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CONTENTS

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Protein for Pregnant Cows

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Options in Feed Efficiency

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Prioritizing Cow Nutrition Pays Off with the Calf

Assessing Use of Enogen Feed Corn in Beef Rations

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Winter Waste:

Minimizing Hay Value Loss

MEMBER NEWS 6 Association Update 16 Beef Checkoff News 32 County News Options in Feed Efficiency

Protein for Pregnant Cows

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MCA President’s Perspective Showing Gratitude

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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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Changes & Thanks

Money in the Bank

AHCA Returns

On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black

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The Straggler

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Capitol Update

Twister and the Duck

It’s Fall, Ya’ll

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Volume 49 - Issue 11 (USPS 890-240 • ISSN 0192-3056) Magazine Publishing Office 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, #100, Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: 573-499-9162 • Fax: 573-499-9167 Andy Atzenweiler: Editor/Production/Ad Sales P.O. Box 480977 • Kansas City, Missouri 64148 816-210-7713 • E-mail: mobeef@sbcglobal.net Macey Hurst • Ad Sales • 573-821-6982

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

Mike Deering • Executive Vice President - Ext 230 Mike@mocattle.com Sydney Thummel • Manager of Membership - Ext 231 Sydney@mocattle.com Macey Hurst • Manager of Strategic Solutions – Ext. 235 Macey@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 MCA Convention Information

Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation www.mocattlemenfoundation.org

Missouri’s CattleWomen

http://mocattle.com/missouricattlewomen.aspx

2020 MCA Officers

Marvin Dieckman, President 660-596-4163 • 28998 Hwy JJ, Cole Camp, MO 65325 Patty Wood, President-Elect 660-287-7701 • 16075 Wood Road, La Monte, MO 65337 Bruce Mershon, Vice President 816-525-1954 • 31107 Lake City Buckner Rd., Buckner, MO 64016

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Shorthorn News

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USMEF News

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

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NCBA News

2020 MCA Regional Vice Presidents

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Advertisers Index

ON THE COVER:

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

Region 1: Eric Greenley, 61998 Pleasant Valley Rd. Knox City, MO 63446 660-341-8750 Region 2: Chuck Miller, 393 Spring Garden Road Olean, MO 65064 • 573-881-3589 Region 3: Charlie Besher, RR 5, Box 2402 Patton, MO 63662 • 573-866-2846 Region 4: Deb Thummel, 12601 Hwy. 46 Sheridan, MO 64486 • 660-541-2606 Region 5: John Shipman, 34266 Hwy KK Mora, MO 65345 • 660-221-1013 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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Matt Hardecke, Treasurer 573-846-6614 • 19102 Skymeadows Dr., Wildwood, MO 63069

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David Arnold, El Dorado Springs, MO Todd Aufdenberg, Jackson, MO Hunter Berendzen, California, MO Breanne Brammer, Salisbury, MO Maurice & Sheryl Brewe, Double B Ranch, Marthasville, MO Doug Christerson, Edward, OK Terry Cook, JMA Ranch, Jasper, MO Bryan Fisher, Fisher Farm, Mt Grove, MO Billy Paul Griffith, Griffith Farms, Eldon, MO Hattie Grisham, Eldon, MO Holden Grisham, Eldon, MO Jesse Heimer, Taylo, MO W.M. Michael Henderson, Edwards, MO James E. and Denice Kilmer, Chilhowee, MO Todd Kizer, Kizer Custom Services, Palmyra, MO Lauren Kreisel, Warsaw, MO Richard & Brenda Kreisel, Warsaw, MO David Lentz, Sumner, MO Krayson Leonard, El Dorado Springs, MO

Paul Logan, Dixon, MO Marlin McCormick, Dewitt, IA M Bar M Cattle Co, Eagleville, MO Bill & Jennifer Miller, Millercreek Farms, Jonesburg, MO Isabella Miller, Jonesburg, MO Katlyn Miller, Jonesburg, MO Kelsey Miller, Jonesburg, MO Savannah Miller, Jonesburg, MO Cody Phillips, Cross Timbers, MO Marenna Pomeroy, Bolivar, MO Scott Rasa, Higginsville, MO Sadie Roy, Trenton, MO Colton Spencer, Aurora, MO Morgan Wallace, Gentry, MO Louise Walter, Higbee, MO Jody Wing, Bolivar, MO Greg Zeitlow, Zeitlow Dist Co., Boonville, MO See the MCA Membership Form on page 61

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For More Information Contact: Erin Larimore (660) 281-5518 or check out our website: agebb.missouri.edu/select. The Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifers, Inc. and sales are sponsored by the Missouri Beef Cattle Improvement Association in cooperation with University of Missouri Extension; College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources; Division of Animal Sciences; College of Veterinary Medicine; Missouri Department of Agriculture; and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.

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Straight

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with Mike Deering Money in the Bank Most of us are likely ready for a refresh. This year has been rough and taken its toll on almost every aspect of our lives. It has pretty much sucked, to be perfectly honest and blunt. I foolishly thought this craziness would settle by March, but here we are just a couple months from 2021 with no end in sight. It is easy to lose sight of the many blessings in our lives. Money may be the root of all evil, but it is also a necessity and a blessing. This association often works on long-term issues that will help preserve your operation well into the future for the next generation of farmers and ranchers. I am proud of that work, but we also fight to protect your bottom line today so that you can keep your operation financially viable well into the future.

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There are a lot of examples I can turn to as it relates to those “money in the bank” issues, but I am going to rewind to legislation passed in 2016, as it is very relevant today. This association pushed SB 641, which put agricultural disasters on the same level as other disaster payments where assistance is not taxed as income. No one wants disaster assistance, but you should be able to keep those dollars in their entirety to help keep your operation afloat during a crisis.

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Of course, Governor Jay Nixon vetoed the legislation claiming it was going to cost the state $50 million in the first year. We worked with economists to show those numbers were drastically exaggerated. Four years later, I can say we were right. Thankfully, legislators from both sides of the aisle agreed with us in 2016, and they overrode the governor’s veto putting the legislation into law and ensuring disaster assistance is not to be subject to state income tax.

Executive Vice President While the motivation behind the legislation was assistance received by producers during droughts, we worded it in such a way that all disaster-related assistance would be included. Fast-forward to 2020 and the COVID-19 mess we continue to wade through. The Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) provided two rounds of payments to cattle producers to assist producers during this crisis. No matter your opinion on CFAP or the structure of those payments, it was money on the table for you to utilize, and you have every right to expect to use those dollars in their entirety. Thanks to the legislation passed four years ago, Missouri producers will not have to pay one red cent in state income taxes on those CFAP payments. This is one of the many examples of provisions led by this association that continues to help add a little protection to your bottom line. This issue, like every single MCA policy, started at the grassroots level. That is why it is so important we hear from you, and we try to provide multiple ways for you to be heard and for you to bring policy forward. One way is for you to attend the annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show that will be held January 8-10 at Margaritaville in Osage Beach in person or participate in the business meetings virtually. I hope to see you there in some form or fashion.


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Missouri Cattlemen’s Back Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2020

17 State Cattle Groups Voice Support for Legislation COLUMBIA, MISSOURI (October 20, 2020) Missouri Cattlemen’s Association along with 16 other state cattle organizations sent letters to U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, and U.S. Congressman Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Chairman of the House Committee on Agriculture, pushing for support of S. 4647 and H.R. 8557 respectively, the proposed Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2020. The Senate version is sponsored by U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) and the nearly identical House version is sponsored by U.S. Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.). The letter, which also went to U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, and U.S. Congressman Mike Conaway (R-Texas), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Agriculture, thanked the legislators for their support of cattle producers across the country and called for quick and diligent consideration of this important agricultural bill. “S. 4647/ H.R. 8557 represent a balanced approach between providing key information and transparency for cattle producers while maintaining confidentiality for the packing sector of the beef industry,” the letter affirmed. “We would respectfully request that the Cattle Market Transparency Act of 2020 be given full and fair consideration by the Senate/House Agriculture Committees and a hearing be scheduled on this bill at the first appropriate date possible.” As detailed in the letters, the cattle industry and national markets are working to recover from “black swan”

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1st Thursday Nite of Each Month: 6:00 p.m. Bred Cows and Breeding Bull Sale

John P. Harrison 573-386-5150 Jack Harrison 573-386-2186 David Bell 660-327-5633

events occurring prior to and during the COVID-19 pandemic. This legislation would assist producers as they fight to recover from residual consequences and provide long-term structural changes to the cattle markets. Specifically, supporting organizations requested support of proposed regional cash minimums, beef contract library, 14-day slaughter report and modifications to confidentiality guidelines to ensure all information is transparent. “Let us be clear, the thousands of cattle producers our respective organizations represent do not ask for any type of market manipulation or guaranteed profit,” the letter stated. “We simply ask for the information to be made readily available to allow cattle producers the ability to make informed and educated decisions that will best benefit their operation.” Along with MCA, the letter was authored by Alabama Cattlemen’s Association; Arkansas Cattlemen’s Association; Georgia Cattlemen’s Association; Iowa Cattlemen’s Association; Illinois Beef Association; Minnesota State Cattlemen’s Association; Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association; Nebraska Cattlemen; New Mexico Cattle Growers Association; North Dakota Stockmen’s Association; Ohio Cattlemen’s Association; Oregon Cattlemen’s Association; South Dakota Cattlemen’s Association; Tennessee Cattlemen’s Association; Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Association and Wyoming Stock Growers Association.

Missouri Producers Celebrate Vulture Legislation Source: MCA Prime Cuts - October 8, 2020 Missouri beef producers won a long battle this week as the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to protect livestock from predation, compensate livestock producers who experience depredation by federally protected species, and fund methods to reduce conflicts between humans and predators.


With great efforts from the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and other state affiliates, the America’s Conservation Enhancement (ACE) Act was approved containing a number of provisions designed to address impacts that wildlife and wildlife management can have on livestock production. MCA Region 3 Vice President Charlie Besher traveled to Washington D.C. last year to testify on the impact of black vultures to Missouri livestock producer. “The passage of this legislation should be a relief to cattlemen and women across the country,” Besher said. “It is critical that producers have the tools they need to protect themselves and their livestock from predators, and this act helps make that possible. We are grateful

for all who worked in favor of the rule and look forward to having access to the resources we worked so hard to secure.” The ACE Act includes depredation payments for livestock producers who experience livestock losses caused by federally protected species, while also authorizing funding for producers to carry out nonlethal deterrence activities, as well as funding to improve invasive species control and prevention efforts, a provision designed to develop innovative ways to reduce human-predator conflict, and establishes of a task force to address prevailing concerns about Chronic Wasting Disease (CWD) that occurs in cervids like deer, moose, and elk. The bill now awaits signature by President Trump.

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BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS The NEW Beef Industry Long Range Plan 2021-2025 This fall, the national Long Range Plan (LRP) has been launched for the beef industry setting objectives and goals to grow. Following is a summary of the plan. Industry Objectives 1. Grow global demand for U.S. beef by promoting beef’s health and nutritional benefits, satisfying flavor and unparalleled safety. 2. Improve industry-wide profitability by expanding processing capacity and developing improved valuecapture models. 3. Intensify efforts in researching, improving and communicating U.S. beef industry sustainability. 4. Make traceability a reality in the U.S. beef industry. Drive Growth in Beef Exports Negotiate and execute free trade agreements. Drive adoption of traceability. Identify and address export customer needs and values. Advocate for the adoption and use of international science-based trading standards. Collaborate with targeted partners to promote U.S. beef in foreign markets. Invest in research, marketing and education programs.

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Growing Beef Exports – Goals 1. Grow U.S beef exports to 17% of U.S. beef production by 2025. 2. Grow the value of U.S. beef exports as a percent of total beef value to 21% by 2025. 3. By 2025, 75% of all cattle producing states are participating in a nationwide animal disease traceability program. (e.g. U.S. Cattle Trace).

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Grow Consumer Trust in Beef Production Measure, document, improve and communicate the net environmental impact of beef production. Educate medical professionals, diet and health experts about beef and beef production: Align and collaborate with traditional and nontraditional partners to tell the positive story of beef cattle production. Engage positively in the sustainable nutrition conversation.

Expand efforts in educating the public about BQA and its impact on animal well-being: Expand BQA to include verification. Develop a direct-to-consumer beef safety campaign. Growing Consumer Trust – Goals 1. Improve the Consumer Trust Index by five percent by 2025. 2. Grow BQA certifications by a 10% per year and achieve standardization of the BQA program by 2023. Safeguard and Cultivate Investment in Beef Industry Research, Marketing and Innovation Increase industry funds for beef marketing, promotion and research: Encourage the cooperation and collaboration of existing industry advisory committees to identify and prioritize research. Develop and implement new genomic tools and technologies. Increase industry resources for production research: Generate support for vital industry research by: • Encouraging additional funds through voluntary or structured programs; • Engaging in collaborative efforts with universities, agricultural experiment stations and federally funded research agencies; • Cultivating support from philanthropic organizations, endowments, private parties, accelerators/incubators, etc. • Ensure that publicly-funded research and intellectual capital remains in the public domain: • Advocate for legislation and policies to protect and increase funds for research and education through Agricultural Research Service (USDA) and Universities. Explore and educate producers on creative land use alternatives to generate new revenue streams.


Safeguard and cultivate investment in beef industry research - Goals: 1. Increase national industry program funding for beef marketing, research and promotion efforts to $100 M by 2025. 2. Quantify the existing public research funding for beef industry production issues and grow funding by 25% by 2025. 3. Preserve the existing Beef Checkoff. Develop and Implement Better Business Models to Improve Price Discovery and Value Distribution Across All Segments Increase packer capacity. Develop production/processing/marketing systems that result in more equitable margin distribution. Explore business models and risk management tools that result in more sustainable producer profit opportunities. Use innovative methods and technologies to value carcasses based on eating satisfaction and yield. Develop/implement business models improving price discovery and value distribution - Goals: 1. Maintain a cowherd of 30-31 million with growth targets of 32-32.5 million head. 2. Grow packing capacity by (7,000 head per day) by 2025. 3. By 2023, identify and develop margin analysis metrics tracking margin distributions to increase understanding of distributions from cow/calf, through packing sectors.

Promote and capitalize on the multiple advantages of beef - Goals: 1. By 2025, achieve a Wholesale Beef Demand Index of 124. 2. By 2025, narrow perception gaps between beef and chicken by at least five percentage points.

Improve the Business and Political Climate of Beef Demonstrate beef’s sustainability message and role in regenerative agriculture. Defend beef’s product identity. Ensure beef’s inclusion in dietary recommendations. Manage the political and regulatory environment. Drive improvement in food safety. Protect and promote grazing on public and private land. Develop crisis management plans. Collaborate with other organizations to advance policy priorities. Defend science-based production technologies. Improve the business and political climate for beef - Goals: 1. By 2025, at least 75% of producers will agree that the beef industry is effectively addressing opportunities and challenges in a way that enhances the business climate for beef. 2. By 2025, 20% of cow/calf producers have a written grazing management plan. 3. Ensure that salmonella is not listed as an adulterant. For more information, visit BeefLongRangePlan.com.

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Promote and Capitalize on the Multiple Advantages of Beef Promote the role of beef in a healthy and sustainable diet. Implement a marketing campaign that communicates beef’s advantage compared to alternative proteins. Develop targeted marketing programs focused on the highest opportunity market segments: Cultivate collaborative promotion partnerships. Promote innovative online marketing, packaging and shipping solutions to enable direct marketing of beef. Engage consumers in a memorable beef eating experience. Develop a more interactive and exciting beef purchasing experience. Promote underutilized beef cuts and new variety meats.

3. By 2025, increase beef’s value index by at least five percentage points.

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Missouri Beef House By Beef House Team

AHCA Returns On Thursday, October 15, 2020, the MCA Beef House was opened to serve our delicious beef burgers to 100 competitors and guest in the 9th Annual American Horseman Challenge Association (AHCA) held this year at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia, Missouri. AHCA members from North America had the opportunity to compete with individuals from outside their local competition area in an obstacle course event, perfect for all riders, all disciplines and every skill level. The four day event included a Bar-B-Q on Thursday evening at the MCA Beef House sponsored by the Sedalia Chamber & Convention & Visitors Bureau for the seventh consecutive year. Executive Director Carolyn Crooker said “An area of tourism some people may overlook is private events that bring in new visitors… on the fairgrounds and the economic impact for our community.”

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AHCA: what is it you ask? AHCA is a timed equine obstacle course event with divisions for all ages and all levels of riders and horses. Rules allow riders to use strategy when completing an obstacle to showcase the horse’s training and the partnership with the rider. Although this is a timed event the emphasis is on horsemanship, the events promote camaraderie in a family friendly atmosphere and competitions are conducted with the utmost of respect and

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integrity. “The mission of the AHCA is to promote horsemanship and sportsmanship at its highest level while providing an arena of camaraderie within a competitive obstacle course setting. Its purpose is to instill public awareness and respect for the horse while members strive to improve their horsemanship skills.” The American Horseman Challenge of America values include Competition, Camaraderie, Respect, and Integrity according to AHCA website www. americanhorsemanchallenge.com if you want to learn more. A BIG Thanks goes out to MCA Volunteers, Suetta Carter, Marvin Dieckman, John & Kathy Harris, Eric Kraus, Ted & Merrilyn Williams and Pat & Patty Wood who graciously accepted the MCA challenge to cook and serve this delicious meal. Thought for the month: Thank You for the food before us, the friends beside us, and the love between us.


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COUNTY NEWS

See What’s Happening in Your County

Barton County The Barton County Cattlemen met October 12, 2020. Brett Faubion, our new president started the meeting. An invocation was given by Donnie Lucietta. The meal was sponsored by MO-KAN Livestock Market. Scott Nolting and his daughter, Paydon prepared a delicious beef brisket meal. Bill Nance, auctioneer, at MO-KAN Livestock Market spoke about their MO-KAN Max Advantage Pre-Vac Program. He explained how this program gives the cattle seller an advantage over cattle not in this program. The program features vaccinations. The buyer receives

Retiring president, Daryl Kentner (left) and new president Brett Faubion (right).

a record of the vaccinations given. This program results in the buyer being willing to pay a higher price for cattle. For additional information on the MO-KAN Max program call 660-679-6535.

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The next speaker was Mark Russell, Executive Director of the Missouri Beef Industry Council. Mark presented good news that the demand for beef is back up in spite of effects that might be expected by the COVID-19 virus. Consumption of beef in the United States is 59 pounds, up from 54 pounds of beef annually for each person. June was a high volume sales month. He compared new protein products to ground beef. The new protein products contain 350 mg. sodium and more calories per serving. They are made from 20 to 30 ingredients. Ground beef contains 60 to 70 mg. sodium in the same serving size. He explained the Mo Beef Mo Kids program. This program aims to provide more beef in students’ meals, while implementing food and nutrition education in the classroom. There are also grants available to offset education or promotion of consumption of beef.

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The next meeting will be at Memorial Hall in Lamar, Missouri, in November, date to be announced. To become a member of the Barton County Cattlemen’s, go to: mocattle.org. Our Facebook page is “Barton County Cattlemen’s Association.”


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Polk County Polk County Cattlemen’s Association held their first meeting since March on October 8 at the Polk County Fairgrounds under the cattle pavilion. We had about 75 attend to honor our scholarship recipients and our local law enforcement. We had four of our nine $750 scholarship students attend. This is something we generally do in April or May, but with the craziness this year we are a little behind. It was great to see so many

come out to join us on a beautiful fall evening and enjoy a ribeye sandwich. We have done a few cookings this year including the 4th of July Celebration of Freedom, Country Days and a retirement dinner for one of our local banks. Our Representative Mike Stephens also provided us with an update.

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Hwy 42 West • Vienna Missouri 65582 45 Miles South of Jefferson City Selling All classes of Cattle Wednesday • 10:00 a.m. Featuring ‘Star-Vac Program’ Cattle Weekly DVAuction Service for convenient online viewing & bidding For More Information Call… David Patton Office Ross Patton Bill Patton 573-308-6655 573-422-3305 573-308-6657 573-308-6658 Visit our website: www.scrsvienna.com or E-mail us: scrsvienna@gmail.com “Make South Central your Livestock Market”

The Henry County Cattleman held a meeting Oct 21 at Dietz Family Buffet with 26 people attending. Meal was sponsored by Rick’s Tire and Henry County Cattleman. Amie Breashear from Extension presented information about farm succession. Marvin Dieckman MCA president shared state activities with members. 57th State Rep Rodger Reedy updated members on activity at the capital. Scholarship receipants are Abbie Dameron, Miles Bailey, and Kennedy Early. HCC usually grills for Veterans Day at the Warrensburg VA but is unable to this year due to Covid restrictions placed on the campus. Next meeting will be at Dietz Family Buffet November 19 at 6:30.


St. Clair County St. Clair County Cattlemen met on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at the Osceola School District in Osceola. There were 26 members and guests present. The Kennon Brothers with Stewart and Kiefer Real Estate talked to the group about how their business was started in 1932 by Maxine and Dick Kiefer. The business over 85 years later is now owned by Bret and Brian Kennon who are the fourth generation, and it is known as a gold standard for real estate in Missouri. Bret and Brian discussed the land prices for the state as compared to St. Clair County and the difference in price between pasture, row crop, and timber land. Stewart and Keifer Real Estate has their listings listed online and hold online auctions on some of the listings. To see what they have available, look at stewartandkiefer.com.

The next meeting is the annual meeting on November 7, 2020, at 6:30 p.m. at Assembly of God Church in Osceola. Dr. Scott Brown with the University of Missouri-Columbia will be speaking to the cattlemen. If you plan to attend please RSVP to Lawanna at 660-4927259 by Monday, November 2, 2020.

Thanks to Bret and Brian Kennon of Stewart and Kiefer Real Estate for sponsoring the meeting! Thanks to Chuck Simpson and the Osceola FFA for the meal! The next round for the MO Beef for MO Kids program will be in December. Thank you to all our donors so far: Bill Creek, Phillip Johnston, Legacy Bank, Community First Bank, Jim Falk Motors, OakStar Bank, Hawthorne Bank, Dull and Heany Law Offices and Gregg Smith Ford for 20-21 school year. We sent two beef cattle in September, one was donated by John and Megan Swaters of Deepwater and one was purchased from donations. Anyone interested in donating should contact a St. Clair County Cattlemen’s board member.

Bret and Brian Kennon of Stewart and Kiefer Real Estate talking with the Cattlemen.

The cattlemen have been busy cooking at local events. They cooked four nights at the Osceola Rodeo selling 500 ribeye steak sandwiches. They held the drawing for their beef raffle on Sunday evening at the Osceola Rodeo. Josh Munsterman of Montrose won the beef raffle. All proceeds will go to support the cattlemen’s scholarship fund. On Thursday, October 1, the cattlemen cooked 200 ribeye steak sandwiches for Wheeler’s 2nd Annual Customer Appreciation Dinner. The cattlemen will be auctioning a Gallagher scale kit valued at $3,600 at Wheeler’s Livestock Auction on Saturday, January 2, 2020, at 6 p.m. All proceeds will go to support the cattlemen’s scholarship fund.

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Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s Association The October 6 meeting of the Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s Association was held at the University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center, Mt. Vernon. The new meeting facility is spacious, comfortable and will be a welcome addition for the community. The smoked brisket meal was sponsored by S & H Farm Supply, Lockwood and catered by Angies Catering Service, Diamond. The Ash Grove FFA officer team gave a short presentation and thank you to the association for gilling at their banquet in the spring. The program for the evening featured Jamie Johansen with Honey Creek Media. Jamie lives at Lebanon but was raised in Lawrence County on Honey Creek which winds through the county. She has a weekly, 30-minute, TV program that showcases a wide variety of agricultural production in southern Missouri. Her message for the folks was to think about your marketing narrative, why you farm and why you want the farm to remain in your family. And what is your passion?

Jamie Johansen with Honey Creek Media addressing the crowd during the SW Missouri Cattlemen’s meeting.

During the business meeting president Jeff Kaal reported on the association’s September 12 tour in eastern Lawrence county. Around 80 attended with good reports that included two front-page stories on Farm Talk.

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Mid-Missouri Cattlemen’s Association had a meeting with QLF – Quality Liquid Feed. Tom Scanlon and Mark Greer took us to JB Hooks in Lake Ozark. We had lunch (steak and potatoes of course), and then we turned to discussion on the products available from QLF.

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QLF has been a pioneer and leader in the liquid feed supplement arena for over 35 years. They offer their customers consistent formulated feeds for a wide range of diets and environments. More and more feed cattle producers are opting to use liquid feed supplements. Scanlon and Greer were explaining how there is less food waste, increased forage intake, reduced shrink, not to mention the overall convenience of using QLF. With QLF protein being at 34%, other liquid feeds simply do not compare! QLF is the largest user of domestic cane molasses, ensuring quality consistency, and high sugar content in their primary ingredient.

The most common way to use QLF is in a lick tank. Each large, 4-lick tank, can handle up to 100 animals. They suggest you have 1 lick available for every 2025 head of cattle. You can also choose to treat your hay bales with the feed. This is done by pouring the feed onto an upturned bale and it will simply seep throughout the bale. This will significantly increase the nutritional value of the hay. Scanlon and Greer did stress the importance of not letting the cattle have free access to “drink” the feed. It must be available to the cattle in a tank or thru the hay bale pouring process. You can get QLF through Miller County Regional Stockyards. We want to thank Wendy Cantrell and her staff as well of the staff at JB Hooks for hosting this meeting. • President – Wendy Cantrell • Vice-President – Candy Stockton • Sec/Treas- Tanya Gardner • Director – Ralph Kliethermes • Director – Brenton Fowler


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The Lafayette County Cattlemen held a Pasture Field Day September 16 at the Gary and Barbara Copenhaver farm at Lexington. Following a BBQ brisket dinner, the group loaded on wagons to tour various paddocks.

The Douglas / Wright County Cattlemen’s Association met on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 6 p.m. in Mountain Grove, Missouri, at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse. The group enjoyed a steak kabob dinner with sides sponsored by Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply of West Plains, Missouri.

Quade Bigler of Miller Seed of Clinton identified different grasses and legumes that had been seeded. He explained characteristics of the varieties and recommendations for seeding and maintenance. He also answered questions regarding forage plantings as well. Gary and Barbara shared details of the grazing rotation they used and answered questions during the tour. Plans are underway for additional meetings during the winter months to learn more about various seeding options for cover crops as well as pasture improvement.

President Ernie Ehlers welcomed the group and gave a treasury report. He proceeded with a blessing before the meal, and 40 members in attendance enjoyed fellowship during dinner. John Williams and Jordan Kinder of Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply introduced Michael Hickinbotham of Custom Labs and Adam McCall of ADM Animal Nutrition. Each gentleman gave an overview of the products and services that they offer to better serve customers’ needs through feed, mineral and custom formulation of products to suit individuals on their farming operations. The Douglas / Wright County group will hold their next meeting on Tuesday, November 10, 2020, at 6 p.m. at Cattlemen’s Steakhouse in Mountain Grove, Missouri. Cattlemen in the area are always welcome and encouraged to attend.

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across the pasture! Billy managed to turn the steer. The dog slid to a stop. He tried to stare the steer down… but he blinked! The steer bellowed at the dog! The dog turned tail and made for the pickup with the steer in hot pursuit! Meanwhile back at the pickup, Wayne stood waving a flake of hay and cursing the dog. The dog sailed by Wayne, leaped and cleared the tailgate by 4 feet and a tail! The steer showed no sign of slowing. Wayne realized his predicament and ran toward the pickup! At 71 he couldn’t leap as high as the dog. He jerked on the tailgate futilely, then dropped and rolled under the pickup. The steer hit the pickup in high gear with a bone jarring “WHANG!” The pickup, conveniently in neutral, rolled off the knoll toward the corral. The dog peered over the tailgate, obviously relieved as he left the scene of the impending accident. Wayne lay flat on his back in a two-section pasture looking up the nostrils of the foaming steer. Havoc now hung in the balance. Now, I can’t swear this last part is true, but it could have happened this way; As the pickup bounced down the hill toward the corral, the steer spied the dog, jumped over Wayne and raced after it. Dog, truck and steer went right into the corral and Billy slammed the gate on the tale.


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American Shorthorn Association Launches Locally Raised Beef Program

Shorthorn Breeders Unite to Promote Fresh, Quality Beef to Consumers Source: ASA - Shelby Diehm In the early days of the global coronavirus pandemic, many Americans faced an unsettling reality: empty grocery store shelves. Dramatic changes set in almost overnight and left families spending all of their time at home, limiting trips to the store and buying in bulk to prepare for the unknown. While the pandemic sent shockwaves across all levels of the U.S. economy, it also provided the chance to serve consumers in new and creative ways. The American Shorthorn Association (ASA) recently launched an initiative to promote members who are offering beef products directly to consumers. It’s called Shorthorn Beef — Locally Raised.

“During the pandemic some consumers faced food shortages, and this brought to light the importance of having a local source for beef,” says ASA President Nancy Grathwohl-Heter. “A local program is appealing to consumers, because they know where their meat is sourced and how it is raised.” The Shorthorn Beef program is an avenue for connecting the breed’s cattle producers with those interested in buying locally raised beef. The effort includes promotional opportunities through social media, the ASA website and other media platforms. “It’s really about families supporting families,” says Montie Soules, ASA executive secretary and CEO. “When you purchase Shorthorn Beef, you’re supporting a family farm and their livelihood. We hope this program continues to open doors between the community and livestock producers.” When buying directly from a local farmer or rancher, Grathwohl-Heter says consumers can purchase a quarter, half or whole Shorthorn beef and receive greattasting, healthy products at a reasonable price point. She and her family manage DTR Cattle Company near Raymond, Kansas, and were early participants in Shorthorn Beef — Locally Raised.

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Grathwohl-Heter says. “We enjoy having a conversation with consumers and sharing our story as a family-owned Shorthorn cattle operation.” The gentle, quiet Shorthorn breed — ideal for familyfocused farms and ranches — has long been known for its superior-quality beef, ASA says. The breed also has a unique ability to produce high levels of marbling combined with greater levels of muscling than other breeds. “Shorthorn cattle have always been known for producing tender and highly marbled beef,” GrathwohlHeter says. “The Shorthorn Beef program highlights the breed’s great end product, and helps breeders create more value and demand for Shorthorn genetics.” Participating members will receive marketing support and be featured on the ASA website among the growing directory of Shorthorn breeders with beef to sell. They will also be able to brand their product using the program’s official logo. “Through this new effort, we hope to provide a niche market for fresh, high-quality local Shorthorn Beef,” Soules says. “Our more than 6,000 adult and junior members from across the country are committed to raising the best possible Shorthorns and supporting the

way of life they enjoy. We want to share that message with consumers.” In addition, Soules sees the effort behind Shorthorn Beef — Locally Raised as an extension of the breed’s American legacy. The Shorthorn was country’s first beef breed and traces its U.S. history to the 1780s. Next year, the organization celebrates its 150th anniversary — making ASA the nation’s oldest beef cattle association. Go online to access the list of Shorthorn Beef participating breeders or contact ASA for more information on how to get involved in the new program. About ASA The American Shorthorn Association’s mission is to serve all members and enhance the value of the Shorthorn breed by managing data, maintaining the integrity of the herdbook, educating members and communicating the value of Shorthorn cattle resulting in the expanded use of Shorthorn genetics in the U.S. beef industry. Visit www.shorthorn.org to learn more.

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Red Meat Muscle Cut Exports Strong in August; Variety Meats Trend Lower Source: USMEF August exports of U.S. beef and pork muscle cuts were above last year’s strong volumes, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Variety meat exports were lower than a year ago, due in part to the lack of available labor required to harvest and export some items. Led by record-large demand in South Korea and Taiwan, beef muscle cut exports were the largest in more than a year at 89,148 metric tons (mt), up 3.5% year-over-year, while export value increased slightly from a year ago to $611 million. August muscle cut exports also set new records in China and Indonesia and beef exports to Canada continued to gain momentum. Combined beef/beef variety meat exports were 109,752 mt in August, down 4.5% from a year ago. Export value was $673.8 million, down 2% from a year ago but the highest since March. For January through August, beef muscle cut exports were 6% below last year’s pace in volume (627,248 mt) and 9% lower in value ($4.38 billion). Beef/beef variety meat exports were down 8% to 808,659 mt, valued at $4.95 billion (down 9%). August exports of U.S. pork muscle cuts were 180,369 mt, up 1% from a year ago, though value was down 11% to $448.7 million. Combined pork/pork variety meat exports were down 2% in volume (217,893 mt) and 10% lower in value ($528 million). U.S. pork exports remain on a record pace in 2020, with January-August muscle cut exports up 22% from a year ago to 1.68 million mt, valued at $4.45 billion (up 20%). Pork/pork variety meat exports were up 17% in volume at just under 2 million mt, with value up 18% to $5.13 billion. In August, pork exports to Japan were higher year-overyear and exports to Vietnam set a new record for the second consecutive month. While still lower than a year ago, exports to Mexico and Colombia continued to show improvement.

“Record beef shipments to Korea, Taiwan and China show the kind of rebound U.S. beef can achieve as the foodservice sector gradually recovers and adapts, and we are excited to see demand strengthen further entering the fourth quarter,” he said. “Pork demand is also recovering in some of the regions hardest hit by COVID-19 restrictions, and we see continued export growth in countries where domestic production has been impacted by African swine fever. U.S. pork is also making significant gains in Japan, including dramatic growth in ground seasoned pork and strong demand for chilled U.S. pork cuts in the regional retail sector.” U.S. lamb exports in August were the second largest of 2020 in both volume (3,129 mt, up 162% from a year ago) and value ($3.04 million, up 65%). With Mexico as the main growth driver, January-August lamb exports climbed 36% above last year to 14,428 mt, though value was down 3% to $17 million. A more detailed summary of the January-August export results for U.S. beef, pork and lamb, including marketspecific highlights, is available on the USMEF website.

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“The upward trend in muscle cut exports is very encouraging and especially critical as beef and pork production continue to rebound from the interruptions earlier in the year,” said USMEF President and CEO Dan Halstrom. “Maintaining variety meat volumes has been especially challenging this year but we continue to expand and develop destinations for these items, which are essential to maximizing carcass value.”

Halstrom said COVID-19 continues to impact many countries, but the recovery in foodservice is well underway in China and Taiwan and there is progress in other main markets, including Japan and Korea. Even as foodservice activity increases, strong retail and online sales persist.

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Dalebanks Angus Earns CAB Seedstock Honors By Miranda Reiman, CAB Doing right by their customers means raising the best cattle they can. For the Perrier family of Eureka, Kansas, that’s a philosophy, business model and family code all wrapped into one. Matt, Amy and their children, along with his parents Tom and Carolyn Perrier operate Dalebanks Angus. The designation traces back to ancestors who kept a bit of their English heritage alive with their farm name when they settled the Kansas plains. “Our breeding philosophies are generations deep,” Matt Perrier says. His great-grandpa saw these “unique” MBCSept2014c.qxp_Layout 9/24/14 9:59 AM in Page 62 and brought cattle at the 1American Royal 1903, the first Angus to their ranch the next year. Then his grandpa crafted a simple phrase, which the family has further distilled to the tagline for their whole program: “Practical, profitable genetics.” The Perriers say strength in their customers’ bottom line means strength in their own, and profitability has to happen at every step along the beef chain. Dalebanks Angus recently earned the 2020 Seedstock Commitment to Excellence Award from the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand. Always Improving As a boy, Perrier remembers concerns with lower beef demand and a fledgling high-quality Angus beef brand. Anyone who thought CAB was a real target?

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“They got laughed at,” he says. “When I see that logo, I see folks who believed there was a reason to breed cattle that met consumers’ demand. I see folks who shrugged their shoulders and said, ‘I don’t care that the rest of the industry is telling us to go the exact opposite way.’” Yet, it took an entire shift in the industry before it made sense to everyone. “We needed a way for cattle—that were more desirable for our consumer—to get rewarded for that kind of production. It wasn’t happening in the ’80s and early ’90s,” his father says. “Now it has accomplished what it set out to do…and I’m glad that we’ve been a little part of that.” It’s one of the reasons his son carries on the tradition of keeping cattle consistent, moderate in size and balanced for all traits, while making improvements on multiple fronts. “We know we could breed cattle that are fancier, but we also know through the centuries, our customers have looked to us, not just for prettier cattle or cattle that excel in one trait, but that are profitable for them,” Perrier says. The sale book is full of cattle that bear the Targeting the Brand logo, signifying bulls with a higher likelihood of siring calves that reach 50% CAB brand acceptance or better. The 2019 book featured 109 bulls with the mark, or 73% of their offering. “Hopefully that proves, even though we breed for bulls and females that are of exceptional maternal value,


we’re making simultaneous improvement in both of those areas,” he says. Perrier spent seven years as a Regional Manager and later Director of Commercial Programs for the American Angus Association and Tom served on the board in the ’80s—they both know programs only work with participants and advancements in breed only happen when the data informs tools. “We still have to recognize that Mother Nature and the environment we’re in is either a pretty powerful ally or enemy,” Perrier says. “If we try to use technology and overcome her completely and feed our way out of ‘problem cattle’ to cover up an issue in the genetics that should have been allowed to show, then we get ourselves in trouble.” So he’s honest with himself and the cattle are honest with him. They learn to walk to water and travel on the rocks and hills, or they don’t stay. But the family that came back to the ranch? They’re here for the long haul.

“I watched my mom and dad fight through the ’80s and keep the thing together. I heard stories about my grandmother and others in the family keeping it together though the Depression and a couple of world wars and everything else,” Perrier says. “There was a certain amount of duty that I felt, that I had to make sure it didn’t end with my generation.” Ava was a baby when they made the move back home. Now 17, she’s a big help on the ranch, along with her siblings Lyle (14), Hannah (11), Henry (9) and Hope (1½). There’s plenty of opportunities for teaching and observing, both technical skill and the value of hard work. It’s proven a great place to learn about life. “We try to be constant learners and get better every day in whatever we’re doing. With our faith, with our sports and activities, with our school and learning and with our work around here,” Perrier says. “We try to make ourselves and those around us better every day.” CAB recognized its 2020 honorees at the brand’s virtual annual conference on September 23 and 24.

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NCF Accepting Applications for CME Group Beef Industry Scholarships  Source: NCBA DENVER, CO (Oct. 2, 2020) – The National Cattlemen’s Foundation is now accepting applications for 2021-2022 beef industry scholarships sponsored by CME Group. Ten scholarships of $1,500 each will be awarded to outstanding students pursuing careers in the beef industry. “Providing continuing education opportunities like the CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship is essential to not only the success of the beef industry, but also the next generation of our nation’s food producers,” said Tim Andriesen, CME Group Managing Director of Agricultural Products. “Our decades-long partnership with the National Cattlemen’s Foundation and NCBA has allowed us to work together to advance risk management education to future beef industry leaders, and we are proud to continue doing so.” The CME Group Beef Industry Scholarship was first introduced in 1989. Today, the scholarship recognizes

and encourages talented students who will each play an important role in the future of food production in America. Students studying education, communication, production, research or other areas related to the beef industry should consider applying for the scholarship. Applicants for the 2021-2022 scholarship must submit a one-page letter expressing their career goals related to the beef industry. Students must also write a 750word essay describing an issue in the beef industry and offering solutions to this problem. Applicants must be a graduating high school senior or full-time undergraduate student enrolled at a two- or four-year college. The applicant or their family must be an NCBA member. Online applications should be submitted by November 13, 2020 at midnight Central Time. To apply, or learn more about the scholarship, visit www. nationalcattlemensfoundation.org. Scholarship winners will be announced during the 2021 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show.

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SALE REPORTS Journagan Ranch/MSU Production Sale 10.3.20 • Springfield, MO • 90 lots 19 Lots- Breeding Age Bulls...........................Avg. $3,826 11 Lots- Spring 2020 Bull Calves..................Avg. $2,545 28 Lots- Cows & Calves.................................Avg. $4,264 17 Lots- Bred Heifers.....................................Avg. $2,550 15 Lots- Fall Calving Cows............................Avg. $2,790 60 Lots- Female Lots......................................Avg. $3,410 Total...................................................................$305,300 Pinegar Limousin Fall Production Sale 10.3.20 • Springfield, MO • 64 lots 28 Fall Bred Females.......................................Avg.$3,203 19 Spring Pairs................................................Avg.$3,013 3 Pregnancies..................................................Avg.$2,933 1 Bull.............................................................Avg.$10,000 13 Show Heifers.............................................Avg. $8,631 Total...................................................................$277,950 Jac’s Ranch Production Sale 10.3.20 • Bentonville, AR • 62 lots 19 Total Registered Bulls.................................Avg.$3,465 43 Total Registered Females...........................Avg.$6,697 Total...................................................................$353,850 Express Ranch Fall Bull Sale 10.5.20 • Yukon, OK • 278 lots 238 Total Registered Bulls..............................Avg. $5,933 40 Total Registered Females..........................Avg. $2,653 Total...................................................................$151,840 Smith Valley Angus Sale 10.9.20 • Salem, MO • 77 lots 3 Older Bulls................................................Avg. $12,233 22 Yrlg.Bulls...................................................Avg. $3,359 25 Total Registered Bulls................................Avg. $4,424 Total...................................................................$323,550

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Heart of the Ozarks Angus Ass’n Sale 10.17.20 • West Plains,MO • 94 lots 35 Total Registered Bulls................................Avg. $3,131 59 Total Registered Females..........................Avg. $2,143 Total...................................................................$236,050 Angell-Thomas Charolais Bull & Heifer Sale 10.17.20 • Paris, MO 15 Open Fall Yearling Red Angus Composite Red Heifers...........Avg. $1,530 13 Spring Charolais Composite Bred Heifers............................Avg. $2,330 20 Charolais/Charolais Composite Bulls.......Avg. $3,375 Frank/Hazelrigg Cattle Co 10.18.20 • Fulton, MO • 100 lots 69 Total Registered Bulls................................Avg. $3,267 41 Total Registered Females..........................Avg. $3,523 Total...................................................................$337,250 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus Sale 10.19.20 • Nevada, MO • 77 lots 66 Total Registered Bulls................................Avg. $6,651 10 Total Registered Females........................Avg. $17,000 Total...................................................................$637,000

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Valley Oaks Angus Sale 10.14.20 • Oak Grove, MO • 74 lots 36 Total Registered Bulls................................Avg. $4,086 38 Total Registered Females..........................Avg. $2,459 49 Commercial Bred Heifers.........................Avg. $1,690 Total...................................................................$240,538

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Missouri Cattle Convention Returns to Osage Beach After three years in Columbia, the 2021 Missouri Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show will return to Osage Beach. On the morning of Tuesday, October 20, 2020, the owners of the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia announced their decision to close. Below is an excerpt from the statement put out by owner Ed Baker: “As of Friday, we have severed our ties with this community. After 35 years, events beyond our control, and quite frankly, beyond comprehension, have brought our forward progress to a screeching halt. Unable to conduct business on a fair playing field because of the arbitrary restrictions placed on doing business in the city of Columbia, we reached a point where the hotel was unable to generate enough revenue to pay the bills. After months of losing business to competitors outside of Columbia, and having local events cancelled without fulfilling the terms of the contracts to pay cancelation fees, the painful decision was made to allow the lender to take possession of the hotel.”

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Due to this unexpected closure, the 53rd Missouri Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show will take place at the Margaritaville Lake Resort. All other convention details will remain unchanged. We hope to see you in Osage Beach! See page 18 for more information.

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ADM Minerals............................................................. 15 American Angus Association........................................ 39 Bellis Family Farm........................................................ 45 BioZyme........................................................................ 13 Buffalo Livestock Market..............................................46 Callaway Livestock Center Inc..................................... 14 Central Missouri Sales Co............................................ 53 Circle A Angus Ranch.................................................. 33 Classified.......................................................................65 Clearwater Farm........................................................... 33 Coon Angus Ranch...................................................... 33 Crestmead Farms Shorthorn........................................ 41 Dalebanks Angus Sale.................................................. 31 F&T Livestock Market..................................................66 Finley Brothers & 5K Cattle Co. Sale........................... 23 Four State Shorthorn Sale............................................ 43 Frank and Hazelrigg Angus......................................... 33 Galaxy Beef LLC.......................................................... 33 GDI............................................................................... 33 Gerloff Farms................................................................ 33 Green’s Welding & Sales...............................................40 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus............................................ 33 HydraBed......................................................................30 Jim’s Motors.................................................................. 53 Joplin Regional Stockyards...........................................68 Kingsville Livestock Auction........................................ 63 Marshall & Fenner Farms............................................. 33 MCA Beef Queen......................................................... 21 MCA Convention Registration................................18-20 MCA Member Benefits.................................................58 MCA Membership Form.............................................. 61 MCA Presidents Council.............................................. 59 MCA Proud Member Signs.......................................... 62

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