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Confident People Inspire Confidence in Others
View from the Board by President Scott Starr
My Final Corner Office
From the Corner Office by Myron Edelman
46 Will You Jump?
Junior Connection by Kyle Vehige
52 Herd Assessment Deadline Approaches
Registry Tips ‘N Tricks by AGA Staff
54 Practice Makes Perfect
Out in the Field by Angela Vesco
58 Reverend Bayes and Cattle Breeding
Data Bulletin by Jared Decker, Ph.D., Beef Genetics Extension and Computational Genomics, University of Missouri
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Confident People Inspire Confidence in Others By Scott Starr
s I write this article, it is shortly after I have learned of the departure of a valued staff member, our Executive Director Myron Edelman. I personally will miss his confidence and the vision he brought to our breed and board meetings. Confident people inspire confidence in other people, and I have witnessed this firsthand through the staff that Myron has assembled. Some started as very shy interns and have developed into enthusiastic, driven, and valuable partners of our breed. Confidence is doing what you believe is right, even if others criticize you for it. We all have different opinions and all may be right, however, you must work within your means and accomplish what you feel is the most important for the betterment of the organization. Myron did this and stood behind his vision. For this, I thank him very much. Where will this lead us? It has left us with staff members that will carry on the exceptional characteristics that they have developed. We have been down this road before. The wheels have not come off the bus. We may need a new bus driver, but the bus will roll on. The reason we are where we are as a breed is because of the breeders. We have always been a very commercially accepted breed for the commercial producers who have had the vision to utilize our cattle. We have always had issues with the majority of the industry seeing us as a major component to the beef industry and Myron and staff have started to change this misconception. In all my life, and we have been lifetime members since 1974, I have never seen our breed held in such a positive light and acceptance. This is due to several reasons. First, and I can’t emphasize this one enough, we as breeders have always bred profitable, functional, industryquality cattle regardless of verbal misconceptions. Next, was our second and third strategic plans that were well laid out and started to relay the Gelbvieh and
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Balancer® message to the industry. And lastly, was when the AGA Board, along with Myron and staff, placed emphasis on stragic advertising like Superior Livestock Auction and CattleFax to distribute the positive Gelbvieh and Balancer message to the industry. All of a sudden we can see the light at the end of the tunnel and it is shining like the Northern Star. In the future I do not see anything changing but increasing the growth of our breed. This last year was the first in a while to see membership growth. It’s one of many testaments to our pull-through marketing
e have been down this road before. The wheels have not come off the bus. We may need a new bus driver, but the bus will roll on. The reason we are where we are as a breed is because of the breeders. efforts that will do nothing but gain acceptance. Our junior program is dynamic and our breeders have their nose to the ground breeding commercially accepted cattle. The fact is that our breed is the most fertile, has industry-demanded growth traits, and carcass quality and dressing ability that can compete with any breed. We as breeders by and large, have never chased the fads, which have placed so many others in a vulnerable spot regarding industry acceptance. Keep in mind that the five major breeds that have commercial acceptance currently in the U.S. are the viable ones in the beef industry today. Those that have chased fads are not; this is a fact that we must keep in mind! Confident people inspire confidence in other people. We as breeders need to stay confident and the rest of the industry will be confident in our genetics! Keep breeding cattle that calve easy, are fertile with good udders and dispositions, have optimal growth, and will hang up a profitable carcass with an eating experience that will keep U.S. beef in demand worldwide. “A lion never loses sleep over the opinions of sheep!” Don’t worry about the sheep; let’s become the lion of the beef industry! D
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eef breed associations carry a unique responsibility of serving the beef industry as a scientific arm for the development of selection tools that are used to describe the cattle in the pedigree record of each breed. That very responsibility is intricate due to the diversity of goals among the cattle breeders that makes up a membership of any one association. The American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) has a strategic plan (Meeting Modern Industry Demands) in place that aligns the responsibility of providing services and tools that are beneficial for both the AGA membership as well as their commercial customers.
The continued evolution of the AGA purpose is dependent on association leadership directing that growth and progress as well as the staff talent available to execute the game plan under the direction of the AGA board. The nominating committee has done the diligence necessary to identify candidates for the AGA Board of Directors for the entire membership to elect skilled individuals capable of guiding this organization. The current AGA board is populated with 15 individuals that have vast experience in business administration, technical knowledge of animal breeding, cattle feeding and commercial cowcalf operations. The skill and talent of the AGA board makes AGA well equipped to capitalize on the strong marketable position that the Gelbvieh and Balancer® breed possesses in order to serve the beef industry well. As the leader of the staff team, I am more than pleased with the capabilities and dedication of the current AGA staff. The ability of this staff to function as a cohesive unit proves operational stability for the association. This combined with the breed’s ability to competitively offer superior genetics provides opportunity for profitability to AGA stakeholders. Together, a focused board of directors and the adept staff is a solid foundation for the future of the AGA. The confirmation of the advancement of Gelbvieh and Balancer genetics is in organizational growth. The AGA has experienced growth in the most recent three years. As was reported at the AGA National
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Convention held in Wichita, Kansas, in December 2017, the AGA has experienced an increase in cowherd inventory, registrations of progeny from those cows, bulls transferred to non-AGA members, and finally a large increase in the AGA membership recorded at the end of the most recent fiscal year of nearly 10 percent. Gelbvieh is growing with the assistance of a strategic plan that is directionally sound. I consider it a rare privilege to have served as the executive director of the AGA for the last nearly four years. I have relished in the Gelbvieh experience and have had the opportunity to build many lifelong relationships in that time with the membership, customers, staff, and industry partners. With that said, I will have completed my last day at the AGA on February 28, 2018, and will be embarking on a new challenge that allows me to continue to grow those relationships with hopes of benefitting the entire beef industry. I am thankful for the opportunity to have served the AGA. I will close with a common quote that is familiar to those that have read my articles and heard me speak before, “Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars,” Khalil Gibran. I encourage the AGA to cultivate the experiences gained from past scars, embrace challenges that lie ahead, and follow the Meeting Modern Industry Demands Strategic Plan toward the continuation of growing and strengthening Gelbvieh. Sincerely,
Myron G. Edelman
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AGA Assembles in the Wheat State for National Convention By Rebecca Mettler
he American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) held the 47th Annual AGA National Convention, themed “Meeting Modern Industry Demands: Setting the Standard,” in Wichita, Kansas, on December 7-9, 2017. GeneSeek® was the title sponsor of the event for the third straight year. The well-attended event brought together AGA members from 18 states. The AGA was also joined by three representatives from the Canadian Gelbvieh Association to discuss future synergies between the two organizations.
influenced cattle fit into that scenario. In a deviation from past conventions, Myron Edelman gave the state of the association address during the Opening General Session. Edelman reported growth in several areas of the association, including expansion of the cowherd inventory over the last three years, increased transfers, and three straight years of the highest revenue in Association history.
Cattle Industry Tour The cattle industry tour during convention continues to be a popular event for attendees. This year at convention, the AGA toured In Vitro Frontiers in Wichita, Kansas. In Vitro Frontiers is a bovine in vitro laboratory. They also provide their customers with embryo biopsy and embryo cryopreservation. Over 50 convention attendees visited the facility and learned about exciting new technologies that have the potential to further revolutionize the beef industry.
Opening General Session New this year was the Opening General Session, which was held to welcome attendees to convention and set the stage for a productive few days of conducting Association business, networking and celebrating the successes of 2017 for the Gelbvieh and Balancer® breed. Scott Starr, AGA president, started off the session by welcoming everyone to convention. He then introduced the AGA Board of Directors candidates. Starr also presented on current industry dynamics, the National Beef Quality Audit, and predictions for the future of the beef industry and how Gelbvieh-
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Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup The commercial beef industry was the primary focus of the Third Annual Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup, which was held on Friday, December 8.
47th Annual AGA National Convention GW Myron Edelman set the stage for a productive day of learning through his overview of the beef industry and how Gelbvieh fit the needs of a growing beef industry. Kevin Unger, Lincoln County Feedyard and Leachman Cattle Company of Colorado, spoke about his vast knowledge of cattle feeding and what drives profitability on the ranch. Donnell Brown, Beef Improvement Federation president and owner of R.A. Brown Ranch in Throckmorton, Texas, gave an entertaining and thought provoking presentation titled, “The 10 Commandments of Bull Selection.” Afterward, everyone headed to Wichita’s Old Town district to Distillery 244 Old Town for the Bull Pen Session, which gives convention attendees and Cattlemen’s Profit Roundup speakers the opportunity to continue the conversations and questions surrounding the afternoon’s presentations.
AGA Annual Meeting The AGA Annual Meeting was held Saturday, December 9. Member participation was steady with last year. Association business during the annual meeting included the election of the AGA Board of Directors for 2018 to fill vacant positions due to term expirations. Committee chairs/co-chairs presented the committee reports. The meeting ended with a question and answer session with the 2017 AGA executive committee.
We’re Already Gearing Up for Next Year Thank you to all who attended the 47th Annual AGA National Convention! Get set for the 48th Annual AGA National Convention, which will take place at the Nashville Airport Marriott in Nashville, Tennessee, on November 28-30, 2018! Specific details will be released at a later date. D
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All-Access Pass to AGA Executive Committee By Rebecca Mettler
he 2017 American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Board of Directors executive committee held a question and answer session during the annual meeting at the AGA National Convention. This was a new addition to the annual meeting and provided an opportunity for members in attendance to ask big picture and thought-provoking questions.
can tie to. We need to try to push toward fertility and longevity as a breed because those traits keep us number one.
The 2017 executive committee consisted of Scott Starr, president; Andy LeDoux, vice president; Duane Strider, secretary; Walter Teeter, treasurer; and Myron Edelman, AGA executive director. Read along as the AGA leadership answers some important questions on the minds of AGA members in attendance.
Strider: I’d like us to launch a campaign with local stockyards. I know most of you go into stockyards and see certain breeds on the wall. Maybe get posters to promote our cattle. In the Southeast we just see one breed of cattle on the wall. I’d like to see us promote our strengths in that arena more than what we’ve done in the past.
Q: How do we best prove Gelbvieh and Balancer maternal efficiency to the commercial industry? Starr: One thing I push for is fertility and I think fertility is the number one factor affecting profitability in a commercial beef cow business. We’ve taken some steps with the stayability expected progeny difference (EPD) and if you analyze that, it’s a number that we
LeDoux: I’d say the easiest way to make our commercial producers profitable is just make sure that they are utilizing hybrid vigor through crossbreeding with Gelbvieh.
Teeter: The testimony is from our customers who are already using Gelbvieh and who understand the maternal advantage is key. We need to keep using those in our promotions. There’s no better recommendation than from someone who’s already using our breed. Edelman: Two of the speakers at Cattlemen’s Profit
The 2017 AGA Executive Committee: (left to right) Myron Edelman, AGA executive director; Scott Starr, AGA president; Andy LeDoux, AGA vice president; Duane Strider, AGA secretary; Walter Teeter, AGA treasurer.
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GW 47th Annual AGA National Convention continued from page 12 Roundup would be considered competitors of ours. Collaboration like that probably doesn’t happen a lot of times with breed associations. Also, the fact that we are calculating maternal data with other breed associations gives us the opportunity to come to the forefront when being compared to other breeds.
Q: What do you feel has been the high point for AGA in 2017? Starr: To me the high point is identifying the need for the retraining. Now, it caused a lot of heartburn and we had errors that fell upon ourselves; we admit that and apologize for that. But after the retraining is the first time that I’ve looked at EPDs in a while coming from our national cattle evaluation (NCE) that I really felt the EPDs fit the cattle. In talking with people on the technical committee, including Dr. Matt Spangler, extension beef geneticist specialist with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, he believes that the EPDs are really on target based on the phenotypes that he can see. But, the most exciting thing in the future is BOLT. LeDoux: The high point of 2017 is probably this convention. I know we’ve gone through the growing pains and adversity in this breed and I’m glad everyone came together this morning [at the breed improvement and member education combined committee meeting] and made a very important decision regarding BOLT because it’s obviously our future. (The joint committee meeting voted and passed the decision to transition to the BOLT genetic evaluation as soon as it is available. Coverage of that meeting can be found on page 14.) I also commend our staff. We have a really good staff and they continue to set the bar higher for us as a breed. Strider: The high point is seeing our cattle gain relevance in the industry. I think we are seeing our cattle get more respected in the feeder industry and I think that has come about certainly by getting the Gelbvieh message there through the venues we’ve seen. In my part of the world we are starting to see some Balancer® cattle traded on Superior Livestock Auction, which hasn’t been done in the past. That’s one of the things we need to celebrate. Teeter: I think the fact that we ended the year with 100 more members than we started with should be celebrated too, that’s an important step for the breed. Edelman: Walter’s point is spot on and Andy said we have gone through some growing pains. With all that we still ended the year with 100 members bigger than
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we had. We had more registrations and more transfers than we’ve had in three years. Growth, growth, growth! We have to get bigger and we have. That’s the testament to the strength of the breed.
Q: What are the biggest challenges we are going to face in 2018? Starr: What I hope it’s not is BOLT. We’ve established a solid three-year trend of growth after several years of sliding down and to me that presents a challenge. Every year you have to step up your game. Continuing to make those improvements is going to be a challenge and keeping up with all of the industry and technology that comes. It just comes harder and faster every time you blink your eyes. Teeter: One of our challenges is going to be rebuilding our members’ confidence in our numbers (EPDs). And I think everyone in this room is able to help us do that. The board is going to do their part, staff is going to do their part, and you can too.
Q: What’s next? Strider: I’m very pleased with the strides that we’ve made with our cattle in the last decade. What’s next is embracing technology and selling that to our membership. I think one of the keys is going to be social media, as a lot of our membership doesn’t like to communicate on email even at this point. Continue getting our message out there to the millennials and keep our product even getting better than it is going forward. LeDoux: I hope as a breed we can keep working on synergistic things with other partners in the industry and try to keep us ahead of our competition. We can make some moves and keep moving forward. Starr: What’s next is just a continual push to get more market share of the commercial industry. Pullthrough marketing helps everybody in this room if we have strong demand. We’ve started a relationship with Superior Livestock Auction, but we have to continue pushing harder to get the Gelbvieh and Balancer message to the industry. D
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Committees Take a Giant Step to Advance the Breed By AGA Staff
merican Gelbvieh Association (AGA) committees play an essential role in shaping the organization. AGA members present at the breed improvement and member education joint committee meetings held at the 47th Annual AGA National Convention took an extraordinary position in relation to the genetic advancement of the breed.
progeny difference (EPD).
With a BOLT release on the horizon, the committee meeting attendees also took action to educate the entire AGA membership. The AGA staff is tasked with providing multiple educational tools to explain the BOLT transition. A vote was made at the committee level to provide the membership with an educational video and other AGA The group voted to communications, adopt BOLT technology including a formal letter as soon as it became mailed to the entire AGA available. BOLT is the he vote of confidence the membership once a set single-step method membership placed on the date for BOLT release genetic evaluation importance of genetic prediction will is provided by the IGS software that promises team and approved to be the future of the serve the AGA well in the future. by the AGA technical national cattle evaluation committee and AGA (NCE). The software is Board of Directors. currently being tested Members in attendance alongside International at the joint committee meeting also expressed the need Genetic Solution’s (IGS) traditional, two-step genetic for association-wide acceptance and stated that it is evaluation. BOLT is the acronym for Biometric Open also up to members present at the committee meeting Language Tools. to educate their fellow AGA members on the BOLT BOLT, is a single-step process that essentially transition. removes the second step of the current evaluation
called “blending” that combines the molecular breeding values (MBVs) with NCE expected progeny differences (EPDs) in the current two-step evaluation model. The process will again make EPDs more accurate and the calculating of those EPDs more efficient. In doing so, more frequent NCE runs in the future are anticipated. The vote of confidence the membership placed on the importance of genetic prediction will serve the AGA well in the future. IGS is currently in the final stages of testing BOLT software and a full BOLT genetic evaluation is on the horizon. Currently, the NCE multi-breed genetic evaluation does include a BOLT stayability expected
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The AGA Board of Directors finalized the committees’ actions on the last day of convention during their follow-up board meeting.
The success of this committee meeting is wide reaching in its effect on the AGA. This is just one example of how important decisions are made at the committee level and how each member has the power to enact change for the good of the organization. D
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AMGV1379457 • Balancer 38 Sire: Thomas Top Hand 0536 Polled • Black Tenderness: 7 • Doc: 6
CED BW WW YW MK TM CEM HP PG30 ST YG CW REA MB $Cow FPI EPI
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GW 47th Annual AGA National Convention
Sindt Named Gelbvieh Association Commercial Producer of the Year
dam Sindt of Franklin, Nebraska, was honored as the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Commercial Producer of the Year during the awards banquet held at the 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention in Wichita, Kansas. Sindt was joined by Aly, his wife, at the banquet. Stuart Jarvis of Bar Arrow Cattle Company, Phillipsburg, Kansas, presented Sindt with the award. The AGA Commercial Producer of the Year Award honors individuals who use Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics in progressive commercial cattle operations and are proactive in their promotion of the Gelbvieh and Balancer breed. Sindt and his father, Steve, run approximately 450 head of commercial cows and feed out all of their own calves. In addition, they also raise corn,
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Photo caption (above): Stuart Jarvis (right), Phillipsburg, Kansas, presented the AGA Commercial Producer of the Year Award to Adam Sindt (left), Franklin, Nebraska.
soybeans, and alfalfa. The operation started buying Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls five years ago to improve the performance of the calves out of their British-based cowherd. Sindt selects bulls based on terminal traits, as their goal is to raise cattle that perform well in the feedyard and on the rail. Because the operation’s focus pinpoints feedyard performance and carcass quality traits, they choose to feed out all calves raised on the farm and purchase replacement females. The Sindts are one of the few producers in their area that finish out their own calves. This provides him with the information needed to make adjustments to his cowherd in order to make his calves more profitable in a feedyard setting. Adam also says that finishing out his own calves gives him a chance to market their grain through the cattle. Last year, the Sindts sold their home-raised cattle on the grid where they finished 92.5 percent Choice and Prime with 90 percent Yield Grade 1, 2, and 3. Sindt says feeding out their own calves provides him with information needed to make adjustments to his cowherd in order to make his calves more profitable in the feedyard setting. D
47th Annual AGA National Convention GW Prosser Named Gelbvieh Association Breeder of the Year
ob and Judy Prosser of Bar T Bar Ranches, Winslow, Arizona, were honored as the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Breeder of the Year for 2017 during the awards banquet held at the 47th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention in Wichita, Kansas.
seedstock and quality beef for the consumer and they are dedicated to being stewards of the land. In 1993 the Diablo Trust was formed by the Prosser family and the Metzger family of Flying M Ranch to create a collaborative process for developing ideas to help protect open spaces and healthy habitats. The Arizona Section Society of Range Management awarded Bob and Judy the 2016 Range Managers of the Year. Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc. has been a member of the American Gelbvieh Association since 1984. Bob Prosser is a former AGA Board Member and is an active member of AGA committees, including the breed improvement committee. Bob Prosser was also awarded the 2017 Cattleman of the Year award by the Arizona Cattlemenâ€™s Association. D
Photo caption (above): John Burbank (left), Saint Catharine, Missouri, presented the AGA Breeder of the Year Award to Bob Prosser (right) of Bar T Bar Ranches, Winslow, Arizona.
Bob Prosser was present at the AGA awards banquet to accept the award. John Burbank of Seedstock Plus, St. Catharine, Missouri, presented Prosser with the award. Bob and Judy Prosser own and operate Bar T Bar Ranches which covers 326,200 acres of private, state and U.S. Forest Service lands between Winslow and Happy Jack, Arizona. The operation consists of about 400 registered BalancerÂŽ, Gelbvieh, and Angus females, 1,200 commercial cows and 800 replacement females. Bar T Bar Ranch sells around 200 bulls every April in their annual bull sale. All bulls are DNA tested and proven feed efficient. Bar T Bar utilizes individual feed efficiency testing with their on-theranch GrowSafe unit. Bob and Judy are committed to raising quality
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GW 47th Annual AGA National Convention
Ken Thorstenson Inducted Posthumously into Gelbvieh Hall of Fame
en Thorstenson of Selby, South Dakota, was inducted posthumously into the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Hall of Fame for 2018. The induction took place during the awards banquet at the 47th Annual AGA National Convention in Wichita, Kansas. Ken’s son, Vaughn Thorstenson; daughter-in-law, Wendy; and granddaughter, Gina, were present at the awards ceremony to accept the accolade on behalf of Ken. Lori Maude, Hermosa, South Dakota, presented the award to the Thorstenson family.
success to the ranch, not only for the Gelbvieh herd, but also for the Angus herd lending to the great foundation for the ranch’s Balancer® cowherd. Today, Thorstenson Gelbvieh, also known as Lazy TV Ranch, has continued to build on Ken’s legacy since his passing in 2010. The operation will host its 37th annual bull sale at the ranch this March where they will offer 200 Gelbvieh, Balancer and Angus bulls. D
The AGA Hall of Fame recognizes individuals for their lasting contribution to the growth and development of the Gelbvieh breed. Hall of fame inductee selection criterion includes contributions to breed promotion efforts, leadership provided to the association and the breeding of superior genetics that are of great influence within the Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle population. Ken Thorstenson was among the first cattlemen in the United States to use imported Gelbvieh semen and seedstock to expand his herd. Thorstenson Gelbvieh was established in 1975 when they began selling bulls through private treaty. The operation held its first annual bull sale at St. Onge Livestock in St. Onge, South Dakota, in 1982. Throughout the years, Ken purchased many elite herd sires that brought great
Breed-leading performace cattle from Thorstenson Gelbvieh.
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Lori Maude, Hermosa, South Dakota, presented the Ken Thorstenson family, Selby, South Dakota, with the 2018 American Gelbvieh Association Hall of Fame award on behalf of Ken Thorstenson. Left to right: Gina Thorstenson, Wendy Thorstenson, Vaughn Thorstenson, Lori Maude.
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BBDM Bolton Pay Day 45C x JOB Danell Josephine 33C
BD: 2-2-17 • BW: 79 lbs. • 205 WT: 784 lbs.
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BBDM Bolton Pay Day 45C • sire of JOB 68E CED 15 15% BW -2.2 15% WW 73 25% YW 117 15% MK 27 TM 64 15% CEM 10 3% HP 7.18 20% PG30 1.73 15% ST 12 20% YG -0.50 5% CW 36 25% REA 0.53 20% MB 0.29 $Cow 109.77 15% FPI 86.05 10% EPI 125.54
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AGA Board of Directors Action Points
he American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Board of Directors met December 6-9, 2017, at the Hyatt Regency Wichita, in Wichita, Kansas, during the 47th Annual AGA National Convention. The following is a list of action points approved by the Board: 1. Accept financial statements as presented.
2. Accept finance committee recommendation to separate the American Gelbvieh Foundation audited statement from the American Gelbvieh Association audited statement. 3. Change all references of the Association’s office address and city to current office location. 4. Breed improvement committee to look into heterosis effect and make sure the calculation that is being used matches the Gelbvieh rules.
5. Approve minutes from August 2017 board meeting as presented with strike to “which will allow for continued development of GE-EPDs and genetic evaluation” on page 5, paragraph 4. 6. The March 2018 board of directors meeting will take place in Fort Worth, Texas, on March 21-23, 2018. 7. The August 2018 board meeting will take place in Sheridan, Wyoming, August 20-22, 2018. 8. Elected new officers for 2018. Scott Starr, president; John Carrel, vice president; Walter Teeter, treasurer; Klint Sickler, secretary.
9. Direct the executive committee to start looking into negotiations with DigitalBeef. 10. Add to rule 6A, prior to release of EPDs from any further NCE runs or the initial BOLT run, EPDs should be properly vetted and validated by a third party and simultaneously the board should have 48 hours to review EPDs on their own cowherd. 11. The range of acceptable days of age for WW should be 160-250 days in the rule II. E. 9. B.
12. Accept breed improvement committee recommendation to adopt BOLT as soon as it is available. 13. Accept breed improvement committee recommendation to develop an educational video with information about BOLT provided by AGA staff. 14. Include a physically mailed letter to the membership to explain BOLT.
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Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female Gelbvieh Champion Junior Heifer BCFG Butlers Ms Dixie 283D Clint Main, Seymour, Ind. Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W
Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Female Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Heifer GHGF Deanna 77D Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C. Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X
Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull Gelbvieh Champion Junior Bull GGGE 3G Die Cast 637D Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, Ky. Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z
Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Bull Gelbvieh Champion Senior Bull Calf GDV T Bar S Ace’s High 209D Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo. Sire: GDV T Bar S Reload 27A ET
Champions Chosen at National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show Results by Kelsi Christian and Megan Slater Photos by Kelsi Christian and Rebecca Mettler
he National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show took place at the National Western Stock Show on Monday, January 8, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. Judge Randy Mullinix, Toulon, Illinois, evaluated the 42 Gelbvieh females, 36 Gelbvieh bulls, 78 Balancer females, and 30 Balancer bulls.
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Grand Champion Balancer Female Balancer Champion Cow-Calf Pair EGL Vivian C1083 J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D. Sire: Eagle Pass Final Answer 1047
Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Female Balancer Champion Winter Heifer Calf EGL Lass E3200 J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D. Sire: EGL Lifeline B101
Grand Champion Balancer Bull Balancer Champion Junior Bull GGGE 3G Double Agent 602 D Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke Nâ€™ Mirrors
Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Bull Balancer Champion Spring Bull Calf MDR First Step 7549E Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla. Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72
Premier Breeder Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, N.C.
Premier Exhibitor Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind.
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Gelbvieh Females Gelbvieh Spring Heifer Calf
Class 1 Gelbvieh Champion Spring Heifer Calf GHGF Zelda 20E Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, N.C/ French Farms, Clifty, Ky.. Sire: GHGF Young Gun C310
Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf SEPT RCO No Tan Lines E273 September Farms/Riddle & Co., Franklin, Neb. Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72
April 4 to May 4, 2017 1. SEPT RCO No Tan Lines E273, September Farms/ Riddle & Co., Franklin, Neb., Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72; 2. PHS ProHart Tiffany 728E, Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, Colo., Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET; 3. RID R Lee Ann 7118E, JP Triple K Farm, Palmyra, Mo., Sire: RID R High Noon 1408B ET
Class 2 Gelbvieh Champion Winter Heifer Calf VOS 909E Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo. Sire: FHG Flying H MR Traction 45B
Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Winter Heifer Calf SKYC BCFG-SKYS Eleanor 282E Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill. Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44
March 6 to March 30, 2017 1. GHGF Zelda 20E, Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, N.C./French Farms, Clifty, Ky., Sire: GHGF Young Gun C310; 2. TTTT 4T Lady Arabella, 4T Ranch, Stillwater Okla., Sire: TTTT Who’s Hott ET B1416; 3. PHS ProHart Donna 723E, Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, Colo., Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET Gelbvieh Winter Heifer Calf
Gelbvieh Champion Senior Heifer Calf POST Post Rock Wilma 334D8 ET Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, Kan. Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8
Gelbvieh Champion Intermediate Heifer PHS ProHart Brandy 634D Cross Seven Ranch, Las Animas, Colo. Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET
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Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf GHGF Bella 58D Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C./ French Farms, Clifty, Ky. Sire: GHGF Zeus 61Z
Balancer Champion Spring Heifer Calf BCFG Butlers Elize 730E Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn. Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z
February 14 to February 26, 2017 1. CIRS 22YE, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan., Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8; 2. GHGF Priscilla 67E, Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C., Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X; 3. HIGH Ms Elvira 9E42 ET, Hightower Cattle Company LLC, La Cygne, Kan., Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83
February 1 to February 7, 2017
1. DCSF Pettit’s Laura 42E2, Blair Vohs, Bucyrus, Kan., Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8; 2. DCSF Post Rock Wilma 52E8 ET, Quentin Clark, Barnard, Kan., Sire: DCSF Post Rock Astronaut 157A; 3. PLA Miss Elegant 701E ET, Plateau Gelbvieh, Peetz, Colo., Sire: CCRO Carolina Exclusive 1230Y
January 10 to January 30, 2017 1. VOS 909E, Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo., Sire: FHG Flying H MR Traction 45B; 2. SKYC BCFG-SKYS Eleanor 282E, Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill., Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44; 3. JCOV Miss Elise 707E, Justin Covington, Montrose, Colo., Sire: YJMR Iron Horse A16 Gelbvieh Senior Heifer Calf
November 6 to November 21, 2016 1. GAMB Dixie D168, Breckon Murray, Kingfisher, Okla., Sire: VRT Lazy TV Sam U451; 2. LLLJ London Crush 44D1, Jessie Lowe, Adrian, Mo., Sire: HIGH Stands Alone 9B73 ET
October 7 to October 8, 2016 1. POST Post Rock Wilma 334D8 ET, Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, Kan., Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8; 2. GHGF Bella 58D, Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C./French Farms, Clifty,
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Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf RAAB BCFG Ms. Evangeline 413E ET Aidan Raab, Markle, Ind. Sire: S A V Brilliance 8077
Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Heifer Calf MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Okla. Sire: Dameron First Class
September 3 to September 8, 2016 1. HTFK MS Dolly D6, Kyler L Camerer, Asbury, Mo., Sire: BABR Influencial 4241B ET; 2. PHS ProHart Tiffany 638D, Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, Colo., Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET Gelbvieh Intermediate Heifer
Balancer Champion Senior Heifer Calf GHGF Delilah 655D Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C. Sire: Gambles Hot Rod 9620
Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf BCFG Butlers Ms Daisy 28D3 ET Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn. Sire: AHL Flashback 446B
June 20, 2016 1. PHS ProHart Brandy 634D, Cross Seven Ranch, Las Animas, Colo., Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET Gelbvieh Junior Heifer
April 14, 2016 1. CIRS Daisy 44D, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan., Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8
Class 15 Balancer Champion Intermediate Heifer GGGE 3G Cowgirl Dixie 6102D Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: S S Hoover Dam B115
Balancer Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer RID R Ima’s Pride 6117D ET Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo. Sire: WPRA Legacy A-314
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Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Heifer BRAX Delilah D26 Braxton Murray, Kingfisher, Okla. Sire: BAG Mr Quick Sand 135 A
January 11 to January 28, 2016 1. RID R Halle 6013D, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo., Sire: AAD R Lawman 1467B; 2. BDCG DC 39D4, Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo., Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72
Balancer Females Balancer Spring Heifer Calf
May 1 to May 11, 2017 1. WORR Rumors Make Ya Famous 407E, Worrell Enterprises, Mason, Texas, Sire: PZCT PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET; 2. DCSF QTN Lee Ann 249E8, Quentin Clark, Barnard, Kan., Sire: VLK C503 Young Gun
March 2 to March 21, 2016 1. BCFG Butlers MS Dixie 283D, Clint Main, Seymour, Ind., Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W; 2. GHGF Deanna 77D, Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C., Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X; 3. VLK D649 Harper ET, Jaycie Forbes, De Smet, S.D., Sire: VLK A301 Highmore
April 4 to April 24, 2017 1. BCFG Butlers Elize 730E, Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn., Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z; 2. RAAB BCFG Ms. Evangeline 413 ET, Aidan Raab, Merkle Ind., Sire: SAV Brilliance 8077; 3. MDR Empress 706E, Taryn Cook, Lindsay, Okla., Sire: MDR Gallagher Rule 3020A
February 7 to February 19, 2016 1. RUPP Roxi 623D, Rupp Ranch, Perry, Okla., Sire: JRI Crusader 285Y99; 2. COV Miss 662D,
March 18 to March 29, 2017 1. BABR 7200E, Trey Struck, Hartford, S.D., Sire: BABR 5203C; 2. DLW MS Copperfield 707E Of 219,
Class 16 Balancer Champion Junior Heifer BCFG Butlers Ms Dolly 1315D Alexandria Raab, Markle, Ind. Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z
Covington Gelbvieh, Montrose, Colo., Sire: VRT Lazy TV Tank X315
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Balancer Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf GHGF Terminal Velocity E03 Garrett Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C. Sire: BGGR Gravity 803A
Balancer Champion Winter Bull Calf OGSG OVER Enshrined 028E Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, Kan. Sire: OVER Cooperstown 350C
Balancer Reserve Champion Winter Bull Calf GGGE 3G Extra Money 709E Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. Sire: GGGE 3G EZ Money 209Z
Balancer Champion Senior Bull Calf DCSF Post Rock Dividend 375D8 ET Post Rock Cattle Company, Barnard, Kan. Sire: Basin Payweight 1682
Balancer Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf DMS Stuckys Dak ET Stucky Beef Genetics, Salina, Kan. Sire: Sandpoint Butkus X797
Balancer Reserve Champion Junior Bull MDR Pistol Pete 6566D Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla. Sire: MDR Silver Bandito 3505A ET
Balancer Champion Two-Year-Old Bull BNW Concho 5131C ET Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Model, Colo. Sire: SYD Stampede 6122S ET
Gelbvieh Champion Spring Bull Calf VLK E729 War Cloud Britney Volek, Highmore, S.D. Sire: BABR 5201C Reload ET
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Gentry Warner, Beaver City, Neb., Sire: SEPT Copperfield ET C161; 3. GABH MS Dirty Laundry 709E, Gabrielle Hammer, Wallace, Kan., Sire: GRU John 316C
March 2 to March 15, 2017 1. VLK E724 Quinn, Brittney Volek, Highmore, S.D., Sire: VLK C503 Young Gun; 2. SEPT Hell Cat Maggie ET E513, Madalynn Welsh, Franklin, Neb., Sire: SAV Brilliance 8077; 3. BEA 7300E ET 7106E, Jim & Barb Beastrom, Pierre, S.D., Sire: BABR Secret Brand 2100Z ET Balancer Winter Heifer Calf
February 12 to February 26, 2017 1. EGL Lass E3200, J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D., Sire: EGL Lifeline B101; 2. MDR Evie 704E, Taryn Cook, Lindsay, Okla., Sire: MDR Top Dog 4318B; 3. EGL Emilena E018, Brooke Nowack, Bland, Mo., Sire: EGL Barrett B050
February 1 to February 8, 2017 1. MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET, Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Okla., Sire: Dameron First Class 896; 2. JNCC BROK Miss Dimension 710E, Brooke Nowack, Bland, Mo., Sire: EXAR Denver 2002B; 3. RAIL Ellie N 714E, Raile Gelbvieh/ Balancer, Saint Francis, Kan., Sire: RAIL King James 3127A 127A
January 7 to January 31, 2017 1. GAMB Esmeralda E12, Murray Farms, Kingfisher, Okla., Sire: R B Tour Of Duty 177; 2. JRI Ms My Payday 68E2, Lily Judd, Pomona, Kan., Sire: Basin Payweight 1682; 3. SEPT RCO Rock N Roll E172 ET, Steinkruger Farms, Upland, Neb., Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors 639S Balancer Senior Heifer Calf
December 12 to December 29, 2016 1. SEPT RCO Rhythm N Rap D4001 ET, September Farms/ Riddle & Co., Franklin, Neb., Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors 639S; 2. LWHF Sugar and Spice 950D, Little Windy Hill Farms, Max Meadows, Va., Sire: PCC Witten 111A; 3. GDV T Bar S Michelle 151D, Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo., Sire: R4RA Conquest 254
November 5 to November 2, 2016 1. GHGF Delilah 655D, Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C., Sire: Gambles Hot Rod 9620; 2. KDV T Bar S Dutchess 121D, Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo., Sire: Stevenson Weigh Up 41163; 3. WORR Sharing Rumors 407D, Little Windy Hill Farms, Max Meadows, Va., Sire: WORR Sedgwick’s Raptor208B
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Connealy Black Granite x Bennett Acclaim
Homo Black Scurred Balancer BW: 92 • 205 Day Ratio: 114
Complete Performance Data Available
Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf RWG Exact Combination 7409 Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, AB Sire: RWG Right Combination 5506
Gelbvieh Champion Winter Bull Calf JLSL Apollo 759E Ledgerwood Gelbvieh, Clarkston, Wash. Sire: JDPD Time Traveler 450X
October 1 to October 8, 2016 1. JNCC Grand Finale 672D, Cameron Nowack, Bland, Mo., Sire: Connealy Final Product 7212; 2. BDCG Reba S56D3, Steinkruger Farms, Upland, Neb., Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8
Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Winter Bull Calf HTFM Mr Equalizer E711 Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo. Sire: CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A
Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf GHGF Whole Lotta Love 53D1 ET Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, N.C. Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X
September 15 to September 26, 2016 1. BCFG Butlers Ms Daisy 28D3 ET, Butler Creek Farms, Milton, Tenn., Sire: AHL Flashback 446B; 2. TJB Veronica Z269 657D, September Farms, Franklin, Neb./ Madalynn Welsh, Franklin, Neb., Sire: BC Balance 516-7; 3. HTFG Ms Dani D1618, Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo., Sire: BABR Branded Man 3400A Balancer Intermediate Heifer
Class 15 Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Junior Bull GHGF Cow Town D536 Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, N.C. Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X
Gelbvieh Champion Two-Year Old Bull AAD R One Eyed Jack 5009C Linda Shafer, Strasburg, Colo./ Ridinger Cattle Co., Deer Trail, Colo. Sire: RID R Collateral 2R
August 30, 2016 1. RID R Ima’s Pride 6117D ET, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo., Sire: WPRA Legacy A-314
May 6, 2016 1. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Dixie 6102D, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., Sire: SS Hoover Dam B115 Balancer Junior Heifer Gelbvieh Reserve Champion Two-Year Old Bull RWG Right Combination 5506 Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, AB. Sire: RWG War Admiral 2528
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April 1, 2016 1. SYD Boondocks Butter Cup 6068D, Josh Waller,
Trinidad, Colo., Sire: BGGR Gravity 803A
March 9 to March 11, 2016 1. EGL MS Smitten D280, Jarod Cozzi, Dos Palos, Calif., Sire: EGL Roundhouse B019; 2. CPSX Schilling’s Dreams Of Cogan ET 73D, Grace Steenbergen, Cheyenne, Wyo., Sire: Dameron C-5 American Classic 1220
February 2 to February 26, 2016 1. BCFG Butlers Ms Dolly 1315D, Alexandria Raab, Markle, Ind., Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z; 2. BRAX Delilah D26, Braxton Murray, Kingfisher, Okla., Sire: BAG Mr Quick Sand 135A 135B; 3. EGL Emilena D060 ET, Grady Hammer, Wallace, Kan., Sire: EGL Roundhouse B019
January 2 to January 27, 2016 1. GHGF Whit 25D, Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C., Sire: GHGF Shear Force 81A; 2. BARG Midnight Jewel 658D, Jacob Barwick, Orleans, Neb., Sire: BABR Secret Brand 2100Z ET Balancer Cow-Calf Pair
March 25, 2015 1. EGL Vivian C1083, J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D., Sire: Eagle Pass Final Answer 1047
MCCA CORNHUSKER RED 524C
Homozygous Polled • Diluter Free • Purebred 94 RWG Traction 7412 x MCCA Ziva Z24 (KALA 0027X) Semen Available – Contact McCarty Cattle Company
Grand Valley Gelbvieh/Balancer 665 Battlement Creek Trail Parachute, CO 81635 • (970) 210-6093
220 CR 334A Rifle, CO 81650 970-481-5217
Balancer Bulls Balancer Spring Bull Calf
May 21, 2017 1. CHIP Exhibition 7283E, J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D., Sire: EGL Roundhouse B019
April 8 to April 11, 2017 1. SLC Harvest Time 48E ET, Severtson Land & Cattle, Red Deer County, AB., Sire: SAV Harvestor 0338; 2. CRAN Bossman E64 ET, Cranview Gelbvieh, Minot, N.D., Sire: CRAN Cranview Opportunity X176 ET; 3. ELC Mr. John 01E, Cooper Gelbvieh, Burdett, Kan., Sire: GRU John 316C
March 1 to March 5, 2017 1. MDR First Step 7549E, Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla., Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72; 2. GHGF Terminal Velocity E03, Garrett M. Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C., Sire: BGGR Graity 803A; 3. DCSF Post Rock Young Gun 167E8, Post Rock Cattle Co., Barnard, Kan., Sire: VLK C503 Young Gun Balancer Winter Bull Calf
February 16 to February 28, 2017 1. OGSC Over Enshrined 028E, Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, Kan., Sire: Over Cooperstown 350C; 2. SDSC Star’s Hercules 01E, Karen Eby, Duncan S.C., Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X; 3. BAG Mr Cinch
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25EA, Bar Arrow Cattle Co., Phillipsburg, Kan., Sire: IFG Ivers Cinch C7 ET
February 7 to February 12, 2017 1. RAIL MR King James N 725E 25E, Raile Gelbvieh/ Balancer, Saint Francis, Kan., Sire: RAIL King James 3127A; 2. HIGH Better Man 9E16 ET, Hightower Cattle Company LLC, La Cygne, Kan., Sire: BABR Branded Man 3400A; 3. RAIL Boeing 747E, Raile Gelbvieh/ Balancer, Saint Francis, Kan., Sire: Rail Full Load 565C
January 28 to January 30, 2017 1. XXB Primmo 311E, Boehler Gelbviehs, Orleans, Neb., Sire: Colburn Primo 5153; 2. GAMB Epic E15, Murray Farms, Kingfisher, Okla., Sire: R B Tour of Duty 177
January 1 to January 14, 2017 1. GGGE 3G Extra Money 709E, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., Sire: GGGE 3G Ez Money 209Z; 2. SEPT RCO Houdini E4015 ET, September Farms/ Riddle & Co., Franklin, Neb., Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors 639S; 3. BNW Plainsman Evolution 7101E, Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Model, Colo., Sire: SYD Boondocks Axel 3116A ET
Balancer Senior Bull Calf
Ranch, Model, Colo., Sire: SYD Stampede 6122S ET
November 18 to December 1, 2016 1. DCSF Post Rock Dividend 375D8 ET, Post Rock Cattle Co., Barnard, Kan., Sire: Basin Payweight 1682; 2. DMS Stuckys Dak ET DAR29D, Stucky Beef Genetics, Salina, Kan., Sire: Sandpoint Butkus X797
Balancer Junior Bull
April 13, 2016 1. NSBG Disco 1D, Grace Steenbergen, Cheyenne, Wyo., Sire: HYBD Scharpe Hybrid Vigor 1713Z
March 1 to March 11, 2016 1. MDR Pistol Pete 6566D, Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla., Sire: MDR Silver Bandito 3505A ET; 2. HIGH Hero Of The Day 9D42 ET, Hightower Cattle Company LLC, La Cygne, Kan., Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71 71Z
January 6 to January 18, 2016 1. GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., Sire: GGGE 3G Smoke N’ Mirrors 639S; 2. SLC Stampeder 3D, Severtson Land & Cattle, Red Deer County, AB., Sire: SLC Touchdown 82W Balancer Two-Year-Old Bull
April 6, 2015 1. BNW Concho 5131C ET, Wilkinson Gelbvieh
Gelbvieh Spring Bull Calf
June 3, 2017 1. PHS ProHart Epitome 739E, Pro-Hart Seedstock, Pueblo, Colo., Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET
April 2 to April 11, 2017 1. RWG Exact Combination 7409 E409, Royal Western, Red Deer County, AB., Sire: RWG Right Combination 5506 C506; 2. SEPT RCO High Viscosity E3204, September Farms/Riddle & Co., Franklin, Neb., Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72
March 1 to March 30, 2017 1. VLK E729 War Cloud, Britney Volek, Highmore, S.D., Sire: BABR 5201C Reload ET; 2. RID R McCoy 7084E, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo., Sire: AAD R Lawman 1467B; 3. RWG Easy Money 7305 ET E305, Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, AB., Sire: DCSF Post Rock Astronaut 157A2 Gelbvieh Winter Bull Calf
February 14 to February 26, 2017 1. JLSL Apollo 759E, Ledgerwood Gelbvieh, Clarkston, Wash., Sire: JDPD Time Traveler 450X; 2. JLSL Time Warp 783E, Ledgerwood Gelbvieh,
Clarkston, Wash., Sire: JDPD Time Traveler 450X; 3. HTFG MR Excalibur E743, Hilltop Farms, Asbury, Mo., Sire: DCSF Post Rock FI 49B2
February 5 to February 7, 2017 1. HTFM MR Equalizer E711, Hilltop Farms Benny McWilliams, Asbury, Mo., Sire: CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A; 2. GGGE 3G El Camino 742E, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z; 3. DVE Davidson Gold 24E, Davidson Gelbvieh, Ponteix, SK., Sire: DVE Davidson The Gift 110B
January 15 to January 27, 2017 1. JRI Poppin Good 254E81 ET, Judd Ranch, Pomona, Kan., Sire: JRI Pop A Top 197T83; 2. SFDF Excaliber 700E, Samantha Faulk, Olathe, Colo., Sire: COV Durango 366A; 3. GAMB Eclipse E13, Murray Farms,
Kingfisher, Okla., Sire: BVLK Cow Town ET Z200 Gelbvieh Senior Bull Calf
November 23 to December 22, 2016 1. GDV T Bar S Ace’s High 209D, Grace D Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo., Sire: GDV T Bar S Reload 27A ET; 2. GHGF Whole Lotta Love 53D1 ET, Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, N.C., Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X
September 11 to September 15, 2016 1. CIRS Diesel 57AD ET, Circle S Ranch, Canton, Kan., Sire: SLC Freedom 178F ET; 2. RID R Pioneer 6123D, Ridinger Cattle Company, Deer Trail, Colo., Sire: RID R Outlaw 1456B Gelbvieh Junior Bull
March 1 to March 12, 2016 1. GHGF Cow Town D536, Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, N.C., Sire:
FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X; 2. BABR 6304D, Wes & Brittney Spencer, Pierre, S.D., Sire: BABR Influencial 4241B ET; 3. DDN Driver 133D, Royal Western Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, AB., Sire: JRI Peterbilt 282B31 ET
January 27 to February 19, 2016 1. GGGE 3G Die Cast 637D, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., Sire: GGGE 3G Zip Line 266Z; 2. DVE Davidson Cornerstone 136D, Davidson Gelbvieh, Ponteix, SK., Sire: DVE Davidson Bamford 36A
Gelbvieh, Red Deer County, AB., Sire: RWG War Admiral 2528
February 6, 2015 1. AAD R One Eyed Jack 5009C, Linda Shafer, Strasburg, Colo./Ridinger Cattle Co., Deer Trail, Colo.Sire: RID R Collateral 2R
Best of Four Head 3G Ranch, Kendallville, Ind.
Get of Sire
4T Ranch, Stillwater, Okla.
Gelbvieh Two-Year-Old Bull
August 18, 2015 1. CCMF Mr. Impact 46C ET, Ledgerwood Gelbvieh, Clarkston, Wash., Sire: HYEK Black Impact 3960N
May 4, 2015 RWG Right Combination 5506 C506, Royal Western
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TAU Weight Up 98E Wins 2018 Balancer® Futurity By Rebecca Mettler
aubenheim Gelbvieh, Amhert, Nebraska, took the top honor of owning and exhibiting the 2018 People’s Choice Balancer® Bull Futurity champion. Taubenheim Gelbvieh will receive $20,000 in prize money. The futurity took place on January 6, 2018, and was held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. The event marked the eighth year for the People’s Choice Balancer Bull Futurity and was planned by Mettler Sale Management. TAU Weight Up 98E was chosen champion by the 63 members of the futurity. Weight Up is a 50 percent Balancer sired by Angus sire Basin Payweight 1682 and out of TAU Ms Gunnison 106R 3051A, a 5-year-old female who will soon be entering into the Taubenheim donor program. This homozygous black, homozygous polled bull born February 5, 2017, is a standout phenotypically as well as on paper; Weight Up boasts nine expected progeny differences (EPD) in the top 25 percent of the breed for calving ease direct, birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, ribeye area and marbling. During the voting process each year, one futurity
membership is randomly drawn and receives full possession and half semen interest in the bull. Raile Gelbvieh, St. Francis, Kansas, was the big winner. The two runner-ups were BABR 7326E exhibited by Jim and Barb Beastrom Gelbvieh, Pierre, South Dakota, and JRI Scale Buster 164E2, Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas. Each runner-up receives $2,500 in winnings. BABR 7326E is a homozygous black, homozygous polled 38 percent Balancer son of Angus sire SAV Real Performance 4876 out of the proven Beastrom Gelbvieh dam, BEA 0043X. Some of Beastrom’s top producing females are a product of the bottom side of this pedigree. BABR 7326E’s EPD profile includes top 25 percent ranking in eight traits, including percentile rank of 3 percent in total maternal and top 4 percent in milk. JRI Scale Buster 164E2 is a 50 percent, homozygous black, homozygous polled Balancer bull sired by Angus sire Basin Payweight 1682 and out of JRI Ms Dynasty 164B6, which comes from one of Judd’s all time cow families with Dam of Merits and Dam of Distinctions throughout the pedigree. Scale Buster is just as good on paper with six EPDs and indexes in the top 25 percent of the Balancer breed, including weaning weight, yearling weight, total maternal, marbling and FPI. Anyone interested in becoming a futurity member should contact David Slaughter, Fredonia, Kentucky, to get their name on the wait list. Memberships only become available when a current member does not renew their annual membership.
2018 People’s Choice Balancer® Futurity Champion from Taubenheim Gelbvieh
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At the conclusion of the 2018 futurity, Jerry Mettler announced that he would be passing the baton over to Slaughter, who will pick up as the People’s Choice Balancer® Bull Futurity manager for the 2019 event. The Gelbvieh and Balancer breed thanks Jerry Mettler for his long-time support. D
nwss news GW Gelbvieh Ring of Gold Champions
uring the 2017-2018 show year, Gelbvieh and Balancer® females and bulls compete for the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) Ring of Gold program. The 2017-2018 Ring of Gold qualified shows were: Dixie National, Missouri State Fair, Iowa State Fair, Kentucky State Fair, American Royal, North American International Livestock Exposition, and National Western Stock Show. The following is a list of the top three animals in each Ring of Gold division who qualify for the recognition by winning points in at least two shows. Ring of Gold Gelbvieh Female: 1. BCFG Butlers Ms Dixie 283D, Clint Main, Seymour, Ind., 2. GHGF Bella 58D, Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C. and French Farms, Big Clifty, Ky., 3. GHGF Zelda 20E, Green Hills Gelbvieh, Mount Ulla, N.C. and French Farms, Big Clifty, Ky.
Ring of Gold Gelbvieh Bull: 1. GGGE 3G Die Cast 637D, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind. and Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh, Crab Orchard, Ky., 2. GDV T Bar S Ace’s High 209D, Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo., 3. HILC All Star 500D, Cody Moore, Fountain Run, Ky. Ring of Gold Balancer Female: 1. GGGE 3G Cowgirl Dixie 6102D, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., 2. BCFG Butlers Ms Dolly 1315D, Alexandria Raab, Markle, Ind., 3. GHGF Delilah 655D, Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C. Ring of Gold Balancer Bull: 1. GGGE 3G Double Agent 602D, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., 2. GGGE 3G Extra Money 709E, Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., 3. JGPG Laser Focus 601D, JGP Gelbvieh, Lathrop, Mo. and Ronald Rogers, Mendon, Mo.
RAFTER R GELBVIEH COW HERD REDUCTION SALE Directly following the Southwest Iowa Bull & Female Sale March 23, 2018 • Creston Livestock Auction • Creston, IA
Due to recent health conditions, I have decided to have a herd reduction sale. I started building the Rafter R Gelbvieh purebred herd in 1980. Over the years, the family and I have strived to produce superior genetics that are desirable to the working cattlemen. Our herd was built by retaining most of our replacement females in the past, and we now are offering you a chance at our selection of purebred and balancer cattle that are 9 years and younger. In our program we have always focused on traits such as birth weights/calving ease, disposition, structural soundness as well as performance. I appreciate and thank all of our customers through the years. I plan on keeping a few older cows back so that it is more manageable for me. If you have any question, please feel free give me a call. I look forward to seeing you at the sale! Sincerely, Carl Reiste & Family of Rafter R Gelbvieh Online bidding will be available. Contact Tom Fry at Creston Livestock Auction at least two days before sale to quality bid numbers 641-344-5082
SireS repreSented in our herd: Rupple Excursion 315P VRT Lazy TV Prime Time A537 BNC Mr. Hojer Y036 VRT Lazy TV Curve Time T163 CRRG Masterpiece KX58Z BNC Mr. Hojer B4338 VRT Lazy TV Hot Fudge J357 DCHD Golden Buckle 144C WGPG Casanova G21 DVE Davidson Johnboy 134U
Carl & Jennie Reiste • 515.490.3561 23366 Idaho Place, Adel, IA 50003 email@example.com Richard Reiste Minburn, IA
Steve & Leann Reiste Adel, IA
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Champions Named at NWSS Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show
Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer BCFG Butlers Ms Dixie 283D Clint Main, Seymour, Ind. Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W
Reserve Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer GHGF Deanna 77D Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C. Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X
Grand Champion Balancer Heifer BCFG Butlers Ms Dolly 1315D Alexandria Raab, Markle, Ind. Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z
Reserve Grand Champion Balancer Heifer CBLG Six E Firefly 700E Taylor Goering, McPherson, Kan. Sire: PZCT PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET
Results by Kelsi Christian and Megan Slater Photos by Kelsi Christian and Rebecca Mettler
he Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer® Heifer Show at the National Western Stock Show was held on Saturday, January 6, 2018, in Denver, Colorado. Judge Kyle Conley, Sulphur, Oklahoma, evaluated the 19 Gelbvieh heifers and 40 Balancer heifers. Read along to discover who placed within the top three in each class. D
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Gelbvieh Heifers Gelbvieh Junior Heifer Calf
March 1 to March 28, 2017 1. JRI MS Onederful 254E322, Lily Judd, Pomona, Kan., Sire: JRI Optimizer 148A24; 2. PHS ProHart Empress 714E, Porsha Binning, McDonald, Kan., Sire: BDCG DC 401A4 ET; 3. MDR Erin 708 E, Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Okla., Sire:
JRI Next Step 285X72
February 2 to February 14, 2017 1. GHGF Priscilla 67E, Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C., Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X; 2. DCSF Pettit’s Laura 42E2, Blair Vohs, Bucyrus, Kan., Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8; 3. DCSF Post Rock Wilma 52E8 ET, Quentin Clark, Barnard, Kan., Sire:
DCSF Post Rock Astronaut 157A
Harper ET, Jaycie Forbes, De Smet, S.D., Sire; VLK A301 Highmore
January 23, 2017 1. SKYC BCFG-SKYS Eleanor 282E, Casey Martin, Oregon, Ill., Sire: JRI Pistol Pete 214A44
Gelbvieh Senior Heifer Calf
November 6 to November 21, 2016 1. GAMB Dixie D168, Breckon Murray, Kingfisher, Okla., Sire: VRT Lazy TV SAM U451; 2. LLLJ London Crush 44D1, Jessie Lowe, Adrian, Mo., Sire: HIGH Stands Alone 9B73 ET
October 7 to October 8, 2016 1. GHGF Bella 58D, Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C., Sire: GHGF Zeus 61Z; 2. POST Post Rock Wilma 334D8 ET, Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, Kan., Sire: DCSF Post Rock Power Built 37B8
September 8, 2016 1. HTFK MS Dolly D6, Kyler Camerer, Asbury, Mo., Sire: BABR Influencial 4241B ET Gelbvieh Junior Yearling Heifers
March 2 to March 21, 2016 1. BCFG Butlers MS Dixie 283D, Clint Main, Seymour, Ind., Sire: BCFG Butlers Red Oak 908W; 2. GHGF Deanna 77D, Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C., Sire: FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X; 3. VLK D649
Balancer Junior Heifer Calf
May 1 to May 21, 2017 1. DCSF QTN Lee Ann 249E8, Quentin Clark, Barnard, Kan., Sire: VLK C503 Young Gun; 2. JDPD Chica Chazi 185E, Menzi Spiller, Elbert, Colo., Sire: SPUR Gravity 601 2085C
April 4 to April 19, 2017 1. CBLG Six E Firefly 700E, Taylor Goering, McPherson, Kan., Sire: PZCT PZC TMAS Firestorm 1800 ET; 2. RAAB BCFG MS. Evangeline 413E ET, Aidan Raab, Markle, Ind., Sire: SAV Brilliance 8077; 3. MDR Empress 706E, Taryn Cook, Lindsay, Okla., Sire: MDR Gallagher Rule 3020A
March 2 to March 24, 2017 1. SEPT Hell Cat Maggie ET E513, Madalynn Welsh, Franklin, Neb., Sire: SAV Brilliance 8077; 2. KKAC Emerald 703E, Kyler Camerer, Asbury, Mo., Sire: JRI Next Step 285X72; 3. BABR 7200 E, Trey Struck, Hartford, S.D., Sire: BABR 5203 C
February 2 to February 19, 2017 1. EGL LASS E3200, J W LeDoux, Ree Heights, S.D., Sire: EGL Lifeline B101; 2. MDR Elly Zendt 702E ET, Brylee Thiel, Kaw City, Okla., Sire: Dameron First
Class 896; 3. EGL Emilena E018, Brooke Nowack, Bland, Mo., Sire: EGL Barrett B050
January 26 to January 31, 2017 1. DCSF Post Rock Twila 32E8, Kyle Cavalli, Lincoln, Kan., Sire: VLK C503 Young Gun; 2. JRI Ms My Payday 68E2, Lily Judd, Pomona, KS, Sire: Basin Payweight 1682; 3. DLW Ms Focused 7139E, Gentry Warner, Beaver City, Neb., Sire: DCSF Post Rock Highly Focused 308Y8 Balancer Senior Heifer Calf
December 7 to December 27, 2016 1. GDV T Bar S Michelle 151D, Grace Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo., Sire: R4RA Conquest 254; 2. SDSC Miss Delilah 01D, Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C., Sire: MDAV The Red Rocket ET Z03
November 14 to November 21, 2016 1. KDV T Bar S Dutchess 121D, Kyle Vehige, Bonnots Mill, Mo., Sire: Stevenson Weigh Up 41163; 2. GHGF Delilah 655D, Austin Teeter, Mount Ulla, N.C., Sire: Gambles Hot Rod 9620
September 15 to September 8 2016 1. TJB Veronica Z269 657D, Madalynn Welsh, Franklin, Neb., Sire: BC Balance 516-7; 2. HIGH
MS Diedra 9D93 ET, Isabel Lowe, Adrian, Mo., Sire: BCFG Butlers Hillbilly Hero 71Z; 3. JAGT Sweet Caroline 31D, Karen Eby, Duncan, S.C., Sire: SCC First-N-Goal GAF 114 Balancer Junior Yearling Heifer
April 1, 2016 1. SYD Boondocks Butter Cup 6068D, Josh Waller, Trinidad, Colo., Sire: BGGR Gravity 803A
March 9 to March 11, 2016 1. EGL MS Smitten D280, Jarod Cozzi, Dos Palos, Calif., Sire: EGL Roundhouse B019; 2. CPSX Schilling’s Dreams of Cogan ET 73D, Grace Steenbergen, Cheyenne, Wyo, Sire: Dameron C-5 American Classic 1220
February 8 to February 17, 2016 1. BCFG Butlers Ms Dolly 1315D, Alexandria Raab, Markle, Ind., Sire: BCFG Butlers Bismarck 512Z; 2. BRAX Delilah D26, Braxton Murray, Kingfisher, Okla., Sire: BAG MR Quick Sand 135A 135B; 3. POST Post Rock Wilma 103D8 ET, Quentin Clark, Barnard, Kan., Sire: BGGR Gravity 803A
January 27, 2016 1. BARG Midnight Jewel 658D, Jacob Barwick, Orleans, Neb., Sire: BABR Secret Brand 2100Z ET
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PHG Eminence E02 Wins Gelbvieh Futurity By Rebecca Mettler
he 21st Annual Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity was held on Saturday, January 6, 2018, in the Stadium Arena in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colorado. Gelbvieh breeders and supporters initiated the futurity to increase participation in the National Gelbvieh Show, the National Gelbvieh Sale and to identify the most useful young sires in the Gelbvieh breed. The futurity event is managed by Mitchell Marketing Services. PHG Eminence E02 was the winner of this year’s futurity, owned and exhibited by Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Gladstone, North Dakota. Judd Ranch Inc. of Pomona, Kansas, and Ridinger Cattle Co., Deer Trail, Colorado exhibited the two runner-up bulls, listed in no particular order. PHG Eminence E02 came out on top after two rounds of voting to beat out the nine other entries in the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity. He was born on February 16, 2017, and is a 88 percent purebred, heterozygous black, homozygous polled Gelbvieh bull sired by BABR Dominance 4280B out of a Canadian-born female, DDN Belly River Amber 56A. Proclaimed as possibly the best bull to come from Prairie Hills’ operation, Eminence provides
outcross genetics for many breeders in the U.S. He boasts an EPD profile with 12 EPDs and indexes within the top 25 percent of the breed for traits, including weaning weight, yearling weight, yield grade, marbling, $Cow, FPI, and efficiency profit index. JRI Transformer 254E44 was one of the runner-ups, owned and exhibited by Judd Ranch Inc. The bull was born January 22, 2017, and is an 88 percent purebred sired by JRI Secret Instinct 254U83 and out of JRI 254C34, a firstcalf heifer. Transformer’s dam weaned off 85.6 percent of her 1,090 pounds weight when he was weaned, which is an incredible feat of cow efficiency. On paper, Transformer has four EPDs within the top 25 percent of the breed, including calving ease direct, birth weight and heifer pregnancy, which fall in the top 10 percent. RID R Pioneer 6123D, was the other runner-up and is owned and exhibited by Ridinger Cattle Co. He is the red, homozygous polled 94 percent purebred son of RID R Outlaw 1456B, which was the 2015 grand champion Gelbvieh bull at the National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show. Pioneer is described as eye appealing, big topped with lots of rib shape and depth. His EPD profile boasts eight traits in the top 25 percent of the breed and sets him up to be a carcass specialist with a percentile rank of the top 3 percent in marbling, 10 percent yield grade and top 10 percent in FPI. The champion bull sold for $24,000 for full possession and half semen interest in the Nation Gelbvieh and Balancer Sale held that evening at the NWSS. Chimney Butte Ranch, of Mandan, North Dakota, purchased possession of the bull. The Gelbvieh futurity holds a drawing among members to win the proceeds from the sale of the champion bull. Kittle Farms, LLC, Geraldine, Alabama, and Beastrom Gelbvieh, Pierre, South Dakota, split the proceeds from this year’s sale.
2018 Breeders Choice Balancer® Futurity Champion - Prairie Hills Gelbvieh
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The futurity is limited to 53 membership slots. Spots only come available when an operation doesn’t renew their membership. This year, Kittle Farms and Sunset Ridge Farms, Patton, Missouri bought into the futurity. D
nwss news GW Nowack Awarded Eagle Pass Ranch Female for All-Around Award
agle Pass Ranch, Highmore, South Dakota, continued the tradition of providing a great incentive for American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) members participating in events at the AGJA Junior Classic.
Eagle Pass Ranch donated a heifer to the All-Around winner at the 2017 Big Red Classic held in Grand Island, Nebraska, this summer. This year’s winner was Brooke Nowack from Bland, Missouri. Brooke is the daughter of Jared and Caisie Nowack. She is very active in the AGJA and is a past AGJA Intermediate Ambassador. Nowack was presented the female at the 2018 National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado.
participation at junior classic. The member that earns the most points for participation and placing in contests receives this honor. It is Eagle Pass Ranch’s wish that the proceeds from the heifer’s first calf will be donated to the American Gelbvieh Foundation, which supports research, member education, and youth development opportunities such as scholarships and leadership trainings. Eagle Pass Ranch has been a long-time supporter of the AGJA. Without their support an award like this would not be possible. Thank you, Eagle Pass Ranch! D
The All-Around Award is determined through
Vehige wins Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity Scholarship
race Vehige of Bonnots Mill, Missouri was selected as the recipient of the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity Scholarship for 2018. The annual $1,000 scholarship is provided by the Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Futurity and was presented at the Breeder’s Choice Futurity Final Events on Saturday, January 6, 2018, which was held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show. Grace is the daughter of Thomas and Stacey Vehige. Vehige, an honors student at the University of Arkansas, is completing her bachelor’s degree in agriculture communications. As part of her studies, Vehige is researching the perceptions of women in academic leadership roles. Vehige participates in a wide array of activities. She serves as secretary on the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) Board of Directors and has been involved with the AGJA since 2008. Vehige is also assistant treasurer for the Sigma Alpha agricultural sorority and is a member
of the Collegiate Cattleman’s Association and the Agriculture Communicators of Tomorrow. Vehige will be attending the 2018 Agriculture Future of America Policy Institute in Washington D.C. This summer Vehige will complete an internship at Missouri Farm Bureau as the legislative intern. Vehige has a bright future ahead of her. AGA wishes her the best and looks forward to watching her career develop. D
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GW AGA National Sale
Gelbvieh National Sale Blazes To $12,545 Average Reported by: KK Seedstock January 7, 2018 Denver, Colorado Auctioneer: Ronn Cunningham Sale Manager: KK Seedstock
Sale Averages 2.5
Semen Package......................................... $25,500
12.5 Females...................................................... $10,200 4
Pick of Herd Lots....................................... $7,500
Embryo Flushes......................................... $5,875
Embryo Lots............................................... $2,175
24 Total Lots............................................... 12,545
he Gelbvieh breed kicked of the first sale of the 2018 season in grand fashion January 7, during the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. Interested buyers packed the Beef Palace Auction Arena to a capacity level to bid on the elite Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics selling. The excitement could be felt from the first lot to the final drop of the gavel in what turned out to be one of the greatest National Gelbvieh and Balancer Sales in the history of the breed. $66,000—Top-selling lot—Full possession and 50% semen interest sold in SLC Viper 7E to Little Windy Hill Farms, Max Meadows, Virginia. Severston Land & Cattle Co. of Innisfail, Alberta offered the black, homozgyous polled 88% son of SLC Velocity 14C out of SLC Toasty 10C.
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$36,000—Top-selling female—50% embryo interest in SLC Toasty 10C, the dam of the top-selling lot, sold to Little Windy Hill Farms and C-Cross Cattle Co. of Asheboro, North Carolina. Consigned by Severston Land and Cattle Co., the two top-selling lots were the 2017 Reserve Canadian National Champion Female. $25,500—Next up was syndicated semen packages on CCRO Carolina Big Harvest 6012D and CCRO Carolina Tuxedo 6028D ET. C-Cross Cattle Co. was the consignor of these two homozygous black, homozygous polled sons of CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A. Buyers of the semen packages included: Clay John Farms, Padon Farms, Clinch Mtn. Gelbvieh, McIntosh Brothers, Old South Farm, Rogers Gelbvieh, Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Ertal Cattle Co., Little Windy Hill Farms, Plateau Gelbvieh, Levi Matthews, Warner Beef Genetics, and Brice Kaddatz and the Australian Group. Additionally, C-Cross Cattle Co. donated half of a semen package with the proceeds benefitting the Gelbvieh Foundation. David Slaughter of Fredonia, Kentucky, purchased the donated package for $700. $24,000—Possession in PHG Eminence E02, the 2018 champion of the 22nd Annual Breeders Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity, was purchased by Chimney
AGA National Sale GW Butte Ranch of Mandan, North Dakota. Semen shares sold to: Dykstra Family Farm, CJ&L Livestock, Ken Chambers, Ceroll Gelbvieh, and Jim Ruter. Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Kittle Farms, and Beastrom Gelbvieh offered full interest and 50% semen interest.
$12,000—HIGH Ms Elvira 9E42 ET, a 2/26/17 red, homozygous polled 75% Balancer daughter of JRI Pop A Top 197T83, was purchased by Hammer Gelbvieh of Wallace, Kansas. She was consigned by Hightower Cattle Co. of La Cygne, Kansas.
$13,000—3G Cattle Co, Kendallville, Indiana, consigned GGGE 3G Cowgirl Dixie 6102D, a 5/6/16 black, polled 50% Balancer sired by S S Hoover Dam B115. She was purchased by Jacie Carroll of Raymore, Missouri.
$10,500—Pick of the 2017 fall-born calves by Butler Creek Farms of Milton, Tennessee, went to Look Out Ridge of Boulder, Colorado. $10,000—Rounding out the top-sellers was GHGF Deanna 77D, a 3/3/16 double homozygous 75% Balancer daughter of FMGF Blue’s Impact 001X. Eagle Pass Ranch of Ree Heights, South Dakota, purchased her from Green Hills Gelbvieh of Mt Ulla, North Carolina. D
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Gelbvieh Cattle For Sale Carl, Rebecca & Emily Griffiths
1577 N 600 E • Kendallville, IN 46755
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Champions Chosen at the NWSS Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen Show
Grand Champion Pen of Three Gelbvieh Bulls Judd Ranch, Inc. of Pomona, Kan.
Reserve Champion Pen of Three Gelbvieh Bulls Prairie Hills Gelbvieh of Gladstone, N.D.
Results by Megan Slater Photos by Kelsi Christian and Rebecca Mettler
he Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen Show took place at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, on Sunday, January 7, 2018. A total of 16 pens were exhibited at this year’s show. Eldon Krebs, Gordon, Nebraska, judged the pen bull show. Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, exhibited the grand champion pen of three Gelbvieh bulls. The champion pen consisted of two January 2017 born bulls and one February 2017 born bull. This pen had an average weight of 1,239 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.6 pounds. All pen bulls are ultrasound scanned at the time of check-in. This pen’s ultrasound scan data averaged a ribeye area of 14.84 square inches, 3.67% IMF, and 0.28 inches of back fat. The reserve pen of three Gelbvieh bulls was exhibited by Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Galdstone, North Dakota. This pen consisted of one February 2017 and two March 2017 bulls and had an average weight of 1,159 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 3.7 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 14.09 square inches for ribeye, 3.34% IMF, and 0.26 inches of back fat. Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, also exhibited the grand champion pen of five Gelbvieh bulls. This pen consisted of three January-born bulls and two February-born bulls. The pen had an average weight of 1,115 pounds and an average weight per day of age
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Grand Champion Pen of Five Gelbvieh Bulls Judd Ranch, Inc. of Pomona, Kan.
of 3.2 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 14.08 square inches of ribeye, 3.77% IMF, and 0.24 inches of back fat. In the Balancer pen show, Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, struck again and exhibited the grand champion pen of three Balancer bulls. This pen consisted of two January 2017 born bulls and one February 2017 born bull that averaged 1,288 pounds with an average weight per day of age of 3.8 pounds. The pen’s average ultrasound scan data is as follows: ribeye area of 15.25 square inches, 3.79% IMF and 0.26 inches of back fat. The reserve champion pen of three Balancer bulls was exhibited by Warner Beef Genetics, Arapahoe, Nebraska. Their pen of February 2017 born bulls averaged a weight of 1,123 pounds and 3.4 pound
Grand Champion Pen of Three Balancer Bulls Judd Ranch, Inc. of Pomona, Kan.
Reserve Champion Pen of Three Balancer Bulls Warner Beef Genetics of Arapahoe, Neb.
Grand Champion Pen of Five Balancer Bulls Eagle Pass Ranch of Highmore, S.D.
Reserve Champion Pen of Five Balancer Bulls Judd Ranch, Inc. of Pomona, Kan.
weight per day of age. This pen averaged 13.85 square inches for ribeye area, 3.9% IMF and 0.21 inches of back fat with their ultrasound scan data. Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, South Dakota, exhibited the grand champion pen of five Balancer bulls. This pen included one January born and four February 2017 born bulls. This champion pen had an average weight of 1,199 pounds and an average weight per day of age of 3.6 pounds. The penâ€™s average ultrasound scan data was 15.43 square inches for ribeye area, 3.76% IMF, and 0.35 inches of back fat.
weight per day of age of 3.6 pounds. This set of bulls had average ultrasound scan data of 14.41 square inches for ribeye area, 3.72% IMF, and 0.28 inches of back fat. D
Judd Ranch Inc., Pomona, Kansas, exhibited the reserve pen of five Balancer bulls. This pen included three January and two February 2017 bulls. This pen averaged a weight of 1,146 pounds and had an average
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GW junior connection
Will You Jump?
ago at my first junior classic, I never would have dreamed that one day I would be on the junior board. Now, here I am serving as your vice president and loving every second of it.
By Kyle Vehige
believe there are key moments in life that you can chose to take advantage of or you can let slip away. I once heard a story that changed my perspective on life, and I would like to share it with you. There are two types of people in the world, both of which are up on top of a very steep cliff and both have a parachute. At the bottom of this monstrous cliff are sharp rocks and treacherous waves. While standing at the top of the cliff, the two people realize that it is extremely windy. One will always choose to stay on top of the cliff and lead a simple and happy life, content with always being safe. The other type chooses to be bold and daring; they use their parachute and jump when the opportunity comes, despite their knowledge of the strong winds. The one who jumps will get cuts and scrapes from the rocks, tossed around by the waves, and perhaps even a few tears in the parachute; however, when the wind picks back up and catches their parachute, it takes them to bigger and better things.
While some people may find comfort in routine and normalcy, others enjoy the thrill of the unknown. I was once comfortable; I was the one at the top of the cliff accepting my fate and never knowing what was lying at the bottom. It took encouragement and support from those I looked up to for me to feel comfortable with the idea of taking a jump. I learned to trust the idea of the unknown and realize that no matter the outcome, I would learn from every moment in my journey. Serving on the junior board has been one of the greatest accomplishments of my life, and I encourage anyone interested in serving to take the chance to run for the board. If you have questions, please feel free to ask me. My final message to you is to never be afraid to take a risk. I am sure that you’ve heard the saying “You never know unless you try.” For those of you who don’t feel ready for the jump, you can talk with me anytime. I promise to be your supporter. God bless you all, and I’ll see you in Waterloo. D
I chose to share this story with you because I value its lessons, and I believe that it is a great way to express my points. I want to encourage the members of our association, both young and old, to jump at opportunities when presented with them. No one can know what the future holds. For example, 13 years
Taylor Evans Member & Youth Program Coordinator 303-465-2333 • firstname.lastname@example.org Emily Schilling, Adult Advisor Kendallville, IN • 260-242-1552 email@example.com Andrea Murray, Adult Advisor Kingfisher, OK • 405-368-9601 firstname.lastname@example.org Mike & Toni Shrewsbury, Adult Advisors Lathrop, MO • 816-528-3644 email@example.com
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Callahan Grund, President (2017) Wallace, KS • firstname.lastname@example.org Kyle Vehige, Vice President (2016) Bonnots Mill, MO • email@example.com Jesse Henson, V.P. of Leadership (2016) Canton, NC • firstname.lastname@example.org Grace Vehige, Secretary (2017) Bonnots Mille, MO • email@example.com Caitlin Griffin, Treasurer (2016) Westminster, SC • firstname.lastname@example.org
Wyatt Forbes (2017) DeSmet, SD • email@example.com Grady Hammer (2017) Wallace, KS • firstname.lastname@example.org Kallie Mattison (2017) Lamberton, MN • email@example.com Anna Ring (2017) Oregon, IL • firstname.lastname@example.org Aubree Beenken, Ex-Officio (2017) Buckingham, IA • email@example.com
junior news GW AGJA Gearing Up for a Fun-Filled Summer Donâ€™t miss a minute of the fun this summer at these American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) events! Summer calendars fill up quickly, so make sure to add the dates to your calendar today.
2018 AGJA Corn Fed Classic Hosted by the Iowa Junior Gelbvieh Association and Illinois Junior Gelbvieh Association July 1-6, 2018 Waterloo, Iowa
Marion County Fairgrounds, Palmyra, Missouri More information coming soon!
AGJA Western Regional June 1-2, 2018 Cloud County Fairgrounds, Concordia, Kansas More information coming soon!
Lone oak c at t L e
Please join us Saturday March 17th, 2018 for our Sixth Annual Bull Sale. Bring your family and meet ours. Cattle available for viewing after 9:00 AM.
Featuring Sons Of These Great Sires
Hotel Information: Headquarters Hotel Comfort Suites $105-$120/night plus tax 7402 Nordic Drive, Cedar Falls, IA 50613 Phone: 319-273-9999 Room block under Corn Fed Classic/Junior Gelbvieh Association Super 8 $82.00/night plus tax 7515 Nordic Drive Cedar Falls, IA 50613 Phone: 319-266-6988 Room block under Corn Fed Classic/Junior Gelbvieh Association More information coming soon!
AGJA Eastern Regional May 25-27, 2018
ANGUS SIRES Haynes Outright Baldridge Commando Vision Unanimous
Offering 40 Yearling Bulls & 5 Fall Bulls
RED ANGUS SIRES Jacobson Freedom LSFR Jubilation DVO Midnight Sun (Kodiak) BALANCER SIRES EHE Trailblazer A24 TJB Gunner 307Z GELBVIEH SIRES Cornerstone 127A Vindicator B912
40+ productive young females. Opens, Breds, and Pairs.
Come early for Beef and Beans. Auction begins at 1:30. Moderate, Fertile, Performance Cattle! High Quality Balancer, Gelbvieh, and Hybrid Cattle Videos posted early March at loneoakcattleiowa.com or Lone Oak Cattle Facebook.
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Eric & Heather Ehresman 20963 30th St. Mechanicsville, IA 52306 firstname.lastname@example.org 319-480-1564
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GW over the fence
Over the Fence with Kit Metzger, Flying M Ranch, Flagstaff, Arizona By Tom Strahm
he headquarters of the Flying M Ranch are located east of Flagstaff, Arizona, and south of Interstate 40. It’s about 18 miles and a 30-45 minute drive on a gravel road that is sometimes more like a rocky trail over rough terrain to reach this isolated operation. The Flying M Ranch is currently a family partnership of Kit Metzger and her sister Diana Kessler. Many of their family ancestors came to Arizona during the period of about 1890-1914. Their parents met in the early 1940s, got married and continued ranching. The Metzger family bought this current ranch in 1967. Kit and Diana run the operation with limited hired labor, and are also beginning to include the fourth generation. The Flying M Ranch is strictly a cow-calf operation, and primarily utilizes Balancer® genetics. They usually run between 850 to 900 cows. The ranch is comprised of deeded land, U.S. Forest Service and Arizona State Land
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Department land, and at the present time covers approximately 93,000 acres. Kit says, “Our elevation ranges from 5,500 feet up to 7,500 feet. If we are fortunate, we receive about 10 inches of precipitation annually at our low elevation, and up to 20 inches at higher elevation.” The higher elevation will usually get about 3 feet of snow which provides critical water for summer. Spring rains usually come in April and May. Monsoon rains during the summer, potentially from mid-July thru mid-September, and hopefully will bring much needed moisture. The vegetation changes from open grasslands at lower elevation to pine trees and forest at higher elevations. In addition to a variety of grasses, there are also high protein browse plants available for grazing. The browse is particularly important on winter range for the additional protein. Cattle are moved to higher country in May after branding at the headquarters. The pairs stay on the mountain until mid-October when they are brought closer to headquarters again. The calves are weaned, the cows are worked, and the cows are kept on lower elevation for the winter.
When and why did you start using Gelbvieh and Balancer® genetics? “Originally we were mainly a Hereford operation. In the 1980s, we found it was difficult to sell our calves. We
over the fence GW tried some bulls from other breeds, and weren’t satisfied with the results. We started buying some Gelbviehinfluenced bulls in the early 1990s,” according to Kit. “We have been primarily using the Balancer composite bulls ever since.” “We raise and keep our own replacement females. It is critical for our operation that these cows maintain themselves, and raise a calf every year on very limited resources.”
What do you look for in a cow, and how do the Balancer females fit your needs? “We want a mature cow to weigh from 1,000 to 1,100 pounds. We want each of our cows to raise a calf every year that weighs 50 percent of her body weight at weaning time.” “The Balancer females are well suited to this environment and this rough country. They have to travel for water and browse for feed. We don’t raise any hay or grain on this ranch. We do buy molasses-based protein
supplement, but that is the only supplemental feed the cows get. The Balancer females breed back well, as long as we get enough moisture for sufficient grazing.” Maintaining moderate mature size and weight with fleshing ability and efficiency are some priorities in this environment of limited feed resources. Cows also need to be structurally sound to be able to travel, and have good udders.
What traits are important to you when selecting and buying bulls? “It is really important that we continually work on maintaining an appropriate balance of traits. We have focused on buying bulls with good maternal traits because we keep and develop our own heifers for replacements. However, we can’t select for too much milk. We need the appropriate amount of milk for our environment. We need to keep our mature size down, and we sell our calves 45 days after weaning. Weaning weight is important to us but we don’t really want bulls with too high of yearling
9TH Annual Southwest Iowa Gelbvieh & Balancer Bull & Female Sale
March 23, 2018 • Creston Livestock Auction, Creston, IA
All bulls are feed efficiency tested and ultra sounded. Heifers have GE EPDs.
Michael Bauer MJBC Gelbvieh Audubon, IA 712-563-2704 Mjbauer4320@hotmail.com Gary Martens Martens Gelbvieh Walnut, IA 712-764-5007 email@example.com
Call Tom Fry at Creston Livestock Auction (641-344-5082) at least 2 days before sale to qualify bid numbers.
Carl Reiste Rafter R Gelbvieh Adel, IA 515-490-3561 firstname.lastname@example.org
For online bidding: www.cattleusa.com and click on www.crestonlivestock.com
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GW over the fence weight EPDs. We like the composites for heterosis and hybrid vigor.” “We buy calving ease bulls to use on our first calf heifers. Those calves seem to grow well, and usually catch up to others by weaning time.”
How do you manage and market your calves? “We give a 7-way clostridial (blackleg) vaccination in the spring at branding time. Then we gather in the fall and vaccinate the calves at weaning for respiratory diseases. All our heifers are Bangs vaccinated. Eventually, we sort out the replacements we want to keep, and some of the others are sold as replacements to other buyers. We only keep the calves penned up for three to four days and feed hay. This gives us some time to get the cows moved further away from the pens, and the calves quit bawling. The calves are then turned back out on pasture for at least 45 days until we ship them. We usually ship about December 1. We’ve been selling our steers, and the remaining heifers through Producers Livestock for many years.”
What are some of the conservation and stewardship efforts that you are involved in to improve your natural resources? “Over the years, we have worked very hard to establish and grow very good relationships with many state and federal organizations, and other interested groups, to implement holistic and sustainable resource management practices. About 25 years ago, The Flying
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M Ranch and Bar T Bar Ranch created The Diablo Trust. This is a collaborative land management team, which includes numerous public and private interest groups, and government agencies, in addition to the two ranches. Some of the agencies involved include the U.S. Forest Service, Arizona State Land Department, Arizona Game and Fish Department, Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), and the University of Arizona.” “We identify and prioritize conservation and management projects, and create a plan to accomplish the objectives. Many of the projects are focused on brush management and water enhancement. We want the end results of these projects to be beneficial for our livestock production operations and beneficial for wildlife species.” The Diablo Trust is not a fiduciary trust but rather groups of people trusting each other, and working together to accomplish their goals.
What are some of your goals for the future? “We want to continue to make conservation and natural resources improvements so that this is a viable ranching enterprise for years to come. In addition to that, we are bringing in some of the next generation of our family so we would like to develop, and put a succession plan in place. Of course, we want to keep improving our cattle, but we need to accomplish these other things as well, so that the next generation has the opportunity to run this ranch!” D
information exchange GW Transferring Animals
When transferring animals to their new owner it is important that the animal(s) ends up in the appropriate account on the AGA Online Registry Service. If you are unsure whether a buyer has an AGA number, simply click the blank box next the buyer field. This will pull up a separate window where you will enter the buyer’s zip code and then click “Find Profiles”. Review the list of members and non-members and once the correct account is found, check the box to the left of the member number. If the buyer does not already have a profile within the registry, click “Click to create new profile” at the very bottom of the page.
The AGA and AGJA would like to welcome the following new members to the Gelbvieh associations in December 2017 and January 2018.
For assistance transferring animals, please contact the AGA office at 303-465-2333.
Billing Statements The AGA sends out month-end statements to all members with locked accounts. Member accounts become locked when there is an outstanding balance on the account for more than 30 days. Once the amount on the account is paid in full the account becomes unlocked. The AGA does not store credit card information. Bills may be paid online using a credit card via the AGA Online Registry Service or members may send a check or cash to the AGA office and are asked to include a member number and invoice number with payment. For assistance paying a bill or for billing questions, please contact the AGA office at 303-465-2333.
Updating Contact Information It’s the perfect time to be sure all of your contact information is current on the AGA Online Registry Service. Any contact information such as address, phone, and email address can be easily updated online by simply clicking the pen and pad icon under the options column next to any contact information you need to update. If you need assistance updating information, please contact the AGA office at 303-465-2333.
We are Here to Help For help with the AGA Online Registry Service, including completing herd assessments, registering calves, ordering DNA tests, sale catalog data pulls, and more, contact the AGA office at 303-465-2333 or email email@example.com.
AGA Members: Levi J. McCarty, Montrose, Colo. Branganmere Cattle Company, Marshfield, Mo. Richard Grayham and Son, Long Lane, Mo. Rock Creek Farm, Gallatin, Tenn. Aaron & Stacey Dinklage, Ainsworth, Neb. Dollie Smallcanyon, Shonto, Ariz. Narron Farms, Higginsville, Mo. Cleveland Cattle Company, Preston, Idaho CR Cattle Company, Alton, Mo. Gary L. Hogan, Conway, Mo. Benton Farms, Benton, Tenn. Cory & Tara Berger, Stanton, N.D. Turkey Creek Gelbvieh, De Smet, S.D. Spence Cattle Company, Lincoln, Neb. Shoopman Angus Valley, Liberty, Ky. Prairie Moon Ranch, New Cambria, Mo. 3 Cedar Farm, Loogootee, Ind. Jandel Ranch, Redfield, S.D. Martin Ranch LLC, Carbondale, Colo. Cross Brand Cattle, Edmonton, Ky. Reed Farms, Readyville, Tenn. Popple Creek Gelbvieh, Sauk Rapids, Minn. Tanner Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kan. AJGA Members: Zachary Wadley, Afton, Okla. Maggie Wadley, Afton, Okla. Breckon Murray, Kingfisher, Okla. Taylor Goering, McPherson, Kan. Ashtyn Anderson, Ash Grove, Mo. Finley Rose Rieke, Mc Louth, Kan. Leo August Rieke, Mc Louth, Kan. Lucille Claire Rieke, Mc Louth, Kan. Dallas Stroud, Lake, Miss. Grant Stroud, Lake, Miss.
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GW registry tips ‘n tricks
Herd Assessment Deadline Approaches By AGA Staff
arch 15, 2018, marks the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) herd assessment deadline. Members can complete their herd assessments on the AGA Online Registry Service.
2018 Herd Assessment Run-Down • Active membership required: Active AGA membership status is required to assess the herd and register calves. If there are associated herds linked to one account, all accounts must be upto-date.
inventory, the animal can be reactivated. In order to do so, the member will be charged $25 for every year the cow has remained inactive. For example, if the female was dropped from the herd in 2016, the member will pay $25 for each year (2016, 2017, and 2018) in order to register a 2018-born calf. Please contact the AGA office to reactivate cows. • Assessing non-Gelbvieh or Balancer females who will produce Gelbvieh-influenced calves: To enroll a bull or female from another breed association, email the registration number from the breed of origin to the office at registry@ gelbvieh.org. Please include whether or not you are the owner of that particular animal. To use this bull or female in the AGA Online Registry, use the original registration number with the corresponding international breed code. A few commonly used breeds include: American Angus..........= AMAN
• Herd assessment rate is $25 for females over 13 months of age: The yearly fee allows members to register calves, transfer ownership, and report additional data.
Red Angus ...................= AMAR
• One herd assessment credit equals one calf registration: Registrations for natural born multiple birth calves (twins) can be completed at no additional charge. In order to register additional embryo transfer (ET) calves, an additional $25 fee for each ET calf will be applied. If embryos have been sold to other members, the embryos must be transferred into the new owners embryo inventory to avoid registration problems and/or a customer using the donor cow’s herd assessment credit designated for a natural calf.
Limousin .....................= AMLM
• Heifer exposure data required: Complete exposure data for all heifers that are expected to have their first calve in 2018. Check “PE”, which stands for pasture exposed, “AI”, if they were artificially inseminated or “No” if they were not exposed. This data will be used to strengthen the AGA’s heifer pregnancy (HP) expected progeny difference (EPD). Simply recording exposure and calving data can easily track heifer fertility throughout the AGA registry. •
Inactive cows can be re-activated: If a cow has been previously disposed of on a member’s
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Canadian Gelbvieh .....= CDGV Simmental ...................= AMSM
Hereford.......................= AMHH (Horned or Polled) • Late fees do apply to herd assessments: If herd assessments aren’t complete by the March 15, 2018, deadline for 2018 herd assessments, the following penalty fees will be applied to the account. 1-30 days late...............= 5% late penalty 31-60 days late.............= 10% late penalty 61+ days late................= 15% late penalty Refer to the January 2018 Gelbvieh World for a full herd assessment how-to guide or visit the Tutorials and Training page under the Registry tab at www.gelbvieh. org. For further questions, please contact the AGA office at 303-465-2333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. D
Saturday, March 24, 2018 • 1:00 PM ET Chenault Ag Center • Mt. Sterling, KY
Gelbvieh & Balancer Bulls Over half of the bulls are homozygous black.
Stout red, homozygous polled herd sire prospects sell!
Carolina Leverage • 6 Black Impact • 4 Lazy TV Sam • 4 Lazy TV Watchman • 2 Carolina Fortune • 2
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g n i ll e S ts 75 Lo
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Complete Dispersal of JenJoe Farms Cow/Calf Pairs Many Homozygous Black and Homozygous Polled Pairs
Gelbvieh & Balancer Females
Numerous powerful, homozygous black herd sire prospects sell!
Semen auction to benefit the Jimmy Christopher Scholarship Fund. Please bring your semen tank to support the Juniors.
This homozyous black, homozygous polled Maverick donor sells with a Some of the breed’s top A.I. sire will be offered. Godfather 575C calf at side!
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Several maternal sisters to this powerful EGL Cirie daughter will be selling.
Several ET calves out of the Ms Fortune 63X donor sell. Like us on Facebook at Slaughter Sale Management
GW out in the field
Practice Makes Perfect By Angela Vesco
t’s sale day. You are running around trying to make sure everything is in place. You are going through your to-do list for the day and check off the tasks you have already accomplished. Even after you have gone through your list, you still think about what else you could have done, but is sale day the best time to be thinking about what you could have done? We just got through watching the winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, and you just can’t help but wonder what is going through the athlete’s minds as they compete. How do they prepare for an event of such magnitude and what is their mental state during competition? During their interviews and promotional efforts, we get to see a little bit behind the scenes of their journey to the Olympics. We find out that they have spent years practicing their craft. They have invested countless hours of their life working towards one single day of competition. They didn’t start training three months before the Olympics. If they had, they wouldn’t be at the
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Olympics. Second-guessing about their training and preparation does them no good, it only adds to the pressure. Now, preparing for your annual sale probably isn’t as demanding as preparing for the Olympics, at least not physically. But there are lessons we can learn from watching Olympic athletes.
Lesson 1: They prepare, and they start preparing early. You won’t find a successful Olympic athlete who starts training three months before the competition, so you shouldn’t either. As soon as you can, make sure calves are registered and data is collected and entered into the registry. As we all know, DNA testing is becoming a larger piece of the sales process and takes about a month to get results. I understand that there is an investment involved when it comes to DNA testing, but I would strongly suggest getting that process done well ahead of time so that even if there are testing complications, you will not have to worry about getting results back in time for the sale. Also, recording phenotypic data as soon as possible is a way to ensure that the EPDs printed in your catalog a month before the sale are as current as possible. Do your customers a favor, and give them the best information you can. As the adage goes, “Proper preparation prevents poor performance.”
out in the field GW Lesson 2: They learn what works for them to make their style unique.
Breeders should do the same. You should be able to wake up the morning of the sale and know that all you have to do is check the cattle, hand out materials, drink coffee, and be there to welcome your customers. Be in a position to focus on the things that matter like assisting your customers so they can make sound buying decisions.
Every athlete has his or her strengths, and every breeder has theirs. The way we find our strengths is by constantly trying different things. We may watch how others breed cattle; we may observe how others run their sale and maybe Give yourself the best advantage possible to succeed try some new techniques at home to see what works for by being prepared and preparing all year long. D us. As you go through the seasons, find what works and use it to your advantage. For some, it may be the ® style of cattle raised; for others, it may be a certain level of customer service Burlington Livestock Exchange, Burlington, CO provided—whatever it is, use it. March 8, 2018 • 12:30 PM MST
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Lesson 3: They have failed more than they have succeeded. Nobody gets anywhere without failure. As Thomas Edison famously said, “I didn’t fail, I just found 10,000 ways that didn’t work.” Maybe you tried a new marketing campaign that didn’t pay off, maybe you spent time looking for new buyers, and they didn’t show up on sale day, maybe you tried different genetics, and when the calves hit the ground, they weren’t what you expected they’d be. Whatever it was, everyone has experienced it. The good news is, you can try again next year! It can be defeating to put so much effort into something that doesn’t turn out as you hoped, but missteps and failures will make your program stronger in the years to come.
Lesson 4: When it comes to competition, they are focused, and they have fun. The Olympians have put so much effort into being prepared that on the day of competition, they do their routine to get their head in the game, do a warm up to get their bodies ready, and then they get out there and do what they love and have fun.
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Delbert & Marilyn Call for a catalog Raile & Sons Delbert 785-332-2756 755 Road U cell 785-772-1141 St. Francis, KS Matt cell 785-332-8399 railegelbvieh.com • email: firstname.lastname@example.org GELBVIEH WORLD |
GW final note
Taking a Step Forward By Kim Rounds
want to start this off by making something very clear: I am not an emotional person. I am not a hugger; I am not a crier. That being said, I have teared up more times in the last two weeks than I have in the last two years. I have received so many heartfelt goodbyes and well-wishes since the announcement of my new job and I am incredibly grateful I had the opportunity to look many members in the eye as I shook hands and promised our paths would cross again. For those of you who don’t know, January 19, 2018, was my last day at the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) and that decision was not one I took lightly. I was recruited for a job that is a huge step forward in my career and my heart was torn between my loyalties and comforts within this association or an exciting opportunity. My parents are both logical, reasonable people so naturally I sought advice there. My father told me something that I think applies far beyond just new career opportunities, “If you have the opportunity to take a step forward, take that step forward. Do not just move for the sake of moving. Do not move backward. Moving forward is hard, but ultimately those hard decisions will make you a better person and take you farther in this world.” If that quote does not resonate with the cattle industry, particularly Gelbvieh breeders, I’m not sure where you’ve been as of late. This breed in particular has seen a lot of change recently and change is often taken as a four letter word. While change for the sake of change benefits no one, change for the sake of advancement is more than beneficial, it is vital. This breed has made advancements that quite honestly exceeded the expectations of the cattle industry and you aren’t losing steam. Over the past few years, I have heard Myron Edelman, AGA executive director, give a State of the Association address to the membership at AGA national convention and the message has rung loud and clear; the association is making changes, the association is going places, and the association
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isn’t done yet. That should make any breeder or member of this association excited. The Gelbvieh and Balancer breed is seeing the results of both a hard working staff and a membership that has stepped up to the plate, dedicating their efforts to impact the U.S. cowherd and consumer’s dinner plates. If you were not in attendance at the National Western Stock Show or you didn’t tune-in online, you missed out on one of the most impressive grand champion drives that I have witnessed. In fact, a post to my social media queued many “What breed is that!?” responses, to which I proudly replied “That is a purebred Gelbvieh bull”. The amount of surprised emojis and raised eyebrow Snapchats I received in return tells me that this breed is doing exactly what our strategic plan is focused on and people are taking notice. If that last sentence left any non-millennials scratching their heads, I’ll summarize by saying Gelbvieh is making waves in the cattle industry and you should be proud of that. I stand here, packing up my office, astounded by the impact of this staff, of this board, and of this membership on me as a person. I was lucky enough to work with a team that defines synergy, constantly challenging me and inspiring me to be a better person. I witnessed board room discussions that showed me the beating heart of this association and took passion for a breed to an entirely new level. Most importantly, this membership has changed my outlook on the beef industry and has built strengths within me I didn’t know I possessed. My job required equal parts compassion and unwavering commitment to the rules, and that is a tough role to play. I so appreciate each and every one of you staff, board, and membership. I leave you again with the advice my father gave me: Keep moving forward. Do not look back, because this breed is not headed in that direction. D
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GW data bulletin
Reverend Bayes and Cattle Breeding By Jared Decker, Ph.D., Beef Genetics Extension and Computational Genomics, University of Missouri
ou are asking yourself, who is Reverend Bayes and what does he have to do with cattle? The answer to this question will answer a major misconception in cattle genetics. Reverend Bayes was an 18th century Presbyterian minister. He was also trained in logic. Due to Bayes’ work on probabilities, an approach to statistics called Bayesian statistics is named after him. In Bayesian statistics, we start with a prior belief (prior probability). As more information and data are gathered, we update this prior belief. We call this new update a posterior belief. We continue this process as we collect additional data. Further, a key tenant of Bayesian statistics is evaluating the methods (i.e. models) used in our analysis. Statisticians and scientists did not frequently use this system of statistics in the early 20th century. But, with increased computing power, Bayesian statistics has become very popular in the 21st century. Cattle genetic prediction is very much Bayesian. We start with a prior belief. For genetic predictions (e.g. EPDs), this prior is the parental average. The parental average is half of the sire’s genetic prediction plus half of the dam’s genetic prediction. This prior prediction is not only based on quantitative genetics theory, but biology as well. If we mated the same sire and dam hundreds of times to produce hundreds of progeny, the average breeding value of those progeny would be the parental average. When we receive new data on an animal, an important step happens. We update our prediction! Every calf receives a random sample of its sire’s and dam’s genetics. As we collect data on the animal, either its own performance, the performance of its progeny, or genomic test results, we now have information to sort out this random sample of genetic effects the animal received from its parents. The amount
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of variation associated with this random shuffle of genes between generations is quite large. In typical situations, the amount of variance between full siblings (same sire and dam) is equal to half of the variance in the entire population. This random sample of genes is unknown. It takes data to identify how an individual animal’s breeding value is different from its parental average. Thus, as we update predictions based on new data, it improves the prediction, making it closer to its unknown true value. We continue this updating process until we reach enough certainty that we call this animal a “proven” parent. Not only do predictions change by updating the data, but also occasionally, we improve the statistical models used to estimate them. In the early 2000s, many dairy breeds added fertility traits to their economic indexes (breeding objectives). Prior to this, the genetic trend for fertility had been negative and the fertility of dairy herds was decreasing. After this change to the indexes, genetic merit for fertility increased and dairy herds became more fertile. Several beef breed associations have recently switched or are in the process of switching from multi-step genomic prediction to single-step genomic prediction. Concurrent with this switch, several other changes will be made to the statistical models. For example, July 7, 2017 Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) updated the evaluation of carcass traits for the American Angus Association. When producers were turning in carcass data it tended to be actual carcass data from low performing bulls who became steers or ultrasound data from the very best animals. This was not a random sample. It was a biased sample from a selected set of animals, which were either the very worst or the very best. In other words, there was selection bias. But, by fitting weaning weights as a correlated trait in the analysis of carcass data AGI removed this selection bias. This improved the genetic predictions. As Nate Silver and Philip Tetlock have both written, the best predictions update as they receive new data. Yet, when a recently purchased animal quickly losses value as data and models are updated, this causes anxiety and alarm for many cattle breeders. When confronted with these situations, livestock breeders need to remind themselves of two facts. When they made the purchase, they used the best available predictions.
data bulletin GW updates may be uncomfortable in the short term, these updates make predictions more accurate. These updated predictions increase the precision of genetic predictions, improve the rate of genetic progress, and advance the sustainability, including profitability, of our cattle enterprises. By using updated predictions, we separate the signal from the noise and reap the benefit of modern statistics. D
The new answer will serve them better in the long run. Imagine if predictions are not updated, or we stick our head in the sand and ignore updated predictions. In this scenario, our customers will become frustrated because what we are saying in our marketing is not matching real world performance. We can either swallow the bitter pill now resulting in happy, confident customers. Or, we can ignore the truth and end up with unhappy, distrusting customers. Cattle breeders can use this updating process to their advantage by collecting and reporting data. Collect all the data that you can afford based on financial, time, and labor resources. Make sure the data you report is accurate (clean data). Do not guess on weights or use birth weight tapes. Report actual weights recorded on a scale! Turn in complete data. Record and report data on every calf born on your farm. Do not pick and choose which data you report; report all of it. Otherwise, you are simply biasing the predictions.
Written for the Fall 2017 MWI Veterinary Update and reprinted with the permission Jared Decker.
Updated predictions are valuable. Although
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GW 47th Annual AGA National Convention
American Gelbvieh Association Elects Board of Directors
embers of the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) elected five candidates to the board of directors at the annual membership meeting held December 9, 2017, during the 47 th Annual American Gelbvieh Association National Convention in Wichita, Kansas.
Other members of the AGA Board of Directors are: Leland Clark, Barnard, Kansas; Dennis Gustin, Mandan, North Dakota; Doug Hughes, Max Meadows, Virginia; Andrea Murray, Kingfisher, Oklahoma; Randy Sienknecht, Gladbrook, Iowa; and Jeff Swanson, Oxford, Nebraska.
Newly elected board members are Dustin Aherin, Phillipsburg, Kansas; Jeff Loveless, Spanish Fork, Utah; Derek Martin, Bucklin, Kansas; and Dan McCarty, Rifle, Colorado. Re-elected to serve a second term was Lowell Rogers, Seminary, Mississippi.
Retiring members of the 2017 AGA Board of Directors were Andy LeDoux, Ree Heights, South Dakota; Neal Pearson, Lake City, South Dakota; Dustin Rippe, Belleville, Kansas; and Duane Strider, Asheboro, North Carolina. The AGA would like to thank these members for their years of service on the AGA Board of Directors.
The AGA Board of Directors also elected individuals to serve in leadership positions on the executive committee for 2018. Scott Starr, Stapleton, Nebraska, was re-elected as AGA president. Elected as vice president was John Carrel, Columbus, Montana. Klint Sickler, Gladstone, North Dakota, was elected as secretary and Walter Teeter, Mount Ulla, North Carolina, was re-elected as treasurer.
The American Gelbvieh Association is a progressive beef cattle breed association representing 1,100 members and approximately 40,000 cows assessed annually in a performanceoriented total herd reporting system. D
Top row: Leland Clark, KS; Randy Sienknecht, IA; Dough Hughes, VA; Jeff Swanson, NE; Dennis Gustin, ND; Jeff Loveless, UT; Dustin Aherin, KS; Derek Martin, KS; Andrea Murray, OK. Front Row: Dan McCarty, CO; Klint Sickler, ND; Myron Edelman, AGA Executive Director; Scott Starr, NE; John Carrel, MT; Walter Teeter, NC; Lowell Rogers, MS.
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GW AGF news
American Gelbvieh Foundation Ensuring a Solid Future for the Assocation By Dr. Glenn Wehner, American Gelbvieh Foundation Treasurer
reetings from your American Gelbvieh Foundation Board of Directors! Al Knapp, AGF president, has asked me to update the American Gelbvieh Association (AGA) on recent Foundation activities. I am pleased to congratulate all of our membership for their interest and contributions. The funds from the sale of the building have been committed to our financial advisors for investment; we look forward to future reports from them. Returns from these investments will provide a solid future for the
by donated proceeds from one of their steers to the Foundation, which netted $7,084. The Scale and Rail silent auction at the AGA National Convention in Wichita, Kansas, added to the fun of announcing the various winners as well as adding $1,500 to the Foundation coffers. The Foundation Board wishes to thank those Steer Challenge donors and remind everyone that whether you have a steer in this yearâ€™s contest or choose to purchase a steer from a participating breeder or from the feedyardsâ€™ inventory, you can join the fun and help the AGF. It is also important to recognize the contributions made by the Gelbvieh Profit Partners from the redemption of their shares, which provided $10,805. The Culls for the Future program involving the donation of the receipts from a cull cow or any animal can be directed to the Foundation at the time of sale by listing the Foundation as the owner and having the check sent to the AGA office or by submitting the proceeds yourself.
Al Knapp (left), AGF president, receives the check from the sale of the AGA office building from Scott Starr (right), AGA president during the AGF meeting at the 47th Annual AGA National Convention.
Association by providing interest income to further our mission supporting member education, research and development, and junior member activities. Some other significant programs include the Scale and Rail Contest, which has supplied valuable carcass information to our database with a net of $1,100. In addition, five breeders entered the Steer Challenge
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Foundation supported activities include an ongoing feet and leg research being conducted in cooperation with university partners ($2,500), sponsorship of the convention banquet ($2,500), providing yearly scholarships to juniors ($2,750), assisting two juniors attend The Summit leadership conference ($500) and finally, $6,950 in Steer Challenge awards. It is obvious that the Foundation has had a busy and fruitful year, resulting in a current Foundation balance of just under one million dollars! Please contact any of the Foundation board members concerning any of the programs or activities that you are interested in and remember, all contributions qualify as tax exempt through your 501c3 registered Foundation. D
nwss news GW Results of the Rippe Donation Heifer Raffle By Taylor Evans
ne of the American Gelbvieh Junior Association’s (AGJA) largest annual fundraisers is a heifer raffle, which takes place at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colorado. Again this year, Rippe Gelbvieh of Hubbell, Nebraska, donated the heifer. Following the Gelbvieh and Balancer National Sale at the NWSS, a winner was drawn. This year’s winner is Guy McEndaffer from Colorado. McEndaffer will take home DBRG MS 532C 747E from Rippe Gelbvieh. Proceeds from the raffle help the AGJA host junior member events, such as the Junior Classic, regional shows and leadership events throughout the year.
Jady LeDoux from Ree Heights, South Dakota, for their outstanding commitment to the AGJA. Breckon Murray, the top selling junior, will receive half interest in a heifer from AGA President Scott Starr and will work alongside Starr to breed and market the heifer’s calves. We would also like to thank all of the AGJA members who sold tickets, as this fundraiser would not be possible without their efforts. We are much obliged to the Rippe family for the donation once again and to everyone who purchased raffle tickets.
We would also like to recognize our top selling juniors, Breckon Murray, Kingfisher, Oklahoma, and
Excitement builds as members of the crowd locate the winner of AGJA’s donation heifer raffle.
Callahan Grund, AGJA president (right), holds the raffle box while Breckon Murray (left), Kingfisher, Okla. draws the winning ticket.
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GW AGA Strategic Plan
Where the Strategic Plan is Taking Us
or any organization, it’s vital to develop and follow a roadmap for success. The American Gelbvieh Association’s roadmap is the Meeting Modern Industry Demands Strategic Plan, which is in the beginning of its second year. In order to follow the roadmap planned out by both the AGA leadership and membership, it’s important to be continually reminded of the direction the association is taking. Prudent financial planning, membership education, and sound scientific information that accurately describes Gelbvieh, Balancer and Gelbvieh-influenced cattle provide the means for demand-driven growth toward meeting modern industry demands. With any roadmap to success, there will be curvy roads and speed bumps. This is where AGA leadership comes in and identifies available opportunities and unforeseen change. Change is inevitable in the beef industry, so adapting the strategies to capitalize on these opportunities is essential. Business forecasting beyond the strategic plan interval will take place to prepare the AGA, stakeholders, and Gelbviehinfluenced cattle to take a competitive position in the field of beef cattle genetics.
Principle Goals - Achieve by 2018: o Restructure the AGA business to build a sustainable model for the future of the AGA - Achieve by 2018: o Develop a direct marketing avenue for Gelbvieh and Balancer feeder cattle and commercial replacement females, through a network of feeders and packers - Achieve by 2020: o Transfer more bulls to non-member commercial bull customers than AGA competitors - Achieve by 2021: o Operate the largest commercial cowherd database in the industry
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The Association - The American Gelbvieh Association continues to evolve to provide services that are of value to our stakeholders. The ability to grow the budget and build liquid assets in order to expand the AGA business and capitalize on opportunities is essential for the long-term viability in the beef industry. - Goals: o Achieve by 2018: Reduce mandatory costs to members o Achieve by 2019: Reduce contribution made by herd assessments to less than 50% of the AGA budget Increase AGA cash reserves to total a minimum of one-half year AGA operating expenditures o Achieve Annually: Increase AGA revenue by 3% each fiscal year
People of AGA - The cattle industry may be as much about a way of life and the people within it than the cattle themselves. The success of the AGA members along with an influential, professional staff will directly result in prosperity for the Association. - Goals: o Achieve by 2018: Increase member participation in committees 10% of each committee’s roster will be composed of members not having served on that committee the prior year.
AGA Strategic Plan GW o Achieve by 2020: Increase the percentage of members that vote at the annual meeting to 20% o Achieve by 2021: Retain staff talent (less than 20% staff turnover in the next five years) o Achieve Annually: Each member attends at least one AGA organized event annually Each AGA staff member attends a minimum of one educational event annually relative to focus area
Genetics and Information - Continual advancements in descriptive information that has value to cattle producers at every stage of the beef industry is the backbone of the AGA. The Association is committed providing to the most accurate and applicable data in the industry and assisting stakeholders in employing that information to gain a competitive advantage in the market place. - Goals: o Achieve by 2017: Separate politics and science Develop tools for commercial cattle sectors of the beef industry o Achieve by 2019: Greater than 90% of the eligible cows are enrolled in Total Herd Reporting annually All EPD’s become across-breed comparable Gelbvieh/Balancer average stayability value become higher than all other participating breeds o Achieve Annually: Annual increase in animals with a DNA panel
• 2% increase bulls • 5% increase females o Incremental increase in marbling o The AGA is aggressively involved in research that has economic relevance to the beef industry
Breed Growth and Marketing - The ability to establish a competitive position in the marketplace drives the expansion of the AGA and increases overall Gelbvieh mass. Combining the use of applicable genetic and management tools with market accessibility is the conduit for stakeholder profitability. - Goals: o Achieve by 2018: Increase The Profit Picture circulation to reach 10 million cows o Achieve Annually: Increase non-member Smart Select Service users 20% annually Increase retention rate of nonmember bull customers by 3% Increase new non-member bull customers by 2% annually
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Calving Book Technology: There’s an App for That Taylor Grussing SDSU Extension Cow-Calf Field Specialist SDSU Animal Science Department
keep everyone using the app updated. Also, if multiple people will be entering information into the app, make sure all phones are compatible with the same app (Android vs. iPhone). Lastly, if the calving app is being accessed by two users at the same time, be sure data can be entered simultaneously without complications. •
Storage What type of storage or data program does the app synch too? Options may including online cloud storage, computer or record keeping programs. In addition, file type is important and should be in a format that data is easy to use and capable to generate reports as needed. Example file types may include text, excel, pdf or even breed specific database programs. Also, is the app compatible with a computer or iPad? If apps are only accessible on the phone, it may be difficult to see mass quantities of data at one time, sort data or even print reports. Bottom line, making sure data is backed up and accessible once entered into the app is critical in case a phone goes missing on the 4-wheeler or lost while bedding the barn.
Fees Most apps will offer a free-trial for 10 – 30 days before charging a monthly or yearly fee for services. Also, apps may vary in the amount of storage or number of animals that can be entered into the system. Seek out how much data can be stored and if extra animals can be added for a fee if that storage limit is met.
Additional Features In addition to calving records, look for additional features such as breeding information, gestation calculator, semen tank inventory, grazing plan, and weaning and pregnancy data.
n today’s day and age, we rarely go anywhere without some kind of technology in our pocket or vehicle. Even in the livestock industry, there is an app for many of the tasks we conduct each day that can make our lives easier if we take the time to learn how to use them. From keeping track of markets, banking, and now even calving records, there’s an app for that too.
Choosing the Right App Calving season is a busy time for beef producers and it seems every year a calving book gets washed with valuable information never to be read again. The development of several calving book apps in the last few years has left producers asking which one is best and what specifications to look for before purchasing. Here we will discuss some tips to consider before purchasing just any calving book app. • Inputs Apps should have inputs for cow inventory, sire inventory, along with calving data. If the app is to be used year to year, check to see if new data can be added each year without removing old data. Some example calving inputs to look for include: Calf identification number, birth day/year, birth weight, sire/dam ID, color, calving ease score, single/twin, udder score, teat score, and location (pasture). In addition to calving data, other herd information that may be valuable in the same app including breeding season and pregnancy check to easily determine who the sire is and expected due date. •
Accessibility and Compatibility Does the app need to be accessible at all times? Identify apps that can be accessed even when data or wifi services are not available. The app will likely synch to an online storage system when cellular service becomes available, but may need to be set for this to occur and
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If apps aren’t for you, at the very least keep your calving data in at least two places: two calving books (one in the pickup and one in the house), or a calving book plus an app to keep it safe. Record keeping is necessary for beef producers to make benchmarks and progress from year to year. The famous saying you can’t manage what you don’t measure is true, and adaptation to new calving book apps can have a place in making recordkeeping easier and keep producers on track this calving season. D Courtesy of igrow.org
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DNA Testing: What You Need to Know By AGA Staff
ow that the spring rush for DNA testing spring sale bulls is winding down, it is a great time to be DNA testing herd sires and even animals for fall sale season. Below are some reminders about ordering DNA tests through the AGA as well as a reminder on DNA testing requirements for walking sires, AI sires, and donor dams. It is important to remember these key points when ordering DNA tests to ensure results come back in a timely manner: •
DNA tests should be ordered via the AGA Online Registry Service PRIOR to DNA samples being sent to GeneSeek laboratory.
If samples are sent to GeneSeek without first being ordered online, results will take longer to receive and the samples may not be properly processed.
Once “place requests” is clicked on the DNA ordering screen, click the PDF icon next to View/Print AGA DNA Testing Forms. Please send the completed DNA testing form along with the samples to GeneSeek at the address listed below. Samples should be sent in a timely manner after order is placed online. o GeneSeek
4131 North 48th Street Lincoln, NE 68504
DNA testing turnaround time is 3-4 weeks once the samples and completed DNA testing form have arrived at the lab. Any delay in the samples and the sample order form arriving at the lab will delay turnaround time of the testing results.
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Don’t forget to DNA test herd sires! As a reminder, all bulls siring natural service calves born January 2016 and later must have a lowdensity (GGP-LD) panel on file before calves can be registered. The best time to pull a DNA sample on the bull is before you turn him out for breeding season so that you don’t run into any issues once it is time to register those calves.
Other DNA Testing Requirements AI Sires All bulls siring AI calves must have a high-density (GGP-HD) panel on file, be tested for all four genetic conditions (DD, AM, NH, and OS) monitored by the AGA, and be parent verified to both his sire and dam. The bull must also have an AI permit on file, which is issued after DNA testing is complete. Donor Dams All bulls siring AI calves must have a high-density (GGP-HD) panel on file, be tested for all four genetic conditions (DD, AM, NH, and OS) monitored by the AGA, and be parent verified to both his sire and dam. The AGA is committed to providing members with the most cost-effective and efficient DNA testing process possible. Please contact the AGA office at (303) 465-2333 if you have any questions regarding the DNA testing process. D
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Committed to raising quality seestock Registered Gelbvieh and Balancer® Cattle Elmer, Brenda, Brad & Benny McWilliams Asbury, MO 64832 • 417-842-3225 • 417-529-0081(cell)
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Purebred A.I. Seedstock Bulls and Heifers Available. Al & Mary Knapp Cell: (913) 219-6613 18291 158th Street H: (913) 724-4105 Basehor, KS 66007 www.triplekgelbvieh.com e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Flying H Genetics 20th Grown on Grass Bull Sale October 28, 2017 Butler, Missouri Reported By Dick Helms
cool, sunny day greeted new and repeat customers to the BULL BARN at Butler, Missouri, for the annual October offering of Fescue Adapted, Grown On Grass bulls from Flying H Genetics. Representing eight states, the black and red bulls were well accepted with more bulls selling for a higher average than last year. Topping the sale was a red purebred Simmental with 5 Star genetics and great phenotype and was taken home by a Kansas buyer for $10,000. He was also volume buyer with eight bulls.
$6,312. Topped by Lot 57, A Schuler Rogue sired ShowMe Select Heifer bull out of a Watchman Daughter found a home with Parker Farms in Arkansas. Second high selling group was the black Balancers averaging $5,004. Topping this group at $8,750 was an ET son of Final Answer and the 130X Donor cow with 5 Star Genetics and was a Show-Me Select Heifer bull. The FUSION bulls were the third high selling group with a $4,575 average and were topped by Lot 1, a homozygous polled, homozygous black son of Leachman Prophet out of a Carolina Fortune donor dam, a 5 Star genetic package with superior phenotype bringing $7,000. The offerings of 50 spring-bred heifers were very well received. Selling in groups of five, they averaged $1,750.
High selling group was the red Balancers averaging
TJB Gelbvieh Sixth Annual Bull Sale November 4, 2017 Chickamauga, Georgia Auctioneer: Dale Stith Reported by Kelsie Bickett
Sale Averages: 18 2-year-old ET Bulls..............................................$4,380 35 Fall Yearling Bulls.................................................$3,050 Sale Total (43 Bulls) ..................................................$3,525
JB Gelbvieh hosted their sixth annual bull sale at the farm in Chickamauga, Georgia on November 4, 2017. The sale weekend began with a good crowd of friends and buyers attending the dinner and viewing on Friday evening and enjoying a feast of roast and favorite “hot potatoes” with an appetizer of rocky mountain oysters.
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An active crowd evaluated the bulls on Saturday, and when the day ended, 43 Gelbvieh and Balancer® bulls sold for an average of $3,525. Top selling bull was a TJB Rusty Vail son by proven donor 823T selling for $6,500 to Hadden Ranch in Gibson, Georgia. Tied for runner-up was Lot 2 and Lot 4, both Outright sons by 220Y, selling for $5,000 going to Valhalla Ranch and Tyler Gregory. Bidding was very active in the $4,500 to $4,750 range. TJB Gelbvieh would like to thank everyone for making this event a success. We would like to invite you to the next sale on November 3, 2018, to incorporate the maternal advantage of Gelbvieh and Balancer cattle with proven TJB genetics into your herd.
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GW events of interest March 2018 Mar. 2 Chimney Butte Ranch Annual Production Sale, Mandan, ND Mar. 2-4 Kentucky Beef Expo Gelbvieh & Balancer Show & Sale, Frankfort, KY Mar. 3 Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus 37th Annual Production Sale, Selby, SD Mar. 3 SEGA Gelbvieh Annual Bull Sale, Pierce, CO Mar. 3 Hilltop Farms Annual Gelbvieh & Balancer Bull and Female Sale, Carthage, MO Mar. 3 Flying H Genetics Roughage â€˜N Ready Bull Sale, Arapahoe, NE Mar. 3 Judd Ranch 40th Annual Gelbvieh, Balancer & Red Angus Bull Sale, Pomona, KS Mar. 3 Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch 29th Annual Bull Sale, Ponteix, Saskatchewan, Canada Mar. 3 Seedstock Plus Arkansas Bull Sale, Hope, AR Mar. 3 Cibâ€™s Gelbvieh Annual Bull and Female Sale, Clutier, IA Mar. 3 Flying H Genetics Grown-On Grass Nebraska Spring Bull Sale, Arapahoe, NE Mar. 5 Hojer Ranch 26th Annual Gelbvieh & Balancer Production Sale, Huron, SD Mar. 5 MLM Gelbvieh Open House & Private Treaty Sale, Superior NE Mar. 6 Warner Beef Genetics, Genetic Investment Bull Sale, Arapahoe, NE Mar. 8 Raile Gelbvieh/Balancer Bull Sale, Burlington, CO Mar. 9 Loveless Gelbvieh Quest of the West Cattle Sale, Spanish Fork, UT Mar. 10 Genetic Power Bull Sale, Springfield, MO Mar. 10 Midwest Beef Alliance Spring Bull Sale, Marshall Junction, MO Mar. 10 Rippe Gelbvieh Bull Sale, Belleville, KS Mar. 10 Seedstock Plus Red Reward Sale, Humansville, MO Mar. 12 Twin View Livestock Bull Sale, Brooks, Alberta, Canada Mar. 13 Bar Arrow Cattle Company 28th Annual Production Sale, Phillipsburg, KS Mar. 15 Kicking Horse Ranch Annual Production Sale, Great Falls, MT
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Flying H Genetics Grown On Grass-Missouri Spring Sale, Butler, MO Midwest Beef Consultants, Brooks Farms Inc., and M5 Ag Services 15th Annual Open House and Bull Sale, Carthage, IN Lone Oak Cattle Sixth Annual Bull Sale, Mechanicsville, IA 23rd Annual Central Montana Gelbvieh & Angus Genetic Bull Sale, Lewistown, MT Eagle Pass Ranch Annual Bull Sale, Highmore, SD 9th Annual Southwest Iowa Gelbvieh & Balancer Bull & Female Sale, Creston, IA Rafter R Gelbvieh Cow Dispersal Sale, Creston, IA Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational Bull & Female Sale, Mt. Sterling, KY Harriman Santa Fe Top of the Breed Bull & Female Sale, Windsor, MO Arkansas Bull Sale 3rd Annual Bull and Commercial Female Sale, Heber Springs, AR Seedstock Plus South Missouri Bull Sale, Carthage, MO Cranview Gelbvieh Annual Progress and Performance Sale, Rugby, ND St.Clair Farms 9th Annual Bull & Female Sale, Falls of Rough, KY
April 2018 Apr. 7 Apr. 7 Apr. 7 Apr. 8 Apr. 14 Apr. 14 Apr. 28
Circle S Ranch 11th Annual Going to Grass Production Sale, Canton, KS Middle Tennessee Gelbvieh & Angus Invitational, Centerville, TN Maternal Integrity Gelbvieh and Balancer Bull Sale, Butler MO TJB Gelbvieh & Balancer Online Embryo Sale Bar T Bar Ranches Annual Bull Sale, Winslow, AZ Knoll Crest Total Performance Bull Sale, Red House, VA Bush Cattle Farm Dispersal Sale, Franklin, KY
Visit the online version of Places to Be at www.gelbvieh. org for additional dates on upcoming sales and more information on each event.
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GW ad index 3 G Ranch...................................27, 43 ABCS Gelbvieh................................ 60 Adkins Gelbvieh.............................. 61 AGA................................................IFC AGJA................................................. 69 B/F Cattle Company........................ 72 Bar Arrow Cattle Company.....11, 72 Bar IV Livestock.............................. 63 Bar JR Gelbvieh..........................22, 60 Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc.................23, 60 Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch.............. 61 Bluegrass Gelbvieh Invitational..... 53 Boehler Gelbvieh............................. 73 Bolton Cattle Ranch............17, 59, 60 Bow K Ranch................................... 60 Brandywine Farm............................ 61 Bull Barn Genetics.....................16, 71 Bush Cattle Farm............................... 9 Canadian GV Assn.......................... 71 Cattlemen’s Connection.............. 3, 71 C-Cross Cattle Company............... 63 Cedar Top Ranch......................73, BC Chimney Butte Ranch..................... 61 C.H. Morris & Sons, LLC............... 63 Circle S Ranch............................72, 79 CJ&L Livestock................................ 61 Cleland Cattle Company................ 75 Clinch Mountain Gelbvieh............. 63 Coles Bend Cattle Company.......... 63 Covington Gelbvieh........................ 29 Cranview Gelbvieh....................13, 61
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Cunningham, Ronn........................ 71 Danell Diamond Six Ranch......21, 60 Diamond L Farms........................... 57 Diamond V Gelbvieh...................... 72 Dromgoole’s Heaven....................... 57 Eagle Pass Ranch............................. 61 Flying H Genetics............................ 73 Gelbviehauction.com...................... 77 Golden Image Cattle....................... 75 Green Hills Gelbvieh....................... 63 GS Ridge Top Ranch....................... 60 Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh....... 61 Hampton Cattle Company............. 63 Harriman Santa Fe.......................... 72 Hart Farm Gelbvieh........................ 72 Hilltop Farms................................... 72 Hodges Ranch.................................. 57 Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch..................... 61 J&K Farm.......................................... 43 J Bar M Gelbvieh............................. 72 Judd Ranch, Inc........................... 1, 72 Kicking Horse Ranch................31, 60 Kittle Gelbvieh Farms..................... 57 Knoll Crest Farm......................... 5, 63 Koehn Cattle Co.............................. 57 Land of Oz/ John C Oswald........... 72 Lambert, Doak................................. 71 Ledgerwood Gelbvieh...............29, 60 Lemke Cattle.................................... 73 Leonhardt Cattle Company............ 61 Linquist Farms................................. 60
Little Windy Hill Farms.................. 63 Lone Oak Cattle.........................47, 60 Longleaf Station............................... 63 M&P Gelbvieh................................. 73 Markes Family Farms...................... 57 Martens Gelbvieh............................ 60 Martin Cattle Company.................. 57 McCarty Cattle Company.............. 33 McCarty, Dan................................... 71 Miller Gelbvieh................................ 57 Mitchell Marketing Service............ 71 MLM Gelbvieh................................. 73 Mulroy Farms................................... 72 Nine Bar Nine Gelbvieh.................. 60 Nowack Cattle Company................ 72 Overmiller Gelbvieh....................... 96 Plateau Gelbvieh.............................. 60 Post Rock Cattle Company............ 72 Prairie Hills Gelbvieh...................... 61 Rafter R Gelbvieh............................ 37 Raile Gelbvieh.................................. 55 Register Farms................................. 63 Rocking GV Gelbvieh..................... 73 Rocky Top Gelbvieh........................ 78 Rogers Valley Farm Gelbvieh......... 73 Sawtooth Gelbvieh Cattle & Hay..... 60 Schafer Farms, Inc........................... 61 Seedstock Plus Genetics...........71, 80 Seedstock Plus............................15, 71 Southwest Iowa Bull Sale................ 39 Spring Flood Ranch........................ 73 Squeakin’ By-LK Farms.................. 73 St.Clair Farm.................................... 19 Swanson Cattle Company.............. 73 Swenson Gelbvieh........................... 61 Taubenheim Gelbvieh..................... 73 The 88 Ranch.................................... 73 Thorstenson Gelbvieh..................... 61 Thull Gelbvieh Farm....................... 61 TJB Gelbvieh & Balancer.................. 7 Triple H Farms................................. 60 Triple K Gelbvieh............................. 72 Volek Ranch..................................... 61 Warner Beef Genetics ................. IBC White Buffalo Ranch....................... 31 White Oak Farms............................ 73 Wildwood Acres.............................. 43 Wilkinson Gelbvieh........................ 60 Wolf Gelbvieh.................................. 83 YJ Mountain Ranch......................... 28 Yoder’s Prairie Acres....................... 87
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Tuesday, March 6, 2018 • 1:00 PM ( CST ) At the Ranch, Arapahoe, NE
CED BW WW YW MILK YG 8
28 -0.42 24 0.60 0.04 66.14
CED BW WW YW MILK YG 11 1.0
29 0.08 38 0.49 0.57 84.16
38% Balancer® Bull Double Black, Homozygous Polled DLW Pension 5115Z x XXB 016X
15 -0.24 35 0.41 0.18 73.29
63% Balancer® Bull Double Black, Homozygous Polled WOHL Winter’s Cricket A17 x CCRO Ms Hot Sauce 9762W
CED BW WW YW MILK YG
75% Gelbvieh Bull Homozygous Black, Homozygous Polled CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A x DLW Ms Matron 802U
GELBVIEH & BALANCER® BULLS
36 -0.48 54
064 -0.09 82.03
75% Gelbvieh Bull Homozygous Black, Homozygous Polled CCRO Carolina Leverage 3214A x DLW Ms Matron 802U
36 -0.48 54 0.64 -0.09 82.03
50% Balancer® Bull Double Black, Homozygous Polled EGL Barrett B050 x DLW Ms Sandhills 359A
CED BW WW YW MILK YG
CED BW WW YW MILK YG
CED BW WW YW MILK YG 8
27 -0.20 41 0.56 0.31 79.58
38% Balancer® Bull Double Black, Homozygous Polled SEPT Copperfield ET x DLW Ms Industry
Selling 125 lots
Sale broadcast live online at www.dvauction.com
WARNER BEEF GENETICS Dan and Kate Warner 42198 Road 721, Arapahoe, NE 68922
Broadcasting Real-Time Auctions
Dan Warner: 308.962.6511 Monte Warner: 308.962.6136 Darren Warner: 308.824.2950
Cedar Top Ranch offers a LIFELINE for your breeding needs
AMGV 1298079 • BA50 • Homozyougs Black • Homozygous Polled CED 14 30%
BW -1.9 35%
WW 79 15%
YW 117 20%
CEM 7 35%
HP 5.34 45%
ST 12 25%
YG -0.46 25%
CW 37 30%
REA 0.75 5%
MB $Cow FPI EPI 0.06 100.78 80.28 149.45 30% 35% 15%
2016 National Western Stock Show Grand Champion Balancer Bull Co-owned with Eagle Pass Ranch and LeDoux Ranch Semen available through Bull Barn Genetics 800-535-6173
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Scott & Raberta Starr 212 Starr Drive • Stapleton, NE 69163 308-587-2293 • 308-530-3900 (C) email: firstname.lastname@example.org
This months issue features coverage over the 47th Annual AGA National Convention and 2018 National Gelbvieh and Balancer Show.