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In this issue

Features 22 26 29 39

Fort Worth Stock Show NWSS Denver Managing Bulls for Optimum Fertility and Sellers Top Composite Sires of the Decade

Columns 5

The Value of a registration Certificate


A Great Time to be in The Business!


A Word from the editor


A Board Member’s Perspective

Stan Comer

Tyler Humphrey

Jacyln Upperman Don Esch

On the cover: M Lazy Heart Ranch, Torrington, WY, is owned and operated by Paul Jr, Christine, PD, Skyler, and Paige Miller along with herdsman Brad Linton. Our specialty is producing show cattle and promotional sires. Watch the website for updates on sales and private treaty events. Our spring pasture sale will be held June 5, 2013. We’d love to hear from you! Stop by if in the area or give us a call - Our success is measured by Your success! Contact us at 307-532-4771 home or 307-532-6508 cell. Daddy of ‘Em All co-owned with Reid Show Cattle and Moneyball co-owned with Matt Lautner & Lautner Farms.

Upcoming Events March 23

schaefer Chiangus 19th annual sale, Kist livestock auction, mandan, nD

March 24

Holt Bros. Black Velvet Bull sale, aberdeen, sD

April 5-7

michigan Beef expo, east lansing, mI

April 7

Hybrid for Profit Bull sale, aberdeen livestock, aberdeen, sD

April 12-13

aCa Board of Director’s meeting, Platte City, mo

April 19

aCJ Herd reference Issue Deadline

April 19

Deadline for registration submission for Fiscal Year numbers

April 19

early entry Deadline for national Junior Heifer show

April 19-20

oklahoma Beef expo, stillwater, oK

May 1

Final entry Deadline/ownership Deadline nJHs

May 1

membership Fees deadline for placement in aCa Yellow Pages

June 15-21

national Junior Heifer show, Grand Island, ne

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The Official Publication of the American Chianina Association 1708 N. Prairie View Rd. PO Box 890 • Platte City, MO 64079 816.431.2808 • 816.431.5381 (fax) Email:


Chief Executive Officer Stan Comer ACJ Production Manager/Director of Shows & Activities Jaclyn Upperman Registrar Jennifer Roach Director of Marketing & Performance Tyler Humphrey Administrative/Membership Services Coordinator Cheryl Minyard

Production by American Chianina Journal ACJ (ISSN 1068-8021) is published monthly, with the exception of February, April, June, July, September, November and December at 1302 Platte Falls Rd., Suite B, Platte City, MO 64079. Subscription price is $25 per year. Periodicals postage paid at Platte City, MO and Additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to: ACJ PO BOx 890 PlATTe CiTy, MO 64079 2012 yeAr leTTer “Z” 2013 yeAr leTTer “A”


Chi Commentary The Value of a Registration Certificate

Stan Comer


know many of you have heard the saying – They’re worth more if they’re registered. So, why are they worth more? Does knowing one’s ancestry really have a value? Have you ever thought about the chaos there would be in this world if we all only had a first name? Obviously, we record the pedigree of breeding stock in the cattle business in order to study the ancestry of seed stock so that principles of animal breeding and genetics can be applied to achieve improvement in our beef cattle. The only way to make informed breeding decisions is to have all the information available and a goal in mind that you want to achieve with each mating. This includes knowing the ancestry of each animal so that mating decisions can be made based on results of previous matings. Of course you can keep your own list of pedigrees at home that you keep in a notebook or on your PC and tell the buyer when you sell a calf, this heifer is sired by 802 out of the old baldy cow. My point is, a registration certificate adds value to an animal by giving reputable information

regarding not only the ancestry of that animal but also to the credibility of the breeder for keeping accurate breeding records and working towards continuous improvement in his herd. Oh, and did I forget to mention the only way to generate EPD’s is with a registration certificate! Your American Chianina Association staff works hard to provide many services to our members to assist in the successful outcome of your breeding operations as well as providing youth programs to develop future Chianina seed stock breeding programs. The ACA and all the support the staff provides is funded primarily by registrations and transfers. As engaged ACA members I would encourage ALL of you to register and transfer ALL of your Chianina cattle.Even if you sell a bull or female to a commercial buyer they really do appreciate getting a registration certificate regardless of what they might tell you at the time of the sale. I realize the issues

with the economy and the financial stress due to the extended drought across the country however, cattle prices have never been higher and remember, ”THEY ARE WORTH MORE IF THEY’RE REGISTERED”! ©ACA

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Board of Directors Ed Miller, Chairman, At Large 2015 8805 FM 818, Big Spring, TX 79740 432.816.8676 • John Higgins, Vice Chairman, At Large 2015 9845 Statesville Rd., Watertown, TN 37184 615.207.4555 • Ken Culp III, Secretary, At Large 2014 1065 Durham Lane, Nicholasville, KY 40356 859.227.7506 • Don Esch, Treasurer, At Large 2015 717 N 22nd Rd., Unadilla, NE 68454 402.269.5845 • Jordan Holt, Northwest Region 2014 13319 378th Ave, Aberdeen SD 57401 605.380.1209 • Matt Michel, Northeast Region 2015 4161 E. 750 S., Fort Branch, IN 47648 812-632-0379 • Rob Sheets, At Large 2013 8250 U.S. Hwy W, Lafayette, IN 47906 765.583.4555 • Mark Johnson, At Large 2013 4620 Goldfinch Ave., Maurice, IA 51036 712.567.3986 • Art Pittman, At Large 2013 PO Box 336, Micro, NC 27555 919.284.5580 • Bryan Schaefer, At Large 2014 Box 28, Des Lacs, ND 58733 701.725.4902 • Val Shields, Southeast Region 2104 837 Dahms Rd, Falmouth, KY 41040 859.654.4440 • Brad Stoppel, Southwest Region 2013 18361 Reservior Rd., Russell, KS 67665 785.483.2753 •


Spring: Time to hit the road! Tyler Humphrey - Director of Marketing & Performance Programs


o say the last 45 days have been a blur would be an understatement. To be honest, the next 60 days will not be any slower! Over the last few weeks we have traveled to Denver to host our annual Hybrid Advantage sale at the National Western. The weather was fantastic and so was the sale. Our high selling female sold for a premium of $15,000 and our high selling bull commanded a price tag of $8,300. There is a sale report with other highlights in this issue. After we left Denver we had less than a week to regroup and make the pilgrimage to the Ft. worth Stock Show. I’m not sure what we have done to deserve all the beautiful weather during stock shows but Ft. Worth was sunny and warm just like Denver. The Ft. worth shows were filled with high quality cattle from across the country and the show did not disappoint. There is complete show coverage in this issue. Now that we are past Denver and Ft. Worth we move directly into spring sale season which means lots of state expos and bull sales. I will be traveling throughout the country to

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many sales so if you would like me to stop please call in advance so I may plan accordingly. On a final note, we are always looking to promote the Chianina breed in a positive light. If you hear of any Chi cattle excelling in your part of the country please call or e mail me the details to we can promote it and get the word out about our great breed! A friendly email and some pictures would be greatly appreciated. Please be safe traveling to and from all of the spring expos and bull sales. As always, if I can be of any assistance in buying or selling cattle for you please give me a call. ©ACA

BUllEtIN Sullivan Supply/Stock Show University $20,000 Youth Scholarship Program: Sullivan Supply is once again offering their scholarship program. They will be offering $20,000 in scholarships. To qualify you must be at least a high school senior or a college student 21 years of age or younger as of January 1, 2013. The scholarships will be awarded to individuals who display a great passion for the livestock show industry and/or raising livestock. Deadline for application is April 15, 2013. Winners will be announced on the Sullivan Supply website May 1.” Sullivan Supply is excited to once again offer this program to our youth. They are the future that will lead the livestock industry for years to come,” says John Sullivan. Bulletin Information Needed: The ACJ is always looking for information to print concerning our members. If you have any news or activities that you have been involved in or know of someone that was involved in them, please send the news to Jaclyn Upperman, at Herd Reference Ad Deadline: The deadline to reserve ad space for the upcoming Herd Reference Edition Issue is April 12. Please contact Tyler Humphrey to place your ad. May 1 Entry & NJHS Ownership Deadline: May 1 is the entry and ownership deadline for the NJHS in Grand Island, NE. All entries must be postmarked by this date. Entries will be available on the ACA website. Banner Ads on ACA Website: Take advantage of the banner ad space available on the ACA website. Members can utilize this space to advertise a sale, an operation or anything pertaining to your operation that you want to get out in front of the public, 24/7. Contact Tyler Humphrey at or (816) 431-2808 for more information.

Get All the latest News: For up to date news, sale reports and show results please visit This is a great place to find all of the most current news in the Chianina Breed. Pay Membership Dues by May 1 to Guarantee Placement in the ACA Yellow Pages: You must be an active member as of May 1, 2013 to be included in the upcoming breeder directory. The directory contains every active adult member’s complete address and contact information. Don’t miss out! If you are unsure of your activity status, please contact the ACA office and we will gladly assist you! turn in Registration Work by April 19 for Inclusion in Herdbook Numbers: The ACA Fiscal Year ends April 30th and in order to have your registrations counted for this fiscal year and appear in the Herdbook, you must submit them by April 19. This gives us time to complete registrations before the deadline. If you have any questions regarding registration work, please contact Jennifer or Cheryl and they will help you with your needs. Junior Board of Director Applications Due May 1: The AJCA Board of Directors is a team of 12 junior members that carry out activities and programs for the American Junior Chianina Association. Eligible positions are elected during the National Junior Heifer Show. Applications can be found on the ACA website or email Corrections: In the January ACJ, the Champion Junior Get of Sire exhibitor was incorrectly published. The Exhibitor of the Champion Junior Get of Sire was Glenn Knolls of Taylorsville, KY.

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BulletiN NJHS Cookbook: We are starting to put together a cookbook to help raise funds for the show. We are looking for those family recipes that you are willing to share. It is an easy task to have your recipe included in our cookbook. Go to the National Show Website – for more information. NJHS Sponsorship: There are many ways to support the Junior Chianina Association at the 2013 NJHS in Grand Island, Nebraska. Please contact any of the Junior Board members, Robin Rutt at , or Jaclyn Upperman at for further information.

Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Youth Raise $13,000 and Counting to Benefit Make-A-Wish: The Ohio Cattlemen’s Association BEST Program for youth ages 8-21 years, along with generous donors, raised more than $13,000, surpassing the $8,000 goal, to benefit local youth through MakeA-Wish. Fifty youth led their decorated show calves before a panel of judges at the BEST Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle on February 8, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio.

Celebrity Showdown Winner cutline: Celebrity judges selected a winner to receive the Seth Rogers Memorial Trophy at the Celebrity Showdown at the Clark County Cattle Battle, Feb. 8, 2013, in Springfield, Ohio. Pictured from left are Zach Boren, former OSU Buckeye linebacker; Justin Boren, offensive lineman for the Denver Broncos; Todd Pugh, BEST Committee President; Jim Cordle, offensive lineman for the New York Giants; Cathy DeLuca, Make-AWish Development Officer; Celebrity Showdown Champion Tyler Miller, Roseville, Ohio; Alexis, Honorary Wish Child; and Bart, Jennie and Zach Rogers, Sidney, Ohio.

New Minimum Percentage Rule effective January 1, 2012 The minimum percentage rule for nationally sponsored ACA shows and sales took effect on January 1, 2012. Breeding cattle born on or after January 1, 2012 must have a minimum of 6.25% Chianina blood in order to participate in ACA nationally sponsored shows and sales. Nationally sponsored shows or sales include: The Southwest Stock Show & Rodeo in Fort Worth, The National Junior Heifer Show, The National Show in Louisville and the National Western Stock Show in Denver. Breeding cattle with less than 6.25% Chianina blood are still eligible for registration and may still be shown at any other show other than nationally sponsored shows and sales. Page 8 | Chianina Journal | March/April 2013

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Board of Directors


Jessica Cheesman - President 4199 S 900 W • Farmland, IN 47340 765.468.7405 At Large - Term expires 2012

Jessica Cheesman - President of the ACA Ladies Auxiliary


pring is finally here and we can put our shovels, snow blowers and salt away. I hope our friends on the east coast survived the historical blizzard!! From news reports and pictures, it looked like it was a horrible storm that not too many would have wanted to go through. I am glad that the blizzard that was supposed to hit Indiana the day after Christmas was nothing more than a snow storm!!!! With Denver and Fort Worth in the books, it’s time for spring sales and the show seasons to begin!

It’s time to start thinking about the National Junior Heifer Show which will be held in Grand Island, NE, June 15-21 along with the MaineAnjou Association. This will be an opportunity where new friendships begin and memories are made! I know the Nebraska crew and the Junior Board has been working very hard to make this a great Junior National. Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful spring, and hope to see all of you in Grand Island! Jessica

Attention All Young Ladies Ages 16-21! This is your chance to represent our wonderful breed as being our National Queen. The queen contest will be held during the National Junior Heifer Show. Each contestant will need to send a recent photo, a resume outlining your ACA/AJCA cattle activities and shows, along with your school and community activities, and a short essay explaining why you feel you should be chosen as queen. The lucky girl who is named the National Queen will receive a tiara, a sash and a pendant. The National Queen is required to attend the National Junior Heifer Show held in the summer and the North American International Livestock Exposition held in Louisville, Kentucky, all other shows are optional. Anyone who is interested in running for queen needs to contact Marna Higgins at (615)273-2656 or 9845 Statesville Rd, Watertown, TN 37814. Entry deadline is MAY 1, 2013.

Misty Lehnert - Vice President 330 S Hood. • Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 931.766.0504 Southeast Region - Term expires 2013 Deb Geuns - Secretary/Treasurer 4995 Sleight Rd. • Bath, MI 488088 517.641.7152 • At Large Sue Comer Box 383 • Lynn, IN 47355 765.874.2228 Northeast Region- Term expires 2014 Nancy Culp 1065 Durham Ln. • Nicholasville, KY 40356 • 859.881.9115 At Large - Term expires 2013 Shawnda Foster Rt 2, Box 36 • Lockney, TX 79241 806.652.2383 Southwest Region - Term expires 2014 Marna Higgins 9845 Statesville Rd. • Watertown, TN 37184 • 615.273.2656 Southeast Region - Term expires 2012 Barb Ohlrichs 55943 US Hwy 275 • Norfolk, NE 68701 • 402.371.0695 Northwest Region - Term expires 2012 Susan Ostrom 3091 144th Ave. • Dorr, MI 49323 616.896.9433 Northeast Region - Term expires 2012

Calling All High School Seniors Who are Members of the AJCA The deadline is approaching for the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship. Do not wait until the last minute to request your application, contact Sue Comer as soon as possible for more information at 765.874.2228 or suecomer@yahoo. com. The application is also on the ACA website Entry deadline is MAY 1, 2013.

Rhetta Riley 1607 Avenue G • Abernathy, TX 79311 806.298.2591 Southwest Region - Term expires 2012 Bridget Schaefer P.O. Box 28 • Des Lacs, ND 58733 701.725.4902 Northwest Region - Term expires 2014

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AJCA updAtes

AJCA Board of Directors

A letter from the board... Chi Breeders and Friends, I hope each one of you is enjoying the New Year! In Kentucky, we have been blessed with warm days and a great start to calving season, but also the much too often rain, where mud has been all but welcomed. I too, hope calving is off to a great start, and those stellar show calves are hitting the ground. I’m sure many of you are excited. I’d like to take a few moments and reflect on my junior career. As it draws to a close, I can’t help but think about all the wonderful memories I have gained since my start in 2000. Although there are too many to count and even write about, they all have a special place in my heart, as many of them have impacted these past 13 years. There are so many people that I should thank but I merely don’t have enough room on this page, so for each of you, young and old, I thank you for being such a large part in my life and show career! This article will focus more on the juniors, but I know each person reading this can relate. I would like to pose a challenge for each and every one of you… Dream, and do it BIG! What goals have you recently set for yourself? It could be something as small as learning how to blow a bubble with your gum, to winning junior nationals this summer with your heifer, steer or bull, or even becoming our nations President. There isn’t anyone in this world who can limit the amount of goals you can achieve but yourself, so don’t stop until all of yours are reached! When I was 9, my family moved to Kentucky where I have lived since. I couldn’t show yet due to the rules KY has for their 4-H members, but I was determined to be able to show that year. My parents decided I would be able to buy a lamb and show it as a novice that year, and the rest is history. I overcame

Executive Committee

Kelsey Rutt - President/Nortwest Region 447 W 16th • Minden, NE 68959 308.830.2542 • Term expires 2013

not being Megan Hunt - Vice President able to 2505 Weavers Ft. Jefferson Rd. show a New Madison, OH 45346 937.459.9270 • steer at the Term expires 2014 age of 9, so instead SyAnn Foster - Secretary of sitting 1231 CR 57 • Lockney, TX 79241 806.445.2495 • on the Term expires 2013 couch all summer, I Jessica Harsh - Treasurer/Northeast focused on 5075 State Route 203 • Radnor, OH 43066 740.225.2394 • something Term expires 2013 I could do. The next year, at age 10, I was able to Kelsey Culp - Public Relations 1065 Durham Ln. • Nicholasville, KY 40356 start showing cattle and I’m thankful for 859.553.3059 • that because now, showing and raising Term expires 2013 livestock has become the biggest part of Ty Sexton - Public Relations my life. 1752 Willow Ave. • Ainsworth, IA 52201 Showing allowed me to partake in 319.461.0519 • many different clubs and organizations. Term expires 2014 It has allowed me to set goals for myself AJCA Directors: that I have and haven’t both achieved Laurel Culp - At Large at. I can think back to junior nationals 1065 Durham Ln. • Nicholasville, KY 40356 in 2006, we were in Louisiana, and my 859.967.4162 sister was going to run for the junior Term expires 2014 board. At 15, I too knew I wanted to be a part of the board. I ran once Sydney Gehl - At Large and didn’t get elected, so I ran again. I 82552 495th Ave. • Ericson, NE 68637 308.201.0398 • didn’t stop, and I didn’t limit myself to Term expires 2014 that one year. The same thing can be said for being National Queen. I ran Taylor Grahmam - At Large 2355 Peavine Firetower Rd. • Crossville, TN 38571 in 2009 and got beat so I ran again in 931.787.2939 • 2010. Determined to be queen, I finally Term expires 2014 fulfilled that goal of mine. Two things that seemed impossible to do when I Amelia Higgins - Southeast Region 9845 Statesville Rd. • Watertown, TN 37184 was little, I reached them! 615.636.3942 • So you see… There may be goals Term expires 2014 you set for yourself you fail at… I did, Payton Stoppel - At Large but don’t let that get you discouraged. 18425 Shoreline Rd. • Russell, KS 67665 Don’t limit yourself to anything in life 785.324.9274 • whether it’s related to school, a career, Term Expires 2013 showing livestock or even becoming Director of Junior Activities a member of the junior board. Allow Jaclyn Upperman yourself to dream big, and don’t ever, 1708 N. Prairie View Rd. PO Box 890 ever stop! Platte City, MO 64079 Kelsey Culp Nicholasville, KY

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New MeMbers

New Junior Members Arizona

Sam McNinch 256 Cardin Circle Enola, AR 72047


Kade Banter 0864 E450 S Eaton, IN 47338

Katie McNinch 256 Cardin Circle Enola, AR 72047

Macy Dillon 4374 N Horn Rd. Bicknell, IN 47512

Keely Plyler 664 Hempstead 57 Hope, AR 71801

Adam Leising 639 East State Road 244 Milroy, IN 46156


Julie Brown 12075 Powerhouse Rd. Potter Valley, CA 95469 Sara Heinke 3040 Hagen Rd. Napa, CA 94558 Emily Heinke 3040 Hagen Rd. Napa, CA 94558 Holden Hicks 693 Noble Rd. Marysville, CA 95901

Bailey E Stutzman 1728 W 800S Claypool, IN 46510 Wyatt C Stutzman 1728 W 800S Claypool, IN 46510 Sarah Woodworth 286 S Main Street Marshall, IN 47859


Truman Chamness 2260 Little Wall Lake Rd. Blairsburg, IA 50034

Jordan Isaacs 4087 Arlington Ave. Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Colton Dinsdale 1965 110th St Reinbeck, IA 50669

Colton Pinson 18150 Walker Rd. Willits, CA 95490

Austin Haskovec 24337 180th St Cresco, IA 52136

Sydney Schnoor 11564 Ave. 26 Chowcilla, CA 93610

Jace Ites 557 Grouse Ave. Alden, IA 50006

Caroline Tasker 1091 Pereira Rd. Martinez, CA 94553

Dylan Kiepe 421 E Main Ute, IA 51060


Dakota Bregar 230 Pavilion St. Grand Ridge, IL 61325 Frankie Kestel 23352 S Eastern Rd. Manhattan, IL 60442 Shelby Shreeves 106 Oakview Rd. Knoxville, IL 61448

Nicole Lange 1919 1250th St Harlan, IA 51537 Keaten Miller 1358 Hwy 41 Charter Oak, IA 51439 Ellie Neil 8804 Goeller Rd Fairbank, IA 50629

Kealey Nelson 2628 500th St Elk Horn, IA 51531

Mikeayla Samuelson 1395 W Oak Ridge Rd Hastings, NE 68901

Bryn Nickle 2238 State Hwy 25 Clearfield, IA 50840

Megan Skibinski 80445 South Ave Ord, NE 68862

Spencer Shalla 2440 150th St Kalona, IA 52247

Berren Strope 48946 Hwy 20 O’Neill, NE 68763

Courtney Shalla 1414 J Place Kalona, IA 52247 Rachel Weaver 2005 210th St Garner, IA 50438 Tanner Woodson 5220 North Alburnett Rd Central City, IA 52214



Mindy Barr 7858 SR 188 Circleville, OH 43113 Kyle Conrad 4140 Boyscout Rd NE Dover, OH 44622 Kimberly Eschedor 2736 Gibsonburg Rd Bradner, OH 43402

Easton Shenk 10572 Longhorn Rd Dodge City, KS 67801

Darcy Howser 16234 US 68 Mt. Orab, OH 45154



Colin D Campbell 189 Quail Run Rd Butler, KY 41006


Kimberlee Gieseker 20041 Hwy 24 Holliday, MO 65258 Brandon Overman 475 SW 110th Ln Liberal, MO 64762


Taylor Heim 6508 Ranch Rd. Plattsmouth, NE 68048 Kaisha Jurgens 2915 190th Rd Miller, NE 68858 Tyler Lay 9245 S Showboat Glenvil, NE 68941 Dylan Russman 915 W Rd Pender, NE 68047

Karly Alexander 9200 Old John Deere Rd Perry, OK 73077 Parker Garrett 3772 Springdale Rd Ardmore, OK 73401 Gatlin Goodson PO Box 718 Shattuck, OK 73858 Brooke Kemp 9965 N 435 Rd Adair, OK 74330 Meagan Stephens 5750 N T Street Newkirk, OK 74647


Bryan Ownby 2443 Tunnell Hill Rd, SW Cleveland, TN 37311

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New MeMbers

Jr. Members Cont. Texas

Cade Amber 570 Monument Tr Lorena, TX 76655 Nathan Cervenka 51 Pamela Lane College Station, TX 77845 Karla Chirinos 8100 Stone, Apt. 601 Houston, TX 77061 Clayton Gardovsky 1908 Daily Rd. Rosenberg, TX 77471 Laithe Godfrey 298 CR 3310 Mt. Pleasant, TX 75455 Kursten Hughes 5156 State Hwy 59 N Bowie, TX 76230 Bodie Hughes PO Box 162 Rosanky, TX 78953 Kaci Major 9609 CR 528 Burleson, TX 76028 Jose Pineda 8508 Glenlea St Houston, TX 77061 Jennifer Ramthun 17880 Link Rd Holland, TX 76534 Hannah Nicole Sanford 3205 Park Wick Deer Park, TX 77536 Aubrey Smith 807 Country Club Rd. Ennis, TX 75119 Thomas Bruce Smith 7096 Refuge Rd Pottsboro, TX 75076 Seth Stout 133 N Jessup St Alvarado, TX 76009 Derek Valchar 486 E County Ln Schulenburg, TX 78956

Natalie brooke Vasquez 1509 CR 654 E Brazoria, TX 77422 Bailee Wright PO Box 824 Woldfforth, TX 79382 Olivia Yohner 15918 McKay Rd Willis, TX 77378

New Adult Members California

Dennis Binstock Binstock Farms 5131 Coombsville Rd Napa, CA 94558


Darcie A Rahe 1703 Harts Gravel Rd Bluffs, IL 62621


Rick Clark 563 Hwy 41 Williamsport, IN 47993 Kent Freeman Rocking Chair Farms 4400 S CR 900 W Daleville, IN 47334 Greg Haas & Family 11165 Tyler Rd Lakeville, IN 46536 Mark Harness Harness Show Cattle 5908 East St Rd. 16 Twelve Mile, IN 46988 Jim Holeman Rock Bottom Cattle 4295 E 900 S Brookston, IN 47923 Bodie Kitchel 8582 S CR 700 E Walton, IN 46994 David Thomas 3526 N 625 W North Salem, IN 46165

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Duane Estebo Rusty Wire Cattle Co. 1816 Halverson Rd lansing, IA 52151 Tony Hilbert 2207 150th St Corwith, IA 50430 Michael Loecke Loecke Family Farms 1826 180th St Manchester, IA 52057 Grant Mitchell 1591 155th Street Packwood, IA 52580 Kevin J. Ricke 11158 200th St Westside, IA 51467

Zach Kraenow 106 Dunlap Rd Hemingford, NE 69348 Judd Went 16746 385th St Creston, NE 68631

North Carolina

Sullivan Farms, Inc. 8414 St. Mary’s Church Rd Lucama, NC 27851


David Weiser 4030 Pinecrest Rd Zanesville, OH 43701 Kevin Wright Wright Show Cattle 16911 St. Rt. 501 Wapakoneta, OH 45895

Drew Weisinger 2817 170th St Ft. Madison, IA 52627

Barrett & Chandra French Heritage Oak Cattle Co. 6484 St Rt 303 Wakeman, OH 44889

Charlie Wilson 323 1/2 Emma Crt. Goose Lake, IA 52750



Dennis Kennedy 15748 E 630 Rd Hennessey, OK 73742

Jason Blevins JRB Cattle Company 3283 Ohio River Rd Greenup, KY 41144

Joyce Potts 317 W Ranch Rd Calera, OK 74730


South Dakota

Mike Schiltz Schiltz Show Cattle 510 E Jefferson St Caledonia, MN 55921


Jamie Burns Bruns Cattle Company 240 Lichtenburg Rd Bellflower, MO 63333


Dennis Garwood Green Valley Cattle 46974 866 Rd Atkinson, NE 68713 Tyler Thernes 1782 CR K Hooper, NE 68031

Deneui Club Calves 46015 270th St Chancellor, SD 57015 Steve Sutera Sutera Show Stock 42070 SD Hwy 52 Springfield, SD 57062


Kathy Ownby Triple J Farms 2443 Tunnell Hill Rd, SW Cleveland, TN 37311


Support the NJHS Jaclyn Upperman - ACJ Production Manager/Director of Shows & Activities


nce again spring is upon us here at the ACA headquarters, with a major snow storm behind us, it is time to prepare for the summer activities. The biggest event of the year for the junior members is only four months away. The National Junior Heifer Show is a week event where juniors develop leadership abilities through the contests they participate in and create lifelong friendships with other juniors from across the country. This week is anticipated by many juniors and families’ for their time to showcase their hard work throughout the year and usually replaces a family vacation for most. But it is the dedication and family tradition that creates lifelong memories for young and old members.

With the juniors working their hardest to have one of the memorable weeks of their year, we should help to give back to their endeavors. This week takes much effort for the ACA & AMAA Associations and the host state. Your financial support is very important for the success of this event and helps to impact the junior members. There are many ways to help support. The 2013 NJHS is being held in Grand Island, Nebraska from June 15 – 21st. We hope you can join us to partake in the fun filled week, but we also hope you will consider supporting the junior members at their National Junior Heifer Show. Remember the future of our association lies in our youth. ©ACA

Class Award Sponsorship $100 Champion Division/Contest Sponsorship $250 Reserve Division/Contest Sponsorship $200 Meal Sponsorship $1000 Breakfast, $2500 Lunch or $5000 Dinner General Sponsorship Any amount desired

Office Update & Restricted Sire List Jen Roach – Registrar / Office Manager I want to take just a second to discuss DNA and what is needed. ACA policy states that all AI sires, and donor dams must have DNA markers on file. They must also be tested for the genetic abnormalities that they are considered suspect for. This means to register any ET calves, you must have the necessary DNA work done. We accept results from any accredited lab. The most commonly used are Pfizer and Igenity/Geneseek. Failure to complete DNA will force us to

suspend registration of the offspring. I also would like to remind you that our fiscal year end is May 1st. To be listed as one of the Top 50 Breeders in our Herd Reference edition of the ACJ, you must submit your registrations by mid April. The following bulls are currently restricted for registration because they are lacking DNA and/or Genetic Testing. No calves will be registered out of these bulls until the proper testing is on file. If you have any questions, please call the ACA.

As these bulls are updated they will be removed off the ACA website.

Point Taken Bleeding Purple Ladies Man Troubador Solid Gold Cool Customer Headliner Smilin Bob Hired Man Smooth Sailing Jack Frost

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Farewell TribuTe Doris (Carlon) White, DVM, of Burns, Oregon, passed away December 18, 2012 following a short illness. She was born in Summer Lake on May 8, 1931, the daughter of Homer and Austa Carlon. She grew up trailing cattle to Wagontire for Carlon Brothers operation. Doris attended Oregon State College in pre-veterinary medicine and transferred to Washington State School of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with her BSN and Doctorate in 1955. She was one of only three women to have entered the career of veterinary medicine at the time. Doris married Dr. Frank G. White on August 18, 1959. Doris had a long list of accomplishments over her lifetime. A Fair Court Queen, Outstanding Young Woman of America, Harney County Woman of the Year, and many other titles of involvement in her community and agriculture. Doris raised Hereford and Chiangus Cattle. She had many National Champion titles and was very active in both associations. Doris is survived by her children, son Jon and wife Margarita, daughter Mary Lee White and Sam Glerup and son Tom White and wife Rene; grandchildren, Carissa White, Evan White and wife Pria, Charlie White and Jake White; sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Mike Morgan; brother and sister-in-law, Larry and Wanda Carlon; and nephews, Bill, Mike and Terry Carlon. She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Frank White. A Celebration of life was held January 2, at the Burns Elks Lodge. Contributions in her memory can be made to the American Junior Chianina Association, or Harney County Senior and Community Service Centers. Page 16 | Chianina Journal | March/April 2013

Alfred “Al” E. Anthony, 90, of Stephenville, Texas, passed away Thursday, January 31, 2013. Al was born on December 22, 1922 in Weatherford, TX to the late Alfred Edmund Anthony and Cora Mae Scott. Al grew up there as a child. He served in the US Army during WWII as a Flight Mechanic then on to work in the General Aviation Industry. He became the Vice President of Trans Texas Airways. During his career he met his wife Shirley Stephenson. They were married on November 25, 1950. Al continued his career, which transitioned to Federal Aviation Administration and moved his family from Washington, Hawaii, California, Oklahoma, and finally Texas when he retired in 1987. He continued ranching in the Hico and Carlton areas. He was a Mason/Shriner and member of the Hico First United Methodist Church. He was very active with the American Chianina Association and was both generous and supportive towards the Chianina breed. Al is survived by his wife of 62 years Shirley Anthony; 4 sons, Edd, Richard, Dennis & Tony; Freddie Joe and Pam from a Previous marriage; 20 grandchildren, 30 greatgrandchildren and 3 great-great grandchildren. A brother Fred Anthony; Aunt, Opal. He was preceded in death by a sister, Dorothy and brother, Johnny Lee. No funeral or Memorial Services per Al’s request.


ACA Board Member Perspective Don Esch - ACA Board of Directors, Unadilla, NE


reetings from Nebraska! We are supposed to have a big storm here this week and this would be the start of moisture for the year. I’m not going to complain about snow because without it we won’t have grass. With calving season starting here just when the storm comes, it is a great time to ponder on the new life and all the responsibilities that we all have being in the cattle business. Being a member in the ACA and being part of this organization is very important to me. The ACA helps promote the cattle we produce and we need to help the ACA help us. The ACA will soon begin an Enhanced Chiangus Program that will help both commercial and registered breeders to find the chiangus bulls that are leaders in EPD and DNA categories. I’m asking everyone to turn in your data to the ACA; it will begin to make these sires get the higher accuracies we need to have the correct EPD’s. DNA profiling has been a great tool in our operation to help find the cattle that fit our client’s needs in addition to our own. Dennis Clarahan, a mentor and friend of mine from Iowa introduced me to how the Igenity profile works almost 4 years ago and it is amazing of how close these cattle come out

to some of those traits. He has been working on finding the tenderness gene and breeding for it for down the road. According to the Nebraska Cattlemen February Issue, the USDA launched a verification program that allows beef processors to start certifying beef products as “USDA Tender” or “USDA Very Tender”. Beef Processors can now market these beef products in branded programs. Down the road may be here in the near future. Chianina beef is known for its tenderness and maybe with the help of DNA profiling, we can find it faster because of how much tenderness we have in our breed. This could be a great avenue for the Chianina breed. Chianina cattle once again won the Fed Beef Contest at the National Western Stock Show. Not only did Ralph Danner’s cattle place first with a Prime Yield Grade 2 carcass, his brother, Myron was second place in the contest. This is not the first time this has happened. They have had many Fed Beef Champions through the years. What a great accomplishment for the Danner’s! Chianina cattle not only perform in the feed yard, they have advantages when they hit the rail and the Danner’s proved it again.

It is a privilege and honor for me to be on the Chianina board with the others members. I am always intrigued that we have such a diverse group of board members but can still accomplish things that we believe is the right direction for the organization. Always know that any of us is open to phone calls or conversations about any thoughts you may have to improve the breed. My sincere thanks to all the staff at the ACA office. It amazes me for how few of people are in that office, it runs like a well-oiled machine. Thanks to you all. ©ACA

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BeefTalk: Now is the Season of Bull Buyers In the cattle business, herd health, nutrition, genetics and breeding all rely on professional advice to keep the herd in business, so marketing should be no different. By Kris Ringwall - Beef Specialist, NDSU Extension Service


he bull-buying season certainly is here, and I hope those who need some good replacement bulls are busy shopping. Like a good ice pond with way too many ice houses loaded with fishermen, who gets the fish (in this case, the bull) takes luck and good planning. To start, for the money spent on bull advertising, two very important functions should occur. For the seller, the ad must attract buyers. For the buyer, the ad should provide some information about the bulls that are being offered for sale. Two recent conversations make the points well. First, there is the beautiful ad that attracts people. “From a graphic design standpoint, advertisers have to capture the interest of the reader,” says Sheyna Strommen, communications director for a local livestock publication. “Photos cause people to stop and look at an ad much faster than a table of data because our eyes are drawn to images that appear on a page. Corresponding data on that ad might inspire a potential buyer to call for a catalog. Some advertisers want to list so much data along with the photo that the font size becomes nearly illegible and too small for many people to read.” Likewise, an independent artificial insemination technician and breeding consultant, Dave Myhrum, says: “In discussing bulls in the bull catalog with producers, I tend to refer to breed trait averages printed at the bottom of each page as often as bull-to-bull comparisons. They are very helpful, so I completely agree with the idea of including breed and herd averages in sale catalogs and advertising. I’d hope that this would go some way in keeping the bull buyer focused on what needs to be focused on.” Both cases draw on the importance of the two points. A clear ad will attract people, and enough information and data in the ad also will add credibility. “The best place for much of this data, in my opinion, is the sale catalog or flier, but pictures are still important to include in these marketing tools, from a graphic

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design standpoint, because they break up the page, give the eye some relief and make the data easier to digest,” Strommen says. Clearly, if one is to be in the bull business, time spent with professional marketers is critical. In the cattle business, herd health, nutrition, genetics and breeding all rely on professional advice to keep the herd in business, so marketing should be no different. The breeder of the bull needs to make the best presentation possible to catch the buyers. On the other hand, the buyers need to be astute and well-informed to make good purchases. Myhrum says his most dreaded question from producers before every breeding season is: “What’s the hot bull this year?” “I usually reply that I’ve got two tanks full of ‘hot bulls,’ so what are you trying to get done with your operation?” he says. “I know what they’re asking. My point to them is that prior to determining which bull(s) will work for their program, they must have a clear idea of what their program is.” As noted, a good ad will attract a buyer and maybe even help the buyer clarify what is needed. However, an astute buyer will scan the ad quickly, looking for a creditable point and reason to make a follow-up contact. If there is one common mistake, some ads seem to take for granted that all potential buyers are familiar with the cattle they are offering for sale. Yes, established buyers


BeefTalk continued will recognize the producer, but the ability to attract new buyers who may not be familiar with your breed or reputation requires a second read. Sometimes the most obvious, such as breed, is left out. One should not make assumptions and leave out information that might be critical to new buyers because the bull business is very competitive. For the bull producer with fewer customer cows to breed, fewer bulls will be sold. Likewise, the bull buyer is being forced to bid more dollars for the better bulls. A common reaction is to put more cows out with more expensive bulls, which again is a reason to buy fewer bulls. “The first step for producers is to be able to articulate

a clear idea in his or her own mind of what the operation is trying to produce,” Myhrum says. “Call it goals, performance standards, markets or something else. These goals should drive what traits the producer may need to focus on and ultimately what bulls to buy.” Just like fishing, bull producers need to know what fish are in the pond and work the market. May you find all your ear tags. ©ACA

Herd Sire Ad Reference Deadline....

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2013 NWSS Hoof & Rail Fed Beef Contest Chi – influenced cattle claim top honors in carcass performance


he 2013 National Western Hoof & Rail Fed Beef Contest, once again was a great event for Chianina members. The Ralph Danner, Jr. claimed the top honors with their Chianina influenced cattle that displayed top carcass quality in the contest. Myron Danner took the Reserve honors with Chiinfluenced cattle also. The judge was Tom Carr of Medicine Lodge of Kansas. The cattle were judged on hoof at the National Western Stock Yards and the carcass portion was evaluated at the JBS beef packing plant in Greeley, Colorado. The Hoof & Rail Fed Beef contest consists of a live on the hoof round, an on the rail carcass contest, and then the two results combine to select the Grand Champion of the contest. This year’s contest included for the first time a live on the hoof competition. The contest is intended to emphasize the importance of economic aspects of commercial cattle feeding and beef industry. Cattle are selected to meet the needs of the entire beef industry from the producer to the consumer. Ralph Danner Jr. from Muscatine, IA was the Overall Winner. He placed 11th in the Live placing and 1st in the Carcass placing. Myron Danner of Burwell, Nebraska was the Reserve Champion in the overall contest. He placed 5th in the Live placing and 5th in the Carcass placing. Congratulations to both members on a great weekend and demonstrating the Chianina carcass quality on the rail.

Ralph Danner’s Results

Myron Danner Carcass and Live Entries

Myron Danner’s Results

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$202.17 Ralph Danner Jr Carcass and Live Entries

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Show ReSultS


ort Worth Stock Show once again was an amazing event with its usual southern hospitality and great Chi breeders. A tremendous set of Chianina cattle were exhibited at the show. Ed Miller of Big Spring, Texas evaluated the 65 entries in the Youth Division to start the show day. The Chiangus and Chianina cattle were exhibited together. Miller commented on the great quality and showmanship in the junior show. The Al Anthony/ Winfred Brown Trophies were awarded to the Grand and Reserve Champions. Tyler Melroe of Britton, South Dakota, evaluated 70 entries in the Open Chiangus & Chianina Show. The quality of cattle did out the quantity of numbers. The Texas Junior Chianina Association and Southwest Region held meetings and a silent auction throughout the weekend. Thank you to the members for their contributions to the show and great hospitality during the weekend. ŠACA

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Ft. Worth Champions Chiangus open show

Grand Champion Chiangus Female

Grand Champion Chiangus Bull

BMS Xcellance • Calf: FBF Zoey 113Z Exhibited by SyAnn Foster, Lockney, TX Sire: FBF Turning Point 514T • Calf Sire: KBCC Carpe Diem

TR Z’s PCA Exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, GA Sire: TR Trail Blazer 2CA

Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Female

Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Bull

HIGG Zola 232Z Exhibited by Amelia Higgins, Watertown, TN Sire: Plainview Lutton E102

TR You Better Watch PCA Exhibited by VBS Farms, Falmouth, KY & Talmo Ranch, Talmo, GA Sire: TR Trail Blazer 2CA

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Chianina Open Show

Grand Champion Chianina Female

Grand Champion Chianina Bull

FBF Zee Jackie 952Z Exhibited by Keenan Nixon, Floydada, TX Sire: Yellow Jacket

The Silver Bullet 546 Exhibited by Katy Satree, Montague, TX Sire: Milkman

Reserve Grand Champion Chianina Female

Reserve Grand Champion Chianina Bull

DAJS Diana 718 Exhibited by Andrew Hodges, Lebo, TX Sire: FL Heat Wave Carnc L

Youth Division

Classic Doc Holiday 457Z ICF Exhibited by Classic Genetics, Ardmore, OK Sire: CRR About Time 743

Grand Champion Female

BMS Xcellance • Calf: FBF Zoey 113Z Exhibited by SyAnn Foster, Lockney, TX Sire: FBF Turning Point 514T • Calf Sire: KBCC Carpe Diem

Reserve Grand Champion Female

HIGG Zylie 288Z Exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, TN Sire: Plainview Lutton E102

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enver, Colorado was especially nice to the Chianina exhibitors and spectators during the 2013 National Western Stock yards. Beautiful weather prevailed throughout the weekend and although the numbers were not as strong this year, the quality of cattle was exceptional. The weekend started with the processing of pen cattle and sale entries on Thursday. On Saturday, EDGE Technologies joined with the ACA and hosted a delicious steak sandwich lunch during the ACA Hybrid Advantage Sale display. There were many breeders and buyers who took in the excellent sale lineup and enjoyed fellowship with everyone in the yards during the afternoon. Show day began early at 8 a.m. with the ACA Pen Show. Judge Blake Bloomberg of Stillwater, Oklahoma evaluated 5 entries of pen cattle and the 26 sale entries. The “Hybrid Advantage Sale” was held that afternoon at the NWSS Livestock Center Auction Arena. The 26 live lots grossed $120, 550 to average $4,464 a lot. The great weekend concluded with Chianina Breeders and enthusiasts in the 2013 NWSS books. Thank you to everyone who contributed and helped make the 2013 NWSS one of our most successful shows yet! ©ACA

NWSS Hybrid Advantage Chianina Sale January 20, 2013 - Denver, CO Sale Managed by: Tyler Humphrey, ACA

26 Live Lots Grossed $120,550 to average $4,464 15 embryos grossed $11,700 to average $780/embryo 26 units of semen grossed $9,250 to average $355/unit total Sale GRoSSed $141,500

Top LoTS




Consigned by

Lot 19

RMRA Rachel 201Z

$15,000 Winegardner

Lot 18

TBSC Echo’s Smile 119Y


Morgan Burke

Lot 4

HBSC Mr. Situation 101Z


Holt Bros.

Lot 5

STLR Mo Money 532Z


AC Cattle

Lot 100 3 Units ASHW Who Da Man $6,000

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Show ReSultS

2013 ACA NWSS ChAmpioNS January 20, 2013 • Denver, CO • Judge: Blake Bloomberg, Stillwater, OK

Bull & Female pen Show

Grand Champion Pen of Bulls MEFC Momentums Image 278Z PCA, MEFC Momentums Pride 265Z PCA & MEFC Northern Advantage 208Z 2CA Exhibited by Melroe Farms, Gwinner, ND Sire JSC Momentum 74T & JSC Advantage 257T Averages: Weight 1174 • REA 13.59 Back Fat 0.30 • SC 39.50 • WDA 3.98

Grand Champion Pen of Females JSC Ms Crush 109Z 2CA, JSC Ms Advantage 2Z 2CA & JSC Ms Marathon 386Z 2CA Exhibited by Schaefer Chiangus, Des Lacs, ND Sire: JSC Crush 847N 2CA, JSC Advantage 257T 2CA & JSC Mr Marathon 559T 1CA

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Bulls HBSC Mr Situation 101Z 2CA, HBSC Mr Situation 1Z 2CA & HBSC Mr Lineup 010Z 1CM Exhibited by Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, SD Sire: CARD The Situation & STYLES Lineup L15 Averages: Weight 1140 • REA 14.42 • Back Fat 0.25 SC: 36.50 • WDA 3.96

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Females BEF Perfection 2CM, BEF Whisper 2CM & BEF Fashion 72Z 2CA Exhibited by Bellar Cattle Company, Wisner, NE Sire: Heat Wave 1CM & Monopoly 1CM

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Show ReSultS

2013 ACA NWSS ChAmpioNS

January 20, 2013 • Denver, CO • Judge: Blake Bloomberg, Stillwater, OK

Bull & Female Grand Champions

Grand Champion Sale Bull Halo Triple Crown Advantage 123Z 1CM Exhibited by Melroe Farms, Gwinner, ND Sire: MEFC Advantage 029Z PCA

Grand Champion Sale Female RMRA Rachel 201Z Exhibited by Winegardner Show Cattle, Lima, OH Sire: Monopoly 1CM

Reserve Grand Champion Sale Bull BMW Mr Monopoly Ace 418Z 1CM Exhibited by Winegardner Show Cattle, Lima, OH Sire: Monopoly 1CM

Reserve Grand Champion Sale Female TBSC Echo’s Smily 119Y 1CM Exhibited by Burke Show Cattle, Genoa, NE Sire: Smilin’ Bob 1CM

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Managing Bulls for Optimum Fertility and Sellers By Heather Smith Thomas


roper care and management of bulls is crucial for optimum fertility. Some bulls are naturally more fertile than others, due to genetics, scrotal conformation, etc. but poor management can reduce a bull’s fertility or his chances of siring a high number of calves. Bulls too fat or too thin won’t have optimum fertility and may have other issues that impede their ability to breed cows. Young bulls need adequate nutrition to develop properly, but should never be fat. Nutrition Ron Skinner, DVM, (veterinarian and seedstock producer near Hall, Montana) recommends monitoring the condition of all your bulls. “Semen production of an underfed young bull is only 77 percent of the production of an adequately fed bull. If a young bull is allowed to get too thin, he’ll lag behind in his semen production for the rest of his life, even if nutrition is brought back up to speed. This was shown in a study many years ago by T. D. Rich at Oklahoma State,” he says. “Poor energy levels delay puberty. A young bull that is not developed properly nutritionally will be slower maturing. Purebred breeders who are developing bulls need to have them on a proper energy ration—not too much and not too little. If bulls are going to work as yearlings, they need to be developed at a proper level. A 2.6 pound average daily gain is ideal. Yet most young bulls are being fed to gain 3 to 3.5 or even 4 pounds per day. You want s bull to be bloomy, but you don’t want him fat.” A young bull that is overly fat may have fertility problems. “He may have less actual testicle size. Testicle size will be larger with fat deposition in the scrotum, but lack of circulation due to the extra fat has a tendency to decrease actual testicular tissue (hence less size—less scrotal circumference--after the fat is lost). Therefore you end up with less semen production.” Most people know that fat decreases fertility, but bull breeders still want to have their bulls look good in the

spring; ranchers still tend to prefer bulls that are large for their age and have shown how much they can gain. In practicality, however, a daily gain of 2.6 pounds is optimum. “At the University of Missouri, Robert Larson did some research on this, following bulls for an extended period of time, evaluating semen production and semen quality later in life,” says Skinner. “Excessive energy levels, getting bulls too fat, will also decrease libido, especially in older bulls. If they are too fat in the spring they will be lazier because they can’t move well until they get some weight off,” he says. Bulls need some reserves, however, especially a young bull out for the first time breeding cows; he needs something to draw on when he doesn’t have time to eat. You don’t want him fat, but you want him in good condition. “If we don’t take care of bulls properly there is a greater chance of sub-optimal fertility. We end up with less cows settled in their first cycle and a strung out calf crop—and lower average weaning weight due to a higher percentage of late calves. You should have at least 85 percent of your calves from the cows’ first 2 cycles, depending on the condition and fertility of the cows, the type of breeding pastures, etc.” A good mineral program is an important part of your nutrition management. You need a balanced program with the appropriate levels of trace minerals to complement your feeds. The bulls should be on the same mineral program as your cows, to make up for any lack in your soils (and pasture plants) or feeds. Disease Protection “Several things play a role in health and fertility of a bull—nutrition, genetics, disease, and stress (the latter can hinder the immune system and make an animal more vulnerable to disease, or cause recrudescence of latent disease). Reproduction in a bull is no better than the weakest link in that chain,” says Skinner. Bulls need to be vaccinated before breeding season. Often they are neglected. It comes time to turn bulls out and people realize they haven’t been vaccinated. March/April 2013 | Chianina Journal | Page 29


Fertility Article Continued It’s not wise to vaccinate bulls the day you turn them out. Depending on age of the bull and what you vaccinate for, the time it takes for immunity to develop after vaccination can vary. A booster shot does not take as long as a first time shot. If the bull has stresses, or reactions from vaccination, this may compromise his abilities during the start of breeding. “IBR vaccine, for instance, should be given long enough ahead that the animal, if stressed, can get past any recrudescence of the IBR virus and any shedding of the virus. This may take 2 weeks. If you vaccinate 30 days ahead, the bull should no longer be shedding virus by the time you turn him out,” says Skinner. “Some people say it’s better to vaccinate at least 60 days ahead, so that if the bull has a fever, he’ll have a new batch of sperm cells by breeding time. But he’ll be going through a stress period as soon as he goes out with cows, that first 30 days, and he needs some immunity. We find that IBR recrudesces in a cow during the stress of estrus, and if the

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bull is going into a herd that is not properly vaccinated, he is apt to be challenged, from that cow herd.” You want him to have peak immunity, to protect him during that first 30 days, as well as no temporary impairments from his own vaccination that might hinder his fertility at this crucial time, so vaccinate him several weeks ahead of turnout. Cottonseed Caution Whole cottonseed is a feed that should be avoided for bulls. “The glossypol in cottonseed can cause trouble. If you feed any cottonseed-type supplement, such as for a protein source, make sure it doesn’t contain any glossypol, because it can be damaging to testicles,” he says. Cottonseed is a nice energy/protein supplement but it can be detrimental to bulls. Glossypol, fed to young bulls (6 to 12 months of age) results in decreased sperm production and an increase in sperm abnormalities. “If there’s a low level of glossypol it will adversely affect the mid-piece of the tail (of the


sperm cell) and if there’s a high level it will make the bull completely infertile,” explains Skinner. It can also adversely affect sexual behavior in bulls. A recent study showed that to avoid problems, the use of whole cottonseed should be limited to 10 percent or less of the total diet for young bulls, even though it may be an acceptable feed for mature bulls during part of the year. One recommendation is that bulls be taken off whole cottonseed for at least 90 days prior to the start of the breeding season, to ensure there will be new sperm present—that were not negatively affected by glossypol. Do not supplement cows with whole cottonseed during the breeding season or bulls may be exposed to its negative effects on sperm. Other Factors That Affect Fertility Age can make a difference; a bull’s highest fertility is at 2 to 4 years of age, on average. “A decline in fertility may be noticeable when a bull gets to be 5 or 6 years of age. At 7 years, you may start to see a more rapid decline but this will depend on the individual bull, depending on his genetics. There are some bulls that will have good fertility at that age and others that fall apart on you by then, according to trials that were done in Oklahoma by T.D. Rich,” says Skinner. Overuse can also decrease fertility, though this decline is usually temporary. “A bull may have poor fertility because he is exhausting his semen supply, especially if he is not producing semen as well as he should,” says Skinner. Overuse can be a bigger problem in a sub-fertile bull than a highly fertile bull. “If a bull is being used very heavily, usually a 7 day rest will bring him back to full speed on semen count and semen production. Rotating bulls in and out of the cow herd during the peak of breeding season (in for a week, out for a week) is not a bad strategy,” says Skinner. Weather is also a factor. Pay attention to bulls in cold weather,

especially if there’s wind. Wind chill can lead to scrotal frostbite, especially in older bulls with large testicles, if they are unable to draw them up close enough to the body for protection against the cold. If weather is severe, bulls need good windbreaks, and bedding, to protect their testicles from frostbite. Hot weather can be detrimental also, since heat is detrimental to sperm production. High fever will also make a bull infertile for a while. “His semen may be ok for a few days after the fever (because the sperm that were already mature will be fine), but he will be in trouble later. It takes 60 to 63 days for sperm cells to develop,” says Skinner. Closely monitor your bulls. If a bull gets sick and has a fever, have a semen check before he breeds cows. Semen evaluation should be done on all bulls before turnout. Everyone tries to figure out ways to cut expenses, but the expense of a breeding soundness exam usually pays off. One problem you can get into if you don’t check bulls--even if you have 4 bulls out with 100 cows--if the dominant bull is infertile or sub-fertile, this may negatively affect your calf crop even though the other bulls are fertile. “The dominant bull usually sires 60-plus percent of the calves. If he’s infertile, he may keep the other bulls from breeding, even though he’s not settling the cows himself,” explains Skinner. “Some bulls with sub-optimal fertility may not be detected with a typical semen test and breeding soundness exam, however. A bull may have plenty of semen on that day, since he hasn’t been breeding cows,” says Skinner. As soon as he goes out to breed, he tends to run out of sperm because his production may be poor. “Libido is also something that can’t be evaluated during that exam. You have to watch the bulls after they are out with the cows. This is especially important in single sire breeding groups. Make sure that young bulls figure it out,” he says. Some work done at Miles City, Montana showed that crossbred bulls reached sexual maturity more quickly than purebred bulls and have more libido. Feet and soundness are also important issues. A bull may be fertile, but if he can’t get around or is in pain or uncomfortable from feet/leg issues or becomes unsound, he won’t breed many cows. Always check feet and legs before bull turnout. March/April 2013 | Chianina Journal | Page 31

Show ReSultS

Purdue AGR

February 15-17, 2013 • Lafayette, IN • Judges: Jim Bloomberg, IL

Chianina Females

Champion Chianina heifer Exhibited by Ethan Hanold

reserve Chi & Champion indiana Chi heifer Exhibited by Leslie Rogers

Chianina Steers

Champion Chianina steer Exhibited by Dalton Line

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reserve Champion Chianina Exhibited by Rachel Streitmatter

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Michigan Winter Classic

December 7-9, 2012 • East Lansing, MI

Chianina Steers - Judge: Cory Thomsen, SD

3rd Overall Steer & ChampiOn Chianina Steer Exhibited by Amber Pickard

reServe ChampiOn Chianina Exhibited by Clay Daily

Chianina Females - Judge: Shane Bedwell, CO

ChampiOn Chianina heifer Exhibited by Emma Davison

5th Overall bred & Owned heifer reServe ChampiOn Chianina heifer Exhibited by Logan Thelen

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AGR Holiday Classic

December 8-9, 2012 • Columbus, OH • Judges: Chris Cassady, IL & Shane Lindsey, IA

Chianina Steers

Champion Chianina Steer ring a reServe Champion Chianina Steer ring B Exhibited by Cody Michel

reServe Champion Chianina Steer ring a Champion Chianina Steer ring B Exhibited by Rachel Stritmatter

Chianina Females

Champion Chianina heifer ring a Champion Chianina heifer ring B Exhibited by Demi Powers

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reServe Champion Chianina heifer ring a Exhibited by Megan Hunt

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Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown

January 5-6, 2013 • Columbus, OH • Judges: Trae Simmons, SD & Clint Rusk, OK

Chianina Steers

Champion Chi Steer ring a reServe Champion Chi ring B Exhibited by AJ Line

reServe Champion Chi Steer ring a Exhibited by Allison Boersen

5th overall & Champion Chi Steer ring B Exhibited by Rachel Streitmatter

reServe Champion Chi heifer ring a Exhibited by Jessica Harsh

reServe Champion Chi heifer ring B Exhibited by Megan Hunt

Chianina Females

3rd overall & Champion Chi heifer ring a 5th overall & Champion Chi hiefer ring B Exhibited by Demi Powers

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Gailia County Preview

January 19-21, 2013 • Gallipolis, OH • Judges: Brian Deatsman, IN & Riley Laber, OH

Chianina Steers

3rd Overall & ChampiOn Chi steer ring a Exhibited by Jessica Millenbaugh

reserve ChampiOn Chi steer ring a Exhibited by Ashley Buell

reserve ChampiOn Chi steer ring B Exhibited by Jonna Gross

reserve ChampiOn Chi heifer ring a Exhibited by Megan Black

ChampiOn Chi heifer ring B Exhibited by Jacob Jones

Chianina Females

ChampiOn Chi heifer ring a reserve ChampiOn Chi heifer ring B Exhibited by Ashley Buell

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Clark County Cattle Battle

February 9-10, 2013 • Springfield, OH • Judges: Neal Branscum, KY & Dan Shike, IL

Chianina Steers

3rd Overall & ChampiOn Chi steer ring a ChampiOn Chi steer ring B Exhibited by Jessica Millenbaugh

reserve ChampiOn Chi steer ring a & B Exhibited by Ashley Buell

Chianina Females

grand ChampiOn heifer & ChampiOn Chi heifer ring a & B Exhibited by Demi Powers

reserve ChampiOn Chi heifer ring a Exhibited by Ashley Buell

4th Overall & reserve ChampiOn Chi heifer ring B Exhibited by Megan Hunt

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Hoosier Beef Congress

December 1-2, 2012 • Indianapolis, IN • Judges: Gregg & Pearl Walthall, MO & Jack Ward, MO

Chianina Females

Grand Champion heifer & Champion Chianina Exhibited by Parker Reed

reserve Champion Chianina Exhibited by Leslie Rogers

Chianina Steers

3rd overall steer & Champion Chianina Exhibited by Rachel Streitmatter

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reserve Champion Chianina Exhibited by Rachael Rogers


he following are the top 5 sires of ACA’s breed composites. These bulls were listed on the Top Sire list based on the number of progeny registered with the American Chianina Association over the last decade. Each composite sire presents features and characteristics that have been enhanced by the Chianina breed which allows more flexibility for the breeder. The ACA should be commended for their openness to accept other breeds that benefit from the chi- influence. The composite breeds are growing stronger and impacting many operations across the nation. ©ACA

Chianina Fullblood


WGM Grimaldii I

RDD Destinys Ace 1CA






KEY North Champ 99P 1


WGM Sannia 1

Total Progeny Registered:


Bred & Owned by:

Charles McDonald & Walter G. Mize’s Ranch

Foundation Sire for Walter G Mize’s Ranch. Neiman Marcus Store in Dallas, Texas. The store held an Italian week and he was fullblood bull displayed in the hotel. Very good temperament for a Chianina Fullblood Bull Semen is still available; please contact Charles McDonald if interested.


280618 DOB:


RDD Destinys PCA


TS Edies Pride 1047

Total Progeny Registered:

3/30/2001 24..8% Chianina


Bred by:

Deiter Brothers, Faulkton, SD

Owned by:

MMA Chiangus Ltd., Kenedy, TX; Terry & Bev Huss, Faulkton, SD & Schuring Farms, Inc., Andover, SD

Four time Show Sire of the Year 2002 National Champion Chiangus Bull Sire of many national champions & NAILE Junior Show Champions

WGM Jeff - Son of Grimaldii I

pictured with 5J Chianina & 2GTHR Chianina Foundation sire for 5J Chianina Contact for Semen interest *9/10 Calving Ease scored by Igenity

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Top ComposiTe sires of The deCade Chimaine


heat Wave 1Cm aCa#




BHCS Heat Seeker 23


FaWL Ma x aN x Ca 100

total Progeny registered:


13.79% Chianina


Bred by:

Max Fawley, Warsaw, IN

Owned by:

Lautner Farms, Jefferson, Ia

Progeny registered in past year is the listed on the All Time Top Sire listings. Sire of many grand champions and reserve champions across the nation. Sired Grand Champion steers at 2012 NWSS & Ft. Worth, NWSS 2013, 2012 American Royal & Reserve at 2013 Illinois Beef Expo. Progeny that are excelling: Monopoly, Carnac, Naughty Pine, Leroy Brown, Hollywood & Texas Twister “Many great stories can be told about Heat Wave, but one could be teh fact of his ability to still sire steers that sell for more than others. Let’s just see if any others can hang around fro more than a decade.” - Phil Lautner “Heat Wave’s ability to sire back to back to back high sellers and tens of thousands of winners has convinced the Bobby May’s of the club calf world that he is their number one choice for steers to buy for their customers and their own kids. As Ward Eckloff and Dave Storlberg would say, “Why try to reinvent the wheel!” Both continue to raise calves that top the $50,000 mark year after year” - Phil Lautner

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m-C doc holiday 112d pCf aCa#

230885 DOB:


MGM Superman 392 2CF


M-C anna 127B 2CF

total Progeny registered:


22.65% Chianina


Bred by:

Lewis S. & Catharine W Mcanally

Owned by:

talmo ranch, talmo, Ga & rocking J ranch, Cody, Ne

Doc Holiday got his name because he only had one lung. Sire of many division champions at NAILE & Ft. Worth. M-C Holiday is the sire of TR Doc Holiday E835N, who is currently owned by Classic Genetics of Ardmore, OK. TR Doc Holiday E835N progeny is continuing the success in the Chiford composites. Used by Talmo Ranch on Chiangus and Angus cattle to build their black baldie herd.

TR Keely PCF

TR Ms Scarlet 1CF

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Top ComposiTe sires of The deCade red Chiangus

LLL mr. Liberty 708J 1rC aCa#




rDD red Prime 2rC


PSr Duchess 085

total Progeny registered:


24.41% Chianina


Bred & Owned by: Liberty Lanes ranch, Dallas, tX

LLL Top Red 76U 2RC

RDD Red Prime 2RC

Liberty Lanes Ranch is continuing to strengthen their Red Chiangus herd. John Coble has helped in consulting for them. LLL Top Red 76U 2RC is a son out of LL Mr. Liberty 708J. This bull is continuing to produce Red Chiangus for Liberty Lanes Ranch. Red Chiangus cattle from Liberty Lanes Ranch have continued to produce in the Texas A&M Ranch to Rail Program. They have sorted to the top in the feed test for profitability. They have graded choice with a fat score less than two.

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Advertiser’s index A.B.’s Ranch......................................50 Ard Ridge Cattle Company................47 Beare Cattle Farms.............................27 Bessler, Jeff........................................45 Cattle Visions...................................BC Circle E Cattle Company...................50 Circle E Farms...................................45 Champagne Farms.............................47 Chi-G Farms......................................17 Chianina Assocaition...................19, 41 Clarahan Farms..................................46 Classic Genetics.................................49 CK Cattle Company..........................45 Coward, Danny..................................47 Edje Technologies..............................43 Esch Cattle Company........................48 Foster Brothers Farms................IFC, 50 Four Roses Cattle...............................46 Garrett’s Show Cattle.........................46

Gehrke Farms....................................45 Gettinger Chi Angus..........................46 Graham Chiangus..............................49 Grassland Farms.................................49 Higgins Farms....................................21 Holt Bros Cattle.................................27 Hunt Farms........................................48 Johnson Chiangus..............................45 Kevin Wendt Auctioneer....................49 M Lazy Heart Ranch.........................FC McHale Farms....................................50 Melroe Farms............................48, IBC Miller, Jeff..........................................46 Ramsey Chiangus..........................44,48 Riverbend Farm.................................49 Riverview Farm..................................48 Ron Kreis, Auctioneer........................49 RSE Farms, Inc..................................45 Schaefer Chiangus..............................48

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Schrick Land & Cattle.......................50 Sears Marketing Services....................45 Sexton ChiAngus...............................46 Talmo Ranch......................................45 VBS Farms.........................................47 VKR Cattle Company........................47 Ventura Farms....................................47 Walco Farms.......................................47 Walter G. Mizes Ranches...................50 Whitten Chiangus..............................50 Willow Oak Cattle Ranch..................49 Wilstem Guest Ranch........................46 Woodhaven Farms..............................49

Chi GenetiCs DireCtory

Talmo Ranch Chiangus & Chiford Cattle


Chuck Madaris

Ned Ellis

Cell: (334) 657-5833

Home (334) 227-4446

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


232 Cruise Rd. • Hope Hull, AL 36043

“Professional Sale Management & Marketing Services” Alan Sears 61 Westward Way • Eaton, CO 80615 Home/Office: (970) 454-3986 • Mobile: (970) 396-7521 •


C h i a ng us

Terry Johnson, Owner 309.337.8440



rse P.O. Box 330 Stephens, GA 30667

Gehrke Farms

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

Drew Johnson 309.337.5700

Gehrke Farms Beef ( 877) LEANBEEF • Freezer Beef & Beef Snack Sticks

Farms, Inc.

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

Web site:

Troy Gehrke, Manager Delavan, Illinois (309) 244-7819 • Barn (309) 846-1614 • Cell

Rob Postin

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

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ChI GenetICs dIReCtoRy

IndIana Guest Ranch

Jeff Miller Grand Champion Steer 2012 Indiana State Fair

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

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

Home of WRL Tracken


Clarahan Farms Dennis • Ryan • Neil

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

Cell: 765-969-0154 Email:

Mike & Teresa Logansport, Indiana Rose (574) 753-4652

Gary & Bev Rose

Gettinger Chi Angus Selling Bulls, Heifers & Steers Barb Gettinger 3464 S. 325 E. Rushville, IN 46173

Jeff & Lisa Gettinger 4858 E 200 S Rushville, IN 46713 (765) 561-4434

Sam Gettinger (765) 561-3130 s.gettinger@yahoo. com

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Card ad SpaCe

Contact Jaclyn Upperman or Tyler Humphrey to reserve your next card ad.

chi genetics DiRectORy


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

Home of Quality Chiangus Cattle Val B. & Vicky B. Shields

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

Card Ads

Champagne Farms

Fullblood Chianina Bulls & Females Available

Chris & Brandhi Howard 5365 West Highway 36 Sharpsburg, KY 40374 606.247.2154



Home of FBF Nevada Nights 2CA

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

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

Ventura Farm

Chiangus, Chimaine & Angus Bulls Available by Private Treaty

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

Harlan & Leah Ritchie 4537 Comanche Dr. Okemos, MI 48864 (517) 333-0649

VF New Edition 201 1CM 2003 ACA National Champion Chi Bull


Danny Coward

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

For Sale: Semen on RDD Mr VRD 105N utilizing genetics from Willow Oak Ranch & circle e Farms 501 Russell Rd.• Noxapater, MS 39346 (662) 724-2685 (home) • (662) 325-2675 (work) • coward@

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Chi GeNetiCs DireCtory

North Dakota


2009 NWSS Champion Chianina Pen

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

Visit us at

Ramsey Chiangus Lincoln, Nebraska

Customer Focused on Value Traits And Services Producers of Chiangus and Chimaine Breeding Cattle Breeding Heifers, Breeding Bulls and Club Calves Now Available For Viewing and Sale Private Treaty • Call for Directions Bill & Linda Ramsey 5125 South 75th Street • Lincoln, NE 68516 Cell: (308) 380-1549

New Jersey


BFW Hot Iron 1CM

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

Form to Function ohio

Hunt Farms

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

Adam F. Ambielli 412 Trimmer Road Califon, New Jersey 07830 (908) 832-2526

Home Phone (937) 548-3050

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

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Chi geneTiCS DireCTory



Ron KReis, AuctioneeR 2005 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer Specializing in Purebred & General Livestock Auctions Ron Kreis Adamsville, OH (740) 796-5242 (740) 683-3235

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

“Come visit us in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley” John Coble, Consultant • (406) 254-2548 Scott Coble, Herd Manager • (423) 921-4221 Business office: Old Mills Square • 215W. Broadway St., Ste. D, Rogersville, TN 37857 (423) 272- 0225 richard alan arnold, President & Manager

Willow Oak Chiangus Ranch oklahoma

Bottom line genetics For Profit minded Cattlemen

Classic Genetics WoodhavenFarms Sponsor of

Chase Comer P.O. Box 705 • Ardmore, OK 73402 (580) 504-1716 Purebred Chiangus

We breed for oPTimUmS. Not extremes. Performance tested bulls and females • Show prospects


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

Tennessee Chianina Steer & Heifer Futurity

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

Graham ChianGus Breeders of Quality Chi Cattle

Pete, Debra, Taylor & Blythe Graham

2355 Peavine Firetower Rd. • Crossville, TN 38571 (931) 484-4666 March/April 2013 | Chianina Journal | Page 49

Chi genetiCs DireCtory


FBF Jody & Shawnda Foster David & Darlee Foster Josh Lesky: 806-292-8842 Casey Hilmes:405-443-9131


Circle E Cattle Company Mineral Wells, Texas

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

BW Ethridge (940) 452-1100 Walter G. Mizes Ranches

Fullblood Chianina bulls and females always available. Charles McDonald Ranch Manager/Herdsman Hwy. 281 North Hico, TX 76457 (254) 796-4070 • Fax (254) 796-2330

Call for video. west virginia

McHale Farms Lewisburg & Union, West Virginia Land & Cattle Club Calf & Chiangus

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

Jason Schrick Business: (817) 596-0799 Cell: (817) 366-8511

Certified Brucellosis & TB Free Herd ID #20020090310

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Steve McHale P.O. Box 302 • Union, WV 24983 (304) 772-3389 • (304) 667-1962

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