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Maine-Anjou “The Performance Breed”


December 11 - On the ranch Selling 110 Green Valley Females www.greenvalleycattle.com

GVC Suh 01W

Thanks to Sugar Creek Cattle Company, PA

Congratuations Jerry Gerber, Canada and Allison Reed, Ohio! GVC Passionette 062W by GVC Special Delivery 2010 Ohio State Fair Junior Fair Res. Grand Champion Female Thanks to Postin Bros, IL

Thanks to Diamond M Cattle Company, KS

DENNIS GARWOOD FAMILY 46974 866 Road • Atkinson, NE 68713 (402) 925-2970 - (402) 340-4788 Marketing Agent: Craig Reiter, (419) 862-0117 www.greenvalleycattle.com

Ask Us About Sexed Heifer Semen from GVC Special Delivery! Limited Supply!

WANTED:

Thanks to Garman Bros, IA

Registered and Commercial Females sired by Green Valley Bulls. Contact us for details.


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OCTOBER • VOLUME 21 / NUMBER 1 The official publication of the American Maine-Anjou Association.

Cover Maine-Anjou “The Performance Breed”

Maine-Anjou, "The Performance Breed". A breed excelling in performance, feed efficiency, disposition and superb carcass traits, Maine-Anjou has it all. Cover design by Lindsey Broek

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AMAA Board Profiles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 AMAA Board of Directors Candidate Profiles Carcass Data for the 40 Head Cow Herd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22

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From Conception to Consumption, Maine-Anjou Beef is the Answer. . . . . . . . . . . 42

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October 2010


The "Special Reserve" Sale Nov. 4 & 5 Many time Champion MaineTainer heifer for Charlie Wilson raised by us! Champion Junior Yearling 2010 Fort Worth Stock Show raised by us!

THE SPECIAL RESERVE

Champion division heifer at National Junior Heifer show and Champion at Missouri State Fair!

Please join us to view "The Special Reserve" offering during the two weeks of the American Royal. We will have a select group of Chi’s, Maine-Anjou, MaineTainer, Hereford and Shorthorn plus to offer. The sale catalog will be available on carlsonmaineanjou.com, gravescattlecompany.com and BreedersWorld.com Oct. 10. Cattle will be available for viewing at the farm 35 minutes north of the American Royal, beginning Oct. 17, with the internet auction scheduled for Nov. 4 & 5. Directions to the farm will be available in the catalog and on our Web site.

These Calves Sell!

Jakes Proud Jazz x Lucky Charm

Wisdom x 117K Alliance Out of Our 283 donor dam

X Bar S Land & Cattle Hughes Land & Cattle Jack Sherry Holdenville, OK

Ken & Barbra Suess ● Suess Cattle Co. 12246 C.R. 1560 ● Ada, OK 74820 ● h: 580.436.3056 ● c: 580.421.7410 suesscattle@yahoo.com

Smart Money x Money Man Out of our 402 donor dam Preston, Samantha and Beau Ann Graves 1795 Liv 228 ● Chillicothe, MO H: (660) 646-1242 ● C: (660) 973-2879 Samantha.Graves@transova.com www.gravescattleco.com 3702 S.W. 224th • Plattsburg, MO 64477 • (816) 930-3098


Troy: 419-230-8675 Randy: 419-230-8734 Nick: 937-538-7126 Sale Managed by

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Maternal Sibs SELL!

Bob: 309-337-1404 Nick: 309-337-6404

Reserve Champion Heifer 2010 AGR Preview Show Many-time Grand or Reserve Full Sibs SELL!

Troy Jones & Randy Jones PO Box 127 • Harrod, OH 45850 419-648-9196 (home) 419-648-9967 (office) 419-230-8675 (cell) jonesshowcattle@watchtv.net

www.jonesshowcattle.com

Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer 2009 Ohio State Fair Many-time Grand or Reserve


Full Sibs SELL!

Maternal Sibs SELL!

Reserve Division Simmental Sweepstakes and Champion Percentage Simmental Ohio BEST Program

Maternal Sibs SELL!

Supreme Champion 2010 Ohio State Fair Open and Junior Show and Many-Time Champion

Reserve Champion MaineTainer 2009 N.A.I.L.E., 2010 NWSS and Reserve Supreme 2010 Ohio State Fair

Maternal & Full Sibs SELL!

4th Overall Percentage Female 2010 Simmental Junior Nationals and Many-Time Champion

Grand Champion Purebred Female 2010 Simmental Junior Nationals and Many-Time Champion

Reserve Champion Mainetainer 2010 Ohio Best Program Maternal & Full Sibs SELL!

Optimus Prime

$80,000-valued sire owned with Trennepohl and Harwood. Full sibs sell in the High Standards Sale.

Grand Champion Simm-Angus 2009 N.A.I.L.E. and Grand Champion Percentage Simmental NWSS Open Show


Headquarters American Maine-Anjou Association • maine@kc.rr.com • www.maine-anjou.org

All Growth Depends On Activity... by John Boddicker, executive vice president During one of my summer road trips, I saw a sign on a church marquee that caught my eye. It read: “All Growth Depends on Activity”. How true that statement is, regardless of the scenario. Over the years we have all experienced many changes that have taken place. Those changes are wide in variety and range from extreme weather conditions, change in type and kind the buying public wants, shift in the density of MaineAnjou registrations from state to state, the number and location of Maine-Anjou production sales to a shift in state association activities. The list goes on and on. A program that the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) instituted over a year ago is the “Town Hall” meeting. I strongly encourage breeders and state organizations to take advantage of this concept. The commercially driven presentation by Dave Steen is very informative and filled with substantiated data that gives credence to the fact MaineAnjou genetics do work in the commercial setting. When hosting these events, breeders need to make sure they have the product (breeding program) to fulfill new customer needs. Since it is no secret that cow numbers have decreased dramatically, it should come as no surprise to seedstock producers the competition for the bull market in any particular region can, and is, very competitive. The association does from time to time receive calls from breeders saying “I have bulls for sale and no one is coming to look?” One of the first questions I ask

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is “Who is aware you have them for sale? How have you tried to market them? Are they in sale condition? What info can you provide for prospective buyers?” In most cases, the answer is “No, we have not advertised at all, we have not ultrasounded or done any tests and no, they are not registered”. The competition is doing all those things, so.... Whether from a national or state association standpoint we all need to rethink how we encourage activity. Somehow the ever increasing time demand on daily lives, coupled with the age of instant communication, has drastically curtailed the bodily attendance of a membership group at virtually all types of functions. From a national perspective, the annual membership meeting is always lightly attended and we have cut back on when and where we feel we can host a membership banquet. Without a doubt, the popularity of a breed as it relates to junior exhibitors has a huge effect on activity within that breed. The more individual breeders and state associations can promote and support junior activities, the greater chance for total breed interest. Marketing growth increases immensely with this support. The more adult business that can be conducted at times when juniors and their parents are present certainly has the possibility of increased attendance. If you need a list of AMAA members in your state or region and would like to access that list please give us a call. For breeders that will be marketing females to juniors this

fall with the intent to have the heifer shown at the 2011 National Junior Show, please be reminded that you, as the breeder, can nominate the heifer to participate in the 2011 She’s A Lady Futurity. This is an excellent opportunity for your breeding program to be promoted at these two highly prestigious events. Breeder paid nominations need to be in the AMAA office with a postmark date no later than Oct. 1, 2010. Over $56,000 worth of premiums have been paid in the first two years of She’s A Lady events. Get on board and make this third show one for the books! A general destination of breed associations and individual breeding programs is that of opportunity, growth, acceptance and longevity. While the journeys to that destination can be much different, the need for “joint activity” is needed. Both entities need to feed off on one another in order to meet all four of the above mentioned destinations. While the vehicles by which we move forward are the cattle that are raised, registered and marketed, we can not ever forget that this is a people business. Not sure who to give credit to on the following quote but I believe it sums up how important the people in our lives are and the impact they carry. “We are often caught up in our destination that we forget the journey, especially the goodness of the people we meet on the way! Appreciation is a wonderful feeling, don’t overlook it.”

October 2010


BW: 2.1 WW: 41.2 YW: 75.0 M: 16.5 MG: 37.1

TLM Basic 962W

AMAA Reg. #400479 Sire: GVC Statesman Dam: LATH Ice Lady

Purebred Maine-Anjou

● Purebred - Solid Black ● Calved: 3/11/2009 ● Birth Weight: 92 lb. ● Adj. Weaning Weight: 814 lb. ● Adj. Yearling Weight: 1,384 lb. ● Scrotal: 40 c.m. ● Frame: 6.1 ● GeneSTAR Tested ● TH/PHA Free ● REA: 15.0 in. ● Fat: 0.5 in. ● IMF: 3.70 h

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“creating success” Owners:

Ron & Amy Kahl

Reeds, MO 64859 (417) 246-5329 ● Ron’s Cell (417) 850-0705

Everett - Mike - Steve Forkner 9282 E. Indian Line Rd. • Richards, MO 64778 (417) 484-3306 or (877) 489-0570 eforktlg@inetvisions.net www.trulinemaines.com

Semen available through owners and major distributors! True Performance... TRULINE MAINES


Commercial Connection American Maine-Anjou Association • steen@metc.net • www.maine-anjou.org

Beef Outlook... by Dave Steen, commercial developmental director

In August, I had the opportunity to attend the 6th Annual Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course in College Station, Texas. It was an enjoyable couple of days as cattlemen and women stopped to visit our booth and comment on the Maine-Anjou breed and the cattle business in general. According to the sessions, everything at this time seems to be headed in the right direction for the cow/calf segment and feedlots are finally beginning to show consistent upsides to their profits. In the session of “Meat Industry Situation and Outlook”, Randy Blach, CEO of Cattle Fax, was very optimistic about the next five years in the cattle business. He indicated that total cattle inventory is the smallest since 1959. We have lost approximately 77% of our cow numbers since 1959, but beef production has doubled because the weaning weights of today’s calves are 200 lb. heavier than they were in the early 1980’s. There were over 39 million cows in 1982 and around 31 million today. Blach went on to say that global numbers and production have been on the decline, but global demand is rebounding. Regarding trade, the United States is the second largest global beef exporter in the world. With expanded access to China, there would be a tremendous boost to the American economy. He also predicted that the American population will grow by 10 million

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people in the next 10 years resulting in higher demand and increased meat prices. Blach compared the current prices of calves weighing 550-575 lb. selling this summer on the June video sales to the 2009 sales. The calves this year are averaging $18/100 more! That’s an extra $100 bill per calf! In summary, Cattle-Fax predicts the following: ● There looks to be several years of profitability for the cow/calf producers and higher prices for all classes of cattle. ● Production costs are expected to remain in check. ● Demand growth will be slow, but they believe the worst is behind us. ● More access to global markets will be supportive. ● More government involvement will likely limit marketing options and reduce efficiency. ● Cow/calf producers should evaluate expanding. These predictions are the basis to create excitement among cattlemen by having a future outlook that is positive. Timing is everything, the opportunity to promote and sell the values of crossbreeding to capture breed complementarity and heterosis is upon us. We have compiled documented results from National Video and Auction Sales, Carcass Merit Project, the National Sire Evaluation, National Feeding Trials, National Bull Tests and from carcass results from many

highly regarded feedlots in the United States. This data confirms the strengths and attributes of the Maine-Anjou breed. If I can assist you in compiling test data to share with your customers, please give me a call. The Maine-Anjou breed is a unique breed in that it can create value at every juncture of the beef business. It is up to all of us to tie all of these traits together and create value in a product that has showring potential, maternal values and sire strength. This can provide producers with the most dramatic genetic combination for growth, muscle, marbling qualities, efficiency of gain and cattle that will be able to adapt to any environment. Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity/Iowa State University, Lewis, Iowa (TCSCF) For the second year, the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) will offer producers the option to feed their cattle and obtain carcass and feeding data from the Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity (TCSCF). This futurity began in 1982 with 35 Iowa producers consigning 105 head. Since that time, heifers have been added to the program allowing for feedlot and carcass evaluation and ultimately tracking feedlot profitability animal-byanimal. In the last seven years, TCSCF has evaluated more than 40,000 cattle from 13 states. Carcass EPDs will be generated on the calves in this trial that

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Commercial Connection are sire identified. These cattle are presently being harvested at the Tyson plant in Denison, Iowa where complete carcass data is being collected. Tri-County Feedyards is located in southwest Iowa, approximately one hour east of Omaha, Neb. You may enter from one to several head. Please consider helping to make this carcass futurity an annual event for the Maine-Anjou breed. A continual increase in the number of cattle that are delivered helps to substantiate the strength of the Maine-Anjou breed. Please join us this fall if this is of interest to you. TCSCF will offer four delivery dates for steers and heifers October - January. The exact delivery dates are listed in the table. These tests will be for calves weaned a minimum of 30-45 days. They are recommending using a MLV at weaning or a cow safe MLV two weeks prior to weaning. If killed vaccine is your only option, repeat at three weeks. They have dropped the Haemophilus Sommus vaccine from the recommended list. You and your veterinarian can decide if you should use pasteurella vaccine. Cattle may be delivered on more than one date. Entries should be returned to TCSCF along with $20 per head pen reservation deposit by the dates in the below table. This fee will be credited back to your account. Producers delivering a minimum of 10 head can receive $300 per head payment. Feed cost will be deducted from the

Iowa Tests

proceeds of the cattle. No oNe will be billed For Feed. Feed will be deducted when the cattle are sold. If anyone has questions concerning the TCSCF, please contact Dave at (515) 201-3281 or John Woltmann, TCSCF manager, at (712) 769-2600 for additional information or to receive a packet concerning the test. Their Web site is www.tcscf.com. Please consider entering cattle in this feedlot futurity. I want to thank Brad Barrett and his eight year old son Nathan of Normangee, Texas, Bill Barrett of Tatum, Texas and Robbie Swierc of Hobson, Texas for helping work the Maine-Anjou booth at the Short Course in College Station. We all had a great time as many interested producers stopped to talk about the Maine-Anjou breed. I also want to thank Nathan Barrett, age eight, for his take on the Maine-Anjou breed and the beef business in general. If you ever get a chance to meet this “little gentleman” you will be very impressed with his knowledge of the cattle business. This little, big cowboy has had a great teacher and will someday certainly have the knowledge to run a major beef enterprise. Brad and his family operate B&B Cattle Co., where they raise and sell Maine-Anjou cattle plus own and operate an annual bull test in Normangee, Texas. If you are interested in testing your bulls, give Brad a call at (979) 396-2469. The future looks promising!

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Health Completed September 20 October 18 November 15 December 20

Opportunities abound for progressive producers to make good profits on a consistent product and meet market demands efficiently. Those with average or below average genetics and without a planned breeding program may find themselves struggling in the best of time and continue to in tough times. This is a great time for our breed as commercial acceptance is on the rise. Evidence of this is shown by the market topping prices that producers have received for their calves. The future is bright if we embrace it. The MaineAnjou breed is the one breed that provides producers the flexibility to breed cattle with maternal values and a balance of economic traits. As breeders of Maine-Anjou genetics, continue to develop lines of communication with your existing customers and reach out to new. Keep them informed and updated on the Maine-Anjou breed. It’s our responsibility to get it done. Sell your program- the market potential is huge!!! All of us know that advertising your product is an expense. This is usually the first response to the idea, but over time it usually becomes a valuable investment. Keeping your name before the public benefits your program to greater success. Marketing your program is a job. Stay committed, produce a superior product and keep your name in the public eye. Industry says that “it can take 20 or more times for someone to see an ad and be persuaded to act.” To

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Commercial Connection a number of our producers, I have suggested leaving a small ad in a local paper year round and in the same area of the newspaper. When a potential customer sees your ad weekly in a local paper and later decides to buy, guess who will get the call? You will! Advertising pays! Please call (515) 201-3281 if I can be of assistance in any way. Thank you. Continue to breed with commitment, direction and performance in mind! Maines on the Move, Dave Steen

For all your Maine-Anjou Commercial needs and questions, contact Dave (515) 201-3281

FOCUS On the Female 2010 YI THE BRAND OF QUALITY

Y1High Society

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Miss Yardley R123

Y1 Jezabell

AT THE RANCH 1:00 MST IN BEAUTIFUL BEAVER, UTAH

20 HEAD OF OUR TOP SHOW HEIFER & DONOR COW PROSPECTS 100 HEAD OF BROODY MADE, SIMMENTAL, MAINE ANJOU, ANGUS BRED FEMALES.

QUALITY AND 5/8 Simmental. Pinion x Meyer 734. Sold to Griswold Cattle Company. You ’ ll find power and style in the open and bred division. Simmental cattle that carry performance with eye appeal.

PB Angus. Lut x Xplorer by Krugerand 490. This was the high selling heifer to Schnoor Sisters, Chowchilla, CA. Wayne and Barb Ohlrichs were contending bidder and went on to buy her dam after the sale for $20,000 contact Ohrichs for embryo ’ s and progeny.

1/4 Maine Anjou 3/4 SM. Spruce by Draft Pick x Colonol. Sold to Jirl Buck, OK. Our focus is to raise functional, easy fleshing cattle with performance and style. If you want the best we have them for you in volume.

Miss Yardley R15

PICK OF THE 2010 HEIFERS THE OPPORTUNITIES ARE LIMITLESS. LAST YEAR WE SENT A SEMI LOAD OF FEMALES TO COLFAX, IOWA FOR $110 A HEAD. IF YOU BUY THEM WE ’ L L FIND A WAY TO HAUL THEM. View the Auction Live! DVAuction. www.dvauction.com. VIEW OUR WEBSITE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND REGISTERING TO BID. CALL TAMIE MCINTOSH, 308-870-3661.

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2011 Maine-anjou ShowS and Sale JUDGING: Denver National Maine-Anjou & MaineTainer Pen Show: Friday, January 14 Jr. MaineTainer Breeding Heifers/Open MaineTainer Show: Sunday, January 16 Jr. Maine-Anjou Breeding Heifers/Open Maine-Anjou Show: Sunday, January 16 SALE: NWSS “Bright Lights” Maine-Anjou Bull/Female Sale: Saturday, January 15 For information, visit NationalWestern.com or call 303-299-5557

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It is with great excitement and anticipation the American Maine-Anjou Association’s Sale Committee invites you to be a part of the 2011 “Bright Lights” sale event. The NWSS has proven to be a visible marketing avenue for the Maine-Anjou breed. The “Bright Lights” of Denver truly do shine on the Maine-Anjou breed. We look forward to working with you and your quality consignments to this marquee event. AMAA Sale Committee

Information: Individual bull and female lots as well as pen-of-three bull and female lots are eligible. As a pen show/sale feature, grand and reserve sale pen champions will be designated in all the divisions. Take advantage of the extra marketing avenue, the NWSS pen show always has a great crowd on hand. Steve Bonham, Newcastle, Okla., will auctioneer the 2011 “Bright Lights” Sale. Dustin Layton Edmond, Okla., will be assisting with the “Bright Lights” Sale • (317) 821-1100

Maine-Anjou Bull & Female Sale Saturday, January 15, 2011 • 3 p.m. In the “yards” • Livestock Sale Center NWSS, Denver, Colo.


Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull & Female Sale 3 P.M., SATURDAY, JAN. 15, 2011 Entry Deadline: November 15, 2010

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• Eligibility: Active AMAA adult and junior members are eligible to consign to this sale. Noteworthy Items & Procedures • Fees: An official entry form, original registration certificates or applications for registration A. Sale order and screening process. and proper fees must be submitted by November 15, 2010. The sale expense will be 12% a. A three-man committee will screen all bulls. ($150 of the $250 entry fee will be applied to 12% commission). For consignments that go b. EPDs will be provided to the screening committee to be used at through the sale another $60 charge will come from the NWSS yard release office. The their discretion. 12% commission will apply to any total “No Sale” prices. Entry fees are non-refundable. c. Each committee member will be evaluating structural and • Health Certificate: An individual health certificate must accompany every consignment, phenotypic design. made in quadruplicate, and leaving blank the consignee and destination spaces. Each Sale order will be determined by the points each bull accumulates. animal must meet the health regulations set by the state of Colorado for interstate d. Points may be deducted by the sale committee for: shipment. 1. A bull falling below the “norm” for scrotal circumference of • Substitutions: $50 per head. similar aged consigned bulls. (2 pts) • Payment: All Association past due accounts will be deducted from consignor prior to 2. A bull falling below the “norm” regarding WDA. (2 pts) payment. e. The number of bulls sold will not be set at a certain number. • Data: Scrotal circumference, WDA and ultrasound data will be made available on every f. Bulls that accumulate a low point total may be screened from the sale bull. sale. Entry fees of screened bulls are non-refundable. • Entries: All consignments must be sired by a registered Maine-Anjou bull. • Hair Samples: For purposes of parent verification. (At the discretion of AMAA.) g. Screened bulls will be charged a $60 yard fee to be paid by • Veterinary Service: Will aid at check-in. Consignments suspected of unethical practices consignor to the NWSS. will be disqualified. B. Sale order for consigned females will be determined by AMAA Sale • Semen Test: Every bull 14 months or older at the time of the sale must have a Committee. satisfactory semen evaluation. A semen evaluation certificate must accompany the health C. Only PHA and TH FREE consignments will be sold. certificate.

Official Entry Form • Entry Deadline, November 15, 2010 Owner:

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If you wish to submit a short footnote for your entries, please do so on a separate page. Also, if you have a good photo, please submit. Usability will be at the discretion of the AMAA staff.

NON-REFUNDABLE I am a member of the AMAA and I certify that these consignments are in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull and Female Sale. I will not hold the AMAA responsible for any loss or injury to any animals, persons or articles and realize that the AMAA and the National Western are acting only as sponsors for this sale and assume no liability for any accidents, which may occur. I further stipulate that I will make my cattle available for veterinary examinations to check compliance with the sale rules and will not hold the sponsors liable in any case for enforcement of the rules. Consignments consigned to the National Western AMAA Bright Lights Sale are free of liens and/or mortgages.

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

2010-2011 Jr. Board Members

Executive Committee: Ryan Jones, President – Region III 3432 Springdale Rd. Ardmore, OK 73401 (580) 222-1008 • jonesryg@yahoo.com Corey Green, Vice President – At-Large P.O. Box 590 Des Ark, AR 72040 (479) 214-1938 • coreygreen50@hotmail.com Anna Loftin, Secretary/Treasurer – Region 1 169 Loftin Rd. Elm Grove, LA 71051 (318) 676-9129 • kennethloftin@bellsouth.net

Region I

Rachael Carlson 3702 S.W. 224th Plattsburg, MO 64477 (816) 785-7413 • blondie93@centurytel.net

Region II

Bailey Core 859 92nd Ave. Pleasantville, IA 50225 (641) 780-7765 • core.bailey@gmail.com Bailey Buck R.R. 1 Box 344A Madill, OK 73446 (580) 677-2648 • bailey@buckcattle.com

Region III

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

At-Large

Mackenzi Dorsey 35297 C.R. 41 Eaton, CO 80615 (904) 733-1791 • mdorsey_08@hotmail.com

Advisors Candace Muir 19113 Graham Rd. Waynesfield, OH 45896 (419) 604-9832 • muir.37@buckeyemail.osu.edu Rashele Blakley P.O. Box 465 Oologah, OK 74053 (918) 693-5769 • rashekb@neo.edu

2010-2011 AMAA Royalty Queen Carrie Elmore South Carolina cowgirl52591@aol.com

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When Opportunity Knocks by Lisa Reid, Region III Director

Some of God’s greatest opportunities are missed because we are too busy or burdened by something else of less importance. Sometimes we need to sit back and consider all of the opportunities we have to promote the Maine-Anjou breed. A wonderful opportunity that I acted upon in order to not only promote the Maine-Anjou breed, but to become a part of it was to run for the Junior Board of Directors at the 2010 National Junior Show. Even before the tally of the votes, there were numerous opportunities laid out in front of me which I had the option of acting upon just as a candidate for the board. It provided me with an “excuse” to not only talk, but to get to know numerous individuals from all over the country. I could have simply put up posters, instead I chose to really get to know individuals from every state. I would pull up a chair at their stall and talk with them about why I would like to be on the board and about their lives as well. I left junior national with new friends and memories, as well as an even greater opportunity of being able to use my position on the junior board to work closely with the Maine-Anjou breed and take it to a whole new level. Not everyone, however, is cut out to represent the breed as a junior board director. In fact, most individuals can make more of an impact by starting at the very foundation of the breed. Whether that is mentoring a local

4-H member, working to establish breed shows at the county and state level or starting your own herd. Such opportunities to be a part of the Maine-Anjou breed are often overlooked and missed. It is up to us as members of the breed to put forth an effort and take pride in our truly unique breed. An opportunity can come in any size, shape or form. Even the smallest of opportunities, acted upon correctly, can parachute an individual into a whole new realm of success, wealth and growth. The American Junior Maine-Anjou Association (AJMAA) has numerous opportunities available for it's members. From national shows and various sales to the National Youth Leadership Conference, there is always a way for an individual to become more involved. “Opportunity is often missed as it is dressed in overalls and disguised as work.” -Unknown author. As exhibitors and breeders of Maine-Anjou cattle, it is crucial that we do not "miss" an opportunity to promote the breed, no matter the size, just because it seems as if it will only bring us a heavier load. At the end of the day, all the sweat and sore muscles that have resulted from a long day’s work serve as a reminder of everything that was accomplished.

Shelby Seymour, Texas Chloe Van Vliet, Iowa

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FAVORITE WEB SITE: www.facebook.com FAVORITE RESTAURANT: Outback Steakhouse

Bailey Core 2010-2011 Region II Director

NAME: Bailey Core AGE: 16 AJMAA POSITION: Region II Director COLLEGE / HIGH SCHOOL: Pleasantville High School

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: FFA, 4-H, speech, drama, student council and TAG

FAVORITE FOOD: Steak and mashed potatoes

FAVORITE SONG: "Love Like Crazy" by Lee Brice

FAVORITE QUOTE: "Never regret something that once made you smile."

FAVORITE PASTIME: I have always loved spending time with my sister and cousins, whether it's in the barn or just out on the farm.

choice. She would know how to show the animal's fault out of them and how to deal with their attitude. She is a great showman.

IF YOU HAD A CHOICE, WOULD YOU RATHER WASH OR DRY YOUR ANIMAL(S): It depends, but most of the time I would rather be drying.

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"Success comes to those who decide to do a thing and then do it." -Unknown

Youth Expo steer show and most recently, winning the National Junior Maine-Anjou Show and the Junior National Hereford Expo.

IF YOU COULD GO TO LUNCH WITH ANYONE AT A STOCK SHOW, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY: Bob May. I have known him since I was born and

Bailey Core, because we have been battling it out in showmanship for years and I know she is a "super stick"!

IF YOU COULD PICK ANYONE TO HELP YOU FIT/GET YOUR PROJECT READY FOR THE BIGGEST SHOW OF YOUR CAREER, WHO WOULD YOU PICK: Matt Scasta. He has been

WHAT INSPIRIED YOU TO RUN FOR THE AJMAA JUNIOR BOARD: I grew

Collins, because I would love to talk about how she has become so successful in livestock marketing and promotion. That is something that really interests

FAVORITE QUOTE:

IF YOU COULD PICK ANYONE TO I respect his opinion on cattle. His HELP YOU FIT/GET YOUR PROJECT experience and success in the cattle READY FOR THE BIGGEST SHOW industry would make an interesting and OF YOUR CAREER, WHO WOULD beneficial conversation. YOU PICK: Shane Lindsey FAVORITE RESTAURANT: FAVORITE MEMORY OF BEING ON Joe T. Garcia's in Fort Worth THE AJMAA JUNIOR BOARD: Sitting IF YOU HAD TWO ANIMALS IN A at the head table at the Annual Banquet CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE, WHO during the National Junior Show. It has WOULD BE YOUR #1 CHOICE TO been a dream of mine. I was so glad it HELP SHOW YOUR OTHER ANIMAL happened in my home state, Iowa. IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE:

Champion Market Animal and Champion Market Heifer at the NWSS in 2010 and being able to go to Brown Palace.

IF YOU COULD GO TO LUNCH WITH ANYONE AT A STOCK SHOW, WHO WOULD IT BE AND WHY: Christy

by Brandon Rhyder

IF YOU HAD TWO ANIMALS IN A FAVORITE PASTIME: CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE, WHO Napping and being with friends WOULD BE YOUR #1 CHOICE TO FAVORITE MOVIE: 10 Things I Hate HELP SHOW YOUR OTHER ANIMAL About You IN THE CHAMPIONSHIP DRIVE: MOST MEMORABLE SHOW My sister, Kennedy, would be my first MOMENT(S): Winning the Oklahoma

MOST MEMORABLE SHOW MOMENT(S): Winning Reserve

up watching how much fun my cousins and other kids from Iowa had on the board and watching how successful they were. It made me want to be on the board since I showed at my first junior national in 2002.

FAVORITE SONG: "Freeze Frame Time"

Bailey Buck 2010 - 2011 Region 1I Director

NAME: Bailey Buck AGE: 17 AJMAA POSITION: Region 1I Director COLLEGE / HIGH SCHOOL:

a part of our operation and like a big brother to me since I was four years old. He has helped me get to the winner's circle more than anyone.

FAVORITE MEMORY OF BEING ON THE AJMAA JUNIOR BOARD: So far NYLC has been my favorite memory, but I hope to make many more in the future.

Madill High School

EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES: Basketball, FFA and student council

FAVORITE FOOD: Steak or mexican

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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.

MORaTORIUM ON REGISTRaTION COST IN 2010

Keep in mind there is a moratorium on registration costs during the calendar year of 2010. If you are enrolled in MAPP, any animal can be registered for $20, regardless of age; if you are in Breeders Choice, the registration fee is $30.

qUESTIONS ON REGISTERING

Please read through the information given under the “Welcome Note” found on our homepage at www.maine-anjou.org.

REGISTRaTIONS fOR UPCOMING SHOwS

It is now time to register show animals for winter shows. Please keep in mind during the winter show season, you will need to allow at least two to three weeks for turn-around on registrations and transfers sent in to our office. If a paper is needed within that time, a rush fee ($25 per eight head) will be required before the work will be completed.

REGISTRaTION NUMBERS

Once an animal is registered, it is backed up that same night to our Web site at www.maine-anjou.org. It can be viewed the following day by clicking on “Breed Information,” then “Search the Maine-Anjou Breed.”

ONLINE BILL PaYING NOw aVaILaBLE

You can now go to our Web site, www.maine-anjou.org, and click on “Online Billing” to submit payment by credit card (MasterCard, Visa and American Express accepted).

DUES REqUIREMENT

Please note if a buyer submits a registration and/or transfer from an owner that is not currently a dues-paid member, that buyer will be charged for the seller’s membership fee or annual dues (adult dues are $100). The exception to this rule is if all animals owned by that individual (non - or inactive member) are being transferred or cancelled at the same time as what the buyer has submitted, the membership fee would be waived. In that regard, work is held until complete payment is received.

2011 ENROLLMENT

Please send in your MAPP inventories if you have not already. If you have not distinguished whether or not you are going to enroll in the MAPP or the Breeders Choice program, you need to do so immediately. As a member you are required to designate your herd as MAPP or BC participant. We recently sent out inventories for 2011. Please see that they are returned as soon as possible.

faXED RUSHES

Please note when faxing in rush work, it must reach our office by 2 p.m. in order to be processed in that day's work. If a faxed rush is received after 2 p.m. it will be processed the next business day.

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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 developmental director Mary Atchison, registrar Lindsey Broek, Voice editor/director of communications Kasey Herman, Director of Youth Activities Rhonda Boddicker, administrative assistant Marta O'Brien, adminstrative assistant Tammy Seevers, office assistant

executive committee:

Larry Breon, president Bill Thorne, 1st vice president Marty Van Vliet, 2nd vice president Phil Core, secretary/treasurer Fred Nessler, at-large

region i

John Dickerson - (765) 962-6365 990 Baker Rd. - Martinsville, IN 46151 Troy Jones - (419) 648-5870 P.O. Box 127 - Harrod, OH 45850 Fred Nessler - (217) 698-0202

536 N. Bruns Lane, Ste. 1 - Springfield, IL 62702

Larry Nielsen – (417) 472-6480 2880 Fort St. - Neosho, MO 64850

region ii

Scott Bilslend - (308) 384-6257

608 Ravenwood Dr. - Grand Island, NE 68801

Phil Core - (515) 848-3812 824 Gear St. - Pleasantville, IA 50225 Mike Hartman - (402) 335-2577 R.R. 3 Box 103 - Tecumseh, NE 68450 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

Bill Thorne - (806) 244-5234 P.O. Box 1057 - Dalhart, TX 79022

At-Large

Jerry Adamson - (402) 823-4350 HC 74 Box 10 - Cody, NE 69211 Larry Breon - (630) 879-6171 39W 741 W. Main - Batavia, IL 60510 Mike Holden - (712) 652-3200 559 240th St. - Scranton, IA 51462

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Announcements SIRE LIST AVAILABLE

Please note, we do have a listing of sires available on our Web site. You will find bulls listed alphabetically by nickname. This is found as “Frequently Used Sires” on the Web site, www.maine-anjou.org.

2010 SIRE SUMMARY

The 2010 Sire Summary is available online at www.maineanjou.org

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 they are received; the 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 who fax in registration work. No work will be released until payment is complete. We will do our best to complete rush work received in our office by 2 p.m. (Monday-Friday), so it will go out the next business day. There is no same-day turn-around. 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. Thank you!

GEnETIc ABnORMALITY TESTInG

Please submit any TH/PHA status on your cattle if you have not already done so. Please include registration numbers. Status can be viewed on our Web site by clicking on "Search the MA Breed" keying in a registration number and looking at the GAB status. You can obtain the appropriate forms for sample submission on our Web site as well, by clicking on "Genetic Abnormality Information" found on the left side of the homepage. Please note we are now accepting results from AgriGenomics, Igenity Labs or Pfizer Animal Health.

ATTEnTIOn ALL BREEDERS SUBMITTInG PHA/TH SAMPLES Please be patient and keep in mind that it takes approximately two to three weeks to process samples and then get the results back to you. It is up to you to forward a photocopy of results to our office. Make sure the registration numbers are listed on the photocopy so we can match the sample with the correct animal. AgriGenomics can be reached at (217) 762-9808 between 1 – 4 p.m. CST; Igenity Labs at (877) 443-6489 or Pfizer Animal Genetics at (877) 233-3362. When mailing samples, enclose a sample submission form with the samples. Refer to the instructions for sample submission for further submission information. Enclose a request for release form if you want the results to be sent to the AMAA. These forms can be found on

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the Web site; www.maine-anjou.org, under the "Genetic Abnormality Information." Please keep in mind that we currently require all donor dams and AI sires to have BOTH TH and PHA on file at the AMAA. Owners of such individuals will continue to receive notices until the AMAA has documentation with the status. If the donor dam or AI sire is no longer alive, please submit a disposal code with such information. Granted, the option is available on deceased AI sires to send a sample of thawed semen. Make sure the sample is packaged properly to reduce the chance of crushing the straw through the mail and the lab not having a viable sample to test.

PER AMAA BOARD RULInG

Beginning Jan. 1, 2010 performance only registrations submitted via hard copy will be processed as free for the first eight head and charged $7.50 for each animal amount. Online entries will continue to be done free.

TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2009: W TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2010: x TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2011: Y UPcOMInG SHOW InfORMATIOn

National Maine-Anjou Show Held in conjunction with the 2010 North American International Livestock Exposition (N.A.I.L.E), Louisville, Ky. Nov. 12 - Junior cattle check-in Nov. 13 - Junior Show 8 a.m. Nov. 14 - Committee meetings Nov. 16 - Maine Focus Sale Nov. 17 - Open Show Hotel Headquarters Springhill Suites Louisville Airport 820 Phillips Lane Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 361- 9009 Ask for the AMAA Block. Rates: $99.00 National Western Stock Show Denver, Colo. Jan. 14 - Pen Shows, Pepsi Arena Jan. 15 - Bright Lights Bull and Heifer Sale, Livestock Center and Auction Arena in the Yards Jan. 16 - Junior Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer Shows, Open Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer Shows (starting with bulls) Hotel Headquarters Red Lion Hotel 4040 Quebec St. Denver, CO 80216 (303) 321-3333 AND Doubletree Hotel 3203 Quebec St. Denver, CO 80213 (303) 321-3333 Ask for the AMAA block. Rates are $83 at the Red Lion and $98 at the Doubletree.

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AMAA Board Nominees Cody Tebbenkamp Region I

Growing up on a diversified grain and livestock operation, Cody Tebbenkamp acquired his first Maine-Anjou heifers at age 11 with the purchase of two females; a half blood female from Tom Klingner and a high percentage female from K & A Farms. Tebbenkamp has been an active member of the American MaineAnjou Association (AMAA) and showing throughout his youth. Tebbenkamp has exhibited many champion and reserve animals while continuing to build his herd. Today, that herd consists of 35 head of mostly registered cow/calf pairs which he runs with his father outside of Corder, Mo. The goal for their operation is to produce quality show or replacement females along with bulls. They sell the calves on a private treaty basis. Tebbenkamp’s past successful sales include champion and reserve MaineTainer heifers at the Missouri State fair in the open or FFA show four out of the past five years. He also sold the high point MaineTainer heifer in the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association points system last year. A graduate of the University of Missouri, Tebbenkamp was a member of the 2003 livestock judging team. While attending college he received the opportunity to work for Governor Matt Blunt. It was during his time with the governor that he was able to see agriculture and business from a completely new perspective. Tebbenkamp

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currently works for the Missouri Department of Natural Resources as a District Coordinator with the Soil and Water Conservation Program. With this program, Tebbenkamp helps agriculture land owners utilize soil conserving practices to increase production of their land. Tebbenkamp feels MaineAnjou breeders have three main issues facing them: First, “the commercial sector of the industry must be a focus for this breed”. With herd size at an all time low across the country, Tebbenkamp feels now is the time to educate the commercial cow/calf man so when they increase their herd size they will do so with Maine-Anjou genetics. “We need to utilize this sector of the industry to reach commercial cattlemen, packers and the consumer and show them the benefits of the Maine-Anjou breed”. Another issue facing the industry is animal rights groups like HSUS. Their agenda is clear says Tebbenkamp, “To ban and abolish all livestock production in an attempt to help companion animals.” He continues, “We must consider the fact that since 96 % of the population is removed from production agriculture, their agenda may become a reality of this breed as well as the entire industry if we do not actively engage in immediate consumer and congressional outreach programs.” In order to elevate the perception of the Maine-Anjou breed in today’s beef industry we as breeders, need to continue to collect the pertinent data needed to show value in the commercial industry. We need to promote the maternal advantages Maine-Anjou genetics have to offer and the benefits replacement females and

bulls can have on the commercial cowmans operation. With the continued support of our junior, commercial and show programs, the future of the Maine-Anjou breed is strong. “With nearly 20 years of involvement in the Maine-Anjou breed, along with my age and diverse agricultural and business background, I believe I can bring some new and fresh ideas to the AMAA to help move forward into the future. I would be honored to be elected as one of your directors.”

Rick Carlson Region 1 Wife, Rosemary; daughter, Rachael

Rick, along with wife Rosemary and daughter Rachael, own and operate Carlson Maine-Anjou in Plattsburg, Mo. Growing up on a crop and livestock farm in Illinois, agriculture has always been a part of Rick’s life. Currently their herd is comprised of mostly Maine-Anjou and Angus cows with approximately 50 embryo transfer (ET) calves per year. After graduating from the University of Illinois, Rick began a career in the meat packing industry. For the past 30 years, Rick has worked in both the pork and beef sectors of that business as well as internationally. His experience with international marketing has allowed him to become involved with beef production in both China and Australia. While managing PM Beef, Rick became acquainted with the Maine-Anjou breed when the AMAA held their first

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AMAA Board Nominees sponsored feeding trial with PM Beef. It was then that Rick was able to see first hand how well Maine-Anjou cattle performed in both the feedlot and on the rail. What impressed him the most were the fabulous yields the cattle attained. From his experience, Rick feels that Maine-Anjou cattle are a breed that works for all segments of the industry… cow/ calf and the commercial cow man. During this time period Rick, and wife Rosemary, had been studying other breeds, and after his experience at PM Beef he began acquiring some of the top genetics in the breed. They began keeping records on EPDs with phenotypic design in mind. In 2006, Carlson Maine-Anjou expanded their operation with the addition of an Angus operation through a partnership with Roseda Farms in Baltimore, Md. When asked where the future of the Maine-Anjou breed is headed Rick said “It’s simple, we need to produce a product which creates value for all segments of the industry.” Carlson feels it is necessary to embrace the new genetic advancements that will take place over the next few years and accumulate the necessary data to make fact based decisions in order to produce a unique product. No one is sure what the next few years has in store for the beef industry, it will be frightening to some, but to those who are open minded and committed to success, the rewards will be many. “Our breed, with it’s attributes, has the opportunity to lead and be part of the solution.” It can only happen through strong leadership and foresight.

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Troy Jones Region 1 Wife, Sara; daughters, Delaney and Olivia Troy Jones and his family own and operate Jones Show Cattle in Harrod, Ohio. They run approximately 180 cows, 60 of those being registered MaineAnjou. In addition to Maine-Anjou they also run a few purebred Angus and Simmental influenced cattle. The rest of their herd consists of recipients. The main focus of their operation is keeping their cattle sound, functional and easy feeding. They maintain a very aggressive embryo transfer (ET) program allowing them to excel with the industry standards. Troy sees a few important issues facing the Maine-Anjou breed. Jones feels the breed has a lot to offer to the commercial industry. By adding more substance to their cattle, in turn will yield more product and value. Through continued marketing of Maine-Anjou bulls we can make this possible. Jones feels the AMAA, with the right focus and guidelines, can catch up to the larger breed associations. When asked how the breed can keep elevating it’s perception of today’s beef industry, Troy says “The number one way to acheive this goal is to have knowledgeable industry leaders.” By targeting the influential leaders among the industry and showing them the benefits of Maine-Anjou genetics, we can better promote the breed. Continued support of the MaineTainer program is another avenue useful to advancing the breed and increasing the number of cattle available for registration.

At the same time, “It is important to improve the quality of genetics and continue to raise functional cattle that work for all producers.” Troy feels he has many new ideas and thoughts that are beneficial to the association. With his experience and age, he brings many new ideas to the table. He has experience in virtually every aspect of the cattle industry. Troy is a past AMAA Board Member and has been director of the Allen County Cattlemen’s Association for four years, manager of Jones Show Cattle and has been involved in his family owned feedlot, allowing him to gain valuable hands on experience within the cattle industry for many years.

Cory Thomsen Region 2 Wife, Stacy; son, Kai

Born and raised in Wayne county Nebraska, Thomsen grew up exhibiting livestock and was an active member of 4-H. He attended Northeast Community College where he was a member of the livestock judging team and he later attended the University of Nebraska where he earned his degree in animal science. Upon completion of college, Thomsen has had the opportunity to work as herdsman and manage some of the top Maine-Anjou programs across the United States including Harding Cattle Company in Michigan, Fancy Creek Farms in Illinois and DeRouchey Cattle Company in South Dakota. He is currently the herdsman at Bushy Park Farm in Mitchell, S.D., managing the cow herd and donor dams and works to market Bushy

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AMAA Board Nominees Park Farm genetics across the nation. It was in 1997 during the National Western Stock Show that Thomsen became fascinated with the Maine-Anjou breed while helping Fred DeRouchey in the Denver Yards. Thomsen could see the endless possibilities the breed had to offer. Thomsen says it has always been a well known fact that Maine-Anjou genetics are necessary to compete in the showring, but today it is becoming more evident that Maine-Anjou genetics offer better gains, increase yields and provide larger profit for commercial producers across the county. Thomsen points out that Maine-Anjou offer the best of both worlds including showring dominance and commercial acceptability. Since 1997 Thomsen has seen much marketing success in the Denver Yards while working for DeRouchey and Bushy Park Farm. This combined with numerous Maine-Anjou bulls he has marketed over the years have given him the chance to interact with the commercial sector and learn first hand the needs of the commercial cattleman. Data collection is the future of the breed says Thomsen. With the help of Dave Steen the MaineAnjou breed has put together the ground work for great things to come. Thomsen says we as breeders now need to participate in more feed trials, bull tests and other data gathering avenues so we can prove with solid facts how competitive the MaineAnjou breed is in the industry and increase the market share for Maine-Anjou genetics. Thomsen looks forward to a bright future in the Maine-Anjou breed and working with the great people associated with it.

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Brad Nelson Region 2 Wife, Juli; daughter, Hayley; son, Spence Brad Nelson owns and operates Nelson Cattle Co., with his wife Juli, in Denison, Iowa. Brad earned his Animal Science degree from Iowa State University and a J.D. degree from Drake University Law School. Brad and Juli have been involved in the cattle industry together since before they were married. They have shown livestock across the nation and have sold bulls in the Denver bull sale on several occasions. The Nelson operation includes not only a Maine-Anjou based cowherd but also includes a semen business and the Club Calf Paradise show calf sale where the Nelsons market show calves for their friends and customers. Brad has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Iowa Maine-Anjou Association for the last six years. Brad owns his law firm and his practice is limited to the representation of agricultural clients. The Nelson operation has been primarily Maine-Anjou oriented since the late 1990’s. At that time the focus of the operation was to raise show calves for their own kids and other local kids. Performance, mothering ability, soundness and longevity has always been a focus of the breeding program. The Maine-Anjou breed was chosen due to it’s prevalence in the junior showring and the docile nature of the cattle. The Nelson operation still focuses on show calves but also markets high quality bulls and exceptional

cowpower females in very limited numbers. The focus of the operation is currently undergoing some changes. Brad and Juli are exploring the meat business and trying to determine where MaineAnjou beef fits in the market place. The future of the breed is in jeopardy unless we as breeders find a way to build a commercial market for Maine-Anjou genetics. Brad loves the show cattle industry as much as anyone, but is fast realizing that there must be a commercial market for seedstock if the breed is going to survive. I am not convinced that Maine-Anjou cattle need to be Angus with muscle, bone and hair. I believe we need to find and develop an identity for MaineAnjou beef. If consumers demand Maine-Anjou beef, that demand will be heard by retailers, packers and feeders. In order to build demand for Maine-Anjou genetics, there must be a distinction between those genetics and the genetics of every other four legged beef animal. If a black hide is the only factor which determines a great eating experience, then we are in trouble since our cattle were originally red and white. Somehow we as breeders need to work together to find a distinction and in turn market that distinction.

Josh Enlow Region 3

The Enlow family operation turned around 20 years ago when, as a young child, Josh wanted a good show steer. They began to arificially inseminate (AI) their cattle to club calf bulls so they

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AMAA Board Nominees could raise a show project. Power Plant, Cunia, Sugar Ray and Gold Stream 5T were some of the first genetics used in their herd. The Enlow cow base grew when they started purchasing cows from Jim Pannell in Wyoming and keeping the best females each year for replacements. They AI all of their cows each year and later started putting in embryos from their best cows and outside genetics. In the last five years, their operation has taken some big leaps forward. They began purchasing proven donors, using AI caliber cleanup bulls and partnering with other breeders. Today, Enlow’s run more than 250 Maine-Anjou cows and sell spring and fall show calves, replacement heifers and 15 to 25 bulls each year. Josh thinks there are many issues on the horizon for the Maine-Anjou breed. Better breed promotion to the commercial producer and how to market EPDs in the breed are just a couple of them. Enlow says “These issues are here now and need to be dealt with to improve the breed and allow the breed and it’s breeders to grow. When asked how the breed can elevate it’s perception in today’s beef industry, Josh says there are two things that will do that. The two things include making Maine-Anjou bulls something the commercial man can and prefers to use in his herd for low births, high weaning weights and milk. Second, showing the beef industry that Maine-Anjou cattle will feed, grade and make money! By doing both of these things, Josh thinks the Maine-Anjou breed will excel. Enlow said “it has been a great honor to represent Region III on the National Maine-Anjou Board

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for the past term. Enlow believes our breed is a great breed; it just needs to be promoted and pushed into other sectors of the industry. If re-elected I will continue to work with Maine-Anjou breeders and board members to promote and grow our breed.

Barry Nowatzke At-Large Wife, Kristy; sons, Austin and Kayden Barry Nowatzke was born and raised on his family farm in Michigan City, Ind. Barry now owns and operates Nowatzke Cattle, a 200 head cow/calf operation along with 500 acres of row crops and 200 acres of alfalfa and grass hay. Nowatzke started raising and selling club calves over 20 years ago. One reason Barry decided to raise Maine-Anjou cattle is the extreme impact Maine-Anjou cows and bulls have had on the club calf industry. It enabled him to utilize his Maine influenced cows to start breeding high percentage cattle. Another thing that caught Barry’s attention about the Maine-Anjou business was how sought after top quality Maine-Anjou females are. Barry feels their ability to compete in supreme female drives helps to keep the demand strong. Having earned top honors at the MaineAnjou Junior Nationals, Kansas City, Denver and Fort Worth, Barry knows first hand how well Maine-Anjou cattle can do in the showring. Show cattle are a large segment of Barry’s operation, but as his operation has grown over the years he has realized how important the commercial

bull and heifer markets are to producers. Barry has sold bulls in Denver and at the Ohio Beef Expo, and he looks forward to continue selling Maine-Anjou cattle at these events to help make them more successful. Barry says, “if we keep emphasizing low birth weights and high weaning weights to the commercial cow producer, they will realize that Maine-Anjou bulls will increase their profits. As we continue to get more Maine influence cattle in feedlots across the country, their performance will ultimately increase their demand.” Nowatzke looks forward to being involved in the breed to help keep pace and evolve with other breeds. He believes that the commercial attributes along with the showring value should make the MaineAnjou breed one of the industries leaders. Barry’s plan is to remain involved in the Maine-Anjou breed for years to come. He is currently preparing for his third heifer sale and has future plans to have an annual production sale. Barry and his wife, Kristy, look forward to the day when their sons Austin, 7 and Kayden, 3 can further influence the cattle industry which is always changing and is such a big part of their lives.

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Carcass Ultrasound 101 by Stephanie Carlson

Ultrasound for the 40 Head Cow Herd Everything from agriculture to the competitive business world is experiencing vertical integration to some degree. While economies of scale seem to win out in many cases, the beef industry should not try to act like Wal-Mart. A few of their consolidation efforts can be effectively applied to beef cattle production, but striving to be a “one-stop shop” for every producer in the country is a bit of a lofty goal. The vast majority of herds in the U.S. have far less than 100 cows with no aspirations of growing to record numbers. However, every cowboy with 40 head can be just as progressive with their breeding program as the neighbor with 4,000 cows. As beef technology has expanded and become more cost-effective, small-scale operations now have the same opportunities as the big operators. This article focuses on effectively using carcass ultrasound technology in a typical 40 head seedstock operation. Economies of scale can intimidate breeders into thinking they cannot afford new technology. While it doesn’t make sense to own a 36 row planter for 40 acres, there is plenty of logic for using ultrasound in a small herd. Just 10 years ago, an ultrasound was commercialized with just a handful of technicians and a process that took weeks to complete. Today, the www.cuplab.com Web site lists the contact information for over 110 certified technicians from 34 states and 10 from Canadian provinces. The struggle to find

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someone to scan your cattle is largely over. Plus, the competitive market allows you to solicit bids from multiple technicians hoping to earn your business. Computer speed, software updates and internet advancements have eliminated the need for postal service and huge stacks of paper. Images can be received faster, interpreted more accurately than before and received by the breeder’s inbox in less than 48 hours on average. The CUP lab offers the same level of service to every breeder at the same cost; it has been $4 per head since the doors opened. If mileage fees, costs or scheduling a technician are still a challenge, a little creativity can go a long way in your wallet. You may have to swallow some pride and call a competitor for help. A group of 20 to 30 head might not be enough to entice a busy technician, but including 3 or 4 neighbors would make the trip worth while and spread some cost. Better yet, call the large scale breeder you have bought bulls from over the past five years and see if he or she will let you haul yours in to get scanned the same day they plan to do it. Your bull supplier stands to benefit from the additional scan data, contributing to their genetic base as well as your own. County cattlemen’s association meetings are also great resources. You can seem pretty progressive to the commercial cattlemen in the audience if you spearhead the first ever ultrasound scan in your local area. If

your kid’s 4-H program can successfully organize a county wide steer weigh-in every year, likely you could arrange a day to scan bulls and heifers from the same geographic region. Congregate at the local vet clinic and lump in a semen evaluation for the bulls and pelvic exam for the heifers. This also increases the likelihood of using a safe cattle handling facility and squeeze chute ideal for carcass ultrasound. Every person with a University or breed association name badge will tell you to “scan ‘em all,” for the sake of their next grant proposal or EPD run. Yes, larger contemporary groups are better for EPD calculations since they are dependent on relative differences. However, feeding a heifer you never intend to breed defies all economic sense. Worse yet, keeping the nuts in your poorest bulls for the sake of a contemporary group will likely compel you into selling them as bulls. You can be sure if forced to sell a bull for $1,000 just to get him off the farm you will have a repeat customer, only next time trying to buy your best bull for the same money. For a herd of 40 cows, the most value for ultrasound is found on the female side of the calf crop, especially when heifers are retained as replacements. Since the herd size is smaller, each individual female placed in the herd is critical to the success of the carcass program you desire. If you only choose to scan the bulls good enough to sell as herd sires,

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“One thing is certain, a professional photo and a fullpage ad do not make a bull or cow any better than yours.”

the earliest opportunity to receive any carcass information from your cow herd is when she is bred back as a three year old. If the ultrasound results from her first bull calf are very poor, you have a situation with a yearling bull nobody wants, a calf you likely won’t keep and a bred cow you really don’t want. Keep in mind, to this point you haven’t collected a single dime of income from the cow! In this scenario, spending $20 on each of your potential replacement females seems like a good bargain or a solid insurance policy. Please don’t misconstrue that bull ultrasound data is less important for small herds. If you intend to sell bulls, buyers often demand to see the scan results before they ever start the truck. Though the significance of actual data is down played in the world of genetic evaluation, it still matters immensely to the typical bull buyer, and should matter to you as well. If every potential bull buyer on the place wants to see 4 percent IMF before they go look at a bull, you should do your best to provide it. It starts by keeping heifers that are at least 4% or better. Many breeders only seem to be satisfied if the average for every carcass ultrasound column on their report goes up. It’s a sign that the breeding program is working, right? Unfortunately, bigger is not always better with ultrasound traits. Progress in actual data can be realized by simply emptying the grain bin a little more each

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year. The Achilles heel of technology is that it gives us the tools to make mistakes faster than ever before. For example, you may win the race to raise the bull with the largest ribeye in the county, but it’s possible you would also receive the award for feeding his dam more hay than any other cow on record. Breeders should strive to raise cows that thrive in their environment and compliment them with bulls that generate progeny desired by their customer base. Since most folks buy commercial bulls and females locally, it’s likely that animals that work in your environment will work for your neighbors too. Some programs take pride in having every cow on the farm look the same, inside and out. This only ensures success if every buyer is looking for the same thing. Opinions of what the “ideal” beef animal should look similar on paper and in the pen vary, so a little variety in the cow herd can be a marketing advantage. Remember, carcass ultrasound traits are not adjusted for frame score or weight, only age. As a result, two bulls can be identical in how they scanned yet phenotypically be very different. Cattlemen are no doubt creatures of habit. A trend of buying bulls or females from outside sources can be difficult to break. However, one of the most cost effective uses of ultrasound data is to keep a herd sire you raised. You calved him out, know his complete health history, performance

and carcass traits on your feeding program, the fertility of his dam and the answer to every question you may ask about a bull you are willing to purchase from someone else. To quote one famous cattle breeder, “Why would anyone want to buy a bull from me if I won’t even use one of my own bulls?” In small herds with a genetically similar cow base, this can be a challenge, but tight line-breeding can be extremely successful. If mating a dam to her son troubles you, then put her in the donor pen, offer a flush on her in the upcoming state sale or artificially inseminate (AI) her to the bull of your choice. One thing is certain, a professional photo and a full page ad do not make a bull or cow any better than yours. On the other hand, under the same management, a 15 square inch ribeye with Choice marbling and a quarter inch of backfat is all the same...whether you own 40 cows or 4000.

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New Adult Members COLORADO Herd Prefix: CRBR

IOWA Herd Prefix: TSGR

Britney Creamer 17270 6450 Rd. Montrose, CO 81403 (970) 596-0045

Scott Grimm 1445 F52 Trail Deep River, IA 52222 (319) 330-9738

CONNETICUT Herd Prefix: SLFA

MAINE Herd Prefix: RANB

Scarpa Ledge Farm Deanna Arbucci 344 Old Hartford Rd. Marlborough, CT 06447 (860) 729-0570

Randy Baker 340 Swanville Rd. Frankfort, ME 04438 (207) 223-2560

ILLINOIS Herd Prefix: BLOK Block Farms Scott Block 3540 Public Well St. Paris, IL 61944 (217) 466-6283

Herd Prefix: RWGC Ryan Camps 26234 Fulfs Rd. Sterling, IL 61081 (815) 626-3936

Herd Prefix: PFL Terry Patyk 1578 E. 3rd Rd. Lostant, IL 61334 (815) 368-3551

Herd Prefix: PFE Mike & Taryn Pfeiffer 7612 E. Gurler Rd. Ashton, IL 61006 (815) 453-7738

Herd Prefix: RUF Ruff Brothers Dennis Ruff 1751 23rd Ave. Avon, IL 61415 (309) 465-3565

MARYLAND Herd Prefix: BSFC Brenda Strohmer 3501 Hernwood Rd. Woodstock, MD 21163 (410) 790-7248

MISSOURI Herd Prefix: CREA Creason Cattle Co. Ryan Creason 5469 S.W. S.R. T Polo, MO 64671 (660) 354-3477

NEBRASKA Herd Prefix: CORN David & Robin Cornelius Family David Cornelius 75625 Rd. 339 Madrid, NE 69150 (308) 326-4333

NORTH CAROLINA Herd Prefix: JHRJ Mary Jo Hanes 1611 Moorefield Rd. Danbury, NC 27016 (336) 593-8366

Herd Prefix: SHM Jared Harrell 384 Woodland Church Rd. Hertford, NC 27944 (252) 312-3660 NORTH DAKOTA Herd Prefix: HCCC Jake Hegland 6216 31st St. N.E. Oberon, ND 58357 (701) 793-1818

OHIO Herd Prefix: ADCA Adam Campbell 1137 Wood Rd. New Holland, OH 43145 (740) 495-9198

OKLAHOMA Herd Prefix: BFC Mitchell Fuss 58100 S. 350 Rd. Maramec, OK 74045 (918) 633-8400

TEXAS Herd Prefix: BEBR Betsy Bradley 8902 W. U.S. Hwy. 69 Point, TX 75472 (903) 598-2961

Herd Prefix: MMRC Christian Cattle Co. Mike Christian 14475 E. FM 219 Hico, TX 76457 (254) 597-7121 Herd Prefix: JAPC Parkinson Cattle Co. Jonny & Amber Parkinson 801 N. S.R. 1490 Levelland, TX 79336 (806) 773-6043

Herd Prefix: SCHE Schertz & Schilling Michael Schertz P.O. Box 9 Slaton, TX 79364 (940) 330-1509 WEST VIRGINIA Herd Prefix: GVCC Grand V Cattle Co. Thomas Vaughn 132 Mackle Lane Lewisburg, WV 24901 (304) 647-5198

WYOMING Herd Prefix: DUEL Duello Cattle Co. Dave Duello 1526 St. Hwy. 215 Pine Bluffs, WY 82082 (307) 220-3645

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New Junior Members ARKANSAS

Colton Harp Dequeen, AR (870) 279-1004 Shonda Loyd Dierks, AR (870) 286-2171

Jonathan Mobley Moultrie, GA (229) 985-3983

Austin Tincher Orleans, IN (812) 865-4010

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Dalton Workman Solsberry, IN (812) 825-7360

Cassie Campbell Little York, IL (309) 729-5426

Morgan Street Cave City, AR (870) 307-8579

Emilyn Carter Cornell, IL (815) 358-2833

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Courtney Cox Decatur, IL (217) 971-0293

Shelby Rojas Phoenix, AZ (623) 465-2807

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Emily Despain Grand Ridge, IL (815) 249 6295

Dalton Crawford Oakdale, CA (209) 881-3278

Tyler Lee Winnebago, IL (815) 298-8811

Rylie Egan Janesville, CA (530) 253-3197

Tucker Petersen Alvin, IL (217) 765-2441

Emily Egan Janesville, CA (530) 253-3197

Hunter Peterson Alvin, IL (217) 765-2441

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Nathan Truckenbrod Mendota, IL (815) 539-9811

Shelbi McCall Mayo, FL (386) 294-2616 Jeffrey Mitchell Zephryhills, FL (813) 714-3165

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David Clay Hazlehurst, GA (912) 253-3957 Anna Hartley Moultrie, GA (229) 985-5547

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Heather Beisecker Hillsboro, IN (765) 798-6416 Brandon Johnson Windfall, IN (765) 945-8212 Clayton Oncken Navasota, IN (936) 825-2107

Merrilee York Monrovia, IN (317) 996-2516

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Aneka Conrad West Point, IA (319) 837-6903 Katie Eischeid Carroll, IA (712) 658-2844 Hailey Forbes Lone Tree, IA (319) 629-5373

MARylAND

Kendall Harshman Frederick, MD (301) 631-0166 Chet Stem Westminster, MD (410) 871-2788

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Clay Daily Mayville, MI (989) 673-6384 Aleksei Johnston Davison, MI (810) 658-3932

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Thomas Reints Waterville, MN (507) 317-0135

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Dacota Holtkamp West Point, IA (319) 837-6344

Briana Hixson Jamesport, MO (660) 748-5816

Jake Hunerdosse Indianola, IA (515) 961-4047

Ryan Nelson Vandalia, MO (573) 594-6527

Brittney Keppy Durant, IA (563) 320-6977

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Alexis Weber Parnell, IA (319) 330-2855

KANSAS

Kaylee Simon Dodge City, KS (620) 225-7037

Mallory Beckman Grand Island, NE (308) 384-4711 Allison Beckman Grand Island, NE (308) 384-4711

New hAMpShiRe Morgan Clauss Lancaster, NH (603) 788-3563

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New Junior Members OHio

Jenna Chiavari Waynesburg, OH (330) 866-2207 Quinton Davis Stockport, OH (740) 559-2595

Shelby White Adair, OK (918) 824-8538

Evan Knobloch Archer City, TX (940) 574-2288

Rozalyn Hamlin Ovilla, TX (972) 515-8354

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Micah Murphy Smithville, TX (512) 360-5288

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Garrett Boone Georgetown, PA (724) 573-4324

Trevor Ruff Malta, OH (740) 962-3612

Dustin Coakley Julian, PA (814) 206-8925

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Trent Jenkins Fox, OK Emily Kell Morris, OK (918) 733-1370 Trevor Rider Chickasha, OK (405) 222-1712 Alyssia Shores Bristow, OK (580) 927-3465

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Ashlinn Hartwell Aberdeen, SD (605) 229-3168

texas

Kayla Durrett Chireno, TX (936) 362-2029 Mabree Haliburton Robinson, TX (254) 855-2090

Kassie Nash Boling, TX (979) 657-2426 Zoey Pruitt Bremond, TX (254) 746-7735

Paul Dellinger Mount Jackson, VA (540) 477-2440

Washington

Cayley Allen Stanwood, WA (360) 652-5925

West virginia

Hunter Seidel San Antonio, TX (830) 714-4860

Zane Taylor Parkersburg, WV (304) 481-3593

Tristan Stivors Hondo, TX (830) 741-8471

Wisconsin

Madison Williams Manvel, TX (281) 489-4412

Madeline Matuszewski Deerbrook, WI (715) 623-6725 Katherine Sorenson Somers, WI (262) 497-2526

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Junior Shows ohio State fair

July 31, 2010 – Columbus, Ohio Judge: Cliff Orley, Pennyslavania – heifers Terry Burks, Kentucky – steers

Grand Champion Steer

Grand Champion Steer

Exhibited by Courtney Trimbach, Franklin, Ohio

Exhibited by Charles Colvin, Russelville, Ind.

Grand Champion Female Reserve Overall Exhibited by Cameron Alexander, Sabina, Ohio

Reserve Grand Champion Steer

Reserve Grand Champion Steer

Exhibited by Erica King, Wauseon, Ohio

Exhibited by Katie Mize, North Manchester, Ind.

indiana State fair

Reserve Grand Champion Female Exhibited by Allison Reed, Lindsey, Ohio

Aug. 8-9, 2010 – Indianapolis, Ind. Judges: Blake Nelson, Oklahoma – heifers Jary Douglas, Georgia – steers

illinois State fair

Aug. 12, 2010 – Springfield, Ill. Judge: Clint Rusk, South Dakota

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Female

Exhibited by Sam Grauer, Shiloh, Ohio

Exhibited by Layne Sanders, Greensburg, Ind.

Exhibited by Caleb Seys, Coal Valley, Ill.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Exhibited by Parker Reed, Galveston, Ind.

Exhibited by Kylie Buysse, Geneseo, Ill.

Exhibited by Ashley Buell, Pataskala, Ohio

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Junior Shows iowa State fair ffA Show

Aug. 12, 2010 – Des Moines, Iowa Judge: Scott Schaake, Kansas

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by Alec Myers, Taylorville, Ill.

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Reserve Overall Exhibited by Nick Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa

Grand Champion Female Exhibited by Ellen Flickinger, Hampton, Iowa

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by Elizabeth Heaton, Toulon, Ill.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female 4th Overall Exhibited by Mitch Mauer, Royal, Iowa

iowa State fair 4-h Show

Aug. 17, 2010 – Des Moines, Iowa Judges: Troy Thomas, South Dakota – heifers Mat Lewis, Colorado – steers

No Photo Available Grand Champion Steer

Reserve Grand Champion Female Exhibited by Grant Wittmer, Vinton, Iowa

Exhibited by Max Forsythe, Charles City, Iowa

Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Exhibited by Mitchell Udell, Sioux City, Iowa

Exhibited by Jalynne Russell, Russell, Iowa

Reserve Grand Champion Steer Exhibited by Nicholas Jones, Williamsburg, Iowa

Reserve Grand Champion Female Exhibited by Reid Shockley, Keokuk, Iowa

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by Garrett Anderson, Nevada, Iowa

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Junior Shows South Dakota State Fair

Sept. 4, 2010 – Huron, South Dakota Judge: John Mrozinski, South Dakota

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Grand Champion Steer

Exhibited by Brooke Begalka, Castlewood, S.D.

Exhibited by Nick Tesch, Arlington, S.D.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Exhibited by Ethan Johnson, Baltic, S.D.

Grand Champion Female Exhibited by Sam Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D.

No Photo Available Reserve Grand Champion Female Exhibited by Cadee Schelske, Virgil, S.D.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer

Exhibited by Halley Becking, Florence, S.D.

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The AMAA would like to welcome Dawn Jochim to our team here in Platte City. Dawn will be taking over Mary’s responsibilities in the registrar department. We welcome Dawn and look forward to working with her!

Dawn lives just south of Platte City, Mo. on two acres. She is married to Jeff and they have one daughter, Emily who just started college and is majoring in the healthcare field. Dawn’s current hobbies include reading, swimming, organizing and recently acquired a hobby for cooking. Dawn recently held the Director of Accounting/Memberships position for the American Chianina Association. She also has over 20 years of previous business and office management experience. What she enjoys most about working with a breed association is the positive experience of assisting members accomplish their goals. Dawn looks forward to working with the membership and staff here at the AMAA.

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Open Shows Ohio State Fair

Aug. 1, 2010 – Columbus, Ohio Judge: Jary Douglas, Georgia

No Photo Available Grand Champion Bull Exhibited by Kleman Show Cattle, Ottawa, Ohio

No Photo Available Reserve Grand Champion Bull Exhibited by Candace Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio

Reserve Grand Champion Bull Exhibited by Bob Huffman, Warren, Ind.

Indiana State Fair

Grand Champion Female Reserve Overall

Aug. 11, 2010 – Indianapolis, Ind. Judges: Cody Sankey, Michigan

Exhibited by Cameron Alexander, Sabina, Ohio

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by David Roberts, Swayzee, Ind.

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Grand Champion Female

Exhibited by Ashley Buell, Pataskala, Ohio

Exhibited by Daniel Mooney, Peru, Ind.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by Jennifer Cox, Gleenu, Ind.

Illinois State Fair

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Exhibited by Sam Grauer, Shiloh, Ohio

Exhibited by Caleb Streitmatter, Rensalaer, Ind.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by Kayla Alexander, Sabina, Ohio

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Aug. 13, 2010 – Springfield, Ill. Judge: Dave Wiese, Iowa

Grand Champion Bull

Grand Champion Female

Exhibited by Courtney Dickerson, Martinsville, Ind.

Exhibited by Jason Minnaert, Atkinson, Ill.

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Open Shows

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Exhibited by Hannah Moore, Alton, Ill.

Exhibited by Deal Cattle Co., Galatia, Ill.

Exhibited by Braun Show Cattle, Northwood, Iowa

Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Exhibited by Deal Cattle Co., Galatia, Ill.

Exhibited by Blueprint Cattle Co., Otley, Iowa

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Exhibited by Derek Humphrey, Dixon, Ill.

Exhibited by Amy McCormick, Shelbyville, Tenn.

Exhibited by Danielle Holmes, Algona, Iowa

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by Hannah Moore, Alton, Ill.

iowa State fair

Aug. 14, 2010 – Des Moines, Iowa Judges: Brigham Stewart, Kansas

Grand Champion Bull

Grand Champion Bull

Exhibited by Jason Minnaert, Galatia, Ill.

Exhibited by Braun Show Cattle, Northwood, Iowa & K&A Farm, Blakesburg, Iowa

Grand Champion Female Exhibited by Blueprint Cattle Co., Otley, Iowa

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Open Shows South Dakota State Fair

Sept. 4, 2009 – Huron, South Dakota Judge: Brian Bergee, Montana

Reserve Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Exhibited by Braun Show Cattle, Northwood, Iowa

Exhibited by Britney Volek, Highmore, S.D.

Grand Champion Female Exhibited by Kristen Roe, Florence, S.D.

Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull

Grand Champion Bull

Exhibited by K & A Farm, Blakesburg, Iowa

Exhibited by Par 5 Cattle Co., Lake City, S.D.

Reserve Grand Champion Female Exhibited by Haylee Ringkob, Springfield, S.D.

No Photo Available Reserve Grand Champion Bull Exhibited by Klarembo Maine-Anjou, Letcher, S.D.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull Exhibited by B4 Cattle Co., Blairstown, Iowa

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by Brooke Begalka, Castlewood, S.D.

DUES rEqUirEmEnt Please note if a buyer submits a registration and/or transfer from an owner that is not currently a dues-paid member, that buyer will be charged for the seller’s membership fee or annual dues (adult dues are $100). The exception to this rule is if all animals owned by that individual (non- or inactive member) are being transferred or cancelled at the same time as what the buyer has submitted, the membership fee would be waived. In that regard, work is held until complete payment is received.

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2010 North American International Livestock Exposition Tenative National Show & Convention Schedule ○ Friday, Nov. 12 - Junior Cattle Check-IN ○ Saturday, Nov. 13 - Junior Show 8 a.m. ○ Sunday, Nov. 14, 9 a.m. - Open Maine-Anjou Check-in ○ Sunday, Nov. 14, 1 p.m. - AMAA Committee Meetings ○ Monday, Nov. 15, 9 a.m. - AMAA Committee Meetings ○ Monday, Nov. 15, 2 p.m. - Annual Membership Meeting ○ Monday, Nov. 15, 5 p.m. - Barn Social ○ Tuesday, Nov. 16, 9 a.m. - Board of Directors Meeting ○ Tuesday, Nov. 16, 1 p.m. - “The Maine Focus” National Maine-Anjou Sale ○ Wednesday, Nov. 17, 8 a.m. - National Maine-Anjou Show held in conjunction with 2010 N.A.I.L.E. Show will begin with Maine-Anjou bulls followed by Heifers.

204 Marshall Rd. ● P.O. Box 1100 ● Platte City, MO 64079 (816) 431-9950 ● Fax (816) 431-9951 E-mail: maine@kc.rr.com ● www.maine-anjou.org


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4 PM Thursday, November 25, 2010 Canadian Western Agribition, Regina, SK

Open to all 2010 Registered Mainetainer Heifers 1/4 to 5/8 All heifers must be entered in an Agribition Show - Online entry deadline Oct. 15, 2010. RSM entry deadline is Oct. 15. by email: style_maines@hotmail.com or or by mail: Val Brown, Box 6, Cut Knife, Sask.S0M 0N0(post marked no later than Oct. 15). Entries will not be considered until full payment is made by cheque or money order. Complete rules and regulations can be found at www.agribition.com.

2009 Grand Champion Fairland Cattle Co.

2009 Reserve Grand Champion Wilson Stock Farm

2010 Canadian WesteRn aGRibition shoW sChedule thursday, november 25 4:00 PM Robert Smith Memorial Mainetainer Classic Entry deadline - Oct. 15 Friday, November 26 12:00 PM Maine-Anjou Open Show Online entry deadline - Oct. 15 www.agribition.com

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Canadian Maine-Anjou Association 40th Anniversary 1970-2010 SASkAtChewAn MAine-Anjou ASSoCiAtion Box 6, Cut Knife, Sask.S0M 0N0 (306) 398-2822 email:style_maines@hotmail.com

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Maine-Anjou

Cattle that fit

Commercial Acceptance Distinguished Quality Always in the Spotlight

A breed excelling in performance, feed efficiency, disposition and superb carcass traits, Maine-Anjou cattle have it all. The Maine-Anjou breed has been a strong force in the cattle industry, bringing outstanding traits to both the cow/calf and feedlot producers and dominating in the showring. Maine-Anjou cattle are the commercial cattleman’s dream, offering top-producing females, high performing feedlot steers and bulls that are highly sought after. Maine-Anjou females are some of the best in the cattle industry. High average daily gains to oustanding carcass qualities, Maine-Anjou steers excel by any standard. Maine-Anjou bulls are in high demand bringing forth an array of quality genetics that cattlemen are looking for. Maine-Anjou cattle are known for their ability to dominate in the showring. Their eye appeal is second to none and with their gentle nature, exhibitors can show at ease. Winning numerous supreme champion honors, they are one of the top sought after by serious showmen.

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Advertising... Absolutely! by Lindsey Broek, editor/director of communications

“Advertising is totally unnecessary… unless you want to make money.” How true is that statement? Here at the Voice, we strive to find the very best avenue for you to sell your program or market your product, whether that is through the Voice publication, Banner Ads, Web site applications or an E-mail Blast. We all know that advertising involves expense, but without advertising how do you expect to sell a product and make any income? Kudos to all of you who have come up with a product to sell, but customers simply don’t know about you or your products unless you tell them. What advertising does for you is tell people “Here’s what we’ve got, here’s what it will do for you and here’s how to get it.” Seems pretty simple, right? In today’s day and age advertising is so simple; you would be almost crazy not to capitalize. Not only is it simple but there are so many different avenues you as breeders can take to advertise your product. Whether your route is printed publications, a Facebook page, Web sites, YouTube, Blogs and so many more, now is the time to jump in head first and

aggressively sell the product you have worked so hard to develop. Here are some of the ways the Maine-Anjou Voice can “sell you and your product” through advertising: ● Print Ad published in the Maine-Anjou Voice magazine. The Voice reaches a unique target market by appealing to a specific audience of Maine-Anjou breeders and those who are interested in purchasing Maine-Anjou genetics in the future. What better way to get the word out about your unique products and services then to reach out through the Voice and directly contacting fellow breeders and prospective buyers. ● Banner Ad on the Web site. Banner Ads are probably the best bang for your buck if you are operating on a limited budget. If you look on our Web site, www.maine-anjou.org, you will notice a scrolling advertisement at the top of the page. The reader simply clicks on the Banner Ad and it will take them directly to your Web site for more information about you and your program.

● E-mail Blasts Generally used as a reminder, e-mail blasts can be a successful way to remind people of your upcoming sale date or special events. ● DIY program by EDJE, the newest addition to the Voice toolbox of interactive marketing tools. The DIY program makes it fast and easy for you to design your own flyers, ads, Web sites and business cards in a rapid user friendly format. For more details on this exciting addition, see the ad in the current issue of the Voice or check out our Web site at www.maine-anjou.org. If there is anything we here at the Voice can do to make your advertising efforts easier or help stretch your marketing dollar by creating the most “bang for the buck”, please do not hesitate to call me. I look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming shows this fall. Travel safe!

November/December Deadline

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Card Ads Colorado Blind Badger ranch Jim Hett (303) 435-1271 Brian Fox (970) 483-5126 Ft. Morgan, Colo.

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Indiana

Louisiana

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Breeders of Quality registered Maine-anjou & Mainetainers

Breeding Cattle and Show Cattle Private treaty

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Everett Tom

8542 N. Harper Rd. Leesburg, IN 46538

Foundational • Commercial • Show Quality Cattle Everett - Mike - Steve Forkner Rt. 1 Box 19 • Richards, MO 64778 www.trulinemaines.com • (877) 489-0570 • eforktlg@inetvisions.net

Montana since 1971

The RIGHT BEGINNING for a GOOD ENDING Ken, Audrey and Kendall Bremer 23384 Ridge Rd., Blakesburg, IA 52536 (641) 938-2163 kafarm@iowatelecom.net • www.kafarm.net

North Dakota

P.O. Box 1475 Fort Benton, MT 59442 Mike O’Hara — (406) 734-5434 Heath O’Hara — (406) 734-5443 Hardy O’Hara — (406) 734-5252 www.oharalandandcattle.com

Black Polled Purebred & Percentage Maine-Anjou

Gene & Danette Loder 13408 90th St. S.W. • Scranton, ND 58653 (701) 275-6227 — home • (701) 206-0721 — cell lodercc@ndsupernet.com

Ohio

Clover Hill Cattle High and Low% Maine-Anjou Cattle Specializing in calving ease bulls. Jeff, Becky, Jessie, Cale and Jenna Ziegler Phone: (330) 364-4777/(330) 204-2668 Dover, Ohio

Oklahoma Maine-anjou Bulls & Heifers Spring and Fall Club Calves Max and Debra Redgate John and Chancey Hanson Waynoka, Oklahoma

(580) 824-1041 • (580) 334-3439 31/2 miles East of Waynoka on Hwy. 281

Nebraska Bill Willers Home: (402) 379-3130 Cell: (402) 841-5150

Maelyn Aschoff Farm: (402) 565-4256 Cell: (402) 841-2124

84510 562 Ave. • Stanton, NE 68779 www.showsteers.com/mittens

Bob Fields, D.V.M. • Maine-Anjou • Show Cattle • Bulls • Seedstock 36578 Morgan Hill Rd. • Wister, OK 74966 (918) 655-7750 • (918) 655-3105 okiebluesky@hotmail.com

Maine-Anjou and Angus Bulls For Sale At The Farm

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We will miss you!

Over the years, many of you have more than likely been greeted by the friendly voice of Mary Atchison. Over the last 10 years Mary has fearlessly taken on the responsibility of the American Maine-Anjou Assocition (AMAA) registration department. But as is life, all good things must come to an end and Mary will be retiring this October. Throughout the years Mary has had the opportunity to talk with so many breeders over the phone and “many have become just like family” says Atchison. Atchison is no stranger to the breed association line of work being involved in some aspect for the last 27 years. Through the years she has come to

know many of the breeders and shared so much about one another’s families. “There are people who I have never met, but I feel like I know just from phone conversations we have had.” It’s no question Mary will certainly miss her daily contact with her coworkers and breeders that have been such a big part of her life for so many years. Upon retiring Mary plans on spending a large portion of her free time with her grandkids. They are the “Light of my life” says Atchison. Along with spending time with her grandchildren Mary also plans to volunteer, stay active within her church organization and even work a few days a week here at the association! She would like to say thank you to all for allowing her to be a part of your lives for such a long time. “Many of you are like family and I’m grateful that I had the opportunity to serve you in my role as registrar.” We here at the AMAA wish Mary the very best in her future endeavors and thank her for her many years of service. Mary, you will be missed!

From left, Evan, 6 Reagan, 8 months and Grace, 9. Mary plans on spending much of her free time with her wonderful grandchildren.


to be sold in the 2011 Bright Lights National Maine-Anjou Sale Thank you to all past donators and buyers! We appreciate your support towards the National Junior Show. Without your continued support, events like Junior Nationals would not be possible!

Make plans to attend the 2011 National Junior Maine-Anjou Show June 26 - July 2, Kansas City, Mo. Held in conjunction with Charolais and Chianina Junior Nationals!

P.O. Box 1100 Platte City, MO 64079 (816) 431-9950 ajmaa@kc.rr.com


From Conception to Consumption, Maine-Anjou Beef is the Answer Iowa Breeders Focus on Adding Value to Their Cattle by Jennifer Bremer

Do you know where your beef comes from? Most cattle producers can answer that question since they keep a calf of their own to feed out and enjoy. However, today’s consumers do not have that luxury, yet they want to know more about the food they are eating and where it comes from. Southern Iowa Maine-Anjou breeders, Beau and Shanen Ebersole, want to help consumers understand where their food comes from, especially their beef. For the past three years Shanen has focused on how they could sell the beef from their MaineAnjou calves that were not kept for breeding stock. “I want to get to the point where we can sell all our calves as beef, bulls and heifers,” she said. “This year we were able to make our farm payment from the extra money we made selling our beef, so I feel like we are well on our way.” The idea of selling beef came to them when a herd bull broke his leg and had to be replaced. “Losing a herd bull and having to come up with the money to replace him right before turn out time made us think about how we could make a good profit on our beef instead of just taking what we get at the salebarn for a cull animal,” said Shanen. Now they have found a way to make a premium on their nonbreeding stock beef by selling it as beef.

added value of selling beef will give them more of a chance to do that.

Happy, Healthy Beef

From left, Beau, Adelyda, Shanen, Wyatt and Jolene.

The Herd While Shanen is the beef expert of the family, Beau is the cattle expert and studies pedigrees and knows their herd inside and out. The herd consists of about 100 mostly purebred Maine-Anjou cows, with a few MaineTainer and Angus cows. The pedigrees are mostly older foundation genetics, cows that can milk, mother and make meat. “Our focus is to raise efficient, productive and attractive cattle,” said Beau. “All of our females are culled based on feed efficiency and fertility. We do believe that you can raise an efficient cow who is also attractive in the showring.” They also like the docile attitude of the Maine-Anjou cattle, which makes working together on the ranch as a family more enjoyable. Their children, Adelyda, 10, Jolene, 7 and Wyatt, 2, enjoy riding their horses or riding along in the truck to help with all the aspects of the cattle operation. An operation that they hope can someday be passed on to their children. The

The Ebersoles want to sell their beef to families interested in purchasing from a small family farm that is concerned with the environment, the health and the welfare of the animals. “We had a friend, who is a vegetarian refer to our beef as happy, healthy beef and that’s how we like to look at it too,” said Shanen. “Mostly what consumers want to know is where their meat is coming from and we can show them that.” Three different options are available in the beef they sell. Shanen said that Maine-Anjou beef is the perfect fit to their beef program. “Maine-Anjou cattle mature and finish at a younger age with more lean beef product than most other breeds, and thus results in an extremely tender and flavorful meat,” she said. All of their meat is considered all-natural, as the calves are born in the pastures without the use of hormones or drugs. Antibiotics are rarely used, only to treat specific illnesses and never used on a routine basis. The first option is 100 percent grass-fed beef, which is available for the early winter delivery. These calves never receive any grains and are raised on fresh grasses their entire lives. Fall calves are used in the grass-fed program and


Harvest Time

Beau and Shanen moving cow’s in their grass fed beef program.

are harvested at 18 to 20 months of age, which is sooner than the usual 24 to 36 month harvesting age for most grass-fed animals. “We have an advantage because our Maine-Anjou cattle mature earlier and we don’t have to feed them as long,” she added. The second option is pastured beef, which is their most popular beef. These calves are raised on pasture with some grains offered to them, but never more than 2 percent of their body weight. This beef is available in the summer and fall. “This pastured beef has a great balance of flavor, tenderness and health for both the cattle and the consumer,” Shanen said. The third option is corn-finished beef, which is available in the late winter and spring. Calves are fed this way during the winter months when they perform better on corn and extra energy due to the cold weather. Their cattle are fed all whole grains and no by-products. They feel it is important to know what they are feeding. At weaning time, they use yeast in the feed to keep the rumen functioning properly and prevent stress. Calves are vaccinated prior to breeding season and antibiotics are not used unless an animal is extremely sick. If an animal is treated, they keep that meat for their own consumption. “You just learn how to treat problems differently or let them heal themselves,” said Beau.

is available to be purchased in different amounts- half, quarter, Finding the right locker to eighth, a mixed refrigerator 30 lb. harvest the beef took several tries bundle, grass fed ground beef by and now they are very pleased the pound, grass fed beef sticks with their choice in Milo, Iowa. and grass fed beef jerky. “The people in Milo have been One of their most popular very good to work with. Since we products is the grass-fed beef like to use all parts of the animal sticks. Some experimenting had we had to find someone who was to be done to make the sticks an willing to understand that,” said all-natural product. “They are a Shanen. The meat they sell must be inspected at harvest and when it is cut up. The meat must also be labeled for resale. Besides selling the meat, soup bones are sold for dog food, organ meats are sold for ethnic diets and dog food, tallow is sold to a soap maker, hides are tanned and skulls are sold for rustic Western decor. Prior to harvest, the animals that All natural beef sticks are just one of the many are receiving grain are cut back products offered by Ebersole Cattle Co., on intake and five days prior to favorite of ours and many of our harvest, the grain is removed all customers. They have just the together. By removing the grain, right amount of spices for my two the acidic level in the rumen year old to still like them,” she is lowered, thus lowering the said. presence of natural Escherichia They also offer a pay as it grows coli in the animal’s system. option, which allows the customer They are sure to always handle to pay a deposit to reserve beef their animals in a low-stress and also pay for the meat in small environment to prevent the amounts each month prior to increase of natural hormones receiving it. “This helps our budget that can affect the meat quality. and the budget of those who are Recently, when one steer did buying our beef,” said Shanen. not want to be sorted in the loading pen, they rescheduled the Last year the Ebersoles sold 15 beef and so far in 2010 they have harvesting appointment for that sold 20, with reservations for 10 animal and the other they had more. They hope this number will planned to take also. They always grow to the point that no calves haul two head together to ensure have to be sold off the farm. “As they are calm on the trailer. cattlemen we need to know what Shanen has used social mediawe are putting in our animals Twitter, Facebook and her blog, because that is what today’s www.greenranchingmom.blogspot. consumer wants to know,” said com for getting the word out on Shanen. “Cattlemen need to think their beef. Beef is sold at farmer’s outside the box and be confident markets, on the Web site, www. that how we are caring for our ebersolebeef.com and through other animals is being reflected properly groups such as the Iowa Food in a healthy end product.” Cooperative. Beef has been shipped to California, Texas, West Virginia, Arizona, Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa. Their beef


story by Kasey Herman photos by Lindsey Broek Twenty members of the American Junior MaineAnjou Association (AJMAA) representing five states joined together in Fayetteville, Ark., July 29 - Aug. 1, 2010 for All Roads Lead to Success, the AJMAA National Youth Leadership Conference (NYLC). The weekend started off with a little taste of down home southern cooking at the Catfish Hole in Fayetteville. We all enjoyed catfish, hush puppies, frog legs and sweet tea. We ended the night with a couple games at the hotel. It gave the juniors a chance to learn more about one another. Friday morning we headed to Tyson for a tour of their state of the art Discovery Center. While there industry leader, Craig Bacon, explained how Tyson began and how they became an industry powerhouse today. We were given the opportunity to see how they test their food with panelists, try a new food product that is currently being tested for McDonalds and shown where they manufacture hundreds of their products. Despite the fact that Tyson processes 50 million chickens a year, they actually process more beef than they do chicken! Next on the agenda was the University of Arkansas Friday afternoon. We were able to see their beef arena and learn about their judging program. That afternoon we were given a tour around the university campus by three ag students and learned some very interesting facts about the U of A.

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Saturday, Andrew McCrea joined us at the hotel as the speaker for the day. He worked with the juniors on team building, becoming strong leaders and how to keep motivation and enthusiasm when working on projects. Andrew had time to meet with the junior board in the afternoon. He worked with them on how to plan for a big event and keep communication amongest the group. They learned valuable problem solving skills to use when faced with challenges on the board. The attendees closed the weekend with discussing where to have next year’s NYLC. We hope that by discussing where the juniors would like to go we will get more of them to attend. They decided on Fort Collins, Colo. for the 2011 NYLC! We hope those of you that could not make it this year will be able to in 2011. Participants included, Bailey Buck, Okla., Rashele Blakley, Okla., Rachael Carlson, Mo., Carrie Elmore, S.C., Cody Green, Ark., Corey Green, Ark., Ryan Jones, Okla., Anna Loftin, La., Reighly Blakley, Okla., Corey Ruff, Ark., Candace Ruff, Ark., Holly Rush, Ark., Holly Lloyd, Ark., Mackenzi Dorsey, Okla., Chasey Hull, Okla., Breanna Archey, Okla., Kaitlin Bell, Okla., Megan LaRue, Okla., Becca Moore, Okla. and Ryan Holaway, Texas. Thank you to everybody that helped make the 2010 NYLC a huge success!

October 2010


Thank-You!

The American Junior Maine-Anjou Association (AJMAA) would like to thank the following for their support in donating or purchasing items in the silent auction during the 2010 National Junior Show. We appreciate your support towards the 2010 National Youth Leadership Conference (NYLC) in Fayetteville, Ark. July 29 - Aug. 1. Alisa Neil Becca Chamberlin Matt Erickson Edje Sheila Miller Showstring Randy Miller Diane Broek Sue Cantrell Amy Jo Remmele DJ Cattle Company Tom Remmele Randall Family Curt Larson Ryan Jones & Family Barry Hoffman Kasey Petzold Reid Family Landon Worden Fit-N-Weed Brian Worden SEK Genetics Mike Gunderson Green Family Farms John & Rhonda Boddicker Thomas Sell Wyatt Buzzell Midway Farms Maci Chamberlin STJ Ruffing Cattle Co.

Tera Rooney Candace Muir Troy Jones Trans Ova Mark Core Maine-Anjou Voice Show Circuit Club Calf Paradise Shane Prill Brett Clanton Mike & Kathy Bell DRCC Sue Salton Breeders’ World Great Plains Maine Rooney Ranch Nathan Wagner Showtimes M Lazy Heart Ranch Chicot Farms Kasey Herman Lindsey Broek Rademacher Family Brian Goettemoeller Bovance Tyler Lemmon Rashele Blakley Carrie Elmore Diana Sampson Holly Rush

PO Box 1100 Platte City, Mo 64079 (816) 431-9950 ajmaa@kc.rr.com

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Thank you to Vermeer for their generous donation to the 2010 National Junior Maine-Anjou Show! Your support is greatly appreciated! Titan Machinery, Inc. 655 Hwy T14 Pella, IA 50219 Phone: 641-628-2131 Fax: 641-628-9677 www.titanmachinery.com October 2010

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Selling full sib embryo’s to this $29,000 2009 Exposure highlight and the 2006 Jr. National Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female!

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female 2010 National Junior Show. Offering full sib embryos to this outstanding female!

Matings out of these exciting females sell!

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Held in conjunction with the 2010 American Royal, Kansas City, MO

Schedule

Thursday, October 28

● Check-in Open and Junior Cattle, 9 a.m. ● World Class Maine-Anjou Sale, 7 p.m..

Sale Managed by

Tyler Humphrey (419) 230-3450 P.O. Box 314 ● Harrod, OH 45850

www.humphreymarketingsolutions.com 204 Marshall Road ● P.O. Box 1100 Platte City, MO 64079 Office: (816) 431-9950 Fax: (816) 431-9951 October 2010

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Index/Dateline Index of Advertisers Blind Badger Ranch .........37,54 Bovance ..................................39 Bushy Park Farm...................BC Canadian Maine-Anjou Association .............................34 Carlson, Rick.............................3 Cattle Max...............................39 Clover Hill Farm ....................37 Cattle Visions .........................39 Conover, Al .............................38 Continental Livestock Services...................................39 County Line Ranches............38 DeJong Ranch.........................38 Denison Acres........................37 DeRouchey, Fred...................38 Dorran, Steve .........................38 DP Sales Services..................39 EDJE Technologies ................50 Ebersole Cattle Co. ...............37 Great American Insurance Group ......................................39 Green Valley Cattle Co. ......IFC Greer Farm, The ....................38 H&H Cross Covered Farms...... ................................................38

Jones Show Cattle ...................4 K&A Farm ...............................37 KNP Land & Cattle Co. .........38 Korrey, John............................38 Kreis, Ron ...............................38 Lathrop Livestock Transportation.......................39 Loder Cattle Co., ..................37 Mid-Continent Farms .............1 Nowatzke Cattle ..................IBC NuHaven Cattle Co. ..............38 O’Hara Land & Cattle............37 Okie Blue Sky Farms........... .37 PrimeTime Agri Marketing Network...................................39 Redgate Cattle Co. ................37 Secondino, Jame....................39 Sheridan, Bill .........................39 Tom Farms ..............................37 Truline Maines ....................7,38 Wendt, Kevin .........................39 Willers Mitten Brand.............37 Wilson Stock Farm ................38 Winegardner, Brad ................56 Yardley, Gib............................10

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Entry Deadline: N.A.I.L.E., Louisville, Ky. Mid Continent Farms and Partners Sale, Bourbonnais, Ill. Open Maine-Anjou Show, Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, Okla. North Eastern Regional Junior Maine-Anjou Show, held in conjunction with the Keystone International Livestock Exposition (KILE), Harrisburg, Pa. Tulsa Maine-Anjou Futurity Sale, held during the Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, Okla. Junior Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer Show, Tulsa State Fair, Tulsa, Okla. Mid Continent Farms Annual Club Calf Sale, Washington, Kan. Fall Premier XVI Sale, Buck Cattle Co., Madill, Okla. Nowatzke Heifer Sale, Michigan City, Ind. Tradition of Excellence Elite Heifer Sale, Bushy Park Farm, Mitchell, S.D. 2010 World Class Maine-Anjou Sale, American Royal, Kansas City, Mo. 2010 National Maine-Anjou Show (junior show followed by open show), American Royal, Kansas City, Mo.

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1st Annual Special Reserve Sale, Carlson Maine-Anjou, Plattsburg, Mo. High Standard Female Sale, Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio Winegardner Harvest of Excellence, Lima, Ohio Blind Badger Ranch, Back to the Basics V, Fort Morgan, Colo. North American International Livestock Exposition Junior Maine-Anjou Show, Louisville, Ky. Entry Deadline: Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull and Female Sale, NWSS, Denver, Colo. The "Maine Focus" National Maine-Anjou Sale, held in conjunction with the 2010 North American International Livestock Exposition National Maine-Anjou Show (Open Maine-Anjou Bull Show, Open MaineTainer and Open Maine-Anjou female show), held in conjunction with the 2010 North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, Ky. Yardley Cattle Company's Focus on the Female Sale, Beaver, Utah Top Cut Female Sale, Washington, Kan.

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Deadline: January/February Voice Green Valley "Big Picture" Female Sale, Atkinson, Neb. Hartman Cattle Company 15th Customer Appreciation Sale, Syracuse, Neb.

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Sunday, November November 7th 7th ●● Fort Fort Morgan, Morgan, Colo. Colo. Sunday,

Selling one full sib to the Reserve MaineAnjou Female at the 2010 Junior National!

Selling one full sib to this outstanding female! ● Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female 2009 N.A.I.L.E

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Selling five full sibs to this many time champion for Hannah Moore! ● Division Champion 2010 NWSS ● Champion Maine-Anjou 2010 Illinois Beef Expo. ● Champion AOB 2010 Kentucky Beef Expo.

Selling two full sibs to this many time champion and past Show Heifer of the Year!

For sale catalog requests please e-mail Brian at brian.m.fox@hotmail.com. Make sure to visit our Web site at www.blindbadgerranch.com and check out sale videos and photos! Blind Badger Ranch 3584 Rd. 22 ● Fort Morgan, CO 80701 Brian Fox - (970) 483-5126 Jim Hett - ( 303) 435-1271 October 2010

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- Supreme Champion Female, 2010 Nebraska State Fair Open Show - Division Champion MaineTainer Heifer, 2010 Maine Junior Nationals - Fourth Overall & Champion Chi Heifer, 2010 ISU AGR Showdown - Champion Chi Heifer, 2010 Cyclone Classic Shown by Sammie Pallas; Purchased by Dunk Cattle Co.

- Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, 2009 Ohio AGR - Third Overall & Champion Chi Heifer, 2010 Ohio State Fair Jr Show - Champion Chi Heifer, 2010 Ohio State Fair Open Show Purchased by Gary Apel

- Fifth Overall & Reserve MaineTainer Heifer, 2010 Northeast Livestock Classic Shown by the Herbolsheim Family; Purchased by Luke Spencer

- Champion ShorthornPlus Female, 2010 Michigan Beef Expo Purchased by the Henderson Family of Oklahoma. - Champion Steer, 2009 Heart of it All, Both Rings - Champion Steer, 2009 Ohio AGR Purchased by Tyler Heintz

Saturday, November 6, 2010 Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio

View sale cattle pictures at www.winegardnershowcattle.com

Brad, Melanie, Ashlie & Hannah Tyler & Natalie Brad: 419.303.3399 • Tyler: 419.236.4375 • State Route 309, Lima, Ohio bmwinegardner@watchtv.net • www.winegardnershowcattle.com

Steers for sale private treaty all fall. Call or stop by!


Elite Female Sale

lot 1 3/4 Maine Ali X P. Blend

October 23rd | 3 p.m. CST | Mitchell.South Dakota | At The Farm

Offering you what could be the most impressive set of genetics ever assembled! Including the largest set of Sooner progeny ever sold at public auction.

lot 4 PB Maine

Hotline X Lexi

Selling: 50 head of Maine-Anjou, MaineTainer, Simmental & Chi influenced show heifers. 40 head of donor quality bred heifers. 15 head of mature females and donors. 10 head of Fall aged bulls that are ready to work. And, a few select frozen genetic packages.

JOin US On OCTOBeR 23RD FOR The evenT OF The FAll! lot 64 3/4 Maine

lot 3 3/4 Maine

Hard Drive X Destiny Sells bred to Benz. - A full sib to Chamberlin’s many time champion.

Vendetta X Dr. Who

lot 38 PB Maine

Boomer X The Man

www.bpfcc.com • 888-502-7322

Bushy Park Farm - Steve Robinson, Owner 40281 260th Street, Mitchell, SD 57301• Fax: 605-996-0721 Cory Thomsen, General Manager, 605-730-2397 • 888-502-7322

For more information or to request a sale catalog: Kevin Mears, 937.533.0169 or 937.839.6142 www.stockoptionsmarketing.com

Check our web site for information on our February Tradition of Excellence Bull Sale. And, the second annual Girls of Summer Show Heifer Sale in Marrietta, OK on March 26, 2011. Where we’ll be showcasing our best summer and fall born show heifer prospects.

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