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Official Publication of the American Gelbvieh Association

January 2010

Does Your Bull Pass the Test?


January 2010, Vol. 24, No. 5

Contents contents Features 20 Does Your Bull Pass the Test?

By Mark Parker

22 N.A.I.L.E. Gelbvieh Show ‘Wows’ Judge

By Jennifer Scharpe

46 AGA Unveils New Advertising Plan

News 12 AGA’s GPA Program – Qualifications for 2009 Management Year 30 Body Condition Useful Winter Tool for Cattle Breeding 32 Coming to Your Mailboxes

Sales 19 Ozark Pride Sale 30 Greater Montana Gelbvieh Select Female Sale

Shows Junior Shows 41 Tulsa State Fair 41 N.A.I.L.E. Gelbvieh Show Open Shows 26 Tulsa State Fair 41 West Virginia State Fair 43 State Fair of Texas 44 South Carolina State Fair

Departments Contact Us President’s Message Guest Editorial By Willie Altenburg Bits N Pieces

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Jr. Voice Places to Be AGA New Members Ad Index

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On the cover: The bull sale season is on. With a renewed interest in crossbreeding, the Gelbvieh breed is in a prime position to be the commercial cattleman’s choice this breeding season. The Gelbvieh bull on this month’s cover stands in a pasture ready to work at the Rollins Ranch in Okeechobee, Florida.

EDITOR: Jennifer Scharpe E-mail: jennifers@gelbvieh.org PRODUCTION: Katie Danneman E-mail: katied@gelbvieh.org

“Gelbvieh World” (ISSN 1084-5100), is published monthly except for February, June and October for $35 for one year. The American Gelbvieh Association, 10900 Dover St., Broomfield, Colorado 80021-3993.

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Vaughn Thorstenson

President’s Message president’s message

AGA Executive Committee

Now is the Time What a wild ride… No I’m not talking about a horse or even the long trips I’ve had with Jim Beastrom to Denver this past year, what I’m talking about is my tenure on the Board. It has been a very rewarding experience and I really appreciate the opportunity each one of you has given me to serve these past six years as your representative. This year has been exceptionally busy and rewarding. We have been working on the computer conversion, reorganizing the office and most recently hiring a new Director of Breed Promotion. When I was elected to the Board six years ago, we initiated a plan to promote the Gelbvieh breed called the 5-year plan. We assessed a $2 per head additional fee that was set aside to be used only for breed promotion. I will admit that at the outset we were attempting too many different projects for our budget. We were successful however in getting some valuable carcass research information that was placed in advertising and brochures this summer. We also advertised on Superior and RFD TV, promoted the Maternal Edge Female sale and expanded The Profit Picture as well as other promotional activities. This past year we decided that the best way to use the promotional dollars was to put field representatives back out in the country. We hired two capable individuals on a part-time basis. I think that Don and Steve are already beginning to have an impact on the demand for Gelbvieh seedstock in their individual areas. This still leaves a lot to be done especially through the middle of the U.S. where we have not placed a field representative yet. That brings us to where we are currently. As the board interviewed the final 4 candidates for the Breed Promotion position, I became convinced we really should hire two full-time individuals. We actually made motions at the August board meeting to hire two full time individuals one focusing more on the seedstock side and the other more on the commercial side. Of course the issue was money. We do not have the resources currently to fund two positions. I know there would be value to having a seasoned full-time breed promotion  | January 2010

person to cover the middle of the U. S. It is the area with the most Gelbvieh seedstock. Back when we made the decision to set aside an extra $2 per head for promotional purposes Marcus Hayne was adamant and one of the main driving forces in the promotional endeavor. He said over and over that now was the time we had to expand our influence – I feel it was urgent then and even more so today. We have to be even more aggressive today with the cow herd nearing the lowest number in decades and with the renewed interest in crossbreeding, I feel now is definitely the time to boldly step forward. I hope that as I leave the office of President that you will stand with me and embrace our need to once again raise money and create the commercial demand for Gelbvieh seedstock that will pull through to the registered seedstock sales. I would like to see another two dollars added to our registration costs but I know for many of you that may be too much to ask, so I ask you to leave an extra cow on the inventory… or to possibly embrace a voluntary program… or maybe we as a breed need to embrace a “fee based” marketing person that would be able to help market Gelbvieh seedstock. Now is the time to act; now is the time to get involved. Obviously, the most important person to the success of the Gelbvieh breed is you, it is me. No one (two or three) person(s) is going to be able to do the promotion alone, but I do think that myself and I’m sure many of you, could benefit from having direct help in organizing and strengthening our individual marketing programs. I challenge you to invest in marketing! Each one of us invests every year in new genetics (semen, embryos, seedstock). When was the last time you invested in improving your ability to effectively market? 2010 is the year to do it and together we will make Gelbvieh the most Profitable Continental Breed of Choice in the U.S. Vaughn Thorstenson is the AGA President. He owns and operates Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus near Selby, S.D. He can be reached 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 john.e.huston@gmail.com 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.


Willie Altenburg

Guest Editorial guest editorial

Your A.I Program - Young sires, Is the Risk Worth the Reward? By Willie Altenburg, Genex Cooperative, Beef Marketing Manager

Using young sires on a cross section of 30 percent of your herd is adequate.

As the spring breeding season approaches, breeders choose their sires and genetic inputs for their herds affecting them for years to come. These will be no small decisions. The choices are using 1) well proven, high accuracy A.I. sires; 2) young sires with much hope and promise, but some risk; plus 3) natural service sires; and probably a combination of all three. The natural service sires most often resemble the latter group, usually younger bulls, of lower accuracy. So as you attend bull sales, read the ads, talk to fellow breeders on the telephone, it is hard to maintain your direction and discipline. Often in the heat of a bull sale, a syndicate is formed on a young sire with many dollars invested to the point where breeders have no choice but to use a young unproven bull heavily just to “protect their investment.” Sometimes breeders use a young sire to have the first calves, but are disappointed long-term.

Using young sires in groups

The 70:30 “Rule of Thumb” A good “Rule of Thumb” is the 70:30 rule. That is to use 70 percent proven sires and 30 percent young sires. Using a well proven, high accuracy bull or group of proven bulls on 70 percent of your cows and heifers will usually give you the results you desire and expect. No surprises. It usually results in predictability in calving of first calf heifers, growth, maternal traits, plus strong reference sires to measure your young sires against. And then use only 30 percent young, low accuracy sires. This is where you can take chances, using the exciting “young stars” to help you “get on the ground floor.” Being “the first to have them” has to be weighed against, “I wished I had never used him.” Young sires who leave you a few daughters on their first usage may be a good thing. Just sample him, you can always go back and use him hard after he has a more accurate proof. 10 | January 2010

An even better system to using a single young sire as your 30 percent is using several young sires in the group. This is an even safer way of spreading your risk. If you are using 30 straws of young sire semen, consider using 10 straws of three different bulls. The group will perform as the average of the group, even if one bull is inferior. This is a safe way to use young sires. Consider your natural service bulls as young sires As mentioned earlier, natural service bulls are generally the youngest genetics bulls you will be using. So consider them, young sire, low accuracy sires. This may be all the more reason to use higher accuracy, more proven sires in your A.I. program. Using calving ease when breeding heifers One consideration when breeding heifers, especially when making Balancers by using Angus and Red Angus on Gelbvieh heifers, is to pay special attention to calving ease and lower birth weights; even more critical than when breeding heifers to their own respective breed. Crossbreeding and hybrid vigor starts at conception, therefore choosing Angus with special attention to calving ease is important. A larger framed, heavy muscled Continental heifer is half of the genetics and 100 percent of the uterine “incubator,” and therefore, the reason to choose a sire with extreme calving ease to assure less dystocia at calving time. And there are many well proven sires for several traits to choose from. This issue’s guest editorial was provided by Willie Altenburg. In addition to working for Genex Corporation, Willie raises Simmental, Angus, and SimAngus cattle. Willie can be reached at 970-568-7881 or by email at waltenburg@crinet.com.

303/465-2333 Main Phone 303/465-2339 fax 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 Director of Communications Jennifer Scharpe (ex. 485) jennifers@gelbvieh.org Production Manager/Graphic Artist Katie Danneman (ex. 486) katied@gelbvieh.org Area Coordinator Commercial Marketing Don Danell dond@gelbvieh.org Area Coordinator Commercial Marketing Steve Peddicord stevep@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


Management

News news AGA’s GPA Program – Qualifications for 2009 Management Year In April 2009 the American Gelbvieh Association unveiled the Gelbvieh Performance Advantage (GPA) program. The “What’s your GPA?” article on page 38 of the April 2009 Gelbvieh World outlined the program and the qualification levels for this program. The purpose of rolling the program out at that time was so that members could evaluate what qualifications

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they currently met and what additional items they wished to incorporate into their 2009 management program to meet either the Bronze, Silver or Gold recognition levels. From January 1, through April 15, 2010 we will be accepting qualification forms for the first full year of this program. Instructions and qualification forms can be

found on the AGA website in the Library/ Resources section or can be obtained by requesting them from the AGA office. An April 15th deadline, that coincides with the Herd Assessment deadline, will allow us to review the forms in time to recognize qualifying members in the July 2010 Herd Reference Edition of the Gelbvieh World. We would appreciate that the qualification forms and worksheets be filled out completely and any supporting documentation included. Multiple memberships that include animals that are managed together can be submitted on one application and will be recognized at the achieved level of those grouped memberships. Long term we envision that performance oriented buyers of Gelbvieh genetics will seek out programs that have attained either the Bronze, Silver or Gold status. Think of how breeders currently promote Dam of Merit status. We look forward to your participation in this program and its continued growth and recognition in the coming years. How will it work: AGA members can qualify at specific levels based on established criteria. Criteria will be based primarily on collecting and submitting performance data as well as potentially using sires that meet or exceed certain requirements. How many levels will there be: Bronze, Silver and Gold level. What is required to reach these levels: Members will be able to pick from a menu in order to accumulate the points necessary to reach each level. Validation Process: Initially the process will require submission of a simple questionnaire/application certifying meeting of criteria at specific level. What is the timeframe for this qualification: GPA status will be awarded yearly based on the previous calendar year. Ideally Applications will be returned by April 15 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


Bits ‘N Pieces bits ‘n pieces National Convention and Stock Show News  Gelbvieh…There’s an app for that. We are looking forward to a great 2010 American Gelbvieh Association Annual Convention. We hope to see you all in Denver and wish you safe travels!  If you are unable to join us in Denver for the National Gelbvieh Sale, you can watch and bid live on the Internet. Simply go to www.dvauction.com and create a username and password to login. You will then be able to view the sale and bid on any of the lots, almost the same as if you were sitting in the stands at the NWSS. If you wish to bid, you will need to go to the DV Auction website and click on the “Apply For Bidding” button and fill in the necessary information at least 72 hours prior to the sale. The National Gelbvieh Sale will be held on January 10 at 5:00 p.m. MST. Sale day phone numbers are 701-220-7843 or 701-527-2196.  Own a Piece of Gelbvieh History. During the AGA social on Saturday, January 9, the American Gelbvieh Foundation will auction the first ten sculptures in a limited series of 50. The sculpture, “The Legacy of Giving,” represents the cowboy

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hat belonging to Bud Beastrom that was passed around at a board meeting during the early days of the association. The funds collected in that hat essentially preserved the herd book. More information on how to purchase numbers 11 through 50 of the series will be available soon. For more information, please contact Dana Stewart at 303-465-2333. Registration Updates  The 2010 Herd Assessments will be arriving in your mailboxes very soon. The sooner you return your Herd Assessments the sooner we can send out your EPDs.  The International Year Code for 2010 born calves is “X”. Make sure you use the letter “X” in the tattoo.  When you fax in registration applications, make a photocopy as light as it can go and still show the information on your end. Then, fax the lightened copy to the AGA office. If you fax the original registration applications they are so dark the data entry gals can’t read anything. If you fax in the registration application, you do not need to mail a hard copy. Please call the AGA office to make sure the fax was received.

AGA News and Notes  Calling all former AGJA Board Members: AGAJ wants to stay in touch with you. If you are a former AGJA Board member, please help us update our records with your current mailing and email address. Information can be sent to danas@ gelbvieh.org or contact Dana Stewart at 303-465-2333.  The AGA is offering two different management videos free of charge. Both VHS tapes are from Elanco Animal Health. The titles of the videos are: Cow Condition Scoring and Investing in the Future – Replacement Heifer Management. To obtain a copy of either of these videos, contact the AGA office.  Calling all Photographers – The Gelbvieh World is looking for new stock photos. We use these photos in the Gelbvieh World, The Profit Picture, and other communications sent out from the American Gelbvieh Association. We are looking for good quality, high resolution photos of all aspects of the Gelbvieh breed and beef cattle production. Use your imagination and creativity to capture interesting images of Gelbvieh and Balancer animals, feeder calves and sale barns, feedlots, pastures, landscapes, cattle handling, seasonal photos, etc. Here are a few photography tips: the best time to take photos is in the early morning or late afternoon; potential cover photos need to be taken vertically; keep an eye on the background items in the photo; take photos of the best quality Gelbvieh and Balancer animals; save images as a high resolution. All photos submitted will become property of the American Gelbvieh Association and used at our discretion. Unfortunately, we cannot pay you for your photos, but hopefully with high quality photos we will be better able to tell our story and promote the breed. Photos can be submitted by email to jennifers@gelbvieh.org or sent to the AGA office. The names of those who submit photos will be placed in a drawing for a free ¼ page black and white ad in the Gelbvieh World in an issue of the individuals choosing.


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Sales sales 5th Annual Ozark Pride Gelbvieh Female & Bull Sale Hartland Farm & J Bar M Gelbvieh October 10, 2009 Stella, Mo. Auctioneer: Jason Miller, Quaker City, Ohio Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service 14 Yearling Bulls

$1,760

1

$2,300

Open Heifers

29 Bred Heifers

$1,820

26 Cow-Calf Pairs

$2,915

3

Bred Mature Females

$2,200

1

Embryo Package

$1,400

The cow-calf pairs offered on the Ozark Pride sale were in high demand. Hartland Farms sold Lots 25 and 25A for a top seller price of $11,000. RHRT Gina ET is an August 2007 daughter of OZZ Ext Governor 3N with a September 2009 black bull calf at side. J Bar M Gelbvieh sold Lots 23 and 23A at $4,500. JEMG Liberty T215 is a September 2007 daughter of RHRT Pinball ET, with a September calf from JBOB

Carolina Hero 4659M ET. Both of these pairs were purchased by Shane Lake, Neosho, Mo. Lot 1, a donor female from J Bar M Gelbvieh, was the second high selling lot on the sale. JBOB 2308J ET sold for full possession and 50 percent embryo interest for $7,000 to Sam Harris of Stark City, Mo. J Bar M also sold the top open heifer. Lot 10A is a January 2009 red ET heifer calf from JEMG R03 ET and sired by KIT Tabasco J26 ET. Shane Lake from Neosho, Mo., purchased this heifer for $2,300. Shane Lake also purchased the high selling bred heifer at $4,000. A Hartland Farm consignment, MYFM 34T is a December 2007 daughter of DCSF Post Rock Granite 200P2. This lot sold safe in calf to JBOB Carolina Hero. Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo., purchased a Hartland Farm cow-calf pair for $5,250. RHRT Cora ET is an August 2007 model cow sired by JBOB Carolina Hero 4659M ET and sold with a Carolina Fortune September bull calf.

This donor female, JBOB 2308J ET, sold for $7,000 for full possession and one-half embryo interest.

A high selling bred mature female was owned by J Bar M Gelbvieh and was purchased by Shane Lake for $2,700. JEMG R38 ET is a September 2005 female sired by DCSF Post Rock Top Brass ET and sold safe for an October calf to SEMG Vision 6S. The high selling yearling bull was RHRT U61 ET, a September 2008 son of JBOB Carolina Hero 4659M ET. This Hartland Farms lot sold for $3,300 to Lincoln Gelbvieh of Linneus, Mo.

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Management

Feature feature

Oklahoma State University Veterinarian Dave Sparks

Does Your Bull Pass the Test?

A breeding soundness exam is cheap insurance against marginal breeders. By Mark Parker

He has the pedigree, the EPDs and the looks but the big money question is, will he settle your cows? “Actually, a better question to ask,” says Oklahoma State University Veterinarian Dave Sparks, “is when will he settle your cows?” “The major misconception out there is that the big issue is sterile bulls,” he explains. “Total sterility isn’t that common. What we’re really looking for in breeding soundness examinations are marginally fertile bulls. Those bulls are like having a hole in your pocket— they’re going to slowly bleed you to death.” The ejaculate of a healthy bull will have billions of sperm cells. Of those, roughly 10-50 are going to survive the daunting obstacle course of the cow’s reproductive tract to arrive at the fallopian tubes at the right time for conception. And if the bull is subfertile, the odds of success go downhill like a Rocky Mountain sleigh ride. “Under the right conditions, that marginally fertile bull will settle 20 | January 2010

a cow,” Sparks points out, “but what if there are three cows in heat at the same time? There’s roughly a 12-hour window to settle that cow and a marginally fertile bull simply is not going to perform at the level you need.” The catastrophic scenario, of course, is preg-checking the herd and finding out none of them are bred. That happens, according to Sparks, but it’s far more typical to end up with a strung-out calving season. “What really kills you is having to go through two or three cycles to get a cow bred,” he asserts. Consider this: A 21-day delay in breed-back deals you an estimated 35-lb. loss in calf weight at weaning time. If a 5-weight calf brings $1.15/lb., that’s 40 bucks and change in lost revenue. Extend that scenario to several cows conceiving two or three heat cycles later than optimum and, well, you do the math. During that period of lost productivity, the cow continues to eat and the upkeep meter keeps running. In addition, Sparks points out, once a cow descends into a late calving pattern, you’ll probably never catch her back up. Translation: At weaning time, her calves will be light, young and


Far left: A high sperm count with a low percentage of abnormal cells and good motility greatly increase the odds of conception. Left: A bull with below a low sperm count may very well settle some cows but the chances that he’ll accomplish that on a timely basis are pretty bleak.

less valuable year after year after year after year. Calves have to be about two months old or 200 pounds to adequately utilize nutrition from forage. That means calves born late not only don’t have as much time to graze and grow, they’re also probably hitting a late-season period when grass is on a lower nutritional plane so performance suffers further. And if you’re a producer who has put some pride and effort into developing a quality cow herd, there’s yet another shoe to drop. “If there are fertility issues, we usually assume it’s the cow’s problem,” Sparks says. “We think, ‘well, some of them are having calves so the bull must be okay.’ The result is that late and open females that we worked very hard to develop end up getting culled when it may not have been their fault—genetically superior cows go to town for salvage prices.” The easy solution to all this is a bull breeding soundness examination for every bull, every year. Just because he was okay last year, Sparks points out, is not a good reason to bet on him this year. “Last year has absolutely no bearing on this year,” Sparks says. “Bulls get injured, they get tumors, they get infections. God put that bull’s scrotum outside the body cavity for a reason. Testicles cannot function at body temperature. That means anything that causes a fever in a bull, even for a short time, can kill all of his sperm cells. It’s very possible that it’s a temporary condition and when his temp drops he’ll start making new cells. The problem is that there’s about a six-week pipeline for new cells to proceed through the male reproductive tract and become available for delivery. And if you’ve got cows in heat during that period…” Breeding soundness exams encompass structural soundness and other issues in addition to sperm quantity and quality. The need for good feet and legs is obvious and since bulls identify female estrus by sight, vision is also critical. The penis, sheath and scrotal circumference are also evaluated. Standards for semen count, motility and the percentage of abnormal cells are established and give the bull owner a breeding soundness report card. According to the University of Illinois, 10-25 percent of bulls tested are subfertile or have physical problems that reduce their ability to perform. Most experts advise having bulls tested 30 to 60 days prior to the breeding season. According to Sparks, timing of testing depends on individual operations. “You want him tested as close as possible to when you’re going to use him,” he says, “but don’t put yourself in a corner. If there’s a problem, you need to have some time to react. You don’t want to be in the position of having to run out and buy any old cow freshener you can get your hands on and you don’t want to be forced to spend more money than you need to.”

One more misconception Sparks frequently bumps into regarding bull fertility is when a producer purchases a bull that’s “guaranteed.” “A lot of purebred breeders guarantee that a bull is a breeder in lieu of testing him,” he explains. “That’s great but it’s not going to do you much good that fall when you end up with open cows. If several months have passed, that breeder may feel that the problem occurred after the bull was sold and rightfully so—it’s going to be impossible to know. Your best protection is to get that bull tested on the way home or as soon as you possibly can. That eliminates all kinds of potential problems.” At somewhere in the $35-55 range, the cost of a breeding soundness exam, Sparks concludes, is a darn good investment: “If you can get just one calf born one heat cycle earlier, you’ve got your money back. I’d call that pretty cheap insurance.”

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Breeding Soundness Exams

Feature feature


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N.A.I.L.E. Gelbvieh Show ‘Wows’ Judge Gelbvieh breeders paraded 64 animals into the showring for the 2009 N.A.I.L.E. Ring of Gold Gelbvieh and Balancer show November 20 in Louisville, Ky. Lee Denzer of Galva, Ill., evaluated the Gelbvieh and Balancer females and bulls that were shown by 36 exhibitors.

Often during the show, Denzer commented that even though the show was not great in numbers it was great in quality of animals exhibited. Denzer borrowed a comment from a judge of a previous day’s N.A.I.L.E. breed show to say, “Wow.” He said he was impressed with the quality of the show and the progress of the Gelbvieh breed. Receiving the honor of grand champion Gelbvieh female was SWCC Kali 801U ET. This February 2008 daughter of SLC Freedom 178F ET is owned by Stillwater Cattle Co. and Butler Creek Farm. This female was first named champion junior heifer. The reserve champion Gelbvieh female was shown by Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. This winning entry, 3GGE 3G Cowgirl Ultrabright 890U, is a May 2008 daughter 22 | January 2010

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female

Grand Champion Balancer Female

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Female

Reserve Champion Balancer Female RTRT Kassie U52 ET Rylee Owen, Mason, Texas Sire: RTRT Solution

of GGGE 3G Rio Bravo and was also the champion intermediate heifer. The grand champion Balancer female and junior division champion was BCFG Butlers Carefree 534U. Zachary Butler, Milton, Tenn., showed this winning heifer. The female is sired by Lemmon Newsline C804 and was born in February 2008. Showing the reserve champion Balancer female and champion intermediate heifer was Rylee Owen, Mason, Texas. RTRT Kassie U52 is a May 2008 daughter of RTRT Solution. Winning the Balancer bull show was GGGE 3G Warlock 928W, a February 2009 son of GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors. Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., showed this grand champion bull that was first named champion spring bull calf. Jumping Cow Gelbvieh of Ramah, Colo., showed the reserve champion Balancer bull and champion junior bull. JCGR BAR GT Cobalt 159U is a February 2008 son of RID R Collateral 2R. The honor of grand champion Gelbvieh bull went to JDPD Akin 140W. This January 2009 son of JHG Premonition 66 was shown by The Dromgoole’s Heaven of Richmond, Texas. This bull was first named champion winter bull calf. The reserve champion Gelbvieh bull and

champion senior bull calf was shown by John Shearer, Canton, Kan. CIRS 278U2 is a November 2008 son of EGL Fosters LO17ET. Emily Griffiths was named the Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor for the 2009 N.A.I.L.E. Gelbvieh and Balancer Show. Once again, Brad and Carol Ridinger of Jumping Cow Gelbvieh and Ridinger Cattle Company from Colorado were selected as Premier Herdsman. The following are the division winners from the Gelbvieh and Balancer shows. Each listing includes animal name, exhibitor name, exhibitor’s hometown, and animal’s sire.

SWCC Kali 801U ET Stillwater Cattle Co., Columbus, Mont. & Butler Creek Farms Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

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

BCFG Butlers Carefree 534U Zachary Butler, Milton, Tenn. Sire: Lemmon Newsline C804

Gelbvieh Female Division Winners: Champion Gelbvieh Spring Heifer Calf: JDPD Rumor Has It 407W; The Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas; Sire: JHP Premonition 66 Gelbvieh Reserve Spring Heifer Calf:

DBJ DD Pip’s Lil Bella WP00; Jessica Johnson, Parksville, Ky.; Sire: JHG Premonition 66


Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull

JDPD Akin 140W The Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas Sire: JHG Premonition 66

Grand Champion Balancer Bull GGGE 3G Warlock 928W Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors

Champion Gelbvieh Spring Heifer Calf JDPD Rumor Has It 407W The Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas Sire: JHP Premonition 66

Gelbvieh Reserve Spring Heifer Calf DBJ DD Pip’s Lil Bella WP00 Jessica Johnson, Parksville, Ky. Sire: JHG Premonition 66

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Bull CIRS 278U2 John Shearer, Canton, Kan. Sire: EGL Fosters LO17ET

Reserve Champion Balancer Bull JCGR BAR GT Cobalt 159U Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo. Sire: RID R Collateral 2R

Gelbvieh Champion Winter Heifer Calf:

Gelbvieh Reserve Junior Heifer:

RID R Loni 901W ET; Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo.; JCGR BAR GT Flash

GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ursula 837; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: GGGE 3G Space Cowboy

Gelbvieh Reserve Winter Heifer Calf:

Balancer Female Division Winners:

GGGE 3G Way West 910SW; Kayla Reynolds, Crab Orchard, Ky.; Sire: XXB Titus 880K Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf:

JTPF Blue Well 037U ET; Blue Well Farms, Lebanon, Tenn.; Sire: KIT Tabasco J26ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Winter Heifer Calf GGGE 3G Way West 910SW Kayla Reynolds, Crab Orchard, Ky. Sire: XXB Titus 880K

Balancer Champion Spring Heifer Calf:

GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wit 950W; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors Balancer Reserve Spring Heifer Calf:

Gelbvieh Reserve Senior Heifer Calf:

SHWD MS Mary Kay; Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky.; Sire: BTI Extra 2106K ET

GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wisdom 951W; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf JTPF Blue Well 037U ET Blue Well Farms, Lebanon, Tenn. Sire: KIT Tabasco J26ET

Balancer Champion Winter Heifer Calf: Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Heifer:

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

STRM Bed of Roses 171W ET; Stream Cattle Co., Chariton, Iowa; Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET Balancer Reserve Winter Heifer Calf:

Gelbvieh Reserve Intermediate Heifer:

TEMB Tahanee 46U; Amanda Hennings; Hartley, Iowa; Sire: JHG Premonition 66 Gelbvieh Champion Junior Heifer:

SWCC Kali 801U ET; Stillwater Cattle Co., Columbus, Mont.; Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wanda 906; Robert Lloyd Reynolds, Crab Orchard, Ky.; Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf: VER Miss Georgia 916U; The

Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas; Sire: B C Matrix 4132

Gelbvieh Reserve Senior Heifer Calf SHWD MS Mary Kay Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky. Sire: BTI Extra 2106K ET

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North American International H H H

Gelbvieh Reserve Junior Heifer

Balancer Champion Spring Heifer Calf

Balancer Reserve Spring Heifer Calf

Balancer Champion Winter Heifer Calf

Balancer Reserve Senior Heifer Calf

Balancer Reserve Intermediate Heifer

Balancer Champion Intermediate Bull

Gelbvieh Reserve Spring Bull Calf

Gelbvieh Reserve Winter Bull Calf

Gelbvieh Reserve Senior Bull Calf

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull

Gelbvieh Reserve Senior Bull

GGGE 3G Cowgirl Ursula 837 Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Space Cowboy

STRM Bed of Roses 171W ET Stream Cattle Co., Chariton, Iowa Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

GGGE 3G Uganda 895U Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors

SLWD MR Sterling Silver 33U Shelley Meyer, Cynthiana, Ky. Sire: RTRM Headline

GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wit 950W Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors

PAWS 821U Cameron L. Burns, Pendleton, S.C. Sire: S A V 8180 Traveler 004

SYDB Butter Bean Sydney B. Bigger, Media, Ill. Sire: JEB Polled Gizmo

JDRF Diesel T09 Justin Dean Ridenhour, Salisbury, N.C. Sire: JRI Extra Exposure

Balancer Reserve Senior Heifer Calf:

Balancer Champion Junior Heifer:

PAWS 821U; Cameron L. Burns, Pendleton, S.C.; Sire: S A V 8180 Traveler 004

BCFG Butlers Carefree 534U; Zachary Butler, Milton, Tenn.; Sire: Lemmon Newsline C804

Balancer Champion Intermediate Heifer:

RTRT Kassie U52 ET; Rylee Owen, Mason, Texas; Sire: RTRT Solution Balancer Reserve Intermediate Heifer:

CTTK Summer Star U63; Tyler Bitzer, Shelbyville, Ky.; Sire: T C F Expection 48 24 | January 2010

Balancer Reserve Junior Heifer:

RID R Raven Collateral 810; Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo.; Sire: RID R Collateral

GGGE 3G Cowgirl Wisdom 951W Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors

CTTK Summer Star U63 Tyler Bitzer, Shelbyville, Ky. Sire: T C F Expection 48

GGGE 3G Warpaint 913W Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: RID R Collateral

CTTK Frontier Justice Tyler Bitzer, Shelbyville, Ky. Sire: CTTK The Judge

Balancer Bull Division Winners: Balancer Champion Spring Bull Calf:

GGGE 3G Warlock 928W; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors Balancer Reserve Spring Bull Calf:

BCFG Butlers Home Run 10W; Zachary Butler, Milton, Tenn., Sire: BCFG Butlers Ole


North American International H H H Balancer Champion Intermediate Bull:

GGGE 3G Uganda 895U; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors Balancer Champion Junior Bull:

JCGR BAR GT Cobalt 159U; Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo.; Sire: RID R Collateral

Gelbvieh Bull Division Winners: Gelbvieh Champion Spring Bull Calf: RID R

G-Force 922W; Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo.; Sire: JCGR BAR GT Flash Gelbvieh Reserve Spring Bull Calf:

SYDB Butter Bean; Sydney B. Bigger, Media, Ill.; Sire: JEB Polled Gizmo Gelbvieh Champion Winter Bull Calf:

JDPD Akin 140W; The Dromgoole’s Heaven, Richmond, Texas; Sire: JHG Premonition 66 Gelbvieh Reserve Winter Bull Calf:

GGGE 3G Warpaint 913W; Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; Sire: RID R Collateral Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull Calf:

CIRS 278U2; John Shearer, Canton, Kan.; Sire: EGL Fosters LO17ET Gelbvieh Reserve Senior Bull Calf:

SLWD MR Sterling Silver 33U; Shelley Meyer, Cynthiana, Ky.; Sire: RTRM Headline Gelbvieh Champion Junior Bull:

CIRS Direct Current 1LU; D bar L Land & Livestock, Sylvia, Kan.; Sire: EGL Fosters LO17ET Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull:

JDRF Diesel T09; Justin Dean Ridenhour, Salisbury, N.C.; Sire: JRI Extra Exposure Gelbvieh Reserve Senior Bull:

CTTK Frontier Justice; Tyler Bitzer, Shelbyville, Ky.; Sire: CTTK The Judge

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Shows shows Tulsa State Fair Gelbvieh and Balancer Shows October 2, 2009 Tulsa, Okla. 40 Entries

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Female

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Bull

Grand Champion Balancer Female

Reserve Champion Balancer Female

Grand Champion Balancer Bull

Reserve Champion Balancer Bull

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Cow-Calf

JDPD Secret 101U1 Dylan Enyart, Vinita, Okla. Sire: JHG Premonition 662SET

LARM 8W3 Commotion Monty Laman, Orlando, Okla. Sire: GALG Kevlar 18R3

JRI Enhancer 53U21 Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo. Sire: EGL Sleep Nights 2179

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

RTRT Kassie U52 ET Dromgooles Heaven, Mason, Texas Sire: RTRT Solution

GALG Gunner 3W8 Gallaway Gelbvieh, Mulhall, Okla. Sire: FLR 5L Norseman King 2291

JDPD Akin 140W Dromgooles Heaven, Mason, Texas Sire: JHG Premonition 662SET

LJMC Tenderness 9002W Courtney Larson, Argonia, Kan. Sire: EGL Tenderloin N407

GALG Ms Wakachi Monty Laman, Orlando, Okla. Sire: JRI Extra Exposure 285L71ET


Management

News news

Body Condition Useful Winter Tool for Cattle Breeding To promote a profitable calf crop in the spring, cow-calf operators should be examining the body condition of pregnant animals throughout the winter months. “Use of body condition scores is an appropriate method of adjusting feeding programs as needed for pregnant replacement heifers and cows,” said Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension cattle specialist. Replacement heifers especially need to be put on a winter feed program that will allow them to maintain body condition and gain weight until they calve this spring. “A replacement heifer needs to weigh about 85 percent of its potential mature weight at calving time next spring,” Selk said. Since few cattle producers actually have scales or weigh heifers frequently enough to see exactly what weight they possess at any given time, Selk said cow-calf operators should be monitoring body condition to make certain heifers are on track. The goal is a body condition score of six for

first-calf heifers. Research indicates heifers in a body condition score of six will calve normally and will not have increased calving difficulty. Furthermore, such heifers tend to rebreed well and generate adequate milk supplies so the calf will have access to high-quality colostrum. Selk said the old rancher’s tale of trying to calve heifers in thin body condition is a belief that has been very costly to cattle producers over the years. “Cow-calf operators who keep heifers thin will not decrease calving difficulties but will decrease rebreeding rates significantly,” he said. “In addition, 2-year-old heifers often will produce low quantities of first milk called colostrum, through which immunity to disease is passed on from mother to offspring. This means that the calf may not have sufficient diseaseprotecting antibodies and have a greater chance of experience health problems.” The same rules of body condition are applicable for cows. However, research indicates cows have more latitude than heifers.

“Data shows if cows are calved in the high-half of the five body condition score, and then maintain this body condition until they rebreed, then cows generally show good success as breeding stock,” Selk said. An animal with a body condition score of five will be moderate to thin. The last two or three ribs are visible, and there is little evidence of fat in the brisket, over the ribs or around the tailhead. Cows and heifers in a body condition score of six present a good smooth appearance throughout the body. Some fat deposits are visible in the brisket and over the tailhead. The ribs are covered and the back appears rounded. “It’s important to adjust operational management to account for more prolonged winter weather, especially if you have a colder, wetter winter than you’ve experienced during the past several years,” Selk said. This article was written by Donald Stotts, Oklahoma State University Communications Specialist. Stotts can be reached at 405-7444079 or by email at donald.stotts@okstate.edu.

Sales sales 2009 Greater Montana Gelbvieh Select Female Sale October 16, 2009 Billings, Mont. Auctioneer: Lyle Allen Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service

The 2009 Greater Montana Gelbvieh Select Female Sale and Big Sky Gelbvieh Female Futurity were held on October 16 in conjunction with The NILE in Billings, Montana. The sale and futurity were sponsored by the Montana Gelbvieh Association. The top selling lot and futurity winner was lot 14, PHG World Class W11. Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Gladstone, N.D., consigned this February 2009 Balancer heifer sired by

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Sales sales Greater MT Sale... continued from page 30 11 Open Heifers

$1,560

7

Bred Heifers

$1,860

1

Pick of Herd

$1,600

Mytty In Focus. Middle Creek Farms of Bozeman, Mont., purchased this heifer for $2,500. The runner-up in the futurity and high selling bred heifer was KHR 826U. Jim and Kathy Bjorkman, Oilmont, Mont., consigned this March 2008 daughter of RID R Collateral 2R and A.I. bred for a February calf to JRI Prime Cut. Jeanette Rankin was the winning bidder on this lot for $2,200. Another top seller was Lot 9, MHD Sweet Tabasco 48W, which sold for $2,100 to Kicking Horse Ranch. This January 2009 daughter of KIT Tabasco J26 ET was consigned by M Heart D Gelbvieh Ranch, Stevensville, Mont. The pick of the 2009 calf crop at SR Gravely Gelbvieh of Avon, Mont., was purchased by Steve Cellarer of Billings, Mont. An additional high selling lot was MHD Flash Dance 36W. This February 2009 Balancer heifer was sired by Ayres New Upgrade 297. M Heart Gelbvieh Ranch consigned this lot that was purchased by Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo.

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News news Coming to Your Mailboxes The AGA will soon be sending out a very important mailing. There are several items that will be included in that mailing that requires your attention. Here are the items to be on the lookout for:

✖ Herd Assessments for 2010 ✖ Registration Applications for January-July 2009 born calves ✖ Membership Questionnaire ✖ AGA Member Survey ✖ Junior Award Sponsor Requests for the 2010 AGJA Lone Star Classic

✖ American Gelbvieh Foundation Giving Form All of the items are due April 15. However, remember the old adage, “The early bird gets the worm.” The sooner you send in your Herd Assessments, the sooner we can give you updated EPDs, Lifetime Cow Summaries, and Registration Applications for 2010 calves.

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Breeder's corner

J&D Kerstiens,

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JDKG

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Illinois

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Mike, Kathy, Troy and Tracy 589 Azalea Lane • Flora, IL 62839

618-673-2771

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Indiana 3 G Ranch

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Bulls & Heifers

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Minnesota

Paulsen Cattle Co.

Hand-Picked Top-Shelf Genetics Red & Black Purebred & Balancer

Darrel & Sue Paulsen H: 712-437-2213 C: 712-229-0419 plsncc@netins.net

Traci Paulsen & Joe D’Souza H: 563-359-1006 C: 563-340-2001

Brandywine Farm Tom Scarponcini

Paulsen Cattle Co. Registered Gelbvieh Cat tle with Form & Function 13411 200th Ave. • Milo, IA 50166 Rande & Grant • (515) 971-5135 Email: randlseuferer@iowatelecom.net

McCabe Cattle Co.

Two Step Ranch

563-543-5251

563-543-4177

Lacey McCabe

Pat and Jay McCabe

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

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Kansas

30474 Brandywine Road Rushford, MN 55971

507-864-2063 Purebred A.I. Seedstock Bulls and Heifers Available. Cell: (913) 219-6613 H: (913) 724-4105 Bonner Springs, KS 66012 FAX: (913) 724-4107

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e-mail: knappa@swbell.net

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SFI Schafer Farms, Inc.

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Missouri

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

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REGISTERED GELBVIEH

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VanWinkle Farms

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ra l M Cent

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Nebraska

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H: 308-497-2249 C: 308-750-1544

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Montana

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N. Dakota

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S. Dakota

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Rob Arnold

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

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Oklahoma

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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: jgarner@pinehurst.net

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Texas

W L H

LITTLE WINDY HILL

F

Doug & Sue Hughes

QUALITY GELBVIEH CATTLE

Farms

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

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Virginia

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Bulls & Heifers for Sale

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To receive the savings, simply fill out the Round-Up Advertising Sheet (available on www.gelbvieh.org), attach payment of $175, and send to the AGA office.

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Advertise Your Operation in Gelbvieh World or the Profit Picture Contact Don or Steve to discuss your options.

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Katie Sullivan

Junior Voice junior voice 2009-2010 AGJA Board of Directors

Making a Difference Wow, it is hard to believe another year has come and gone already, and the junior classic in College Station, Texas, will be here before we know it! This new year brings so many opportunities. As junior members we should take advantage of all our resources to help make a difference within the Gelbvieh breed, and the beef industry. The American Gelbvieh Association offers many items such as their promotional pamphlets and brochures that include techniques on how to raise your Gelbvieh cattle for success in the show ring, as well as outstanding cattle in the pasture. The Gelbvieh World is another exceptional resource that provides current and up to date information on issues in the beef world as well as what is happening in the Gelbvieh breed.

By promoting the Gelbvieh breed within your state and county you make a difference, but if we all do it together, the difference can be huge. It is important for us as young showmen and cattle producers to improve our breed and better our product because we are the future of the beef industry. I live on a small farm in south Alabama with about 40 head of cattle. Compared to some of the larger breeders who have hundreds of head of cattle, I sometimes wonder how my small 40 | January 2010

herd can make a difference. It’s simple really, just by exhibiting quality Gelbvieh cattle at local shows I am introducing a wonderful breed to some people who do not realize the benefits our breed has to offer. The tiny differences you make over time often add up to make a big difference in the long run. If you have a ton of cattle the difference you can make has a lot of significance too. It doesn’t matter whether you are big or small; if we all work together we can build our breed up and raise the standards of the beef industry. Taking action to help make a difference can be simple. As I said earlier, exhibiting your cattle at shows will raise the awareness about Gelbvieh cattle. I recently sold one of my Gelbvieh bulls to a commercial breeder in my area and now several other breeders are interested in the Gelbvieh breed because of their excellent milk, muscle, and growth ability. I know it may not sound like a big difference yet, but the Gelbvieh influenced cattle in my area are steadily increasing, which could eventually lead to a bigger difference. For you it may be taking your cattle to a show and talking to people about your cattle and what the entire Gelbvieh breed has to offer. Handing out brochures and business cards are a good way to get people interested, plus it gives them a way to contact you in the future. The junior Gelbvieh association chooses an ambassador every year who is selected at the junior classic and their task is to help promote the Gelbvieh breed on a national, state, and local level; however, just because you do not hold a leadership title such as ambassador or director, you as a member hold the most important role. By promoting the Gelbvieh breed within your state and county you make a difference, but if we all do it together, the difference can be huge. In order to make a difference you have to dream big. So shoot for the moon, even if you miss…you’ll land among the stars. Katlynn Sullivan is AGJA Vice President of Leadership and can be reached at stargazer2cool@aol.com

Kyle Kendrick, President (2010) 6590 County Rd. 249, Palmyra, MO 63461 P: 573-735-4243 • C: 573-822-2952 Email: kjkendr@students.neoam.edu Andrew Lindgren, Vice President (2011) 1565 US Hwy. 136, Atlanta, IL 67123 P: 309-392-2054 • C: 309-825-0089 Email: Andrew.lindgren@olympia.org Katie Sullivan, Vice President of Leadership (2010) 34850 Magnolia Farm Rd., Robertsdale, AL 36567 P: 251-931-3068 Email: stargazer2cool@aol.com Keaton Kendrick, Secretary (2010) 6590 County Rd. 249, Palmyra, MO 63461 P: 573-735-4243 • C: 573-822-2951 Email: keatonk@students.neoam.edu Justin Taubeneheim, Treasurer (2010) 19035 Grand Island Rd., Amherst, NE 68812 P: 308-826-5185 Email: mandrtaub@aol.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: daherin@hughes.net Janelle Hayek (2011) 2814 Hwy. E43, Clutier, IA 52217 P: 319-330-1647 Email: jjhayek@iastate.edu 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: nlhojer@jacks.sdstate.edu Adult Advisors: Mike & Toni Shrewsbury 1980 SE Wilson Road Lathrop, MO 64465 816-528-3644 mshrews@northmo.net Al & Mary Knapp 18291 158th Street Bonner Springs, KS 66012 913-724-4105 knappa@swbell.net Staff Advisor: Dana Stewart 303-465-2333 danas@gelbvieh.org


JuniorShows juniorshows Tulsa State Fair Jr. Gelbvieh Show October 1-11, 2009 Tulsa, Okla.

Champion Gelbvieh Heifer JDPD NIKKIE 06T1 ET Dylan Enyart, Vinita, OK Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Heifer & Champion B/O Braxton Oldenburg, Mulhall, OK OLDG Ms Mandy 21U4 Sire: JRI Black N Stacked 270M78

Reserve Champion B/O Gelbvieh Heifer Brandon Oldenburg, Mulhall, OK OLDG Ms Gracie 24W5 Sire: RID R Collateral 2R

Shows shows N.A.I.L.E. Junior Gelbvieh Show November 14, 2009 Louisville, Ky.

Grand Champion Female and Champion B/O 3G Cowgirl Ultrabright Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: 3G Rio Bravo 564R

Reserve Champion Female MTRE Whitney 909W Emily Wallace, Flatrock, Ind. Sire: RID R Collateral 2R

West Virginia State Fair Gelbvieh & Balancer Show August 21, 2009 • Lewisburg, W. Va. Judge: Mike Henderson, Whitman, Neb. 29 Entries

Grand Champion Heifer TJB Trevor 0500K 822T ET Riverview Gelbvieh, Ravenswood, W. Va. Sire: NL Red Northline Rob Boy 122K

Reserve Champion Heifer RCY Hill Top Jolene Hill Top Haven Farm, Strange Creek, W. Va. Sire: Mytty In Focus

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

Reserve Champion Bull DENT Wrangler 03W Dent Family Farm, Gay, W. Va. Sire: RCY Hill Top Merlin S03

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Shows shows State Fair of Texas Pan-American® Gelbvieh Show October 9, 2009 • Dallas, Texas Judge: Paul Maulsby, College Station, Texas 21 Entries

Grand Champion Heifer RTRT Kassie U52 Rylee Owen, Mason, Texas Sire: RTRT Solution

Reserve Champion Heifer JDPD Rumor Had It 407U Kolby Perry, Conroe, Texas Sire: RTRM Headline

Grand Champion Bull JDPD 140W JC Dromgoole, Mason, Texas Sire: JHG Premonition

Reserve Champion Bull SKLS James 17U Ashley R Skeeles, Boerne, Texas Sire: JHG Premonition

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Shows shows South Carolina State Fair Gelbvieh/Balancer Show October 22-24, 2009 Columbia, SC. Judge: Wes Hudson, Harrison, Ark.

Grand Champion Female COND Miss Cocoa Cameron Durham, Piedmont, S.C. Sire: JRI Extra Exposure 285 L71

Reserve Champion Female JCRN Halo’s Pride Jared Carnes, Iva, S.C. Sire: HYEK Black Impact 3960N

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

Reserve Champion Bull MDAV W1 Matthew Davidson, Duncan, S.C. Sire: RID R Collateral 2R

South Carolina State Fair Junior Show October 22-24, 2009 • Columbia, SC. Judge: Dr. Clint Rusk, West Lafayette, Ind.

Grand Champion Female PAWS 821U Cameron Burns, Pendleton, S.C. Sire: SAV 8180 Traveler 004

Reserve Champion Female MLH Miss Goldrush Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C. Sire: Mr. Goldrush S300

Senior Showmanship - Cameron Burns, Pendleton, S.C. Junior Showmanship - Terry Sudduth, Greer, S.C.

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Association Update

Feature feature

AGA Unveils New Advertising Plan The American Gelbvieh Association advertising and promotion plan will take a new direction in 2010. During the August 2009 AGA Board of Directors meeting, an ad hoc promotion committee was established to assist in the development of AGA’s advertising and promotion plan. The committee consists of Dick Helms, Jerry Grund, Randy Gallaway, Dave Judd, Roger Gates, and AGA staff member Jennifer Scharpe. The committee worked diligently since August to develop a new plan that would be the most effective use of the limited AGA advertising budget of $50,000 and tell the complete message of what the Gelbvieh breed offers today’s beef producers. The goal behind this new promotion plan is to target the commercial bull buyer Publication High Plains Journal Cattle Today The Cattle Business Weekly Western Ag Reporter Western Livestock Journal Farm & Ranch Guide Midwest Marketer Minnesota Farm Guide Ozarks Farm & Neighbor

and show that whether raising feeder calves or replacement heifers, a Gelbvieh bull will add pounds and add profit to their next calf crop. The new tagline is Add Pounds. Add Profit. To accomplish this goal, the committee decided to create a 4-page educational and promotional insert that will be inserted into regional tabloid livestock publications. The next four pages of this issue contain the exact pages that make up the insert. The below chart indicates the publications and the date in which the insert will appear. If you receive any of these publications, please be on the lookout for the insert. By using these nine publications, we will reach a circulation of over 205,000 producers. Understandably, this circulation does not

Area Midwest Southeast South Dakota Montana Western US North Dakota Iowa Minnesota Arkansas & Missouri

Date of Insert January 4 (NWSS edition) January 6 January 20 January 21 January 18 or 25 January 15 January 16 January 16 January 11 for Missouri January 18 for Arkansas

cover the entire United States, however the committee felt by targeting these publications we will reach a high percentage of the commercial cow-calf producers in the country and still stay within our budget. To reinforce the message of the insert, the AGA will be placing follow-up ads in each of the publications. These ads will appear bi-monthly in February, March, and April, starting two weeks after the insert date. The follow-up ads will contain the slogan Add Pounds. Add Profit. and will direct people to the Internet for more information, which is the second part of the advertising and promotion plan. We will be re-working and updating the website www.smartcross.org. This website will serve as the first source of information for producers interested in Gelbvieh. The website will contain the 4-page insert, an option to search for Gelbvieh breeders, a way to directly contact the AGA, links to the AGA main webpage and other important web pages, additional testimonials and Gelbvieh stories, and other important features. We are excited about this new AGA advertising and promotion plan. We want to hear your feedback on this new direction, please contact either Jennifer or one of the ad hoc promotion committee members with your comments.

American Gelbvieh Association Area Coordinators—Commercial Marketing “Happy New Year! Hope to see some of you on my ranch visits. Contact me if you have commercial producers who would benefit from a visit.”

Don Danell Western Region dond@gelbvieh.org Office: (406) 538-5622 • Cell: (406) 366-6953 46 | January 2010

“In the KY-TN-VA tristate area, I’m seeing the powerful impact that Balancers can have on improving the bottom line. These females are pulling cattlemen through the tough times we are experiencing by producing solid performing feeder calves. “

Steve Peddicord Eastern Region stevep@gelbvieh.org Office: (606) 387-8579 • Cell: (606) 688-4492


Places to Be places to be January 2010

Jan. 9 American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Convention and Annual Meeting, Denver, CO Jan. 9 Breeder’s Choice Bull Futurity Jan. 10 AGA Gelbvieh and Balancer Pen Bull Shows, NWSS, Denver, CO Jan. 10 NWSS Gelbvieh and Balancer Junior Heifer Show, Denver, CO Jan. 11 National Gelbvieh and Balancer Show, Denver, CO Jan. 25 North Dakota’s State “Golden Rule” Sale, Mandan, ND Jan. 30 Lemke Cattle Bull Sale, Lawrence, NE February 2010

Feb. 1 Taubenheim Gelbvieh 20th Annual Production Sale, Amherst, NE Feb. 4 Black Hills Stock Show Gelbvieh Show and Salle, Rapid City, SD Feb. 6 Seedstock Plus Tennessee Bull & Female Sale, Columbia, TN Feb. 16 Cedar Top Ranch Annual Bull Sale, Burwell, NE Feb. 16 Iowa Beef Expo Gelbvieh Gold Sale, Des Moines, IA Feb. 18 Gustin’s Diamond D Bull & Female Sale, Mandan, ND Feb. 21 Kal-Kota Annual Bull Sale, Steele, ND Feb. 22 Beastrom Gelbvieh 30th Annual Bull Sale, Fort Pierre, SD Feb. 24 Grund Beef Genetics 15th Annual Bull Sale, Oakley, KS Feb. 26 “Pot of Gold” Gelbvieh, Angus and Balancer Bull Sale, Olathe, CO Feb. 27 Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale, AB Farms, Lathrop, MO Feb. 27 Schafer Farms, Inc. 25th Annual Bull Sale, Goodhue, MN

Mar. 13 Midwest Beef Alliance Bull & Female Sale, Tina, MO Mar. 17 Eagle Pass Ranch RFI Tested Bull Sale, Highmore, SD Mar. 18 Elk Creek Gelbvieh 17th Annual All Black Production Sale, Belle Fourche, SD Mar. 18 Triple Play 5th Annual Bull Sale, Huron, SD Mar. 20 Oklahoma Sooner Select Sale, Stillwater, OK Mar. 20 Schwang Cattle Co. Bull Sale Mar. 20 Post Rock Cattle Co. Cowman’s Kind 25th Annual Sale Mar. 20 Flying H Genetics Missouri’s Grown on Grass Bull Sale Mar. 20 15th Annual Central Montana Gelbvieh Genetics Bull Sale, Lewistown, MT Mar. 27 Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull & Female Sale, Carthage, MO April 2010

April 3 Jumping Cow Gelbvieh Bull and Commercial Female Sale, Brush, CO April 3 Circle S 3rd Annual Going to Grass Production Sale, Canton, KS April 3 Seedstock Plus High Altitude Bull Sale, Monte Vista, CO April 10 Four State Gelbvieh Association Annual Bull/Female Sale, Springfield, MO April 10 Southwest Iowa Bull & Female Sale, Creston, IA June 2010

June 11-13 AGJA Western Regional Show, Albert Lea, MN June 25-27 AGJA Eastern Regional Show, Wentzville, MO June 28-July1 Beef Industry Federation (BIF) Conference, Columbia, MO July 2010

March 2010

Mar. 1 Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch Annual Production Sale, Huron, SD Mar. 1 MLM Gelbvieh & Great River Ranch Private Treaty Kick-Off Sale, Superior, NE Mar. 4 RLV Gelbvieh Generations at Work Bull Sale, Belle Fourche, SD Mar. 5 Handel Farms 17th Annual Gelbvieh & Balancer Bull Sale, Platte, SD Mar. 6 Flying H Genetics 30th Annual Roughage & Ready Herd Bull Sale, Arapahoe, NE Mar. 6 Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus Annual Bull Sale, Mobridge, SD Mar. 6 Seedstock Plus Montana Opening Day Private Treaty Bull Sale, Hysham, MT Mar. 6 Judd Ranch 32nd Annual Bull Sale, Ponoma, KS Mar. 6 Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 21st Annual Bull Sale, Ponteix, SK Mar. 7 Minnesota State Opportunity Sale, Albany, MN Mar. 9 Bar Arrow Cattle Company 20th Annual Quality Performance Sale, Agra, KS Mar. 13 Rippe Gelbvieh’s Annual Bull Sale, Hubbell, NE Mar. 13 J Bar M Gelbvieh and J & K Gelbvieh Bull and Commercial Female Sale, Springfield, MO

July 4-10

AGJA Lone Star Classic, Bryan-College Station, TX

Editor’s Note:

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

New Members new members Adult Members Arizona

Sharp Farms Minnesota

Oklahoma

Jeff Pollock Tennessee

Ken Spiceland

Painted Creek Ranch

Junior Members

Montana

Colorado

Hancock Ranch

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Ad Index ad index 2R-2B Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 3 G Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Adkins Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Bar Arrow Cattle Company . . . . . . . . 11, 35 Bar IV Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Black Hills Stock Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31 Blackhawk Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Bow K Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Brandywine Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Cattlemen’s Connection . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 C-Cross Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Cedar Top Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Chimney Butte Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Circle S Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15, 35 CJ&L Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30, 37 Clinch Mountain Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Cranview Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Craven Register . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Cunningham, Ronn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Danell Diamond Six Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Davidson Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 DDM Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Diamond D Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 doLally Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Double Bar H . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Dromgoole’s Heaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Eagle Pass Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Elk Creek Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Ellison Gelbvieh & Angus Ranch . . . . . . . 37 Flying H Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56 Gallager . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12

Gallaway Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Gelbvieh Bull Barn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Gelbvieh Guide . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Gelbvieh Profit Partners . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33 Goettlich Gelbvieh Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Golden Buckle Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Golden Buckle Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . 19, 37 Green Hills Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 H & H Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Handel Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 53 Hart Farm Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Hartland Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Hickory Hill Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Hill Top Haven Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 H-Squared Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Iowa Beef Expo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32 J & K Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 J Bar M Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 J&D Kerstiens, LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 J.J. Boehler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Judd Ranch Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Jumping Cow Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55 Kalina Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 KalKota . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17 Kicking Horse Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Kitley Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Kleinschmidt Farms Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . 36 Knoll Crest Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Lambert, Doak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 Ledgerwood Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . 31, 38 Lemke Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 36 Leonhardt Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . 38

Linquist Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32, 34 Little Bull Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Little Windy Hill Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Lone Oak Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Longleaf Station . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 M&P Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Maple Hill Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Markes Family Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Martin Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 McCabe Cattle Co./Two Step Ranch . . . . 35 Merial Igenity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Middle Creek Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Mitchell Marketing Service . . . . . . . . . . . 39 MLM Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 National CUP Lab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 ND Golden Rule Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16 NN Bar Ranch, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 NS Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Oswald Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Paulsen Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Plateau Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Poker City Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Pope Farms Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Post Rock Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 Prairie Hills Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Pritchard Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Ridge Top Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Ritchey Livestock ID . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 RJar Farm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Rogers Valley Farm Gelbvieh . . . . . . . 36, 42 Rotert/Harriman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Schafer Farms, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13, 35 Schroeder Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Seedstock Plus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27 Seuferer Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Swanson Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Taubenheim Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . 37, 54 The 88 Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Thorstenson Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5, 38 TJB Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Treble W Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Triple K Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 VanWinkle Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Warner Beef Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 White Brothers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35, 45 Wilkinson Gelbvieh . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Williams Land & Cattle Auction Co. . . . . 39

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