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Official Publication of the American Gelbvieh Association

April 2009

Gelbvieh Performance Program Unveiled Early Spring Sale Reports


April 2009, Vol. 23, No. 8

Contents contents

Departments

Features management

22 The Next Step for the Beef Industry: Selecting for Feed Efficiency

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Feed Efficiency

By Lori Maude

38 What’s Your GPA? Newest Gelbvieh Program Unveiled

By Susan Willmon

News 19 Gelbvieh Juniors Excel During National Western Judging Contests

Page 38 New AGA Program Offered

32 A Big Iowa Junior Thank You

Sales 15 Black Hills Stock Show

20 Little Windy Hill Farm U-Pick-Em Sale

17 Iowa Beef Expo Gelbvieh Gold Sale

20 Taubenheim Gelbvieh 19th Annual Production Sale

20 DMD Livestock 12th Annual Production Sale

36 North Dakota Golden Rule Sale

On the cover: It’s that time of the year—spring breeding season or getting ready for it. Many top A.I. sires are featured this month. Call the owners and find out more about these bulls. Photo taken by Lori Maude at Ledgerwood Gelbvieh in Washington.

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

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Wayne Vanderwert

Executive’s Corner executive’s corner

Good Bye to Lori Maude While I’d hoped this day would have never come, this is the last issue of the Gelbvieh World that will be produced under the capable direction of Lori Maude. Lori has been with the American Gelbvieh Association and the Gelbvieh World for 11 years. She has joined the staff at Martin Williams Advertising in Minneapolis, Minnesota as a Public Relations Account Supervisor working with Pfizer Animal Health. In part, her success and contribution at the AGA came from her dedication to the Gelbvieh breed. Lori will remain involved in the breed and I’m positive you’ll continue to see her and sister Julie at many events. As a Minnesota native myself, I have taken upon myself to educate Lori on the differences between a Pronto Pup and a Corndog at the Minnesota State Fair, plus a few other “Minnesota” things…we wish Lori well in her new endeavors. AM Policy Gets Favorable Reception The AGA membership and the Board of Directors toiled with the Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM) or so-called Curly Calf genetic defect that is present in the Angus breed and therefore has an impact in the Gelbvieh breed’s Balancer hybrid program. The policy has been announced to the membership via email blasts and was published in last month’s Gelbvieh World. The reaction from our breeders has been very positive, reflecting the membership’s wishes at our Convention in January. The policy is an aggressive approach toward the goal of eliminating the gene from the AGA’s Herdbook. I think the positive breeder reaction speaks volumes about the attitude of Gelbvieh breeders and their commitment to produce seedstock that play a role in profitable commercial beef production. Let me be clear…I think our breeder’s attitude is the BEST of any breed in this matter. I say that with experience at another breed association while it dealt with a genetic defect. I also have had considerable discussion with colleagues at other breeds that are less aggressive in their approach to the AM problem. One clearly stated that his breed’s membership could never stomach the approach we were taking. Another breed representative clearly echoed their  | April 2009

membership’s thoughts that this was just a ploy for the labs and scientists to make a bunch of money on DNA testing. Don’t overlook the marketing opportunity to educate your commercial customers on the merits of crossbreeding with Gelbvieh to help dilute recessives. Developing a Herd Testing Plan for AM We have posted a plan for breeders to follow in developing a cost-effective testing plan for their operation. While the cost of the DNA test for the AM gene is reasonable, there are steps that you can take to maximize the impact of the testing dollars you spend. The information is posted on our website…or we’d be happy to send you a copy. Stay Tuned – More Genetic Defects You should be aware that the American Angus Association has recently posted information on two more defects, “Fawn Calf Syndrome” and Hydrocephalus. You can find out more about these on their website or by contacting our staff. As you make breeding decisions this year you should ask your A.I. representative for current information on the Angus bulls you plan to use…or maybe use a little more Gelbvieh semen. Don’t Forget About Breed Direction While I’m on the subject of selecting A.I. sires, DO NOT forget about the Breed Direction efforts. It seems that we’re in a period of low Choice/Select spreads and evaporating premiums for “upper two-thirds” quality beef because of economic turmoil. Consider this a grace period for us to continue to make progress. When the global economy, as well as our own, recovers we will return to more demand for the middle meats and you’ll be glad that you kept the pressure on for improved carcass merit in the Gelbvieh breed. Herd Assessments Don’t forget about the due date of April 15th for Herd Assessments and the finance charges that apply for fees paid after the deadline. Wayne Vanderwert is the American Gelbvieh Association Executive Director. He can be reached via email at waynev@gelbvieh.org.

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


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We Can’t Live in the Past Andrew Lloyd Webber’s musical Sunset Boulevard tells the story of Norma Desmond, a former silent movie film star. When the talking movies came into fashion, she lost her audience. As an older woman, she longed for the glory of her past. In her mind, silent facial expressions alone made a good movie – not dialogue. As I read this, I wondered how many of us try and live in the past; “the glory days,” when all it took to make a good living and sell great cattle was to breed performance and sell pounds. But times change and so must we if we are to maintain a competitive advantage.

He felt that the Balancer cattle (on average) were better converters than the SimAngus or the Charolais.

The Productivity Committee meeting at Denver, I felt, was insightful and challenging and for those of you that did not make it to the presentation I would like to take a moment to challenge you with the concept of improving feed efficiency. Dan Faulkner from the University of Illinois presented a number of interesting statistics. First he stated that feed costs represent 65 to 70 percent of the cost of beef production. In other words, the biggest factor in profitability is feed. He went on to share with us that poultry has made a 250 percent improvement in feed conversion since 1957 and now sits at a feed conversion ratio of less than 2:1. The pork industry has had similar success and now sits with a feed conversion of less than 3.5:1, while the beef industry has really not changed and has a conversion ratio of greater than 6:1. The other sources of protein are not only stealing market share but also profitability! 12 | April 2009

What can we do?? Obviously we can’t relish the “good old days” and just talk about our great gains and performance (a 1 percent increase in feed efficiency represents a 3 percent increase in average daily gain in respect to profitability). As we enter into the spring season when you begin to make mating decisions for the next calf crop, I would challenge you to add one more factor when creating this next set of calves. Although there is limited data available, it is growing every year with data from ABS Global, Midland Bull Test, University of Illinois, and our own breeders like Eagle Pass Ranch and Lee Leachman. I recently visited with Lee Leachman and one thing he shared with me really encouraged me. Leachman has tested the top 10 to 20 percent of the bulls for individual feed conversion the past two years. They also fed bulls by sire groups in 2004 and 2005. Leachman tested Red Angus, Angus, Balancers, SimAngus and Charolais bulls. He felt that the Balancer cattle (on average) were better converters than the SimAngus or the Charolais. Now, if we can take our cattle to the next level and improve feed efficiency another 5 to 10 percent, we may be able to make a big change in demand for Gelbvieh seedstock. There are now new feed efficiency markers coming out from both Pfizer and Igenity. I would encourage you to make use of those and to look for the proven feed intake bulls to use in your mating decisions. But as I commented last spring when I was encouraging you to select for milk and marbling, we must not overlook the big picture. Do not make any single trait selection decisions. Gelbvieh cattle have repeatedly been sought after by the astute cattleman because of our great roots in the commercial cattle industry with no nonsense cattle that work in the real world – let’s not change that. Vaughn Thorstenson is the American Gelbvieh Association President. He can be reached via email at vwthor@sbtc.net.

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

AGA Directors Rob Arnold 701/624-2051 (H) 6700 Cty Rd 19 S • Minot, ND 58701 Steve Arp 608/846-5186 (H) 551 N Ramsey Rd • Arlington, WI 53911 Ken Flikkema 406/586-6207 (H) 8289 Huffine Ln. • Bozeman, MT 59718 Mark Goes 402/766-3627 (H) 39414 SW 75th Rd. • Odell, NE 68415-3126 Jerry Grund 785/891-3765 (H) 2690 Iron Horse Rd. • Wallace, KS 67761 Dick Helms 308/493-5411 (H) 42041 Dr. 728 • Arapahoe, NE 68922 John Huston jeh7@ra.msstate.edu David Judd 785/566-3770 (H) 423 Hwy K-69 • Pomona, KS 66076-9064 Bob Prosser 928/289-2619 (O) PO Box 190 • Winslow, AZ 86047 Brian Schafer 888/226-9210 (O) 37740 240th Ave. • Goodhue, MN 55027 Nancy Wilkinson 719/846-7910 (H) 23115 CR 111.3 • Model, CO 81059 All approved AGA Board minutes are available for inspection in the AGA office. Board meeting highlights are available upon request.


Sales sales Black Hills Stock Show Gelbvieh/Balancer Sale February 5, 2009 Rapid City, S.D. Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar 9

Bulls

$3,200

7

Heifers

$3,893

Warm, sunny weather greeted buyers and consignors at the 2009 Black Hills Stock Show. Numbers weren’t huge, but the quality was top notch. Topping the sale, and the second highselling heifer of all breeds, was Lot 5, BMB 7061T, the 2009 BHSS Grand Champion Gelbvieh/Balancer Female. This EXAR Pay Stub 40 5S daughter was named National Champion Balancer Female during National Western Stock Show in Denver and made many friends. Vaughn Thorstenson of South Dakota and Skyler Martin of Illinois joined forces to bid $8,000 for this bred homozygous black Balancer heifer. PLA Miss Outer Limits 80U, the Reserve Champion Female, was the second

high selling lot at $7,250. Plateau Gelbvieh of Peetz, Colo., consigned this January 2008 daughter of TOG Twin Oak Outer Limit out of a registered Angus cow. C&L Krajewski of Venango, Neb., was the buyer. Other high selling lots: Lot 16: $4,300—GLWG 744T, a BEA Domino 401P ET son out of the 2007 BHSS Supreme Champion Female BEA 5039R. Jim Beastrom & Wattis Ranch were the consignors; C&L Krajewski of Nebraska the buyer. Lot 10X: $4,000—CJLL Trickster T23, homozygous black 88% bull sired by CJLL Ramblin’ Man R05. CJ&L Livestock of Hermosa was the consignor; Dave Lensegrav of Meadow the buyer. Lot 9: $3,900—ELK CK Wild West 957U, homozygous black, homozygous polled son of ELK CK Maverick 850N from Elk Creek Gelbvieh. Sold to a commercial cow-calf producer in Ekalaka, Mont. Lot 15: $3,600—Thorstenson Gelbvieh consigned this red Balancer son sired by

The 2009 National Champion Balancer Female, BMB 7061T, topped the Black Hills Stock Show Gelbvieh/Balancer Sale at $8,000. Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Blackhawk Cattle Company teamed up to buy this female.

KRT Lazy TV Second Class R87 out of a TBS Monu 3001 daughter. The bull earned Reserve Champion Overall Gelbvieh/ Balancer bull. Lot 8: $3,600—Prairie Hills Gelbvieh of Gladstone, N.D., consigned PHG Sirloin U37, a red purebred Gelbvieh bull out of ELK 957S. This meat wagon scanned a 21.8 REA and Handel Farms of Menno was the buyer.

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Sales sales Iowa Beef Expo Gelbvieh Gold Sale February 10, 2009 • Des Moines, Iowa Auctioneer: Ronn Cunningham Sale Manager: MMS

This black double polled KCF Bennett Kingpin K403 daughter was the high selling female at the 2009 Iowa Beef Expo Gelbvieh Gold Sale. Shellina Hayek of Clutier sold this heifer bred to HYEK Black Impact to Bradac Ranch of North Dakota for a bid of $4,000. 10

Bulls

$3,250

35

Bred & Open Heifers

$2,033

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Total Lots

$2,303

A beautiful day greeted consignors and buyers at the 2009 Iowa Beef Expo Gelbvieh Gold Sale. A top quality offering from six states sold into 11 states by the end of the day. Topping the sale at $10,200 was Lot 1, EBY Western Hauler 028S. The 2008 National Champion Balancer Bull, this homozygous black, homozygous polled herd sire came from Eby Cattle Company at Emporia, Kan. Dromgoole’s Heaven of Richmond, Texas, bought full possession and half semen interest in this sire. Western Hauler was the second high selling bull of all breeds during the 2009 Iowa Beef Expo. The high selling female was Lot 17, TNTF Cupcake 732T, a black double polled daughter of KCF Bennett Kingpin K403. Shellina Hayek of Clutier consigned this heifer A.I.-bred to HYEK Black Impact 3960N. Bradac Ranch of Marmarth, N.D., was the winning bidder at $4,000. Next high seller was Lot 6, PLSN Texas Tea U811, from Paulsen Cattle Company. This JBOB “Junior” 3303K ET black purebred bull sold to Kirkwood Community College of Cedar Rapids for $3,250. Following closely at $3,200 was Lot 5 from Russell Family Livestock of Wisconsin. RSSL Ulrik 84U, a February 2008 son of SS Traveler T510 2T22, sold to McClellan Brothers of Bayard. Two lots chimed in at $3,000 each to round out the top sellers. Lot 2, DTKF Faith’s Maverick 120U ET, is a RUP Rupple Yukon 301P son out of former National Champion Female, BDCG DC Faith 111P. DTK Cattle Company consigned this red homozygous polled herd sire that was purchased by Jim DeGeer of Kansas. Tyler Beenken of Buckingham bid $3,000 to own Lot 31 from C&E Gelbvieh of Decorah. This HYEK Black Impact 3960N daughter out of a NORD Nagurski M142J dam will be stout competition on the show circuit this summer.

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Bits ‘N Pieces bits ‘n pieces Registration Updates  The International Year Code for 2009born calves is “W”. Make sure you use the letter “W” in the tattoo.

 Registration and transfer credits stay

with the member that paid the Herd Assessment on the active cow. The credits do not move with the cow when she is sold and transferred. If the cow has a calf at side when purchased, make sure the seller registers and transfers the calf as well.

of Grafton is the Vice President. Directors include: Jeff Pope, Rick Lammers, Duane Rippe and Brian Bauer. Clay Mead continues at Executive Secretary and Field Representative.

 North Carolina Gelbvieh Association

elected Mick Ainsworth of Jackson Springs as the group’s president. Duane Strider of Asheboro is the Vice President and Lee Teeter of Mt. Ulla is the Secretary/Treasurer.

 The 2009 Herd Assessments were mailed to all adult and junior members in mid-January. Herd assessments must be paid to keep your membership active—this goes for adults and juniors. Assessments are due back in the AGA office by April 15. Late fees apply if not back in the office by April 15th. If you haven’t received your herd assessment, contact the AGA office.

AGA News & Notes  The AGA E-newsletters that are sent

bi-weekly are now archived on the AGA website. There is a link on the AGA home page at www.gelbvieh.org and also under the What’s New page on the website.

DNA Update

Gelbvieh Arrivals

 The Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association launched a new web site for the organization. The newly designed and updated site is at www.oklahomagelbvieh.com.

Steve and Leann Reiste of Rafter R Gelbvieh welcomed Laura Leslie Reiste to the family on May 11, 2008. Steve works with his father, Carl, on the family’s operation near Adel, Iowa, while Leann works at the Dallas County Development Center.

Around the Industry  Josh Fisher of Tappen, N.D., was selected

to attend the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association Young Cattlemen’s Legislative Conference. The YCLC provides young cattle producers with the opportunity to participate in the state’s legislative process. Josh works with his parents, Neil and Deborah Fisher, on a Gelbvieh operation.

 The headquarters hotel for the 2009 AGJA Pride of the Heartland Classic in Des Moines, Iowa, is booked completely full. The overflow hotel is Super 8 of Ankeny (ask for Gelbvieh Juniors room block), 515-964-4503, rate is $55 plus tax.

Junior News

 Igenity and Pfizer Animal Genetics are

both doing the Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM) gene testing. Go to www.igenity. com or www.pfizeranimalgenetics.com for information on ordering test kits and order forms. The board approved AM policy is posted on the AGA website at www.gelbvieh.org. There are some animals that will be required to be tested at AGA’s official parent verification lab, which is Igenity.

State Association News  Gelbvieh Association In Nebraska

elected officers and directors at its annual meeting in late January. Monte Warner of Beaver City was elected President and Randy Kleinschmidt

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Kaisha Jurgens, daughter of Brad & LeAnn Jurgens of Miller, and Justin Taubenheim, son of Mike and Renee Taubenheim of Amherst, were part of the eighth place overall team in the National Skillathon Contest in Louisville, Ky. The Nebraska team also placed third overall in the Quality Assurance portion of the contest. Kaisha is pictured second from left; Justin is third from left.


Junior News junior news Gelbvieh Juniors Excel During National Western Judging Contests Several American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) members participated on state and university judging teams during the 2009 National Western 4-H, FFA, Junior College and Senior College Livestock Judging Contests. Courtney Spencer of Aurora, Mo., was a member of the sixth place overall 4-H Livestock Judging Team from Missouri. Courtney’s dad, Jim Spencer, coached the seventh place overall FFA Livestock Judging Team. Nikki Hojer of Lake Preston, S.D., was part of the third high team overall in the Collegiate Judging Contest Senior Carload Division. Nikki attends South Dakota State University. Zachary Butler of Milton, Tenn., earned high individual honors in the Senior Carload Division of the Livestock Judging. Zach is part of the Oklahoma State University livestock judging team. In the Senior Collegiate Division, Shellie Intermill of Alliance, Neb., earned sixth high individual overall, while Zachary Butler earned seventh high individual overall. Intermill is a member of the University of Nebraska team, while Butler is on the Oklahoma State University team. Butler earned high individual in Overall Beef, while Intermill was fifth. Butler was eighth overall in Beef Reasons. Emily Griffiths competed in the Junior College Division of the Livestock Judging Contest as part of the Black Hawk Community College East team. Emily earned eighth place overall individual, first place in Individual Overall Reasons, first place in Beef Reasons, second place individual Overall Beef, and second place individual Overall Market Steers.

Linquist Farms thanks all of our buyers at the 2009 National Sale and the 2009 Iowa Beef Expo Gelbvieh Gold Sale. RLKL RL Miss Kelly T57 Red, Polled Fall Open Heifer Sold to Cheyanne Rightler of Washington

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Sales sales DMD Livestock 12th Annual Gelbvieh and Balancer Bull and Female Sale

February 2, 2009 Amherst, Neb. Auctioneer: Tracy Harl

February 3, 2009 Arapahoe, Neb. Auctioneer: Tracy Harl, Hastings, Neb. 40 Bulls

$2,280

8

$1,094

Open Heifers

Bright sunshine and nice weather greeted cattle producers at DMD Livestock’s annual production sale at the new sale facility southwest of Arapahoe. Topping the sale was Lot 7, DLW Good Boy 201. This February 26, 2008 Balancer son of CTR Good Night 4743P sold to Swanson Cattle Company of Atlanta for $5,000. The next high selling lot, Lot 12, went for $4,300. DLW Repitition 512U, a February 19, 2008 Balancer bull by EGL Iron Nuts sold to Mark Dannehl of Bertrand. A red Balancer son of LCC Gravity, Lot 37, was the next high selling bull. DLW Red Power 583U, a February 2008 Balancer bull, sold to Crum Creek Land and

78 Bulls 31 Commercial Open Heifers

Livestock of Arapahoe for $3,700. Hunt Farm of Hastings bid $3,600 for Lot 38, DLW Profit Partner 628U. This January 30, 2008, Balancer bull is a son of JRI Profit Agent. Lot 55, DLW Ms. Bullion 5115U, an April 10, 2008 purebred Gelbvieh heifer by JRI Blk Bullion, sold to Backward L Farms of Orleans for $1,600.

December 13, 2008 Max Meadows, Va. $2,395

Bred Heifers

$2,300

Open Balancer Heifers

$1,100

After a cold windy week, an absolutely a beautiful sunny day greeted a good crowd at the annual Little Windy Hill Farms U-Pick-Em Bull and Female Sale. The top bull was Lot 6, a January 1, 2008 Balancer sired by GAR Predestined out of an HAD Knockout dam. Gale Rippey Farms of Galax bought this bull for $3,000. This was a powerhouse bull with a 4.43 ADG that had lots of friends on sale day. A long-time customer, Rippey struck right back with Lot 10, a January 6, 2008 Balancer bull sired by GAR Predestined out of a TLR Cocoa dam for $2,600. High selling purebred Gelbvieh bull was Lot 15, a January 28, 2008, bull sired by LWHF Energizer out of a LWHF Fearless dam. Repeat buyer Roger Cockerham of Low 20 | April 2009

$2,578 $975

DLW Good Boy 201U topped the DMD Livestock sale with a $5,000 bid from Swanson Cattle Company.

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GAR Predestined sired two of the high selling lots at the Little Windy Hill Farms sale.

Gap, N.C., had the winning bid for $2,450. High selling Angus bull was Lot 7, a January 2, 2008 son of Rito 1I2 out of a Sitz Alliance 6595 dam. He sold to Dr. Mark Handy of Ennice, N.C., for $2,100. J&K Gelbvieh of Ava, Ill., purchased the high selling bred heifer for a bid of $4,000. Lot 29, sired by Post Rock I-Back, sold safe-in-calf for a February 2009 calf by SS Objective. Volume buyer was Gale Rippey Farms with nine lots.

Lyn Estergard bid $6,000 for this Kraye Ambush JK 433 son.

Taubenheim Gelbvieh had a great day for its 19th annual sale held at the Ranch, February 2, 2009. Nice weather helped to fill the seats with enthusiastic buyers. Repeat customer Lyn Estergard of Oconto bid $6,000 for the top selling Lot 65, TAU Mr Ambush 115U. Lot 65 is a Kraye Ambush JK 433 son with a TAU Bud dam, He is a halfblood homozygous black, double polled, thick made bull. Estergard also took home Lot 45, TAU Mr. Night Moves 64U. He is a homozygous black, double polled, son of TJB Night Moves (our new herd sire) and a Frontier 596R dam. Dennis Lange of Minden took home Lot 38, a 75 percent homozygous black, double polled TAU Mr. Gunnison 46U for $5,400. Lot 38 was a member of the Reserve Champion Pen of Three Balancers in Denver. Ron & Twila Wherley of Stuart bought Lot 32, TAU Mr. Gunnison 36U, a homozygous black, double polled son of Rupple Gunnison N31 and a TC Freedom dam. He is a moderate framed, easy fleshing, sound made bull from a first calf heifer. Lot 39 went home with Pride and Joy Gelbvieh of Fairmont for $4,200. TAU Gunnison 54U is a homozygous black, double polled halfblood from Rupple Gunnison N31 and a TC Freedom dam. Ron Worm took home eight head of the open females at $950, while Doug and Christy Nelson took home 10 head of the females at $950. The Loring Ranch of Ashby was the volume buyer.


The Final One This is my last column for Gelbvieh World. By the time you read this, I will be starting my first day at a new position with Martin Williams Advertising in Minneapolis, Minn. I will be working in public relations and my primary client will be Pfizer Animal Health. It should be an interesting challenge. I decided after my interview there is a strong likelihood that I’m the only one in the Minneapolis office that has seen a live cow and very definitely would be the only one that owns cows. I reflect back on my 11-1/2 years with the American Gelbvieh Association as a true gift. The producers and members I have worked with over the years truly taught me a whole different side of the beef industry— and for that I am eternally grateful.

I also learned to love a breed of cattle that I knew little about before I started here in August 1997. My dad will tell you that he thought I was nuts when I convinced him we needed to try a Gelbvieh bull on our Angus-based cows. He wouldn’t let me buy a purebred—too much Gelbvieh. However, I did accomplish switching us over to Balancer bulls. After that first calf crop and a 50-pound increase in weaning weights, we never looked back. Nine years later my dad is our best walking billboard for how great Gelbvieh-influenced cattle are. He just can’t understand why more people don’t use these cattle. He says to me last year, “You know we should have used purebred bulls those first few years to truly establish a half Gelbvieh/half Angus cowherd. It would have made things easier later on for using a 50-50 Balancer to maintain.” Hindsight is 20/20! I truly enjoyed watching our junior Gelbvieh members grow up through the program. I see so many of those that were on the junior board or in the junior program when I began involved as active adult Gelbvieh members. I truly

do believe that the American Gelbvieh Junior Association does a better job of preparing its members to be involved in the cattle industry. Our kids truly control their own programs and make their own decisions on the junior program, which is more than most junior breed association members can say. I thank the AGA staff for all of their wonderful support over the years. It has truly been an honor to work with so many talented people over the years. I thank Tom Brink for hiring me all those years ago—even though it took him two in-person interviews with me before making that decision! As he told me recently, “I may have been slow to make the decision to hire you, but I think it was the right one.” Thank you again for all of the memories. I will still be involved in the breed—just as a member now. I may leave the office, but never the Gelbvieh breed. I can always be reached at my personal email: sd_jackrabbit@yahoo.com or via mail at 1435 Hampshire Avenue S, Apt. 306, St. Louis Park, MN 55426.

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Editor’s Desk editor’s desk


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The Next Step for the Beef Industry:

Selecting for Feed Efficiency By Lori Maude

“W Dr. Dan Faulkner

e have done a good job of selecting for outputs, but what about inputs?” That was the challenge issued by Dr. Dan Faulkner from the University of Illinois during the Productivity Committee Meeting at the 2009 American Gelbvieh Association Annual Convention. The University of Illinois has implemented extensive research projects to understand feed intake and efficiency in beef cattle. With its GrowSafe® system at Urbana, the university has the ability to collect individual feed intake on 900 head of cattle at a time. Faulkner shared the findings of that research during the committee meeting.

“Feed costs represent 65 to 70 percent of beef production cost,” explains Faulkner. “A 1 percent improvement in feed efficiency has the same economic impact as a 3 percent improvement in rate of gain. That’s how important efficiency is to the equation.” Faulkner explained that in terms of feed to gain ratio, the other protein species are miles ahead of the beef industry. Poultry is at a less than 2:1 ratio, meaning less than 2 pounds of feed to equal one pound of gain. The swine industry is looking at a 3.5:1 ratio and decreasing all the time. To put it in perspective, the beef industry averages just over a 6:1 ratio. In the past it has been difficult and expensive to gather the data necessary to measure feed efficiency in cattle. “The labor requirement and the lack of social interaction for the cattle decreased the intake and skewed the results in the past,” explains Faulkner. “It was also difficult to compare cattle at similar body compositions.” With the development of ultrasound and the GrowSafe® feeding systems, the ability to gather this information became easier and less expensive than before. Serial ultrasound measurements at 12th rib backfat, marbling and ribeye area, allow researchers to collect data for comparisons at different endpoints related to feed efficiency. Faulkner says the danger in selecting based on Feed:Gain ratio is that this selection practice leads to increased cow size, increased leanness and increased feed intake resulting in decreased digestibility and increased heat increment. He recommends instead selecting on Net Feed Efficiency, otherwise known as Residual Feed Intake (RFI). Residual Feed Intake is the difference between an animal’s actual feed intake and expected feed intake based on its size and growth over a specific test period. RFI is moderately heritable and may reflect an animal’s maintenance energy requirement. This measurement is independent of body size and growth rate. “Selecting for Net Feed Efficiency has no effect on rate of gain and no effect on animal size,” says Faulkner. “It also reduces feed intake by 10 to 12 percent and improves F:G ratio by 9 to 15 percent.” 22 | April 2009

He adds that selecting for Net Feed Efficiency also lowers heat production by 9 to 10 percent, lowers methane emissions by 9 to 12 percent and reduces manure nitrogen, phosphorus and potassium per unit of gain by 15 to 17 percent. This becomes more important with increasing environmental regulations in some areas of the country. One of the projects conducted by the University of Illinois in 2006 took six high use Angus sires and five high use Simmental sires and mated them with cows of the opposite breed, as well as their own breed. Faulkner added that the Simmental bulls were not high marbling in the breed, but the Angus bulls were some of the high marbling bulls in the breed.

Table 1. Feedlot Performance & Carcass Characteristics Sire Breed

A

S

S

A

Dam Breed

A

A

S

S

Initial Wt., lbs.

377

359

432

409

Final Wt., lbs.

1347

1343

1450

1429

ADG, lbs/day

3.24

3.30

3.40

3.41

Intake, lbs/day

18.4

18.2

19.0

18.5

Feed/gain

5.67

5.53

5.61

5.42

RFI, lb

.23

-.01

-.25

-.63

Carcass Wt., lbs.

837

835

901

888

Fat, inches

.66

.45

.36

.49

REA, sq. in.

13.3

13.9

14.5

13.9

YG

3.6

2.8

2.7

3.1

Marbling

730

614

574

610

*A=Angus, S=Simmental; Marbling Score 500=Low Choice


Table 2. 2007 University of Illinois Sire Study Sire

No. Hd.

Grain

F/G

DMI

ADG

HCW

Value $

REA

BF

Marb

Forage

RFI

RFI

A

23

-.58

4.53

17.9

3.95

835

1144

14.5

.61

547

-.18

B

19

-.42

4.65

18.2

3.91

866

1226

13.9

.61

586

-.03

C

17

-.10

4.42

17.8

3.85

821

1174

14.0

.59

608

-.46

D

27

.10

4.78

18.1

3.78

833

1231

14.8

.68

622

.44

E

23

.12

4.74

17.7

3.73

789

1122

13.6

.73

612

.29

F

18

.95

4.96

17.9

3.61

772

1078

13.6

.59

579

.00

*Value $, base price $83.35, using five year average grid for pricing. Marbling Score, 500=Low Choice.

The project collected the following data:

• all standard performance information • individual feed intake, efficiency and RFI • all standard carcass measurements • serial ultrasound and hip height • chute exit speed (behavior) • DNA (blood) collected on every animal

follow through to forage because of the initial data from this project.” The steers were early-weaned calves on three diets varying in starch levels. The results from the 2007 project are found in Table 2. “We are truly just beginning to explore feed efficiency on forage and many of our future projects will look at forage efficiency as compared to steer mates in the feedlot,” shares Faulkner. “We are also planning a project looking at heifers that are RFI evaluated and their performance on endophyte-infected fescue.” “We’ve never selected hard for feed efficiency, so we have room for improvement,” says Faulkner. “We’ve never selected for feed efficiency, so we also have a long ways to go.”

The RFI range on the Simmental sires used had a range of -.89 to 1.14, while the six Angus sires ranged from -.65 to .72. “We also Editor’s note: Dr. Dan Faulkner’s entire presentation is available in a wanted to evaluate the efficiency of crossbreds versus purebreds,” PDF format on the AGA web site. Go to www.gelbvieh.org, click on the explains Faulkner. Resources page (left column) and go to Presentations. The results from that project are located in Table 1. Faulkner noted in the 2006 study, that the cattle on Simmental dams were heavier at final weight and also had the best RFI regardless of Member sire used. “The project showed that it wasn’t just crossbreeding, but the breed of the dam impacted final performance in this project,” Blackhawk shares Faulkner. Cattle Co.– the Skyler Martin In a 2007 study, the Illinois researchers “Monsoon” home of 1200 S. Blackhawk Road looked at six different sires in feedlot “Monsoon”! Oregon, IL 61061-9762 performance and carcass data, but also BTBR Mr. Black Cross 3002N ET 815•732•7583 followed the heifer mates to measure their forage RFI. To measure forage RFI, researchers used the GrowSafe system and fed a totally forage diet to the heifers. “Good feedlot RFI did not equate to efficiency on forage in all cases,” says Faulkner. “We are doing more research to

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Breeder's corner

Bill, Nancy & Sydney

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Texas

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Junior Updates

Junior News junior news

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CYSTORELIN®

A Big Iowa Junior Thank You

(gonadorelin diacetate tetrahydrate)

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

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

The Iowa Gelbvieh Junior Association had a big fundraising event at the 2009 Iowa Beef Expo. The funds are being raised to support the 2009 AGJA Pride of the Heartland Classic set for July 6-11 in Des Moines. Roy and Nancy Holste of Triple H Farms at Clarinda donated an open heifer to be sold at the Iowa Beef Expo. Judd and Velista Martin cared for the heifer. 4M Gelbvieh of Fontanelle purchased her for $2,600. Jim Horton of Horton Gelbvieh near Fort Dodge donated Pick of the 2007 Bred Females in his herd. Tyler Beenken of Buckingham was the junior in charge. Two Step Ranch of Farley bid $1,500 for the opportunity to select a bred female from Horton’s herd. A syndicate was also put together with donations from breeders in seven states to support the fundraising effort for Junior National. The total syndicate donation is $5,100. The auction of the heifers raised $4,100 with a total amount raised at $9,200. Thank you to all that supported this important fundraising event. Syndicate Donations $400 J Bar M Gelbvieh, Missouri $250 Triple K Gelbvieh, Kansas Prairie Grove Gelbvieh, Iowa $200 Golden Pyramid Genetics, Iowa Kenyon Cattle, LLC, Iowa Williamson Gelbvieh, Iowa Seedstock Plus, Missouri MMS, Iowa/Georgia Linquist Farms, Iowa $150 Cib’s Gelbvieh, Iowa DTK Cattle Co., Iowa Hilltop Farm, Wisconsin J Bar K Cattle Company, Illinois Sauer’s Valley View Farm, Minnesota $100 Beckman Gelbvieh, Iowa FMH Gelbvieh, Iowa Single Oak Gelbvieh, Iowa Blackhawk Cattle Company, Illinois 32 | April 2009

McCreary & McCreary, Iowa DDM Gelbvieh, Illinois Double D Farms, Illinois Paulsen Cattle Company, Iowa Rafter R Gelbvieh, Iowa Russell Family Livestock, Wisconsin Little Sioux Gelbvieh Ranch, Iowa Circle S Ranch, Kansas M & P Gelbvieh, Nebraska 13 Roses Gelbvieh (Tim & Sue Campbell), Iowa Post Rock Cattle Company, Kansas 4M Gelbvieh, Iowa Jim and Barb Posusta, Iowa Tom, Anthony and Pete Kopriva, Iowa ABCS Gelbvieh, Iowa Beenken Farms, Iowa $50 Lone Oak Gelbvieh, Iowa Arp Gelbvieh, Wisconsin Martens Gelbvieh, Iowa Taylor Family Gelbvieh, Iowa $25 Shady Grove Gelbvieh, Iowa Rafter R Gelbvieh, Iowa

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

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


Shows shows Black Hills Stock Show Gelbvieh & Balancer Show February 5, 2009 Rapid City, S.D. Judge: Randy Daniel, Colbert, Ga.

Grand Champion Bull/Champion Balancer

Grand Champion Female/Champion Balancer

Reserve Champion Bull/Reserve Balancer

Reserve Champion Female/Reserve Balancer

GLWG 744t Wattis Ranch, Wyoming/Jim Beastrom, South Dakota Sire: BEA Domino 401P ET

KRT Lazy TV Class U226 Thorstenson Gelbvieh, Selby Sire: KRT Lazy TV Second Class R87

Champion Gelbvieh Bull CJLL Trickster T23 CJ&L Livestock, Hermosa Sire: CJLL Ramblin’ Man R05

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Reserve Gelbvieh Bull

PHG Sirloin U37 Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Gladstone, N.D. Sire: ELK CK 975S

BMB 7061T Beastrom & Sons, Pierre Sire: EXAR Pay Stub 40 5S

PLA Miss Outer Limits 80U Plateau Gelbvieh, Peetz, Colo. Sire: TOG Twin Oak Outer Limit

Champion Gelbvieh Female GDX 807U Amanda Duxbury, Wessington Sire: HYEK Black Impact

Reserve Gelbvieh Female GDX 834U Goldux Gelbvieh, Wessington Sire: RTRT Solution ET

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Dixie National Gelbvieh Show February 9, 2009 Jackson, Miss. Judge: Chris Mullinix Head Shown: 22 *Premier Breeder: Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull GGGE 3G Unrivaled 888U Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Female

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female

GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ultrabright 890U Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Rio Bravo 564R

GGGE 3G Ursula 837U Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Space Cowboy 628S

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Bull AHLG Gaucho 84T Triple L Farms, Oakland Sire: TON Berettas Cowboy 1R

Sales sales North Dakota Golden Rule Sale January 26, 2009 Mandan, N.D. Auctioneer: Chisum Peterson Sale Manager: Purple Haven Enterprises 30 Bulls

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A good crowd enjoyed quality cattle and good fellowship at the annual North Dakota Gelbvieh Association Golden Rule Sale in late January. Topping the sale at $10,500 is an SAV 8180 Traveler 004 son out of a GAR 517C daughter. This black, polled Balancer bull exemplifies consignor Brown Gelbvieh Ranch’s program. Double C Ranch of Ada, Minn., was the buyer. Golden Buckle Gelbvieh earned next high seller honors with Lot 9, DCHD GLDN BKL GELV Uffda 030U. Keith Trautman of Cleveland bid $4,100 to own this black polled son of DCH Hille R126 Roy. 36 | April 2009

Lot 6 from Cranview Gelbvieh of Minot earned a bid of $4,000 from Martin Gelbvieh of Rock Lake. This black, polled 2-year-old son of TJB Jagermeister 229M ET is deep and powerful. Also earning a $4,000 bid was Lot 14 from Gross’ Range Line Farm of Minnesota. Diamond D Gelbvieh of Mandan found this TLR Cocoa 35C son as a good fit for their breeding program. Rounding out the top selling bull lots was Lot 10 from Golden Buckle Gelbvieh. Davidson Gelbvieh of Ponteix, Sask., bid $3,900 for this non-diluter red DCH Hille R126 Roy son out of an EGR Ellis 788G dam. Cranview Gelbvieh earned top selling female honors with Lot 44, CRAN Lulabelle T701. This red bred daughter of TJB Jagermeister 229M ET sold bred to JCGR Bar GT Louie 2J. Kevin Stanoch of St. Joseph, Minn., bid $3,200 for this female. Chimney Butte Ranch earned a $3,100 bid on two of their bred heifer consignments. Scott Bradac of Marmarth selected DCH

SAV 8180 Traveler 004 sired the high-selling lot in the sale.

Hille Three Timer 803T ET to add to his herd. This DAR Pure Power daughter sold bred to Hille T512 Testosterone. Martin Gelbvieh of Rock Lake selected Lot 42, DCH Hille T114 Taco, from Chimney Butte Ranch. This DAR Pure Power daughter out of a BTI Red Alert 2077K female sold bred to Hille S128 Scone, a Carolina Fortune son.


New Members new members The following individuals joined the American Gelbvieh Association or American Gelbvieh Junior Association during the month of February. Junior members are denoted with an asterisk (*).

Kansas

Ohio

Kanhoma Gelbvieh, Coffeyville Ottley Cattle, Oakley

Chaney Farms, Hillsboro Jonathan Flora, Covington

Illinois

Cobbe Farms, Frakes Shannon Wade, Cynthiana Shelley Wade Meyer, Cynthiana Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana Lowell Thomas, Bowling Green

Douglas C. Thies, Campbell Hill *Anna Ring, Oregon *Abbie Ring, Oregon *Bode Martin, Oregon *Allissa Martin, Oregon

Iowa Kirkwood Community College, Cedar Rapids Eads Angus Farm, Milton

Kentucky

Tennessee Jimmy Allen, Adams

Texas *Lindsey Hutchings, Montgomery

Washington *Cheyanne Rightler, Airways Height

Missouri JKAR Cattle, Maryville Dennis & Karen Clark, Flemington Raptor’s Ridge, Blue Eye

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Management

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WHAT’s YOUR GPA? American Gelbvieh Association’s Newest Program

Gelbvieh Performance Advantage S

ince the early days of the Gelbvieh breed in the United States, Gelbvieh breeders have placed a high value on performance data as a means of proving the merit of Gelbvieh seedstock. As Gelbvieh breeders and members of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA), we realize much is asked of you in terms of a seemingly endless stream of data that is submitted to the association. While this data provides a significant value in terms of more accurate EPDs and overall breed improvement sometimes it seems like we ask for a lot but may not give back as much in return. In the spirit of adding value to your AGA membership and your Gelbvieh cowherd the seeds of the Gelbvieh Performance Advantage (GPA) program were sown. The fundamentals of this program serve to provide a tool to promote the performance aspects of an individual AGA member’s operation. Flexibility within the GPA program encourages each producer to set and work within performance oriented goals that best serve to produce the Gelbvieh or Balancer product their customer is seeking. AGA members attaining GPA levels, see page 40, will be able to promote they have met the criteria established in the program. Think of how breeders currently promote Dam of Merit. Status will be also promoted within AGA materials, on the AGA websites and members can use logos on their own promotional materials. The Gelbvieh Performance Advantage Program, unique within the seedstock industry, provides a new means for Gelbvieh producers both small and large to promote the performance aspects of their program. 38 | April 2009

How will it work: AGA members can qualify at specific levels based on established criteria. Criteria will be based primarily on collection and submission of performance data as well as using sires that meet or exceed certain requirements. How many levels will there be: Three — Bronze, Silver and Gold. What is required to reach these levels: Members will be able to pick from a menu, see page 39, in order to accumulate the points necessary to reach each level. Validation Process: The process will require submission of a simple questionnaire/application which identifies criteria completed towards a specific GPA level. What is the time frame for this qualification: GPA status will be awarded yearly based on the previous calendar year. Applications will be returned on or before May 1 so that the information can be validated in time to be included in the June/July Herd Reference edition. Who is eligible: All AGA and AGJA members in good standing are eligible to participate in this program. Full details and program worksheets can be found on the AGA Website at http://www.gelbvieh.org/library_resources.htm


Management

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WHAT’s YOUR GPA? Examples to meet program levels

Performance Record Submitted

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Bronze 100 Pts

Silver 200 Pts

Gold 300 Pts

Birth Weight and Calving Ease on current calf crop

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Totals Sire Selection Standards 1 - Tenderness Standard - or comparable Moleculer Breeding Value As of 1/1/2009 bulls have a score of at least : • Pfizer/Bovigen - GPD >= -.7 (2 stars or better) • Igenity WPSF Effect >=-.7 (Tenderness 4 or better) 2 - $ Carcass Value Standard >= $6.50 3 - “Gelbvieh Trait” Standard • Milk EPD >= 10 • Scrotal Circumference EPD >0

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Gelbvieh Performance Advantage

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WHAT’s YOUR GPA? GPA Levels

GPA GOLD… Producers reach this level by collecting and submitting data on the highest percentage of performance data points. These herds also tend to have a high percentage of AI breeding as well as routinely DNA test this season’s calves. Sire selection places a strong consideration on the AGA’s breed improvement goals. Attaining this level requires 300 Points.

GPA SILVER… Silver level producers, in addition to standard types of measurements, typically collect a greater amount of data on animals later in their production cycle. This can include complete yearling data on females, as well as a variety of measurements on mature cows. Ultrasound data collection and DNA testing is usually a standard practice amongst these breeders. 200 Points required at this level.

GPA BRONZE… Gelbvieh producers at this level gather performance data above the minimum standards set for the breed. Typically a good mix of performance data collection, DNA testing and Sire Selection standards categorizes a breeder at this level. A total of 100 Points, from any combination of categories from Chart on page 39 is required at this level.

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Kyle Kendrick

Junior Voice junior voice 2008-2009 AGJA Board of Directors

Getting Ready for Classic Hello out there, is anyone inside reading the Gelbvieh World? Or is everyone outside working with their show cattle? Greetings junior members! As I sit down to write this, the weather is beautiful. Weather like this gets me excited about all the spring jackpot cattle shows and summer shows that are on the way. I know everyone else is probably just as excited or maybe even a little more excited about the animals they have to show this summer. Or maybe you haven’t chosen your show calf yet. That’s O.K.! Time is getting closer but it is not too late to start. That perfect show heifer or show steer is still in your pasture, or maybe someone else’s lot, just waiting to be pampered. Check out the Gelbvieh World for a sale near you. Check with your state Gelbvieh organization or call someone you met last year at the Classic. Maybe someone knows where you might find what you’re looking for in another state. You still have a couple of months to finalize what you are going to be showing this summer. Don’t give up – start making plans! As you all may know, this year’s Junior Classic is located in Des Moines, Iowa. It is again somewhat centrally located in the United States so get ready to head to the Midwest. The host state of Iowa has been busy putting lots of time and effort into planning and organizing the week to ensure that it will be a successful, fun-filled week that will never be forgotten. Junior members, I encourage all of you to take the opportunity this year to make the Pride of the Heartland Classic the

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

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

June 12-14: AGJA Eastern Regional Show, Lebanon, Tenn. Sponsored by Tennessee Gelbvieh Association & Tennessee Junior Gelbvieh Association 42 | April 2009

best classic that we have ever had! Bring the best cattle you have, take your best Gelbvieh cattle photos and set your mind to participate in all of the contests at this year’s Junior Classic. Some things to start thinking about as the Junior Classic gets closer include considering some new contests that you might want to try this year. Think about giving a new contest a try. You know that one of us board members is going to ask you to join if we see you haven’t signed up. You may want to brush up on the tips you learned from last year’s contest, whatever they may be. What do you want to learn this year? How to speak in public? More judging terms? A new trick to be a better showman? How to take that special picture? The Classic is the time for you the JUNIOR MEMBER to show off your skills and have a chance to meet new people from all over the country and open doors to opportunities you never imagined! The time you spend preparing NOW will only better your ability to show off your skills during the Classic. Are you a new member who has never been to the Gelbvieh Junior Nationals? I would encourage any first-time member, or any other member who has any questions or just would like to know how the whole week works, to pick up the phone or send us an email. The AGJA Board would be happy to help you in any way possible. Kyle Kendrick is the AGJA President and can be reached at kjk5h4@missou.edu. July 6-11: AGJA Pride of the Heartland Classic, Des Moines, Iowa Sponsored by Iowa Junior Gelbvieh Association and Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa Watch for entry forms on these shows in the mail late April or early May. Junior members: You need to pay your 2009 dues (mailed in late 2008) & your 2009 Herd Assessments on females that will calve in 2009 (mailed in mid-January) to be eligible to show in AGJA-sponsored shows. If you have questions, contact Dana Stewart at 303-4652333 or email her at danas@gelbvieh.org

Kyle Kendrick, President (2010) H: 6590 County Rd. 249, Palmyra, MO 63461 P: 573-735-4243 • C: 573-822-2952 Email: kjk5h4@mizzou.edu Sydney Wilkinson, Vice President (2009) H: 23115 CR 111.3, Model, CO 81059 S: PO Box 8132, College Station, TX 77843 P: 719-680-7910 Email: sydneykellums@neo.tamu.edu Andrew Lindgren, V.P. of Leadership Development (2009) H: 1565 US Hwy. 136, Atlanta, IL 67123 P: 309-392-2054 • C: 309-825-0089 Email: jlindg@mtco.com Nikki Hojer, Secretary (2009) H: 43968 208th St., Lake Preston, SD 57249 S: 212 Hansen Hall, Brookings, SD 57007 P: 605-860-8723 Email: nlhojer@jacks.sdstate.edu Tara Krajewski, Treasurer (2009) H: 75485 Rd. 316, Venango, NE 69168 P: 308-352-8299 Email: tara_krajewski@hotmail.com Carrie Tilghman (2009) H: 690 Lick Branch Rd., Glasgow, KY 42141 P: 270-404-0828 Email: carrie.tilghman@uky.edu Keaton Kendrick, (2010) H: 6590 County Rd. 249, Palmyra, MO 63461 P: 573-735-4243 • C: 573-822-2951 Email: kakrmd@mizzou.edu Katie Sullivan (2010) H: 34850 Magnolia Farm Rd., Robertsdale, AL 36567 P: 251-931-3068 Email: stargazer2cool@aol.com Justin Taubeneheim (2010) H: 19035 Grand Island Rd., Amherst, NE 68812 P: 308-826-5185 Email: mandrtaub@aol.com Zach Butler, Ex-Officio H: 1065 Greenvale Rd., Milton, TN 37118 P: 615-308-8628 • C: 615-286-2799 Email: southernboy1099@aol.com

Adult Advisors: Mike & Toni Shrewsbury 1980 SE Wilson Rd., Lathrop, MO 64465-9723 816-528-3644 Email: mshrews@northmo.net Al & Mary Knapp 18291 158th St., Bonner Springs, KS 66012 913-724-4105 Email: knappa@swbell.net Dana Stewart, Staff Advisor 10900 Dover St., Westminster, CO 80021 O: 303-465-2333 • C: 501-278-9132 Email: danas@gelbvieh.org


JuniorShows juniorshows Dixie National Junior Gelbvieh Show February 1-4, 2009 • Jackson, Miss.

Champion Gelbvieh Female

GGGE 3G Cowgirl Tess 705T Jennifer Newcomb, Batesville Sire: JRI Extra Exposure 285L71 ET

Iowa Beef Expo Junior Heifer Show February 14-15, 2009 • Des Moines, Iowa Judge: Chris Mullinix

Champion Balancer Heifer

Julianna Kruse, Murray

Reserve Balancer Heifer Reserve Gelbvieh Female

TON Earline Whitney Thompson, Batesville Sire: KIT Urlacher M28 ET

Bailey Beckman, Middletown **No Pictures Available of Gelbvieh Champions Champion Gelbvieh Heifer

Torrie Brownlee, Truro **No Pictures Available of Gelbvieh Champions Reserve Gelbvieh Heifer

Tyler Beenken, Buckingham

Illinois Junior Beef Expo

February 21-22, 2009 • Springfield, Ill. Judge: Roger Eakins, Jackson, Mo. Champion Gelbvieh Bull

AHLG Gaucho Daniel Gaines, Batesville Sire: TON Berettas Cowboy

Reserve Champion AOB Heifer Reserve Gelbvieh Bull

TON Taylor’s Pride Taylor Robertson, Batesville Sire: SNB Echos Express

BAG Miss Unquestionable 35U Michael Ring, Oregon Sire: HSAF Bando 1961 *Entry is a Balancer heifer.

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Ad Index ad index 3G Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 26 Adkins Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 AGA Foundation Semen Sale. . . . . . . . . . . 25 B&W Farms, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Bar Arrow Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . 17, 27 Bar IV Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 27 Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Blackhawk Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 23 Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational Sale. . . . . . . 7 Boehler Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Bow K Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Brandywine Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Cattlemen’s Connection. . . . . . . . . . . . 10, 11 C-Cross Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Cedar Top Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Chimney Butte Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Circle M Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Circle S Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 CJ&L Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 46 Clinch Mountain Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Country Boy Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Cranview Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29, 41 Cunningham, Ronn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Danell Diamond Six Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . 28 DDM Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 DMD Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Double Bar H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Dromgoole’s Heaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Eagle Pass Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19 Eby Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 Elk Creek Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Flying H Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48 Gallaway Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch. . . . . . . . . . 27, 37 Gelbvieh Bull Barn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Gelbvieh Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Goettlich Gelbvieh Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Goldrush Genetics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14, 15 Green Hills Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29

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GS Ridge Top Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 H & H Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Hart Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Hartland Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Hickory Hill Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Hill Top Haven Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 J Bar M Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 J&D Kerstiens. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 J&K Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Judd Ranch, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Jumping Cow Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47 Kalina Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Kitley Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Kleinschmidt Farms Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . 28 Knoll Crest Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Lambert, Doak. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Lemke Cattle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Leonhardt Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . 30, 46 Linquist Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19, 26 Little Bull Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Little Windy Hill Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Locust Hill Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Lone Oak Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Long Leaf Station. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 M&P Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Maple Hill Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Markes Family Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Martin Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 McCabe Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Merial/Cysterellin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 33 Mettler Sale Management. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Middle Creek Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Miller, Jason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 MMS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 National CUP Lab. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 NN Bar Ranch, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 NS Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Oswald Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

Paulsen Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Pfizer Animal Genetics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Pine Ridge Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Pleasant Meadows . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Poker City Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Pope Farms Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Post Rock Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Pritchard Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Purina Accuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 R Jar Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Rasmussen Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Register Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16, 29 Rocky Top Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Rogers Valley Farm Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . 28 Rotert/Harriman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 San Juan Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Schafer Farms, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Schroeder Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Seedstock Plus, LLC. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Seuferer Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 SFP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 South Texas Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Sunview Acres . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 Swanson Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 Taubenheim Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29 The 88 Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 Thorstenson Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 44 TNT Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Treble Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 Triple K Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Triple L Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Two Step Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 VanWinkle Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28 White Brothers Gelbvieh. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . 26 Williams Land & Cattle Auction Co.. . . . . 31


Places to Be places to be April 2009 April 3 April 4 April 4 April 4 April 8 April 11 April 11 April 16 April 18 April 23-25 April 25 April 29-May 3 April 29-May 1

June 2009 Midwest Performance Bull Sale, Bloomfield, IA Circle S Ranch Going to Grass Production Sale, Canton, KS Schroeder Ranch 11th Annual Bull Sale, Mitchell, SD C-Cross Cattle Company Spring Turn-Out Bull & Female Sale, Biscoe, NC Midland Bull Test Gelbvieh/Balancer Sale, Columbus, MT West Virginia Beef Expo Gelbvieh Sale, Jacksons Mill, WV Knoll Crest Farm Total Performance Bull Sale, Red House, VA 63rd Annual IBEP Bull Sale, Springville, IN Eby Ranch Annual Bull Sale, Emporia, KS AGA Board of Directors Spring Meeting, Westminster, CO Four State Gelbvieh Association Annual Sale, Diamond, MO Beef Improvement Federation Annual Symposium, Sacramento, CA 58th Annual Florida Beef Cattle Short Course, Gainesville, FL

May 2009 May 2

Bluegrass Gelbvieh Female Sale, Mt. Sterling, KY

June 5-7 AGJA Western Regional Show, Yankton, SD June 6-8 Kansas & Nebraska Gelbvieh Juniors State Show, Tonganoxie, KS June 12-14 AGJA Eastern Regional Show, Lebanon, TN

July 2009 July 6-11 AGJA Pride of the Heartland Junior Classic (National Junior Show), Des Moines, IA

August 2009 Aug. 3-5 Aug. 21

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

September 2009 Sept. 12 Sept. 19 Sept. 19 Sept. 19

Genetic Progress II, Fruitland, MO Southern Belles Vol. IV Sale, Bricton, GA Seedstock Plus Female Showcase Sale, Lathrop, MO Virginia Gelbvieh Association Fall Meeting/Field Day, Host: Little Windy Hill Farm, Max Meadows, VA

Editor’s Note: If you have sale or event information for this listing, please email the information to katied@gelbvieh.org. This includes tours, expos, field days and other Gelbvieh events. Places to Be at www.gelbvieh.org contains additional contact information for each event.

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