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Table of Contents Headquarters, Blake Nelson Commercial Connection, Josh Cribbs Everett Forkner, 2020 Saddle & Sirloin Hall of Fame Inductee Friedly Cattle: A Young Herd Making Big Strides by Robin Kleine Announcements 2020 NAILE Show Results Junior Update, Cade Austin Index/Dateline

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M. BLAKE NELSON AMAA Executive Vice President

Greetings, Happy New Year! I hope that you and your crew had a blessed holiday season. I don’t know about you, but I am glad that 2020 is behind us and we can look forward to better days. There are many things that we have to look forward to, starting with the inaugural Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City, Okla. Participation will be extremely high and the anticipation for this event has everyone ready for Oklahoma City. It is looking like we will have over 400 head exhibited in our “hill” shows along with a strong set of pen cattle. The new venue will allow for the majority of the Maine-Anjou cattle to be in the same area on the grounds, so please make your way to the Maine-Anjou area! ADAPT Become adjusted to new conditions (Webster’s) CHANGE Make different; Alter or modify. (Webster’s) Adapt and change are two words that come to mind when I think about 2020. I think as agriculturists we are a little more cautious (hard-headed) to accept these words, but this past year has certainly made us more open minded to participate and keep moving. For all of us, working through challenges is a way of life and I think it is important that JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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when we come out on the other side of an adverse occurrence we take time to reflect and take stock in how we reacted, adjusted and moved forward. There are many things that challenged our seedstock industry this year; possibly less surplus income, media’s constant doom and gloom, the volatility of the markets and the lockdown. Some of those things we can’t control, but we have definitely adjusted to the lock down, whether it be sales or exhibition, and I think it is safe to say that technology and virtual options have been handy this year. Show Circuit Online Sales have seen an increase in number of sales, traffic and an all-time high for average sale prices. Many have speculated that the online sales option was starting to soften, but I think this past year definitely proved its worth. Alternative and modified shows have been impressive to say the least. When every other activity that our kids are involved in is canceled, it has been exciting to see the resiliency and creativity the individuals and committees have shown through this year. I think that we can say that folks will drive a lot of miles for their kids to show and good people always find a way! I hope that the positive things we can take with us from 2020 is to be ready to adapt and be willing to change with whatever life may throw our way. Our businesses and

herds must be willing to do the same if progression is our goal. The Cattleman’s Congress will be a great event for Maine-Anjou so please consider joining us in Oklahoma City, January 8-11th. We start Friday, January 8th, with our sale cattle evaluation followed by our American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) Annual Membership Meeting & social at 4 p.m. Saturday, January 10th, is the pen-of-three bull and heifer shows and the Maine Exchange Sale. Sunday, January 10th, will be our Bright Lights Sale at 3 p.m. Then we wrap up with our junior and open Maine-Anjou shows on Monday, January 11th. For more information please check out our website at maine-anjou.org, Facebook, or contact us directly. As always, if we can assist you in anyway please let us know. Thank you for a great year at AMAA and we hope to see you down the road! Take care, Blake MAINE-ANJOU- Vision, Vigor Value!


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I think it’s safe to say we are all looking forward to the New Year, and hopefully a new outlook on what is going on around us. To be honest, this year has given me renewed energy. In March when COVID-19 hit, the ag community never looked at it and said we won’t be able to move past this. As the men and women of agriculture, we are accustomed to the struggle. Each year the obstacle is different, but yet we soldier on – whether it be too much rain or not enough, a shortened growing season, or trouble with calving. We put our boots on and show up every day. Farmers and ranchers are part of a sector of society that make their lives dealing with less than ideal situations. I think I speak for everyone within the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) when I say, we are thankful to have you, all of you, as our breeders. The support you have shown the breed throughout this year, well it’s been remarkable. We moved Junior Nationals at the 11th hour to a state that would allow us to gather. Thanks to breeder support and a tremendous junior program, we not only had a show but a successful one! Our strong and dedicated Board of Directors, they’ve been able to JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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face challenges – like the cancellation of Denver – and still charge forward with the Bright Lights Sale that has been a staple in our breed for over a decade. To think about the bulls that have came through that sale, and take note of the genetic progress we’ve made in just the few short years I’ve been a part of it… well, I could not imagine not being able to start the year off with a chance to see what is coming next in the breed. Which leads us to the Spring bull sale season, the prep work is in full swing. At times when COVID-19 has grounded the Association this year, we have found ourselves in a strategy planning situation. How can we not only better serve you as breeders, but how we can offer opportunities to you as members to strength the MaineAnjou breed in unprecedented times such as these. Even with a different look to traveling, I have had some incredible opportunities to make farm visits in 10 different states and put on over 25,000 miles this Fall. I truly look forward to the time I will spend in the Spring getting to visit with even more of you! 2020 certainly isn’t a year we will look back on and call our greatest, but it is one

that we can still mark as successful because of our entire Association’s dedication to showing up and moving forward. I am thankful to be a part of the Maine-Anjou breed and look forward to the New Year, the Bright Lights Sale, and a continued effort to strength the AMAA. I hope this finds all of you well, as we prepare our hearts and homes for the coming of our Lord and Savior. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and your families. We’ll see you in 2021!


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EVERETT FORKNER Saddle & Sirloin Inductee

by Lindsey Broek

For those of you who are regular Voice readers, you know I do not “key” much editorial that comes directly from me, but every once and a while I feel compelled to share my thoughts. 2020 has made me thankful, thankful for my job and thankful for animal agriculture. 2020 has brought us uncharted waters, but the resilancy of the ag community has shown through and we are yet again reminded that there is no better business to be in than the ag business. You probably are curious where this is going, well, my friend and longtime MaineAnjou breeder, Everett Forkner was recently awarded a very special award. He was JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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inducted into a very elite club, that only the very best stockman grace the hallways of; Everett Forkner is your 2020 Saddle and Sirloin Hall of Fame Inductee. For those of you unfamiliar with the Saddle and Sirloin Club, below is an explanation: Believed to be the world’s largest portrait gallery commemorating a single industry, the Saddle & Sirloin Club collection honors leaders in all facets of the American livestock industry — leaders chosen by their peers. The collection was established at Chicago’s Union Stock Yards in 1903, where the International Livestock Exposition resided. In 1976, the collection moved to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville,

home of the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). These paintings represent the history of the livestock industry, a veritable hall of fame of the best and the brightest who have moved agribusiness forward. What an honor for a true stockman and visionary. On the next page you will find find excerpts from his acceptance speech, followed by a piece written by Katie Maupin Miller that appeard in the Seedstock Edge, August issue. I encourage all of our readers to read through Everett’s thoughts, read it again, and share it with a friend.


EVERETT FORKNER...

Accepting his Saddle & Sirloin Portrait and induction into the Saddle & Sirloin Hall of Fame. by Everett Forkner I had a very wise, elderly speech instructor in Public Speaking 101 while attending the University of Missouri. He once made a statement that I have never forgotten, he said, and I quote, “It’s not hard to get up and talk. But the real “Challenge” is to have something to say!!” I would like to continue my remarks with the following three challenges to all of us in American Agriculture and to the youth who will be the leaders of tomorrow.

CHALLENGE 1...

“YOU GET WHAT YOU PLAN FOR - IF YOU FAIL TO PLAN, YOU PLAN TO FAIL.” You need to sit down and establish written goals that will guide and define your successes in life. A prime example is; A Harvard school of business research study showed that 90% of those who graduated with written goals ultimately reached those goals. So, because of that I want to share publicly, for the first time EVER, my life mission and goals statement I wrote in 1992. It reads as follows; My life long goals have been to be a Godly man with strong character and

integrity, a faithful husband and father to my family, a servant leader that leads by example, a visionary that is not afraid of change, and a strong desire to continue to grow myself as an individual. I love to work with young people and have had an opportunity to influence hundreds of youth by providing training, teaching and leadership development through livestock judging workouts for local, junior college and senior college livestock judging teams. I look forward to continuing to work with youth in agriculture encouraging the brightest and the best back into American Agriculture. Livestock breeding and leadership development is my work and passion. Visionary thinking, long range planning, relationship building and teamwork are my philosophic core values. Proverbs 16:3 says “Commit your works to the Lord and your plans will be established”

CHALLENGE 2...

“YOU WILL NEVER BE WRONG DOING THE RIGHT THING!” A Lesson ingrained into our family from Marvin, our father. Honesty and Integrity will define who you are, what you believe in and who you

will become! CHANGE IS CONSTANT BUT VALUES ARE ETERNAL.

CHALLENGE 3...

“SUCCESS FOLLOWS YOUR WORK ETHIC AND DEPENDABILITY” It has been said and I believe the following: “IF YOU ARE THE FIRST TO ARRIVE AND THE LAST TO LEAVE, YOU WILL ONE DAY MANAGE THE BUSINESS, OWN THE BUSINESS, OR START YOUR OWN BUSINESS!” Lastly, to this day in my office there is a saying that I hung 30 years ago titled: When the Sun Comes Up in the Morning Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up, it knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. So, it doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle; when the sun comes up in the morning, you had better be running!

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or six decades, southern Missouri native, Everett Forkner, has humbly raised purebred hogs, Maine Anjou cattle, crops and a family while serving in countless leadership positions in the agricultural industry. He has shared his time, wisdom and faith with the livestock community. In turn, he’s touted as a visionary, global promoter, planner, bridge builder, eternal optimist, mentor and irreplaceable asset to the livestock community. This fall, his years of hard work will be recognized as his portrait will be placed in the Saddle & Sirloin Portrait Gallery, one of the highest honors bestowed to stockmen and women in this country. A PASSION FOR PUREBREDS Everett Forkner was born on February 10, 1939. He attended the University of Missouri to pursue a degree in animal husbandry. During his time at Mizzou, Forkner was a part of the university’s livestock judging team, participated in the “Little International” stock show and became interested in animal breeding and genetics. These experiences helped Forkner see outside his small-town upbringing, polished his leadership and public speaking potential and sparked a love for the swine industry. But, perhaps most importantly, Forkner married his wife, Ruby, in 1958, before he graduated in 1961. He still says marrying Ruby was the best decision he ever made. The couple returned to Forkner’s hometown, Richards, Missouri. Together, they have three sons, Mike, Doug and Steve Forkner, and one daughter, Cindy (Forkner) Wyant, 12 grandchildren, and 10 great-grandchildren. Besides family, their most significant accomplishment is the family farm and business, Forkner Family Farms, Inc., managed by Forkner, Ruby and two of their sons. The operation consists of 2,000 acres of crops, a purebred swine genetics company, a premium pork marketing branch and a herd of purebred Maine Anjou cattle. Through his years in the purebred swine industry, Forkner has earned a rightful reputation for staying a step ahead of the curve, charging ahead of industry trends and diving fearlessly into change. This is why his family’s operation has not only weathered but thrived through four major industry paradigm shifts. Their farm has evolved from a single breed firm to a multiple breed breeder, from a breeding system multiplication company to finally the specialized genetic producer it is today. Currently, they target value-added, premium pork


Written by Katie Maupin Miller. Originally published in the August issue of the Seedstock EDGE.

By Katie Maupin Miller markets. Through each sector of their business, Forkner’s notorious foresight made him an industry leader as he adopted new technologies and ushered in innovations to their southern Missouri operation. “I’ve had the opportunity to see a tremendous amount of change in my lifetime. With all that change, if you were opposed to change, if you didn’t make the most of the change, and if you didn’t foresee the change coming, you were very quickly left behind,” Forkner says. “I think my ability or desire to see over the ridge, and what we were moving toward to prepare ourselves was invaluable. I realized if we were going to remain in business and stay competitive, we would have to change.” Throughout his industry tenure, Forkner marketed swine breeding stock to 48 states and 25 countries, while being an early adopter of performance testing and genetic evaluation. He was one of the first firms to export breeding stock to Japan, and in 1973, his National Barrow Show® boar entry became the World Record Selling Duroc Boar at the time. The boar, called Soga Powerful, sold for $38,000 to Soga Noya Swine of Japan. Starting in the early ‘60s, Forkner pioneered performance testing with on-farm testing, recording growth and using ultrasound to measure and eval-

uate muscle and fat composition. He used this data to utilize and lead the “Certified Meat Type” program, which prioritized lean, high-yielding hogs. His experiences in performance testing and data collection helped Forkner standardize testing methods and terminology through leadership roles with the National Swine Improvement Federation (NSIF) and the National Swine Registry’s (NSR) Swine Testing and Genetics Evaluation (STAGES®) program. Forkner was also an early adapter of the all-in, all-out swine production method, building some of the first wean-tofinish barns in the Show-Me State. With this experience, he crafted his premium pork brand, which emphasized bred-in quality, taste and tenderness. Forkner used his genetic and performance testing knowhow to build stronger natural immunity and optimize his closed herd’s health through genetic selection for animals that could thrive with antibiotic-free production. Today, his nucleus herd of pureline Duroc, Hampshire, Landrace, Large White and Berkshire genetics is known as TRULINE® Genetics. The family’s value-added, premium pork brand is known as TRULINE® Premium Pork. TRULINE® Premium Pork emphasizes bred-in quality, taste and tenderness from their unique, old-line, purebred genetics to produce what the Forkners call the “World’s Finest Pork.” Their USDA-inspected, natural, premium pork products are raised without hormones in an antibioticfree environment thanks to the family’s genetics selection pressure placed on meat quality and natural immunity. Forkner’s industry success wasn’t chance, luck or good fortune; it was merely years and years of hard work. “There is nothing magic about success,” he says. “You just have to roll up your sleeves and get into it. It is a daily effort.” Forkner is known for giving back and is passionate about youth development. For 50 years, he hosted young people at livestock judging workouts – providing thousands with industry opportunities. Forkner served in countless leadership roles, including National Pork Board (NPB) President (2011-2012), NSIF founding member (1982), and multipletime steering committee member for the National Swine Registry’s long-range planning process, which created the nation’s largest junior livestock organization, the National Junior Swine Association (NJSA). Forkner received the Distinguished Service Award from NSIF, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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National Pedigreed Livestock Council, and NJSA. He was inducted into the National Pork Producers Council Hall of Fame in 2020. When Forkner’s NPB term ended, his peers described him as, “A visionary, a leader and … a straightshooter who doesn’t beat around the bush. He can be kind-hearted and stern at the same time, a leadership style that makes him easy to like and to follow.”

Working alongside peers and industry leaders he respected and learned from has long been one of Forkner’s greatest accomplishments. Always a people person, his study of his peers helped him identify four core values of success: character, relationships, leadership and teamwork. All of which, Forkner has spent years emulating. “I’ve always wanted to emulate the best people in the industry,” he says. “There is nothing special about me. It’s more about what I’ve learned from the successful people I’ve rubbed shoulders with. I always learn from the people in my life and the best and brightest people in this industry that I’ve had the opportunity to come into contact with.” THE MOST ELITE CLUB OF STOCKMEN AND WOMEN The Saddle & Sirloin Portrait Gallery is a collection of the American livestock industry’s most influential leaders and thought to be the world’s largest portrait gallery to commemorate a single industry. Started at the Chicago’s Union Stock Yards when the International Livestock Exhibition was held, the first portrait was hung in 1903. Since then, one portrait of an influential stockman or woman chosen by their peers is added to the collection each year. Today, the gallery resides at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky, since the Chicago stockyards were closed in 1976. You can walk through this treasured collection during the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). The more than 360 portraits now hanging in the South Wing remind those in the livestock industry of great leaders who came before them and gives them something to aspire toward. Forkner recalls seeing the collection lining the hall of the Stock Yard Inn in Chicago. As he strolled past the long line of portraits, he was filled with a deep respect for those industry leaders who came before. Forkner believes there is always much to learn from people who have traveled down a path you’d like to walk. Little did he know, he’d be joining them more than a half-century later. “I can still vividly remember walking into the stockyard and seeing that long line of portraits,” he says. “Never in my wildest imagination did I think that I would have the privilege to join this distinguished group of livestock industry leaders.” Nominating committee chairperson Gordon Jones could easily imagine Forkner’s likeness among the other industry greats. He started the nomina-

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tion process in 2016 when he realized Forkner should be recognized for his tireless commitment to the swine industry and youth in agriculture, both of which he freely gave much of his free time supporting. Jones calls the Saddle & Sirloin Club, “the highest honor that can be bestowed in the livestock or meat industries of the U. S.” After letters of recommendation and support started pouring in to assist Jones’ efforts, he became even more confident Forkner should be recognized. Jones and his wife read about accolades and influence in letters from purebred breeders, judging team members and some of the country’s highestranking scientists. “Very simply getting to read those letters as they came in was such a pleasure to me. My wife and I both read every letter as it came in, and we were elated to hear of the many ways Everett Forkner influenced so many people,” Jones says.

LEARNING TO LEAD Forkner believes youth training and development and the provision of future leaders for the U.S. swine industry are two of the largest pillars for growth in the purebred swine industry. As a member of the long-range planning committee which conceived NJSA, presently the largest youth livestock organization in the world, and a long-time supporter of youth livestock judging, Forkner wants to provide even more opportunities for youth development.

“If you can’t lead one. You can’t lead any. You have to start with yourself.” -Everett Forkner

Jones remembers where he was when he received the call that Forkner’s portrait will hang in that hallowed collection. A generous anonymous donor has provided the funds for the portrait to be commissioned before the gallery induction. And now, both Jones and Forkner hope this latest accolade can help expand Forkner’s industry influence even further to create opportunities for youth development for years to come.

Forkner credits much of his success to ideas, skills and connections he learned at the University of Missouri as part of their many livestock clubs and judging team. Now, he wants to find ways to give young people genuinely interested in the swine industry the same opportunities he had to learn and grow.

“Youth have so many more opportunities than the youth of the past, and I think the youth today have an opportunity to fill important positions in the livestock industry that is still growing,” he says. “The industry will always be looking for the brightest and the best young people that it can find. The most important thing a young person can do is develop work habits that will help them be distinguished among their peers.” As a long-time supporter and champion of young people in agriculture, Forkner has hosted thousands of young

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Photo Courtesy of Tammy Forkner Forkner believes in starting them young and growing them up in the swine industry. This photo was taken in 1981 with cousins Nathan and Everett Forkner on Duroc Boar CC Adam. Nathan now has two sons who are avid NJSA members.

guideposts have helped Forkner throughout his career. As his father would often say, “You’ll never be wrong, doing the right thing.” Photo Courtesy of the National Pork Board Everett Forkner, recipient of the 2020 Pork Industry Hall of Fame Award, speaks at the 2020 Pork Industry Forum, held March 4-6 in Kansas City, Missouri.

livestock evaluators at judging workouts at his farm over the last 50 years. He’s watched countless young people learn to be quick on their feet, hone their public speaking skills and stand by their decision-making processes. One such collegiate livestock judging team member was NSR’s CEO Clay Zwilling. “Like many collegiate judging contestants, I can specifically pinpoint my favorite practice, and it was at Everett Forkner’s. We only judged four classes, but we then spent an hour listening to Everett discuss his experiences in the pork industry, the importance of purebred livestock, collegiate judging, and leadership. That day will always resonate in my mind and truly solidifies my passion for working in the purebred swine industry,” Zwilling says. Furthermore, as a past NPB president, he often championed the NJSA and its ability to attract and educate future leaders for the swine industry. NJSA provides an outlet for competition and growth, but its leadership events provide young people with a myriad of industry connections that will serve them throughout their professional careers. Looking back, Forkner recognizes the importance of constant learning and leadership development in his path. Always a student, Forkner poured over “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey and spent nearly 30 years studying Dr. John Maxwell’s leadership books and materials. “If you can’t lead one. You can’t lead any. You have to start with yourself,” Forkner says. Forkner’s advice to young people is to start their day early, work hard, put first things first, and remember the only things they leave in this life are what they give away. These JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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To Forkner, the right thing is to humbly use this honor to support young people in agriculture, hoping to find their way in an ever-changing industry. Since a generous donor fully funded the portrait which will hang in Louisville, the usual fundraising efforts which generally accompany this award are now being turned toward two of the most influential youth organizations in Forkner’s life – the University of Missouri’s Everett and Ruby Forkner Livestock Judging Endowment and the National Junior Swine Association Forkner Family Visionary Leadership Fund. Friends, family, peers and swine industry partners can honor Forkner’s contribution to the livestock industry by donating to the fund of their choice to ensure that his legacy of providing young people in the agricultural sector with the best opportunities will last for generations to come. Forkner spends his life living a plan he developed, which is full of faith, family, agriculture and cultivating the next generation of leaders. The 131-word life mission statement he jotted down in 1992 still serves as his bookmark in his Bible. Each day he reminds himself of what he wants to accomplish, and now his portrait will remind others for years to come. There is a saying framed on his office wall. It reads: Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows that it must run faster than the fastest lion or it will be killed. Every morning a lion wakes up. It knows that it must outrun the slowest gazelle or it will starve to death. So, it doesn’t matter whether you are a lion or a gazelle: when the sun comes up, you had better be running! So whether you’re a young person who just joined the NJSA, a collegiate livestock judger hoping to make the floor, a swine breeder looking for a way to give back or an industry partner wanting to work with an organization which will make the livestock industry better, you’d better get running.


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Three generations of Friedlys walk through cattle at the farm near Akron, Colorado.

Friedly Cattle A Young Herd Making Big Strides Photos + Story by: Robin Kleine

“We bought our first Maine-Anjou cow in 2010, and she’s still here today,” Vincent Friedly says. Friedly Cattle started as a project when their family’s junior show career was nearing completion. Today, Friedly Cattle is owned and operated by Vincent and Tina Friedly and their son Chance Friedly, his JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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wife Ashleigh and sons Benton (3) and Trey (born November 5, 2020). The family runs 180 cows near Akron, Colorado. In addition to the cattle, the Friedlys farm close to 10,000 acres on the eastern plains of Colorado. Vincent’s parents bought the original farm in 1960 and also raised hogs until the mid-1980s. In 1979, Vincent

bought his first set of yearlings and later added a few cows of his own. After losing a grass lease, he sold the cattle. Later on, his children showed steers, and they later thought they would purchase some club calf cows. A friend directed them to Dennis Garwood at Green Valley Cattle (GVC) in Atkinson, Nebraska.


Vincent & Tina Friedly

Chance, Ashleigh, Benton & Trey Friedly

“When we went to Dennis’ and I think that kind of changed our mind. We saw the females there and we decided that’s the way we wanted to go. We liked the look of the purebred Maines,” Chance says. Calving begins the first of February with the heifers and runs into April 15th every year. Due to the size and scale of their farming operation, and the herd health implications of calving later in the spring with wet weather and mud, the Friedlys have found that time frame works well for them. Chance says sometimes weather can be a challenge. “Well, the wind blows, but Colorado weather isn’t too bad,” Chance says. “With calving in February and March, it’s just cold and it’s pretty easy to deal with.” They calve in a building about a mile and a half away from the home farm. They also have a camera system set-up to allow Vincent and Chance to spend more nights at home with their wives and families. In the next two to three years, the Friedlys would like to see the herd grow to over 200 cows. They have planted a quarter section of farm ground to grass and have new pastures coming out of the Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) from the Department of Agriculture to allow for the growth. “We started with cattle we liked, and we keep the cattle we like the look of. Good

or bad, not sure if it’s right, but we like the ones we’ve got,” Vincent says. Their “Type” Vincent and Chance agree that the cattle they like are bigger boned and powerful, but still in a feminine and useful, production-oriented package. Through the years, several females from GVC made their way to Akron, including several prominent donor cows bearing the GVC prefix. “Basically every cow on this place will have a GVC prefix somewhere in her pedigree. The majority of our cowherd is basically built off of six cows. We started with donors, flushed them, bought some recip cows and kept nearly all the heifers back in our herd and just gradually built from there,” Chance says. One cow in particular serves as the matriarch of Friedly Cattle – GVC Charity 010Z, and is the “ideal” Maine-Anjou female for Vincent and Chance. Charity was the $39,000 high seller in the 2012 Green Valley Cattle sale, and later the Friedlys purchased her mother, GVC Charity 2W, in the Green Valley Cattle Maine-Anjou Dispersal in 2014. The Friedlys have retained more than 30 daughters of GVC Charity 010Z, and have done traditional embryo transfer work as well as IVF flushes on her to a variety of sires including Simmentals, Angus and JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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recipient side, to get the pregnancy rates that they’re getting, and the recips are managed incredibly well,” Barten says. “To get what they do year after year, it’s the full gamut of herd health and good management.”

Maine-Anjou bulls. They have also bred her to club calf bulls, and have their first of those genetics coming in 2021. “It doesn’t matter what bull we use on her, it just works. She’s consistent and it helps that she has a great attitude,” Vincent says. Dennis Garwood, owner of GVC, also credits the GVC Charity 2W cow for a lot of the Friedlys success in the Maine-Anjou breed. “The Charity cow family that originated with GVC Charity 2W and they purchased her on the dispersal. They had previously purchased a daughter of hers prior to that so they were very familiar with the cow family. The daughter worked very well for them, so they wanted to own the source. The Charity cow family was one of the highlights of the Maine-Anjou females here at GVC,” Garwood says. Embryo Transfer Those six core females, including GVC Charity 2W and GVC Charity 010Z, have contributed notably to the growth of the Friedly Cattle herd. “People don’t think of the cattle deal as something that happens quickly, it’s definitely something my dad’s dad didn’t understand. But, we’ve done it all really fast with the IVF and the flush work. Now we’re up to almost 200 cows and gotten there in 10 years. All of the cows, besides the recip JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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cows, are stuff we’ve raised,” Chance says. Dr. Casey Barten is the veterinarian and owner-operator of Bluestem Embryo Transfer Center near Abilene, Kansas. For more than six years, Dr. Barten and his team have worked with the Friedlys to house their donor cows and do embryo collections in house. They also do traditional embryo transfer and recently began IVF flushes. Additionally, the team travels to Colorado twice during spring breeding season, once in Mid-May and again in early June, where they transfer close to 100 embryos every year. Year after year, they’ve had more than 70% success rate with their embryo transfer. “If I went back and looked at pregnancy rates out of the farms that I go to and the transfers that I do, those guys are going to be the top for pregnancy rates,” Barten says. “I think they go to great lengths and really try to do everything right.” Barten also works with Dennis Garwood at Green Valley Cattle. They agree that the cows that originated at GVC were an extremely fertile group of females. That, in addition to the Friedlys’ heat detection, nutrition program and overall attention to detail with herd health pays off. “When I’m transferring embryos, I’m doing it the same way every single time. But I think they have a set of good genetics to begin with, in their donors and on the

Herd Health Both Vincent and Chance are straight forward no-nonsense types. Together, they do their best to keep their cows and calves healthy. “Nutrition is really important here,” Chance says. “We spend a lot of time and a lot of money on the nutrition side because we believe it helps our conception rates. We have yet to go a year where our embryo conception is less than 70%. That for us is a big, profitable part. 70% of the embryos are sticking, and that really helps return on our investment. It’s made a big difference.” For the past three years, they have also adopted the Purina liquid feed program. They use the liquid feed products throughout the year to add protein for their cows and keep them in good condition year-round. This was especially important during the drought in 2020. “It really helped on the dry grass this year. We took cows off grass and they had already been on there too long; it was grubbed off. But we didn’t have anywhere to go with them. Those cows came off fat. So they were utilizing that dry grass,” Vincent says. Mating Decisions As a whole, the Friedlys try to raise moderate sized, long bodied females, with a square hip and bold rib. They say the core of their cows already have a balanced EPD profile, but try to mate their females to bulls that won’t hurt them EPD-wise. Specifically, they are conscious of the birthweight (BW) EPD, as well as the weaning weight (WW) and yearling weight (YW) EPDs. Over the past 10 years of breeding cattle, Vincent and Chance have gone from only using the “hot sires” on the market, to now using their own bulls to produce females they want to keep back as replacements. Several hybrids have been tried through embryo transfer and artificial insemination, including Maine Angus, Maine-Simmental


and high percentage Maines. The pair has since decided to focus on breeding high percentage Maine-Anjou and Maine Angus cattle. “We’ve tried everything. We’ve got a bunch of Primo daughters that have really worked, Hard Whiskeys, Revival on the Simmental side. Daddy’s Money fared really well for us on that Charity cow,” Chance says. “We’re excited about the new higher Maine bulls that are coming out, and we used a lot of them. We are always looking for something new.” Maine Angus Genetics The Friedlys agree that Garwood was onto something with his Maine Angus program years ago. He added Angus genetics to get a little more production into the cows and improve the Maine-Anjou’s EPDs. “I think he was way ahead of his time. He saw the future coming before it came,” Chance says. “Now that the Maine Angus deal has taken off, I think we’re sitting really well. We have a bunch of Dennis’ cows and that’s what he was already doing years and years ago.” Garwood shared that at GVC they kept diligent records, reporting a BW, WW and YW and performance records for each calf. “Our sole business [at GVC] has always been cattle. It’s not a side business and in cow country, you need to make money and stay in business with cattle that have calving ease and uniformity. With each year we tried to grow in performance and maintain uniformity,” Garwood says. Recently, Vincent and Chance have kept their own Maine Angus bulls back to stouten up their commercial calves. They have added extra muscle and extra bone and that’s added weight to their calves. “It’s nice for our commercial calves. We can count on them weighing 750 and heifer calves weighing 700 when we sell them every year,” Chance says. “Our commercial calves sired by Maine Angus bulls have done really well.” After weaning, the commercial calves are backgrounded for 45 days before being sent to Magnum Feedyard Co. LLC in Wiggins, Colorado.

Cattle Sales Besides occasionally selling a heifer calf or bulls off the farm, the Friedlys mostly kept their genetics to themselves until 2017 when they attended the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. FRDL Wrigley 1D was consigned to the 2017 Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull and Female Sale. He was the first high dollar bull for the Friedlys and that was first time they were recognized on a national level. Ward Cattle, Frank and Christina Ward of Orland, California purchased the bull and use him to make highly sought-after Maine Angus females. Wrigley is sired by Daddy’s Money and out of the GVC Charity 010Z cow. Since then, Chance and Vincent have begun to offer more open females for sale, including two online sales. The second “Plains Hotties Sale” with Beaver Creek Ranch in Burlington, Colorado was held in November 2020 and hosted by SC Online Sales. “We had a good heifer sale this year, it went really well and really expanded our clientele. We even sent one to Canada. This year it seemed like we had a lot more interest and a lot more people called,” Chance says. “Even if they didn’t buy, we met new people.” Chance enjoys showing visitors the cattle at the farm and following along with their customers on the show road, watching them show whenever possible. The cycle has come full circle, as Dr. Barten also purchased a show heifer that goes back to the Charity cow for his daughter in 2020. He likes that he produced the embryos, Friedlys raised the calf, and then he was able to buy a project for his daughter and support his clients. Vincent says that it isn’t hard to sell good females, because they have seen what their mothers or maternal sisters look like in production. Because of that, Friedly Cattle retains two flushes on every female sold. The pair note that some local bull customers have been wary of the perceived high birthweights of Maine-Anjou cattle, and have been working to break the stereotype. “We’re trying to lower the birth, but still keep the production,” Vincent says. “We aren’t trying to ‘just’ raise a show heifer or

show bull. We want cattle that will work for commercial cattlemen – still have production plus some look.” A select group of bulls are offered via private treaty at the farm or in Denver every year. Cattlemen in the area are starting to accept the cattle and trying them on their commercial cow herds. But many of their customers are also traveling to see the cattle in person and buy bulls. What’s next? Chance adds that they might never get their cowherd to where they want in their lifetime, but know they will be leaving a nice legacy of Maine-Anjou cattle for his sons when they are ready. Garwood says that he enjoyed his time in the Maine-Anjou breed, and admired the cattle as well as the people he met and relationships he forged, including the Friedlys. “I’ve always sensed a desire on their part to own, produce and market the best that they could find and the best that they could offer. They’ve done a lot of embryo transplant work after identifying superior daughters of the original cows, and that just helps everything move faster,” Garwood says. “I’m extremely happy for them with their success and hope that there’s lots more.” The Friedlys were some of Dr. Barten’s first clients in eastern Colorado and he and his team have since become friends with the family. Often sharing nighttime meals too. “We’ll go out there and transfer embryos for 6-8 days straight in the area. We really consider them more like friends and family than clients,” Barten says. “It’s always fun to go there, you know things are going to go good and work out right.” Both Vincent and Chance agree they have been able to get a lot out of the cows they used to start their herd. Together, they are looking forward to the future of selling cattle to other breeders and obtaining some new genetics to continue to grow and expand. “Anyone can raise cattle, but I want to raise good cattle,” Vincent says. “We’re striving to produce good cattle that we’re proud of.” JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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MAINE-ANJOU Announcements, News & Events

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. More information on these two programs is available by visiting maine-anjou.org and clicking on “Member Services” “MAPP Agreement.” If a membership is submitted without choosing a program, the new member will be placed in the Breeders Choice program.

MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNTS It is the AMAA policy to only share account information with those authorized on an active account, no matter the age of the account holder. The account holder must provide written permission to add a person(s) to their account to transfer and register on their behalf. Anyone that is not authorized on an account will not be provided passwords or invoice information no matter the age or relation to the account holder. The account holder is the only one that can call or e-mail the AMAA directly to remove or add any person(s) to/ from their account. Any authorized person on the account can register, transfer, obtain or change passwords once they are on the account. 2020 DUES If you have not paid your 2020 dues please do so as soon as possible. Dues run from January 1 to December 31 of each year no matter when you pay them. Active adult accounts will receive the Voice magazine as long as dues are current. You may pay your dues by logging into your online account. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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HELPFUL TIPS WHEN REGISTERING: To avoid delays in your registration work during our busy season 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 the animal owns the dam with the exception of ET calves. If an ET calf, make sure the donor dam has DNA verified and has been PHA & TH tested with the results on file. If you are checking on testing work please e-mail Paige at paige@amaapc.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. We appreciate you and your business and want to make sure that the registration process runs as smooth as possible. Thank you in advance for your extra time in making sure all work is correct, complete and received in a timely manner.

REGISTRATIONS: Please dispose of any old registration and self-billing worksheets. The AMAA will no longer offer a 10% online discount for

registration work that is completed through Digital Beef. The AMAA will assess a $5 fee for any registration work received by fax, e-mail or by mail. To avoid this fee, please log into your online Digital Beef account to complete all registration work. New forms can be downloaded from our main webpage under Digital Beef/ Registrations – Printable Forms. If you need assistance logging into your online account please contact us at maine@amaapc.com. If work is faxed or e-mailed it is the responsibility of the breeder to give us a follow up phone call to make sure that the work is legible and to cover all fees. BLOCK REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS: Want to save on registration costs? Consider pre-paying for a block of registrations. The cost savings are as follows: • 15 head - 12% • 25 head - 15% • 50 head - 20% • 75 head - 25% • 100 head - 30% Blocks may only be used on animals under 13 months of age and may not be used on steers or foundation animals. Blocks will only be valid from January 1 - December 31 of each year. Any unused block registration numbers will expire. If you are interested in learning more about block purchases, please contact us at 816-431-9950. MAPP ENROLLMENT MAPP enrollment is now closed. f you questions regarding your MAPP inventory please contact Donna


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FOUNDATION ANIMALS: Non-registered bulls and females must be entered as a foundation animal prior to 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 onetime 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.

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). 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.

ONLINE TRANSFERS: When transferring an animal online 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 AMAA office to update the account. It is always a good idea to always search for the buyer using the search tool 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.

DNA, TH AND PHA REQUIREMENTS: Prior to registering any ET calves, all donor dams (including commercial or non-registered dams) must have DNA, TH and PHA on file in our office. Also, all AI sires are required to have the same on file. Therefore, our office will hold any ET registrations submitted out of dams without testing on file as well as all registrations out of AI sires that do not have complete testing on file. If the donor dam is deceased and not tested, we do require that the ET(s) have the tests done, in the absence of the donor’s records. To submit a sample through the association, please follow the DNA request instructions on our

Grame at (816) 431-9950 Ext. 303 or e-mail her at donna@amaapc.com.

website, maine-anjou.org, under the Genetics/Testing tab. Samples must be on a hair card, blood card or TSU in order to be submitted. Sampling supplies can be ordered on our website under the Genetics/Testing tab. Animals must be in the AMAA herd book before testing can be requested. Please note that testing takes approximately 3-4 weeks from the time the sample arrives at the lab. 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.

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 to three or four weeks.

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MAINE-ANJOU Announcements, News & Events

MAINE ANGUS PAPERS: If you wish to obtain a Maine Angus registration select the MA/ Angus box when registering online. You will receive an error that AMAA staff must check the testing and percentage requirements, please make sure to validate your entry to save it so that AMAA staff 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 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 if there is not a Maine Angus division at the show. MAINE/ANGUS REQUIREMENTS • Maine Angus refers to cattle with the following characteristics: • The animal will have between 3/8 Maine-Anjou to 5/8 Maine- Anjou blood and have between 3/8 registered Angus to 5/8registered Angus and/or registered Red Angus blood. • The standard is both parents must be registered at the AMAA, American Angus Association (AAA) or Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) will provide validated lineage. • 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

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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, NH and CA) and/or known lethal Red Angus genetic defects (Ex. AM, NH, CA and OS) whether determined by pedigree or test. • A registered Maine Angus female must be proven free of PHA and TH, whether identified by pedigree or test.

MAINE ANGUS COLOR REQUIREMENTS: • All qualifying individuals will be predominately solid black or red in color. White markings are only allowed on the underline and switch of the tail. • Starting Jan. 1, 2019 all animals that have qualified and registered as Maine Angus prior to Jan. 1, 2019 will retain their Maine Angus papers but will not be able to exhibit/show in the Maine Angus division, however, these animals are eligible to show as MaineTainers. OTHER AMAA UPDATES: Please make sure to update any change in address, phone numbers or e-mails with the AMAA by e-mailing us at maine@amaapc. com, or by logging into your online account. If you have a credit card on file and have received a new card, please make sure to call us to replace the new card on file. Credit cards are not automically saved when paying online.

MAINE-ANJOU CATTLE FOR SALE: Looking for cattle to purchase or consign? Do not forget to check out our consignment sale list located at the top of the Digital Beef Cattle search screen called “Maine-Anjou Cattle for Sale”. Active breeders may use this tool at any time to consign animals as long as you have a login for Digital Beef. NATIONAL SHOWS Anyone showing in a junior or open class at the national level must be an active member with the AMAA or American Maine-Anjou Junior Association (AJMAA). Junior members exhibiting at these shows must be the sole owner of the animal they are showing.


MAINE-ANJOU Announcements, News & Events Hanson of Linn Grove, Iowa; 7 grandchildren, Brandon (Briana) Swanson; Allie (Tyler) Peterson; Collin (Taylor) Swanson; Kal (Jennifer) Swanson; Jake (Madison) Hanson; Austin Hanson and Cassidy Hanson; 4 great-grandchildren, Lennon and Briar Peterson, Kyeson Hanson, and Landry Swanson; other relatives; and many special friends.

AL SWANSON Allen Myron Swanson, the son of Myron and Mildred (Toft) Swanson was born February 15, 1946 in Hartley, Iowa. His childhood years were spent in the Royal, Iowa area, where he attended school, and graduated from Royal High School in 1964. Allen married Linda Koenig on January 16, 1966 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal, Iowa. He relished farming his entire life. He also enjoyed Nascar, entertaining friends, tractor pulls, cattle shows, working the ground, and never missed an opportunity to spend time with family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal. Allen passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his home, at the age of 74. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Linda, and one sister, Karen Cusack. Left to cherish his memory are 2 children, Chris (Lisa) Swanson of Peterson, Iowa, and Pam (Tom)

Cassie, Ryan, Larissa and Peyson Larrick; one great grandson, Kasien Eston; two sisters, Jewellann Gaines and husband Roger of Shelbyville, Mo., and Delores Layne Ryals and husband Steve of Louisburg, Kan., and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife and his parents. Julius was a 1958 graduate of Shelbina High School. He was a member of the Shelbina Christian Church, American Angus Association, American Maine-Anjou Association and the American Quarterhorse Association. He was a livestock and grain farmer his whole life and a seed salesman for Super Crost, DeKalb, Pioneer and Golden Harvest. He enjoyed watching and reading western shows and books, cattle shows, attending ballgames and going to State and County Fairs watching his kids and grandkids show livestock.

JULIUS LARRICK Julius Larrick, age 80, of Shelbina, Mo., passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020, at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia, Mo. He was born July 28, 1940, in Shelby County, Mo., the son of Clive Franklin and Frances Louis (Collins) Larrick. On July 3, 1960, he was united in marriage to Shirley Ann Gaines in Shelbina, Mo. She preceded him in death on April 25, 2015. Julius is survived by three sons, Rick Larrick of Shelbina, Mo., Ron Larrick and wife Kim of Shelbina, Mo., and Tim Larrick and wife Michelle of Shelbina, Mo.; four grandchildren, JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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MAINE-ANJOU AMERICAN MAINE-ANJOU ASSOCIATION STAFF

2020 BOARD OF DIRECTOR LISTING REGION 1 Michael Cramer 2282 State Route 309, Ada, OH 45810 M: (979) 251-1560 mikesaclassic@yahoo.com

REGION 3 Jirl Buck 18478 Cattle Dr., Madill, OK 73446 M: (580) 795-4865 jirl@buckcattle.com

Executive Vice President Blake Nelson Blake@amaapc.com

Andy Jones 1729 Van Gundy Rd., Chapin, IL 62628 M: (815) 228-7820 ajones@mix30.com

Danny Dupree P.O. Box 1192, Clinton, OK 73601 M: (580) 445-7595 ddupree@bar-s.com

Director of Commercial Developement Joshua Cribbs Josh@amaapc.com

Brent Tolle 791 Brashears Points Rd., Taylorsville, Ky. M: (502) 905-7831 Brent.tolle@merial.com

Brian Fox - 1st Vice President 3574 County Road 22, Fort Morgan, CO 80701 M: (970) 313-7224 Brian.m.fox@hotmail.com

Director of Herd Book & Data Services Marcena Fulton marcena@amaapc.com

Eric Walker 14845 Walker Rd., Prairie Grove, AR 72753 M: (479) 601-3567 eric@willowspringscattle.com

Leon Matlock - 2nd Vice President 25118 C.R. 1380, Anadarko, OK 73005 M: (405) 222-7979 lmatlock@wichitaonline.net

REGION 2 Beau Ebersole - Director At-Large 1935 280th Ave., Kellerton, IA 50133 M: (515) 971-8461 ebersolecattleco@yahoo.com

AT-LARGE Mark Beauprez 11780 Mimosa Rd., Byers, CO 80103 M: (303) 822-9260 markb@netecin.net

DJ Folkerts 463 30th Ave., Jasper, MN 56144 M: (507) 348-4919 evfm@frontiernet.net

Wyatt DeJong - Secretary/Treasurer 16600 W. Burmood Rd., Wood River, NE 68883 M: (605) 842-5683 Dejongranch.wyatt@gmail.com

Landon Nagel - President 41209 SD Hwy. 37, Springfield, SD 57062 M: (605) 464-1197 nagelclubcalf@hotmail.com

Jim Opperman 10493 290th St.. Manning, IA 51455-8604 M: (712) 210-6013 Opperman@mmctsu.com

204 MARSHALL RD. P.O. BOX 1100 PLATTE CITY, MO 64079 816-858-9954 Maine-Anjou.org maine@amaapc.com

DNA Coordinator & Media Specialist Paige Jones Paige@amaapc.com Office Assistant & MAPP Donna Grame Donna@amaapc.com Office Assistant Denise Bent Denise@amaapc.com Office Assistant Rhonda Boddicker Rhonda@amaapc.com

Voice Editor/Director of Shows, Communications & Youth Lindsey Broek, Lindsey@amaapc.com

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Cali O’Hara P.O. Box 991, Fort Benton, MT 59442 M: (406) 734-5252 Ohara@3rivers.net


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NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPO BULLS

GRAND CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU BULL MCCF HUFFLEPUFF SIRE: BNWZ DATA BANK 1311C ET DAM: MFW HIG GIRL 80 FEB. 20, 2020 EXHIBITED BY SOPHIA SHOBE, BRANCH, MICH.

RES. CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU BULL BOE FAME SIRE: BOE GARTH DAM: NAGE MISS DOPPLER 50A APRIL 18, 2019 EXHIBITED BY BEAUPREZ LAND & CATTLE, NAGEL CATTLE CO., SCHRAG 605, BYERS, COLO.

GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER BULL DUNK YELLOWSTONE 027H SIRE: PLUM CREEK PARADOX 161B DAM: JACW LACEY 27Y FEB. 26, 2020 EXHIBITED BY DUNK CATTLE CO., & BLIND BADGER RANCH, WAYNE, NEB.

RES. CHAMPION MAINETAINER BULL MSC HANGMAN SIRE: LLL I TOWN DAM: WAG MISS THELMA 517C MARCH 20, 2020 EXHIBITED BY MYERS SHOW CATTLE, TAYLORVILLE, ILL.

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NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPO MAINE-ANJOU Females

GRAND CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE JCC MS FETTY 75G ET SIRE: BNWZ DATA BANK 1311C ET DAM: BBR BOMBSHELL 473B SEPT 9, 2019 EXHIBITED BY BRAYDEN FREEMAN, WINCHESTER, ILL.

RES. CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE WSCC WINNIE 13H ET SIRE: DADDY’S MONEY 55Z APRIL 8, 2020 EXHIBITED BY HUDSON DRAKE, CHILLICOTHE, OHIO

GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE BK GO TIME 9321G ET SIRE: BOE EPIC DAM: BK XCESSIVE 005 APRIL 15, 2019 EXHIBITED BY JACKSON RIPPEON, MOUNT AIRY, MD.

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE JMG MISS SIMPLIFY 911G SIRE: KBSC SIMPLIFY 22C DAM: JMG MISS DADDYS MONEY 736E APRIL 6, 2019 EXHIBITED BY TALEN HAZEL, BERESFORD, S.D.

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MAINE-ANJOU Divisions

RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 1

CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2

RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2

SIRE: BNWZ DATA BANK 1311C ET DAM: JSC SO SWEET 158B MARCH 4, 2020 EXHIBITED BY HANNAH TOPMILLER, PLEASANT PLAIN, OHIO

SIRE: NMR MATERNAL MADE 51H ET DAM: STJR ARIZONA FEB. 23, 2020 EXHIBITED BY HANNAH FRENCH, WAKEMAN, OHIO

SIRE: BOE EPIC DAM: TTTS CICI 22B JAN. 14, 2020 EXHIBITED BY PAYTON FARMER, BROWNSTOWN, IND.

YNOT SO SWEET HOLLY 50H ET

HR ARIZONA MADE 51H

TTTS WILLOW 3H ET

No Photo CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING FEMALE

RES. CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING FEMALE

CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING FEMALE

SIRE: NMR MATERNAL MADE DAM: BPF EVA 517Y MAY 9, 2019 EXHIBITED BY PAYTON FARMER, BROWNSTOWN, IND.

SIRE: BNWZ DATA BANK 1311C ET DAM: GEF MISS DOMINATRIX MAY 2, 2019 EXHIBITED BY ASHLEY MILLER, ARMINGTON, ILL.

SIRE: BNWZ DATA BANK 1311C ET DAM: BK XCEPTIONAL 001 APRIL 2, 2019 EXHIBITED BY KINSEE LETTINGA, WAYLAND, MICH.

RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING FEMALE

CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING FEMALE

SIRE: DADDYS MONEY 55Z DAM: BNWZ CALYPSO 403Z APRIL 12, 2019 EXHIBITED BY BRAYDEN FREEMAN, WINCHESTER, ILL.

SIRE: BNWZ DATA BANK 1311C ET DAM: MCCF RAYA DEC. 20, 2018 EXHIBITED BY MADISEN JOLIFF, KENTON, OHIO

BBR SUGA SUGA 1027G ET

BBR GIANNA 788G ET

BBR GINA 54G ET

BKMT GOOD AS GOLD 916G ET

MCCF FLORA

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NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPO MAINETAINER Females

GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE MINN KATIE 987G ET SIRE: SILVEIRAS STYLE 9303 DAM: JSC KATIE 5S APRIL 10, 2019 EXHIBITED BY JENNA BELT, ORANGE CITY, IOWA

RES. CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE BMW STCC MYA 227G SIRE: DUAL THREAT 305A DAM: KSMC MS MYA 303D FEB. 27, 2019 EXHIBITED BY JULIA FRYE, JOHNSTOWN, COLO.

GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR MAINETAINER FEMALE MINN KATIE 987G ET SIRE: SILVEIRAS STYLE 9303 DAM: JSC KATIE 5S APRIL 10, 2019 EXHIBITED BY JENNA BELT, ORANGE CITY, IOWA

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR MAINETAINER FEMALE TJSC LUCKY LADY 134G ET SIRE: COLBURN PRIMO 5153 DAM: TJSC LUCKY LADY 85D ET MAY 2, 2019 EXHIBITED BY SAMANTHA SCHRAG, MARION, S.D.

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MAINETAINER Divisions

CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 1

RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 1

CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2

SIRE: COLBURN PRIMO DAM: TSSC SUGAR MOMMA 867 MARCH 6, 2020 EXHIBITED BY SARA SULLIVAN, DUNLAP, IOWA

SIRE: NMR MATERNAL MADE DAM: TF MISS VALLEY 13 MARCH 7, 2020 EXHIBITED BY KAYLEE JENNINGS, FELICITY, OHIO

SIRE: PVF BLACKLIST 7077 DAM: FEN MISS BELLS FEB. 12, 2020 EXHIBITED BY OWEN FENNING, COLDWATER, OHIO

S/T MOMMA’S ANGEL 029H ET

HR HOMECOMING QUEEN 01H

BELLA

No Photo RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2

CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF

CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING FEMALE

SIRE: DUEL AINT BLUFFIN 701E DAM: MCCF DELLA JAN. 1, 2020 EXHIBITED BY SOHPHIA SHOBE, BRANCH, MICH.

SIRE: ELE CARSON DAM: ELE CANDICE SEPT. 14, 2019 EXHIBITED BY TATUM WILLMS, GILMAN, ILL.

SIRE: COLBURN PRIMO 5153 DAM: TJSC LUCKY LADY 85D ET MAY 2, 2019 EXHIBITED BY SAMANTHA SCHRAG, MARION, S.D.

MCCF HERMIONE

PREMIER EXHIBITOR

BRAYDEN FREEMAN, WINCESTER, ILL.

ELE GRACIE

TJSC LUCKY LADY 134G ET

No Photo PREMIER BREEDER

SOPHIA SHOBE, BRANCH, MICH.

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MAINE WHAT IS MAINE ANGUS?

The Maine Angus program is an initiative created by the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) to showcase the complementation of Maine-Anjou genetics when crossed with Angus or Red Angus cattle. This program will reveal Maine-Anjou cattle’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 requirement is that both parents must be registered at the AMAA, American Angus Association (AAA) or Red Angus Association of America (RAAA). This will provide confirmed 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 MaineAnjou genetics into the mainstream of the USA beef sector.

PROGRAM STANDARDS

Maine Angus refers to cattle with the following characteristics: • The animal will have between 3/8 Maine-Anjou to 5/8 Maine-Anjou blood and have between 3/8 registered Angus to 5/8 registered Angus and/or registered Red Angus blood. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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• Both parents must be registered at the AMAA, AAA or RAAA to confirm lineage. • 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, NH and CA) and/or known lethal Red Angus genetic defects (Ex. AM, NH, CA and OS) whether determined by pedigree or test. • A registered Maine Angus female must be proven free of PHA and TH, whether identified by pedigree or test.

MAINE ANGUS COLOR STANDARDS

All qualifying individuals will be predominately solid black or red in color. White markings are only allowed on the underline and switch of the tail. Feet and legs must be solid black or red. • NOTE: All Maine Angus animals that do not meet the color requirment, but were registered prior to Jan. 1, 2019, will retain their Maine Angus papers. They will not be able to exhibit/show in the Maine Angus division, but are still eligible to show as MaineTainers. • If an animal is registered Maine Angus, but is found to not meet the color requirements, they will be reverted to a MaineTainer registration.


ANGUS

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MAINE-ANJOU Junior Update

CADE AUSTIN AJMAA AT LARGE DIRECTOR

2020-2021 AJMAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS President - Whitney Walker, Arkansas Vice President - Cassidy Barker, Missouri Secretary/Treasurer - Kaleb Miller, Iowa REGION 1 Whitney Walker, Arkansas Madisen Joliff, Ohio REGION 2 Kaleb Miller, Iowa Dexter Small, Kansas REGION 3 Cameron Luedtke, Texas Chancee Clark, Oklahoma AT-LARGE Madison Loschke, Kansas Emma Preston, Illinois Macie McCollum, Texas Cade Austin, Wisconsin Cassidy Barker, Missouri

Hi everyone, my name is Cade Austin and I am currently one of your American Junior Maine-Anjou Association (AJMAA) At-Large Directors. I live in Milton, Wis., and I am a senior at our local high school. After high school I plan to attend Iowa State University to major in Agriculture Business. Due to the pandemic, the American MaineAnjou Association (AMAA) and American Junior Maine-Anjou Association (AJMAA) will be traveling to Oklahoma City., Okla., for the Cattlemen’s Congress coming up in January of 2021. This year in Oklahoma City we will be drawing the winners for our cash raffle at the show. If you are unfamiliar with our cash raffle, 200 squares are available, ranging from $1-$200 dollars. There is only one square for each dollar amount. We will

select five numbers randomly and they will win a cash prize. Five random highlighted squares will be awarded a random prize as well. Make sure to contact one of the board members before they are all gone! As of now our plans are to hold our next Maine-Anjou Junior National in Chickasha, Okla., June 19-24. We are super excited to have a “normal” junior show once again! We hope to see you all there to have yet another amazing week of fun. I hope everyone has a happy holiday season, stay safe, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!

2020 ROYALTY

QUEEN Mckenna Striegel, Ohio PRINCESS Jaelin Wolfinger, Nebraska Mikell O’Hara, Montana Abree Belcher, Iowa AMAA YOUTH COMMITTEE Jirl Buck, Oklahoma Mark Beauprez, Colorado Cali O’Hara, Montana Andy Jones, Illinois

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MAINE-ANJOU Card Ads & Services ARKANSAS IOWA MINNESOTA

HERMOSA CATTLE COMPANY Don Meyer & Garret Meyer 18092 Dunaway Rd. WC 325 • Fayetteville, AR 72701 hermosacattle.com - (c) 479-530-0497 CATTLE FOR SALE ANYTIME - CALL US!

FULLBLOOD BULLS, FEMALES, SEMEN & EMBRYOS FOR SALE Founding Maine-Anjou again in the showring or in the pasture, bulls and females, reds or blacks.

CALIFORNIA

Kellerton, Iowa

BEAU, SHANEN, ADDIE, JO & WYATT FULLBLOODS, PUREBREDS AND F1 MAINE ANGUS Beau (515) 971-8461 - Shanen (515) 971-8462 - Addie (641) 464-5013

OPPERMAN

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BRED RIGHT FOR YOU

MISSOURI TLM NEXT STEP

Fullbloods, Embryos & Semen

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LOUISIANA

COLORADO

Denison Acres

BEAUPREZ

LAND & CATTLE Mark, Lisa, Nick & Megan Beauprez Mark (303) 378-0718 Nick (303) 880-7827

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Breeders of Quality Registered Maine-Anjou & MaineTainers

Fullblood Maine-Anjou

Chris & Carolyn Sid - 618-946-7973 618-885-5947 Simon - 618-556-7475 - 24343 Joe Knight Rd., Dow, Illinois sarg4@frontiernet.net

For real people, with real pastures

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

MONTANA

Denny and Donna Denison P.O. Box 86 Keatchie, LA 71046 o: (318) 747-1400 c: (318) 453-6093 BREEDING, SHOW CATTLE & SEMEN AVAILABLE

Lakeside Farms The Randalls Cliff Randall 318-386-5358

ILLINOIS

Sarginson Family Cattle Co.

A building block to the future! Proven Performance, Production & Power! TH/PHA Free

Garlen, Jamie & Hunter 318-386-2919

c: 318-719-0560 Private Treaty Sales

128 Rockin LV LN Fort Benton, MT 59442 Mike O’Hara — (406) 734-5434 Heath O’Hara — (406) 734-5443 Hardy O’Hara — (406) 734-5252 www.oharalandandcattle.com


MAINE-ANJOU Card Ads & Services N. DAKOTA SERVICES

Black, Polled, Purebred & Percentage Maine-Anjou

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

OKLAHOMA

STEVE BONHAM AUCTIONEER

Cell | 405.823.2972 Res. | 405.387.3236 Fax | 405.387.2965 1748 South Portland Newcastle, OK 73065 “Your sale is my main concern”

RON KREIS Auctioneer

(740) 683-3235 • RTKREIS93@GMAIL.COM 2005 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer Specializing in purebred and general livestock auctions

TEXAS

BILL SHERIDAN Auctioneer (517) 676-9800 740 S. Cedar St. Mason, MI 48854

www.sheridanauctionservice..com

Worthy of Your Confidence

Mike, Susan, Seth, Shae & Sara

2200 County Road 3818, Athens, Texas Mike (903) 286-4633 • Seth (903) 286-3362

4812 McBreyer Place • Fort Worth, TX 76244-6083 O: (817) 562-8980 C: (815) 762-2641 F: (817) 562-8981

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Maine-Anjou Show & Sale FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 5, 2021

SHOW 10 A.M. • SALE 2 P.M. MST • RAPID CITY, SD Online bidding available

Halley Becking, Florence, SD DeJong Ranch, Kennebec, SD Doyle & Lorie DeJong, Box Elder, SD Dolieslager Show Cattle, Doon, IA Eastview Maines, Jasper, MN Franke Show Cattle, Dover, MN

OFFERING 11 FEMALES & 21 BULLS

Consignors

Hansen Farms, Austin, MN Holt Cattle Company, Mina, SD Mente Cattle Company, Adrian, MN Kody Miller Cattle Company, Bruce, SD Koo’s Kattle Kompany, Audubon, IA O’Hara Land & Cattle, Fort Benton, MT

Tyler Radke, Mitchell, SD Schelske Show Cattle, Virgil, SD Sinkie Ranch, Gann Valley, SD Wells Cattle Company, Norfolk, NE LJ Wells, Norfolk, NE

“Heterosis on the Hi-Line” Bull Sale Online with SC Online Sales - Tuesday March 9th, 2021 • Powerful yearling bulls • High Maine, Maine Angus and MaineTainer bulls Complete information on entire offering available on our website:

www.oharalandandcattle.com Private treaty cattle available year round.

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Iowa

BEEF EXPO MAINE-ANJOU SALE

Banquet, Meeting & Fundraiser

BANQUET: TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 16, 6 P.M. - BULLPEN ALL PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE IJMAA JUNIORS

SALE DATE: WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2021

Offering Maine-Anjou, MaineTainer & Maine Angus Bulls & Females!

SALE CONTACTS:

- Beau Ebersole (515) 971-8461 - Jim Opperman (712) 210-6013 - Dustin Smith (712) 299-6585 - Bryan Whaley (515) 689-4929 JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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PRV GROWTH FUND 9024G • 514753 PB Maine-Anjou • PRV Middle Management

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PRV GOOD MANAGEMENT 9130G • 511696 PB Maine-Anjou • PRV Middle Management

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INDEX/DATELINE Beauprez Land & Cattle Bessler, James Black Hills Stock Show Blind Badger Ranch Bonham, Steve Caffee Ranch Cattle Visions Clark, Dustin & Cleve DeJong Ranch Denison Acres Dickson, Mark Eastview Maines Ebersole Cattle Co. EDJE Technologies Gateway Genetics Griswold Cattle Company Iowa Beef Expo Kreis, Ron Loder Cattle Co. Maine Exchange

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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS

Meyer, Don Nagel Cattle Co. O’Hara Land & Cattle Opperman Maine-Anjou Par 5 Cattle Co. Randall, Cliff Redgate Cattle Co. Rimpel Cattle Co. Sarginson, Chris Secondino, Jami Sheridan, Bill The Maine Exchange Three Fires Cattle Company Trans Ova Genetics Truline Maines Walton, Darby Wendt, Kevin Willow Springs Cattle Co. Wilson, Shawn

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DATELINE Cattlemen’s Congress The Maine Exchange Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale Nagel Cattle Co., Performance Plus Bulls Sale Black Hill Stock Show Maine-Anjou Sale Watertown Winter Farm Show Iowa Beef Expo Maine-Anjou Banquet Iowa Beef Expo Maine-Anjou Sale NEW DATE - Hoosier Beef Congress San Antonio Livestock Show Nebraska Cattleman’s Classic DeJong Ranch Golden Plus Production Sale Gateway Genetics Bull Sale O’Hara Land & Cattle Heterosis on the Hi-Line Bull Sale Illinois Beef Expo Ohio Beef Expo Caffee Ranch Bull Sale The Maine Bull Sale Michigan Beef Expo Online Sale Junior National Ownership & Entry Deadline Junior National Late Entry Deadline National Junior Heifer Show

January 5 - 11, Oklahoma City, Okla. January 9, Oklahoma City, Okla. January 10, Oklahoma City, Okla February 1, Springfield, S.D. February 5, Rapid City, S.D. February 10-13, Watertown, S.D. February 16, Des Moines, Iowa February 17, Des Moines, Iowa February 19-21, Indianapolis, Ind. February 19, San Antonio, Texas February 13-21, Kearney, Neb. March 4th, Kimball, S.D. March 7, Pierce, Neb. March 9, Fort Benton, Mont. March 12-14, Peoria, Ill. March 17-21, Columbus, Ohio March 23, Wessington Springs, S.D. March 24, Strathmore, AB. Can. March 28, Breedersworld.com May 3, Platte City, Mo. May 10, Platte City, Mo. June 19-24, Chickasha, Okla. JANUARY/FEBRUARY 2021

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Selling the Top Cut 2020 Bull Calves

Breeding 250+ Maine-Anjou & MaineTainer Females Shawn, Stacey, Jayse & Kadin (639) 275-7550 Bill & Judi Wilson (403) 560-5265 Locations: Strathmore, AB and Leross, SK - Canada Visit us at www.swcattle.com • email: swcattleco@yahoo.ca Jayse & Kadin - www.wilsonwaterfowl.com

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BNWZ Jose HAA Target − Purebred

Maternal Made BPF Mercedes Benz − 50% Maine-Anjou

Ain’t Bluffin Maternal Made - 50% Maine-Anjou

All Me MINN Live Action - PB Maine-Anjou

May We All Daddy’s Money - 50% Maine-Anjou

BOE Done Deal BOE Garth − PB Maine-Anjou

No Worries GOET I-80 − 3/4 Maine-Anjou

MINN Hybrid Silveiras Style − 3/8 Maine-Anjou

BPF Comfort Zone Mercedes Benz − PB Maine-Anjou

Bourbon Street No Worries − PB Maine-Anjou

Driving 80 GOET I-80 − PB Maine-Anjou

BOE Garth − PB Maine-Anjou

MINN Consider It Done

Dual Threat 305A − 3/4 Maine-Anjou

Silveiras Style − 3/8 Maine Angus

Unleashed Unlimited Power − 3/4 Maine-Anjou

Simplify BSC Simplicity − PB Maine-Anjou

DUEL Icon BOE Epic − 3/4 Maine-Anjou

Peace of Mind No Worries − 1/2 Maine-Anjou

BBR Denver BBBN X - PB Maine-Anjou

Black Power Play I Believe - 50% Maine-Anjou

ML MVP 23E Maternal Made − 5/8 Maine-Anjou

Walsh On The Brink BNWZ Data Bank- − PB Maine-Anjou

Shut Eye No Worries− 3/8 Maine-Anjou

Data Bank BBBN X2 − PB Maine-Anjou

BFJV Margin - Irish Whiskey X Broker MaineTainer & 50% Simmental

TREB Mr. Shameless BOE Garth - 3/4 Maine-Anjou

Cowan’s Kingmaker I-80 - PB Maine-Anjou

Good Magic GOET Driving 80 - 5/8 Maine-Anjou

State of Mind Comfort Zone - 50% Maine-Anjou

EVFM Night Train HAA Wisdom - PB Maine-Anjou

Slider Angus

Colburn Primo Angus

5T Power Chip Angus

Follow Me Angus

Play It Safe Angus

CCMM Full Tilt

BOE Fame

The HOTTEST Sires are here!

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RES. DIV. CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE, 2020 NAILE Congratulations - Medders Family

RES. CHAMPION CHIANINA FEMALE,2020 NAILE Congratulations Whitney Walker RES. CHAMPION AOB FEMALE,2020 NAILE Congratulations Whitney Walker RES. CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE,2020 NAILE Congratulations Hudson Drake

GRAND CHAMPION HEREFORD FEMALE, 2020 NAILE Congratulations - Lauren May

RES. NATIONAL CHAMPION SIMANGUS FEMALE,2020 NAILE Congratulations Whitney Walker

ERIC, LINSAY, MASON, WHITNEY & CATELYN WALKER 14844 WALKER ROAD - PRAIRIE GROVE, ARKANSAS 72753 ONLINE - WWW.WILLOWSPRINGSCATTLE.COM ERIC WALKER - 479-601-3567 CODY GREEN, GENERAL MANAGER - 479-979-5223 PLEASE GIVE CODY OR ERIC A CALL ANYTIME TO DISCUSS YOUR NEEDS!

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RES. NATIONAL CHAMPION SHORTHORN FEMALE, 2020 NAILE Congratulations - Keagan Steck

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