Ohio Angus Newsletter April 2013
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Ohio Angus Super Star Sale Report
High Selling Bull- Lot 18, a high $B son of Connealy Tobin 8400 was consigned by Way View Cattle Co. LLC, Hebron, OH and selected by Brent Staten, Carthage, IN for $8,200
High Selling Female- Lot 37, a fancy daughter of Connealy Confidence 0100 that was consigned by Way View Cattle Co. LLC, Hebron, OH and purchased by Hildreth Show Calves, Sycamore, PA for $5,200
Sale Date: March 16, 2013 Sale Location: Ohio Beef Expo, Columbus, OH Auctioneer: Ron Kreis Sale Manager: Ohio Angus Association. High Selling Bulls Lot: Price: DOB: Seller: Buyer: 18 $8,200 2/14/12 Wayview Cattle Com., Hebron, OH Brent Staten, Carthage, IN 4 $5,000 4/11/11 Rains Angus, Mercer, PA Eldon, Martin, Cumberland, OH 12 $5,000 1/11/12 Kingsway Angus, Tiffin, OH George Duvall & Sons, Barnesville, OH 20 $5,000 2/16/12 Rains Angus, Mercer, PA Mark Ault, Chillicothe, OH 28 $4,600 3/16/12 Kingsway Angus, Tiffin, OH Richard Pryor, Barnesville, OH High Selling Open Heifers 37 $5,200 1/18/12 38 $3,600 1/31/12 47 $3,150 4/10/12
Wayview Cattle Com., Hebron, OH Atterholt Farms, Jeromesville, OH Kingsway Angus, Tiffin, OH
High Selling Bred Heifers 34 $4,850 11/7/11 Creek Side Farm, Coldwater, OH 32 $4,700 10/15/11 Kasler Cattle Co., Millfield, OH 30 $4,500 4/1/11 HFS Angus, Radnor, OH Lots: 24 Bulls 26 Females 3 Genetic Lots 53 Total Lots
ErErR Hill Farms, Friedens, PA Hildreth Show Calves, Sycamore, PA Josh Long, Beverly, OH
Average: $83,900 $76,300 $7,100 $167,300
Hildreth Show Calves, Sycamore, PA Josh Long, Beverly, OH Wildwood Legacy Farm, Creston, OH
$3,495 $2,934 $2,366 $3,156
Volume Buyer: Ohio Dept. Rehabilitation & Corrections Cattle Sold Into: Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana & West Virginia
Thank You to the Ohio Angus Super Star Sale Buyers & Consignors, for making this years sale a huge success!
In This Issue...
Ohio Angus Breeders, April is here, while it still doesn’t quite feel like it. However we are getting ever closer to green grass and spring turnout. April will continue to be a busy month throughout the state with several Angus sales scheduled. On April 6th, the Eastern Ohio Angus Association, Turkey Run Angus and Burgett Angus will be holding sales. Then on April 13th the Ohio Cattleman’s Seedstock Improvement Sale will be held featuring many Ohio Angus members bulls and finally on April 14 Champion Hill will hold their Spring Production Sale. At the Ohio Beef Expo, the Ohio Angus Super Star was a huge success setting a new record high Angus average price of $3,156 on 53 Lots; and the high sale average among all breed represented. 24 Angus bulls averaged $3,495 and 26 Angus females averaged $2,934. I would like to thank all the buyers and sellers for making this year’s sale such a huge success. Before we know it, the Ohio Angus Preview Show will be here. Hotel information is available in this issue, and more detailed information and the entry forms will be posted on the Ohio Angus website in later April. The entry deadline will be May 24th.
Ohio Angu Super Star Sale Report Secretary’s Corner Industry News & Notes Maplecrest Bull Sale Report Industry News & Notes New York Angus Female Sale Ad Ohio Auxiliary Embryo Raffle Ohio Cattleman’s Seedstock Sale Ad 2013 MAJAC Show Results Ohio Angus Preview Show Info Eastern Ohio Jr. District Show Info Private-Treaty Marketplace Ohio Beef Expo Breed Sale Results Work Land & Cattle Sale Ad Calendar of Events Strayer Angus Production Sale Ad
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President: Kelvin Egner (419) 295-6089 email@example.com Vice President: Tim Harsh (740) 595-3543 firstname.lastname@example.org Chairman: Dave Felumlee (740) 763-4616 email@example.com Treasurer: Allen Gahler (419) 360-2091 firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary/Fieldman: Dan Wells (740) 505- 3843 email@example.com
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Industry News & Notes Bull Buyers Select for Profitability Traits
By Frank Wardynski, Michigan State University Extension
Beef cow-calf producers should prioritize the traits that are most important to profitability on their particular operation. Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) is the most widely used indicator of genetic merit for most breeds. Most commonly used EPDs fall into the category of growth, maternal ability or carcass quality. Growth EPDs, such as weaning weight and yearling weight, are important economic traits. Cattle growth performance is an important economic performance indicator. Cattle that do not grow and perform well are not usually profitable. Producers should select bulls with good growth performance; however, care needs to be taken to select animals that are not too large in their frame size. Yearling weight is positively correlated with frame score; consequently, frame score and mature weight of the cow herd can become too large by selecting for growth EPDs alone and drive up feed requirements. Birth weight and calving ease are important traits to consider. Calf survival is a critical indictor of cow-calf profitability. Calves with a difficult birth are more likely to die during parturition or soon after. Cows that have difficulties delivering a calf are less likely to rebreed during the subsequent breeding season. Selecting for low birth weight and calving ease will improve weaning and breeding percentages and help keep frame score and mature weight in check. However, continual selection for
low birth weight or calving ease alone may result in cattle lacking in growth and mature size. Producers should look for bulls with growth EPDs that are in an upper percentile of the breed, while also selecting bulls with lower birth weights and greater calving ease numbers. Selection in this manner will allow for adequate growth of calves and moderate mature size of cows. Remember, selection for extremes is seldom a preferred genetic selection method and a balanced approach is almost always the best. Producers should pay special attention to maternal milking ability. Selecting for greater milking ability will also result in greater nutrient requirements of lactating cows. If feed resources do not support the increase of feed needs, cows may lose body weight and condition which can result in poor conception rates. Producers need to select bulls that will produce replacement females with milking ability that matches their feed resources. Carcass merit can be an important economic trait. Producers that retain ownership or have been able to market calves based on their carcass quality should pay particular attention to carcass traits such as marbling, rib-eye area, carcass weight and yield grade. Cattle that are selected based on carcass merit offer opportunities to improve profitability by marketing finished cattle when sold directly to packers with prices based on carcass quality. Producers should take a balanced approach to selecting multiple traits and seek bulls moderately above breed average with emphasis on the traits most important to an individual operation. Beef cow-calf producers should select bulls for traits important to achieve profitability.
Maplecrest Farms Bull Sale Report Sale Date: March 11, 2013 Auctioneer: Ron Kreis High Selling Angus Bulls Lot: Price: DOB: Sire: 1 $6,500 8/4/11 GAR Predestined 2 $4,250 8/10/11 Summitcrest Complete 1P55 8 $4,100 9/17/12 Coleman Regis 904 19 $3,900 3/21/11 GAR MC Bextor J8009 High Selling Sim-Angus Bulls 10 $6,000 9/13/11 11 $4,000 9/1/11 43 $3,600 9/7/11 41 $3,200 8/27/11 Lots: 30 Angus Bulls 17 Sim-Angus Bulls 47 Total Lots
Sale Location: Union Stockyards, Hillsboro, OH Sale Manager: Maplecrest Farms Buyer: Windy Brick Farm, Hillsboro, OH Corcoran Farms, Chillicothe, OH David Verhoff, Sommerville, OH Michael Stevens, Oak Hill, OH
WAGR Dream Catcher 03R HTP SVF In Dew Time SS Ebonys Grandmaster SS Ebonys Grandmaster
J.D. Cunningham, Smithville, W.V J&K Gott Farms, Wellington, OH Skid Montgomery, Piketon, OH Jerry McMahan, Marion, OH
Average: $94,300 $52,258 $146,558
$3,143 $3,074 $3,118
Industry News & Notes Taste is king for beef consumers By Katrina Huffstutler Despite tighter budgets and busier lives, it’s not price or convenience that tops the list for deciding whether to buy beef — it’s taste. The most recent Consumer Beef Index, based on a Beef Checkoffsponsored survey, showed an impressive 88% of consumers polled said when choosing between beef, chicken, pork and fish, a great tasting product was very or extremely important. Mark McCully, vice president of production for Certified Angus Beef LLC, said that’s good news for cattle producers. “Not only is beef already America’s favorite protein,” he said at the recent Illinois Cattle Feeders Meeting in Oregon, Ill. “But we know what it takes to make sure consumers get the consistently delicious product they expect.” He explained that the characteristics of beef that affect palatability are flavor, juiciness and tenderness, and those are primarily reflected in the USDA quality grade of each carcass. The main difference between a Select, Choice or Prime stamp comes down to marbling, which is a highly heritable trait. “That’s why it’s so important to stay focused on increasing marbling in our cattle,” McCully said. “It’s still our best strategy to meeting consumer demands for our end product.” Management factors like health, pre-feedlot nutrition, disposition, the use of growth technologies and days on feed also affect quality grade, he said, so utilizing best practices throughout the animal’s lifecycle is another way to increase the odds of a favorable rating. The annual Power of Meat survey released in February identified some notable trends in meat preparation. McCully said 65% of consumers surveyed cook beef at home once to three times per week. Beef was only slightly edged out by chicken in the frequency category. While slightly fewer home cooks are incorporating meat into their meals three times per week or more (69%, down from 74% in 2012), he said the lower number likely reflects fewer meals
being cooked at home overall. “Regardless,” he said, “cattlemen need to stay focused on making sure those beef meals, whether served once or seven times a week, are a great experience every time.” He said where consumers get their preparation advice is also changing, at least among the younger crowd. While 50% of home cooks 65 and older still consult an old-fashioned cookbook, overall people are turning to the Web, using online recipes, food manufacturer sites and YouTube. That increased media presence brings not only answers, but questions, too. Today’s informationdriven consumer wants a myriad of details before they make any meat purchase. Is it safe? Wholesome? Fresh? Local? How were the live animals handled? Were Beef Quality Assurance principles adhered to? What about hormones and antibiotics? How was the meat handled and packaged? Many challenges lie ahead in the beef industry, but with them come opportunities. And as long as producers strive to raise better quality cattle, McCully said, they’ll be armed to face those challenges head-on — and make sure their product ends up on dinner tables across the country several times each week.
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Don & Mida Peterson Phone (304) 269-3877 E-mail: email@example.com
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THE OLDEST, MOST CONTINUOUS ANGUS SALE
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District Sales Manager 4313 Mechanicsburg Rd. Wooster, OH 44691 330.345.1328 * Cell 330.465.1515
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Kelvin & Jackie Egner Kelvin, Jackie, Christina Egner Shawn Howell Christina & Shawn Howell
Dave Long, Pres. 513-383-4077 Dan Brosey, V.P. 513-315-6894 Christy Campbell, Sec./Tres. 937-533-7051
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Embryo Raffle THANK YOU to everyone that supported the Embryo Raffle, including the embryos donors and everyone that purchased tickets
Raffle Winners: 1: Jamie King
2: Eldon Krebs
4: Sarah Miller
- Bulls have complete
3: Scott Foster
5: Kelvin Egner
Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s
& current Expected Progeny Differences and sell based on an EPD grading system - All bulls have passed a breeding soundness exam and completed a vaccination program - Bulls will carry a certificate of veterinary inspection and be negative for TB and Brucellosis
Seedstock Improvement Sale
- All bulls are required to be tested for Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) persistent infection (PI) status
Catalog available at www.ohiocattle.org
Saturday, April 13, 2013 - Noon
Union Stock Yards | Hillsboro | 937.393.1958 Auctioneer: Gene Steiner
Selling 44 Bulls 1-2 Yrs of Age of the following breeds:
Angus - Hereford - Sim-Angus Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Purchase Quality Bulls! For more information or a sale catalog: Ohio Cattlemen’s Association email@example.com 614.873.6736
Juniors Lead Angus Champions at 2013 MAJAC
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Junior Angus exhibitors led 213 entries at the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Junior Angus Classic (MAJAC) Regional Preview Show, March 9-10 in Harrisonburg, Va. Ernie Wallace, Stotts City, Mo., evaluated the 106 owned females, 51 bred-and-owned females, 37 steers, 8 bred-and-owned steers, 8 bred-and-owned bulls, three cow-calf pairs and 81 Angus-based crossbred steers.
Managing Partner Three Oaks Farm, 33009 Yellow Creek Road Summitville, OH 43962 330.223.1872 fax: 330.223.2215 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com
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Partner 38100 Jackson Road Moreland Hills, OH 44022 daytime: 216.445.4836 home: 440.247.7916 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
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Quality Seed Stock Angus
Registered Angus Cattle Hay & Straw - Large and small squares Freezer beef
Allen Gahler 641 N. Elliston Trowbridge Rd. Graytown, OH 43432 (419) 350-2091 email@example.com
Bred-and-owned Reserve Junior Champion Heifer :
HFS Emma 224 won bred-and-owned reserve junior champion heifer at 2013 Mid-Atlantic Junior Angus Classic (MAJAC) Regional Preview Show, March 9-10 in Harrisonburg, Va. William Harsh, Radnor, Ohio, owns the winning heifer. Photo by Shelia Stannard, American Angus Association.
Brice Gahler 1618 N. Elliston Trowbridge Rd. Graytown, OH 43432 (419) 552-0169 firstname.lastname@example.org
John King & Family 3735 N. Twp Rd. 111 Home (419) 937-1864 Tiffin, Ohio 44883-9353 John Cell (419) 937-4148 email@example.com
Way-View Cattle Co. LLC Owned Reserve Senior Champion Female:
Performance Tested Angus Bulls For SAle
Champion Hill Shadoe 8107 won owned reserve senior champion female at 2013 Mid-Atlantic Junior Angus Classic (MAJAC) Regional Preview Show, March 9-10 in Harrisonburg, Va. Kaitlyn Clarke, West Chester, Ohio, owns the winning female. Photo by Shelia Stannard, American Angus Association.
Fred M. Penick
3264 Refugee Rd. Hebron, OH 43025
Home (740) 404-1832 Fax (740) 928-3912
2013 Ohio Angus Preview Show The 2013 Ohio Angus Preview Show will be hosted by the Eastern Ohio Angus Association and held June 8-9 at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds in Zanesville, OH. The Preview will once again take place on a Saturday/Sunday format, with Jr. show to be held on Saturday, and Open show on Sunday. Jr. cattle must be checked in by 5 p.m. on Friday, June 7, and open show only cattle must be checked in by 12 noon on Saturday, June 8. Detailed schedule and entry information will be available in later April via www.ohioangus.org and in the May Ohio Angus Newsletter.
Entry Deadline: May 25th, 2013 Entry Form: Available on or before April 15th at www.ohioangus.org
Headquarters: Comfort Inn Zanesville, OH 43701 740-454-4144 Make your own reservation by asking for the Ohio Angus block of 20 rooms. $90/night for 2 double beds. Indoor pool too! Room block held until May 24th!
Eastern Ohio Angus Jr. & Open District Angus Show Saturday â€˘ June 1st Muskingum County Fairgrounds Zanesville, OH 10:00 a.m. Contact Gail Deitrick for entry forms: 740-674-4610 firstname.lastname@example.org
Other area Hotels: Holiday Inn Express Fairfield Inn Baymont Inn Super 8 (west of town)
Private Treaty Marketplace If you are looking to purchase or sell: Cattle, Semen & Embryos, Livestock Equipment, Farm Equipment and etc. Call or email Dan today to get more information about listing your items in the NEW Private Treaty Marketplace! Each member of Ohio Angus is eligible for 1 Free Classifield Ad each Year.
Contact Dan at: email@example.com 740-505-3843 -9-
Ohio Beef Expo Hosts Successful Sale (MARYSVILLE, Ohio) The Ohio Beef Expo held March 15-17 at the Ohio Expo Center in Columbus, Ohio hosted seven breed sales, selling 359 lots at an average price of $3,004 with a gross of $1,078,765. More than 30,000 cattle industry enthusiasts attended the 26th annual Expo, an event of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association (OCA). Individual breed sales results were as follows: Lots Angus 53 Chianina 26 Hereford 72 Limousin 17 Maine 74 Shorthorn 72 Simmental 70 TOTAL 384
Sale Gross $167,300 $74,250 $141,325 $43,650 $226,425 $216,840 $208,975 $1,078,765
Total Avg. $3,156 $2,855 $1,962 $2,568 $3,060 $3,012 $2,985 $2,809
Live Avg. $3,204 $2,855 $2,529 $2,568 $3,139 $2,968 $2,943
Genetic Avg. Bull Avg. $2,366 $3,495 N/A $2,735 $382 $2,295 N/A $2,340 $1,175 $3,056 $2,094 $3,573 $1,590 $2,947
Female Avg. $2,934 $2,962 $2,583 $2,982 $3,260 $2,652 $2,940
For More Information: Julie White, Director of Communications 614-873-6736 or firstname.lastname@example.org The OCA is an affiliate of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and is the state’s spokesperson and issues manager for all segments of the beef cattle industry including cattle breeders, producers and feeders. It is the grass roots policy development organization for the beef business. Through the OCA, cattle producers work to create a positive business environment, while providing consumers with a safe and wholesome product.
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Jim, Sharon, Christina, & Caroline Winter 5839 Ashville-Fairfield Road Ashville, Ohio 43103
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Derek & Jennifer Bankey 7411 Milton Rd., Custar, OH 43511 Derek (C): 419-308-8627 firstname.lastname@example.org www.bankeyregisteredangus.com
Cows & Heifers FOR SALE
PAUL H. HILL
11503 State Rd. 554 Bidwell, OH 45614 740-367-7021
Jon Davis * 740-446-2127
FAX: 740-367-7937 * www.championhillangus.com Email: email@example.com
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Angus Production Sale 50 Females and 20 Bulls Sell MAY 5, 2013 at the farm, Smock, PA WLC Lucy 0732 2001 Supreme Champion Heifer 2013 PA Farm Show. Show heifers like her are being offered!
2 Work Parkway • Uniontown, PA 15401 firstname.lastname@example.org • www.workcattle.com BC 110 Pure Pride's Mr B 422
BC Mr Beef 2231 x OCC Doctor 940D SHE SELLS with her heifer calf by SAV 004 Density 4336 and other offspring by SAV Mustang 9134, Connealy Right Answer 746, & SAV 004 Density 4336. From the same family as BC Matrix & BC Eagle Eye
Bill & Billy Work Bob & Pam Work: 724-438-1703 Keith & Linda Rooker: 412-691-4913 Kevin Rooker: 724-322-1576
Circle S Eisa Erica 4079
21AR Sara E802
BCC Bushwacker 41-93 x Sitz Traveler 8180 Yearlings sell sired by SAV Bismarck 5682 and Hoover Dam. E802 is best known as the dam of the ABS sire 21AR Outfitter.
Hyline Right Time 338 x Rito 6I6 Offering granddaughters and grandsons by SAV 004 Density 4336, SAV Final Answer 0035, S AV Pioneer 7301, from Eisa Erica 9333 sired by Net Present Value.
April 6 April 6 April 6 April 13 April 14 April 15 May 25
Ohio Angus Calender of Events
Eastern Ohio Angus Spring Sale Burgett Angus Bull Sale Turkey Run Angus Production Sale OCA Seedstock Improvement Sale Champion Hill Spring Production Sale Ohio Angus Preview Entry Form Posted Entry Deadline Ohio Angus Preview Show
Ohio Angus Association Dan Wells, Secretary/Fieldman 625 Cattail Rd. Chillicothe, OH 45601
June 7-9 June 21-23 July 5-11 July 26-29
DATED MATERIAL DO NOT DELAY
Return Service Requested
William C. Strayer
Ohio Angus Preview Show Eastern Regional Jr. Angus Show National Junior Angus Show Ohio State Fair Angus Shows
Strayer Angus Farms would like to thank everyone for their attendance and support at our 13th Annual Production Sale! Cattle sold into Nebraska, Iowa, Pennsylvania, Indiana, West Virginia & Ohio!
Brent L. English
10270 Zion Church Rd Elida, OH 45807 9859 Zion Church Rd. Elida, OH 45807 “The Practical Program” 419.230.7951 email@example.com 419.339.4845 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ohio Angus Newsletter April 2013