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January 2014, Volume 28, Number 5 Official Publication of the American Gelbvieh Association 16 Body Condition Scoring: Four Things to Know about “F.I.V.E.” “F.I.V.E.” represents not only the ideal BCS, but also important

information regarding a sound practice for monitoring the effectiveness of a herd nutrition program.

20 NCBA Announces Impressive Speaker Lineup for 2014 Cattle Industry Convention

Stop by Booth #661 at the NCBA Trade Show to visit with AGA representatives.

28 Herd Assessment Basics

2014 herd assessments are available in January and are the lifeline of the American Gelbvieh Association.

42 2013 Editorial Review A listing of articles published in Gelbvieh World and The Profit Picture during the last calendar year.

52 Champions Named in NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh Show

View photos and results from the 83 head show.


2014 American Gelbvieh Association Annual Convention and NWSS Activities


Industry-Leading Experts to Speak at AGA Convention


Futurity Champion, Scholarship Winners Announced at NAILE


AGA Member Calendar and Requested Member Data



Contact Us 4 News & Notes 10 Bits & Pieces 11 Did You Know? 11 Area Coordinators 11 Places to Be 60 Ad Index 62

Western Breeders 35 Upper Midwest Breeders 36-37 Northeast Breeders 41 Southern Breeders 49 Midwest Breeders 50-51 Southeast Breeders 58 Service Center 59

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Happy New Year! We hope your calving season is warmer than it looks in this photo, submitted by Dawn Nelson, NN Bar Ranch, Creston, Washington. EDITOR: Jennifer Scharpe GRAPHIC DESIGN: Lynn Valentine “GELBVIEH WORLD” (ISSN 1084-5100), is published monthly except for February, June and October for $35 for one year. American Gelbvieh Association 10900 Dover St., Broomfield, Colorado 80021-3993. Periodicals postage paid at Broomfield, Colorado and at additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER send address changes to: Gelbvieh World, 10900 Dover Street, Broomfield, Colorado 80021

Advancing Livestock Media Professionals


Staying Focused on the Road Map

President’s View from Rob Arnold


It Starts (and Ends) with You

Executive’s View from Jim Gibb

22 Do You Have What It Takes?

Breed Promotion Minute from Frank Padilla

30 Pay Attention to Disposal Codes

View of the Numbers from Susan Willmon and AGA Staff


South Carolina State Fair Open Show


South Carolina State Fair Junior Show


Canadian National Gelbvieh Show


Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale VII & 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Sale


Seedstock Plus Fall Bull Sale


NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh & Balancer® Sale

34 Share Your Passion

Communication Note from Jennifer Scharpe

50 Herd Assessments - What AGJA Members Need to Know

Junior Voice from Dana Stewart

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 10900 Dover Street F Westminster, CO 80021 Main phone: 303-465-2333 F Fax: 303-465-2339 F Facebook: American Gelbvieh Association

ASSOCIATION STAFF Jim Gibb Executive Director

Frank Padilla Director of Breed Promotion (ex. 480)

Dianne Coffman Director of Administration (ex. 479)

Jennifer Scharpe Director of Communications (ex. 485)

Susan Willmon Director of Breed Improvement (ex. 484)

Lynn Valentine Gelbvieh Media Productions (ex. 486)

Kari Otteman Breed Improvement Data Analyst (ex. 483) Dolores Gravley Customer Services (ex. 481) Patti Showman Customer Services (ex. 478)

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William McIntosh Eastern Area Coordinator 502-867-3132 Brian Rogers Central Area Coordinator 936-554-1600 Dana Stewart Director of Member Services (ex. 488)

Rob Arnold, President (2012) Minot, ND • 701-624-2051 Dan Warner, V. President (2013) Beaver City, NE • 308-962-6511

Brian Dunn, Secretary (2013) St. John, KS • 620-549-6516 Neal Pearson, Treasurer (2012) Lake City, SD • 605-448-5653

DIRECTORS Ken Flikkema (2011) Bozeman, MT • 406-586-6207 Bob Hart (2011) Kansas City, KS • 816-225-8530 John Huston (2011) New Carlisle, OH • 859-595-8680 Andy LeDoux (2012) Agenda, KS • 785-732-6564 David Martin (2011) Judsonia, AR • 501-728-4950 Bob Prosser (2012) Winslow, AZ • 928-289-2619

Ronnie Rogers (2013) Mendon, MO • 660-375-7266 rogers_valley_farm_feedlot@ Scott Starr (2013) Stapleton, NE • 308-587-2293 Duane Strider (2012) Asheboro, NC • 910-428-4568 Grant Thayer (2011) Ramah, CO • 303-621-2058 Gary Tilghman (2013) Glasgow, KY • 270-678-5695

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Staying Focused on the Road Map Happy New Year! 365 days seem to go by a lot faster than they use to. By reflecting on the past year, we gain perspective on where we’ve been and where we are going. By Rob Arnold AS I WRITE this article, we have completed four AGA committee web-meetings, with another four to go. Without a doubt, every committee chair has commented on the success of these web-meetings. I have attended three of the four and believe they have been a success for several reasons: 1) Greater attendance than during the meetings at Annual Convention; 2) Input from many breeders who do not go to Denver; 3) More discussion and more diverse discussion overall. I understand that some may be opposed to this format, but, it has been a great improvement so far in member participation – and that is the goal! After one of the web-meetings, a breeder of Gelbvieh cattle for about 8-9 years and who participated in three of the four web-meetings shared with me, “I don’t attend all the meetings but I do try to stay informed with the latest news and what’s happening in the breed. Sometimes I find it to be very difficult and I know others do as well. I know that to be competitive with the other breeds we need to 6 | JANUARY 2014

keep improving. However, I do not see a particular trait we are trying to improve. What I do see is the Association trying to give us more and better tools to help us make better breeding decisions.” With the exception of the marbling trait, I agree with this member’s summary. Our cattle have improved and continue to improve on marbling because that has been a high priority for many of us. And, whether he knew it or not, this member identified the focus of our Impacting the Beef BusinessTM long-range strategic plan the past 12 months. As it relates to breed improvement, the strategic plan identifies five high priority goals that we (the Board of Directors, industry stakeholders, and every member who completed a survey back in 2012) identified as being important long-term: •

Develop reliable tools to monitor traits for maternal efficiency;

Improve marbling;

Implement genomic-enhanced EPDs;

Develop feed efficiency EPDs;

Improve tenderness

So, allow me to reiterate what I said a year ago when we developed the strategic plan: It acts as a road map for our breeders as well as providing a mechanism to keep our breed in step with the industry. With this plan, we can all focus on breeding better cattle that are industry relevant. There is nothing more industry relevant than birth, growth, maternal, and carcass. Are we superior in all of these? Maybe, maybe not. Do we offer the industry a solution to all of these? Absolutely. Can we improve? Absolutely. We operate in a very fluid environment. Our priorities and goals need to change with it. Let’s remember what we are good at and what the industry needs. Please reflect on our strategic plan and identify new goals or existing strategies that need to be addressed. Your Board of Directors is your avenue to direct change and the strategic plan is the road map to keep us on track and to get us there. Again, I wish everyone success in 2014 and a very blessed & Happy New Year! FFF



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MARCH 15, 2014 • 12:30 PM (CST)

Post Rock Cattle Company Sale Facility • Barnard, Kansas 120 PUREBRED GELBVIEH AND BALANCER® BULLS 80 PUREBRED GELBVIEH AND BALANCER® FEMALES Including all our six-year-old-cows.

POST ROCK DIVIDEND 23A2 A new sire group is the Future Investment’s in both the Balancer® and Purebred divisions. This purebred is double black and homozygous polled and sports top 25% or better EPDs and is lead herd sire material.



An example of the homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer® bulls selling that have the extra depth, muscle and eye appeal you’ve come to expect at the Post Rock sale. This son of Stockman is sure to have many friends.

A homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred who’s dam sells as a feature lot with all the six-year-olds that sell annually in the Cowman’s Kind sale. Elite herd sire genetics and outstanding commercial bulls sell in volume.


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Every Bull and Female selling is DNA tested CA free Every pedigree researched and those found at risk have been DNA tested free of all known genetic defects Videos of entire sale offering on line soon after March 1 Incredible selection pressure, the top 120 bulls from nearly 600 planned matings sell Large sire groups offer many chances to purchase 1/2 and 3/4 brothers and flush brothers Bulls developed in large open lots on a high roughage ration. Free delivery or free care until May 1 All bulls will have ultra sound data First breeding season death or injury guarantee Customer service and customer satisfaction has kept us in business for more than 54 years

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It Starts (and Ends) with You It starts with data collection on the farm or ranch and ends with the use of EPDs and indexes by your customers. By Jim Gibb THE THEME OF the 2014 AGA Annual Convention is “Impacting the Beef Business: It Starts with Membership.” While this applies to all aspects of the American Gelbvieh Association, it is most relevant in the area of breed improvement. Over the years, breed association folks like myself have stressed the importance of collecting data and submitting it to their breed association. I’ll readily admit that too often the message was somewhat self-serving in an attempt to expand the association’s database. It really is all about you and your customers.

Adequate marbling is a must CAB, the world’s largest branded beef program and based on beef that grades in the top two-thirds of Choice, recently announced another record year in sales. Moreover, even with Zilmax being pulled from the market, the Choice-Select spread is $14 per cwt. (at this writing), demonstrating that the demand for high quality beef remains strong and will continue for the foreseeable future. To enhance our relevance in the beef industry, Gelbvieh breeders must continue to focus on marbling.

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Ultrasound data is essential to improving marbling

the biggest influence by far is the stayability EPD (ST), and rightfully so, given stayability’s huge impact on herd profitability. Therefore, ST must be right and available on a high percentage of animals. Unfortunately, only 13 percent of 2011-born animals have ST EPDs. Other critical traits to the maternal index are heifer pregnancy and 30-month pregnancy. Consequently, exposure dates, pregnancy status, reporting all calves and disposal

A Gelbvieh breeder recently told me that he couldn’t sell his bulls without ultrasound data. Scan data definitely makes carcass EPDs more accurate and our industry has evolved to AGA’s role is to convert data to information where seedstock so you can provide enhanced genetics to producers are your customers, enabling them to produce expected to scan more pounds of better beef to our ultimate their yearling consumers. bulls and heifers. If you need the name of a certified technician feel free to call codes are very important. Over the the AGA office or go to Ultrasound next several months, the AGA will Guidelines Council website at www. be focusing on making it easier to submit this information and to provide you with improved access to herd summary reports. It takes data to “own maternal” The AGA strategic plan calls for “owning maternal and staying between the guardrails on all other traits.” With that in mind, Gelbvieh breeders will get the first glimpse of a new maternal index early this year. The downside is that a limited number of animals will have index values due to a shortage of fertility data. While the maternal index includes 12 traits,

Ok, I’ll confess, your Association does want your data. Yet, AGA is not the endgame. Rather, AGA’s role is to convert data to information so you can provide enhanced genetics to your customers, enabling them to produce more pounds of better beef to our ultimate consumers. It starts and ends with you. FFF

NEWS ‘N NOTES 2014 Herd Assessments Now Available

American Gelbvieh Association Annual Report Available

As of January 1, 2014, members may begin submitting their 2014 herd assessments. Completing the assessment online is the quickest and easiest way to submit your work. However, you can still request a paper copy from the AGA office.

During the 2014 American Gelbvieh Association Annual Convention, members were given a copy of the 2012-2013 AGA annual report. This report emphasizes the highlights of the Association during the last fiscal year. Members may request a copy of the annual report by contacting the AGA office at 303-465-2333 or info@

Plan Ahead for Bull Sale DNA Testing Bull sale season is here. If you are planning on having genomics, coat color, or genetic conditions results for your catalog, submit those samples early. Members should plan on submitting samples at least 30 days prior to any catalog deadlines. Also, consider sending large quantities of samples via USPS, UPS or FedEx in a manner that provides a tracking number. Shipping samples in a padded envelope or small box minimizes damage or loss of samples during mailing. The DNA forms can be found on the Gelbvieh website under the Education Center. If you need help understanding the DNA order process, please contact the AGA office.

Last Call for February Profit Picture Advertising If you haven’t yet reserved your advertising space for the February issue of The Profit Picture do so today! With the expanded mailing list, this publication has a circulation of more than 40,000 commercial cow-calf producers, cattlemen who use Gelbvieh genetics, and Gelbvieh seedstock breeders. The Profit Picture gives you the most value for your advertising dollar. Contact Brian, William or Lynn today to reserve your advertising space and submit your ad copy.

Sweetheart Gelbvieh Classic Names Champion The Canadian Man-Sask Gelbvieh Association hosted the 14th Annual Sweetheart Gelbvieh Classic at the 2013 Show at Canadian Western Agribition. A total of 33 memberships were sold with 12 females competing for top honors. Members chose their top four females prior to the female show at Agribition. Upon completion of the show, the top four animals were announced and were re-judged the following day prior to the sale. The winning entry became the lead-off animal in the Agribition Gelbvieh sale. This year’s Sweetheart was exhibited by Fladeland Livestock, Gladmar, SK, with FLAD Fladeland Ritzy 2Z. She sold to Thackeray Gelbvieh Farm for $4,200. Fladeland Livestock received the jackpot of $7,102. McCoy Cattle Co. was the lucky member who won the sale proceeds of $4,158. The three runner-up females were exhibited by Davidson Gelbvieh, Fladeland Livestock and Bluff Island Stock Farm. Congratulations to Fladeland Livestock and the Man-Sask Gelbvieh Association for another successful Sweetheart Classic.

2014 International Year Code With the start of the New Year, comes a new international year code. The 2014 international code is “B”. All 2014-born calves registered with the American Gelbvieh Association must use the letter “B” in the tattoo. The 2013 code is “A” and the code for 2012-born calves is “Z”.

On the Road at the Range Beef Cow Symposium     AGA staff attended the recent Range Beef Cow Symposium held in Rapid City, S.D. While there, staff took the opportunity to interview some of the attendees including: Tom Brink, Clint Berry, AJ Munger and Kyle Helms. To view the videos, search for AmericanGelbvieh on YouTube.

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2013 Sweetheart Gelbvieh Classic Champion FLAD Fladeland Ritzy 2Z

BITS ‘N PIECES Gelbvieh Arrivals Cody and Samantha Raile’s future herdsman, Tate David Raile arrived on May 31, 2013. Also welcoming him home were very proud grandparents Delbert and Marilyn Raile, Roger and Melissa Zweygardt and great grandmother Virginia Cooper all of St. Francis Kansas. Tate’s uncle Matt can hardly wait to put a showstick in his hand.

Did You Know? The American Gelbvieh Association overtook the Charolais association in total animals registered this past year. Gelbvieh now ranks 5th in registrations.

Tate David Raile

The AmericanGelbvieh YouTube channel received more than 2,000 views in the past month. The next “Add Pounds. Add Profit.” insert will hit ten publications in January, reaching more than 191,500 readers.

Gelbvieh Departures Teresa Wessels, former long-time employee of the American Gelbvieh Association lost her battle with cancer on November 7, 2013, at her home near Atlanta, Ga. Teresa served AGA members for 18 years. Recognized as the voice of Teresa Wessels AGA for many years, Teresa was the welcoming voice fielding phone calls to the AGA office and provided the highest level of customer service throughout her time with AGA. Teresa retired in September 2011. After leaving AGA, she and her husband Gerald moved to Georgia to be closer to their children and grandchildren.

Buyers of Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls and females receive the Gelbvieh World and The Profit Picture free for one year when they have animals transferred into their names. You can list your cattle for sale on the Gelbvieh Exchange free of charge. Ear tags with the Gelbvieh name on them are available by contacting the American Gelbvieh Association.

American Gelbvieh Association Area Coordinators “There has never been a better time to upgrade your genetics than now with the current market conditions. I can assist you in finding them be it seedstock or commercial cattle.” Brian Rogers

“Branding your program in the upcoming Profit Picture helps you to build awareness for your program. Contact me about advertising in it as well as email marketing opportunities to assist you in reaching more customers.” William McIntosh



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


2014 American Gelbvieh Association Annual Convention and NWSS Activities Tuesday, January 7

Saturday, January 11

8:00 a.m. Cattle begin arriving – NWSS

7:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Gelbvieh and Balancer® Junior Heifer Show – NWSS Stadium Arena

Wednesday, January 8 7:00 p.m. Cattle in place on the Hill and in the Yards – NWSS

Thursday, January 9 8:00 a.m. Yard and Hill cattle check-in – NWSS 1:00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. AGA Executive Committee Meeting – DoubleTree Executive Boardroom 3:00 p.m. AGA Board of Directors meeting – DoubleTree Keystone I

Friday, January 10

10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity and People’s Choice Balancer® Bull Futurity – NWSS Stadium Arena 2:30 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. Pick up ballots for Board of Directors voting – DoubleTree hallway outside Aspen I 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. AGA annual membership meeting and election of Board of Directors – DoubleTree Aspen I 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. AGA Board of Directors meeting and photo – DoubleTree Keystone I 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Gelbvieh & Balancer® Bull Futurities Social – DoubleTree

Morning Free to attend NWSS 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dessert Social – DoubleTree Aspen I 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Opening Session: Welcome by President Rob Arnold and AGA Strategic Plan Update by Dr. Jim Gibb – DoubleTree Aspen I 1:50 p.m.­to 2:00 p.m. Break 2:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. Member Session 1: Selection Indexes by Dr. Mike MacNeil & the American Gelbvieh Foundation by Virgil Scott – DoubleTree Aspen I 3:20 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. Break 3:40 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Member Session 2: Genetic Conditions by Dr. Jonathon Beever & Genomic Enhanced EPDs by Dr. Dorian Garrick DoubleTree Aspen I 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Gelbvieh Profit Partners Annual Stockholders Meeting – DoubleTree Keystone II & III 7:00 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. Bull Pen Session with Speaker Panel (Q&A/Discussion with speakers from earlier sessions) – DoubleTree Aspen I 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity & People’s Choice Balancer® Bull Futurity meetings – DoubleTree Keystone IV

7:00 p.m. AGA Awards Presentation and Bull Futurity Recognition – DoubleTree Aspens I, II, III (Order: Introduce Guests; Recognize Outgoing Board of Directors; Hall of Fame Presentations; Junior Fundraiser Heifer Ticket Auction; Balancer® Bull Futurity Recognition; Gelbvieh Bull Futurity Scholarship Presentation, Championship Recognition, and Bingo Ball)

Sunday, January 12 8:00 a.m. Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen Bull Show – NWSS Livestock Center 11:30 a.m. Lunch – NWSS Livestock Center 1:00 p.m. National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale – NWSS Livestock Center 5:30 p.m. AGA Board of Directors meeting – DoubleTree Keystone I 7:00 p.m. New Member Orientation/Online Registry Q&A Session – DoubleTree Keystones II, III

Monday, January 13 8:00 a.m. National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show – NWSS Stadium Arena

7:00 p.m. Begin release of Hill cattle (out by 10:00 p.m.) Yard cattle released at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday (out by 4:00 p.m.) Your promptness of attendance to convention activities is appreciated to help keep the schedule on time. Schedule revised November 7, 2013

Gelbvieh Show & Sale

Thursday, February 20, 2014 show: 10:30 am | sale: 5 pm

This Balancer Bull is sired by Tenderloin. He Homozygous Black and Homozygous Polled. Make Plans to attend the 23rd annual ClassiC!

February 15-23, 2014 Here is a Purebred Bull that speaks for himself! Heavy muscled and packed with performance.

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16 bulls | 4 bred heifers | 10 Fancy show heifer Prospects

QualITy GelbVIeh GeNeTICs OFFered The Gelbvieh Association In Nebraska will award This fall bred Balancer female offers an opportunity in the Senior Female division!

$4,000 to a Junior who purchases a heIFer aT The ClassIC, takes the heifer to the 2014 Junior Nationals and wINs a dIVIsION! There will be over 100 bulls feaTured This day aT The ClassiC. angus, simmental, limousin and Charolais For a complete schedule of events or sale catalog: Or call Ronette K. Heinrich 308-627-6385 This flashy Balancer heifer is sired by Firework! She is stylish, soft and soggy with a great disposition!

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Industry-Leading Experts to Speak at AGA Convention Member Session 1: Selection Indexes & the American Gelbvieh Foundation

Member Session 2: Genetic Conditions & GenomicEnhanced EPDs

Friday, January 10, 2:00 p.m. - DoubleTree Aspen I Presenters: Michael MacNeil, PhD, Delta G & Virgil Scott, CFRE, Virgil Scott Consulting, Inc.

Friday, January 10, 3:40 p.m. DoubleTree Aspen I Presenters: Jonathan Beever, PhD, University of Illinois & Dorian Garrick, PhD, Iowa State University

Dr. Michael MacNeil is an internationally recognized expert in the field of breeding and genetics research. His personal research has focused on practical avenues through which sophisticated animal breeding technologies can Michael MacNeil impact selection decisions by beef producers. Dr. MacNeil has developed widely used economic indexes that contribute to the NCE of most major breeds in the USA.

Dr. Jonathon Beever is a professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at the University of Illinois, and an internationally renowned molecular geneticist. He is at the forefront in research and Jonathon Beever development of DNA testing for genetic conditions, which he does by working cooperatively with beef breed associations, veterinarians, breeders and other scientists. He has developed or co-developed a dozen DNA tests used in the beef industry throughout the world.

Dr. MacNeil has been working closely with American Gelbvieh Association to develop tools to measure maternal efficiency, leading to the creation of the AGA’s heifer pregnancy, 30-month pregnancy and mature cow weight EPDs, for the ultimate goal of a maternal index. Dr. MacNeil will discuss the development of economic breeding objectives with special reference to the AGA maternal objective. Virgil Scott, a certified fundraising executive, focuses on helping nonprofit organizations and leaders become successful through the creation and development of fundraising programs tailored to their Virgil Scott specific needs. In the past two years Virgil helped nonprofits in Kansas and North Dakota raise $3 million. His clients range from county health care foundations to national advocacy organizations. This is an opportunity to learn how you can support the priorities of the American Gelbvieh Foundation by using various giving strategies that have tax-advantages for donors. Increase your understanding of topics including the gifting of grain and livestock, planned gifts, and the value of building an endowment.

Dr. Beever will be sharing some of his experiences and help us see into the future of genetic testing as both a scientist and fellow cattleman. Dr. Dorian Garrick has been integrally involved in the development and implementation of national animal evaluation programs, performance recording databases and breeding schemes. His recent work has focused on Dorian Garrick theoretical and applied aspects of using genomic information to predict performance. Dorian is a director of the U.S. National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium that focuses on the development and application of methods that use genomic information to predict genetic merit in beef cattle. Dr. Garrick and his research team at Iowa State University have worked closely with the American Gelbvieh Association in the development of the profile used for generating genomic-enhanced EPDs (GE EPDs). Dr. Garrick will address the value and application of GE EPDs.

You could Own the Next National Champion Jumping Cow Gelbvieh Ranch sells pick of the 2014 NWSS Show String at the National Gelbvieh & Balancer® Sale. Here’s a sample of the Show String.

JCGR BAR GT Aftershock 260Z

JCGR BAR GT Sterling 232Z

JCGR BAR GT Santana 504Z

BA38 • 2/26/2012 • AMGV1223757

BA38 • 2/20/2012 • AMGV1223719

BA75 • 9/17/2012 • AMGV1230633

JCGR BAR GT Cashmere 505Z

JCGR BAR GT Crossfit 159A


PB88 • 9/20/2012 • AMGV1230611

HB75 • 2/4/2013 • AMGV1255157

HB75 • 2/12/2013 • AMGV1255185

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JCGR BAR GT Sure Fortune 503Z

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HB75 • 9/11/2012 • AMGV1230730

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National Gelbvieh & Balancer® Sale Sunday, January 12 • 1:00 p.m. NWSS Livestock Center Auction Arena

G E L B V I E H Grant Thayer, Owner


Brad Ridinger, Manager

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NUTRITION Body Condition Scoring: Four Things to Know about “F. I. V. E.” During times of physiological stress, such as late gestation and peak lactation, maintaining the body condition of a cow is critical to ensure weight and condition are not lost. By Courtney Verzosa WHEN YOU’RE OUT “checking the cows” it can be difficult to remember how evaluating and assigning body condition scores (BCS) to your cattle can be useful. And the last thing you want to be doing is standing in a pasture trying to remember important information about the benefits that come from utilizing the BCS system. To simplify the process and organize key points, I like to use the acronym “F. I. V. E.” that covers four basic ideas. Armed with this tool and the BCS descriptions (see Table 1.), you can strive for optimum performance and body condition, from your cow herd.

“F”: Fall The most opportunistic time to achieve the desired BCS is from when the cow is dry, until about the first month into her third trimester. For a spring calving herd, this is mostly during the fall season. During this time of the year, dry, pregnant cows have minimal nutritional requirements, making it easier to provide adequate nutrition while allowing supplementation to be economical. This is because the high demands of peak lactation 16 | JANUARY 2014

have yet to occur and nutrients are still being used to increase muscle mass and body condition. The further along into gestation, the harder it becomes to increase body condition of a cow due to the fetus developing 75 percent of its final BCS 1









weight during the third trimester. Soon, the majority of nutrients the cow takes in will be diverted to supply her calf with everything it needs to grow and establish immunity.

Description Emaciated – Cow is extremely thin with no evidence of fat and little muscling. Bone structure is sharp and easily visible. Poor – Little evidence of fat deposition but some muscling in the hindquarters. The spinous processes feel sharp and it is easy to see the spaces between them. Thin – Beginning of fat cover over the loin, back, and foreribs. Backbone still highly visible. Processes of the spine can be identified individually by touch and spaces between the processes are less pronounced. Lower conception rates, calf survival, and poor herd health. th th Borderline – Foreribs not noticeable, but 12 and 13 ribs are visible. Transverse spinous processes can be identified only by palpation and feel rounded. Full but straightness of the muscling in the hindquarters. th Optimum – Generally overall good appearance. 12 and th 13 ribs are not noticeable. Transverse spinous processes can only be felt with firm pressure and feel rounded. Spaces between the processes are not visible and areas on each side of the tail head are fairly well filled, but not mounded. High Moderate – Ribs fully covered, not visually noticeable. Hindquarters are plump and full. Firm pressure now required to feel transverse processes. Good – Ends of spinous processes can be felt only with very firm pressure. Spaces between processes can barely be distinguished. Abundant fat cover on either side of tail head. Typically have trouble breeding back, due to large amounts of internal fat surrounding reproductive organs. Fat – Animal has a smooth, blocky appearance. Bone structure disappearing from sight. Fat cover think and spongy, with rounds or pones developing at the tail head. Extremely Obese – Bone structure not seen or easily felt. Tail head buried in fat. Mobility may be impaired by excess amount of fat.

Table 1. Definitions for body condition scores (BCS).

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BW -1.1 20

WW 72 15

YW 111 15

MK 35 4

TM 71 2

CED 10 2

CW 34 25

RE 0.22 50

MB 0.35 20

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“I”: Ideal Condition Ideally, we want the BCS of a cow to be around 5. The beef cattle body condition scoring system (shown in Table 1.) ranges from 1 to 9, with 1 representing extremely emaciated and 9 being extremely obese. Maintaining cows at the appropriate body condition will improve production by increasing conception rates and tightening calving intervals. Having an animal in ideal body condition leads to fewer days needed to return to estrus after calving. The effects of body condition score at calving on breeding back are illustrated in Table 2.

“V”: Value Added Cows that achieve the ideal body condition, add value to your herd through increased calf health, survival, and overall performance. When cows are in the ideal body condition, they are able to provide adequate nutrients to meet the calf ’s requirements. When compared to calves born from cows with less than ideal body condition, calves born from BCS 5 cows have shown increases in weaning weight, due to tightening the calving interval and increased uniformity.

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Number of Cows



% Pregnant after 60 days 70







Table 2. Effect of BCS at calving on reproductive performance (Adopted from Sprott, 1985)

Pounds of calf weaned per cow exposed are valueadding benefits that come from achieving the ideal body condition within your cow herd.

“E”: Efficient and Economical Management Body condition scoring can be a great tool to accurately reflect the nutritional status of a cow, without the stress or inconvenience of having to weigh the cattle. Choosing to use the BCS system to separate a cow herd by body condition can allow producers to provide higher quality feed or forage to young and thin cows. This practice allows producers to be economical when developing a nutrition program. Separating cow herds based on BCS can also prove effective when striving to efficiently utilize feed and forage supply, which could be limited this time of year. One thing producers can do to maintain the body condition of their cow herd is to provide a year-round supplementation program. Quality programs that incorporate organic and inorganic trace minerals and vitamins, along with the correct levels of protein and energy, in highly palatable formulations, will result in consistent and continuous intake, which will improve forage utilization, and overall herd performance.

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Body condition scoring should be used at various times during the year, such as pre-calving, postcalving, and during weaning, as a practical evaluation of your herd. It will allow you to adjust your feeding and supplementation program, as needed, to improve cow productivity and calf health, ultimately leading to increased profitability. Just remember, “F. I. V. E.” is not only the ideal BCS, but it represents important information regarding a sound practice for monitoring the effectiveness of a herd nutrition program. FFF

NCBA CONVENTION NCBA Announces Impressive Speaker Linup for 2014 Cattle Industry Convention Featured keynotes include inspirational man behind Capitian Phillips and an NFL quaterback.

THE NATIONAL CATTLEMEN’S Beef Association (NCBA) is pleased to announce the lineup of speakers for the 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention in Nashville, Tenn. Captain Richard Phillips will kick off the convention with keynote remarks during the general opening session, scheduled for Feb. 4 at 3:00 p.m., and sponsored by Boehringher Ingelheim Vetmedica, Inc. Captain Richard Phillips is the inspiration for the movie, “Captain Phillips”, starring Tom Hanks. The movie is based on Phillips’s book, “A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals and Dangerous Days at Sea,” a fascinating and suspenseful recounting of the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years. It’s the incredible story of a regular man who found the courage to lead his ship and save his crew while besieged by Somali pirates for five days. Phillips not only shares his compelling story as a “floating CEO” in charge of the day-to-day operations of a multi-million dollar ship and its crew, he also draws lessons from the dramatic events that can help you survive and thrive.

Visit with Gelbvieh Representatives at NCBA Stop by Booth #661 at the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention and Trade Show, February 4-7 in Nashville, Tenn. Visit with American Gelbvieh Association representatives and learn more about the benefits of adding Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics to your breeding program. 20 | JANUARY 2014

He will discuss the vital importance of leadership and teamwork, combined with a belief in the power and potential of yourself and your team, as seen through the eyes of an unassuming hero who conquered one of the world’s most extraordinary challenges. General Session II, sponsored by Bayer Animal Health, takes place Feb. 6 at 9:30 a.m., and features allAmerican and NFL quarterback Archie Manning, who transcends his athletic achievements. People far and wide have been inspired by his warm personality, his drive, and sense of humor. Recognized as a 14-year veteran quarterback and father of two Super Bowl champion quarterbacks, Peyton and Eli, Manning believes the greatest rewards don’t come from winning the game – they come from playing the game. His other principles for success are leadership, depending on others and being flexible. Manning takes these lessons, along with countless others, to inspire audiences to achieve greatness in their journey for personal and professional success. On Feb. 5 at 8:00 a.m, Purina Animal Nutrition LLC and Zoetis are sponsoring the Cattlefax outlook seminar. This session will explore the factors that influence the profitability of your operation, and provide a look forward to what cattle, beef and feed prices might look like in the future. To top it off, Art Douglas, Ph.D., of Creighton University will provide a long-term weather outlook. “Convention attendees can expect inspirational and thought-provoking speeches from each of our keynote speakers,” said NCBA President Scott George. “We are thrilled to have Captain Phillips and Archie Manning join us in Nashville to help set the tone for a productive and engaging week ahead.” For more information on the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, visit FFF

24th Annual Production Sale

Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

at Bar Arrow Cattle Company, North of Phillipsburg, Kansas

featuring Performance, Maternal, Carcass and Docility

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BAG 146A Sire: Sandhills

BAG 127A Sire: Extreme Tunes

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BAG 108A Sire: Sand Storm

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Do You Have What It Takes? There is opportunity in the cattle business now like we haven’t seen in years. People are looking to upgrade genetics, to shore up their marketing programs, to brand themselves, to garner market share. Do you have what it takes to be an entrepreneur and to position yourself to take advantage of these opportunities? By Frank Padilla GELBVIEH IS GAINING market share. The demand for cattle that will perform at all levels of production is great. Commercial producers are seeking out problem free cattle that will suit their environments with stayability and reproductive performance. They are rethinking straight breeding and looking for ways to add both quality and efficiency to their herds, while lowering the cost of production by using planned crossbreeding systems through breed complementarity. Gelbvieh and Balancer® give them these things and more. Good producers are good business people. They understand return on investment. Prices are good….but expenses are high as well. It’s what’s left after the bills are paid that counts. You can’t be average and become an All-State athlete. You can’t be average and be a Nobel Prize winner. Never before have we seen so much price difference within the same weight class of cattle selling on today’s market. There is a reason for it. Cattle that have proven 22 | JANUARY 2014

performance, and top drawer management and vaccination programs are proven to demand more worth from buyers. Buyers compete for them; they want to own them and will pay a premium. Would anyone really expect average performance cattle with no documentation or management program to consistently sell for more than those that do? Buyers want as little risk as possible. We should admire entrepreneurs. We study those who are successful entrepreneurs and quickly dispel the persistent myth that entrepreneurial success is all about innovative thinking and breakthrough ideas. We find that entrepreneurial success usually comes through great execution, simply by doing a better job of “blocking and tackling.” The same can be said about successful seedstock and commercial cattle producers. They must possess entrepreneurial skills. In looking at yourself as an entrepreneurial in the cattle

business, what does it take to succeed? You must be passionate about what you are trying to achieve. That means that you are willing to sacrifice a large amount of your waking hours to the idea that will make your operation more successful. That passion will ignite the same intensity in others who join you as you build your team to succeed in this business. And with passion, both your team and your customers are more likely to truly believe in what you are trying to do. Great entrepreneurs focus intensely on an opportunity where others see nothing. This focus and intensity will help eliminate wasted effort and distractions. Most companies suffer from doing too many things at the same time rather than doing too few things very well. Stay focused on the mission. Success only comes from hard work. There is no such thing as overnight success. It takes years of hard work and sweat. People with luck will tell you there’s no easy way to achieve success…and that comes to those who work hard. Successful entrepreneurs always give 100 percent of their efforts to everything they do. If you know you are giving your best effort, you’ll never have any reason for regrets. Stay focused on the things you can control and let the results be what they will be. Trust you gut instinct more than any spreadsheet. There are too


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many variables in the real world that you simply cannot put into a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets spit out results from your inexact assumptions and give you a false sense of security. In most cases, your heart and gut are still your best guide. We read that the human brain works as a binary computer and can analyze only the exact information-based zeros and ones (or black and white). Our heart is more like a chemical computer that uses fuzzy logic to analyze information that can’t be easily defined in zeros and ones. We’ve all had experiences in business where our heart told us something was wrong while our brain was still trying to use logic to figure it all out. Sometimes a faint voice based on instinct resonates more strongly than overpowering logic. Be flexible but consistent. Successful entrepreneurs have to be agile to perform. You have to continuously learn and adapt as new information becomes available. At the same time, you have to remain persistent to the cause and mission of your enterprise. That’s where that faint voice becomes so important, especially when it is giving you early warning signals that things are going off track. Successful entrepreneurs find the balance between

listening to that voice and staying persistent in driving for success--because sometimes success is waiting right across from the transitional bump that’s disguised as failure. I can’t imagine anyone ever achieving long term success without having honesty and integrity. These two qualities need to be at the core of everything we do. Everybody has a conscience but some choose to stop listening to it. Success doesn’t come from breakthrough innovation but rather flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle. You have to adapt to ground realities. You’re going to learn more useful information from taking action rather than hypothesizing. Being flexible and willing to adapt as new information becomes available positions one for success. Attitude is the key element when seeing successful entrepreneurs. Is the glass half full or half empty? Successful people always see the positive first. As Dan Warner said, “There’s nothing wrong with being positive.” Do you have what it takes to take advantage of the opportunities in today’s cattle business and succeed? FFF

Raile Gelbvieh Balancer® Futurity Entry His sire is a flush mate to BABR Geunivere 1015Y (National Champion Balancer Female 2013 NWSS, 2013 American Royal Champion Balancer Female and 2012 National Champion at Junior Nationals.

Annual Bull Sale: 2nd Thursday in March

RAIL Mr Brilliant D 367A

Delbert & Marilyn Raile & Sons

Homo Black • Homo Polled • AMGV1257315 Sire: BABR 114Y ET • Dam: DCSF Post Rock Jilt 274T8 CE: 13 BW: 0.0 WW: 70 YW: 104 MK: 22 RE: 0.27 MB: 0.26 FM: 37.43

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BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W

Red Oak is the Next Great Red Sire CE BW WW YW MK TM CED YG CW RE MB FAT CV FM


BFCK Cherokee CNYN 4912

Butlers Cherokee 504T ET

Butlers Ole Hickory 359R

Butlers Rose 908T

Butlers Ruby

The Proof is in his Progeny

MDR Princess 200Z 2013 NAILE Grand Champion Female Owned by JW LeDoux, KS

6 2.9 76 106 22 60 3 -0.12 36 0.36 -0.08 -0.05 16.11 36.17

BD: 9-19-09 75% Gelbvieh Homo Polled BW: 73 lbs. Adj. WW: 736 lbs. Adj. YW: 1,245 lbs.

Butler Electric Red Rose Full sib embryos to Ms Oak Leaf and Black Oak for sale!

BCFG Butlers Ms Oak Leaf 534Y 2013 NAILE Grand Champion Balancer Female Owned by Bradley Piles, KY and Green Hills Gelbvieh, NC

BCFG Butlers Black Oak 2013 NAILE Reserve Champion Balancer Bull Owned by Larry Clark and Mike Moore, KY

Semen available through Butler Creek & Cattlemen’s Connection Contact Michael Butler • 615.351.1071 (cell) • 615.286.2799 (home) Zach Butler • 615-308-8628 (cell) Cattlemen’s Connection • 800.743.0026

– Look for us at the 2014 NWSS and the 2014 TN Beef Agribition – Thank you to all semen buyers and those who have purchased BCFG Genetics! BCFG Butlers Ms Oak 926Z 2013 NAILE Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf Owned by Blackhawk Cattle Co., IL

Allie Raab, IN • Blackhawk Cattle Co, IL Dobson Ranch, OK • Double P Farms, MO Grace Hammer, KS • Green Hills Gelbvieh, NC Joe & Bradley Piles, KY • Larry Clark, KY LeDoux Ranch, KS • Michael Ring, IL Mike Moore, KY • Sunview Acres, MO

Butler Creek Farm

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Futurity Champion, Scholarship Winners Announced at NAILE

2013 Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Heifer Futurity Champion was CCRO C-Cross Performer 2301Z from C-Cross Cattle Co., Asheboro, N.C.

2013 Jimmy Christopher Scholarship recipients Kelsey Sheeley (left) and Sydney Bigger (center) were announced at the NAILE and presented by David Slaughter (right).

THIS YEAR’S NORTH American International Livestock Exposition held in Louisville, Ky., was packed with activities for Gelbvieh and Balancer® breeders.

Aside from the Eastern National Gelbvieh Show, the NAILE also boasted the return of the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Heifer Futurity and the presentation of the

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Jimmy Christopher Memorial scholarship awards prior to the Eastern National Gelbvieh and Balancer Sale. CCRO C-Cross Performer 2301Z was selected by the futurity members as the champion heifer. Entered by C-Cross Cattle Company, Asheboro, N.C., she is an August 28, 2012, 75 percent Gelbvieh female sired by JKGF Reflex X4 ET and out of the C-Cross donor dam EHE Ms Twila’s Focus W607 ET. In the drawing of futurity members to own the champion heifer, Lazy S Gelbvieh Farm, Terry Solomon of Ball Ground, Ga., was the winner.

Ill., and Kelsey Sheeley, Hillsboro, Ohio. Sydney is the daughter of Barry and Jody Bigger, and is a graduating high school senior. Sydney plans to attend Kansas State University to major in Animal Science/Pre-Vet.

and Karen Sheeley. Kelsey is currently attending Wilmington College majoring in Agriculture Education and Animal Science. FFF

Kelsey is the daughter of Tim

S tuecken B rothers DLW All Business 408Y

The runner-up in the heifer futurity was CIRS Audrey 3101A entered by Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan. She is a January 14, 2013 red heifer sired by CIRS Decade 278U2 out of CGCC Miss Loretta 918W. Third place went to QVS Butlers Kali 281Z ET, a September 11, 2012, red, 75 percent Gelbvieh heifer entered by Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn. She is a result of the mating of JCGR BAR GT Ms 282H and SLC Freedom 178F ET. Bigger/Pogue Farm of Media, Ill., had the fourth place heifer with KKKG Ms Zola 340Z. The fifth place heifer was Miss JenJ 254Z ET entered by JenJoe Farms, Clinton, Ky. The Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Heifer Futurity is hosted by the Kentucky Gelbvieh Association. The American Gelbvieh Foundation was pleased to award two $1,000 Jimmy Christopher Memorial scholarships. The scholarships honor long-time Gelbvieh herdsman Jimmy Christopher. The awards were presented to Sydney Bigger, Media,

AMGV 1180118 • DLW All Business 408Y • Black • Homozygous Polled • PB88 CE 9

BW 2.1

WW YW MK TM CED ST YG CW RE MB FT CV FM 92 132 30 76 11 2 -0.29 50 0.63 0.03 -0.11 30.36 50.22 2% 2% 2% 3% 5% 3% 4% 15% 1% 5% 2% Bennett Kingpin K403 (Bennett Ideal G182) Bennett Kingpin K403 (Bennett Ideal G182) Mr. Kingston 106P Ms. Kingpin 408P 1010M (BAR GT Einstein) Ms Hero 840H (Highland Hero 511E) • Performance, maternal and carcass leader with superior phenotype and added extension. • Excellent source to add Kingpin genetics from proven breed leading donor mother DLW Ms. Kingpin 408P. • Multi-trait sire with EPDs in top 20% for 11 traits. • A 7 month old daughter was the crowd favorite and sold through the Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale VIII for $5,600. • Semen: $30/unit Stuecken Brothers are proud members of:

STUECKEN BROTHERS 600 W. Hwy P Freeburg, MO 65035 Owners: Maurice, Mark, Marlon Stuecken and Families

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Herd Assessment Basics The annual herd assessments (HAS) are the life-line of the American Gelbvieh Association. The $25 per cow fee that AGA members pay fund more than 40 programs and services for members and their commercial customers. THE SUCCESS OF the American Gelbvieh Association is dependent on an active and involved membership. The AGA’s more than 40 programs and services are critical in assisting to promote and market Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle on all fronts. The AGA thanks all members for completing their herd assessment. Your continued commitment to the development and enhancement of the Association and the breed is greatly appreciated. Should you have any questions regarding the HAS process, please contact the registration department at the AGA office at 303465-2333 or

Active Membership American Gelbvieh Association membership requires payment of dues applicable to membership type and annual herd assessments (HAS). Active members receive a free subscription to Gelbvieh World magazine, one free registration to the AGA annual convention, and have access to AGA’s programs and services.

Total Herd Reporting The annual HAS process is a critical component of the total herd reporting (THR) system the AGA adopted in 2000. The purpose of THR is to establish a more complete database, thus enabling the AGA to make more accurate genetic predictions through EPDs and indexes for Gelbvieh and Balancer breeders.

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THR requires that all cows have a calf registered or a reproductive status code (RSC) reported annually.

Annual Herd Assessments due March 15 Herd assessments are the way members update their cow herd inventory as part of the THR. Members are asked to update their cow herd inventory in the beginning of each calendar year. All breeding-aged females (over 13 months of age) on a member’s inventory are then assessed a $25 fee. Members can begin submitting herd assessments in January, with all assessments due March 15.

Free Transfers and Registrations Payment of the HAS fee includes one registration credit, tied to the cow, to be able to register a calf out of that cow for the current year. Transfers are free to all active members.

Complete HAS Online The easiest way to complete your HAS is through the AGA’s Member Online Registry system. Through the online registry, members can register 2013 calves, dispose of open females, pay HAS on AMGV and non-AMGV females, post your 2014 inventory, and dispose of any females less than 13 months of age and any bulls.

The Value of Membership • • • • • • • •

Documented animal pedigree information Performance evaluation and EPD data Hybrid registration Breed marketing and promotion Online registry and herd management Member education programs Genetic improvement research Member communications

AGA Member Calendar January

AGA convention and annual meeting

January 1

AGJA annual dues are due

Requested Member Data Birth Data

• Breeding dates • Birth date and weight • Sex • Color • Horned, polled or scurred status • Management group designation (if managed separately) • Calving ease score • Dam docility score • Dam udder score

Weaning Data

• Weaning weight and date • Management group designation (if managed separately) • Sire verify any calves resulting from multi-sire pastures • Submit DNA samples for genomic EPDs on current calves • Dispose of inventory females if pregnancy check status is open and weaning data has been submitted • Enter castration date for bulls changing to steers • Hip height • Docility • Dam weight at weaning • Dam body condition score • Dam hip height

Yearling Data

• • • • •

AGA dues are due on annual membership date March 15

Annual herd assessments due Visit the Animal Registration page at for more information


Spring AGA board meeting

April 15

Spring calf registrations for calves born January 1 to July 31 of the previous year See the requested data chart for more information

April 30

Summer Sire Summary data due

May 15

Submit GPA (Gelbvieh Performance Advantage) application

July 31

Fall calf registrations due for calves born August 1 to December 31 of the previous year See the requested data chart for more information


Summer AGA board meeting

August 1

Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction data due

August 15

Nominations due for the AGA Member of the Year and AGA Hall of Fame Request application from AGA office


Submit DNA samples for national sale and futurity animals Helpful Tip: Consider creating a “DNA Bank” by taking DNA samples on all animals for future reference in case of parentage question or further DNA testing options

November 1

Junior dues are mailed to AGJA members

November 1

Winter Sire Summary data due Helpful Tip: Data submitted for the Winter Sire Summary provides your production sale customers the most accurate EPDs


Request absentee voting ballot for the election of AGA directors


Pre-register for the AGA Annual Convention

Yellow = Required AGA member deadlines Green = AGA Activities Blue = Preferred AGA programs

Yearling date and weight Hip height Scrotal circumference for bulls Pelvic measurement for females Management group designation (if managed separately) • Ultrasound data Preferred age window: 320 to 480 days; Schedule ultrasound scanning at least 3 weeks prior to sale or catalog deadlines especially during busy bull sale season • Sale catalog extract Can be requested ahead of production sale for catalog designer, please allow at least two business days

Data can easily be submitted online during registration or performance updates

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VIEW OF THE NUMBERS Pay Attention to Disposal Codes Disposal codes for cows, calves and bulls have been updated to reflect member needs and breed improvement tools. Be sure to take a look at the updated codes when completing herd assessments. By Susan Willmon and AGA Staff RECENT BREED IMPROVEMENT research towards the development of maternal EPDs and indexes has emphasized the importance of disposal codes. A disposal code is used to remove a cow, calf or bull from a member’s herd inventory. There are several routine times during the year when members will update their herd

inventories using disposal codes. The most immediate of these is during the annual herd assessment process where breeding-aged females, which are no longer active in the heard, are removed from a member’s current herd inventory. Table 1 contains an updated list of disposal codes that should be applied to breeding females. These

Table 1. Female and general disposal codes.

Code 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 20 21 22 24 25 26 27 28 29 50

Description Cow culled, open - exposed failed to conceive Cow culled, aborted Cow culled, had dead calf Cow culled, inferior production Cow culled, poor udder/teats Cow culled, poor temperament Cow culled, bad feet legs Cow culled, poor body condition Cow culled or died - old age Cow culled or died - calving difficulty Cow culled or died - health Cow culled or died - injury Cow culled or died - prolapse Cow culled or died - other Cow culled or died - disease Cow moved to commercial herd Cow culled - herd reduction Cow culled - genetic conditions carrier Cow culled - color Non-Gelbvieh cow inactive in herd

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disposal codes have been updated to help member’s better reflect why a female left the herd. Paying attention to which female disposal codes are used will lead to better, more reliable breed improvement tools, such as EPDs for heifer pregnancy, 30-month pregnancy, stayability, as well as a maternal index. Determining which females were exposed and then removed from the herd because of failure to conceive versus other reasons becomes very critical for fertility-related EPDs. Members should identify these females with the Disposal Code 9: Cow culled, open - exposed, failed to conceive. This will help identify

Table 2. Calf disposal codes.

Code 1 2 3 4 5 8 17 23 30 31 32 33 34

Description Calf died on arrival (calving difficulty) Calf died on arrival (other) Calf died-preweaning (disease/health) Calf died-preweaning (injury) Calf died-preweaning (other) Calf culled - sold as feeder calf Calf culled - freemartin Calf culled or died - genetic condition, affected Calf culled - appearance Calf culled - temperament Calf culled - performance Calf culled - poor feet/hoof condition Calf culled - poor leg structure

Table 3. Bull disposal codes.

Code 40 41 42 43 44

Description Breeding bull - bad feet, legs Breeding bull - temperament Breeding bull - old age Breeding bull - injury Breeding bull - failed BSE

genetics with inferior fertility. Realizing there are instances where females are removed for reasons that are no fault of the cows themselves, a couple of codes have been added. Disposal Code 26: Cow moved to commercial herd and Disposal Code 27: Cow culled - herd reduction, should be used when appropriate. As breeders make decisions to keep or cull females based on genetic condition testing status, disposal codes have been added to identify these females. Disposal Code 28: Cow culled - genetic conditions carrier should be used when an animal has been DNA tested as a carrier of a genetic condition. The Calf Disposal Code 23: Calf culled or died – genetic condition, affected, should be used when a calf is determined to be affected by a genetic condition. As well, differentiating females that might be removed for diseases such as mastitis (Disposal Code 25: Cow culled or died - disease) versus a more generic reason (Disposal Code 24: Cow culled or died - other) may seem trivial at this time but will become important down the road. As more research is completed on the genetics of disease resistance having this data may provide AGA members with an advantage in this area in the future. Using a Calf Disposal Code 3: Calf died - preweaning (disease/health) will also become relevant. Complete listings of codes that should be used for calves can be found in Table 2. Additionally, disposal codes specific to breeding bulls have been added (see Table 3). Information specific to bulls culled because of failing a breeding soundness exam (Bull Disposal Code 44: Breeding bull - failed

BSE) has the potential to add more insight into the overall fertility puzzle. Other codes have been added relating to bull temperament (Disposal Code 41: Breeding bull - temperament) and structure (Disposal Code 40: Breeding bull bad feet, legs). All of these codes will be

available for use in the Member Online Registry system as members update herd inventories during the herd assessment process and as new calves are added. Please feel free to call and speak with a member of the AGA registration staff if there is any question on which is the best code to be used. FFF

41st Annual

ANNUAL MEETING & SOCIAL Monday, February 10, 2014 6:00 PM at the sale headquarters

GELBVIEH CATTLE PARADE Tuesday, February 11, 2014 10:00 AM

Gelbvieh Gold Sale Tuesday, February 11, 2014 2:00 PM (CST) • Des Moines, Iowa Sponsored by the Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa Held in conjunction with the Iowa Beef Expo


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Top 5% Calving Ease EPD Strength average on the 270 Gelbvieh & Balancer sale bulls. Judd Ranch bulls are very affordable. Annually 97% plus sell to commercial producers.

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COMMUNICATION NOTE Production Schedule Gelbvieh World The Profit Picture

Share Your Passion There is a saying that goes “Find a job you love and you will never work another day in your life.” I am sure this saying applies to many of us who care for land and livestock in production agriculture. That passion we have for agriculture motivates us to succeed. By Jennifer Scharpe RECENTLY, I WAS honored to be named the 2013 Minnesota CattleWomen of the Year. I am truly grateful and humbled to be associated with the many outstanding CattleWomen who have previously received this award. My involvement with the Minnesota CattleWomen sparked an early passion in me for a career in agriculture communications, not only in working for the American Gelbvieh Association, but also being an advocate for agriculture. My involvement with the Minnesota CattleWomen began when I was in high school and participated in the Beef Ambassador and Beef Queen programs sponsored by the CattleWomen. It was during those years of representing Minnesota’s beef farmers and ranchers that I realized I wanted a career in communications in the beef industry. Those experiences helped shape who I am today and helped develop the passion and the skills I use in my job today. Additionally, for the last three years I have been a member of the National Beef Speakers Bureau. 34 | JANUARY 2014

This program was sponsored by the American National CattleWomen and the Beef Checkoff. Through this program, I had the opportunity to tell the beef story to many groups of people including civic organizations, families, and school-aged children. What I realized is that consumers want to hear from farmers and ranchers. They want to be able to talk to someone who produces their food and hear our stories. There is one thought that has always stayed with me. It is the same thought I used for my speech when I competed for Beef Queen 15 years ago and it remains true today. Agriculture. America’s greatest resource is cattle using land that undoubtedly replenishes the environment. Think about that. AGRICULTURE: America’s Greatest Resource Is Cattle Using Land That Undoubtedly Replenishes the Environment. Beef cattle are America’s greatest resource and it’s our job to tell our story of the passion we take in raising beef to provide America and the World with the best protein source for your dinner table. FFF

January Breeding Reference Guide/AI Sires Early deadline: November 25 Ad deadline: December 2 February Profit Picture Commercial Issue Early deadline: December 23 Ad deadline: December 30 March Annual Gelbvieh Convention/NWSS Early deadline: January 27 Ad deadline: February 3 April Herd Management/AI Sires Early deadline: February 24 Ad deadline: March 3 May Herd Health/Nutrition & Feeding Early deadline: March 25 Ad deadline: April 1 June-July Herd Reference Edition Early deadline: May 21 Ad deadline: May 28 August Seedstock Marketing Early deadline: June 24 Ad deadline: July 1 September Junior Programs Early deadline: July 25 Ad deadline: August 1 October Profit Picture Commercial Issue Early deadline: August 26 Ad deadline: September 2 November The Gelbvieh Cow Early deadline: September 24 Ad deadline: October 1 December AGA Convention Preview Early deadline: October 27 Ad deadline: November 3

SHOW RING South Carolina State Fair Open Show Columbia, S.C. Grand Champion Gelbvieh/Balancer Female: Jared Carnes, Iva, S.C. Reserve Champion Gelbvieh/ Balancer Female: Dustin Collier, Iva, S.C Grand Champion Gelbvieh/ Balancer Bull: Davidson Farms, Duncan, S.C. Reserve Champion Gelbvieh/ Balancer Bull: Connor Durham, Piedmont, S.C.


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South Carolina Junior Show Columbia, S.C. Grand Champion Gelbvieh/ Balancer Female: Caitlin Griffin, Westminster, S.C. Reserve Champion Gelbvieh/ Balancer Female: Connor Durham, Piedmont, SC.

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Canadian National Gelbvieh Show Edmonton, AB Grand Champion Female: CK Xanadu 71X & SLC Xanadu 64A, Severtson Land & Cattle, Red Deer County, AB Reserve Champion Female: JM Zaphire 75Z, Jace Cattle Company, Botha, AB. Grand Champion Bull: VV Zake 114Z, V&V Farms, Redcliff, AB Reserve Champion Bull: DVE Davidson Britches 166Y, Davidson Gelbvieh, Ponteix, SK Grand Champion Balancer Female: SLC Princess 204Y & SLC Princess 172A, Severtson Land & Cattle, Red Deer County, AB Reserve Champion Balancer Female: VV Zahara 42A, V&V Farms, Redcliff, AB Grand Champion Balancer Bull: JRI Secret Password 38Z, Severtson Land & Cattle, Red Deer County, AB

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Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale VIII & 5th Annual Customer Appreciation Sale September 21, 2013 Kingsville, Mo. Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by: John Burbank 3 Pick of Herd 2 Pregnant Recips 1 Flush 6 Spring Pairs 23 Spring Breds 15 Fall Pairs/Breds 23 Open Heifers 78 Total Lots

$4,983 $3,000 $2,800 $3,716 $2,500 $2,893 $1,808 $2,620

A BEAUTIFUL SEPTEMBER day was the backdrop for a very solid sale for the breeders of Seedstock Plus and the customers that participated. All the females sold at a brisk pace with the sale averages up significantly over last year. Cattle sold to 39 buyers in 11 states. Prior to the sale start a complimentary beef brisket meal, catered by the Rib Crib restaurant was enjoyed by all in attendance. Sale highlights include: Lot 1: Pick of pregnant recips from Bachman Cattle Farms sold to John Carrel, Mont., for $3,000. John picked the HFGC Vickie Vail 173Y34 X JDPD Astro 407S heifer mating. Lot 2: Pick of the entire Bar T Bar calf crop sold for $7,700 to Mulroy Farms, Kan. Having purchased the BTBR Nevada 1170Y bull in a past sale Mulroy Farms knew the opportunity presented in this offering. Lot 3: Pick of bred heifers

from Sandy Knoll Farms sold to CJSD Gelbvieh, Ohio for $3,500. The Diehl family has purchased this pick before and the results warranted to go again. Lot 4A was the BC Matrix X Cocoa Sue ET open spring heifer with the option to purchase the additional 11 full ET sisters. This female sold for $2,300 to Two Step Ranch, Iowa with Pat McCabe taking all of the full sisters. Lot 43: This top selling fall pair was consigned by Pederson Gelbvieh and sold for $3,250 to KG Gelbvieh, Texas. Guy and Kristen Lambert of KG Gelbvieh purchased a total of four fall pairs. Lot 92: The top selling open heifer come from Stuecken Bros. and sold for $5,600 to Bachman Cattle Farms. This red purebred Gelbvieh has excellent EPDs across the board and is also a 10 on tenderness on her IgenityÂŽ profile. FFF

Additional Sale Reports Online Read more detailed and additional sale reports online at exchange/salereports. Submit your sale report to Gelbvieh World by sending report or sale information to Jennifer Scharpe at jennifers@ Sale report will appear in the next issue of the magazine and will also posted online.

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Selby, South Dakota Annual Bull Sale 1st Saturday in March Brian & Dee Dee Vaughn & Wendy 605-649-9927 605-649-6262

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If you’re not here, how does your customer find you? GELBVIEH WORLD | 37

SALES Seedstock Plus Fall Bull Sale This bull offered excellent calving ease with good growth, depth and thickness in a very eye appealing package.

October 19, 2013 Carthage, Missouri Auctioneer: Jeremy Anstine Reported by: John Burbank 75 Balancer® Bulls 45 Gelbvieh Bulls 3 Southern Balancer® - Hybrid Bulls 2 Angus Bulls 125 Overall Bulls

$4,110 $3,970 $3,083 $2,650 $4,012

SEEDSTOCK PLUS HOSTED another successful sale with their annual Fall Bull Sale. There were 149 registered buyers, of which 84 bought, with bulls selling into 12 states. All the bulls sold at a rapid pace to new and repeat customers that bid aggressively on this quality offering. The sale averages increased over $500 per head over last year’s sale. Sale Highlights Include: Lot 129: A homozygous black purebred Gelbvieh bull from Brandywine Farms, sold to Walnut Ridge Gelbvieh, Mo., at $7,750. Brandywine Farms retained 25 percent semen interest on this calving ease prospect that was also the top IMF scanning Gelbvieh bull.

Lot 14: A black Balancer from Okatoma River Ranch sold to Jerald Rumfelt, Mo., for $6,900. This super phenotype bull was the result an ET mating and posted a 129 gain ratio. Lot 3: A homozygous black, homozygous polled 88 percent Angus bull offered by JGP Gelbvieh and Burbank Cattle Co. Nowack Cattle Co. of Missouri was the winning bidder at $6,300. Lot 3 had an excellent EPD profile, with carcass value of 123.57, 114 gain ratio, and high IMF scan. Lot 61: Another bull from Brandywine Farms, this homozygous black Balancer bull sold to Tom Strubberg, Mo., for $6,250. Excellent EPDs, a high IMF scan, and eye appeal attracted many to this bull. Lot 104: This homozygous black, homozygous polled, purebred Gelbvieh bull from Diamond Mill Iron Gelbvieh sold to Ann Gregory of Kansas for $6,000. He combines excellent calving ease and milk in a package with length, depth and thickness. FFF

Lot 11: A red homozygous polled Balancer from Van Winkle Farms sold to Stuecken Bros., Mo, for $7,250.

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JUNIOR VOICE Herd Assessments - What AGJA Members Need to Know Annual herd assessments are available in January and due by March 15. For AGJA members, your dues and herd assessments must be paid to participate in AGJA activities. By Dana Stewart

What is a “herd assessment”? The American Gelbvieh Association herd assessment is part of total herd reporting required for all AGA and American Gelbvieh Junior Association members. Total herd reporting means that every registered, active female with the AGA that is over 13 months of age must have a calf status reported annually. Did the cow have a calf? Did she shift calving seasons? Did you sell the cow or did she die? Even if the calf died upon arrival or is sold as a feeder calf that information must be submitted online or through a registration applications. The herd assessment reports any animals that you will dispose of, meaning they’ve been sold, died or no longer in the herd. This information is important and is used to develop data tools such as the stayability EPD. Cows can remain on the assessment for a fee of $25.00. Or if the cow is no longer in your herd, you can remove her from the assessment without any fees. However, if you wish to add that cow to your assessment in a following year the cost is $25.00 for every year she was taken off.

Why does it matter to me? Herd assessments, released in January, must be completed each year by March 15 to keep an active membership status. The herd assessment together with your annual dues must both be paid and current to be an active member. This is especially important for AGJA members since both must be paid to participate in AGJA shows and activities.

What do I get in return for my herd assessment? After you complete the annual herd assessment, your membership receives a registration credit for each cow that was not removed from the assessment. This means you do not pay any additional fees when registering calves from your assessed cows. Also, you’ll get free ownership transfers for any animal you sell and transfer to the new buyer.

How do I complete my herd assessment? The easiest way to complete your herd assessment is through the AGA’s Member Online Registry system. In January, log on to your online AGA account and your assessment will be waiting. Once you’re finished, you can enter payment method and your assessment will be taken care of until the following year. There are several help guides posted on the AGA website and support from the AGA registration department is always a phone call away. FFF

Grace Hammer, President (2013) Wallace, KS • 785-728-7111 Michael Ring, Vice President (2012) Oregon, IL • 815-732-7583 Mike & Toni Shrewsbury, Adult Advisors Lathrop, MO • 816-528-3644 Al & Mary Knapp, Adult Advisors Bonner Springs, KS • 913-724-4105 Dana Stewart, Staff Advisor 303-465-2333 •

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Justin Vehige, V.P. of Leadership (2012) Bonnots Mill, MO • 573-897-3303 Van Tucker, Secretary (2012) Portis, KS • 785-282-0544 Nicole Mattison, Treasurer (2012) Lamberton, MN • 507-752-7573

Dustin Aherin, Ex-Officio Phillipsburg, KS • 785-302-1252 Sydney Bigger (2013) Media, IL • 309-221-6262 Tiana Garcia (2013) Las Animas, CO • 719-691-9691 Carter Mitchell (2013) Appleton City, MO • 660-492-3966 Kelsey Sheeley (2013) Hillsbobo, OH • 937-403-3272

Attention Juniors

The Gelbvieh Association In Nebraska will award a Junior that purchases a heifer at the Nebraska Cattleman’s Classic Gelbvieh/Balancer® Sale $4,000 if the NCC heifer wins her division at the Gelbvieh Junior National Show. This award is growing by $1,000 every year until it’s won! For more information please contact: Rick Lammers • 308-325-7146 Rodney Barwick • 308-991-4588


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2013 Editorial Review - Articles Published in Gelbvieh World & The Profit Picture

January 2013 F Advancing the Breed, President’s View by Mark Goes F Optimizing Your Resources, Executive’s View by Jim Gibb F One Step Closer to Gelbvieh Genomic-Enhanced EPDs F With the End in Mind, Breed Promotion Minute by Frank Padilla F EPDs 2.0 – Age-Adjusted Carcass EPDs, View of the Numbers by Susan Willmon F Guidelines for Collecting Carcass Ultrasound Data F A New Look for the New Year, Communication Note by Jennifer Scharpe F Top Ten New Year Resolutions for AGJA Members, Junior Voice by Dana Stewart F Champions Named in NAILE Eastern National Show

February 2013 F Considering Crossbreeding? by Bob Weaber F New Generation AGA EPDs F Indicators of Longevity, by Troy Smith, ARSBC F Affecting Success, Editorial by Jim Gibb F Gelbvieh Crossbreeding at Spade Ranches, by Brian Rogers F Over the Fence with Dr. Bob Hough, by Frank Padilla F BeefTalk: Know Your Herd’s Calving Distribution, by Kris Ringwall F Calving Season – Time to Evaluate Udder Soundness

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F Gelbvieh Maternal Advantages F Using DNA to Produce a More Profitable Cattle Herd F Bull Sale Season, Editorial by Christian Hojer

F Champions Names in NWSS National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show F GeneSeek® Announces Next Generation of DNA Technology F Find a CUP Technician Near You

F Brand Your Calves with SmartCross® Ear Tags

F Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen Bull Show Generates Excitement

F Crossbreeding – It’s Smart and Easy, Editorial by Frank Padilla

F National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale Averages $7,720, by Jennifer Scharpe

F Management of Bulls for Natural Service

F Outstanding Quality in NWSS Gelbvieh and Balancer® Junior Show

F The Importance of Sire Selection, by Dan Moser

F Prairie Hills Gelbvieh Wins Gelbvieh Bull Futurity, by Jennifer Scharpe

F Crossbreeding Made Easy with Balancer®

F Step-By-Step Guide to Herd Assessments

F Adams Ranch: Genetics that Fit the Environment, by William McIntosh

F Impacting the Beef Business – Breed Promotion, Breed Promotion Minute by Frank Padilla

F Calving Season: The First 21 Days, by Carl Dahlen F Gelbvieh Females have Maternal Superiority F Building Value into Your Feeder Cattle, by Frank Padilla

March 2013 F Membership Engagement Drives Success, President’s View by Rob Arnold F A Foundation for the Future, Executive’s View by Jim Gibb F North Dakota Man Elected American Gelbvieh Association President, by Jennifer Scharpe F American Gelbvieh Association Inducts South Dakota Couple into Hall of Fame F Missouri Couple Receives American Gelbvieh Association Member of the Year

F Tight Race for Ring of Gold Champions F New Generation AGA EPDs – Guide to the American Gelbvieh Association Expected Progeny Differences F Balancer® Bull Futurity Claimed by Beastrom Bull, by Jennifer Scharpe F Driving Sales, Communication Note by Jennifer Scharpe F Be a Champion for the American Gelbvieh Foundation, by Dana Stewart F Finding the Correct Genetics for Your Herd, by Kari Otteman F Ride the Denver Excitement to Summer Shows, Junior Voice by Justin Vehige

April 2013 F The Cost of Success is $25, President’s View by Rob Arnold

Seedstock Plus Spring Sale Calendar!

Seedstock Plus Tennessee Bull Sale * February 1, 2014

TN Livestock Producers * Columbia, TN * 75 Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls most are 18 months old * some RFI tested

Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale * February 22, 2014

Kingsville Livestock Auction * Kingsville, MO * 150 Angus, Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls 18 month old & yearling bulls * some RFI tested

Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale * March 29, 2014

Joplin Regional Stockyards * Carthage, MO * 200 Angus, Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls 18 month old & yearling bulls * some RFI tested • • • • • • • • •



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2013 Gelbvieh World & The Profit Picture Editorial Review F Does Impacting the Beef Business Require Phenotypes? Executive’s View by Jim Gibb

Communicate, Junior Voice by Seth Arp

Foundation Update by Dana Stewart

F Spring Cleaning: Getting Your Herd Data Out of Your Pocketbook and into the Registry, by Kari Otteman

May 2013 F A Few Suggestions for Your Summer Schedule, President’s View by Rob Arnold

F The Quest for the Perfect Photo, Communication Note by Jennifer Scharpe

F Simmental, Red Angus and Gelbvieh Break New Ground with Multi-Breed Genetic Evaluation, View of the Numbers by Dr. Bob Hough F Guidelines for Body Condition Scores F Following the Sale, by AGA Staff F Cow Temperament Affects Reproduction F Disposition Scoring Guidelines F What I’ve Learned, Breed Promotion Minute by Frank Padilla F How Ranchers Can Use Facebook, Communication Note by Rachel Cutrer F Social Media is the New Way to

June-July 2013

F Impacting the Beef Business through Collaboration, Executive’s View by Jim Gibb

F Commitment, Dedication and Perseverance, President’s View by Rob Arnold

F Tracking Consumer Trends, Breed Promotion Minute by Frank Padilla

F What Defines Us? Breed Promotion Minute by Frank Padilla

F Selection Indexes - Straightforward Tools for Genetic Progress, View of the Numbers by Susan Willmon

F Status Update: Impacting the Beef BusinessTM Long-Range Strategic Plan, by Jim Gibb

F Drought Survival Tips for Cattle Producers, by Chuck Coffey

F Gelbvieh Performance Advantage Program Honors 10 Breeders, by Jennifer Scharpe

F AGJA Regional Show Schedules F Run For It, Junior Voice by Dustin Aherin F How AGA Members Can Impact the Beef Business, American Gelbvieh

F Introducing Maternal and Feed Efficiency Research EPDs, View of the Numbers by AGA Staff F Reference/AGA Statistics: Top Ten States; State Statistics at a Glance;

OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS Choose from 5 of our top bred heifers at the North Dakota Golden Rule Sale. ...because the quality keeps coming from Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh. Check out our 2014 entries at ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE on FEBRUARY 20, 2014 where we will be offering 80 Purebred and Balancer bulls and 15 select bred heifers.

DDGR 19Y by BC Matrix 2013 Golden Rule Sale

DDGR 31X by MTTY In Focus 2012 Golden Rule Sale

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Dennis and Sherry Gustin and Family 5135 Hwy 6 Mandan, ND 58554 Dennis: 701-663-7266 or 701-400-3483

Al and Peggy Gustin Sarah: 701-400-3563

30th Annual North Dakota Gelbvieh Association’s

RHGF 3A SIRE: PLA Big Dog 101Y

Purebred Gelbvieh Bull DAM: RHGF 61T

DGSG 24A SIRE: RUP Rupple Yukon 301P

Purebred Gelbvieh Bull DAM: DGSC 10R

Monday, January 27, 2014 • 1:00 PM (CST) Kist Livestock, Mandan, ND

DCHD 332A 19Y Purebred Gelbvieh Female SIRE: BDOC Bailey’s Guy 205X DAM: DCHD 159X

WOHL A17 75% Balancer® Bull SIRE: MCFG 186Y DAM: WOHL T17 SRGG 328A SIRE: WOHL Otto X7

Purebred Gelbvieh Bull DAM: WVR 272M CDOC 204A SIRE: CIRS 81NY

Purebred Gelbvieh Female DAM: DCH U204


27 PB Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls • 16 PB Gelbvieh & Balancer® Bred Heifers • 17 PB Gelbvieh & Balancer® Open Heifers ®

NDGA ANNUAL MEETING & BANQUET Sunday, January 26, 2014 • Sale book and sale cattle videos available online at

Register and bid live online at

SALE MANAGEMENT BY: Mitchell Marketing Service

SALE SPONSORED BY: North Dakota Gelbvieh Association

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

Sale Chair • Christina Dockter


2013 Gelbvieh World & The Profit Picture Editorial Review Most Used Sires; Members with 100 Plus Registrations; State and Regional Gelbvieh Association Officers; AGA Committees Impact the Beef Business; AGA Member Calendar/ Requested Member Data

August 2013

September 2013

F Breeding for Industry Relevance, President’s View by Rob Arnold

F Shaping the Future of Gelbvieh, President’s View by Rob Arnold

F Debate is Good: The Answer is Simple, Executive’s View by Jim Gibb

F Going Forward, Executive’s View by Jim Gibb

F Genomic-Enhanced EPDs: Adding Reliability to Your Tools for Genetic Improvement, by AGA Staff

F Honoring a Great Gelbvieh Advocate, by Jennifer Scharpe

F Memories Made at the Northern Lights Classic

F Managing Genetic Defects, by AGA Staff

F American Gelbvieh Junior Association Elects Board

F Congenital Contractural Arachnodactyly (CA) or “Fawn Calf Syndrome” in Gelbvieh Cattle

F Eagle Pass Ranch Continues AllAround Donation Heifer Award

F Develop a Bovine Diarrhea Virus (BVD) Surveillance Plan for Your Cow Herd, by John Paterson F Reduced Price DNA Testing Options for AGA Members F A Successful State Association Starts with Leadership, by William McIntosh

F Don’t Just Sell Your Calves...Market Them, Breed Promotion Minute by Frank Padilla

F Promoting through Video, Communication Note by Jennifer Scharpe

F Yoder’s Prairie Acres Hosts Ohio Gelbvieh Field Day, by William McIntosh

F Family Traditions Continue at Warner Beef Genetics, by Jennifer Scharpe

F Developing a Mature Cow Weight EPD, View of the Numbers by AGA Staff

F Modified-Live IBR Vaccines Implicated in Abortion Cases

F The AGJA Member’s Last Minute Summer To-Do List, Junior Voice by Dana Stewart

F Exploring American Gelbvieh Foundation Giving Options, American Gelbvieh Foundation Update by Dana Stewart F New Contests Bring New Challenges to the Junior Classic, Junior Voice by Garrett Teeter F National Level Show Schedules Announced, by Jennifer Scharpe

F Tips for Preparing a Sale Catalog, Communication Note by Rachel Cutrer F Gelbvieh Juniors Host Western Regional Show in Columbus, Kansas F Champions Named in Mountaintop Eastern Regional Junior Show

F AGJA Presents Inaugural Premier Breeder Award F Durham Tops Ticket Sales for 2013 AGJA Donation Heifer F American Gelbvieh Foundation Awards Annual Scholarships, Gives to Future Gelbvieh Leaders F Gelbvieh Juniors Experience the Northern Lights in National Show F Thank You AGJA Northern Lights Classic Award Sponsors F AGJA Skill-A-Thon Contest Prepares Future AGA Members F Getting Ahead of the Curve - Plan Today for Your Bull Sale Genetic Testing, View of the Numbers by Kari Otteman F American Gelbvieh Junior Association Selects Ambassadors F Leaving Your Mark, Breed Promotion Minute by Frank Padilla

Thank you to Larry P and Sunny D Farms for purchasing a flush out of Eye Candy at the NAILE Sale. Also,Thank you to S&S Gelbvieh for purchasing the pick of the Fly Girl heifers at the NAILE Sale.

CIRS PMFG Eye Candy 2101Z

2013 NAILE Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Female 2013 Dixie National Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female 2013 KY State Fair Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female

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Gary Tilghman

690 Lick Branch Rd • Glasgow, KY 42141 270.678.5695


F Our Service is Free, Communication Note by Jennifer Scharpe

Saturday, February 22, 2014 1:00 PM (CST) Napoleon Livestock Auction, Napoleon, North Dakota

F AGJA Members Build Skills, Leadership through Educational Contests


60 Purebred Gelbvieh Bulls • 50 Purebred Gelbvieh and Commercial Open Heifers

F Many Thanks to AGJA Northern Lights Classic Donors

Register and bid live online at

DCHD 114A PB Gelbvieh Bull

October 2013 F Using Genetics to Get More Efficient - Selecting to Improve Efficiency by Dr. Bob Weaber

BDOC Bailey’s Guy 205X x DCHD 114S

F Impacting the Beef Business with Selection Indexes by Dr. Jim Gibb F Ranching in Tough Country Cedar Top and Spade Ranched by Dr. Bob Hough

DCHD 145A PB Gelbvieh Bull

F Gelbvieh’s Role in the Beef Business by Rob Arnold F Over the Fence with John Schroeder, Darr Feedlot, Inc. by Frank Padilla

CIRS 81NY (Decade) x DCHD 145W

F Mining Up an Old Topic to Help Improve Your Production: The Importance of Mineral Nutrition in the Beef Animal by Kyle Weldon

DCHD 332A PB Gelbvieh Heifer

F Increasing Stayability Leads to Profit by Jennifer Scharpe

BDOC Bailey’s Guy 205X x DCHD 159X

F Gelbvieh Maternal Efficiency: More than Just a Guess by Kari Otteman F Strong Past, Powerful Future by Frank Padilla

Sells in ND Golden Rule Sale.

F Crossbreed Instead of Using BetaAgonists by Dr. Bob Hough F Balancer® - The Smart, Easy Crossbreeding Solution, by Jennifer Scharpe

Watch for the Golden Buckle Gelbvieh consignments in the 30th Annual North Dakota Gelbvieh Association “Golden Rule” Sale Monday, January 27, 2014 • Mandan, ND

F It’s Never the Wrong Time to Learn, by Michael Ring F Gelbvieh Joins Mutli-Breed Genetic Evaluation

F A Fitting Transition: Cow-Calf to Seedstock by Brian Rogers F BeefTalk: To Pass, 60 Percent Must Calve in 21 Days, by Kris Ringwall


F How Fast can the Beef Cow Herd be Rebuilt? by Derrell Peel

Dwight and Christina Dockter Bailey, Cheyenne, Cierra and Dalton

SALE MANAGEMENT BY: Mitchell Marketing Service

4956 41st St. SE, Medina, ND 58467 701-486-3494 •

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

Visit for complete sale listing and videos.


Gelbvieh Profit Partners is committed to the success of the commercial producer raising Gelbvieh/Balancer® genetics. We look forward to working with you in 2014!

Give us a call when you have cattle available. We want to bid on them.

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Barry “Slim” Cook Chief Operating Officer P.O. Box 3025, Cody, WY 82414 307-272-2024

2013 Gelbvieh World & The Profit Picture Editorial Review F $Indexes - Simplified Selection Tools for Genetic Progress, by Jennifer Scharpe F Profitability in the Beef Business, by William McIntosh

November 2013

F Rippe Gelbvieh Donates Watchman Daughter for AGJA Raffle

December 2013

F Gelbvieh Breeders Recognized for Selecting for Maternal Efficiency in Cow Herd: Annual Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction Honor Roll

F Tenacity, Executive’s View by Jim Gibb

F AGA Resources Help Members Manage Genetic Conditions, View of the Numbers by Susan Willmon

F A Winning Team, President’s View by Rob Arnold F Manage What You Can, Breed Promotion Minute by Frank Padilla F How a Protein Supplementation Program can Help Winter Range Cattle on Low-Quality Forage by Courtney Verzosa F Improving on Tradition, Executive’s View by Jim Gibb F AGA Board Approves Convention Activities, Budget, Other Action at August Meeting F AGA Board Approves Genetic Conditions Testing Policy

F Measuring Our Progress, President’s View by Rob Arnold F 2014 AGA Annual Convention Information F Take Notice, Breed Promotion Minute by Frank Padilla

F Are You a Cattle Manager or a Cost Manager?

F Vitamins: Small Requirements with Big Benefits by Kyle Weldon

F The Gelbvieh Cow, Junior Voice by Van Tucker

F From the Show Ring: 2013 Summer Show Results

F American Gelbvieh Foundation Offers a Limited Time, Unique Giving Strategy to Save on Taxes

F It Starts with YOUR Junior Membership, Junior Voice by Grace Hammer

F Add Color to Your Breeder Block Ad, Communication Note by Jennifer Scharpe

F Reaching Commercial Producers, Communication Note by Jennifer Scharpe

F 2014 AGA Annual Convention Information

F 2013 American Royal Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show Results


ALABAMA Kittle Gelbvieh Farms Quality Black Gelbvieh Cattle Johnny D. Kittle 816 Co. Rd. 36 Geraldine, AL 35974 Cell (256) 996-4140



15702 Hodges Rd., Omaha, AR 72662

Jim & Pat Dromgoole 4403 Winding River Dr. • Richmond, TX 77469 Home


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

(281) 341-5686 • Ranch (979) 561-8144 Show Cattle Managers: James & Shannon Worrell • (325) 258-4656

BullS & HeiferS By Private treaty at tHe raNcH

Ed LeGrand

809 S. Redlands Rd. • Stillwater, OK 74074

405-747-6950 • Homo. Black, Homo. Polled • Breeding Stock Available

Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls & Heifers Available Private Treaty Sales

Gonzales, Texas Noel SeNogleS • 281-635-3416 •

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MIDWEST BREEDERS KANSAS Purebred A.I. Seedstock Bulls and Heifers Available. Al, Mary & Nick Knapp Cell: (913) 219-6613 18291 158th Street H: (913) 724-4105 Bonner Springs, KS 66012 FAX: (913) 724-4107 e-mail:

Bar Arrow Cattle Company Stuar t Jar vis

26 E. Limestone Rd. • Phillipsburg, KS 67661 e-mail: • 785/543-5177

ROCKING GV GELBVIEH Polled Fullblood Gelbvieh Cattle


Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Wehner 22533 Spencer Lane Kirksville, MO 63501 660-665-7502

B/F Cattle Company

Specializing in Forage Raised Balancer® Bulls on K-31

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

Route 1, Box 407 • Butler, MO 64730

Judd Ranch Inc.

660 • 492 • 2808

RogeRs Valley FaRm gelbVieh Breed for Tomorrow’s Cattle Today!

A Breed Leader in Tenderness & Marbling– P.O. Box 51 Mendon, MO 64660 (660) 272-3805 (O) (660-375-7266 (C) Ronald & Kathryne Rogers email:

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

Gelbvieh SprinG Flood ranch balancer® Jim & Sherri Michaletz 1397 Spring Flood Rd Goodman, MO 64843 417-364-5297 (O) 479-366-1234 (C) Email:

Fall Bred Heifers • SimAngus & Balancer®

Source for calving ease, docile, major economic traits, boostered with this heterosis, 18 mo old bulls for longevity

Timothy Mulroy • 785-640-6401 Mayetta, KS •

Bob Harriman Genetics Montrose, MO 660-492-2504 Thanks to all for investing 50 years in this program from pasture to plate.

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

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Committed to raising quality seestock Registered Gelbvieh and Balancer® Cattle Elmer, Brenda, Brad & Benny McWilliams Asbury, MO 64832 • 417-642-5871 • 417-529-0081(cell)

Consistent Genetics Adding Pounds & Profit

Myron & Valerie Bahm 4375 White Oak Rd Fordland, MO 65652

417-753-3578(h) • 417-576-0687(c)


Registered Gelbvieh & Balancer®


SALES NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale C-Cross Cattle Company offered the pick of three ET sisters as Lot 3. Lot 3A, a homozygous black and homozygous polled daughter of Reflex and the C-Cross donor Twila's Focus W607 was the pick at $7,500. She was named the 2013 NAILE Heifer Futurity Champion.

November 18, 2013 Louisville, Ky Auctioneer: Todd Barlow Sale Manager: Slaughter Sale Management Reported by: David Slaughter Sale Average


Lot 1, a homozygous black and homozygous polled daughter of Maverick and EGL Cirie R744, consigned by JenJoe Farms, followed closely at $7,000.

A GREAT CROWD gathered on November 18 at New Market Hall in Louisville, Ky., for the 2013 NAILE Showcase Gelbvieh & Balancer® Sale. The sale was part of an event-packed week for Gelbvieh breeders. The sale offered outstanding quality with many taking class and division champion honors at the prestigious NAILE Gelbvieh and Balancer Show.

Lot 8 was a fancy, red Decade daughter consigned by Circle S Gelbvieh was the choice of Wesley Dobbins at $3,900. She was also an entry in the 2013 heifer futurity where she placed first runner-up.

Lot 7 was a flush opportunity in CIRS PMFG Eye Candy 2101Z offered by Pleasant Meadows Farms. Larry Clark took advantage to add her genetics to his outstanding program.

Green Hills Gelbvieh offered a pick from their highly competitive show string. Their string consisted of seven head impressive bulls and heifers. Lot 13A, GHGF 31A, was the choice at $4,750. FFF

Butler's Black Oak, Lot 10, was purchased by Mike Moore and Larry Clark. He is an exciting young bull sired by Butler's Red Oak out of Butler's CareFree 534U.

MIDWEST BREEDERS Pope Farms Gelbvieh


J. J. Boehler

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

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

Cedar Top Ranch Scott & Raberta Starr 212 Starr Drive • Stapleton, NE 69163 (H): 308-587-2293 • (C): 308-530-3900

Jeff Swanson • 308/337-2235 10908 724 Road • Oxford, NE 68967 Annual Sale—Last Saturday in February

Eldon Starr: 1-800-535-6173 or Rich Johnson: 402-368-2209



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


Champions Named at NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh Show Results and photos by Jennifer Scharpe

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female MDR Princess 200Z JW LeDoux, Agenda, Kan. Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Female CIRS PMFG Eye Candy 2101Z Pleasant Meadows Farm, Glasgow, Ky. Sire: CRAN Buddy Boy T729

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z Overmiller Gelbvieh/Emily Griffiths, Smith Center, Kan. Sire: GGGE 3G Excellence 063X

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Bull GGGE 3G Aristotle 320A ET Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET


he 2013 Eastern National Gelbvieh and Balancer速 Show was held at the North American International Livestock Exposition on Tuesday, November 19, in Louisville, Ky. A total of 83 animals were exhibited by breeders from across the country. Judge Jack Ward, Kansas City, Mo., evaluated the 42 Gelbvieh females, 17 Gelbvieh bulls, 16 Balancer females and 8 Balancer bulls. The premier breeder and premier exhibitor awards both went to Emily Griffiths. Cody Moore of Fountain Run, Ky., was named the premier herdsman. The 2013 NAILE Junior Gelbvieh Show was held on

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Sunday, November 17. A total of 14 Gelbvieh heifers were evaluated by Jake Scott, Gordon, Neb.

Grand Champion Balancer Female BCFG Butlers Ms Oak Leaf 534 Bradley Piles, Bardstown, Ky. Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W

Reserve Champion Balancer Female PLA Miss Zelda 20Z Garrett Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C. Sire: S A V Pioneer 7301

Grand Champion Balancer Bull GGGE 3G Agustus 317A Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: S A V Bismarck 5682

Reserve Champion Balancer Bull BCFG Butlers Black Oak Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn. Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W

Junior Show Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer KIT Grace Z63 Colton Kitley, Flora, Ill. Sire: DCSF Post Rock Granite 200P2

Junior Show Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Heifer BAKR All Spice 301A ET Elizabeth Beer, Milford, Ind. Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET


Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf BCFG QVS Butlers Kali 281Z ET Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn. Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Senior Heifer Calf RLKL RL 108 Linquist Farms, Fonda, Iowa Sire: RLKL RL Gambler ET

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Heifer CCRO CCross Performer 2301 C-Cross Cattle Company, Asheboro, N.C. Sire: JKGF Reflex X4 ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Intermediate Heifer GBNR Bar None Ms Tina 282Z ET Larry P & Sunny D Farms, Greensburg, Ky. Sire: JKGF Trendsetter 55R ET

Gelbvieh Spring Heifer Calves

Class 4

Junior Show Grand Champion Bred and Owned Gelbvieh Heifer AMT Virginia 27Z Austin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C. Sire: GHGF Mr Temptation 43U

Class 1

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Heifer Calf GHGF Annette 323A Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mt. Ulla, N.C. Sire: SDCG X-Factor 202X

Gelbvieh Champion Winter Heifer Calf GGGE 3G Athena 312A ET Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET

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Gelbvieh Reserve Spring Heifer Calf GHGF Ashley 31A Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mt. Ulla, N.C. Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X

Gelbvieh Reserve Winter Heifer Calf CIRS Abby 81NR Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan. Sire: CIRS Decade 278U2

June 20 to July 1, 2013 1.SSMK Golden Streak, Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky.; 2. SVFG Miss Lady, Spring Valley Farm, Lebanon, Ky.

Class 2

March 13 to April 1, 2013 1.GHGF Annette 323A, Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mt. Ulla, N.C.; 2. GHGF Ashley , Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mt. Ulla, N.C.; 3. EBIG A716, Ethan Bigger, Media, Ill. Gelbvieh Winter Heifer Calves

Class 3

February 25, 2013 1.CIRS Abby 81NR, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan.

January 4 to January 21, 2013 1.GGGE 3G Athena 312A ET, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; 2. BCFG Butlers Lulu 549A, Allie Raab, Markle, Ind.; 3. CIRS Audrey 918, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan. Gelbvieh Senior Heifer Calves

Class 5

November 1 to December 31, 2012 1.JENJ Miss JENJ 254Z ET, JenJoe Farms, Clinton, Ky.; 2. SSMK Love Struck, Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky.; 3. AMT Virginia 27Z, Austin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C.

Gelbvieh Champion Cow-Calf SHWD Ms Golden Free Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky. Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Cow-Calf SVFG Dolly Spring Valley Farm, Lebanon, Ky. Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET

Gelbvieh Champion Spring Bull Calf GGGE 3G Archimedes 353A Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET

Gelbvieh Reserve Winter Bull Calf CIRS Yard Art Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan. Sire: CIRS Decade 2782

Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull Calf BCFG Butlers Astro 71Z Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn. Sire: JDPD Astro 407S

Gelbvieh Reserve Senior Bull Calf SSMK Apollo Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky. Sire: SSMK Astroid

Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Bull SVFG Turbo Spring Valley Farm, Lebanon, Ky. Sire: ALS Mason 14W

Gelbvieh Reserve Junior Bull CIRS Overdrive Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan. Sire: CIRS Decade 287U2

Class 6

October 11 to October 26, 2012 1.CIRS 2006Z, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan.; 2. KIT Grace Z63, Colton Kitley, Flora, Ill.

Class 7

September 1 to September 28, 2012 1.BCFG QVS Butlers Kali 281Z ET, Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn.; 2. RLKL RL 108, Linquist Farms, Fonda, Iowa; 3. GHGF 2Z1 ET, Justin Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C. Gelbvieh Intermediate Heifers

Class 8

August 28 to August 31, 2012 1.CCRO CCross Performer 2301, C-Cross Cattle

Company, Asheboro, N.C.; 2. GBNR Bar None Ms Tina 282Z ET, Larry P & Sunny D Farms, Greensburg, Ky. Gelbvieh Junior Heifers

Class 9

March 2 to April 29, 2012 1.MDR Princess 200Z, JW LeDoux, Agenda, Kan.; 2. BEA 200Z, Linquist Farms, Fonda, Iowa; 3. OHMV Miss Jasmine 403Z, Kelsey Sheeley, Hillsboro, Ohio

Class 10

January 14 to February 2, 2012 1.CIRS PMFG Eye Candy 2101Z, Pleasant Meadows Farm, Glasgow, Ky.; 2. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Zesta 204Z, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; 3. JCGR Bar GT Cora 210Z, Arian De La Garza, Centennial, Colo.

Gelbvieh Cow-Calf Pairs

Class 11

Cows born after 2011 1.SHWD Ms Golden Free, Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky.; 2. SVFG Dolly, Spring Valley Farm, Lebanon, Ky. Gelbvieh Spring Bull Calves

Class 12

March 6, 2013 1.GGGE 3G Archimedes 353A, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Gelbvieh Winter Bull Calves

Class 13

January 5 to January 21, 2013 1.GGGE 3G Aristotle 320A ET, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; 2. CIRS

Yard Art, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan.; 3. RLKL RL Top Line, Linquist Farms, Fonda, Iowa Gelbvieh Senior Bull Calves

Class 14

November 18 to December 8, 2012 1.BCFG Butlers Astro 71Z, Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn.; 2. KIT Mr G Force Z73, Kitley Gelbvieh, Flora, Ill.

Class 15

October 15 to October 27, 2012 1.SSMK Apollo, Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky.; 2. RLKL RL Hot Horse, Linquist Farms, Fonda, Iowa


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Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull KVW Skyview Trendsetter Kendal VanWinkle, Seymour, Tenn. Sire: JKGF Trendsetter 55R ET

Gelbvieh Champion Two-Year-Old Bull AAD R True Grit 1103Y Ariana De La Garza, Centennial, Colo. Sire: BABR RID Rooster Cogburn

Gelbvieh Reserve Two-Year-Old Bull CIRS Shaker’s Wasp Shaker Hill Farm, Mulhall, Okla. Sire: JCGR BAR GT 527U ET

Balancer Champion Spring Heifer Calf MDR Ms Miley 324A Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla. Sire: BLC Darkhorse 006X

Balancer Reserve Spring Heifer Calf GMTG 03A Garrett Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C. Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X

Balancer Champion Winter Heifer Calf GGGE 3G Cowgirl Abbey 325A Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors

Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf BCFG Butlers Ms Oak 926Z Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn. Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W

Balancer Reserve Senior Heifer Calf AHL Forever Lady 289Z JW LeDoux, Agenda, Kan. Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors

Gelbvieh, Mt. Ulla, N.C.

1.MDR Ms Miley 324A, Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla.; 2. GMTG 03A, Garrett Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C.; 3. HILC Ms Lady Bug, Cody Moore, Fountain Run, Ky.

Gelbvieh Intermediate Bulls

Class 16

June 30, 2012 1.SVFG Turbo, Spring Valley Farm, Lebanon, Ky. Gelbvieh Junior Bulls

Class 17

March 2 to April 18, 2012 1.GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z, Overmiller Gelbvieh & Emily Griffiths, Smith Center, Kan.; 2. SYDB Garbanzo Bean, Sydney Bigger, Media, Ill.

Class 18

February 3 to February 17, 2012 1.CIRS Overdrive, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan.; 2. JCGR BAR GT Orange Crush 62, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo.; 3. GHGF 536Z, Green Hills 56 | JANUARY 2014

Gelbvieh Senior Bulls

Class 19

November 22, 2011 1.KVW Skyview Trendsetter, Kendal VanWinkle, Seymour, TN Gelbvieh Two-Year-Old Bulls

Class 20

January 24 to February 20, 2011 1.AAD R True Grit 1103Y, Ariana De La Garza, Centennial, Colo.; 2. CIRS Shaker’s Wasp, Shaker Hill Farm, Lebanon, Ohio Balancer Spring Heifer Calves

Class 21

March 14 to April 15, 2013

Balancer Winter Heifer Calves

Class 22

January 15, 2013 1.GGGE 3G Cowgirl Abbey 325A, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Balancer Senior Heifer Calves

Class 23

November 2 to December 31, 2012 1.AHL Forever Lady 289Z, JW LeDoux, Agenda, Kan.; 2. VER Lee Ann 399Z, Butler Creek/

Sunview, Russellville, Mo.; 3. KIT Fancy Z66, Kitley Gelbvieh, Flora, Ill.

Class 24

September 17 to October 21, 2012 1.BCFG Butlers Ms Oak 926Z, Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn.; 2. JCGR BAR GT Santana 504Z, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo.; 3. MDR Laura 252Z, Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Okla. Balancer Junior Heifers

Class 25

February 12 to February 20, 2012 1.PLA Miss Zelda 20Z, Garrett Teeter, Mt. Ulla, N.C.; 2. JCGR BAR GT Sterling 232Z, Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo.

Balancer Reserve Junior Heifer JCGR BAR GT Sterling 232Z Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, Colo. Sire: JCGR BAR GT Cobalt 159U

Balancer Reserve Senior Heifer AHL Empress Dustin Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kan. Sire: XXB Wingman 639T ET

Balancer Reserve Senior Bull Calf GGGE 3G Zeus 299Z Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: S A V Bismarck 5682

Balancer Champion Junior Bull SGRI Jacked Up Z704 LeDoux Ranch, Agenda, Kan. Sire: SITZ Upward 307R

Balancer Senior Heifers

317A, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.; 2. GGGE 3G Atlas 314A ET, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.

Class 26

December 5 to December 29, 2011 1.BCFG Butlers Ms Oak Leaf 534, Bradley Piles, Bardstown, Ky.; 2. AHL Empress, Dustin Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kan. Balancer Spring Bull Calves

Class 27

March 2, 2013 1.AHL Final Drive 368A ET, LeDoux Ranch, Agenda, Kan. Balancer Winter Bull Calves

Class 28

January 7 to January 12, 2013 1.GGGE 3G Agustus

Balancer Senior Bull Calves

Balancer Champion Spring Bull Calf AHL Final Drive 368A ET LeDoux Ranch, Agenda, Kan. Sire: XXB Wingman 639T ET

Balancer Reserve Winter Bull Calf GGGE 3G Atlas 314A ET Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Time Machine 758T ET

Balancer Junior Bulls

Class 31

February 16, 2012 1.SGRI Jacked Up Z704, LeDoux Ranch, Agenda, Kan.

Class 29

November 8 to December 30, 2012 1.BCFG Butlers Black Oak, Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn.; 2. GGGE 3G Zeus 299Z, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.

Class 30

October 11 to October 19, 2012 1.MDAV The Red Rock ET, Davidson Farms, Duncan, S.C.; 2. SSMK Coach, Double Diamond Farms, Cynthiana, Ky.



M & W Farms

Producing Black, Polled Genetics for Today & Tomorrow.

Maryville, Tennessee

Quality Black Bulls & Heifers for sale

Double Bar H

Lynn Waters 3525 Tuckaleechee Pike Maryville, TN 37803

Gelbvieh • Balancer • Angus

Davis Holder Family 9595 Bugtussle Road, Gamaliel, KY 42140 270-457-BEEF 270-670-2499 Cell =H =H

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



Mick Ainsworth

1613 Derby Road P.O. Box 154 Jackson Springs, NC 27281 910-652-2233 Cell: 910-638-8436 Mick’s email:

102 Merlin Dr. Georgetown, KY 40234

Grass Grown • Carcass Quality & Performance


Steve, Ashley, Jordan & Jason McIntosh 502-868-5726 Clifford & Faye McIntosh 502-863-1135 Breeding Gelbvieh since 1989

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Farms Doug & Sue Hughes 6916 Peppers Ferry Road Max Meadows, VA 24360 H 276/637-3916 C 276/620-4271

Joe & Gwen Wilson

17462 Fenton Dr., Abingdon, VA 24210 • Quality Gelbvieh & Balancer® Cattle

ClinCh Mountain Gelbvieh

John & Liz Loy (865) 687-1968 (865) 235-8869 (C)

7611 Dyer Rd. Luttrell, TN 37779

Bulls & Heifers for Sale

“Superior Gelbvieh and Balancer Cattle”

Chris & Jordan Hampton • Charles & Sue Hampton 839 Davistown Rd. Celina, TN 38551 931-243-3213 H 931-510-3213 C

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PLACES TO BE January 2014

March 2014

Jan. 10-11 AGA Annual Convention, Denver, CO Jan. 11 NWSS Gelbvieh & Balancer Junior Heifer Show, Denver, CO Jan. 11 Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity, Denver, CO Jan. 11 People’s Choice Balancer Bull Futurity, Denver, CO Jan. 12 NWSS Gelbvieh & Balancer Pen Show, Denver, CO Jan. 12 National Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale, Denver, CO Jan. 13 NWSS National Gelbvieh & Balancer Show, Denver, CO Jan. 25 Lemke Cattle 8th Annual Production Sale, Lawrence, NE Jan. 27 North Dakota Golden Rule Sale, Bismarck, ND

Mar. 1 Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 25th Anniversary Bull Sale, Ponteix, SK Mar. 1 Judd Ranch 36th Gelbvieh, Balancer and Red Angus Bull Sale, Pomona, KS Mar. 1 Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus Annual Bull Sale, Selby, SD Mar. 1 Flying H Genetics Nebraska Bull Sale, Arapahoe, NE Mar. 1 Kentucky Beef Expo Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale, Louisville, KY Mar. 3 Hojer Ranch Annual Production Sale, SD Mar. 3 MLM Gelbvieh & Great River Ranch Open House/Kick-off Sale, Superior, NE Mar. 4 Warner Beef Genetics Production Sale, Arapahoe, NE Mar. 7 Chimney Butte Annual Production Sale, Mandan, ND Mar. 8 SEGA Private Treaty Bull Sale Opening Day, Pierce, CO Mar. 8 J Bar M Gelbvieh and J & K Farms Bull Sale, Springfield, MO Mar. 8 Tennessee Beef Agribition, Lebanon, TN Mar. 11 Bar Arrow Cattle Company 24th Annual Production Sale, Phillipsburg, KS Mar. 15 Pearson Cattle Company Annual Bull Sale, Lake City, SD Mar. 15 Post Rock Cattle Company Cowman’s Kind Bull & Female Sale, Barnard, KS Mar. 15 Flying H Genetics Missouri Bull Sale, Lowry City, MO Mar. 20 Kicking Horse Ranch Annual Production Sale, Great Falls, MT Mar. 21 5th Annual Southwest Iowa Gelbvieh & Balancer Bull & Female Sale, Creston, IA Mar. 22 Oklahoma Sooner Select Sale, McAlester, OK Mar. 22 Bluegrass Gelbvieh & Balancer Bull Sale, Mt. Sterling, KY Mar. 22 Cranview Gelbvieh Genetic Progress Sale, Rugby, ND

February 2013 Feb. 3 Taubenheim Gelbvieh 24th Annual Production Sale, Amherst, NE Feb. 4-7 2014 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show, Nashville, TN Feb. 6 Black Hills Stock Show Gelbvieh & Balancer Show & Sale, Rapid City, SD Feb. 8 LeDoux Ranch Annual Production Sale, Agenda, KS Feb. 11 Iowa Beef Expo Gelbvieh Gold Sale, Des Moines, IA Feb. 15 Prairie Hills Gelbvieh Bull & Female Sale, Gladstone, ND Feb. 15 Overmiller Gelbvieh & Red Angus Annual Production Sale, Smith Center, KS Feb. 18 Cedar Top Ranch Annual Bull Sale, Burwell, NE Feb. 20 Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Gelbvieh & Balancer Show and Sale, Kearney, NE Feb. 22 Swanson Cattle Company Annual Production Sale, Oxford, NE Feb. 22 Golden Buckle Gelbvieh Production Sale, Napoleon, ND Feb. 24 Beastrom Ranch Annual Bull Sale, Pierre, SD Feb. 26 Grund Beef Genetics Cattlemen’s Choice Bull Sale, Oakley, KS Feb. 28 Plateau Gelbvieh Bull Sale, Brush, CO Feb. 28 23rd Annual “Pot of Gold” Gelbvieh, Angus, and Balancer Bull Sale, Olathe, CO Feb. 28 Kentucky Beef Expo Gelbvieh & Balancer Show, Louisville, KY

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April 2014 Apr. 5 Circle S Ranch Going to Grass Sale, Canton, KS Apr. 7 Schroeder Ranch Annual Bull Sale, Mitchell, SD Apr. 12 Central Tennessee Gelbvieh/Angus Invitational, Centerville, TN Apr. 26 Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational, Mt. Sterling, KY

AD INDEX 3 G Ranch......................41 ABCS Gelbvieh.............36 Adkins Gelbvieh...........36 B/F Cattle Company.....50 Bar Arrow Cattle Company................ 21, 50 Bar IV Livestock...........58 Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc....35 Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch.............................36 Blackhawk Cattle Company.......................41 Black Hills Stock Show & Rodeo.........................38 Boehler Gelbvieh..........51 Bow K Ranch................35 Brandywine Farm.........36 Butler Creek Gelbvieh..25 BV Ranch.......................36 Canadian GV Assn.......59 CattleMax Online.........59 Cattlemen’s Connection............... 1, 59 C-Cross Cattle Co.........58 Cedar Top Ranch....IFC, 51

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Chimney Butte Ranch....36 CJ&L Livestock.............36 Classified ad..................59 Clinch Mountain Gelbvieh.........................58 Cranview Gelbvieh... 5, 36 Cunningham, Ronn.....59 Danell Diamond Six Ranch.............................35 Davidson Gelbvieh.......23 DDM Gelbvieh..............41 Diamond L Farms........49 Double Bar H................58 Dromgoole’s Heaven....49 Eagle Pass Ranch..........36 Ellison Gelbvieh & Angus Ranch.................36 Flying H Genetics...51, BC GAIN..............................41 Gelbvieh Bull Barn.......59 Gelbvieh Media Productions...................63 Gelbvieh Profit Partners....48 Goettlich Gelbvieh Ranch.............................35

Golden Buckle Gelbvieh.................. 36, 47 Golden Rule Sale..........45 Green Hills Gelbvieh....58 GS Ridge Top Ranch....36 Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh.................. 36, 44 Hampton Cattle Company.......................58 Harriman, Bob..............50 Hart Farm Gelbvieh.....50 Hartland Farm..............50 Hilltop Farms................50 Hill Top Haven Farm...58 Hodges Ranch...............49 Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch...................... 19, 37 Iowa Beef Expo.............31 J&K Farm.......................41 J Bar M Gelbvieh..........50 Judd Ranch, Inc.. 32, 33, 50 Jumping Cow Gelbvieh...15 Kicking Horse Ranch...35 Kittle Gelbvieh Farms..49 Knoll Crest Farm..........58 Lambert, Doak..............59 Ledgerwood Gelbvieh..35 LeDoux Ranch......... 9, 50 Lemke Cattle.......... 39, 49 Leonhardt Cattle Company.......................37 Linquist Farms..............36 Little Windy Hill Farms... 58 Lone Oak Gelbvieh.......36 Longleaf Station............58 M&P Gelbvieh..............51 M&W Farms.................58 Maple Hill Farm............41 Markes Family Farms...49 Martens Gelbvieh.........36 Martin Cattle Co...........49 Mattison Family Farm....36 McCabe Cattle/Two Step Ranch.............................36 McIntosh Farm.............58 Middle Creek Farms....35 Miller Gelbvieh.............49

Mitchell Marketing Service........... 7, 31, 45, 59 MLM Gelbvieh..............51 Mulroy Farms................50 National CUP Lab........59 NE Cattlemen’s Classic....13 NS Ranch.......................49 Oregon Pride Gelbvieh...35 Overmiller Gelbvieh....26 Plateau Gelbvieh...........35 Pleasant Meadows Farm...46 Pope Farms Gelbvieh...51 Post Rock Cattle Company.................. 7, 50 Prairie Hills Gelbvieh.....3 Prairie Gelbvieh Alliance..........................24 Raile Gelbvieh...............24 Register Farms..............58 Rocking GV Gelbvieh..50 Rogers Valley Farm Gelbvieh.................. 18, 50 Russell Family Livestock...37 Sawtooth Gelbvieh Cattle & Hay.............................35 Schafer Farms, Inc........36 Seedstock Plus Genetics.. 59 Seedstock Plus........ 43, 59 Spring Flood Ranch.....50 Stuecken Brothers.........27 Swanson Cattle Co.......51 Swenson Gelbvieh........36 Taubenheim Gelbvieh.................. 51, 61 The 88 Ranch.................50 Thorstenson Gelbvieh.................. 17, 37 Treble W Ranch............58 Triple K Gelbvieh..........50 V&V Farms...................64 Volek Ranch..................37 Warner Beef Genetics ..IBC White Oak Farms.........50 Wildwood Acres...........41 Wilkinson Gelbvieh.....35 Yoder’s Prairie Acres....41

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GeneticINVESTMENT Production Sale

Tuesday, March 4, 2014 • 1:00 PM ( CST ) At the Ranch, Arapahoe, NE

DLW Alibi 31A Purebred Gelbvieh Bull Homo Black, Homo Polled SIRE: HYEK Black Impact DAM: DLW Ms Natashia 312N 2014 Breeders’ Choice Bull Futurity entry.

DLW Grand Plan 112A 38% GV, 62% AN Balancer® Bull • Homo Black, Homo Polled SIRE: CTR Good Night DAM: DLW Ms Aberdeen 112Y of 9222 2014 People’s Choice Balancer® Bull Futurity entry. DLW Alumni 7513A ET Purebred Gelbvieh Bull Homo Black SIRE: KCF Bennett U271 DAM: DLW Ms Matron 802U 2014 Breeders’ Choice Bull Futurity entry. Top 1% for MB and CV, top 2% for WW, YW, FM.

DLW Ms Sandhills 384A 75% GV, 25% AN Balancer® Cow • Homo Polled SIRE: CTR Sandhills 0065X DAM: SLBG Miss Titanium 61X


DLW Ms Traction 3059A 50% GV, 50% AN Balancer® Cow • Homo Polled SIRE: RWG Traction 7415 DAM: RR Valentine 7843 She sells in our 2014 production sale.

Selling 130 lots 30 ELITE GELBVIEH & BALANCER




At today’s cost of production, there are several avenues to profitability. The Warner Beef “GENETIC INVESTMENT” Sale is THE option for high quality genetics that will enhance your bottom line. Be in Arapahoe on March 4 for profitable genetics offered in volume.

SALE MANAGEMENT BY: Mitchell Marketing Service

WARNER BEEF GENETICS Dan and Kate Warner 42198 Road 721, Arapahoe, NE 68922

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

Dan Warner: 308.962.6511 Monte Warner: 308.962.6136 Darren Warner: 308.824.2950


Performance BW: 82

AGA# 1249555 Schiefelbein Effective 61 x Ideal Legacy 56R ADJ. WW 680 BD: 1/27/13 • Homo. Black/Homo. Pld • 38% GV, 62% AN CE


















VER Ms Bizkit 330 330Z

Sells at Kearney Classic in February. Eligible for the Jr. National $4000 GAIN Jackpot. Performance

AGA# 1234175 BW: 72 Connealy Stimulus 8419 x BCC Bushwacker 41-93 ADJ. WW 708 BD: 10/02/12 • Black/Pld • 25 % GV, 75% AN CE



















Top Gun 42A

Performance BW: 76 AGA# 1249469 ADJ. WW 634 Top Gun 216Y x G A R Predestined BD: 1/23/13 • Black/Homo. Pld • 50 % GV, 50% AN • DDC



















Gunslinger 36A

Performance BW: 96

AGA# 1249464 ADJ. WW 668 Gunslinger 19U x Flying H Exclusive BD: 1/23/13 • Homo. Black/Homo. Pld • Purebred GV • DDC CE


















Join Us for the National Gelbvieh Show & Sale, January 11 & 12 in Denver, CO and check out these GenNext prospects that’ll set fire to your program.


Sat. March 1st


Sat. March 15th


& Special Female Offering with Nebraska Sale

FLYING H GENETICS Dick & Bonnie Helms Missouri Nebraska Jared & Jill Wareham Kyle & Kayla Helms Cell: (417) 309-0062 Ph: (308) 962-6940


January 2014 Gelbvieh World  

Body condition scoring, Herd assessment basics, 2013 Gelbvieh World editorial review, NAILE show results and more.

January 2014 Gelbvieh World  

Body condition scoring, Herd assessment basics, 2013 Gelbvieh World editorial review, NAILE show results and more.