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Inside: • 2010 ACA National Show Results • Tribute to Doug Stephens & Winfred Brown


SLC Ace In The Hole 530T 2CA Sire: RDD Destinys Ace 1CA • Dam: VOL Lady Di 260K 2CA • DOB: 4/20/07 BW: 2.5 • WW: 51.8 • YW: 95.8 • Milk: 9.3 • %Chi: 25.34

Semen: $30/unit 20 or more units: $25/unit

SLC Cadillac 2CA

Senior Bull Calf Reserve Champion – 2010 ACA National Show

SLC Daisey 1CM

Senior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion – 2010 ACA National Show

April 16, 2010 • 1 p.m. CST

SCHRICK Land & Cattle, Ltd.

728 White Bull Lane, Millsap, TX 76066 • Phone & Fax: (940) 682-SHOW schricklandandcattle@yahoo.com • www.schricklandandcattle.com Keith & Dana – (817) 366-6435 Jason & Andrea – (817) 366-8511 Josh & Erica – (817) 597-4822

Chad Hudgins, Ranch Manager – (817) 597-8970 (817) 374-2252

SLC Sale Facility • Millsap, TX 728 White Bull Lane, Millsap, Texas 76066

Selling Chi, Chiangus & Simmental Show Prospects, Bulls & Production Females


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January 2011 • Volume 38, No. 4

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ACA National Show & Sale Coverage

An ACA Tribute – Winfred Brown & Doug Stephens – Patriots of the Breed

Director of Marketing & Performance Tanner Winter acamarketing@earthlink.net Administrative/Membership Services Coordinator Samantha Winter acamembership@earthlink.net

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Registrar Jennifer Roach acaregistrations@earthlink.net

ACA Board of Directors Minutes

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Chi Commentary Chi Performance Ladies Auxiliary AJCA Update Baxter Black Ultrasound 101

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On the Cover:

New Junior Members Upcoming Events New Adult Members ACA Bulletin Show Reports Sale Reports Advertiser Listing

There's nothing more thrilling than watching a mother care for her newborn calf. A perfect reminder of the excitement of the new year. Photo by Melissa Beckett.

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The CJB Herd is on the move! We would like to thank David Cattle Company of Pilot Point, TX for purchasing the CJB cowherd! Also, Thanks to Chad & Marty Koop, Cornersville, TN for purchasing our bred heifers! It’s been a great ride!

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David Cattle Co.

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RDD Ms Ace 1P 2CA

2005 National Champion Female A FLUSH SELLS!!

BMW Tough Guy 323X 1CM calved 3/23/10 Sired by Who Da Man

HBSC Mr Dr Who 045X 1CM

GFM Miss Candy Apple 83

calved 3/25/2010 Sired by Doctor Who

calved 3/22/10 • Sired by Eye Candy

2011 ACA

Bull & Female Sale

Sunday, January 16, 2011 1:00 p.m. at the Livestock Center Auction Arena, in the Yards at the National Western Stock Show, Denver, Colorado Selling 30 Lots: Featuring the ‘Hybrid Advantage’ Chi Influence Genetics Bulls • Females • Flushs & Embryos Sponsored by the American Chianina Association Sale Management By:

Sears Marketing Services, LLC Alan Sears

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Schedule of Events: ACA Pen Show, Bulls & Females LCAA Evaluation of Sale Cattle LCAA ‘Hybrid Advantage’ Bull & Female Sale LCAA


Chi Commentary by Stan Comer, CEO

2011 Is Here – It's Time to Get Excited!!!

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appy New Year! When you receive this issue of the ACJ we will have entered into 2011 with a lot of exciting Chianina events to look forward to including the National Western Hybrid Advantage Sale in Denver complete with the famous rib eye steak sandwich lunch (sponsored by EDJE Technologies), The Fort Worth Stock Show with a new Chiangus open division and featuring a new twist on the Southwest Region BBQ dinner showcasing CHIANINA BEEF (thank you to AB’s Ranch, Hillsboro, Texas for donating the beef!). The 2011 NJHS will be held in Kansas City and we are looking forward to an evening of food and fun at the ACA National Headquarters in Platte City. Throw in to the mix numerous State Beef Expos & Sales (including a new show and sale in Ohio), Chianina production sales across the country and some new events yet to be announced and we are off to a fantastic first half of the year. The 2010 ACA National Show/ Sale in Louisville, Ky., showcased the most advanced combination of phenotypic and genotypic excellence available in the cattle business today. The new format for the ACA National Hybrid Advantage Sale/Banquet was well received and plans are currently underway to make improvements to the evening event and make the 2011 event even bigger and better. I would personally like to thank Kay and Charles Burk from Panhandle, Texas for donating their beautiful matched set of Galen Struve crafted Chianina

Bronzes to our benefit auction and to Jill and Wayne Miller, Talmo Ranch for purchasing the lot for $2,750. A portion of the proceeds were designated to the Ladies Auxiliary to fund an AJCA Scholarship. I would also like to thank the breeders for their commitment to the ACA by generously donating rare genetic packages, benefit items and portions of their sale proceeds and thank you to those who purchased them. The ACA recently lost two of our pioneer breeders. Winfred Brown of Weatherford, Texas and Doug Stephens of Ogden , Utah. Their passion and dedication to the Chianina breed was indeed an inspiration and we thank them and their families for their contributions to this breed! My challenge to all ACA and AJCA members (including myself) in 2011 is to make the most of every opportunity that presents itself or that you create, to not only improve ourselves, our families and our cattle operations but to also look around us, our communities and our industry and take the initiative to put ourselves in position to be able to take advantage of opportunities that will enhance and promote Agriculture and this great CHIANINA breed of cattle. May you all have an exciting and prosperous year!

ACA Board of Directors Chairman – Steve Melroe

8005 Hwy 32 • Gwinner, ND 58040 Home: (701) 678-2225 melroefarms@yahoo.com Northwest Region • Term expires 2011

Vice Chairman – Rob Sheets

8250 U.S. Hwy 52 W • West Lafayette, IN 47906 Home: (765) 583-4565 rsheets462@aol.com At Large • Term expires 2013

Secretary – Ken Culp III

1065 Durham Lane, Nicholasville, KY 40356 Home: (859) 881-9115 • Cell: (859) 227-7506 ken.culp@uky.edu Southeast Region • Term expires 2011

Treasurer – Dwight Hossle

Box 98, Faulkton, SD 57438 Home: (605) 598-6751 • Cell: (605) 380-4677 dwight.hossle@dacotahbank.com At-Large • Term expires 2011

Dennis Clarahan

19425 280th Ave • Harper, IA 52231 Home: (641) 635-2105 • Cell: (319) 330-6377 dclar@iowatelecom.net Northeast Region • Term expires 2012

Don Esch

9362 Apache Rd. • Longmont, CO 80504 Home: (303) 833-6554 • Cell: (303) 709-1595 don@eschcattle.com At-Large • Term expires 2012

John Higgins

9845 Statesville Rd. • Watertown, TN 37184 Home: (615) 273-2656 • Cell: (615) 207-4555 higginjo@realtracs.com At-Large • Term expires 2012

Mark Johnson

4620 Goldfinch Ave. • Maurice, IA 51036 Home: (712) 567-3986 mpjchi@mtcnet.net At-Large • Term expires 2013

Art Pittman

P.O. Box 336 • Micro, NC 27555 Home: (919) 284-5580 • Cell: (919) 291-2345 apittman@eastcoastequip.com At Large • Term expires 2013

Ed Miller

8805 Fm 818 • Big Spring, TX 79740 Home: (432) 398-5348 • Cell: (432) 816-8676 ecmiller26@hotmail.com At Large • Term expires 2012

Keith Schrick

1624 Ft. Worth Hwy, Weatherford, TX 76086 Cell: (817) 366-6435 schricks2007@dfwonline.net At-Large • Term expires 2011

Brad Stoppel

18361 Reservior Rd. • Russell, KS 67665 Home: (785) 483-2753 • Cell: (785) 483-1294 Southwest Region • Term expires 2013

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Chi Performance by Tanner Winter, Director of Marketing & Performance Programs

2011 and Beyond

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his discussion is one that presents some challenges. Obviously it depends how much lower input costs become During the time between when this article is being versus how much weaning weight is lowered. If those input written and when it is being read, so much could costs save $40/cow but I lose $60/weaned calf compared change. That statement sums up the environment in which to the year before, I might look back wishing for a mulligan. we are currently breeding cattle. Currently the United States With that said, how can we do both successfully? Utilizacow numbers are the smallest they have been in decades tion of the proper Chianina or Chiangus bulls is the key! and shrinking, corn is all over the place but continues to Heterosis is expressed when two breeds are bred to each look up, land is increasingly valuable and fed cattle futures other that are as genetically different as possible. This is look to possibly pass a 7 year high. Once again that may be where Chianina cattle have the upper hand. totally different by the time anyone reads this. Tables 1-4 illustrate the expected heterosis from F1s So what is there to look forward to in 2011? Table 1. Increase in heterozygosity of F1 animals when respective breeds are crossed With corn and soybean Breed A C Ch G H PH L MA Sa Sh S SD prices staying elevated, Angus (A) 0.00 0.11 0.19 0.12 0.16 0.11 0.10 0.06 0.15 0.06 0.07 0.09 it isn’t crazy to think that Charolais (C) 0.11 0.00 0.13 0.09 0.15 0.14 0.05 0.10 0.05 0.10 0.06 0.15 additional acres will be Chianina (Ch) 0.19 0.13 0.00 0.13 0.26 0.27 0.14 0.17 0.16 0.18 0.16 0.24 0.12 0.09 0.13 0.00 0.18 0.19 0.11 0.15 0.11 0.14 0.06 0.15 recommitted to cropland Gelbvieh (G) Hereford (H) 0.14 0.15 0.26 0.18 0.00 0.01 0.17 0.16 0.20 0.11 0.15 0.18 and taken away from beef Polled Hereford (PH) 0.11 0.14 0.27 0.19 0.01 0.00 0.17 0.14 0.20 0.09 0.07 0.11 cows, further forcing Limousin (L) 0.10 0.05 0.14 0.00 0.17 0.17 0.00 0.08 0.06 0.09 0.07 0.11 the US cow inventory Maine-Anjou (MA) 0.06 0.10 0.17 0.15 0.16 0.14 0.08 0.00 0.15 0.06 0.10 0.12 downward. Yes the price Salers (Sa) 0.15 0.05 0.16 0.11 0.20 0.20 0.06 0.15 0.00 0.18 0.07 0.21 of cattle is up and could Shorthorn (Sh) 0.06 0.10 0.18 0.14 0.11 0.09 0.09 0.06 0.18 0.00 0.12 0.09 be profitable if feed input Simmental (S) 0.07 0.06 0.16 0.06 0.15 0.15 0.07 0.10 0.07 0.12 0.00 0.14 costs would stay put or South Devon (SD) 0.09 0.15 0.24 0.15 0.18 0.17 0.11 0.12 0.21 0.09 0.14 0.00 go down, which may Adapted from Rouchsedge et al., 2001. not be the case. This environment is set up for Table 2. Increase in heterozygosity of F1 animals when respective breeds are crossed those cattlemen who can A C Ch G H PH L MA Sa Sh S SD most effectively manage Breed Angus (A) 0.00 7.32 12.87 7.76 9.05 0.32 6.87 4.05 10.04 3.8 4.77 5.85 their input costs while Charolais (C) 7.32 0.00 8.97 6.21 9.89 9.43 3.35 6.43 3.21 6.43 3.91 9.89 maximizing outputs Chianina (Ch) 12.87 8.97 0.00 8.51 17.50 17.85 9.27 10.97 10.66 12.23 10.82 15.90 to flourish. Sounds as Gelbvieh (G) 7.76 6.21 8.51 0.00 12.23 12.63 7.32 10.04 7.61 9.12 4.20 9.96 simple as any other year Hereford (H) 9.05 9.89 17.50 12.23 0.00 0.74 11.44 10.89 13.03 7.32 10.04 12.23 right? Polled Hereford (PH) 7.32 9.43 17.85 12.63 0.74 0.00 11.05 9.27 13.19 5.92 9.89 11.44 The trick comes to Limousin (L) 6.87 3.35 9.27 0.00 11.44 11.05 0.00 5.41 3.77 6.29 4.77 7.47 the point of diminishing Maine-Anjou (MA) 4.05 6.43 10.97 10.04 10.89 9.27 5.41 0.00 10.04 3.77 6.95 7.76 returns. For instance, is Salers (Sa) 10.04 3.21 10.66 7.61 13.03 13.19 3.77 10.04 0.00 11.68 4.62 14.08 it better to moderate cow Shorthorn (Sh) 3.77 6.43 12.23 9.12 7.32 5.92 6.29 3.77 11.68 0.00 7.69 6.21 Simmental (S) 4.77 3.91 10.82 4.20 10.04 9.89 4.77 6.95 4.62 7.69 0.00 9.27 size to lower input costs South Devon (SD) 5.85 9.89 15.90 9.96 12.23 11.44 7.47 7.76 14.08 6.21 9.27 0.00 while indirectly diminishing weaning weights?

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Chi Performance (continued) derived from combinations Table 3. Weaning weight expected heterosis (%) in F1's. of 12 different breeds in Breed A C Ch G H PH L MA respect to overall heterozy0.00 1.94 3.42 2.06 2.40 4.00 1.82 1.08 gosity, cow fertility, weaning Angus (A) Charolais (C) 1.94 0.00 2.38 1.65 2.62 2.50 0.89 1.71 weight and survival to Chianina (Ch) 3.42 2.38 0.00 2.26 4.65 4.74 2.46 2.91 weaning. Most importantly, Gelbvieh (G) 2.06 1.65 2.26 0.00 3.25 3.35 1.94 2.66 notice the levels of heterosis Hereford (H) 2.40 2.62 4.65 3.25 0.00 0.20 3.04 2.89 for Chianina crossed with Polled Hereford (PH) 1.94 2.50 4.74 3.35 0.20 0.00 2.93 2.46 Angus, Hereford, Polled Her- Limousin (L) 1.82 0.89 2.46 0.00 3.04 2.93 0.00 1.44 eford and Shorthorn. Across Maine-Anjou (MA) 1.08 1.71 2.91 2.66 2.89 2.46 1.44 0.00 the board in the tables, Salers (Sa) 2.66 0.85 2.83 2.02 3.46 3.50 1.00 2.66 Chianina crossed with these Shorthorn (Sh) 1.00 1.71 3.25 2.42 1.94 1.57 1.67 1.00 Simmental (S) 1.26 1.04 2.87 1.11 2.66 2.62 1.26 1.84 respective British breeds South Devon (SD) 1.55 2.62 4.22 2.64 3.25 3.04 1.98 2.06 express higher heterosis than any European breed crossed in the same manner. Table 4. Survival to weaning expected heterosis (%) for F1's. This not only proves how A C Ch G H PH L MA genetically unique and potent Breed Angus (A) 0.00 1.90 3.34 2.01 2.35 1.90 1.78 1.05 Chianina cattle are, but it also Charolais (C) 1.90 0.00 2.33 1.61 2.56 2.44 0.87 1.67 goes to show their usefulChianina (Ch) 3.34 2.33 0.00 2.21 4.54 4.63 2.41 2.85 ness as a foundation breed Gelbvieh (G) 2.01 1.21 2.21 0.00 3.17 3.28 1.90 2.60 in composites with British Hereford (H) 2.35 2.56 4.54 3.17 0.00 0.19 2.97 2.83 breeds. The use of Chiangus Polled Hereford (PH) 1.90 2.44 4.63 3.28 0.19 0.00 2.87 2.41 bulls, for instance, would Limousin (L) 1.78 0.87 2.41 0.00 2.97 2.87 0.00 1.40 allow a producer the ability to Maine-Anjou (MA) 1.05 1.67 2.85 2.60 2.83 2.41 1.40 0.00 moderate input costs in their Salers (Sa) 2.60 0.83 2.77 1.98 3.38 3.42 0.98 2.60 cow herd while maintaining Shorthorn (Sh) 0.98 1.67 3.17 2.37 1.90 1.54 1.63 0.98 Simmental (S) 1.24 1.02 2.81 1.09 2.60 2.56 1.24 1.80 the heterosis needed to South Devon (SD) 1.52 2.56 4.12 2.58 3.17 2.97 1.94 2.01 maximize output. In addition to those benefits, Chiangus sired calves will almost always be black, polled, efficient, lean and have the ability to marble, all key components to qualify under CAB and yet go a step further in any operations profit formulations. Going forward into 2011 and beyond it is important to remember that more times than not, Chiangus bulls will keep the ranch balance as black as their calves while moderating risk with the predictability of a composite!

Sa 2.66 0.85 2.83 2.02 3.46 3.50 1.00 2.66 0.00 3.10 1.23 3.74

Sh 1.00 1.71 3.25 2.42 1.94 1.57 1.67 1.00 3.10 0.00 2.04 1.65

S 1.26 1.04 2.87 1.11 2.66 2.62 1.26 1.84 1.23 2.04 0.00 2.46

SD 1.55 2.62 4.22 2.64 3.25 3.04 1.98 2.06 3.74 1.65 2.46 0.00

Sa 2.60 0.83 2.77 1.98 3.38 3.42 0.98 2.60 0.00 3.03 1.20 3.65

Sh 0.98 1.67 3.17 2.37 1.90 1.54 1.63 0.98 3.03 0.00 1.99 1.61

S 1.24 1.02 2.81 1.09 2.60 2.56 1.24 1.80 1.20 1.99 0.00 2.41

SD 1.52 2.56 4.12 2.58 3.17 2.97 1.94 2.01 3.65 1.61 2.41 0.00

An ACA Thank You

The ACA would like to say a special thank you to Danny Coward for donating his winnings from the ACA Beef Derby back to the ACA. This generous donation will help the ACA accomplish it’s goals for 2011. ACJ

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ACA Ladies Auxiliary by Jessica Cheesman, Auxiliary President

ACA Ladies Auxiliary Directors Jessica Cheesman – President 4199 S 900 W • Farmland, IN 47340 (765) 468-7405 At Large

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nother year of great cattle and friends has come and gone as we look forward to 2011. I hope everyone had a safe trip home from Louisville. We made it through the holidays and now it is time to start traveling down the road again. Thank you to those who donated and bought at the Silent Auction. The Ladies Auxiliary is selling cookbooks as a fundraiser this year. You may purchase the cookbooks through the ACA or contact Deb Geuns or Jill Miller. They are $12 each or three for $30. We will also have cookbooks for sale at the upcoming shows in 2011. I would like to thank all the Ladies who attended the luncheon. We had another great turn out this year. Gifts were exchanged and fun was had by all. Any upcoming seniors wanting to apply for the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, the deadline is May 1, 2011. Please contact Sue Comer for more information at (765) 874-2228 or suecomer@yahoo.com. Thank you to our National Queen, Kelsey Culp, from Kentucky. She has done a tremendous job this year promoting our breed. Anyone interested in running for the National Queen, please contact Jill Miller at (706) 693-4133. The deadline for the queen contest is May 1, 2011. I wish everyone a successful year in the ring and lets make 2011 the best! ~ Jessica

Recipe Corner Ingredients: 1 boneless beef top sirloin steak, cut 1 inch thick 1/2 c water Marinade & Sauce: 1/2 c. teriyaki marinade and sauce 1/3 c. orange marmalade 2 Tbsp. creamy peanut butter 1 Tbsp. finely chopped ginger 3 large garlic cloves, crushed 2 tsp. dark sesame oil Instructions: 1. Combine marinade ingredients in small saucepan over medium heat, whisking just until blended. Remove from heat. Place steak in 1/3 cup marinade mixture in plastic bag; turn steak to coat. Close bag securely and marinate in refrigerator 30 minutes, turning once. Reserve remaining marinade mixture for sauce. 2. Remove steak from marinade; discard marinade. Place steak on rack in broiler pan so surface of beef is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil steak 16-21 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning once. 3. Meanwhile add water to reserved sauce in small saucepan; bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 12 to 15 minutes or until slightly thickened, stirring occasionally. 4. Carve steak into slices. Serve steak with sauce.

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3091 144th Ave • Dorr, MI 49323

(616) 896-9433 Northeast Region

Deb Geuns – Secretary/Treasurer 4995 Sleight Rd. • Bath, MI 48808 (517) 641-7152 At Large Sue Comer Box 383 • Lynn, IN 47355 (765) 874-2228 Northeast Region Nancy Culp 1065 Durham Ln. • Nicholasville, KY 40356 (859) 881-9115 At Large Shawnda Foster Rt 2, Box 36 • Lockney, TX 79241 (806) 652-2383 Southwest Region

Citrus Ginger Teriyaki Steak

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Susan Ostrom – Vice President

Recipe from www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Marna Higgins 9845 Statesville Rd. • Watertown, TN 37184 (615) 273-2656 Southeast Region Misty Lehnert 330 S Hood Rd. • Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 (931) 766-0504 Southeast Region Christine Miller 4725 State Hwy 154 • Torrington, WY 82240 (307) 532-4771 Northwest Region Barb Ohlrichs 55943 US Hwy 275 • Norfolk, NE 68701 (402) 371-0695 Northwest Region Rhetta Riley 1607 Avenue G • Abernathy, TX 79311 (806) 298-2591 Southwest Region


AJCA Update

AJCA Board & Directors Executive Committee:

President • Josh Nelson Vice President • Segayle Foster Secretary • Kelsey Culp Treasurer • Kelsey Rutt Public Relations • Taylor Graham Public Relations • Tyler Mackey

AJCA Directors: Matthew Blankenship – Southeast Region 7375 Nolensville Rd Nolensville, TN 37135 (615) 776-2805 • Term expires 2012 Quintin Bucher – At Large 23430 State Rd. 95 Marietta, IL 61459 (309) 255-0752 • Term expires 2012 Front Row (L to R): Matthew Blankenship, Nolensville, Tenn.; Kelsey Culp, Nicholasville, Ky.; Segayle Foster, Lockney, Texas; Kelsey Rutt, Minden, Neb.; Megan Hunt, New Madison, Ohio; Tyler Mackey, Blum, Texas. Back Row (L to R): Josh Nelson, Valparaiso, Neb.; Will Coor, Selma, N.C.; Taylor Graham, Crossville, Tenn.; Quintin Bucher, Marietta, Ill.; Shane McGlothlin, Anadarko, Okla.; Ty Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa.

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elcome to the New Year! I hope that all of you had a happy holiday season and stayed safe during the winter weather. With this New Year before us it is time for us to truly leave our mark. Not as a Chianina breed, but as a beef cattle industry. Today there is more scrutiny than ever on the safety of the product that we produce. This scrutiny comes from groups such as the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS – The largest animal rights group in the nation), People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and other animal rights groups. Those of you who live in California, Ohio and Colorado have probably become familiar with the organization due to recent encounters. However, for those of you who don’t know much about the HSUS, here are some quick facts about the organization. In their 2009 tax return the organization reported total revenue of $101.6 million with expenses of $121.7 million. Their expenses include fundraising and salary; their funding expenses of $22.3 million includes television ads and print publications that bash animal agriculture saying that we as producers are cruel to our animals. Within their salary expenses they pay out a total of $35.8 million with $269,180 going to their CEO Wayne Pacelle. Twenty-nine (29) of their 629 employees receive six (6) figure earnings every year. As of December 31, 2009 they had reported total assets of $201.1 million and net assets of $160.5 million. The HSUS’ main goal is to wipe out all animal agriculture around the world by distributing false propaganda about how farmers and ranchers care for their livestock. Such false propaganda includes quotes and incorrect facts. Over the years, the general population has viewed this incorrect information so many times that they believe it is true. This follows the saying that if you tell a lie long enough, it will become the truth. Many of the activists don’t realize that the family farm businesses that they try to ruin, such as us, can’t exploit land or animals because commonly, the long-term goal is to pass the assets along to the next generation.

Will Coor – At Large 1935 Batten Farm Rd. Selma, NC 27576 (919) 284-5630 • Term expires 2012 Kelsey Culp – At Large 1065 Durham Ln. Nicholasville, KY 40356 (859) 576-7460 • Term expires 2011 Segayle Foster – At Large 1231 County Road 57 Lockney, TX 79241 (806) 652-2383 • Term expires 2011 Taylor Graham – At Large (Representing Northeast Region) 2355 Peavine Firetower Rd Crossville, TN 38571 (931) 260-6666 • Term expires 2011 Megan Hunt – At Large 2505 Weavers Ft. Jefferson Rd. New Madison, OH 45346 (937) 548-3050 • Term expires 2012 Tyler Mackey – Southwest Region 352 HCR 1120 Blum, TX 76627 (859) 583-0826 • Term expires 2012 Shane McGlothlin –At Large Rt. 2, Box 88 Anadarko, OK 73005 (405) 247-3523 • Term expires 2011 Josh Nelson – Northwest Region 2918 Co. Rd. C Valparaiso, NE 68065 (402) 784-2556 • Term expires 2011 Kelsey Rutt – At Large 447 W 16th Minden, NE 68959 (308) 832-1953 • Term expires 2011 Ty Sexton – At Large 1752 Willow Ave. Ainsworth, IA 52201 (319) 657-3928 • Term expires 2012

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AJCA Update (continued) According to Bob Stallman, current American Farm Bureau Federation President, “The biggest issue we face is that the American people are so far removed from agriculture and the way livestock and their meat is produced that they accept the emotional arguments which are not fact based that the animal rights groups use to pass legislation to restrict the way producers raise animals.  We do care for our animals. We would not be successful otherwise, and we do take care of their welfare.  We just have to do a better job of telling that story to a public that really doesn’t understand much about production agriculture.” The best way for us to go out and combat this issue is to tell our story. If

we don’t tell our story about how we do care for our animals then groups such as HSUS and PETA will tell the story for us. I encourage each and every one of you to develop YOUR elevator speech; this needs to be about a 30 second speech that you develop in which you say who you are, where your from, what you do, and how you care for your animals. My example of my elevator speech would be the following. Hello, my name is Ty Sexton. I’m a fourth generation cattle breeder from Ainsworth, Iowa. I would like to talk with you about how I care for the welfare of my livestock that I raise. It’s simple and great way for us to be our own advocate for the beef industry.

Remember, if we don’t tell our side of the story, somebody else will tell it for us. If you want to learn more go to www.humanewatch.org to learn more about how to combat the Humane Society of the United States. Good luck to all of you at the spring shows coming up this year and I hope to see all of you in Kansas City this summer. Ty Sexton AJCA Board of Directors P.S. Catch up on your sleep, because spring calving is coming fast.

New Junior Members California

Rebecca Rotter 25444 Larkspur Ct Salinas, CA 93908

Colorado

Laurie Reid 14510 Brighton Rd Brighton, CO 80601 Lisa Reid 14510 Brighton Rd Brighton, CO 80601 Kyndal Reitzenstein 22848 W Cr 51 Kersey, CO 80644

Jessica Tompkins 34337 N Swegle Rd London Mills, IL 61544

Brodey Flagle 2360 Hyden Rd Spencer, IN 47460

Georgia

Gary Wynne 1504 280th Ave Alexis, IL 61412

Drake Geiger 4417 W 475 S Albion, IN 46701

INdiana

Majenica Geiger 4417 W 475 S Albion, IN 46701

Kaitlan Canaday 6436 Hwy 320 Toccoa, GA 30577 Travis Royster 1020 Jim Johnson Rd Winder, GA 30680

Illinois

Clayton Beck 3115 N 1925 East Rd Mt Auburn, IL 62547

Chance Serrano 12245 Flag Dr Lafayette, CO 80026

Tyler Braun 1855 DD Rd Columbia, IL 62236

Florida

Megan Taylor 24334 N 21 Ave Nokomis, IL 62075

Makayla Keeney 230 Pulitzer Rd Fort Pierce, FL 34945

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Jake Dillon Stines 2302 Country Lane Plant City, FL 33565

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Remington Allen 3589 N. Co Rd 775 W W. Baden Springs, IN 47469 John Baird 378 E 1125 S Kouts, IN 46347 Kameron Clamme 1335 W 300 S Hartford City, IN 47348 Ryan Davidson 6132 W 500 N Pennville, IN 47369 Lauren Dillon 4374 North Horn Rd Bicknell, IN 47512

Haylea Isenhower 1386 N 500 E Lebonon, IN 46052 Konner Kirkpatrick 11014 E Baseline Rd Avilla, IN 46710 Marissa Lorenz 68600 Cr 21 New Paris, IN 46553 Kyle Mackey 3365 E 400 N Hartford City, IN 47348


New Junior Members (continued)

Morgan Moore 799 E Moody Rd Rensselaer, IN 47978

Payton Feuss 2371 45th Ave Oxford Jct, IA 52323

Taylor D Harrison 492 W Central Rd Coldwater, MI 49036

Demi Powers 14980 Cr 20 Fayette, OH 43521

Zack O'Connor 6585 E 50 N Columbus, IN 47203

Trevor Lawton 1063 260th St Jefferson, IA 50129

Brynn Polega 7066 Unionville Rd Unionville, MI 48767

Matthew Blaine Randolph 4541 St Rt 152 Richmond, OH 43944

Kade Nicholas Patton 2421 East St Rd 38 Frankfort, IN 46041

Cassidy Moore 133 Badger Rd Lisbon, IA 52253

Bailey Welshans 8620 Scio Church Rd Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Johnathan Shepherd 8404 Princeton Glendale Rd West Chester, OH 45069

Braden J Reece 4149 W Sr 42 Brazil, IN 47834

Brian Ruppert 5157 420th St Cylinder, IA 50528

Minnesota

Colton Tom 305 Hillview Drive Zanesville, OH 43701

Emily Sennett 2518 N Sr 25 Waynestown, IN 47990

Cade Vanvliet 372 190 Ave Otley, IA 50214

Dalton Shewmaker 760 Sky Park Drive Corydon, IN 47112

Kansas

Jordyn Sills 5711 S 500 W Poneto, IN 46781 Leslie Singleton 5243 W Mt Tabor Rd Salem, IN 47167 Katie Stouffer 704 W Waterworks Rd Wabash, IN 46992 Megan Sutter 931 S 600 E Kouts, IN 46347 Olivia Waltz 17423 Hunnicut Rd Cambridge City, IN 47327

Iowa

Cory Altena 3805 250th St George, IA 51237

Jared Hoffman 6587 US Hwy 159 Effington, KS 66023 Brandon Olivier 710 NE 150 Rd Harper, KS 67058

Kentucky

Collin Tucker Ammerman 74 Taft Hwy Dry Ridge, KY 41035 Amanda Conley 3212 Iron Works Rd Georgetown, KY 40324

MIchigan

Quentin Andrews 1155 North Van Dyke Imlay City, MI 48444 Cody Chapin 5124 Reynolds Rd Marlette, MI 48453 Zach Ferris 2341 Hubble Road Ionia, MI 48846

Justin Blumer 614 1st St Fountain, MN 55935

Nebraska

Dax Behmer 55995 850th Rd Hoskins, NE 68740 Cale Went 30258 385 Ave Monroe, NE 68647

New Mexico

Joslyn Beard P.O. Box 648 Mesquite, NM 88048

North Carolina Marina Morgan 28 Stiles Drive Franklin, NC 28734

Ohio

Dakota Tom 405 Cambridge St Cumberland, OH 43732

Oklahoma

Kaitlin Bell P.O. Box 442 Nowata, OK 74048 Creighton Ellis P.O. Box 1311 Sallisaw, OK 74955 Bralee Giblet P.O. Box 354 Hydro, OK 73048 Austin Grellner 934 E 14th St Cushing, OK 74023

Joey Bockbrader 7337 Jerry City Rd Bloomdale, OH 44817

Jarrett Selman P.O. Box 894 Burns Flat, OK 73624

Erica King 7581 Co Rd 18-1 Wauseon, OH 43567

Trent Short P.O. Box 62 Braman, OK 74632

Kayla A Kleinhans 11640 W Genzman Rd Oak Harbor, OH 43449

Lauren Snodgrass RR 1 Box 126 Stratford, OK 74872

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New Junior Members (continued)

Chris Spence P.O. Box 335 Kingston, OK 73439

Raylee Brown 820 Admire Rd Nocona, TX 76255

Joshua Henry Jurica 1028 Mansfield St Garwood, TX 77442

Benjamin Schaeffer 509 Cr 3345 Crockett, TX 75835

Allie Standridge P.O. Box 746 Lindsay, OK 73052

Rheagan Buchanan 1461 Co Rd Y Plainview, TX 79072

Layne Mustian 2907 Edgemere Plainview, TX 79072

Kimble Schuessler P.O. Box 432 Llano, TX 78643

South Dakota

Lindsey Ellsworth 802 E Omega Henrietta, TX 76365

Casey Nance P.O. Box 444 Liberty, TX 77575

Jacey Smathers P.O. Box 32 Llano, TX 78643

Sierra Erskine 353 LCR 176 Hubbard, TX 76648

Corey Nance P.O. Box 444 Liberty, TX 77575

Taten Vann P.O. Box 142 Forestburg, TX 76239

Logan Joiner 2600 SCR 1050 Stanton, TX 79782

Charlotte Reeves 457 RR 1141 Waskom, TX 75692

Trevor Vann P.O. Box 142 Forestburg, TX 76239

Justin Degroot 21732 468th Ave Volga, SD 57071

Texas

Hannah Wickham P.O. Box 455 Carrizo Springs, TX 78834 Myka Blissard 214 Morgan Ave Big Springs, TX 79720

Upcoming Events Jan. 13 Jan. 16 Jan. 28 Jan. 29 Feb. 1 Feb. 5 Feb .5 Feb. 17 Feb. 19-20 Feb. 19

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Process all "Hybrid Advantage" Show & Sale Entries, NWSS, 9 a.m. NWSS Pen Bull & Pen Female Show, LCAA, 8 a.m. Sale Cattle Evaluation, LCAA, 10 a.m. ACA National Western "Hybrid Advantage" Sale, LCAA, Denver, Colo., 1 p.m. Ft. Worth Stock Show Junior & Open Shows, Ft. Worth, Texas, Junior Show: 10 am; Open Show: 12 noon ACA Board of Directors Meeting, Radisson Fort Worth Fossil Creek, Ft. Worth, Texas Ad Deadline: 2011 AI Sire Directory Ad/Copy Deadline: March ACJ Horsley Brothers Eastern Xposure Sale XI, Green Oak Farm, New Paris, Ohio, 1 p.m. EST Iowa Beef Expo Chianina Classic Show & Sale, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa, Show: 11:30 a.m.; Sale: 5 p.m. Iowa Beef Expo Junior Shows, Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa Willow Oak Ranch Best Black Bulls In America Sale, Rogersville, Tenn., 12 noon EST

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Feb. 19 Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic Chimaine/ Chiangus Show & Sale, Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Kearney, Neb., Show: 11 a.m.; Sale: 2 p.m. March 4 Kentucky Beef Expo Chi Show, Louisville, Ky., 1 p.m. March 5 Kentucky Beef Expo Chi Sale, Louisville, Ky., 3:30 p.m. March 6 Kentucky Beef Expo Junior Show, Louisville, Ky. March 6 Melroe/Beckett Dakota Gold Sale, Miller, S.D., 1 p.m. March 11-13 Tennessee Beef Agribition, Lebanon, Tenn. March 19 Ohio Beef Expo Chi Sale, Columbus, Ohio March 26 Schaefer Chiangus Production Sale, Farmers Livestock, Bismark, N.D., 1 p.m. CST April 16 Schrick Land & Cattle "The Lone Star Crown Event" Sale, SLC Sale Facility, Millsap, Texas May 1 Entry/Ownership Deadline: National Junior Heifer Show June 26-July 1 National Junior Heifer Show, Kansas City, Mo.


New Adult Members Colorado

Chad Rieck Rieck & Lents Show Cattle 2271 Cherry St Rd Creston, IA 50801

New Mexico

Tennessee

Illinois

David Treinen 45365 140th Remsen, IA 51050

Shane Lutrick Lutrick Cattle Co P.O. Box 702 Estancia, NM 87016

Texas

Larry Reifschneider 2388 Sunland St Louisville, CO 80027 Dillon Garver 9852 E 250th Rd Paris, IL 61944

Indiana

Craig Bender Craig Bender & Family 3823 E 200 N Albion, IN 46701 Brad Dillon 8113 Wheeling Pike Jonesboro, IN 46938 Brian Golliher 17423 W Hunnicut Rd Cambridge City, IN 47327 David Markley Markley Cattle Company 9415 E Eaton Albany Pike, IN 47320 Tanner Schwartz 6509 S 100 W Cutler, IN 46920 Ashley R Thomas 3526 N 625 W North Salem, IN 46165 Phil Weaver & Family Plum Point Farm 7799 Short Ridge Rd Aurora, IN 47001

Iowa

Jerod Chidester 1130 Forest Home Rd Montezuma, IA 50171 Joseph Coblentz 3366 260th St Williamsburg, IA 52361

Kansas

Glen Michael Toews Silverline Genetics 4513 N Sand Hill Rd Burrton, KS 67020

Kentucky

Matthew Horn Four Horns Chiangus 560 Kennedy Bridge Rd Harrodsburg, KY 40330

Michigan

Brad Deyarmond 10437 Upton Rd Bath, MI 48808 Roger Wolf Wolfland Farms 8396 Wolf Rd Morenci, MI 49256 Robert Youker Youker Hill Farm 5115 M37 South Grawn, MI 49637

Missouri

Matt Copeland 859 Romero Rd Nara Visa, NM 88430

North Dakota

Arien Jacobson Jacobson Livestock Company 11912 36th NW Watford City, ND 58804

Ohio

Craig Cope 27668 Claiborne Rd Richwood, OH 73344

Oklahoma

Justin Lierle Lierle Cattle Company Rt 2 Box 143 Hydro, OK 73048 Keven & Shannon Perrier Perrier Cattle 22191 N 4025 Dr Bartlesville, OK 74006

South Dakota

Nebraska

Kevin & Charlene Healy 29605 441st Ave Irene, SD 57037

Gunnar Peterson 57215 858 Rd Wayne, NE 68787

Tad Cornett Ty-Kenz Cattle Co P.O. Box 127 Dimmitt, TX 79027 Micah Dorsey Dorsey Cattle Company 1251 Fm 2053 Odonnell, TX 9351 Todd Kirkland 685 Cr 386 Valley View, TX 76272

Wisconsin

John Choate Choate Cattle S4314 Hwy 23 Reedsburg, WI 53959 Joseph Taylor N2848 Old F Rd Rio, WI 53960 Matt Weigel 12653 Salebarn Rd Cuba City, WI 53807

Standridge Cattle LLC P.O. Box 746 Lindsay, OK 73052

John & Patsy Watt Watt Farm 7660 Boothe Lane Rocheport, MO 65279 Rydell Lienemann 4960 W Blue Valley Rd Blue Hill, NE 68930

Young Brothers 545 Lakeview Manor Rd Springville, TN 38256

Gary Caffee 40625 257th St Mitchell, SD 57301

Jamie Rasmussen 18035 331st Ave Highmore, SD 57345

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ACA Bulletin Words From Your Board Member:

Ridin’ for the Brand – This phrase has been used by my state cattlemen’s group. What’s it mean? To me Steve Melroe it meant being loyal to my state cattle association and to better its cause by being supportive in its actions and helping to make it grow and prosper. Now more than ever I would like to see our membership come together and start Ridin' for the Brand. We as Chi breeders need to start promoting our cattle on a larger basis. Whether its showring results, fed beef trial winners, feedlot performance or the ability of our cattle to be able to sustain and flourish under different climates and regions of our country. We have the data to prove to the rest of the beef industry that Chi cattle have what it takes make a difference. Now I don’t need to preach to the choir here, we already know these things. What we as breeders need to do is to get this message out. Your association has been working on new promotional tools that can help you market your cattle. Use them. Please contact any of the staff and they can help you with these products. Hats off to our staff, exhibitors consignors and everyone else that played a part in making Louisville a huge success. We hope you liked the new format with the cattlemen’s social and our national sale. I thought it went over real well and was great to see such a good turnout for this event. Make sure and mark your calendars for Denver and Ft. Worth. We

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will be well represented there and hope as many as possible can be at these events and support our fellow breeders. Ridin’ for the Brand – Make it a priority this year. It will pay dividends down the road.

was sponsored by the Illinois 4-H Foundation and the Illinois State 4-H program.

Sincerely, Steve Melroe, Board Chairman

Illinois 4-H Livestock Judging Team wins national title The Illinois 4-H Livestock Judging Team bested a field of 34 state teams to become the national champions at the 2010 National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest. The contest was held in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky. Team members included David Ammann of Highland, Jon Heaton of Toulon (AJCA Member), Adam Helregel of Willow Hill, Tyler Loschen of Kempton, and Dillon Lemenager of Clifton. “The National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest is the premier event of education and competition for youth involved in livestock evaluation programs,” said Dan Jennings, University of Illinois Livestock Extension Educator. The Illinois team placed first in swine, first in oral reasons, second in sheep and goats, fourth in cattle, and first overall. Helregel won high individual overall, high individual in sheep and goats, and high individual in oral reasons. He was also fourth in swine and fifth in cattle. Loschen was first in swine. Heaton was 12th in oral reasons. Ammann finished eighth in swine, and 11th in oral reasons. The team was coached by University of Illinois graduate students Travis Meteer and Justin Adcock. The team

Pictured (L to R, front row): Tyler Loschen, David Ammann, Jon Heaton, Adam Helregel. (L to R, back row) Dillon Lemenager; Justin Adcock, coach; John Parker, Virginia Pork Producers; Travis Meteer, coach. Photo provided by Illinois State 4-H Livestock Judging Team.

In Passing

Douglas Browning Stephens, 85, died Friday, November 12, 2010. He was born August 24, 1025 in Ogden, Utah, to John Pincock and Hazel Browning Stephens. He graduated from Weber High School. On June 24, 1045, Doug married Elaine Russell. Together they had three children, Dixie (Gary) Gibson, Ogden, Utah; Leslie (Terry) Field, Grand View, Idaho; and Bruce (Debbie) Stephens, Ogden, Utah. He was a cattleman, rancher, entrepreneur and visionary. He had many successful businesses and could see opportunity everywhere. Those who knew him will know of his many accomplishments too numerous to list. Doug started Pleasant Valley Ranch as a young man and eventually began raising Chiangus cattle that won many awards at stock shows in Denver and Dallas. Most of his ranch was later developed into the cities of South Ogden and Washington Terrace. He was on the Board of Directors of the Bank of Utah for many years.


ACA Bulletin (continued) He is survived by his wife and children, nine grandchildren and 22 greatgrandchildren; and one sister, Hazel James, Cincinnati, Ohio. He was preceded in death by three sisters, one brothers and one greatgrandchild, Katie Field. Private family services were held Wednesday, November 17, 2010. The family respectfully suggests donations to the Weber County Library Development Fund, 2484 Jefferson, Ogden, UT, 84401.

ACA Creating a Chianina Beef Directory

The ACA has been receiving numerous calls from restaurants and businesses that want to purchase Chianina beef. Therefore, the ACA would like to create a directory of breeders who have Chianina beef to sell. Most of these restaurants desire fullblood beef, however, there seems to be a demand for Chi beef in general. If you are interested in participating in this directory, please contact Heather at (517) 214-0927 or acjeditor@earthlink.net.

The Hybrid AdvanTAG is Here!!

You know your cattle have the HYBRID ADVANTAGE...now is the time to let your customer's know. Use these tags for sale cattle, private treaty sales or in your own herd. Brand your cattle with the HYBRID ADVANTAGE by using the Hybrid AdvanTAG!! Tags available in White, Orange & Yellow. Tags can be ordered in any numbered sequence desired, or as blank tags. Tags are $2/each and EID paired tags are $5/each with a minimum order of 25 required. Contact the ACA office to place your order.

ACA Website Now Offers Banner Ads The ACA would like to announce a new member service – Banner Ads on the ACA website! Members can utilize this space to advertise a sale, an operation or anything pertaining to your operation that you want to get out in front of the public, 24/7. If you are interested in this opportunity, please contact Heather for more information and pricing. You can reach Heather at (517) 2140927 or acjeditor@earthlink.net. We hope you enjoy and take advantage of this new opportunity.

ACJ Can Design Your Sale Catalog

The next time you have a sale catalog to produce, make sure to consider the ACJ. We can design catalogs for all breeders and organizations. By utilizing the ACJ, you not only have a contact that has the most up to date information on your cattle, but you also help support your association. If you are interested in having the ACJ design your catalog, please contact Heather Counts, publications manager, at (517) 214-0927 for a bid and further information. You also have the option to mail your catalog along with the ACJ if timing allows. This is just one of many services the Association is offering breeders. We hope you take advantage of this great offer.

ACA Board Approves New Genetic Testing Policy

or more known genetic abnormalities. If carrier status of one or both parents is unknown and one or more ancestors have been identified as a carrier of known genetic abnormalities, the animal in question will be considered suspect for known genetic abnormalities. Any suspect animal with unknown carrier status for the known genetic abnormalities on sale day will not be able to sell. The sales management is responsible for publishing test results in the sale catalog and/or announcing test results for carrier status for known genetic abnormalities from the auction block sale day. The ACA recognizes PHA, TH, AM and NH as known genetic abnormalities in which the ACA requires tests for.

Ultrasound Data Guidelines

As a reminder, in order for ultrasound data to be entered with the ACA and adjustments made, all cattle must be registered. Please make sure the ultrasound technician has registration numbers to submit with the data. Data received without registration numbers will not be processed. If you have any questions, please contact the ACA staff.

Bulletin Info Needed

The ACJ is always looking for interesting information to print about out members. If you have ay news or activities that you have been involved in, or that you know someone else has been involved in, please send in the information to Heather Counts. We will be happy to print it.

The ACA requires animals consigned to ACA sponsored sales to be tested for known genetic abnormalities, as identified by the ACA Board of Directors, if they are suspect for one or more of these genetic abnormalities. A suspect animal has a sire or dam (or both) that have tested positive as a carrier of one

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On The Edge Of Common Sense by Baxter Black, DVM

Cows In The Manger

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ave you given any thought to whether there were any cows in the barn on Christmas Eve that night two thousand and ten years ago? All Luke says is there was a manger. It doesn’t take much Bible reading to inform us that cows have been domesticated for centuries. Why, Adam even named ‘em! They’re mentioned throughout the Old Testament, which ironically ended that very New Year’s Eve! But, this was a manger in a barn behind an inn, a motel, I would guess. I couldn’t speculate if they had a restaurant in-house, but surely they would have offered a Continental breakfast. Scrambled eggs, a loaf of bread, some dates and honey, and of course, fresh milk! Butter on the table, cream for their coffee substitute. Grape juice would have been out of season and Ethiopians hadn’t invented coffee yet, just frankincense and myrrh. So it stands to reason they kept a cow in the barn, kind of a Jersey-Corriente cross that didn’t eat much and had a calf every year that they could sacrifice or BBQ, plus some chickens and goats. So, what difference does it make if a cow was in the barn when Jesus was born? Well, to me it represents a connection between them and those of us who also keep livestock. We can immediately picture the “stable” as it’s often portrayed. It had several pens, and alley running length-wise, hay storage at one end, maybe a lockable grain room with tools, a halter, hog snare (for gentile guests), sheep hook, some calving straps, a cat, a length of rope, and a pack for the burro. Whatever ya need to keep domestic beasts.

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We also know what it smelled like; animals, hay and straw, lamp oil, pigeon droppings. It would be warm. The more the animals, the greater the body heat. It could have been cozy if the doors closed tight. We can picture the feeder, the trough that Mary laid baby Jesus in. It wouldn’t have looked like a “nest” as the Nativity scenes depict. It would have been deeper and longer. Able to hold an evening’s ration for ol’ bossy. Made of wood, with the board’s edges worn smooth from years of cows rubbing. They probably took the manger out of the cow’s pen and just threw her some hay over the fence. It would be nice to think the Innkeeper or his wife would have shown Joe and Mary to barn. Lit the lamp, maybe found them an empty stall out of the wind, fork in some straw. The bare minimum. But still, how could they leave a woman in labor out in the barn? I don’t get it. I have to accept it all as God’s plan. Jesus was born of regular, decent working-class people. He grew up with them, learned a trade. If it were proper to say, He had a normal life for a while. God did it that way for a reason. So we could relate to Jesus better. That’s why the cow was there, so we farmers and animal lovers would feel a part of it. For Mary’s sake, it’s too bad Joe didn’t stop on the road a bit earlier that night, like at a farmhouse. He might have received a kinder welcome. If they were my kinfolks they’d have fed ‘em supper, found ‘em a place to sleep inside and probably mid-wifed Mary! But they didn’t stop. Joe was in a hurry to get to Bethlehem, and you know how men are.


Thanks for a great year! As we close the books on 2010, we want to take this opportunity to thank our customers and friends for your support and confidence in our program and to say a special thank you to all who attended our first field day. We believe 2011 will be an exciting year at Four Roses Cattle LLC and look forward to working with you in the new year.

Check out our elite genetic offering at the 2011 Hybrid Advantage sale in Denver RDD “Wiggles”

RDD Aces Image

Four Roses Cattle LLC is offering two embryo packages from one of the most proven cows out of the Deiter program. RDD Ms Bonus L467 has produced nearly $500,000 in progeny, including the $200,000 valued Aces Image and one of the all time great show female turned Power Cow – “Wiggles”! The “Ace” embryos are full sibs to “Wiggles” and Aces Image and need no introduction. The mating with the National Champion “Destination” has the potential to be mind blowing!

Gary & Bev Rose • Mike & Teresa Rose 3395 W South River Rd., Logansport, IN 46947 574.753.4652 • www.fourrosescattle.com

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Jules

National Champion Chiangus Female Co-owned with Buckeye Chiangus, Convoy, Ohio W ea 37on Si mA ng us/ LLW T pi m ha C l N at io na ale Sim So lution s Fe m si ni Catt le C o. en C o-owned with G

Thank you Run for the Roses buyers!

Taylor Graham, Bob Manning & Darren Gross

CARD Cam la Class Win ner, ROV il A ngus 5t h Overa ll Illin ois St Show, NAILE at e Fa ir Jr. Sh ow A special thanks to Doug Vogel, Jerryd Ernthaler & Greg Logterman for all your help and hard work this past year!

J. Riley: Owner Jeff Wisnefski: Manager (815) 274-3860

Libby Division 2 Cha mpion Female, Open Show 9736 Modena Rd Division 2 Res. Cha mpion Female, Jr. Show Wyoming, IL 61491 Cha mpion Female, Badger Kickoff Classic Elite set of high performance Chiangus, Chimaine & Angus bulls for sale. Cha mpion Female, Nebraska AGR

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Visit our website for pictures and video. www.cardinalcattle.com


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he 2010 ACA National Show and Sale was another outstanding display of Chi-influenced cattle. The week started with a powerful junior show on Sunday where Troy Shaw and Abigail Collins walked away with the Championship banners. Monday night brought an exciting twist on the ACA National Sale and Banquet, with both events held together on one night. It was a great Chi event for all those in attendance. The ACA National Show on Wednesday was another display of high quality Chi cattle. The bull shows started off the day, and Horsley Brothers and Keene Farms took home the National Champion Chiangus Banner, while Wilson Cattle Company took home the National Champion Chianina Bull honors. Next came the female show and the cattle did not disappoint. Lucas Wisnefski and Buckeye Chiangus showed the National Champion Chiangus Female and in the Chianina Show, Gretchen Michel took home the National Champion banner. Congratulations to all the exhibitors, breeders and spectators on another outstanding and successful National Show.

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Grand Champion Chiangus Bull HB Alternative 1CA Exhibited by Horsley Brothers, Galva, Ill. & Keene Farms, Potosi, Wisc. Bred by Horsley Brothers, Galva, Ill. Sire: Plainview Lutton E102 (AN)

Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Bull WCC Mr Special 369W 1CA Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Lazy SB Cattle LLC, West, Texas Bred by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. Sire: WYR Impulse 1CA

Grand Champion Chiangus Female CARD Aristocrat 313W 1CA Exhibited by Lucas Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. & Buckeye Chiangus, Convoy, Ohio Bred by Cardinal Cattle Company, Wyoming, Ill. Sire: SAV 5175 Bando 1024 (AN)

Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Female HBSC Ms Ace 201W 2CA Exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio Bred by Deiter Brothers, Faulkton, S.D. Sire: RDD Destinys Ace 1CA

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Grand Champion Chianina Bull WCC Fog Advisory 380U 1CM

Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. Bred by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. Sire: WCC Midland P109 (AN)

Reserve Grand Champion Chianina Bull Bragging Rights 1CM

Exhibited by Brad Winegardner, Lima, Ohio; Shatto Show Cattle & Puthoff Show Cattle Bred by Brad Winegardner, Lima, Ohio Sire: ASHW Who Da Man

Grand Champion Chianina Female PVC Kendall Mae 5W 1CM

Exhibited by Gretchen Michel, Fort Branch, Ind. Bred by Stowater's Chianina's, Washta, Iowa Sire: Heat Wave 1CM

Reserve Grand Champion Chianina Female JSUL Mama Mia 9312 1CM

Exhibited by Nick Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa Bred by Nick Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa Sire: Monopoly 1CM

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Chiangus Bull Division Winners

Late Junior Bull Calf Champion Ard Ridge Revolution 1CA Exhibited by Ard Ridge Genetics, LLC, Nancy, Ky. Sire: Gambles Casino (AN)

Reserve Late Junior Bull Calf Champion

RSRS Advancing Mercury PCA

Senior Bull Calf Champion TR Wake Up PCA Exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga. Sire: TR Trail Blazer 2CA

Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion SLC Cadillac 2CA

Exhibited by Sheets Chiangus, West Lafayette, Ind. Sire: JSC Advantage 257T 2CA

Exhibited by Schrick Land & Cattle Ltd., Weatherford, Texas Sire: JSC Crush 847N - 2 2CA

Early Junior Bull Calf Champion WCC Exact Science 350X 1CA

Summer Yearling Champion WCC Rattler 379W 2CA

Exhibited by WCC Exact Science Laboratory Sire: WCC Exact T53 (AN)

Reserve Early Junior Bull Calf Champion

WCC Exact Change 352X 1CA Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind. Sire: WCC Exact T53 (AN)

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Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind. Sire: WRL Tracken Norman PCA

Summer Yearling Reserve Champion VBS Star Tracker 415W PCA Exhibited by VBS Farms, Falmouth, Ky. Sire: WRL Tracken Norman PCA

Junior Yearling Champion HB Alternative 1CA Exhibited by Horsley Brothers, Galva, Ill. & Keene Farms, Potosi, Wisc. Sire: Plainview Lutton E102 (AN)

Reserve Junior Yearling Champion WCC Mr Special 369W 1CA Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind. & Lazy SB Cattle LLC, West, Texas Sire: WYR Impulse 1CA

Senior Yearling Champion GOP TACK Kendall Martin 1CA Exhibited by Grand 'Ole Place Farms, Nicholasville, Ky. & Andy Tackett, Falmouth, Ky. Sire: Rito 9FB3 of 5H11 Fullbk

Senior Yearling Reserve Champion EAF Improver 1U 2CA Exhibited by Eric & Adele Flynn, Wellington, Ohio Sire: MEFC Improver 2N 1CA


Chiangus Female Division Winners

Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion Ard Ridge Sweet 080X PCA

Senior Heifer Calf Champion LSB Raven Rebel 311W 1CA

Junior Yearling Champion CARD Aristocrat 313W 1CA

Exhibited by Kelsey Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Sire: Ard Ridge Wildcard 2CA

Exhibited by Abigail Collins, Germantown, Ohio Sire: BC 7022 Raven 7965 (AN)

Exhibited by Lucas Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. & Buckeye Chiangus, Convoy, Ohio Sire: SAV 5175 Bando 1024 (AN)

Reserve Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion HBSC Ms Blackberry 133X 1CA

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion HIGG Wild Heart 93W 2CA

Reserve Junior Yearling Champion WCC Mignonne 362W 1CA

Exhibited by Holt Brothers, Faulkton, S.D. Sire: Plainview Lutton E102 (AN)

Exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn. Sire: RDD Aces High 6N 1CA

Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind. & Four Roses Cattle LLC, Logansport, Ind. Sire: RDD Tracer 2CA

Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion Ard Ridge Dorothy 42X 2CA

Summer Yearling Champion HBSC Ms Ace 201W 2CA

Senior Yearling Champion TR U Know It PCA

Exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio Sire: RDD Destinys Ace 1CA

Exhibited by Kelsey Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Sire: VOL Cara's Boy 31J 2CA

Reserve Summer Yearling Champion ANC Skittles 2CA

Reserve Senior Yearling Champion FBF Uniqua 665U 2CA

Exhibited by Abby Nelson, Valparaiso, Neb. Sire: JDNC OJ 1CA

Exhibited by Ramsey Johnson, Winchester, Ky. Sire: JSC Crush 847N - 2 2CA

Exhibited by PD Miller, Torrington, Wyo. Sire: BLFM Entourage 1CA

Reserve Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion HBSC Ms Wiggles 081X 1CA Exhibited by Holt Brothers, Faulkton, S.D. Sire: Plainview Lutton E102 (AN)

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Chianina Bull Division Winners

Late Junior Bull Calf Champion LMJ Upgrade 95 1CM

Senior Bull Calf Champion WGM Jeff I

Reserve Senior Yearling Champion WCC Easy Rider 350U 1CM

Exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.

Exhibited by James Johnson, Polk City, Iowa Sire: BOBJ Faul Guy I

Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind. & Four Roses Cattle LLC, Logansport, Ind. Sire: Hannibal

Sire: Mr NLC Upgrade U8676 (SM)

Chiangus Female Results Cont.

Reserve Late Junior Bull Calf Champion

GCT Duke of Daisy 1CM Exhibited by Taylor Graham, Crossville, Tenn. Sire: Hannibal

Junior Yearling Champion Bragging Rights 1CM Exhibited by Brad Winegardner, Lima, Ohio; Shatto Show Cattle & Puthoff Show Cattle Sire: ASHW Who Da Man

Cow/Calf Champion HXC Blackbird 890N 1CA Exhibited by Wyld Eyed Dream Farm, Paris, Ky. Sire: Eagle Scout 2CA

ACA Thank You Early Junior Bull Calf Champion LBG Max 1CM Exhibited by Swafford Chiangus, Pikeville, Tenn. & Garrett Show Cattle, Richmond, Ind. Sire: Simmental

Reserve Junior Yearling Champion MSC Ring Leader 1CM Exhibited by Myers Show Cattle, Taylorville, Ill. Sire: PCR Jigsaw 689 1CM

A special thank you to our judges at the 2010 NAILE. Chris Mullinix sorted the junior cattle and Dan Hoge judged the open show. Both judges were very impressed with the cattle exhibited and talked very favorably about our Chi cattle.

Junior Show Judge Chris Mullinix

Open Show Judge Dan Hoge

Reserve Early Junior Bull Calf Champion

DAJS The Silver Bullet 546 1CM Exhibited by Katy Satree, Montague, Texas Sire: Milkman 1CM

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Senior Yearling Champion WCC Fog Advisory 380U 1CM Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind. Sire: WCC Midland P109 (AN)


Chianina Female Division Winners

Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion WCC Struttin 387X 1CM Exhibited byWilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. &Young Brothers, Springville,Tenn. Sire: KF PRecision 361 (AN)

Reserve Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion WLJ Watch Her Strut 145X 2CM Exhibited by Megan Hunt, New Madison, Ohio Sire: Wave On Wave 1CM

Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion SIMM Miss Libby 2CM Exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. & Jamie Moore, Piasa, Ill. Sire: WNT Carnac 88P 1CM

Reserve Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion BK Xceptional 001 1CM Exhibited by Christine Kleman, Ottawa, Ohio & AvryWood, Stratford, Okla. Sire: BK Unlimited Power 472 (MA)

Senior Heifer Calf Champion WCC Struttin 395W 1CM

Junior Yearling Champion PVC Kendall Mae 5W 1CM

Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind. & Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind. Sire: CJ Prestige 25T (AN)

Exhibited by Gretchen Michel, Fort Branch, Ind. Sire: Heat Wave 1CM

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion SLC Daisey 1CM

Reserve Junior Yearling Champion JSUL Mama Mia 9312 1CM

Exhibited by Schrick Land & Cattle, Ltd., Weatherford, Texas Sire: TTSJ Sweet Victory 160T 1CM

Summer Yearling Champion DAJS Ms Lightining 546 1CM Exhibited by Alex Sullivan, Mt. Olive, Miss. Sire: Doctor Who 1CM

Reserve Summer Yearling Champion PCFR Libby 1CM Exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio Sire: ASHW Who Da Man

Exhibited by Nick Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa Sire: Monopoly 1CM

Cow/Calf Champion RJ Miss Who 44P 1CM Exhibited by Kendra VanOrder, Hamilton, Mich. Sire: Doctor Who 1CM

Reserve Cow/Calf Champion Kober Cox Sweet Hit 1S 1CM Exhibited by Quintin Bucher, Marietta, Ill. Sire: BHSC Direct Hit 54

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Open Show Results Chiangus Bull Show

Lockney, Texas

Class 1 1) Ard Ridge Revolution 1CA, exhibited by Ard Ridge Genetics, Nancy, Ky.; 2) RSRS Advancing Mercury PCA, exhibited by Sheets Chiangus, West Lafayette, Ind.; 3) MSFC Sabre 1CA, exhibited by Marion Smith & Family, Lynn, Ind.; 4) WEDF Commando 89X 2CA, exhibited by Wyld Eyed Dream Farm, Paris, Ky.

Class 18 1) HB Alternative 1CA, exhibited by Keene Farms, Potosi, Wisc. & Horsley Brothers, Galva, Ill.; 2) Sky Meadows Sawyer 2CA, exhibited by Sky Meadows Farm, Annville, Pa.

Class 4 1) WLCF Santana 261X 1CA, exhibited by Woodlawn Farms, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; 2) GOON Mr Shakey 5X 1CA, exhibited by Begoon Farms, Grottoes, Va. Class 5 1) WCC Exact Change 352X 1CA, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind.; 2) DCL Mr Rattle 1436R X 2CA, exhibited by Clarahan Farms, Harper, Iowa; 3) Rendition 003X 1CA, exhibited by Woodlawn Farms, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Class 6 1) WCC Exact Science 350X 1CA, exhibited by Exact Science Laboratory, Cloverdale, Ind.; 2) The Real Deal 1CA, exhibited by Kris & Stacey Banter, Eaton, Ind. Class 9 1) SLC Mr Scrappy 2CA, exhibited by Schrick Land & Cattle Ltd., Weatherford, Texas; 2) Ard Ridge Chuck Taylor PCA, exhibited by Ard Ridge Genetics, LLC, Nancy, Ky. Class 10 1) TR Wake Up PCA, exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga.; 2) SLC Cadillac 2CA, exhibited by Schrick Land & Cattle, Ltd., Weatherford, Texas Class 13 1) Four Roses Davinci 49W 1CA, exhibited by Four Roses Cattle LLC, Logansport, Ind. Class 14 1) WCC Rattler 379W 2CA, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind.; 2) VBS Star Tracker 415W PCA, exhibited by VBS Farm, Falmouth, Ky.; 3) SLAS Winston 84W 1CA, exhibited by Gehrke Farms, Hartsburg, Ill.; 4) Four Roses Diamond Cutter 1CA, exhibited by Four Roses Cattle LLC, Logansport, Ind. Class 17 1) WCC Mr Special 369W 1CA, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Lazy SB Cattle LLC, West, Texas; 2) FBF War Look 413W 1CA, exhibited by Foster Brothers Farms,

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Class 19 1) WLCF Poker Face 2CA, exhibited by Woodlawn Farms, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Class 22 1) EAF Improver 1U 2CA, exhibited by Eric & Adele Flynn, Wellington, Ohio Class 23 1) GOP TACK Kendall martin 1CA, exhibited by Grand ‘Ole Place Farms, Nicholasville, Ky. & Andy Tackett, Falmouth, Ky.

Chiangus Female Show Class 28 1) TYMF Reba Is Free 1CA, exhibited by Sheets Chiangus, West Lafayette, Ind.; 2) Girl Power 2CA, exhibited by Darcy McCoin, Eaton, Ind.; 3) VBS Ms Too Die For 50X 1CA, exhibited by Landon Hall, Campbellsburg, Ky.; 4) CARD Erroline 936X 1CA, exhibited by Cardinal Cattle Co.,Wyoming, Ill. & Taylor Graham, Crossville, Tenn.; 5) HIGG Satin And Lace 073X 2CA, exhibited by Amelia Higgins, Watertown, Tenn.; 6) SC Sheeza Lady 1CA, exhibited by Zachary Swafford, Pikeville, Tenn. Class 29 1) Ard Ridge Sweet 080X PCA, exhibited by Kelsey Culp, Nicholasville, Ky.; 2) HBSC Ms Blackberry 133X 1CA, exhibited by Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, S.D.; 3) HBSC Ms Wiggles 678X 1CA, exhibited by Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, S.D.; 4) RSRS Cassidys Dutches 2CA, exhibited by Madison Stockdale, Waynetown, Ind.; 5) WLCF Skydiver 006X 1CA, exhibited by Woodlawn Farms, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; 6) Four Roses First Lady 1CA, exhibited by Four Roses Cattle LLC, Logansport, Ind.; 7) WEDF Mariah 120X 1CA, exhibited by Wyld Eyed Dream Farm, Paris, Ky. & Emberson Show Cattle, Nowata, Okla. Class 32 1) HBSC Ms Wiggles 081X 1CA, exhibited by Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, S.D.; 2) CARD Ms Molly 98X 1CA, exhibited by Cardinal Cattle Co., Wyoming, Ill. & Bob Manning; 3) ARCC/ GF Cara 09X PCA, exhibited by Gehrke Farms, Hartsburg, Ill. & Ard Ridge Genetics LLC, Nancy,

Ky.; 4) WCC Miss Rattle 362X 1CA, exhibited by Lazy SB Cattle LLC, West, Texas & Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind.; 5) GOP Lucindas Foolish Pleasure PCA, exhibited by Laurel Culp, Nicholasville, Ky.; 6) GOON Wiggles 3X 2CA, exhibited by Begoon Farms, Grottoes, Va.; 7) MRLL Xtra Magic PCA, exhibited by Melissa Lance, Blairsville, Ga. Class 33 1) SLD One Cool Wiggle 0S01X 1CA, exhibited by Ty Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa; 2) LSB Sultans Charm 144X 2CA, exhibited by Green Oak Farms, Farmersville, Ohio; 3) WCC Miss Rattle 354X 1CA, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind.; 4) WLCF Pretty Face 002X 1CA, exhibited by Morgan Lehnert, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; 5) TR Xtra Lace PCA, exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga. Class 34 1) Ard Ridge Dorothy 42X 2CA, exhibited by PD Miller, Torrington, Wyo.; 2) LSB Exact Gold 130X 1CA, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind.; 3) RSRS Venetia 1CA, exhibited by Kaitlin Block, Paris, Ill.; 4) GF Erin 08X 1CA, exhibited by Gehrke Farms, Hartsburg, Ill.; 5) LBG Randi 1CA, exhibited by Garrett Show Cattle, Richmond, Ind. Class 37 1) HIGG Wild Heart 93W 2CA, exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn.; 2) Ard Ridge Barbara 940 PCA, exhibited by Ard Ridge Genetics LLC, Nancy, Ky.; 3) SLC Jessica 2CA, exhibited by Schrick Land & Cattle Ltd., Weatherford, Texas Class 38 1) Four Roses Desiree 73W 2CA, exhibited by Four Roses Cattle LLC, Logansport, Ind.; 2) RSRS Versace 1CA, exhibited by Brittany Culp, Nicholasville, Ky.; 3) JMRT Cerene PCA, exhibited by Josh Waters, Talmo, Ga. Class 39 1) LSB Raven Rebel 311W 1CA, exhibited by Abigail Collins, Germantown, Ohio; 2) TR Watch Me PCA, exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga.; 3) WCC Miss Rattle 388W 1CA, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Schrick Land & Cattle Ltd., Weatherford, Texas; 4) Ard Ridge Lass 2CA, exhibited by Colton Ogburn, Ghent, Ky.; 5) SLC Ms Time 1CA, exhibited by Schrick Land & Cattle Ltd., Weatherford, Texas; 6) TR Warm Hearted 2CA, exhibited by Jacob Davis, Huntersville, N.C.


Open Show Results Class 42 1) ANC Skittles 2CA, exhibited by Abby Nelson, Valapariso, Neb.; 2) WLCF Teazer 1CA, exhibited by Morgan Lehnert, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Class 43 1) HBSC Ms Ace 201W 2CA, exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio; 2) VBS Cara 30W PCA, exhibited by VBS Farm, Falmouth, Ky. Class 46 1) WCC Mignonne 362W 1CA, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Four Roses Cattle LLC, Logansport, Ind. Class 47 1) CARD Aristocrat 313W 1CA, exhibited by Lucas Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. & Buckeye Chiangus, Convoy, Ohio Class 48 1) Ard Ridge Cara 66W 2CA, exhibited by Gehrke Farms, Hartsburg, Ill. & Ard Ridge Genetics LLC, Nancy, Ky.; 2) DCL Ms Shes New 903W 2CA, exhibited by Clarahan Farms, Harper, Iowa Class 49 1) WLCF Zeba 1CA, exhibited by Morgan Lehnert, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Class 52 1) TR U Know It PCA, exhibited by Kelsey Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Class 53 1) FBF Uniqua 665U 2CA, exhibited by Ramsey Johnson, Winchester, Ky.; 2) TR U Shirley Can 2CA, exhibited by Laurel Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Class 56 1) HXC Blackbird 890N 1CA, exhibited by Wyld Eyed Dream Farm, Paris, Ky.

Chianina Bull Show Class 1 1) WEDF Black Magic 41X 1CM, exhibited by Wyld Eyed Dream Farm, Paris, Ky.; 2) HETT Hidden Power 1CM, exhibited by Natalie Hettmansperger, Science Hill, Ky. Class 2 1) LMJ Upgrade 95 1CM, exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.; 2) GCT Duke of Daisy 1CM, exhibited by Taylor Graham, Crossville, Tenn.; 3) Holleys Iktomi 1CM, exhibited by Holley Cattle Company, Bowling Green, Ky.; 4) WEDF Enforcer 54X 1CM, exhibited by Wyld Eyed Dream Farm, Paris, Ky.

Class 5 1) DAJS The Silver Bullet 546 1CM, exhibited by Katy Satree, Montague, Texas; 2) CKG Infinity 004 2CM, exhibited by Ventura Farm, Bath, Mich.; 3) STLR Mojito 1CM, exhibited by AC Cattle Co., Hoskins, Neb.; 4) DRFF Turner Brown 1CM, exhibited by Rhoades Cattle Co., Avilla, Ind.; 5) CKG Watch Out 007 1CM, exhibited by Ventura Farm, Bath, Mich.; 6) Main Stream Gladiator 101X 1CM, exhibited by Colin Shady, Louisville, Ky.; 7) ARF Vortex 2CM, exhibited by Matthew Paddick, Sumner, Ill. Class 6 1) LBG Max 1CM, exhibited by Garrett Show Cattle, Richmond, Ind. & Swafford Chiangus, Pikeville, Tenn.; 2) LW Alias 6X 1CM, exhibited by MarLes Acres, Versailles, Ohio; 3) DRFF Return 2CM, exhibited by Rhoades Cattle Co., Avilla, Ind.; 4) PVCF Hitmans Chaos 1CM, exhibited by Pleasant View Chianina Farm, Onondaga, Mich. Class 9 1) WGM Jeff I, exhibited by James Victor Johnson, Polk City, Iowa Class 12 1) MSC Ring Leader 1CM, exhibited by Myers Show Cattle, Taylorville, Ill.; 2) VBS Doc Mira 21W 1CM, exhibited by VBS Farm, Falmouth, Ky. Class 13 1) Bragging Rights 1CM, exhibited by Brad Winegardner, Lima, Ohio & Shatto Show Cattle & Puthoff Show Cattle; 2) HBSC Doctor Ray 2W 1CM, exhibited by Schuring Farms Inc., Andover, S.D. & Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, S.D.; 3) LW Heat 26W 2CM, exhibited by MarLes Acres, Versailles, Ohio Class 16 1) WCC Fog Advisory 380U 1CM, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. Class 17 1) WCC Easy Rider 350U 1CM, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Four Roses Cattle LLC, Logansport, Ind.

Chianina Female Show Class 22 1) WCC Struttin 387X 1CM, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Young Brothers, Springville, Tenn.; 2) WLJ Watch Her Strut 145X 2CM, exhibited by Megan Hunt, New Madison, Ohio; 3) RMHC Selena 2CM, exhibited by Shelby Manning, Union City, Ohio; 4) MSC

Paris 2CM, exhibited by Alec Myers, Taylorville, Ill.; 5) GF Addie 34X 1CM, exhibited by Gehrke Farms, Hartsburg, Ill.; 6) Holleys Biker Babe 132X 1CM, exhibited by Joey Bockbrader, Bloomdale, Ohio; 7) Miss Q Who 2CM, exhibited by Quintin Bucher, Marietta, Ill.; 8) MSFC Wendy 06X 2CM, exhibited by Sharon Smith, Lynn, Ind. Class 23 1) CKG Hanna 009 1CM, exhibited by Danyelle Himburg, Petersburg, Mich.; 2) LMJ Ms Immortal 1 1CM, exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.; 3) CKG Maddie 008 2CM, exhibited by Brooke Rupprecht, Vassar, Mich.; 4) MCH Nikki 1CM, exhibited by Joey Bockbrader, Bloomdale, Ohio; 5) GF Miss Stockman 33X, exhibited by Gehrke Farms, Hartsburg, Ill.; 6) LMJ Immortal 10 1CM, exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.; 7) BJRF Adrina 2CM, exhibited by Brooke Rupprecht, Vassar, Mich.; 8) GOON Ms Hot Rock 21X 1CM, exhibited by Begoon Farms, Grottoes, Va.; 9) MCCF Jemma 1CM, exhibited by Candace Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio; 10) CKG Whisper 011 1CM, exhibited by Ventura Farm, Bath, Mich.; 11) MLD Shes Smokin Hot 1CM, exhibited by Mark & Liz DeHaven, Lynn, Ind. Class 26 1) KBSC Miss Monopoly 1X 1CM, exhibited by Kendall Bremer, Blakesburg, Va.; 2) LMJ Ms Immortal 45 1CM, exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.; 3) CKG Darla 002 2CM, exhibited by Ventura Farm, Bath, Mich.; 4) MLD Hot Hannah 1CM, exhibited by Mark & Liz DeHaven, Lynn, Ind.; 5) GOON Paige Turner 217X 1CM, exhibited by Begoon Farms, Grottoes, Va.; 6) VBS Ms Mira Two 1X 2CM, exhibited by Carter Mobley, Georgetown, Ky. Class 27 1) BK Xceptional 001 1Cm, exhibited by Christine Kleman, Ottawa, Ohio & Avry Wood, Stratford, Okla.; 2) SLD Miss Night Train 0S11X 1CM, exhibited by Ty Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa; 3) MINN Elanoar 1X 1CM, exhibited by Jon Heaton, Toulon, Ill.; 4) CHAM Miss Lexie 2CM, exhibited by Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.; 5) CFCC Maggie 338X 1CM, exhibited by Payton Farmer, Brownstown, Ind.; 6) McFarlands 080X 1CM, exhibited by Dillon Garver, Paris, Ill.; 7) Main Stream Gabrilla 102X 1CM, exhibited by Colin Shady, Louisville, Ky.; 8) GF Ariels Image 70X 1CM, exhibited by Gehrke Farms, Hartsburg, Ill.; 9) MFF Miley 2CM, exhibited by Kerrigan Bartrum, Kokomo, Ind. Class 28 1) Miss Burch 015 1CM, exhibited by Alex Sullivan, Mt. Olive, Miss.; 2) HTF Naomi 1CM, exhibited by Ali Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio; 3) SRR

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Open Show Results Miss Hollywood 9X 2CM, exhibited by Blythe Graham, Crossville, Tenn.

Cherry Girl 947W 2CM, exhibited by Ashley Cherry, Martinsville, Ind.

Class 29 1) SIMM Miss Libby 2CM, exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. & Jamie Moore, Piasa, Ill.; 2) GOP Joslyn James 1001X 1CM, exhibited by Brandon Culp, Rensselaer, Ind.

Class 40 1) PVC Kendall Mae 5W 1CM, exhibited by Gretchen Michel, Fort Branch, Ind.; 2) JSUL Mama Mia 9312 1CM, exhibited by Nick Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa; 3) Trixie 434W 1CM, exhibited by Samantha Brooke, Albion, Ind.; 4) RESC Ms Foxy 1CM, exhibited by McKinzie Miller, Columbus, Neb.; 5) KGST 30W Louise 1CM, exhibited by Paige Miller, Torrington, Wyo.; 6) RIST Miss Playmate 920W 1CM, exhibited by Taylor Graham, Crossville, Tenn.; 7) HBSC Candi 243W 1CM, exhibited by Emma Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D.; 8) Freckles 924W 1CM, exhibited by Morgan Lehnert, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; 9) BPF Princess 302W 1CM, exhibited by Landon Hall, Campbellsburg, Ky.; 10) ARF Mitzie 2CM, exhibited by Matthew Paddick, Sumner, Ill.; 11) VBS Ms Holley 11W 1CM, exhibited by VBS Farm, Falmouth, Ky.

Class 32 1) WCC Struttin 395W 1CM, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind.; 2) SLC Daisey 1CM, exhibited by Schrick Land & Cattle, Ltd., Weatherford, Texas; 3) CLC DLX Jillian 1CM, exhibited by Chloe Adair Dill, Alexandria, Tenn.; 4) SC Blossom, exhibited by Zachary Swafford, Pikeville, Tenn. Class 33 1) MM Delia 1CM, exhibited by Natalie Hettmansperger, Science Hill, Ky. Class 36 1) GF Ms Mina 103W 1CM, exhibited by Gehrke Farms, Hartsburg, Ill. Class 37 1) DAJS Ms Lightining 546 1CM, exhibited by Alex Sullivan, Mt. Olive, Miss.; 2) PCFR Libby 1CM, exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio; 3) CFCC RF Lady Gaga 18W 1CM, exhibited by Clayton Main, Seymour, Ind.; 4) OWC

Class 41 1) Moe 90W 1CM, exhibited by Bailey Core, Pleasantville, Iowa; 2) CLS Miss Hot Cookie 1CM, exhibited by Victoria Trbovich, Waynesburg, Ohio; 3) SWSN 265W 1CM, exhibited by DJ Martin, Bargersville, Ind.; 4) WLJ Ms Hired Man 36W 2CM, exhibited by Cory Altena, Georga, Iowa; 5) CARD Eagles Lady 32W 1CM, exhibited by Morgan Swiecichoswki, Pulaski, Wisc. & Greg Logterman & Justin Tom; 6) DSUL

Ashton 42W 1CM, exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio; 7) WINC Josie 935W 1CM, exhibited by Halley Becking, Florence, S.D.; 8) IMB Blue Bell 1CM, exhibited by Jordan Cox, Trenton, N.C.; 9) Four Roses Sugar Baby 1CM, exhibited by Ross Helms, Galveston, Ind. Class 42 1) MCCF Nikelle 1CM, exhibited by Shelby Manning, Union City, Ohio; 2) DUNK Miss Diva 4W 1CM, exhibited by Gunnar Peterson, Wayne, Neb. Class 43 1) DPF Erin 01W 1CM, exhibited by Ali Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio Class 46 1) RJ Miss Who 44P 1CM, exhibited by Kendra VanOrder, Hamilton, Mich.; 2) Kober Cox Sweet Hit 1S 1CM, exhibited by Quintin Bucher, Marietta, Ill. Junior Get of Sire Ventura Farm, Bath, Mich. Produce of Dam Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. Best Six Head Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind.

2010 Premier Breeder & Exhibitor Wilson Cattle Company Cloverdale, Indiana For the second year in a row, Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind., swept the premier contest this year, claiming both Premier Exhibitor and Premier Breeder honors. Congratulations to Bill, Chad and the entire Wilson Cattle Company crew! Great Job!

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Junior Heifer Show Champions

Grand Champion Chiangus Heifer

Grand Champion Chianina Heifer

Exhibited by Abigail Collins, Germantown, Ohio Bred by Foster Brothers Farms, Lockney, Texas Sire: BC 7022 Raven 7965 (AN)

Exhibited by Troy Shaw, Ogden, Iowa Bred by Troy Shaw, Ogden, Iowa Sire: Monopoly 1CM

Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Heifer

Reserve Grand Champion Chianina Heifer

Exhibited by Lucas Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. Bred by Cardinal Cattle Company, Wyoming, Ill. Sire: SAV 5175 Bando 1024

Exhibited by Bailey Core, Pleasantville, Iowa Bred by Michael Matthews, Terril, Iowa Sire: Monopoly 1CM

LSB Raven Rebel 311W 1CA

CARD Aristocrat 313W 1CA

Blonde Lady 1CM

Moe 90W 1CM

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Champion Bred & Owned Chiangus Heifer

Champion Bred & Owned Chianina Heifer

Exhibited & Bred by Morgan Lehnert, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Sire: Connealy Power One (AN)

Exhibited & Bred by Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind. Sire: Monopoly 1CM

WLCF Teazer 1CA

CHAM Miss Lexie 2CM

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Junior Heifer Show Results Chiangus Division Champions

Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion HBSC Ms Wiggles 678X 1CA, exhibited by Emma Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D. Late Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion HBSC Miss Blackberry 133X 1CA, exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion HBSC Ms Wiggles 081X 1CA, exhibited by Demi Powers, Fayette, Ohio Early Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion SLD One Cool Wiggle 0S01X 1CA, exhibited by Ty Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa Senior Heifer Calf Champion LSB Raven Rebel 311W 1CA, exhibited by Abigail Collins, Germantown, Ohio Senior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion RSRS Versace 1CA, exhibited by Brittany Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Summer Yearling Champion HBSC Ms Ace 201W 2CA, exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio Summer Yearling Reserve Champion WLCF Teazer 1CA, exhibited by Morgan Lehnert, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Junior Yearling Champion CARD Aristocrat 313W 1CA, exhibited by Lucas Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. Junior Yearling Reserve Champion JSC Ms Adavntage 289W 2CA, exhibited by Ethan Hanold, Brighton, Ill. Senior Yearling Champion FBF Uniqua 665U 2CA, exhibited by Ramsey Johnson, Winchester, Ky. Senior Yearling Reserve Champion TR U Know It PCA, exhibited by Kelsey Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Class 1 1) VBS Ms Too Die For 50X 1CA, exhibited by Landon Hall, Campbellsburg, Ky.; 2) Lilas 17X PCA, exhibited by Ethan Hanold, Brighton, Ill.; 3) HIGG Satin and Lace 073X 2CA, exhibited by Amelia Higgins, Watertown, Tenn.; 4) Girl Power 2CA, exhibited by Darcy McCoin, Eaton, Ind.; 5) SC Sheeza Lady 1CA, exhibited by Zachary Swafford, Pikeville, Tenn. Class 2 1) HBSC Ms Wiggles 678X 1CA, exhibited by Emma Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D.; 2) HBSC Ms Blackberry 133X 1CA, exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio; 3) RSRS Cassidys Dutches 2CA, exhibited by Madison Stockdale, Waynetown, Ind. Class 5 1) HBSC Ms Wiggles 081X 1CA, exhibited by Demi Powers, Fayette, Ohio; 2) STCC Daisy Mae 045X 1CA, exhibited by Adrianne Trennepohl, Middletown, Ind.; 3) GOP Lucindas Foolish Pleasure PCA, exhibited by Laurel Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Class 6 1) SLD One Cool Wiggle 0S01X 1CA, exhibited by Ty Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa Class 7 1) RSRS Venetia 1CA, exhibited by Kaitlin Block, Paris, Ill. Class 10 1) RSRS Versace 1CA, exhibited by Brittany Culp, Nicholasville, Ky.; 2) HIGG Wild Heart 93W 2CA, exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn.; 3) JMRT Cerene PCA, exhibited by Josh Waters, Talmo, Ga. Class 11 1) LSB Raven Rebel 311W 1CA, exhibited by Abigail Collins, Germantown, Ohio; 2) Ard Ridge Lass 2CA, exhibited by Colton Ogburn, Ghent, Ky.

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Class 14 1) HBSC Ms Ace 201W 2CA, exhibited by Hanna Winegardner, Lima, Ohio; 2) WLCF Teazer 1CA, exhibited by Morgan Lehnert, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; 3) ANC Skittles 2CA, exhibited by Abby Nelson, Valparaiso, Neb. Class 17 1) CARD Aristocrat 313W 1CA, exhibited by Lucas Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.; 2) JSC Ms Advantage 289W 2CA, exhibited by Ethan Hanold, Brighton, Ill.; 3) DSL Ms Shes New 903W 2CA, exhibited by Keiffer Sexton, Ainsworth, Ill. Class 18 1) WLCF Zeba 1CA, exhibited by Morgan Lehnert, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Class 21 1)FBF Uniqua 665U 2CA, exhibited by Ramsey Johnson, Winchester, Ky.; 2) TR U Know It PCA, exhibited by Kelsey Culp, Nicholasville, Ky.; 3) TR U Shirley Can 2CA, exhibited by Laurel Culp, Nicholasville, Ky.

Chianina Division Champions

Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion Cocos Puff 1CM, exhibited by Reed Hanes, Greenville, Ohio Late Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion DSCA Rosebud 638X 2CM, exhibited by Mark Blake, Earl Park, Ind. Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion CHAM Miss Lexie 2CM, exhibited by Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind. Early Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion SIMM Miss Libby 2CM, exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. Senior Heifer Calf Champion MMMC Miss Donna 1CM, exhibited by Travis Royster, Winder, Ga. Senior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion Rose Bud 902W 1CM, exhibited by Kaitlan Canaday, Toccoa, Ga. Summer Yearling Champion ICS Sweetness 34W 1CM, exhibited by Kale Spengler, Durant, Iowa Summer Yearling Reserve Champion KRZY Jackie 990W 1CM, exhibited by Austin Line, Seaton, Ill. Junior Yearling Champion Blonde Lady 1CM, exhibited by Troy Shaw, Ogden, Iowa Junior Yearling Reserve Champion Moe 90W 1CM, exhibited by Bailey Core, Pleasantville, Iowa Senior Yearling Champion Wolfridge Babe-ilicious 491U 1CM, exhibited by Cooper Canada, Morehead, Ky. Cow/Calf Champion RJ Miss Who 44P 1CM, exhibited by Kendra VanOrder, Hamilton, Mich. Cow/Calf Reserve Champion BESC Miss Lacey 1CM, exhibited by Blake Ebersole, Sterling, Ill. Class 1 1) RMHC Selena 2CA, exhibited by Shelby Manning, Union City, Ohio; 2) MSC Paris 2CM, exhibited by Alec Myers, Taylorville, Ill.; 3) Whos A Lady 1CM, exhibited by Michala Nierman, Brownstown, Ind.; 4) TMN Saggie Maggie 1CM, exhibited by Roxie Newell, Michigantown, Ind.; 5) KJD Erica 32X 2CM, exhibited by Blake Morehead, Alexandria, Ind.; 6) MVMF 750X 1CM, exhibited by Jeffrey Smith, Williams, Ind.; 7) Holleys Biker Babe 132X 1CM, exhibited by Joey Bockbrader, Bloomdale, Ohio; 8) RF Miss Mo 1CM, exhibited by John Baltzell, Waynesville, N.C.; 9) LMJ Ms Womanizer 9059 1CM, exhibited by Olivia Claire, Watseka, Ill.; 10) Miss Q Who 2CM, exhibited by Quintin Bucher, Marietta, Ill.; 11) MSFC Wendy 06X 2CM, exhibited by Sharon Smith, Lynn, Ind.


Junior Heifer Show Results Class 2 1) GVH Caliope II 2CM, exhibited by Tyler Eldridge, Allenton, Mich.; 2) FSC Naught 2 Obvious 1CM, exhibited by Christen Braat, Chardon, Ohio; 3) ZP Passing Go 1CM, exhibited by Cameron Guernsey, Jamestown, Ind.; 4) Adison 10 1CM, exhibited by Jessica Carmichael, Bloomington, Ind.; 5) EBS Miss 1CM, exhibited by Lucas Ebersole, Sterling, Ill.; 6) MM Baby Doll, exhibited by Matthew Blankenship, Nolensville, Tenn.; 7) KJD Sophia 21X 1CM, exhibited by Brennan Morehead, Alexandria, Ind.; 8) BJRF Adrina 2CM, exhibited by Brooke Rupprecht, Vassar, Mich.; 9) BG Clarisse 145X 1CM, exhibited by Danyelle Himburg, Petersburg, Mich.; 10) Bear Essential 1CM, exhibited by Ashely Buell, Pataskala, Ohio Class 3 1) Cocos Puff 1CM, exhibited by Reed Hanes, Greenville, Ohio; 2) DSCA Rosebud 638X 2CM, exhibited by Mark Blake, Earl Park, Ind.; 3) Otts Miss Sadie 1CM, exhibited by Brittany Conkey, Hicksville, Ohio; 4) CKG Hanna 009 1CM, exhibited by Danyelle Himburg, Petersburg, Mich.; 5) CKG Maddie 008 2CM, exhibited by Brooke Rupprecht, Vassar, Mich.; 6) SJKC Miss Bailey 197X 2CM, exhibited by Bailey McClelland, Bowen, Ill.; 7) MCCF Jemma 1CM, exhibited by Candace Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio; 8) I Am Grace of God 1CM, exhibited by Meghan Watson, Kenly, N.C.; 9) MCH Nikki 1CM, exhibited by Joe Bockbrader, Bloomdale, Ohio; 10) Derrer Farms Ms Roxy 75X 1CM, exhibited by Tiffany Russell, Roseville, Ill. Class 6 1) CHAM Miss Lexie 2CM, exhibited by Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.; 2) DICE Ella 1CM, exhibited by Konner Kirkpatrick, Avilla, Ind.; 3) SLD Miss Night Train 0S11X 1CM, exhibited by Ty Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa; 4) SF Little Judy 1CM, exhibited by Colton Tom, Zanesville, Ohio; 5) MINN Elanoar 1X 1CM, exhibited by Jon Heaton, Toulon, Ill.; 6) TFSC Snooky 670 1CM, exhibited by Laci Porter, Ipava, Ill.; 7) BG Rachel 141X 1CM, exhibited by Danyelle Himburg, Petersburg, Mich.; 8) Millers Miss Laila Ali 1CM, exhibited by Meghan Watson, Kenly, N.C.; 9) TSCC Miss Remember Us 028X 2CM, exhibited by Amanda Schwab, Batesville, Ind.; 10) LARR Lady Luck 31 1CM, exhibited by Jeffrey Smith, Williams, Ind.; 11) GVH Miss Daisy 22X 1CM, exhibited by Tyler Eldridge, Allenton, Mich.; 12) VBS Ms Mira Two 1X 2CM, exhibited by Carter Mobley, Georgetown, Ky.; 13) Miss Adrean 1CM, exhibited by Ashley Lewis, Fort Wayne, Ind. Class 7 1) HTF Naomi 1CM, exhibited by Ali Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio; 2) DICE Carmella 1CM, exhibited by Kyle Dice, Avilla, Ind.; 3) SF Lady Antebellum 1CM, exhibited by Dakota Tom, Cumberland, Ohio; 4) SRR Miss Hollywood 9X 2CM, exhibited by Blythe Graham, Crossville, Tenn.; 5) SHFM Foxy 1CM, exhibited by Justin Mason, Flushing, Ohio; 6) KNBB Desinty 1CM, exhibited by Tyler Shewmaker, Corydon, Ind. Class 8 1) SIMM Miss Libby 2CM, exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.; 2) ANBB Black Pearl 2CM, exhibited by Ashley Buell, Pataskala, Ohio; 3) GOP Joslyn James 1001X 1CM, exhibited by Brandon Culp, Rensselaer, Ind. Class 11 1) Rose Bud 902W 1CM, exhibited by Kaitlan Canaday, Toccoa, Ga.; 2) CLC DLX Jillian 1CM, exhibited by Chloe Adair Dill, Alexandria, Tenn.; 3) SC Blossom, exhibited by Zachary Swafford, Pikeville, Tenn. Class 12 1) MMMC Miss Donna 1CM, exhibited by Travis Royster, Winder, Ga.; 2)

Graves Sevella, exhibited by William Graves, Cleveland, Ala.; 3) MBSC Miss Carrie 29W 2CM, exhibited by Maggie Bromm, Olney, Ill.; 4) Elmore Lady Newby 1CM, exhibited by Christopher Mackey, Mars Hill, N.C.; 5) MM Delia 1CM, exhibited by Natalie Hettmansperger, Science Hill, Ky.; 6) ECC Kendra 8W 1CM, exhibited by Tyler Echler, Swanton, Ohio Class 15 1) MM Cookies N Cream 1CM, exhibited by Samantha Reese, Petersburg, Tenn.; 2) SSC Delilah 830W 2CM, exhibited by Tucker Wagner, Collinsville, Miss. Class 16 1) Miss Payton 612W 2CM, exhibited by Kaylee Fisher, Wapakoneta, Ohio Class 17 1) ICS Sweetness 34W 1CM, exhibited by Kale Spengler, Durant, Iowa; 2) KRZY Jackie 990W 1CM, exhibited by Austin Line, Seaton, Ill.; 3) NMR Fantasia 1CM, exhibited by Amanda Ashley Baumgarn, Round Lake, Minn.; 4) PCFR Libby 1CM, exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio; 5) CFCC FR Lady Gaga 18W 1CM, exhibited by Clayton Main, Seymour, Ind.; 6) KSSC Chanel 1CM, exhibited by Kinzie Selke, Frankfort, Ind.; 7) DAJS Ms Lightining 546 1CM, exhibited by Alex Sullivan, Mt. Olive, Miss.; 8) KJD Forget Me Not 20W 1CM, exhibited by Blake Morehead, Alexandria, Ind.; 9) KV Eventress Pearl 2CM, exhibited by Natalie Hettmansperger, Science Hill, Ky.; 10) VBS Ms Winney 1CM, exhibited by Amanda Conley, Georgetown, Ky. Class 20 1) Blonde Lady 1CM, exhibited by Troy Shaw, Ogden, Iowa; 2) KGST 30W Louise 1CM, exhibited by Paige Miller, Torrington, Wyo.; 3) JSUL Mama Mia 9312 1CM, exhibited by Nick Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa; 4) RESC Ms Foxy 1CM, exhibited by McKinzie Miller, Columbus, Neb.; 5) Trixie 434W 1CM, exhibited by Samantha Brooke, Albion, Ind.; 6) PVC Kendall Mae 5W 1CM, exhibited by Gretchen Michel, Fort Branch, Ind.; 7) HBSC Candi 243W 1CM, exhibited by Emma Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D.; 8) RIST Miss Playmate 920W 1CM, exhibited by Taylor Graham, Crossville, Tenn.; 9) TGK Miss Jackie 1W 1CM, exhibited by SyAnn Foster, Lockney, Texas; 10) BPF Princess 302W 1CM, exhibited by Landon Hall, Campbellsburg, Ky.; 11) Freckles 924W 1CM, exhibited by Morgan Lehnert, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; 12) KBSC Hanna 52W 1CM, exhibited by Kelsey Culp, Nicholsville, Ky.; 13) KVO Lexus 2CM, exhibited by Kendra VanOrder, Hamilton, Mich.; 14) HANE Tangie 2CM, exhibited by Lane Manning, Union City, Ohio Class 21 1) Moe 90W 1CM, exhibited by Bailey Core, Pleasantville, Iowa; 2) Miss Hold Her 539W 1CM, exhibited by Addison Tomson, Westport, Ind.; 3) DSUL Ashton 42W 1CM, exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio; 4) WINC Josie 935W 1CM, exhibited by Halley Becking, Florence, S.D.; 5) Whos The One 1CM, exhibited by Megan Hunt, New Madison, Ohio; 6) LFC Bella 1CM, exhibited by Curtis Harsh, Radnor, Ohio; 7) Four Roses Sugar Baby 1CM, exhibited by Ross Helms, Galveston, Ind. Class 22 1) CLS Miss Hot Cookie 1CM, exhibited by Victoria Trbovich, Waynesburg, Ohio; 2) SWSN 265W 1CM, exhibited by DJ Martin, Bargersville, Ind.; 3) CARD Eagles Lady 32W 1CM, exhibited by Morgan Swiecichoswki, Pulaski, Wisc.; 4) BCSN Whitney 1CM, exhibited by Morgan Tomson, Westport, Ind.; 5) MSC Trish 1CM, exhibited by Ethan Hanold, Brighton, Ill.; 6) IMB Blue Bell 1CM, exhibited by Jordan Cox, Trenton, N.C.; 7) Little Miss Riley 2CM, exhibited by Lauren Dillon, Bicknell, Ind.;

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Junior Heifer Show Results 8) CVMB Lucy 314W 1CM, exhibited by Addison Morse, Prophetstown, Ill. Class 23 1) JSC TST Taylor 33W 1CM, exhibited by MacKenzie Schmalshof, Avon, Ill.; 2) MMB Ms Babs 635W 1CM, exhibited by Laci Proter, Ipava, Ill.; 3) Dr Claire 1CM, exhibited by Ashley Buell, Pataskala, Ohio; 4) CVMB 226W 1CM, exhibited by Addison Morse, Prophetstown, Ill.; 5) Miss Tiwster Child 1CM, exhibited by Karl Miller, Prophetstown, Ill.; 6) MCCF Nikelle 1CM, exhibited by Shelby Manning, Union City, Ohio; 7) FSCX Serena 1CM, exhibited by John Batlzell, Waynesville, N.C.; 8) MPSH Buggy 1CM, exhibited by Michael Henderson, Bluffton, Ind.

Class 24 1) DPF Erin 01W 1CM, exhibited by Ali Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio; 2) KALA Miss Sail Away 1CM, exhibited by Kayla Campbell, Cedarville, Ohio; 3) AML Ms Gold 428W 1CM, exhibited by Marina Morgan, Franklin, N.C. Class 27 1) Wolfridge Babe-ilicious 491U 1CM, exhibited by Cooper Canada, Morehead, Ky. Class 30 1) RJ Miss Who 44P 1CM, exhibited by Kendra VanOrder, Hamilton, Mich.; 2) BESC Miss Lacey 1CM, exhibited by Blake Ebersole, Sterling, Ill.; 3) Kober Cox Sweet Hit 1S 1CM, exhibited by Quintin Bucher, Marietta, Ill.

A Tribute to Outgoing ACA Board Members Three valuable ACA board members completed their tenure at the 2010 ACA National Show in Louisville. Neal Branscum, Chuck Madaris and Brian Sulak all devoted an enormous amount of time to the ACA and the board of directors, helping to ensure the ACA is moving in the right direction. Neal served as Chairman for the last year. Chuck served on the performance/genetic abnormality committee and devoted countless hours to develop the ACA's Genetic Abnormality Testing Policy. Brian's input on various topics helped move the ACA forward. The ACA thanks these three individuals for their selfless service Ed Miller and Stan Comer presented Neal Bransto the association and wish them all success in their operations. cum with his retiring board bronze at the 2010 ACA National Sale.

Ladies Auxiliary Thank Yous A special thank you goes to Kay & Charles Burk for their donation of two Galen Struve Chianina bronze statues to the ACA Fundraiser auction. A portion of the proceeds were presented to the ACA Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship program. We would also like to recognize Talmo Ranch for their generous purchase of the bronzes. Thank you for helping the Auxiliary's effort to give scholarships each year. The ACLA would also like to thank everyone who donated items or bid on them at the silent auction fundraiser in Louisville. The silent auction income adds to the funds available for scholarship each year and helps with the queen's travel expenses. Thanks so much for your support. Comer Cattle Co., IN • Tammy Swafford, TN • Ventura Farm, MI • Lene Hitz, PA • Quiggins Farms & Reba Prather, Ky •

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Jason Manning, OH • Talmo Ranch, GA • Ken Culp III, KY • Laurel Culp, KY • Kelsey Culp, KY • Jennifer Smith, IL • Brittany Sheets Fox, IN • Barb Garrett, IN • Charles & Kay Burk, TX • Wanda Quiggins, KY Congratulations to the ACLA Fundraising Committee for completing the ACA Auxiliary Cookbook. The committee consisted of Jill Miller, Debbie Woodroof, Sandra Culp and Joni Bucher. You can still purchase cookbooks – $12/each or 3 for $30. If you are interested in purchasing one, please contact the ACA office or Deb Geuns. Thank you to all who have already purchased cookbooks and supported the scholarship funding effort.


ACA National Sale & Banquet

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ew – that’s the best way one could describe the 2010 National Sale. New Date, New Time, New Sale Staff, New Auctioneer, New Location, New Format, New consignors, and maybe the most important new thing that was noticed were the new faces in attendance. Everything that could be changed was. It was a bold move on behalf of the ACA Sale Committee and ACA leadership to change the format of this year’s event to a video auction and hold it in conjunction with the ACA Awards program. From the standpoint of attendance and buyers in the room, it was a smashing success. One would be hard pressed to remember when there was a larger crowd on hand for the ACA sale at the North American. The evening started out with a viewing of the live sale cattle that were on hand for the sale back in the barn by the ACA booth, with folks partaking in refreshments and great beef sticks from Gehrke Farms. Folks then gathered in the banquet room for hors d'eouvres and promptly at 6 p.m. ACA CEO Stan Comer took the podium for a few award presentations. We honored Willow Oak Ranch with the Breeder of the Year award and also recognized three retiring board members for their years of service – Neal Branscum, Chuck Madaris and Brian Sulak. We then moved into some of the “highlight” items from the Benefit Auction before moving on to the National sale lots. When the dust settled, more than $8,500 was raised from the ACA Benefit Auction. Special thanks to everyone who helped make that such a great success. The sale was conducted by video, allowing never before offered lots to be sold. The crowd was great and the auction was lively, making for a evening to remember.

of $21,000 selling to the Blanding Family from Indiana who since the sale has exhibited this heifer to champion or reserve champion honors four times. Great job! Lot 3 – GXK Miss New Merger 1 – This January heifer calf from Gettinger Chiangus sired by DUFF New Edition 6018 and out of Miss Merger traded at $5,000 to Trennepohl Farms of Indiana. Lot 10 – Genetic Package Donor with Pregnancy – This lot consigned by Sheets Chiangus and Marion Smith sold to Ken Culp Jr. of Indiana. Lot 6 – KBSC Ms Monopoly 1X – This March heifer calf sired by Monopoly was consigned by Kendall Bremer Show Cattle and sold for $4,250.

A full house was on hand for the 2010 ACA National Show and Banquet. The updated format added new excitement to the evening for all those involved.

Sale Averages Total Sale Gross................................................. $70,840 8 Live Lots........................................................... $5,706 3 Flushes............................................................. $2,766 30 Embryos............................................................ $560 National Sale Highlights: Lot 1 – CHAM Lexie – This March heifer calf sired by Monopoly was consigned by Becca Chamberlin and Goettemoeller Show Cattle and fetched a recent record

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ACA Membership Meeting

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he American Chianina Association held its annual meeting on Tuesday, November 16, 2010, in room W3 of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. There were 27 people in attendance including ACA board members (Branscum, Clarahan, Culp, Esch, Higgins, Hossle, Melroe, Miller, Schrick and Sheets); incoming board member Mark Johnson, ACA staff (Comer, Counts, T. Winter and S. Winter); former ACA board members (Burk, Geuns, Hitz, J. Miller, and Morehead) and Chianina breeders. Chairman Neal Branscum called the meeting to order at 10:40 a.m. EDT. Branscum introduced the current and incoming board members and staff. Sheets presented the treasurer’s report. There are new accounting and auditing practices in place. The new accounting practices combine the financial statements of the ACA and the ACJ which provide a clearer picture of the financial status. An audit was recently conducted. Heather Counts reported on the national show numbers. In the Chiangus division, there are 87 head showing; of which 29 are bulls and 58 females. In the Chianina division, there are 110 to be shown, of which 26 are bulls and 84 are females. The show order is as follows: Chiangus bulls, Chianina bulls, Chiangus females, followed by Chianina females. Ken Culp, III reported on the “low percentage rule” that the board passed at the April meeting. Culp reviewed the issue and the factors that contributed to the board’s decision. He referred to the commentary article that was printed in the 2010 Herd Book issue (pages 61 – 65). The final decision, as printed in the ACJ is as follows: “Breeding cattle born on or after January 1, 2012 must have a minimum of 6.25% Chianina blood in order to participate in ACA nationally sponsored shows or sales.” Nationally sponsored shows and sales include the following: Denver (show and sale), Ft. Worth (youth and open), the National Jr. Heifer Show and the national show at the North American (junior, open and sale). Stan Comer gave a “state of the ACA address.” Stan thanked the board for their confidence and said that is was a great honor to serve the ACA as its CEO. He also reported that some of the biggest accomplishments of the past year included hiring two new staff members (Tanner and Samantha Winter) and the completed renovation of the ACA Headquarters building. Comer thanked Esch and Higgins for their assistance and oversight of this renovation process. There is an increase in registrations as compared to the previous year. Additionally, both the junior

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and adult memberships have increased as compared to a year ago. More than $8,000 was raised last evening at the benefit auction. The national sale averaged just over $3,500 last evening with a $21,000 top. A drawing was held of those attending the annual meeting with the winner (Grassland Farms) receiving a complimentary half page ad in the ACJ. Branscum thanked the board of directors and the entire membership for the opportunity to serve as a director for the previous six years and as chairman for the previous year. Sheets moved to adjourn at 11:08 a.m. Seconded by Ed Miller. Motion carried.

Tyler Winegardner

Herdsman of the Year

Tyler Winegardner received the 2010 ACA Herdsman of the Year award from ACA CEO Stan Comer and Heather Counts, ACA Director of Shows & Activities.

Tyler Winegardner was selected by his peers as the 2010 ACA Herdsman of the Year. Winegardner works for his family operation, Winegardner Show Cattle and is no stranger to the Chi breed. Selected each year by their peers, the Herdsman of the Year receives a plaque commemorating the memorial award for Keith Dusenberry, as well as a directors chair. Congratulations Tyler!


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Congratulations Gretchen “Kendall”

on a great junior career!

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March 5, 2010 • 1 p.m. Sale • Noon Lunch Miller Livestock Barn • Miller, S.D. Selling 5 Two Year Old Bulls 50 Yearling Bulls & 25 Bred Heifers Bulls sired by Advantage, Momentum, Northern Improvement & TC Freedom Heifers bred to Northern Improvement, Bismark, Kingpin & Advantage

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Editor’s Note: The ACA lost two long-time members in the last few months and they will be truly missed. Below are excerpts from the November 2001 ACJ when Winfred & Doug were among the honorees of the 2001 ACA National Show & Sale.

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infred Brown, a member of the ACA’s Dynamic Duo (the other member being Al Anthony) was a champion of the breed since the early 70’s. “We got started in the early 70’s when we attended the first seminar on Chianina cattle in Springfield, Mo,” after which he secured some Chi semen. “Those fullbloods were good to me,” said Winfred. Winfred retired from the aviation industry and said, “I’m a pilot, I don’t know much about cattle – I just know what I like” and he liked Chiinfluenced cattle for nearly four decades. The Dynamic Duo teamed up for many many years, making their way to shows and sales, the highlight, of course, being the National Show in Louisville and the Junior Shows. Even though these former members of the aviation industry could fly wherever they wanted for nothing, they chose to drive. Winfred was a face many looked forward to seeing at the shows and will be missed greatly.

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oug Stephens was always anxious to show you his cattle herd. Stephens was one of the first to recognize the value of Chi-influenced cattle he raised at his Pleasant Valley Ranch nestled in the foothills of the great Rocky Mountains near the capital of Utah, Ogden. Stephens’ Pleasant Valley Ranch has been home to Chiinfluenced cattle since the early 70’s. “Me and a couple of guys brought a fullblood bull over, he was one of them early ones brought over here. First time I went to see him, I went to Denver and you know I’ve been in the cattle business all my life, but when I saw him I knew I’d seen the Cadillac of Cattle. I brought him home and put him out on those little old native cattle and they just exploded!” For almost 30 years Doug Stephens has grown and cultivated quality Chi-influenced genetics and is “damn proud.” But his pride is a little dimmed when he talks of the overall Chi-influenced story. “They haven’t been accepted, even as good as they are have they? Our Association’s been good and you know, we put out a good Journal. But I’ve thought a lot

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Doug Stephens Winfred Brown about what it’s going to take for agriculture to work like other businesses.” One of the reasons Doug Stephens was honored at the 2001 ACA National Show & Sale is rooted in his response for success in the cattle business and equally important, success for our Association: “Agriculture people have got to quit talking to each other and talk to people who eat their product. We just keep talkin’ to our own group. We don’t tell our story – maybe we don’t know how to tell our story, even if we tell the story, we tell it to each other.” Thoughtful and insightful, Doug Stephens’ words are correct and he didn’t’ use a Gallop Poll to figure it out! Rounding out his formula for success: “You know, we’re not talking to enough people. Look at what the automotive people do to tell their story about automobiles. Maybe we just like to be dumb and work hard and don’t change – if that’s the case, just stay there.” Great insight from a long time Chi enthusiast and more, a man who knew how to market his product. A man who knew that basic eyeball-to-eyeball, belly-to-belly conversation is the best. We need to tell our story – it’s a good one – to those who use our product, and spread the word, one ranch at a time.


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Carcass Ultrasound 101

Vol. 21

Ultrasound Matters

Producers who make data based decisions see profit at the end

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ow important is ultrasound data to a producer making genetic selections? “The only way to make decisions is to look at performance data and ultrasound data,” says Blake Crawford of Adair, Iowa. Crawford runs a commercial beef operation he describes as ‘farrow to finish.’ “If you have animals that are not measuring up, you have to rely on ultrasound to identify the reason and improve future generations.” For Crawford, it’s all about herd improvement. “If you have a herd that’s below average for marbling or rib eye area, you need to improve those traits and increase those numbers,” he says. “So you’re going to make your replacement decisions based on that need. And you’re going to use ultrasound to do that. It’s the only way there is to have a look at those animals and their potential.” That knowledge not only determines which animals Crawford keeps, it gives him more confidence in his matings. “I’m not going to cull an otherwise good heifer or cow because she’s low in a particular trait,” he explains. “I’m going to AI her to a bull that makes up for that deficiency. I do that for the future of the herd. If you can cut that difference in half, you’ve helped your herd.” Richard McClung, of Wehrmann Angus in New Market, Virginia, agrees. “I’ve seen the tremendous improvement ultrasound has made in our herd and the herds of our customers,” he says. “I believe in ultrasound totally.” At Wehrmann’s, every bull and cow is scanned with ultrasound, and has been since 1985. The operation sells around 300 bulls each year, nearly 200 of them to large ranches in the western U.S. that own their stock from conception to harvest. “We get reports from these people of the difference that data makes,” says McClung. McClung also uses DNA profiling and finds it substantiates the ultrasound generated EPDs. “These are unimpeachable sources,” says McClung.

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And that’s why Crawford insists ultrasound data is critical when buying a bull, the starting point for herd improvement. “I wouldn’t buy one without it,” he says, adding the data can sometimes lead to the unexpected. He uses for example a herd sire with a .64 EPD for marbling. “He is a true outlier,” says Crawford. “Neither parent was known for high marbling, but he is and it is highly heritable from him. We never would have known that without ultrasound.” It’s a phenomenon frequently found with the use of ultrasound. “Some of the ones you think aren’t that good are the ones that have Choice calves,” says Terry Hedeman of Lockwood, Mo. Hedeman, too, relies heavily on data when bull shopping. “We look at it hard,” says Hedeman. For bulls he likes to see carcass merit EPDs of at least .3 for %IMF and no less than .12 for REA, with no heavy backfat. Mostly he likes how the data helps keep him in the middle of the road. “You can’t just look at one thing,” says Hedeman. “You have to look at the whole picture. When you sell to the feedlots, they make you look at good numbers all around. We’ve had steers with a 20-21 inch ribeye that wouldn’t grade Choice because they weren’t marbled.” Joe Mayer of Guymon, Oklahoma, agrees with the need for data when buying a bull to sire profitable calves. “We use the heck out of it,” says Mayer of ultrasound generated performance data. He relies heavily on the information to select the ten or so bulls he buys each year. “In fact, it’s about all I use.” “Before the bull sale, we go through the catalogue,” continues Mayer. “We have minimums for a set of EPDs and those that don’t meet the standards we mark off and go on. We’ll cut the field of around 400-500 down to 70 or 80 the first round.” Mayer says they prefer bulls with .95 marbling and .76 REA. “But nothing is perfect,” he adds, “if it was, I couldn‘t afford it.”


Carcass Ultrasound 101 (continued) He uses the catalogue numbers to assign possible purchases to A, B, and C-lists, assigning a value of what he is willing to pay. “Even a C-list animal has some value,” says Mayer. “That’s one I might use on older cows, or environments where we don’t watch them as close – if I can get him for the right price.” A-list bulls on the other hand, are

heavily utilized. Through AI and embryo transplant, along with a cycle of natural service, Mayer will get 60-70 calves out of a top-line bull selected for his performance potential. Using data to assign bulls to various elements of his 1,200-cow herd works for Mayer, who also feeds out his steers and sells them on the U.S. Premium Beef grid. “It may seem like witchcraft

to some, but ultrasound data is a pretty accurate measurement of a bull’s capabilities,” says Mayer. “If you don’t believe it works, feed some cattle.” “I’ve seen the difference it has made in the bottom line of the people who buy our bulls,” adds McClung. “We’ll continue to use ultrasound as a measure. I wouldn’t do it without it. Producers need to just do it – it works.”

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Board Minutes ACA Board of Directors Minutes Northfield Inn July 1, 2010 • Springfield, Ill. The ACA Board of Directors met on Thursday, July 1, 2010, in the Onyx Room of the Northfield Inn, Springfield, Ill., in conjunction with the National Junior Heifer Show. The meeting was called to order by Chairman Branscum at 9:37 a.m. Board members present included Branscum, Melroe, Culp, Sheets, Clarahan, Esch, Higgins, Hossle, Madaris, Miller, Schrick and Sulack. ACA CEO Comer was also present. Melroe moved, Miller seconded to dispense with the reading of the minutes from the April 9 & 10 board meeting held in Platte City. Motion carried. Sheets presented the year-end financial statement for the ACA and ACJ and the balance sheet. After considerable discussion, Miller moved, Higgins seconded, that the financial statements be accepted.

Booth and Ron Kreis. Sheets reported on the National Sale, which is being overhauled for 2010. Heather received approval to conduct the sale in the West Hall of the KFEC for a 3% commission fee. Rob has discussed the sale with Sonny Booth, who is interested in selling the sale which will be conducted via video. No live lots will be displayed in the West Hall. Mears and EDJE were both suggested. Miller moved, Clarahan seconded, that the Show and Sale Committee move forward with planning the event and hiring sale management. Promotion Committee:  Melroe reported that the new brochures are printed and available. Madaris represented the ACA at the recent BIF Convention held in Missouri. Comer reported that Ed Creason had made a swing through the Midwest and Southeast regions in order to film some video footage for a promotion. Additional footage will be shot during the Junior National in order to develop a video targeting youth.

Standing Committee Reports: Show and Sale Committee:  Alan Sears from Sears Marketing Services, reported on the Denver Sale. The Sale Report is as follows: 28 Bulls averaged $3,723 2 Bred Heifers averaged $3,750 18 Open Heifers averaged $2,836 4 Embryo Lots  averaged $4,438 Total Sale Average on 52 lots $3,472

Beef Derby Committee:  The bulk of the cattle on test have been harvested.

Total sale commission was just over 17%, which includes 2% for the NWSS and 2% for the ACA. Hossle moved, Madaris seconded, that we hire Sears Marketing Services to manage the NWSS sale. Motion carried. Stan will communicate with Alan that our preferences for an auctioneer are Sonny

The meeting was recessed at 11:05 a.m. and was reconvened at 11:19 a.m.

Performance / Genetic Abnormality Committee: Madaris presented the updated draft of the ACA Genetic Abnormality Testing Policy. He proposed that everyone study the document then follow-up with a conference call for approval.

Building / Grounds Committee: Comer recognized Esch for all of the time, effort and expertise that he devoted to this project during the week

that he spent in Platte City obtaining bids for the renovation project as well as the follow-up work. A separate line of credit for $100,000 at 6.25% interest, payable over 5 years, has been approved. The renovation began the week of June 28. If everything works according to plan, the building could be completed by August 1. Budget / Audit Committee:  Sheets presented the ACA Proposed Budget for 2010 – 11. Miller moved, seconded by Hossle, that the proposed budget be approved. Motion carried 10 - 1. Special Committee Reports: Employee Handbook:  Hossle and Comer reported. They have identified several discrepancies in the handbook. Currently, employees receive 10 vacation days after their first year of employment. An additional vacation day is awarded after the second year of employment, with an additional day awarded per year for a maximum of 15 vacation days per year. Six sick days are provided per year. These days can be accrued up to two years.   ABRS, LLC – Fee Structure:  Hossle reported that the fee structure has not yet been developed. However, he presented a scenario in which the registrar could become an employee of the LLC and process all of their contractual work through that position and the LLC.  New Business: 2011 Major Fundraiser (i.e. Star Spangled Extravaganza): Consensus was to delay plans until after the National Sale in Louisville to determine the success of that fundraiser. The National Sale in Louisville, which will include a benefit component, could replace the major fundraiser. Miller

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Board Minutes (continued) moved to table the topic. 2010 Junior National: Comer reported for Counts. There are 205 head checked in for 169 exhibitors. 2011 Junior National: The official meeting with Crosby Kemper has not taken place. However, indications are that Mr. Kemper will once again underwrite the cost of the facility for the 3 breed junior national, including Chianina, Maine-Anjou and Charolais. 2012 Junior National: North Dakota has offered to host the Jr. National in conjunction with the NDSF. This would necessitate moving the Junior National to late July. The Maine Anjou Junior National will be held in Ohio that year. The NDCA will be invited to make a presentation to the ACA Board at the North American. ACA National Show Honoree, Commercial Cattlemen, Chi Promoter of the Year: No decision was made. Appointment of ACA Composite Breed Advisory Committees (Chiangus, Chimaine, Chiford, Chianina, Red Chiangus): Branscum reported on discussions that have taken place over the past several months to recreate the Chiangus Classic, while also providing an opportunity for other composites to participate. Coincidently, all board members received a copy of a letter sent to CEO Comer by Richard Arnold concerning the formation of an organization referred to as the Chiangus Council. Branscum suggested the appointment of three member advisory committees for Chiangus, Chimaines, and a combined committee for Chianina, Chiford and Red Chiangus. The purpose of the composite advisory committees is to determine how the ACA can better serve our membership and breeders.

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These committees will be appointed at the October Board meeting. Board meeting was recessed at 1:21 p.m. and was reconvened at 1:27 p.m. ACA Audit: Comer reported that our by-laws require an annual audit. The CPA that the ACA has retained advised us that the $6,000 - $6,500 that we pay for an audit, plus $1,500 for the tax return preparation was too high. A second bid has been obtained for $4,500, which includes both the audit and the tax return preparation.   Open Staff Positions:  We have two open staff positions: Marketing & Performance Testing and Director of Membership and Accounting. Comer has interviewed candidates for both positions. The board directed Comer to hire the most qualified candidates.   Esch inquired if Comer would be interested in getting Quick Books Training in Platte City. Comer affirmed his interest. Consensus was that the ACA would underwrite the cost of this continuing education. Hossle moved, Shrick seconded that the Board go into Executive Session at 2 p.m. Executive Session ended at 2:21 p.m. Hossle moved, Miller seconded to adjourn at 2:22 p.m. Respectfully submitted, Ken Culp III, Secretary Neal Branscum, Chairman ACA Board of Directors Minutes ACA Headquarters Oct. 29-30 2010 • Platte City, Mo. The ACA Board of Directors met on Friday, October 29, 2010, at the ACA Headquarters in Platte City, Mo. President Neal Branscum called the meeting to order at 8:50 a.m. CDT. Board members present included: Branscum, Melroe, Culp, Sheets, Clarahan, Esch,

Higgins, Hossle, Madaris, Miller and Schrick. Sulak was absent due to a funeral. Staff members present included CEO Stan Comer and Director of Sales & Marketing Tanner Winter. Hossle moved, seconded by Miller, to approve the minutes as printed. Motion carried. ACA Registrar Jennifer Roach updated the board on registrations and transfers. From the period of May 1, 2010 to October 19, 2010 there were 2,564 total registrations, as compared to 2,103 for the same period one year earlier. The bulk of this growth (434 head) is in the Chiangus composite. There were 1,516 transfers for the same period, as compared to 1,291 for the same period one year earlier. There were an additional 91 Chiangus transfers and 128 Chimaine transfers as compared with the same period one year earlier. Samantha Winter, Director of Membership and Accounting, updated the board on progress with collections and collecting late entry fees. Sheets presented the financial report. For the period of May 1 – August 31, 2010, the ACA showed an operating profit of $7,493.54. The ACA is utilizing a new accountant and new accounting procedures. The financial report now combines the ACA and the ACJ into one financial report. Melroe moved, seconded by Schrick, to accept the treasurer’s report. Motion carried. Old Business: There was no old business. Ad Hoc Committee Reports: Building / Grounds Committee: Don Esch presented the financial summary for the renovation of the headquarters building of the ACA. The projected costs for the entire project were $74,293.16. The final cost was $75,233.68. The ACA moved back into the building in September and the


Board Minutes (continued) north office suite is ready to be rented. The lower level still needs to have the drywall replaced and the contents that were moved from the upper level need to be organized for long term storage. Standing Committee Reports: Budget / Audit Committee: Todd Karlin, CPA, and Rob Sheets presented the report of the Budget / Audit Committee. Todd clarified that because he is the ACA’s CPA, he cannot audit the books. Therefore, one of his colleagues is currently conducting the audit. Todd gave an overview of the current accounting procedures. Accounts receivable are currently about $3,000, excluding those accounts that have been sent to collections. We are currently sending delinquent accounts of $100 or more to collections. Each account sent to collections costs $50. Sam Winter presented a listing of 340 accounts with credits of $20 or less. The board discussed two key issues related to accounting procedures: handling credit accounts and delinquent accounts. Hossle moved, Miller seconded that a final notice will be sent to all inactive credit accounts giving notice of a monthly service charge of $5 per month. (An inactive account has had no activity for 12 months or more.) Motion carried. Miller moved, seconded by Higgins, that the Board enter Executive Session at 10:28 a.m. Motion carried. Todd Karlin made the following recommendations: Culp moved, seconded by Miller, that inactive accounts of $50 or less will be removed from accounts receivable. However, those account holders will not be able to conduct further business with the ACA until that account is reconciled. Motion carried. Melroe moved, seconded by Sheets, that we adjourn executive session at 10:34 a.m.

Show & Sale Committee: Heather Counts reported 289 open and 173 junior show entries for the National Show. However, this does not include any entries that were sent only to the NAILE. Therefore, these numbers are likely to increase. Chiangus show prior to Chianina on both days. Bulls show prior to heifers. Therefore, the order for the National Open Show is as follows: Chiangus bulls, Chianina bulls, Chiangus heifers, Chianina heifers. Junior cattle check in on Saturday at 10 am; open cattle check in at 9 am on Monday. The AJCA Board will meet at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. The ACA Board will meet for lunch at the Saddle & Sirloin Club on Monday at noon with the board meeting following at 12:30 in the Board Room. The preview and barn social will be held at 5:00 p.m. at the booth and in the stalls. The cowboy social and video auction will be held in West Hall 3 beginning at 6:00 p.m. Gehrke’s Chianina beef sticks will be provided at the social. Regional meetings are scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday; the general membership meeting will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday is the Ladies Luncheon, Wednesday is the show. Topics to discuss at the regional meetings and information to be shared will be identified during the Monday board meeting at the NAILE. Sheets reported on the National Sale. The committee had a conference call with Kevin Mears on October 10. There are 10 live lots, 2 pregnancies, 3 flush opportunities and 7 embryo packages. Pre-sale festivities (breeder of the year, introductions, etc.) will begin at 6:00 p.m., with the sale starting at approximately 6:30 p.m. Donation items will be listed at the ACA Booth with daily updates. Those items will be sold at live auction immediately prior to the National Sale. Comer reported that Alan Sears is working on consignments for the sale at the National Western in Denver. That information will be printed in the next

issue of the ACJ. New Business: ACJ Printer Bids: Heather collected printing bids for the ACJ this summer, the most competitive of which was from Sutherland. New bids were substantially cheaper than our current printer, Boelte-Hall. Heather and Stan met with Boelte-Hall to renegotiate the costs compared to the Sutherland bid. New printing charges would be as follows: AI issue would drop from $3000 to $1940. Commercial issue would drop from $7200 to $3300. The board directed Heather and Stan to make a decision about which printing company to contract with. If a change is made, it should become effective January 1, 2012. 2011 Junior National: Heather has met with the Kemper family to determine sponsorship. The Kempers have agreed to sponsor the Junior National (which is what they did with the 2008 Junior National) but we do not yet have a firm commitment as to their level of sponsorship. The 2011 Junior National will be collaborative with the Chianina, Maine-Anjou and Charolais. Dates are June 27 – July 2. Herefords will be in Kansas City the week following our Junior National. 2012 Junior National: Shorthorns will be at the new Grand Island, Neb. facility. Heather was approached to inquire if we wanted to join them. North Dakota is also interested in hosting the 2012 Junior National in conjunction with the ND State Fair in Minot. Meeting recessed at 11:42 a.m. for lunch and was reconvened at 1:10 p.m. Ad Hoc Committee Reports (resumed): Beef Derby: Tanner Winter reported that we will not be holding a Beef Derby this year due to unforeseen circumstances. There were a number of pens

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Board Minutes (continued) committed early, but due to the high cost of feeder cattle, increased shipping costs, etc., all of the committed pens were withdrawn. We still plan to participate in the Beef Derby in 2011. Tanner reiterated that participants do not have to be ACA members in order to consign pens. Cattle consigned in the Derby must be sired by bulls registered with the ACA. Breeders who sell commercial bulls are encouraged to contact their bull customers to determine if they would be interested in putting a pen of calves together. This topic should be discussed during the regional meetings at the NAILE. Promotion Committee: Melroe reported that there will be a new display in Louisville. A new promotional brochure has been developed and was distributed to the board. A discussion was held as to whether or not to change the apparel that exhibitors wear during the national show. It was determined to continue to use the gray sweater vests through 2010. The Hybrid Advantage logo was utilized to make 4 x 6 oval window decals which will be distributed through the winter show season. The ACA website needs to be updated and utilize the new color scheme that was used on the cover of the Herd Book and the new purple ACA promotional logo. Performance / Genetic Abnormality Committee: Madaris distributed the draft of the ACA Genetic Abnormality Testing Policy. An exhaustive discussion ensued, during which time sections 7 and 9 of the document were edited for clarity and inclusivity. Schrick moved, seconded by Clarahan, that the ACA Genetic Abnormality Testing Policy document be amended to include CA (Fawn Calf Syndrome) as a genetic abnormality to be tested. Motion carried. Culp moved, seconded by Esch, to amend the document under Section 1. Motion carried.

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Higgins moved, seconded by Hossle, to approve the Draft of the ACA Genetic Abnormality Testing Policy as amended. Motion carried. Special Committees – Employee Handbook: Hossle presented the updated Employee Handbook. Comer reviewed changes in sick leave (p. 8), vacation leave (p. 8), PTO (Paid Time Off) was removed, and Compensatory Time was removed. Additionally, a Confidentiality Agreement and an Electronic Communications Usage Policy were added. Minor wording edits were made to the Employee Handbook. Hossle moved, seconded by Miller, that the Employee Handbook be accepted as presented and edited. Motion carried unanimously. The board recessed at 3:12 p.m. and reconvened at 3:35 p.m. Melroe moved, seconded by Sheets, that the board go into executive session at 3:35 p.m. Motion carried. The board reconvened the meeting at 4:45 p.m. Sheets moved, seconded by Esch, that the Board recess. Motion carried. Board reconvened at 4:53 p.m.

the breeder in Mexico.

New Business (continued): Promotion, Research & Development: Comer reported on a branded beef program, modeled after the former “Chi-Lite” program. Winter has been contacted by a restaurant in the Dallas area to locate Chi beef. He provided information to the board on the number of cattle needed on feed in order to supply a single restaurant. Although the board is interested in the venture, the board does not feel that we have the staff resources or the supply of Chi-influenced feeder cattle to seriously consider this project at this time. Tanner Winter shared photos and information on a herd of 900 full blood and high percentage Chianina females located in Mexico and inquired as to whether the ACA should send a delegation of staff and board members to visit

New Business (continued): Selection of Judges – ACA National Show 2011: Craig Talkington – first choice Brad Winegardner – second choice Tom Farrer – third choice Miller moved, seconded by Schrick, that the ACA Board of Directors provide a short list of judges to the AJCA from which to select their judge for the Junior National. Motion carried, with Culp dissenting. This process will take place beginning with the 2011 meeting at the NAILE to select the judge for the 2012 Junior National.

Fort Worth Stock Show 2011 – Chianina Beef Feature: Schrick reported on a meeting held with Cooper’s Bar-BQue held in the spring. The SW Region Fundraiser and Social would be held at Cooper’s Restaurant in Ft. Worth and feature Chianina beef. He wants to harvest a Chianina, age the carcass for 21 days, and serve the beef at the SW Region. Stan is working with a breeder in TX to purchase a 3/8 to ½ blood Chianina steer. Cooper’s owns three restaurants in Texas and would like to tie to a specific brand of beef. Miller reported that there is a possibility of hosting a junior show in Texas this summer involving Chianina, Maine Anjou and Shorthorns. Final arrangements have not yet been made. Details will be forthcoming. Miller moved, seconded by Hossle, that we adjourn for the day and reconvene at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday. Motion carried. Chairman Branscum reconvened the meeting on Saturday, October 30, 2010 at 8: 50 a.m. CDT.

Chiangus Classic / discussion of an additional show for Chianina breeders: Branscum appointed a committee consisting of Higgins, Miller, Hossle


Board Minutes (continued) and Winter to develop a plan for a show or show and sale, identify a location, and report back at the first board meeting held in 2011. Standing Committee Appointments: Higgins moved, seconded by Hossle, that all committee members serve a three year term. The Current Standing Committees of the ACA include: • Performance & Genetic Abnormality • Long Range Planning • Show & Sale • Outstanding Commercial Cattleman • Budget & Audit • Promotions • Embryo & Semen Benefit Auction • Building & Grounds • Employee Handbook • ABSR, LLC • National Banquet/Benefit Auction Sheets suggested that a committee

be appointed to review the current committees, identify responsibilities, determine which committees might be combined, and report at the meeting in Louisville. Committee members include Branscum, Comer, Culp & Melroe. Schrick moved, seconded by Miller, to move the January, 2011 meeting from Denver to Ft. Worth, contingent upon hotel room availability. Miller moved, seconded by Schrick,

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ACA Show Reports Kentucky State Show

Ohio State Show

West Texas Fair Junior Show

Williamstown, Ky. July 30, 2010

Van Wert, Ohio Sept. 4, 2010 Judge: Terry Muir

Abilene, Texas Sept. 12, 2010

Grand Champion Chianina Heifer VKR Forum Unbelievable 22UET 1CA Sire: QLC Legrand Forum (AN) Exhibited by Ramsey Johnson, Winchester, Ky.

Grand Champion Chianina Heifer ANBB Black Pearl 2CM Sire: Doctor Who 1CM Exhibited by Ashley Buell, Pataskala, Ohio

Grand Champion Chianina Heifer TGK Miss Jackie 1W 1CM Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by SyAnn Foster, Lockney, Texas

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer BPF Princess 302W 1CM Sire: WAG Next Step 4003S ET 1CM Exhibited by Landon Hall, Campbellsburg, Ky.

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer NCH Cassie 1CM Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Jamie Limes, Rising Sun, Ohio

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer FBF Sugar And Spice 112W 1CM Sire: CA x AN x MA x SP Exhibited by Kaylee McInvale, Canton, Texas

Grand Champion Chianina Bull VBS Doc Mira 21W 1CM Sire: M-C Doc Holiday 112D PCF Exhibited by VBS Farms, Falmouth, Ky.

Grand Champion Chianina Bull LW Alias 6X 1CM Sire: CLNG Alias 1CM Exhibited by MarLes Acres, Versailles, Ohio

Reserve Champion Chianina Bull RJ Vegas Nights 0822 2CA Sire: Ard Ridge Black Mail 2CA Exhibited by RJ Cattle, Winchester, Ky.

Reserve Champion Chianina Bull KJS XX Bull 2CM Sire: PCR Jigsaw 689 1CM Exhibited by KJS Chianina, Van Wert, Ohio

Tennessee State Show Wilson County Fair, Lebanon, Tenn. Aug. 17, 2010 Grand Champion Chianina Heifer JMCB/BT Fergilicious Exhibited by Morgan Lehnert, Lawrenceburg, Tenn. Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer HIGG Kylie PCA Sire: VOL Cara’s Boy 31J 2CA Exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn. Grand Champion Chianina Bull WLCF Poker Face 2CA Sire: RDD Crown Royal 2CA Exhibited by Woodlawn Farms, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; Woodhaven Farm, Lebanon, Tenn. & Tom & Pat Gunn Reserve Champion Chianina Bull MM Frapie Sire: MM Jack 2CA Exhibited by Matthew Blankenship, Nolensville, Tenn.

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Tennessee State Fair Nashville, Tenn. Sept. 11, 2010 Judge: Brad McCurry, Mt. Hope, KS Grand Champion Chianina Heifer FBF Uniqua 665U 2CA Sire: JSC Crush 847N - 2 2CA Exhibited by RJ Cattle, Winchester, Ky. Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer HIGG Kylie PCA Sire: VOL Cara’s Boy 31J 2CA Exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn. Grand Champion Chianina Bull WLCF Poker Face 2CA Sire: RDD Crown Royal 2CA Exhibited by Woodlawn Farms, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; Woodhaven Farm, Lebanon, Tenn. & Tom & Pat Gunn Reserve Champion Chianina Bull TR Wake Up PCA Sire: TR Trail Blazer 2CA Exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga.

West Texas Fair Abilene, Texas Sept. 13, 2010 Grand Champion Chianina Heifer TGK Miss Jackie 1W 1CM Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by SyAnn Foster, Lockney, Texas Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer Priss’s Black Gold 101W 1CM Sire: CAG Shiver 301R (MA) Exhibited by Richard DeMoss, Bowie, Texas Grand Champion Chianina Bull FBF War Look 413W 1CA Sire: DCC First Look 3001 (AN) Exhibited by Foster Brothers Farms, Lockney, Texas Reserve Champion Chianina Bull Little Jimmy 1CM Sire: Jimmy The Greek 1CM Exhibited by Conda Odom, Ft. Worth, Texas


ACA Show Reports (continued) World Beef Expo West Allis, Wisc. Sept. 24, 2010 Judge: Tom Farrer, Royal Center, IN

Heart of It All BEST Show Lima, Ohio Nov. 27-28, 2010 Judges: Todd Herman & Ryan Rathman

Grand Champion Chianina Heifer SIMM MIss Libby 2CM Sire: WNT Carnac 88P 1CM Exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer RSJO Johna Deere 1CM Sire: Heat Wave 1CM Exhibited by Aaron Folk, Dunlap, Iowa Grand Champion Chianina Cow/Calf Pair JP Mercedes 109U 2CM Sire: Doctor Who 1CM Exhibited by JP Cattle Co., Bark River, Mich.

Grand Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring A CHAM Miss Lexie 2CM – Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Kylie Blanding, Kentland, Ind.

Reserve Supreme Market Animal – Ring A Grand Champion Chianina Steer – Ring A Exhibited by Emma Vickland, Longmont, Colo.

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring A JSUL Nena 0877 1CM – Sire: ASHW Who Da Man Exhibited by Emily Sennett, Waynestown, Ind.

Reserve Champion Chianina Steer – Ring A Red Rover 1CM – Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Laine Rader, Delphi, Ind.

Grand Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring B CHAM Miss Lexie 2CM – Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Kylie Blanding, Kentland, Ind.

Grand Champion Chianina Steer – Ring B Red Rover 1CM – Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Laine Rader, Delphi, Ind.

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring B JSUL Nena 0877 1CM – Sire: ASHW Who Da Man Exhibited by Emily Sennett, Waynestown, Ind.

Reserve Champion Chianina Steer – Ring B JSUL Wave Runner 0876 1CM – Sire: Heat Wave 1CM Exhibited by Lindsey Pugh, Louisville, Ohio

World Beef Expo Junior Show West Allis, Wisc. Sept. 26, 2010 Judge: Lance Leachman Grand Champion Chianina Heifer Tabby 1CM Sire: 102 Hired Man 1CM Exhibited by Justin Lillesand, Sheboygan Falls, Wisc. Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer RSJO Johna Deere 1CM Sire: Heat Wave 1CM Exhibited by Aaron Folk, Dunlap, Iowa

Georgia State Show Lawrenceville, Ga. Sept. 25, 2010 Grand Champion Chianina Heifer Chi-G Ms Tyson 96W 1CM Sire: CMAC Tyson ET (MA) Exhibited by Morgan Tolbert, Nicholson, Ga. Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer TR Watch Me PCA Sire: TR Trail Blazer 2CA Exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga. Grand Champion Chianina Bull TR Wake Up PCA Sire: TR Trail Blazer 2CA Exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga. Reserve Champion Chianina Bull Lin D Avenger 1CA Sire: GAR Predestined (AN) Exhibited by Lin-D Farm, Braselton, Ga.

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ACA Show Reports (continued) Hoosier Beef Congress

Ohio AGR Holiday Classic

Indianapolis, Ind. Dec. 4-5, 2010 Judges: Kirk Stierwalt, John Rayfield & Jirl Buck

Columbus, Ohio Dec. 11-12, 2010 Judges: John DeClerk & Mike Hall

Reserve Overall Heifer Grand Champion Chianina Heifer JSUL Nena 0877 1CM – Sire: ASHW Who Da Man Exhibited by Emily Sennett, Waynestown, Ind.

Third Overall Market Animal – Ring A Grand Champion Chianina Steer – Ring A TKMO Ryan 1CM – Sire: Heat Wave 1CM Exhibited by Emma Bedeker, Seneca, Ill.

Third Overall Heifer – Ring A Grand Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring A CHAM Stella 1CM – Sire: Heat Wave 1CM Exhibited by Brittanie Poole, Magnolia, Ohio

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer CHAM Miss Lexie 2CM – Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Kylie Blanding, Kentland, Ind.

5th Overall Market Animal – Ring A Reserve Champion Chianina Steer – Ring A This Is The One HSC 1CM – Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Clayton Wildermuth, Lewistown, Ohio

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring A ANBB Black Pearl 2CM – Sire: Doctor Who 1CM Exhibited by Ashley Buell, Pataskala, Ohio

Third Overall Steer Grand Champion Chianina Steer Red Rover 1CM – Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Laine Rader, Delphi, Ind.

Reserve Champion Chianina Steer HENN Cupid 1CM – Sire: Ree Heights 1CM Exhibited by Jen Miller, Macy, Ind.

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Reserve Overall Market Animals – Ring B Grand Champion Chianina Steer – Ring B This Is The One HSC 1CM – Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Clayton Wildermuth, Lewistown, Ohio

Reserve Champion Chianina Steer – Ring B KMAC Emmit 86X 2CM – Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Hali Lake, Cedarville, Ohio

Grand Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring B CHAM Stella 1CM – Sire: Heat Wave 1CM Exhibited by Brittanie Poole, Magnolia, Ohio

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring B Porsche 1CM – Sire: CLNG Alias 1CM Exhibited by Curtis Harsh, Radnor, Ohio


ACA Production Sale Reports Ard Ridge Genetics The Look Vol. 2 Sale October. 9, 2010 Nancy, Ky. Sale Management: Stock Options Marketing, Kevin Mears, Agent Auctioneer: Ron Kries ACA Reps: Tanner Winter & Stan Comer A “PROGRAM WITH A PURPOSE” offered its best for the second year in a row at their fall sale “The Look”. Friday evening, the crew at the Ridge hosted several Kentucky and out of state Chianina enthusiasts to a great rib eye steak dinner with all the fixings. Also we had some great conversation about the history and the future of the Chianina breed. Saturday offered a hotter than usual October day, setting the stage for what was to be a exciting day featuring Chi and Chiangus genetics from one of the premier breeders. For the second year in a row all lots were sold by video. Sale Averages: 48 Lots – $213,125....................$4,440 Top Selling Lots: Lot 1A – $30,000 – Ard Ridge Dorthy 42X – A January heifer calf sired by Entourage and out of Ard Ridge donor, Dorothy 42J, topped the event and may be the top Chiangus female to sell in 2010. She sold to Lazy M Heart Ranch, Torrington, Wyo. Lot 1C – $7,500 – Ard Ridge Revolution – A May son out of Dorothy 42J sired by the new Angus herdsire at Ard Ridge, Gambles Casino sold to Schaefer Chiangus, Des Lacs, N.D. Lot 1E – $10,500 – Ard Ridge Chuck Taylor – A 42J grandson that sold to the Chuck Taylor Syndicate.

Lot 2B – $10,000 – Ard Ridge Barbara 9M – This female topped the cow division. This fancy E-Mail daughter will join others out of this great Chiangus sire being assembled by her new owners Bushy Park Farms, Mitchell, S.D. Lot 4 – $15,000 – RJ Vegas’ Nights – A January bull calf sired by Ard Ridge Black Mail. Lot 5 – Ard Ridge Sweet 080X – Spring Heifer calf sold for $5,250.

cattle at their Mitchell, S.D., farm. On October 23rd Steve Robinson, Bushy Park Farms owner, with Manager Cory Thompson and his crew, hosted well over 300 cattlemen from across the country for what can only be described as a first class event with great food, great cattle and great weather. The event this fall tried the current video trend and it was a smashing success.

Lot 7 – Ard Ridge Double Destiny – Spring Heifer calf sold for $8,000.

Top Chianina Lots: Lot 38 – $50,000 – BPF Princess 54X – This Mercedes Benz daughter topped the offering.

Lot 14 – GAW Miss Ginger Kay – Spring Heifer Calf sold for $6,500.

Lot 58 – BPF Princess 407X A Tycoon daughter fetched $19,500.

Lot 22 – Ard Ridge Intrigue 1CA – This 2001 born female sold for $6,750.

Lot 31 – BPF Miss Me 910X A Sooner daughter out of the great Chiangus donor FBF Miss Mail Me 055M sold for $6,750.

Lot 48 – Ard Ridge Witchy Woman – The right to flush this female sold for $5,250.

Bushy Park Farms Tradition of Excellence Sale

Lot 33 – BPF Miss Me 936X – Another great daughter out of FBF Miss Mail Me 055M sired by Ali sold for $7,000.

October 23, 2010 Mitchell, S.D.

Lot 35 – BPF Miss Me 906X – Yet another daughter out of FBF Miss Mail Me 055M and Sooner fetched $8,500.

Sale Management: Stock Options Marketing, Kevin Mears, Agent Auctioneer: Steve Bonham ACA Rep: Tanner Winter

2010 Alabama BCIA Fall Round Up Sale

Sale Averages: Total Sale Gross......................$575,375 18 Chi Heifers – $128,250..........$7,125 Bushy Park Farms is a multifaceted program that is more noted for their outstanding Maine-Anjou cattle, however they also keep and breed a large number of Chianina and Angus

November 12, 2010 Alabaman Livestock Auction, Uniontown, Ala. For the second straight year, the Chiangus bulls had a higher average than all other breeds and the entire sale. Only one bull of any other breed sold for over the average of the Chiangus bulls and only five bulls of other breeds sold within the range that the Chiangus

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Sale Reports (continued) bulls brought ($2,700 - $3,800). Chuck Madaris again proves that Chiinfluenced cattle are in demand from the commercial cattleman. Sale Averages: 62 Bulls......................................$2,574 24 Chiangus Bulls.......................$3,304 30 Angus Bulls...........................$2,113 2 Charolais Bulls.........................$1,700 2 Simmental Bulls......................$1,950 4 SimAngus Bulls.......................$2,400 High Selling Chiangus Bulls: Lot 43 – $3,800 – This CK Chiangus bull topped the sale as the high-selling bull of all breeds and sold to 3C Cattle Co., Greensboro, Ala. Lot 51 – $3,600 – This CK Chiangus Bull tied for second high-selling bull and sold to Jay Hatcher, Greensboro, Ala. Lot 56 – $3,600 – Another tie for second high-selling bull, this CK Chiangus bull sold to George Hammonds, Hayneville, Ala. Lot 60 – $3,600 – This second high selling CK Chiangus bull sold to 3C Cattle Co., Greensboro, Ala.

Martin Livestock Dream Girls 2010 November 28, 2010 Bargersville, Ind. Sale Management: Stock Options Marketing, Kevin Mears Agent Auctioneer: Steve Bonham ACA Rep: Tanner Winter Sale Averages: Total Sale Gross......................$334,400 75 Bred Heifers – $236,500........$3,150 18 Open Heifers – $69,300.........$3,850 4 Bulls........................................$1,727 6 Cows.......................................$3,233 2 Embryo Packages....................$1,125

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Jimmy & Mandy Martin, along with their two children, D.J. & Hannah, hosted well over 400 people at their Bargersville, Indiana operation on the 28th of November. With all the activity around that place over the Thanksgiving holiday, it was good to have a few moments to just relax and catch up with friends and fellow cattlemen at a great pork loin meal and social held the Friday evening before. The Dream Girls 2010 event offered a great mix of both bred cattle and open show heifer prospects. Great composite cattle are at the heart of this program using Chi, Maine and Simmental genetics to blend together in the breeding of a better beast. Special thanks to Brandon Bird, Lubbock, Texas; Greg Kroupa, White Lake, SD; and Randy Jones, Harrod, Ohio, who were the volume buyers. Sale Highlights: Lot 27 – $14,000 – This bred female sired by Imprint and out of a great Traveler 23-4 granddaughter was purchased by the Thompson family, long time Chianina breeders from Wilmington, Ohio. Lot 68 – $9,000 – This bred female sired by Supernatural sold to Greg Kroupa, White Lake, S.D. Lot 56 – $8,000 – This bred female sired by Mo Whiskey sold to John Simmerman. Lot 3 – Bred Female Sired by Maximus sold to Greg Kroupa for $7,250. Lot 4 – Bred Female Sired By Star Power sold to Randy Jones for $7,000. Lot 5 – Bred Female Sired By Star Power sold to Mike Hartman for $7,000.

Lot 101 – Open Heifer Calf Sired By Monopoly sold to the Thompson family of Ohio for $13,500.

2010 Black & White Bull & Female Sale December 3, 2010 Montgomery, Ala. Sale Averages: 129 Bulls – $324,550.................$2,516 24 Chiangus Bulls – $74,550......$3,106 27 Charolais Bulls – $72,400......$2,681 77 Angus Bulls – $175,800.........$2,283 1 F1 Bull – $1,800.......................$1,800 Top Selling Chiangus Bulls: Lot 226 – $4,100 – This CK Chiangus Bull topped the sale as the high-selling bull of all breeds and sold to Perdido River, Atmore, Ala. Lot 202 – $4,000 – This CK Chiangus bull was one of the second high selling Chiangus bulls and was purchased by Perdido River, Atmore, Ala. Lot 208 – $4,000 – This CK Chiangus bull tied for second high selling Chiangus bull and was purchased by 3C Cattle Co., Greesboro, Ala. Again the Chiangus bulls out averaged all breeds sold and a Chiangus bull was the overall top seller.


Chiangus & Chiford Cattle

Ned Ellis

Home (334) 227-4446

Chuck Madaris

Office:

Cell: (334) 657-5833

Wayne & Jill Miller, Owners P.O. Box 68 • Talmo, GA 30575 Phone: (706) 693-4133 or Fax: (706) 693-4359

Email: talmoranch@aol.com

(334) 288-5049 232 Cruise Rd. Hope Hull, AL 36043

Web site: www.talmoranch.com

illinois

Colorado

Chiangus bulls for sale at the farm.

JCA “Professional Sale Management & Marketing Services” Alan Sears 61 Westward Way • Eaton, CO 80615 Home/Office: (970) 454-3986 • Mobile: (970) 396-7521 aksears8@msn.com • www.searsmarketingservices.com

Georgia CHIANGUS Tim & Judy Gilstrap

Gehrke Farms

Gehrke Farms Beef ( 877) LEANBEEF • gehrke.farms@yahoo.com Freezer Beef & Beef Snack Sticks Troy Gehrke, Manager Delavan, Illinois (309) 244-7819 • Barn (309) 846-1614 • Cell

Garland & Kathie Gehrke Hartsburg, Illinois (217) 642-5862

1355 Wright’s Mill Rd. Commerce, GA 30530

(706) 335-7448 Home (706) 336-8258 Barn

Brian Orth, Herdsman (309) 464-5240

Terry Johnson, Owner R.R. 1 • N. Henderson, IL 61466 (309) 464-5386

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Alabama

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Barb Gettinger

P.O. Box 330 Stephens, GA 30667

3464 S. 325 E. Rushville, IN 46173 (765) 938-1971

Selling Bulls, Heifers & Steers

Farms, Inc.

Roddy Sturdivant

Rob Postin

mobile (770) 372–0400 office (770) 921–3207

home (706) 759–2220 barn (706) 759–2209

Jeff & Lisa Gettinger 4858 E 200 S Rushville, IN 46713 (765) 561-4434 jlgett@yahoo.com

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Guest Ranch

Jeff Miller 6863 S. 200 E. Cutler, IN 46920 (765) 268-2409 (765) 414-4547 – cell

BREEDER OF ALMOST FAMOUS

Bulls & Females for sale at all times. P.O. Box 189 French Lick, IN 47432 (812) 630-4850

Sale Labor Day Weekend

Home of WRL Tracken Norman

Iowa Mark L. & Caralee Rogers

Chiangus Chimaine Club Calves Larry and Barb Garrett

Chis Made Right Today

R.R. 1 • Douds, IA 52551 (641) 936-4682

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4496 N. Round Barn Rd., Richmond, IN 47374 (765) 935-7384 Email: bgarrett@globalsite.net

CHIMAINEs

Clarahan Farms Dennis • Ryan • Neil

Breeders of Chiangus Cattle Scott Trennepohl

Jeff Trennepohl

(765) 620-1700 • cell (765) 779-4528 • home sttrennepohl@yahoo.com

(765) 620-0733 • cell (765) 533-4644 • home

6591 W 625 N • Middletown, IN 47356 5487 N 525 W • Middletown, IN 47356

19425 280th Avenue • Harper, IA 52231 (641) 635-2454 – office Dennis: (319) 330-6377 • Ryan: (641) 660-2713 Neil: (641) 660-2257

Kentucky

CF Carlada Farms Chiangus Cattle

Mike & Teresa Rose

Logansport, Indiana (574) 753-4652

Gary & Bev Rose

Johnny & Jane Mounce (606) 871-7922 (H) (606) 305-7880 (C) E-mail: jmounce@dishmail.net

Snake Run Cattle Company Your source for quality Chi cattle.

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Stan, Joyce, Mike & Gretchen Michel 4161 E 750 S • Fort Branch, IN 47648 (812) 753-4628 • snakeruncattle@sit-co.net Matt & Jessica Michel • (812) 632-0379

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591 Warner Rd. Nancy, KY 42544

John & Sue Mounce (606) 871-7505 Visitors Always Welcome

814 Ard Ridge Rd. Nancy, KY 42544 Office & Fax: (606) 871-9454 Owners: Leonard & June Branscum: (606) 871-7859 Neal & Rebekah Branscum: (606) 872-5395


Val B. & Vicky B. Shields

837 Dahms Rd. Falmouth, KY 41040 (859) 654-4440 or (859) 391-0758 Web site: www.VBSFarms.com

mississippi

Danny Coward Home of WOCR Ozzie 67M, sire of the winning Beef Derby Calves

For Sale: Semen on RDD Mr VRD 105N Utilizing genetics from Willow Oak Ranch & Circle E Farms

Michigan

501 Russell Rd.• Noxapater, MS 39346 (662) 724-2685 (home) • (662) 325-2675 (work) • coward@cvm.msstate.edu

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Cattle Company Home of FBF Nevada Nights 2CA

The Vander Kolks Carl, Gail, Craig, Kim & Susan Dorr, Michigan

(616) 896-9190 (office) • (616) 896-9433 (Carl & Gail) (616) 896-1637 (Brady & Susan Ostrom)

Ventura Farm Chiangus, Chimaine & Angus Bulls Available by Private Treaty

Ken, Deb & Christina Geuns 4995 Sleight Rd. Bath, MI 48808 (517) 641-7152

Harlan & Leah Ritchie 4537 Comanche Dr. Okemos, MI 48864 (517) 333-0649 VF New Edition 201 1CM 2003 ACA National Champion Chi Bull

3437 Co. Rd. 2560 • Higbee, MO 65257 (816) 213-3941 • lees7832@yahoo.com

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Mark & Michelle Halls Allan & Marlene Halls 30523 St. Hwy. 104 (320) 278-3285 • (320) 278-3229 Breeding Stock Available

Fullblood Chianina Chiangus Breeding Bulls & Heifers Brad Lees

minnesota

Show Lambs

Lees Cattle Company

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North Carolina

Wayne & Barb Ohlrichs

Carolina Chiangus

55943 U.S. Hwy. 275 Norfolk, NE 68701 (402) 371-0695 Cell (402) 649-5804

Chi's, Maines & Angus

Club Calves & Breeding Stock the brand of quality

Visitors Always Welcome! E-mail: ohl@conpoint.com

Tim Davis & Kids P.O. Box 1347 • Huntersville, NC 28070 (704) 361-3098 tdavis4886@aol.com

North dakota

Bill & Linda Ramsey 4002 Kay Ave • Grand Island, NE 68803 Toll Free Office: (877) 384-4527 • Cell: (308) 380-1549 • Fax: (308) 384-7379 www.ramseychiangus.com

2009 NWSS Champion Chianina Pen

Visit us at www.schaeferchiangus.com

New jersey

M elroe F arms

RIVERVIEW FARM

Steve, Barb, Tyler & Bethany 8005 Hwy. 32 • Gwinner, ND 58040 (701) 678-2225 Tyler (Cell) (605) 695-3295

FULL BLOOD CHIANINA NOW AVAILABLE: Bulls & Cows Cow/Calf Pairs Open & Bred Heifers Bull Calves

Adam F. Ambielli

412 Trimmer Road Califon, New Jersey 07830 (908) 832-2526 ambielli@earthlink.net

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Bryan, John & Jerry Schaefer P.O. Box 28 • Des Lacs, ND 58733 Bryan: (701) 721-8091 bschaefer@srt.com John: (701) 720-7220 Jerry: (701) 720-2061 schaeferchiangus@srt.com

Breeding Heifers, Breeding Bulls and Club Calves Now Available For Viewing and Sale Private Treaty • Call for Directions

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ohio

Hunt Farms TLE, CLU S CAT B  C GU AL N VE IA S H C

Home Phone (937) 548-3050

Tom, Deanna and Megan 2505 Weavers Station – Ft. Jefferson Rd. New Madison, OH 45346


oregon

Ron Kreis, Auctioneer 2005 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer Specializing in Purebred & General Livestock Auctions Ron Kreis Adamsville, OH (740) 796-5242 (740) 683-3235 rtkreis@hughes.net

Winegardner Show Cattle Brad, Melanie, Tyler, Ashley & Hannah Raising quality Chi cattle you can depend on. 8865 Harding Hwy, Lima, OH 45801 Brad: (419) 303-3399 Tyler: (419) 236-4375 www.winegardnershowcattle.com

oklahoma

White Cattle Company Your West Coast Chi Connection Mary Lee & Doris White 74138 Turnout Road • Burns, OR 97720 (541) 589-1476 – Mary Lee (541) 573-6566 – Doris

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www.whitecattleco.com • maryleewhite@centurytel.net

pennsylvania

Sky Meadows Lee & Elene Hitz 100 Harrison Drive Annville, PA 17003 hitzannville@aol.com (717) 867-1266

Chase Comer P.O. Box 705 • Ardmore, OK 73402

High Percentage Chiangus Seedstock

Purebred Chiangus We breed for OPTIMUMS. Not extremes. Performance tested bulls and females • Show prospects

south Dakota

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Miller, South Dakota

Clay Duxbury (605) 204-0763 (cell) • (605) 853-9280 (work) clay.duxbury@sdstate.edu

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Jan, Jeff & Brandon Johnson P.O. Box 337 Dunlap, TN 37327 Office (423) 949-2434 Home (423) 949-3559 email: janbj@bledsoe.net

“Come visit us in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley”

Texas

David & Dar Lee HCR 4, Box 93 Lockney, TX 79241 (806) 652-3824 (806) 983-7221 cell

Jered Shipman • Herdsman/Consultant • (806) 983-7226 Fax: (806) 652-3738 www.fosterbrosfarms.com fosterbros@att.net

John Coble, Consultant • (406) 254-2548 Scott Coble, Herd Manager • (423) 921-4221 Business Office: Old Mills Square • 215W. Broadway St., Ste. D, Rogersville, TN 37857 (423) 272- 0225 RichardAlanArnold, President & Manager

Willow Oak Chiangus Ranch

Bottom Line Genetics For Profit Minded Cattlemen

Jody & Shawnda Rt. 2, Box 36 Lockney, TX 79241 (806) 652-2383 (806) 983-7225 cell

Fullblood Chianina bulls and females always available.

Charles McDonald Ranch Manager/Herdsman Hwy. 281 North Hico, TX 76457 (254) 796-4070 • Fax (254) 796-2330

Call for video.

Woodhaven Farms Tennessee Chianina Steer & Heifer Futurity

Sponsor of

John & Debbie Woodroof 1264 Young Rd. Lebanon, TN 37090 (615) 444-3519

Tom Gunn & Family R.R. 3, Box 120 Decherd, TN 37324 (615) 467-3254

Graham Chiangus

Keith & Dana Schrick Business: (817) 613-0724 Cell: (817) 366-6435

Jason Schrick Ranch Manager Business: (817) 596-0799 Chad Hudgins (817) 374-2252 Cell: (817) 366-8511 (817) 597-8970

Certified Brucellosis & TB Free Herd ID #20020090310

Breeders of Quality Chi Cattle Pete, Debra, Taylor & Blythe Graham 2355 Peavine Firetower Rd. Crossville, TN 38571 (931) 484-4666

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Mexico Chianina Fullbloods Rancho La Mesa

(01152) 811-155-6799 (Trabajo) (011521) 818-396-9380 (Movil) adolfo@chianina.com.mx chianinamx@skype Alvarez 430 sur 64000 Monterrey, N.L. Mexico

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Circle E Cattle Company Mineral Wells, Texas

Raising Quality Chi Cattle Shawn Ethridge (940) 328-4723

BW Ethridge (940) 452-1100

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McHale Farms

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Lewisburg & Union, West Virginia Land & Cattle Club Calf & Chiangus Steve McHale P.O. Box 302 • Union, WV 24983 (304) 772-3389 • (304) 667-1962 whomadewho1@verizon.net

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Alabama Circle E Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 CK Cattle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Colorado Sears Marketing Services . . . . . . 4, 57 Georgia Chi-G Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Igenity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38, 41 RSE Farms, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Talmo Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 57 Illinois Cardinal Cattle Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Gehrke Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Horsley Brothers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . BC JCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Secondino, Jame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Indiana Four Roses Cattle LLC. . . . . . . . 17, 58 Garrett’s Show Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Gettinger ChiAngus Farm. . . . . . . . 57 Miller, Jeff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Snake Run Cattle Co.. . . . . . 36-37, 58 Trennepohl Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Wilstem, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Iowa Clarahan Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 CMRT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 EDJE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45 Sullivan Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64

Minnesota Halls Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Mississippi Coward, Danny. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Missouri ACA National Western Hybrid Advantage Sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 Continental Livestock Services, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Ellis Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Lees Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Specialty Fertilizer Products. . . . . . . 38 Nebraska Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic. . . . . 46 Ohlrichs, Wayne & Barb. . . . . . . . . . 60 Ramsey Chiangus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 New jersey Riverview Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 North Carolina Carolina Chiangus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 North Dakota Melroe Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39, 60 Schaefer Chiangus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60

Pennsylvania Sky Meadows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 South Dakota Beckett Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 SDSU Cow Camp. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Tennessee Graham Chiangus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Looney, Tom. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 RiverBend Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Willow Oak Chiangus Ranch. . . 62, IBC

Woodhaven Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Texas AB’s Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Burk, Charles & Kay. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Circle E Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . 63 Foster Bros. Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Schrick Land & Cattle. Ltd.. . . . IFC, 62 Sullivan Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Walter G. Mizes Ranches. . . . . . . . . 62 Whitten, Earl & Bret . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 West Virginia McHale Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63 Mexico Adolfo Fco. Trevino Gil. . . . . . . . . . . 63

Ohio Hunt Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Kreis, Ron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Wendt, Kevin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Winegardner Show Cattle. . . . . 35, 61

Kentucky Ard Ridge Genetics.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Carlada Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 VBS Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Oklahoma Booth, C.K. Sonny. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Yellow Rose Cattle Co.. . . . . . . . . . . 61

Michigan VKR Cattle Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Ventura Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Oregon Grassland Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 White Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . 61

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January 2011 • ACJ


The Willow Oak Times Vol. 1 No. 1

Rogersville, Tennessee

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Double Star to Top $500,000 Rogersville, Tennessee – Willow Oak Ranch announced that it expects WOCR Double Star PCA to top the $500,000 mark in lifetime bull sales at its 2011 BEST BLACK BULLS IN AMERICA SALE when it offers 28 Double Star sons at auction on February 19, 2011. The prolific purebred Chiangus bull has produced 155 sons for previous THE BEST BLACK BULL SALES – the average selling price $3,008 for a total of $466,240 in total bull sale revenue. With 28 Quality sons being offered in the 2011 SALE – THE ONE HALF MILLION DOLLAR mark looks to be within reach. Don't miss the 2011 BEST BLACK BULLS IN AMERICA SALE!

WOCR Double Star PCA grazing at Willow Oak Ranch. Be in attendance at the 2011 Best Black Bulls in America Sale for your chance to own a son of this powerful bull.

2011 Best Black Bulls in America Sale At the Ranch • 12 noon EST • February 19, 2011 Featuring: 100 Black Bulls and a few good Red Chiangus too & 50 Outstanding Open & Bred Females

Willow Oak Ranch

You can view the cattle and purchase on the internet at www.superiorlivestock.com

Web site: www.willowoakranch.com E-mail: wocr@kennynachwalter.com Business Office: Richard Alan Arnold 215 W. Broadway, Ste. D President & Manager Rogersville, TN 37857 (423) 272-0225

Scott Coble Cattle Manager (423) 921-4221

John Coble • (406) 254-2548 or (406) 671-1880 (cell)

For a buyer number, call (800) 431-4452


The 11th Sale of Dominant Black Genetics!

The Stoutest Set of HB Bulls Ever!

30 Bulls, 20 Cows, 25 Bred Heifers

The Cowman’s Kind!

February 5, 2011 • 1:00 p.m. EST

Registered Chiangus, Chimaine, and Angus Backed by A Time-Tested Program!

Texas Hold 'Em x Angus

Point Taken x BR Midland

OSU Moneymaker x Wagonhammer x Angus

Green Oak Farm • New Paris, Ohio

Texas Hold 'Em x Wagonhammer x Paycheck

Plainview Lut x Bando 1024 bred to The Answer

Dr. Suess x Dr. Who

Unforgiven x Angus

The cattle are on display every day at the farm. Stop by or call today! Congratulations to Keene Farms, WI! Their 2010 National Champion Chiangus Bull was purchased in Eastern Xposure X!

27804 Saxon Road - Galva, IL 61434 Bob: 309.883.1223 - Jim: 309.854.3524

HB Cattle . . . The Program Makes the Difference! Come and see why!

For your FREE copy of the sale reference catalog log on to primetimeagrimarketing.com or contact the marketing agent at: Craig M. Reiter & Associates P.O. Box 85 - Elmore, OH 43416 419.862.0117 (office) 419.350.9159 (sale days) 419.862.0119 (fax) primetimeagrimarketing.com


ACJ January 2011