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Table of Contents

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From the Desk of the C.E.O

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Get On With It

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Feature Story: The Frasier Legacy

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On the Cover: A Legacy Built by Hand

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One of a Kind

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Regulatory Update

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So, God Made a CLA Member

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Nutrition Pioneer

by Coleman Cornelius

Rex Buck

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Legislative Summary

Treasurer

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Celebrating our Past and Ensuring Our Future

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Colorado Agriculture in Numbers

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A Message from the Commissioner of Agriculture

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Advocate for your Industry!

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Agriculture's Biggest Competitor

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2013 Convention: Growing for Our Future

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Leadership & Structure

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The Face of Colorado Beef Quality Assurance

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Membership Directory

by Bill Hammerich

by Mark Frasier

by Chris Frasier CLA Top Choice Award Winner by Dr. Brock Faulkner by Rachel Mitchell

by Steven D. Holdren by Dr. Kevin Pond by Dr. Gregory Graff by John T. Salazar

by Kellee Mitchell by Jessica Hawthorne

Mark Frasier 2012-2014

President

Mary Kraft 2013-2014

President-Elect

Glenn Benjamin 2012-2014

Immediate Past President 2013-2014

Bill Hammerich

Chief Exeutive Officer

Kellee Mitchell Administrative Coordinator

Jessica Hawthorne Director of Communications

Colorado Livestock Association 822 7th Street, Suite 210 Greeley, CO 80631 o (970) 378-0500 f (970) 378-1962 www.ColoradoLivestock.org

On the Cover: This photograph was taken at Frasier Farms in Last Chance, CO owned by the Frasier family. To read more about the history of the F Cross Ranch windmill, turn to, “A Legacy Built by Hand� on page 11. Photo by: Ron Daines

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From the Desk of the CEO

Greetings,

822 7th Street Suite 210 Greeley, CO 80631 970-378-0500 Fax: 970-378-1962 www.coloradolivestock.org

The headline to the lead story in the May 9, 2013 issue of CLA Today read “GOODBYE Y’ALL”. And with that Rachel Mitchell announced her resignation as Director of Member Services for CLA. After serving the Association and its members for 5 years and 3 days Rachel is moving on to new opportunities that await her and husband Jeremy in Texas. Thank you Rachel, you will be missed. But Rachel’s departure does not just give her the chance for new opportunities it also provides the same for those of us who remain……the members and staff of the Colorado Livestock Association. Starting with the 2003-2004 edition of this publication the decision was made to give it a new title. And that title eleven years later remains the same, VISION. For me the word vision goes beyond just a word on the cover of our annual publication. It also speaks to one of the key components that define CLA as the organization it is. According to Funk & Wagnalls, one of the definitions of vision is “the ability to anticipate and make provision for future events”. In the course of anticipating and making provisions for the future a number of things have taken and will continue to take place with your organization. In the past year the membership approved a new governance structure and a revised set of by-laws. As a result CLA has a smaller more nimble Board of Directors and with three year terms for directors, more continuity. Also, there has been a reduction in the number of standing committees and a more streamlined process with regard to the creation of working groups and task forces. Personally, I believe the most significant change was increasing the term for President from one to two years. President Mark Frasier is now in the second year of his term and at the annual meeting in 2014 will be succeeded by the first female President of the Association, Mary Kraft. Over the years I have had a number of President’s tell me “I can’t believe it’s almost over…..I was just starting to get it.” With this change your leadership now has the opportunity to bring more stability and continuity to the position. Looking ahead, before this year is over the CLA Board of Directors will complete the task of reworking the CLA strategic plan. This effort coupled with the revised governance structure should put CLA in a position to continue to provide value to the membership by focusing on and dealing with issues that are of utmost importance. A new governance structure and or a new strategic plan alone cannot by themselves move the Association forward. It also takes input and engagement from each member. Your suggestions, comments, and thoughts are welcomed by leadership and staff alike. So please do not hesitate to let us know what is on your mind and what is important to you. And finally, if you happen to notice something different about this year’s edition of VISION it may because this year we decided to publish it in-house. This effort was as an outcome of the work conducted by the Communications Audit Task Force as were the recommendations to upgrade our website, to tiptoe into the world of social media with the startup of a Facebook page and to look at the development of a CLA app. So if you like what you see let us know and if you don’t let us know. In closing, a sincere thank you to all members, sponsors, friends and others who believe in what the Colorado Livestock Association does for livestock agriculture here in Colorado. All the best,

Bill Hammerich, C.E.O. REPRESENTING, INFORMING AND ADVANCING COLORADO'S LIVESTOCK INDUSTRY

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AMessagefromyourPresident

“ You owe it to us all to get on with whatever you’re good at.” -W. H. Auden

Mark Frasier, CLA President

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ach of us possess talents and abilities that reside as a product of our experience, our opportunities, or simply what we were born with. Some call it skill, aptitude, or just blind luck. But the fact is, we each bring a unique contribution to our business, family, and community. And even as we exploit that advantage for personal gain, the magic of complementary economics expands our efforts so that you, your neighbors, and people half-way around the globe are all better off. This benefit is not mere coincidence; applying your talents compliments the value others seek for their own lives. You and I actually have an obligation to put our abilities to use. So if you produce, produce well. If you are a parent, be the best. If you manage, lead, or create, you owe it to us all to give your finest effort.

Even our industry’s regulators, those merchants of regulatory burden, have their gifts. To us, they are a brake on the wheels of commerce but hidden within their rules of compliance often lies a message of unspoken societal intent. A message we ignore at our peril.

“CLA is the recognized voice for animal agriculture and respected as a pragmatic builder of consensus.”

The Colorado Livestock Association has a small but capable staff, committed board and leadership, and an informed, articulate membership who contribute “whatever they are good at.” And with no pretense of false modesty, we have a pretty good team in place, not only to serve the association, but the entire livestock production industry in Colorado. CLA is the recognized voice for animal agriculture and respected as a pragmatic builder of consensus. We represent livestock production to the urban world, and we do our best to identify budding concerns so that our members might better understand the issues of the day.

The world, however, does not stand still. Circumstances change, fickle markets reverse direction without care or notice, and public opinion drifts like a stray calf on the open prairie. Critical issues of yesterday lose their urgency, while tomorrow’s opportunities remain to be discovered. Honestly, the most helpful advice we can give – to ourselves or others – is to continue with the selfish pursuit of our dreams. Interests and needs will follow, and the path forward will become more apparent. But it is a process that cannot be predicted, only prepared for. The best we can hope is to maintain our values yet be open to growth in how we accomplish and measure our achievements.

You are invited to share the creativity of innovation and the lessons learned from adversity. So get on with it, you owe it to us all.

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President Spotlight

The Road Ahead 10Minutes with the President of CLA F

or the first time in its history Colorado Livestock Association’s President will serve a two year term. As he starts the second half of his term as President, Mark Frasier reflects back on the past year and sets a few goals for the future. Though he may not finish them all in the next year, or the next five, this visionary has squared his shoulders and set his sights on the horizon to prepare for whatever issue may arise in the upcoming year as the leader of our Association.

CLA: What did you gain from your experience over the

past year as President of the Association?

Mark: I have gained an appreciation for the quiet level of

commitment shared by our individual members. Whether by volunteering for a nitrogen deposition study in Rocky Mountain National Park, seeking appointment on the State Land Board or Board of Agriculture, testifying before a committee of the State Legislature, or participating in the The Road Ahead Continued on page 11

Top: One of the ranch signs at the entrance of Frasier Ranch in Eastern, Colorado. Background: Headquarters at the Frasier Ranch. Right: A mother fox guards her kits as we drove across the pasture to check cows.

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President Spotlight The Road Ahead Continued from page 11

governance of our Association, there are numerous CLA members who have stepped up to represent themselves and their industry. Many people would be surprised to learn the scope of influence this Association carries through its members.

Beyond the Strategic Plan, the association needs to maintain continued conversations on water use in Colorado and immigration reform. In order to effectively represent the industry, we should develop a consensus of opinion among the membership on these vital topics.

CLA: For the first time, the officers of the Association will CLA: What do you believe is its greatest strength or hold their positions for two years instead of one. What are your priorities and goals as President in your second year?

weakness of the Association and how can we improve this for the future?

Mark: We will revise the CLA Strategic Plan and act on the Mark: Diversity has always been our strength; CLA is priorities identified. The industry has evolved considerably since our last plan was designed, and CLA needs to continue our growth as well in order to remain relevant in a changing environment. We will be most successful if our efforts are intentional and goal-oriented. I am quite certain that maintaining an effective presence in legislative and regulatory affairs will continue to top the list of priorities.

stronger because we represent all of animal agriculture instead of an isolated species. Our weakness lies in the concentration of our industry. As the number of operators becomes less – even with the same or more animals – there are fewer faces around the table. It is imperative that those who are active be involved, and participate in crafting their own future.

Top Left: The vane of the windmill that stands on the F Cross Ranch near Last Chance, Colorado which was built by Mark's late father, Marshall. Top Right: Heifer 641 was particularly interested in us as we walked through the cattle. If you look closely you will see the ranch name printed on the top of her ear tag. Bottom: The brick sign that marks the entrance of the Frasier Ranch displaying the family brand and the metal Colorado Livestock Association MEMBER sign. Photos by: ShadowFax Photography

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Presdient Spotlight CLA: What concerns you the most about the future of the value and needs of agriculture. It is no longer enough

Colorado livestock production – and how can CLA help to to persuade a legislator to sponsor a bill, the challenge is in reaching and teaching enough representatives to constitute overcome this challenge? a majority. Mark: Colorado enjoys a great agricultural base, but a population that is increasingly urban and removed from the CLA: Water as a resource is an intricate and highly source of their food. If producers remain passive in the civic charged issue in Colorado. Even within the Association’s and economic conversations regarding water, land use, and membership we have different opinions. If you were water our infrastructure, we may face the reality of other densely- czar for a day how would you resolve the conflict between populated states, where animal agriculture has been made municipalities and agriculture water use? to feel unwelcome. Mark: The key is to build flexibility into our delivery CLA: From your perspective as a rancher in Colorado systems. The supply is seasonal and varies year by year. what do you see as the greatest challenge with our state Municipal demands are relatively constant, and they have the dollars to buy what they need. Agriculture should be legislature? granted access to surplus flow when it is available and the Mark: Colorado’s elected representatives overwhelmingly opportunity to loan water to our urban neighbors when reside in a narrow corridor along the Front Range. Their supplies are short. And of course the entire state needs focus is not rural and they are generally uninformed about more storage. That all may take more than a day… Mark Frasier, Frasier Farms, is the 13th President of Colorado Livestock Association. He will serve until the Annual Convention June 16-18, 2014 in Colorado Springs, CO. •

Above: If you look carefully, you can make out the weathered Frasier family brand on the white mow door of the classic prairie barn located on the ranch.

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On the Cover

A Legacy Built By Hand Chris Frasier, Frasier Ranch

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arshall Frasier first became interested in rebuilding wooden windmills in the mid 90’s, which surprised our family, since he’d spent most of his career as a rancher tearing them down. The F Cross Ranch once relied on more than a dozen windmills, as well as numerous dams, to water cattle. Dad was never content with that system. He believed that fresh water was key to efficient grazing, and so he began trenching pipelines to every corner of the ranch in the 1970’s. In about ten years, he’d laid 40 miles of PVC pipe.

But most of all Dad was a builder, and just as he dreamed of helping build a unified livestock organization, he caught the vision of restoring an Eclipse windmill for the Limon Heritage Museum. Starting with a box of cast-iron brackets, he drafted plans and gathered wood from many sources: pine planks for the tower, oak slats for the wheel, and close-grained cypress that he honed thin for the blades. Needing a larger space than his tidy wood shop, one bay of the ranch shop was converted into a production facility. He built a jig that held the tapered sections at the correct angle as they were assembled. Each piece was painted, bolted into a wedge-shaped section, and the sections joined together a ten-foot wheel. He was finally satisfied once it spun without wobbling. On June 8, 1996, five years to the day after the Limon tornado, his windmill was unveiled in the town’s railroad park. There was a trumpet overture, a color guard hoisting the flag, and a prayer of dedication. Then dad went home and built another one, which sits in the yard next to the ranch house, directly above a buried pipeline that runs water to the barn whether or not the wind blows. Editor’s note: The 2013-2014 Vision magazine cover features the F Cross Ranch windmill at sunset. The fantastic colors can be attributed to a very dry year on the ranch in 2002 and an impending thunderstorm. Thank you to the Frasier family for opening their home in order to feature their ranch.

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CLA Top Choice Award

One of a Kind

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he Colorado Livestock Association’s “Top Choice Award” is one that is not given without due consideration of the recipient’s character, accomplishments and contributions to the livestock industry. From a traditional standpoint one would think of a deserving individual as someone who had spent their lifetime working tirelessly for the betterment of the livestock industry. You might picture this individual as someone wearing a pair of cowboy boots, a western style hat “She has worked to bring and a big belt buckle. Or maybe your image of this person is one who is sporting a ball cap and a pair of tennis shoes while practical knowledge and he or she is planting corn, milking a cow or tending to a new common sense to Colorado’s born pig or lamb. livestock regulations.” -Justin Miller, JBS This year’s “Top Choice Award” recipient, although she has a connection to agriculture in her past (raised on a 200-acre grain farm, raised 4-H lambs and helped her Dad make maple syrup), she is not someone who truly fits the western profile described above.

Phyllis Woodford grew up in northeast Ohio and received a degree in criminal justice from Kent State University in 1985. Following some time spent working in Washington D.C. and touring, via bicycle, much of the east and west coastlines she ended up in Colorado. In 1996 the University of Denver conferred upon her the degree of Master of Environmental Policy and Management. You are probably thinking….wait a minute where is the degree in animal science from one of our notable land grant universities the boots the hat, etc.? How could someone with her background be deserving of the highest award given by one of the premier livestock organizations in Colorado?

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CLA Top Choice Award

Phyllis Woodford (center) accepts the crystal given to her by the Colorado Livestock Association at the 2013 Annual Convention in Breckenridge, CO. Justin Miller, JBS Five Rivers (left) and Bill Hammerich, CLA (right) presented the award to Phyllis.

“Phyllis truly was a one of a kind regulator.” -Jon Slutsky, La Luna Dairy

Well, it’s because Phyllis was not your stereotypical regulator. To truly understand her impact on agriculture and specifically livestock agriculture in Colorado you have to have a paradigm shift. As Justin Miller said before presenting Phyllis with her award “Phyllis headed up the Environmental Agriculture Program for nearly 20 years for the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment. In that time she worked to bring practical knowledge and common sense to Colorado’s livestock regulations.” Jon Slutsky a dairy farmer from Wellington, CO said, “Phyllis truly was a one of a kind regulator. She was more than able to balance her love and respect for agriculture with her duties enforcing environmental regulations. This enabled her to get respect and support from her regulated community. Phyllis even convinced us to ask the legislature to levy fees on CAFOs to support her department. That is perhaps the biggest testament of her worth to our industry.” Dave Amundson a swine producer from Burlington, CO said, “Phyllis is a genuine person, someone that is sincerely interested in the environment and understands the necessity of agriculture to provide the population with a safe food supply and has a unique ability to strike a balance between the two. She was never impressed or intimidated by power from either the environmentalists or the Ag producers. Phyllis is a person of high integrity, she did not react to situations to empower herself, she did what was right, even if it was unpopular, especially among her peers. As a person not given to praise easily, and not fond of government at any level, Phyllis Woodford is an honest, hardworking, sincere person that contributed immeasurably to both agriculture and the environment in Colorado. If everyone was a Phyllis Woodford in government we would have no problems in this country.” Thank you Phyllis for all you have done. We have come to truly appreciate your impeccable character and bountiful energy. Congratulations to this year’s winner of the CLA Top Choice Award! www.ColoradoLivestock.org

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Help Preserve Rocky Mt. National Park William Faulkner, Ph. D, Texas A&M University

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ocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) is a spectacular natural treasure encompassing 415 square miles of alpine and subalpine ecosystems on the doorstep of Colorado’s eastern plains. Nitrogen emissions, including ammonia emissions from agriculture and waste management activities as well as oxides of nitrogen from combustion sources, have contributed to increases in atmospheric nitrogen deposition in the Park that are driving undesirable changes in aquatic and terrestrial ecosystems. The Rocky Mountain Atmospheric Nitrogen and Sulfur (RoMANS) study demonstrated that a substantial portion of nitrogen deposition into RMNP occurs when synoptic-scale upslope events transport air from eastern Colorado and the surrounding region westward into the mountains. Rain or snow produced during these events captures the atmospheric nitrogen and deposits it in the Park. Most of these large events happen in the spring or fall. In 2013, Colorado’s livestock and crop producers and researchers at Colorado State University (CSU), with funding from the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) and the National Park Service (NPS), began developing a meteorological warning system to inform crop and livestock producers of impending upslope events that have a high likelihood of moving nitrogen emissions from eastern Colorado into RMNP. By identifying windows of time during which nitrogen emissions are most likely to have negative environmental impacts, producers may be able to avoid practices that have the potential to increase emissions, thereby reducing their environmental impact using voluntary practices that are tailored to a given operation. The development of the meteorological warning system will provide agricultural producers a valuable tool to reduce environmental impacts of their operations while allowing them to continue to implement practices to maximize the health and welfare of animals in their care. The warning system gives producers the opportunity to voluntarily apply certain conservation management practices to reduce ammonia emissions, which may be infeasible for year-round implementation, during strategic times when they will be most beneficial. The improved flow of information allows producers to be better neighbors and better stewards of our land and water resources while providing management flexibility. A pilot-scale version of the meteorological warning system is currently being developed with support from CLA, CDPHE, and the National Park Service. The system will be implemented in Spring of 2014, and we’re currently looking for volunteers to participate in the pilot-scale study. When an upslope event is predicted, a warning will be issued to agricultural producers participating in the pilot program that conditions are expected that are likely to cause movement of an air mass from eastern Colorado into RMNP. Recipients will be asked to implement management strategies that may reduce emissions or abstain from practices known to increase ammonia emissions, and they will be asked to respond to warnings by indicating their ability to change practices based on the issued warning. During the pilot project, the effectiveness of the warning system is being evaluated. Producers from a wide range of agricultural operations, including beef cattle feedlots, diaries, swine operations, crop producers, and biosolids application sites are being sought. Data from the pilot warning system project will be 100% confidential and will be used to evaluate and improve the reliability of meteorological predictions and gather data on producer response rates for eventual scale-up to a regional system. For more information or to sign up for the pilot project, visit www.rmwarningsystem.com, contact Brock Faulkner at faulkner@tamu.edu or contact the CLA office.

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Farewell Friends

So, God Made a CLA Member... Rachel Mitchell

As I sit down to write my last Vision article for CLA, I can’t help but stare at this blank word document wondering how to say goodbye to an entire industry, a lifestyle, and all of the great people that I have met along the way ….Or at the very least, try to leave behind some wise words from my professional experiences over the past five years. So rather than do either, I thought I would return a little praise to all of you hard working, dedicated members that have made countless sacrifices and helped to move this Association and our industry forward. Because of all of you, CLA is a strong, sound, nationally recognized organization. Thank you for your service to Agriculture…

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n the afternoon of the 8th day God looked down on his caretakers, and said “I need to make agriculture in Colorado great!” so God made a CLA member.

God said, I need someone that can get up before the sun, get to the office, check the cows and the employees in the yard, receive a load of cattle, check their email and read through the list of bills before a 7am Legislative Affairs Committee meeting, so God made a CLA member. I need somebody that can get in the truck and drive four hours one way to testify at a hearing in Denver in front of the Water Quality Control Commission. Someone who is generally a quiet person by nature that can get up in front of a complete group of strangers, look them square in the eye and with a fiery passion and conviction talk to them about the way they raise food so that we can all put dinner on the table for our families, and then quietly get back in the truck and drive four hours home and still have time to turn on the irrigation water and fix fence before bed, so God made a CLA Member. God Said “I need a dairy farmer that can create a culture of safety and respect for all employees on their farm. And who can produce materials and hold meetings in English and Spanish so that an employee can feel like a part of the team and comforted knowing that they understand what is asked of them. One that attends a CLA safety meeting every year, not because they have to, but so that their farm can continue to improve, takes calls from employees in the middle of the night to answer a question about cow #488 and then hosts a BBQ for all employees and their families the next day to show them how much their work is appreciated. So, God made a CLA Member. God had to have somebody willing to sit at the table with HSUS when Senate Bill 201 was introduced in Colorado, and negotiate a bill that would make Colorado a leader in the country on animal well-being concerns and would show the dedication of our livestock producers to go above and beyond to care for their animals and at the same time, demonstrate responsible farming to consumers, So God made a CLA member. It had to be somebody that could speak openly and honestly, be transparent about their production practices, and who could offer a tour of their farm at any time of the day for anyone to see. Somebody that could stick to his guns, look in the mirror and tell himself “If everyone is happy with the outcome, then you’re not doing something right.” Somebody that could attend a seven hour board meeting for CLA, sit on the Air Quality Control Commission, be a committee chairman for NCBA, and still have time to volunteer in his or her community, who’d laugh and then sigh…and then respond with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life “doing what dad does.” So, God made a CLA member. So, God Made Continued on page 21

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Farewell Friends So, God Made Continued from page 20

Thank you to all of the CLA members that welcomed me onto their farms and into their homes. Thank you for sitting through two hour long safety meetings, and still sticking around afterwards to ask about convention or a piece of legislation. You all have the potential to be exceptional leaders, and make a difference on your farms and for your industry. All it takes is to make that first step towards getting involved. Volunteer to sit on a working group, or participate in a conference call or council meeting. Your presence will have more of an impact than you think. Steve Gabel said something once that will always stick with me, “This world is run by those who show up.” There are never enough hours in the day or daylight on that windshield, but if you just “show up” up at the next meeting, make the drive to hear that speaker, you are making decisions for your industry and moving it forward one step at a time. I hope our paths cross again soon. Farewell Friends!

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Citizen of the West

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ohn Matsushima, a retired Colorado State University professor and a pioneer in beef-cattle nutrition, was honored in January as 2013 Citizen of the West by the National Western Stock Show, joining a roster of Western luminaries who have notably contributed to Colorado and the region. During his 30-year career as a professor and researcher in the CSU Department of Animal Sciences, Matsushima became a world-renowned expert in beef-cattle feeding for greater efficiency, profitability and carcass quality. His innovations, beginning in the 1960s, helped modernize and expand U.S. beef production with scientific underpinnings, data-based decision making, and global reach. “Johnny represents the best in of the world of academia. He has an inquiring mind that hungers for knowledge, and I just can’t say enough about his impact on students. He also represents the best of the world of agriculture. What he has accomplished with people and leaders over the decades is enormous,” said Pat Grant, chairman of long-range planning for the National Western and co-chair of the Citizen of the West Steering Committee. “Certainly in the world of beef, I do not know anyone who has had more influence than Johnny Matsushima.” Matsushima was feted during a Western gala that drew about 800 people to the National Western Complex in Denver. The event raised money for 74 scholarships given each year by the National Western Scholarship Trust to Colorado and Wyoming students who are pursuing college degrees in agricultural sciences, large-animal veterinary medicine, and medicine for practice in rural communities. Citizen of the West honorees, selected by a committee of community leaders, embody the spirit and determination of the Western pioneer and are committed to perpetuating the West’s agricultural heritage and ideals. The Citizen of the West honor roll is a regional Who’s Who of political, business, educational, philanthropic, and agricultural leaders.

(left): Dr. John Matsushima, retired Colorado State

University professor of beef-cattle nutrition and 2013 Citizen of the West, is pictured at the JBS Five Rivers Kuner Feedlot. The feed yard was a frequent stop for Matsushima during the height of his career, when he cooperated closely with Ken Monfort to improve cattle feeding in Colorado.

Photo by William Cotton/Colorado State University

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Citizen of the West Among Matsushima’s greatest achievements:  Educating an estimated 10,000 animal science students;  Pioneering the process of using steam and mechanical pressure to macerate corn kernels into corn flakes, thus improving feed efficiency by about 10 percent, reducing the amount of grain needed in feedlot rations, and improving profit margins for cattle feeders;  Working closely with Japanese officials to open that country and other Asian markets to U.S. beef exports. The late Kenny Monfort, a Colorado cattle mogul and an early adopter of Matsushima’s technology, joked that he flaked more corn than Kellogg’s at his feedlots. “I don’t think Colorado would be a top-five cattle feeding state if it weren’t for Johnny’s work,” said Daryl Tatum, a professor in CSU’s Department of Animal Sciences, who is among those carrying Matsushima’s torch in understanding links between nutrition and meat quality. “Johnny did as much as anybody in teaching and research to elevate the commercial cattlefeeding industry in Colorado and elsewhere. He was a game-changer.”

“Knowledge, never goes out of season.”

Matsushima, the son of Japanese immigrants, grew up on a vegetable farm near Platteville, Colo. He learned about cattle when raising market beef for 4-H and showing at the Weld County Fair. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in animal science at Colorado A&M, now CSU, then earned a doctoral degree at the University of Minnesota. He worked for a time at the University of Nebraska and returned to CSU in 1961 as a faculty expert in feedlot nutrition.

(above): The link between cattle feeding and carcass quality long has been a focus for Matsushima, shown at the JBS plant in Greeley. (below): He got his start as an expert in beef cattle nutrition while raising steers for 4-H projects in Weld County.

Matsushima partnered with Colorado cattle feeders to put discoveries into action, propelling beef to its status as a $3-billion agricultural sector in Colorado and the state’s top agricultural commodity. Colorado is ranked as the fifth state in the nation for cattle on feed. He also helped establish cattle feeding worldwide, with focused efforts in Africa, Italy, Australia, Canada, China and Japan. For this work, he has received many honors, including the Japanese Emperor Citation, or “Tenno Hosho,” presented in 2009 by Emperor Akihito at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The award typically is given only to national dignitaries and corporate leaders. Now an active 92-year-old, Matsushima credited his late wife, Dorothy, their children, Bob and Nancy, and other family members, friends and colleagues for forgiving his absences and supporting his tireless work and travels. Yet his perseverance was also essential to success. Matsushima recently visited the 100,000-head Kuner Feedlot, established by Monfort of Colorado Inc. and now owned by JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding. It was a frequent stop during the height of his career. As Matsushima surveyed Angus crossbred cattle at the feedlot, he explained his ongoing quest to gain and share information. “Knowledge,” Dr. Matsushima said, “never goes out of season.”

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he 2012 election brought much change to the Colorado Legislature. Democrats gained control of both chambers with a 37 – 28 majority in the House of Representatives and a 20 – 15 majority in the Senate. Democrats now maintain control of both the Legislative and Executive branches of government. Many political pundits believe that the voter tide nationally, coupled with Democrats capitalizing on last years end of session debacle in the House of Representatives, gave Dems the edge needed to gain such overwhelming majority’s.

One Senator was overheard saying, “This year we’re dealing with Guns, Gays, God, Gas and Grass”! As funny as that sounds, it was pretty much on target for the session. Colorado now has Civil Unions; they passed gun control measures that call for expanded background checks and limits on magazines to 15 bullets; voters will decide sales tax issues on the legal sale of marijuana and the Legislature passed rules and regulations governing those sales. Attempts were made and changes occurred in how the Colorado Oil and Gas Commission would function, fines and fees, rights of way and numerous issues that impact the oil and gas industry. Unfortunately, the one main issue CLA dealt with was the Humane Society of the United States’ (HSUS) attempt to ban the docking of tails in dairy cattle. While many in our industry felt that the issue was not relevant for a legislative fix, House Bill 1231 sponsored by Rep Steve Lebsock (D), made it through committee and to the House floor, where it was laid over to the end of session, essentially killing the bill, thanks to a strong coalition in the Ag lobby and like-minded legislators on both sides of the isle. The issue has not gone away and the HSUS leadership has their sights set on Colorado for passage of the issue next year, either legislatively or by the ballot. As always, CLA will stay on top of this and any other animal welfare issues. The Colorado state budget for FY13-14 totals $22B, with $8.1B from state General Funds (GF) and the remainder from cash and federal funds. One-time expenditures in the budget include: • Increase in reserve, or “rainy day fund” from 4% to 5% of general fund appropriations • $194 million for capital construction and controlled maintenance projects • Pay back a greater portion of state debt owed Fire & Police Pension Association than required   • Pay back money borrowed from the Veterans Trust Fund during recession • Increases for both K-12 and higher education • Over $10 million in grants for forest health and wildfire risk mitigation • Over $7 million in economic development programs • Salary increase for state employees of 2% • Reimbursement rate increase of 2% for community providers of various services • $2 million for affordable housing development grants and loans • Additional oil and gas inspectors to address rapid industry growth and health concerns • $2 million in grants to public libraries with a focus on early literacy $1 million in grants to assist veterans with housing, mental health and other supports As always, issues dealing with water, fees, land use, energy and the Department of Ag were at the forefront of our Legislative interests, for a complete wrap up of the issues CLA followed, go to www.coloradolivestock.org and click on the Legislative and Regulatory link. Special thanks goes out to all the members that participated at the Legislature and the Friday morning phone call updates. www.ColoradoLivestock.org

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Our Land Grant University

Colorado State University Animal Sciences Celebrating our Past & Ensuring our Future Dr. Kevin Pond, CSU Animal Sciences Department Head

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nimal Sciences has a storied past dating back to the first days of Colorado A&M in 1870. The contributions by the faculty, staff, students and alumni to the state, country and world have been astounding. It is very important to have our current crop of students understand their roots and heritage and celebrate the legacy of the past that they will continue. Celebrating the past takes the form of events such as the “Fall Gather” where students, alumni and friends gather on the Friday night before Ag Day at the Adams - Atkinson Arena for an evening of fun and socializing. Please join us! In the Spring we have a reunion of past Livestock Judging teams. This past Spring, the 2012 Reserve National Champion banner was unveiled along with a new banner commemorating the 2002 Reserve National Champion team! We plan to commemorate each of our previous National and Reserve National Championship judging teams (Livestock, Meat, Horse, Wool Dairy, etc.) with banners! All of these banners will be proudly displayed in the new Arena attached to our renovated Animal Sciences building. Ensuring the future involves expansion of our recognition of student activities through the Spring Branding Banquet attended by over 400 students, alumni and friends. We also have new student groups: the Equine Science Stewards and Stewards of Animal Sciences who help recruit, retain and graduate students who are society ready! They will also help with donor relations and fund raising. The renovation and expansion (Phase I) of the historic Animal Sciences Building will be complete in Spring 2014 and Phase II will immediately commence including new facilities for meat science, food innovation, a retail store, arena and classrooms. Naming opportunities are abundant to help continue our great legacy and ensure the future.

(left and background): Sketches of the Animal Sciences Building rennovation. To view more details about the rennovation visit the Department’s website. You can follow the rennovations online at:

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Our Land Grant University

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Colorado Agriculture with a Great Game-Day Barbecue Tradition! Saturday, September 28, 2013 Barbecue Served 11:00AM-1:00PM Football kickoff 1:30PM

Ag Day Activities Include:

• Farm-themed fun for kids • Farm displays • CSU agricultural student groups • Live music Ag Day is a fall tradition in its 32nd year – a barbecue that draws hundreds of CSU students, alumni, and friends who enjoy our state’s tasty bounty, followed by CSU football. Each year, we celebrate Colorado’s rich agricultural heritage with food from the state’s leading commodity groups. Proceeds fund scholarships for CSU students in agricultural sciences. During 2012-13 alone, 20 CSU students earned Ag Day scholarships! So pull up a straw bale under our famed Aggie “A,” and savor a feast of Colorado beef, pork, lamb, potatoes, beans, wheat and dairy products, and watermelon!

Join Us!

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advancing.colostate.edu/AGDAY2013-ONLINE or call (970) 491-6274. www.ColoradoLivestock.org

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Department of Animal Sciences Help us prepare today’s students for tomorrow’s challenges in animal agriculture!

The CSU Animal Sciences Building is undergoing major renovation, and we need your help to transform the building into a state-of-the-art teaching and research facility. We plan a new meats laboratory, large modern classroom, food innovation center, retail store and arena. These assets are critical to training CSU Animal Sciences students to be our industry’s very best problem-solvers. We need your help!

Architectural rendering of the future Animal Science Building after renovation.

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The Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture Dr. Gregory Graff, Colorado State University Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Kathay Rennels, Assistant Vice President of Community and Economic Development at Colorado State University

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ow big is the agricultural sector of the Colorado economy? How does agricultural production in the state relate to food retail and consumption in the state? What other retail sectors depend directly on agriculture? And how does Colorado’s livestock industry fit into the whole picture of the depth and breadth of this industry on the state’s economic prosperity? Questions like this were investigated in a recent study, called The Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture, conducted by a team of agricultural economists and the Community and Economic Development Office at Colorado State University. The lead authors on the study, Dr. Gregory Graff, a professor in the Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Kathay Rennels, CSU’s Assistant Vice President of Outreach and Engagement, presented some of the findings of the study to the Board of the Colorado Livestock Association at its April 2013 meeting. In all, the Value Chain study found that there are more than 125 distinct industry sub-sectors—such as seed vendors, farm equipment manufacturers, grain farmers, cow-calf operations, feeders, meat slaughter operations, dairy wholesalers, industrial bakers, or beverage retailers—that together make up the complete value chain of the agriculture and food industries in the state of Colorado.

The study was initiated as part of the economic development initiative of the Governor’s Office and Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) called the Colorado Blueprint. And the work was funded jointly by the Colorado Department of Agriculture and CSU’s Office of Engagement. While all of the different businesses consulted and involved in the Blueprint initiative are unlikely to agree on every element, the Value Chain study shows there are considerable areas of shared opportunities within each of the six core economic development objectives: to build a business-friendly regulatory environment; to recruit, grow, and retain companies in Colorado; to improve access to capital; to create and market a stronger “Colorado” brand; to educate and train the workforce of

THE FACTS  Beef cattle operations received almost $3.1 billion for marketing of beef cattle, and dairies received $594 million for milk production.  Hog operations received $233 million for hogs. Calves in Colorado  Colorado is the leading Cattle (1and dot = 10,000 head) U.S. state in production of sheep and lamb. In 2010, Colorado sheep and lamb operations received $111 million for sheep and lamb marketings and $3.7 million for wool production.  Other livestock include Milk cows in Colorado (1 dot = 2,000 cows) poultry production, with producers receiving $94 million for sale of eggs in 2011.  Colorado farms and ranches received about $38 million for sales of horses used for recreation. Hogs in Colorado

For more information and interesting facts contact Jim Beers at the CSU Office of Engagment at jim.beers@colostate.edu All information above is from 2011 unless otherwise specified above. Source: Value Chain of Colorado Agriculture Study, Colorado State University

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Sheep and lambs in Colorado (1 dot = 1,000 sheep)

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TheValueChainofColoradoAgriculture “Value Chain” Continued from page 29

the future; and to cultivate innovation and the development of new technologies. The perspective of looking at the value chain— which really looks more like a “web” connecting producers to consumers—highlights that issues confronted by the state’s livestock industry are shared with a number of other parts of the value chain in a number of ways: from worker safety to animal welfare; environmental and food safety issues to water quality and availability; and immigration and labor regulations. The Value Chain study also identified various regions of the state where a critical mass of economic activities within the agriculture value chain tend to concentrate, contributing to the emergence of agricultural “clusters” within those region’s economies. Such “clusters” can be best described as agglomerations of interrelated businesses and workers, together creating a vibrant “ecosystem” within a particular geographic region. In time, such an ecosystem can attract associated businesses to relocate – or to start-up – within that region in order to enjoy the competitive advantage of being part of the cluster. There appear to be, at least, four regional clusters in Colorado, each with a different specialization. The first and biggest cluster is the northeastern Colorado/South Platte River Valley commodity feed crop and livestock cluster. It is a prime example of an agricultural industry cluster. It is characterized by a relatively high concentration of feed crop production due largely to availability of irrigation water. This, together with good transport infrastructure for bringing in grain from the East encouraged the location of animal feeding operations in this region, followed by slaughter and meatpacking, as well as diary production and processing. This industry cluster is centered along the South Platte River, pivoting around Greeley and Fort Morgan. For more information on the Value Chain of Colorado Ag go to:

http://outreach.colostate.edu/econ-dev/value-chain

or contact Jim Beers at the CSU Office of Engagement: jim.beers@colostate.edu

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From the Desk of the Commissioner

Colorado Agricultural Exports Important for State John T. Salazar, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture

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hen thinking about the goods or services that Colorado exports to other countries, agricultural products may not be the first thing that crosses your mind. Think again.

Agricultural exports have become increasingly important to our state’s economy, with high-quality, locally grown and value-added food products being sold to customers in markets around the world that are rich with opportunity. And these exports are growing rapidly, increasing by more than 60% from 2009 to 2012 and are projected to top $2 billion in the near future. I am excited about the continued growth of Colorado’s agricultural exports to international markets which contributes to Colorado’s economic vitality and enhances opportunity for all Coloradans. Of particular note, every dollar of exports creates another $1.40 in supporting economic activity and every $1 billion of exports supports an estimated 5,080 jobs. From Canada to Mexico, to Japan and China, and all the way to Korea and Russia, products from Colorado’s farms and ranches are finding their way to these and to more than 120 countries around the world. Top agricultural exports include beef, hides, dairy, dry beans and wheat. Overall, our biggest trading partners continue to be our neighbors to the north and south, Canada and Mexico. These two countries alone account for about half of Colorado’s food and agricultural product exports but we’re also seeing growth on a more global level. Access to open markets is critical to expanding exports. It is important that our country’s trade representatives continue to fight for greater access to global markets for our agricultural products. After years of negotiations, Japan, just earlier this year, increased market access to allow for imports of U.S. beef from cattle up to thirty months of age and younger. This is significant for Colorado’s livestock industry and creates greater opportunity to expand on the roughly $170 million of exports of beef and beef variety meats from Colorado that went to Japan in 2012. Similarly, recent trade agreements with Panama, Colombia, and South Korea are examples of the U.S. working to tear down trade barriers that block or reduce exports and improve access to customers in international markets. Without question, Colorado’s agricultural exports will continue to grow as we open and expand global markets and create new and exciting opportunities for our valued and quality products. Agriculture has been, and will continue to be, a critical part of Colorado’s economic well-being. As more and more of our agricultural products find consumers across the globe, Colorado agriculture will boost our state’s economic growth and help create jobs. And that is not only good for agriculture – it is good for all Coloradans.

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ummer is here, the skies are Colorado blue, the temperature is pleasant, we love the sizzle of a steak on the grill or biting into a thick, juicy hamburger. It’s the weekend, time to relax and read one of those magazines or newspapers you never got a chance to look at while calving, and feeding all winter. Our eyes scan the articles and you smile at an article by Baxter Black, but as you continue to read there must be a misprint because the wording just doesn’t seem right. As you look at it again you ask yourself, “REALLY who comes up with this stuff?” A neighbor calls to visit and you tell him or her about the article you saw, they in turn tell you about something they heard or saw. As the week continues you stop at the grocery store, fill your cart with beef, pork and dairy products and while in the checkout line you see the person behind you glaring at the items in the cart. You notice that there are no meat items in their cart so you start a conversation and they tell you they are vegan or vegetarian because red meat is bad for you. Again the “REALLY” word pops into your mind and you feel compelled to set them straight. As cattle producers and industry affiliates we have the opportunity to help solve this dilemma. While on an airplane going to see the grandkids near Amarillo, TX, I was looking at some promotional information on beef and the woman next to me said, “ohhh! that picture of the steak looks so good, but we don’t eat beef anymore because my husband has high cholesterol.” I turned towrads her and said, “Really?”, and with her sitting in the window seat I had a captive audience. By the end of our flight, I had explained the benefits of eating red meat, and answered all of her questions about natural, organic and grass-fed beef. I gave her some handouts to show her husband, and one of my cards. It was exciting at the end of the week when I received an email from her letting me know beef was back on the menu in their home and the whole family was so glad she had learned the real story about beef. This is something I have encountered several times since joining the CLA Staff. As luck would have it, I was attending a local cattlemen’s meeting and heard about the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) and took it upon myself to complete the program. It is simple, informative and educational. All beef producers and others in the beef community with a genuine interest in promoting the industry are invited to enroll. You can participate as part of a group/class or complete the program on your own. THERE IS NO COST TO PARTICIPATE! For more information, visit www.beef.org/mastersofbeefadvocacy or contact Daren Williams dwilliams@beef.org at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. So please join me and make the commitment to reclaiming our legacy as the original stewards of the land, caretakers of our animals, and producers of safe, wholesome, and nutritious beef. More than anything help us to inform those who are unaware of where their food comes from! www.ColoradoLivestock.org

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Jessica Hawthorne, Colorado Livestock Association

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y initial response to hearing all of the hype about buying, organic, hormonefree or local was like most of you, to roll my eyes and think to myself, “come on people, buy it, eat it, be happy you live in the U.S. where it comes cheap and you can afford to throw half of it away.” Then, I walked a mile in the consumer’s shoes…

Similar to the movie, “What Women Want,” where Mel Gibson gets struck by lightning and can suddenly hear all of the thoughts of the women around him, I can suddenly hear all of the thoughts of the average consumer. Because the day I moved out the dorms and started grocery shopping for myself, I became just that. Yes, I have more knowledge about the food system than what we might consider average, but I still remember standing in front of the ground beef at Wal-Mart, on the phone with my mother asking which one to buy. See, I had never bought beef from a grocery store. I have spent the majority of my life so far eating the way consumer’s dream of; a deepfreeze full of beef from a family member, whole chickens from a neighbor, and an acre vegetable garden with as much sweet corn as you could ever want. I guess you could call me a born and raised ‘locavore’ (a hip term coined for those who try to only purchase food grown locally). I had no clue how lost one could feel faced with a decision about purchasing a product they know little about. Sure, they can see that its “70% lean, and its $X/lb”, but they don’t know where this package was two days ago let alone what ranch or farm the animal came from. I never realized the challenges the consumer faces at the grocery store. It is time-consuming enough to read the nutrition facts, let alone decipher all of the labels that claim organic, natural, hormone-free etc. Here, standing in the grocery store, is where I realized the challenge that we as an industry face. The agriculture industry’s biggest competition is not your neighbor down the road or the feeder in the next county over. Our biggest competitor is the lack of knowledge about the industry and its practices. Misinformed media, reporting half-truths with catchy names (i.e. Pink Slime), policymakers who make substantial decisions about an industry they do not fully understand, and consumers who are influenced everyday by the labels in the grocery store, their family and friends, social media, and the evening news. Our biggest challenge is to teach the people around us about what we do. Inform them about all of the technologies that allow us to produce more food with fewer resources. Remind them of the issue we face of feeding the world in 2050. There will always be the vocal minority, someone on the fringe who will be resistant to believe and trust our story. But we have to focus our education efforts on the majority. We need to be sympathetic and transparent to the questions and concerns of consumers about their food. We need to engage with the media as often as possible so that if a story comes up they will be more apt to come ask us about the issue so we as an industry have the opportunity to tell our side. We need to continue to build relationships with our regulators and legislators. Invite them onto our farms and show them what we do, how we do it and why. Take the opportunity to have a conversation with your neighbor or the lady in the grocery store. When called upon to tell your story, have the courage to stand up and explain what you do and why. Take a moment, and think about how things look from the perspective of someone who doesn't know the in's and out's of what we do every day. Have the conversation. Take the first step to building a relationship with the people around you. Speak up, and tell your story. www.ColoradoLivestock.org

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2013 Convention

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early 600 attendees traveled to beautiful Breckenridge, CO to the “Growing for Our Future” Joint Convention to hear informative and thought-provoking presentations from experts across several industries, and to mingle with some of the most influential livestock producers in the state of Colorado.

The joint day, Tuesday, began with a light-hearted and hilarious performance by comedian Damian Mason titled “Humor for the Heart of Ag.” Before lunch, attendees heard an enlightening presentation from Andy Gottschalk about the new world economy and growth opportunities for U.S. agriculture in the coming years.

Damian Mason, professional speaker and funny man, started Tuesday morning off with a bang entertaining the crowd with hilarious jokes that only people in agriculture can truly understand.

The afternoon breakout speaker sessions brought many mindful ideas that will have producers ruminating for quite some time. Those in attendance had the opportunity to attend two out of the three breakouts listed below. Creating a Business Culture for Societal Expectations: In this breakout session, attendees listened to informative presentations from Dr. Chris Ashworth, Dairy Technical Consultant for Elanco 38

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Mark your calendar for next year's Joint Convention! June 16-18, 2014 Marriott Hotel, Colorado Springs, CO Animal Health; and Dr. Tom Parks, Chairman of the Humane Society of the United States’ Agriculture Advisory Council for Colorado. The session was moderated by Jim Miller, former Deputy Commissioner of Agriculture. Sustainability - The Triple Bottom Line: Dr. Tom Field from the University of Nebraska, Department of Animal Sciences spoke about the Triple Bottom Line: Economy, Environment, and Society as it relates to livestock production and meeting the challenges in the future!

Panelists Dr. Tom Parks and Dr. Chris Ashworth and moderator Jim Miller discuss animal well-being at the speaker breakout session on Tuesday afternoon.

Balancing Family Expectations with Business Needs: Former Director and General Manager of the Microsoft Visual Studio Team System, Rick LaPlante discussed balancing family dynamics while transforming “Family Operations into Agricultural Businesses," from his perspective as a professional advisor. On behalf of CLA, including members and staff, we would like to express our sincere appreciation for all of the support we received from the sponsors of this year’s convention. Sponsors are the foundation of a successful event, so we are truly grateful for their support. Join us for next year's Convention in Colorado Springs, CO!

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Top Left: Toby Johnson, winner of the HUB International Dream Vacation Giveaway shakes the hand of the giveaway's sponsor, Dick York. Top Right: Veterans involved in the Wounded Warrior Project along with Bob Bledsoe, past CCFA President, winner of the U.S. flag, flown over the nation's captiol on Memorial Day. Bottom Left: CLA members show their appreciation to the servicemen and families from the Wounded Warrior Project that attended the CLA Past President's Luncheon as special guests. Bottom Right: Luke Lind, JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, addresses those in attendance at the Past President's Luncheon. JBS has been a long time sponsor of our Past President's event at Convention.

2013-2014 CLA Board of Directors Back: (from left) Jon Slutsky, Steven Campbell, Justin Miller. Todd Sigmon, Nolan Stone, Luke Larson, Toby Johnson, and Grant Bledsoe Front: (from left) Glenn Benjamin, Rex Buck, Mark Frasier, Mary Kraft, and Bill Hammerich.

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Past Presidents of Colorado Livestock Association and Colorado Cattle Feeders Association were honored for their service and leadership. Back: (from left) Glenn Benjamin, Don Rutledge, Bob Bledose, Bill Wailes Front: (from left) Bob Rolston, Bill Hammerich, Dallas Horton, and Jim Docheff, Jr.

Right: Mark Frasier, CLA President, presides over the Annual Membership Meeting. Bottom Left: CLA members at the annual CLA Membership Meeting. This year's agenda featured great presentations covering immigration, health care, and Rocky Mountain National Park. Bottom Right: CLA members and staff say goodbye to Rachel at the Membership Meeting. Rachel, who has handled the work comp program for CLA members, models her honorary hard hat given to her from Dick York, HUB International.

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SPOT COLOR VERSIONS

CMYK VERSIONS


Agribusiness | Commercial Workers’ Compensation | Employee Benefits

Success, together.

Partners in Colorado’s future.

A workers’ compensation broker for CLA

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Who We Are

CLA Structure Board

Committees

Directors

Task Forces

Executive Committee

Audit Finance Natural Resource Worker’s Comp Legislative

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Feeder Council

Producer Council

Swine Council

Industry Partner Council

Interest Groups

Workforce Future Livestock Leaders Legislative Affairs

The Board and Officer team have been restructured to achieve CONTINUITY OF LEADERSHIP. • Nine elected directors will serve 3-year terms. • The officer team will consist of the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past-President, and Treasurer. • The Treasurer will become an elected position on the Board of Directors. • The President and President-elect will be elected to Two year terms. There will be greater OPPORTUNITY FOR MEMBER PARTICIPATION. • Species councils will have less responsibility for managing the Association and more opportunity to explore the issues that matter to livestock producers. • Organized interest groups will be formed around issues that overlap the limits of any single species. Participation will be open to any interested member. • Standing committees and temporary task forces will serve the Association in action and representation on issues. • The Board and Officers will be elected by a vote of the membership. The Association will be POLICY DRIVEN. • The principal responsibility of the Board of Directors will be to determine policy of the Association, based on priorities defined by the Species Councils and Interest Groups. 46

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When you need it, you need it . Animal Health International. Your needs.Your solutions. Your peace of mind. It’s what we do best. Animal Health International, Inc. is the premier animal health company in North America serving the needs of customers for more than 40 years. No other distributor has a broader product offering. We represent over 1,000 manufacturers that supply products focused on companion animal, equine, beef and dairy cattle, poultry, and swine. Animal Health International has more than 400 sales personnel nationwide, and offers products ranging from vaccines and pharmaceuticals. Our micro ingredient machines, feed batching systems and computerized data collection and analysis system provide a state of the art management package for commercial and purebred herds. To find out more information about our products and services, please contact your local sales representative or visit us at www.animalhealthinternational.com.

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Who We Are

Our Mission

Strengthen

We will represent Colorado’s livestock industry with a unified voice in addressing legislative & regulatory issues and proactively advance the interests of our members through communications, education and leadership development.

Our History The Colorado Livestock Association (CLA) was formed in 1998 through a restructuring of the then 43 year old Colorado Cattle Feeders Association (CCFA). The new name and structure was designed to better reflect the membership of the association. CLA prides itself on a willingness to change to meet the needs of its members. What started as a group of feeders working to eradicate a disease affecting cattle (red nose), has grown into a multi-specie organization Working to Strengthen and Unite Animal Agriculture in Colorado for Future Generations!

Our Focus CLA focuses on building relationships between producers, building relationships with regulatory agencies and legislators, and bringing forth future Colorado agriculture leaders. CLA has been a leader on behalf of its members in the regulatory and legislative arenas when it comes to issues impacting Colorado’s livestock industry. The association continues to work with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, through its stakeholder process, to assure the industry can remain viable and environmentally sound in ever increasing regulations. At the State Capitol, CLA is represented by Capitol Strategies with Steve Holdren who often calls upon CLA members and staff to come to the Capitol to testify on legislation that will impact their businesses. Safety is also a main focus for the Association – we have a workers comp group program that not only allows members to receive a financial benefit by pooling resources, it also provides training to help members develop a safety culture within their operations.

Opportunities CLA is a multi-species organization composed of Beef, Dairy, Swine, and Sheep. There are five councils which include Producer, Feeder, Dairy, Swine and Industry Partners. Each council elects their own leader. They plan and host council specific events throughout the year. Our Board of Directors is composed of fifteen people and meets at least once each quarter. There are many opportunities for members to be engaged including councils, issue specific interest groups, and multiple educational workshops. If you would like to become more involved, contact the office at(970) 378-0500!

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Leadership

Unite

President - Mark Frasier Dairy Council - Shawn TeVelde Frasier Farms, Last Chance, CO TV Dairy, Fort Lupton, CO President Elect - Mary Kraft Feeder Council - Judd Butler Badger Creek/Quail Ridge Dairy, Ft Morgan, CO JBS Five Rivers, Gilcrest, CO Treasurer - Rex Buck Producer Council - Jim Day Wray Cattle Company, Wray, CO Apishapa Ranch, Fowler, CO Immediate Past President - Glenn Benjamin Swine Council - Brett Rutledge Bijou Creek Livestock, Simla, CO Triple R Farms, Yuma, CO Industry Partner Council - Brian Schiller Flood & Peterson, Greeley, CO

Staff

Bill Hammerich—Chief Executive Officer bhammerich@coloradolivestock.org Kellee Mitchell —Administrative Coordinator kmitchell@coloradolivestock.org Jessica Hawthorne—Director of Communications jhawthorne@coloradolivestock.org

Colorado Livestock Association Office: 822 7th Street, Suite 210 Greeley, CO 80631 Office: (970) 378-0500 Fax: (970) 378-1962

Important Dates 2013-2014 Board of Directors Meeting Schedule

September 17, 2013 November 19, 2013 January 16, 2014 February 18, 2014 April 15, 2014 June 18, 2014

Northern Colorado Water Conservancy District — Berthoud, CO Country Steakout — Fort Morgan, CO Wells Fargo— Denver, CO Warwick Hotel — Denver, CO Midwest Farms—Burlington, CO Annual Convention — Colorado Springs, CO

Get Connected!

As a CLA Member, you will receive the CLA Today email newsletter at the end of each week. This will allow you to stay current on industry news and CLA happenings. Also, check out our website for important policy information and upcoming events at www.ColoradoLivestock.org. Find us on Facebook! www.facebook.com/coloradolivestockassociation www.ColoradoLivestock.org

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Friends of Agriculture

Become a Friend of Agriculture! Did you know? Colorado Agriculture contributes $8.56 billion to our local economy & is the 2nd largest industry in the state! As a Friend of Agriculture you will help to:     

Support safe wholesome food, grown locally in our state Help us protect Colorado’s air and water resources Stay abreast of issues affecting our industry Promote sustainability of the agriculture industry of Colorado Acknowledge the farmers & ranchers who properly care for their animals

Thank you to the 2012-2013 Friends of Agriculture for their dedication and support of Colorado’s livestock industry! Big Boy Manufacturing, LLC D&D Filter Recycling and Supplies Dairy Specialists, LLC DeBeys Service Colorado Corn Grower’s Association Colorado Sugarbeet Grower’s Association Liberty Mutual-Rocky Mountain Region Stockman’s Café West Greeley Conservation District

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Get Every Dollar You’ve Earned.

You work hard to raise the best livestock and deserve top dollar. Selling at an auction is the most trusted and profitable way to sell livestock. The commission you pay is a small investment that pays big dividends, in the form of peace of mind that comes with fair and immediate payment. By selling at a livestock auction you benefit from: • Competitive bidding that ensures you get paid top dollar • Immediate and guaranteed payment from a bonded and regulated account • Compliance with state and national animal ID rules

Get every dollar you’ve earned when you sell at your local Colorado livestock auction. Calhan Auction Market, Inc. Calhan • (719)347-2417

High Plains Livestock Exchange LLC Brush • (970)842-5115

Sterling Livestock Commission Company Sterling • (970)522-1950

Centennial Livestock Auction Company Ft. Collins • (970)482-6207

La Junta Livestock Commission, Inc. La Junta • (719)384-7781

Superior Livestock Auction, Inc. Brush • (970)842-5566

Cortez Livestock Auction, Inc. Cortez • (970)565-3456

Producers Livestock Marketing Association Greeley • (970)353-4121

Winter Livestock Auction LaJunta • (719)384-4491

Delta Sales Yard, Inc. Delta • (970)874-4612

Rocky Mountain Livestock Salida • (719)539-6647

Brought to you by the Colorado Livestock Marketing Association To find your local market, contact the Livestock Marketing Association at 1-800-821-2048 or visit www.lmaweb.com.


Leadership

OFFICERS Mark Frasier, President Frasier Farms Cow/Calf and stocker grazing Family: Wife, Tina

“I am a CLA member to support a unified voice for the livestock industry in Colorado. CLA is an association that adds value to all livestock producers and defines the future of our industry.”

Mary Kraft, President-Elect Quail Ridge Dairy and Badger Creek Farm Fort Morgan, CO Family: Husband, Chris; daughter, Jordan; son, Stratton and his fiancé April “There are many forces at work in our industry that one person alone cannot hope to change, but together we can positively influence regulatory, legislative and animal issues. The voice of animal production agriculture is more easily heard and effective if we all speak with unity. CLA gives us a clear, respected voice! CLA has worked tirelessly to develop a reputation of high integrity and responsibility in shaping many of the rules we work under. We have a compelling story to tell, and a huge role to play in the state’s economy! We will tell our great story to regulators, legislators and consumers, and continue to positively influence our future!

Glenn Benjamin, Immediate Past President Bijou Creek Livestock Cow/Calf Family: Son, Rob and his wife Kate “CLA membership is an investment in my business. Every day, CLA monitors the issues that affect me and my business. That way, I can concentrate on what I do best, managing my ranch. CLA is a unique association, and we will continue to be a leader in finding distinctive solutions to the challenges producers face every day in legislative, regulatory, and environmental arenas.”

Rex Buck, Treasurer

Wray Cattle Co. Cow/Calf Family: Jody and I have been married for 26 years and have four children: Brady graduated from Duke University in May 2013 Molly is a senior at CSU majoring in Business Marketing; Coby is a sophomore at Harvard studying Economics & Financial History; Baylor is a senior at Wray high school. Rex and Jody met at CSU. Our children are now part of the fifth generation in our extended family to be involved in cattle ranching. “I am a CLA member because I am a cattle rancher/businessman and I feel that it is imperative to be involved with organizations that support our industry. Additionally, I enjoy the people and fellowship. I think we are making a difference. My vision for CLA/ Finance committee is for the CLA to be fiscally sound and to continue to prosper so that our organization can meet its goals and contribute to the advancement of CLA’s vision.”

Bill Hammerich, Chief Exectutive Officer/Secretary Colorado Livestock Association Family: Wife, Sabrina; son, Justin, his wife, Kate and their son Cort William; daughter, Jessica, her husband James, and their sons Austin William and Jack Michael. “One of the things that makes CLA a great organization is the diversity of the membership that represents all of the major livestock species in Colorado. With such diversity comes the opportunity build consensus that is derived from a variety of opinions and thoughts.”

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Todd Sigmon

Grant Bledsoe

Toby Johnson

Jon Slutsky

Dave Amundson

Luke larson

Dinklage Feedyard Iliff, CO

Collins Ranch Kit Carson, CO

Midwest Farms, LLC Burlington, CO

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Bledose Cattle Co. Wray, CO

La Luna Dairy Wellington, CO

Ordway Feedyard Ordway, CO

Justin Miller

JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC Lamar, CO

Nolan Stone

JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding , LLC Kuner Feedyard Kersey, CO

Skip Schneider

Animal Health International Greeley, CO Ex-Officio, Non-Voting

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COUNCILS Dairy Council

Shawn Te Velde, Chair

TV Dairy Owner Fort Lupton, CO Family: Wife, Michelle, son, Owen and daughter, Morgan. “I am a CLA member because we all need someone on our side in this industry and CLA acts as a voice to protect my business and the industry as a whole. My vision for CLA and the Dairy Council is to be a proactive group of people who strive for the overall betterment of agriculture in the state of Colorado.”

Feeder Council

Judd Butler, Chair

JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding Gilcrest Feedlot Manager Family: Wife, Daina; daughters, Tori, Tyler; son, Holton “I am a member of CLA because we need representation from our state to help protect and voice the concerns of our industry. My vision for CLA/Feeder Council is to build sustainability in the traceability program and learn how it can benefit the cattleman of Colorado.”

Producer Council Jim Day, Chair Apishapa Ranch, LLC Manager Family: My wife Rexella and I have been married 10 years. We have been blessed with four children. We have 3 girls: Jenna (7), Kacie (2) and Rylee (2 months) and a son Ryan (5). “I am a CLA member because as manager at Apishapa Ranch, I was given the opportunity to become a member. I have enjoyed meeting people in this industry, while learning more about the opportunities and challenges we face. My vision for CLA is for the organization to continue to grow, to unite the people in the livestock industry and give us a strong voice with consumers and legislators.”

Swine Council Brett Rutledge, Chair Triple R Farms, LLC Owner Family: Wife, Kristianna, and sons Forest 9, and Miles 7 “I am a CLA member because CLA provides a stronger voice for me as a producer. My vision for CLA is to continue to be the organization that the state looks to for animal agriculture.”

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Industry Partner Council Brian Schiller, Chair Flood & Peterson Insurance, Inc. Vice President Family: My wife, Meaghan and I have a five year old daughter Addison and a two year old son Preston. “I am passionate about agriculture and the values that it teaches our children. I have served the members or our Colorado Livestock Association workers compensation program for the last 13 years. I want to continue bringing members the value and services needed for continued success. We have helped return millions of dollars to CLA and its members. My vision for CLA is to continue to be the leading voice with regards to legislative and regulatory issues facing Colorado animal agriculture.”

FUTURE LIVESTOCK LEADERS Erik Mohrlang, Chair Feldpausch Holsteins Manager Fort Morgan, CO “I grew up going to the convention every year with my family. Once I joined the animal industry, becoming a member wasn’t something I had to think about. I think that CLA is an organization that stands as a unified voice for animal producers in Colorado, that voice will be more important than ever going into the future. My vision for the Future Livestock Leaders is to increase participation and I think our group has an opportunity to grow the number of younger CLA members and to cultivate that membership to eventually become leaders of CLA.”

STAFF

Bill Hammerich

Kellee Mitchell

Jessica Hawthorne

Chief Executive Officer

Administrative Coordinator

Director of Communications

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Beef Quality Assurance

The New Face of Colorado Beef Quality Assurance K

aty Lippolis is a graduate student at Colorado State University serving as the Colorado Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) coordinator while working on her Master’s degree in Beef Management Systems. She hails from Castle Rock, CO and is a recent graduate of CSU with Bachelor’s degrees in Animal Science and Equine Science. During the last year of her undergraduate program, she served as an Equine Science Steward and was voted Most Outstanding Equine Science Senior by the faculty. Katy will fill the position previously held by Travis Hoffman, who served 8 years as the BQA Coordinator and is now beginning work on his Ph.D. Katy has several goals for the Colorado BQA program. In addition to starting a Facebook page and becoming active in the world of social media she would like to begin building a database that can help to streamline the recertification process. She believes that it is of the upmost importance to stay up-to-date on the latest developments in beef quality and in order to do that, as an industry we have to make a commitment to attend BQA trainings and become recertified. She would like to make an effort to connect with veterinarians across the state and inform them about the importance of the Beef Quality Assurance program and how they can help their clients practice Best Management Practices. Her mentality is, "Teach the teachers." When you have the opportunity to inform someone who makes direct contact with producers on a daily basis it becomes easier to spread the word. In addition to veterinarians, Katy would like to make an effort to reach out to all of the groups within the beef industry. In the past, there has been a heavy focus on engaging cow/calf producers and feedyards. Katy would like to expand this focus to include BQA trainings for dairy producers and livestock auction barns. She believes it is necessary that all parts of the beef industry are educated on what they can do to ensure the highest quality product for the consumer. Welcome to the team Katy!

If you would like to learn about how you can become BQA Certified or about an upcoming program in your area, please contact Katy at (303) 598-9077 or email her at kdlippo@rams.colostate.edu. www.ColoradoLivestock.org

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Pinnacol Assurance and the Colorado Livestock Association: partnering to meet your workers’ compensation needs. As the provider of the Colorado Livestock Association’s workers’ compensation Safety Group Program, Pinnacol offers group members: § Customized service § Loss prevention and return-to-work assistance § Comprehensive claims management § Access to a statewide network of medical professionals experienced in treating workplace injuries We look forward to meeting your workers’ compensation insurance needs for years to come. For more information, please call 970.378.0500.

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Introducing...

CLA’s Online Livestock Industry Buyer’s Guide! User Friendly One-Stop Shopping Efficient Timely Anywhere Anytime

In this digital and ever-changing world it is a constant chore to stay up to date with latest in the industry. As a livestock producer, your day starts early and ends late and you're constantlyonthemove.Stayconnectedtothepeopleandbusinessesthatshowsupport to your industry as members of Colorado Livestock Association and do it all from your smart phone, tablet, or desktop! CLA’s Online Livestock Industry Buyer’s Guide is your #1 resource to find anything from pharmaceuticals to equipment dealers, or financial services to feedstuffs! Log onto www.coloradolivestock.org and click on the link in the bottom right-hand side of the page that looks like this! Are you, as an Industry Partner member of CLA, interested in displaying your products or services in front of the industry decision makers in Colorado? Call Jessica at the CLA office to find out more information on pricing and opportunities available! (970) 378-0500 or by email at jhawthorne@coloradolivestock.org

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Products & Services Directory 2013-2014

Accountants...................................75 Animal Bedding ...........................75 Animal Health-Diagnostics........75 Animal Health-Distributors.....75-76 Animal Health-Manufacturers...76 Business Solutions........................76 Clothing.........................................76 Commodity Brokers.....................76

Construction & Engineering.........77 Financial Services............................80 Consultants-Environmental...........77 Grass/Seed........................................80 Consultants-Livestock....................77 Guest Ranch.....................................81 Insurance..........................................81 Contractors.......................................77 Livestock Identification............81-82 Equipment..................................77-78 Marketing Services..........................82 Feedstuffs.................................... 78-80 Meat Processing...............................82 Fertilizer............................................80 Real Estate........................................82

Accountants

Animal Bedding

Genske, Mulder & Company, LLP Renewable Fiber, Inc. We specialize in providing complete accounting, tax and consulting services for the dairy industry. The clients we serve produce approximately 10% of the milk in the United States. This specialization is the reason our firm’s partners and accountants stay ahead in your ever-evolving industry. Chris Garnier 4150 E. Concours St., Ste. 250 Ontario, CA 91764 (909) 483-2100 ext:243 Fax: (909) 483-2109

Landscape material sales / Animal bedding. Brian Morse PO Box 205 Fort Lupton, CO 80621-0205 (303) 857-0763 Fax: (303) 535-5750

pmendoza@kcoe.com www.kcoe.com

barb.powers@colostate.edu www.dlab.colostate.edu

bmorse@renewablefiber.com www.renewablefiber.com

Animal Health Diagnostics

Agrilabs

Ardell Friesen 10560 W. Wittstruck Rd Crete, NE 68333 (402) 363-9392 afriesen@agrilabs.com www.agrilabs.com

Animal Health Distributors Animal Health International Animal insecticides, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, instruments, feed additives, implants and wormers. Skip Schneider PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632-1360 (970) 353-6044 Fax: (970) 353-8390

Rendering........................................82 Reproduction..................................82 Research & Development........82-83 Rodent Bait......................................83 Technology Systems.......................83 Transportation Services.................83 Veterinary Clinic............................83

Elanco Animal Health Dairy Business Unit

Elanco’s portfolio of dairy products, including Rumensin, Posilac, Ketotests, Micotil and parasiticides, are all tools that have all demonstrated years of proven effectiveness on dairies of all sizes. Lindsay Sartorius 1931 Halfmoon Circle Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 685-9715 Fax: (970) 660-7070 sartoriusl@elanco.com www.elanco.com

Merial

Merial provides a comprehensive range of products to enhance Colorado State University the health, well-being and chris@genskemulder.com Veterinary Diagnostic Lab performance of a wide range of www.genskemulder.com Animal disease diagnostic animals. services and disease surveillance skip.schneider@ Matthew Cox Kennedy & Coe, LLC including; bacteriology, virology, animalhealthinternational.com 2430 Hamlet Lane, Unit D Ranking nationally as a Top parasitology, chemistry/toxicology, www.animalhealthinternational.com Colorado Springs, CO 80918 100 accounting and consulting and pathology services for all (970) 765-6257 firm, we provide services to Elanco Animal Health Fax: (719) 547-7037 clients across the nation from our species including; cattle (beef & dairy), horses, sheep, goats, swine, Beef Business Unit matt.cox@merial.com offices in Kansas and Colorado, www.merial.com and poultry. Consultation also Manufacturers of “Rumensin”, offering a “hands on” approach to provided. “Tylan Premix”, “Tylan” for business. Mountain Vet Supply Barbara Powers injection and “Micotil” Jesse Hough Bill DeMoss 300 W. Drake Clay Keller 6125 Sky Pond Drive 149 John Deere Drive Ft Collins, CO 80526 42720 WCR 13 Loveland, CO 80538 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 297-1281 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 685-3500 (970) 484-2200 Fax: (970) 297-0320 (970) 219-2970 Fax: (970) 663-0223 Fax: (970) 484-1618

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kellercb@elanco.com www.elanco.com

abdemoss@msn.com www.mountainvetsupply.com

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Zoetis

P R O D U C T S & S E R V I C E S

Building on a 60-year history as the animal health business of Pfizer, Zoetis (zō-EH-tis) discovers, develops, manufactures and markets veterinary vaccines and medicines, complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by a range of services. Christine Gabel PO Box 717 Galeton, CO 80622 (970) 396-6830 christine.gabel@zoetis.com www.zoetis.com

Animal Health Manufacturers Bayer Animal Health

At Bayer, our aim is to discover, develop, and manufacture products that will improve human and animal health worldwide. Our Animal Health Division is a leading manufacturer of animal health products, providing products you can count on.

Diamond V Mills

Jim Sullivan 2152 Blue Wing Dr. Johnstown, CO 80534 (970) 215-9965 Fax: (319) 362-2557

jsullivan@diamondv.com www.diamondv.com

Kunafin ‘The Insectary’

Kunafin “the insectary” is an industry leader in producing beneficial insects. We produce the fly parasites which are an important tool for fly management. We customize programs to fit your budget needs. Call us today for a free assessment!

Clifton Castle PO Box 190 Quemado, TX 78877-9801 (830) 757-1181 Fax: (830) 757-1468 office@kunafin.com www.kunafin.com

Novartis Animal Health

Novartis Animal Health is committed to bringing together the right combination of animal health expertise, technology, research excellence and resources to develop a comprehensive line of world class products for the U.S. livestock industry, including cattle, swine and poultry.

morry.long@novartis.com www.us.novartis.com

Business Solutions

joehuff@colorado-serum.com www.colorado-serum.com

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Business mail specialists, design & printing. Satellite post office & FedEx.

pete@signsnowco.com www.signsnowgreeley.com

Clothing

trent@greeleyhatworks.com www.greeleyhatworks.com

Commodity Brokers

CattleHedging.Com, LLC

Consider It There

Fax: (970) 353-2262

pete@wlj.net

Trent Johnson 2613 8th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 353-7300 Fax: (970) 346-5153

Merck Animal Health

Fax: (913) 599-5766

Pete Crow 7335 E. Orchard Rd., Ste. 300 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 (303) 722-7600 Fax: (303) 722-7600

Greeley Hat Works

Gainpro feed additive and Fertagyl info@citgreeley.com and Chorulon synchronization www.consideritthere.com David Fields products and a broad line of equine th 4904 30 St. and swine vaccines to help support Greeley, CO 80634 Pioneer Press the livestock industry. (970) 302-5540 Pioneer Press offers commercial Heidi Brenner david.fields@bayer.com 3836 Longs Peak Circle offset printing with personality. www.bayer-ah.com Parker, CO 80138 Established in Northern Colorado (720) 851-1792 in 1976, Pioneer Press premier Boehringer Ingelheim heidi.brenner@merck.com quality printing services to the Manufacturer of vaccines, www.merck-animal-health-usa.com local, national, and international pharmaceuticals and insecticides community. Norbrook, Inc. for the livestock industry. Cris SoRelle Featuring Hexasol® Injection, a Lee McEndaffer 2965 27th Ave. unique formulation of 300 mg 5485 Hidden Springs Rd. oxytetracycline and flunixin. Greeley, CO 80631 Fort Collins, CO 80526 Also, Noromectin® 1% & PLUS (970) 330-4800 (970) 215-6120 injectables & Pour-On for effective lee.mcendaffer@boehringer-ingelheim.com Fax: (970) 339-5107 control of parasites in cattle. Also csorelle@pioneerpresscolorado.com www.boehringer-ingelheim.com Noromycin® 300 LA, 300 PROLA®, www.pioneerpresscolorado.com Colorado Serum Company Flunixin Injection, Norocillin®, Manufacturer of large animal Oxytetracycline 200mg & Oxytet Signs Now-Greeley vaccines and instruments. 100mg. Pete Thomas Chip Whitlow David Huff / Joe Huff 2526 West 10th St., Ste. A 9733 Loiret Blvd. PO Box 16428 Greeley, CO 80634 Lenexa, KS 66219 Denver, CO 80216-0428 (970) 353-2233 (913) 599-5777 (303) 295-7527 davidhuff@colorado-serum.com

Publishers: Western Livestock Journal, and Properties.

www.WLJ.net

Morry Long 1125 Coral Burst Dr. Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 290-3461

Kathy & Gary Sutton 812 11th St., Ste. 1 Manufacturer of Vision, Titanium, Greeley, CO 80631 Master Guard vaccines, Revalor (970) 352-9334 implants, SafeGuard dewormer, Fax: (970) 352-9507

Western Livestock Journal

Commercial cattle hedging. Handles risk management for livestock producers and packers in the U.S. and Canada.

Larry Hicks 9110 East Nichols Ave., Ste. 123 Centennial, CO 80112 (866) 433-4311 Fax: (303) 785-9501 larry@cattlehedging.com www.cattlehedging.com

Compass Ag Solutions, LLC

Compass Ag Solutions is much, much more than a traditional risk management firm. Our personal, customized, management approach is what puts risk in its proper perspective and gives you peace of mind and a steadfast commitment to long term viability.

Jason Kraft 123 N. College Ave., Suite 214 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 372-0482 Fax: (970) 482-2061 jason@compassagsolutions.com www.compassagsolutions.com

J.D. Heiskell & Company

We provide exceptional expertise in the trading of grain and feed ingredients to the livestock and dairy industries.

Bryan Irey 1601 Pelican Lakes Point, Ste. 201 Windsor, CO 80550 (970) 541-7006 birey@heiskell.com

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Construction/ Engineering www.heiskell.com

Industrial Welding & Supply Company, Inc.

Fabricating and manufacturing of feed mill equipment and supplies, along with complete new construction, modifications and repair service of feed mills for the cattle feeding industry for over 40 years.

Roger Stumpff PO Box 1169 Sterling, CO 80751-8410 (970) 522-2206 Fax: (970) 522-2216 iws@qwestoffice.net

- Consultants Environmental AGPROfessionals, LLC

Environmental and land-use consulting, nutrient mgmt programs, sampling and analysis, federal, state and local permitting, experienced engineering, lagoon design and calibration, drainage studies. Mapping, compliance programs, proactive inspections, emergency response, & real estate.

Thomas Haren 4350 Hwy 66 Longmont, CO 80504 (970) 535-9318 Fax: (970) 535-9854 tharen@agpros.com www.agpros.com

BRINK, Inc.

Drainage Planning & Engineering, Nutrient Management Plans, State & Local Permitting. Environmental Compliance and Record Keeping Service, Irrigation System Design, Lagoon Liner Testing, Wind Energy Assessment. Surveying. NRCS Technical Service Provider.

Philip Brink, CEP PO Box 401 Erie, CO 80516 (720) 887-9944 Fax: (720) 887-9933 phil@brinkinc.biz www.brinkinc.biz

Deere & Ault Consultants, Inc.

Full service, Colorado based, engineering firm specializing in Water Rights, Civil, Geotechnical, Agricultural, and Irrigation Engineering. Providing our Livestock Industry members with water and permitting solutions.

Jason Brothers 600 S. Airport Rd., Ste. 205A Longmont, CO 80503 (303) 651-1468 Fax: (303) 651-1469 jason.brothers@deereault.com www.deereault.com

SRP Environmental

As the Agricultural Industry attempts to meet the ever growing demands of an expanding population, it also faces numerous regulatory challenges that impair growth and reduce business efficiency. As regulations grow more complex each year, SRP Environmental simplifies your regulatory compliance efforts.

Tara Steinke PO Box 564 Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 534-0145

tara@srpenvironmental.net www.srpenvironmental.com

THEngineering

Established by Travis Hertneky, licensed professional engineer, THEngineering offers agricultural consulting and engineering solutions. THEngineering is built on over a decade of experience navigating the ever evolving regulatory requirements, and a lifetime of experience as a producer.

Travis Hertneky 8605 17th St. Greeley, CO 80634 (719) 661-6209 Fax: (719) 362-4768

travis@thengineeringonline.com www.thengineeringonline.com

www.ColoradoLivestock.org

- Consultants Livestock

Equipment 21st Century Equipment, LLC

Come to us for all of your John Deere Sales, Parts, and Service We provide customized needs. We are proud sponsors of productivity solutions to producers Colorado Livestock Association. worldwide. We create customized Jay Izienicki offerings and management 20911 Hwy 34 programs to fit each situation Fort Morgan, CO 80701 (970) 867-9434 and our animal nutrition and Fax: (970) 867-9367 management experts offer the jizienicki@21stcenturyequip.com scope and creativity to serve the www.21stcenturyequipment.com unique needs of each customer.

Cargill Animal Nutrition

Dallas Vaughn 2121 S Blackhawk St., Ste. 200 Aurora, CO 80014 (800) 526-5496 Fax: (952) 367-0977 dallas_vaughn@cargill.com www.cargill.com/feed/

4 Rivers Equipment-Ag, LLC Brian Dent 1100 E. Cheyenne Rd. Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (719) 475-1100 bdent@4riversequipment.com www.4riversequipment.com

Koers-Turgeon Consulting

B&G Equipment

Shane Davis 2000 Ridgeview Rd. Salina, KS 67401 (785) 825-8192 Fax: (785) 825-1419

Buddy R. Truesdell 301 E. 8th St. Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 352-2288 Fax: (970) 352-9179

Providing feedlot and dairy consultation services, with concentration in nutrition management.

beef4u@beef4u.com www.beef4u.com

Veterinary Research Consulting Services, LLC Production feedlot veterinary medicine and research.

Del Miles 5626 W. 19th St., Ste. A Greeley, CO 80634-2948 (970) 330-1101 vrcsmiles@aol.com

Contractors Max Jantz Excavating Barbara Good 26503 11 Rd. Montezuma, KS 67867 (800) 536-2634 Fax: (620) 846-2322

barbara@maxjantzexcavating.com www.maxjantzexcavating.com

Authorized dealer for sales, parts and service for Case/ IH, New Holland, Kubota, Claas, & International Trucks.

& S E R V I C E S

buddy@bgequipment.com www.bgequip.com

Bills Volume Sales West Todd Stephens 1201 Hope Ave. Pierce, CO 80650 (888) 978-0019

bvswest@slbbi.com www.billsvolume.com

Bobcat of the Rockies

Bobcat of the Rockies is the leader in compact equipment in Colorado and Southern Wyoming. We have 8 locations to serve you with Sales, Rentals, Service and Parts for all of your Bobcat equipment needs.

Marissa Bolton 15680 W. 6th Ave. Golden, CO 80401 (303) 216-1402 Fax: (303) 216-1393

mbolton@bobcatoftherockies.com www.bobcatoftherockies.com

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Hutchison Western

Manufactures and distributes HW continued Brand and HW Brand Heavy Colorado Dairy Service, LLC Duty Brown livestock & equine Full Line of service, and installation equipment, farm hardware, at/of dairy farm equipment. Also a full line of dairy probiotics, silage fencing, wire products and building products. Our customers are farm inoculants and hay preservers. and ranch supply stores, rural farm Joel Ledermann 619 N Denver Ave. cooperatives, hardware stores and Loveland, CO 80537 retail lumber yards.

(970) 593-9704 Fax: (970) 593-9706

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joel@codairyservice.com www.codairyservice.com

Dairy Specialists, LLC

Full line of dairy equipment and supplies. Sales and service company. Randy Sorensen 3309 Empire St. Evans, CO 80620-1634 (970) 330-1870 randy@dairyspecialists.com www.dairyspecialists.com

Harsh International, Inc.

Manufacturer of Harsh Mobile Mixers, Harsh manure Spreaders, Harsh Hoists, Denver Rollergrinders, Ditch Dragon Weed Burners and custom fabrication with laser and water jets. Harsh is also a dealer for Trioliet and Supreme vertical mixers.

Tim Janecek 600 Oak Ave. Eaton, CO 80615-3404 (970) 454-2291 Fax: (970) 454-3491 tj@harshenviro.com www.harshenviro.com

George “Buck” Hutchison PO Box 1158 Adams City, CO 80022-0158 (303) 287-2826 Fax: (303) 289-0955 ghutchison@hutchison-inc.com www.hutchison-inc.com

Kuhn Knight of Greeley Kuhn Knight is committed to helping you succeed by offering a complete line of feed mixers, manure spreaders, slingers, hay and tillage tools that will provide superior performance and years of low-maintenance service and value.

Tad Allen 701 Cherry Ave. Greeley, CO 80631-9056 (800) 253-5611 Fax: (970) 351-7499 tad.allen@kuhn.com www.kuhngreeley.com

LAIRD/Mor-Line Equipment

Laird Feeding and Manure Equipment dealer for Colorado along with representing AgPro Honnen Equipment Silage Trailers and other lines of Since 1963, Honnen Equipment equipment and supplies. We make provides construction equipment, after market parts for manure rentals, parts and service to the Rocky Mountain region. We spreaders and also manufacture represent John Deere Construction, a corral harrow with replaceable John Deere CWP, Manitowoc Crane teeth. Group cranes and Wirtgen Group Mark Haake road building products.

Steve Bruskivage 5055 E. 72nd Ave. Commerce City, CO 80022 (303) 501-2131

stevebruskivage@honnen.com www.honnen.com

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4381 MCR U Wiggins, CO 80654 (970) 302-2617 Fax: (970) 483-7375

mkhaake@hotmail.com www.mor-line.com

Power Equipment Co.

The Dairy Authority, LLC Greg Goodell 8215 W. 20th St., Unit A Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 351-8102 Fax: (970) 351-8134

We provide sales and rentals of wheel loaders, backhoe loaders, excavators and other heavy equipment. Power Equipment provides parts and service for all of the lines we represent as well as all other makes and models. Call or visit today!

ggoodell@dairymd.com www.dairymd.com

Wagner Equipment Company

Jim Koeltzow PO Box 28 Denver, CO 80201-0028 (303) 288-6801 Fax: (303) 288-6809

Heavy equipment. Including: earth-moving equipment, industrial engines, air compressors and more.

Rick May 18000 Smith Road Aurora, CO 80011 (970) 396-0146

jkoeltzow@power-equip.com www.power-equip.com

Power Motive Corporation

Distributor of heavy construction & aggregate equipment. Sales, rentals, parts and service of heavy construction equipment.

Luke Miller 5000 Vasquez Blvd Denver, CO 80216 (303) 355-5900 ext1126 Fax: (303) 388-9328

lmiller@powermotivecorp.com www.powermotivecorp.com

R & R Machine Works Inc.

R & R Machine Works specializes in roll recorrugating, roll changes, manufacturing roller/Flaker mills and steamchests. Servicing feedyards, hog farms and dairies since 1976.

Warren Cornelius PO Box 1330 Dalhart, TX 79022-1330 (806) 244-5686 Fax: (806) 244-6096 warren@r-rmachine.com www.r-rmachine.com

rmay@wagnerequipment.com www.wagnerequipment.com

Feedstuffs ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc. / Loomix

ADM, is a leading producer of livestock feed ingredients. From grain selection to processing, packaging and delivery, we control every step to ensure a consistent, quality product.

Jared Breinig 531 Yuma Ct. Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 587-4626 jared.breinig@adm.com www.loomix.com

Agfinity, Inc.

Agfinity’s feed department offers a complete line of livestock formula feeds providing quality, integrity and service. Agfinity also offers petroleum products, agronomy services, retail services, tires, batteries and accessories.

Mick Daniel PO Box 338 Eaton, CO 80615-0338 (970) 454-4016 Fax: (970) 454-1678

Roto Mix

Manufacturer of feed mixer and manure handling equipment. Sales, mdaniel@agfinityinc.com service, and parts for all types of www.agfinityinc.com mixers, manure spreaders and scales. Alltech USA

Sandie Bonsall 2205 E Wyatt Earp / PO Box 1724 Dodge City, KS 67801-7016 (620) 225-1142 Fax: (620) 225-6370 sbonsall@rotomix.com www.rotomix.com

Todd Grothusen 632 SB Rd. Morrill, NE 69358 (308) 280-0804 Fax: (575) 762-2555

tgrothusen@alltech.com www.alltech.com

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Mel Domine PO Box 184 Yuma, CO 80759-0184 (970) 848-5432 Fax: (970) 848-3359

mel.domine@chsinc.com www.chsyuma.com

Colorado Commodities

Life Products/Vit-E-Men Co Nutrition Physiology Corp Manufacturing and marketing silage & high moisture corn inoculants & Microbial feed additives to the beef & dairy industry since 1971.

Ted Crist 2931 S Kansas Rd. Scott City, KS 67871 (620) 872-3332

tcrist40@gmail.com www.lifeproductsinc.com

Midwest P.M.S., Inc.

Bovamine direct fed microbial feed additives.

Mike Ray 702 N Quinn Guymon, OK 73942 (580) 468-3995 Fax: (580) 468-6079 mray@bovamine.com www.bovamine.com

Performance Plus

baldheadedchamp@hotmail.com

Brent Erickson 1120 S Front St. Feedlot supplements, ration formulation, nutrition consultation. Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 227-7984 Steve Conner Fax: (970) 522-9103 6144 Nearview Ct. brente@ppl-usa.biz Windsor, CO 80550 (800) 635-3031 Fax: (970) 522-7689 POET Nutrition

Colorado Mills, Inc.

Multimin USA, Inc

Buy and sell all grain and feed ingredients.

Mike Seyler PO Box 1478 Greeley, CO 80632-1665 (970) 352-0593 Fax: (970) 351-0250

Feed mill, oilseed extraction and vegetable oil refinery. Manufacture pelleted, meal, texturized and range cubes. Mechanically extract sunflower, corn germ, safflower, and canola. Produce food grade crude and refined vegetable oils.

Kevin Swanson P.O. Box 1155 Lamar, CO 81052 (719) 336-8452 Fax: (719) 336-5660 kevin@comills.com www.comills.com

DuPont / Pioneer

Inoculants for all silage crops and high moisture corn. Also 1155 for baled hay. Pioneer seeds for all crops.

Jerry Uhrig PO Box 119 Lucerne, CO 80646-0119 (970) 396-5736 jerry.uhrig@pioneer.com www.pioneer.com

High Plains Cattle Supply, LLC Livestock feed and handling equipment for your farm and ranch needs!

16256 UD Hwy 85 Platteville, CO 80651 (970) 785-1126 Fax: (970) 785-1303

www.hpcattlesupply.com

sjmtcconner@msn.com

Multimin90 provides Zinc, Manganese, Copper and Selenium in a readily available form as an injectable, which by -passes any antagonists that may tie up oral minerals. Strategic injection offers critical supplementation at times of increased demand supporting reproduction and immunity.

Dave Link 2809 East Harmony Rd., #190 Fort Collins, CO 80528 (970) 372-2302 davidlink@multiminusa.com www.multiminusa.com

Northern Feed & Bean Commercial feed dealer for northeastern Colorado.

Bob Pemberton PO Box 149 Lucerne, CO 80646 (970) 302-0066 Fax: (970) 352-7833

Roggen Farmer’s Elevator Association

Supplier of blended feeding fats.

David Kiesner 4506 N. Lewis Ave. Sioux Falls, SD 57104 (605) 332-2200 Fax: (605) 332-2266

david.kiesner@poet.com www.dakotagold.com

Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC

pdmast@landolakes.com www.purinamills.com

www.ColoradoLivestock.org

kszidon@ranch-way.com www.ranch-way.com

livestock feed needs.

novamicrobials@msn.com www.novamicrobials.com

Al Larsen 17632 Colonial Ave. Omaha, NE 68136 (402) 445-2103 Fax: (402) 445-2104

Kim Szidon PO Box 2026 Fort Collins, CO 80522-2026 (970) 482-1662 Fax: (970) 482-6963

Grain elevator. Buying and selling grain for the feedlot industry.

Developing microbiological products to solve specific problems for the livestock industry.

Nova Microbial Technologies

Ranch-Way Feeds is an animal feed manufacturer. We make and distribute animal feed throughout the Rocky Mountain Region. Only the highest quality products are produced and distributed. We manufacture feed for animals from Alpacas to Zebras...and everything in between.

We set the standards in Distillers Grains. As a part of POET, Dakota Gold™ is backed by the strength and resources of America’s most innovative bio company. Our science-based approach helps us reap maximum nutrition from each corn kernel, enabling us to create products with ideal properties for use in multiple applications for a variety of

Programs for Dairy: Heifer feeding and Management program, Purina Dry Cow program, Transition programs and Herd Analysis program. Programs for Beef: Purina Beef Minerals, Purina Cattle Starter Research, Intake Modifying (IM) Technology, and Long View Animal Nutrition Center.

rwpemberton@aol.com www.northernfeedandbean.com

Ranch-Way Feed Mills

David Mast PO Box 20206 Colorado City, CO 81019 (719) 676-2239 Fax: (719) 676-2369

Keith DeVoe PO Box 8 Roggen, CO 80652-0008 (303) 849-5506 Fax: (303) 849-5508

kdevoe@roggenfarmerselev.com ssteinbar@roggenfarmerselev.com www.roggenfarmerselev.com

Sooner Trading Company Jeff Earles PO Box 350 Ravia, OK 73455-0350 (800) 341-0012 Fax: (580) 371-3463

billyrlee@soonertrading.net

Spayd Hay Co. Hay brokers.

Marvin Spayd 2640 I-76 Frontage Rd. Hudson, CO 80642 (303) 536-4263 Fax: (303) 536-9461 marvinspayd@ymail.com

West Plains, LLC

Merchants and warehousemen of grain and feed ingredients

Mike Rowan PO Box 489 Johnstown, CO 80534 (970) 660-1732 Fax: (970) 660-1700

miker@westplainsllc.com www.westplainsllc.com

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Bank of Colorado Yuma

Combining personal service, a strong banking network, and Zinpro Performance Minerals community-minded banks located The leader in organic trace mineral throughout Colorado with a menu nutrition serving the beef and of competitive and comprehensive dairy industry by offering highly financial services. researched trace mineral feed additives. Products include Zinpro, Rob Harding PO Box 266 AvailaZn, 4-Plex and Availa-4.

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Gary Tibbetts 50 Cherry Ave. #10 Eaton, CO 80615-3508 (970) 454-0843

P R O D U C T S & S E R V I C E S

gtibbetts@zinpro.com www.zinpro.com

Fertilizer Humalfa

Operating in CO, TX, and OK in feedlots feeding high concentrate rations. We handle large volumes of manure through the composting process resulting in a superior organic fertilizer that is a very economical fertilizer alternative for area farmers.

Farrel Crowder 26874 CR 65 Iliff, CO 80736 (970) 522-0758 Fax: (970) 522-2250 farrel@humalfa.com www.humalfa.com

Financial Services

American Ag Credit

Agricultural loans, leases, appraisals, and insurance. Mike Flesher P.O. Box 336670 Greeley, CO 80633-0615 (970) 330-4071 Fax: (970) 330-4420 mflesher@agloan.com www.agloan.com

Bank of Colorado Eaton

kaycee.lytle@bankofcolorado.com www.bankofcolorado.com

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Fred Bauer PO Box 220 Ault, CO 80610 (970) 834-2121 Fax: (970) 339-5107

Cliff Polk 13984 W. Bowles Ave., Ste. 200 Littleton, CO 80127 (303) 584-1161 Fax: (303) 951-5990

fbauer@farmersbank-weld.com www.farmersbank-weld.com

First Farm Bank

cpprmfg@aol.com www.rmfginc.com

Tony Miller Yuma, CO 80759 127 22nd Street (970) 848-5447 Greeley, CO 80631 Fax: (970) 848-5376 (970) 346-7900 robert.harding@bankofcolorado.com Fax: (970) 304-0458

Stockmen’s Bank

We are a full service bank providing a variety of loan and deposit services with an emphasis on Ag & Commercial accounts while also servicing the retail sector.

www.bankofcolorado.com

tmiller@firstfarmbank.com www.firstfarmbank.com

Bank of The West

First National Bank of Omaha Robert Alexander

A diversified financial service company offering loans, deposit cash management, investments, and insurance.

Roger Sturdevant 6873 Northwest Ave., Ste. 102 Fresno, CA 93711 (559) 440-4607 Fax: (559) 440-8926

Agribusiness and production loans and banking services, covering Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming.

John Norwood 1505 W. Main St. Windsor, CO 80550 (800) 574-4095 Fax: (970) 674-0382

U.S. Bank

Full range of credit facilities and cash management products.

First Pioneer National Bank

CHASE Bank

Michelle Meehan 200 East 7th St., Floor 1 Loveland, CO 80537 (970) 622-7531 Fax: (720) 207-6138

michelle.l.meehan@chase.com www.chase.com

COBank

Larri Tappy 202 Poplar St. Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 521-2774 Fax: (720) 528-6239

PO Box 75640 Colorado Springs, CO 80970 (719) 570-1087 Fax: (719) 570-6894 rod.uhrig@aglending.com www.aglending.com

Full service commercial bank.

Sean Siegrist PO Box 96 Wray, CO 80758 (970) 332-4824 Fax: (970) 332-4061

Wells Fargo- Fort Morgan

Premier Farm Credit provides competitive and flexible financing for all your ag needs.

Rick Sanger PO Box 1785 Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 522-5295 Fax: (970) 522-6584

rick.sanger@premieraca.com www.premierfarmcredit.com

Scott Meradith 233 S 13th St. Lincoln, NE 68508 (402) 434-1277 Fax: (402) 434-1149

scott.meradith@usbank.com www.usbank.com

sseigrist@fpnb.net www.efpnb.com

Premier Farm Credit

601 N. Nevada Ave. Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 955-2800 Fax: (719) 442-4330

judy.ingels@thestockmansbank.com www.thestockmensbank.com

jnorwood@fnni.com roger.sturdevant@bankofthewest.com www.firstnational.com www.bankofthewest.com

ltappy@cobank.com Combining personal service, a www.cobank.com strong banking network, and community-minded banks located throughout Colorado with a menu Farm Credit of Southern CO of competitive and comprehensive Rod Uhrig financial services.

Kaycee Lytle 312 Collins St. Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-1414

Rocky Mountain Financial Group

Farmers Bank

Dennis Dougherty 123 E. Kiowa Ave. Fort Morgan, CO 80701-2102 (970) 542-4578 Fax: (970) 542-4541

dennis.l.dougherty@wellsfargo.com www.wellsfargo.com

Grass/Seed

Pawnee Buttes Seed

Seed supplier of native and introduced grasses, forbs, shrubs, wetland species, small grains, alfalfa, pasture mixes, reclamation mixes, and CRP. Let

our knowledgeable staff help you purchase the right seed for your Agribusiness and production loans. situation. David Moore Ryan Land 605 25th St. 4045 Saint Cloud Dr., Ste. 200 Greeley, CO 80631 Loveland, CO 80538 1(800)782-5947 (970) 613-4872 Fax: (970) 356-7263 Fax: (970) 461-4976

Rabo AgriFinance

ryan.land@raboag.com www.raboag.com

info@pawneebuttesseed.com www.pawneebuttesseed.com

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Guest Ranch GP Resources, LLC C&A Companies, Inc.

Karl Nyquist 7991 Shaffer Pkwy., Ste. 200 Littleton, CO 80127 (303) 369-5100 Fax: (303) 369-5110 karl@cacompanies.com

Insurance BW Insurance Agency Inc

Independent Insurance Agency

Donna Hatch 130 N. 3rd St. Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 522-6260 Fax: (970) 552-8554

Flood & Peterson Insurance Specializing in all lines of Agribusiness Insurance. Broker for CLA’s Worker’s Comp group program.

Brian Schiller PO Box 578 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 356-0123 Fax: (970) 506-6840

bschiller@floodpeterson.com www.floodandpeterson.com

Gallagher Grace/Mayer Insurance

Gallagher Grace/Mayer Insurance Agency is one of the most experienced Insurance Brokerage and Employee Benefits firms in the Midwest specializing in Agriculture industries. Started in 1917, it has more than 80 employees, serving some of the finest employers in the U.S.

J-9 Crop Insurance

Terry Gertge PO Box 1325 Ault, CO 80610 (970) 834-1160 Fax: (970) 834-2127

ALLFLEX USA, Inc.

Allflex manufactures and markets a quality line of livestock identification products. These management tools include both visual and electronic identification gertge@what-wire.com products. Visual tags incorporate a www.j9crop.com wide offering of custom numbered Pinnacol Assurance systems and colors. Electronic tags CLA’s Worker’s Compensation provide accuracy and efficiencies for Group Program Insurance Carrier. automated data collection systems. Jeanie Miller Sid Howard 7501 East Lowry Blvd PO Box 612266 Denver, CO 80230 DFW Airport, TX 75261 (303) 361-4782 (806) 655-1442 Fax: (303) 361-5790 jeanie.miller@pinnacol.com www.pinnacol.com

showard@allflexusa.com www.allflexusa.com

Silveus Insurance Group

EZid Livestock I.D.

Aaron Tattersall 4168 S Liverpool St. Aurora, CO 80013 (303) 854-7016 Fax: (866) 871-3606

EZid for dependable RFID cattle tags, EID choices, readers/scanners, Wayne Luebbe and custom farm tags. Visit our 10050 Regency Cir., Ste. 300 website www.EZidAvid.com or Omaha, NE 68114 Cline Wood Agency (402) 829-1062 call us today at 970-351-7701 of aaron.tattersall@cropins.net www.cropins.net Fax: (402) 397-6675 Cline Wood Agency specializes 877-330-3943. We look forward wayne_luebbe@ajg.com in Agribusiness Insurance and to discussing your identification www.gracemayer.com The Hartford Livestock Bonds, including Livestock Auction options. Department markets and Feedlots. Cline Elsie McCoy Feedlot Livestock Insurance, Goetz Insurors, Inc. Wood Agency operates in 24 4412 W 4th St. Rd. Pasture Livestock, Truck Cargo Farms, ranches, feedlots and Midwest states with a staff of 60 equine facilities. Insuring property, Insurance, Horse & Bull Mortality Greeley, CO 80634 professionals. (970) 351-7701 liability, care, custody and control. Insurance Gary Coady Fax: (970) 351-7711 Jay Huntwork Auto and worker compensation. sales@ezidavid.com 4300 W 133rd St. PO Box 2255 Allan Goetz www.ezidavid.com Omaha, NE 68103-2255 Leawood, KS 66209 PO Box 190 (402) 952-0559 Fort Morgan, CO 80701-0190 (913) 451-3900 Fax: (785) 743-2650 (970) 867-8246 Fax: (913) 451-3925 IMI Global, a division of donna.hatch@bankofthewest.com www.bwinsuranceagency.com

garyc@clinewood.com www.clinewood.com

allan@goetzinsurors.com www.goetzinsurors.com

213 1st St. Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-0686 Fax: (970) 454-8774

Dick York 1125 17th St., Ste. 900 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 382-5165 Fax: (866) 243-0727

jay.huntwork@thehartford.com www.hartfordlivestock.com

Where Food Comes From, Inc.

IMI offers third-party auditing services for a variety of livestock HUB International Southwest Crossroads Insurance Agency HUB International is one of the and food marketing claims, We are a multiple line, full service, largest insurance brokerages in covering both private industry AgInfoLink, USA independent agency with over North America. We present you AgInfoLink is a leading provider of and USDA Process Verified 30 years of experience in the with the most competitive terms verification services for progressive (USDA PVP) programs. Source & and pricing available in agriculture livestock producers seeking to agricultural industry. Crossroads Age Verification, Non-Hormone insurance protection. Our Denver leverage value added marketing specializes in Agribusiness, Treated Cattle (NHTC), Verified Office has the agriculture based claims such as Age and Source Commercial and Workers? Natural Beef(NeverEver3) and insurance market knowledge you (ASV) and Non-Hormone Treated Grass Fed. Compensation Insurance. require. Cattle (NHTC). Curt Wiederspan Kathryn Britton

curt@crossroadsinsurance.com www.crossroadsinsurance.com

www.ColoradoLivestock.org

Livestock Identification

dick.york@hubinternational.com www.hubinternational.com

Carrie Lewis-Huenink 1333 W 120th Ave., Ste. 209 Westminster, CO 80234 (800) 287-8787 Fax: (303) 484-5281 carrie.lewis@aginfolink.com www.aginfolink.com

221 N. Wilcox St. Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 895-3002

kbritton@imiglobal.com www.imiglobal.com www.wherefoodcomesfrom.com

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Sears Marketing Services, LLC US Premium Beef

Alan Sears 61 Westward Way Temple Tag Eaton, CO 80615 The innovative leader in livestock identification offering a complete line (970) 454-3986 of ID tags, applicators and accessories Fax: (970) 237-3028 including: Hersdman 2 piece tags, alan.sears@aksears.com Original clip tags, Feeder/Stocker Tags www.searsmarketingservices.com and EID Tags and Reading Systems. Joe Nerud Meat Processing 216 Rock Bridge Dr. Cargill Meat Solutions Windsor, CO 80550 Scott Fox (308) 641-3206 6 Lakeview Circle joenerud76@hotmail.com www.templetag.com Ft. Morgan, CO 80701 Marketing Services (970) 867-5187 Fax: (970) 867-5618

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A producer-owned beef marketing company that enables producers to retain ownership of cattle through value-add processing. USPB has an ownership position in National Beef Packing Company, the nation’s fourth largest beef packer.

Tracy Thomas PO Box 20103 Kansas City, MO 64195 (866) 877-2525 Fax: (816) 713-8810

Real Estate

A real estate company in Fort Collins dealing in primarily A trade association representing agricultural real estate, water the livestock marketing sector rights, and ag related businesses providing their members with Double J Meat Packing along the front range, Eastern CO industry information, legal assistance, and WY as well as Western NE. insurance, business operating systems Custom butchering and processing Les Gelvin of beef, bison, and lamb. and legislative/regulatory services.

Livestock Marketing Assoc.

Mark MacKey 10510 NW Ambassador Dr. Kansas City, MO 64153 (800) 821-2048 mmackey@lmaweb.com www.lmaweb.com

Producers Livestock Marketing Association Brad Jones PO Box 819 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-4121 Fax: (970) 353-5976

greeley@producerslivestock.com www.producerslivestock.com

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Kelli Crider 726 W. Main Pierce, CO 80650 (970) 834-1388 Fax: (970) 834-9727 kelli@doublejinc.com

420 S. Howes, Bldg A Ste. 103 Fort Collins, CO 80521 (970) 221-2607 Cell: (970) 214-6139 les@agrienterprises.com www.agrienterprises.com

Jake Norton Real Estate

DAR PRO Solutions A. Darling / Griffin Brand

Darling International Inc. is Americas leading provider of rendering, recycling and recovery solutions to the nation’s food industry. Producers of edible, inedible tallows, feeding fats, and meat and bone meal for your animal nutritional needs.

Ken Kage PO Box 16372 / 5800 York St. Denver, CO 80216-0372 (303) 295-7551 Fax: (303) 294-9154

tracy.thomas@uspb.com www.uspremiumbeef.com

Agri-Enterprises, Inc.

Rendering

kkage@darlingii.com www.darpro.com

Reproduction

Colorado Breeding Services & Sales, LLC Kevin Hatch PO Box 134 Lucerne, CO 80646 (970) 590-8436 krhatch@gmail.com

Research & Development Colorado State University

JBS International Beef Sales

Farm equipment sales and livestock Agricultural Experiment Station order buying.

mark.gustafson@jbssa.com

sheilan205@gmail.com www.jakenortonrealty.com

Mark Gustafson 1770 Promontory Circle Greeley, CO 80634-9038 (970) 506-7637 Fax: (970) 506-8333

Jake Norton 33729 Rd #5 Fowler, CO 81039 (719) 263-4222 Fax: (719) 263-4223

Craig Beyrouty 121 Shepardson Building Ft Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6274 Fax: (970) 491-4895

craig.beyrouty@colostate.edu www.aes.colostate.edu

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Research & Development Continued

College of Agricultural Sciences Craig Beyrouty 121 Shepardson Bldg. Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6274 Fax: (970) 491-4895

craig.beyrouty@colostate.edu www.agsci.colostate.edu

Rodent Bait

Liphatech, Inc. (ROZOL) LIPHATECH is the world’s leading developer of pest control products. We’re protecting people and property from unwanted pests. LIPHATECH is a company that uses advanced chemistry, biology and technology to improve the quality of life.

Department of Animal Sciences Jim Knuth

Kevin Pond 1171 Department of Animal Sciences Room 106C Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-7295 Fax: (970) 491-5326 kevin.pond@colostate.edu www.agsci.colostate.edu

Office of Engagement/Extension Lou Swanson 136 Student Services Building Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6274 Fax: (970) 491-4895

104 Applewood Court Council Bluffs, NE 51503 (888) 331-7900 Fax: (414) 247-8166

knuthj@liphatech.com www.liphatech.com

Scimetrics Ltd. Corp. (Kaput)

Technology Systems

MICRO Technologies

Transportation

J.E. Miller Transportation, LLC

Since 1971, MICRO has established Jim Miller an unparalleled track record of PO Box 237 delivering meaningful technology La Salle, CO 80645 solutions based upon a business philosophy centered around three Veterinary Clinics key principles; Innovation, Value Production Animal Creation and Service. Consultation

Becky Meyring 37440 WCR 43 Eaton, CO 80615 (806) 372-2369 Fax: (806) 378-5512

Consortium of Veterinarians and Nutritionists dedicated to the disciplines of Veterinary Medicine, Nutrition, Stockmanship, Husbandry, and Facility bmeyring@microdairylogic.com design. Providing meaningful www.microbeef.com/www.microdairylogic.com Management Consultation, Research, and Diagnostics. Mortec Industries, Inc. Industrial scale weighing systems. Sales, service and installation of all types including legal for trade scales, truck scales, livestock scales, feed truck scales, printers, axle scales and programmable indicator/controllers.

Dr. Doug Ford 215 Hospital Road Brush, CO 80723 (970) 842-5344

PO Box 977 Brush, CO 80723-0977 (970) 842-5063 Fax: (970) 842-5061

To find more contact information for any of the companies listed in the Products & Services Directory log on to www.coloradolivestock.org and click on the link for the Online Livestock Industry’s Buyers Guide!

drdougf@hotmail.com www.pacdvms.com

Colorado manufacturer of rodent baits. Joe Kral III

lou.swanson@colostate.edu

PO Box 1045 Wellington, CO 80549 (970) 482-1330 Fax: (970) 482-1885

www.ext.colostate.edu

www.kaputproducts.com

Herd Health – We Help

joe@mortecscales.com www.mortecscales.com

• virology

• chemistry and toxicology

• parasitology • pathology

Three Colorado locations fully accredited by the American Association of Veterinary Laboratory Diagnosticians.

www.dlab.colostate.edu Our Lab Directors Fort Collins Dr. Barbara Powers, (970) 297-1281 or barb.powers@colostate.edu Grand Junction Dr. Don Kitchen, (970) 243-0673 or dkitchen@colostate.edu Rocky Ford Dr. Gene Niles, (719) 254-6382 or gene.niles@colostate.edu

www.ColoradoLivestock.org

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Our respected CSU laboratories help livestock producers maintain herd health through consultation, animal-disease diagnostic services and disease surveillance. We work with all species – beef and dairy cattle, horses, sheep, goats, swine, and poultry. Services include: • bacteriology

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Governor’s Office

Governor John Hickenlooper 136 State Capitol Denver, CO 80203-1792 (303) 866-2471 Fax: (303) 866-2003 www.ag.state.co.us

Lieutenant Governor Joseph Garcia 130 State Capitol Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-2087 Fax: (303) 866-5469

ltgovernor.garcia@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

CDA-Animal Industry Division State Veterinarian Dr. Keith Roehr 700 Kipling, Ste. 4000 Lakewood, CO 80215-8000 (303) 239-4161 Fax: (303) 239-4164 keith.roehr@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

CDA-Board of Stock Inspection (Brand Board)

Chris Whitney 4701 Marion St., Ste. 201 Denver, CO 80216 (303) 294-0895 Fax: (303) 294-0918

chris.whitney@state.co.us www.colorado.gov/ag/brands

Special Policy Advisor to the Governor for Water CDA-Feed Program

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John Stulp 1313 Sherman Street Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-3441 john.stulp@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

Laurel Hamling 2331 W. 31st Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 477-0081 Fax: (303) 480-9236

laurel.hamling@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) CDA-Inspection & Commissioner of Agriculture Consumer Services John Salazar 700 Kipling St., Ste. 4000 Lakewood, CO 80215-8000 (303) 239-4100 Fax: (303) 239-4125 john.salazar@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

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Steve Bornmann 2331 W. 31st Ave. Denver, CO 80211 (303) 867-9202 Fax: (303) 480-9236

steve.bornmann@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

CDA-Measurements & Standards Lisa Fawcett 3125 Wyandot St Denver, CO 80211 (303) 477-4220 Fax: (303) 477-4248

lisa.fawcett@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

DNR- Division of Water Resources

State Engineer Dick Wolfe 1313 Sherman St., Rm. 818 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-3581 Fax: (303) 866-3581 dick.wolfe@state.co.us water.state.co.us

CDA- Rocky Mtn Regional Animal Health Lab

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment

Lab Director Tiffany Brigher 2331 W 31st Ave Denver, CO 80211 (303) 477-0049 Fax: (303) 458-7857

(CDPHE)

Department of Local Affairs

Environmental Ag Program Program Manager Sean Scott 4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S Denver, CO 80246 (303) 692-3422 Fax: (303) 782-4969 sean.scott@state.co.us

reeves.brown@state.co.us www.colorado.gov

Chad DeVolin 4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S Denver, CO 80246 (303) 692-3614 Fax: (303) 782-4969 chad.devolin@state.co.us

Department of Natural Resources

CDPHE-Air Pollution Control Division

Executive Director Reeves Brown 1313 Sherman St., Rm 518 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-2771

(DNR)

Mike King 1313 Sherman, Ste. 718 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-3311 mike.king@state.co.us www.dnr.state.co.us

www.cdphe.state.co.us

www.cdphe.state.co.us

Director William Allison 4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S Denver, CO 80246 (303) 692-3114 Fax: (303) 782-4969 william.allison@state.co.us

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CDPHE- Water Quality Control Division

Shawn Archibeque 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 Director Steven Gunderson Office of the President (970) 491-6649 Fax: (970) 491-5326 4300 Cherry Creek Dr. S President shawn.archibeque@colostate.edu Denver, CO 80246 Tony Frank (303) 692-3509 102 Administration Building Shane Bedwell Fax: (303) 782-4969 Fort Collins, CO 80523 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences steve.gunderson@state.co.us (970) 491-6211 Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 www.cdphe.state.co.us Fax: (970) 491-0501 (970) 491-8093 Department of Revenue tony.frank@colostate.edu Fax: (970) 491-5326 Barbara Brohl shane.bedwell@colostate.edu www.colostate.edu 1375 Sherman Keith Belk Denver, CO 80261 Office of the Provost 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences (303) 866-5610 Rick Miranda Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 edo@spike.dor.state.us 102 Administration Building (970) 491-5826 Department of Fort Collins, CO 80523 Fax: (970) 491-5326 Transportation (970) 491-6614 keith.belk@colostate.edu Office Contact Fax: (970) 491-0215 Denny Crews 4201 E Arkansas #277 provost@provost.colostate.edu 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Denver, CO 80222-3406 www.colostate.edu Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 (303) 757-9011 (970) 491-7550 www.coloradodot.info College of Fax: (970) 491-1442

Colorado State University

Office of Economic Development

Agricultural Sciences

ken.lund@state.co.us

craig.beyrouty@colostate.edu www.agsci.colostate.edu

Ken Lund 1625 Broadway, Ste. 1700 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 892-3840 Fax: (303) 892-3848

Port of Entry Headquarters

Office Personel 15075 Golden Road Golden, CO 80401 (303) 205-5691 Fax: (303) 205-5764

State House of Representatives Office Contact 200 E. Colfax Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-2904

State Senate

Office Contact 200 E. Colfax Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-2316

Dean Craig Beyrouty 121 Shepardson Bldg. Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6274 Fax: (970) 491-4895

Department of Animal Sciences

Department Head Kevin Pond 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-7295 Fax: (970) 491-5326

Brett Kirch 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-6642 Fax: (970) 491-5326 brett.kirch@colostate.edu

Dennis Lamm 113A Shepardson Ft Collins, CO 80523-1101 (970) 491-2074 Fax: (970) 491-4895 dennis.lamm@colostate.edu

Steve LeValley 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-0001 (970) 491-1321 Fax: (970) 491-5326 steve.levalley@colostate.edu

Mark Enns 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80528-8908 (970) 491-2722 Fax: (970) 491-5326

John Matsushima 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-1101 (970) 491-6924 Fax: (970) 491-5326

mark.enns@colostate.edu

matsushi@lamar.colostate.edu

Terry Engle 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-3597 Fax: (970) 491-5326

Thomas Milton 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-1101 (970) 491-5348 Fax: (970) 491-5326

terry.engle@colostate.edu

kevin.pond@colostate.edu www.agsci.colostate.edu

Jason Ahola 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-1101 (970) 491-3312 Fax: (970) 491-5326

Hyungchul Han 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-6923 Fax: (970) 491-5326

www.ColoradoLivestock.org

brett.kaysen@colostate.edu

denny.crews@colostate.edu

Temple Grandin 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523 (970) 229-0703 Fax: (970) 491-5326

jason.ahola@colostate.edu

Brett Kaysen 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-1427 Fax: (970) 491-5326

cheryl.miller@colostate.edu

hyungchul.han@colostate.edu

milt.thomas@colostate.edu

Kraig Peel 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-6928 Fax: (970) 491-5326 kraig.peel@colostate.edu

Noa Roman-Muniz 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-6022 Fax: (970) 491-5326

noa.roman-muniz@colostate.edu

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Daryl Tatum 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6530 Fax: (970) 491-5326 j.daryl.tatum@colostate.edu

norman.dalsted@colostate.edu

John Sofos 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-1101 (970) 491-7703 Fax: (970) 491-5326

Stephen Koontz Clark Building B320 Ft Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-7032 Fax: (970) 491-2067

john.sofos@colostate.edu

stephen.koontz@colostate.edu

John Wagner 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-1101 (970) 491-2174 Fax: (970) 491-5326

James Pritchett Clark Building B320 Ft Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-5496 Fax: (970) 491-2067

William Wailes 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-5390 Fax: (970) 491-5326

Department of Crop & Soil Science

john.wagner@colostate.edu

R E S O U R C E S

Norman Dalsted Clark Building B320 Ft Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-5627 Fax: (970) 491-2067

james.pritchett@colostate.edu

Department Head Eugene Kelly Plant Sciences Building w.wailes@colostate.edu Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6501 Jack Whittier 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences Fax: (970) 491-0564 eugene.kelly@colostate.edu Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 www.soilcrop.colostate.edu (970) 491-6233 Fax: (970) 491-5326 Troy Bauder jack.whittier@colostate.edu Plant Sciences Building Fort Collins, CO 80523 Dale Woerner 1171 Dept. of Animal Sciences (970) 491-4923 Fax: (970) 491-0564 Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 troy.bauder@colostate.edu (970) 491-7615 Fax: (970) 491-5326 Jessica Davis dale.woerner@colostate.edu Plant Sciences Building Department of Fort Collins, CO 80523 Agricultural & (970) 491-1913 Resource Economics Fax: (970) 491-6201 Department Head jessica.davis@colostate.edu Gregory Perry Jay Ham Clark Building B320 Plant Sciences Building Ft Collins, CO 80523 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6955 (970) 491-4112 Fax: (970) 491-2067 Fax: (970) 491-0564 greg.perry@colostate.edu dare.colostate.edu

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jay.ham@colostate.edu

College of Arapahoe County Agricultural Sciences Extension Kacy Aktinson Development Office Director Rick Brase 122 Shepardson Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-7686 rick.brase@colostate.edu

5804 S. Datura Street Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 738-7940

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Office Contact 310 Ash, Ste. B Wray, CO 80758 (970) 332-4151 Fax: (970) 332-4165

katkinson@co.arapahoe.co.us www.coopext.colostate.edu/arapahoe

Golden Plains Extension

Dean Mark Stetter 1601 Campus Delivery Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-7051 Fax: (970) 491-2250

goldenplains.colostate.edu

Jefferson County Extension

Rusty Collins 15200 West 6th Ave., Ste. C Golden, CO 80401 (303) 271-6620 Fax: (303) 271-6620

mark.stetter@colostate.edu

Department of Clinical Sciences

rcollins@jeffco.us www.jeffcoextension.org

Frank Garry 1601 Campus Delivery Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 297-5000 Fax: (970) 297-4100

Logan County Extension

Megan Jedlicka 508 S 10th Ave. # 1 Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 522-3200 ext.282

franklyn.garry@colostate.edu

Veterinary Diagnostic megan.jedlicka@colostate.edu Laboratory Morgan County Co-op Barbara Powers Extension 300 W. Drake

Marlin Eisenach 914 E. Railroad Ave. / PO Box 517 Ft Morgan, CO 80701 (970) 542-3543 Fax: (970) 542-3541

Ft Collins, CO 80526 (970) 297-1281 Fax: (970) 297-0320

barb.powers@colostate.edu www.dlab.colostate.edu

eisenach@ext.colostate.edu

CSU Office of Engagement / Extension Director Lou Swanson Campus Delivery 4040 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1050 (970) 491-2785 louis.swanson@colostate.edu www.ext.colostate.edu

Weld County Extension

Keith Maxey 525 N. 15th Ave. Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 304-6535 Fax: (970) 304-6535 ext.2081

kmaxey@co.weld.co.us www.co.weld.co.us/departments/ csuextensionweld/index.html/

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CSU Agricultural Experiment Stations Director Dr. Craig Beyrouty 121 Shepardson Bldg. Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6274 Fax: (970) 491-4895

craig.beyrouty@colostate.edu www.agsci.colostate.edu

USDA- Market News

Randy Hammerstrom 3459 West 20th St., Ste. 223A Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 353-9750 Fax: (970) 353-9790

www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews

USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service Bill Meyer

jennifer.bornhoft@colostate.edu www.colostate.edu/orgs/ardec/

Eastern Colorado Research Center Doug Couch 26204 Cty. Rd. 57 Akron, CO 80720 (970) 345-6402

dcouch@lamar.colostate.edu

Federal Contacts US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack 1400 Independence Ave. SW Washington, DC 20250 (202) 720-3631 Fax: (202) 720-3631

(303) 236-2300 Fax: (303) 236-2299

bill.meyer@nass.usda.gov www.nass.usda.gov

Bureau of Land Management (BLM) Office Contact 2850 Youngfield St. Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 239-3600

co_info@blm.gov

Environmental Protection Agency

(EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW Washington, DC 20460 (202) 564-4700 Fax: (202) 564-4700

EPA- Region 8

Region 8 Administrator Shaun McGrath 1595 Wynkoop St. Denver, CO 80202-1129 USDA- Animal & Plant (303) 312-6312 Fax: (303) 312-6882 Health Inspection

Service (APHIS)

Western Region Vet in Charge Sunny Geiser-Novtny, DVM, MS 755 Parfet St., Ste. 136 Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 231-5385 Fax: (303) 231-5385

U. S. Department of Interior

Food Safety & Inspection Service

U.S. Department of Labor

Office Contact 1 Denver Federal Ctr,. Bldg 20 Denver, CO 80225-0087 randy.hammerstrom@ams.usda.gov (303) 236-3017

Agricultural Research, Denver Federal Center Development & Bldg. 67, Room 630 Education Center Denver, CO 80225 (ARDEC) Jennifer Bornhoft 4616 NE Frontage Rd. Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 491-2544 Fax: (970) 491-2355

Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Denver District

r8eisc@epa.gov

Region 8 Agriculture Advisor Rebecca Perin 1595 Wynkoop St. Denver, CO 80202-1129 (303) 312-6311 Fax: (303) 312-6882

sunny.geiser-novtny@aphis.usda.gov r8eisc@epa.gov perrin.rebecca@epa.gov www.aphis.usda.gov

www.ColoradoLivestock.org

(FSIS) Office Contact 1400 Independence Ave SW Washington, DC 20250 (202) 720-2791 www.fsis.usda.gov

FSIS - Denver Federal Center Dr. Ron Nelson PO Box 25387 Denver, CO 80225 (303) 236-9800 Fax: (303) 236-9794

Natural Resource Conservation Service

Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell 1849 C St. NW Washington, DC 20240 (202) 208-6416 Deputy Secretary Seth Harris Frances Perkins Bldg Washington, DC 20210 (866) 487-2365 Fax: (866) 487-2365 www.dol.gov

National Organizations American Farm Bureau

Bob Stallman 600 Maryland Ave SW, Ste 800 Washington, DC 20024 (202) 406-3604

American National CO Conservation Engineer CattleWomen, Inc. (NRCS)

John Andrews Denver Federal Center Bldg. 56, room 2604 Denver, CO 80225 (720) 544-2834 Fax: (720) 544-2964 john.andrews@co.usda.gov www.co.nrcs.usda.gov

Executive Director Sarah Bohnenkamp PO Box 3881 Englewood, CO 80155 (303) 694-0313 Fax: (303) 694-2390 ancw@beef.org ancw.org

NRCS-Colorado State American Sheep Conservationist Phyllis Philips Industry Association Denver Federal Center, Building 56, Room 2604 Denver, CO 80225 (720) 544-2810 Fax: (720) 544-2965

Peter Orwick 9785 S.Maroon Cir., Ste 360 Centennial, CO 80112-2692 (303) 771-3500

Packers/Stockyards Administration

CattleFax

phyllis.philips@co.usda.gov

John Barthel 3950 Lewiston St., Ste. 200 Aurora, CO 80011-1556 (303) 375-4240 Fax: (970) 371-4609 john.l.barthel@usda.gov

www.sheepusa.org

Chief Executive Officer Randy Blach 9110 E. Nichols Ave, Ste. 301 Centennial, CO 80112 (800) 825-7525 randy@cattlefax.com www.cattlefax.com

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National Cattlemen’s Beef Association- CO

Chief Executive Officer Forrest Roberts 9110 E Nichols Ave., Ste. 300 Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 694-0305 Fax: (303) 694-2857 froberts@beef.org

National Pork Board Christopher Novack 1776 NW 114th St. Clive, IA 50325 (515) 223-2600 Fax: (515) 223-2600 cnovack@pork.org

National Pork Producer’s Council

Chief Executive Officer Neil Dierks Vice President Government Affairs 10644 Justin Dr. Urbandale, IA 50322 Colin Woodall 1301 Pennsylvania Ave NW, Ste. 300 (515) 278-8012 Fax: (515) 278-8014 Washigton, DC 20004-1701 dierksn@nppc.org (202) 347-0228 www.nppc.org Fax: (202) 638-0607

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association- D.C.

cwoodall@beef.org

U.S. Meat Export National Cattlemen’s Beef Board Federation Polly Ruhland 9000 E. Nichols Ave., Ste. 215 Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 220-9890 Fax: (303) 220-9280 pruhland@beefboard.com www.beefboard.org

Lynn Heinze 9000 E. Nichols Ave., Ste. 215 Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 220-9890 Fax: (303) 220-9280 lheinez@beefboard.com www.beefboard.org

National Farmers Union

R E S O U R C E S

Roger Johnson 20 F St. NW Ste. 300 Washington, DC 20001 (202) 554-1500 Fax: (202) 479-7246 rjohnson@nfudc.org www.nfu.org

National Milk Producers Federation

Jerry Kozak 2101 Wilson Blvd., Ste. 400 Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 243-6111 jkozac@nmpf.org

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President & CEO Phil Seng 1855 Blake St., Ste. 200 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-6328 Fax: (303) 623-0297 www.usmef.org

Colorado Cattlemen’s Colorado Dairy Herd Information Assoc. Association John Kennedy 122 1st Street Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 353-9818 Fax: (970) 353-0015

Executive Vice President Terry Fankhauser 8833 Ralston Rd Arvada, CO 80002 (303) 431-6422 terry@coloradocattle.org

codhia@info2000.net

Colorado Cooperative Council

Colorado Farm Bureau

sue.hine@business.colostate.edu

cvorthmann@colofb.com www.coloradofarmbureau.com

Sue Hine 749 South Lemay Ave. A3 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 491-7370 Fax: (970) 491-7665

Colorado Corn Grower’s Association Chief Executive Officer Mark Sponsler 127 22nd St. Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 351-8201 Fax: (970) 351-8203

Executive Director Chad Vorthman 9177 East Mineral Circle Englewood, CO 80112-3494 (303) 749-7500 Fax: (303) 749-7703

CO Horse Council / Rky Mtn Horse Expo Bill Scebbi 420 E 58th Ave., #145 Brighton, CO 80601 (303) 292-4981 Fax: (303) 293-2412

msponsler@coloradocorn.com www.coloradocorn.com

chc@coloradohorsecouncil.com www.coloradohorsecouncil.com

Jim Herlihy 1855 Blake St., Ste. 200 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-6328 Fax: (303) 623-0297 jherlihy@usmef.org www.usmef.org

National Western Stock Show

President & CEO Paul Andrews 4655 Humboldt St. Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1166

Services offered:

~CDS has a full line service and installation department with DeLaval trained and certified service technicians. ~CDS has a full line route sales delivery truck. Included with this is a full line of farm supplies, teat dips, cleaners, and misc. animal health supplies, milk replacer. ~CDS has a full line of Dairy probiotics, silage inoculants and hay preservers. ~CDS has a full line sales department offering parts, new equipment installations, and remodel or upgrades.

State Organizations

619 N Denver Avenue · Loveland , CO 80537

Colorado Beef Council

Office (970) 593-9704

Fred Lombardi 789 Sherman St, Ste. 105 Denver, CO 80203-3530 (303) 830-7892 Fax: (303) 830-7896

Fax (970) 593-9706

E-mail · info@codairyservice.com

fred@cobeef.com www.cobeef.com

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State Organizations continued Colorado Livestock Association Chief Executive Officer Bill Hammerich 822 7th St., Ste. 210 Greeley, CO 80631-3938 (970) 378-0500 Fax: (970) 378-1962 bhammerich@coloradolivestock.org www.coloradolivestock.org

Colorado Pork Producer’s Council Office Contact 822 7th St., Ste. 210 Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 378-0500 Fax: (970) 378-1962

Colorado Wheat Grower’s Association Executive Director Darrell Hanavan 4026 S. Timberline Rd., Ste. 100 Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 449-6994 Fax: (970) 449-6999 dhanavan@coloradowheat.org www.coloradowheat.org

Colorado Wool Grower’s Association Executive Director Bonnie Brown P.O. Box 292 Delta, CO 81416 (970) 874-1433 Fax: (970) 874-4170 cwgawool@aol.com coloradosheep.org

www.copork.org

Longmont Sirloin Club T-Bone Club Howard Wirth 1511 Moonlight Dr. Longmont, CO 80504 (303) 776-9671

Tim Magnuson 1814 14th Ave. Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 381-2527

Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Assoc.

Western Dairy Association

Mike Dodge 3030 W. 81st Ave. Westminster, CO 80031 (303) 280-5208 Fax: (303) 458-0002 info@rmagbiz.org www.rmagbiz.org

Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

Executive Director Ben Rainbolt 7900 E. Union Ave., Ste. 200 Denver, CO 80237 (303) 752-5800 Fax: (303) 752-5810 rmfu@rmfu.org

Chief Executive Officer Cindy Haren 12000 N Washington St. Ste, 175 Thornton, CO 80241 (303) 451-7711 Fax: (303) 451-0411

charen@westerndairyassociation.org www.westerndairyassociation.org

Are you unable to find the contact information you are looking for? Try logging onto the group/organizations website! If you can not find it there please contact the CLA office at (970) 378-0500.

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Bashor, Joel.................... 63 Bornhoft II, Tom............ 63 Buck, Rex....................... 73 Bashor, Millard.............. 63 Bornmann, Steve........... 84 Wray Cattle Co. Adam, Thomas.............. 62 Bath, Keith.................... 68 CDA-Inspection & Consumer Butler, Judd.................... 65 Adam Dairy

Ahola, Jason.................. 85 CSU-Dept. of Animal Sciences

Keith Bath Feedlots

Services

JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding

Bauder, Troy.................. 86 Bradbury, Thomas......... 64 LLC -Gilcrest Feedlot Bradbury Land & Cattle

Aktinson, Kacy.............. 86 CSU-Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences Bradney, Ken................. 63 CSU-Arapahoe County Extension Bauer, Fred.................... 66 Bar P Land & Cattle Alexander, Robert............. 71 Farmers Bank Brase, Rick..................... 86 Beauprez, Mark............. 63 CSU- Development Office Stockmen’s Bank Allen, Tad...................... 68 Beauprez Land & Cattle Bregar, Nancy................ 62 Kuhn Knight of Greeley Bedwell, Shane............... 85 A-B Cattle Company Allison,William............. 84 CSU Dept. of Animal Sciences Breinig, Jared............62, 78 CDPHE-Air Pollution Control Belk, Keith..................... 85 ADM Alliance Nutrition Inc. / Division

CSU Dept. of Animal Sciences

Loomix

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Caldwell, John............... 67 John D. Caldwell, Inc.

Castle, Clifton................ 68 Kunafin ‘The Insectary’

Chapin, Don.................. 64 Chapin Dairy

Chapin, Foy................... 64 Chapin Dairy

Altenburg, William........ 62 Benjamin, Glenn............ 63 Brenner, Heidi......... 69, 76 Chisum, Joel................... 70 Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch, LLC Bijou Creek Livestock

Merck Animal Health

Pinneo Feedlot

Ament Farms

CDA-Rocky Mtn Regional Animal Health Lab

Christensen Bros. Inc.

Ament, Don................... 62 Bernhardt, Tim.............. 63 Brigher, Tiffany.............. 84 Christensen, Eric........... 64 Amundson, David......... 69 Midwest Farms, LLC

Bernhardt Ag, LLC

Beyrouty, Craig..........85,87 Brink, Philip.............64, 77 Clements, Lidwina......... 65 Culver Cattle

CSU-College of Ag, Colorado BRINK, Inc. Agricultural Experiment Station Britton, Kathryn.......67, 81 Coady, Gary................... 64 Anderson Farms & Cattle Co. Cline Wood Agency Andrews, John................ 87 Blach, Dave................... 63 IMI Global, a division of Where Coakley, Daniel............. 64 Food Comes From, Inc. Natural Resource Conservation Blach Cattle Coakley Cattle Company Blach, Randy................. 87 Brohl, Barbara............... 85 Service Collins, Rusty................ 86 Colorado Dept. of Revenue Andrews, Paul................ 88 CattleFax CSU-Jefferson County Extension National Western Stock Show Bledsoe, Robert.............. 63 Brophy, Doug................. 64 Conner, Steve................. 69 Brophy Brothers Archibeque, Shawn........ 85 Bledsoe Cattle Co. Midwest P.M.S., Inc. CSU Dept. of Animal Sciences Bohnenkamp, Sarah...... 87 Brothers, Jason.........65, 77 Deere & Ault Consultants, Inc Corman, Bruce.............. 64 Armstrong, Roy.............. 66 American National Brown, Bonnie............... 89 Burlington Feeders, Inc. Great Western Grazing CattleWomen, Inc. Cornelius, Warren....70, 78 Arnusch, Marc............... 69 Bolton, Marissa............. 63 Colorado Wool Growers Assoc. R & R Machine Works Inc. Brown, Reeves................ 84 Marc Arnusch Farms Bobcat of the Rockies Colorado Dept. of Local Affairs Couch, Doug.................. 87 Bonsall, Sandie.............. 71 Brown, Ronnie............... 66 Eastern Colo. Research Center Cox, Matthew...........69, 75 Granada Feeders, LLC Bamford, J Kent............. 63 Roto Mix Bornhoft, Jennifer.......... 87 Broyles, Bill.................... 64 Merial Bamford Feedyard Barthel, John................. 87 CAES-Ag Research, Development, Bruskivage, Steve......67, 78 Craven, Joe.................... 65 Craven, Vic.................... 65 Packers/Stockyards Admin. and Education Center Honnen Equipment

Anderson, James............ 62

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Crews, Denny................. 85 Docheff, Jr., Jim.............. 63 Fiolkoski, Steve.............. 71 Gertge, Terry............. 67-81 CSU- Dept. of Animal Sciences

Blue Sky Dairy, LLC

Sega Gelbvieh

J-9 Crop Insurance

Double J Meat Packing

Docheff Dairy

Aggie Farms LLC

Trihydro Corporation

Life Products/ Vit-E-Men Co

Rocky Mountain Agribusiness

Lazy 3-F Land and Cattle

Goetz Insurors, Inc.

M & J Dairy, LLC

Max Jantz Excavating

American Ag Credit

The Dairy Authority, LLC

Crider, Kelli..............65, 82 Docheff, Sr., Jim............. 65 Fix, Curtis...................... 62 Gleason, Jim.................. 72 Crist, Ted..................68, 79 Dodge, Mike................... 89 Flack, Duane................. 68 Goetz, Allan..............66, 81 Croissant, James............ 65 Association Croissant Farms, Inc. Domine, Mel.............64, 79 Crow, Pete...................... 73 CHS Western Livestock Journal Dougherty, Dennis....73, 80 Crowder, Farrel.........67, 80 Wells Fargo- Fort Morgan Humalfa

Flaschenriem, Mel......... 68 Good, Barbara..........69, 77 Flesher, Mike.............62, 80 Goodell, Greg............72, 78 Ford, Doug................70, 83 Gorsuch, Davy............... 66

Dye, Terence.................. 65 Production Animal Consultation Gorsuch Cattle Co, Inc Crowder, Boyd............... 72 Dyecrest Dairy, LLC Fox, Scott..................64, 82 Goss, Mike ..................... 72

Frank, Tony................... 85 Goss, Tamie................... 72 E D Tam-B Holsteins Earles, Jeff...................... 71 CSU-Office of the President Dalsted, Norman........... 91 T.J. Crowder & Sons, LLC

CSU- Dept. of Agricultural & Resource Economics

Daniel, Mick.............62, 78 Agfinity, Inc.

Danielson, Mike............. 65 Danielson, Inc.

Davis, Donald............... 65 Davis Brothers Farms, Inc.

Davis, Jessica................. 86 CSU- Dept. of Crop & Soil Sciences

Cargill Meat Solutions

Frasier, Chris................. 66 Edstrom, Steve............... 72 Frasier Ranch Frasier, Joe..................... 66 Sugar Hill Dairy Edwards, John................ 68 Frasier Farms-River Bend Ranch Frasier, Mark................. 66 Magness Land & Cattle Eisenach, Marlin............ 86 Frasier Farms CSU-Morgan Cty Co-op Extension Freund, Joey................... 71 Elliott, Ben..................... 63 Running Creek Ranch Friesen, Ardell..........62, 75 Ben Elliott Cattle Ellzey, Gege.................... 68 Agrilabs Sooner Trading Company

Davis, Shane.............68, 77 Lucky Quarter Engle, Terry................... 85 Koers-Turgeon Consulting De Haan, Casey............. 66 CSU-Dept. of Animal Sciences Great Western Dairy English, Doug................ 65 DeJager, AJ.................... 67 English Feedlot Hunter Ridge Dairy Enns, Mark.................... 85 DeMoss, Bill..............69, 75 CSU-Dept. of Animal Sciences Mountain Vet Supply Erickson, Brent.........70, 79 Denham, Lanny............. 65 Performance Plus

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Denham, Patsy.............. 65 Denham Ranch

Fankhauser, Terry.......... 88

Dent, Brian...............62, 77 Colorado Cattlemen’s Association 4 Rivers Equipment - Ag, LLC Farmer, Erick................. 67 DeVoe, Keith.............71, 79 Heritage Dairy, LLC Roggen Farmer’s Elevator Assoc.. Faulkner, Mike............... 66 DeVolin, Chad............... 84 Galeton Dairy, LLC CDPHE-Environmental Ag Program Fawcett, Lisa.................. 84 DeVries, Garrett............ 69 CDA-Measurements and Standards Monte Vista Dairy, LLC Feldpausch, Charles... 66, 68 Dierks, Neil.................... 88 Feldpausch Holsteins, LLC National Pork Producers Council Long Meadow Farms, LLC

Dinis, Bill...................... 65 Fields, David............63, 76 Empire Dairy

Bayer Animal Health

Empire Dairy

Hartman Land & Cattle

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Tam-B Holsteins

Gould, Guy.................... 66 Gould Ranch Cattle Company

Graff, Ted....................... 66 Graff Brothers’ Dairy

Grandin, Temple............ 85 Department of Animal Sciences

Grothusen, Todd.......62, 78 Alltech USA

Gunderson, Steven......... 85 CDPHE- Water Quality Control Division

Gustafson, Mark.......67, 82 Gabel, Christine........73, 76 JBS International Beef Sales Zoetis

Gabel, Steve................... 68

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Magnum Feedyard Co. LLC

Haake, Mark.............68, 78

Inspection Service (APHIS)

U.S. Department of Labor

Agri-Enterprises, Inc.

Bank of Colorado-Yuma

Gallegos, Pat.................. 62 LAIRD / Mor-Line Equipment Ham, Jay........................ 86 1256 Cattle Company Gamel, Bud.................... 63 CSU-Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences Ham, Stan...................... 66 Blind Badger Ranch Ganschow, Elin.............. 69 H.B.F., Inc. Hamling, Laurel............. 84 Music Meadows Ranch Garcia, Jesus.................. 62 CDA-Feed Program Hammerich, Bill............ 89 Ag Feed Industries, Inc. Garcia, Joseph................ 84 Colorado Livestock Association Colorado Lieutenant Governor Hammerstrom, Randy... 87 Garnier, Chris...........66, 75 USDA- Market News Han, Hyungchul............ 85 Genske, Mulder & Co., LLP Garry, Frank.................. 86 CSU-Dept. of Animal Sciences CVMBS-Dept. of Clinical Sciences Hanavan, Darrell.......... 89 Gaspar, Don.................. 65 Colorado Wheat Grower’s Assoc. Hanscome, Julie............. 66 Empire Calf Ranch Geiser-Novtny, Sunny...... 87 Hanscome Dairy USDA- Animal & Plant Health Harris, Seth................... 87

Dinis, Norm................... 65 Fitzsimmons, Clay......... 67 Gelvin, Les................62, 82 Harding, Rob............63, 80 www.ColoradoLivestock.org

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Haren, Thomas.............. 62 Horton, Trent............65, 67 Kalcevic, John H............ 68 Diamond Feeders Haren, Cindy................. 89 Horton Feedlots, Inc. Hough, Jesse..............68, 75 Western Dairy Association Hartman, Bert............... 67 Kennedy & Coe, LLC AGPROfessionals, LLC

Kalcevic Farms Inc.

Kaysen, Brett................. 85 Lamm, Dennis............... 85 CSU- Dept. of Animal Sciences

CSU- Dept. of Animal Sciences

Keller, Clay...............65, 75 Land, Ryan...............70, 80

Houston, Ben................. 63 Elanco -Beef Business Unit Kelly, Eugene.................. 86 Aristocrat Angus Ranch, LLP Hasbrouck, Jay............... 65 Howard, Sid..............62, 81 CSU- Dept. of Soil and Crop Sciences Double J Farms & Feeding, Inc. Kennedy, John................ 88 ALLFLEX USA, Inc. Hatch, Donna...........64, 81 Huddleston, Mike.......... 70 Colorado Dairy Herd Hartman Land & Cattle

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Laramore, Scott............. 68 Laramore Livestock

Larsen, Al.................69, 79 Nova Microbial Technologies

Larson, Bill.................... 63 Plains Feeders, Inc. Hatch, Kevin.............64, 82 Huff, David.................... 64 Kerbs, Brad ................... 68 Apishapa Ranch, LLC Colorado Breeding Services & Colorado Serum Company Kerbs Dairy Larson, Lelyn................. 68 Sales, LLC Huff, Joe......................... 64 Kerbs, Lisa..................... 68 Larson Farms & Feeding LLC Kerbs Dairy Larson, Luke.................. 69 Heinze, Lynn.................. 88 Colorado Serum Company National Cattlemen’s Beef Board Hunt, David................... 67 Kessinger, Kory.............. 63 Ordway Cattle Feeders, LLC. BeefCo Leachman, Lee............... 68 Henrickson, Gary.......... 63 Hunt Family Farms Bella Holsteins, Inc. Huntwork, Jay..........72, 81 Kiesner, David..........70, 79 Leachman Cattle of Colorado, LLC Ledermann, Joel........64, 78 Hergert, Don.................. 67 The Hartford-Livestock Department POET Nutrition Hutchison, George........ 67, 78 King, Mike..................... 84 Colorado Dairy Service, LLC Hergert Land & Cattle Co. Department of Natural Resources LeValley, Mark............... 68 Herlihy, Jim................... 88 Hutchison Western Kirch, Brett.................... 85 LeValley Ranch U.S. Meat Export Federation CSU-Dept. of Animal Sciences LeValley, Steve............... 85 Hertneky, Travis.......72, 77 Irey, Bryan................67, 76 Kitch, Dave.................... 72 CSU-Dept. of Animal Sciences THEngineering United Feeders, Inc. J.D. Heiskell & Company Lewis-Huenink, Carrie..... 62, 81 Hett, Jim........................ 63 Izienicki, Jay.............62, 77 Klaseen, Fredrick........... 68 AgInfoLink, USA Blind Badger Ranch 21st Century Equipment, LLC Klaseen Dairy Link, Dave................69, 79 Knuth, Jim................68, 83 Multimin USA, Inc Hickenlooper, John......... 84 Liphatech, Inc. (ROZOL) Colorado Governor’s Office Lombardi, Fred.............. 88 Janecek, Tim.............66, 78 Koch, Gary.................... 68 Colorado Beef Council Hickert, Diane............... 67 Harsh International, Inc. Koch Farms & Ranch, Inc. Long, Morry..............69, 76 Hickert Land Company Jedlicka, Megan.................. 86 Koeltzow, Jim............70, 78 Novartis Animal Health Hickert, Jay.................... 67 CSU-Logan County Extension Power Equipment Co. Loyd, Dan...................... 68 JRJ General Partnership Jewell, Sally.................... 87 Koldeway, Greg.............. 62 Loyd Farms Hickert, John.................. 67 U. S. Department of Interior A & A Dairy, LLC Luebbe, Wayne..........66, 81 Hickert Feedyard Inc. Johnson, Roger............... 88 Koontz, Stephen............. 86 Gallagher Grace/Mayer Insurance Hickert, Roger................ 67 National Farmers Union CSU-Dept. of Agricultural & Lund, Ken...................... 85 Hickert Land Company Johnson, Scott................ 66 Resource Economics Office of Economic Development Hickert, Wendy.............. 67 Flying Diamond Ranch Kozak, Jerry................... 88 Lungwitz, Jeremiah........ 73 Hickert Feedyard Inc. Johnson, Toby................ 64 Natl. Milk Producer’s Federation Yuma County Dairy, LLC Kraft, Chris.................... 63 Lungwitz, Tracy............. 73 Hicks, Larry..............64, 76 Collins Ranch Johnson, Trent..........66, 76 Badger Creek Farm, Inc. & Yuma County Dairy, LLC CattleHedging.Com, LLC Quail Ridge Dairy LLC Lytle, Kaycee.............63, 80 Hill, Collin..................... 67 Greeley Hat Works Kraft, Mary. . .................. 63 Bank of Colorado Eaton Johnson, Will................. 66 JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding Information Assoc.

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Flying Diamond Ranch

Badger Creek Farm, Inc. & Quail Ridge Dairy LLC

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Hine, Sue....................... 88 Jones, Brad................70, 82 Kraft, Jason...............64, 76 MacKey, Mark..........68, 82 Producers Livestock Mkting Assoc. Colorado Cooperative Council

Holtorf, Tom.................. 71

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Compass Ag Solutions, LLC

Livestock Marketing Assoc.

Mortec Industries, Inc.

M & M Farms

Kraft, Robert.................. 68 Magnuson, Tim............. 89 T-Bone Club Kage, Ken.................65, 82 Kraft Livestock, LLC Hornung, Terrence......... 72 DAR PRO Solutions Kral III, Joe...............69, 83 Markham, William........ 68 Schramm Feedlot TSH Farm

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Marshall, Troy...............69 Miller, Colton.................71 Nyquist, Karl........... 66, 81 Marshall Cattle Co.

GP Resources, LLC Martin, Louis.................66 Miller, Jeanie............ 71, 81 C&A Companies, INC Frasier Farms-Round River Pinnacol Assurance Resource Mgmt, LLC Miller, Jim................ 67, 83 Silver Spur Ranches

Ramey, Gary..................70 R-Bar Cattle Company

Rainbolt, Ben.................89 O Ogan, Dan.....................67 Rocky Mountain Farmers Union

Mast, David............. 70, 79 J.E. Miller Transportation, LLC Ray, Mike................. 69, 79 Ivan Ogan & Sons Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC Miller, Luke.............. 70, 78 Ogan,Tim......................67 Nutrition Physiology Corp Matsushima, John.... 69, 85 Power Motive Corporation Raymond, Helen............70 Ivan Ogan & Sons CSU- Dept. of Animal Sciences Maxey, George...............69 Miller, Tony............. 66, 80 Orwick, Peter.................87 Raymond Dairy First Farm Bank American Sheep Industry Assoc. Redner, Paul..................70 Maxey Farms Prescott Ranches LLC Maxey, Jeff ....................69 Milton, Thomas.............85 Renquist, Larry..............70 CSU- Dept. of Animal Sciences Maxey Farms Maxey, Keith..................86 Miranda, Rick................85 Panther, Paul.................63 Renquist Feedlots Ritchey, Grant................70 Bear Ranch CSU-Weld County Extension CSU-Office of the Provost May, Tom.......................62 Moore, Susan.................68 Pearson, Larry...............63 Ritchey Land and Cattle Robbins, Richard...........71 Bijou Hill Dairy, Inc. 4M Feeders, Inc. La Luna Dairy May, Rick................. 63, 78 Moore, David........... 70, 80 Peel, Kraig.....................85 Robbins Ranches, Inc. CSU- Dept. of Animal Sciences Roberts, Forrest.............88 Wagner Equipment Company Pawnee Buttes Seed Pemberton, Bob....... 69, 79 National Cattlemen’s Beef McCarthy, Gina.............87 Morris, Doug.................67 Association- CO Northern Feed & Bean Environmental Protection Agency JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding McClary, Rob.................69 Penny, Gary...................70 Rock, Brad.....................63

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McClary Farms, Inc.

LLC-Colorado Beef

Penny Ranch, Inc.

Box Elder Ranch

McConnell, Will.............70 Morse, Brian............ 70, 75 Perrin, Rebecca..............87 Rock, Marla...................63 Rainbow Park Dairy

Renewable Fiber, Inc.

McCoy, Elsie............ 65, 81 Moser, Bob.....................69 Moser, John....................69 EZid Livestock I.D. McGrauth, Shaun..........87 Morwai Dairy, LLC EPA- Region 8 Moss, Russ.....................71 McEndaffer, Bret............69 Rusco Land & Cattle LLC

EPA Region 8

Box Elder Ranch

Roehr, Dr. Keith.............84 Perry, Gregory...............86 CDA-Animal Industry Division CSU-Dept. of Ag & Res. Economics State Veterinarian

Peterson, Leslie..............70 Rogers, Kenny................73 Petty, Robert..................71 Wagon Wheel Ranch Rocky Ford Feedyard, LLC Rohr, Mitch....................71 McEndaffer Cattle Co. Philips, Phyllis...............87 Spruce Mountain Ranch McEndaffer, Lee....... 63, 76 NRCS-Colorado State Roman-Muniz, Noa.......85 Nance, David........... 66, 70 Boehringer Ingelheim Conservationist CSU- Dept. of Animal Sciences Meaker, Randy...............66 Front Range Farms, LLC Pickert Jr, Brad..............70 Rowan, Mike............ 73, 79 Q Ranch LLC

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Frank Meaker & Son

Meehan, Michelle..... 64, 80 Nelson, Dr. Ron.............87 CHASE Bank

FSIS - Denver Federal Center

Pickert Dairy LLC

West Plains LLC

Longs Peak Dairy, LLC

National Cattlemen’s Beef Board

Podtburg, Carol.............68 Ruhland, Polly...............88

Meining, D-S-R..............69 Nelson, Paul...................69 Podtburg, Rick...............68 Rutledge, Brett...............72 Meining Cattle Company Paul Nelson Farms Triple R Farm 3 Mekelburg, B J...............69 Nerud, Joe................ 72, 82 Longs Peak Dairy, LLC Polk, Cliff................. 71, 80 Rutledge, Don................72 Mekelburg Livestock Temple Tag

Rocky Mountain Financial Group

Triple R Farm 2

Lind Farms, Inc.

CSU- Dept. of Animal Sciences

Triple R Farm 1

D & D Feedlot West

Poss Farms

Salazar, John.................84

MICRO Technologies

Jake Norton Real Estate

CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab Agriculture

V.R.C.S.

First National Bank of Omaha

Fairview Livestock, LLC

Howard Miller Land & Cattle

National Pork Board

CSU-Dept. of Ag & Res. Economics Elanco - Dairy Business Unit

Meradith, Scott........ 72, 80 U.S. Bank

Meyer, Bill.....................87 USDA-National Agricultural Statistics Service

Nichols, Lance................68 Pond, Kevin........64, 83, 85 Rutledge, Roc.................72 Nickel, Jerry...................65 Poss, Fred.......................70

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Meyring, Becky........ 69, 83 Norton, Jake............. 67, 82 Powers, Barbara...... 75, 86 Colorado Department of

Miles, Del................. 72, 77 Norwood, John......... 66, 80 Printz, Mathew..............65 Sanger, Rick............. 70, 80 Premier Farm Credit

Miller, Bub.....................67 Novack, Christopher......88 Pritchett, James..............86 Sartorius, Lindsay... 65, 75 www.ColoradoLivestock.org

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Scebbi, Bill.....................88 Stallman, Bob................87 Tibbetts, Gary.......... 73, 80 Whitlow, Chip.......... 69, 76 Colorado Horse Council / Rocky Mountain Horse Expo

American Farm Bureau

Jack Schneider Farms, LLC

Stetter, Mark..................86

Schurrtop Angus & Charolais

and Biomedical Sciences

Schurr, John...................71 College of Veterinary Medicine CDPHE-Environmental Ag Program

Sears, Alan............... 71, 82 Sears Marketing Services, LLC

Norbrook, Inc.

Stegner, Ken...................71 Timmerman, Jeff............72 Whitney, Chris...............84

Schiller, Brian.......... 66, 81 Stegner Dairy Farm Flood & Peterson Insurance, Inc. Stegner, Ray...................71 Schleining, Dallas..........71 Stegner Dairy Farm Schleining Genetics, LLC. Steinke, Tara............ 71, 77 Schneider, Skip........ 62, 75 SRP Environmental Animal Health International Stephens, Todd...............63 Schneider, Jack...............67 Bills Volume Sales West

Scott, Sean.....................84

Zinpro Performance Minerals

Timmerman Feeding Co., LLC Tointon Ranches, LLC

CDA-Board of Stock Inspection (Brand Board)

B&G Equipment

Department of Animal Sciences

Tuelland, Inc.

Upper Valley Holsteins, Inc.

Tointon, Robert..............72

Truesdell, Buddy R.. 63, 77 Whittier, Jack.................86 Tuell, Roger...................72 Wick, Andy....................72

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Wickstrom, Cary............73

Uhrig, Jerry.............. 65, 79 Wickstrom, Inc. DuPont / Pioneer Wiedeman, Gary..... 65, 73 Stieb, Basil.....................71 Uhrig, Rod............... 66, 80 EGW, LLC Stieb Brothers, Inc. Farm Credit of Southern CO Wiedeman Dairy, LLC Stone, Nolan..................67 Ulrich, Max...................72 JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding Wiederspan, Curt..........65 Ulrich Bros. Feedlot

Seiber, Rob.....................71 LLC -Kuner Feedlot Seiber Dairy Stulp, John.....................84 Ulrich, Rod....................72 Seng, Phil.......................88 Governor’s Office Ulrich Bros. Feedlot U.S. Meat Export Federation Stumpff, Roger......... 67, 77 Ulrich, Tim....................72 Seward, Russ..................68 Ulrich Bros. Feedlot Kitzmiller Grazing Assoc., Inc.

Seyler, Mike............. 64, 79

Industrial Welding & Supply Co.

Sturdevant, Roger.... 63, 80 Bank of The West

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Smart, Austin................71

Ranch-Way Feed Mills

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Smart Bros., Inc.

Wilgenburg, Ed..............73 Wildcat Dairy LLC

Willhite, David..............73 Willhite & Willhite Inc.

Van Norden, Randy.......64 Sullivan, Jim............ 65, 76 Cargill Cattle Feeders LLC Seymour, Earl................71 Diamond V Mills Vaughn, Dallas........ 64, 77 Seymour Feedlot Sutton, Gary............ 64, 76 Cargill Animal Nutrition Shea, Becky....................71 Consider It There Shea Feedlot LLLP Vaughn, Johnie..............72 Shea, Steve.....................71 Sutton, Kathy........... 64, 76 Vaughn Angus Farms Consider It There Shea Feedlot LLLP Veeman, Mike................72 Shelton, Ron..................71 Swanson, Kevin....... 64, 79 Veeman & Sons Dairy Colorado Mills, Inc. Shelton Land & Cattle Ltd. Vilsack, Thomas.............87 Siegrist, Sean........... 66, 80 Swanson, Lou.....64, 83, 86 U.S. Department of Agriculture Office of Engagment/Extension Vorthmn, Chad..............88 First Pioneer National Bank Sigmon, Todd.................65 Szidon, Kim............. 70, 79 Colorado Farm Bureau Colorado Commodities

Crossroads Insurance Agency

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Wilson, Mike..................63 Baca County Feedyard, Inc.

Wind, Bruce...................71 Second Wind Dairy

Wirth, Howard..............89 Longmont Sirloin Club

Witt, Bill........................73 Witt Enterprises

Wolfe, Dick....................84 CO Division of Water Resources

Wolford, Cliff.................65 Double RL

Wagner, John.................86 Woodall, Colin...............88

Soehner, Curt.................71 Tappy, Larri............. 64, 80 CSU-Dept. of Animal Sciences COBank Wailes, William.............86 Soehner Cattle Company Sofos, John.....................86 Tattersall, Aaron...... 71, 81 CSU Dept. of Animal Sciences Warner, Robert..............73 CSU-Dept. of Animal Sciences Silveus Insurance Group SoRelle, Cris............ 70, 76 Tatum, Daryl.................86 Warner Ranch CSU-Dept. of Animal Sciences Webster, Bill...................73 Pioneer Press Sorensen, Randy...... 65, 78 Te Velde, Shawn.............72 Weinrich, Dwain...........69 Dairy Specialists, LLC

TV Dairy

Murphy-Brown of Yuma

Wetco Farms, Inc.

Signs Now-Greeley

Rick Wernsman Farm

Spayd Hay Co.

US Premium Beef

Wernsman Feeders LLC

Natl. Cattlemen’s Beef Assoc.- D.C.

Woods, Darryl “Smoky”......73 Woods & Son

Woerner, Dale................86 CSU-Dept. of Animal Sciences

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Sparrow, Craig...............73 Thomas, Pete........... 71, 76 Wernsman, Rick............70 Yoder, Harold................73 Spayd, Marvin......... 71, 79 Thomas, Tracy......... 72, 82 Wernsman, Tom............73

Yoder Ranches, LLP

York, Dick......................67

Sponsler, Mark...............88 Thoren, Mike.................67 Wertz, Steve...................73 HUB International Southwest Colorado Corn Grower's Assoc. JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC Wertz Farms Young, Birdsall, Jr..........73

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Advertiser’s Index 4 Rivers Equipment - Ag, LLC..................... 95

Koers-Turgeon Consulting........................... 82

Agriculture Building Service....................... 97

Kunafin “The Insectary”.............................. 15

Agfinity, Inc................................................. 24

Livestock Marketing Association................. 53

AGPROfessionals, LLC................................ 10 AgriLabs....................................................... 15 Animal Health International....................... 47

Magnum Feedyard Co., LLC........................ 72 Merck Animal Health.............................98-99 Mountain Vet Supply................................... 57 Multimin...................................................... 24

Aristocrat Angus Ranch............................... 30

Novartis Animal Health.............................6-7

Bayer Animal Health..............................34-36

Pinnacol Assurance...................................... 60

Bills Volume Sales/Roto-Mix....................... 37

Pioneer Press................................................ 98

Brink, Inc..................................................... 89

Power Equipment Company ....................... 32

Cargill Animal Nutrition............................. 10

Ranch Marketing Associates........................ 44

COBank........................................................ 58 Colorado Dairy Service............................... 88 CSU Department of Animal Sciences.......... 28 CSU Veterinary Diagnostic Lab.................. 83

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The Hartford Livestock Department........... 98

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Double J Meat Packing................................ 58

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Hall & Hall.................................................. 18 Humalfa....................................................... 89 Hutchinson Western.................................... 18 IMI Global................................................... 95 JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC.............. 9 JD Heiskell & Co.......................................... 21

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injectable Solution for cattle AntimicrobiAl Drug 180 mg of tildipirosin/mL For subcutaneous injection in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle only. not for use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older or in calves to be processed for veal. cAution: Federal (USA) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. briEF SummArY: for full prescribing information use package insert. inDicAtionS: Zuprevo™ 18% is indicated for the treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, and Histophilus somni in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle, and for the control of respiratory disease in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle at high risk of developing BRD associated with M. haemolytica, P. multocida, and H. somni. WArningS: For uSE in AnimAlS onlY. not For HumAn uSE. KEEP out oF rEAcH oF cHilDrEn. to AVoiD AcciDEntAl inJEction, Do not uSE in AutomAticAllY PoWErED SYringES WHicH HAVE no ADDitionAl ProtEction SYStEm. in cASE oF HumAn inJEction, SEEK mEDicAl ADVicE immEDiAtElY AnD SHoW tHE PAcKAgE inSErt or lAbEl to tHE PHYSiciAn. Avoid direct contact with skin and eyes. If accidental eye exposure occurs, rinse eyes with clean water. If accidental skin exposure occurs, wash the skin immediately with soap and water. Tildipirosin may cause sensitization by skin contact. For technical assistance or to report a suspected adverse reaction, call: 1-800-219-9286. For customer service or to request a Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS), call: 1-800-211-3573. For additional Zuprevo 18% information go to www.zuprevo.com. For a complete listing of adverse reactions for Zuprevo 18% reported to CVM see: http://www.fda.gov/AnimalVeterinary/SafetyHealth. Do not uSE ZuPrEVo 18% in SWinE. Fatal adverse events have been reported following the use of tildipirosin in swine. NOT FOR USE IN CHICKENS OR TURKEYS.

rESiDuE WArning: Cattle intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 21 days of the last treatment. Do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older. Use of this drug product in these cattle may cause milk residues. A withdrawal period has not been established in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal.

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PrEcAutionS: The effects of Zuprevo 18% on bovine reproductive performance, pregnancy and lactation have not been determined. Swelling and inflammation, which may be severe, may be seen at the injection site after administration. Subcutaneous injection may result in local tissue reactions which persist beyond the slaughter withdrawal period. This may result in trim loss of edible tissue at slaughter.

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THE DAYS OF BRD ARE NUMBERED* Introducing Zuprevo™ (tildipirosin) Antibiotic Zuprevo concentrates at the site of the action — in the lungs — for 28 days1. Plus, Zuprevo is absorbed rapidly, reaching peak plasma concentrations in just 45 minutes. With Zuprevo, you’re in control of BRD. See your veterinarian to prescribe new Zuprevo antibiotic to treat BRD and to control respiratory disease in cattle at high risk of developing BRD. Visit usa.zuprevo-cattle.com for more information. * The correlation between pharmacokinetic data and clinical effectiveness is unknown. 1 Menge, M. et al., Pharmacokinetics of tildipirosin in bovine plasma, lung tissue, and bronchial fluid (from live, non-anesthetized cattle). J Vet Pharm Therap. Doj: 10.1111/J. 1365-2885, 2011. 1349.x.

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION: DO NOT USE Zuprevo 18% IN SWINE. Not for use in chickens and turkeys. Cattle intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 21 days of treatment. Do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older or in calves to be processed for veal. A withdrawal period has not been established for this product in pre-ruminating calves. The effects on bovine reproductive performance, pregnancy and lactation have not been determined. Swelling and infl ammation, which may be severe, may be seen at the injection site after administration. Subcutaneous injection may result in local tissue reactions which persist beyond slaughter withdrawal period. Full product information available on page 98. Copyright © 2012 Intervet, Inc., a subsidiary of Merck and Co., Inc. d/b/a Merck Animal Health, 556 Morris Avenue, Summit, NJ 07901. All rights reserved. ZUPCA-13


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