Official Publication of the American Gelbvieh Association
Herd Reference Edition
Through the years, Cedar Top Ranch has become “THE SOURCE” for genetics to build your Balancer® and Gelbvieh program around... H Implementing a consistent and reliable breeding program has produced generations of solid Balancer® cattle that are maternal, efficient, easy fleshing, and profitable. That same breeding program produced an elite set of purebred Gelbvieh cows that, through embryo transfer, we will produce our next generation of Gelbvieh herdsires and females. Cedar Top Ranch genetics produce solid cattle. Our genetics are deeply rooted to yield efficient, functional and profitable cattle for you, backed by a continual whole herd A.I. program since 1965. We develop a very consistent product that is “THE SOURCE” of foundation genetics for your herd. Annual Production Sale 3rd Tuesday in February Selling All Coming 2-year old Bulls
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A Judd Ranch first-calf heifer nursing her super heifer calf.
When you see a Judd Ranch female or bull, it’s their eye appeal that draws the first comment. Then, as you study each animal, you notice their functional and convenience traits. And when you read their pedigrees and performance figures, it becomes obvious that Judd Ranch animals give you more—and why Judd Ranch is the No. 1 owner and breeder of AGA Dams of Merit/Distinction for 13 consecutive years. If you’re needing a strong herdsire, breed-defining females or embryos featuring the top genetics in the breed, give us a call and let’s discuss your needs.
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Dave & Cindy Judd Nick, Ginger Judd & Family Brent & Ashley Judd 423 Hwy. K-68 • Pomona, KS 66076 785/ 566-8371 or 785/566-3770 Visit our web site: www.juddranchinc.com
Please save these dates: October 8, second Saturday in October, Judd Ranch 21st Annual Cow Power Female Sale, and March 3, first Saturday in March, Judd Ranch 34th Gelbvieh, Balancer® and Red Angus Bull Sale. Judd Ranch — Home of the “Complete Package” • Calving Ease • Growth • Carcass • Fertility
I want to thank
all buyers and bidders who made last season’s sales our biggest success ever. We sold cattle to 19 breeders in nine states. Bob Hart Buyers’ List Thomas Alford St. James, MO Scott Bachman Chillicothe,MO Bar IV Livestock Cold Springs, KY CHD Inc. Glasgow,KY The Dromgoole’s Heaven Richmond,TX Mike Harber Friendship,TN Steve Hartman New Broomfield, MO Carl Hilbert Inola,OK Horan Land & Cattle Kansas City, KS Miller Gelbvieh Farm Strawberry, AR Dan Nichols Hartville, MO Richard Nunn Stuart, OK
HFGC HART 35W34
HFGC HF Roscoe 34P59 ET X HFGC Lilly Langtry 35S86 (Extra Hot)
Another Roscoe Son with Incredible Promise An impressive individual in the flesh, Hart 35W34 is heavy muscled, big footed and impeccable in bone structure. This young sire offers great potential as a calving ease specialist, ranking in the Top 10% for both calving ease and low birth weight. His numbers are also in the Top 10% for ribeye size and carcass weight. He will be ideal for a heifer and Balancer® program. Hart 35W34 demonstrates the best that our two herdsires, Roscoe and Extra Hot, have to offer.
Don Proffitt Pottersville, MO
S&S Gelbvieh Vandalia, IL TJB Gelbvieh Chickamauga, GA Triple J Farm Ridgedale, MO Vanwinkle Farms Neosho, MO
This summer, you be the judge. Hart 35W34 is slated for display at state and regional fairs around the region. Also look for him at an upcoming Seedstock Plus sale this fall. Hart 35W34 will be offered along with other Roscoe and Extra Hot sons. For more information contact Bob Hart at 816-225-8530
In 2011, Roscoe sons served as herdsires in seven purebred herds in five states.
Robert & Gail Perrymann Urich, MO
R&R Cattle Aldrich, MO
Competing as senior bull calf champion at the 2010 American Royal, Hart 35W34 was selected the Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull.
HFGC HART 34W18
HFGC GIP ARRoWHeAd S82
Herdsire • Martin Gelbvieh • Rocklake, ND
Herdsire • Miller Gelbvieh Farm • Strawberry, AR
HFGC HF Roscoe 34P59 ET X SBC Major Scythia 720 (Major League)
HFGC HF Roscoe 34P59 ET X MGA Barbara 278M (Tabasco)
We market our bulls through the Seedstock Plus Fall and Spring South Missouri Sales. If you are looking for stock that will bring added muscle, length and pounds to your breeding program, we urge you to check out our reds. Contact Bob Hart for information. (816) 225-8530 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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July 2011, Vol. 25, No. 9
Contents contents Sales
Features 12 If They Can Survive Here, They Can Survive Anywhere 22 AGA Announces New Online Registry System 24 IGENITY® Profile Helps Gelbvieh Producers Make Critical Ranch Decisions 29 AGA Launches Gelbvieh Media Productions 34 Breed Improvement through EPDs
56 Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 22nd Annual Bull Sale 57 Seedstock Plus Tennessee Bull Sale 57 Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale 58 Swanson Cattle Company 24th Annual Production Sale
52 Gelbvieh Breeders Awarded for Performance Data
58 MLM Gelbvieh/Great River Ranch Open House & Private Treaty Kickoff Sale
78 Are You “Living the Gelbvieh Passion”? Another 40 years of growth, development and promotion
58 Flying H Genetics 31st Annual Roughage ‘N Ready Herd Bull Sale 59 North Carolina Maternal Edge Sale 59 J Bar M Gelbvieh and J&K Farms Bull Sale
40 State and Regional Association Officers
60 Flying H Genetics Grown on Grass Bull Sale
44 American Gelbvieh Association Statistics 64 AGA Committee Process
60 Kicking Horse Ranch Gelbvieh Production Sale
65 Most Used Sires
60 Professional Beef Genetics Bull Sale 61 Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull & Female Sale
50 Thank You Twister Classic Sponsors
61 Seedstock Plus High Altitude Bull Sale
27 The Shorter the Better
61 Central MT Gelbvieh Genetics Bull Sale
President’s Message 8 Contact Us 10 View from the Office 10 News & Notes 18 Bits & Pieces 19 Communications View 20 From the Shipping Pen 21 Guest Editorial 26 By Dr. John T. Johns Breeder’s Corner 66 Junior Voice 72 Places to Be 82 Ad Index 84
62 Circle S and Friends 4th Annual “Going to Grass” Production Sale
28 Gelbvieh Website Offers Free Feeder Calf Exchange 32 Cull Reproductive Losses 48 2011 Beef Quality Audit Underway, Producer Input Needed at www.cattlesurvey.com 76 DV Auction and Texas A&M Debut World’s First Virtual Livestock Judging Website
On the cover: For the cover of the 2011 Herd Reference Edition, we wanted something really special. We couldn’t find that one right photo. So instead, AGA staff member, Lynn Valentine put her artistic talents to work and drew this pencil sketch of a Gelbvieh cow and calf. Contact Lynn about commissioning your own Gelbvieh artwork. EDITOR: Jennifer Scharpe E-mail: email@example.com Graphic Design: Lynn Valentine E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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62 2011 Spring Bluegrass Gelbvieh Sale 63 U of TN Plateau AgResearch Center 63 West Virginia Beef Expo Sale 63 Midland Bull Test 49th Annual Production Sale
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President’s Message president’s message AGA Executive Committee
Keeping an Eye on Genetic Trends Mother Nature has sure thrown some challenges this year. Record snow falls this winter have caused record flooding that may take until fall to dry out. Other areas are facing tough drought and wild fire conditions. The stories of surviving the tornados that have swept the country have been unbelievable. It seems like everyone has been faced with one sort of natural disaster or another this year. Yet, I hope you are all able to recover and that we can look forward to weather patterns leveling off for the remainder of the year. At this half-way point of the year, it’s a good time to reflect on where we are at in terms of a breed and an association and what direction we need to take as we move into the decisions that will be made at the AGA budget meetings in August and as we look towards the next 40 years. The demand for Gelbvieh has been high this past sale season. We are seeing greater recognition for what Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle can do for commercial cattlemen across the country. These are exciting times in the beef industry and our challenge as Gelbvieh seedstock breeders is to make sure we are continuing to provide industry-leading genetics. In taking a look at the genetic trends of the breed we see areas where we can be proud of the improvements we’ve made. The breed’s genetic trend for birth weight EPD has gone down, showing the progress we’ve made to lower birth weights and improve upon calving ease. Meanwhile, we see a significant increase in the carcass weight and ribeye area EPD genetic trends. The added pounds of carcass weight and increased ribeye size will be appreciated by cattle feeders as for them it means more total profit through more pounds of meat and higher yielding cattle. Our challenge, of course, is to keep our carcass weights within industry accepted standards and not to exceed the threshold of what packers can handle on the rail. With that increased ribeye size, we need to keep a critical eye on marbling. The AGA’s marbling EPD genetic trend has improved in the last ten years and for 8 | July 2011
that breeders are to be complimented. However, we must continue to select cattle that have shown higher marbling genetics though EPDs, ultrasound data and DNA profiles. As a breed, we cannot afford to become complacent on marbling; we need to continue to shoot for producing cattle that will at least hit the Choice or high Select target. When comparing the Gelbvieh breed’s genetic trend for yearling weight to the other major beef breeds, we see we have given a little ground in this area, however it is not a complete disadvantage. Where other breeds have increased yearling weight, they have also significantly increased mature cow size. The Gelbvieh breed’s advantage is we have added pounds of yearling weight while maintaining the moderate mature cow size that is desired in commercial cowcalf situations. Our challenge as seedstock producers is to balance yearling growth and mature cow size, while staying competitive with the other breeds. The Board of Directors is very excited to roll out the online registry system and start to finish the computer conversion process. This has been a big process and we appreciate your support throughout this entire conversion. The online registry is now up and running, and ready for your use. I encourage you to check it out and see what it can do for you and helping you manage your herd. I look forward to the second half of the year – to building the momentum we have created over the past 12 months and using it to propel the breed forward. Good luck to all the junior participants at the Twister Classic! Thank you to the Kansas and Nebraska Gelbvieh Associations for hosting the show and to all the sponsors. We can be proud of the progress we have made in the breed and as an association; we have a lot to be excited about. Jim Beastrom is the president of the American Gelbvieh Association. He owns and operates Beastrom Ranch in Pierre, S.D. Jim can be reached at email@example.com or 605-224-5789.
President Jim Beastrom 605/224-5789 (H) 20453 Cendak Rd. • Pierre, SD 57501 firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President Mark Goes 402/766-3627 (H) S E Community College, 39414 SW 75th Rd, Odell, NE 68415 email@example.com Secretary Brian Dunn 620/549-6516 (H) 707 N Main • St. John, KS 67576 firstname.lastname@example.org Treasurer Rob Arnold 701/624-2051 (H) 6700 Cty Rd 19 S • Minot, ND 58701 email@example.com Legal Counsel E. Edd Pritchett 405/375-5516 (O) 114 N. Main St. • Ste. 101 Kingfisher, OK 73750
AGA Directors Ken Flikkema 406/586-6207 (H & O) 2 Mint Trail • Bozeman, MT 59718 firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Hart 913/375-1422 (H) 4330 Shawnee Mission Pkwy • Ste. 105 Fairway, KS 66205 email@example.com Dick Helms 308/493-5411 (H) 42041 Dr. 728 • Arapahoe, NE 68922 firstname.lastname@example.org John Huston 859/595-8680 4352 School Rd • New Carlisle, OH 45344 email@example.com David Martin 501/728-4950 (H) 256 Boyce Rd • Judsonia, AR 72081 firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Prosser 928/289-2619 (O) PO Box 190 • Winslow, AZ 86047 email@example.com Brian Schafer 888/226-9210 (O) 37740 240th Ave. • Goodhue, MN 55027 firstname.lastname@example.org Grant Thayer 303/621-2058 (H) 24063 Cty. Rd 122 • Ramah, CO 80832-9705 email@example.com Gary Tilghman 270/678-5695 (H) 690 Lick Branch Rd • Glasgow, KY 42141-9409 firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Warner 308/962-6511 (H) 71628 Rd 425 • Beaver City, NE 68926 email@example.com Nancy Wilkinson 719/846-7910 (H) 23115 CR 111.3 • Model, CO 81059 firstname.lastname@example.org All approved AGA Board minutes are available for inspection in the AGA office. Board meeting highlights are available upon request.
POST ROCK CATTLE COMPANY
Your Herd Bull Source GREAT WESTERN
Homozygous Black, Homozygous Polled. His sons were highly sought after in our Cowman’s Kind sale with 24 sons averaging $4,618 selling in a price range of $3,000 to $6,750. His ﬁrst daughters calved this spring and are equally as impressive with fantastic teats and udders. Great Western is gone now but will have another large and impressive sire group in our 2012 sale.
WESTERN HAULER 2008 National Champion and most notable Great Western son to date.
TWIN OAK WESTERN 200W High selling purebred son by Great Western x Twila 223M2. He sold to Hill Top Farms.
THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH Never look back unless you plan to go that way. 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: email@example.com “Where calving ease, performance and eye-appeal come together.”
View from the Office view from the office
Evolving to Stay on the Forefront of the Beef Industry As I watch the recent reports of what Mother Nature is serving up to so much of the country I’m reminded of what someone had said to me years ago. It seemed a simplistic statement at the time, “Things change.” Weather patterns change, how we conduct business changes, tools we use for genetic evaluation change, I’m sure you can think of other examples of change in your daily lives and within your breeding programs. The word ‘change’ is often thought of as a dirty six letter word. I would rather use the word evolve. To evolve means a process of incremental change. It is a gradual process that can result in simple changes to something more complex, depending on the circumstances. Evolution is generally considered a good thing and a necessary outcome of a combination of many factors. As we look at the cattle business, we can see how it has evolved through the years. Genetic evaluation has evolved with technology to offer us many new tools including genomics, RFI, and a variety of EPDs and indexes. Reproductive technology has evolved to include AI, embryo transfer, sexed semen, cloning – tools that can be used for faster propagation of quality genetics. How we market our cattle has also evolved. While a handshake is still often used to close a sale, our marketing options have expanded to include Internet marketing and video auctions. The Gelbvieh breed has also evolved over the last 40 years. Genetic trends for birth weight show a downward trend. The improvement in carcass traits can be seen from genetic trend lines in a positive upward movement for marbling, carcass weight and ribeye area. MARC data shows change in reducing the mature weight of Gelbvieh influenced females. We can be proud of the progress we have made. The American Gelbvieh Association has also evolved to meet the demands of the membership and the beef industry. The services provided to members have grown tremendously through the years. The association is moving in a positive direction to meet the demands of an ever changing cattle industry. 10 | July 2011
From the early days of sending out registrations from the back of a milk barn to now registering more than 30,000 head annually with over 41,000 active cows and almost 1,500 adult and junior members, the American Gelbvieh Association has evolved. The Gelbvieh breed has staked its place in the beef industry as a breed that offers maternal traits, the best alternative in crossbreeding systems, and all-around versatility. As we look at the AGA’s statistics, we see growth in registrations, active cows and membership across the country. Missouri leads the way with more total active adult and junior members. Kansas is number one for active cows and total registrations. While the majority of Gelbvieh cattle can be found in the center part of the U.S., we are seeing new interest and increased demand for Gelbvieh in the Southeast. This growth is exciting. The commitment of Gelbvieh breeders should be to continue to evolve with the beef industry and to provide industry leading genetics to our customers. Traits such as more pounds weaned per cow exposed, reproductive efficiency, moderate cow size, production efficiency, and carcass quality will always be sought out by commercial cattlemen. These are all traits in which the Gelbvieh breed excels.
Listening to our customers and keeping an eye on beef industry trends will help guide this evolution process. The Gelbvieh breeds evolution process will be embracing new technology and improving the genetic offering within the breed to continue to provide commercial cattlemen the cattle they demand. Listening to our customers and keeping an eye on beef industry trends will help guide this evolution process. While some may not like to think of change, there are huge dividends to be gained by staying on the forefront of change. Frank Padilla is the AGA director of breed promotion. He can be reached at 303-4652333 or firstname.lastname@example.org
303/465-2333 Main Phone 303/465-2339 fax Director of Administration Dianne Coffman (ex. 479) email@example.com Director of Breed Improvement Susan Willmon (ex. 484) firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Breed Promotion Frank Padilla (ex. 480) email@example.com Director of Communications Jennifer Scharpe (ex. 485) firstname.lastname@example.org Director of Member Services Dana Stewart (ex. 488) email@example.com Gelbvieh Media Productions Lynn Valentine (ex. 486) firstname.lastname@example.org Area Coordinator Commercial Marketing Don Danell email@example.com Area Coordinator Commercial Marketing Brandon McEndaffer firstname.lastname@example.org Area Coordinator Commercial Marketing Steve Peddicord email@example.com Customer Services Dolores Gravley (ex. 481) firstname.lastname@example.org Patti Showman (ex. 478) email@example.com Teresa Wessels (ex. 477) firstname.lastname@example.org Mailing address: 10900 Dover St., Westminster, CO 80021 General E-mail: email@example.com Registration/Electronic Data Transfer: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: www.gelbvieh.org
Fifty-five years ago, I set a goal – develop an outstanding
cowherd that excels in production, performance and carcass merit. Today, I’ll put the cattle carrying the RVFG tattoo up against any in the industry for total return. If you want to breed for tomorrow’s consumers, give me a call today. Let’s talk proven tenderness-based genetics and how they’ll mean more profit for your operation. Ronald Rogers
A Factory Built on Tenderness, Growth & Milk! At Rogers Valley Farm, we look at our cows as our factory. Today, for a factory to succeed, it needs to be efficient with the latest technology. We approach our cow selection the same way. She needs to raise a calf every year on the forage provided. To improve our herd, we place an emphasis on timely data collection. We use EPDs, ultrasound data plus DNA technology to measure the economically important traits of tenderness, feed efficiency and reproduction. Through the years, our calves are raised on grass, finished in our feedlot, then sold on the rail. Records are kept and results are analyzed. The goal is to produce bulls and replacement females that have the best genetics our breed has to offer. Let us show you how Rogers Valley Farm genetics can improve the performance of your herd. Call Ronald Rogers at 660-375-7266.
Our Senior Chairman of the Board One breeder referred to him as the big butt bull when looking at our calf crop.
Stay Ahead of the Cur ve on Tenderness Our herdsires are selected for their tenderness genetics. They will add the tenderness gene to your program while improving feedlot performance and increase carcass grade on the rail.
For semen, call Ronald Rogers at 660-375-7266. Ronald & Kathryne Rogers P. O. Box 51, Mendon, MO 64660 • Email email@example.com • (660) 272-3805 • cell (660) 375-7266
If They Can Survive Here, They Can Survive Anywhere By Jennifer Scharpe, American Gelbvieh Association Director of Communications
If they can survive on the Bar T Bar Ranch, they can survive anywhere. The roughly 1,200 head of commercial and seedstock cattle that make up the Bar T Bar Ranch cow herd face some of the country’s most environmentally challenging conditions in northern Arizona. With an average stocking rate of one cow per 160 acres per year, the cattle are raised on the range year-around. In the summer they are moved to high elevation, Ponderosa-Pine and Pinon-
Juniper country and down to the high desert, shrub country in the winter. The annual precipitation averages between 12-18 inches in the summer country and 5-7 inches at the winter elevations. Yet with this challenging environment, Bar T Bar Ranch places strong selection emphasis on reproductive performance and cow herd efficiency, as evident by being the second largest breeder of Dams of Merit in the American Gelbvieh Association.
Focusing on Fertility, Efficiency and Carcass Merit
size, condition, and the performance of their first calf to determine if they will go to the seedstock or the commercial herd. Mother Nature defines the cow herd phenotype through fertility selection first. We then try to improve their mature size, performance, efficiency, and carcass merit,” Bob explains. “Rather than use the harsh environment of northeast Arizona as an excuse, the Prossers chose to stay true to themselves and their bull and heifer customers by patiently and methodically implementing a long-term selection program based on optimizing genetics that match their environment,” states Dr. Jim Gibb, director of technical services for IGENITY®. The Bar T Bar Ranch bulls are weaned on native range for at least six weeks. They are then developed on a high roughage ration geared to a 2.75 pound per day gain. “All bulls are tested; none are culled until testing is complete. Every bull is registered, ultrasounded, DNA tested, and we are now RFI testing as many bulls as we can,” adds Bob. The bulls have been historically marketed through private treaty sales. This past April, Bar T Bar Ranch held their first “Breaking Traditions” bull sale. Bred heifers are sold in the fall, after pregnancytesting, in groups from ten head to several hundred. In addition, Bar T Bar Ranch is an owner and member of Seedstock Plus. “As a founding member of Seedstock Plus, Bar T Bar Ranch has leveraged their past with like-minded breeders to enhance the future for their breeding program, the breeds they produce and their customers. Whether it’s their comprehensive AI program or utilizing ultrasound, DNA or RFI, Bar T Bar Ranch has embraced all the new technology and data sources to improve the quality of the cattle they produce,” says John Burbank, CEO of Seedstock Plus.
The Bar T Bar Ranch is owned and managed by Bob and Judy Prosser and located between Winslow and Happy Jack, Arizona. “The ranch has been in Judy’s family since the late 1920s. We acquired it in 1990,” said Bob. “It encompasses about 326,000 acres of private, state and forest service lands.” For many years the ranch had a performance tested Hereford herd. Gelbvieh genetics were introduced in the 1980s. Now, the Bar T Bar Ranch is the largest source of Balancer® and Angus bulls in the Southwest. “Adding Gelbvieh improved our fertility, weaning weights, milking and mothering ability,” commented Bob. “We added Angus to improve carcass quality and udders and have been raising Balancer cattle for three to four generations. In the last several years we have incorporated Brangus to give us cattle with fertility, carcass quality, moderate size, and good disposition. We continue to select for outcross genetics amongst Angus and Gelbvieh to maintain heterosis.” The Bar T Bar ranch commercial cow herd consists of 700-800 Balancer cattle. The 400 head seedstock herd is primarily Balancer with some purebred Angus and Gelbvieh. In addition, they raise 500750 head of yearling heifers that are bred for replacement heifers that remain in the herd or are sold. They also sell about 200 bulls per year. The seedstock herd calves from March 1 to April 15, with 50 percent AI calves. The commercial herd calves March 15 to May 15. “Unlike most breeders, every yearling virgin heifer is bred for a 45 day calving season at the same time as the cow herd. The open heifers are culled and late bred heifers are sold. At 30 months of age, females that are bred in the first 45 days are evaluated for mature 12 | July 2011
“Bar T Bar Ranch has leveraged their past with like-minded breeders to enhance the future for their breeding program, the breeds they produce and their customers...Bar T Bar Ranch has embraced all the new technology and data sources to improve the quality of the cattle they produce.” - John Burbank Creating Partnerships One of the long term goals of Bar T Bar Ranch is “To steward our natural resources with caution and creativity to provide for long term sustainability on the historical land base.” They have done this by partnering with a neighboring ranch, the Flying M, to start a collaborative land management ground called The Diablo Trust in 1993. “The unlikely alliance includes environmentalists, ranchers, public land managers, wildlife managers, educators, scientists, recreationists, and general public. It is not a land trust, but seeks to preserve healthy watersheds and maintain open space. Through this effort, we developed landscape descriptions and a management plan,” notes Bob. Patrick A. Bray, executive vice president of the Arizona Cattle Growers’ Association comments, “Bob and Judy take great care in improving not only the genetics of their cattle but also the ecosystems and land which they graze. They are the 2006 recipients of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Region VI Environmental Stewardship Award which recognizes the outstanding stewardship practices and conservation achievements of U.S. cattle ranchers from across the nation.” The Prosser’s further enhanced their partnerships with ranches in The Diablo Trust to supply beef to Diablo Burger, a restaurant in downtown Flagstaff, Ariz. “The Diablo Burger uses local beef from Diablo Trust ranches, including Bar T Bar, to produce and create quality burgers from the freshest ingredients possible. Our beef is range-fed and free of growth hormones and antibiotics,” says Judy. “We are also members of Country Natural Beef System, one of the nation’s leaders in natural beef production. Country Natural Beef is focused on healthy animals, healthy land, and healthy families.” The Prossers have also been instrumental in starting the American Gelbvieh Association’s Southern Balancer™ program – a Gelbvieh heat tolerant hybrid. As a member of the AGA Board of Directors, Bob has helped establish the program and set the guidelines for registering Southern Balancer cattle through the association. He has fostered his relationships with cattle producers in Mexico to introduce Gelbvieh genetics across the border. Dr. Ray Rodriguez, president of R&R Agrotech, Inc. in Tucson, Ariz., has first-hand experience of using Bar T Bar Ranch genetics
in Mexico. Rodriguez has merchandized large numbers of Bar T Bar Ranch commercial bred replacement heifers into Mexico. “The Prossers have worked very hard to help us prepare the bulls for importation and have cooperated way beyond what is expected to make sure we get our bulls home…We were able to obtain recognition by the Mexican Government of the Balancer concept as a recognized breed. The Mexican Gelbvieh Association maintains the Balancer herd book. Today, Bar T Bar genetics leads the way,” Rodriquez said.
Providing Performance Data and Customer Service Embracing technology, collecting performance data and providing quality customer service keep Bar T Bar Ranch a leading ranch, not only within the Gelbvieh breed but across the beef industry. The performance data they provide to prospective customers include: birth weight, actual weaning weight, yearling weight, gain, ultrasound, scrotal, hip height, IGENITY DNA profile, all EPDs, breed percentages, and RFI testing when available. “Balancing old and new methods to evaluate the underlying genetic merit speaks to the operation’s ongoing commitment to improvement of the product Bar T Bar Ranch provides to its customer base,” says Susan Willmon, AGA director of breed improvement. Bob explains the Bar T Bar Ranch customer service this way: “We take pride in our number of repeat customers and producing the genetics they need. We pride ourselves in providing very complete data. We offer a sight unseen purchase program, that is guaranteed. More than half of our buyers purchase sight-unseen. We offer feeder calf placement assistance for customers, and provide carcass and feedlot profitability information on their cattle when available. We personally deliver almost all of our bulls.” Because they are an industry leader, committed to using science and technology to improve the genetic and production merit of their cattle and to that of their customers, the American Gelbvieh Association nominated Bar T Bar Ranch for the 2011 Beef Improvement Federation Outstanding Seedstock Producer Award. While the nomination was met with stiff competition at this year’s BIF conference in early June, the Gelbvieh breed was well-represented by Bar T Bar Ranch.
“Bob and Judy take great care in improving not only the genetics of their cattle but also the ecosystems and land which they graze.” - Patrick A. Bray Gelbvieh World | 13
Montana Big Sky Genetics with Proven Midland Perfomance Bruce Almighty Whether it’s Bruce Almighty himself or, for the first time this year, his son, these genetics win at Midland.
The Man 113U
Sire: Bruce Almighty CE
Both have been used on heifers and both produce offspring that will compete with anyone for growth.
These two bulls made a clean sweep at the Midland Bull test with The Man winning all the growth awards and Bruce Almighty winning the feed efficiency test.
Bruce Almighty Progeny Results at Midland 2007 • Top ADG Sire Group 2007 • Top WDA Sire Group 2008 • High Performing Gelbvieh Sire Group 2009 • High Performing Gelbvieh Bull 2009 • High Performing Gelbvieh Sire Group 2010 • High Performing Gelbvieh Sire Group 2011 • High Performing Gelbvieh Bull, 2011 • High Performing Gelbvieh Sire Group with sons of The Man 2008 – 2011 • High RFI Indexing Bull
Middle Creek Farms Ken and Dale Flikkema
2 Mint Trail • Bozeman, MT 59718 (406) 586-6207 (Office) (406) 580-6207 (Cell) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Real WoRld Results… Where are they now? A sampling of our high-selling bulls from 2007, 2008 & 2009 Lazy TV Firebird S121
Merle Hicks, Martin, SD
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Christensen Gelbvieh, Flandreau, SD
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Leonhardt Cattle Co., Lake Preston, SD
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Jon Beastrom, Pierre, SD
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Jon Beastrom, Pierre, SD
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Volek Gelbvieh, Highmore, SD
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News ‘N Notes news ‘n notes Send dates for state association events
Dam of Merit/Distinction guidelines
For many state and regional Gelbvieh associations the summer and early fall months are filled with tours, field days, meetings and sales. As part of the August issue of Gelbvieh World, we would like to promote those upcoming state association events. Please send dates and information on upcoming planned activities to Jennifer Scharpe at email@example.com. Information for events planned this winter or next spring can also be submitted.
In the November Gelbvieh World, the American Gelbvieh Association will honor breeders who have bred or own females that meet the guidelines to be a Dam of Merit or Dam of Distinction. In order for a female to qualify as a Dam of Merit/Distinction the following must occur: All data must be submitted to the AGA office by August 1, 2011; A Dam of Merit must have produced at least three calved and a Dam of Distinction must have produced a minimum of eight calves; Age at first calving must not exceed 25 months; • Produce a calf that was born between January 1, 2010 and March 1, 2011; • Possess a minimum average weaning weight ratio of 101 for all calves; • Maintain a regular calving interval with the average calving interval not exceeding the value calculated using the following formula: (# of calving intervals X 365 days) + 30 days # of calving intervals Or the female had her third calf before her fourth birthday and maintained a 365-day calving interval thereafter.
Don’t forget the bill of sale Any time you purchase an animal, be sure to get a bill of sale. The bill of sale can serve as insurance if there is an extended delay from the buyer in transferring ownership. The bill should include the sale date, prefix and tattoo or registration number, the buyer’s name and a signature from the seller.
Submit Places to Be dates online Attention breeders and state associations, you can now submit your events for Places to Be online. The Places to Be calendar is a great resource for information and dates of upcoming sales, shows, state association field days and tours, important AGA dates, and other Gelbvieh and industry events. The AGA will post events on the Places to Be for members and state associations, free of charge. In addition, your events will be added to the Places to Be listing in the next issue of Gelbvieh World. To submit your event, simply access the online entry form at http://www.gelbvieh.org/communication/placestobe.html. For questions or assistance contact Jennifer Scharpe, AGA director of communications, at 303-465-2333 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Show results now available online The American Gelbvieh Association has now added a show results page to the website. This page will serve as our online coverage from the showring including official news releases, show programs with results and press photos of all the winners. Images from the Official Press Photo Gallery can be saved by clicking on image to enlarge, then right click to “save image as”. Currently available on the show results page are results from this year’s AGJA Eastern and Western Regional shows. As time permits, we will try to go back and archive results from national level shows on this page. Check back often for new and archived show results. The show results page can be found under the Communications tab of the Gelbvieh website or at http:// www.gelbvieh.org/communication/showresults.html.
Nominations sought for AGA honors Each year the American Gelbvieh Association presents the Member of the Year and the Hall of Fame awards at the annual convention. Nominations are currently being sought for the 2011 AGA Member of the Year and Hall of Fame inductee. Applications will be sent to state association officers and are due to the AGA office by August 15. If you have any questions, please contact Dianne Coffman at the AGA office.
International Year Codes W - 2009 • X - 2010 • Y - 2011 18 | July 2011
Seeking nominations for Board of Directors If you have recommendations for or you are interested in running for the American Gelbvieh Association Board of Directors, please contact Al Knapp, Nominating Committee Chairman. The Nominating Committee reviews suggestions and recommends a slate of candidates. Knapp can be reached at 913-219-6613 or email@example.com.
U.S. beef export markets booming across the globe Beef exports to South Korea continued to grow dramatically in the first four months of 2011, increasing more than 150 percent over 2010 to 65,754 metric tons valued at $283.9 million. Korea made a strong push to become the leading value market for U.S. beef, and now trails only Mexico. Beef demand in Mexico continues to make a solid recovery, with U.S. exports up 7 percent in volume (82,490 metric tons) and 27 percent in value ($313.3 million) over last year. Canada remains in third place in both volume (52,325, up 15 percent) and value ($272.3, up 37 percent). However, fourth-place Japan is closing fast with 44,369 metric tons valued at $245.2 million – up 66 percent in volume and 73 percent in value over last year. Beef exports equated to $203.70 per head of fed slaughter in April, up nearly $63.00 (or 45 percent) from April 2010. For the year, exports equate to $190.80 per head. April exports equaled 14.5 percent of total U.S. production compared to 11.2 percent last year. For the year, the U.S. beef industry has exported 13.7 percent of total production. “With our production cost running so high right now, these strong export numbers could not come at a better time for producers,” said USMEF Chairman Keith Miller, a farmer-stockman from Great Bend, Kan. “I am convinced there is just no way we could be profitable without the outstanding premiums we’re receiving in the international marketplace.”
Bits ‘N Pieces bits ‘n pieces Juniors recognized through Sullivan Supply’s Youth Scholarship Program Ashley Skeels, Boerne, Texas, was a recipient of a $1,000 scholarship from the Sullivan Supply’s Youth Scholarship Program. “The distinguished Sullivan Supply Youth Scholarship program has energized our confidence in the quality of young people ready to take the reins as leaders in their field. Congratulations to all 1,014 juniors from 43 stats that had the determination to apply. A special thank you to the scholarship selection committee of industry leaders (nonSullivan Supply employees or family members) who volunteered three days of their time for this project. After 21 years of living and loving the industry, we are more excited to see what the future will bring with our youth at the helm,” John and Dede Sullivan, Dan Sullivan, and the Sullivan Supply entire staff and dealers. About Skeels, Sullivan Supply states, she “Spends her time mentoring youth for numerous show cattle clinics. Three-time junior national champion showman and heifer champions at Louisville, Denver and San Antonio.” The following AGJA members were Gold Star winners, for having gone above what is expected of them and are destined to have the brightest of futures: Kaisha Jurgens, Miller, Neb., Kaycie Shearer, Canton, Kan., Allison Skeels, Boerne, Texas These individuals were named Silver Star winners and all had applications that caught the committee’s attention: Dustin Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kan., Tyler Bitzer, Shelbyville, Ky., Garrett Liss, Elbert, Colo., Katlynn Sullivan, Robertsdale, Alab., Justin Taubenheim, Amherst, Neb.
Gelbvieh Weddings Randy and Pam Gallaway of Gallaway Gelbvieh, Mulhall, Okla., are proud to announce the marriage of their daughter, Jamie Kay to Joshua Alexander. The wedding, which took place on March 12, 2011 at the Mulhall Christian Church, was not just the marriage of two people, but also the making of a truly happy family. Josh and Jamie, along with their two boys, Brandon and Braxton Oldenburg are planning to build up their herd of Gelbvieh cattle in the next few years as they establish Alexander Cattle Company in Mulhall on the same place that Jamie grew up.
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Thanks for Supporting Gelbvieh World for 25 Years This 2011 Herd Reference Edition is the final issue of the 25th volume of Gelbvieh World. As I was gathering information and history of the breed and the association for the 40th anniversary celebration, I spent quite a bit of time going through all of the past issues of the magazine. It was interesting to see how the magazine has changed and progressed throughout the last 25 years it has been in publication. I could not imagine what it was like to publish each issue of the magazine without computers and the design software we use today. One thing that has not changed over the 25 volumes is that Gelbvieh World remains the face of the Gelbvieh breed and the American Gelbvieh Association as its official publication. It is often the first point of information for both members and commercial producers new to the breed. In fact, about 2/3 of our readers are commercial cattlemen and women who have purchased a Gelbvieh bull or female in the last year. When you, as seedstock breeders, transfer animals from a sale to the new buyer, those non-members receive a free one-year subscription to Gelbvieh World and The Profit Picture. This is a value-added service the AGA provides and one you can pass on to your customers. We often hear stories of a person who bought a bull, the registration paper was transferred, and they started receiving Gelbvieh World. Those customers enjoy reading the magazine and learning about the breed. This leads to additional purchases of Gelbvieh and Balancer® animals, and in some cases has led to those individuals becoming members of the AGA. Additionally, Gelbvieh World serves as a way for other Gelbvieh seedstock breeders to see the latest and greatest genetics of the breed. One prominent Gelbvieh breeder once told me that he enjoys reading the magazine and especially looking at the ads to find out what genetics other seedstock breeders are using and the current trend of the breed. Both the editorial content and the ads from breeders help establish breed direction. 20 | July 2011
I have also heard, “I just sell my cattle locally and I’m too small of a breeder to advertise nationally in Gelbvieh World.” This is a logic that I just don’t buy. How about selling more cattle or for more money? Good cattle are good cattle, doesn’t matter if they come from herds with 100 head or 10. If you are producing the type of quality cattle that come from solid breeding, have excellent EPDs and performance, you provide good customer services and have built a solid reputation as a seedstock breeder, those cattle will be in demand and will command top dollar. However no one is going to know about your cattle, unless you promote them yourself. If you need assistance in developing a marketing plan, feel free to contact one of the area coordinators, Frank Padilla, or myself. We are here to help you. Also, be sure to turn to pages 29-31 and read about the promotion and marketing services available through Gelbvieh Media Productions. We are looking forward to starting our 26th volume of Gelbvieh World. Take note of our advertising deadlines for the upcoming year. You can also contact us to start planning your advertising for the year now. Then it’ll be taken care of when you’re busy doing everything else to get ready for your sale or to run your operation. Also, take advantage of the early deadline discount. To receive around 10 percent off your advertising space, submit your ad copy by the early deadline. This simply means providing the photos and information to create your ad. You do not need to design the ad to receive the discount, let us do that for you. Just give us an idea of what you want in the ad and we’ll get started. Thank you for supporting Gelbvieh World these last 25 years. We strive to continue to improve the quality of the magazine and to make sure we are putting the best face on the breed. Jennifer Scharpe is the editor of Gelbvieh World and the AGA director of communications. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Production Schedule Gelbvieh World The Profit Picture January Breeding Reference Guide/AI Sires Early deadline: November 21 Ad deadline: November 28
February Profit Picture Commercial Issue Early deadline: December 8 Ad deadline: December 15
March National Gelbvieh Convention/NWSS Early deadline: January 10 Ad deadline: January 15
April Herd Management/AI Sires Early deadline: February 20 Ad deadline: February 27
May Herd Health/Nutrition & Feeding Early deadline: March 20 Ad deadline: March 26
June-July Herd Reference Edition Early deadline: May 11 Ad deadline: May 18
August Seedstock Marketing Early deadline: June 20 Ad deadline: June 25
September Junior Programs Early deadline: July 20 Ad deadline: July 25
October Profit Picture Commercial Issue Early deadline: August 10 Ad deadline: August 17
November The Gelbvieh Cow Early deadline: September 20 Ad deadline: September 25
December AGA Convention Preview Early deadline: October 19 Ad deadline: October 25
Marketing Assistance Available through Gelbvieh Profit Partners
President Steve Munger 34261 200th Street Highmore, SD 57345 605-226-1537 email@example.com Vice President John Carrel P.O. Box 1450 Columbus, MT 59019 406-322-5991 firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary Skyler Martin 1200 S. Blackhawk Road Oregon, IL 61061 815-732-7583 Skylerm1@verizon.net Treasurer John Burbank 18814 Kepler Drive St. Catharine, MO 64628 660-258-5420 email@example.com Chief Operating Officer Barry “Slim” Cook P.O. Box 3025 Cody, WY 82414 307-272-2024 firstname.lastname@example.org
In commodity based markets producers need as many alternatives as possible to help enhance their return on investment. In 2005 Gelbvieh Profit Partners (GPP) was created as a marketing vehicle to add value and enhance financial returns to producers utilizing Gelbvieh and/or Balancer® genetics. This was achieved when approximately 150 ambitious and pioneering Gelbvieh breeders put their money behind there genetics and created GPP as a cattle feeding entity, by which GPP shares a feeding interest in progeny that possess Gelbvieh or Balancer genetics from bulls purchased from the various investors. In 2009 GPP broadened its services as its investors grew. GPP services now include the facilitation of buying and selling feeder cattle with Gelbvieh or Balancer genetics from the bull customers of the various GPP investors. Additionally, GPP also fills orders for the investors themselves, or their bull customers, who are looking for Gelbvieh or Balancer influenced feeder cattle or cow/calf pairs. Producers who utilize GPP are charged a nominal fee for the marketing services provided. Though there are many seedstock producers in the various breeds that provide customer service in a similar fashion, GPP is the only formal entity that is breed specific and transcends all regions of the country.
Since its inception, GPP has been involved in the brokerage and procurement of over 12,000 feeder cattle from over 17 states. GPP is available to provide marketing assistance to both small and large producers throughout the U.S. Since its inception, GPP has been involved in the brokerage and procurement of over 12,000 feeder cattle from over 17 states, including but not limited to: Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Kansas, Iowa, Idaho, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming. The only requirement held by GPP is that the producer, or group of
producers, be able to fill out a semi load, which is approximately 50,000 pounds. GPP strives at working with producers to add value to their cattle. In some cases GPP has worked with multiple producers in a specific region to commingle cattle from multiple owners to fill truckloads, thus enabling them to create marketing leverage. Conversely, GPP has also worked with producers who have had several hundred calves from one ranch to market in one specific transaction. This ability of GPP to work with such a diverse group of both farmers and ranchers of different sizes is why GPP has been successful in providing marketing assistance. Producers also need to be aware that GPP is willing and able to forward contract their feeder cattle. As the market surges to new levels, the volatility will be extreme. Many producers are aware that the prices reflected in the deferred futures contract are subject to significant weakness by the time that time frame arrives. Thus, many want to take advantage of those deferred price values. GPP has both the financial ability and the network of feedlots to capitalize on those values. Cattlemen and women utilizing Gelbvieh or Balancer genetics should understand that GPP is not limited to just those cattle producers that purchase Gelbvieh or Balancer bulls from GPP investors. Or, simply put: GPP is available to all producers utilizing Gelbvieh or Balancer bulls. For those individuals interested in retained ownership, GPP will consider an ownership interest in a pen of cattle, thus allowing the producer the opportunity to reduce their risk. Utilizing GPP is simply a matter of letting your fingers do the walking. The manager of GPP is Slim Cook and can be reached at (307)272-2024, or by email at email@example.com. Since agriculture is not an 8-5 business, neither is GPP. Whether one wants to merchandise their feeder cattle or simply discuss the markets and their marketing options, GPP is available seven days a week to help producers get the customer support and marketing assistance they desire. Producers utilizing Gelbvieh and/ or Balancer genetics can be confident that GPP’s underlying mission is to do its best in enhancing your overall financial return. Gelbvieh World | 21
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AGA Announces New Online Registry System As part of the ongoing project to upgrade the registry database, the American Gelbvieh Association is pleased to announce the availability of the online registry system. This system will provide AGA members real-time access to their cow herd inventory and performance data. Data can be added to the system by members at their farm/ranch operations and once complete, performance updates can be printed as needed by the members. Below are some questions and answers regarding the new system.
The online registry system is now active and is accessible through the Gelbvieh website. Simply go to www.gelbvieh.org, then click on the Register an animal link located in the Quick Links on the blue right sidebar of the web page. We encourage members to begin using the online system to submit data and view their cow herd information. Training videos and additional information on the system will be available at www.gelbvieh.org.
What will I be able to do on the online system? Members will be able to record and register calves as well as enter weights and other performance data. Other functions include the ability to print reports such as birth, weaning and yearling data summaries, ultrasound barnsheets, and look at billing data for the membership. In the spring of 2012, the Herd Assessment process will be able to be completed online as well.
Do I have to enter all my data in one sitting? No, the system is designed such that it adds calves to the appropriate contemporary group regardless of when data is entered. For example, during calving season members could enter calving data on a weekly basis. Once all the calves are born and entered the summary report can be printed with adjusted weights and ratios of the entire group.
What data do I need to enter to record or register a calf? Data that is required is identical to our paper registration applications. The minimum data required on each calf is the sire and dam registration numbers, a unique prefix and tattoo for that calving year, birth date and sex. 22 | July 2011
To record or register a calf, data can be submitted on the Enter/Edit Calving screen. The AGA will not be mailing registration applications for 2011 calves, unless members request the applications. Instead, members should use the online registry system to register or record their calf information.
The online registry system is active. Go to www.gelbvieh.org, then click on Register an animal. How do I get started? Members that have paid their 2011 Herd Assessment will have received an Online User Agreement in the mail. Once that form has been returned to the AGA office, members will receive their login and password information.
Do I need any special software to use the new online system?
from the AGA website. Additionally we are working on video tutorials than can be viewed online that will be task oriented, i.e. “How to enter a Weaning Weight.”
Can I enter data for my kid’s junior memberships as well as our main family herd?
Yes, the online registry screens are designed with minimal graphics in order to provide efficient access across most connection types. One of the beta testers of the system accessed it via a dial-up connection and was very satisfied with the performance. We are hopeful that most AGA members that utilize dial-up will be able to access and register calves via the online system.
The new system uses the concept of a Master Herd and Associated Herds. With paper we would group all the data submitted in the same envelope. With the online system the Master Herd/ Associated Herd relationship becomes the envelope. For example we have XYZ Farms in Westminster, Colorado, Member #111. They have three kids with Junior Memberships #222, #223 and #224, as well as two partnerships, #333 and #334. In all these memberships the cows physically reside at XYZ Farms. Member #111 would be designated as the Master Herd and #222, #223, #224, #333 and #334 would be listed as Associated Herds. When XYZ Farms logs into the registry system they will see inventories that include all the animals from all of the memberships that are within this group. Basically, all the cows that reside at a single location and should be grouped together for contemporary grouping purposes should be grouped under one designated Master Herd.
How will I learn to use this new system?
How do I know what data I have not entered?
Documentation and one page “How to” guides will be available for download
When the user goes into the screen that displays data such as weaning
No, the system is web-based and is accessible via any popular Internet browser program such as Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari. You will be able to access the system from any computer with Internet access so you are not tied to using this only from home or the farm office.
I only have a dial-up Internet connection will I be able to use this system?
weights, you can sort on any column and see which animals have not had data entered to date. To enter the data at this point you simply click on Edit to the right of the animal and go to the screen to enter the weaning data in this example.
What does this mean for HerdTrack users? HerdTrack users can still use HerdTrack to submit data if they choose to and then only use the online system to view data and print reports. Or they can switch to solely submitting data on the online system.
What if I do not have access to the Internet? The AGA will still accept paper registrations as it has in the past. Over the years our membership has given us feedback that we send out too much paper. Our hope is such that the online registry will allow members more timely access to their cow herd and performance data without the burden to filling out forms on a continual basis. The AGA is excited to roll this system out to our membership. Staff will be available to do presentations at state associations meetings and other events throughout the summer and fall. Presentations and training sessions also will be available during the Twister Classic at Kearney, Neb., for attendees and AGA members in the area. Please contact the AGA office if you have additional question regarding the online registry system.
Calf weaning information can be entered or edited using the weaning screen on the online registry system. Click Edit on the right of each animal to enter information. Animals on this screen can be sorted by clicking any of the column names at the top.
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Feature feature IGENITY® Profile Helps Gelbvieh Producers Make Critical Ranch Decisions
Dr. Jim Gibb, IGENITY Technical Services Director
“By using the IGENITY profile to help select replacement heifers, Gelbvieh producers can help to ensure they are pointing their herd in the right direction to make faster genetic progress and return dollars to their pockets.” — Dr. Jim Gibb
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In today’s economy, between the rising costs of feed, fuel and land, and trying to sell cattle in a highly competitive market, Gelbvieh producers are investing in DNA technology to not only get a leg up on their competition, but to assist in making critical ranch management decisions. “Through the use of DNA technology, such as the comprehensive IGENITY® profile, Gelbvieh producers are taking advantage of an opportunity to accelerate the genetic progress of their herd,” explains Dr. Jim Gibb, technical services director for IGENITY. “Not only are these producers making their herds more efficient, they are utilizing the inside information gained through an IGENITY profile to assist in making important selection, breeding and marketing decisions that will also help to increase their bottom line.” Three years ago, Burbank Cattle Company turned to the comprehensive IGENITY profile to assist in selection and marketing decisions in their purebred cow/calf operation out of Brookfield, Missouri. “We profile all of our heifers each year,” says Matt Burbank, herdsman for Burbank Cattle Company. “The
IGENITY profile is a better way to pick which heifers to keep back. We use it as a sorting tool alongside EPDs.” Developing a replacement heifer requires a substantial financial investment by the producer, explains Dr. Gibb. Not only will that heifer remain in the herd for years to come, but she will also help to define the genetic direction and profitability of the entire herd. “It is critical to identify replacement females that are superior,” says Dr. Gibb. “By using the IGENITY profile to help select replacement heifers, Gelbvieh producers can help to ensure they are pointing their herd in the right direction to make faster genetic progress and return dollars to their pockets.” Burbank says one of the traits he is most interested in is homozygous black. “Whether we’re sorting or marketing our animals, we want to know what we have,” says Burbank. “We also want to give our customers a guarantee that the animals they are looking to purchase are in fact homozygous black.” Dr. Gibb agrees. “DNA technology is the only way to have confidence that
“Times have changed. Producers need to look to the future. If you’re not using DNA technology in your herd, you’re going to be left behind.” — Matt Burbank the animal is homozygous black. You’re ultimately taking out the guesswork when selecting which animals to keep in your own herd or when a customer is making a purchasing decision.” Burbank says he also focuses on the tenderness scores of his cattle when making sorting and marketing decisions. “The trends right now are directed toward tenderness and improving the meat quality of the nation’s beef herd,” he says. “We’re committed to producing a quality product that will perform well through every stage of beef production – knowing the ultimate goal is a pleasant eating experience for the customer.” For Ronnie Rogers, a fellow Missouri rancher, a favorable eating experience was exactly why he began focusing on breeding tenderness into his Gelbvieh cattle. “It was an accident, really,” says Rogers. “We had a hurt animal that came from a female with a high IGENITY score for tenderness. Those were the best steaks and roasts I’ve had in the past 35 years.”
Since then, Rogers has become what he calls “carcass conscious;” he’s been using the IGENITY profile to make selection and marketing decisions in his herd for the past six years. “You need to have something to diversify your herd from the competition, and carcass scores, such as tenderness, are desirable traits to select for. We watch the tenderness score and are mindful of it all the time,” he says. “It’s all about producing a quality product for the consumer.” Dr. Gibb echoes the sentiment. “There have been a lot of consumer studies that indicate that if people are going to have a bad eating experience it is because of tenderness, or the lack thereof,” he says. “With the comprehensive IGENITY profile, producers may select for carcass traits, for example, balanced with a combination of maternal or growth traits to produce a very efficient herd. The IGENITY profile allows producers to develop a customized program based on their individual ranch goals. Regardless
of herd size, IGENITY has a product for every type of producer.” “Times have changed,” says Burbank. “Producers need to look to the future. If you’re not using DNA technology in your herd, you’re going to be left behind.” To get started, producers can order sample collection kits by contacting their IGENITY sales representative, call 1-877443-6489 or visit www.igenity.com/beef. Results will be returned to producers several weeks after samples are received. Sample collection can be done at any time or age; however, collecting samples when animals are already being processed may be the most convenient. Planning ahead will ensure the information will be available in time to make selection decisions and provide results at production sales. ®IGENITY is a registered trademark of Merial. ©2011 Merial Limited, Duluth, GA. All rights reserved.
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Dr. John Thomas Johns
Guest Editorial guest editorial Mineral Deficiencies are a Concern during Summer Grazing By: John Thomas Johns, Extension Professor Emeritus, Beef Cattle Nutrition, University of Kentucky
It has been a very hot summer over much of the country but with the exception of a few parts of the country experiencing extreme drought, 2011 has been a good grazing year. Adequate moisture has resulted in sufficient forage to provide for good calf growth and cow body condition to this point in time. While grazing is the least expensive method of supplying nutrients to cattle, producers can get a false sense of nutritional security when grazing is good. Not all nutritional needs of the cow and calf can be met by forage alone. The nutrients most likely to be deficient in grazing situations are minerals, particularly certain trace minerals, and vitamins. The forage mineral content and biological availability as well as the forage intake influence the amount of mineral available to cattle. Forages tend to be deficient in some minerals. The minerals most likely to be deficient in grazing animals are copper, zinc, cobalt, selenium and manganese. Corah, in a 1997 National Animal Health Monitoring Service study found marginal or deficient levels of copper, zinc and selenium in 70, 65 and 78 percent, respectively, of all forages tested from all areas of the country.
The nutrients most likely to be deficient in grazing situations are minerals, particularly certain trace minerals, and vitamins. Even when forage tests are adequate, not all of the mineral may be available to the animal. In some cases, as little as 15 to 30 percent of certain minerals are biologically available to grazing animals. As forages mature into late summer, digestibility of most minerals decreases. Fescue is the major grazing forage for much of the cattle industry in a large area of the country. The majority of fescue is infected with an endophytic fungus that results in a decreased level of dry matter intake for cattle. Even if forage mineral content and availability are adequate, decreased dry 26 | July 2011
matter intake will limit mineral intake when endophyte infected fescue constitutes the primary grazing forage. Antagonistic effects between minerals may also limit the useable mineral an animal receives. Forages and/or water sources may contain excessive levels of certain minerals that will have a negative impact on the digestibility of other minerals. For example, excessive levels of iron will decrease copper availability as well as selenium; excessive sulfur or sulfur plus molybdenum will also decrease copper availability. Other examples can also be found. Producers reading this are probably thinking, so what? My cows look good and calf growth is excellent so far. Minerals are very expensive and the less I spend, the more I can make. What is the problem if a few minerals are short during this time period? Minerals impact most systems in the body. Cow fertility, disease resistance, milk production, growth rate and tissue integrity are all negatively impacted by mineral deficiencies. Most spring calving cows should be bred by the time you read this; however, all may not be. Both copper and selenium have direct impacts on reproduction and both need supplementation in most grazing situations. Look for a commercial product that contains adequate levels of both minerals for your grazing situation. Be sure and look at the ingredients list to determine the source of each mineral. Copper sulfate, copper chloride, organic sources of copper or combinations of any of these are very acceptable in a mineral. Copper oxide is still used in some less expensive minerals. Copper from copper oxide is very poorly available to animals so their needs may not be met even though a product with a seemingly high level of copper is being fed. Selenium is closely regulated by FDA and may only be supplemented in a mineral based on the expected mineral intake. Sodium selenite is the common source of selenium in most products but it is not as highly available to grazing cattle as organic sources of selenium. Where selenium
deficiency is an issue with grazing cattle, organic selenium should compose at least a portion of the supplemental selenium in the mineral product. It is especially important to properly supplement trace minerals to fall calving cows. These cows will probably have been consuming pasture only for the last few months and can have developed borderline deficiencies without proper trace mineral supplementation. The result may be a calf born with decreased body stores of important trace minerals and receiving a decreased quality of colostrum from mother. Antibodies are produced and placed in the colostrum during late stages of pregnancy. When nutrients are deficient, fewer antibodies will be produced and placed in colostrum and the calf will receive a lower amount of passive immunity. When failure to receive adequate passive immunity occurs, increases in health problems will follow the animal all the way through the feedlot. Weaning time is certainly a stress on the calf and increased stress results in increased nutrient requirements and increased health problems if the nutrient requirements are not met. Data from the Texas Ranch to Rail program shows the relationship between meeting these requirements and calf health post weaning. As the on-ranch feeding level of complete minerals increased, the morbidity rate of the ranchâ€™s calves in the feedlot decreased. With proper mineral supplementation, response to vaccines improved and calves were better able to resist disease. With less sickness, rate of gain, feed efficiency and carcass quality grade all improved. Donâ€™t be lulled into thinking that because grazing has been good this year that everything is fine nutritionally speaking. Even good, highly productive forages cannot supply everything that the grazing animal needs. These needs are important throughout the year but are especially so as we approach the end of summer and weaning time. Dr. Johns can be email at j.johns@ insightbb.com.
The Shorter the Better Nobody likes a long wait at our favorite restaurant, a long visit at the doctor’s office, long lines while attending an amusement park, or the long number of days waiting on a potential tax-refund from the IRS. You get the idea. Something else that should fall in the “shorter the better” category for beef producers is the breeding season. Regardless of the size and scope of your operation or your preferred time of year to calve, there is little economic justification for a lengthy calving season. Regardless of whether you use a natural service sire or artificial insemination in your breeding program, there is little justification for a lengthy breeding season. A 60 day breeding season is an ideal goal to shoot for and I would recommend nothing longer than 90 days. If you are currently involved in a longer breeding season, there are valid economic and management reasons to make a change. It requires a little discipline, some rigid culling, and a willingness to use technology and other resources available. Dr. Glenn Selk, Oklahoma State University’s Extension Cattle Reproduction Specialist, provides economic incentives for a shorter breeding season. A joint study between Oklahoma State and Texas A&M Universities found a positive relationship between number of days of the breeding season and the production cost per hundredweight of calf weaned. Also they reported a negative relationship between number of days of the breeding season and pounds of calf weaned per cow per year. The data suggested that for each day the breeding season was lengthened, the annual cost of producing a hundred pounds of weaned calf increased by 4.7 cents and pounds of calf weaned per cow per year decreased by 0.158 pounds. The range of breeding seasons in the data set was from extremely short (less than one month) to 365 days or continuous presence of the bull. The trend lines that resulted from the analysis of the data give us an opportunity to evaluate the economic importance of a defined breeding season. The producer that leaves the bull out year-round (365 days) would sell 45.82 fewer pounds of calf per cow per year on the average than producers with a 75 day breeding season. That same producer would have $13.63 greater costs per hundredweight of weaned calf than
the producer that used a 75 day breeding season. In this era of cost/price squeezes, a well-defined breeding and calving season provides a better opportunity to survive the volatility of cattle prices and input costs. Dr. Les Anderson, Beef Extension Specialist, University of Kentucky, reminds us that there are several heat synchronization programs available to producers. These tools do not have to be used exclusively in artificial insemination programs and can improve conception rates in herds using natural service sires. One method to improve reproductive performance of your cow herd is to synchronize estrus prior to bull turn out. Nearly every management decision associated with the cow herd is simplified with a shorter calving season. Herd health, nutritional, and reproductive management are much easier when all cows are in a similar stage of production. Restricting the breeding season to 60 to 90 days will produce a more uniform calf crop which enhances marketing opportunities. It is easier to match up your forage supply with the nutritional demands of your herd when all animals are in a similar production cycle. Vaccination programs are more effective when animals in the breeding herd are in a similar reproductive status. A shorter calving season will eventually lead to greater efficiencies in reproduction rates. Palpate shortly after the conclusion of the breeding season and cull heifers and cows that don’t conceive within your given calving
season and don’t look back. Keep daughters of the cows that get bred early each calving season. If necessary, buy bred females that calve within your desired window to replace the open females. Implementation of these practices will certainly improve your herd’s reproductive performance over time. Given the current prices seen in today’s cattle markets, culling females with poor reproductive performance should not be a difficult decision. Open yearling heifers can be sold as heavy feeder cattle or fed a finishing ration for a short period and sold as market heifers. While prices for feeder and market cattle have moderated a bit as of late, they still remain very favorable. Open cows are selling at a premium price compared to historic levels so take advantage of this marketing opportunity. You may slip below your targeted herd size through aggressive culling. I will contend that a producer can manage through this issue. Replace open females or females conceiving outside of a 60-90 day calving season window with bred heifers or young cows that fit your shortened calving season. While quality replacement females may be selling at a higher price than previous years, the value of a shortened calving window with simplified management and improved marketing possibilities will more than compensate for the added expense of purchased replacement females. Source: John F. Grimes, Ohio State University Extension Beef Coordinator
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News news Gelbvieh Website Offers Free Feeder Calf Exchange The height of the feeder calf marketing season is fast approaching. During the late summer and early fall, the majority of feeder cattle are marketed across the country through video auctions, live auctions, direct country trade, or privately. As cow-calf producers look to garner top dollar for their cattle, the American Gelbvieh Association offers a free listing service through their website to promote loads or lots of feeder cattle. As part of the American Gelbvieh Associations commercial marketing service, a free listing service is available to members and commercial producers who use Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics. The feeder calf exchange allows producers to list information about their cattle as well as the details of how they plan to market them on the association’s website at www.gelbvieh.org. Additionally, order buyers can view and sort the listing on the Feeder Calf Exchange on the website. “The Feeder Calf Exchange is a free service to anyone who is looking to merchandize Gelbvieh influenced feeder cattle,” said Frank Padilla, director of breed promotion for the
association. “When producers list their cattle on the exchange, they benefit by having more potential buyers for their cattle to ultimately market their loads.” Producers can add their own listings by visiting www.gelbvieh.org/exchange/ feedercalflistings.html. They will need to complete a short registration process through the website to create a login and password. Once completed, individuals can add their own listing and can also go back and edit a listing. Another option to add a listing is to have association representatives add the listing for the producer. Producers can contact Padilla with their information by calling 303-4652333 or email at email@example.com. “For computer savvy cattlemen, adding their own listing through the website is pretty simple. However, we are happy to work with producers to post their listing for them. Either way, once the listing has been posted, it will be immediately viewable on the Exchange.” To post a listing, producers will be asked to provide the following information: farm or ranch name, contact name, city and state, a
phone number, number of head, sale or base weight, breed type, delivery or sale date, any premium program qualifications, vaccination program, sex, and type of sale. Additional information such as a more complete description of the cattle or past performance information can be posted; as well producers can add photos of the cattle if available. Producers who intend to market their cattle through a specific video or auction market are encouraged to provide details on the sale (i.e. date, time, location, lot numbers) to allow for order buyers to bid on lots. The association’s Exchange service also includes free Bull Listings and Female Listings for members and commercial producers with Gelbvieh influenced bulls or females for sale or who are looking to purchase bulls or females. Sales are directly between the buyer and the seller. For more information on the any of the Exchange listings, contact Padilla or visit www.gelbvieh.org.
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AGA Launches Gelbvieh Media Productions Offering Communication and Design Services to Members By Jennifer Scharpe, AGA Director of Communications
What’s that old saying: “If you’re not moving forward, you’re standing still.” That is an apt description of the American Gelbvieh Association. Reviewing the history of the AGA, one can find many instances where the association has grown and continued to build programs and services to benefit the membership. A common term that can be used to describe the Board of Directors and staff over the years is progressive – and that definitely applies to the current AGA Board and staff members. In that theme of being progressive and building services for members, the AGA communications staff with support of the Board of Directors is excited to announce a new program that will be mutually beneficial for the AGA and members. Is your interest piqued? Have you ever thought to yourself, I know I need to do more to promote my breeding program and my cattle, but the thought of creating marketing and promotion materials makes me want to jump off the nearest cliff? Or how about, if I just had some templates and quality artwork, I know sending out brochures or postcards would help sell my cattle? Have no fear; the American Gelbvieh Association is here to help. At the April Board of Directors meeting, AGA staff presented
Gelbvieh Media Productions is available to assist with marketing, promotion and communication needs for members and state associations. a proposal which was accepted by the Board to launch a new department within AGA called Gelbvieh Media Productions (GMP). GMP will offer four types of communications services, with the ability to expand. The four services are: publications, design services, YouDesign, and email services. Initially, GMP will be coordinated by current AGA staff: Lynn Valentine and Jennifer Scharpe, with assistance from Dana Stewart. Depending on demand and member needs, there is the potential to expand the services to include video and additional communication services. As the department grows and demand for these services increases, there may be the need and resources for additional staff. In reality, many of the services, such as publications and design services are things staff is currently doing. The idea is to enhance these services and add additional services that have value to membership. Gelbvieh Media Productions is available to assist with marketing, promotion and communication needs for members and state
associations. The advantages of using Gelbvieh Media Productions are friendly, timely, professional service, an understanding of your breeding program and marketing goals, competitive pricing and access to Gelbvieh specific logos and artwork. GMP is meant to provide communication and promotion services to members while generating income for the American Gelbvieh Association. Prices are structured to be competitive within the industry. The benefit of GMP is that it is on a smaller scale than some of the other design companies available to livestock breeders, which can be intimidating to smaller scale breeders. In addition, members can feel comfortable working with staff they already know and who know their programs. Continued on page 30
Seedstock cattle – built for the real world commercial cattle producer. Plan to attend the SEGA & Friends Fall Female Sale on December 3, 2011.
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Publications The publications service includes everything we are currently doing to publish Gelbvieh World and The Profit Picture. Since our publications are the foundation of what we do from a communications stand point, it makes sense to use it as a base for GMP to build from. Staff is strongly committed to Gelbvieh World and The Profit Picture to make sure these publications are putting forth the best image of the AGA and the Gelbvieh breed. A new publication service we are adding is to offer ad flyers. Make double use of your ads in Gelbvieh World or The Profit Picture by having slick copy flyers made of the ad. You’ve already put in the work to have the ad created, why not get an added value. GMP would be happy to make any number of copies on the type of paper of your choice and then mail the copies to you. Just let us know when you finalize your ad proof. Many breeders have already started having flyers made of their ads to put up at shows, expos, sales barns, etc., or to mail out to customer lists.
Design Services Want to create one of a kind marketing or promotion pieces? GMP can help. You provide the content and let our experienced staff create materials that have that professional and creative look that are sure to attract your customers’ attention. Members would work directly with AGA staff to design the project to fit your specific needs.
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Costs for design work*
$60 per hour
Letterhead & Envelopes
Brochures & Flyers
$100 per page
$25 per hour
Ad design – Designing an ad for use outside of our publications
$100 per page
Ad adjustments – Changing or resizing $60 per hour, with an existing ad for outside publication. a $15 minimum *The above prices represent the costs to design or create and properly format the item for printing. Gelbvieh Media Productions also works with several printers and would be happy to bid out your project for the most competitive print pricing, complete the printing process, and ensure your project is shipped to meet your deadlines. Or if you desire, Gelbvieh Media Productions will provide you with a high resolution print-ready pdf file, to coordinate your own printing.
In addition, our cost structure for design charges is set up to be easy to understand, with no hidden charges by providing a quote up front – before any design work is done. See above for the GMP design services pricing structure. Again, design services is something we have always offered, however many members may not have been aware. With GMP, we are letting members know that AGA staff is ready and willing to assist you with your design needs. Whether its brochures, flyers, business cards, logos, small herd sire or donor dam directories, contact us today to get your project started.
YouDesign YouDesign is a way for members to design and print their own customized promotional pieces using provided templates and graphics. Using a webbased tool, members can log in and customize the provided templates. No special software or skills are needed.
Then specify the quantity you want printed and let us do the rest. We will ensure the printing is completed and shipped to you. We can even handle the mailing to your customer list. How does YouDesign work? AGA staff has already created a variety of templates for different promotional pieces. Using the web-based tool, members can select the template they want and then customize the template with their own photos, logos, contact information and content. The current list of templates that will be provided on YouDesign includes: postcards, a maternally-focused tri-fold brochure, a crossbreeding-focused trifold brochure, greeting cards, stall cards, as well as items specifically designed for state associations including a membership brochure and a junior membership brochure, each complete with a customized membership application. Additionally, state associations will be able to their contact
E-Newsletter Banner Ad
Email Marketing – designing new ad*
Email Marketing – using an existing ad*
Banner Ad Design for outside publications
$50 per ad
information to GRAP (Gelbvieh Regional Advertising Program) ads, download the pdf and send to their publication of choice. We will provide a variety of design options and backgrounds so that once you add your own information and photos, each piece will look unique to that breeder. We will also continue to update our templates and backgrounds to keep the pieces fresh and new. If you want a specific template, let us know and we can consider adding items to fit your needs. The goal of YouDesign is to meet member needs of providing marketing templates. In addition, AGA is able to maximize our relationship with the printer and negotiate a pricing structure to pass along savings for print services to the members. This will also generate revenue for the AGA, from a kickback from the printer. That revenue can then be used to offer additional services through Gelbvieh Media Productions or the AGA in general. Be on the lookout for more information on YouDesign and how you can access the web-based tool. At the time of printing this issue, we were finishing the templates and working to get the web-based tool up and running. Once all is ready, members will receive an email with more information on how you can get started. We will also put the information on our website.
Email Services Through the American Gelbvieh Association’s mass marketing email services we have three separate email services: E-Newsletter, News Releases, and Email Marketing. Members can subscribe or unsubscribe to receive any or all of the three email blasts. The E-Newsletter most members are already familiar with. Sent every other Friday, the AGA E-Newsletter helps AGA members and AGJA members stay up-to-date with the latest news and information. Banner advertisements on the enews are available for $100 on a first come, first serve basis. AGA can help you with the design. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Dana Stewart, AGA Director of Member Services at 303-465-2333. The American Gelbvieh Association sends out timely news releases to the agriculture media on a regular basis. Members can also subscribe to receive our new releases. We also encourage you to ask your local newspaper or agriculture publication to sign up to start receiving the AGA’s news releases. Through Gelbvieh Media Productions’ email marketing service get a custom designed email to promote your program, upcoming sale, semen on herd sires, sale animals, etc. Email Marketing blasts are sent to over 2,000 AGA members, AGJA members and those interested in Gelbvieh. When you purchase an email marketing blast,
The advantages of using Gelbvieh Media Productions are friendly, timely, professional service, an understanding of your breeding program and marketing goals, competitive pricing and access to Gelbvieh specific logos and artwork. you are the sole advertiser. Additionally, the email blast can be sent to your own email list of customers. We are very excited about the launch of Gelbvieh Media Productions. AGA staff looks forward to continuing to work with members to assist with your marketing and promotion needs. After all, helping members promote Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics will help increase the overall demand and recognition of the breed. We know Gelbvieh breeders are progressive and the AGA wants to assist you in moving forward. Contact Lynn Valentine at email@example.com or Jennifer Scharpe at firstname.lastname@example.org or call the AGA office at 303-465-2333 to discuss your marketing and promotion needs.
The Raile Family would like to thank all of the buyers in this year’s bull sale. • • • •
Thanks to Dry Creek Farm of Osborne, KS, for purchasing BDCG DC 39X1 (Great Western). The Reserve Division II winner at the NWSS. Thanks to Taubenheim Gelbvieh of Amherst, NE, for purchasing the top Balancer® out of TC Total. Thanks to Jeff Swanson of Oxford, NE, for purchasing an outstanding Balancer® out of our Legend (OCC Legend) herd sire. And a special thanks to past and new buyers that have confidence in our program.
Our herd is a balanced herd, that combines the best of both worlds (Gelbvieh & Angus) for fertility, milk, growth and carcass traits. BDCG DC 39X1 This fall Cody will have over 150 commercial bred heifers for sale private treaty. Dilbert & Marilyn Raile 755 Rd U St. Francis, KS 67756 785-332-2756
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News news Cull Reproductive Losses As producers begin to tally and evaluate this season’s calf crop, they should keep reproductive health top of mind, says John Rodgers, DVM, Veterinary Operations, Pfizer Animal Health. “Reproduction is a major driver of profitability in cow/calf production,” Dr. Rodgers says. “Therefore, it is important to maintain reproductive health to optimize productivity. Respiratory diseases are far and away the most talked about in cattle production, but reproductive diseases can be the difference in producing a calf or not, and that’s what will really impact the bottom line at the end of the year.” Reproductive diseases also can often be difficult to diagnose and many producers may not realize their herds have been affected. While they can easily see if cows abort late term or simply do not settle at all, producers may not notice if cows abort early in the pregnancy. “Signs of reproductive disease can vary from relatively mild cases of poor reproductive performance to severe abortion storms,” Dr. Rodgers says. “In some cases, producers may think that cows just aren’t settling when, in fact, diseases like infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR), vibriosis or leptospirosis may be to blame.” A 2002 study showed, when all reproductive diseases and conditions are factored in, infertility, abortions or stillbirths, dystocia, retained placentas, and metritis or pyometra cost beef producers up to $502 million.1 What’s more, reproductive diseases can cost more than just a calf at the end of calving season — they can cut efficiencies and profits from unprotected operations. In fact, losses to reproductive disease cost U.S. beef cow/calf producers $13.10 to $14.90 per cow annually.1
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With so much at stake, Dr. Rodgers says producers should talk with their veterinarians when reviewing their vaccination programs. “Talking with a veterinarian is always an important step when revising or developing a new vaccination program,” Dr. Rodgers says. “Veterinarians can provide the technical expertise needed to design reproductive vaccination programs specific to a producer’s particular situation.” In addition to keeping an eye on nutrition, bull fertility and other management factors, producers also should look for vaccines that help protect against pathogens that can cause poor reproductive performance, including infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) virus, bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) Types 1 and 2 viruses, Campylobacter fetus (vibrio) and Lepto hardjo-bovis, Dr. Rodgers says. Bovi-Shield GOLD® Fetal Protection (FP) vaccines offer producers the flexibility to choose a reproductive vaccination program that best fits their operations and helps reduce the risk of encountering reproductive problems. Only Bovi-Shield GOLD FP® 5 L5 HB helps provide comprehensive reproductive protection against most major reproductive diseases, including Lepto hardjo-bovis. What’s more, Bovi-Shield GOLD FP 5 L5 HB helps provide protection against IBR abortions, BVD Types 1 and 2 persistent infection and Lepto hardjo-bovis infection, urinary shedding and kidney colonization for 365 days. Finally, Bovi-Shield GOLD FP 5 L5 HB is fully supported by an FP Guarantee for BVD PI-free calves and IBR abortion.† “Putting a comprehensive reproductive vaccine program in place is one of the most important things producers can do in maintaining good reproductive performance in their herds,” Dr. Rodgers says. “And, BoviShield GOLD FP products provide industry-leading protection against major pathogens that can cause reproductive problems.” *LABEL INDICATIONS: The Bovi-Shield GOLD line and PregGuard GOLD FP® 10 are recommended for vaccination of healthy cows and heifers approximately one month prior to breeding. These products also can be administered to pregnant cattle provided they were vaccinated, according to label directions, with any BoviShield GOLD FP® or PregGuard GOLD FP vaccine prior to breeding initially and within 12 months thereafter. Failure to follow label directions may result in abortions. The Bovi-Shield GOLD line may be administered to calves nursing pregnant cows, provided their dams were vaccinated within the last 12 months as described above. Consistent with good vaccination practices, heifers should receive at least two vaccine doses, with the second dose administered approximately 30 days prebreeding. †The Pfizer Animal Health 100% BVD PI-Free Guarantee and the IBR Abortion Guarantee will be administered through Pfizer Animal Health – VMIPS (Veterinary Medical Investigations and Product Support) at 800-3665288. Proof of purchase is required. Calves born to BVD PI-positive cows or heifers do not qualify for this guarantee. This guarantee does not apply to, and Pfizer Animal Health shall not be liable for, any (x) damages caused as a result of the improper handling, misuse or abuse of the vaccines that are the subject of this guarantee, or the willful misconduct or negligence of any third party, or (y) any indirect, punitive, special, incidental or consequential damages. Pfizer reserves the right to modify or cancel the terms and conditions of this guarantee. 1Bellows DS, Ott SL, Bellows RA. Review: Cost of reproductive diseases and condition in cattle. The Professional Animal Scientist 2002;18:26-32.
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Breed Improvement through EPDs By Susan Willmon, American Gelbvieh Association Director for Breed Improvement
Do EPDs really work? Occasionally we hear this from our customers and even from Gelbvieh breeders. Responding to this comment can be a challenge for seedstock producers. Do we tackle this comment head-on or just change the subject? Do we lean on EPDs for the easy traits like birth weight and calving ease and tend to fall back to actual data, like ultrasound, for carcass traits? Is it falling to the seedstock producer to be the primary source of education on this topic and is this a role we are comfortable in? Addressing the last question first, the role of explaining EPDs to your customers is falling to the seedstock producers. In an era where Extension resources are shrinking, the seedstock producer that puts effort into providing data on bulls in a yearly production sale catalog by default becomes the primary source for many commercial producers of updated performance information. For many breeders it can be difficult to explain the complexities of EPDs and how they can be used in production situations. Understanding the history of EPDs and the foundation for selection based on these values will assist commercial and seedstock producers alike in understanding these values and how to put them to good use in making production decisions. 34 | July 2011
History of EPDs in the Gelbvieh Breed The first sire summary of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) was published in 1976. In that sire summary, EPDs were published for birth weight, calving ease, weaning weight and yearling weight. The first report included information on 35 sires that provided much of the genetic base of the Gelbvieh breed at the time. One testament to how far this technology has progressed is the fact that todayâ€™s twice yearly EPD run and sire summary produces 16 EPDs and Indexes on over 26,000 active Gelbvieh sires, plus individual EPDs on close to 1.2 million animal records. AGAâ€™s first sire summary that included genetic trends was in 1992. The genetic trend for birth weight (BW) from 1976 to 1991 was a fairly flat line; while the weaning and yearling weight EPDs increased by a factor of 6 and 11 pounds, respectively, over
that time period. Even those early genetic trends were telling us something about the population of Gelbvieh genetics. The effectiveness of EPDs can be seen in the genetic trend for birth weight EPD in the Gelbvieh population. As Gelbvieh genetics were increasingly used in commercial herds in the 80s and 90s the biggest challenges facing the continued use of Gelbvieh genetics in some herds was larger birth weights on calves from Gelbvieh x British crosses. In response to these concerns from bull buyers we can see that starting in the early 90s more emphasis was placed on BW EPDs in sire selection (see Chart 1). From that point through today the trend has shown a reduction in birth weight. The tool of choice used to select sires with lower birth weights was the AGA birth weight (BW) EPD. Why is the BW EPD the better basis for birth weight selection than using actual animal birth weights? We know
EPDs remove the environmental and management group effects, through contemporary grouping, and are the best means of predicting the genetic transmitting ability of the animal as a potential parent.
The industry focus on higher weaning and yearling weights translates to an increase in trends for both of these traits over time.
Chart 2 from industry research that in addition to genetics, a calf ’s birth weight can be impacted by dam’s nutrition as well as other environmental factors. EPDs remove these environmental and management group effects, through contemporary grouping, and are the best means of predicting the genetic transmitting ability of the animal as a potential parent. Thus providing information the genetic impact a specific sire or dam mating may have on the resultant calf ’s birth weight. A second set of trends in the Gelbvieh breed where you can also see a response to EPD selection pressure is in weaning and
yearling genetic trends. The industry focus on higher weaning and yearling weights translates to an increase in trends for both of these traits over time (see Chart 2). Since these traits are positively correlated, selection for an increase in weaning weight will produce an increase in yearling weight as well. Possibly an even better, industry wide example of the impact of continued use of higher growth EPD sires is illustrated in Figure 1. This figure shows the genetic trends for increased yearling weight based on the across breed adjusted averages for yearling weights of the major beef breeds. Selection for growth for a majority of the seedstock industry has seen
a move such that the British breeds of cattle, known originally for more moderate growth patterns when compared to Continental breeds, now have closed the gap. Today, the difference in average mature cow weight, adjusted to a 5.5 body condition score, is less than 100 pounds for the major seven breeds. Using these birth weight and growth examples, it becomes fairly straightforward to prove that EPDs do indeed work. The use of these growth EPDs has resulted in change in the average values we produce in today’s herds. The critical piece to remember is what an EPD is and what the difference between the EPDs of two animals tells us. The difference in EPDs between two bulls is an estimation of the difference in performance of their progeny provided they were bred to cows of equal merit and their progeny were subject to the same environmental conditions. To further illustrate, the same bull bred to two cow herds that have different genetic merit are going to produce calves that will differ to some degree. An unproven bull (low number of progeny or used only in a single herd) will have low accuracies Continued on page 36
The difference in EPDs between two bulls is an estimation of the difference in performance of their progeny provided they were bred to cows of equal merit and their progeny were subject to the same environmental conditions.
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associated with his EPDs. When that bull is used across a wider population, accuracy will increase and his true genetic merit will be represented in his EPDs. Bottom line, using AI sires with high accuracies as well as young bulls out of high accuracy sires provides the best predictive power for progeny results and the fewest surprises in the resultant calf crop. At the end of the day we can all find bulls that seem to bend or break the underlying principle of EPDs. The challenge is to look at this tool from a population rather than a herd perspective.
Using EPDs to Manage Carcass Yield and Quality Most would agree that we have used EPDs to apply selection pressure successfully on the growth traits. The challenge at this point is for us to use and help our customers use other EPDs, such as those for carcass merit, to make and monitor progress in those traits. Once again using our genetic trends, we can look at where we have been and where we are going in terms of carcass
weight, ribeye area and marbling EPDs. One of the correlated responses to selecting for increased growth is an increase in carcass weight (see Chart 3). Carcass weight is moderately correlated to both weaning and yearling weights so selection for increases in those two EPDs will result in an increase in carcass weight. For many producers selecting for carcass weight has not been an active process and probably does not need to be. The concern with this trend would be to make sure at some point that we are not getting a high percentage of carcasses in a lot that end up outside current packer specifications – greater than 950 or 1000 pounds depending on the program. Our estimate of the guardrail, based on Gelbvieh EPDs, for the carcass weight (CW) EPD is 30. When the CW EPD exceeds 30 we see an increase in the percent of “out” weight carcasses. In our current active sire database we only have 38 bulls that have a CW EPD in this range and these sires should be used in mating situations where the cow herd needs improvement in carcass weight – moving from producing steers with 700 pound to more profitable 850+ pound
In regards to a genetic characteristic that is right on in terms of market specifications the Gelbvieh breed can be proud of the genetic merit we have in ribeye area.
Chart 3 36 | July 2011
We have used EPDs to apply selection pressure successfully on the growth traits. The challenge is for us to use and help our customers use other EPDs, such as those for carcass merit, to make and monitor progress in those traits. carcass weights, rather than in pursuit of ever increasing carcass weights, “out-weights”, that currently result in discounts at the packer. In regards to a genetic characteristic that is right on in terms of market specifications the Gelbvieh breed can be proud of the genetic merit we have in ribeye area (REA). Several years ago a study by Colorado State University for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) showed the ideal ribeye size that met the cooking and eating experience criteria of the food service industry was 12-15 inches cut to a 1” thickness. An analysis of the Gelbvieh breed’s carcass and ultrasound REA shows the breed average REA puts our cattle smack in the middle of the target (see Chart 4). Tools such as ultrasound give us useful information of an animal’s REA at that point in time. Using ultrsound data of sons and daughters to enhance the accuracy of a sire REA EPD is most useful in evaluating which sire should be used to create progeny to keep the breed average in its current position. Our challenge as a breed again is to make sure we continue to use both sires and dams that keep our genetics producing the desirable product, staying within acceptable industry standards. One of the challenges with ribeye area and marbling is that they are negatively correlated traits. As ribeye size increases it is harder to keep the marbling needed for industry accepted Quality Grade standards. This is not to say we cannot have larger ribeyes with a Quality Grade that will be acceptable, but it will take keeping an eye on the marbling EPD. Why should we use the marbling EPD over the %IMF value that is presented in ultrasound data? Basically for the same
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the marbling genetic trends (see Chart 6), and looking at the influence of the Balancer® (BA) animals, we can show the commitment breeders have towards enhancing the genetics for marbling within our population. While marbling may be the trait where we must apply the most scrutiny from the perspective of improving or eliminating the bottom 20 percent of poorer performing genetics, our reality is that we have the genetics to select from and make the changes. We must be willing however to identify those genetics that have contributed to the problem in the past and take steps towards improving the subsequent generations of those pedigrees.
Putting EPDs to Work Chart 4
Using ultrsound data of sons and daughters to enhance the accuracy of a sire REA EPD is most useful in evaluating which sire should be used to create progeny to keep the breed average in its current position. reasons cited above. The EPD removes the environmental and management effects within a contemporary group of animals. As such the greatest value of the ultrasound data is those values feed into the subsequent EPDs of the sires represented. The sire summary page that is included as a part of the ultrasound report is highly valuable in evaluating which sires have produced progeny with the acceptable levels of IMF. If you take that sire summary page of the ultrasound report and note each sire’s marbling EPD, typically for sires with more than one or two progeny in the group, the ranking of the sire’s average IMF values and the rankings of their marbling EPDs are highly correlated. The higher the average IMF value the higher the marbling EPD (see Chart 5). Herds that have selected for marbling traits by using Gelbvieh marbling trait leader sires or Angus and Red Angus genetics with high marbling EPDs have seen steady increases in subsequent generations’ ultrasound values for %IMF Common sense must prevail when 38 | July 2011
we discuss marbling in the Gelbvieh breed. While we don’t necessarily need to turn our purebred population into cattle that all grade at the top one-third of Choice. We do, however, need to improve the bottom 20 percent of our genetics that today contribute to the production Selectand Standard carcasses. Again, we must remain aware of beef industry standards by balancing the breed’s ribeye area and marbling traits to produce cattle that meet or exceed those standards. Evaluating
%IMF 2.0-3.0 3.1-3.9 4.0-5.5 5.6-6.9 7.0-8.5 8.6-9.9 10.0+ Chart 5
Quality Grade Select Select + Choice Choice o Choice + Prime Prime o
EPDs do work and can be used to make selection for genetic change. We may not like what they are telling us about a particular animal or do not seem to ring true for a particular herd or in a particular environment. That is where looking at EPDs across the entire population comes into play. In cases when a producer questions an EPD for a particular animal, it is possible to pull out all the underlying performance information for that animal and do a little further investigating. This involves pulling all the contemporary groups where that animal has progeny recorded. From that data we can look at average ratios to get a feel if the EPDs are indeed telling us the correct information. When the data is evaluated across the entire population of contemporary groups it is then possible to prove that EPDs are evaluating the animal and its progeny correctly. The accuracies of EPDs are also important to take into consideration. In instances of young sires with low accuracies we must take into account the possible
Marbling Degree Slight 00-40 Slight 50-90 Small 00-90 Modest 00-90 Moderate 00-90 Slightly Ab 00-90 Mod Ab 00-90
Marbling Score 4.0-4.4 4.5-4.9 5.0-5.9 6.0-6.9 7.0-7.9 8.0-8.9 9.0+
We should focus on keeping our cattle within the guardrails and making improvements through balanced sire selections...Using EPDs as a proven tool will allow you to make informed decisions whether you choose a sire from the Gelbvieh or Balancer gene pool. Chart 5
Evaluating the marbling genetic trends and looking at the influence of the Balancer® animals, we can show the commitment breeders have towards enhancing the genetics for marbling within our population change that could occur. For traits like birth weight, a sire with an accuracy of .1 has a possible change of +/- 3.6 pounds. This means that a sire that starts as a BW EPD of 1 may end up with as much as 4.6 or as little as -2.6. At an accuracy of .9 the swing of possible change is only - .4 pounds. While it is probably not necessary to put EPD accuracies on all bulls in the sale catalog, bull customers would be better served by including the accuracies on reference sires along with their EPDs in the catalog. This will give the bull buyer the tools to make his own decision on what degree of risk he wants to tolerate on the bull he purchases. Bulls from higher accuracy sires equates to lower risk. When it comes to carcass traits, each year more and more bull and female buyers are looking at carcass EPDs. An easy tool to use is the carcass value index (CV EPD). This index puts all the data into a single number that is easy to understand. Purchasing an animal that is at or above breed average for
carcass value will move a herd towards more profitable carcass genetics. In the long run we still have to balance. We have to resist the tendency to chase a trend or single trait select. We should instead focus on keeping our cattle within the guardrails and making improvements through balanced sire selections. The old adage in the beef industry still rings true that there is as much variation within a breed as across breeds. Using EPDs as a proven tool will allow you to make informed decisions whether you choose a sire from the Gelbvieh or Balancer gene pool or use favorable genetics outside our population. Editor’s note: The American Gelbvieh Association produces a sire summary and trait leader lists twice yearly and are available at www.gelbvieh.org/. Additionally, tools to search sires within a specific EPD or accuracy range are accessible through the AGA website by clicking on the Search for an animal link located on the homepage at www.gelbvieh.org.
EPDs do work and can be used to make selection for genetic change.
Keys to Making Your Data Count towards EPD Calculations Use valid contemporary groups. The main purpose of contemporary groups is to put together groups that have a common environment and management practices. The American Gelbvieh Association’s computer system already handles differences in sex and accounts for breed makeup with heterosis adjustments. Having large contemporary groups is the best means of ultimately identifying the best sires, dams and progeny with the desired genetic potential. Have ties to the larger database of Gelbvieh performance records. This can be accomplished with the use of at least one higher accuracy AI sire in each breeding season. As well, having overlap from one calf crop to the next with at least one sire helps provide additional ties. Gelbvieh World | 39
State Association Officers
Reference reference State and Regional Association Officers Gelbvieh cattle can be found throughout the United States and across the world. In the U.S., there are 28 state and regional Gelbvieh associations. A state Gelbvieh association is an independent organization and affiliated with the American Gelbvieh Association. Primarily, state associations help increase the demand for Gelbvieh genetics and foster relationships among seedstock breeders, commercial producers, and allied industry within the state or region. ALABAMA GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Tom Chestnut 334/693-5636 7422 CR 12 Headland, AL 36345 Vice President: William Don Noel 256/420-4177 7228 Old Railroad Bed Rd. Toney, AL 35773 Sec./Treasurer: Rob Peacock 334/271-2621 PO Box 17 Mt Meigs, AL 36057-0017 Communications: Milam Turner 334/872-1179 PO Box 430 334/874-6631 Selma, AL 36701 ARKANSAS GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: David Martin 501/728-4950 256 Boyce Rd Judsonia, AR 72081 Vice President: Ronnie Dockins 870/297-8768 PO Box 154 Dolph, AR 72528 Sec./Treasurer: Jamie Martin 501/728-3004 159 Paradise Rd Judsonia, AR 72082 COLORADO GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Brad Ridinger 719/764-2736 42020 CR 125 719/764-2327 Deer Trail, CO 80105-7302 Vice President: Jim Roelle 970/334-2221 38148 CR 49 #7 Peetz, CO 80747 Secretary: Teresa Garcia 719/456-2445 PO Box 95 Las Animas, CO 81054 Treasurer: Linda Shafer 303/622-4338 7175 S CR 157 303/236-4452 Strasburg, CO 80136-9727 FOUR STATE GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Sec/Treasurer:
Elmer McWilliams 417/642-5871 18500 Cty Rd 290 Asbury, MO 64832 Sherri Michaletz 417/364-5297 1397 Spring Flood Rd. Goodman, MO 64843
GEORGIA GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Alan Verner 706/557-2161 5100 Davis Acedemy Rd. Rutledge, GA 30663 Vice President: Ernie Powell 912/376-4582 1805 Ross Ridge Rd. Montrose, GA 31065 Vice President Michael Gilmer 706/598-2051 4066 Bastonville Rd. Gibson, GA 30810 Sec./Treasurer: Sue Ellen Verner 706/557-2161 5100 Davis Academy Rd Rutledge, GA 30663
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HEART OF AMERICA GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Derek Stuecken 573/744-9228 600 Hwy P Freeburg, MO 65035 Vice President: Myron Bahm 417/753-3578 4375 White Oak Rd. Fordland, MO 65642 Vice President: Wiley McVicker 660/882-3141 22151 Hwy 98 Boonville, MO 65233 Sec/Treasurer: Bob Hart 913/375-1422 7065 Gibbs Rd Kansas City, KS 66106 INDIANA GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President:
6752 W 200 N 574/223-1866 Rochester, IN 46975 Vice President: Ryan Baker 574/825-5611 50927 CR 133 Bristol, IN 46507 Treasurer Jill Carmony 765/679-5834 8330 W 500 N Falmouth, IN 46127 Secretary: Rebecca Griffiths 260/897-2160 1577 N 600 E Kendallville, IN 46755 GELBVIEH BREEDERS OF IOWA President: Vice Pres.: Secretary: Treasurer:
Andy Sperfslage 319/961-6965 2531 York Ave Winthrop, IA 50682 Jason Sauer 507/459-5341 19532 Grandview Rdg Rd Winona, MN 55987 Matt Cibula 319/479-2105 2786 R Ave. 641/751-0069 Clutier, IA 52217-9537 Angie Beenken 319/478-2949 1208 R Ave. 319/610-3610 Buckingham, IA 50612
KANSAS GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Kelly Overmiller 4071 N Rd 785/389-3522 Smith Center, KS 66967 Vice President: Jason Hightower 913/757-2269 12043 W 2000 Rd Lacygne, KS 66040 Sec./Treasurer: Charlotte Anderson 785/439-6571 2276 N 10th Rd. Jamestown, KS 66948
KENTUCKY GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: David Slaughter 270/556-4259 162 Hastings Ln 270/965-9909 Fredonia, KY 42411-9708 Vice President: Joe Piles 502/348-9092 500 Greer Lane Bardstown, KY 40004 Sec/Treasurer: Pat Tilghman 270/678-5695 690 Lick Branch Rd Glasgow, KY 42141-9409 LOUISIANA GELBVIEH/GELBRAY ASSOCIATION President: Sec./Treasurer:
Scott Davis 985/748-9318 12296 Louisiana Ave Roseland, LA 70456-1877 Deanna Fontenot 225/654-6123 2634 Hwy 955 West Ethel. LA 70730
MINNESOTA GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Jason Sauer 507/459-5341 19532 Grandview Rdg Rd Winona, MN 55987 Vice President: Scott Mattison 507/752-7573 15995 Harvest Ave Lambertson, MN 56152 Secretary: Emily Benes 218/697-2768 39452 Soang Rd. Hill City, MN 55748 Treasurer: Brian Olek 218/494-3922 8588 160th Ave N Fenton, MN 56536 Adv. Coor: Jason Russell 573/489-7454 4426 E Sugar Grv Rd Columbia, MO 65201 MISSISSIPPI GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Gerald Sumrall 601/587-7122 2022 E F Sellers Hwy Monticello, MS 39654 Vice President: Daniel Nelson 601/222-1569 1203 Beulah Ave Tylertown, MS 39667 Sec./Treasurer: Rita Smith 601/269-3247 901 SCR 131 Morton, MS 39117 MONTANA GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Max Porter 406/777-2840 685 N Burnt Fork Rd Stevensville, MT 59870 Vice President: Ken Flikkema 406-586-6207 8289 Huffine Ln Bozeman, MT 59718 Secretary: James Bjorkman 406/937-4815 1302 Nile Mile Rd Oilmont, MT 59466
Activities of state associations can include state sponsored Gelbvieh sales, Maternal Edge female sales, field days, tours, meetings, shows, and junior events. Contact the state officers from the association in your state for information on how to join your local Gelbvieh association. As this list changes throughout the year depending on each state association, visit www.gelbvieh.org for the most up-to-date list of state and regional association officers. GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION IN NEBRASKA
OKLAHOMA GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION
President: Rick Lammers 308/324-3478 44125 Rd 757 308/325-7146 Lexington, NE 68850 Vice President: Duane Rippe 402/324-4176 6775 RD D 402/200-0096 Hubbell, NE 68375-7012 Sec./Treasurer: Kate Warner 308/962-6511 71628 Rd 425 308/962-5485 Beaver City, NE 68926
President: Monty Larmon 580/336-8226 403 5th St Orlando, OK 73073 Vice President: Steve Thornhill 405/649-2595 PO Box 155 405/414-4444 Mulhall, OK 73063 Sec/Treasurer: Randy Gallaway 405/649-2410 15182 N Midwest Blvd Mulhall, OK 73063
NORTH CAROLINA GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION
SOUTH CAROLINA GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION
President: Mick Ainsworth 910/652-2233 1613 Derby Rd 910/875-8198 PO Box 154 Jackson Spgs, NC 27281 Vice President: Duane Strider 336/381-3640 2123 Center Cross Church Rd Asheboro, NC 27205 Sec/Treasurer: Lee Teeter 704/664-5784 1380 French Belk Rd Mt Ulla, NC 28125-7604
Vice President: John Durham 864/947-4867 310 Trotter Rd Piedmont, SC 29673 Sec/Treasurer: Cindy Durham 864/947-4867 310 Trotter Rd Piedmont, SC 29673
NORTH DAKOTA GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Ed Kalianoff 701/475-2694 2555 28th St SE 701/475-2243 Steele, ND 58482 Vice President: Doug Klein 701/682-5243 8825 89th Ave NE Munich, ND 58352-9758 Secretary: Christine Dockter 701/486-3494 4956 41st SE Medina, ND 58467-9716 Treasurer: Kelly Dahl 701/782-6813 5990 First Ave SE Hazelton, ND 58544 Promotional: Mark Anderson 701/537-5950 158 55th Pkwy NE Towner, ND 58788 OHIO VALLEY GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Shirley Colaiacovo/Miller PO Box 486 330/204-6047 Bolivar, OH 44612-0486 Vice President: Paul Wetzl 330/534-4332 7634 John White Rd Hubbard, OH 44425 Secretary: Sasha Rittenhouse 4352 School Rd. 937/215-1415 New Carlisle, OH 45344 Treasurer: Karen Sheeley 934/466-2124 11325 State Rt 50 Hillsboro, OH 45133
SOUTH DAKOTA GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Aaron Ceroll 605/652-4619 45769 107th St Sisseton, SD 57262 Vice President: Kelly Leonhardt 65/482-8315 913 Roberts Ave Apt 17 Brookings, SD 57006-3921 Sec/Treasurer: Brittney Spencer 605/224-5789 20453 Cendak Rd Pierre, SD 57501-6315 SOUTHEASTERN GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: John Bartee Jr. 615/696-2546 5331 Dowlen Rd. 615/384-5571 Cedar Hill, TN 37032 Vice President: Michael Gardner 423/605-6352 2934 Old Bethel Rd Chickamauga, GA 30707 Sec./Treasurer: Perry Pratt 615/384-5995 4365 Martins Chapel Rd. Springfield, TN 37172 TENNESSEE GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President :David Bates 931/729-4092 1845 Tottyâ€™s Bend Rd Duck River, TN 38454 Vice President: Robbie Waters 865/984-5442 353 Lee Lambert Rd Maryville, TN 37803 Sec./Treasurer: Dale Walker 865/687-8209 8200 Irwin Rd Corryton, TN 37721 TEXAS GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President:
Jim Dromgoole 281/341-5686 4403 Winding River Dr Richmond, TX 77469
Sec/Treasurer: Ellen Embry 325/258-4656 PO Box 173 Priddy, TX 76870 UTAH/IDAHO GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Terry Murphy 801/694-1835 3975 W 2800 N Malad City, ID 83252 Vice President: Dave Rawson 801/941-6100 PO Box 245 Hooper, UT 84315 Sec.Treas. Daniel Taylor 801/754-5246 1928 N Lake Rd Genola, UT 84655 VIRGINIA GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President Nathan Haver 540/997-5376 969 Little River Rd Goshen, VA 24439 Vice President: Dr. Tom Lavelle 276/620-4042 PO Box 696 276/223-4488 Wytheville, VA 24382-0696 Treasurer: Judith A Sweeten 276/228-6347 2157 Black Lick Rd Rural Retreat, VA 24368 Secretary: Joe Wilson 276/628-4163 17462 Fenton Dr 276/614-0117 Abingdon, VA 24210 West VIRGINIA GELBVIEH ASSOCIATON President: Al Dent 304/531-0991 1569 Peniel Rd Gay, WV 25244 Vice President: Doug Dent 304/863-3117 309 Robin Hood Rd Belleville, WV 26133 Secretary: Kevin Rawson 304/531-0215 Rt 1 Box 107 Ravenswood, WV 26164 Treasurer: Mike Hall 304/273-3795 Rt 1 Box 113A Ravenswood, WV 26164 WISCONSIN/ILLINOIS GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION President: Steve Arp 608/846-5186 551 N Ramsey Rd Arlington, WI 53911 Vice President: Jim Ruter 815/864-2004 14584 Shannon Pl Shannon, IL 61078-9241 Secretary: Dan Dykstra 815/772-8490 15555 Yager Rd Morrison, IL 61270-9581 Treasurer: Ron Russell 608/455-1448 4282 Old Stage Rd Brooklyn, WI 53521
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Reference reference Top 10 States (Statistics as of May 31, 2011)
Active Adult Members 1 Missouri 143 2 Kansas 105 3 Kentucky 76 4 Iowa 66 5 Colorado 60 6/7 Nebraska 57 South Dakota 57 8 Tennessee 46 9 Minnesota 40 10 Oklahoma 40
Active Junior Members 1 Missouri 46 2 Kansas 41 3 Kentucky 31 4 Minnesota 26 5/6/7 Iowa 23 Nebraska 23 South Dakota 23 8 Colorado 22 9 North Carolina 18 10 Illinois 17
Active Cows Total Registrations 1 Kansas 5453 1 Kansas 4150 2 South Dakota 4791 2 Missouri 3795 3 Missouri 4444 3 South Dakota 3376 4 Nebraska 4016 4 Nebraska 2869 5 North Dakota 2596 5 North Dakota 1860 6 Colorado 1920 6 Colorado 1749 7 Kentucky 1905 7 Iowa 1449 8 Iowa 1866 8 Kentucky 1325 9 Montana 1396 9 Montana 1054 10 Minnesota 1241 10 Minnesota 1026
Members with 100 Plus Registrations in Fiscal 2009-2010 (Fiscal Year is Oct. 1, 2009 to Sept. 30, 2010)
Rank 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29
Membership Name & Location
Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD Judd Ranch, Inc., Pomona, KS Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, Ramah, CO Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc., Winslow, AZ Vaughn Thorstenson, Selby, SD Schafer Farms, Inc., Goodhue, MN Flying H Genetics, Arapahoe, NE Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, NE Sandy Knoll Farm, St. John, KS C-Cross Cattle Company, Asheboro, NC Post Rock Cattle Co., Barnard, KS A B Farms, Inc., Lathrop, MO Brandywine Farm, Rushford, MN Stuecken Brothers, Freeburg, MO Jeff Swanson, Oxford, NE Knoll Crest Farms, Red House, VA Chimney Butte Ranch, Mandan, ND Bar Arrow Cattle Co., Phillipsburg, KS Diamond D Gelbvieh, Mandan, ND Rotert/Harriman, Montrose, MO Miller Gelbvieh Farm, Glen Ullin, ND Jon & Theresa Beastrom, Pierre, SD Pearson Cattle Co., Inc., Lake City, SD Praise The Lord Gelbvieh, Reserve, MT Oswald Ranch, Osceola, IA Warner Beef Genetics, Beaver City, NE Lone Oak Gelbvieh, Mechanicsville, IA Markes Family Farms, Waukomis, OK Middle Creek Farms, Bozeman, MT
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764 564 377 361 315 312 311 295 294 275 272 254 248 234 232 231 226 223 222 219 218 213 198 190 181 172 170 156 154
Membership Name & Location
Cranview Gelbvieh, Minot, ND
Moe Gelbvieh, Walcott, ND
Wehri Gelbvieh, Hebron, ND
Rippe Gelbvieh, Hubbell, NE
Mulroy Farms, LLC., Mayetta, KS
Redd Ranches, Paradox, CO
Spring Valley Farms, Agra, KS
37/38/39/40 Black Gold Cattle Co., Pritchett, CO
Kalina Gelbvieh, Roy, MT
Geranium LDJ Cattle Co., Plainview, NE
MLM Gelbvieh, Superior, NE
Davidson Brothers Gelbvieh, McCune, KS
Loveless Gelbvieh, Spanish Fork, UT
Jim & Barb Beastrom, Pierre, SD
Missouri Farm Systems, Inc., New Florence, MO 115
Vanwinkle Farms, Neosho, MO
Kicking Horse Ranch, Oilmont, MT
J&D Kerstiens, Jasper, IN
B/F Cattle Company, Butler, MO
Verner Farms, LLC., Rutledge, GA
Golden Buckle Gelbvieh, Medina, ND
Albers Gelbvieh, Cunningham, KS
Vander Vorst Gelbviehs, Pollock, SD
Redland Gelbvieh, Hysham, MT
Goldux Gelbvieh, Wessington, SD
Plateau Gelbvieh, Peetz, CO
Richard Lincoln, Linneus, MO
Raile Gelbvieh, St. Francis, KS
Reference reference AGA Statistics
State Statistics At a Glance (Statistics as of May 31, 2011)
Active Female Male Total Active Active Cows Regs. Regs. Regs. Adults Juniors
Alabama 230 40 54 94 11 2 Arizona 478 199 216 415 5 0 Arkansas 764 240 267 507 28 7 California 305 143 127 270 13 0 Colorado 1920 818 931 1749 60 22 Florida 96 20 5 25 3 0 Georgia 466 180 133 313 20 3 Idaho 152 57 66 123 7 0 Illinios 928 317 282 599 30 17 Indiana 383 154 124 278 16 8 Iowa 1866 739 710 1449 66 23 Kansas 5453 2032 2118 4150 105 41 Kentucky 1905 635 690 1325 76 31 Louisiana 80 10 4 14 4 0 Maryland 4 3 3 6 1 0 Massachusetts 10 3 7 10 1 0 Michigan 21 17 16 33 1 2 Minnesota 1241 512 514 1026 40 26 Mississippi 309 49 74 123 17 8 Missouri 4444 1864 1931 3795 143 46 Montana 1396 526 528 1054 32 2 North Carolina 1154 431 389 820 38 18 North Dakota 2596 912 948 1860 34 11 Nebraska 4016 1438 1431 2869 57 23 Nevada 43 23 23 46 2 0 New Mexico 0 0 0 0 2 0 New York 47 18 10 28 3 0 Ohio 319 98 94 192 14 7 Oklahoma 911 269 275 544 40 12 Oregon 522 102 102 204 13 1 Pennsylvania 1 0 1 1 1 1 South Carolina 401 125 137 262 18 9 South Dakota 4791 1660 1716 3376 57 23 Tennessee 1031 383 387 770 46 11 Texas 672 265 237 502 28 9 Utah 710 194 196 390 19 2 Virginia 1027 253 319 572 23 4 Washington 142 48 57 105 5 1 West Virginia 105 34 42 76 8 2 Wisconsin 287 74 56 130 17 9 Wyoming 263 93 105 198 6 2 Ontario 1 0 0 0 1 0 Saskatchewan 2 0 2 2 2 0
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POWERFULLY BUILT GENETICALLY DESIGNED
SELECTED FOR CALVING EASE, PERFORMANCE AND STRONG MATERNAL TRAITS
BACKED BY GENERATIONS OF ELITE PRODUCERS
ANNUAL BULL SALE SATURDAY, MARCH 17, 2012 For more information, contact: PEARSON CATTLE CO., INC. 43523 111 St., Lake City, SD 57247-9714 Neal 605.448.5653 or 605.470.0448 (cell) Email: email@example.com Kermit 605.308.6030
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Bar None Ranch
would like to thank Post Rock Cattle Company for the purchase of Bar None Captain 42X.
Bar None Captain 42X - Owners: Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch and Post Rock Cattle Company
Captain 42X is a purebred, black, homozygous polled, powerhouse Highlight 066K son that posted an adjusted weaning of 895 lbs. and an adjusted yearling of 1,431 lbs. His elite, donor dam, P016, is known for producing top quality. Captain 42X combines performance and maternal strength in an easy keeping package.
PEDIGREE MCJ RJ HIGHLIGHT 732H CTR HIGHLIGHT 066K CTRG 442D SLC FREEDOM 178F ETE EGL P016 ET EGL PHOEBE G374
- Owners: Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch, Larry Clark, and Pleasant Meadows Farm
✘ Total AI / ET program featuring Maverick 70T CE
Maverick 70T Semen available through Cattlemen’s Connection or owners.
• Pearl L023
• Lady Nero 901P
✘ Breed Leading Donor Females including:
Maverick’s progeny are easy fleshing, have a modest birth with excellent growth, and functional soundness with maternal strength. His dam is moderate size, has loads of capacity, is beautifully fronted, and has a remarkable teat and udder structure.
PEDIGREE MCJ RJ HIGHLIGHT 732H CTR HIGHLIGHT 066K CTRG 442D ALS REFLECTION 53K ALS MS EBONY REFLECTION ADS MS S&S PLD GIZMO
✘ Offering Show Heifer Prospects from our elite breedings ✘ Herd Sire Prospects with the following traits: • Homozygous polled • Homozygous black or diluter free red • Modest birth weight • Outstanding Performance & EPDs • Superior “Gelbvieh” Maternal Strength Thank you to the many who have purchased Bar None genetics in 2011. We appreciate your business and look forward to servicing your future Gelbvieh seedstock needs. Feel free to visit or contact us. We would enjoy sharing our program with you.
Bar None Ranch Donald & Arlene Estes
333 Round Hill Road Sapphire, NC 28774 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
David Slaughter, Herd Manager Phone: (270) 556-4259
News news 2011 Beef Quality Audit Underway, Producer Input Needed at www.cattlesurvey.com Cattle producers are being asked to provide their input to the 2011 National Beef Quality Audit by taking a short survey at www.cattlesurvey.com. The survey can be completed in approximately 10 minutes. The 2011 NBQA, led by scientists from Colorado State University and Texas
FLGY Fly Girl 7037P Featured Donor—Dam of the 2011 National Champion Gelbvieh Female
A&M University, is designed to collect and analyze information from cooler audits in the packing sector, face-to-face interviews with beef supply chain partners and for the first time cattle producers including feeders, stockers, cow-calf operators, and seedstock producers will be surveyed. According to
The Tilghman’s established Pleasant Meadows Farm Purebred Gelbvieh and Balancer operation in 1985. Gary and Pat have enjoyed raising their daughters in the AGJA over the past 26 years and look forward to raising the next generation the same way. Cattle producers, you are always welcome to stop by the farm and visit with us about how our Gelbvieh genetics can work in your operation. Gary, Pat, & Carrie Tilghman; Daniel, Lindsey, & Clayton Jones
ALS Maverick 70T Semen Available
690 Lick Branch Road Glasgow, KY 42141 270.678.5695 • 270.646.7024 email@example.com
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Field, producer input is being sought to strengthen the measurement of qualitybased practices implemented on farms and ranches that support consumer confidence in beef products and production systems.
Producer input is being sought to strengthen the measurement of quality-based practices implemented on farms and ranches that support consumer confidence in beef products and production systems. The checkoff-funded National Beef Quality Audit (NBQA) has provided important benchmarks for the U.S. beef industry since 1991. According to Tom Field, Executive Director of Producer Education, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program, the audit has been conducted approximately every four years with the historic focus centered on quantifying the performance of beef carcasses for a number of value enhancing characteristics. Field said the previous surveys have assisted in identifying challenges and opportunities for cattle producers. “We hope to quantify the current adoption level of quality driven management practices by the industry and develop a benchmark against which to measure future performance. Our goal is to provide a foundation from which to direct future educational initiatives to improve the competitiveness of beef and beef by-products,” says Field. “By collecting input from cattle producers, we will help consumers and decision influencers better understand beef production and the commitment of cattlemen to producing safe and wholesome beef products.” Cattlemen can find the survey online at www.cattlesurvey.com beginning on June 2, 2011. The survey will also be available to beef producers at a variety of state, regional and national industry meetings and conventions.
best Making the BETTER DCSF Post Rock Wilma 261P1 ET
7TH ANNUAL OZARK PRIDE
J BAR M GELBVIEH and HARTLAND FARM JOINT PRODUCTION SALE
Saturday, October 8, 2011 • Stella, MO
DCSF Post Rock Silver 233U1
BTI Granite 2135M x DCSF Post Rock Wilma 147H ET NEW ADDITION: We purchased 261P1, dam of Post Rock Silver, in the 2011 “Cowman’s Kind” Sale. She went into our donor program upon arrival, and we are offering a ﬂush opportunity in our 2011 Ozark Pride Sale.
PAWS Pld Liberty
SLC Freedom 178F ET x PAWS Pld Shania Selling a Liberty daughter sired by Top Brass with a Mississippi Gambler heifer calf at side at the 7th Annual Ozark Pride Sale.
A special thank you to all buyers at the 2011 J Bar M and J&K Farms Bull Sale! CattleDesign®
JEMG Miss Lee Ann W328
RHRT Pinball ET x VER Lee Ann 650R Selling this two-year old daughter out of our donor VER 650R and sired by Pinball. Due to calve this fall.
J BAR M GELBVIEH
Jon & Edna Miller 28760 Norway Rd., Stark City, MO 64866 417-632-4925 home • 417-437-5250 cell Please no Sunday calls!
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Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale VI
& 3rd Annual Customer Appreciation Sale
September 24, 2011
1 p.m. AB Farms Sale Facility Lathrop, Missouri Elite Bred Heifers! Cow / Calf Pairs! Open Heifers! Show Prospects! Gelbvieh & Balancers! Call Today for your catalog! 877-486-1160
Maternal power at its best!
PMG Uma 802U (Princess) CE
Sire: CA Future Direction 5321 • Dam: PRTY Partyisover Julia 441N ET 2010 AGJA National Champion • 2010 Nebraska State Fair Champion 2010 American Royal Reserve Champion CLEAN FOR AM AND NH! M&P Gelbvieh would like to share in the propagation of these elite genetics. Please contact us if interested in flush rights or other opportunities
M&P Gelbvieh Mark & Patty Goes 39414 SW 75th Road Odell, NE 68415 (402) 239-3038
Gelbvieh Breeders Awarded for Performance Data The American Gelbvieh Association is proud to recognize seven members for achieving Bronze, Silver or Gold status for the association’s Gelbvieh Performance Advantage (GPA) program for the 2010 management year. The GPA program was initiated in 2009 as a tool for AGA members to document and promote the performance aspects of their programs and the Gelbvieh breed. To attain GPA status, the AGA member must record performance data, use sires that meet or exceed established performance criteria, and implement technologies such as DNA testing and A.I. in their programs. “We ask a lot of our members when it comes to data collection and we wanted to
recognize those programs that collect more than just the required data,” said Susan Willmon, director of breed improvement for the American Gelbvieh Association. The programs qualifications are based on records kept and data recorded in the previous calendar management year. Herd size is factored out of the qualifications such that the different levels are as attainable for smaller herds as well as larger ones. “As technology evolves or targets within the industry change, the American Gelbvieh Association needs to be able to track traits within the Gelbvieh breed to stay on target for the demands of the industry,” states Willmon. “Having breeders embrace new technology such as DNA markers, as well as
standard points of evaluation such as udder scoring, help us build our database such that research towards new EPDs or profit indexes can be built on a solid foundation of historical data.” Congratulations to the American Gelbvieh Association members who have attained GPA status for the 2010 management year. The AGA looks forward to the continued growth of this program as more members document and enhance the performance aspects of their programs. Look for the GPA logo as a sign that the AGA member program offers the Gelbvieh Performance Advantage. Specific details can be found at http://www.gelbvieh.org/ membership/memberprograms.html.
DJS LaSt CaLL 44W
DJS Derringer 96X
Owned with Warner Beef
Owned with LeDoux Ranch
Swanson Cattle Co. has been charged with producing moderate, stout bulls that are correctly designed & uniform!
Last Call • Yet another moderate, easy fleshing Swanson bull. Calving Ease specialist!
Led by sound, moderate herd sires (Gunslinger & Ludacris) that excel in REA & Marbling. Efficient Balancer® & Powerful Gelbvieh cattle.
Produced by fertile, easy fleshing, maternal females out of breed leading carcass bulls.
Quality runs deep!
Cattlemen’s kind of cattle that are uniform and perform in the pasture and the feed yard. Look for our production sale next February for your next herd bull or females.
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Jeff Swanson 308/337-2235 • 308/991-0727 (C) 72408 I Rd. • Oxford, NE 68967 firstname.lastname@example.org
GPA Qualifiers for 2010 Management Year *Indicates consecutive year of attaining GPA
Boyer Ridge Century Farm Judy Lamb Moravia, IA
Guenther Family Cattle Corey Cuenther Wyoming, IA
Jay Heetland* 4H Farms Lincoln, MO
4T Ranch* Jeff and Connie Tabor Columbus, KS
MLM Gelbvieh* Marlin Meyer Superior, NE
Adkins Gelbvieh* Gerald Atkins Iroquois, SD
White Oak Farms Myron Bahm Fordland, MO
Focusing on the Future! PERFORMANCE PROVEN from Ranch to Rail At Blackhawk Cattle Co. we Breed ‘Em and Feed ‘Em, giving us a unique approach to how we manage our Gelbvieh genetics. Backed by years in the cattle Sire:KHR Sam Spade 02S industry, we emphasize maternal MGS: WAC Fullback 011G genetics that perform in the feedlot. Homozygous Black Give us a call about our program or A high marbling (adj. IMF = 6.04), our two exciting young herdsires purebred calving ease sire. whose first calf crops are looking good. Owned with Arp Gelbvieh & CJ&L Livestock.
VRT Lazy TV “Sam” U451
.22 -0.10 12.18
Semen availabl contact Blackhawk Cattle Co.
BABR “Cy” 808U ET • Blk, Pld Gelbvieh Sire: BEA 353R (Bea Silverado) Dam: AHL Hott Damn 31L (KCF Bennett Ideal G182) Moderate sized meat machine with solid EPDs. Owned with CKS Gelbvieh. CE
.04 -0.02 13.67
Skyler Martin 1200 S. Blackhawk Road Oregon, IL 61061-9762 815•732•7583
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s s e c c u S s d e e r Consistency B
U TA Taubenheim Gelbvieh strives for consistency in our cow herd and selects for traits that benefit our customers.
TAU Mr Grid Topper 43T
U A T
• 43T was a member of our 2008 Reserve National Champion Pen of 3 Balancer® Bulls. He has really been doing the job for us, his progeny are flawless in their sturcture and balanced in their type with plenty of rib and muscle. There is a reason why the 2011 Reserve Champion Pen of 3 Balancer® Bulls was made up of his sons. • 10 of his sons sold in our 2011 sale for an average of $3800. • Semen available from Taubenheim Gelbvieh.
We are driven to continually improve and build our Balancer® breeding program. We are very proud to have been in the Champion Circle of the Pen of 3 Balancer® Bulls for the past 6 years. Our genetics combine calving ease and muscle in one package. Taubenheim Balancer® or Gelbvieh genetics will add to your bottom line!
Taubenheim Gelbvieh — For your complete Gelbvieh and Balancer® needs. Gelbvieh Sires:
SAV Final Answer 0035
JRI Top Grid
GNCC Rupple Gunnison
Mytty In Focus
HYEK Black Impact
Bon View New Design 1407
TAU Mr Grid Topper 43T
SDCC Virginian 318T
TAU Tuned In 55T
BC Marathon 7022
SGRI Honor Roll
TC Gridiron 258
TAU Mr Sleepy 204Y 54 | July 2011
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We would like to thank our customers over the years for trusting our genetics.
Dale and Jeanette Mike and Renee 308.826.4771 308.233.4704 (C) 23685 Sartoria Road • Amherst, NE 68812
Looking for top quality cattle?
Gelbvieh, Balancer速, Red and Black Angus After 30 years in the Gelbvieh business I have finally put up a farm sign. Let my experience and dedication to raising trouble free cattle work for you. Cattle that are fertile, calve unassisted, have a quiet disposition, great udders, feet, and legs, in a moderate easy fleshing package. Bulls and females are available through Seedstock Plus sales in Missouri. Females are also available private treaty and at Iowa Beef Expo and Minnesota State Sales. Contact Jack Welle 2645 180th Ave. Milford, Iowa 51351 Home: (712)-338-2143 Cell: (712)-251-4641 E-mail: email@example.com Gelbvieh World | 55
Sales sales Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 22nd Annual Bull Sale Saturday March 5, 2011 Swift Current, Saskatchewan Canada Auctioneer: Donnie Peacock Report by: Vern and Eileen Davidson
An energetic group of friends and family helped Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch of Ponteix, Saskatchewan host their 22nd Annual Bull Sale to an enthusiastic, full house crowd on Saturday, March 5 at the Heartland Yards in Swift Current, Saskatchewan. High selling bull, DVE Davidson Mr Dakota sold to Diamond D Gelbvieh of North Dakota for $12,000 for full possession and half semen interest. This stout, direct son of DCHD Dakota 003U, is out of a fine Mark daughter. With an ADG of 3.70 and WDA of 3.48, multiple polled and red, he created a lot of stir sale day. The sale barn hummed to the tune of $9,000 with repeat buyers Lee and Jeannie
Purebred Yearling Gelbvieh Bulls
Miller of North Dakota gaining the final nod for a red, multiple polled bull, DVE Davidson Mr February 26X, a son of DVE Davidson Dandy 75S. Gaining 3.52 ADG and a WDG of 3.37, he too, is out of a Mark daughter. A Remington son and a Red Wrap dam have the bragging rights in DVE Davidson Gotoit 67X, selling for $7,000 to Lone Oak Gelbvieh of Iowa. Gaining 4.17 ADG and WDA of 3.59, he’s set to add the pounds come weaning. Repeat buyers, WL Farms of Alberta stepped up to the plate and bought DVE Davidson Pitterpatter 62X, a son of one of the new herd sires, DVE Davidson Remie 41U, for $6,700. Homozygous polled and
gaining ADG 3.47 and WDA 3.74 made him a sale favorite. Repeat buyers, Joe and Doreen Reinhardt of Alberta bought their new sire, DVE Davidson Mr Daniel 112X for $6,100. He is a Dandy son out of a Tequila dam. Homozygous polled, he posted an ADG of 3.61 and a WDA of 3.55. Repeat and volume buyers were the Hillcrest Colony and AAFC–PFRA Pastures, both of Saskatchewan who each selected five new herd sires. Plans are underway for the 23rd Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch Annual Bull Sale to be held in Swift Current, Saskatchewan on Saturday March 3, 2012.
Overmiller Powerful Maternal Genetics – Red or Black Purchase you Genetics from a Complete Program Commitment – Breeding Gelbvieh or Balancer® since 1982 Optimum – We offer Purebred, Balancer®, and Red Angus for the Smart Cross Blend Maternal – We realize the program starts with the females Powerful – Stout rugged bulls are the rule not the exception Longevity – Is what our cowherd is based around Efficient – We produce females that ruff it side by side with our commercial cows Tradition – The 2011 calf crop looks to be carrying on the tradition of Powerful Maternal Genetics Elite – AI sires make up our bull battery – Tuned In, Nitro, Who Done It & Contour Thank you to all who purchased cattle from us this past year. We appreciate your confidence in our complete program.
4062 O Road, Smith Center, KS 66967 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.overmiller.com Kelly and Risa 785-389-3522 Who Done It
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Sales sales Seedstock Plus Tennessee Bull Sale
Seedstock Plus North Missouri Bull Sale
February 5, 2011 Columbia, Tenn. Auctioneer: Tommy Bailey Sale management and report by: Seedstock Plus
February 26, 2011 Lathrop, Mo. Auctioneer: Curt Rodgers Sale management and report by: Seedstock Plus
33 Balancer® Bulls
25 Gelbvieh Bulls
A great crowd was on hand for the 2nd Annual Seedstock Plus Tennessee Bull Sale, hosted at Tennessee Livestock Producers in Columbia, Tenn. The high selling bull of the day was the Lot 11, a homozygous black Balancer® bull from J & D Kerstiens Gelbvieh and was a son of EGL Tenderloin. He sold for $4,400 to AB Farms, Lathrop, Mo. The next high selling bull was also a homozygous black Balancer bull. Lot 45 was sired by the Angus bull RES Traveler 251 004 6201 and was from Duck River Gelbvieh. He sold for $3,500 and went to Johnny Robinson, Lavinia, Tenn. The high selling Gelbvieh bull of the day was the Lot 55 bull from Burbank Cattle Company. The homozygous black son of XXB Big N Rich brought $2,700 and sold to John Fox, Fairplay, Mo. The volume buyer of the day was Tucker Farms, Lexington, Ky., with eight bulls.
Additional Sale Reports Available Online Check out the Gelbvieh website for sale reports from the past year. Reports are archived by sale date and can be found at www.gelbvieh. org/exchange/salereports.html. Also, be sure to check out the calendar of upcoming sales available in the online version of Places to Be at www.gelbvieh.org/exchange/ placestobe.html.
Despite all that Mother Nature could throw at us – a good crowd was on hand for the North Missouri Bull Sale at AB Farms in Lathrop, Mo. Johnny Kittle of Geraldine, Ala., bought the high selling bull of the day for $5,300. Lot 224 is a homozygous black purebred Gelbvieh son of OZZ Ext Govenor 3N and was from Miller Gelbvieh & Angus. The second high selling bull was also a purebred Gelbvieh son of Govenor. Lot 191 sold to Redland Gelbvieh in Hysham, Mont., for $5,000 and was from White Bros. Gelbvieh.
93 Balancer® Bulls
36 Gelbvieh Bulls
The next high selling bull, and the highest selling Balancer® bull, was Lot 151. The homozygous black grandson of Carolina Fortune was purchased by Gold Cross Ranch of Knob Noster, Mo., for $4,600. He was consigned by Stuecken Bros. Gelbvieh. Joel Brinkmeyer of Ames, Iowa purchased the next high selling Balancer bull for $4,550. The Lot 147 is a homozygous black grandson of Carolina Fortune and was from AB Farms. The volume buyer of the day was Payton Farms, Camden Point, Mo., with 11 bulls.
It’s not a roll of the dice with SKF! SKF
In Kansas or Nevada, SKF Genetics have performed on feed! With years of feedlot data and 2011 high RFI Profit Indexing bull in the Bar T Bar Breaking Tradition/ Seedstock Plus sale, SKF cattle are feeding out right! You’ll find outcross sires like Quivira and Backdraft as well as carcass sires Commitment and Tenderloin.
P We want to Thank all of our buyers from Ohio to California for your confidence in our genetics.
P Special thanks to Bar T Bar Ranch for their purchase of
SKF Dunn’s Standard 209X, the high RFI Profit Indexing bull with 9 for Tenderness.
Sandy Knoll Farm Brian & Leon Dunn St. John, KS 67576 620-549-6516 Gelbvieh World | 57
Sales sales Swanson Cattle Company February 26, 2011 Oxford, Neb. Report by: Jeff Swanson
The 24th Annual Swanson Cattle Company production sale was held on its traditional date of the last Saturday in February. Swanson Cattle Company put together a quality set of Balancer®, Gelbvieh and Angus herd sires, as well as a select offering of Balancer and Angus open heifers. While the day was cold and wet, it didn’t stop the full crowd including many repeat customers and a lot of interest from new cattlemen. At the end of the day, the active bidding set an impressive sale average of $4,240 on the bulls and $1,175 on the open heifers. The high selling bull was DJS Derringer 96X. This black, polled 50-50 Balancer bull was born in January 2010 and is sired by TAU Gunslinger 19U and out of an S A V 8180 Traveler 004 cow. Derringer posts EPDs of CE 108; BW -1.2; WW 39; YW
24 Open Heifers
80; MK 17; TM 37; GL -3.3; CED 104 and FM 18.04. LeDoux Ranch of Agenda, Kan., was the winning bidder at $11,500. DJS 918W, a black, polled, Balancer bull sired by Ludacris 039S ET; purchased by a repeat commercial customer for $6,200. DJS 927W, another black, polled, Balancer bull sired by Ludacris 039S ET; purchased by a new commercial customer for Swanson Cattle Company for $6,000. DJS 70X, a red, purebred Gelbvieh bull sired by Gunslinger 19U; again purchased by a new commercial customer for $6,000. DJS 99X, a black, purebred Gelbvieh bull, also sired by Gunslinger 19U; purchased by Taubenheim Gelbvieh for $6,000.
March 7, 2011 Superior, Neb. Report by: Marlin Meyer
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March 5, 2011 Arapahoe, Neb. Report by: Dick Helms
Additional high sellers include:
MLM Gelbvieh/Great River Ranch Open House & Private Treaty Kickoff Sale
It was a cold and snowy day with 10 to 15 inches of snow in the forecast for the MLM Gelbvieh-Great River Ranch Open House and Private Treaty Kickoff Sale. Despite the weather, the crowd came to purchase bulls. The top selling bull was Lot 043X, a homozygous black Balancer® bull, sired by Connealy Lead On and out of MLM Miss 417P, a daughter of Beretta. He sold for $5,100 to Mertens Land and Cattle, Superior, Neb. Selling for $4,550 was Lot 015X, a homozygous black Balancer son of EGL Tenderloin and out of a BC Matrix daughter, MLM Miss 816U. Rod Stueck of Red Cloud, Neb., was the winning bidder.
Flying H Genetics 31st Annual Roughage ‘N Ready Herd Bull Sale
Lynn Land and Cattle, Glenvil, Neb., also paid $4,550 for Lot 0152X. He was a homozygous black Balancer bull sired by Mytty In Focus and out of MLM Miss 186L, a Limited Edition daughter. The other top sellers were Lot 0108X, a grandson of Old Iron Nuts, selling to Chris Bolte, Bruining, Neb. Lot 033X, a son of Top Grid and selling to Robert Theer, Lawrence, Neb. William Downing of Dunning, Neb., took home two red Balancer bulls. Virginia Mort of Pawnee City, Neb., also purchased two bulls, a homozygous black Balancer and a red purebred.
Overall Sale Average
Good weather and a crowd of progressive cattlemen from nine states appreciated the 155 Roughage ‘N Ready bulls offered with complete data and Flying H Genetics’ “5 Star Trait Indexing” for disposition, growth, muscle, carcass, maternal and heifer bulls. Topping the sale was a really thick, eye appealing, purebred Gelbvieh bull sired by Flying H Director 33S out of a Flying H Exclusive daughter. Flying H Direct Hit 126X is homozygous polled and homozygous black and is 5 Stars for all 5 traits putting him in the top 25 percent of the breed across the board. The winning bidder at $11,250 was Voss Farms from Nebraska. Second high selling Gelbvieh bull was a Governor son, also a 5-times 5 Star Trait Indexing bull. He brought a $7,000 bid from Loren and Jason Ripa also from Nebraska. The Balancer® division was topped by a red, diluter free grandson of Morgan’s Direction. He was purchased by repeat buyer Raymond Jones and Sons of Alabama for $5,000. The top two black Balancer bulls went to Texas and Kansas for $4,300 and $4,100, respectively. Two SimAngus bulls topped the Simmental section with Scott Meyer taking both at $7,750 and $5,400, respectively. The third top SimAngus went to repeat customer Reed Hamilton Ranch from Nebraska. In the heifer calf division, Rutt Ranch purchased the top selling registered heifer for $1,700. The top pen of five commercial replacement heifers averaged $1,025.
Sales sales North Carolina Maternal Edge Sale March 19, 2011 Clinton, N.C. Auctioneer: Brad Stephens Report by: Steve Peddicord
5 Cow/Calf Pairs 38 Bred Heifers 15 Open Heifers 5 Bulls
The North Carolina Gelbvieh Association kicked off its 1st Annual NC Maternal Edge sale on March 19, in Clinton, N.C. A beautiful sunny spring day set the stage for an aggressive group of bidders at the Sampson County Livestock Arena. Prior to the sale a wonderful prime rib luncheon was provided for everyone in attendance. Locust Hill Farms, Todd and Glenn Hodges of Ruffin, N.C. sponsored the catered meal. Bred heifer consignments were the bulk of the sale offerings. Likewise, they were strongly supported by the buyers. The high selling bred heifer lot went to John Bell of Beulaville, N.C. for $1,675. This pair of black Balancer® heifers, bred to the Angus bull YON Net Worth, was consigned by Register Farms of Clinton, N.C. A nice set of open heifers were also
offered in the sale. The top selling lot was a pen of three black purebred heifers consigned by Longleaf Station, Mick Ainsworth, Jackson Springs, N.C. The top selling cow/calf pair and the top selling bull were both consigned by McNeil Farms of Seagrove, N.C. Joseph B. Jones of Wadesboro, N.C., purchased the high selling pair for $1,700. Jeff Adrian of Ranseur, N.C. took home the top bull, a homozygous black son of FHG Carolina RJ 5106R for $1,850. The high volume buyers were John Bell with 12 head purchased, closely followed by Zack McCullen IV of Clinton, N.C. with 11 head. The leading volume consignor was Duane Strider of C-Cross Cattle Co., Asheboro N.C. C-Cross sold 12 bred heifers that averaged $1,464.
J Bar M Gelbvieh and J&K Farms Bull Sale March 12, 2011 • Springfield, Mo. Sale Manager: Mitchell Marketing Service
The annual J Bar M Gelbvieh and J&K Farms Gelbvieh and Balancer® bull sale was held on March 12, 2011 at the Springfield Livestock Marketing Center in Springfield, Mo. The offering included both 18 month old bulls and yearling bulls from these two elite Gelbvieh breeding programs. A total of 65 bulls were sold into eight states for an average of just under $3,000. Topping the sale at $8,000 was Lot 13, JKGF W002 ET. He is a September 2009, homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh bull sired by RHRT Pinball ET and out of a CTR Highlight 066K dam. He posts an EPD profile of CE 103; BW 2.5; WW 43; YW 78; MK 18; TM 40; GL -1.8; CED 108; SC
$1,665 $1,430 $990 $1,850
65 Bulls Gross
0.6; CW 15; REA 0.21; MB -0.04; DtF 4; CV 14.95; and FM 10.88. Hilltop Farms of Asbury, Mo., was the winning bidder on this lot. Lot 42, JKGF X21, was the next high selling lot at $6,250 to John R. Hawks, Olathe, Colo. This March 2010 homozygous black, double polled purebred bull is sired by JKGF Trendsetter 55R ET. At $6,200, Mulroy Farms, LLC, Mayetta, Kan., picked up Lot 64, JKGF X53. This February 2010 son of Mytty In Focus is a homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer bull out of a Post Rock Granite 200P2 dam. The volume buyer of the sale was Crown Farms of St. Genevieve, Mo.
The Clinton sale now becomes the second Maternal Edge sale east of the Mississippi river joining the already established Cross Plains sale in Tennessee. The Tennessee sale is held annually on the first Saturday in November. Both Maternal Edge sales are sponsored, in part, by the American Gelbvieh Association. However the majority of the sponsorship and all sale management are the responsibility of the state associations of North Carolina and Tennessee, respectively. Producers interested in learning more about future Maternal Edge sales can contact the following sale committee members: North Carolina sale, Mick Ainsworth 910638-8436 or Duane Strider 336-964-6277; Tennessee Sale, John Bartee Sr. 931-6241173 or Gary Tilghman 270-678-5695.
Double Diamond Farms Gelbvieh, Simmental, Club Calves
2010 NAILE Grand Champion
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Sales sales Flying H Genetics Grown on Grass Bull Sale
Kicking Horse Ranch Gelbvieh Production Sale March 24, 2011 Great Falls, Mont. Auctioneer: Lyle Allen Report by: Kathy Rankin
March 19, 2011 Joplin, Mo. Report by: Jared Wareham
Overall Sale Average
Cattlemen and women from ten states came to evaluate the 100 athletic, sound footed, light conditioned Grown On Grass bulls offered by Flying H Genetics at the Joplin Regional Stockyards in southwest Missouri. The large crowd, with many repeat customers, competed to own these working bulls resulting in raising the sale average $500 above last year. A purebred Gelbvieh bull sired by Flying H Director 33S and out of a Governor daughter topped the sale selling to Shawn Treadwell for $4,900. Second high selling Gelbvieh bull went to L J Ozbun for $3,900. Second highest selling herd bull was a SimAngus who found a new home in Nebraska at the Buell Ranch for $4,700. Daniel Hebert from Mississippi took home Lot 24, a Payday 729 son, for $4,250. Two other SimAngus bulls brought $4,000; one went to Wisconsin and the other to Arkansas. Lot 34, a Bennett Coalition son, topped the Balancer® division. Repeat customers Scott and Kyle Mahan of Missouri were the winning bidder at $4,200. The Simmental bulls were topped at $3,600 by Lot 35, sired by Fortunate Son 100N, and completed a pair of purebred Simmental bulls purchased by Roger Pierce. The Angus bulls topped out with a 5 Star Trait Indexing heifer bull sired by Mytty In Focus. Lot 90 was purchased by David Wood from Oklahoma. 60 | July 2011
Kicking Horse Ranch hosted their annual production sale at the Western Livestock Auction in Great Falls, Mont. The offering included red and black purebred and Balancer® bulls, as well as a selection of open replacement heifers. Lot 19 – $5,000; KHR 19X a homozygous black purebred son of OZZ EXT Governor 3N sold to Goettlich Gelbvieh Ranch, Hilger, Mont. Lot 21 – $4,750; KHR 21X a homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer® son of G A R Integrity with a tenderness score of 9, sold to Bar IV Livestock, Cold Springs, Ky. Lot 15 – $4,500; KHR 15X a black Balancer son of MYTTY In Focus sold to White Ranches, Wolf Point, Mont. Lot 8 – $4,500; KHR 08X a red
35 Purebred Gelbvieh Bulls
10 Balancer® Bulls
Open Gelbvieh Heifers
Open Balancer® Heifers
Balancer son of JRI Profit Agent 46N sold to Ken Yerger, Harlowton, Mont. Lot 5 – $4,500; KHR 05X a red Balancer son of JRI Profit Agent 46N sold to Ron Chaney, Belgrade, Mont. Lot 33 – $4,000; KHR 33X a black Balancer son of G A R Integrity sold to Curt Hartman, Lewistown, Mont. Lot 59 – $4,000; KHR 59X a black purebred son of KHR Impressive 03N sold to Elk Run Ranch, Highwood, Mont. Lot 18 – $2,100 a homozygous black purebred heifer from KHR 47R sold to Goettlich Gelbvieh Ranch, Hilger, Mont. Volume buyers were Allan Pollari who purchased 16 open heifers and Ken Yerger who purchased five red Balancer bulls.
Professional Beef Genetics Bull Sale 24 Balancer® Forage Tested
March 26, 2011 Montrose, Mo. Report by: Bob Harriman
19 Angus Forage Tested
22 Angus Fast Track
97 Total Bulls
The Professional Beef Genetics Bull Sale held March 26 in Montrose, Mo., one of the worst weather days of the entire winter, brought in a standing room only crowd to set new records right in line with the record cattle prices. An exceptionally stout set of bulls were offered by PBG members. These bulls, which had already met the PBG rigid standards for a balanced trait program and managed on a forage program met with very active bidding. The two high selling bulls sold for $5,200. Lot 11, a homozygous black ¾ SimAngus Rotert/Harriman son of GW Lucky Many 644N sold to Beeler in Illinois. Lot 86, sired by MCC Daybreak and a fast
32 SimAngus Forage Tested
track yearling Angus bred by Robertson Angus, sold to Knoles in Illinois. The high selling 18-month forage tested Angus bull, Lot 72, was sired by Mytty In Focus and was sold by Rotert/Harriman. Grainger of Missouri was the winning bidder at $4,700. Frank/Hazelrigg sold the second high yearling fast track Angus bull, Lot 91, at $4,700 to Helye in Missouri. Lot 54, sired by Carolina Fortune, was the high selling Balancer® sold by Rotert/Harriman at $4,500 to Kerr in Kansas. The next high Balancer was lot 45 sired by EGL Tenderloin N407 and sold by Rotert/Harriman at $4,300 to Gaines/Trembley in Missouri.
Sales sales Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull & Female Sale March 26, 2011 Carthage, Mo. Auctioneer: Curt Rodgers Sale management and report by: Seedstock Plus
Joplin Regional Stockyards was a packed house for the Seedstock Plus South Missouri Sale on March 26. The high selling bull of the day was Lot 264, a homozygous black Balancer® bull from Burbank Cattle Company. He was sired by the Angus bull DBCC Final Objective and sold to Payton Farms, Inc. for $4,700. A pair of purebred Gelbvieh bulls was the next high sellers – sharing the honor at $4,600 each. Lot 375 is a red son of HF Roscoe and sold to Scott Bachman at Chillicothe, Mo. He came from Hart Farms. Lot 380 is a black grandson of Post Rock Granite 200P2 and came from White Bros. Gelbvieh. He sold to Charles Dorsey of Pryor, Okla. The final bid of $4,500 was a popular figure with the next four high selling bulls each bringing that amount. Lot 286 is a homozygous black Balancer® bull sired by Mr Krugerrand 70M 130P and was from Mulroy Farms, LLC. He sold to Travis Thomas from Delaware, Okla. Lot 294 is also a homozygous black Balancer bull and
Central MT Gelbvieh Genetics Bull Sale
92 Balancer® Bulls
65 Gelbvieh Bulls
Red Angus Bulls
44 Fall Bred Heifers
was sired by the Angus bull Mytty In Focus. This lot sold to Tomy Blake, Edgar Springs, Mo., and was consigned from Flint Hills Gelbvieh. Lot 374, a purebred Gelbvieh bull, was also from Mulroy Farms, LLC. He is a homozygous black grandson of Post Rock Granite 200P2 and sold to Davidson Bros., McCune, Kan. Lot 376, a purebred Gelbvieh bull was from Sandy Knoll Farm. He is another homozygous black son of the Granite 200P2 bull and sold to Miller Gelbvieh & Angus of Florence, Texas. A pair of fall bred heifers topped the female offering at $2,350 each. Lots 442 and 446 were both from J & D Kerstiens Gelbvieh. Lot 442 is a Balancer heifer by ELG Tenderloin. She was A.I. bred to RBMS SCC Just Right 122P and was purchased by Walnut Ridge Gelbvieh in Republic, Mo. Lot 446 is a Balancer heifer by Mr Krugerrand 70M 130P. She was also A.I. bred to Just Right and sold to VanWinkle Farms, Neosho, Mo.
Seedstock Plus High Altitude Bull Sale April 2, 2011 Monte Vista, Colo. Auctioneer: Tony Hall Sale management and report by: Seedstock Plus
The high selling Balancer® bull was Lot 500, consigned by McKinley Farms. The homozygous black son of the Angus bull LS/ Plus Cimarron P207 brought $4,500 and went to Mamm Creek Ranch, Silt, Colo. The high selling bull of the day was a 2-year old SimAngus bull from T-Heart Ranch. Lot 539 is a homozygous black son of Hart Tin Man T361. He sold for $5,250 to Tracy Hildreth, Gunnison, Colo.
46 Balancer® Bulls
15 Angus Bulls
Red Angus Bulls
39 SimAngus Bulls
Two T-Heart Ranch bulls tied for the next high selling honors at $5,000 each. Lot 577 is a homozygous black SimAngus son of LRS Big Country Time 82U. He sold to K & J Cattle, Villa Grove, Colo. Lot 477 is an Angus bull sired by LCC New Standard and sold to Deldorita Ranches, Powderhorn, Colo. Volume buyer of the day was David Wilhite of Holly, Colo., with six bulls.
March 19, 2011 Lewistown, Mont. Reported by: Don Danell 15 Purebred Gelbvieh Bulls
20 Balancer® Bulls
10 Angus Bulls
Purebred Gelbvieh Heifers
10 Commercial Heifers
The 16th annual Central Montana Gelbvieh Genetics Bull Sale enjoyed a beautiful spring day in Lewistown, Mont., on March 19, 2011. Two homozygous polled, homozygous black Gelbvieh bulls brought $4,750 each: Tom Reed, Deercreek Farms, of Powell, Wyo., bought Lot 18, Danell Galileo 15X, from Danell Diamond Six Ranch. Galileo is a moderate framed Drew x Infusion son with a tenderness score of 7, a 116 ratio for ultrasound IMF, and a 110 ADG ratio. Ken Flikkema, Middle Creek Farms, of Bozeman, Mont., bought Lot 37, Mr Carolina Reaction 52X, from Goettlich Gelbvieh. Mr Carolina Reaction is a moderate framed purebred Chain Reaction x Carolina Power son with a 15.4 ribeye and a 109 ADG ratio. Five Gelbvieh bulls brought $4,250: Tim Hancock, Hancock Ranch, Stevensville, Mont., bought Lot 15, Danell Opportunity 6X. Bill Snapp, Snapp Farms, Lewistown, Mont., bought Lot 16, Brewster 10X, coowned by DanellDiamond Six Ranch and Middle Creek Farms. Austin Genereux, Big Sandy, Mont., bought Lot 21, Danell Fanfare 19X. Walt Hayhurst, Hayhurst Ranch, Orange Cove, Calif., bought Lot 23, Danell Made In Montana Alan Pollari, Geyser, Mont., bought Lot 38, Lead On Bal 54X from Goettlich Gelbvieh. Spearhead Ranch, Chinook, Mont., purchased Lot 7, Kalina 0019X from Kalina Gelbvieh for $3,750. 0019X is a Topnotch x Rambler son with an 88 pound birth weight and a 107 ADG ratio. Bulls will be going to work all over Montana and into North Dakota, Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, and California. Gelbvieh World | 61
Sales sales Circle S and Friends 4th Annual “Going to Grass” Production Sale April 2, 2011 Canton, Kan. Auctioneer: Garren Walrod Sale Management: Jeff Erhardt, Purple Haven Enterprises Report by: John and Carla Shearer 40 Bulls
27 Gelbvieh Replacement Heifers $1,804 Bred Gelbvieh Heifers/Pairs
30 Gelbvieh Commercial Pairs
107 Total Lots Averaged
Mother Nature presented her best face for a beautiful Kansas day in April. Over 100 registered bidders and buyers representing 13 states were treated to a light, but warm breeze as they previewed sale cattle while enjoying the pre-sale hamburger fry. Leading off the sale was CIRS 31X, the 2011 Breeders Choice Bull Futurity Runnerup. 31X caught a lot of interest in Denver and was even more popular on sale day. Stanley Suelter of Lincoln, Kan., was the winning bidder at $9,500. Triple K Gelbvieh consigned KKKG 270X, a January Tabasco son. Brent Vavra of South Dakota is the new owner after posting his winning bid of $5,100. CIRS 44PW, a Polled Summit son out of CIRS Poinsettia, was also a popular lot, and sold to Anita Smith of Colorado for $4,600. A powerful set of show heifers followed the bulls in the sale order and were sure worth the wait. Mark and Jack Welle shared in purchasing the two high selling show heifers, CIRS 156SW and CIRS 12LW2, each heifer having already seen purple in the show ring. Both heifers were AI bred to CIRS
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King. Chad and Catherine Murphy placed the winning bid on CIRS 81TW and her March calf by LFA 278RT. The final six lots of the sale were Pens of 5 Gelbviehinfluenced first calf heifers with Gelbvieh-influenced or Balancer® calves. These lots averaged $1,952. The momentum and excitement continued throughout the sale and for the second year in a row, 100% of the offering sold to 48 different buyers. The Gelbvieh excitement continued post-sale while guests enjoyed the first annual “Party ‘til the Cows Come Home” barn party complete with a live band. Finally, the “Going to Grass” event concluded Sunday morning with a purebred Gelbvieh heifer show, a chance for juniors to show their own or their newly purchased “Going to Grass” heifer. Chandler Ladner’s heifer, KKKG 277X, “Going to Grass” Lot 45, a ¾ Gelbvieh March daughter of KKKG 235U, purchased for $3,200 on Saturday, was named champion. Courtney Larson exhibited the reserve champion heifer, a January 2010 daughter of LCC Red Green.
2011 Spring Bluegrass Gelbvieh Sale April 9, 2011 Mt. Sterling, Ky. Sale Manager: Slaughter Sale Management Auctioneer: Todd Barlow Report by: David Slaughter 14.5 Bulls
13 Cow/Calf Pairs
Beautiful weather greeted a record crowd on April 9 for the Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational in Mt. Sterling, Ky. Gelbvieh genetics continued to see strong demand from commercial and seedstock breeders at the 12th edition of the Bluegrass Sale. Topping the sale was Lot 1, GBNR Bar None Captain 42X ET, consigned by Bar None Ranch. This purebred, black, homozygous polled, powerhouse Highlight 066K son posted an adjusted weaning weight of 895 and an adjusted yearling weight of 1431. His elite, donor dam, P016, is known for producing top quality. Captain 42X combines performance and maternal strength in an easy keeping package. Post Rock Cattle Company outlasted several bidders at $15,250 for half interest. Lot 4, EBPF 116X, was the choice of Bray Gelbvieh at $4,000. This homozygous black, purebred, Pure Power son was consigned by Eddie Piles. Soldier Creek Gelbvieh picked up Lot 16, JDRF Diesel T09, as their new herd sire for $3,700. Diesel is a purebred,
Extra Exposure son and is a proven herd sire consigned by Ridenhour Farms. The high selling cow/ calf pair at $4,200 was Lot 37/37A, HHF S40 ET consigned by Lazy S Gelbvieh. Little Windy Hills picked up this purebred, Highlight daughter with her Granite 200P2 heifer at side. She sold bred back to Post Rock Silver. Lot 30/30A, LZS Sanan 888U ET was the pick of Meadowlark Gelbvieh at $3,500. This Crazy Horse daughter sold with a stout Maverick bull calf at side and was bred back to Maverick. S & S Farm was the winning bidder on Lot 43/43A, LZS 407P at $3,100. This red, King Solomon daughter sold with a powerful Red Deal bull calf at side. Topping the open heifers at $2,900 was a consignment by Bar None Ranch, Lot 17 GBNR Ms Maverick 97X. Ridenhour Farms took home this purebred, open, homozygous polled Maverick daughter that was the favorite of many.
Sales sales U of TN Plateau AgResearch Center March 25, 2011 Crossville, Tenn. Report by: Steve Peddicord
A chilly spring day wasn’t enough to dampen the interest of buyers for open heifers and bulls at this year’s University of Tennessee Spring Heifer and Bull Sale. The sale was held on the farm in Crossville, Tenn., at the Plateau AgResearch Center. Seventeen Gelbvieh and Balancer open heifers sold in the sale; no Gelbvieh or Balancer bulls were offered. Topping the sale for open heifers was a nice pen of two Balancer® females that were purchased by Brian Puckett of Smithville, Tenn., for $1,500. The high selling lot of purebred Gelbvieh heifers went to Mark Shaver of Evansville, Tenn., for $1,325.
WV Beef Expo Sale April 9, 2011 Weston, W.Va. Auctioneer: David Spiker Sale Manger: Allen Dent Reported by: Steve Peddicord 3 Bulls
The top selling bull was Lot 215 consigned by Black Ace Farms, Eric and Amy Young, of Belleville W. Va. This homozygous black, two year old bull sold to Roger Simmons Gelbvieh of Harrisville, W. Va. Simmons Gelbvieh was an active buyer purchasing the top heifer, Lot 207, a black daughter of Morgan’s Direction 111. This bred heifer sold for $1,525. The high selling cow/calf pair was Lot 212 consigned by the Riverview Gelbvieh, Kevin and Amanda Rawson, Ravenswood, W.Va. This pair sold for $1,700 and went to Kenny Fisher, Glenville, W. Va. The top selling bred cow was Lot 211 from the Dent Family Farm in Gay, W. Va. This black Balancer® daughter of Mytty In Focus sold to Jody Ross, Jane Lew, W. Va.
Midland Bull Test 49th Annual Production Sale April 6-9, 2011 Columbus, Mont. Auctioneers: Joe Goggins, Roger Jacobs & Jim Birdwell Reported by: John Goggins, Western Ag Reporter, and Jennifer Scharpe, AGA
The Gelbvieh bulls led of the 2011 Midland Bull Test Annual Production Sale on Wednesday, April 6. A total of 34 Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls were sold by seven breeders from six states. At the completion of the test the Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls posted the final performance averages: BW 86; WW 781; ADG 3.14; WDA 3.31; 365 WT 1,205. Middle Creek Farms, Bozeman, Mont., took home the Midland awards for the Gelbvieh breed. He won High-Performing Bull with Lot 1212; High-Performing Gelbvieh Sire Group with Lots 1234, 1235, and 1236; and High Efficiency Bull with Lot 1224. The high selling bull was Lot 1235, MCFG 94X. This Middle Creek Farms consignment is a January 2010, purebred, black, homozygous polled, Gelbvieh son of MCFG The Man 113U. His final test numbers were: ADG 3.60; WDA 3.73; 365 WT 1,373; RFI 1.46 and MBT IND 109. He posts an EPD profile of: CE 106; BW
34 Gelbvieh & Balancer® Bulls
0.5; WW 46; MILK 18; YW 94; TM 41; SC 0.3; CW 23; REA 0.29; MB -0.08. Jim Beastrom, Pierre, S.D., was the winning bidder at $10,500. Lot 1247, MCFG 134X, was the second high selling bull. Another Middle Creek Farms consignment, he is a January 2010, homozygous black, double polled 38% Balancer bull sired by Lazy TV Kahuna S705. His final test numbers were: ADG 3.23; WDA 3.40; 365 WT 1,258; RFI -2.37 and MBT IND 105. Jumping Horse Ranch, Ennis, Mont., was the final bidder at $4,750. Lot 1234, MCFG 41X, consigned by Middle Creek Farms sold to Broksle Ranch, Inc., Twin Bridges, Mont., for $4,250. Another son of MCFG The Man 113U, he is a January 2010 homozygous black, homozygous polled purebred Gelbvieh bull. His final test numbers were: ADG 3.33; WDA 3.15; 365 WT 1,233; RFI 1.7 and MBT IND 99.
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AGA Committee Process The American Gelbvieh Association committee meetings are open to all AGA members. You are encouraged to attend these meetings and add your input to help the development and direction of the breed. Plan on attending the annual convention in January 2012, held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo., or contact one of the committee chairs to share your input for the committee. Participating in the committee process is vital to the success and future direction of the AGA.
National Show Committee
Committee Co-Chairs: Mark Goes – 402-239-3038 Andy LeDoux – 785-732-6564 The national show committee recommends rules and show policy for the National Gelbvieh and Balancer® shows and reviews the AGA recommended judges list, proposing the addition or removal of names to the Board of Directors. This committee also oversees the Ring of Gold program and reviews requests for shows to be added as a Ring of Gold show. The core committee selects judges for the NWSS for Board of Director approval. The national show rules developed by the committee are distributed to state and regional shows as guidelines for Gelbvieh and Balancer shows. Staff liaisons to this committee are Brandon McEndaffer and Dana Stewart.
National Sale Committee
Committee Co-Chairs: Ken Flikkema – 406-586-6207 Vaughn Thorstenson – 605-848-0421 The national sale committee is responsible for assisting in coordinating the national sale and making recommendations to the Board of Directors for changes necessary to improve the effectiveness of future national sales. Recommendations include hiring of sale manager, any changes to national sale rules, and date, time, and location of the next year’s national sale. The national sale committee works with the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity to facilitate the sale of the winner in the national sale. Staff liaisons to this committee are Frank Padilla and Brandon McEndaffer. 64 | July 2011
Committee Co-Chairs: Rob Arnold – 701-7250-8823 Grant Thayer – 303-324-6955 The purpose of the finance committee is to work with staff developing a current year budget with a recommendation to the Board of Directors. The committee has several conference calls for that purpose. During the meeting at the national convention, the committee reviews the annual audit of the AGA as prepared by the AGA Certified Public Accountant. Any new changes to AGA fees structure will be discussed and recommendations made to the AGA Board of Directors. Staff liaison to this committee is Dianne Coffman.
Committee Co-Chairs: Dick Helms – 308 -962-6500 Dr. Glenn Wehner – 660-785-4576 The foundation committee provides guidance and recommendations to the American Gelbvieh Foundation Board of Directors. The primary function of this committee is to generate funds and awareness for the Foundation. The committee has had two strong fundraising drives from the commission of a bronze hat sculpture depicting the Power of Giving and a Gelbvieh print, “Living the Gelbvieh Passion,” for the 40th Anniversary celebration. Staff liaisons to this committee are Dana Stewart and Jennifer Scharpe.
Marketing and Member Education Committee
Committee Co-Chairs: Bob Hart – 816-225-8530 David Martin – 501-728-4950 The purpose of the marketing and member education committee is to provide direction for promotion of the breed and for education of AGA members. The marketing committee discusses potential marketing programs for the breed and members as well as reviews AGA promotional efforts. From an education standpoint, the committee reviews methods and efforts of educating AGA members with tools to use ranging from marketing and promotion to AGA programs. Staff liaisons to this committee are Frank Padilla and Jennifer Scharpe.
Productivity Committee Committee Co-Chairs: Brian Schafer – 651-923-5415 • Dan Warner – 308-962-6511 The productivity committee reviews and evaluates the standards used in the Association’s recording and registration programs, and recommends changes to the Board of Directors. The duty of this committee is to encourage and promote Association performance testing programs. The committee looks at breed improvement objectives by evaluating AGA data in relationship to current beef industry standards. The evaluation includes review of current EPDs, new performance trait and technology and how they can be incorporated into the AGA data. Staff liaison to this committee is Susan Willmon.
Rules & Bylaws Committee Committee Co-Chairs: Randy Gallaway – 405-649-2410 E. Edd Pritchett – 405-375-5516 The rules and bylaws committee has the responsibility for interpreting all of AGA Bylaws, Rules and Policies. This committee also makes recommendations for changes to the current rules and bylaws. Staff liaison to this committee is Dianne Coffman.
Nominating Committee Committee Co-Chair: Al Knapp – 913-219-6613 The nominating committee has five (5) state or regional association presidents or vice presidents, with no more than one committee member from a state or regional association, along with other members the President may choose to appoint. It shall be responsible for preparing a slate of nominations for each board vacancy to present to the annual membership meeting. This may not be interpreted in a way that would eliminate the active membership’s right to nominate from the floor other members, not nominated by the nominating committee, at the proper time during the annual meeting. The committee conducts phone conference calls to accomplish its objective. Staff liaison to this committee is Dianne Coffman.
Most Used Sires
Based on 2010 calves recorded at AGA as of May 31, 2011.
Rank Prefix & Name
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
No. Calves Breed
JBOB CAROLINA FORTUNE 2564JET MYTTY IN FOCUS DCSF POST ROCK GRANITE 200P2 OZZ EXT GOVENOR 3N TAU MR KRUGERRAND 70M 130P JHG PREMONITION 662S ET S A V FINAL ANSWER 0035 HYEK BLACK IMPACT 3960N JRI TOP SECRET 253M75 ET JRI TOP GRID 254T725 RID R COLLATERAL 2R RBMS SCC JUST RIGHT 122P ET EGL NORTHERN WIND P068 ET EGL TENDERLOIN N407 RTRM HEADLINE XXB LUDACRIS 039S ET JRI EXTRA EXPOSURE 285L71 ET JRI GREAT WESTERN 254N68 ET DAR PURE POWER EBY WESTERN HAULER 028S
JBOB Carolina Fortune 2564J ET
507 449 293 257 236 209 201 200 182 176 172 161 146 145 144 142 112 105 103 91
Gelbvieh Angus Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Balancer Gelbvieh Angus Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Balancer Gelbvieh Balancer Gelbvieh Balancer Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Balancer
21 DAR NATIONAL 302N 22 KHR SAM SPADE 02S 23 CTR MARBLING 2401M 24/25 JDPD ASTRO 407S JDKG RUGER 186P 26 EGL FREEDOM 5203 27 KIT TABASCO J26 ET 28 KHR 47R 29/30 MLH GOLDRUSH VISA J40 GKT BOO BOO 155E 31/32 XXB BIG N’ RICH 911P ET SLC FREEDOM 178F ET 33 DEE STALONE 34 BABG FLYING H DIRECTOR 33S 35 H A R B TANKER 717 JH 36/37/38 OZZ IDEAL DIRECTION 8N MCFG MIDDLE CREEK STAR 10S ET ALS MAVERICK 70T 39 KRT LAZY TV SECOND CLASS R87 40/41 JBOB CAROLINA 5003N ET EGL NEW ERA T128 ET
Mytty In Focus
89 88 86 82 82 79 78 75 74 74 73 73 71 69 67 66 66 66 64 63 63
Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Balancer Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Angus Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Angus Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Gelbvieh Balancer Balancer Gelbvieh
DCSF Post Rock Granite 200P2
Hall of Fame Committee
Committee Co-Chair: Jim Beastrom – 605-224-5789 The hall of fame committee strives to recognize someone for the lasting contributions to the growth and development of the Gelbvieh breed through the influence of the cattle, breed promotion efforts and leadership provided to the American Gelbvieh Association. Previous honorees and state association are contacted to complete an application form to be submitted to the committee by August 15 of each year. The recipient is honored at the AGA annual convention. Staff liaison to this committee is Dianne Coffman.
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Annual Membership Meeting
The purpose of the meeting is electing directors, ratifying previous actions of the Board of Directors, and transacting of other business as may properly come before the meeting from the various committee meetings held. Plan on attending your National Convention in 2012.
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Pope Farms Gelbvieh Jeff and Jeanne Pope
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Junior Voice junior voice Getting Involved and Taking Pride in Your Genetics and the AGJA Hello Jr. Gelbvieh Members!!!!! Another year has quickly passed by and I hope you are all preparing for the Twister Classic in Kearney, Neb. I’m sure the host committee has a wonderful week in store for us and I’m looking forward to seeing everyone soon. If your place is like ours, there is a lot to do before we head to Junior Nationals – getting cows to pasture, putting up hay, and AIing just to name a few. As Dustin and I sat at the table last night selecting our AI sires for the registered cows, I thought of other junior members. I wondered if others were also selecting sires. We reviewed EPDs of our cows and the EPDs of potential sires in search for bulls that would produce good numbers in their progeny. We also searched for photos on the Internet and in magazines of bulls that would phenotypically complement our females. Matching EPDs and phenotypes to produce quality genetics in future calves has taught me a lot. It’s always fun to see what the mating has produced when that new calf hits the ground. Helping with this process is a great way for younger members to learn how to select the best sires. Whether you’re eight or eighteen, I hope that each of you is taking part in the sire selection at your ranch. A new set of calves are now on the ground and ready to head to the pasture. Last year’s sire selection is showing great results as I analyze our herd for future show prospects, replacement females, and sale bulls. Picking your own show heifers/steers/bulls with the help of others is another way that you will gain knowledge and take pride in your genetics. Taking the next “great one” from AI selection to the showring is a rewarding experience for any junior member.
If you’re a parent, I hope you are allowing your kids to be part of sire, replacement heifer, and show prospect selection. Hands-on experience is truly one of the best ways for young beef producers to learn. I am excited to see the new matings that everyone will bring to this year’s Classic. The Classic is a great time to view progeny of new sires and to see what directions others are going with their herds. Back to the Classic, I hope you are all working on your Classic entries whether they are cattle, photos, posters, essays, speeches, etc. It’s going to be a great time and I look forward to making new memories, meeting new people, and learning new things. When you get to the Classic I encourage you to participate in as many events as possible. The Classic has so much to offer you won’t want to miss out on anything. When this year’s Classic comes to a close so too will my term on the AGJA Board of Directors. I have been honored to serve on the Jr. Board and am thankful that you have afforded me the opportunity to be a leader in such a wonderful organization. It has been a great experience and I encourage others to take on the challenge of running for the open positions. Hope to see you all in Kearney in July. If you have any questions about the Classic or other AGJA topics, please feel free to call me at 605-870-1008 or email me at email@example.com. Take Care and God Bless, Britney Volek Britney Volek is the treasurer of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association.
Join the American Gelbvieh Junior Association Today! The American Gelbvieh Junior Association is the Junior division of the American Gelbvieh Association. Membership is open to those who have not yet reached their 22nd birthday prior to January 1 of the calendar year.
Name: ______________________________________________ Address: ____________________________________________ City, State Zip: _______________________________________ Date of Birth: ________________________________________ Email: ______________________________________________ Phone: ______________________________________________ 72 | July 2011
To join, clip form and send $30 first year membership dues (subsequent annual dues are $20) to: AGJA 10900 Dover St. Westminster, CO 80021
2010-2011 AGJA Board of Directors Seth Arp, President (2011) N551 Ramsey Rd., Arlington, WI 53911 P: 608-712-1186 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dustin Aherin, Vice President (2011) 191 11th St., Phillipsburg, KS 67661 P: 785-543-1252 Email: email@example.com Justin Taubeneheim, V.P. of Leadership (2012) 19035 Grand Island Rd., Amherst, NE 68812 P: 308-826-5185 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Janelle Hayek, Secretary (2011) 2814 Hwy. E43, Clutier, IA 52217 P: 319-330-1647 Email: email@example.com Britney Volek, Treasurer (2011) 19920 339th Ave., Highmore, SD 57345 P: 605-870-1008 Email: Britney.Volek@jacks.sdstate.edu Cole Buffo (2012) 1006 S Main St., Lansing, KS 66043 P: 913-683-0034 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Andrew Lindgren (2011) 1565 US Hwy. 136, Atlanta, IL 67123 P: 309-392-2054 • C: 309-825-0089 Email: email@example.com John Shearer (2012) PO Box 239, Canton, KS 67428 P: 620-628-4621 Van Tucker (2012) 24022 250th Rd., Portis, KS 67474 P: 785-282-0544 firstname.lastname@example.org Kyle Kendrick, Ex-Officio 6590 County Rd. 249, Palmyra, MO 63461 P: 573-735-4243 • C: 573-822-2952 Email: email@example.com Adult Advisors: Mike & Toni Shrewsbury 1980 SE Wilson Road Lathrop, MO 64465 816-528-3644 firstname.lastname@example.org Al & Mary Knapp 18291 158th Street Bonner Springs, KS 66012 913-724-4105 email@example.com Staff Advisor: Dana Stewart 303-465-2333 firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank You Twister Classic Sponsors
The AGJA Junior Classic – the national junior Gelbvieh show – is the highlight of the summer for the Gelbvieh breed. The American Gelbvieh Junior Association thanks the following individuals and operations for their support of the AGJA Twister Classic in Kearney, Neb. These award sponsorships truly help make the show the best experience possible for all youth. The dates of the Twister Classic are July 3-8. A complete schedule of events and show details can be found at www.gelbvieh.org/juniors/twister; show days are Thursday and Friday. Real-time show updates and results will be posted on the American Gelbvieh Association’s Facebook and Twitter pages. Be sure to attend the Twister Classic and support the future of the Gelbvieh breed. Grand Campion Gelbvieh Female Eagle Pass Ranch Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Female Slaughter Sale Management Grand Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Female Tony Hayek Memorial Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Female Emily Griffiths Grand Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Bull DeGeer Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Bull LOSB, Inc.
Grand Champion Balancer Female Thorstenson Lazy TV Ranch Reserve Champion Balancer Female Beastrom Ranch Grand Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Female Blackhawk Cattle Company Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Female Travis Wolf Grand Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Bull Dawson Creek Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Balancer Bull Wagner Performance Cattle
Champion Steer AGJA Reserve Steer AGJA Junior Ambassador A&C Gelbvieh Intermediate Ambassador Rogers Valley Farm Gelbvieh Junior Gelbvieh Heifer Calf Division Hart Farm Senior Gelbvieh Heifer Calf Division Travis Wolf Gelbvieh Cow/Calf Pair Division Genetics West Junior Balancer Heifer Calf Division Travis Wolf Winter Balancer Yearling Heifer Division Callahan and Chisum Grund Junior Showmanship M&P Gelbvieh Senior Showmanship Raile Gelbvieh
Junior Quiz Bowl Bar None Gelbvieh Junior Judging Team Richard and Jean Williams Intermediate Judging Team Bill New Junior Judging Individual Double Doc Ranch Junior Advertising Arp Gelbvieh Intermediate Advertising Hart Farm Junior Carcass Evaluation Brian and Lonna Porter Junior Video Contest Joe Rogers Intermediate Video Contest Tana Cooper/Cooper Gelbvieh All-Around Individual Eagle Pass Ranch Rookie of the Year Hidden Springs Farm
Balancer Class Winner Sponsors Jim & Barb Beastrom Pleasant Meadows Farm Martin Cattle Company Warner Beef Genetics LeDoux Ranch Rippe Gelbvieh Blackhawk Cattle Company
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Gelbvieh Class Winner Sponsors Jumping Cow Gelbvieh Pleasant Meadows Farm Martin Cattle Company M Heart D Gelbvieh Ranch Danell Diamond Six Ranch & Middle Creek Farms Triple K Gelbvieh Sandy Knoll Farm Rafter R Gelbvieh William McIntosh Slaughter Sale Management Cranview Gelbvieh NS Ranch Mark & Julia Anderson South Carolina Gelbvieh Association Emma McDonald CJ&L Livestock Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh Mississippi Gelbvieh Association Gallaway Gelbvieh KKD Gelbvieh
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or more than five generations, the Martin family has stayed the course, breeding quality seedstock to meet the needs of our customers. Trends come and go, fads don’t last long, but our commitment to functional, correct, and performing cattle remains. As the American Gelbvieh Association celebrates its 40th anniversary in 2011, we look forward to another 40 years of dedication of promotion and genetics. We’re excited about our herdsires and what they may offer you. To meet our personal goal of improving carcass merit within our herd, we’re excited to introduce REAL DEAL 037W4, with balanced traits to move any herd forward. For inquiries or semen, contact us anytime.
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Mulroy Farms...Balanced Consistency! At Mulroy Farms, a balanced approach...is the ONLY approach we use when it comes to our genetics! It starts with cattle that must meet our quality stardards for visual appraisal. In our herd, good feet and udders, a sound structure, and exceptional conformation are the primary building blocks. Having in-herd bulls that sire consistency, like Kruggerand 130P and OZZ Governor, with calving ease and carcass merit, we are building balanced, yet industry relevant EPD profiles. We don’t sell any high birth weight bulls. Our young Granite 200P2 sire is continuing that tradition of quality phenotype, with balanced EPDs, and optimal performance. We also use a Tenderloin son, a Bennett Kingpin Son, and a Carolina Fortune son. Semen available from
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Timothy Mulroy 13141 190th Rd. Mayetta, KS 66509 785.640.6401 Gelbvieh World | 75
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This website features multiple-angle videos of individual animals in each class, class placings links, and in-depth reasons videos courtesy of the Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team. This service is a valuable resource for youth in the livestock industry, according to Texas A&M Livestock Judging Team coach Jake Franke “In today’s competitive livestock judging world, every learning opportunity must be utilized to ensure success. www.elitelivestockjudging.com creates a valuable resource to learn from some of the best in the business.” To find out more, please log in to www.elitelivestockjudging.com or contact Brett Spader at firstname.lastname@example.org or (785) 633-5512. DV Auction is a web-based livestock marketing and media company that specializes in the internet broadcasts of livestock auctions, events, and industry media coverage. For more information, please visit www.dvauction.com.
Triple K Gelbvieh Al, Mary & Nick Knapp Bonner Springs, KS 913-219-6613 www.triplekgelbvieh.com
Thanksgiving – It’s not a holiday it’s a way of life! At Triple K we have a lot to be thankful for: great cattle, great friends, we live in a great nation that allows us to do what we love, and a God that loves us. We should be
Thanks to all of our Bull Buyers in 2010 & 2011. Special Thanks to: • • • • • • •
Joe & Barb Piene – Prescott, KS Charles Pretzer – Elmdale, KS Dwight & Christina Dockter Golden Buckle Gelbvieh – Medina, ND Brent & Eve Vavra BCV Gelbvieh – Nisland, SD Niel Smith – Overbrook, KS Charles Metzger – Wilmore, KS Brian Kirkpatrick – Stafford, KS
Thanks to Shearer’s for allowing us to co-sell in the “Going to Grass Sale” always the first Saturday in April.
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May the Passion Live on! 2011 National Champion Bull & Breeders Choice Futurity Champion Thanks to our partners Beastrom Gelbvieh and Post Rock Cattle for enabling us to own this awesome young herdsire. Look for his progeny in 2012.
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Are You “Living the Gelbvieh Passion”?
Another 40 years of growth, development and promotion By Dana Stewart, AGA Director of Member Services
“Living the Gelbvieh Passion” can mean many things to many people. To the early founders of the American Gelbvieh Association it probably meant true dedication in times with little funding, endless hours promoting a then mostly unheard of breed, and fighting the fight when there was no one else to do it. Today, living the This year, the American Gelbvieh Foundation commissioned a commemorative print to celebrate the American Gelbvieh Association’s 40th anniversary. The beautiful scene of a Gelbvieh herd grazing a lush green pasture was drawn by well-known livestock artist C.J. Brown. The print was named “Living the Gelbvieh Passion,” with all proceeds benefiting the foundation. Early sales have been strong in the limited edition offering, though a few prints remain for purchase. What does living the Gelbvieh passion mean to the American Gelbvieh Foundation? It means having supporters who see the value in contributing to help the foundation’s mission of “dedication to Gelbvieh genetics, merit advancement, and strengthening the breed influence within the changing beef industry.” The American Gelbvieh Association has
passion might mean enjoying strong sale averages and demand, setting record-breaking numbers at a show, or receiving recognition from your commercial customers for your genetics’ proven abilities. And most likely, living the Gelbvieh passion has always included enjoying the company of other Gelbvieh breeders.
made great strides in its first 40 years of development. The next 40 years, however, leaves room for more. If you’ve ever thought to yourself, “I wish AGA had a ….,” then you should consider supporting the foundation. Doing so enables the foundation to develop tools needed by its members. Why is it important to support the foundation? The foundation was developed to fund critical research projects to provide AGA and its members with proven data that can be used in the promotion of Gelbvieh. Constantly emerging technologies demand accuracy. By providing research findings, the foundation helps create Gelbvieh demand. The foundation was also developed to support member education. Providing AGA members with valuable information that can be used in their own herds strengthens AGA and the breed. When AGA members in turn share their knowledge with other AGA
members, the educational value of seminars, workshops, or conferences is exponential. Finally, the foundation was developed to support junior programs. With a one million dollar fundraising goal, the foundation will be able to support the American Gelbvieh Junior Association’s annual Junior Classic, relieving the burden from state associations and providing essential opportunities to give AGJA members an upper hand in the beef industry. If you have a passion for Gelbvieh and want to build a strong foundation for the American Gelbvieh Association, there are several ways you can support the American Gelbvieh Foundation. One of the easiest ways is to purchase one of the limited edition commemorative prints. Additionally, from time to time the foundation may offer other items. Another way is a direct donation of any amount. No gift is too small. Gifts in the
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_____ I would like to purchase a copy of the “Living the Passion” print. (Prints are $75, plus $15 S/H) _____ I would like to make a gift. Please accept my gift of $_____ to the Foundation. _____ Please contact me regarding a charitable remainder trust or gift of future interest.
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Please return coupon to: AGA, 10900 Dover Street, Westminster, CO 80021 or fax to 303-465-2333. You may also call Dana Stewart at 303-465-2333 or email email@example.com.
form of cash and personal property such as livestock, semen and vehicles may be made to the Foundation, as well as gifts of real estate, depending on the desires of the donor. AGA offers legal assistance to those who are interested in gifts such as a charitable remainder trust or gift of future interest. All gifts to the foundation are tax exempt and can only be used by the foundation for research, education, or youth projects. What will the next 40 years mean for the American Gelbvieh Association? With continued passion from its members, AGA will continue to meet the needs of its members and commercial customers. With a strong American Gelbvieh Foundation to support critical research and educational opportunities, the potential is endless. Now more than ever, the foundation needs your help. The foundation has been gaining momentum in recent years and it’s important for its growth to continue. Each one who has purchased a print or made a donation should be very proud that the passion lives on thanks to their gift. Let the passion continue to live on through the American Gelbvieh Foundation.
LONE OAK GELBVIEH Breed Leading Genetics
u Lone Oak Gelbvieh & Balancer® cattle are designed to meet the commercial cattleman’s needs. u Cattle we raise, are the cattle we feed! u With breed leading herd sires like Post Rock Silver and a Homozygous polled, calving ease red purebred like 030W Winchester, the future is bright at Lone Oak. u Give us a call anytime, and remember the Midwest Performance Bull Sale, on the first Friday in April, in Bloomfield, IA.
LGONE O AK E L B V I E H
Eric Ehresman 20963 30th St. Mechanicsville, IA 52306 firstname.lastname@example.org 319-489-2275 • 319-480-1564
Red Genetics at its best! Focusing on Maternal strength and ability!
EGL Fosters L017 ET
Red • Homozygous Polled
CIRS “Decade” 278U2 Sire: EGL Fosters John & Carla Shearer Canton, KS 620-628-4621 (H) • 620-654-6507 (C) email@example.com Gelbvieh World | 79
Gelbvieh Profit Partners
The Company of Choice when marketing your Feeder Cattle! Gelbvieh Profit Partners is a cattle management and marketing company that truly puts its money where its mouth is. We believe Gelbvieh crossed with Angus or Red Angus makes the best feeding cattle in the industry and are buying and bidding on Gelbvieh x Angus cattle (25 to 50 percent Gelbvieh, 50 to 75 percent Angus) to prove it. We are a for-profit limited liability company so our goal is clear—provide profit opportunities for our investors and increase stakeholder value. We believe Gelbvieh x Angus feeder cattle allows Profit Partners to capture efficiencies in the growing and feeding phase, while producing a high quality carcass that meets the industry target of 70 percent Choice and 70 percent Yield Grades 1 & 2. Our management team has tremendous industry experience, backed by a Board of Directors with years of cattle-feeding experience. Gelbvieh Profit Partners will offer you more and better access to data on your cattle. Visit with us to see the advantage our management team offers you.
Barry “Slim” Cook Chief Operating Officer P.O. Box 3025, Cody, WY 82414 307-272-2024
Contact GPP for marketing your Gelbvieh and Balancer® influence feeder cattle.
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Places to Be places to be Customer Appreciation Day & Open House & Private Treaty Heifer Sale
July 3-8 AGJA Twister Classic, Kearney, NE July 4 AGA office closed July 23 Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch Open House, Customer Appreciation & Private Treaty Heifer Sale, Ponteix, SK July 25 Ad Deadline for September Gelbvieh World July 31 One-rate registrations due on calves born 8/1/10 – 12/31/10
Jan. 7 NWSS Junior Gelbvieh Show, Denver, CO Jan. 8 NWSS Pen Bull Sale, Denver, CO Jan. 8 National Gelbvieh Sale, Denver, CO Jan. 9 National Gelbvieh and Balancer Show, Denver, CO Jan. 28 Lemke Cattle Bull Sale, Lawrence, NE
August 2011 Aug. 1 Calf data due for Dam of Merit program Aug. 17 Ad Deadline for October Profit Picture September 2011 When: 1:00 PM Saturday, July 23, 2011 Where: Davidson Gelbvieh Lonesome Dove Ranch Located: 6 miles south and 4 miles west from Ponteix, SK. • OR • 6 miles south and 7 miles east of Cadillac, SK.
Join us for a pasture tour of the cows and the herd bulls at 1:00 PM followed by a roast beef supper at 6:00 PM We would appreciate your reply! An Opportunity to Buy Select Calendar Year Purebred Females Accommodation: Camping is readily available in our yards OR Parkside Inn Ponteix, SK • 306-625-3553 Best Western Inn Swift Current, SK • 306-773-4660
Everyone Welcome! Davidson Gelbvieh
Vernon & Eileen Davidson Box 681 • Ponteix, SK. • Canada • S0N 1Z0 Phone: 306-625-3755 Fax: 306-625-3524 • Cell: 306-625-7863 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.davidsongelbvieh.com
Lonesome Dove Ranch
Ross & Tara Davidson & Family Box 147 • Ponteix, Sk • Canada • S0N 1Z0 Phone (306) 625-3513 Fax (306) 625-3782 • Cell (306) 625-7045 E-mail: email@example.com www.davidsonlonesomedoveranch.com
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Sept. 5 AGA office closed Sept. 10 Virginia Gelbvieh Association Picnic and Field Day, Max Meadows, VA Sept. 22-25 World Beef Expo, Milwaukee, WI Sept. 24 Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale VI, Lathrop, MO Sept. 25 Ad Deadline for November Gelbvieh World October 2011 Oct. 1 Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational, Mt. Sterling, KY Oct. 8 Circle S Ranch Open House, Canton, KS Oct. 8 Judd Ranch 21st Annual Cow Power Female Sale, Pomona, KS Oct. 8 J Bar M Gelbvieh & Hartland Farm 7th Annual Ozark Pride Production Sale, Stella, MO Oct. 22 American Royal Gelbvieh & Balancer Show, Kansas City, MO Oct. 25 Ad Deadline for December Gelbvieh World November 2011 Nov. 13 NAILE Junior Gelbvieh Show, Louisville, KY Nov. 17 NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh & Balancer Show, Louisville, KY Nov. 19 Little Windy Hill Farms You-Pick-Em Bull Sale, Max Meadows, VA Nov. 24-25 AGA office closed Nov. 28 Ad Deadline for January Gelbvieh World December 2011 Dec 3 SEGA & Friends Fall Female Sale, Pierce, CO Dec 15 Ad Deadline for Profit Picture
February 2012 Feb. 4 LeDoux Ranch Annual Production Sale, Agenda, KS Feb. 6 Taubenheim Gelbvieh Annual Production Sale, Amherst, NE Feb. 21 Cedar Top Ranch Annual Production Sale, Burwell, NE Feb. 23 Plateau Gelbvieh Bull Sale, Brush, CO Feb. 29 Grund Beef Genetics Annual Bulls Sale, Oakley, KS March 2012 Mar. 3 Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 23rd Annual Bull Sale,Swift Current, SK Mar. 3 Judd Ranch 34th Gelbvieh, Balancer & Red Angus Bull Sale, Pomona, KS Mar. 3 Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus Annual Bull Sale, Mobridge, SD Mar. 5 Hojer Ranch Annual Production Sale, Lake Preston, SD Mar. 13 Bar Arrow Cattle Co. 22nd Annual Production Sale, Phillipsburg, KS Mar. 17 Pearson Cattl Co. Annual Bull Sale, Lake City, SD Mar. 17 Post Rock Cattle Company 27th Annual Sale, Barnard, KS April 2012 Apr. 6 Midwest Performance Bull Sale, Bloomfield, IA Apr. 7 Circle S Ranch Going to Grass Sale, Canton, KS Apr. 9 Bar T Bar/Seedstock Plus Breaking Tradition Bull Sale, Yerington, NV Visit the online version of Places to Be at www.gelbvieh.org for additional dates of upcoming sales and more information an each event. Editor’s Note: If you have sale or event information for this listing, please email the information to firstname.lastname@example.org. Places to Be at www.gelbvieh.org contains additional contact information for each event.
Providing Powerful Genetics that meet Industry Demands!
Reg. #1149225 Sire: RID R Collateral Dam: BEA Ella 7000T ET • • • • •
Power Performance Substance Homozygous Polled Purebred
BABR Who Done It 901W Reg. #1118242 Sire: BEA Siverado Dam: BABR Hott Toddy
BEA Passion 001X ET
Muscle Mass • Performance • Depth Homozygous Polled • Double Black • Purebred
2011 Breeders Choice Futurity Champion and 2011 National Champion Gelbvieh Bull Purchased by Triple K Gelbvieh and Post Rock Cattle Co.
Reg. #1124574 Sire: RID R Collateral Dam: JCGR Bar GT Crossover 166S
Calving Ease • Performance • Balance Homozygous Black • Balancer® WW
BAR GT Crossfire 500W ET
Reg. # 1124853 Sire: BEA 607S Dam: BEA 7057T
Purchased by Overmiller Gelbvieh, KS
BEA Teddy 941W
Calving Ease • Milk • Fleshing Ability • Carcass Tenderness: 10 • Purebred
Owned with Ceroll Gelbvieh, SD
Wes & Brittney Spencer 605-280-0204
2011 National Champion Gelbvieh Bull Purchased from Jumping Cow Gelbvieh, CO
Jim & Barb Beastrom 605-280-5789
Shad & Brandy Ludemann 605-280-3915
Ad Index ad index 2R-2B Gelbvieh..........................................69 3 G Ranch...................................................66 Adkins Gelbvieh..........................................70 Arp Gelbvieh...............................................25 B/F Cattle Company...................................68 Bar Arrow Cattle Company...................16, 67 Bar IV Livestock..........................................67 Bar None Ranch..........................................47 Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc............................42, 66 Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch.....................70, 83 Blackhawk Cattle Company........................53 Boehler Gelbvieh.........................................68 Bow K Ranch..............................................66 Brandywine Farm........................................67 BV Ranch....................................................25 Cattlemen’s Connection................................7 C-Cross Cattle Company............................69 Cedar Top Ranch....................................2, 68 Chimney Butte Ranch.................................69 Circle S Ranch................................43, 67, 79 CJ&L Livestock..........................................70 Clinch Mountain Gelbvieh.........................70 Cranview Gelbvieh......................................69 Cunningham, Ronn....................................71 D Bar L Land and Livestock........................67 D & W Farms, LLC..............................30, 67 Danell Diamond Six Ranch.........................68 Davidson Gelbvieh......................................82 DDM Gelbvieh...........................................66 Diamond L Farms.......................................69 Double Diamond Farms..............................59 Dromgoole’s Heaven...................................70 Eagle Pass Ranch.........................................85 Ellison Gelbvieh & Angus Ranch................70 Flying H Genetics.................................68, 88 Forbes Ranch..............................................25 Gelbvieh Bull Barn......................................71 Gelbvieh Guide...........................................71 Gelbvieh Media Productions.......................74 Gelbvieh Profit Partners..............................80 Goettlich Gelbvieh Ranch...........................68
Golden Buckle Gelbvieh.............................69 Green Hills Gelbvieh...................................69 Grund Beef Genetics...................................37 Grzegorek, Dominic....................................71 GS Ridge Top Ranch...................................66 H & H Farms.............................................70 Hart Farm Gelbvieh................................4, 67 Hartland Farm............................................67 Hightower Cattle Company........................28 Hill Top Haven Farm..................................70 Hilltop Ranch.............................................84 Hodges Ranch.............................................66 Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch...........................25, 76 J & K Farms................................................66 J Bar M Gelbvieh..................................49, 68 Judd Ranch, Inc......................................3, 67 Jumping Cow Gelbvieh.........................66, 87 KG Gelbvieh...............................................65 Kicking Horse Ranch............................63, 68 Kittle Gelbvieh Farms.................................66 Knoll Crest Farm.........................................70 Lambert, Doak............................................71 Ledgerwood Gelbvieh.................................70 LeDoux Ranch................................33, 67, 81 Lemke Cattle.........................................32, 68 Leonhardt Cattle Company...................25, 70 Linquist Farms............................................66 Little Windy Hill Farms..............................70 Lone Oak Gelbvieh...............................67, 79 Longleaf Station..........................................69 M&P Gelbvieh.....................................51, 68 Maple Hill Farm.........................................66 Maple Lake Livestock Company.................69 Markes Family Farms.......................27,65, 69 Martin Cattle Company........................66, 75 Mattison Family Farm.................................67 McCabe Cattle Co./Two Step Ranch...........67 McEndaffer Beef Genetics...........................28 Middle Creek Farms........................14, 63, 68 Miller Gelbvieh...........................................66 Mitchell Marketing Service.............49. 71, 87
MLM Gelbvieh.....................................28, 68 Mulroy Farms..............................................75 National CUP Lab......................................71 NN Bar Ranch, Inc.....................................70 NS Ranch...................................................70 Overmiller Gelbvieh....................................56 Pearson Cattle Company.............................46 Plateau Gelbvieh...................................28, 66 Pleasant Meadows Farm..............................48 Pope Farms Gelbvieh...................................68 Post Rock Cattle Company.....................9, 67 Prairie Hills Gelbvieh..................................17 Purina Accuration.........................................5 Raile Gelbvieh.............................................31 Register Farms.............................................69 Rippe Gelbvieh...........................................28 Rogers Valley Farm Gelbvieh.................11, 68 Harriman, Bob............................................68 Sandy Knoll Farm.................................28, 57 Sawtooth Gelbvieh Cattle & Hay................69 Schafer Farms, Inc.......................................67 Seedstock Plus Genetics...............................71 Seedstock Plus.............................................50 Sega Gelbvieh..............................................29 Slaughter, David..............................30, 47, 67 Swanson Cattle Company...............33, 52, 68 Taubenheim Gelbvieh.................................54 The 88 Ranch..............................................68 Thorstenson Gelbvieh............................15, 70 Treble W Ranch..........................................70 Triple K Gelbvieh..................................67, 77 Volek Ranch................................................25 Warner Beef Genetics..................................86 Welle, Jack..................................................55 White Brothers............................................67 Wildwood Acres..........................................69 Wilkinson Gelbvieh....................................66
Hilltop Farms…Not a Secret Anymore! JRI Enhancer 53U21
V Hilltop Farms raised the top indexing bulls in both the Gelbvieh and Balancer® divisions at the 2011 Kansas Bull Test Sale. V Thank You to all the buyers who made Hilltop bulls the second highest selling group of any breed in the sale at $3,484. V Hilltop in-herd sires include JRI Enhancer 53U21 and Rum G Kingpin R4 and AI sires like DCSF Post Rock Granite 200P2 and Mytty In Focus.. V Our program is built on selecting females with solid phenotype that are easy fleshing and maternal.
V Feel free to give us a call anytime about our cattle and look for a strong set of bulls and female from the 2012 calf crop. 84 | July 2011
Elmer, Brenda, Brad & Benny McWilliams 18500 County Rd. 290 • Asbury, MO 64832 417-642-5871 • 417-529-0081(cell)
New Herdsires From a a Eagle Pass Ranch… a a a
Feed Efficient Carcass Merit High Performance Moderate Size Docile
Purchased by Lock and Load Syndicate:
Leachman of Colorado, Leo McDonnell, J&D Kerstians, Bar T Bar Ranch, Arp Gelbvieh, Blackhawk Cattle Co., Brandywine Farm, Wilkinson Gelbvieh, Cranview Gelbvieh and Loveless Gelbvieh. Lock and Load out gained his closest contemp by over 100 lbs, RFI tested a -1.69, had an 18” REA, ratioed 119 for marbling, and had a .4 to 93 birth to yearling spread. Outlier performance and a “Docile Disposition”.
EGL Lock and Load X415
Purchased by Leachman of Colorado Roundup is the first son sold from the National Champion Northern Dancer. He is stamped from the same mold with a huge hip, tremendous rib shape and impeccable structure, plus he is verified “Feed Efficient”.
EGL Roundup X777
Purchased by Firework Syndicate:
Cedar Top Ranch, Boehler Gelbvieh, DMD Livestock and Backward L Farms.
Firework is all about style and mass. He has a load of muscle and bone, and is trim fronted and clean sheathed.
EGL Firework X130 ET Steve Munger • Managing Partner 605-226-1537 605-380-0092 (Cell)
Nate Munger • Cowherd Manager 605-943-5690 605-380-2582 (Cell)
34261 200th St. Highmore, SD 57345 Office: 605-229-2802 Fax: 605-229-2835 E-mail:
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Obtaining Optimal Results! Visit us at: www.warnerbeef.com
Warner Beef Genetics doesn’t believe in fluff or
gimmicks! We know this is a people business and deal with you straight. We strive to make our genetics reflect that. Warner Beef customers buy genetics that are balanced in traits and optimal in performance. Our drive for innovation comes from your success! Success like, added feeder calf value at weaning, cattle feeding and grading well, and females becoming Dams of Merit.
Dan and Kate Warner 42198 Road 721, Arapahoe, NE 68922 (H) 308-962-5485 Monte Warner: 308-268-6020 Darren Warner: 308-268-2031
Give us a call or stop by to see the progress at Warner Beef Genetics.
JEMG PEARL P907 ET JEMG PEARL P907 ET SIRE: Mississippi Gambler DAM: Ms Freedom 905K7 HOMOZYGOUS POLLED. Pearl is one of our purebred donor females that has quickly risen to the top in our program. Her production has excelled here at Jumping Cow. This cow family continues to build strength starting with the dam of Pearl and foundation donor, Ms Freedom 905K7. A group of flush brothers out of Pearl were very strong in our 2011 Bull Sale with two bulls selling into purebred programs. A daughter, Pearl 540W, was the Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female at the 2010 NAILE in Louisville, KY and will be retained here at Jumping Cow to go into our donor program. Pearl is a donor that produces performance and style in her progeny with every mating. Watch for future Pearl P907 progeny sired by Rooster Cogburn, Beechjet and Yukon.
JCGR MS PEARL 540W ET
JCGR BAR GT 521W ET
SIRE: Collateral 2R DAM: Pearl P907
SIRE: Collateral 2R DAM: Pearl P907
CATTLE THAT MEET THE CHALLENGE www.jumpingcowgelbvieh.com Ramah, Colorado
Grant Thayer, Owner
303-621-2058 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Brad Ridinger, Manager
G E L B V I E H
Ofﬁce: 719-764-2327 • Cell: 303-810-0582 E-mail: email@example.com
More Muscle, Better Looks … the same great EPDs!!!
Keeping only the best for the genetics of tomorrow Flying H Genetics introduces daughters by Legacy... ✓ Outstanding phenotype ✓ Super udders ✓ Length & depth ✓ Soft made & easy fleshing ✓ Great dispositions ✓ Solid, industry focused EPDs
OZZ Ideal Legacy 56R BD: 2/16/05
Reg No.: 938507 Heterozygous Black KCF Bennett Ideal X Flying H Exclusive
CE 103/.39 BW 2.5/.77 SC .7/.33
WW 49/.66 CW 5/.50
REA 0.08/.43 MB 0.10/0.37
Contact a member of the Flying H Crew for semen or female inquiries FLYING H GENETICS Dick & Bonnie Helms Kyle & Kayla Helms Jared & Jill Wareham Nebraska Headquarters Missouri Regional Affiliate Ph: (308) 493-5411 Ph: (308) 962-6940 Cell: (417) 309-0062 firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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