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Marty Gerloff, Gerloff Cattle, Chamois, MO Mike & Greg Goller, Goller Cattle Farms, LLC, Jefferson City, MO Kathy Gorrell, T&K Gorrell Farm, Canton, MO Travis Gorrell, T& K Gorrell Farms, Canton, MO Matthew Graham, Eagleville, MO Mike Haffner, Pleasant Hill, MO Kenneth Hayes, West Plains, MO Billy Helvey III, Cole Camp, MO Ethan Hilgedick, Hartsburg, MO Cheryl Hofstetter, Florence, MO Adam Noel Hokanson, Fair Grove, MO Gavin Holterman, St. Thomas, MO Thomas Howard, Mokane, MO Hope Hudson, Palmyra, MO Nathaniel Hudson, Hudsons Four Bar B Farm, Carthage, MO Emma Hurst, Lady Livestock Company, Jefferson City, MO Noah Iles, Higginsville, MO JDH Incorporated, Villisca, IA Brad Jennings, Adrian, MO Luke Jennings, Warrensburg, MO Riley Johnson, Middletown, MO JT Spalding, JT Spalding Farms LLC, Monroe City, MO Tanner Kahl, S/S Farms, Carthage, MO Adler Kautsch, Russellville, MO Connor Kempker, Kempker Farm, Eugene, MO Ethan Kirchner, Call-Kirchner Farm, Eugene, MO Shaelin Kirchner, Call-Kirchner Farm, Eugene, MO Jada Kleffner, Kleffner Farms, Vienna, MO Karissa Klocke, Ewing, MO Levi Lackman, St. Thomas, MO Steve Brockhoff Leona Benson, Lazy B Cattle Co., Brighton, MO David Lemmon, Williamstown, MO MacKenzie Lewis, Ashland, MO Carson Libbert, St. Thomas, MO Chloe Libbert, St. Thomas, MO Alaina Link, Link Farm, Moberly, MO Anna Link, Link Farms, Moberly, MO Courtney Lockhart, Bates City, MO Melanie Loesch, Russellville, MO Chanze Loughead, Kahoka, MO Ethan Lucas, Lucas Farms, Rock Port, MO Eric Luebbert, Marshfield, MO Travis & Melinda Matthews, Carrollton, MO Jaten McCollum, Mahar Farms, Frankford, MO Alvin McConnell, Lewistown, MO Clinton McGill, McGills Farm, Dadeville, MO Chase McGonigal, C & K Productions, Doniphan, MO Josh McGonigal, C & K Productions, Doniphan, MO Thomas Mendenhall, Columbia, MO Ron Miller, Purdin, MO Faith Mills, Asbury, MO Joe Mocca, Black Valley Ranch, Mountain View, MO Guy Wesley Monan, Plainview Farms, Centralia, MO Robert & Missy Montgomery, Strafford, MO Noah Mormann, Mormann Farms, Jefferson City, MO Gwyneth Murphy, Monticello, MO
N. Wyaconda Farms LLC, Wright City, MO Russell Neill, Fair Play, MO Connor Nicholas, Burlington Jct., MO Cully Nichols, Denver, MO Zane Nichols, Ashland, MO Brennan Nick, Maywood, MO Bobby & Alesia Parish, Parish Partnership, Noel, MO Jared Parrigon, Parrigon Dairy, Stotts City, MO October Peterson, Grace Farms, Albany, MO Tommy Phillips, Phillips Cattle Company, Huntsville, MO Morgan Picht, O’Fallon, MO Kyle Prenger, Jefferson City, MO Jacob Rademan, Rademan Farms, Jefferson City, MO James Rademan, Rademan Farms, Jefferson City, MO Chris & Reba Rapp, Rockville, MO Scott Rice, Rices Farms, Lamar, MO Clint Rowen, Sheridan, MO Dokata Rush, Eugene, MO Joseph Russell, Ashland, MO Kenzie Rutledge, Monticello, MO Kelli Ryals, Palmyra, MO Jerry Sartor, Sartor Farms, Mountain Grove, MO Roger Schnake, Stotts City, MO Colby Schulz, Philadelphia, MO Margaret Smith, Southlex Cattle Company, LLC, Lexington, VA William Soden, Horatio, AR Courtney Spear, Carthage, MO Gary Spradling, Wheatland, MO Bradyn Stegeman, St.Thomas, MO Annie Stewart, Connell Henley Farms, St. Thomas, MO Macey Stockman, Stockman Farms, Jefferson City, MO Annamarie Stone, Centralia, MO Zane Stone, Centralia, MO Eugene Just & Susan Jarvis, Mt. Vernon, MO Gavin Talmadge, Rosendale, MO Doug Thomas, Thomas Farms, Brashear, MO Joe & Amy Swiney, Thomson Centennial Farm, Holliday, MO Mark & Mary Tosh, Tosh Farms, Bluejacket, OK Keith Triplett, Palmyra, MO Ben Veasman, Veasman Farms, Brinktown, MO Grace Veasman, Veasman Farms, Brinktown, MO Will Veasman, Veasman Farms, Brinktown, MO Kylin Wagner, Wagner Farms, Sarcoxie, MO Sophie Wagner, Wagner Farms, Sarcoxie, MO Kelsey Wallis, Eldon, MO Waltemath/Parsons Farms Inc., King City, MO Christopher Weisensee, Weisensee Farm, Walker, MO Caleb Werdehausen, Werdehausen Farms, Jefferson City, MO Cole Wolken, Wolken Farm, Jefferson City, MO Molly Wolken, Wolken Farm, Jefferson City, MO Cody Wood, Wlkfarms, Sedalia, MO Shannon Yerington, Anderson, MO John Yutzy, West Plains, MO Jonas Yutzy, Pomona, MO Megan Zimmerman, Zimmerman Farm, Centertown, MO
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Haleigh Amos, Monroe City, MO Adam Beegle, Arrowleaf Farms, Jackson, MO Cheyenne Austin, Appleton City, MO Clint Bailey, Bailey Family Farms, Curryville, MO J D Barry, Clarence, MO Andrew Batdorf, Niangua, MO Emma Batye, Bolinger Farms, California, MO Dakota Beckfield, Sturgeon, MO Bradley Berendzen, California, MO Kaidyn Bisges, Bisges Farm, Jefferson City, MO Gage Bolinger, California, MO Kade Bolinger, California, MO Sawyer Bolinger, Ashland, MO Mark Bonderer, M&G Bonderer Farm, Chillicothe, MO Bethany Bourgeous, Bourgeous Family Farm, Carthage, MO Colten Bourgeous, Bourgeous Family Farm, Carthage, MO Steve Boyers, The Boyerosa, Poplar Bluff, MO Ray Bratlen, Pineville, MO Kenna Braun, Dennis Braun & Sons Farm, Jefferson City, MO Holly Brennecke, Russellville, MO Ethan Brouillard, Brouillard Farm, Carthage, MO James Brown, Brookside Red Angus, Jackson, MO Phillip Brown, Browns’ Prairie Farm LLC, Moberly, MO Reed Bruns, Bellflower, MO Amy Bryan, Palmyra, MO Bryce & Karlee Burr, Wyaconda, MO Wyatt Butyenek, Madison, MO Greg & Pam Callahan, Centerview, MO Kirk Campbell, Campbell Farms Trucking LLC, Asbury, MO Rick Cantwell, Fair Grove, MO Ryleigh Case, Case Farms, Russellville, MO Tannah Cassatt, Country Care Charolais, Webb City, MO Ed & Teresa Clifford, C Bar C Ranch, Mountain Grove, MO Cloyce Coffman, Stewartsville, MO Cole County Cattlemen’s Association Thomas Coletti, A Place To Grow, St. Charles, MO Russell Conklin, Conklin Angus, Hallsville, MO Dakota & Annah Crow, Crow Land & Cattle, Norton Shores, MI Dillon Crow, Crow Land & Cattle, Lake Wood, CO Eliza Crow, Crow Land & Cattle, Norton Shores, MI Jaxon Crow, Crow Land & Cattle, Norton Shores, MI Norman Cunningham, Cunningham Farms, Cathage, MO Cynthia Demarest, Demarest Farms, Brookfield, MO Austin Doerhoff, Connell Henley Farms, Henley, MO Travis Dowler, Sedalia, MO Emily Egger, Horse Shoe E. Ranch, Reeds, MO Garrett Egger, Horse Shoe E Ranch, Reeds, MO Grant Egger, Horse Shoe E Ranch, Reeds, MO Kay Eggleston, Eggleston Farms, Arbela, MO James Ellis, Silex, MO Ronald Felten, Pilot Grove, MO Richard Frazier, Laclede, MO
NCBA Announces Leadership Changes The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association announced two significant leadership changes last month. The NCBA Executive Committee of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association confirmed Colin Woodall to serve as the association’s new Chief Executive Officer. Woodall, who was named Wednesday, September 18, 2019 after an exhaustive national search, managed NCBA’s efforts in Washington, D.C., for more than a decade. Since joining NCBA in 2004, Woodall has been instrumental in ensuring the interests of NCBA members and the beef community are well represented in the nation’s Capitol. “Colin has done a great deal for beef producers everywhere in his 15-year tenure with NCBA. Collin’s ability to build coalitions and bring people together across political divides9:59 hasAM resulted in many victories MBCSept2014c.qxp_Layout 1 9/24/14 Page 62 for beef producers across the country,” said NCBA president Jennifer Houston. Houston expressed confidence that the same talents that made Woodall a success in the nation’s Capitol will translate to Woodall’s responsibility to lead NCBA. “Colin’s passion for the beef community has made him one of the most effective advocates in American agriculture,” said Houston. Originally from Big Spring, Texas, Woodall graduated from Texas A&M University. Following graduation, he worked both as a grain elevator manager and sales manager for Cargill at several locations in western Kansas and the Oklahoma panhandle before moving to Washington, D.C., to work on Capitol Hill.
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“I am very thankful for the opportunity to lead NCBA and to serve the beef community as the next CEO of the association. American beef producers are the best people I know and although our industry faces many challenges, I am confident we can overcome them,” said Woodall. Ethan Lane was also named to serve in the role of Vice President, Government Affairs. In his new role, Lane will guide NCBA’s policy efforts in Washington, D.C., where he has extensive experience advocating on behalf of cattle producers. Lane has been serving as Executive Director of the Public Lands Council and NCBA Federal Lands. In that role, Lane has been a driving force in many of NCBA’s most important policy wins. His leadership skills and extensive political experience make him an effective choice to lead NCBA’s Washington, D.C., office and the association’s ongoing policy efforts. “I am looking forward to the opportunity to lead NCBA’s office in Washington, D.C., and I’m fully committed to representing the policy priorities of NCBA members across the nation” said Lane. “By standing together, cattle producers have shown they can push back the burdensome impacts of government overregulation and protect the interests of NCBA members for future generations.” Lane, is a fifth-generation Arizonan, with 18 years of experience in natural resource and land use issues. Prior to his tenure with PLC and NCBA, he owned and operated a consulting firm specializing in natural resource issues.
Study Shows Premium in Cattle from BQA Certified Producers Source: NCBA CENTENNIAL, Colo. ( July 30, 2019) – While producers have traditionally participated in Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) because it’s the right thing to do, there is sound research that indicates BQA certified producers can benefit financially as well. According to a recent study by the Beef Checkoff-funded BQA program and conducted by Colorado State University (CSU), results show a significant premium for calves and feeder cattle sold through video auction markets. The research study “Effect of Mentioning BQA in Lot Descriptions of Beef Calves and Feeder Cattle Sold Through Video-based Auctions on Sale Price,” led jointly by CSU’s Departments of Animal Sciences and Agricultural and Resource Economics, was conducted to determine if the sale price of beef calves and feeder cattle marketed through video auction companies was influenced by the mention of BQA in the lot description. Partnering with Western Video Market, CSU reviewed data from 8,815 video lot records of steers (steers, steer calves or weaned steers) and heifers (heifers, heifer calves or weaned heifers) sold in nine western states from 2010 – 2017.
The result was a premium of $16.80/head for cattle that had BQA listed in the lot description. This value was determined by applying the $2.71/cwt premium found in CSU’s statistical analysis to the average weight of cattle in the study data. When the BQA premium was constant on a per head basis, it implied higher weight-
based premiums for lighter cattle (for example $3.73/cwt at 450 lbs/head) and lower premiums for heavier cattle ($2.24/cwt at 750 lbs/head). “This study was a first of its kind opportunity to utilize advanced data analysis methods to discover if there was a true monetary value to participate in BQA,” said Chase DeCoite, director of Beef Quality Assurance. “Study results clearly show that participation in BQA and BQA certification can provide real value to beef producers. It means that the initiatives within the industry are rewarding cattlemen and women who take action to improve their operations and our industry.” Additional study findings show that over the past 10 years, consistent frequency of BQA mentions have been included in the lot descriptions of cattle selling via video auctions. In some states, like Montana, the frequency of mentions has been fairly sizable and upwards of 10 percent or more of all lots of calves/yearlings offered for sale. Even without documentation of a premium in the past, the results imply that over time many producers have proactively chosen to highlight and emphasize their participation in BQA when marketing their cattle. “The value of a seller being BQA Certified can really only be captured when information is shared between seller and buyer, which is consistently done via the sale of cattle by video auction companies,” said Jason Ahola, Ph.D. and professor of animal sciences at CSU. “By sharing the BQA status of the owner or manager of a set of cattle, the buyer can access information that
is generally otherwise difficult to find in traditional marketing channels. This was a big reason for us to conduct the study, as it became clear that data on sellers’ BQA status were available on a large number of cattle sold through video auctions as well as other traits associated with the cattle. This information affected the ultimate selling price of the cattle.” The results of the BQA value study emphasize the importance of transferring information from sellers to buyers as well as the importance of collecting BQA certification information during the auction process. Daniel Mooney, Ph.D. and assistant professor of agricultural and resource economics at CSU said a lot of information is transmitted from buyers to sellers in video auctions which made it ideal for the analysis. “In addition to the BQA mention, our study controlled for other factors – such as lot characteristics, cattle attributes, and value-added practices like age/source verification and natural certification – that also influenced beef calf and feeder cattle sale prices. Importantly, the BQA premium existed even after accounting for these influential variables,” Mooney said. “Our cow-calf and stocker consignors represent family operations from throughout the western United States
who make their living in the cattle business. Profit margins in these sectors can be very marginal. Finding ways to enhance the marketability of cattle by adhering to best practices is a low-cost means of improving the quality and consistency of the cattle they market,” said Holly Foster, video operations manager of Western Video Market. “By sharing our historical data with researchers at CSU, we felt it would help our sales representatives and consignors as they try to understand the different attributes that cattle buyers are looking for to meet end user requirements.” For more information on the study or to complete online BQA training, go to www.bqa.org/certification. For more information on the BQA program, contact Chase DeCoite at email@example.com.
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NCBA Statement on Secretary Perdue’s Call For Investigation Into Cattle Markets Following Fire WASHINGTON (Aug. 28, 2019) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Jennifer Houston today issued the following statement regarding U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue’s call for an investigation into cattle markets following the recent fire at a Tyson beef processing facility in Kansas. “Today’s announcement by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue demonstrates the government’s
understanding of the extreme strain placed on the cattle industry by the plant fire in Holcomb, Kansas. “We encourage USDA to look at all aspects of the beef supply chain and to utilize internal and external expertise in this investigation. We believe it adds transparency that will help build confidence in the markets among cattlemen and women.”
MCA President Bobby Simpson Issues the Following Statement on USDA Announcement COLUMBIA, MISSOURI (August 28, 2019) - “We applaud U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue for listening not to conspiracy theories or charts and graphs of economists. He leaned on the expertise of the men and women who have successfully made their living in the cattle business through mercurial markets, regulatory uncertainty, unpredictable weather and much more. These producers - from the cow/calf operator to the backgrounder to the feeder to the livestock market - understand the markets. They are good at what they do and when the overwhelming majority speak, we listen and this administration does as well.”
“Cattle producers have sound reason to question market events that transpired after the Holcomb fire. While a sharp decrease in slaughter capacity was anticipated, slaughter actually increased some 9,000 head from the week prior to the fire. Further, most expected this market
disruption to cause uncertainty, but few could believe in one week fed cattle prices would drop 5% and Choice boxes would spike 9% while total slaughter increased. All the while, prices for feeder calves plummeted. The financial woes do not reside within one segment of the industry. It impacts the entire chain and causes lending institutions a high level of uncertainty as equity dwindles across the board.” “We back Secretary Perdue’s investigation into the market reaction in live cattle markets and boxed beef subsequent to the Holcomb fire. There is no harm in conducting an investigation to ensure integrity of the markets and to respond to the justified concerns of thousands of U.S. cattle producers. In fact, it’s simply the right thing to do. No matter the result of the investigation, good can come from better understanding what took place and how to best mitigate future disruptions.”
Gov. Parson Receives Wide and Unprecedented Early Support from Missouri Ag. Leaders Fulton, MO – In unprecedented show of early support, Governor Mike Parson today received the backing of Missouri’s agriculture leaders representing a wide range of farmers and commodities. In an event at Means Family Farm near Fulton, the Missouri Agribusiness Association, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Missouri Corn Growers Association, Missouri Farm Bureau, Missouri Pork Association, and Missouri Soybean Association all endorsed Governor Mike Parson saying he is the leader they want in the governor’s office to stand up for Missouri agriculture. “I am honored to have the strong support and confidence of Missouri’s agriculture community,” Governor Parson said. “Growing up on a small farm, and later starting and running a cattle farm, I know the hard work Missouri farm families put in day in and day out to feed our country and the world and fuel our state’s agricultural economy. It was on the farm where I first learned the value of hard work, being a good neighbor and being a good steward of the land. These values have always stayed with me and I know anything is possible if you work hard. Thank you to all Missouri farmers for the work you do to make our state’s leading industry a success.”
Governor Parson has been a key advocate for Missouri agriculture throughout his public service including his advocacy for Right to Farm. In 2014, he advanced Right to Farm legislation in the Missouri Senate. This measure was passed by Missouri voters and made the right to farm in Missouri a constitutional right in the state constitution. The early support from Missouri agriculture leaders 14 months ahead of the election shows that Governor Parson is starting his campaign with a strong and wide foundation of support. “MO AG is proud to endorse fellow farmer and businessman Mike Parson for governor. Governor Parson understands how vital Missouri’s infrastructure is to our farms and agriculture businesses and his proven leadership on issues that matter to agriculture make it easy for us to support him wholeheartedly.” MOAG President and Executive Director Steve Taylor “Governor Mike Parson is no stranger to hard work because he’s a cattleman. The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association endorses Mike because he is one of us and brings his unparalleled work ethic to the Governor’s
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office for the betterment of the entire state. We know he will fight relentlessly for agriculture, which is the corner post of rural Missouri. He stands with us and we will fight for him and celebrate alongside him on November 3, 2020.” MCA President and cattleman from Salem Bobby Simpson “The Missouri Corn Growers Association has a longstanding relationship with Governor Mike Parson. During his tenure in the state legislature, his service as lieutenant governor, and now as the 57th governor of this great state, Governor Parson is a proven leader and tireless advocate for Missouri farmers. He knows hard work and doesn’t back down when out-of-state groups try to torpedo our industry. His commonsense approach and ability to create partnerships—not partisan politics—make Governor Mike Parson the right person to continue leading our state forward. The Missouri Corn Growers Association is proud to strongly endorse Governor Mike Parson in this upcoming election.” Missouri Corn Growers Association President Mark Scott, corn grower from Wentzville
“Missouri pork producers endorse Governor Parson because he has proven that he works for rural Missouri. The governor has a record of going to bat for farmers and ranchers and I am proud to announce that the Missouri Pork Association endorses Mike Parson for governor.” MPA Chairman Marcus Belshe, farmer from Henley “Missouri Soybean farmers have worked with Mike Parson for years, and we appreciate his dedication to farm families. He truly gets it, and we’re all stronger thanks to his support of rural communities, infrastructure and opportunities like biodiesel. The Missouri Soybean Association is proud to endorse Mike Parson for Governor for his steadfast leadership and commitment to our state.” C. Brooks Hurst, farmer from Tarkio and president of the Missouri Soybean Association
“Missouri Farm Bureau members voted unanimously to endorse Governor Parson because he is one of us. As a lifelong farmer, he knows what matters to Missouri agriculture and has proven that he will fight for the needs of rural Missouri. He is clearly the best choice to lead our state for the next four years.” Missouri Farm Bureau President Blake Hurst Marvin Dieckman, Bobby Simpson, Governor Mike Parson, Theresa Parson, Patty Wood, and Matt Hardecke.
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2019 American Royal Livestock Show October 16 - October 27 Kansas City, Missouri
American Royal Announces Winners of the 8th Annual American Royal Steak Contest Kansas City, Missouri – The American Royal is pleased to announce the results of the 8th Annual American Royal Steak Contest. Congratulations to the following Grand and Reserve Grand Champions: Gladhour Farm – Grand Champion Grass Fed Beef Stemple Creek Ranch – Reserve Grand Champion Grass Fed Beef Valley Oaks Steak Company – Grand Champion Grain Fed Beef Vermont Wagyu at Spring-Rock Farm – Reserve Grand Champion Grain Fed Beef On July 24, a panel of invited judges in the fields of production, journalism, and culinary arts assembled in the test kitchen on the campus of Kansas State Olathe to participate in a blind judging of steak entries. The assembled judges evaluated 30 steak entries submitted
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“The American Royal Steak Contest gives beef producers the opportunity to put their best steaks up against steaks from other top producers for the chance to be named the best tasting steak in the country,” said Glen Alan Phillips, president and CEO of the American Royal. “In its 8th year the contest continues to attract many of the best beef producers from across the country.” Steaks were judged in a blind taste test based 60% on Flavor (Overall 30%, Sustained 15%, and Finish 15%) and 40% on Texture ( Juiciness 20% - 10% Initial, 10% Sustained, and Tenderness 20%). Entries were submitted from two categories, Grain Fed Beef and Grass Fed Beed. Full results from the contest can be found at Americanroyal.com/our-royal-events/steak-contest/.
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2019 American Royal Livestock Show Changes & Reminders Breeding Animals • Breeding shows marked with an (*) in the tentative schedule will begin at posted time or 30 minutes following the conclusion of the Livestock Judging competition, whichever is first. Eligibility • All market exhibitors are required to complete a Quality Assurance program. Examples include: Youth for the Quality Care of Animals, Quality Counts, Beef Quality Assurance, Pork Quality Assurance, or other programs approved by the American Royal. The program name and certificate number will be required on all market entry forms. Exhibitors failing to submit this information will have entries returned as incomplete and will be accessed the $10 re-processing fee. • All junior market animal exhibitors and AOB/ commercial heifer exhibitors must be at least 9 years old and no more than 20 years old on October 27th. Please anticipate an exhibitor age requirement change in 2020 (Revised 6-28-2019). Inspection • All livestock are subject to inspection upon arrival. Junior Premium Livestock Auction Changes • All market animal exhibitors that qualify for the Junior Premium Livestock Auction, will be required to complete an Animal Husbandry form, which can be found at www.americanroyal.com. All medications, vaccinations, injections,
medical treatments and any foreign substances administered, in any form or manner, from the ownership deadline (Friday, August 9th, 2019) through Junior Premium Livestock Auction must be recorded. The American Royal strongly advises all exhibitors to maintain this form from time of ownership and bring with them to the American Royal to ensure accuracy in record keeping. Market Animals • Exhibitors must declare animals being shown at time of entry. • The ability to substitute market animals is available within the same species as originally entered as long as DNA on the animal has been submitted. Substitutions may be made only in the name of the original exhibitor/recorded owner as listed on DNA envelope. Substitutions must be made with the current American Royal substitution form. Market Lambs and Goats • Lamb and Goat Showmanship will take place on Friday, October 18th at 2:30 pm. Miscellaneous • No signage allowed outside your assigned exhibitor space. • Outside alcohol is prohibited at all times within the American Royal Center per City lease agreement. • If you wish to sell goods or services at the American Royal, you must register as a vendor. Swine • Federal ID tags (840 tags or similar) will be used as official identification for swine. Ear notches will not be utilized. • Note changes to the Swine Show schedule.
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2019 American Royal Livestock Show Tentative Schedule Sunday, October 13 6:00 a.m. Intercollegiate Meat Judging ContestsNebraska Beef – Omaha, NE 7:30 p.m. Intercollegiate Meat Judging Contest Award Dinner – Omaha, NE Tuesday, October 15 7:00 a.m. National 4-H Meat Judging Contest – Manhattan, KS Wednesday, October 16 7:00 a.m. Market Steers, American Aberdeen, Braunvieh, Gelbvieh, Miniature Herefords, Red Angus, Salers Move-In 8:00 a.m. National 4-H Meat Judging Contest Awards Breakfast – American Royal Complex 12:00 p.m. Market Hog and Breeding Gilt Move-In 6:00 p.m. Lamb and Goat Move-In
Thursday, October 18 8:00 a.m. Market Steer Check-In 11:00 a.m. Market Steer Weight Cards Due 11:00 a.m. Breeding Gilt Check-In followed by Market Hog Check-In- Governors 1:00 p.m. Weaver Livestock Cattle Clinic - Hale Arena 3:00 p.m. Sullivan Supply Fitting Clinic- Hale Arena 4:00 p.m. Market Hog and Crossbred Gilt Weight Cards Due 5:00 p.m. Sullivan Supply Hog Clinic- Governors 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Social Sponsored by John Deere and Heritage Tractor - Hale Arena Friday, October 18 8:00 a.m. Weaver Livestock Swine Clinic - Governors 9:00 a.m. Breeding Gilt Show (Pedigreed followed by Crossbred) - Governors 10:00 a.m. Market Lamb/Goat Check-In- Upper Ex 12:00 p.m. Market Lamb/Goat Weight Cards Due 12:30 p.m. Weaver Livestock Lamb & Goat ClinicUpper Ex 1:00 p.m. Market Beef/Junior Heifer ShowmanshipWest Side Hale Arena 1:00 p.m. Red Angus Junior/Open Show- East Side Hale Arena 2:30 p.m. Lamb Showmanship- Upper Ex 2:30 p.m. Goat Showmanship- Upper Ex
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5:00 p.m. Swine Showmanship- Governors 6:30 p.m. Sullivan Supply Lamb & Goat ClinicUpper Ex 7:00 p.m. Sullivan Supply Lamb & Goat Fitting Contest- Upper Ex Saturday, October 19 8:00 a.m. Market Hog Show (Pedigreed followed by Crossbred) - Governors 8:00 a.m. Market Lamb Show - Upper Ex 9:00 a.m. Market Goat Show - Upper Ex 8:00 a.m. Gelbvieh Junior/Open Show- West Side Hale Arena 8:00 a.m. Braunvieh Junior/Open Show- East Side Hale Arena 1:00 p.m. Market Steer Show- West Side Hale Arena 1:00 p.m. Salers Junior/Open Show- East Side Hale Arena 7:00 p.m. Royal Gilt Sale- Wagstaff Sale Center Sunday, October 20 8:00 a.m. Miniature Hereford Junior Show/Open ShowWest Side Hale Arena 9:00 a.m. American Aberdeen Open Show- East Side Hale Arena 4:00 p.m. All cattle released- must vacate by midnight 6:00 p.m. Junior Premium Livestock Auction- American Royal Complex
Tuesday, October 22 6:00 p.m. Angus, AOB Junior Heifers, Charolais, Hereford, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn, and Simmental Move-In Wednesday, October 23 7:00 a.m. Angus, AOB Junior Heifers, Charolais, Hereford, Limousin, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn, & Simmental Move-In 1:00 p.m. Livestock Judging Contest Officials MeetingAR Board Room 6:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Coaches MeetingWagstaff Thursday, October 24 7:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging ContestHale Arena 11:00 a.m.* Limousin Junior/Open Show- East Side Hale Arena 11:00 a.m.* Shorthorn Junior/Open Show- West Side Hale Arena 3:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest Awards Banquet- Wagstaff 6:30 p.m. Collegiate Livestock Judging Coaches Meeting- Wagstaff (Continued on page 30)
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Friday, October 25 7:00 a.m. Collegiate Livestock Judging ContestHale Arena 10:30 a.m.* Charolais Royal Breeders Bull Classic- East Side Hale Arena 10:30 a.m.* Maine-Anjou Junior/Open Show- West Side Hale Arena 12:00 p.m. AOB/Commercial Junior Heifer Show- East Side Hale Arena 1:30 p.m. Ten Grand Charolais Sale- Wagstaff Sale Center 2:30 p.m. Junior Heifer Showmanship- East Side Hale Arena 7:00 p.m. Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest Awards Banquet- American Royal Complex Saturday, October 26 8:00 a.m. Angus Junior Heifer Show followed by Angus ROV Show- West Side Hale Arena 8:00 a.m. Charolais Junior Heifer Show followed by National Roll of Excellence Charolais Show- East Side Hale Arena 2:00 p.m. Hereford Sale- Wagstaff Sale Center 5:00 p.m. Hereford Junior Heifer Show- West Side Hale Arena 5:00 p.m. Simmental PTP Bull Show- East Side Hale Arena Sunday, October 27 8:00 a.m. National Hereford Show- West Side Hale Arena 8:00 a.m. Simmental Junior Heifer Show followed by PTP Female Show- East Side Hale Arena 12:00 p.m. Supreme Champion Jr Heifer Show- Hale Arena
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Junior Market Schedule Wednesday, October 16th 7:00 a.m. Market Steer Move-In Begins 12:00 p.m. Market Hog and Breeding Gilt Move-In Begins 6:00 p.m. Market Lambs and Goats Move- In Begins Thursday, October 17th 8:00 a.m. Market Steer Check-In – Lower Ex 11:00 a.m. Breeding Gilt Check-In followed by Market Hog Check-In – Governors 1:00 p.m. Weaver Livestock Cattle Clinic – Hale Arena 3:00 p.m. Sullivan Supply Cattle Fitting Clinic – Hale Arena 5:00 p.m. Sullivan Supply Hog Clinic – Governors 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Social – Hale Arena Friday, October 18th 8:00 a.m. Weaver Livestock Swine Clinic- Governors 10:00 a.m. Market Lamb and Goat Check-In – Upper Ex 1:00 p.m. Market Beef/Junior Heifer Showmanship – West Side Hale Arena 1:30 p.m. Weaver Livestock Lamb and Goat Clinic – Upper Ex 2:30 p.m. Market Lamb and Goat Showmanship – Upper Ex 5:00 p.m. Swine Showmanship – Governors 5:00 p.m. Stierwalt Lamb & Goat Clinic- Lamb/Goat Arena 6:30 p.m. Sullivan Supply Lamb & Goat Clinic – Upper Ex 7:00 p.m. Sullivan Supply Lamb & Goat Fitting Contest – Upper Ex Saturday, October 19th 8:00 a.m. Market Hog Show (Pedigreed followed by Crossbred) – Governors 8:00 a.m. Market Lamb Show – South Arena Upper Ex 9:00 a.m. Market Goat Show – North Arena Upper Ex 1:00 p.m. Market Steer Show – West Side Hale Arena Sunday, October 20th 6:00 p.m. Junior Premium Livestock Auction – Wagstaff Sale Center American Royal Livestock Show General Information/Rules and Regulations apply to the Junior Market Division.
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Callaway Montgomery County Cattlemen The Callaway Montgomery County Cattlemen have been very busy in 2019. Most recently we had the opportunity to serve a Steak and Egg Breakfast for the Farmers for Parson rally on Thursday, September 12 at David Mean’s farm near Fulton, Missouri. It was an historic day as our major state commodity groups all publicly announce their support to re-elect Governor Mike Parson. This has never happened in state history before. It was a great opportunity to hear the Governor and witness this historic moment. In August, several of the members exhibited at the State Fair and worked in the Beef House. Congratulations to Gage Baker of Fulton for exhibiting the overall Grand Champion Steer. Callaway Montgomery Cattlemen’s was proud to support the purchase of the steer at the Sale of Champions. The Youth Tour is also held at the end of August. This year we had six junior members attend. Each year our local association sponsors a student from each county. Representing Callaway was Jillian Bryant and Libby Kleinsorge of represented Montgomery. They toured northeast Missouri this year. Other participants were Alex Kleinsorge, Abbi Kleinsorge, Ahna Sinclair, and Adrienne Bryan. In June, we attend the MCA Steak Fry and supported the PAC. We also hosted the 2nd Annual Auxvasse Rodeo along with the Callaway Youth Expo association. This is a great fundraiser for both groups as the last weekend in June brings several cowboys and spectators
Governor and First Lady Parson take time out to visit with our local associate.
Dr. Kacie Ulhorn presents information on calf illnesses.
to town. We also prepared the burgers for the NRCS tour in our area.
May was Beef Month. Members annually promote beef by smoking up the grill with ribeyes, hamburgers and beef hotdogs in front of Bratcher’s in Montgomery City. We also selected several scholarship winners.
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In April, we helped sponsor a calf grooming clinic held at the Callaway Youth Expo grounds in Auxvasse and grilled some burgers for the weekend participants. We held a producers meeting in Montgomery City in March. Guest speakers were Dr. Kacie Ulhorn with the Hermann Vet Clinic discussing treating and preventing scours, Christie Miller from the Mo Dept of Ag gave an update on MO Beef for MO Kids and other state programs going on and Tammy Teeter gave an update from NRCS. Our MCA Region 2 VP
Chuck Miller stopped by with an update from the State along with MCA Exec VP Mike Deering. Members of our association have facilitated getting MO Beef for MO Kids started at Wellsville-Middletown and North Callaway school districts so far. Our year is always kicked off by our major annual fundraiser held at 54 Country the third weekend of January every year. Another sell our crowd of over 400 guests were served a steak meal prepared by our members. We honored our 2018 scholarship winners, held a silent and live auction and topped of the evening with 54 Country’s house band.
Moniteau County To kick off the Moniteau County Fair August 5-9, the Moniteau County Cattleman’s holds a steak supper on the Saturday before. Over 450 12 oz steaks were served with baked potatoes, salad, baked beans and homemade desserts. This event has been held for over 20 years. Portions of the proceeds are donated back to the Moniteau County Fairboard to make improvements to the livestock facilities on the grounds. The three FFA chapters assist with serving the meal. In September, the cattleman’s sells steak sandwiches and hamburgers at the annual Ham and Turkey Festival. This is another way the beef industry in Moniteau County can be promoted.
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Lafayette County The 2019 Lafayette County Cattlemen’s bus trip took the group to the West this year. Leaving Sunday July 21, the group headed through Nebraska, following detours due to the continued flooding. A stop at The Arch in Kearney gave everyone a chance to stretch their legs before heading to Paxton where dinner was enjoyed at Ole’s Big Game Steakhouse.
Before departing Kearney on Thursday morning, we toured the Classic Car Museum. Lots of reminiscing about “old rides” took place and oohs and ahs echoed through the building. Following lunch in Hays, KS the next stops were in nearby Victoria. The Basilica known as the Cathedral of the Plains was breathtaking and we enjoyed an impromptu concert from a young lady that stopped in and sang. One last ice cream stop and we returned to Lafayette County after another great trip!
Monday, the group arrived in Cheyenne at Frontier Days and enjoyed lunch prior to an exciting afternoon performance of the rodeo. Following the rodeo, the group headed to Terry Bison Ranch where they took a train ride out to see the Bison herd before a barbecue dinner with all the fixings. The rodeo parade was on tap for Tuesday morning in downtown Cheyenne and a guided tour of the downtown gave a chance to learn about the history of early Cheyenne that shaped the city it is today. A picnic lunch at the Pine Bluff rest area included a short hike for the adventurous few! Up next was a short stop at Cabelas in Sydney before dinner at the Urban Table restaurant in Ogallala.
Wednesday morning was spent in North Platte, with a guided tour at the Golden Spike Tower of the Union Pacific Railroad yards and a stop at Fort Cody Trading Post. Following lunch, the group visited the unique Grain Bin Antiques outside of North Platte - a collection of wooden grain bins now housing a wide variety of antiques and collectibles (a few of which may have made their way back to Missouri). The balance of the day was spent at Darr Feedlot South with Craig Uden as our host. Despite having another rough weather week, the feedlot looked great and we were appreciative the time they took to show us around and answer questions. Beef was on the dinner menu at the Alley Rose restaurant - a beautiful building in downtown Kearney.
The Basilica at Victoria, Kansas was stunning!
Honoring the Angus heritage of George Grant.
Look at what Patty found in Kearney, Nebraska!
We were glad to see our friends from Protect the Harvest at Cheyenne Frontier Days!
Southeast Missouri Cattlemen’s Association The SEMO Cattlemen’s Association has had a busy summer with educational events, catering ribeyes, and a summer picnic. An educational meeting covering soil health and pasture management in June was held at the farm of Rick and Renee Aufdenberg. Speakers Warren Cork, NRCS soil health specialist, and Selma Mascaro, NRCS state grazing specialists used the soil health trailer and rainfall simulator to demonstrate root zone penetration and rain runoff. Soil from continuous grazed/overgrazed fields showed compaction with little root growth below the soil surface and was not able to capture rainfall properly. Soil sections from rotationally grazed systems or those with warm season grasses demonstrated a much longer root system and a bettered ability to absorb rainfall. Nearly 60 members and guests attended.
Selma Mascaro, state grazing specialist giving visualizations of root growth from differently managed pastures.
The SEMO Cattlemen cater ribeye sandwiches under the direction of Eileen Meier. This summer, catered events included the Jackson Chamber of Commerce Ag Tour and Congressman Jason Smith farm tour at Kranjec Valley Angus. Around 200 ribeye sandwiches were served at these events. The summer picnic hosted at the farm of Kenny and Buffy Spooler attracted around 200 members and their guests. We toured a newly constructed beef winter-feeding facility that utilized the Soil and Water Conservation District cost-share program. The cost share is based on 65% of the state average cost of construction. Dakota Oehl, Soil Conservation Technician with USDA-NRCS had worked with Kenny on design and construction of the facility. He discussed the construction of beef cattle winter feeding facilities, what the cost share covers, and how to go about applying. Big thanks to Kenny and Buffy Spooler, the ribeye grilling team, and Mike Schemel for donating the beverages!
Winter feeding facility at Kenny & Buffy Spooler’s.
Summer picnic had 200 attendees at the farm of Kenny & Buffy Spooler.
Warren Cork, soil health specialist demonstrating the rainfall simulator.
SEMO Cattlemen catered the ribeye sandwiches for Congressman Jason Smith farm tour at Kranjec Valley Angus.
Henry County Bale hay, county fair, bale hay, state fair, bale hay... what a neverending cycle. It started in July with our local Old Glory Days. Being in this prade gives us exposure to thousands of people. Itâ€™s a fun way to connect with the people and promote the beef industry. We donated and grilled over 300 burgers and served all the trimmings to county youth and their families. A multitude of poultry, swine, and such were exhibited and auctioned off to the public. We were proud to say that over 25 of our
Old Glory Days workers: Tony Trolinger, Roy Batschlette, Jacey Jones, Taylor Bush, Marylin Lesmeister, Sammee Lesmeister, Gene Reid, Jan Reid, and Danny Goth.
Serving at an auction are Pam Carney, Judy Micke, Roy Batschlette seated. Standing are Gene Reid, Kent Carney, Danny Goff, David Micke, Tony Trolinger, Anthony Lesmeister, and Joyce Trolinger.
Members grilled for the Youth Auction. Seated are Sammee Lesmeister, Anthony Lesmeister, and Bob Trolinger. Standing are Marylin Lesmeister, David Micke, Jacey Jones, Sarah Jones, Gene Reid, Bailey Jones, and Taylor Bush.
Waiting for the Old Glory Days parade are Jan Reid, Taylor Bush, Gene Reid, Danny Goth, Jacey Jones, Tony Trolinger, and Roy Batschlette.
Member Janet Acker visits with our State Representative Rodger Reedy.
Serving at the Calhoun Colt Show is Tony Trolinger, Taylor Bush, and Marylin Lesmeister.
people volunteered at the Beef House during the state fair as well. August found us at the county Ag Dinner. We announced the scholarship winners for the year. Our biggest event each year is the annual Calhoun Colt Show. The demand for our steak and brisket sandwiches is unbelievable. One sad note to our summer, we lost a great friend and cattleman with the death of Jim Licher. Our sincere condolences go out to his wife Pat and their daughters and families.
Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s Association The first meeting of the fall was held September 3 at the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center. Cooperating on the meal and program were Traves Merrick, Gleonda Angus, Miller and Steve Teagarden, Merck Animal Health. Eighty people attended. Traves represented Gleonda Angus, Leon and Glenda Kleeman. They have been in the purebred Angus business for 60 years. He pointed out in his slideshow that they’d been brave enough to use a bull or two from the 1980s. They do get carcass data having started it in the first Missouri Steer Feedout in the early 80s. Their breeding program places emphasis on longevity, fescue tolerance, carcass quality, maternal performance and feed efficiency. Within the past year they’ve opened the Farm Shop at the farm where they sell their beef.
The various events the cattlemen had cooked for were discussed. The association will be presenting information on the use of social media at the University’s Southwest Research Center’s Field Day, September 12. Scythia Schnake, Rebecca Mettler and Russell Marion will do the honors. The audience will include 1,600 to 1,800 FFA students from the region.
(Left to Right) Leon Kleeman, Tammy Wallace and Traves Merrick probably discussing Angus cattle.
Jim McCann reported on the MO Beef for MO Kids project which is growing around the region and state. There are 22 schools on board currently, and it could reach over 100 in the next year. He made a plea for more retired cows to be signed up. Mt. Vernon was the pilot school in the state and Monett and Pierce City have just signed on for this school year. Jim introduced Kailee Mallory, Monett schools, who will be helping recruit cows for the program. Kailee leads the GO CAPS program.
Dallas County After taking a break from meetings this past summer, the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association (DCCA) kicked off its fall schedule with a September 10 membership meeting at Prairie Grove School south of Buffalo. Our grills fired up to cook plenty of hamburgers and hotdogs for the 130 members and guests present. Everyone also enjoyed the other great food prepared by the ladies of the community. We would like to thank our guest speaker, Mike Ferguson and CHR Hansen, Inc., for sponsoring the meal. Ferguson hails from Clinton, and is the Account Manager of Animal Health and Nutrition for CHR Hansen. His company is based in Copenhaven, Denmark, and is 145 years old employing over 3000 people. They are the #1 fermenter and marketer of bacteria for probiotics in humans, cattle, and swine, as well as other species. Also a world leader in forage inoculants and crop health, CHR Hansen partners with another company to be the largest supplier of live yeast in the world today. Ferguson touted producers using Bovamine Defend, his company’s No. 1 beef probiotic in America today. Studies have shown that this product will show a 90% reduction in E-coli as well as the same in salmonella. He mentioned that 60% of feedlot cattle are fed a probiotic,
and of those 85% are fed Bovamine Defend. It will also improve average daily gain in stockers. With the use of a probiotic, the digestive tract is populated with a higher level of good bacteria that offsets the bad bacteria. Also speaking briefly were Buffalo FFA members Devyn Rackley and Ethan Casteel. Rackley reported on recent and upcoming activities of the chapter. Casteel gave an account of the recent Show-Me-Beef Leadership Conference that he attended and thanked DCCA for sponsoring him on the outstanding trip. DCCA had a busy summer cooking at the Dallas County Fair, volunteering in the Ozark Beef House at Ozark Empire Fair, and helping in the Beef House at the Missouri State Fair. We most recently promoted beef and served our famous ribeye steak sandwiches at the annual Celtic Festival in Buffalo. We will be cooking for two days at the Fair Grove Old Settlers Reunion later in September. We are enjoying our new cook trailer. We have had many compliments on it. It is now complete with signage. Our next meeting will be held on October 8 at the O’Bannon Community Center with Merck as our sponsor.
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St. Clair County Cattlemen St. Clair County Cattlemen served ribeye steak sandwiches and hamburgers at the 2019 Osceola Rodeo Days. This event was a success for the cattlemen as they sold 200 ribeye sandwiches and 250 hamburgers that day. Before the parade, St. Clair County Cattlemen
held their drawing for the Stihl MS 250 Chainsaw with 18” bar with the winner being Chantz Shepherd from Osceola. Congratulations, Chantz! All proceeds went to the St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association Scholarship Fund. St. Clair County Cattlemen also put a float through the parade with the theme of “The Melody of Life.” The next meeting is scheduled for October 8, 2019, at 7 p.m. at Osceola School District, Raysha Tate – Farm, Business, Estate Planning/Sponsor – St. Clair County State Bank.
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Bates County Our September meeting was held at the Poplar Heights Living History Farm. This is an annual tradition that we all enjoy. Poplar Heights has an old rustic barn where we meet and the staff provides an excellent three-course meal. A special thanks to Heiman’s, Inc for sponsoring this meeting and Purina representatives N.T. Cosby and Bud Mareth for an informative presentation on cow nutrition. We had a short agenda of business to cover, starting with how to distribute funds from our cooking events. We hosted a Beef Month promotion in May at the local Family Center and collected $855 from donations for serving burgers. Every time we’ve done this event, we’ve collected hundreds of dollars and made the choice to donate it back to community organizations. This time we decided to support the Salvation Army and Bates County Food Pantry. Our annual meeting is scheduled for October 12 at the Adrian Optimist Building. Doors open at 5 and a prime rib dinner is served at 6 p.m. We welcome everyone to attend for a great meal and entertainment. In preparation for a new year, we voted on our officer slate, which will take effect in November. The group approved of the officer slate of Ryan Grimes, Austin Black, Jessie Porter and David Warfield. These gentlemen will assume the roles of President, Vice-President, SecretaryReporter and Treasurer, respectfully.
Bates county members enjoying the meal at poplar heights living history farm
Austin Black shared a report on his recent Missouri Cattleman’s Leadership College trip, which includes stops to Merck Animal Health, KC Cattle Company, Valley Oaks Angus, Green Springs Bull Test, Gleonda Angus Farm and Joplin Regional Stockyards. Again, mark your calendars for October 12 and join us in Adrian for our next meeting.
Polk County The Polk County Cattlemen’s Association met on Thursday September 12, at the Rockin R Auction Barn. The meeting started with a ribeye sandwich meal, prepared by members. President Keith Stevens discussed some of our upcoming cookings. Jim Hacker from Joplin Regional Stockyards, one of the meeting sponsors, spoke to the group. Merck Animal Health was the other sponsor, so representative Steve Teagarden said a few words, and then introduced Dr. Tim Parks from Merck Animal Health. Dr. Parks jumped right into the Beef Quality Assurance training. program There were about 75 members at the meeting, that all had the opportunity to become BQA Certified that evening. The Polk County Cattlemen’s cooked at the Bolivar County Days on September 7. We also will be working at the Beef House during the Ozark Fall Farmfest on October 5. Our next meeting will be on Thursday October 10, and we hope to see all of our members there!
Members at the September meeting getting BQA Certified.
Nodaway County The Nodaway County Cattlemen’s Association hosted their fourth annual Golf Tournament on Friday, August 23 at Mozingo Lake Golf Course. The event is held annually to provide members, sponsors and agriculture retailers a time to gather to celebrate the cattle industry and enjoy social time together. At this year’s event, 23
teams entered the tournament which consisted of 92 individuals. Following tournament play, a meal was served which consisted of hamburgers and hot dogs grilled by the Nodaway County Cattlemen, and sides were catered. Prizes were awarded to the winners.
Meal time with members and friends. Ag Power Play
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Franklin County The Franklin County Cattlemen’s association has been extremely busy the month of July and August serving nutritious beef to some large crowds. They served ribeye steaks and beef brisket sandwiches at the New Haven Fair in July and the big five-day fair in Washington, Missouri. At this fair, we served over 5,000 ribeyes and over 1,400 brisket sandwiches. It’s the most sought-after sandwich at the fair. The cattlemen’s association was also busy promoting beef in Agriland, where Amy Elbert took the lead in setting up the educational display on promoting wholesome beef. She handed out literature and recipes provided by the Missouri Beef Industry Council. The association received a grant for setting up and promoting beef for all five days of the fair.
Douglas / Wright County The Douglas / Wright County Cattlemen’s Association met on Tuesday, September 10, 2019, at 6 p.m. in Mountain Grove, Missouri at Club 60 Steakhouse. The group enjoyed a steak dinner with sides sponsored by MultiMin USA.
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United States Meat Export Federation Update Source: USMEF U.S. pork exports were record-large in July while beef exports were relatively steady with last year’s strong results, according to data released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). July pork exports surged to 233,242 metric tons (mt), up 32% year-over-year and topping the previous record from April 2018. Export value was $623.3 million, up 34% and breaking the previous high reached in November 2017. These results pushed January-July exports 2% ahead of last year’s pace at 1.48 million mt while value was down 2% at $3.77 billion.
Pork export value averaged $58.92 per head slaughtered in July, up 22% from a year ago and the highest in five years. January-July export value averaged $51.33 per head, down 5% from the same period last year. July exports accounted for 29.3% of total U.S. pork production (up from 24.7% a year ago and the highest since April 2018) and 25.9% for muscle cuts only (up from 21.7% and the highest ratio in five years). For January through July, exports accounted for 26.3% of
total pork production and 22.9% for muscle cuts (down from 27% and 23.3%, respectively, a year ago). Beef exports increased 1% year-over-year in July to 117,842 mt. Export value ($720.4 million) was down slightly from a year ago but still the seventh-highest monthly total on record. January-July beef exports were down 2% from a year ago in volume (766,607 mt) while export value ($4.75 billion) was slightly below last year’s record pace. Beef export value per head of fed slaughter averaged $308.47 in July, down 7% from a year ago, while January-July export value averaged $311.51 per head, down 2%. July exports accounted for 14.4% of total U.S. beef production and 11.8% for muscle cuts only, down from 15.1% and 12.9%, respectively, last year. For the first seven months of the year, exports accounted for 14.1% of total beef production and 11.6% for muscle cuts — each down one-half percentage point from a year ago. Another record month for U.S. beef in Korea South Korea continues to be the growth pacesetter for U.S. beef exports, as July volume reached 25,104 mt (up 6% from a year ago). This included 24,192 mt of
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beef muscle cuts, also up 6% and setting a new monthly volume record. Export value was $181.3 million, up 7% from a year ago and breaking the record set the previous month. For January through July, beef exports to Korea climbed 11% in volume (151,983 mt) while export value ($1.1 billion) exceeded last year’s record pace by 14%. “The Korean market is a remarkable success story and a blueprint for what U.S. beef can achieve when consumers are not shouldering such a heavy tariff burden,” Halstrom said. “With the duty rate now less than half of its pre-FTA level, U.S. beef is enjoyed by more Korean consumers than ever, and in a wider variety of venues. This will also happen in Japan when duty rates come down, but on an even larger scale.” Though Korea is gaining, Japan remains the largest volume and value destination for U.S. beef. July exports slipped 2% from a year ago to 31,213 mt, with value down 4% to $188.4 million. Through the first seven months of the year, exports to Japan were 1% below last years’ pace in both volume (189,052 mt) and value ($1.2 billion). Strong variety meat exports (especially tongues and skirts) have helped offset a slowdown in U.S. chilled beef exports to Japan. Through July, variety meat volume was up 30% from a year ago to 38,249 mt, valued at $228.8 million (up 21%). Although U.S. beef pays higher tariffs than competitors for variety meat, the rate for U.S. tongues and skirts is 12.8% compared to a 38.5% tariff on U.S. muscle cuts. Competitors pay 5.7% and 26.6%, respectively. Other January-July highlights for U.S. beef: Mexico is the third-largest market for U.S. beef exports and the largest destination for U.S. beef variety meat. Though export volume was modestly lower through July (135,337 mt, down 2%), value increased 6% to $635 million. This included 52,389 mt of beef variety meat, down 8% from a year ago. But U.S. variety meat items are commanding better prices, as export value increased 6% to $138.2 million. Tripe export value, for example, increased 25% to $57.3 million despite a 3% decline in volume (21,696 mt).
Despite a 37% tariff (which increased to 47% on Sept. 1), July beef exports to China were the largest (903 mt) since the market reopened in 2017. Through July, exports were up 15% from a year ago in volume (4,749 mt) and 4% in value ($37.8 million), though the U.S. still accounts for less than 1% of China’s booming beef imports.
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with Mike Deering Unforgettable Smile Now that I am a father, life has changed. I am blessed beyond belief to have two healthy, energetic and ornery boys. Life on the farm has also changed. In short, it takes a lot longer to get things done. Between the constant barrage of questions, Charley wanting to do things himself and waiting for little Henry to catch up, we move a little slower these days. The great thing is both boys love the farm and want to participate. Their smiling faces and uncontrollable laughter on the farm are moments I will forever cherish. This also scares me to death.
Executive Vice President pretend to imagine the regret this family faces and all the what-ifs, maybes and might-have-beens.
Heather Dineen from Waxahachie, Texas, recalls the time when her five-year-old son, Johnny, wanted to spend the day before Thanksgiving with his daddy. She told him he could go and watched as he walked down to the barn from the house. Heather says Johnny walked backwards the entire way, waving, blowing kisses and telling her that he loved her. She almost ran to get the camera, but instead decided to watch and just be in the moment.
Heather and her husband have other kids as well, and they wanted to make sure this never happens again, so they looked over their operation, used material provided by “Farm Safety for Just Kids” and designated rules on the farm. They discussed with their children the danger points on their family farm. We all should do this to be aware of the dangers no matter if kids are typically present on the farm or not.
That moment and a heart full of other memories is all Heather has when it comes to Johnny. Her husband was baling hay, and Johnny was riding in the tractor with him. Like most toddlers, he was curious and wanted to know what the other guys were doing. Johnny ventured up to the barn where the other guys soon started playing with him, but the driver of a work truck couldn’t see the little boy. Soon after being life-flighted, he was forever gone from his family, from the farm and from the community.
Tracy Schlater of “Farm Safety for Just Kids” said the age group where accidents and injuries on the farm are increasing is youth under 10. Speaking from experience, these kids require constant supervision on the farm and Tracy agrees that’s the only true remedy for preventing these tragedies. Farm kids, like Charley and Henry, are overly confident and think they can take on more than they can actually handle. It is up to us to slow down and make sure they have our attention.
This was one of the many stories I heard during National Farm Safety & Health Week that occurred in mid-September. This one hit me particularly hard. It could easily happen to either one of my kids. Heather often asks herself if she told Johnny enough times that people driving the trucks or equipment can’t see him because he’s too small. I cannot
Heather still cherishes her son and reflects daily on his unforgettable smile and that moment as he was walking backwards to be with daddy on the farm, waving and telling her he loves her. Let’s work together to keep those smiles here on earth for as long as possible. We need the next generation.
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Marvin Eugene Allen, age 73, of Sumner, Missouri, passed away peacefully at home on Thursday, September 19, 2019.
James E. Licher, 71, Montrose, Missouri passed away Saturday, August 24, 2019 at his home in Montrose. Fond memories and condolences may be left online at www.vansant-millsfuneralhome.com. Visitation with Rosary was at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Montrose, Missouri. Funeral Mass was at 10 am on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 also at the church. Interment followed at St. Mary’s Cemetery, Montrose, Missouri. The family suggests memorial contributions to be made to Golden Valley Hospice or to St. Mary’s School.
A funeral service was held at 10 a.m. Monday, September 23, 2019, at Trinity United Methodist Church, Brookfield, with Reverend Charles Littrell officiating. Burial followed at Park Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery. A visitation was held from 5-7 p.m., on Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Trinity United Fellowship Center, Brookfield. In lieu of flowers, memorials have been suggested to South Eagle United Methodist Church or Linn County 4-H/FFA Fair and may be left at or sent to Rhodes Funeral Home, 216 Linn Street, Brookfield, MO 64628. Online registry at www.rhodesfh.com. Marvin Eugene, son of Ralph Eugene Allen and Loula Beatrice (Garr) Allen, was born March 11, 1946, in Brookfield, Missouri. Marvin was a member of South Eagle United Methodist Church, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, and the Helm Street Preferred Customer Club. Marvin is survived by his wife, Sue, of the home; his children, Kristin Allen, Springdale, AR; and Scott Allen ( Jennifer), St. Catharine, MO; his grandchildren, Cordairo Allen (Wendy), Brunswick, MO; Shaniah Moore (Alex), Rogers, AR; Brock Allen, Adisyn Allen, Eli Allen, Rebekah Allen, Quinton Allen, Hannah Allen and Isaiah Allen; seven great grandchildren, Hayden Wilson, Logan Wilson, Brinlee Decoster, Raelynn Allen, Kynsley Martin, Berkley Allen and Carter Moore; one sister, Marilyn Rigdon (Vernon) Kansas City, two brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Charles (Debby) Dowell, Forsyth, MO, and Larry Dowell, Omaha, NE; and many nieces, nephews and close friends. Marvin was preceded in death by his parents.
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James “Jim” Edward Licher of Montrose, Missouri, was born on July 3, 1948, the son of Edward and Adella (Kalwei) Licher. He departed this life on Saturday, August 24, 2019, at home and surrounded by family at the age of 71 years. Jim was united in marriage to Patricia Kroll on April 4, 1970. He was drafted into the Army soon after and was stationed in Germany, where he and Pat were able to travel Europe. Upon returning home, Jim joined his dad as a farmer. He loved being outside whether it was farming, fishing, or hunting. He enjoyed traveling, playing cards and games, and was an avid reader. He was active in his community and over the years served as a 4-H leader, the chaplain for VFW Post #8820, and was a member of Immaculate Conception Church, Extension Council, Missouri Cattlemen’s, and the Native Plant Society. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by his infant daughter, Marsha. Jim is survived by his wife, Pat, of 49 years; 1 sister Linda Licher of Montrose, Missouri; 5 daughters, Amy & Dan Daugherty of Muncie, Indiana; Laura & Matt Peregoy of Sullivan, Missouri; Susan Licher & Jen Meyers of Cayce, South Carolina; Monica & Manu Sporny of Blacksburg, Virginia; and Maria Licher & Joseph Gaeddert of Blacksburg, Virginia; 11 grandchildren, Spencer and Ephriam Daugherty, Ethan, Issac, Adam, Eli, and Abigail Peregoy, Lonali and Naya Sporny, and Violet and Willow Gaeddert; close friends Mark & Donna Swaters of Montrose, Missouri; and many other relatives and friends. Jim and his family were very active members in the Henry County Cattleman organization for many years. He served as president and Grill chairman, his wife, Pat, served as secretary and daughter Monica was the Missouri Beef Queen. His “can do” spirit will be greatly missed.
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Common Sense with Baxter Black Farm Animals In History Mankind from prehistory to space exploration has always depended on animals for help in their quest for advancing civilization. Granted, often as bait or as guinea pigs but we have depended on them, nonetheless. After extensive research of my cerebral micro files I’ve discovered several remarkable case histories that have affected the course of our world. For instance, Admiral Perry carried a Canadian goose on his Arctic trek to find the North Pole. Whenever the magnetic field messed up his compass, he would tie the goose to a sled runner with a 50-foot piece of baler twine. The goose, being the only one with enough common sense to fly south would try and take off. Perry and his parakeets would mush in the opposite direction.
Everyone, of course, is familiar with Magellan’s pig who sniffed his way through the Straits. In Magellan’s defense he did name them the Straits of Yorkshire. But that name was already taken by a group of heterosexuals from the North of England. So he named them after himself.
The Trojan Horse is legendary but where do you think the Greeks got the idea? That’s right… the Trojan Goat. Two years previous, a football team from Texas A & M had tried the same strategy to invade a bar called the Dixie Chicken. Problem was, they could only get two players in the goat at one time so only half the team got dragged into the bar before the bartender got wise. That left 5 guys still outside. Even part of our language is derived from famous farm animals. During the medieval crusades King Arthur was dickering with a nomadic Mexican sheepherder. Art asked what he called these beasts. The herder misunderstood and thought he was asking the price. He
replied “Cheap”. So ‘sheep’ was added to our English vocabulary. The Great Jamboni performed at the Colossus in Rome. He had an act that involved jumping his famous cow, Yerk, over a bonfire. One night Yerk stumbled and was consumed by the fire. Next morning the grounds keepers were cleaning up the remains and noticed dry tough remnants of meat clinging to the bones. To this day we still remember that famous cow by naming the discovery in her honor… Yerky. General Custer always carried a mongrel Blood Hound named Huey who could smell penicillin and warpaint for miles. As the Calvary approached the Little Bighorn, Custer sent Huey over the hill to check it out. Huey returned agitated. “Well?” asked the impatient Custer. Huey pointed back the way he came. He raced and forth like he was chasing cars, then grabbed the generals wallet and scattered his business cards and took his money. Then he grabbed a stick and shook it. Custer grabbed his wallet back, kicked the dog and yelled, “Charge!” He never understood the message, which was “more Sioux than you could shake a stick at.” If Custer had only been a lawyer he would have known Huey couldn’t spell sue and therefore could have prevented disaster. The dog survived the battle, was adopted by the Sioux and spawned a long line of camp dogs. But his offspring always told the tale of the battle and Chief Sitting Huey.
EPD Movement: Change is Inevitable Source: Wade Shafer, Ph.D., EVP American Simmental Association
however, it greatly improved our system — certainly justifying the changes.
Editors’ note: During the April ASA board meeting, the Board of Trustees passed a directive to add possible change to the main animal page in Herdbook.
The second type of change, which represents the vast majority of change over time, is due to additional data being incorporated into the data set. To illustrate this change, it is helpful to consider the relationship between estimates and “true” values. Because we aren’t privy to animals’ true genetic values, we are required to estimate them through the use of phenotypic observations. As additional observations are collected from one evaluation to the next, EPDs, on the average, move closer to the true values they estimate. Change resulting from this “zeroing in” on true values results in more accurate EPDs —certainly a good thing.
This tenet certainly holds true when it comes to genetic evaluation. By now, all of us are well aware that EPDs inevitably change over time. Curiously, change, particularly more than moderate change, is often cited as a reason to discount the utility of our genetic evaluation system or to question breeder integrity. For the most part, these are unwarranted deductions. The fact of the matter is, EPDs should change over time — in some cases dramatically. There are two sources of change in EPDs over time. First, change can be due to differences in the methodology of calculation. As the technology for calculating EPDs improves, an upgrading of the system is warranted from time to time. Upgrades and resulting changes are justified because they improve the validity of our genetic evaluation system. We certainly saw this with the movement to the IGS Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT. This upgrade caused changes in EPDs, in some cases substantial change;
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Though clearly beneficial, this change can be sizable as EPDs move toward their true values. To demonstrate this fact, let’s look at the possible change (PC) statistic associated with each EPD. Possible change is the range ± an animal’s EPD that, 67 percent of the time, we expect the animal’s true genetic value to fall within. If we extend the range to 2 and 3 PC units ± an animal’s EPD, its true value is expected to fall within the range 95 and 99 percent of the time, respectively. With these percentages in mind, we can make some assumptions; (Continued on page 70)
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first, in a group of 100 bulls, it is expected that 33 (100 - 67), 5 (100 – 95) and 1 (100 – 99) of them have true genetic values outside a 1, 2 and 3 PC unit range, respectively, from their EPD for a particular trait; second, when considering multiple traits, the number of instances in which true values fall outside PC ranges increases by a multiple of the number of traits. For example, if we consider 15 traits on our sample of 100 bulls, we expect 495 (15 x 33), 75 (15 x 5) and 15 (15 x 1) in-stances where sires have true values more than 1, 2 and 3 PC units, respectively, from their current EPDs. To add further perspective, let’s take a bull calf with a 60 YW EPD and a corresponding 0.30 accuracy. The PC range for this calf’s EPD is ± 18. If he turns into an
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AI sire, eventually developing a YW accuracy of 0.99 (i.e., his EPD is essentially his true genetic value), there is a 67, 95 and 99 percent chance that his 0.99 accuracy EPD will fall between 78-42 (± 1 PC unit), 96-24 (± 2 PC units) and 114-6 (± 3 PC units), respectively. As you can see, it would be fairly common (33 percent of the time) for the calf to end up with an EPD over 78 or under 42, a result that would fairly categorize him as either a highor low-growth bull. Furthermore, it wouldn’t be that extraordinary (1 percent of the time) for this middle-ofthe-road YW calf to end up being on the very extreme ends of the spectrum (over 114 or under 6). If we expand the array of traits to 15 for this calf, it would hardly be remarkable for one of his 0.99 accuracy EPDs to end up 3 PC units from where he started; it should happen 15 percent of the time. What does all this mean? From my vantage point, this puts into perspective the fact estimates are going to change — in some cases, dramatically (e.g., beyond 3 PC units). Furthermore, through PC, we are told “up front” about the range of change to anticipate. Therefore, when a sire moves dramatically, rather than discount our genetic evaluation system or assume there were faulty data submitted on him, we should be more accepting of it — knowing that it is expected to occur at a predicted frequency.
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A-1 Cattle Feeders........................................................ 44 ADM.............................................................................99 American Angus Association .......................................53 American Food Group..................................................20 American Simmental Association................................71 Angell-Thomas Sale......................................................29 BF Cattle Company......................................................61 Bradley Cattle Company Sale......................................79 Buffalo Livestock Market..............................................12 Callaway Livestock Center Inc.....................................95 Central Missouri Sales Co............................................48 Circle A Angus Ranch............................................ 17, 49 Classified.......................................................................97 Clearwater Farm...........................................................49 College of the Ozarks Sale............................................86 CrystalBlox...................................................................41 Dalebanks Sale..............................................................51 Durham Simmental Farms...........................................69 East Central Missouri Angus Assn. Sale......................48 Eastern Missouri Commission Company.....................67 F&T Livestock Market..................................................42 Feed Train.....................................................................27 Fink Beef Sale.............................................................. 80 Frank & Hazzelrigg......................................................55 Galaxy Beef LLC..........................................................49 Gallagher Fence............................................................81 GDI...............................................................................79 GeneTrust Sale..............................................................77 Gerloff Farms................................................................49 Gleonda Farms Angus - Traves Merrick......................49 Green’s Welding & Sales...............................................14 Heart of the Ozarks Angus Sale.................................. 40 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus...................................... 37, 49 HydraBed......................................................................66 Irsik & Doll.................................................................100 Jamison Hereford Sale..................................................73 Jim’s Motors..................................................................33 JJ Skyline Angus...........................................................49 Joplin Regional Stockyards ..........................................45 Kingsville Livestock Auction....................................... 46 Lacy’s Red Angus Sale..................................................13 Lucas Cattle Co............................................................69 Marshall & Fenner Farms.............................................49 MCA Dury Plaza Hotel - Columbia.............................68 MCA Membership Form..............................................91 MCA Presidents Council..............................................87 MCA Proud Member Signs..........................................92 McBee Cattle Co..........................................................76 McPherson Concrete Products.....................................97 Mead Cattle Co............................................................70
Mead Farms............................................................43, 49 Merck Safe-Guard........................................................83 Merry Meadows Simmental.........................................69 Missouri Angus Association..........................................49 Missouri Angus Breeders..............................................49 Missouri Beef Industry Council - MBMKF............22-23 Missouri Charolais Breeders Association.....................26 Missouri Simmental Association..................................69 Missouri Simmental Breeders.......................................69 Missouri Valley Commission Company.......................67 Moriando Sale..............................................................57 Moser Ranch Sale.........................................................50 MultiMin USA..............................................................35 Naught-Naught Agency................................................16 NCBA Convention .......................................................85 Oval F Ranch...............................................................69 Preifert .........................................................................95 Profitability Challenge..................................................93 Red Tie Event Sale.......................................................74 Reynolds Hereford Sale................................................82 Richardson Ranch........................................................49 Ridder Farms Sale........................................................65 RLE Simmental............................................................69 Seedstock Plus Sales......................................................75 Sellers Feedlot...............................................................70 Shoal Creek Land & Cattle..........................................69 Show-Me Polled Hereford Classic Sale.........................31 South Central Regional Stockyards.............................32 Southeast Missouri Performance Tested Bull Sale.......78 Southwest Missouri Performance Tested Bull Sale......30 Spur Ranch Sale...........................................................47 Square B Ranch/Quality Beef......................................49 Stockade........................................................................21 Superior Steel Sales.......................................................28 Sydenstricker Genetics..............................................3, 49 Sydenstricker Implement - TubeLine Spreaders...........15 T Bar S Cattle Company Sale......................................84 Trans Ova.....................................................................39 Valley Oaks Angus........................................................49 Wax Company................................................................2 Weiker Angus Ranch....................................................49 Westway Feed..................................................................9 Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate...................................15 Wheeler Livestock Market............................................95 Mike Williams..............................................................15 Mike Williams/Wheeler - Real Estate Sales.................33 Windsor Livestock Auction...........................................62 Worthington Sale..........................................................52 Zeitlow Distributing..................................................... 96