at Willow springs cattle company (Wscc) we are junior focused. We feel strongly that the junior livestock programs are full of life building lessons. Wscc strives to provide opportunities not only to our customers, but all juniors alike. ContaCt uS to learn more about theSe WSCC programS: WSCC exhibitor Camp WSCC Classic - Collegiate Judging Contest WSCC Show travel assistance program (Wscc Jr.’s) Working With familieS to Create ChampionS in the ring and in life.
a sampling of the cattle we’ve raised & sold in our past sales.
supreme champion & champion maine-anjou heifer, 2016 arkansas state fair spring livestock show supreme champion heifer, 2015 new mexico state fair
supreme champion heifer, 2016 benton top 5 & champion chinanina heifer ajca points
grand champion maine-anjou heifer, 2015 tulsa state fair division champion maine-anjou heifer, 2015 american royal
grand champion mainetainer heifer, 2016 vccp res. division champion chianina heifer, 2016 junior nationals
WilloW SpringS Cattle Company
eriC, linSay, maSon, Whitney & Catelyn Walker 14844 Walker road • Prairie Grove, arkansas 72753 eriC: 479-601-3567 • eric@Walkermasonryinc.com Cody green, ShoW & Sale Cattle: 479-979-5223 garrett loChner, ShoW & Sale Cattle: 520-870-5226 online at: WWW.WilloWSpringSCattle.Com
supreme champion heifer ajca points
National Champion Red Angus Heifer and Supreme Champion 2015 NILE Congratulations LeDoux Family & Rolling HIlls Simmentals
2016 Simmental Junior National Champion Percentage Female Many time Champion Percentage Simmental & Supreme Heifer Congratulations Nikkel & Evans Families 2016 Colorado State Fair Grand Champion Steer Congratulations Frye Family & Goertzen
Supreme Female and CH Charolais 2015 Kansas State Fair Supreme Sr. Female 2015 Kansas Beef Expo Congratulations Hodges & Evans Families
MCF Bohannon 305A - Reg# EM835382 46th National Champion Charolais Bull Owned With: Ridder Farms, C&H Farms and Dismukes Ranch
Supreme Female Tenn. Agribition Champion % Simmental Congratulations Meier Family
Grand Champion Steer - 2014 Kansas Junior Livestock Show Congratulations Werth Family
Grand Champion Steer - Kansas Junior Livestock Show Congratulations Ratliff Family
Reserve Grand Champion Steer Kansas Junior Livestock Show Congratulations Werth Fami
2015 AJSA National Grand Champion Steer Two time National Champion Simmental Steers shown by Blair Vohs! Maternal Brothers Thanks and Congratulations Vohs Family & Goertzen
Many time Champion Composite Charolais & 3rd Overall Heifer 2015 Kansas State Fair Congratulations Rusk Family
TAYLOR DORSEY ... ’16 Colorado State Fair Supreme Breeding Female ... Bred by Landgraf
October 15, 2016
COLE MOORE ... ’16 NWSS Junior Show Reserve Champion Horned Female ... Bred by Buck
at the Ranch, Madill, Oklahoma ACE McHATTON ... ’16 OYEReserve Supreme Champion Female & Champion Maine-Anjou ... Bred by Buck & Moore
ALEXANDRIA HARRELL ... ’16 Houston Stock Show Junior Show Champion Maine-Anjou Female ... Bred by Buck
BECCA MOORE ... ’16 Maine Junior National Champion Female; ’16 NWSS Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female; and ’16 FWSS Open Show Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female ... Bred by Morton Farms
JACOB MOORE ... ’16 FWSS Reserve Grand Champion Polled Hereford Female ... Bred by Buck KILEY KLAS ... ’16 San Angelo Reserve Champion Polled Hereford Female ... Bred by Happ
MAX HINSLEY ... ’16 FWSS Junior Show Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female ... Bred by Morton Farms
JIRL BUCK & FAMILY Jirl, Brenda & Bailey Buck 580.795.4865 mobile • Madill, OK 73446 email@example.com • www.buckcattle.com Matt Scasta, 580.220.7288
John Griswold: 405-780-3300 Greg Griswold: 405-780-0100 Craig Sand: 405-564-4319 Jake Bloomberg: 309-368-8525
G C Classic
December 17, 2016. Stillwater, OK
Bw ringing home the P ower w w . g r i s w o l d c a t t l e . c o m OCTOBER 2016
OCTOBER volume 27/number 1
THANK YOU to Willow Springs Cattle Company, Prairie Grove, Ark., for their purchase of the Voice front cover in the 2016 AJMAA online auction to benefit the junior national. Willow Springs Cattle Company is a progressive, registered seedstock operation focusing on working with families to create champions in both the ring and in life.
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HEADQUARTERS American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) Mission Statement The AMAA will promote Maine-Anjou genetics that provide superior, value added performance, docility and carcass excellence for the beef industry, while also providing expanded membership services for adult and junior members.
Current EPD Profile (Active) MaineTainer Sires MaineTainer Dams Maine-Anjou Sires Maine-Anjou Dams
CE 6.9 7.1 6.9 6.9
BW 1.6 1.6 2.1 2.1
WW 44 45.2 47.5 48
YW 57.7 59.4 62.9 63.5
MCE 1.0 1.4 2.2 2.5
MM 17.7 17.8 19.5 19.2
MWW 39.7 40.5 43.3 43.3
CW 6.3 7.3 10 10.4
FT -0.04 -0.04 -0.04 -0.04
REA 0.18 0.17 0.19 0.20
MARB 0.09 0.08 0.02 0.03
%RT 0.35 0.38 0.35 0.36
by Blake Nelson, executive vice president will be of the utmost importance for Greetings! was completely wrong. many years to come. This is where Fall is upon us and with it comes I feel that our breed has and we can help! We need to strive to many cattle sales, national shows is going through this type of be the continental breed of choice and college football. The season’s perception right now. It is up to to compliment the United States cooler weather is a welcome change all of us to capitalize on every cowherd. for both us and our livestock. It opportunity in educating and doesn’t matter if you are selling or talking to people about this great So why Maine-Anjou? buying, seeing the fresh prospects, breed. I think that we have many - Feed efficiency new genetics, or those tried and strengths that can help the beef - Red meat enhancement - muscle true matings that work time and industry today. Maine-Anjou - Calm disposition time again all make fall sales an does not have to have all the - Moderate mature size exciting time. As we move As we move forward I think - Black hided forward I think that we need These are just some of the to make sure that we take that we need to make sure major selling points that we every advantage to promote that we take every advantage need to focus on! Maine-Anjou. I believe that we have made Have you ever misjudged or to promote Maine-Anjou. and currently are making a lot had an incorrect impression of steps in the right direction to of someone? I think that we all answers, but we can provide the enhance the brand of Maine-Anjou. have experienced this. Sometimes right answers for many of today’s Our opinion of the cattle can only we let past experiences, other deficiencies in the cattle business. people’s opinions or just lack of We compliment many breeds and carry so much weight with most of today’s cattlemen. knowledge influence our thoughts. many production scenarios. Cattle We need to have quality thirdAs we learned more about them prices and grain prices are weaker party information and scientific and got to know that person we than they were last year and beef proof to market our product to realized that we really liked them yield grades must be improved. and that our previous perception Efficiency and a ‘less cost’ mind set commercial producers. The Maine 12
Max feed out programs, the Sire Testing herds and the Maine Gene Sequencing project should all prove to be very beneficial for the breed. I think having this type of information in black and white will help our selling points and improve our credibility. As Maine-Anjou enthusiasts we understand what our cattle can provide and we have to take every chance to educate cattlemen about the Maine-Anjou of today! Maine Max Updates We have had many nominations and strong support for the Maine Max feedlot challenge. Right around 250 head have committed so far. The Maine Max Bull Test and Sale will be hosted in Wamego, Kan., and interest has surpassed our expectations with this event. The delivery dates for each will be in mid-October. The First Year I have learned a lot this first year while working for you. There have been a great amount of high points and a few places where we can improve, but it has been my great pleasure to work for you, the membership. As we embark on fall and the new year quickly approaches there are many exciting things on the horizon for the American Maine-Anjou Association. Ethics and integrity are two major components of a successful business and I hope all of us strive for this everyday. I invite you all to watch the MaineAnjou Voice, our website and social media handles to learn more about the exciting times ahead for MaineAnjou! As always, please let us know if we can assist you.
Veterinary research & consulting serVices (Vrcs) In an effort to clarify the relationship between AMAA and VRCS, this agreement provides an additional resource for the membership, rather than a partnership in the legal sense. Dr. Trent Fox, who has assumed the leadership role of VRCS, LLC, is managing the relationship. With the advent of Veterinary Feed Directives, the relationship with a local veterinarian will become even more crucial and this resource will complement that relationship. The agreement with VRCS will assist members in preparing cattle for retained ownership during the feeding period. Furthermore, VRCS will provide data analysis and benchmarking of Maine-Anjou cattle against other cattle on feed within the industry allowing members to make management decisions for their herds and overall breed improvement.
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Mark your calendar to be in West Point, IA at the Ranch Friday, November 25th!
Selling 70 Lots!
Bred Heifers, Bred Cows & Embryos multiple breeds: Maine Anjou, Charolais, Angus, Simmental & Composite
Friday, November 25th AffliCtion Irish Whiskey x Kelli TH & PHA Free PredAtor Lamborgini x Jewel (now deceased) Outstanding set of his daughters sell!
Online videos on entire offering at www.holtkampcattle.com
Limited group of his daughters sell!
AffliCtion daughters raised & sold here!
The Program that gets you Results! Chad, Kim, Skyler and Dacota West Point, IA Chad (319) 850-1563 cell Dacota (319)850-0758 www.holtkampcattle.com Check out our Blog for daily updates!
friday, november 25th At the ranch - 1:00 pm CSt - Sign up for a sale catalog on our website - View the cattle at the Ranch anytime
Call (319) 850-1563 for a sale catalog
invites you to:
41st annual Iowa Beef Expo Maine-Anjou Sale Offering Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer Bulls, Females & Embryos
The Iowa Maine-Anjou Sale is now accepting entries for the 2016 sale. This sale will be an open consignment with all states being invited to consign. Contact Brian Worden for entry information. All entries will be due Nov. 25, 2016.
ANNUAL BANQUET, MEETING & FUNDRAISER AUCTION
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NEW Sale Date
Tuesday, February 14, 6:30 p.m. - Walnut Center Silent Auction to support the IJMAA Juniors
SALE CONTACT: Brian Worden, 515-571-2218 NO TH OR PHA CARRIERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO SELL
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, Des Moines, Iowa www.iowamaineanjou.com
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Blake Nelson, (816) 431-9950 OR Lindsey Broek, (816) 858-9954
BrightMaine-Anjou Lights Sale Entry Deadline: Nov. 15, 2016 Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, 3 p.m. MST
204 Marshall Rd. P.O. Box 1100 - Platte City, MO 64079 (p) 816.431.9950 (f) 816.858.9951 blake@AMAAPC.com maine-anjou.org
2017 Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull & Female Sale 3 p.m. Saturday, January 14 • Entry Deadline: November 15 Rules, Regulations and PRoceduRes
• Eligibility: Active AMAA adult and junior members are eligible to consign to this sale. • Fees: An official entry form, original registration certificate or application for registration and proper fees due at printed deadline time. $100 of the $250 entry fee will be applied to sale commission which will be on a sliding scale with a maximum of 12%. For consignments that go through the sale, the $60 NWSS yard charges will be deducted from your sale settlement. Sales commission will apply to any total “No Sale” prices. Entry fees are non-refundable. • Health Certificate: An individual health certificate must accompany every consignment, made in quadruplicate and leaving blank the consignee and destination spaces. Each animal must meet the health regulations set by the state of Colorado for interstate shipment. • Substitutions: $50 per head. • Payment: All AMAA past due accounts will be deducted from consignor prior to payment. • Data: Scrotal circumference, WDA and ultrasound data will be made available on every sale bull. • Entries: REMINDER entries no longer have to be sired by a Maine-Anjou bull as long as they still meet all other standing requirements. • Hair Samples: For purposes of parent verification. (At the discretion of AMAA) • Veterinary Service: Will aid at check-in. Consignments suspected of unethical practices will be disqualified. • Semen Test: Every bull 14 months or older at the time of the sale must have a satisfactory semen evaluation. A semen evaluation certificate must accompany the health certificate.
Noteworthy Items & Procedures • Sale order and screening process. - A three man committee will screen all bulls. - EPDs will be provided to the screening committee to be used at their discretion. - Each committee member will be evaluating structural and phenotypic design. - Accumulated points will be used in the process to determine sale order. - The following minimums must be met to be eligible for sale order: • WDA at a minimum of 2.5 lbs. • Scrotal minimum of 28 c.m. on bulls under a year of age and 30 c.m. over a year of age. • The number of bulls sold will not be set at a certain number. • Bulls that accumulate a low point total may be screened from the sale. Entry fees of screened bulls are non-refundable. • Screened bulls will be charged a $60 yard fee to be paid by consignor to the NWSS. • ONly PHA and TH FREE consignments will be sold. • Steve Bonham, Oklahoma, will be the auctioneer.
oFFicial entRY FoRM │ entRY deadline: nov. 15, 2016
Owner: __________________________________________________________ AMAA Number: ___________________________________ Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ City: _____________________________________________________________
State: _____________ Zip Code: ____________
Social Security: ____________________________
If you wish to submit a short footnote for your entries, please do so on a separate page. Also, if you have a good photo, please submit. Usability will be at the discretion of the AMAA staff. I am a member of the AMAA and I certify that these consignments are in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull and Female Sale. I will not hold the AMAA responsible for any loss or injury to any animals, persons or articles and realize that the AMAA and the National Western are acting only as sponsors for this sale and assume no liability for any accidents, which may occur. I further stipulate that I will make my cattle available for veterinary examinations to check compliance with the sale rules and will not hold the sponsors liable in any
case for enforcement of the rules. Consignments consigned to the National Western AMAA Bright Lights Sale are free of liens and/or mortgages. Signature:______________________________________________________ Total entry fee ($250 per head) _____x $250 =__________________ Send forms, fees and original certificates or applications to: American Maine-Anjou Association 204 Marshall Rd.│ P.O. Box 1100 • Platte City, MO 64079-1100
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ecently, the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) made the decision to switch from our current data entry system to a new system, Digital Beef, Inc. Here is a list of instructions to better help you, the membership, navigate and utilize this new system.
How do I login?
1 To login into the Maine-Anjou Digital Beef registry stystem you will start by clicking on â€œSEARCH TABâ€? This will bring you to maine-anjou.digitalbeef.com.
2 Under the word LOGIN you will notice two white boxes, (one for user name, one for password) your user name (breeder number) and password will remain the same as the old system. If you do not have a member number, please e-mail Marcena at Marcena@AMAAPC.com to set up an account or call the AMAA office at (816) 431-9950.
How do I register an animal? 1 Once logged in, you will click on HERD MGMT and choose the tab labeled CALVES.
2 After you have clicked on the CALVES option, you will be redirected to the following screen and will be able to enter the animalâ€™s information. Once all required fields are completed, you will click the VALIDATE button to check for errors. If there are no errors, you will choose COMMIT TO REGISTRY and will receive your registration number. WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED FIELDS? - Herd Prefix - Flush Date - Tattoo - Dam - Birthday - Sire - Sex - H/P/S - Service Type - Color
- CE (Calving Ease) - Twin Code - Name - Purchaser - Date of Purchase
**NOTE: If the animal you are registering is out of a commercial cow you will need to register the dam first.** OCTOBER 2016 19
How do I add other breed Pedigrees?
1 Other breed pedigrees can be added to the registration of an animal for either the sire or the dam. The fee to add a bull pedigree is $40 and to add a female pedigree is $25. Please send along a copy of the registration paper for each particular animal and include the proper fee. When requesting a pedigree to be added, please use the original registration number for that breed and add the appropriate prefix to that number. **Example AN17145326** Angus – AN Red Angus – AR Belted Galloway – BG Brahman – BR Chianina – CA Charolais – CH Galloway- GA Gelbvieh – GV Hereford – HH Polled Hereford – HP Shorthorn – IS Limousin – LM Lowline – LL Canadian Maine – MA Red Brangus – RB Salers – SA Simmental – SM Polled Shorthorn – SP Scottish Shorthorn – SS Once the pedigree has been added the calf registration will then be completed. 20 OCTOBER 2016
How do I register a cow and then a calf? 1 Once logged in, you will click on HERD MGMT and choose the tab labeled CALVES. NOTE: The cowâ€™s dam or sire may read unregistered, if the animal you are registering was born before Jan. 1, 2014. When registering an animal under these guidelines, please leave the dam field blank. Once you validate and commit to registry and obtain a number on the cow, you may then go back into register calves and enter the calf registration. The dam you just registered should show in your inventory. Steers may read commercial on the sireâ€™s side, but must be out of a 50% or higher dam to register offspring. The dam must always be accounted as a commercial dam or Maine dam to obtain papers. The required percentage to register a steer is 25%.
How do you save your work and come back to it? If you have entered your information and wish to come back to it later be sure to do the following steps: 1. Validate your work to save the entry. 2. If you log out and come back later your previous work can be found by selecting WORK QUEUES and BIRTH RECORDING.
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How do I register a commercial dam or sire?
1 To register a commercial dam or sire in your inventory you will again start at HERD MGMT. You will select the tab for COMMERCIAL. **NOTE: If the animal youâ€™re registering is out of a commercial dam.**
2 You will be redirected to the following screen. You will need to enter the following information in the appropriate boxes: - PHN/TATTOO (Identification number you use for the commercial cow/bull) - NAME (Can be the same as Tattoo) - Sex - Birth Date - Percentages of breeds that make up the dam/sire. (i.e. 50% Simmental 50% Angus) After this information is complete, you will click on CREATE. This animal will now be included in your inventory and can be used when registering. 22
How do I transfer an animal online? 1
To transfer an animal that has already been registered you will need to do the following steps. Located under WORK QUEUES, select TRANSFER.
2 The following screen will pop up. Your first step will be to select BUYER.
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Next you will enter the zip code of the buyer you’re transferring the animal to and select FIND PROFILE. This will prompt a screen that will pull up a listing of everyone with that zip code. You will scroll until you find the name you’re looking for and select.
4 If the buyer does not already have an account you will choose the CLICK TO CREATE A NEW PROFILE and enter their information. After your transfer information is entered, you will select VALIDATE. If there are no errors, an invoice will be created and once that invoice is paid the animal will be transferred. **To pay your invoice you will select the VIEW ACCOUNT tab on the left of your screen. Once you have clicked on the VIEW ACCOUNT tab you will select ACCOUNT to find your invoice. You will click on the invoice and be prompted to a payment screen. NOTE: All transfers must be paid before the transfer information will be released.**
How do I pay for my registration(s)? 1 To pay for your invoice you will select the VIEW ACCOUNT tab or click on the PAY ONLINE NOW button. After clicking the VIEW ACCOUNT tab you will select ACCOUNT. Here you will click on your most current invoice and be prompted to a payment screen. NOTE: All registrations must be paid before the registration paper will be released. 24 OCTOBER 2016
How do I enroll my MAPP inventory? 1 To enroll and update your MAPP inventory you will use the following steps. Located on the left of your screen, underneath HERD MGMT you will see a tab labeled MAPP Inventory. Once this is selected the following screen will be produced.
2 To enroll females in MAPP, you will click on the ASSIGNMENT AGE tab. A screen will pull up with all breedable females in your inventory. Here you can add or cancel females in your inventory. PE - Stands for PASTURE EXPOSED. AI - Stands for Artificial Insemination. The TRASH CAN icon is used for disposing of the animal. If you select the trash can it does not get rid of the animal from your inventory, but simply makes her inactive. If you choose to enroll a female for 2016 you will select the year located to the left of the PREFIX/ TATTOO. **Optional females are any female that is bred prior to being 13 months of age.
3 NOTE: ONLY USE THE COMPLETE YEARLY MAPP PROCESS - ACCESS ALL FOR 2016 UPDATE IF YOU INTEND TO ENROLL YOUR ENTIRE INVENTORY. Once you have selected the animals you wish to be enrolled for the current year an invoice is created and once that invoice is paid in full your information will be updated to your account. **To pay your invoice you will select on the VIEW ACCOUNT tab on the left of your screen. Once you have clicked on the VIEW ACCOUNT tab you will select the ACCOUNT tab to find your invoice. You will click on the invoice and be prompted to a payment screen. OCTOBER 2016 25
PRODUCT INFORMATION NADA 141-299, Approved by FDA.
(Florfenicol and Flunixin Meglumine) Antimicrobial/Non-Steroidal Anti-Inflammatory Drug For subcutaneous use in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle only. Not for use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older or in calves to be processed for veal. BRIEF SUMMARY: For full prescribing information, see package insert. INDICATION: RESFLOR GOLD® is indicated for treatment of bovine respiratory disease (BRD) associated with Mannheimia haemolytica, Pasteurella multocida, Histophilus somni, and Mycoplasma bovis, and control of BRD-associated pyrexia in beef and non-lactating dairy cattle. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use in animals that have shown hypersensitivity to florfenicol or flunixin. WARNINGS: NOT FOR HUMAN USE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. This product contains material that can be irritating to skin and eyes. Avoid direct contact with skin, eyes, and clothing. In case of accidental eye exposure, flush with water for 15 minutes. In case of accidental skin exposure, wash with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothing. Consult a physician if irritation persists. Accidental injection of this product may cause local irritation. Consult a physician immediately. The Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) contains more detailed occupational safety information. For customer service or to obtain a copy of the MSDS, call 1-800-211-3573. For technical assistance or to report suspected adverse reactions, call 1-800-219-9286. Not for use in animals intended for breeding purposes. The effects of florfenicol on bovine reproductive performance, pregnancy, and lactation have not been determined. Toxicity studies in dogs, rats, and mice have associated the use of florfenicol with testicular degeneration and atrophy. NSAIDs are known to have potential effects on both parturition and the estrous cycle. There may be a delay in the onset of estrus if flunixin is administered during the prostaglandin phase of the estrous cycle. The effects of flunixin on imminent parturition have not been evaluated in a controlled study. NSAIDs are known to have the potential to delay parturition through a tocolytic effect. RESFLOR GOLD®, when administered as directed, may induce a transient reaction at the site of injection and underlying tissues that may result in trim loss of edible tissue at slaughter. RESIDUE WARNINGS: Animals intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 38 days of treatment. Do not use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older. Use of florfenicol in this class of cattle may cause milk residues. A withdrawal period has not been established in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. ADVERSE REACTIONS: Transient inappetence, diarrhea, decreased water consumption, and injection site swelling have been associated with the use of florfenicol in cattle. In addition, anaphylaxis and collapse have been reported post-approval with the use of another formulation of florfenicol in cattle.
Consumers count on the care you provide to make sure that your animals are healthy and comfortable. And when an animal does get sick, Resflor Gold® (florfenicol and flunixin meglumine) helps you do both of those things. Resflor Gold effectively targets the most common causes of BRD – and it provides relief from the fever that comes along with it.
High-quality food starts with the right care. Visit ResflorGold.com/MaineAnjou to learn more. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION NOT FOR HUMAN USE. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. This product contains material that can be irritating to skin and eyes. Animals intended for human consumption must not be slaughtered within 38 days of treatment. This product is not approved for use in female dairy cattle 20 months of age or older, including dry dairy cows. Use in these cattle may cause drug residues in milk and/or in calves born to these cows. A withdrawal period has not been established in pre-ruminating calves. Do not use in calves to be processed for veal. Do not use in animals that have shown hypersensitivity to florfenicol or flunixin. Not for use in animals intended for breeding purposes. The effects of florfenicol and flunixin on bovine reproductive performance, pregnancy, and lactation have not been determined. When administered according to the label directions, RESFLOR GOLD may induce a transient local reaction in the subcutaneous and underlying muscle tissue. Brief summary available on adjacent page. 2 Giralda Farms • Madison, NJ 07940 • merck-animal-health-usa.com • 800-521-5767 Copyright © 2015 Intervet Inc., doing business as Merck Animal Health, a subsidiary of Merck & Co., Inc. All rights reserved. 7/15 BV-RG-53719
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MEET the JUNIOR BOARD
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Age: 17 AJMAA position: Vice President- Region 1 School: Little Miami High School Favorite activities other than showing… Playing soccer Plans for the future… Pursue a degree in animal science specializing in the genetics field. Favorite show and why… Junior Nationals. The show focuses on junior involvement which is the future of our industry. It also travels from year to year and I love learning about the beef industry in different parts of the country. Most embarrassing moment at a show… Missing my class at the North American. If you could live off one food for the rest of your life what would be… Macaroni and Cheese I wish I were better at... Memorizing pedigrees My favorite aspect of being on the junior board/queen is… Working with the youth and meeting new people associated with the beef industry. If I could judge one show it’d be... The North American 28 OCTOBER 2016
If I could meet one person it’d be... Myself in 20 years. My favorite AJMAA memory is… Being elected to the junior board. My favorite sports team is… Ohio State Buckeyes!!! My favorite song is… NO by Meghan Trainor If you could show any other animal besides cattle it would be… Sheep If you could pick anyone to fit your calf, who would it be… Nick Hulsmeyer Wash or dry... Wash Do you have a show day ritual for good luck, if so, what is it… I always wear my hair with a braid on the side with a ponytail. Boots or sandals… Boots Favorite movie… The Hunger Games
DORSEY Age: 19
AJMAA position: Region 1 Director School: Oklahoma State University Favorite activities other than showing… Hanging out with family and friends, swimming and making jewelry. Plans for the future… I plan on majoring in Animal Science with on option of business and finding a career in that field. Favorite show and why… My favorite show is the National Western Stock Show because I have been going ever since I was born and it is like home to me. Most embarrassing moment at a show… I had a really tame show heifer one year and we were waiting to go into the ring. I was watching the class before me, and not paying much attention to my heifer and she slipped out of her halter. Luckily she didn’t go anywhere. If you could live off one food for the rest of your life what would be… Spaghetti I wish I were better at... Packing. I always procrastinate until usually the night before I need to leave. My favorite aspect of being on the junior board is… Getting to help all the junior members and making the show the best that it can be. I really love the Maine–Anjou breed and want it to thrive. If I could judge one show it’d be... The National Western Stock Show If I could meet one person it’d be... My grandpa, Larry Lind. He was very influential in this breed, but he passed away before I ever really got to know him. My favorite AJMAA memory is… Winning the fitting contest for the first time with my team.
My favorite sports team is… The Oklahoma State Cowboys My favorite song is… HOLY by Florida Georgia Line If you could show any other animal besides cattle it would be… Pigs If you could pick anyone to fit your calf, who would it be… My dad Wash or dry... Dry Do you have a show day ritual for good look, if so, what is it… We always get donuts the morning of shows. Boots or sandals… Boots Favorite movie… The Longest Ride
Age: 17 AJMAA position: Region 2 Director School: Northeast Community College Favorite activities other than showing… Watching college volleyball.
Plans for the future… I plan on going to Northeast Community College for two years then transfer my credits to South Dakota State University to finish my degree in animal science. Favorite show and why… Junior Nationals, because I love seeing all my friends and show family. Most embarrassing moment at a show… During the team fitting contest in Tennessee a mouse can exploded and sprayed all over myself, teammates and my heifer. If you could live off one food for the rest of your life what would be… Pasta I wish I were better at... Math My favorite aspect of being on the junior board/queen is… Being able to give younger kids the same opportunity that I had. If I could judge one show it’d be... American Royal If I could meet one person it’d be... Queen Elizabeth My favorite AJMAA memory is… Having the tornado warning in Tennesse and sitting in a tunnel with Jade Hill and Joanie Settles. My favorite sports team is… Nebraska Cornhuskers My favorite song is… Bad Medicine by Bon Jovi If you could show any other animal besides cattle it would be… Pigs If you could pick anyone to fit your calf, who would it be… Steve Kruse Wash or dry... Dry Do you have a show day ritual for good
luck, if so, what is it… Get there early, wash all the animals and go to Burger King for breakfast. Boots or sandals… Boots Favorite movie… Sweet Home Alabama
21 AJMAA position: Secretary/Treasurer School: Northeast Missouri State University Favorite activities other than showing… Running, crafts, reading and spending time with family and friends. Plans for the future… After graduating from Northwest Missouri State I would like to find an ag teaching job in Iowa. Favorite Show and why… NWSS, I love being in Denver and in the Yards. If you could live off one food for the rest of your life what would be… Steak and potatoes I wish I were better at... Having patience My favorite aspect of being on the junior board/queen is… OCTOBER 2016 29
Meeting all of the juniors. If I could judge one show it’d be... NAILE If I could meet one person it’d be... The big guy upstairs. My favorite AJMAA memory is… Winning senior sweepstakes. My favorite sports team is… Kansas City Royals My favorite song is… Something in the Water, Carrie Underwood If you could show any other animal besides cattle it would be… Pigs If you could pick anyone to fit your calf, who would it be… Willie Weis Wash or dry... Wash Do you have a show day ritual for good luck, if so, what is it… Same scotch comb and show stick. Boots or sandals… Boots Favorite movie… The Blind Side
Age: 20 AJMAA Position: Region 3 Director 30 OCTOBER 2016
School: Oklahoma State University Favorite activities other than showing… Other than showing, I love to spend time with my family and friends and travel! Plans for the future… I plan to graduate from college and go into the agriculture industry. Favorite Show and why… My favorite show is the National Western. I love the atmosphere and all the people that are there. It is a really neat show because of all the history that is there. Most embarrassing moment at a show… When my heifer got away in showmanship and when I went to catch her the chain on the halter broke! If you could live off one food for the rest of your life what would be… Spaghetti I wish I were better at... I wish I could improve and better manage my time for my busy schedule. Between showing, going to college and working I stay pretty busy. At times I think that a do a good job managing my time, but sometimes I think I try to spread myself out too much My favorite aspect of being on the junior board/queen is… Getting to work with the amazing people in our breed. If I could judge one show it’d be... The junior national. Not only because of the great cattle, but also because of the amazing youth I would get to work with. If I could meet one person it’d be... If I could meet one person it would be Will Rogers, he was born in Oologah, Okla., which is my hometown and I have always thought he would be an amazing person to sit down and have a conversation with.
My favorite AJMAA memory is… I have a lot of favorite memories, but to sum them up it is working with the youth of our breed! My favorite sports team is… Oklahoma State Cowboys My favorite song is… I do not really have a favorite song but I like any music that gets me motivated! If you could show any other animal besides cattle it would be… Pigs If you could pick anyone to fit your calf, who would it be… If I could pick anyone to fit my calf it would have to be just my family, for us showing is a family event and there is nothing I like more than for us to all work together. Wash or dry... My favorite thing to do is dry, I think it is because when I was younger no one wanted to so that was my job so I decided I might as well like it. Do you have a show day ritual for good luck, if so, what is it… I don’t really have a show day ritual for good luck. Boots or sandals… This is a hard one, I love my boots but in the summer time I love my sandals… I am going to have to say boots though! Favorite movie… Temple Grandin
Age: 19 AJMAA position: President - Region 3 Director School: Oklahoma State University Favorite activities other than showing… Hanging out with friends. Plans for the future… Graduate from OSU and come home and run the family business. Favorite show and why… Denver. I get to see a lot more of the city because my best friend is just outside of Denver and we have similar schedules at the NWSS. Most embarrassing moment at a show… Tripping over extension cords at Fort Worth when all the tourists are walking through the barns. If you could live off one food for the rest of your life what would be… Homemade mac and cheese or pancakes. It is a toss up. I wish I were better at... Managing my time, especially at school.
My favorite aspect of being on the junior board/queen is… Getting to meet all of our kids at the different shows and being able to push this breed to new heights. If I could judge one show it’d be... Louisville. There is just something about those green shavings. If I could meet one person it’d be... Chris Stapelton My favorite AJMAA memory is… Going to NYLC as a junior and meeting the board members and getting to spend time with them. My favorite sports team is… OKC Thunder My favorite song is… Tennessee Whiskey off of Chris Stapelton’s Traveler album. If you could show any other animal besides cattle it would be… It would probably be sheep or goats. I’ve always admired the species and think that it would be an interesting experience in either species. If you could pick anyone to fit your calf, who would it be… Matt Scasta Wash or dry... Dry. No question. Do you have a show day ritual for good luck, if so, what is it… Honestly I don’t have a set in stone show day ritual. We try all kinds of stuff out at jackpot shows but nothing beats soap, water and a blower. Boots or sandals… Depends on which are more broke in.
Age: 17 AJMAA position: At-Large Director School: Applington-Parkersburg High School Favorite activities other than showing… Spending time with friends/family, playing sports, swimming and just being outdoors. Plans for the future… Finish high school & then attend Iowa State University majoring in ag. Favorite Show and why… Iowa State Fair (as they say, Nothing Compares to the Iowa State Fair) and of course Maine-Anjou Junior Nationals (all the great people, absolutely love our Maine family). Most embarrassing moment at a show… A few years ago I was getting ready for showmanship and didn’t have any hair spray for my own hair with me so I improvised with adhesive, only to realize I grabbed the wrong can and sprayed Final Bloom pretty heavy all over…you can about imagine. If you could live off one food for the rest of your life what would be… Peanut butter OCTOBER 2016 31
I wish I were better at... Oh gosh, several things, way too many to list. My favorite aspect of being on the junior board/queen is… Growing up I have always looked up to the board members and I hope to have the same influence on the younger kids as they did on me. Just being involved, getting to know all the juniors and hopefully setting an example for the youth of this great breed. To be a leader and give back to the breed that I have been a part of my whole life that has given me so much If I could judge one show it’d be... The breeding heifer show at the Iowa State Fair. If I could meet one person it’d be... Ryan Lochte (Olympic swimmer) My favorite AJMAA memory is… This is tough because I have so many great memories from all of the junior nationals, but I’d have to say winning the team fitting contest with Cody McCullough & Luke Worden in Grand Island was definitely a highlight. My favorite sports team is… Although being born a Nebraska Cornhusker, I gotta go with the Iowa State Cyclones… sorry dad. My favorite song is… Tim McGraw’s – Always Stay Humble & Kind If you could show any other animal besides cattle it would be… Pigs If you could pick anyone to fit your calf, who would it be… Cody McCullough was always my go-to. This past year I have had the honor of working with the Weis crew, they do an awesome job and have fun doing it so I would definitely choose Willie/Ben and crew. Wash or dry... I prefer both, but if I have to choose I would say wash.
Do you have a show day ritual for good luck, if so, what is it… Nothing really for good luck, just pretty much stick to the same routine for every show Boots or sandals… Love my boots, but I wear flip-flops everywhere. Favorite movie… Sweet Home Alabama
Age: 19 AJMAA position: At-Large Director School: Louisiana Tech University Favorite activities other than showing… Hunting and fishing Plans for the future… Graduate with a degree in agriculture business and hopefully go on to law school. Favorite show and why… N.A.I.L.E. because of the atmosphere surrounding the show.
Most embarrassing moment at a show… Getting a whole bucket of water dumped on me. If you could live off one food for the rest of your life what would be… Steak I wish I were better at... Clipping, I’ve just never had the eye for it. My favorite aspect of being on the junior board/queen is… The impact you can have on younger members. If I could judge one show it’d be... The pen show in Denver. If I could meet one person it’d be... Derek Jeter My favorite AJMAA memory is… Going to my first junior national with a calf in Wichita Falls. My favorite sports team is… The New York Yankees My favorite song is… Most Anything, Garth Brooks If you could show any other animal besides cattle it would be… Pigs If you could pick anyone to fit your calf, who would it be… My family because that’s all a part of the experience. Wash or dry... Wash Do you have a show day ritual for good luck, if so, what is it… I do not really have one, I just tell myself to relax, because at the end of the day where you place does not really matter. Boots or sandals… Boots Favorite movie… Tombstone
Age: 16 AJMAA position: Queen School: Mount Ayr High School Favorite activities other than showing… I’m active in 4-H, FFA and speech club. Plans for the future… Honestly I don’t have anything planned right now. I know that I would like to pursue a career in ag journalism and photography and I would like to raise Maine’s, but as of right now that could still change.
Favorite show and why… My favorite show is my county fair, because I’m able to show both cattle and sheep. Most embarrassing moment at a show… 2012 junior nationals where I tripped and fell in the show ring and then won Champion Fullblood. If you could live off one food for the rest of your life what would be… Any type of fair food. I wish I were better at... Judging livestock My favorite aspect of being on the junior board/queen is… I like working with the people and working the ring. If I could meet one person it’d be... Temple Grandin My favorite AJMAA memory is… When I won the Fullblod show at junior nationals in 2012. My favorite sports team is… I don’t really follow sports. My favorite song is… Ride by Twenty One Pilots.
If you could show any other animal besides cattle it would be… Besides cattle and sheep I would like to show hogs. If you could pick anyone to fit your calf, who would it be… Bob May Wash or dry... Dry Do you have a show day ritual for good luck, if so, what is it… I wouldn’t call it a ritual, but I always wear a pair of blue socks. Boots or sandals… Boots Favorite movie… Pure Country
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What Makes a Maine-Anjou a Maine-Anjou? DNA sequencing project aims to find out.
By Bob Weaber, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Cow-calf Extension Specialist, Kansas State University
ontinued development of methods and technology platforms in human genetics and genomics has caused a dramatic reduction in the cost of whole genome sequencing. Sequencing is the process of determining the DNA code at every location on each chromosome. The sequence consists of the four nucleotides (basic units) A, C, G, and T. These ‘letters’ encode all the information to make the individual animal. It includes all the information common to a species and all the variation that makes the individual. Cattle have 30 pairs of chromosomes and roughly 3 billion base pairs. So, sequencing a beef animal is a significant undertaking and produces a very large amount of data. The first beef animal 34 OCTOBER 2016
sequenced was a Hereford cow named Dominette from the USDA Range and Livestock Research Laboratory at Miles City, Mont. Sequencing of Dominette cost nearly $53 million dollars in 2009. Using today’s technology, animals can be sequenced at a cost of $35000, a greater than 10,000 fold cost reduction. A reasonable question is “Why might one want to have the DNA sequence of an animal or organism?” Using a process known as comparative genomics and a variety of other annotation methods, researchers have been able to identify more than 22,000 genes
that encode all the information needed to ‘make’ a beef animal. By comparing sequence of several individuals, one can identify differences in the DNA sequences. These differences are called polymorphisms or mutations. Some polymorphisms exist in the sequence in between genes, regions called introns.
Changes in the intron or noncoding sequence typically have no effect on a gene product, but can influence expression of genes through modifications in regulatory regions. Changes in the coding sequence, or exons, has the potential to change an animalâ€™s phenotype or performance through modification of the gene product (a protein, enzyme or other molecule). However, some polymorphisms in exons have no effect on the gene product. Using sequence data allows researchers to seek out the causal variants that impact economically important production traits in beef cattle. Current genotyping methods commercially available in beef cattle, including 50K genotypes, use polymorphisms in the non-coding sequence (introns) and, while useful, have limited predictive power. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) used in beef cattle rely on association or correlation with genotypes at causal locations nearby for predictive power. This limitation precludes the utility of a prediction equation for one breed that can be used to predict genetic merit of an animal in another breed. Genomics research underway in beef cattle at the University of Missouri includes a project to sequence up to 20 Maine-Anjou sires. The sequence of a few of these bulls was provided by research entities in Canada. The sequenced bulls were identified using an objective approach that indexed their influence on the Maine-Anjou pedigree through progeny, grand-progeny and great grand-progeny. The bulls identified represent a large percentage of the animals in the pedigree by proportion. As such, these bulls are also responsible for a large portion of the genetic variation in the breed as many animals trace their lineage to or through them.
Researchers are also sequencing large numbers of bulls from other breeds including Angus. There a number of goals in the sequencing exercise. One of these is to describe the genetic variation that exists within Maine-Anjou. By identifying and sequencing the influential sires in the MaineAnjou pedigree researchers are able to capture most of the genetic variation that exists within the breed. A variety of statistical methods will be used to find variants in the DNA sequence that are associated with variation in performance or phenotype. Knowledge of causal variants in other breeds can be investigated to ascertain if the same variants cause differences in Maine-Anjou animalâ€™s performance. A second goal using the sequence data is to search for causal variants that are unique or private to Maine-Anjou. The sequence of Maine-Anjou animals will be compared to nearly 50 Angus bulls that are sequenced and exist in the Maine-Anjou pedigree. The discoveries from this work will
enable better genomic predictions of not only Maine-Anjou animals, but crosses of Maine-Anjou and Angus which are common in the Maine-Anjou registry. Identification and annotation of causal variants within and across breeds represents the next horizon of genomic research and testing. Identification of causal variants holds the promise of much more powerful genomically based genetic predictions. Direct interrogation of the underlying cause of genetic differences offers the promise of substantially more powerful and robust diagnostic and predictive tools. Causal variants identified in this research may be used to inform the construction of a next generation genotyping and prediction platform. MaineAnjou breeders should be proud of the proactive and forward thinking approach undertaken by the associationâ€™s leadership and staff. AMAA is ahead of the curve compared to many other larger breeds in this regard.
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Weaning Strategies Related to Feedlot Calf Health Fall time of the year means it
is time to wean calves. Weaning is a stressful time for the calf, and when most of the calf sickness due to bovine respiratory disease occurs. Bovine respiratory disease continues to be the most common and economically significant disease in the feedlot. There are several different weaning strategies available to reduce the stress on the animals and ultimately improve calf health and performance. With appropriate management of animals and resources, each of the weaning methods available can be effectively performed. Traditional weaning includes removing the calf from the cow and transporting to a market source within a few days. The advantage of traditional weaning strategy for a cow-calf producer includes to transfer the labor 36 OCTOBER 2016
and resources necessary to wean and grow the calves, selling calves at a lesser weight and flesh receiving a greater dollar per pound sold, and transferring the price risk; however calves weaned in traditional methods increases the risk of sickness in the feedlot. With superior management and low stress handling methods, traditional weaning methods may be performed with minimal impact on animal health. Preconditioning programs were developed to decrease the sickness of calves in the feedlot. Decreasing the sickness in the feedlot can be accomplished by identifying calves which have been vaccinated, castrated, weaned, trained to eat processed grain from a bunk and drink water from a tank. Weaning and vaccinating calves for a period of 45 days has been shown to decrease the amount
of calf sickness 70% compared to calves which were weaned and immediately transported to the feedlot. There are a variety of preconditioning programs which include timing of vaccines and weaning duration. Calves which go through a precondition program have decreased shrink, additional body weight and potentially receive a greater price per pound compared to traditionally weaned calves at similar weight. Selling larger calves results in receiving a lesser dollar per pound price due to the price slide; however economic analyses assessing returns of preconditioning programs to the cow-calf producer were positive primarily due to the additional weight of calves sold at market. Common vaccine protocols for precondition programs include IBR, BVD, BRSV and PI3, and Mannheimia (Pasteurella)
haemolytica. The IBR, BVD, BRSV and PI3 are the common viruses and Mannheimia (Pasteurella) haemolytica is the common bacteria involved with bovine respiratory disease. Vaccines are used to decrease the amount of disease, but does not eliminate disease. Investigation of specific preconditioning program requirements for available preconditioning programs is recommended. Feed rations for post-weaned calves will need to be developed. The goal for any weaning program is for the calf to consume 1.5% of body weight of dry matter by 14 days on feed. Being able to get a calf to consume adequate nutrition is essential for healthy calves. Consultation with a nutritionist or veterinarian may be advisable to develop a ration appropriate for the calf with available resources. Fenceline weaning can be accomplished by separating the calf from its dam with use of a fence for a period of time. The separation allows partial contact of the calf with its dam, but prevents the ability to nurse. During this period, the calf can be transitioned to a processed diet. Research evaluating the effectiveness of fenceline weaning is highly variable compared to traditional methods. Nasal flaps have been used to place in calves to prevent nursing resulting in a two-stage weaning system. During the first phase of the weaning system, calves are still with their dams, but are unable to nurse. The second phase of the weaning system occurs when the calf is removed from its dam. The idea of the two-step weaning process is to reduce the amount of stress on the calf by slowly adapting the animal; however results of using the nasal flaps as a weaning strategy are highly variable.
Early weaning can be an effective option during drought conditions to manage forage availability and cow body condition score. Calves can be weaned as early as 70 days old. Bunk and water height needs to be considered for smaller size of calf at weaning. Nutritional management for early weaned calves needs to include palatable high-quality ingredients. The use of creep feeding prior to early weaning may improve the ability to bunk break the calves and adjust to eating processed feeds. Selection of which weaning strategy to use for your operation depends upon time and resources available combined with previous experience. Consultation with a local veterinarian and/or nutritionist is recommended to develop a weaning protocol optimal for your operation with appropriate management. Veterinary Research & Consulting Services would be available to assist in identifying a local veterinarian or further discussing weaning strategies, and we can be contacted by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. References Arthington, J. D. 2008. Effects of preshipping management on measures of stress and performance of beef steers during
feedlot receiving. J Anim Sci. Enriquez, D. 2011. Minimising the stress of weaning of beef calves: a review. Acta Vet Scand. Haley, D. B. 2005. The effects of weaning beef calves in two stages on their behavior and growth rate. J Anim Sci. Hilton, W. M. 2015. Management of preconditioned calves and impacts of preconditioning. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. Hilton, W. M. 2011. Profitability of preconditioning: lessons learned from an 11-year case study of an Indiana beef herd. Bov Pract. Myers, S. E. 1999. Production systems comparing early weaning to normal weaning with or without creep feeding for beef steers. J Anim Sci. Price, E. O. 2003. Fenceline contact of beef calves with their dams at weaning reduces the negative effects of separation on behavior and growth rate. J Anim Sci. Rasby, R. 2007. Early weaning beef calves. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. Step, D. L. 2008. Effects of commingling beef calves from different sources and weaning protocols during a forty-two-day receiving period on performance and bovine respiratory disease. J Anim Sci.
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• Ladd Landgraf, President - Region 3 17093 Coleman Rd. Madill, OK 73446 Ladd.Landgraf33@gmail.com • Hannah Topmiller, Vice President - Region 1 9111 S.R. 28 Pleasant Plain, Ohio (513) 877-3603 email@example.com • Kaylee Miller, Secretary/Treasurer - Region 2 18451 G76 Hwy. Lacona, IA 50139 (641) 534-3002 firstname.lastname@example.org
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by Stephanie Kersten Region 2 Director Hello everyone! My name is Stephanie Kersten, from Gretna, Neb. In June I was elected Region II Director. I am currently attending Northeast Community College in Norfolk, Neb., enrolled in the ag transfer program and will be on the livestock judging team. I attended my ninth junior national in Grand Island, Neb., this June and had a blast. A HUGE THANK YOU goes out to Lindsey Broek, Andee Marston, the Nebraska show committee and so many, many more for all the hard work and dedication they gave to make this year another fantastic success!! Show For the Gold brought in 353 head from 310 exhibitors. Congratulations to the champions, division winners, contest winners and all who participated! NEW THIS YEAR - Junior board fundraiser raffle. ONLY 100 tickets will be sold at $100/piece. The winner will receive: • A 7 night hotel stay in Hutchinson, Kan. • $100 gas card • $50 restaurant card • AND $50 show supply card IN ADDITION five additional winners will be chosen and they will receive ONE of the following • $50 gas card • $50 Walmart card • $50 Sullivan Supply card • $50 Weaver Leather card • OR a $50 restaurant card The winner will be announced at the Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale in Denver at the National Western Stock Show. Also, the junior board will be selling days for the 2017 calendar. You are able to purchase days for any of the months during the year to recognize sale dates, birthdays, etc. Contact any of the junior board members for questions regarding either one of the fundraisers we have. I hope to see everyone in October for the American Royal in Kansas City. The open and junior Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer shows are October 28, 2016 at noon. The NAILE Maine-Anjou junior show will be November 12, 2016 with the MaineTainer junior show on November 13, 2016. The National Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer show is Wednesday, November 16, 2016. Hope to see you all there!
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Junior Show Report
OHIO STATE FAIR Columbus, Ohio Judge: Gene Steiner, Ohio
INDIANA STATE FAIR Indianapolis, Ind. Judge: Chan Phillips, Kentucky
ILLINOIS STATE FAIR Springfield, Ill. Judge: Dave Allan, Texas
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Caitlin Schaub, Wapakoneta, Ohio
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Becca Chamberlin, Wincherster, Ind.
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Makenzie Ewalt, Canton, Ill.
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Hannah Topmiller, Pleasant Plain, Ohio
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Kady Graves, Russiaville, Ind.
Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Dalton Kennedy, Seaman, Ohio
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Cole Hiser, Jamestown, Ohio 40
Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Trevor Reiboldt, W. College Corner, Ind.
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Andrew Renfrow, Atlanta, Ill.
Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Jamie Moore, Piasa, Ill. R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Haley Jarck, Fairmount, Ind.
Junior Show Report
MISSOURI STATE FAIR Sedalia, Mo. Judge: Payton Dahmer, Missouri
IOWA STATE FAIR Des Moines, Iowa Judge: Matt Claeys, Indiana
NEBRASKA STATE FAIR Grand Island, Neb. Judge: Dan Shike, Illinois
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Ethan Forkner, Richards, Mo.
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Madison Conrad, Bennett, Iowa
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Tejlor Strope, Oâ€™Neill, Neb.
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Tanner Hudson, Trenton, Mo.
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Layne Pryor, Woodbine, Iowa
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Kali Stratman, West Point, Neb.
Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Noah Riley, Harrisonville, Mo.
Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Jenna Tlach, Prole, Iowa
Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Gavin Romshek, Shelby, Neb.
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Ellistin Morey, Golden City, Mo.
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Alyssa Flood, Carroll, Iowa
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Mekenzie Beattie, Sumner, Neb.
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Open Show Report
OHIO STATE FAIR Columbus, Ohio Judges: Bruce & Amy Stertzbach, Ohio
INDIANA STATE FAIR Indianapolis, Ind. Judge: Joe Hill, Tennessee
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Abbie Collins, New Paris, Ohio
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Davis Farms, Kingston, Ohio
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Ean Holmgren, S. Bend, Ind.
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Hannah Topmiller, Pleasant Plain, Ohio
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Chris Tooms, New Concord, Ohio
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Elizabeth Burger, Pittsboro, Ind.
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Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Kathy Lehman, Shelby, Ohio
Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Jackson Sills, Poneto, Ind.
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R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Shelby Manning, Fayette, Ohio 42
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Abagail Jacks, Tipton, Ind.
Open Show Report ILLINOIS STATE FAIR Springfield, Ill. Judge: Chuck Lemenager, Illinois
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Clampeechen Farm, Martinsville, Ind.
Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull Exhibited by: Andy & Trisha Bills, Columbia City, Ind.
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull Exhibited by: Brandywine Farms Cattle Co., Carthage, Ind.
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Jones Show Cattle, Chapin, Ill.
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Jones Show Cattle, Chapin, Ill.
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Krista Zueger, Stockton, Ill.
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Fancy Creek Farm, Springfield, Ill.
Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: McKenzie Davison, Geneseo, Ill.
Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull Exhibited by: Trent Bertsche, Flanagan, Ill.
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Mackenzee Hooten, Lerna, Ill.
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull Exhibited by: Jones Show Cattle, Chapin, Ill.
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Open Show Report IOWA STATE FAIR Des Moines, Iowa Judge: Colby Taber, Iowa
MISSOURI STATE FAIR Sedalia, Mo. Judge: Shane Bedwell, Missouri
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Macy Schroeder, Blakesburg, Iowa
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Maine Aim Ranch, Allerton, Iowa
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Hunter Randall, Monterey, La.
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Blueprint Cattle Co., Otley, Iowa
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Williams Cattle, Pleasantville, Iowa
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Jolene Ebersole, Kellerton, Iowa
Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Blueprint Cattle Co., Otley, Iowa
Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull Exhibited by: Kourtney Grimm, Audubon, Iowa
Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Noah Riley, Harrisonville, Mo.
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Dunk Cattle Co., Wayne, Neb.
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull Exhibited by: Taylor Duckett, New Liberty, Iowa
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Ellistin Morey, Golden City, Mo.
Open Show Report NEBRASKA STATE FAIR Grand Island, Neb. Judge: Curt Rincker, Illinois
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Haley Fitzpatrick, Wheeling, Mo.
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Tejlor Strope, Oâ€™Neill, Neb.
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Joshua Crank, Marshall, Mo.
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Stephanie Kersten, Gretna, Neb.
Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull Exhibited by: Joshua Crank, Marshall, Mo.
Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Stephanie Kersten, Gretna, Neb.
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull Exhibited by: Truline Maines, Richards, Mo.
R. Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Peterson Bros., Nebraska City, Neb.
Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Gana Cattle/Gateway Genetics, Pierce, Neb.
R. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Brent Sieck, Martell, Neb.
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In order to register online you must have a member number and password. If you have forgotten your login information or need access to Digital beef, please contact AMAA staff via e-mail or by phone. Registrations are completed and mailed in the order they are received. If you wish to place a rush on your registration work you must contact the AMAA to request a rush or Fed Ex.
Helpful tips when registering
To avoid delays in your registration work during our busy season, please follow the tips below: Double check that all blanks and information are correct and complete before mailing or submitting online. Things most commonly missed are: o Missing herd prefix and herd ID o Birthdates o Date of sale o Name of animal o Payment Make sure the person that is registering owns the dam with exception of ET calves. If ET, make sure the donor dam has been DNA, PHA & TH typed and that we have the results on file. If you are checking on work please e-mail us at email@example.com. When calling or e-mailing please have the name and breeder number of the person submitting the work. When registering annual active dams for performance only animals please submit them online if you have the capabilities. This will help the registrar processing tremendously. Rush work is processed ahead of regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail so please do not procrastinate to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers that they are purchasing from a reputable business person. As always, we appreciate you and your business and want to make sure that the registration process runs as smooth as possible. Thank you in advance for your extra time in making sure all work is correct, complete and received in a timely manner.
Registrations for upcoming shows
It is now time to register show animals for fall and winter shows. Please keep in mind during the fall and winter show season you will need to allow at least two to three weeks for turn-around on registrations and transfers sent in to our office. If a paper is needed within that time, a rush fee ($50 per eight head) will be required before the work will be completed. OCTOBER 2016 46
American Maine-Anjou Association P.O. Box 1100 - 204 Marshall Rd. Platte City, MO 64079-1100 AMAA (816) 431-9950 Fax (816) 431-9951 Voice (816) 858-9954 - Fax (816) 858-9953 maine-anjou.org - firstname.lastname@example.org
Staff M. Blake Nelson, executive vice president Marcena Fulton, registrar Lindsey Broek, Voice editor/director of youth, communications and shows Rhonda Boddicker, administrative assistant Bailey Sloan, office assistant Tammy Seevers, office assistant Donna Grame, office assistant Executive Committee: Marty Van Vliet, president Alicia Rigdon, 1st vice president Brett Carter, 2nd vice president Cody Tebbenkamp, secretary/treasurer John Griswold, director at-large Region I Troy Jones - (419) 230-8675 P.O. Box 35 - Harrod, OH 45850 Dennis Moore - (618) 410-3325 30992 State Hwy. 16 - Jerseyville, IL 62052 Cliff Randall - (318) 719-0560 5563 Hwy. 129 - Monterey, LA 71354 Eric Walker - (479) 601-3567 14844 Walker Rd. - Prairie Grove, AR 72753 Region II Hardy Oâ€™Hara - (406) 899-6903 Box 991 - Fort Benton, MT 59442 Alicia Rigdon - (417) 540-3986 19591 187th Ave. - New London, IA 52645 Cory Thomsen - (605) 730-2397 40460 254th St. - Mitchell, SD 57301 Marty Van Vliet - (641) 780-0631 372 90th Ave. - Otley, IA 50214 Region III Leon Matlock - (641) 628-9639 25118 C.R. 1380 - Anadarko, OK 73005 Brett Carter - (918) 914-3085 12594 N. C.R. 3340 - Stratford, OK 74872 John Griswold - (405) 780-3300 5922 S. Brush Creek Rd. - Stillwater, OK 74074 Jim Hett - (303) 435-1271 P.O. Box 175 - Roggen, CO 80652 At-Large Cody Tebbenkamp - (660) 641-2671 3705 Forum Blvd., Apt. 818 - Columbia, MO 65203 Jim Opperman - (712) 210-6013 10493 290th St. - Manning, IA 51455 Barry Nowatzke - (219) 872-6218 9335 W. 200 N. - Michigan City, IN 46360
If you are selling an animal, we ask that you register and transfer the animal in a timely manner to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers they are purchasing from a reputable business person. Rushes will be done in the order received; a rush fee is currently $50 (covers eight head). If rush work is faxed, it will be considered a rush unless otherwise specified. It is the breeder’s responsibility to give us a follow-up phone call to make sure the work is legible and to cover all fees. It is not our office staff ’s responsibility to call breeders that fax in registration work. No work will be released until payment is complete. Rush work is processed ahead of the regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail within one to two business days. We will do our best to complete rush work that is received in our office by 2 p.m. (Monday – Friday). There is no same-day turnaround. If requiring a registration number only, it will still be considered a rush as we still have to process the work to obtain the number. If you need to have registrations sent out by overnight delivery, there is an additional fee (in addition to the rush fee) for sending overnight. We normally use Federal Express (Fed Ex) and the charges are based on Fed Ex fees at that given time. Again, let us emphasize, it is your responsibility to contact our office to make arrangements for overnight delivery so that we have the correct shipping address and payment before sending. Fed Ex WILL NOT deliver to a post office box. A rush will be picked up by Fed Ex the next business day for delivery the following day. For big weekend events, such as
state expos, we reserve the right to require work to be in our office no later than 2 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to that weekend’s show. Please plan ahead. If a paper is needed within two weeks, a rush will be required at this time of year.
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accordingly when submitting. DNA results will be back in the AMAA office late the next week after the testing begins; TH and PHA results will be in our office two weeks later, usually on a Thursday. We would like to start sending the test results by e-mail only, please make sure we have an upto-date e-mail address for you, if applicable.
new self billing worksheet
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Please dispose of any old selfbilling worksheets and registration forms you may have to avoid work being held for price differences.
Tattoo year letter for 2017: e
Tattoo year letter for 2015: C
Tattoo year letter for 2017: f QUESTIONS ON REGISTERING Please read through the information found on our homepage at maine-anjou.org under “Member Information.”
dna, th and pha requirements
Prior to registering any ET calves, all donor dams (including commercial or non-registered dams) must have DNA, TH and PHA on file in our office. Also, all AI sires are required to have the same on file. Therefore, our office will hold any ET registrations submitted out of dams without testing on file as well as all registrations out of AI sires that do not have complete testing on file. If the donor dam is deceased and not tested, we do require that the ET(s) have the tests done, in the absence of the donor’s records. The DNA, TH and PHA testing can be done at GeneSeek. A submission form is found on our Web site, maine-anjou.org. Maine-Anjou samples are put into testing at GeneSeek on Wednesdays, please plan
All new members must choose a program when submitting a new membership. The two programs that are offered are MAPP and Breeders Choice. You may read about these two programs by visiting maine-anjou.org and clicking on “Member Information” and then choose the “MAPP or Breeders Choice” option. If a membership is submitted without choosing a program, the new member will be placed in the Breeders Choice program.
Non-registered bulls and females must be entered as a foundation animal prior to MaineTainer progeny being registered. All current “P” (performance only) cattle will be grand-fathered into the program. If the sire is an AI sire and registered at another breed association, the pedigree and testing must be on file with the AMAA. The charge to add a sire pedigree will be a one-time charge of $40. If the AMAA finds that the pedigree has already been paid for by another breeder, the $40 charge will not be applied. Dams registered at another breed association may also be added OCTOBER 2016 47
for a one-time charge of $25. See the new self-billing sheet for foundation fees.
bull calf registration
If registering a bull calf born after Jan. 1, 2014, it must be TH/PHA free by parentage or have testing completed prior to registering and on file with the AMAA. Carriers will no longer be registered, but may be entered as a foundation animal. If registrations are submitted before testing has been completed, the animal will not be registered. Instead, the animal will be given a performance number at a nonrefundable penalty charge of $10. Once the animal has been tested the registration may be completed at the regular rate. Please plan accordingly as testing can take up to three weeks.
Registered animals with certificates are now able to be transferred online but must be completed by the current owner by logging into his/her online account to complete the transfer. If the buyer is responsible for the transfer fees, the seller must indicate this in the comment line, otherwise the seller will be charged the transfer fees. Remember, anytime you transfer an animal your dues must be paid unless the animal being transferred is the last animal in your inventory. You will be able to see your current inventory when logging in to your account online.
online registration discounts
A 10 percent discount on registration fees will be given to all active members registering online (discount does not apply to annual dues, new memberships, MAPP fees or foundation animals). If you have not created an online
account, you may do so by visiting maine-anjou.org, select the green tab that says “Login”, select “Create Account”, enter your current breeder number, enter your e-mail address, verify your e-mail address and enter a password of your choice. You will then be automatically logged in to your account. You may view your current inventory, cancelled animals you no longer have, register and transfer animals and enroll your MAPP online if you are a current MAPP member.
Purchase registration blocks
You may purchase registration blocks of 15, 25, 50, 75 and 100 at a discounted rate. These blocks are prepaid registrations and may only be used for animals under 13 months of age. Any unused blocks expire December 31 of each year. See the new self-billing worksheet for pricing. Multiple discounts will not be allowed. If you register online, the block discount (the greater discount) will be applied at checkout.
MAPP inventories are now due. Directions are posted on our website on how to enroll your current inventory. If you would prefer to have your inventory mailed, please contact Donna Grame at (816) 431-9950. MAPP members must have their 2016 fees paid to register for the 2016 year.
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GVC Twitter has been tested and confirmed as a carry of Congenital Contractural Arachnodactly (CA)
Congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CA) is a non-lethal autosomal recessive genetic disorder in cattle. An autosomal recessive defect is a disease caused by the presence of two recessive mutant genes on an autosome.
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Do We HAVE to Cull Genetic Defect Cattle? by Jared Decker
everal years ago, I authored an article for BEEF Cow-Calf Weekly that spelled out my perspective on how the beef industry should manage genetic defects rather than immediately eliminate all carriers. One could assume that is simply the opinion of an academic. However, there is data to back up the view that harsh approaches 52
to eliminate genetic defects have a negative impact on the beef industry. First, I recount an unfortunate event. In 2015, W/C WIDE TRACK 694Y was identified as a carrier of Contractural Arachnodactyly (CA), a.k.a. Fawn calf. This bull was tested as part of regular surveillance of commonly used artificial insemination (AI)
bulls in the Simmental breed. Later it was discovered that the positive test result was false. Before this test result could be fixed and the bull correctly identified as CAfree, the bull was euthanized. I hesitate to recount this story, because I donâ€™t want to rub salt in the wounds of the bullâ€™s breeders. However, this story powerfully illustrates the extreme
stigma of genetic defects within the beef industry. The breeders did not want to be known as the propagators of CA within the Simmental breed. We need to recognize that genetic defect are a known unknown; we know all animals carry broken genes, but it is unknown which broken genes will rise to high enough frequency in a breed to cause pregnancy loss or produce affected calves with an observed defect and thus require management. It is also difficult to know which rare, low-frequency DNA variants are neutral and which variants have severe negative effects. To be clear, we needed to stop holding breeders accountable for biological processes that are out of their control.
2013 plotted in red is significantly different from the predicted trend. Was that in part because of attitudes toward managing genetic defects? Perhaps. With more sensible approaches, perhaps the genetic trend would have continued to increase at the historic rate. I applaud the American Simmental Association for removing the color system from their TraitTrac carrier status reports and the American Angus Association for modifying rules regarding DD registrations. However, to be completely honest, I fear this period of cattle history reflects a habit of trusting opinion and our gut rather than relying on data and better practices. In order to compete with other protein sources, beef producers
Figure 1. Genetic trend for marbling in the American Angus Association. Blue dashed line is regression of marbling on year, accounting for correlation in time; blue dotted lines represent 95% confidence intervals. Second, consider Figure 1 above graphing the genetic trend of marbling within the Angus breed. From 1995 to 2008, the marbling EPD increased by 0.03 marbling score units per year. In 2008, the trend makes a dog leg, and the three-year period from 2011 to
ease direct. We need to stop using informal selection criteria and independent culling levels. Instead, we need to use the more rigorous economic selection indexes. We need to stop double counting data, such as using actual birth weight, birth weight EPD, and calving ease EPD when selecting heifer bulls. Instead, if we want to make more reliable and precise selection decisions, we need to buy bulls and select heifers with genomic-enhanced EPDs and genomic predictions. In fact, the increased genetic trend for marbling from 2014 to 2015 in Angus may be due to the benefits of genomic-enhanced EPDs. Genetic defects, whether dwarfism in the 1960s or the collection discovered in the last 10 years, have always had a negative impact on the industry. Some problems are simply a consequence of biology. But what can change are our attitudes, approaches, and practices. We can more fully embrace science and technology, leading to profitable and sustainable beef production for our children and grandchildren. Jared Decker is assistant professor and state beef genetics Extension specialist at the University of Missouri. **Reprinted with permission from BEEF. http://beefmagazine.com.**
need to adopt new technologies and optimal practices. We need to wean ourselves from our â€œaddictionâ€? to actual performance data, with actual birth weights being the biggest offender. Instead, we need to focus on the economically relevant EPDs, such as calving
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