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CONTENTS

November 2018

FEATURES 16

Winter Feeding

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Make It Simple

Tips to Support Your Herd Through Harsh Winter Months

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Proper Facility Design Helps Make Working Cattle Easy

Make It Simple

MEMBER NEWS 6 22 34

COLUMNS

Association Update Beef Checkoff News

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County News

Winter Feeding

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Straight Talk: Mike Deering Our Future

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CattleWomen’s Corner

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On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black

Beef Queen Scholarship Program

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A Minority Needs Help

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What’s Cookin’ at the Beef House

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Cowboy Poetry

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Capitol Update

Thank You LAG Industries

‘Ole Silver

Election Season

ON THE COVER:

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

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Mike Deering • Executive Vice President - Ext 230 Mike@mocattle.com Maria Washburn • Manager of Membership - Ext 231 Maria@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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New MCA Members NCBA News

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Shorthorn News

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MCA Convention

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MCF Golf Highlights

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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

2018 MCA Officers

Greg Buckman, President 573-696-3911 • 14601 N Rt U, Hallsville, MO 65255 Bobby Simpson, President-Elect 573-729-6583 • 3556 CR 6150, Salem, MO 65560 Marvin Dieckman, Vice President 660-596-4163 • 28998 Hwy JJ , Cole Camp, MO 65325 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

2018 MCA Regional Vice Presidents

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: Tony Washburn, 4912 457th Street King City, MO 64463 • 660-483-0038 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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Hunter Bagwell, Fisk, MO Mike & Lindsey Beaver, Blum Beaver Ranch Horse Sales, Mountain Grove, MO Breanne Blackmore, Aldrich, MO Tim Brock, Brock Farm, Stark City, MO Christin Byrd, Tecumseh, MO Steven Carroll, Carroll Farms, Hannibal, MO Vinnie Clubb, Piedmont, MO Cade Crowell, Ashland, MO Will Derkum, Meta, MO Erik Gambill, Bloomfield, MO Alex Gibbs, Cape Girardeau, MO Morgan Grissom, MG Herefords, Purdy, MO

Jerry & Nanelle Kiser, Kiser Cattle, Cabool, MO Ethan Koenig, Koenig Farms, Farrar, MO Joel Koenig, Koenig Farms, Farrar, MO Isaac Melin, River Hills Cattle, Reeds, MO Cody & Tiffany Mottesheard, Marshfield, MO Carter Powell, Palmyra, MO Rick Robnett, MFA Mexico, Mexico, MO Alex Straughn, Straughn Farm Inc., Manteno, IL Coby Wilson, Bar W Ranch Cattle Co., Vilonia, AR Norm & Ginny Zinck, Sedalia, MO See the MCA Membership Form on page 43.

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Straight

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with Mike Deering Our Future Northwest Missouri State University now has a collegiate cattlemen’s organization. This is the sixth collegiate affiliate of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. As roughly 80 students gathered for the first meeting, it renewed my enthusiasm for the future of this association and of the entire agricultural industry in the state. These young leaders are our future, and I am proud of our association’s leadership for putting a very strong emphasis on forming these collegiate affiliates throughout the state.

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It started with Missouri State University. Past Presidents Jim McCann and Keith Stevens were relentless in their efforts to start an affiliate within the university. It took a change in our bylaws to make it happen, but it was worth it. Truman State University; University of Central Missouri; Southeast Missouri State University; and University of Missouri soon followed. One thing all of these collegiate affiliates have in common is past presidents and current officers were there to do anything possible to ensure success. Empowering young leaders is truly at the core of this association. It is who we are.

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My biggest fear about the future of this industry is the aging farmer. The average age of a farmer in this state is nearing 60 years-old and less than five percent are 35 years-old or younger. This is scary. It is truly frightening. If we do not repopulate the land with new farmers and ranchers, I cannot even begin to describe the woes. It is this fear that helps drive my enthusiasm for all components of this association. This is the reason the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association exists. We are dedicated to advancing Missouri’s beef industry – period. This can only happen if we have people on the land willing to make a living farming and ranching. Whether it’s passing a constitutional amendment to enshrine the right of people to farm or ranch in this state or pushing back on scientifically unfounded county

Executive Vice President ordinances and regulations that are more stringent than state law, it is all in the name of securing the future of Missouri agriculture. If we do not fight to make this industry welcoming for the next generation, we will be responsible for jeopardizing the future of our industry. If we fail to create a legislative and regulatory environment that is conducive for growth, these young people will choose a different profession. Aside from everything else, this is why you are a member. You know that our industry needs a voice. We need to be united and we cannot be afraid to fight. We have a lot at stake today but our future is in our hands. We are responsible for empowering the next generation and pushing for policies that send a signal to these young leaders that they are welcome in Missouri and we are open for business. There is no one more dedicated to the next generation than the members who are the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.


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Livestock Groups Petition Department of Transportation for Hours of Service Flexibility Source: NCBA WASHINGTON (October 15, 2018) – Today organizations representing livestock, bee, and fish haulers across the country submitted a petition to the Department of Transportation (DOT) requesting additional flexibility on Hours of Service (HOS) requirements. The petition asks for a five-year exemption from certain HOS requirements for livestock haulers and encourages DOT to work with the livestock industry to implement additional fatigue-management practices. Current rules limit drive time to 11 hours and limit on-duty hours to 14. Instead, the organizations request that livestock haulers be granted approval to drive up to 15 hours with a 16-hour on-duty period, following a 10-hour consecutive rest period. Any livestock hauler wishing to operate under the extended drive time would be required to complete pre-trip planning and increased fatigue-management training.

The petition was signed by the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Livestock Marketing Association, American Farm Bureau Federation, American Beekeeping Federation, American Honey Producers Association, and the National Aquaculture Association. Key Quotes: “Livestock haulers are highly-trained professionals who take careful steps to ensure the safety of everyone on the road. Through this petition, we hope to work with DOT to build on our industry’s strong safety record and provide haulers with some additional relief from overlyrestrictive Hours of Service requirements.” – Kevin Kester, fifth-generation California rancher and president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

The strong safety record of livestock haulers demonstrates their ability to ensure the well-being of

“Livestock auction markets are particularly impacted by livestock transportation. Animals are hauled into and out of markets every day. It is one of LMA’s primary goals that such movement be accomplished in a safe manner for livestock and motorists alike. We feel this petition is yet another step toward necessary flexibilities for our haulers while taking proactive measures to preserve safety.” - Tom Frey, Livestock Marketing Association President and owner of the Creston Livestock Auction of Creston, Iowa

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Australia already implements rules for livestock haulers that focus on safety outcomes, not prescriptive limits. The petition encourages DOT to work with industry to develop and implement similar measures.

“We are concerned that the 11- and 14-hour rules were not drafted with livestock haulers in mind and thus do not accommodate the unique character of their loads and nature of their trips,” the organizations wrote. The current requirements “place the well-being of livestock at risk during transport and impose significant burdens on livestock haulers, particularly in rural communities across the country.”

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both live animals and other drivers on the road. A 2014 analysis by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration found that livestock haulers were underrepresented in truck-involved fatal crashes. Data cited in the petition also shows that, between 2013 and 2015, livestock haulers accounted for 6.6 percent of all commercial drivers but less than one percent of crashes involving large trucks.

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“When livestock and other live animals are transported, it’s important to get them to their destination safely and without delay or disruption. Safety for the driver and others on the road is a priority. That is why we are petitioning DOT to adopt modern fatigue-management practices that provide the same or greater level of safety while avoiding unintended and unnecessary stress on the animals entrusted to our care.” – Zippy Duvall, American Farm Bureau Federation President


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NCBA: New US-MexicoCanada Agreement “Great News” for Cattle Producers WASHINGTON (Oct. 1, 2018) - Kevin Kester, a fifth-generation California rancher and President of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today released the following statement in response to news that negotiators have reached agreement on a new U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement: “This new agreement is great news for American cattle producers, and another sign that President Trump’s overall trade strategy is working. Over the past quarter century, free and open trade between the United States, Mexico, and Canada has been tremendously successful for our producers, and we’re pleased that we’ll be able to maintain our existing market access while seeing other U.S. producers get a better deal than they’ve gotten in the past. Hopefully Congress will approve this new deal early next year and provide American producers with the certainty we need to continue selling our products to our partners to the north and south.”

NCBA “Strongly Supports” Expanding Trade with Japan WASHINGTON (September 26, 2018) – Today National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Kevin Kester released the following statement in response to the announcement that the United States and Japan will pursue a bilateral trade agreement: “The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association strongly supports President Trump’s commitment to expanding trade with Japan. Today’s announcement is exciting news for America’s beef producers because Japan is our top export market, accounting for nearly $1.9 billion in U.S. beef sales in 2017. Unfortunately, U.S. beef faces a massive 38.5 percent tariff in Japan—a trade barrier that hurts America’s beef producers and Japanese consumers. NCBA has been a strong advocate for a bilateral trade deal between our nations and looks forward to working closely with the Trump Administration to secure increased market access for our industry. We congratulate President Trump and Prime Minister Abe for taking this important step in our trading

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AAA Announces The Top Ten Missouri Breeders Who Registered the Most Angus Source: American Angus Association The 10 producers who registered the most Angus beef cattle in the state of Missouri recorded a total of 4047 Angus with the American Angus Association® during fiscal year 2018, which ended Sept. 30, according to Allen Moczygemba, Association chief executive officer.

The 10 top recorders in Missouri are: Kenny Ogden, Lockwood; Sydenstricker Genetics Inc, Mexico; Alan W Mead, Barnett; Hawk Angus Farms, Bolivar; Sweiger Farms, Weatherby; Jim & Sherry Brinkley, Milan; Hopewell Farms Livestock LLC, Paris; Henke Farms, Salisbury; Hinkles Prime Cut Angus, Nevada; Galaxy Beef LLC, Graham.

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Angus breeders across the nation in 2018 registered 327,067 head of Angus cattle. “Our growth this fiscal year continues to demonstrate strong demand for Angus genetics and solidifies our long-held position as a leader in the beef cattle industry,” Moczygemba says. “These results underscore our members’ commitment to providing genetic solutions to the beef cattle industry.”

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Butch’s Angus

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BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS Beef for All Ages - Eat to Thrive With Mark Russell, Executive Director, MBIC

Beyond the special memories around the table and the tasty delights we experience across a lifetime, the foods we eat provide our bodies with fuel to thrive and grow. Let’s explore how beef’s nutrients can help you live vibrantly through all life’s ages and stages. Beef as a First Food - For infants and young kids, nutrients such as iron and zinc have been identified as critically important in supporting proper growth and development. Experts agree that breastfed infants need a good dietary source of iron and zinc by 6 months of age, which cannot be met by breastmilk alone. One way that you can boost iron and zinc for your child is by introducing pureed beef as a complementary food, while continuing to breastfeed. Doing so may provide long-lasting benefits for your baby, such as developing a healthy immune system, improving recall skills and reasoning, as well as promoting growth and learning milestones. Tips for introducing your baby to beef include: • Start by offering fully cooked, pureed beef. You can choose to buy pre-packaged baby food or make your own in the blender.

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• Once your baby gets more teeth, introduce tiny pieces of soft foods, such as Ground Beef crumbles or forktender Pot Roast. Laying the Foundation for Children: Toddlers to Teenagers - The foundation for a lifetime of good health can begin early when children and teens start to enjoy a variety of foods. At this life phase, it is important to help kids start to eat smart! Just one serving of beef provides protein, iron and zinc, which are often lacking in diets of kids and teens. Making sure your children get the right nutrients will provide energy for their active bodies, aid in brain development and support a healthy immune system. Fueling Busy Adults - We all seem busier than ever. Trying to fit it all in has become a daunting task and sometimes our food choices begin to (literally) weigh us down. As you strive to achieve balance, you’ll need foods that do more than just get you through the day, you need foods that will provide energy, protein, vitamins and minerals. To this end, aim to eat a variety of delicious foods that balance the taste you love with good nutrition. Including one serving of beef will deliver on that goal with B-vitamins, protein, iron and zinc. When you’re in a hurry, look for recipes that balance taste, nutrition and simplicity!

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Eating for Two - Pregnancy is an exciting time in a woman’s life! While you do need to be mindful of your body’s need for more nutrients, don’t be fooled into thinking you should be eating twice as much. Throughout pregnancy, your body needs about 10 extra grams of protein each day to support the growing baby. It is also important to get enough iron for red blood cell production, zinc for the baby’s brain development, choline to help build the brain and spinal cord, and B vitamins to utilize energy efficiently. Including just one additional high-protein snack (like half of a roast beef sandwich on wheat bread) will help you meet these important nutrient goals.

Measuring the export value, we see: • Exports accounted for 13.2% of total U.S. beef production in August and 13.5% year-to-date - Up from 12.5% from last August - Up from 12.8% in first eight months of last year • Export value of $320.92 per head of fed slaughter in August and $318.66 year-to-date - Up 11% from August 2017 -Up 16% year-to-date

Here are a few ideas for quick ways to add some extra nutrition to your daily meals: • Add a little extra beef to your standard casserole and enjoy it all week • Include beef jerky as a snack • Serve scrambled eggs with a little taco-seasoned Ground Beef • Ask for slices of grilled steak on your salad at lunch • Load up your classic Ground Beef tacos with extra veggies and lowfat cheese Live Well and Age Vibrantly - There’s great news if you’re looking for delicious ways to fuel your life as you age. Adding more protein to your meals – from foods in the meat and dairy groups, for instance – can be a simple way to help manage several age-related health issues. One of the most notable benefits of including beef in your diet is its ability to build and maintain muscle. As we age, getting the right amount of protein becomes increasingly important to fight off diseases like sarcopenia (loss of muscle mass), type-2 diabetes and osteoporosis. NOVEMBER 2018

BEEF Exports keep at RECORD PACE! - U.S. beef export statistics through August 2018. Exports remain on a record pace, with August value ($751.7 million) breaking the previous record by nearly $30 million.

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Chuck Miller Nominated to Run for Trustee Position on Simmental Board Chuck Miller, Region 2 Missouri Cattlemen’s Association Vice President, was recently nominated by the American Simmental Association Board of Directors as a candidate for their South-Central Trustee position. If elected, Chuck will serve on the ASA National Board of Directors and will be responsible for communicating with ASA members in Missouri, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas. Chuck is originally from Salem, Missouri and served students in Houston, Missouri and Columbia, Missouri for 27 years as an FFA Advisor. He has judged numerous regional and county fairs in Missouri and sees American Simmental Youth Programs and all ASA Educational Programs as paramount to the continued success of Simmental’s future. He truly believes in the power of education and has invested many years of service to back that up. The American Simmental Association is uniquely positioned for vast growth in the near future, with the utilization of BOLT technology in data analysis to sink a deeper foundation into the beef industry for the many

Chuck Miller, MCA Region 2 Vice President - Candidate for American Simmental Association South-CentralTrustee.

economically relevant traits for which Simmental cattle are known. New programs like the Feeder Calf Profit Calculator will further distinguish the real value of SimGenetics within the industry and the distinguished field staff assembled by ASA lends more credence and value to building relationships within the beef industry Chuck currently resides in Olean, Missouri with his wife Christi, daughter Abby and son Ethan. Miller Cattle Company is deeply vested in the Beef Business and comprises of over 500 acres and 140 head of cattle. Miller Cattle Company is also a Cooperator Herd for the RA Brown Ranch in Throckmorton, Texas.

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Shorthorn Genetics Put to the Test Source: Matt Woolfolk, Director of Performance Programs and Commercial Acceptance, American Shorthorn Association In today’s commercial cattle industry, data and information drive decision making more-so now than ever before. Breeding, management, and marketing decisions are made with countless tools designed to increase profitability of an operation. For Shorthorn breeders, the need to provide relevant data collected in a commercially-oriented scenario became a priority. Without an option in place to do so at the time, association staff, leadership, and breed-leading producers worked together to discover an opportunity to begin collecting the necessary data. The foresight of the American Shorthorn Association (ASA) Board of Directors and commitment from Shorthorn producers led to the development of a program to gather the necessary information to show commercial cattlemen exactly how Shorthorn genetics can positively influence their breeding programs.

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Thanks to a breeder contact within the Animal Science Department at the University of Illinois (UI), the ASA

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and UI developed the ASA National Sire Test Program in 2016. Shorthorn breeders nominated herd sires to be artificially inseminated to UI’s commercial SimAngus cow herd; housed at the Dixon Springs Agricultural Center in southern Illinois. The fall calving herd at Dixon Springs provided an opportunity to compare large groups of Shorthorn-sired calves raised in a lowinput commercial setting. The first crop of ASA Sire Test calves were born in October 2017. Birth, weaning, and disposition measurements were taken on all calves before they were placed in a confined feed yard postweaning; at the UI Beef Farm on the UI campus in Urbana. The Sire Test calves are fed to harvest at the Beef Farm, with all animals in the program having feed intake and efficiency data collected on the university’s GrowSafe system. The program is a terminal trial, with all steers and heifers being harvested and carcass data collected. Each calf in the trial was also DNA genotyped with the uLD test from GeneSeek to add valuable genomic information to the Shorthorn data bank. The Sire Test offers the first large-scale collection of intake and efficiency data on Shorthorn-sired cattle, and also one of the largest collections of carcass data in the breed. Although it is still in its infancy, the ASA Sire Test has already yielded data that show some of the merit of Shorthorns in a commercial setting. Through the first two calf crops of nearly 250 head, all Shorthorn-sired calves were born unassisted. Steers from the 2017 calf crop gained over 4.2 lb/day during June and July, while heifers grew at a rate of 3.72 lb/day during the summer. Carcass and GrowSafe data will be reported when cattle go off the test in December. Shorthorn breeders realize the opportunity the Sire Test offers the breed and have supported the program. The success of the first installment of the Sire Test allowed ASA to continue the partnership with UI for a second calf crop born this fall, with breeders committed to continue the program for a 2019 calf crop. As the program enters its third breeding season, almost 40 (Continued on page 28)


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bulls have been nominated and bred to nearly 800 of UI’s SimAngus cows. The ability to collect data in large, multi-sire contemporary groups, increasing progeny records and genetic prediction accuracies on young sires, as well as measuring valuable data points like efficiency and carcass merit, draw breeders to enroll their herd sires into the program. The American Shorthorn Association also uses the Sire Test as an opportunity to educate and inform cattlemen of the importance of Shorthorn acceptance in the commercial cattle industry. On August 25, 2018, ASA and UI hosted the first ASA National Sire Test Field Day on the UI campus. The event, created with both Shorthorn breeders and commercial cattlemen in mind, featured educational seminars from both UI faculty and ASA staff on various aspects of the Sire Test program, as well as other topics of interest in the beef industry. Attendees were also given the opportunity to tour the UI Beef Farm facility and see the 2017 calf crop in the feed yard. Everyone was provided a comprehensive data sheet to compare sire groups and individual calves’ performance throughout the Sire Test. With 40 cattlemen from six states attending the event, enthusiasm was certainly high. The event was featured on a September 2018 episode of “The American Rancher” on RFD-TV, and plans are being made to

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once again host the event to showcase the 2018 calf crop on August 24, 2019. Since the inception of the ASA Sire Test, commercial producers are asking both Shorthorn breeders and ASA personnel for information on data collected from the program. With many commercial cattlemen looking for a new sire breed option to use in a crossbreeding system, there is a renewed interest in Shorthorn genetics. Many cattlemen fondly remember the maternal qualities of their grandfather’s Shorthorns, and are excited to see real-world growth, efficiency, and carcass performance data on today’s bloodlines to possibly bring Shorthorns back into the breeding program. The Shorthorn breed recognizes that it is important to have information available to support the breed’s desire to grow commercial acceptance, and with programs like the ASA National Sire Test, they are committed to delivering performance with purpose to the commercial industry.

ASA Introduces Genomic Testing Incentive KANSAS CITY, Missouri (October 1, 2018) – In an effort to encourage breeders to genomically test more Shorthorn females, American Shorthorn Association is introducing the Genomically Enhanced Heifer Program (GEHP). ASA will be offering incentive to breeders who take advantage of the uLD (25k) or 50k genomic test on their heifer crops. All heifers tests as a part of this program will have genomically-enhances EPDs.

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Breeders whose animals are eligible will receive a credit on their ASA account for their uLD or 50k genomic tests done on replacement heifers. This will give breeders the opportunity to genomically test females at a significantly discounted rate.

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For a heifer to be eligible for the testing rebate, the following requirements must be met: 1. 75% of the yearling heifer inventory, with at least 3 heifers submitted, must be tested 2. All heifers tested must have recorded calving ease score, birth weight, weaning weight and yearling weight 3. Heifers with carcass ultrasound or feed intake records will receive an additional rebate This opportunity is open to the first 500 eligible submissions to the GEHP. If you have questions, please contact Matt Woolfolk at ASA (matt@shorthorn.org).


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attendees about the use of ethanol byproducts in their winter feed rations at the evening portion of the program. The event was coordinated by the Monroe-Shelby County Cattlemen’s Association.

Lafayette County Lafayette County Cattlemen’s Association grilled at the open house for the new Wood and Huston Bank location in Higginsville, October 5. A great crowd and great volunteers came out.

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Southeast Missouri Cattlemen The SEMO Cattlemen’s Association is a proud supporter of youth programs. At the 2018 SEMO District Fair, we sponsored an award for the 4-H Grand Champion Market Steer. This year’s recipient was Frances Hendrix with her 1,310-pound steer. Presenting the trophy is Butch Meier, past president of MCA. Congratulations to Frances and all of the SEMO District Fair livestock participants! We are proud of your hard work and dedication. Members met on September 25, 2018, at the York Chapel United Methodist reception hall in Longtown. Board member Dennis James delivered the invocation, followed by a meal prepared by Eileen Meier. Speakers from the Missouri State Highway Patrol delivered information on electronic-logging device regulations and compliance. Sponsors for the event were Amanda Hurley, C&H Insurance, who discussed pasture insurance; and Corey Givens, Boehringer Ingelheim, to discuss vaccines and Longrange dewormer. There were 32 in attendance.

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Polk County The Polk County Cattlemen met October 11 at the Rockin R Auction Building south of Bolivar for the monthly meeting. A delicious brisket dinner was catered to approximately 100 people. The meal was provided by the Joplin Regional Stockyards. It was a great meeting. Thank you, Joplin. Our president, Keith Stevens, reported on activities of the local chapter, as well as activities at the state level. Locally, we worked at the Humansville Fall Festival and at the Ozark Empire Fair Grounds Farm Fest, along with other activities. It has been a good year for Polk County Cattlemen, but I think that should wrap up the cookings for 2018.

Some members of our association had a very interesting visit and tour of Quapaw Indian Nation’s operation. They saw how this operation grows all the herbs and process all the meats used in their Downstream Restaurant, as well as training a certain breed of dogs to sniff out food borne diseases in order to keep all their foods safe that they serve at their Casino. Our group also toured the Spur Ranch to watch meat being processed. This was reported to have been a very interesting tour.

The November meeting will be in conjunction with the Polk County Extension’s Soils and Crop Conference on November 8, 2018. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. For the past few years we have been having a blood drive at our July meeting, and we did it again this year. We want to say thanks to all who gave blood at the drive, and to those who tried to give, but were unable to for one reason or other. This meeting was sponsored by the local Oak Star Bank. Thanks, President Kelly Parson for sponsoring the meeting.

Linda & Dan Bunch eating a delicious brisket dinner at the October Polk County Cattlemen meeting.

Members Jackie Truitt and State Representative Mike Stephens visiting together before the meeting.

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Picture of the group that went to the Quapaw Ranch and the Spur Ranch.

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Two future beef producers and future Cattlemen members: standing is Jace Torres & Emmitt Sukivaty in the arms of his mother, Lacy Sukovaty


Johnson County According to the calendar, fall is here! However, with hot temperatures and prolonged drought conditions, it’s hard to believe. This summer was unkind to cattlemen and farmers. As a result of the harsh summer conditions, pastures and hay are in short supply. Little rain has left many, facing challenges when caring for cattle. Johnson County’s September meeting was held at the Leeton Community Hall in Leeton, Missouri. The program was presented by Chad James, MFA Representative. Chad discussed the necessity of monitoring nitrate levels in feed sources. The adverse conditions we continue to experience affect nitrate levels in cattle feed supplies. As a result of less available hay, there have been a lot of corn stalks baled. Chad discussed that high nitrate levels might be found in these bales. He informed the group about problems that cattlemen might experience due to high nitrate levels. We want to thank Chad for sponsoring the delicious meal that was provided, as well as the information about the hazards of high nitrate levels in feedstuffs. Johnson County Cattlemen’s Association stayed busy over the summer months even though there were no scheduled meetings. There were many opportunities to cook for various organizations. Johnson County Cattlemen provided meat and cooking for the Leeton FFA cookout. Johnson County Cattlemen provided

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Pettis County On Sunday, September 16, 2018, Pettis County and Benton County Cattlemen’s joined together to grill burgers and beef dogs for State Fair Community College (SFCC) 50th Solid Gold-A-Rockin’ Anniversary Celebration community event to kick off a year-long celebration to take a walk down memory lane to reflect on the past, celebrate the present, and move forward with a renewed dedication to communities and student achievements. The event was held on the SFCC campus, which is located in Sedalia, Missouri, just west of the Missouri State Fairgrounds. Pettis County cattlemen Mike & Suetta Carter, John Chamberlain, Quinton Fairfax, Robert Gregory, John Shipman, Ted & Merrilyn Williams, Pat & Patty Wood, Benton County cattlemen Brad & Beth Crouch, and Marvin & Carolyn Dieckman served over 450 during the three-hour meal time. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with SFCC in celebrating 50 years of changing lives and shaping futures. On Wednesday, September 26, 2018, we grilled burgers and beef dogs for Equity Bank of Sedalia for their Fall Community Appreciation Day. We want to offer a big thanks to John Chamberlain, Robert Gregory, Anthony Schwartz, John Shipman, and Pat & Patty Wood who served over 600 during the lunch hour. We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Equity Bank to serve beef at their event.

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Carolyn Dieckman and Patty Wood showing special Frisbees which will be the plate for the burgers and beef dogs at SFCC 50th Anniversary Celebration.


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Southwest Missouri Cattlemen The Southwest Missouri Cattlemen met on October 2 at the University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center, Mt. Vernon. Prime Cuts of Monett prepared and served the meal which was sponsored by Jeff Schoen and Boehringer Ingelheim. Jeff made a few remarks regarding the focus of BI being on prevention of diseases by vaccines for cow/calf producers. Jeff then introduced the tech services veterinarian for BI, Dr. D. L. Step. His interesting presentation also stressed keeping calves healthy. His final comment was, “It’s better to prevent than to treat diseases in cattle.” During the business meeting, Russell Marion gave a review on the University’s successful field day on September 13. Around 1,800 FFA students were in attendance, with many coming by the Cattlemen’s display. Attendees were treated with a beef stick if they answered a question from Russell about the cattle business and the association.

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bermuda grass. At Waller’s, Dale reviewed the basics of embryo transfer and answered many questions. Russell announced the new beef signs were up along I-44 on the Southwest Center property. Three members of the Lawrence County 4-H livestock judging team reported on their successful state competition, where they placed second in the senior division. As a result, they will go to Louisville in November. Team members at the cattlemen’s meeting were Cade Shepherd, Mt. Vernon; Brenden and Kaitlyn Kleiboeker, Pierce City. The association voted to donate $1,000 to the team to assist them on travel expenses. Their coach, Jim Spencer, Jr., Aurora, was also present.

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Rebecca Mettler announced she and Scynthia Schnake had the association’s Facebook page ready to access. They encouraged folks to look it up and to share it with friends. They also are asking members to submit photos. Wrapping up the evening, forms were distributed for the foundation auction coming up at the annual meeting on December 1 at Freistatt.

In addition to the association’s generosity, Whitehead’s Feeds, La Russell wrote them a check for $1,000 and $250 in donations were provided by others as they left the meeting.

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Dallas County Cooler temperatures combined with rainy weather often bring on scours during the fall calving season. This problem was addressed at the recent meeting of the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association (DCCA). Held October 9 at the O’Bannon Community Center in Buffalo, 82 local producers heard from Dr. Laci Peterson, DVM, about prevention and treatment of scours in young calves. Dr. Peterson hails from Pilot Grove, Missouri, and is a recent graduate of the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine. After doing an externship at Moore Veterinary Clinic in Buffalo, she decided to move to southwest Missouri and join Dr. Clint Eastburn at the practice. She cited the friendly atmosphere at the clinic and the staff helped her make the decision to work there. Dr. Peterson noted that the first 12 hours after birth are most essential for the absortion of colostrum by the newborn calf. She believes that vaccinating the cow with a scour vaccine is more important than vaccinating the calf. A cow will start depositing antibodies as early as four months into gestation. Cows can be vaccinated as early as two months prior to calving, as seven months is the optimum time when they are putting the most antibodies in the colostrum. Dr. Peterson discussed the different types of scours and when they will generally start to appear. She is a proponent of the Nebraska Sand Hills calving method and encouraged producers to use it if possible. Studies have shown that when cows that haven’t yet calved are moved to a clean pasture about every two weeks, away from newborns and their mothers, there is a significant decrease in the occurence of scours. Since dehydration is the number one killer of a calf with scours, Dr. Peterson stressed that management is the key to saving calves. Calves should be taken to the vet for intravenous feedings of electrolytes or given supplemental electrolytes. We really appreciate Dr.

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Dr. Peterson stressed that calves with scours should be taken to the vet for intravenous feedings of electrolytes.

Peterson for sharing her time and expertise with us. Also speaking at the meeting were two representatives of Ollis, Akers, and Arney Insurance and Business Advisors. Paul Long and Matt Rains of Bolivar talked about the benefits of providing quality insurance protection at competitive prices for property, farm, personal liability, and auto insurance. They are also affiliated with State Farm Auto Insurance, a partner of MCA. We especially want to thank them for sponsoring the excellent beef brisket meal catered by Halfway FFA students and advisor Jeff Voris. Buffalo FFA member Devyn Rackley gave a report on the chapter’s recent activities, and FFA alum Scott Turner encouraged all in attendance to support the local chapter by paying alumni dues. Also attending the meeting were DCCA members, State Senator Sandy Crawford and State Representative Jeff Knight. Our annual meeting will be held on November 13 at Prairie Grove School. We anticipate a big turnout as we always have at the school. We hope everyone has a blessed Thanksgiving!


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August Beef Exports Soar to New Heights; Pork Export Value Still under Pressure Source: USMEF U.S. beef exports set new records in August with export value topping $750 million for the first time, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). August pork exports were fairly steady with last year’s volume, but retaliatory duties in key markets continued to pressure pork export value. August beef exports totaled 119,850 metric tons (mt), up 7 percent from a year ago, valued at $751.7 million – up 11 percent year-over-year and easily exceeding the previous record of $722.1 million reached in May 2018. For January through August, beef exports totaled 899,300 mt,1up 9 percent from a year MBCSept2014c.qxp_Layout 9/24/14 9:59 AM Page 62 ago, while value climbed 18 percent to $5.51 billion. For the third consecutive month, beef muscle cut exports set a new volume record in August at 95,181 mt (up 9 percent from a year ago), valued at $679.6 million (up 13 percent). Through August, muscle cut exports were 14 percent ahead of last year’s pace in volume (692,234 mt) and 21 percent higher in value ($4.93 billion). August exports accounted for 13.2 percent of total beef production, up from 12.5 percent a year ago. For beef muscle cuts only, the percentage exported was 11.2 percent, up from 10.4 percent last year. For January through August, exports accounted for 13.5 percent of total beef production and 11.1 percent for muscle cuts – up from 12.8 percent and 10.1 percent, respectively, last year. Beef export value averaged $320.92 per head of fed slaughter in August, up 11 percent from a year ago. The

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January-August average was $318.66 per head, up 16 percent. “U.S. beef exports continue to achieve tremendous growth, not only in our mainstay Asian markets but in the Western Hemisphere as well,” said USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom. “USMEF is excited about the recent market access developments achieved by the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) and USDA, with favorable terms being preserved in Mexico, Canada and South Korea and trade talks getting underway with Japan. A trade agreement with Japan would bring opportunities for even greater expansion as U.S. beef becomes more affordable for Japanese consumers and is back on a level playing field with Australian beef.” August pork export volume was down 1 percent from last year at 182,372 mt, while export value fell 3 percent to $494.1 million. Pork muscle cuts fared better in August, increasing 5 percent to 148,736 mt, but value still declined 1 percent to $414.7 million. Pork variety meat exports declined sharply in August in both volume (33,636 mt, down 20 percent) and value ($79.4 million, down 15 percent). For January through August, combined pork and pork variety meat exports remained 1 percent ahead of last year’s record pace at 1.63 million mt, while value increased 3 percent to $4.32 billion. For pork muscle cuts only, exports increased 6 percent from a year ago in volume (1.31 million mt) and 4 percent in value ($3.58 billion). August exports accounted for 21.9 percent of total pork production, down from 23.1 percent a year ago, while the percentage of muscle cuts exported held steady at 19.2 percent. For January through August, exports equaled 26.3 percent of total pork production (down from 26.9 percent a year ago), while the percentage of muscle cuts exported was 22.8 percent (up from 22.4 percent). Pork export value averaged $44.29 per head slaughtered in August, down 8 percent from a year ago, while the January-August per-head average dropped 1 percent to $53.28. U.S. pork currently faces retaliatory duties in two markets: China and Mexico. China’s duty rate on pork muscle cuts and variety meat increased from 12 to 37 percent in April and from 37 to 62 percent in July. Mexico’s duty rate on pork muscle cuts increased from zero to 10 percent in June and jumped to 20 percent


in July (pork variety meats continue to enter Mexico duty-free). Beginning in June, Mexico also imposed a 15 percent duty on sausages and a 20 percent duty on some prepared or preserved hams and shoulders. “Pork exports have posted an impressive performance in 2018, but the retaliatory duties are a clearly a significant obstacle,” Halstrom explained. “The fact that U.S. trade officials were able to secure duty-free access for U.S. red meat in the new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement is critically important, and we are hopeful that duty-free access for U.S. pork entering Mexico will be restored soon. Tariff relief in China may not come as quickly, but USMEF continues to work with industry partners to keep as much product as possible moving to China while also working aggressively to expand exports in other key markets, including Korea, Central and South America, the ASEAN region and Australia.” U.S. beef also currently faces retaliatory duties in two markets: China and Canada. China’s duty rate increased from 12 to 37 percent in July, with the higher rate applying to all eligible products. Canada’s 10 percent duty, which also took effect in July, applies to cooked/prepared beef products. All other U.S. beef still enters Canada duty-free. Beef exports to Korea already near last year’s value record August beef exports to South Korea were up 42 percent from a year ago in volume (24,482 mt) and set another new value record at $176.4 million (up 60 percent). This pushed January-August exports to 161,379 mt, up 39 percent from a year ago, while export value reached $1.15 billion – up 54 percent and just short of the 2017 full-year record of $1.22 billion. These results included a 30 percent increase in chilled beef exports to 35,683 mt, valued at $343.7 million (up 41 percent). Through August, U.S. beef accounted for 58 percent of Korea’s chilled imports. Under the Korea-U.S. Free Trade Agreement (KORUS) that took effect in 2012, Korea’s duty rate on imports of U.S. beef has declined from 40 to 21.3 percent and will be eliminated by 2026. These terms are preserved in the revised KORUS agreement signed Sept. 24.

For January through August, other highlights for U.S. beef exports include: Exports to Mexico were up 1 percent from a year ago in volume (158,496 mt) and were 8 percent higher in value ($693.9 million). Mexico is the leading destination for U.S. beef variety meat exports, which have trended lower in recent months to fall 8 percent below last year’s pace at 64,642 mt. Variety meat value to Mexico remained steady with last year at $148.7 million. While beef shipments to China/Hong Kong slowed in the summer months, January-August exports remained 6 percent higher than a year ago in volume (79,584 mt) and 30 percent higher in value ($638.8 million). Exports to China, which reopened to U.S. beef in June of last year, were 4,580 mt valued at $39.8 million. Beef exports to Taiwan soared 36 percent above last year’s pace in volume (38,923 mt) and 40 percent higher in value ($359.9 million). Chilled exports to Taiwan were up 32 percent in volume (15,676 mt) and 41 percent in value ($197.1 million), as the United States captured 74 percent of Taiwan’s chilled beef market – the highest share of any Asian destination.

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Beef exports to leading market Japan climbed 8 percent from a year ago in August to 33,548 mt, including a post-BSE record for muscle cuts (28,863 mt). August export value was $209.3 million, up 5 percent from a year ago and the highest since 1996. For January through August, exports to Japan were up 7 percent from a year ago in volume at 224,785 mt, while value increased 11 percent to $1.42 billion. This included a slight increase in chilled beef to 100,952 mt, valued at $807.2 million (up 9 percent). U.S. beef accounted for

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Oscar Mensa named 2018 Missouri Livestock Person of the Year Oscar Mensa, a long-time rancher from Milan, Missouri, will be honored at the 2018 Missouri Livestock Symposium on Friday, November 30, 2018, when he will be inducted into the Missouri Livestock Symposium’s Livestock Person of the Year Hall of Fame. Mensa is the 16th person to be selected for this honor. Those selected have made significant contributions to the livestock industry in northeast Missouri and beyond. Oscar was raised in Dorila in the La Pampa Province of Argentina. His parents were livestock and row crop farmers. They raised beef cattle, sheep, and hogs. In his youth, Oscar was the first president of 4-A, (Argentina’s version of 4-H) in his hometown. He attended industrial technical school in General Pico, La Pampa. At the age of 20 he spent a year in the Argentina Army. In September 1971 he married Valentina. Oscar worked on and managed farms in Argentina for John Goldstein. After traveling much of the United States, John decided north central Missouri was the best place to raise cattle in the United States. John Goldstein purchased land outside of Milan in 1972 and asked Oscar and Valentina to come to the United States to manage his farm. Oscar, Valentina and their 2 boys, Marcelo and Gaston, at the time ages 2 and 1, arrived in the U.S. in March 1975. It was winter when they left Argentina and arrived to snow in Missouri. It was unusual to see snow, as it never snowed in La Pampa. They couldn’t speak any English when they arrived. Oscar taught himself English by talking with local people around the farm and in the coffee shops. Valentina went to Truman State University to learn English and subsequently helped Oscar. Oscar became a U.S. citizen 1983.

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Adrian Farm started with 1,200 acres and grew in size over the years to approximately 5,000 acres. They started with Hereford and Angus cows on the farm. In the early 1980’s the Herefords were sold and Angus cows were raised after that. The herd started with 250 cows and grew to 1,250 cows. They purchased their first Charolais bulls in 1985 from Derry Brownfield, making the notable black nose Charolais calves that Adrian Farm is known for today. Buyers compete every year to own those Adrian Farm calves. Oscar has been heard saying, “The Green Hills are meant for grass, not farming. Leave the green hills green.” Oscar was an early supporter of University of Missouri Extension, having previous experience with governmental agents in Argentina. He built a feedlot on Adrian Farms with the help of Dale Watson and Don Rains, Extension Livestock Specialists. The feedlot was used for backgrounding calves. Oscar helped start the BQA (Beef Quality Assurance) program for Missouri, working with Dr. Rick Kent, with the initial meeting in the Extension office in Kirksville, Missouri around 1990. Oscar is an innovator. He was the first guy to plant soybeans in La Pampa in 1973. He experimented putting false teeth in cattle in the late 1970’s. He was an early experimenter with implants, pinkeye studies, different vaccine regimen studies, different grass establishments, and various de-worming strategies. In 2004, Oscar started The Mower Shop in Milan, Missouri. He built the business from the ground up, becoming a dealer of Cub Cadet, Vermeer, Grasshopper, Stihl, Danhauser, and Yanmar. In 2017, he sold the Mower Shop. Oscar is a lifetime member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, and is a member and past director of the


Sullivan County Cattlemen’s. He was an early supporter of the beef checkoff and helped it pass in Sullivan County, when everyone said it wouldn’t pass. Oscar supported the building of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) office in Columbia, Missouri and was an active volunteer at the MCA Beef House at the Missouri State Fair. Oscar is a founding committee member and treasurer of the Missouri Livestock Symposium committee. He is a member of the Sullivan county Farm Bureau and an advisor to the University of Missouri Commercial Agriculture Program. Oscar hosted the Commercial Beef Tour in 1993. Oscar, Steve Foster, and Fred Fleshman won a cattle working contest for the fastest time in Missouri for implanting, vaccinating and tagging 3 calves. Oscar is a big sports fan. Oscar and Valentina have always supported 4-H and FFA programs. Their children were members of both organizations and they have been a supporter of the youth livestock sales in Sullivan County. The Missouri Livestock Symposium is proud to add Oscar Mensa to the Missouri Livestock Symposium’s Hall of Fame and recognize him as the 2018 Missouri Livestock Person of the Year. The Missouri Livestock Symposium will be held Friday, November 30 from 4 to 10 p.m. and Saturday, December 1 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Symposium features nationally known speakers on beef cattle, horses, forages, sheep, meat goats, stock dogs, around the farm and home topics and more. It also features a free dinner on Friday evening, November 30 and a free Governor’s Style Luncheon on Saturday, December 1 at noon. No registration is required to attend and there is no cost to attend. For additional information on the Symposium program or trade show, visit our Facebook page, our webpage at www.missourilivestock.com or call the Adair County Extension Center at 660-665-9866.

WINDSOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION Sales Every Wednesday @ Noon Jake Drenon 660-441-7716

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

Source: University of Missouri Extension Ryan Milhollin COLUMBIA, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension will hold workshops throughout the state on how to attract and keep quality farm laborers. “This one-day workshop was developed by MU Extension to help you improve your labor management and finances and protect your business,” says MU Extension agricultural economist Ryan Milhollin. Attendees will learn tips to recruit, train, mentor and retain employees. They also will discuss ways to be competitive in compensation and proper hiring and termination practices. Other topics include recordkeeping requirements regarding payroll, withholding taxes and deposits. Workshops run 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Cost is $20 with lunch provided. For more information, contact the extension specialist listed below or go to extension2.missouri.edu/ events. Dates and locations: • November 15, Kirksville. Missouri Department of Conservation Northeast Regional Office, 3500 S. Baltimore St., Kirksville. Contact Darla Campbell at 660-457-3469 or campbelld@missouri.edu. • November 29, Marshall. Martin Community Center, 1985 S. Odell Ave., Marshall. Contact Katie Neuner at 660-584-3658 or neunercm@missouri.edu. • December 6, Springfield. Oasis Hotel and Convention Center, 2546 N. Glenstone Ave., Springfield. Contact Wesley Tucker at 417-326-4916 or tuckerw@ missouri.edu. • December 13, Sikeston. City of Miner Convention Center, 2610 E. Malone Ave., Miner. Contact David Reinbott at 573-545-3516 or reinbottd@missouri.edu. MU Extension, USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture, and the North Central Extension Risk Management Education Center sponsor the events.

ORYS 07 RED ANGUS Service age bulls, bred cows, cow/calf pairs, show prospect heifers available.

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Common Sense with Baxter Black The First Cowboy Thanksgiving

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In November 1621, a Thursday, I believe, the pilgrims were fixin’ to set down to a meager meal of fish sticks and boiled beets. When out of the woods marched a jovial band of Indians packin’ a bushel of roastin’ ears and two wild turkeys. Thursday, Thanksgiving, as we know it today, was born.

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But what if those generous Indians had chosen to take their bounty to the wild game feed at the VFW, instead? And in their place, the pilgrims were met by a crew of cowboys on their day off? These pre-Revolutionary buckaroos would have passed around their own Wild Turkey. Soon as everybody was tuned up and visitin’ like used-car salesmen, preparations would have been made for chuck. They’d have barbecued a couple Spanish goats, some buzzard jerky, a side of javelina, and a bucket of quail. Not to mention a jackrabbit they’d run over on the way into camp. As a special treat they’d have thrown a few Rocky Mountain oysters on the hot rock for hors d’oeuvres. I can just see the young, single, upwardly mobile Pilgrim girls gigglin’ and gnawin’ on a piece of javelina haunch. Toasts would have been made to all the greats: Christopher Columbus, John Smith, John Alden, James Fenimore Cooper, Wilford Bromley, Bob Wills, Sir Walter Raleigh, Lee Pitts, Kaycee Feild, Pocahontas, and Francis Scott Key. No cowboy gatherin’ would be complete without a fiddle. The cowboys might have taught ‘em the two-step and the cotton-eyed Joe. The Pilgrims would reciprocate with the minuet and Turkey in the Straw. No doubt, Paul “Rawhide” Revere would have snuck Priscilla over to Sooner Rock (two hundred yards up the beach from Plymouth Rock, discovered by two Okies


who stowed away on the Mayflower and jumped ship early, claiming the continent for a Pawhuska) for a little spoonin.’ By dawn they’d all be sayin’ good-bye and promising to meet again next year. If that scenario had occurred, Thanksgiving would be different today. It would be more like a combination of New Year’s Eve and Custer’s last stand. Every November we’d be sittin’ down to a table bristlin’ with brisket and beans. The centerpiece would be the traditional cow skull, and afterwards everybody would have a piece of armadillo mince pie.

However, the turkey would not have been lost completely. It would have become the symbol of another national celebration that stops the country in its tracks and gives us pause to think… Election Day!

“Dedicated to Producing”

No Excuse Herefords Offering One of the Area’s Largest Selection of Breed Leading EPD Hereford Bull Prospects at the Farm!

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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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RAAA Launches Creative Venture Source: Red Angus Association of America The Red Angus Association of America recently launched Red Angus Creative, a new media services division of the association aimed at enabling cattle producers to reach more potential customers while also increasing awareness of the Red Angus breed across the beef industry. Attendees at the 65th annual National Red Angus Convention in Watertown, South Dakota, were privy to the official announcement of Red Angus Creative and the unveiling of the RAC logo. Red Angus Creative will offer a wide variety of media services to producers including multi-pronged social media management, social media consulting, writing and press piece creation and distribution, and website development and maintenance. This new venture from RAAA will provide tools for producers to help identify and reach their target audience in order to build their brand awareness and reach more potential customers.

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overlook the opportunity to utilize social media and other digital platforms for advertising purposes are missing invaluable opportunities to reach potential customers. In a very competitive marketplace, producers should investigate every available outlet to create awareness about their brand and operation. “When it comes to brand awareness, virtual real estate is not something to be overlooked. Gone are the days where a few print ads in regional publications were sufficient for promoting a ranch’s bull sale. To really stand out in the crowd, producers need to have an effective digital marketing plan in place, that also complements print advertising, in order to reach more potential customers,� said Brandi Buzzard Frobose, RAAA director of communications. Red Angus Creative will immediately begin accepting clients from all segments of the beef industry. For more information on Red Angus Creative, set up a consultation or to schedule services, visit RedAngus.org or contact Brandi Buzzard Frobose, RAAA director of communications, at brandi@redangus.org or (785) 4480239.


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Missouri Beef House By Pat & Patty Wood, MCA Beef House Managers Thank You LAG Industries Flashback to August 2016, and we were able to put a permanent cover over our patio between the Missouri Beef House and the Showcase. LAG Industries, LLC, which is a family owned and operated custom metal fabrication company based in La Monte, Missouri, designed, built, set up, and donated our custom metal entryway. Our next challenge has been that many fairgoers who are on the backside of the beef house do not have any idea who is in that beautiful red brick building

or what great food our restaurant provides. Again, the Brackman Families, of LAG Industries, LLC, who are active members of MCA, knew just what we needed. The idea was shared in July, the project was approved in August, and the new custom metal signage was set-up and donated just in time for the fair 2018. The Brackman family expressed their appreciation for “the opportunity to partner with the Cattlemen’s on this project. We share a common vision and a continuing commitment to work together for the good of agriculture.” A lot of time and dedication went into this product as you can see by the MCA logo centered in the middle of the words BEEF HOUSE set high enough to be seen from the machinery area to the west or the grand stand to the east. The signage is located on the west end of the patio breezeway. We offer our thanks to Bart & Brenda Brackman, Brad & Nicole Brackman and their family and employees for time, energy, talents, and donation…WE LOVE IT! If you want to know more about LAG Industries, LLC, go to lagind.com or call (660) 347-5413.

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Thought for the Month: “Thank you for the food before us, the friends beside us, and the love between us.”

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Specializing in Land, Equipment and Livestock For Upcoming Sale Info: Contact: Mike Williams Higginsville, MO cell: 816-797-5450 mwauctions@ctcis.net

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SALE REPORTS Autumn in the Ozarks 9.3.18 – Strafford, MO 27 Cow-Calf Splits........................................Avg. $3,230 8 Cow-Calf Pairs...........................................Avg. $2,019 13 Bred Heifers.............................................Avg. $1,927 4 Bred Cows..................................................Avg. $1,338 1 Open Heifer...............................................Avg. $1,700 6 Bulls............................................................Avg. $2,483

227 Comm. Bred. Hfrs.................................Avg. $1,989 35 Comm. Bred Cows...................................Avg. $1,029 34 Comm. Pairs............................................Avg. $2,122

Wild Indian Acres & Friends Female Sale 9.15.18 – De Soto, MO ½ Interest Donor Female............................Avg. $20,000 2 ET Heifer Calves........................................Avg. $6,500 3 Open Heifers..............................................Avg. $4,417 ¾ Interest Herd Sire......................................Avg. $4,000 5 Fall Calving Bred Heifers...........................Avg. $3,960 21 Spring Cow-Calf Splits............................Avg. $4,174 12 Fall Calving Bred Cows...........................Avg. $3,092 12 Spring Calving Bred Heifers....................Avg. $3,063

Jac’s Ranch 10.6.18 – Bentonville, AR 135 Lots.........................................................Avg. $4,745

Double Header Dispersal Sale Seven T Farms & J.B. Farms 9.16.18 – Cuba, MO 110 Lots.........................................................Avg. $2,473 Gardiner Angus Ranch 9.24.18 – Ashland, KS 80 Older Bulls...............................................Avg. $5,621 267 Yearling Bulls.........................................Avg. $4,279 22 Bred Heifers.............................................Avg. $5,522 18 Bred Cows................................................Avg. $7,236 294 Comm. Bred Hfrs..................................Avg. $2,121 2S Angus 9.29.18 – Seneca, MO 23 Registered Bulls........................................Avg. $2,152 35 Registered Females...................................Avg. $2,735 JMB Angus – Dispersal 9.29.18 – Salina, KS 12 Open Heifers............................................Avg. $1,442 48 Bred Heifers.............................................Avg. $2,822 34 Bred Cows................................................Avg. $1,802 142 Spring Pairs............................................Avg. $3,692

Smith Valley Angus 10.12.18 – Salem, MO 11 Open Heifers............................................Avg. $5,463 13 Bred Heifers.............................................Avg. $6,223 29 Bred Cows................................................Avg. $3,158 3 Open Cows................................................Avg. $5,916 10 Fall Pairs...................................................Avg. $3,180 4 Spring Pairs................................................Avg. $3,212 Byergo Angus 10.13.18 – Savannah, MO 38 Registered Bulls........................................Avg. $4,484 9 Open Heifers..............................................Avg. $4,894 8 Bred Heifers...............................................Avg. $5,612 26 Bred Cows................................................Avg. $2,836 1 Open Cow..................................................Avg. $1,600 16 Fall Pairs...................................................Avg. $3,281 22 Embryos......................................................Avg. $884 16 Commercial Open Heifers.......................Avg. $1,518 2 Commercial Bred Cows.............................Avg. $1,275 13 Commercial Pairs.....................................Avg. $1,415 J&N Black Herefords 10.13.18 – Leavenworth, KS 14 Black Hereford Bulls................................Avg. $5,035 50 Black Hereford Females...........................Avg. $2,845 5 Donor Cows...............................................Avg. $3,600 50 Commercial Spring Bred Heifers............Avg. $1,452 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus 10.15.18 – Nevada, MO 38 Older Bulls...............................................Avg. $5,092 46 Yearling Bulls...........................................Avg. $4,635

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Express Ranches – Ranchers Bull Sale 10.1.18 – Yukon, OK 180 Older Bulls.............................................Avg. $5,205 51 Yearling Bulls...........................................Avg. $7,367 33 Bred Heifers.............................................Avg. $2,445

Journagan Ranch – Missouri State Agriculture 10.6.18 – Springfield, MO 24 Hereford Bulls..........................................Avg. $3,225 57 Hereford Females.....................................Avg. $3,048

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Moser Ranch Sale,Wheaton, KS GeneTrust Sale at Chimney Rock Cattle Co, Concord, AR Seedstock Plus Red Reward Sale, Humansville, MO Pitts Angus Farms Sale, Hermitage, MO

Quality Livestock Equipment Since 1961 Panels, Headgates, Calf Tables, Calving Pens, Manual Chutes, Hydraulic Chutes, Tip Chutes, Tubs & Alley Systems

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Ridder Farms Family Values Charolais Sale, Hermann, MO Missouri Simmental Association Fall Harvest Sale, Springfield, MO Red Tie Event, Tina, MO B/F Cattle Co and Cleland Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Butler, MO New Day Genetics Sale, Passaic, MO Ogden Angus Ranch Production Sale, Lockwood, MO American Black Hereford Association National Show & Sale, Sedalia, MO Four State Shorthorn Sale, Diamond, MO Weiker 65th Anniversary Sale, Fayette, MO 22nd Annual Show-Me Plus Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale, Springfield, MO Moriando Farms and MM Cattle Co. Sale, Mt. Vernon, MO Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Kirksville, MO Southwest Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Carthage, MO Sydenstricker Sale, Mexico, MO GeneTrust Sale at Cavender Ranches, Jacksonville, TX Show-Me Polled Hereford Classic Sale, Windsor, MO Seedstock Plus Influence Commercial Female Sale, Kingsville, MO Dalebanks Angus Sale, Eureka, KS Green Springs Bull Sale, Nevada, MO Butch’s Angus Sale, Jackson, MO West Central Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Kingsville, MO Jamison Fall Female Sale, Quinter, KS Southeast Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Fruitland, MO Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Farmington, MO Northeast Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Palmyra, MO


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 FOR SALE – 100 Head Co-graze goats with cattle. Bucket/Dog Trained. Kiko Genetics. Goats eat what cattle won’t. Highland Ranch. 314-276-6126. Perryville, MO.

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Advertiser Index

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ADM Animal Nutrition.................63 AMEC...........................................79 American Angus Association......... 61 American Shorthorn Association..27 Bayer Baytril 100...................... 14-15 Bayer Clean-Up II ride-along insert Bayer Cydectin.................................3 Buffalo Livestock Market...............44 Butch’s Angus Sale......................... 21 Callaway Livestock Center Inc...... 12 Cattle Visions.................................25 Central Missouri Sales Co.............46 Circle 5 Cattle Co..........................22 Circle A Angus Ranch...................33 Classified........................................77 Clearwater Farm............................33 Crestmead Farm............................28 Dalebanks Sale...............................69 Eastern Missouri Commission Company................................... 51 Farmers Bank of North Missouri... 18 Four State Shorthorn Sale.............26 Galaxy Beef LLC...........................33 Gallagher.......................................77 Gerloff Farms.................................33 Gleonda Farms Angus Traves Merrick..........................33 Green Springs Bull Test Sale.........20 Green’s Welding & Sales................34 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus.............33

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J.D. Bellis Family Herefords.......... 51 Jamison Herefords..........................49 Jim’s Motors...................................42 JJ Skyline Angus............................33 Joplin Regional Stockyards............ 31 Kingsville Livestock Auction......... 14 Langford Herefords.......................80 Marshall & Fenner Farms..............33 MCA Brand Wall Page..................73 MCA Convention.......................... 57 MCA Convention Registration..........................58-59 MCA Convention Trade Show Form......................62 MCA Gun Raffle...........................56 MCA Membership Form...............43 MCA Presidents Council......... 68-69 McBee Cattle Co...........................22 McPherson Concrete Products......77 Mead Cattle Co.............................35 Mead Farms...................................33 MFA Fair Share.............................32 Missouri Angus Association...........33 Missouri Angus Breeders...............33 Missouri Beef Industry Council.....23 Missouri Valley Commission Company................................... 51 MLS Tubs......................................39 Naught-Naught Agency.................78 NRCS Field Days..................... 64-65

Ory’s O7 Red Angus...................... 47 Richardson Ranch.........................33 Sellers Feedlot................................39 Show Me Polled Hereford Sale...... 13 Show-Me-Select Heifer Sales.........37 Show-Me-Select NE Sale............... 41 Show-Me-Select SE Sale................ 41 Show-Me-Select SW Sale..............40 Show-Me-Select West Central Sale............................................40 South Central Regional Stockyards.................................38 Square B Ranch/Quality Beef.......33 Stockade......................................... 19 Superior Steel Sales..........................7 Sydenstricker Genetics...................33 Sydenstricker Genetics Sale.............2 Sydenstricker Implements JayLor........................................ 24 Triple C, Inc...................................50 Valley Oaks Angus.........................33 Valley Oaks Angus Sale.................45 Weiker Angus Ranch.....................33 Westway Feed...................................9 Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate.... 74 Wheeler Livestock Market.............36 Mike Williams............................... 74 Windsor Livestock Auction............ 47 Zeitlow Distributing.......................76


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