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Willow springs cattle company wants to extend our sincerest tHank you to John Boddicker as he ends his tenure as the executive vice President of the american maine-anjou association. We are proud of John’s leadership, friendship and his special dedication to the maine-anjou breed. His one of a kind attitude, passion and willingness to put the breed and others first is truly outstanding and admired by so many. thank you John!

We are thrilled to welcome Blake nelson to the maine-anjou family. Blake has accepted the executive vice President position with the american maine-anjou assoc. Blake represents many strong values that we as maine-anjou breeders respect and admire. We are excited for the future and know that Blake will be a strong leader as he charges the breed forward. We encourage all current & future maine-anjou breeders to get to know Blake. Welcome Blake!

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201RT Donor (Blacks Direction X Hall of Fame) This is the outstanding Full Sib to Titan, Ten Thousand Acres and Back Forty. These bulls including their sire, Rodman, offer as unique and different pedigree twists of any in the Angus breed. The pure performance profile coupled with REAL calving ease is as good as it gets. This is the growthiest, most extended brother yet and should be the best one yet for siring those modern show heifers. Half Section’s dam went Pathfinder on her first three calves and his paternal granddam is Pathfinder as well. His sire JSAR Rodman has as good of actual progeny records in the breed. 22 herds with 179 progeny, 98 birth ratio, 104 weaning ratio, 105 yearling ratio. 13 herds with 35 daughters averaging 103 nursing ratio. Projected EPDs: +9CED, -1.2 BW, 60 WW, 97 YW, 27 Milk, 70.07 $W, 97.02 $B. Owned with Brandon Bird, Texas

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Wolf is not just your average Broker halfblood. The stoutness and unparalleled look has made him a stand out from birth. The key is his JSAR Angus dam. She is a Vixon that comes directly from our stoutest 765 ET set of females that are identically bred to past Bull Test high performers and ADG winners. WOLF’s dam was our high-selling bred female in our 2011 Angus Sale and line bred Vixon 765. The Vixon cow family originally had a mix of Fink and Griswold Genetics. Owned with Marty Rusk Family, Kansas

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MCF Beau’s Full Brother, MCF Bohannon, 46th National Champion Bull. Currently all of Bohannon’s calf crop remains undefeated in class at all shows. These genetics are rare and very prepotant. The potential of his young full brother is incredible. This outcorss young sire has all the potential of his National Champion Brother. Named Beau in honor of his brother Bo Bo and also on of the very first (Bull of the year recipients) “Beau IVO” imported to our own Washington County by the Lester Laue Ranch. “Beau” by definition “A rich fashionable young man,”“A Dandy. “ Enough said! Owned with Taylor Family, Kansas

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Image by Robin Kleine, Focus Marketing Group taken at Wolf Show Cattle - Morenci, MI

Features 12 COMMERCIAL BEEF BUSINESS FIRST

by Marty Ropp, Allied Genetic Resources

24 PROPER CARE FOR hERd SIRES IS VALUEBULL! by Tyler Melroe, Hubbard Feeds

Other departments 6 headquarters by Blake Nelson

32 Announcements 34 New Junior Members 36 New Adult Members 40 Junior Update by Hannah Topmiller

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Current EPD Profile (Active) MaineTainer Sires MaineTainer Dams Maine-Anjou Sires Maine-Anjou Dams

CE 6.5 6.8 7.2 7.2

BW 2.1 2.1 2.5 2.4

WW 35.8 37.6 39.5 39.8

YW 72.4 75.7 78.4 78.6

MCE 0.9 1.8 2.8 2.9

MM 19.3 19.7 19.4 19.4

MWW 37.1 38.5 39.2 39.3

CW -3 -1.1 1 1

FT 0.01 0.01 0 0

REA 0.13 0.14 0.18 0.17

MARB 0.18 0.2 0.19 0.2

%RT 0.26 0.26 0.32 0.31

by Blake Nelson, executive vice president

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American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) Mission Statement The AMAA will promote Maine-Anjou genetics that provide superior, value added performance, docility and carcass excellence for the beef industry, while also providing expanded membership services for adult and junior members. I hope that you all are making it through the winter and had a happy holiday season. I leave the experience of my first fall sale season very excited and enthused about the demand for Maine genetics. I have personally witnessed the strong favor that Maine heifer calves find at these sales. I believe to sustain this market we as an association and breeders have to continue investing in the junior exhibitors that are purchasing these females. Not only are these young cattle enthusiasts our life source today, but they are imperative in the future of the Maine-Anjou breed. I think a sustainable plan for any cattle breed but particularly ours is to focus on two major areas for growth and enhancement, our AJMAA program and the commercial bull market. From my observation three of the largest active breeds today have done this. Angus, Hereford and Simmental are all harvesting success in these areas. Can the Maine-Anjou breed do the same? I believe so. Our junior program is one of our strongest assets and is a segment of the association that we will continue to build. Our goal here at headquarters is to continue to create more educational and leadership development opportunities for our youth. Along with these two areas, increasing the amount of scholarships is a key focus. All of these ideas are great but without the financial means to carry them out it is futile. This is where we have to start investing in these young people whether it is from a monetary or time standpoint, they are both needed! The Reaching Beyond Foundation is a great place to start investing in the future of our breed and its people! A link has been added on the Maine Web site, maine-anjou.org, to streamline this effort or if you would like you can contact myself, Lindsey or Carol Willoughby to answer any questions regarding the foundation. If you have read any of my previous 6

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messages you will know that the commercial bull market is embedded in the articles. It is at the forefront of my thoughts everyday as I take actions on behalf of the AMAA membership. I believe that we have an opportunity to make a contribution to the beef industry and I feel that all of us have to consider this part of the industry when making breeding decisions. The need for a specific breed is only a reality if there is a viable demand for that breed’s genetics. The commercial cow-base is dominated by British based genetics. We all know that the inherent strengths of this type of cowherd will be low maintenance, maternally efficient and usually strong in marbling. However, the offspring produced from this English cow-base will lack in efficient growth, muscle and positive yield grade. This is where I believe we have an opportunity to stake a claim if we can produce the right bulls. We don’t have to be the breed that has the answer for everything, but be very good at what we have to offer! The traits that are needed to compliment the majority of commercial cowherds in the U.S. are: docility, reasonable birth weights, feed efficiency/ growth and muscle all in a sound problem free package that is supported by reliable EPDs. Can we deliver these traits? I believe we have all these in hand we just don’t have enough of the breeders that are actively trying to produce these bulls! If you study the breed and look at our members that have a substantial bull market it should come as no surprise that they are focused on producing the type of product that has been previously mentioned. These breeders have a program and stick to it. I have heard many people say that the needed genetics to produce these industry acceptable bulls are not available. I encourage you to stay within the breed when you are looking for the answers to your breeding program.

Food for thought: Older genetics may be the answer, today’s cowherd is different in size and type then the industry trend was when those bulls where first available. Just some thoughts from a newcomer that believes we have some genetic resources that we can re-tap. Get on the phone and talk to breeders about what cattle are working and which genetics are not, this was standard practice before the internet. I believe that we can accomplish our goals by communicating and working together! To achieve success there must be a collaborative effort between the breeders and membership. Before every action all of us need to ask ourselves “Is this for the betterment of the breed?” Looking at the Maine-Anjou breed when we have hit obstacles in the past it has usually been from individuals that focused solely on the advancement of their own program despite the harmful impact to the breed or potentially the beef industry. At the time these types of folks may have seen a short term success but typically they disperse or move on. We are a small breed, in order for us to make the largest strides we all need to be heading in the same direction. A few office updates; the transition to Digital Beef is still ongoing, this process has been lengthy but I feel it will be extremely beneficial. If you have any concerns or questions please contact us. We have been able to talk Rhonda into staying on part-time to assist and mentor new staff. I would like to remind you about the Bright Lights Sale in Denver on January 16th. An outstanding group of bulls, females and genetic opportunities have been consigned. I would like to wish all or our exhibitors the best of luck and safe travels. Please let us now if we can be of assistance! We are here to serve all of you! Best Regards, Blake


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Holden’s Maines and More Commercial Cattlemen, Our Cattle excel in the “Auction Ring and On the Rail!” 3rd place steer out of 50 head in the 2013 Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Carcass Challenge. In the 2014 challenge we were 11th place out of 64 head. We have another steer entered in this year’s challenge. Retail Value/Day on Test - $6.456 ADG on Test - 5.1 lbs. ADG Overall - 4.61 lbs. Final Weight - 1,502 lbs.

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Mike Holden utilizes a variety of tools including performance data, EPDs and Igenity DNA profiles in order to select those animals with the greatest profit potential for his herd. He has the data to prove that his cattle excel in the feedlot and on the rail. Maybe the best benefit are the replacement heifers out of Holden bulls that make tremendous mama cows! Gary Felger, Igenity Technical Manager

Docility is a very important part of our operation!

Our cattle have been the Advanced Cattle Feed Value Based Champion 8 out of the last 10 years at the Greene County Fair. We have also stood 1st or 2nd the last four years at the Sac County Fair. If you are looking for cattle with an emphasis on maternal, calving-ease, and proven strong carcass performance then give us a call! Give us a call, we’d love to show you our cattle. Mike Holden at 712.830.8994 or e-mail: mholdfam@netins.net web site: holdensmainesandmore.com 559 240th - Scranton, IA 51462 10 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016


Holden’s Maines and More We make cattle... BETTER!

I have worked with Mike Holden’s cattle operation for over 10 years. In that time, calves have been placed in pen-of three contests in several counties and they have always dominated in ADG and particularly in the “on-the-rail” competition. His calves’ carcasses have excelled with or without the use of hormone implants. Al Pudenz, Cargill Animal Nutrition Consultant

Genet Data from January 14, 2014 Tag #

Kill Date

CW

REA

/Cwt Fat

% RP Mblg CAB

QG

YG

CRCS $

VALUE

+/- $

715 14-Jan-14

865

13.96 1.61 0.36 65.26 5.3 CAB

CH

2

$230.61 $1,994.81

$79.61

433 14-Jan-14

732

12.02 1.64 0.36 64.63 4.6

CH

2

$225.61 $1,651.49

$30.77

898 14-Jan-14

757

13.85 1.83 0.24 67.78 4.2

CH

1

$227.61 $1,723.04

$46.96

NT

14-Jan-14

766

14.37 1.88 0.34 67.26 5.3 CAB

CH

2

$230.61 $1,766.50

$70.50

943 14-Jan-14

798

13.40 1.68 0.44 64.66 4.7

CH

2

$225.61 $1,800.40

$33.55

850 14-Jan-14

833

14.59 1.75 0.22 67.88 3.6

SEL

1

$223.61 $1,862.70

$18.36

34

14-Jan-14

801

12.13 1.51 0.38 63.66

CH

2

$229.61 $1,839.21

$65.71

70

14-Jan-14

589

9.77

1.66 0.44 62.92 4.8

CH

2

$225.61 $1,328.87

$24.76

NT

14-Jan-14

738

12.73 1.72 0.35 65.54 4.3

CH

2

$225.61 $1,665.03

$31.03

W902 14-Jan-14

748

13.56 1.81 0.06 69.25 3.8

SEL

1

$223.61 $1,672.63

$16.49

1266 14-Jan-14

772

13.06 1.69 0.12 67.76 5.5 CAB

CH

1

$232.61 $1,795.78

$86.49

14-Jan-14

721

10.86 1.51 0.36 63.36 5.1 CAB

CH

2

$230.61 $1,662.73

$66.36

147 14-Jan-14

621

14.20 2.29 0.28 69.56

5

CH

2

$230.61 $1,432.11

$57.16

20

14-Jan-14

748

10.98 1.47 0.23 64.42

4

CH

1

$227.61 $1,702.55

$46.41

11

14-Jan-14

573

9.45

1.65 0.06 66.55 4.9

CH

1

$227.61 $1,304.23

$35.55

L704 14-Jan-14

758

13.98 1.84 0.27 67.61 3.8

SEL

1

$223.61 $1,694.99

$16.71

14

Age: 16-17 mos. 739

12.7

0.282

5

SPC

CAB

38% CAB

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$45.40

81% CH 100% 1&2’S

We are the exception in the Maine-Anjou breed, NO WHERE will you find as much information and documented data to back the cattle up!! We take the guesswork out of your purchasing decisions. Give us a call, we’d love to show you our cattle. Mike Holden at 712.830.8994 or e-mail: mholdfam@netins.net web site: holdensmainesandmore.com 559 240th - Scranton, IA 51462 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 11


Commercial Beef Business First!

by Marty Ropp, Allied Genetic Resources

The commercial cow-calf producer is absolutely the backbone of the beef industry primarily because they have the greatest asset investment of any segment in the beef chain. The raw material they provide fuels the income for every business all the way through the beef chain. As seedstock producers, servicing that commercial business with improved genetics to help them realize the greatest return from those assets is our primary responsibility. When we set out to grow a customer base of these important commercial producers, putting yourself in their shoes is a great place to start. First, work hard to understand both what they need and what they want. Second, understand that you really only offer two things to a commercial customer, genetic improvement and service. Nearly everything a seedstock supplier offers that provides any value to commercial customers can be divided simply into one of those two categories. Finally, even though next year’s business is right in front of your nose, embrace the fact that nearly every genetic decision a beef seedstock supplier makes has long term implications both for themselves and for customers. Think long term. If you do the 12 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

math, the genetic effects of a sire choice is at least 15-20 years! As a seedstock producer you will be evaluated most critically at several points over those 15 plus years and those evaluations will help to determine whether or not you can retain a viable commercial customer base for the future. Rather than just bantering on about the selection priorities that make the most sense to me, I thought it might be better to present a logical post sale time line for one of your potential commercial customers. Take a look at the projected series of events below and consider the customer retention implications of each point in time. Understanding this progression may help you see more clearly what your customers see and might even shed some light on decision priorities for your genetic improvement programs. April 2016 Sale or Bull Delivery Day - Are the bulls sound, fertile and acceptable for disposition? Do they live up to customer expectations for data, type, size, flesh, etc.? Finally, are they developed well enough for their age to mate an optimum number of females the first season, but also developed slowly enough to hold together

(feet, weight, rumen, etc.) and offer multiple (3-6) years of service? Fall 2016 - Are the cows or heifers pregnant? Did the bulls come in alive and are they recognizable for weight, flesh and fitness from the bulls delivered in April? Also, if there was a problem with the bull(s), was the warranty sufficient to satisfy the customer? Spring 2017 - Were calving ease expectations met? These days that means all or almost all calves born unassisted. If not, your tenure as their seedstock provider is definitely at risk. Remember, fair or not, from your customer’s point of view, success or failure at calving time is almost always the bull’s responsibility. Fall 2017 - Did the weaned calves “weigh up” in line with expectations, were they uniform, pleasing and did they sell well or receive discounts? Summer 2018 - If your customer retained ownership through finishing, the first performance, carcass and profitability information becomes available. Fall 2018 - Did your customers keep replacement females sired by your bulls and or did they “breed up” well? Spring 2019 - Did the daughter’s perform acceptably at calving, milk production appropriate, are


udders ok or better? Fall 2019 - Did the daughters bring in a solid calf, stay in condition and are they re-bred? Fall 2020 - Did the bull(s) purchased in 2016 make it to breed their fifth set of cows? Spring 2027 - How many daughters from group one are still in the herd at 10 years old? Spring 2031 - Long term maternal implications of the 2016 bulls are finally in. Last set of daughters from bulls purchased in 2016 reach 10 years old and granddaughters are everywhere. Sadly, by the time a bulls daughters are completely appreciated in 2025 to 2030, the bulls that sired them and where they came from may have already been forgotten. If, however, the bulls purchased in 2016 fail at any of the evaluation points prior to 2020, the chances of that customer being retained are reduced. That is part of the reason why historically it has been far easier to market calving ease, growth, carcass and desirable phenotype than to sell maternal value. Commercial herd success and profit however are far more closely tied to reproduction than other traits. Because reproductive traits are so crucial, maternal trait improvement is something all seedstock producers with the rare exception of those offering only terminal sires, have to prioritize for the good and sustainability of

their customers. If you consider your customer’s success a priority, marginal maternal value is not an option even if there sometimes is little short term return for those efforts. Certainly the list of priorities and focus traits is substantial, but the responsibility of providing profitable genetics for your customers and the beef industry as a whole is great. In order to help promote success and reduce risks associated with poor decisions we absolutely have to depend on proven tools and defensible pursuits. The best tools we have today to promote profitability for the future and mitigate risks are EPDs. The argument about their value is over and frankly has been for a long time. Yes, cattle have to be sound, functional, adapted to their environment and even easy to raise, but they also must deliver value to every level of the beef chain. Every time. Professionally developed EPDs help producers do just that. They process the maximum amount of information, help us guard against mis-information, take into account a host of genetic correlations even unfavorable ones and now even interpret the economic implications of all the traits evaluated to make even better tools for generating value and profit. Simplified, they are just like asking everyone who ever used a sire or genetic product

“How did they work for you?”, or even “How much value did those cattle generate for your operation?” It would be impossible for any one producer to collect and process that volume of information in their mind to make the decisions necessary to make sure their commercial customers and this industry were served correctly. We simply must promote genetics that are fertile, healthy, reduce costs of production, calve easily, grow fast and efficiently as well as provide distinct value to packers, retailers and consumers. That is a lot to get through and EPDs are your best option for dealing with that kind of responsibility. The bottom line is that the genetics we breed and develop for commercial herds and for the future of the entire beef chain are a Big Deal. The more we treat genetic decisions with that kind of respect the better chance we all have for success. Understanding our industry, customer’s needs and expectations, maintaining a long term approach to addressing those needs and then employing the best tools available to making better decisions more often seems like the most logical approach.

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NATIONAL MAINE-ANJOU SHOW AMERICAN ROYAL, KANSAS CITY, MO.

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FRONT ROW (from left): Jason Minnaert, Illinois, Marty Van Vliet, Iowa, Alicia Rigdon, Iowa, Jim Opperman, Iowa, Hardy O’Hara, Montana & Executive Vice President, M. Blake Nelson. Not pictured: Barry Nowatzke, Indiana. Region 1 Dennis Moore

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

2016

AMERICAN MAINE-ANJOU BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S PRESIDENT: Marty Van Vliet, Iowa 1ST VICE PRESIDENT: Alicia Rigdon, Iowa 2ND VICE PRESIDENT: Brett Carter, Oklahoma SECRETARY/TREASURER: Cody Tebbenkamp, Missouri DIRECTOR AT-LARGE: John Griswold, Oklahoma

Region 2 Hardy O’Hara

Cliff Randall

Box 991 - Fort Benton, MT 59442 h: (406) 734-5252 hardy@oharalandandcattle.com

Eric Walker

19591 187th Ave. - New London, IA 52645 h: (319) 394-9733 - c: (417) 540-3986 Alicia_Rigdon@yahoo.com

2043 Robert Gray - Vidalia, LA 71373 h: (318) 386-5358 - c: (318) 719-0560 Maines10@aol.com 14844 Walker Rd. Prairie Grove, AR 72753 h: (479) 267-2211 - c: (479) 601-3567 eric@walkermasonryinc.com

Alicia Rigdon

Cory Thomsen

40460 254th St. - Mitchell, SD 57301 h: (605) 996-2899 - c: (605) 730-2397 cory@bpfcc.com

Marty Van Vliet

AtLarge Cody Tebbenkamp

3705 Forum Blvd. , Apt. 818 Columbia, MO 65203 c: (660) 641-2671 c-tebbenkamp@hotmail.com

BACK ROW (from left): John Griswold, Oklahoma, Brett Carter, Oklahoma, Leon Matlock, Oklahoma, Cliff Randall, Louisiana, Eric Walker, Arkansas, Jim Hett, Colorado, Cory Thomsen, South Dakota & Cody Tebbenkamp, Missouri Region 3 Leon Matlock

25118 C.R. 1380 - Andarko, OK 73005 h: (405) 247-7043 c: (405) 222-7979 lmatlock@wichitaonline.net

Brett Carter

12594 N. C.R. 3340 - Stratford, OK 74872 c: (918) 914-3085 brettcarter79@yahoo.com

John Griswold

5922 S. Brush Creek Rd. - Stillwater, OK 74074 h: (405) 372-3300 - c: (405) 780-3300 griswoldcattle@provalue.net

Jim Hett

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

372 190th Ave. - Otley, IA 50214 h: (641) 628-9639 c: (641) 780-0631 blueprintcattle@yahoo.com

Jim Opperman

10493 290th St. Manning, IA 51455 h: (712) 653-3032 c: (712) 210-6013 Opperman@mmctsu.com

Barry Nowatzke

9335 W. 200 N. Michigan City, IN 46360 h: (219) 872-6218 - c: (773) 255-4684 NFarms50@yahoo.com

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BOARD MINUTES NATIONAL MAINE-ANJOU SHOW • AMERICAN ROYAL, KANSAS CITY, MO.

The AMAA Board of Director’s meeting was called to order by President Marty Van Vliet at 8:09 a.m. Board members present: Marty Van Vliet, Alicia Rigdon, Cliff Randall, Jason Minnaert, Cody Tebbenkamp, Hardy O’Hara, Leon Matlock, John Griswold, Brett Carter, Barry Nowatzke, Jim Hett, Cory Thomsen, Jim Opperman and Dennis Moore. Others present: John Boddicker, Dave Steen, Blake Nelson and Carol Willoughby. A motion made and seconded to accept the minutes from the previous AMAA Board of Director’s meeting. Motion carried.

Election of Officers for 2016:

• President - Marty Van Vliet • 1st Vice President - Alicia Rigdon • 2nd Vice President - Brett Carter • Secretary/Treasurer - Cody Tebbenkamp • Director-At-Large - John Griswold

A motion was made and seconded to accept the treasurer’s report as presented. Motion carried.

Association Reports:

A registration report showed a 21% increase compared to last year and memberships for the adults and juniors were flat and slightly below last year. Carol Willoughby gave a report on the AMAA Foundation project. Carol presented information on donation collection and the future plans on following up with potential donors. She discussed adding an area on our Web site where donors can donate online if they so choose.

Committee reports Buildings/Grounds:

The parking lot of the AMAA headquarters was recently resealed. A motion was made and seconded for approval to re-shingle and repair the headquarters roof. Motion carried.

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Breed Improvement/Long Range

Making herd prefixes optional was discussed and voted on. Limited availability is becoming an issue. Motion failed. Mandatory herd prefixes will remain. The upgrading chart was discussed and will be reviewed at the June meeting. This committee will research the best way to handle Angus genetic defects within the AMAA.

Financial

The 2016 budget was presented and amended. Motion was made and seconded to accept the 2016 budget. Motion carried.

Promotion/Marketing

A report on the success of the e-banner ad placed in Cow-Calf Weekly and Beef Daily was presented. An update on the search for the new AMAA Director of Commercial Development and Breed Promotion was given.

Show

It was discussed and a motion was made to make it mandatory to wear AMAA vests at all major shows (Kansas City, Louisville, Denver, and Ft. Worth) starting Jan. 1st, 2016. Motion carried. Judges were selected for the 2016 and 2017 show season. The AMAA will update the membership as soon as they confirmed. Regional Shows were discussed and the show committee will revisit the topic at a later date with ideas to improve the shows. The board instructed Blake Nelson to implement the random of checking of cattle for being cosmetically altered through airing, oiling, etc.

Sale

Discussion for national sales was brought up and potential locations of Louisville and the Hill in Denver were identified.

Notification was given by the National Western Stock Show about the altering the Maine-Anjou pen area in the yards.

Youth

There was discussion to amend the rules for at show protest. A motion was made to change the rules to the following: The protest must be written, signed by three AMAA members and accompanied by the $500protest fee. If protest is upheld then the $500 fee will be refunded. Motion carried. A new policy was developed and states that at the Maine-Anjou junior national show that any cattle entry cannot reload on any trailer unless you are leaving the grounds and not to return. Motion was made to accept the policy. Motion carried.

Foundation

A report was given on new information and updated donation collection. The project coordinator will continue to seek out gifts and potential donors. A tab on the Web site will be added so a donation can be made online.

Old Business None stated.

New Business

John Boddicker gave an update on a fee change. The change states that junior members who turn 21 after January 1st will not have to upgrade to an adult membership until January 1 of the following year. Motion carried. A motion was made and seconded to go into closed session at 9:28 a.m. A motion was made to come out of closed session at 11:31 a.m. Motion was made to adjourn. Motion carried.


ANNUAL MEETING NATIONAL MAINE-ANJOU SHOW • AMERICAN ROYAL, KANSAS CITY, MO.

Past AMAA President’s (from left): Marty Van Vliet, Iowa, Jirl Buck, Oklahoma, Fred Nessler, Illinois, Glen Elliott, Oklahoma, John Boddicker, Missouri, Larry Breon, Illinois, Bill Nessler, Texas & Tom Van Vliet, Iowa Annual Meeting

Board members present: Marty Van Vliet, Alicia Rigdon, Cliff Randall, Jason Minnaert, Cody Tebbenkamp, Hardy O’Hara, Leon, Matlock, John Griswold, Brett Carter, Barry Nowatzke, Jim Hett, Cory Thomsen, Jim Opperman and Dennis Moore. Others present: John Boddicker, Dave Steen, Blake Nelson and numerous members and guests. Meeting called to order by President, Marty Van Vliet at 6:15pm Invocation was given by Fred Nessler. It was moved and seconded to accept the secretaries report as presented. Motion carried.

It was moved and seconded to accept the annual financial report as presented. Motion carried. John Boddicker presented a brief review of the activities for 2015. He introduced the new Executive Vice President, Blake Nelson. A report was given on the status of the Digital Beef transition. Boddicker urged all members to continue data reporting through MAPP and to support the Commercial Connection program. John thanked the membership for the support and memories. President Marty Van Vliet made a presentation to John recognizing his leadership to the AMAA and wished him well in retirement. All the past AMAA

Presidents that John had worked with took time to reflect and thank John for his work and friendship. President Van Vliet also recognized Rhonda Boddicker and Dave Steen for their outstanding service to the AMAA. The AJMAA presented John with a token of appreciation for his support throughout the years. Carol Willoughby and Landree McClennan presented a Maine-Anjou promotional video that they have developed and produced. With no new or old business a motion was made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.

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2015 AMERICAN ROYAL

NATIONAL MAINE-ANJOU SHOW

JUDGES:

SHANE LINDSEY, IOWA - OPEN TOM KLINGNER, MISSOURI - JR. 18 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Mainetainer Female

CHAM Miss Win Dixie

shultz irish queen 46b

Champion Junior Yearling

Champion Junior Yearling

March 16, 2014 Sire: BBBN X 483X Dam: Miss Rihanna Exhibited by Maci Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

April 7, 2014 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: J&J Queen 46B Exhibited by Braelyn Berlowitz, Cushing, Okla.

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou bull

Grand Champion Mainetainer bull

ice house b401

GCC Alley Cat B545

Champion Junior Yearling

Champion Junior Bull Calf

Feb. 10, 2014 Sire: GCC SLC Merger 459U Dam: GVC Hearts Desire 009X Exhibited by Griswold Cattle Company, Stillwater, Okla.

Nov. 14, 2014 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: Angus OCC Ms JCKFRST381R Exhibited by Griswold Cattle Company, Stillwater, Okla.

Grand Champion junior Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion junior Mainetainer Female

Champion Junior Yearling

BTLR Radiant 12b2

Feb. 3, 2014 Sire: DCC Premium Blend Dam: MHH Radiant Exhibited by Dalton Line, Seaton, Ill.

Champion Senior Heifer Calf

CLA Lilly 210b

Oct. 5, 2014 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: Angus 180 Exhibited by Emily Thorson, Glenville, Minn.


CHAM Miss daisy

BAAL Generally Fancee

Champion Junior Yearling

March 16, 2015 Sire: BBBN X 483X Dam: Miss Rihanna Exhibited by Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

Feb. 14, 2014 Sire: WM General Lee Dam: Fancee Pants Exhibited by Abi Henderson, Jefferson, Iowa

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou bull

Reserve Grand Champion Mainetainer bull

KBSC 22C

ADRY Black Knight 151C

Champion Junior Bull Calf

March 10, 2015 Sire: BSC Simplicity 44U Dam: AGH Irish Cream Exhibited by Kendall Bremer Cattle Company, Blakesburg, Iowa

Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf

Feb. 8, 2015 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: ADRY 311A Exhibited by Adam Dryer, Carlock, Ill.

Reserve Grand Champion junior Maine-Anjou Female reserve Grand Champion Mainetainer Female Reserve Champion Junior Yearling

Champion Junior Yearling

CRLL Miss sweet p

shultz irish queen 46b

April 22, 2014 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: CRLL Jessica 11X Exhibited by Pacey Hawkins, Cincinnati, Iowa

April 7, 2014 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: J&J Queen 46B Exhibited by Braelyn Berlowitz, Cushing, Okla.

NATIONAL MAINE-ANJOU SHOW

Reserve Grand Champion Mainetainer Female

Champion Junior Heifer Calf Division 1

2015 AMERICAN ROYAL

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

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2015 AMERICAN ROYAL

NATIONAL MAINE-ANJOU SHOW - KANSAS CITY, MO.

JUDGES:

DIVISION & RESERVE CHAMPIONS MAINE-ANJOU BULLS & FEMALES

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 MISS MAINE AIM BREE April 3, 2015 Sire: LKC Chaos Dam: Miss Maine Curly Sue Exhibited by Drew McCullough, Allerton, Iowa

reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 CRLL Miss Chanel 22C

reserve Champion Senior heifer calf mlan candi cane 400

Champion summer yearling bpf miss wisdom 15b

Feb. 2, 2015 Sire: BPF Premium 579Y Dam: JSC Lucky Lady 2A Exhibited by Stephanie Kersten, Gretna, Neb.

Feb. 22, 2015 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: K&A Daiquiri 176Y Exhibited by McKenna Striegel, Moravia, Iowa

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Champion senior Heifer Calf bpf miss wisdom 700b

Sept. 14, 2014 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: GRIMMS Miss Wisdom 33 Exhibited by Gracie Danner, West Liberty, Iowa

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Oct. 10, 2014 Sire: BK Xikes X59 Dam: BK Xalie 047 Exhibited by Abagail G. Wood, Leavenworth, Kan.

Griswold cattle company, stillwater, okla.

March 4, 2014 Sire: LFCC Unstoppable 727X Dam: KS Erica 36T Exhibited by Kagney Collins, Flanagan, Ill.

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Reserve Champion Junior BULL Calf RIGD HARD CUT Jan. 22, 2015

May 7, 2014 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: GRIMMS Miss Wisdom 33 Exhibited by Halley Becking, Florence, S.D.

Premier Breeder & Exhibitor

Reserve Champion Junior YEARLING jsul eRICAS FLOWER

SHANE LINDSEY, IOWA - OPEN Sire: MINN Hard Whiskey 591Y Dam: FJH Countess 424L TOM KLINGNER, MISSOURI - JR. Exhibited by Lane Rigdon, New London, Iowa 20 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 SKSK Lucky’s caroline

reserve Champion Junior yearling bull bpf 41b March 18, 2014 Sire: BPF Beast 513Z Dam: BPF Princess 34U Exhibited by Bushy Park Farm, Highland, Md.


March 3, 2015 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: SHULTZ Lookout 414 35A Exhibited by Brooke Adams, Terrell, Texas

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 CRLL Miss whiskey 33C March 28, 2015 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: K&A Daiquiri 176Y Exhibited by Jordan Crall, Albia, Iowa

Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 gccf queen latifah

Feb. 24, 2015 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: SHEGOGS 55Z Exhibited by Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

reserve Champion junior heifer calf - div. 2 ecax diva 5713c

reserve Champion Senior heifer calf WLK jenny 046b

Champion summer yearling bpf miss wisdom 121b

Jan. 17, 2015 Sire: LFCC Unstoppable 727X Dam: ECAX Classy Diva 9713W Exhibited by Paige Atkisson, Nowata, Okla.

Nov. 15, 2014 Sire: Pump Daddy Dam: GEF Miss Bar Maid 222X Exhibited by Jason Calhoon, Farmington, Ark.

May 7, 2014 Sire: Monopoly Dam: GRIMMS Miss Wisdom 33 Exhibited by Abbie Collins, New Paris, Ohio

Reserve Champion summer YEARLING barkers miss divergent

Champion senior YEARLING wlk beauty 105a

reserve Champion senior YEARLING rknq angel 385a

May 3, 2014 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: EGSC Elvira Exhibited by Cassidy Barker, Kearney, Mo.

Oct. 15, 2013 Sire: Monopoly Dam: WSCC Lilly 9X Exhibited by Ellistin Morey, Golden City, Mo.

Nov. 2, 2013 Sire: Man Among Boys Dam: RKNQ Xtra Credit 018X Exhibited by Krista Svendsen, Okmulgee, Okla.

reserve Champion Junior yearling bull QHLC Dan D III

Champion senior yearling bull wac loco 1989

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Champion Junior YEARLING RRRC CLASSEN 403B

MARCH 26, 2014 Sire: EXAR Classen 1422B Dam: RRRC June 403Y Exhibited by Rachael Carlson, Plattsburg, Mo.

July 19, 2014 Sire: DCC Faultless 8P Dam: RSF Crocus 4-966T Exhibited by Questing Hills Land & Cattle, Afton, Iowa

May 1, 2013 Sire: MCF Chaos Dam: TRKY Miss Wave At Me Exhibited by Trace Alexander, Linneus, Mo.

NATIONAL MAINE-ANJOU SHOW

Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 SHULTZ BA Queen madi 3c

2015 AMERICAN ROYAL

DIVISION & RESERVE CHAMPIONS MAINETAINER BULLS & FEMALES

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June 17-24, 2016

"The Foundation of every state is the education of its youth"

2016 American Junior Maine-Anjou Scholarship Opportunities The AJMAA and its supporters have expanded the Scholarship opportunities for the year 2016. Take a look at these awesome opportunities available to high school seniors and college age members. A sincere thank you to all of the donors in helping us grow and build our strong foundation... the AJMAA and its youth!!

AJMAA Scholarship

Two (2) $1,000 Applications due May 1 Available to all AJMAA members.

All Around Senior Scholarship

One (1) $500 Available to all NJHS exhibitors in the Senior division who attend junior national. Exact guidelines listed in the NJHS rulebook.

Bred & Owned Scholarship

John Boddicker Scholarship One (1) $500 Essays to be submitted by May 1 Available to any AJMAA member.

One (1) $250 Available Available to all AJMAA members who exhibit a bred & owned female at the NJHS and have been members for at least three years. 22 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016


AMAA THREE-TIER

COMMERCIAL CONNECTION

PROGRAM

MISSION: To provide documented, superior performance genetics to the Commercial Cattle Industry. COMMERCIAL CONNECTION:

- Requred data submission: calving ease, birth weight, weaning, yearling weight. - Commitment to MAPP herd involvement - Core traits essential for commercial acceptance of Maine-Anjou genetics.

COMMERCIAL CONNECTION PLUS:

- Tier 1 requirement PLUS: ultrasound data and/or actual carcass data, scrotal and docility (BIF chute scores) - Added traits that enhance the marketability of Maine-Anjou genetics.

COMMERCIAL CONNECTION POWER:

- Meet Commercial Connection Plus (Tier 2) criteria. - Cow herds that maintain high across the breed EPD levels. - Herds to be so recognized at AMAA Annual Meeting

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

Dave Steen (515) 201-3281 or steen@metc.net or visit: maine-anjou.org

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Proper Care of Herd Sires is ValueBULL

by Tyler Melroe

We make a lot of investments on a cattle operation – land, equipment, feed, etc, the list goes on. When we purchase genetics we hope that it will be an investment that lasts for several years, especially when we consider the extent of the investment. Having said that we should have a greater expectation of our seedstock producers – and of ourselves - as we look at getting the most value out of these purchases.

Bull Development There are several schools of thought among seedstock producers on which means to approach bull development. Some choose to develop them with very low levels, or in some cases, no concentrate. Others choose to test the performance potential of their seedstock on higher energy diets. This is fitting for a commercial market that has a variety of production systems and environments. With that in mind, consideration needs to be given to maximizing the investment that 24 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

commercial producers make in seedstock. In the opening I mentioned that we need to have higher expectations and that should include increased longevity. The greater number of animals that bull is able to sire in his lifetime decreases the investment made per calf born. This is directly related to the number of seasons he is able to run. One of the very obvious things we can do to try and manage fertility is evaluating the physical form of the bull. Body condition scoring has long been touted as a means of managing the fertility of our cowherd, but this tool is also valuable in selecting our herd sires. Bulls managed to be in condition score of 6 should provide us with the highest level of fertility and libido. Overfeeding and underfeeding can both result in decreased libido and cow coverage. Visual appraisal should also evaluate the soundness of these bulls, in particular the quality of their feet and testicles. Feet are the obvious foundation of their structural soundness. Scrotal size will vary by breed,

typically with maternal breeds having larger scrotal sizes. Over accumulation of fat in the scrotum can affect the temperature regulation of the testicles and reduce sperm quality. Trace mineral programs also play an important role in the bull’s fertility and structural integrity. One of particular importance is zinc. It affects the production of testosterone and also is important for hoof quality. NRC (1996) suggests a minimum of 30 ppm zinc, however some data indicates this may be too low. Arthington et al. (1995) noted increases in fertility when bulls received a supplement containing 40 ppm zinc with 1/3 from Zinc Protienate. This advantage was also demonstrated when 60 ppm was achieved through inorganic sources.

Turnout Time While the day we kick the bulls out might be called turnout time, I would consider this to also include the 60 day period prior to the


actual day we expose our herd. It is at the start of this 60 day period that a breeding soundness exam (BSE) should be performed. While your vet might evaluate some of the physical factors we mentioned earlier including feet and testicles, they will also ensure the quality of semen. Performing this test well in advance of exposing them to cows will allow time for any issues that may arise to be corrected, or to find a replacement should that be necessary. Another term we often hear is getting bulls “hardened up.” Young bulls that have come off of high energy, performance testing program will require some time to moderate body condition. Bulls brought back slowly into a moderate body condition have normal levels of fertility and libido. Exercise would be an important consideration on moderating the body condition. This should not be accomplished by feeding an inadequate level of protein and energy prior to turnout.

Herd Bull Care The last component in increasing the longevity and value of herd bull purchases rests firmly on the shoulders of the cowcalf operation. So often herd bulls are a forgotten component on our ranches and off-season management is ignored. Body condition scoring in combination with consideration of the bull’s age is our most valuable tool in determining the needs of our herd bull. Providing a diet that is adequate in protein, energy and trace mineral nutrition is important to supporting their longevity. It had been mentioned that bulls should be managed to a condition score of 6, this should again be our goal. Remember young bulls are like the young females in your herd, they may need supplemental nutrition as the have additional requirements for growth. The responsibility for developing and caring for herd sires belongs to everyone. Find a herd sire fit for your environment that meets your individual goals. Most

importantly, once the bull is in your possession, don’t forget about him, he is far too valueBULL.

References Arthington, J. D., K. R. Johnson, L. R. Corah, C. L. Williams, D. A. Hill. 1995. The effect of dietary zinc level and source on yearling bull growth and fertility. Cattlemen's Day, Report of Progress, Page 115. Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS. NRC. 1996. Nutrient requirements of beef cattle. National Academy Press, Washington, DC.

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2015 NAILE MAINE-ANJOU SHOW - LOUISVILLE, KY.

JUDGES:

JOSH TAYLOR, OKLAHOMA - OPEN CHAN PHILLIPS, KENTUCKY - JR. MAINETAINER MARK HOGE, ILLINOIS - JR. MAINE-ANJOU

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Mainetainer Female

jsc LUCKY LADY 23b

JSC COvergirl 31B

Champion Junior Yearling

Champion Junior Yearling

Feb. 21, 2014 Sire: MINN Hard Whiskey 591Y Dam: FSJC Campbell Lucky Lady Exhibited by Montana Hulsmeyer, Botkins, Ohio

Feb. 9, 2014 Sire: Daddy’s Money Dam: KACM 1M Exhibited by Lucas Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou bull

Grand Champion Mainetainer bull

ice house b401

GCC Alley Cat B545

Champion Junior Yearling

Champion Senior Bull Calf

Feb. 10, 2014 Sire: GCC SLC Merger 459U Dam: GVC Hearts Desire 009X Exhibited by Griswold Cattle Company, Stillwater, Okla.

Nov. 14, 2014 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: Angus OCC Ms JCKFRST381R Exhibited by Griswold Cattle Company, Stillwater, Okla.

Grand Champion junior Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion junior Mainetainer Female

cham miss win dixie

SCM Princess 202B

Champion Junior Yearling

March 16, 2014 Sire: BBBN X 483X Dam: Miss Rihanna Exhibited by Maci Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

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Champion Senior Heifer Calf

Feb. 17, 2014 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: 183Z Exhibited by Sara Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa


2015 NAILE MAINE-ANJOU SHOW - LOUISVILLE, KY.

reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

reserve Grand Champion Mainetainer Female

CHAM Miss Win Dixie

SF Miss shedog 19b

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling

Champion Senior Heifer Calf

March 16, 2014 Sire: BBBN X 483X Dam: Miss Rihanna Exhibited by Maci Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

Dec. 16, 2014 Sire: LFCC Unstoppable 727X Dam: Shegogs Ms 19Y Exhibited by Abbie Collins, New Paris, Ohio

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou bull

Reserve Grand Champion Mainetainer bull

Champion Senior Yearling

JPF Team blake 2a

Feb. 25, 2013 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: JSC Velvet 112W Exhibited by Martin Livestock, Bargersville, Ind.

Champion Junior Bull Calf - Div. 2

BW legacy

Feb. 28, 2015 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: Cactus 0/8 Exhibited by Taylor L. Wright, Staunton, Va.

Reserve Grand Champion junior Maine-Anjou Female Reserve Grand Champion junior Mainetainer Female Champion Junior Yearling

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling

BTLR Radiant 12b2

GOET Miss Berry girl

Feb. 3, 2014 Sire: DCC Premium Blend Dam: MHH Radiant Exhibited by Dalton Line, Seaton, Ill.

Feb. 8, 2014 Sire: MR. HOC Broker Dam: BPF Miley 80T Exhibited by Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

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2015 NAILE MAINE-ANJOU SHOW - LOUISVILLE, KY.

DIVISION & RESERVE CHAMPIONS MAINE-ANJOU BULLS & FEMALES

Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 CHAM MISS DAISY

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 AHFF KELL Fantasy Girl May 6, 2015 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: AHFF Fantasia 947W Exhibited by Emilie Campell, Pennsylvania Furn, Pa.

Jan. 11, 2015 Sire: Comfort Zone Dam: TLCC Isabella S6392 Exhibited by Larahmy Blakley, Oologah, Okla.

reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 hckf miss linda

Champion senior Heifer Calf bpf miss wisdom 700b

reserve Champion senior Heifer Calf bk brilliant 4101

March 15, 2015 Sire: BBBN X 483X Dam: Miss Rihanna Exhibited by Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

Jan. 29, 2015 Sire: GOET I Believe Dam: BPF Eva 520Y Exhibited by Taylor Elliott, Mansfield, Ohio

Sept. 14, 2014 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: GRIMMS Miss Wisdom 33 Exhibited by Gracie Danner, West Liberty, Iowa

Champion summer yearling bsc beyonce 133b

reserve Champion summer yearling spit gypsy girl 102b

May 19, 2014 Sire: BPF Mercedes Benz 131U Dam: K&A Celest 517R Exhibited by Caitlyn Skiles, Dalhart, Texas

June 3, 2014 Sire: LFCC Unstoppable 727X Dam: SLMA Sweet Dreams 65 Exhibited by Julia Weaber, Harrodsburg, Ky.

Champion Junior bull Calf - Div. 1 kbsc 22c

Reserve Champion Junior bull Calf - Div. 1 cfcc lockdown 359c

March 10, 2015 Sire: BSC Simplicity 44U Dam: AGH Irish Cream Exhibited by Kendall Bremer Cattle Company, Blakesburg, Iowa

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March 19, 2015 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: CFCC Ms Whiskey 204R Exhibited by Circle F Cattle Company, Brownstown, Ind.

Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 DRCC Miss China doll

Sept. 12, 2014 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: BK Yoho 1002 Exhibited by Abbie Collins, New Paris, Ohio

Champion Junior bull Calf - Div. 2 HLA cardale c503

Feb. 6, 2015 Sire: BPF Mercedes Benz 131U Dam: DCC Lexi 183M Exhibited by Hard Luck Acres, Thornville, Ohio


DIVISION & RESERVE CHAMPIONS MAINETAINER BULLS & FEMALES

2015 NAILE MAINE-ANJOU SHOW - LOUISVILLE, KY.

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Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 AHFF Candice rose 502c

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 TSSC Smarty’s Angel 513C

Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 mmc mj

reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 mrh nelly’s girl

Reserve Champion senior Heifer Calf CLA lilly 210B

Champion summer yearling jsc so sweet 158b

reserve Champion summer yearling BPF Miss Wisdom 121B

reserve Champion junior yearling DANR Presley clone 11b

April 1, 2015 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: CSS Candice Exhibited by Emilie Campbell, Pennsylvania Furn, Pa.

Feb. 7, 2015 Sire: MINN Hard Whiskey 591Y Dam: JPCC Nelly Exhibited by Megan Hunt, New Madison, Ohio

March 11, 2015 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: S&S Miss Smarty Pants Exhibited by Sara Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa

Oct. 5, 2014 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: Angus 180 Exhibited by Emily Thorson, Glenville, Minn.

May 7, 2014 Sire: Monopoly Dam: GRIMMS Miss Wisdom 33 Exhibited by Abbie Collins, New Paris, Ohio

April 22, 2014 Sire: Monopoly Dam: HLB Business 47P Exhibited by Gracie Danner, West Liberty, Iowa

Champion Junior bull Calf - Div. 1 I-80 eastbound

Reserve Champion Junior bull Calf - Div. 1 KW the game 14c et

April 2, 2015 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: Lazy H Cinderella Exhibited by Brian Burt, New London, Ohio

April 4, 2015 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: BEF Ms HW 14R Exhibited by Kale Watchous, Newton, Kan.

Feb. 20, 2015 Sire: Thriller Dam: Kali Exhibited by Morgan Love, Baltimore, Ohio

May 9, 2014 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: TJSC So Sweet 104X Exhibited by Hannah Topmiller, Pleasant Plain, Ohio

Reserve Champion Junior bull Calf - Div. 2 SC take a chance Feb. 7, 2015 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: Miss Patty 32A Exhibited by Emma Ericson, Bedford, Ind.

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2015 NAILE MAINE-ANJOU SHOW - LOUISVILLE, KY.

JUNIOR BRED & OWNED CHAMPIONS MAINE-ANJOU BULLS & FEMALES

Grand Champion junior b&o Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion junior Mainetainer B&O Female

March 16, 2014 Sire: BBBN X 483X Dam: Miss Rihanna Exhibited by Maci Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

Feb. 19, 2015 Sire: GOET Driving 80 Dam: LFCC Lady Monica 14A Exhibited by Leslie Rogers, Patoka, Ind.

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2015 Premier Breeder Jones show cattle, harrod, ohio

2015 Premier Exhibitor Abbie collins, new Paris, Ohio 30 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

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hOW TO CREATE An OnlinE ACCOunT

AmerIcAN mAINe-ANjOu AssOcIATION

hElpful Tips WhEn REgisTERing

sTAff M. Blake Nelson, executive vice president Dave Steen, commercial development director Marcena Fulton, registrar Lindsey Broek, Voice editor/director of communications Rhonda Boddicker, administrative assistant Bailey Sloan, office assistant Tammy Seevers, office assistant Donna Grame, office assistant

Go to maine-anjou.org and click on the green login tab to the left of the screen. Click on “Create Account.” Here are the steps: 1. Type in your breeder number. 2. You will be prompted to enter a valid e-mail address. 3. Enter a password of your choice. Passwords are case sensitive. This information will be updated to your account and you may login with your breeder number and password from that point on. Once your online account is set up you will be able to register, transfer registrations, view inventory, complete your MAPP enrollment or enter performance data. Note: Online registrations are not automatically registered. They’re completed in the order that they’re received. To avoid delays in your registration work during our busy season, please follow the tips below: Double check that all blanks and information are correct and complete before mailing or submitting online. Things most commonly missed are: o Missing herd prefix and herd ID o Birthdates o Date of sale o Name of animal o Payment Make sure the person that is registering owns the dam with exception of ET calves. If ET, make sure the donor dam has been DNA, PHA & TH typed and that we have the results on file. If you are checking on work please e-mail us at maine@kc.rr.com. When calling or e-mailing please have the name and breeder number of the person submitting the work. When registering annual active dams for performance only animals please submit them online if you have the capabilities. This will help the registrar processing tremendously. Rush work is processed ahead of regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail so please do not procrastinate to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers that they are purchasing from a reputable business person. As always, we appreciate you and your business and want to make sure that the registration process runs as smooth as possible. Thank you in advance for your extra time in making sure all work is correct, complete and received in a timely manner.

REgisTRATiOns fOR upCOming shOWs

It is now time to register show animals for winter and spring 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 ($50 per eight head) will be required before the work will be completed.

Rush ORDERs

If you are selling an animal, we ask that you register and transfer the animal in a timely manner to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers they are purchasing from a reputable business person. Rushes will be done in the order received; a rush fee is currently $50 (covers eight head). If rush work is faxed, it will be considered a rush unless otherwise specified. It is the breeder’s responsibility to give us a follow-up phone call to make sure the work is legible and to cover all fees. It is not our office staff ’s responsibility to call breeders that fax in registration work. No work will be released until payment is complete. Rush work is processed ahead of the regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail within one to two business days. We will do our best to complete rush work that is received in our office by 2 p.m. (Monday – Friday). There is no same-day turnaround. If

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

execuTIve cOmmITTee: marty van vliet, president Alicia rigdon, 1st vice president Dennis moore, 2nd vice president cody Tebbenkamp, secretary/treasurer Brett carter, director at-large region I Dennis moore - (618) 410-3325 30992 State Hwy. 16 - Jerseyville, IL 62052 cliff randall - (318) 719-0560 2043 Robert Gray - Vidalia, LA 71373 eric Walker - (479) 601-3567 14844 Walker Rd. - Prairie Grove, AR 72753 region II Hardy O’Hara - (406) 899-6903 Box 991 - Fort Benton, MT 59442 Alicia rigdon - (417) 540-3986 19591 187th Ave. - New London, IA 52645 cory Thomsen - (605) 730-2397 40460 254th St. - Mitchell, SD 57301 marty van vliet - (641) 780-0631 372 90th Ave. - Otley, IA 50214 region III Leon matlock - (641) 628-9639 25118 C.R. 1380 - Anadarko, OK 73005 Brett carter - (918) 914-3085 12594 N. C.R. 3340 - Stratford, OK 74872 john Griswold - (405) 780-3300 5922 S. Brush Creek Rd. - Stillwater, OK 74074 jim Hett - (303) 435-1271 P.O. Box 175 - Roggen, CO 80652 At-Large cody Tebbenkamp - (660) 641-2671 3705 Forum Blvd., Apt. 818 - Columbia, MO 65203 jim Opperman - (712) 210-6013 10493 290th St. - Manning, IA 51455 Barry Nowatzke - (219) 872-6218 9335 W. 200 N. - Michigan City, IN 46360


requiring a registration number only, it will still be considered a rush as we still have to process the work to obtain the number. If you need to have registrations sent out by overnight delivery, there is an additional fee (in addition to the rush fee) for sending overnight. We normally use Federal Express (Fed Ex) and the charges are based on Fed Ex fees at that given time. Again, let us emphasize, it is your responsibility to contact our office to make arrangements for overnight delivery so that we have the correct shipping address and payment before sending. Fed Ex WILL NOT deliver to a post office box. A rush will be picked up by Fed Ex the next business day for delivery the following day. For big weekend events, such as state expos, we reserve the right to require work to be in our office no later than 2 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to that weekend’s show. Please plan ahead. If a paper is needed within two weeks, a rush will be required at this time of year.

TATTOO YEAR LETTERS

TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2013: A TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2014: B TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2015: C TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2016: d TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2017: E QUESTIONS ON REGISTERING

Please read through the information found on our homepage at maine-anjou.org under “Member Information.”

REGISTRATION NUMBERS

Once an animal is registered, it is backed up that same night to our Web site, maine-anjou.org. It can be viewed by clicking on “Search the Maine-Anjou Breed” or by logging into your account.

dNA, Th ANd phA REQUIREMENTS

Prior to registering any ET calves, all donor dams (including commercial or non-registered dams) must have DNA, TH and PHA on file in our office. Also, all AI sires are required to have the same on file. Therefore, our office will hold any ET registrations submitted out of dams without testing on file as well as all registrations out of AI sires that do not have complete testing on file. If the donor dam is deceased and not tested, we do require that the ET(s) have the tests done, in the absence of the donor’s records. The DNA, TH and PHA testing can be done at GeneSeek. A submission form is found on our Web site, maine-anjou.org. Maine-Anjou samples are put into testing at GeneSeek on Wednesdays, please plan accordingly when submitting. DNA results will be back in the AMAA office late the next week after the testing begins; TH and PHA results will be in our office two weeks later, usually on a Thursday. We would like to start sending the test results by e-mail only, please make sure we have an up-to-date e-mail address for you, if applicable.

NEw SELf BILLING wORkShEET

Please dispose of any old self-billing worksheets and registration forms you may have to avoid work being held for price differences.

NEw MEMBERS

All new members must choose a program when submitting a new membership. The two programs that are offered are MAPP and Breeders Choice. You may read about these two programs by visiting maine-anjou.org and clicking on “Member Information” and then choose the “MAPP or Breeders Choice” option. If a membership is submitted without choosing a program, the new member will be placed in the Breeders Choice program.

fOUNdATION ANIMALS

Non-registered bulls and females must be entered as a foundation animal prior to MaineTainer progeny being registered. All current “P” (performance only) cattle will be grand-fathered into the program. If the sire is an AI sire and registered at another breed association, the pedigree and testing must be on file with the AMAA. The charge to add a sire pedigree will be a one-time charge of $40. If the AMAA finds that the pedigree has already been paid for by another breeder, the $40 charge will not be applied. Dams registered at another breed association may also be added for a one-time charge of $25. See the new self-billing sheet for foundation fees.

BULL CALf REGISTRATION

If registering a bull calf born after Jan. 1, 2014, it must be TH/PHA free by parentage or have testing completed prior to registering and on file with the AMAA. Carriers will no longer be registered, but may be entered as a foundation animal. If registrations are submitted before testing has been completed, the animal will not be registered. Instead, the animal will be given a performance number at a non-refundable penalty charge of $10. Once the animal has been tested the registration may be completed at the regular rate. Please plan accordingly as testing can take up to three weeks.

ONLINE TRANSfERS

Registered animals with certificates are now able to be transferred online but must be completed by the current owner by logging into his/ her online account to complete the transfer. If the buyer is responsible for the transfer fees, the seller must indicate this in the comment line, otherwise the seller will be charged the transfer fees. Remember, anytime you transfer an animal your dues must be paid unless the animal being transferred is the last animal in your inventory. You will be able to see your current inventory when logging in to your account online.

ONLINE REGISTRATION dISCOUNTS

A 10 percent discount on registration fees will be given to all active members registering online (discount does not apply to annual dues, new memberships, MAPP fees or foundation animals). If you have not created an online account, you may do so by visiting maine-anjou.org, select the green tab that says “Login”, select “Create Account”, enter your current breeder number, enter your e-mail address, verify your e-mail address and enter a password of your choice. You will then be automatically logged in to your account. You may view your current inventory, cancelled animals you no longer have, register and transfer animals and enroll your MAPP online if you are a current MAPP member.

pURChASE REGISTRATION BLOCkS

You may purchase registration blocks of 15, 25, 50, 75 and 100 at a discounted rate. These blocks are prepaid registrations and may only be used for animals under 13 months of age. Any unused blocks expire December 31 of each year. See the new self-billing worksheet for pricing. Multiple discounts will not be allowed. If you register online, the block discount (the greater discount) will be applied at checkout.

2016 MApp

All AMAA members participating in MAPP must report all breeding females by Dec. 21, 2015. Directions will be posted on our web site on how to enroll your current inventory. If you would prefer to have your inventory mailed, please contact Donna Grame at (816) 431-9950. MAPP Members must have their 2016 fees paid to register for the 2016 year.

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ALASKA

Temujin Horsey Plamer, AK (907) 232-7477

ALABAMA

Cheyenne Ritter Lexington, AL (503) 857-6564

ARKANSAS Christen Phillips

Siloam Springs, AR (479) 549-3088

ARIZONA

Carson Welsh Blandinsville, IL (309) 337-0175

Jacob Shoufler Fortville, IN (317) 650-7997

INDIANA

Gage Tebo Idaville, IN (260) 358-6037

Cali Baldwin Winchester, IN (765) 546-7547 Jason Bedwell New Richmond, IN (765) 491-6282 Baden Bond Shirley, IN (317) 560-0205

Paloma Fajardo Laveen, AZ (602) 237-7271

Lauren Bond Washington, IN (812) 254-5585

Cody Malala Kayenta, AZ (928) 489-2480

Colin Bowlin Jasper, IN (812) 481-9411

CALIFORNIA

Elise Ennis Martinsville, IN (765) 346-9922

Jasmine Arballo Sant Paula, CA (805) 421-8962 Seth Lohman Gazelle, CA (530) 908-2537 Christina Novelo Shingle Springs, CA (530) 306-6191 Peyton Wood Gazelle, CA (530) 340-1292 Jackson Wood Gazelle, CA (530) 340-1293

FLORIDA

Hunter Dupre Kathleen, FL (863) 529-9585 Nathan Maddox Bartow, FL (863) 449-7198

IDAHO

Carlos Carlos Bliss, ID (208) 490-3014

ILLINOIS

Cole Riemann Raymond, IL (217) 494-3129 34 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

Gracie Green Hope, IN (502) 558-4535 Will Harman Boswell, IN (765) 869-5494 Kaitlyn Hicks Franklin, IN (317) 364-8166 Dakota Foerg Payton Hitchings Tipton, IN (317) 341-1496 Hunter Prescott Portland, IN (260) 729-2713 Carter Pruet Danville, IN (317) 407-8671 Gavin Ransom Boswell, IN (765) 714-9055 Ryan Schroeder Albion, IN (260) 564-0570 Brianna Shaw Kouts, IN (219) 510-4227

Dalaney Vickrey Warren, IN (260) 740-2880 Andrew Wood Claypool, IN

IOWA

Taylor Duckett New Liberty, IA (563) 370-5538 Michael Frisbie Buckingham, IA (319) 540-1391 Nadine Klaffke Alden, IA (641) 373-1964 Briar Klaver Woolstock, IA (515) 689-1026 Sarah Lenz Riverside, IA (319) 648-3199 Drew McCullough Allerton, IA Dawson Miner Bondurant, IA (515) 967-4729 Brynn Nickle Clearfield, IA (641) 202-0221 Julia Quisley Northwood, IA (641) 324-1123 Rylee Short Masonville, IA (563) 920-8287 Kamdyn Van Gelder Spencer, IA (712) 580-3900 Garett Wurzer Waucoma, IA (319) 240-6468

KANSAS

Layton Ediger Minneola, KS (620) 885-4884 Peyton Fechter Howard, KS (620) 515-0149 Brandon Frederick Sterling, KS (620) 960-1423 Derek George Natoma, KS (785) 623-3125 Aden Grathwohl Hiawatha, KS (785) 547-5041 Danielle Henning Everest, KS (641) 494-8685 Joel Hill St. Francis, KS (785) 995-9216 Reese Michaelis Maple Hill, KS (785) 969-0065 Dax Siebert Macksville, KS (620) 285-9616

LOUISIANA

Megan Mincey Denham Springs, LA (225) 667-3811

MARYLAND

Grady Dell Westminster, MD (443) 277-2336 Tess Gavagan Mount Airy, MD (443) 864-8458

MICHIGAN

Alexander Albrecht Kingston, MI (810) 834-9844 Caleb Angus Bellevue, MI (269) 245-9444 Modaina Angus Bellevue, MI (269) 245-9444


Angelie Balliet Coleman, MI (989) 465-9966

Kendi Miigerl Ravenna, NE (308) 467-2325

Hannah Jarvis Homeworth, OH (330) 428-0443

Wyatt Brown Tecumseh, OK (405) 598-8290

Elisabeth Cotton Gladwin, MI (989) 424-0736

Courtney Ostermiller Imperial, NE (307) 575-5470

Phillip Kellar Jewett, OH (740) 946-0148

AJ Duncan Milburn, OK (580) 421-6703

Rodney Miller North Branch, MI (810) 614-0025

Paige Paul Gordon, NE (308) 282-1238

Karlee Knapke Coldwater, OH (419) 942-1659

Evan Foster Cushing, OK (918) 225-6442

Jayson Sennker Hudsonville, MI (616) 896-8623

Kelsey Placke Grand Island, NE (308) 380-9454

Camille Knapke Coldwater, OH (419) 942-1660

Jenna Simpson Quinton, OK (918) 469-3843

Gavin Veldman Yale, MI (810) 434-7301

Olivia Rath Schuyler, NE (402) 615-3535

Austin Lauf Lima, OH (419) 649-5283

PENNSYLVANIA

Kylie Veldman Yale, MI (810) 434-7301

Paul Vandewalle Cedar Rapids, NE (308) 358-0534

Morgan Love Baltimore, OH (740) 862-6222

MINNESOTA

OHIO

Blake Martin Attica, OH (419) 706-2419

Katelyn Evers Comfrey, MN (507) 877-2508 Shawn Marg Winona, MN (507) 450-3133 Dylan Miner Hayfield, MN (507) 951-5366 Kalvin Ross Adrian, MN (507) 483-2684

MISSOURI

Bo Eads Trenton, MO (660) 663-7063 Lucas Leefers Edgerton, MO (402) 699-7300 Cameron Nowack Bland, MO (573) 301-2941

MISSISSIPPI

Jeffrey Kirkland Collins, MS (601) 517-1767

NEBRASKA

Tyler Marotz Mead, NE (402) 480-1461

Blake Adams Leesburg, OH (937) 780-6112 Taylor Carr Athens, OH

Hunter McVay Fredericktown, OH (740) 504-0777

Sydney Christman Quaker City, OH (740) 260-3803

Dawson Osborn Lynchburg, OH (937) 725-5687

Zane Conley Springfield, OH (937) 207-8333

Caylee Sager Fayette, OH (419) 583-9908

Levi DeLong Laurelville, OH (740) 497-0884

Adam Schumm Willshire, OH (567) 259-8968

Timothy Elam Racine, OH (740) 949-2873

Gabriella Sherman Shreve, OH (330) 201-0170

Kyle Evans Anna, OH (837) 638-2883

Clare Soehnlen Navarre, OH (330) 484-3732

Ty Hawley Jeromesville, OH (419) 368-0024

Zachary Studer Smithville, OH (330) 466-6012

Nate Herr Metamora, OH (419) 644-4800

Lillian Van Zant Hillsboro, OH (937) 509-0080

Mya Hetrick Fremont, OH (419) 466-0780

OKLAHOMA

Grady Berry Chandler, OK (918) 377-2994

Mackenzie Curtis Landisburg, PA (717) 580-5155 Shelby Dean New Castle, PA (724) 944-0730 Jenna Emerick Shellsburg, PA (814) 733-4068 Jamie Emerick Shellsburg, PA (814) 733-4068

Ryan Frantz Mt. Pleasant Mill, PA (570) 539-2608 Raieghlyn Wright Cassville, PA (814) 448-9482

SOUTH DAKOTA Kasey Michalski Willow Lake, SD (605) 625-5407

Shay Michalski Willow Lakd, SD (605) 625-5407 Carissa Scheel Alpena, SD (605) 849-3202

TEXAS

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Payge Dupre Kathleen, TX (863) 529-9585

Jett Garren Grandview, TX (325) 948-3857 Laramie Glover Falls City, TX (830) 391-2849 Sage Harlow Randolph, TX (972) 658-2766 Max Hinsley Sadler, TX (903) 564-5903 Raymond Jones Thornton, TX (507) 820-0555 Kaymon Lange Llano, TX (325) 247-3620 Briley Moore Clarksville, TX Sealy Murdock Nacogdoches, TX (936) 362-2488 Jake Osborn Celina, TX (214) 697-0753 Madalyn Reed Caldwell, TX (979) 575-7416 Jared Reed Marble Falls, TX (830) 693-8357 Kaitlin Smith Huntsville, TX (832) 457-5577 Reed Stringer Trenton, TX (903) 267-2442 Evelyn Syphrett Buffalo, TX (903) 322-5036 Sarah Wells Grapevine, TX (817) 729-2987 Tate Williams Perryton, TX (806) 202-3925 36 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016

WISCONSIN

Jacob Bradley Fairchild, WI (715) 563-5613 Morgan Larsen Sauk City, WI (608) 963-9120 Ivy Lawinger Mineral Point, WI (608) 482-4290 Clayton Walsh Lyndon Station, WI (608) 666-2433

WEST VIRGINIA Jessica Hopkins Wheeling, WV (304) 639-6114

WYOMING

Brayson Burch Casper, WY (307) 247-4000 Braxton Olsen Cheyenne, WY (307) 421-0261

CALIFORNIA

HERD PREFIX: LAZB Lazenby Cattle Diann, Tiffany, Ricky & Kyle Gray 12491 W. 6th Ave. Blythe, CA 92225 (760) 668-5066

COLORADO

INDIANA

HERD PREFIX: ADA Aaron Daugherty 3062 S. 350 W. Sullivan, IN 47882 (812) 240-8579

HERD PREFIX: CCCC C-4 Cattle Curt Conrad 7915 Eagleview Dr. Cascade, IA 52033 (319) 573-1650

HERD PREFIX: TAH Tyler & Anna Hannon 5223 W. 875 S. Rensselaer, IN 47978 (219) 863-5749

HERD PREFIX: PUC Rachel Puckett 2245 342nd Ave. DeWitt, IA 52742 (563) 249-0650

HERD PREFIX: DHAY Devin Hay 1172 E. Armstrong Rd. Leesburg, IN 46538 (574) 453-4470

HERD PREFIX: SSTC Scott Severson 975 Hwy. 105 Northwood, IA 50459 (641) 390-0225

HERD PREFIX: LAN Ed Lane 10093 S. 380 W. Rensselaer, IN 47978 (219) 863-1098

HERD PREFIX: MASN Mason Shearer 1551 170th Trail Mondamin, IA 51557 (712) 646-2047

HERD PREFIX: ZMC Zachary Mitchell 7729 C.R. 60 St. Joe, IN 46785 (260) 337-5507

KANSAS

HERD PREFIX: NAY Curt Naylor 4944 W. Columbia Rd. Connersville, IN 47331 (765) 437-1830 HERD PREFIX: NESM Ryan Nesbitt 6032 W. County Line Rd. S. New Richmond, IN 47967 (765) 491-6282

HERD PREFIX: AMV Volosin Club Calves Aaron Volosin 13332 Fairplay Rd. Calhan, CO 80808 (719) 347-2238

HERD PREFIX: ZAZ Zack Zumbrun 5740 N. S.R. 109 Columbia City, IN 46725 (260) 609-6361

ILLINOIS

IOWA

HERD PREFIX: PRIM Tyler Hofstatter 201 W. Monroe Metamora, IL 61548 (641) 208-6950 HERD PREFIX: WERN Ryan Wernicke 12611 W. Fisher Rd. Lena, IL 61048 (815) 739-7754

HERD PREFIX: SBRT Skylar Brittain 1142 Kiawa Ave. Earlham, IA 50072 (515) 250-0747 HERD PREFIX: CLIN Branden Cline 2480 110th St. Lenox, IA 50851 (641) 344-0686

HERD PREFIX: BANK Colton Banks 2528 Chautauqua Rd. Holton, KS 66436 (913) 426-2528 HERD PREFIX: PMC Philip Collins 2066 110th Rd. Piqua, KS 66761 (620) 363-4538 HERD PREFIX: GRA Grathwohl Cattle Co. Robin & Andy Grathwohl 404 E. Miami St. Hiawatha, KS 66434 (785) 547-5041 HERD PREFIX: WPSC Kevin Shapland 3420 E. Rd. 2 Ulysses, KS 67880 (620) 356-3000

MARYLAND

HERD PREFIX: WC Ben Warfield 1970 Sand Hill Rd. Marriottsville, MD 21104 (410) 442-5505

MICHIGAN

HERD PREFIX: BRL Teresa Block 10455 E. Coldwater Rd. Davison, MI 48423 (810) 441-3838


MINNESOTA

HERD PREFIX: MLAL Myers Land & Livestock Donald Myers 12509 C.R. 4 Waterloo, OH 45688 (740) 643-2824

HERD PREFIX: HOLT Holt Cattle Co. Jordan & Amanda Holt 36892 133rd St. Mina, SD 57451 (605) 380-1209

MISSISSIPPI

HERD PREFIX: ROAK Robert Oakley 64753 Lydick Rd. Quaker City, OH 43773 (740) 260-3803

HERD PREFIX: BAM Bruce Micheel 21150 410th Ave. Cavour, SD 57324 (605) 354-0704

HERD PREFIX: WDLJ David & Linde Sutherly 3661 New Carlisle St. Paris Rd. New Carlisle, OH 45344 (937) 781-6214

TEXAS

HERD PREFIX: JSLS Josh & Renee Sanden 4996 C.R. 22 N.W. Garfield, MN 56332 (320) 219-2917

HERD PREFIX: PGCC Good Cattle Co. Phillip Good 3590 Prairie Point Rd. Macon, MS 39341 (662) 726-5933 HERD PREFIX: JCK Justin Kirkland 645 Hwy. 84 E. Collins, MS 39428 (601) 517-1767

MONTANA

HERD PREFIX: LU Lucky U Cattle Jonathan & Johanna Bouma P.O. Box 4792 Missoula, MT 59806 (406) 799-2973

NEBRASKA

HERD PREFIX: DJC Kaisha Jurgens 2915 190th Rd. Miller, NE 68858 (308) 293-7215 HERD PREFIX: JSAS Justin Svehla 2106 Rd. 10 Clarkson, NE 68629 (402) 317-8504

OHIO

HERD PREFIX: COOM Katelyn Coomes 4084 McCandliss Rd. Troy, OH 45373 (937) 418-1643 HERD PREFIX: TFUS Taylor Fuss 285 River Forest Rd. Pataskala, OH 43062 (614) 949-2849 HERD PREFIX: KINL Shelby Kinley 8363 County Hwy. 107 Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 (419) 310-2098

OKLAHOMA

HERD PREFIX: KJCC Kori Blackshear 200 C.R. 36080 Honey Grove, TX 75446 (903) 249-4371

HERD PREFIX: DDW Steve DeWitt 20445 W. Judo Rd. Braman, OK 74632 (580) 894-5154

HERD PREFIX: GARR Jed & Mary Ann Garren 10 C.R. 321 Goldthwaite, TX 76844 (325) 948-3857

HERD PREFIX: SRG Scott & Cheryl Gillin Rt. 2 Box 424 A Henryetta, OK 74437 (918) 230-8084

HERD PREFIX: AJSE Scott Hestery 1166 Fawn Lake Dr. Bryan, TX 77808 (979) 703-8800

HERD PREFIX: DKC Darvin Knapp 3403 S. 150th St. Fairmont, OK 73736 (303) 929-8957

VIRGINIA

HERD PREFIX: JSBS Blake Shropshire 634 Wildcat Loop Indianola, OK 74442 (918) 429-2878

PENNSYLVANIA

HERD PREFIX: EMB Embrook Farms Rich Emerick 2877 Helixville Rd. Shellsburg, PA 15559 (814) 733-4068 HERD PREFIX: LWM McAllister Livestock Wesley L. McAllister 5343 Ormsby Rd. Petersburg, PA 16669 (814) 669-1378

SOUTH DAKOTA

HERD PREFIX: DBCC Double Shot Cattle Co. Jason & Lisa Clark 3170 Dellinger Acres Rd. Edinburg, VA 22824 (540) 481-3123

WISCONSIN

HERD PREFIX: CMSC Crystal & Trustun Schuster 1462 Hwy. 19 Marshall, WI 53559 (608) 692-3620 HERD PREFIX: KWFC Kellon Whitley 4209 57th Dr. Sturtevant, WI 53177 (262) 930-2330

WYOMING

HERD PREFIX: ADHA Adam Hayes 2 Rock Oak Rd. Rio, WY 26755 (304) 685-9523

HERD PREFIX: JD Justin Dikoff 34934 SD Hwy. 20 Faulkton, SD 57438 (605) 598-4383 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 37


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Louisiana

Foundational • Commercial • Show Quality Cattle Everett - Mike - Steve Forkner 9282 E. Indian Line Rd. • Richards, MO 64778 www.trulinemaines.com • (877) 489-0570 • eforktlg@gmail.com

Fred & Joan DeRouchey

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Contact:

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

Montana

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North Dakota

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Lakeside Farms

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Oklahoma

The Randalls

Cliff Randall 318-386-5358

Blane & Cindy Landon, Shayna, Chesney, Cheylee & Shalayne 31164 E. R.S. Rd. - Springfield, SD 57062 Blane 605.464.1187 (c) 605.369.2628 (h) nagelcattle@excite.com - www.nagelcattle.com

Garlen, Jamie & Hunter 318-386-2919

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Miles & Kim DeJong 31842 DeJong Rd. Kennebec, SD 57544 (605) 869-2329 (605) 222-1292 - Miles cell www.dejongranch.com Visitors welcome! Please no Sunday business

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CORRECTION

In the November/December issue of the Maine-Anjou Voice the incorrect picture was ran of the Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull at the 2015 Keystone International Livestock Expo. Please note the correct picture. The bull was exhibited by Kyle & Gayle Marshall, Churubusco, Ind. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

ATTENTION AMAA MEMBERSHIP

GVC Twitter has been tested and confirmed as a carrier of Congenital Contractural Arachnodactly (CA) Congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CA), also known as “fawn calf” syndrome (FCS), is a heritable disease of newborn Angus and Angus-derived cattle caused by an error in the DNA genetic code transmitted from parents to their progeny.

Maine-Anjou VISION • VIGOR • VALUE

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junior update

AmericAn Junior mAine-AnJou AssociAtion executive committee Hunter randall, President - At-Large 686 Hwy. 907 Monterey, LA 71354 (318) 386-5358 hunter.randall@cathedralgreenwave.com reighly Blakley, Vice President - region 3 P.O. Box 465 Oologah, OK 74053 reighlylou10@gmail.com Ladd Landgraf, secretary/treasurer - region 2 17093 Coleman Rd. Madill, OK 73446 Ladd.Landgraf33@gmail.com region i Bevan Holmgren 23595 Osborne Rd. South Bend, IN 46614 (574) 291-8159 bholmgren@sbcsc.K12.IN.US Hannah topmiller 9111 S.R. 28 Pleasant Plain, Ohio (513) 877-3603 region ii Kaylee miller 18451 G76 Hwy. Lacona, IA 50139 (641) 534-3002 kayleemiller95@gmail.com Kennedy core 859 92nd Ave. Pleasantville, IA 50225 (641) 842-6098 kennedyjcore@gmail.com At-Large tayler Gall 1009 Rd. T Clarkson, NE 68629 (402) 892-3237 Gallfarm.gall@gmail.com

Advisors Kiley elder 20792 Hoover St. Ackworth, IA 50001 (641) 628-2297

mAine-AnJou roYALtY Queen Kourtney Grimm, Iowa Junior Princess Bailey Tomson, Indiana Renee Grimm, Iowa

by Hannah Topmiller Hello everyone! I hope you all had a great holiday season. My name is Hannah Topmiller and currently I am serving as your American Junior Maine-Anjou Association Region 1 Director. I am so excited to have this opportunity to work within such a great breed as well as its youth. As our family’s sale season has come to a close and the American Royal and North American have ended, a new year approaches. With that, Denver and Fort Worth are right around the corner. I am very anxious because these are two shows I have only heard about, but have never had the opportunity to attend. I have heard that the NWSS is an awesome experience and I cannot wait to see for myself. With that, I would like to remind everyone of a couple upcoming events. First, the AMAA will be having their Bright Lights sale on January 16 in Denver, so be sure to check that out while you are there! Also, don’t forget to check out our online sale towards the beginning of March. We have had several great donations, one being a heifer, and everyone’s support would be greatly appreciated. Good luck to all of our exhibitors in Denver and Fort Worth. See you there!

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National Western Stock Show Maine-Anjou Schedule of Events - Sunday, January 10 Yard cattle begin arrival. - Monday, January 11 All Yard cattle must be in place. - Wednesday, January 13, 9 a.m. Pen-of-Three & Bright Lights sale cattle check-in. Check-in will be in the yellow tent behind the Pepsi Arena. Pizza party and social at 3:30 p.m. in the Maine-Anjou tent. - Thursday, January 14, 1 p.m. Sale cattle evaluation, Pepsi Arena. Evaluators: Christi Gabel, Colorado, Jake Scott, Nebraska, Ryan Rathmann, Texas - Thursday, January 14, 5 p.m. Hill cattle may move in. - Friday, January 15, 9-11 a.m. Junior & Open Hill Cattle Check-in. - Friday, January 15, 12 p.m. Pen-of-Three Maine-Anjou and Sale Heifer Show - Pepsi Arena - Saturday, January 16, 3 p.m. Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale - Sunday, January 17, 8 a.m. Junior & Open Maine-Anjou Show Show order: MaineTainer Bulls, Maine-Anjou Bulls, Junior MaineTainer Females, Open MaineTainer Females, Junior Maine-Anjou Females, Open Maine-Anjou Females Jr. Judge: Tyler Dewey, Arkansas - Open Judge: Jake Bloomberg, Oklahoma 42 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016


Blake Nelson, (816) 431-9950 OR Lindsey Broek, (816) 858-9954

Bright Lights

Maine-Anjou Sale

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, 3 p.m. Mst - In the “Yards” Denver, Colo.

SIRE: DCC Hard Drive

“Full sib to Phil Lautner’s Drive on Driver! He sells!

For catalog requests e-mail: blake@amaapc.com

GCC Alley Cat

Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull 2015 American Royal & NAILE. He sells!

SIRE: Daddy’s Money Actual Birth Weight 55 lbs.! He sells!

Selling over 75 Lots of high Quality Maine & MaineTainer bulls, Females and Embryos! Watch for more details coming soon on our Facebook page and website!

P.O. Box 1100 // Platte City, MO 64079 (p) 816.431.9950 (f) 816.858.9951 maine-anjou.org blake@AMAAPC.com JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016 43


february 13-21, 2016 buffalo county fairgroundS

| Kearney, nebraSKa

the event for cattleMen of all ageS Sale featureS bullS, bred heiferS & fancy open heifer proSpectS.

here is a double registered Mainetainer and Simmental ½ blood bull sired by Minn hard whiskey. this bull is packed with performance and style.

here is a big footed, heavy muscled March bull sired by Minn hard whiskey. he is th/pha free by pedigree.

Maine Anjou Show & Sale f r i day, f e b r ua ry 1 9 t h , 2 0 1 6 S h ow 9 a M | S a l e 1 : 3 0 p M these are a few of the powerful classic Maine anjou Sale features.

this purebred Maine anjou female is sired by a Statesman son. She is safe in calf to daddys Money. this is a tremendous package!

a bodacious dam x Minn hard whiskey was a great match! check out the result that will be a sale feature at the classic. tons of mass and style in this package.

this Mainetainer bull is sired by a Mercedes benz son. calving ease and power in this sale feature.

Royal Ice Sale 308.627.6385 | rkbush@frontiernet.net A complete sale listing can be found at www.necattlemen.com or follow us on Facebook!

Don’t miss the elite offering of embryo packages in this sale! Thursday, February 18th 7pm. An embryo package that is full sibs to this record setting female sells in the Royal Ice Sale. She was the 2015 Classic Supreme Champion Female.

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O’Hara 2016 MaineTainer Sale Bulls Average EPDs and Breed Percentile Rank BW WW YW Milk M&G MCE CW REA CE 10.6 -0.3 54.5 80.3 18.9 45.6 6.0 17.4 0.24 Top 20% Top 20% Top 15% Top 10% Top 20% Top 10% Top 15% Top 15% Top 25%

Marb 0.30 Top 4%

2016 O’Hara Sale Cattle Include:

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Hermosa cattle co

Angus, Maine & Simmental Breeding Stock - Show Cattle - Embryos - Semen and Foundation Fullblood Semen Always for sale by private treaty! Home of the Annual Tradition Group Angus Sale Don Meyer & Garret Meyer 18092 Dunaway Rd. WC 325 • Fayetteville, AR 72701 • hermosacattle.com • gdmcpa@sbcglobal.net • (c) 479-530-0497

3/4 Maine-Anjou cow with a Purebred red heifer calf at side

f l e s m i h g n Provi ht rough this Progeny! • Easy calving on the initial cows bred to Yukon. • He is working on our Ali & Sooner bred cows and also will for you! • SEMEN AVAILABLE! Call us for details.

Purebred heifer calf out of a black 3/4 Ali cow born 10/5/15

Purebred bull calf Sooner son/Ali cow

“He is the best Fullblood Maine I have seen since 1969 and I saw Cunia.”

Manitou’s Yukon

Sire: Manitou’s Reno 14R Dam: Mel’s Missy 22U • Reg. #430204 Fullblood & Dual Registered 3/4 Shorthorn

Fullblood bull calf out of Taipon cow

Fullblood heifer calf out of Tidal Wave cow

3/4 Maine and Dual 3/8 Shorthorn heifer

Check out our consignments in the Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale in Denver! 46 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016


40th Annual THANK YOU The American Junior Maine-Anjou Association would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the Iowa Maine-Anjou Association and Iowa Junior Maine-Anjou Association for their continued support of the juniors and junior national. Again this year, the IMAA generously donated $7,500 to the national Junior Heifer Show. THANK YOU IOWA!

MAINE-ANJOU IOWA BEEF EXPO SALE

Offering Bulls, Females and Embryos

ANNUAL BANQUET, MEETING AND FUNDRAISER AUCTION Saturday, February 13 Held in FFA Building 6:00 p.m. Social Hour • 6:30 p.m. Banquet

SALE Sunday, February 14 2:30 p.m. - North Annex, Iowa State Fairgrounds For more information Contact Brian Worden 515-571-2218

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Manitou u o j n A e n i Ma

9 yr old cows like her...

(since 1970)

3 yr old bulls like him...

BIG, POWERFUL & FUNCTIONAL CATTLE DESIGNED FOR TODAYS BEEF INDUSTRY!!! 2 yr old cows like this...

...and calves like these!

Gary & Sandy Graham

Marsden, SK (306) 823-3432 Email: grahamgs@sasktel.net www.manitoumaineanjou.ca CANADA

One of the largest fullblood herds in North America Excellent bulls and females for sale

Call us - you’ll be glad you did!

THANK YOU to Chris Sarginson, Illinois, Sean Brown, Nebraska, Howard McElroy, Texas, Kelly Deputy, Arkansas, Joe Buehler, Kansas, Don Meyer, Arkansas, Allan Walcher, Kansas and Stephen Peters, Michigan who are all recent buyers of our Fullblood cattle!

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GVC Maverick X Miss Green Valley 535R EPD % of the Maine-Anjou Breed if converted to Angus EPDs Top 4% in BW - Top 5% in WW - Top 35% in YW

GVC Settler 004X X GVC Jazzmyn 001L EPD % of the Maine-Anjou Breed if converted to Angus EPDs Top 40% in BW - Top 1% in WW - Top 1% in YW

- Increase your yield grade in your calves while maintaining Quality Grade in a problem free package. - Clay Knoll Farms had the Champion Pen & Individual in the 2005 National Maine-Anjou feeding trial. - Bulls & Bred Heifers for sale out of these performance increasing genetics. - Purchase your seedstock from Breeders who care!

Duane & Lisa Simpkins & Sons Cell: 989-329-6141 clayknollfarms@yahoo.com

Gary & Janette Simpkins Home: 989-426-8185 Cell: 989-329-4668 clayknollfarms@yahoo.com

Clay Knoll Farms will have cattle on display and for sale at the Ohio Beef Expo, Michigan Beef Expo and Premier Genetics Sale!

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Rigbys 32 Special 32C

I80 X GVC Charity 2W ET 2/11/15 BW: 0.7 Act BW: 90 WW: 49.5 Act: WW 722 YW: 67.2 M&G 39.6 MILK: 15.0 TH/PHA Free

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Bulls avaliable at Snake River Bull Test TLM Preview X Premium Blend TLM Power Up X GVC Maverick 2/09/15 2/20/15 Friday, March 4, 2016 BW: 2.7 Act BW: 90 BW: 1.4 Act BW: 86 Jerome Co. WW: 60.9 Act WW: 748 WW: 55.7 Act WW:678 Fairgrounds Jerome ID YW: 85.7 M&G: 48.4 YWT: 75.2 M&G: 40.9 1pm MILK: 18.1 TH/PHA Free MILK: 13.2 TH/PHA Free for more info visit snakeriverbulltest.com Visit us in the Yards in Denver

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Rigby Cattle Company wants to thank Dave Steen, John and Rhonda Boddicker for all their years of service to the AMAA

2016 fort worth stock show Wednesday, January 27 May begin arriving at 8 a.m.

Thursday, January 28 All cattle must be in place by 6 p.m.

Friday, January 29

Open Maine-Anjou & MaineTainer Check-in

Sunday, January 31

Open Maine-Anjou Show Show order: Fullblood Females, Fullblood Bulls MaineTainer & Maine-Anjou Bulls MaineTainer & Maine-Anjou Females Judge: Tyler Cates, Indiana 204 Marshall Rd. − P.O. Box 1100 Platte City, MO 64079 p: (816) 431-9950 f: (816) 431-9951 maine@kc.rr.com • maine-anjou.org

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It’s an exciting and busy time here at the ranch. With the start of a New Year brings calving time, followed by the bull sale. Our 12th Annual ‘THE MAINE BULL SALE’ is Wednesday March 16th at 6 pm MST - 100% Online with TEAMAUCTIONSALES.COM. Our quality continues to get deeper and stouter with our outcross genetics to the majority of the Maine-Anjou breed in North America. Our focus continues to be that of sound, functional, genetically clean, maternal and performance oriented cattle. Our herdbull battery is one that we are proud of and allows us to offer buyers the opportunity to select many 3/4 brothers. Breeding 175+ Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer females allows us to cut deep and offer only the top 60% of the calf crop for our buyers. We are going into our 45th year of Maine-Anjou genetics at our operation.

SPECIAL D 59Y 15+ son’s sell

S: Special Delivery 42S D: Nage Ms Trojan Maternal brother to NAGE Ante Up 70Z ate treaty. Females for sale pricavlves from now Stop by to see bull until sale time!

The Wilson Families SW Cattle Shawn & Stacey, Jayse & Kadin 403.934.3061

Wilson Stock Farm Bill & Judi 403.560.5265

Strathmore, AB 30 minutes east of Calgary

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Contact any of the FMG team members with any questions on our services or to schedule

Kyla Copeland business manager field staff / print division 785-213-5435

Kent Jaecke field staff 405-408-2440

Erick Schmidt Amanda Holt Robin Kleine Hannah Feller web manager print / web division social media manager print / web division field staff / print division 402-380-8401 field staff / print & web social media division 830-263-0166 219-306-0323 402-841-4216

Email us at office@focusmarketinggroup.net Find us:

Shella Langford production manager

creative photo / video

817-771-3184

Kendall Harsh field staff 405-503-3971

Andrew “Gordy” Clark field staff 419-834-0429

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Wyatt DeVries field staff 406-425-2097

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DeJong Ranch 48th Annual Online Bull Sale

Thursday, February 25, 2016 Closing time 6 p.m. CST with extended bidding Selling 75 yearling & eighteen month old bulls

Maine-Anjou bulls sired by: BPF Middle Man, DJ I Deliver, DJ Wake Up Call, BPF Drive on Driver, GCC Unwound, BPF Real World and DJ Amplifyer Angus bulls sired by: SAV Resource, GAR 5050 Data Manager and DJ Calving APP 66 Simmental bulls sired by: Remington Lock N Load

DJ Conductor C513

Sire: BPF Middle Man Dam: Hard Core DOB: 3/4/2015 BW: 93

DJ Connect C511

Sire: BPF Middle Man Dam: DJ Rapper Son DOB: 4/1/2015 BW: 87

DJ Boaz B035

Sire: DJ Wake Up Call Dam: Strictly Business DOB: 9/1/2014 BW: 85

DJ Buzzer B036

Sire: DJ Wake Up Call Dam: Ali DOB: 9/2/2014 BW: 70

Visit us in the Yards in Denver and check out our website for details on preview date and online closing time!

DeJong Ranch 31842 DeJong Rd. Kennebec, SD 57544 Miles & Kim DeJong (605) 869-2329 Kevin & Katrin Van Zandbergen (605) 869-2362 Wyatt DeJong (605) 842-5683

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RIGD Hard Cap

Sire: MINN Hard Whiskey Dam: RIGD Ms Apprentice DOB: 1/16/15 • BW: 82 • PB

RIGD Hard Count

Sire: MINN Hard Whiskey Dam: FJH Countess 424L DOB: 1/22/15 • BW: 81 • PB

RIGD Hard Cut

Sire: MINN Hard Whiskey Dam: GOF Heidi 35P DOB: 1/24/15 • BW: 81 • PB

Recent, Relevant & Reliable Bar R Cattle Company Alicia Rigdon - New London, IA 52645 (417) 540-3986

Cliff Randall, Vidalia, LA (318) 386-5358 56 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016


Index Advert isers

│ Alexander, Will & Myron Bar R Cattle Co. Beauprez Land & Cattle Bessler, James Blind Badger Ranch Bonham, Steve Breedersworld Buck, Jirl Bushy Park Farm Cattle Visions Conover Auction Services DeJong Ranch Denison Acres DeRouchey, Fred EDJE Technologies Graham, Gary & Sandy Griswold, John Hansen Livestock Hermosa Cattle Co. Holden Maines and More Iowa Beef Expo

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Jones Show Cattle Kahl, Ron & Amy Kreis, Ron Loder Cattle Co. McElroy, H.W. Mid-Continent Farms Nagel Cattle Co. Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic O’Hara Land & Cattle Randall, Cliff Redgate Cattle Co. Rigby Cattle Co. Secondino, Jami SEK Sheridan, Bill Trans Ova Genetics Truline Maines Wendt, Kevin Willow Springs Cattle Co. Wilson Stock Farm

58 38 39 38 4 1 60 44 38, 45 38 38 50 39 9 39 41 7,38 39 IFC 51

The staff at the American Maine-Anjou Association would like to wish each one of our members a happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! We look forward to working with each of you in the upcoming year!

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! r e v n e D Sel ing in Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female 2015 NWSS Jr. Show Full sib to embryos selling!

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female 2015 NAILE Open Show Maternal sib to embryos selling!

(3) Daddy's Money X Lucky Lady 71N IVF Female Embryos "This will be your only opportunity to purchase embryos out of the famous Lucky Lady 71N! The embryos selling are full sibs to the $69,000 Reserve Maine-Anjou at the 2015 NWSS Jr. Show. Other Lucky lady daughters include Grand Champion Maine-Anjou female at the 2015 NAILE, Grand Champion Maine-Anjou female at the 2010 NAILE as well as Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou at the 2009 NAILE. This mating never Misses!"

Donor dam of embryos selling

Bright Lights

Choice of Daddy’s Money or CMCC Makers Mark X BK Xidee 069 “Offering your choice of embryos from the $75,000 high seller of the Buck dispersal last year. This is one of the best looking Maine cows you will ever lay eyes on. She has a $9,000 daughter to her credit and she is just entering the extensive Jones ET program and we see a lot of big things coming from her!”

Thank You

Jones Show Cattle would like to extend a very sincere Thank You to all of the bidders and buyers at the 2015 High Standards Female Sale.

Troy & Randy Jones

P.O. Box 35 - Harrod, OH (h) 419-648-9196 (o) 419-648-9967 (c) 419-230-8675 jonesshowcattle@hotmail.com • www.jonesshowcattle.com 58 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2016


CattleVisions

(866) 356-4565 call for a free directory or view online at www.cattlevisions.com

Calving ease outcross to I80/Ali lines!

2012 National Champion Bull

BNWZ Jose

HAA Target − Purebred TH/PHA Free

All That Matters

MINN Hard Whiskey − PB Maine-Anjou TH/PHA Free

GVC Suh

GVC Statesman − Purebred TH/PHA Free

Unstoppable

Monopoly − 50% Maine-Anjou THC/PHA Free

Daddy’s Money I-80 − 3/4 Maine-Anjou TH/PHA Free

MINN Hard Whiskey DCC Hard Drive 138R − Purebred TH/PHA Free

No Worries

GOET I-80 − 3/4 Maine-Anjou TH/PHA Free

Denali

Irish Whiskey − 50% Maine-Anjou TH Free/PHAC

GVC Twitter

The shiroetstesatre here! DCC Hard Drive 138R

GVC Statesman 4R ET − Purebred TH/PHA Free

Poker Face

BPF Comfort Zone

Triple D Brooks − 3/4 Maine-Anjou TH/PHA Free

GEF Open Bar

Ice Chest − 3/4 Maine-Anjou TH/PHA Free

BPF Beast

Special Delivery − 3/4 Maine-Anjou TH/PHA Free

Irish Whiskey − MaineTainer PHAC

Afterhours

NAGE Ante Up

Irish Whiskey − MaineTainer TH/PHA Free

BBBN X

CMAC Hard Core − Purebred TH/PHA Free

Mercedes Benz − Purebred TH/PHA Free

Boomer

DMCC Limited Edition − Purebred TH/PHA Free

I-67

I-80 − 50% Maine-Anjou TH/PHA Free

GVC Suh − Purebred TH/PHA Free

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Bull Sale

Thursday, February 11 - Springfield, SD 1 pm CST on the big screen in the all-weather 7-N Arena Selling 80 Maine-Anjou & MaineTainer Bulls Performance Evaluated & Fully Guaranteed - Delivery Available Anywhere

"The Big Bodied, Heavy Muscled, Hard Workin' Kind that Makes You Money"

Purebred Maine - Doppler x Dignitary x Red Rock Total outcross blood from one of our most accomplished females!

75% Maine - Ante Up x Forecast Exceptional total quality and performance!

MAINES As They Were Intended to Be. See the cattle anytime on the ranch or in our National Western display. 75% Maine - DFL Wide Track x Nautica Elite Maine maternal genetics with power!

This is the best crop of bulls we have weaned in many years. We know they will work for you at prices you can afford. Stop in!

Nagel Cattle Company Springfield, South Dakota Landon: 606.464.1197 Blane: 605.464.1187 nagelcattle@excite.com

For more information contact the marketing agents at www.primetime.marketing or 1.877.800.9230

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Maine-anjou Bull online Sale

Hereford online Bull Sale

SiMMental online Bull Sale

HyBrid advantage online Bull Sale

February 16 – CW Cattle Sales February 18 - CW Cattle Sales

February 23 - Lowderman Auctions February 25 - CW Cattle Sales

ali - PB Maine-anjou Bull He SellS - 2/16 - CW Cattle SaleS

i80 - PB Maine-anjou Bull He SellS - 2/16 - CW Cattle SaleS

ali - PB Maine-anjou Bull He SellS - 2/16 - CW Cattle SaleS

iriSH WHiSkey - Mainetainer Bull He SellS - 2/16 - CW Cattle SaleS

CataPult - Polled Hereford Bull He SellS - 2/23 - loWderMan auCtionS

Built rigHt - PB SiMMental Bull He SellS - 2/18 - CW Cattle SaleS

BuSHy Park farM

40281 260th Street • Mitchell, SD 57301 Fax: 605-996-0721 • Steve Robinson, Owner Cory Thomsen, General Manager, 605-730-2397 Samantha Messmer, Assistant Manager, 317-979-3348 On-line at: www.bpfcc.com. Visitors always welcome! Visit our pen in The Yards at the 2016 NWSS.

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