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Official Publication of the American Gelbvieh Association

March 2009

2009

National Western


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Contents contents March 2009, Vol. 23, No. 7

News

Page 80 NCBA Cook-Off

Page 62 Cow Efficiency

59 Gelbvieh Profit Partners Elects Directors, Leadership 60 AGA Foundation: Giving Back to the Breed

Features

64 Six Men Added to Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame 65 An Exporter’s Perspective on U.S. Opportunities

management

62 Efficiency on the Cow Side of the Business

28 Gelbvieh Board Approves Comprehensive Policy and Plan to Eliminate Arthrogryposis Multiplex from Herd Book

By Lori Maude

Page 57

80 Gelbvieh Tops NCBA Burger CookOff

Thanksgiving

national western features

16 Montana Gelbvieh Promoter Inducted into Gelbvieh Hall of Fame 17 Gelbvieh Association Elects New Directors, Leadership

Sales 32 National Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale

18 Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer Champions Awarded in Denver 20 Kansas Members Honored as AGA Member of the Year 22 Canadian Bull Tops Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity 26 Ring of Gold Winners Named at Conclusion of National Show 34 Top Quality Headlines National Gelbvieh Show 48 Judd Ranch Sweeps Gelbvieh Pen Bull Show 57 A Time for Thanksgiving

By Dana Stewart

74 National Balancer Show Crowns Winners in Denver On the cover: The 2009 National Western Stock Show provided the backdrop for a high energy National Sale and competitive shows. Pictured upper left is Jim Gies of Western Livestock Journal taking bids at National Sale. Michael Rea of Berthoud, Colo., is on his way to winning his class in the Junior Show.

EDITOR: Lori Maude E-mail: lorim@gelbvieh.org PRODUCTION: Katie Danneman E-mail: katied@gelbvieh.org Advertising Sales: Randy Sienknecht (319) 290-3763 E-mail: rmsink1209@msn.com

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Departments Contact Us Executive’s Corner President’s Message Hooves & Horns Bits & Pieces Junior Voice Shows On Test Places to Be New Members Ad Index

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Wayne Vanderwert

Executive’s Corner executive’s corner

What Do We Do Now? If you are a Gelbvieh breeder and have never read one of my columns, make the exception and read this one. Genetic defects are no fun…knock on wood the Gelbvieh breed has been very fortunate in this regard. The recent discovery of Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM) in the Angus breed does impact us and the other breed associations with hybrid programs involving Angus genetics. We earlier referred to this defect as the Curly Calf Syndrome in a November 2008 Gelbvieh World article, found on pages 14-15. Aside from the name change, the mode of inheritance and other technical information presented in that article are correct. A couple updates, the defect has now been traced back one generation behind the GAR Precision 1680 bull to his maternal grandsire, Rito 9J9 of B156 7T26, Angus registration # 9682589, a bull born in 1979. There are a reported 1.4 million registered Angus cattle that trace to the 9J9 bull. Secondly, a commercially available and reasonably priced DNA test has been developed. An analysis of the AGA Herdbook indicates that our exposure is relatively low. Keep in mind that as more Angus cattle are tested that number will increase. This is especially true from the Angus female side, as the popular Angus A.I. bulls have all been tested. Our membership had the opportunity to make its voice heard on the AM problem during the recent AGA Convention and the open-to-all Rules and Bylaws Committee meeting. It was evident that the membership favored an aggressive approach to address and eliminate the AM gene from our Herdbook. Since our convention, your Board of Directors has taken several steps to develop a comprehensive policy and plan to eliminate the AM gene. That complete policy is printed in this issue on pages 28-29.

Here are the four most important things you can do now. 1. Read the policy, if you’ve got questions - ask! The AGA staff can assist you and we’ll make every effort to keep you informed. Breeding decisions that you make this year, for calves to be born in 2010, are critical to your program. Appreciate the fact that for 2010,  | March 2009

2011 and 2012, the bar gets set a little higher each year. There is good reason for this. 2. Recognize that AM-Carrier cattle as well as cattle that are at risk of being carriers are going to diminish in value over time. A simple principle, but every breeder needs to have this mindset. Economics, the increased value of AM-Free cattle, will be the driver to cleanup this problem. Using an AM-50 or AM-25 bull natural service without testing him makes little sense. Many genetic defects have been documented in livestock. The lesson from history, when information became readily available, the value of clean pedigrees was enhanced and that led to the eventual elimination of the defect. Today’s DNA technology provides a short cut; we can accomplish more in the next few months than could be accomplished in several years before this tool became available. 3. Develop a plan for testing and culling in your cowherd. Take a deep breath, you have a little time. The AGA will notify you of the females that need to be tested. Take advantage of the $10.00 rebate offer on those that are eligible. Testing priority should be given to the older cattle with progeny and grand progeny in your herd, start at the top of that family tree. Keep in mind that if an AM-50 cow is tested and found to be AM-Free, it clears up her progeny and the AM-25 designations will go away. In this situation, a single test saved a lot of money and further testing. On the other hand, if the AM-50 cow is found to be an AM-Carrier then the AM-25 designations on her progeny will be elevated to AM-50. While that seems like a risk, remember knowledge is everything in eliminating this gene. Prioritize those females at risk of being a carrier. Test the good ones, move up the culling date on the lower performing females and replace them with lower risk or clean replacement females. 4. Let your INTEGRITY be an example to your fellow breeders and the commercial cattlemen in your area. You will reap benefits! Together, we’re going to whip this thing.

303/465-2333 Main Phone 303/465-2339 fax Executive Director Wayne Vanderwert (ex. 480) waynev@gelbvieh.org Director of Administration Dianne Coffman (ex. 479) diannec@gelbvieh.org Director of Communications Lori Maude (ex. 487) lorim@gelbvieh.org Director of Breed Improvement Susan Willmon (ex. 484) susanw@gelbvieh.org Director of Member Services Dana Stewart (ex. 488) danas@gelbvieh.org Production Manager/Graphic Artist Katie Danneman (ex. 486) katied@gelbvieh.org Customer Services Coleen Abplanalp (ex. 482) coleena@gelbvieh.org Dolores Gravley (ex. 481) doloresg@gelbvieh.org Patti Showman (ex. 478) pattis@gelbvieh.org Teresa Wessels (ex. 477) teresaw@gelbvieh.org Mailing address: 10900 Dover St., Westminster, CO 80021 General E-mail: info@gelbvieh.org Registration & Electronic Data Transfer: registration@gelbvieh.org Website: www.gelbvieh.org


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Vaughn Thorstenson

President’s Message president’s message

Living with Integrity, Humility & Generosity Wow, what a convention we just finished in Denver! The staff and speakers did a great job directing our thoughts towards the challenging new opportunities facing the cattle industry. Of particular interest to me was the session on feed efficiency, but that is a subject for another column. If you missed the convention, I would encourage you to either contact the office or go on the web site and dig into some of the information. If you didn’t attend this year, make sure you plan on attending next year—I never go home disappointed! As a matter of fact, it amazes me that every year as we go through the year the real breed direction often comes out of the convention. By missing the convention or not participating in the committee process, one is often left a year behind in making relevant breeding decisions. As I gave my presidential address at the convention I shared three character traits that I felt were extremely important for us as breed leaders to focus on and to not lose sight of. These I borrowed from two sources, one was from a speech that I heard on CSPAN by the Rev. Rick Warren as he addressed a group of Muslim leaders about how he would pray for President Obama. The other source was from my handbook that I am using as I work with a Fellowship of Christian Athlete’s huddle group. The three character attributes that I addressed were: integrity, humility and generosity. These three attributes may seem straight forward, but they are not quite as straight forward as they may seem. Integrity: comes from the Latin word integritas – which means wholeness or completeness. The root word integer (now I’m sure it’s been a while since most of you have been in school so I’ll help you out with this one) means a whole number or in other words not a fraction or a part. (Intact, untouched, entire) Integrity of character occurs when there is consistency between actions and inner convictions over time. Humility: is what prompts us to give heartfelt thanks and favor to others and puts 14 | March 2009

their needs in front of your own. We need to be good listeners and less worried about ourselves. It is not saying, “I can’t do that,” in order to draw attention to ourselves, but rather recognizes our limitations and places others needs in front of our own. I think this is extremely important if we are to function as an association attempting to meet the needs of all our members. Generosity: can be summed up with a couple of four letter words: Give, Time. For most of us, time can be our most valuable asset. But we must also not lose sight of giving of our resources as well. Rick Warren shared that he first started giving 10 percent and living on the remaining 90 percent. He and his wife made a pledge to begin to give more every year, first 11 percent then 13 percent and it has grown so much that now he lives on 10 percent and gives away 90 percent. Now I know that may never be a reality for most of us, but if we understand that we are merely stewards (not owners) it really puts things into perspective. Each one of us makes a living by what we get—we make a life by what we give. I then challenged the members of the convention and will now challenge each of you to keep these in mind and attempt to live each one of them out this year, especially the latter. We as an association have a number of new projects we want to implement but they take money and help. So if you can leave a few extra cows on or donate time or money this is the year to step up and get involved and be generous, humble and full of integrity. There is an old Native American saying that really sums up how we need to live our lives: “When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life in such a manner that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice.” Vaughn Thorstenson was re-elected for a second term as AGA President at the 2009 AGA National Convention. He owns and operates Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus. He can be reached at vwthor@sbtc.net

AGA Executive Committee President Vaughn Thorstenson 605/649-6262 (H) 12980 Cedar Rd., Selby, SD 57472 Vice President Al Knapp 913/219-6613 (O) 18291 158th St. Bonner Springs, KS 66012 Secretary Randy Gallaway 405/649-2410 (H) 15182 N. Midwest Blvd. • Mulhall, OK 73063 Treasurer Jim Beastrom 605/224-5789 (H) 20453 Cendak Rd. • Pierre, SD 57501-6315 Legal Counsel E. Edd Pritchett 405/375-5516 (O) 114 N. Main St. • Ste. 101 Kingfisher, OK 73750

AGA Directors Rob Arnold 701/624-2051 (H) 6700 Cty Rd 19 S • Minot, ND 58701 Steve Arp 608/846-5186 (H) 551 N Ramsey Rd • Arlington, WI 53911 Ken Flikkema 406/586-6207 (H) 8289 Huffine Ln. • Bozeman, MT 59718 Mark Goes 402/766-3627 (H) 39414 SW 75th Rd. • Odell, NE 68415-3126 Jerry Grund 785/891-3765 (H) 2690 Iron Horse Rd. • Wallace, KS 67761 Dick Helms 308/493-5411 (H) 42041 Dr. 728 • Arapahoe, NE 68922 John Huston jeh7@ra.msstate.edu David Judd 785/566-3770 (H) 423 Hwy K-69 • Pomona, KS 66076-9064 Bob Prosser 928/289-2619 (O) PO Box 190 • Winslow, AZ 86047 Brian Schafer 888/226-9210 (O) 37740 240th Ave. • Goodhue, MN 55027 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.


Montana Gelbvieh Promoter Inducted into Gelbvieh Hall of Fame

Dave Roen was joined by his family during his induction into the American Gelbvieh Association Hall of Fame at the 2009 AGA National Convention in Denver. From left: Amy Fabey, Dave and Diana Roen, Casey Roen and Michelle Tow.

Dave Roen of the XZ Ranch near Stanford, Mont., would never consider himself an innovator, however he always approached things with an open and inquiring mind. That’s how he found the Gelbvieh breed and became an active promoter of the breed in 1973. For his dedication and time in establishing the Gelbvieh breed in Montana and across the United States, Dave Roen was inducted into the American Gelbvieh Association Hall of Fame during the 2009 AGA National Convention in Denver, Colo. Roen got his start with the Gelbvieh breed through an A.I. program on his commercial cowherd. After the first calf crop was weaned, Roen realized a 125pound weaning weight increase. “The management and pasture were exactly the same,” shared Roen. “The only difference was the Gelbvieh genetics.” Roen soon began to breed up from the halfblood Gelbvieh and developed a registered herd. He and his family exhibited the cattle throughout Montana and surrounding states to promote this new breed. Roen said the success in the show ring was nice, but the breed exposure and contact with commercial cattle producers was the main motivation to show the Gelbvieh cattle. Roen was one of the founding members of the Montana Gelbvieh Association and served as president from 1979 to 1985 for the group. He was elected the American 16 | March 2009

Gelbvieh Association Board of Directors twice, 1982-1987 and again 1990-1992. He also served as the AGA Secretary for two years. During his tenure on the AGA Board, the decision was made to computerize the registration system. Dave’s friendly personality made him a great promoter of the Gelbvieh breed. Fellow Montana Gelbvieh breeder, Jeanette Rankin commented in her recommendation letter, “Dave’s love for Gelbvieh cattle is unprecedented and a light-hearted comment from him diffused many heated discussions in our Montana board meetings to keep us on track.” The XZ Ranch produced several influential Gelbvieh sires, like XZR Jaguar and XZR Stubby, a most-used Gelbvieh sire for several years in Canada. XZR Lady Madonna, the

Top: Exhibiting cattle at the NILE in Billings, and other shows, was an important part of how Dave Roen promoted the breed. Pictured on the left is Kathleen Rankin of Kicking Horse Ranch and Dave Roen. Above: Michelle Roen served as a junior ambassador for the breed in Montana. Promoting Gelbvieh was a family project.

best-known female from the program, had a significant influence on the XZ Ranch breeding program. A change of focus by the XZ Ranch partners prompted a ranch and cowherd dispersal in 1997. However, 25 years of breed promotion and genetic improvement put the XZ Ranch and Dave Roen in the Gelbvieh history books.

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Gelbvieh Association Elects New Directors, Leadership The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) elected new directors and leadership during its annual meeting at the 2009 National Convention in Denver, Colo. New directors elected for three-year terms include Rob Arnold, Minot, N.D.; Bob Prosser, Winslow, Ariz.; and Brian Schafer of Goodhue, Minn. Re-elected for their second three-year terms on the AGA Board of Directors were Jim Beastrom, Pierre, S.D.; and Dick Helms of Arapahoe, Neb. Arnold and his family own Cranview Gelbvieh, while Bob Prosser and his wife, Judy, own Bar T Bar Ranch. Brian Schafer and his wife, Heather, are part of a familyowned operation. Jim Beastrom and his wife, Barb, own and operate Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch. Dick Helms and his wife, Bonnie, own and operate Flying H Genetics. Vaughn Thorstenson of Selby, S.D., was elected to his second term as the AGA President. Al Knapp of Bonner Springs, Kan., was re-elected as the AGA Vice President. New members to the AGA Executive Committee include Randy Gallaway of Mulhall, Okla., as the AGA Secretary, and Jim

The American Gelbvieh Association elected directors and officers for 2009 at the annual convention in Denver, Colo. Seated from left: Mark Goes, Nebraska; Nancy Wilkinson, Colorado; Jim Beastrom, South Dakota, Treasurer; Vaughn Thorstenson, South Dakota, President; Al Knapp, Kansas, Vice President; Randy Gallaway, Oklahoma, Secretary; and Wayne Vanderwert, AGA Executive Director. Standing from left are directors: Jerry Grund, Kansas; John Huston, Mississippi; Brian Schafer, Minnesota; Dave Judd, Kansas; Rob Arnold, North Dakota; Steve Arp, Wisconsin; Dick Helms, Nebraska; Ken Flikkema, Montana; and Bob Prosser, Arizona.

Starkville, Miss.; Dave Judd, Pomona, Kan.; and Nancy Wilkinson, Model, Colo. The American Gelbvieh Association Board of Directors works with its membership and staff to guide the policies and direction of the Gelbvieh breed.

Beastrom as the AGA Treasurer. Other directors continuing their terms on the AGA Board of Directors include: Steve Arp, Arlington, Wisc.; Ken Flikkema, Bozeman, Mont.; Mark Goes, Odell, Neb.; Jerry Grund, Wallace, Kan.; John Huston,

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Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer Champions Crowned in Denver The Junior Gelbvieh & Balancer Shows at the 2009 National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo., featured more than 50 head. Doug Hixon of Laramie, Wyo., evaluated the entries in both shows.

Gelbvieh Class 1 March 13 to April 8, 2008

Gelbvieh Class 8 March 22 to April 30, 2007

Balancer Class 3 January 1-31, 2008

1. SYD Penny’s Peso 8004U, Sydney Wilkinson, Model, Colo., SYD Stampde 6122S ET; 2. RID R Ms Reckless Raven 821U, Wyatt Taylor, Kiowa, Colo., RID R Collateral 2R

1. GCAL Tuscany 3T, Trey Struck, Humboldt, S.D., EGL Emil-Lene P019 ET; 2. CRAN T701, Annika Arnold, Minot, N.D., TJB Jagermeister 229M

1. TMMW Krugers Blackbird 8298U, Tiana Garcia, Los Animas, Colo., TAU Mr. Krugerrand 70M 130P; 2. LAMJ Ebony 883U, Jake Lammers, Lexington, Neb., OCC Legend 616L

Gelbvieh Class 2 February 1-29, 2008

1. JDPD Rumor Had It 407U, Tahanee Embry, Priddy, Texas, RTRM Headline 101P; 2. CIRS 9RU, Kaycie Shearer, Canton, Kan., EGL Fosters L017 ET Gelbvieh Class 3 January 1-31, 2008

1. RTRT Darci 189U, Michael Rea, Berthoud, Colo., RID R Collateral 2R; 2. MLH Miss Goldrush U4, Van Tucker, Portis, Kan., JOB Danell Montana Infusion Gelbvieh Class 4 December 1-31, 2007

1. CIRS 81NT, Johnny Shearer, Canton, Kan., EGL Fosters L017 ET Gelbvieh Class 5 November 1-30, 2007

1. JDPD Nikkie 06T1 ET, Dylan Enyart, Vinita, Okla., SLC Freedom 178F ET; 2. BCFG Butlers Lisa 533T ET, Kale Kendrick, Palmyra, Mo., BCFG Butlers Ole Hickory Gelbvieh Class 6 October 1-31, 2007

1. EBY Miss Western 7319T, Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan., JRI Great Western 254N68 ET Gelbvieh Class 7 July 1-31, 2007

Gelbvieh Class 9 February 1 to March 21, 2007

1. JDPD Brandy Alexander 515T1, Menzi Spiller, Throckmorton, Texas, JDPD Rolex 151M; 2. LCC Miss Red Green T4, Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan., FMM Redgreen 1070 Gelbvieh Class 10 January 1-31, 2007

1. KKKG Titillating 203T ET, Emily Knapp, Bonner Springs, Kan., PMG Pegasus 01P Gelbvieh Class 11 November 1-30, 2006

1. BAG Miss Kali 262S ET, Van Tucker, Portis, Kan., PMG Maxum 22M Champion Gelbvieh Female:

JDPD Rumor Had It 407U, Tahanee Embry Reserve Gelbvieh Female: EBY Miss Western 7319T, Chandler Ladner Balancer Class 1 February 25 to March 31, 2008

1. MISS Brezzy 62U2, Cassie Robertson, St. James, Mo., JRI Extra Exposure 285L71 ET; 2. DMRS Upitty Upitty 859U, Matt Raile, St. Francis, Kan., TC Freedom 104 Balancer Class 2 February 1-February 24, 2008

1. RTRD Roxi 225U ET, David 1. JDPD Rags to Riches 407T1, Rea, Berthoud, Colo., BUF Menzi Spiller, Throckmorton, BFCK Cherokee Cnyn 4912; Texas, XXB Big N’ Rich 911P ET 2. TAU Ms Crossover 879U, Sydney Taubenheim, Amherst, Neb., BT Crossover 758N 18 | March 2009

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female JDPD Rumor Had It 407U Tahanee Embry, Priddy, Texas Sire: RTRM Headline 101P

Balancer Class 4 November 1 to December 31, 2007

1. GHGF Brandy 782T, Justin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C., HSAF Bando 1961; 2. BCFG Butlers Definer 730T, Kale Kendrick, Palmyra, Mo., JBOB Carolina 5587P Balancer Class 5 September 1-30, 2007

1. EBY Miss Western 7297T, Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan., JRI Great Western 254N68 ET

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Female EBY Miss Western 7319T Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan. Sire: JRI Great Western 254N68 ET

Balancer Class 6 May 1-31, 2007

1. GHGF Sweet Adalaide 1T, Garrett Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C., JBOB Carolina 5281P Balancer Class 7 March 15 to April 30, 2007

1. EBY Great Western 7114T, Tahanee Embry, Priddy, Texas, JRI Great Western 254N68 ET; 2. BCFG Ravishing Ruby 502T1 ET, Britney Volek, Highmore, S.D., BUF BFCK Cherokee Cnyn 4912

Grand Champion Balancer Female EBY Great Western 7114T Tahanee Embry, Priddy, Texas Sire: JRI Great Western 254N68 ET

Champion Balancer Female:

EBY Great Western 7114T, Tahanee Embry Reserve Balancer Female: EBY Miss Western 7297T, Chandler Ladner Reserve Champion Balancer Female EBY Miss Western 7297T Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan. Sire: JRI Great Western 254N68 ET


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Kansas Member Honored as Gelbvieh Member of the Year

Left: Brian Beying’s family helped celebrate his honor in Denver. From left: Bob, Karla, Kris, Lucas, Tim holding Logan, Julie, Seth and Brian Beying. Missing from the picture is Brian and Julie’s youngest son, Cooper. Above: The Beying’s Dawson Creek program has produced cattle that can compete at any level. BDCG DC Faith 111P, the 2006 National Champion Female, is a direct result of the Beying’s program.

Brian Beying of Leavenworth, Kan., was honored as the 2009 American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Member of the Year during the AGA National Convention in Denver, Colo. The Kansas Gelbvieh Association nominated Beying for this national honor. The AGA Member of the Year award honors an individual for going above and beyond in promoting and supporting the Gelbvieh breed. Beying is the editor for the Kansas Gelbvieh Association Gold Reporter. This quarterly publication promotes Gelbvieh in the state of Kansas and across the nation to an extended mailing list. As a one-man shop, Beying continues the high standard of excellence on the Gold Reporter. He took over the publication from another AGA Member of the Year, Jim French. Beying is also a district sales representative for ABS Global and stays busy during the breeding season. He works with his family’s Gelbvieh operation and volunteers as a beef project leader with the

Leavenworth County 4-H program. Beying’s Dawson Creek Gelbvieh located at Easton, Kan., includes Brian’s parents, Bob and Karla Beying, along with his brother, Tim. The family’s operation has always focused on building a quality product with the smaller number of cows they can run. With urban sprawl and limited pasture renting opportunities, the Beying family builds quality genetic packages. A National Champion Gelbvieh Bull, JCGR Bar GT Mach One 54L, and a National Champion Gelbvieh Female, BDCG DC Faith 111P, have both resulted from the Beying’s breeding program. Brian and his wife, Julie, have two sons, Seth and Cooper. Brian is always good to volunteer his time to help with youth activities. Beying has also helped with the Kansas Gelbvieh Association state sales and numerous other events.

Industry Update

News news Beef Improvement Federation Heads West to California The 2009 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Research Symposium and Annual Meeting are scheduled for Sacramento, Calif., April 30 to May 3. Registration is now open for this event at http://store.calcattlemen.org/bifregistration.aspx. The conference will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in Sacramento. A special BIF hotel rate of $139 per night is only available through April 3rd. You can make hotel room reservations online at http://www.calcattlemen.org/bif2009/sheratongrandhotel.html. The opening session topics include, “Is there gold in those genomes?” by Dr. Mike Goddard, chief scientist of the Beef CRC at University of Melbourne and Victorian Department of Primary 20 | March 2009

Industries. The other opening session topic is, “Panning for Efficiency”. This will discuss genetic goals in an era of high input costs and economics of beef cattle production. BIF will also hold its annual technical keynote sessions for producers, addressing six topic areas: Producer Technology Application; Cow Herd Efficiency and Adaptability; Emerging Technologies; Live Animal, Carcass and End Product Evaluation; Selection Decisions; and Genetic Prediction. The tentative schedule can be viewed at www.calcattlemen.org/bif2009/schedule.html. Pre-conference tours will be held on April 30th, while a postconference tour will be held May 3rd. For more information contact Alison Van Eenennaam, 530-752-7942 or email alvaneenennaam@ ucdavis.edu.


Canadian Bull Tops Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity After six years of not being able to participate in the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity or the National Western Stock Show, Davidson Gelbvieh of Ponteix, Sask., made the most of their first trip back to Denver by winning the 2009 Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity. With a change in the voting format, the 2009 edition of the Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity attracted some of the best young bulls in the breed. Futurity members met Saturday morning to evaluate all of the entries in the futurity and vote for their top three. The top three vote getters in the preliminaries were then invited to be part of

Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity Chairman Ken Flikkema, left, presents the championship check to Vernon and Eileen Davidson, daughter-in-law Tara Davidson, and son Ross Davidson, who is at the halter.

the Bulls in the Ballroom event at the Red Lion Hotel on Saturday evening. Futurity members then re-voted on the three finalists to determine the champion. Davidson Gelbvieh earned a $27,000 check for its Futurity Champion, DVE

Davdison Powerhouse 13U, a homozygous black, homozygous polled son of STON Secret Weapon 6S out of a DVE Davidson Pld Blk Jim 6L daughter. Kansas-based operations, Post Rock Cattle Company and Judd Ranch, had

The voting format for the Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity changed this year to hold the preliminary voting at Stockyards Arena on the National Western grounds. The top three vote getters then went to the Red Lion Hotel ballroom for a second round of voting.

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Left: Post Rock Cattle Company of Barnard, Kan., exhibited one of the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity Runners-up. He is a son of BTI Granite 21235M. Below left: Judd Ranch Inc. of Pomona, Kan., earned RunnerUp honors with JRI Secret Service 270U85, a black polled son of JRI Top Secret 253M75 ET. Right: Jerry Mettler, after 12 years as the Bull Futurity Manager, stepped down at the completion of the 2009 event.

the runners-up in the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity. Post Rock Cattle Company of Barnard, Kan., entered DCSF Post Rock Mass Appeal ET, a homozygous black polled son of BTI Granite 2135M out of DCSF Post Rock Twila 223M2. Judd Ranch, from Pomona, Kan., entered JRI Secret Service 270U85. This black, double polled purebred is a son of JRI Top Secret 253M75 ET out of an FHG Flying H Extra 150D daughter. The Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity also

presented a scholarship to a worthy junior Gelbvieh member during the futurity festivities. Andy Lindgren of Atlanta, Ill., earned the second Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity Scholarship. The Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity honored Jerry Mettler of Canton, S.D., for his efforts on behalf of the futurity since its inception at the 1998 National Western. After 12 years as the Bull Futurity Manager, Mettler is stepping down to pursue other interests.

A Sincere Thank You To the membership of the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity for choosing DVE Davidson Powerhouse 13U as the 2009 Bull Futurity Winner!

Pasture Tour & Customer Appreciation Day July 18th, 2009 • Everyone Welcome Davidson Gelbvieh

DVE Davidson 13P Dam of DVE Davidson Powerhouse 13U

Vernon & Eileen Davidson & Family Box 681, Ponteix, Saskatchewan Canada S0N 1Z0 Ph: 306-625-3755 • Fax: 306-625-3524 Cell: 306-625-7863 davidsongelbvieh@sasktel.net www.davidsongelbvieh.com

Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 20th Anniversary Bull Sale Saturday, March 7, 2009 Call for information Gelbvieh World | 23


Bits ‘N Pieces bits ‘n pieces Registration Updates  More and more the envelope processing that happens with the U.S. Postal Service is damaging semen samples that are sent through the mail for DNA testing if these samples are not packaged correctly. The way to send a semen sample is to package the semen straw in an empty pen tube or empty plastic semen cane, put that inside a Ziploc bag and then place it all in a padded envelope. Packing a straw in between a piece of cardboard DOES NOT provide enough protection from the mail processing machines and a large percentage of those straws do not make it to their end destination intact. Packing the straws right the first time will save the cost of sending additional straws on the same animal to your DNA testing lab.  The International Year Code for 2009born calves is “W”. Make sure you use the letter “W” in the tattoo.  Registration and transfer credits stay with the member that paid the Herd Assessment on the active cow. The credits do not move with the cow when she is sold and transferred. If the cow has a calf at side when purchased, make sure the seller registers and transfers the calf as well.

DNA Update  Igenity and Pfizer Animal Genetics are both doing the Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM) gene testing. Go to www.igenity. com or www.pfizeranimalgenetics.com for information on ordering test kits and order forms. Please read the new AM policy approved by the AGA Board of Directors on Pages 28-29 of this issue. There are some animals that will be required to be tested at AGA’s official parent verification lab, which is Igenity.

Gelbvieh Marriages  Danika Anderson, daughter of Dan and Sharon Anderson of Meadow, S.D., married Kevin Schmidt on December 13, 2008 in Lemmon, S.D. Danika was active in the South Dakota Gelbvieh Junior Association,

brother. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, 207 East Alpine Ave., Stockton, CA 95204, or St. Joachim Catholic Church Building Fund, PO Box 232, Lockeford, CA 95237.  H. Burton Zech, age 89, passed away January 24, 2009, at Golden Living Center in Wellington, Kan. He was born on May 26, 1919, in Renfrow, Okla. He married Dixie Wood in 1941 in McPherson, Kan. Zech worked with Kansas State University to develop new strains of wheat and other crops, as well as working with American Breeders Association to develop a computerized breeding program for dairy and beef cattle. He owned and developed a Gelbvieh herd as well. He is survived by his wife, Dixie, one son, one daughter and several grandchildren, nieces and nephews. A memorial fund has been established with the Wellington, Kan., FFA Chapter.  Charles Wayne “Chuck” Ladner of Topeka, Kan., passed away at the age of 65, on February 4, 2009. He was born in the Onaga, Kan., area and worked with the Farmers Home Administration, and retired from Farm Service Agency in 1998 after 32 years of service. He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; two sons, Teddy Ladner of Argonia and Terry Ladner of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, two brothers, three grandchildren and two step-grandchildren. Chuck in recent years has attended many Gelbvieh junior events to watch his grandson, Chandler Ladner, participate.

mailed to sments were es ss A d er H y.  The 2009 in mid-Januar s er b em m r junio r all adult and d to keep you ai p e b st u m ents and Herd assessm es for adults o g is th e— v acti e AGA membership ue back in th d e ar ts en sm ack in juniors. Asses apply if not b es fe e at L . 5 l1 received office by Apri th . If you haven’t 5 1 l ri Ap ffice. the office by ct the AGA o ta n co t, en m ss your herd asse

 When registering/recording a set of twins, make sure to use the correct Number Born code on the registration application. Refer to #20 on the back of the Registration Application. If only one calf is born, use 1 for single. If the calf you are recording is a twin to a bull, use 2 for the code. If the calf is a twin to a heifer, use 3. For more than two calves, use M for multiple birth. For example, a cow has two bull calves. When recording those calves on the registration application, you will use the code 2, twin to a bull, for both calves. If a cow has a bull and a heifer, the heifer calf will have code 2 entered (twin to a bull), while the bull calf will be a code 3 (twin to a heifer).

AGA News & Notes  The AGA E-newsletters that are sent bi-weekly are now archived on the AGA website. There is a link on the AGA home 24 | March 2009

page at www.gelbvieh.org and also under the What’s New page on the website.

as well as American Gelbvieh Junior Association activities. The couple is at home in Sibley, Iowa.

Gelbvieh Farewells

State Association News

 Corry T. Dekuyer of Herald, Calif., passed away on December 25, 2008, at the age of 69 after a battle with cancer. She was born in Olgensplaat, Holland, on November 3, 1939. On December 3, 1965, she married Gerardus “Jerry” Dekuyer. They made their home in the Lodi, Calif., area and worked as dairy farmers. In 2001, they moved to the Herald area and she became active in the Gelbvieh breed. Corry is survived by her husband, Jerry, three sisters and one

 The Kansas Gelbvieh Association elected officers and directors at its annual meeting in Salina on November 28, 2008. Butch Stucky of Salina is the new president, Kelly Overmiller of Smith Center is vice president, and Charlotte Anderson of Jamestown remains as secretary/treasurer. Serving as directors are: Jerry Grund, Wallace; Randy Odle, Stockton; Jim DeGeer, Erie; Jason Hightower, LaCygne; Steve Buffo, Lansing; Derek Martin, Dighton; and Cody Raile, St. Francis.


Dr. Glenn Weh ner of Rocking GV Gelbvieh of M issouri sent th is photo of his grandson, Keagan, born May 15, 2008, reading the October Ge lbvieh World with hi s dad, Kyle Weh ner. The Wehner family celebrated the arrival of a second gran dson, Patrick W ehner, a mere 22 hour s after Keagan ’s arrival. Older son, Ad am and his wi fe, welcomed Patri ck on May 16 , 2008.

 The West Virginia Gelbvieh Association elected new officers at its December 2008 meeting. Chris Young of Strange Creek is the new president. Doug Dent of Belleville is vice president; Eric Young, also of Belleville, is secretary; and Mary Ann Sutton of Vincent, Ohio, is treasurer.  Ohio Gelbvieh Association has established a web site. It can be found at http://www.ohiogelbvieh.com/

Around the Industry  Ivan Rush, University of Nebraska animal science professor, is retiring after 35 years of service to the beef cattle industry. Rush is credited with contributing to the development of computer programs that calculate rations, organizing many Four State Range Beef Cow Symposia, and with guiding the evolution of Integrated Resource Management (IRM) in Nebraska and beyond.  A second eXtension webinar on Estrous Synchronization is set for March 25th from

noon to 1:15 p.m. (central time). Dr. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University, and Dr. Les Anderson, University of Kentucky, will help producers sort out synchronizing protocols that are used for heifers and cows and the application of those protocols. At the meeting time, type http://connect.extension.iastate. edu/beefcattle/ into your web browser. When you enter the URL, simply enter your name under the “Enter as a Guest” heading. Click on “Enter Room”. The instructions that detail how to join the

integrated phone audio conference will be on the screen when you join the meeting. For more information contact Dr. Bob Weaber, 573-882-5479 or email weaberr@ missouri.edu, or email Rick Rasby at rrasby@unlnotes.unl.edu.  The 58th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course is set for April 29-May 1 in Gainesville, Fla. For a complete schedule and registration information call or email Matt Hersom at 352-392-2390 or hersom@ufl.edu.

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Ring of Gold Winners Named at Conclusion of National Show

2009 Ring of Gold Champion Gelbvieh Bull GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

2009 Ring of Gold Champion Gelbvieh Female GGGE 3G Ursula 837U Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Space Cowboy 628S

The 2008-09 Ring of Gold point winners were named at the conclusion of the 2009 National Gelbvieh & Balancer Show. For the first time, a Balancer division was added to the Ring of Gold points program. This year’s program featured a new points schedule based on the number of head shown at the show instead of assigning minor, major and super point shows. Regardless of the level of show, points were based on the number of cattle shown. The point year began with the 2008 Dixie National and concluded with the 2009 National Show. Emily Griffiths of Kendallville, Ind., exhibited the Ring of Gold Champion Gelbvieh Bull and the Ring of Gold Champion Gelbvieh 26 | March 2009

Wayne Vanderwert, AGA Executive Director, left, presents the Ring of Gold Champion Gelbvieh Bull & Female awards to Rebecca, Emily and Carl Griffiths of 3G Ranch.

Female. GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET overwhelmed the competition with 112 points accumulated. Time Machine is coowned with Register Farms of North Carolina. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ursula 837U won the Gelbvieh Female Ring of Gold with 30 points more than the next highest entry, with 88 points total. Following Time Machine 758T ET, a son of SLC Freedom, in the Gelbvieh bull category were: JDPD Hancock 101U, exhibited by Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas, 38 points; 3. SLWD Mr. Bucky, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Neb./Shelly Wade, Cynthiana, Ky., 33 points; 4. RACA Mr. Red Maple 809U, Red Maple Gelbvieh, Jamestown, Kan., 28 points; 5. DLGG “Stinger” 30S, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan., 22 points. In the Gelbvieh Female category, 3G Cowgirl Ursuala was following by: GGGE 3G Touch of Silve750TET, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., 58 points; 3. JDPD Rumor Had It 407U, Tahanee Embry, Priddy, Texas, 48 points; 4/5. JDPD Rags to Riches 407T1, Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas, and JCGR Bar GT Ms Hepburn 113T ET, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo., 38 points. Boehler Gelbvieh took home the top spot in the Ring of Gold Balancer Bull category with XXB Wingman 639T ET, a December 2007 son of XXB Ludacris 039S ET. Wingman earned 36 points total. Rounding out the top four Balancer bulls were: 2./3. (tie) GGGE 3G Undertaker 813U, Emily Griffiths, Indiana, and BABR 800U ET, Brittney Beastrom, Pierre, S.D., 28 points; 4. JDPD Sports Page 450T, Dromgoole’s Heaven, Texas, 18 points. BMB 7061T, the 2009 National Champion Balancer Female, also earned Champion Ring of Gold Balancer Female for Beastrom & Sons of Pierre, S.D., with 32 total points. Eagle Pass Ranch of Highmore, S.D., was close behind with VER Lee Ann 847T ET earning 30 points. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Uvena 832U earned third place for Emily Griffiths with 24 points. Rounding out the top four was EBY Future Direction 6219S shown by Chandler Ladner of Argonia, Kan., with 16 total points.


2009 Ring of Gold Champion Balancer Female BMB 7061T Beastrom & Sons, Pierre, S.D. Sire: EXAR Pay Stub 40 5S

2009 Ring of Gold Champion Balancer Bull XXB Wingman 639T ET Boehler Gelbvieh, Orleans, Neb. Sire: XXB Ludacris 039S ET

Wayne Vanderwert presents the 2009 Ring of Gold Champion Balancer Female award to Brittney and Jim Beastrom representing Beastrom & Sons.

Wayne Vanderwert, AGA Executive Director, left, presents J.J. Boehler of Boehler Gelbvieh with the 2009 Ring of Gold Champion Balancer Bull award.

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Association Update

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A Comprehensive Policy and Plan to Eliminate the Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM) Gene in the AGA Herdbook

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1. Official Designations on Registration Certificates and other Animal Records

The AGA will initiate a genotype designation scheme for DNA tested cattle and non-tested cattle at risk of being a carrier. These designations will appear as part of the animal’s record in all 28 | March 2009

documentation available to AGA members and other interested parties.

Actual Genotype designations: 1. AM-Free = Free or clean by DNA test 2. AM-Carrier = an animal that is determined to be a carrier by DNA

test or is a confirmed parent of an afflicted progeny 3. AM-Afflicted = designation for an animal, entered in the AGA Herdbook for parentage and official record reasons, reported to the AGA, confirmed to be a “Curly Calf ” and parent verified. Parents would receive the AM-Carrier designation.

Inferred Genotype designations: 1. AM-50 - designated on cattle that have one or more AM-Carrier parents or more than one AM-Carrier grandparent. 2. AM-25 – designated on cattle having one AM-Carrier grandparent. Inferred designations would be replaced with an actual genotype designation when an animal is DNA tested. 2. A.I. Sires

All sires for which A.I. Permit applications are submitted to the AGA starting January 1, 2009 must be tested “AM-Free” in addition to the longstanding parent verification requirement. The AM testing and parent verification must be done from a single sample submitted to AGA’s official parent verification lab. (Including Gelbvieh bulls is a risk assessment and may not be required long term.) A.I. Bulls, which possess an inferred genotype (AM-50 or AM-25) indicating risk (their pedigree traces to a known Angus carrier) and which have A.I. permits issued before January 1, 2009 will be AM tested at the owner’s expense. The AGA will notify owner(s) of the requirement to test (primarily Balancer bulls). AM testing in this case must also be done at the AGA’s official parent verification lab. If the owner(s) fail to test an A.I. bull with an inferred risk genotype, all progeny born on or after January 1, 2010 will be subject to the testing requirements and registration restrictions as outlined below


as if the sire is an AM-Carrier. This avenue could be used in the case of a deceased bull with rare and valuable semen being the only means of testing. The AGA will test the 30 most popular Gelbvieh sires as a risk assessment. 3. Donor Females

All Angus, Balancer and Angus derivative females that do not have the required donor female DNA Profile on file with AGA’s official laboratory as of January 1, 2009 will be required to be DNA tested for the AM gene in addition to their profile. Donor female profile and AM testing must be done at AGA’s official parent verification lab. ET progeny will fall under the Required Testing and Registration Requirements outlined below. 4. Required Testing and Registration Requirements

5. Testing Laboratories

The AGA will maintain a list of laboratories that can test cattle for the AM gene and will accept results from those labs. Animals must be identified by registration number at the time the sample is submitted for testing. Breeders should be aware that AGA’s official lab for parentage, Igenity

is providing AM testing services and if disputes occur that would require DNA parent verification of a sample it may be more cost effective for breeders to have the AM testing done at Igenity. 6. AM-Free Designations

Guidelines are being developed for breeders wishing to use an AM-Free claim in promotion of their herd, sale offering or individual cattle. 7. Breeder Awareness

The AGA will use its best efforts to alert members of potential carriers in their herd and will continue educational programs to assist breeders in their efforts to eliminate the AM gene. However, the AGA assumes no liability for overlooking potential carriers or inadvertently naming potential carriers that may in fact not be carriers in member herds. Staff will assist breeders in developing cost effective plans to test cattle, i.e. testing an old Angus suspect cow and finding her to be clean could eliminate the necessity of testing progeny and grand progeny.

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The AGA reserves the right to test any animal as provided in the Bylaws of the organization. All females with an inferred genotype of AM-50, which are retained for breeding, are required to be tested. This testing must be completed at Igenity, AGA’s official parent verification lab and samples are subject to parent verification at AGA’s request and expense. The AGA will underwrite $10.00 of the testing expense as a rebate for the first 500 females with an AM-50 inferred genotype. Breeders must apply for the rebate after the results are reported to the AGA. Application deadline is December 31, 2009 or when 500 tests have been conducted, whichever comes first. Any animal presented for registration that has an undocumented Angus parent or an Angus derivative parent, i.e. an “Angus Foundation Cow”, is subject to the same testing requirements and registration restrictions as outlined below as if the undocumented Angus parent is an AM-Carrier. All cattle born on or after January 1, 2010 with an AM-Carrier or an AM-50 sire and/or an AM-Carrier dam will be required to be DNA tested and the test result will be reflected as the genotype designation in their record and on all documentation. All cattle born on or after January 1, 2011 with one or more AM-Carrier, AM50 or AM-25 parents will be required to

be DNA tested and the test result will be reflected as the genotype designation in their record and on all documentation. All cattle born on or after January 1, 2012 with one or more AM-Carrier, AM50 or AM-25 parents will be required to be DNA tested and test AM-Free to be eligible for registration. The records of AM-Carrier designated cattle born on or after January 1, 2012 will be accepted as ‘computes’ for genetic evaluation purposes, their performance data within a contemporary group will contribute to their parent’s genetic evaluation but no EPD values will be available on AM-Carrier animals born on or after January 1, 2012.

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Nikki Hojer

Junior Voice junior voice

Now it is Our Turn I was six years old and standing on the fence of the show ring. All I could think was, “I want to be just like those kids.” I mean how cool were they? They all had their own heifer, had a comb in their back pocket and they got to be on the inside of the fence. For the next two years, I watched everything those kids did so I would know just what to do when it was my turn. When it finally was my turn, I was so excited, then I was nervous, and by the time I was about to go in the ring I became scared. Just then, one of those older kids came up to me and said, “Good luck Nikki, and don’t forget to hold her head up high!” That was all I needed to get me excited and ready for the ring again. Now that I had my first show under my belt, I had a lot to learn about showing cattle. With my older brother at my side, every morning we would go out and work with our heifers. He would show me how to comb her hair forward, use the blower ‘properly’, and how to scratch her belly. By the end of the summer and with numerous fights between us, I was finally starting to get the hang of it. The next year we started going to more shows, including the National Junior Show. I was confident in my combing and blowing skills, but there were a lot more skills that needed improvement. At every show I went to, those older kids that I had been watching would always stop and help me get ready for the show ring or give me words of encouragement. These kids really cared about me and wanted to make sure that I was learning everything I needed to know. I don’t know if they knew it, but boy did I

Junior Dates to Remember June 1: Final day to transfer an animal into a junior member’s name to show in 2009 AGJAsponsored shows.

June 5-7: AGJA Western Regional Show, Yankton, S.D. Sponsored by South Dakota Gelbvieh Junior Association

June 12-14: AGJA Eastern Regional Show, Lebanon, Tenn. Sponsored by Tennessee Gelbvieh Association & Tennessee Junior Gelbvieh Association 30 | March 2009

really look up to them. When I was at my first Junior Classic, there was a group of older kids just like those from back at home. They were always talking to me and asking me if I needed help. They also introduced me to my first Gelbvieh friends, some of the same people I am on the board with now. Once again, I was saying, “I want to be just like them. I want to be a Director when I get older.” It wasn’t until I was older that I realized why I wanted to be just like them. These older kids were my mentors as I was growing up. They helped teach me the ins and outs of showing cattle, how to make new friends and also helped make me the person that I am today. When I was younger, I wanted to be on the Board of Directors just because those older kids were cool and they were who I looked up to. Now I know the real reason why I wanted to a board member. I wanted to be that older kid that helps a shy person meet new friends, or gives a word of encouragement to a nervous first time showman, or just give a lending hand to someone that looks like they need help. I want to challenge every AGJA member to be a mentor to someone. It can be a younger sibling, a cousin, or a younger member in the AGJA or one that is in your 4-H club. We have all been ‘that’ young kid that is just starting out and we had a mentor that showed us the ropes. Now it is our turn to continue the chain of kindness and be a mentor. Nikki Hojer is the AGJA Secretary and is from Lake Preston, S.D. July 6-11: AGJA Pride of the Heartland Classic, Des Moines, Iowa Sponsored by Iowa Junior Gelbvieh Association and Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa Watch for entry forms on these shows in the mail late April or early May. Junior members: You need to pay your 2009 dues (mailed in late 2008) & your 2009 Herd Assessments on females that will calve in 2009 (mailed in mid-January) to be eligible to show in AGJA-sponsored shows. If you have questions, contact Dana Stewart at 303-465-2333 or email her at danas@gelbvieh.org

2008-2009 AGJA Board of Directors Kyle Kendrick, President (2010) Palmyra, Missouri P: 573-735-4243 • C: 573-822-2952 Email: kjk5h4@mizzou.edu Sydney Wilkinson, Vice President (2009) Model, Colorado P: 719-680-7910 Email: sydneykellums@neo.tamu.edu Andrew Lindgren, V.P. of Leadership Development (2009) Atlanta, Illinois P: 309-392-2054 • C: 309-825-0089 Email: jlindg@mtco.com Nikki Hojer, Secretary (2009) Lake Preston, South Dakota P: 605-860-8723 Email: nlhojer@jacks.sdstate.edu Tara Krajewski, Treasurer (2009) Venango, Nebraska P: 308-352-8299 Email: tara_krajewski@hotmail.com Carrie Tilghman (2009) Glasgow, Kentucky P: 270-404-0828 Email: carrie.tilghman@uky.edu Keaton Kendrick, (2010) Palmyra, Missouri P: 573-735-4243 • C: 573-822-2951 Email: kakrmd@mizzou.edu Katie Sullivan (2010) Robertsdale, Alabama P: 251-931-3068 Email: stargazer2cool@aol.com Justin Taubeneheim (2010) Amherst, Nebraska P: 308-826-5185 Email: mandrtaub@aol.com Zach Butler, Ex-Officio Milton, Tennessee P: 615-308-8628 • C: 615-286-2799 Email: southernboy1099@aol.com

Adult Advisors: Mike & Toni Shrewsbury Lathrop, Missouri 816-528-3644 Email: mshrews@northmo.net Al & Mary Knapp Bonner Springs, Kansas 913-724-4105 Email: knappa@swbell.net Dana Stewart, Staff Advisor 10900 Dover St., Westminster, CO 80021 O: 303-465-2333 • C: 501-278-9132 Email: danas@gelbvieh.org


National Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale January 11, 2009 Denver, Colo. Auctioneer: Ronn Cunningham Sale Manager: Purple Haven Enterprises

4.5 Herd Sire Prospects

6 Bred Heifers/Pairs

$5,816

5 Open Heifers

$2,840

6 Flush Opps./Embryo Pkgs.

$2,708

3 Pick of the Herds

$5,683

24.5 Total Lots

The National Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale captured a new enthusiasm and new energy with buyers and sellers excited about the changes. The addition of video and a DVD sent with each mailed sale catalog created lots of interest in the 2009 offering. Topping the sale was a half-semen interest package in Lot 4, a red, polled purebred son of LNR Traitmaker with a cow going back to ATM Tejas Rolls Roych 868 on the bottom side. This bull offered a unique package of traditional Gelbvieh genetics with Hochrein and Magnum in Traitmaker’s pedigree. The half interest semen package sold for $25,000 to a group of breeders including Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Colorado; Circle S Ranch, Kansas; Bar Arrow Cattle Company, Kansas; Sandy Knoll Farm, Kansas; Bar T Bar Ranch, Arizona; Leonhardt Cattle Company, South Dakota; and Triple K Gelbvieh, Kansas. The next high selling lot was the top selling bred heifer. Lot 20 from Eagle Pass Ranch of Highmore, S.D., brought a bid of 32 | March 2009

$17,500 from Cranview Gelbvieh of Minot, N.D. EGL Tiara T003 ET is a daughter of XXB Titus 880K out of the 2002 National Champion Female, EGL Farah ET. The Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity Champion, DVE Davidson Powerhouse 13U, a homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred bull brought a bid of $10,000. Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus of Selby, S.D., was the winning

Vaughn Thorstenson was the volume buyer at the National Sale with four lots purchased, including two of the high-selling lots.

$11,155

$5,412

bidder on this son of STON Secret Weapon 6S going back to BTI Extra 2106K ET on the top side. Jumping Cow Gelbvieh of Ramah, Colo., once again offered choice of its Denver show string. Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch of Pierre, S.D., bid $7,500 for the right to select JCGR Bar GT Ms Hepburn 113T, who went on to earn 2009 National Champion Gelbvieh Female honors the next day. Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus of South Dakota offered a “Pick of Any Female” opportunity. The Thorstenson family opened the herd to the winning bidder. Rippe Gelbvieh of Hubbell, Neb., paid $6,100 for the right to pick a top female. Rounding out the top sellers was Lot 18 from Triple K Gelbvieh of Bonner Springs, Kan. KKKG Titillating 203T ET is a daughter of PMG Pegasus 01P out of BTI Miss Helen 2213M. Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus struck again with a $6,000 bid to own this red purebred female bred to JBOB Carolina Fortune 2564JET.


Gelbvieh Show Results

Top Quality Headlines National Gelbvieh Show By Lori Maude, Gelbvieh World Editor

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female JCGR Bar GT Ms Hepburn 113T Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo. Sire: RID R Collateral 2R

Judge Randy Daniel of Colbert, Ga., and Association Representative Judge Stuart Jarvis of Phillipsburg, Kan., commended the depth of quality during the 2009 National Gelbvieh Show during the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. The top awards were shared by several operations. Jumping Cow Gelbvieh of Ramah, Colo., exhibited the Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female. JCGR Bar GT Ms Hepburn 113T is a January 2007 daughter of RID R Collateral 2R. She first earned the Champion Junior Heifer title. Emily Griffiths of Kendallville, Ind., and GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ursula 837U earned Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female honors. Ursula is a February 2008 daughter of GGGE 3G Space Cowboy6 28S. In the Gelbvieh Bull Show, Emily Griffiths and Register Farms of North Carolina teamed up to win Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull honors with GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET. Time Machine is a March 2007 son of SLC Freedom 178F ET. Red Maple Gelbvieh of Jamestown, Kan., earned Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull honors with RACA Mr. Red Maple 809U, a January 2008 son of RTRT Solution. This bull first earned Champion Winter Bull Calf honors. Jumping Cow Gelbvieh of Ramah, Colo., was named the Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor of the National Gelbvieh Show. Fellow exhibitors voted for James and Shannon Worrell of Dromgoole’s Heaven as the Premier Herdsman. Following is a complete list of individual class placings, division and reserve division winners from the National Gelbvieh Show. The listing includes the animal’s name, exhibitor’s name, exhibitor’s hometown and animal’s sire.

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull

GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., & Register Farms, Clinton, N.C. Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

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Gelbvieh Show Results

Gelbvieh Female Show Class 1

May 1-31, 2008 1. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ultrabright 890U, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., GGGE 3G Rio Bravo 564R; 2. RLKL RL First Lady U71 ET, Linquist Farms/Jim Wentland, Fonda, Iowa, JRI Extra Exposure 285L71 ET Class 2

April 1-30, 2008 1. ROC Stilletto 342U, Cole Buffo, Lansing, Kan., BDCG DC Quick Strike 81P; 2. SYD Penny’s Peso 8004U, Sydney Wilkinson, Model, Colo., SYD Stampede 6122S; 3. BNW Rocket 8006U, Mitch Garcia, Las Animas, Colo., SYD Boondocks Rock 5111R Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ursula 837U Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Space Cowboy 628S

Class 3

March 1-31, 2008 1. RID R Ms Reckless Raven 821U, Wyatt Taylor, Kiowa, Colo., RID R Collateral 2R; 2. PHG U Sexy Thing U12, Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Gladstone, N.D., ELK CK Formula 957S Champion Spring Heifer Calf—GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ultrabright, Emily Griffiths Reserve Spring Heifer Calf—ROC Stilletto 342U, Cole Buffo Class 4

February 14-29, 2008 1. CIRS 9RU, Kaycie Shearer, Canton, Kan., EGL Fosters L017 ET; 2. CRAN U863 ET, Annika Arnold, Minot, N.D., BTI Extra 2106K ET; 3. DVE Davidson Ms Secret 78U, Davidson Gelbvieh, Ponteix, Sask., STON Secret Weapon 6S Class 5

Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull RACA Mr. Red Maple 809U Red Maple Gelbvieh, Jamestown, Kan. Sire: RTRT Solution ET

February 1-13, 2008 1. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ursula 837U, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., GGGE 3G Space Cowboy 628S; 2. JDPD Rumor Had It 407U, Tahanee Embry, Priddy, Texas, RTRM Headline 101P; 3. BDCG Ms Right 202U, Dawson Creek Gelbvieh, Easton, Kan., RID R Collateral 2R Class 6

Premier Breeder & Premier Exhibitor

Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo. Wayne Vanderwert, AGA Executive Director, presents the Premier Breeder & Premier Exhibitor awards to Jumping Cow Gelbvieh manager, Brad Ridinger, and Jumping Cow Gelbvieh owner, Grant Thayer.

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January 15-31, 2008 1. KKKG Unforgettable 225U ET, Emily Knapp, Bonner Springs, Kan., BTI Extra 2106K ET; 2. DRT Lonesome Sweet Caramel 3U, Lonesome Dove Ranch, Ponteix, Sask., DVE Davidson Tequila; 3. GRW 7 Bar J Nedra 803U, Ridinger Cattle/Wakefield Gelbvieh, Deer Trail, Colo., RID R Collateral 2R

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Gelbvieh Show Results

Continued from page 36

Class 7

Champion Spring Heifer Calf GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ultrabright Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Rio Bravo 564R

Champion Senior Heifer Calf JDPD Nikkie 06T1 ET Dylan Enyart, Vinita, Okla. Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

January 1-14, 2008 1. RTRT Darci 189U, Michael Rea, Berthoud, Colo., RID R Collateral 2R; 2. RLKL RL Lady Fortune U51, Linquist Farms, Fonda, Iowa, JBOB Carolina Fortune 2564JET; 3. CRRG K130U, Rafter R Gelbvieh, Adel, Iowa, DCJ Hillcrest Sir Nottingham Champion Winter Heifer Calf—GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ursula 837U, Emily Griffiths Reserve Winter Heifer Calf—JDPD Rumor Had It 407U, Tahanee Embry Class 8

November 1 to December 31, 2007 1. JDPD Nikkie 06T1 ET, Dylan Enyart, Vinita, Okla., SLC Freedom 178F ET; 2. JDPD Brandy 515T5 ET, Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas, JDPD Rolex 151M; 3. BCFG Butlers Lisa 533T ET, Kale Kendrick, Palmyra, Mo., BCFG Butlers Ole Hickory 359R Class 9 Champion Intermediate Heifer JDPD Rags to Riches 407T1 Menzi Spiller, Throckmorton, Texas Sire: XXB Big N Rich 911P ET

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Champion Senior Female BAG Miss Kali 262S ET Van Tucker, Portis, Kan. Sire: PMG Maxum 22M

October 1-31, 2007 1. EBY Miss Western 7319T, Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan., JRI Great Western 254N68 ET; 2. RLKL RL Continued on page 40


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Gelbvieh Show Results

Miss Kelly T57, Linquist Farm, Fonda, Iowa, RLKL RL Impluse Champion Senior Heifer Calf—JDPD Nikkie 06T1 ET, Dylan Enyart Reserve Senior Heifer Calf—EBY Miss Western 7319T, Chandler Ladner Class 10 Champion Cow-Calf Pair

SKLS Lexi 17S Menzi Spiller, Throckmorton, Texas Sire: RTRM Headline 101P

Champion Spring Bull Calf

DMRS Mr. Freedom 877U Raile Gelbvieh, St. Francis, Kan. Sire: TAU Mr. Freedom 920 175P ET

July 1-31, 2007 1. JDPD Rags to Riches 407T1, Menzi Spiller, Throckmorton, Texas, XXB Big N Rich 911P ET Champion Intermediate Heifer—JDPD Rags to Riches 407T1, Menzi Spiller Class 11

March 1 to April 30, 2007 1. LCC Miss Red Green T4, Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan., FMM Redgreen 1070 R1; 2. RTRM Tease 179T ET, Ben Carpenter, Vale, Ore., EGL Fosters L017 ET; 3. CRAN T701, Annika Arnold, Minot, N.D., TJB Jagermeister 229M ET Class 12

Champion Senior Bull Calf

SLWD Mr. Bucky 41T Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Neb. Sire: BTI Extra 2106K ET

Champion Intermediate Bull

JCGR Bar GT Folsom 415T ET Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo. Sire: JCGR Bar GT Louie 2J

February 1-28, 2007 1. GGGE 3G Touch of Silve750T ET, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., SLC Freedom 178F ET; 2. RID R Ms Ima’s Pride 711T, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo., RID R Collateral 2R; 3. RTRD Tequila 747T ET, Ben Carpenter, Vale, Ore., BTI Extra 2106K ET Class 13

January 1-31, 2007 1. JCGR Bar GT Ms Hepburn 113T, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo., RID R Collateral 2R; 2. EGL Tiara T003 ET, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, S.D., XXB Titus 880K; 3. BEA Ella 7000T ET, Jim & Barb Beastrom, Pierre, S.D., BEA Silverado Champion Junior Heifer—JCGR Bar GT Ms Hepburn 113T, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh Reserve Junior Heifer—GGGE 3G Touch of Silve750T ET, Emily Griffiths Class 14

November 1-30, 2006 1. BAG Miss Kali 262S ET, Van Tucker, Portis, Kan., PMG Maxum 22M Champion Senior Female—BAG Miss Kali 262S ET, Van Tucker Class 15

Premier Herdsman

Wayne Vanderwert, AGA Executive Director, presents Shannon & James Worrell of Dromgoole’s Heaven with the Premier Herdsman award.

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Cow-Calf Pairs 1. SKLS Lexi 17S, Menzi Spiller, Throckmorton, Texas, RTRM Headline 101P Champion Cow-Calf Pair—SKLS Lexi 17S, Menzi Spiller Continued on page 42


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Gelbvieh Show Results

Gelbvieh Bull Show Class 1

Champion Senior Bull

RCMP Y2K Sebastian 062S Y2K Gelbvieh Cattle Company, Elizabeth, Colo. Sire: FHG Flying H Exclusive 041P

Reserve Spring Heifer Calf ROC Stilletto 342U Cole Buffo, Lansing, Kan. Sire: BDCG DC Quick Strike 81P

April 1 to May 5, 2008 1. PHG U Happy U34, Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Gladstone, N.D., ELK CK Formula 957S; 2. GGGE 3G Unrivaled 888U, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., SLC Freedom 178F ET; 3. PHG The Rookie U31, Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Gladstone, N.D., MCFG MCF Bruce Almighty 35PET Class 2

March 1-31, 2008 1. DMRS Mr. Freedom 877U, Raile Gelbvieh, St. Francis, Kan., TAU Mr. Freedom 920 175P ET; 2. JCGR Bar GT Charger 241U, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo., RID R Collateral 2R; 3. JWBG Progress 50U, Nine Bar Nine Gelbvieh, Meriden, Wyo., AKA Senbad 35W Champion Spring Bull Calf—DMRS Mr. Freedom 877U, Raile Gelbvieh Reserve Spring Bull Calf—JCGR Bar GT Charger 241U, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh Ranch Class 3

Reserve Winter Heifer Calf JDPD Rumor Had It 407U Tahanee Embry, Priddy, Texas Sire: RTRM Headline 101P

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf

EBY Miss Western 7319T Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan. Sire: JRI Great Western 254N68 ET

February 14-29, 2008 1. CRAN U82 ET, Cranview Gelbvieh, Minot, N.D., BTI Extra 2106K ET; 2. JCGR Bar GT Gambler 165U ET, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo., RID R Collateral 2R; 3. ELC McSteamy 1U, Cooper Gelbvieh, Burdett, Kan., BTI Extra 2106K ET Class 4

Reserve Junior Heifer

GGGE 3G Touch of Silve750T ET Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

Reserve Spring Bull Calf

JCGR Bar GT Charger 241U Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo. Sire: RID R Collateral 2R

January 1 to February 13, 2008 1. RACA Mr. Red Maple 809U, Red Maple Gelbvieh, Jamestown, Kan., RTRT Solution ET; 2. CIRS Unionboy 7RU, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan., DLGG “Stinger” 30S; 3. DRT Lonesome Zepplin 1U, Lonesome Dove Ranch, Ponteix, Sask. Champion Winter Bull Calf—RACA Mr. Red Maple 809U, Red Maple Gelbvieh Reserve Winter Bull Calf—CRAN U82 ET, Cranview Gelbvieh Class 5

December 1-31, 2007 1. RLKL RL Black Pride T35, Linquist Farm, Fonda, Iowa, RAG Black Hawk 90N Class 6

Reserve Winter Bull Calf

CRAN U82 ET Cranview Gelbvieh, Minot, N.D. Sire: BTI Extra 2106K ET

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October 1 to November 30, 2007 1. SLWD Mr. Bucky 41T, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Neb., BTI Extra 2106K ET; 2. DCSF Post Rock Mass Appeal 262T, BTI Granite 2135M Champion Senior Bull Calf—SLWD Mr. Bucky 41T, Taubenheim Gelbvieh Continued on page 46


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Gelbvieh Show Results

Reserve Senior Bull Calf—DCSF Post Rock Mass Appeal 262T, Post Rock Cattle Company Class 7

Reserve Senior Bull Calf

DCSF Post Rock Mass Appeal 262T Post Rock Cattle Company, Barnard, Kan. Sire: BTI Granite 2135M

Reserve Intermediate Bull PMG Back to the Future 61T ET M&P Gelbvieh, Odell, Neb. Sire: SKS Highland Trust 87H

July 1 to August 31, 2007 1. JCGR Bar GT Folsom 415T ET, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo., JCGR Bar GT Louie 2J; 2. PMG Back to the Future 61T ET, M&P Gelbvieh, Odell, Neb., SKS Highland Trust 87H Champion Intermediate Bull—JCGR Bar GT Folsom 415T ET, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh Reserve Intermediate Bull—PMG Back to the Future 61T ET, M&P Gelbvieh Class 8

April 1-30, 2007 1. RID R Louden 719T, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo., RID R Collateral 2R; 2. CRAN Benson T718, Cranview Gelbvieh, Minot, N.D., TJB Jagermeister 229M ET Class 9

Reserve Junior Bull

JCGR Bar GT Yuma 119T Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo. Sire: RID R Collateral 2R

Reserve Senior Bull

DLGG “Stinger” 30S Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan. Sire: JRI Extra Exposure 285L71 ET

January 1 to March 31, 2007 1. GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., & Register Farms, Clinton, N.C., SLC Freedom 178F ET; 2. JCGR Bar GT Yuma 119T, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh Ranch, Ramah, Colo., RID R Collateral 2R; 3. DVE Davidson Leadtime 89T, Davidson Gelbvieh, Ponteix, Sask., DVE Davidson Pld Blk Jim Champion Junior Bull—GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET, Emily Griffiths & Register Farms Reserve Junior Bull—JCGR Bar GT Yuma 119T, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh Class 10

January 1 to February 28, 2006 1. RCMP Y2K Sebastian 062S, Y2K Gelbvieh Cattle Company, Elizabeth, Colo., FHG Flying H Exclusive 041P; 2. DLGG “Stinger” 30S, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan., JRI Extra Exposure 285L71 ET Champion Senior Bull—RCMP Y2K Sebastian 062S, Y2K Gelbvieh Cattle Company Reserve Senior Bull—DLGG “Stinger” 30S, Circle S Ranch

A complete show program with all the results from the National Gelbvieh & Balancer Show is available on the AGA web site at

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Judd Ranch Sweeps Gelbvieh Pen Show

Reserve Pen of Three Gelbvieh Bulls Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, S.D.

Champion Pen of Three Gelbvieh Bulls Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kan.

Reserve Pen of Five Gelbvieh Bulls Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas

Champion Pen of Five Gelbvieh Bulls Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kan.

Judd Ranch, Inc., from Pomona, Kan., swept the 2009 Gelbvieh & Balancer Pen Bull Show at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. Judd Ranch exhibited Champion Pen of Three Gelbvieh Bulls, Champion Pen of Three Balancer Bulls and Champion Pen of Five Gelbvieh Bulls. Judge Doug Hixon of Laramie, Wyo., commended the Judd Ranch entries for their uniformity, performance and moderate frame size. The Champion Gelbvieh Pen of Three Bulls posted an average weight of 1,162 pounds with a Weight Per Day of Age (WDA) of 3.32, a 5.4 frame and an average scrotal of 40.6 cm. All three were sons of JRI Top Secret 253M75. The Judd Ranch Pen of Five Gelbvieh 48 | March 2009

Bulls also featured sons of JRI Top Secret 253M75. The pen posted an average weight of 1,171 pounds, WDA of 3.39, frame score of 5.8 and a scrotal of 39.3 cm. EGL Sleep Nights 2179 and Morgan’s Direction 111 99 sired the Judd Ranch Champion Pen of Three Balancer Bulls. The Balancer bulls posted averages of 1,318 pounds, WDA of 3.81, frame score of 5.9 and average scrotal of 40.2 cm. Eagle Pass Ranch of Highmore, S.D., exhibited the Reserve Champion Pen of Three Gelbvieh Bulls. The Eagle Pass pen featured sons of EGL Northern Wind P068 ET and JRI Extra Exposure 285L71 ET. The pen averages were 1,218 pounds, 3.58 WDA, a 6.6 frame score and an average scrotal of 38 cm.

Dromgoole’s Heaven of Richmond, Texas, earned the Reserve Champion Pen of Five Gelbvieh Bulls banner. This pen featured five sons of RTRM Headline 101P and posted stats of 1,231 pounds average weight, 3.69 WDA, 38.2 cm scrotal and a 6.6 frame. Rounding out the pen show winners was Taubenheim Gelbvieh of Amherst, Neb. Taubenheim Gelbvieh exhibited the Reserve Champion Pen of Three Balancer Bulls. GMCC Rupple Gunnison N31 and TAU Gunnison 106R sired the bulls in the pen. The Taubenheim bulls posted a 1,052pound average, a 3.18 WDA, scrotal of 35.8 cm, and a 5.5 frame score. Continued on page 50


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Judd Ranch Sweeps Gelbvieh Pen Show

Reserve Pen of Three Balancer Bulls Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Neb.

Champion Pen of Three Balancer Bulls Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kan.

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Dana Stewart

A Time for Thanksgiving As I reflect back on the success of another national convention, I become overwhelmed with thanksgiving and gratitude. Now, I realize that November was a few months back, but I have a lot of thanksgiving to express. I think about how the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) members rallied to make a final push for ticket sales on the Haglund Donation Heifer after the initial sales were weak; I am humbled not only by their efforts but also by the response from adult Gelbvieh members who purchased those tickets to ensure another successful year for the AGJA program. The people that year-after-year, dollar-after-dollar support the juniors humble me. I am awestruck by those who annually sponsor awards for the AGJA Junior Classic. And, I am always amazed by those who volunteer their time and efforts in the most wonderful ways. I realize that the program often asks for donations several times per year. There are raffle tickets, trophy auctions, award sponsorships and silent auctions, in addition to volunteer efforts to host events and meals and organize the things that help make this organization great. The AGJA sponsors and supporters don’t always receive enough recognition for all they do. However, I can’t describe how thankful the members of the association are for those contributions that allow them to forge friendships and develop leadership skills. So, while you may feel it is your duty to help our organization or you do it to support a youth you personally know, or perhaps some AGJA member swindled you into buying a $10 raffle ticket, I want to say thank you. Thank you for not giving up on this program. Thank you for being faithful. Thank you for smallest donation or effort and thank you for the bigger sacrifices that take AGJA from better to best. I wish that I could list each of you in this article who have supported, in some way, the juniors. However, this magazine is not large enough to include everyone and the things they have done. I know that these two words don’t give enough credit or

recognition, but whole heartedly I want to say THANK YOU. I’m in the mood for stuffing and sweet potatoes. Happy Thanksgiving!

AGJA Gets a Big Boost for 2009 The new managing partners for Haglund Ranch, Jim and Genny Priest, continued the annual tradition started by Phil and Dolores Haglund of donating a heifer to the AGJA program that by the end of National Western Stock Show had raised nearly $13,000 for AGJA. The heifer, HAG Ms Firecracker 222U, was won by Jim Beastrom of Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch in South Dakota. For a second consecutive year, AGJA member Sydney Taubenheim from Nebraska sold the winning ticket. Previous to the National Western Stock Show, the heifer was cared for the Tom Rea family. Tom and Melinda Rea, along with children Megan, Michael, and David, and Megan’s fiancé Ben Carpenter, halter broke and fit the heifer for National Western. Megan, Michael, and David are all past or current AGJA members who actively participate in national AGJA activities. Additionally, American Live Stock Insurance donated 30 days of insurance following the raffle. Stuart Wilson of American Live Stock Insurance was present at the National Sale where the winning ticket was drawn. A huge thanks goes to all those who purchased raffle tickets to support the AGJA program.

Top Haglund Heifer Ticket Sellers: 1. Braxton Oldenburg, Mulhall, Okla. 2. Mitch Garcia, Las Animas, Colo. 3. Austin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C. 4. Sydney Taubenheim, Amherst, Neb. 5. Tiana Garcia, Las Animas, Colo.

Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity Awards Scholarship The second annual Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity Scholarship was awarded to Andy Lindgren of Atlanta, Ill. Andy was selected from an outstanding group of applicants by the futurity’s scholarship committee. The scholarship was awarded just prior to selling the futurity champion during the National Sale. Andy is a freshman at the University of Illinois, majoring in animal science and is an active AGJA member, who currently serves as the AGJA Vice President of Leadership Development. HAG Ms Firecracker 222U represents the 14th heifer donated by Haglund Ranch to benefit Junior Gelbvieh programs.

Dana Stewart is the American Gelbvieh Association Director of Member Services and American Gelbvieh Junior Association Advisor. She can be reached via email at danas@gelbvieh.org. Gelbvieh World | 57


Shows shows South Carolina State Fair Open Gelbvieh Show October 16, 2008 • Columbia, S.C. Judge: Dr. Doug Parrett, Illinois Head Shown: 28 Grand Champion Female

CCF Tara T702 Cameron Burns, Pendleton Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

Reserve Champion Female

AES Butter Cup 142U Ethan Arnold, Iva Sire: DCSF Post Rock Top Brass 145H2 ET

Grand Champion Bull JDRF Diesel T09 Ridenhour Farms, Salisbury, N.C. Sire: JRI Extra Exposure 285L71 ET

Reserve Champion Bull

MDAV Ms Freedom’s Extra T04 Matthew Davidson, Duncan Sire: BTI Extra 2106K ET

South Carolina State Fair Junior Gelbvieh Show October 18, 2008 • Columbia, S.C. Judge: Dr. John Rayfield, Raleigh, N.C. Head Shown: 14

Grand Champion Female

CCF Tara T702 Cameron Burns, Pendleton Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

Reserve Champion Female HSCF Royal Gem Ruby 102U Cameron Durham, Piedmont Sire: XXB Titus 880K

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Gelbvieh Profit Partners Elects Directors, Leadership Gelbvieh Profit Partners Inc., elected new directors and re-elected its board leadership for another term during the company’s annual meeting in Denver, Colo., on January 9th. Slim Cook, Profit Partners’ operating manager, gave his annual report to a wellattended stockholders meeting. The cattle fed by Gelbvieh Profit Partners in fiscal 2008 beat the projected industry average by $137 per head. On average, the cattle feeding industry lost $150 per head on cattle fed in 2008. The Gelbvieh Profit Partners cattle lost $12.90 per head from feeding operations. Cook admitted it was still a loss but the cattle performance and spreading feeding risk to other geographic areas helped the cattle feeding company perform better than industry average. The equity price for Gelbvieh Profit Partners Inc., at end of fiscal 2008 was $276.54 per share.

Directors re-elected to a second threeyear term include John Carrel of Columbus, Mont., and Skyler Martin of Oregon, Ill. Dan Warner of Beaver City, Neb., was elected to a new three-year term. Steve Munger of Highmore, S.D., was re-elected as GPP President. John Carrel will continue as Vice President, Skyler Martin as Secretary, and John Burbank of St. Catharine, Mo., was re-elected as GPP Treasurer. Other directors continuing on in their three-year terms include: Dave Judd, Pomona, Kan.; Scott Starr, Stapleton, Neb.; and Vaughn Thorstenson, Selby, S.D. Slim Cook continues to serve as Operating Manager and Wayne Vanderwert is the GPP Chief Financial Officer. Gelbvieh Profit Partners Inc., is preparing to launch another equity drive. Interested investors should contact Slim Cook at 307-272-2024 or email him at slimck@tribcsp.com.

Industry Update

News news

Steve Munger Highmore, S.D. President

John Carrel Columbus, Mont. Vice President

Skyler Martin Oregon, Ill. Secretary

John Burbank St. Catharine, Mo. Treasurer

A Sincere Thank You! W

e wish to thank the consignors and buyers at the 2009 National Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale. This was a year of change and innovation – we thank everyone for their incredible support. Watch for more news and innovations with the 2010 National Sale. Again, a sincere thank you to our consignors, buyers and bidders. You made it all possible.

The National Sale Committee Gelbvieh World | 59


Association Update

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The American Gelbvieh Foundation: Giving Back to the Breed The American Gelbvieh Foundation was set in place in 1991 to fund critical programs to preserve the future of the Gelbvieh breed. The Foundation funds scholarships to deserving junior Gelbvieh members, as well as key research projects that help improve the Gelbvieh breed. The Foundation depends on contributions from members to maintain its effectiveness. Those contributions

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can be monetary but also in the form of livestock, semen, property, and other valuable property. Generous members in the past have donated part of the proceeds from a high-selling animal, while others have donated the proceeds from a cull animal to benefit the Foundation. The AGA Foundation committee is also brainstorming on additional fundraising opportunities. One of the

ideas being discussed is commissioning a special bronze to sell. Watch for more details on this developing project. All donations to the Foundation are tax deductible. In the April Gelbvieh World, watch for an article on Foundation and why it’s good for the breed. Meanwhile, check out the semen sale ad on the facing page. All proceeds benefit the Foundation and some of this semen is hard to come by these days.


It’s a Fire Sale

to Benefit the AGA Foundation Left over from various research projects and other circumstances, AGA has a collection of semen on Gelbvieh, Balancer & Red Angus sires. Here’s your chance to capitalize!

BRDR Black Powder 1029A

Gelbvieh Sires: BRDR Black Powder 1029A • Black, Polled • AGA #296033 200 units (KHR 07T x ATM Tejas Rolls Roych 868)

ATM Tejas Rolls Roych 868 • Red, Polled • AGA #67784 33 units (Floto x LNR Magnum III)

ELK Ace Ventura 234F • Black, Polled • AGA #536298

10 units (MLLC M/L Advantage x JEB Ace of Spades 10X)

VAA Leachman New Day 205B • Red, Polled • AGA # 350890

ATM Tejas Rolls Roych 868

48 units (GLT Sensation’s Day x ATM Tejas Rolls Roych 868)

MLLC M/L Encore • Homo. Black, Homo. Polled • AGA # 477160 8 units (MLLC M/L Advantage x BEA Polled Midnight)

FHG Flying H Extra 150D • Homo. Black, Homo. Polled • AGA #427840 12 units (KCF Bennett Premier Z104 x GNG Night Hawk 08X)

XXB Titus 880K • Black, Homo. Polled • AGA #745160 33 units (MRCO New Direction J905 x CTR Echo 575E)

GAA Garst Leachman C3485 • Red, Polled • AGA #375502 29 units (ARN Sir Arnold Z888 x GAA Magnum P.I.)

ELK Ace Ventura 234F

FHG Flying H Cadillac 184C • Black, Polled • AGA #384878 50 units (KCF Bennett Premier Z104 x VTG Bel Boy 367U)

HPL High Plains P.I. • Red, Polled • AGA #215657 39 units (GAA Magnum P.I. x BBW Prime Rate)

BNW Kaboom 0001K • Black, Polled • AGA #706727 3 units (GKT Bud 11G x DDF Electric Black)

LWHF Absolute Black 352H • Black, Polled • AGA #618841 1 unit (JNS Mr. Image 6E ET x DDM Mr. Sherman Tank)

VAA Leachman New Day 205B

Balancer Sire: FHG Flying H Stockman 365 47H • Black, Polled • AGA#621104 100 units (TC Stockman 365 x KMF Kaiser’s Polled Glory)

Red Angus Sires: LBC LMAN King Rob 8621 • Red Angus #335067

50 units ($45/unit) • (Leachman Robus 7222 x JTL 9004 King Kong

LBC Leachman Heavenly 8141 • Red Angus #299211

50 units (LCHMN MDLD Hvywt 2463 x Leachman EBV3531)

MLLC M/L Encore

All semen is $18/unit (except King Rob–see listing) Shipping expenses are the responsibility of the buyer. For any bulls with 10 units or less, buyer must take all units.

Place Your Order Beginning March 5th! All payments tax deductible through AGA Foundation Call: 303 465-2333 Susan Willmon susanw@gelbvieh.org

FHG Flying H Extra 150D


Feature feature Management

Efficien

on the Cow Side of the Business

By Lori Maude, Gelbvieh World Editor

A

Dr. Kris Ringwall

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ccording to Dr. Kris Ringwall, North Dakota State University Extension Livestock Specialist, until producers start gathering more cow weights and other data it is hard to measure true efficiency of cows. Ringwall was one of three featured speakers during the Productivity Committee meeting at the 2009 American Gelbvieh Association National Convention. “Cow size is not simply weight, since cows may be thin or fat on a short or tall frame,” explained Ringwall. “The bottom line is finding the right cow that can survive, raise a marketable calf and be reasonably efficient on the resources available.” Ringwall, also director of the NDSU Research Center in Dickinson, shared information that was gathered on the cowherd at the Dickinson Research Center with producers. “Each fall there is the question of which cows stay and which cows go like in every spring-calving cowherd,” said Ringwall. “In many cases, the only cows left are productive, solid cows. But determining what makes them ‘productive’ is the question for many producers.” The first culling decisions are usually made based on older cows and cows that calve late in the calving season. Ringwall applies the “Lazy L” to calving distribution to help eliminate the non-productive cows. (See Table 1) The other side of the cow efficiency equation is matching cow size to available resources. “Too many

producers don’t weigh their cows, which is a mistake,” said Ringwall. “How can you know if you are meeting their feed intake needs if you don’t know how much they weigh?” “Most cows are heavier than producers think, so it’s a good exercise to go through,” said Ringwall. “That cow weight also plays an important role later when you wean calves—how much of her body weight did she wean?” A research study at Dickinson compared two herds. Herd 1 has 52 cows with an average weight of 1,216 pounds, with cows ranging from 856 pounds to 1,395 pounds. Herd 2 has 50 head with an average weight of 1,571 pounds and weight ranges from 1,350 pounds to 1,935 pounds. There is a 355-pound difference in Body Weight between the two herds and what does that mean for the producer in terms of impact on daily feed intake and stocking rate, asked Ringwall. Researchers measured the daily intake of dry matter on the two hers with a ration that was 60 percent Total Digestible Nutrients (TDN) and 9.8 percent Crude Protein. For Herd 1, the lighter weight cows, the estimated feed intake was less than 28 pounds. Herd 2 had an estimated intake of 34.5 pounds. That is a difference of 6.5 pounds per day per cow. If you are feeding those cows for 120 days, that is a 780 pounds per cow difference in dry matter intake. “The cows in Herd 1 consumed 3,360 pounds of dry matter per cow during the 120 day feeding period,” said Ringwall. “The bigger cows in Herd 2 consumed 4,140 pounds per cow. If you assume you are feeding 1,200-pound bales, a cow in Herd 1 will need just under three bales during the 120 days.


cy But, a cow in Herd 2 will need about 3-1/2 of those bales.” To put it in perspective, Ringwall pointed out that for 50 cows you will need 20 tons more feed for Herd 2, than for Herd 1. The impact of larger cows is also felt when producers are grazing cattle. The NDSU researchers based the math on 2.03 acres per month stocking rate and assumed the herbage biomass is 1,560 pounds per acre during a 4.5-month grazing season. Herd 1, 50 lighter cows, need 528.75 acres per month for grazing. Herd 2 needs 641.25 acres per month for grazing. The heavier cows require nearly 113 more acres to graze. Ringwall then pointed out the next step of the equation was to measure actual production of cows based on their weights. The Dickinson Research Center cows were enrolled in the North Dakota Beef Cattle Improvement Association’s CHAPS program. To measure production they weighed the cows and the calves at weaning. Table 2 shows those results. The Dickinson Research Center also gathered cow weight data and calf weaning data on many other herds that Ringwall shared at the meeting. In a cow performance comparison, Ringwall shared that smaller cows (less than 1,300 pounds) actually had better gain per acre and weaned off more pounds of calf. He showed the data in Table 3. “The right cow is not extreme in any trait and she combines several traits into one efficient unit,” summarized Ringwall. “The unit needs to be bred to a bull that will settle the cow and add value to the calf, which in the end will pay the bills.” “You can’t ever give up the end product, but you also can’t be so proud of your product that you can’t afford to raise them.” Ringwall encouraged producers to get the scale out and collect hard factual data, don’t assume or guess.

Table 1. Lazy L Calving Distribution Age 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

First 21 Days 84 37 31 25 19 7 18 10

Second 21 Days 13 14 14 9 3 4 15 15

Third 21 Days 1 0 1 0 3 1 6 2

Fourth 21 Days 0 4 1 5 1 1 4 3

Late 0 3 8 5 5 1 7 1

2 20 3

3 3 1

6 3 0

0 0 0

0 1 2

10 11 12 +

Source: Dickinson Research Center. The Lazy L inventory reduction strategy—draw your lazy L depending on how many cows you need to cull. Sell cows below and to the right of the lazy L to reduce older cows and those that are not calving on time.

Table 2. Percentage of Cow Weight Weaned Average Weight Range Number of (pounds) Records

Average Percentage of Calf Weaning Cow Weight Cow Weight Weight at Weaning Weaned

Less than 1,300

37

617

1,242

50%

1,301 to 1,400

39

611

1,357

45%

1,401 to 1,500

38

589

1,456

41%

1,501 to 1,600

33

598

1,549

39%

Greater than 1,600

22

572

1,698

34%

Table 3. Cow Performance Comparison Cow size

Dry Matter Intake Acres

Calf WW

Pasture Gain

Gain/ Acre

< 1,300 lbs.

933 lbs.

10.75

617

336

31.21

1,501-1,600 lbs.

1101 lbs.

12.68

598

323

25.49

Editor’s note: Dr. Kris Ringwall’s entire presentation is available in a PDF format on the AGA web site. Go to www.gelbvieh.org, click on the Resources page (left column) and go to Presentations. Gelbvieh World | 63


Industry Update

News news Six Men Added to Livestock Marketeers Hall of Fame The Livestock Marketeers — an informal fraternity of livestock fieldmen, auctioneers, sale managers and related livestock business leaders — met for its 44th Annual Banquet in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. Honorees for 2009 included auctioneer C.K. “Sonny” Booth, Miami, Okla., and Chuck Grove, Forest, Va., American Angus Association regional manager. They were “roasted” by their friends and colleagues at this event, hosted by American Live Stock, Geneva, Ill. J. Neil Orth, executive vice president of the American-International Charolais Association, was the master of ceremonies. Four posthumous honorees were also added to the Hall of Fame display that hangs in the National Western Club, on a special plaque provided by Crow Publications. The inductees are Bobby Baker, Don Eiten, Terry Jaschke and Lee McCoy. “Sonny Booth has been good for the business,” said Mark Smith of Grassroots Genetics & Consulting, who opened the roasting of the Oklahoma auctioneer. “He’s always positive, never negative, and his incredible sense of fairness is amazing.” A native of Miami, Okla., C.K. “Sonny” Booth attended Oklahoma State University and was a member of the livestock judging team, as well as Block and Bridle and Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity. The OSU team won the National Western Stock Show competition in 1963, with Sonny claiming High Individual honors. He’s been an auctioneer for nearly 40 years, working with all breeds of cattle and horses. Sonny has served as auctioneer for more than 4,000 livestock sales, and travels 200 days a year selling purebred livestock. For the past several years, he’s also been affiliated with Williams & Williams Auction Co., Tulsa, Okla., specializing in premier farm and ranch properties. “His trademark is his chant, his diction, and he has a really great eye for cattle,” noted Andy Rest of the American Angus Association. The Booth family includes his wife, Mary, and three daughters: Kym, Kelli and Rachel. For the past 34 years, Chuck Grove of 64 | March 2009

The Livestock Marketeers inducted two honorees — C.K. “Sonny” Booth and Chuck Grove — into their “Hall of Fame” during the National Western Stock Show. They’re shown with the friends who “roasted” them (left to right): Jim Shirley, Matt Caldwell, Dave Mullins, Chuck Grove, Sonny Booth, Andy Rest, Mark Smith, Doug Paul and Neil Orth.

Forest, Va., has served the American Angus Association as a regional manager, representing the Angus breed in Kentucky, Ohio and Tennessee, and previously, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Chuck works closely with the Association and Angus Publications, Inc., publisher of the Angus Journal and Angus Beef Bulletin, to assist purebred and commercial breeders in selling and buying quality seedstock, advertising and promoting their programs. Chuck also managed the National Western Angus Bull Sale, the only Association-sponsored sale, for 23 years. “He is truly the undisputed dean of the fieldmen,” said Matt Caldwell of the American Angus Association. “We applaud your professionalism and your friendship.” Chuck’s involvement in the Angus business goes back to his youth, as he was raised on his family’s registered Angus farm. As an active 4-H and FFA member, Chuck represented Virginia on the 4-H livestock judging team and at the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago, and served as a director of the Virginia Junior Angus Association (VJAA). At Virginia Tech, Chuck was an active member of the Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and Block & Bridle. Chuck was a member of the winning Virginia Tech livestock judging team. Shortly after graduating from college in 1974, Chuck married Ruth. Together they raised two children, Jake and Rachel, who were also active in the VJAA. “I am very honored and humbled,” said Chuck, who recognized his own mentor, Dale Runnion, during his acceptance of the Hall of Fame honor. “I appreciate this award very much.”

Bobby Baker was born in 1928 to Raymond and Hazel Baker. He graduated from the University of Tennessee in 1950, where he was a member of the Ag Club and Pi Kappa Phi fraternity, and roomed with former United States Senator Howard Baker, Jr. His livestock advertising sales career began with the Livestock Weekly in Memphis, Tenn., in the early 1950s. He joined the staff of The Drovers Journal in January 1971, where he was “a salesman deluxe,” as noted by Neil Orth, until he left in 1987. Bobby died in November 2002, leaving two daughers, Nita and Lee, and a son, Robert. Born a cattleman at heart and following in the footsteps of his father, Lyle Eiten (1993), Don Eiten’s induction to the Hall of Fame makes them only the second father-son honorees of the Livestock Marketeers, along with Ray (1966) and Robert (1986) Schnell. Don Eiten grew up in Ladd, Ill., where his father had Angus cows, and learned the business of caring for and raising cattle from an early age. His first job after graduating from Western Illinois University was assisting in managing cattle sales with Rishel Livestock Service. Ultimately, Don was able to follow in the footsteps of his father, Lyle Eiten, and became an advertising salesman/ringman for the ABC Farm Progress Company/Prairie Farmer Magazine. At that time, he returned to Illinois and settled in Peru, just a few miles from his childhood home, but traveled the greater Midwest for the Prairie Farmer. Unfortunately, Don’s time here was far too short. He was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2003 and passed away in April 2004, leaving behind his parents, Lyle and Ellen; brothers Gary and Nicholas; wife Karen; two daughters, Megan and


Kimberly; and his son, Andy. A perfectionist who set high standards in the beef industry, Terry Jaschke was raised in Guthrie County, Iowa. A 1972 graduate of South Dakota State University, Terry received a degree in agriculture and a minor in journalism, and embarked on his career as a fieldman with Drovers Journal. In 1975, he accepted a position as the Iowa State Fair livestock manager, where he established the Avenue of Breeds. He returned to Drovers Journal in 1977. Throughout the 1980s, Terry continued his work in the field of ag journalism, serving as a field representative for The Limousin Journal and The Salers Stockman. In 1985, Terry began his “dream job” as a fieldman for the Wallaces Farmer/Missouri Ruralist. Terry’s life tragically ended when he suffered a brain aneursym while working a cattle sale in Springfield, Mo., in April 1993. His wife, Cathy, currently lives in Ankeny, Iowa. His oldest son, B.J., and his wife, Amy, reside in Polk City, Iowa, with their two children, Lauren and Lincoln. His youngest son, Mitch, lives in Des Moines, Iowa, and has twin sons, Kaleb and Cole. Lee McCoy, born in 1947, grew up in Duncan, Okla. His father, H.A. McCoy, was one of the investors instrumental in importing Limousin cattle into the United States and had a prominent Limousin herd in Miami, Okla. After graduating from Kansas State University and the Texas Christian University Ranch Management Program, he entered the U.S. Navy as a torpedo man in 1966. Lee began his career as a livestock marketeer in 1972 with the Kansas Livestock Association, working as a fieldman for the Kansas Stockman magazine. When he left in 1976, he worked for various other papers, including Better Beef Business, Kansas Farmer, and his last stop, Missouri Beef Cattleman, in 1987. In 1989, Lee entered the ag broadcasting field as assistant farm director for the Texas News Network. He continued to build an impressive broadcasting resume with various radio stations. He was voted Ag Communicator of the Year for Alabama, and Farm Broadcaster of the Year for the southern region of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters. In 2008, Lee returned to his passion for livetock sales for a short period as a sales representative for EDJE Technologies. Lee lost his battle with cancer in May 2008.

The Exporter’s Perspective On U.S. Opportunities 2009 offers potential for prosperity and peril

While U.S. beef exports in 2008 exceeded the expectations of many, 2009 could provide even more drama, with the potential for significant improvements as well as the risk of major setbacks, according to one industry leader. U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) past chairman Dan Halstrom offered his assessment of the global business climate to cattle producers attending the 2009 Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show in Phoenix. Halstrom, the senior vice president for international sales at JBS, told members of the Joint International Markets Committee that 2008 was a strong year for U.S. beef exports, even though global economic volatility made the final months of the year very challenging. “The first eight months of 2008 were like a dream, where all the stars were aligned for success,” he said. “But during the last four months of the year, I was more of a credit manager than a sales manager.” Looking ahead, Halstrom identified South Korea, Japan, Canada and Mexico as the foreign markets holding the highest priority for JBS, primarily because the stability and reliability these markets offer during times of very tight credit. He specifically singled out Japan as having the largest potential for growth if the pool of cattle eligible for export to that nation could be expanded from 20 months of age to 30 months. “People are estimating that a 30-month age limit in Japan could be worth $80 to $90 per head in incremental value for cattle producers,” Halstrom said. “But I think it could even exceed $100 if we can get variety meats included. Japan really wants U.S. beef, but we don’t have enough cattle that qualify. It’s a situation that Australia has really been taking advantage of.” While the U.S. government has been seeking approval for beef from cattle of all ages, industry experts believe that expanding the age limit to 30 months could restore as much as 95 percent of the U.S. export business. Halstrom cautioned cattlemen not to assume that a 30-month age limit would eliminate the need for age verification. He said retailers in Japan are likely to continue to require age verification, even if the age limit is expanded to include the majority of fed cattle. On the risk side of the spectrum for 2009, Halstrom expressed great concern over potential interruptions in trade with Canada and Mexico because of their importance to U.S. exporters. Both Canada and Mexico have raised issues

regarding the United States’ implementation of Country of Origin Labeling (COOL). “It is estimated that the loss of the NAFTA markets would cost cattle producers $50 to $60 per head,” Halstrom said, “but I think it would be quite a bit more than that because of all the end cuts and variety meats we would have to absorb into the domestic market.” Halstrom noted that despite the severe economic downturn, U.S. beef exports through the first 11 months of 2008 increased 29 percent in volume and 40 percent in value over the same period in 2007. When all 2008 results are final, beef exports will total well over 2 billion pounds and more than $3.5 billion in value. Both the per-head export premium for cattle and the percent of total U.S. beef production exported are approaching the preBSE peaks achieved in 2003. He cited four major challenges the beef industry must overcome in order to maximize export growth in 2009: global liquidity; risk related to specific markets; a strong U.S. dollar; and shifts in demand toward lower-cost cuts and proteins. “At JBS, we expect to grow our U.S. beef exports in excess of the industry forecast of 6 percent, but this will require a change in the way we do business,” Halstrom said. “We need to manage our risk carefully, and focus on stable markets and affordable cuts. Opportunities are there, but if we don’t take advantage of them, other countries and other proteins will.” Later in the Joint International Markets Committee meeting, the committee formally addressed the age limit on beef exports to Japan by unanimously passing a resolution brought forward by representatives of the Nebraska Cattlemen. The resolution urged U.S. negotiators to pursue Japan’s approval of a 30-month age limit as an incremental step toward restoring full access to the market. The following day, the resolution was approved by members of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) at its annual meeting. The directive will become official association policy if it is approved by a majority of NCBA members though a mail-in ballot process that concludes in mid-March. The U.S. Meat Export Federation (www. USMEF.org) is the trade association responsible for developing international markets for the U.S. red meat industry and is funded by USDA, exporting companies, and the beef, pork, corn and soybean checkoff programs. Gelbvieh World | 65

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J ohn Rotert/Bob Harriman www.rotertharriman.com Montrose, MO 660-693-4844 • 492-2504 (cell)

David & Carrie VanWinkle (417) 451-4664 (O) (417) 437-7245 (C)

Nebraska

Richard VanWinkle (417) 451-4137

12406 Oak Rd. Neosho, MO 64850

J. J. Boehler

Montana

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

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Randy Kleinschmidt 402/ 759-4660 (H) 402/ 366-1605 (Cell)

Bill Kleinschmidt

402/ 759-4654 www.kleinschmidtfarms.com

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

Kalina Gelbvieh Dave & Marilyn Kalina

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Jeff and Jeanne Pope 26075 Willow Rd., Ravenna, NE 68869 Phone & Fax: (308) 467-BEEF popefarms@nctc.net

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Ken & Nancy Flikkema Dale & Nancy Flikkema 8289 Huffine Lane Bozeman, MT 59718 (406) 586-6207 REGISTERED GELBVIEH

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The Warner Family • Monte & Kristie • Dan & Kate • Darren & Amy

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Mick & Dave Ainsworth P.O. Box 154, Jackson Springs, NC 27281

S. Carolina

910-652-2233 Cell: 910-639-4804 Mick’s email: longleaf@etinternet.net Dave’s email: longleaf@dsslink.net

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

GELBVIEH

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Annual Sale 2nd Tuesday in February. Dale & Jeannette

P.O. Box 1642 • 4180 Hwy 705N Robbins, NC 27325 Registered Gelbvieh Phone: 910.464.1290 Fax: 910.464.1291 E-mail: jgarner@pinehurst.net

308/826-4771

N. Dakota

Mike & Renee

308/826-5185

23685 Sartoria Rd. • Amherst, NE 68812 www.taubenheimgelbvieh.com

Chimney Butte Ranch

S. Dakota ADKINS GELBVIEH

Gelbvieh & Balancer Performance Genetics Blacks & Reds A select group of heifers available each fall Bulls available year around (605) 354-2428 Cell (605) 546-2058 Home Gerald Adkins 402 4th Ave., Iroquois, SD 57353 adkinsgelbvieh@hotmail.com

Doug and Carol Hille 701/445-7383

N. Carolina

3320 51st St., Mandan, ND 58554

chimneybutteranch@westriv.com www.chimneybutteranch.com Annual Production Sale 1st Friday in March

Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch Registered Gelbvieh Cattle Bulls • Heifers • Embryos • Semen

6700 County Rd. 19 S. Minot, ND 58701 (701) 624-2051 (H) (701) 720-8823 (C)

Rob Arnold

Producing Black, Polled Genetics for Today & Tomorrow.

Email: rlagelbvieh@aol.com

Oklahoma

Jim, Barb, Brandy & Brittney Beastrom Phone: 605-224-5789 • Fax: 605-224-5793 20453 Cendak Rd. • Pierre, SD 57501 www.beastromranch.com

Julie Julie and and Carl Carl Maude Maude Hermosa, SD Quality Gelbvieh & Balancer® Genetics from a Trusted Source cj_llivestock@yahoo.com

605.255.4944 (H) • 605.381.2803 (C) Randy, Pam & Family 405-649-2410 • Cell 405-742-0774

E-mail: rgallaway@itlnet.net • www.gallawaygelbvieh.com

Walter & Lee Teeter 1380 French Belk Rd. • Mt. Ulla, NC 28125 (704) 664-5784

15182 N. Midwest Blvd. • Mulhall, OK 73063

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43968 208th Street Lake Preston, SD 57249 605/847-4155 605/860-1326 Alan & Pam Blake, Nikki, Christian

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“Performance Genetics for Your Tomorrow”

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Breeder's corner

Texas

Dr. Daryl Wilson Joe & Gwen Wilson Tyler Wilson (276) 628-4163 (276) 676-2242 Registered (276) 614-0117 (C) Gelbvieh Cattle 17462 Fenton Dr., Abingdon, VA 24210 • TrebleWRanch@aol.com

Jim & Pat Dromgoole 4403 Winding River Dr. • Richmond, TX 77469 Home (281) 341-5686 • Ranch (979) 561-8144

High Quality, Black and Polled

www.dromgoolesheaven.com

Piedmont, South Dakota

Show Cattle Managers: James & Shannon Worrell • (325) 258-4656

605-787-4595

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QUALITY GELBVIEH CATTLE

Farms

6916 Peppers Ferry Road Max Meadows, VA 24360 H 276/637-3916 C 276/620-4271

Washington NN Bar Ranch, Inc.

1800 W. 50th St. • Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Registered Angus, Gelbvieh and Balancers®

Kris, Dawn and Laren Nelson

Virginia

Steve Schroeder 605-334-5809 (O) • 605-363-3247 (H)

21200 Watson Road East Creston, WA 99117

509-636-2343

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Email: nnbarranch@asisna.com

Thorstenson Gelbvieh

Ron Hughes 276-637-6493

Selby, South Dakota Annual Bull Sale 1st Saturday in March Ken & Jo Vaughn & Wendy 605-649-7304 605-649-6262

121A Lavender Dr. Max Meadows, VA 24360

www.Balancerbulls.com

Tennessee

Brad Hughes 276-637-6071

Purebred Gelbvieh & Balancers®–all Black, all Polled

W. Virginia

Hickory Hill Farm “Quality Gelbvieh Genetics”

Dr. & Mrs.T Marshall Hahn Owners

Tracey Redifer Manager

2246 Lusters Gate Road • Blacksburg, VA 24060

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Circle M Farms

(540) 961-3766 • tlrhhf@verizon.net

Taking Black & Polled to a New Level

Thomas Mears McMinnville, TN

615-849-6199 (C) 615-563-5066 (H)

Quality Gelbvieh & Balancer® Cattle

Clinch Mountain Gelbvieh John & Liz Loy 7611 Dyer Rd. • Luttrell, TN 37779 (865) 687-1968 j.b.loy@att.net Bulls & Heifers for Sale

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The Western Illinois University Bull Test completed its 56-day weights in early January. The bulls will complete another 56 days and will sell on March 20 at 7 p.m. at the WIU Livestock Center in Macomb. For more information on the bulls that will sell go to www.wiu.edu/bulltest. Fecht Cattle Company of Carthage has three bulls on test, two Gelbvieh and one Balancer bull. DRJ Full Exposure and SLC Freedom 178F ET sired the two Gelbvieh bulls, and HSF Desperado 401 4 sired the Balancer bull. The Balancer bull posted an overall Average Daily Gain (ADG) of 4.41 and a Feed/Gain ratio of 5.19. The SLC Freedom 178F ET son posted a 4.63 ADG and a 5.60 Feed/Gain ratio, while the Full Exposure son had a 4.04 ADG and a 5.55 F/G ratio.

The Edisto Forage Bull Test released its 56-day weigh report. The performance of the 75 bulls improved as bulls adapted to winter grazing. The group gained an average of 2.68 lbs/day during this 28-day weigh period. Overall ADG was 2.33 lbs. Country Boy Farms has two Gelbvieh bulls on test that are posting good numbers. The SLC Freedom 178F ET son is gaining 4.25 lbs/day and has a Weight per Day of Age (WDA) of 3.15. The KCF Bennett N135 son has an overall ADG of 2.91 and a WDA of 2.80. The Gelbvieh bulls lead the test average in both ADG and WDA. Two Gelbvieh bulls from Brendy Hill Farm near Greenwood completed the 2009 Clemson Bull Test. The OZZ EXT Govenor 3N son posted a 4.66 ADG for the test and a 3.31 WDA. The JBOB “Junior” 3303K ET son had a 4.21 ADG for the 112-day test and a 3.61 WDA.

Indiana The 2008 Winter Test for Indiana Beef Evaluation Program (IBEP) completed its 63-day test in mid-January. Three Balancer bulls and one purebred Gelbvieh are on test. Powell Farms and Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants have consigned the bulls. The bulls sell on April 16 at 6 p.m. at Springville Feeder Auction. For complete results go to www.ansc.purdue.edu/ibep/ Four sires are represented in the Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls on test: Dr. J Analyst M250, JBOB Carolina Fortune 2564JET, RAB-EGL Blue Moon 4407M and MLH Goldrush Designer Genes. The RAB-EGL Blue Moon son from Midwest Beef Cattle Consultants leads the Balancer entries with a 108.9 Performance Index. Close behind is the Dr. J Analyst son from Powell Farms at 106.1.

Washington The Washington Cattlemen’s Association/Washington State University Bull Test released an 80-day progress report for the 120-day test. The sale is scheduled for March 25th at the WSU Research Center near Prosser. To view updated data go to www.prosser.wsu.edu. NN Bar Ranch of Creston has five head of bulls on test. A BTBR Mr. Black Cross 3002N son leads the Gelbvieh ADG at 3.90. A KCF Bennett Landmark J377 son leads the Gelbvieh WDA at 3.06 lbs. Overall the five Gelbvieh/Balancer bulls on test posted an ADG of 3.43 and a WDA of 2.92.

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FOR INJECTION For the treatment of cystic ovaries in cattle. DESCRIPTION: CYSTORELIN is a sterile solution containing 50 micrograms of gonadorelin (GnRH) diacetate tetrahydrate per milliliter suitable for intramuscular or intravenous administration. Gonadorelin is a decapeptide composed of the sequence of amino acids – 5-oxoPro-His-Trp-Ser-Tyr-Gly-Leu-Arg-Pro-Gly-NH – 2

a molecular weight of 1182.32 and empirical formula C H N O . The diacetate tetrahydrate ester has a molecular weight of 1374.48 and empirical formula C H N O . Gonadorelin is the hypothalamic releasing factor responsible for the release of gonadotropins (e.g., LH, FSH) from the anterior pituitary. Synthetic gonadorelin is physiologically and chemically identical to the endogenous bovine hypothalamic releasing factor. 55

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PHARMACOLOGY AND TOXICOLOGY: Endogenous gonadorelin is synthesized and/or released from the hypothalamus during various stages of the bovine estrus cycle following appropriate neurogenic stimuli. It passes via the hypophyseal portal vessels, to the anterior pituitary to effect the release of gonadotropins (e.g.LH, FSH). Synthetic gonadorelin administered intravenously or intramuscularly also causes the release of endogenous LH or FSH from the anterior pituitary. Gonadorelin diacetate tetrahydrate has been shown to be safe. The LD for mice and rats is greater than 60 mg/kg, and for dogs greater than 600 mcg/kg, respectively. No untoward effects were noted among rats or dogs administered 120 mcg/kg/day or 72 mcg/kg/day intravenously for 15 days. It has no adverse effects on heart rate, blood pressure or EKG to unanesthetized dogs at 60 mcg/kg. In anesthetized dogs, it did not produce depression of myocardial or system hemodynamics or adversely affect coronary oxygen supply or myocardial oxygen requirements. The intravenous administration of 60 mcg/kg/day of gonadorelin diacetate tetrahydrate to pregnant rats and rabbits during organogenesis did not cause embryotoxic or teratogenic effects. The intramuscular administration of 1000 mcg to normally cycling dairy cattle had no effect on hematology or blood chemistry. Further, CYSTORELIN does not cause irritation at the site of intramuscular administration in dogs.The dosage administered was 72 mcg/kg/day for seven (7) days. 50

INDICATIONS AND DOSAGE: CYSTORELIN (gonadorelin diacetate tetrahydrate) is indicated for the treatment of ovarian follicular cysts in dairy cattle. Ovarian cysts are non-ovulated follicles with incomplete luteinization which result in nymphomania or irregular estrus. Historically, cystic ovaries have responded to an exogenous source of luteinizing hormone (LH) such as human chorionic gonadotropin. CYSTORELIN initiates release of endogenous LH to cause ovulation and luteinization. The recommended intravenous or intramuscular dosage of CYSTORELIN is 100 mcg/cow. Each mL of CYSTORELIN contains: Gonadorelin diacetate tetrahydrate....................................... 50 mcg Benzyl Alcohol ..................................................................................9 mg Sodium Chloride........................................................................ 7.47 mg Water for Injection, U.S.P.................................................................q.s. pH adjusted with potassium phosphate (monobasic and dibasic) PRECAUTIONS: Not for use in humans. Keep this and all drugs out of reach of children. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contrains more detailed occupational safety information.To report adverse effects in users, to obtain an MSDS, or for assistance call 1-888-637-4251. KEEP REFRIGERATED: 2° – 8°C (36° – 46°F) CAUTION: Federal (U.S.A.) law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. HOW SUPPLIED: CYSTORELIN is available in a concentration of 50 mcg/mL. pH adjusted with potassium phosphate (monobasic and dibasic). CYSTORELIN is supplied in single vials containing 2 mL of sterile solution and in multi-dose vials containing 10 mL of sterile solution. Write for additional information about CYSTORELIN. NADA 098-379, Approved by FDA Marketed by:Merial Limited, Duluth, GA 30096


National Balancer Show Crowns Winners in Denver By Lori Maude, Gelbvieh World Editor

Grand Champion Balancer Female BMB 7061T Beastrom & Sons, Pierre, S.D. Sire: EXAR Pay Stub 40 5S

The 2009 National Balancer Show, sponsored by the American Gelbvieh Association and National Western Stock Show, saw increased numbers and the best quality ever. Judge Randy Daniels from Colbert, Ga., joined with American Gelbvieh Association Representative Judge Stuart Jarvis of Phillipsburg, Kan., in commending exhibitors on the depth of quality in the show. Beastrom & Sons of Pierre, S.D., won the Grand Champion Balancer Female crown with BMB 7061T. This April 2007 EXAR Pay Stub 40 5S daughter first earned Champion Junior Female honors in a competitive division. Eagle Pass Ranch of Highmore, S.D., exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Female, VER Lee Ann 847T ET. This November 2007 BC Marathon 7022 female first earned Champion Senior Heifer Calf honors. Boehler Gelbvieh of Orleans, Neb., repeated its 2007 feat by earning the National Champion Balancer Bull banner. XXB Wingman 639T ET is a December 2007 son of XXB Ludacris 039S ET, the 2007 National Champion Balancer Bull. Brittney Beastrom of Pierre, S.D., showed the Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Bull. BABR 800U ET, a January 2008 son of CA Future Direction 5321, first earned the top spot in the Winter Bull Calf Division. Following is a complete list of class winners, division and reserve division winners from the National Balancer Show. The listing includes the animal’s name, exhibitor’s name, exhibitor’s hometown and animal’s sire.

Balancer Female Show Class 1

May 1-31, 2008 1. RTRT Kassie U52 ET, Rylee Owen, Mason, Texas, RTRT Solution ET; 2. CTR Black Jackie 8327U, Meredith Clark, Barnard, Kan., Connealy Industry 5634 Class 2 Grand Champion Balancer Bull XXB Wingman 639T ET Boehler Gelbvieh, Orleans, Neb. Sire: XXB Ludacris 039S ET

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March 1-31, 2008 1. JCGR Bar GT Ms Ruckus 323U, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo., JCGR Bar GT RJ 400R; Continued on page 76


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Balancer Show Results

2. XXB Playmate 839U, Boehler Gelbvieh, Orleans, Neb., EGL Old Iron Nuts S842; 3. MISS Brezzy 62U2, Cassie Robertson, St. James, Mo., JRI Extra Exposure 285L71 ET Champion Spring Heifer Calf: RTRT Kassie U52 ET, Rylee Owen Reserve Spring Heifer Calf: JCGR Bar GT Ms Ruckus 323U, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh Class 3

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Female VER Lee Ann 847T ET Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, S.D. Sire: BC Marathon 7022

February 10-29, 2008 1. RTRD Roxi 225U ET, David Rea, Berthoud, Colo., BUF BFCK Cherokee Cnyn 4912; 2. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Uvena 832U, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., Northern Improvement 4480 GF; 3. AHL Carrie 33U, Poker City Ranch, Agenda, Kan., EGL Old Iron Nuts S842 Class 4

January 25 to February 9, 2008 1. ACKG Kate 1U, A&C Gelbvieh, Canton, S.D., Connealy Danny Boy; 2. XXB Hypnotiq 834U, Boehler Gelbvieh & Cedar Top Ranch, Nebraska, XXB Ludacris 039S ET; 3. EBY Ideal 560R 8035U, Tyler Beenken, Buckingham, Iowa, BC 7022 Raven 7965 Class 5

Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Bull BABR 800U Brittney Beastrom, Pierre, S.D. Sire: CA Future Direction 5321

January 1-24, 2008 1. JCGR Bar GT Us Unruly 6U, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo., JCGR Bar GT Louie 2J; 2. PMG Uma 802U ET, Tricia Goes, Odell, Neb., CA Future Direction 5321; 3. RID R Ms Lee Ann 801U, Ridinger Cattle Co./Taylor Cattle Co., Colorado, RID R Collateral 2R Champion Winter Heifer Calf: RTRD Roxi 225U ET, David Rea Reserve Winter Heifer Calf: ACKG Kate 1U, A&C Gelbvieh Class 6

December 1-31, 2007 1. XXB Miss Next Step 802T, Boehler Gelbvieh/Chase Tabor, OCC Next Step 762N; 2. BCFG Butlers Definer 730T, Kale Kendrick, Palmyra, Mo., JBOB Carolina 5587P Class 7

November 1-30, 2007 1. VER Lee Ann 847T ET, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, S.D., BC Marathon 7022; 2. VER Lee Ann 856T ET, Brittney Beastrom & Wes Spencer, South Dakota, BC Marathon 7022; 3. GHGF Brandy 782T, Justin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C., HSAF Bando 1961 Champion Spring Heifer Calf RTRT Kassie U52 ET Rylee Owen, Mason, Texas Sire: RTRT Solution

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Champion Intermediate Heifer GHGF Sweet Adalaide 1T Garrett Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C. Sire: JBOB Carolina 5281P

Class 8

September 1-30, 2007 1. EBY Miss Western 7297T, Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan., JRI Great Western 254N68 ET Continued on page 78


Continued from page 76

Balancer Show Results

Champion Senior Heifer Calf: VER Lee Ann 847T ET, Eagle Pass Ranch Reserve Senior Heifer Calf: VER Lee Ann 856T ET, Brittney Beastrom & Wes Spencer Class 9

Champion Senior Female

EBY Future Direction 6219S Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan. Sire: Lyons Future Direction 4154

Champion Spring Bull Calf DCJ Big Business 806U Kaisha Jurgens, Miller, Neb. Sire: BR Midland

May 1 to June 30, 2007 1. GHGF Sweet Adalaide 1T, Garrett Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C., JBOB Carolina 5281P; 2. SCCB Tina T29, Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan., CTR Echo 575E Champion Intermediate Heifer: GHGF Sweet Adalaide 1T, Garrett Teeter Reserve Intermediate Heifer: SCCB Tina T29, Chandler Ladner Class 10

April 1-30, 2007 1. BMB 7061T, Beastrom & Sons, Pierre, S.D., EXAR Pay Stub 40 5S; 2. BCFG Ravishing Ruby 502T1 ET, Britney Volek, Highmore, S.D., BUF BFCK Cherokee Cnyn 4912 Class 11 Champion Junior Bull

TAU Tuned In 55T Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, Kan. Sire: TC Grid Topper 355

Reserve Spring Heifer Calf

JCGR Bar GT Ms Ruckus 323U Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo. Sire: JCGR Bar GT RJ 400R

March 1-31, 2007 1. EGL Tyanne T437, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, S.D., EGL Freedom 5203; 2. BABR 7072T ET, Brittney Beastrom, Pierre, S.D., EXAR Pay Stub 40 5S; 3. EBY Great Western 7114T, Tahanee Embry, Priddy, Texas, JRI Great Western 254N68 ET Class 12

Reserve Winter Heifer Calf ACKG Kate 1U A&C Gelbvieh, Canton, S.D. Sire: Connealy Danny Boy

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf

VER Lee Ann 856T ET Brittney Beastrom & Wes Spencer, Pierre, S.D. Sire: BC Marathon 7022

January 1 to February 28, 2007 1. JCGR Bar GT Ms Surreal 4T, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo., JCGR Bar GT Louie 2J; 2. BARG Kittie Morgan 713T, State Line Genetics, Danbury, Neb., Morgans Direction 111 9901; 3. CLKG 020M 20T, C&L Krajewski Gelbvieh, Venango, Neb., B/R New Frontier 095 Champion Junior Heifer: BMB 7061T, Beastrom & Sons Reserve Junior Heifer: EGL Tyanne T437, Eagle Pass Ranch Class 13

September 1 to December 31, 2006 1. EBY Future Direction 6219S, Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan., Lyons Future Direction 4154; 2. STG Ms Yancey 51S6, Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Model, Colo., Bon View New Design 878 Champion Senior Female: EBY Future Direction 6219S, Chandler Ladner Reserve Senior Female: STG Ms Yancey 51S6, Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch Reserve Junior Heifer

EGL Tyanne T437 Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore S.D. Sire: EGL Freedom 5203

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Reserve Senior Female

STG Ms Yancey 51S6 Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Model, Colo. Sire: Bon View New Design 878


Balancer Show Results

Balancer Bull Show Class 14

April 1-30, 2008 1. VLK U111, Britney Volek, Highmore, S.D., WR WR Mr. Red Dawg 5335 Class 15

March 1-31, 2008 1. DCJ Big Business 806U, Kaisha Jurgens, Miller, Neb., BR Midland; 2. AHL Canyon Hawk 40U, Poker City Ranch, Agenda, Kan., AHL Blue Collar 2506R Champion Spring Bull Calf: DCJ Big Business 806U, Kaisha Jurgens Reserve Spring Bull Calf: AHL Canyon Hawk 40U, Poker City Ranch

Reserve Spring Bull Calf

Reserve Winter Bull Calf

AHL Canyon Hawk 40U Poker City Ranch, Agenda, Kan. Sire: AHL Blue Collar 2506R

PMG Upward Bound 07U M&P Gelbvieh, Odell, Neb. Sire: BUCK’s Carolina Rockin’ 251L

Reserve Senior Bull Calf

Reserve Junior Bull

Class 16

February 1-29, 2008 1. PMG Upward Bound 07U, Tricia Goes, Odell, Neb., BUCK’s Carolina Rock’n 251L; 2 GGGE 3G Undeniable 859U, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors 639S; 3. JCGR Bar GT Cobalt 159U, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo., RID R Collateral 2R Class 17

January 1-31, 2008 1. BABR 800U, Brittney Beastrom, Pierre, S.D., CA Future Direction 5321; 2. AHL Ribeye 18U, Poker City Ranch, Agenda, Kan., HXC LCC Gravity B252L; 3. SLGB Stateline Draw Mi Red 61U, State Line Genetics, Danbury, Neb., RAB Bieber Make Mimi 7249 Champion Winter Bull Calf: BABR 800U, Brittney Beastrom Reserve Winter Bull Calf: PMG Upward Bound 07U, M&P Gelbvieh

CTR Industry 5634 77T Cedar Top Ranch, Stapleton, Neb. Sire: Connealy Industry 5634

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Champion Winter Heifer Calf RTRD Roxi 225U ET David Rea, Berthoud, Colo. Sire: BUF BFCK Cherokee Cnyn 4912

JDPD Sports Page 450T Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas Sire: RTRM Headline 101P

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Reserve Intermediate Heifer SCCB Tina T29 Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan. Sire: CTR Echo 575E

Class 20

December 1-31, 2007 1. XXB Wingman 639T ET, Boehler Gelbvieh, Orleans, Neb., XXB Ludacris 039S ET

March 1-31, 2007 1. JDPD Sports Page 450T, Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas, RTRM Headline 101P; 2. GLWG 744T, Gary Wattis/Jim Beastrom, Casper, Wyo., BEA Domino 401P ET

Class 19

Class 21

September 1 to October 31, 2007 1. CTR Industry 5634 77T, Cedar Top Ranch, Stapleton, Neb., Connealy Industry 5634; 2. GHGF American Express 6T, Austin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C., HSAF Bando 1961; 3. DMRS Mr. Whitman 7135T, Raile Gelbvieh, St. Francis, Kan., GA Whitman 510 Champion Senior Bull Calf: XXB Wingman 639T ET, Boehler Gelbvieh Reserve Senior Bull Calf: CTR Industry 5634 77T, Cedar Top Ranch

February 1-28, 2007 1. TAU Tuned In 55T, Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, Kan., TC Grid Topper 355; 2. TAU Mr. Grid Topper 43T, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, Neb., TC Grid Topper 355; 3. DCJ Mr. First Class 711T, Kaisha Jurgens, Miller, Neb., BR Midland Champion Junior Bull: TAU Tuned In 55T, Overmiller Gelbvieh Reserve Junior Bull: JDPD Sports Page 450T, Dromgoole’s Heaven

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News news Industry Update

Gelbvieh Tops First NCBA Burger Cook-Off Sharing the spoils are, from left: Anita and Wayne Vanderwert, and Judy and Bob Prosser.

AGA Executive Director, Wayne Vanderwert, and AGA member, Judy Prosser from Winslow, Ariz., worked together to win the first-ever Golden Spatula Award at the 2009 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention in Phoenix, Ariz. This burger competition between the breeds challenged breed associations to develop an original burger recipe and the cooks took to the street in front of the Convention Center in Phoenix for a grill-off. There was also a competition for State Beef Councils. Gelbvieh came out on top and with some encouragement, Wayne has shared his original recipe (the idea came from his wife, Anita). Get grillin’!

The Gelbvieh Burger Oscar (A play on Steak Oscar)

During these tough economic times, we need to elevate the grilled burger to a new level. A classic beef entrée, Steak Oscar combines the great flavor of beef with crabmeat, Béarnaise sauce, typically Asparagus, and sometimes pimento. By incorporating all of the same flavor components, this recipe raises the burger to the Steak Oscar level. The recipe makes four servings.

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1-1/3 lb Ground Beef ½ tsp. Onion Powder Fresh ground black pepper Several pinches of sea salt

1 Tablespoon finely chopped, fresh Tarragon leaves (about 15 leaves) 2 Tablespoons Pimento finely diced

Combine the ground beef with above ingredients in a mixing bowl, be sure ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the beef, form into four one-third pound patties and grill to desired internal temperature. 1 1 4

6 oz can of lump crabmeat - drained packet of dried Béarnaise Sauce prepared, which will require milk and butter slices of Havarti cheese (Optional)

Fresh Asparagus spears blanched and sautéed

As the burgers approach being done, sprinkle some crabmeat on the top of each patty and cover with a slice of Havarti cheese. Allow to melt briefly. Remove the patties from the grill; top the cheese with Béarnaise sauce and a bit more crabmeat. Place on buns, cut in quarters for dipping. Serve with the asparagus spears on the side and with what's left of the Béarnaise sauce topped with the remaining crabmeat as a dipping sauce.


Places to Be places to be March 2009

April 2009

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April 3 April 4 April 4 April 4 April 8 April 11 April 11 April 16 April 18 April 23-25 April 29-May 3 April 29-May 1

Minnesota Gelbvieh Association State Opportunity Sale, Albany, MN Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch Annual Production Sale, Huron, SD MLM Gelbvieh Open House Bull Sale, Superior, NE Chimney Butte Ranch Annual Production Sale, Mandan, ND Handel Farms Annual Production Sale, Platte, SD Judd Ranch 31st Annual Gelbvieh, Balancer & Red Angus Bull Sale, Pomona, KS Thorstenson Gelbvieh and Angus 28th Annual Production Sale, Mobridge, SD Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 20th Annual Bull Sale, Swift Current, SASK Seedstock Plus Montana Opening Day Private Treaty Sale, Hysham, MT Flying H Genetics Quality Guaranteed Bull Sale, Arapahoe, NE SEGA Gelbvieh Open House Private Treaty Bull Sale, Pierce, CO Circle M & Friends 3rd Annual Bull Sale, Woodbury, TN Bar Arrow Cattle Company Annual Production Sale, Agra, KS Tennessee Agribition Gelbvieh Show & Sale, Murfreesboro, TN Midwest Beef Alliance Bull Sale, Tina, MO Seedstock Plus High Altitude Bull Sale, Monte Vista, CO J&D Kerstiens Annual Spring Production Sale, Goreville, IL Overmiller Gelbvieh & Red Angus Annual Bull Sale, Smith Center, KS Rippe Gelbvieh Annual Production Sale, Hubbell, NE Green Springs Performance & Efficiency Tested Bull Sale, Passaic, MO Raile Gelbvieh Annual Bull Sale, St. Francis, KS Eagle Pass Ranch Cattleman’s Source Bull Sale, Highmore, SD Elk Creek Gelbvieh All Black Bull Sale, Belle Fourche, SD 4th Annual Triple Play Bull Sale, Huron, SD Western Illinois University Bull Test Sale, Macomb, IL Post Rock Cattle Co. Cowman’s Kind Bull & Female Sale, Barnard, KS Pearson Cattle Company Annual Bull Sale, Lake City, SD Sooner Select Bull & Female Sale, Stillwater, OK J.J. Boehler’s Annual Balancer Bull Sale, Alma, NE Flying H Genetics Grown on Grass Bull Sale, Carthage, MO Schawang Cattle Company Annual Bull Sale, David City, NE Bluegrass Gelbvieh/Balancer Bull Sale, Mt. Sterling, KY WCA/WSU Bull Test Sale, Prosser, WA Kicking Horse Ranch Annual Bull Sale, Great Falls, MT Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull & Female Sale, Carthage, MO Central Montana Gelbvieh Genetics 14th Annual Bull Sale, Lewistown, MT Southern Dream XII Sale, Clemson, SC

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Midwest Performance Bull Sale, Bloomfield, IA Circle S Ranch Going to Grass Production Sale, Canton, KS Schroeder Ranch 11th Annual Bull Sale, Mitchell, SD C-Cross Cattle Company Spring Turn-Out Bull & Female Sale, Biscoe, NC Midland Bull Test Gelbvieh/Balancer Sale, Columbus, MT West Virginia Beef Expo Gelbvieh Sale, Jacksons Mill, WV Knoll Crest Farm Total Performance Bull Sale, Red House, VA 63rd Annual IBEP Bull Sale, Springville, IN Eby Ranch Annual Bull Sale, Emporia, KS AGA Board of Directors Spring Meeting, Westminster, CO Beef Improvement Federation Annual Symposium, Sacramento, CA 58th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course, Gainesville, FL

May 2009

May 2

Bluegrass Gelbvieh Female Sale, Mt. Sterling, KY

June 2009

June 5-7 June 12-14

AGJA Western Regional Show, Yankton, SD AGJA Eastern Regional Show, Lebanon, TN

July 2009

July 6-11

AGJA Pride of the Heartland Junior Classic (National Junior Show), Des Moines, IA

August 2009

Aug. 3-5 Aug. 21

55th Annual Texas A&M Beef Short Course, College Station, Texas West Virginia State Fair Gelbvieh Show, Lewisburg, WV

September 2009

Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 19

Genetic Progress II, Fruitland, MO Southern Belles Vol. IV Sale, Bricton, GA Seedstock Plus Female Showcase Sale, Lathrop, MO

October 2009

Oct. 3 Jumping Cow Gelbvieh Spirit of the West Sale, Ramah, CO Oct. 10 Ozarks Pride Production Sale, Stella, MO Oct. 10 Edisto Forage Bull Test Sale, Blackville, SC Oct. 11 Judd Ranch Cow Power Sale, Pomona, KS Oct. 13 Johnson Cattle Company Partners Select Bull Sale, Happy, TX Editor’s Note: If you have sale or event information for this listing, please email the information to katied@gelbvieh.org. This includes tours, expos, field days and other Gelbvieh events. Places to Be at www.gelbvieh.org contains additional contact information for each event.


New Members new members The following individuals joined the American Gelbvieh Association or the American Gelbvieh Junior Association during the month of January. Junior members are denoted with an asterisk (*). Arkansas Leonards Farm, Sulphur Springs Colorado Flatland Cattle Company, Superior Iowa *Torrie L. Brownlee, Truro *Bailey Beckman, Middletown Kentucky Robert P. Atkinson, Stanton *Caleb V. Bell, Centertown *Rebecca L. Bell, Centertown Minnesota *Summer Vogl, Wabasso *Samuel D. Vogl, Wabasso *Corbin Vogl, Wabasso Missouri Triple Y Ranch, Shelbina Kyleigh Mitchell, Appleton City Double T Land & Cattle, Rocky Comfort MNP Farms (Richard & Connie Brooks), Fair Grove Davis Cattle/Shannon Davis, Stratford Montana *Dakota Calendrillo, Livingston Nebraska Brandon Krajewski, Venango Oklahoma Katy Schoepflin, Mulhall Tennessee Biggar Farms, Clarksville Wolf Valley Farms, Heiskell Gary T. Selby, Sparta *Hannah Crimmins, Lebanon Wisconsin Travis Arp, Arlington Gelbvieh World | 83


Ad Index ad index 3G Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6, 7, 66

Green Hills Gelbvieh Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

NS Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70

ABS Global . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37

GS Ridge Top Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

OGA Sooner Select Sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77

Adkins Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

H&H Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Oswald Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

AGA Foundation Semen Sale. . . . . . . . . . . 61

Hart Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41

Paulsen Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

B&W Farms LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67

Hartland Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Pine Ridge Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 68

Bar Arrow Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . 17, 67

Hickory Hill Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Pleasure Downs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56

Bar IV Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56, 67

Hilltop Haven Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Poker City Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Bar T Bar Ranch Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Hobbs Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

Post Rock Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9

Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Raile Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85

Birdwell, Jim . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

J Bar M Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Raw Ute Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50

Blackhawk Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 83

J&D Kersteins. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51, 66

Ridinger Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53

Boehler Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25

J&K Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12, 13, 66

Ritchey Tags. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Bow K Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Judd Ranch Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3

R-Jar Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Brandywine Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Jumping Cow Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87

Robertson Family. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86

Cattlemen’s Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 11

Kalina Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52, 68

Rocky Top Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

C-Cross Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 69

Kicking Horse Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19

Rogers Valley Farm Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . 68

Cedar Top Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2

Kitley Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Rotert/Harriman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Central Montana Gelbvieh Genetics . . . . . 52

Knoll Crest Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31

Rumfelt Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27

Chimney Butte Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Lambert, Doak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

San Juan Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Circle M Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Land O’Lakes Purina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35

Schafer Farms Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Circle S Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67, 85

Leonhardt Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Schroeder Ranch Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33, 70

CJ&L Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Linquist Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Seedstock Plus Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 81

Clinch Mountain Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Little Bull Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43, 67

Seuferer Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Country Boy Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Little Windy Hill Farm . . . . . . . . . 12, 13, 70

SFP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80

Cranview Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Locust Hill Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

South Texas Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Cunningham, Ronn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71, 77

Lone Oak Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Southern Dream Sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49

Danell Diamond Six Ranch. . . . . . 44, 45, 68

Longleaf Station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Sunview Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Davidson Gelbvieh/Lonesome Dove Ranch 23

M Heart D Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55

Swanson Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

DDM Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Maple Hill Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .66

Taubenheim Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Double Bar H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Markes Family Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

The 88 Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Dromgoole’s Heaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Martin Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Thorstenson Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Eagle Pass Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5

Merial/Cysterellin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73

TNT Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Eby Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75

Mettler Sale Management. . . . . . . . . . . 33, 71

Treble W Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Elk Creek Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Middle Creek Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55, 68

Triple K Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Flying H Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88

Midland Bull Test. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54

Triple L. Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Gallaway Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69

Midwest Performance Bull Sale . . . . . . . . . 21

Two Step Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Miller, Jason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

VanWinkle Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68

Gelbvieh Bull Barn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

MMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9, 21, 49, 51, 71

White Brothers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67

Gelbvieh Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

National CUP Lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71

White Brothers/Mulroy Farms LLC. . . . . . 47

Goettlich Gelbvieh Ranch . . . . . . . . . . 52, 68

National Gelbvieh Sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . 66

Goldrush Genetics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 56

NN Bar Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70

Williams Land & Cattle Auction. . . . . 71

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