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At the Table for the

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Features Be at the Table or Be on the Menu Sarah (Landry) Sandberg , Colorado Oil & Gas Association

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Engagement and education is mandatory. Connections for the public need to be made. You are either at the table or on the menu, my friend.

Mary Kraft President 2014-2016

Millenials & Agriculture David Daley, California State University, Chico

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Officers

Millennials just don’t get it. They are self-absorbed, won’t work hard and are more committed to having a good time then helping the company succeed... Or are they?

Nolan Stone President-Elect 2014-2016

Mark Frasier Immediate Past President 2014-2016

Tom Wernsman Treasurer

The Future is Bright!

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Interview with CLA President, Mary Kraft.

In the second half of her term as President, Mary Kraft reflects back on the past year and sets goals for the future.

From the Desk of Bill Hammerich.......... 6 New State BQA Coordinator................. 30 United Ag Industries Benefit Us All........16 Updates from Washington D.C............. 32

Cultivating the Next Generation.......... 22 RMNP: Producers Stepping Up............ 24

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Chief Executive Officer

Kellee Mitchell Administrative Coordinator kmitchell@coloradolivestock.org

Jessica Lemmel

Protein Producer Summit................... 42

Director of Communications

Features and Benefits........................... 48 Association Structure......................... 51

A Trip to the Farm.............................. 28 Association Directory......................... 57

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Bill Hammerich

Top Choice Award Honoree............... 36

Proud to Be a CSU Ram!..................... 26 Leadership......................................... 52

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Columns Incoming President Nolan Stone......... 20

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From the Desk of Bill Hammerich TEXT Bill Hammerich, Chief Executive Officer

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ello and welcome to this year’s edition of CLA’s annual publication…..Vision. We hope you find value in the articles, enjoy the pictures and take time to peruse through the membership, products and services and resource directories. As always, we appreciate your critical feedback whether it is positive or not so positive. I would be remiss if I didn’t take this opportunity to thank the Colorado Cattlemen’s Association for their participation in a Joint Convention with CLA for the past four years. There are many in this organization and probably in theirs, who, in the very recent past, thought such a thing could never happen. But it did and I feel both organizations are better for it. However, things change. And now after four years CLA has decided to go a different direction. We are not going back, instead we are going forward. So what are we going to do as we move in a different direction? The CLA Board of Directors, using the results from a member survey, decided that regional membership meetings around the State and with a two day annual meeting would be more effective in connecting with and engaging the membership of CLA. As a result, the first of the regional meetings will be held in La Junta,

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Colorado on October 14, 2015 followed by another meeting in Sterling, Colorado November 10, 2015. Next will be the Marshall Frasier Symposium in Hugo, Colorado February 16, 2016. The CLA Annual Membership Meeting will be held April 13th and 14th 2016 at the Embassy Suites in Loveland, Colorado. So mark your calendars. As I sit here today putting these words on paper the two biggest issues, in my opinion, facing CLA members is the outcome of the EPA Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule and the resolution of COOL (Country of Origin Labeling). The resolution of both of these issues can have serious consequences for livestock producers, not just in Colorado but across the country. The first one (WOTUS) looks like it will, in the near future be more of a legal issue than an environmental one. How we arrive at a workable agreement on COOL with two of our best trading partners, Canada and Mexico, likely rests with our legislators in Washington D.C. and specifically the U.S. Senate. But rest assured these are not the only issues facing livestock producers in Colorado. We are going to have to continue to deal with the public’s perception of how we treat our animals. Whether it is from reacting, yes reacting, to social media content

or legislation and ballot initiatives. As livestock producers I encourage you to take ownership of this issue and become more proactive in telling your story. And the list of concerns does not end with the three things noted above. Others are food safety, organic or natural vs conventionally produced, GMO’s, and, as I mentioned above the impact of social media on how we do business. Water, both quantity and quality, climate variability (because I don’t like the term climate change), land use, risk management, immigration, Trans-Pacific Partnership and a host of things that don’t come to mind right now or will appear on the horizon in the future. Oops! I almost forgot, what about this millennial generation? How are we going to deal with them? Might I suggest that we accept their outlook on life and the world in general? Generation transition is not a new thing……my family thought that if the future of our world was in the hands of my generation that we as a society were doomed. I might be a bit biased but I think it has turned out fine! The best to you and your family in the months to come. Colorado Livestock Association


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Be at the Table

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TEXT Sarah (Landry) Sandberg, Colorado Oil and Gas Assocaition

Engagement and education is mandatory. Connections for the public need to be made. You are either at the table or on the menu, my friend.

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was pleasantly surprised by the warm reception I received at the Colorado Livestock Association's 2015 Protein Producer Summit where I came to discuss the fracking debate. As you can imagine, you just never know how this new “f-word” will sit with a crowd. This is because the fracking debate is everywhere. It is emotional, extreme, hard to decipher, and can lead down one rabbit hole after another. And all too often, what should

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be inherent fundamentals of the conversation - like that we all prioritize our family’s health and safety, value the environment and outdoors, and enjoy our quality of life completely go unacknowledged. Instead, we find ourselves struggling with how the debate on energy development was framed. Certainly how you frame any conversation matters, because it informs the questions we ask, the assumptions we may take for granted, and ultimately the policy

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decisions we make. Sure, part of the problem with how the conversation has been framed is due to the emotional nature of the issue. I have been called a “fracking gashole” a time too many, and when my car was keyed, or I received a twitter death threat, just those one time occurrences were a time too many. But alas, it is remarkably easy to scare people and there is a high learning curve for what can be an extremely technical and science-based industry. Ultimately, unchecked fear of the unknown can reign supreme in many instances. When there is unchecked fear, caused by misinformation and sensationalism, the result is a scenario where the extremes are allowed to be the loudest. This is certainly a characteristic of the fracking debate. We have got “drill, baby, drill!” and “ban fracking!” messengers flanking a debate and drowning out the rational middle. We are unfortunately in a day and age where it is completely fashionable to be adamantly for or against something. We slap on our bumper stickers, send out our tweets, and declare the conversation over. I implore you to demand better – to flee these margins and into the middle. The conversation should not be, should we frack, but how do we utilize this resource best and responsibility develop it in our communities.

continue to acknowledge real concerns and proactively address them with technology, appropriate regulations, and ingenuity. Our industry can create noise, dust, light, emissions, spills, and truck traffic, but there are pragmatic solutions to these solvable problems. There is a false choice between being an environmentalist and supporting oil and gas. Second, education and engagement are mandatory. As the saying goes, you’re either at the table, or on the menu and we ought not to learn that lesson the hard way anymore. We need to connect what we do to our consumers’ way of life, and with the oil and gas industry, our consumer is almost every American. We need to insist that the boring, old, distracting debate on fracking, the one riddled with misinformation, is over – but the authentic, rational dialogue continues. People want facts, and they need to be readily available. Third, oil and gas has industrial stages and requires responsible regulations. With over 150 years of development in Colorado, our state knows that the industry and communities can coexist and our regulations represent some of the most stringent and comprehensive in the country.

Finally, reframing the debate requires everyone’s participation – YOU must engage. This topic is bound to come up at your next BBQ, family vacation, or Now are emotions, misinformation, fear, and even at the grocery store. It’s a conversation that extremes entirely to blame? To agree would to be to matters to our world, country, state, and backyard. miss the bigger picture. At the root of the fracking Be curious, be informed, be engaged, be active. debate, is one of the defining disconnections of our Now have you been reading this wondering why decade. That is the disconnection between energy it was included in this particular publication? production, energy consumption, and our way of I invite you to turn back to the beginning and modern life. We live in a modern society where replace “energy”, “fracking”, “oil and gas” with the plastics come from Rubbermaid, milk comes from words “food” or “livestock” and take a glimpse at the 7-11, meat comes from McDonalds, gasoline our shared challenges. I encourage you to learn comes from a tank under the station, and electricity from our lessons, teach us yours, and know our from an outlet. Except… they don’t. industries are very far from dissimilar after all.  From the things you put on, text on, spray on, fly on – most of our products are derived from Sarah (Landry) Sandberg serves as the Chief Operating fossils fuels. And those that weren’t were likely Officer for the Colorado Oil & Gas Association. transported to us by fossil fuels. So whether it is a Previously, Sarah managed COGA’s local regulatory wind turbine or an oil and gas well – consider how and community outreach efforts throughout fortunate we are to have the luxury to dislike our Colorado. Born energy production. and raised in Baton Worldwide, fossil fuels provide 80-85% of our Rouge, prior to energy, and have done so throughout the industrial COGA, she handled era. We are now a world of seven billion people, c o m m u n i c a t i o n s outreach moving quickly to a few billion more, with 90% and within the Louisiana of that growth occurring in the third world. The middle class will be coming out of poverty, and Governor’s Office, that will transform the need for energy around including assisting the world. At this very moment, 1.4B people do with the Deepwater not have access to energy. Let this be a new lens Horizon oil spill response efforts. through which to view the fracking debate. She received her Alas, I digress. So what are our lessons learned? bachelor’s degree First, are fossil fuel companies perfect, blameless, from the University saviors of the free world? Not at all. We must of Colorado, Boulder.

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Millennials & Agriculture TEXT David Daley, PhD, California State University, Chico

Millennials just don’t get it. They are self-absorbed, won’t work hard and are more committed to having a good time then helping the company succeed... Or are they?

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he generation gap continues. It seems to be standard practice among the 40+ crowd to say, “Millennials just don’t get it. They are self-absorbed, won’t work hard and are more committed to having a good time than helping the company succeed." No one can agree on an exact definition of millennials, but generally concede that it was someone who was born post-1980 and came into adulthood in the 2000’s, think people from their mid 20s to early 30s if you need a reference point.

I have been fortunate to work with this age group on a regular basis, both in my role as Dean of Agriculture at California State University, Chico, and as 1st Vice-President of California Cattlemen. There are a lot of young people as staff and faculty at the University, and the majority of the “staffers” in Sacramento (State Capitol of California),including our incredibly talented staff at California Cattlemen’s Association, that are of this generation.

their generation and the one’s that came before, but that should be expected. Collectively, millennials tend to have more formal education, are exceptionally creative, tech savvy, and willing to think out of the box. They are less fearful of change, quicker to act, and instantly connected in this age of communication and we need their energy, commitment, intellect and passion more than ever before.

The model is definitely different than “old I don’t like generalizations because people school” where the “boss was always right”. are clearly variable, but for those who So are millennials different and how does sell millennials short, not so fast. I won’t No justification and explanation were ever needed in this military style chain of suggest there is not a difference between that impact agriculture? command, “Do what I say, and you don’t need to know why.” Frankly, millennials don’t excel in that type of workplace. To be honest, I am not sure that was ever the “best” model—it was just the one we knew. And then we wonder why there is turnover. Millennials are interested in knowing why they are being asked to do something. What can they contribute? They want their ideas valued. Motivation is the key. If they are motivated and respect you, just get out of their way! They want to do a good job from personal pride, but also because they respect and value you as the manager. Managing millennials requires more flexibility. You want the job done. Do you really want to tell them the exact process, or do you just want results in a timely manner? My generation was raised where telecommuting wasn’t even possible. Now, millennials have smart phones that are literally computers at their fingertips 24/7! 10


“What is happening to our young

“The young people of today

people? They disrespect their elders,

think of nothing but themselves. They

they disobey their parents. They ignore

have no reverence for parents or old age.

the law. They riot in the streets inflamed

They are impatient of all restraint... As for

with wild notions. Their morals are

the girls, they are forward, immodest and

decaying. What is to become of them?”

unladylike in speech, behavior and dress.”

Plato, 4th Century BC

Attributed to Peter the Hermit, AD 12743

"When I was young, we were taught to be discreet & respectful of elders, but the present youth are exceedingly disrespectful and impatient of restraint." Hesiod, 8th century BC

Let them work and produce at a high level, I think how fortunate we are to have so but with less structure than before. much intellect, energy and commitment. Praise and recognition are critical. Not Embrace their talents and watch agriculture gratuitously, if they are doing a poor flourish.  job call them on it. But I am suggesting a compliment can be just as important as a planned bonus. We assume it is just about the money. And that is important. But millennials are as motivated by pride and

They are less fearful of change, quicker to act, and instantly connected in this age of communication and we need their energy, commitment, intellect and passion more than ever before. commitment as they are financially. They want/need to be valued as part of the team. Don’t we all? Agriculture, and the cattle community in particular, should be excited about the wonderfully diverse skills millennials bring to our traditional world. It will not be without mistakes, which is how you gain wisdom, but it will be with passion, and particularly a connectedness that those of us born 20 or 30 years earlier can only imagine. I look at our staff at California Cattlemen, all millennials or close, and www.coloradolivestock.org

Dave Daley currently serves as the interim dean of the College of Agriculture and administrator for the ATRC (University Farm). Dr. Daley has conducted an active, applied research program, receiving the first ARI (Agricultural Research Initiative) grant in 1997. Since that time, he has served as P.I. or co P.I. on over $5 million in grants. Dave’s research interest are varied but have focused primarily on the application of technology to the cattle industry, coupled with a strong emphasis on utilization of alternative feedstuffs. He has conducted a major national study on the utilization of DNA fingerprinting in genetic improvement with industry collaborators like Harris Ranch; significant work on the use of electronic identification (RFID) in national animal identification; leadership in animal disease traceability at the national level; extensive work in the economic impacts of crossbreeding; and a multi-year on-going project with Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. on the utilization of brewery byproducts as a livestock feed. With Sierra Nevada’s collaboration and resources, the research has utilized waste products and closed the loop with the production of a local product (beef) for the Sierra Nevada Taproom and Restaurant. More important to Dr. Daley than the research component with Sierra Nevada has been the involvement and education of undergraduates at the University Farm as a result of this research. More recently, Dr. Daley has become actively involved in animal welfare, conducting research on non-ambulatory cattle, while serving in a leadership role both in California and nationally on improving animal

welfare practices. In addition to his research, Dr. Daley has been very active in campus and community service, being honored as Outstanding Academic Advisor and spending countless years on multiple University-wide committees. Dave was nationally recognized with the continuing service award from the Beef Improvement Federation in 2009, is past-president of Butte County Cattlemen; active in land use issues for the Farm Bureau and cattlemen; technical advisor to other livestock groups, member of the UC Animal Welfare Task Force, and statewide co-chair of the Animal Welfare Task Force for California Cattlemen. He also serves as advisor to the YCA (Young Cattlemen). In 2012, Dave was recognized as Member of the Year by the Butte County Farm Bureau for his contributions to agriculture and received a Lifetime Achievement Award from Research and Sponsored Programs at CSU, Chico.

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The

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is Bright TEXT Interview with Mary Kaft PHOTOS ShadowFax Photography

In the second half of her term as President, Mary Kraft reflects back on the past year and sets goals for the future. However challenging those goals are she believes one thing is certain - adversity gives way to opportunity and our future is bright! CLA: What did you gain from your

experience over the past year as President of the Association?

MARY: It is an honor to work with such intelligent, dedicated and integrity filled people. Each member of our board has contributed unique perspectives about our industry, the markets and consumer perception. I met with many members, traveled to Washington DC to meet with our legislators and toured farms and ranches with both state and U.S. legislators. I attended the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) convention in San Antonio, and attended NCBA’s leadership training in Denver. As a Board we toured the National Renewable Energy Lab in Golden, Dinklage Feedyard in Proctor, we dined with the State Veterinarians, and continued building our relationship 12

with Dr. Tony Frank and Colorado State University. I also learned it takes a large amount of technology to navigate all of the meetings, get alerted when the meetings are, Google any additional information, and use my Dropbox!

CLA: What are you goals and priorities in your second year as President? MARY: CLA has re-located its

offices, launched a whole new program for bringing information to our membership through regional symposiums and specialized workshops, and developed a program for legislators to get firsthand, one-of-a-kind tours of our operations. We are also changing our format for the annual meeting from a traditional 3-day convention, to a 1 day, highly impactful, local

(Loveland) meeting with a gala the evening before to unite our industry and our families. We are working on concepts for taking our image to our state's consumers and voting population, who have the opportunity to use their 98% population to determine how we 2% operate. We have a global population that is currently at 7 billion and rising. It will be 9 billion in only 35 years. The United States has the most abundant protein sources of any country on the planet. We must cultivate a climate that encourages production of high quality feedstuffs, reasonable environment for production, and a market that sustains the growers and processors of those products.


CLA: What do you believe is the Consumers want to be part of the

Associations greatest strength and how can we maximize its use in the future?

MARY: We have several deep strengths!

Diversity among our protein producers brings together knowledge of different markets, business structures and historical events. We have a remarkably high dedication to our industry that other business organizations lack. Our members have true integrity, which serves as a compass for decision making and for consumer confidence. All of these attributes marry togetherbecause in the end, our greatest strength is our membership and who we are. Our greatest opportunity is helping our consumers know our hearts.

CLA: What concerns you most about the future of Colorado livestock production and how can CLA be at the forefront of the issue? MARY: As our society evolves, we have become much more specialized in our jobs and our experience base has broadened. Few consumers have a relationship with farmers to help them understand animal husbandry, the effects of restrictions dictated by government and by Mother Nature, farm and ranch economics, or even the simple saying, “you must plant before you reap�.

"organic" (basic and wholesome) process of growing food, but don't have the space required or the time to gain insight on the ins and outs of producing beef, dairy, lamb or pork. Other contingents would like to see those animal proteins not even produced or consumed. We must interact with our customers, and be proactive in delivering information about our industry and our practices - not reactive to attacks. If we have a great reputation, most people will know when the attack is untrue, or even jaded. CLA and its members must continue to develop those relationships.

CLA: From your perspective as a dairy farmer in Colorado what do you see as the greatest challenge with our state legislature? MARY: Term limits make it challenging to keep all legislators well-informed about our industry. They are shorttimers, generally with a specific agenda that resonated with voters. However they care profoundly about food production and environmental stewardship, though they may not have a complete understanding of our industry. We have an opportunity to spend time with each of them on our farms, ranches, yards and processing facilities to show them how their decisions can and will affect our businesses and our families.

CLA: What do you see as our next steps? MARY: Colorado Livestock Association

is an organization dedicated to serving members through unifying protein producers, building relationships with legislators and regulators, developing workers safety and training programs, and providing educational opportunities for members. We are in a new era of social media, food and social awareness, activism and the continued separation of people from land and food production. We have a great opportunity to advance the knowledge of consumers about where their food comes from and how it was produced. The challenges we face also present opportunities! The Association and its membership are being proactive by sharing our story and developing relationships with key decision makers and regulators. All of these advocacy activities along with education for our membership and their workers will in the end help to improve the environment in which we produce food and fiber, as well as raise families and support our local communities! ď ľ Mary Kraft is the 14th President of CLA and will serve until the Annual Meeting April 14, 2016. Visit Mary's blog at: www.marysdairyfarm.com

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Unified Agricultural Industries Benefit Us All TEXT Don Brown, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture IMAGES Colorado Department of Agriculture

Commissioner of Agriculture, Don Brown, suggests that we begin looking beyond our own fences and help advance our industry on a broader scope.

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have worn many hats during my agricultural career including farmer, rancher, businessman, and bookkeeper. Those are the same roles many of you play in your own operation. We all understand that decisions are often based on what is economically best for our businesses. My vision for the future of agriculture is that we begin looking beyond our own fences and help advance our industry on a broader scope.

understanding of the role agriculture plays in their lives. I firmly believe that one of the most important roles we must play to ensure the continued success of our industry is the role of educator. An increasing number of consumers believe food has always come from a grocery store and fuel from a filling station because, for them, it has.

It is our responsibility to teach today’s consumer about agriculture It isn’t new to us that there is a tremendous disconnect between and the best way to do that is to create a unified message. I today’s consumer and the food on their plate. Generations believe this to mean that, instead of tearing down our agricultural are moving farther away from agriculture along with their competition to create market shares, we must create new markets.

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Instead of highlighting the perceived negatives of our competitor’s market, we should promote the diversity of our food system and the uniqueness of each individual product. The amazing thing about our industry is that we provide the American people the freedom to choose how they feed their families very economically. They can now easily purchase organic, grass-fed, cage-free or conventional food for their dinner table. We provide a myriad of choices that many around the globe don’t have an opportunity to share. Our business and marketing decisions should be based off of the positive attributes that all producers provide to their consumers. I believe that, in the long term, it is in our best interest to stop building ourselves up by denigrating others in our industry. We must promote agriculture as a whole, thus reducing the conflicting messages about food safety, food quality, and nutritional values which create uncertainty in the consumer’s mind. I encourage you to consider every other producer as a partner in our industry and not competition. Today’s shopper desires a diverse diet and there are enough consumers for us all. Don Brown was appointed the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture by Governor John Hickenlooper in January 2015. Brown, a third-generation farmer in Yuma County, has run several successful businesses while spending most of his career managing and growing his family’s extensive farm operations. He has also been active in water conservation, energy development and technology innovation issues within the industry. Don and his wife, Peggy, have three children who continue to call Colorado home. The Brown family farm was homesteaded in 1911 and has been designated as a Centennial Farm. Don’s parents, Cleo and Jennie, were pioneers in pivot irrigation in Yuma County. Don continues that pioneering spirit today through his study of the Ogallala Aquifer and holds two U.S. patents for his fence post systems. Brown is a recipient of the Bill Seward Memorial Award - Lifetime Achievement for Outstanding Cattle Producer and the Yuma Soil Conservation District Outstanding Conservationist. He is active in the National Cattlemen’s Association, Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, National Corn Growers and the Colorado Corn Growers Association and has also served as president of the Yuma County An industry that feeds us is an Cattlemen’s Association. industry worth fighting for! Brown is a former Colorado State President of the Future Farmers of America and participates in various community organizations. Brown graduated with a degree in agriculture from Northeastern Junior College in Sterling, and received a vocational agriculture education degree with honors from Colorado State University. As the commissioner, Brown will lead the department’s daily operations, direct its 300 employees, and oversee the agency’s seven divisions: Animal Health; Brand Inspection; Colorado State Fair; Conservation Services; Inspection and Consumer Services; Markets; and Plant Industry. www.coloradolivestock.org

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Incoming President Nolan Stone TEXT & PHOTOS Nolan Stone & Colorado Foundation for Agriculture

CLA's incoming leader is proud to be a 5th generation Coloradoan & cattlemen. What is your favorite part about being in industry. Food Safety and Animal Welfare are two things that cattlemen will never the cattle business? The people that make up this industry are sacrifice. ď ľ

my favorite part of the cattle business. Being a 5th generation Coloradoan in the cattle business is something I am very proud of and I take very seriously. It is a privilege to be in this business, and I remind myself of this daily. Hopefully I can have a positive impact Why are you a member of CLA and what is on the industry and allow my children the opportunity to continue in this business if your Vision for the Association? they so desire. Most people in the cattle I am a CLA member because it is my business share these same values, which responsibility as a stockman to work make it a very fulfilling endeavor. together with other Coloradoans to protect our natural resources, improve our industry, What message would you like consumers to and preserve opportunities for our children. hear? My vision for CLA is to be a proactive, and The people who raise and feed cattle are respected voice of our industry in the people who hold cattle dear to their heart. It is not a business that you get into for the regulatory and legislative arena. money or the glamour, but rather because of What challenges do you face in the cattle a love for the business. As a consumer too, I industry? feel very comfortable knowing that the beef I view our greatest challenges as regulatory I eat is raised by people who are focused on issues, and lack of labor force. values, principles and the longevity of the

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Nolan is currently serving as the President Elect of CLA and will become the 15th President on April 14th, 2016 at the CLA Annual Meeting in Loveland.

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olan Stone is the incoming President of the Colorado Livestock Association and is the General Manager at JBS Five Rivers Kuner Feedlot in Kersey, CO which is a 90,000 head state of the art cattle feeding operation. Originally from the Southeastern part of the state, Nolan is the 5th generation in his family to be part of the cattle industry in Colorado.

Above: The Stone Family; Nolan & Jodi and their children Shae and Dylan. Right: Dylan and his bucket calves. Left: Shae competing with her steer at the Colorado State Fair.

It is my responsibility as a stockman to work together with other Coloradoans to protect our natural resources, improve our industry, & preserve opportunities for our children.

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History of Kuner Feedlot The Kuner Feedlot was completed in 1974 as a 100,000 head feedyard. Kuner is located on Highway 34, a few miles east of Kersey, Colorado. Kersey, a town with a population of 1,500, is located near Greeley, Colorado, home of the JBS USA headquarters. JBS Five Rivers Kuner Feedlot is a proud member of the Kersey and Weld County community.

near the JBS USA corporate headquarters, the Kuner Feedlot stands as a signature showpiece of the modern cattle feeding industry for customers and industry visitors. From state-of-the-art environmental practices to enhancing cattle comfort, the new and improved Kuner Feedlot is designed to last well in to the future. In addition, Kuner has engaged in a pilot-scale gasifier unit that is designed to efficiently convert manure into power that in turn can operate the steam chests in the flaker mill. The gasifier was a joint effort between JBS Five Rivers and Harsh International of Eaton. While it has been a struggle, we are willing to take measured risks to advance the business, and it does not always work as planned.

Located on the Great Plains of Northern Colorado, the Kuner Feedlot was the third 100,000 head feedyard built and owned by the Monfort family of Greeley. The original Monfort family feedlot, located north of Greeley, was voluntarily phased-out for environmental reasons upon completion of Kuner. In 1966, Monfort pioneered the practice of cooking, rolling and feeding warm grain to cattle. Today, most feedyards process their own corn flakes and other grains to Kuner was built by Monfort of Colorado enhance digestibility, palatability and the and has carried the names of ConAgra more efficient use of grain fed to cattle. Cattle Feeding Company, MF Cattle Feeding In 2011, after three years of construction Company and Five Rivers Ranch Cattle and $18 million dollars of investment, the Feeding. In 2008, Kuner joined the JBS USA JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding Kuner Feedlot family. In 2013, the Kuner feedlot won the was transformed into the most state-of-the- award for Progressive Feedlot of the Year art cattle feedyard in the industry. Located from Certified Angus Beef. ď ľ

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Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders TEXT & PHOTOS National Cattlemen's Beef Association

Northern Colorado cattle feeder, Andrew Mertens, attends the Young Cattlemen's Conference in Washington D.C.

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ver 50 cattle producers from across the country and across the industry participate each year in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Young Cattlemen’s Conference. Each year CLA sponsors a member of the Association to participate in this great learning and networking opportunity. In 2015 CLA sponsored Andrew Mertens from Wickstrom Feedyard. The aim of the NCBA’s YCC program is to give these young leaders an understanding

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of all aspects of the beef industry from grass to plate, and showcase issues management, research, education and marketing. The 2015 conference began in Colorado, where the group got an inside look at many of the issues affecting the beef industry and the work being done on both the state and national level to address these issues on behalf of our membership. While in Denver, CattleFax provided a comprehensive overview of the current cattle market and emerging trends. At

Safeway, the participants received a firsthand account of the retail perspective of the beef business and then toured the JBS Five Rivers’ Kuner feedyard, one of the largest in the nation, and the JBS Greeley packing and processing plant. “The young cattlemen’s conference was designed to develop young leaders and give them the knowledge and tools they need to lead this ever-changing industry. After completing YCC I can say it serves its purpose very well. After spending the day

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on Capitol Hill I have a renewed faith in Congress, we as cattlemen have a huge amount of support within our government. We must keep working to tell our story to maintain that support,” stated Mertens. From Denver, the group traveled to Chicago where they were able to visit the Chicago Board of Trade, learning about riskmanagement and mitigation tools available to the cattle industry. In Chicago, they also visited McDonald’s Campus and OSI, one of the nation’s premiere beef patty producers. After the brief stop in Chicago, the group concluded their trip in Washington D.C. for an issue briefing on current policy priorities; including trade and Country-of-Origin Labeling and ample opportunity to visit with their congressional representatives. “Ultimately, our goal has been to provide the consumer with an affordable, great tasting, safe, and nutritious product, but it may take way more than that to sell our product in the future. Today the consumer is wanting to know where that steak they bought was raised, and was it raised sustainably. YCC was truly and amazing experience and I want to thank Colorado Livestock Association for making this happen.” With the beef industry changing rapidly, identifying and educating leaders has never been so important. As a grassroots trade association representing the beef industry the NCBA is proud to play a role in that process and its future success. Over 1,000 cattlemen and women have graduated from the YCC program since its inception in 1980. Many of these alumni have gone to serve in state and national committees, councils and boards. YCC is the cornerstone of leadership training in the cattle industry. 

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ndrew Mertens of New Raymer, CO has been involved in the agriculture industry all of his life. He grew up on his family’s progressive dryland farm and stocker cattle operation in northeastern Colorado. The operation consists of raising dryland wheat, corn, and proso millet. In addition to crop production the operation buys light weight calves in the fall, backgrounds them during the winter, turns them out on grass in the late spring and summer, and then markets these cattle as yearlings in the fall. After graduating from high school Andrew, along with his brother Cole, began growing their own farming and stocker cattle operation in addition to the family’s operation. Along with Andrew’s business, he began working with his wife’s family operation in early 2010. Over the past several years he has become heavily involved in the Wickstrom Feedyard and farming operation. The Wickstrom operation is a very progressive dryland farm and cattle feeding operation that is located near Orchard, CO which is in the same area where Andrew grew up. The operation sources most of their cattle through local auction barns, video auctions, and directly from local ranches. The operation sorts these calves by size and quality throughout the feeding period for marketing purposes. It also manages cost of gain through feeding local co-products and grazing forages on ranches near the feedlot. The cattle are all walked to and from these pastures with little to no freight cost. The operation finishes all the cattle and markets them to local packing plants. In addition the feedlot custom feeds cattle that participate in the Meyer Natural Angus Program. Andrew works with his father in law Cary, and his wife’s uncle, Todd, and three other full time employees. Andrews’s role includes general day to day management, feedlot health, cattle procurement, a portion of the marketing, and a plethora of other responsibilities within the farming side of the operation. In their free time Andrew and his wife Leigha enjoy traveling, spending time with family, and spoiling their nieces and nephews.

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Producers Stepping Up TEXT William Faulkner, PhD, Texas A & M University PHOTO Jessica Lemmel

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LA has been a leader in the effort to address nitrogen deposition in Rocky Mountain National Park (RMNP) since 2006, when the National Park Service, EPA, and the Colorado Department of Public Health and the Environment largely pointed the finger at agriculture for increased nitrogen loads in the Park. Since that time, CLA has worked cooperatively with these and other agencies to understand the nitrogen contributions that Colorado agriculture may make to the Park as well as the roll of other sources, both inside and outside of the state, in the changes that have been observed at RMNP. As part of our efforts, CLA has sought to identify means of reducing nitrogen deposition

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while giving agricultural producers the flexibility they need to profitably manage their operations. In 2013, CLA began an effort to develop a weather-based warning system to reduce agriculture’s contributions to nitrogen deposition in the park. A pilot system was launched April 1, 2014 and is being tested to determine its effectiveness. To date, 76 individuals receive warnings from the Early Warning System, including personnel from beef, milk, swine, poultry, and crop production systems as well as composters and a biosolids applicator. One of these individuals that has been participating from the beginning is CLA member Farrel

Crowder owner of Humalfa, an organic fertilizer company located in Iliff, Colorado. CLA: What motivated you to participate in the pilot early warning system? Farrel: I participated to learn more about the issue and because of the nature of composting, to see if we would help find a solution. CLA: What actions (or suite of actions) might you change when you receive a warning of a coming upslope event? Farrel: I would wait the two or three days before turning any product. CLA: How much time does it take you to respond to a warning?

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Farrel: This may sound too simple, but I make one phone call to the man running my turner and tell him to hold off until whatever date it was “OK” to go again. CLA: How much has participation affected your day-to-day operations? Farrel: None, as we always have other jobs around a compost yard to do so it gives us time to do them.

the warning system will allow producers to be better neighbors and better stewards of Colorado’s land and water resources while providing desired management flexibility. We believe that the warning system offers the most desirable solution for agriculture to reduce its impact on the park, but it is critical that CLA have sufficient

participation in the pilot warning system to determine if such a system may truly reduce deposition in the park or whether resources should be directed towards other potential solutions. To learn more or sign up to participate, visit www.rmwarningsystem.com 

CLA: In your opinion, has the number of warnings issued been appropriate? Too many? Too few? Farrel: It certainly hasn't been too many to create a problem getting product turned and ready for market. CLA: How has participation affected your bottom line? Farrel: None CLA: Do you think participation in the system could be a potential marketing tool for you? Farrel: Possibly, if we put the word out. Anytime Humalfa can be recognized as a good steward and being proactive in these upslope events is positive for us and I think it might help some people decide to use our products. CLA: If the warning system becomes permanent, do you foresee continuing your participation?

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Proud to be a CSU Ram! TEXT Kevin Pond, CSU Animal Science Department Head IMAGES CSU Animal Sciences

It's a very exciting time to be at Colorado State University as a student, as an alumnus, as a friend, or as a faculty member.

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e are very excited that for the second fall in a row the department of Animal Sciences had record enrollment with over 300 new students! The students in the department are attracted to Colorado State University from all over the state and represent 43 additional states across the nation. The major growth has occurred in out-of-state students and there are now more outof-state students than residents in the department. The percentage of female students continues to rise and now represents over 70% of our department. To help meet our needs in teaching, research and extension, three new faculty members have joined our department: Drs. Pablo Pinedo specializing in dairy systems, Stephen Coleman specializing in equine genetics, and Jennifer Martin specializing in food safety and meat science. We are also in the process of hiring a new Beef

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Cattle Extension Specialist and a new Beef Cattle Systems Specialist. The department has now moved into the completely renovated facilities of the Animal Sciences building. The beautiful and very functional facilities now match the high quality of our students and faculty. Thanks to many of our alumni and friends who donated funds to help make the renovation a reality. Now our attention moves to raising funds for the Gary and Kay Smith Global Food Innovation Center which will be attached to the building and extend into the parking lot. This center will include a new meat science laboratory with slaughter facilities, a teaching arena, classrooms, a culinary center, a ready-toeat development center and a retail store. Replacing the Livestock Pavilion with the new arena will be first priority to meet our teaching needs. A new Chemistry building will be built on the current Livestock

Pavilion site and this fall will be our last use of the facilities that have served us since the 1950's. We are also in the middle of developing the Temple Grandin Equine Center specializing in teaching and research related to equine assisted activities and therapies. It's a very exciting time to be at Colorado State University as a student, as an alumnus, as a friend, or as a faculty member. Come visit us when you have a chance and experience the excitement firsthand. ď ľ

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A Trip to the Farm

TEXT & PHOTOS Jessica Lemmel

CLA members provide Colorado state legislators with opportunities to learn firsthand about livestock production in Colorado.

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ith education and experience yields true understanding. CLA has been working to provide farm tours to our state legislators in hopes that with exposure to our industry we can build lasting relationships with those in our state legislature. “With the continual decrease of rural representation at the legislature we have an ongoing educational process for our urban legislators. This is why these farm tours are so important to show firsthand how we produce food and give them an “on-the-ground” experience,” Steve Holdren, CLA's Lobbyist said. “We really appreciate our members who allow us to come on to their operations and spend time with our legislators. It is so important to the educational process that we are trying to accomplish.” The representatives toured JBS Kuner Feedyard in Kersey a cattle feeding operation managed by incoming CLA President, Nolan Stone. Nolan explained the day to day operations on the yard from the reasons behind steam flaking corn to the importance of water on a feedyard. Following the tour of Kuner the representatives were given the opportunity to tour large scale dairy farms Representative Ginal traveled to Empire Dairy in Wiggins where CLA member Norm Dinis showed the group the 24-7 operation of providing milk to the consumer. As the tour group was preparing to leave Empire Dairy, Representative Joann Ginal thanked the group saying, "This was one of the most educational things I have done all summer." Representative Jeni Ardnt was given a tour of Quail Ridge Dairy by owner and CLA President, Mary Kraft. During the tour Representative Arndt said, “Just because you don’t know about it doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist,” referring to the remarkable job that livestock producers do to preserve natural resources and protect the environment. CLA would like to thank Representative Ardnt and Representative Ginal for taking the time to learn about how their food gets to their dinner table, as well as the CLA members who took time out of their busy schedules to open up their “barn doors” to our legislators. 

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About Representative Joann Ginal, House District 52

About Representative Jeni Arndt, House District 53

Fort Collins has been home since I was three weeks old. When I was away— A bio-scientist, healthcare professional, leader and longtime Fort Collins resident, Dr. Joann Ginal represents House District 52, which includes in college, in the Peace Corps, in graduate school, living and working in eastern and central Fort Collins and parts of unincorporated Larimer Mozambique, Africa—I always considered Fort Collins my home. When the opportunity arose to live anywhere, my husband, Channing, and I County. enthusiastically returned to Fort Collins with our three children. We live three Rep. Ginal was raised in a working-class family. Her father was a police blocks from where I grew up. officer for over 25 years in her hometown of Manchester, New Hampshire. Her mother stayed at home, raised three children, and was a dedicated After attending Moore Elementary, Blevins Junior High School, and graduating community volunteer. Her parents taught her the values of honesty, hard from Poudre High School, I earned an undergraduate degree in Sociology at Colorado College. Soon afterwards I earned an MA in Geography from the work, and the importance of giving back. University of Colorado followed by an MA in Special Education from Purdue She earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of University in Indiana. I earned a Ph.D. in Literacy from Purdue, and currently New Hampshire, a Master of Science degree in zoology from Iowa State I am midway through an MBA at Colorado State University. I’m a strong University and a Doctorate (Ph.D.) in reproductive endocrinology from the advocate for education and literacy. College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences at Colorado State University. She held a position as a professor of biology at Florida Institute Over time—through schooling, work and volunteering—I have gained of Technology and other teaching positions at Iowa State University knowledge and experience leading to insights I hope to share by contributing to the welfare of my community. My work experience includes: Congressional before entering into the pharmaceutical and healthcare industry. Rep. Ginal has worked in the biological and medical fields for more than intern, ESL teacher, Peace Corps volunteer, secondary special education 20 years as a scientist with a focus in pharmacology, in research and most teacher, middle school principal, International Baccalaureate Coordinator, recently as a medical liaison in medical affairs for various pharmaceutical university faculty member and department head. I have served on school companies. The health of our communities and individuals is one of her boards in Indiana and in Mozambique. I serve on the Board of Examiners for the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education. Public top priorities. education is one of the critical issues we face in House District 53. In the She has been an active member of the Fort Collins community, serving Seventieth Colorado General Assembly I serve on the House Agriculture, a total of sixteen years on two different City of Fort Collins Boards and Livestock & Natural Resources Committee ; House Business Affairs and Labor Commissions; the Commission on the Status of Women and the Human Committee; and the House Local Government Committee. In addition I have Relations Commission. Previously Rep. Ginal was a biologist guide on ecobeen appointed to serve on the Water Resources Review Committee and the tour trips down the Amazon River, through Peru, Colombia and Brazil; Colorado Commission of Higher Education in an advisory capacity. as well as leading African photo safaris in Kenya and Tanzania. She is a master naturalist for the City of Fort Collins, and cares deeply about preserving the special places that make Colorado a nationally recognized place to raise a family, retire, buy a home, start a business or receive an excellent education. The environment we all share is a very important priority for Rep. Ginal. Rep. Ginal is dedicated to helping Colorado families get the best healthcare choices, good-paying jobs and improve Colorado’s economy through investments in renewable energy, biotech, aerospace and information technology. She understands that a good public education system is a vital component of a strong economy. In her spare time, Rep. Ginal loves being outdoors. She enjoys back country hiking in Colorado, Utah and Arizona. One of her favorite things to do is slot canyoneering. She has trekked for many weeks at a time in Africa, the Middle East, Europe, Asia and South America. She skis and snow shoes in the winter, and likes to ride her motorcycle in the summer. Her best friend “Alex” is a rescue dog from the Larimer County Humane Society.

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Colorado BQA Coordinator Connects Research and Industry TEXT Jason Kosovski IMAGE Colorado State University

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t a time when food safety and quality issues continue to make national and international headlines, Colorado State University is solidifying its partnership with the beef industry by hiring a full-time Colorado Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator. Libby Bigler, a 2011 CSU graduate with degrees in animal science, journalism and technical communication, began her position as coordinator on September 1, 2015. “As coordinator, I play a critical role in assisting beef producers throughout the state in building consumer confidence in Colorado beef through training and certification,” said Bigler. The Beef Quality Assurance program allows beef producers to feel confident in opening their doors to the public and to consumers because BQA certification gives them the tools to raise their cattle under optimum management and environmental conditions. It gives producers an opportunity to show the public that they have taken steps to not only keep their livestock comfortable and healthy, but also to ensure that they are consistently producing a safe, wholesome

and high quality beef product that “It is important that we have someone consumers can have confidence in. coordinating the Colorado BQA program on State organizations including; Colorado a full-time basis to assist Colorado’s beef Livestock Association, Colorado Cattlemen’s producers in taking proactive approach to Association, Colorado Beef Council, building and/or growing demand for their Colorado State University Extension, product,” said Kevin Pond, head of the Colorado Department of Agriculture and Department of Animal Sciences. Colorado Veterinary Medical Association are all important players in the mission A Colorado native, Bigler participated on of Colorado’s Beef Quality Assurance the Northwest College Livestock Judging program. These stakeholders represent Team before coming to CSU and was a a large majority of the state’s beef cattle member of CSU’s Livestock Judging Team producers and are extremely influential and served as president of CSU Block and in the industry. The Colorado BQA utilizes Bridle. She also worked for the American the expertise of these organizations and Brahman Breeder’s Association in Houston, their representatives to chart a course Texas as the director of communications and for developing and implementing a youth activities and as manager of member comprehensive Beef Quality Assurance program to meet specific needs of cattle and affiliate services with the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association.  producers in Colorado. The Colorado BQA program coordinator For further information on BQA, please position has been jointly funded by Colorado contact Libby at: (970) 491-BEEF (2333) or beef producers through the $1-per-head email her at libby.bigler@colostate.edu. beef checkoff via the Colorado Beef Council Be sure to "Like" us on Facebook! and the Department of Animal Sciences at www.facebook.com/bqacolorado Colorado State University for over a decade.

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Updates from Washington D.C. NCBA goes to bat for the livestock industry on Capitol Hill as the stakes continue to rise. TEXT Colin Woodall, Vice President of Government Affairs IMAGE National Cattlemen's Beef Association

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s Congress reconvenes this fall, much is at stake for the country, but especially for the cattle industry. Time for action, however, is limited because Washington will turn its full attention to the 2016 Presidential election in January as we head into the Iowa caucuses and the early primaries which will help narrow down the field of candidates on both sides. History shows that once campaigns are in full swing, Congress is not likely to pass any major legislation. With that in mind, we only have the rest of 2015 to move legislation to help our industry. There are several pieces of legislation we need to move this fall. Our first priority is to find a way to stop EPA’s Waters of the United States (WOTUS) rule. Even though the courts continue to argue the underlying rule, Congress can step in and stop it. We are using the leaked U.S. Army Corps of Engineers emails and EPA’s pushback against the original injunction as examples of how this rule is more about an activist agenda than it is about water quality. By pursuing action through both the legislative and judicial branches, we are optimistic at our chances of stopping EPA in their tracks. Trade will be another priority as we get closer to retaliatory tariffs being placed on our beef by Canada and Mexico due to COOL. While the World Trade Organization (WTO) has already granted the right for these two countries to retaliate, it is currently working to approve the monetary value of that retaliation. Canada and Mexico have asked to retaliate against almost $3 billion in U.S. goods. The economic impact will be traumatic to the U.S. economy, but we will also hurt our relationship with two of our top export markets. It may take years to recover from 32

retaliation, not to mention the signal it sends to other trading partners that the U.S. does not abide by the WTO guidelines that we have agreed to. That could have an impact on future trade deals. When it comes to future trade deals, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is top of mind. The twelve countries involved are close to a deal, and the beef provisions are looking favorable. For U.S. cattle producers, reduced tariff access to Japan is our goal. Japan is currently our top export market, but they have a 38.5% tariff on our beef. Imagine the value we will capture once we take that tariff down. Much like the other issues, time is of the essence. Once the deal is agreed to, it is opened for a 60 day review. After that, both the House of Representatives and the Senate have to pass the agreement. Trade deals make great political fodder, so if this becomes a campaign issue, it will be hard to pass it. Passage of TPP will also help us continue the pressure on China to reopen its market to our product. As the end of the year approaches, we also find ourselves with no action by Congress on the tax extenders. Much like last year, programs such as bonus depreciation and Section 179 expensing have expired. Congress had hopes of a full overhaul of the tax code, but that didn’t materialize. Now we are caught in the same scenario of not being able to make management decisions because we don’t know what the tax liability will be. While we need these tax programs extended as soon as possible, we are concerned that Congress will wait until the end of the year before they act. With 2016 and the last year of the Obama Administration on the horizon, we know that he is looking at his legacy and his list of

unfinished business. Much of that business involves environmental regulations and restrictions on the use of production tools such as antibiotics. While Congress won’t pass much legislation next year, we expect a string of new rules and regulations from all of the executive departments. NCBA will spend a tremendous amount of time and effort commenting on these rules and potentially filing more lawsuits against the government. While we don’t have any specific rules to mention yet, we would be foolish to think that we won’t be impacted. The future impact of the government on our industry is closely tied to the 2016 campaign and elections. While it is too early to make the call on the Presidential candidates, it’s not too early to realize that the Senate could easily flip back to Democrat control. The Republicans only hold a four seat majority, and many of those members were ushered in during the first Obama mid-term election. Several of those seats were in traditionally Democrat states and the Republicans will have to fight hard to hold them. Of the 100 seats in the Senate, 34 are up for election this cycle with 24 seats currently held by Republicans and 10 held by Democrats. This is almost the opposite of the dynamic we saw during the 2014 election season. This means that the control of the White House and the Senate is anybody’s guess. While we expect the House of Representatives to remain under Republican control, the uncertainty of the other two leaves us concerned about the future fights to keep government out of our business. While NCBA works with both parties, our fights get harder when control of Congress is split. Watch your local races closely and make sure you register and exercise your right to vote!  Colorado Livestock Association


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he Top Choice Award is given periodically by the Colorado Livestock Association to those individuals who have demonstrated through their words and their actions a commitment to the betterment of livestock agriculture here in Colorado. Past honorees have come from all walks of life, but the common denominator has been that they have all embodied a deep rooted belief in the importance of agriculture to the future of this state, this country and the world. This year’s recipient shares that same quality, but is also a person of courage and determination who is not afraid to make the tough decisions. Previous winners include U.S. Senator Ben “Nighthorse Campbell, Dr. Temple Gandin, Environmental Ag Program Director Phyllis Woodford, industry giants W.D. Farr, Kenneth Monfort and Tom Camerlo, CLA Past Presidents Marshall Frasier and Bill Wailes, Colorado Commissioners’ of Agriculture Don Ament and John Stulp, Colorado State University professors Dr. John Matsushima, Dr. Gary Smith and Dr. Daryl Tatum, and our friends in the media such as Mr. “higher, higher” himself, Evan Slack. This is only a partial list of the many deserving individuals who have received this prestigious award. Colorado Livestock Association’s Top Choice honoree will become part of a very exclusive fraternity and we have no reservations that this individual is most worthy of inclusion in such an esteemed group.

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The 2015 CLA Top Choice honoree is Dr. Tony Frank, President of Colorado State University. Dr. Frank’s contributions to Colorado’s ag industry are countless. His dedication to livestock producers is demonstrated in a strong working relationship between education and our association. He has brought to life the mission of CSU, which was inspired by its land-grant heritage. Under our honoree's direction, CSU is committed to excellence, setting the standard for public research universities in teaching, research, service and extension for the benefit of the citizens of Colorado, The United States, and the world.

He has served on the editorial board of Toxicologic Pathology, and as a member of the Colorado Climate Action Panel. Both the Colorado and Illinois 4-H organizations have inducted him into their Halls of Fame. He has received many honors in his field of education administration, and was named Fort Collins Board of Realtors Citizen of the Year. Thank you Dr. Frank for your commitment to our industry! 

Dr. Frank has instituted the President's Advisory Council utilizing the agriculture community. This venue allows for candid feedback and strategic advancement. CSU is committed to bringing agriculture to the masses, and Tony's leadership in the National Western Campus; using experiential learning and research, will ensure that the importance of agriculture production will be communicated and embraced. In addition to the previously mentioned contributions, he has actively participated in local and national service and professional organizations throughout his career, such as; the Association of Public & Land Grant Universities Commission International Initiatives, the board of the Food Bank of Larimer County, and he was appointed to the Deemed Export Advisory Council by the U.S. Department of Commerce. Colorado Livestock Association


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ver 400 attendees traveled to Steamboat Springs, CO to the 2015 Protein Producer Summit to hear informative and thoughtprovoking presentations from experts across several industries, and to mingle with some of the most influential livestock producers in the state of Colorado. The conference featured one of the largest trade shows in the state of Colorado with over 50 vendors. Attendees not only included CLA members and Colorado Cattlemen's Association members, but also Colorado CattleWomen, members of the Junior Colorado Cattlemen’s Association, CLA Future Livestock Leaders, Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust and many industry and agency representatives. Innovation was the focus for this year’s meeting. Tuesday morning began with our keynote speaker session, featuring Doug Daniels, the head of Google’s Cloud Platform business. Doug is responsible for overall development, growth and execution of the Cloud business. Dr. Tony Frank, President of Colorado State University and Michelle Hadwiger, Office of Economic Development and International Trade presented on the role of innovation in their respective sectors. Following the morning session, the Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, Don Brown, joined us as a guest speaker for lunch. The afternoon featured a fast-paced competition between three innovators, modeled after the popular reality TV show ‘Shark Tank’. Competitors proposed their ideas to the audience and competed to win the favor of the ‘Sharks,’ our Associations’ leadership, in a high-energy setting where the audience had the opportunity to see first-hand some of the latest technologies being developed for the agriculture industry. Shari Westerfeld, with the ENOUGH Movement, addressed the issue of feeding 9 billion people using innovative solutions to ensure we can provide enough food for our growing population. The afternoon wrapped up with a Social Media Training where attendees learned how to effectively use Facebook, Twitter and a ranch blog to join the conversation about food production and to tell their ag story! Mt. Werner lodge was the scenic destination for the reception and banquet where livestock producers and industry folks had the opportunity to see old friends and meet new ones. At the end of the evening guests enjoyed a breathtaking Gondola ride down the mountain. On behalf of the represented organizations, 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, and we are truly grateful for their support.

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Top Left: The Johnson family was awarded the 2015 Leopold Conservation Award. Top Right: Dr. John Matsushima attended his 60th straight CLA Convention this year. Middle Left: Kristin Tucker with Western Dairy Association gave an update on checkoff activities. Middle Right: The Keynote Speaker Panel answers questions from the audience during the morning session. Bottom Left: CLA President Mary Kraft addresses the audience at the Joint Lunch. Bottom Right: Justin and Julie Miller enjoy the view of Yampa Valley from the top of Mount Werner. www.coloradolivestock.org

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Top Left: John Hinners, U.S. Meat Export Federation accepts a check for $13,500 from Colorado Corn Grower's CEO, Mark Sponsler. Top Right: Dr. Alex Turner, DVM and Dr. Keith Roehr, DVM, State Veterinarian enjoy the social. Middle Left: Mike Flesher, American Ag Credit, and Bill McKee catch up and enjoy the reception before the banquet. Middle Right: A beautiful view of the Yampa Valley in Steamboat Springs. Bottom Left: CCA and CLA staff discuss strategy at the registration desk. Bottom Right: Kenny and Jody Rogers owners of Wagon Wheel Ranch enjoy the sunset view on top of Mount Werner at the Tuesday evening banquet. 44

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Top Left: Dr. Kevin Pond, CSU Animal Sciences Department Head and Willie Altenburg owner of Altenburg Super Baldy Ranch enjoy the trade show at the Annual Convention. Top Right: Members discuss the latest in the industry on the deck of the reception. Middle Left: Convention attendees enjoy the reception after the light rainfall. Middle Right: Tami Arnold with the Colorado Beef Council gives an update on the activities of the Beef Checkoff in promoting and educating consumers. Bottom Left: Don Brown, Colorado Commissioner of Agriculture, was the guest speaker at the joint luncheon on Tuesday. Bottom Right: Bill Hammerich presents the CLA Top Choice Award to Dr. Tony Frank, President of Colorado State University. www.coloradolivestock.org

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To answer “What’s in it for you?” contact our office and we will be glad to answer your questions or make an appointment to come and visit your place of business or operation. (970)378-0500. 

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How does this benefit you as a member? That is the million dollar question. Each and every individual has a different need or reason for becoming a member. Our ‘boots on the ground’ approach has served the Association well in remaining one of the elite organizations when issues threaten the livestock industry in Colorado. In order to better serve the members of the Association we have developed an action plan based on the Strategic Plan. Please take a look at the following pages to see where your Association is heading!

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CLA offers numerous opportunities to become involved, including; regional meetings, council meetings, issue specific interest groups, task forces and the future livestock leaders. CLA’s focus is simple, but strong: working to strengthen and unite animal agriculture in Colorado for future generations.

regulation

Our Association is 60 years old this year! Like all of us it has gone through many changes over the years but has held constant on being a member-driven organization. When I visit with potential members the question, “what’s in it for me?” is often their first concern, the answers I give may be the turning point on their decision to become a member. Often times I explain the features of the organization, but the benefits of what CLA does for the industry are truly the most important.

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Serving as the proactive unified voice of Colorado’s livestock industry, by:

Strategically deploying CLA resources, by:

• Encouraging member engagement in the regulatory & legislative process. • Seek new allies & maintaining existing collaborative relationships • Maintain a strong lobby in the state legislature. • Developing & enhancing relationships with local, state & federal regulatory agencies. • Identifying current issues of importance to the livestock industry. • Cultivating media relations. • Maintaining a readiness to respond to crisis. • Growing & strategically deploying CLA’s Industry Preservation Fund. • Demonstrating value to members regarding advocacy efforts & achievements.

• Aligning talents & skills of experts & consultants with the strategic priorities of the Association. • Maintaining financial integrity & stewardship. • Utilizing technology to maximize efficiency in management & governance. • Maximizing use of member leaders on Board & committees/councils. • Develop & maintain a comprehensive succession plan for CLA’s leadership. • Membership maintenance. • Recruitment of future members.

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Preserving opportunities for future generations with the highest integrity, by: • Maintaining production practices that are economically viable. • Maintaining production practices that are ecologically sound. • Supporting activities that are socially responsible.

Positioned as the trusted livestock authority, by: • Developing & educating members & leaders. • Focusing on workforce development & growth through livestock care, employee education, and safety training. • Being the leader on emerging issues that affect the livestock industry.

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The Board & Officer team function as follows: • Nine elected directors serve 3-year terms. • The officer team consists of the President, President-Elect, Immediate Past-President, & Treasurer. • The Treasurer is an elected position on the Board of Directors for a 1-year term • The President & President-elect are elected to two year terms. Member Participation Opportunities: • Species Councils will have less responsibility for managing the Association & 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 & temporary Task Forces will serve the Association in action & representation on issues. • The Board & Officers are elected by a vote of the membership. The Association is 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 & Interest Groups.

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Officers Mary Kraft, President Badger Creek Farm and Quail Ridge Dairy Fort Morgan, CO Family: Husband, Chris; daughter, Jordan; son, Stratton and his wife 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!

Nolan Stone President-Elect

Mark Frasier Immediate Past President

JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC Kuner Feedyard General Manager Family: Wife Jodi, Daughter Shae, Son Dylan

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

I am a CLA member because it is my responsibility as a stockmen to work together with other Coloradoans to protect our natural resources, improve our industry, and preserve opportunities for our children. My vision for CLA is to be a proactive, and respected voice of our industry in the Regulatory and Legislative arena.

Tom Wernsman Treasurer

Bill Hammerich Secretary & CEO

Wernsman Feeders Owner Family:Wife, Kay 3 sons Josh, Jonah, Nick, daughter Noelle

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.

I am a CLA member because they are the animal industry's united voice in Colorado with regard to legislation, regulatory, and information for all of animal agriculture.

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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.

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 to build consensus that is derived from a variety of opinions and thoughts. Colorado Livestock Association


Board of Directors

Ben Elliott

Elliott Cattle Company Platteville, CO

Trevor Tuell Tuelland, Inc. Yuma, CO

Toby Johnson Collins Ranch Kit Carson, CO

Dave Amundson Midwest Farms, LLC Burlington, CO

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Grant Bledsoe

Bledose Cattle Company Wray, CO

Justin Miller

JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC Lamar, CO

Jon Slutsky

La Luna Dairy Wellington, CO

Luke Larson

Ordway Feedyard Ordway, CO

Dwain Weinrich Smithfield Yuma, CO

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Councils Shawn Te Velde Dairy Council Chair

Judd Butler Feeder Council Chair

TV Dairy Owner Fort Lupton, CO

JBS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, LLC - Gilcrest Feedlot Manager Gilcrest, 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.

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 and the Feeder Council is to build sustainability in the traceability program and learn how it can benefit the cattleman of Colorado.

Jim Day Producer Council Chair

Brett Rutledge Swine Council Chair

Apishapa Ranch, LLC Manager Fowler, CO

Triple R Farms, LLC Owner Yuma, CO

Family: Wife Rexella, 3 daughters, Jenna (10), Kacie (5) and Rylee (3) and a son Ryan (8)

Family: Wife, Kristianna, and sons Forest (11), and Miles (9)

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.

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Family: Wife, Daina; daughters, Tori, Tyler; son, Holton

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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Joe Nerud Industry Partner Council Chair DATAMARS / Temple Tag / Z-Tag Regional Sales Manager Family: My wife Mary and our children Wyatt and Emily. In the cattle industry I have worked with feeders, cow/calf operators and dairy producers to promote animal identification with better ways to manage and market cattle through individual identification. I am immersed in the day to day operations of the cattle feeding and cow/calf business, and have experienced first-hand the dedication to agriculture of the Colorado cattle producer. CLA has always been on the forefront of supporting our industry and youth, recognizing early on that being open to change is how to grow the animal agriculture business in Colorado. I am happy to be a part of the industry. My vision for CLA is to continue the long standing leadership role in legislature. And to be the strong voice for the Colorado cattle producer and support the young cattle producers of Colorado.

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.

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Administrative Coordinator

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accountants Genske, Mulder & Company, LLP

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KCoe Isom, LLP

Ranking nationally as a Top 100 accounting and consulting firm, we provide services to clients across the nation from our offices in Kansas and Colorado, offering a hands on approach to business. Dusty Marquardt 6125 Sky Pond Drive Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 685-3500 Fax: (970) 663-0223 www.kcoe.com

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Landscape material sales / Animal bedding Adam Smith PO Box 205 Fort Lupton, CO 80621 (303) 857-0763 Fax: (303) 535-5750 asmith@renewablefiber.com www.renewablefiber.com

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Animal disease diagnostic services and disease surveillance including bacteriology, virology, parasitology, chemistry/toxicology and pathology services for all species including cattle (beef and dairy), horses, sheep, goats, swine, and poultry. Consultation also provided.

Dr. Barbara Powers 300 West Drake Ft Collins, CO 80525 (970) 297-1281 Fax: (970) 297-0320 barb.powers@colostate.edu www.dlab.colostate.edu/ Dr. Charlie Davis 300 West Drake Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 297-0370 Fax: (970) 297-0320 charlie.davis@colostate.edu www.dlab.colostate.edu Dr. Don Kitchen 300 West Drake Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 243-0673 Fax: (970) 297-0320 don.ktichen@colostate.edu www.dlab.colostate.edu Dr. Gene Niles 300 West Drake Fort Collins, CO 80525 (719) 254-6382 Fax: (970) 297-0320 gene.niles@colostate.edu www.dlab.colostate.edu

The Dairy Authority, LLC Greg Goodell 8215 West 20th Street Unit A Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 351-8102 Cell:(970) 539-5117 Fax: (970) 351-8134 ggoodell@dairymd.com www.dairymd.com Chris Koeller 8215 West 20th Street Unit A Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 351-8102 Fax: (970) 351-8134 ckoeller@dairymd.com www.dairymd.com

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animal health distributors Animal Health International

Animal insecticides, pharmaceuticals, vaccines, instruments, feed additives, implants and wormers. Skip Schneider PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Fax: (970) 353-8390 skip.schneider@ animalhealthinternational.com www.animalhealthinternational.com Mike Ackerman PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 378-2073 Fax: (970) 356-4729 mackerman@ animalhealthinternational.com Shawn Carlson PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Fax: (970) 353-8390 shawn.carlson@ animalhealthinternational.com Todd Cope PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Fax: (970) 353-8390 todd.cope@ animalhealthinternational.com

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Chad Greiman PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Fax: (970) 353-8390 chad.greiman@ animalhealthinternational.com Darrel Hoss 30408 East Hwy 50 La Junta, CO 81050 (719) 384-4044 Fax: (719) 384-8846 darrel.hoss@ animalhealthinternational.com Jay McConnell 20138 Riverside Drive Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 522-4704 Fax: (970) 522-7614 jay.mcconnell@ animalhealthinternational.com Chip Merritt PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Fax: (970) 353-8390 chip.merritt@ animalhealthinternational.com Jill Rexford PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 Fax: (970) 353-8390 jill.rexford@ animalhealthinternational.com Neal Valencia PO Box 1645 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 353-6044 Fax: (970) 353-8390 neal.valencia@ animalhealthinternational.com

Mountain Vet Supply

Joe Huff PO Box 16428 Denver, CO 80216 (303) 295-7527 joehuff@colorado-serum.com www.colorado-serum.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. Please call us today for a Elanco Animal Health Manufacturers of “Rumensin”, “Tylan free assessment. Clifton Castle Premix”, “Tylan” for injection and PO Box 190 animal health “Micotil”. District Sales Manager Quemado, TX 78877 Feedlot & Stocker Sedona Ag Services manufacturers (830) 757-1181 Beef Business Unit Fax: (830) 757-1468 Clay Keller Bayer Animal Health office@kunafin.com 42720 WCR 13 At Bayer, our aim is to discover, www.kunafin.com Fort Collins, CO 80524 develop, and manufacture products Blaine Junafin that will improve human and animal (970) 219-2970 kellercb@elanco.com PO Box 190 health worldwide. Our Animal Health www.elanco.com Quemado, TX 78877 Division is a leading manufacturer Fax: (830) 757-1468 of animal health products, providing Dairy Business Unit office@kunafin.com products you can count on. Lindsay Sartorius David Fields Adele Junafin 500 Pebble Beach PO Box 190 4904 30th Street Johnstown, CO 80534 Quemado, TX 78877 Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 685-9715 (830) 757-1181 (970) 302-5540 Fax: (970) 660-7070 office@kunafin.com sartoriusl@elanco.com david.fields@bayer.com Bill DeMoss 149 John Deere Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 484-2200 Fax: (970) 484-1618 abdemoss@msn.com www.mountainvetsupply.com

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Boehringer Ingelheim

Manufacturer of vaccines, pharmaceuticals and insecticides for the livestock industry. Lee McEndaffer 5485 Hidden Springs Road Fort Collins, CO 80526 (970) 215-6120 lee.mcendaffer@boehringeringelheim.com www.boehringer-ingelheim.com

Don Anderson 6897 Comanche Court Loveland, CO 80534 (970) 613-1155

andersondonalde@network.elanco.com

Dave Blickenstaff 12616 Hazel Court Broomfield, CO 80020 (303) 464-1565 Fax: (303) 465-1259

blickenstaff_david_bradley@elanco.com

Justin Homm 309 Country Village Road Apt #1 Colorado Serum Company Lamar, CO 81052 Manufacturer of large animal vaccines (719) 336-0544 Fax: (719) 336-0544 and instruments. hommju@elanco.com David Huff PO Box 16428 Denver, CO 80216 (303) 295-7527 davidhuff@colorado-serum.com www.colorado-serum.com

John Scanga 14224 County Road 84 Ault, CO 80610 (970) 222-3340 scangajo@elanco.com

Merck Animal Health

Manufacturer of Vision, Titanium, Master Guard vaccines, Revalor implants, SafeGuard dewormer, Gainpro feed additive and Fertagyl and Chorulon synchronization products and a broad line of equine and swine vaccines to help support the livestock industry. Heidi Brenner Fort Collins, CO heidi.brenner@merck.com www.merck-animal-health-usa.com Kevin Glick Superior, CO (303) 898-0786 Fax: (303) 494-9659 kevin.glick@merck.com John Hutcheson Amarillo, TX (972) 839-9630 Fax: (806) 622-1086 john.hutcheson@merck.com

149 John Deere Dr. • Fort Collins, CO 80524

970-484-2200 • 1-800-331-5544 Quality animal health supplies since 1986.

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Zoetis

Zoetis (zĂ… -EH-tis) is the leading animal health company, dedicated Kelli Jones to supporting customers and Cheyenne, WY businesses focused on raising and (307) 351-6081 caring for livestock and companion kelli.jones@merck.com animals. Building on a 60-year Todd Wise history as the animal health Keensburg, CO business of Pfizer, Zoetis discovers, (303) 732-0503 develops, manufactures and markets Fax: (303) 732-4541 veterinary vaccines and medicines, todd.wise@merck.com complemented by diagnostic products and genetic tests and supported by Ced Woodard a range of services. The company Parker, CO generated annual revenues of $4.3 (720) 851-1792 billion in 2012. It has more than ced.woodard@merck.com 9,300 employees worldwide and a local presence in approximately 70 Merial Merial is a world-leading, innovation- countries, including 29 manufacturing facilities in 11 countries. Its products driven animal health company, serve veterinarians, livestock providing a comprehensive range producers and people who raise and of products to enhance the health, well-being and performance of a wide care for livestock and companion range of animals. Products like Ivomec animals in 120 countries. For more information, visit www.zoetisUS.com. Plus, Eprinex, Ulcergard, Jvac & Christine Gabel Cystorelin. PO Box 717 Matt Cox Galeton, CO 80622 7727 Manistique Drive (970) 396-6830 Colorado Springs, CO 80923 christine.gabel@zoetis.com (970) 765-6257 www.zoetis.com Fax: (719) 547-7037 matt.cox@merial.com Ray Armendarez www.merial.com 3948 19th Street, Ln. Jeff Garrett Greeley, CO 80634 1131 Road 154 (970) 396-0447 Burns, WY 82053 ray.armendarez@zoetis.com (308) 672-6334 www.zoetis.com Fax: (678) 495-9374 jeff.garrett@merial.com Thomas Corah www.merial.com 14025 Park Cove Drive

Norbrook, Inc.

Chip Whitlow 9401 Indian Creek Parkway Suite 680 Overland, KS 66210 (913) 599-5777 Fax: (913) 599-5766 cwhitlow@norbrookinc.com www.norbrookinc.com Josh Bailey jbailey@norbrookinc.com www.norbrookinc.com

Phibro Animal Health Corporation

Prince Agri Products, Inc. advancing nutrition for healthy animals. Morry Long 1125 Coral Burst Drive Loveland, CO 80538 morry.long@princeagri.com www.pahc.com

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Broomfield, CO 80023 (720) 202-2802 Fax: (800) 499-8527 thomas.j.corah@zoetis.com Greg Corman PO Box 711 Burlington, CO 80807 (719) 340-2333 Fax: (719) 346-4001 greg.corman@zoetis.com

Shellie Intermil 760 West 6th Street Colby, KS 67701 (970) 396-0447 shellie.intermil@zoetis.com Mark Johnson 2830 Rd 77 Potter, NE 69156 (308) 631-0384 mark.a.johnson@zoetis.com

Brett Kaysen brett.kaysen@zoetis.com John Koch (612) 325-2896 Fax: (866) 590-0548 john.koch@zoetis.com Jerry Olson 1808 Willow Springs Way Ft. Collins, CO 80528 (970) 223-7983 jerry.d.olson@zoetis.com Cecy Rosas-Goulart, MVZ 1433 Purple Sage Court Fort Colllins, CO 80526 (970) 481-8394 Fax: (866) 230-4482 cecilia.rosasgoulart@zoetis.com www.zoetis.com Derek Schneider 5308 Vardon Way Fort Collins, CO 80528 (970) 226-1358 derek.schneider@zoetis.com www.zoetis.com Gary Sides, Ph.D. 13355 County Road 37 Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 520-5953 Fax: (866) 590-0827 gary.sides@zoetis.com www.zoetis.com

business solutions Ag 1 Source

Ag 1 Source is the most trusted and reliable recruiting firm in the agriculture industry. Our recruiters come directly from the specialties in which they recruit, leading to highly credible and unparalleled knowledge to identify and attract the best talent. As your trusted advisors, we address your ag recruiting needs confidentially. Matt Buyers 7645 Bison Bluff Loveland, CO 80538 (620) 327-0317 Fax: (720) 293-8339 mattbuyers@ag1source.com www.ag1source.com

Pioneer Press

Pioneer Press offers commercial offset printing with personality. Established in Northern Colorado in 1976, Pioneer Press premier quality printing services to the local, national, and international community. Cris SoRelle 2965 27th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 330-4800 Fax: (970) 339-5107 csorelle@pioneerpresscolorado.com www.pioneerpresscolorado.com

Signs Now-Greeley

Pete Thomas 2526 West 10th Street, Suite A Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 353-2233 Fax: (970) 353-2262 pete@signsnowco.com www.signsnowgreeley.com Aaron Eyl 2526 West 10th Street, Suite A Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 353-2233 Fax: (970) 353-2262 mail@signsnowgreeley.com www.signsnowgreeley.com

clothing Greeley Hat Works

1-888-for a hat Trent Johnson 2613 8th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 353-7300 Fax: (970) 346-5153 trent@greeleyhatworks.com www.greeleyhatworks.com

commodity brokers

AgriClear

AgriClear is an online platform for buying and selling cattle, and will change the way you transact business. AgriClear empowers you to buy and sell cattle on your terms with greater efficiency, while facilitating payment assurance and deal certainty. With AgriClear, producers all over the United States and Canada are now Consider It There able to buy and sell cattle with anyone, Business mail specialists, design & anywhere, anytime with confidence. printing. Satellite post office & FedEx. Carrie Lewis-Huenink Kathy Sutton 5775 West 29th Street 812 11th Street, Suite 1 Unit 103 Greeley, CO 80631 Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 352-9334 (970) 231-6956 info@citgreeley.com carrie.huenink@agriclear.com www.agriclear.com www.consideritthere.com

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Nevil Speer 314 East Main Suite 207 Bowling Green, KY 42102 (270) 535-1065 nevil.speer@agriclear.com Hannah Wiebelhaus 5775 West 29th Street Unit 103 (303) 335-8895 Greeley, CO 80634 hannah.wiebelhaus@agriclear.com

CattleHedging.Com, LLC

Commercial cattle hedging. Handles risk management for livestock producers and packers in the U.S. and Canada. Larry Hicks 9110 East Nichols Avenue, Suite 123 Centennial, CO 80112 (866) 433-4311 Fax: (303) 785-9501 larry@cattlehedging.com www.cattlehedging.com Steve Reisdorph 9110 East Nichols Avenue, Suite 123 Centennial, CO 80112 (866) 433-4341 Fax: (719) 481-2399 stever@cattlehedging.com Steve Winger 9110 East Nichols Avenue, Suite 123 Centennial, CO 80112 (866) 435-4399 Fax: (970) 848-3349 stevew@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 Avenue, Suite 350 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 372-0482 Fax: (970) 482-2061 jason@compassagsolutions.com www.compassagsolutions.com

www.coloradolivestock.org

Megan Kozey 123 N. College Avenue, Suite 350 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 372-0482 Fax: (970) 482-2061 megan@compassagsolutions.com

DJ Joos PO Box 489 Johnstown, CO 80534 (970) 660-1744 Fax: (970) 660-1700 djj@westplainsllc.com

Brandon McEndaffer 123 N. College Avenue, Suite 350 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 372-0482 Fax: (970) 482-2061 brandon@compassagsolutions.com

Nick Pryor PO Box 489 Johnstown, CO 80534 (970) 660-1742 Fax: (970) 660-1700 nicholasp@westplainsllc.com

Tess Self 123 N. College Avenue, Suite 350 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 372-0482 Fax: (970) 482-2061 tess@compassagsolutions.com Bryan Vasseur 123 N. College Avenue, Suite 350 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 372-0482 Fax: (970) 482-2061 bryan@compassagsolutions.com

J.D. Heiskell

We provide exceptional expertise in the trading of grain and feed ingredients to the livestock and dairy industries. Bryan Irey 1601 Pelican Lakes Point, Suite 201 Windsor, CO 80550 (970) 541-7006 birey@heiskell.com www.heiskell.com

Stewart-Peterson, Inc.

Jake Schmidt 137 South Main West Bend, WI 53095 (262) 334-9779 Cell: (262) 438-0326 Fax: (262) 334-6225 jschmidt@stewart-peterson.com www.stewart-peterson.com Marshall Harting 137 South Main West Bend, WI 53095 (262) 334-9779 Fax: (262) 334-6225 mharting@stewart-peterson.com

West Plains LLC

Merchants and warehousemen of grain and feed ingredients. Wade Betschart PO Box 489 Johnstown, CO 80534 (970) 660-1743 Fax: (970) 660-1700 wadeb@westplainsllc.com

Mindy Waterman PO Box 489 Johnstown, CO 80534 (970) 660-1743 Fax: (970) 660-1700 mindyw@westplainsllc.com

consultants environmental AGPROfessionals

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 3050 67th Avenue, Suite 200 Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 535-9318 Fax: (970) 535-9854 tharen@agpros.com www.agpros.com Olivia Cain 3050 67th Avenue, Suite 200 Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 535-9318 Fax: (970) 535-9854 ocain@agpros.com Janie Knuffke 3051 67th Avenue, Suite 200 Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 535-9318 Fax: (970) 535-9854 jknuffke@agpros.com Patricia Spaine 3050 67th Avenue, Suite 200 Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 535-9318 Fax: (970) 535-9854 pspaine@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 Glenn Newlon, P.E. PO Box 401 Erie, CO 80516 (720) 887-9944 Fax: (720) 887-9933 gnewlon@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 Road, Suite 205 - A Longmont, CO 80503 (303) 651-1468 Fax: (303) 651-1469 jason.brothers@deereault.com www.deereault.com

SRP Environmental

As the Ag 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. At SRP Environmental, we want to see you succeed by helping you stay current with environmental health and safety training. Our team of expert instructors can provide health training and safety training courses that fit your needs and help you implement a safety plan that is easy to follow. Safety training can be done at our facility, at an appointed facility, or on-site. Ivan Steinke 3001 8th Street Evans, CO 80620 (970) 381-5114 ivan@srpenvironmental.net www.srpenvironmental.com

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THEngineering

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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 Street Greeley, CO 80634 (719) 661-6209 Fax: (719) 362-4768 travis@thengineeringonline.com www.thengineeringonline.com Elliot De Jongh, P.E. 9073 Flaming Arrow Avenue Wellington, CO 80549 (970) 215-8892 Fax: (719) 362-4768 elliot@theengineeringonline.com www.thengineeringonline.com Erin Kress 218 Cypress Circle Broomfield, CO 80020 (720) 666-2701 Fax: (719) 362-4768 erin@thengineeringonline.com www.thengineering.com

consultants livestock

equipment 4 Rivers Equipment - Ag, LLC Come to us for all of your John Deere Sales, Parts, and Service needs. We are proud sponsors of the Colorado Livestock Association. Office Contact 240 5th Street Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 356-3666 office@4riversequipment.com www.4riversequipment.com Daniel Bratton 1100 E Cheyenne Rd Colorado Springs, CO 80905 (719) 475-1100 dbratton@4riversequipment.com

Snuffy Boyles 1201 Hope Avenue Pierce, CO 80650 (888) 978-0019 snuffy@bjmsales.com

Harsh International, Inc.

Bobcat of the Rockies

fabrication with laser and water jets.

Mike Snider 1015 Champion Drive Windsor, CO 80550 (970) 356-8800 Fax: (303) 216-1393 msnider@bobcatoftherockies.com www.bobcatoftherockies.com

Dairy Specialists, LLC

Full line Dairy equipment and supplies. Sales and service company. Bill’s Volume Sales West- Rotomix feed Randy Sorensen mixers - spreaders - complete sales and Koers-Turgeon Consulting 3309 Empire Street service - DigStar Scales - Easy Rake Providing feedlot and dairy Evans, CO 80620 Silage Facers - Cancrete Waterers consultation services, with EasyClean Bunk Sweepers - T&S Trip (970) 330-1870 concentration in nutrition randy@dairyspecialists.com Hoppers - Lee Fuel Trailer - New and management. www.dairyspecialists.com used equipment. Shane Davis Todd Stephens 2000 Ridgeview Road 1201 Hope Avenue Ferrell-Ross Roll Salina, KS 67401 Pierce, CO 80650 (785) 825-8192 Manufacturing Inc. (888) 978-0019 Fax: (785) 825-1419 Jeremy Schumacher Fax: (970) 834-1124 beef4u@beef4u.com bvswest@slbbi.com 4102 County Road E www.billsvolume.com www.beef4u.com Hereford, TX 79045 (800) 299-9051 Fax: (806) 364-8853 jschumacher@ferrellross.com Authorized Independant ABS Representative www.ferrellmoss.com www.flo-more.com

Kevin Hatch

Colorado Breeding Services and Sales, LLC P.O. Box 134, CO 80646 Phone: 970.590.8436 Email: krhatch@gmail.com www.absglobal.com 74 Vision 2015-2016

Harsh Manure Spreaders, Harsh Hoists, Denver Roller-grinders, Ditch Dragon Weed Burners and custom Dealer for Supreme Vertical Mixers. Tim Janecek 600 Oak Avenue Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-2291 Fax: (970) 454-3491 tj@harshenviro.com

Colorado Dairy Service, LLC www.harshenviro.com

Full Line of service, service, and installation at/of dairy farm equipment. Also a full line of dairy Miles Kaplanides 125 John Deere Drive Probiotics, silage inoculants and hay Fort Collins, CO 80524 preservers. (970) 482-7154 Joel Ledermann mkaplanides@4riversequipment.com 4650 Venture Drive Johnstown, CO 80534 B&G Equipment Authorized dealer for sales, parts and (970) 593-9704 Fax: (970) 593-9706 service for Case/ IH, New Holland, Kubota, Claas, & International Trucks. joel@codairyservice.com Buddy R. Truesdell www.codairyservice.com 301 East 8th Street Randy Checketts Greeley, CO 80631 4650 Venture Drive (970) 352-2288 Fax: (970) 352-9179 Johnstown, CO 80534 buddy@bgequipment.com randy@codairyservice.com www.bgequipment.com

Bills Volume Sales & Service West

Manufacturer of Harsh Mobile Mixers,

Clay Gerber 7807 Oakview Drive Amarillo, TX 79119 (800) 299-9051 Fax: (806) 364-8853 cgerber@ferrellross.com

Honnen Equipment Honnen Equipment is a heavy equipment distributor for John Deere construction equipment, light equipment, attachments and more. We offer sales, rentals, parts and service to Colorado and the rocky mountain region. We have 10 locations to serve you.

Steve Bruskivage 5055 East 72nd Avenue Commerce City, CO 80022 (303) 287-7506 Fax: (303) 288-2215 stevebruskivage@honnen.com www.honnen.com Marty Hlawati 5055 East 72nd Avenue Commerce City, CO 80022 (303) 287-7506 Fax: (303) 288-2215 martyhlawati@honnen.com

Hutchison Western Manufactures and distributes HW Brand and HW Brand Heavy Duty Brown livestock & equine equipment, farm hardware, fencing, wire products and building products. Our customers are farm and ranch supply stores, rural farm cooperatives, hardware stores and retail lumber yards. George “Buck” Hutchison PO Box 1158 Adams City, CO 80022 (303) 287-2826 Fax: (303) 289-0955 ghutchison@hutchison-inc.com www.hutchison-inc.com

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Industrial Welding & Supply Co. Inc

Power Equipment Co.

Distributor of heavy construction & aggregate equipment. Sales, Fabricating and manufacturing of rentals, parts and service of heavy feed mill equipment and supplies, construction equipment. along with complete new construction, Jim Koeltzow modifications and repair service PO Box 28 of feed mills for the cattle feeding Denver, CO 80201 (303) 288-6801 industry for over 40 years. Fax: (303) 288-6809 Roger Stumpff jkoeltzow@power-equip.com PO Box 1169 www.power-equip.com Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 522-2206 Doug Corley Fax: (970) 522-2216 2940 East Las Vegas Street iws@qwestoffice.net Colorado Springs, CO 80906

Kuhn Knight of Greeley Kuhn Knight of Greeley 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 lowmaintenance service and value. Tad Allen 701 Cherry Avenue Greeley, CO 80631 (800) 253-5611 Fax: (970) 351-7499 tad.allen@kuhn.com www.kuhngreeley.com Chris Badding 701 Cherry Avenue Greeley, CO 80631 (800) 253-5611 Fax: (970) 351-7499 chris.badding@kuhn.com

LAIRD / Mor-Line Equipment

(719) 392-1155 Fax: (719) 390-9604 dcorley@power-equip.com

Matt Mergens 500 East 62nd Avenue Denver, CO 80201 (303) 288-6801 Fax: (303) 288-6809 mmergens@power-equip.com Will Ricketts PO Box 28 Denver, CO 80201 (303) 288-6801 wricketts@power-equip.com

Power Motive Corporation 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, Laird Feeding and Manure Equipment manufacturing roller/Flaker mills and steamchests. Servicing feedyards, hog dealer for Colorado along with farms and dairies since 1976. representing AgPro Silage Trailers Warren Cornelius and other lines of equipment and PO Box 1330 supplies. We make after market Dalhart, TX 79022 parts for manure spreaders and also (806) 244-5686 Fax: (806) 244-6096 manufacture a corral harrow with warren@r-rmachine.com replaceable teeth. www.r-rmachine.com Mark Haake 4381 MCR U Keith McGinnis Wiggins, CO 80654 PO Box 1330 (970) 302-2617 Dalhart, TX 79022 Fax: (970) 483-7375 (806) 244-5686 mkhaake@hotmail.com Fax: (806) 244-6096 www.mor-line.com sales@r-rmachine.com

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Jim Page PO Box 1330 Dalhart, TX 79022 (806) 244-5686 sales@r-rmachine.com

Brian Reed PO Box 375 Roswell, NM 88202 (580) 338-2900 bjreed@gmail.com

Roto Mix

Dr. Bill Smith 5950 Red Ridge Trail Bellvue, CO 80512 Fax: (970) 498-8386 williamsmith22@gmail.com

Manufacturer of feed mixer and manure handling equipment. Sales, service, and parts for all types of mixers, manure spreaders and scales. Sandie Bonsall 2205 E Wyatt Earp Dodge City, KS 67801 (620) 225-1142 Fax: (620) 225-6370 sbonsall@rotomix.com www.rotomix.com Mark Cooksey 2205 E Wyatt Earp Dodge City, KS 67801 (620) 225-1142 Fax: (620) 225-6370 mcooksey@rotomix.com

Wagner Equipment Company

Heavy equipment. Including: earthmoving equipment, industrial engines, air compressors and more. Rick May 18000 Smith Road Aurora, CO 80011 (970) 396-0146 rmay@wagnerequipment.com www.wagnerequipment.com Deondriea Harris 6032 W 26th Street Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 396-0146 Fax: (970) 330-1899 dharris@wagnerequipment.com

feedstuffs AC Nutrition

AC Nutrition is a full service animal nutrition company. We focus on building programs tailored to your operation to fit your performance and budget needs. AC manufactures the highest quality minerals, concentrated protein blocks, high energy cubes and feedlot supplements on the market. Our goal is to maximize outputs and lower daily costs. Let our local Colorado nutritionist put a program together for you that will put pounds on your cattle and keep dollars in your pocket. Ryan Perry PO Box 4301 Roswell, NM 88202 (575) 623-8070 Fax: (575) 622-3262 rperry@acbluebonnet.com www.acnutrition.com

Agfinity, Inc.

Agfinity’s feed department offers a complete line of livestock formula feeds providing quality, integrity and service. Agfinity Inc. also offers petroleum products, agronomy services, retail services, tires, batteries and accessories. Mick Daniel PO Box 338 Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-4016 Fax: (970) 454-1678 mdaniel@agfinityinc.com www.agfinityinc.com Stuart Gebauer PO Box 338 Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 397-1293 Fax: (970) 454-1678 sgebauer@agfinityinc.com

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Kelli Hutchings 6593 WCR 50 Johnstown, CO 80534 (970) 587-4538 Fax: (970) 587-4538 hutchcalf1@aol.com Warren Winder 34681 WCR 19 Windsor, CO 80550 (970) 454-4069 Fax: (970) 454-1678 wwinder@agfinityinc.com

Alliance Liquid Feeds, LLC

Loomix liquid supplements from Alliance Liquid Feeds, LLC, has been a leader in the liquid feed industry since 1952 by feeding over 100 million head of cattle. Loomix feed is designed to balance livestock diets and enhance animal performance through formulations that provide supplemental protein, vitamins and minerals. Dick Carlson 1513 61st Avenue Greeley, CO 80634 dick.carlson@allianceliquidfeeds.com

www.loomix.com

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Cargill Animal Nutrition

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We provide customized productivity solutions to producers worldwide. We create customized offerings and management programs to fit each situation and our animal nutrition and management experts offer the scope and creativity to serve the unique needs of each customer. Marc Sholder 1680 Aylesbury Court Windsor, CO 80550 (610) 213-4632 marc_sholder@cargill.com www.cargill.com/feed David Johnson 219 Right of Way Road Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 522-6136 david_johnson@cargill.com

CHS, Inc.

Farmer owned grain & farm supply co-op. Over 2.5 million bushels of grain storage at 4 locations. Custom pellet, flake & grind/mix to your specific rations. Custom applications of dry & liquid fertilizers, as well as AG Chemicals. Jeff Kler PO Box 184 Yuma, CO 80759 (970) 848-5432 Fax: (970) 848-3359 jeffrey.kler@chsinc.com www.chsyuma.com

Colorado Mills, Inc.

Feed mill, oilseed extraction, & vegetable oil refinery. Manufacturer of pelleted, meal, texturized & range cubes. Mechanically extract sunflower, corn germ, safflower, and canola. Produce foodgrade crude & 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

Diamond V Mills

Diamond V’s unique product technologies support dairy herd health and performance year-round, in every phase of production, preparing cows and calves prior to the onset of any challenge.

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Jim Sullivan 7528 CR 42 Johnstown, CO 80534 (970) 215-9965 Fax: (319) 362-2557 jsullivan@diamondv.com www.diamondv.com

Flager Cooperative Association Grace Tucker 221 E 2nd Street Flager, CO 80815 (719) 765-4416 Fax: (719) 765-4713 grace@flagercoop.com www.flaglercoop.com

Meghan Loutzenhiser 221 East 2nd Street Flager, CO 80815 (719) 765-4416 Fax: (719) 765-4713 meghan@flagercoop.com www.flaglercoop.com

High Plains Cattle Supply

Livestock feed and handling equipment for your farm and ranch needs Office Contact 16256 US Hwy 85 Platteville, CO 80651 (970) 785-1126 Fax: (970) 785-1303 www.hpcattlesupply.com

Imu-Tek

Imu-Tek is a USDA licensed veterinary biologics establishment and FDA inspected supplement manufacturer. We collect, pasteurize and spray dry bovine colostrum from our carefully selected dairy partners. Our dried colostrum is of high quality, primarily used for the newborn calf. Susan Dyjak 3541 East Vine Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 493-7033 Fax: (970) 493-6461 susan@imutek.com www.imu-tek.com Henry Dyjak 3541 East Vine Drive Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 493-7033 Fax: (970) 493-6461 henryd@imutek.com

Life Products/ Vit-E-Men Co

“Manufacturing and marketing Silage and High moisture corn inoculants and Microbial feed additives to the Beef and Dairy Industry since 1971” Ted Crist 2931 S Kansas Road Scott City, KS 67871 (620) 872-3332 tcrist40@gmail.com www.lifeproductsinc.com Dr. Kelly Kreikemeier Ph.D. 1493 Hwy 275, Lot 20 West Point, NE 68788 (402) 649-9933 kk25012@yahoo.com www.lifeproductsinc.com

MICRO Technologies

Provides cutting-edge, technologybased solutions for individual animal tracking, feeding, health administration, information management and value-based marketing. MBT offers a complete line of quality feed additives and animal health products. Chris Craig 71097 Road 384 McCook, NE 69001 (308) 340-9079 ccraig@microbeef.com www.microbeef.com www. microdairylogic.com Becky Meyring 37440 Weld County Road 43 Eaton, CO 80615 (806) 372-2369 Fax: (806) 378-5512 bmeyring@microdairylogic.com www.microbeef.com www. microdairylogic.com

Midwest P.M.S., Inc.

Feedlot supplements, ration formulation, nutrition consultation. Steve Conner 6144 Nearview Court Windsor, CO 80550 (800) 635-3031 Fax: (970) 522-7689 sjmtcconner@msn.com Marco Dib (800) 635-3031 Fax: (303) 684-5999 mdib@mwpms.com

Multimin USA, Inc

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 Road #190 Fort Collins, CO 80528 (970) 372-2302 davidlink@multiminusa.com www.multiminusa.com Kimber Bay 2809 East Harmony Road #190 Fort Collins, CO 80528 (970) 372-2302 Fax: (970) 631-8945 kimber@multiminusa.com

Northern Feed & Bean

Commercial feed dealer for northeastern Colorado. Bob Pemberton PO Box 149 Lucerne, CO 80646 (970) 352-7875 Fax: (970) 352-7833 rwpemberton@aol.com www.northernfeedandbean.com

Nova Microbial Technologies Developing microbiological products to solve specific problems for the livestock industry. Al Larsen 17632 Colonial Avenue Omaha, NE 68136 (402) 332-0303 Fax: (402) 332-3847 novamicrobials@msn.com www.novamicrobials.com Brad Walter 17632 Colonial Ave Omaha, NE 68136 (402) 332-0303 Fax: (402) 332-3847 b.walter@novamicrobials.com

Nutrition Physiology Company, LLC.

Bovamine direct fed microbial feed additive Craig Dailey 2120 West 35 Street Kearney, NE 68845 (308) 390-4730 cdailey@bovamine.com www.bovamine.com

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Bill Conrad PO Box 1766 Guymon, OK 73942 (580) 468-3995 bconrad@bovamine.com Greg Johnsrud 21420 Road X Plains, KS 67869 (620) 271-4726 gjohnsrud@bovamine.com Shane White PO Box 1766 Guymon, OK 73942 (877) 780-6300 Fax: (580) 468-6079 swhite@bovamine.com

Ben Cooley 302 Clark Street Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 481-6111 Fax: (970) 482-6963 bcooley@ranch-way.com www.ranch-way.com Katie Sinclair PO Box 2026 Fort Collins, CO 80522 (970) 482-1662 ext:232 Fax: (970) 482-6963 ksinclair@ranch-way.com

Bonnie Szidon PO Box 2026 Purina Animal Nutrition, LLC Fort Collins, CO 80522 (970) 482-1662 Programs for Dairy: Heifer feeding Fax: (970) 482-6963 & Management, Purina Dry Cow, Transition, & Herd Analysis program. bszidon@ranch-way.com Programs for Beef: Purina Beef Minerals, Purina Cattle Starter Frank White Research, Intake Modifying (IM) PO Box 2026 Technology, & Long View Animal Fort Collins, CO 80522 Nutrition Center. (970) 482-1662 Joe Fuller Fax: (970) 482-6963 212 E Harvard St fwhite@ranch-way.com Lubock, TX 79403 (806) 761-7210 Sooner Trading Company jwfuller@landolakes.com Supplier of blended feeding fats. www.purinamills.com Jeff Earles Paul Hill PO Box 350 3127 51st Street Ravia, OK 73455 Greeley, CO 80634 (800) 341-0012 (417) 849-6851 Fax: (580) 371-3463 phill2@landolakes.com billyrlee@soonertrading.net Mike Olearnick 23768 Cty Rd 66 Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 381-6170 Fax: (970) 356-8914 msolearnick@landolakes.com Jim Sauder 3203 County Road 7630 Lubbock, TX 79423 (806) 761-7236 Fax: (806) 747-0460 jjsauder@landolakes.com

Ranch-Way Feed Mills

Offering customized rations for all classes of animals. Each product is designed for local conditions and the needs of your animal. “Tailor Made for Western Feeding.” Kim Szidon PO Box 2026 Fort Collins, CO 80522 (970) 482-1662 Fax: (970) 482-6963 kszidon@ranch-way.com

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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

Zinpro Performance Minerals

Zinpro Performance Minerals is the leader in organic trace mineral nutrition serving the beef and dairy industry by offering highly researched trace mineral feed additives. Products include Zinpro, AvailaZn, 4-Plex and Availa-4. Gary Tibbetts 50 Cherry Avenue #10 Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 396-0813 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 County Rd 65 Iliff, CO 80736 (970) 522-0758 Fax: (970) 522-2250 farrel@humalfa.com humalfa.com

financial services American Ag Credit

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

Bank of Colorado

Combining personal service, a strong banking network, and communityminded banks located throughout Colorado with a menu of competitive and comprehensive financial services. Dan Seedorf PO Box 266 Yuma, CO 80759 (970) 848-5447 Fax: (970) 848-5376 dan.seedorf@bankofcolorado.com www.bankofcolorado.com

Bank of the West

A diversified financial service company offering loans, deposit cash management, investments, and insurance. Stephen Hatz 13220 California Street Omaha, NE 68154 (402) 918-1567 Fax: (402) 918-6400 stephen.hatz@bankofthewest.com www.bankofthewest.com

COBank

Larri Tappy 202 Poplar Street Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 521-2774 Fax: (720) 528-6239 ltappy@cobank.com www.cobank.com

Farm Credit of Southern Colorado

Any lender can build a loan portfolio. At Farm Credit of Southern Colorado, we build relationships. We understand the business of agriculture and what it takes to be successful. It’s what we do — and we take pride in helping our customers succeed. Farmers and ranchers face a tremendous amount of uncertainty in their business. One uncertainty that they shouldn’t have to face is where they find their financing. Whether you’re just starting your agribusiness or you’ve spent decades building it — whether you’re expanding your operation or preparing to pass it to the next generation — Farm Credit can help you get where you’re going. Emily Golding PO Box 1150 Limon, CO 80828 (719) 775-2838 Fax: (719) 570-6894 emily.golding@aglending.com www.aglending.com Jennifer Meis PO Box 75640 Colorado Springs, CO 80932 (719) 570-1087 Fax: (719) 570-6894 jennifer.meis@aglending.com www.aglending.com

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Farmers Bank

Eric Hoffner PO Box 220 Ault, CO 80610 (970) 834-2121 Fax: (970) 834-1351 ehoffner@farmersbank-weld.com www.farmersbank-weld.com

First FarmBank

Tony Miller 2939 65th Avenue Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 346-7900 Fax: (970) 506-3851 tmiller@firstfarmbank.com www.firstfarmbank.com

First National Bank of Omaha

Agribusiness and production loans and banking services, covering Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas and Wyoming. John Norwood 1505 West Main Street Windsor, CO 80550 (800) 574-4095 Fax: (970) 674-0382 jnorwood@1stnationalbank.com www.firstnational.com

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Brett Datteri 1701 23rd Avenue Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 395-7636 bdatteri@fnni.com www.firstnational.com

First Pioneer National Bank

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Full service commercial bank. Sean Siegrist PO Box 96 Wray, CO 80758 (970) 332-4824 Fax: (970) 332-4061 ssiegrist@fpnb.net www.efpnb.com

Premier Farm Credit

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.premieraca.com

Rabo AgriFinance

Agribusiness and production loans. Ryan Land 4045 Saint Cloud Drive , Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 613-4872 Fax: (855) 631-0253 ryan.land@raboag.com www.raboag.com Nick Heitkemper 4045 Saint Cloud Drive , Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 613-4865 Fax: (855) 631-0253 nick.heitkemper@raboag.com www.raboag.com

Rocky Mountain Financial Group

Andrew Fitzgerald 201 West 8th Street Estate Planning, Business Succession Pueblo, CO 81003 Planning, Personal Financial Planning (719) 549-3962 Fax: (719) 549-3951 and Long Term Care. andrew.t.fitzgerald@wellsfargo.com Cliff P. Polk, CLU 13984 West Bowles Ave, Suite 200 Doug Hadeen Littleton, CO 80127 129 South 3rd Street (303) 584-1161 Sterling, CO 80751 Fax: (303) 951-5990 (970) 521-4105 cpprmfg@aol.com Fax: (970) 522-2841 www.rmfginc.com douglas.j.hadeen@wellsfargo.com

Stockmens 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. Robert Alexander 601 North Nevada Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 955-2800 Fax: (719) 442-4330 judy.ingels@thestockmensbank.com www.thestockmensbank.com Elly Alexander 601 North Nevada Avenue Colorado Springs, CO 80903 (719) 955-2800 Fax: (719) 442-4330 elly.alexander@thestockmensbank.com

U.S. Bank

Scott Meradith 233 South 13th Street, #9 Lincoln, CO 68508 (402) 434-1277 scott.meradith@usbank.com www.usbank.com

Alan Lemons, BBM 15 South Main Street Second Floor Brighton, CO 80601 (303) 655-3124 Fax: (303) 655-3114 alan.d.lemons@wellsfargo.com Rod Sharp 359 Main Street Grand Junction, CO 81501 (970) 257-2441 Fax: (970) 243-2028 rodney.l.sharp@wellsfargo.com

grass/seed DuPont Pioneer

Inoculants for all silage crops and high moisture corn. Also 1155 for baled hay. Pioneer seeds for all crops. Becky Arnold 6453 Starlight Drive Morrison, CO 80465 (970) 301-8156 becky.arnold@pioneer.com www.pioneer.com

Steve Soderlund Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. Colorado Agriculture Division 10131 Quarry Place

Jason King 4045 Saint Cloud Drive , Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 613-4868 Fax: (855) 631-0253 jason.king@raboag.com www.raboag.com

Diversified financial services company servicing all aspects of agricultural finance, including; agribusinesses and production agriculture. An equal opportunity lender. Member FDIC. Patti Kyle 15 South Main Street Second Floor Brighton, CO 80601 (303) 655-3117 patti.l.kyle@wellsfargo.com www.wellsfargo.com

Brent Lahman 4045 Saint Cloud Drive , Suite 200 Loveland, CO 80538 (970) 613-4860 Fax: (855) 631-0253 brent.lahman@raboag.com www.raboag.com

Ben Curby 15 South Main Street Second Floor Brighton, CO 80601 (303) 655-3114 Fax: (303) 655-3119 ben.curby@wellsfargo.com

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Parker, CO 80134 (303) 517-9050 Fax: (303) 716-3964 steve.soderlund@pioneer.com www.pioneer.com Jerry Uhrig PO Box 119 Lucerne, CO 80646 (970) 396-5736 jerry.uhrig@pioneer.com www.pioneer.com

David Moore 605 25th Street Greeley, CO 80631 (800) 782-5947 Fax: (970) 356-7263 info@pawneebuttesseed.com www.pawneebuttesseed.com

identification

ALLFLEX USA, Inc.

Allflex manufactures and markets a quality line of livestock identification products. These management tools include both visual and electronic identification products. Visual tags incorporate a wide offering of custom numbered systems and colors. Electronic tags provide accuracy and efficiencies for automated data collection systems. We also offer a line of precision instruments for livestock usage. Sid Howard PO Box 612266 DFW Airport, TX 75261 (806) 655-1442 showard@allflexusa.com www.allflexusa.com

DATAMARS / Temple Tag / Z-Tag

2 Great Brands, 1 Company. The innovative leader in livestock identification offering a complete line of ID tags, applicators and accessories including: Z Tags 1 piece Tags, Herdsman 2 piece tags, Original clip tags, Feeder/Stocker Tags and EID Tags and Reading Systems. Joe Nerud PO Box 369 Temple, TX 76503 (254) 982-4212 Cell: (308) 641-3206 Fax: (254) 982-4816 joe.nerud@datamars.com www.templetag.com

EZid Livestock I.D.

EZid for dependable RFID cattle tags, EID choices, readers/scanners, and custom farm tags. Visit our website or call us today. We look forward to discussing your identification options. Pawnee Buttes Seed Seed supplier of native and introduced Elsie McCoy grasses, forbs, shrubs, wetland species, 4412 West 4th Street Road Greeley, CO 80634 small grains, alfalfa, pasture mixes, reclamation mixes, and CRP. Let the (970) 351-7701 knowledgeable staff at Pawnee Buttes Fax: (970) 351-7711 Seed help you purchase the right seed sales@ezidavid.com for your situation. www.ezidavid.com

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IMI Global, a Division of BW Insurance Agency Inc Where Food Comes From, Inc. Independent Insurance Agency IMI offers third-party auditing services for a variety of livestock and food marketing claims, covering both private industry and USDA Process Verified (USDA PVP) programs. Source & Age Verification, Non-Hormone Treated Cattle (NHTC), Verified Natural Beef(NeverEver3) and Grass Fed. Jordan Hinton 221 North Wilcox Street Castle Rock, CO 80104 (303) 895-3002 Fax: (877) 258-4535 jhinton@imiglobal.com www.imiglobal.com www.wherefoodcomesfrom.com

Donna Hatch 130 North 3rd Street Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 522-6260 Fax: (970) 552-8554 donna.hatch@bankofthewest.com www.bankofthewest.com

Cline Wood Agency

Cline Wood Agency specializes in Agribusiness Insurance and Bonds, including Livestock Auction markets and Feedlots. Cline Wood Agency operates in 24 Midwest states with a staff of 60 professionals. Gary Coady 4300 West 133rd Street Kathryn Britton Leawood, KS 66209 221 North Wilcox Street (913) 451-3900 Castle Rock, CO 80104 Fax: (913) 451-3925 (303) 895-3002 garyc@clinewood.com kbritton@wherefoodcomesfrom.com www.clinewood.com

Rick Jenkins PO Box 578 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 356-0535 rjenkins@floodpeterson.com Tim Rennau PO Box 578 Greeley, CO 80632 (970) 397-5121 trennau@floodpeterson.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. Wayne Luebbe 10050 Regency Circle, Suite 300 Omaha, NE 68114 Leann Saunders Crossroads Insurance Agency (402) 829-1062 221 North Wilcox Street Fax: (402) 397-6675 Crossroads Insurance Agency is a Castle Rock, CO 80104 multiple line, full service, independent wayne_luebbe@ajg.com (866) 395-5883 www.gracemayer.com agency with over 30 years of lsaunders@imiglobal.com experience in the agricultural industry. Crossroads specializes in Agribusiness, Goetz Insurors, Inc. Melissa Smith Farms, ranches, feedlots and equine Commercial and Workers• 221 North Wilcox Street facilities. Insuring property, liability, Compensation Insurance. Castle Rock, CO 80104 care, custody and control. Auto and Curt Wiederspan (303) 895-3002 worker compensation. 213 1st Street Fax: (877) 258-4535 Allan Goetz Eaton, CO 80615 msmith@imiglobal.com PO Box 190 (970) 454-0686 Fort Morgan, CO 80701 Fax: (970) 454-8774 Doug Stanton (970) 867-8246 curt@crossroadsinsurance.com 1702 Grandview Drive East allan@goetzinsurors.com www.crossroadsinsurance.com Garden City, KS 67846 www.goetzinsurors.com (620) 276-0992 Brian Moldenhauer dstanton@imiglobal.com HUB International Southwest 213 1st Street HUB International is one of the Eaton, CO 80615 insurance largest insurance brokerages in North (970) 454-0686 Agri-Services Agency America. We present you with the most Fax: (970) 454-8774 Agri-Services Agency (ASA) was competitive terms and pricing available brian@crossroadsinsurance.com created more than 30 years ago to in agriculture insurance protection. bring affordable insurance programs Casey Wiederspan Our Denver Office has the agriculture 213 1st Street to farmers and other agribusiness based insurance market knowledge you Eaton, CO 80615 owners, their families, and their require. (970) 454-0686 employees. ASA offers a variety of Eric Slinger competitively priced, high-quality Fax: (970) 454-8774 1125 17th Street Suite 900 benefit programs designed to give casey@crossroadsinsurance.com Denver, CO 80202 agribusiness owners a competitive edge (303) 382-5162 Flood & Peterson and to help attract and retain good Fax: (866) 243-0727 Specializing in Agribusiness Insurance. employees. We offer a competitive eric.slinger@hubinternational.com Broker for CLA’s Workers Comp group workers’ compensation and farm www.hubinternational.com insurance packages, as well as health, program. Brian Schiller life and dental. J-9 Insurance Agency PO Box 578 Michael Redmond Terry Gertge Greeley, CO 80632 1613 Pelican Lakes Point PO Box 1325 (970) 356-0123 Windsor, CO 80550 Ault, CO 80610 Cell: (970) 356-2543 (970) 647-6900 (970) 834-2009 Fax: (970) 506-6840 michael.redmond@agriFax: (970) 834-2127 bschiller@floodpeterson.com servicesagency.com terry@j9insure.com www.agri-servicesagency.com www.j9crop.com www.floodpeterson.com

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Pinnacol Assurance

CLAs Work Comp Insurance Carrier. David Branch 7501 East Lowry Blvd Denver, CO 80230 (303) 361-4273 Fax: (303) 361-5273 david.branch@pinnacol.com Joe Newhouse 7501 East Lowry Blvd Denver, CO 80230 (303) 361-4763 Fax: (303) 361-5763 joe.newhouse@pinnacol.com David Knell 7501 East Lowry Blvd Denver, CO 80230 (303) 361-4144 Fax: (303) 361-5145 david.knell@pinnacol.com

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Silveus Insurance Group Aaron Tattersall 17011 Lincoln Avenue PMB387 Parker, CO 80134 (303) 854-7016 Fax: (866) 871-3606 aaron.tattersall@cropins.net www.cropins.net

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Traci Tattersall 17011 Lincoln Avenue PMB 387 Parker, CO 80134 (303) 886-0102 Fax: (866) 871-3606 traci.tattersall@cropins.net

The Hartford Livestock Department

Feedlot Livestock Insurance, Pasture Livestock, Truck Cargo Insurance, Horse & Bull Mortality Insurance Jay Huntwork PO Box 2255 Omaha, NE 68103 (402) 952-0559 Fax: (785) 743-2650 jay.huntwork@thehartford.com www.hartfordlivestock.com Caleb Maxwell 932 Wildcat Run Gardner, KS 66030 (785) 282-0683 Fax: (877) 513-1970 caleb.maxwell@thehartford.com Michael Sergeant 777 Minnewawa Avenue #22 Clovis, CA 93612 (888) 299-5424 Fax: (559) 297-4981 msergeant@thehartford.com

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legal services Hamilton Faatz, PC

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meat processing Double J Meat Packing

Brad Jones Attorneys with extensive experience PO Box 819 in many practice areas covering most Greeley, CO 80632 legal matters, yet small enough to have personal, close touch with every client. (970) 353-4121 Fax: (970) 353-5976 Ranch, Farm & Water - Real Estate - Estate Planning & Administration - greeley@producerslivestock.com Oil & Gas - Litigation. www.producerslivestock.com Clyde Faatz, Jr. 5105 DTC Parkway Vivian Reed Suite 475 PO Box 819 Greenwood Village, CO 80111 Greeley, CO 80632 (303) 830-0500 greeley@producerslivestock.com Fax: (303) 860-7855 cafaatz@hamiltonfaatz.com www.producerslivestock.com www.hamiltonfaatz.com

Custom butchering and processing of beef, bison and lamb. Rinse and chill available for beef and bison. Kelli Crider 726 West Main Pierce, CO 80650 (970) 834-1388 Fax: (970) 834-9727 kelli@doublejinc.com www.doublejcuts.com

JBS International Beef Sales Mark Gustafson 1770 Promontory Circle Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 506-7637 Fax: (970) 506-8333 mark.gustafson@jbssa.com www.jbssa.com

marketing services Roggen Farmers Elevator Association

Livestock Marketing Association

Grain elevator. Buying and selling

A trade association representing the livestock marketing sector providing their members with industry information, legal assistance, insurance, business operating systems and legislative/regulatory services. Mark MacKey 10510 NW Ambassador Drive Kansas City, MO 64153 (800) 821-2048 mmackey@lmaweb.com www.lmaweb.com Roy Barta 10510 NW Ambassador Drive Kansas City, MO 64153 rbarta@lmaweb.com www.lmaweb.com

grain for the feedlot industry. Keith DeVoe Box 8 Roggen, CO 80652 (303) 849-5506 Fax: (303) 849-5508 kdevoe@roggenfarmerselev.com / ssteinbar@roggenfarmerselev.com

real estate Agri-Enterprises, Inc.

A real estate company in Fort Collins dealing in primarily agricultural real estate, water rights, and ag related businesses along the front range, eastern Colorado, eastern Wyoming and western Nebraska. Les Gelvin 420 Street Howes Bld A, Suite 103 Fort Collins, CO 80521 (970) 221-2607 Fax: (970) 221-2077 les@agrienterprises.com www.agrienterprises.com

rendering DAR PRO Solutions a Darling / Griffin Brand

US Premium Beef

“Darling International Inc. is Americas leading provider of rendering, recycling and recovery solutions to the nations food industry.” Producers of edible, inedible tallows, feeding fats, and meat and bone meal for your animal nutritional needs. Ken Kage 5800 York Street Denver, CO 80216 (303) 295-7551 Fax: (303) 294-9154 kkage@darlingii.com www.darpro.com

1/3 Page Horizontal CLA Magazine B&W Compass Ag Solutions Sears Marketing Services, LLC July 28, 2015 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 nations fourth largest beef packer. Over 2,100 producers from 36 states have marketed cattle through USPB. Tracy Thomas PO Box 20103 Kansas City, MO 64195 (866) 877-2525 Fax: (816) 713-8810 tracy.thomas@uspb.com www.uspremiumbeef.com

Alan Sears 61 Westward Way Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 454-3986 Fax: (970) 237-3028 alan.sears@aksears.com

Jim Irwin 5800 York Street Denver, CO 80216 (303) 295-7551 Fax: (303) 294-9154 jirwin@darlingii.com www.darpro.com

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

GeneSeek/Igenity/Neogen Jim Gibb 1002 Turnberry Circle Louisville, CO 80027 (303) 664-9494 jgibb@neogen.com www.neogen.com

rodent bait Liphatech, Inc. (ROZOL)

Jim Knuth 104 Applewood Court DVM’s TempTrack® system combines the world€™s most reliable temperature Council Bluffs, NE 51503 (888) 331-7900 monitoring equipment and Fax: (414) 247-8166 sophisticated analytical software. knuthj@liphatech.com Rob Stanley www.liphatech.com 3115 35th Avenue Greeley, CO 80634 Scimetrics Ltd. Corp. (970) 506-4044 Scimetrics is the manufacturer of rob.stanley@dvmsystems.com Kaput Rodenticides. We are a Family www.dvmsystems.com Owned, American Made product based

DVM Systems, LLC

Scott Asnicar (970) 506-4044 scott.asnicar@dvmsystems.com Bud Stanley (970) 506-4044 bud.stanley@dvmsystems.com Kevin Wild (970) 506-4044 kevin.wild@dvmssystems.com

Honnen has the John Deere construction equipment you need to keep your operation running smoothly. Count on Honnen Equipment for all your equipment parts, sales, service and rentals.

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veterinary services Production Animal Consultation

Consortium of Veterinarians and Nutritionists dedicated to the disciplines of Veterinary Medicine, Nutrition, Stockmanship, Husbandry, and Facility design. Providing meaningful Management Consultation, Research, and Diagnostics. Dr. Doug Ford 215 Hospital Road Brush, CO 80723 (970) 842-5344 drdougf@hotmail.com www.pacdvms.com

jen@kaputproducts.com

transportation J.E. Miller Transportation Jim Miller PO Box 237 La Salle, CO 80645 Ron Antista PO Box 237 La Salle, CO 80645 (970) 284-5556

Mortec Industries, Inc.

Dr. Tom Noffsinger (970) 842-5344

Industrial and farm scale weighing systems, sales and services of all types. Includes Rice Lake and Unibridge truck in Wellington, Colorado. We proudly support CLA and offer Special Pricing scales, single animal livestock scales, programs on Gopher and Prairie Dog Digi-Star feed tuck scales, and GSE programmable weight indicators. baits for members. Joe Kral III Mark Jones PO Box 977 PO Box 1045 Brush, CO 80723 Wellington, CO 80549 (970) 842-5063 (970) 482-1330 Fax: (970) 842-5061 Fax: (970) 482-1885 joe@mortecscales.com mark@kaputproducts.com www.mortecscales.com www.kaputproducts.com

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

1- 800- 646- 6 6 3 6

ENGINEERING AGRICULTURE

reproduction

Veterinary Research Consulting Services, LLC Production feedlot veterinary medicine and research. Dr. Del Miles 5626 West 19th Street, Suite A Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 330-1101 vrcsmiles@aol.com www.vrcsllc.com Dr. Karen C. Rogers (970) 330-1101 Fax: (970) 330-1106

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Environmental Consulting CAFO Compliance Recordkeeping Livestock Engineering Design

Services

Irrigation Design Assessments Permitting SPCC Travis Hertneky, PE

travis@thengineeringonline.com

Elliot De Jongh, PE Erin Kress

719-661-6209

elliot@thengineeringonline.com erin@thengineeringonline.com

www.thengineeringonline.com

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Resource Directory colorado state contacts

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

Special Policy Advisor to the Governor for Water John Stulp 1313 Sherman Street Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-3441 john.stulp@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

Colorado Department of Agriculture (CDA) Commissioner of Agriculture

R E S O U R C E

Don Brown 305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 869-9000 don.brown@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

CDA-Animal Industry Division State Veterinarian

Dr. Keith Roehr 305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 869-9130 keith.roehr@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

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CDA-Board of Stock Inspection (Brand Board) Chris Whitney

305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 869-9160 chris.whitney@state.co.us www.colorado.gov/ag/brands

CDA-Feed Program

Laurel Hamling 305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 867-9221 laurel.hamling@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

CDA-Inspection and Consumer Services Steve Bornmann

305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 867-9202 steve.bornmann@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

CDA-Measurements and Standards Nick Brechun

305 Interlocken Parkway Broomfield, CO 80021 (303) 867-9232 nick.brechun@state.co.us www.ag.state.co.us

CDA-Rocky Mountain Regional Animal Health Lab Lab Director Tiffany Brigher

2331 W 31st Avenue Denver, CO 80211 (303) 477-0049 Fax: (303) 458-7857

Department of Local Affairs Environmental Ag Program Executive Director Irv Halter

1313 Sherman Street, Room 518 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-2771 irv.halter@state.co.us www.colorado.gov

Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Mike King

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

DNR- Division of Water Resources State Engineer Dick Wolfe

1313 Sherman Street, Room 818 Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-3581 Fax: (303) 866-3581 dick.wolfe@state.co.us water.state.co.us

Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) Environmental Ag Program Program Manager Sean Scott

4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Denver, CO 80246 (303) 692-3465 Fax: (303) 782-4969 sean.scott@state.co.us www.cdphe.state.co.us

Program Coordinator Chad DeVolin

(303) 692-3520 Fax: (303) 782-4969 chad.devolin@state.co.us www.cdphe.state.co.us

Environmental Protection Specialists Thaine Kramer (303) 692-3523

thaine.kramer@state.co.us

Bonnie Laws

(303) 692-2499 bonnie.laws@state.co.us

Mike Sherry

(303) 692-3614 mike.sherry@state.co.us

CDPHE-Air Pollution Control Division Director William Allison

4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Denver, CO 80246 (303) 692-3114 Fax: (303) 782-4969 william.allison@state.co.us

CDPHE- Water Quality Control Division Director Larry Wolk

4300 Cherry Creek Drive South Denver, CO 80246 (303) 692-3500 Fax: (303) 782-0390 www.cdphe.state.co.us

Department of Revenue Barbara Brohl

1375 Sherman Denver, CO 80261 (303) 866-5610 edo@spike.dor.state.us

Department of Transportation Shailen Bhatt

4201 East Arkansas #277 Denver, CO 80222-3406 (303) 757-9011 www.coloradodot.info

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Office of Economic Development Fiona Arnold

1625 Broadway, Suite 1700 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 892-3840 Fax: (303) 892-3848 fiona.arnold@state.co.us

Port of Entry Headquarters Office Contact

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

State House of Representatives Office Contact

200 East Colfax Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-2904

State Senate Office Contact

200 East Colfax Denver, CO 80203 (303) 866-2316

colorado state university

Office of the President President Tony Frank

Executive Associate Dean James Pritchett

121 Shepardson Building Fort Collins, CO 80523-1101 (970) 491-5496 Fax: (970) 491-4895 james.pritchett@colostate.edu

Animal Science Department Department Head Kevin Pond

1171 Animal Science Room 140C Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-7295 Fax: (970) 491-5326 kevin.pond@colostate.edu www.ansci.colostate.edu

Jason Ahola

1171 Animal Science Room 18 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-3312 Fax: (970) 491-5326 jason.ahola@colostate.edu

Shawn Archibeque

1171 Animal Science Room 16 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-6649 Fax: (970) 491-5326 shawn.archibeque@colostate.edu

Shane Bedwell

1171 Animal Science Room 145B Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-8093 Fax: (970) 491-5326 shane.bedwell@colostate.edu

102 Administration Building Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6211 Fax: (970) 491-0501 tony.frank@colostate.edu www.colostate.edu

Keith Belk

Office of the Provost

Stephan Coleman

Rick Miranda

102 Administration Building Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6614 Fax: (970) 491-0215 provost@provost.colostate.edu www.colostate.edu

College of Agricultural Sciences Dean Ajay Menon

121 Shepardson Building Fort Collins, CO 80523-1101 (970) 491-6274 Fax: (970) 491-4895 cas_deanmain@mail.colostate.edu www.agsci.colostate.edu

www.coloradolivestock.org

1171 Animal Science Room 37 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-5826 Fax: (970) 491-5326 keith.belk@colostate.edu 1171 Animal Science Room 10 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-2681 Fax: (970) 491-5326 stephan.coleman@colostate.edu

Terry Engle

1171 Animal Science Room 4 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-3597 Fax: (970) 491-5326 terry.engle@colostate.edu

Mark Enns

1171 Animal Science Room 12 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-2722 Fax: (970) 491-5326 mark.enns@colostate.edu

Temple Grandin

1171 Animal Science Room 55 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 229-0703 Fax: (970) 491-5326 cheryl.miller@colostate.edu

Hyungchul Han

1171 Animal Science Room 24 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-6923 Fax: (970) 491-5326 hyungchul.han@colostate.edu

Brett Kirch

1171 Animal Science Room 28 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-6642 Fax: (970) 491-5326 brett.kirch@colostate.edu

Steve LeValley

1171 Animal Science Room 7 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-1321 Fax: (970) 491-5326 steve.levalley@colostate.edu

John Matsushima

1171 Animal Science Room 21 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-6924 Fax: (970) 491-5326 matsushi@lamar.colostate.edu

Kraig Peel

1171 Animal Science Room 53 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 Fax: (970) 491-5326 lynn.delmore@colostate.edu

1171 Animal Science Room 9 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-6928 Fax: (970) 491-5326 kraig.peel@colostate.edu

Robert Delmore

Noa Roman-Muniz

Lynn Delmore

1171 Animal Science Room 50 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-7093 Fax: (970) 491-5326 robert.delmore@colostate.edu

1171 Animal Science Room 13 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-6022 Fax: (970) 491-5326 noa.roman-muniz@colostate.edu

John Sofos 1171 Animal Science Room 42 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-7703 Fax: (970) 491-5326 john.sofos@colostate.edu

Scott Speider 1171 Animal Science Room 6 Ft Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-5419 Fax: (970) 491-5326 scott.speider@colostate.edu

Daryl Tatum 1171 Animal Science Room 154 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-6530 Fax: (970) 491-5326 j.daryl.tatum@colostate.edu

Milt Thomas 1171 Animal Science Room 3 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-5348 Fax: (970) 491-5326 milt.thomas@colostate.edu

John Wagner 1171 Animal Science Room 22 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-2174 Fax: (970) 491-5326 john.wagner@colostate.edu

William Wailes 1171 Animal Science Room 21 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-5390 Fax: (970) 491-5326 w.wailes@colostate.edu

R E S O U R C E

Dale Woerner 1171 Animal Science Room 48 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-7615 Fax: (970) 491-5326 dale.woerner@colostate.edu

Hua Yang 1171 Animal Science Room 38 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1171 (970) 491-8272 Fax: (970) 491-5326 hua.yang@colostate.edu

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Department of Agricultural and Resource Economics Department Head Gregory Perry Clark Building B320 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6955 Fax: (970) 491-2067 greg.perry@colostate.edu dare.colostate.edu

Norman Dalsted Clark Building B320 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-5627 Fax: (970) 491-2067 norman.dalsted@colostate.edu

Stephen Koontz Clark Building B320 Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-7032 Fax: (970) 491-2067 stephen.koontz@colostate.edu

Department of Crop and Soil Science Department Head Eugene Kelly Plant Sciences Building Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6501 Fax: (970) 491-0564 eugene.kelly@colostate.edu www.soilcrop.colostate.edu

R E S O U R C E

Troy Bauder Plant Sciences Building Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-4923 Fax: (970) 491-0564 troy.bauder@colostate.edu

Jessica Davis Plant Sciences Building Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-1913 Fax: (970) 491-6201 jessica.davis@colostate.edu

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Jay Ham

Plant Sciences Building Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-4112 Fax: (970) 491-0564 jay.ham@colostate.edu

College of Agricultural Sciences Development Office Director Nick Lobejko

122 Shepardson Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-7686 nick.lobejko@colostate.edu

College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Dean Mark Stetter

1601 Campus Delivery Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-7051 Fax: (970) 491-2250 mark.stetter@colostate.edu

Department of Clinical Sciences Frank Garry

Arapahoe County Extension Kacy Aktinson

5804 South Datura Street Littleton, CO 80120 (303) 738-7940 katkinson@co.arapahoe.co.us www.coopext.colostate.edu/arapahoe

Golden Plains Extension Office Contact

310 Ash, Suite B Wray, CO 80758 (970) 332-4151 Fax: (970) 332-4165 goldenplains.colostate.edu

Jefferson County Extension Rusty Collins

15200 West 6th Avenue, Suite C Golden, CO 80401 (303) 271-6620 Fax: (303) 271-6620 rcollins@jeffco.us www.jeffcoextension.org

Logan County Extension

1601 Campus Delivery Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 297-5000 Fax: (970) 297-4100 franklyn.garry@colostate.edu

Megan Jedlicka

Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory

Morgan County Co-op Extension

Barbara Powers

300 West Drake Ft Collins, CO 80526 (970) 297-1281 Fax: (970) 297-0320 barb.powers@colostate.edu www.dlab.colostate.edu

508 South 10th Avenue # 1 Sterling, CO 80751 (970) 522-3200 ext.282 megan.jedlicka@colostate.edu

Marlin Eisenach

PO Box 517 Ft Morgan, CO 80701 (970) 542-3543 Fax: (970) 542-3541 eisenach@ext.colostate.edu

Weld County Extension engagement/extension colorado office of

Keith Maxey

Director Lou Swanson

Campus Delivery 4040 Fort Collins, CO 80523-1050 (970) 491-2785 louis.swanson@colostate.edu www.ext.colostate.edu

525 North 15th Avenue Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 304-6535 Fax: (970) 304-6535 ext.2081 kmaxey@co.weld.co.us www.co.weld.co.us/departments/ csuextensionweld

csu agricultural experiment stations Deputy Director Dr. Jeffrey Steiner 121 Shepardson Building Fort Collins, CO 80523 (970) 491-6839 Fax: (970) 491-4895 jeffrey.steiner@colostate.edu www.agsci.colostate.edu

Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center (ARDEC)

Jennifer Bornhoft 4616 NE Frontage Road Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 491-2544 Fax: (970) 491-2355 jennifer.bornhoft@colostate.edu www.colostate.edu/orgs/ardec/

Eastern Colorado Research Center Doug Couch

26204 CR 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 Avenue SW Washington, DC 20250 (202) 720-3631 Fax: (202) 720-3631

USDA- Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS)

Western Region Vet in Charge Sunny Geiser-Novtny, DVM, MS 755 Parfet Street, Suite 136 Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 231-5385 Fax: (303) 231-5385 sunny.geiser-novtny@aphis.usda.gov www.aphis.usda.gov

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USDA- Market News Randy Hammerstrom

3459 West 20th Street Suite 223A Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 353-9750 Fax: (970) 353-9790 randy.hammerstrom@ams.usda.gov www.ams.usda.gov/lsmarketnews

USDA-National Ag Statistics Service Bill Meyer

Denver Federal Center Building 67, Room 630 Denver, CO 80225 (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 Street Lakewood, CO 80215 (303) 239-3600 co_info@blm.gov

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy

1200 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington, DC 20460 (202) 564-4700 Fax: (202) 564-4700

EPA- Region 8

Region 8 Administrator Shaun McGrath 1595 Wynkoop Street Denver, CO 80202-1129 (303) 312-6312 Fax: (303) 312-6882 r8eisc@epa.gov

Region 8 Agriculture Advisor Rebecca Perrin 1595 Wynkoop Street Denver, CO 80202-1129 (303) 312-6311 Fax: (303) 312-6882 r8eisc@epa.gov perrin.rebecca@epa.gov

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Denver District Office Contact

1 Denver Federal Center Building 20 Denver, CO 80225-0087 (303) 236-3017

www.coloradolivestock.org

Food Safety & Inspection Service (FSIS) Office Contact

1400 Independence Avenue 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 State Conservationist Clint Evans

Denver Federal Center Building 56, Room 2604 Denver, CO 80225 (720) 544-2810 ext: 2802 Fax: (720) 544-2965 clinton.evans@co.usda.gov

Conservation Engineer John Andrews

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

Packers/Stockyards Administration John Barthel

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

U.S. Dept. of Interior Secretary of Interior Sally Jewell

1849 C Street NW Washington, DC 20240 (202) 208-6416

national organizations

American Farm Bureau Bob Stallman President

600 Maryland Avenue SW Suite 800 Washington, DC 20024 (202) 406-3604

American National CattleWomen, Inc. Kathryn Carruth Executive Director

9110 East Nichols Avenue Suite 302 Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 850-3441 ancw@ancw.org www.ancw.org

American Sheep Industry Association Peter Orwick Executive Director

9785 South Maroon Circle Suite 360 Centennial, CO 80112-2692 (303) 771-3500 www.sheepusa.org

Animal Agriculture Alliance Kay Johnson Smith President and CEO

2101 Wilson Blvd, Suite 916-B Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 562-5160 info@animalagalliance.org www.animalalliance.org

CattleFax

Randy Blach Chief Executive Officer

9110 East Nichols Avenue Suite 301 Centennial, CO 80112 (800) 825-7525 randy@cattlefax.com www.cattlefax.com

U.S. Dept. of Labor

National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

Frances Perkins Building Washington, DC 20210 (866) 487-2365 Fax: (866) 487-2365 www.dol.gov

9110 E Nichols Avenue, Suite 300 Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 694-0305 Fax: (303) 694-2857 kfrazier@beef.org

Deputy Secretary Seth Harris

Kendal Frazier Interim Chief Executive Officer

Colin Woodall Vice President of Government Affairs 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Suite. 300 Washigton, DC 20004-1701 (202) 347-0228 Fax: (202) 638-0607 cwoodall@beef.org

Daren Williams Senior Executive Director, Communications 9110 E Nichols Avenue, Suite 300 Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 241-2419 dwilliams@beef.org

Cattlemen’s Beef Board Polly Ruhland Cheif Executive Officer 9000 East Nichols Avenue, Suite 215 Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 220-9890 Fax: (303) 220-9280 pruhland@beefboard.com www.beefboard.org

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

National Farmers Union Roger Johnson President 20 F Street NW, Suite 300 Washington, DC 20001 (202) 554-1500 Fax: (202) 479-7246 rjohnson@nfudc.org

R E S O U R C E

www.nfu.org

National Milk Producers Federation Jim Mulhern President and CEO 2101 Wilson Blvd., Suite 400 Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 243-6111 info@nmpf.org

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National Pork Board Chris Novak

1776 NW 114th Street Clive, IA 50325 (515) 223-2600 Fax: (515) 223-2600 cnovak@pork.org

National Pork Producer’s Council

Chief Executive Officer Neil Dierks 10644 Justin Drive Urbandale, IA 50322 (515) 278-8012 Fax: (515) 278-8014 dierksn@nppc.org www.nppc.org

U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Phil Seng

1855 Blake Street, Suite. 200 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-6328 Fax: (303) 623-0297 www.usmef.org

Jim Herlihy

1855 Blake Street, Suite. 200 Denver, CO 80202 (303) 623-6328 Fax: (303) 623-0297 jherlihy@usmef.org

National Western Stock Show President and CEO Paul Andrews

4655 Humboldt Street Denver, CO 80216 (303) 297-1166

state organizations

R E S O U R C E

Colorado Agriculture Council Chad Vorthman, Chair

9177 East Mineral Circle Englewood, CO 80112-3494 (303) 749-7500 cvorthmann@colofb.com

Colorado Agricultural Leadership Program Angie Cue

9177 East Mineral Circle Centennial, CO 80112 (303) 547-5963 angie@coloagleaders.org

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Colorado Ag Water Alliance

Colorado Farm Bureau

(970) 522-9302 cbartlet@kci.net coagwater.colostate.edu

9177 East Mineral Circle Englewood, CO 80112-3494 (303) 749-7500 Fax: (303) 749-7703 cvorthmann@colofb.com www.coloradofarmbureau.com

Charlie Bartlett

Colorado Beef Council Fred Lombardi Executive Director

789 Sherman Street, Suite. 105 Denver, CO 80203-3530 (303) 830-7892 Fax: (303) 830-7896 fred@cobeef.com www.cobeef.com

Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Terry Fankhauser 8833 Ralston Road Arvada, CO 80002 (303) 431-6422 terry@coloradocattle.org

Colorado Cooperative Council Sue Hine

749 South Lemay Avenue A3 Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 491-7370 Fax: (970) 491-7665 sue.hine@business.colostate.edu

Colorado Corn Grower’s Association

Chief Executive Officer Mark Sponsler

127 22nd Street Greeley, CO 80631 (970) 351-8201 Fax: (970) 351-8203 msponsler@coloradocorn.com www.coloradocorn.com

Colorado Dairy Herd Information Association John Kennedy

122 1st Street Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 353-9818 Fax: (970) 353-0015 codhia@info2000.net

Chad Vorthman Executive Director

Colorado Foundation for Agriculture Bette Blinde Executive Director

PO Box 10 Livermore, CO 80536 (970) 881-2902 Fax: (925) 885-2902 bblinde@growingyourfuture.com www.growingyourfuture.com

Colorado Horse Council/ Rocky Mtn. Horse Expo Bill Scebbi

420 E 58th Avenue, #145 Brighton, CO 80601 (303) 292-4981 Fax: (303) 293-2412 chc@coloradohorsecouncil.com www.coloradohorsecouncil.com

Colorado Livestock Association Bill Hammerich Chief Executive Officer

2425 35th Avenue, Suite 202 Greeley, CO 80634 (970) 378-0500 Fax: (970) 378-1962 bhammerich@coloradolivestock.org www.coloradolivestock.org

Colorado Pork Producer’s Council Joyce Kelly Executive Director PO Box 116 Lucerne, CO 80646 (970) 356-4964 jkelly@copork.org www.copork.org

Colorado Egg Prodcuers

Colorado Association of Wheat Growers

15121 County Road 32 Platteville, CO 80651 (970) 785-2889 jwilkins@morningfresh.com www.coloradoeggproducers.com

4026 South Timberline Road Suite 100 Fort Collins, CO 80525 (970) 449-6994 Fax: (970) 449-6999 www.coloradowheat.org

Jerry Wilkins Executive Director

Executive Director

Colorado Wool Grower’s Association Bonnie Brown Executive Director

PO Box 292 Delta, CO 81416 (970) 874-1433 Fax: (970) 874-4170 cwgawool@aol.com www.coloradosheep.org

Colorado Veterinary Medical Association Ralph Johnson Executive Director 191 Yuma Street Denver, CO 80223 (303) 318-0447 Fax: (303) 318-0450 info@colovma.org www.colovma.org

Rocky Mountain Agribusiness Association Mike Dodge

3030 West 81st Avenue Westminster, CO 80031 (303) 280-5208 Fax: (303) 458-0002 info@rmagbiz.org www.rmagbiz.org

Rocky Mountain Farmer's Union Ben Rainbolt Executive Director

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

T-Bone Club

Tim Magnuson

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

Western Dairy Association President and CEO Cynthia French

12000 N Washington Street, Suite 175 Thornton, CO 80241 (303) 451-7711 Fax: (303) 451-0411 cfrench@westerndairyassociation.org www.westerndairyassociation.org

Colorado Livestock Association


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Ackerman, Mike............................ 70 Adam, Thomas............................... 58 Ahola, Jason.................................... 83 Aktinson, Kacy............................... 84 Alexander, Robert.......................... 78 Alexander, Elly............................... 78 Allen, Tad........................................ 75 Allison, William............................. 82 Altenburg, William........................ 58 Ament, Don.................................... 58 Amundson, David......................... 64 Anderson, Don............................... 71 Anderson, James............................ 58 Anderson, Lewis............................ 64 Anderson, Andrea......................... 65 Andrews, John................................ 85 Andrews, Paul................................ 86 Antista, Ron.................................... 81 Archibeque, Shawn........................ 83 Armendarez, Ray........................... 72 Armstrong, Roy.............................. 61 Arnold, Becky................................. 78 Arnold, Fiona................................. 83 Asnicar, Scott.................................. 81

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Bader, Kelly..................................... 59 Bader, Ira......................................... 59 Bader, Randy................................... 59 Badding, Chris............................... 75 Bailey, Josh...................................... 72 Bamford, J Kent.............................. 59 Bamford, Chad............................... 59 Barta, Roy........................................ 80 Barthel, John................................... 85 Bartlett, Charlie.............................. 86 Bashor, Joel...................................... 62 Bashor, Millard............................... 62 Batt, Shailen.................................... 82 Bath, Keith...................................... 63 Bauder, Troy.................................... 84 Bay, Kimber.................................... 76 Beauprez, Mark.............................. 59 Bedwell, Shane................................ 83 Belk, Keith....................................... 83 Benjamin, Glenn............................ 59 Bernhardt, Tim.............................. 59 Betschart, Wade............................. 73 Binnendyk, Hendrik...................... 61 Binnendyk, Nelly........................... 61 Blach, Dave..................................... 59

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Blach, Jeremy.................................. 59 Blach, Randy................................... 85 Blackstock, Randi........................... 60 Bledsoe, Robert.............................. 59 Bledsoe, Lucile................................ 59 Bledsoe, Grant................................ 59 Bledsoe Jr., Christopher................ 59 Bledsoe, Sr., Christopher.............. 59 Blickenstaff, Dave........................... 71 Blinde, Bette.................................... 86 Blythe, Meghan.............................. 62 Bonsall, Sandie............................... 75 Bornhoft, Jennifer.......................... 84 Bornhoft II, Tom............................ 66 Bornmann, Steve............................ 82 Boyles, Snuffy................................. 74 Bradney, Ken.................................. 59 Branch, David................................. 79 Bratton, Daniel............................... 74 Brechun, Nick................................. 82 Bregar, Nancy................................. 58 Bregar, Tom..................................... 58 Brenner, Heidi................................ 71 Brigher, Tiffany.............................. 82 Brink, Philip.................................... 73 Britton, Kathryn............................. 79 Brohl, Barbara................................ 82 Brophy, Des..................................... 58 Brophy, Doug.................................. 59 Brothers, Jason............................... 73 Brown, Ronnie............................... 61 Brown, Don.................................... 82 Brown, Bonnie................................ 86 Broyles, Bill..................................... 59 Bruskivage, Steve............................ 74 Bryant, Tony................................... 62 Buck, Brady P.................................. 64 Buck, Rex......................................... 67 Butler, Judd..................................... 62 Buyers, Matt.................................... 72

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Cain, Olivia..................................... 73 Caldwell, John................................ 62 Campbell, Sara............................... 60 Carlson, Shawn.............................. 70 Carlson, Dick.................................. 75 Carruth, Kathryn........................... 85 Castle, Clifton................................. 71 Chapin, Foy..................................... 60 Chapin, Gertie................................ 60 Checketts, Randy........................... 74 Christensen, Eric............................ 60

Coady, Gary.................................... 79 Coleman, Stephan.......................... 83 Collins, Rusty.................................. 84 Conner, Steve.................................. 76 Conrad, Bill..................................... 77 Cooksey, Mark................................ 75 Cooley, Ben..................................... 77 Cope, Todd..................................... 70 Corah, Thomas............................... 72 Corley, Doug................................... 75 Corman, Greg................................. 72 Corman, Bruce............................... 60 Cornelius, Warren......................... 75 Couch, Doug.................................. 84 Cox, Matt......................................... 72 Craig, Chris..................................... 76 Craven, Joe...................................... 62 Craven, Vic...................................... 62 Crider, Kelli..................................... 80 Crist, Ted......................................... 76 Croissant, James............................. 60 Crowder, Farrel.............................. 77 Crowder, Boyd................................ 66 Cue, Angie....................................... 86 Curby, Ben...................................... 78

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Dailey, Craig................................... 76 Dalsted, Norman............................ 84 Daniel, Mick................................... 75 Danielson, Mike............................. 60 Danielson, Don.............................. 64 Danner, Russ................................... 62 Datteri, Brett................................... 78 Davis, Charlie................................. 70 Davis, Shane.................................... 74 Davis, Donald................................. 60 Davis, Jessica................................... 84 Day, Jim........................................... 58 De Jongh, Elliot.............................. 74 DeBrie, Brian.................................. 65 DeJager, AJ...................................... 62 DeJager, Jessica............................... 62 Delmore, Lynn................................ 83 Delmore, Robert............................ 83 DeMoss, Bill.................................... 71 Denham, Lanny............................. 60 Denham, Patsy............................... 60 Deshayes, Judy................................ 66 DeVoe, Keith................................... 80 DeVolin, Chad................................ 82 DeVries, Garrett............................. 64 Dib, Marco...................................... 76

Dierks, Neil..................................... 86 Dinis, Norm.................................... 60 Dinis, Bill......................................... 60 Docheff, Jay..................................... 60 Docheff, Joe..................................... 60 Docheff, Jr., Jim.............................. 59 Docheff, Sr., Jim............................. 60 Docheff, Justin................................ 60 Dodge, Mike................................... 86 Douthit, Glen.................................. 60 Duke III, Ben.................................. 61 Dye, Terence................................... 60 Dyjak, Susan................................... 76 Dyjak, Henry.................................. 76

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Earles, Jeff........................................ 77 Edstrom, Steve................................ 66 Edwards, John................................ 63 Eisenach, Marlin............................ 84 Eldred, Peter................................... 63 Eldred, Tammie.............................. 63 Elliott, Ben...................................... 59 Ellzey, Gege..................................... 63 Elze, Mike........................................ 66 Engle, Terry..................................... 83 Enns, Mark...................................... 83 Evans, Clint..................................... 85 Eyl, Aaron........................................ 72

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Faatz, Jr., Clyde............................... 80 Fankhauser, Terry.......................... 86 Farmer, Erick.................................. 61 Faulkner, Mike................................ 61 Faulkner, Chad............................... 61 Feldpausch, Charles................. 60, 63 Feldpausch, Nora..................... 60, 63 Fields, David................................... 71 Fiolkoski, Steve............................... 65 Fitzgerald, Andrew........................ 78 Fix, Curtis........................................ 58 Fix, Jeremy...................................... 58 Flaschenriem, Mel......................... 63 Flesher, Mike................................... 77 Floyd, Jason..................................... 62 Foley, John....................................... 62 Foos, Mark...................................... 64 Ford, Dr. Doug............................... 81 Frank, Tony..................................... 83 Frasier, Mark................................... 60 Frasier,Chris.................................... 61 Frasier, Joe....................................... 65 Frasier, Cindy................................. 65

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Gabel, Christine....................... 63, 72 Gabel, Steve..................................... 63 Gabel, Case..................................... 63 Gabel, Audrey................................. 63 Gabel, Kelsi..................................... 63 Gallegos, Pat................................... 58 Gamel, Bud..................................... 59 Garcia, Joseph................................. 82 Garnier, Chris................................. 70 Garrett, Jeff...................................... 72 Garry, Frank.................................... 84 Gebauer, Stuart............................... 75 Geiser-Novtny, Sunny................... 84 Gelvin, Les....................................... 80 Gerber, Clay.................................... 74 Gertge, Terry................................... 79 Gibb, Jim.......................................... 81 Gleason, Jim.................................... 66 Glick, Kevin.................................... 71 Godsey, Don................................... 58 Godsey, Ryan.................................. 58 Goetz, Allan.................................... 79 Golding, Emily............................... 77 Goodell, Greg................................. 70 Gorsuch, Davy................................ 61 Goss, Mike...................................... 66 Goss, Tamie..................................... 66 Gould, Guy...................................... 61 Graff, Ted......................................... 61 Grandin, Temple............................ 83 Greenly, Justin................................ 62 Greiman, Chad............................... 71 Guerin , Demi................................. 64 Gustafson, Mark............................. 80

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Haake, Mark................................... 75 Hadeen, Doug................................ 78 Halde, Kamber............................... 63 Halter, Irv........................................ 82 Ham, Stan........................................ 61 Ham, Jay.......................................... 84 Hamling, Laurel............................. 82 Hammerich, Bill............................. 86 Hammerstrom, Randy.................. 85 Han, Hyungchul............................. 83 Haren, Thomas............................... 73 Harris, Deondriea.......................... 75 Harris, Seth..................................... 85 Harting, Marshall........................... 73 Hasbrouck, Jay................................ 60 Hatch, Donna................................. 79 Hatch, Kevin................................... 81 Hatch, Joseph.................................. 61 Hatz, Stephen ................................. 77 Heinze, Lynn................................... 85 Heitkemper, Nick........................... 78 Henrickson, Gary.......................... 59 Henrickson, Jerod.......................... 59

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Herlihy, Jim..................................... 86 Hertneky, Travis............................. 74 Hett, Jim.......................................... 59 Heupel, Kurt................................... 61 Heupel, Carol.................................. 61 Hickenlooper, John........................ 82 Hickert, John............................ 61, 62 Hickert, Roger.......................... 61, 62 Hickert, Diane................................ 61 Hickert, Jay...................................... 62 Hicks, Larry.................................... 73 Hill, Paul.......................................... 77 Hine, Sue......................................... 86 Hinton, Jordan................................ 79 Hlawati, Marty............................... 74 Hoff, Joe........................................... 61 Hoffner, Eric................................... 77 Holtorf, Tom................................... 65 Homm, Justin................................. 71 Hop, Brian....................................... 58 Horton, Trent............................ 60, 61 Horton, Dallas................................ 61 Horton, Travis................................ 61 Hoss, Darrel.................................... 71 Houser, Ron.................................... 64 Houston, Ben.................................. 58 Houston, Skylar.............................. 59 Howard, Sid.................................... 78 Huff, David..................................... 71 Huff, Joe........................................... 71 Hunt, David.................................... 61 Hunt, Matt....................................... 62 Huntwork, Jay................................. 79 Hutcheson, John............................. 71 Hutchings, Kelli.............................. 75 Hutchison, George "Buck"............ 74

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Janecek, Tim................................... 74 Jedlicka, Megan.............................. 84 Jenkins, Rick................................... 79 Jewell, Sally...................................... 85 Johnson, Mark................................ 72 Johnson, Trent................................ 72 Johnson, David............................... 76 Johnson, Toby................................. 60 Johnson, Polly................................. 60 Johnson, Scott................................. 61 Johnson, Will.................................. 61 Johnson, Ralph............................... 86 Johnson, Roger............................... 85 Johnsrud, Greg............................... 77 Jones, Kelli....................................... 72 Jones, Brad...................................... 80 Jones, Mark..................................... 81 Joos, DJ............................................ 73 Junafin, Blaine................................ 71 Junafin, Adele................................. 71

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Kage, Ken........................................ 80 Kalcevic, Jeff.................................... 62

Kalcevic, Kent................................. 62 Kaplanides, Miles........................... 74 Karney, Tyler................................... 64 Kaysen, Brett................................... 72 Keller, Clay...................................... 71 Kelly, Eugene................................... 84 Kelly, Joyce...................................... 86 Kennedy, John................................ 86 Kerbs, Brad..................................... 63 Kerbs, Lisa....................................... 63 Kessinger, Kory.............................. 59 King, Jason...................................... 78 King, Mike...................................... 82 Kirch, Brett...................................... 83 Kitch, Dave...................................... 66 Kitchen, Don.................................. 70 Klaseen, Fredrick........................... 61 Kler, Jeff........................................... 76 Knell, David.................................... 79 Knuffke, Janie................................. 73 Knuth, Jim....................................... 81 Koch, John...................................... 72 Koch, Gary...................................... 63 Koeller, Chris.................................. 70 Koeltzow, Jim.................................. 75 Kolath, Bill...................................... 60 Koldeway, Greg.............................. 58 Koldeway, Tim................................ 58 Koontz, Stephen............................. 84 Kozey, Megan................................. 73 Kraft, Jason...................................... 73 Kraft, Chris..................................... 59 Kraft, Mary...................................... 59 Kraft, Robert................................... 63 Kraft, R. Brian................................. 63 Kral III, Joe...................................... 81 Kramer, Thaine............................... 82 Kreikemeier, Kelly.......................... 76 Kress, Erin....................................... 74 Kyle, Patti......................................... 78

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Lahman, Brent................................ 78 Land, Ryan...................................... 78 Lapaseotes, Pete.............................. 60 Larson, Adam................................. 58 Larsen, Al........................................ 76 Larson, Bill...................................... 58 Larson, Eric..................................... 58 Larson, Lelyn.................................. 63 Larson, Luke............................. 58, 64 Larson, John.................................... 63 Laws, Bonnie.................................. 82 Leachman, Lee............................... 63 Ledermann, Joel............................. 74 Lemons, Alan ................................ 78 Lenz II, George............................... 58 Leone, John..................................... 62 LeValley, Mark................................ 63 LeValley, Steve................................ 83 Lewis-Huenink, Carrie................. 72 Lind, Luke....................................... 62 Link, Dave....................................... 76 Lobejko, Nick.................................. 84 Lofdahl, John.................................. 64 Lombardi, Fred............................... 86 Long, Morry.................................... 72

Long, Steve...................................... 61 Loutzenhiser, Meghan................... 76 Loyd, Dan........................................ 63 Luebbe, Wayne............................... 79 Lungwitz, Tracy.............................. 67 Lungwitz, Jeremiah........................ 67

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MacKey, Mark................................ 80 Magnuson, Tim.............................. 86 Markham, William........................ 63 Marquardt, Dusty.......................... 70 Marshall, Tyler................................ 60 Marshall, Troy................................ 64 Martin, Louis.................................. 65 Matsushima, John.......................... 83 Maupin, Andrew............................ 65 Maxey, Jeff....................................... 64 Maxey, George................................ 64 Maxey, Keith................................... 84 Maxwell, Caleb............................... 79 May, Rick......................................... 75 May, Tom......................................... 58 Mc Entire, Steve............................. 58 McCaleb, Julie................................. 65 McCarthy, Gina.............................. 85 McClary, Rob.................................. 64 McConnell, Jay............................... 71 McConnell, Will............................. 65 McCoy, Elsie................................... 78 McDonald, Tom............................. 62 McEndaffer, Lee............................. 71 McEndaffer, Brandon.................... 73 McEndaffer, Bret............................ 64 McGinnis, Keith............................. 75 McGrath, Shaun............................. 85 Meaker, Randy................................ 61 Meining, D-S-R.............................. 64 Meis, Jennifer.................................. 77 Mekelburg, B J................................ 64 Menicucci, Joe................................ 70 Menon, Ajay.................................... 83 Meradith, Scott............................... 78 Mergens, Matt................................. 75 Merritt, Chip................................... 71 Meyer, Nathan................................ 62 Meyer, Bill....................................... 85 Meyring, Becky.............................. 76 Milenski, Thane.............................. 62 Miles, Del........................................ 81 Miller, Colton................................. 65 Miller, Luke..................................... 75 Miller, Tony..................................... 77 Miller, Jim........................................ 81 Miller, Bub...................................... 61 Miller, Justin................................... 62 Miranda, Rick................................. 83 Mohrlang, Erik............................... 61 Moldenhauer, Brian....................... 79 Moon, Jen........................................ 81 Moore, David.................................. 78 Moore, Kallen................................. 62 Moore, Susan.................................. 63 Morris, Doug.................................. 62 Moser, Bob...................................... 59 Moser, John..................................... 64

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Nelson, Paul.................................... 64 Nelson, Ron.................................... 85 Nerud, Joe....................................... 78 Newhouse, Joe................................ 79 Newlon, Glenn............................... 73 Nichols, Lance................................ 63 Nickel, Jerry.................................... 60 Nicks, Blaine................................... 70 Nightingale, Cameron................... 64 Niles, Gene...................................... 70 Noffsinger, Tom.............................. 81 Norwood, John............................... 77 Novak, Chris................................... 86

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Ogan, Dan....................................... 62 Ogan,Tim........................................ 62 Olearnick, Mike............................. 77 Olson, Jerry..................................... 72 Orwick, Peter.................................. 85

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Page, Jim.......................................... 75 Pearson, Larry................................ 59 Peel, Kraig....................................... 83 Pemberton, Bob............................. 76 Pence, John..................................... 63 Penny, Gary..................................... 64 Penny, Greg..................................... 64 Pepin, Gilbert................................. 58 Perrin, Rebecca.............................. 85 Perry, Ryan...................................... 75 Perry, Gregory................................ 84 Peterson, Leslie............................... 63 Petty, Robert................................... 65 Pickert, Scott................................... 64 Pickert Jr, Brad................................ 64 Pickert, Sr., Brad............................. 64 Podtburg, Rick................................ 63 Podtburg, Carol.............................. 63 Polk, Cliff......................................... 78 Pond, Kevin.................................... 83 Pope, Ronny.................................... 65 Pope, Kelsey.................................... 65 Poss, Fred........................................ 64 Powers, Barbara........................ 70, 84 Pritchett, James............................... 83 Proctor, Kep.................................... 64 Pryor, Nick...................................... 73

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Rainbolt, Ben.................................. 86 Ramey, Gary................................... 65 Redmond, Michael........................ 79 Redner, Paul.................................... 65 Reed, Brian...................................... 75 Reed, Tim........................................ 58 Reed, Vivian.................................... 80 Reisdorph, Steve............................. 73 Rennau, Tim................................... 79

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Renquist, Larry............................... 65 Rexford, Jill..................................... 71 Ricken, Kent.................................... 64 Ricketts, Will................................... 75 Ritchey, Grant................................. 65 Roberts, Todd................................. 58 Rock, Brad....................................... 59 Rock, Marla..................................... 59 Rock, Alex....................................... 59 Roehr, Keith.................................... 82 Rogers, Karen................................. 81 Rogers, Kenny................................ 66 Roman-Muniz, Noa...................... 83 Rosas-Goulart, Cecy..................... 72 Rowe, Billy...................................... 60 Ruhland, Polly................................ 85 Rutledge, Roc.................................. 66 Rutledge, Don................................. 66 Rutledge, Brett................................ 66

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Sallee, Ryon..................................... 64 Sanger, Rick..................................... 78 Sartorius, Lindsay.......................... 71 Sauder, Jim...................................... 77 Saunders, Leann............................. 79 Scanga, John................................... 71 Scebbi, Bill....................................... 86 Schadegg, Cody.............................. 62 Schiller, Brian................................. 79 Schmidt, Jake.................................. 73 Schmitz, Billy.................................. 62 Schneider, Skip......................... 65, 70 Schneider, Derek............................ 72 Schneider , Jack.............................. 62 Schumacher, Jeremy...................... 74 Schurr, John.................................... 65 Scott, Sean....................................... 82 Sears, Alan....................................... 80 Seedorf, Dan................................... 77 Self, Tess........................................... 73 Seng, Phil......................................... 86 Sergeant, Michael........................... 79 Seward, Russ .................................. 63 Seymour, Earl................................. 65 Sharp, Rod....................................... 78 Shea, Steve....................................... 65 Shea, Becky..................................... 65 Shelton, Ron.................................... 65 Sherry, Mike.................................... 82 Sholder, Marc.................................. 76 Sides, Gary...................................... 72 Siegrist, Sean................................... 78 Sigmon, Todd................................. 60 Simmons, Quentin........................ 58 Simmons,Tonya.............................. 58 Sinclair, Katie.................................. 77 Slinger, Eric..................................... 79 Slutsky, Jon...................................... 63 Smith, Adam................................... 70 Smith, Bill........................................ 75 Smith, Kay Johnson....................... 85 Smith, Melissa................................ 79 Snider, Mike.................................... 74 Soderlund, Steve............................. 78 Soehner, Curt............................ 59, 65 Sofos, John...................................... 83

Soncksen, Doran............................ 64 SoRelle, Cris.................................... 72 Sorensen, Randy............................ 74 Spaine, Patricia............................... 73 Sparrow, Craig................................ 67 Spayd, Marvin................................ 77 Speer, Nevil..................................... 73 Speider, Scott.................................. 83 Spitz, Kyle........................................ 59 Sponsler, Mark................................ 86 Stallman, Bob................................. 85 Stanley, Rob.................................... 81 Stanley, Bud.................................... 81 Stanton, Doug................................. 79 Stegner, Ken.................................... 65 Stegner, Ray..................................... 65 Steiner, Jeffrey................................. 84 Steinke, Ivan.................................... 73 Stephens, Todd............................... 74 Stetter, Mark.................................... 84 Stieb, Don........................................ 65 Stieb, Leo......................................... 65 Stone, Nolan.................................... 62 Stulp, John....................................... 82 Stumpff, Roger................................ 75 Sullivan, Jim.................................... 76 Sutton, Kathy.................................. 72 Swanson, Kevin.............................. 76 Swanson, Lou.................................. 84 Szidon, Kim.................................... 77 Szidon, Bonnie............................... 77

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Tappy, Larri..................................... 77 Tattersall, Aaron............................. 79 Tattersall, Traci............................... 79 Tatum, Daryl................................... 83 Te Velde, Shawn............................. 66 Te Velde, Marv................................ 66 Teague, Gary................................... 66 Thomas, Pete................................... 72 Thomas, Tracy................................ 80 Thomas, Milt.................................. 83 Thoren, Mike.................................. 62 Thornton, Sylvia....................... 61, 65 Tibbetts, Gary................................. 77 Tointon, Robert.............................. 66 Truesdell, Buddy R........................ 74 Trumbull, Rex................................. 60 Tucker, Grace.................................. 76 Tuell, Trevor.................................... 66 Tuell, Roger..................................... 66 Tuell, Melissa.................................. 66 Turner, Connie............................... 65

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Uhrig, Jerry..................................... 78 Ulrich, Brett.................................... 62 Ulrich, Rod..................................... 66 Ulrich, Tim..................................... 66 Ulrich, Max..................................... 66

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Valencia, Neal................................. 71 Vasseur, Bryan................................ 73 Vaughn, Johnie............................... 66 Veeman, Mike................................. 66 Veeman, Derek............................... 66 Veeman, Andy................................ 66 Veeman, Cindy............................... 66 Vilsack, Thomas............................. 84 Vorthman, Chad............................ 86

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Wagner, John.................................. 83 Wailes, Willaim........................ 67, 83 Walter, Brad.................................... 76 Warner, Robert............................... 66 Waterman, Mindy.......................... 73 Weber, Keith................................... 64 Webster, Bill.................................... 59 Weinrich, Dwain............................ 65 Welp, Alan....................................... 66 Wernsman, Tom............................. 67 Wertz, Steve.................................... 67 White, Shane................................... 77 White, Frank................................... 77 Whitlow, Chip................................ 72 Whitney, Chris............................... 82 Wick, Andy..................................... 66 Wick, Jeff......................................... 66 Wickstrom , Cary........................... 67 Wiebelhaus, Hannah..................... 73 Wiedeman, Gary............................ 67 Wiederspan, Curt.......................... 79 Wiederspan, Casey........................ 79 Wild, Kevin..................................... 81 Wilgenburg, Ed.............................. 67 Wilkens, Jerry................................. 86 Willhite, David............................... 67 Williams, Daren............................. 85 Wilson, Mike.................................. 59 Winder, Warren............................. 75 Winger, Steve.................................. 73 Wise, Todd...................................... 72 Witt, Bill.......................................... 67 Woerner, Dale................................. 83 Wolfe, Dick..................................... 82 Wolford, Cliff.................................. 60 Wolk, Larry..................................... 82 Woodall, Colin............................... 85 Woodard, Ced................................ 72 Woods, Darryl "Smoky"................ 67

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Yang, Hua........................................ 83 Yoder, Harold.................................. 67 Young, Birdsall, Jr........................... 59

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IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION 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. 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. 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. A withdrawal period has not been established

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