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GVC iBull Y22 GVC Maverick x Donor 535R by Wide Track The maternal brother to Suh Unreal look and genetic consistency!

GVC Ike Y52 HFM First Impression x GVC First Rate 37S Outcross blood, big spread performance, great maternal!

GVC Twitter Y18 GVC Special Delivery x GVC Bouncer 31T Remarkable performance & look from a 1st-calf outcross dam!

GVC Hawkeye X05 Superior design and calving ease Owned with Pryor Show Cattle Homo Black, Polled & 4 Generations Solid

GVC Suh 01W His first crop is here and drawing rave reviews! Homozygous Black & Solid - Polled

GVC Silverado X04 Low birth, rapid growth, increased capacity Owned with Huwa Cattle Co Homozygous Black & Solid - Polled

GVC Navigator X11 Tremendous substance and scrotal development Owned with James Tibken - Homozygous Black & Solid - Polled

GVC Settler 004X Our $51,000 son of SAV Pioneer CED 10 / BW -0.1 / WW +54 / YW +101 / Top 2% $W Owned with Luddington Ranches & Main Stream Genetics

MCATL Pilgrim 520-495 Final Product x Sitz Tradition x MA Coldfront WW +56 / YW +101 / Top 2% $W /Top 10% $B / 18.6 REA Owned with Musgrave Angus

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JSAR Ten Thousand Acres - Rodman x Blacks Direction x Hall of Fame x EXT

Not Your Typical Angus Bull!

Reg.# 17151757 - 72# BW Full Brother to JSAR TITAN (5 shots EXT with a gentle disposition) JSAR’s 201 Cow Family; Great Granddam produced Champion Angus Heifer & 3rd Overall 2010 KS State Fair Pathfinder Dam with 3@95 BW Ratio, 3 @112 WR, 2@108 REA Effective Calving Ease with a Cutting Edge look

Y14 - Rodman x 1029 x Doctor x EXT

Y17 - Design Doctor x E161 x OCC Expectation

Y41 - BC Maverick x Hall of Fame x Doc 765 x EXT 765

Reg. # 17151726 - 62# BW

Reg.# 17155230 - 72# BW

Reg. # 17153121 - 78# BW

Big Time EPD Spread - Top 2% $W Same Cow Family as the 2008 National Champion Angus Steer

Dam has 6 calves @ 95 BW Ratio Brother to OPPORTUNITY Provides Clean outcross Calving Ease with Explosive Growth

Dam has 2@96 BW Ratio, 2@105 Weaning Ratio Muscle / Calving Ease / Maternal Marvel Dam is a sister to Rodman and double bred “Finks Vixon 765”

Y19 - Maverick x War Direction x Doc 765 x OCC Expectation

Y1 - Maverick x Mytty In Focus (Georgina Cow Family)

Y30 - Maverick x EXT x Finks Vixon 765

Reg. # 17153104

Reg.# 17153108 Big Time EPD Spread He’s got it all! - Carcass / Performance / Muscle / Maternal Dam has 2@111 Weaning Ratio

X600 - Rodman x Hot Rod x EXT

Calving Ease Deluxe Dam has 2@94 BW Ratio, 2@107 WR Combines 4 of the most famous Cow Families of the breed; (Dixie Erica of C H 1019, Georgina, Gibbet Hill Mignonne, and Primrose)

Reg. # 17153111 - Calving Ease Dam a direct EXT x Finks Vixon 765 has an incredible record of 7@109 Weaning, 4@109 Yearling, 4@111 IMF, 4@102 REA - Combines Four Famous Cow Families; (Dixie Erica 1019, Mignonne, Primrose, Finks Vixon 765)

JONES /STEWART

TOP CUT ANGUS SALE THURSDAY - MARCH 22nd

At The Ranch - Benkelman, Nebraska - 1:00 pm MST Reg. # 16847535 Dam is an E.T. daughter of Hot Rod She has 2@97 BW Ratio, 2@104 WR Incredible Phenotype with a Big Time EPD Profile

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Ron Jones - 308.423.2894 JONES STEWART Gregg Stewart - 785.325.2089 Brig Stewart - 785.747.8028 ANGUS Kent Stewart - 979.777.7919 RANCH

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Selling 80 High Performance, Moderate Birth Weight, Carcass-Tested Angus Bulls

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Saturday, March 24, 2012 1:00 p.m., at the Ranch, Madill, Oklahoma

Selling 50 Top Quality Show Heifers for Affordabe Prices ... Watch for our On-Line Bull Sale on April 3rd at www.buckcattle.com

• 30 Head of Maine-Anjou & MaineTainer Show Heifers and Donor Prospects • 10 Head of Hereford Show Heifers, Horned & Polled • Plus a few elite Chianina, Simmental, Shorthorn and Commercial Show Heifers.

BAILEY BUCK - Reserve Champion Polled Hereford Female, 2012 NWSS Open and Junior Show & Champion Hereford Female, 2011 NAILE. Bred by Blacktop. Thank you to Clint Hall for purchasing half interest.

HALEY HUDSON - Champion Horned Hereford Female, 2012 NWSS & Reserve Champion Horned Female, 2011 NAILE. Bred by Chruchill and purchased in 2011 Spring Edition Sale

MACIE McCULLOM National Champion Maine-Anjou Female, 2012 Fort Worth Stock Show. Bred by Buck & Gibson

TREY MOORE - Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female National Junior Maine-Anjou Show

COLE MOORE - National Champion MaineTainer Female, 2012 Fort Worth Stock Show. Bred by Buck

LAUREN SNODGRASS - Champion Chianina Female, 2012 Fort Worth Stock Show. Bred by Buck & Broken Oak

LUCAS WISNEFSKI - Reserve Champion Junior Maine-Anjou Female, 2012 NWSS. Bred by Buck & Bond. Sold by Winegardner

TREY MOORE - Reserve Champion Open Maine-Anjou Female, 2012 NWSS. Bred by Moore

LAUREN SNODGRASS - Reserve Champion Open MaineTainer Female, 2012 NWSS. Bred by Moore

Jirl, Brenda & Bailey Buck Madill, OK

580-795-7271 • 580-795-4865 mobile Show & Sale Cattle Matt Scasta, Davey Young & Ray Unwin, jirl@buckcattle.com • www.buckcattle.com Texas Scramble Certificates Accepted. Females were born from May 2011 to November 2011.

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Sale Location: 18 miles E. of I-35 on Hwy. 70. All Buck cattle are fed MFM Feeds. Talk to us about the advantages of MFM.

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Headquarters Understanding the Milk EPD by John Boddicker, executive vice president

Over the years it has been explained to me how the MB-ICE system calculates our milk EPDs. Being the slow learner that I am, I have always had trouble grasping the true concept of how it works. A question that is posed many times is, “how can an active female have progeny that weans a heavy calf, has a good weaning weight (WW) EPD, but has a low milk EPD?” Great question! By the time you get done reading this article, one of two things will be apparent. One, you will have a clearer understanding of the milk EPD concept or I have further muddied the waters and you have thrown up your hands in disgust. We will try for the first option! In preparing for this explanation I turned to Dr. Wade Shafer, American Simmental Association (ASA) Director of Performance Programs. Shafer wrote an article on this very subject that was printed in the March 2011 issue of their Simmental breed publication. With his permission many of the explanations that follow will be paraphrased from Shafer’s article. As stated in each printed Maine-Anjou sire summary, the maternal milk EPD is defined as the milking ability of a sire’s daughter expressed in pounds of calf weaned. It predicts the difference in average weaning weight of a sire’s daughters’ progeny due to milking ability. The difference in an animal’s milk EPD versus another animal’s milk EPD is the difference in weaning weight (WW) that is due to total milk production over the entire lactation. It needs to be noted that the WW EPD reflects pre-weaning growth and that different genetic lines can/do have very favorable genes for growth, yet do not have favorable genes for milk! A very significant EPD to shed light on the combination of growth and milk would be the maternal weaning weight EPD. This EPD reflects what the sire is expected to transmit to his daughters for a combination of growth genetics through weaning and genetics for milking ability. It is equal to one-half the sire’s WW EPD, plus all of his milk EPD.

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So we have established that we have three different measurements we are looking at, one’s milking ability, secondly, growth and thirdly, a combination of the two. Keeping in mind that these measurements are separate, there are solid reasons why a top producing female does not necessarily possess genes to have a high level milk EPD. From a cow’s genetic perspective, the WW of her calf is affected by her own milk genes and half of her weaning weight genes. Beyond that, there are nongenetic factors affecting the calf ’s weaning weight (age of dam, stocking rate, weather, creep feed and many other non genetic effects that are not able to be distinguished). The question becomes how do milk genes get sorted from growth genes? Methodology used to calculate EPDs, Best Linear Unbiased Prediction (BLUP) allows the system to separate WW by the factors that impact it - it allows the system to zero in on an animal’s genetics for milk, independent of all other factors. Basically we have to accept the fact that an active female can produce a high WW calf with a below average milk EPD, one reason being the female is passing on above average growth genes. Remember, there are many factors that add to WW aside from milk. The below example contains stats pulled from the recently reported 2012 Maine-Anjou sire summary. BW

WW

MM

MWW

YW

Active Sire Average

2.5

39.4

19.4

39.1

78.2

Sire A

5.7

45.3

16.8

39.4

83.4

Sire B

0.8

11.5

35.1

40.8

37.4

Sire C

3.0

61.9

7.8

8.7

117.5

While there are vast differences in the WW EPD and the milk EPD of the three bulls listed, the daughter’s progeny of all three of these bulls, will in all likelihood, have similar WW as there is only a 2.1 pound spread in the MWW EPD. It should also be

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Headquarters In essence, over the lifetime of an animal there will, in all likelihood, not be much movement in the initially reported milk EPD or its accuracy unless there is a large number of progeny produced in the sire’s genetic line. Hopefully this article has given you some insight and clarification of the milk EPD. What I have taken away from my little bit of research on the subject is: ○ Keep the milk EPD separate from the WW EPD; only think of them together when referring to MWW. ○ Per given example, differences in WW EPD (growth) and milk EPD can produce similar weaning weights on progeny.

○ Members need to send in as much data as possible in order to elevate accuracy levels! ○ EPDs are not a “fix all” for a breeding program, but can be used as an extremely powerful tool in making some breeding decisions. ○ Keep in mind, the middle of the road is a good thing when speaking of milk, too much can be as detrimental as not enough!

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Commercial Connection 2012 National Western by Dave Steen, commercial development director The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) out did itself this year supplying anxious Maine-Anjou buyers with gorgeous weather and a lineup of outstanding bulls and females for the sale offering. This was the fifth year in a row that the beautiful Colorado weather cooperated and helped create a great Maine-Anjou sale on Saturday. Twenty nine consignors from 10 states sold 58 1/2 bulls, 2 flush lots and 17 females. The cattle begin arriving on Sunday or Monday with check-in for the bulls and females scheduled for Wednesday. The bulls were weighed and ultrasounded for ribeye area and fat thickness, measured for scrotal circumference and weight per day of age was figured. This information is vital to all of the potential buyers and aids producers in assisting buyers to help select the right genetics for continued improvements in their breeding programs. On Thursday, Jan. 12, each sale bull was evaluated by a panel of three judges that included Gib Yardley of Beaver, Utah, Craig Talkington of Hays, Kan., and David Stout of DeSmet, S.D. Thanks to these fine gentlemen for making the trip to Denver to evaluate the Maine-Anjou sale bulls. Your time and effort is very much appreciated. Congratulations and thank you to this year’s consignors for displaying an outstanding set of bulls and females at the National Western. The data results continue to show the consistency and genetic strength of the Maine-Anjou breed and the positive impact this breed can create in the production cycle of the beef industry.

Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull and Female Sale The Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale saw another standing room only crowd of potential buyers ready to purchase Maine-Anjou genetics. Fifty eight and a half bulls averaged $3,823, two flush lots averaged $7,400 and 17 females averaged $4,700. The American Junior Maine-Anjou Association (AJMAA) donation lot this year was a flush of one

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of four donor females to the bull of your choice, graciously donated by Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio. Each year raffle tickets are sold to benefit the AJMAA members and offer our young members the opportunity to learn about the breed opportunities, gain knowledge and experience that will better their appreciation of the beef industry. A total of $11,500 was generated and the winning ticket drawn went to Buck Cattle Co., Madill, Okla. Our thanks to Jones Show Cattle for donating the flush in this unique breeding package. Thanks to everyone for participating in this junior benefit raffle.

Sale Report

The demand for Maine-Anjou genetics was evident again this year and shown by the outstanding sale averages. An indication of the enormous crowd acceptance was shown with 14 lots bringing more than $5,000. The balance of the lots brought under $5,000 with a large number of bulls and females selling from $1,700 to $4,000, making quality bulls and females affordable to everyone.

Top Selling Bull Lots

Lot 143X - BPF Kahuna 546Y, a March 15 purebred son of SLC Sooner 101M, consigned by Bushy Park Farms, Mitchell, S.D., sold to Wayne and Barb Ohlrichs, Norfolk, Neb., for $16,000. Lot 134 - KBSC Yang 12Y, a 3/4 black, polled son of BKR1 Trendsetter 501T, consigned by Bremer Show Cattle, Blakesburg, Iowa, sold to Kelsey Show Cattle, Bone Gap, Ill., for $9,200. Lot 119 - JDJ Bound For Glory 161Y, a black 3/4 scurred son of BPF Mercedes Benz 131U, consigned by SJ Show Cattle, Dannebrog, Neb., sold to Cherry Menapace, Gallup, N.M., for $8,000. Lot 108 - BSC Yankee 24Y, a black purebred son of Majors Money Man 673J, consigned by Braun Show

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Commercial Connection Cattle, Northwood, Iowa, sold to Teets Farms, Lost River, W.V., for $7,500. Lot 107 - EDLE Mercedes Benz 62Y, a polled purebred son of BPF Mercedes Benz 131U, consigned by Drew Edleman, Willow Lake, S.D., sold to Deagle Cattle Co., Consort, Alta., for $7,400. Lot 130 - BNWZ Juan 110Y, a scurred purebred son of SLC Sooner 101M, consigned by Nowatzke Show Cattle, Michigan City, Ind., sold to Tebbe/Voegele Show Cattle, Highland, Ill., for $6,000. Numerous other lots sold from $4,000 to $6,000 and were consigned by Bushy Park Farms, AC Cattle Co., Matt Sweeney, Nowatzke Show Cattle, Bremer Show Cattle, Udell Farms, Roecker Cattle Co., and Wayne and Barb Ohlrichs.

Top Selling Female Lots

Lot 3 - CHAM Mercy Me, a March heifer sired by DCC Hard Drive 138R out of BPF Mercedes 128U, consigned by Goettemoeller Show Cattle, Winchester, Ind., sold to Scott Spohn, Oakhill, Ohio, for $26,500. Lot 9 - A flush offered by Jordan Crall, Albia, Iowa on CRLL Jessica 11X, a daughter sired by K&A Top Shelf. A very unique opportunity on a very unique individual that has dominated the showring throughout the 2011 show season. When the bidding ended, Swanson Farms, Peterson, Iowa, won the opportunity to flush this female to the bull of their choice for $11,500. Lot 17 - PRV Ms Mad Money 1189Y, a tremendous big bodied April purebred daughter of BPF Mad Money 111W, consigned by Par Five Cattle Co., Lake City, S.D., sold to J6 Cattle, Tim Johnson, Carpenter, Iowa, for $6,400. Lot 20 - TSV Hot Ride 116Y, a black, polled purebred daughter sired by BPF Mercedes Benz 131U, consigned by Triple S Ventures, Dannebrog, Neb., sold to Tyler Vohs, Moville, Iowa, for $5,400. Lot 2 - BPF Ally 535Y, an April polled 3/4 daughter of Cowan’s Ali 4M, consigned by Bushy Park Farms, Mitchell, S.D. This outstanding breeding piece was purchased by Mason Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark., for $5,200. Lot 14 - KBSC Yvonne 173Y, a March black, polled, purebred daughter of K&A Top Shelf 13T, consigned by Bremer Show Cattle, Blakesburg, Iowa, sold to Mackenzie Nickels, Beloit, Wis., for

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$4,500. Thanks to all of the bull and female consignors for bringing a great set of cattle to Denver.

Pen-of-Three Show Results

Champion Pen-of-Three Maine-Anjou Bulls Exhibited by Bushy Park Farms, Mitchell, S.D. The three bulls included BPF Prom King 31Y, a purebred bull sired by BPF Mercedes Benz 131U; BPF Kahuna 546Y, a purebred bull sired by SLC Sooner 101M and BPF Old School 600Y, a 3/4 bull sired by DJ Digger D323. Averages of the bulls were 292 days of age; 940 lb.; WDA 3.2; REA 12.36 square inches; backfat .16 inches; and a scrotal of 33.5 c.m. Their EPD profile was BW 0.3; WW 37.4; MM 21.1; MG 39.7, and YW 72.6. These bulls sold for $16,000, $2,800 and $2,900. Reserve Champion Pen of Three Maine-Anjou Bulls Exhibited by Bremer Show Cattle, Blakesburg, Iowa. The three bulls include KBSC Ying 27Y, and KBSC Yang 12Y, both 3/4 bulls sired by BKR1 Trendsetter 501T and KBSC Yankee 59Y, a purebred sired by SLC Sooner 101M. These bulls were 305 days of age; 1,127 lb.; WDA 3.7; REA 14.95 square inches; backfat .26 inches; and a scrotal of 33.3 c.m. Their EPD profile was BW 1.1; WW 44.8; MM 22.6; MG 39.4; and YW 76.5. These bulls sold for $9,200, $7,500 and $4,300. People’s Choice Pen-of-Three Maine-Anjou Bulls Exhibited by Green Valley Cattle, Atkinson, Neb. The three bulls include GVC Twitter Y18, a 3/4 son sired by GVC Special Delivery 42S; GVC Boehner Y22, a purebred sired by GVC Maverick 05U; GVC Transport Y55, a purebred sired by GVC Suh 01W. These bulls were 314 days of age; weighed 969 lb., WDA 3.1; REA 12.39 square inches; backfat .22 inches; and a scrotal of 32.8 c.m. Their EPD profile was BW 1.1; WW 44.8; MM 19.3; MG 41.6; and YW 90.2. These bulls will sell in their bull sale on March 3, at the ranch in Atkinson, Neb. Champion MaineTainer Pen-of-Three Bulls Exhibited by Gateway Genetics, Pierce, Neb. The bulls were all 1/2 blood sons of SLC Sooner 101M. These bulls were 322 days of age; weighed 1,133 lb.; WDA 3.5; REA 13.78 square inches; backfat .22 inches; and scrotal of 36.2 c.m. Their EPD profile was BW 1.1; WW 38.9; MM 21.1; MG 40.5; and YW 80.8. These bulls will be sold in their bull sale on March 4th, Pierce, Neb.

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Commercial Connection Reserve Champion MaineTainer Pen-of-Three Bulls Exhibited by Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, Okla. These bulls were all 3/8 MaineTainer sons sired by Irish Whiskey. These bulls were 324 days of age, weighed 1,092 lb.; WDA 3.4; REA 15.39 square inches; backfat .26 inches; and scrotal of 33.8 c.m. Their EPD profile was BW 0.1; WW 35.9; MM 12.9; MG 30.8; and YW 69. These bulls will be sold in their bull sale this spring. Grand Champion MaineTainer Sale Pen-of-Three Bulls Exhibited by Ohlrichs Chi-Angus Ranch, Norfolk, Neb. These bulls were all 3/8 MaineTainer sons of GEF Open Bar. These bulls were 295 days of age; weighed 948 lb.; WDA 3.2; REA 11.93 square inches, backfat .25 inches; and scrotal of 34.2 c.m. Their EPD profile was BW 2.3; WW 29.6; MM 13.8; MG 28.6; and YW 57.8. These bulls sold for $4,000, $3,000 and $2,800. Champion Pen-of-Three Maine-Anjou Heifers Exhibited by Bremer Show Cattle, Blakesburg, Iowa. They included KBSC 181Y, KBSC Yalonda 138Y and KBSC Yvonne 173Y, all March heifers were sired by K&A Top Shelf 13T. These heifers were 301 days of age and weighed 827 lb. Their EPD profile was BW 2.9; WW 40.6; MM 18.4; MG 38.6; and YW 81.5. These heifers sold for $4,500, $3,200 and $2,600. Reserve Champion Pen of Three Maine-Anjou Heifers Exhibited by Triple S Ventures, Dannebrog, Neb. This group included two March purebred heifers sired by BNWZ Gucci 73U and one April purebred heifer sired by BPF Mercedes Benz 131U. These heifers were 290 days of age and weighed 792 lb. Their EPD profile was BW 1.5; WW 37.5; MM 20.3; MG 39.0; and YW 71.8. These heifers sold for $5,400, $2,400 and $1,800.

The Pen-of-Three bulls and females were judged on Friday by Mark Core, Iowa, Dave Shike, Illinois and Brad McCurry, Kansas. Thank you to these gentlemen for judging this year’s Maine-Anjou Pen-of-Three shows. Commercial Development Award Winners Each year nominations are accepted for the Commercial Development awards. This year’s winners are: Commercial Producer of the Year - Gary and Debra Noem, Bryant, S.D. Breed Builder of the Year - Wayne and Barb Ohlrichs, Norfolk, Neb. Seedstock Breeder of the Year - Truline Maines, Richards, Mo., Everett and Ruby; Steve and Mike Forkner and families. The Denver Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull and Female Sale was a great success. Congratulations to all of the consignors for your continued efforts to showcase your Maine-Anjou genetics to the buying public. Thank you, it was beyond impressive to say the least! Good luck on your calving and breeding season. Please call (515) 201-3281 if I can help. Continue to breed with Commitment and Direction! Maines on the Move,

Dave Steen

AMAA Commercial Developmental Director

Here are the ranges and averages of the sale bulls for your information: Birthdate: Age in Days: Weight: Weight per day of age: Ribeye Area: Fat: Scrotal Circumference:

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Range 10/20/2010 to 4/9/2011 Range 280 – 451 days Range of 825 – 1,295 lb. Range of 2.59 – 3.96 lb./day Range of 10.06 – 18.19 sq. in. Range of .07 – .38 in. Range of 27.5 – 38 c.m.

Avg. of Avg. of Avg. of Avg. of Avg. of Avg. of

314 days 1,016.52 lb. 3.25 lb./day 13.27 sq. in. .20 in. 33.49 c.m.

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TLM Synergy 825U

SLC Sooner 101M X TLM Amy 451P

Reg :: 388733 :: Purebred :: Polled :: Homozygous Black bd :: March 1, 2008 bw :: 92 lb. adj. ww :: 778 lb. adj. yw :: 1,469 lb. scrotal :: 44 c.m. frame :: 6.1 REA :: 17.8 in. fat :: .29 in. Synergy bulls 141Y, 143Y, % imf :: 2.34 140Y as calves. PHA/TH Free epds :: bw :: 0.8 ww :: 55.0 yw :: 107.8 milk :: 14.2 :: mg :: 41.7

Performance, Production and Calving Ease!

TLM Passion 141Y

TLM Special 143Y

TLM Headline 140Y

Reg :: 420919 :: PB :: Polled :: Homo. Black bw :: 96 adj. ww :: 773 lb. bd :: 3/1/2011 epds :: bw :: -0.4 :: ww :: 42.8 :: yw :: 88.4 :: milk :: 16.1 :: mg :: 37.5

Reg :: 420906 :: PB :: Polled :: Homo. Black bw :: 96 adj. ww :: 754 lb. bd :: 3/2/2011 epds :: bw :: 3.5 :: ww :: 55.6 :: yw :: 108.2 :: milk :: 19.4 :: mg :: 47.2

Reg :: 420895 :: PB :: Polled :: Homo. Black bw :: 98 adj. ww :: 760 lb. bd :: 3/1/2011 epds :: bw :: -0.1 :: ww :: 41.3 :: yw :: 85.0 :: milk :: 17.1 :: mg :: 38.3

TLM Real Deal 145Y

TLM Preview 164Y

TLM Red Power 144Y

Reg :: 420912 :: PB :: Polled :: Black bw :: 94 adj. ww :: 784 lb. bd :: 3/8/2011 epds :: bw :: -1.9 :: ww :: 45.8 :: yw :: 85.6 :: milk :: 19.2 :: mg :: 42.1

Reg :: 420881 :: PB :: Polled :: Homo. Black bw :: 90 adj. ww :: 846 lb. bd :: 3/5/2011 epds :: bw :: -0.2 :: ww :: 43.6 :: yw :: 87.2 :: milk :: 23.6 :: mg :: 45.3

Reg :: 420922 :: PB :: Polled :: Red bw :: 98 adj. ww :: 820 lb. bd :: 3/3/2011 epds :: bw :: 1.4 :: ww :: 40.3 :: yw :: 73.9 :: milk :: 22.8 :: mg :: 43.0

TLM Synergy X TLM Miss Ruby 806U

TLM Synergy X TLM Miss Power 530R

HAA Bold Move 284T X TLM Miss R 743T TLM Synergy X EFF Miss Canon 753G

TLM Synergy 825U X TLM Miss B 313N

TLM Basic 962W

Everett - Mike - Steve Forkner 9282 E. Indian Line Rd. • Richards, MO 64778 (417) 484-3306 or (877) 489-0570 - eforktlg@gmail.com ○ www.trulinemaines.com March/April 2012

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Join us in East Lansing with the AJMAA and ACA junior boards for this year’s National Youth Leadership Conference (NYLC)! Spend a weekend with your Maine and Chi friends learning leadership skills, teamwork and visiting the many attractions of Michigan!

. . . y a d o T g n i Learn w o r r o m o T g n Leadi July 26 - 30, 2012 East Lansing, Mich.

NYLC will teach juniors the skills and tools needed to better guide their state associations. It will facilitate communication between juniors with the purpose of promoting the exchange of ideas, plans and goals for state associations. NYLC will give each junior member an opportunity to grow as an individual and to gain valuable personal skills. Juniors between the ages of 13-21 are invited to attend. A conference registration fee of $175 will include meals, housing, t-shirt and conference fees. Sign up by May 1 and save $50. Watch for complete details in the May/June/July issue of the Voice. Contact the AJMAA Junior Board or the AMAA for more information. 204 Marshall Rd. ~ P.O. Box 1100 Platte City, MO 64079 (816) 858-9954 ajmaa@kc.rr.com - www.maine-anjou.org 10

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Nagel

31164 E.R.S. Rd. - Springfield, SD 57062 Blane 605.464.1187 (c) 605.369.2628 (h) Landon 605.464.1197 (c)

Cattle Co.

NAGE Bentley 230W 3/4 Maine-Anjou bw: 84 ww: 724 homozygous black

COWAN’S ALI 84M TEN CARAT (ALI) PHJ RUBY R007 NAGE WIDETRACK 94J NAGE WIDETRACK 23M NCC 416J

Thank you - to the all the bidders and buyers at the 18th Annual Maine Bull Sale, March 5, 2012

Semen for sale on these bulls!

bw :: 0.9 ww :: 42.8 yw :: 80.7 milk :: 16.3 mg :: 37.6

CO-OWNED WITH TODD & JILL KLOCKGETHER, CHARTER OAK, IA. (712) 269-2348

PB Maine-Anjou bw: 98 ww: 734 yw: 1,256 homozygous black

NAGE Digits 117 ET

GVC NOBLE MAN 11N GVC DIGNITARY 4T GVC MISS INDIGO 950J NAGE WIDETRACK 94J NAGE 74E (DRAFTPICK) NAGE 19B

bw :: 2.5 ww :: 39.8 yw :: 81.4 milk :: 17.4 mg :: 37.3

NAGE The Reckoning 143Y

1/2 Simmental bw: 91 ww: 839 yw: 1,421 black

LOT 41 IN 2012 SALE

CNS DREAM ON L186 WAGR DRIVER 706T 3C MELODY M668 BZ NAGE BULLDOZER 350P NAGE MS BULLDOZER 171U NAGE MS ICON 114P

bw :: 0.7 ww :: 27.1 yw :: 49.7 milk :: 0.1 mg :: 13.7

e-mail - nagelcattle@excite.com - www.nagelcattle.com March/April 2012

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Manitou’s Buret - “Big Bob” Grand Champion Maine -Anjou Bull, Edmonton Farmfair 2011

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2012 National Western maine-anjou show Sunday, Jan. 15 - Denver, Colo.

Denver 2012 was nothing short of a smashing success. Congratulations to all of the exhibitors at this year’s National Western! Judge Jake Franke, Texas, had his hands full while evaluating a stellar set of Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer females and Maine-Anjou bulls. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou bull honors went to BNWZ Jose 703Y, a Feb. 10, 2011 son of HAA Target 506W, exhibited by Barry Nowatzke, Michigan City, Ind. Reserve Champion honors were taken by BPF Real World, a March 8, 2010 son of SLC Sooner 101M, exhibited by Stone Barn Farm, Cedar Grove, Ind. & Bushy Park Farm, Mitchell, S.D. Although small in numbers, this year’s MaineTainer show was stacked with quality. Capturing top honors was Miss Daisy 123X, a May 4, 2010 daughter of Irish Whiskey, exhibited by Halley Becking, Florence, S.D. Reserve Champion honors went to CMCC Yadie 130, a May 15, 2010 daughter of BK Top Secret, exhibited by Lauren Snodgrass, Stratford, Okla. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou honors went to CCLT Lady Di 25X, a Feb. 2, 2010 daughter of Prototype, exhibited by Bayley Kroupa, White Lake, S.D. Claiming Reserve Champion honors was CMCC Yuppie 104, a Jan. 20, 2011 daughter of BK Unlimited Power 472, exhibited by Trey Moore, Madill, Okla. Congratulations to all of the exhibitors at the 2012 National Western, job well done!

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Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Champion Junior Yearling CCLT Lady Di 25X Feb. 2, 2010 Sire: Prototype Dam: Bay Forever Lady 63T Exhibited by: Bayley Kroupa, White Lake, S.D.

Maine-Anjou Females Judge: Jake Franke, Texas

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Champion Junior Heifer Calf CMCC Yuppie 104 Jan. 20, 2011 Sire: BK Unlimited Power 472 Dam: BK Renegade 5010 Exhibited by: Trey Moore, Madill, Okla.

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf BNWZ Calypso 28Y Feb. 2, 2011 Sire: SLC Sooner 101M Dam: DJC North Star 323N Exhibited by: Brandon Olivier, Harper, Kan.

Champion Senior Heifer Calf BK Xabier 0009 Sept. 26, 2010 Sire: BK Unlimited Power 472 Dam: BKHB Real Deal 525R Exhibited by: Avry Wood, Stratford, Okla.

Reserve Summer Yearling BK Xactly 036 Jan. 26, 2011 Sire: GEF Open Bar Dam: BK Tyra 708 Exhibited by: Lucas Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling BBBN Beauty 621X April 6, 2010 Sire: SLC Sooner 101M Dam: Boss Beauty 84M Exhibited by: Hannah Moore, Alton, Ill.

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Champion Summer Yearling CRLL Jessica 11X May 10 , 2011 Sire: K&A Topshelf 13T Dam: K&A Casey L119 Exhibited by: Jordan Crall, Albia, Iowa

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N.W.S.S. Coverage Junior Maine-Anjou Females Judge: Scott Griener, Virginia

Grand Champion Junior Maine-Anjou Female Champion Summer Yearling CRLL Jessica 11X May 10, 2010 Sire: K&A Top Shelf 13T Dam: K&A Casey L119 Exhibited by: Jordan Crall, Albia, Iowa

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Reserve Grand Champion Junior Maine-Anjou Female Reserve Summer Yearling BK Xactly 036 May 2, 2010 Sire: GEF Open Bar Dam: BK Tyra 708 Exhibited by: Lucas Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.

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Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Champion Summer Yearling Miss Daisy 123X May 4, 2010 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: AN X MA 250 Exhibited by: Halley Becking, Florence, S.D.

MaineTainer Females Judge: Jake Franke, Texas

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Champion Junior Heifer Calf CMCC Yadie 130 March 15, 2010 Sire: BK Top Secret Dam: BK Renegade 5010 Exhibited by: Lauren Snodgrass, Stratford, Okla.

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf MRH Minaj Feb. 24, 2011 Sire: Monopoly Dam: THMT Hot Sauce Exhibited by: Vada Vickland, Longmont, Colo.

Champion Senior Heifer Calf LNL Xanthic 0028 Sept. 16, 2010 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: Collins Sure As Sugar 7080 Exhibited by: Becca Moore, Madill, Okla.

Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf Miss Sooner 304X Dec. 2, 2010 Sire: Unregistered Dam: TB Miss This Exhibited by: Kristie Matlock, Calhan, Colo.

Reserve Summer Yearling RRRC Miss Resolution 110 May 6, 2010 Sire: BC Lookout 7024 Dam: RRRC Miss Resolution 83U Exhibited by: Rachael Carlson, Plattsburg, Mo.

Champion Junior Yearling GCC Jada Sioux 546X April 7, 2010 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: Angus GCC UC 2/115 Exhibited by: Morgan Bourquin, Follet, Texas

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling LDSC Magic Maid 410X April 10, 2010 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: LDSC Priscilla Exhibited by: Mary Spencer, Gibbon, Neb.

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N.W.S.S. Coverage Junior MaineTainer Females Judge: Scott Griener, Virginia

Grand Champion Junior MaineTainer Female Champion Junior Heifer Calf MRH Minaj Feb. 24, 2011 Sire: Monopoly Dam: THMT Hot Sauce Exhibited by: Vada Vickland, Longmont, Colo.

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Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Champion Summer Yearling Miss Daisy 123X May 4, 2010 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: AN X MA 250 Exhibited by: Halley Becking, Florence, S.D.

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Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Champion Junior Bull Calf - Div. 2 BNWZ Jose 703Y Feb. 10, 2011 Sire: HAA Target 506W Dam: BNWZ Miss 703S Exhibited by: Barry Nowatzke, Michigan City, Ind.

Champion Junior Bull Calf - Div. 1 RRRC Red Bull 114Y April 17, 2010 Sire: HAA Smart Money 316S Dam: THOR Miss Red Witch 25M Exhibited by: Rachael Carlson, Plattsburg, Mo.

Maine-Anjou Bulls Judge: Jake Franke, Texas

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Champion Junior Bull BPF Real World 230X March 8, 2010 Sire: SLC Sooner 101M Dam: BPJV Excitement 315R Exhibited by: Stone Barn Farm, Cedar Grove, Ind. & Bushy Park Cattle Co., Highland, Md.

Reserve Junior Bull Calf - Div. 2 JSC TST Goose 1Y Jan. 9, 2011 Sire: GVC Maverick 05U Dam: Miss Green Valley 766T Exhibited by: Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio

Reserve Junior Bull OHL Score Board 21X March 3, 2010 Sire: GEF Open Bar Dam: BPJV Excitement 315R Exhibited by: J.E. Ranch, Blanchard, Okla.

Premier Breeder

Trey Moore, Madill, Okla.

Premier Exhibitor

Trey Moore, Madill, Okla. Barry Nowatzke, Michigan City, Ind.

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Pen-of-Three Coverage Judges: Mark Core, Iowa, Brad McCurry, Kansas and Dave Shike, Illinois.

N.W.S.S. Coverage Pen-of-Three Female Champions

Grand Champion Pen-of-Three Maine-Anjou Females Exhibited by Bremer Show Cattle, Blakesburg, Iowa

Reserve Grand Pen-of-Three Maine-Anjou Females Exhibited by Triple S Ventures, Dannebrog, Neb.

The three heifers include: KBSC 181Y, KBSC Yalonda 138Y and KBSC Yvonne 173Y, all sired by K&A Top Shelf 13T. Heifers range in age from March 15-17, 2011. Averages include: age, 301 days; weight, 827 lb.; BW, 3.9; WW, 40.6; YW, 81.5; M, 18.4; M&G, 38.6.

The three heifers include: JDJ Ms Sydney 135Y, sired by BNWZ Gucci 703U, JDJ Ms Bright Lights 116Y, sired by BNWZ Gucci 703U and TSV Hot Ride 116Y, sired by BPF Mercedes Benz 131U. Heifers range in age from March 20 - April 2, 2011. Averages include: age, 290 days; weight, 792 lb.; BW, 1.5; WW, 37.5; YW, 71.8; M, 20.3; M&G, 39.0.

Pen-of-Three Bull Champions

Grand Champion Pen-of-Three Maine-Anjou Bulls Exhibited by Bushy Park Farms, Highland, Md.

Reserve Champion Pen-of-Three Maine-Anjou Bulls Exhibited by Bremer Show Cattle, Blakesburg, Iowa

The three bulls include BPF Prom King, sired by BPF Mercedes Benz, BPF Kahuna 546Y, sired by SLC Sooner 101M and BPF Old School 600Y, sired by DJ Digger D323. The bulls range in age from March 15 - April 3, 2011. Averages include: age, 292 days; weight, 940 lb.; WDA, 3.2 lb.; REA, 12.36; fat, 0.16; SC, 33.5; BW, 0.3; WW, 37.4; YW, 72.6; M, 21.1; M&G, 39.7.

The three bulls include: KBSC Ying 27Y, sired by BKRI Trendsetter 501T, KBSC Yang 12Y, sired by BKRI Trendsetter 501T and K&A Yankee 59Y, sired by SLC Sooner 101M. The bulls range in age from March 10-14, 2011. Averages include: age, 305 days; weight, 1,091 lb.; WDA, 3.7 lb.; REA, 12.39; fat, 0.26; SC, 33.3; BW, 1.4; WW, 33.8; YW, 76.5; M, 22.6; M&G, 39.4.

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N.W.S.S. Coverage

Pen-of-Three Coverage Judge: Mark Core, Iowa, Brad McCurry, Kansas and Dave Shike, Illinois.

Pen-of-Three Bull Champions

Champion Pen-of-Three MaineTainer Bulls Gateway Genetics, Pierce, Neb.

Reserve Champion Pen-of-Three MaineTainer Bulls Exhibited by Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, Okla.

The three bulls include: GTWY Twilight 116Y, GTWY Final Countdown and GTWY Limitless, all sired by SLC Sooner 101M. The bulls range in age from Feb. 22-24, 2011. Averages include: age, 322 days; weight, 1,133 lb.; WDA, 3.5 lb.; REA, 13.78; fat, 0.22; SC, 36.2; BW, 1.1; WW, 38.9; YW, 80.8; M, 21.1; M&G, 40.5.

The three bulls include: GCC Whiskey 451Y, GCC Whiskey 507Y and GCC Whiskey 509Y, all sired by Irish Whiskey. The bulls range in age from Feb. 18-27, 2011. Averages include: age, 324 days; weight, 1,092 lb.; WDA, 3.4 lb.; REA, 15.39; fat, 0.26; SC, 33.8; BW, 0.1; WW, 35.9; YW, 69.0; M, 12.9; M&G, 30.8.

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Thank You...

To Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio for donating this superb pick of the flush that was auctioned off during the Bright Light’s Sale in Denver, Colo. All proceeds from this flush will go toward the 2012 National Junior Maine-Anjou Show in Lima, Ohio.

We greatly appreciate the “Mile High” syndicate that bought this flush, we are very fortunate to have supporters like these! BUYERS Kenneth Loftin, La. Patyk Farms & Livestock, Ill. Danny Dupree, Okla. Steve Elam, Okla. Elmore Cattle Co., S.C. Cameron Alexander, Ohio John Crall, Iowa Swanson Cattle Co., Iowa Todd & Kim Herman, Okla. Barry Nowatzke, Ind. M Lazy Heart Ranch, Wyo. Bill Thorne, Texas

Marty Van Vliet, Iowa Mark Beauprez, Colo. Brian Goettemoeller, Ind. Jon Gevelinger, Okla. Blind Badger Ranch, Colo. Jirl Buck, Okla. Carlson Maines, Mo. Nelson Cattle Co., Iowa Brett Carter, Okla. Mason Walker, Ark. Catelyn Walker, Ark. Whitney Walker, Ark.

Brower Land & Cattle, Okla. Bell Cattle, Okla. Kayla Campbell, Ohio Lindsey Broek, Mo. Kasey Herman, Okla. Robert O. Morton, Okla. Bushy Park Farms, S.D. John Boddicker, Mo. Dave Steen, Iowa Steve Bruce, S.C. Ryan Holaway, Texas Moore Cattle Co., Okla.

Congratulations to Jirl Buck, Oklahoma, for winning the drawing for the pick of the flush!

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N.W.S.S. Coverage Another packed house was in attendance this year at the 2012 Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale in the Yards, Den-

ver, Colo. A sale highlight, this year’s sale was kicked off by selling a donation flush from Jones Show Cattle, Ohio, to benefit the 2012 Junior National. The flush sold for $11,500 with all proceeds going towards this year’s event. The sale grossed $316,450! The bulls averaged $3,823 and heifers $4,700! A sincere thank you goes out to all of the bidders and buyers of this prestigious event. The Bright Lights of Denver really do shine down on Maine-Anjou alley! $11,750 - Lot 1 - Choice flush of four outstanding donors from the Jones Show Cattle program. A sincere “Thank You” goes to Troy and Randy Jones of Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio. Thank you to all who purchased tickets on this tremendous flush opportunity. Proceeds will go towards the 2012 National Junior Heifer Show to be held in Lima, Ohio June 16-22, 2012. The winner of this year’s donation flush was Jirl Buck, Madill, Okla.

High Selling Lots - $26,500 - Lot 3 - CHAM Mercy Me, a March 6, 2011 purebred daughter of DCC Hard Drive, consigned by Goettemoeller Show Cattle, Winchester, Ind., sold to Molly Pohn, Oak Hill, Ohio. - $16,000 - Lot 143X - BPF Kahuna 546Y, a March 15, 2011 purebred son of SLC Sooner 101M, consigned by Bushy Park Cattle Co., Highland, Md., sold to Wayne and Barb Ohlrichs, Norfolk, Neb. - $11,500 - Lot 9 - CRLL Jessica 11X (flush), a May 10, 2010 3/4 daughter of K&A Top Shelf 13T, consigned by Jordan Crall, Albia, Iowa, sold to Swanson Farms, Peterson, Iowa. - $9,200 - Lot 134 - KBSC Yang 5Y, a March 12, 2011 3/4 son of BKRI Trendsetter 501T, consigned by Kendall Bremer Show Cattle, Blakesburg, Iowa, sold to Kelsey Show Cattle, Bone Gap, Ill. - $8,000 - Lot 119 - JDJ Bound For Glory 161Y, a March 10, 2011 3/4 daughter of BPF Mercedes Benz 131U, consigned by SJ Show Cattle, Dannebrog, Neb., sold to L.C. Maines, Gallup, N.M. - $7,500 - Lot 108 - BSC Yankee 24Y, a Feb. 20, 2011 purebred son of Majors Money Man 673J, consigned by Braun Show Cattle, sold to Teets Farms, Host River, W.V. - $7,000 - Lot 102 - EDLE Mercedes Benz 62Y, a Feb.

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13, 2011 purebred son of BPF Mercedes Benz 131U, consigned by Edleman Ranch, Willow Lake, S.D., sold to Deagle Cattle Co., Alta. - $6,400 - Lot 17 - PRV Ms Mad Money 1189Y, an April 11, 2011 purebred daughter of BPF Mad Money 11W, consigned by Par V Cattle Co., Lake City, S.D., sold to Landon Johnson, Carpenter, Iowa. - $6,000 - Lot 130 - BNWZ Juan 110Y, a Feb. 20, 2011 purebred son of SLC Sooner 101M, consigned by Barry Nowatzke, Michigan City, Ind., sold to Tebbe/Voegele Show Cattle, Highland, Ill. - $5,400 - Lot 20 - TSV Hot Ride 116Y, an April 2, 2011 purebred son of BPF Mercedes Benz 131U, consigned by Triple S Ventures, Dannebrog, Neb., sold to Tyler Vohs, Moville, Iowa. - $5,200 - Lot 2 - BPF Ally 535Y, an April 3, 2011 3/4 daughter of BPF Ally 535Y, consigned by Bushy Park Cattle Co., Highland, Md., sold to Mason Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark. - $5,100 - Lot 157 - RCC High Plains Drifter 548Y, an April 5, 2011 MaineTainer son of GVC Maverick 05U, consigned by Roecker Cattle Co., Denison, Iowa, sold to Tonkin Show Cattle, Mineral Point, Wis.

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2011 Award Recipients

2011 Commercial Producer of the Year This year’s award was received by Gary and Debra Noem of Bryant, S.D. Gary and his brother own and operate a fourth generation diversified farming operation. The farm carries on their father’s tradition of a love for cattle, paying great attention to details and doing things right the first time. For seven years Maine-Anjou bulls have been used on their 300 head Angus based herd. The cattle that are finished on the farm are marketed on a grid offered by U.S. Premuim Beef in Dodge City, Kan. The collection of carcass data provides this operation with the needed information that assists them in their selection process to raise an animal that can produce the added value premiums they seek. Purebred MaineAnjou bulls are used to obtain the most heterosis. One of their goals has been to sell a load of MaineAnjou influenced steers that would all grade Choice. In 2010, a load of Maine-Anjou cross steers were harvested, 35 out of the 36 were graded Choice or better. Noem’s comments were “We’re getting close to making our goal. In the summer of 2010, all of our steers marketed through U.S. Premium Beef graded 97% Choice and 47% Certified Angus Beef (CAB) with yield grades of 3 or better and ribeye areas increase as our backfat decreases.” “We have only been using Maine-Anjou genetics for a short time and the docility of our herd has improved greatly with moderation of frame size in our cows.” Noem feels that added docility is highly related to calving ease, carcass quality, improved feed efficiency and helps keep cattle on feed. 2011 Maine-Anjou Breed Builder of the Year Wayne and Barb Ohlrichs, Norfolk, Neb., were awarded the 2011 MaineAnjou Breed Builder of the Year award. A dedicated couple that is a “true partnership” in their quest to produce quality cattle for all phases of the beef industry. The basis of the Ohlrichs operation is centered around their 120 head black based cowherd that has been criti-

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N.W.S.S. Coverage cally selected for the highest maternal traits. Simply put “Our cows must produce or they are gone.” Every October they hold a successful steer and show heifer sale, followed by their bull sale each February. Cattle from these sales have produced numerous showring champions on the state and national level. Bulls have been very successful for both commercial producers and those being used throughout the A.I. industry. Wayne and Barb take great pride in their bull customers and many have been repeat buyers. For years they have consigned bulls and females to the Denver Bright Lights sale. They hold the Denver record of producing and showing the champion MaineTainer Pen-of-Three bulls the last four years in a row. Consistent production of quality is the focus of their program. 2011 Maine-Anjou Seedstock Producer of the Year A family operation committed in every aspect of the MaineAnjou breed. Congratulations Truline Maines, Everett and Ruby Forkner and sons, Mike and Steve and their families. Forkner was attracted to the Maine-Anjou breed in the 70’s when he was able to view and A.I. to the original imported fullblood Maine-Anjou bulls Capone and Dollar II. Using these two bulls on crossbred cows he experienced explosive growth and performance, producing consistent 700 lb. plus weaning weights and 1,3001,400 lb. yearling weights. The disposition, growth, thickness and milk production was beyond impressive. In 1990 the decision and commitment was made to develop a herd of Maine-Anjou cattle that were anchored around a value based breeding program of solid black, performance based cattle to meet the critical demands of commercial cattle production. The genetics of this program are selected from generations of documented performance data, EPD values and breed rankings to help guide their program for continued improvements. Great attention is payed to structural soundness, calving ease, outstanding performance, disposition and females with high maternal values. Forkners are strong believers in “You get what you plan for and if you fail to plan, you’re planning to fail.” This beef enterprise is committed to the challenge of making purebred Maine-Anjou cattle better with the use of a value based DNA genetic selection process that is now being implemented by the Maine-Anjou Association.

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Tentative Schedule Friday, June 15 All day Early arrival to tie-outs Saturday, June 16 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. Cattle & Contest Check-in 7 p.m. Chi and Maine Junior Board Meeting Sunday, June 17 9 a.m. Maine Advisor/Delegate meeting 9:30 a.m. Chi Exhibitor Meeting 10 a.m. Stockman’s Challenge (Chi & Maine) 12 p.m. Chi & Maine Queen & Princess Interviews 1 p.m. Maine Cook-off 4 p.m. Maine Poster Contest 6 p.m. Lineup for Opening Ceremonies 6:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies Monday, June 18 8 a.m. Maine & Chi Showmanship 1 p.m. Speech Contest (Chi & Maine) 3:30 p.m. She’s A Lady Futurity 5 p.m. Chi Quiz Bowl Tuesday, June 19 8 a.m. Salesmanship (Chi & Maine) 12:30 p.m. Maine Team Fitting 4:30 p.m. Livestock Judging (Chi & Maine)

HOTEL INFORMATION

Wednesday, June 20 8 a.m. Maine-Anjou Steers, Bulls & Fullblood Shows 12 p.m. Chi Team Fitting 4 p.m. Maine Annual Meeting 5 p.m. Chi Annual Meeting 6:30 p.m. ACA Foundation Kick Off & AJCA Fundraiser

Headquarters

Thursday, June 21 8 a.m. Bred & Owned MaineTainer Followed by Owned MaineTainer Shows 8 a.m. Chi Steers, Bulls & ChiAngus Shows 5:30 p.m. Chi & Maine Annual Banquet Friday, June 22 8 a.m. Bred & Owned Maine-Anjou followed by Owned Maine-Anjou shows 8 a.m. ChiMaine & Chianina shows Cattle are released at the end of the show

Howard Johnson 1920 Roschman Ave. Lima, OH 45804 (419) 222-0004 Block name: JHS Rate: $79

Hampton Inn 1933 Roschman Ave. Lima, OH 45804 (419) 225-8300 Block name: JHS Price: $ 89

Holiday Inn 803 S. Leonard Ave. Lima, OH 45804 (419) 879-4000 Block name: JHS Price: 99

OWNERSHIP AND ENTRY DEADLINE MAY 1, 2012

Be sure to watch your mailbox for the rulebook. Please note changes have been made to some of the contests. Chis and Maines will be doing some contests together. P.O. Box 1100 Platte City, MO 64079 (816) 431-9950 ajmaa@kc.rr.com www.maine-anjou.org/junior

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Junior Update American Junior Maine-Anjou Association • ajmaa@kc.rr.com • www.maine-anjou.org

2011-2012 Jr. Board Members

Executive Committee: Bailey Buck, President – Region III R.R. 1 Box 344A Madill, OK 73446 (580) 677-2648 • bailey@buckcattle.com Bailey Core, Vice President – Region II 859 92nd Ave. Pleasantville, IA 50225 (641) 780-7765 • core.bailey@gmail.com Rachael Carlson, Secretary/Treasurer – Region 1 3702 S.W. 224th Plattsburg, MO 64477 (816) 785-7413 • blondie93@centurytel.net

Region I

Cameron Alexander 830 Spencer Rd. Sabina, OH 45169 (937) 302-0078 • c-alexander.1@onu.edu

Region II

Amy Sampson 63329 210th St. Nevada, IA 50201 (515) 382-4198 • amy.sampson@wartburg.edu

Region III

Lisa Reid 14510 Brighton Rd. Brighton, CO 80601 (303) 917-0828 • lisareid28@aol.com

At-Large

Carrie Elmore 300 Cox Rd. Enoree, SC 29335 (864) 237-7771 • carriee@g.clemson.edu Ryan Holaway 174 C.R. 1336 Chico, TX 76431 (940) 210-1127 • ryanholawaycattle@hotmail.com

Advisors

Anna Loftin 169 Loftin Rd. Elm Grove, LA 71051 (318) 676-9129 • msu-aloftin@student.mcneese.edu Mackenzi Dorsey 35297 C.R. 41 Eaton, CO 80615 (904) 733-1791 • mdorsey_08@hotmail.com

2011-2012 AMAA Royalty Queen

Anticipation

by Ryan Holaway, At Large Director

Spring brings many things, for some calving season and for many, a break from the snow and ice. Spring might also mark the start of searching for the next year's show heifer. More than anything Spring brings anticipation for what summertime has in store for us; summer break, graduation and the best of all, junior national in Lima, Ohio. If you haven’t been to a MaineAnjou junior national, you're missing out. I attended my first junior national in 2007 in Lawton, Okla. and have not missed one since. Junior national isn’t just another show, as I have found out, it is a time to reconnect with friends or even make new friendships that will last a lifetime. Whether you bring cattle to Lima, Ohio or not, juniors need to begin thinking about participating in the contests junior national has to offer. Contests offer more than a break from taking care of your show cattle. They can help you meet other juniors, learn skills that will be vital to you in the future and get you more involved in the Maine-Anjou breed.

I hope that when you get your rulebook you begin looking over the rules and planning out what contests you will enter. I hope to see you there getting involved and making the best of your junior national experience. The junior board is looking forward to helping juniors participate in more contests. Please contact any of us for any questions you have about the National Junior Maine-Anjou Heifer Show.

June 16-22, 2012 Lima, OhiO

Lauren Prill, Kansas

Junior Princesses Whitney Walker, Arkansas Danielle Funk, Missouri

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Announcements REMINDER TO aMaa MEMBERSHIP

Finance charges are now being applied to all accounts that are over 60 days past due. The following charges will apply: $5 charge per month on an outstanding balance of $250 and under; $10 charge per month on an outstanding balance of $251 to $500; $20 charge per month on an outstanding balance of $501 to $1000 and $25 charge per month on an outstanding balance of $1001 and above. Please be sure to keep your account current.

RUSH ORDERS

If you are selling an animal we ask that you register and transfer the animal in a timely manner to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers they are purchasing from a reputable business person. Rushes will be done in the order received; a rush fee is currently $25 (covers eight head). If rush work is faxed, it is the breeder’s responsibility to give us a follow-up phone call to make sure the work is legible and to cover all fees. It is not our office staff ’s responsibility to call breeders that fax in registration work. No work will be released until payment is complete. Rush work is processed ahead of the regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail the next business day. We will do our best to complete rush work that is received in our office by 2 p.m. (Monday – Friday). There is no same-day turnaround. If you need to have registrations sent out by overnight delivery, there is an additional fee (in addition to the rush fee) for sending overnight. We normally use Federal Express and the charges are based on FedEx fees at that given time. Again, let us emphasize, it is your responsibility to contact our office to make arrangements for overnight delivery so that we have the correct shipping address and payment before sending. Federal Express WILL NOT deliver to a post office box. A rush will be picked up by FedEx the next business day for delivery the following day. For big weekend events, such as state expos, we reserve the right to require work to be in our office no later than 2 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to that weekend’s show. Please plan ahead. If a paper is needed within two weeks, a rush will be required at this time of year. Thank you.

aNNUal DUES

If you have not yet submitted your 2012 dues, please do so as soon as possible. If not already paid, the dues will be billed when submitting registration work in the new year. This could result in registration work being held for payment. There was a dues reminder envelope in the November/December Voice for your convenience. Annual adult dues not paid by March 1, 2012 will not be included in the May/June/July (membership directory) of the Voice.

AmerIcAN mAINe-ANjOu AssOcIATION P.O. Box 1100 - 204 Marshall Rd. Platte City, MO 64079-1100 AMAA (816) 431-9950 Fax (816) 431-9951 Voice (816) 858-9954 - Fax (816) 858-9953 www.maine-anjou.org maine@kc.rr.com

sTAff John Boddicker, executive vice president Dave Steen, commercial development director Marcena Fulton, registrar Lindsey Broek, Voice editor/director of communications Kasey Herman, director of youth activities Rhonda Boddicker, administrative assistant Brandi West, administrative assistant Tammy Seevers, office assistant Donna Grame, office assistant

execuTIve cOmmITTee: Marty Van Vliet, president Jirl Buck, 1st vice president Mike Holden, 2nd vice president Rick Carlson, secretary/treasurer Fred Nessler, at-large

region I

Rick Carlson - (816) 560-3533 3702 S.W. 224th - Plattsburg, MO 64477 Dennis Moore - (618) 410-3325 30992 State Hwy. 16 - Jerseyville, IL 62052 Troy Jones - (419) 648-5870 9656 Clum Rd. - Harrod, OH 45850 Fred Nessler - (217) 698-0202 536 N. Bruns Lane, Ste. 1 - Springfield, IL 62702

region II

Scott Bilslend - (308) 384-6257 608 Ravenwood Dr. - Grand Island, NE 68801 Brad Nelson - (712) 263-3453 901 Hwy. 39 - Denison, IA 51442 Cory Thomsen - (605) 730-2397 40460 254th St. - Mitchell, SD 57301 Marty Van Vliet - (641) 628-9639 372 190th Ave. - Otley, IA 50214

region III

Mark Beauprez - (303) 822-9260 11780 Mimosa Rd. - Byers, CO 80103 Jirl Buck - (580) 795-7271 R.R. 1 Box 344A - Madill, OK 73446 Josh Enlow - (918) 321-5196 19732 B S. 145th W. Ave. - Sapulpa, OK 74066 Jim Hett - (303) 435-1271 P.O. Box 175 - Roggen, CO 80652

At-Large

Cody Tebbenkamp - (660) 641-2671 3705 Forun Blvd. ,Apt. 818 - Columbia, MO 65203 Mike Holden - (712) 652-3200 559 240th St. - Scranton, IA 51462 Barry Nowatzke - (219) 872-6218 9335 W. 200 N. - Michigan City, IN 46360

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Announcements DNA TypiNg (pAreNT VerificATioN)

Dams: Prior to registering embryo transfer (ET) calves, all donor dams must be DNA typed and TH/PHA tested and on file in the AMAA office. Registration papers will NOT be mailed from our office if the donor does not have DNA on file. This applies to registered Maine-Anjou donors AND commercial donor dams. If you are unsure if a dam has been typed, please call our office. You need to allow up to three weeks for DNA results to be processed from the lab as well as three weeks for TH/PHA testing. Bulls: All bulls that have been collected for marketing OR for home use are also to be DNA typed and TH/PHA tested and on file in our office. Registrations out of AI sires that have not been typed will be held. DNA submission forms can be found on the tab "Geneseek Submission Form" on our homepage, www. maine-anjou.org.

TATToo yeAr leTTer for 2010: x TATToo yeAr leTTer for 2011: y TATToo yeAr leTTer for 2012: Z upcomiNg Show iNformATioN

2011 National Junior Show Entry Deadline: May 1, 2012. A rulebook will be mailed out the first part of April and posted online at www.maine-anjou.org. Maine-Anjou Junior National Hotel Headquarters Howard Johnson 1920 Roschman Ave. Lima, OH 45804 (419) 222-0004 Ask for the JHS block. Rate $79

Hampton Inn 1933 Roschman Ave. Lima, OH 45804 (419) 225-8300 Ask for the JHS block. Rate $89 Holiday Inn 803 S. Leonard Ave. Lima, OH 45804 (419) 879-4000 Ask for the JHS block. Rate $99 National Maine-Anjou Show American Royal held in conjunction with the 2012 American Royal, Kansas City, Mo. Nov. 2 - Junior show followed by National Maine-Anjou show. Hotel Headquarters Argosy Casino & Hotel 777 N.W. Argosy Parkway Riverside, MO 64150 (800) 270-7711 Ask for the AMAA block. Rate $99 N.A.I.L.E. Maine-Anjou Show held in conjunction with the 2012 North American International Livestock Exposition (N.A.I.L.E.), Louisville, Ky. Nov. 10 - AOB & Maine-Anjou Junior Show TBA - Open Maine-Anjou Show Hotel Headquarters Comfort Inn & Suites Airport/Expo 653 Phillips Lane Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 375-2233 Ask for the AMAA block. Rate $109

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New Junior Members ArizonA

Graysen Gilbraith Sonoita, AZ (520) 490-9930 Brian Stewart Pima, AZ (928) 651-4456

cAliforniA

Sarah Drown Santa Ysabel, CA (760) 765-3381 Ashley Jordan San Jose, CA (408) 912-5208 Dylan Newsome Ceres, CA (209) 656-8865 J Newton Clovis, CA (559) 322-9260 Branden Sherwood Tehachapi, CA (661) 886-9313 Tommy Smart Clovis, CA (559) 289-7866 Kelsey Stearns Exefer, CA

colorAdo

floridA

Brianna Hodges Christmas, FL (321) 698-0740

GeorGiA

Kendra Berg Osage, IA

Bryce Robison Winfield, IA (319) 257-3382

Cade Bracker Underwood, IA (712) 310-1082

illinois

Kailey Eskildsen Northwood, IA

Morgan E. Johnson Shabbona, IL (815) 757-2025 Seth Purcell Vandalia, IL (618) 283-0424 Shaelye Varner Mazon, IL (815) 448-2669

indiAnA

David Fosbrink Columbus, IN (812) 342-9389 Blake Peterson Remington, IN (219) 608-1765 Andrew Siwinski Crownpoint, IN (219) 365-5078

iowA

Jordan Labato Center, CO

delAwAre

Forrest Beeler Peru, IA (641) 728-4317

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Nolan Ohnemus Milo, IA (515) 238-6627

Hope Edwards Temple, GA (770) 851-0691

Spencer Armstrong Stanwood, IA (563) 357-9907

Shelby Warren Camden, DE (302) 632-1299

Andrew Benning Hampton, IA (641) 456-4376

Mallory Espenscheid Traer, IA (319) 478-8107 Jordan Ferguson New Sharon, IA (641) 637-4439 Abigail Green State Center, IA (641) 691-0266 Cole Greiman Garner, IA (641) 923-2235 Ashley Hedges Oakville, IA (319) 766-3605 Collin Hoshaw Polk City, IA (515) 418-7483 Tyler Loudon Creston, IA (641) 782-7473 Elijah McGohan Mt. Pleasant, IA (319) 254-2287 Katey Meyer Stockton, IA (563) 843-3543

Jacob Sargent Clear Lake, IA (641) 357-5098 Deana Schlitter Waukon, IA (563) 568-3834 Colton Shull Albia, IA (641) 777-9371 William Thorp Jefferson, IA (515) 391-9540 Ben Weis McIntyre, IA Devin Yutesler Lowden, IA (563) 357-1634

KAnsAs

Tyler Goetzmann Gardner, KS (913) 856-5242 Shaelyn Griffin Stockton, KS (785) 994-6520 Brady McComb Pratt, KS (620) 895-6472

michiGAn

Amanda Mitchell Laingsburg, MI (989) 307-0835

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New Junior Members Bryan Smith Zeeland, MI Danielle Wood-Seddon Kingston, MI (248) 765-7844

minnesota

Katelyn M. Hartwig Albany, MN (320) 845-2591 Brandon Weidert Lismore, MN (507) 472-8472

mississippi

Cassie St. Amant Wesson, MS (601) 754-4283

north carolina

Casey McAninch Leicester, NC (828) 683-0517

north dakota

Stefanie Bohrer Stanton, ND (701) 748-6749

nebraska

new mexico

Kylie Cox Silver City, NM (575) 649-3240 Amanda Johnson Alamogordo, NM (575) 585-8430

ohio

Emilie M. Anderson Castalia, OH (419) 684-7073 Justin Austen Ashland, OH (419) 651-4612 Tyler Bair West Salem, OH (330) 465-6079 Shelby Kay Crider Elida, OH (419) 331-9669 Taylor Frazier Jackson, OH (740) 286-2998 Haley Frazier Jackson, OH (740) 286-2998

Korie J. Kersten Gretna, NE (402) 306-6131

Lauren Ott Norwalk, OH (419) 663-5453

Jake Robertson Roca, NE (402) 794-0270

Duane J. Shawk Bucyrus, OH (419) 561-9000

Holland Stagemeyer McCook, NE (308) 345-6186

Mackenzie Smith Freeport, OH (740) 584-5936

Noah Valasek Spalding, NE (308) 497-2519

Hunter Watson Sarahsville, OH (740) 732-5857

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Brock Zwick Canton, OH (330) 484-5114

oklahoma

Gage Askew Meeker, OK (405) 279-2656 Colt Elam Comanche, OK (580) 255-0427 Breanna Elliott Miami, OK (918) 673-1797 Evie Gates Vinita, OK (918) 944-3066 Ethan Kee Stroud, OK (918) 968-2108 Jayce McPeak Webber Falls, OK (918) 231-1026 Weston Pogue Ada, OK (580) 399-3185 Asa Robbins Bunch, OK (918) 431-4653 Nichole Sullivan Shawnee, OK (405) 481-3543 Dustie Ann Wise Moore, OK (405) 414-6429 Jordyn Pearson Skiatook, OK (918) 855-7397

oregon

Rachel Irene Sauer Summerville, OR (541) 534-6019

south dakota

Nick Tesch Watertown, SD (605) 520-3992

texas

Suzanne Berry Buna, TX (409) 289-9073 Rebecca Campos Colorado City, TX (325) 242-1975 Dakota Carmichael Farmersville, TX (903) 450-7366 Sierra Cate Whitewright, TX (903) 364-5857 Phillip Hobbs Cambridge City, TX (765) 478-5719 Chad Alan Phillip Boerne, TX (830) 537-3990 Caitlyn Rogers Greenville, TX (903) 413-7080 Adrian Verner Bowie, TX (940) 577-5865

Virginia

Ryleigh Travers Berryville, VA (540) 327-3994

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New Junior Members Wisconsin

Cole Chapman Dalton, WI (920) 394-9353 Anthony Henningfeld Waterford, WI (262) 206-4024 Mickayla K. Lyons Lancaster, WI (608) 988-7941

West Virginia

2012 National Junior Heifer Show June 16-22 Lima, Ohio

Logan Wright Philippi, WV (304) 457-2122

REMINDER If you do not pay your 2012 dues by March 1, 2012 YOU WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP LISTING IN THE MAY/JUNE/JULY HERD REFERENCE ISSUE OF THE VOICE.

2012 AMAA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES

You must be an active member of the AMAA to register or transfer cattle.

ADULT MEMBERSHIP: $100 JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: $25 The adult membership dues include a subscription to the Voice. You can pay your dues online at www.maine-anjou.org or call the AMAA at (816) 431-9951.

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New Adult Members CALIFORNIA

Herd Prefix: FXWD Foxwood Cattle Todd & Kelly Sherwood 20654 Sasia Rd. Tehachapi, CA 93561 (661) 886-9313 Herd Prefix: WL Wagner Livestock, LLC Jeff Wagner 11149 Shelton Rd. Linden, CA 95236 (209) 351-0351 Herd Prefix: TOBY Wheeler Cattle Toby Wheeler 1125 Penman Springs Rd. Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 226-9913

INDIANA

Herd Prefix: TAH Curt Hannon 5223 W. 875 S. Rensselaer, IN 47978 (219) 866-0869

IOWA

Herd Prefix: BZA Denise Amos 16795 130th Ave. Indianola, IA 50125 (515) 961-5847 Herd Prefix: RJB Ron & Jean Bormann 1163 320 Ave. Charlotte, IA 52731 (563) 689-3109 Herd Prefix: TCMA Curtin Show Steers Travis Curtin 1310 Gegenheimer Rd. N.W. Oxford, IA 52322 (319) 828-2182

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KANSAS

NEBRASKA

Herd Prefix: JAYL Jay Langlois 12430 Lariat Rd. Spearville, KS 67876 (620) 385-2778

Herd Prefix: GAC Greg Christo 122 W. Walnut St. Albion, NE 68620 (402) 395-6317

Herd Prefix: RKNU Knudson Cattle Co. Ryan Knudson 4231 110th St. Estherville, IA 51334 (712) 362-8705

Herd Prefix: WLYM Wiley Show Cattle Dustin Wiley 2115 Rd. L St. Francis, KS 67756 (580) 216-4452

Herd Prefix: TRY Terry Morris 37776 Drive 706 Culbertson, NE 69024 (308) 278-2300

Herd Prefix: NAT Nathan Moretz 4240 Lilac Ave. Northwood, IA 50459 (641) 845-2315

KENTUCKY

Herd Prefix: BESC Brad Ewing 14674 580th St. Cincinnati, IA 52549 (641) 895-8070 Herd Prefix: RGCC Goddard Cattle Co. Randy Goddard P.O. Box 17 Red Oak, IA 51566 (712) 789-9397

Herd Prefix: VOS Dustin Osvald 2339 200th St. Independence, IA 50644 (319) 440-5258 Herd Prefix: RUB Sam Ruble 17314 450th St. Chariton, IA 50049 (515) 460-5762 Herd Prefix: TIB James Tibken 63091 690th St. Wiota, IA 50274 (712) 774-5612 Herd Prefix: MMUD Brett Udell 32138 Hickory Ave. Sioux City, IA 51108 (712) 239-5755

Herd Prefix: DOR Keith & Lisa Kuehn 1424 C.R. 5300 Coffeyville, KS 67336 (620) 515-1368

Herd Prefix: GB Gary Blevins 59 Fieldstone Court Greenup, KY 41144 (606) 473-3791

LOUISIANA

Herd Prefix: LTL Loyd & Tena Dodson 490 Jones Rd. Haughton, LA 71037 (318) 390-6796

MICHIGAN

Herd Prefix: BDWF Williams Farm Brian D. & Karen E. Williams 3295 Bass Lane Mulliken, MI 48861 (517) 230-1074

MISSISSIPPI Herd Prefix: Josh Newcomb 18 Longview Rd. Ellisville, MS 39437

Herd Prefix: WCAR Doug & Whitney Carlson 1152 N. 28th Rd. Syracuse, NE 68446 (402) 269-3248

Herd Prefix: WAMS Travis Walters 1276 S. 38 Rd. Talmage, NE 68448 (402) 314-8880 Herd Prefix: RCW Weiss Bros. Casey & Remington Weiss 32251 Road B Trumbull, NE 68980 (402) 984-0465

OHIO

Herd Prefix: BHL David & Luke Bihl 9471 Madison Rd. N.E. Wash. Ct. House, OH 43160 (740) 831-4310 Herd Prefix: HN Jeff Horn 1523 S.R. 37 Arlington, OH 45814 (419) 694-7421

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New Adult Members Herd Prefix: MCFD Steve McFarland 1218 Cemetery Rd. Peebles, OH 45660 (937) 587-3760

PENNSYLVANIA

Herd Prefix: JEA Gerald & Jamie Brozman 354 Townshipline Rd. Nazareth, PA 18064 (484) 221-3455

Herd Prefix: WIS Wise Cattle Co. Adam, Ben & Rick Wise 616 Cider Mill Rd. Punxsutawney, PA 15767 (814) 952-2147

SOUTH DAKOTA

Herd Prefix: BDG Brian Schnoor 27572 411 Ave. Parkston, SD 57366 (609) 935-3898

Texas

Herd Prefix: KAZ Kaz Cattle Jacob, Emilie, Mike & Sarah Kaz 158 Spring Valley Rd. Paradise, TX 76073 (940) 433-8222 Herd Prefix: MTM Mike Perkins 8480 Brock Hwy. Lipan, TX 76462 (817) 253-6710

Open Show Report Sioux Empire Farm Show

Jan. 26, 2012 – Sioux Falls, S.D. Judge: Tom Van Asselt, South Dakota

Reserve Grand Champion Female Exhibited by Stan Peterson, Danbury, Iowa

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Exhibited by Sammi Schrag, Marion, S.D.

Exhibited by Eastview Maines, Pipestone, Minn.

Grand Champion Bull Exhibited by Eastview Maines, Pipestone, Minn.

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Junior Show Report Kansas Beef Expo

Ohio AGR Holiday Classic

Dec. 10-11, 2011 – Hutchison, Kan. Judges: Chris Mullinix, Illinois (heifers, Ring B - steers, Ring A) Scott Bush, South Dakota (heifers, Ring A - steers, Ring B)

Dec. 10-11, 2011 – Columbus, Ohio Judges: Brant Poe, Oklahoma (Ring A) Blake Nelson, Oklahoma (Ring B)

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female - Ring B Exhibited by Luke Prill, Wichita, Kan.

Grand Champion Female - Ring A Reserve - Ring B

Grand Champion Female Ring A&B Third Overall A&B

Exhibited by Ben Nikkel, McPherson, Kan.

Exhibited by Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female - Ring A&B Exhibited by Sam Wallace, Stotts City, Mo.

Grand Champion Female - Ring B Reserve - Ring A

Reserve Grand Champion Female Ring A&B

Exhibited by Lauren Prill, Wichita, Kan.

Exhibited by Kendra Gabriel, Stoutsville, Ohio

Grand Champion Steer - Ring A&B Exhibited by Stetson Wiss, Springfield, Mo.

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female - Ring A Exhibited by Abby Wood, Leavenworth, Kan.

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Ring A&B Reserve Grand Champion Steer - Ring A&B

Exhibited by Trevor Reiboldt, W. College Corner, Ind.

Exhibited by Jake Wagner, Erie, Colo.

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Junior Show Report 2011 Winter Classic

Dec. 10-11, 2011 – E. Lansing, Mich. Judge: Wes Richey, Indiana

No Photo Available

No Photo Available

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Ring A

Reserve Grand Champion Steer Ring A

Exhibited by Parker Reed, Galveston, Ind.

Exhibited by Megan Gaddis, Fredricktown, Ohio

Grand Champion Female Exhibited by Bailey Welshans, Ann Arbor, Mich.

No Photo Available No Photo Available Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Ring B Exhibited by Kathy Lehman, Whitehouse, Ohio

Grand Champion Steer Ring A Exhibited by Clayton Wildermuth, Lewistown, Ohio

Grand Champion Steer Ring B Exhibited by Megan Gaddis, Fredricktown, Ohio

Reserve Grand Champion Steer Ring B Exhibited by Clayton Wildermuth, Lewistown, Ohio

Reserve Grand Champion Female Exhibited by Danielle Wood-Seddon, Kingston, Mich.

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by Chad Patterson, Burtchville, Mich.

May/June/July Herd Reference

Deadline -April 1

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Junior Show Report Lincoln AGR

Dec. 18-19, 2011 – Lincoln, Neb. Judge: Jason Hoffman, Nebraska

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Exhibited by Danielle Wood-Seddon, Kingston, Mich.

Exhibited by Jordan Crall, Albia, Iowa

Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Steer Grand Champion Steer

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Exhibited by Jesse Hoblyn, York, Neb.

Exhibited by Kelsey Acmoody, Union City, Mich.

Grand Champion MaineTainer Steer

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Reserve Grand Champion Steer

Exhibited by Kale Spengler, Durant, Iowa

Exhibited by Brandon Wyatt, Ogden, Ill.

Exhibited by Brad Chapman, South Rockwood, Mich.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Steer

2012 National Junior Heifer Show June 16-22, Lima, Ohio

Exhibited by Carter Zawacki, Bark River, Mich.

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Junior Show Report Scarlet & Gray

Jan. 7-8, 2012 – Columbus, Ohio Judges: Shawn Varner, Missouri (heifers, Ring B - steers, Ring A) Jon DeClerck, Iowa (heifers, Ring A - steers, Ring B)

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Ring B

Grand Champion Steer Ring B

Exhibited by Demi Powers, Fayette, Ohio

Exhibited by Landon Richards, Pemberville, Ohio

Grand Champion Female Ring A&B Exhibited by Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female - Ring A Exhibited by Harper Henney, Angola, Ind.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer Ring A Exhibited by Breanne Gabriel, Stoutsville, Ohio

Reserve Grand Champion Female Ring A&B Exhibited by Morganne Miles, New Washington, Ind.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Ring B Exhibited by Brandon Wyatt, Ogden, Ill.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer Ring B Exhibited by Clayton Boyert, Seville, Ohio

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Ring A Exhibited by Presley Wiley, Winchester, Ind.

Grand Champion Steer Ring A Exhibited by Clayton Wildermuth, Lewistown, Ohio

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Junior Show Report Sioux Empire Farm Show

Jan. 27-28, 2012 – Sioux Falls, S.D. Judge: Jim Bloomberg, Illinois

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by Troy Shaw, Ogden, Iowa

Grand Champion MaineTainer Steer Exhibited by Lacey Lauterbach, Van Meter, Iowa

Grand Champion Female Exhibited by Halley Becking, Florence, S.D.

Grand Champion Steer Reserve Grand Champion Female

Exhibited by Jordyn Burco, Independence, Iowa

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Steer Exhibited by Lexi Bremer, Harrisburg, Mo.

Exhibited by Kaitlyn Hartwig, Albany, Minn.

No Photo Available

Reserve Grand Champion Steer Exhibited by Nate Tanner, Atlantic, Iowa

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by Jordan Crall, Albia, Iowa

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Extra Voice This and That...

by Lindsey Broek, editor/director of communications

With Denver and Fort Worth in the books, I turn my focus towards spring. Cows will be calving, bull sales and expos underway and the herd reference issue right around the corner. Now, more than ever, is a GREAT time to be in the cattle business. I recently heard someone say “kiss your cows goodnight; they will never be worth more”! How true is that? With that said, I invite all of you to take a good look at the advertisers in this issue. This is the Herd Sire edition and is chock full of potential sires for you as breeders to evaluate and see where they may fit into your breeding program. I would like to thank all of the breeders who did advertise in this issue. It’s a good one! As always, Denver and Fort Worth were great events for Maine-Anjou enthuthiasts. There were a couple of things that I took from both shows that I wanted to touch on. First, let’s talk Denver. A highlight for many is found in the yards, where the Maine-Anjou breed truly does shine. This year was no exception. It was during this year’s sale evaluation that a well known cattleman, Gib Yardley, said something I think is worthy of being repeated. As one of the judges for the sale evaluation he got the opportunity to speak at the end. He made the comment that the Maine-Anjou breed should be proud of where we started and where we are today. There is some room for improvement, but there should always be room for improvement in everything you do. The minute you stop improving is the minute you sell yourself short. As members, breeders and employees of this great association we need to be proud of the product we have. Maine-Anjou genetics are practical, they are profitable and they are predictable! We need to take pride in our product and we need to get it out there for everybody to see. I encourage all of you to be the Voice of the Maine-Anjou breed.We have something here, let’s show’em what we got! Fort Worth was another great event for us. A highlight was definitely this year’s National Meeting and the Hall-of-Fame award presentation. The presentation were held during the annual meeting and honored past breeders and innovators of this great association

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- Sonderregger Cattle Co., David and Mary Marold and Victor Carter, Packard Cattle Co., Peter and Guthrie Packard, and G&F Cattle Co., David Gilger and Calvin Fryar. It was an honor to get to meet these folks and be part of this very special event. For full coverage on the Hall-of-Fame nominees and the Heritage Road ceremony, see page 59. With the busy spring upon us I want to remind everyone of some important events coming up. First on the list will be the 2012 Herd Reference issue of the Voice. As the biggest issue and the one everyone keeps handy all year, here is a great way to show your practical, profitable and predictable genetics to everyone! The deadline for this issue will be April 1. Please feel free to contact myself or Kasey with any questions you may have. We are happy to help promote your program in any way that we can! Second on that list will be the junior national held in conjunction with the Chianina junior national in Lima, Ohio June 16-22. You should expect to see a rulebook and entry information in your mailbox mid to late March. Remember, ownership deadline for all animals is May 1. If you have any questions regarding the upcoming junior national be sure to give us a call. I have been truly enjoying this warm weather and hope it holds for the remainder of the winter. Good luck to everyone with all your spring sales and spring calving!

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Feature Making More Confident Decisions in Herd Sire Selection by: Kevin DeHaan, technical services director

When it comes to adding new seedstock to his cattle operation, Dan Hutchinson knows exactly what he’s looking to buy before even stepping into the sale barn. Like fellow cattle producers, Hutchinson takes extra care in his selection decisions and rightfully so. The animal he brings back to the ranch will have to perform well in its new herd setting and help Hutchinson reach his operation management goals. So when it’s time to select a new herd sire, Hutchinson leaves little to chance. He conducts a thorough visual sort of potential bulls then relies on his extensive list of genetic qualities before making a final selection and purchasing decision. “I’m very particular when selecting a new sire for my herd,” says Hutchinson. “That bull is going to have a tremendous influence on my operation from a genetic and monetary standpoint. So I look for a visually superior animal with a balance of maternal and carcass traits.” Purchasing seedstock is an important and lasting decision for cattle producers, says Dr. Kevin DeHaan, technical services director for IGENITY®, a division of Merial. “Selecting a herd sire is an important ranch decision that directly affects the profitability of an operation for many years. Producers are becoming more aware that they just can’t afford to buy bulls without all the information available.” That’s why many producers, like Hutchinson, have turned to DNA technology, through the comprehensive IGENITY profile, to assist in making important herd sire selection decisions. “The inside information gained through an IGENITY profile can help producers make important decisions with confidence, knowing that they’re moving their herds’ genetics in the right direction,” explains DeHaan. If producers are not using DNA technology to help make these decisions, DeHaan adds, they may not

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be getting the complete picture of the bull’s potential. “The comprehensive IGENITY profile allows Maine-Anjou producers to learn more about each individual’s genetic potential earlier in their productive life, which means progress can be made faster. Now producers don’t have to wait until the first calf crop has been harvested before they can see what carcass traits a bull passes along.” DeHaan says by using DNA technology — along with traditional selection tools — to evaluate potential herd sires, producers can help reduce the risk of making a genetic mistake. “The IGENITY profile provides information on traits, such as carcass quality and carcass composition, that an animal will express and pass to their offspring,” he says. “This means producers can be more selective and confident when incorporating genetics into their herd to fit production goals.” Christina Dockter agrees. All herd sires are DNA tested prior to turnout in her commercial and registered herds. “We use the IGENITY profile to assist in selection decisions in our own operation. We test all new herd bulls that we purchase as well as the bulls we want to market to potential customers,” she says. “We are very interested in the carcass quality and feeding traits the bulls will pass on to their calves.” Like Hutchinson, Dockter utilizes the IGENITY profile as an important tool in the selection process toolbox. “First we do an initial visual sort of the bulls, then we look at the EPDs and IGENITY scores,” she explains. “Many times, the IGENITY scores are the deciding factor on the bull we choose to use.” DeHaan adds that DNA profiling provides informa-

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Feature tion on economically important traits not covered by EPDs, filling some significant gaps in the selection process. “The measurement of tenderness has perplexed the beef industry for decades,” he says. “Through the comprehensive IGENITY profile, we can measure an important trait affordably, allowing producers to select and breed for that trait, to ultimately produce a more consistent beef product.” By incorporating DNA technology into the herd sire decision making process, alongside EPDs and performance data, Dr. DeHaan says producers can make more informed and confident purchasing decisions. “That additional knowledge filters down to better breeding, management and selection decisions that can improve the overall quality and profitability of an

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entire herd.” To get started, producers can order sample collection kits by contacting their IGENITY sales representative, call 1-877-443-6489 or visit www.igenity.com/ beef. Results will be returned to producers several weeks after samples are received. Sample collection can be done at any time or age; however, collecting samples when animals are already being processed may be the most convenient. Planning ahead will ensure the information will be available in time to make selection decisions and provide results at production sales. ®IGENITY is a registered trademark of Merial. ©2012 Merial Limited, Duluth, GA. All rights reserved.

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Feature

You Have Already Bought the Genetics,

d se nu U ox lb oo T e th in y La m he T t Le ’t Don

by: Dr. Mark Allan, Director of Marketing and Genomics, Trans Ova Genetics For centuries, cattlemen have known the valuable relationship between producing the next generation of progeny and profitability. The ability to identify and select key genetic traits has lasting and wide-spread effects. Visual selection for individuals that meet certain criteria for a desired trait or set of traits, for example, coat color and color pattern, has led to the development of many divergent breeds of cattle throughout the world. It is the genetics passed from generation to generation, coupled with environmental factors, that yields the variation we see in populations for traits of interest. These differences, between individual animals, are undoubtedly a result of genetics and the environment. But most of the time, it is a combination of both. It is for this very reason, that today’s cattlemen need to be in tune with the relationship between the two. If we look at the present-day genetic selection toolbox, one will not be surprised by what has been achieved over the last two decades of beef production. It also gives a hint into what will be achievable in the future. To harness and maximize profitability, it will take a combination of all the available tools. Today’s toolbox includes visual appraisal, trait data, Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs), indexes and genomics in its infancy. Cattlemen, for hundreds of years, have followed beef family relationships,

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individual performance and if available, progeny performance. It has allowed them to make selection decisions for the next generation. In the last century, cattlemen began to use the power of pedigrees. With measurable performance information, (mostly weight data and pedigree information) they could select young animals on something more than just visual appraisal. This has been helpful, however, one must remember that individual trait data for an animal is merely an indicator of potential genetic merit. It certainly

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Feature is not a guarantee of the true genetic merit of the individual. Environment can, and does, have a large impact on what is being expressed by the individual for any given trait. That is why an exceptional marbling ultrasound measurement on a young sire does not guarantee he will transmit high marbling genetics to his progeny. Progeny testing becomes the only true measure of a sire. It is the best way to confirm if the high ultrasound marbling measure is truly a result of genetic merit. The national cattle evaluation systems used to generate EPDs, developed in the mid 1980’s, finally allowed us to make a better estimate of the genetic merit for an animal. This system continues to pay dividends and the beef industry reaps the rewards. The national genetic evaluation is the best estimate of the potential genetic merit on an individual. It uses pedigree relationships and individual and progeny trait data, when available. One of the keys of the evaluation system is that it allows for the removal of most of the variation that comes from the environment. The greatest benefit to using EPDs is that they give an estimate of genetic merit. This allows us to compare animals related and unrelated from herds across the United States. Think of it as an apples to apples comparison… and not apples to oranges. Birth weight EPDs compared across herds on similar accuracy animals is an apples to apples comparison. Actual birth weights compared on animals born in North Dakota to birth weights on animals born in Florida is apples to oranges. Environment can have a huge impact.

National genetic evaluation success is driven by data, it is extremely important to record trait data and turn in contemporary groupings. The possible change in an animal’s EPD from the average of the parents is a function of the accuracy associated with the EPD. Possible change means: the amount an EPD may go up or down is based on the amount of information contributing to the EPD; the accuracy of the prediction. Animals with a low accuracy will have a greater range of possible change for the EPD than an animal with a high accuracy. Because of the possible change in the EPDs, making a selection decision between two young animals can be extremely difficult. Full-sibs will have very similar EPDs when young, and in the case of embryo transplant calves they will have parent averages. This makes it real hard to predict which calf in the flush will eventually rise to the top with the highest true genetic merit. A great example of this is two fullbrothers that had a big impact on the Angus breed in the 1990’s. TC Rancher and TC Stockman both have recorded thousands of progeny. If we turn the time clock back, these two full-brothers at birth, would have parent average EPDs of BW 4.4, WW 36, YW 63, Milk 19 and SC 19 with extremely low accuracy. Their present EPDs, with all accuracies .9 and higher for each trait, are found in Table 1. Just because animals are closely related does not mean they will produce similar results for desired traits. Genomics is something we have talked about for years. And while some may feel it is unfolding too slowly, or is too uncertain, we must keep in mind it is

Table 1.

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BW

YW

YW

TC Rancher

-.5

19

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Milk Scrotal .67 22

TC Stockman

8.4

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79

12

1.08

Parent Averages

4.4

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63

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Feature the new frontier. It holds the keys which will unlock the doors leading to tomorrow’s genetic advancements. You cannot rush it, and what we learn today sets the course for what we will know tomorrow. As it unfolds with each passing day, we learn even more about its potential and impact. It is exciting times for our industry.

How Will it Impact Your Genetic Selection Toolbox?

Genomics has been a topic of discussion at many major beef industry meetings for the last 10 years. The power in Genomic information is the ability to add accuracy in selection for young animals and animals that leave limited numbers of progeny over their lifetimes (example females will average 5-8 progeny in a lifetime). Presently, EPDs on young animals utilize parent average information and, when available, the individual measures of performance. Genomics added to the calculation is like adding progeny with performance trait data to that young animal’s genetic evaluation, long before the actual progeny ever existed. As in the example above, full-sibs can be very different in genetic merit. Having genomic enhanced EPDs would have increased the ability to make a more informed decision about these sire candidates when they were young. As animals accumulate larger numbers of progeny, the accuracy of the EPD increases, meaning a possible change in the EPD value-up or down - becomes less. For these animals, with large numbers of offspring, genomics will not have a significant impact on the EPD. These high accuracy animals are the important animals that need to be part of the Maine-Anjou Genotyping & Discovery Project. It is important to understand that the entire Maine-Anjou pedigree needs to be sampled. Any animal that has left moderate numbers of progeny that have participated in the genetic evaluation process are critical to the success of the genomic predictions in this project. Variation in EPDs is critical to the success; this means animals that have an undesirable EPD for birth weight with high accuracy contribute just as much important information as animals with desirable EPDs for birth weight in

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the development of Maine-Anjou genomics. It is critical that performance data being recorded on progeny of influential sires is submitted for the generation of EPDs. The continued improvement of genomics from the initial discovery will require the continued recording of trait data for genetic evaluation. Like the adoption of any technology, there is a learning curve, and like the early years of the genetic evaluation, there will be some bumps in the road. But the opportunity to accelerate genetic improvement, by coupling the power of genomic enhanced EPDs with advanced reproductive technologies such as AI, embryo transfer, in vitro fertilization and sexed semen, will create endless opportunities. This will most certainly lead to centuries more of cattlemen who succeed because of the valuable relationship between progeny and profitability.

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2012 National maine-anjou show

Sunday, Jan. 29 - Fort Worth, Texas Beautiful weather and great cattle set the table for this year’s National Maine-Anjou Show and Convention. Congratulations to all of the exhibitors at this year’s Forth Worth Stock Show! Judge Jack Ward, Missouri, had his hands full while evaluating a stacked set of Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer females, Maine-Anjou bulls and fullblood Maine-Anjou females and bulls! Grand Champion Maine-Anjou bull honors went to BNWZ Jose 703Y, a Feb. 10, 2011 son of HAA Target 506W, exhibited by Barry Nowatzke, Michigan City, Ind. Reserve Champion honors were taken by MLTN Cowboy Cool 141W, a May 6, 2009 son of JENSEN Just Chill 156, exhibited by Melton Family Farms, Mutual, Okla. Capturing top honors in this year’s MaineTainer show was BK Yat Cat 126, a May 2, 2011 daughter of Yellow Jacket, exhibited by Cole Moore, Madill, Okla. Reserve Champion honors went to CMCC Yadie 130, a May 15, 2010 daughter of BK Top Secret, exhibited by Lauren Snodgrass, Stratford, Okla. Grand Champion Maine-Anjou honors went to BK Xaria 022, an April 4, 2010 daughter of BK Unlimited Power 472, exhibited by Macie McCollum, Bellevue, Texas. Claiming Reserve Champion honors was BNWZ Calypso 28Y, a March 2, 2011 daughter of SLC Sooner 101M, exhibited by Brandon Olivier, Harper, Kan. Grand Champion fullblood female honors went to DSMA Xin Elegant, an April 29, 2010 daughter of Loustic, exhibited by Diamond S Maine-Anjou, Stanton, Texas. Reserve Champion honors went to MCCH Shirley Jean, a Feb. 3, 2011 daughter of MCCH Conqueror, exhibited by McCulloch Cattle Co., Maxwell, Texas. Grand Champion fullbllod bull went to DSMA Xenxo, an April 20, 2010 son of VMS Max 15N, exhibited by Diamond S Maine-Anjou, Stanton, Texas. Claiming reserve honors was JJN Quilliam 111Y, a May 29, 2011 son of DSMA Quigley, exhibited by 4J Family Partnership, Parker, Texas. Congratulations to all of the exhibitors at the 2012 National Show and Convention, job well done!

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Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Champion Junior Yearling BK Xaria 022 April 4, 2010 Sire: BK Unlimited Power 472 Dam: CMCC Miss Backdraft 489 Exhibited by: Macie McCollum, Bellevue, Texas

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 CMCC Yum 105 April 4, 2011 Sire: BK Unlimited Power Dam: BK Renegade 5010 Exhibited by: Addison Dupree, Clinton, Okla.

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Champion Senior Heifer Calf CMCC Xandadu 0006 Oct. 12, 2010 Sire: BKRI Trendsetter 501T Dam: BK Ranna 5030 Exhibited by: Tori Smith, Sunray, Texas

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Maine-Anjou Females Judge: Jack Ward, Missouri

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 BNWZ Calypso 28Y March 2, 2011 Sire: SLC Sooner 101M Dam: CLB Miss Whiskey 2T Exhibited by: Brandon Olivier, Harper, Kan.

Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 CMCC Yuppie 104 Jan. 20, 2011 Sire: BK Unlimited Power 472 Dam: BK Renegade 5010 Exhibited by: Trey Moore, Madill, Okla.

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 HAW Coco’s Taylor Swift Jan. 5, 2011 Sire: Cowan’s Ali 4M Dam: HAW Haileys Girl Exhibited by: Hailey Hawes, Crandall, Texas

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Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion Summer Yearling Female BK Xanthous 0004 BK Xactly 036 Oct. 3, 2010 May 2, 2010 Sire: BKRI Trendsetter 501T Sire: GEF Open Bar Dam: BK Playmate 413P Dam: BK Tyra 708 Exhibited by: Payton Sweeten, Gene Autry, Okla. Exhibited by: Lucas Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.

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Reserve Champion Summer Yearling JABR Miss Sooner 70X May 15, 2010 Sire: SLC Sooner 101M Dam: JABR Something About Mary Exhibited by: Jordan Odell, Byars, Okla.

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling BBBN Beauty 621X April 6, 2010 Sire: SLC Sooner 101M Dam: Boss Beauty 84M Exhibited by: Hannah Moore, Alton, Ill.

Junior Maine-Anjou Females Judge: Wes Stover, Oklahoma

Grand Champion Junior Maine-Anjou Female BK Xaria 022 April 4, 2010 Sire: BK Unlimited Power 472 Dam: CMCC Miss Backdraft 489 Exhibited by: Macie McCollum, Bellevue, Texas

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Reserve Grand Champion Junior Maine-Anjou Female BNWZ Alexis 901X Oct. 12, 2010 Sire: HAA Wisdom 505S Dam: HCCL Miss 901L Exhibited by: Wade Tanner, Breckenridge, Texas

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MaineTainer Females Judge: Jack Ward, Missouri

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female BK Yat Kat 126 May 2, 2011 Sire: Yellow Jacket Dam: GCC Irish Whiskey 001R Exhibited by: Cole Moore, Madill, Okla.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female CMCC Yadie 130 March 15, 2010 Sire: BK Top Secret Dam: BK Renegade 5010 Exhibited by: Lauren Snodgrass, Stratford, Okla.

Premier Exhibitor Diamond S Maine-Anjou, Stanton, Texas Cole Moore, Madill, Okla. Macie McCollom, Bellevue, Texas

Premier Breeder Buck Cattle Co., Madill, Okla.

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Fullblood Females & Bulls Judge: Jack Ward, Missouri

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Grand Champion Fullblood Female DSMA Xin Elegent April 29, 2010 Sire: Loustic Dam: DSMA True Cowgirl Exhibited by: Diamond S Maine-Anjou, Stanton, Texas

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Female MCCH Shirley Jean Feb. 3, 2011 Sire: MCCH Conqueror Dam: MCCH Precious Moments Exhibited by: McCulloch Cattle Co., Maxwell, Texas

Grand Champion Fullblood Bull DSMA Xenxo April 20, 2010 Sire: VMA Max 15N Dam: VMA Epinal Eyes Exhibited by: Diamond S Maine-Anjou, Stanton, Texas

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Bull JJN Quilliam 111Y May 28, 2011 Sire: DSMA Quigley Dam: Miss HWMC 217TDNS Exhibited by: 4J Family Partnership, Parker, Texas

Breeder’s Group Diamond S Maine-Anjou, Stanton, Texas

Get-of-Sire Diamond S Maine-Anjou, Stanton, Texas

Produce of Dam McCulloch Cattle Co., Maxwell, Texas

Best Four Head Diamond S Maine-Anjou, Stanton, Texas

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Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Champion Junior Bull Calf - Div. 2 BNWZ Jose 703Y Feb. 10, 2011 Sire: HAA Target 506W Dam: BNWZ Miss 703S Exhibited by: Barry Nowatzke, Michigan City, Ind.

Maine-Anjou Bulls Judge: Jack Ward, Missouri

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Champion Senior Bull MLTN Cowboy Cool 141W May 6, 2009 Sire: JENSEN Just Chill 156 Dam: MLTN Cortana R42 Exhibited by: Melton Family Farms, Mutual, Okla.

Champion Junior Bull Calf - Div. 1 CJDS Premium Factor June 10, 2011 Sire: DCC Premium Blend 47S Dam: CJDS Rockin Roll Girl Exhibited by: Cory Davis, Bellevue, Texas

Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf - Div. 1 DBRS Black Gold 504Y May 15, 2011 Sire: DBRS White Lightning 216U Dam: DBRS Nay Baby 504S Exhibited by: Davis Brothers Cattle Co., Waxahachie, Texas

Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf - Div. 2 TREVORS Jake March 3, 2011 Sire: CMAC Tyson ET Dam: BLAKES Miss Sierra Exhibited by: Trevor Vaughn, Windthorst, Texas

Champion Senior Bull Calf Jack Daniels 56X Dec. 18, 2010 Sire: BK Backdraft 96P Dam: FCC Ms Fancy Exhibited by: Calli Fritts, Joshua, Texas

Champion Junior Bull BPF Jaguar 5X Jan. 22, 2010 Sire: Cowan’s Ali 4M Dam: DCC Mercedes 701P Exhibited by: L.C. Robbins, Lavernia, Texas

Reserve Champion Junior Bull VJM Jasper 20X Jan. 20, 2010 Sire: SLC Sooner 101M Dam: BK Narley 339 Exhibited by: Vinoka Morris Farms, Petersburg, Texas

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Fort Worth Coverage AMAA Board of Directors’ Meeting

Board of Directors’ Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 - Fort Worth, Texas

2012 Board of Directors

Front row: Mark Beauprez, Byers, Colo., Mike Holden, Scranton, Iowa, Scott Bilslend, Grand Island, Neb., Brad Nelson, Denison, Iowa, Dennis Moore, Jerseyville, Ill., Rick Carlson, Plattsburg, Mo., Jim Hett, Roggen, Colo. Back row: Fred Nessler, Springfield, Ill., Cody Tebbenkamp, Columbia, Mo., Marty Van Vliet, Otley, Iowa, Troy Jones, Harrod, Ohio, Jirl Buck, Madill, Okla., Barry Nowatzke, Michigan City, Ind. Not pictured: Cory Thomsen, Mitchell, S.D., Josh Enlow, Sapulpla, Okla. Region 1

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At-Large

Rick Carlson 3702 S.W. 224th St. - Plattsburg, MO 64477 h: (816) 930-3098 - c: (816) 560-3533 rick014@centurytel.net

Scott Bilslend 608 Ravenwood Dr. - Grand Island, NE 68801 h: (308) 384-6257 - c: (308) 380-0265 bilslend@msn.com

Mark Beauprez 11780 Mimosa Rd. - Byers, CO 80103 h: (303) 822-9620 - c: (303) 378-0718 markbeauprez@hotmail.com

Cody Tebbenkamp 3705 Forum Blvd. Apt. 818 - Columbia, MO 65203 c: (918) 641-2671 C.Tebbenkamp@hotmail.com

Dennis Moore 30992 St. Hwy. 16 - Jerseyville, IL 62052 c: (618) 410-3325 moorepaint@brick.net

Brad Nelson 901 Hwy. 39 - Denison, IA 51442 h: (712) 263-3453 nbjcowpower@frontier.net

Troy Jones 9656 Clum Rd. - Harrod, OH 45850 h: (419) 648-5870 - c: (419) 230-8675 jonesshowcattle@watchtv.net

Cory Thomsen 40460 254th St. - Mitchell, SD 57301 h: (605) 996-2899 - c: (605) 730-2397 huskers@santel.net

Josh Enlow 19732 B S. 145th W. Ave. - Sapulpa, OK 74066 h: (918) 321-5196 - c: (918) 693-8620 Enlow66@aol.com

Fred Nessler 536 N. Bruns Lane, Ste. 1 Springfield, IL 62702 o: (217) 698-0202 - c: (217) 741-5500 fnessler@nesslerlaw.com

Marty Van Vliet 372 190th Ave. - Otley, IA 50214 h: (641) 628-9639 - c: (641) 780-0631 tvliet7@hotmail.com

Jim Hett P.O. Box 175 - Roggen, CO 80652 c: (303) 435-1271 Jimfhett@msn.com

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Jirl Buck R.R. 1 Box 344A - Madill, OK 73446 h: (580) 795-7271- c: (580) 795-4865 jirl@buckcattle.com

Mike Holden 559 240th St. - Scranton, IA 51462 h: (712) 652-3200 - c: (712) 830-8994 mholdfam@netins.net Barry Nowatzke 9335 W. 200 N. - Michigan City, IN 46360 h: (219) 872-6218 - c: (773) 255-4684 Nfarms50@yahoo.com

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Fort Worth Coverage AMAA Board of Directors’ Meeting

Board of Directors’ Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 - Fort Worth, Texas

Meeting called to order by President Bill Thorne at approximately 2:20 p.m. New and outgoing board members present; Bill Thorne, Marty Van Vliet, Mark Beauprez, Mike Holden, Jirl Buck, Troy Jones, Brad Nelson, Rick Carlson, Scott Bilslend, Barry Nowatzke, Fred Nessler, Jim Hett, Dennis Moore, Cody Tebbenkamp Board members absent; Cory Thomsen, Josh Enlow American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) office staff present; John Boddicker, David Steen New Board members introduced; Cody Tebbenkamp, Dennis Moore, Jim Hett Motion made and seconded to accept minutes of June 2011 AMAA Board of Directors meeting as presented in Voice magazine. Motion carried. Motion made by acclamation and seconded to elect the following Executive Committee; ○ Marty Van Vliet - President ○ Jirl Buck - 1st Vice-President ○ Mike Holden - 2nd Vice-President ○ Rick Carlson - Secretary/Treasurer ○ Fred Nessler - Director At-Large Motion carried Outgoing President Thorne was thanked for his years of service and leadership afforded to the AMAA. Committee Reports Breed Improvement Lengthy discussion was held regarding the current status of AMAA Genotyping project. With the current guidelines of $85 per sample charge to submitter, the samples being submitted were not coming in as timely as hoped. Motion made and seconded to fund the project with borrowed money from AMAA savings fund and repaid via a small increase in designated AMAA fees. Executive VicePresident, Rick Carlson and Breed Improvement committee are to present repayment plan via conference call to AMAA Board of Directors prior to March 1, 2012. Motion carried. The paperless registration survey that was sent out this summer was reviewed. With the limited number of responses, plus the ones that did respond, there was a number of responders that were not interested. The

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issue will be set aside for the time being. Foundation Motion was made and seconded to accept the guidelines presented for the “Reaching Beyond” Maine-Anjou foundation. Motion carried. Discussion was held regarding two major projects with the intent to raise money for the foundation: ○ Instant Heifer Project ○ Influential Sire Portrait Final plans for the two projects are to be presented to the AMAA board at the scheduled June 2012 summer meetings. Long Range Discussion was centered around the coming end to the AMAA 2007-2012 Maine-Anjou strategic plan and setting plans in place for 2013 and beyond. Motion was made and seconded to have Long Range committee present implementation plans to begin in 2013 at the June 2012 summer meeting. Motion carried. Magazine Discussion was held and update provided on the 2011 Voice income statement along with presentation of 2012 Voice budget. Revenues are lower due to more internet usage by breeders, a trend that will likely continue. Motion made to accept the 2012 budget as presented. Motion carried. Promotion While no motions were brought before the board, discussion was held concerning the planned 2012 AMAA steer feeding trial. A goal of 250 head was set, encouraging AMAA members to contact Dave Steen, AMAA Commercial Development Director for fall delivery plans. The feeding trial is designed to receive important feeding and carcass information back as it relates to the different genetic lines represented. The trial will be held in conjunction with the Tri County Steer/Heifer Futurity in Lewis, IA.

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Fort Worth Coverage AMAA Board of Directors’ Meeting

Board of Directors’ Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 - Fort Worth, Texas

Sale Review of the 2012 Bright Lights Sale was held with discussion centering on suggested changes for the 2013 event. Motion was made and seconded to change the current weight per day of age (WDA) and scrotal measurement guidelines to the following minimums; WDA at 2.5 lb., scrotal minimum of 28 c.m. on bulls under a year of age and 30 c.m. minimum on those over one year of age. Motion carried. An association sponsored sale in conjunction with 2012 American Royal will not be held. Show Judges for the 2012/2013 show season were selected. Depending on acceptance of assignment the following persons will be contacted: ○ Denver National Open Show - Mark McCully, Ohio ○ American Royal - Chris Sankey, Kansas ○ North American - Jim Linthicum, Oklahoma ○ Fort Worth - Shane Bedwell, Colorado ○ Denver National Junior Show - Lance Sennet, Indiana ○ National Western Pen Show - Kyle Rosenboom, Minnesota; Ryan Rathman, Texas; Shawn Varner, Missouri ○ Pen Show Alternates - Jim Horsley, Illinois; Lydell Meier, Tennessee ○ Open Show Alternates - Cody Sankey, Michigan; Andy Rash, Illinois; Brandon Callis, Texas; Doug Worthington, California Show committee assigned Jirl Buck, Troy Jones, and Barry Nowatzke to develop and implement any changes to the six man judging system as well as develop list of possible judges for the 2012 event. Discussion was held with regard to reinstituting show vest wearing at major AMAA sponsored shows. No motions were made, but new style vests will be available beginning with the 2012 American Royal providing the exhibitors ability to purchase and wear vests at national events. Discussion was held regarding the present National show schedule and how it relates to National Convention rotation. No motions were made.

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Youth Reported the following changes to showing schedule at 2012 National Junior Show: ○ A Fullblood division will be added. ○ There will be separate Bred & Owned classes for Maine-Anjou and MaineTainers females. ○ MaineTainer bull division will be added. Judge selections for 2012 event; ○ Maine-Anjou Females and MaineTainer Bred & Owned - Alan Miller, Illinois ○ MaineTainer Females and Maine-Anjou Bred & Owned - Clay Elliott, Oklahoma ○ Steers, Bulls & FullBloods - Tyler Cates, Indiana Finance In depth discussion was held regarding both 2011 year end financials and proposed 2012 budget. Motion made and seconded to accept the 2011 year end financials as presented. Motion carried. Motion made and seconded to accept 2012 budget as presented. Motion carried. Motion made to go into closed session at 3:10 p.m. Board meeting reconvened at 3:40 p.m. With no other new or old business to be brought before the board, motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 3:42 p.m.

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Fort Worth Coverage AMAA Board of Directors’ Meeting

Annual Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 - Fort Worth, Texas

AMAA President Bill Thorne called the meeting to order at 11 a.m. Rick Carlson presented the secretaries report. Motion made and seconded to accept. Motion carried. Mr. Carlson proceeded in giving the financial report of the association. Motion made and seconded to accept financial report as presented. Motion carried.

Recognition of Retiring AMAA Board members ○ Bill Thorne, Texas ○ John Dickerson, Indiana

Executive Vice President, John Boddicker, introduced the AMAA Board of Directors along with AMAA staff present; Lindsey Broek, Editor/Director of Communication and David Steen, Commercial Development Director, followed by an association update: ○ Registrations up 6.5% ○ Sale averages are up and demand is good ○ Need to change a paradigm with regard to 2013 new long range plan. ○ Rebirth of AMAA Foundation, “Reaching Beyond” with focus on scholarships, leadership and research. ○ AMAA Genotyping project update, most notably, AMAA will pay up to the needed 1,000 tests needed for 50K research.

Heritage Road, AMAA Hall of Fame Inductee Presentations. Three distinguished Maine-Anjou breeding operations were honored as the first inductees into the AMAA Hall of Fame, to be known as Heritage Road. Honored operations were: ○ Sonderegger Cattle Co. - David and Mary Marold, Victor Carter ○ Packard Cattle Co. - Guthrie and Peter Packard ○ G&F Cattle Co. - David Gilger and Calvin Fryar Portraits of each operation will hang in a place of honor at AMAA headquarters. With no further new or old business to be brought before the annual meeting a motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.

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National Breeder of Year Award ○ Bushy Park Farms, Mitchell, SD Maine Man of Year Award ○ Everett Forkner, Truline Maines, Richards, Mo.

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Fort Worth Coverage AMAA Board of Directors’ Meeting

Board of Directors’ Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 - Fort Worth, Texas

After a major turnover of board members in 2010, we only have two gentlemen that will be leaving the ranks of the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) Board of Directors.

Retiring Board Member: Bill Thorne, Dalhart, Texas

Retiring Board Member: John Dickerson, Martinsville, Ind. At the end of 2012 we will bring to a close the AMAA five year strategic plan. The committe that has been most responsible for the implementation and oversight of the plan has been the Long Range Committee. John Dickerson has been the chairman of the Long Range committee for most of his tenure on the board. At the outset of the plan, we all knew it was very aggressive. Many of us know that you never know the obstacles the world of agriculture will throw at you. Through it all John has provided a steady hand at guiding that committee, setting goals and objectives for the association that have helped get us to where we are today. On behalf of the association and his peers on the board we would like to thank John for his time and dedication to the Maine-Anjou breed.

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Mr. Bill Thorne, is not only retiring from the board, but as President of the board. It is obvious that each person that reaches the level of the presidency has gained the respect of a board of his peers. During different times in the history of the breed the presidency does take on different “personalities,” which guides the association through whatever issues become the “hot button” during ones tenure. Bill has led with dignity, Bill has led with honesty, Bill has led with objectivity, having the openness of mind to listen to all concerned parties before stating his own opinion. The association is a better association because of Bill’s leadership. On behalf of the American Maine-Anjou Association, we thank you.

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Board of Directors’ Meeting

Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012 - Fort Worth, Texas

on one more outside responsibility! Several years ago, I asked if there was one facet of the breed he would like to see happen in order to improve. His response was the formation of a Genetic Advisory Group, made up of producers, researchers and academia. While we haven’t accomplished that, I do write it down each month on our items to get accomplished. Someday it will become a reality. It is with great pleasure the AMAA awards Everett Forkner as the Maine Man of the Year.

Maine Man of the Year Everett Forkner, Richards, Mo. Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run faster that the fastest lion, or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows it must outrun the slowest gazelle, or it will starve to death. It doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle, when the sun comes up, you better be running. These words are displayed in the office of this year’s Maine Man of the Year recipient and truly do exemplify the way Everett Forkner has gone about his life. A true family man, at the the helm of a family operation known as Forkner Farms, Inc., and Truline Genetics which involves a swine operation that markets both domestically and internationally and a Maine-Anjou breeding program known as Truline Maines that has built a foundation on numbers derived from strong cow families. If you have followed Trulines ad campaign in the Voice, you are well aware of the importance pedigree documentation by way of EPDs! To quote Everett in a past article: “Every 10 years or so, we have had to make a paradigm shift to remain successful. Innovation is a regular part of our business plan. Opportunity can be found in every challenge; change should be evaluated and embraced, rather than feared - and there is always room to keep learning.” Although asked to be on the board many times, each time Everett politely responds he just doesn’t have the time to devote, or his wife would kill him if he took

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National Breeder of the Year: Bushy Park Farm, Highland, Md. This year’s award goes to an operation that is very high profile in terms of marketing its product, which to the benefit of us all keeps the “Maine-Anjou” brand name out in front of the beef industry. Over time, change is inevitable regardless of the business. Bushy Park continually adapts to the changing industry and methods of marketing holding sales on an annual basis using various mediums. Breeding championship quality cattle that continue to work for the industry long after the halter is removed is guided by its owner, Mr. Steve Robinson and its manager, Mr. Cory Thomsen. Bushy Park Farm is a consistent member of the top 10 percent of our association in registrations and transfers. Also with that much needed business contribution to the association, Bushy Park is a leader in the support of our junior organization and is represented in a leadership capacity with Cory’s presence as a member of the AMAA Board of Directors. With great pleasure, the AMAA awards Bushy Park Farm.

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Reaching Beyond...

Foundation Goals

The foundation is a part of the American MaineAnjou Association (AMAA), a non-profit organization, to fund and support programs for youth, education and research. Funded youth, education and research programs will be directly influenced by the needs of the Maine-Anjou breed and beef industry. Through awarded scholarships, programs instituted by the American Junior Maine-Anjou Association (AJMAA), involvement with the AJMAA Board of Directors and participation in the National Junior Heifer Show, AMAA youth will be provided with opportunities for personal growth and leadership within the Maine-Anjou breed and beef industry. Vitally important to the continued growth of the Maine-Anjou breed is the continued education of our breeders, experienced and inexperienced alike. With the help of the foundation we will be able to meet the goal of holding more “town hall meetings,” seminars and short courses to keep Maine-Anjou breeders knowledgeable of current Maine-Anjou programs and benefits with the purpose to enhance profit for all Maine-Anjou breeders. Lastly, the Maine-Anjou foundation will benefit research activities designed to advance the MaineAnjou breed within the beef industry. A wide range of research projects, focusing on those issues that enhance the Maine-Anjou breed, reaching possible solutions critical to advancement and profitability will be utilized to the fullest.

Foundation Purpose

The encouragement of personal and financial resources from all interested parties in particular, Maine-Anjou breeders, to help fund the benefits of youth, education and research of the Maine-Anjou breed.

Foundation Goals

Two primary goals will be the focus of the “Reaching Beyond Campaign.” First, the AMAA will be diligent in its efforts to bring understanding to all potential donors, that by their charity to the foundation an everlasting and positive impact will be made on the youth, education and research programs of the MaineAnjou foundation. Secondly, the AMAA will be setting a goal of $1,000,000 to be part of the foundation by the end of 2017.

Administration of Foundation

In the early stages of the foundation, AMAA staff, headed by its Executive Vice-President and the designated Reaching Beyond foundation committee will oversee the business of the foundation. As the foundation grows and the first financial funding goal is met, a more structured business model will be implemented to assure confidence and trust in the principles and daily operation of the foundation.

The 2012 National Show and Convention had many highpoints, one in particular would be honoring the first inductees into the AMAA Hall of Fame. The intent of the Hall of Fame is to honor and preserve the heritage of breeders that have been such an intregal part of the Maine-Anjou legacy. In this year’s ceremony the three distiguished operations honored were: Sonderegger Cattle Co., Victor Carter, David and Mary Marold; Packard Cattle Co., Guthrie and Peter Packard and G&F Cattle Co., David Gilger and Calvin Fryar.

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Sonderegger Cattle Co. A perfect place to raise their family, the Sonderegger was a scenic 600 acre ranch located in southeast Texas and named after the Sonderegger pine. The Sonderegger was hand cleared by David and his father-in-law, Victor Carter. Together they constructed all the fences, barns, sheds and working facilities that Mary designed after extensive study. As history will show, all three individuals brought a unique set of skills to the Sonderegger. Once the decision was made that the Sonderegger would be a cattle ranch the next important question would be what breed would roam the pastures. That is where the childhood friendship of David Marold and Guthrie Packard came into play. After visiting the Packard operation, which ran Limousin, Simmental, and Maine-Anjou, they were most impressed with the Maine-Anjou breed. From there they traveled to west Texas to meet up with David and Calvin, owners of G&F Cattle Co. From these two very important herd visits the Sonderegger breeding operation was born. From that humble beginning the name Sonderegger would become a familiar name associated with top name Maine-Anjou cattle for years to come. Sonderegger Cattle Co., was part of Goliath Cattle Co., that was formed in 1973.

Packard Cattle Co. 1967 was the year that Guthrie Packard and his brother, Peter, launched Packard Cattle Co. The spring of 1970 marks the time when Packard’s involvement with the Maine-Anjou breed. Elbert and Limon, Colo., were the homes of the sprawling 20,000 acre operation that, at times, housed Shorthorn, Limousin, Simmental and Maine-Anjou cattle. As mentioned before, the partnership known as Goliath Cattle Co., was formed with the purpose of importing fullblood Maine-Anjou from France. Don Cagwin, of Cagwin Cattle Services, assisted in selecting 13 fullbloods, which arrived in the U.S. in April of 1974. This importation involved two bulls and the first Maine-Anjou females to enter the country. One of these females sold at the first World Maine-Anjou Conference in Kansas City, Mo., to Cattle Genetics Enterprises for $75,000. Later Goliath Cattle Co., New Breed Industries and Dr. D.R. Kriby teamed up to, at that time, set a North American record by purchasing PTR Epic 83E, the first fullblood Maine-Anjou sire to sell in the U.S. for $102,000. The Packard brothers belief in the Maine-Anjou breed helped set a brighter future for many of us that are here today.

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G& F Cattle Co. The partnership between David Gilger and his wife, Barbara, along with Calvin Fryar and his wife, Marybell, was known as G&F Cattle Co., began in 1963. The Maine-Anjou portion of the partnership stemmed from a 1971 summer trip in Canada where they attended a tour and field day at Palmer Ranches, Hills Spring, Alta. There they saw a bull by the name of Caqui. They were hooked. They bought an interest in the bull and began breeding Maine-Anjou cattle in the fall of 1971. At one time the ranch operation spanned San Saba, McCulloch, Mills and Brown counties in Texas, along with one ranch in South Dakota. As avid promoters of the Maine-Anjou breed, many production sales were held. Its worth noting their very first sale had 88 lots that averaged $5,295, an average that has stood the test of time very, very well. They’re “salt of the earth” people who any breed would be proud to have as members.

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2012 Southwestern Regional Junior Show Held in conjunction with the Oklahoma Junior Beef Expo April 20 – 22, 2012, Stillwater, Okla.

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Index/Dateline Index of Advertisers Blind Badger Ranch .............76 Beauprez Land & Cattle .......63 Bessler, James .......................64 Bonham, Steve......................64 Bovance ................................65 Buck Cattle Co. ...................... 3 Bushy Park Farm ............... BC Cattle Visions ........................71 Conover Auction Services ......64 Continental Livestock Services .................................65 County Line Ranches............64 DeJong Ranch .................64,74 Destiny Livestock .................63 Denison Acres .......................63 DeRouchey, Fred ..................64 DJ's Cattle Co. .....................63 Ebersole Cattle Co.................63 EDJE Technologies ..............46 Graham, Gary.......................64 Green Valley Cattle Co. ...... IFC Greer Farms ..........................64 K&A Farm............................63 Kreis, Ron.............................64 Lautner, Phil.........................70 Loder Cattle Co. ....................63

Mid-Continent Farms........... ..1 Minnesota Maine-Anjou........12 Nagel Cattle Co ................11,64 Nowatzke Cattle ................IBC NuHaven Cattle Co. ..............64 O’Hara Land & Cattle ..........63 Okie Blue Sky Farms........... .63 Redgate Cattle Co. ................63 Schwab Farms ......................69 Secondino, Jami ....................65 SEK ......................................75 Sheridan, Bill ........................65 Showbox ...............................42 Stenberg, Robert...................12 Stonebarn Farms ..................67 Sullivan Supply.....................65 TransOva ..............................68 Truline Maines ...................9,63 Wendt, Kevin ........................65 Wilkinridge Stock Farm ........41 Wilson Stock Farm ...............64

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DeJong Ranch 44th Annual Bull Sale, Kennebec, S.D. Green Valley’s 22nd Big Picture Sire Sale Nagel Cattle Co., 18th Annual Performance Maine-Anjou Bull Sale, Springfield, S.D. Ohio Maine-Anjou Association Sale, held in conjunction with the Ohio Beef Expo, Columbus, Ohio The Wilson Families ‘The Maine Bull Sale 2012’, Stratford, Alta. Jones/Stewart Top Cut Angus Sale, Benkleman, Neb. Buck Cattle Co., XVI Spring Edition Sale, Madill, Okla. Bushy Park Farm Girls of Summer Sale, Marietta, Okla.

April 1 Deadline: May/June/July Herd Reference Voice 13 11th Annual Tried and True Bull Sale, Ridgeville, Manitoba. 20-22 Southwestern Regional Junior Maine-Anjou show, held in conjunction with the Oklahoma Beef Expo, Stillwater, Okla.

May 1

Deadline: National Junior Maine-Anjou Show Entry, Lima, Ohio 15 Late Entry Deadline: National Junior Maine-Anjou Show, Lima, Ohio 26 James Flach Memorial Day Show (All breeds), Lincoln, Ill.

June 16-22 National Junior Heifer Show, Lima, Ohio 16-22 Summer board meetings, committee and board meetings, held in conjunction with the National Junior Heifer Show, Lima, Ohio

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DLDJ

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Described by several cattlemen as being the softest middled, easiest moving, soundest bull they have seen in a while.

DLDJ Suhdan Reg. 5/8 Maine :: Reg. ChiMaine :: Polled :: BW: 90 :: WW: 750 :: PHA/TH FREE DOB: Feb. 19, 2011 :: Sire: GVC Suh :: MGS: DLDJ Analyze This “Suhdan” offers fresh outcross genetics that can be used on any type, kind or breed. He is the most genetically complete and massive son of “Suh” yet and his “Analyze This” dam adds phenomenal consistency, style and loads of maternal.

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3/4 Maine-Anjou - Reg. # 386737 DOB: 3.23.2008 Sire: Cowan’s Ali Dam: DCC Mercedes 701P BW: 80 lbs. TH & PHA Free

PB Maine-Anjou - Reg. # 390328 DOB: 3.16.2008 Sire: SLC Sooner 101M Dam: GVC Samantha 591R BW: 88 lbs. TH & PHA Free

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3/4 Maine-Anjou - Reg. # 391151 DOB: 2.10.2008 Sire: SLC Sooner 101M Dam: GCC Miss Sharpie 5652 BW: 95 lbs. TH & PHA Free

PB Maine-Anjou - Reg. # 350469 DOB: 4.3.2005 Sire: CMAC Hard Core Dam: MVH Miss Pinnacle 4J BW: 89 lbs. TH & PHA Free

PB Maine-Anjou - Reg. # 364619 DOB: 3.24.2006 Sire: SLC Sooner 101M Dam: FJH Countess 400K BW: 85 lbs. TH & PHA Free

PB Maine-Anjou - Reg. # 367181 DOB: 3.20.2006 Sire: GVC Noble Man 11N Dam: GVC Sarah Jane 402P BW: 78 lbs. TH & PHA Free

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3/4 Maine-Anjou - Reg. # 414998 DOB: 3.21.2009 Sire: Ali Dam: GEF Naughty Business BW: 75 lbs. TH & PHA Free

PB Maine-Anjou - Reg. # 307184 DOB: 3.22.2002 Sire: NBH Polled Energizer Dam: FJH Countess 115H BW: 72 lbs. TH & PHA Free

1/2 Maine-Anjou - Reg. # 402803 DOB: 3.3.2009 Sire: Ali Dam: Heat Wave/Who Made Who BW: 80 lbs. TH & PHA Free

1/2 Maine-Anjou - Reg. # 415419 DOB: 3.20.2010 Sire: Monopoly Dam: LFCC Lady K 727T BW: 84 lbs. THC & PHAF

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Bushy Park Farm Steve Robinson, Owner

40281 260th Street • Mitchell, SD 57301 Fax: 605-996-0721 • Toll Free: 888-502-7322 Cory Thomsen, General Manager, 605-730-2397 Stephanie Steck, Marketing, 402-680-1254 On-line at: www.bpfcc.com Visitors always welcome! Saturday, March 24th at 4:30 P.M. cSt • Bruce BrookS Sale Facility, Marrietta, oklahoMa

40 of our Best May - November Born Show heifer Prospects • 1 Stout Promotional Bull offered Many Breeds represented: Maine, Mainetainer, chianina, angus, Simmental, Simangus & commercial.

sire. Jimmy The Greek - dam. Double Vision June - Chianina

sire. Monopoly - dam. Doctor Who May - MaineTainer

sire. Hard Drive - dam. S594 Meyer September - MaineTainer

sire. Monopoly - dam. 055M September - Chianina

sire. Milk Man - dam. Hurricane/Angus August - Chianina

sire. Indian Outlaw - dam. N. Improvement August - Chianina

sire. Milk Man - dam. Slow Burn September - Chianina

sire. Yellow Jacket - dam. Double Vision October - MaineTainer

sire. Boomer - dam. S38 Meyer November - 3/4 Maine

sire. Boomer - dam. Eva 33S September - PB Maine

sire. Monopoly - dam. 055M September - Chianina

sire. Cyrus - dam. 857 September - Hereford

BRuCE BROOkS SAlE FACIlITY, MARRIETTA, OklAHOMA


The Maine Anjou Voice  

March/April 2012

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