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The 12th Sale of Dominant Black Genetics! 30 Bulls, 20 Cows, 35 Bred Heifers The Cowman’s Kind!

February 4, 2012 • 1:00 p.m. EST Green Oak Farm • New Paris, Ohio

Registered Chiangus, Chimaine, and Angus Backed by A Time-Tested Program!

Angus Bull - Plainview Lut x SAV Predominant

Angus Bull - The Answer x Plainview Lut

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Chiangus Bull OSU Moneymaker x Something Different x Grizz

Angus Bred Heifer Plainview Lut x Bando 1024 bred to Coleman Regis

The cattle are on display every day at the farm. Stop by or call today!

27804 Saxon Road - Galva, IL 61434 Bob: 309.883.1223 - Jim: 309.854.3524

HB Cattle . . . The Program Makes the Difference! Come and see why!

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January 2012 • Volume 39, No. 4

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1708 N. Prairie View Rd. P.O. Box 890, Platte City, MO 64079 (816) 431-2808, Fax (816) 431-5381 E-mail: acjeditor@earthlink.net Web site: www.chicattle.org

Staff

Chief Executive Officer Stan Comer amerchianina@earthlink.net ACJ Production Manager/ Director of Shows & Activities Heather Counts acjeditor@earthlink.net (517) 214-0927 – direct line

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Gettinger Chiangus Breeder Profile by Holly Hiebert

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ACA National Show & Sale Complete Coverage

Registrar Jennifer Roach acaregistrations@earthlink.net

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Most Frequently Used Sires with Percentages

Director of Marketing & Performance Tyler Humphrey acamarketing@earthlink.net Administrative/Membership Services Coordinator Holly Hiebert acamembership@earthlink.net

ACA Board of Directors Minutes

Member

Around the Ring With…The Gehl Sisters

Production by

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Platte City, MO

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Chi Commentary Chi Performance Ladies Auxiliary AJCA Update Ultrasound 101 Baxter Black

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New Junior Members Upcoming Events ACA Bulletin New Adult Members Production Sale Reports Show Reports Advertiser Listing

Winter Time in the Country Photo by BJ Eick – Taken at Bellar Cattle Company, Wisner, Neb.

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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 P.O. Box 890 Platte City, MO 64079

2011 Year Letter "Y" 2010 Year Letter "X"


March 17, 2012

held during the ohio beef expo

Selling approximately 30 show heifer prospects and bulls. For more information or to request a catalog, contact the sale managers.

For more information, visit ohiobeefexpo.com/seedstocksales.htm.

Sale Manager: Tyler Humphrey, Director of Marketing and Performance Programs Phone: 419-230-3450 e-mail: acamarketing@earthlink.net AmericAn chiAninA AssociAtion P.O. Box 890 • Platte City, MO 64079 • 816-431-2808 ron Kreis, Auctioneer Phone: 740-683-3235

elite genetics online sale February 21-22 on Liveauctions.tv

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Chi Commentary

The American Chianina Association Foundation

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our ACA Board of Directors has approved the formation of what I feel is one of the defining an most proactive initiatives to date for the ACA, the “American Chianina Association Foundation.” This 501(c) (3) non-profit, charitable foundation will serve as the formal and structured fund raising arm of the ACA. It’s primary purpose and focus will ultimately be the sustainability of the ACA and perpetuate the growth and services of your association and the Chianina breed. Our vision is to use the foundation to promote Chianina cattle through education, research, additional youth scholarships, youth leadership development and to help fund National Junior Heifer shows and contests. Through one-time donations or planned giving, we all will have the opportunity to help the ACA become a better association offering more services and information to our members and potential members. It will be a catalyst to promote more commercial bull sales and increase the number of registered Chianina seedstock operations. To date, the ACA Ladies Auxiliary has done a great job of fundraising to promote our youth through schol-

ACA Board of Directors Chairman – Rob Sheets

250 U.S. Hwy 52 W • West Lafayette, IN 47906 Home: (765) 583-4565 rsheets462@aol.com At Large • Term expires 2013

Vice Chairman – Dennis Clarahan

by Stan Comer, CEO

arships to graduating high school seniors as well as funding the ACA National Queen’s travel expenses. Through the years ACA breeders have donated to the Ladies Auxiliary fund through various fundraising activities of the Auxiliary and the ACA. The scope of the ACA Foundation will allow the youth scholarship efforts to rise to an even higher level with the help and guidance of the Ladies Auxiliary representative on the Board of Directors of the Foundation. A board of directors will oversee the ACA Foundation. The Chairman will be the ACA CEO. The board will consist of the current ACA Executive Committee and the Chairperson of the ACA Ladies Auxiliary and will serve three-year terms. I invite you to talk to your board of directors or myself with any questions or fundraising ideas you may have. We have two exciting fundraisers planned for 2012 – watch the ACJ and ACA website for further details. 2012 is going to be a great year for the ACA! We are celebrating our 40th Anniversary. Please plan to join us for the celebration at the 2012 National Junior Heifer Show in Lima, Ohio!

19425 280th Ave • Harper, IA 52231 Home: (641) 635-2105 • Cell: (319) 330-6377 dclar@iowatelecom.net Northeast Region • Term expires 2012

Secretary – Ken Culp III

1065 Durham Lane, Nicholasville, KY 40356 Home: (859) 881-9115 • Cell: (859) 227-7506 ken.culp@uky.edu At Large • Term expires 2014

Treasurer – Don Esch

717 N 22nd Rd, • Unadilla, NE 68454 Cell: (303) 709-1595 don@eschcattle.com At-Large • Term expires 2012

John Higgins

9845 Statesville Rd. • Watertown, TN 37184 Home: (615) 273-2656 • Cell: (615) 207-4555 higginjo@realtracs.com At-Large • Term expires 2012

Jordan Holt

13319 378th Ave • Aberdeen, SD 57401 Cell: (605) 380-1209 jordan@midwestag.biz Northwest Region • Term expires 2014

Mark Johnson

4620 Goldfinch Ave. • Maurice, IA 51036 Home: (712) 567-3986 mpjchi@mtcnet.net At-Large • Term expires 2013

Art Pittman

P.O. Box 336 • Micro, NC 27555 Home: (919) 284-5580 • Cell: (919) 291-2345 apittman@eastcoastequip.com At Large • Term expires 2013

Ed Miller

8805 Fm 818 • Big Spring, TX 79740 Home: (432) 398-5348 • Cell: (432) 816-8676 ecmiller26@hotmail.com At Large • Term expires 2012

Bryan Schaefer

Box 28 • Des Lacs, ND 58733 Home: (701) 725-4902 • Cell: (701) 721-8091 bschaefer@srt.com At-Large • Term expires 2014

Val Shields

837 Dahms Rd. • Falmouth, KY 41040 Home: (859) 654-4440 • Cell: (859) 391-0758 vbsfarms@aol.com Southeast Region • Term expires 2014

Brad Stoppel

18361 Reservior Rd. • Russell, KS 67665 Home: (785) 483-2753 • Cell: (785) 483-1294 Southwest Region • Term expires 2013

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by Tyler Humphrey, Director of Marketing & Performance Programs

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n the past few months my articles have talked about developing a marketing plan and the different avenues that breeders have to develop their brand. As you were reading those articles you may have found yourself thinking that my suggestions seemed like something more suitable for a large operation and left you thinking that proper advertising will leave your bank account empty. Well, I have good news. Part 3 of my series gives you a few pointers on incorporating social media as well as advertising on the internet. This form of advertising can be the cheapest yet most powerful of all that we have discussed. Below are some of the more popular social media outlets and how they can best be used. • Facebook – This may be the most widely used form of social media with over 800 million active users! Most of you reading this probably already have a Facebook account and check it at some point throughout the week. Some of the Chianina breeders using Facebook include Talmo Ranch of Georgia and Higgins Farms of Tennessee. These two cattle operations are great examples of breeders who use Facebook to announce show winners, sale dates and other important information. This is a fast, easy and free way to promote your program and reach many potential customers. • Twitter – I would consider Twitter to be the easiest and quickest form of social media of the three but it also has a substantially smaller group of users. Twitter is an online community where you can post updates about anything, the only catch is the updates must be 140 characters or less. Twitter also allows you to upload pictures as well. In my opinion, Twitter is best used when tied with Facebook or other social

media outlets. Twitter works well to tweet sale results or other bits of information. You can even embed Twitter on your website like Livestock Plus has done. Be sure to check that out at www.livestockplusinc. com to see if this is something that would help your website.

Chi Performance

Advertising With A Purpose: Part 3

• Blogger – This one is by far my favorite. For those of you who do not know what a Blog is, I will fill you in. A blog is kind of like a website that you control and can write commentary and add pictures. Blogs can range from very simple to almost as intricate as a traditional website. The best part about Blogger is that it is practically dummy proof. I can even run one! The Chianina Blog can be found at www.hybridadvantage.blogspot.com and is updated regularly. On the ACA Blog, I post upcoming sales, sale results, show results, association news and anything else that I think our readers might like. A lot of times news will post there before it ever hits the ACA website. Hopefully some of these ideas will be of help to your marketing program. When you run an ad, always remember to promote your social media and drive people there for the most up to date news! On another note, Louisville was just a month and a half ago and the quality was top notch! The show was as tough as I have seen and gave a great example of the kind of Chianina cattle you all are raising. The Hybrid Advantage National Sale was packed with standing room only and the sale was great grossing nearly $20,000 more than last year’s sale. There is a detailed sale report a few pages back in this journal. Next up is the National Western and the Fort Worth Stock Show and we hope to see you all there! Happy Holidays!

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ACA Ladies Auxiliary

by Jessica Cheesman, Auxiliary President

Greetings from Indiana!

ACA Ladies Auxiliary Directors

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nother year of great cattle and friends has come and gone as we look forward to 2012. I hope everyone had a safe trip home from Louisville. With the holidays now over with, we can start traveling down the road again! I am glad I was able to make it to Louisville for a couple of days to see everyone. I heard both the junior and open shows were very well represented. I was only able to be in Louisville for a couple of days because I was waiting on our little girl to arrive. Claire Marie arrived on December 5 and we are very excited about our new addition. Thank you to those who donated and bought at the Silent Auction. I would like to thank all the Ladies who attended the luncheon. We had another great turn out this year. Gifts were exchanged and fun was had by all. Any upcoming seniors wanting to apply for the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship, the deadline is May 1, 2012. Please contact Sue Comer for more information at (765) 874-2228 or suecomer@yahoo.com. Thank you to our National Queen, Kelsey Rutt from Minden, Neb. She has done a tremendous job this year promoting our breed. Anyone interested in running for the National Queen, please contact Jill Miller at (706) 693-4133. The deadline for queen contest is May 1, 2012. I wish everyone a successful year in the ring and lets make 2012 the best! ~ Jessica

Recipe Corner Easy Steak Diane

Jessica Cheesman – President 4199 S 900 W • Farmland, IN 47340 (765) 468-7405 At Large Susan Ostrom – Vice President 3091 144th Ave • Dorr, MI 49323

(616) 896-9433 Northeast Region

Deb Geuns – Secretary/Treasurer 4995 Sleight Rd. • Bath, MI 48808 (517) 641-7152 At Large Sue Comer Box 383 • Lynn, IN 47355 (765) 874-2228 Northeast Region Nancy Culp 1065 Durham Ln. • Nicholasville, KY 40356 (859) 881-9115 At Large Shawnda Foster Rt 2, Box 36 • Lockney, TX 79241 (806) 652-2383 Southwest Region

Ingredients: 1 lb beef shoulder petite tender medallions, cut 3/4 inch thick 2 to 3 tsp. lemon pepper 2 tsp. olive oil Chopped fresh parsley 1 Tbsp olive oil 8 ounces mushrooms 2 Tbsp. finely chopped shallots or onion 2 Tbsp. brandy 1/2 c. whipping cream 2 tsp. Worcestershire sauce

Marna Higgins 9845 Statesville Rd. • Watertown, TN 37184 (615) 273-2656 Southeast Region

Instructions: 1. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium head until hot. Add mushrooms and shallots; cook and stir 3 minutes or until tender. Remove from skillet; set aside. Wipe skillet out with paper towels. 2. Press lemon pepper evenly onto beef medallions. Heat 1 teaspoon oil in same skillet over medium heat until hot. Place 1/2 of beef in skillet; cook about 4 to 6 minutes for medium rare (145o) to medium (160o) doneness, turning occasionally. Remove; keep warm. Repeat with remaining 1 teaspoon oil and beef. 3. Add brandy to skillet; cook and stir over medium heat until browned bits attached to skillet are dissolved. Stir in cream and Worcestershire sauce. Add mushroom mixture; cook and stir until sauce is slightly thickened. Add beef; stir and coat with sauce. Sprinkle with parsley, as desired.

Christine Miller 4725 State Hwy 154 • Torrington, WY 82240 (307) 532-4771 Northwest Region

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Recipe from www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Misty Lehnert 330 S Hood Rd. • Lawrenceburg, TN 38464 (931) 766-0504 Southeast Region

Barb Ohlrichs 55943 US Hwy 275 • Norfolk, NE 68701 (402) 371-0695 Northwest Region Rhetta Riley 1607 Avenue G • Abernathy, TX 79311 (806) 298-2591 Southwest Region


Executive Committee: President • Segayle Foster Vice President • Kelsey Rutt Secretary • Kelsey Culp Treasurer • Megan Hunt Public Relations • SyAnn Foster Public Relations • Tyler Mackey

AJCA Directors:

Front Row (L to R): Payton Stoppel, Russell, Kan.; Megan Hunt, New Madison, Ohio; Kelsey Culp, Nicholasville, Ky.; Kelsey Rutt, Minden, Neb.; Segayle Foster, Lockney, Texas. Back Row (L to R): Tyler Mackey, Blum, Texas; SyAnn Foster, Lockney, Texas; Will Coor, Selma, N.C.; Jessica Harsh, Radnor, Ohio; Ty Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa; Quintin Bucher, Marietta, Ill.; Matthew Blankenship, Nolensville, Tenn.

Hello Chi Breeders & Enthusiasts Howdy from Texas!

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s Christmas time has come and gone and with the New Year beginning, I have had time to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas, which is giving. As the years go by, I realize how important it is to give thanks to all the wonderful people who have helped me throughout the years. Especially to the ones who have helped me in the cattle industry. We all know there is a lot of work that goes into it, and we need a lot of help and support to do what we all love to do and that is, showing and raising Chi cattle. With my senior year rapidly coming to an end it is so hard to believe that the Texas junior shows that I grew up going to are all going to be my last this spring. It seems just like yesterday I was showing in my first show when I was seven years old at the West Texas Fair and Rodeo in Abilene, Texas. The feeling of stepping into a show ring is one of my favorite feelings in the world. I will never forget the memories that I have made and the people that I have met. Showing cattle is not just a hobby, it’s my passion and I know it is for so many of you. So juniors, I challenge you to not take the moments at a show and the people who help you become successful for granted. So Give Thanks to the people who have got you where you are today and be grateful that we all get to show the breed that we all love and enjoy it together. I can’t wait to see all of ya'll at junior nationals and good luck to you all on the upcoming shows. Sincerely, SyAnn Foster, At Large Director

Grab your Chi's and Head to the Maine Event 2012 National Junior Heifer Show Lima, Ohio – June 17-22

AJCA Update

AJCA Board & Directors

Matthew Blankenship – Southeast Region 7375 Nolensville Rd Nolensville, TN 37135 (615) 776-2805 • Term expires 2012 Quintin Bucher – At Large 23430 State Rd. 95 Marietta, IL 61459 (309) 255-0752 • Term expires 2012 Will Coor – At Large 1935 Batten Farm Rd. Selma, NC 27576 (919) 284-5630 • Term expires 2012 Kelsey Culp – At Large 1065 Durham Ln. Nicholasville, KY 40356 (859) 576-7460 • Term expires 2013 Segayle Foster – At Large 1231 County Road 57 Lockney, TX 79241 (806) 652-2383 • Term expires 2013 SyAnn Foster – At Large 1231 County Road 57 Lockney, TX 79241 (806) 652-2383 • Term expires 2013 Jessica Harsh – Northeast Region 5075 State Route 203 Radnor, OH 43066 (740) 595-3416 • Term expires 2013 Megan Hunt – At Large 2505 Weavers Ft. Jefferson Rd. New Madison, OH 45346 (937) 548-3050 • Term expires 2012 Tyler Mackey – Southwest Region 352 HCR 1120 Blum, TX 76627 (859) 583-0826 • Term expires 2012 Payton Stoppel –At Large 18425 Shoreline Rd. Russell, KS 67665 (785) 324-9274 • Term expires 2013 Kelsey Rutt – Northwest Region 447 W 16th Minden, NE 68959 (308) 832-1953 • Term expires 2013 Ty Sexton – At Large 1752 Willow Ave. Ainsworth, IA 52201 (319) 657-3928 • Term expires 2012

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New Junior Members

Arkansas

Taylor Hilliard 321 Orchard Rd Nashville, AR 71852

California

Ashley Hofman 21150 S Fredrick Rd Ripon, CA 95366 Bailey Orpurt 115 25 LaGrange Rd Jamestown, CA 95327 Melissa Stroing 14690 Pepper Tree Lane Red Bluff, CA 96080 Amelia M Tower P.O. Box 102 Copperopolis, CA 95228 Will Ward 4577 Co Rd RR Orland, CA 95963

Georgia

Chanzlee Mitchell 556 Storey Lane Jefferson, GA 30549 Jonathan Mobley 1265 N Hwy 133 Moultrie, GA 31768 Brice Redding 1469 Tillman Rd Moultrie, GA 31788

Illinois

Natalie Dearwester 2034 Hwy 24 Camp Point, IL 62320 Addison Herrmann 3759 N Sleepy Hollow Rd Earlville, IL 60518 Cade Hinshaw 23577 N 1750 E Rd Hudson, IL 61748

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Norton Klingele 516 E 2050th St Liberty, IL 62347

Shelby Garcia-Johnson 1255 E Willer Rd Attica, IN 47918

Seth Reffett 2805 S 300 W Legrange, IN 46761

Joshua Lorenz 9131 N 16000 East Rd Grant Park, IL 60940

Austin Gottschalk 4208 E 200 N Largo, IN 46941

Cody Rudy 2952 E 1400 North Summitville, IN 46070

Sawyer Shattuck 19801 Glenwood Rd Coal Valley, IL 61240

Joshlyn Held RR 2 Box 990 Linton, IN 46001

Ryan Schwab 2156 Sunman Rd Batesville, IN 47006

INdiana

Lauren Jernas 0200 E. 400 N. Knox, IN 46534

Dillon Sheiss 8179 N 650 W Larwill, IN 46764

Landon Johnson 304 N Washington Carpenter, IN 50426

Emily Steffy 4172 N. White Oaks Rd. Bruceville, IN 47516

Devyn Kerr 2070 St Rd 252 Cedar Grove, IN 47016

Christian Stoner 5725 E 600 S 57 Churubusco, IN 46723

Thatcher Landrum 1412 W 900 S. Warren, IN 46792

Caleb Streitmatter 4579 East Sr 114 Rensselaer, IN 47978

Kelci Lange 615 N High St Rising Sun, IN 47040

Darren Stultz 226 North Adams St Montpelier, IN 47359

Hope Louderback 10551 E Iroquois Rd Walkerton, IN 46574

Breanna Waugh 4855 W 600 N Columbia City, IN 46725

Megan Miller 2102 Quail Run Alexandria, IN 46001

Alli Woodbury 5959 US Hwy 27 N Winchester, IN 47394

James Mitzner P.O. Box 41 Wanatah, IN 46390

Rachel Wynn 3200 W 5th St. Bedford, IN 47421

Janelle Mitzner P.O. Box 41 Wanatah, IN 46390

Iowa

Tyler Baker 4208 E 200 N Lagro, IN 46941 Kylie Blanding P.O. Box 62 Kentland, IN 47951 Cheyanne Bowman 2270 N Cr 900 E Hagerstown, IN 47346 Zachary Bowman 2270 N 900 E Hagerstown, IN 47346 Corey Brown 9829 S 1000 E Clarks Hill, IN 47930 Casey Buis 8422 S Cr 825 E Cloverdale, IN 46120 Giuseppe Tyler Cavaletto 10612 N 965 West Greenfield, IN 46140 Luke Cronk 1352 N Kennard Rd New Castle, IN 47362 Levi DeHaven 2731 E Cr 900 S Lynn, IN 47355 Madison Funk 4528 E Sr 120 Fremont, IN 46737

Ross Pearson 4910 E 400 S Rochester, IN 46975

Avery Bennett 1109 Ivy Ave Richland, IA 52585 Nick Bernhard 3274 175th St Lawler, IA 52154


Alec Segarra 3215 Y Rd Hill City, KS 67642

Miranda Brooks 11433 Calkins Rd Flushing, MI 48433

Brianna Stockwell 31342 Swisher St Dowagiac, MI 49047

Makenna Buesing 3739 110th St Stockton, IA 52769

Reid Shipman 2713 St. Christopher Circle Manhattan, KS 66502

Wyatt Buzzell 5355 Clendening Rd Gladwin, MI 48624

Mississippi

Jared Fischer 34633 Pinoak Rd Minden, IA 51553

Cody M Theis 34326 169th St Leavenworth, KS 66048

Davis Hill 2068 Lincoln Rd Allegan, MI 49010

Jacob Ihns 1985 Rose Ave Wilton, IA 52778

Kentucky

Katy Kesler 1111 S. Michigan Ave. Hastings, MI 49058

Sara Peters 5275 H Ave Cleghorn, IA 51014 Autumn Schott 14085 G Ave Alden, IA 50006 Kendall Shaw 240 180th Street Ogden, IA 50212 Noah Snedden 97 190th St Grand Junction, IA 50107 Ashley Wicks 2050 130th St Kanawha, IA 50447

Kansas

Wyatt Durst 1118 18th Rd Morrowville, KS 66958 Camden Iwanski 26 Hillcrest Dr Stockton, KS 67669 Kalee Krier 12429 131 Rd Bucklin, KS 67834 Case August Rundel 1814 Cr 10 Levant, KS 67743

Eva L Bogue 124 Rocky Hill Rd Glasgow, KY 42141 Bradley Piles 500 Greer Lane Bardstown, KY 40004 Nicholas Tyler Rice 669 Danahe Road Augusta, KY 41002

Louisiana

Ethan Whitehead 139 Lewis Rd Downsville, LA 71234

Maryland

Skyler Fratz P.O. Box 209 Accident, MD 21520 Kendall Harshman 6630 Spokeshave Ct Frederick, MD 21703 Lonnie Thomas 7249 Monroe Rd Boonsboro, MD 21713

MIchigan

Macie N Ludtke P.O. Box 4 Springport, MI 49284 Marissa Lund 3605 6th St. Wayland, MI 49348 Chris Maye 877 Dunks Rd Sherwood, MI 49084 Amy McKee 19861 Big Stone Lake Hersey, MI 49639 Spencer McKay 11149 S Vassar Holly, MI 48442 Kendra Marie Merriman 5214 Bancroft Lowell, MI 49331 Zachary Orsborn 8855 Guy Rd Nashville, MI 49073

Alissa Boersen 6096 New Holland St Hudsonville, MI 49426

Brady Risinger 4570 W Dewey Rd Owosso, MI 48867

Nick Boersen 6096 New Holland St Hudsonville, MI 49426

Kyle Ruggles 6327 E. Sanilac Rd. Kingston, MI 58741

Cody Maske 6121 Liberty Church Rd Newton, MS 39345

Missouri

Paul Shanks 165 Sassafras Valley Ln Belle, MO 65013 Mikayla Storck 30261 Hwy PP Concordia, MO 64020

New Junior Members

Camiel Blomme 4076 Highway 21 Brooklynn, IA 52211

Montana

Cortney Lee Bromenshenk 4715 Grand Ave Billings, MT 59106 Bentley Joseph Mccullough 3383 Lost Lake Rd Fort Benton, MT 59442 Jonna Rose Mccullough 3383 Lost Lake Rd Fort Benton, MT 59442

Nebraska

Kiera M Bremer 49807 N 230th Ave Fullerton, NE 68638 Haley Ehrke P.O. Box 512 Orleans, NE 68966 Travis Rudolph 531 N 40th Rd Dunbar, NE 68346 Jeht Stateler 85425 561 Ave Hoskins, NE 68740 Chris Varney 78795 Rd 455 Mason City, NE 68855

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New Junior Members

NOrth Dakota

Jade Koski 24951 353rd St. Ne Wing, ND 58494

Ohio

Andrew Armstrong 7020 North River Rd South Charleston, OH 45368 Jessica Bair 6956 Palmer Rd West Salem, OH 44287 Adam Fennig 2520 St Anthony Rd Celina, OH 45822 Ashley Fitzpatrick 3040 Eagle Creek Rd West Union, OH 45693 Haley Frazier 10104 Chillicothe Pike Jackson, OH 45640 Taylor Frazier 10104 Chillicothe Pike Jackson, OH 45640 Austin Harner 7701 Mercer Rd Celina, OH 45822 Wesley Hatfield 8005 New Hope Rd Adamsville, OH 43802 Caden Jones 9656 Clum Rd Harrod, OH 45850 Rachel Kleinhans 11640 W Genzman Rd Oak Harbor, OH 43449 Kennedey Lambert P.O. Box 81 Thurman, OH 45685 Kaylee Lentz 20055 St Rte 613 Fostoria, OH 44830

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Jacob Ludlow 6760 St Rt 245 Degraff, OH 43318

Kori Keylon Rt 1 Box 24 Texhoma, OK 73949

Colton Hudgins 6812 Lovel Cook Road Springfield, TN 37172

Morgan Eileen Mazey 12433 Roundhead Road Weston, OH 43569

Arlan Morse P.O. Box 565 Checotah, OK 74426

Madelyne Koop 4287 Ebenezer Hollow Rd Cornersville, TN 37047

Mallory Peter 07453 Hicksville Edgerton Rd Hicksville, OH 43526

Ginifer Obryan P.O. Box 1958 Muldrow, OK 74948

Texas

Gavin Puckett 6480 E. Welcome Rd. Hillsboro, OH 45133

Hunter Perrier 22191 N 4025 Dr Bartlesville, OK 74006

Cain Schneider 12449 St Rt 774 Bethel, OH 45106

Daniel Wyatt Prentice P.O. Box 115 Coleman, OK 73432

Logan Shell 1415 Carroll Eastern Rd Lancaster, OH 43130

Jeremy Scott Warner 600 SW 26th Place El Reno, OK 73036

Landon Tom 305 Hillview Dr Zanesville, OH 40701

Donovan Webb P.O. Box 184 Burns Flat, OK 73624

Brielle Vernon 7051 Edgemoor Rd Adamsville, OH 43802

Oregon

Bryce Vernon 7051 Edgemoor Rd Adamsville, OH 43802

Oklahoma

Austin Blackburn 36128 E 1440 Sasakwa, OK 74867 Colton Booth 21801 S Hickory Lane Tahlequah, OK 74464 Kayley Eason 366576 E 5500 Road Terlton, OK 74081 Lindsay Jackson 447158 E 90 Rd Miami, OK 74354

Morgan Aragon 11228 Willis Waukegan Rd Conroe, TX 77303 Sage Bennett P.O. Box 152 Vega, TX 79092 Daisy Berry 6203 Fm 1075 Happy, TX 79042 Madison Bitner P.O. Box 372 Lovelady, TX 75851 Ethan Boaze 8910 McCollum Park Rd Beach City, TX 77523

Bailie Stubblefield P.O. Box 103 Terrebonne, OR 97760

Nathan Boaze 8910 McCollum Pk Rd Beach City, TX 77523

Pennsylvania

Dylan Browning 100 Gaston Ct. Breckenridge, TX 76424

Jacob Diamond 275 Jacobs Creek Rd Smithfield, PA 15478

South Dakota

McKenzie Mertens 47873 152nd St Milbank, SD 57252 Tanner Mertens 15197 477th Ave Milbank, SD 57252

Tennessee

Wesley Green 764 Co Rd 50 Athens, TN 37303

Avery Carpenter 8475 Buller Rd Brookshire, TX 77423 Braxton Cass 5985 Cr 1632 Odem, TX 78370 Megan Dunn 3355 Fm 138 Center, TX 75935 Abby Ann Geye P.O. Box 414 Rising Star, TX 76471


Harley Smith 919 N 1st St Crowell, TX 79227

Rylee Howton P.O. Box 1223 Three Rivers, TX 78071

Blayke Powell 1024 US Hwy 59N Carthage, TX 75633

Katelin L Stone 760 West Houston Lovelady, TX 75851

Jessie Joiner 2600 SCR 1050 Stanton, TX 79782

Saxton Ralston P.O. Box 53 Gruver, TX 79040

Gabriella Thompson 17375 Wilson Pasture Rd Bryan, TX 77808

Katie Joiner 2600 SCR 1050 Stanton, TX 79782

Victoria Henry 159 Pr 8519 Van, TX 75790

Ty Vasquez 29355 Vasquez Rd San Benito, TX 78586

Rhett Hadley Kelley 602 South Park Ave Karnes City, TX 78118

Tanner J Meier P.O. Box 296 Darrouzett, TX 79024

Kaci Weeks 447A Round Dr Rd. Huntsville, TX 77320

Tracie J Mendietta 752 S Cr 120 Riviera, TX 78379

Lindsey Brooke Rogers 528 Cypress Rd Hawkins, TX 75765

Shawn Weiss 4505 Salem Rd Brenham, TX 77833

Brian Alex Moreau 3877 Cr 411 Nacogdoches, TX 75961

Keaton Schulte 11801 Fm 50 Brenham, TX 77833

Upcoming Events

Isabelle Owens 171 Cr 4709 Troup, TX 75789

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Wisconsin

New Junior Members

Vanessa Howell 12818 Gladden Dr Houston, TX 77049

Samantha Barnes 13309 Hwy D Darlington, WI 53530 Austin Giles W 16783 Hogback Rd Chetek, WI 54728 Katelyn R Koellen N7845 Zoern Lane Johnson Creek, WI 53038 Anna Waterman 1198 103rd St Amery, WI 54001 Drew Waterman 1198 103rd St Amery, WI 54001

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Grand Champion Chiangus Bull 2011 ACA National Show Sire: OSU Moneymaker 8169 Dam: HB Ms Eileen 54P 1CA Bucher Cattle Company

27804 Saxon Rd. • Galva, IL 61434 Bob: 309.883.1223 • Jim: 309.854.3524

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written by Holly Hiebert

eep in the heart of Rush County Indiana sits a small farm known as Gettinger Chiangus. Danny & Barbara Gettinger started farming in the late 1950s, focusing their efforts on row crops and hog production. In 1978 they purchased 40 head of quarterblood Chianina heifers from Craig Shielder and Paul Clapp, which were then bred to a full blood Chianina bull, and were the foundation for what has now become an operation of 120 head of cows and 1,000 acres of crop ground. Today, the farm is operated by Barbara and her sons, Jeff and his wife Lisa, and Larry and his wife Michele. Jeff’s son, Sam and his wife Sarah, also help part time on the farm. After visits to the ranches of Troy Hullinger, Jerry Adamson, Jim & Bob Horsley and Randy Bellar in the early days, the Gettinger family knew that Chianina cattle had to be their breed of choice.

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“Chi cattle produce cattle that are easy doing and produce beef that can compete with any other breed when taken to the market,” said Jeff. “These cattle can also produce style and soundness when you want to go to the show ring.” The Gettinger’s truly feel that seeing is believing when it comes to getting people to realize the value in Chi cattle. “In order to get customers to utilize Chianina genetics, we have to get them to come and see the cattle. Once they see what these cattle can do, they are always impressed with how good of mothers these cattle are. Our Chi cattle have longevity that will outlast any breed. Some of our oldest cows are 10-15 years old and continue to raise the biggest and best calves,” Jeff said. When it comes to attracting people to the farm, the Gettingers have no trouble hosting a crowd. For the past two years, they have held field days in conjunction with Purina Mills during their sale weekend to bring in more cattle producers from surrounding areas. “In 2010 we introduced the Accuration Feed, while in 2011 we introduced the Accuration Lick Tank to the bred heifers,” “Chi cattle produce Jeff said. “On Satcattle that are easy urday night of sale weekend, Falmouth doing and produce Farm Supply, the beef that can compete local Purina dealer, a Rib eye with any other breed hosts Steak dinner during when taken to the the Purina program. This year we set up market.” judging pens with bred heifers, heifer calves and bulls calves for local judging teams to practice. A special thanks goes out to Dave Newsom and Mike Witte of Purina Mills, and Dave Burkhardt of Falmouth Farm Supply for helping us make things happen.” Each of the past two years, this sale and field day weekend has been quite a success for the Gettinger family and their attendees. “Our September sale has been a private treaty bid off of bred heifers and heifer calves,” Jeff said. “In the 2011 sale we sold 37 bred heifers, 6 heifer calves and 2 bull calves for an average of $2,300. The 2012 sale will be the weekend of September 14th, 15th and 16th, selling approximately 50 bred heifers, 15 heifer calves and we will have about 8 bull calves on display.” After establishing their herd and making a name for themselves, the Gettinger family has truly become one of the most respected names in the business.

At right: Jeff, Barb & Larry Gettinger

“Our customer base has grown throughout the years. We sell a majority of our bred heifers to herds in the Central Indiana area, while this year selling both bred heifers and heifer calves to other states as well,” Jeff said. “Our heifers are usually between 10% and 25% Chi. All our heifers are bred to calving ease Angus and Chiangus bulls so that we ensure easy calving for their first calf.” “The biggest comments we receive from customers is that our cattle are very docile and easing keeping,” Jeff said. “Many people like the fact that our cattle maintain some size and are easy fleshing and take care of the calves on their own.” Gettinger Chiangus has remained with the Chianina influence on their herd throughout the years for many reasons and believe Chianina cattle can do a lot for the beef industry. “The best thing with the Chi Breed is they can be introduced with any other breed and will create cattle that will produce year after year,” Jeff said. “We have started to introduce purebred genetics from other breeds that have produced great cattle when the base genetics are Chi influenced.” “Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally.” This quote by David Frost well explains the path the Gettingers have taken to success. With a true heart for a farming way of life, the Gettinger family has proven their dedication to the Chianina breed by seeing and believing true success comes naturally.

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Bull & Female Sale

Sunday, January 15, 2012 At the 106th National Western Stock Show, Denver, Colorado Selling 40 Lots of the Top 2011 Chi Influence Herd Sires & Show Heifers! HE SELLS!

This will be the most Elite set of Chi influence genetics to be offered anywhere!

SCAR MR LUT 166Y 1CA

MR WHO DA MAN 321Y 1CM 3/21/2011 Sired by ‘Who Da Man’ out of Ms Rockin Ace 36U.

HE SELLS!

2011 ACA Reserve National Champion ChiAngus Bull, North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, KY.

BEF TRADITION 3/15/2011 Sired by ‘Tiger Woods’ out of the Bellar Donor dam, ‘3T’ by Draftsman. HE SELLS!

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Carcass Ultrasound 101

Vol. 27

You Get What You Pay For

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change in marketing strategy by a major American retail outlet has intensified the focus on beef genetic selection. Late this summer, the Choice/Select spread was a few cents. By November, it was nearly 20 cents. Ongoing factors such as the diminishing U.S. cowherd have contributed to the increase, but there is more to the story. This fall retail giant Wal-Mart announced a change in merchandising strategy, emphasizing Choice beef over Select. Wal-Mart sells $260 million of groceries annually from 3,800 stores, and will continue to offer Select cuts, but the Choice offerings highlight a national trend that experts say is likely to continue. “The Choice/Select spread is going to settle in and stay awhile,” says Dr. Larry Corah, vice president of supply development for Certified Angus Beef, “for two reasons. One is consumer preference, and two – everything is relative to supply.” The consumer preference pattern is one Corah sees in CAB sales, despite the economy. “As a premium brand, we were concerned when the recession hit,” he explains. “We knew it could be a tough two to three years, as people became more conservative in their spending.” But that’s not what happened. CAB sales have increased 48.1 percent over the past five years – from 544.6 million pounds per year in 2006 to 807 million in 2011. “People want a quality eating experience. As they eat at home more, they are willing to spend a little more on that piece of beef, and a recent study shows beef from the Premium Choice and Prime grades has a 90 percent probability of providing a quality eating experience.” Corah cites an NCBA-funded study out of Colorado State University headed by Dr. Daryl Tatum, Professor of Animal Science at CSU. “There was interest in re-evaluating the correlation of eating experience to quality grade,” Tatum explains. “Is

marbling predictive of eating experience?” The study used a panel of trained testers that assessed juiciness, tenderness, and buttery-beef flavor on various cuts ranging from Standard to Prime. It reaffirmed the premise that marbling and tenderness are the key components of the taster’s interpretation of quality beef. Also looking at instrument grading’s ability to standardize quality grade and therefore add to the diner’s expectations, the study revealed a steak in the Prime grade has a 98-99 percent likelihood of producing a quality eating experience; 82-88 percent for Premium Choice grade with a moderate amount of marbling. That percentage drops significantly as the quality grade drops to 15 percent for a Standard cut with “Traces” marbling. “Marbling has strong predictive value as beef is sorted into quality of eating experience,” Tatum says of the research results. So Wal-Mart and other retailers have listened to the consumer and the science. The Perfect Storm At the same time retailers stepped up to meet consumer demand for a quality beef-eating experience, “There has been a linear and dramatic decline in quality grade,” says to Corah. According to the

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Carcass Ultrasound 101 (continued) October 29 USDA National Steer and Heifer Grading Report, 58.48 percent of slaughtered animals graded Choice and 3.43 percent graded Prime. That’s down from a peak in Choice grade of 67 percent earlier this year. Not only has the percentage of higher quality grades decreased, but the entire U.S. beef herd is at its lowest level since 1958. The USDA in January put the size of the nation’s cattle herd at 92.6 million head, with the 2010 calf crop at 35.7 million head, the smallest since 1950. Added to the low herd numbers is increased export demand, particularly in the Pacific Rim, an area known for its taste for quality grade beef. The USDA says exports are up 30 percent from last year, and Corah says China, Japan, and other markets are showing even more promise. Making the Grade All this is good news for producers who base their breeding strategies on carcass data. “Fortunately, the trait that most influ-

ences eating quality, in terms of flavor and juiciness, is a heritable trait,” says Corah, “and ultrasound is the best measure of marbling potential.” But, Corah says, there has been a flattening on emphasis on marbling, a trajectory that needs to change to meet demand. “Producers need to decide in their selection process, what traits, besides growth, to focus on,” says Corah. “Given the current demand, that focus needs to be on marbling.” “It can be done,” he adds. “Nationwide, 21-22 percent of beef slaughtered qualifies for CAB. But there are operations in southern Missouri that qualify 85-95 percent. Health and nutrition are part of the picture, of course, but primarily it’s genetic selection.” “A tremendous amount of information has been collected by producers,” continues Corah, as he highlights the value of “stacking” genetics by focusing on both sire and dam genetics to gain more predictability and trait enhancement progress. “We can’t emphasize the use of technology enough.”

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Tatum agrees the lack of supply of quality grade meat is a concern, and that overall, it is genetic improvement that accounts for the progress thus far and the progress to come. “The genetic component is key,” he says, “and ultrasound is a critical factor in that.” “It’s the top two-thirds of Choice and Prime that deliver the quality eating experience people want,” he adds. “And ultrasound is the critical tool to ratcheting up quality.” Producers need not worry about the cost-effectiveness of their decisions. Due to the market changes, the economic incentive is greater than ever. The price premium for Prime CAB over Select can garner upwards of $300 per animal. “Consumer taste is a very important consideration, and beef continues to be a positive eating experience,” says Corah. “The retailers are seeing a distinct trend. Producers need to produce, and are being paid to produce, that quality product. The huge message here is the dramatic increase in the value of high quality beef.”


was not registering my cattle and I was not paying dues or activity fees. In short, I was a “freeloader” at the expense of the other breeders who Stan Comer ran were doing things right. across an article A good friend, Bill Feiges of Clothat I wrote for the verleaf Farms, approached me and journal as a board member during asked, “If he would pay for my memmy first term. He bership to the Chi association, would said he would like I become “involved?” I accepted his to run it again and Mark Johnson proposal and it has been one of the asked that I do a best things that could have happened short preface to that piece. to our cattle operation. We began When approached about the possibility registering cattle and joined our state of running for a board position again, my Chianina association. We showed wife Pam and I had several discussions at several state fairs and consigned about whether I should make the commitment again or not. The demands of my cattle to state sales and Expos. The job had increased, our cowherd has connext logical step was to show at the tinued to grow and our sons were both ACA National. What an awesome in college. Time is always in short supply group of people! Having been in the around our outfit. registered livestock business my Was it wise to serve again? I am so whole life, I’d never seen such enthuhappy to have run and I am now in the siasm for a breed of cattle. It is more second year of my third term on the ACA than enthusiasm, it is a passion. board. Everything I wrote in that article Belonging to this breed has given over five years ago holds more true to new meaning to the phrase “getting me than it did then. Please read this short back what you put into it.” I am a piece and consider the value of becoming more active within our Association and member of our state Chianina board the industry. of directors and help to manage our state sale and state fair show. What a What to write about? What deep great satisfaction to see new exhibithoughts can I share with the readers tors and consignors each year and of our Journal? Do I expound on the know that our breed is still growing. great acceptance of our cattle in the Serving on the national board has cow-calf, feedlot and packing sector? been a highlight for me. Sitting at a Maybe I can brag that nearly every table with some of the great minds major steer show winner has a sire in the industry who put aside all registered in our herd book. Perhaps personal agendas to work for the I should remind producers to be good common good of the breed has truly cattle breeders and make themselves been an honor. aware of the defects floating around Regardless of the situation, this in the collective gene pool. All are board has stuck to the task and always important topics and all worthy of dis- come out with the best solutions for cussion. Instead, I’d like to share my the breed and the breeders. feelings on the importance of being In closing, I want to encourage personally involved with the associaeach of you to do as I have and “GET tions that help to promote our breed INVOLVED.” When a board position and business. becomes available in your region, About 20 years ago, I was using please consider running. You absoChianina genetics, selling the cattle lutely won’t regret it. The rewards are well and taking advantage of our great. If not on a national level, conassociation and breeders promotional sider serving your state association or efforts. I was not a member of our your county cattlemen’s group. What national or state Chi associations. I better way to tell our story to a captive

audience. The contacts you make will be great for your business. Continue to register your cattle and advertise in the journal. And remember, “You only get out of it what you put into it!” Sincerely, Mark Johnson, At Large Director

Glen Klippenstein Named 2012 LPC Hall of Fame Award Winner

ACA Bulletin

Words From Your Board Member:

On Oct. 28, the Livestock Publications Council named Glen Klippenstein of Maysville, Mo., the 2012 LPC Hall of Fame award winner. Klippenstein, representative of District 5 in the Missouri House of Representatives, serves on the Missouri House Agriculture committee. He served as chief executive officer of the American Chianina Association from 2000 to 2009, and has been involved in the beef industry all of his life. In 2010, he was awarded the Beef Improvement Federation Pioneer Award. Once graduated from Penn State University, Klippenstein moved to Missouri and started his involvement in the Polled Hereford business, traveling worldwide to promote the breed. He also served as chairman for both the National Beef Promotion and Research Board and the American Polled Hereford Association. Darla Eggers, BIF conference planning committee member, said, “He has traveled more, spoken more, visited more beef herds, judged more shows, motivated more youth and promoted the beef industry both domestically and globally more than anyone can imagine.” Klippenstein has been extremely passionate about the beef industry his entire life and while accepting the hall of fame award he said, “In the beef industry, passion, joy, love, dedication, positive, persistence, that’s something we all believe in.”

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Chianina Juniors Take Top Honors at 2011 NAILE Judging Contests

Chianina junior represented the association well at the judging contests during the 2011 North American International Livestock Exposition. In the 106th National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest, Kyle Dice, Avilla, Ind., placed 6th overall and represented Iowa State University; Cashley Ahlberg, Longmont, Colo., placed 10th overall and represented the University of Nebraska; and Emily Griffiths, Kendallville, Ind., placed 12th overall and represented Western Illinois University. Dice and the Iowa State University team also placed 4th overall. Ryan Smoes, Hamilton, Mich., was a part of the 2nd highest overall team, Texas A&M University. In the 38th Junior Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest, Taylor Graham, Crossville, Tenn., placed 14th overall. His team from Butler Community College was 2nd overall and also the first place beef team. Jon Heaton, Toulon, Ill., was a member of the 3rd overall team, Black Hawk East. In the National 4-H Livestock Judging Contest, Blythe Graham, Crossville, Tenn., was the 2nd high individual in the contest. Bailey McClelland, Bowen, Ill., was the 10th high individual and her team from Illinois was the top placing team overall. Congratulations to these juniors on a job well done.

First Place Team, Beef – Butler Community College (Left to Right, back row): Dr. Larry Wilson, Contest Superintendent; Coach Chris Mullinix, Butler Community College; Stan Comer, ACA, Awards Sponsor; Tom Stoutenborough, Assistant Contest Superintendent. (Left to right, front row): Taylor Graham, Jared Wynn, Emily Jackson, Parker Henley & Maverick Squires.

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Bovance Announces Second Year of Scholarship Contest

Bovance is happy to announce the second year of their youth scholarship program, which was won by Brent Sexton from Iowa in 2011. This $1000 scholarship is open to high school seniors and college students in their first or second year of undergraduate study in an agriculture related field. Students must write an essay between 750 and 1,000 words based on one of the following questions: 1. How could genetic preservation and cloning help feed the world in the years to come? 2. If you have a particular cow or bull that has contributed greatly to your herd, or the breed, explain why would you clone her/him. 3. How could cloning be used as part of comprehensive reproductive toolbox of ART (Assisted Reproductive Technology) services in a purebred or commercial operation? 4. How would you explain the benefits and safety of cloning to a consumer/friend who is questioning the value of the technology? Entries must be received no later than March 1, 2012, with the winner being announced by April 15, 2012. The runner up will receive a free Express Tissue Bank on the animal of their choice (Value $300) and honorable mention entries will receive a certificate for $100 off a Genetic Preservation or Express Tissue Bank on the animal of their choice. All entry essays may be used in Bovance promotional materials in the future. For a submission form, please contact Diane Broek at 1-800-999-3586 or Melain Cox at 1-877-4-BOVANCE (1-877-426-8262).

Sullivan Supply $20,000 Youth Scholarship Program Sullivan Supply is once again offering their scholarship program. We will be offering $20,000 in schol-

arships. 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, 2012. The application deadline is March 1, 2012. The scholarships will be awarded to individuals who display a great passion for the livestock show industry and/or raising livestock. The application will be available January 1, 2012. Go to www.sullivansupply.com to download application and for further details. 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.

New Addition

Ryan & Jessica Cheesman would like to announce the arrival of their daughter, Claire Marie Cheesman. Claire was born on December 5, 2011 at 11:38 p.m. She weighed 9 lbs and Claire Marie Cheesman was 21 inches long. She is the granddaughter of Terry & Sue Comer, Lynn, Ind.

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HBSC ANNABELLE 678X 1CA Grand Champion Female, 2011 National ChiAngus Show for Emma Schaunaman, Ford Farms, and Holt Brothers sire: Plainview Lutton E102 dam: RDD Miss Ace 1P 2CA

SCAR MR LUT 166Y 1CA Reserve Grand Champion Bull, 2011 National ChiAngus Show for Styles ChiAngus & Holt Bros. sire: Plainview Lutton E102 dam: RDD Ms Tracer K166 2CA

Thank you to all the buyers, bidders, support and sale help to make the 1st Annual Black Velvet Sale a huge success. We look forward to working with everyone and are excited about the upcoming show season. These young prospects look even better than last years! Wiggles X Lut

A Big Thank You to Powers Cattle for purchasing half interest in Wiggles in Louisville. We are excited about our new adventure with you and look forward to the partnership.

Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion, 2011 National ChiAngus Show for Leah Becker.

Division Champion Female, 2011 National ChiAngus Show for the Sexton Family.

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New Adult Members

California

Scott Tali P.O. Box 21497 San Jose, CA 95151 Toby Wheeler Wheeler Cattle Co 1125 Penman Springs Rd Paso Robles, CA 93446

Illinois

Ashley Egan 110 E 4th St Mineral, IL 61344 Kyle Wagner 1105 Lawrence Dr. Canton, IL 61520

INdiana

Dave Gress 631 S 350 W Princeton, IN 47670 Nathan & Ashley Hoeing & Family 6326 East State Rd 244 Rushville, IN 46173 Bret Howe 10525 E 550 S Hudson, IN 46747

Iowa

Kevin Braun Braun Show Cattle 1649 430th St Northwood, IA 50459 Travis Curtin 1310 Gegenheimer Rd NW Oxford, IA 52322 Rick Gerot 2075 Underwood Ave Ainsworth, IA 52201 Doug & Julie Herum & Family Jackson Farms 2160 395th Ave Estherville, IA 51334 John McMurtry 4486 120th St Estherville, IA 51334 Mark Noonan 2250 Quincy Rd NE Solomon, IA 52333

Scott Moye 790 Hwy 62 West Mt Vernon, IN 47620

Jason Partridge Partridge Cattle Co 2922 Hwy 6 Trail South Amana, IA 52334

Jonathan Pettigrew Pettigrew Farms 7206 E Dela Blame Rd Columbia City, IN 46725

Russ Salton Salton Cattle Co. 3435 420th St. Ruthven, IA 51358

Jeff Riecke Family 3521 S 875 E Avilla, IN 46710

Maryland

Phil Shafer Destination Cattle 297 N 600 W Andrews, IN 46702

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Jon M Starr II 5907 Seabrook Lane Indianapolis, IN 46237

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Thomas & Sons Farms 7249 Monroe Rd Boonsboro, MD 21713

Massachusetts Ben Generazio Generazio Farms 9 Hill St Medway, MA 2053

Minnesota

North Carolina

Timothy Holm Holms Show Cattle 561 11th St Chandler, MN 56122

Ohio

Matthew Aggen Oak Meadow Farms 27133 146th St Harmony, MN 55939

Dave Mente 10384 270th St Adrian, MN 56110 Mark Pesek Pesek Cattle Farm 1943 290th St N Taunton, MN 56291

Nebraska

Jared Harrell Snow Hill Farms 384 Woodland Church Rd Herford, NC 27944 Kristen Bair Pineridge Farm 6956 Palmer Rd West Salem, OH 44287 Melanie Hamlett 741 Bellus Rd Hinckley, OH 44233 Douglas Hauke Hauke Show Cattle 899 Mowrystown-Sardinia Sardinia, OH 45171

Jeremy Janssen 31713 325th Ave Platte Center, NE 68653

Dane Jeffers 17949 County Road 240 Mt Victory, OH 43340

Heather & Jason Klausen High Five Cattle Co. 86511 574 Ave Laurel, NE 68745

Gary or Jeremy Kalb Meg-Jer Farms 1510 Township Hwy 136 Sycamore, OH 44882

Todd A. Lay Lay Farms Inc. 9245 S. Showboat Blvd Glenvil, NE 68941

Kyle Kisling Diven Springs Farm 8110 Careytown Rd Hillsboro, OH 45133

Tanner Russman Crazy Rockin T 915 W Rd Pender, NE 68047

Rocky & Barb Menzie 7784 Salt Rd Cambridge, OH 43725

Russ Ruth Ruth Simmentals 3131 C Rd Rising City, NE 68658

North Dakota

Scott Bailey Bailey Show Cattle 424 W Hwy 2 Towner, ND 58788 Paul White P.O. Box 82 Gwinner, ND 58040

Josiah Pirogowicz 2166 Swartz Rd Suffield, OH 44260 Kyle Porter 10580 Zane Trace Rd Norwich, OH 43767 Rick Vest RVC Farm 2150 Tarbox Cementary Rd Cedarville, OH 45314


Oklahoma

William Jackson Oklahoma Bovine Genetics 447158 E 90 Rd Miami, OK 74354 Kenneth Wilson 107061 N 3780 Rd Okemah, OK 74859 Colton Wynne 310 SW 27th Pl Newcastle, OK 73065

Pennsylvania

Nick Barney 2211 Rt 136 Eighty Four, PA 15330

South Dakota

Dean or Grant Gosch Gosch Farms 13150 297th Ave Selby, SD 57472 Jason Krick Krick Cattle Co. 34333 198th St Highmore, SD 57345 Brandon Synhorst 24720 420th Ave Fulton, SD 57340

Brad Johnson Johnson Family Cattle Co 215 Motor St Clintonville, WI 54929

Corky & Carolyn Redden 306 Lake Rd Throckmorton, TX 76483

John Malchine 22222 Lanson Rd Union Grove, WI 53182

Dan Young Young Livestock 1701 Fm 369 Burkeburnette, TX 46354

Everett Papke 58020 Hillview Rd Eau Claire, WI 54701

Casey Zboril P.O. Box 207 Throckmorton, TX 76483

Texas

Jake Franke 2901 Agee Ct Bryan, TX 77808

Justin Thom Rosewood Show Cattle N3657 Cty Rd D Jefferson, WI 53549

Wisconsin

Tracy Claude W 12119 St Hwy 29 Prescott, WI 54021

Doug Kuykendall Star K Cattle Company 6210 Curtis Ct. Midlothian, TX 76065

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18th Annual Production Sale • March 31, 2012 Farmers Livestock Market • Bismarck, N.D. Offering approximately 70 bulls and a select group of bred females and fancy heifer calves! You won’t want to miss this exciting offering! Progeny for sale by Momentum, Advantage, Linebacker, RDD Ace 1268R 2CA & JSC Marathon 559P. Be sure to look us up at the National Western Stock Show in Denver!

JSC Momentum 74T PCA

JSC Advantage 257T 2CA

ACJ Update:

Reserve National Champion Chiangus Bull – 2008 ACA National Show – now deceased

YR Linebacker 4W 1CA

Bryan, John & Jerry P.O. Box 28 • Des Lacs, ND 58733 www.schaeferchiangus.com

The American Chianina Association is celebrating it’s 40th Anniversary in 2012 with special events planned throughout the year. Stay tuned for more details and make plans to attend the big celebration at the 2012 NJHS in Lima, Ohio.

The following name was inadvertently left off of the fullblood breeder listing in the 2011 Herd Reference Issue. We apologize for any inconvenience. Haig F Brochu Sugar Mountain Maple Farms 1133 North Palermo Rd. Freedom, ME 04941 (207) 993-6070

Bryan: (701) 721-8091 • bschaefer@srt.com John: (701) 720-7220 • Jerry: (701) 720-2061 schaeferchiangus@srt.com

WANTED

The ACA is looking for photos to use in promotional material. We need photos of females, bulls, cow/calf pairs, herds in the pasture, feedlot cattle, etc. If you think you have a photo that is usable, please email it to Heather at acjeditor@earthlink.net. Please make sure the photos are high resolution and at least a 4x6 size photo. If you have questions, give Heather at call at 517.214.0927.

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Guess what all these calves have in common? Res. Early Jr Bull Calf Champion – ACA National Show Best 6 Head – ACA National Show

Champion Pen of 3 Feeder Heifers – 2011 NAILE

Champion Junior Get of Sire – 2011 ACA National Show

Champion Senior Get of Sire – 2011 ACA National Show

Champion Individual Feeder Heifer – 2011 NAILE

We also raised the Champion Pen of 3 Feeder Heifers at the 2010 NAILE 5th Overall Market Animal & Champion Chi Steer – 2011 Hoosier Beef Congress Sold in our Labor Day Sale to the Wilcox family.

They were all raised by US!

Jeff Miller Show Cattle

We’re not just raising one good one – We’re raising a bunch of good ones!!

6863 S. 200 E • Cutler, IN 46920 765.268.2409 or 765.414.4547 www.jeffmillershowcattle.com

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The 2011 ACA National Show & Sale. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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he 2011 ACA National Show & Sale was a remarkable event for the Chianina Association. Exhibitors brought an outstanding display of cattle for both the junior and open shows. Judges for both shows commented on the excellent quality of the cattle exhibited and that choosing champions was a very tough decision. The events kicked off Sunday with a powerful junior show. In the Chianina show, Grand Champion honors went to Kennedy Core of Pleasantville,Iowa, and Noah Snedden of Grand Junction, Iowa, took home the Reserve banner. In the Chiangus division, SyAnn Foster, Lockney, Texas walked away with the champion banner and Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn., claimed the Reserve honor. The Hybrid Advantage National Sale on Monday night had a standing room only crowd and it was a great place for Chi breeders to socialize and have a great time while promoting our great breed. The ACA National Show started off with the bull shows, where Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind., repeated their 2010 performance and took home Grand Champion Chianina Bull honors. The Reserve Grand Champion Chianina Bull was exhibited by Katy Satree of Montague, Texas. In the

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Chiangus Bull show, it was a repeat performance from last year for Horsley Brothers, Galva, Ill., as they took home the Grand Champion Chiangus Bull accolades in partnership with Bucher Cattle Company, Marietta, Ill. The Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Bull was exhibited by Styles Chiangus Ranch, Brentford, S.D. & Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, S.D. During the bull shows, we honored two men who have done a tremendous amount of good for the association, Everett Tom & Lester Ward. It was great to have both of them on hand to receive their awards. The female shows wrapped up the day. In the Chianina female show, Kennedy Core once again took top honors and walked away with the Grand Champion Chianina Female banner. Jacob Ihns, Wilton, Iowa, exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion Chianina Female. In the Chiangus show, Grand Champion Chiangus Female honors went to Emma Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D., and SyAnn Foster once again placed in the purple and took home Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Female honors. Congratulations to all the exhibitors at the 2011 ACA National Show!


The 2011 ACA National Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judge: Craig Talkington, Hays, Kan.

Chianina Champions

Grand Champion Chianina Bull WCC Smoked Up 384X 1CM

Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Mallory Holder, Bay Springs, Miss. Bred by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. Sire: KF Precision 361 (AN) • Dam: WCC Struttin 192P 1CM

Reserve Grand Champion Chianina Bull DAJS The Silver Bullet 546 1CM

Exhibited by Katy Satree, Montague, Texas Bred by Katy Satree, Montague, Texas Sire: Milkman 1CM • Dam: DAJS Miss Troy 546

Grand Champion Chianina Female MTMC Morgan 1CM

Exhibited by Kennedy Core, Pleasantville, Iowa Bred by Michael Matthews, Terril, Iowa Sire: WNT Carnac 88P 1CM • Dam: MTMC SM x AN 002

Reserve Grand Champion Chianina Female KBSC Whos Money 3X 1CM

Exhibited by Jacob Ihns, Wilton, Iowa Bred by K&A Farm, Blakesburg, Iowa Sire: Monopoly 1CM • Dam: BKA Angus 220

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The 2011 ACA National Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Judge: Craig Talkington, Hays, Kan.

Chiangus Champions

Grand Champion Chiangus Bull HB Moneymaker 01X 1CA

Exhibited by Bucher Cattle Company, Marietta, Ill. & Horsley Bros., Galva, Ill. Bred by Horsley Bros., Galva, Ill. Sire: OSU Moneymaker 8169 (AN) • Dam: HB MS Eileen 54P 1CA

Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Bull SCAR Mr Lut 166Y 1CA

Exhibited by Styles Chiangus Ranch, Brentford, S.D. & Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, S.D. Bred by Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, S.D. Sire: Plainview Lutton E102 (AN) Dam: RDD Ms Tracer K166 2CA

Grand Champion Chiangus Female HBSC Annabelle 678X 1CA

Exhibited by Emma Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D. Bred by Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, S.D. Sire: Plainview Lutton E102 (AN) • Dam: RDD Miss Ace 1P 2CA

Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Female BMS Xcellance 2CA

Exhibited by SyAnn Foster, Lockney, Texas Bred by Payton Stoppel, Russell, Kan. Sire: FBF Turning Point 514T 1CA Dam: FBF Sally 115S 2CA

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Chianina Bull Division Champions. . . . . . . . . . .

Late Junior Bull Calf Champion DRFF Tribute 2CM Exhibited by Rhoades Cattle Company, Avilla, Ind. Sire: Texas Hold Em 1CM

Senior Bull Calf Champion WCC Smoke On The Water 408X 2CM Exhibited Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind. Sire: WCC Gunmoke 365T 1CM

Reserve Junior Yearling Champion LBG Max 1CM Exhibited by Swafford Chaingus, Pikeville, Tenn. Sire: Simmental

Reserve Late Junior Bull Calf Champion DAJS Red Alert 230 1CM Exhibited by Katy Satree, Montague, Texas Sire: The Headliner 1CM

Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion PLPM Sweet Lov 2CM Exhibited by Patrick McCord, Alexandria, Ky. Sire: HRF Hairy 1CM

Senior Yearling Champion WGM Jeff I Exhibited by James Johnson, Polk City, Iowa Sire: BOBJ Faul Guy I

Early Junior Bull Calf Champion Man On A Mission 1CM Exhibited by Brad Winegardner, Lima, Ohio & Dunk Cattle Co., Wayne, Neb. Sire: ASHW Who Da Man

Summer Yearling Champion WCC Smoked Up 384X 1CM Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind. Sire: KF Precision 361 (AN)

Champion Junior Get of Sire Exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind. Sire: Immortal 23 1CM

Reserve Early Junior Bull Calf Champion LMJ Smooth Operator 24 2CM Exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind. Sire: Immortal 23 1CM

Junior Yearling Champion DAJS The Silver Bullet 546 1CM Exhibited by Katy Satree, Montague, Texas Sire: Milkman 1CM

Champion Senior Get of Sire Exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind. Sire: Immortal 23 1CM

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Chianina Female Division Champions. . . . . . . .

Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion JSUL Black Beauty 1997 1CM Exhibited by Savannah Levisay, Creston, Calif. Sire: ASHW Who Da Man

Reserve Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion Miss Sweet 16 ET 1CM Exhibited by Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind. Sire: Monopoly 1CM

Senior Heifer Calf Champion WCC Struttin 406X 1CM Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind. & Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind. Sire: Doctor Who 1CM

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion WCC Smoke N Girl 400X 1CM Exhibited by Rachel Wynn, Bedford, Ind. Sire: WCC Gunsmoke 365T 1CM

Reserve Junior Yearling Champion KBSC Whos Money 3X 1CM Exhibited by Jacob Ihns, Wilton, Iowa Sire: Monopoly 1CM

Senior Yearling Champion WCC Struttin 395W 1CM Exhibited by Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind. Sire: CJ Prestige 25T (AN)

Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion HENN Molly 2CM Exhibited by Ashtin Guyer, Robinson, Ill. Sire: Monopoly 1CM

Summer Yearling Champion MCCO Heavens Scent 51X 1CM Exhibited by Mason Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark. Sire: MCCO N Charge 1CM

Reserve Senior Yearling Champion Patricks Tyra Two 1CM Exhibited by Patrick McCord, Alexandria, Ky. Sire: HRF Hairy 1CM

Reserve Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion MRH Minaj 2CM Exhibited by Megan Hunt, New Madison, Ohio Sire: Monopoly 1CM

Junior Yearling Champion MTMC Morgan 1CM Exhibited by Kennedy Core, Pleasantville, Iowa Sire: WNT Carnac 88P 1CM

Best 6 Head Exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.

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Chiangus Bull Division Champions. . . . . . . . . . .

Late Junior Bull Calf Champion Four Roses Equity 1CA Exhibited by Four Roses Cattle LLC, Logansport, Ind. Sire: SAV Net Worth 4200 (AN)

Reserve Senior Bull Calf Champion VBS Nectors Boy E4NX PCA Exhibited by VBS Farms, Falmouth, Ky. Sire: VBS Mr New Deal E4Y 2CA

Reserve Senior Yearling Champion VBS Star Tracker 415W PCA Exhibited by VBS Farms, Falmouth, Ky. Sire: WRL Tracken Norman PCA

2011 Premier Breeder & Exhibitor Early Junior Bull Calf Champion SCAR Mr Lut 166Y 1CA Exhibited by Styles Chiangus Ranch, Brentford, S.D. & Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, S.D. Sire: Plainview Lutton E102 (AN)

Junior Yearling Champion HB Moneymaker 01X 1CA Exhibited by Bucher Cattle Co., Marietta, Ill. & Horsley Bros., Galva, Ill. Sire: OSU Moneymaker 8169 (AN)

Reserve Early Junior Bull Calf Champion GOP You're A Big Star PCA Exhibited by Laurel Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Sire: TR Real Big Time 2CA

Reserve Junior Yearling Champion WCC Exact Science 350X 1CA Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind. & WCC Exact Science Laboratory Sire: WCC Exact T53 (AN)

Senior Bull Calf Champion WCC Tephlon Don 411X 1CA Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind. & Soapstone Farms, Olney, Ill. Sire: Four Roses Destination 15T 2CA

Senior Yearling Champion TR Wake Up PCA Exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga. Sire: TR Trail Blazer 2CA

Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Indiana

For the third year in a row, Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind., swept the premier contest, claiming both Premier Exhibitor and Premier Breeder honors at the 2011 ACA National Show. Congratulations to Bill, Priscilla, Chad and the entire Wilson Cattle Company crew! Great Job!

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Chiangus Female Division Champions. . . . . . . .

Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion HBSC Miss Class Act 203Y 1CA Exhibited by Leah Becker, Carrington, N.D. Sire: Plainview Lutton E102 (AN)

Senior Heifer Calf Champion BMS Xcellance 2CA Exhibited by SyAnn Foster, Lockney, Texas Sire: FBF Turning Point 514T 1CA

Junior Yearling Champion HBSC Annabelle 678X 1CA Exhibited by Emma Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D. Sire: Plainview Lutton E102 (AN)

No Photo Available

Reserve Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion RSRS Priscilla 417Y 1CA Exhibited by Hannah Esch, Unadilla, Neb. Sire: EXAR Tryon 71204 (AN)

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion BPF Ard Ridge Barbara PCA Exhibited by Abigail Collins, Germantown, Ohio Sire: Ard Ridge New Balance 2CA

Reserve Junior Yearling Champion Ard Ridge Dorothy 42X 2CA Exhibited by PD Miller, Torrington, Wyo. Sire: BLFM Entourage 1CA

Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion TR/TKM Y Not PCA Exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio Sire: TR Trail Blazer 2CA

Summer Yearling Champion HBSC Wiggle With A Vue 704X 1CA Exhibited by Keiffer Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa Sire: Plainview Lutton E102 (AN)

Senior Yearling Champion HIGG Wild Heart 93W 2CA Exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn. Sire: RDD Aces High 6N 1CA

No Photo Available

Reserve Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion HIGG You Hear Me 2CA Exhibited by Higgins Farm, Watertown, Tenn. Sire: HIGG Remedy 732T 2CA

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Reserve Summer Yearling Champion CARD Rita 733X 1CA Exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. Sire: HXC Hammer 46P 2CA

Reserve Senior Yearling Champion WCC Miss Rattle 388W 1CA Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind. & Schrick Land & Cattle Ltd., Weatherford, Texas Sire: CJ Prestige 25T (AN)


Open Show Class Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chianina Bull Show

Class 1 1) DRFF Tribute 2CM, exhibited by Rhoades Cattle Co., Avilla, Ind.; 2) DAJS Red Alert 230 1CM, exhibited by Katy Satree, Montague, Texas; 3) MWFC The Fighter 72X 1CM, exhibited by Rachel Jeffers, Mt. Victory, Ohio; 4) MSFC Flash Gordon 123Y 1CM, exhibited by Marion Smith & Family, Lynn, Ind; 5) EAF Hot Mess 2Y 1CM, exhibited by Eric & Adele Flynn, Wellington, Ohio Class 4 1) LMJ Smooth Operator 24 2CM, exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.; 2) WCC Hollow Tip 409Y 2CM, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Co., Cloverdale, Ind., Schrick Land & Cattle, Weatherford, Texas, and Gold Buckle Cattle Services, West Salem, Ill.; 3) Smokehouse 2CM, exhibited by Thomas & Sons Farms, Boonsboro, Md.; 4) KBV GCC 2W Doc 6Y 1CF, exhibited by Kailey Vinyard, Danville, Ky. Class 5 1) Man On A Mission 1CM, exhibited by Brad Winegardner, Lima, Ohio and Dunk Cattle Co., Wayne, Neb.; 2) Mr Right Bound 1CM, exhibited by Quintin Bucher, Marietta, Ill. Class 8 1) WCC Smoke On The Water 408X 2CM, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind.; 2) PLPM Sweet Lov 2CM, exhibited by Patrick McCord, Alexandria, Ky. Class 11 1) WCC Smoked Up 384X 1CM, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Mallory Holder, Bay Springs, Miss. Class 14 1) H&S Xtra Hot, exhibited by Morgan Love, Baltimore, Ohio Class 15 1) DAJS The Silver Bullet 546 1CM, exhibited by Katy Satree, Montague, Texas Class 16 1) LBG Max 1CM, exhibited by John & Eric Swafford, Pikeville, Tenn. Class 19 1) WGM Jeff I, exhibited by James Johnson, Polk City, Iowa

Chianina Female Show

Class 24 1) LMJ Miss Marlie 246 1CM, exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.; 2) LMJ Miss Joanna 504 1CM, exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.; 3) PDM Abbie

197Y 2CM, exhibited by Paul D. Miller III, Torrington, Wyo.; 4) SRR Miss Texhoma 839Y 1CM, exhibited by Snake Run Cattle Co., Fort Branch, Ind.; 5) DAJS Diana 718 1CM, exhibited by Katy Satree, Montague, Texas; 6) SJMN Sheena 1CM, exhibited by Shelby Manning, Union City, Ohio; 7) GOP KAC Hannah Rose 130Y 1CM, exhibited by Kelsey Culp, Nicholasville, Ky.; 8) WCC Forever Lady Smoke 433Y 1CM, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. Class 25 1) Miss Sweet 16 ET 1CM, exhibited by Becca Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.; 2) PDM Jada 198Y 2CM, exhibited by Paige Miller, Torrington, Wyo.; 3) SRR Cricket 36Y 2CM, exhibited by Austin Rogers, Patoka, Ind.; 4) HAR My Ash 2CM, exhibited by Harper Show Cattle, Willow Hill, Ill.; 5) CJFC Nevada Nights 43Y ET 1CM, exhibited by Cheyanne Bowman, Hagerstown, Ind.; 6) MWFC Million Dollar Baby 11Y 1CM, exhibited by Candace Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio; 7) KVO Ms Sunshine 2CM, exhibited by KVO Chiangus, Hamilton, Mich. Class 26 1) JSUL Black Beauty 1997 1CM, exhibited by Savannah Levisay, Creston, Calif.; 2) LMJ Miss Ruther 485 1CM, exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.; 3) GAWA Ard Ridge Brittney 03Y 1CM, exhibited by Wesley Anderson, Burlington, Ky.; 4) KVO Peppermint Patty 1CM, exhibited by Kendra VanOrder, Hamilton, Mich.; 5) Mamacita 2CM, exhibited by Mark & Liz DeHaven, Lynn, Ind.; 6) MSFC Magic 104Y 2CM, exhibited by Shawna Smith, Lynn, Ind.; 7)BSC 2Tone 415Y 1CM, exhibited by Joey Bockbrader, Bloomdale, Ohio; 8) HANE Maizy 2CM, exhibited by Lane Manning, Union City, Ohio; 9) SC Miss April 2CM, exhibited by Zachary Swafford, Pikeville, Tenn.; 10) KVO Adele 2CM, exhibited by Kendra VanOrder, Hamilton, Mich. Class 29 1) Miss 1 ET 1CM, exhibited by Demi Powers, Fayette, Ohio; 2) LMJ Miss Lydia 519212 2CM, exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.; 3) LMJ Miss Anna 841040 1CM, exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.; 4) SF Monopoly 5Y 1CM, exhibited by Marles Acres, Versailles, Ohio; 5) Four Roses Ms Bonus 6Y 1CM, exhibited by Four Roses Cattle LLC, Logansport, Ind.; 6) Top Model 2CM, exhibited by Mark & Liz DeHaven, Lynn, Ind. Class 30 1) THOM Hollywood Dreams 2CM, exhibited by Abigail Collins, Germantown, Ohio; 2) CMAC Pretty Woman 2CM, exhibited by Sarah Vickland, Longmont, Colo.; 3) LMJ Miss Elizabeth 30172 1CM, exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.; 4) STLR Sandy 890Y 1CM, exhibited by Jeht Stateler, Hoskins, Neb.; 5) JSUL Whos Dreaming 1807 1CM, exhib-

ited by Conner Cross, Markleville, Ind.; 6) SRR Miss Pay Day 125Y 1CM, exhibited by Snake Run Cattle Co., Fort Branch, Ind.; 7) WCC Sweet Smoking Success 407Y 2CM, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. Class 31 1) HENN Molly 2CM, exhibited by Ashtin Guyer, Robinson, Ill.; 2) MRH Minaj 2CM, exhibited by Megan Hunt, New Madison, Ohio; 3) SIMM Miss Libby II 2CM, exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.; 4) LMJ Miss Gracie 4136 2CM, exhibited by Jeff Miller, Cutler, Ind.; 5) CHBB Yellow Rose 1CM exhibited by Banter Show Calves, Eaton, Ind. Class 32 1) WCC Erica 402Y 2CM, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Scott Moye, Mt. Vernon, Ind.; 2) Lady Godiva 2Y 1CM, exhibited by Quintin Bucher, Marietta, Ill.; 3) PLPM Snookie 1CM, exhibited by Patrick McCord, Alexandria, Ky. Class 35 1) DMF Maria 1CM, exhibited by Rebecca Oliver, New Site, Ala.; 2) EAF Improvers Violet 866X 1CM, exhibited by Eric & Adele Flynn, Wellington, Ohio Class 36 1) WCC Struttin 406X 1CM, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind., & Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind.; 2) WCC Smoke N Girl 400X 1CM, exhibited by Rachel Wynn, Bedford, Ind. Class 39 1) MCCO Heavens Scent 51X 1CM, exhibited by Mason Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark. Class 42 1) MTMC Morgan 1CM, exhibited by Kennedy Core, Pleasantville, Iowa; 2) Miss Paris Girl 0999X 2CM, exhibited by Isaiah Bridwell, Covington, Ind.; 3) DSUL Stella 407X 1CM, exhibited by Kale Spengler, Durant, Iowa; 4) SWSN 0149X 1CM, exhibited by Ashtin Guyer, Robinson, Ill.; 5) JAJ Glory Bound 1CM, exhibited by Victoria Trbovich, Wayneburg, Ohio; 6) WCC SCC Struttin 377X 1CM, exhibited by Ryan Samsel, Cloverdale, Ind.; 7) MCH Nikki 1CM, exhibited by Joey Bockbrader, Bloomdale, Ohio Class 43 1) KBSC Whos Money 3X 1CM, exhibited by Jacob Ihns, Wilton, Iowa; 2) CHAM Miss Lexie 2CM, exhibited by Kylie Blanding, Kentland, Ind.; 3) Betty Davis 47X 1CM, exhibited by Austin Rogers, Patoka, Ind.; 4) DSUL Chloe 46X 1CM, exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Liama, Ohio; 5) KBSC Miss Monopoly 1X 1CM, exhibited by Quintin Bucher, Marietta, Ill.; 6) WCC Tiny Dancer 371X 2CM, exhibited by Casey Buis, Cloverdale, Ind.

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Open Show Class Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Class 44 1) SIMM Miss Libby 2CM, exhibited by Jamie Moore, Piasa, Ill.; 2) GOP Joslyn James 1001X 1CM, exhibited by Brandon Culp, Rensselaer, Ind.

Chiangus Female Show

Class 47 1) WCC Struttin 395W 1CM, exhibited by Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind.

Class 22 1) HBSC Miss Class Act 203Y 1CA, exhibited by Leah Becker, Carrington, N.D.; 2) RSRS Priscilla 417Y 1CA, exhibited by Hannah Esch, Longmont, Colo.; 3) TR Y’all Watch PCA, exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga.; 4) HBSC Ms Meg 534Y 2CA, exhibited by Nicole Peckham, Clark, S.D.; 5) RSRS Impulsive Flash 2CA, exhibited by Emily Ade, West Lafayette, Ind.; 6) Four Roses Ms Aces High 13Y 1CA, exhibited by Four Roses Cattle LLC, Logansport, Ind.; 7) GOP Kendall Maries Advantage 2CA, exhibited by Laurel Culp, Nicholasville, Ky.

Class 48 1) Patricks Tyra Two 1CM, exhibited by Patrick McCord, Alexandria, Ky.

Chiangus Bull Show

Class 1 1) Four Roses Equity 1CA, exhibited by Four Roses Cattle LLC, Logansport, Ind. Class 4 1) SCAR Mr Lut 166Y 1CA, exhibited by Styles Chiangus Ranch, Brentford, S.D. & Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, S.D.; 2) DCL One Track Mind 2CA, exhibited by Clarahan Farms, Harper, Iowa Class 5 1) GOP You’re A Real Big Star PCA, exhibited by Laurel Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Class 8 1) WCC Tephlon Don 411X 1CA, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Soapstone Farms, Olney, Ill.; 2) VBS Nectors Boy E4NX PCA, exhibited by VBS Farms, Falmouth, Ky.; 3) JRBF Mr Ace 14M-04X 2CA, exhibited by RiverBend Farm – JJB, Dunlap, Tenn.; 4) VBS Vallandingham 60NX 2CA, exhibited by VBS Farms, Falmouth, Ky. Class 11 1) HB Moneymaker 01X 1CA, exhibited by Bucher Cattle Co., Marietta, Ill. & Horsley Bros., Galva, Ill.; 2) RSRS Advancing Mercury PCA, exhibited by Sheets Chiangus, West Lafayette, Ind. & Melroe Farms, Gwinner, N.D. Class 12 1) WCC Exact Science 350X 1CA, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & WCC Exact Science Laboratory Class 15 1) TR Wake Up PCA, exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga. Class 16 1) VBS Star Tracker 415W PCA, exhibited by VBS Farms, Falmouth, Ky.

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Class 21 1) Four Roses Della Jewel 27Y 1CA, exhibited by Four Roses Cattle LLC, Logansport, Ind.

Class 25 1) TR/TKM Y Not PCA, exhibited by Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio; 2) DRFF 8 1CA, exhibited by Rhoades Cattle Co., Avilla, Ind.; 3) Ard Ridge Forever 2CA, exhibited by Blythe Graham, Crossville, Tenn.; 4) JDSF Diva 304Y PCA, exhibited by Kyle Nelms, Etowah, Tenn.; 5) WCC Mignonne 410Y Hybrid 1CA, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. Class 26 1) HIGG You Hear Me 2CA, exhibited by Higgins Farms, Watertown, Tenn.; 2) CARD Heather 1CA, exhibited by Cardinal Cattle Company, Wyoming, Ill. & Buckeye Chiangus, Convoy, Ohio; 3) DCL Ms Tracken One Too 2CA, exhibited by Keiffer Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa; 4) DCL Ms Tracken One 2CA, exhibited by Keiffer Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa; 5) SC Lady Godiva 1CA, exhibited by Zachary Swafford, Pikeville, Tenn.; 6) GXK Ms Troy Back 16Y 2CA, exhibited by Garrett Show Cattle, Richmond, Ind. Class 27 1) TR/BSJ Yes I Can PCA, exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga. & BSJ Farms, Elysian Fields, Texas; 2) GOP LAC You Shirley Can 103Y 1CA, exhibited by Laurel Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Class 30 1) BPF Ard Ridge Barbara PCA, exhibited by Abigail Collins, Germantown, Ohio; 2) HIGG Xcstasy 03X 2CA, exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn.; 3) Four Roses Ms Mail 59X 2CA, exhibited by Wyatt Helms, Galveston, Ind. Class 31 1) BMS Xcellance 2CA, exhibited by SyAnn Foster, Lockney, Texas; 2) WLCF Lady Ga Ga 070X 2CA, exhibited by Morgan Lehnert, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.; 3) Woodhaven Cinderella 1125X 1CA, exhibited by Woodhaven Farm, Lebanon, Tenn.; 4) TR

Xtra PCA, exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga.; 5) VBS Ms Terri 184X PCA, exhibited by VBS Farms, Falmouth, Ky. Class 32 1) TR Mx Xandra PCA, exhibited by Chanzlee Mitchell, Jefferson, Ga.; 2) JRBF Princess Kate 01X 1CA, exhibited by Destyn Hyatt, Lynnville, Tenn.; 3) TR Xtra Special 2CA, exhibited by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga. & VBS Farms, Falmouth, Ky.; 4) VBS Flashing Star 315X PCA, exhibited by VBS Farms, Falmouth, Ky.; 5) WCC Miss Sydney 404X 2CA, exhibited by VBS Farms, Falmouth, Ky. & Tackett Show Cattle, Falmouth, Ky. Class 35 1) CARD Rita 733X 1CA, exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. Class 36 1) HBSC Wiggle With A Vue 704X 1CA, exhibited by Keiffer Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa; 2) VBS Ms Too Die For 50X 1CA, exhibited by VBS Farms, Falmouth, Ky. Class 39 1) HBSC Annabelle 678X 1CA, exhibited by Emma Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D.; 2) Ard Ridge Sweet 080X PCA, exhibited by Kelsey Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Class 40 1) HBSC Sandra D 081X 1CA, exhibited by Demi Powers, Fayette, Ohio; 2) DRFF 028 1CA, exhibited by Alexis Rhoades, Avilla, Ind.; 3) GOP Lucindas Foolish Pleasure PCA, exhibited by Laurel Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Class 41 1) Ard Ridge Dorothy 42X 2CA, exhibited by Paul D Miller III, Torrington, Wyo.; 2) WCC Miss Rattle 354X 1CA, exhibited by Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind.; 3) LSB Exact Gold 130X 1CA, exhibited by Tesch Bros., Watertown, S.D. & Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. Class 44 1) HIGG Wild Heart 93W 2CA, exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn. Class 45 1) WCC Miss Rattle 388W 1CA, exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Schrick Land & Cattle Ltd., Weatherford, Texas Champion Produce of Dam Exhibited by Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, S.D. Dam: RDD Ms Ace 1P 1CA (Wiggles)


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he American Chianina Association held its annual meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2011, in room W3 of the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center. There were 43 people in attendance including ACA board members (Clarahan, Culp, Esch, Higgins, Hossle, Johnson, Melroe, Miller, Pittman and Sheets), incoming board members (Holt, Schaefer and Shields), ACA staff (Comer, Counts, Hiebert and Humphrey), former ACA board members (Branscum, Geuns, Looney, J. Miller, W. Miller, Morehead and Woodroof), ACA Ladies Auxiliary officers (Sue Comer and Deb Geuns), junior board member (Kelsey Culp) and Chianina breeders and enthusiasts. Chairman Steve Melroe called the meeting to order at 11:34 a.m. EDT. Melroe recognized Tyler Humphrey for coordinating the National Sale on Monday evening, then introduced the staff, current and incoming board members. Hossle presented the treasurer’s report. The ACA fiscal year operates from May 1 through April 30. The ACA currently has a $70,000 note which was used to remodel and renovate the ACA Building. A $1,500 monthly payment is being made on this note. The new suite of offices has not yet been rented. When rental is made, the income should repay the cost of the loan. The line of credit has not been tapped for more than two years. Hossle concluded his report by expressing his appreciation to the membership for allowing him to complete his third term as a director of the ACA. Guens moved to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Shields. Motion carried. Melroe introduced CEO Comer who had attended the awards banquet for the National Collegiate Livestock Judging Team. Each year, the 40th anniversary team is recognized. The 1971 National Championship Livestock Judging Team was Purdue University, of which Dr. Rob Sheets (currently serving as the Vice President of the ACA) was a member. Comer announced a variety of new events and activities that are being planned: 40th Anniversary of the ACA: 2012 will be the 40th anniversary of the ACA and 2013 will be the 40th anniversary of the ACJ. A year-long celebration is being planned. Regional Field Days: A field day is being planned in each of the four regions for 2012. The ACA will assist by facilitating the regional field day as needed and will work with state associations or hosting breeders to coordinate the field day. Each regional field day will have four goals: • Target junior members by planning junior activities and leadership development programs. • Target seed stock breeders with workshops that address their needs and issues. • Address commercial producers

• Provide a structured program to assist state associations to revitalize, restructure or get started. ACJ: A series of articles have been written and published that feature juniors (Around the Ring) and breeders. Subsequent issues of the journal will have a feature. The October issue will be designated as the “Designer Dam” issue. The March issue will be the “Herd Sire” issue. (This will replace the AI Directory.) National Show activities will be featured in January. March will focus on Denver and Ft. Worth results. Two commercial issues will be published; one each in January and September. The American Chianina Foundation: The formation of a foundation will provide a structured venue for charitable contributions. This 501(c)3 organization will support junior activities, the promotion of Chianina cattle and research projects. The kick-off for the ACF will be held at the 2012 Junior National in Lima, Ohio. One of the easiest ways that all breeders and producers can contribute is to sell one cull cow or feeder calf per year and ask the buyer to make the check payable to the American Chianina Foundation. If 100 breeders would do this, the return to the ACF would be approximately $80,000. ACA Sponsored Sales: The first on-line sale hosted by the ACA is scheduled for February 21 and 22, 2012. A second sale will be scheduled next fall. The ACA will be managing sales for members. Contact Tyler Humphrey for more information. Comer encouraged every breeder to register more cattle and to provide more weights and measurements to the ACA in order to provide additional information which will improve the accuracy of our genetic measurements. Heather Counts reported that 90 Chi heifers and 30 Chiangus heifers were exhibited in the junior show on Sunday. Counts also reported on the national show numbers. In the Chiangus division, there are 65 head showing; of which 14 are bulls and 51 females. In the Chianina division, there are 96 to be shown, of which 17 are bulls and 79 are females. The show order is as follows: Chianina bulls, Chiangus bulls, Chianina females and Chiangus females. There are new show vests for this year. The benefit auction was held last night; additional silent auction items are available at the ACA Booth. Comer introduced Everett Tom, Leesburg, Ind., and Lester Ward, Versailles, Ohio, who are the ACA National Show Honorees for 2011. The door prize of a half-page ad in the ACJ was won by Steve Melroe. Melroe thanked the membership for his term of office. Ed Miller moved to adjourn at 12:14 pm, seconded by Woodroof. Motion carried.

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standing room only crowd was on hand for the 2011 American Chianina Association Hybrid Advantage National Sale in Louisville, Ky., on Monday, November 14. After a few opening comments and award presentations, and a short benefit auction for the American Junior Chianina Association, the video sale was underway. Auctioneer Ron Kreis did a great job calling the auction and a special thanks to all those who helped work the sale as ringmen and clerks. Sale Averages Total Sale Gross................................................. $88,925 9 Live Lots – $45,050.......................................... $5,005 4 Flushes – $21,750............................................ $5,437 1 Pregnancy........................................................ $3,000 37 Embryos – $18,425.............................. $498/embryo 20 units of semen – $700.................................. $35/unit National Sale Highlights: Lot 1 – SF Monopoly 5Y 1CM – $8,500 – This March 18, 2011 heifer from MarLes Acres, Versailles, Ohio was sired by Monopoly 1CM and out of FBF Sunflower ET 156 PCA and sold to the Fleener Family of Pennsylvania. Lot 8 – TR/TKM Y Not 607Y PCA – $8,250 – This March 2, 2011 daughter of TR Trail Blazer 2CA and out of TR Nellie 375 PCA was consigned by Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga. and sold to Hannah Winegardner, Lima, Ohio.

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he American Junior Chianina Association would like to thank each and every person who donated an item, bid on an item or purchased an item during the benefit auctions at the National Show in Louisville. Your generous support of the junior association is greatly appreciated and will help fund the 2012 National Junior Heifer Show in Lima, Ohio next summer. Thank you so very much!

Adele Flynn • Wilson Cattle Company • CJ Brown • Bucher Cattle Company • Ken Culp III • KVO Chiangus • LaVonne McCord • Stacey Banter • Paul White • Zane Zeedyk • Austin Rathman • Ashtin Guyer • Melroe Farms • Hunt Farms • Green Oak Farms • Beckett Ranch • Woodhaven Farm • VBS Farms • Lyle & Stephanie Sexton • Clarahan Farms

Ringer Brothers Supply • Sheets Chiangus • Winegardner Show Cattle • Shatto Show Cattle • Adam Pryor • Dan Sullivan • Puthoff Show Cattle • Charles & Kay Burk • Pro Fit Supply • Jill Miller • Grand 'Ole Place Farms/Culp Family • TransOva Genetics • Talmo Ranch • Foster Brothers Farms • Ventura Farm • Prather Brothers • Woodlawn Chiangus • Rhinestone Crazy Cowgirl • First Rate Industries • Eric &

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2011 NAILE ACA Junior Heifer Show. . . . . . . . . . . Judge: Ryan Rathman, Lubbock, Texas

Grand Champion Chianina Female

Grand Champion Chiangus Female

Exhibited by Kennedy Core, Pleasantville, Iowa Bred by Michael Matthews, Terril, Iowa Sire: WNT Carnac 88P 1CM • Dam: MTMC SM x AN 002

Exhibited by SyAnn Foster, Lockney, Texas Bred by Payton Stoppel, Russell, Kan. Sire: FBF Turning Point 514T 1CA • Dam: FBF Sally 115S 2CA

Reserve Grand Champion Chianina Female

Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Female Grand Champion Bred & Owned Chiangus Female

MTMC Morgan 1CM

WLJ Miss Sally 270X 2CM

Exhibited by Noah Snedden, Grand Junction, Iowa Bred by J&L Cattle Company, Lake Benton, Minn. Sire: Tiger Woods 2CM • Dam: WLJ Ms 12K 1CM

BMS Xcellance 2CA

HIGG Wild Heart 93W 2CA

Exhibited & Bred by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn. Sire: RDD Aces High 6N 1CA • Dam: TR Kellie 1CA

No Photo Available Grand Champion Bred & Owned Chianina Female HCF Smokin Hot 1CM

Exhibited & Bred by Kale Hensley, Markleville, Ind. Sire: OCC Freestyle 921F • Dam: HCF Miss Obama 1CM

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Junior Show Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chianina Division Champions

Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion KJD Bad Girl 62Y 1CM, exhibited by Brennan Morehead, Alexandria, Ind. Late Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion SRR Cricket 36Y 2CM, exhibited by Austin Rogers, Patoka, Ind. Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion HENN Molly 2CM, exhibited by Ashtin Guyer, Robinson, Ill. Early Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion REFN Blaze 2CM, exhibited by Adam Fennig, Celina, Ohio Senior Heifer Calf Champion Ling Ling 1CM, exhibited by Brice Redding, Moultrie, Ga. Senior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion MSC Missy 2CM, exhibited by Alec Myers, Taylorville, Ill. Summer Yearling Champion KLLR Mercedes 21X 2CM, exhibited by Jessica Harsh, Radnor, Ohio Summer Yearling Reserve Champion HCF Smokin Hot 1CM, exhibited by Kale Hensley, Markleville, Ind. Junior Yearling Champion MTMC Morgan 1CM, exhibited by Kennedy Core, Pleasantville, Iowa Junior Yearling Reserve Champion WLJ Miss Sally 270X 2CM, exhibited by Noah Snedden, Grand Junction, Iowa Senior Yearling Champion WCC Struttin 395W 1CM, exhibited by Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind. Senior Yearling Reserve Champion BANB Morgan of Malley 1CM, exhibited by Tucker Wagner, Collinsville, Miss. Class 1 1) DAJS Diana 718 1CM, exhibited by Katy Satree, Montague, Texas; 2) SJMN Sheena 1CM, exhibited by Shelby Manning, Union City, Ohio; 3) Farah 1CM, exhibited by Logan Browne, Bowling Green, Ohio; 4) GOP KAC Hannah Rose 130Y 1CM, exhibited by Kelsey Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Class 2 1) KJD Bad Girl 62Y 1CM, exhibited by Brennan Morehead, Alexandria, Ind.; 2) SRR Cricket 35Y 2CM, exhibited by Austin Rogers, Patoka, Ind.; 3) BATN Bella 136 2CM, exhibited by Mason Tyndall, Selma, N.C.; 4) Miss Dab of Salt 2CM, exhibited by Ashley Lewis, Fort Wayne, Ind.; 5) BASK Sweet Heart 1CM, exhibited by Mallory Peter, Hicksville, Ohio; 6) HANE Maizy 2CM, exhibited by Lane Manning, Union City, Ohio; 7) JDR Angela 1CM, exhibited by Jacob Ruffing, Rebpulic, Ohio; 8) MWFC Million Dollar Baby 11Y 1CM, exhibited by Candace Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio; 9) BSC 2Tone 415Y 1CM, exhibited by Joey Bockbrader, Bloomdale, Ohio; 10) MSFC Magic 104& 2CM, exhibited by Shawna Smith, Lynn, Ind.; 11) KVO Pepperment Patty 1CM, exhibited by Kendra VanOrder, Hamilton, Mich.; 12) SC Miss April 2CM, exhibited by Zachary Swafford, Pikeville, Tenn. Class 5 1) REFN Blaze 2CM, exhibited by Adam Fennig, Celina, Ohio; 2) JSUL Whos Dreaming 1807 1CM, exhibited by Conner Cross, Markleville, Ind.; 3) KOP Miss Frappe 146Y 1CM, exhibited by Ryan Schwab, Batesville, Ind.; 4) CONN Miss Hannah 1CM, exhibited by Jared Cluxton, Ripley, Ohio; 5) Wolfridge Ms Penny 120 1CM, exhibited by Cain Schneider, Bethel, Ohio; 6) RSRS Heddie Victoria 1CM, exhibited by Lauren Schmid, Van Wert, Ohio; 7) KJD Duchess 12Y 1CM, exhibited by Blake Morehead, Alexandria, Ind.; 8) Cool Attitude 85Y 1CM, exhibited by Wyant Held, Edwardsport, Ind.; 9) PM Mississippi Queen 2CM, exhibited by Cody Maske, Newton, Miss.; 10) TMAF Becky 1CM, exhibited by Logan Thelen, Portland, Mich.; 11) Ashley Bee 1CM, exhibited by Dustin Cunningham, Coolville, Ohio

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Class 6 1) HENN Molly 2CM, exhibited by Ashtin Guyer, Robinson, Ill.; 2) MRH Minaj 2CM, exhibited by Megan Hunt, New Madison, Ohio; 3) SIMM Miss Libby II 2CM, exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.; 4) Zoey 1Y 2CM, exhibited by Megan Miller, Alexandria, Ind.; 5) STLR Miss Lulu 1CM, exhibited by Jeht Stateler, Hoskins, Neb.; 6) BATN Lulu 137 2CM, exhibited by Madison Strickland, Rocky Mount, N.C.; 7) TMAF Hottie 1CM, exhibited by Legan Thelen, Portland, Mich. Class 7 1) Lady Godiva 2Y 1CM, exhibited by Quintin Bucher, Marietta, Ill.; 2) PLPM Snookie 1CM, exhibited by Patrick McCord, Alexandria, Ky. Class 10 1) PVC Peaches 1CM, exhibited by Colton Hudgins, Springfield, Tenn.; 2) DMF Maria 1CM, exhibited by Rebecca Oliver, New Site, Ala. Class 11 1) WENT Ms Cara 1CM, exhibited by Dara Howser, Mt. Orab, Ohio; 2) GHTK Katie Jo 21X 1CM, exhibited by Hope Edwards, Temple, Ga.; 3) WCE Mona 1CM, exhibited by Blake Bowman, Franklin, Tenn. Class 12 1) Ling Ling 1CM, exhibited by Brice Redding, Moultrie, Ga.; 2) MSC Missy 2CM, exhibited by Alec Myers, Taylorville, Ill.; 3) JVM Chelsey 2CM, exhibited by Jonathan Mobley, Moultrie, Ga.; 4) PCC Monopoly 509 1CM, exhibited by Garrett Buchholz, Bardwell, Texas; 5) MCC Jewels 2CM, exhibited by Tyler Arnold, Nicholson, Ga.; 6) WCC Smoke N Girl 400X 1CM, exhibited by Rachel Wynn, Bedford, Ind. Class 15 1) KLLR Mercedes 21X 2CM, exhibited by Jessica Harsh, Radnor, Ohio; 2) HCF Smokin Hot 1CM, exhibited by Kale Hensley, Markleville, Ind.; 3) VMH Spice 017X 1CM, exhibited by Tanner Hoffman, Culver, Ind.; 4) JJC 123X 1CM, exhibited by Dustin Parker, Alexandria, Ind.; 5) Whos A Lady 1CM, exhibited by Matthew Nierman, Brownstown, Ind.; 6) RBCK Black Satin 144X 1CM, exhibited by Hannah Rowlett, Hurricane Mills, Tenn.; 7) AMSB Heat Wave 0103 1CM, exhibited by Miranda Powell, Wrightsville, Ga.; 8) JFC Renee 1CM, exhibited by Nicholas Rice, Augusta, Ky. Class 18 1) MTMC Morgan 1CM, exhibited by Kennedy Core, Pleasantville, Iowa; 2) JSUL Black Countess 0473 1CM, exhibited by Cammi Gregory, Ames, Okla.; 3) CTLK Chisha 1CM, exhibited by Lisa Reid, Brighton, Colo.; 4) SWSN 0149X 1CM, exhibited by Ashtin Guyer, Robinson, Ill.; 5) JAJ Glory Bound 1CM, exhibited by Victoria Trbovich, Waynesburg, Ohio; 6) BSSD Roxi 1CM, exhibited by Morgan Tomson, Westport, Ind.; 7) DSUL Stella 407X 1CM, exhibited by Kale Spengler, Durant, Iowa; 8) GMEG Bailey 023X 1CM, exhibited by Megan Greenawalt, Lynchburg, Ohio; 9) Miss Hot Pick 1CM, exhibited by Dani Stoltz, Mount Vernon, S.D.; 10) MCH Nikki 1CM, exhibited by Joey Bockbrader, Bloomdale, Ohio; 11) Miss Paris Girl 0999X 2CM, exhibited by Isaiah Bridwell, Covington, Ind.; 12) KJD Ma Kittle 55X 2CM, exhibited by Brennan Morehead, Alexandria, Ind.; 13) THCF Vanilla Water 1CM, exhibited by Alli Woodbury, Winchester, Ind.; 14) Maes Babys Tipsy 2CM, exhibited by Meghan Waton, Kenly, N.C. Class 19 1) WLJ Miss Sally 270X 2CM, exhibited by Noah Snedden, Grand Junction, Iowa; 2) KBSC Whos Money 3X 1CM, exhibited by Jacob Ihns,


Junior Show Results. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilton, Iowa; 3) Betty Davis 47X 1CM, exhibited by Austin Rogers, Patoka, Ind.; 4) Maas Wish 1CM, exhibited by Collin Barker, Kearney, Mo.; 5) CHAM Miss Lexie 2CM, exhibited by Kylie Blanding, Kentland, Ind.; 6) PEC Miss Seagrims 21X 1CM, exhibited by Caleb Sadler, Carlisle, Ky.; 7) CARD Rachel 1CM, exhibited by Kasey Wisnefski, Union Grove, Wisc.; 8) REFN Maggie 2CM, exhibited by Austin Harner, Celina, Ohio; 9) KBSC Miss Monopoly 1X 1CM, exhibited by Quintin Bucher, Marietta, Ill.; 10) WCC Tiny Dancer 371X 2CM, exhibited by Casey Buis, Cloverdale, Ind.; 11) BG Rachel 141X 1CM, exhibited by Ethan Whitehead, Downsville, La.; 12) Rockin Roxy 002X 1CM, exhibited by Emily Wallace, Flat Rock, Ind.; 13) Millers Miss Laila Ali 1CM, exhibited by Meghan Watson, Kenly, N.C.; 14) CWT Miss Lucy 2CM, exhibited by Blake Quiggins, Horse Cave, Ky. Class 20 1) SIMM Miss Libby 2CM, exhibited by Jamie Moore, Piasa, Ill.; 2) GOP Joslyn James 1001X 1CM, exhibited by Brandon Culp, Rensselaer, Ind. Class 23 1) WCC Struttin 395W 1CM, exhibited by Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind.; 2) BANB Morgan Of Malley 1CM, exhibited by Tucker Wagner, Collinsville, Miss. Class 24 1) Elmore Lady Newby 1CM, exhibited by Christopher Mackey, Mars Hills, N.C.; 2) Patricks Tyra Two 1CM, exhibited by Patrick McCords, Alexandria, Ky.

Chiangus Division Champions

Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion HBSC Miss Class Act 203Y 1CA, exhibited by Leah Becker, Carrington, N.D. Late Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion HALO Princess Tiara PCA, exhibited by Halley Becking, Florence, S.D. Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion JDSF Diva 304Y PCA, exhibited by Kyle Nelms, Etowah, Tenn. Early Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion Ard Ridge Forever 2CA, exhibited by Blythe Graham, Crossville, Tenn. Senior Heifer Calf Champion BMS Xcellance 2CA, exhibited by SyAnn Foster, Lockney, Texas Senior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion HIGG Xcstasy 03X 2CA, exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn. Summer Yearling Champion CARD Rita 733X 1CA, exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. Summer Yearling Reserve Champion HBSC Wiggle With A Vue 704X 1CA, exhibited by Keiffer Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa Junior Yearling Champion Ard Ridge Dorothy 42X 2CA, exhibited by PD Miller, Torrington, Wyo. Junior Yearling Reserve Champion HBSC Annabelle 678X 1CA, exhibited by Emma Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D. Senior Yearling Champion HIGG Wild Heart 93W 2CA, exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn. Class 1 1) HALO Princess Tiara PCA, exhibited by Halley Becking, Florence, S.D.

Nicholasville, Ky.; 4) Prairie Fork Johnnie 2CA, exhibited by Joshlyn Held, Linton, Ind. Class 5 1) JDSF Diva 304Y PCA, exhibited by Kyle Nelms, Etowah, Tenn.; 2) Ard Ridge Forever 2CA, exhibited by Blythe Graham, Crossville, Tenn. Class 6 1) GOP LAC You Shirley Can 103Y 1CA, exhibited by Laurel Culp, Nicholasville, Ky.; 2) HIGG You Hear Me 2CA, exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn.; 3) DCL Ms Tracken One Too 2CA, exhibited by Keiffer Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa; 4) SC Lady Godiva 1CA, exhibited by Zachary Swafford, Pikeville, Tenn.; 5) DCL Ms Tracken One 2CA, exhibited by Keiffer Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa Class 9 1) HIGG Xcstasy 03X 2CA, exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn.; 2) Woodhaven Memories 1216X PCA, exhibited by Kyle Nelms, Etowah, Tenn.; 3) Four Roses Ms Mail 59X 2CA, exhibited by Wyatt Helms, Galveston, Ind. Class 10 1) BMS Xcellance 2CA, exhibited by SyAnn Foster, Lockney, Texas Class 11 1) JRBF Princess Kate 01X 1CA, exhibited by Destyn Hyatt, Lynnville, Tenn.; 2) CHEC Ms Reality 136X 2CA, exhibited by Remington Allen, West Baden Springs, Ind. Class 14 1) CARD Rita 733X 1CA, exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill. Class 15 1) HBSC Wiggle With A Vue 704X 1CA, exhibited by Keiffer Sexton, Ainsworth, Iowa Class 18 1) HBSC Annabelle 678X 1CA, exhibited by Emma Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D.; 2) Ard Ridge Sweet 080X PCA, exhibited by Kelsey Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Class 19 1) HBSC Sandra D 081X 1CA, exhibited by Demi Powers, Fayette, Ohio; 2) DRFF 028 1CA, exhibited by Alexis Rhoades, Avilla, Ind.; 3) GOP Lucindas Foolish Pleasure PCA, exhibited by Laurel Culp, Nicholasville, Ky. Class 20 1) Ard Ridge Dorothy 42X 2CA, exhibited by Paul D Miller III, Torrington, Wyo.; 2) WCC Miss Rattle 354X 1CA, exhibited by Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind. Class 23 1) HIGG Wild Heart 93W 2CA, exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn.

Class 2 1) HBSC Miss Class Act 203Y 1CA, exhibited by Leah Becker, Carrington, N.D.; 2) HBSC Ms Meg 534Y 2CA, exhibited by Nicole Peckham, Clark, S.D.; 3) GOP Kendall Maries Advantage 2CA, exhibited by Laurel Culp,

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ACA Awards & Special Presentations. . . . . . . . . Ken Culp III Herdsman of the Year

Ken Culp III was selected by his peers as the 2011 ACA Herdsman of the Year. Culp, along with his family, operates Grand 'Ole Place Farms in Indiana and Kentucky. When asked about his selection as Herdsman of the Year, this is what Ken had to say. "What a surprise! The entire Culp crew was in the makeup ring getting ready to show four Chiangus heifers when the announcement was made about the Herdsman of the Year. What an honor it was to receive this prestigious award. I am deeply appreciative and want to thank the ACA, the Keith Dusenberry family and everyone who cast a ballot. Ours is a family operation, and I am happy to accept this award on behalf of the entire Culp family." Selected each year by their peers, the Herdsman of the Year receives a plaque commemorating the memorial award for Keith Dusenberry, as well as a directors chair. Congratulations Ken!

Lester Ward & Everett Tom 2011 ACA National Show & Sale Honorees The 2011 ACA National Show & Sale was dedicated to two gentlemen who have had a great impact on the Chianina breed and have supported the association for many years. Everett Tom & Lester Ward were honored during the ACA National Show on Wednesday, November 16 and were on hand with their families to receive one of a kind Galen Struve paintings. Thank you to Everett and Lester and congratulations on an honor well deserved!

Steve Melroe, Dwight Hossle & Keith Schrick Retiring ACA Board Members

ACA CEO Stan Comer presented Steve Melroe & Dwight Hossle with their retiring board bronze awards during the ACA National Sale.

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Three valuable ACA board members completed their tenure at the 2011 ACA National Show in Louisville. Steve Melroe, Dwight Hossle & Keith Schrick all devoted a great amount of time to the ACA board of directors, helping direct the association and keep it moving in the right direction. Steve served as chairman for the last year and Dwight served as treasurer. Keith served as chairman of the recognition committee and helped select honorees for this years show. The ACA thanks these three individuals for their selfless service to the association and wish them all success in their operations.


ACA Ladies Auxiliary Awards & Thank You's. . . Misty Lehnert Chi lady of the Year

Each year the American Chianina Ladies Auxiliary honors a woman who has devoted much time and energy to not only the association but the junior program as well. This year the ladies selected Misty Lehnert as their honoree. Misty and her family operate Woodlawn Chiangus in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. and her two children, Morgan & Cole, are active in the junior association. Congratulations Misty! The ACLA would like to thank everyone who donated items or bid on them at the silent auction fundraiser in Louisville. The silent auction income adds to the funds available for scholarship each year and helps with the queen's travel expenses. Thanks so much for your support. Taylor Ray, KY • Barb Garrett, IN • Jill Miller, GA • Debbie & Misty Lehnert & Family, TN • Heather Manning, OH • Craig McNall, OH • Sue & Terry Comer & Family, IN • Leslie Adams, MO • Dennis & Melissa Beckett, KY • Heather Counts, MO • Talmo Ranch, GA • Quintin Bucher, IL •John & Debbie Woodroof, TN • Becky Sheets, IN • Laurel Culp, KY • Kelsey Culp, KY • Nalaney Guyer, IL • Meghan Watson, NC • Ventura Farm, MI

Chi Steers Claim Grand & Reserve Honors at 2011 NAILE Junior Steer Show. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Grand Champion Market Steer

Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer

Exhibited Baylor Bonham, Newcastle, Okla. Sire: WNT Carnac 88P 1CM

Exhibited Ashtin Guyer, Robinson, Ill. Sire: Monopoly 1CM

Sold for a record breaking $27,250, with a portion of the proceeds going to the Children's Ministries at the First Baptist Church in Newcastle, Okla. This was Baylor's first year to exhibit at the NAILE and he says it's one of his favorites. "I like being here. It's been a good time and a fun show."

Sold for a record breaking $23,750, with a protion of the winnings going to The Ash Scholarship, a 4-H scholarship in Crawford County, Ill. Ashtin has shown at the NAILE for two years and said "I have always wanted to show here, ever since I was little. My mom showed here and had fun, and I wanted to do it, too."

"Bullet"

"Harry"

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Minimum Percentage Rule to Take Effect Jan. 1, 2012 The minimum percentage rule for nationally sponsored ACA shows and sales will take effect on Jan. 1, 2012. With this rule in effect, we thought it would be helpful to provide you with a list of the most frequently used sires and their percent Chianina blood to help you when making breeding decision. If you have any questions on this rule, please contact the ACA office or any ACA board member.

ACA Board Policy Adopted April 2010 “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 or sales. Nationally sponsored shows or sales include the following: The Southwest Stock Show & Rodeo in Ft. Worth; the Junior National; 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 or sold at any show or sale other than ACA nationally sponsored shows or sales. Name Monopoly 1CM Heat Wave 1CM Eye Candy 1CM Walks Along 1CM Sunseeker 2CM CLNG Alias 1CM Doctor Who 1CM Who Made Who 411F 1CM WNT Carnac 88P 1CM The Headliner 1CM WOCR Double Star T/M PCA WOCR Double Star 24T 2CA Immortal 23 2CM One And Only 1CM ASHW Who Da Man MCKY 22 Unforgiven 2CM DKAA My Turn 01R 2CM Smilin Bob 1CM BEBN Q Dog 2CM 102 Hired Man 1CM Tiger Woods 2CM HRF Hairy 1CM WOCR Black Mountain 1CA WOCR M&M 25X25 2CA Friction RDD 82N 1678R 2CA

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Reg# 334048 293213 339630 348625 320398 310845 294171 266927 319122 317794 291957 330378 343232 353302 297815 343172 335320 356671 330666 320632 346283 315618 323848 343808 293928 314793

%Chi 6.89% 13.78% 9.38% 6.89% 20.58% 2.44% 4.88% 9.76% 6.89% 6.89% 34.27% 29.63% 10.79% 6.89% 17.38% 8.84% 10.76% 6.89% 24.07% 14.94% 9.91% 1.27% 11.32% 24.60% 16.56% 6.73%

Name RDD Crown Royal 2CA KBCC Carpe Diem 1CM GRT Smooth Sailing 2CM FR Objective 814U 1CA Wave On Wave 1CM OHL Point Taken 80T 1CM Hollywood 183R 1CM I Am Legend 1CM Mountain Man 229G 2CA Milkman 1CM Hannibal TFR Naughty Pine 1CM WOCR Black Ink 578H 2CA Solid Gold 1CM WRL Tracken Norman PCA FL Leroy Brown 1CM SBT Ulysses 52 1CM Jimmy The Greek 1CM CK Pathfinder 673T PCA WOCR Blackjack 1CA CFS Total Solution M21 1CM MCCI The Golden Child 1CM Stockridge All Aboard 1CM WCC Gunsmoke 365T 1CM HARVS Salty Dog 1CM STAM Black Magic 720T 2CM

Sires listed in order of number of progeny registered with the ACA as of Dec. 1, 2011

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Reg# 299673 354367 337074 341599 324322 332139 331630 342509 252820 334046 296986 320797 272409 350591 320819 338369 335370 337675 336169 337882 317478 328216 340020 331634 345922 355100

%Chi 17.17% 4.39% 10.79% 3.12% 13.78% 13.81% 6.89% 10.01% 49.21% 6.89% 29.88% 18.76% 24.61% 6.89% 18.45% 6.89% 33.29% 16.89% 16.62% 25.00% 4.88% 9.39% 6.89% 3.90% 13.72% 11.76%


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March 3, 2012 • 1 p.m. Sale • Noon Lunch Miller Livestock Barn • Miller, S.D. Selling 2 Fall Yearling Bulls 55 Yearling Bulls & 25 Bred Heifers Bulls sired by Advantage, Bismarck, Mile High, Northern Improvement, Double Down, In Focus and Simmental bulls Upgrade & Grizzly Heifers bred to MYTTY In Focus, Bismarck, Unbelievable & Northern Improvement

JSC Advantage 257T 2CA

2008 Reserve National Champion Chiangus Bull

Steve & Barb Melroe • Gwinner, ND (701) 678-2225 (H) • (701) 680-0622 (C) Jeremy, Bethany & Cash Lehrman – (605) 270-1067 Tyler & Darah Melroe – (605) 695-3295

Beckett Chiangus Troy, Tember & Kodee Beckett Miller, SD (605) 853-3284 (H) (605) 204-0394 (C)

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The ACA board of directors met on Wednesday, June 29, 2011, at the ACA Headquarters, Platte City, Mo. The meeting was called to order by President Melroe at 8:09 a.m. CDT. ACA board members present included Clarahan, Culp, Esch, Higgins, Johnson, Melroe, Miller, Pittman and Sheets and ACA staff members Comer and Humphrey. Absent board members included Hossle, Schrick and Stoppel. Officer Reports: The secretary’s report was presented by Culp. Miller moved to accept the minutes as corrected, seconded by Esch. Motion carried unanimously. Comer presented the treasurer’s report on behalf of Hossle. The ACA has outperformed the budget projections. Sheets moved to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Clarahan. Motion carried. Audit 2010 – 2011 – Comer presented the audit report, which was performed by James M. Long CPA, PA, Lawrence, Kan. The audit report document that was presented to the ACA Board of Directors was completed on June 23, 2011. Proposed Budget 2011 – 2012 – Comer presented the proposed budget which projects total revenue at $658,200 and total expenses at $607,500 for a net income of $50,700. Miller moved to accept the proposed budget. Seconded by Pittman. Motion carried. Staff Reports: Humphrey first distributed a table listing four bull sales that would be potential sources for Chianina performance tested bull sales. These sales include Profit Maker, Midland, Oklahoma Beef and Green Springs. Humphrey next distributed an ACA Online Sales Proposal. More details will be printed in the next issue of the ACJ and will be posted to the ACA

website. The first ACA sponsored sale may be scheduled in the late winter or early spring of 2012. ACA National Sale – Format and Sale Management – The board liked the format of the 2010 sale and directed the ACA staff to proceed with planning the event. The National Sale will be managed by the ACA for 2011. National Western Show & Sale – Comer recommended that we retain Alan Sears as the sale manager for the 2012 NWSS. The board briefly recessed at 10:13 a.m. and reconvened at 10:19 a.m. CST National Western Show & Sale Manager’s Report – Alan Sears reported that the sale posted a $4,300 average on heifers, and a $3,700 average on bulls. All lots sold. There were 38 lots in the 2011 sale; Alan would like to have 50 lots for 2012 which would also help reduce sale expense. All consignors should also enter a pen of bulls and/or heifers for the show in the yards. The crowd for the 2011 sale was exceptional. The Saturday display adjacent to the Stock Yards Arena during the ACA Complimentary Lunch was extremely well received. This was also good advertising and promotion for breeders and the ACA alike. We will continue to provide the complimentary ribeye steak lunch and appreciate the sponsorship of EDJE. Miller moved that the ACA continue to retain the management services of Sears Marketing Services for the National Western. Seconded by Clarahan, motion carried unanimously. Comer and Humphrey presented, for Counts, two different options for different vests for the national show. One option was a windbreaker type pullover vest, the second was a zip-up, fleece vest. The board directed Heather Counts to select a vest of her choosing in a color that would be identifiable and wearable to a wide variety of exhibitors. Emphasis should be put on selecting a vest that would be worn

on other occasions in addition to the national show. Johnson moved, Pittman seconded, that the board go into executive session. Motion carried. Board went into executive session at 10:42 a.m. Miller moved, Clarahan seconded, that the board end executive session. Motion carried at 11:43 a.m. Committee Reports: Show & Sale – Neal Branscum, Jill Miller, Jeff Wisnefski, Ken Guens, and Chad Wilson were all added to the committee. Genetic Abnormalities – No report. Promotion & Marketing – Matt Michel and Kelsey Culp have agreed to serve. Long Range Planning Committee – Committee will meet on October 28 or 29, during the fall board meeting. Building Committee – Esch tried to fill the cracks in the basement with epoxy during the spring board meeting. He used one gallon of epoxy, which did not fill the cracks. He suggested that we either contract the job, or purchaser a case of epoxy and do it ourselves. The discussion of renaming the Chimaine, Chiford or Chianina composites was tabled until the October board meeting. The board suggests that the ACA staff explore ways to make the ACA website more user friendly. Miller moved that the meeting adjourn. Seconded by Sheets. Motion carried. Meeting adjourned at 11:55 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Steve Melroe, Chairman Ken Culp III, Secretary

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ACA Board of Directors Minutes Platte City, MO October 28, 2011 The ACA board of directors met on Friday, October 28, 2011, at the ACA Headquarters, Platte City, Mo. The meeting was called to order by President Melroe at 9:30 a.m. CDT.

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Counts visited the meeting and shared the news that former CEO Glen Klippenstein would be recognized by the National Livestock Publications Council tonight at 8 p.m. at the American Royal. The ACA Board is invited to attend. ACA board members present included Clarahan, Culp, Esch, Higgins, Johnson, Melroe, Miller, Pittman, Schrick, Sheets and Stoppel. Absent board members included Hossle. Officer Reports: The secretary’s report was presented by Culp. Esch moved to accept the minutes as printed, seconded by Stoppel. Motion carried unanimously. Higgins suggested that the ACA Staff have entry forms for both Ft. Worth and Denver available at the ACA Booth during the NAILE. Committee Reports: Building & Grounds – Esch reported that the cracks in the basement still need to be filled. Comer should contact the landscaping company to fill the cracks. We still need to rent the new office suite. Recognition – Schrick reported that Everett Tom and Lester Ward are being recognized at the National Show in Louisville. The recognition committee is very pleased with this year’s group of award winners. We need to make sure that both award winners receive individual portraits. The award presentation will take place during the National Show, immediately prior to the selection of the grand champion heifer. Promotions & Marketing – Sheets reported that there is about $5,000 remaining in the fund. Culp reported that Kevin Mears had offered to work with the Promotions & Marketing Committee and the ACA Staff to develop a promotional video at no charge to the ACA, if the ACA Promotion & Marketing Fund could underwrite the cost of running the feature. Junior & Youth Programs – Melroe reported that AJCA President Segayle Foster will join the board meeting after

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lunch to report on junior activities. The ACA Board needs to develop a list of three candidates of judges for the 2012 Jr. National. Melroe reported that he had met with AMAA CEO John Boddicker regarding the 2013 Jr. National. The AJMAA will be held in Grand Island, Neb., and the AJCA is welcome to join. Johnson had a conversation with Barb Ohlrichs about approaching Iowa, Kansas, Nebraska and South Dakota to co-host the junior national. The consensus of the ACA Board is to split the banquets for future junior national heifer shows. Esch will be the point person for Nebraska; Barb Ohlrichs will serve as point person for Missouri; Johnson will serve as point person for Iowa. Comer will contact Bill Angle at Grand Island, Neb. about facility costs. The point people will meet with Comer and Counts in Louisville during the NAILE. ACA Staff members Comer and Humphrey joined the board meeting at 10:10 a.m. Performance & Genetic Abnormality – Johnson reported that he is fielding questions from four breeders regarding the requirement of genetic testing for multiple defects. A spirited discussion followed, during which time, no decision was made. The meeting was recessed at 10:53 a.m. and reconvened at the Comfort Inn KCI meeting room, to meet jointly with the ACA Long Range Planning Committee for a presentation from Dr. Weaber, beef cattle geneticist from Kansas State University. Genetic Evaluation – Dr. Weaber has been consulting with the ACA on genetic testing since 2002. Two anticipated changes in genetic evaluation regard improvements in two specific areas: multi-breed calving ease and the development of a genomically enabled genetic evaluation system. Multi-breed calving ease should be released in January for Simmentals. The CED and MCE EPDs are much more accurate and reliable at predicting calving ease than is the BW EPD. This should provide a big benefit

for commercial customers of Chianina genetics. Genetic Defects – The response to Fawn Calf syndrome was much more muted and rational than was the response to NH and AM. Comer asked Dr. Weaber what the response of the ACA should be in regards to requiring genetic testing for Chianina cattle who participate in ACA sponsored shows and sales. Dr. Weaber believes that it pays to be strategic in testing unknown cows in your breeding program. It is much more efficient and economical to test the dams once, rather than testing the calves every year. Dr. Weaber also believes that the costs associated with genetic testing may become more economical as these tests are bundled. Genetic Trends – Dr. Weaber gave a PowerPoint Presentation on Genetic Trends from 1992 – 2011. Average yearling weights have increased, while most other performance measures have remained flat. • Are flat genetic trends a concern? (In the case of birth weight, a flat line trend is good.) • How do we engage more breeders in performance programs and encourage them to utilize genetic tools in their breeding programs? Miller asked Dr. Weaber if the ACA should consider lowering the weaning age. Currently, BIF uses 145 to 260 days. Weaning weights generally improve when calves are weighed at younger ages. However, weaning weights are most accurately measured when taken closer to 205 ages. The meeting recessed at 12:15 p.m. for lunch with the Long Range Planning Committee. The meeting reconvened at the ACA Headquarters at 1:45 p.m. Staff Reports: Comer presented the treasurer’s report on behalf of Hossle. We are behind the budget on the fiscal year, primarily due to the fact that income for the junior national comes in during the old fiscal year, but expenses are paid in the new fiscal year. The


Melroe asked for an update of events at the National Sale. Comer reported that lots for the national sale would be displayed for an hour prior to the sale. The sale is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, November 14. The benefit auctions will be held prior to the national sale. Counts joined the meeting at 2:25 p.m. She reported on numbers for the NAILE. There are 294 entries in the open show; 173 entries in the junior show. Both shows are down as compared to 2010. The order of the show is: Chianina bulls, Chiangus bulls, Chianina females, Chiangus females. The show honorees will be recognized during the show. Open cattle are checked in on Monday. The regional meetings will be held at 10 a.m., followed by the general membership annual meeting to be held at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday. The board will meet for lunch in the Saddle and Sirloin Club, followed by the Board’s reorganizational meeting. We have new show vests, beginning with the 2011 National Show. We need ring stewards for the national show. Miller will work the Chiangus bulls, Melroe will work the Chianina bulls, Pittman will work the heifers. Counts will ask the Junior Board members who are still in Louisville to assist as well. New Business: Junior activities – The junior advisory committee will meet with the junior board at 3 p.m. on Saturday at the NAILE. Team fitting at the Junior National will be divided into divisions. A joint Stockman’s Contest (between the AJCA and the AJMAA) is being explored. Fitting rules need to be enforced and cattle cannot be pumped. We may need to station two people in the make-up ring to examine each calf for fitting violations. Old Business: Renaming Chimaine, Chiford, Red Chiangus, Chianina – Another exhaustive discussion was held concerning renaming the composites and reclassifying the divisions that show together at ACA sponsored shows

and sales. A decision was tabled until the Board hears the report of the LRP Committee on this topic. New Business (continued): Marketing Trends – Humphrey reported that the Commercial Journal will be reformatted into a magazine style publication. The front and back covers will be in full color, while the inside will be in black and white on newsprint. This will improve the look of the publication, while also holding costs down. A fall issue will also be published, targeting the south and southeast. The winter issue will focus on the Midwest, west and the northeast. Comer reported that he was observing an increase in private treaty and pasture sales. The ACA needs to be in a position to assist breeders with these marketing strategies. The ACJ will have a feature in each issue. The October issue is the Brood Cow Issue. The March issue will be the Herd Bull Issue. Not only will this strategy benefit breeders, but it should also benefit the ACA. The Long Range Planning Committee joined the Board at 4:13 p.m. (Ken Geuns, John Woodroof, Jan Johnson, Jody Foster, Segayle Foster, Wayne Miller and Jerry Schaefer.) Chairman Geuns made the following report. • A concern was raised that a majority of the LRPC members did not participate in the meeting. • The focus should be on Chianina cattle, as opposed to a specific composite. The word “Chianina” needs to be the focal point of marketing, advertising and promotion. • The LRPC endorses the creation of an ACA Foundation as a 501(c)3 nonprofit charitable organization. • The LRPC questions whether it is most practical and efficient for Tyler Humphrey to be located in Platte City, as compared to where a majority of Chianina cattle are located. • The LRPC questions whether decisions impacting the ACA are being made to benefit Chianina breeders and

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October books will close “in the black.” Higgins moved to accept the treasurer’s report, seconded by Miller. Motion carried. Comer presented the year-to-date budget. We are currently running 10% below budget estimates, while expenses are on par with the budget. Registrations – The ACA is currently about 500 registrations behind the previous fiscal year. As compared to one year ago, Chimaines are down 4, Chiangus are down 452, Red Chiangus are up 2; Chifords are up 3; Fullbloods are down 3, and Chianina are down 21; Commercials and foundations were down 50. Transfers: ACA transfers are down 270; of those, Chiangus are down 150, Chimaine are down 108. Committee Reports (continued): Show & Sale – Miller and Higgins reported that a conversation was held with the Dixie National to potentially schedule a Chianina show at their event. Some ideas put forth from the committee include regional female or bull sales. Humphrey has scheduled an on-line sale on February 21 and 22. It will be open to current members and consignments will be screened. He would like to hold a bred female sale in Iowa (possibly in December) and another in Kentucky or Ohio in a live auction format. Another sale is planned for September. Miller complimented the ACA staff on the professional appearance of the national sale catalog. The board commends Humphrey for soliciting an outstanding, quality consignment and Counts for a professional printed catalog that was distributed well in advance of the event. Humphrey updated the board on his blog. His blog is used to keep breeders informed of his travel and activities. He also uses it to post results and photos from shows, sales and herd visits. To find it, Google “hybrid advantage blog” or go to the following website: www.hybridadvantage. blogspot.com

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the beef cattle industry, rather than focusing on the show ring aspect. • The LRPC applauds the decision of the ACA Board in adopting the 6.25% minimum percentage rule. However, the consensus of the LRPC is that the minimum percentage should possibly be higher. Additionally, the Board should monitor and consider whether the minimum percentage rule should apply to all Chianina shows and sales. • The LRPC suggests that the ACA and AJCA consider participating in or sponsoring leadership development conferences or workshops for junior members. • The LRPC supports scheduling multi-breed junior nationals. However, the scheduling of banquets and contests needs to be closely scrutinized. • Is there a better way to name the composites? Three registration categories: Chiangus, Full-blood Chianina, Chianina. • Why have performance measured “flat-lined” in Chianina cattle? The LRPC would like for the ACA Board of Directors to develop incentives (possibly reduced fees) to breeders who provide whole herd reports for performance data. The ACA needs more useful data. • There should be an option to pay on-line for registrations and transfers. • The LRPC should meet annually. Segayle Foster, AJCA Chair, reported that agenda items for their next meeting include: • Adding showmanship to the “three contest rule” • Determining whether steers could be added to the showmanship contest • Redesigning the photography contest, and adding this as an option for the “three contest rule” • Fitting contest could be divided into divisions • The stockman’s quiz could be conducted jointly with the AJMAA stockman’s quiz. • Adult showmanship will no longer be scheduled. The AJCA requests that separate banquets be held at the Jr. National.

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The meeting was recessed for the day at 5:08 p.m. The board meeting will reconvene at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. The meeting reconvened on Saturday, October 29, 2011, at 9:35 a.m. New Business (continued): Updating the ACA Approved Judge’s List –Additions: Dean Elder, IA; Brad McCurry, Sedgewick, Kan.; Patrick Gunn, IN; Jason Hoffman, Thedford, Neb. Higgins moved to accept these four names. Seconded by Miller. Motion carried. Culp moved that the board go into executive session. Seconded by Pittman. Motion carried. Board went into executive session at 9:43 a.m. Executive session ended at 9:47 a.m. Judges recommendation for the 2012 Jr. National –A discussion was held involving the identification of a slate of nominees to submit to the Junior Board for the selection of the 2012 Jr. National judge. Miller moved to return to executive session, seconded by Pittman. Motion carried. Executive session reconvened at 9:58 a.m. The board meeting reconvened at 10:30 a.m. Regional Field Days – Comer suggested that the ACA sponsor four regional field days, organized and staffed by the ACA, in conjunction with a breeder in that region. There would be five primary goals associated with holding regional field days. • To gather together people in a specific region who are interested in Chianina genetics. • Coordinate a junior heifer show, a judging contest or a stockman’s contest, in conjunction with a youthoriented program speaker. • Display cattle from different breeders and producers on display; and schedule a speaker that targets genetics, marketing, performance trends, or other topics of interest to purebred breeders. • A second speaker would target the

commercial breeder and could discuss herd health, nutrition, management, etc. • Assist states in developing, strengthening or revitalizing their state breed associations. The consensus of the board was for the ACA staff to proceed to implement this plan to coordinate four regional field days in 2012. ACA Foundation – Comer presented his plan for developing an ACA Foundation as a 501(c)3 charitable organization. This foundation would be the fundraising arm of the ACA. It will take approximately 30 days to establish the foundation and will cost about $1,000. Comer suggests that the Foundation be launched with the new fiscal year. The board requests that Comer make this presentation at the General Membership Meeting in Louisville. Pittman moved that Comer proceed with establishing the foundation as soon as possible, seconded by Johnson. Motion carried. 2012 – 40th Anniversary of the ACA; 2013 – 40th Anniversary of the ACJ – Comer suggested conducting a two-year celebration of the 40th anniversary of the ACA and the ACJ. This would be kicked off in Denver and Ft. Worth in 2012, launch the ACA Foundation, hold a cake and ice cream birthday celebration at the 2012 Jr. National, and have a big party in conjunction with the national show in Louisville in 2012. The next board meeting will be held at noon on Monday, November 14, at the Saddle & Sirloin Room. Stoppel moved that the meeting adjourn, seconded by Sheets. Motion carried. Meeting was adjourned at 11:37 a.m. Respectfully submitted, Steve Melroe, Chairman Ken Culp, III, Secretary


Around the Ring with… Sydney

Name:.................................................................... Sydney Gehl Birthdate:..........................................................June 28, 1993 Siblings:..................................................... Kodi & Neleigh Gehl Parents:.......................................................Greg & Susan Gehl School you attend/grade:.Freshman at Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kan. Favorite Color:................................................................ Blue Favorite Movie/TV Show:............................Any Disney movie Favorite Singer/Music Group:..................................I have many favorites Favorite Book/Author:...............................I really don’t like to read much. Pet Peeve:.................... When people chew with their mouth open and smack. Favorite Subject in School:..................................................... Math or Ag. Names of your current show calves:......................... Rodney & Sweet Pea Favorite NJHS memory & why:.2010 Junior National because both my sister Kodi and I were in the top 10 together and it was my birthday. Favorite NJHS contest & why:.Salesmanship because I like sales and like to sell cattle. Least Favorite Show Day Task :......................................... Washing calves Would you rather read a book, play cards or fit a calf?............Fit a calf Chocolate or Vanilla:.................................................................... Vanilla Favorite activity outside the showring: ... Livestock judging and hanging out with family and friends. What do you want to be when you grow up?.Undecided, something within agriculture. What quality/skill do you have that you are most proud of?... My public speaking ability and easy going attitude. Early Bird or Night Owl?......................................................... NIght owl Most embarrassing show moment:......................................I was 10 years old and during junior showmanship at a progress show, the fat steer behind me jumped my feeder steer. My steer took off out the gate and rubbed me off on his way out. We caught him and I went back in and finished showmanship, but the judge never saw what really happened. This was kind of embarrassing and very scary at the same time. Why do you show/raise Chi cattle:.My family raises Chi crossed cattle and I enjoy showing Chi cattle and being around all the people who show Chi cattle. Who has been your mentor & why?.... My parents, they are always here for me, help and support me in everything I do. Advice to a new junior starting in the Chi breed:..... Have fun, meet lots of new friends and compete in as many contests as you can. Would we find you on the wash rack or on the blower?.............. Blower One weird habit/fact about you:......... I bake to relax when I am at college. Favorite show animal & why?.My Ak-Sar-Ben Catch-A-Calf, Ketchum, as he was Reserve Catch-A-Calf and had the honor to attend the Purple Ribbon Auction.

Sydney, Kodi & Neleigh Gehl

Kodi Name:.........................................................................................Kodi Gehl Birthdate:............................................................................. July 7, 1997 Siblings:................................................................. Neleigh & Sydney Gehl Parents:....................................................................... Greg & Susan Gehl School you attend and grade:........Freshman at Wheeler Central High School Favorite Color:.................................................................................Blue Favorite Movie/TV Show:...........................................About any comedy Favorite Singer/Music Group:...........It is extremely hard to pick only one! Favorite Book/Author:............................................... I do not read much Pet Peeve:.....................When people drag their feet loud enough to be heard. Favorite Subject in School:...........................................................History Names of your current show calves:.............................. Bessy & Cutemz Favorite NJHS memory & why?.My favorite memory was when I was second high individual at Junior Nationals in Springfield, Ill., in 2010. Favorite NJHS contest & why?. Salesmanship, because I am allowed to tell a judge the strong points of my heifer. Least favorite show day task?............................................Breaking down Would you rather read a book, play cards or fit a calf?...........Fit a calf Chocolate of Vanilla?............................................................... Chocolate Favorite activity outside the show ring:.............................. FFA or Golfing What do you want to be when you grow up?.I am not positive but it will be in the agri-business department. What quality/skill do you have that you are most proud of?................I can talk to about anyone.

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Name:...........................................................................Neleigh Gehl Birthdate:...................................................................June 9, 2000 Siblings:............................................................ Sydney & Kodi Gehl Parents:..............................................................Greg & Susan Gehl School you attend and grade:......6th grade at Wheeler Central Grade School Favorite Color:................................................................... Orange Favorite Movie/TV Show:.............................................Secretariat Favorite Singer/Music Group:..................................... Have many Favorite Book/Author:................ Heartland Series by Lauren Brooke Pet Peeve:....................................... When people call pick-ups, trucks. Favorite Subject in School:.................................................Science Names of your current show calves:....Reba, Humphry & Razzberry Favorite NJHS memory & why?....... ...Last year when my quiz bowl team won, it was my first contest I won at Junior Nationals. Favorite NJHS contest & why? .................................................. I have two favorite contests and they are speech and quiz bowl because I am allowed to show my knowledge in each area. Least favorite show day task?................................. Washing calves. Would you rather read a book, play cards or fit a calf? .... Fit a calf Chocolate of Vanilla?......................................................... Vanilla

Favorite activity outside the show ring:............... Playing basketball What do you want to be when you grow up?..............Veterinarian What quality/skill do you have that you are most proud of?...... My ability to speak to anyone. Early bird or night owl?.................................................Night Owl Most embarrassing show moment:..........................At my first show in Norfolk, I was in junior showmanship and the calf behind me spooked my steer and he pushed me over and I fell down. Why do you show/raise Chi cattle?... I show Chi cattle because it is our family sport and I particularly like Chi cattle. Who has been your mentor & why?............................................. My parents have been my mentor because they have always been there for me and helped me with everything. Advice to a new junior starting in the Chi breed:........................... Always be open to new ideas and make lots of friends. Would we find you on the wash rack or on the blower?..... ...The wash rack, even though I prefer the blower. One weird habit/fact about you:... ....I like to watch the same movie over and over. Favorite show animal & why:..... ...My steer from last year, his name was Theodore and he was the best steer I have ever had.

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Neleigh

Early bird or night owl?.......................................................... Night Owl Most embarrassing show moment:.......When I was showing at Ak-Sar-Ben, I got my show stick stuck in the heifer’s tail in front of me. Why do you show/raise Chi cattle?...My family has raised Chi cattle for 20 years and they are feed efficient cattle that have the show ring look. Who has been your mentor & why?........................ My parents have been my mentors, because my dad is showing me how to better myself and my mom pushes me to be my best. Advice to a new junior starting in the Chi breed:.................................... Do not be shy and meet all the people you can. Would we find you on the wash rack or on the blower?........................ Usually the wash rack, but against my own will. One weird habit/fact about you:........ I am considered the assistant IT at our school, AKA the computer geek squad. Favorite show animal & why:....My steer Bernie, because he was one of the best calves I have shown and 98% of the time he would cooperate.


Upcoming ACA Shows & Sales • Jan. 15 – NWSS Pen Bull & Female Show – 8 a.m. • Jan. 15 – Sale Cattle Evaluation – 10 a.m. • Hybrid Advantage Bull & Female Sale – 1 p.m. • Jan. 27 – Ft. Worth Stock Show Junior Show – 10 a.m. • Jan. 27 – Ft. Worth Stock Show Open Show – Noon

Wishing you the best in 2012

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Nov. 27, 2011 Bargersville, Ind. Sale managed by PrimeTime Inc. Auctioneer – Steve Bonham Sale Average: 85 lots – $323,250................. $3,803 High Selling Open Lots: Lot 4 – $7,400 – MLJM Miss Macho 252Y, a March 2011 halfblood Simmental female.

MaineTainer female sired by GVC Maverick and bred to WAGR Driver.

Sale Average: 90 lots – $270,080................. $3.056

Lot 33 – $7,500 – BIRD/ML 43, a Spring 2010 Steel Force daughter bred to Grizzly sexed heifer semen.

High Selling Open Lots: Lot 13 – $11,250 – HBSC Copper Penny 131Y, a May 8, 2011 heifer sired by Copper Penny.

Lot 42 – $7,500 – ML54, a Spring 2010 MaineTainer female sired by Leroy Brown and bred to WAGR Driver. Lot 59 – $7,500 – ML79, a Spring 2010 MaineTainer female sired by Alias and bred to WAGR Driver sexed heifer semen.

Lot 5A – $6,800 – MLJM Miss Beyonce 1CM, a March 20, 2011 daughter of SLC Sooner and out of Cheetah Girl.

Lot 82 – $7,000 – ML5, a Spring 2010 daughter of SVF Built Right bred to Dreamer Boy 1T.

Lot 10 – $6,500 – Miss Loretta 1313, an April 10, 2011 daughter of Eye Candy.

Lot 38 – $6,000 – A Spring 2010 MaineTainer female sired by SLC Sooner and bred to WAGR Driver.

Lot 8 – $6,250 – MLJM Miss Whiskey 141Y, a March 19, 2011 MaineTainer heifer sired by Irish Whiskey.

Ford Farms/Holt Bros./ Beare Cattle Farms Black Velvet Female Sale

Lot 5B – $4,500 – MLJM Miss Nelly 1CM, a March 20, 2011 daughter of SLC Sooner and out of Cheetah Girl. High Selling Bred Lots: Lot 44 – $8,100 – ML6, a Spring 2010

Dec. 9, 2011 Sioux Falls Regional Livestock, Worthing, S.D.

Lot 2 – $11,000 – HBSC Ms Alternative 5121Y 2CA, a March 22, 2011 daughter of HB Alternative 1CA out of RDD Wiggles. Lot 3 – $10,500 – HBSC Ms Bismark 121Y, a April 1, 2011 daughter of SAV Bismark 5682 out of HBSC Ms Naughty W121. High Selling Bred Lots: Lot 35 – $12,500 – BMCC Gabby 566, a March 2010 commercial female bred to Bushs Super Power 405.

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Martin Livestock Dream Girls Sale

Lot 22 – $6,300 – HBSC Ms Sugar 324U 2CM, an April 8, 2008 daughter of CLNG Alias and out of HBSC Ms Maddie 324P sold bred to Monopoly Money. Lot 20 – $5,000 – FBF Salsa 658S, a Sept. 2006 daughter of Hannibal sold bred to Monopoly Money.

Sale managed by Sears Marketing Services. Auctioneer – Steve Bonham

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Tennessee State Show Cumberland County Fair Aug. 27, 2011

Georgia National Fair Junior Heifer & Steer Show

Georgia National Fair Invitational Steer Show

Perry, Ga. Oct. 8 & 9, 2011 Judge: Joel Judge & Jim Williams

Perry, Ga. Oct. 16, 2011 Judge: Brant Poe

Grand Champion Chianina Heifer HIGG Wild Heart 93W 2CA Sire: RDD Aces High 6N 1CA Exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn. Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer HIGG Xcstasy 03X 2CA Sire: HIGG Remedy 732T 2CA Exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn. Grand Champion Chianina Bull JRBF Emma’s Boy 15R-05X 1CA Sire: JRBF Ace 51N-11T 2CA Exhibited by RiverBend Farm – JJB, Dunlap, Tenn. Reserve Champion Chianina Bull JRBF MR Ace 14M-04X 2CA Sire: RDD Destinys Ace 1CA Exhibited by RiverBend Farm – JJB, Dunlap, Tenn.

Grand Champion Chianina Female DCCI Miss Alias 201X 1CM Sire: CLNG Alias 1CM Exhibited by Dillon Frazier, Moultrie, Ga.

Grand Champion Chianina Steer Exhibited by Megan Crooms, Dudley, Ga.

Reserve Champion Chianina Female Miss Georgia 717 2CM Sire: KBC Troubadour 1CM Exhibited by Lea Crump, Calhoun, Ga.

Reserve Champion Chianina Steer Exhibited by Rachel Powell

World Beef Expo West Allis, Wisc. Sept. 23, 2011 Judge: Jonathan Harfst Grand Champion Chianina Heifer TCC Moo Moo Oz 1CM Sire: Eye Candy 1CM Exhibited by Brenna Thorson, Rudolph, Wisc. Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer ED Kesha 1CM Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Tayton Stolee, Argyle, Wisc.

World Beef Expo Junior Show West Allis, Wisc. Sept. 25, 2011 Judge: Matt Claeys Grand Champion Chianina Heifer SIMM Miss Libby II 2CM Sire: WNT Carnac 88P 1CM Exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.

4th Overall Steer Grand Champion Chianina Steer Exhibited by Cody Corbett, Lake Park, Ga.

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer SCSS Sugar Baby 124Y 1CM Sire: Eye Candy 1CM Exhibited by Justin Witt, Lanark, Ill.x

Reserve Champion Chianina Steer Exhibited by Bo Bailey

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Please submit all show results to Heather Counts, ACA Director of Shows & Activities, for All-American points recording and for inclusion in the ACJ. You may submit results via email at acjeditor@earthlink. net or by fax at (660) 747-7612.


Hoosier Beef Congress

Lima, Ohio Nov. 26-27, 2011 Judges: Wade Rodgers & Chad Holtkamp

Indianapolis, Ind. Dec. 3-4, 2011

Grand Champion Chianina Female – Ring A JSUL Whos Dreaming 1807 1CM Sire: ASHW Who Da Man Exhibited by Conner Cross, Markleville, Ind.

Grand Champion Chianina Steer – Ring A BHN Soapweed 1CM Sire: Smilin Bob 1CM Exhibited by Lindsey Pugh, Louisville, Ohio

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Reserve Champion Chianina Female – Ring A THOM Hollywood Dreams 2CM Sire: Hollywood 183R 1CM Exhibited by Abbie Collins, Germantown, Ohio

Reserve Champion Chianina Steer – Ring A VSC Monopoly 146 1CM Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Hunter Weber, Buckley, Ill.

5th Overall Heifer Grand Champion Chianina Female DICE Rae 1CM Sire: Who Made Who 411F 1CM Exhibited by Karly Kirkpatrick, Avilla, Ind.

ACA Show Reports

Heart of It All BEST Show

Reserve Champion Chianina Female Cyclone 1Y 1CM Sire: MCKY 22 Unforgiven 2CM Exhibited by Auburn Harvey, Straughn, Ind.

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Grand Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring B MPJ Mia 108Y 1CM Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Morgan Tomson, Westport, Ind.

Grand Champion Chianina Steer – Ring B VSC Monopoly 146 1CM Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Hunter Weber, Buckley, Ill.

5th Overall Steer Grand Champion Chianina Steer Exhibited by Kate Wilcox, Bedford, Ind.

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Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring B JSUL Whos Dreaming 1807 1CM Sire: ASHW Who Da Man Exhibited by Conner Cross, Markleville, Ind.

Reserve Champion Chianina Steer – Ring B AM Steer 10 1CM Sire: MCKY 22 Unforgiven 2CM Exhibited by Tyler Heintz, Lakeview, Ohio

Reserve Champion Chianina Steer 3D 2CM Sire: CLNG Alias 1CM Exhibited by Kayla Newsom, Lebanon, Ind.

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ACA Show Reports

Ohio AGR Holiday Classic

Michigan Winter Classic

Columbus, Ohio Dec. 10-11, 2011 Judges: Blake Nelson & Brant Poe

East Lansing, Mich. Dec. 8-10, 2011 Judges: Wes Richie, Jeremy Barber & Kelly Long

Grand Champion Chianina Steer – Ring A BHN Soapweed 1CM Sire: Smilin Bob 1CM Exhibited by Lindsey Pugh, Louisville, Ohio

Reserve Overall Heifer Grand Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring A JPCC Nelly 1CM • Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Megan Hunt, New Madison, Ohio

Overall Champion Market Animal Grand Champion Chianina Steer Candy Man 203Y 1CM • Sire: Eye Candy 1CM Exhibited by Jordon Punches, Allegan, Mich.

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Reserve Champion Chianina Steer – Ring A LSF 02Y 1CM Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Logan Shell, Lancaster, Ohio

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring A THOM Hollywood Dreams 2CM Sire: Hollywood 183R 1CM Exhibited by Abbie Collins, Germantown, Ohio

Reserve Champion Bred & Owned Steer Reserve Champion Chianina Steer Clifford 108Y 1CM • Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Chris Maye, Sherwood, Mich.

Grand Champion Chianina Steer – Ring B BHN Soapweed 1CM Sire: Smilin Bob 1CM Exhibited by Lindsey Pugh, Louisville, Ohio

Reserve Overall Heifer Grand Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring B JPCC Nelly 1CM • Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Megan Hunt, New Madison, Ohio

5th Overall Heifer Grand Champion Chianina Heifer Miss Charlene 13Y 1CM • Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Rebecca Herzog, Paris, Mich.

Reserve Champion Chianina Steer – Ring B LSF 02Y 1CM Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Logan Shell, Lancaster, Ohio

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring B Ms Ace 416Y 1CM Sire: ASHW Who Da Man Exhibited by Tyler Johnk, Hancock, Iowa

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer LFC Dash 1CM Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Michael Hewitt, Hudson, Mich.

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Chiangus & Chiford Cattle

Ned Ellis

Home (334) 227-4446

Chuck Madaris

Office:

Cell: (334) 657-5833

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

Email: talmoranch@aol.com

(334) 288-5049 232 Cruise Rd. Hope Hull, AL 36043

Web site: www.talmoranch.com

illinois

Colorado

Johnson Chiangus Angus Plus Online Bull Sale Bids close Jan. 31, 2012 Sale hosted by cwcattlesales.com

View videos at www.bobjonfarm.com “Professional Sale Management & Marketing Services” Alan Sears 61 Westward Way • Eaton, CO 80615 Home/Office: (970) 454-3986 • Mobile: (970) 396-7521 aksears8@msn.com • www.searsmarketingservices.com

Georgia CHIANGUS Tim & Judy Gilstrap

Terry Johnson 309.337.8440

GF

rse

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

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

indiana Gettinger ChiAngus

Barb Gettinger 3464 S. 325 E. Rushville, IN 46173 (765) 938-1971

P.O. Box 330 Stephens, GA 30667 Roddy Sturdivant

Gehrke Farms

Selling Bulls, Heifers & Steers

Farms, Inc.

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

Drew Johnson 309.337.5700

Gehrke Farms Beef ( 877) LEANBEEF • gehrke.farms@yahoo.com Freezer Beef & Beef Snack Sticks

1355 Wright’s Mill Rd. Commerce, GA 30530

(706) 335-7448 Home (706) 336-8258 Barn

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Talmo Ranch

Alabama

Rob Postin

Jeff & Lisa Gettinger

Sam Gettinger

(765) 561-3130 s.gettinger@yahoo. com www.gettingerchiangus.com

4858 E 200 S Rushville, IN 46713 (765) 561-4434 jlgett@yahoo.com

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

2012 ACA Hybrid Advantage Bull & Female Sale

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2012 • National Western Stock Show • Denver, Colo. ACJ

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Indiana

Guest Ranch

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

Grand Champion Pen of Heifers 2010 North American International Livestock Expo

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

Sale Labor Day Weekend

Home of WRL Tracken Norman

Iowa Mark L. & Caralee Rogers Chiangus Chimaine Club Calves

Larry and Barb Garrett

Chis Made Right Today

R.R. 1 • Douds, IA 52551 (641) 936-4682

Chi-Maine Breeding Stock Quality Alfalfa for Sale

4496 N. Round Barn Rd., Richmond, IN 47374 (765) 935-7384 Email: bgarrett@globalsite.net

C M R T

CHIMAINEs

Clarahan Farms Dennis • Ryan • Neil

Breeders of Chiangus Cattle Scott Trennepohl

Jeff Trennepohl

(765) 620-1700 • cell (765) 779-4528 • home sttrennepohl@yahoo.com

(765) 620-0733 • cell (765) 533-4644 • home

6591 W 625 N • Middletown, IN 47356 5487 N 525 W • Middletown, IN 47356

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

5J Chianina WGM Jeff I – Jeff, a FULLBLOOD CHIANINA, has style, performance (pictured at 14 months weighing 1,500 lbs) and championships in his pedigree. Semen: $15/unit Available from Nichols Cryo-Genetics

Mike & Teresa Rose

Logansport, Indiana (574) 753-4652

Gary & Bev Rose

(515) 965-1551

Jim Johnson • Polk City, Iowa (515) 984-6952 • jjncj1962@gmail.com

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CF Carlada Farms Chiangus Cattle

Johnny & Jane Mounce (606) 871-7922 (H) (606) 305-7880 (C)

591 Warner Rd. Nancy, KY 42544

John & Sue Mounce (606) 871-7505 Visitors Always Welcome

E-mail: jmounce@dishmail.net

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: www.VBSFarms.com

Champagne Farms Fullblood Chianina Bulls & Females Available Chris & Brandhi Howard 5365 West Highway 36 Sharpsburg, KY 40374 606.247.2154 chris.howard@bath.kyschools.us

Michigan

V K R

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

mississippi

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

For Sale: Semen on RDD Mr VRD 105N

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Ventura Farm

Kentucky

Utilizing genetics from Willow Oak Ranch & Circle E Farms 501 Russell Rd.• Noxapater, MS 39346 (662) 724-2685 (home) • (662) 325-2675 (work) • coward@cvm.msstate.edu

Missouri

Turkey Run Cattle Co. Bulls, Bred Females & Open Females for sale private treaty. Jeff, Jill & Carson Faes 29527 Hwy J • Dalton, MO 65245 660.676.9501 (cell) • 660.544.2931 (home) trcjfaes@gmail.com

Lees Cattle Company Fullblood Chianina Chiangus Breeding Bulls & Heifers Brad Lees

3437 Co. Rd. 2560 • Higbee, MO 65257 (816) 213-3941 • lees7832@yahoo.com Follow us on Facebook – Lees Cattle Co

Cattle Company 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)

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Nebraska

North Carolina

Wayne & Barb Ohlrichs

Carolina Chiangus

55943 U.S. Hwy. 275 Norfolk, NE 68701 (402) 371-0695 Cell (402) 649-5804

Chi's, Maines & Angus

Club Calves & Breeding Stock the brand of quality

Visitors Always Welcome! E-mail: ohl@conpoint.com

Ramsey Chiangus Lincoln, Nebraska

Tim Davis & Kids P.O. Box 1347 • Huntersville, NC 28070 (704) 361-3098 tdavis4886@aol.com

North dakota

Customer Focused on Value Traits And Services Producers of Chiangus and Chimaine Breeding Cattle

Bill & Linda Ramsey 5125 South 75th Street • Lincoln, NE 68516 Cell: (308) 380-1549 www.ramseychiangus.com

2009 NWSS Champion Chianina Pen

Visit us at www.schaeferchiangus.com

New jersey

M elroe F arms

RIVERVIEW FARM

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

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 ambielli@earthlink.net

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

Breeding Heifers, Breeding Bulls and Club Calves Now Available For Viewing and Sale Private Treaty • Call for Directions

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Form to Function BFW Hot Iron 1CM

ohio

Hunt Farms TLE, CLU S CAT B  C GU AL N VE IA S H C

Home Phone (937) 548-3050

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


Tennessee

Ron Kreis, Auctioneer 2005 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer Jan, Jeff & Brandon Johnson P.O. Box 337 Dunlap, TN 37327 Office (423) 949-2434 Home (423) 949-3559 email: janbj@bledsoe.net www.riverbendcattle.com

Specializing in Purebred & General Livestock Auctions Ron Kreis Adamsville, OH (740) 796-5242 (740) 683-3235 rtkreis@hughes.net

“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 RichardAlanArnold, President & Manager

oklahoma

Classic Genetics 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

Willow Oak Chiangus Ranch

Bottom Line Genetics For Profit Minded Cattlemen

Woodhaven Farms

Sponsor of

oregon

Chi Genetics Directory

OHIO

Tennessee Chianina Steer & Heifer Futurity

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

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

White Cattle Company Your West Coast Chi Connection Mary Lee & Doris White 74138 Turnout Road • Burns, OR 97720 (541) 589-1476 – Mary Lee (541) 573-6566 – Doris www.whitecattleco.com • maryleewhite@centurytel.net

2355 Peavine Firetower Rd. Crossville, TN 38571 (931) 484-4666

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Texas

David & Dar Lee HCR 4, Box 93 Lockney, TX 79241 (806) 652-3824 (806) 983-7221 cell

Jody & Shawnda Rt. 2, Box 36 Lockney, TX 79241 (806) 652-2383 (806) 983-7225 cell

Jered Shipman • Herdsman/Consultant • (806) 983-7226 Fax: (806) 652-3738 www.fosterbrosfarms.com fosterbros@att.net

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 Steve McHale P.O. Box 302 • Union, WV 24983 (304) 772-3389 • (304) 667-1962 whomadewho1@verizon.net

Mexico Chianina Fullbloods Rancho La Mesa 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

(01152) 811-155-6799 (Trabajo) (011521) 818-396-9380 (Movil) adolfo@chianina.com.mx chianinamx@skype Alvarez 430 sur 64000 Monterrey, N.L. Mexico

ACA Regions/States Northwest region Colorado • Idaho • Montana • Nebraska • North Dakota Oregon • South Dakota • Washington • Wyoming

Northeast Region

E

Circle E Cattle Company Mineral Wells, Texas

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

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BW Ethridge (940) 452-1100

Connecticut • Illinois • Indiana • Iowa • Maine •  Maryland Massachusetts • Michigan • Minnesota • New Hampshire • New Jersey New York • Ohio • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island • Vermont • Wisconsin

Southwest Region Arizona • California • Kansas • New Mexico Nevada • Oklahoma • Texas • Utah

SouthEAST Region Alabama • Arkansas • Florida • Georgia • Kentucky • Louisiana Mississippi • Missouri • North Carolina • South Carolina Tennessee • Virginia • West Virginia


On The Edge of Common Sense

Keep the Faith, A Survival Kit by Baxter Black, DVM

P

resident Carter’s reign was called the time of malaise, defined as a feeling of discomfort. Present times might be described as a time of anxiety. Still hopeful, but with very little trust in the people we put in office. The recession has hit everybody and each of us has to find a way to get through it. We cannot let the niggling dread of what our well-meaning but inept government has wrought bring us down. I’m guessing that there is a segment of our population that doesn’t worry about our economic condition much. They are on both ends of the spectrum; those who live on a private or government pension, or welfare, who pay little or no taxes, and have no doubt the next check is coming… AND…Those who have money in the bank from inheritance or private investment, pay two/thirds of all the country’s income tax, and are confident they can ride it out. Then there are others. Most of us I think. Those who have taken two jobs, moved into a smaller house, laid off employees with regret, are lending support to our friends and relatives, pay the rest of the income taxes, and keep listening to CNN to see when the next shoe will fall. To you who have never quit trying, I offer a short list. It has helped me keep pointed in the right direction. I have never been a man who made goals. That sounds funny from a fellow who can tell you where he will be entertaining next February 24, or May 5th. I pretty much live from today to my next performance road trip. In the meantime I have cows to check, calls to return, things to fix, church, friends to visit, family, and routine responsibilities. In my travels over the years I get to see my friends.

They often say, “We should get together more often.” But, to me, I DO get to see and visit most of them every year or two. That’s a lot considering the distance between our homes. I can’t imagine ever “retiring,” as if this is a real job! During this recession many of us are being forced to face reality, the possibility of lifechanging upheavals, and a cloudy future. Personally, all my responsibilities seem to be swirling and spinning in my mind like puzzles on Wheel of Fortune™. They keep popping up like brush fires which need tended immediately. You put it out and another one flares up! I have given some thought about what is important to me to be able to survive the turmoil that roils around us. What I can personally do that will make a difference…while our leaders fiddle while Washington D.C. burns: KEEP THE FAITH DO GOOD WORKS KEEP YOUR SHOULDER TO THE WHEEL STAY IN TOUCH WITH THOSE YOU CARE ABOUT LISTEN…FIRST BE THANKFUL FOR EACH DAY And if that don’t work, I’ll go back to the drawing board ‘cause I’ve got a lot of chalk.

2012 ACA "Hybrid Advantage" Bull & Female Sale Sunday, January 15, 2012 • National Western Stock Show • Denver, Colorado For more information or to request a catalog, contact Alan Sears at (970) 396-7521

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Services

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Call Today For Free Mail Order Catalog www.sullivansupply.com

Alabama Circle E Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 CK Cattle. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57

Michigan VKR Cattle Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Ventura Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Oregon Grassland Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 White Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . 61

Colorado Sears Marketing Services . . . . . 16, 57

Mississippi Coward, Danny. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Georgia Chi-G Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 RSE Farms, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Talmo Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1, 57

South Dakota Beckett Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44 Holt Brothers. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Missouri ACA Hybrid Advantage NWSS Sale. 16 Chi Connection Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Continental Livestock Services, Inc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Lees Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Turkey Run Cattle Co.. . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Illinois Bucher Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . 13 Gehrke Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Horsley Brothers. . . . . . . . . . . . 13, IFC JCA. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57 Secondino, Jame. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Indiana Four Roses Cattle LLC. . . . . . . . . . . 58 Garrett’s Show Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Gettinger ChiAngus Farm. . . . . . . . 57 Miller, Jeff. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25, 58 Trennepohl Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Wilstem, Inc.. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Iowa 5J Chianina. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Clarahan Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 CMRT. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 EDJE. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Sullivan Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Kentucky Ard Ridge Genetics.. . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Carlada Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 Champagne Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59 VBS Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59

Nebraska Bellar Cattle Company. . . . . . . . . . IBC Nebraska Cattlemen's Classic. . . . . 12 Ohlrichs, Wayne & Barb. . . . . . . . . . 60 Ramsey Chiangus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 New jersey Riverview Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 North Carolina Carolina Chiangus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 North Dakota Melroe Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44, 60 Schaefer Chiangus. . . . . . . . . . . 24, 60

Tennessee Graham Chiangus. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 RiverBend Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Willow Oak Chiangus Ranch. . . . 61, BC

Woodhaven Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 Texas AB’s Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Circle E Cattle Company . . . . . . . . . 62 Foster Bros. Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Schrick Land & Cattle. Ltd.. . . . . . . . 62 Sullivan Supply. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Walter G. Mizes Ranches. . . . . . . . . 62 Whitten, Earl & Bret . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 West Virginia McHale Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62 Mexico Adolfo Fco. Trevino Gil. . . . . . . . . . . 62

Ohio Hunt Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Kreis, Ron. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61 PrimeTime AgriMarketing. . . IFC, IBC Wendt, Kevin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 Oklahoma Classic Genetics. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61

Don’t Miss The Chance to Promote Your Program. Upcoming Advertising Deadlines: March Issue: Feb. 1 2012 Herd Reference Issue: April 1 Contact Heather or Tyler at (816) 431-2808

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Monopoly x Alias

January 29, 2012 - 2 pm CST Wisner Auditorium - Wisner, Nebraska Lunch Served at 1 pm - Refreshments Available All Day 50 Bred Heifers - 26 Herd Sires - 8 Open Heifers More than 60 Registered Maine-Anjou, Chi & Shorthorn Cattle

On Display Now at the Bellar HQ and Sale Day at the Heftie Sale Center just off US 275 in Wisner

Monopoly x Donor 8N Bred to I-80

Monopoly x Pac Man Bred to I-80

Biz Whiz x Maine Bred to Jesse James

Wisner, Nebraska Randy: 402/380-3710 Justin: 402/380-1652

Request your catalog today and view video footage of every animal selling at www.primetimeagrimarketing.com after January 20th.

Monopoly x Angus Bred to In Focus

Tiger Woods x Alias

- April 2011

For more information contact the marketing agent at 419.862.0117 www.primetimeagrimarketing.com


Vol. III No. I

Rogersville, Tennessee

January 1, 2012

2012 Best Black Bulls in America Sale

At the Ranch • Rogersville, TN • 12 noon EST • February 18, 2012 Featuring: 115 Black Bulls & 50 Outstanding Open & Bred Females

ve

• Catalog: 423.272.0225 • Video online after Feb. 10, 2012 • View & Purchase online at www.superiorlivestock.com

• HEY - Watch us on RFD-TV Dish 231 or Direct 345 • Preview starts at 11:30 EST • Buyer #: 800.431.4452

Stru

The Willow Oak Times

Willow Oak Ranch

WOCR Double Star PCA grazing at Willow Oak Ranch. His total Best Black Bulls in America Sales total is $614,590.

You can view the cattle and purchase on the internet at www.superiorlivestock.com

Web site: www.willowoakranch.com E-mail: wocr@kennynachwalter.com Business Office: Richard Alan Arnold 215 W. Broadway, Ste. D President & Manager Rogersville, TN 37857 (423) 272-0225

Scott Coble Cattle Manager (423) 921-4221

John Coble • (406) 254-2548 or (406) 671-1880 (cell)

For a buyer number, call (800) 431-4452

2012 January ACJ  

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