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Official Publication of the American Gelbvieh Association

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August 2011, Vol. 26, No. 1

Contents contents


Shows 31 Midwest Gelbvieh State Show Results

Seedstock Marketing

32 Juniors Parade Champions in Eastern Regional Gelbvieh Show

14 Making Your Data Count

By Susan Willmon

18 IGENITY® Offers Value to Seedstock Producers and Their Commercial Customers

34 Gelbvieh Juniors Compete Western Regional Show



17 William McIntosh Hired as American Gelbvieh Association Eastern Region Area Coordinator

President’s Message Contact Us View from the Office By Frank Padilla Communications View View from the Office By Susan Willmon News & Notes Bits & Pieces View From the Field Upcoming Field Days MS Field Day Report TN Field Day Report Breeder’s Corner Junior Voice Places to Be Ad Index

29 AGA Board of Directors Action Points from April 19, 2011

On the cover: While Mother Nature may still be throwing some challenges at us, the end of summer is in sight. Whether it’s cows in tall late-summer grass like on the cover, or a cow herd grazing on green pastures like the photo above taken by Brandon McEndaffer at Brandywine Farms, Minn., we can enjoy the changing seasons. EDITOR: Jennifer Scharpe E-mail: Graphic Design: Lynn Valentine E-mail:

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Jim Beastrom

President’s Message president’s message AGA Executive Committee

Strategic Planning Having a plan of action is vital to the success of any outcome. Think of all those step by step instructions that come with any self-assembly item. Once you find the instructions in the right language it can become pretty easy – insert Piece A into Slot B. There are those who would prefer to throw the instructions away and assemble the item on their own. While that can make for an interesting experience and those with enough talent and perhaps a little luck can end up with a perfectly assembled finished item, it can be a risk. When we look at the American Gelbvieh Association, we don’t necessarily have step by step instructions for us to follow as members or as a Board of Directors. However, with the help of our committees the Board can write our own strategic plan for the direction of the Gelbvieh breed and the association. The AGA’s 12-month strategic plan identifies goals for promotion, resources/finances, member services, and breed improvement, and outlines strategies for achieving these four goals. These goals, identified below, will help guide the Board of Directors as we establish AGA’s budget for the next fiscal year. Promotion: To promote Gelbvieh genetics to increase market share and the value of Gelbvieh genetics in all phases of the cattle industry. The budget for promotion and advertising was increased last year. This increase has allowed for greater advertising impressions through the inserts and increased Internet advertising. Additionally, our area coordinators are vital to our promotion and marketing efforts. As we look to the next year, the creation of new efforts such as Gelbvieh promotion video clips, a commercial producer of the year award program, and expanded promotional efforts and field staff will help ensure we reach our promotion goal. Resources/Finances: Maintain financial stability. Build financial base. Ensuring the financial stability of the AGA is very much a concern for the Board of Directors. The Board is also very much aware of the need to balance AGA’s financial stability with member concerns. Our goal as members should be for the association to 6 | August 2011

grow to be able to offer better and increased programs to members and commercial producers. Membership and herd assessment retention is key. How do we retain and how do we build on what we currently have? Member Services: Register, transfer, compute and provide records as accurately, timely and efficiently as possible. Be knowledgeable of the industry and AGA programs in order to be of assistance to members and users of Gelbvieh genetics. Providing quality member services is vital to everyone’s success. Through members’ use of the online registry system we can reduce costs in paper and postage while providing members with greater access to their cow herd information and ease of submitting data. Additionally, programs such as Gelbvieh Media Productions provides members with quality promotion and design services and can be a profit center for the AGA. Also of importance is maintaining knowledgeable office and field personal who can assist members on issues. Breed Improvement: Expand Gelbvieh’s positive role in efficient beef production through genetic improvement. Provide members and commercial producers with expanded EPDs needed to make genetic decisions that coincide with profitable beef production. A question that is often mentioned is “How does the breed remain relevant?” One way for Gelbvieh to remain relevant in the beef industry is through breed improvement and incorporating new technologies, such as RFI and DNA, into our national cattle evaluation. These projects are in the works. Members can assist the development of genomic-enhanced EPDs by supplying semen on bulls and/or money to complete the genomic testing. As an association we have our goals identified and we have the strategies to achieve those goals. It may not be as simple as insert Bolt 1 and tighten with Nut 2, but I’m confident that we can continue to move the association in a positive direction.

President Jim Beastrom 605/224-5789 (H) 20453 Cendak Rd. • Pierre, SD 57501

Vice President Mark Goes 402/766-3627 (H) S E Community College, 39414 SW 75th Rd, Odell, NE 68415 Secretary Brian Dunn 620/549-6516 (H) 707 N Main • St. John, KS 67576 Treasurer Rob Arnold 701/624-2051 (H) 6700 Cty Rd 19 S • Minot, ND 58701 Legal Counsel E. Edd Pritchett 405/375-5516 (O) 114 N. Main St. • Ste. 101 Kingfisher, OK 73750

AGA Directors Ken Flikkema 406/586-6207 (H & O) 2 Mint Trail • Bozeman, MT 59718 Bob Hart 913/375-1422 (H) 4330 Shawnee Mission Pkwy • Ste. 105 Fairway, KS 66205 Dick Helms 308/493-5411 (H) 42041 Dr. 728 • Arapahoe, NE 68922 John Huston 859/595-8680 10254 Marquart Rd • New Carlisle, OH 45344 David Martin 501/728-4950 (H) 256 Boyce Rd • Judsonia, AR 72081 Bob Prosser 928/289-2619 (O) PO Box 190 • Winslow, AZ 86047 Brian Schafer 888/226-9210 (O) 37740 240th Ave. • Goodhue, MN 55027 Grant Thayer 303/621-2058 (H) 24063 Cty. Rd 122 • Ramah, CO 80832-9705 Gary Tilghman 270/678-5695 (H) 690 Lick Branch Rd • Glasgow, KY 42141-9409 Dan Warner 308/962-6511 (H) 71628 Rd 425 • Beaver City, NE 68926 Nancy Wilkinson 719/846-7910 (H) 23115 CR 111.3 • Model, CO 81059 All approved AGA Board minutes are available for inspection in the AGA office. Board meeting highlights are available upon request.

Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale VI

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October 15, 2011 -Seedstock Plus Fall Bull & Female Sale Selling 150 Bulls! 50 Females! November 19, 2011 - Brandywine Farms Mature Cowherd Dispersal - selling 200 head of Females!

Frank Padilla

View from the Office view from the office

303/465-2333 Main Phone 303/465-2339 fax

Pioneers Webster defines pioneer in the transitive verb form as: 1) to open or prepare for others to follow; 2) to originate or take part in the development of. Pioneers are to be admired. History has proven that they were and are the people who strive to improve and construct things for those who come behind them. Some march to a different drummer. Were they always popular? Have they been looked upon as being “different”? Were they always successful? The one common denominator is that they were and are committed to what they believe. Rather than sit back and wait for others to initiate an action they take the reins. They are doers. The recent Beef Improvement Federation annual meeting and research symposium once again brought together a group of pioneers. Approximately 600 cattlemen and allied industry representatives were in attendance for the June 1-4 program. Seedstock and commercial cow-calf producers, university specialists and breed association leaders gathered to explore innovative technologies and management practices to improve beef production for the benefit of seedstock and commercial producers. The three day event was held in Bozeman, Mont., this year and is considered by many as the most important meeting they attend each year. The symposium always provides those in attendance the opportunity to learn the latest about genetic evaluation tools. As important, it gives seedstock and commercial producers a chance to network with the most progressive producers in the country. The dialogue that goes on after the meetings each day in the hallways or hotel lobbies can be a great learning experience. The exchange of ideas can prove to be invaluable to producers and academics in leading the direction of individual operations and research. One panel discussion session was titled, “A Toolbox of Genetic Prediction Tools: Is Profit in There, Too?” The panel included Dr. Lauren Hyde, American Simmental Association, Steve Radakovich, seedstock producer, and Darrell Wilkes, ABS Global. Hyde shared that all seedstock producers 8 | August 2011

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need to be incredibly familiar with EPDs. “You are actually selling EPDs. That’s your product. You have to understand them to sell them to your customer,” she said. “No question about it, you just have to.” Radakovich stressed selecting cattle that could perform with lower inputs. He said that too many cattle breeders still produce cattle in high-input production systems. They try to make it easier for cattle to perform instead of making the cattle adaptable to the challenges of the production environment. He suggested that they look to plant breeders as an example. “In my lifetime, they’ve gone from 60-bushel corn to yields nearing 300 bushels. They’ve done it by increasing plant populations,” Radakovich said. “They actually put plants under more stress and pick the ones that survive to breed the next new variety. Poultry, swine and plant breeding industries recognize the value of increased adaptability.” Radakovich suggested that increased profitability in the future is most apt to result from improved management of resources, and especially better management of forage and pasture. Wilkes when asked what technology should be used to gain profitability in a commercial cow herd answered quickly, “Crossbreeding. Producers have known about the power of heterosis to gain production and efficiency for years now but some still refrain or have gotten away from taking advantage of it in their programs.” He continued, “Crossbreeding is the easiest way for commercial producers to lower their cost of production.” Pioneers of our industry and of our breed have given producers the tools to take advantage of the unique opportunity that presents itself at this time. Small supply and big demand equals profit for most in any business. We have a tool box full of genetic evaluation and management tools of which to use to tailor a product that best suits the needs of our customers as well as the consumer. AGA also offers several ways to assist in marketing and promoting these products for members. Innovative pioneers are the ones who take advantage.

Dianne Coffman (ex. 479) Director of Breed Improvement Susan Willmon (ex. 484) Director of Breed Promotion Frank Padilla (ex. 480) Director of Communications Jennifer Scharpe (ex. 485) Director of Member Services Dana Stewart (ex. 488) Gelbvieh Media Productions Lynn Valentine (ex. 486) Area Coordinator Brandon McEndaffer Area Coordinator William McIntosh Customer Services Dolores Gravley (ex. 481) Patti Showman (ex. 478) Teresa Wessels (ex. 477) Mailing address: 10900 Dover St., Westminster, CO 80021 General E-mail: Registration/Electronic Data Transfer: Website:


Congratulations to a WINNING bunch of Juniors!

Twister Classic - It was truly a great event.

THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH The best way to keep your children’s feet planted firmly

on the ground is to place responsibility squarely on their shoulders.

POST ROCK CATTLE COMPANY 3041 E. Hwy. 284, Barnard, KS 67418 Bill Clark: 785.792.6244 Leland Clark: 785.792.6208 Fax: 785.792.6250 • Email: “Where calving ease, performance and eye-appeal come together.”


Seedstock Marketing

Communications communications View view Making the Most of Your Print Advertising The success and failure of your marketing efforts depends on your ability to get the message out to customers and potential clients when and where your sale will be taking place. Most importantly, your message must motivate them to want to come to your marketing efforts by showing them the benefits they will reap by purchasing your cattle. One method to promote your seedstock cattle is through print advertising. There are four basic elements of print advertising: 1)The photographs and/or artwork that you use to show people what you would like to sell them; 2) The words that you use to express your ideas; 3) The basic design or layout that pulls all the various elements – the visual and the written – together into an attractive and unique layout; 4) The performance and production data on your cattle. Element 1: Design The most significant element of your advertisement is how it looks. Cattle producers, like most people, tend to be visually oriented. If they see something they like, they will read your ad or purchase your product. If they don’t, they will pass over the page, and, in many cases, purchase a bull or heifer from somebody else. Your advertisement will received only a few seconds of exposure before the reader turns the page. Those two or three seconds are crucial to the success of your investment. If you have done nothing to differentiate yourself from the competitor on the opposing page, then your chances of getting the phone call are slim at best. Good design is key. The goal of good design is to get attention and to leave a memorable impression. After all, you want your ad to motivate people to call for more information and, more importantly, purchase your products. The challenge of good design – especially for the information-intensive seedstock business – is presenting adequate information (photos, EPDs, pedigrees, philosophical statements) about your program without ending up with an unattractive, disorganized and cluttered appearance. Too much stuff can hurt your ad’s effectiveness. Element 2: Photographs Photographs are also essential in the seedstock business; it’s important that the photos you print are of the highest quality 10 | August 2011

possible and give an accurate representation of the cattle you’re selling. In most cases, cattle producers don’t know a lot about photography, but good photos are relatively easy to take provided you have lots of patience and take lots of them. Here are a few tips: 1) Take photos during different times of the day, especially early morning and dusk, when the light is most even; 2) Avoid shooting on locations where there is background clutter, such as corrals, fences, gates or telephone wires. Even trees can be distracting. 3) Take your time. Give your cattle time to become accustomed to you and your camera. Stress shows in a photograph. If a bull or heifer isn’t halter broke, don’t force it to set up. If you are patient, and don’t force things to happen, the animal will pose naturally for you. It may take a while, but stay alert, all the time with your camera ready to go. Element 3: Words The majority of livestock advertisements use too many words. The result is clutter, and the message gets lost in the shuffle. The temptation always exists to want to tell your readers everything about your program, when just a few choice words will do. Element 4: Performance and Production Information Everybody likes to know what they’re buying, and with each passing year your customers will be expecting increasing amounts of production data on your cattle. Surveys of commercial producers show that they evaluate EPDs before making a buying decision. While levels of technical sophistication vary from person to person, you should be aware that in general, the more information on your cattle you give people, the happier they’ll be. Also remember that interested buyers can get the most up-to-date EPD information from the Animal Search on the Gelbvieh webpage. You can also provide additional data and information on your animals on a website and not clutter up your print ad. Advertising should be a year-round project to keep your program in front of potential customers. Doing your homework ahead of time will help you prepare an effective advertising campaign and stretch your advertising dollars the farthest. Editor’s note: The above information was taken from the Gelbvieh Seedstock Marketing Handbook.

Production Schedule Gelbvieh World The Profit Picture January Breeding Reference Guide/AI Sires Early deadline: November 21 Ad deadline: November 28

February Profit Picture Commercial Issue Early deadline: December 8 Ad deadline: December 15

March National Gelbvieh Convention/NWSS Early deadline: January 20 Ad deadline: January 25

April Herd Management/AI Sires Early deadline: February 20 Ad deadline: February 27

May Herd Health/Nutrition & Feeding Early deadline: March 20 Ad deadline: March 26

June-July Herd Reference Edition Early deadline: May 11 Ad deadline: May 18

August Seedstock Marketing Early deadline: June 20 Ad deadline: June 25

September Junior Programs Early deadline: July 20 Ad deadline: July 25

October Profit Picture Commercial Issue Early deadline: August 10 Ad deadline: August 17

November The Gelbvieh Cow Early deadline: September 20 Ad deadline: September 25

December AGA Convention Preview Early deadline: October 19 Ad deadline: October 25

Susan Willmon

View from the Office view from the office

Technology Update: An update from the 2011 BIF Meeting and Weight Trait Project 2011 Beef Improvement Federation For those of you that were unable to attend the 2011 Beef Improvement Federation here are some highlights from the proceedings. This year’s meeting was held in Bozeman, Mont., on the campus of Montana State University. What a beautiful campus and magnificent scenery. The AGA was represented in force this year with members from as far as Virginia and Arizona in attendance as well as a strong contingent of local Montana members. AGA members Bob and Judy Prosser were recognized as candidates for the BIF Outstanding Seedstock Producer award. Middle Creek Farms, which is located on the edge of Bozeman, hosted a cattle viewing and prime rib supper on Friday evening. Fifty plus AGA members and industry friends partook in the gracious hospitality of Ken Flikkema and his family. Thanks again Ken, this was a great way to end this meeting. Program highlights of the BIF general sessions included increasing emphasis on the importance of genetic evaluation and genomic technology. Morning sessions on day one and the wrap up of day two included the message that data produced by each breed’s genetic evaluations as well as resultant economic indexes are becoming increasingly important in the evaluation of genetics that will be used globally to meet increased beef demand. Profitability of those genetics also needs to be an underlying driver as we continue to communicate with our customers both in the US and globally about the product we produce. With an eye toward profitability new research is being completed that evaluates health traits in beef cattle. This includes the traditional perspectives of environment and management on the response to vaccination in weaned calves. As time progresses we may manage calves differently as they head to the feedlot based on the data from this research. Genomics is also being looked at in regard to health traits as preliminary research considers genetic differences in cattle and their ability withstand disease. The economic implications of reducing sick or

death loss in the feedlot may have a genetic component that we will be able to evaluate via genomics at some point in the future. Interesting byproducts have been found as increasing numbers of animals are evaluated via SNP 50 genomic panels in various research projects. One study found, quite by accident, while looking at genomic indicators of female fertility that some of these females either did not breed as yearlings or had issues rebreeding as two year olds had remnants of the Y chromosome (male chromosome). Further research is being done to study this in greater detail to see if we can gain some additional insight into fertility issues from a genetic perspective. Thanks to the AGA members for participating in the BIF meeting and helping to keep Gelbvieh visible in the beef industry. We hope to see more AGA members at the 2012 meeting in Houston, Texas April 18-20. The following AGA members attended the 2011 BIF meeting: Lynda Stuart, Stuart Land and Cattle, Va.; Bob Harriman, Rotert/Harriman, Mo.; John Burbank, Seedstock Plus, Mo.; Bob and Judy Prosser, Bar T Bar, Ariz.; Bob Hart, Hart Farms, Kan.; Mark Goes, M&P Gelbvieh, Neb.; Dick Helms, Flying H Genetics, Neb.; Steve and Nate Munger, Eagle Pass Ranch, S.D.; Steve Arp, Arp Gelbvieh, Wisc.; Tom Scarponcini, Brandywine Farms, Minn.; Brian Dunn, Sandy Knoll Farm, Kan.; Ken Flikkema, Middle Creek Farm, Mont.; Don Danell, Danell Diamond Six, Mont.; Kathy Rankin, Kicking Horse Ranch, Mont.; Dan and Jane Snodgrass, AB Farms, Mo. Weight Trait Project Update For the past three years the AGA has been participating in a joint research project with six other US beef breeds, the Meat Animal Research Center (MARC) and the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium (NBCEC). This research project has used DNA samples from purebred Gelbvieh calves from the herds of the following AGA

Highlights of BIF included increasing emphasis on the importance of genetic evaluation and genomic technology. members: Chimney Butte Ranch, Flying H Genetics, Diamond D Gelbvieh, Post Rock Cattle Co and Judd Ranch. Each of these herds collected and submitted hair samples on purebred Gelbvieh calves in larger contemporary groups to use in identifying genomic markers for birth, weaning and yearling weights. Additional samples on Balancer® and hybrid contemporaries were also submitted but not used in this initial research. An update meeting was held in June at MARC to provide the results of the latest calf crop. Each producer received a set of MBVs (molecular breeding values) for the sires represented in the calves sampled. While correlations and the percent of genetic variation for these traits were higher than the previous year, the real value we have gained from this research is a better understanding of how to develop these panels in order to provide meaningful data as we look towards the future of producing genomic-enhanced EPDs. The underlying message of this research is that in order for the MBV produced to be meaningful the population that is used to “discover” and “train” the panel must closely resemble the population that the panel will ultimately be used to evaluate. Our challenge is the fact that with our mix of purebred and Balancer cattle we must develop a research population that will include samples of more than just the purebred Gelbvieh population. Watch for more information about how you can help provide the AGA with DNA samples for use in ongoing research in the genomic area. Susan Willmon is the American Gelbvieh Association director of breed improvement. She can be reached at 303-465-2333 or Gelbvieh World | 11

News ‘N Notes news ‘n notes Entries needed for NAILE Junior Gelbvieh Show

Gelbvieh Enthusiasts Hosted at Middle Creek Farms

After an extensive letter writing campaign, the Junior Gelbvieh Show will once again be offered at the 2011 NAILE in Louisville, Ky. The show will be held on Sunday, November 13. The Eastern National Gelbvieh and Balancer® show at the NAILE will be on Thursday, November 17. For entry information on both shows visit

Ken Flikkema and family hosted approximately 50 Gelbvieh breeders and guests to a ranch tour and delicious prime rib dinner during the 43rd Annual 2011 Beef Improvement Federation research symposium held in Bozeman, Mont. Guests included symposium presenters and international breeders attending from Australia as well as AGA members. Photos by Frank Padilla.

2011 Twister Classic a Success The Gelbvieh Association in Nebraska and the Kansas Gelbvieh Association along with their junior organizations hosted a highly successful AGJA Twister Classic with 151 youth participants and 248 head shown. For results from the Twister Classic, visit the Show Results page at for photos, show programs and official press releases. Look for complete coverage in the September edition of Gelbvieh World.

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Nominations sought for AGA honors Each year the American Gelbvieh Association presents the Member of the Year and the Hall of Fame awards at the annual convention. Nominations are currently being sought for the 2011 AGA Member of the Year and Hall of Fame inductee. Applications will be sent to state association officers and are due to the AGA office by August 15. If you have any questions, please contact Dianne Coffman at the AGA office. Bob and Judy Prosser, Bar T Bar Ranch we nomiated for re the Seedstock Prod 2011 BIF Outstanding ucer Award.

Seeking nominations for Board of Directors If you have recommendations for or you are interested in running for the American Gelbvieh Association Board of Directors, please contact Al Knapp, Nominating Committee Chairman. The Nominating Committee reviews suggestions and recommends a slate of candidates. Knapp can be reached at 913219-6613 or

A m e r i c a n

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International Year Codes W - 2009 • X - 2010 • Y - 2011 A s s o c i a t i o n

Area Coordinators “Now is the time to contact me concerning the upcoming sale season and advertising opportunities. Don’t miss the next issue of The Profit Picture. Also, if you have customers with feeder cattle for sale contact me so we can list them on the AGA website.”

Brandon McEndaffer Central Region (970) 520-3020 (C)

“The demand for Gelbvieh genetics from commercial cattlemen in the eastern region is very strong. Contact me concerning what you have available so I can assist you in your marketing and promotional program.”

William McIntosh Eastern Region (502) 867-3132 (C)

Western Region Gelbvieh members and commercial producers should contact Frank Padilla at the American Gelbvieh Association office at 303-465-2333..

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Bits ‘N Pieces bits ‘n pieces Gelbvieh Departures Mary Sue “Susie” Pritchett, wife of E. Edd Pritchett, passed away on June 22, 2011. A role model to many and a friend to all, Susie loved the people she met Susie Pritchett throughout her life. Her greatest love was her family and friends. Born in Houston, Texas, on October 6, 1941, she grew up with her two brothers, Stuart Watts Santee and David Kenton Santee, in Henryetta, Okla., and was a proud graduate of Henryetta High School in 1959. Believing in the value of education, Susie graduated from the University of Oklahoma in 1962 with a B.S. in Education. She obtained her Master’s Degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, in August, 1964. After teaching and editing textbooks for a few years, Susie returned to school and obtained her Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma School of Law in 1971. A strong advocate for women and children, Susie began her legal career as the first female attorney hired by the Oklahoma County Public Defender’s Office, the first female attorney hired by the United States Attorney’s Office for the Western District of Oklahoma, and the first female judge elected in Kingfisher County, Oklahoma. She was one of a handful of women who debated and worked for the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment and often spoke publicly about issues that concerned women. She was also instrumental in revising the child support enforcement statutes, making it easier and more effective for parents to collect child support. Being the Judge of Kingfisher County was her greatest joy. Outside of the law, Susie loved being a part of many civic organizations, like the Republican Party, the Elk’s Lodge, Lyric Theater, the Toastmaster’s Club, Rotary Club, the Lion’s Club, and others too numerous to name. Susie also loved participating in community activities wherever she lived. One of her greatest pleasures was driving her old Model A, “Nellie”, in the Christmas and Fourth of July Parades. A memorial fund has been set up at the Oklahoma Medical Research Fund Cancer Division.

2011 American Gelbvieh Association Active Breeder Directory Now Available The 2011 Active Breeder Directory for the American Gelbvieh Association is now available. AGA members and Gelbvieh World subscribers should have received a copy of the Breeder Directory polybagged with this August issue of Gelbvieh World. If you did not receive your copy, please contact the AGA office. Additional quantities of the Breeder Directory are available to pass out at state fairs, expos, field days, etc. Contact Teresa at the office for more information. Commercial cattlemen can request a copy of the Breeder Directory by calling 303-465-2333 or email at Contact information for active AGA members can be found at by clicking on the Find a Breeder link.

Gelbvieh Arrivals Teresa Wessels, AGA staff member, and her husband, Gerald, are proud to announce the birth of two grandchildren. Jonah Scott Wessels was born on December 23, 2010 and weighed 7 Jonah Scott Wessels pounds, 2 ounces, and was 19 1/2 inches long. Proud parents are Jeremy and Allison Wessels, Fayetteville, Ga. Ellie Morgan Wessels was born on June 11, 2011 and weighed 4 pounds, 3 ounces, and was 17 inches long. Proud Ellie Morgan Wessels parents are Jason and Jen Wessels of Pewaulkee, Wisc.

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Making Your Data Count By Susan Willmon, Director of Breed Improvement

As seedstock breeders it is important to focus on the power of EPDs and to understand how the data you collect contributes to EPDs. Frequently we are asked what specific data points are included in each EPD and about how to best increase the accuracy of EPDs. Below is a brief description of the data used to calculate Gelbvieh EPDs to help seedstock breeders and commercial customers better understand how the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) turns performance data into EPDs. Accuracy First, to address the question of accuracy – accuracy is an expression of reliability of the EPD. Accuracy may range from 0.0 to 1.0. As accuracy approaches 1.0, the EPD is more reliable and can be expected to change less in the future as more progeny data are accumulated. As more data on a sire’s progeny are collected and submitted, the accuracy of that sire’s EPDs improves. Typically, the EPD for a particular animal with the most accuracy is weaning weight. This is a byproduct of the fact that AGA requires a weaning weight on every animal that is registered with the association and as such is the trait where we have the most data submitted. In order to increase the accuracy on the other traits, collecting and submitting more of the data points that go into each EPD is critical. Birth, Weaning and Yearling Weights For birth, weaning and yearling weight EPDs the actual weight is the underlying primary contributor to the EPD value. As such, birth weight and birth date, weaning weight and weigh date, and yearling weight and weigh date are the pieces of information needed. While the birth weight (BW) EPD is calculated from the actual birth weight, adjusted for age of dam and heterosis, there is also a positive correlated effect with weaning and yearling weight in the calculation of the EPDs. Sires that have offspring with comparable average birth weight ratios may have slightly different BW EPDs based on weaning and yearling data. For example, young sires with higher average progeny weaning weight ratios tend to have slightly higher BW EPDs than a sire with lesser weaning weight ratios. The correlated effect of weaning and yearling weight tends to minimize as more progeny with actual birth data are recorded. This is why we see outlier sires with greater spreads between each of these traits. Identical principles apply for weaning weight and yearling weight. Both of these traits are adjusted to 205 days and 365 days of age respectively, as well as for heterosis. Yearling weight (YW) EPD is the trait that as a breed we could use more data submitted. Currently we only require YW data to be submitted on bulls. For many sires, having yearling weights submitted on daughters would add significant accuracy to the sire, dam and progeny side of this EPD. Calving Ease Actual calving ease score is the primary component of the Calving Ease (CE) EPD. Calving ease data on first calf heifers and birth weight of the calf is used to calculate the CE EPD. Birth weight is used to calculate this trait because research has shown that a calf ’s weight at birth is a more significant factor in calving difficulty than the shape of the calf. As well, birth weight is a highly heritable 14 | August 2011

trait, influenced by the genes the animal inherits from its parents. With a group of calves from the same calving season, birth weights are used in the EPD calculation to rank individuals with identical calving ease scores. While calving ease data on the entire herd is useful, on a herd by herd management level, minimally submitting calving ease scores on all first calf heifers along with birth weights of their calves is critical to increasing the accuracy of this trait. Given the understanding that birth weight is included in the calculation of this EPD, it is easier to understand that using the calving ease EPD to select sires for use on first calf heifers is the best tool without double counting birth weight. Calving Ease Daughters The calving ease daughters (CED) EPD represents the calving ease a sire contributes to his daughters. This EPD looks at the genetics that are inherited by the dam from her sire and dam. On the female side inheritance of traits like pelvic size, ability to relax and calve easily, and limiting the size of fetal growth (maternal effect on birth weight) are predicted in the CED EPD. For a breeder whose focus is on raising and/or marketing replacement females choosing sires with good CED values should be a consideration. The data that is used to calculate the CED EPD is calving ease scores provided for the calving ease EPD. Milk Calculation of the milk EPD does not require any additional data other than the birth and weaning data. What does impact the milk EPD, however, is how sires fall into or out of the analysis. The milk EPD measures the maternal component of weaning weight and is calculated based on looking at the weaning production of a sire’s daughters. In order for sires to get increased accuracy for the milk EPD, daughters from different sires must be able to be compared (get bred to same sire as first calf heifers) to get data that can be used in this analysis. Figure 1 shows an illustration of progeny data that would contribute to the milk analysis. Progeny from first calf heifers can be compared because they have the same sire and the genetic component for growth for the various parents can be factored into the analysis. Conversely, if all Sire A’s daughters get bred to Sire C

Figure 1. Progeny data that contributes to the milk EPD analysis.

and all of Sire B’s daughters get bred to Sire D as first calf heifers there will not be any progeny that can be compared to help make the respective milk EPDs on Sire A and B more accurate. Gestation Length The gestation length (GL) EPD is calculated using the AI data from the dam’s breeding record as well as the birth date of the calf. Ideally for every AI calf reported there should be an AI date included in the calf record. Scrotal Circumference Actual scrotal circumference data turned in on yearling bulls is required to calculate the scrotal circumference (SC) EPD. For most yearling bulls this data is turned in along with yearling weight data; in many cases the data is collected at a slightly later time when a breeding soundness exam might be performed. Scrotal circumference data can be submitted with the new online registry system whenever the data is collected (see Figure 2). This ease of submitting data should increase the percentage of yearling bulls that have both yearling weights and SC data.

Figure 2. Scrotal circumference data may be entered on the Enter/Edit Yearling Data screen in the online registry system.

Stayability The stayability (ST) EPD does not require additional data for calculation. The ST EPD is a byproduct of the yearly calf data submitted for each female. Data on a female’s third calf is the starting point for data to count towards that dam’s sires ST EPD. Timely submission of calf birth data for calves born in the prior calving season does contribute to sires obtaining stayability data sooner. For example, if 2011 spring born calf birth data is submitted in April, before the summer EPD run, or at the latest in early October before the winter EPD run, those females who are calving their third or subsequent calf will have data that will contribute towards their sires ST EPD. If that birth and weaning data is not submitted until January or February of 2012, it will not be included until the subsequent run in June 2012, thus coming too late for breeding decisions that would be made that spring. The ST EPD is probably the most underutilized EPD in regards to evaluating sires for their ability to produce daughters that are reproductively sound and productive in most environments. Carcass Weight, Ribeye Area, Marbling and Days to Finish EPDs for carcass weight (CW), ribeye area (REA), marbling (MB), and days to finish (DtF) are calculated from a combination of actual carcass data on related progeny and ultrasound data collected on yearling animals. If you or one of your customers retains ownership on animals through the feedlot and sires can be identified, this data can be included in the EPD analysis. Contact the AGA office for more information on how to submit this data.

Collecting ultrasound measurements on yearling females is probably the fastest means of contributing data to the calculation of carcass EPD on sires, dams and progeny from a given weaning contemporary group. Percent intramuscular fat (%IMF) on yearling females is the only ultrasound data point used to calculate marbling EPD. Data from both bulls and heifers are used in the other EPD calculations. Feedlot Merit The feedlot merit dollar-value (FM) index is calculated based on weaning and yearling weight EPDs. Continued increases in accuracies on WW and YW EPDs contribute to a more reliable value for the FM index. Carcass Value Multiple traits also contribute to the calculation of the carcass value (CV) index. Underlying traits include all carcass EPDs mentioned above. What ultimately differentiates the product marketed by seedstock producers is the ability to document both the pedigree and performance of the animals in herds. Using pedigree relationships we are able to calculate EPDs for animals that may be missing a data point here or there. The promise of genomics is the ability to aid in the process of separating the true genetic component from the environmental influences. Genomic data will not replace the collection of these types of data points but will help us in evaluating additional genetic components that are difficult or expensive to measure. Even as we make progress in genomics, the collection of data on each calf crop continues to have significant value in regards to breed improvement.

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Seedstock Marketing

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AGA Update

News news

William McIntosh Hired as American Gelbvieh Association Eastern Area Coordinator William McIntosh

The American Gelbvieh Association has hired William McIntosh, Georgetown, Ky., as the eastern region area coordinator. McIntosh began work for the association on July 1. He joins Central Region Area Coordinator Brandon McEndaffer. Together, the two area coordinators represent the American Gelbvieh Association as field staff to serve the needs of association members and cow-calf producers to market Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics, commercial females and feeder cattle. “We welcome William back to the Gelbvieh association’s field staff. He has extensive experience in seedstock production and marketing, as well as knowledge of the Gelbvieh breed and working for the Association,” said Frank Padilla, American Gelbvieh Association director of breed promotion. “William also brings a working knowledge of the commercial cow-calf sector and feeder calf sales, which will be an asset to members and cattlemen in the Eastern United States.” McIntosh is owner and principal auctioneer of McIntosh Auction Company of Georgetown, Ky., where he has managed livestock and machinery auctions. His auctioneering experience extends to feeder calf sales while working for United Producers Stockyards, Owenton, Ky., as well as real estate and classic cars sales. In 2010, McIntosh was named Kentucky Junior State champion auctioneer.

The two area coordinators represent the American Gelbvieh Association as field staff to serve the needs of association members and cow-calf producers to market Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics, commercial females and feeder cattle. Furthermore, William is a partner in McIntosh Brothers, a nationally recognized Gelbvieh herd that has sold cattle into more than 20 states and Canada. He has managed their joint production sale as well as their feeder calf division. “I’m excited to be part of the American Gelbvieh Association’s field staff. I look forward to working with breeders and cattlemen in the east to continue to improve and promote Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle,” commented McIntosh. “The demand for Gelbvieh-influenced

cattle in the East is great and I am available to help cow-calf producers and seedstock breeders capitalize on their marketing opportunities.” Previous AGA Area Coordinators, Don Danell, Lewiston, Mont., and Steve Peddicord, Albany, Ky., have decided to focus more time on their respective Gelbvieh home operations. Gelbvieh members and commercial cattlemen in the Western United States are encouraged to contact Frank Padilla at the AGA Office at 303-465-2333 or for member service or assistance in marketing Gelbvieh influenced bulls, females or feeder cattle. McIntosh can be reached at 502-867-3132 or McEndaffer can be reached at 970-5203020 or

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Seedstock Marketing

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IGENITY® Offers Value to Seedstock Producers and Their Commercial Customers “[Seedstock producers] can help add value to their cattle and set their sale apart from the competition while providing customers with as much information as possible on sale cattle. And this inside information can help buyers make more confident purchasing decisions on sale day.” - Dr. Jim Gibb, IGENITY When it comes to selecting a herd sire, Dan Hutchinson is no different from any other Gelbvieh producer – he’s very particular. As a seedstock operator, the Missouri rancher has an extensive checklist he uses when deciding on a potential bull. Like many producers, Hutchinson turned to DNA technology, through the comprehensive IGENITY® profile, to assist in selection and breeding decisions in his own operation, as well as to provide his customers more confidence and less guesswork in their purchasing decisions. “Seedstock producers can help give their businesses a boost by adding the knowledge from a comprehensive DNA profile to their offering,” says Dr. Jim Gibb, technical services director, IGENITY, a division of Merial. “They can help add value to their cattle and set their sale apart from the competition while providing customers with as much information as possible on sale cattle. And this inside information can help buyers make more confident purchasing decisions on sale day.” Hutchinson has been using DNA technology in his herd management program for more than four years. “We started using the IGENITY profile to help market our cattle to our customers,” he explains. “We wanted to provide a service to them to give them confidence the bulls we were offering were homozygous black and had high carcass traits, like tenderness. Our commitment to DNA technology and to our customers has continued through the long list of genetic traits provided by the IGENITY profile.” Eastern Iowa seedstock producer Pat McCabe agrees. “Years ago, homozygous black was all that we tested for,” he says. “But now our customers are looking beyond color. They’re looking at maternal, 18 | August 2011

growth and carcass traits as well.” One way McCabe assists his customers in understanding the benefits of purchasing DNA-profiled seedstock is by including the IGENITY scores for the bulls in his sale catalog. “The data can be overwhelming at first, but buyers shouldn’t be intimidated,” explains McCabe. “As time goes on, our customers are learning quickly. I’m happy to see people asking questions – they’re interested in the information and service we provide. It is our goal to produce the best cattle and provide bulls that are a match for our customers’ individual operations.” “Seedstock producers owe it to their customers to provide all of the information available on their sale cattle to help them select the sires and replacement heifers that best fit their needs,” says Dr. Gibb. “Producers who include the inside information from the IGENITY profile in their sale catalog are providing another level of service and confidence to their customers’ buying experience. The IGENITY profile scoring system is easy to understand and can assist producers in making the right purchasing decisions for their individual operation.” That’s why North Dakota rancher Doug Hille utilizes the IGENITY profile. He publishes the profile scores of his bulls on his website and provides a hard copy to customers on sale day. Hille finds the additional information he provides to his customers benefits the way the bulls are marketed. “The IGENITY profile is one more tool in the toolbox,” says Hille. “We use the information to support the EPDs and advance the genetic direction we’re going with our operation.” Dr. Gibb says seedstock producers putting on a sale can contact their IGENITY sales representative to learn more

about the support materials available to help promote their use of the IGENITY profile. “Additionally, if producers are using the IGENITY profile, they can list their sale information for free on the IGENITY website and on This helps both buyers and sellers better utilize this powerful information.” “As seedstock producers, we should be the leaders to help progress and improve our individual herds, our respective breeds and the entire beef industry,” says McCabe. “It’s the big picture – seedstock producers need to profile their animals, and commercial producers need to become educated about DNA technology. Not profiling is just not an option these days.” Hutchinson encourages buyers who are interested in beginning to incorporate DNA technology into their herd. “Purchasing an IGENITY profiled bull would be by and far the way to start,” he says. “The bulls have a lot of influence on the genetic direction and future success of the entire herd.” To get started, producers can order sample collection kits by contacting their IGENITY sales representative, call 1-877443-6489 or visit Results will be returned to producers several weeks after samples are received. Sample collection can be done at any time or age; however, collecting samples when animals are already being processed may be the most convenient. Planning ahead will ensure the information will be available in time to make selection decisions and provide results at production sales. ®IGENITY is a registered trademark of Merial. ©2011 Merial Limited, Duluth, GA. All rights reserved.

Gelbvieh Profit Partners

The Company of Choice when marketing your Feeder Cattle! Gelbvieh Profit Partners is a cattle management and marketing company that truly puts its money where its mouth is. We believe Gelbvieh crossed with Angus or Red Angus makes the best feeding cattle in the industry and are buying and bidding on Gelbvieh x Angus cattle (25 to 50 percent Gelbvieh, 50 to 75 percent Angus) to prove it. We are a for-profit limited liability company so our goal is clear—provide profit opportunities for our investors and increase stakeholder value. We believe Gelbvieh x Angus feeder cattle allows Profit Partners to capture efficiencies in the growing and feeding phase, while producing a high quality carcass that meets the industry target of 70 percent Choice and 70 percent Yield Grades 1 & 2. Our management team has tremendous industry experience, backed by a Board of Directors with years of cattle-feeding experience. Gelbvieh Profit Partners will offer you more and better access to data on your cattle. Visit with us to see the advantage our management team offers you.

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State Associations

View from the Field view from the field Kansas Gelbvieh Association Tour The Kansas Gelbvieh Association will sponsor a tour in southeast Kansas on Saturday, August 6. The tour begins at 10:30 a.m. at the 4T Ranch near Columbus, with lunch served at 4T Ranch. Additional tour stops include Hilltop Farms, Cleland Cattle Co., with homemade ice cream served, SEK Genetics, and will conclude with a tour and dinner at DeGeer Gelbvieh. For more tour information or directions contact Jim DeGeer at 620-432-1284 or email jdegeer@

Minnesota Gelbvieh Association Field Day The Minnesota Gelbvieh Association will hold their annual field day on Saturday, August 20 in Crookston, Minn. The field day is hosted by the Kriegh Family Farm. The schedule includes a noon lunch, followed by a 1:00 p.m. program. The program includes a tour of Kriegh Family Farm, guest speakers Dr. Larry Johnson, Red Lake Falls Vet Clinic; Zac Hall, Igenity, and a speaker from ABS. The field day will also include a tour of the University of MN, Crookston, Cattle Barn with guest speaker, Dr. DelVecchio, professor. The evening will conclude with a party back at Kriegh Family Farms complete with a campfire, smores, hot dogs, music and dancing. A block of rooms have been reserved at two hotels in the area: America’s Best Value Inn, Crookston, and AmericInn, Crookston. Ask for the MN Gelbvieh Association Field Day block. For more information, contact Lois or Kevin Kriegh at 218-280-6011 or

Virginia Gelbvieh Association Picnic and Field Day The Virginia Gelbvieh Association is planning their annual picnic and field day for September 10, 2011. The event will begin at 10:00 a.m. and will be held at Little Windy Hill Farms in Max, Meadows, Va. Speakers scheduled for the event are Scott Grainer from Virginia Tech and a staff representative from the American Gelbvieh Association. Additionally, attendees will tour Little Windy Hill Farms. For more information contact Doug Hughes at 276-620-4271 or This will be a fun-filled day with families and new members welcome. 20 | August 2011

Mississippi Gelbvieh Association Holds Annual Field Day Report and photos by Dana Stewart

Mr. Wayne Goodnite, owner of Cattle Land, Inc., in Sardis, Miss., hosted the annual Mississippi Gelbvieh Association field day earlier this spring to a crowd of approximately 60 MGA members and friends. With a rich history in the seedstock business, Goodnite and Cattle Land, Inc., provided a beautiful backdrop for the day’s program. Goodnite’s family history within the beef industry traces back several generations and even has roots reaching the historical Goodnight cattle trail. Always a strong supporter of youth activities, the day began with a judging contest and fitting demonstration for Mississippi Gelbvieh Junior Association members. MGJA members evaluated classes of heifers and bulls from the Cattle Land, Inc., herd. Following the morning program a delicious ribeye steak sandwich lunch was served by the Mississippi Cattlemen’s Association. MGA members assisted in providing and cooking sides and homemade desserts to top off the meal. The afternoon program featured two guest speakers. Dana Stewart, AGA director of member services, spoke about the value of AGA membership and state associations and provided an update on AGA activities. Later, Dr. Carla Huston, DVM and MGA member, spoke to the group about diagnostic testing within herds. The afternoon concluded with a fundraiser auction of several lots of semen from A.I. bulls. The Mississippi Gelbvieh Association has worked hard to increase entry numbers at the Dixie National Open Gelbvieh Show in Jackson, Miss., held in February. MGA extends a special invitation to all those who may be interested in attending Dixie National to join them in 2012. For more information about MGA contact any MGA member or call Dr. Lowel Rogers, MGA president at 601-268-1096.

MGA member and field day host Wayne Goodnite.

A large crowd attended the annual MGA field day hosted by Wayne Goodnite in Sardis, Miss.

Dr. Carla Stewart addresses attendees.

Historic Allendale Farm Hosts Tennessee Association Field Day Report and photos by Frank Padilla

The W.B. Allen family hosted members and commercial producers at their farm in Clarksville, Tenn., for the 2011 Tennessee Gelbvieh Breeders Association field day. The Allen Family has owned the farm since the original deed was recorded and seven generations have lived in the homes and farmed the land. Events for the day included a tour of the cow herd, which at this time is comprised of Balancer® females and the historic log homes on the Allendale farm that were built in 1796 and are both on the National Register of Historic Places. Dr. Justin Rhinehart, Beef Specialist at the Highland Rim Research Center and Perry Pratt, Research Associate, both from the University of Tennessee spoke about reproductive issues and gave the group an update on current research being conducted. John Burbank, CEO Seedstock Plus, gave a presentation titled, “Raising Cattle for Fun or Profit.” Frank Padilla, director of breed promotion for the American Gelbvieh Association provided an update on association activities and services. William McIntosh, AGA eastern area coordinator, W.B. Allen spoke on the demand for Gelbvieh genetics in the eastern states and how membership should strive to meet that demand. David Bates, President of the Tennessee Gelbvieh Breeders Association served as the Master of Ceremonies. Lunch was sponsored by Farm Credit Services, Gateway Animal Care Group, Montgomery Farmers Co-op and Seedstock Plus. The John Bartee family prepared the delicious ribeye steak meal.

Touring the historic Allendale home.

Dr. Justin Rhinehart spoke to the attendees.

SEK Gelbvieh tour sponsored by

Kansas Gelbvieh Association Everyone is invited to join us

Saturday, August 6, 2011 Beginning at

10:30 a.m. near Columbus, KS

Between Highway 69 south of Columbus, KS and Alt 69 North of Riverton, KS. Follow signs.

Join us as we visit a few of the outstanding Gelbvieh breeders in the SEK area. There will be guest speakers from the American Gelbvieh Association, door prizes, fun & fellowship. For more tour information or directions please contact: Jim DeGeer at 620-432-1284; email:

Tour Route 10:30 a.m.

4T Ranch – Columbus, KS

11:30 a.m.

Lunch served at 4T Ranch

1:00 p.m.

Hiltop Farms – Asbury, MO

2:30 p.m.

Cleland Cattle Co. – Arma, KS Homemade Ice Cream Served

4:15 p.m.

SEK Genetics – Galesburg, KS View facilities

5:30 p.m.

DeGeer Gelbvieh – Erie, KS

6:30 p.m.

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State Associations

View from the Field view from the field

Breeder's corner



• Polled Purebreds • Red • Black

Dave & Dawn Bowman 55784 Holly Rd. • Olathe, CO 81425

Kittle Gelbvieh Farms

(970) 323-6833

Quality Black Gelbvieh Cattle

Double D Farm

Skyler Martin

9937 Warren Rd. Winslow, IL 61089

1200 S. Blackhawk Rd. Oregon, IL 61061

(815) 367-4116

(815) 732-7583

Johnny D. Kittle 816 Co. Rd. 36 Geraldine, AL 35974 Cell (256) 996-4140

Arizona Grant Thayer, Owner

(303) 621-2058

The Prosser Family


Brad Ridinger, Manager


928/289-2619 Winter

Winslow, AZ Website: Email:


Office: (719) 764-2327 Cell: (303) 810-0582


Angus, Gelbvieh, Balancer & Commercial Replacement Females

Indiana 3 G Ranch


Gelbvieh Cattle For Sale Carl, Rebecca & Emily Griffiths 1577 N 600 E • Kendallville, IN 46755

260/897-2160 •

H odges R anch

15702 Hodges Rd., Omaha, AR 72662

Your call or visit is Always Welcome

Eugene (870) 426-5333 Diana (870) 426-5334 Neal (870) 426-4469

Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls & Heifers Available Private Treaty Sales

Get ready for upcoming sales! Advertise in Gelbvieh World or the Profit Picture

Fullblood Polled Gelbvieh Polled Hereford

Merle E. Lewis


James L. Lewis


RR1 Box 1360 • Springville, IN 47462


Illinois “Realizing the Value”

Ricky Linquist

th Street inquist 1135 190 inquist Fonda, IA 50540

Skyler Martin

1200 S. Blackhawk Rd. Oregon, IL 61061-9762 815•732•7583

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arms (712) 288-5349 arms Gelbvieh & Red Angus


LGone Oak e l b v i e h

Judd Ranch Inc. Eric Ehresman (319) 489-2275 20963 30th St. (319) 480-1564 Mechanicsville, IA 52306

McCabe Cattle Co.

Two Step Ranch



Lacey McCabe

Dave & Cindy Judd Nick, Ginger Judd & Family Brent & Ashley Judd 423 Hwy. K-68 • Pomona, KS 66076 785/ 566-8371

Purebred Gelbvieh & Balancer Cattle High Quality Genetics for Every Cattleman. Contact David Butts: 270-365-3715 (H) 270-625-4700 (C)

Owners: David Butts Wayne Butts

Princeton, KY • Email:

Slaughter Sale Management David Slaughter

162 Hastings Lane • Fredonia, KY 42411 270-556-4259 •

Pat and Jay McCabe

Gelbvieh Farley, Iowa Balancers Annual Spring Bull Sale 60-80 Bred Females Each Fall

(E-mail): (web):



3041 E. Hwy. 284, Barnard, KS 67418 Bill Clark: 785.792.6244 Leland Clark: 785.792.6208 Fax: 785.792.6250 Email:

Bar Arrow Cattle Company Stuar t Jar vis 26 E. Limestone Rd. • Phillipsburg, KS 67661

Brandywine Farm Tom Scarponcini

“Where workin’ cattle & eye appeal come full circle” (620) 628-4621 (620) 654-6507 (John Cell)

2815 Navajo Rd. Canton, KS 67428

Annual Production Sale 1st Saturday in April

Purebred A.I. Seedstock Bulls and Heifers Available. Cell: (913) 219-6613 H: (913) 724-4105 Bonner Springs, KS 66012 FAX: (913) 724-4107

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Looking for a sale or event this fall? Check Places to Be on the website:

D Bar L Land and Livestock Doug and Lesa Sanford 11909 S. Raymond Road • Sylvia, KS 67581

30474 Brandywine Road Rushford, MN 55971

Al, Mary & Nick Knapp 18291 158th Street

e-mail: • 785/543-5177

John & Carla Shearer


Home of CIRS Direct Current 1LU


SFI Schafer Farms, Inc.


37740 240th Ave., Goodhue, MN 55027 Brian Schafer Lowell Schafer 1-888-226-9210 651-923-4587 Private Treaty Bull Sale — Last Sat. in February Annually

Mattison Family Farm


Scott & Sonia Mattison Brianna, Nicole, Josh & Kallie 15995 Harvest Ave Lamberton, MN 56152 507-430-0505 • email: Purebred Gelbvieh and Balancer® Cattle


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Breeder's corner

Montana J. J. Boehler

70948 L Rd. , Orleans, NE 68966 308-473-7342 • 308-999-0207

B/F Cattle Company

Specializing in Forage Raised Balancer® Bulls on K-31

Culling practices on cows/bulls second to NONE! For information, contact:

Route 1, Box 407 • Butler, MO 64730

660 • 492 • 2808

60 Bred Heifers – fall calving, Balancer®, Simangus. 50 Balancer®, Simangus bulls, forage tested, 15 mo. age. Thanks to you all for your purchase and interest in our PBG sale and private treaty bulls. We will continue to work hard to offer the best genetics and best managed bulls in the industry because we care for you and your bottom line.

Bob Harriman Montrose, MO 660-492-2504

Mark & Patty Goes 39414 SW 75th Rd. Odell, NE 68415 (402) 766-3627


Pope Farms Gelbvieh Jeff and Jeanne Pope


Rogers Valley Farm Gelbvieh

26075 Willow Rd., Ravenna, NE 68869 Phone & Fax: (308) 467-BEEF Cell: (308) 390-0657

Breed for Tomorrow’s Cattle Today!

A Breed Leader in Tenderness & Marbling– With herd sires profiling a perfect 10 in Tenderness and carrying the 316 Tenderness Gene! P.O. Box 51 Mendon, MO 64660 (660) 272-3805 (O) (660-375-7266 (C) Ronald & Kathryne Rogers email:

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Cedar Top Ranch Scott & Raberta Starr 212 Starr Drive • Stapleton, NE 69163 (H): 308-587-2293 • (C): 308-530-3900 Eldon Starr: 1-800-535-6173 or Rich Johnson: 402-368-2209

Jeff Swanson • 308/337-2235 72408 I Road • Oxford, NE 68967 Annual Sale—Last Saturday in February




N. Dakota


Chimney Butte Ranch Dick & Jean Williams P.O. Box 156 Orovada, NV 89425 775•272•3442

“Pounds Make Profit in Your Pocket” Bulls & Heifers Private Treaty

Doug and Carol Hille 701/445-7383

3320 51st St., Mandan, ND 58554 Annual Production Sale 1st Friday in March

N. Carolina Rob Arnold

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1. Moved to accept the minutes as written from 2011 January meeting, accept the March 2011 financial statement, and accept the 2011-12 AGA committee assignments. 2. Moved to pay the area coordinators the current rate for mileage as set by the IRS effective 5-1-2011. 3. Moved to approve the Rule 10A(1) be amended by adding the application for absentee ballots may be requested by letter, telephone, fax, or email.

for the budget on how economics will impact revenue and expenses for the 2011-2012. 15. Moved that the staff review current parentage DNA contract for ways and costs of bundling more test with DNA parentage through the current vendor for

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Van Tucker

Junior Voice junior voice

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Winners As I drove home from the 2011 Twister Classic, I thought of all the great things it brought to the table. I thought about all of my old friends, the new ones I made and all the memories that were still to come. As Board Director I got to set back and see how great the AGJA actually is. I went over the week, thinking about all the contests and the champions from each division, and that got me thinking, what is so different from a winner and a loser? The definition of winning is an act of a person or a thing that wins. To me, winning has a different definition. To me a winner is a person that wakes up in the middle of the night to go check their livestock to make sure they are alright. It’s a person that works towards a goal and succeeds, no matter the risk or the reward. It’s a person that works hard and doesn’t need to be told to go feed or wash their cattle, but does it just because it needs to be done. No matter if you were the first or last to walk out of the ring, or the color of your ribbon, winning is a

mindset that is different for every person. If you did not do as well as you wanted, don’t get discouraged, but learn from it and work that much harder towards your goal. Showing cattle takes a lot of time and effort, but most of all it takes responsibility. Chores have to be done every day no matter sun, snow or rain, but every day helps make you who you are. Showing cattle has the ability to help bring a family closer together. It requires teamwork to perform the various tasks required to operate a farm or ranch, but these memories are the ones that will last a lifetime. As all of you juniors think over the memories you made at the 2011 Twister Classic make sure you thank your parents for all of the support they have given you, because without them, you wouldn’t have the opportunity to be a winner. Van Tucker is a director of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association. He can be reached at

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JuniorShows juniorshows Midwest Gelbvieh State Show Results The Kansas Gelbvieh Junior Association along with Nebraska Junior GAIN held the Midwest Gelbvieh state show on June 4, 2011 in Kearney, Neb. It was a great weekend with 48 junior members showing 73 head of cattle. The day began with showmanship with Courtney Larson taking champion in the junior division and Gabrielle Hammer receiving reserve. In the intermediate division, Tanner Aherin was champion and Chandler Ladner was reserve. Kaycie Shearer was the senior champion and Johnny Shearer was reserve. Overall champions and division winners are below. KGA and GAIN hosted a Futurity for heifers purchased at the annual Pick of the Herd Sale held each November. Meredith Clark was the Gelbvieh futurity winner with RTRM 265X. Second went to Logan Buffo with DMS Stuckys Xia. The Balancer futurity winner was Michael Ring with BAG Miss Industry. Second went to Elizabeth Krajewski with PLA Butterfinger and third place was Cole Buffo with OGSG Xciting Tunes.

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female Sydney Taubenheim, Nebraska TAU 006 Ms Freedom Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female and Champion B&O (Not pictured) Johnny Shearer, Kansas CIRS 278X Reserve Grand Champion B&O Gelbvieh Female (Not pictured) Cole Buffo, Kansas CBVF Sweet Heart

Report and photos submitted by Connie Tabor

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull (Not pictured) Tricia Goes, Nebraska PMG 81X Xman

Grand Champion Balancer Female Justin Taubenheim, Nebraska TAU Ms Windy

Also not pictured: Gelbvieh Champion Junior Heifer Calf Kaycie Shearer, Kansas CIRS 72WY Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer Grace Hammer, Nebraska Steer Weight: 1,178 lbs.

Gelbvieh Reserve Junior Heifer Calf Van Tucker, Kansas VTT Lil Larue

Division Winners:

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Yearling Collin Berkley, Kansas RTRT Snookie Gelbvieh Reserve Intermediate Yearling Kaeden Schlake, Nebraska PMG Xena ET

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Female Chandler Ladner, Kansas EBY Miss 9229W

Grand Champion B&O Balancer Female Tricia Goes, Nebraska TPMG Xana Lady

Gelbvieh Reserve Winter Yearling Kaycie Shearer, Kansas CIRS Buttons ET

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Yearling Matt Raile, Kansas TMKG Rivendell Gelbvieh Reserve Spring Yearling Meagan Berkley, Kansas BAG Miss 607S

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf Chase Tabor, Kansas TTTT Daddy’s Girl

Reserve Grand Champion B&O Balancer Female (Not pictured) Kaycie Jurgens, Nebraska KJGF Ms Sweet as Pie

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Female Kyle Cavalli, Kansas DCSF Post Rock Teresa 316W2 Gelbvieh Champion Cow/Calf Kaycie Shearer, Kansas CIRS 72NW Gelbvieh Reserve Cow/Calf Van Tucker, Kansas ECL Miss Sawyer

Balancer Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Seth Beying, Kansas SDCG Ms Nugget

Balancer Reserve Spring Yearling Michael Ring, Illinois PKCC Isabella Balancer Reserve Senior Female Jacinda Dickenson, Kansas LCC Miss Redgreen 7297W

Grand Champion Market Steer Kaycie Jurgens, Nebraska Steer Weight: 1,128 lbs.

Balancer Champion Cow/Calf Aubree Warner, Nebraska DLW 412U Balancer Champion Intermediate Kyle Sasse, Kansas OGSG Xtra Sweet Tunes

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Juniors Parade Champions in Eastern Regional Gelbvieh Show


Photos and Results by Jennifer Scharpe embers of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) participated in their second show of the summer at the AGJA Foothills of the Smokies Eastern Regional show. The show was held June 3-5 in Maryville, Tenn., and was hosted by the Heritage FFA Chapter of Heritage High School, Maryville. A total of 49 head of Gelbvieh and Balancer® females and bulls were exhibited by 20 juniors from Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Illinois, Mississippi, and Alabama. Lydell Meier, Clinton, Tenn., evaluated the animal show. Jackie Martin judged the showmanship competition. Thank you to the following sponsors of the AGJA Foothills of the Smokies Eastern Regional show: AGJA, Athens Stockyard, Beverly Griffith, Blount County Farm Bureau, Blount County Livestock Association, CBBC, Clayton Homes, Dale Walker, Dr. Gary Silvey, East Tennessee Wood Products, Farm Credit Services, Foothills Farmers Co-op, Floyd›s Equipment Rental, Goteez Custom T-Shirts, Green Hills Gelbvieh Farm, Hidden Springs Farm, Hilda Walker, John Loy, Kelmont Farms, Heritage FFA, Kentucky Gelbvieh Association, Kim Cutshaw Rop, Lacey Fern Farm, Lakeview Farm, Little Windy Hill Farm, M&W Farms, Mackey Farms, Mississippi Gelbvieh Association, North Carolina Junior Gelbvieh Association, Pam and Daniel Nelson, PFG Goods, Donnie Bain, Rocky Top Farm, South Carolina Gelbvieh Association, Tennessee Cattlemen›s Association, Tindell›s, Tennessee Gelbvieh Association, Tennessee Junior Gelbvieh Association, Virginia Gelbvieh Association, and Watson Family Dentistry. The generous donation and support from these sponsors is greatly appreciated. In the all-around competition the division results are as follows: Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C., top junior; Macey Nelson, Tylertown, Miss., top intermediate; and Katie Sullivan, Robertsdale, Ala., top senior. Will Waters, Maryville, Tenn., won the Top Rookie award. 32 | August 2011

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female

BCFG Butlers Jasmine 10X1

RTRD Darci 264X ET

Clark Worley, Black Mtn, N.C.

Matthew Davidson, Duncan, S.C.

Sire: Butlers Impact 549U

Sire: Tuned In 55T

Grand Champion B&O Gelbvieh Female

Reserve Grand Champion B&O Gelbvieh Female AMT Jenna 27W Austin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C. Sire: Solution

DGMC Hilda’s Stormy 91W Daniel Gaines, Courtland, Miss. Sire: Prime Cut 406S30

Grand Champion B&O Gelbvieh bull

Grand Champion Balancer Female

KTLN Samson 216Y

VER Kristina 031W ET

Katlynn Sullivan, Robertsdale, Ala.

Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C.

Sire: Gentleman

Sire: Premonition 662S ET

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Female

Grand Champion B&O Balancer Female

GHGF 004 Tess 310W

LWAC Miss Night Vision 2NX

Justin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C.

Lucas Waters, Maryville, Tenn.

Sire: S A V 004 Density 4336

Sire: S A V Mandan 5664

Gelbvieh Reserve Spring Yearling

Gelbvieh Champion Cow-Calf

GCGF Giada 003X

AHLG Sunshine 24S

Bethany Mackey, Marion, N.C.

Casey Byford, Coffeeville, Miss.

Sire: Bennett Ideal G182

Sire: Heavy Equipment 125M3

Balancer Champion Junior Heifer Calf

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf

AHLG Choctaw Lavern 124Y

GHGF Juliette 103X

Grand Champion B&O Balancer Bull GHGF Black Label 06X1 ET Justin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C. Sire: Solution

Casey Byford, Coffeeville, Miss.

Garrett Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C.

Sire: LJC Mission Statement P27

Sire: B C Lookout 7024

Balancer Champion Spring Yearling

Balancer Champion Winter Yearling

Reserve Grand Champion B&O Balancer Bull HSCF Rocko 136X Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C. Sire: Western Hauler 028S

TWFM M&W Miss Designer 5260X

GHGF I’m A Hottie 2 16X

Austin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C.

Garrett Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C.

Sire: Cahill S868

Sire: S A V 8180 Traveler 004

Gelbvieh Reserve Winter Yearling HSCF Rubys Pride 135X Cameron Durham, Piedmont, S.C. Sire: Headline

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf KIT Tilley X55 ET Colton Kitley, Flora, Ill. Sire: Tabasco J26 ET

Balancer Champion Cow-Calf PMFG Miss Chevious W949 Lucas Waters, Maryville, Tenn. Sire: Mr Top Dog 443T Not pictured: Gelbvieh Reserve Senior Heifer Calf TON Martina 101X Casey Byford, Coffeeville, Miss. Sire: Montana’s Express

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Yearling LWAC Hot and Spicy 1NX Lucas Waters, Maryville, Tenn. Sire: R Collateral 2R

Gelbvieh Reserve Intermediate Yearling CIRS 81RX Justin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C. Sire: Prowler ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Cow-Calf HSSG Faralinn 216R ET Katlynn Sullivan, Robertsdale, Ala. Sire: Extra 2106K ET Balancer Reserve Senior Heifer Calf SMB Valley’s Field Day 72X Will Waters, Maryville, Tenn. Sire: LCC Field Day A614N Balancer Reserve Spring Yearling LWAC Pure Booty 3NX Will Waters, Maryville, N.C. Sire: Cahill S868

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Gelbvieh Juni Ad Contest (pictured left to right): Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C., junior champion; Grant Worley, Black Mtn, N.C., junior reserve; Bethany Mackey, Marion, N.C., intermediate champion; Austin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C., intermediate reserve (not pictured); Chris Mackey, Marion, N.C., senior champion; Katie Sullivan, Robertsdale, Ala., senior reserve.

Poster Contest (pictured left to right) Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C., junior champion; Will Waters, Maryville, Tenn., junior reserve; Macey Nelson, Tylertown, Miss., intermediate champion; Bethany Mackey, Marion, N.C., intermediate reserve; Katie Sullivan, Robertsdale, Ala., senior champion; Cameron Burns, Pendleton, S.C., senior champion.

Photo Contest (pictured left to right): Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C., junior champion and reserve; Macey Nelson, Tylertown, Miss., intermediate champion; Bethany Mackey, Marion, N.C., intermediate reserve; Katie Sullivan, Robertsdale, Ala., senior champion; Justin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C., senior reserve

Pee Wee Showmanship

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Showmanship (pictured left to right): Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C., junior champion; Grant Worley, Black Mtn, N.C., junior reserve; Bethany Mackey, Marion, N.C., intermediate champion; Macey Nelson, Tylertown, Miss., intermediate reserve; Cameron Burns, Pendleton, S.C., senior champion; Matthew Davidson, Duncan, S.C., senior reserve (not pictured).

Photos and Results by Jennifer Scharpe


he summer show season of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) began at the AGJA Cherokee Strip Western Regional show. The show was held May 27-29 at the Noble County Fairgrounds in Perry, Okla., and was hosted by the Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association. A total of 30 head were exhibited by 18 juniors from five states. Blake Bloomberg, Stillwater, Okla., evaluated the Gelbvieh females, Balancer速 females and Gelbvieh bulls. Wravenna Bloomberg, also of Stillwater, judged the showmanship contest. The Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association and the AGJA would like to thank the following sponsors of the show: Exchange Bank & Trust; Semkin Longhorns, LLC.; Noble County Farmers Union; United Country Landrun Realty, Inc.; OCA/Oklahoma Cowman; Gallaway Gelbvieh; First Bank & Trust; Reproduction Enterprises, Inc.; Wal-Mart, Perry; KKD Gelbvieh; City of Perry; Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association; Stillwater Milling, Perry; Kemnitz Oil Company; Anytime Fitness, Guthrie; Mr. Convenience Inc. (The Family Convenience Store); Freepoint Pipe & Supply Inc., Edmond; and Alexander Cattle Company. The generous donation and support from these sponsors is greatly appreciated.


Compete in Western Regional Show

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female FMGF Outta Da Blue 713X ET Keegan Darrow, Perkins, Okla. Sire: Big N’ Rich 911P ET

Grand Champion B&O Gelbvieh Female

Reserve Grand Champion B&O Gelbvieh Female EMMA Galaxy Star 2X Emma McDonald, Rolla, Mo. Sire: Pop A Top 197T83

Grand Champion Balancer Female and Grand Champion B&O SDCG Ms Nugget 9405X Seth Beying, Leavenworth, Kan.

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Female EBY Miss 7294T 9229W Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan. Sire: S A V Bismarck 5682

Reserve Grand Champion B&O Balancer Female TPMG Xana’Lady 30X Tricia Goes, Odell, Neb. Sire: R Collateral 2R

Grand Champion B&O Gelbvieh Bull

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Yearling

Gelbvieh Reserve Winter Yearling

GALG Miss Ellie 11X4 Braxton Oldenburg, Mulhall, Okla. Sire: Kevlar 18R3

Sire: Western Hauler 028S

JERG 5X9 Jacob Rupp, Perry, Okla. Sire: Apollo

OLDG Ms Josie 24X6 Brandon Oldenburg, Mulhall, Okla. Sire: Kevlar 18R3

Reserve Grand Champion B&O Gelbvieh Bull ELYB Mr Red Velvet 2X Elysia Bushey, Mountain Home, Ark. Sire: Freedom 178F ET

Gelbvieh Champion Senior

PMG Xena 64X ET

BDCG DC Wilma 147X

HFGC Miss Hanna 140W35

Kaeden Schlake, Cortland, Neb.

Seth Beying, Leavenworth, Kan.

Courtney Spencer, Aurora, Mo.

Sire: Pegasus 01P

Sire: Mr Krugerrand 70M 130P

Sire: HF Roscoe 34P59 ET

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Not pictured: Gelbvieh Reserve Intermediate Yearling CIRS 9RX Kaycie Shearer, Canton, Kan. Sire: 82U ET Gelbvieh Champion Cow-Calf CIRS 72NW Kaycie Shearer, Canton, Kan. Sire: Ramon

Balancer Reserve Senior Heifer Calf TTTT Daddy’s Girl 1060X Chase Tabor, Columbus, Kan. Sire: BC Big Daddy 702-5

Quiz Bowl Champion Team (pictured left to right): Keegan Darrow, Okla., Kaeden Schlake, Neb., Elizabeth Krajewski, Neb., Tricia Goes, Neb.

Balancer Reserve Spring Yearling DLV Daisy 2X Kaeden Schlake, Courtland, Neb. Sire: Honor Roll 21U

Balancer Champion Winter Yearling

Quiz Bowl Reserve Champion Team (pictured left to right): Brandon Oldenburg, Okla., Emma McDonald, Mo., Colton Spencer, Mo., Courtney Spencer, Mo

CLKG Miss Tricia 07X Brian Krajewski, Venango, Neb. Sire: EXAR Pay Stub 40 5S Sales Talk Contest (pictured left to right): Braxton Oldenburg, Mulhall, Okla., junior champion; Brandon Oldenburg, Mulhall, Okla., junior reserve; Colton Spencer, Aurora, Mo., intermediate champion; Emma McDonald, Rolla, Mo., intermediate reserve; Tricia Goes, Odell, Neb., senior champion; Jacinda Dickenson, Glasco, Kan., senior reserve Balancer Reserve Winter Yearling

Showmanship (pictured left to right): Braxton Oldenburg, Mulhall, Okla., champion junior; Brandon Oldenburg, Mulhall, Okla., reserve junior; Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan., champion intermediate; Emma McDonald, Rolla, Mo., reserve intermediate; Courtney Spencer, Aurora, Mo., champion senior; Tricia Goes, Odell, Neb., reserve senior

PLA Butterfinger 018X Elizabeth Krajewski, Venango, Neb. Sire: Mr Krugerrand 70M 130P

Photography Contest (pictured left to right): Braxton Oldenburg, Mulhall, Okla., junior champion and reserve; Emma McDonald, Rolla, Mo., intermediate champion and reserve; Courtney Spencer, Aurora, Mo., senior champion and reserve Balancer Reserve Senior LCC Miss Redgreen 7297W Jacinda Dickinson, Glasco, Kan.

Pee Wee Showmanship

Sire: Redgreen 1070

Poster Contest (pictured left to right): Brandon Oldenburg, Mulhall, Okla., junior champion; Braxton Oldenburg, Mulhall, Okla., junior reserve; Courtney Spencer, Aurora, Mo., senior champion

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Places to Be places to be August 2011 Aug. 1 Calf data due for Dam of Merit program Aug. 6 Kansas Gelbvieh Association Tour, Columbus, KS Aug. 17 Ad Deadline for October Profit Picture Aug. 20 Minnesota Gelbvieh Association Field Day, Crookston, MN Aug. 31-Sept. 1 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle, Joplin, MO September 2011 Sept. 5 AGA office closed Sept. 10 Virginia Gelbvieh Association Picnic and Field Day, Max Meadows, VA Sept. 22-25 World Beef Expo, Milwaukee, WI Sept. 24 Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale VI, Lathrop, MO Sept. 25 Ad Deadline for November Gelbvieh World

Oct. 1 J Bar M Gelbvieh & Hartland Farm 7th Annual Ozark Pride Production Sale, Stella, MO Oct. 8 Circle S Ranch Open House, Canton, KS Oct. 8 Judd Ranch 21st Annual Cow Power Female Sale, Pomona, KS Oct. 15 Seedstock Plus Fall Bull & Female Sale, Joplin, MO Oct. 22 American Royal Gelbvieh & Balancer Show, Kansas City, MO Oct. 25 Ad Deadline for December Gelbvieh World Oct. 29 Flying H Genetics Fall Bull Sale, Joplin, MO November 2011

Oct. 1 Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational, Mt. Sterling, KY

Nov. 13 NAILE Junior Gelbvieh Show, Louisville, KY Nov. 17 NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh & Balancer Show, Louisville, KY Nov. 19 Little Windy Hill Farms You-Pick-Em Bull Sale Max Meadows, VA Nov. 19 Brandywine Farms Mature Female Dispersal Sale, Kingsville, MO Nov. 24-25 AGA office closed

2R-2B Gelbvieh........................................... 25 3 G Ranch.................................................... 22 Adkins Gelbvieh........................................... 25 B/F Cattle Company.................................... 24 Bar Arrow Cattle Company.................... 17, 23 Bar IV Livestock........................................... 23 Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc................................... 22 Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch............................ 25 Blackhawk Cattle Company......................... 22 Boehler Gelbvieh.......................................... 24 Bow K Ranch............................................... 22 Brandywine Farm................................... 16, 23 C-Cross Cattle Company............................. 25 Cedar Top Ranch..................................... 2, 24 Chimney Butte Ranch.................................. 25 Circle S Ranch............................................. 23 CJ&L Livestock........................................... 25 Clinch Mountain Gelbvieh.......................... 26 Cranview Gelbvieh....................................... 25 Cunningham, Ronn..................................... 27 D Bar L Land and Livestock......................... 23 D & W Farms, LLC..................................... 23 Danell Diamond Six Ranch.......................... 24 DDM Gelbvieh............................................ 22 Diamond L Farms........................................ 25 Dromgoole’s Heaven.................................... 26 Eagle Pass Ranch.......................................... 26 Ellison Gelbvieh & Angus Ranch................. 26 Flying H Genetics.................................. 24, 40 Gelbvieh Bull Barn....................................... 27 Gelbvieh Guide............................................ 27 Gelbvieh Media Productions........................ 28

Gelbvieh Profit Partners............................... 19 Goettlich Gelbvieh Ranch............................ 24 Golden Buckle Gelbvieh.............................. 25 Green Hills Gelbvieh.................................... 25 H & H Farms.............................................. 26 Harriman, Bob............................................. 24 Hart Farm Gelbvieh..................................... 23 Hartland Farm....................................... 23, 38 Hill Top Haven Farm................................... 26 Hodges Ranch.............................................. 22 Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch.................................. 26 J & K Farms................................................. 22 J Bar M Gelbvieh................................... 24, 38 Judd Ranch, Inc....................................... 3, 23 Jumping Cow Gelbvieh.......................... 22, 39 Kansas Gelbvieh Association Tour................ 21 Kicking Horse Ranch................................... 24 Kittle Gelbvieh Farms.................................. 22 Knoll Crest Farm.......................................... 26 Lambert, Doak............................................. 27 Ledgerwood Gelbvieh.................................. 26 LeDoux Ranch............................................. 23 Lemke Cattle................................................ 24 Leonhardt Cattle Company.......................... 26 Linquist Farms............................................. 22 Little Windy Hill Farms............................... 26 Lone Oak Gelbvieh...................................... 23 Longleaf Station........................................... 25 M&P Gelbvieh............................................ 24 Maple Hill Farm.......................................... 22 Maple Lake Livestock Company.................. 25 Markes Family Farms................................... 25

October 2011

Nov. 28 Ad Deadline for January Gelbvieh World Nov. 29-Dec. 1 Range Beef Cow Symposium XXII, Mitchell, NE December 2011 Dec 3 SEGA & Friends Fall Female Sale, Pierce, CO Dec 15 Ad Deadline for Profit Picture January 2012 Jan. 7 NWSS Junior Gelbvieh Show, Denver, CO Jan. 8 NWSS Pen Bull Sale, Denver, CO Jan. 8 National Gelbvieh Sale, Denver, CO Jan. 9 National Gelbvieh and Balancer Show, Denver, CO Jan. 28 Lemke Cattle Bull Sale, Lawrence, NE Visit the online version of Places to Be at for additional dates of upcoming sales and more information an each event.

Ad adIndex index

Martin Cattle Company............................... 22 Mattison Family Farm.................................. 23 McCabe Cattle Co./Two Step Ranch............ 23 Middle Creek Farms..................................... 24 Miller Gelbvieh............................................ 22 Mitchell Marketing Service.................... 27, 38 MLM Gelbvieh............................................ 24 National CUP Lab....................................... 27 NN Bar Ranch, Inc...................................... 26 NS Ranch.................................................... 26 Ozarks Pride Sale.......................................... 38 Pfizer Animal Genetics................................... 5 Plateau Gelbvieh.......................................... 22 Pope Farms Gelbvieh.................................... 24 Post Rock Cattle Company...................... 9, 23 Profit Picture................................................ 29 Register Farms.............................................. 25 Rogers Valley Farm Gelbvieh.................. 15, 24 Sawtooth Gelbvieh Cattle & Hay................. 25 Schafer Farms, Inc........................................ 23 Seedstock Plus Genetics................................ 27 Seedstock Plus.......................................... 7, 16 Slaughter, David........................................... 23 Swanson Cattle Company............................ 24 The 88 Ranch............................................... 24 Thorstenson Gelbvieh................................... 26 Treble W Ranch........................................... 26 Triple K Gelbvieh......................................... 23 Wildwood Acres........................................... 25 Wilkinson Gelbvieh..................................... 22 Gelbvieh World | 37


October 1, 2011

DCSF 261P1


7th ANNUAL Hartland Farm & J Bar M Gelbvieh




80 GELBVIEH & BALANCER® LOTS SELL 60 Females • 20 Bulls

PB Gelbvieh

Granite 2135M x Wilma 147H

Selling a flush opportunity on Wilma 261P1. She is the dam of Post Rock Silver, the $41,000 syndicated bull.


TJB 838H


OCTOBER 1, 2011 • 1:00 PM (CST)

HARTLAND FARM, Stella, Missouri

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All bulls semen tested Igenity® test results in sale book Homozygous black, homozygous polled bulls Free delivery on all bulls within 150 miles All bulls bred and raised in Southwest Missouri First breeding season guarantee

PB Gelbvieh

Extra 150D x Lady Granite 232S

Selling a daughter sired by Govenor 3N.




Please join us for the pre-sale dinner and social on Friday evening at the sale facility.

Robert & Mona Hart, owners • Mark McFarland, herd manager P.O. Box 134, Stella, MO 64867 (417) 628-3000 email:

PB Gelbvieh

Freedom x PAWS Shania

Selling a daughter sired by Top Brass with a Mississippi Gambler heifer calf at side.

Jon E. & Edna Miller 28760 Norway Rd, Stark City, MO 64866 (417) 632-4925 home (417) 437-5250 cell Please no Sunday calls!

SALE MANAGEMENT BY: Mitchell Marketing Service

Chris Mitchell 334-695-1371 Randy Sienknecht 319-290-3763 2262 C Avenue • Gladbrook, IA 50635




HOMOZYGOUS POLLED. Hepburn is the 2009 National Champion Female that has become one of our top producing donor females. She is a female we felt could be mated to many different sires to give us multiple genetic matings for the future of our program. We chose to flush her to old foundation sires as well as the most popular sires to produce purebred and Balancer® offspring. The plan has worked!

Her calves are extremely impressive. We sold pregnancies and heifer calves in our last two female sales sired by Belgrad. We also sold sons in our bull sale sired by Belgrad and Black Impact. Watch for Hepburn offspring sired by Connealy Concensus 7229, BEA Sureshock 705T and Belgrad.


Grant Thayer, Owner

303-621-2058 E-mail:

Brad Ridinger, Manager


Office: 719-764-2327 • Cell: 303-810-0582 E-mail:

Fall 2010 Top Seller

These Range Ready bulls developed in our Grown On GrassTM system will be available in our late fall sale, along with many, many more! We encourage visitors at all times, so stop by our NE & MO ranches to see what’s Hot & New at Flying H! Keep up to date on the latest FHG news by visiting us on the web & Facebook!


Jared & Jill Wareham Dick & Bonnie Helms Kyle & Kayla Helms Missouri Regional Affiliate Nebraska Headquarters Cell: (417) 309-0062 Ph: (308) 493-5411 Ph: (308) 962-6940 GELBVIEH | BALANCER | ANGUS | SIMANGUS | SIMMENTAL

August 2011 Gelbvieh World  

Official publication of the American Gelbvieh Association