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We have hand selected the Finest Females of the breed . . . the kind that will be Breed Giants in years to come. If you are serious about the Gelbvieh & Balancer® business, you must be in Kearney, December 7, 2013. Consignors: • Voleck Gelbvieh • Schroeder Ranch • Cedar Top Ranch • Thorstenson Gelbvieh • Warner Beef Genetics • Sanford Cattle Company • Bar Arrow Cattle Company
• Swanson Cattle Company • Beastrom Ranch • Taubenheim Gelbvieh • Flying H Genetics • Black Gold Cattle Company • Royal Western Gelbvieh, Canada
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JRI Extra Exposure 285L71 ET
JRI Top Secret 253M75 ET
BW: 94 lbs. WW: 814 lbs. YW: 1,390 lbs. Ylg Scrotal: 41.5 cm.
BW: 79 lbs. WW: 739 lbs. Ylg Scrotal: 39.7 cm.
If great cow families with perfect teat/udder systems are a necessity in your program, this ‘02 National Champion is the way to go. Extra Exposure daughters feature teat/udder excellence, and his meat machine sons averaged $5,773 in the 2012 spring bull sale.
Semen is now available on Top Secret’s clone. In the Annual Judd Ranch Bull Sale 372 Top Secret sons have averaged $4,574 and 94 sons out of Top Secret daughters have averaged $5,579.
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JRI Super Duty 9Y53
Black, Homozygous Polled Purebred
BW: 74 lbs. WW: 762 lbs. YW: 1,242 lbs. Ylg Scrotal: 41.4 cm. Purebred calving ease genetics. 950 lb. actual weaning weight off first calf heifer with beautiful teat/udder quality. Super Duty’s grandam and great grandam were both honored Dams of Merit and Dams of Distinction. Photographed at 19 - months of age.
JRI Pedro 207Z74
Black, Homozygous Polled Purebred
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JRI Pop A Top 197T83
Homozygous Polled Purebred
BD: 1-21-12 BW: 80 lbs. WW: 659 lbs. Ylg Scrotal: 38.8 cm.
BW: 74 lbs. WW: 787 lbs. Ylg Scrotal: 39.1 cm.
Pedro’s a maternal brother to JRI Journey 207S74 (deceased), who was one of the all-time great calving ease sires and a current breed trait leader for calving ease and low birth weight. Photographed at 11 months.
Pop A Top’s incredible birth-to-growth spread, coupled with unmatched fertility is indeed impressive. In the Annual Judd Ranch Bull Sale 77 Pop A Top sons have averaged $4,979 and sons out of Pop A Top daughters have averaged $5,937.
Judd Ranch — Home of the “Complete Package” — Calving Ease • Growth • Carcass • Fertility
November 2013, Volume 28, Number 3 Official Publication of the American Gelbvieh Association 12 Create Your Future II: The Dynamics of the Beef Business Be sure to attend this educational seminar, open to all members,
which will be held November 18 at the NAILE in Louisville, KY.
14 How a Protein Supplementation Program can Help Winter Range Cattle on Low-Quality Forage
Management and supplementation of low-quality forage is critical during the winter months, due to the low crude protein content and high fiber content of these forages.
22 Gelbvieh Breeders Recognized for Selecting for Maternal Efficiency in Cow Herd
Annual Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction Honor Roll
AGA Board Approves Convention Activities, Budget, Other Action at August Board Meeting
AGA Board Approves Genetic Conditions Testing Policy
Rippe Gelbvieh Donates Watchman Daughter for AGJA Raffle
Are You a Cattle Manager or a Cost Manager?
USDA Approves First Combination MLV Vaccine to Provide Targeted Protection Against BVD 1b
Mandan Site for North Dakota Field Day
Gelbvieh World Circulation Statement
Judd Ranch 23rd Annual Cow Power Female Sale
The November issue is dedicated to the Gelbvieh cow, with the annual Dam of Merit/Distinction honor roll. Cover photo taken by Brian Rogers at Dobson Ranch, Kaw City, Okla.
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CONTENTS INSIDE THE EDITORIAL 6
A Wining Team
President’s View from Rob Arnold
Manage What You Can
Breed Promotion Minute from Frank Padilla
44-47 Impacting the Beef Business: It Starts wtih Membership
16 Improving on Tradition
Executive’s View from Jim Gibb
30 AGA Resources Help Members Manage Genetic Conditions
View of the Numbers from Susan Willmon
34 The Gelbvieh Cow
Junior Voice from Van Tucker
40 American Gelbvieh Foundation Offers a Limited Time, Unique Giving Strategy to Save on Taxes
42 Add Color to Your Breeder Block Ad
Communication Note from Jennifer Scharpe
2014 American Gelbvieh Association Annual Convention • It Starts with Membership • 2014 Hall of Fame Inductees • Hotel Reservations & Convention Registration • Participate in Committee Meetings from Home • Nominate Outstanding Commercial, Seedstock Producers • 2014 AGA Annual Convention and NWSS Activities • Notice of 2014 American Gelbvieh Association Annual Meeting • NWSS Entries Due November 20 • Heifer Mart for Registered Heifers in the Yards
EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE 10900 Dover Street F Westminster, CO 80021 Main phone: 303-465-2333 F Fax: 303-465-2339 www.GELBVIEH.org F email@example.com Facebook: American Gelbvieh Association
ASSOCIATION STAFF Jim Gibb Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
Frank Padilla Director of Breed Promotion email@example.com (ex. 480)
Dianne Coffman Director of Administration firstname.lastname@example.org (ex. 479)
Jennifer Scharpe Director of Communications email@example.com (ex. 485)
Susan Willmon Director of Breed Improvement firstname.lastname@example.org (ex. 484)
Lynn Valentine Gelbvieh Media Productions email@example.com (ex. 486)
Kari Otteman Breed Improvement Data Analyst firstname.lastname@example.org (ex. 483) Dolores Gravley Customer Services email@example.com (ex. 481) Patti Showman Customer Services firstname.lastname@example.org (ex. 478)
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William McIntosh Eastern Area Coordinator email@example.com 502-867-3132 Brian Rogers Central Area Coordinator firstname.lastname@example.org 936-554-1600 Dana Stewart Director of Member Services email@example.com (ex. 488)
Rob Arnold, President (2012) Minot, ND • 701-624-2051 firstname.lastname@example.org Dan Warner, V. President (2013) Beaver City, NE • 308-962-6511 email@example.com
Brian Dunn, Secretary (2013) St. John, KS • 620-549-6516 firstname.lastname@example.org Neal Pearson, Treasurer (2012) Lake City, SD • 605-448-5653 email@example.com
DIRECTORS Ken Flikkema (2011) Bozeman, MT • 406-586-6207 firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Hart (2011) Kansas City, KS • 816-225-8530 email@example.com John Huston (2011) New Carlisle, OH • 859-595-8680 firstname.lastname@example.org Andy LeDoux (2012) Agenda, KS • 785-732-6564 email@example.com David Martin (2011) Judsonia, AR • 501-728-4950 firstname.lastname@example.org Bob Prosser (2012) Winslow, AZ • 928-289-2619 email@example.com
Ronnie Rogers (2013) Mendon, MO • 660-375-7266 rogers_valley_farm_feedlot@ hotmail.com Scott Starr (2013) Stapleton, NE • 308-587-2293 firstname.lastname@example.org Duane Strider (2012) Asheboro, NC • 910-428-4568 email@example.com Grant Thayer (2011) Ramah, CO • 303-621-2058 firstname.lastname@example.org Gary Tilghman (2013) Glasgow, KY • 270-678-5695 email@example.com
A Winning Team The easiest way to get involved in the American Gelbvieh Association is to be a part of the committee process; and then participate! It’s one thing to be part of a group; it’s a whole different thing to be active in the group. By Rob Arnold HOW MANY TIMES have you heard the comment, “Behind every good man is a good woman!” Successful organizations or associations are the same when it comes to active members and the effective use of its committees. Quoting Dr. Gibb, “An association is a group of people with common interests that organize to accomplish together what they cannot do as individuals.” So, behind every good association is an active membership. How many workshops or group functions have we been involved with where 10 percent of the people do 90 percent of the work? I couldn’t even begin to tell you how many of those I’ve been involved with. The easiest form of involvement requires no monetary investment. It requires a little time and a voice. State associations and committees are just as important as national committees. State associations provide input to national committees and the national committees bring those recommendations to the AGA Board of Directors. It is then the Board’s responsibility to act on those recommendations. Members provide the foundation in which an organization is built. Effective organizations take those members and build a structure that promotes participation and allows everyone to feel like they are included. It’s a lot like successful sports teams. You don’t need the best athletes to win…you just need a good team. Teams succeed when all members work towards the same goal. A couple good examples are the 1987 and 1991 Minnesota Twins. Over half the teams in professional baseball spend more money on their rosters than the Minnesota Twins. Another example is 6 | NOVEMBER 2013
the 1980 U.S. Hockey team that beat the Russians for the Gold Medal at the Olympics. It is an incredible testament to desire and team work! I guess the moral of this story is… it takes a total team effort to win a World Series or a Gold Medal.
Here is a means to be a part of the AGA team. The AGA Board of Directors has accepted a proposal from the AGA staff to have our committee meetings via web-meeting and teleconference prior to the National Western Stock Show. We are taking this approach for several reasons. First and foremost, this should allow more input from more members. Anyone that has an interest in voicing an opinion on future direction or any concerns regarding current policy and practices has an avenue to participate. Holding the committee meetings before convention allows members to focus on the purpose of our committees – making policy recommendations to the Board of Directors. This then allows time during convention to focus on member communication and discussion on specific topics. Third, this change creates more opportunity to network and socialize with fellow breeders. In the interest of generating more member participation we need to find effective ways for more involvement. I encourage everyone to give it a try. We are at a crossroads in our industry. The commercial cattlemen need and want Continental cattle to compliment the English cattle. Not all Continental breed associations are going to last. Success does not come easy. I didn’t for the Minnesota Twins, it didn’t for the 1980 U.S. Hockey team and it won’t for us. But it sure is fun when it all pays off! I am inviting each and every member to participate in at least one committee web-meeting meeting. As a team we can make Gelbvieh cattle the champions of the Continental Race. FFF
GBNR BAR NONE CAPTAIN 42X
BD: March 18, 2010
GBNR Captain 42X is pictured above as a three-yearold. He was brought into our program to add muscle, body mass and performance in an outcross to our purebred bloodlines. His sire CTR Highlight is known for his great daughters and has very limited semen availability. Captain’s dam is a full sister to Fosters, Farah and Fawn all noted individuals in the Gelbvieh breed.
THOUGHT FOR THE MONTH...
This outstanding Homozygous Black and Homozygous Polled Captain son was selected by Dennis Gustin of Diamond D Gelbvieh and was the high selling Purebred Bull in our 2013 sale.
HIS CREDENTIALS • Black and Homozygous polled. • Sires outstanding performance cattle. • Carcass value. • Valuable daughters with lots of rib and fleshing ability.
If you think you’re too small to make an impression, remember the mosquito.
• Sons that the real cowboys love.
POST ROCK CATTLE COMPANY 3041 E. Hwy. 284, Barnard, KS 67418 Bill Clark: 785.792.6244 Leland Clark: 785.792.6208 Fax: 785.792.6250 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org “Where calving ease, performance and eye-appeal come together.”
BREED PROMOTION MINUTE
Manage What You Can Arguably, the most significant decision cow-calf producers make is selecting the genetics introduced into the cow herd. This is a decision producers have direct control over. By Frank Padilla THE BLIZZARD THAT hit in the High Plains on October 4, 2013 is gut-wrenching. The total death loss of livestock will take months to tally and probably never be totally known. Early estimates vary at this time but are said to be at least 75,000 head of livestock. Some producers lost the majority of their herds. The after effects in loss from abortion by bred females will add to the economic impact. It is a grim reminder that in what it takes producers years to build Mother Nature can take away in two days. It is out of our control. It’s a feeling of total helplessness for those producers and hard for others to fully comprehend. As producers deal with the after effects of this tragedy, one thinks about the trials that livestock producers endure. Drought, floods, and blizzards are very difficult if not impossible to pre-plan and manage. When they occur at catastrophic and record setting levels producers take the punch and come back stronger and wiser. We are fortunate that we do have control over many things in the livestock business. Producers make managerial decisions daily that have 8 | NOVEMBER 2013
a direct effect on the product they produce and how they do it. The majority of our decisions can be managed and are within our control. Based on individual environment restraints and market targets, the decision of which genetics to add is not the same for everyone. Producers have varying needs in the genetics they select. This isn’t a bad thing but rather shows that they are managing their total ranch resources and market. There are certain traits that are, or should be managed and selected for in any environment. Reproduction continues to be the number one trait that has a direct and lasting effect on the profitability of any cow-calf operation. Cows that breed and calve in a short calving interval always are more profitable than those in a herd that do not. Although not highly heritable, good cowmen will tell you that reproduction can be managed and selected for, and can show vast improvements over time. The ability of heifers to reach puberty, get bred and to continue to rebreed year after year is the number one priority for any good cow-calf program. It’s number one for increased profitability.
In making management decisions producers determine what breed or breeds are going to be used in their breeding program. Some will make this decision based on what is the “breed of the month” rather than what breeds actually have been proven to add the most profitability to their operation for the long haul. It has been proven with Meat Animal Research Center data that when compared to other breeds Gelbvieh heifers reach puberty earlier. It has been proven that Gelbvieh cows wean more pounds of calf per cow exposed. It has been proven in research conducted at Colorado State University that Gelbvieh cows have more stayability with a higher conception rate when compared to other breeds. The best testimonial may very well be that when commercial producers are asked why they use Gelbvieh in their breeding programs, the most often response is, “Because they make good cows.” With all that said shouldn’t one “manage” to have Gelbvieh incorporated into their breeding program? You do have control and can manage making Gelbvieh part of your breeding program. It is the right decision based on documented third-party research and producer testimonials. There are enough other things that are out of your control, manage the reproductive efficiency of your cow herd with genetics.. FFF
Ms Twila’s Focus W607 ET W607 is moving quickly to the top of our high revenue cows at C-Cross. Calves from three matings are on the ground. Take advantage of a onetime opportunity to purchase a flush on W607 at our sale on November 9.
Homo Black • Homo Polled • CA Free Donor Dam at C-Cross Post Rock Twila 223M2 x Mytty In Focus
See our NAILE Show and Futurity entries.
CCRO C Cross Performer 2301Z ET CCRO Carolina Fudge 2306Z ET
CCRO Carolina Molly 2304Z ET
A full sibling to these heifers will sell November 9.
C-Cross Cattle Company Fall Bull & Female Sale November 9, 2013 Noon (EST) J-BoB Farms Sale Facility, Biscoe, NC
HIGH QUALITY GELBVIEH • ANGUS • BALANCER® CATTLE DUANE & WENDY STRIDER, owners Phone: 336-381-3640 Fax: 910-428-4568 Mobile: 336-964-6277 email@example.com
Call today to see how you can add C-Cross Cattle Co. genetics to your program.
Private treaty bulls and females for sale year round.
NEWS ‘N NOTES AGA Board Approves Genetic Conditions Testing Policy
Save the Date for Range Beef Cow Symposium
The American Gelbvieh Association Board of Directors has adopted a new genetic conditions testing policy. The complete document containing all policy information can be found on the Genetic Conditions Information page under the Education Center tab at www.gelbvieh.org. The core genetic conditions testing policy, effective October 9, 2013, is as follows:
The Range Beef Cow Symposium (RBCS) will be hosted in 2013 by South Dakota State University. It will be held at the Rushmore Convention Center in Rapid City, S.D., on December 3 to 5, 2013. The RBCS is a bi-annual educational event designed as “In-Service Training for Cow-Calf Ranchers.” The event will feature well-known speakers who will provide updates on production topics in the areas of beef industry issues, genetics, reproduction, range and forage management, cattle health, beef nutrition, and more.
1. All new AI sires and donor females must be tested for AM, NH, CA, DD and OS at the owners expense in order to register progeny. 2. The top 50 sires each year (that have not been previously tested) will be tested for AM, NH, CA, DD and OS at AGA’s expense. 3. Other than points one and two above, there is no additional mandatory testing. 4. On all pedigrees, the animal’s genetic condition status will be designated
2014 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show Registration Underway Registration for the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Trade Show is underway. The 116th Annual Convention will be held in Nashville, Tenn., Feb. 4-7, 2014 and advanced registration is open until Jan. 10, 2014. 2014 convention participants will hear from industry leaders, gather insight on industry trends, enjoy a Cowboy’s Night at the Grand Ole Opry II and party with Elvis at Viva NashVegas! NCBA President and Wyoming rancher Scott George said the convention is a must for all cattlemen. “The Cattle Industry Convention is the oldest and largest, national convention for everyone that is in the cattle business,” George said. “The convention and trade show is the time for cattle industry members to come together and work toward the future of the industry while having some fun.” In addition to access to all of the 2014 convention events, registrants for the full convention will receive a 50 percent off coupon for Roper and Stetson apparel and footwear at the NCBA Trade Show. To register for the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show, visit www.beefusa.org or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow us on Facebook and join the conversation on Twitter at #beefmeet 10 | NOVEMBER 2013
The Range Beef Cow Symposium began in 1969 as a joint effort of the Extension services from South Dakota State University, Colorado State University, University of Wyoming and University of Nebraska. The symposium regularly attracts more than 900 ranchers and industry-affiliates. It includes a two-andone-half day educational program, bull-pen sessions with the speakers each evening and a trade show with displays from the beef industry. For additional information, contact Ken Olson, SDSU Extension Beef Specialist, at 605-394-2236; or Julie Walker, SDSU Extension Beef Specialist, at 605-688-5458.
Submit Show Results for Publication The December issue of Gelbvieh World will feature a special section dedicated to results from this summer’s shows. To be sure your show results get published, submit them to Jennifer Scharpe at jennifers@gelbvieh. org. Desired listing of results includes title of what was won, animal name, exhibitor name, exhibitor home town and state.
Davidson Families Host Open House Davidson Gelbvieh & Lonesome Dove Ranch hosted their annual Open House, Customer Appreciation Day and Private Treaty Heifer Sale on Saturday, July 27, 2013 at their new sale facility. Early arrivals were able to walk throughout the display pens, and a tour of the breeding pastures and herd bulls followed. Fellow cattle producers, friends and family arrived from various locations, including North Dakota, eastern Saskatchewan, and from all over the southwest part of Saskatchewan. A roast beef supper and visiting rounded out the day, and fun was had by all ages, as the oldest in attendance was 100 years young and the youngest was 6 months old!
BITS ‘N PIECES Gelbvieh Departures
Did You Know?
Charles Roger Clark was called home to Heaven suddenly while working on the ranch that he loved on October 12, 2013. Charlie was born November 18, 1936, in Lemmon to Avery and Charlie Clark Genevieve (Schmidt) Clark. He was the youngest of their six children. On June 1, 1954, Charlie married his high school sweetheart, Peggy Cazer at Spencer Memorial Church in Lemmon. They lived their first few years on the homestead and then purchased their own ranch from Tom Lyman along the Grand River where they proudly raised cattle and kids. Charles and Peggy celebrated 59 years of marriage together this year. Charlie was a cowboy and a rancher to the core. He loved the land and the animals under his care. An avid cowboy poet and storyteller, he enjoyed sharing memories of the good ole days with family and friends. Throughout the 70s and 80s, he and Peggy raised registered Gelbvieh cattle and Charlie served on the national Board of Directors of the American Gelbvieh Association for six years and as president in 1983. His knowledge was sought as a judge for national shows at the NILE, Kansas City and Manitoba. Keeping him in their fondest memories are his wife, Peggy; his children and their spouses; his siblings and siblings-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The price of feeder cattle set an alltime record high the week of October 7, 2013 Cattle transfers of registrations for AGA were 7% higher in 2013 than in 2012. AGA is conducting a member seminar with nationally known speakers during the Gelbvieh activities at the 2013 NAILE held in Louisville, Ky. More than 190,000 inserts into livestock publications mailed to producers in late October and early November promoting the benefits of Gelbvieh and Balancer®. That producers interested in gaining valuable feedlot and carcass data on their cattle should contact Frank Padilla.
American Gelbvieh Association Area Coordinators “If you are looking for registered or commercial females please contact me. There are several sales approaching as well as private treaty females being offered at this time.” Brian Rogers
“Gelbvieh breeders take note that AGA is conducting a seminar during the NAILE entitled “Create Your Future II” on Monday, November 18 beginning at 8:00 a.m. on the NAILE grounds prior to the sale. All are invited and encouraged to attend. ” William McIntosh
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Western region Gelbvieh members and commercial producers should contact Frank Padilla at the American Gelbvieh Association office at 303-465-2333.
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Create Your Future II The Dynamics of the Beef Business All Gelbvieh and Balancer® breeders are invited to attend the Create Your Future II - The Dynamics of the Beef Business. The first Create Your Future event was held in December of 2010 in Kansas City, Mo. This second educational seminar will be held on Monday, November 18 at the NAILE - Eastern National Gelbvieh Show in Louisville, Ky. All seminar activities will be held in a meeting room on the NAILE show grounds. This event is coordinated by the American Gelbvieh Association and hosted by the Kentucky Gelbvieh Association. For planning purposes, interested participants are encouraged to R.S.V.P. by contacting Frank Padilla, AGA director of breed promotion at 303-465-2333 or email@example.com.
Coffee and donuts
8:30 Welcome-Introductions, Frank Padilla, AGA Director of Breed Promotion
10:30 “Take Your Gloves Off and Sell” Jay Carlson
“Making Genetic Progress, What Tools are Required?” Darrh Bullock,
12:00 Questions & Answer session presenter’s panel
“What Feed Yards Want, The Profit Drivers” Dan Dorn
11:15 “DNA-Why is it Important?” Dr. Jim Gibb 12:30 Adjourn
Darrh Bullock, PhD, Extension Professor, Beef Cattle Genetics, University of Kentucky Dr. Bullock provides a wealth of practical experience and expertise in the cattle business. Dr. Darrh Bullock He will discuss what is required of seedstock producers in order to make the most rapid genetic progress in meeting commercial cattlemen’s needs in today’s marketplace. At the UK, his primary responsibility is coordinating the state’s beef breeding and genetic management educational activities.
Jay Carlson, BEEF Magazine National Sales Manager, Overland Park, KS
As regional sales manager for BEEF and its digital communications properties, Carlson has long been a top promoter of livestock publishing in North America. He was awarded the Ed Bible Distinguished Service Award in 2006 by the Livestock Publications Council (LPC).
Dan Dorn, Supply Development, Decatur County Feed Yard, Oberlin, KS Dan will discuss what the profit drivers are in the cattle feeding industry. Decatur County Feed Yard has bench marked in excess of 150,000 head of cattle and measure Dan Dorn them on performance, carcass and most importantly profit merit. Genetics are proven to be a key factor. Dan began working at the Decatur County Feed Yard in 1996 as the Supply Development Manager, the position which he has continued to hold.
Jay works with the nation’s top seedstock producers in developing marketing plans that best brand their individual programs. Jay will share his insight on how you can expand your customer base and increase sales.
Dr. Jim Gibb, Executive Director, American Gelbvieh Association
Dr. Jim Gibb
DNA is a rapidly changing and important technology in today’s cattle industry. Dr. Gibb will discuss the use and merits of genomicallyenhanced EPDs as well using DNA in managing genetic conditions.
Dr. Gibb has a long-standing career in the beef industry working with seedstock and commercial beef producers. His work in the field of genomics and DNA testing has helped breeders and cattlemen identify quality genetics and make breeding decisions.
Beastrom Ranch www.beastromranch.com
The Genetic Opportunity Gelbvieh and Balancer ® Female Sale “Putting Everything on the Table” December 1, 2013 • 12:00 p.m. CST At the Ranch, Pierre, SD
Lot 1 • BEA 7200T
Lot 1a • BEA 3110a
Lot 19 • BEA 7026t
Lot 25 • BEA 7030t
Lot 84 • BEA 6021s
Lot 61 • BEAs 7083T
Providing powerful genetics that meet industry demands! Look for catalog and videos at www.beastromranch.com Wes & Brittney Spencer 605-280-0204
Jim & Barb Beastrom 605-224-5789
Shad & Brandy Ludemann 605-280-3915
RUMINANT NUTRITION How a Protein Supplementation Program can Help Winter Range Cattle on Low-Quality Forage Unlike pork and poultry, beef cattle have a unique ability to convert otherwise unusable fibrous materials into palatable, high quality protein products for human consumption. Because of seasonality and forage availability this time of year, this conversion process becomes more challenging due to most typical grazing situations involving lower quality forages such as stored hay, straw, or crop residues. By Courtney Verzosa
MANAGEMENT AND SUPPLEMENTATION of lowquality forages is critical because voluntary intake is normally not adequate to meet cattle’s nutrient requirements; due to the low crude protein content (< 7 percent CP), and high fiber content of lowquality forage. This limitation of nutrient intake can negatively affect digestibility and ultimately, overall cattle performance. In addition to forage quality declines and roughage intake being less than ideal, spring calving cow herds are entering their third trimester, which is when 75-80 percent of calf development occurs. It is during this term that a cow’s nutritional requirements are rising, and will continue to their highest level during peak lactation. Thus, protein, energy, and mineral and vitamin supplementation is critical, to maintain or hopefully increase the plane of nutrition so the cow can retain her body condition for lactation and rebreeding purposes. If a cow’s body condition suffers, it becomes much more difficult to bring her back to breeding condition while she is lactating, as 14 | NOVEMBER 2013
summarizes some options including the advantages and disadvantages to be considered when choosing a supplementation program.
Supplementing protein can also greatly assist ruminants in their ability to function at optimal levels when fed low-quality forages. Cattle can increase the use of low-quality forage, because supplemental protein provides the ruminally available nitrogen that the rumen microbe populations require. The way protein supplementation benefits the microbes is shown in Figure 1. In essence, microbial growth and fermentative activity increases, which leads to increased voluntary forage intake and energy status, and ultimately, animal performance. Therefore, if we “feed the bugs” and meet their requirements, we have an excellent chance to meet the animal’s requirements.
One of the most cost effective and reliable methods for cattlemen to provide protein is through the use of non-protein nitrogen or “NPN”. Commonly found in the form of urea, NPN supplements are very beneficial for grazing cattle because they provide fiberfermenting bacteria with a source of readily available nitrogen; which leads to the improved utilization of low-quality forage. However, in the past, feeding urea resulted in its rapid break-down to ammonia, which caused some toxicity issues. Today’s products utilize new technologies including the recent development of methods to “slow release” the nitrogen in NPN, resulting in much safer products. Calcium-bound urea (Ruma-Pro®) and phosphorousbound urea available in the market place today, are examples of these technological developments, and when formulated in combination with readily available carbohydrates found in liquid supplements, allows for greater use of the nitrogen by the “rumen bugs,” and improves the overall effectiveness of supplementation.
Over the years, producers have supplemented protein by using a number of different options. Choosing which supplementation product to use can depend on your type of operation, animal requirements, personal preferences, and availability of resources. Table 1
To supply additional nutrients to cattle, many producers readily employ self-fed or free-choice liquid supplementation programs. Such programs have proven to be an efficient and economical approach for the producer to supply not only protein and energy
nutrient requirements are at their highest.
to their cattle, but also wellformulated vitamin and mineral packages. Combining these nutrients allows for nutritional deficiencies and imbalances to be addressed with a single application, which ultimately serves to lower production cost through decreased labor and equipment expenses, and better consumption control. Liquids also have been useful in
TMR type rations, as they increase palatability, and decreases dust, waste, and the sorting of feed ration ingredients by cattle. It is essential to remember when you are exploring the options of protein supplementation programs, to have your forage properly tested. Evaluating the protein and energy of your existing
forage is an important first step in identifying the nutritional “gaps” that can be filled with a targeted supplementation program. Once you know what you have to work with, you can begin to develop a supplementation program that is sure to be efficient and economical, in addition to improving the use and intake of your winter forage supply. FFF
Adopted from Stefan-Verzosa et al., 2012.
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Improving on Tradition With much talk throughout the beef industry about herd expansion, plus the many new AGA initiatives that will be launched next year, the 2014 AGA Annual Convention promises to be one of the best in recent memory. By Jim Gibb AMERICAN GELBVIEH ASSOCIATION Annual Conventions have historically been filled with great enthusiasm and excitement as we honor those who have made extraordinary contributions to the AGA and Gelbvieh cattle, meet old friends, make new friends, discuss the past year and unveil plans for the next year. I distinctly remember my first convention 22 years ago and how impressed I was with the atmosphere and dedication of all participants. It was truly an inspiring event. One major change for 2014 will be the timing of the committee meetings. Since the beginning, committee participation has been a crucial core value of the American Gelbvieh Association. Over the decades, AGA committee members have made hundreds of recommendations to the AGA Board of Directors, and many, albeit not all, have become AGA policy. The open debate during committee meetings provides a terrific opportunity for AGA members to express their opinions and take part in setting direction for the AGA. Last year, the Rules and Bylaws committee recommended a change in our Bylaws granting voting privileges to all AGA members attending committee meetings. While there are still core committee members, the rule change officially makes our committee meetings more inclusive. If you’ve been on the AGA website or read the eNews, you know that the opportunity for even more committee participation was approved by the AGA Board of 16 | NOVEMBER 2013
Directors during their August meeting. All eight AGA committees will meet via web or teleconference during the second and third weeks of December. Historically, committees have used teleconferences to prepare for their convention meetings and conduct other business. However, this will be a first for the official annual committee meetings. As fun and informative as AGA conventions are, some folks are just unable to attend for a variety of reasons, often because someone must stay home and do the chores while mom and dad have fun at the convention. This December, anyone can participate in the committee meetings whether you plan to make the trek to Denver or not. A complete list of the committee meeting dates and times can be found on the AGA website, as well as on page 45 of this issue. So please mark them on your calendar. Also coming soon will be information on how to dial into the web-meetings. The obvious question is, “What are we going to do with the extra time not used by the committees?” For one, we’ve been able to condense the time frame somewhat. But more importantly, in response to member comments, more time will be committed to member communication and interaction, and a special guest speaker. Three outstanding member communication sessions are planned, followed by the evening “Bull Pen” session where participants can ask more questions of the speakers or any of the AGA Board and staff. Yes, there are risks with changing the long-standing tradition of committees meetings at the annual convention, and the AGA Board is to be commended for taking steps to enhance member involvement. Please participate in the December committee meetings and we’ll see you in Denver. FFF
BOD ACTION POINTS AGA Board Approves Convention Activities, Budget, Other Action at August Meeting A TESTING POLICY for genetic conditions, the 2014 AGA Annual Convention and approving the 2013-2014 fiscal year budget were among the actions taken at the recent Board of Directors meeting held August 16-17, 2013. The meeting was held at the AGA headquarters office in Westminster, Colo. Below is a listing of the key action points taken during the meeting. The next Board meet will be held January 9, 2014 in conjunction with the American Gelbvieh Association Annual Convention. 1. Approved Board meeting minutes from April 19, 2013 and dispensed with the reading of same. 2. Approved March activity report, March financial statement and current summary of bank accounts. 3. Approved Mitchell Management Services as the manager of the 2014 National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale. 4. Approved the proposed 2014 AGA Annual
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Convention schedule for January 10-13, with the committee meetings to meet in December 2013 via webmeeting. 5. Voted to require that AI sires be required to be tested for all genetic conditions designated with monitor or warning status (currently AM, NH, CA, OS and DD) prior to issuance of an AI permit, effective 8-16-13. *See October 9, 3013 policy below. 6. Voted to require that donor females be tested for all genetic conditions designated with monitor or warning status (currently AM, NH, CA, OS and DD) prior to registration of their ET progeny, effective 8-16-13. *See October 9, 3013 policy below. 7. Directed staff to facilitate DNA testing the 50 sires with the most progeny born 2009-2012 for all genetic conditions listed on monitor or warning status (currently AM, NH, CA, OS and DD) at AGA expense. *See October 9, 3013 policy below. 8. Directed staff to pursue a collaborative effort with the American Simmental Association in the development of a commercial producer feeder calf economic index and a secondary effort to investigate a commercial producer replacement heifer economic index. 9. Approved to add to the Bylaws Article VI Committees D: Breed Improvement Committee the following - The Breed Improvement Committee will recommend research projects that will meet the Association’s breed improvement goals and solicit research proposals to meet the objectives of those projects. The Association will reject proposals from individuals or institutions that include any indirect cost components as part of the research proposal. 10. Accepted the National Sale committee recommendation for the National Sale Rules to require all animals selling must be tested for all genetic conditions designated with monitor status (currently AM, NH, CA, OS and DD). 11. Directed staff to negotiate a one-year contract with Virgil Scott Consulting to enhance fundraising efforts for the American Gelbvieh Foundation. 12. Voted to accept the 2013-2014 American Gelbvieh Association and Gelbvieh World budgets with
capital purchases as presented. 13. Directed staff to send a letter and packet to the membership outlining the CA information from the August Board meeting. 14. Approved the formation of a committee for index oversight/development consisting of two board members and two industry individuals. FFF
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AGA Board Approves Genetic Conditions Testing Policy The American Gelbvieh Association Board of Directors has adopted a new genetic conditions testing policy. The complete document containing all policy information can be found on the Genetic Conditions Information page under the Education Center tab at www.gelbvieh. org. The core genetic conditions testing policy, effective October 9, 2013, is as follows: 1. All new AI sires and donor females must be tested for AM, NH, CA, DD and OS at the owners expense in order to register progeny.
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2. The top 50 sires each year (that have not been previously tested) will be tested for AM, NH, CA, DD and OS at AGA’s expense. 3. Other than points one and two above, there is no additional mandatory testing. 4. On all pedigrees, the animal’s genetic condition status will be designated.
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JUNIOR NEWS Rippe Gelbvieh Donates Watchman Daughter for AGJA Raffle ONE OF THE largest fundraising efforts for the American Gelbvieh Junior Association (AGJA) is the annual Donation Heifer project. AGJA members sell raffle tickets on the heifer at $10 each or six tickets for $50. Bulk raffle tickets can also be purchased through the lively auction held during the Awards Presentation and Bull Futurity Social Saturday night of the AGA Annual Convention. All proceeds from this project directly benefit the AGJA and provide funds for the annual Junior Classic and the regional shows. Rippe Gelbvieh, Duane, Brenda, Dustin and Karla Rippe of Hubbel, Neb., have once again generously donated this year’s heifer. Rippe Gelbvieh is built around moderate framed, functional females selected for a balance of traits. Rippe Gelbvieh collects ultrasound and actual carcass data from approximately 90 percent of the calves born each year. The 2014 Donation Heifer is DBRG Ms Watchman 303A (AMGV1256505), a 50 percent Balancer® heifer
born January 13, 2013. She is the product of the mating between Lazy TV Watchman W021 and Ms Buddy Boy 1173Y. She combines outstanding pedigree and EPDs to offer calving ease, growth and carcass to any program. The only way to own this exciting young female is by purchasing a raffle ticket. AGJA members will be selling tickets during the 2014 AGA Annual Convention and NWSS, as well as during the time leading up to convention. The drawing is held prior the National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale on Sunday, January 12 at 1:00 p.m. at the Livestock Center Auction Arena in the Yards at the National Western Stock Show. The winner need not be present. The success of the donation heifer depends largely on AGJA members who work diligently to sell tickets prior to the drawing. AGJA recognizes the top ticket salesperson during the awards banquet at the AGJA Junior Classic. FFF
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Friday, November 29th
5:00 PM Social & 1st Round of Bull Futurity
Saturday, November 30th
9:00 AM GAA/BC Annual General Meeting 11:30 AM Lunch & 2nd Round of Bull Futurity 12:00 Noon Maternal Edge Commercial Gelbvieh Sale 4:00 PM Commercial Heifer Pen Show 5:00 PM Banquet
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Gelbvieh Breeders Recognized for Selecting for Maternal Efficiency in Cow Herd Annual Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction Honor Roll ANNUALLY, THE AMERICAN Gelbvieh Association honors females in their Herdbook that exhibit consistent maternal efficiency through the Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction program. The AGA credits its members who continue to place selection emphasis on the maternal traits of the breed by being owners or breeders of these outstanding Gelbvieh and Balancer® females. Of the 39,516 active cows in the AGA Herdbook, only 3.6 percent qualify for Dam of Merit. Only 0.8 percent of all active cows qualify for the Dam of Distinction honors. “The Gelbvieh breed has long had the earned reputation of possessing functional, hard-working females with the ability to breed at a young age, rebreed for the second calf and wean one in that would push down hard on the scale,” comments the American Gelbvieh Association’s Frank Padilla. “The females that qualified for the Dam of Merit and Dam of Distinction program did not achieve such a level of productivity by happenstance. Breeders placed selection pressure on these traits in the development of females that would perform at a level that surpasses others.”
The following is the top ten ranking of states for the combined total of Dams of Merit and Dams of Distinction.
Top 20 Breeders
Top 20 Owners
Dam of Dam of Distinction Merit TOTAL
Bar T Bar Ranch Inc Judd Ranch Inc Lazy TV Ranch Schroeder Inc Knoll Crest Farms Wehri Gelbvieh Middle Creek Farms Flying H Genetics Post Rock Cattle Co MLM Gelbvieh C.H. Morris & Sons Golden Buckle Gelbvieh Pearson Cattle Co Inc J-Bob Farms Kicking Horse Ranch Jeff Swanson Chimney Butte Ranch Schafer Farms Inc Sandy Knoll Farm Louie’s Cattle Service
Winslow, AZ Pomona, KS Selby, SD Sioux Falls, SD Red House, VA Hebron, ND Bozeman, MT Arapahoe, NE Barnard, KS Superior, NE Appomattox, VA Medina, ND Lake City, SD Biscoe, NC Oilmont, MT Oxford, NE Mandan, ND Goodhue, MN St John, KS Burns, OR
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84 62 44 29 24 17 22 25 19 17 13 17 16 9 15 15 12 13 11 12
10 12 8 2 4 9 4 1 5 4 7 3 3 9 3 3 4 3 4 3
94 74 52 31 28 26 26 26 24 21 20 20 19 18 18 18 16 16 15 15
Rank 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.
State Kansas South Dakota Nebraska North Dakota Missouri Montana Arizona Iowa Colorado Minnesota
Total 539 467 431 362 265 179 137 128 117 107
In order for a female to qualify as a Dam of Merit/ Distinction the following must occur: 1) All data must be submitted to the AGA office by August 1, 2013; 2) A Dam of Merit must have produced at least three calves and a Dam of Distinction must have produced a minimum of eight calves; 3) Age at first calving must not exceed 25 months; 4) Produce a calf that was born between January 1, 2011 and March 1, 2012; 5) Possess a minimum average weaning weight ratio of 101 for all calves; 6) Maintain a regular calving interval.
Dam of City, State
Dam of Distinction Merit TOTAL
Bar T Bar Ranch Inc Judd Ranch Inc Lazy TV Ranch Flying H Genetics Schroeder Inc Schafer Farms Inc Middle Creek Farms Wehri Gelbvieh Mlm Gelbvieh Knoll Crest Farms Golden Buckle Gelbvieh Sandy Knoll Farm Mulroy Farms LLC C.H. Morris & Sons Pearson Cattle Co Inc Jeff Swanson Louie’s Cattle Service Stuecken Brothers Hodges Ranch Kicking Horse Ranch
Winslow, AZ Pomona, KS Selby, SD Arapahoe, NE Sioux Falls, SD Goodhue, MN Bozeman, MT Hebron, ND Superior, NE Red House, VA Medina, ND St John, KS Mayetta, KS Appomattox, VA Lake City, SD Oxford, NE Burns, OR Freeburg, MO Omaha, AR Oilmont, MT
13 10 11 3 2 3 5 9 5 3 3 4 3 7 3 2 3 2 5 3
87 60 40 31 30 26 23 17 21 23 22 20 21 13 15 14 12 13 9 11
100 70 51 34 32 29 28 26 26 26 25 24 24 20 18 16 15 15 14 14
Kittle Gelbvieh Farms Painter Gelbvieh
Bar T Bar Ranch Inc Loren C Pratt Triple N Gelbvieh
Fourwinds Gelbvieh Ranch Hodges Ranch J&N Cattle Co Miller Gelbvieh Farm Triple D Farms
Bow K Ranch Justin Covington Covington Gelbvieh Faris Gelbvieh Steve & Gail Fiolkoski Flatland Cattle Co Gold Spur Genetics LLC Grand Valley Gelbvieh/Balancer Greenhill Gelbvieh John R Hawks Haworth Ranch Jumping Cow Brandon McEndaffer Plateau Gelbvieh Pro-Hart Seedstock Jimmy D or Sharilyn Richardson Ridinger Cattle Company Linda Shafer David P or Cookie Vanden Hoek Woods Gelbvieh
Gelbvieh Bar None Ranch
Eddie Caudell TJB Gelbvieh Yellow Creek Ranch
Ethan A Bigger Sydney B Bigger Bigger/Pogue Farm Blackhawk Cattle Co Dienst Gelbvieh Dykstra Family Cattle Hemken Horse & Cattle
Winslow Maricopa Lk Havasu Cty
87 2 1
13 0 0
100 2 1
Hickory Hills Cattle Co J & K Farms J-K Cattle Co Kitley Gelbvieh M&T Gelbviehs
Huntsville Omaha Rogers Strawberry Mountain Home
1 9 1 3 1
0 5 0 0 0
1 14 1 3 1
Olathe Montrose Montrose Pueblo Pierce Brighton Brush Parachute Olathe Olathe Walden Deer Trail New Raymer Peetz Pueblo Dove Creek Deer Trail Strasburg Olathe Montrose
5 1 1 1 9 1 1 0 1 1 3 8 1 2 2 8 1 1 1 2
3 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
8 1 1 1 10 1 1 1 1 2 4 8 1 2 2 9 1 1 1 2
Carnesville Chickamauga Gainesville
1 2 0
0 0 1
1 2 1
Media Media Media Oregon Toulon Morrison Hillsboro
2 1 3 2 3 1 1
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2 1 3 2 3 1 1
ABCS Gelbvieh Allambee Boyer Ridge Century Farm Cib’s Gelbvieh CKJ Gelbvieh Crooked Creek Cattle Co Davis Land & Livestock Inc Grant Seuferer & Boehler Gelb Herink Gelbvieh Hobbs Gelbvieh Holste’s Triple H Farms Jim Horton Little Sioux Gelbvieh Ranch Martens Gelbvieh MJBC Gelbvieh Oswald Ranch Prairie Grove Gelbvieh Linda Reiste-Shumate Rocker B Ranch Rolling Hills Gelbvieh Adelyn Sienknecht Duel Stock Charles & Kay Struthers The Two Step Ranch TL Kopriva Gelbvieh &Sons Williamson Gelbvieh Windridge Farms
Bar Arrow Cattle Co Collin Berkley Logan Beying Biggs Bros Cattle Co Black Cow Farm Circle S Ranch Cleland Cattle Company Garrett Vincent Conley Crippled W Cattle Co Davidson Brothers Gelbvieh Dawson Creek Gelbvieh Jim & Terri Degeer Diamond V Gelbvieh Dry Creek Farm Flint Hills Gelbvieh Gilly’s Gelbvieh Jeremy Grable Grable Cattle Company Jerry Grund Grund Gelbvieh Ranch
Hopedale Ava Shannon Flora Dawson
2 1 1 1 1
0 0 0 0 0
2 1 1 1 1
Winthrop Strawberry Point Moravia Clutier Colo Waukon Batavia Milo Clutier Lucas Clarinda Ft Dodge Milford Walnut Audubon Osceola Danville Bloomfield Indianola Bloomfield Gladbrook Waukon Collins Farley Clutier Ankeny Decorah
0 2 2 1 2 4 0 1 1 2 2 2 1 2 0 13 0 1 1 1 1 1 7 1 3 2 1
2 0 4 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 0
2 2 6 1 3 4 1 1 1 2 4 2 1 2 1 13 1 1 1 1 1 1 10 1 3 3 1
Phillipsburg Osborne Easton Barnard Bird City Canton Arma Pleasanton Clayton McCune Easton Erie Stockton Osborne Alma Jewell Troy Troy Wallace Sharon Springs
2 1 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 4 4 2 1 3 2 7 4 4 1 4
3 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 2 2 0 1 3 1 1 1 0 0 1
5 1 2 1 3 1 1 1 1 6 6 2 2 6 3 8 5 4 1 5
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Grace Hammer Hart Agency Inc Hightower Cattle Company LLC Holle Gelbvieh Judd Ranch Inc KZ Cattle Company Last Dollar Ranch LeDoux Ranch Loire Creek Cattle Marshall Cattle Co Meng Farms Cattle Company Tom & Peggy Minor Mulroy Farms LLC Nisly Ranch John C Oswald & Sons Post Rock Cattle Co Raile Gelbvieh/Cody Raile Raile Gelbvieh/Delbert Raile Road Runner Ranch Sandy Knoll Farm Scott Gelbvieh John Robert Shearer Spring Valley Farms State Line Genetics Stucky Beef Genetics Triple W Gelbvieh Twin Oak Gelbvieh Andy Vath Windy Hill Gelbvieh
Wallace 1 Fairway 1 Lacygne 2 Oberlin 4 Pomona 60 Phillipsburg 0 Louisburg 1 Agenda 4 Alma 0 Medicine Lodge 3 Troy 1 Oswego 2 Mayetta 21 Hutchinson 2 Hutchinson 6 Barnard 9 St Francis 2 St Francis 5 Cimarron 1 St John 20 El Dorado 3 Canton 0 Agra 2 Cimarron 7 Salina 1 Galena 0 Leavenworth 3 Cimarron 1 McCune 3
0 0 0 0 10 1 1 0 1 0 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 6 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 3
1 1 2 4 70 1 2 4 1 3 3 3 24 2 6 9 3 7 1 24 9 1 3 7 2 1 3 1 6
Olaton Shelbyville Bedford Franklin Nicholasville Bedford Ewing Lancaster Bedford Clinton Paint Lick Parksville East Bernstadt Cadiz Annville Glasgow Cold Spring Crab Orchard Crab Orchard
2 2 1 4 2 1 3 1 1 2 1 2 1 0 1 1 1 0 1
0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0
2 2 2 5 2 1 3 1 1 2 1 2 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Cassandra K Bell Tyler Bitzer Bray Gelbvieh Bush Cattle Farm Day Farms Donna Jo Horine/Niles Bray Full Circle Farm Hasty Rocky Hill Farms Horine’s Gelbvieh JenJoe Farms JM Gelbvieh Farm Jessica Johnson Kendall Kilbourne David & Jo Nell Kyler Mike Moore Gentle G Farm Pleasant Meadows Farm Ben A Racke Linda Reynolds Reynolds Bee Lick Gelbvieh
Beouf River Gelbvieh
Amy L Mowry Will-Owe Acres
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Brandywine Farm Cascade Creek Ranch Cordes Farms Gross’ Range Line Farm Hoppe Farms Inc Ivers Family Kriegh Family Farm Lost River Livestock Pederson Gelbvieh Rangeline Cattle Roger Sabin Schafer Farms Inc Dean G Swenson Dean Thomas Henry Torgerson Jr Valley View Farms Corbin Vogl
Amanda Langston - Triple L Mitchell & Rita Gelbvieh Farm Palmer Farm Triple L Farms
A B Farms Inc Adkins Farms B/F Cattle Company Tomy & Cathy Blake Gregory Brandt Brice Budd Matthew Burbank Burbank Cattle Company John A Busch & Sons Cattleman’s Choice Genetics Diamond J-D Gelbvieh Double R Gelbvieh Ginger J Ertel Fare Farms Kevin Farrar Gatson Gelbvieh Grow Gelbvieh Halo Farms Hartland Farm Hilltop Farms Hilltop Farms JGP Gelbvieh Justamere Ranch Lawman Farms Richard Lincoln McNeive’s Farm Benny Alan McWilliams Missouri Farm Systems Inc Gary & Janice Mitchell Kali Myers Myers Farm Neese Farms
Rushford 4 Rochester 1 Lake City 0 Hines 10 Crookston 10 Austin 1 Crookston 1 Clearbrook 1 Buffalo 0 Thief River Falls 1 Hibbing 7 Goodhue 26 Little Falls 3 Fountain 1 Aitkin 1 Preston 0 Walnut Grove 1
0 0 1 0 2 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 0
4 1 1 10 12 3 1 1 1 1 7 29 3 1 1 1 1
Oakland Morton Morton Oakland
1 1 1 1
0 0 0 0
1 1 1 1
Lathrop Burlington Jctn Butler Edgar Springs Hermann Hume Brookfield St Catharine Washington Deepwater Barnett Lamar Greentop Jenkins Adrian Vandalia Walker Pleasant Hope Stella Asbury Asbury Lathrop Urbana Columbia Linneus Versailles Asbury New Florence Willard Oak Ridge Oak Ridge Rutledge
1 7 9 1 1 1 4 5 8 1 1 0 1 0 1 2 0 1 2 1 5 0 0 2 5 2 1 3 0 1 0 2
0 4 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 1 0
1 11 11 1 1 2 5 5 10 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 1 1 2 1 5 1 1 2 8 2 1 4 1 1 1 2
Norwood Gelbvieh Farm Pleasantview Cattle Co Dale Lloyd Riley Jr Hailey Robertson Ronald Or Kathryne Rogers Rogers Gelbvieh Cattle Farm Robert E Harriman Spring Flood Ranch Llc Steffensen J5 Cattle Company Stuecken Brothers Switzer Gelbvieh Talley Gelbvieh Farm Truman State University Twin Peaks Gelbvieh Vanwinkle Farms Chris Wade Farms Walnut Ridge Gelbvieh Wannabe Stock Farm Wareham Genetics Wolf Creek Cattle Company Rex Wood Yellow Dog Gelbvieh
Carthage Weston St James Lamar Mendon Sparta Montrose Goodman Gainesville Freeburg Bucklin St Charles Kirksville Gainesville Neosho Ava Republic Smithville Deepwater Farmington Meadville Lohman
Ayers Ranch Bar Jr Gelbvieh Danell Diamond Six Ranch Goettlich Gelbvieh Ranch Kicking Horse Ranch/ Jeanette Kicking Horse Ranch/ Kathleen Kountz Ranch Inc M Heart D Gelbvieh Middle Creek Farms Wes Neubauer Piedmont/Johnson Cat Redland Cattle Company Redland Gelbvieh Joe & Cathy Servais Sourdough Gelbvieh Sr Graveley Gelbvieh
Bauer Gelbvieh Boehler Gelbviehs Rod & Twila Brown Bruning Farms LLC CK Cattle Co D Lazy M Livestock Flying H Genetics Garyâ€™s Gelbvieh GS Ridge Top Ranch Kleinschmidt Gelbvieh Jake Lammers Lammers Gelbvieh Lemke Cattle McClatchey Cattle Company MLM Gelbvieh Pope Farms Gelbvieh Rippe Gelbvieh
3 1 1 0 7 1 2 4 6 13 2 1 1 3 5 2 3 2 4 1 4 1
0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
3 1 1 1 8 1 2 4 6 15 4 1 1 3 6 2 3 3 4 1 4 1
Loma Raynesford Lewistown Hilger Oilmont Oilmont Brockway Stevensville Bozeman Wolf Point Hysham Choteau Hysham Richey Geyser Avon
2 2 8 0 5 11 1 6 23 4 1 8 7 3 2 1
0 0 1 1 1 3 0 2 5 5 0 1 0 2 0 0
2 2 9 1 6 14 1 8 28 9 1 9 7 5 2 1
Fairbury Orleans Paxton Bruning Scribner Harrisburg Arapahoe Trenton Omaha Grafton Lexington Lexington Lawrence Lincoln Superior Ravenna Hubbell
4 5 4 1 7 1 31 8 4 2 1 2 9 1 21 1 3
0 1 1 0 1 0 3 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 5 0 4
4 6 5 1 8 1 34 10 4 3 1 3 9 1 26 1 7
Schawang Cattle Co Southeast Community College Standing Milliron Ranch Jeff Swanson Justin Taubenheim Sydney Taubenheim Tanner Levi Taubenheim Taubenheim Gelbvieh Rod Tegtmeier Cattle The 88 Ranch Triple D Cattle Voss Farms Warner Beef Genetics
Hone Ranch Richard J Or Jean M Williams
Kraszewski Family Farms
C-Cross Cattle Company Eric Ellis Fence Row Farms Gelbviehs Green Hills Gelbvieh Longleaf Station Old South Farms R Jar Farm Swinging Tail Cattle Co Austin Matthew Teeter
Auch Gelbvieh Shawn Berger Bohrer Gelbvieh Ranch Chimney Butte Ranch Cranview Gelbvieh Diamond D Gelbvieh Golden Buckle Gelbvieh Allan or Peggy Gustin Hedrick Ranch Kraft Gelbvieh Conrad Larson LeDoux Gelbvieh Martin Gelbvieh Mill Iron C Ranch Moe Gelbvieh Prairie Hills Gelbvieh Sarah & Verrick Schock Wehri Gelbvieh Wohl Farms
Charlie/Jordan/Scott Diehl Adam J Shriver
David City Beatrice Brady Oxford Amherst Amherst Amherst Amherst Davenport Orchard Guide Rock Bruning Beaver City
1 1 2 14 2 1 1 12 5 11 1 6 5
2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0
3 1 2 16 2 1 1 12 5 13 1 6 5
Asheboro Old Fort Marshville Mt Ulla Jackson Springs Rocky Mount Robbins Evergreen Mt Ulla
1 0 1 1 2 1 1 2 1
0 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0
1 1 1 1 2 1 1 5 1
Mandan Mandan Stanton Mandan Minot Mandan Medina Mandan Northwood Turtle Lake Noonan Antler Rock Lake Tioga Walcott Gladstone Carson Hebron Baldwin
4 1 1 5 9 12 22 1 1 1 7 8 7 1 3 8 1 17 8
0 0 0 4 1 1 3 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 0 9 0
4 1 1 9 10 13 25 1 1 1 8 9 8 1 3 12 1 26 8
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Bill New Gelbvieh Diamond Mill Iron Gelbvieh JS Farms Larman Farms LLC Markes Family Farms Reed Ranch Wadley Farms Gelbvieh
Delano Farms LLC Lazy Box B Ranch Louie’s Cattle Service Mount Joseph Cattle Co Starlight Land & Livestock
SOUTH CAROLINA Jacob Carnes W R McLeod
A&C Gelbvieh Adkins Gelbvieh Lonnie Amundson Bar TV Gelbvieh Roger Baruth BCV Gelbvieh Jim & Barb Beastrom Jon & Theresa Beastrom Jayden Carrier Ceroll Gelbvieh/Aaron Ceroll Ceroll Gelbvieh/Arthur L Ceroll Ceroll Ranch/Arlyn A Ceroll Christensen Gelbvieh CJ & L Livestock Crooks Red Angus & Gelbvieh Dean Duxbury Feist Gelbvieh Goldux Gelbvieh Hojer Gelbvieh Kelly & Greg Josephsen King B Ranch Lazy TV Ranch Jeff Lesch Carl A Maude Pearson Cattle Co Inc Justin Ringkob RLV Gelbvieh Rushmore Gelbvieh Schroeder Inc Duane & Rhonda Thull Kristyne Thull Dustin Volek Volek Gelbvieh
TENNESSEE Asbury Farms Stephanie Bates
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Arnett Oktaha Harmon Orlando Waukomis Vinita Afton
6 6 3 4 2 2 0
1 0 0 0 0 0 1
7 6 3 4 2 2 1
Oregon City Burns Burns Joseph Klamath Falls
0 5 12 1 1
4 1 3 1 0
4 6 15 2 1
Biggar Farms Butler Creek Farms Clinch Mountain Gelbvieh Farm Duck River Gelbvieh Dunnavant Farms Gooseponds Farms Kidwell Farms M&W Farms McClellan Cattle Company Rocky Top Gelbvieh Sorrells Gelbvieh Farms Triple J Farms University Of Tennessee Valley View Farm Walker’s Knob Gelbvieh
TEXAS Iva Sumter
Canton Carpenter Webster Hermosa Alpena Nisland Pierre Pierre Hermosa Sisseton Sisseton Sisseton Flandreau Hermosa Astoria Wessington Ludlow Wessington Lake Preston Arlington Selby Selby Mound City Hermosa Lake City Lake City Nisland Hermosa Sioux Falls Oldham Oldham Highmore Highmore
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Speedwell Duck River
Adam M Burton Harvey Land and Cattle Montgomery Gelbvieh
Dudley Ranch Guymon Livestock Johnson’s Bear River Gelbvieh Lone Tree Family Ranch Loveless Gelbvieh Shadow Mountain Gelbvieh Southern Utah University
C.H. Morris & Sons Castle Rock Farm Four Winds Farm Inc Handfula Gelbviehs Knoll Crest Farms Little Windy Farms/J&K Farms Little Windy Hill Farms Treble W Ranch
Ledgerwood Gelbvieh NN Bar Ranch Mike & Joy Wilson
A&B’s Finest Anila Russell Lydia Russell Zimmerman Farms
Hill Top Haven Farm
MTR Cattle Co XT Land & Cattle
Clarksville Milton Luttrell Duck River Ardmore Fayetteville Rutledge Maryville Sweetwater Crossville Petersburg Sparta Crossville Cookeville Corryton
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UPPER MIDWEST BREEDERS Mattison Family Farm
Scott & Sonia Mattison Brianna, Nicole, Josh & Kallie 15995 Harvest Ave Lamberton, MN 56152 507-430-0505 • email: firstname.lastname@example.org Purebred Gelbvieh and Balancer® Cattle
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Kevin: 402-510-8103 Al: 402-676-5292
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Fonda, IA 50540
arms (712) 288-5349 arms Gelbvieh & Red Angus
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17513 Hwy 10 Little Falls, MN 56345 firstname.lastname@example.org (h) 320.632.5848 • (c) 320.630-5536
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Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch Registered Gelbvieh & Balancer Cattle Bulls • Heifers • Embryos • Semen
Jim & Barb Beastrom Brandy Ludemann, Brittney Spencer
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LGONE OAK E L B V I E H email@example.com Eric Ehresman (319) 489-2275 20963 30th St. (319) 480-1564 Mechanicsville, IA 52306
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Pat and Jay McCabe
Julie Maude 605.381.2803 (C) Lori Maude 303.809.3789 (C)
Doug and Carol Hille 701/445-7383
3320 51st St., Mandan, ND 58554
firstname.lastname@example.org www.chimneybutteranch.com Annual Production Sale 1st Friday in March
email@example.com Hermosa, SD Quality Gelbvieh & Balancer® Genetics from a Trusted Source
6700 County Rd. 19 S. Minot, ND 58701
Annual Bull and Female sale in March with the Southwest Iowa Gelbvieh Group
McCabe Cattle Co.
Brent & Eve Vavra Nisland, SD • 605/257-2407
Gary Martens 2126 500th St • Walnut, IA 51577 712.764.5007 (H) • 712.249.5744 (C) firstname.lastname@example.org
Gelbvieh & Balancer Performance Genetics Bulls and Heifers for sale by private treaty
41606 195th St., Carpenter, SD 57322
37740 240th Ave., Goodhue, MN 55027 Brian Schafer Lowell Schafer 1-888-226-9210 651-923-4587 email@example.com www.schaferfarm.com
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Ellison Gelbvieh & Angus Ranch Gelbvieh & Angus & Balancers
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Mitchel & Edna Ellison
Jeff & Susie Ellison
9020 ND Hwy 49 Lemmon, SD 57638
9015 ND Hwy 49 Lemmon, SD 57638
Proven Genetics with Balanced Traits!
Gelbvieh Farley, Iowa Balancers Annual Spring Bull Sale 60-80 Bred Females Each Fall
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Dwight and Christina Dockter Bailey, Cheyenne, Cierra and Dalton
4956 41st St. SE, Medina, ND 58467 701-486-3494 • email@example.com
Brandywine Farm Tom Scarponcini
30474 Brandywine Road Rushford, MN 55971
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34261 200th Street, Highmore, SD 57345
u Dennis, Sherry, Jessica, Katie and Sarah Al and Peggy
u Mandan, ND • 701/663-7266 email: firstname.lastname@example.org www.gustinsdiamondd.com
Steven A. Munger 605/380-0092 (cell) •
605/229-2802 (office) 605/229-2835 (fax)
Nate Munger 605/943-5690 (office) Cowherd Manager 605/380-2582 (cell) www.eaglepassranch.com
SALES Judd Ranch 23rd Annual Cow Power Female Sale October 12, 2013 Pomona, Kan. Sale manager: Cattlemen’s Connection Reported by: Roger Gatz
12 Purebred Spring Bred Heifers 9 Balancer Spring Bred Heifers 2 Purebred Red Angus Bred Heifers 21 Purebred Fall Bred Females 8 Balancer Fall Bred Females 3 Red Angus Fall Bred Females 12 Purebred Spring Bred Females 1 Balancer Spring Bred Female 2 Red Angus Spring Bred Females 5 Purebred Spring Open Heifers 8 Balancer Spring Open Heifers 31 Purebred Fall Open Heifers 4 Balancer Fall Open Heifers 2 Red Angus Fall Open Heifers
$3,325 $3,067 $2,300 $3,148 $3,088 $2,633 $3,350 $2,900 $2,700 $2,200 $1,938 $2,255 $2,500 $1,850
JUDD RANCH’S 23RD Annual Cow Power Female Sale was loaded with cow power genetics. Eighty-two percent were homozygous polled, 96 percent were sired by breed leading AI sires, and 100 percent of the females featured honored Judd Ranch Dam of Merit cow families.
fall bred female has been recognized as a Dam of Merit female in every year of eligibility (2012 and 2013). Her four calves have only averaged 76 pounds at birth with a ripping 691 pound average 205 day weight spread. Michael has had tremendous success with Judd Ranch genetics as his first bull purchase reigned as the 2013 national champion Gelbvieh bull. Jack Lindstrom of Kansas purchased several super Judd Ranch cow power females. His number one pick was JRI Ms Secret Admirer 213Z97, Lot 1, at $4,500. This awesome homozygous polled purebred Top Secret spring bred heifer nursed a 2012 Dam of Merit. Jack’s second pick was JRI Ms Style Icon 254Z25 (Lot 11) at $4,000. This beautiful black, homozygous polled, spring bred heifer’s pedigree was loaded with Judd Ranch Dam of Merit genetics on the maternal side. D Lazy M Livestock, Dave McGraw, added four sensational females to his powerful program in Nebraska. Dave’s top two picks were black, homozygous polled, JRI Secret Instinct 254U83 spring bred heifers, JRI Ms Secret Service 214Z31, Lot 16, and JRI Ms Cleopatra 706Z44, Lot 13, at $4,000 each. These beauties featured excellent low birth to super growth spreads and sold bred to JRI Pedro 207Z74, a member of Judd Ranch’s 2013 national champion pen of 5 Gelbvieh bulls. FFF
JRI Ms Extra Gold 246T90, Lot 120, topped the sale offering at $9,500 to junior Gelbvieh member Michael York in Cathrage, Mo. This powerful homozygous polled purebred
UPPER MIDWEST BREEDERS Keith, Janice, Dustin & Britney 605-852-2131
Selby, South Dakota Annual Bull Sale 1st Saturday in March Brian & Dee Dee Vaughn & Wendy 605-649-9927 605-649-6262 www.Balancerbulls.com
If you’re not here, how does your customer find you? GELBVIEH WORLD | 29
VIEW OF THE NUMBERS
AGA Resources Help Members Manage Genetic Conditions Over the last couple of months, American Gelbvieh Association members have heard a great deal about genetic conditions. Testing to date has shown the occurrence of known genetic conditions is at a very low frequency. Through DNA testing, and the updated animal registry system, members can easily manage genetic conditions. By Susan Willmon THE FIVE GENETIC conditions that breeders should be aware of are: Arthrogryposis Multiplex (AM), Nueropathic Hydrocephalus (NH), Osteopetrosis (OS), Contractural Arachnodactyly (CA) and Developmental Duplication (DD). DNA tests have been developed and are available for each of these tests. Recent action by the AGA Board of Directors has resulted in the following key points regarding genetic conditions: • New AI sire and Donor dams as of August 16, 2013 will be required to be tested for AM, NH, OS, CA and DD. There is no other mandatory testing requirement for any other AMGV animals for registration purposes. • Any animal regardless of genetic condition status can be recorded and registered in the AGA Herdbook. • Animals will be designated with a “P” (examples: AMP, NHP, OSP, CAP, DDP) which indicates potential carrier, if there is an ancestor in the animal’s pedigree that has been tested as a carrier or as affected with a specific defect.
• Genetic condition status will be displayed on AGA Animal Search page and printed on performance pedigrees and registration certificates. • Genetic condition status information should be included with any animal offered for sale.
To better assist members manage genetic conditions the AGA has launched an update to the Animal Search and the Member Online Registry. Results from DNA testing will now be displayed with the animal’s pedigree and EPD information. The results that are displayed include: coat color, horned/polled, diluter,
Genetic condition status designation codes (xx designates the specific condition: AM, NH, CA, OS, DD) xxF
Determined free of condition by DNA test
Determined to be a carrier by DNA test or is a confirmed parent of an affected progeny
Determined to be affected by the condition by a DNA test
Has a carrier ancestor in its pedigree without an intervening tested free animal.
An example of how DNA testing results will be displayed on the Animal Search and the Member Online Registry
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BVD-PI, Tenderness, Docility, AM, NA, CA, OS, and DD. In addition, an option has been added to the My Herd menu, on the Online Member Registry, that shows the genetic condition status of all animals from a specified birth year. On an animal’s pedigree, genetic condition status will be listed for animals within the pedigree. Behind each animal’s name in the pedigree
AGA Board Approves Genetic Conditions Testing Policy The American Gelbvieh Association Board of Directors has adopted a new genetic conditions testing policy. The complete document containing all policy information can be found on the Genetic Conditions Information page under the Education Center tab at www.gelbvieh.org. The core genetic conditions testing policy, effective October 9, 2013, is as follows: 1. All new AI sires and donor females must be tested for AM, NH, CA, DD and OS at the owners expense in order to register progeny. 2. The top 50 sires each year (that have not been previously tested) will be tested for AM, NH, CA, DD and OS at AGA’s expense.
will be the status codes as applicable for each condition. As members review the animals in their own herds they may come across animals that may have incomplete data. These animals may have been tested outside the AGA process and the results had
S tuecken B rothers A Special Thank you to Scott Bachman, Bachman Farms, Chillicothe, MO for his purchase of TMGC SB Madonna 19A, daughter to DLW All Business 408Y in the Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale. DLW ALL BUSINESS 408Y 88% Purebred • AMGV 1180118 Black • Homozygous Polled Semen available through owners. CE 9
CED YG 11 -0.29
FT CV FM -0.11 30.63 50.22
TMGC SB Madonna 19A • AMGV1252348 • BD: 2-11-13 • PB • Sire: All Business CE 9
CED YG 10 -0.28
MB FT CV FM -0.16 -0.10 10.74 41.30
Stuecken Brothers rank in the top 20 Owners in the American Gelbvieh Association for Dam of Distinction and Dam of Merit, with 13 Dam’s of Distinction and 2 Dam’s of Merit.
3. Other than points one and two above, there is no additional mandatory testing. 4. On all pedigrees, the animal’s genetic condition status will be designated.
not been forwarded to the AGA for inclusion in the registry database. Contact the office for information on how to forward those results for addition to the database. FFF
Stuecken Brothers are proud members of:
600 W. Hwy P Freeburg, MO 65035 Owners: Maurice, Mark, Marlon Stuecken and Families
Contact: Derek Stuecken • 573.690.8543
Creating Superior Beef Genetics for Producer Success
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MANAGEMENT Are You a Cattle Manager or a Cost Manager? Like every other business, ranchers have to keep the cost of raising cattle balanced against prices offered by the market.
“In other words, cattle producers must become cost managers,” he said. “High reproduction rates and weaning weights are still important; but with the high cost of doing business and high equipment costs, managing those input costs probably has more to do with profitability than managing reproduction rates and weaning weights alone.”
“THIRTY YEARS AGO, input costs were relatively low and cattle producers concentrated on improving reproduction rates and weaning weight,” said Tom Troxel, associate head-Animal Science, for the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture. “Times have changed.” Even though cattle prices have risen, so have the costs of just about everything that goes into a cattle
Cost of raising a cow A manager needs to know
production costs. The 300 Day Grazing program conducted at the Livestock and Forestry Research Station at Batesville keeps production and financial records on a 40 head cow/calf operation. For the past year, production cost alone was $665 per cow, excluding labor, farm insurance, utilities, interest and depreciation. The goal of the 300 Day Grazing program is to demonstrate how to graze cattle for 300 days of the year. Due to the drought of 2012 and culling 20 percent of the herd, the 300 Day Grazing demonstration fed more hay than normal -- 79 days. “Many producers are surprised that it costs $665 per cow per year,”
Kansas Gelbvieh Association
13th Annual Pick of the Herds Female Sale 1:00 pm • Saturday, November 30, 2013 at the Farmer’s and Rancher’s Commission Co., Salina, KS
This sale produces more Champions than any other sale in the country... • The 2013 Sale will feature a full sister to the 2013 Jr. National Reserve Champion Balancer Female • Selling the 2013 Kansas State Fair Resere Chamipion Female and many Class Winners • The 2011 Sale produced 6 females in the top three in class at the 2012 Jr. Nationals, a Division Winner and a Reserve Division Winner.
• Pick of the Herd consignors produced over 30 head that stood in the top 3 in class at the 2013 Junior Nationals! 2013 Res. Champion Balancer Her Full Sister Sells!
Don’t Miss This Incredible Offering...
Maternal Sisters Sell by Mulberry
This year’s offering will include • Pick of the Calf Crop • Elite Show Heifer Prospects • Breed Leading Bred Heifers
Bid Live on DVAuction.com! Please contact Brian Beying at 913-547-1635 or email@example.com for a catalog to this outstanding offering! Check out the breed-leading offering on DVAuction.com • gelbvieh.org • kansasgelbvieh.org
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WESTERN BREEDERS Troxel said. Harlan Hughes, a North Dakota State University professor emeritus, pegged the average cow cost from the northern plains at $831. Hughes’ cow cost included hired labor, farm insurance, utilities, interest and depreciation that the 300 Day Grazing budget did not. The 300 Day Grazing demonstration doesn’t include fuel and oil, repairs, pasture costs, etc. “One can see the $665 300 Day Grazing cow cost per year increasing to the $800 cow cost very easily when those costs are included,” he said. “One very interesting point was the income side,” Troxel said. “The gross income per animal for the 300 Day Grazing demonstration was $1,050. Hughes reported $1,002 for the average gross income per cow for the northern plains cow-calf herds.”
ARIZONA The Prosser Family
928/289-2619 928/380-5149 cell Winslow, AZ
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RFI Tested Balancer , Gelbvieh & Angus Bulls Sell Annually in April at Yerington, NV ®
COLORADO NEVADA Dave & Dawn Bowman 55784 Holly Rd. • Olathe, CO 81425
(970) 323-6833 www.bowkranch.com
Dick & Jean Williams P.O. Box 156 Orovada, NV 89425 775•272•3442
“Pounds Make Profit in Your Pocket” Bulls & Heifers Private Treaty
The economic net return per cow for the 300 Day Grazing demonstration was $385 and the return for the northern plains cowcalf herds was $347-- nearly the same. “Managing costs and putting the cost where it will make the most return,” Troxel said. “That’s what the cattle business is all about today: Being a cost manager.” Source: University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture
OREGON We’re here for all Northwest Gelbvieh and Balancer ® needs!
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Richard and Kathy Bennett 541-825-3750
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The Gelbvieh Cow As I enter my eleventh year of showing Gelbvieh cattle I have come to realize that the meaning of “The Gelbvieh Cow” varies from ranch to ranch. By Van Tucker AT SOME POINT of time you must pursue your goals for your operation and for me, the Gelbvieh cow was my answer. When I look for a potential show heifer I take many things into consideration, but there’s two main objectives I aim for. The first is obvious; I want a heifer that will bring home a purple banner at the end of the day. But more importantly I want her to be able to preform when she is put out to pasture. There is a fine line where power and balance meet and at that intersection stands the Gelbvieh cow. She brings to the table many benefits demanded by the commercial cattleman including a smaller farmed, longer living cow, that produces more milk and
pounds of calf while still remaining true to fertility and structure. She does all of this while putting it into a balanced attractive package. Many commercial cattlemen have also found the benefits of crossbreeding with Gelbvieh females allowing them to take advantage of higher feed efficiency with optimal gains and carcass cutability. To some this is where the definition of “The Gelbvieh Cow” ends, but for me it means more. It is more than just showing and producing beef cattle, it i’s being with a likeminded group of people that would do anything for you. Behind any good breed is an organization pushing for improvements and betterment Grace Hammer, President (2013) Wallace, KS • 785-728-7111 Hammerhead_grace@hotmail.com Michael Ring, Vice President (2012) Oregon, IL • 815-732-7583 email@example.com
Mike & Toni Shrewsbury, Adult Advisors Lathrop, MO • 816-528-3644 firstname.lastname@example.org Al & Mary Knapp, Adult Advisors Bonner Springs, KS • 913-724-4105 email@example.com Dana Stewart, Staff Advisor 303-465-2333 • firstname.lastname@example.org
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Justin Vehige, V.P. of Leadership (2012) Bonnots Mill, MO • 573-897-3303 email@example.com Van Tucker, Secretary (2012) Portis, KS • 785-282-0544 firstname.lastname@example.org Nicole Mattison, Treasurer (2012) Lamberton, MN • 507-752-7573 email@example.com
of the breed. It’s the opportunity behind “The Gelbvieh Cow” that makes it so special. FFF
AGJA is Looking for Sponsors! Stop by the AGJA Silent Trophy Auction during the AGA Annual Convention January 10-11 for a chance to bid on the top sponsorships at the 2014 Barnyard Classic in Sioux Falls, S.D. Top award sponsorships such as the Supreme Champion Gelbvieh Female and Balancer® awards will be up for bidding. Unable to bid onsite? Contact Dana Stewart at 303-4652333 or email danas@gelbvieh. org for sponsorship options.
Dustin Aherin, Ex-Officio Phillipsburg, KS • 785-302-1252 firstname.lastname@example.org Sydney Bigger (2013) Media, IL • 309-221-6262 email@example.com Tiana Garcia (2013) Las Animas, CO • 719-691-9691 firstname.lastname@example.org Carter Mitchell (2013) Appleton City, MO • 660-492-3966 email@example.com Kelsey Sheeley (2013) Hillsbobo, OH • 937-403-3272 firstname.lastname@example.org
SEGA Gelbvieh and Friends
December 7, 2013
Fall Female Open House 11:00 am – 2:00 pm • Pierce, CO
Gelbvieh and Balancer Open Show Heifer Prospects Bred Heifers, Embryos and Commercial Bred Heifers
Steve & Gail Fiolkoski 16509 WCR 86 • Pierce, CO 80650
To view catalog, visit our website at www.segagelbvieh.com
Phone: 970/834-2138 Gail’s Cell: 970/590-4862 Steve’s Cell: 970/381-0600 Email: email@example.com
Females surviving and thriving in drought conditions!
SOUTHERN BREEDERS TEXAS
ALABAMA Kittle Gelbvieh Farms Quality Black Gelbvieh Cattle Johnny D. Kittle 816 Co. Rd. 36 Geraldine, AL 35974 Cell (256) 996-4140 www.kittlefarms.com
H ODGES R ANCH
15702 Hodges Rd., Omaha, AR 72662 Hodgesranch@live.com
Jim & Pat Dromgoole 4403 Winding River Dr. • Richmond, TX 77469 Home
Eugene (870) 426-5333 Diana (870) 426-5334 Neal (870) 426-4469
(281) 341-5686 • Ranch (979) 561-8144
www.dromgoolesheaven.com Show Cattle Managers: James & Shannon Worrell • (325) 258-4656
BullS & HeiferS By Private treaty at tHe raNcH
809 S. Redlands Rd. • Stillwater, OK 74074
405-747-6950 • firstname.lastname@example.org Homo. Black, Homo. Polled • Breeding Stock Available
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ANIMAL HEALTH USDA approves first combination MLV vaccine to provide targeted protection against BVD 1b Research shows 1b now the most predominant BVD virus strain THE U.S. DEPARTMENT of Agriculture (USDA) has issued the Veterinary Biological License for Viralign 6®, the first combination modified-live virus (MLV) vaccine to provide targeted protection against bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) virus 1b — the most predominant BVD virus strain in the United States. Marketed by Elanco, Viralign 6 also provides protection against BVD viral strains 1a and 2, bovine respiratory syncytial virus (BRSV), infectious bovine rhinotracheitis (IBR) virus and parainfluenza3 (PI3) virus. “Until now, veterinarians and producers have relied on combination vaccines with BVD 1a and 2 to cross protect against what is now the most predominant strain: 1b,” says Carl Guthrie, D.V.M. and director of Elanco beef technical services. “We are pleased that Elanco’s debut cattle vaccine is the very first USDA-
approved MLV vaccine to include antigens for all three major BVD viruses, including 1b.” This first-of-its-kind vaccine enables low-volume, subcutaneous administration in cattle 5 months of age or older. “Even though producers have vaccinated for the BVD virus for years, research shows its incidence has not gone down, and 1b has replaced 1a as the most predominant BVD strain,” says Guthrie. “The good news is that ongoing vaccination programs appear to have decreased the predominance of 1a in the United States. But, it also suggests current modified-live 1a vaccines may not adequately protect calves from 1b infections. Since BVD is the most costly viral disease in cattle, Viralign 6 is an important herd-health tool that will help combat all three major BVD strains.”
NORTHEAST BREEDERS ILLINOIS
OHIO “Realizing the Value”
1200 S. Blackhawk Rd. Oregon, IL 61061-9762 815•732•7583
3 G Ranch
Gelbvieh Cattle For Sale Carl, Rebecca & Emily Griffiths
1577 N 600 E • Kendallville, IN 46755
260/897-2160 • firstname.lastname@example.org
Your call or visit is Always Welcome
• Polled Purebreds • Red • Black
Double D Farm
9937 Warren Rd. Winslow, IL 61089
1200 S. Blackhawk Rd. Oregon, IL 61061
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Fullblood Polled Gelbvieh Polled Hereford
Merle E. Lewis 812/863-7701
James L. Lewis 812/508-0014
RR1 BOX 1360 • SPRINGVILLE, IN 47462
We sell Breeding Stock Bulls & Females Chester Yoder
12353 Cty Rd 330 Big Prairie, OH 44611 email@example.com 330-567-9232 • 330-231-0339 (cell)
We’re now offering COLOR in the breeder block ads. Call for details For $297 + color cost you can be in every issue for one year! Call Jennifer or Lynn at the AGA office at
BVD is evolving and highly contagious The BVD virus is an RNA virus, which means it is more susceptible to mutation. That’s why researchers monitor BVD viral strains to identify changes in predominance. In fact, a USDA Agriculture Research Service analysis of diagnostic samples shows there has been a shift in predominance of BVD viral strains in the United States. In 1988, subtype 1a was predominant at 51 percent. Twenty years later, 1a ranked third at 18 percent, while subtype 1b had increased in predominance from 41 percent to 61 percent.1 At the same time 1a was decreasing, the overall incidence of BVD virus did not decline.1 “One of the primary sources of the BVD virus is exposure to persistently infected (PI) animals — cattle that are few in number, but shed large amounts of the virus throughout their lives,” says Brad Williams, D.V.M., MBA and Elanco senior technical consultant. “Comprehensive research involving 21,743 head shows that 78 percent of PI cattle were infected with 1b."
According to another study, calves exposed to a PI calf are 43 percent more likely to require treatment for bovine respiratory disease (BRD). And, due to the immune-suppressing nature of BVD, cattle might not show signs of infection even though they suffer from subclinical respiratory and other profit-robbing diseases.
New six-way vaccine proven safe and effective The USDA has reviewed studies documenting no adverse effects attributable to Viralign 6.6 Additional research shows calves vaccinated with Viralign 6 and then exposed to 1b had no clinical signs of BVD, unlike their control counterparts — 80 percent of which showed signs including diarrhea, nasal discharge, rapid respiration and watery eyes. Viralign 6 is available in convenient 10-dose and 50dose packages through veterinarians and animal-health distributors. See the product label for more information or contact your Elanco sales representative or technical consultant, or visit Elanco.us. FFF
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MIDWEST BREEDERS KANSAS
POST ROCK CATTLE COMPANY 3041 E. Hwy. 284, Barnard, KS 67418 Bill Clark: 785.792.6244 Leland Clark: 785.792.6208 Fax: 785.792.6250 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Bar Arrow Cattle Company Stuar t Jar vis
26 E. Limestone Rd. • Phillipsburg, KS 67661 e-mail: email@example.com • 785/543-5177
ROCKING GV GELBVIEH Polled Fullblood Gelbvieh Cattle
Purebred A.I. Seedstock Bulls and Heifers Available. Al, Mary & Nick Knapp Cell: (913) 219-6613 18291 158th Street H: (913) 724-4105 Bonner Springs, KS 66012 FAX: (913) 724-4107 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
“Where workin’ cattle & eye appeal come full circle”
John & Carla Shearer (620) 628-4621 (620) 654-6507 (John Cell)
RogeRs Valley FaRm gelbVieh
Breed for Tomorrow’s Cattle Today!
A Breed Leader in Tenderness & Marbling–
2815 Navajo Rd. Canton, KS 67428 email@example.com
Annual Production Sale 1st Saturday in April
Judd Ranch Inc.
Dave & Cindy Judd Nick, Ginger Judd & Family Brent & Ashley Judd 423 Hwy. K-68 • Pomona, KS 66076 785/ 566-8371
Dr. & Mrs. Glenn Wehner 22533 Spencer Lane Kirksville, MO 63501 660-665-7502
B/F Cattle Company
P.O. Box 51 Mendon, MO 64660 (660) 272-3805 (O) (660-375-7266 (C) Ronald & Kathryne Rogers email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gelbvieh SprinG Flood ranch balancer® Jim & Sherri Michaletz 1397 Spring Flood Rd Goodman, MO 64843 417-364-5297 (O) 479-366-1234 (C) Email: email@example.com www.springfloodranch.blogspot.com
Specializing in Forage Raised Balancer® Bulls on K-31
Culling practices on cows/bulls second to NONE! For information, contact:
Consistent Genetics Adding Pounds & Profit
Myron & Valerie Bahm
Route 1, Box 407 • Butler, MO 64730
4375 White Oak Rd Fordland, MO 65652
660 • 492 • 2808
417-753-3578(h) • 417-576-0687(c)
Registered Gelbvieh & Balancer® Fall Bred Heifers • SimAngus & Balancer®
Source for calving ease, docile, major economic traits, boostered with this heterosis, 18 mo old bulls for longevity
Timothy Mulroy • 785-640-6401 Mayetta, KS • firstname.lastname@example.org
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Bob Harriman Genetics Montrose, MO 660-492-2504 email@example.com Thanks to all for investing 50 years in this program from pasture to plate.
Scott Hamilton, Hitchcock, SD
Steve and Gail Fiolkoski, Pierce, CO
Bob and Judy Prosser, Winslow, AZ
“My Balancer® sired cattle graded 90% Choice, had fewer Yield Grade 4s with more carcass weight, adding up to more profit.”
“Gelbvieh females have stayability and wean more pounds of calf per cow exposed. That makes our ranch more profitable.”
“Southern producers need heat tolerant cattle that will sustain themselves on minimal resources. Southern Balancer® cattle do that.”
Gelbvieh x Bos indicus
Gelbvieh x Red Angus or Angus
For assistance in marketing or purchasing Gelbvieh, Balancer ® or Southern Balancer ® bulls, females and feeder cattle, contact: Brian Rogers • American Gelbvieh Association • College Station, TX • firstname.lastname@example.org • 936-554-1600 For more information visit: www.GELBVIEH.org
MIDWEST BREEDERS Pope Farms Gelbvieh
J. J. Boehler
70948 L Rd. , Orleans, NE 68966 308-473-7342 • 308-999-0207
Jeff and Jeanne Pope 26075 Willow Rd., Ravenna, NE 68869 Phone & Fax: (308) 467-BEEF Cell: (308) 390-0657 email@example.com
Cedar Top Ranch Scott & Raberta Starr 212 Starr Drive • Stapleton, NE 69163 (H): 308-587-2293 • (C): 308-530-3900 firstname.lastname@example.org
Jeff Swanson • 308/337-2235 10908 724 Road • Oxford, NE 68967 Annual Sale—Last Saturday in February
Eldon Starr: 1-800-535-6173 or Rich Johnson: 402-368-2209
Mark & Patty Goes 39414 SW 75th Rd. Odell, NE 68415 (402) 766-3627
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FOUNDATION American Gelbvieh Foundation Offers a Limited Time, Unique Giving Strategy to Save on Taxes INVESTING IN THE future of Gelbvieh with the American Gelbvieh Foundation is a cornerstone of the AGA’s strategic plan. The American Gelbvieh Foundation’s ability to propel research and member education is unlimited with support from AGA members. AGA members can contribute to the success of the Foundation in numerous ways. One such way is through an IRA charitable rollover, which offers unique advantages to qualified donors. On January 2 of this year the American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 was passed into law, bringing back the popular IRA charitable rollover provision. The Act makes donors age 70½ or older, once again eligible to move up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to qualified charities. Donors to the American Gelbvieh Foundation have until December 31 to take advantage of this tax advantaged giving strategy. Using the IRA charitable rollover has many benefits
for donors: • Donors can transfer up to $100,000/year directly from a Traditional or Roth IRA to the American Gelbvieh Foundation without paying income taxes on the funds transferred. • For those donors who do not itemize deductions, a gift from an IRA is excluded from reportable income, thus simplifying tax returns. • Direct transfers from an IRA can satisfy the IRS Required Minimum Distribution (RMD). • Rollover funds can be used to support the education and research efforts of the American Gelbvieh Association. To take advantage of this limited time opportunity, or for questions regarding the American Gelbvieh Foundation, contact Dana Stewart at 303-465-2333 or email@example.com.
Working Hard for You
Each year the American Gelbvieh Foundation works hard for AGA members by funding critical research projects, providing scholarships to deserving AGJA members and more. To learn more about the Foundation or to explore how you can support the Foundation's efforts, call 303-465-2333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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SOUTHEAST BREEDERS KENTUCKY
Producing Black, Polled Genetics for Today & Tomorrow. “Superior Gelbvieh and Balancer Cattle”
Chris & Jordan Hampton • Charles & Sue Hampton 839 Davistown Rd. Celina, TN 38551 931-243-3213 H 931-510-3213 C email@example.com
Double Bar H Gelbvieh • Balancer • Angus
Registered Bulls & Replacement Females
Davis Holder Family 9595 Bugtussle Road, Gamaliel, KY 42140 270-457-BEEF 270-670-2499 Cell =H =H
1613 Derby Road P.O. Box 154 Jackson Springs, NC 27281
102 Merlin Dr. Georgetown, KY 40234
910-652-2233 Cell: 910-638-8436 Mick’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org Grass Grown • Carcass Quality & Performance
Quality Black Bulls & Heifers for sale Lynn Waters 3525 Tuckaleechee Pike Maryville, TN 37803
Steve, Ashley, Jordan & Jason McIntosh 502-868-5726 Clifford & Faye McIntosh 502-863-1135 Breeding Gelbvieh since 1989
Looking for a sale or event? Check Places to Be on the website:
M & W Farms
Walter & Lee Teeter 1380 French Belk Rd. • Mt. Ulla, NC 28125 (704) 664-5784
QUALITY GELBVIEH CATTLE
Dr. Daryl Wilson Tyler Wilson (276) 676-2242
LITTLE WINDY HILL
Farms Doug & Sue Hughes 6916 Peppers Ferry Road Max Meadows, VA 24360 H 276/637-3916 C 276/620-4271
Joe & Gwen Wilson (276) 628-4163
Registered (276) 614-0117 (C) Gelbvieh Cattle
17462 Fenton Dr., Abingdon, VA 24210 • TrebleWRanch@aol.com
Get ready for upcoming sales!
Advertise in Gelbvieh World or the Profit Picture
Check www.GELBVIEH.org often for show information and results on regional shows and the Junior Classic!
Quality Gelbvieh & Balancer® Cattle
ClinCh Mountain Gelbvieh
John & Liz Loy (865) 687-1968 (865) 235-8869 (C)
7611 Dyer Rd. Luttrell, TN 37779 email@example.com
Bulls & Heifers for Sale
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COMMUNICATION NOTE Production Schedule Gelbvieh World The Profit Picture
Add Color to Your Breeder Block Ad The Breeder’s Sections of Gelbvieh World are the place to see and be seen. Breeders now have the option to add color to those ads. By Jennifer Scharpe ONE OF THE most economical advertising investments Gelbvieh and Balancer® breeders can make is purchasing a business cardsized ad in the Gelbvieh World Breeder’s Sections. At $297 for a one-inch ad, or $594 for a twoinch ad, breeders get year-round exposure for their program. Both commercial producers and AGA staff report turning to the Breeder’s Sections to look for breeders in a particular region that would have cattle for sale.
helping you build brand recognition for your program. Photos of signature animals to your program can also be in color, making your ad more attractive.
Gelbvieh World is excited to announce that starting with this November issue breeders can add color to their business card ad. The option of adding color has not been previously available. However through negotiations with the Gelbvieh World printer, we are able to offer color on these ads.
Also, be sure to book your date for a GELBVIEH SALES email blast. Reservations fill up quickly for winter and spring sales as only one email blast is sent per day. The current GELBVIEH SALES email list includes almost 3,000 names of seedstock breeders and commercial cow-calf producers. Members who have used this service report that it is an effective way to supplement Gelbvieh World advertising to increase sales. FFF
The cost for adding color to a business card ad will be on a yearly basis. To add a two-color option to an ad it is an additional $150 per year; the full color option is an additional $300 per year. The advantage of adding color to your business card ad is it will help make your ad stand out amongst the sea of black ink on a page. You can also put your logo in color, 42 | NOVEMBER 2013
Contact Lynn Valentine at the American Gelbvieh Association (303-465-2333 or lynnv@gelbvieh. org) to discuss how you can increase your marketing efforts by adding color to your business card ad. Don’t have a business card ad? Lynn can help you get one started today.
January Breeding Reference Guide/AI Sires Early deadline: November 25 Ad deadline: December 2 February Profit Picture Commercial Issue Early deadline: December 23 Ad deadline: December 30 March Annual Gelbvieh Convention/NWSS Early deadline: January 27 Ad deadline: February 3 April Herd Management/AI Sires Early deadline: February 20 Ad deadline: February 27 May Herd Health/Nutrition & Feeding Early deadline: March 20 Ad deadline: March 26 June-July Herd Reference Edition Early deadline: May 11 Ad deadline: May 18 August Seedstock Marketing Early deadline: June 20 Ad deadline: June 25 September Junior Programs Early deadline: July 20 Ad deadline: July 25 October Profit Picture Commercial Issue Early deadline: August 20 Ad deadline: August 30 November The Gelbvieh Cow Early deadline: September 20 Ad deadline: September 25 December AGA Convention Preview Early deadline: October 19 Ad deadline: October 25
VIEW FROM THE FIELD Mandan Site for North Dakota Field Day Report and Photos by Susan Willmon
CHIMNEY BUTTE RANCH and Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh both of Mandan, N.D., jointly hosted the 2013 North Dakota Gelbvieh Association (NDGA) field day on September 14. The promise of an afternoon rainstorm did not deter Gelbvieh enthusiasts from South Dakota, Minnesota and Saskatchewan, Canada from joining NDGA members and commercial producer for the day’s events. Attendees had the opportunity to walk through a group of cow-calf pairs and first calf heifers at the Chimney Butte. Lunch was held at Chimney Butte’s headquarters, followed by a market update from Bobby Hendrickson, cattle buyer representing the National Farmers Organization in St. Cloud, Minn. Bobby has been buying Gelbvieh influenced feeder cattle from NDGA members for the past five years and provided
some firsthand insight into market trends over the next six months. At Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh, the members and commercial producers viewed pairs on pasture owned by Gustins, as well as a group of partnership females owned with Matthew Rebenitsch of Gumbo Flats Gelbvieh. At the Diamond D headquarters, their bull battery was on display. A great supper was served with ample opportunity for Gelbvieh fellowship. Susan Willmon, AGA’s director of breed improvement gave a presentation on the development of genomic-enhanced EPDs and the direction towards the use of indexes. Rob Arnold, president of the AGA also spoke about the AGA’s strategic plan and new developments within the association. FFF
7th Annual You-Pick-Em All Polled
t Saturday, November 16, 2013 t 11 am - 2 pm t At the Farm t Lunch served at noon!
t Guest consignor Last Call Gelbvieh, Dr. Tom Lavelle, DVM
• All cattle are CA Free • 25 Gelbvieh, Balancer® and Angus bulls sell! • Many Homozygous black and Homozygous polled • 25 Females sell! Herdsires will be available for viewing on sale day.
HYeK BlacK Impact senior Herdsire
JKGF Future Investment X037 Junior Herdsire
QUALITY GELBVIEH CATTLE
LITTLE WINDY HILL
Farms Doug & Sue Hughes 6916 Peppers Ferry Road Max Meadows, VA 24360
H 276/637-3916 • C 276/620-4271
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IMPACTING TM the BEEF BUSINESS It Starts with Membership 2014 American Gelbvieh Association Annual Convention
It Starts with Membership GREETING’S FROM THE American Gelbvieh Association Board of Directors and staff. We are proud to announce and invite you to attend the 2014 AGA Annual Convention. The Annual Convention and National Western Stock Show Gelbvieh activities will be held January 9-13, 2014 in Denver, Colo. The theme for this year’s event is Impacting the Beef Business – It Starts with Membership. The goal of the 2014 annual convention is to continue the focus on AGA’s long-range strategic plan and to emphasize the fact that the success of the AGA and Gelbvieh and Balancer® cattle begins with membership. As you’ll read the convention pages, you’ll notice we’re doing convention a little differently this year. All AGA committee meetings will be held in December, allowing all members the opportunity to participate via free webmeetings. The convention itself will focus on member education through expanded, informative member sessions, and an engaging and lively Bull Pen session.
The 2014 AGA Convention web page at www. GELBVIEH.org will be your source of the most up-todate and complete information for the annual convention and NWSS activities. Make plans now to participate in both the committee web-meetings and the annual convention. Our ability to impact the beef business starts with membership.
2014 Hall of Fame Inductees FOR THE 2014 Annual Convention, the AGA is honored to announce that there will be two outstanding inductees into the AGA Hall of Fame: • Eldon and Kathy Starr, Stapleton, Neb. • Jeanette Rankin, Oilmont, Mont. The Hall of Fame induction presentation will be made on Saturday, January 11 at 6:30 p.m., during the Awards presentation and "Bulls in the Ballroom" at the headquarters hotel.
Hotel Reservations & Convention Registration REGISTRATION TO THE AGA Annual Convention is free of charge. All convention attendees should pick up name tags and convention booklets at the AGA Convention registration desk.
The AGA has a block of rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Denver-Stapleton North for a special room rate of $84+tax per night, which includes 2 free daily breakfast tickets. Rooms must be reserved by December 15, 2013.
The headquarters hotel for the 2014 AGA Annual Convention is the DoubleTree by Hilton DenverStapleton North. The address is: 4040 Quebec St., Denver, CO 80216. All Annual Convention activities will take place at the headquarters hotel.
Confirmation numbers will be sent via email, provided an email address is given on the online reservation form. For questions or assistance in completing the online form, please contact Dianne Coffman, AGA director of administration at 303-465-2333.
Participate in Committee Meetings from Home All Committee Meetings Held in December Via Free Web-Meeting THE AMERICAN GELBVIEH Association committees play a vital role in the development and implementation of AGA programs, services and policies. An active committee process is one of the core grass roots values of the AGA. All AGA committee meetings will be held in December via web-meeting prior to the annual convention. There will be no committee meetings at convention. Instead, all members are invited and encouraged to participate in the committee webmeetings from the comfort of their own home. All meetings will be held the week of December 9-19, 2013.
Finance Monday, December 9, 8:00 p.m. CST Breed Improvement Tuesday, December 10, 7:00 p.m. CST National Show Wednesday, December 11, 7:00 p.m. CST National Sale Thursday, December 12, 7:00 p.m. CST
To participate, members only need an Internet connection. Web-meetings can be accessed via a URL link from a home computer, tablet or mobile device. This is a free service to members and no special software is required. A tele-conference option is also available.
Rules & Bylaws Monday, December 16, 8:00 p.m. CST
Through the web-meetings, members will be able to listen and watch presentations, participate in discussions, make motions and vote. The core functions and value of the committees – making recommendations to the Board of Directors – will not change. The only change is the venue.
Breed Promotion Wednesday, December 18, 7:00 p.m. CST
More details and instructions on how to access the web-meetings will be provided to members via the Enewsletter as well as on the AGA website. Please take note of the committee meeting dates and times.
Member Education Tuesday, December 17, 7:00 p.m. CST
Foundation Thursday, December 19, 7:00 p.m. CST Visit the Committee Meeting webpage at www.gelbvieh.org/membership/ convention/2014/committees for more information.
Nominate Outstanding Commercial, Seedstock Producers IN AN EFFORT to recognize the outstanding commercial and seedstock producers involved in the Gelbvieh breed, the American Gelbvieh Association has created the Outstanding Commercial Producer Award and the Outstanding Seedstock Producer Award. Both awards are based off the Beef Improvement Federation awards that are presented annually at the BIF conference. The AGA will recognize one Outstanding Commercial Producer and one Outstanding Seedstock
Producer annually during the Gelbvieh activities at the National Western Stock Show. The recipients of the AGA awards will then be considered for the Association’s nominations for the BIF awards that year. State associations are asked to nominate one commercial producer and one seedstock producer they feel is deserving of this recognition. The applications are available below as editable PDF documents and are due to the AGA office by December 1.
2014 American Gelbvieh Association Annual Convention and NWSS Activities Tuesday, January 7
Saturday, January 11
8:00 a.m. Cattle begin arriving – NWSS
7:30 a.m. to 9:45 a.m. Gelbvieh and Balancer® Junior Heifer Show – NWSS Stadium Arena
Wednesday, January 8 7:00 p.m. Cattle in place on the Hill and in the Yards – NWSS
Thursday, January 9 8:00 a.m. Yard and Hill cattle check-in – NWSS 1:00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m. AGA Executive Committee Meeting – DoubleTree Executive Boardroom 3:00 p.m. AGA Board of Directors meeting – DoubleTree Keystone I
10:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity and People’s Choice Balancer® Bull Futurity – NWSS Stadium Arena 2:30 p.m. to 2:55 p.m. Pick up ballots for Board of Directors voting – DoubleTree hallway outside Aspen I 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. AGA annual membership meeting and election of Board of Directors – DoubleTree Aspen I 5:15 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. AGA Board of Directors meeting and photo – DoubleTree Keystone I 6:15 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Gelbvieh & Balancer® Bull Futurities Social Ballroom” – DoubleTree
Friday, January 10 Morning Free to attend NWSS 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. Dessert Social – DoubleTree Aspen I 1:00 p.m. to 1:50 p.m. Opening Session: Welcome by President Rob Arnold and Keynote Speaker Address – DoubleTree Aspen I 1:50 p.m.to 2:00 p.m. Break 2:00 p.m. to 3:20 p.m. Member Session 1: Selection Indexes by Dr. Mike MacNeil & the American Gelbvieh Foundation by Virgil Scott – DoubleTree Aspen I 3:20 p.m. to 3:40 p.m. Break 3:40 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Member Session 2: Genetic Conditions by Dr. Jonathon Beever & Genomic Enhanced EPDs by Dr. Dorian Garrick DoubleTree Aspen I 5:30 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. Gelbvieh Profit Partners Annual Stockholders Meeting – DoubleTree Keystone II & III 7:00 p.m. to 8:25 p.m. Bull Pen Session with Speaker Panel (Q&A/Discussion with speakers from earlier sessions) – DoubleTree Aspen I 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity & People’s Choice Balancer® Bull Futurity meetings – DoubleTree Keystone IV
7:00 p.m. AGA Awards Presentation and Bull Futurity Recognition – DoubleTree Aspens I, II, III (Order: Introduce Guests; Recognize Outgoing Board of Directors; Hall of Fame Presentations; Junior Fundraiser Heifer Ticket Auction; Balancer® Bull Futurity Recognition; Gelbvieh Bull Futurity Scholarship Presentation, Championship Recognition, and Bingo Ball)
Sunday, January 12 8:00 a.m. Gelbvieh and Balancer® Pen Bull Show – NWSS Livestock Center 1:00 p.m. National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Sale – NWSS Livestock Center 5:30 p.m. AGA Board of Directors meeting – DoubleTree Keystone I 7:00 p.m. New Member Orientation/Online Registry Q&A Session – DoubleTree Keystones II, III
Monday, January 13 8:00 a.m. National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show – NWSS Stadium Arena 7:00 p.m. Begin release of Hill cattle (out by 10:00 p.m.) Yard cattle released at 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday (out by 4:00 p.m.)
Your promptness of attendance to convention activities is appreciated to help keep the schedule on time. Schedule revised October 23, 2013
Notice of 2014 American Gelbvieh Association Annual Meeting PURSUANT TO ARTICLE VII, Paragraph A (2), of the bylaws of the American Gelbvieh Association, this serves as official notice and call of the annual membership meeting. The annual meeting will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014, commencing at 2:30 p.m., at the Red Lion Hotel in Denver, Colo. The meeting will be held during the American Gelbvieh Association Annual Convention. The purpose of the meeting shall be the election of directors to fill the offices of those directors whose terms are expiring or which are presently vacant, to ratify the previous actions of the Board of Directors, and for the transaction of other business as may properly come before the meeting. The nominating committee recommends the following slate of nominees for the five open positions on the AGA Board of Directors. Other nominations may be accepted from the floor during the annual meeting.
• Jim Dobson, Oklahoma • Emily Griffiths, Indiana • Bob Hart, Kansas (seeking re-election) • David Martin, Arkansas (seeking re-election) • Ron Russell, Wisconsin • Walter Teeter, North Carolina • Grant Thayer, Colorado (seeking re-election Any member who is unable to attend the AGA annual meeting may request an absentee ballot by phone, email, mail or fax for election of directors. In order to obtain an absentee ballot, a member must submit his or her application to the American Gelbvieh Association office not more than 60 days (November 11, 2013) nor less than 10 days (December 31, 2013) prior to the annual meeting, and must be in good standing with the Association at least sixty (60) days prior to the annual meeting. Ballots must be returned to the AGA office by 4:30 p.m. on Friday, January 10, 2014 to be counted at the annual meeting on Saturday, January 11, 2014.
NWSS Entries due November 20
Heifer Mart for Registered Heifers in the Yards
ALL BEEF ENTRIES for the 2014 National Western Stock Show are due November 20. This includes entries for the National Gelbvieh and Balancer® Show, Gelbvieh and Balancer Pen Bull Show and the Junior Gelbvieh and Balancer Show.
THE HEIFER MART is a new marketing opportunity for purebred cattle producers at the National Western Stock Show. Cattlemen can enter groups of three to five head of either heifer calves or bred yearlings. There will be a designated area in the Yards set up for the Heifer Mart where these cattle will be displayed on tie rails. Night tie outs will also be provided. There will not be a show associated with these cattle. These females are on display with the intention of selling them by private treaty or for breeders to have an opportunity to display their breeding program as a part of their overall marketing program.
Remember that all entries must include a registration number. Members can use the AGA online animal registry system to register a 2013 calf and request a registration certificate mailed to you. The NWSS exhibitor handbook is available online at www.nationalwestern.com. Entries may also be completed online. Gelbvieh and Balancer exhibitors should note that the NWSS will handle all stalling assignments. Please contact the NWSS directly regarding any stalling needs or concerns.
Similar to the NWSS Herd Sire displays, reservations for a spot in the Heifer Mart will be on a first come first serve basis made by contacting the NWSS Livestock Office at 303-299-5559. The Heifer Mart will accommodate cattle by breed during the same time periods that each respective breed arrives and is released from the Yards. Entry frees will be $100 per head payable at time of entry.
PLACES TO BE November 2013
Nov. 2 Professional Beef Genetics Open House Bull Sale, Clinton, MO Nov. 2 HAGA Show-Me Futurity Plus Sale, Springfield, MO Nov. 9 C-Cross Cattle Co. Fall Bull & Female Sale, Biscoe, NC Nov. 11-16 Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK Nov. 16 Little Windy Hill Annual You-Pick-Em Bull Sale, Max Meadows, VA Nov. 16 Seedstock Plus Influence Commercial Female Sale, Kingsville, MO Nov. 17 NAILE Junior Gelbvieh Show, Louisville, KY Nov. 18 Create Your Future II: The Dynamics of the Beef Business, Louisville, KY Nov. 18 NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh Sale, Louisville, KY Nov. 19 NAILE Eastern National Gelbvieh & Balancer Show, Louisville, KY Nov. 19 NAILE Eastern National Female Futurity, Louisville, KY Nov. 30 KGA 13th Annual Pick of the Herd Female Sale, Salina, KS
Dec. 1 Dec. 3-5 Dec. 6 Dec. 7 Dec. 9 Dec. 10 Dec. 11 Dec. 12 Dec. 16 Dec. 17 Dec. 18 Dec. 19
Beastrom Ranch Genetic Opportunity Female Sale, Pierre, SD Range Beef Cow Symposium XXII, Rapid City, SD Knoll Crest Fall Bull & Commercial Heifer Sale, Red House, VA SEGA Gelbvieh & Friends Female Sale, Pierce, CO AGA Finance Committee Web-Meeting, 8:00 p.m. CST AGA Breed Improvement Committee WebMeeting, 7:00 p.m. CST AGA National Show Committee WebMeeting, 7:00 p.m. CST AGA National Sale Committee WebMeeting, 7:00 p.m. CST AGA Rules & Bylaws Committee WebMeeting, 8:00 p.m CST AGA Member Education Committee WebMeeting, 7:00 p.m. CST AGA Breed Promotion Committee WebMeeting, 7:00 p.m. CST American Gelbvieh Foundation Committee Web-Meeting, 7:00 p.m. CST
January 2014 Jan. 10-11 AGA Annual Convention, Denver, CO Jan. 11 NWSS Gelbvieh & Balancer Junior Heifer Show, Denver, CO Jan. 11 Breeder’s Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity, Denver, CO Jan. 11 People’s Choice Balancer Bull Futurity, Denver, CO Jan. 12 NWSS Gelbvieh & Balancer Pen Show, Denver, CO Jan. 12 National Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale, Denver, CO Jan. 13 NWSS National Gelbvieh & Balancer Show, Denver, CO Jan. 25 Lemke Cattle 8th Annual Production Sale, Lawrence, NE Jan. 27 North Dakota Golden Rule Sale, Bismarck, ND
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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Gelbvieh-sired cattle added $53.17 per head on a low spread and $36.67 per head in a high spread over Angus-sired cattle when based on Quality and Yield premiums/discounts and carcass weight in a Choice/Select spread market based on data from Colorado State University’s Maxwell Ranch SmartCross® research.
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AD INDEX 3 G Ranch............................19, 36 ABCS Gelbvieh.........................28 Adkins Gelbvieh.......................28 AGA Foundation......................40 B/F Cattle Company.................38 Bar Arrow Cattle Company....38 Bar IV Livestock.......................41 Bar T Bar Ranch, Inc................33 Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch....13, 28 Blackhawk Cattle Company....36 Boehler Gelbvieh......................39 Bow K Ranch............................33 Brandywine Farm.....................28 BV Ranch...................................28 Canadian GV Assn...................51 Canadian Ntl. Sale....................21 CattleMax Online.....................51 Cattlemen’s Connection.......3, 51 C-Bar Cattle Company............15 C-Cross Cattle Company....9, 41 Cedar Top Ranch............. IFC, 39 Chimney Butte Ranch..............28 Circle S Ranch...........................38 CJ&L Livestock.........................28 Clinch Mountain Gelbvieh......41 Cranview Gelbvieh...................28 Cunningham, Ronn.................51 Danell Diamond Six Ranch.....33 DDM Gelbvieh..........................36 Diamond L Farms....................35
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Double Bar H............................41 Dromgoole’s Heaven................35 Eagle Pass Ranch......................28 Ellison Gelbvieh & Angus Ranch.........................................28 Flying H Genetics............. 39, BC Gelbvieh Bull Barn...................51 Gelbvieh Media Productions..27 Gelbvieh Profit Partners..........49 GeneSeek...................................20 Goettlich Gelbvieh Ranch.......33 Golden Buckle Gelbvieh..........28 Green Hills Gelbvieh................41 GS Ridge Top Ranch................28 Gustin’s Diamond D Gelbvieh...28 Hampton Cattle Company......41 Harriman, Bob..........................38 Hart Farm Gelbvieh.................38 Hartland Farm..........................38 Hill Top Haven Farm...............41 Hodges Ranch...........................35 Hojer Gelbvieh Ranch..............29 J Bar M Gelbvieh......................38 Judd Ranch, Inc....................1, 38 KGA Pick of Herd Sale............32 Kicking Horse Ranch...............33 Kittle Gelbvieh Farms..............35 Knoll Crest Farm......................17 Lambert, Doak..........................51 Ledgerwood Gelbvieh..............33
LeDoux Ranch..........................38 Lemke Cattle.............................39 Leonhardt Cattle Company.....29 Linquist Farms..........................28 Little Windy Hill Farms.....41, 43 Lone Oak Gelbvieh...................28 Longleaf Station........................41 M&P Gelbvieh..........................39 M&W Farms.............................41 Maple Hill Farm........................36 Markes Family Farms...............35 Martens Gelbvieh.....................28 Martin Cattle Company...........35 Mattison Family Farm.............28 McCabe Cattle/Two Step Ranch.........................................28 McIntosh Farm.........................41 Middle Creek Farms................33 Miller Gelbvieh.........................35 Mitchell Marketing Service.....51 MLM Gelbvieh..........................39 Mulroy Farms............................38 National CUP Lab....................51 NS Ranch...................................35 Oregon Pride Gelbvieh............33 Plateau Gelbvieh.......................33 Pope Farms Gelbvieh...............39 Post Rock Cattle Company....7, 38 Prairie Gelbvieh Alliance.........37 Register Farms..........................41
Rocking GV Gelbvieh..............38 Rogers Valley Farm Gelbvieh...............................18, 38 Royal Western Gelbvieh..........52 Sawtooth Gelbvieh Cattle & Hay.............................................33 Schafer Farms, Inc....................28 Seedstock Plus Genetics..........51 Seedstock Plus...........................51 SEGA Gelbvieh.........................35 Spring Flood Ranch.................38 Stuecken Brothers.....................31 Swanson Cattle Company.......39 Swenson Gelbvieh....................28 Taubenheim Gelbvieh..............39 The 88 Ranch.............................38 Thorstenson Gelbvieh..............29 TJB Gelbvieh.............................33 Treble W Ranch........................41 Triple K Gelbvieh......................38 V&V Farms.................................5 Volek Ranch..............................29 Warner Beef Genetics .......... IBC White Oak Farms.....................38 Wildwood Acres.......................36 Wilkinson Gelbvieh.................33 Yoder’s Prairie Acres................36
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