2018 April-May Ohio Angus Newsletter

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Angus News & Notes April - May 2018


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2018 Ohio Angus Super Star Sale

High Selling Bull- Lot 9, a son of Deer Valley All In that was consigned by Egners Farms Angus, Shelby, OH and purchased by Ray & Kris Campbell; Beallsville, OH for $5,600

High Selling Female- Lot 53, a daughter of BR Blueblood 2104A that was consigned by HFS Angus, Radnor, OH and purchased by Peyton Hogg; Fredericktown, OH for $11,500

Sale Date: March 17, 2018 Sale Location: Ohio Beef Expo, Columbus, OH Auctioneer: Ron Kreis Sale Manager: Ohio Angus Association. High Selling Bulls Lot: Price: DOB: Seller: Buyer: 9 $5,600 12/5/16 Egner Farms Angus, Shelby, OH Ray & Kris Campbell, Beallsville, OH 4 $5,000 9/17/16 Dadosky Farm, Wheelersburg, OH M&T Cattle Com., Johnstown, OH 2 $4,000 9/2/16 Mollenkopf Cattle Com. E. Palestine, OH Robert Jarvis, Salem, OH 7 $3,900 10/11/16 Scioto Valley Angus, Mcarthur, OH Doans Farm, Marietta, OH 15 $3,600 1/15/17 Davis Farms, Kingston, OH Schetter Farms, Brighton, IL 18 $3,600 1/27/17 Rains Angus, Mercer, PA Kirk Dicke, New Breman, OH High Selling Open Heifers 53 $11,500 1/4/17 HFS Angus, Radnor, OH Peyton Hogg, Fredericktown, OH 60 $5,000 2/16/17 Exline Farms, Elizabeth, WV Tyler Shelton, Washington, WV 51 $4,000 1/2/17 MC Livestock, Greenville, VA Clarissa Kernan, Jerusalem, OH 66 $3,900 4/3/17 Trails End Farm, Belmont, OH Ronald Kelly, Bruceton Mills, WV 65 $3,900 4/1/17 Tyn Rhos Farm, Ironton, OH Vince Popplewell, Russell Springs, KY High Selling Bred Heifers 48 $4,700 10/2/16 MC Livestock, Greenville, VA Garrett Wells, Frankfort, OH 47 $3,100 9/21/16 Toussaint River Angus, Oak Harbor, OH Gahler & Draginic, Oak Harbor & South Solon, OH Lots: 39 Angus Bulls 4 Bred Heifers 1 Cow/Calf Pair 28 Open Heifers 5 Embryos Lots 77 Total Lots


$99,825 $13,650 $2,600 $79,800 $8,200 $204,075


$2,559 $3,412 $2,600 $2,850 $1,640 $2,650

Volume Buyer: Clarissa Kernan, Jerusalem, OH Cattle Sold Into: Ohio, Illinois, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Pennsylvania & Virginia

Thank You to the Ohio Angus Super Star Sale Buyers & Consignors, for making this years sale a huge success!

Secretary’s Corner

In This Issue... 2018 Ohio Angus Super Star Sale Results Secretary’s Corner Ohio Beef Expo Junior Show Results Ohio Beef Expo Youth Judging Contest Eastern Ohio Angus Spring Sale Report Partners in Performance Bull Sale Report Friend of Ohio Beef Expo Award Eastern Ohio Junior Angus Show Inf Ohio Beef Expo Breed Sale Reports Ohio State Fair Angus Show Info Nat’l Angus Convention Info Ohio Angus Preview Show Info Keri Felumlee earns Bronze Award Black Book order dealine approaching How fast do your cows shed winter coats? Calendar of Events Rebrand Amer. Angus Store launched

Ohio Angus Breeders, I’m sure like many of you I’m starting to wonder if this winter would ever give up! April was unusually damp and cool, delaying planting and spring turnout for many. But early May things finally started to change some and the forecast is looking more favorable. I hope you all are having a safe spring in the fields and are getting ready for hay season just around the bend. Despite the softer fat cattle and feeder cattle prices the demand for Angus genetics held strong through the spring. With most all of the spring Angus sales in Ohio and surrounding states seeing steady averages and grosses compared to recent years. I anticipate the demand for Angus based cows to hold through the fall. If you are interested in marketing females privately or through a fall consignment sale, give me a call to see how Ohio Angus can help you. Just around the corner will be the Ohio Junior Angus Association will be hosting the Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show on June 13-16 in Lima, OH. I encourge all Ohio Angus members to come to the show and help suppport the Juniors in hosting the show. The Ohio Angus Preview Show nwill be held in conjunction with the Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show. The Junior and Open Shows of the Preview will be show on Sunday, June 17. More details are included on the front page as well on the website at www.ohioangus.org. If you are interested in supporting the Preview Shows by purchasing a sponsorship, contact me to discuss options that are available. The Preview Show entry deadline is May 25th. The Saturday evening dinner will be held Ohio Angus Association. Looking ahead, the Ohio State Fair Angus shows will be held on July 27-29. To enter cattle into the shows, go to the Ohio State Fair website at www.ohiostatefair.com.

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2018 Ohio Angus Assoc. Officers President: Joe Sanders (419) 648-3233 sanders_skylight_farm@hotmail.com Vice President: Todd Raines (937) 217-0499 tmraines@agristar.net Chairman: Tim Harsh (740) 595-3543 hfsangus@hotmail.com Treasurer: Allen Gahler (419) 360-2091 gahler2@yahoo.com Secretary/Fieldman: Dan Wells (740) 505- 3843 danwells@ohioangus.org


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2018 Ohio Beef Expo Jr. Show Results

Grand Champion Female & Champion Angus Heifer Beef Expo Jr. ShowExhibited by Addison Jones, Allen County

3rd Overall Female & Reserve Angus Heifer Beef Expo Jr. ShowExhibited by Paige Pence, Clark County

Champion Angus Steer Beef Expo Jr. Show Exhibited by Carly Sanders, Highland County

Reserve Angus Steer Beef Expo Jr. ShowExhibited by Avery Wood, Clinton County

Champion Angus Heifer Best of the BuckeyeExhibited by Kelsey Shope, Scioto County

Champion Angus Steer Best of the BuckeyeExhibited by Erica Snook, Noble County

Reserve Champion Angus Heifer Best of the BuckeyeExhibited by Kathy Lehman, Richland County

Reserve Champion Angus Steer Best of the BuckeyeExhibited by Arica Hamilton, Preble County

2018 Ohio Beef Expo Jr. Show Results

3rd Overall Angus Steer Best of the BuckeyeExhibited by Christina Winter, Pickaway County

3rd Overall Angus Heifer Best of the BuckeyeExhibited by Beau Johnson, Gallia County

2018 Ohio Beef Expo Youth Judging Contest Winners

The Ohio Beef Expo’s judging contest was held on Youth Day, sponsored by Ohio Farm Bureau Federation, at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio on March 16. Over 450 youth participated in the contest, hosted by the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) and The Ohio State University Extension. Participants evaluated live cattle classes and were required to answer questions regarding those classes. Participants were divided into junior and senior divisions. Complete results from the contest can be found at www.ohiobeefexpo.com. This contest would not have been possible without the valued donations of contest sponsors. A lunch for the participants was prepared by the Wood County Beef Producers, who also donated the burgers. The top ten individual spots in the junior division were: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Beau Johnson, Gallia County Bryce Hines, Gallia County Karly Goetz, Wood County Hannah Lang, Wood County Kendall Davies, Wood County Brianna Blakely, Clermont County Luke Jennings, Clermont County Ethan Davies, Wood County Dena Wilson, Champaign County Levi Knopp, Jackson County

The top ten individual spots in the senior division were: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10.

Wally Minges, Butler County Emily Jennings, Pasco County, FL Gavin Puckett, Highland County Katelyn Cowdrey, Brown County Sydney Mazey, Wood County Ellie Kidwell, Knox County Alyssa Carter, Warren County Ashlyn O’Brien, Wood County Amber Storey, Sandusky County Allie Yoder, Champaign County

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Eastern Ohio Angus Spring Sale Report

Sale Date: April 7, 2018 Auctioneer: Ron Kries

High Selling Cows Lot: Price: DOB: 51+A $2,600 3/2/14 44+A $2,500 1/23/15 43+A $2,300 1/10/16 45+A $2,300 1/23/15 High Selling Open Heifers 3/13/17 38 $3,400 40 $3,000 3/6/17 High Selling Bulls 31 $4,500 2/24/17 29 $3,600 2/20/17 15 $3,200 8/26/16 20 $3,000 1/8/17 25 $3,000 1/19/17

Sale Location: Muskingum Livestock Company Sale Manager: Ohio Angus Association

Seller: Green Valley Angus, New Concord, OH Turkey Run Angus, Otway, OH Roads End Angus, Big Prairie, OH Turkey Run Angus, Otway, OH

Buyer: Jim Jepsen, Amanda, OH Jay Writsel, Orient, OH Frank RiHaley, Cadiz, OH Jay Writsel, Orient, OH

Rains Angus, Mercer, PA Indian Springs Farm, Cambridge, OH

Steve Davis, Newark, OH Jimmie Ramsay, Jacobsburg, OH

Rains Angus, Mercer, PA Wolf Run Farm, Navarre, OH Mt. Hope Farm, Avella, PA Paradise Cattle Co., Ashville, OH Turkey Run Angus, Otway, OH

Young Cattle Com., Belmont, OH Young Cattle Com., Belmont, OH Bob Sherby, Senecaville, OH Larry Tomcho, Cumberland, OH David Washburn, Guysville, OH

Lots: Gross: 28 Angus Bulls 7 Open Angus Heifers 18 Angus Pairs/Bred Cows 8 Commercial Females 61 Total Lots

$61,350 $13,150 $35,200 $14,150 $123,850

Average: $2,191 $1,878 $1,955 $1,768 $2,091

Partners in Performance Bull Sale Report

Sale Date: March 31, 2018 Auctioneer: Ron Kreis High Selling Angus Bulls Lot: Price: DOB: Sire: 13 $5,000 11/8/16 Connealy Utown 098E 16 $4,600 1/2/17 Connealy Confidence Plus 17 $4,500 1/8/17 Connealy Uptoen 098E 21 $4,000 8/19/16 Connealy Black Granite 1 $3,800 12/12/16 Barstow Bankroll B73 20 $3,800 8/28/16 AAR Ten X 7008 SA 7 $3,600 10/11/16 Connealy Uptown 098E 11 $3,600 1/6/17 EF Commando 1366 2 $3,500 12/14/16 Deer Valley All In Lots: 64 Angus Bulls 64 Total Bulls 11 Open Heifers 10 Bred Heifers 21 Total Female Lots 85 Total Lots


$163,650 $163,650 $17,825 $20,500 $38,325 $201,975

Sale Location: Muskingum Livestock, Zanesville, OH Sale Manager: Ohio Angus Association Buyer: Marvin Steed, St. Clairsville, OH Norman Miller, Mt.Vernon, OH James Robinson, Barnesville, OH Roberta Bates, Quaker City, OH D Noll Family Farms, Somerset, OH Corcoran Family Farms, Chillicothe, OH Marvin Steed, St. Clairsville, OH James Robinson, Barnesville, OH Dave O’Banion, Waynesville, OH



$2,577 $2,577 $1,620 $2,050 $1,825 $2,376

Volume Buyer: Jay Writsel, Orient, OH Cattle sold into: Ohio & West Virginia

Snook Named 2018 Friend of the Ohio Beef Expo

Nancy Snook, Noble County, was presented the 2018 Friend of the Expo award on March 16. Pictured left to right: Nancy Snook; Pam Haley, Ohio Beef Expo Co-Chair; and J.L. Draganic, Ohio Beef Expo Co-Chair.

The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA) awarded Nancy Snook, Caldwell, Ohio, with the Friend of the Expo Award at the Ohio Beef Expo, held March 16-18 at the Ohio Expo Center. Each year, dedicated volunteers spend countless hours ensuring the success of the Expo. In an effort to show OCA’s sincere appreciation for those who have dedicated themselves over the years, the Ohio Beef Expo Planning Committee presents the Friend of the Expo award to worthy recipients who have contributed to the success of the past 31 years of the Expo. Snook grew up on a family farm that raised registered Angus cattle. After showing in 4-H and

FFA for many years, she went on to start a career as a 4-H extension educator. Now, Snook is a 4-H extension educator in Noble County and teaches as one of Ohio’s most dedicated and interactive volunteers, specializing in her youth beef quality assurance (BQA) sessions. Snook’s family participated in the breed show and sale at the first Ohio Beef Expo in 1988. In the early 90s, Nancy was asked to join the junior show committee and help facilitate the judging contest. Today, Snook teaches youth BQA at the Expo and has been a mainstay since 2012. “It’s awesome to see kids get excited to learn about the beef industry. Nancy has executed fun, interactive, and highly educational BQA sessions to Ohio’s youth for several years. Her tireless planning and enthusiasm to go above and beyond are what make her such an asset to not only the Expo, but Ohio’s beef industry,” said Stephanie Sindel, OCA Director of Member Services and Youth Programs. All aspects of the Expo are appreciated by Snook. “I like that the trade show and youth activities have grown. With that happening the breed sales and shows are still the heart of the Expo. It is a whole weekend focused on the beef industry,” said Snook.

Eastern Ohio Angus Junior Show

Saturday, June 2nd, 2018 Muskingum County Fairgrounds, Zanesville, OH For details and entry form contact Nancy Snook: 740-581-0931 or snook.9@osu.edu Entry Deadline: May 25, 2018


Ohio Beef Expo Hosts Successful Sales The Ohio Beef Expo held March 16-18 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio hosted six breed sales, selling 374 live lots at an average price of $2,879 with a gross of $1,197,125. More than 30,000 cattle industry enthusiasts attended the 31st annual Expo, an event of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA). Individual breed sales results were as follows:

Live Lots

Sale Gross

Live Gross

Live Avg.

Gen. Gross Bull Avg.

Female Avg.

Angus 66 $204,075 $195,875 $2,968 $8,200 $2,560 $2911 Hereford 54 $163,375 $158,200 $2,930 $5,175 $3,367


Maine-Anjou 104 $321,650 $319,250 $3,108 $2,400 $3,427 $2,857 Red Angus 20 $46,250 $40,850 $2,043 $6,900 $2,625 $1,654 Shorthorn 46 $132,000 $123,050 $2,675 $8,950 $3,718 $2,347 Simmental 84 $329,775 $298,125 $3,549 $31,650 $3,669 $3,263 TOTAL


$1,197,125 $1,135,350 $2,879

2018 Angus Convention November 3-5 ANGUS SHOWS: July 27 - 29 (2nd Rotation)

Columbus Convention Center Columbus, Ohio

ENTRY FORM ONLINE: www.ohiostatefair.com

Registration and hotel blocks will open July 1, 2018 For more info go to: www.angusconvention.com



2018 Ohio Angus Preview Show

The Ohio Angus Preview Show will be held June 17th at the Allen County Fairgrounds in Lima, OH. The Preview will held on Sunday only as being held in conjunction with the ERJAS. The Junior and Open Shows will show concurrently and to one judge. All cattle must be checked in by 5 P.M. on Saturday, June 16, Detailed schedule and entry information at www.ohioangus.org Lodging information FAIRGROUNDS CAMPSITES:

SHOW HEADQUARTERS: Howard Johnson 1920 Roschman Avenue Lima, OH 45804 419-222-0004 Rate: $99 plus taxes Block is held until May 31, 2018

• $25/Night • More details call Allen Co. Fair 419-228-7141


Hampton Inn Lima 419-225-8300 Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Lima 419-879-4000 Country Inn & Suites Lima 419-999-9992

June 17, 2018


Hosted by Ohio Angus Assoc. at the Allen Co. Fairgrounds, Lima, OH

For $50, sponsorship will include:

Entries must be made by May 25th

* Business card ad in the Preview Show program * listing in the Ohio Angus Newsletter * listing in the Ohio Angus Directory * show day announcements about your farm / business * Award banner sponsors also available

• Cattle may arrive after 8:00 a.m. Saturday, June 16 if not already participating in the ERJAS. • Barn bedding will be in place. • Tie-outs in designated areas, provide own bedding • Show supplies will be available • Saturday evening dinner sponsored by Ohio Angus Association

Deadline to submit business card or other information for sponsorships is June 5th Submit to Dan Wells at danwells@ohioangus.org or call 740-505-3843 to discuss details.



2018 Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show; Hosted by Ohio Junior Angus Association


8:00 a.m. ......................Ohio Angus Preview Show cattle not already showing at ERJAS can start arriving to fairgrounds 9:00 a.m........................Eastern Regional Jr. Show Continues 5:00 p.m........................Ohio Angus Preview Check In and Arrival deadline 6:00 p.m........................Ohio Angus Preview Dinner at Fairgrounds 7:30 p.m........................Ohio Angus Board Meeting

SUNDAY, JUNE 17, 2018

9:00 a.m..........................Ohio Angus & Ohio Junior Angus Preview Shows

Judge: Matt Kleski (Both shows held concurrently) Show Order: Junior Showmanship - Angus Heifers Angus Steers - Angus Cow-Calf Pairs & Angus Bulls

Plan to Attend: Ohio Angus Preview Dinner!! Saturday evening at the Fairgrounds!! -9-

Keri Felumlee Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards Keri Felumlee, Newark, Ohio, has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, education and events director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo. The 17-year-old daughter of Dawn and David Felumlee attends Licking Valley High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Ohio Junior Angus Association, where she serves as vice president. She has participated in regional and national shows. At the 2014 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Keri participated in the mentoring program. She has consigned cattle in the Ohio Angus Superstar Sale and the Partners in Performance Sales. The Bronze and Silver awards are the first two levels of the NJAA Recognition Program that began in 1972. Junior Angus breeders must apply for the awards, then meet point requirements in many areas of participation before receiving the honors. Applicants are evaluated in areas of junior Angus association activities and leadership, participation in showmanship, contests and shows, using performance testing to improve their herd and their progress in producing and merchandising Angus cattle. The NJAA promotes the involvement of young people in raising Angus cattle, while also providing leadership and self-development opportunities for the nearly 6,000 active members nationwide.

The Cattlemen’s Black Book

with both registered and commercial producers of all sizes.” The 2019 books are available in any quantity for $3.25 each and can be customized, free of charge, with purchases of 100 or more. Customized orders may include the operation’s logo and contact information foil stamped onto the back cover, while standard orders feature the Association’s logo. Orders must be placed no later than July 31 and customized orders should be proofed prior to sending in the information. The black books are a way for commercial cattle producers to collect the information they need for verification programs such as AngusSource or enrolling in marketing programs like AngusLink. Angus seedstock producers find the black book helpful to record information to submit to the Association office. The books include sections for recording pasture usage, calf information, AI breeding records, supplement and cattle treatment records, in addition to a section for notes and a yearly calendar. All of the information contained in the black books makes them an easy choice for Angus producers wanting to improve their herds: “Cattle records are critical when it comes to making data-driven decisions to improve overall herd profitability,” Gottswiller says. “Place your order today to ensure timely delivery this fall.” Books will be shipped on or around the week of October 15 ― just in time to distribute to customers during the fall marketing and holiday seasons. To place orders, contact the AngusSource department at 816-383-5100 or email blackbooks@ angus.org. “The books are a great way to advertise an operation 365 days a year,” Gottswiller says. “They are a simple promotion that can be handed out to customers throughout the entire year, on the ranch or at shows and conventions.”

Orders are now being accepted for 2019 Angus Black Book calving books. For years, Angus producers from across the country have kept herd records using the pocketsized Angus black books. Stacks of the books, some dating back more than 30 years, contain handwritten information about the producer’s cattle, memories of where their operations have been and where they are today. Every detail counts when it comes to managing a profitable herd, and the American Angus Association® is now accepting orders for the 2019 edition of the black book. “Black books can be the most cost-effective herd management system for your operation,” says Ginette Gottswiller, Association director of commercial programs. “They are a popular item - 10 -

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Cows & Heifers FOR SALE

How fast do your cows shed winter hair? It matters

one that retains their winter coat even in the heat of mid-summer.

How quickly your cows shed makes a big difference in how well they do during the summer, and not just in fescue country. -Courtesy of University of Missouri Extension How quickly your cows slick off in the spring has implications, and not just the opportunity for your neighbors to jab you about how scroungy they look. Early shedders wean heavier calves, suffer less heat stress, tend to breed back more readily and are more attractive to look at than animals that retain their winter coat all summer. “Hair shedding is around 0.35% heritable. That means you can select cattle that shed off more quickly than others,” says Eldon Cole, livestock specialist with University of Missouri Extension. May is a good time to score your cow herd for hair shedding, he adds. That’s particularly true for cattle producers in fescue country as warm weather sets in and the threat of fescue toxicosis comes with it. “One practice that may help your cattle’s performance on ‘hot’ fescue is to observe your herd for quick shedding animals,” Cole says. A scorecard on each animal can be made on a 1 to 5 basis. Each April or May, simply observe each of your breeding females for completeness of hair shedding. A score of 1 is an animal that is completely shed off; their coat is sleek and shiny with even hair on the lower part of the body gone. each of your breeding females for completeness of hair shedding.

This cow is a typical 4 hair score. This picture was taken in late May.

“You will be surprised at the variation you find within your herd for shedding. As you work toward a more productive cowherd, use shedding along with growth, performance, carcass EPD’s,” says Cole. “We do not have a hair shedding EPD yet, but someday we might.” Cole says it is important to note that besides genetic differences; age, nutrition and season of calving can all affect shedding status. “Some slow shedders may still calve on a regular basis and wean above average weight calves and vice versa. If that’s the case, I will hold on to them as long as they perform well,” said Cole.

Advertise Your Farm Here! Purchase a Newsletter Business Card ad today! And get year round advertising for only $200! That works out to only $17/per month to ensure your Farm & Contact Info is in front of your potential cliente at all time! Call Dan today at 740-505-3843 for more info! This cow is a 1 on hair score. The picture was taken in the same pasture as the 4 hair score cow, also in late May.

A score of 2 is given to animals with about 75% of their hair shed off. Most of the hair on the upper part of their body will be gone. The 3’s have shed about 50% of their hair and a 4 will only have shed 25% of their winter coat. Finally, a 5 score is - 11 -

May 25-27 May 25 June 2 June 13-16 June 17

Ohio Angus Calender of Events

Atlantic National Angus Show, Timonium, MD Entry Deadline Ohio Angus Preview Eastern Ohio District Jr. Angus Show, Zanesville, OH Eastern Regional Jr. Angus Show, Lima, OH Ohio Angus Preview Show, Lima, OH

Ohio Angus Association Dan Wells, Secretary/Fieldman 12620 Westfall Rd. Frankfort, OH 45628

July 7-13 July 15 July 24 July 27 - 29 August 2-5

National Jr. Angus Show, Madison, WI North Central District Show, Bucyrus, OH Black Swamp District Show, Tiffin, OH Ohio State Fair Angus Shows, Columbus, OH LEAD Conference, Billings, MT


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