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CONTENTS

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Ready for the Next Generation

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BQA Provides Continuing Ed.

Lifelong Cattleman Elected to Serve as President of MCA

New Packer Requirements Take Effect This Year

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Association Update Beef Checkoff News County News

BQA Provides Continuing Education

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MCA President’s Perspective Help Them Carry On

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CattleWomen’s Corner

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Straight Talk: Mike Deering

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What’s Cookin’ at the Beef House

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On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black

Excited to Serve

Bigger is Better

Thank You LAG Industries

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Capitol Update Thank a Cattlewoman

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 9 (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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Ready for the Next Generation

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

Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation www.mocattlemenfoundation.org

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New MCA Members

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

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University of Missouri Extension News

David Dick, Secretary 660-826-0031 • 23529 Anderson School Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301

Advertisers Index

2019 MCA Regional Vice Presidents

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ON THE COVER:

Photo by Backroad Productions - Austin Black

Matt Hardecke, Treasurer 573-846-6614 • 19102 Skymeadows Dr., Wildwood, MO 63069

Region 1: Adam Kuebler, 202 N. 6th St. Edina, MO 63537 309-706-4410 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

Patty Wood, Vice President 660-287-7701 • 16075 Wood Road, La Monte, MO 65337

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Clara Bella Bergman, Bergman’s Blest Ranch Joe & Lori Kaczmarek, Kaczmarek Herefords, Urich, MO Springfield, MO Morris Bergman, Bergman’s Blest Ranch Joe Linneman, Troy, MO Urich, MO Joey Moore, Houston, MO Bryton BeVelle, Chillicothe, MO Ellie Peterson, Peterson Livestock, Bob Bramwell, Bramwell Farms, Centerview, MO Mountain Grove, MO Alvin Burkholder, NEMO Feed LLC Jacob & Emily Peterson, Peterson Livestock, Baring, MO Mountain Grove, MO Collin Burns, Burns Farms, Stockton, MO Sam Peterson, Peterson Livestock, Carolyn Belden Carson, Wyman Creek Cattle, Mountain Grove, MO Summersville, MO Jim Puyear, Rocking P Ranch, Jamestown, MO Blake Cottle, First State Community Bank, Roger & Tracee Riley, Cedar Creek Farm LLC, Houstonia, MO Preston, MO William Crane, Cranes Meat Processing, Ashland, MO Alex & Michaela Roth, AMR Cattle Company, Gary Doke, Bolivar, MO Frohna, MO Annabell Freeman, Gainesville, MO Jeff Shawan, Poplar Bluff, MO Calvin Good, Memphis, MO Alan Stewart, Lola, KS Joe Hayden, Peoples Bank, Cuba, MO Hope Webb, Lexington, MO Harper Johansen, 5J Charolais, Syracuse, MO See the MCA Membership Form on page 97.

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with Mike Deering Bigger is Better Bigger is not always better. Bigger sometimes translates into more headaches. But bigger is better when talking about the biggest Missouri Cattlemen’s Association convention in recent memory. More than 830 people attended the 51st Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show January 4-6. That’s 200 more than a year ago. The trade show followed suit with 132 booth spaces, a 15 percent increase over 2018. Compare these numbers to seven or eight years ago, and you will be blown away. Why are we seeing this kind of growth? The weather was great. True, but that’s not it. The education series featured some of the best industry thought leaders. I agree, but that’s still not it. Governor Mike Parson speaking at the conference was too good to miss. Undoubtedly, we were beyond honored to have him at our convention, but I still think we are missing the boat.

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I think it boils down to purpose. It’s hard to get people excited about an organization that doesn’t have purpose. Because of grassroots engagement and involvement, this outfit has purpose. Last year resulted in decreasing 2019-2020 property taxes for farm and ranch families. It was a year of slamming down dishonesty and propping up marketing with integrity being the first state in the nation to require food companies to label products accurately. We led proactive legislation to provide regulatory certainty to landowners when it comes to water regulations.

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This is a new year. This means new opportunities to strengthen our purpose by delivering results for our members. We have announced new programs like the Missouri Cattlemen’s Leadership College. This yearlong program for future MCA leaders reinforces this association’s commitment to sustaining and growing this association for years to come. Investing in future leaders in essential.

Executive Vice President We forged industry partnerships to launch the new Performance Challenge. There is no other program like this anywhere in the country. Sure, there are other state cattle groups that host feeding challenges and give prizes for the best performing animals. This program does that and then some. We incorporate FFA so that students can get practical, real world knowledge about the beef industry. We incorporate GrowSafe technology to ensure producers participating get the most comprehensive data possible on their animals. Unlike other programs, this one focuses on profitability. You cannot have purpose without constant improvements. When it’s broke, our leaders rebuild it or let it die. When it’s cracking, we step up and make it whole again. When it’s inefficient, we must figure out how to reverse it. When it’s good, your ideas make it better. We must learn from our mistakes and improve. It happens because of you. Our members. Our leaders. We do not have the majority of Missouri cattle producers as members. That’s the missing link. We need more of you. We must get bigger to better deliver for the industry. I ask that each of you recruit six new members in 2019. If we all recruit just six new members, this time next year we can proudly report that we have the majority of Missouri cattle producers as members of this association. Bigger most certainly will be better. More ideas will only make this organization stronger.


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American Angus Association Welcomes Jera Pipkin Source: American Angus Association Jera Pipkin joins the American Angus Association as a Print Media Coordinator for Angus Media. In this capacity, Pipkin will work to assist breeders in the coordination and completion of sale books and other print materials. Pipkin is no stranger to the Angus breed. As the current membership director on the National Junior Angus Association Board of Directors, 2016 Miss American Angus and fifth-generation Angus breeder, she is excited to connect with Angus enthusiasts on a new level.

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Pipkin interned with Certified Angus Beef, the American Meat Science Association and Merck Animal Health throughout her collegiate career. Additionally, she served as an editor for the Cowboy Journal magazine and was a freelance writer and graphic designer. She is a 2018 graduate of Oklahoma State University with bachelors degrees in Agricultural Communications and Animal Science.

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“I am excited for this opportunity to get back to my Angus roots and heritage,” Pipkin says. “I truly believe there is no better place to start my career in cattle and communications. It’s a perfect fit.” ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.


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We Market Cattle Across Missouri Weekly:

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…on Tuesday in Boonville…

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We routinely find true price discovery weekly across Missouri. We work for sellers and with buyers to keep our industry moving forward.

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BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS Understanding the Checkoff… at Convention With Samantha Riley, Director of Education and Marketing A roundup of roughly 600 cattlemen and women, from all across the state, at the 51st Annual Cattle Convention and Trade Show was a treat. Having a chance to interact with producers and show how the Checkoff is working to increase beef demand, is always rewarding. Convention this year was packed full of education and innovation, not only at the state level, but also on the national level. While there was fun to be had at Convention, which included a dance, painting sessions and many opportunities to enjoy delicious beef, there were also many opportunities to learn more about new programming, skills, events, and education during the Cattlemen’s College sessions and the MBIC Q&A Breakfast.

members how to get information across without losing the audience. Having these tools is incredibly important for producers when reaching out to those who may not be as familiar with the industry and when acting as an advocate. While Ryan hosted the MBA training session, MBIC also hosted a MBA reception for those leaders in

MBA Leaders

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Ryan Goodman, Director of Grassroots Advocacy and Spokesperson Development for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, discussed the Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program during one of the many sessions. Ryan helped our current MBA leaders in Missouri to better refine the way they tell their story with media training, as well as sharing updates on where the MBA program is headed. Being prepared to talk to consumers or media outlets about the beef industry is always beneficial, and Ryan explained to our MBA

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Missouri to get together and discuss the program and what they’ve been up to as MBA participants. It was chance for everyone to share how they have been telling the story of beef.

What’s Up Chuck?

Season Solorio, Senior Executive Director, Brand Marketing and Communications, at NCBA hosted a session on Chuck Knows Beef. This innovative new artificial intelligence is going to be a game changer! Chuck Knows Beef is going to be able to share all kinds of facts about beef with consumers, retailers or anyone with an Alexa or like device. Chuck, even though still “young”, can answer many different questions and even has “dad-style” jokes. Chuck’s opening line is “Hey, I’m Chuck, your guide to all things beef. I can help with recipes, cuts, nutrition, cooking tips and a whole lot more. How can I help?”


For example, you could ask, “Chuck, how do you cook a flank steak?” and Chuck will respond with recipes and cooking tips for that specific cut. You can also ask those funny questions like “Chuck, what’s your favorite song?” and Chuck will respond, “Rodeo by Aaron Copland, of course. I listen to it while wrangling cattle.” Not only is Chuck an educational tool, but it can be entertaining as well. Having a new tool that is so inventive to share with consumers, influences and retailers will help to increase knowledge about how to use beef in many different ways. To check out Chuck Knows Beef visit www. chuckknowsbeef.com.

and online streaming more every day, and having this type of content ensures that at some point in their day, they could have the chance to learn more about beef. To check out the Rethink the Ranch videos go to www. beefitswhatsfordinner.com/raising-beef/rethink-theranch. Overall, the 51st Annual Convention and Trade Show was a huge success in highlighting what is up and coming from the Checkoff as well as what has been going on for the last year in promoting, educating, and researching beef.

Nicely Done, Beef.

Season also highlighted some of the updated content and marketing that CBB and NCBA has rolled out in the last year on the Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner website and social media. These updates are fresh and eye catching, as well as maybe a little cheeky. The advertisements are directed towards social media users and online streaming. The Nicely Done campaign grabs the audience’s attention in a relevant and fun way, with sayings like “Nicely done, beef. There’s no hangry you can’t handle.” or “Nicely done, beef. You sculpt muscles better than Michelangelo.” While it is a bit more edgy than previous campaigns, it works for today’s consumers. It catches their attention while also getting them to think about beef in a new way.

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Rethink the Ranch is another aspect of the campaign that is a part of the rebranding, which features videos of actual farmers and ranchers, as well as Lance Pekus, Cowboy Ninja, that highlight raising beef, the protein it provides and that wonderful taste that we all know! These videos are true and real, and paint a vivid picture to consumers about how their beef is raised. Having a resource like this to share with those who may not be as familiar is yet another way to share the story of raising beef, in a relatable way. Consumers are using social media

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What’s Cookin’ at the

Missouri Beef House By Pat & Patty Wood, MCA Beef House Managers Thank You LAG Industries

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WOW! Thanks to the generosity and sponsorship of LAG Industries, the MCA Beef House Patio Entrance will have new Custom Metal Art Signs on display on a yearly basis. “Since we share a common vision and a continuing commitment to work together for the good of agriculture, we appreciate the opportunity to partner with the Cattlemen.” The Brackman’s of LAG Industries have partnered with the Beef House to bring a unique opportunity to the highest bidder the chance to put your name or business on a 9” x 48” metal sign. Guidelines include the Custom Metal Art Signs will be on display for a year and will become the buyer’s possession at the end of the year, buyer cannot be a competitor of the MCA Beef House or LAG Industries, and design details will be worked out by the buyer in cooperation with LAG Industries and the Beef House. We will auction the patio entrance/northside sign at each convention with the proceeds to benefit the Missouri Cattlemen Foundation(MCF) whose mission is to promote the educational development of rural youth by aiding injured children, providing farm safety training, leadership programs, and scholarships.

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Our highest bidder at this year’s 2019 convention in Columbia, Missouri was Dr. Curtis & Ann Long, Briarwood Angus Farms of Butler, Missouri. Thank you Dr. Long and crew for your support and excitement you brought to the MCF auction! We will auction the Beef House patio entrance/southside sign opportunity at each MCA Steak Fry held in June. The proceeds will benefit the MCA’s Political Action Committee (PAC) whose purpose is to be involved in the political process by supporting those elected officials who support the beef industry as well as those issues that directly impact the nature of the beef business. So mark your calendar now for June 8, 2019 and be ready to make a bid on this unique opportunity for a Custom Metal Art Sign with your name or business to be displayed June to June at the MCA Beef House Patio Entrance! Did you know that LAG Industries also designed and made MCA Lifetime Members Custom Metal Art Signs? That’s right… 43 Lifetime Members were presented with awesome signs to display on our farms and ranches. A BIG THANKS to Bart & Brenda Brackman, Brad & Nicole Brackman & family and employees for time, energy, talents, and partnership! If you want to know more about LAG Industries, go to lagind.com, LAG Industries on Facebook, or call (660) 347-5413.

Thank you to Briarwood Farms for buying and thank you to LAG Industries for donating the Beef House Patio sign which was auctioned off at the convention.

Thought for the Month: “Roses are red; violets are blue. The steaks on the grill, waiting for you!”


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Consumer Demand for High-Quality Beef is Strong and Growing

Data shows consumer demand for beef at retail up 15 percent in past 5 years Source: NCBA DENVER, Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner. rang true in 2018 as beef prices remained strong and consumers regularly visited the meat case. According to the latest retail sales data from IRI/Freshlook, beef demand is up 15 percent since 2012. Strong consumer beef demand is expected to continue into 2019, with the USDA predicting consumers in the United States will eat 8.9 percent more beef this year than in 2015. Much of beef’s demand is driven by ground beef and loin cuts, which are particularly popular with consumers at the grocery store. Not only are consumers eating more beef, they are also enjoying more high-quality beef. This is due to more cattle in the U.S. herd grading higher than ever before.

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10 years to produce higher-quality beef, and that work is clearly paying off with increased consumer demand,” said Bridget Wasser, Executive Director of Meat Science & Supply Chain Outreach for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. “We’re seeing demand for USDA Choice and Prime beef grow, signaling consumer desire for a higher-quality product. An increase in the size of the U.S. cattle herd paired with a higher-quality beef supply shows the industry is responding.” Beef demand isn’t only strong at retail. Ninety-seven percent of foodservice establishments report having beef on the menu, which has been shown to increase restaurant traffic by 45 percent. From restaurants to retail, consumers clearly want beef on their plates. With beef supply on the upswing and consumer demand increasing, the beef industry is gaining momentum, and this trend looks to show no signs of slowing down in 2019.


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COUNTY NEWS Cedar County The Cedar County Cattlemen met on Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the Ray H. Zumwalt Expo Center in Stockton with 40 members and guests present. The second annual chili-cook off was held with Don Boultinghouse being declared the chili champion for the second year in a row. The business portion of the meeting included highlights of the upcoming Missouri Cattle Industry Trade Show and Convention on January 4-6 in Columbia and the Beef Quality Assurance certification for producers.

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term state director but will stay on the board as a representative. Billy Bruce, completed his term as president and will also stay on the board serving as state director. Kala Kenney will be retiring from serving as treasurer. At the conclusion of the business portion of the meeting, the Kim McGuire, Legacy Farm & Lawn shared information about their products, services and brought some of their equipment to showcase.

Megan Richner recognized Billy Bruce, Tom Bryant and Kala Kenney. These officers will be retiring or changing roles in 2019. Tom Bryant completed his

Kim McGuire, Legacy Farm & Lawn speaks to the members during the December cattlemen’s meeting.

Chili cook-off contestants (left to right) Don Boultinghouse, Patty Burns, Tom Bryant, Nancy Levi, and Tony Koger.

Callaway Livestock Center, Inc. On I-70, 4 miles east of Kingdom City, MO on outer road 573-642-7486

Megan Richner (center) recognized Tom Bryant (left) and Billy Bruce (right) for their service and dedication to the Cedar County Cattlemen’s Association.

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6:00 p.m. Bred Cows and Breeding Bull Sale David Means

John P. Harrison

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David Bell

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Kim McGuire (left) and Don Boultinghouse chat about John Deere Tractors after the cattlemen’s meeting.


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Dallas County First of all, we would like to congratulate Mike Deering, his staff, and the MCA convention committee on another outstanding annual convention. It gets better every year if that is possible. We were glad to have 20 DCCA members and family attend. We also want to congratulate DCCA members State Senator Sandy Crawford and State Representative Jeff Knight for being honored as 2018 Legislators of the Year. We are so proud of both of them! We are so fortunate to have them fighting for agriculture and the beef cattle industry in Jefferson City. Also, huge congrats to our Secretary-Treasurer Lynette Miller. Lynette was honored as the CattleWoman of the Year -- certainly an award very deserved. No one works harder in our organization than Lynette. Congratulations to Polk County Cattlemen on being named Outstanding County Affiliate. Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association was honored be named Runner-Up Outstanding Affiliate behind such a fantastic group as Polk County. DCCA kicked off its 2019 membership meetings on January 8th with 86 members and guests gathering at the O’Bannon Community Center in Buffalo. A delicious tri-tip dinner catered by Amy Knight of Urbana Stockyards was enjoyed by all. We want to thank Amy and Jeff for helping sponsor the meal. Jeff was busy in Jeff City, but Amy and her daughter did a great job feeding us all. We also want to thank Bradley Cattle Company and Thrivent Financial for their sponsorship of the meal.

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Addressing the group after dinner was DCCA President Bobby Stewart who represented Bruce Bradley. Bobby told the group about their cattle operation. He said they stand 100 percent behind the bulls they sell and also offer heifers for sale with their next sale on April 20. Amy invited everyone to her weekly sale at the Urbana Stockyards each Monday at 11:30 a.m.

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Financial Associate Steven Bartels and Financial Consultant Paul Lekar informed attendees about the history and services offered by Thrivent Financial. The company was established in 1902 and is #318 on the Fortune 500 list. Since 2012 it has been named one of the world’s most ethical companies offering all kinds of insurance, IRA’s, medicare supplements, and investment services. The topic of “Keeping the Farm in the Family” was addressed by the two representatives. They both stressed the importance of defining goals and planning for estate management.

Our last speaker for the evening was Sgt. Donald K. Jones of the Missouri State Highway Patrol. Sgt. Jones works with the rural crimes investigative unit. He said he hopes he never has to visit our farms, but he was glad to offer some much needed tips and knowledge about crime prevention and how to protect our farms and homes. Such things as keeping gates locked and avoiding roadside feeding and loading can help deter theft. Animal and equipment identification is especially important. He noted that most property crimes are done because of the use of illegal drugs such as meth. A sad fact is that one person dies every l5 minutes in the U.S. from opioid use. Sgt. Jones addressed the Missouri Castle Doctrine and explained how we can use force in the defense of our persons but not our property. We thank him for such a timely and informative presentation. Our next membership meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Prairie Grove School south of Buffalo. This will be our annual chili dinner and pie auction with all proceeds to benefit our scholarship program. We expect a large turnout as usual and a great time!

Amy Knight and Bobby Stewart visiting before dinner.

Steven Bartels, Thrivent rep, and DCCA President Bobby Stewart

DCCA members Jerry Duff and Pat DeOme talking to Sgt. Donald Jones of the MO State Highway Patrol


Missouri Angus Breeders The #1 State For Angus!

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Dave Gust, Sr. Dave Gust, Jr. Nick Hammett, Commercial Mktg. Mike Lembke • Kevin Lennon

Alan Mead, Owner 573-216-0210

Spring Production Sale March 16

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For your ANGUS Cattle Needs Contact:

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Lafayette County The Lafayette County Cattlemen took part in the 2019 Missouri Cattle Industry Convention January 4-6 at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia. Abigail Oelrich, daughter of Bill and Paula Oelrich from Higginsville was one of seven contestants in the Missouri Beef Queen contest. She participated in both interview and speech contests and attended the Missouri Cattlewomen’s luncheon with her family. Besides attending educational sessions and the trade show, members were also honored at the awards luncheon on Sunday. Kent and Marsha Corbin received an engraved pocket knife for their new member recruitment. John and Kathy Harris and Kent and Marsha Corbin were recognized for their Lifetime Member commitment to MCA. They were presented with personalized farm signs made by LAG Industries.

Lafayette County was well represented at the 2019 MCA convention.

Members attended the Show Me Select Heifer program and County Leadership dinner on Friday evening and enjoyed hearing Governor Mike Parsons address the Saturday night banquet. Five ladies took part in the Cattlewomen’s Paint the Town party on Saturday afternoon. Dates were announced for the Cattlemen at the Capitol days for 2019 and the Summer Steak Fry. These will be forwarded to members.

Following the annual meeting, Missouri Cattlewomen enjoyed a session with Paint the Town from Columbia.

“BREEDING CATTLE THAT THRIVE IN THE REAL FESCUE WORLD” MAPLEWOOD ACRES FARM

with LAMINE VALLEY FARMS “32nd” Annual Bull & Female Sale

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Matt, Jennifer Boatright David & Mariah Boatright Hannah & Zach Shull 660-620-9052 660-826-1880/660-287-1341 maplewoodredangus@gmail.com mboatrig@gmail.com • www.maplewoodacresfarm.com Bob & Susan Felten 660-834-3445/660-621-2083 • refelten@iland.net

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Southwest Missouri Cattlemen If the turnout for the first meeting of the Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s, January 8 meeting was an indication, 2019 should be a great year. The meeting was held at the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center, Mt. Vernon. Eighty-five were in attendance, many of them newcomers. The program was presented by Brant Mettler, Sarcoxie a Dow Chemical representative. Brant reviewed a number of weeds with pictures and shared what products would best control the pests and when the treatment should be made. He also discussed the use of a dry herbicide that could be used with fertilizer for pasture weed control. This seemed to be very popular in certain areas and he expects the use to expand.

Jeff announced that Brooke Mareth, Mt. Vernon and Scynthia Schnake, Stotts City would be going on the various stops for the MCA Young Leaders Conference. The meal was catered by Prime Cut, Monett. Dow and the Southwest Missouri Cattlemen sponsored the supper.

The business meeting was opened by Jeff Kaal, newly elected president. The minutes and treasurer’s report were given by Stephanie Fizette. She also read the auditor’s report which indicated the treasurer’s books were all okay. Jim McCann gave a brief report on the past weekend’s convention in Columbia. He said the Convention was great but attendance from our members was less than usual. The local Cattlemen’s Association was recognized as the Overall County Affiliate in the state. Jim also requested a few cows need to be donated for MO Beef for MO Kids at the Mt. Vernon schools.

A view of Brant and the large crowd.

Eldon Cole, Extension specialist gave dates for several upcoming events such as Beef ReproGene Conference, Nevada, Livestock Forage Conference, Crane, Monett Beef Conference and a meeting to see and smell anhydrous ammonia – treated fescue hay at the Southwest Research Center, Mt. Vernon.

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Douglas / Wright County Cattlemen The Douglas / Wright County Cattlemen’s Association met on Tuesday, January 8, 2019, at 6 p.m. in Mountain Grove, Missouri at Club 60 Steakhouse. The group enjoyed a steak dinner with sides sponsored by Double S - Pro Energy Feeds / Bob Reed. President Ernie Ehlers opened the meeting and brought us up-to-speed with current news, and introduced the speaker. Ernie then asked the blessing before the meal, and the 64 members in attendance enjoyed fellowship

during dinner. After dinner, Bob Reed and business partners of Double S - Pro Energy Feeds gave a presentation on their product. Pasture-gainer is an acid free liquid feed containing probiotic aqua-zyme plus that helps stretch forage, whether hay, silage, pasture, or a combination of all three. At customer request, the mixture will contain diatomaceous earth, which has been labeled organic, and may help as a dewormer, as well as aid in control of the fly population. Double S - Pro Energy Feeds offers the following products: Pasture-Gainer, Dairy Blend, Initiator, and Calf Booster. Bob stressed that feeding your soil is as important as feeding your cattle; Double S - Pro Energy Feeds also provides High Brix products. High Brix products can be mixed with most herbicides, pesticides, humates, or micronutrient applications as an economical and cost-efficient approach to raising high yield crops. More information can be found at: www. HighBrixAg.com; plants are located in Missouri, Illinois and Oklahoma. The Douglas / Wright County group will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at 6 p.m. at Club 60 Steakhouse in Mountain Grove, Missouri. Randy Schilling of Boehringer / Ingelheim will be sponsoring and speaking at the meeting. Cattlemen in the area are always welcome to attend.

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The Double S - Pro Energy Feeds team speaking on liquid feed supplements at the January Douglas / Wright County Meeting.

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The Bates County Cattlemen ended 2018 with a holiday potluck and time of reflection. We had a wonderful year and were fortunate enough to contribute to our communities multiple times throughout the year. Some of our contributions included providing two scholarships to high school seniors, donating and cooking meat for multiple activities, benefits and community events, sponsoring programs such as Coats for Kids and Relay for Life, and much, much more. The Bates County Cattlemen are proud to support the local communities and give back through beef promotion. The December meeting kicked off with Mike Moore receiving his plaque for Cattleman of the Year. Mike wasn’t able to attend the annual meeting, where the awards are presented due to traveling as a cook for Operation BBQ Relief. This organization provides hot barbecue meals to victims and volunteers during times of natural disasters. Mike shared about his recent trips to North Carolina and Florida, where he helped served thousands of meals.


Members discussed upcoming cooking events, including the Ballard PTO Cattleman’s Dinner and the Butler Community Café. The PTO dinner is a fundraiser for the Ballard school, providing money to cover field trips and teacher’s supply needs. In 2018, the group started helping at the community café, which provides free meals to those in need. This year, we will help serve in May and September at the First Baptist Church in Butler.

We are in the process of creating a Facebook page for the group and look forward to interacting with consumers and producers throughout the area.

One of the fun events of the year occurred in May to promote “Beef Month.” The group provided free burgers at the Family Center parking lot and took freewill donations, which accounted to several hundred dollars that we gave back to area non-profits. Through the sponsorship of Thrivent Financial, we repeated the event in October, this time collecting over $400. The group voted to give the money back to the Butler Ministerial Alliance and Bates County Food Pantry.

Ivan entertained discussion about options to make the annual meeting a bigger attraction. The group is considering ways to involve young people and FFA chapters more in the future.

The January meeting was held at the Flaming Lantern in Butler. Ivan Fischer began by announcing Austin Black’s acceptance into the Missouri Cattleman’s Leadership College. This year-long program is designed to equip the next generation of leadership through training and industry involvement. Ivan made note of upcoming dates throughout the year and gave a report on the state convention.

David Warfield reported progress with the Mo Beef for Mo Kids program. He said the Butler school was ready for a cow to be donated and Powell’s Meat Processing had already scheduled a date so he is looking for someone to donate.

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Henry County What a busy last few months. By the time all the cattle are fed, it’s time to start over. We have managed to have a few meetings, which were good chances to get together and complain about the weather and how much hay our cattle are consuming. We are extremely thankful for our sponsors. In a small community, they more than do their share of helping us. Golden Valley Tractor sponsored a very informative meeting this fall. Windsor Elevator and Rick’s Tires. Our Grill Team kept quite busy the past several months. One of their main activities was donating and grilling for the Windsor FFA Labor Auction. They were assisted by Leroy Hetherington and David Hutcherson from the County Pork Producers.

State Representative Rodger Reedy, Amy Taylor Ed Roth, Johnny and Mary Helen Antwiller.

One of their favorite yearly events is donating and grilling 300 hamburgers for the Harry S. Truman Veterans Home in Warensburg. They always enjoy visiting with the veterans after they finish cooking.

Grilling for the FFA Auction are Tony Trolinger, Leroy Hetherington, Riley Ferguson, Ben Hill, and David Hutcherson.

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Grilling at the Veterans Home are Tony Trolinger, Bob Trolinger, David Micke, Marylyn Lesmeister and Gene Reed.

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On the Edge of

Common Sense with Baxter Black Cowboy Cartoonists In my life there are people with talents I admire: horse trainers, good ropers, cattle traders, backyard mechanics, welders, guitar players. A.I. technicians, farriers, purebred breeders and rough stock riders, for instance. I’ve resigned myself to the fact that you can’t be good at everything, so, even though I admire these talents I don’t envy them.

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catastrophes that they spread across a slice-of-bread-size scene like bumpy blackberry jam. I admit to secretly draggin’ out quill and ink in the dark of night in an attempt to imitate them. I’ve been doing it since the 3rd grade and even today my drawings looks like a 3rd grader did it. My cows all have heads like a garden rake. My horses look like scaffolding. My cowboys look like smiley faces with gorilla arms and Bozo the Clown feet.


I’m constantly amazed that these agriculturally afflicted cartoonists can give their animals expressions-surprise, confusion, malice, boredom, contentment, intelligence and pshaw. They make it look simple. Usually black and white line drawings that we see in all our cowboy magazines and ag trade papers. But it ain’t simple. It is one thing to be able to draw funny. But then these cartoonists put a caption to the drawing that ties the bow on the package. Short, simple and funny. I try and write funny columns but it takes me 2 lead pencils and a yellow pad to say what they condense into one line. I’ve always felt it is the truth in humor that makes it funny. If you can see yourself in the cartoon, you can relate. It also shows that the cartoonist has to have “been there”. From Ace Reid to the kid in the back of class drawing cartoons during algebra class, they continue to draw snapshots of our lives as we muck and stumble our way through the livestock business. God love’em, it’s like they keep sendin’ us pictures every week for our family albums.

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Checkoff-Funded BQA Program’s Online Certification Option Reaches Major Milestone Source: NCBA

While in-person training is still available through numerous sessions conducted by in-state BQA coordinators throughout the country, online certification provides a chance for certification at any time. Three courses are available (cow/calf, stocker/backgrounder and feedyard) to deliver a program that most closely aligns with the individual’s operation. The certifications are also available in Spanish.

CENTENNIAL, CO ( Jan. 14, 2019) – More than 50,000 cattle producers have been certified through the Beef Quality Assurance program’s new online learning system since it was first offered in February 2017. Throughout the country hundreds of thousands have now become BQA-certified through in-person and online training, with an estimated 80 percent of the U.S. fed beef supply now touched by BQA-certified operations.

“Beef producers recognize that quality is everyone’s responsibility, but many don’t have the opportunity to attend in-person training,” according to Bob Smith, The beef checkoff-funded BQA program is a nationally DVM, chair of the BQA Advisory Board. “These coordinated, state implemented program that provides producers still want to assure that practices on their systematic information to U.S. beef producers and beef operations are conducted under BQA-qualified consumers of how commonsense husbandry techniques standards. While in-person training provides important can be coupled with accepted scientific knowledge 21st Annual knowledge Performance-Tested and useful cattle handling and husbandry to raise cattle under optimum management and skills, the online BQA program is a valuable option that environmental conditions. BQA guidelines are designed can deliver critical information and training anytime to make certain all beef consumers can take pride in and anywhere.” what they purchase – and can trust and have confidence in the entire beef industry. information on completing training, ComplimentaryForLunch Served at Noon online • SaleBQA 1:00 p.m. go to https://www.bqa.org/certification. For more Online BQA training provides 24/7 access to the information on the BQA program, contact DeCoite at program through a series of videos and animation.Selling: 70 cdecoite@beef.org. Fall & Spring Yearling Bulls

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Angus Bull & Female Sale Sunday, March 18th, 2018 St. Joseph Stockyards • St. Joseph, MO 20 Cow/Calf Pairs • 25 Bred & Open Heifers

April Valley Farms • Sunday, March 17, 2019 AVF EMBLAZON 1097 – 22nd Annual Performance-Tested Angus Bull & Female Sale He sells.

St. Joseph Stockyards, St. Joseph, MO

Sire: LD Emblazon 999 Dam’s sire: SAV Bismarck 5682 CED +9, BW +1.5, WW +63, YW +110, Milk +19, MB I+.31, RE I+.50

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SELLING: 70 Fall and Spring Yearling Bulls, 20 Cow/Calf Pairs, 25 Bred & Open Heifers

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List of sires represented: He sells. SAV Sensation 5615 • SAV ResourceSire: 1441SAV Resource 1441 SAV Cutting Edge 4857 • Coleman CharloDam’s 0256 sire: SAV Angus Valley 1867 LD Emblazon 999 • SMA Watchout 482 CED -1, BW +3.4, WW +65, CTS Remedy 1T01 and more.

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For your free reference sale booklet, contact anyone in the office of the Sale Manager, TOM BURKE, KURT SCHAFF, JEREMY HAAG, AMERICAN ANGUS HALL OF FAME, at the WORLD ANGUS HEADQUARTERS, PO Box 660, Smithville, MO 64089-0660. Phone: (816) 532-0811. Fax: (816) 532-0851. E-Mail: angushall@angushall.com

YW +122, Milk +21, MB +.27, RE +.65

AVF SENSATION 1667 – He sells. Sire: SAV Sensation 5615

Edmund J Theis, Jr. • Mark Theis Larry Theis • Jerry Theis 18432 Mt. Olivet Road Leavenworth, KS 66048 www.aprilvalleyfarms.com

Jerry (913) 683-0775 Larry (913) 775-2130 Edmund (913) 682-4376 Fax (913) 682-8978 e-mail: avfarms@dishmail.net

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Scherder Farms Receives Missouri Leopold Conservation Award Source: Missouri Farmers Care OSAGE BEACH, Mo. - Scherder Farms of Frankford has been selected as the recipient of the 2018 Missouri Leopold Conservation Award®. The prestigious award honors Missouri farmers’ achievement in voluntary stewardship and natural resources management. Scherder Farms consists of 3,500 acres in the Peno Creek watershed. John and Sandy Scherder farm with their daughter, Holly Delgman, and son-in-law, Curtis Delgman, growing corn, soybeans, wheat, hay, and beef cattle. The family implements conservation practices including cover crops, innovative seeding methods and crop rotations to preserve wildlife habitat, promote soil health and reduce erosion. Other conservation practices include constructing grass waterways, terraces, and sediment basin structures. “We are honored at Scherder Farms to be nominated and to receive this very prestigious Leopold Conservation Award,” said John Scherder. “However, the soil conservation practices we have implemented on

our farms were not done for money or recognition, but rather to conserve and improve the land we have been using for the past 40 years and to leave it better than we found it. Our hope is that it can be sustainably used by future generations with the practices put in place by this generation.” “We congratulate the Scherder family on receiving this distinguished award in recognition of their exemplary stewardship efforts,” notes MFC Chairman Gary Marshall. “John and Sandy are firmly committed to preserving and improving the land and water for future generations. Missouri Farmers Care is proud to showcase their achievements and continue working alongside our partners to promote the innovative conservation practices being implemented by today’s farmers.” The Leopold Conservation Award recognizes and celebrates extraordinary achievement in voluntary conservation by private landowners. The Sand County Foundation created the award in honor of renowned conservationist Aldo Leopold to inspire American

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landowners by recognizing exceptional farmers, ranchers and foresters. The award is given in 14 states.

Leaders Network developed by the Fishers and Farmers Partnership in 2016.

In Missouri, the award is presented annually by Sand County Foundation, Missouri Farmers Care (MFC), the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council and the USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS). John and Sandy Scherder were honored Jan. 10 with the $10,000 award and commemorative crystal statue at the Missouri Governor’s Conference on Agriculture.

“John shows his commitment to the land on his farm and his passion for innovation in his service to his fellow farmers,” said Robert Alpers, a farmer from Prairie Home and chairman of the Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council. “It is outstanding to see his hard work and positive examples recognized as a Leopold Award recipient.”

“There is no better example of how to utilize natural resources to make a living and also improve them for future use,” said J.R. Flores, NRCS State Conservationist. “The Scherders’ conservation ethic is exemplary. They offer proof that we can live in harmony with the land.”

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In addition to the on-farm improvements, the Scherders helped develop the Peno Creek Cooperative Partnership. The goal of this farmer-led watershed initiative is to inform other farmers and landowners on the importance of cover crops, rotational grazing systems and agricultural conservation practices. As a result, 42 landowners planted more than 2,000 additional acres of cover crops. John and Sandy also represented Missouri in the five-state Watershed

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Among the many outstanding Missouri landowners nominated for the 2018 award were finalists: Brinker Farms of Auxvasse, and Haubein Farms of Lockwood. Uptown Farms of Laclede received the first Leopold Conservation Award presented in Missouri in 2017. The Leopold Conservation Award Program in Missouri is made possible thanks to the generous support of Missouri Farmers Care, Missouri Soybean Association, Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council, USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Corn Merchandising Council, Missouri Department of Conservation, MFA, Inc., Missouri Soil and Water Conservation Program, Association of Missouri Electric Cooperatives, The Nature Conservancy in Missouri, and the Missouri Association of Soil and Water Conservation Districts.


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A Calm Dose of Facts Peppered with Humor Is the Best Recipe for Successful Communication Source: Deb Norton, Cogent Ideas Inc. In an era where division is more common than cooperation, a calming voice of reason peppered with a little humor may be just what the doctor ordered. Michelle Miller, a.k.a. “The Farm Babe”, hosted by Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus, will join us for an evening of conversation, Sunday, March 17, 2019, 6 p.m., at the Ella Maxwell Center for Performing Arts, 800 W. Ashland, Nevada, Missouri. Michelle Miller, a.k.a. “The Farm Babe,” is an Iowabased farmer, public speaker, and writer, who works on the family farm consisting of row crops, beef cattle, and sheep. Michelle believes education and humor are key in bridging the gap between farmers and consumers. Critical of those that marginalize farmers and farming, she has been a powerful voice for agriculture and associated technologies. Michelle has been featured in Forbes as one of the most reputable and followed farmers on social media and is a weekly columnist at AGDAILY.com.

Michelle Miller, a.k.a. “The Farm Babe,”

This “city girl”, turned passionate advocate for agriculture, states, “So why do I advocate for agriculture? I want to give farmers a bigger voice. I want consumers to learn from those of us who actually produce the food they eat and the clothes on their backs. I don’t want people to fear their food. Our industry is amazing. Technology allows livestock to be more comfortable than ever before, we have never been better environmental stewards and we are able to grow more crops on less land while using fewer inputs. The list goes on. So, the next time you hear or read something that sounds scary or questionable, it’s okay to examine the source. Has the author ever been a farmer? What is their background? Do they live in a big city and are they trying to sell you something? Think critically and go visit these farms for yourself! Track down a real farmer. See if you can go on a tour, connect with your local Farm Bureau. We go to our mechanic for car advice, our lawyers for legal advice, doesn’t it make sense to talk to farmers about farming?” The Sunday evening event, hosted by the Kenny and Janyce Hinkle family, precedes the Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus annual spring production sale. “We are passionate about educating and communicating progress being made every day in the beef business. While we focus on our day jobs of producing better beef, we are extremely fortunate to have engaged ‘agvocates’ willing to move to the front lines of communication with thoughtful, accurate and intelligent debate,” Hinkle said. The public is invited to attend Sunday, March 17 at 6 p.m.

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2019 Spring Forage Conference Has Moved to a New Location Source: Spring Forage Conference Committee The Southwest Missouri Spring Forage Conference is moving to a new location in 2019. The 35th annual event will be held Tues., Feb. 26, 2019, at the Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave., in Springfield, Missouri.

This year’s keynote speaker will be Pat Keyser from the University of Tennessee. Keyser is a professor and director of UT’s Center for Native Grasslands Management. He will address native warm season grasses. The conference will also feature several breakout sessions throughout the day. Topics include: strategies for managing farm and ranch depreciation; intercropping summer annuals; retained ownership; basics of management intensive grazing; mitigation of fescue endophyte; proper stocking rates; fertilizing for crop removal rates; toxic plants; preparing for drought; economics of renovation; and forage sustainability with soil types.

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A large trade show will also be held in conjunction with the conference. Agricultural businesses and organizations will have exhibits and representatives available to discuss their products and services. If interested in becoming an exhibitor or sponsor, contact Nathan Witt at 417-451-1007 ext.3.

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Conference registration begins at 8 a.m., with sessions running from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. A banquet luncheon is included with the registration. The cost is $35 per person in advance or $45 at the door. To pre-register (by Feb. 15) or to get more information, contact the Laclede County SWCD office at 417-532-6305, ext.101. Participants can find more information about the conference and register online at www.springforageconference. com.


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Biosecurity Workshops set Across State for Livestock Producers Source: University of Missouri Extension COLUMBIA, Mo. – Free biosecurity workshops across Missouri will discuss emerging livestock diseases and how to manage them. “Preventing and Responding to Disease Outbreak” is offered in March in Versailles, Springfield, Jackson, Kirksville and St. Joseph. The workshops are designed to help beef, dairy and hog producers and veterinarians,

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says Teng Lim, University of Missouri Extension specialist in agricultural engineering. Attendees will benefit from reviews of biosecurity protocols and the experience of speakers on a range of topics, including quarantine, mass mortality management, indemnity and economics. They will learn of foot-and-mouth disease and the spread of African swine fever in China, says Lim. While U.S. agricultural officials have not documented any cases of ASF in the U.S. to date, the disease spreads quickly from pig to pig through direct secretions, contaminated objects and ticks. No vaccine exists to control the disease, which does not affect humans. Speakers include representatives from the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, Missouri Department of Agriculture, USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), and MU. They will discuss protocols to prevent and control disease, regulations, written biosecurity plans, how to train employees, and what to do when there is an outbreak. The workshop runs 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at these locations: March 6, Hunter Civic Center, Versailles. March 8, Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, Springfield. March 13, MU Extension Center in Cape Girardeau County, Jackson. March 15, Missouri Department of Conservation Northeast Regional Office, Kirksville. March 18, Missouri Western State University, Leah Spratt Hall, St. Joseph. This course has been approved for four hours of veterinary continuing education.

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Register before Feb. 27 to receive lunch, workshop materials and a free USB flash drive loaded with biosecurity information. For more information, contact Kristi Perry at perrykk@missouri.edu. There is a downloadable registration form at faculty.missouri.edu/ limt/BiosecurityFlyer2019.pdf.

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Event sponsors: MU Extension, Missouri Department of Agriculture, Missouri Department of Natural Resources, North Central Extension Risk Management Education, MU Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory, U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and USDA APHIS Veterinary Services.


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When You Can’t Afford Not to Use a Mineral Program Source: BioZyme (SAINT JOSEPH, Mo., Jan. 15, 2019) With the ringing in of a new year and the ups and downs of the cattle cycle, it’s reassuring to have a tool in the cattle feeding business that will help decrease costs and minimize health risks to calves during one of the most stressful times of their lives. With three simple steps and just pennies per day, cattle feeders can take a proactive approach to keeping their calves healthy while helping them increase their profit potential.

The VitaFerm® Gain Smart® Stocker Program is a three-step approach to keeping calves healthy and putting on pounds efficiently and economically while getting maximum benefit from forages. The first two steps feature Vita Charge® products that help promote feed and water intake and help boost the immune system during the first 14 days of receiving or weaning your calves. Step one includes Vita Charge Cattle Drench, which is administered within 48-hours of arrival. Then, the Vita Charge Stress Tubs should be put with calves for up to two weeks. Step three offers feeders one of four mineral options for calves to receive supplementation for at least 45 to 100 days. All three products are effective because of the Amaferm® advantage. Amaferm is a precision-based prebiotic designed to enhance digestibility by amplifying nutrient supply for maximum performance. It is research-proven to promote calf health and vigor and stimulate digestion and nutrient absorption of forage for optimum gain. Therefore, producers should see cost savings on their feed due to increased intake and absorption that comes from using the Gain Smart minerals. “The main focus of the stocker/backgrounder phase is to take advantage of the cheapest feedstuffs we have available to us,” said Lindsey Grimes-Hall, Nutrition & Field Sales Support for BioZyme® Inc. “On a mineral program like Gain Smart, those cattle are more efficient on those forages, so they are going to produce more on what they are eating. Years like we are just wrapping up, where forage quality isn’t so good, feeders will get more out of their feed. Or, during a good year, the Amaferm in the Gain Smart will make those pastures last longer.” In addition to the savings in feed for the calves, perhaps the most important savings for the feeder will come in terms of health status of those cattle. Potential for savings exists in time and labor of treating the calves in

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addition to the medicines needed to treat sickness. Since up to 70-percent of immune cells are found within the digestive tract, it is vital to keep the gut healthy. If the gut is healthy, animals will be in better overall health and be able to better withstand any health challenges that come their way. “Antibiotics are known to kill the bad bugs, but consequently they kill the good bugs too. A product like Amaferm helps those good bugs get reestablished faster so an animal doesn’t miss a beat. Amaferm also helps enhance the impact in the digestive system if you must administer an antibiotic to treat a sick animal,” GrimesHall said.

Schlager Angus Annual Production Sale 6:30 PM • Friday, March 8, 2019 at F& T Livestock Market, Palmyra, MO

Selling: Two-Year-Old Bulls • Fall and Spring Yearling Bulls Cow/Calf Pairs • Bred and Open Heifers Celebrating 49 Years of Angus Breeding

JSS HOOVER DAM 1781 – He sells. Sire: Hoover Dam Maternal grandsire: JSS Upward 1231

JSS MISS ELBA 1709 – She sells with a calf at side. Sire: Musgrave Invision, Maternal grandsire: Connealy Capitalist 028

Featured sires: Hoover Dam, Janssen Ponderosa 5022, Coleman Charlo 0256, Plattemere Weigh Up K360, SAC Conversation, PVF Insight 0129, Barstow Bankroll B73, Musgrave Invision, JSS Upward 1231, KCF Bennett Fortress, HA Cowboy Up 5405, Connealy Armory, LD Capitalist 028, CTS Remedy 1T01, Deer Valley Old Hickory, Vin-Mar Johnny Cash 3513 and more.

Schlager Angus • Jim & Sharon Schlager 27583 200th Street • Canton, MO 63435 (660) 341-7024 • schlager@marktwain.net

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If you are not spending money treating sick calves and those calves are gaining more efficiently, just how much money are you making by being in the Gain Smart program? Research proves that cattle on Amaferm gain an additional .25 pounds per day, if you feed them 100 days, that is an additional 25 pounds of gain, and at current market value of $1.42/pound for 750-800 pound calves, that is an added value of $35.50 per calf. That doesn’t take into account the added health savings generated by Gain Smart of fail-out reductions from natural or value-added programs. “With Gain Smart minerals with the Amaferm advantage, a stocker can accomplish many goals at once. They will stimulate gain since they are stimulating the calf’s rumen function. Healthy calves are more stressfree, which impacts immunity, and in the end, the stocker or backgrounder should see a significant return on his or her investment,” Grimes-Hall said. Yes, keeping your calves healthy and gaining is definitely worth the investment, especially if you want to market them in one of the many antibiotic-free or natural programs. Healthy calves putting on efficient pounds make dollars and sense. To learn more about the Gain Smart program, visit www.vitaferm.com. You can’t afford not to.

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Open To The Public…

Come and have fun to benefit… MCF Scholarships • Farm Safety Programs Disabled Children 2019 Cattlemen’s Roundup Saturday Evening, March 16, 2019

Timber Ridge Event Center 14618 State Hwy K Amazonia, Missouri 64421

For more information contact: Andrea Fischer (816) 390-6115 or Matt Fischer (816) 383-0630

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“A Night on the Town” 4:30-6:00 Cattlemen’s Social Get together and fellowship 6:00 Steak Fry • Auction of donated items to support the Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation $50.00/Couple $30.00/Individuals

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Missouri Middle School Students Receive Ag Curriculum Source: FCS Financial JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., January 3, 2019 - “Exploring Agriculture: A World of Opportunities” is a new curriculum coming in 2019 for middle school students in Missouri. Funding for the curriculum was provided by FCS Financial to help teachers prepare students for advanced level ag studies and ag professions. Agriculture programs in Missouri middle schools is growing with 29 programs added in 2016-17, which is up from an average of 6 new programs per year for the last 10 years. Additionally, enrollment is growing. Since the development of the original curriculum in 1991, there has been a 450 percent growth in total number of enrollments. Average enrollment growth has been 3 percent for the past 10 years and is expected to continue. “In today’s world we know that early exploration of career opportunities can be key to a student’s success as they progress through their formal education into a career,” says Leon Busdieker, Director of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources at Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. “The new FCS sponsored Exploring Agriculture curriculum will provide agriculture teachers across the state with a much sought after tool needed to help their students develop a solid understanding of today’s ag industry and its career opportunities.” With materials last revised in 2000, changing demographics without direct connection to agriculture in many areas, a growing demand for ag employees and

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a shortage of ag teachers, the need for a high-quality, turn-key curriculum was obvious. Developed by Vivayic, a learning solutions company, with a committee of educators and industry representatives, the lessons reflect modern agriculture and teaching practices. “FCS Financial is dedicated to serving agriculture and rural communities,” says David Janish, FCS Financial CEO. “Inaccurate perceptions about ag production as well as the need for a growing workforce in agrelated careers can be improved by providing a quality education to all students. Beginning these classes in middle school provides a strong foundation to build on.” Instructors are able to pick and choose from six modules each lasting nine weeks. Modules may be selected to provide quarter, semester or year-long exploratory ag classes. The modules include animal science, plant science, food science, natural resources, ag systems and agribusiness. “Middle school agriculture classes is an important component of agriculture education that often gets over looked. This new curriculum will offer more hands on activities to get middle school students excited about agriculture and the opportunities it offers,” says Amanda Sullivan, Montgomery Co. R-II Agriculture Instructor. “I plan on using this curriculum in my 8th grade agriculture education class to help create more hands on critical thinking activities and lessons.” In 2014, FCS Financial sponsored the new ag curriculum for Missouri high schools. The new sixth through eighth grade modules build upon that existing infrastructure. The curriculum is web-based and integrated with school technology using Google classrooms, Canvas and Blackboard. Online delivery of the materials allows for targeted updates and expansion. Instructors can access the materials free on the Missouri FFA Association website.

Ron McBee 221 State Hwy H Fayette, MO 65248 (573) 228-2517 E-mail: mcbcattle@aol.com Website: McBeeCattleCompany.com

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GWS 10’ Hook Together Feed Bunks Source: Advertorial - Greens Welding and Sales GWS, Green’s Welding and Sales, all steel construction 10’ feed bunk has long been a standard in the industry. A great new added feature is over lapping ends that allow bunks to be bolted together. The bunks are ideal for easily feeding large or small herds of livestock. GWS bunks make great single bunks or work very well for inline feeding. Bunks are 14-gauge steel with heavy duty

Kingsville Livestock Auction Kingsville, Missouri Hwy. 58 • 45 Miles SE of Kansas City, MO

Special Cow/Bull & Cow/Calf Sale Saturday, February 16th • 11:00 a.m. Cattle Sale Every Tuesday 10:00 a.m. For information call Rick or Jeremy Anstine

816-597-3331 or 816-732-6070

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legs. Industrial enamel grade paint provides heavy duty protection. The 10’ feed bunk weighs approximately 150 pounds, so they are heavy enough to stand up to livestock but light enough to move. Another important feature is drain holes in all four corners. GWS continues to build quality products while trying to maintain reasonable prices for farmers and cattlemen. Other bunk models include 20’ stationary bunks and 20’ portable bunks. For more information or to find a dealer near you, call Green’s Welding and Sales at 660-4765598 or visit greenswelding.com.


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SALE REPORTS Family Values Charolais Sale 11.3.18 – Hermann, MO 19 Bred Heifers............................................. Avg. $3,295 7 Cow/Calf Pairs........................................... Avg. $3,300 2 Cow/Calf Splits.......................................... Avg. $4,275 20 Bred Cows................................................ Avg. $2,840 4 Open Heifers.............................................. Avg. $1,450 ½ Interest Herd Sire...................................... Avg. $5,500 Fall Harvest – Shoal Creek Land & Cattle 11.3.18 – Springfield, MO 14 Bred Females............................................ Avg. $2,193 17 Cow/Calf Pairs......................................... Avg. $2,488 11 Open Heifers............................................ Avg. $1,755 1 Straw of Semen............................................. Avg. $450 2 2-Year Old Bulls......................................... Avg. $2,025 9 Yearling Bulls............................................. Avg. $1,894

Show-Me Polled Hereford Classic 11.17.18 - Windsor, MO 5 Bulls............................................................ Avg. $2,900 78 Females..................................................... Avg. $3,038 3 Embryos........................................................ Avg. $400 Jamison Herefords 11.30.18 - Quinter, KS 55 Registered Bred Heifers........................... Avg. $2,180 10 Comm. Bred Heifers................................ Avg. $1,700 75 Comm. BWF Bred Heifers....................... Avg. $1,613 10 Comm. RWF Bred Heifers...................... Avg. $1,600 3 Max Mann Cows....................................... Avg. $1,500

WINDSOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION “FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1983”

Sales Every Wednesday @ Noon Jake Drenon 660-441-7716

Blake Drenon Rodney Drenon 660-351-4887 660-890-4898

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SALE CALENDAR February 2 Loonan Stock Farm Sale, Corning, IA February 4-9 Sydenstricker Implement Customer Appreciation Days, All Locations February 5 Hoover Angus Production Sale, Creston, IA February 9 J&N Black Hereford Sale, Leavenworth, KS February 9 Crooked Creek Angus Sale, Clarinda, IA February 10-17 Iowa Beef Expo, Des Moines, IA February 15 Galaxy Beef Sale (part 1), Macon, MO February 15 Cow Camp Ranch Sale, Lost Springs, KS February 16 Byergo Angus Sale, Savannah, MO February 16 Genetic Blend Bull Sale, Joplin, MO February 18 Ade Polled Herefords Presidents Day Sale, MBCSept2014c.qxp_Layout 1 9/24/14 9:59 AM Page 62 Amsterdam, MO February 22 Jamison Hereford Bull Sale, Quinter, KS February 23 Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale, Kingsville, MO February 23 Triple T Black Hereford Sale, Bowling Green, KY February 23 Post Rock Cattle Co. Cowman’s Kind Sale, Barnard, KS February 24 62nd Missouri Angus Breeders Futurity Sale, Columbia, MO March 1 Express Ranches Spring Bull Sale, Yukon, OK March 2 Mead Farms Spring Sale, Versailles, MO March 2 Peterson Farms Bull Sale, Mountain Grove, MO March 2 Seedstock Plus Arkansas Bull & Female Sale, Hope, AR March 2 Hilltop Farms Bull and Female Sale, JRS, Carthage, MO March 2 4 Brands Gathering Sale, Paragould, AR

Buffalo Livestock Market 1 mile west on Hwy 32 • Buffalo, MO 65622 Barn: 417-345-8122

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• Selling 1200 to 1700 head Farm Fresh Cattle weekly • Special Stock Cow and Bull Sale 3rd Tuesday night of each month at 6:30 p.m. • Pre-Vac Feeder Calf Sales 2nd Saturday of every month in conjunction with Regular Sale (Pfizer Pre-Vac, BLM Pre-Vac, Bayer Program, Mo Quality Assurance. LMA-Vac and MFA Health Track)

Order Buying Service Available

Owners… Lyle Caselman Leon Caselman Howard Miller 417-345-7876 H 417-345-4514 H 417-345-8612 H 417-533-2944 cell 417-588-6185 cell

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Schlager Angus Production Sale, Palmyra, MO Valley Oaks Spring Sale, Lone Jack, MO Wright Charolais Bull Sale, Kearney, MO Express Honor Roll Sale, Yukon, OK Flickerwood Angus LLC Sale, Jackson, MO Galaxy Beef Sale (part 2), Macon, MO Heart of the Ozarks Angus Sale, West Plains, MO Seedstock Plus Red Reward Bull & Female Sale, Osceola, MO REDStock Sale, Chillicothe, MO Jac’s Ranch Spring Bull and Female Sale, Bentonville, AR Genetic Power Gelbvieh and Balancer Sale, Springfield, MO Sampson Annual Bull Sale, Kirksville, MO Lilac Hill Polled Hereford Dispersal Sale, Boonville, MO Cooper Hereford Ranch Sale, Willow Creek, MT Stucky Ranch Annual Production Sale, Kingman, KS BJ Angus Genetics Spring Sale, Manhattan, KS Marshall & Fenner Farms Sale, Marshall, MO MBS Charolais Bull Sale, Bowling Green, MO THM Land & Cattle Sale, Vienna, MO Circle A Spring Production Sale, Iberia, MO Pinegar Annual Herdbuilder XXV Sale, Springfield, MO Falling Timber Farm Sale, Marthasville, MO Aschermann Charolais Bull Sale, Carthage, MO Brinkley Angus Ranch Sale, Green City, MO Mississippi Valley Angus Sale, Palmyra, MO Briarwood Angus Annual Production Sale, Butler, MO April Valley Bull and Female Sale, St. Joseph, MO Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus Sale, Nevada, MO K.W. Cattle Co. Sale, Ft. Scott, KS Stevens Land & Cattle Co. Sale, Carmen, OK Benoit Angus Ranch Sale, Esbon, KS


MBC Classified The MBC Classified column appears monthly. Classified advertising is only 50¢ a word. Send your check with your ad to Missouri Beef Cattleman, 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, #100, Columbia, Mo 65201. Deadline 10th of month before an issue.

“REESE” DISC MOWERS, CADDY V-RAKES, “REESE” TUBE-LINE BALE WRAPPER, AITCHISON DRILLS, SELF-UNLOADING HAY TRAILERS, HEAVY DUTY BALE AND MINERAL FEEDERS, FEED BUNKS, BALE SPIKES, CONTINUOUS FENCING, COMPLETE CORRAL SYSTEMS, INSTALLATION AVAILABLE: Tigerco Distributing Co. 660645-2212, 800-432-4020 or www.tigercoinc.com. SUPERIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION Video Sale Via Satellite. Your area representative is Bob Walker, 417-777-0949. BLACK SIMMENTAL BULLS SINCE 1993: Calving Ease, Attractive, Athletic, Sound Footed and Docile. We Deliver. Mike Williams, Higginsville, 816-797-5450 STEEL OIL FIELD PIPE AND SUCKER RODS. Call 573-578-2687 or 573-422-3735. COVERED MINERAL BUNKS: CCA treated wood bunks work well with salt or other mineral mix. Built is six sizes 6’ - 16’, at Sentinel Industries. Ashland, MO. Phone: 573-657-2164. PUREBRED CHAROLAIS BULLS: Good Selection, Serviceable Age, Reasonable Price. Carl Speight. Dadeville, MO. 417-995-3120 or 417-298-7307. RED ANGUS BRED HEIFERS Consistent Uniform Load Lots Top Commercial Replacements Quality! In Volume! Proven Development Program. Contact Verl Brorsen, Perry, OK 580-336-4148 View heifers via www.bluestemcattle.com

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March 23 Worthington Angus Sale, Dadeville, MO March 23 Maplewood Acres Sale, Sedalia, MO March 23 Arkansas Bull and Female Sale, Heber Springs, AR March 23 Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale, Carthage, MO March 23 Ozark & HOA Beefmaster Field Day, Lowry City, MO March 24 C/S Cattle Sale, Pomona, MO March 25 SW MO Performance Tested Bull Sale, Springfield, MO March 30 Harriman Santa Fe Sale, Windsor, MO March 31 Gast Charolais and Bradley Cattle Co. Sale, Springfield,MO April 1 Brockmere Farms Inc. Sale, New Cambria, MO April 4 Hunter Angus Sale Fair Grove, MO April 5 Meyer Cattle Co. Sale Curryville, MO April 6 Four State Angus Association Sale Springfield, MO April 9 Sydenstricker Genetic Influence Sale New Cambria, MO April 12 Gerloff Enhanced Female Sale, Cuba, MO April 13 Frank/Hazelrigg Cattle Co. Open House Sale Fulton, MO April 13 Howard County Angus Association Sale Fayette, MO April 13 Ozark & HOA Beefmaster Sale, Springfield, MO April 20 McBee Selection Day Sale, Fayette MO April 20 East Central Missouri Angus Association Sale, Cuba, MO April 23 Renaissance Sale, Strafford, MO April 27 8th Annual Highland Sale, Lebanon, MO May 11 Mead Angus Farms Spring Female Sale, Versailles, MO

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Advertiser Index

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4-Brands Angus Sale............................................................. 89 A-1 Cattle Feeders.................................................................. 84 Ade Polled Hereford Sale.......................................................91 ADM.......................................................................................31 AgriLabs Vet Gun ................................................................. 63 American Angus Association.................................................73 April Valley Angus Sale......................................................... 64 Benoit Angus Ranch...............................................................81 BIVI Triangle.........................................................................21 BJ Angus Sale........................................................................ 79 BQA....................................................................................... 92 Buffalo Livestock Market..................................................... 104 Callaway Livestock Center Inc...............................................52 Central Missouri Sales Co..................................................... 84 Circle 5 Cattle Co.................................................................. 90 Circle A Angus Ranch..................................................... 35, 55 Classified...............................................................................105 Clearwater Farm.................................................................... 55 Cooper Hereford Ranch Sale.................................................77 Cow Camp Ranch Sale..........................................................71 Cowboys at the Capitol...........................................................12 Eastern Missouri Commission Company............................. 23 Express Ranches Sale...........................................................107 FCS of Missouri................................................................... 108 Galaxy Beef LLC..............................................................47, 55 Genetic Blend Sale................................................................. 94 Genetic Power Sale................................................................ 69 Gerloff Farms......................................................................... 55 Gleonda Farms Angus - Traves Merrick............................... 55 Green’s Welding & Sales.......................................................103 Harriman Santa Fe Sale........................................................ 82 Heart of the Ozarks Angus Sale.............................................74 Hilltop Farms Sale................................................................... 7 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus................................................43, 55 HydraBed - GWS.................................................................. 82 Jac’s Ranch Sale......................................................................51 Jim’s Motors........................................................................... 58 JJ Skyline Angus.................................................................... 55 Joplin Regional Stockyards................................................... 39 K.W. Cattle Co Sale.............................................................. 72 Kingsville Livestock Auction................................................. 94

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Klippenstein........................................................................... 46 Lilac Hill Polled Hereford Dispersal Sale............................. 83 Maplewood Acres Sale.......................................................... 56 Marshall & Fenner Farms..................................................... 55 MCA Brand Wall Page.........................................................101 MCA County Leadership Conference...................................24 MCA Directory ad.............................................................. 100 MCA Member Benefits.......................................................... 86 MCA Membership Form....................................................... 97 MCA Policy Priorities............................................................ 92 MCA Presidents Council..................................................98-99 McBee Cattle Co................................................................... 90 MCF Roundup...................................................................... 88 McPherson Concrete Products.............................................105 Mead Cattle Co..................................................................... 50 Mead Farms....................................................................... 3, 55 Missouri Angus Association.................................................. 55 Missouri Angus Association Breeders Futurity......................75 Missouri Angus Breeders....................................................... 55 Missouri Beef Industry Council............................................ 27 Missouri Valley Commission Company................................ 23 MultiMIN USA......................................................................15 Naught-Naught Agency......................................................... 62 Ozark and Heart of America Beefmaster Sale...................... 78 Ozark Farm & Neighbor....................................................... 93 Performance Challenge.................................................... 95-96 Peterson Farms Sale............................................................... 85 Pinegar Limousin.................................................................. 37 Post Rock Cattle Co. Sale...................................................... 87 REDstock Sale....................................................................... 45 Richardson Ranch................................................................. 55 Sampson Cattle Co.................................................................57 Schlager Sale......................................................................... 84 Seedstock Plus Sales............................................................... 25 Sellers Feedlot...................................................................... 106 South Central Regional Stockyards...................................... 59 Square B Ranch/Quality Beef............................................... 55 Stevens Land & Cattle........................................................... 53 Stockade..................................................................................76 Stucky Ranch Angus Production Sale...................................61 Superior Steel Sales............................................................... 49 Sydenstricker Genetics........................................................... 55 Sydenstricker Implement........................................................16 Triple T Farms....................................................................... 59 Valley Oaks Angus...........................................................13, 55 Weiker Angus Ranch............................................................. 55 Westway Feed.......................................................................... 9 Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate............................................76 Wheeler Livestock Market....................................................103 Mike Williams........................................................................76 Windsor Livestock Auction...................................................103 Wright Charolais Sale............................................................17 Y-Tex........................................................................................ 2 Zeitlow Distributing.............................................................. 80


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