December 2021 - Missouri Beef Cattleman

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CONTENTS

December 2021

FEATURES 24

Focusing on Forage

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A Lifetime of Distinguished Service

Frost Seeding Legumes Yield Worthwhile Results

Andy Atzenweiler Continues the Family Legacy

MEMBER NEWS 6 Association Update 20 Beef Checkoff News 50 County News

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Focusing on Forage

COLUMNS 8

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A Lifetime of Distinguished Service

MCA President’s Perspective Friends

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CattleWomen’s Corner

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Straight Talk: Mike Deering

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What’s Cooking at the Beef House

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Try, Try Again

Moving Forward

Off-Season Beef House

On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black Museum Faces

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Capitol Update Time Flies - Really

ON THE COVER: Photo by Annamarie Stone

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


MISSOURI

BEEF CATTLEMAN

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MISSOURI CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION

Volume 50 - Issue 12 (USPS 890-240 • ISSN 0192-3056) Magazine Publishing Office 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, #100, Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: 573-499-9162 • Fax: 573-499-9167 Andy Atzenweiler: Editor/Production/Ad Sales P.O. Box 480977 • Kansas City, Missouri 64148 816-210-7713 • E-mail: mobeef@sbcglobal.net Macey Hurst • Ad Sales • 573-821-6982

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

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

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Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation www.mocattlemenfoundation.org

Missouri’s CattleWomen

http://mocattle.com/missouricattlewomen.aspx

New MCA Members NCBA News Charolais News MCA 2022 Convention Preview

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USMEF News

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Sale Report

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Advertisers Index

Patty Wood, President 660-287-7701 • 16075 Wood Road, La Monte, MO 65337 Bruce Mershon, President-Elect 816-289-3765 • 31107 Lake City Buckner Rd., Buckner, MO 64016 David Dick, Vice President 660-826-0031 • 23529 Anderson School Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301 Matt Hardecke, Treasurer 573-846-6614 • 19102 Skymeadows Dr., Wildwood, MO 63069 Charlie Besher, Secretary 573-866-2846 • RR 5, Box 2402, Patton, MO 63662

2021 MCA Regional Vice Presidents

Region 1: Eric Greenley, 61998 Pleasant Valley Rd. Knox City, MO 63446 660-341-8750 Region 2: Chuck Miller, 393 Spring Garden Road Olean, MO 65064 • 573-881-3589 Region 3: 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: John Shipman, 34266 Hwy KK Mora, MO 65345 • 660-221-1013 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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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

2021 MCA Officers

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Brian & Beth Findley, Gentry, MO Caleb Biggs, Biggs Angus Farms, Purdin, MO Charlotte Redd, Bolivar, MO Chessie Phillips, Cross Timbers, MO Chuck & Beth Lavy, Sugar Creek Piedmontese, Elsberry, MO Colton Hostetler, Louisburg, MO Dalton Dull, Lone Oak Cattle Co. LLC, Lowry City, MO Dan McCutchan, McCutchan Angus, Canton, MO Elliott Cooley, Windsor, MO Grace Crowden, Jackson, MO Gracelyn Holt, Ste. Genevieve, MO Hayden Seyer, Oak Ridge, MO Hunter Seyer, Seyer Farms, Oak Ridge, MO Jamiie Kilmer, Chilhowee, MO Jarrett Long, Cole Camp, MO Jarrod Grayson, Grayson Cattle Company, Newburg, MO

John & Josh Redman, Redman Farms, Amity, MO Kenny Storie, Conway, MO Lane Bollinger, LTK Cattle, Jackson, MO Larry & Karen Luke, Luke Ranch, West Plains, MO Leonard McGee, Purdy, MO Mark & Amy Lehenbauer, Palmyra, MO Michael Henggeler, Henggeler Farms, Guilford, MO Penny Hughs, Purple Wave Auction, Manhattan, KS Richard Schwendemann, Wentzville, MO Robert Bramwell, Bramwell Farms, Centerview, MO Rodney Johnson, Warsaw, MO Seth Phillips, Cross Timbers, MO Shane Leakey, Richmond, MO Skyler Storie, Conway, MO Sonja Langseth, POET Nutrition, Souix Falls, SD Warren Hawthorne, Mayview, MO See the MCA Membership Form on page 77.

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Friends As a kid at camp, I learned about the importance of friendships through a song. “Make new friends but keep the old. One is silver and the other gold.” This chant was to encourage one to never abandon an old friend for the sake of a new one. New friends—your silver friends—add new perspective to explore new places. Gold friends reflect your most enduring relationships to the most significant moments in your life. Our 54th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention on January 7-9, 2022, at Osage Beach, Missouri, is an opportunity to reminisce with old friends, make new acquaintances for cattlemen friends and to “Stand Together.” There’s never been a better time to join your fellow beef producers and industry allies for three days of networking, education and entertainment. There’s nothing better than gathering like-minded folks and acquiring valuable ranching lessons, whether in the trade show, during seminars or at the dinner table. More importantly, there’s an opportunity for cattle industry members to have their voices heard on policy, programs, and leadership. A sincere thank you to the convention committee, volunteers, and staff for their time and commitment in planning this premier event where the Missouri cattle industry comes together to get down to business.

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As I write my last article and reflect on my year as your MCA 2021 President, I am overwhelmed with memories and blessings of the ‘gold’ and ‘silver’ friends who have helped shape me at key moments in my life. You taught me key lessons about who I am and what I value. For me, such friendships hold worth far beyond the monetary value of silver or gold. Friendship is one of the most important and valuable things in my life. Thank you will never be enough to express my gratitude for every person that shared in this 8 adventure.

As I have traveled across the state to county affiliates, each of you welcomed my husband, Pat, and I into your hearts and at your dinner tables. It makes us very proud to see the level of commitment and how seriously cattlemen and cattlewomen are taking the job of being good stewards and neighbors to heart. It amazes us how you never stop looking for ways to better the industry and you care a lot about the future of the beef community. A heartfelt thank you for your inspiration and dedication to agriculture and the cattle industry. There is no stronger connection than between fellow beef producers. It happens when we all pull toward a common goal. Those relationships remind us we’re all in this together. Our grassroots organization serves as a resource for information and education for producers, consumers, and the industry, provides a strong proactive voice for all Missouri beef farm families, and is a catalyst for enhancing producer sustainability. Friends – old, new, silver, gold – we stand together! Many people will walk in and out of our lives, but only true friends leave footprints in our hearts. Thanks for being that friend!



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Straight

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with Mike Deering Moving Forward I am not sure if it is just part of getting older or if time is truly flying by. I cannot believe we are concluding 2021 and welcoming a new year. It seems like we just finished our annual convention, and here we are a month away from the next one. No matter how quickly this year has gone by, we cannot neglect reflecting on the past 12 months and what we were able to accomplish together. While legislative session didn’t yield any meaningful reform to eminent domain laws in the state, we still walked away with successes that will benefit Missouri cattle producers. Most notably, MCA was a leader in pushing Rep. Kent Haden’s inspection authority legislation across the finish line. This legislation makes crystal clear what entities have the legal authority to conduct inspections on Missouri farms and ranches. It excludes county health departments, activists and others lacking scientific expertise. It also prohibits bogus laws promulgated in California and other states from taking hold in Missouri.

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Bouncing back to eminent domain, I want to note this issue brought hundreds of cattlemen to the capitol fighting for private property rights. That’s a win and will have a lasting impact. Further, we identified a freshman senator who was a champion on this issue and will be a champion for all matters impacting farmers and ranchers. We are blessed to have Senator Jason Bean, a fellow farmer, in the Senate. He was a rock star this past session, and he is just getting started.

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MCA didn’t stop fighting for long-term structural changes in the beef cattle markets. MCA was a leader in the drafting of bipartisan legislation in the House sponsored by Missouri’s own Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler and Congressman Emanuel Cleaver. These two leaders give us some level of hope in Washington. It was also a major win to have Senator Chuck Grassley

Executive Vice President move away from the 50-14 legislation and join forces with Senator Deb Fischer and others to file legislation that has a fighting chance of becoming law. These two bills will most definitely help bring greater transparency and price discovery to the markets. While the success stories continue, I only have 500 words to work with and cannot overlook this association’s involvement in showcasing Missouri as the ideal location for more beef processing. We committed year-over-year to our members that we will push for more processing, and we have honored that commitment. After nearly a year-long, multi-state site selection process, the American Foods Group family has selected Warren County as home to a processing facility that will harvest roughly 2,400 head per day with about 50% being cows and 50% fats. This plant is expected to be fully operational by the start of 2025, which will be here before you know it. Lastly, attitude reflects leadership. Our association is strong, and you have consistently elected leaders who are in their respective positions for the right reasons. Patty Wood served this association as its president with an unwavering commitment to every member and worked hard to ensure new faces had the opportunity to be involved. As we move forward, we should all be optimistic about the future of this industry and our association.


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Balanced Approach Delivers Strong Economic Recovery in Missouri Source: Office of Governor Parson ( JEFFERSON CITY, MO) – Last month, Governor Mike Parson celebrated Missouri’s strong economic position as the number of Missourians on unemployment decreases, businesses continue to invest and expand in Missouri, and the state earns several economic recognitions. “Throughout the pandemic, we took a balanced approach that protected the health and safety of Missourians without sacrificing their livelihoods,” Governor Parson said. “We didn’t force businesses to shut their doors or Missourians out of the workforce. Thanks to our common sense measures, Missouri is now in a strong economic position with a 3.8 percent unemployment rate, thousands of new jobs created, and billions of dollars in business investment.” In September 2021, Missouri’s unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent from a high of 12.5 percent during the COVID-19 pandemic. Missouri’s unemployment rate prior to the pandemic was 3.7 percent. Only 15,000 Missourians are currently drawing unemployment benefits, down from 124,000 at the beginning of 2021 and 385,000 in 2020 at the height of the pandemic. In the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic, Missouri’s metropolitan areas experienced sharp job losses. Since then, Missouri has recovered 77 percent of all jobs lost during the pandemic, outpacing five of Missouri’s bordering states. Several metro areas are outperforming the statewide rate with Joplin at 108 percent, Jefferson City at 97 percent, Springfield at 97 percent, Kansas City at 90 percent, Cape Girardeau at 87 percent, and Columbia at 82 percent.

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Governor Parson and his administration have reshaped economic and workforce development in the state of Missouri and the state has earned top recognitions because of these efforts.

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• Missouri is 1st in the United States for on-the-job training participants • Missouri is 3rd in the United States for apprenticeships • Missouri is 3rd in the United States for pandemic proof small businesses • Missouri is 3rd in the United States for business tax index – outranking all neighboring states

• Missouri is 4th in the United States for opportunity • Missouri is 4th in the United States for new manufacturing facilities • Missouri is 4th in the United States for the best place to retire • Missouri is 5th in the United States for low cost of doing business • Missouri is 7th in the United States for people relocating to the state • Missouri is 7th in the United States for tech manufacturing growth • Missouri is 8th in the United States for housing affordability • Missouri is 8th in the United States for economic recovery • Missouri is 8th in the United States for best place to work for nurses • Missouri is 9th in the United States for military retirees • Missouri is 9th in the United States for tech hubs • Missouri is 10th in the United States for automotive and aerospace industries • Missouri is 10th in the United States for new business expansion • Missouri is 10th in the United State for women in tech • Missouri is 10th in the United States for site selection • Missouri is 11th in the United States for business environment • Missouri is 11th in the United States for defense spending • Missouri is 12th in the United States for best overall tax climate • Missouri One Start – a brand new training program, created through Talent for Tomorrow – ranked 9th in the nation Despite the challenges of COVID-19, companies continued to invest and expand in Missouri, with over $3.6 billion in new business investment and more than 12,500 new jobs created. “Our general revenues are up and businesses are investing in Missouri, showing producers and consumers alike are confident in the direction of Missouri’s economy,” Governor Parson said. “Even though we are seeing success, with more than 129,000 job openings across the state, we still have work to do. We are continuing our investments in our talent pipeline that drives Missouri’s economy and brings opportunity to all Missourians. We are moving forward in this state.”


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NCBA Urges Vilsack to Halt Brazilian Beef Imports Source: NCBA WASHINGTON (November 12, 2021) — Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) called on Secretary Vilsack to immediately suspend all imports of fresh beef from Brazil to the United States. In the letter to USDA, NCBA asked for a suspension until the agency conducts a thorough risk assessment and review of the processes that Brazil’s Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (MAPA) uses to detect disease and other threats to consumers. NCBA also urged USDA to review Brazil’s veterinary diagnostic laboratory system. “It’s time to keep Brazilian fresh beef out of this country until USDA can confirm that Brazil meets the same consumer and food safety standards that we apply to all our trade partners,” said NCBA Vice President of Government Affairs Ethan Lane. “NCBA has long expressed concerns about Brazil’s history of failing to report atypical BSE cases in a timely manner, a pattern that stretches back as far as 2012. Their poor track record and lack of transparency raises

serious doubts about Brazil’s ability to produce cattle and beef at an equivalent level of safety as American producers. If they cannot meet that bar, their product has no place here,” added Lane. According to reports published by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE), Brazil took more than eight weeks to report two confirmed cases of atypical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE). The OIE requires countries to report within 24 hours for any animal disease event that could be of international concern for public health emergencies. After the market devastation of 2003, American cattle producers have worked diligently to protect consumers and restore confidence both at home and abroad. Farmers and ranchers benefit greatly from the demand for beef that is built upon a commitment to integrity, transparency, and the highest scientific standards. The consumer trust that our producers have worked so hard to build must not be jeopardized by any country that seeks to cut corners or conceal the truth about food safety concerns. Brazilian beef companies must prove that they are worthy of access to American consumers.

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill is a Win for the Cattle Industry Source: NCBA

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WASHINGTON (November 6, 2021) — Late last evening, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2021. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is pleased to see the passage of this bill, as infrastructure investments are fundamental to the success of the U.S. cattle industry. NCBA Executive

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Director of Government Affairs Allison Rivera issued the following statement in response: “The infrastructure package includes several key provisions that NCBA has long advocated for, including funding for the modernization of roads and bridges, funding for high-speed rural broadband, congressional commitment to the improvement of the federal permitting process for critical water-related investments and an additional 150 air-mile exemption for livestock haulers on the destination of hauls, providing much needed flexibility under current hours-of-service regulations. “Investing in critical infrastructure is consistent with NCBA’s mission to increase producer profitability. The ability for cattle producers to efficiently raise cattle, haul them safely and compete in a fast-paced global marketplace has a direct link to the economic stability of rural communities and a resilient food supply chain. We look forward to the president signing the bill and stand ready to ensure proper implementation.”


Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Welcomes New Beef Processing Facility The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association welcomes news of a new beef processing facility in the state expected to process 2,400 cattle per day once fully operational by the end of 2024. Subsequent to a lengthy, multi-site selection process, the American Foods Group, LLC (AFG), announced Warren County, Mo., will be home to the facility expected to employ more than 1,300 people. MCA Executive Vice President Mike Deering said the 70-plus year old, family-owned company has a long history in the beef business and is very familiar with Missouri’s livestock industry.

“Missouri is able to compete for projects of this magnitude because of our strong agriculture community and business-friendly economy,” said Governor Mike Parson. “As a third-generation farmer and cattleman myself, I know how beneficial having a company like American Foods Group in Warren County will be for Missouri’s farmers and consumers. We are excited that Missouri is the planned location and remain committed to supporting the company as this project continues to develop in our state.” More information will become available throughout the facility’s development.

“This family knows the quality of cattle produced in this state by more than 50,000 farm and ranch families,” said Deering. “AFG has long purchased cattle in this state for their other processing plants and having a company like this in Missouri will undoubtedly help producers here and in surrounding states. The plant is expected to process both cows and fat cattle.” The effort to bring the new AFG facility to Missouri has also included the Missouri Departments of Agriculture and Economic Development, along with Greater St. Louis, Inc., and the Missouri Partnership.

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What’s Cookin’ at the

Missouri Beef House By Beef House Team Off-Season Beef House Ever wonder what goes on at the MCA Beef House when the fair is not happening? For the most part, planning, organizing, and projects are taking place in preparation for next year’s fair. However, a few opportunities come our way to serve beef for small groups who rent the facility from the fair and the MCA Beef House Crew does the catering.

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On Wednesday, October 13, 2021, the MCA Beef House was opened to serve our delicious beef burgers to 100 competitors and guests in the 8th Annual American Horseman Challenge (AHCA) held this year at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. AHCA members from North America had the opportunity to compete with individuals from outside their local competition area in an obstacle course event, perfect for all riders, all disciplines and every skill level. The four-day event included a BBQ on Wednesday evening at the MCA Beef House, hosted by the Sedalia Chamber & Convention & Visitors Bureau for the eighth consecutive year.

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A BIG thanks goes out to MCA Volunteers: Suetta Carter, David Dick, Marvin Dieckman, John and Kathy Harris, Kenny and Susan Smarr, and Pat and Patty Wood. They graciously accepted the Beef House challenge to cook and serve this delicious meal. On Tuesday, October 26, 2021, the MCA Beef House opened the doors to the Pettis County Republican Party to serve our delicious beef burgers and beef dogs to 74 members and guests for their TARGET (The Association of Republicans Getting Everyone Together) Annual Fall Meeting and 81st John C. Ryan Picnic. Missouri Secretary of State Jay Ashcroft was the keynote speaker. A HUGE thanks to MCA Volunteers: Suetta Carter, Marvin Dieckman, Ed and Judy Ehrhardt, John and Kathy Harris, Russell and Donna Martin, Kenny and Susan Smarr, Ted and Merrilyn Williams, and Pat and Patty Wood. They consistently accept the Beef House challenge to cook, serve and enjoy the opportunity to be a part of the Beef House experience. Thought for the month: “First Dude, Pat Wood, sat in the corner eating his Christmas dinner. He picked up his knife, cut up a steak and said, “What a good life we have!”


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BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS Tis the Season to Highlight Beef New Advocacy Program Blazes Trail for Beef Driving the demand for beef starts at the grassroots with a strong network of advocates willing to share beef’s positive message. The new Trailblazers program, developed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor to the Beef Checkoff, takes advocacy to the next level by giving correcting myths.

Virtual Cooking Club This winter, the Missouri Beef Industry Council is picking back up the Virtual Cooking Club by hosting a four-part virtual cooking series. Each month a holiday specific recipe will be presented to club members with accompanying nutritional information and beef industry sustainability facts.

“Trailblazers is a competitive, highly engaging and interactive program that is developing the next generation of beef advocates,” said Chandler Mulvaney, director of grassroots advocacy & spokesperson development at NCBA. “The goal of this program is to empower the beef community to share their stories, which ultimately helps safeguard the work of cattle farmers and ranchers across the country.”

The November segment highlighted a Classic Beef Tenderloin Roast with Cranberry Drizzle recipe, a decadent option for Thanksgiving Dinner or a holiday meal. In this recipe, you can enjoy a beef tenderloin roast, with a roasted brussel spout and onion side and a light cranberry and balsamic vinegar sauce.

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Trailblazers is looking for its first class of spokespeople to participate in a year-long hands-on program designed to train, equip and empower beef advocates. Selected candidates will receive training to become expert communicators, excel in media interviews and understand how to build confidence in beef related practices when talking to consumers.

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Each year, 10-12 new Trailblazers will be selected to create a tight-knit community that works together to find solutions to social and practical issues impacting the beef community. Throughout the year, Trailblazers will receive advanced in-person and virtual training from subject matter experts, learning how to effectively engage on various social media platforms, interact with the media, and enhance public speaking skills. Upon completion of the program, Trailblazers will serve as industry spokespeople and inform beef advocates at the local and state levels on advocacy, media and spokesperson best practices. The application process for the inaugural class of Trailblazers is now open. For more information and to apply, visit the website.

You can find the recorded video on the Missouri Beef Industry Council YouTube account. In this brief 20-minute segment, you will learn more about the Missouri Beef Industry Council and its mission, staff members, the beef industry and beef nutrition. Follow us on social media to stay engaged with upcoming programs. To get involved in the upcoming Club events, visit www.mobeef.com/cooking/virtual-cooking-club . You are invited to join the club for the next recipe feature on December 20, 2021 at 3:00 PM! This virtual event will highlight a delightful beef brunch recipe that is sure to please your holiday guests. In the following months, you can expect to enjoy a tutorial on a tasty appetizer to enjoy during your gameday festivities and a heart-healthy option to enjoy during National Heart Health Month in February. Benny the Bull Heads to Busch Stadium The Washington Nationals have the presidents. The Milwaukee Brewers have the sausages. The St. Louis Cardinals have the Farm Team. Missouri Farmers Care (MFC) is teaming up with the St. Louis Cardinals to bring some new faces to Busch Stadium in 2022. Currently comprised of MFC


mascots Sweet Bessie, Captain Cornelius and Simon the Soybean, the farm team is part of the “Race to the Plate” educational campaign to increase awareness and understanding of today’s food production. New in 2022, will be the Missouri Beef Industry mascot, Benny the Bull. The mascots will be jockeying for bragging rights at each Friday night home game in Busch Stadium and racing to educate fans on Missouri agriculture. As the mascots vie for the win, in-stadium video boards will highlight facts about modern pork, dairy, soybean, beef and corn production. Missouri’s farm families are also encouraging fans tuning into Cardinal Radio to learn more about today’s agriculture through radio spots highlighting farm facts and Friday night races. Print ads are also featured in the Cardinals Gameday Magazine and scorecard.

Hallmark Television Extends Another Holiday Season with Beef The Beef Checkoff is working with the Hallmark Channel’s Countdown to Christmas once again for a cable TV and digital advertising effort starting November 15. This partnership includes a special sponsoring of a new Hallmark premiere movie called Christmas at Castle Hart starring Lacey Chabert, over the important Thanksgiving weekend. The campaign started rolling out on November 1 with new elements going into market throughout the month leading up to Thanksgiving.

Missouri Farmers Care is a joint effort by Missouri’s agriculture community to stand together for the state’s top industry. Learn more about Missouri agriculture and the farm families producing our food at www.MOFarmersCare.com.

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McDonald’s Joins Beef Checkoff Promotion in November During the first week in November, BIWFD ran co-branded ads with McDonald’s on the DoorDash delivery platform. These ads were in conjunction with a deal McDonald’s is executing with their quarter-pounder burgers. This was a great opportunity to see the BIWFD logo with the golden arches in a national campaign. Our Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. social team posted on Facebook and Instagram each day through Nov. 4th to help promote the co-branding and the DoorDash offer. Specifics of the promotion included: October 31 - November 4 Nationwide on the DoorDash platform • Regular users received a free quarterpounder w/ cheese with any $15+ order using offer code ‘BEEF’ • DashPassers (monthly subscribers): Received a free quarter-pounder w/ cheese meal with any $15+ order using offer code ‘BEEFforDINNER’

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AICA Announces Clint Rusk as New Executive Vice President Source: AICA The American-International Charolais Association Board of Directors has selected Clint Rusk, current Department Head of the Animal and Food Sciences Department at Oklahoma State University, as its new Executive Vice President. Clint will be replacing J. Neil Orth, who is retiring at the end of 2021 after two decades of leading the organization. Clint grew up on his family’s Hereford and Angus ranch near Sun City, Kansas. After graduating as valedictorian of his high school class, Clint attended Colby Community College, where he was a Presidential Scholar and a member of the National Champion Livestock Judging Team. He graduated Summa Cum Laude from Kansas State University with his B.S. degree in 1980. After graduation, Clint returned to his family’s ranch for five years. In 1985, Clint and his family moved to Fort Collins, Colorado, to manage the purebred cattle unit at Colorado State University. In 1987, he also accepted the duty of coaching CSU’s livestock judging team. Clint coached 10 livestock judging teams at Colorado State University. His teams were Reserve National Champions in 1987, 1991, 1993 and 1995. Clint was named “Coach of the Year” by the Intercollegiate Coaches’ Association, in 1991 and 1992. For the past 24 years, Dr. Rusk has helped coordinate livestock judging contests for collegiate, 4-H and FFA contestants at contests across the country.

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Clint completed his M.S. degree in 1992 and his Ph.D. in male reproductive physiology in 1997 at Colorado State University. After completing his doctorate, Dr. Rusk joined Purdue University as its Youth Livestock Specialist. Clint enjoyed conducting educational programming for 4-H members and their parents for 13 years. In 2009, Dr. Rusk was selected to lead the Animal

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and Range Sciences Department at South Dakota State University. Over a three-year period, Dr. Rusk gained valuable administrative experience working with industry leaders, university professors, successful alumni, and an outstanding group of dedicated students. As executive Vice President, Clint will work closely with AICA staff and Board of Directors to serve the Association’s members. He will be in attendance at the November board meetings in Louisville, Kentucky. Clint’s employment will commence November 1st at the AICA Headquarters. He and his wife, Madeleine will make their home in Kansas City. The Rusks have two children: Shane and his wife Julie and a daughter Ashley. Dr. Rusk said, “I am thrilled to join the American-International Charolais Association as Executive Vice President. I look forward to meeting Charolais breeders at the American Royal in Kansas City and the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville in the coming weeks. While in Louisville, I’m also looking forward to attending the induction of J. Neil Orth into the prestigious Saddle and Sirloin Club on Sunday evening, November 14th.”


J. Neil Orth Honored at NAILE

Congratulations to J. Neil Orth on his induction to the Saddle & Sirloin Club portrait gallery during North American International Livestock Exposition 2021. Orth has mentored three generations through his work as a livestock marketer and breed association executive. The esteemed portrait gallery serves as the livestock industry’s hall of fame.

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On the Edge of

Common Sense with Baxter Black Museum Faces I took a trip to the museum of natural history. It was a fascinating place: a taxidermist’s showcase. A dog heaven, what with all the prehistoric bones. But as I walked through the halls and stared at the infinite variety of creatures that stalked the earth, I began to feel uneasy. I started seeing familiar faces looking back at me.

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There stood the reincarnated remains of Stegosaurus. He was twenty-five feet long, had a hump in his back, big spikes on his tail and a skull about the size of a Spanish goat. The description said he wandered from place to place, grumbling about the mud and slashing his tail at his enemies. He had one brain the size of a walnut in his head that controlled his mouth. He had another in his rear end that controlled his tail. It is unlikely that the two brains communicated much. Thus, one end never knew what the other was doing so that if his mouth wasn’t getting’ him in trouble the other end was. He looked like every feedlot cowboy I’ve ever known.

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Back in the corner was Brother Walrus, weighing in at 700 pounds. I could picture his rounding the corner of the loading chute, sittin’ behind the wheel of his 2003 Lincoln. Or hooking his tusks out the window as he drove up and down the feedlot alley, figgerin’ out how to shave two cents off the price. All he needed was a cheap cigar to look like yer typical, everyday packin’ house buyer. Rearing up before me, seventeen feet tall, with a head the size of a front-end loader, was Tyrannosaurus rex. His hug mouth and armory of teeth reminded me of Carlsbad Caverns. Every creature gave him wide berth. His front paws were very small, good for very little except, possibly, counting money. He ate everything he could catch and showed no mercy. The fiercest carnivore that ever lived … yer friendly Ag loan officer. Then I came upon a pitiful sight. A Giant Sloth, mired in the Tar Pits. He was being attacked by two Saber toothed tigers (drug salesman), six hyenas (government bureaucrats), an alligator (the implement dealer), and a covey of buzzards (assorted veterinarians, consultants, county agents and commodity brokers). He was stuck in the tar. He couldn’t get out. Even if, by some miracle, he did manage to extricate himself from the tar, he’d still have to fight his way through the hungry predators. Strangely enough, it occurred to me that if the Giant Sloth finally went under, so would the predators. So it goes with the farmer rancher.


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Angus Breeders Gather for a Legendary Weekend Source: Angus Communications The American Angus Association® capped off a successful 2021 National Angus Convention and Trade Show packed with passion, innovation, and achievement. The three-day event attracted 1,600 attendees and nearly 100 trade show vendors. “This year’s Convention was a tremendous success,” said Mark McCully, American Angus Association chief executive officer. “We were so grateful to have our Angus family gathered together in person again to celebrate what we’ve accomplished and where we’re headed. The breed’s current reputation is a testament to the collective efforts of hard-working producers and vast industry advancements.” Each day was loaded with informational sessions, networking events, and wall-to-wall trade-show vendors. On day one, Angus enthusiasts had a chance to partake in various tours such as an in-depth look at nearby Angus operation, Gabriel Ranch, and a cowboy culture tour of the Fort Worth Stockyards. Cattlemen and women also attended the Beef Blitz tour hosted by the

Certified Angus Beef® brand. They toured several Fort Worth eateries that partner with the brand to provide top-of-the-line Angus beef to consumers. Throughout the convention were educational Angus University workshops. Each session was hosted by an industry expert and was geared to inform cattlemen and women about topics ranging from AAA Log In and improving the bottom line to the importance of genetic advancement. For the American Angus Auxiliary, the convention kicked off their 70th Anniversary celebration. The organization hosted several events including its Annual Meeting, the 70th Anniversary Kickoff Reception, the Annual Auxiliary Breakfast, and the Miss American Angus competition. Leadership Panel A leadership panel with representatives for each entity of the Association reported on the previous fiscal year’s successes and what the future holds. The over-arching theme of the panel’s conversation was the importance of the Association’s membership and how to best provide tools and opportunities for them and their commercial cattlemen customers. Kelli Retallick-Riley, president of Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), spoke about the strides in genomic data information that will better the current tools AGI offers members. She also stressed the economic value of genomics from a maternal standpoint. Combining these

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During the dinner reception, Certified Angus Beef (CAB) recognized three recipients of producer awards. Achieving the Seedstock Commitment to Excellence award was Yon Family Farms, South Carolina. Honored for the Ambassador Award category was Pfeiffer Angus Farms, Oklahoma. Finally, topping the Sustainability Award category was Bradley 3 Ranch, Texas.

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Dr. David Patterson to be Honored at Missouri Livestock Symposium Source: Missouri Livestock Symposium KIRKSVILLE, Mo. – The Missouri Livestock Symposium will recognize Dr. David Patterson as the inaugural recipient of the Missouri Livestock Symposium Achievement Award. Dr. Patterson will become a member of the Missouri Livestock Symposium Hall of Fame and will be inducted at a ceremony at the Symposium on Friday evening, December 3 in Kirksville, MO. According to committee vice-chairman Zac Erwin, the Symposium committee wanted to build on their reach and replace previous awards with one that is more inclusive and recognizes livestock industry leaders for career achievements. “When you think about individuals that have had a tremendous impact on beef cattle production in Missouri, Dr. Patterson rises the top of that list,” said Erwin. David Patterson is a Chancellor’s Professor in the Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri. Patterson, a native of Montana, completed his BS and MS degrees at Montana State University, with research for his MS degree conducted at the USDA Livestock and Range Research Laboratory in Miles City, Montana. Patterson received his PhD in Reproductive Physiology from Kansas State University and joined the Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri in 1996 after serving as State Extension Beef Specialist in Reproductive Physiology at the University of Kentucky.

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Dr. Patterson received funding for the past 21 years from the National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Competitive Grants Program to support his research and extension efforts. He was the first recipient of an integrated award in animal reproduction from NIFA. Patterson’s record of accomplishment includes over 600 refereed journal articles, scientific abstracts, proceedings papers and presentations at state, regional, national, and international meetings. Dr. Patterson’s research efforts gained wide industry acceptance over the course of his career, resulting in new strategies to synchronize estrus and ovulation in postpartum beef cows and replacement beef heifers.

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Dr. Patterson led development of the Missouri ShowMe-Select® Replacement Heifer Program, drawing on the fundamentals upon which Extension and the Land

Grant System were founded: “The use and application of what we know to create knowledge.” The ShowMe-Select® program enables participants to make practical production, management, and marketing decisions based on economics. The program had a significant impact on Missouri’s economy, acknowledged by Patterson receiving the University of Missouri President’s Award for Economic Development, and being named as one of “50 Missourians You Should Know”, by Ingram’s Kansas City Business Magazine. The Show-Me-Select® program created an on-going educational conduit for beef producers in Missouri focused on reproductive management and genetic improvement of their herds, and is the first statewide, on-farm beef heifer development and marketing program in the US. Patterson was recognized as Man of the Year in Missouri Agriculture in 2001 for development and implementation of the Show-Me-Select® program. Dr. Patterson was a founding member and chair of the Beef Reproduction Task Force, a group formed at the turn of the century providing scientific-based recommendations for the application of reproductive technologies to the U.S. beef cattle industry. Dr. Patterson is a past recipient of the Continuing Service Award presented by the Beef Improvement Federation; the Frederick Blackmar Mumford Outstanding Faculty Member Award presented by the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; the Research Award presented by the National Association of Animal Breeders; the MU C. Brice Ratchford Memorial Fellowship Award for commitment, dedication and effectiveness in advancing the land-grant mission; and the American Society of Animal Science Extension, Animal Industry Service, Animal Management, and Fellow Awards. This Missouri Livestock Symposium is honored to recognize Dr. David Patterson with the Missouri Livestock Symposium Achievement Award for his career achievements. The Missouri Livestock Symposium is set for December 3 and 4 at the William Matthew Middle School in Kirksville. It is the largest agricultural-based trade show and educational program in the Midwest. For more information about the Missouri Livestock Symposium, go to http://www.missourilivestock.com/.


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Mid-Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Mid-Missouri Cattlemen’s Association had a meeting at Miller County Regional Stockyards in Eldon. The meeting/dinner had 30 people in attendance. The meal was prepared by Barbara Zimmerman and was provided by Randy Schilling, John Voelei, DVM, from Boerhinger Ingelheim and Joe Brown of Multimin. Everyone enjoyed a brisket dinner with all the fixings, then President Wendy Cantrell opened the meeting up with introductions. The main topic of discussion was focused around herd health and proper diagnosis and treatment of cattle. There was a lot of discussion on different diseases and how to spot them in calves. It was an open forum with several different discussions and topics, which is always beneficial. Joe Brown of Multimin was also here to discuss the importance of herd health and mineral deficiencies. Disease prevention is key to animal health. “Prevention is preferable to treatment.” Multimin shows an incredible difference in the quality of cattle after treatment. After this meeting, the officers gathered for a business meeting. At that time, we discussed old business, as well as the change of convention location, which is taking place in January 2022. Most everyone was in agreement that this is a good choice to change location to Margaritaville.

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We want to thank Miller County Regional Stockyards and the staff for hosting the meeting. We would also like to wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.

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Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association Prairie Grove School south of Buffalo was once again the setting of the annual meeting of the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association (DCCA) on November 9. The 175 members and guests in attendance enjoyed a delicious roast beef dinner prepared by Ruby Hostetler, Gloria Miller and their crew. As always, we thank the school for their hospitality and all the ladies for their great food and hard work. We always appreciate Mike Deering joining us each year. Mike updated us on important legislative issues, such as eminent domain and market transparency. He informed members about MCA-sponsored events, including the “Top 100” Profitability Challenge, Missouri Cattlemen’s Leadership College, and the Missouri Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show. We were glad to have Region 6 Vice President Warren Love attend our meeting. Warren asked us to think about issues that affect our cattle industry today. He urged us to stay united as cattle producers, challenging everyone to become a member of MCA.

Warren Love speaking at the Dallas County meeting.

Last summer, DCCA was proud to help sponsor a trip that Buffalo FFA students took to the western states. Because the Washington Leadership Conference was not held, Buffalo FFA advisors Mary Ann Boro and Joey Stokes planned an educational, as well as fun time for their students. Attending the meeting to tell about their trip were eight students and advisor Mr. Stokes. Each student thanked DCCA for the financial assistance and told about an interesting place they visited, including Hoover Dam, the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, national parks and various other places. They really enjoyed their day at a 3,000 head dairy. The 2021 DCCA officers and board were recognized and thanked for their time and help they give to the organization. All officers and board members will remain the same for the upcoming year. DCCA will once again be donating socks to OACAC in December as part of the “Toys for Tots” program in the community. It is estimated that around 300 children will benefit from the program this year. A number of our members plan to attend the Missouri Cattle Industry Convention in January. DECEMBER 2021

We are looking forward to planning our membership meetings and promoting beef for the new year. We hope everyone has a joyous holiday season!

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Barton County Cattlemen Barton County Cattlemen met October 19, 2021, at the Thiebaud meeting rooms in Lamar. President Brett Faubion opened the meeting with prayer. The Cattlemen enjoyed a brisket dinner prepared by Scott Nolting. The meal was sponsored by Lamar Insurance Group. A program was presented by Joe Brown, Tech Sales Representative in Missouri and Illinois for Multimin. Mr. Brown stated that Multimin 90 is an injectable trace mineral supplement for cattle which optimizes cattle health and reproduction when given at key stages of production. Multimin 90 includes copper, zinc, selenium and manganese. He recommends treating at the same time as vaccinations are given. It will give a faster immune response, higher measurable antibody titers and cellmediated response. A number one sign of copper deficiency is the hide turning brown. It also causes brown hair on the withers and long hair growth. Fescue is high in sulfur which binds copper. Copper deficiency is part of fescue toxicosis. To increase conception rate, inject Multimin 90 30-45 days before breeding and pre-calving. If using artificial insemination, inject when putting in Cidrs. Milk is a poor source of trace minerals. Adding Multimin 90 to scour vaccine or other vaccines will improve effectiveness. Following the program, Mr. Brown presented a $1,000 check from Multimin to the Show Me Youth Agriculture Academy. This will enable the youth to purchase Multimin 90 for use in their herd. Barton County Cattlemen met November 9, 2021, at the Thiebaud meeting rooms in Lamar.

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A large group of cattlemen enjoyed the brisket dinner prepared by Scott Nolting. The meal was sponsored by Lamar Bank and Trust. The program was presented by Tammy Bartholomew, director of the Show Me Youth Agriculture Academy and some of her students. Currently there are 12 students, with plans to expand the program to high school students in the surrounding area. The program

Joe Brown presented a $1,000 check from Multimin 90 to the Show Me Youth Agriculture Academy during the Barton County Cattlemen October meeting.

includes all aspects of managing beef cattle with handson experiences. All students are directly involved, from fixing fence and cleaning the barn to vaccinations and AI. Tammy told about the many projects and activities the students of the Academy have been involved in. They are working with Akaushi cattle. Research projects are beginning. Each student has a project with real-life application. One project is testing the result of using baleage from weaning to finish. The student is working with information from Energy Curve Technology. Students took steers to the Tri State Mo Feedout. They also took 12 head to Missouri Prime Beef Packers. Nine were prime and three were choice or choice plus. They will be marketing to restaurants. Students have completed BQA training and are earning AI Certification. The Show Me Ag youth are working with the FFA to present a women in ag conference on November 30 for all FFA members in Southwest Missouri and Southeast Kansas. The website is www.showmeag.org. Their Facebook page is Show Me Youth Ag Academy, which includes all the news of the student activities and learning opportunities, including some videos. Barton County Cattlemen were encouraged to sign up for Salvation Army bell ringing. Our next Barton County Cattlemen’s meeting will be December 14 at Thiebaud.


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St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association held their 28th Annual Meeting on Saturday, November 6, at the Top of the World Barn in Osceola. There were 60 members and guests in attendance. The Landmark Restaurant, along with Warren Love, Robert Salmon and Josh Salmon served a good meal. A special thank you to our Annual Meeting sponsors: Bartz Tax and Accounting; Burns Custom Spraying, LLC; Cook Tractor Parts, Inc.; Golden Valley Tractor; H & E West Missouri Vet Clinic; Heritage Tractor; Landmark Restaurant; State Representative Jim Kalberloh; Osage Valley Electric; Osceola Abstract and Title; Powell Meat Company; Sugarfoot BBQ and Wheeler Livestock Auction. The Appleton City FFA and Lakeland FFA gave updates on their activities. Mike Nance and Warren Love gave updates from the state association. St. Clair County Cattlemen started the MoBeef for MoKids program in our county in 2019. We have donated 24 head to date. We would like to thank the following who have donated to the program: 2019 – Byron Wheeler, Paul Wheeler, Larry Shelby, Austin Shelby, Weston Shelby, Mike Nance, Josh Salmon, Eddie Meredith, Johnson Ranch, Howard Taber, Joe Shelby, Robert Salmon, Willie Davis, Donnahue Farms, Don Payton, Phillip Johnston and Raysha Tate; 2020 – Bill Creek, Community First Bank, Dull & Heany, LLC, Gregg Smith Ford, Hawthorne Bank, Jim Falk Motors, John and Megan Swaters, Legacy Bank and Trust, Oakstar Bank and Phillip and Carol Johnston; 2021 - Community First Bank, Dull & Heany LLC, Gregg Smith Ford, Hawthorne Bank, Jim Falk Motors, Legacy Bank and Trust, Oakstar Bank, Stewart and Kiefer Real Estate, and Phillip and Carol Johnston.

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St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association likes to recognize individuals that have a long-term commitment to the organization. The people have been very valuable to helping the organization become what it is today. This year’s people were Joe and Barb Shelby. Kaylee Lower and Justin Austin were awarded $2,000 scholarships to go towards their agricultural degrees.

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Last year at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Convention in January, St. Clair County Cattlemen were awarded Second Overall County Affiliate for 2020 and won a Miraco 3345 30-Gallon, 1-Hole Mira Fount valued at $699. The Cattlemen will be auctioning off the Mira Fount on December 18, 2021, at 6 p.m. at Wheeler Livestock Auction. We encourage as many as can be to attend as the money will go to help our organization. Thanks to all who came!

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Johnson County The Johnson County Cattlemen’s Association held a meeting at the Johnson County Fairgrounds on October 26, 2021. There were around 35 people in attendance. Michael Watkins with Preferred Livestock Supplements sponsored the meeting, and members enjoyed a delicious BBQ beef dinner. Michael spoke about their tub lineup and the benefits for producers. Johnson County had a busy summer with multiple cooks across the county, including the Holden Fair and Johnson County Fair. Michael Watkins with Preferred Livestock Supplements

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On November 11, 2021, the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association held their monthly meeting. This meeting was at the Elks Lodge in Bolivar. The Cattlemen cooked steaks, sides were provided, and the cattlewomen baked desserts. With around 80 people in attendance, we had a full house. President Bob Moreland called the meeting to order, followed by the pledge and a prayer. Minutes from the previous board meeting were discussed, including cookings and trunk-or-treat. Bob also discussed sharing your Christmas; if anyone wants to make a donation. they can contact us. We will have a float in the Bolivar Chamber of Commerce Christmas Parade on December 4, and the Beef Queen will be handing out beef sticks and candy. The Polk County Beef Queen was crowned by Bob Moreland and Logan Chaney. Madeline Payne will be representing us at various events throughout the next year. Matt Henenberg updated us on Missouri Beef Days. This is a new event that will be held May 16-21, 2022. This is very exciting for our county, and the Cattlemen will be cooking and volunteering for this event. Sam Alexander also thanked us for supporting him in his campaign for U.S. Congress.This meeting was sponsored by Mo-Kan Livestock Market. Although a representative couldn’t make it to the meeting due to other conflicts, Logan Chaney gave us some updates. Our next meeting will be on December 9 in the stakeholders room at Southwest Baptist University. This won’t be a traditional meeting as this is our Christmas celebration with entertainment by Bruce Blakemore. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased from any of the board members. Make sure you are following us on Facebook so you can stay updated on events.

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Madeline Payne, Marenna Pomeroy, Josie Toombs, Emma Hancock - Serving food

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Henry County Cattleman Henry County Cattleman met October 21 at Dietz Family Buffet. The meal was sponsored by Mo-Kan Livestock Market. Jim Hertzog gave an interesting presentation about the Hertzog Meat Locker which has now opened their new, state-of-the-art, USDA inspected meat processing facility in Butler, Missouri. Call them at (660) 720-BEEF if you have questions. Marvin Dieckman and Warren Love gave updates about MCA activities at the state level. The 54th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show has had a location change. The convention will be held at Margaritaville Lake Resort at Osage Beach, January 7-9, 2022. All present were invited to attend. Henry County Cattlemen were given the honor to cook beef burgers for our Veterans at Warrensburg on November 11, 2021. A caravan with supply trailer, grill and 148 beef burgers drove to Warrensburg and cooked lunch. The Henry County Cattleman were given this honor in 2008 and have continued the tradition (except for 2020 due to COVID) fromThank you to our Veterans, we salute you. Henry County Cattleman met November 18, 2021, at Dietz Family Buffet with 17 members and guests. Clinton Farmers Elevator was the sponsor with speakers Tom Scanlon and Brian Knapp sharing great information about QLF cattle health and soil health. If you have questions, call Jake Lewis at Farmers Elevator. No meeting will be held in December. Our next meeting is January 20, 2022, at Dietz Family Buffet.

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Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s Association The November meeting of the Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s Association was held November 2 at Joplin Regional Stockyards in Carthage. The evening began with a great meal by the Yard’s Café Crew. President Scynthia Schnake opened the meeting with updates on various coming events, including the steak grillers’ busy schedule. She also reminded them of the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale on November 19 where the association will have the drawing for the multi-purpose loadbars and data collection manager worth almost $4,000 and the Mira-Fount waterer. The program for the night was the parade of steers that are entered in the feedout. This serves as the beginning of the 6-month or so feeding period and gives the audience a chance to estimate how each of the seven groups will perform in the feedlot in Iowa and on the rail.

Lonnie Peetz, Jackie Moore and Josh Worthington

During the parades, the panel commented on the strengths and weaknesses of each group. Serving on the panel were Lonnie Peetz, USDA Ag Market News Reporter of St. Joseph. Lonnie placed the official price on each steer, along with the muscle and frame score. He also pointed out the discount prices for cloudy eyes, short frozen ears, long hair in hot weather, long toes, etc. Jackie Moore with JRS was also on the panel, and Josh Worthington of Dadeville was drafted from the audience to give a purebred breeder’s perspective on the steers. He has a very progressive approach on using EPDs and performance data with his bull-buying customers and feeder markets, such as JRS. He is also Region 7 vicepresident for MCA.

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location. They will all be fed and cared for at KUMA Kattle Co. in Lenox, Iowa. The next meeting will be the Annual Meeting and Benefit Auction at the University’s Southwest Research Center on December 4.


Newton McDonald County Cattlemen The Newton McDonald County Cattlemen’s Association met on Tuesday evening, November 16, 2021, in the Exhibit Building at the Newton County Fairgrounds. Following a blessing by Mark Hall, the 119 in attendance enjoyed a wonderful steak dinner prepared by association members with students from the Crowder College Aggie Program providing the sides and serving the meal. Our sponsor for the evening was MFA Agri-Services of Neosho. Homemade ice cream and assorted desserts rounded out the meal. As dinner concluded, President Randy Drake introduced Courtney Keaton, an FFA student from McDonald County. Keaton shared her six-minute speech about the Missouri Beef Checkoff program to rave reviews. She will be presenting the speech at an upcoming FFA Contest. Next, President Drake introduced Patrick Ball representing MFA Agri-Services in Neosho. Ball introduced John Linhart, CTI Mktg., Inc. Linhart’s company produces molasses tubs which can be purchased at the Neosho store. He emphasized the company’s use of full-sugared molasses as opposed to lesser varieties. Some of the products he discussed included FesQ Guard, BioMos and Altacid. Altacid is a fly tub with garlic added to reduce face flies on cattle. Members had a number of questions about uses and usage rates. Other remarks included those by Bob Kollmeier, regional contact for Congressman Billy Long’s office, who spoke regarding grant money and encouraged members to contact the congressman’s office for any assistance their local staff can provide. President Drake also invited association member Shellie Neece to share information regarding cattle pregnancy check kits that she discovered through the Valley Vet Catalog. The kits are $40 for 10 tests and includes a mailer and detailed instructions for use and reporting. Neece pointed out how user-friendly the kits are, noting they can reduce the scheduling and other challenges associated with setting up a vet visit.

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Shellie Neece spoke on home use preg-test kits for cattle at the Newton McDonald County meeting.

Next on the agenda was the election of officers for the coming year. Ronnie Tosh, Nominating Committee chair, presented the slate of officers: President - Randy Drake; Vice President - Brian Hall; Secretary - Lynn Ruhl; Treasurer - John Hobbs President Drake moved to accept the slate of officers presented. The slate of officers was unanimously approved. Our January meeting will be the chili cookoff. President Drake encouraged all to provide an entry, and with no further business, the meeting was adjourned.

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President Drake reported the half beef donated by the Cattlemen’s Association to the Crowder Festival of Wreaths Fundraiser brought $2,600. Drake also reported the funds from the September 21 Cattlemen’s meeting auction provided six students with FFA jackets (Seneca 2, Diamond 2, Neosho 1 and McDonald County 1). All schools in the two counties have been contacted to participate in this new program. Funds from this auction covered the cost of the jackets as well as a $386 donation to the Cash Moore Foundation.

Courtney Keaton from the McDonald County FFA treated members to her competitive speech on Beef Checkoff.

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Red Angus Launches ‘Red Choice’ to Promote High-Quality Females Source: Red Angus Association of America

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DENVER – To promote improved heifer development, increase marketing opportunities for Red Angus females and create reliable sources of high-quality replacement heifers for cattle producers, the Red Angus Association of America recently launched the “Red Choice” program. The program embraces proven reproductive and genetic management practices which, in turn, lead to high-quality, long-lasting females that are ready to hit the ground running in commercial herds.

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Based on the Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Replacement Program from the University of Missouri, the Red Choice program comes with several requirements that increase the overall quality of enrolled females such as minimum vaccination requirements, pre-breeding exams, utilization of reproductive technologies, parasite control and feet and leg scoring. The program culminates with sale eligibility wherein cattle producers can purchase premium Red Choice females for their herd with the confidence that those females have been managed and raised to the highest quality standards possible. The primary goal for these better-managed heifers is their retention in the herd of

origin, where their extra value will be measurable over time. “The Red Angus female has long been viewed as the industry’s most favored,” said Harold Bertz, RAAA commercial marketing director. “The Red Choice program strengthens that claim and elevates Red Angus female value even higher. The success of the Show-MeSelect program in Missouri and its effect on the cattle business in that state has been monumental. We feel that making this program available to Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle will have similar results. Adding documented best-management practices, breeding protocol and sire-selection criteria to the highly popular Red Angus bred heifer creates an opportunity for increased rancher profit in every environment. The value of best management practices is inherent.” The program officially launched this fall. Enrollment deadlines are Feb. 1 for spring breeding and Sept. 1 for the fall breeding season. A full description of the program and its requirements is available at RedAngus. org. For questions about the Red Choice program, or other Red Angus marketing initiatives, contact Nolan Woodruff, commercial marketing specialist, at nolan@ redangus.org.


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2022 Hereford Feedout Programs Announced Source: AHA Two industry leading programs provide cattlemen and youth with real-world experience. Kansas City, Mo. –– As two of the industry’s leading educational opportunities, the American Hereford Association (AHA) feedout programs offer participants an inside look at the cattle feeding industry and the merits of raising quality cattle. Developed as a way for cattlemen and women across the country to prove the worth of their genetics, the AHA established the Hereford Feedout Program in 2020 and the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) Fed Steer Shootout contest in 2017, with both programs relocating to HRC Feed Yards, Scott City, Kan., in 2021. The 2022 Hereford Feedout Program and NJHA Fed Steer Shootout provide breeders the opportunity to collect valuable carcass and performance data, maximize profit potential and expand marketing avenues. Both programs provide participants with a real-world experience in the cattle feeding industry and give a first-hand look into their genetics at work. Hereford breeder and participant in the Hereford Feedout Program, Darrin Reed, Clay Center, Kan., advocates for breeders to participate in the program. “Breeders and commercial cattlemen alike can get the data back to prove what they are doing is working for their operation,” Reed says. “At the end of the day being profitable is the number one goal for commercial cattlemen and registered breeders. You couldn’t ask for an easier program to work with and getting the data back is invaluable information.” The program has become a valuable asset for breeders to understand how their cattle perform in a feedlot through the data collected. Trey Befort, AHA director of

commercial programs, has witnessed the growth of the program since its inception. “From the beginning our goal has been to provide breeders and junior members the opportunity to better understand the cattle feeding industry through a real-world experience,” Befort says. “The information participants receive on their cattle has become a foundation for the future success of the Hereford breed as producers strive to breed cattle that will perform for commercial cattlemen.” With future leaders of the beef industry in mind, the NJHA Fed Steer Shootout was developed to provide junior members the opportunity to collect feed yard performance and carcass data while gaining a broad knowledge of the cattle feeding and packing industries during the comprehensive educational contest. Blake Bruns, North Platte, Neb., participated in the 2021 NJHA Fed Steer Shootout and attended the inaugural educational field day hosted at HRC Feed Yards. “It is very important for youth to get involved in programs like these because they learn more about the cattle industry,” Bruns says. “This teaches them so much more about the feedlot, nutrition, feeding steers and caring for them, and opens more career paths for them.” To participate in the 2022 programs, participants are encouraged to enroll by November 1, 2021. All cattle will be delivered to HRC Feed Yards from December 11 – 15, 2021. To properly prepare cattle for the feed yard, interested participants are encouraged to review and follow the suggested preparation protocol developed by HRC Feed Yards. More information, the enrollment form and the specific protocol for the Hereford Feedout program can be found here, https://hereford.org/genetics/breedimprovement/feedout-program/. To learn more about the NJHA Fed Steer Shootout visit https://hereford.org/ youth/njha-fed-steer-shootout/. Contact Trey Befort, tbefort@herefordbeef.org with any questions about the programs.

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USMEF Conference Focuses on Booming Demand, Supply-Side Challenges Source: USMEF The U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) Strategic Planning Conference and Board of Directors Meeting got underway November 10 in Carlsbad, Calif. USMEF Chair Pat Binger, who heads international sales for Cargill Protein North America, welcomed members from across the nation – including farmers, ranchers, processors, exporters and traders – to the organization’s first in-person meeting since 2019. Binger previewed the conference agenda by noting that attendees will learn exciting details about booming demand for U.S. red meat in both established and emerging markets, but cautioned that the U.S. industry faces significant production and delivery hurdles. “I see an agenda filled with excellent speakers and very timely topics – many of which are supply-side obstacles and challenges we would rather not be featuring, but that’s the world in which we live today,” Binger said. “Let us never lose sight of the fact that USMEF is first and foremost a demand-building organization. But with

limited opportunities to meet in-person, it is important that we also share as much information and expertise as possible on our current transportation challenges, tight labor supplies and growing regulatory concerns.” USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom expanded on these themes in his address to USMEF members, explaining that demand for U.S. red meat may be at the most robust level he has ever seen. He noted that U.S. beef exports to Japan, South Korea and China/Hong Kong are all on track to exceed $2 billion this year, and pork exports are up slightly in volume and significantly in value over last year’s record pace. Halstrom explained that total red meat export value will reach about $18 billion this year, including more than $2 billion in variety meat. This represents a rebound for variety meat exports, which took a step back in 2020 but have recovered this year due to strong demand in a wide range of markets. Halstrom tempered his optimism, however, due to West Coast port congestion and other transportation obstacles, as well as a persistent labor shortage and

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heightening regulatory burdens. He noted that international customers, especially those in Asia who purchase chilled U.S. red meat, are increasingly concerned about timely delivery of these products. Halstrom noted that this situation threatens the U.S. industry’s longstanding reputation as a reliable supplier.

Manzella explained that diversification in sourcing, manufacturing and exporting is the way to mitigate risk. While he called on U.S. companies to implement new strategies for attracting and retaining workers, Manzella emphasized that automation is the most likely key to achieving sustained gains in productivity.

Mark Swanson, USMEF chair-elect and CEO of Colorado-based Birko Corporation, presented members with the new USMEF Strategic Plan that will help guide the federation’s activities and priorities over the next five years. Swanson complimented all the industry sector representatives who participated in the strategic planning process and asked members to carefully review the plan before considering it for final approval at the closing business session on Nov. 12.

The conference continues Thursday with a panel discussion focused on ocean transportation obstacles for U.S. exporters, featuring Port of Long Beach executive Noel Hacegaba and longtime transportation journalist Bill Mongelluzzo of Journal of Commerce. A second panel will examine regulatory challenges for American and European agriculture, featuring Christine McCracken of RaboResearch and Rupert Claxton of global consulting firm Gira.

Wednesday’s general session concluded with a keynote address from author and nationally syndicated columnist John Manzella, who called the COVID-19 pandemic a black swan event that changed the way American businesses view and evaluate risk. Manzella described how the pandemic, a growing trend toward protectionism and other challenges such as U.S.-China trade tensions have caused risk mitigation to play an increasingly important role in guiding the production and supply of U.S. products.

Activities will conclude on Friday with the election of USMEF officers and an update from USMEF Korea Director Jihae Yang. With USMEF marking the 30th anniversary of the establishment of its Seoul office, Yang will recap the rebuilding of consumer confidence in the safety of U.S. beef, benefits achieved in the KoreaU.S. Free Trade Agreement and other factors that have helped make Korea a leading destination for U.S. red meat.


United States Cattle on Feed Down Slightly Source: USDA Cattle and calves on feed for the slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 11.9 million head on November 1, 2021. The inventory was slightly below November 1, 2020. Placements in feedlots during October totaled 2.25 million head, 2 percent above 2020. Net placements were 2.19 million head. During October, placements of cattle and calves weighing less than 600 pounds were 575,000 head, 600-699 pounds were 500,000 head, 700799 pounds were 470,000 head, 800-899 pounds were 425,000 head, 900-999 pounds were 190,000 head, and 1,000 pounds and greater were 85,000 head.

are expected to produce a carcass that will grade select or better. This survey is conducted in the 16 largest cattlefeeding states. About 2,000 known cattle feeders with a capacity of 1,000 or more head are enumerated. Feedlots with 1,000 or more head capacity represent about 85 percent of all fed cattle in the U.S. The 16 largest states represent 98 percent of U.S. cattle on feed in lots of 1,000 head or more capacity. Data are used in conjunction with Cattle Inventory data from January and July to obtain a measure of cattle on feed not included in the survey.

Marketings of fed cattle during October totaled 1.79 million head, 5 percent below 2020. Other disappearance totaled 59,000 head during October, 6 percent below 2020. The Cattle on Feed survey provides estimates of the number of cattle being fed a ration of grain, silage, hay and/or protein supplements for the slaughter market that

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Red Meat Exports Remain on Record Pace Through Third Quarter Source: USMEF Both U.S. beef and U.S. pork exports are on a record pace through September, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Beef exports posted one of the best months on record in September, with value climbing nearly 60% above last year. Pork export volume was slightly below last September, but value still increased 8%. Beef exports continued to soar in September at 123,628 metric tons (mt), up 20% from a year ago and the fourth largest volume of the post-BSE era. Export value jumped 59% to $954.1 million – the second highest month on record, trailing only August 2021. For the first three quarters of 2021, beef exports increased 18% from a year ago to 1.08 million mt, valued at $7.58 billion – up more than $2 billion (36%) from the same period last year. Compared to the record year of 2018, JanuarySeptember exports were 7% higher in volume and up 24% in value. Japan, South Korea and China/Hong Kong are all on track to be $2 billion destinations for U.S. beef in 2021, with strong growth in chilled beef exports to Japan and Korea. Beef exports to most Western Hemisphere markets are also trending significantly higher than a year ago. Pork exports totaled 219,687 mt in September, down 1% from a year ago, but value was 8% higher at $608.3 million. For January through September, exports were 1% above last year’s record pace at 2.24 million mt, while value climbed 9% to $6.23 billion.

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September pork exports to Mexico were the third largest on record at nearly 80,000 mt, pushing JanuarySeptember exports to Mexico to a record pace. Pork exports to Central America and the Dominican Republic are also reaching new heights and exports to Colombia have rebounded significantly from a year ago. While September exports of U.S. lamb were up only slightly from a year ago at 948 mt, value climbed 39% to $1.6 million. Through September, lamb exports were up 5% to 9,945 mt, valued at just under $14 million (up 11%). Shipments increased to leading market Mexico and trended higher to the Dominican Republic, Bermuda, Guatemala and Honduras. “Facing significant logistical headwinds and higher costs, these outstanding results are really a testament to the loyalty and strong demand from our international customers and to the innovation and determination of the U.S. industry,” said USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom. Variety Meat Exports a Bright Spot in 2021 Halstrom explained that a rebound in pork and beef variety meat exports, which took a step back last year amid COVID-related production obstacles, has been a strong source of momentum in 2021, reflecting exceptional global demand for high-value protein. “The increase in the variety meat capture rate, and the resulting increase in exports, is especially encouraging because the labor and transportation challenges certainly have not gone away,” Halstrom explained. “But these items are commanding a strong premium overseas, making it more feasible to get them into international commerce. Variety meat exports are a great complement to our strong domestic and international demand for muscle cuts, helping maximize carcass value.” China’s demand for U.S. pork variety meat has remained strong even as muscle cut exports to China have eased, helping push total January-September pork variety meat exports 17% above last year to 405,744 mt, valued at $949.1 million (up 26%). Beef variety meat exports, led by strong increases in Japan, Mexico, Central and South America and the ASEAN region, were 10% above last year at 226,755 mt, with value up 19% to $762.2 million. A detailed summary of the January-September red meat export results, including market-specific highlights, is available from the USMEF website.


NCBA Opposes Biden Administration Repeal of NWPR Source: NCBA WASHINGTON (November 18, 2021) — Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) criticized the Biden administration’s repeal of the Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR), which provided regulatory certainty to farmers and ranchers and limited federal overreach. “The NWPR was a solution to the disastrous 2015 ‘Waters of the United States’ (WOTUS) rule that vastly expanded federal jurisdiction over small, isolated water features. NCBA supported the NWPR and was disappointed when it was struck down in court,” said NCBA Chief Environmental Counsel Scott Yager. “With the Biden administration announcing their intent to craft their own WOTUS rule, NCBA will remain engaged with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ensure that any future rulemaking respects the needs of American cattle producers and their right to make investments in their land and care for their cattle.” Background Since 1986, the federal government has been attempting to define what water features count as a “water of the U.S.” for the purpose of environmental regulation

under the Clean Water Act of 1972. In 2015, the EPA and Army Corps of Engineers finalized a widely overreaching WOTUS definition that placed stock ponds, ephemeral features (water that only flows during rain), grassed waterways, and other isolated bodies of water that impact agriculture under federal control. The 2020 Navigable Waters Protection Rule (NWPR) more appropriately limited federal jurisdiction to substantial bodies of water and was a major improvement to the 2015 WOTUS rule. NCBA defended the NWPR in court on numerous occasions before it was struck down by a U.S. District Court in Arizona in August 2021. As a result of the court decision, the EPA is relying on the pre-1986 rules, meaning cattle producers have experienced three different WOTUS definitions under the law in the past six years. Senior EPA officials, including Assistant Administrator for Water Radhika Fox, have stated that the frequent “ping-pong” rule changes need to stop. Today’s repeal of NWPR unfortunately perpetuates the regulatory uncertainty that cattle producers have experienced for years, and NCBA looks forward to holding the EPA accountable for creating a limited, fair WOTUS definition.

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Time Flies - Really! Our grandparents warned about it. Our parents warned about it. Now, we understand it – time flies. As we sit to write this Christmas article, it makes us wonder, where did the year go? It seems like a few short months ago we were walking into the Capitol building full of hope and optimism. The 2021 legislative session now seems to be a blur, along with all summer activities. We hear that time passes more quickly as you get older. We spend our days making it through our respective routines and everything blends as though we are on autopilot. Christmas comes with added stress and pressure. Shopping, traveling, cooking, weather, gifts and select family members (we all have them) can add to our stress levels. The greater the stress, the less focused we are in the moment.

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This Christmas, our wish for each of you is to be present and mindful of the season. It is our greatest hope that you thoroughly enjoy your friends and family members, relish in your holiday dinners, and live in the moment.

There is plenty of time for worry and distraction in the new year. It can wait. Light those fires, pop those corks, sit back and relax. The 2022 legislative session is knocking on our door and will be here before we know it. With it looming, we plan to focus on our final few weeks of freedom. Cooper will be getting his farm organized to be gone half of each week beginning in January. I will be logging time with my friends before I go “missing,” as they say. Whatever you enjoy, just do it. Do it right and without worry. You can always second guess it in January. Merry Christmas and stay warm! Nancy and Cooper


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SALE REPORTS Four Starr Genetics Third Production Sale 9.4.21 • Eugene, MO 47 live Fleckvieh Simmental lots................... Avg. $3,863 8 embryos...................................................... Avg. $1,700 37 units of semen.............................................. Avg. $145 Lacy’s Red Angus | MC Livestock Bull & Female Sale 10.23.21 • Drexel, MO 18-Month-Old Bulls................................... Avg. $10,328 Yearling Bulls................................................ Avg. $4,782 Heifer Show Prospects.................................. Avg. $4,350 Bred Heifers.................................................. Avg. $3,150 Open Heifers................................................. Avg. $4,634 Heifer Pairs................................................... Avg. $5,400 Commercial Bred Heifers............................. Avg. $1,676 Commercial Open Heifers............................ Avg. $1,575 New Day Beef Genetics Fall Bull Sale 10.23.21 • Salem, MO 89 SimAngus and Simmental Bulls............... Avg. $4,239 45 Registered Females................................... Avg. $1,825 28 Commercial Bred Heifers........................ Avg. $1,660 McBee Cattle Co. 6th Annual Fall Selection Day Sale 10.30.21 • Fayette, MO 8 PB Braunvieh Bulls..................................... Avg. $4660 12 Braunvieh HY Bulls.................................. Avg. $4475 6 PB Braunvieh Bred Heifers ........................ Avg. $3242 20 Com. Braunvieh HY Bred Heifers ........... Avg. $2209 21 Com. BuInflu Bred Heifers ...................... Avg. $1960 Geneplus - Brangus and Ultrablack Cattle 11.5-6.21 • Concord, AR 128 Bulls grossed $834,750........................... Avg. $6,521 314 Com. Females grossed $618,850........... Avg. $1,971 100% clearance rate on the day

The Wright Charolais Fall Event 11.6.21 • Kearney, MO 9 1/2 Open Show Heifer Prospects............... Avg. $6,368 13 Bred Cows................................................ Avg. $5,192 14 Bred Heifers ............................................ Avg. $3,768 15 Open Yearling Heifers.............................. Avg. $2,757 51 1/2 Females .............................................. Avg. $4,313 24 Bulls ......................................................... Avg. $3,871 Total Sale Gross $315,000 Jamison Ranch - Complete Hereford Dispersion 11.18.21 • Quinter, KS 81 Heifers Calves.......................................... Avg. $1,671 55 2nd Calf Bred Heifers.............................. Avg. $2,583 45 3 Year Old Bred Cows............................. Avg. $2,488 75 4 Year Old Bred Cows............................. Avg. $2,351 23 5 Year Old Bred Cows............................. Avg. $2,041 4 6 Year Old Bred Cows............................... Avg. $2,225 18 Older Bred Cows..................................... Avg. $1,972 76 Bred Heifers............................................. Avg. $2,705 1 Herd Bull.................................................... Avg. $7,750 Dalebanks Angus Ranch Sale 11.20.21 • Eureka, KS 52 18-mo-bulls.............................................. Avg. $7,769 66 Yearling Bulls........................................... Avg. $5,703 118 Bulls........................................................ Avg. $6,613 30 Yearling Heifers........................................ Avg. $3,261 Sydenstricker Genetics Production Sale 11.20.21 • Mexico, MO 82 Spring Bull Calves.................................... Avg. $4,209 72 Fall Bulls................................................... Avg. $6,885 68 Fall Heifers............................................... Avg. $5,805 45 Spring Heifer Calves................................ Avg. $4,138 49 Bred Heifers............................................. Avg. $3,905 52 Fall Pairs................................................... Avg. $4,536 25 Spring Bred Cows.................................... Avg. $4,236 2 Open Donors........................................... Avg. $13,000 395 head grossed $1,980,950........................ Avg. $5,015

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Dec. 4 Southeast Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Fruitland, MO Dec. 5 Missouri Opportunity Hereford Sale, Sedalia, MO Dec. 10 Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Farmington, MO Dec. 11 Wheeler Angus Production Sale, Paris, MO Dec. 11 Northeast Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Palmyra, MO Jan. 22 Nichols Farms Sale, Bridgewater, IA Feb. 1 Hoover Angus Production Sale, Creston, IA Feb. 5 Loonan Stock Farm Sale, Corning, IA Feb. 12 J&N Black Hereford Sale, Leavenworth, KS Feb. 12-20 Iowa Beef Expo, Des Moines, IA

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Feb. 18 Galaxy Beef Production Sale, Macon, MO Feb. 19 Byergo Angus Sale, Savannah, MO Feb. 26 Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale, Kingsville, MO Feb. 27 65th Missouri Angus Breeders Futurity Sale, Columbia, MO March 4 Express Ranches Spring Bull Sale, Yukon, OK March 5 Mead Farms Spring Sale, Versailles, MO March 5 Peterson Farms Bull Sale, Mountain Grove, MO March 5 Seedstock Plus Arkansas Bull & Female Sale, Hope, AR March 12 Sampson Annual Bull Sale, Kirksville, MO March 12 Flickerwood Angus Sale, Jackson MO


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March 12 Wright Charolais Bull Sale, Kearney, MO March 12 Express Honor Roll Sale, Yukon, OK March 12 Heart of the Ozarks Angus Sale, West Plains, MO March 12 Seedstock Plus Red Reward Bull & Female Sale, Osceola, MO March 16 Valley Oaks Spring Sale, Lone Jack, MO March 17 Henke Farms Sale, Salisbury, MO March 18 Marshall & Fenner Farms Sale, Boonville, MO March 19 Pinegar Annual Herdbuilder XXVIII Sale, Springfield, MO March 19 Falling Timber Farm Sale, Marthasville, MO March 19 Aschermann Charolais Bull Sale, Carthage, MO March 19 Brinkley Angus Ranch Sale, Green City, MO March 19 Mississippi Valley Angus Sale, Palmyra, MO March 20 Briarwood Angus Farms Spring Sale, Butler, MO March 21 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus Sale, Nevada, MO March 26 Worthington Angus Sale, Dadeville, MO March 26 Soaring Eagle Farms Bull Sale, Springfield, MO March 26 8 Story Farms 4th Annual Production Sale, Gallatin, MO March 26 Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull & Female Sale, Carthage, MO April 2 Ridder Farms Sale, Hermann, MO April 7 Hunter Angus Sale Fair Grove, MO April 1 Meyer Cattle Co. Sale Bowling Green, MO April 2 Four State Angus Association Sale Springfield, MO

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American Angus Association........................................51 Angell-Thomas Charolais.............................................45 Bradley Cattle ..............................................................61 Briarwood Angus Farm................................................45 Brickhouse Farms Red Angus......................................61 Brookover Cattle Co./Ranger Feeders .........................62 Buffalo Livestock Market..............................................57 Callaway Livestock Center Inc.................................... 46 Classified.......................................................................81 Clearwater Farm...........................................................53 Coon Angus Ranch......................................................53 Double A Land & Cattle...............................................61 Durham Simmental Farms...........................................55 Ellis Cattle Company Red Angus.................................61 Ertell Cattle Company..................................................50 F&T Livestock Market..................................................22 Falling Timber Farm....................................................45 FCS of Missouri............................................................84 Feed Train.....................................................................67 Frank and Hazelrigg Angus.........................................53 Friday - Cartoon.......................................................... 80 Galaxy Beef LLC..........................................................53 Gerloff Farms................................................................53 Green’s Welding & Sales...............................................23 High Choice Feeders, LLC...........................................63 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus............................................53 Hy Plains Feedlot..........................................................65 HydraBed..................................................................... 46 Irsik & Doll Feedyards....................................................2 Jim’s Motors..................................................................16 Joplin Regional Stockyards.............................................3 Journagan Ranch..........................................................45 Kingsville Livestock Auction........................................66 KK Farms Red Angus..................................................61 Kranjec Valley Angus Farma.......................................53 KT Farms......................................................................55 Lacy’s Red Angus.........................................................61 Lamine Valley Red Angus............................................61 Loonan Stock Farm Sale..............................................49 Lucas Cattle Co............................................................55 Maple Oaks Red Angus................................................61 Maplewood Acres Farm................................................61 Marshall & Fenner Farms.............................................53 MC Livestock Red Angus.............................................61 MCA - Liability Signs...................................................78 MCA - Membership Form............................................77 MCA - Presidents Council............................................74 MCA Convention Preview............................................31 MCA Profitability Challenge........................................73

McBee Cattle Co..........................................................26 MCLC...........................................................................30 McPherson Concrete Products.....................................81 Mead Cattle Co............................................................72 Mead Farms..................................................................53 Mead Farms..................................................................45 Merck Animal Health...................................................83 Merry Meadows Simmental.........................................55 MFA .............................................................................39 Missouri Angus Association..........................................53 Missouri Angus Breeders..............................................53 Missouri Beef Cattleman magazine.............................74 Missouri Beef Industry Council....................................21 Missouri Limousin Breeders Association.....................29 Missouri Red Angus Association..................................61 Missouri Red Angus Breeders......................................61 Missouri Simmental Association..................................55 Missouri Simmental Breeders.......................................55 Oval F Ranch...............................................................55 Ozark Hills Genetics.....................................................61 Parkhurst.......................................................................21 Ragland Mills...............................................................27 RLE Simmental............................................................55 Rogers Cattle Co. and Lile Farms Red Angus.............61 S&N Partners Net Wrap...............................................17 Sampson Cattle Co.......................................................53 Sellers Feedlot...............................................................62 Shoal Creek Land & Cattle Red Angus.......................61 Shoal Creek Land & Cattle Simmental........................55 Slayton Farms...............................................................55 South Central Regional Stockyards.............................28 Square B Ranch/Quality Beef......................................53 Steaks Alive...................................................................55 Superior Steel Sales.........................................................7 Sydenstricker Genetics............................................45, 53 T Bar S Cattle Co.........................................................45 Tiffany Cattle Co......................................................... 64 Touchstone Energy.......................................................13 Valley Oaks Angus........................................................53 Valley Oaks Angus/Valley Oaks Meats........................15 Vitalix...........................................................................37 Weiker Angus Ranch....................................................53 Westway Feeds................................................................9 Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate...................................47 Wheeler Livestock Market............................................65 Mike Williams..............................................................47 Windrush Farm Red Angus..........................................61 Wright Charolais..........................................................45 Zeitlow - Ritchie Waterers............................................47