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CONTENTS

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FEATURES 26

Open to Change

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Raising Cattle the Hog Way

Mershon Cattle Nationally Recognized by Beef Improvement Federation for Impressive Cattle Operation

Close Management is Key to Raising Cattle in Structures

MEMBER NEWS

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Association Update Beef Checkoff News County News

Junior Show Highlights

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MCA President’s Perspective Our House

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CattleWomen’s Corner

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What’s Cookin’ at the Beef House

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Straight Talk: Mike Deering

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On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black

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Junior Spotlight

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Capitol Update

Fun at the Fair

It’s Go Time!

Avian Aggravation

The Feedlot Hand

Meet Your MJCA Board

Mowed Pastures

ON THE COVER: Photo by Austin Black

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 48 - Issue 15 (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 Coby Wilson: Ad Sales 573-499-9162 Ext 235

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

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New MCA Members

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NCBA News

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Missouri State Fair

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MCA All-Breed Junior Show Highlights

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Angus News

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Missouri Cattle Survey

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Obituary: Wayne Barr

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Advertisers Index

Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation www.mocattlemenfoundation.org

Missouri’s CattleWomen

http://mocattle.com/missouricattlewomen.aspx

2019 MCA Officers

Bobby Simpson, President 573-729-6583 • 3556 CR 6150, Salem, MO 65560 Marvin Dieckman, President-Elect 660-596-4163 • 28998 Hwy JJ, Cole Camp, MO 65325 Patty Wood, Vice President 660-287-7701 • 16075 Wood Road, La Monte, MO 65337 Matt Hardecke, Treasurer 573-846-6614 • 19102 Skymeadows Dr., Wildwood, MO 63069 David Dick, Secretary 660-826-0031 • 23529 Anderson School Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301

2019 MCA Regional Vice Presidents

Region 1: Eric Greenley, 61998 Pleasant Valley Rd. Knox City, MO 63446 660-341-8750 Region 2: Chuck Miller, 393 Spring Garden Road Olean, MO 65064 • 573-881-3589 Region 3: Charlie Besher, RR 5, Box 2402 Patton, MO 63662 • 573-866-2846 Region 4: Deb Thummel, 12601 Hwy. 46 Sheridan, MO 64486 • 660-541-2606 Region 5: Bruce Mershon, 10015 Windsor Drive Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 • 816-525-1954 Region 6: Clay Doeden, 14555 S. Hwy A Stockton, MO 65785 • 417-808-0415 Region 7: Traves Merrick, 1956 Hwy 97 Miller, MO 65707 • 417-536-8080

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

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

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Dean Brookshier, Brookshier Cattle Company LLC, Chillicothe, MO Kaitlyn Buker, Buker Farm, Jefferson, MO Brian Daugherty, Mt. Vernon, MO Michael Edwards, MJ Edwards, Warrenton, MO Deborah Stanley, Dean Gautney, G & S Cattle Company, Aurora, MO Ronnie Kellison, Kellison Farms, Kirksville, MO Libby Kleinsorge, Middletown, MO Bryce Leefers, Edgerton, MO Doyle Leefers, Edgerton, MO Lucas Leefers, Edgerton, MO

Cody Kice, N. Wyaconda Farms LLC., Wyaconda, MO Tucker Robnett, Laddonia, MO Don Saffell, Mercer, MO Lindsay Simpson, Louisburg, MO Scott & Stara Mead, The Angry Crow Ranch, Bolivar, MO Jack Winkleman, Kirksville, MO Kelly Wood, Circle K Enterprises, Huntsville, MO See the MCA Membership Form on page 91

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NCBA, State Affiliates Urge Congress to Ratify USMCA Source: NCBA WASHINGTON ( July 8, 2019) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) today sent a letter signed by 39 of its state affiliates to U.S. Senate and House leaders urging them to support the swift ratification of the U.S.-MexicoCanada Agreement (USMCA). The letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is NCBA’s latest salvo in the battle to build support for USMCA ratification, coming less than two weeks after the group launched a new media campaign to push the accord. “American cattle producers need to maintain our unrestricted, duty-free access to markets in Canada and Mexico, and that’s exactly what USMCA would guarantee us,” said NCBA President Jennifer Houston. “Jeopardizing that access by having Congress not take action on USMCA is simply not an option for us.” In addition to calling on Congress to quickly ratify USMCA, the letter also encouraged the Capitol Hill leaders to oppose efforts to re-instate failed policies of the past, such as mandatory country-of-origin labeling, or MCOOL. “MCOOL was U.S. law for six years until it was repealed by Congress in 2015 to avoid $1 billion of retaliatory tariffs from Canada and Mexico that were sanctioned by the World Trade Organization (WTO),” the letter says. “The truth is MCOOL cost the U.S. beef industry hundreds of millions of dollars to implement, and the vast majority of consumers never paid attention to it. Our industry has suffered enough with this bad idea and we do not need to relive the sins of the past.”

NCBA, PLC Applaud Nomination of Skipwith to Lead U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Source: NCBA WASHINGTON ( July 17, 2019) -- Ethan Lane, Senior Executive Director, Federal Lands, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, and Executive Director, Public Lands Council, today released the following statement in response to President Trump’s nomination of Aurelia Skipwith to be Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:

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“Aurelia Skipwith has been an exemplary representative of the Department of Interior during her tenure as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Fish, Wildlife, and Parks. Her impressive background as a legal professional and scientist in the agricultural industry will serve her - and the American people - well in this new role.

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“We are confident that under her leadership, wildlife issues will be handled appropriately, ensuring the delicate balance among species, people, and habitat across open spaces throughout the country. American ranchers applaud this nomination and urge the U.S. Senate to move swiftly to confirm her. We look forward to working with Ms. Skipwith on issues affecting the ranching industry.”


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What’s Cookin’ at the

Missouri Beef House By Pat & Patty Wood, MCA Beef House Managers It’s Go Time! With an avalanche of foods awaiting fairgoers at this year’s Missouri State Fair in Sedalia, August 8-18, 2019, there isn’t a moment to waste. We’re going out on a limb and declare that nothing is better than eating at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Missouri Beef House and the Beef House Express. For your dining experience, we have an air-conditioned dining room or covered outdoor patio seating. Indeed, the true essence of fair food is eating good quality, great tasting beef cooked and served by cattlemen who know beef best. You’re bound to see a line of hungry people milling around the sidewalk out front… even the hot sun or rain won’t stop diners from waiting to get a taste. Be assured the wait is worth it! We want to be sure to point you toward the best food option at the State Fair! You can find us north of the Missouri Conservation building, south of the Family Fun Center, east of the Machinery Area, and west of the Home Economics building. We’ve included the menu so you can get your taste buds prepared. BEEF... It’s What’s for Dinner from 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

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Thought for the Month: One potato, two potato, three potato, four! Stick ‘em in the oven, the line is OUT THE DOOR!

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2019 Missouri Beef House County Volunteer Work Schedule August 8-18 8 Thusday 10:00 - 2:30

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Tri County...... 15 Hickory........... 10

Warren........... 10 Vernon............ 20 California Cole................ 15 FFA............... 15 Taney................ 4

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Texas................ 8 CassJackson.... 10 Morgan........... 10

Gentry............ 15 Lafayette......... 20 I-35................. 15 South Central.... 6 St. Clair ......... 25

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Randolph........ 10 Mid-Missouri.... 5 Eugene FFA..... 10

MSU............... 10 Benton............ 35 Tipton FFA...... 15 MJCA............. 10 Andrew............. 5 Moniteau........ 15 MCW................ 8 Jamestown CCW/MCC....... 8 FFA................. 5

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Ray................... 5 Lewis/Marion.... 8 Macon............ 12 Eldon FFA....... 30 Sullivan........... 10 Linn................ 10 Windsor FFA..... 8 Maries/Osage.... 5 FCS.................. 5

Lafayette......... 15 Carroll............ 10 Southwest Dallas............. 15 St. Charles........ 5 Cattlemen...... 15 Douglas/ Cedar............... 5 Wright............. 8 Adair................ 5

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Bates............... 25 Audrain........... 10 Callaway/ Odessa FFA..... 10 Newton/ Montgomery.. 10 FCS.................. 5 McDonald....... 7 Appleton City FFA............... 13

Monroe............. 5 Boone............. 15 Polk................ 15 Pettis.............. 15 Ralls................. 5 Jasper............... 5 Franklin............ 8 OPENING....... 10

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Cooper............ 15 Howard........... 15 MU Block & Pike/Lincoln.... 10 Bridle............ 10 Saline............. 18

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your shift for volunteer orientation. The Beef House hours of operation are 11am – 9pm. If your county is unable to work the assigned shift, please contact the MCA office at 573-499-9162.

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Henry............. 15 Johnson........... 15 Knox................. 5 Norborne FFA.. 10 Russellville Harrison......... 10 FCS.................. 5 FFA................. 7

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Join Us For Missouri’s Largest Ag Expo The Missouri State Fair takes pride in offering agriculture education opportunities to hundreds of thousands of fairgoers each year. Fun and interactive events, exhibits, competitions and shows throughout the 11 days of the Fair are aimed to keep Missouri’s number one industry at the forefront. Come Home and join the fun while learning about agriculture this year at the 2019 Missouri State Fair! The Agriculture Building is the showcase for all the great things that make agriculture Missouri’s number one industry. Exhibits from the Missouri Department of Agriculture and Missouri farmers, ranchers and commodity groups offer kid-friendly, hands-on interaction with agriculture. The building is open from 9 am – 8 pm, Aug. 8-17 and from 9 am – 6 pm, Aug. 18. Agriculture Building highlights include the Missouri Grown Market which offers fresh and nutritious products grown right here in the Show-Me State available for purchase daily. AgVenture offers opportunities to get up close with agriculture with activities like milking a cow, touching grain seeds and more. Live plants showing Missouri’s top commodities will also be on display. The agriculture education opportunities at the Fair don’t just include the Agriculture Building. Fairgoers can become immersed in agriculture at every turn. Missouri 4-H and FFA youth will again be on hand to participate in the Let’s Talk Livestock and Barnyard Story Time programs. Let’s Talk Livestock, sponsored by Tractor Supply Company, showcases showmanship, animal care and more with demonstrations by State Fair exhibitors and their show livestock.

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Barnyard Story Time, sponsored by CFM Insurance, offers our youngest fairgoers a chance to take a seat and listen to an agriculture story book read by a State Fair exhibitor.

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After their debut last year, the popular Agriculture Education Trading Cards, sponsored by CFM Insurance, will return. Collect all 10 and learn about agriculture and the State Fair. Demonstrations at various locations on the fairgrounds each day offer agriculture education to fairgoers of all ages. Missouri Wines will offer Wine 101 Classes,

this year pairing Missouri wines with cheese and beef. Additional demonstrations in the Floriculture Building, Consumer Showcase Stage in the Home Economics Building and Healthy Food Demonstrations by University of Missouri Extension in the Mo-Ag Theatre showcase the diversity of Missouri agriculture. Since 1901, the Missouri State Fair has been the showcase for agriculture in the state. Come Home to the 2019 Fair and see for yourself! The Fair runs from Aug 8-18, in Sedalia. What’s New? Say Cheese at our Nine Photo Stations, Sponsored by Central Bank Capture your best moments at the 117th Missouri State Fair at our nine Photo Stations! Located around the fairgrounds, these photo backdrops are great places for you to stop and take a fun picture. The stations are sponsored by Central Bank and will feature four of the designs from last year and five brand new ones including a Growth Chart, Home Economics themed, dairy products themed, My First Fair and Bart’s Barn. When you are out exploring the Fair, keep an eye out or look for the Central Bank Dogwood logo on the map to locate the stations. Use the hashtag #MSFPhotoStation on social media so we can see all of your pics! We can’t wait to see you Aug. 8-18, 2019! Come Home for Youth In Agriculture Day, Saturday, August 17! Celebrate Youth in Agriculture on Saturday, August 17 at the Missouri State Fair! The day is sponsored by the Missouri Department of Agriculture, and will feature special offers for youth at select concessions and vendors, as well as $1 off adult gate admission with coupons available at Missouri County Extension offices. The highlight of Youth in Agriculture Day is the annual Sale of Champions at 1:30 p.m. in the Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall. The Sale of Champions auction event recognizes the accomplishments of twelve young agriculturalists and their top tier livestock projects: Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion steers, barrows, lambs, meat goats, pen of chickens, and pen of rabbits from 4-H and FFA livestock shows. This is an event that you won’t want to miss! Show your support to our youth in agriculture for all their hard work! Another highly anticipated event on Saturday, August17 are the Draft Horse Hitchescompetitions in the Mathewson Exhibition Center. The World Renowned Budweiser Clydesdales will kick off this show starting at 6 pm with competition classes to follow. The popular Show Me Classic class will complete the show featuring six-horse hitches entries in the show ring.


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2019 Missouri State Fair Beef Cattle Shows Thursday, August 8 8:00 a.m. Angus 4-H/FFA Show – Coliseum 8:00 a.m. Simmental 4-H/FFA Show –MFA Arena 3:00 p.m. Gelbvieh 4-H/FFA Show – MFA Arena 3:00 p.m. Salers 4-H/FFA Show – Donnelly Friday, August 9 8:00 a.m. Angus Open Show – Coliseum 8:00 a.m. Gelbvieh Open Show – MFA Arena 1:00 p.m. Salers Open Show – Donnelly Saturday, August 10 8:00 a.m. Simmental Open Show – Coliseum 8:00 a.m. Charolais 4-H/FFA Show – MFA Arena 1:00 p.m. Hereford 4-H/FFA Show – MFA Arena

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Sunday, August 11 8:00 a.m. Maine-Anjou 4-H/FFA Show – Donnelly 8:00 a.m. Hereford Open Show – Coliseum 2:00 p.m. Charolais Open Show – Coliseum 5:00 p.m. Crossbred & Other Heifer 4-H/FFA Show – MFA Arena Monday, August 12 8:00 a.m. Maine-Anjou Open Show – Coliseum 9:00 a.m. Live Evaluation of Carcass Steers – MFA Arena 1:00 p.m. Beef Showmanship – Coliseum Tuesday, August 13 8:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Market Heifer Show – Coliseum Steer Show – Immediately Following Market Heifer Show – Coliseum 5:00 p.m.± Grand Champion Steer – Coliseum Wednesday, August 14 8:00 a.m. Red Angus 4-H/FFA Show – Coliseum 8:00 a.m. Red Angus Open Show – Coliseum Friday, August 16 8:00 a.m. Shorthorn 4-H/FFA Show – Donnelly 8:00 a.m. Pinzgauer 4-H/FFA Show – MFA Arena 1:00 p.m. Limousin 4-H/FFA Show – Donnelly 2:00 p.m. Beefalo 4-H/FFA Show – MFA Arena Saturday, August 17 8:00 a.m. Shorthorn Open Show – Coliseum 8:00 a.m. Pinzgauer Open Show – Donnelly 12:00 Noon Brahman Infl. 4-H/FFA Show – Donnelly 12:00 Noon Beefalo Open Show – Coliseum 1:00 p.m. Limousin Open Show – MFA Arena 1:30 p.m. Sale of Champions – Lowell Mohler Assembly Hall 3:30 p.m. Santa Gertrudis 4-H/FFA Show – Donnelly Sunday, August 18 8:00 a.m. Brahman Infl. Open Show – Donnelly 12:00 Noon Santa Gertrudis Open Show - Donnelly

Commercial Breeders…

A Char-Cross Gives You Growth Plus Pounds. That Equals $$$$ In Your Pocket! Coming Events…

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2019 Missouri State Fair… Sedalia, Missouri August 10 - 4-H/FFA Charolais Show August 11 - Open Charolais Show

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Stop by and visit at the Charolais Barn!! Missouri Charolais Breeders Association President Vice-President Jeannine Doughty Chris Peuster 816-616-8838 816-529-2190 Check us out on the web @

Treasurer Secretary Annette Bonacker Judy Shaffer 636-285-1656 417-825-4067 www.missouricharolais.com


Open Steer Carcass Show

Superintendent - Greg Onstott, MDA, Jefferson City, MO 573-751-7766 Asst. Superintendent - Rick Huffman, MDA Asst. Superintendent - Greg Harrison, MDA LIVE EVALUATION JUDGE: TBD CARCASS JUDGE: TBD Amount offered in this section by State Fair $4,480.00. THE MISSOURI STATE FAIR will award $800 to the Grand Champion Steer Carcass overall winner and $400 to the Reserve Grand Champion Steer Carcass overall winner. The MISSOURI CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION will donate trophies for the Grand Champion and Reserve Grand Champion On-Foot and On-Rail steers. The MISSOURI STATE FAIR will award plaques to the two highest placing junior

exhibitors in the Steer Carcass Contest.

Purpose

1. To promote the beef industry. 2. To provide producers with information on the type of beef animals that are desirable for today’s consumer market. 3. Genetics utilization. 4. Uniform product production conception. 5. Source verification of products. 6. Create a positive economic balance. 7. Carcass merit. 8. Identify target(s) of market share.

Dedication

The 2019 Missouri State Fair Beef Cattle Shows are being dedicated to David Hobbs, who is an active supporter of the Missouri State Fair in many ways. Please join us at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 10 in the MFA Arena, as we honor him.

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Specials Offered

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

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2. Briarwood Angus Farms, (Curtis & Ann Long) Butler, MO and the Missouri Angus Association will award $1,000 to the Grand Champion on-the-rail overall carcass winner if the steer is a registered, purebred Angus and exhibited by a 4-H or FFA youth exhibitor. Also awarded will be $500 for the top placing and $300 for the second place on-the-rail carcass steers that are registered, purebred Angus and exhibited by a 4-H or FFA youth. $200 will be awarded if the Grand Champion onfoot winner is a registered, purebred Angus steer and exhibited by a 4-H or FFA exhibitor. $150 will be given to any 4-H or FFA junior member with a purebred Angus that enters in all three (3) classes: Angus steer, On-foot carcass steer and the Carcass contest. Must pre-register to be eligible for prize money by meeting MSF deadline and submitting a copy of registration papers and your complete entry form to Dr. Curtis Long, 2110 NW St. Rt. 52, Butler, MO 64730, by June 30, 2018. These awards will be presented at the Missouri Angus Association’s annual banquet and the exhibitors must be present for the awards to be given. Contact: Curtis & Ann Long, 2110 NW St. Rt. 52, Butler, MO 64730 (660-679-3459).

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5. The Missouri Simmental Association will award $500 to the Grand Champion and $250 to the Reserve Grand Champion on-the-rail overall winners of the Open Steer Carcass Show if they are registered purebred Simmental. Contact: Jennifer Chandler (417-793-3646). 6. The Missouri Red Angus Association will award $500 to the over-all Grand Champion “On-the-Rail” and $250 for the over-all Reserve Champion “On-TheRail” if the steer is a registered Red Angus. Additionally, $500 will be awarded to the top placing and $250 for the second top placing “On-The-Rail” carcass steers that are registered Red Angus, as well as exhibited by a 4-H or FFA exhibitor. To be eligible, the animals must be registered (50% or greater Red Angus) with a valid registration certificate from the Red Angus Association of America. Steers must be 85% Red in color, polled and display sufficient breed characteristics which match percent of registration (no black hided or black animals). A scurred animal is considered polled if you choose not to remove the scurs, if you surgically or mechanically remove the scurry you will be disqualified. Each animal must have a legible tattoo that matches the registration paper from the Red Angus Association of America. All steers may be subject to an inspection by a breeder committee and required to meet minimum standards for type and conformation. Blood may be drawn for verification of parentage. Decisions made by the breeder committee will be final.

3. The Missouri Hereford Association, Matt Reynolds, 1071 County Road 1231, Huntsville, MO 65259, 660-676-3788. The first and second place Hereford Carcass steers will be considered Champion and Reserve Champion Hereford and receive $500 and $250 respectively. The animal must be registered with a registration paper from the American Hereford Association, bred, born and raised in Missouri. Each animal must have a legible tattoo that matches the registration paper from the American Hereford Association. All steers will be subject to an inspection by a breeder committee and required to meet minimum standards for type and conformation. Blood may be drawn for verification of parentage. Decisions made by the breeder committee will be final.

7. Missouri Cattlemen’s Association will award $250 to the exhibitor that exhibits the steer with the highest marbling score, $250 to the exhibitor that exhibits the steer with the largest ribeye area and $250 to the “Chef’s Award Winner” determined by the National Beef Checkoff’s Culinary Center, based upon the carcass data submitted to them that would be the most ideal for a high end restaurant. To be eligible for the awards, the exhibitor must be a member or Junior member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. In case of a tie, the award will be divided equally. Must be a member prior to August 13th, 2019.

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

Monday, August 12 Live Evaluation begins: 9:30 a.m. Location: MFA Arena

Live Evaluation Contest of Carcass Steer Show

What is the Live Evaluation Contest? It is an opportunity for individuals to participate in an educational activity associated with selecting slaughter steers by live and carcass traits and criteria. Anyone wishing to participate can enter this contest in the Junior or Adult Division. Age divisions will be as follows: Junior Division - anyone under 18 years of age; Adult Division - anyone 18 years and older.


Ten steers will be selected from the Carcass show entries to be used for the Live Evaluation Contest. A sample demonstration will be given on how to yield grade and quality grade slaughter steers prior to the beginning of the live evaluation contest. Junior and adult contestants compete by guessing the actual carcass data collected on the 10 slaughter steers which are selected for the contest. Cash prizes will be awarded by the State Fair to the top 5 individuals in each division who are nearest to the actual carcass placings on the slaughter steers entered in this contest. The MISSOURI CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION will present trophies to the top two junior and the top two adults. This is an excellent learning opportunity, not only for youth, but also for adults.

Beef Cattle Herdsman Award

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

The 2018 Beef Cattle Herdsman award was presented to Tim Flaspohler and Ahna Sinclair.

Best-Kept Beef Cattle Exhibit Barn

The Missouri State Fair will award a plaque, to be hung in the Beef Cattle Office, to the breed that has demonstrated and presented its entire exhibit barn and is considered by the committee to be the best-kept barn during the course of the Fair. The following points will be considered: 1) cleanliness, grooming, and appearance of the exhibits; 2) handling of feed, equipment, etc. and keeping same out of the alleys; and 3) cooperation, courtesy, and sportsmanship in the exhibit area and show ring. The Best-Kept Beef Cattle Exhibit Barn in 2018 was Hereford and Limousin.

Beef Cattle

Superintendent - David Dick, Sedalia, MO 660-530-5720 Assistant Superintendents: • Gordon Sparks, LaMonte, MO - 660-347-5520 • Jane McMullin, Sedalia, MO • Randy Rittman, Knob Noster, MO • Bill Ellison, Kahoka, MO

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BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS The Proof is in the Pudding! Written by Ashlynn Lingle, MBIC Intern

Perfect Pudding To make a delicious, homemade bread pudding, a baker needs two important ingredients: a soft, hearty loaf of bread and a creamy custard. Combining both of these ingredients results in a flavorful dessert. For a baker’s bread pudding to result in mouthwatering perfection, the bread and custard must form a cohesive relationship.

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People build relationships with those around them, such as doctors, dentists, and hairstylist, to create a fulfilled lifestyle. In agriculture, farmers and ranchers work to build stronger harmonious relationships with consumers by sharing about agriculture, being transparent in all facets of their family farm, and responding to the public’s curiosity about agriculture production. Within the beef industry, the Beef Checkoff and Beef Quality Assurance Program (BQA) assists producers in building those relationships.

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Service (FSIS) constructed the Pre-harvest Beef Safety Production Program. From here, three feedyards started implementing the practices from the FSIS plan into their operation management plans. Between 1982 and 1985, these feedyards worked with FSIS until they were certified as “Verified Production Control” feedyards. The information and data gathered then, now serves as the “meat and potatoes” of today’s BQA program. As the years progressed, the beef industry started seeing more operations seeking certification. The BQA program has significantly reduced “…any problems associated with violative residues and reduced incidences of injection site lesions in beef cattle.” From 1990 to 2000 injection site lesions dropped from 21.6% to 2.5% in fed cattle and from 1998 to 2017 injection site lesions reduced from 31% to 7% in beef breeding stock (cows and bulls).

What has BQA done for Producers? In recent months, Missouri Besides providing producers started encouraging beef with tools to produce a more Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) focuses on creating the perfect pudding for producproducers to become BQA consistent, high quality ers and consumers by emphasizing quality, care, and handling. certified. Since October 1, beef product BQA has 2018, 2,000 individuals became BQA certified in the allowed consumers to build a link to the beef industry. state and since January 1st of this year, 1,600 producers Consumers connect with beef producers over the became certified. This national program was not always importance of providing the best care possible to cattle. a part of the beef system or food production though. Why do Producers Need the Check Off Program? During the early 1960s, the Pillsbury Company, NASA, In 1988, 79% of beef producers approved the creation of and the U.S. Army Natick Laboratories combined the Beef Check Off program in reference to a grassroots ideas to create a quality control program labeled as effort that focused on communicating with consumers Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point to ensure safe and creating a better understanding of the beef industry. food products for astronauts during missions. Shortly Today, the Check Off program still makes consumer after developing HACCP, the USDA accepted the communication and education a top priority by using program and introduced the control points built. Two the $1-per-head collected. In the state of Missouri, decades later, the USDA’s Food Safety Inspection half of this dollar funds state-wide programs centering


around educational aspects of the beef industry and promoting beef consumption. The other half will be utilized by the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB), which supervises the collection of check off dollars nationwide and approves the annual budget for national checkofffunded programs. The CBB supports the Beef Checkoff industry plan to improve beef’s marketplace through six specific areas; including beef promotion, research, consumer and producer education/information and foreign-market development. Investing checkoff dollars in these specific program areas directly ties to the Industry’s Long Range Plan. This ensures the Beef Checkoff makes targeted efforts towards driving consumer’s demand for beef. The 2016-2020 Long Range Plan has accomplished many goals opening markets for increased beef commerce and protecting beef’s public and product image. To learn more about the “Industry Long Range Plan”, visit www.beefboard. org and explore “The Checkoff” tab!

and consumers. Producers have ample resources available at their fingertips which assists with sharing about agriculture, inviting transparency in all aspects of their operations, and responding to consumer’s curiosities about agriculture and food. The proof is in the pudding, Beef Quality Assurance and the Checkoff have helped shape the beef industry into the delicious mix of quality, consistency, and advocacy shared with producers and consumers of today. Check in with the Missouri Beef Industry Council office or www.mobeef.org to learn more about these resources!

How can Producers use BQA and the Checkoff to Benefit Consumers? In the beef industry, consumers want to learn about a beef animal’s lifecycle, sustainability, and nutritional value of beef products. Management practices learned and implemented from BQA should be shared with consumers. These practices enhance beef product consistency and give consumers confidence. As discussed in last month’s article, producers need to take responsibility in sharing about agriculture and food production.

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with Mike Deering Avian Aggravation One perk of being a member of this association is instant access to leadership and staff when you need an army of support to deal with an issue. We don’t just listen, we spur into action. A recent example of this is the issue of black vultures/buzzards. This problem brought MCA Region 3 Vice President Charlie Besher and me to Washington D.C. in July to meet face-to-face with members of Congress from four states and several officials within the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service. Countless members have called this office about the growing difficulty with black buzzards. It’s bizarre and almost unbelievable to many who aren’t directly impacted by these birds that have transformed from scavengers into violent predators. The black buzzards hang out primarily during calving season and swoop down after the baby calf, poking the calf’s eyes out to disable it and then going in for the kill usually starting on the backside of the calf. It’s a vicious attack and a painful death for the animal. Reports have been made of the birds also attacking full-grown cows and older calves.

Executive Vice President discouraging them from setting up camp on your property. I will tell you with zero uncertainty that these birds are smart and nonlethal means do not permanently work. In fact, scaring the birds away simply creates a mess for your neighbor. Leaders from USDA APHIS and USFWS acknowledged the problem and expressed a desire to address it. Mike Oetker, USFWS Deputy Regional Director in the Southeast Region, reported the bird’s population to be around 4.3 million with only 4,700 permits being issued in 12 states. The number of kills is certainly not making a dent in the population.

They are getting more courageous about their approach, and it’s costing the industry millions of dollars. USDA APHIS attributes around $5 million in losses to the vultures, but we know that number is much higher given that many deaths go unreported. The bird has become a problem in recent years as a result of an exploding population and a drastic change in their migratory pattern. Many argue the birds have all but stopped migrating as they see them year-round.

We stated clearly that legislation is not necessary, and many changes could be made quickly by USFWS with policy changes or possibly rulemaking. Oetker and other USFWS officials agreed. The meeting was positive with USFWS and USDA APHIS agreeing to communicate clearly with stakeholders and pursue changes to allow for a quicker permitting process without unnecessary bureaucracy. They also stated the number of birds producers are allowed to take will be increased and noted it is “highly likely” they can proactively issue permits before there are dead calves.

The difficult hurdle is that these creatures are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 making it a crime for farm and ranch families to protect their livestock without a costly permit that takes weeks to months to obtain since you are required to count birds and first try non-lethal means of

This association appreciates the candid dialogue, but we will not settle until commitments become reality. We want to be partners with the agencies and bring common sense to the forefront when it comes to cattle producers protecting their private property and their livelihoods.


Missouri Cattlemen Back Supreme Court Ruling on Clean Water Commission - MCA Says Legislation Cleared Final Hurdle Source: MCA Prime Cuts The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association called a unanimous Missouri Supreme Court decision Tuesday, July 16, 2019, regarding the makeup of Missouri’s Clean Water Commission, a victory for Missouri farm and ranch families. The lawsuit was a result of legislation (HB 1713) passed in 2016 and pushed by MCA to require representation from the agricultural community on the Clean Water Commission. MCA Executive Vice President Mike Deering said this is the third time the association has called the legislation a victory. “The legislation passed and then Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the legislation and the legislature overrode the veto,” said Deering. “Now, here we are three years later supporting this commonsense legislation yet again with the sound decision this week made by the state’s highest

court. We said from the beginning the lawsuit was baseless and this decision is most definitely a victory for Missouri farmers and ranchers.” The legislation, sponsored by Rep. Tim Remole (R-6), simply requires that at least two members of the Clean Water Commission come from the agriculture and mining sectors. “It is common sense to appoint people to the Commission that understand agriculture since a large part of the Commission’s responsibility is directly tied to our industry,” said Deering. “Farmers and ranchers being represented on the Commission is responsible government. Farm and ranch families are the original stewards of the land and are absolutely vital in protecting our land, water and other resources.”

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MCA Leaders Travel to DC to Talk Buzzards Source: MCA Prime Cuts Leaders from the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association traveled to Washington, D.C., July 16, 2019, to meet with officials from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal & Plant Health Inspection Service, Congressman Jason Smith (R-MO) and Congressmen from three other states about problems producers are facing with the increasing presence of black vultures, often referred to as black headed buzzards. MCA Region 3 Vice President Charlie Besher, who attended the meeting, said the problem is becoming a crisis. “We’ve had calves killed on our farm and know many producers from my area who have been battling these birds for a few years now,” said Besher, who lives in Southeast Missouri. “We need common sense solutions to deal with this predator that is killing cattle not only in my region but throughout the state. We want to be partners with the agencies when it comes to cattle producers protecting their private property and their livelihood.” MCA Executive Vice President Mike Deering said countless members have contacted the association about the growing difficulty with black vultures. “It’s bizarre and almost unbelievable to many who aren’t directly impacted by these birds that have transformed from scavengers into violent predators,” said Deering. “The black vultures hang out primarily during calving season and swoop down after the baby calf, poking the calf’s eyes out to disable it and then going in for the kill usually starting on the backside of the calf. It’s a vicious attack and a painful death for the animal. Reports have been made of the birds also attacking full-grown cows and older calves as well.”

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MCA was alongside leaders of the Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association and the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association in asking officials to work with them on a solution. The difficult hurdle is that these birds are protected by the Migratory Bird Treaty Act of 1918 making it a crime for farm and ranch families to protect their livestock without a permit that takes weeks to months to obtain since producers are required to count birds and first try non-lethal means of discouraging the birds.

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“I will tell you with zero uncertainty that these birds are smart and nonlethal means do not permanently work. In fact, scaring the birds away simply creates a mess for your neighbor,” said Besher.

MCA Region 3 VP Charlie Besher, left, with Congressman Jason Smith at the meeting in Washington DC about black bultures.

USDA APHIS attributes around $5 million in losses to the vultures, but that number is likely much higher, according to Deering, given that many deaths go unreported. The bird has become a problem in recent years as a result of an exploding population and a drastic change in their migratory pattern. Many argue the birds have all but stopped migrating as they see them year-round. Leaders from USDA APHIS and USFWS acknowledged the problem and expressed a desire to address it. Mike Oetker, USFWS Deputy Regional Director in the Southeast Region, reported the bird’s population to be around 4.3 million with only 4,700 permits being issued in12 states. Deering said the number of kills is not making a dent in the population. “We stated clearly that legislation is not necessary, and many changes could be made quickly by USFWS with policy changes or possibly rulemaking. Oetker and other USFWS officials agreed,” said Deering. “The meeting was positive with USFWS and USDA APHIS agreeing to communicate clearly with stakeholders and pursue changes to allow for a quicker permitting process without unnecessary bureaucracy. They also noted it is highly likely they can proactively issue permits before there are dead calves.” Deering said the association appreciates the candid dialogue, but will not settle until commitments become reality.


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COUNTY NEWS

See What’s Happening in Your County

St. Clair County St. Clair County Cattlemen met Tuesday, July 9, 2019, at Valley Center Church outside of Lowry City. There were 37 members in attendance. The speakers/sponsors were Mike Ferguson of CHR. Hansen and Mike Richner of Missouri Livestock Supplements. Mike Ferguson with CHR. Hansen spoke on the benefits of probiotics not only in ourselves but in our cattle. CHR. Hansen works to improve farm to fork by helping produce better quality food with less waste. Bovamine is the No. 1 solution researched in the beef industry to help to reduce E Coli and Salmonella in feedlot cattle. Mike Richner of Missouri Livestock Supplements introduced that they now offer their first mineral tub with CHR. Hansen probiotics in it. He also spoke on the importance of good healthy cattle for better quality beef.

Mike Ferguson with CHR. Hansen

CHR Hansen presentation on probiotics.

Mike Richner with Missouri Livestock Supplements.

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St. Clair County Cattlemen will be working the Beef House at the Missouri State Fair on Sunday, August 11. If you are at the Fair that day, stop in and see them from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. St. Clair County Cattlemen are pleased to announce that they are sending three head of cattle to Powell’s Meat at the end of the month so that the schools will have beef to begin the school year. Anyone interested in more information on the MO Beef for MO Kids program or to donate should contact Lawanna Salmon at 660-492-7259. Our next meeting is scheduled for August 13, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Landmark Restaurant, Lowry City. It will be sponsored by Joe Brown, Multimin.


Southeast Missouri Cattlemen The SEMO Cattlemen’s Association promoted May is Beef Month through social media and by hosting a youth coloring contest. The Facebook photo contest attracted several cattle photos and even more “likes.”

SEMO Cattlemen’s Association Facebook photo contest winner.

SEMO Cattlemen’s Association - photo of our Beef Month coloring contestant - Blake Richardet.

SEMO Cattlemen’s Association - photo of our Beef Month coloring contestant - Kara Meier.

SEMO Cattlemen’s Association - photo of our Beef Month coloring contestant - Tyler Meier.

SEMO Cattlemen’s Association - photo of our Beef Month coloring contestant - Zoe Zahner.

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SEMO Cattlemen’s Association - photo of our Beef Month coloring contestant - Clare Garner.

Jodie Rubel had the winning photo and won a gift certificate. The beef month coloring contest had five entries. Blake Richardet, age 9, was our grand prize winner. All entries received a participation prize.

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Cedar County The Cedar County Cattlemen’s Association met on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the Land O’ Lakes Fairgrounds at 7 p.m. The sponsors for the evening were Ash Grove Aggregates and MFA. The speaker was Pat Miller from the University of Missouri-Extension. Pat spoke about weeds, weed control, and pasture management practices. Clay Hoffman, Katie Walker, Bradley McCullick and McKenzie Melton were recognized during the meeting as the 2019 scholarship recipients. The cattlemen will be serving and sponsoring the exhibitor dinner at the Cedar County Youth Fair in Stockton and the Land O’ Lakes Youth Fair in El Dorado Springs.

El Dorado Springs scholarship recipients (left to right): McKenzie Melton, Miranda Lowrey (cattlemen’s president), Bradley McCullick.

The next membership meeting will be held on August 1, 2019, at the Zumwalt Expo Center in Stockton at 7 p.m.

Stockton Scholarship recipients (left to right): Katie Walker, Miranda Lowrey, Clay Hoffman.

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Pat Miller, University of Missouri Extension, speaks to the membership about soil pH and soil fertility.

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Co-sponsor for the meeting was Ash Grove Aggregates, represented by Keith Stevens.

Cedar County Youth Fair exhibitors enjoy cheeseburgers during the exhibitor dinner.


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Nodaway County The Nodaway County Cattlemen Association (NCCA) participated in several activities and conducted several beef promotion events during the months of May and June. On May 2 & 3 the NCCA donated the meal and grilled hamburgers for the Northwest Technical School Safety Acres Program serving over 200 elementary education students (third, fourth and fifth graders). The program was developed to educate youth about safety practices in the areas of grain bin safety and power takeoff (PTO) equipment. On May 18, the NCCA hosted a Beef Cook-Off competition in which 12 teams competed for prizes and bragging rights. Each team prepared a 5 lb. brisket, 5 lbs. of potatoes and baked beans for judging. Over 75 guests attended the event and enjoyed a meal on what was a rainy evening.

Tractor Pull Grill.

The Backyard Vine & Wine was the location for the May 24 NCCA beef promotion and cooking event. Members grilled hamburgers and hot dogs and served approximately 30 guests who came out on the rainy evening. The annual Northwest Missouri Tractor Cruise was held on June 21 in which over 125 tractor enthusiasts participated in the tractor cruise. The NCCA donated and grilled hamburgers and hot dogs to support a great fund raiser and promote beef. On June 28 the NCCA grilled hamburgers at the annual Burlington Junction Tractor Pull at which over 500-600 guests were served hamburgers, hot dogs and ribeye steaks while promoting beef. On June 15, the NCCA hosted a humorist and farmer, Susie O to entertain nearly 30 members and guests. The event was open to the public and provided for a night of entertainment. Susie reminded the attendees, “That sometimes in life, we have to bounce.” This was an excellent message for farm families in Northwest

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Missouri who were coming off of a wet and rainy spring planting season and who had experienced many delays. Recently the NCCA donated $250 to flood impacted residents of the Rock Port, Missouri region. The donation was to help provide much needed support and money to purchase needed supplies such as dehumidifiers, fans, boots, and gloves for clean-up efforts.

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Polk County Summer is a busy time for the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association. We have had two cookings so far in July. The first was on the Fourth at the Bolivar Fireworks Display. At this event we cooked hotdogs and steaks, and served over 600 people. The second event this month was our July meeting. This was held on July 11 at The Rocking R Auction Barn. The July Meeting was our Law Enforcement Appreciation meeting. We had many local law enforcement officers attend the meeting, and are very thankful for the work they do in our community! We appreciate all of the members that came out to show their support, there were about 100 people were at the meeting. The Polk County Cattlemen’s has several cookings coming up. We will be helping cook at the Ozark Empire Fair Beef House, as well as the State Fair Beef House. We will also be cooking at The Country Days Festival in Bolivar. Our next meeting will be on September 12, at The Rocking R Auction Barn. We will be having a Beef Quality Assurance Training at this meeting. It will be sponsored by Joplin Regional Stockyards, and by Merck Animal Health. We will see you there!

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Dallas County We are very excited to have a new Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association (DCCA) cook trailer! We want to thank John and Dan Crawford for donating the trailer to us. We really appreciate their generosity as we have been wanting a cook trailer for many years. After a complete makeover and the addition of signage, we have already put it to good use at the Dallas County Fair at the end of June. We still have a few more signs to add, which will include one from the Missouri Beef Industry Council and the checkoff. Thank you to all our sign sponsors for helping to make the trailer a reality.

The new DCCA Cook Trailer.

We were very busy June 27-29 cooking at our county fair. Customers lined up to buy our famous rib-eye steak sandwiches as well as hamburgers, cheeseburgers, and all beef hotdogs. Many of our members worked hard before the fair preparing the grounds as well as during the three days serving as show chairmen, volunteers, etc. Our fair board is certainly to be congratulated on the outstanding job they do in support of our youth and agriculture. DCCA is proud to sponsor the beef showmanship awards at the fair, and we congratulate all the winners! We are proud to continue to support our outstanding youth. We are helping to sponsor five Buffalo FFA students to attend the FFA Leadership Conference in Washington, D.C. this summer. We look forward to them reporting about their trip at a future meeting. We will be busy volunteering in the beef houses at upcoming fairs. DCCA will work for two days in the Ozark Beef House during the Ozark Empire Fair in Springfield. Then our members always look forward to volunteering in the Beef House at the Missouri State Fair.

DCCA scholarship winners: DCCA President Bobby Stewart, Emily Whipple, and Spencer Ashworth.

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The new DCCA cook trailer.

DCCA President Bobby Stewart with the beef showmanship winners at the Dallas County Fair.


Monroe-Shelby County The Monroe-Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association is pleased to have awarded their first scholarships as a joint affiliate to three area students. Kirby Latimer is the son of Kenny and Imogene Latimer of Hunnewell. Kirby is a 2019 graduate of North Shelby High School and will be attending the University of Missouri-Columbia to major in general agriculture with emphasis in animal science, plant science and ag systems management. Hannah Meyers is the daughter of Al & Jennifer Meyers of Shelbyville. Hannah was a 2018 graduate of North Shelby High School and has been attending Moberly Area Community College. Upon graduating from MACC in December, 2019, she plans to continue her education and pursue her Bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education.

Hannah Meyers.

Aly Francis is the daughter of Tony & Barb Francis of Paris. Aly graduated from Paris High School in May, 2019 and will be attending Oklahoma State University in Stillwater in the fall where she will be pursuing her Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Leadership and Communications.

Aly Francis.

Editorial Note:

Please send County News items via email to: mobeef@sbcglobal.net Andy Atzenweiler Kirby Latimer.

Deadline for the 2019 September issue is August 15.

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Henry County Meetings, grilling, and graduations… this made up most of the previous month. We presented scholarships to four area seniors… Clinton, Lakeland, Windsor, and Leeton. We try to cover all corners of the county. We cooked and served lunch to the local newspaper office, The Daily Democrat; and the local radio station, KDKD. Both of these businesses go beyond the call of duty to cover all of our activities. The Clinton Christian Academy invited us to their school one evening, so they could explain their function in the neighborhood. We enjoyed a delicious potluck dinner to go along with the brisket we served. Our biggest grilling event was the Friday before Memorial Day. This is one of our biggest fundraisers. The event was started in 2000 by the local cattlemen’s association.

Scholarship recipient Megan Swaters with Marylin Lesmeister.

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Memorial Day workers are Taylor Bush, Bob Trolinger, Tony Trolinger, Janet Akers, Joyce Trolinger, Ben Hill, and Kent Carney. In front are Anthony Lesmeister, Pam Carney, and Danny Goth. Several other loyal members served but weren’t pictured.

Scholarship recipient Ashley Ebeling, right and Taylor Bush.

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Scholarship recipient Brooke Dunning on the right.


Lafayette County The Lafayette County Cattlemen held their annual Scholarship auction and dinner Thursday, July 11 at the Concordia Community Center. Sponsors for the evening included the Corder Bank, Bank of Odessa, Central Missouri AgriService, Cooper Trailers, Jones Bros., Kingsville Livestock and Lyon and Lyon. A social hour and silent auction preceded the prime rib dinner catered by Plowboys of Marshall. Scholarship winners of past years were recognized and introductions were made of the 2019 scholarship recipients. Those attending were Hope Webb, Hunter Todd and Coe Oelrich. Letters were shared from Caleb and Connor Bergman and Drake Wood who were unable to attend. President Bill Oelrich introduced Coby Wilson and Sydney Thummel who represented MCA at the

Hunter Todd, one of six 2019 helped display auction items at the LCCA scholarship dinner and auction.

meeting. Members were encouraged to sign up for work days at the Missouri State Fair Beef House and our biggest fundraiser, the upcoming Higginsville Country Fair. Mike Williams conducted the live auction portion of the evening for the over 120 members and supporters of Lafayette County Youth in attendance. Generous donors provided a wide variety of auction items and bidding was lively. Many will be enjoying delicious cinnamon rolls, cakes and pies! The evening concluded with an auction of the table decorations and remaining prime rib. The Concordia FFA chapter made quick work of set up and tear down as a fundraiser for their chapter trips. A large crowd attended the Lafayette County summer meeting in Concordia.

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Brett Spader Named President of Angus Media New president brings 17 years of beef industry experience to the organization. Source: Clint Mefford, Angus Communications An experienced business professional and Angus breeder, Brett Spader will enter the role of Angus Media president August 12. Spader brings with him many years of experience in livestock marketing, sales, and business and team development. Spader will lead the team at Angus Media, a beef industry-leading media company and entity of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Angus Media serves Angus members and commercial cattle producers through a multitude of channels globally. “Brett is a lifelong stockman with considerable practical beef production experience. He knows firsthand the value of leveraging traditional media with emerging technologies, and that expertise will help Association members garner greater marketing opportunities for their cattle at a cost they can afford,” said Mark McCully, American Angus Association CEO. “He understands our Angus family, and we are excited to bring his vision, marketing knowledge and teamoriented leadership style to Angus Media.” Most recently, Spader served as executive director for the National Center for Beef Excellence (NCBE), a nonprofit that advises beef breed associations, technologybased startups and seedstock producers through a myriad of services, including business development, launch planning, marketing strategy, execution and management. Prior to NCBE, he worked for DVAuction where he led a field staff of more than 30 employees dedicated to helping beef producers market their cattle nationally,

Callaway Livestock Center, Inc. On I-70, 4 miles east of Kingdom City, MO on outer road 573-642-7486 Every Monday: Slaughter Cattle Sale 10:00 a.m. Selling All Classes of Cattle 12:30 p.m. AUGUST 2019

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implemented new revenue centers for technology-based applications and coordinated companywide advertising and promotional campaigns. He also served as the director of advertising and marketing for the Kansas Livestock Association (KLA), where he managed national account selling, sponsorship development, launched seedstock video services and ran the KLA Convention Trade Show, prior to joining DVAuction. “My career has been devoted to member service, developing relationships through face-to-face contact and working on behalf of the breeders to play a small part in the role of marketing their operation.” Spader said.”It’s the people who really make the seedstock business so special.” As Angus Media president, Spader will lead a team of talented professionals who assist Angus breeders through marketing and advertising services, including sale books, websites, advertising and custom marketing plans. Angus Media is also home to the Association’s flagship print publication offerings, including the trusted Angus Journal®, and the commercial cattleman’s Angus Beef Bulletin®. “I have great appreciation for the history of the Angus breed, its breeders and the stories they tell,” Spader said. “The opportunity to join the Angus Media team and continue to build upon the great work that’s already been done is a challenge I’m looking forward to. ” A graduate of the University of Missouri, Spader earned a Bachelor of Science degree in animal science, with a focus in agricultural economics. Spader has grown up within the Angus family. His late father Richard Spader, affectionally known as Dick, served on Association staff for 32 years, 20 of those as executive vice president, which is now equivalent to the CEO position. Spader’s mother, Sheri Spader, grew up with Angus cattle and is still heavily involved with the breed today. Spader himself was a member of the National Junior Angus Association and is a former Angus Foundation scholarship recipient. His wife, Jill, works within the beef industry and is also a competitive barrel racer. Their daughter, Sloane, is just getting started in 4-H and is looking forward to showing Angus heifers in the near future. The Spader family manage a herd of Angus cows, Quarter Horses and Blue Heelers on their farm near Lawrence, Kansas. For more information from Angus Media and the American Angus Association, visit Angus.org.


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Bad Hay Days Created Toxic Ergot in Wet Spring Weather Source: Duane Dailey, Writer University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA, Missouri – Farmers face bad hay days as they mow and rake hay that should’ve been baled in May, not now in the first days of summer. “Worst hay ever.” That conclusion came from talk by University of Missouri Extension agronomists on their weekly teleconference. Frequent rains, little sunshine and many cool days made haying difficult this spring. First-cutting hay normally would have been baled and stored weeks ago. Farmers aim to harvest first-cutting grass before seed heads emerge from boot stage. When stems are cut at an early stage, there will be no stems at second cutting. Hay cut now contains mature seeds and few leaves. Feed quality drops. “Stems and lack of leaves cuts nutrition,” says Craig Roberts, MU Extension forage specialist.

Recent hay tests showed only 8% to 9% crude protein and 50% TDN (total digestible nutrients). “That may support a dry cow, but not a producing cow or calves,” Roberts said. There’s more bad news. Many seed heads in this wet year are infected with ergots that add toxin to the hay. “Some hay will be toxic this winter,” Roberts warns. Ergots make fungal replacements for individual seeds in grass seed heads. Spores enter grass florets. The resulting fungus displaces kernels in seed heads. Ergots produce alkaloids similar to ergovaline, which makes fescue toxic. The most common grass grown in Missouri is fescue, Roberts says. Cattle eating ergots will show signs similar to fescue toxicosis. That results in slow gains and lost reproduction. Milk production drops. Roberts says not just fescue but all prime grasses can be toxic with alkaloids this year. That includes cereal rye, ryegrass and brome. Even timothy seed heads contain ergot replacements of individual tiny seeds. Ergots appear mostly during wet seasons, and parts of Missouri recorded their wettest spring in history this year. Pat Guinan, MU Extension climatologist, told of heavy rains in broad areas along Highway 36 across northern Missouri and in southwestern Missouri centering on McDonald County. Ergot causes problems, including death, when eaten by livestock. (Continued on page 76)

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The problem: Ergot outbreaks are scattered. “We get reports of ergots mainly in the Ozarks,” Roberts said. Eldon Cole, MU Extension livestock specialist based in Mount Vernon in southwestern Missouri, saw ergots start forming in early June. “They steadily increased since then,” he said. Bad hay has other causes, Roberts says. This spring seldom saw three dry days of sunshine in a row. That’s how long it takes to cut, dry and bale hay. “A lot of hay was baled wet,” Roberts said. To save forage, damp hay wrapped in plastic turns into silage.

But ensiling worsens the ergot problem. Toxins are preserved. The amount of toxin in normal hay falls as it dries in bales. That cuts poison in half by winter feeding time. Prolonged wet spring weather also affects alfalfa, prime legume hay. “Plants aren’t toxic but may appear nitrogen deficient,” Roberts says. Alfalfa may turn yellow and grow slow. Alfalfa produces its own nitrogen for growth in root nodules. That lowers need for nitrogen fertilizer. Watersaturated soils do not hold oxygen needed by microbes in the root nodules. This was to be a year to replenish hay supplies for beef herds. After drought years with low hay growth, producers planned to refill hay sheds.

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Now hay production depends on fall regrowth of coolseason grasses. Regional MU Extension agronomists and livestock specialists are available to help plan fall production.

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Simmental Project to Accelerate Carcass Selection

ASA launches large-scale carcass data effort. Source: American Simmental Association Bozeman, MT - US cattlemen and women have successfully improved beef quality during the last several decades, yet capturing widespread carcass data proves elusive. The most important traits are still among the most difficult to predict. A large-scale project from the American Simmental Association (ASA) aims to change some of that - and arm ranchers with more accurate decision-making tools. “Over time, we’ve leveraged new technologies like ultrasound to help bolster information about end product attributes into our genetic evaluation systems. However, as we look at different breeds, on average, between half and one percent reporting rate of the number of calves born every year make it into our carcass data evaluation,” says Dr. Bob Weaber of Kansas State University. “Carcass data is an area that’s

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expensive to measure, but we know it’s very important. All of the new dollars that come into the beef business come from somebody buying a piece of beef.” That’s why the ASA recently launched an expansive new project that pairs actual carcass records with genomic data on sire-identified calves. The Carcass Expansion Project aims to boost total carcass records and to train genomic panels to more accurately predict carcass traits. Rancher Tracy Brunner of Cow Camp Ranch near Ramona, KS, is a participant and says the project has merit for all producers. “This is not about just gathering carcass data. It’s not just a win for the individual animal owner. It benefits the cattle that are available to our consumer, industrywide,” Brunner says. “All the information that we gather will develop better and more accurate EPDs that will lead to better consumer products.” ASA’s Board of Trustees invested significantly toward the five-year project, open to seedstock members and their commercial customers with SimGenetic influence. “We focus our efforts and data collection, in this case, on a relatively large group of animals, of 20,000, and extract lots of information out of that exercise. Then the genomics tools will allow us to spread that information across the entire pedigree. So producers that aren’t directly engaged in feeding cattle benefit from the


project because they’ll be able to use a genomics tool,” Weaber says.

Wayne Barr

For the genomic component, the Association plans to pay genotyping costs associated with the use of tissuesampling units (TSU) provided through Allflex.

Wayne Barr, 75, of Marshall, MO, died Friday, July 12, 2019, at his home.

“Obviously, carcass data is one of the hardest things to get because not everybody is willing to share it and because it’s very expensive to just get carcass data,” says Scott Holt, North American marketing manager for Allflex. “Our ability now to get that carcass information through genomics is a really exciting phase in our industry.” “Through the gathering of carcass data and tying that back to the origin of the genetics of those animals, we’re able to increase the predictability. We’re able to increase the accuracy of expected progeny differences,” Brunner says. “Whereas, a non-enhanced EPD may have an accuracy rate of 30% to 40%, we can improve that possibly 10% to 20% by adding carcass information to that EPD foundation. “To me, it’s about breeding better cattle to raise better beef.” Seedstock members or commercial producers wanting to learn more can visit simmental.org or contact the Association at 406-587-4531.

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Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 20, 2019, at Ridge Park Cemetery in Marshall, with Fr. Tom Alber officiating. Memorials may be made to St. Peter Catholic Church or Community Cancer Center in care of Campbell-Lewis Funeral Home in Marshall. Friends may sign the online register book at www.campbell-lewis.com Born January 19, 1944, in Saline County, Missouri, Wayne was the son of the late Walter R. Barr and Evelyn Cromley Barr. He was a graduate of Mercy Academy and Southwest Missouri State College. He lived in Saline County his entire life and was a farmer. He was a member of the Saline County Cattleman’s Association. Most of all, he loved being a farmer, loved his family, fast pitch softball and enjoyed watching sports, especially the Missouri State Lady Bears basketball team. Survivors include two sisters, Eleanor Willis (Percy) of Marshall, and Joann Barr of Springfield, Missouri; four nephews, Gregg Willis, Tony Willis, Jeff Cramer and Blake Cramer; and one niece, Sonya Barr.In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by one brother, Gene Barr; and one nephew, Kevin Barr.

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New Tests by MU Scientists Will Kill Weed Seeds before They Become Weeds Source: Duane Dailey, Writer, MU Extension COLUMBIA, Mo. – Kill seeds before they become hard-to-kill weeds. That plan will be studied by Kevin Bradley with help from Missouri farmers. The University of Missouri Extension weed specialist plans research on crushing seeds before they hit the ground. That stops weeds competing with crops next season. Over time, that depletes soil seed banks. The task is big. Some herbicide-resistant weeds grow several hundred thousand seeds or more per plant. At the annual Pest Management Day, July 9 at MU Bradford Research Center near Columbia, Bradley asked soybean farmers to volunteer to help. Soon to arrive at the MU research farm is a Case IH combine with an attached “seed terminator.” The mill grinds seeds to dust. Tests in Australia with a similar system showed more than 90 percent of weed seed was not viable after exiting the terminator. Bradley wants to test his idea and machine on weedinfested farm fields in Missouri. He’s looking for soybean fields of 50 to 80 acres, preferably no more than 100 miles from Columbia.

Bradley has spent his research career at MU since 2003 studying all kinds of weed controls, including chemicals. But with repeated use of each new herbicide, farmers select more resistant weeds. If only a few weeds escape control each year, those survivors produce thousands of seeds that farmers contend with in future years. Bradley recently shifted gears in his research to look for alternative controls for problem weed species. In addition to the seed terminator machine, Bradley evaluated the impact of windrow burning. Chaff and weed seed left behind the combine is windrowed and burned. The fire kills weed seeds. Bradley’s team conducts research on weed management at the Bradford Research Center as well as other MU research farms around the state. Farmers wanting to cooperate can contact Bradley through their regional MU Extension agronomist. There is an MU Extension office in every county. Pest Management Day visitors riding bleacher wagons see only a small part of that work. After lunch, visitors use a guidebook to find other research. Bradley’s crew planted plot signs to help visitors. Other MU research farm field days: Aug. 6 at Greenley Research Center in Novelty; Aug. 27 (morning), GravesChapple Research Center, Rock Port; and Aug. 27 (evening), Hundley-Whaley Center, Albany.

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Aug. 31 Four Starr Simmentals 2nd Annual Production Sale, Eugene, MO Sept. 2 Autumn in the Ozarks Charolais Sale Strafford, MO Sept. 11-12 Pasture View Angus Dispersal Sale, Dunlap, IL Sept. 14 Wild Indian Acres & Friends Female Sale, DeSoto, MO Sept. 21 Don Thomas & Sons “Cadillac of Brangus” Sale, Madison, MO Sept. 28 2S Angus Land & Cattle Sale, Seneca, MO Sept. 28 Ladies in Red Sale, Heber Springs, AR

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Sept. 29 Terry Little Production Sale, Monticello, MO Sept. 30 Gardiner Angus Ranch Fall Bull Sale, Ashland, KS Oct. 5 Jac’s Ranch Sale, Bentonville, AR Oct. 5 Journagan/MSU Genetically Yours Sale, Springfield, MO Oct. 7 Express Ranches Fall Bull & Commercial Female Sale, Yukon, OK Oct. 7 Gleonda/Garton Legacy of Performance Sale, Miller, MO Oct. 11 Smith Valley Angus Sale, Salem, MO Oct. 12 Byergo Angus Sale Savannah, MO Oct. 12 Oct. 12 Oct. 12 Oct. 12 Oct. 15 Oct. 19 Oct. 19 Oct. 19 Oct. 19 Oct. 19

East Central Angus Association Sale, Cuba, MO THM Land and Cattle Co. Sale, Vienna, MO Valley Oaks Prime Choice Fall Sale, Lone Jack, MO J&N Ranch Fall Black Hereford Sale, Leavenworth, KS Superior Beef Genetics Sale, Lamar, MO Seedstock Plus Fall Bull Sale, Carthage, MO Byergo Beef Genetics Private Treaty Bull Sale, Dearborn, MO Circle A Angus Ranch Fall Bull & Heifer Sale, Iberia, MO Gerloff Farms Bull Fest, Bland, MO Heart of the Ozarks Angus Association, West Plains, MO


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Oct. 19 Aschermann Charolais Bulls Sale, Carthage, MO Oct. 19 Square B Ranch Open House, Warsaw, MO Oct. 19 Weiker Angus 66th Anniversary Sale, Fayette, MO Oct. 20 Frank/Hazelrigg Cattle Co., Fulton, MO Oct. 25 Spur Ranch Fall Performance Sale, Vinita OK Oct. 21 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus Sale, Nevada, MO Oct. 25 10 Grand Charolais Sale at the American Royal, Kansas City, MO Oct. 26 Cattlemen’s Preferred All Breed Sale, Ratcliff, AR Oct. 26 Mead Farms Production Sale, Versailles, MO Oct. 26 McBee Cattle Co. Annual Fall Bull & Female Sale, Fayette, MO Oct 27 Lacy’s Red Angus Bull and Female Sale, Drexel, MO Oct. 27 Baker Angus Farms, Butler, MO Oct. 28 Southwest MO Performance Tested Bull Sale, Springfield, MO Nov. 2 Worthington Angus Sale, Dadeville, MO Nov. 2 Seedstock Plus Red Reward Fall Sale, Osceola, MO Nov. 9 23rd Annual Show Me Plus Gelbvieh & Balancer® Sale, Springfield, MO Nov. 16 Show-Me Polled Hereford Classic Sale, Windsor, MO Nov. 18 Green Springs Late Spring Bull Test, Nevada, MO Nov. 23 Sydenstricker Genetics Sale, Mexico, MO Nov. 23 Seedstock Plus Two Sales One Day, Kingsville, MO Nov. 30 Butch’s Angus Sale, Jackson, MO Dec. 7 Wright Charolais 9th Annual Female Sale, Kearney, MO

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A-1 Feeders............................................................ 84 ADM .................................................................... 19 Autumn in the Ozarks Sale................................... 47 BIVI Merial Long Range................................12, 13 BQA...................................................................... 96 Buffalo Livestock Market...................................... 58 Callaway Livestock Center Inc............................. 60 Central Missouri Sales Co.................................... 83 Circle A Angus Ranch.......................................... 53 Classified............................................................... 97 Clearwater Farm................................................... 53 Don Thomas & Sons Brangus Sale....................... 65 Durham Simmental Farms................................... 79 Eastern Missouri Commission Company............. 11 F&T Livestock Market.......................................... 57 FCS of Missouri.................................................. 100 FeedTrain.............................................................. 59 Galaxy Beef LLC.................................................. 53 Gallagher Fence.................................................... 55 Gast Charolais........................................................ 3 GDI....................................................................... 70 Gerloff Farms........................................................ 53 Gleonda Farms Angus - Traves Merrick............... 53 GrassWorks - Weed Wiper ................................... 83 Green’s Welding & Sales....................................... 78 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus.................................... 53 HydraBed.............................................................. 74 Jim’s Motors.......................................................... 50 JJ Skyline Angus................................................... 53 Journagan Ranch/MSU Genetically Yours Sale... 33 JRS Golf Tournament........................................... 95 Kingsville Livestock Auction................................ 76 Livestock Nutrition Center.................................... 77 Lucas Cattle Co.................................................... 79 Marshall & Fenner Farms..................................... 53 MCA Beef House Schedule................................... 15 MCA Dury Plaza Hotel - Columbia..................... 90 MCA Golf Tournament...................................85-86 MCA Membership Form...................................... 91 MCA Presidents Council...................................... 89 MCA Proud Member Signs.................................. 92 MCA Show-Me-Select Sale Credit....................... 93 MCA Survey.................................................... 61-64 McBee Cattle Co................................................... 54

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