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Ohio Angus Newsletter June/July 2012

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Ohio Angus Preview Show

Grand Champion Female: SCC Queen Beyonce 134 won grand champion female at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Preview Show, June 10 in Tiffin, Ohio. Kinsey Crowe, West Alexandria, Ohio, owns the March 2011 daughter of B C Lookout 7024. She first claimed junior champion.

Grand Champion Bull: HFS Dameron Product 229 won grand champion bull at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Preview Show, June 10 in Tiffin, Ohio. William Harsh, Radnor, Ohio, owns the February 2012 son of Connealy Final Product. He first won calf champion.

Reserve Champion Female: SCC Royal Blackbird 138 won reserve grand champion female at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Preview Show, June 10 in Tiffin, Ohio. Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio, owns the March 2011 daughter of S A V Payroll 5281. She first won reserve junior champion.

Reserve Champion Bull: MAF Raven 4011 won reserve grand champion bull at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Preview Show, June 10 in Tiffin, Ohio. Jordon Mullett, Coshocton, Ohio, owns the March 2011 son of BC 7022 Raven 7965. He earlier claimed junior champion.

A Huge Thanks to the Ohio Angus Preview Show Sponsors:

Maplecrest Farms Black Destiny Farms Fremont FFA Holley Land & Livestock Gahler Farms HFS Angus L & L Angus

Painter Farms Mullett Angus Farm Harsh’s Farm Service Chris-Lee Farm Paradise Cattle Com. Whitehead Angus Egner Farms Angus

Granville Milling Ed & Kay Harsh DL Pope Farm Hall Angus Creek Sire Farm Way-View Cattle Co. Claylick Run Angus

Special thanks... to the Black Swamp Angus Association for hosting the show & sponsoring the meal on Saturday evening!


Secretary’s Corner

In This Issue... Ohio Angus Preview Results Secretary’s Corner Atlantic National Open Show Results Atlantic National Jr. Show Results Ohio State Fair Angus Show Info Ohio Angus Field Day Info Industry News & Notes Pfizer 50K State Angus Program Ohio Junior Angus Preview Show Results Industry News & Notes Kiata Farms ad Slate Run Farms ad Ohio Angus Auxiliary Embryo Raffle Eastern Ohio Angus Announcement North East Ohio Angus Announcement All-American Angus Futurity Best of Both Worlds Sale Info/Ad Calendar of Events Strayer Farms Ad

Ohio Angus Breeders, Summer is officially in full swing. I hope that everyone has been able to stand the hot tempatures and have benefited from some of the recent rains. The Ohio Angus Preview was held on June 9 & 10 in Tiffin, OH. The show was a huge success with app. 90 head participating in the 2 day show. I want to Thank show chairman, Sandra Wallace & the Black Swamp Angus Association for hosting and sponsoring the show. The show wouldn’t have been possible without all the hard work they put in leading up to the show. The National Junior Angus Show starts next week and runs July 15-21 in Louisville, KY. This years show is co-sponsored by the Ohio Junior Angus Association and over 50 head entered from Ohio. If you never have had the chance to attend a NJAS, this is a great opportunity to see the largest single breed junior show in the country and support the Ohio Juniors. Before you know it the Ohio State Fair will be here as well. The Angus shows are Scheduled for July 28 & July 29. I encourage everyone to take a day, attend the many attractions the state fair has to offer and take in a great Angus show. More details and complete schedule for the State Fair Angus show can be found on page 6. Later in August, we will be holding the Ohio Angus Fielday in Wayne Co. Certified Angus Beef is teaming up with Meadow Lane Angus to host this years event. Activities will include tours of the new CAB Education Culinary Center, a CAB boxed lunch, tour of Meadowlane Angus and judging/selection sessions. To cap off the day, we will close with homemade ice cream. Fiielday chairmen, Joe Saunders & Henry Bergfeld have put a lot of effort into planning the event, and will have a lot to offer all Ohio Angus members. To get an accurate count for lunch at the fieldday we ask that you RSVP by contacting myself at 740-505-3843 or danwells@ ohioangus.org. This fall Ohio Angus is teaming up to hold a joint sale with the Ohio Simmental Assoc. The sale will be held on November 17th, and the entry deadline is August 20th. Consignment forms will be available at www. ohioangus.org. If you are interested in consigning cattle to the sale, please give me a call and let me know what you are thinking. I have been on the road some this summer and will be making more trips viewing fall sale cattle. If you are interested in having me stop by, visit your operation and discuss ways that Ohio Angus can better serve you, please give me call at 740-505-3843.

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2012 Ohio Angus Association Officers 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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Premeir Breeder & Exhibitor Maplecrest Farms and Lauren Grimes, both of Hillsboro, won premier breeder and exhibitor, respectively, at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Preview Show, June 10 in Tiffin, Ohio.

Herdsman Award The Enos family, Black Destiny Farm, Cambridge, received the Ohio Herdsman award at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Preview Show, June 10 in Tiffin, Ohio. Pictured from left are Brock Zwick, and Tracie, Bethaney and Chip Enos.

Ohio Preview Division Winners Division Winners

Open Class

Jr. Owned

Jr. Bred & Owned

Females Heifer Calf Intermediate Junior Senior Cow/Calf

Champion Brandee Painter Lauren Grimes Kinsey Crowe Lauren Grimes Will Harsh

Reserve Champion Reserve Lauren Grimes Brandee Painter Will Harsh Will Harsh Will Harsh Lauren Grimes Lauren Grimes Lauren Grimes Kinsey Crowe Bethaney Enos Megan Hunker Keri Felumlee Lauren Grimes

Champion Lauren Grimes -------------------- Caroline Winter Lauren Grimes Tanner Ayers

Reserve Shyla Kreager ------------------- Caroline Miller Emily Wogan Rylee Closser

Bulls Calf Intermediate Junior Senior

Champion Will Harsh Keisel Farms Jordan Mullett ----------------

Reserve Gahler Farms ------------------ Gahler Farms --------------

Champion Sarah Wogan ---------------- Jordan Mullett ----------------

Reserve Rylee Closser -----------------Lincoln Deitrick ------------

Special thanks... to Kingsway Angus for hosting the meal on Friday evening at their farm! Jim, Sharon, Christina, & Caroline Winter 5839 Ashville-Fairfield Road Ashville, Ohio 43103 (740) 983-2755 jswinter1@verizon.net

Registered Angus Cattle Hay & Straw - Large and small squares Freezer beef

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Atlantic National ROV Open Show

Champion Hill Peg 7352 won reserve senior champion female at the 2012 Atlantic National Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, May 27 in Timonium, Md. Tanner Ayres, Hillsboro, Ohio, owns the winning female.

Champion Hill Georgina 7751 won intermediate champion heifer at the 2012 Atlantic National Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, May 27 in Timonium, Md. Champion Hill, Bidwell, Ohio, and Miller Angus, West Union, Ohio, own the winning heifer.

Bad Romance 913 won fall bull calf champion at the 2012 Atlantic National Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, May 27 in Timonium, Md. Kaitlyn Clarke, West Chester, Ohio, owns the winning bull.

Champion Hill, Bidwell, Ohio, won breeders’ best six head at the 2012 Atlantic National Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, May 27 in Timonium, Md.

Champion Hill, Bidwell, Ohio, won premier breeder at the 2012 Atlantic National Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, May 27 in Timonium, Md. Pictured from left are Miss American Angus Brooke Harward, presenting; Paul Hill; and Jim Davis.

Champion Hill, Bidwell, Ohio, showed the first place produce-of-dam at the 2012 Atlantic National Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show, May 27 in Timonium, Md. Champion Hill Georgina 6518 sired the winning group.

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Atlantic National Regional Preview Jr. Show

Champion Hill Peg 7352 won owned senior champion female at the 2012 Atlantic National Regional Preview Junior Angus Show, May 26 in Timonium, Md. Tanner Ayres, Hillsboro, Ohio, owns the winning female.

SCC Royal Blackbird 138 won owned reserve late spring heifer calf champion at the 2012 Atlantic National Regional Preview Junior Angus Show, May 26 in Timonium, Md. Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio, owns the winning heifer.

Bad Romance 913 won reserve grand champion bred-and-owned bull at the 2012 Atlantic National Regional Preview Junior Angus Show, May 26 in Timonium, Md. Kaitlyn Clarke, West Chester, Ohio, owns the September 2011 son of S A V 004 Traveler 4836.

These junior enthusiasts won intermediate showmanship at the 2012 Atlantic National Regional Preview Junior Angus Show, May 26 in Timonium, Md. Pictured from left are Brooke Harward, Miss American Angus; William Harsh, Radnor, Ohio, champion; Brody Fitzgerald, West Grove, Pa., reserve champion; and Carly Watt, Iva, S.C., third place.

These juniors won top honors in the junior A showmanship division at the 2012 Atlantic National Regional Preview Junior Angus Show, May 26 in Timonium, Md. Pictured from left are Brooke Harward, Miss American Angus; Lane Walton, Mantachie, Miss., champion; Emily Wogan, Hebron, Ohio, reserve champion; and Caroline Cowles, Rockfield, Ky., third place.

Atlantic National Merit Scholarships Winners. Front row from left are Andrea Foore, PA.; Hannah Grim, PA.; Gabrielle Glenister, N.Y.; Lindsay Upperman, PA., also recipient of the Greg Krueger scholarship; Robert Velisek, MD.; Brooke Harward, N.C.; Emily Velisek, MD.; Betsie Michael and Andrea Fitzgerald, judges. Back row from left are Bethaney Enos, OH; Jordon Mullett, OH; Cory Watt, S.C.; Sarah Wogan, OH; Patricia Vaassen, MI.; Deedra Suchting, MD.; Clay Williams, GA.; and Paul Hill, judge.

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Ohio State Fair Angus Show Schedules: Friday, July 27, 2012 Saturday, July 28, 2012 Sunday, July 29, 2012 Monday July 30, 2012

9 a.m. - 3 p.m. 10:30 a.m. 12 Noon 3 p.m.

Arrival & Stalling Junior Show Open Show Release Time

For More Information go to: www.ohiostatefair.com Junior Show General Info & Rules: http://www.ohiostatefair.com/osf/downloadbooks/livestock/2012/2012JuniorBeef.pdf Open Show General Info & Rules: http://www.ohiostatefair.com/osf/downloadbooks/livestock/2012/2012OpenBeef.pdf

2012 Ohio Angus Field Day Sunday • August 26, 2012 Wayne County, OH Certified Angus Beef Education & Culinary Center (Wooster) Meadow Lane Angus (Burbank) Schedule of Events C.A.B. Education and Culinary Center (ECC) 344 Riffel Road, Wooster, OH 10:30 a.m. Registration 11:00 a.m. Welcome from John Stika, President, CAB 11:10 a.m. Rotation 1 (half of group) at ECC – CAB Overview, John Stika Rotation 2 (half of group) at CAB office – Update on beef cattle genomics Tonya Amen, AGI, and Mark McCully, CAB 11:45 a.m. Switch rotations 12:30 p.m. Lunch 1:15 p.m. Depart CAB

Meadow Lane Angus (less than 10 mins. from C.A.B.) 12494 Friendsville Rd., Burbank, OH 1:45 p.m. Welcome 2:00 p.m. Rotation 1 (half of group) – Bull calf judging, Henry Bergfeld Rotation 2 (half of group) – Heifer selection using GeneMax™ Mark McCully and Tonya Amen 2:30 p.m. Switch rotations 3:00 p.m. Closing comments & Homemade Ice Cream

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Industry News & Notes Dinner plate to farm gate education CAB training center opens to join ranch, retail, culinary cultures

The Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand celebrated a new ability to link ranchers to consumers in May, sharing the party with reporters, editors, broadcasters, chefs and “foodies” from across the United States. Not surprisingly, the CAB Education & Culinary Center’s Grand Opening was an educational event. It started with a culinary “dine-around” in Cleveland the night before shuttling from that city’s Ritz Carlton Hotel to Wooster, Ohio, on Saturday, May 5, to experience every aspect of the training hub that adds value to beef. Yes, there was an aura of hospitality and catering to appetites, but that’s right in line with the best culinary and foodservice traditions. Appetizers at Hodge’s, a new eatery rooted in the “Hodge Podge” food truck, gave way to main courses at The Greenhouse Tavern, known for being “certified green” as well as its CAB entrees. Throughout the evening that featured wine pairings—capped by desserts at Lola’s—chefs and media enjoyed and chatted about their food and fascinations. Guest chefs were celebrities Howie Kleinberg of Bulldog BBQ in Miami, Fla.; Rory Schepisi of Boot Hill Saloon & Grill in Vega, Texas; and Michelle Brown of Jag’s Steak & Seafood in West Chester, Ohio. That team would join in preparing the Saturday banquet at the Center. Welcoming the group to a Meats 101 class that morning, CAB President John Stika called the facility “a milestone but not an endpoint,” representing the unique nature of the brand that spans the beef industry. A wide range of complementary skills among the staff help partners succeed at every level. Starting at the ranch, the best beef genetics in the world may fall short if the next owner doesn’t realize what he has and maintains full potential for excellence. That same risk lurks at every link in the beef supply chain, all the way to the consumer. But with enough knowledge, common purpose and insight, more cattle will qualify for CAB and add value for everyone from ranchers to the

15,000 partners worldwide. CAB meat scientist Phil Bass led the class in exploring individual muscles within the wholesale cuts, noting such hands-on work helps licensees please consumers profitably. Just slicing another inch of the primal to put a “sirloin steak” on the tray for the retail case may involve four muscles that have been severed at several angles. The result is too big and variable in quality. “When you follow the seams and pull out some individual cuts like the tri-tip and sirloin filet, you can market higher quality, smaller cuts,” he said. It all adds to consumer satisfaction. And since the consumer is the source of every dollar in the beef supply chain, a whole-system approach is the best way to get more of those dollars back to the producers who create cattle with the potential to please. The CAB staff that has worked for decades to share expertise among brand partners can now “take that to a new level,” at a time when connections are increasingly important, Stika said. “This Center is a bridge that connects the cultures within the beef communities from the ranching side to the retail, foodservice and consumer sides,” he added in remarks before a lunch of cold-smoked and hotgrilled tri-tip from CAB Chef Michael Ollier. Just a couple of days prior, the Center had been the venue for an “International Roundup” of licensees from 15 countries as they located, cut, cooked and tasted specialty beef cuts, Stika noted. Whether from across town or the other side of the world, brand partners will continue to use the meat lab and culinary school to learn more about retail case merchandising and creative menu planning. To complete the reverse tour and move from dinner plate to farm gate, the group traveled by bus to Rod and Laurie Ferguson’s Chippewa Valley Angus Farms at Rittman, Ohio. That side was quite familiar to the farm media, but there were new lessons in how CAB demonstrates its producer link and how the Fergusons put a caring face on the concept of the 33,000 rancher-owners behind the brand. Back for the five-course banquet in the evening, guests were amazed at the flavors and creativity that showcased the cuts they had fabricated out of primals during the morning session. CAB Chef Continued on next page...

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Scott Popovic joined forces with the celebrity guests and welcomed another, pastry chef Kara Swortchek from Red, the Steakhouse, to bring the best out of the best. CAB producer board members joined in the evening, and co-founding figures Mick Colvin and Dr. Bob VanStavern were recognized as the namesakes for the Center’s two conference rooms. Everyone could hear the sizzle, enjoy the mouth feel, see, smell and taste how the high-quality beef’s value was maximized, captured, capitalized and realized, made to work for all others in the chain. CONTACT: Steve Suther, Industry Information Director, ssuther@certifiedangusbeef.com Certified Angus Beef LLC (785) 889-4162

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Ohio Jr. Angus Preview Show

Grand Champion Owned Female: SCC Royal Blackbird 138 won grand champion owned female at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 9 in Tiffin, Ohio. Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio, owns the March 2011 daughter of S A V Payroll 5281. She first claimed junior champion.

Reserve Grand Owned Female: Dameron SRF Pride 1144 won reserve grand champion owned female at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 9 in Tiffin, Ohio. William Harsh, Radnor, Ohio, owns the May 2011 daughter of PVF ALL PAYDAY 729. She earlier won intermediate champion.

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Female: Maplecrest Rita K0240 won grand champion bred-and-owned female at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 9 in Tiffin, Ohio. Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio, owns the September 2010 daughter of PVF ALL PAYDAY 729. She earlier claimed senior champion.

Reserve Grand Bred & Owned Female: Wogan Farm Jestress 244 won reserve grand champion bred-and-owned female at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 9 in Tiffin, Ohio. Emily Wogan, Hebron, Ohio, owns the December 2010 daughter of Silveiras Style 9303. She first won reserve senior champion.

Grand Champion Bull: MAF Raven 4011 won grand champion bull at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 9 in Tiffin, Ohio. Jordon Mullett, Coshocton, Ohio, owns the March 2011 son of BC 7022 Raven 7965. He earlier won junior champion.

Reserve Grand Champion Bull: L&L Dark Horse L791 won reserve grand champion bull at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 9 in Tiffin, Ohio. Lincoln Deitrick, Zanesville, Ohio, owns the April 2011 son of Limestone Darkhorse U322. He first claimed reserve junior champion.

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Ohio Jr. Angus Preview Show

Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair: Champion Hill Peg 7352 won grand champion cow-calf pair at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 9 in Tiffin, Ohio. Tanner Ayres, Hillsboro, Ohio, owns the September 2009 daughter of S A V Bismarck 5682. A December 2011 son sired by S A V Net Merit 0883 completes the duo.

Reserve Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair: Wayview Princess Fiona 010 won reserve grand champion cow-calf pair at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 9 in Tiffin, Ohio. Rylee Closser, Hebron, Ohio, owns the January 2010 daughter of Connealy Shrek 4242. A February 2012 bull calf sired by Connealy Tobin 8400 is at side.

Grand Champion Steer: MCC Macho 171 won grand champion steer at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 9 in Tiffin, Ohio. William Harsh, Radnor, Ohio, owns the March 2011 son of WCC Macho 920.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer: WHC Preston 717 won reserve grand champion steer at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 9 in Tiffin, Ohio. Jordon Mullett, Coshocton, Ohio, owns the March 2011 son of Northern Improvement 4480 GF.

Junior Showmanship Lydia Dance, Hillsboro, champion, left, and Christina Winter, Ashville, reserve champion, right, won junior showmanship at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 9 in Tiffin, Ohio.

Intermediate Showmanship These juniors won intermediate showmanship at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 9 in Tiffin, Ohio. Pictured from left are William Harsh, Radnor, champion, and Emily Wogan, Hebron, reserve champion.

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Senior Showmanship Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, champion, left, and Jordon Mullett, Coshocton, reserve champion, right, won senior showmanship at the 2012 Ohio Angus Association Junior Preview Show, June 9 in Tiffin, Ohio.


Industry News & Notes Older vs. better cows

Age may not trump herd improvement By Miranda Reiman “More longevity and fertility in the cowherd seem like a “no brainer.” But when those pursuits come at the expense of uniformity or other functionality, it could pay to do some hard studying. “The overwhelming cost and subsequent priority of cow-calf operations is related to cow maintenance and care,” says Nevil Speer, an animal scientist at Western Kentucky University. “The difference is huge between a cow that lasts until she is 10 versus 8.” That’s why crossbreeding is the default, blanket prescription for commercial cattlemen looking to make reproductive improvements. But South Dakota rancher Rich Blair says, “Been there, done that, and don’t want to go back.” He and his brother Ed turned their oncestraightbred Herefords into Continental crossbreds in the late 1970s and ’80s, but gradually phased that out in the ’90s when the family turned its focus to Angus. “We always calved out quite a few firstcalf heifers and you’d lose or cull 25% of those for one thing or another: disposition, udders, no milk, mothering ability,” he says. “Now we’re closer to 2% and we have a lot more consistency in our heifers.” He gives most of the credit to the breed association’s extensive database and the use of high-accuracy sires. Heartland Cattle Company, near McCook, Neb., custom develops heifers for a large number of commercial Angus herds, and also sells bred heifers by forward contract. Many long-term heifer buyers say they want that hybrid vigor in black baldies, but those have been hard to come by. Comparing the two sets of females, research and information director Janet Rippe says they’re fairly similar. “Our first service conception rate is averages 71% and then after a 45-day AI season, we’ll send heifers out of here at about 91% to 92% percent pregnant,” she says. “If you get a true hybrid or an F1-cross or even just a quarter something else, those cattle are generally more fertile. But we might not see as much difference in the numbers because our long-

term Angus customers have put so much selection pressure on fertility.” All are subject to pre-breeding inspections that include pelvic measurements and reproductive tract scores, and outliers exit the program then. Customers may opt to market “recommended culls” that fall out for things like disposition, too. “What’s left should be pretty functional,” Rippe says. Regardless of who is growing the replacements, all cattlemen have their initial priorities. According to USDA data, 62% of ranches sold cows for reasons other than just being open. Studies point to some of those reasons. “The 2010 BEEF survey reveals that disposition, birth weight, hoof and leg soundness all ranked above weaning weight and yearling weight in terms of genetic prioritization among commercial producers,” Speer says. “In other words, time savings has more value than additional weight or production.” Blair now relies on expected progeny differences (EPDs) within the breed because, he says, “I don’t have time to deal with calving problems. “Hard births cause a multitude of problems,” he says. “It isn’t just if that heifer had a hard time and you had to pull that calf, but now you wonder if she’s going to breed back and if that calf is going to be healthy.” On the other hand, in a large herd with focused management, predictably shorter gestation periods from high-accuracy EPD bulls can allow a couple more weeks for heifers to breed back, Blair says. Although no producer invites challenges, Speer says the issues become increasingly important as herds get larger. “I have an additional benefit from heterosis, but if it costs me something in terms of functionally of traits, such as calving ease, I don’t want to have to deal with those problems,” he says. “That risk/reward becomes somewhat different when you put all of those factors in together.” Everybody seems to agree that it’s a hard area to quantify. “With fertility there are so many factors: was it weather, was it the technician, was it the bull, was it the sire line that came into it?” Rippe says, “It’s Continued on next page...

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pretty hard to get good enough data when you’re looking at fertility.” Adding in longevity multiplies that difficulty. “It’s a lot more complex than just reproduction,” Speer says. “Why else did she leave the herd? A bad eye, a structural soundness problem, disposition or all those other things you can readily select for?” Those who are making steady progress in any number of traits may not place as much importance on longevity because of the reduced opportunity to make genetic change. Blair remembers a particular bull they used a decade ago with a then-impressive Angus EPD of .4 for intramuscular fat (IMF). “That was really out there in 2000, and one of the big reasons I used him was for that number,” he says. “Now you can find hundreds of bulls that are .4 IMF.” In fact, that’s about breed average today. Longevity in outstanding individuals helps a program but across the herd, it may not be the highest calling. “If you’re not turning that cowherd over, it’s really hard to get much genetic improvement in your calves,” Blair says.

The Blairs have been using all Angus since feedlot performance data showed them the top end of those calves kept up with the top end of their Charolais calves. Figuring in maternal traits and labor savings, it was starting to look like another kind of “no brainer.” The deal clincher showed up when calves sold on the grid and they saw more than a $200 spread in value. “That was too much money to be giving away, so we wanted to move the bottom end up,” he says. Some Blair loads have hit 50% Prime, selling for $200 above average Kansas price for the U.S. Premium Beef grid for the week. “Everybody looks for the silver bullet, the quick fix, with no time for a long-range plan,” Blair suggests. “If that’s your attitude then heterosis is the quick way to get there. But if you really want to build something sustainable over a long period of time, you can find the data within one breed and design the cow to be exactly what you want her to be.” CONTACT: Miranda Reiman, Industry Information Assistant Director, MReiman@certifiedangusbeef. com Certified Angus Beef LLC (308) 784-2294

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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 Watch for more details in August Newsletter and at www.ohioangus.org

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Eastern Ohio Angus Assoc. Announcement The Eastern Ohio Angus Association is looking for a new Sale Manager to manage their Sping & Fall Sales each year. Interested parties, need to contact EOAA President, Mike McCauley to submit a sale proposal.

The North East Ohio Angus Association is re-organizing. Any North East Ohio Angus breeders interested in joining the Association should contact: Terry Howland: 330-635-1621 Bob Horner: 330-832-1193 Jack Coyne:

Mike McCauley EOAA, Pres. 60308 Claysville Rd. Cambridge, OH 43725 740-439-5318 mccauleyfamilycattle@hotmail.com - 16 -


All-American Angus Futurity

Bad Romance 913 won reserve grand champion bred-and-owned bull at the 2012 All-American Angus Breeders’ Futurity Junior Show, June 16 in Louisville, Ky. Kaitlyn Clarke, West Chester, Ohio, owns the September 2011 son of S A V 004 Traveler 4836. He first won senior calf champion.

Gambles SS Shadoe 6011 won owned reserve intermediate champion heifer at the 2012 All-American Angus Breeders’ Futurity Junior Show, June 16 in Louisville, Ky. Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio, owns the winning heifer.

Champion Hill Shadoe 8107 won reserve owned late senior heifer calf champion at the 2012 All-American Angus Breeders’ Futurity Junior Show, June 16 in Louisville, Ky. Kaitlyn Clarke, West Chester, Ohio, owns the winning heifer.

Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio, right, topped 17 year old and older division of showmanship at the 2012 All-American Angus Breeders’ Futurity Junior Show, June 16 in Louisville, Ky. Miss American Angus Brooke Harward is pictured presenting the award.

SCC Royal Blackbird 138 won reserve grand champion female at the 2012 All-American Angus Breeders’ Futurity Roll of Victory (ROV) Show, June 17 in Louisville, Ky. Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio, owns the March 2011 daughter of S A V Payroll 5281. She earlier won reserve late junior champion.

Maplecrest Vallee 2030 won junior heifer calf champion at the 2012 AllAmerican Angus Breeders’ Futurity Roll of Victory (ROV) Show, June 17 in Louisville, Ky. Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio, owns the winning heifer.

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All-American Angus Futurity

Carter’s Vallee X126 won grand champion cow-calf pair at the 2012 AllAmerican Angus Breeders’ Futurity Roll of Victory (ROV) Show, June 17 in Louisville, Ky. Lauren Grimes and Lindsey Grimes, both of Hillsboro, Ohio, own the March 2010 daughter of S A V Pioneer 7301. A January 2012 heifer calf sired by Connealy Confidence 0100 is at side.

Bad Romance 913 won senior bull calf champion at the 2012 All-American Breeders’ Futurity Roll of Victory (ROV) Show, June 17 in Louisville, Ky. Kaitlyn Clarke, West Chester, Ohio, owns the winning bull.

Champion Hill, Bidwell, Ohio, won breeders’ best six head at the 2012 All-American Breeders’ Futurity Roll of Victory (ROV) Show, June 17 in Louisville, Ky.

Champion Hill, Bidwell, Ohio, won premier breeder at the 2012 AllAmerican Breeders’ Futurity Roll of Victory (ROV) Show, June 17 in Louisville, Ky. Pictured from left are Miss American Angus Brooke Harward; Paul and Lynn Hill; and Brad Keirns.

Lauren Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio, right, won premier exhibitor at the 2012 All-American Breeders’ Futurity Roll of Victory (ROV) Show, June 17 in Louisville, Ky. Miss American Angus Brooke Harward is pictured presenting the award.

Champion Hill, Bidwell, Ohio, won produce-of-dam at the 2012 AllAmerican Breeders’ Futurity Roll of Victory (ROV) Show, June 17 in Louisville, Ky. The winning duo are offspring of Champion Hill Georgina 6518.

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The Buckeye

BEST of BOTH WORLDS

Sale

November 17th, 2012 • Featuring the “Best” Angus, Simmental and Sim-Angus genetics from Ohio and surrounding states! • Co-Sponsored by the Ohio Angus Association and Ohio Simmental Association.

Consignment Deadline: August 20, 2012 Consignment Forms at: www.ohioangus.org

For more information or to consign, contact Dan Wells, Secretary/Fieldman Ohio Angus Association 740-505-3843 • danwells@ohioangus.org - 19 -


Ohio Angus Calender of Events

July 15-21 July 15 July 24 July 27 July 28-29 August 20

National Jr. Angus Show North Central District Show Blackswamp District Show Heart of Ohio District Show Ohio State Fair Angus Shows Best Of Both Worlds Sale Entry Deadline

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

August 25 August 26 Sept. 18-20 Sept. 22

West Central District Show & Picnic Ohio Angus Field Day @ Meadow Lane Angus Farm Science Review Maplecrest Farms Production Sale

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