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Jerry, June, Jay & Judd Gibson Decatur, Texas - Roxton, Texas 214-801-3000 4Jfamilypartnership.com

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JUSTIN

Sire: FRT Fire Cracker Dam: Cornerstone Kambray Two-time Grand Champion Fullblood Bull Fort Worth Stock Show


National Champion Red Angus Heifer and Supreme Champion 2015 NILE Congratulations LeDoux Family & Rolling HIlls Simmentals

Supreme Champion Both Rings Kansas AGR 8 Times Shown - 7 time Supreme or Reserve Supreme Congratulations Nikkel, Walker, and Walthal Families We are excited for her progeny here in the future

2016 Simmental Junior National Champion Percentage Female Many time Champion % Simmental & Supreme Heifer Congratulations Nikkel & Evans Families

Rockstar - “First Progeny Will Sell�

Supreme Female Tenn. Agribition Champion % Simmental Congratulations Meier Family

Supreme Female and CH Charolais 2015 Kansas State Fair Supreme Sr. Female 2015 Kansas Beef Expo Congratulations Hodges & Evans Families

2016 Colorado State Fair Grand Champion Steer Congratulations Frye Family & Goertzen

Grand Champion Steer - Kansas Junior Livestock Show Congratulations Ratliff Family

2015 AJSA National Grand Champion Steer 2 time National Champion Simmental Steers Shown by Blair Vohs! Thanks and Congratulations Vohs Family & Goertzen

Grand Champion Steer - 2014 Kansas Junior Livestock Show Congratulations Werth Family

5th Overall Female & Champion Charolais 2016 Kansas State Fair Congratulations Nikkel Family, Brown Family, Evans Family and Lampe Family

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EXAR Classen X RRRC Sport 701TX │ 1/2 Blood Maine-Anjou CED: 8 BW: 1.8 WW: 68 YW: 102 M: 18 M&G: 52 MCE: 8

RRRC CLASSEN 403B

Purebred heifers & bulls for sale this fall. Check out consignment to the 2017 Club Calf Event at the State Fair of Texas.

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Rick, Rosemary & Rachael Carlson 3702 S.W. 224th :: Plattsburg, MO 64477 Rick Cell - 816-560-3533│Rosemary Cell 816-589-0045 rickc014@centurytel.net www.carlsonmaineanjou.com


GCC Lot 1-Reserve Division in Denver. Congrats to the Grim Family.

Lot 2-Champion Maintainer at OYE. Congrats to the Lockhart Family

Lot 3-Champion Commerical at OYE. Congratulations to the Sand Family.

Congratulations to the Skiles Family. Lot 1 from the 2015 Classic, Daddy's $ x Miss Griswold 5066. Grand Champion at the National Junior Heifer Show 2016, & 2017.

5066

LOT 4-purchased by the Shultz’s Family.

Irish Whiskey GCC Miss Whiskey 5066 GCC Miss Coldfront 3066

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John Griswold: 405-780-3300

Greg Griswold: 405-780-0100

5066 hails from the powerful and prominent 066 cow family that has their roots set deep in Griswold genetics. She is the dam of Miss Boston, the Junior National champion two years running, and the Champion female in the Open and Junior show in Denver. Her Broker son was the lead-off bull in our Denver Champion 2017 Pen. She was the dam to lot 1, 2, 3, and 4, in the past Classic each one a testament of the 066 cow family. 5066 remember that number, write down the pedigree, she’s a once in a lifetime kind of female.

Craig Sand: 405-564-4319 Josh Taylor: 918-605-5139

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2017 1:00 p.m., at the Ranch, Madill, Oklahoma

HUNTER MORTON - ’17 National Junior Maine-Anjou Show Third Overall Champion Female, bred by Buck/Morton.

TAYLOR DORSEY - ’16 Colorado State Fair, Supreme Champion Female, bred by Landgraf.

KASH LONG - ’17 Houston Stock Show Grand Champion Horned Hereford, bred by Happ.

KILEY KLAS - ’17 FWSS Junior Show, Grand Champion Hereford Female, bred by Buck.

BECCA MOORE - ’17 FWSS Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female and ’17 NWSS Open Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female, bred by Morton Farms. All Buck cattle are fed MFM Feeds & Sure Champ. Talk to us about their advantages.

CHANCEE CLARK - ’17 National Junior Maine-Anjou Show Grand Champion Female, bred by Morton. BECCA MOORE - ’17 National Junior Maine-Anjou Show Fifth Overall Champion Female, bred by Buck/Morton.

ALEXANDRIA HARRELL - ’16 Houston Junior Show, Champion Maine-Anjou Female, bred by Buck.

BECCA MOORE - ’17 NJHE Grand Champion Horned Hereford Female

JIRL, BRENDA & BAILEY BUCK

Madill, OK 73446 580.795.4865 mobile www.buckcattle.com jirl@buckcattle.com Matt Scasta, 580.220.7288

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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.

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by Blake Nelson, executive vice president

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

CE 6.8 7.0 6.8 6.9

BW 1.6 1.6 2.0 2.0

WW 42.1 43.3 45.1 46

YW 54.2 56.1 58 59.3

MCE 0.8 1.2 2.0 2.1

MM 16.4 16.8 18.7 18.6

MWW 37.3 38.3 41.1 41.5

CW 4.6 5.7 7.3 8.2

FT -0.06 -0.07 -0.05 -0.05

REA 0.35 0.38 0.31 0.30

MARB 0.00 0.00 -0.04 -0.03

%RT 0.61 0.67 0.53 0.50

by Blake Nelson, executive vice president Greetings, Well, this summer is moving by fast! The National Junior Heifer Show (NJHS) was a tremendous event. Lindsey Broek and her team provided a great experience for the many junior members and their families that attended. The 360 juniors representing 20 states exhibited over 400 head of MaineAnjou cattle the last week in June in Hutchinson, Kan. This event is one of the major highlights for the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) each year by supplying an educational opportunity for our future leaders and showcasing some of the best cattle that MaineAnjou has to offer. After leaving this event I feel both motivated and very blessed by the members that have and are investing in our breed, thank you! Maine Angus The Maine Angus program had its first public display at the 8

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NJHS with 29 head participating for $1,500 of premium money. The cattle were evaluated with EPDs by a three judge panel. Dustin Dorsey, Colorado, Dr. Mark Johnson, Oklahoma, and Ron Hinrichsen, Kansas, evaluated the group and were very impressed by the cattle that have been produced by the blending of these two great breeds. What is a Maine Angus? Although you have a good idea the answer to this question, I would like to further explain what an animal must provide to qualify for the AMAA’s new Maine Angus program. The AMAA recognizes a purebred animal to be 7/8 Maine. Only 1/8 of the animal can be of another breed or unregistered genetics. Maine Angus Checklist • Does the animal have 3/8-5/8 registered Maine blood?

• Does the animal have 3/8-5/8 registered Angus or registered Red Angus blood? • Is the animal PHA free and TH free? - Males must also be free of known Angus and Red Angus lethals (Ex.AM, NH and OS) If your animal meets these standards it may qualify as a Maine Angus. • Animals that qualify for the Maine Angus program will automatically qualify to be registered as a MaineTainer and their papers will reflect both endorsements. • If you have animals that were registered prior to May 1, 2017 that you believe qualify and you would like to have the Maine Angus endorsement you must notify the AMAA and there will be a $5 update charge to confirm their status.


Maine Max Feedout The Maine Max feedout results are in and to no surprise the findings confirmed the Maineinfluenced cattle performed extremely well. This program will continue and is set up for the following reasons. • Provide marketing alternatives to our members for Maineinfluenced feeder calves. • Data collection for breeders to benchmark their herd’s genetic capability. • Provide third party data that validates the added value of Maine cattle in the feeding phase and on the rail. • Provide documented traceable data to add into the genetic evaluation and build accuracy in our EPDs. Maine Max Bull Test The Maine Max Bull Test and Sale will be offered this year at the Kansas Bull Development center in

Wamego, Kan. Details are listed in this edition of the Voice. Please contact Josh Cribbs, AMAA Director of Commercial Development, with any interests or questions on the Maine Max program. I am greatly encouraged by the energy and interests that is growing in our breed. The feeding trials and breeding projects are confirming our thoughts and raising interests across the beef industry. As the old saying goes “The proof is in the pudding!” and every day we are collecting more data to provide proof and establish the value of Maine-Anjou cattle. Please submit all the recorded weights, scan data, carcass data, etc., on your cattle and do your part in supplying this valuable information. When looking over your spring born calves please consider some of the AMAA sponsored options

in marketing them: Maine Max Feedout Challenge, Maine Max Bull Test & Sale and the Bright Lights Sale in Denver. If you have any interest or questions regarding these programs please contact myself or Josh. I would like to wrap up by thanking all the sponsors, volunteers, families and our staff that played a part in the MaineAnjou national junior show, great job!! I wish the best of luck to you and your families at your respective county and state fair shows. Best Regards, Blake MAINE-ANJOU- Vision, Vigor, Value!

A Guide to Contemporary Grouping 1. Use group codes on registration application or performance data submission forms to assign calves to contemporary groups. 2. Use the group codes to put a sick or injured calf into a single animal contemporary group if the illness or injury affected the calf’s performance. 3. Take weaning weights and measurements on all calves on the same day (when a majority of the calves are between 160 and 250 days of age), including as many calves in each contemporary group as legitimately possible. 4. Weigh all animals in a group before separating them, especially before

separating show calves or bulls for a test station. 5. If the age spread of calves is greater than 90 days, choose two or more weigh dates, using as few as possible. 6. Have progeny from two or more sires in each contemporary group. 7. When calves are within an appropriate age range for each trait, record yearling weight, height, scrotal circumference, pelvic area, and ultrasound measurements on the same day.

bulls to be accounted for in genetic evaluations and help prevent bias in the predictions. 9. Do not weigh each calf individually as it reaches 205 days of age but rather weigh each calf in a group individually when calves average approximately 205 days of age. 10. Do not include calves receiving special treatment (show, bull test, sale) in the same group with those that did not receive an equal opportunity to perform.

8. If carcass data is to be collected on cull bulls, heifers or steers, report weaning weights on all animals. This data allows selection of replacement females and AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

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by Josh Cribbs, commercial development director

ommercial Connection

We need to try and make sense of modern Maine-Anjou genetics and their ability to perform in the yard. We have all heard the claims that Maine cattle are hard doers, that they can’t perform commercially, and that they are only a show cattle breed. Although the breed, as a whole, hasn’t been centered on revving up the genetic predictors and improving how they read on paper, that doesn’t mean the cattle haven’t followed the current standard within the beef industry. Let’s face it, our cattle being black in color more times than not get grouped as just black cattle that are commercial Angus or Angus sired. This happens to avoid discounts at the feeder calf level, at the sale barn and from order buyers. We all know that as soon as someone mentions Maine-Anjou genetics people instantly group the cattle into the club calf or cattle 10 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

“Fit for the Feed Yard”

that won’t perform categories. Without question, our breed has cattle that fall into that category but so does every other breed. Cattle do-ability is driven far more from the previous environment i.e. previous plane of nutrition, calf age, health and vaccination protocol and the genetic pool running through that particular animal. All of these things can drive performance and an animal’s overall ability to perform. It’s important to remember that every breed has cattle that are fit for the feed yard. The Maine breed is no different but it’s important to designate those genetic lines and push those to the feed bunk. Last summer, the AMAA made a commitment to gather cattle from different breeders and place those cattle in yards through the central part of the United States. The cattle were in a retained ownership

program with the breeders who supplied them and were sent to yards that were more appropriately located to the operations they came from. This can be beneficial due to similar weather in those locations, protecting cattle from the stress of molding to a different environment. For instance, it wouldn’t make much sense to take cattle from South Dakota and put them on feed in West Texas. The group of cattle that will be discussed in this article were sourced from O’Hara Land and Cattle in Fort Benton, Mont., DeJong Ranch in Kennebec, S.D., and Nagel Cattle Company in Springfield, S.D. In total, 120 cattle were sourced from the three operations and placed on feed in Chappell, Neb., at Chappell Feeders – with Bill Hall as the contact. The cattle were placed in a GrowSafe system to monitor feed intake and were grouped


Table 1. Carcass data averages from the entire group of cattle on feed from all three sources combined.

HCW 844 lb.

PYG 3.18

BF 0.47

KPH 20

REA 15.1

CALC. YG 2.45

% CHOICE 58%

% SELECT 42%

% STANDARD 0%

HCW - Hot Carcass Weight, PYG - Preliminary Yield Grade, BF-Back Fat, KPH - Kidney Pelvic Heart Fat, REA-Rib Eye Area, Calc. YG - Calculated Yield Grade

and shipped in a serial slaughter method. Separating the cattle into three groups and shipped at different times as they became ready to harvest. All the carcass data was collected and is reported in this article, so that you can see how this particular group of cattle performed. There is no central collection of data for the entire fed cattle industry, so it is hard to compare these cattle against the industry. However, we can show that they don’t have an issue performing. Looking at the carcass data it’s apparent that Maine cattle can perform in the feed yard. There are a few things that we can deduct from the data and use to improve the selection criteria in order to maximize the feed ability of the cattle we generate. The first thing is that we need to shift the proportion of select to choice carcasses just slightly. We need to achieve a percentage of choice carcasses over 60%. It doesn’t seem like much, but to have a stronger niche it is important. One thing that affects this percentage is the amount of ribeye area Maine

cattle put into the carcass. Larger REA’s dilute the amount of marbling and in-turn can affect the marbling score. To give you some perspective, the American Angus Association has reported phenotypic data on 75,000 head of steers and showed an average adjusted REA of 12.61. That’s 2.4 inches smaller than the cattle we harvested in this group. One thing that we can really build on is that we had an average hot carcass weight of 844 pounds with a final calculated yield grade of 2.45. This is extremely useful because as a group, we weren’t even close to seeing deductions due to yield grade 4’s with heavier weights, which can affect the bottom line significantly. Understanding how to use this data is important. The biggest issue we face in the commercial sector is convincing the commercial bull buyer that our cattle can perform. Although you can’t directly compare EPDs from different breeds to one another, we all know it still happens. With that being said, it means we have to be more focused on generating EPDs that look similar to our

breed counterparts. We need to be committed to total herd reporting of our data and creating correct contemporary groups to allow the cattle that have stronger genetic power to surface so we can propagate those genetic lines. So when it comes to making sense of modern Maine genetics it comes down to matching the genetic values on paper with how the cattle actually perform. Phenotypic data and genetic data are extremely important in today’s cattle market, but they are only as good as the data reported and how precise it is. The modern bull buyer has shifted, they want to know there is some strength in the cattle to perform and they are relying heavily on EPDs to predict that selection criteria. If we are going to gain traction commercially we must focus on improving the genetic predictors of our breed.

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TESTED - TRUSTED - PROVEN

Performance cattle based off of Performance Pedigrees and Performance EPDs.

TLM EDGE 449B SIRE: TLM Passion 141Y DAM: TLM Lady SD 904W DOB: March 16, 2014 Purebred Maine-Anjou • Polled Homozygous Black • TH/PHA Free • Scrotal 45 c.m. BW: 88 lbs. Adj. WW 711 lbs. Adj. YW: 1,303 lbs. • IMF% 4.05 CED 10 BW -1.0 WW 52 YW 66 M 15 M&G 41 MCE 5

TLM BONUS 404B SIRE: TLM Super Stout 021X DAM: TLM Miss Ruby U DOB: Feb. 4, 2014 Purebred Maine-Anjou • Polled Black • TH/PHA Free BW: 94 lbs. Adj. WW 803 lbs. Adj. YW: 1,400 lbs. CED 9 BW 0.9 WW 50 YW 65 M 22 M&G 46 MCE 2

TLM BAXTER 421B SIRE: TLM Synergy 825U DAM: TLM Miss M 263Z DOB: Feb. 15, 2014 Purebred Maine-Anjou • Polled Black • TH/PHA Free BW: 68 lbs. Adj. WW 660 lbs. EPDS: CED 11 BW -1.3 WW 56 YW 76 M 20 M&G 48 MCE 6 Owned with Wise Maine-Anjou Ranch, Canada, and has a great first calf crop on the ground!

THE FUTURE IS BRIGHT

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**In the 2017 National Maine-Anjou Bull Test 6 out of the top 11 gaining bulls were sired by Truline Maine herd sires!**

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BULL TEST AND SALE LOCATION

Kansas Bull Development Center - Wamego, Kan.

IMPORTANT DATES

Nominations due - September 1, 2017 Delivery dates - October 19-21, 2017

ELIGIBILITY

Registered Maine-Anjou & MaineTainer bulls born Jan. 1 - March 31, 2017 TH & PHA Free Health guidelines for bull test must be met.

FEEDOUT ADVANTAGES

Great OPPORTUNITY to test your herd’s genetics. Promote your operation and market bulls. Gain test data and ultrasound measurement. Optional sale in March for tested bulls. Minimum delivery weight is 600 lbs.

QUESTIONS? 14 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

Blake Nelson AMAA Executive Vice President (918) 441-3433

Josh Cribbs AMAA Commercial Development (813) 967-6949


MAINE MAX

FEEDOUT CHALLENGE Looking for a new marketing opportunity for your Maine-influenced cattle? Here’s your answer! ELIGIBILITY STANDARDS

- Open to all spring born calves produced from at least one registered Maine-Anjou or MaineTainer parent. - 5 head minimum. - Precondition protocol met.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

- Nominations are due September 1 - (Approximate) Delivery Dates: October 23-27, 2017 - Feed out financing available. - The AMAA will coordinate with feedlots to place your cattle.

For more information: Josh Cribbs, Commercial Development Director (813) 967-6949 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 15


SETTING THE STANDARD OF

EXCELLENCE FORT RANCH Fullblood Maine-Anjou Cattle

James, Sandy, Kenda, Kellen and Bahie Fort 580-795-3754 - Madill, Oklahoma 16 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

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JUSTIN

Back to Back National Grand Champion Fullbood Bull FWSS 2016 & 2017 Sire: FRT Fire Cracker Dam: Cornerstone Kambray Birthweight: 86 lb. Weaning Weight: 912

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Results

JUNIOR NATIONAL

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Females

MAINE-ANJOU 2017 NATIONAL JUNIOR MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE SHOW Judge: Chris Sankey, Kansas

GRAND CHAMPION MTF CHIT CHAT 5022 ET

Champion Division 7 Oct. 4, 2015 Sire: BBBN X 483X Dam: BK Tempted 7001 Exhibited by Chancee Clark, Muldrow, Okla.

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION JSUL ERICA’S MONEY 6480D ET Champion Division 3 June 2, 2016 Sire: Daddy’s Money Dam: KS Erica 36T Exhibited by Macie McCollum, Bellevue, Texas

BKMT DANCE LESSONS ET

Third Overall - Champion Division 2 Sept. 20, 2016 Sire: CMCC Makers Mark B5010 • Dam: BK Xceptional Exhibited by Hunter Morton, Stratford, Okla. 20 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

DRIT DIVA

Fourth Overall - Reserve Champion Division 3 May 7, 2016 Sire: GOET I-80 • Dam: BLSC Arabella A312 Exhibited by Taylor Dorsey, Eaton, Colo.

BK-MTF DOOZIE 607 ET

Fifth Overall - Champion Division 4 April 8, 2016 Sire: All That Matters • Dam: CMCC You Talk 1036 Exhibited by Becca Moore, Madill, Okla.


DIVISION & RESERVE

CHAMPIONS

MCCF EFFIE ET

ADIN FRANCHEZCA 1E

JAYM KATIE 5D ET

CRLL MISS DENALI 77D ET

BPF LUCKY LADY 25D ET

CMCC DREAM GIRL 602 ET

RKK IVY 26D

CMCC CHANGING TIME 5001 ET

DRCC MISS CHINA DOLL

BWES EZMERELDA 5C

Champion Division 1 - Feb. 26, 2017 Sire: GOET I-80 • Dam: JSC Lucky Lady 28Z Exhibited by Ali Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio

DUP CAKE WALK 5011 ET

Reserve Champion Division 2 - Nov. 3, 2016 Sire: Daddy’s Money • Dam: KMCC Sarah Exhibited by Wesley Walker, Dayton, Texas

Reserve Champion Division 4 - April 27, 2016 Sire: Daddy’s Money • Dam: JSC Katie 5S Exhibited by Caitlyn Skiles, Dalhart, Texas

Reserve Champion Division 1 - Jan. 26, 2017 Sire: GFSC The Prophet • Dam: BWES Ezmerelda 5C Exhibited by Adison Niese, Shelby, Ohio

Champion Division 5 - March 25, 2016 Sire: GOET I-80 • Dam: K&A Daiquiri 176Y Exhibited by McKenna Striegel, Moravia, Iowa

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Reserve Champion Division 5 - March 8, 2016 Sire: Daddy’s Money • Dam: TJSC Lucky Lady 2X Exhibited by Maycee Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan.

Reserve Champion Division 7 - Sept. 7, 2015 Sire: Daddy’s Money • Dam: BK Time Machine 7110 Exhibited by Ladd Landgraf, Madill, Okla.

Champion Division 6 - Feb. 12, 2016 Sire: I Deliver • Dam: BK3R Who’s Playing 9010 Exhibited by Ladd Landgraf, Madill, Okla.

Champion Division 8 - Jan. 11, 2015 Sire: Comfort Zone • Dam: TLCC Isabella S6392 Exhibited by Larahmy Blakley, Oologah, Okla.

Reserve Champion Division 6 - Feb. 22, 2016 Sire: BSC Simplicity 44U • Dam: DJ Tina U19 Exhibited by Kassi Rice, Parkersburg, Iowa

Reserve Champion Division 8 - April 4, 2015 Sire: Ready 2 Rumble • Dam: WC Miss Mandi 712Y Exhibited by Adison Niese, Shelby, Ohio AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 21


Females

MAINETAINERS

2017 NATIONAL JUNIOR MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE SHOW Judge: Shane Bedwell, Missouri

GRAND CHAMPION GCC MISS BOSTON 5501C2

Champion Division 8 March 15, 2015 Sire: Daddy’s Money Dam: GCC Miss Whiskey 5066 Exhibited by Stewart Skiles, Dalhart, Texas

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION HDLY PRINCESS 607D

Champion Division 4 April 4, 2016 Sire: DUAL Threat 305A Dam: DLH Princess Monopoly Exhibited by Hadley Dunklau, Wayne, Neb.

KLRL FC DELTA DAWN 36D ET

Third Overall - Champion Division 5 March 3, 2016 Sire: NMR Maternal Made • Dam: KLRL Tricky Vicky Exhibited by Jenna Tlach, Prole, Iowa 22 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

CHAM MISS PENNY GIRL 4D

Fourth Overall - Reserve Champion Division 5 March 4, 2016 Sire: S A V Bismark 5682 • Dam: Miss Rihanna Exhibited by Maci Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

HAN-R LADY AGNES 605

Fifth Overall - Champion Division 6 Feb. 6, 2016 Sire: STSC Comfort 13 • Dam: Patton Lady Agnes 326 Exhibited by Greyson Belcher, Blakesburg, Iowa


DIVISION & RESERVE

CHAMPIONS

CFBC MISS ANGEL ET

ANNABELLE

CMCC DIXIELAND 6028

PJWC LISA MARIE 706D

Champion Division 1 - Jan. 8, 2017 Sire: Man Among Boys • Dam: Ott’s Miss Marley Exhibited by Brittany Conkey, Hicksville, Ohio

BOY BRANDI WINE D692

Champion Division 2 - Sept. 20, 2016 Reserve Champion Division 2 - Sept. 8, 2016 Sire: CMAC Morgans Iconic 22A • Dam: BOY Cherri Brandi Sire: BK Xikes X59 • Dam: BK Z Whap 234 Exhibited by David Smith, Boulder, Colo. Exhibited by Victoria Chapman, Mannsville, Okla.

Reserve Champion Division 1 - Jan. 3, 2017 Sire: Bush’s Sure Deal 33 • Dam: V L Miss 80 Exhibited by Brooklyn Curtin, Oxford, Iowa

Champion Division 3 - July 9, 2016 Sire: DOST Elvis • Dam: HCCL Patty 82T Exhibited by Olivia Caldwell, Elmwood, Ill.

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

LIBBY 509D

Reserve Champion Division 3 - May 9, 2016 Sire: LFCC Unstoppable 727X • Dam: PCFR Libby Exhibited by Allison Underwood, Ridgeway, Ohio

BBR DESIREE 673D ET

Reserve Champion Division 4 - April 11, 2016 Sire: Silveiras Style 9303 • Dam: HAA Countess 371W Exhibited by Allee Maronde, York, Neb.

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

WOOD CAN’T STOP 022C

Champion Division 7 - Nov. 22, 2015 Sire: CCLT Slammin 94Z • Dam: TGSC Amaretto 022A Exhibited by Abagail Wood, Leavenworth, Kan.

JPV MISS DEW IT

Reserve Champion Division 7 - Sept. 15, 2015 Sire: JPV Dexter 421 • Dam: RAKC Miss In Dew Time Exhibited by Jaxson Carlson, Julesburg, Colo.

GARW MISS COOKIE 6006 ET

Reserve Champion Division 6 - Feb. 18, 2016 Sire: GOET I-80 • Dam: CLS Miss Hot Cookie Exhibited by Kathy Lehman, Shelby, Ohio

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

HAFC MISS KELSEY 57X

Reserve Champion Division 8 - April 5, 2010 Sire: Unregistered • Dam: HAFC Miss Tia Exhibited by Drew McCullough, Allerton, Iowa AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 23


Females

BRED & OWNED

MAINE-ANJOU 2017 NATIONAL JUNIOR MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE SHOW Judge: Shane Bedwell, Missouri

GRAND CHAMPION CHAM MISS ANITA

Champion Division 3 May 16, 2016 Sire: GOET Driving 80 Dam: ADPR 01W ET Exhibited by Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION RKK IVY 26D

Champion Division 6 Feb. 22, 2016 Sire: BSC Simplicity 44U Dam: DJ Tina U19 Exhibited by Kassi Rice, Parkersburg, Iowa

DRIT DIVA

Third Overall - Reserve Champion Division 3 May 7, 2016 Sire: GOET I-80 • Dam: BLSC Arabella A312 Exhibited by Taylor Dorsey, Eaton, Colo. 24 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

GHC DAZZLE 6001

Fourth Overall - Champion Division 2 Nov. 2, 2016 Sire: MTF Badger B10 ET • Dam: BK4J Xiaoli 0014 Exhibited by Hudson Carter, Stratford, Okla.

HPC DAISY 223D

Fifth Overall - Champion Division 4 April 22, 2016 Sire: GOET I-80 • Dam: ENLW Zailie 223Z Exhibited by Hayden Pine, Lawrence, Kan.


DIVISION & RESERVE

CHAMPIONS

MCCF EFFIE ET

Champion Division 1 - Feb. 26, 2017 Sire: GOET I-80 • Dam: JSC Lucky Lady 28Z Exhibited by Ali Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio

KKKG MIRANDA JO 703E

Reserve Champion Division 1 - Jan. 29, 2017 Sire: BPF Mercedes Benz 131U • Dam: Miss America Erica Exhibited by Renee Grimm, Audubon, Iowa

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

CWTC IVY

PRV MS HARD WHISKEY 6154D

Reserve Champion Division 2 - Oct. 2, 2016 Reserve Champion Division 4 - April 6, 2016 Sire: CWTC Here Comes the Boom • Dam: MAC Jazze Rose Sire: MINN Hard Whiskey 591Y • Dam: PRV Ms Synergy Exhibited by Chris Tooms, New Concord, Ohio Exhibited by Justin Ringkob, Lake City, S.D.

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

CAEL’S TASHA 3D

Reserve Champion Division 5 - March 10, 2016 Sire: MAJORS Money Man • Dam: NSC Tasha 310X Exhibited by Cael Noteboom, Sheldon, Iowa

SHUM WHOA’S JEALOUSY ET

Champion Division 5 - March 8, 2016 Sire: Daddy’s Money • Dam: HARK Miss Indiana 208R Exhibited by Skye Schumaker, Heyworth, Ill.

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

MISS MAINE AIM POLLY ET

Champion Division 6 - Feb. 18, 2016 Sire: BPF Classic 914U • Dam: Miss Maine Aim Curly Sue Exhibited by Madison McCullough, Allerton, Iowa

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Females

BRED & OWNED

MAINETAINERS

2017 NATIONAL JUNIOR MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE SHOW Judge: Chris Sankey, Kansas

GRAND CHAMPION TVR SCARLETT ET

Champion Division 7 Oct. 28, 2015 Sire: BBBN X2 201X Dam: WMBX Adoline 23A Exhibited by Trevor Reiboldt, W. College Center, Ind.

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION HDLY PRINCESS 607D

Champion Division 4 April 4, 2016 Sire: DUAL Threat 305A Dam: DLH Princess Monopoly Exhibited by Hadley Dunklau, Wayne, Neb.

HDLY DADDY’S GIRL 602D

Third Overall - Champion Division 6 Jan. 12, 2016 Sire: Daddy’s Money • Dam: Hadley’s Whiskey Girl Exhibited by Hadley Dunklau, Wayne, Neb. 26 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

HAN-R LADY AGNES 605

Fourth Overall - Reserve Champion Division 6 Feb. 6, 2016 Sire: STSC Comfort 13 • Dam: Patton Lady Agnes 326 Exhibited by Greyson Belcher, Blakesburg, Iowa

WOOD CAN’T STOP 022C

Fifth Overall - Reserve Champion Division 7 Nov. 22, 2016 Sire: CCLT Slammin 94Z • Dam: TGSC Amaretto 022A Exhibited by Abagail Wood, Leavenworth, Kan.


DIVISION & RESERVE

CHAMPIONS

MCCF ELEANOR

CFBC MISS ANGEL ET

GOF MISS STYLING ROSE ET

YNOT ANASTASIA 644D ET

PDM TOOTSIE D601

BARKER’S MISS FANCY

SGW CARD FOREVER 61D

CHAM MISS PENNY GIRL

Champion Division 1 - April 9, 2017 Sire: LFCC Unstoppable 727X • Dam: Fayshia Exhibited by Ali Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio

Reserve Champion Division 1 - Jan. 8, 2017 Sire: Man Among Boys • Dam: Ott’s Miss Marley Exhibited by Brittany Conkey, Hicksville, Ohio

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Champion Division 2 - Oct. 8, 2016 Sire: Silveiras Style 9303 • Dam: BPF Countess 413X Exhibited by Abbie Collins, New Paris, Ohio

Reserve Champion Division 2 - Nov. 9, 2016 Sire: Daddy’s Money • Dam: YNA Kelley 43X Exhibited by Hannah Topmiller, Pleasant Plain, Ohio

Champion Division 3 - June 4, 2016 Sire: SMSS LSC Madera 404B • Dam: PDM Kandi Exhibited by Paige Miller, Torrington, Wyo.

Reserve Champion Division 3 - July 31, 2016 Reserve Champion Division 4 - April 16, 2016 Champion Division 5 - March 4, 2016 Sire: Dameron First Impression • Dam: Barkers Miss Uno Sire: LLW Card Snap Chat 220A • Dam: CARD Forever 61B Sire: S A V Bismark 5682 • Dam: Miss Rihanna Exhibited by Cassidy Barker, Kearney, Mo. Exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. Exhibited by Maci Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

GAL CHLOE 601D

Reserve Champion Division 5 - March 3, 2016 Sire: Stock Broker • Dam: CJ Barbara 291 Exhibited by Morgan Gall, Clarkson, Neb. AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 27


STEERS

Judge: Brad McCurry, Kansas

PROSPECT & PROGRESS

GRAND CHAMPION MJ JOHN 687D

Weight: 895 Sire: Smilin Bob • Dam: Rowe Barbie 84KGR Exhibited by Cameron Choate, Hubbard, Texas

RES. GRAND CHAMPION GHC DISCO D6

Weight: 685 Sire: MTF Badger B10 • Dam: BK Zendy Sue 2086 Exhibited by Grady Carter, Stratford, Okla.

BRED & OWNED

GRAND CHAMPION GHC DISCO D6

Weight: 685 Sire: MTF Badger B10 • Dam: BK Zendy Sue 2086 Exhibited by Grady Carter, Stratford, Okla. 28 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

RES. GRAND CHAMPION KNKM HERMAN

Weight: 285 Sire: BBBN X 483X • Dam: PUTZ Porsha Exhibited by Kaylee Miller, Lacona, Iowa


GRAND CHAMPION HAYB MR. JADE ET

Weight: 1,260 Sire: Monopoly • Dam: WOSC Miss I-80 250Z Exhibited by Conner Hayden, Hebron, Ind.

RES. GRAND CHAMPION DGCC SCOOBA STEVE

Weight: 1,085 Sire: Monopoly • Dam: LUC Harietta 21T Exhibited by Samantha Podzimek, Mitchell, S.D.

BRED & OWNED

GRAND CHAMPION TLLC ROBBIE

Weight: 1,285 Sire: Monopoly • Dam: KRLK 52Y Exhibited by Tyler Loudon, Creston, Iowa

RES. GRAND CHAMPION CLAH DOMINO

Weight: 955 Sire: ENLW Yugo 618Y • Dam: BK Zadie 259 Exhibited by Clayton Hayes, Ada, Okla. AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 29


BULLS

Judge: Brad McCurry, Kansas

MAINE & MAINETAINER

GRAND CHAMPION MCCF EEYORE

April 13, 2017 Sire: SAK McKinley 96C Dam: JSC Lucky Lady 28Z Exhibited by Ali Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION PRV DOUBLE DOWN

April 12, 2016 Sire: Straight Jacket 101X Dam: PRV Ms Star 2085Z Exhibited by Haley Madison Ringkob, Lake City, S.D.

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GRAND CHAMPION DRIT MCDREAMY

May 3, 2016 Sire: GCC Last Stand 3000 Dam: DRIT Yanee Exhibited by Taylor Dorsey, Eaton, Colo.

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION KKKG ROAD WARRIOR 602D

Jan. 1, 2016 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: KKKG Black Eagle 405B Exhibited by Kourtney Grimm, Audubon, Iowa

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FULLBLOODS Judge: Brad McCurry, Kansas

GRAND CHAMPION FCF CANDY KISSES 644D

April 18, 2016 Sire: FCF Red Hawk 141B Dam: JJN Miss 11B Exhibited by Catelyn Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark.

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION DOXA MISS 23D

March 8, 2016 Sire: DSMA Quigley Dam: DOXA Miss 23Y Exhibited by Kaitlin Fifer, Harrisonville, Mo.

A sincere THANK YOU to the Maine-Anjou Traditionalist Group for their continued sponsorship of the Fullblood female show at the 2016 National Junior Heifer Show. Without their tremendous support, shows like the junior national would not be possible! A sincere thank you to the following breeders: S.A.C. Farms, Stevens & Stevens, Double B Farms, Kermit Heaton, Wolfe Place Ranch, LLC., Don & Carolyn Fifer, Willow Springs Ranch, Blueprint Cattle Co., Fryar Cattle Co., McCulloch Cattle Co., Vinoka Morris Farms, 6S Ranch, Fancy Creek Farm, James Fort, The Greer Farm, H.W. McElroy Co., Don & Garrett Meyer, and 4J Family Cattle Co. 32 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017


Class 1 - Kaylee Miller, Iowa Class 2 - Grady Carter, Oklahoma Class 3 - Cameron Choate, Texas

BRED & OWNED PROSPECT STEERS Class 1 - Kaylee Miller, Iowa Class 2 - Grady Carter, Oklahoma

PROGRESS STEERS

Class 4 - Clayton Hayes, Oklahoma Class 5 - Samantha Podzimek, South Dakota Class 6 - Dax Seibert, Kansas Class 7 - Ansley Maronde, Nebraska Class 8 - Conner Hayden, Indiana Class 9 - Shelby Henley, Kansas

BRED & OWNED PROGRESS STEERS

Class 4 - Clayton Hayes, Oklahoma Class 7 - Kelsey Wall, Oklahoma Class 8 - Tyler Loudon, Iowa Class 9 - Taylor Heim, Nebraska

BRED & OWNED MAINETAINER BULLS

Class 10 - Larahmy Blakley, Oklahoma Class 11 - Ali Muir, Ohio Class 12 - Brooke Hayden, Indiana Class 13 - Madison Loschke, Kansas Class 14 - Renee Grimm, Iowa Class 15 - Taylor Dorsey, Colorado Class 16 - Charlea Edwards, Louisiana Class 17 - Kourtney Grimm, Iowa

BRED & OWNED MAINE-ANJOU BULLS

Class 18 - Ali Muir, Ohio Class 19 - Haley Ringkob, South Dakota

FULLBLOOD FEMALES

Class 20 - Catelyn Walker, Arkansas Class 21 - Kaitlin Fifer, Missouri

BRED & OWNED MAINE-ANJOU FEMALES Class 22 - Ali Muir, Ohio Class 23 - Renee Grimm, Iowa Class 24 - Jodi Opperman, Iowa Class 25 - Hudson Carter, Oklahoma Class 26 - Chris Tooms, Ohio Class 27 - Kaitlin Fifer, Missouri Class 28 - Becca Chamberlin, Indiana Class 29 - Hayden Pine, Kansas Class 30 - Skye Schumaker, Illinois Class 31 - Kassie Rice, Iowa

BRED & OWNED MAINETAINER FEMALES

Class 32 - Ali Muir, Ohio Class 33 - Shaylee Baalman, Kansas Class 34 - Tyler DeGroot, Minnesota Class 35 - Brittany Conkey, Ohio Class 36 - Courtney McNeff, Oklahoma Class 37 - Hannah Topmiller, Ohio Class 38 - Abbie Collins, Ohio Class 39 - Bailey Garwood, Ohio Class 40 - Cassidy Barker, Missouri Class 41 - Paige Miller, Wyoming Class 42 - Bailey DeJong, South Dakota Class 43 - Hadley Dunklau, Nebraska Class 44 - Maci Chamberlin, Indiana

Class 45 - Greyson Belcher, Iowa Class 46 - Hadley Dunklau, Nebraska Class 47 - Abby Wood, Kansas Class 48 - Trevor Reiboldt, Indiana Class 49 - Randon Schwab, Texas Class 50 - Landry Vargo, Texas

OWNED MAINETAINER FEMALES

Class 51 - Lane Rigdon, Iowa Class 52 - Tyler DeGroot, Minnesota Class 53 - Brittany Conkey, Ohio Class 54 - Larahmy Blakley, Oklahoma Class 55 - Macie McCollum, Texas Class 56 - Grady Carter, Oklahoma Class 57 - David Smith, Colorado Class 58 - Victoria Chapman, Oklahoma Class 59 - Cameron Choate, Texas Class 60 - Olivia Caldwell, Illinois Class 61 - Paige Miller, Wyoming Class 62 - Courtney Bockman, Nebraska Class 63 - Alison Underwood, Ohio Class 64 - Chloee Clark, Oklahoma Class 65 - Brooke Hayden, Indiana Class 66 - Hadley Dunklau, Nebraska Class 67 - Austin Hunker, Ohio Class 68 - Allee Maronde, Nebraska Class 69 - Bailey DeJong, South Dakota Class 70 - Hadley Dunklau, Nebraska Class 71 - Kassi Rice, Iowa Class 72 - Lucas Wisnefski, Illinois Class 73 - Kathy Lehman, Ohio Class 74 - David Smith, Colorado Class 75 - Jenna Tlach, Iowa Class 76 - Laurel Culp, Kentucky Class 77 - Kathy Lehman, Ohio Class 78 - Justin Peterson, Nebraska Class 79 - Greyson Belcher, Iowa Class 80 - Hadley Dunklau, Nebraska Class 81 - Abby Wood, Kansas Class 82 - Jaxon Carlson, Colorado Class 83 - Landry Vargo, Texas Class 84 - Stewart Skiles, Texas

OWNED MAINE-ANJOU FEMALES

Class 85 - Ali Muir, Ohio Class 86 - Stephanie Kersten, Nebraska Class 87 - Wesley Walker, Texas Class 88A - Carlee Clark, Oklahoma Class 88B - Hunter Morton, Oklahoma Class 89 - Macie McCollum, Texas Class 90 - Becca Chamberlin, Indiana Class 91 - Taylor Dorsey, Colorado Class 92 - Caitlyn Skiles, Texas Class 93 - Becca Moore, Oklahoma Class 94 - McKenna Striegel, Iowa Class 95 - Maycee Ratliff, Kansas Class 96 - Ladd Landgraf, Oklahoma Class 97 - Chancee Clark, Oklahoma Class 98 - Ladd Landgraf, Oklahoma Class 99 - Stran Wagner, Oklahoma Class 100 - Wyatt Ebersole, Iowa Class 101 - Larahmy Blakley, Oklahoma

CLASS WINNERS

PROSPECT STEERS

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K N A TH YO

THANK YOU! To everyone who attended, lent a helping hand, word of encourgament and sponsorship. This event COULD NOT go on without all of you, and for that the AJMAA is forever grateful! SULLIVAN SUPPLY LADD LANDGRAF LANDGRAF CATTLE CO. MORTON FARMS WILLOW SPRINGS CATTLE CO. FULLBLOOD TRADITIONALIST GROUP IOWA MAINE-ANJOU ASSOCIATION JIRL & BRENDA BUCK ANIPRO XTRAFORMANCE FEEDS TIM, KAREN & TYLER LOUDON BLIND BADGER RANCH JONES SHOW CATTLE OHIO MAINE-ANJOU ASSOCIATION TRANS OVA GENETICS WAHL CLIPPER HUTCHINSON CVB ANDIS CLIPPER COMPANY CRAIG MOORE DIAMONDS IN THE ROUGH DUSTIN DORSEY DEJONG RANCH FOCUS MARKETING GROUP GOETTEMOELLER SHOW CATTLE GREEN OAK FARMS 38 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

GRISWOLD CATTLE COMPANY JOHN CRALL LEGACY LIVESTOCK IMAGING LAND O’LAKES PURINA SHOWSTRING TERA ROONEY, DVM BARNHARDT CONSTRUCTION ARCHIE BARNHARDT BRETT CARTER MICHAEL SCHAUB CUMMINGS CAROUSEL DEW-EZE TRANSWEST KEDRICK MILLER DOUG MCCOLLUM KATIE ROXBURGH STEVE HAWKINS SURE CHAMP/VITAFERM MULTIN-MIN JAMES MCLEMORE FOCUS MARKETING GROUP ALEX KIMMERLING ALICIA RIGDON VIASAT

BAILEY CLANTON BRETT & SHERYL CLANTON CAMERON ALEXANDER GENNA FRENZEN LUKE DORIS MCKENNA STRIEGEL MIX 30 RYAN & CRYSTAL DUNKLAU RYAN JOHNSON SKILES FAMILY TIM SCHAEFER TODD SCHAUB TONY & BRANDY JEFFS CINDY KING TREVAR CAMPBELL AMY COWAN GENESOURCE ADAM PRYOR MANDY MARTIN MERL SCHRAGE RAE BLAKLEY SHANE PRILL STACY KERSTEN CHANCE FRIEDLY


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JANELLE GRIEMAN ANDREA BRANSTAD BRENDON LOWE DONALD WILBOURN ANDREA CLARK ANTHONY TOPMILLER BARRY & AMY TLACH BETH MCDERMOTT CHAD OR AMY RIECH CHARLIE WILSON CHRIS & CAROLYN WILSON CHRISTINE MILLER CHUCK & KAREN MCCULLOUGH CORY THOMSEN DAVID CARLSON DAVID MENTE DON MEYER SHOWSTRING HADLEY DUNKLAU HEIDI GALL HESLER FAMILY JJ BOCKMAN JUSTIN PETERSON JUSTIN WAGNER

KAYLEE MILLER KORIE KERSTEN KYLE & MARY RICE KYLE KISLING LEON MATLOCK LINDSTROM FAMILY MARTI VAN VLIET MICHAEL & CHRISTY WELCH MIKE SCHAUB NICOLE HAYDEN PETERSON BROTHERS CATTLE RASHELE BLAKLEY RENEE LASHLEY SAMANTHA YONKERS SHAWNA SENKEL SHAYLEE BAALMAN SHEILA MILLER SHERYL BIERSCHWALE STEPHANIE KERSTEN TAYLOR DORSEY TEJLOR STROPE TERRY MUIR TERRY THORSON TRACY CHAPMAN

TRAVIS CURTIN TYLER HUMPHREY HEATHER MANNING MANDY MCALISTER VALLEY VET SUPPLY CHIP YOCHUM TERRY MUIR AGRI-LABS DANA MILLS JOHN BODDICKER JEFF WOODSIDE KAYLEE MILLER STEVEN HODGES ADM ANIMAL NUTRITION ANDIS CLIPPER COMPANY BICHELMEYER MEATS MIKE ROEBER SHOWBLOOM THE SHOWTIMES MAGAZINE HUTCHINSON COMMUNITY COLLEGE KANSAS STATE FAIRGROUNDS TUCKER LONG AMERICAN CHIANINA ASSOCIATION MORGAN PHILLIPS AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 39


IOWA - 2017 STATE SWEEPSTAKES WINNER

ARKANSAS

CALIFORNIA

COLORADO/WYOMING

GEORGIA

ILLINOIS

INDIANA

KANSAS

KENTUCKY

OPENING CEREMONIES

40 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017


LOUISIANA

MICHIGAN

MINNESOTA

MISSOURI

NEBRASKA

NORTH CAROLINA

OHIO

SOUTH DAKOTA

OKLAHOMA

TENNESSEE

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CONTESTS INDIVIDUAL SWEEPSTAKES

JUNIOR SWEEPSTAKES

1st Place - Tyler Loudon, Iowa 2nd Place - Abby Tlach, Iowa 3rd Place - Josie Wilkins, Arkansas 4th Place - Madison McCullough, Iowa 5th Place - Brenna Wilkins, Iowa

INTERMEDIATE SWEEPSTAKES 1st Place - Taylor Pinkerton, Indiana 2nd Place - Kassidy Bremer, Illinois 3rd Place - Chris Tooms, Ohio 4th Place - Neleigh Gehl, Nebraska 5th Place - Kaylen Branen, Oklahoma

SENIOR SWEEPSTAKES

1st Place - Amber Pickard, Michigan 2nd Place - Laurel Culp, Kentucky 3rd Place - Kylie Pickard, Michigan 4th Place - Brittany Conkey, Ohio 5th Place - Amelia Higgins, Tennessee

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SCHOLARSHIPS

2017 AJMAA & John Boddicker Scholarship Winners

2017 All Around Scholarship Winners

Taylor Dorsey, Colorado & Kassi Rice, Iowa

Kassi Rice, Iowa & Reighly Blakley, Oklahoma

2017 Herdsman Scholarship Winners

2017 Herdsman Scholarship Winners

Allee Maronde, Nebraska, Taylor Dorsey, Colorado & Reighly Blakley, Oklahoma

Stephanie Kersten, Nebraska & Kaylee Miller, Iowa

QUEEN & PRINCESS From left: Princesses, McKenna Striegel, Iowa and Kelsey Wall, Oklahoma. Queen, Jolene Ebersole, Iowa. Retiring princess, Morayah Cupp, Nebraska & queen, Adelyda Ebersole, Iowa

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CONTESTS

Junios PHOTO

SALESMANSHIP

JUDGING

QUIZ BOWL

44 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

SHOWMANSHIP

SPEECH


TEAM FITTING - 1ST

TEAM FITTING - 2ND

TEAM FITTING - 3RD

TEAM FITTING - 4TH

TEAM FITTING - 5TH

TEAM FITTING - 6TH

TEAM FITTING - 7TH

TEAM FITTING - 8TH

TEAM FITTING - 9TH

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CONTESTS

Intermediate PHOTO

SALESMANSHIP

JUDGING

QUIZ BOWL

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SHOWMANSHIP

SPEECH


TEAM FITTING - 1ST

TEAM FITTING - 2ND

TEAM FITTING - 3RD

TEAM FITTING - 4TH

TEAM FITTING - 5TH

TEAM FITTING - 6TH

TEAM FITTING - 7TH

TEAM FITTING - 8TH

TEAM FITTING - 9TH

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CONTESTS

Seniors PHOTO

SALESMANSHIP

JUDGING

QUIZ BOWL

48 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

SHOWMANSHIP

SPEECH


TEAM FITTING - 1ST

TEAM FITTING - 2ND

TEAM FITTING - 3RD

TEAM FITTING - 4TH

TEAM FITTING - 5TH

TEAM FITTING - 6TH

TEAM FITTING - 7TH

TEAM FITTING - 8TH

TEAM FITTING - 9TH

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Juniors PHOTO

JUDGING

SALESMANSHIP

QUIZ BOWL

1st Place - Brenna Wilkins, IA 2nd Place - Josie Wilkins, AR 3rd Place - Tyler Loudon, IA 4th Place - Keeley Vaughn, NE 5th Place - Kambryn Vaughn, NE 6th Place - Parker Schwarz, KS 7th Place - Grady Carter, OK 8th Place - Kendon McAlister, AR 9th Place - Drew McCullough, IA 10th Place - Klayton Bremer, IL

1st Place - Kendon McAlister, AR 2nd Place - Tyler Loudon, IA 3rd Place - Josie Wilkins, AR 4th Place - Parker Lockhart, OK 5th Place - Madison McCullough, IA 6th Place - Kennedy Lockhart, OK 7th Place - Emma Yochum, OH 8th Place - Jaxon Carlson, CO 9th Place - Kelsey Wall, OK 10th Place - Parker Schwarz, KS

SPEECH

1st Place - Tyler Loudon, IA 2nd Place - Josie Wilkins, AR 3rd Place - Sydney Standridge, AR 4th Place - Parker Schwarz, KS 5th Place - Ansley Maronde, NE 6th Place - Kendon McAlister, AR 7th Place - Parker Dicks, KS 8th Place - Wyatt Fechter, KS 9th Place - Kennedy Lockhart, OK 10th Place - Brenna Wilkins, IA 50 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

CONT

1st Place - Carlee Clark, OK 2nd Place - Abby Tlach, IA 3rd Place - Ashley Kennedy, KS 4th Place - Rylan Cutler, MN 5th Place - Tyler Loudon, IA 6th Place - Jake King, CO 7th Place - Evan Wullenweber, IN 8th Place - Ryan Carlson, CO 9th Place - Ava Noonan, IA 10th Place - Greyson Belcher, IA

1st Place - Kendra & Ryleee Folkerts, MN, Paisley Nelson, MO & Jack Clarahan, IA 2nd Place - Tyler Loudon, Abby Tlach, Madison McCullough & Drew McCullough, IA

SHOWMANSHIP

1st Place - Carlee Clark, OK 2nd Place - Brayton Striegel, IA 3rd Place - Lillie Skiles, TX 4th Place - Kendon McAlister, AR 5th Place - Jody Mead, KS 6th Place - Chloe Clark, OK 7th Place - Kelsey Wall, OK 8th Place - Landon Rozeboom, IA 9th Place - Clayton Hayes, OK 10th Place - Landry Vargo, TX

TEAM FITTING

1st Place - Abree, Greyson & Brady Belcher, IA 2nd Place - Caitlyn Skiles, TX, Cole Caldwell & Klayton Bremer, IL 3rd Place - Madison McCullough, Abby Tlach & Tyler Loudon, IA 4th Place - Grady Carter, Kennedy & Parker Lockhart, OK 5th Place - Jake King, Dalton & Jaxon Carlson, CO 6th Place - Brenna Wilkins, Ava Noonan & Regan McClure, IA 7th Place - Parker Schwarz, Shaylee Baalman & Jody Mead, KS 8th Place - Griffin Puckett & Samantha Van Vorhis, OH & Kade Banter, IN 9th Place - Kendon McAlister, Justin & Jason Calhoun, AR 10th Place - Kiera Bremer, IL, Macy Schroeder, IA & Abby Stallbaumer, NE


TESTS PHOTO

Intermediates

1st Place - Taylor Pinkerton, IN 2nd Place - Kassidy Bremer, IL 3rd Place - Jenna Tlach, IA 4th Place - Macie McCollum, TX 5th Place - Savannah Garrett, IN 6th Place - Kathy Lehman, OH 7th Place - Kennedy Eskildsen, IA 8th Place - Larahmy Blakley, OK 9th Place - Kaylyn Branen, OK 10th Place - Dalton Dicks, KS

SALESMANSHIP

1st Place - Taylor Pinkerton, IN 2nd Place - Macie McCollum, TX 3rd Place - Paidge Miller, WY 4th Place - Malina Lindstrom, NE 5th Place - Neleigh Gehl, NE 6th Place - Chris Tooms, OH 7th Place - Jenna Tlach, IA 8th Place - Kassidy Bremer, IL 9th Place - Katrina Swope, TX 10th Place - Skye Schumaker, IL

SPEECH

1st Place - Adelyda Ebersole, IA 2nd Place - Dalton Dicks, KS 3rd Place - Neleigh Gehl, NE 4th Place - Morayah Cupp, NE 5th Place - Malina Lindstrom, NE 6th Place - Hannah Robertson 7th Place - Kaylyn Branen, OK 8th Place - Paige Miller, WY 9th Place - Abby Wood, KS 10th Place - Macie McCollum, TX

JUDGING

1st Place - Katrina Swope, TX 2nd Place - Garrett Chestnut, IN 3rd Place - Kyle Piscione, OH 4th Place - Taylor Pinkerton, IN 5th Place - Malina Lindstrom, NE 6th Place - Neleigh Gehl, NE 7th Place - Justin Herlan, OK 8th Place - Wyatt Hancock, OK 9th Place - Whitney Walker, AR 10th Place - Chancee Clark, OK

QUIZ BOWL

1st Place - Parker & Dalton Dicks, Dexter Small & Abby Wood, KS 2nd Place - Kaylyn Branen, Larahmy Blakley, Matt Goodner & Stran Wagner, OK

SHOWMANSHIP

TEAM FITTING

1st Place - Kassidy Bremer, Olivia Caldwell, IL & Jaxon Schrag, SD 2nd Place - Chancee, Carlee & Chloe Clark, OK 3rd Place - Madison McCormick & Sara Sullivan, IA 4th Place - Adelyda Ebersole, IA, Morayah Cupp & Taylor Weber, NE 5th Place - Chris Tooms, Colby Manning & Gavin Puckett, OH 6th Place - Trevor Mente, Emily Thorson & Tucker DeGroot, MN 7th Place - Neleigh Gehl, Morgan Gall & Malina Lindstrom, NE 8th Place - Dexter Small, Dalton Dicks & Abby Wood, KS 9th Place - Justin Mente, Kendra Folkerts & Tyler DeGroot, MN 10th Place - Tanner & Broolyn Curtin, Jenna Tlach, IA

1st Place - Chancee Clark, OK 2nd Place - Brooke Hayden, IN 3rd Place - Whitney Walker, AR 4th Place - Macie McCollum, TX 5th Place - Taylor Pinkerton, IN 6th Place - Broolyn Curtin, IA 7th Place - Adelyda Ebersole, IA 8th Place - Chris Tooms, OH 9th Place - Katrina Swope, TX 10th Place - Malina Lindstrom, NE

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CONTESTS PHOTO

JUDGING

SALESMANSHIP

QUIZ BOWL

1st Place - Alexandria Harrel;, TX 2nd Place - Ladd Landgraf, OK 3rd Place - Taylor Dorsey, CO 4th Place - Justin Swanton, IA 5th Place - Reighly Blakley, OK 6th Place - Laurel Culp, KY 7th Place - Kassi Rice, IA 8th Place - Amber Pickard, MI 9th Place - Mikala Denney, IL 10th Place - Kylie Pickard, MI

1st Place - Brittany Conkey, OH 2nd Place - Amber Pickard, MI 3rd Place - Amelia Higgins, TN 4th Place - Reighly Blakley, OK 5th Place - Kodi Gehl, NE 6th Place - Laurel Culp, KY 7th Place - Will Shelby, OK 8th Place - Kassi Rice, IA 9th Place - Kylie Pickard, MI 10th Place - Stephanie Kersten, NE

SPEECH

1st Place - Dixie Miller, AR 2nd Place - Laurel Culp, KY 3rd Place - Allee Maronde, NE 4th Place - Amber Pickard, MI 5th Place - Ashlynn Beninga, SD 6th Place - Alexandria Harrell, TX 7th Place - Kylie Pickard, MI 8th Place - Ashley Miller, IL 9th Place - Justin Siefker, OH 10th Place - Reighly Blakley, OK 52 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

1st Place - Bailey DeJong, SD 2nd Place - Sydney Wisnefski, IL 3rd Place - Lucas Wisnefski, IL 4th Place - Austin Garner, OH 5th Place - Kaylee Miller, IA 6th Place - Hayden Pine, KS 7th Place -Payton Sweeten, OK 8th Place - Jami Flynn, IA 9th Place - Abby Nelson, NE 10th Place - Jacob Metli, IA

Seniors

1st Place - Laurel Culp, KY, Carson Goff & Ashley Miller, IL & Mia Higgins, TN 2nd Place - Amber Pickard, Kylie Pickard, Elizabeth Fleming & Danielle Fleming, MI

SHOWMANSHIP

1st Place - Elizabeth Otte, MO 2nd Place - Reighly Blakley, OK 3rd Place - Madison Loschke, KS 4th Place - Becca Moore, OK 5th Place - Austin Garner, OH 6th Place - Victoria Chapman, OK 7th Place - Allee Maronde, NE 8th Place - Adison Niese, OH 9th Place - Leighton Robbins, TX 10th Place - Justin Swanton, IA

TEAM FITTING

1st Place - Jared Cluxton, Nick Schroeder & Justin Siefker, OH 2nd Place - Stock Martin, Leighton Robbins & Wesley Walker, TX 3rd Place - Sydney & Lucas Wisnefski, IL & Abby Nelson, NE 4th Place - P.D. & Paige Miller, WY, Taylor Dorsey, CO 5th Place - Chance & Payton Sweeten, & Ladd Landgraf, OK 6th Place - Sammi Schrag, SD, Cade Van Vliet, IA & Derek Humphrey, IL 7th Place - Taylor & Tyler Pinkerton, IN & Curtis Harsh, OH 8th Place - Zane Ward, Jake Nikkel & Riley Sleichter, KS 9th Place - Adison Niese, Kyle Piscione & Kathy Lehman, OH 10th Place - Kaylee & Kaleb Miller, & Amanda Rea, IA


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CHAMPION Cody McCullough Senior Showmanship Winner

Elizabeth Otte

Name: Elizabeth Otte School: Kansas State University

Favorite quote: “If you don’t build your dreams, someone else will hire you to help build theirs.” ~ Tony Gaskins Who is your biggest inspiration? My mom is by far my biggest inspiration. She has always taught me that hard work pays off and to never give up. Favorite hobby? Raising cattle, showing and traveling. Favorite show animal and why? My favorite show animal would have to be my bull, Dublin. He had so much character and would sit like a dog. Favorite food? Medium-rare Filet Mignon If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you bring with you? I would probably take my brother. Favorite Maine-Anjou junior national you attended and why? Most definitely There’s No Place Like Hutch. It was my last year as a junior and I was honored to win senior showmanship. What do you want to be when you grow up? As I possess a passion to promote and educate the cattle industry to future agricultural generations I aspire for my future career goals to include being a junior advisor for a breed association. Winning senior showmanship at junior nationals is a dream come true. I have been showing cattle since the age of 5 years old. We never went out and bought very many show heifers, because my mom wanted us to focus on improving our herd by selecting different sires and working hard in the barn. Since we didn’t have the best cattle out there, mom always told us to focus on showmanship and it will pay off in the end. Well it did. Last year I showed a heifer who was not only a 5th generation bred and owned on the dam side, but a 3rd generation bred and owned on the sire side. She was named supreme champion at several different shows. I didn’t think I could be more blessed, then my last junior nationals came and I was named champion senior showman. Hard work does pay off and people do notice it. I know I can never say it enough, but I just want to say a huge thank you to my mom and dad for pushing me to always to my best and then pushing me even harder when I didn’t think I could do it, but they knew with God on my side, anything is possible. Thank you for hauling me thousands of miles and letting me take all the opportunities I could take. I also want to thank my brother and sister for always taking care of things when I am traveling or away at school and for keeping me sane while at shows. Another thank you to the McCullough family for letting me come intern and accepting me in as part of the family and for giving me the opportunity to travel, show and teaching me life lessons. Last but not least, thank you to all my friends and cattle family for pushing me and help opening doors to different opportunities. I would not be the young lady I am today without any of you guys. AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 53


2017 RETIRING AMERICAN JUNIOR MAINE-ANJOU BOARD MEMBERS Reighly Blakley, Oklahoma & Kaylee Miller, Iowa

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did I know the places I would go, the people I would meet or the opportunities that would come my way when I was handed my maroon jacket. I made my decision to run for the board in Grand Island, Neb., and to this day running for the board is one of the best decisions I have ever made. I attended my first Maine-Anjou junior national when I was six years old and from that time forward, I knew I had found a breed I wanted to make my home. Although my family has bred Maine-Anjou cattle into me, it did not take me long to realize that this was the breed I wanted to stay in. After seeing the junior board members at various shows and watching my sister serve her years on the board, I set a goal for myself. One day I wanted to be one of them. Over the past four years, I have had the privilege to travel to all of the national shows and work side by side with the rest of the Maine-Anjou junior board and I can honestly say they have become family. One of my favorite things about being on the board was being able to work with the junior members. I have always believed the juniors of our breed are the future and without them there is no future. Seeing the excitement on their faces when in the showring and participating in different events truly brightens my day. While serving on the board, I have been able to

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work with a lady who has become very influential in my life. I have never met someone who cares so much about not only our juniors, but the entire MaineAnjou association. I have watched her work countless hours to ensure not only our junior nationals is the best it can be, but also all the shows leading up to it go as smoothly as possible. She is someone I always knew I could go to find an answer no matter what the question. I have a feeling nothing will change with me going off the board. Lindsey Broek, I cannot thank you enough for all you have done for not only myself, but all you do for the American Maine-Anjou Association! I also want to thank my family for never complaining about having to do a little extra while I was busy with my board duties and always pushing me to do the best I could at anything I set my mind to. While I am sad my years on the board have came to an end, I am thankful for the time I have had and all the people I have met and I am excited to continue to be active in the Maine-Anjou breed and watch new junior members have dreams come true!


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ou are a lot like an extension cord…. In 2008 I attended my first junior national in Kansas City, Mo. As a 12 year old it was a little overwhelming not knowing anyone and I wondered what I had gotten myself into. I did a few of the contests and made new friends that week. I remember sitting at the banquet that year and listening to everyone’s names be called off for the different contests and then sweepstakes. I made a goal that I wanted to compete in all the contests and win sweepstakes. I continued to step out of my comfort zone and the following year I gave my very first public speech. I was TERRIFIED, and in fact I cried. I remember standing in the room and looking over at my Aunt Deb and her saying, “take

a deep breathe, you can do this.” With each year I continued to compete in the contests and making lifelong friends in the industry which helped me gain more outlets. As I continued to grow and attend more junior nationals I fell more in love with the breed and the people in it. Watching my cousins run and be elected to the American Junior Maine-Anjou Board I knew it was something that I wanted to do, but I did not think I would ever be able to do it. I never gave up on the thought, I just kept pushing myself to meet new people and stay active within the breed continuing to gain more outlets. Two years ago I was elected as a Region II director and I have had nothing but fun serving you and continuing to gain more outlets. Juniors, as extension cords, you may have a few outlets but do not be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and continue to grow and meet new people so that your outlets will continue to get bigger. Thank you to this board for making the past two years a blast, my advisors and friends for pushing me to step out of my comfort zone, and finally, my family for always being in my corner. I would not have accomplished what I have without you guys.

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2017-2018 AJMAA NATIONAL JUNIOR BOARD

From left: Kassi Rice, Iowa, Kaleb Miller, Iowa, Whitney Walker, Arkansas, Adison Niese, Ohio, Mikala Denney, Illinois, Stephanie Kersten, Nebraska, Ladd Landgraf, Oklahoma, Hannah Topmiller, Ohio, Taylor Dorsey, Colorado, Madison Loschke, Kansas and Adelyda Ebersole, Iowa

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VICE PRESIDENT: Kassi Rice, Iowa

SECRETARY/TREASURER: Stephanie Kersten, Nebraska


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Name: Mikala Denney School: Western Illinois University Region: 1 Favorite quote: “She who endures, conquers. “ Who is your biggest inspiration? My Grandma Jo and Dolly Parton. Favorite song? Im So Groovy by Nayvadius Wilburn Favorite hobby? Traveling – shows, sales, vacation; I love it! Favorite show animal and why? A heifer named Mama Jo. Favorite food? Kentucky Fried Chicken, cottage cheese, and Casey’s pizza. If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you bring with you? Tim & Mary Kate Mardesen, Mason Perez. Favorite Maine-Anjou junior national you

attended and why? My favorite junior national would be in 2013, I met so many friends that year and came out of my shell from being shy. That year changed my perspective on the breed and ignited my passion for the association. If you could have any actor/actress play you in a movie, who would it be? Cameron Diaz If you could drive any type of car, what would it be? One that repels deer, and won’t get flat tires on gravel! What do you want to be when you grow up? I would like to be a journalist for an agriculture magazine or blog, and a farmer. I have started my own diversified crop and cattle operation and plan on following my father’s footsteps. What is one piece of advice you would give to young Maine-Anjou exhibitors? Go to a junior national and enjoy it! Don’t stress yourself out about contests, they are meant to be fun! You meet so many of your lifelong friends at these kind of events, open yourself up to new opportunities!

Name: Whitney Walker School: Prairie Grove High School Region: 1

Favorite quote: “Be a pineapple. Stand tall, wear a crown, and be sweet on the inside.” Who is your biggest inspiration? The two people that automatically come to my mind when I think about inspiration would undoubtedly have to be my grandparents. They have truly shown me how far hard work and determination will get you in life and I am forever grateful for their example as I have grown up right down the road from them. Favorite song? Feet Don’t Touch the Ground by Stoney Larue Favorite hobby? Playing golf, going to football games and road trips. Favorite show animal and why? I showed “Red” in 2012-2013 and can I truly say that she is my favorite heifer of all time. The start of my red MaineTainer addiction, my best friend and one of the freakiest heifers I have shown puts her at the top of my list. I will never forget her being called majestic at junior nationals and I will never forgot that heifer. Favorite food? Mac and Cheese. If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you bring with you? If I were stranded on a desert island I would bring my best friend Jessie because we’ve already almost got stranded in a different country together so I think we could figure out how to get out of there pretty easily. Favorite Maine-Anjou junior national you attended and why? This is a really tough choice... My favorite junior nationals would probably have to be my first Maine junior nationals to show at in 2011 in Kansas City AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 57


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MEET THE where I won my first national show and became the Maine-Anjou princess. That week was what really got me hooked on the Maine breed and helped me make lifelong friends with other juniors that I still have today. If you could have any actor/actress play you in a movie, who would it be? I would have to say Sandra Bullock play me in a movie because of her sassy attitude and shining confidence. Her role in “The Blind Side” is easily one of my favorites. If you could drive any type of car, what would it be? Range Rover What do you want to be when you grow up? I love chemistry so I really want to do something that integrates chemistry with the livestock industry or be involved with a breed association helping with their junior programs. What is one piece of advice you would give to young Maine-Anjou exhibitors? My advice to a junior member would be to not try and grow up too fast. There is a certain maturity level you should maintain and all of us have responsuibilities but if you’re done with your job at junior nationals go join the water balloon fight, go have fun at the dance, hang out and goof off with your friends. Just make sure and be a kid sometimes.

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and met many more kids than ever. If you could have any actor/actress play you in a movie, who would it be? Reese Witherspoon If you could drive any type of car, what would it be? A Ford Escape What do you want to be when you grow up? I have no idea! What is one piece of advice you would give to young Maine-Anjou exhibitors? Meet as many people as you can.

Name: Stephanie Kersten School: Northeast Community College Region: 2 Favorite quote: “What is right is not always popular, what is popular is not always right.” Who is your biggest inspiration? Grandpa Jim and Grandpa Larry Favorite song? Bad Medicine, Bon Jovi Favorite hobby? Showing cattle Favorite show animal and why? Minnie, because she is one that will always love to be a show heifer. Favorite food? Mac n Cheese If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you bring with you? My boyfriend or my best friend Favorite Maine-Anjou junior national you attended and why? 2016 in Grand Island because it is the year I ran for the junior board

Name: Kaleb Miller School: Iowa State University Region: 2 Favorite quote: “Don’t be afraid of the competition, be prepared for it.” - Deb Core Who is your biggest inspiration? My biggest inspiration is, my dad, Randy Miller. No matter how bad something may seem, he can always see the good in it, and find a way to fix the problem. He has taught me nearly everything I know about the agricultural industry and is always pushing me to be the best that I can be. Favorite song? My favorite song is, “Drive” by


OR BOARD Alan Jackson Favorite hobby? Showing livestock. Favorite show animal and why? My favorite show animal was a Maine-Anjou steer named Joey. I exhibited Joey at the 2013 Maine-Anjou Junior Nationals in Grand Island, Neb. He was Reserve Grand Champion Progress Steer that year. The thing that was so special about Joey was the fact that we had raised him and had been in the show barn since we had weaned him. Favorite food? My favorite food is homemade tacos. If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you bring with you? If I were stranded on a desert island, the one person I would bring with me would be Bear Grylls, that guy knows how to survive anything. Favorite Maine-Anjou junior national you attended and why? The 2011 Maine-Anjou Junior National held in Spencer, Iowa was by far my favorite. We were able to camp with friends from our state which made it feel more relaxed and no one was stressed. Another reason 2011 was my favorite junior national is because I exhibited the Grand Champion progress steer that year. If you could have any actor/actress play you in a movie, who would it be? If I could have any actor play me in a movie, I would have choose Tom Cruise. If you could drive any type of car, what would it be? If I could drive any type of car, I would drive a Bugatti Veyron. What do you want to be when you grow up? When I grow up I plan on having a career in the agronomy field. What is one piece of advice you would give to young Maine-Anjou exhibitors? The one piece of advice I have for younger Maine-Anjou exhibitors is to never be afraid to participate in

the contests. Even if you don’t win the contest, they are a great way to meet new people, and there is always something to learn from them and the only way to get better at them is to try them and learn from them.

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Name: Ladd Landgraf School: Oklahoma State University Region: 3 Favorite quote: “There are no shortcuts to any place worth going.” This quote belongs to Beverly Sills, and reminds me to give it my all every day, regardless of what I am doing. Who is your biggest inspiration? My biggest inspiration is my Dad. He works hard, and never quits until he is done. He always says he wishes he had made me go with him to do stuff on the farm when I was a kid, but watching him over the years and traveling together, I would like to

think I have picked up a few things from him. Favorite song? I have a lot of favorite songs, but my currently most played is Alone by Halsey. Favorite hobby? Napping. Most would not consider this a hobby, but when you nap like I do, it is a hobby. Favorite show animal and why? Cattle, heifers specifically. Nothing beats a flat out good heifer. Favorite food? I really love homemade burgers actually. Hands down I will always be home when my parents make homemade burgers. If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you bring with you? Probably a blow up pool and something to start a fire with. Also maybe a satellite phone, just for good measure. Favorite Maine-Anjou junior national you attended and why? Kansas City, because it is right before Halloween and the haunted houses are a favorite of mine. If you could have any actor/actress play you in a movie, who would it be? Logan Lerman, he is a pretty great actor, and I’ve always been a fan of his work. If you could drive any type of car, what would it be? I am pretty partial to fast cars, probably because it is the exact opposite of what I need. I have had my eye on a Porsche Boxter for a while and might eventually decide I need one. Gun to my head, I would want it matte red with simple five spoke black rims. What do you want to be when you grow up? Raise Maine-Anjou cattle, past that I’m still working on it. What is one piece of advice you would give to young Maine-Anjou exhibitors? Stick with it. Work hard at what you do, and the work will pay off.

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Name: Taylor Dorsey School: Oklahoma State University Region: 3 Favorite quote: “Let go of the past and go for the future. Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you would imagine.” by Henry David Thoreau Who is your biggest inspiration? My mom and dad are my biggest inspiration. Favorite song? In Case You Didn’t Know by Brett Young Favorite hobby? Swimming and reading. Favorite show animal and why? My favorite show heifer was my heifer from this year, Diva. She has been a sweetheart ever since she was born and it has been really exciting to watch her grow into the heifer she is today. It was also really special for her to have done as well as she did at junior nationals this year being a home raised one. Favorite food? Spaghetti If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you bring with you? I would bring my dad because he is pretty resourceful. Favorite Maine-Anjou junior national you 60 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

attended and why? My favorite junior nationals so far has been this year because I had a once in a lifetime junior national. I was 3rd overall in the bred and owned Maine show, 4th overall in the owned Maine show, and had Grand Champion Maintainer bull. Also, I had the honor of becoming president of the junior Maine board. If you could have any actor/actress play you in a movie, who would it be? Blake Lively, because who doesn’t like her. If you could drive any type of car, what would it be? It may not be fancy but l love my Ford Escape. I would like a new Ford F350 King Ranch dually to take to shows. What do you want to be when you grow up? This may be one of the hardest questions to ask a college student because deep down we are all still trying to figure that out. However, my passion is cattle and I want to continue to work with the industry when I graduate. After being on the board I think that I would like to work with a breed association. What is one piece of advice you would give to young Maine-Anjou exhibitors? Hard work and dedication are the most important keys to success. No matter how you place in the ring, as long as you gave everything your all you should be proud and hold your head high.

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Name: Kassi Rice School: Iowa State University Region: At-Large Favorite quote: “The same boiling water that softens the potato hardens the egg. It’s what you are made of, not the circumstances.” unknown. Who is your biggest inspiration? My grandparents. Grandma Merna is the hardest working person I know and has one of the biggest hearts out there. She always makes sure everyone else is taken care of before herself. Grandpa Merle is “84” or so he says and “supervises” the whole operation. They are the perfect balance for each other and are my biggest role models! Favorite song? Always Stay Humble and Kind - Tim McGraw Favorite hobby? Aside from showing cattle, I’d have to pick swimming and being on the lake.


OR BOARD Favorite show animal and why? FarmHer, we have a pretty serious Love/Hate relationship! Favorite food? Peanut Butter If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you bring with you? My brother Kolbi, although at times we fight like cats and dogs, we make a pretty good team and always have each others back. Favorite Maine-Anjou junior national you attended and why? I have countless memories at every junior national I have attended with each one having a special highlight to it so I don’t think I could possibly pick just one! If you could have any actor/actress play you in a movie, who would it be? Scott Eastwood… I’m not sure how he would be as a girl in a movie, but I would get to work with him and he’d have to get to know me so that’s all that matters right? If you could drive any type of car, what would it be? Ford Truck What do you want to be when you grow up? At this time I am not 100% sure what I want to do with my professional career. However, I look forward to someday raising a family and passing on my passion for this wonderful industry and the Maine-Anjou breed. What is one piece of advice you would give to young Maine-Anjou exhibitors? Work hard, dream big, be involved, meet new people, and take advantage of the opportunities that you are given!

Name: Adison Niese School: The Ohio State University Region: At-Large Favorite quote: “What is done in love is done well. ” Vincent van Gogh Who is your biggest inspiration? My biggest inspiration is probably my mom. She’s what makes things happen in our house. Plus, I don’t know anyone kinder or anyone who does more to make sure I’m on the right path. Favorite song? My favorite song is a tossup. Anything But Mine by Kenny Chesney or any Garth or George is probably the tried and true favorites. I go through a lot of music though! I have all kinds of music saved on my Spotify accounts. It just depends on the day what I’m listening to. Favorite hobby? When I’m not in the show barn, I’m probably reading newspapers and magazines trying to catch up on the news. No need to tell me, I know it’s nerdy! Favorite show animal and why? My heifer, Blue, is probably my all time favorite. We started the jackpot season dead last in our class, but she got better as the months went on. By summer

of 2015 she was Reserve Supreme at The Ohio State Fair and Keystone International Livestock Exposition in the fall. The whole year was a big adventure with her. She’s a little mean, but she’ll always be my baby girl! Favorite food? Arby’s curly fries and Chinese food (Not at once). If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you bring with you? I have no clue! I’m less worried about who I could put up with, but who could put up with just me. I would probably bring my siblings, despite knowing we’d kill each other long before we starved to death. Favorite Maine-Anjou junior national you attended and why? Easily this year. I haven’t been showing as long as my fellow board members. It was just a perfect storm between getting to know people from all over, placing in contests, and having the chance to show my first bred and owned heifer. If you could have any actor/actress play you in a movie, who would it be? Julia LouisDreyfus in the 90s for sure. I’m a huge Seinfeld fan and I’ve always thought I was a little bit of an Elaine Benes! Plus she has the curly hair to pull off my look. If you could drive any type of car, what would it be? My dream car is an all black Shelby Mustang GT. What do you want to be when you grow up? Growing up I wanted to be a racehorse trainer. The Kentucky Derby was always a big deal between my uncle and me. Eventually, began watching it year-round. Plus, who doesn’t think the rolling hills and black fences in KY are beautiful?! What is one piece of advice you would give to young Maine-Anjou exhibitors? My piece of advice would be to make an effort to meet new people. Whether you do the contests to AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 61


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heifer. Favorite Maine-Anjou junior national you attended and why? Louisville, Ky. It was the first time I was really involved within the breed. The facilities were also nice and I enjoyed the new experience. If you could have any actor/actress play you in a movie, who would it be? Jennifer Lawrence If you could drive any type of car, what would it be? Mercedes Benz What do you want to be when you grow up? An animal geneticist. What is one piece of advice you would give to young Maine-Anjou exhibitors? Take advantage of every opportunity you are given. Don’t be afraid to get involved, and enjoy it!

Name: Hannah Topmiller School: Morehead State University Region: At-Large Favorite quote: “Follow your passion, be prepared to work hard and sacrifice, and, above all, don’t let anyone limit your dreams.” ~Donovan Bailey Who is your biggest inspiration? My dad. Favorite song? “My Girl” by Dylan Scott Favorite hobby? Showing cattle, of course. Favorite show animal and why? My favorite show animal is definitely a show heifer. Showing cattle has provided me so many opportunities to get involved and taught me many life skills. I grow very attached to my show heifers each year, and their personalities are like no other animal. They are also the most fun animal to show. Favorite food? Macaroni and Cheese If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you bring with you? My show 62 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

Name: Madison Loschke School: Kansas State University Region: At-Large Favorite quote: “Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.” – John Wayne Who is your biggest inspiration? My family is my biggest inspiration because we have worked together through various situations

for five generations. Drought, fire nor tornados stopped my family from ranching on the ground we homesteaded. My family continues to make genetic improvements and expand our cow herd. I look forward to passing down over one hundred years of history to my own family someday. Favorite song? It’s hard to pick just one but XXX’s and OOO’s by Trisha Yearwood has always been my go to jam. Favorite hobby? Besides showing cows, I love to read books about the old west and the “good ol’ days”. Favorite show animal and why? It is impossible to pick one favorite because I have two, Jackie and Kayla. Jackie is full of personality and makes me laugh at life. Once at a show, she took a bite out of the cheeseburger I was holding. In addition, she knows how to untie any knot and remove every halter you put on her. Jackie and I shared a several show ring accomplishments and she will always hold a special place in my heart for all the wonderful memories we had together. I hope her calves have that same willing and kind personality that she possessed. The other favorite is Kayla because she loves being hugged and will even hug you back. You can also ask her for a kiss and she will give you a gentle lick on the cheek. Kayla loves the show ring, can strike the right pose for everyone to check her out. Favorite food? Bacon wrapped filet mignon cooked medium rare with my aunt’s cheesy potatoes, and sliced strawberries. If you were stranded on a desert island, who would you bring with you? Cale Hinrichsen because he is the ultimate survivalist. I know that between the two of us we could collect the resources necessary to survive before being rescued. Favorite Maine-Anjou junior national you attended and why? This year’s junior


OR BOARD national in Hutchison was my favorite because it is was hosted by my home state. I had a great time showcasing Kansas and offering the best hospitality to the exhibitors. If you could have any actor/actress play you in a movie, who would it be? Sandra Bullock or Emma Stone . If you could drive any type of car, what would it be? A 1968 Ford Mustang fastback, royal blue, white stripes, with a 351 Cleveland. What do you want to be when you grow up? Being a full time livestock producer is my ultimate goal and I have a strong foundation from my family. However, I would like to gain more experience in the industry to further develop my passion for agriculture and allow me to share my passion of advocating for agriculture. What is one piece of advice you would give to young Maine-Anjou exhibitors? Don’t ever be shy, step outside your comfort zone, and never be afraid to try something new. Be proud of every accomplishment you achieve, no matter how small and know that it is better to attempt something than never do anything at all.

Name: Adelyda Ebersole School: Mt. Ayr High School Region: At-Large

rable. 2016 was the year I won showmanship, and 2017 is the year was when I was elected to the board. If you could have any actor/actress play you in a movie, who would it be? I would have to say Lily Collins. I love her work and the message that she spreads. If you could drive any type of car, what would it be? I don’t really have a dream car, but for winters in Iowa you have to have 4-wheel drive. What do you want to be when you grow up? My plans aren’t set in stone, but I will probably attend Iowa State University for Ag Communications or Ag Education. I love teaching kids about agriculture, and would love to find a job that allows me to do that.

Favorite quote: “There is a greater happiness to be attained: the happiness of enjoying myself to the fullest during the one life I have and accepting myself for who I am.” - Lily Collins Who is your biggest inspiration? I would probably have to say my mom. She taught me to be determined and set goals for myself. Favorite song? Malibu by Miley Cyrus Favorite hobby? Not including showing (which would win hands down), I really only have one other hobby, which is photography. Favorite show animal and why? In 2016 I showed a heifer called Whiskey. I won showmanship with her at junior nationals. She was probably my best friend that summer. Unfortunately, she had problems after calving and passed away this winter. Favorite food? Any sort of fair food can win me over! Favorite Maine-Anjou junior national you attended and why? I’ve loved all of them, but 2016 and 2017 were probably the most memoAUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 63


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SIRE: S A V Bismarck 5682 DAM: Miss Rihanna EPD Profile: CED: 15 BW: -1.3 WW: 54 YW: 80 M: 21 M&G: 48 MCE: 8 Exhibited by Maci Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.


-ANGUS Reserve BPF MISS LOOKOUT 910D

SIRE: RCL Lookout 396 DAM: BPF Deal Me In 483A ET EPD Profile: CED: 10 BW: 1.2 WW: 50 YW: 74 M: 19 M&G: 44 MCE: 3 Exhibited by Abbie Collins, New Paris, Ohio

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AMAA ANNOUNCES MORATORIUM FOR AGED COWS The American Maine-Anjou Association will be holding a moratorium from Aug.1 - Jan. 15, 2018. This means that any animal that is over 13 months of age can be registered at the under 13 months of age price. All moratorium bulls born after Jan. 1, 2014 must be TH/PHA tested or free by parents in order to register. There will also be moratorium rates for female pedigrees and commercial animals so please take advantage of these savings. MORATORIUM SELF-BILLING WORK SHEET NAME: _____________________________________________ MEMBER NUMBER_________________________________ DATE: ________________________ AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $_______________ CK#____________

The Maine-Anjou Association will be holding a Moratorium from August 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018. This means that any animal that is over 13 months of age can be registered at the under 13 months of age price.

Cows and Bulls 13-24

MAPP Members (MUST HAVE A MAPP AGREEMENT ON FILE TO OBTAIN MAPP PRICES)

Regular rate: Moratorium rate: Regular rate: Moratorium rate:

$50.00 $25.00 Quantity: _________x $25=___________ Breeders Choice Member Prices: $60.00 $35.00 Quantity: _________x $35=___________

Savings of:

$25.00 each

Cows and Bulls over 24 months

MAPP Members (MUST HAVE A MAPP AGREEMENT ON FILE TO OBTAIN MAPP PRICES)

Regular rate: Moratorium rate: Regular rate: Moratorium rate:

$100.00 $25.00 Quantity: _________x $25=___________ Breeders Choice Member Prices: $110.00 $35.00 Quantity: _________x $35=___________

Saving of:

$75.00 each

Add Female Pedigree for MAPP & Breeders Choice members

Regular Rate: Moratorium rate:

$25.00 $15.00

Quantity: _________x$15=___________

Commercial Animals

MAPP Members (MUST HAVE A MAPP AGREEMENT ON FILE TO OBTAIN MAPP PRICES)

Regular rate: Moratorium rate:

$10.00 $ 8.00

Regular rate: Moratorium rate:

Breeders Choice Member Prices: $20.00 $12.00 Quantity: _________x $12=___________

Quantity: _________x $8 =___________

CREDIT CARD (Visa, Amex, Discover, MasterCard) NAME ON CC: _______________________________________________________________ BILLING ADDRESS TO CREDIT CARD _____________________________________________________________________________ CARD #______ - ______ - ______ - ______ CVV: ______ EXP DATE: _____/_____

*MORATORIUM BULLS MUST BE TH/PHA FREE BY TEST OR FREE BY PARENTS TO REGISTER.

PO BOX 1100, PLATTE CITY, MO 64079 PHONE: 816-431-9950 FAX: 816-431-9951 EMAIL: MAINE@KC.RR.COM

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AmericAn Junior mAine-AnJou AssociAtion

• Taylor Dorsey, President - Region 3 Colorado • Kassi Rice, Vice President - At-Large Iowa • Stephanie Kersten, Secretary/Treasurer - Region 2 Nebraska

Region 1

• Whitney Walker Arkansas • Mikala Denney Illinois

Region 2

• Stephanie Kersten Nebraska • Kaleb Miller Iowa

Region 3

• Ladd Landgraf Oklahoma • Taylor Dorsey Colorado

At-Large

• Kassi Rice Iowa • Adison Niese Ohio • Madison Loschke Kansas • Hannah Topmiller Ohio • Adelyda Ebersole Iowa

mAine-AnJou roYALtY

• Queen

Jolene Ebersole, Iowa

• Princess

McKenna Striegel, Iowa Kelsey Wall, Oklahoma

Well, another junior national show has come and gone. Hoofin’ it to Hutch proved to be one of the most fun junior nationals yet with water balloon fights, a movie night, theme songs to walk in with at opening ceremony, and a dance to cut loose at. There was always something fun for the junior members to be by Taylor Dorsey, president participating in. Did I mention the novice coloring contest? Such a fun way for the younger members to relax, well and maybe some of the older kids as well (cough, cough me). The weather in Hutchinson, Kan., was hot, but the competition this year was hotter. There were a total of 360 Maine-Anjou exhibitors with 400 head of cattle. An exciting new show that was apart of this year’s show was the Maine Angus show. With this being a recently new program for the AMAA it was very thrilling to see the quality that was brought into the ring. The future for this program seems bright and hopefully within the next few years we can see this division added to all the national shows. There have also been some very exciting changes for the junior board, which were finalized in Hutch. Instead of the traditional 8 junior board members there will now be 11. Three new spots have been added to the At-Large position making there a total of 5 positions now. We are all very excited about these changes to not only allow more people the opportunity to become apart of this amazing group, but also for the extra helping hands. This should allow for the board members to spread out more to get to know the juniors better as well as help the show run more smoothly. I look forward to serving as your 2017-2018 President of the AJMAA Junior Board and encourage all of you who are thinking about running for the board to go for it; it is such an amazing opportunity. Fall shows are approaching fast. Just as a reminder, ownership and entry deadlines for the American Royal show is Tuesday, September 12th. The Maine-Anjou show will be on Friday, October 27th and will begin promptly at noon. I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their summer and if there are any questions don’t hesitate to get a hold of myself or any other of the junior board members. AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 67


announcements

online registering

In order to register online you must have a member number and password. If you have forgotten your login information or need access to Digital Beef, please contact AMAA staff via e-mail or by phone. Registrations are completed and mailed in the order they are received. If you wish to place a rush on your registration work you must contact the AMAA to request a rush or Fed Ex.

Helpful tips wHen registering

To avoid delays in your registration work during our busy season, please follow the tips below: Double check that all blanks and information are correct and complete before mailing or submitting online. Things most commonly missed are: o Missing herd prefix and herd ID o Birthdates o Date of sale o Name of animal o Payment Make sure the person that is registering owns the dam with exception of ET calves. If ET, make sure the donor dam has been DNA, PHA & TH tested and that we have the results on file. When registering please know that when validate is selected to check your registration for errors it is sent to AMAA staff as well. If you do not wish to register the animal you are entering please make sure to let us know, otherwise the work will be completed and charged for. 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.

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

stAff M. Blake Nelson, executive vice president Marcena Fulton, registrar Robin Marston, director of member services Lindsey Broek, Voice editor/director of youth, communications and shows Rhonda Boddicker, administrative assistant Donna Grame, office assistant Denise Bent, office assistant executive committee: Brett carter, president jim Hett, 1st vice president jirl Buck, 2nd vice president Alicia rigdon, secretary/treasurer Dennis moore, director at-large region i troy jones - (419) 230-8675 P.O. Box 35 - Harrod, OH 45850 Dennis moore - (618) 410-3325 30992 State Hwy. 16 - Jerseyville, IL 62052 cliff randall - (318) 719-0560 5563 Hwy. 129 - Monterey, LA 71354 eric Walker - (479) 601-3567 14844 Walker Rd. - Prairie Grove, AR 72753 region ii Hardy o’Hara - (406) 899-6903 Box 991 - Fort Benton, MT 59442 Alicia rigdon - (417) 540-3986 19591 187th Ave. - New London, IA 52645 Landon nagel - (605) 464-1197 41008 312th St. - Springfield, SD 57062 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 jirl Buck - (580) 795-4865 18478 Cattle Dr. - Madill, OK 73446 jim Hett - (303) 435-1271 P.O. Box 175 - Roggen, CO 80652 At-Large cody tebbenkamp - (660) 641-2671 23 N. Cedar Lake Dr. W Apt. 205 - Columbia, MO 65203 jim opperman - (712) 210-6013 10493 290th St. - Manning, IA 51455 steve robinson - (301) 854-0547 2651 N. Harwood St. Ste. 200 - Dallas, TX 75201


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 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. 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.

TATTOO YEAR LETTERS TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2015: C TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2016: D TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2017: E TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2018: f TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2019: G TATTOO YEAR LETTER fOR 2020: H 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. The DNA, TH and PHA testing can be done at GeneSeek. A submission form is found on our Web site, maine-anjou.org, under Genetics. Maine-Anjou samples are put into testing at GeneSeek on Wednesdays, please plan accordingly when submitting. Testing is typically taking threefour weeks after beginning processing. 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 selfbilling 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 Services” 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. All progeny out of a Foundation carrier bull needs to be tested free of that defect prior to registration. If registrations are submitted before testing has been completed, the animal will not be registered. Instead, the animal will be given a performance number at a nonrefundable penalty charge of $10. Once the animal has been tested the registration may be completed at the regular rate. Please plan accordingly as testing can take up AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 69


aNNOuNcEMENts

to three-four weeks.

ONLINE traNsfErs

When transferring an animal on line make sure there is not a member number already created for the buyer. Creating more than one number for an individual creates registration problems later. If you find the buyer in the system at a different address please notify the buyer first to confirm the address and then notify the Maine office to update the account. It is always a good idea to always search for the buyer using the search tools before doing the work that way if they have a different address it is caught before entering the registration and transfer. When creating a new profile for a buyer please make sure to never give a junior a farm name. Please enter the junior’s name on the farm line and also as the contact.

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

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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.

2018 MaPP ENrOLLMENt

The 2018 MAPP (Maine-Anjou Performance Program) will be open starting September 1, 2017 and will be due no later than December 15, 2017. All members that are in the program will need to log into Digital Beef and select “MAPP Inventory” on the left side tool bar. Only enroll the animals that are bred to calve for 2018. If inventories are not completed by December 15, 2017 Maine-Anjou will bill for all active (breed able) dams within your inventory. Once the bill has been generated there will be no invoice adjustments so it is very important to maintain your inventory each year. If you would rather submit your inventory by mail please call Donna Grame and she will mail the inventory to you in September.

OthEr aMaa uPdatEs

The AMAA recently switched to a new credit card system so any credit cards on file will no longer be assessable.Please make sure to always check out online or contact AMAA to place a new credit card on file. Checking out online does not place your card on file. You must contact us with the card number if you wish for us to use your credit card for future work. After registering click on the “View

Account” tab on the left side tool bar. You will see your total and an option to pay on the right side of your screen.

MaINE/aNgus PaPErs

If you wish to obtain a Maine/ Angus registration select the MA/ Angus box when registering on line. You will receive an error that AMAA staff must check the testing and percentage requirements so please make sure to validate your entry to save it so that that AMAA can check the entry. If you submit a registration on paper, please put Maine/Angus in the comment section of the application. If the animal does not qualify as a Maine/Angus it will be recoded as a regular Mainetainer. A Maine/Angus paper will be blue in color, have Maine/Angus under the Maine Logo, and will have Mainetainer across the center of the paper. The animal can be shown as a Mainetainer or Maine Angus. Requirements: *Off spring must be 3/8 or higher to qualify *Bulls and Heifers must be TH/ PHA free by parents or by test *Bulls must be NH, CA and AM free by parents or free by test. Angus pedigrees will not be assumed free of these defects. Bulls must be clean of DS if out of a Red Angus. *Angus percentages will only be counted from actual registered Angus. Commercial Angus percentages will not be used in the Maine/Angus equation.


MAINE-ANGUS The American Maine-Anjou Association Board of Director’s announces new program, Maine-Angus.

The Maine-Angus program is an initiative created by the American MaineAnjou Association (AMAA) to showcase the complementation of Maine-Anjou genetics when crossed with Angus cattle. This program will reveal Maine-Anjou’s ability to enhance feed efficiency and red meat yield when placed on British based genetics. This program should provide seedstock that will increase production and carcass yield through heterosis. The name Maine-Angus is both strong and informative by stating exactly what breeds are present in said animal. The standard of both parents being registered at the AMAA, American Angus Association (AAA) or Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) will provide validated lineage and genetic information along with valuable EPDs. Through a partnership with the AAA

our Epds will be updated with the latest genetic evaluation by the AAA which will provide the breeders and customers the best genetic prediction available. This program is focused on producing quality registered offspring that will aid in the incorporation of Maine genetics into the mainstream of the USA beef sector. Program Standards • Maine-Angus refers to cattle with the following characteristics: 1) The animal will have between 3/8 Maine-Anjou to 5/8 MaineAnjou blood and have between 1/4 registered Angus to 5/8 registered Angus and/or registered Red Angus blood. Qualifying cattle can have no more than 1/8 of non-registered blood or other breeds.

• A registered Maine-Angus bull must be proven free of genetic defects PHA and TH. Depending on the Maine-Angus bull’s genetic makeup, the individual must also be proven free of known Angus lethal genetic defects (Ex. AM and NH) and/or known lethal Red Angus genetics defects (Ex. AM,NH, and OS) whether identified by pedigree or test. • A registered Maine-Angus female must be proven free of PHA and TH, whether identified by pedigree or test. ** Please refer to the AMAA upgrading chart for % purposes.**

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COLORADO

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BEAUPREZ

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cattle co.

Maines, MaineTainers, Semen & Embryos Available!

MICHIGAN

Sires Represented: DLDJ Ceelo Z41, GVC Scooby B53, GVC Upward, BPF Premium 1001Y, Hard Whiskey, I-80, Predator, Suh, Daddy’s Money, Comfort Zone, Total Perfection, Liberator and Dubai.

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Kahl Cattle Co.

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AMAA Board of Director’s Meeting Tuesday, June 27 & Wednesday, June 28, 2017 Hutchinson, Kan. The board meeting of the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) was called to order by Brett Carter, president, at 8:48 a.m. on June 27, 2017 in Hutchinson, Kan. Board members in attendance were Leon Matlock, Brett Carter, Jim Opperman, Jim Hett, Landon Nagel, Alicia Rigdon, Cliff Randall, Hardy O’Hara, Marty VanVliet and executive vice president, Blake Nelson. Absent were Dennis Moore and Steve Robinson. Attending late was Jirl Buck, Troy Jones and Eric Walker. Guests were Josh Cribbs, Brian Fox, Rick Carlson, Tina DeJong and Larry Nielsen. Minutes of the last board meeting were reviewed and 74 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

approved. Motion made by Marty Van Vliet and seconded by Jim Opperman, motion carries. Committee Reports: Building and Grounds – Update on maintenance projects for the office. No motions Foundation – Current balance and status on donations for the year. No motions Long Range – Maine Angus genetic defect policy discussion. No motions. Promotion and Marketing –Josh Cribbs, director of commercial marketing, and Rick Carlson provided updates and data analysis of the Maine Max

project. Discussion of potential marketing avenues was presented by Blake Nelson. Dr. Trent Fox and Dr. Simon Timmerman of VRCS, provided an analysis of the preliminary data of the MaineAnjou Feedlot trials currently underway. No motions. Breed Improvement - Updates on bull test sale results and future improvements. Maine Max feeding trial status update. AI sire/ donor high density testing (50K) update. Current registration rules for carrier bulls of other breeds. Update given on Maine Angus program registrations. Presentation was made by Dr. Jerry Taylor, lead scientist on the University of Missouri Maine Gene Sequencing project. No motions.


AMERICAN MAINE-ANJOU ASSOCIATION Upcoming Board of Director Election

A complete listing of Board of Director’s candidate profiles will be available on the Maine-Anjou Website October 1st. A ballot will be available online and in the Voice for the membership. AMAA ballots will be due Dec.1, 2017. Any ballot that is postmarked on or before Dec. 1, 2017, but not received on or before December 12th will be void. Rules for Voting Members will vote ONLY in your region for regional directors and ALL members may cast an At-Large vote. ONLY current AMAA member are allowed to vote. Mail-in, faxes, hand delivered or ballots sent via federal air courier are accepted. Facsimile votes must be dated on or before Dec. 1, 2017. Fax ballots to (913) 432-3447. The individual member must sign ballots. Forged Entries will be subject to legal action. If you plan to mail your ballot please mail to the following address: WALSH & STVERAK SUITE 107 - 7301 MISSION RD. PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS 66208-3014 All ballots must include NAME, BREEDER # and SIGNATURE. Show – No motions. Magazine – Discussion on performance to budget and advertising. No motions. Meeting resumed at 8:35 a.m. June 28, 2017. Youth – Discussion on future junior show plans, junior board and queen Positions. No motions. Sale Committee – Discussion on the Denver sale results. Maine Max bull sale report and lessons learned. No motions. Finance - Treasurer’s report was presented. Motion made and seconded to approve it. Discussion held regarding current performance

to budget. Motion made and passed to provide a breed moratorium for the period of July 15 through Dec. 31, 2017: registration fees for any animals over 13 months will be the same as those for animals less than 13 months (Breeders Choice $35 and MAPP $25). Bulls registered under this shall be required to meet the current genetic defect policy which includes that they shall not be a carrier of TH or PHA and must be proved by parentage or by test. Cost to add pedigreed parent animals to pedigrees will be reduced for a sire and a dam for this same time period. Discussion held regarding credits to member accounts. Motion made and passed to eliminate providing overpayment credits to member

accounts. Overpayments will be refunded immediately. Existing member credits over 5 years old must be used no later than Sept. 15, 2017 or be forfeited. All other credits must be used no later than Aug. 15, 2018 or be forfeited. This new policy will be printed in the Voice. Genetic evaluation transition to AGI update provided by Dr. Dan Moser. New Business- Future Hall of Fame members were discussed. Motion was made and the board went into closed session. Open session was resumed. Meeting was adjourned. AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017 75


HUSTLE & by Stephanie Sindel

HEART

The phrase “hustle and heart

will set you apart” hits close to home for ten-year-old Raymond Jones from Thornton, Texas. Raymond developed a passion for the cattle business after his first trip to the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo (FWSSR). By the time Raymond was four-years-old, he was reciting different breeds of cattle like most others his age said the alphabet. But his interest in cattle didn’t stop there, he started to study and analyze the different breeds and talk amongst the breeders every chance he could. It was a special acquaintance made with a Fullblood Maine-Anjou breeder that sparked Raymond’s 76 AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2017

interest in the breed. His fondness for black Maine-Anjou cattle is growing, but his roots are still red and white. Raymond receives help around the barn from his mom, Ramona; guardian, Jerry and sisters, Yasmine (6) and Savannah (3). Raymond remarks that his mom, “has always been my number one since day one.” The rest of the family helps with daily care and washing, brushing and blowing out the cattle. His grandparents, aunts, uncles and cousins always come to the shows that they’re available to attend to support Raymond. In 2015, Ramona realized the depth of her son’s interest in cattle

and took a leap of faith and moved to the country to help Raymond achieve his dream of owning cattle. “I’ll always do my best to support my kids as long as it’s something positive.” And that’s exactly what she did. Soon after their move beyond the city limits brought Raymond’s first Fullblood cattle to the farm. Inevitably, each person starts their career in livestock at a different place. For many, exhibiting cattle was something that previous generations in the family had done, so it seemed to be a natural fit to pick up where they left off. Utilizing their knowledge and resources as a foundation to get started. In Raymond’s case, he


is a first-generation cattle exhibitor and breeder. He never had family that was involved in the cattle business, so he is starting from square one. Absorbing every ounce of information that he can along the way, he tries to always keep his priorities in line. For example, “I really appreciate those who have offered showmanship tips to me,” recalls Raymond. “What good is hair on a calf if you can’t get them shown?” Attending his first National Junior Heifer Show in Hutchinson, Kan., this summer, Raymond took advantage of every opportunity. Whether it was the sales contest, showmanship, team fitting or presenting a speech, he participated and soaked up every ounce of guidance and judge’s feedback that he received. He also found time to meet new people, make new friends and have fun with his friends, both old and new. Although, his road to Kansas was unlike most, as he held different fundraisers to earn money to help pay for entries, food and fuel on the trip, he had the time of his life, like so many others that experience their first junior national. He also remarked, “shows this big are tough, you have to work so hard to be competitive. After leaving

Kansas, I came back home and wanted to work harder than ever so that I can keep getting better.” Noting Raymond’s tenacity and unrelenting spirit, the Stock Show U crew presented their “Determination Award” to Raymond at the start of their fitting demonstration. He received some of the essentials needed to show cattle – end panels, a fan, amongst other things. “I’m so thankful that they chose me because it would’ve taken me a long time to save up enough to buy them on my own,” said Raymond graciously. As Raymond recalled his favorite memory from this year’s junior national, his response was quick. “When I turned around as I was on my way to the showring with my calf and there were so many people following me. I’ve never had that experience before, and it made me feel so special…like I was on top of the world.” No stranger to setting goals, Raymond has a list of things that he’d like to achieve. He’d like to grow his Maine-Anjou herd and exhibit those cattle at shows offering a division for Fullblood cattle, show the Grand Champion Steer at the FWSSR and National Western Stock Show, attend Texas

A&M, and be a cattle rancher, raising livestock to sell to youth who share his passion for the cattle industry. “Sometimes I sit back and look around and know that we’re right where we’re supposed to be,” said Ramona. “We were welcomed with open arms at junior nationals and it’s the kindness and generosity of so many that make us able to stay involved in the business that Raymond has a big, big love for!” Raymond is so gracious for the help that he’s received since he started showing. “People have helped me out with carrying buckets of water, teaching me how to clip and fit and how to look the part,” said Raymond with a smile. “It’s important to look good when you go into the showring!” Since Raymond started showing, he’s gained a lot of wisdom, some of which everyone can learn from. The biggest impact that has been made is how when someone lends a helping hand to him or they offer advice, they do so in a noncompetitive nature and are very genuine in their offerings of advice or assistance. “Because that’s what it’s really all about,” said Raymond. “I want to be more than a great showman, I want to be known and remembered as a really good person.” – Raymond Jones

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