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Ohio Angus Newsletter January 2013 www.ohioangus.org

2013 Ohio Angus Annual Meeting & Banquet Saturday; February 2nd, 2013 Der Dutchman Restaurant; Plain City, OH SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:

4 p.m.

Ohio Angus Annual Meetings -Ohio Angus Annual Meeting: Select Sires Killgren Center Meeting Room -Ohio Jr. Angus Annual Meeting: Ohio Cattleman’s Association Board Room -Ohio Angus Auxiliary Annual Meeting: Select Sires Killgren Center

5 p.m.

Doors Open, Der Dutchman Restaurant Banquet Room

6 p.m. Ohio Angus Annual Banquet, Awards Program & 2013 Directory Auction: Der Dutchman Restaurant Banquet Room

MAP & GPS Addresses: Select Sires Killgren Center 11740 U.S. 42 N. Plain City, OH 43064

Ohio Cattleman’s Association 10600 U.S. Highway 42 Marysville, OH 43040

Der Dutchman Restaurant 445 S. Jefferson Route 42 Plain City, OH 43064


42 Plain City


Der Dutchman


Secretary’s Corner

In This Issue...

Ohio Angus Breeders,

Ohio Angus Annual Meeting & Banquet Secretary’s Corner Angus Super Star Sale Ad 2013 Ohio Angus Handbook Advertising Industry News & Notes Kingsway Angus Ad Industry News & Notes Ohio Angus Auxiliary Embryo Raffle Ohio Angus Auxiliary Scholarships Info Ohio Angus Queen Application Info OCA Seedstock Improvement Sale NCBA An. Convention & Trade Show Calendar of Events Consumer Confidence Bull Sale ad

I hope everyone had a jealous New Year’s and is getting along well with spring calving if you have started already. It never fails in Ohio, after one of the driest years in history, the mud always shows back up during calving season! Quick reminder, The Ohio Angus Annual Meeting & Banquet will be held on February 2nd at The Der Dutchman Restaurant in Plain City, OH. The annual meetings will be held prior to the Banquet and hosted at the Select Sires Killgren Center and the Ohio Cattleman’s office. If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, there is still time but I need to know your intentions ASAP! At the Annual Banquet, we will be holding our Annual Directory page auction, selling many the premier placement and full color pages. If you are interested in purchasing a premier page, but are unable to attend the banquet, please let me know. Finally, interest has been great from potential consignors to the Angus Super Star Sale at the Ohio Beef Expo. And it looks like we will once again have a tremendous sale offering. More information on the sale can be found on page 3 of this newsletter, while the catalog will be posted at www.ohioangus.org in mid to late February upon completion.

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President: Dave Felumlee (740) 763-4616 dfelumlee@windstream.net Vice President: Kelvin Egner (419) 295-6089 kjegner@hotmail.com Chairman: Bob Deitrick (740) 674-4610 ghdeitrick@yahoo.com Treasurer: Bill Levering (740) 694-6078 bill@skyhighfarmscattle.com Secretary/Fieldman: Dan Wells (740) 505- 3843 danwells@ohioangus.org

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2013 Ohio Angus Super Star Sale Ohio Beef Expo - Ohio State Fairgrounds, Columbus, Ohio

Saturday • March 16, 2013 • 12 Noon Offering an elite set of Herd Bull Prospects, Show Heifers & Bred Females like these high sellers in the 2012 sale!

2012 High Selling Female- Lot 40, a fancy daughter of Sitz Dash 10277 that was consigned by Rains Angus, Mercer, PA and purchased by Drew Wagner, Marietta, OH for $5,000


Kingsway Angus HFS Angus Paradise Cattle Com. Creek Side Farms Rains Angus Kasler Cattle Com. Gahler Farms Atterholt Farms DC Angus Ohio State University Mansfield Correctional Institute Pebblecreek Angus Miller Family Angus Thornbrook Farm Shale Ridge Farm Gough Farms Cranmer Farms Shawnee Farm McConnel Creek Cattle Egner Farms Angus Luckey Lane Angus Stanleyville Cattle Com.

For more information or to request a sale book contact: Dan Wells 740-505-3843 or danwells@ohioangus.org

2012 High Selling Bull- Lot 20, a powerful son of BR Midland was consigned by Kingsway Angus, Tiffin, OH and selected by Don Schaeffer, Sandusky, OH for $5,300


Reserve Your Ad Today! 2013 Ohio Angus Association Membership Directory & Handbook • Membership directory with Ohio Angus Association, Jr. Association, and Ladies Auxiliary information, show and sale info, calendar, breeder tools, activity results and photos, and advertisements • Published annually in March. Mailed directly to all members and advertisers. • Additional copies distributed throughout Ohio and surrounding states at shows, sales, and industry events (2000+ copies published) • Ad design services are available, additional charges apply Pricing Specifications Black/white Full Color live area bleed full page $225 $385 5.5 x 8.5 1/8 in. (.125) 1/2 page $130 $225 5.5 x 4.25 1/8 in. (.125) 11% discount for ads received by deadline in copy ready (PDF) format Ads should be submitted in high resolution (300dpi) PDF.

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• Premium pages / buyers choice page selection to be sold at auction, Saturday, February 2, 2013 at Ohio Angus annual banquet • Confidential bids will be accepted if you cannot attend auction - minimum bid $250 • Auction purchased ads include ad placement, design/layout, and color charges with no additional fees • Full color pages are limited availability and usually sell out at auction • February 8 - Deadline to reserve ad space • February 15 - Deadline for plans and materials to be submitted for Ad design / layout assistance • February 17 - Copy ready (PDF) ad deadline

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For more information, or to reserve an ad space contact: Ohio Angus Association Dan Wells, Sec./Fieldman 740-505-3843 danwells@ohioangus.org

Industry News & Notes

William Harsh Earns Junior Bronze and Silver Awards

George Wallace April 15, 1937 - January 4, 2013

William Harsh, Radnor, Ohio, has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Robin Ruff, junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo. The 17-year-old son of Tim and Elizabeth Harsh attends Buckeye Valley High School and is a member of the NJAA and the Ohio Junior Angus Association where he has served as vice president and currently serves as reporter. He has participated in local, state, regional and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), William participated in the quiz bowl, and public and extemporaneous speaking contests. He was a participant in the All-American Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) Cook-Off and the mentoring program. William also attended the Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conferences in 2011 and 2012 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.

George W. Wallace, 75, of Burgoon, Ohio, passed away, Friday evening, January 4, 2013 at the Countryside Continuing Care Center in Fremont. He was born on April 15, 1937 in Scotch Ridge, OH to the now deceased Ralph and Marguerite (March) Wallace. After graduating from Webster High School, he obtained his bachelors’ degree from The Ohio State University, majoring in Animal Science and Agricultural Education and a member of the Delta Theta Sigma Fraternity. After college he joined and served six years with the Ohio National Guard, Buckeye Division. He later worked for the United States’ Farm Service Agency in Columbus. George will most be remembered having taught Vocational Agriculture at Gibsonburg High School, Vanguard Vocational School and at Wauseon High School. George was a member of the Burgoon United Methodist Church, the Ohio and Sandusky County Farm Bureau, the Ohio and Sandusky County Farmers Union, the Sandusky County and Ohio Cattlemen’s Associations, the American, Ohio and Black Swamp Angus Associations, the Lakota Young Farmers, the Ohio Vocational Agricultural Teachers Association and the Ohio Teachers Association. On December 29, 1962, George married Roma Fisher. She survives. Also surviving is son G. William “Bill” (Cherri) Wallace of Gibsonburg; daughter Sandra Wallace of Kansas, OH; grandchildren Nicole and Nathan Wallace of Gibsonburg and Samantha Wallace of Kansas, OH; siblings Mary Chipman Van Horn of Mt. Gilead, OH and Ann (Larry) Hayward of Hillsboro, TX; and several nieces and nephews. George is preceded in death by his parents and brothers R. David and Roy A. Wallace. A Celebration Of Life will be held Monday January 14, 2013, 1:00 p.m. at the Herman-Kinn-Veh Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Gibsonburg where family and friends will be welcomed on Sunday, January 13, 5-8 p.m. and again on Monday morning beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, contributions in George’s memory may be made to the American Alzheimer’s Association or to the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Dave Long, Pres. 513-383-4077 Dan Brosey, V.P. 513-315-6894 Christy Campbell, Sec./Tres. 937-533-7051

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Industry News & Notes Better by knowing By Jill J. Dunkel

Information leads to improvement. Take the Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity (TCSCF) and its cooperators as a case in point. For 30 years the program has helped facilitate dataflow for producers of every size, and a recent analysis shows cattle are getting better. That’s because many of the 1,000 cowherd operators in 23 states and Canada who fed 230,000 calves with TCSCF over the years used the feedlot and carcass date in selection and management decisions. “With this information, they produce healthier, more docile cattle that gain better, grade better and are more profitable,” says futurity manager Darrell Busby. The share of Angus-sired cattle in the database was strong in 2002, at 84.4%, but that moved up to 89.1% last year. More recently, the black-hided cattle grading Choice increased from 70.8% in 2007 to 78.72% in 2011 as Prime grades moved up and Select grades dropped off considerably. Busby says management changes on the ranch and minor adjustments in futurity feeding strategies may have helped that along. However, the biggest impact comes from improved genetics, he says. “That shows up in our sire summary. Some of the top AI (artificial insemination) sires in the country are in the top of our sire summary. People are moving to better genetics,” Busby says. “And it doesn’t matter what zip code the calves come from. The genetics work anywhere from North Dakota to southern Georgia.” Gary Fike, beef cattle specialist with Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB), and a member of the TCSCF board, notes feedyard delivery weights over the last 10 years increased from 629 pounds (lb.) to 655 lb. as final carcass weights moved up in step. “Emphasis on genetic selection for growth is part of that shift, and the Angus breed has definitely played a role there,” he says. “Also, with the cost of feed where it is, cattle are staying on grass, wheat pasture or some other lower-cost forage before they enter the feedlot. Heavier in, heavier out.” That could be giving cattle more chance to reach their quality grade potential. Looking at a sub-group in the study – cattle fed at CAB-licensed feedlots – marbling scores increased by almost 30 points in the last 10 years. “Besides the heavier weights today, more seedstock producers are paying attention to marbling, realizing they can add it without hurting any other trait,” Fike notes. “Those who buy the improved bulls produce

better calves, and then earn carcass premiums by feeding or partnering in the feedlot.” Thirty points may not sound like much when 100 Marbling Score points make up a USDA quality grade, but Fike points out the difference between Select and Choice, or between lower Choice and CAB brand acceptance is a single point. “That can make $50 or $60 per head difference these days.” Another point of interest Busby gleans from the analysis: the profit potential of open replacement heifers. Yes, there are many heifers fed in the program despite its steer futurity name. “In some parts of the country, those females are valued like cull cows. If they know the age the heifers can be fed out at less than 30 months of age, doing that makes sense,” Busby says. The few (2.4%) TCSCF arrivals coming in with high body condition scores of 6 to 8 are mostly of that class, he says. Quality grade and profit per head have been equivalent to those of lower body condition score. Besides the number crunching and trend analysis opportunities over time, Busby says individual producers gain even more valuable take-home insights. They see the impact one bull can make for better or worse. They see the full rationale for their health programs, and much more. “Ninety percent of the cattle we feed are from consignors that we feed for, year in and year out,” Busby says. “Those people are making gradual changes to improve their herds. We have about 10% of cattle that come from a new ranch each year. There are some who won’t use the information and pretty soon they drop out. But the majority of our consignors, with us from 5 to 20 years, are still amazed at the statistics we give them, and they learn how to use that to make good management decisions.”

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Pine hill far M Managing Partner Three Oaks Farm, 33009 Yellow Creek Road Summitville, OH 43962 330.223.1872 fax: 330.223.2215 e-mail: donahankb@yahoo.com

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Ohio Angus Auxiliary $$$ Scholarships Available $$$ Graduating Seniors:

Ohio Angus Auxiliary Scholarships are open to all graduating seniors who are both members of the Ohio Jr. Angus Association, and have received their Bronze and Silver Show Awards. Ohio winners will be forwarded on for National scholarship competition. Applications must be sent to: Sharon L. Sanders 5959 Hay Rd. Harrod, Ohio   45850-9753 SEND VIA PRIORITY MAIL with tracking number! MUST BE POSTMARKED BY March 23, 2013 American Angus Auxiliary Scholarship rules apply. Application form can be found at www.angusauxiliary.com If you have any questions contact Sharon at sanders_skylight_farm@hotmail.com or by phone at 419-648-3233. You can’t win if you don’t fill out the application!

Ohio Angus Queen Applications Due! The Ohio Angus Auxiliary are now accepting applications for the 2013 Ohio Angus Queen competition. Ohio Angus Queen is open to Ohio Angus Association members that are at least 16 years of age as of January 1, 2013. The Ohio Angus Queen is required to be present at the following activities & shows: Ohio Beef Expo, Ohio Preview Show, Ohio State Fair, Ohio Angus Field Day and Annual Banquet. The queen may represent the Ohio Angus Association at other events of her choosing. Application is available at www.ohioangus.org Or by contacting an Ohio Angus Auxiliary officer. Jackie Egner 419-347-7123 Lynn Hill 740-367-7021 Cheri Miller 419-665-2251 Applications are due: January 18, 2013 Send applications to Lynn Hill at: champion@jbnets.net or 11503 SR 554, Bidwell, OH 45614

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Embryo Raffle Supporting Angus Youth through the Ohio Angus Auxiliary Scholarship Program!

Featuring 5 elite embryo packages, from these top OhioAngus operations: HFS Angus, Champion Hill, Stertzbach Cattle Com., Maplecrest Farms & Kingsway Angus To purchase tickets contact: Jackie Egner 419-347-7123 ot Cheryl Miller 419-665-2251

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Accepting Bull Consignments for Seedstock Improvement Sale – Deadline Jan. 31 MARYSVILLE, Ohio — The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association is currently accepting bull consignments to the Seedstock Improvement Sale. The sale, held on Saturday, April 13 at noon at the Union Stock Yards Company in Hillsboro, Ohio, offers an affordable way to market bulls from multiple breeds in one location and on one day. Buyers have the assurance of buying bulls with known genetics, a completed vaccination regiment and a breeding soundness exam. The Seedstock Improvement Sale is open to consignments from all breeds of bulls. Consignors must be a current member of the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association to participate. Bulls are required to be registered and to have expected progeny differences (EPDs). The bulls will be placed in sale order based on a within breed evaluation star system using EPDs for birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight, milk, marbling and ribeye. Bulls consigned to the sale can be from one to five years of age. History of the sale shows that bulls 18 months of age and older command a higher price. Consignors will be allowed to substitute bulls for entries made to the Seedstock Improvement Sale. All bulls are required to be tested for Bovine Viral Diarrhea (BVD) persistent infection (PI) status. Complete health requirements can be found on www.ohiocattle.org. For more information on the sale, visit www.ohiocattle.org and look under the Beef Improvement section or contact the OCA office at 614-873-6736 or through email at beef@ohiobeef.org. Interested consignors or buyers can also contact John Grimes, sale manager and OSU Extension Beef Coordinator, with any questions at 937-763-6000 or grimes.1@osu.edu. Consignment deadline for the sale is Jan. 31, 2013. The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association 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 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association, cattle producers work to create a positive business environment, while providing consumers with a safe and wholesome product.



Tiffin, Ohio

John King & Family 3735 N. Twp Rd. 111 Home (419) 937-1864 Tiffin, Ohio 44883-9353 John Cell (419) 937-4148 kingswayangus@gmail.com

Way-View Cattle Co. LLC

Sires in use: 16286088, 16233833, 15552303

Performance Tested Angus Bulls For SAle Fred M. Penick

3264 Refugee Rd. Hebron, OH 43025

Don & Mida Peterson Phone (304) 269-3877 E-mail: rockingp@shentel.net

Home (740) 404-1832 Fax (740) 928-3912

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Angus Cattlemen to Attend the 2013 Cattle Industry Annual Convention Tampa, Fla., will host hundreds of Angus producers during the upcoming Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show Feb. 6-9. Many of those producers will be setting the policy and priorities of the livestock industry while participating in the joint and individual meetings of five of the industry’s leading organizations: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB), American National CattleWomen Inc. (ANCW), CattleFax and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF). Participants from across the country will enjoy top-notch general session speakers, including Sean and Leigh Anne Tuohy. The Tuohy’s life was first chronicled in the bestselling book, The Blind Side and then went on to become a record-breaking Hollywood blockbuster film. In addition, Stuart Varney offers a positive take on the economy, and in plain talk, describes, with up-to-the-minute detail, the current financial situation and what it means for you, your family, and your business. A veteran business and financial journalist, Varney is an in-demand speaker, correspondent and anchor, best known for his work on the FOX Business Network. The Cattle Industry Annual Convention is known as a premier opportunity for educational sessions, as well. Popular events include the CattleFax Annual Outlook Seminar, the 20th Annual Cattlemen’s College® sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health, and events at the Stockmanship and Stewardship Demonstration Area will provide producers with practical information on reproduction management, genetics, forage management, business strategies and much more. Another highlight of the convention is the NCBA Trade Show — the largest of its kind in the cattle business. Stop by booth #323 to visit with representatives from the American Angus Association and Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB). Angus booth visitors can learn more about Association and Angus Productions Inc. (API) programs and services, as well as the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand and what it takes to raise beef for the industry’s premier branded beef program. Be sure to ask staff about CAB’s GeneMax® Angus-specific DNA profile for commercial cattle and the Association’s new MaternalPlus® Program. Visit www.beefusa.org to register for the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show or for a full schedule of events. Don’t miss API’s complete online coverage, available at www.4cattlemen.com. The website features presentation summaries and photos, tradeshow news, as well as archives of past conventions. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 30,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers. For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit www.angus.org


11503 State Rd. 554 Bidwell, OH 45614 740-367-7021

Jon Davis * 740-446-2127

FAX: 740-367-7937 * www.championhillangus.com Email: champion@championhillangus.com

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January 18 January 26 February 2 March 9 March 11 March 15-17 March 26

Ohio Angus Calender of Events

Ohio Angus Queen Application Deadline Ohio Cattleman’s Annual Meeting & Banquet Ohio Angus Annual Meeting & Banquet Consumer Confidence Bull Sale Maplecrest Farms Bull Sale Ohio Beef Expo Auxiliary Scholarship Application Deadline

Ohio Angus Association Dan Wells, Secretary/Fieldman 625 Cattail Rd. Chillicothe, OH 45601

April 6 April 6 April 14

Eastern Ohio Angus Spring Sale Burgett Angus Bull Sale Champion Hill Spring Production Sale


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CONSUMER CONFIDENCE BULL SALE Saturday • March 9th, 2013 • 5 p.m. Muskingum livestock, zanesville, oh

Selling: -50 Angus & Hereford Bulls -40 Registered Angus and Commercial Bred Cows All bulls will have full EPD information, ultrasound data, semen checked and ready to go to work for you! Angus Sire groups include: Connealy Confidence, Connealy Shrek, Sitz Upward 307R, Coleman Regis, Connealy Full Proof & many more! To request a catalog contact: Steiner Management Co. Inc. at gsteiner@zoomtown.com or 513-616-4086

CONSIGNORS: Claylick Run Angus Newark, OH Dave Felumlee 740-404-3594 dfelumlee@windstream.net

Way View Cattle Com. Hebron, OH Fred Penick 740-404-1832 wayviewcattle@hotmail.com

NS Polled Herefords Mason, OH Gene Steiner 513-616-4086 gsteiner@zoomtown.com

Grassy Run Herefords Winfield, WV Aaron Glascock 304-312-7060 alglascoc@aol.com

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