Official Publication of the American Gelbvieh Association
September 2009, Vol. 24, No. 2
32 Bluegrass Sale Report
34 Genetic Trends By Susan Willmon
junior features & results
Contact Us Executive’s Corner President’s Message Bits & Pieces Hooves & Horns Editor’s Desk Breeder’s Corner Service Center Ad Index Places to Be New Members
12 AGJA National Show Champions 24 Paying It Forward In The AGJA By Mark Parker 33 Gelbvieh Juniors Elect New Directors 36 Junior Contest Results 38 Showmanship Winners 39 Foundation Scholarship Recipients 16
42 AGJA Thank You 44 Photo and Poster Winners 48 Carcass Evaluation Contest
16 Gelbvieh...There’s an App for That
16 National Convention Schedule
32 Top Sellers
46 Southern Balancer Program Announced 46
On the cover: The AGJA 2009 Pride of the Heartland Classic was a record-setting event. This September issue of the Gelbvieh World features the American Gelbvieh Junior Association and highlights from the Junior Classic held July 6-11 in Des Moines, Iowa. EDITOR: Jennifer Scharpe email@example.com PRODUCTION: Katie Danneman firstname.lastname@example.org AREA COORDINATORS: West: Don Danell, email@example.com East: Steve Peddicord, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Executive’s Corner executive’s corner
Gelbvieh $Green$ … Economic relief for the beef industry There is lots of talk about economic relief packages in these troubled times. It is no small task to try to blend government action that usually lacks finesse with the delicate workings of a tired economy. The jury is still out. In the news mix, every once in awhile, is a self-help story about someone or some small company that has found a solution and making the best of these times. It’s kind of refreshing. That got me to thinking, what beef breed is better positioned to provide some economic relief to cow-calf producers, feeders and the meat industry? We’ve said it before; Gelbvieh genetics are best positioned to cut input costs and create more end value than any major beef breed. Have you told that to your neighbors? My column last month was on “talking points” to help you sell Gelbvieh, I’ve had some favorable feedback, and evidence that our message is getting out to the commercial industry. Here’s more information you can use. We’ve completed the second year of our SmartCross research utilizing the cowherd at Colorado State University’s Maxwell Ranch. Angus and Angus x Hereford cows were A.I. bred to Gelbvieh, Balancer and Angus bulls. The first goal was to demonstrate the advantages of crossbreeding with Gelbvieh vs. making high percentage Angus cattle. The second goal was to demonstrate the power of Gelbvieh influence in creating more dollar value. The third was to refute the MARC across breed EPD adjustment for yearling weight, since the Angus, Balancer and Gelbvieh sires used were popular bulls with high accuracy growth EPDs within their respective Herdbooks. We individually priced the cattle based on quality grid and yield grade grid premiums/ discounts and carcass weight under a low Choice/Select spread and a high spread market scenario. Under BOTH market scenarios guess which breed had the lowest end value…Angus! In a low spread market the Gelbvieh sired cattle had the highest value beating the Angus by $53.17 per head. In a high spread market the Balancer cattle garnered the most dollars beating the Angus by $36.67 per head. If you want more of the details stay tuned to the October Profit Picture tabloid publication. We’ll roll out the complete results there as that | September 2009
publication goes to 30,000 cattlemen. The results of this research go hand-in-hand with what we’ve been saying about carcass value and our Carcass Value EPD in the July Herd Reference, the talking points last month, and the results of the TCSCF steer test with 900 sires of all breeds represented. We just completed a survey through Drovers that included bovine veterinarians as well as cow-calf producers. One hundred percent of the responding vets recommend that their cow-calf clientele CROSSBREED. Comparing Gelbvieh to the other continental breeds, veterinarians give us high marks in the reproductive traits, mature cow size and temperament, traits that stick in their minds from several days of preg checking. Is your vet informed on all of the Gelbvieh advantages? The results of the survey also indicate that there is a misconception over the economic impact of straight breeding and the lack of heterosis on longevity and fertility and the resulting increase in replacement rate. Data discussed at this spring’s BIF meeting indicates that a cow has to be 5 to 6 years old before she breaks even, in other words covers her development costs and lower weaning production as a young cow. If you’ve got a bunch of straight Angus commercial cows and they start leaving the herd at 10 years of age, well you get the picture. Gelbvieh’s longevity and a little hybrid vigor can contribute a lot to economic recovery. Don’t forget the MARC data on Gelbvieh’s mature cow size and our ability to bolster weaning weight. There is not a better breed to cut costs and maximize output value. Good news travels fast. I had a call last week from the publisher of a state cattlemen’s association magazine wanting the details of the TCSCF test and the high-ranking Gelbvieh sire for a feature in his magazine. It turned out that a conversation with one Gelbvieh breeder in his state, armed with a talking point, got a lot of free and positive press for the Gelbvieh breed. Arm yourself with the facts; this is the time to carry the positive message to your neighborhood cattle producers, your vet, the local sale barn, your county and state cattlemen’s association and your state’s extension staff.
303/465-2333 Main Phone 303/465-2339 fax Executive Director Wayne Vanderwert (ex. 480) email@example.com Director of Administration Dianne Coffman (ex. 479) firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Breed Improvement Susan Willmon (ex. 484) email@example.com Director of Member Services Dana Stewart (ex. 488) firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Communications Jennifer Scharpe (ex. 485) email@example.com Production Manager/Graphic Artist Katie Danneman (ex. 486) firstname.lastname@example.org Area Coordinator Commercial Marketing Don Danell email@example.com Area Coordinator Commercial Marketing Steve Peddicord firstname.lastname@example.org Customer Services Coleen Abplanalp (ex. 482) email@example.com Dolores Gravley (ex. 481) firstname.lastname@example.org Patti Showman (ex. 478) email@example.com Teresa Wessels (ex. 477) firstname.lastname@example.org Mailing address: 10900 Dover St., Westminster, CO 80021 General E-mail: email@example.com Registration & Electronic Data Transfer: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.gelbvieh.org
President’s Message president’s message
AGA Executive Committee
Learning Lessons from Our Scrapes As many of you probably heard we had a great Jr. Show in Des Moines. My family and I attended and had a wonderful time. Iowa even managed to provide weather that didn’t require me to shed all my clothes; the weather and the hospitality were great. Some of you probably heard that my oldest daughter had a “brush” with her heifer. In the showmanship contest Gina dropped her comb (not a good idea) and as she bent down to pick it up her heifer kicked her in the face. I’ve got to give her credit – she finished the class with dirt and a hoof print on her face. Now, three weeks later it is almost healed over (yes, she literally had the skin scrapped off her check). Hopefully that’s not her only memory of the 2009 Jr. Classic, but I’ll bet she won’t easily forget it, as she was pretty shook up as she left the class that day.
Each one of us needs to take this next selling season (whether a good one or a tough one) and make a concerted effort to promote our breed to the commercial cattlemen in each one of our areas.
Some of us have learned lessons the hard way just as Gina did. As it happened, I reflected back on some of my own scrapes from clipping and showing my calves when I was a junior. I think we as adults get some of the same scrapes in the cattle business. Now I’m not talking about the ones you may get at calving time when that cow that has never given you any trouble before all of a sudden doesn’t want you to tag her calf. | September 2009
I’m talking about the scrapes that are more mental in nature. I was recently at a Pfizer meeting, which included an economist addressing the current marketing year and what is to come; now he was really bullish 2-3 years down the road, but he was rather bearish for this fall. Unfortunately that will probably impact all of us in the seedstock industry. I hope he is wrong and the cheap corn prices currently on the board carry over into more feedlots wanting to place calves, but only time will tell. We as an association are facing a “scrape” with shrinking registrations. We are not alone as most all of the other major beef breeds are having similar results with Angus losing the largest total number of registrations down 17% this past year. If we can maintain our market share this next year, I’m also bullish on the future in the cattle business and Gelbvieh in particular. We are seeing renewed interest in crossbreeding, with some the genetic defect issues and smaller weaning weights, and I see a huge marketing opportunity opening up for the rotational continental mating systems like we offer. Each one of us needs to take this next selling season (whether a good one or a tough one) and make a concerted effort to promote our breed to the commercial cattlemen in each one of our areas. It really is up to each one of us individually to make Gelbvieh the Continental breed of choice in 2010 and beyond. Our girls learned a lot at the Jr. National and hopefully we can attend again and continue to not only learn but also make some valuable friendships. I would strongly encourage any of you in the area surrounding College Station Texas to put next year’s Jr. National, on you calendar, the Lone Star Classic will be July 4 – 9, 2010, and it will be well worth your time to attend. Vaughn Thorstenson is the AGA President. He owns and operates Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus near Selby, S.D. He can be reached at email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Bits ‘N Pieces bits ‘n pieces Important Reminders There is still time to submit AGA
Member of the Year Applications. Applications are due to the AGA office by September 30, 2009. If you have questions, please contact Dianne Coffman at the AGA office. Thank you to those who sent in AGA Hall of Fame applications.
Nominations for Board of Directors – If
you have recommendations for or you are interested in running for the AGA Board of Directors, please contact Stuart Jarvis, Nominating Committee chairman. The Nominating Committee reviews suggestions and recommends a slate of candidates. Jarvis can be reached at 785543-5177 or email email@example.com.
National Convention and Stock Show News Gelbvieh…There’s an app for that.
Cells phones are not the only item with
many applications for it’s use. What are the apps the Gelbvieh breed offers? And more importantly how do these apps help AGA members, breeders, commercial producers, and the beef industry? To find out more, turn to page 16 of this issue.
The 2010 National Western Stock Show
Bull Futurity and National Gelbvieh Sale will require that all animals entered or offered for sale be parent verified. In order to properly complete the parent verification process, please take note of the following deadlines: October 15, 2009 – Deadline for requesting Parent Verification Test Kits from the AGA; November 5, 2009 – Deadline for submitting all samples and DNA Test Kit paperwork to Igenity lab. Parentage discrepancies from samples that are not received in the lab by November 5 cannot be guaranteed a resolution prior to the National Sale and Futurity dates. Parentage results may not be able to be completed prior to these events for samples that are not in the lab by the
above dates. If you have questions, please contact Dolores at the AGA office.
AGA News and Notes Stay up to date with the American
Gelbvieh Association by following the AGA on Facebook and Twitter or by signing up to receive the bi-monthly AGA E-Newsletter. Through Facebook, Twitter, and the E-Newsletter, you’ll have access to the latest information about AGA news, events and more. Contact Dana Stewart for more information.
Share your Gelbvieh news through Bits
‘N Pieces and Places to Be. Send us your news to be included in the Bits ‘N Pieces page. Advertise you meeting, field day, or sale by having your event listed in Places to Be, both in the Gelbvieh World and on the website. Contact Jennifer at the AGA office to submit your information and let others know what is happening around the Gelbvieh breed.
Junior News AGJA is accepting space reservations for
date blocks in the 2010 Junior Calendar! Promote your sale, field day or event by announcing it in the junior calendar as a date block! Date blocks sold on a first-come, first-pay basis, so don’t delay! Contact Dana Stewart at the AGA office. Date reservations accepted through October 15.
Texas Jr Gelbvieh Association FUNraising Golf Tourney SAVE THE DATEThe Texas Jr. Gelbvieh Association is hosting the Lonestar Classis Golf Tournament as a FUNraiser to help host the 2010 Lone Star Classic. Come have a great day of fun, food, and golf on Thursday, September 17 at “The Quarry” in San Antonio. Please start getting your teams and golfing buddies together to attend this FUN event. For more information, contact James or Shannon Worrell, TGJA Advisors, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 325258-4656. Also, don’t forget the TJGA fundraiser sale for the AGJA Lone Star Classic to be held September 5, 2009 at 1 p.m. at Worrell Enterprises Sale Facility in Mason, Texas. Many great Gelbvieh lots will be sold on this sale. All proceeds of the sale go to support the 2010 Junior Classic.
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Editor’s Desk editor’s desk
This is my third issue as editor of the Gelbvieh World and I am very happy to report that I am enjoying working for the American Gelbvieh Association. I believe that I am beginning to settle into my new position as well as life in Denver. In the three short months I have been with the AGA I have tried to hit the ground running to bring my skills, talents, and experiences to this job and the breed. I hope that I can help this breed continue to move in the right direction, to promote the positives of the breed, and to increase the Gelbvieh breed’s impact on the beef industry.
Sale Reports In an effort to make things easier when it comes to sale reports in the Gelbvieh World, we have created a sale report form. This is an easy to use form that will hopefully make submitting sale information to the Gelbvieh World faster and more convenient for our breeders and sale managers. The purpose of the sale report form is two-fold. First, having consistency in sale reports will help us keep accurate records of the sales of Gelbvieh and Balancer animals to facilitate the top sellers list and yearly sale averages published in the Herd Reference Issue. Secondly, this sale report form will make it easier for breeders and sale managers to submit sale information to the Gelbvieh World. Simply fill in the information about the lots sold, averages, top sellers, and additional information about the sale and we’ll write up your report for the Gelbvieh World. The form is available as a Microsoft Word document and is accessible electronically on the website or by email. We can also fax or mail a copy of the form. After your sale, simply fill in the information and send the completed form back to the AGA office. We ask that you use this form when submitting your sale report to the Gelbvieh World. Also, please add the AGA to your mailing list when sending out sale catalogs. We appreciate having a copy of the sale catalog in the office to verify information for the sale report or to help with copy for your next ad.
Editorial Calendar We are excited to announce an editorial calendar for the Gelbvieh World and the Profit Picture. Each of the nine issues of the
Update: Sale Reports and Editorial Calendar Gelbvieh World and the two issues of the Profit Picture will highlight a different topic of importance to the breed, our breeders, or the beef industry in general. The topics for each issue are outlined below. It is the intention that these topics will help provide direction for the magazine in both editorial content and advertising. For example with editorial content, we plan to
and the Gelbvieh breed including state association news, sale reports, show coverage, producer profiles, junior updates, etc. The editorial calendar will be beneficial to our advertisers as well. The featured topic for an issue may spark ideas for content to include in your ad Gelbvieh World and or encourage advertising from additional sources. Perhaps your Profit Picture Editorial Calendar herd or breeding program excels August: Seedstock Marketing in that particular feature topic September: Junior Feature (i.e. November – promote your October: Profit Picture – Feeder Calf Marketing females that qualified for Dam of Merit; January – advertise a November: The Gelbvieh Cow Herd bull you’re selling semen on). As December: Productivity and Research well, this editorial calendar will January: Breeding Reference Guide be useful for industries with a February: Profit Picture – Bull Selection stake in the beef production to March: National Gelbvieh Convention/AGA Services reach thousands of producers April: Nutrition and Feeding and promote their products May: Herd Health (i.e. December – market June/July: Herd Reference Edition new technologies for beef production; April – promote bring you the most up-to-date or important feeding and nutrition options; May information available from the AGA or the – advertise products that will help producers industry on each of the designated topics. maintain the health of their beef herd). In addition to the featured editorial for If you have any questions about the sale the month, we will continue to strive to report form or the editorial calendar, please cover arising issues and be your source of do not hesitate to ask. I look forward to information on happenings within the AGA working with you!
American Gelbvieh Association Area Coordinators—Commercial Marketing
Don Danell Western Region email@example.com Office: (406) 538-5622 Cell: (406) 366-6953
Steve Peddicord Eastern Region firstname.lastname@example.org Office: (606) 387-8579 Cell: (606) 688-4492 Gelbvieh World | 11
National Gelbvieh Jun There was plenty of Gelbvieh pride at the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) 2009 Pride of the Heartland Classic held July 6-11 in Des Moines, Iowa. The annual AGJA national show shattered a 28-year record with 317 animals exhibited. The previous record of 274 animals was set in 2000 at the AGJA Hillbilly Classic in Springfield, Mo.
Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female JDPD Rumor Had It 407U Tahanee Embry, Texas Sire: RTRM Headline
Grand Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Female GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ursula 837U Emily Griffiths, Indiana Sire: GGGE 3G Space Cowboy
Grand Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Bull GGGE 3G Warpaint 913W Emily Griffiths, Indiana Sire: RID R Collateral 2R.
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Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female GRU Ms Complete 817U Grace Hammer, Kansas Sire: GATZ Complete Package 8L ET
Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Female BVLK U121 Britney Volek, South Dakota Sire: ELK CK Crazy Horse 138P
Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Bull SKLS James 17U Ashley Skeels, Texas Sire: JHG Premonition 662S ET
ior Show Sets Record A total of 173 junior members from as far west as Washington and as far east as North Carolina participated in the week-long event. Top-notch Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls, females and market steers were exhibited on Friday and Saturday of the Junior Classic. Dr. Chris Skaggs of College Station, Texas judged the Market Steer and Gelbvieh entries. Tyler Cates from Moduc, Ind. evaluated the Balancer entries.
Grand Champion Balancer Female and Grand Champion Bred and Owned Balancer Female GGGE 3G Cowgirl Star Emily Griffiths, Indiana Sire: JRI Extra Exposure 285L71ET
Grand Champion Bred and Owned Balancer Bull GGGE 3G Uganda 895U Emily Griffiths, Indiana Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke Nâ€™ Mirrors
Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Female and Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Balancer Female BCFG Butlers Carefree 534U ET Zachary Butler, Tennessee Sire: Lemmon Newsline C804
Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Balancer Bull SYD Boondocks Quid 9106W Sydney Wilkinson, Colorado Sire: Connealy Whitman
Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer BAG Mr Stout 326U Jared Ruter, Kansas, 1302 lbs. Grand Champion Market Steer LJ Grace Hammer, Kansas, 1254 lbs.
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Junior Heifer Calf
Gelbvieh Female Show
Class 1 March 1-April 30, 2009
1. SVVG Mallory, Jackson Reibel, Minnesota, Sire: JDPD Astro 407S; 2. ZASH Mississippi Secret, Ashley Zylstra, Iowa, Sire: JRI Top Secret 253M75 ET; 3. SAJM Willow Wildflower, Sara Mowry, Michigan, Sire: GGGE 3G Santa Fe Class 2.1 February 1-29, 2009
Gelbvieh Junior Heifer Calf Champion and Champion B/O BNC Miss Hojer W937 Nikki Hojer, South Dakota Sire: JDPD Astro 407S
Gelbvieh Junior Heifer Calf Reserve CIBS Camary 9343W Janelle Hayek, Iowa Sire: HYEK Black Impact 3960N
Gelbvieh Junior Heifer Calf Reserve B/O SARP Miss Wisconsin Seth Arp, Wisconsin Sire: HEY Black Impact 3960N
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1. BNC Miss Hojer W937, Nikki Hojer, South Dakota, Sire: JDPD Astro 407S; 2. LJMC Rihanna 9009W, Chandler Ladner, Kansas, Sire: XXB Ladacris 039S ET; 3. RSSL MS Welkin 94W, Kajal Russell, Wisconsin, Sire: KIT Urlacher M28ET Class 2.2 January 1-31, 2009
1. CIBS Camary 9343W, Janelle Hayek, Iowa, Sire: HYEK Black Impact 3960N; 2. GHGF Tequila 52W, North Carolina, Sire: GHGF 03T; 3. HFGC Miss Mandy 861 W15, Luke Rash, Missouri, Sire: HFGC GIP Arrowhead S82 Champion Division and Champion Bred and Owned: BNC Miss Hojer W937, Nikki Hojer, Lake Preston, S.D., Sire: JDPD Astro 407S Reserve: CIBS Camary 9343W, Janelle Hayek, Clutier, Iowa, Sire: HYEK Black Impact 3960N Reserve Bred and Owned: SARP Miss Wisconsin, Seth Arp, Arlington, Wis., Sire: HEY Black Impact 3960N
Gelbvieh Senior Heifer Calf Reserve / Reserve B/O MYFM Salena 21U Dustin Myers, Missouri Sire: JBOB Carolina 5003N ET
Senior Heifer Calf Class 3 November 1-December 31, 2008
1. BVLK U121, Britney Volek, South Dakota, Sire: ELK CK Crazy Horse 138P; 2. KMMG Velveteen 32U, Kali Myers, Missouri, Sire: JKGF Flash; 3. KWHG MS Julianne 8U33, Kevin Hightower, Kansas, Sire: TAU MR Gunnison 50S ET Class 4.1 October 1-31, 2008
1. DCSF Post Rock Twila 235U2 ET, Meredith Clark, Kansas, Sire: GKG Harley; 2. ELC Miss Blaze ET, Callahan Grund, Kansas, Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET; 3. KKKG Spitfire 101UET ET, Emily Knapp, Kansas, Sire: JRI PLD Free Agent 125J3 Class 4.2 September 1-30, 2008
1. MYFM Salena 21U, Dustin Myers, Missouri, Sire: JBOB Carolina 5003N ET; 2. MYFM Phoebe 20U, Brynn Myers, Missouri, Sire: JBOB Carolina 5003N ET; 3. JMTG Dakota 28KU, Sidney Parris, North Carolina, Sire: JRI Extra Exposure 285L71 ET Champion Division and Champion Bred and Owned: BVLK U121, Britney Volek, Highmore, S.D., Sire: ELK CK Crazy Horse 138P Reserve Division and Reserve Bred and Owned: MYFM Salena 21U, Dustin Myers, Oak Ridge, Mo., Sire: JBOB Carolina 5003N ET
Gelbvieh Intermediate Yearling Champion / Champion B/O TEMB Tahanee 46U Tahanee Embry, Texas Sire: JHG Premonition 662S ET
Intermediate Yearling Class 5 June 1-August 31, 2008
1. TEMB Tahanee 46U, Tahanee Embry, Texas, Sire: JHG Premonition 662S ET; 2. HFGC Rosy 34U29, Chandler Ladner, Kansas, Sire: HFGC GIP Extra Hot P60; 3. SCCB Ursila, Elizabeth Krajewski, Nebraska, Sire: PMG Pegasus 01P Class 6 May 1-31, 2008
1. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ultrabright, Emily Griffiths, Indiana, Sire: GGGE 3G Rio Bravo 564R; 2. OSW Miss So Sinful U290, Torrie Brownlee, Iowa, Sire: OSW Mr Ace P290; 3. JDGR Black Dimond, Jeremy Griesbaum, Missouri, Sire: KAKC JPTK Hot Source Champion Division and Champion Bred and Owned: TEMB Tahanee 46U, Tahanee Embry, Priddy, Texas, Sire: JHG Premonition 662S ET Reserve Division and Reserve Bred and Owned: GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ultrabright, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., Sire: GGGE 3G Rio Bravo 564R
Spring Yearling Class 7.1
April 15-30, 2008 1. LBFM Halo’s Dream, Lucas Water, Tennessee, Sire: JRI Top Secret 253M75 ET; 2. PCCI Ms Maverick 8200U, Gatlin Schlake, Nebraska, Sire: ELK CH Maverick 850N; 3. LCC 7U, Chandler Ladner, Kansas, Sire: FMM Redgreen 1070 Class 7.2 April 1-14, 2008
1. DTKF Faith’s Emotion 116U ET, Kassidy Formanek, Iowa, Sire: RAW Mississippi Gambler; 2. SYD Penny’s Peso 8004U, Sydney Wilkinson, Colorado, Sire: SYD Stampede 6122S ET; 3. BNW Rocket 8006U, Mitch Garcia, Colorado, Sire: SYD Boondocks Rock 5111R Class 8.1 March 18-31, 2008
1. BAG Miss 57P 199U, Tanner Aherin, Kansas, Sire: KHR 57P; 2. BCFG Butlers Nuggett 512U, Zachary Butler, Tennessee, Sire: BCFG Butlers Full Throttle; 3. RLKL RL Kelly Fortune, Trevor Groth, Iowa, Sire: JBOB Carolina Fortune 2564JE
Class 8.2 March 10-16, 2008
1. JDPD Black Carat 214 U, Kolby Perry, Texas, Sire: RTRM Headline; 2. DMC Emma 105U2, Rasha Martin, Arkansas, Sire: DMC Ranger 50R3; 3. RID R MS Reckless Raven 821U, Carrie Tilghman, Kentucky, Sire: RID R Collateral 2R Class 8.3 March 1-8, 2008
1. JDPD Essence 164U, Amanda Hennings, Iowa, Sire: RTRM Headline; 2. DCSF Post Rock Ellie 100U2, Quentin Clark, Kansas, Sire: DMRS Sarge 635S; 3. DTKF Cha Cha 027U, Kassidy Formanek, Iowa, Sire: XXB Titus 880K Champion: DTKF Faith’s Emotion 116U ET, Kassidy Formanek, Clutier, Iowa, Sire: RAW Mississippi Gambler Reserve: JDPD Black Carat 214 U, Kolby Perry, Conroe, Texas, Sire: RTRM Headline Champion Bred and Owned: SYD Penny’s Peso 8004U, Sydney Wilkinson, Model, Colo., Sire: SYD Stampede 6122S ET Reserve Champion Bred and Owned: BCFG Butlers Nuggett 512U, Zachary Butler, Milton, Tenn., Sire: BCFG Butlers Full Throttle
Gelbvieh Intermediate Yearling Reserve and Reserve B/O GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ultrabright Emily Griffiths, Indiana Sire: GGGE 3G Rio Bravo 564R
Winter Yearling Class 9.1 February 24-29, 2008
1. CIRS 9RU, Kaycie Shearer, Kansas, Sire: EGL Fosters LO17 ET; 2. ABLT Unbound, Tanner Aherin, Kansas, Sire: TAU Bennet Landmark 135P ET; 3. WTSH Hilltops Ursala, Ashley Zylstra, Iowa, ELK CK Crazy Horse 138P
Gelbvieh Spring Yearling Champion DTKF Faith’s Emotion 116U ET Kassidy Formanek, Iowa Sire: RAW Mississippi Gambler
Class 9.2 February 15-21, 2008
1. PLSN Roselyn, Nicole Welke, Wisconsin, Sire: JDPD Rolex 151M; 2. GHGF Tosheba 35U1 ET, Garrett Teeter, North Carolina, Sire: KLBF Blackjack 352G ET; 3. MFFS Tumbleweed, Kirk Moser, Iowa, Sire: PJM TSR Fortune 6010S Class 9.3 February 8-14, 2008
1. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ursula 837U, Emily Griffiths, Indiana, Sire: GGGE 3G Space Cowboy; 2. MDAV U9, Matthew Continued on page17
Gelbvieh Spring Yearling Reserve JDPD Black Carat 214 U Kolby Perry, Texas Sire: RTRM Headline
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News news Association Update
Gelbvieh…There’s an app for that
$ The cell phone companies are constantly coming up with new applications to use with their phones – have you ever considered what apps the AGA offers? Attend the 2010 National Gelbvieh Convention and learn about the Gelbvieh
apps. You may not be able to download the Gelbvieh apps on your cell phone, however our apps are guaranteed to of value to anyone in the Gelbvieh breed. Start making plans now to attend the National Western Stock Show and the AGA Convention in Denver, Colo., January 5-12. Watch your mailboxes and future issues of the Gelbvieh World for more information about the convention and the Gelbvieh apps. You won’t want to miss this year’s Stock Show and National Gelbvieh Convention! Special thanks to Seth Arp, Arlington, Wis., for his creativity in coming up with the slogan, Gelbvieh…There’s an app for that. The idea for this year’s National Convention theme came from Seth’s poster, which placed seventh in the AGJA Junior Classic Poster Contest and used this slogan and a cell phone with Gelbvieh apps.
Foundation Sculpture Auction Be one of the first owners of the special American Gelbvieh Foundation Cowboy Hat Sculpture at the 2010 American
Gelbvieh Association National Convention. Pieces one through ten will be auctioned off to the highest bidder at the AGA Social on the evening of Saturday, January 9. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a piece of Gelbvieh history. For more information contact the AGA at 303-465-2333 or email email@example.com.
Gelbvieh National Sale and Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity Please take note of the following deadlines to complete the parent verification process for all National Sale and Bull Futurity animals. A resolution to any parent discrepancies cannot be guaranteed prior to the National Sale and Futurity dates if DNA samples are received in the lab later than November 5. • October 15, 2009 – Deadline for requesting DNA Test Kits from the AGA office • November 5, 2009 – Deadline for submitting samples and DNA Test Kit paperwork to Igenity lab
2010 National Western Stock Show and AGA Convention Schedule (Tentative) Tuesday, January 5 8:00 a.m. Thursday, January 7 11:00 a.m. – Noon Noon – 4:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 pm 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 pm Friday, January 8 8:00 a.m. Meeting Room 1 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Meeting Room 2 3:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. Meeting Room 3 5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Saturday, January 9 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
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Cattle begin arriving AGA Executive Committee AGA Board of Directors Meeting Cattle in place on the Hill & in the Yards National Sale Committee Meeting National Show Committee Meeting Process & Check-In Yard Cattle followed by Hill Cattle Free Morning to go to National Western Finance Committee Meeting Rules & Bylaws Committee Meeting Foundation Committee Meeting GPP, Inc. Annual Shareholders Meeting and Board Meeting Marketing & Member Education Committee Meeting Bull Futurity Board & Committee Meeting Free morning to go to National Western Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity at Stockyard Arena
12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. 1:45 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. 7:30 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. Sunday, January 10 5:30 a.m. – 7:30 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. 5 or 6:00 p.m. Monday, January 11 7:00 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 12 10:00 a.m. 7:00 a.m.
Lunch at the Hotel with Keynote Speaker Productivity Committee Meeting Annual Meeting AGA Board Meeting to elect officers & photo AGA Social & Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity Introduce New AGA Officers, Out-going Board Recognition Hall of Fame & Member of the Year Presentation AGJA Haglund Heifer Tickets Sale Foundation Sculpture Auction AGA Board Meeting National Pen Bull Show Lunch in the Yards Junior Show Parade of National Sale Cattle – (webcast) National Gelbvieh Sale – Beef Palace Arena Breeder’s Choice Futurity Board Meeting National Gelbvieh and Balancer Show Recognize Ring of Gold, Premier Breeder & Exhibitor Begin Release of Gelbvieh & Balancer Hill Cattle All Hill Cattle Out Begin Release of Yard Cattle – All out by 4:00 p.m.
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Davidson, South Carolina, Sire: MDAV G196’S Reflection ET; 3. GALG 62U3, Braxton Oldenburg, Oklahoma, Sire: GALG Kevlar 18R3 Class 9.4 February 1-6, 2008
1. JDPD Rumor Had It 407U, Tahanee Embry, Texas, Sire: RTRM Headline; 2. RACA Ms Red Maple 812U, Collin Berkley, Kansas, Sire: MLH Goldrush Retail Gold; 3. BDCG Ms Right 202U, Seth Beying, Kansas, Sire: RID R Collateral 2R Class 10.1 January 22-31, 2008
1. KKKG Unforgettable 225U ET, Emily Knapp, Kansas, Sire: BTI Extra 2106K ET; 2. RID R Ms Lee Ann 801U, Ariana De La Garza, Colorado, Sire: RID R Collateral 2R; 3. DTKF Faith’s Phoenix 112U ET, Josh Mattison, Minnesota, Sire: JRI Fully Exposes 270N83
Class 10.2 January 1-13, 2008
1. GRU Ms Complete 817U, Grace Hammer, Kansas, Sire: GATZ Complete Package 8L ET; 2. RTRT Darci 189U, Michael Rea, Colorado, Sire: RID R Collateral 2R; 3. CIBS Janise 8960U, Janelle Hayek, Iowa, Sire: MSH Flying H MSH Full Season Champion: JDPD Rumor Had It 407U, Tahanee Embry, Priddy, Texas, Sire: RTRM Headline Reserve: GRU Ms Complete 817U, Grace Hammer, Wallace, Kan., Sire: GATZ Complete Package 8L ET Champion Bred and Owned: GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ursula 837U, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., Sire: GGGE 3G Space Cowboy Reserve Bred and Owned: CIRS 9RU, Kaycie Shearer, Canton, Kan., Sire: EGL Fosters LO17 ET Continued on page 18
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Senior Female Class 11.1 December 1-31, 2007
1. MTRE Freedoms Belle 743T, Emily Wallace, Indiana, Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET; 2. KTLN Miss Noel, Katlynn Sullivan, Alabama, Sire: FHG VVFG Flying H Exclusive; 3. CIRS 81NT, Carrie Tilghman, Kentucky, Sire: EGL Fosters LO17 ET Class 11.2 November 1-30, 2007 Gelbvieh Winter Reserve B/O CIRS 9RU Kaycie Shearer, Kansas Sire: EGL Fosters LO17 ET
1. JDPD Nikkie 06T1 ET, Dylan Enyart, Oklahoma, Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET; 2. TGV T BAR S Bubbly 20T, Grace Vehige, Missouri, Sire: JLAB Vanity Fair’s Playboy; 3. BCFG Butlers Lisa 533T ET, Kale Kendrick, Missouri, Sire: BCFG Butlers Ole Hickory 359 Class 11.3 October 1-31, 2007
1. EBY Miss Western 7319T, Chandler Ladner, Kansas, Sire: JRI Great Western 254N68 ET; 2. DMC Black Mercedes 037T4, Rasha Martin, Arkansas, Sire: DMC Ranger 50R3; 3. HHF T55, Austin Teeter, North Carolina, Sire: CTR Highlight 066K
Gelbvieh Senior Female Champion EBY Miss Western 7319T Chandler Ladner, Kansas Sire: JRI Great Western 254N68 ET
Gelbvieh Senior Female Reserve JDPD Nikkie 06T1 ET Dylan Enyart, Oklahoma Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET
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Champion: EBY Miss Western 7319T, Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan., Sire: JRI Great Western 254N68 ET Reserve: JDPD Nikkie 06T1 ET, Dylan Enyart, Vinita, Okla., Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET
Gelbvieh Cow/Calf Champion JRI MS Freedom 140M6 Matthew Davidson, South Carolina Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET
Cow-Calf Class 12 January 1-June 9, 2007
1. JRSL Capstone’s Trixie, Lydia Russell, Wisconsin, Sire: KIT Urlacher M28 ET; 2. OLDG Ms Amy 24T3, Brandon Oldenburg, Oklahoma, Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET; 3. SVVG Divine, Sam Reibel, Minnesota, Sire: JRI Top Secret 253M75 ET Class 13 Cows born in 2006
1. LJS May, Clayton Ruter, Illinois, Sire: JBOB Carolina 5514P; 2. GHGF Copper Lady 650S, Justin Teeter, North Carolina, Sire: JCGR Bar GT Louie 2J; 3. JEMG S79 ET, Ashley Zylstra, Iowa, Sire: RAW Mississippi Gambler Class 14 Cows born in 2005 or older
1. JRI Ms Freedom 140M6, Matthew Davidson, South Carolina, Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET; 2. SVVG Maddie, Jackson Reibel, Minnesota, Sire: BTI Red Alert 2077K; 3. SARP Venus ET, Seth Arp, Wisconsin, Sire: NORD Nagurski M142J Champion: JRI MS Freedom 140M6, Matthew Davidson, Duncan, S.C., Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET Reserve: LJS May, Clayton Ruter, Shannon, Ill., Sire: JBOB Carolina 5514P Champion Bred and Owned: SARP Venus ET, Seth Arp, Arlington, Wis., Sire: Nord Nagurski M142J Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female JDPD Rumor Had It 407U, Tahanee Embry,
Gelbvieh Cow/Calf Reserve LJS May Clayton Ruter, Illinois Sire: JBOB Carolina 5514P
Texas, Sire: RTRM Headline Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female GRU Ms Complete 817U, Grace Hammer, Kansas, Sire: GATZ Complete Package 8L ET Grand Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Female GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ursula 837U, Emily Griffiths, Indiana, Sire: GGGE 3G Space Cowboy Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Female BVLK U121, Britney Volek, South Dakota, Sire: ELK CK Crazy Horse 138P
Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Bulls Class 15.1 April 1-30, 2009
1. JRIN Mr Foxtrot 9347W, Justin Ringkob, South Dakota, Sire: LLJ Foxtrot R517 Class 15.2 March 1-31, 2009
1. EMMA Full Expressn, Emma McDonald, Missouri, Sire: DRJ Full Exposure; 2. SAJM Willows Wright Won, Sara Mowry, Michigan, Sire: GGGE 3G Rio Bravo 564R; 3. RSSL Capstone’s Wingman, Lydia Russell, Wisconsin, Sire: GKT Boo Boo 155E
Mowry, Michigan, Sire: GGGE 3G Space Cowboy Grand Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Bull GGGE 3G Warpaint 913W, Emily Griffiths, Indiana, Sire: RID R Collateral 2R. Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Bull SKLS James 17U, Ashley Skeels, Texas, Sire: JHG Premonition 662S ET
Balancer Female Show Junior Heifer Calf Class 101 March 1-April 30, 2009
1. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wit 950W, Emily Griffiths, Indiana, Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors; 2. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wisdom 951W, Emily Griffiths, Indiana, Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors; 3. KLJA Daddy’s Lil Girl, Amanda Kriegh, Minnesota, Sire: LJSA Mack Daddy 635S
Gelbvieh Cow/Calf Champion B/O SARP Venus ET Seth Arp, Wisconsin Sire: Nord Nagurski M142J
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Class 15.3 January 1-February 28, 2009
1. GGGE 3G Warpaint 913W, Emily Griffiths, Indiana, Sire: RID R Collateral 2R; 2. BNC Mr Astro, Nikki Hojer, South Dakota, Sire: JDPD Astro 407S; 3. MDAV W1, Matthew Davidson, South Carolina, Sire: R Collateral 2R Class 16 June 1-December 31, 2008
1. SKLS James 17U, Ashley Skeels, Texas, Sire: JHG Premonition 662S ET; 2. CIRS CIRS 278U2, John Shearer, Kansas, Sire: Fosters L017 ET; 3. ALFG Sugar Creek Spartan, Andrew Lindgren, Illinois, Sire: ALFG Sugar Creek Energizer Class 17 January 15-May 31, 2008
1. CIRS Direct Current, Kaycie Shearer, Kansas, Sire: EGL Fosters LO17 ET; 2. SAJM Willowe Unsweetened, Sara Gelbvieh World | 19
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Class 102 January 1-February 28, 2009
1. TAU Miss Ontario 907W, Justin Taubenheim, Nebraska, Sire: Bon View New Design 1407; 2. PJM TSR Focuses 9013W, Luke Rogers, Iowa, Sire: Mytty In Focus; 3. LJMC Tenderness 9002W, Courtney Larson, Kansas, Sire: EGL Tenderloin N407
Balancer Junior Heifer Calf Champion / Champion B/O GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wit 950W Emily Griffiths, Indiana Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors
Champion Division and Bred and Owned: GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wit 950W, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors Reserve Division and Bred and Owned: GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wisdom 951W, Emily Griffith, Kendalville, Ind., Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors
Senior Heifer Calf Class 103 November 1-December 31, 2008
1. BNC Miss Hojer U902, Nikki Hojer, South Dakota, Sire: LJC LJC Mission Statement P2; 2. KDV T BAR S Malibu 605U, Kyle Vehige, Missouri, Sire: LONK LONK Friar 544R; 3. JTV Sarah 603U, Justin Vehige, Missouri, Sire: LONK LONK Friar 544R Class 104 September 1-October 31, 2008
Balancer Junior Heifer Calf Reserve / Reserve B/O GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wisdom 951W Emily Griffith, Indiana Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors
Balancer Senior Heifer Calf Champion VER Miss Georgia 916U Ashley Skeels, Texas Sire: B C Matrix 4132
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1. VER Miss Georgia 916U, Ashley Skeels, Texas, Sire: B C Matrix 4132; 2. DMC Martins Lillian, Rasha Martin, Arkansas, Sire: Dr J Analyst M250; 3. HFGC Miss Audrie 125U37 ET, Colton Spencer, Missouri, Sire: BUF BFCK Cherokee CNYN 4912
Balancer Senior Heifer Calf Reserve / Champion B/O DMC Martins Lillian Rasha Martin, Arkansas Sire: Dr J Analyst M250
Champion: VER Miss Georgia 916U, Ashley Skeels, Boerne, Texas, Sire: B C Matrix 4132 Reserve Division and Champion Bred and Owned: DMC Martins Lillian, Rasha Martin, Judsonia, Ark., Sire: Dr J Analyst M250 Reserve Champion Bred and Owned: KDV T BAR S Malibu 605U, Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo., Sire: Lonk Lonk Friar 544R
Intermediate Yearling Class 105 June 1-August 31, 2008
1. JCGR BAR GT Lee Ann 519U ET, Grant Powell, Missouri, Sire: RID R Collateral 2R; 2. TGV T BAR S Love Story 700U, Grace Vehige, Missouri, Sire: TGV T BAR S Free Style 15L; 3. TGV T BAR S Mascara 701U, Lucas Waters, Tennessee, Sire: TGV T BAR S Free Style 15L Class 106 May 1-31, 2008
1. RTRT Kassie U52 ET, Rylee Owen, Texas, Sire: RTRT Solution; 2. CTR Black Jackie 8327U, Meredith Clark, Kansas, Sire: Connealy Industry 5634; 3. PCCI Ms Rum N Coke 8293U, Hillary Schlake, Nebraska, Sire: DJS Rum-N-Coke 107R Champion: RTRT Kassie U52 ET, Rylee Owen, Mason, Texas, Sire: TRTR Solution Reserve Champion: CTR Black Jackie 8327U, Meredith Clark, Barnard, Kan., Sire: Connealy Industry 5634
Balancer Senior Heifer Calf Reserve B/O KDV T BAR S Malibu 605U Kyle Vehige, Missouri Sire: Lonk Lonk Friar 544R
Class 107 April 1-30, 2008
February 19-29, 2008
1. ARPS Unprecedented, Seth Arp, Wisconsin, Sire: Connealy Case Randy 3854; 2. SVVG Gloria, Jackson Reibel, Minnesota, Sire: TC Grid Topper 355; 3. PCCI Ms Apache 8104U, Justin Ringkob, South Dakota, Sire: JBOB Apache Warrior GC ET
1. BCFG BUTLERS Carefree 534U ET, Zachary Butler, Tennessee, Sire: Lemmon Newsline C804; 2. BCFG BUTLERS Maxine 359U, Zachary Butler, Tennessee, Sire: SCC Maxâ€™s R101; 3. BAG Miss Unquestionable 35U, Michael Ring, Illinois, Sire: H S A F Bando 1961
Class 108.1 March 15-31, 2008
February 8-15, 2008
1. JCGR BAR GT Ms Ruckus 323U, Grant Powell, Missouri, Sire: JCGR BAR GT RJ 400R; 2. DCJ Ms Hallmark 832U, Kacie Jurgens, Nebraska, Sire: BR Midland; 3. BCFG BUTLERS Carefree II ET, Andrew Lindgren, Illinois, Sire: Lemmon Newsline C804 Class 108.2 March 1-10, 2008
1. HHF U10, Justin Teeter, North Carolina, Sire: Triple J Design of Foxcr; 2. EBY ATLAS 13HP 343S 8078U, Carrie Tilghman, Kentucky, Sire: Mytty In Focus; 3. GRU Ms Total 850U, Chisum Grund, Wallace, Kansas, Sire: TC Total 410 Champion: JCGR Bar GT MS Ruckus 323U, Grant Powell, Palmyra, Mo., Sire: JCGR Bar GT RJ 400R Reserve: ARPS Unprecedented, Seth Arp, Arlington, Wis., Sire: Connealy Case Ready 3854 Champion Bred and Owned: MWGV Ulu 884U, Mark Welle, Milford, Iowa, Sire: HHF Polled Panama Y60 ET
1. STRM Persuasion 173U ET, Bailey Beckman, Iowa, Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET; 2. TAU Ms Crossover 879U, Sydney Taubenheim, Nebraska; 3. BDCG Mary Lou 19U1, Cole Buffo, Kansas, Sire: Morgans Direction 111 99
Balancer Spring Yearling Champion JCGR Bar GT MS Ruckus 323U Grant Powell, Missouri Sire: JCGR Bar GT RJ 400R
Class 109.3 February 1-6, 2008
1. STRM Romance 171U ET, Julianna Kruse, Iowa, Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET; 2. XXB Hypnotiq, Taylor Lueking, Nebraska, Sire: XXB Ludacris 039S ET; 3. RID R Raven Collateral 810U, Ariana De La Garza, Colorado, Sire: RID R Collateral 2R Class 110.1 January 20-31, 2008
1. ACKG Kate 1U, Casey Martin, Illinois, Sire: Connealy Danny Boy; 2. DCJ Ms Clear Water 802U, Kaisha Jurgens, Nebraska, Sire: Plainview Lutton E102; 3. TNTF Ms Extra Exposure 881U, Janelle Hayek, Iowa, Sire: JRI Extra Exposure 285L71ET
Balancer Spring Yearling Reserve ARPS Unprecedented Seth Arp, Wisconsin Sire: Connealy Case Ready 3854
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Balancer Intermediate Yearling Champion RTRT Kassie U52 ET Rylee Owen, Texas Sire: TRTR Solution
Balancer Intermediate Yearling Reserve CTR Black Jackie 8327U Meredith Clark, Kansas Sire: Connealy Industry 5634
Balancer Spring Yearling Champion B/O MWGV Ulu 884U Mark Welle, Iowa Sire: HHF Polled Panama Y60 ET
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Class 110.2 January 1-19
1. TMMW Krugers Blackbird 8298U, Tiana Garcia, Colorado, Sire: TAU Mr Krugerrand 70M 130P; 2. PMG Uma 802U ET, Tricia Goes, Nebraska, Sire: C A Future Direction 532; 3. BCFG Butlers Ms Scarlet507UET, Andrew Lindgren, Illinois, Sire: BUF BFCK Cherokee CNYN 4912
Balancer Winter Yearling Reserve STRM Romance 171U ET Julianna Kruse, Iowa Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET
Champion Division and Champion Bred and Owned: BCFG Butlers Carefree 534U ET, Zachary Butler, Milton, Tenn., Sire: Lemmon Newsline C804 Reserve: STRM Romance 171U ET, Julianna Kruse, Murray, Iowa, Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET Reserve Bred and Owned: BCFG Butlers Maxine 359U, Zachary Butler, Milton, Tenn., Sire: SCC Max’s R101
Senior Female Class 111 June 10-December 31, 2007
1. EBY Miss Western 7297T, Chandler Ladner, Kansas, Sire: JRI Great Western 254N68ET; 2. VER Lee Ann 847T ET, Nate Munger, South Dakota, Sire: B C Marathon 7022; 3. HFGC Miss Lina 10T43, Courtney Spencer, Missouri, Sire: Connealy Lead On Balancer Winter Yearling Reserve B/O BCFG Butlers Maxine 359U Zachary Butler, Tennessee Sire: SCC Max’s R101 (Pictured with the heifer is Ethan Butler)
Champion: EBY Miss Western 7297T, Chandler Ladner, Argonia, Kan., Sire: JRI Great Western 254N68ET Reserve: VER Lee Ann 847T ET, Nate Munger, Highmore, S.D., Sire: B C Marathon 7022
Balancer Senior Female Champion EBY Miss Western 7297T Chandler Ladner, Kansas Sire: JRI Great Western 254N68ET
Balancer Senior Female Reserve VER Lee Ann 847T ET Nate Munger, South Dakota Sire: B C Marathon 7022
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Cow-Calf Class 112 January 1-June 9, 2007
1. BNC Miss Hojer T723, Nikki Hojer, South Dakota, Sire: BUF BFCK Cherokee CNYN 4912; 2. BCFG Ravishing Ruby 502T1 ET, Britney Volek, South Dakota, Sire: BUF BFCK Cherokee CNYN 4912; 3. CPGG Ms Prairie Tesla, Emily Cameron, Iowa, Sire: Mytty In Focus Class 113 Cows born in 2006
1. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Star, Emily Griffiths, Indiana, Sire: JRI Extra Exposure 285L71 ET Class 114 Cows born in 2005 or older
1. SFIG Athena 4248P, Madison Schafer, Minnesota, C A Future Direction 532; 2. MSH Miss Full Season, Kohl Moser, Iowa, MSH Flying H MSH Full Season Champion Division and Champion Bred and Owned: GGGE 3G Cowgirl Star, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., Sire: JRI Extra Exposure 285L71 ET Reserve: BNC Miss Hojer T723, Nikki Hojer, Lake Preston, S.D., Sire: BUF BFCK Cherokee Cnyn 4912 Grand Champion Balancer Female and Grand Champion Bred and Owned Balancer Female, GGGE 3G Cowgirl Star, Emily Griffiths, Indiana, Sire: JRI Extra Exposure 285L71ET Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Female and Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Balancer Female BCFG Butlers Carefree 534U ET, Zachary Butler, Tennessee, Sire: Lemmon Newsline C804
Balancer Cow/Calf Reserve BNC Miss Hojer T723 Nikki Hojer, South Dakota Sire: BUF BFCK Cherokee Cnyn 4912
Bred & Owned Balancer Bulls Class 115.1 March 1-31, 2009
1. SYD Boondocks Quid 9106W, Sydney Wilkinson, Colorado, Sire: Connealy Whitman; 2. EPGG Mr Grove Webster, Emily Cameron, Iowa, Sire: GDW BLK Master; 3. WAAB Wildfire, Amy Mowry, Michigan, Sire: GGGE 3G Santa Fe Class 115.2 January 20-February 28, 2009
1. RSSL Capstone’s Woody, Anita Russell, Wisconsin, Sire: TC Grid Topper 355; 2. KBD Mr Pius 76W, Brian Krajewski, Nebraska, Sire: Mytty in Focus; 3. SEH Mr Headline, Sarah Hixson, Missouri, Sire: RTRM Headline Class 116 June 1-December 31, 2008
1. GGGE 3G Uganda 895U, Emily Griffiths, Indiana, Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors Class 117 January 15-May 31, 2008
1. DCJ Big Business 806U, Kaisha Jurgens, Nebraska, Sire: BR Midland Grand Champion Bred and Owned Balancer Bull GGGE 3G Uganda 895U, Emily Griffiths, Indiana, Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors Reserve Grand Champion Bred and Owned Balancer Bull SYD Boondocks Quid 9106W, Sydney Wilkinson, Colorado, Sire: Connealy Whitman
Champion Balancer Group of Three Females Indiana
Market Steers Class 150.1 Weighing less than 1200
1. ABL 5U, Dustin Aherin, Kansas, 1168 lbs.; 2. Marvin, Mitch Garcia, Colorado, 1154 lbs.; 3. Frank the Tank, Tanner Taubenheim, Nebraska, 1190 lbs. Class 150.2 Weighing 1200-1249
1. Champ 84028, Chisum Grund, Kansas, 1239 lbs.; 2. Evan Almighty, Grady Hammer, Kansas, 1236 lbs.; 3. ROC ROC 870, Chase Tabor, Kansas, 1201 lbs. Class 150.3 Weighing 1250-1300
1. LJ, Gracer Hammer, Kansas, 1254 lbs.; 2. LWLH Fred Flinstone LWLH7U, Amanda Hennings, Iowa, 1254 lbs.; 3. KRT Lazy TV Season U477, Jana Thorstenson, South Dakota, 1252 lbs.
Champion Group of Three Steers Kansas
Class 150.4 Weighing 1301-1400
1. BAG Mr Stout 326U, Jared Ruter, Kansas, 1302 lbs.; 2. Jordy 84030, Callahan Grund, Kansas, 1356 lbs.; 3. Usher, Lydia Russell, Wisconsin, 1329 lbs. Class 150.5 Weighing 1401-1500
1. Emmit, Kacie Jurgens, Nebraska, 1416 lbs.; 2. MWGV U B 802U, Mark Welle, Iowa, 1465 lbs. Grand Champion Market Steer LJ, Grace Hammer, Kansas, 1254 lbs.; Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer BAG Mr Stout 326U, Jared Ruter, Kansas, 1302 lbs.
Reserve Balancer Group of Three Females Iowa
Champion Gelbvieh Group of Three Females Texas
Reserve Gelbvieh Group of Three Females Kansas
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Junior Feature junior feature
Paying it forward in the AGJA
Kyle and Keaton Kendrick believe in paying it forward to help a new family get started in the AGJA. Pictured in this photo is Keaton Kendrick; the Powell family: Michael, Karen, younger brother Carter, and Grant; and Kyle Kendrick.
By Mark Parker
The Kendrick’s helped Grant Powell exhibit in his first AGJA Eastern Regional Show. Pictured with Grant and his Reserve Champion Balancer Female is Carter Powell and Kyle, Kale, and Keaton Kendrick.
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here’s a spirit sparkling in the American Gelbvieh Junior Association that goes beyond the sheen of show cattle and the glitter of gold trophies. Headlines would plainly tell you that 12-year old Grant Powell of Palmyra, Mo., did exceptionally well at the AGJA Pride of the Heartland Classic—Rookie of the Year, Champion Jr. Showman, Reserve Champion Spring Balancer Heifer and more. But it’s not the whole story. Talented as he obviously is, Grant would be the very first to say that he stood on the shoulders of some very unselfish friends. “Kyle and Keaton Kendrick—they taught me just about everything I know about cattle,” Grant asserts. “They encouraged me, they pushed me to do better and they made me believe.” With a “pay it forward” attitude, twin brothers Kyle and Keaton Kendrick are closing out their junior careers by helping
those who are just getting started. Seniors at the University of Missouri, the sons of Joe and Patti Kendrick are both AGJA directors with Kyle serving as board president and Keaton as secretary. When Grant, the son of Michael and Karen Powell, decided he wanted to show cattle, the Powells went to the Kendricks for help and advice from people who had been there. “When Kyle and I got involved with junior Gelbvieh, we found a fantastic resource of people who would answer our questions and help us out,” Keaton says. “We were in (Grant’s) position once and we wanted to give something back. I guess that’s one of the biggest things we’ve gotten out of 10 years involvement with AGJA. Helping other kids be the best that they can be is a major part of what it’s all about.” The Kendrick family took the Powell family with them to Denver last January where the Powells met Grant Thayer of Jumping Cow Gelbvieh. With his help, and that of the Kendricks, Grant Powell selected the heifers that would ultimately take him to honors at nationals.
“Kyle and Keaton Kendrick—they taught me just about everything I know about cattle,” Grant asserts. “They encouraged me, they pushed me to do better and they made me believe.” Back at the Kendrick family farm near Palmyra, where the heifers were developed, Grant was a welcome guest, staying for days at a time and learning, learning, learning. “They were patient with me,” Grant says. “They didn’t just want me to lead a heifer into the ring, they wanted me to know all about showing and fitting and taking good care of cattle. They’re really good at it and I felt like it was a privilege to learn from them. And it wasn’t just Kyle and Keaton. Their brother, Kale, and Mr. and Mrs. Kendrick, too—they were all great.” Grant, who was already a successful sheep showman, obviously had the ability to learn from his mentors but it didn’t just happen without effort. “He worked hard,” Keaton explains. “It’s a pleasure to work with someone who’s that enthusiastic. And, he was a big help to us, too. We have a family farm. We have a herd of Gelbvieh cows to produce bulls and heifers for commercial cattlemen but we also have hogs and row crops. It gets pretty busy and Grant was willing to pitch in. He was already a good kid from a really good family but I hope we were able to teach him a few things.” Michael and Karen Powell’s pride in their son is only exceeded by their gratitude to the Kendrick family and the much larger family of Gelbvieh enthusiasts. “Without the Kendricks, this just wouldn’t have been possible,” Karen says. “They’ve been incredibly generous with their time and we owe them so much. This has been a great experience for us all. We loved the family atmosphere at the national show. We’re a pretty traditional farm family with old-fashioned values and this involvement with showing Gelbvieh cattle fits right in.” You’d have a tough time convincing Grant Powell that Gelbvieh isn’t the very best cattle breed going. And it would be even harder to shake his belief that the breed also has the very best junior association in the nation. “It felt like everybody wanted everybody else to do well,” Grant says. “If you’ve got a question, people will answer it. They’ll help you all they can and it seems like all the members of AGJA are friends. If you win, you’re still friends. If you lose, you’re still
friends. It all comes out good.” Although hauling home several awards felt awful good to Grant, he’s pretty philosophic for a 12-year old. Winning, he says, is great but it’s not the best part. Being involved with good people, the young
showman believes, is the real pay-off. People like Kyle and Keaton Kendrick and people like the numerous AGJA members and their families who unselfishly share and promote the Gelbvieh experience.
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Fullbloods, High Percentage Polled Gelbvieh • Polled Hereford
Merle E. Lewis
James L. Lewis
RR1 Box 1360 • Springville, IN 47462
Arizona The Prosser Family
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Bulls & Heifers
Black & Purebred Gelbvieh
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Paulsen Cattle Co.
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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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Jeff & Janelle Pritchard
50476 817th Road Spalding, NE 68665
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The Warner Family • Monte & Kristie • Dan & Kate • Darren & Amy
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Mike & Renee
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6700 County Rd. 19 S. Minot, ND 58701 (701) 624-2051 (H) (701) 720-8823 (C)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Walter & Lee Teeter 1380 French Belk Rd. • Mt. Ulla, NC 28125 (704) 664-5784
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Steven A. Munger 605/229-2802 (office) 605/226-1537 (home) 605/229-2835 (fax)
High Quality, Black and Polled Piedmont, South Dakota
Jarius & Rhonda Garner
P.O. Box 1642 • 4180 Hwy 705N Robbins, NC 27325 Registered Gelbvieh Phone: 910.464.1290 Fax: 910.464.1291 E-mail: email@example.com
S. Dakota N. Dakota
Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch Registered Gelbvieh Cattle Bulls • Heifers • Embryos • Semen
Chimney Butte Ranch Doug and Carol Hille 701/445-7383
3320 51st St., Mandan, ND 58554
firstname.lastname@example.org www.chimneybutteranch.com Annual Production Sale 1st Friday in March
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G Gelbvieh elbvieh R Ranch anch 43968 208th Street Lake Preston, SD 57249 605/847-4155 605/860-1326 Alan & Pam Blake, Nikki, Christian
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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
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Selby, South Dakota Annual Bull Sale 1st Saturday in March Ken & Jo Vaughn & Wendy 605-649-7304 605-649-6262
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Kris, Dawn and Laren Nelson 21200 Watson Road East Creston, WA 99117
509-636-2343 121A Lavender Dr. Max Meadows, VA 24360
Purebred Gelbvieh & Balancers®–all Black, all Polled
Circle M Farms
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“Quality Gelbvieh Genetics”
Dr. & Mrs.T Marshall Hahn Owners
Tracey Redifer Manager
2246 Lusters Gate Road • Blacksburg, VA 24060
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Taking Black & Polled to a New Level
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QUALITY POLLED GELBVIEH Red House, VA 23963 Office (434) 376-3567 James D. Bennett Paul S. Bennett Jim G. Bennett Brian R. Bennett
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Reference reference Top Sellers in the Breed The following animals earned top seller status by selling for more than $10,000. The information is taken from sale reports published in the Gelbvieh World between August 2008 and July 2009. *We apologize to White Bros Gelbvieh for missing their bull on the initial Top Seller list printed in the July Gelbvieh World.
BEA Back Track 801U ET $25,000 for half-semen interest Seller: Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch, S.D. Buyers: Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Colo.; Circle S Ranch, Kan.; Sandy Knoll Farm, Kan.; Bar T Bar Ranch, Ariz.; Leonhardt Cattle Company, S.D.; and Triple K Gelbvieh, Kan. Sale: National Western Stock Show Gelbvieh and Balancer Sale, Denver, Colo. JBOB Carolina Fortune 2564J ET $20,950 for 20 percent semen interest. Seller: Seedstock Plus and J-Bob Farms, Mo. Buyers: Chris Zumbrunnen, Mo.; Brandywine Farm, Minn.; Steffensen J5 Cattle Company, Mo.; and Jeff Swanson, Neb. Sale: Seedstock Plus Female Showcase III, Lathrop, Mo. RBMS Just Right 122P ET $17,500 for full possession and 50 percent semen interest Seller: Simmons Cattle Company and AB Farms, Mo. Buyers: Schafer Farms Inc., Minn.; Burbank Cattle Company, Mo.; and Rumfelt Gelbvieh, Mo.
Sale: Seedstock Plus Female Showcase III, Lathrop, Mo. GDW Blk Krugers Goldman 8166U* $12,500 for full possession Seller: White Bros Gelbvieh, Kan. Buyers: Wilkinson Gelbvieh, Colo. and South Texas Gelbvieh, Texas Sale: Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull & Female Sale, Joplin, Mo. DVE Davidson John Boy 134U $11,500 for full possession Seller: Davidson Gelbvieh, Saskatchewan Buyer: Rafter R Gelbvieh, Carl Reiste, Iowa Sale: Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 24th Anniversary Bull Sale, Swift Current, Saskatchewan JRI Secret Service 270U85 $11,000 for full possession Seller: Judd Ranch, Kan. Buyer: Beatty Farms, Mo. Sale: Judd Ranch 31st Gelbvieh, Balancer & Red Angus Bull Sale, Pomona, Kan. GSBR 51U $10,500 for full possession Seller: Brown Gelbvieh Ranch, N.D. Buyer: Double C Ranch, Minn. Sale: North Dakota Golden Rule Sale, Mandan, N.D. EBY Western Hauler 028S $10,200 for full possession and half semen interest Seller: Eby Cattle Company, Kan.
Bluegrass Gelbvieh Sale The 10th edition of the Bluegrass Gelbvieh Sale marked a milestone of success for the consignors and the Gelbvieh breed. This sale continues to be an outstanding source for quality Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics. Topping the sale at $3,400 was Lot 21/21A, a three in one package consigned by Little Bull Farms. This outstanding daughter of Echomax sold bred to Dakota, the 2009 NWSS Futurity Bull Champion. Her daughter by Gentleman Jack is sure to be a keeper. This fancy pair was picked up by Kendall Kilbourne of East Bernstadt, Ky. Lot 26/26A was snapped up by Bill Braswel, Danville, Ill. Lazy S Gelbiveh 32 | September 2009
Lot 17/17A sold to Bill Braswel.
consigned this powerhouse pair. The Polled Gizmo daughter sold bred to CTR Highlight. Her bull calf at side is sure to be a future herd sire. Bill Braswel also purchased Lot 17/17A, consigned by Little Bull Farm, for $2,100. This fancy, halter-broke pair was a crowd favorite. This young lady is an
Buyer: Dromgoole’s Heaven, Texas Sale: Iowa Beef Expo Gelbvieh Gold Sale, Des Moines, Iowa DVE Davidson Powerhouse 13U $10,000 for full possession and half semen interest Seller: Davidson Gelbvieh, Saskatchewan Buyer: Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus, S.D. Sale: National Western Stock Show Gelbvieh and Balancer Sale, Denver, Colo.
EGL Tiara T002 ET $17,500 for full possession Seller: Eagle Pass Ranch, S.D. Buyer: Cranview Gelbvieh, N.D. Sale: National Western Stock Show Gelbvieh and Balancer Sale, Denver, Colo. Post Rock Twila 223M2 $18,000 for full possession Seller: Post Rock Cattle Co., Kan. Buyers: Middle Creek Farm, Mont.; and Twin Oak Gelbvieh, Kan. Sale: Post Rock Cowman Kind Bull & Female Sale, Barnard, Kan. XXB Hypnotiq 834U $12,000 for full possession Sellers: Cedar Top Ranch, Neb.; and Boehler Gelbvieh, Neb. Buyers: Backward L Farms, Neb. Sale: Kan-Neb Pick of the Herds Sale, Salina, Kan.
excellent daughter of the Little Bull Farm herd sire, Gentleman Jack. Three lots sold for $2,000. Lot 24/24A was a Black Image female with a Big N Rich bull calf at side consigned by Hickory Hill Farms and sold to Bar None Ranch. Lot 19/19A, a Rolex daughter with a fancy Top Brass heifer at side consigned by Lazy S Gelbvieh sold to Troy Anderson of Campbellsville, Ky. Lot 14 was a feminine Balancer daughter of JBOB Carolina Genemaker consigned by C Cross Cattle Company was top pick for Tim Robinson of Pleasureville, KY. Topping the embryo offering was the Hero/Vivian 110K mating at $475 per egg. Lullaby Ridge Farm of Waynesburg, Ky was the winning bidder on this outstanding genetic package.
Gelbvieh Juniors Elect Board of Directors 2009-2010 AGJA Board of Directors Kyle Kendrick, President (2010) 6590 County Rd. 249, Palmyra, MO 63461 P: 573-735-4243 • C: 573-822-2952 Email: email@example.com Andrew Lindgren, Vice President (2011) 1565 US Hwy. 136, Atlanta, IL 67123 P: 309-392-2054 • C: 309-825-0089 Email: Andrew.firstname.lastname@example.org Katie Sullivan, Vice President of Leadership (2010) 34850 Magnolia Farm Rd., Robertsdale, AL 36567 P: 251-931-3068 Email: email@example.com Keaton Kendrick, Secretary (2010) 6590 County Rd. 249, Palmyra, MO 63461 P: 573-735-4243 • C: 573-822-2951 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Justin Taubeneheim, Treasurer (2010) 19035 Grand Island Rd., Amherst, NE 68812 P: 308-826-5185 Email: email@example.com Seth Arp (2011) N551 Ramsey Rd., Arlington, WI 53911 P: 608-712-1186 Email: Setharp0922@hotmail.com Dustin Aherin (2011) 309 Limestone Rd., Phillipsburg, KS 67661 P: 785-302-1253 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Janelle Hayek (2011) 2814 Hwy. E43, Clutier, IA 52217 P: 319-330-1647 Email: email@example.com Britney Volek (2011) 19920 339th Ave., Highmore, SD 57345 P: 605-870-1008 Email: Britney.Volek@jack.sdstate.edu Nikki Hojer, Ex-Officio H: 43968 208th St., Lake Preston, SD 57249 P: 605-860-8723 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Adult Advisors: Mike & Toni Shrewsbury 1980 SE Wilson Road Lathrop, MO 64465 816-528-3644 email@example.com
2009-2010 AGJA Board of Directors (Front Row): Keaton Kendrick, Missouri, Secretary; Katie Sullivan, Alabama, Vice President of Leadership Development; Andy Lindgren, Illinois, Vice President; Kyle Kendrick, Missouri, President; Nikki Hojer, South Dakota, Ex-Officio; (Back Row) Seth Arp, Wisconsin; Britney Volek, South Dakota; Justin Taubenheim, Nebraska, Treasurer; Janelle Hayek, Iowa; Dustin Aherin, Kansas
The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) elected new directors during its annual meeting held at the 2009 AGJA Pride of the Heartland Classic, July 6-11 in Des Moines, Iowa. The AGJA elected five Board Members to serve twoyear terms on the nine-member team. The AGJA Board of Directors serves the association throughout the year at Gelbvieh shows, sales and events and strives to develop the future of the breed. Newly elected Directors are Seth Arp, son of Steve and Betty Arp, Arlington, Wis.; Dustin Aherin, son of Dennis and Joyce Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kan.; Janelle Hayek, daughter of Barb Hayek and the late Tony Hayek, Clutier, Iowa; and Britney Volek, daughter of Keith and Janice Volek, Highmore, S.D. Andy Lindgren was re-elected to a twoyear term on the Board of Directors. Andy was also elected to serve as Vice President
of the AGJA. Andy is the son of Jim and Diane Lindgren of Atlanta, Ill. Re-elected for a third year as AGJA President was Kyle Kendrick, son of Joe and Patti Kendrick of Palmyra, Mo. Serving in her second year on the Board of Directors, Katie Sullivan was elected to the position of Vice President of Leadership Development. Katie is the daughter of Larry and Marie Sullivan of Robertsdale, Ala. Elected as Secretary was Keaton Kendrick, son of Joe and Patti Kendrick of Palmyra, Mo. Justin Taubenheim, Amherst, Neb., will serve as the AGJA Treasurer. Justin is the son of Mike and Renee Taubenheim. Both Keaton and Justin are serving in their second year of their term on the Board of Directors. Nikki Hojer, daughter of Alan and Pam Hojer of Lake Preston, S.D., will continue on the Board as the Ex-Officio member.
Al & Mary Knapp 18291 158th Street Bonner Springs, KS 66012 913-724-4105 firstname.lastname@example.org Staff Advisor: Dana Stewart 303-465-2333 email@example.com
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Gelbvieh Genetic Trends Provide Favorable Outlook By Susan Willmon, AGA Director of Breed Improvement
The AGA released the July 2009 Sire Summary. Genetic Trends show Gelbvieh moving in the right direction on milk and marbling EPDs.
The new report card of genetic trends for the Gelbvieh breed was recently released from the American Gelbvieh Association and indicates a favorable direction of desired traits. Twice yearly the AGA produces a Sire Summary of updated EPDs, Genetic Trends, and Trait Leaders. The July 2009 report provides a favorable outlook and shows the breed heading in the right direction. To be listed in the Sire Summary, bulls must meet or exceed a minimum EPD accuracy value for weaning weight of .45 to be noted as a Genetic Indicator sire and .65 to be a Progeny Tested sire. Bulls in the top 25 percentile for an EPD have an asterisk (*) designation below the accuracy for that particular EPD. A separate listing of Trait Leaders is also provided for the top bulls meeting accuracy requirements for that EPD. Also included in the sire summary are the breed averages and percentile breakdowns for each of the EPDs. One of the most important pages in the sire summary is the Genetic Trend charts that track the average Gelbvieh EPDs for the past 20 years. These charts give an indication on the direction of the breed. This valuable information helps identify areas in which the breed excels as well as traits to continue to develop.
The trends for the milk EPD shows an area in which the Gelbvieh breed has made significant progress to increase overall milk EPD values. Several years ago we looked at what was a primarily negative genetic trend in milk values since the early 2000s. For a breed that staked its reputation on 34 | September 2009
maternal strength this trend raised some red flags. An awareness campaign that was part of the 2007 National Convention capped off some educational efforts and has resulted in an uptick in the milk trend. We are pleased to announce that now the breed average for milk EPD is at desirably high level for the industry. Calving ease and birth weight are typically at the forefront of our customer’s minds when it comes to bull buying time. As mentioned in the June/July Herd Reference edition article “Developing Superior Genetics – Looking Back and Moving Forward,” we are one of the few breeds that while showing an increased genetic trend for weaning and yearling growth can continue to show a decreased genetic trend for birth weight and favorable genetic trend for calving ease. As breeders we can use the tables from the June/July issue as well as these favorable genetic trends to answer objections from buyers regarding birth weight/calving ease issues in Gelbvieh influenced genetics. The Gelbvieh breed excels at providing lower birth weights, higher calving ease, and increased weaning and yearling growth. One of the challenges in looking at genetic trends is to decide when there is enough of a good thing and to not cause unforeseen problems by overshooting a desirable target. Such is possible with the trends for growth and ribeye area. Most branded beef programs target a ribeye size from 12-15 inches and a carcass weight of 750-900 pounds. We know, based on the carcass data we have received in the past several seasons, that Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls with a ribeye EPD at breed average of .06 to .08 or higher will produce calves with this desired ribeye size. We do need to be aware that our highest ribeye sires can produce larger ribeyes, 18+ inches, and to use these bulls in the correct genetic matings. Identifying bulls with these curve-bending EPDs are ideal for cows or cowherds that have average ribeyes closer to the 9-inch range and need a shot of muscle to improve their Yield Grade profile. Similar points can be made for our carcass weight EPDs as a function of increased weaning and yearling growth trends over the past few years. Breed average carcass weight EPDs (6-8) will result in carcass weights averaging 800 pounds. Sires in the top one percent for carcass weight EPD will produce actual carcass weights averaging 900 pounds and are ideal for producers looking to make improvements in this
area. Again the caution is to make sure we do not exceed the desired market specifications and watch the upper limits of our carcass weight EPDs. Finally looking at the marbling EPD, we can again see an example of the breed moving in a favorable direction. The genetic trends for marbling show the breed heading in the right direction. However, we need to continue to focus on marbling to move the Gelbvieh breed to an industry acceptable level. The breed offers a population of sires that can produce cattle that can hit the 60-70 percent choice target on a very regular basis; these animals are at or above breed average for the marbling EPD. Sire selection in the recent years has reduced the use of some previously popular sires that were ranked in the bottom 10th percentile for marbling and tended to be the genetics causing a majority of the problems from a Quality Grade perspective. The breed is making progress in terms of marbling scores and Quality Grades. The AGA will soon be announcing results from the SmartCross research project which provides some exciting data on the value of Balancer and Gelbvieh genetics in the feedlot. The complete July 2009 Sire Summary and associated genetic trend charts can be downloaded from the AGA Website at http://www.gelbvieh.org/breed_averages.htm. Or a printed copy can be ordered for a $5 fee by contacting Teresa Wessels at the AGA office.
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The American Gelbvieh Junior Association 2009 Pride of the Heartland Classic was more than just showing cattle. Throughout the week, juniors competed in educational contests to develop life skills, learn about the Gelbvieh breed, and build everlasting friendships. Congratulations to these junior members for having the enthusiasm and perhaps the courage to step outside their comfort zone to try something new and participate in a contest. The following pages and photos recognize the contest winners from the Junior Classic. Congratulations to all the 2009 Pride of the Heartland participants! State Scrapbook Champion: Kansas State Scrapbook Runner Up: Iowa State Challenge Cup Champion: Kansas State Challenge Cup Runner-Up: Iowa Advertising Contest Junior Division Top Ten: Champion Grant
Powell, Missouri; Reserve Champion Kaeden Schlake, Nebraska; Third Morgan Winchester, Missouri; Fourth Nicole Welke, Wisconsin; Fifth Clayton Ruter, Illinois; Sixth Anna Ring, Illinois; Seventh Sam Reibel, Minnesota; Eighth Gracy Vehige, Missouri; Ninth Chisum Grund, Kansas; and Tenth Austin Teeter, North Carolina.
Advertising Contest Intermediate Division Top Ten: Champion Emily Knapp, Kansas; Reserve Champion Jana Thorstenson, South Dakota; Third Michael Ring, Illinois; Fourth Lucas Waters, Tennessee; Fifth Courtney Spencer, Missouri; Sixth Jackson Reibel, Minnesota; Seventh Meredith Clark, Kansas; Eighth Tanner Aherin, Kansas; Ninth Kendrah Schafer, Minnesota; and Tenth Lydia Russell, Wisconsin.
Advertising Contest (L to R) Kale Kendrick, Missouri, Sr. Reserve Champion; Grant Powell, Missouri, Jr. Champion; Emily Knapp, Kansas, Int. Champion; Kaeden Schlake, Jr. Reserve Champion; Jana Thorstenson, South Dakota, Int. Reserve Champion; Sarah Hixson, Missouri, Sr. Champion
Advertising Contest Senior Division Top Ten: Champion Sarah Hixson, Missouri; Reserve Champion Kale Kendrick, Missouri; Third Velista Martin, Iowa; Fourth Ashley Skeels, Texas; Fifth Hailey Robertson, Missouri; Sixth Hillary Schlake, Nebraska; Seventh Austin Rash, Missouri; Eighth Kyle Herink, Iowa; Ninth Gatlin Schlake, Nebraska; and Tenth Janelle Hayek, Iowa. Judging Contests Top Junior Individuals: Champion Chisum
Grund, Kansas; Reserve Champion Anna Ring, Illinois; Third Kallie Mattison, Minnesota; Fourth Devin Aherin, Illinois; Fifth Grady Hammer, Kansas; Sixth Austin Teeter, North Carolina; Seventh Haley Ringkob, South Dakota; Eighth Mitch Garcia, Colorado; Ninth Nicole Welke, Wisconsin; and Tenth Morgan Winchester, Missouri.
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Champion Jr. Judging Team North Carolina/South Dakota (L to R) Austin Teeter, North Carolina; Haley Ringkob, South Dakota; Kara Thorstenson, South Dakota, Justin Ringkob, South Dakota
r Classic Participants Judging Contest Top Intermediate Individuals:
Reserve Jr. Judging Team – Kansas (L to R) Courtney Larson, Grady Hammer, Danielle Riley, Chisum Grund
Jr. Judging High Individual Chisum Grund, Kansas, Champion
Champion Justin Teeter, North Carolina; Reserve Champion Kirstin Winchester, Missouri; Third Sydney Taubenheim, Nebraska; Fourth Madison Schafer, Minnesota; Fifth Torrie Brownlee, Iowa; Sixth Jackson Reibel, Minnesota; Seventh Callahan Grund, Kansas; Eighth Tiana Int. Judging High Individuals Garcia, Colorado; Ninth Amy North Carolina/Missouri Mowry, Mississippi; and Tenth (L to R) Justin Teeter, North Carolina, Champion; Justin Vehige, Missouri. Kirstin Winchester, Missouri, Reserve Champion
Top Ten All-Around (Front Row, L to R) Grace Hammer, Kansas, seventh; Grant Powell, Missouri, first; Grace Vehige, Missouri, fifth; Chisum Grund, Kansas, second; (Back Row, L to R) Justin Teeter, North Carolina, third; Ashley Skeels, Texas, fourth; Meredith Clark, Kansas, eighth; Jackson Reibel, Minnesota, ninth; Janelle Hayek, Iowa, tenth; Tahanee Embry, Texas, Sixth
Jr. Herdsman of the Year Kyle Vehige, Missouri
Rookie of the Year Grant Powell, Missouri
2009-2010 Jr. Ambassador Sydney Bigger, Illinois
State Herdsmanship – Missouri
Champion Int. Judging Team – Kansas (L to R) Callahan Grund, Meredith Clark, Grace Hammer, Tanner Aherin
Reserve Int. Judging Team – Missouri (L to R) Justin Vehige, Kyle Vehige, Courtney Spencer, Kirstin Winchester
State Challenge Cup Champion – Kansas
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Showmanship Strong Competition in AGJA Showmanship Contest The ability to show off the strengths of an animal and to demonstrate sportsmanship in the showring is what all junior members strive to achieve when competing in showmanship. The participants in the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) 2009 Pride of the Heartland Classic were no exception as evident by the high level of competition in the Junior Showmanship contest held on Friday, July 11 in Des Moines, Iowa. A total of 147 juniors from three age divisions competed for the honors of top showperson. Tyler Cates, Moduc, Ind., and Cortney Hill-Dukehart, Sykesville, Md., evaluated the showmanship contestants. Junior Showmanship
Champion Jr. Showmanship Grant Powell, Missouri
Reserve Jr. Showmanship Kacie Jurgens, Nebraska
Capturing the Champion Junior Showman honors was Grant Powell from Missouri. Kacie Jurgens from Nebraska won the Reserve Champion Junior Showmanship division. Rounding out the Top Ten for Junior Showmanship are: Dylan Enyart, Oklahoma, third; Quentin Clark, Kansas, fourth; Grace Vehige, Missouri, fifth; Chisum Grund, Kansas, sixth; Alyssa Beenken, Iowa, seventh; Austin Teeter, North Carolina, eighth; Justin Ringkob, South Dakota, ninth; and Colton Spencer, Missouri, tenth. Intermediate Showmanship
Champion Int. Showmanship Justin Teeter, North Carolina
Reserve Int. Showmanship Chandler Ladner, Kansas
The Champion Intermediate Showman was Justin Teeter of North Carolina, while Chandler Ladner of Kansas was named the Reserve Champion Intermediate Showman. Placing in the Top Ten of Intermediate Showmanship are: Rylee Owen, Texas, third; Grace Hammer, Kansas, fourth; Kolby Perry, Texas, fifth; Tyler Beenken, Iowa, sixth; Meredith Clark, Kansas, seventh; Sydney Taubenheim, Nebraska, eighth; Tanner Taubenheim, Nebraska, ninth; and Callahan Grund, Kansas, tenth. Senior Showmanship
Ashley Skeels from Texas won the Champion Senior Showmanship division. Zachary Butler of Tennessee was selected as the Reserve Champion Senior Showman. The following juniors received a Top Ten placing in Senior Showmanship: Britney Volek, South Dakota, third; Tahanee Embry, Texas, fourth; Kassidy Formanek, Iowa, fifth; Janelle Hayek, Iowa, sixth; Kaisha Jurgens, Nebraska, seventh; Kyle Kendrick, Missouri, eighth; Keaton Kendrick, Missouri, ninth; and Christian Hojer, South Dakota, tenth. Champion Sr. Showmanship Ashley Skeels, Texas
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Reserve Sr. Showmanship Zachary Butler, Tennessee
Scholarship Scholarships Awarded to Gelbvieh Juniors The American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) and the American Gelbvieh Foundation awarded six scholarships to deserving junior members during the AGJA 2009 Pride of the Heartland Classic, July 6-11 in Des Moines, Iowa. The American Gelbvieh Foundation supports educational events and scholarships for exceptional AGJA members. The scholarships are presented based on academics, AGJA involvement, community involvement and financial need.
These outstanding junior members were each awarded an American Gelbvieh Foundation Scholarship. Pictured from left to right are: Britney Volek, South Dakota; Janelle Hayek, Iowa; Tara Krajewski, Nebraska; Andrew Lindgren, Illinois; and Shellina Hayek, Iowa; not pictured, Cameron Burns, South Carolina.
Britney Volek, Highmore, S.D., earned the $1,000 Earl Buss Memorial Scholarship. Britney is the daughter of Keith and Janice Volek. Britney plans to enter South Dakota State University this fall and major in Pharmacy and Ag Business/Marketing. Britney has been a member of the AGJA for ten years and has been actively involved in her school, community, and state Gelbvieh association. Shellina Hayek, Clutier, Iowa, was awarded the $1,000 Leness Hall Memorial Scholarship. Shellina is the daughter of Barb Hayek and the late Tony Hayek. Shellina is attending Iowa State University majoring in Kinesiology. Shellina has been very active in the Iowa Junior Gelbvieh Association and the American Gelbvieh Junior Association competing in contests and holding several leadership positions. Andrew Lindgren, Atlanta, Ill., received a $750 AGJA Scholarship. Andrew, son of James and Diane Lindgren, is a
student at the University of Illinois in Urbana/Champaign, majoring in Pre-Vet Animal Science. Andrew is the newly elected Vice President of the AGJA Board of Directors.
Cameron Burns, Pendleton, S.C., received a second $750 AGJA Scholarship. Cameron is the daughter of Gary and Sarah Burns. Cameron attends Clemson University and is double-majoring in Agricultural Economics and Statistics. Cameron has received numerous awards and honors for academics, FFA involvement and AGJA participation. Janelle Hayek, Clutier, Iowa, earned a $500 AGJA
Special Invitation to the 2010 Lone Star Classic
Tara Krajewski, Venango, Neb., was awarded the Bob
You are invited to the 2010 Lone Star Classic to be held July 4 â€“ 9, 2010, Bryan-College Station, Texas. The Texas Gelbvieh Junior Association will host the event and is busy making plans for the Classic, which will be held at Brazoâ€™s County Expo Center, a short distance from Texas A & M University. Check out a special invitation to the 2010 Lone Star Classic from the Texas Gelbvieh Junior Association on the Junior Page at www.gelbvieh.org. Mark you calendars now to attend this great Gelbvieh event!
Scholarship. Janelle is the daughter Barb Hayek and the late Tony Hayek. Janelle is attending Iowa State University and plans to find a career in agriculture. Janelle is a newly elected AGJA Director and has served several leadership positions with the Iowa Junior Gelbvieh Association. Rea Memorial Scholarship. Bob Rea, Jr., of Boulder, Colo., established this scholarship to honor the memory of his father and to reward a deserving junior Gelbvieh member. Tara is majoring in Elementary Education and Special Education at Benedictine College in Atchison, Kan. Tara recently completed her tenure on the AGJA Board of Directors and plans to remain active in the Gelbvieh breed.
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Contest Results Judging Contest Top Senior Individuals: Champion Tahanee
Embry, Texas; Reserve Champion Zachary Butler, Tenneesse; Third Kyle Kendrick, Missouri; Fourth Michael Rea, Colorado; Fifth Justin Taubenheim, Nebraska;
Sixth Britney Volek, South Dakota; Seventh Janelle Hayek, Iowa; Eighth Christian Hojer, South Dakota; Ninth Kevin Hightower, Kansas; and Tenth Kaycie Shearer, Kansas.
Sales Talk Junior Division Top Ten:
Champion Grace Vehige, Missouri; Reserve Champion Devin Aherin, Illinois; Third Braxton Oldenburg, Oklahoma; Fourth Mitch Garcia, Colorado; Fifth Dylan Enyart, Oklahoma; Sixth Grant Powell, Missouri; Seventh (tie) Chisum Grund, Kansas and Grady Hammer, Kansas; Eighth Quentin Clark, Kansas; Ninth Haley Ringkob, South Dakota; and Tenth Austin Teeter, North Carolina. Sales Talk Intermediate Division Top Ten: Champion Meredith Clark, Kansas;
Champion Sr. Judging Team Texas/North Carolina/South Carolina (L to R) Ashley Skeels, Texas; Tahanee Embry, Texas; Garrett Teeter, North Carolina; Matthew Davidson, South Carolina
Reserve Sr. Judging Team Nebraska/Colorado (L to R) Kaisha Jurgens, Brian Krajewski and Justin Taubenheim from Nebraska and Michael Rea from Colorado
Champion Int. Quiz Bowl Team North Carolina/Colorado (L to R) Justin Teeter, North Carolina; Tiana Garcia, Colorado; Ariana De La Garza, Colorado; Carson Hall, North Carolina
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Sr. Judging Contest High Individuals Tahanee Embry, Texas, Champion; Zachary Butler, Tennessee, Reserve Champion
Reserve Int. Quiz Bowl Illinois Sydney and Ethan Bigger, not pictured Michael and Joseph Ring
Reserve Champion Grace Hammer, Kansas; Third Justin Vehige, Missouri; Fourth Jackson Reibel, Minnesota; Fifth Tanner Aherin, Kansas; Sixth Callahan Grund, Kansas; Seventh Tanner Taubenheim, Nebraska; Eighth Justin Teeter, North Carolina; Ninth Torrie Brownlee, Iowa; and Tenth Madison Shafer, Minnesota.
Champion Jr. Quiz Bowl Team Minnesota (L to R) Max Schafer, Sam Reibel, Sam Vogl, Kallie Mattison
Reserve Jr. Quiz Bowl Team North Carolina/Colorado/Nebraska (L to R) Austin Teeter, North Carolina; Mitch Garcia, Colorado; Kacie Jurgens, Nebraska; Kaeden Schlake, Nebraska
Sales Talk Senior Division Top Ten:
Champion Dustin Aherin, Kansas; Reserve Champion, Garrett Teeter, North Carolina; Third Justin Taubenheim, Nebraska; Fourth Kaycie Shearer, Kansas; Fifth Jeremy Griesbaum, Missouri; Sixth Kaisha Jurgens, Nebraska; Seventh
Champion Sr. Quiz Bowl North Carolina/Texas/South Carolina (L to R) Garrett Teeter, North Carolina; Tahanee Embry, Texas; Ashley Skeels, Texas, Matthew Davidson, South Carolina
Reserve Sr. Quiz Bowl Nebraska (L to R) Hilliary Schlake, Kaisha Jurgens, Gatlin Schlake, Justin Taubenheim.
Creative Writing (L to R) Kacie Jurgens, Nebraska, Jr. Champion; Grace Hammer, Kansas, Int. Champion; Callahan Grund, Kansas, Int. Reserve; Braxton Oldenburg, Oklahoma, Jr. Champion; Kaisha Jurgens, Nebraska, Sr. Champion; Shellina Hayek, Iowa, Sr. Reserve
Amanda Kriegh, Minnesota; Eighth Janelle Hayek, Iowa; Ninth Ashley Skeels, Texas; and Tenth CJ Brickey, Tennessee.
Champion Jr./Int. Team Fitting Kansas (L to R) Callhan Grund, Chisum Grund, Grace Hammer, Grady Hammer
Reserve Jr./Int. Team Fitting Kansas (L to R) Quentin Clark, Collin Berkley, Meredith Clark, Seth Beying
Carcass Evaluation (L to R) Haley Ringkob, South Dakota, Jr. Reserve Champion; Cody Welke, Wisconsin, Int. Champion; Rylee Owen, Texas, Int. Reserve Champion; Chisum Grund, Kansas, Jr. Champion; Dustin Aherin, Kansas, Sr. Reserve Champion; Kaisha Jurgens, Nebraska, Sr. Champion
Champion Sr. Team Fitting South Dakota/Tennessee Britney Volek, South Dakota and Zack Butler, Tennessee
Reserve Sr. Team Fitting Nebraska Taylor Lueking and Kaisha Jurgens
Sales Talk (L to R) Garrett Teeter, North Carolina, Sr. Reserve; Dustin Aherin, Kansas, Sr. Champion; Grace Vehige, Missouri, Jr. Champion; Grace Hammer, Kansas, Int. Reserve; Meredith Clark, Kansas, Int. Champion; not Gelbvieh World pictured Devin Aherin, Illinois, Jr. Reserve| 41
A Big Junior Thank You! Award Sponsors: Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female Eagle Pass Ranch, South Dakota Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Female Handel Farms, South Dakota Grand Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Female Tony Hayek Memorial Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Female Emily Griffiths, Indiana Grand Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Bull Cole Buffo, Kansas Grand Champion Balancer Female Jr. GAIN, Nebraska Reserve Champion Balancer Female 4T Ranch, Kansas Grand Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Female Eagle Pass Ranch, South Dakota Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Female Thorstenson, South Dakota Grand Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Bull Thorstenson Gelbvieh, South Dakota Champion Market Steer John Huston, Mississippi Gelbvieh Division Sponsors Triple K Gelbvieh, Kansas Linquist Farms, Iowa Genetics West, Colorado Gallaway Gelbvieh, Oklahoma Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association Westwood Embryo Services, Inc. Gelbvieh Class Sponsors L&L Fitting, Iowa J Bar K Cattle Company, Illinois Richard and Jean Williams, Nevada NS Ranch, Texas Slaughter Sale Management, Kentucky Oldenburg Gelbvieh, Oklahoma Emma McDonald, Missouri Haworth Ranch, Colorado Bill New, Oklahoma Ridinger Cattle Company, Colorado
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Martin Cattle Company, Arkansas Ladner Cattle Company, Kansas John and Lois Bartee, Tennessee Dromgooleâ€™s Heaven, Texas Texas Junior Gelbvieh Association Mississippi Gelbvieh Association Tennessee Gelbvieh Junior Association K&I Gelbvieh, Oklahoma Elk Creek Gelbvieh, South Dakota Presley Gordon & Dolores Gravely, Colorado EZS Cattle, Missouri Brandywine Farms, Minnesota Bar Arrow Cattle Company, Kansas Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association Blackhawk Cattle Company, Illinois H-Squared Genetics, Missouri KKD Gelbvieh, Oklahoma Balancer Division Sponsors Betzleberger Gelbvieh, Illinois EZS Cattle, Missouri Martin Cattle Company, Arkansas Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association Verner Farms, Georgia Balancer Class Sponsors Steve Grubbs, Missouri Betzelberger Gelbvieh, Illinois NS Ranch, Texas Beastrom Gelbvieh Marc & Julia Anderson, North Dakota DMD Livestock, Nebraska CJ&L Livestock, South Dakota Butler Creek Gelbvieh, Tennessee Schafer Farms, Minnesota Spring Valley Ltd., Kansas Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association Justin, Kyle and Grace Vehige, Missouri Blackhawk Cattle Company, Illinois H-Squared Genetics, Missouri
All-Around Individual Cole Buffo, Tana Cooper, and Staci Degeer, Kansas Rookie of the Year Beastom Gelbvieh, South Dakota Champion Junior Judging Team Mark & Julia Anderson, North Dakota Champion Intermediate Judging Team Double Doc Farm, Kentucky Champion Senior Judging Team Bar T Bar, Arizona
Junior Showmanship Thorstenson Gelbvieh, South Dakota Intermediate Showmanship Wilkinson Gelbvieh, Colorado Senior Showmanship South Texas Gelbvieh, Texas Junior Ambassador Goldux Gelbvieh, South Dakota Senior Ambassador Katie Sullivan, Alabama Junior Quiz Bowl Team Gelbvieh Bar None, Florida Champion Senior Quiz Bowl Team Thorstenson Gelbvieh, South Dakota Advertising Contest Junior Gelbvieh Bar None, Florida Advertising Contest Intermediate Arp Gelbvieh, Wisconsin Advertising Contest Senior Dawson Creek Gelbvieh, Kansas Sales Talk Junior Isidore D Ranch, Texas Sales Talk Intermediate Wildwood Acres, Ohio Sales Talk Senior Cast Gelbvieh, Nebraska Junior Creative Writing Hidden Springs Farm, South Carolina Intermediate Creative Writing Sponsored by Piedmont Gelbvieh Senior Creative Writing Sponsored by Piedmont Gelbvieh Poster Contest - All Divisions Powles Gelbvieh, Nebraska
Additional Sponsors Koxlien Farms, Wisconsin Lori Maude, Minnesota Greg and Brenda Hixson, Missouri
Thank you to everyone who donated or purchased items for the Silent Auction. This year’s Silent Auction raised $1,519.50 for the American Gelbvieh Junior Association! Silent Auction Items Donated By: All in Gelbvieh Farm Wilkinson Gelbvieh Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association Arp Gelbvieh Kansas Jr. Gelbvieh Association Alabama Jr. Gelbvieh Association Tiana Garcia Little Sioux Gelbvieh Sullivan Supply Gallaway Gelbvieh KKD Geblvieh Oldenburg Gelbvieh McKoon Farms Mitch Garcia 4L Gelbvieh Taubenheim Gelbvieh Jack Daniels Nebraska Jr. GAIN Green Hills Gelbvieh JK Davis Cattle Harrell Gelbvieh Martin Cattle Co. Twisted Stitches
Silent Auction Items Purchased By: Cindy Griesbaum Sonia Mattison Jim Sullivan Nikki Hojer Alan Hojer Cheyenne Rightler Dana Stewart Taylor Lueking Nancy Holste Kaycie Shearer Carla Shearer Mitch Garcia Amie Primm Justin Primm Toni Shrewsbury Jack Welle Julie Kenyon Jim McCreary Jim Ruter Lane Enyart Renee Taubenheim Emily Knapp Al Knapp Diane Coffman Jamie Oldenburg
Thank you to Circle S Ranch and ABCS Gelbvieh for purchasing a quilt donated to the Iowa Junior Gelbvieh Association.
Special Thank You to the Pride of the Heartland Classic Meal Sponsors Iowa Beef Industry Council Heart of America Gelbvieh Association Heart of American Junior Gelbvieh Association Iowa Junior Gelbvieh Association Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa Wisconsin/Illinois Gelbvieh Association Texas Junior Gelbvieh Association Iowa Pork Producers Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association Triple K Gelbvieh Circle S Ranch Kansas Gelbvieh Association Kansas Junior Gelbvieh Association Cib’s Gelbvieh-Matt and Tina Cibula
Thank You to the AGJA Calendar Buyers
Taubenheim Gelbvieh Thorstenson Gelbvieh Eagle Pass Ranch Double “P” Farms Gelbvieh – Grant Powell Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch Kenyon Cattle Co. Dromgoole’s Heaven and Texas Gelbvieh Junior Association Stewart Land & Cattle Company Schafer Farms, Inc. Jumping Cow Gelbvieh Post Rock Cattle Company Triple K Gelbvieh
Thank You Iowa Host Committee!! Hosting an event as large as the 2009 Pride of the Heartland Classic is not an easy task, however the Iowa Host Committee did an excellent job! The 2009 Junior Classic Host Committee consists of a dedicated group of individuals who put in many, many hours to successfully plan a record-breaking show. Planning this year’s Classic required great attention to detail, unfaltering determination, constant diligence, and no doubt a few sleepless nights. Special thank you to all the hard work of the Iowa Junior Gelbvieh Association and the Pride of the Heartland Classic Host Committee for a memorable 2009 AGJA Junior Classic! Host Committee Members include: Wendy Sperfslage, Committee Chair; Frank Hayek, Treasurer; Shellina Hayek and Ricky Linquist, Fundraising Committee; Pat McCabe and Jack Welle, Facilities Coordinators assisted by Rebecca Welle and Lacey McCabe; Tina and Matt Cibula, Steve and Terri Beckman, and Janelle Hayek, Hospitality Committee; Dorreen Morris, Kassidy Formanek, Angie and Tyler Beenken, Recreation Committee; and Tim Campbell, Hospitality Room Coordinator.
The 2009 Pride of the Heartland Classic Host Committee was recognized at the Junior Classic Awards banquet. Special thanks to these dedicated individuals for putting on a record-breaking Junior Classic and making it a wonderful week!
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Poster & Photo Winners Poster Contest
Champion Junior Poster Alyssa Beenken, Iowa
Champion Intermediate Poster Kendra Schafer, Minnesota
Reserve Junior Poster Justin Ringkob, South Dakota
Reserve Intermediate Poster Emma McDonald, Missouri
Champion Senior Poster Tahanee Embry, Texas
Reserve Senior Poster Kaycie Shearer, Kansas
Champion Junior Photo Alyssa Beenken, Iowa
Champion Intermediate Photo Collin Berkley, Kansas
Champion Senior Photo John Shearer, Kansas
Reserve Junior Photo Brandon Oldenburg, Oklahoma
Reserve Intermediate Photo Grace Hammer, Kansas
Reserve Senior Photo Katlynn Sullivan, Alabama
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Poster Contest Junior Division Top Ten:
Champion Alyssa Beenken, Iowa; Reserve Champion Justin Ringkob, South Dakota; Third Adam Ackerman, Iowa; Fourth Haley Ringkob, South Dakota; Fifth Reece Reibel, Minnesota; Sixth Seth Beying, Kansas; Seventh Mitch Garcia, Colorado; Eighth Sam Reibel, Minnesota; Ninth Grady Hammer, Kansas; and Tenth Danielle Riley, Kansas. Poster Contest Intermediate Division Top Ten: Champion Kendrah Schafer,
Minnesota; Reserve Champion Emma McDonald, Missouri; Third Kyle Vehige, Missouri; Fourth Amy Mowry, Michigan; Fifth Jackson Reibel, Minnesota; Sixth Tiana Garcia, Colorado; Seventh Tricia Goes, Tennessee; Eighth Lucas Waters, Tennessee; Ninth Madison Schafer, Minnesota; and Tenth Kirstin Winchester, Missouri. Poster Contest Senior Division Top Ten:
Champion Tahanee Embry, Texas; Reserve Champion Kaycie Shearer, Kansas; Third Katlynn Sullivan, Alabama; Fourth Amanda Kriegh, Minnesota; Fifth Ashley Skeels, Texas; Sixth Kyle Herink, Iowa; Seventh Seth Arp, Wisconsin; Eighth Britney Volek, South Dakota; Ninth Kali Myers, Missouri; and Tenth Emily Hayek, Iowa. Photo Contest Junior Division Top Ten:
Champion Alyssa Beenken, Iowa; Reserve Champion Brandon Oldenburg, Oklahoma; Third Brandon Oldenburg, Oklahoma; Fourth Sam Reibel, Minnesota; Fifth Bailey Gaydo, Iowa; Sixth Braxton Oldenburg, Oklahoma; Seventh Kacie Jurgens, Nebraska; Eighth Kajal Jurgens, Nebraska; Ninth Colton Spencer, Missouri; and Tenth Grant Powell, Missouri. Photo Contest Intermediate Division Top Ten: Champion Collin Berkley, Kansas;
Reserve Champion Grace Hammer, Kansas; Third Mark Welle, Iowa; Fourth Kendra Thorstenson, South Dakota; Fifth Ariana De La Garza, Colorado; Sixth Courtney Spencer, Missouri; Seventh Kendrah Schafer, Minnesota; Eighth Mark Welle, Iowa; Ninth Rylee Owen Texas; and Tenth Emma McDonald, Missouri. Photo Contest Senior Division Top Ten:
Champion John Shearer, Kansas; Reserve Champion Katlynn Sullivan, Alabama; Third Britney Volek, South Dakota; Fourth Kassidy Formanek, Iowa; Fifth and Sixth Sara Mowry, Michigan; Seventh Tahanee Embry, Texas; Eighth Katlynn Sullivan, Alabama; Ninth Cole Buffo, Kansas; and Tenth Shellina Hayek, Iowa.
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News news Association Announcement
American Gelbvieh Association
the Southern Balancer program TM
By Susan Willmon, Director of Breed Improvement
After presentation to the AGA membership at the January 2009 convention in Denver, the AGA Board of Directors approved in April 2009 the initiation of the Southern Balancer Hybrid registry. The following are some frequently asked questions on the Southern BalancerTM program. What is a Southern Balancer TM?
A Southern Balancer is a heat tolerant hybrid that must have at least 25 percent Gelbvieh and from 6.25 percent to 50 percent of a tropically adapted breed or combination of topically adapted breeds. The sire and dam of the animal must each be a registered animal and recognized or recorded in a breed association. What are the heat tolerant breeds that can be considered for inclusion in a Southern Balancer?
The current list of tropically adapted breeds includes Beefmaster, Braford, Brahman, Brangus, Red Brangus, Senepol, and Santa Gertrudis. The member recording the Southern Balancer qualified offspring must provide the registration number/ pedigree and current EPDs of the nonAMGV parent animal. Why Southern Balancers?
Historically the tropically adapted breeds have recognized shortcomings in the areas of disposition, fertility and carcass consistency. These traits are strengths of the Gelbvieh breed and can work in a complementary fashion to produce a very marketable hybrid animal. As well, most commercial producers in the southern tier states try to keep a percentage of the heat tolerant breeds in their cowherds. While the percentage of desired heat tolerance varies on location and personal preference, most tropical and sub-tropical producers agree that some minimal level is essential for their cowherd to survive heat and pest challenges in those climates. There is also a desire to add a continental breed into breeding programs 46 | September 2009
to add pounds and carcass quality into these commercial cattle. Currently there is not another hybrid program that is targeted towards this market.
The current plan is to begin recording Southern Balancer calves with the 2010 calf crop.
into Mexico and beyond where having a “Registration” document eases the initial acceptability of these animals. Demand for Balancer bulls will also be likewise stimulated for those producers still wanting Angus or Red Angus influence. In a time when the industry is talking about reduction in the US cowherd, expanding our market for purebred Gelbvieh genetics only makes sense.
What AGA resources are going to be funneled to this program?
Should we be concerned about Brahman influence in these composites?
Presently, the educational efforts are targeted towards helping breeders interested in providing these animals understand the requirements of the program. One of the things we learned from the beginnings of the Balancer program was that it helped to have animals in the pipeline prior to generating additional demand from promotional activities. So the initial step will be working towards building a group of breeders producing these genetics in both the southern tier states and Mexico. Long term plans that can be incorporated as future budget items will include some promotion as well as possibly a Southern Balancer oriented Maternal Edge sale in the Southcentral or Southwestern portion of the US. The reality of this program is the success of our Balancer registry makes the task of kicking off this program a much less capital intensive process.
As the possibilities of this program were researched it became evident that the amount of Brahman influence desired in a breeding or feedlot animal is driven by breeding program and market value. It seems to make sense to develop a hybrid that offers flexibility to a producer based on available resources and market to add a tick – as little as 1/16th or as much as 50 percent – of Brahman blood. In that manner, the producer can make the kind of Southern Balancers that best suit their market, climate, feed resources and management constraints.
When will the AGA be ready to register a Southern Balancer calf?
If I am a current AGA member but not located in the south why should I be excited about this program?
One of the byproducts of this program will be another source of demand for high percentage Gelbvieh sires. Breeding a purebred Gelbvieh bull to a group of Brangus cows creates, in one generation, a more desirable group of feedlot steers as well as females that add the Gelbvieh maternal power to the breeders tropically adapted cowherd. Having a registry behind these animals offers additional marketability
Why introduce this program now?
The Gelbvieh breed is making great strides in promoting the value of Gelbvieh genetics in terms of profitable commercial crossbred production from the pasture to the feeder to the packer. This hybrid gives the breed added reach to a portion of the US, Central and South America that offers significant expansion potential. AGA members in Mississippi and Arizona have already been raising and promoting these animals with great success but without the advantages of a formal hybrid designation and registry program. Additional revenue from Southern Balancer registrations and southern producer memberships allows us to continue to add value added programs to the membership as a whole. For more information on this program contact the AGA at 303-465-2333 or visit www.gelbvieh.org.
Seedstock Plus Showcase IV &
1st Annual Customer Invitational
September 19, 2009 1 p.m. AB Farms Sale Facility Lathrop, Missouri
Selling 75 Lots of Females from the Seedstock Plus Members as well as our Seedstock producing customers. Open & bred heifers, spring & fall pairs, show heifer prospects, pick of the herd opportunities embryos & flushes!
Pick of ANY Female at Bar T Bar Ranch! Pick of any bred heifer at Eagle Pass Ranch Brandywine Farms & Sandy Knoll Farms! Pick of any open heifer at Burbank Cattle Company & Eagle Pass Ranch! ADDITIONAL DATES REMINDER! Commercial Female Sale * 9/25/09 6 p.m. - 200+ Females! Kingsville, MO Fall Bull & Female Sale * 10/17/09 12 noon - 125 bulls & 100 Females! Carthage, MO
For Catalogs Call Toll Free: 877-486-1160 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website: www.seedstockplus.com
Carcass Evaluation Contest
ow much can you tell about carcass merit by looking at a live animal? The juniors and many parents attending the Pride of the Heartland Junior Classic in Des Moines had that opportunity. Participants were given only the live weights for the cattle pictured below and were asked to individually evaluate each animal for Fat Thickness, Rib Eye Area, USDA Quality Grade and Yield Grade. Based on those estimates they were also asked to predict the top dollar value and the low dollar value animal on a grid market. The cattle were harvested and a rib section from each animal was brought back for the Classic attendees to evaluate. Register your estimates here and then turn to page 50 for results. A big thanks to Mark Goes and the South East Community College at Beatrice, Nebraska for coordinating this educational program and to Ron Russell of the University of Wisconsin for assisting with the carcass evaluation. AGA Five-Year Plan breeder education dollars were used to support this educational program. Continued on page 50
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Carcass Evaluation Results Continued from page 48
#1 Data Live Weight
Rib Eye Area
Yield Grade Carcass Value
#2 Data Live Weight
Rib Eye Area
Yield Grade Carcass Value
#3 Data Live Weight
Rib Eye Area
#4 Data Live Weight
Rib Eye Area
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Comments Steer #1’s light live weight should be indicative of the potential problem with quality grade. Actually this steer was less than 13 months old and had been fed for a short period. With only a tenth of an inch of fat cover, this steer could easily and likely efficiently been fed for another 300 pounds. He has a very desirable rib eye. Heifer # 2 produced a premium Choice carcass with slightly above average outside fat thickness, and a very desirable rib eye especially for a heifer. The Yield Grade of 3.2 does not result in a premium or a discount on most grids. Steer # 3 This Gelbvieh cross steer hits a desired industry target of a Choice, Yield grade 2 carcass. At a carcass weight of 783 pounds he also generates the most carcass value of the four head. Steer # 4 is another example of a steer that could easily be taken to a heavier live weight with more time on feed. Similar to # 1 he had the potential to reach a desirable quality grade with more time. One note, this steer did have some bloat issues prior to the contest, that also emphasizes the long known fact that keeping cattle healthy throughout the feeding period is critical to quality grade. All-in-all there are a lot of lessons in these four head of cattle!
Ad Index ad index Arizona Bar T Bar. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Maple Hill Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Arkansas Martin Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 26
26 26 26 26 26 27 27 27
Colorado Bow K Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Jumping Cow Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . 54, 55 National Western Stock Show . . . . . . . 35 Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch . . . . . . . . . 26 Illinois Blackhawk Cattle Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . DDM Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . J & K Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kitley Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . TNT Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
17 26 26 26 26
Indiana 3 G Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 J&D Kerstiens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Iowa GS Ridge Top Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Linquist Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oswald Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lone Oak Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paulsen Cattle Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seuferer Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McCabe Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Two Step Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Kansas Bar Arrow Cattle Company. . . . . . 17, 27 Circle S Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Hart Farm Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Judd Ranch, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Poker City Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Post Rock Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Triple K Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 White Brothers Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . 27
Kentucky Bar IV Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Double Bar H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Little Bull Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Minnesota Brandywine Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Schafer Farms, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Mississippi DoLallly Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . 27 Missouri Hartland Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 27 Rotert/Harriman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 J Bar M Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 27 Ozark Pride 4th Annual Sale. . . . . . . . . . 5 Rocky Top Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Rogers Valley Farm Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . 28 Seedstock Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 VanWinkle Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Montana Danell Diamond Six Ranch. . . . . . . . . Goettlich Gelbvieh Ranch . . . . . . . . . . Middle Creek Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kalina Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . NILE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pine Ridge Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
28 28 28 28 25 28
Nebraska Boehler Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Cedar Top Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 DMD Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Flying H Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Kleinschmidt Farms Gelbvieh. . . . . . . 28 Lemke Cattle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 M&P Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Pope Farms Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Pritchard Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 The 88 Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Swanson Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . 28 Taubenheim Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 North Carolina C-Cross Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . 7, 29 Green Hills Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Longleaf Station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Rjar Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Register Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 North Dakota Chimney Butte Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Cranview Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Oklahoma Gallaway Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Markes Family Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 South Carolina Country Boy Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 South Dakota Adkins Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch . . . . . . . . . . CJ&L Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eagle Pass Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elk Creek Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . Leonhardt Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . Schroeder Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Thorstenson Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . .
29 29 29 29 29 29 30 30 30
Tennessee Circle M Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Clinch Mountain Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . 30 Texas Dromgoole’s Heaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 NS Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Spence, Jason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Virginia H&H Farms Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . Hickory Hill Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Knoll Crest Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Treble W Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Little Windy Hill Farms. . . . . . . . . . . .
30 30 30 30 30
Washington NN Bar Ranch, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 West Virginia Hill Top Haven Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Service/Commercial AGJA Calendar Sale Dates. . . . . . . . . . 45 Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity. . . . . . . 52 Cattlemen’s Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Cunningham, Ronn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Gelbvieh Bull Barn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Gelbvieh Guide Magazine . . . . . . . . . . 31 Lambert, Doak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 MMS. . . . . . . . . . . . 7, 25, 31, 52, 55, 56 Mettler Sale Management. . . . . . . . . . . 31 Miller, Jason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 The National CUP Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Williams Land & Cattle Auction Co.. . . . 31
Places to Be places to be September 2009 Sept. 5 Sept. 10 Sept. 12 Sept. 17 Sept. 19 Sept. 19 Sept. 19 Sept. 26 Sept. 26
Texas Junior Gelbvieh Association fundraiser sale for the TJGA Lonestar Classic, Mason, TX. Entry Deadline, American Royal Genetic Progress II, Fruitland, MO 2010 Lonestar Classic FUNraising Golf Tournament, hosted by TJGA, San Antonio, TX Southern Belles Vol. IV Sale, Social Circle, GA Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale IV – Plus Customer Invitational, AB Farms, Lathrop, MO Heart of America Gelbvieh Association Field Day, Stella, MO Yazoo Valley Gelbvieh Complete Dispersal, Fayetteville, TN Nebraska Gelbvieh Field Day, hosted by Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, NE
October 2009 Oct. 3 Jumping Cow Gelbvieh Spirit of the West Sale, Ramah, CO Oct. 3 Pick of the Fall...You’ll Like ‘em All Bull & Commercial Female Sale, Marshall, TX Oct. 8 4-H Farms Open House and Field Day, hosted by Jay and Sadie Heetland, Lincoln, MS Oct. 10 Ozarks Pride Production Sale, Stella, MO Oct. 10 Edisto Forage Bull Test Sale, Blackville, SC Oct. 10 Flying H Genetics “Grown on Grass” & “Show Me Mamas” Missouri Fall Sale, Joplin, MO Oct. 11 Judd Ranch Cow Power Sale, Pomona, KS Oct. 13 Johnson Cattle Company Partners Select Bull Sale, Happy, TX Oct. 16 NILE Gelbvieh Sale, Billings, MT Oct. 17 Fall Classic Gelbvieh Sale, Knoxville Livestock Center, Knoxville, TN Oct. 17 Seedstock Plus Bull & Female Sale, Joplin Regional Stockyards, Carthage, MO Oct. 19 J Bar M Gelbvieh & Hartland Farm Ozark Pride Production Sale Oct. 20-22 Sunbelt Ag Expo, Moultrie, GA (www.sunbeltexpo.com)
Oct. 21-24 National FFA Convention, Indianapolis, IN (www.ffa.org) Oct. 28 American Royal Gelbvieh Ring of Gold Show
November 2009 Nov. 7 Nov. 7 Nov. 14 Nov. 21 Nov. 28 Nov. 28
HAGA Fall Female Sale & Show-Me Futurity, Springfield, MO 3rd Annual Maternal Edge Commercial Female Sale, Cross Plains, TN C-Cross Cattle Company Fall Bull & Female Sale, Biscoe, NC Midwest Gelbvieh Classic Female Sale, Cedar Rapids, IA Kansas/Nebraska Gelbvieh Association’s “Pick of the Herds” Sale, Salina, KS Poker City Ranch Mature Cow Dispersal Sale (in conjunction with KS / NE Sale), Salina, KS
January 2010 Jan. 9 Jan. 9 Jan. 10 Jan. 10 Jan. 11
American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Convention and Annual Meeting, Denver, CO Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity AGA Gelbvieh and Balancer Pen Bull Shows, NWSS, Denver, CO NWSS Gelbvieh and Balancer Junior Heifer Show, Denver, CO National Gelbvieh and Balancer Show, Denver, CO
February 2010 Feb. 26 “Pot of Gold” Gelbvieh, Angus and Balancer Bull Sale, Olathe, CO Editor’s Note: If you have sale or event information for this listing, please email the information to email@example.com. 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 and operations joined the American Gelbvieh Association and American Junior Gelbvieh Association during the months of June.
Adult Members Arizona Ranch El Tabaco
North Carolina Ellis Cattle Company
Illinois Beau Jared
Texas Brentt Williamson
Kentucky Madison Jaymes Brown
Grayson Lane Brown
Chanis Clay Cox
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