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highly maternal, proven calving ease with carcass merit while maintaining adequate growth.

1,703 females enrolled in WHR Active Cowherd EPDs — CE 3.3

% Rank

BW -0.4 25

WW 17.5

YW 41.5

M 16.0 15

TM 24.7 30

MCE 6.5 20

MB 0.08 30

REA 0.15 15

TM 26.1 20

MCE 6.6 20

MB 0.09 35

REA 0.16 15

2014 Born Replacements — CE 3.8

% Rank

BW -0.4 30

WW 20.3

YW 44.5

M 16.0 9

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103 ETN Loop • Lindsay, MT 59339 Office (406) 584-7520 • Lee (406) 584-7546 • Elner (406) 485-3572

Rogers Bar HR

A Performance Charolais Herd Since 1961! Our Cattle are Backed by Proven Performance: •

127 Females in the Breed’s Top 1% Milk EPD

201 Females in the Top 1% TM EPD

• Our Cattle’s Pedigrees are Stacked with Trait Leaders • Our Cow Herd is Run in the Real World on Grass. •

Rogers Bar HR

Dorotheann Rogers Managing Partner: Doug Rogers

Cell: 601-765-7751

P.O. Box 1718 - Collins, MS 39428


Our Cattle Also Perform Well in the Feed Lot: We Have Won More BIF Feed Tests Than Any Other Charolais Breeder!

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Saturday, October 17, 2015 12:30 PM Rogers Bar HR

Fall “Turn-Out” Bull Sale Selling 75 Charolais Bulls 20 Charolais Heifers 20 Brangus Cows

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Watch the “GIRLS OF

Raise EM Up”

Watch our Website and Facebook page for updated photos and videos see who

MAKES THE CUT for the —

13th Annual Thomas Ranch Private Treaty Steer & Heifer Sale Wednesday September 23, 2015 And see what bulls make the cut for the— 44th Annual Thomas Ranch Bull Sale Tuesday, April 12, 2016 Groups of cows available for sale private treaty.

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Thomas Ranch Troy, VeaBea & Cally Thomas (605) 973-2448 18441 Capri Place, Harrold, SD 57536

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Official Publication of the American-International Charolais Association V o l . 39, N o . 4


ON The Cover–

Photo by Lana Eaton, Eaton Charolais, Lindsay, Mont. Cover by Molly Schoen

22 Bamboo Road Farms

By Linda Eck Uses Balanced Approach To Serve Customer Demand.

27 GENOMICS: Where Are We Going?

By: Jared E. Decker Assistant Professor State Beef Genetics Extension Specialist,

76 Clift Livestock

By Linda Eck Strong Roots Keep Family Focused on Charolais.

86 Randy Schmidt

By Linda Eck Focuses on ‘Better Cattle’ and Creates Demand for Quality Bulls.

134 Dennis Charolais Farm

By Linda Eck Focus on the Future after Texas Drought.

Journal Staff J. Neil Orth CPI President

David Hobbs


Molly Schoen


Kaitlyn Lewis

Advertising Coordinator

Columns 17 24

Field Representatives Refer to page 18

Charolais journal 11700 NW Plaza Circle • Kansas City, MO 64153

phone (816) 464-5977 • fax (816) 464-5759

Charolais Viewpoint by J. Neil Orth

Collaboration = A sustainable system

Junior Viewpoint by Kate Shaffer Opportunities at Hand

Activities & Reference 18 18 20 24

Association Updates New Members Sales Review Miss Charolais USA

30 Show Animals of the Year 89 AICA Membership Directory 150 Calendar 152 Advertisers’ Index

CHAROLAIS JOURNAL ADVERTISING POLICY: Advertising material for any month’s issue must be received in the offices of the Charolais Journal, 11700 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153, by the 25th of the second month preceding the month of publication, i.e., Dec. 25 for the February issue. Full camera-ready advertising copy or full-screened negatives will be accepted until the 1st of the month prior to publication provided notification of copy size, shape, color and other specifications are received by the 25th of the second month prior to the month of publication. If a proof is required, copy must be received by the 20th of the second month prior to publication, i.e., June 20 for the August issue. No copy can be altered or changed, except for typographical error, after the 1st of the month of publication. Any ad copy changes that must be made after the lst of the month will be assessed a 10% additional space charge. All dates and times are herein applicable at the office of the CHAROLAIS JOURNAL, 11700 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153. Charolais Journal (ISSN 0191-5444) is published monthly, except June and July which are combined issues, by CHAROLAIS PUBLICATIONS INC., 11700 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153. Subscriptions: U.S. - $75; U.S. First Class - $100; Canada - $125; Foreign - $125. Single Copies - $7, including postage. For AICA members, $20 of annual dues to AICA are applicable to subscriptions for Charolais Journal. Periodicals postage paid at Kansas City, MO 64153, and additional mailing offices. Standard postage paid at Jefferson City, Mo. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: CHAROLAIS JOURNAL, 11700 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, MO 64153.

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Where Style...Meets Performance

Calves this spring from these ET matings — BJCF Watt Z36 x M&M Ms 8122 0011 Pld WC Benelli 2134 P ET x M&M Ms Stealth 9509 Pld ET M6 New Standard 842 P ET x M&M Ms Stealth 9525 ET We continue to strive for excellence in our female herd. Don’t hesitate to call and stop by the ranch!

805 N. 25th • Perry, OK 73077 Kevin Wiley, Ranch Manager (580) 572-2555 Barn or Office (580) 370-1483 Cell J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 1 5   5

The Results Are In...

2014-2015 Show Bulls of the Year

WC I’ll Have Another ET JDJ Smokester J1377 P ET x OW Miss Marion 0025 ET

Semen: $20 /straw Signing: $35 Available from

GJL Ruidoso 3082

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EPDs:4.2 0.9 42 88 13 2.2 34 0.8

EPDs: 7.8 -2.8 33 62 16 7.0 32 1.3

LT Long Shot 1045 Pld

JDJ Resource Z365 P EPDs: 0.0 3.1 42 71 7 0.4 28 1.3

Keys 38 Special 38Y

EPDs: 0.1 2.1 43 79 3 4.3 24 1.1

LT Maricopa 4194 Pld

Big Creek Game Changer 192 PET

EPDs: 0.0 1.6 23 36 4 -2.9 15 0.6

NEW LT Patriot 4004 PLD

EPDs: 8.3 -1.6 38 72 12 4.4 31 1.3

BJR Hank 984 P

EPDs: 3.3 -0.2 48 89 25 4.8 49 1.6

TR Mr Wrangle Up 2502Z

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EPDs: 1.0 -0.3 42 80 8 -2.3 29 0.4

EPDs: 10.0 -1.1 39 59 6 7.0 26 1.6

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DR STEALTH 574 eatons cross fire 10365 polled eatons leader 2233 pld eatons royal dynasty 6164 pld ec iron man 2027 pld EC No Doubt 2022 pld ec reliable 5043 pld fc turbo 756 pld Gerrard Montezuma 6T pld hbr equalizer 940 pld et Hoo Made Hoo 357Y JAB Drink In My Hand 157 PLD JDJ Resource Z365 P JDJ Royal Trade N134 Pld jdj smokester j1377 pld et jds he’s my king 2038 et pld JWK IMPRESSIVE D040 ET PLD keys 38 special 38y Keys All State 149x keys mchenry 24m pld lc mr southpaw 7090 pld et

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lc suspect 0109 p et lcoc polled value p063S pld Leachman White Gold P002X lt blue value 7903 pld LT BRIDGER 9191 PLD lt easy blend 5125 pld LT LEDGER 0332 PLD lt long distance 9001 pld LT Long shot 1045 pld lt maricopa 4194 pld lt patriot 4004 pld lt polled value 9089 LT Predictable Mac 2059 Pld lt rio blanco 1234 pld LT Thundering wind 5200 pld lt unlimited ease 9108 pld lt western edge 4057 pld M6 Cool Rep 8108 ET m6 fresh air 8165 pld et M6 Full throttle 2138 Pld et m6 function 169 pld et m6 gain & grade 927 pld m6 grid maker 104 pld et M6 new Standard 842 pld Et

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M6 sleep easy 734 pld M6/RC Fresh Air 1138 PLD mt-hls lead on 197/0 nwmsu big time 166 pld NWMSU Platinum 4108 ra big cat 9017 pld raile 2250 to77 pld rc denver 6026 pld riverdale top end h114 et pld schurrtop hcr rancher pld SCR Tuffy 0119 SHF Fire Power 0080 SKYMONT EASE 2078 PLD sparrows madrid 7m pld sr/nc field rep 2158 pld et thomas oahe wind o772 et pld thomas redneck 2609m pld three trees wind 2638 et pld tr mr fire water 5792r et pld TR Mr Wrangle Up 2502Z TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET pld TR PZC Holywater 9777 ET Pld tr red smoke pld

ttr-ohf beyond the grid pld vcr sir duke 914 pld VFF Time Out 172Y VPI Free lunch 708 T wc benelli 2134 p et wc big ben 9036 pld WC I’ll Have Another ET WC-nc cash flow 8015 p wc-tnt apollo 9027 p wcr kingsbury 116 p wcr prime cut 764 pld WCR Polar Vortex 324 P wcr sir duke 7340 pld wcr sir impressive 8191 pld WH Triple Play 201 PLD wia man tracker 150 pld Winn Mans Lanza 610S PLD WR Wrangler W601 Pld

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WC Blue Dutchess 9029


Southern Elvira 696S ET


Bluegrass x VCR Miss Duchess 9506 P ET Matings by LT Sundance, M6 Grid Maker, M6 Bells & Whistles and M6 New Standard

Duke 914 x Baldridge Elvira 62D ET Matings by LT Sundance and M6 Bells & Whistles

SC Miss Barbra 1254 P ET


Bridger x Swan Barbra M084 P ET ET Matings by LT Sundance

169 Satterfield Farm Rd • Norfork, AR 72658 Loyd & Joanne Mark & Nancy Home: (870) 499-5379 Home: (870) 499-7151 Cell: (501) 944-9274 J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 1 5   9

Introducing the Future.

VCR Legendary 462 Pld

M851801 AWW/R: 851 lbs./119 AYW/R: 1,449/113 Ledger x Duke 914 x Mac 3334 EPDs (Rank): CE: 8.5 (10) BW: -0.2 (35) WW: 43 (2) YW: 50 (35) M: 15 (15) MCE: 5.6 (35) TM: 37 (1) SC: 1.2 (4) REA: 0.38 (35) MB: 0.20 (10) • Dam records lifetime ratios of WW: 111 and YW: 106 on 5 calves.

Substance + Performance

Vedvei Charolais

Alan & Deb Vedvei 44213 204th St. • Lake Preston, South Dakota 57249 (605) 847-4529 • 2000 AICA Seedstock Producer of the Year

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Dakota Standard IV VCR Female Production Sale

With Guest Consignors – Jensen Charolais Ranch, One Penny Ranch & JM Ranch

—NEW DAY— Friday, November 13, 2015 At the Ranch • Lake Preston, SD It’s All About the Cowherd

753) RD 842 P ET (EM756 M6 NEW STANDA10 , 1, Milk 11, TM 38, SC 2.6

BW -0.7, WW 49, YW 0.20 CW 56, REA 1.49, Marb and Multiple Trait Leader • Current AICA WW, YW l ch $40,000 high selling bul Ran is open heifer • 2015 Hubert Charola ing sell h hig 0 ,00 $23 Female Sale bull • 2014 Wright Charolais ing sell h is Bull Sale $16,750 hig 000 3rd high $6, • 2015 Valley View Charola and er sell h hig Bull Sale $7,500 • 2015 Myron Runft 25th seller , $7,300, $7,250 top 4 d Bull Sale $8,000, $7,500 22n ms Far n erso Pet 5 201 • high sellers ing bull h Bull Sale $8,750 high sell • 2015 Kansas Bull Test 74t ,000, $11,500, $12 0, ,00 24th Bull Sale $13 ndsons • 2014 Fink Beef Genetics 5 high sellers are sons or gra $11,000 and $11,000 top bull for Cavender ing sell h t Bull Sale $8,000 hig trus ene /G der ven Ca 4 201 • high selling bull, Ranch Sale $25,000 (1/2 int) 2nd ale Fem & l Bul ing Spr M6 l and $10,000 high • 2015 ,000 (1/2 int) high selling bul daughter produced the $45 selling bred heifer h selling donor, ale Sale $36,00 (1/2 int) hig • 2014 M6 Fall Bull & Fem int) 6th high selling bull 3 (2/ 0 ,50 $10 ing bull, and $22,000 (2/3 int) high sell ntact Bovine Elite, LLC. • $30 unit/$40 signing. Co ET (EM770701) , M6 COOL REP 81,08 7, TM 32, SC 1.3 lk Mi 77 BW 0.7, WW 50, YW 0.01 CW 24, REA 0.80, Marb

YW Trait Leader • Current AICA WW and $22,000 (2/3 int) 3rd 0 (1/2 int) high selling bull, ,00 $45 0 5th high selling • 2015 M6 Bull Sale high selling bull, and $12,00 high selling bull, $20,000 4th bull 2nd high selling bull, ale Sale $21,000 (2/3 int) • 2014 M6 Fall Bull & Fem ing bull calf split, sell calf split, $15,000 high $19,000 high selling heifer h selling bull, and hig 4th int) 3 l, $13,000 (2/ $14,000 2nd high selling bul selling bull $10,500 (2/3 int) 5th high Charolais bull in the 5,000 (1/2 int) high selling $10 e Sal l Bul l Fal M6 3 • 201 nation ntact Bovine Elite, LLC. • $30 unit/$40 signing. Co 92) STLES 258 P (M8290 M6 BELLS & WHI86 , SC 1.1, 34 TM , 10 lk Mi , BW 0.5, WW 48, YW 0.06 CW 34, REA 1.04, Marb at start but the best and ver y well received. Gre d ane we n bee e hav ves cal • First is yet to come! heifer and $4,500 2nd e $6,600 high selling open • 2015 Central Kentucky Sal high selling open heifer 600 high selling open heifer high selling heifer • 2015 Renisance Sale $4, us 4th Female Sale $8500 Ang & is rola Cha eld terfi Sat • 2015 s heifer at side, $7500, ing pair with Bells & Whistle calf split, $12,000 high sell s pregnancies d heifers carry Bells & Whistle fer and $13,500 $7000 top 2 high selling bre hei n ope ing e $14,000 high sell Sal ale Fem ing Spr M6 5 • 201 2nd high selling open heifer Elite, LLC. October to the public through Bovine le ilab ava en Sem sh! Fla • News ing 10, 2015, $30 unit/$40 sign

to all who have supported our program!

M6 FALL BULL & FEMALE SALE Saturday, October 10th, 2015

) 3115 P ET (EM844SC4841.5 M6 SLAM DUNK 74 , , 31 TM , Milk 9,

BW 0.7, WW 43, YW 0.04 CW 30, REA 0.85, Marb Bull Sale ing Spr M6 er at the 2015 • $45,000 (1/2 int) high sell Extreme Cow Power! and e anc form Per it Tra ltiple • Body and Balance with Mu brother, and $12,000 full er/ sell ,000 3rd high $22 e Sal l Bul ing Spr M6 5 • 201 brother or dam, $21,000 (2/3 int) 5th high seller/full ,000 (1/2 int) high seller/don $36 e Sal ale Fem l Fal M6 selling • 2014 l/full brother, $19,000 high (2/3 int) 2nd high selling bul maternal grand dam or/ don ing sell h hig 3rd $21,000 ilable! Contact ava • Split off heifer/full sister, still es kag $750 semen pac and 500 $1, of ply sup ited • Lim ts/15 signings units/30 signings or 15 uni M6 for semen packages 30


Kevin & Jessica Moore 2929 Oak Hill Rd • Alvarado, TX 76009 E-mail: Website: Kevin Moore (817) 822-7109

Where Performance and Carcass LOOK GOOD! JUNE/JULY   11 2015

MODERN DAY MOMMA! Raising a fast gaining calf while hitting homeruns with her ET career!

Sired by Oakdale Duke 9003P, 213 stacks generations of current and historical Trait Leaders. Her dam, HBR Lady Cannon 847 P, is also the dam of Rogers’ proven calving ease sire, Harlan’s Keystone. 847’s dam 850, records lifetime WWR: 105 and YWR: 113 on 12 natural calves.

DESCO OD Duke Duanne 213 P F1158404


CE 4.8 % Rank 35

BW -0.1 30

WW 31 20

YW 61 15

Available Duanne Sire

M 29 1

TM 45 1

SC 1.3 2

REA 0.15 50

Thanks to Glenmary Farm for purchasing 1/2 interest in Duanne 213!

MB 0.01 55

213 Embryos (*Exportable)

Est. EPD: CE

LT Reward 2348 P

7.3 5.2

BW -0.8 0.8

*WR Travel Agent A602P



LT Ledger 0332 P

MCE 3.8 55

WW 32 40

YW 67 80

M 23 25

MCE 6.0 3.8

TM 40 45

SC 1.5 1.6

REA 0.51 0.60

MB 0.20 0.14









Future Flushes planned to LT Rio Bravo DA Passport

Embryos Available —

Dam: IQCR Ms Blossom’s Wind Y6 Wind x Easy Profit x Mac 112 Sire: LT Ledger 0332 P Est. EPD: CE


BW -0.4

WW 28

YW 56

M 12

MCE TM 7.9 26

SC 1.4

REA 0.49

MB 0.19

Embryo Transfer & Donor Boarding Available AETA Certified

Exportable embryos available from Lily 401 P (Ledger x Y6) and WR Travel Agent A602 P.

daren statler, dvm Tom Nixon 21496 River Road Rapidan, VA 22733 (540) 672-7396 12  

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6651 Valley Camp Rd. Greencastle, PA 17225 (717) 729-6453



Thank You

2015 Bull & Female Buyers John Allison, KY Marvin Brown, MO Randy Schmidt, NE Ron Siruta, KS Ambrosier Ranch, KS 2 Saun Farms, OK Lindskov Ranch, SD Kim Batman, KS Roy Charolais, LA Northwest Missouri State Univ., MO Bobby Perry, GA Dallas Volk, NE Darren York, KS Dennis Schoeling, OK Sleepy Valley Farms, NJ Kenneth Gerstberger, KS Elmer Maddux, OK SW&S Cattle, TX Gary Moss, KS Overturf Cattle, KS Shawn Jacobs, KS Broberg Charolais, NE Tyler Hills, KS

Scott Schertz, KS Malcolm Lamb, OK Drake Clark, KS Jeff Bethell, KS John Williams, OK Rex Wempen, NE Gary Switzer, OK Jeff Ridder, KS Cody Forsberg, KS Selensky Farms, KS Randy Kaufman, KS J&L Charolais, MO West Fork Ranch, NE Don Eveland, MN Dean Cramer, KS Griffith Ranch, KS Garth West, NE McDaniel’s 3MC Charolais, IA Grace Farms, MO Brian Ingram, MI Campbell Charolais, MO Vaughan Family Ranch, KS Sam Carlson, MO

4007 Pld

High-Selling Bull - $40,000 to John Allison, Newcastle, KY

Ranch Manager: David Carter

BW: 94 lbs. WW/R: 789/112 YW/R: 1336/111 SC: 44 cm EPDs: CE: 7.5 BW: 0.1 WW: 35 YW: 73 Milk: 19 MCE: 5.1 TM: 37 SC: 1.5 REA: 16.06 Ratio: 118 IMF: 2.96 Ratio: 111 Sire: M6 New Standard 842 P Dam: Miss HCR Randi 6411 — Average WW Ratio on 6 calves: 107.8 Semen: $20/straw; $35/signing fee

Hubert Charolais Ranch

510 Maple Ave. Oakley, KS 67748 David & Shelby Hubert (785) 672-3528 (785) 672-2540 cell

54 years in the Charolais Business J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 1 5   13

WCR Sir Duke 7340 M745064 2015 #4 AICA Multiple Trait Leader

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Bamboo Ledger of F216 2323 ET Sire: Ledger


Maternal Foundation... 479

F1030013 Sire: 914


EF1082469 Sire: Cigar

799 F1064929 Sire: 261

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We invite all inquires and visitors. J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 1 5   15 JEFF ESCHENBAUM 605.860.0505

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J. Neil Orth, Executive Vice President



Collaboration = A sustainable system Changing the production landscape. We all know ranching isn’t for the weak at heart. In addition to all other

admirable character traits necessary for success in the beef business, having a strong heart, vis-à-vis, and indomitable determination is an absolute. For nearly half a decade, farmers and ranchers in many parts of the country have been faced with almost daily decisions to keep or cull cattle because of drought. Crops failed and forage resources burned up and blew away with the hot Texas summer winds. Livestock water sources evaporated. Public water reservoirs in many cities and towns have been rationed for more than three years. Cattle numbers dwindled to historic lows and many producers chose to exit the business. Many thought leaders and bankers pondered just how many years it would take for pastures to recover if and when the rains came. Then, the rains came. And, the rains kept coming. To date, many areas of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas have had more rainfall since May 15, than fell in all of 2014. Cities that rationed water for years have now opened floodgates. Although the rains have literally saved cow-calf producers in many parts of

animal scientists and progressive seedstock and commercial beef producers, reliable and improved technologies such as expected progeny differences (EPDs), artificial insemination, embryo transfer and genomic testing have forever changed the beef production landscape. Progressive cattle feeders recognized the importance of having cow-calf producers with “skin in the game” to retain ownership and learn, first hand, the value of the genetics they were producing and sending up the food chain. Through this new price discovery, and possibly for the first time, a cow-calf producer saw what his product was worth. More importantly, new technology was evolving to give seedstock producers tangible data to make informed breeding decisions. Always formidable negotiators, the packers were unmerciful in their scrutiny of every grid formula. Yet, major packers ultimately got onboard with value-based marketing as a means to form a consistent supply chain of predictable, high quality beef with the potential to fit product into a variety of branded beef boxes. Packers realized as carcass quality and performance was shared downstream, everyone benefitted.

“Progressive cattle feeders recognized the importance of having cow-calf producers with “skin in the game” to retain ownership and learn, first hand, the value of the genetics they were producing and sending up the food chain. ” the country, farmers have paid a heavy price in crop losses. That’s the bitter irony of production agriculture. An economic boon to cow-calf producers almost always signals losses in the feeding and processing sectors of the beef business. Conversely, when the feeding and processing sectors are profitable, coffee shop conversation is far less enjoyable for cow-calf producers. The concept of a value-based marketing system was designed in part to mitigate the volatility of speculative cash markets and develop a more pragmatic pricing formula based on real value. For the system to work, formula-pricing discussions focused on creating incentives for the grassroots producer to invest in an ideology that was completely opposite to traditional commodity pricing. The inclusiveness of a value-based pricing system would eventually encourage information exchanges up and down the production chain. Obviously, value-based marketing didn’t happen overnight. In fact, it’s taken more than a quarter century for the system to evolve. The concept had promise, but without an infrastructure to collect carcass data and commitment to sharing it, winners and losers were still too often dictated by the highs and lows of a speculative cash market. Through massive efforts of land grant universities, breed associations,

In 25 years of access to a pricing system based on value, the ultimate winner is the consumer. A quick check of indicates there are 99 certified beef programs with individual specifications in America. Some brands are local, some regional and some can be enjoyed around the world. Some brands are breed specific and other brands qualify carcasses based entirely on grade and yield. Possibly most important is the fact that all sectors of beef production were involved in the process. Not always in agreement or without failure, the system that evolved works and contributes to, not just a beef producer’s sustainability, but, the viability of an entire production system. By now, many of you know that Robert Williams, Director of Breed Improvement for AICA for 17 years, has taken another position in the beef industry. Robert was instrumental, on behalf of AICA through National Beef Cattle Evaluation, in the development of across breed EPDs. He worked diligently to implement AICA’s whole herd reporting system. He collaborated with many land grant universities to conduct industry relevant research. Robert worked tirelessly to provide genetic evaluation tools and include genomic information in genetic evaluation. Williams wore many hats in his role at AICA. We thank Robert for his years of service and commitment to Charolais and wish him continued success.


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Bert Briggs 1981 Hinds Road Blountsville, AL 35031 Cole Farm 1949 Belle River Drive Selma, AL 36701 Chandler G Langley  5307 County Rd 54 Camp Hill, AL 36850 Frank E Roden 114 Steele Station Road Gadsden, AL 35901

Arkansas James Nickolas Edington  2575 Hwy 328 E Maynard, AR 72444 Matt E Loggains 4431 Larkin Road Violet Hill, AR 72584 Fred Simmons 11626 N Hwy 71 Mountainburg, AR 72946


Ken Jones 22495 Cabrillo Hwy Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

Colorado Jessica M Dexter  2548 1600 Rd Delta, CO 81416


Patrick S Hafner 309 Rt 7 N Falls Village, CT 06031

Georgia Ky Wesley Alford  PO Box 128 Bowman, GA 30624 Caley Driggers  138 Coxwell Dr Ashburn, GA 31714 Jesse A Robertson 3723 Lower Fayetteville Rd Newnan, GA 30265 Julia R Todd  630 Coin Road Dawsonville, GA 30534


Bertsche Farms PO Box 522 Flanagan, IL 61740 Clary Creek Cattle Company 13733 Gum Ave Tullula, IL 62688 Morgan M Moore  4522 Alton Commerce Pwy Alton, IL 62002

Indiana Trey HT Craig  398 Art Gallery Road Bedford, IN 47421 Braydon K Reiboldt  6549 S Kierker Road West College Corner, IN 47003 Trevor J Reiboldt  6549 S Kierker Rd West College Corner, IN 47003


Bailey Cattle Farms 14755 450th St Laurens, IA 50554

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Ciara M Galvin  1118 Hwy S Pleasantville, IA 50225

Dylan Hackett  4810 75th Ave NE Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Riley P Kostelecky  34575 County Rd 117 Sidney, MT 59270

Zane A Ricketts  2954 East 44th Place Tulsa, OK 74105

Taytum A Goodman  1451 US Hwy 70 Earth, TX 79031

Reid H Nichols  61228 Oxford Rd Atlantic, IA 50022 Roekcer Cattle Co PO Box 113 Denison, IA 51442

Rylee R Hackett  4810 75th Ave NE Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Tana S Kostelecky  34575 County Rd 117 Sidney, MT 59270 Paulson-Triangle Bar PO Box 1334 Choteau, MT 59422

Pennsylvania Jenna Myers 

Trace J Goodman  1451 US Hwy 70 Earth, TX 79031

Claire L Terhaar  2046 Adair Madison Ave Winterset, IA 50273

Shelby R Hartwig  37002 230th Ave Albany, MN 56307

Jenna N Tlach  5856 Hwy 92 Prole, IA 50229

Riley H Hecht  16658 283rd Ave Paynesville, MN 56362

Emmalea J Watje  PO Box 641 Lake Park, IA 51347

Carlie C Jackson  23627 450th Ave Sanborn, MN 56083

Jake A Weber  2913 Q Ave Parnell, IA 52325

Abigail L Jopp  24108 County Road 12 Richmond, MN 56368

Karlie J Wosepka  1102 Robertson Road Waverly, IA 50677

Madison I Krause  12431 County 3 NW Pine Island, MN 55963


Emma R Marthaler  3748 E 170th St Rosemount, MN 55068

Dylan R Anderson  PO Box 14 Leonardville, KS 66449 Mariah L Crenshaw  591 SW 10th Ave Anthony, KS 67003 Brook H Staten  61625 Larkspur Rd Olsburg, KS 66520

Kentucky Hannah Grace Cruse  467 Concord Rd Richmond, KY 40475

Maryland Jennifer O Brown  3235 Old York Rd White Hall, MD 21161 Nick R Wolf  4403 Upper Beckleysville Rd Hampstead, MD 21074


Katelyn M Hartwig  37002 230th Ave Albany, MN 56307

Austin J Mc Allister  3205 County SW Pine River, MN 56474 Jerrod H Quade  19184 190th St NE Paynesville, MN 56362 Adam J Scapanski  1915 35th Ave NE Sauk Rapids, MN 56379

Nebraska Krynn A Arbuck  1507 Road A Fairmont, NE 68354 Boonedox Cattle Company 41060 Sand Valley Road Gothenburg, NE 69138 Arena M Fetty  41060 Sand Valley Rd Gothenburg, NE 69138 Sage K Gideon  16006 W Wood River Road Wood River, NE 68883 Taylor N Heim  6508 Ranch Road Plattsmouth, NE 68048 Cydnee J Huxtable  8080 S 90th Road Wood River, NE 68883 Abraham LS Werner  41060 Sand Valley Rd Gothenburg, NE 69138

New Mexico

Douglas N Powers 415 S Third Tucumcari, NM 88401

New York

Conner Shepersky  809 W 4th St Litchfield, MN 55355

Emily M Lewis  158 Camp Medusa Road Medusa, NY 12120-1614

Lauren M Verlinde  2262 205th Ave Tracy, MN 56175

Hunter J Martin  1867 CR 31 Lisbon, NY 13658

Payton E Waage  19906 St Hwy 32 Greenbush, MN 56726

Tanner B Martin  1867 CR 31 Lisbon, NY 13658


North Carolina

340 Hess Farm Road York, PA 17403

Jonah Pitts  2074 Springwood Road York, PA 17403

South Carolina

Bill Mc David 147 Lake Rd Easley, SC 29643 Taylor L Thomas  613 Pointe Wildwood Dr Seneca, SC 29678

South Dakota Ty R Bergh 

44226 155th St Florence, SD 57235 Chloey C Hansen  401 East 6th Ave Redfield, SD 57469 Harlee M Heim  37951 218th St Wessington Springs, SD 57382 Storm E Johnsen  37250 190th St Wessington, SD 57381 Sydney C Johnsen  37250 190th St Wessington, SD 57381 Landen M Mack  17390 Sheridan Road Watertown, SD 57201 Colton J Michalek  24083 SD Hwy 50 Chamberlain, SD 57325 Reppe Ranch 15535 417th Ave Conde, SD 57434


Cubby Creek Farms 848 Griffintown Road Sparta, TN 38583

Randy Ryals Brittany P De Molles  53 Grayson Road 272 River St Hattiesburg, MS 39401 West Bridgewater, MA 02379

Mattie A Harward  28978 Misenheimer Road Richfield, NC 28137

Clinton P Howard  Ryanne E Crutcher  304 River St West Bridgewater, MA 02379 8808 N Grammercy Ln Fair Grove, MO 65648

North Dakota

Eric & Alyce Woodard PO Box 35 Lehr, ND 58460

Garrett F Buchholz  1370 St Clair Road Ennis, TX 75119

Caden T Hoover  Charles Zachary Godde  1744 County Road 150 53068 County Rd 653 Carthage, MO 64836 Paw Paw, MI 49079 Julian Le Riche  Minnesota 3668 Madison Ave Kansas City, MO 64111 Brady R Blair  13452 240th Ave Evan C Summers  Glenwood, MN 56334 111 Sunset Dr Slater, MO 65349 Clay M Blair  13452 240th Ave Austin J Yokley  Glenwood, MN 56334 9051 Main St Curtis L Blair Altenburg, MO 63732 13452 240th Ave Montana Glenwood, MN 56334 Keaten A Kostelecky  Michael T Goulet  34575 County Rd 117 10129 75th Ave NE Sidney, MT 59270 Foley, MN 56329


Alison E Clements  851 Clements Road Bowie, TX 76230



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Matthews Cattle Company, LLC 6768 Covington Cove Canfield, OH 44406 Chris W Tooms  1105 Rix Mills Road New Concord, OH 43762


Clyde Goodson 972 S Sawmill Road Atoka, OK 74525 Jessie K Heidlage  PO Box 326 Claremore, OK 74018 Ladd Jackson 32130 CS 2670 Anadarko, OK 73005



Aguirre Ranch 10096 FM 529 Rd Bellville, TX 77418

Clayton K Hart  13819 CR 4196D Henderson, TX 75654 Payton D Hemmitt  4599 Hwy 159 La Grange, TX 78945 Ian Charolais 3161 N US Hwy 83 Roma, TX 78584 Albert Kopesky 3790 W FM 1644 Franklin, TX 77856 Peyton N Murley  1023 CR 162 Gainesville, TX 76240 Seth Partney 814 VZ CR 4703 Ben Wheeler, TX 75754 Robert Sanchez III  204 Guadeloupe St Cotulla, TX 78014 Ally B Stapleton  5236 FM 1502 Detroit, TX 75436 Timber Creek Charolais 410 CR 243 Afton, TX 79220 Nataleigh C Valles  510 E Meek St PO Box 447 Texline, TX 79087 Tom “Andy” Vestal 2905 Coronado Dr College Station, TX 77845 Taylen P Wallis  334 S Cedar Ridge Circle Robinson, TX 76706 Cassie M Weishuhn  16889 FM 765 Eola, TX 76937

Washington Cora M Clift 

3231 Lyons Road Ellensburg, WA 98926 Jean P Dubois 520 Haller Creek Road Colville, WA 99114


L B Clement  851 Clement Road Bowie, TX 76230

Cal D DeWitt  7016 S Carvers Rock Road Clinton, WI 53525 Mike Koller 602 Heyden Lane Green Bay, WI 76227

Stephanie D Clement  851 Clement Rd Bowie, TX 76230

Sarah J Lillesand  W 3272 County A North Sheboygan Falls, WI 53085

Nathan A Derden  212 West Jefferson St Palmer, TX 75152 Keithen G Dobyns  PO Box 459, 198 CR 304 George West, TX 78022 Mason T Field  8818 CR 101 Celina, TX 75009

 indicates AIJCA membership

View Junior National Live!

The 2015 AIJCA Junior National Show and Leadership Conference will be held July 5-10 at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, Minn. If you are unabe to attend, you may watch the shows live at www.LiveAuctions.TV. Instant results will be posted on the AIJCA Facebook page. Advertising Deadline The Cattleman’s Source

The deadline to place advertising in the 2015-2016 Cattleman’s Source is August 1. Contact your field representative about advertising opportunities. Performance Deadline

Make sure your performance data is included in the Fall 2015 Sire Summary Analysis. Data must be submitted by July 15th to be included. Think ahead! Be sure to have your genomic data sent to the lab. New Features for the Online Registration System

AICA’s online system has several newly enhanced features. Log in with your breeder number and password and you’ll find additional reports listed under the “My Reports” tab. The new Sire/Dam Performance Summary gives options to print lifetime records on individual animals or all active sires and or dams. You also have the option to get reports by calving year. Many other reports are available including performance reports and ultrasound reports. Ultrasound barn sheets can be generated using the report function. You have the option to print barn sheets by calving year or by individual animals. Printing quick copies of individual certificates is another useful enhancement of the “reports” function. Members use the Herd EPD reports to keep up on the most current numbers for the animals in their herd. This list can be sorted by sex and listed in several different orders. There is also the option to choose a birth date range. Under the “tools” tab, you will find a new “Data Export” button. This data export gives you the flexibility to export data on animals in your herd and use those data files in your own management packages. You can download and save the files directly to your computer in a CSV (can be opened in Excel) format. There are many options within this feature including selecting the type of animal to export and specific data.

AMERICAN-INTERNATIONAL CHAROLAIS ASSOCIATION 11700 N.W. Plaza Circle  Kansas City, MO 64153  Phone: (816) 464-5977 Fax: (816) 464-5759  E-Mail:  Website:


Executive Vice President J. Neil Orth  ext. 101

Recording Secretary Marilou Wegner  ext. 400

Director of Activities David Hobbs  ext. 200



Bill Nottke 11027 Chateau Chura Sunset Hills, MO 63128 (314) 843-2930

Vice President

John Chism 1442 Lillie’s Ferry Road Winchester, KY 40391 (859) 744-8909

Director of Breed Improvement & Foreign Marketing Robert Williams  ext. 103


Youth Activities Coordinator Kaitlyn Lewis  ext. 201


Administrative Assistant Affiliates Coordinator Judy Clements  ext. 102

Georgeanne Webb 317 Old Vineland SCH Easley, SC 29640 (864) 246-6203 Bill Romans 3801 Old Stage Rd Harper, OR 97906 (541) 358-2921



Larry Lehman P.O. Box 700 Tioga, TX 76271 (972) 529-8723

Asst. Recording Secretary Maggie Smithee  ext. 401


Lewis Meyer  ext. 300

To use the extension numbers listed for the above staff, phone (816) 464-2474.

FIELD STAFF Southeast Representative

Floyd Wampler 207 Sparger Rd. Bristol, TN 37620-8846 cell - (423) 612-2144

Southwest Representative Wes Chism 3700 W 19th Ave, Apt. D 6, Stillwater, OK 74074 cell - (281) 761-5952

North Central Representative Colt Keffer 7376 N 85th Street Omaha, NE 68122 Cell - (765) 376-8784

West Representative

Andy Rest 1633 Main Street Suite A, PMB 312 Billings, MT 59105 cell - (406) 670-5678

Other Regions

Call the AICA office. (816) 464-5977

President J. Neil Orth

Board of Directors Bill Nottke John Chism Georgeanne Webb Bill Romans


Chairman & Trustee Larry Lehman


Alan Vedvei Harlin Hecht J. Neil Orth Kaitlyn Lewis

AICA DIRECTORS BY AREA Area 1 Bill Romans 3801 Old Stage Rd Harper, OR 97906 (541) 358-2921

Area 9 Nathan Reinhart 70 Songbird Road Pleasant Plains, AR 72568 (870) 613-3057

Area 2 Dennis Metzger 22600 Blue Jay Ln Anderson, CA 96007 (308) 544-6445

Area 10 Robb Creasey 7500 E 1450th St. Macomb, IL 61455 (309) 354-3223

Area 3 Troy Thomas 18441 Capri Place Harrold, SD 57536 (605) 973-2448

Area 11 John Chism 1442 Lillie’s Ferry Road Winchester, KY 40391 (859) 744-8909

Area 4 Spencer Schrader 2118 Oxbow Rd Wells, KS 67467 (785) 488-2135

Area 12 Jimmy Ray Parish 506 Holly Hills Rd #92 Columbus, MS 39705 (662) 312-8372

Area 5 Larry Ludeke P.O. Box 186 Liverpool, TX 77577 (832) 439-4666

Area 13 Silas Maxwell 1120 Welcome Grove Rd Mosheim, TN 37818 (423) 552-4072

Area 6 Bradley Bracewell 737 Hill Rd Tioga, TX 76271 (940) 230-3265

Area 14 Dotty Macy 1039 Heaps Rd Street, MD 21154 (772) 713-4061

Area 7 Marty Lewis 9411 W 56th St S Monroe, IA 50170 (515) 250-2362

Area 15 Georgeanne Webb 317 Old Vineland SCH Easley, SC 29640 (864) 246-6203

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Area 8 Mike Schumacher 14809 Pike 139 Bowling Green, MO 63334 (573) 324-2528 term expires 2017

Fundraising Chairman

Larry Lehman


Breed Improvement

Junior Council

VICE CHAIRMAN John Chism Area 11 Director

VICE CHAIRMAN John Chism Area 11 Director

VICE CHAIRMAN Linda Hickam 14042 Hwy FF Thompson, MO 65285 (573) 682-3470



Long Range Planning

VICE CHAIRMAN Laci Bracewell 737 Hill Rd. Tioga, TX 76271 (940) 230-3265

VICE CHAIRMAN Wade Small HC 35 Box 30 Mountain City, NV 89831 (208) 243-1813

VICE CHAIRMAN Harlin Hecht 16732 283rd Ave Paynesville, MN 56362 (320) 243-4386



Rules & Ethics

CHAIRMAN Robb Creasey Area 10 Director

CHAIRMAN Larry Ludeke Area 5 Director

VICE CHAIRMAN Jeannine Doughty P.O. Box 523 Harrisonville, MO 64701 (816) 616-8838

VICE CHAIRMAN Bill Romans Area 1 Director

VICE CHAIRMAN Bill Romans Area 1 Director

CHAIRMAN Richard Clark P.O. Box 9 Tazewell, TN 37879 (423) 626-5892

CHAIRMAN Mike Schumacher Area 8 Director

CHAIRMAN Nathan Reinhart Area 9 Director


CHAIRMAN Rex Ricketts Rt. 3 14800 Tucker School Rd Hallsville, MO 65255 (573) 882-4553

CHAIRMAN Dennis Metzger Area 2 Director

CHAIRMAN Larry Lehman Ex-Officio

CHAIRMAN Larry Lehman Ex-Officio

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Double-H Charolais & Guests Bull Sale



Averages: 4 Fall Bulls......................................... $5,062 75 Yearling Bulls................................ $5,666 Yankton, S.D.  March 6, 2015 23 Heifers........................................... $2,419 102 Lots........................................ $4,910 Average: Total Sale Gross.............................. $500,835 16 Bulls........................................ $5,766 Total Sale Gross................................ $92,250 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: High-selling lots: $11,000 – Bull. NGC Loan Officer 410B ET, $35,000 – Yearling Bull. Wells Mr Big Daddy 1-9-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. From North Grove 4702, 4-3-14, by Sparrows Fargo 811U. To Charolais, Grove City, Minn. To Carl Wright, Bremner Charolais, Dauphin, MB. Mt. Vernon, Mo. $8,750 – Bull. Double-H Bushwacker 331A TW, 9-12-13, by Double-H Bodacious 132Y ET. From Double-H Charolais, Paynesville, Minn. To Dybdal Charolais, Newcastle, Neb.

Charolais Sale Results Sales are listed in sale date order. A list of sales in this issue is provided below. Double-H Charolais & Guests Bull Sale Bracewell Cattle Spring Bull Buyout Wells Charolais 33rd Annual Bull Sale Hubert Charolais Ranch 36th Annual Bull and Female Sale Dybdal Charolais Annual Production Sale Sonderup Charolais Ranch Inc. Bull Sale Brevig Charolais Annual Cattlemen’s Value Bull Sale Cardinal Charolais Annual Bull Sale 2015 Carolina Sensation Sale Hebbert Charolais Bulls 33rd Annual Sale Rambur Charolais 37th Annual Bull Sale The Renaissance XXIII Sale Vaughan Family Ranch Annual Bull Sale Eggleston Charolais 30th Annual Production Sale Oakwater Ranch 32nd Annual Charolais Bull Sale Thomas Ranch 43rd Annual Bull Sale Effertz Key Ranch 37th Annual Bull Sale Virginia Beef Expo/Cross Mountain Quest for Quality Central Kentucky Charolais Classic Sale Lindskov-Thiel Ranch 34th Annual Bull Sale Wienk Charolais Ranch 46th Annual Bull Sale 16th Annual Sale of Excellence

$21,000 – Yearling Bull. Wells Demolition 4627, 4-1-14, by Sparrows Reliance 901W. To A Sparrow Farms, Vanscoy, SK.

$12,500 – Yearling Bull. Wells Generator 4755, 4-19-14, by KCM Generator 209Z. To Dynamic Z Charolais, Lake Park, Iowa.

$8,750 – Bull. VCR Special Edition 1336, 9-12-13, by Keys 38 Special 38Y. From $11,000 – Yearling Bull. Wells Southern Double-H Charolais. To Arvid Hecht, Pequot Fargo 424, 3-20-14, by Sparrows Fargo 811U. To Gail Radke, Parkston, S.D. Lakes, Minn. $8,250 – Bull. NGC Clark 329A ET, 10-21-13, $9,500 – Yearling Bull. Wells Prime Stuff by Cooley Royce 1107T39. From North Grove 4936, 3-23-14, by Sparrows Reliance 901W. Charolais. To Gerald Sudbeck, Hartington, To Rocky Ulrich, Elgin, N.D. Neb.

Hubert Charolais Ranch 36th Annual Bull and Female Sale

$7,000 – Bull. Double-H Wind Chill 406B ET, 1-27-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. From Double-H Charolais. To Jerod Olson, J&M Ranch, Lake Preston, S.D. Monument, Kan.  April 7, 2015 $7,000 – Bull. Double-H North Face 328A, 9-2-13, by LT Blue Mountain 1041 Pld. From Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell, Fletcher, Okla. Sale Double-H Charolais and Southern Cattle Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales, Oakley, Kan. Company, Marianna, Fla. To Brian Leifermann Averages: Kimball, S.D. 55 1/2 Yearling Bulls.......................... $6,252 $7,000 – Bull. Double-H Big Ten 329A, 9-3- 15 Fall Bulls....................................... $7,333 13, by Keys Ten-Acious 166S. From Double-H 12 Females......................................... $5,979 82 1/2 Lots.................................... $6,412 Charolais. To Brian Leifermann. Total Sale Gross.............................. $529,011 Bracewell Cattle Spring By: Colt Keffer

Bull Buyout

Paris, Texas  April, 1, 2015 Auctioneer: Greg Clifton, Hurst, Texas

High-selling lots: $40,000 – Yearling Bull. HCR Spirit 4007 Pld, 2-6-14, by M6 New Standard 842 P ET. To John Allison, New Castle, Ky.

$11,000 – Yearling Bull. HCR Spectrum Average: 42 Spring Yearling Bulls............... $4,738 4012 Pld, 2-9-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To Total Sale Gross.............................. $199,000 Broberg Charolais, Tilden, Neb. $10,500 – Fall Bull. HCR Ledger 3503 Pld, By: Wes Chism 10-31-13, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To Lindskov High-selling lots: Ranch, Isabel, S.D. $7,500 – Spring Yearling Bull. BLB Reward B65 P, 3-5-14, by LT Reward 2348 $10,250 – Cow-Calf Pair. Miss HCR Ledger Pld. From Bracewell Cattle, Tioga, Texas. To 319, 1-2-13, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To 3MC TML Charolais, Dallas, Texas. (½ interest and Charolais, Moravia, Iowa. ½ possession) $10,000 – Yearling Bull. HCR Credit 416 $5,750 – Spring Yearling Bull. TML Gunner Pld, 3-19-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To Schmidt 421 P, 3-20-14, by BLB Gunner’s Edge Z32P. Cattle Company, Gordon, Neb. From TML Charolais. To Hubert Barker, $10,000 – Fall Bull. HCR Ledger 3502, Boswell, Okla. 10-31-13, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To 2 Saun $5,600 – Spring Yearling Bull. Gerner Farms, Colcord, Okla. Mr 411 Ease Pld, 2-10-14, by CLink Mr 105 $10,000 – Yearling Bull. HCR Answer 4037 Gunner Ease 904. From Bracewell Cattle. To Pld, 2-19-14, by HCR Answer 2042 Pld. To John Myra Merimon, Sawyer, Okla. Williams, Boise City, Okla. $5,500 – Spring Yearling Bull. BLB Reward B30 PTW, 2-21-14, by LT Reward 2348 Pld. Dybdal Charolais Annual From Bracewell Cattle. To Myra Merimon. Production Sale $5,000 – Spring Yearling Bull. SC Mr Laurel, Neb.  April 8, 2015 Reward 4025, 3-17-14, by LT Reward 2348 Pld. From Sparkman Cattle, Ennis, Texas. To Auctioneer: Rob Nord, Clinton, Ill. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Services, Oakley, Kan. Douglas Childress, Idabel, Okla. Averages: Wells Charolais 33rd 40 Yearling Bulls................................ $4,114 5 Open Heifers..................................... 5,250 Annual Bull Sale 45 Lots.......................................... $4,240 Aberdeen, S.D.  April 4, 2015 Total Sale Gross.............................. $190,810 Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar, Belle Fourche, S.D. By: Colt Keffer

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High-selling lots: $10,750 – Open Heifer. LKD Miss Tradition 427, 3-22-14, by CCC Rocket’s Edge 203 Pld. To James Felt, Wakefield, Neb. $9,250 – Bull. LKD Authentic Trend 450, 3-10-14, by WC Benelli 2134 P ET. To Ted Mallette, Hooper, Neb. $7,250 – Bull. LKD Top Secret 469, 3-14-14, by CJC Trade Secret P61. To Ted Mallette. $6,750 – Bull. LKD Sure Fire 416, 2-9-14, by CCC Rocket’s Edge 203 Pld. To David Cunningham, Wausa, Neb. $6,250 – Bull. LKD White Blaze 410, 2-6-14, by WR Polled Rex U606. To Ted Mallette.

Sonderup Charolais Ranch Inc. Bull Sale Fullerton, Neb.  April 9, 2015 Auctioneer: Matt Lowery, Burwell, Neb. Average: 134 Yearling Bulls........................ $5,329 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $20,000 – Yearling Bull. IKE Tuffy 4103, 2-20-14, by SCR Tuffy 0119. To Dennis Charolais Farms, St. Jo, Texas, Wheatcraft Farms, Inc., Brookfield, Mo., and Nielson Bros. Charolais, Newtown, Mo. $16,000 – Yearling Bull. Sandcreek Bar S Rapid Fire B331, 2-18-14, by Bar S Rapid Fire 1596. To Triple K Charolais, Superior, Neb., and Dale Funk, Omaha, Neb. $10,000 – Yearling Bull. IKE KKK Bronco 4038, 2-27-14, by KKK Bronco 2204 P. To Triple K Charolais and Dale Funk. $10,000 – Yearling Bull. SCR Bronco 4113, 2-28-14, by FC Turbo 756P. To Allan Marshall, Inisfail, AB. $8,500 – Yearling Bull. SCR Triumph 4140, 3-7-14, by SCR Tuffy 0119. To Kucera Feedlot, Central City, Neb. $8,500 – Yearling Bull. SCR Triumph 4145, 3-8-14, by SCR Tuffy 0119. To Strnad Land & Cattle, Wellington, Kan. $8,500 – Yearling Bull. FC Tuffy 4221, 3-11-14, by SCR Tuffy 0119. To Clay Forbes, Palmer, Neb.

Brevig Charolais Annual Cattlemen’s Value Bull Sale Lewistown, Mont.  April 10, 2015 Auctioneer: Lyle Allen, Lewistown, Mont. Average: 66 Yearling Bulls.......................... $6,398 Total Sale Gross.............................. $422,275 By: Andy Rest High-selling lots: $10,500 – Yearling Bull. BCR Mr. Mighty B304, 1-30-14, by BBCR Mighty Man 836. To Russ Gjerde, Grass Range, Mont. $10,000 – Yearling Bull. BCR Assertion B136, 2-2-14, by BCR Assertion Power U069. To Russ Gjerde. $10,000 – Yearling Bull. BCR Buckle B37, 2-13-14, by JWK Buckle Up 601X. To Matador Ranch, Dillon, Mont. $9,500 – Yearling Bull. BCR Supreme Mac B41, 2-10-14, by BCR Bingo Mac S001. To Manley Ranch.

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Weber Charolais Bull Lineup

Schurrtop Power Edge X792 M657531 EPDs: -8.0 0.7 19 30 5 -1.0 14 -0.2 Sire: Schurrtop Genetic Edge

Owned with Schurrtop Charolais

For semen, contact one of these Weber Family members:

Dean: 605-491-0185 Todd: 605-491-0301

Tim: 605-491-0986 Jason: 605-491-3832

Wagner, South Dakota

WCR Kingsbury 116 M804072 EPDs: -5.2 -2.0 49 77 2 -1.2 27 1.0 Sire: Eatons Visionary 2044 P

Owned with Wienk Charolais

WCF Mr Silver Gun 467

M6 Rock Star 306

M847860 EPDs: -0.5 1.8 52 91 7 1.2 33 0.4 Sire: IQCR Silver Gun Y31P

EM837756 EPDs: 8.6 0.1 40 74 15 5.2 35 1.5 Sire: M6 Fresh Air 8165 P ET

Owned with Doll Charolais Ranch & Gabe Schnelle

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Bamboo Road Farms by Linda Eck

Uses Balanced Approach To Serve Customer Demand


lways striving for consistency, it’s a balanced approach that has brought Bamboo Road Farms to its place in the production of Charolais seed stock. Getting his start in the purebred business with Angus cattle in 2005, Stephen Cummings has taken Bamboo Road Farms of Marshallville, GA down a focused path. Customer driven, it wasn’t long before Cummings realized that in order to fill the demand he was seeing for bulls, he needed to add Charolais to the program. “We sell a lot of commercial bulls and a lot of our (Angus) buyers wanted somewhere to get Charolais bulls as well,” said Cummings, who was looking to provide customers with onestop shopping. As a result, it wasn’t long before Charolais were added to the breeding program. Evolution of the herd over the past 10 years has moved Bamboo Road Farms to 100 percent Charolais. “We liked the cattle and their performance,” explained Cummings. “And, our commercial bull buyers were seeing increased gains at weaning.” “We started selling more and more Charolais,” he added. “We liked the cattle so much we were able to show our buyers the attributes. People who were originally buying black bulls are now buying Charolais.” “The cattle obviously hold an advantage over most cattle

when it comes to using them as a cross with Angus genetics as far as providing more red meat and efficiency for feed conversion,” added Cummings. “That’s why our commercial bull buyers have predominately black herds and are using Charolais bulls.” “Another big part of why we chose to go Charolais versus Angus was because of the support we got from the AICA. Floyd Wampler, our regional representative, is very good at putting two parties together,” said Cummings. “The support we received gave us a level of confidence to make the financial commitment. Floyd’s guidance and a strong market have allowed us to continually grow.” “He’s a good facilitator,” Cummings said of Wampler. “I’ve never seen anyone as well respected and trusted as Floyd is. You’ll never hear an unkind word. People will buy cattle sight unseen if Floyd’s seen them. He has integrity and a good eye. He’s a great resource.” Situated in the heart of Georgia, about 10 miles west of Perry and south of Macon, the 250-cow operation that comprises Bamboo Road Farms is a team effort. While Cummings oversees the operation and does all the paperwork, he is also heavily involved in other diverse interests, thus relying heavily on his farm team of employees to keep standards high. The farm sells bulls in the southeast and has a good market in the west. Approximately 75 percent of sales are to commercial cattlemen, with the remaining typically sold to other purebred breeders. Sales have been so good that, although he has plans to create a website, the need really hasn’t arisen. “Everything we have we move quickly,” said Cummings, noting the farm typically sells 100 bulls per year. “Most of our business is from repeat buyers, particularly on the commercial side.” Volume buyers sometimes require 20 to 25 bulls per year, but five to 10 is the average sale. Aside from word of mouth, Bamboo Road Farms maintains a monthly ad in the Charolais Journal and does a full page spread, once a year. Starting their Charolais herd by focusing on certain genetics, the breeding program overseen by Cummings continues to isolate genetic lines and expand upon them in order to keep up with customer demand. The nucleus of the herd comes from the now deceased Vanessa D029 cow. In order to propagate preferred bloodlines the farm utilizes embryo transplant and in vitro fertilization, with daughters of the Vanessa cow flushed heavily. A cooperator herd in southern

“We started selling more and more Charolais,” he added. “We liked the cattle so much we were able to show our buyers the attributes. People who were originally buying black bulls are now buying Charolais.”

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Georgia is used to raise the 100 to 300 embryos collected each year. Performance at weaning and yearling are important factors at Bamboo Road Farms, as are maternal traits, fertility and no calving issues due to birth weight. Docility is also important. “We’re serving many masters in that some of our commercial buyers are using Charolais as a terminal cross so they’re not very interested in maternal quality, while purebred breeders are looking for that particularly,” noted Cummings. “We’re looking for the happy medium. We don’t want to sacrifice maternal just to get higher weaning weights. We want consistency and utilize a balanced approach to obtain it.” According to Cummings, most purebred breeders in the southeast are either focused on bulls or females, but typically not both. It was the demand for females that also provided added opportunity for the farm to grow its market by making the switch to Charolais - again, striving to satisfy the demand of customers whether they’re looking for purebred bulls, heifers or mature cows. “We use EPDs to obtain good performance coupled with sound physical traits,” said Cummings, who also noted the Charolais association’s Whole Herd Rewards program has served the farm well. “The new software is very good.” A career engineer, Cummings believes there are a lot of positives to be gained from statistical analysis, “I like to be able to support my ideas with scientific facts and data.” Bamboo Road Farms is also focusing on connecting two EPDs through the use of ultrasound and carcass data. While more pounds of red meat provide cattlemen with more pounds to market, Cummings also looks to providing the consumer with a tasty product by closing the gap between marbling and size of rib eye. We’re trying to connect those two EPDs,” said Cummings, noting that typically a big rib eye means lower marbling. “By scanning and using data taken at the time of harvest, we’re working to bring them closer together.” He also noted that he prefers not sell bulls before ultrasound data is collected. Bulls are developed on forage supplemented with grain. Situated in prime cotton, peanut and corn country, the farm

focuses on keeping gains at four pounds per day. Wheat, rye, ryegrass and oats are utilized to extend the grazing season while summer pastures include coastal Bermuda, pearl millet, sorghum sudan and occasionally peanut hay. Customer feedback plays an important role in how the breeding program is formulated. “Scan results tell you if you’re improving,” said Cummings, who was quick to note that harvest data and the premiums customers receive when they sell their calves, tells an even greater story. “Some of our customers are sophisticated enough, that we’re almost custom breeding for them,” he said. “We get involved in that process to replicate what works.” “Through trial and error we’ve found what works for us,” said Cummings. “Consistency. We want a buyer that buys from us to know what they’re getting. We’re very particular of that standard of quality.” For that purpose, Bamboo Road Farms maintains enough common bloodlines that when a new factor is introduced the change is apparent. “The only way you know where you’re going is to know where you came from,” said Cummings.

L to R: Stephen, Lainey, Emmery, Avery and Lynne Cummings.


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GENOMICS: Where are we going? Genomics: Where are we going?

Jared E. Decker, Assistant Professor State Beef Genetics Extension Specialist, Computational Genomics, University of Missouri Genomics. This term has become a popular buzzword within the beef industry. But what does it mean? Genomics is analyzing the entire DNA of an animal. Rather than focusing on a specific gene or segment of DNA, in genomic applications we generate data across all of the cattle chromosomes (strands of DNA inherited as a unit). Cattle have approximately 20,000 genes spread over 29 pairs of chromosomes plus the sex chromosomes, and in genomics we try to account for these 20,000 genes. In genomic predictions we estimate the effects of thousands of DNA variants spread across the cattle chromosomes using data from animals with both DNA data and trait records. We then validate these genomic predictions and use them to predict the genetic merit of newly genotyped animals. These genomic predictions are combined with traditional pedigree-based EPDs to create genomic-enhanced EPDs. By adding in this genomic information, EPDs become more reliable and precise, especially for animals with few progeny records. In December of 2014 the AICA launched their genomic-enhanced EPDs. Where are we going next? Future directions can be summed up in three words: fewer, more, and targeted.

FEWER Breed associations typically launch genomic-enhanced EPDs once a thousand animals are genotyped. Typically, these initial genomic-enhanced EPDs are based on 50,000 DNA variants. Once a breed has genotyped several thousands of animals, a second DNA panel with fewer variants is added as an additional option for breeders to use. This second panel contains about 10,000 DNA variants and is often referred to as an LD panel. In a process called imputation, we can use the patterns at the 10,000 genotyped DNA variants to infer the remaining 40,000 DNA variants that were not genotyped. This process of imputation is very accurate, and for the price of 10,000 variants we can obtain the same prediction accuracy as genotyping all 50,000 variants. Thus, one of the future directions in Charolais genomic predictions and CHAROLAIS JOURNAL

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Oak Hill Farm...

Past — Present — Future



Our foundation cow family — focus on the family A legend in the Charolais Breed.

100 Progeny have been recorded with aica.


OHF Miss GA Wind H907P Cigar x 4131 x D029

A granddaughter of D029 and own daughter of cigar that carries on our focus on our family program.

Just Look at the Picture!


OHF Miss Ledger C907 LT Ledger 0332 x OHF Vanna G123 P CE
















Oak Hill Farm Home of Bennett Charolais

AI Sires:

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Wayne & Lois Bennett Barn: (770) 893-3446 Home: (770) 893-2674 Cell: (770) 826-9551

1779 Holcomb Road Dawsonville, Ga 30534

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*Ownership indicated by AICA records, May 5, 2015 Top 10 Bulls

Top 10 Sires

1 WC I’ll Have Another ET • EM815821 • 2-14-12 140

1 TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET•EM704588•3-17-05 1,194

Sire: JDJ Smokester J1377 P ET; Dam: OW Miss Marion 0025 ET Breeder: High Prairie Farms, Fair Grove, Mo. Owners: Bar J Charolais, Liverpool, Texas; JVS Cattle Co., Sulphur, La.; Wright Charolais, Richmond, Mo. 2 AML Ghost Rider 210 • EM830495 • 9-27-12


Sire: Hoodoo Slasher 1144; Dam: 5J Cigarro 924 Pld Breeder: AM Livestock, Springfield, Mo. Owners: AM Livestock; Oliver Livestock, Union City, Tenn.; Doub Charolais, Danville, Ind. 3 GJL Ruidoso 3082 • M838175 • 5-5-13


Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET; Dam: M&M Ms Raven 8082 Pld ET Breeder: Sullivan Ranch, Hillsboro, Texas Owners: Bar 5 Cross, Cameron, Texas; JVS Cattle Co.

4 SHF BJCF Benefit 1350 • M842535 • 9-9-13 104

Sire: SHF Fire Power 0080; Dam: ACE Ms Nancy’s-Benefit-6935 Breeder: Katelyn R Shaffer, Carthage, Mo. Owners: Katelyn R Shaffer; Bar J Charolais 5 EOTT Mr Bullistic 4Z Pld • M818974 • 2-2-12


Sire: WDZ Northern Wind 8022 Pld ET; Dam: EOTT Ms Wonder Woman 12W Breeder: Eric Ott, Columbia City, Ind. Owner: Marti Charolais,Cleburne, Texas 6 SAC Light’Em Up 131 Pld • M831326 • 2-19-13


Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET; Dam: PCF Natalie 2605 P Breeder: Matthew Bauerlein, Hampstead, Md. Owners: Rachael E Hockenbery, Woodbine, Md.; Lisa E Dunaway, Dover, Del.; Matthew Bauerlein; Evan C Yost, Morgantown, W.V.

7 WC CCC Jameson 3449 P ET • EM836964 • 2-16-13 60

Sire: LT-WC Templeton 1483 Pld ET; Dam: Baldridge Sweetheart 7M Breeder: Wright Charolais Owners: Bar J Charolais; JVS Cattle Co.; Wright Charolais 8 WC Bluegrass 2196 P ET • EM815475 • 2-16-12

Sire: LT Bluegrass 4017 P; Dam: SCC Miss 3027 ET Breeder: Wright Charolais Owner: Stalcup Farms Charolais, Prescott, Iowa

9 NS/SCF Seven & 7 1309 Pld • EM847359 • 4-19-13

(tie) Sire: Sparrows Alcatraz 18N; Dam: SVY Starstruck 559R Breeder: Voegeli Bros, Maymont, SK Owners: Wild Indian Acres, De Soto, Mo.; Mark Rickabaugh, Greely,



Kan.; Foglesong Charolais, Ipava, Ill.; Zoe Charolais Farm, Huntsville, Mo. 9 Summit Bojangles B09 • M844594 • 1-28-14 52

(tie) Sire: WR Wrangler W601; Dam: Summit Ms Vanna Z14 Breeder: Summit Farms, Alden, Iowa Owner: Summit Farms

10 BJCF AwNaw A262 • M831913 • 1-3-13 Sire: TR PZC Holywater 9777 ET; Dam: TWJ Thelma 262

Breeder: Bar J Charolais Owner: Sebesta Ranch, Danbury, Texas


Top 10 Females

Sire: Thomas Oahe Wind 0772ET P; Dam: Thomas Swisser Sweet 1764 ET Breeder: Cally Thomas, Harrold, S.D. Owners: Thomas Ranch, Harrold, S.D.; Dykes Charolais, Bloomfield, Iowa; Coudron Charolais, Monticello, Minn.; Hansen Farms, Turton, S.D.; Jim & Audra Scheel, Belvidere, S.D. 2 TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET•EM790987•3-11-10


Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET; Dam: Thomas Ms Impressive 0641 Breeder: Thomas Ranch Owners: Cavender Ranches, Jacksonville, Texas; Suttles Charolais Farm, Morton, Ill.; Aces Wild Ranch LLC, Weatherford, Texas; Hansen Farms; Thomas Ranch

3 TR PZC Rapid Fire 9775 ET•EM776309•4-13-09 229

Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET; Dam: Thomas Ms Impressive 0641 Breeder: Thomas Ranch Owners: Wright Charolais, Richmond, Mo.; Bar S Ranch, Paradise, Kan.; Baney Charolais, Mountain Grove, Mo.; Wild Indian Acres, De Soto, Mo.; MBS Charolais, Bowling Green, Mo.; Garrett Charolais, Crossville, Tenn.

4 WR Wrangler W601•M779102•2-8-09


1 TR Ms Kay 30A ET•EF1169607•4-10-13


Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET; Dam: KC Miss Impressed 5145 P Breeder: Mike Mimms, Hereford, Texas Owner: Andrew Hodges, Lebo, Kan. 2 3R’s Angelina 343A ET•EF1173231•3-28-13


3 Bar S Shirley 3713•F1169342•4-10-13


4 PC Ms Glory P1316•F1182769•5-18-13


Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET; Dam: Ms Cooley JPT 1410M10 ET Breeder: 3 R’s Cattle Company, Wilburton, Okla. Owner: Charley R Johnson, Orlando, Okla. Sire: TR PZC Rapid Fire 9775 ET; Dam: Bar S Ms Suspect 7313 Breeder: Jayce D Dickerson, Paradise, Kan. Owner: Jayce D Dickerson Sire: PC Mr Stonecold P862; Dam: PC Ms Supreme P859 Breeder: Patman Cattle Co., Waxahachie, Texas Owner: Amanda R Tinkle, Tomball, Texas

5 Macy Meadows Little Luscious•EF1183281•9-7-13 71 Sire: WDZ Firemaker 6062 P ET; Dam: WDZ Luscious Lady 4008PET

Breeder: Macy Meadows, Street, Md. Owner: Kaitlyn L Davlin, El Campo, Texas

Sire: CMF 192 Wrangler 256; Dam: WR Miss Princess T629 Breeder: Wagonhammer Ranches, Albion, Neb. Owners: Wagonhammer Ranches; Mill Iron Lazy 5 Cattle Company, Rochester, Minn.; Thomas Ranch

6 TR Ms Allie 3606A•F1169664•5-2-13


Sire: Sparrows Sanchez 715T; Dam: CML Pld Wilma 3S Breeder: Mc Leod Livestock, Balzac, AB Owners: Thomas Ranch; Polzin Cattle, Darwin, Minn.; Mc Leod Livestock; Thistle Ridge Ranch, Taber, AB

7 PCC Ms Dream Girl 906A•EF1182859•9-6-13

Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET; Dam: MF Ms Impressive Katie Breeder: Jacob Miller, Bardstown, Ky. Owner: Wolfridge/Kelly Long Show Cattle, Hillsboro, Ohio


8 M6 Ms Gravity 30431 Pld•F1182125•11-14-13


9 SC Sophie 141•F1181550•2-15-14


10 Bar S Bomshell 6 Clone•F1169357•2-25-13


5 CML Diablo 2X • M802033 • 2-7-10


6 Hoodoo Slasher 1144 • M625629 • 3-9-01 Sire: Hoodoo Crook 7118; Dam: Miss Hoodoo Z6151


7 LT Ledger 0332 P • M791626 • 4-3-10


8 SHF Fire Power 0080 • M798884 • 9-2-10


9 JDJ Smokester J1377 P ET•M509419•2-25-99


Breeder: Hoodoo Ranch, Cody, Wyo. Owner: Dismukes Ranch, Checotah, Okla.

Sire: LT Bluegrass 4017 P; Dam: LT Brenda 6120 Pld Breeder: Lindskov-Thiel Ranch, Isabel, S.D. Owners: Lindskov-Thiel Ranch; The Ledger Group

Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET; Dam: ACE Ms Dynasty 7117 Breeder: Katelyn R Shaffer, Carthage, Mo. Owner: Katelyn R Shaffer

Sire: TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET; Dam: TR Ms Dari 0642X Breeder: Thomas Ranch, Harrold, S.D. Owner: Audrey M Field, Celina, Texas

Sire: M6 Gravity 9126 Pld; Dam: M6 Ms Rio Maker 001 P ET Breeder: M J Moore, Alvarado, Texas Owner: Kaitlyn L Davlin

Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET; Dam: BLB Miss Cool Rush 913 P Breeder: Simmons Charolais, Rising Star, Texas Owner: Emory Q Geye, Rising Star, Texas

Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 4792RET; Dam: Thomas Ms Impressive 0641 Breeder: Grady C Dickerson, Paradise, Kan. Owner: Grady C Dickerson

Sire: LHD Cigar E46; Dam: JD Ms Commander B309 Breeder: Jacque DeBruycker, Dutton, Mont. Owners: Riverdale Land & Livestock, Sunset Hills, Mo.; Rambur Charolais, Sidney, Mont.; DeBruycker Charolais, Dutton, Mont. 10 Keys All State 149X•M792787•4-2-10 138 Sire: Keys Specialist 18U; Dam: Miss Key Meg 2T Breeder: Effertz Key Ranch, Velva, N.D. Owners: Effertz Key Ranch; Suttles Charolais Farms

The AICA Show Animal of the Year program recognizes the top Charolais show dam, female, sire and bull and was started with the 1984-85 show season. The program is based on accumulating points at the National Charolais Show, Regional National Shows, designated Class A Roll of Excellence Shows and Class B Roll of Excellence Shows. 30  

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Top 10 Dams 1 OW Miss Marion 0025 ET•F873540•4-3-00


Sire: Baldridge Fasttrack 82F; Dam: SCF Miss Bonnie Mac Breeder: Jesse Alsup, Fair Grove, Mo. Owner: Wright Charolais, Richmond, Mo.

WC I’ll Have Another ET

2 Thomas Ms Impressive 0641•F873178•3-18-00 151 Sire: JWK Impressive D040 ET; Dam: BCI Miss Very Limit 6033P

Breeder: Batey Charolais Inc., Forsyth, Mont. Owners: Thomas Ranch, Harrold, S.D.; Brooke A Polzin, Darwin, Minn.

3 5J Cigarro 924 Pld•F1117008•9-8-09


4 M&M Ms Raven 8082 Pld ET•EF1087456•3-10-08


5 ACE Ms Nancy’s-Benefit-6935•F1062040•9-9-06


5 TR Ms Montella 1572Y•F1136470•5-4-11


Sire: SVY Freedom Pld 307N; Dam: Creek Cut Cigarro 382PET Breeder: 5J Charolais, Syracuse, Mo. Owner: AM Livestock, Springfield, Mo.

Sire: DR Stealth 574; Dam: Baldridge Sweetheart 7M Breeder: M&M Charolais, Perry, Okla. Owner: Gary Johnson, Farris, Texas

(tie) Sire: WR Benefit 7418; Dam: ACE Ms Nancy 4001 935 ET Breeder: Aschermann Charolais, Carthage, Mo. Owner: Katelyn R Shaffer, Carthage, Mo.

(tie) Sire: Gerrard Montezuma 6T; Dam: TR Ms Wyoming Wind 5604R Breeder: Cally Thomas, Harrold, S.D. Owner: Thomas Ranch

TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET

6 KC Miss Impressed 5145 P•F1025731•3-5-05 100 Sire: PF El Duke 902 P ET; Dam: KC Miss Dakota Wind 1645ET

Breeder: Keppen Charolais Ranch, Volga, S.D. Owner: Mike Mimms, Hereford, Texas

7 DA Ms Marion 728 P ET•EF1064545•3-3-07


8 Ms Cooley JPT 1410M10 ET•F970676•9-17-02


Sire: JDJ Smokester J1377 P ET; Dam: OW Miss Marion 0025 ET Breeder: Denver Alsup, Fair Grove, Mo. Owner: Aces Wild Ranch, LLC, Weatherford, Texas

(tie) Sire: CCR Jackpot 1410K5 PET; Dam: Ms CCR Schurshot 1410J P Breeder: Camp Cooley Ranch, Franklin, Texas Owner: Duane Jeffrey, Wilburton, Okla.

8 Summit Farms HDF Ms Hoodoo X02•EF1136047•11-4-10 88

(tie) Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET; Dam: Hoodoo Ms George Z0116 Breeder: Summit Farms, Alden, Iowa Owner: Summit Farms 9 Bar S Ms Suspect 7313•F1077194•2-15-07

Sire: LC Suspect 0109 P ET; Dam: Bar S Shirley 1443 Breeder: Bar S Ranch, Paradise, Kan. Owner: Jayce D Dickerson, Paradise, Kan. 10 PC Ms Supreme P859•EF1087363•10-6-08

Sire: RA Big Cat 9017 Pld; Dam: GCR Miss Bud SupremeT4ET Breeder: Donald Chase Patman, Waxahachie, Texas Owner: Patman Cattle Co., Waxahachie, Texas


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Kate Shaffer, Secretary



Opportunities at Hand

Learning valuable life lessons

Officers President Haley Stalcup Prescott, IA (641) 344-6692

Treasurer Macie Wagstaff Henderson, TX (903) 646-5220

Vice President Megan Johnson Beaver, OK (580) 552-1915

Ex-Officio Matt Loggains Violet Hill, AR (870) 373-0646

Secretary Kate Shaffer Carthage, MO (417) 793-4315

Hi everybody! My name is Kate Shaffer and I am currently

serving as your Area 6 AIJCA Director and Secretary. I am 20 years old and I have been involved in the Charolais breed since I was 10 years old. I grew up in Carthage, Missouri with my twin brother Will (the genius of the family). Recently I graduated from Redlands Community College with a degree in Agriculture Economics and I am enrolled at Oklahoma State University to continue my education as a Junior. While in college, I have also participated in collegiate livestock judging and have been involved in other collegiate and livestock organizations.

I had a teacher who told me one time a good way to start off an article or essay is with a quote, so I will start with one. “The sure way to miss success is to miss the opportunity.”- Victor Chasles. I’m not going to lie, I

and in the future. I encourage juniors to take advantage of the leadership activities. These range from speeches, to the job interview contest, to graphic design contest, and can help you as juniors build skills that will be valuable in the future. Being involved in the AIJCA will allow juniors to apply for the over $30,000 in scholarships that the organization has to offer, and being involved makes juniors better qualified for many other scholarships. Being involved in the AIJCA will also allow you to have so many valuable connections. Without realizing it when you come to the Junior National, you will make friends that will last you a lifetime. Many people say that the Charolais Association is like a family. I find that this is a 100% accurate statement. You will become close with people you meet and compete with at Junior Nationals year after year.

“...being involved in the AIJCA has really presented me with so many more opportunities than just raising cattle. ” have never heard of Victor Chasles before I Googled quotes about opportunities. Never the less, I feel this is a great quote that is not only applicable to life, but it applies with great significance to the American International Junior Charolais Association. AIJCA is full of opportunities that can lead to so much success in your life; you just have to take advantage of the opportunities that the AIJCA has to offer. The opportunities the AIJCA has put forward for me have allowed me to accomplish many goals I have made for myself. When I began showing I wanted to start a nice herd of cattle that I could raise nationally competitive cattle with that would also go back to the pasture and be good productive cattle. Throughout the years exhibiting cattle, I have not only bettered my cattle through the knowledge I gained exhibiting cattle at shows, but I have been able to meet many of the wonderful breeders in the Charolais association that have had a great influence on how I breed my cattle. I like to think that the opportunities the AIJCA has presented with the Bred and Owned Show are a huge part of what has pushed me to develop my own herd of cattle. Although I didn’t realize it when I was younger, being involved in the AIJCA has really presented me with so many more opportunities than just raising cattle: I also know that it will present all juniors with these opportunities too! Competing in the many contests at Junior National will present many opportunities that can lead to success now 32  

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I have found that there are no better people to share your success with than the Charolais family. The final, and possibly the most important thing I have taken away from the AIJCA are lessons I have learned. While competing in the events AIJCA has to offer at Junior Nationals you will not only make friends and hopefully win some awesome prizes, but you will be learning valuable life lessons along the way without knowing it. Competing in the AIJCA teaches juniors to win and lose with grace. I feel that learning to lose and that things don’t always go your way is one of the hardest and most important lessons to learn. Learning this will also make juniors more gracious when they win. Being involved in the AIJCA also teaches that hard work will pay off. Whether you are working with your heifer, on a speech, or on a graphic design, the extra work that is put into the project will pay off. I am almost finished with my time as a junior in this organization, and this does make me sad. However, I am blessed and satisfied that I have been able to take advantage of my opportunities in the AIJCA. I feel that my time as a junior in the AIJCA has created many opportunities for me and has played a part in any success I have had in my life. I encourage you, as juniors, to take advantage of the opportunities at hand that the AIJCA has to offer by getting involved in the organization and participating at the Charolais Junior National. CHAROLAIS JOURNAL

Directors By Area Area 1 Casey Bradshaw Twin Falls, ID (208) 320-8266

At Large Dillon Elder Blum, Texas (817) 229-3360

Area 2 Ty Dybdal Newcastle, NE (402) 841-0995

At Large Megan Johnson Beaver, OK (580) 552-1915

Area 3 Hadley Schotte Marysville, KS (785) 562-6632

At Large Josie Woodcock Clovis, CA (559) 765-1093

Area 4 Macie Wagstaff Henderson, TX (903) 646-5220

Area 5 Payton Creasey Macomb, IL (309) 333-3125

Area 6 Kate Shaffer Carthage, MO (417) 793-4315

Area 7 Rachael Hockenberry Woodbine, MD (301) 802-0050

Area 8 Nick Williams Bremen, AL (256) 339-3870

Committee Chairmen Fundraising Macie Wagstaff Programs & Activities Megan Johnson

Membership Kate Shaffer Junior National Haley Stalcup

Aijca Membership Membership in the nationwide AmericanInternational Junior Charolais Association (AIJCA) is open to anyone 21 years of age and under as of January 1 of the present year. The initial membership fee is $30 and $25 annual dues thereafter.



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46th National Charolais Show Dedicatee 2014 Missouri State Fair Family of the Year

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Semen: $25/Straw; $35 Signing Exportable Available

The talk of the spring bull sales!



Top 20% CE, BW • 25% WW, YW EPDs: CE: 6.7 BW: -1.0 WW: 31 YW: 55 M: 0 MCE: 4.9 TM: 15 SC:0.9 Bud Heavy x Easy Blend x Wind Semen: $20/Straw; $35 Signing.

Stacked Numbers! BW: 71 lbs. AWW/R: 923 lbs./120 EPDs: CE: 8.5 BW: -1.5 WW: 39 YW: 67 M: 14 MCE: 6.2 TM: 33 SC:1.1 REA: 0.63 MB: 0.19 Rushmore x Blue Value x Suspect Semen: $20/Straw; $35 Signing.

CLEAR CREEK FARM Maggie Gibson John Gibson Family 18371 County Road 1210 • St. James, MO 65559 (573) 265-8687 • Cell: (573) 263-4259

Watch for MEG prefix… Stop by and take a look! • Cowherd influenced by proven AI Sires • Breeding age bulls available • Watch for our sale consignments


Make every shot count...


EPD -0.8















10365 Polled M810562

Progeny Avg. Performance: BW: 78 lbs.; AWW R: 101 AYW R: 104


Sire: Eatons Ambush 6176 Pld

$20 /straw $35/signing

Owned With:

Satterfield Charolais Eaton Charolais

Eatons Ambush 4009

Eatons Dominant 1315

Dam:Eatons Franz 6570 Pld

JS &


Koshkonong, MO 65692 (417) 331-5139 Mike Jedlicka (417) 331-5140 Dale & Tonya Jedlicka (417) 331-1410 Robert & Melody Simpson



Online Sale

Monday, October 12

Offering –

Offering available for viewing anytime at the farm, just west of Springfield.

Show Heifer Prospects Herd Sire Prospects Show Steer Prospects Select Embryos & Semen

Watch for the March 2016 Date – SPRING EDITION ONLINE SALE

Springfield, Mo. Jason Hankins (417) 861-2316 Don Hankins (417) 830-5378



Semen: $20/straw; $35/signing

G ame Changer

Changer x Slasher x Budsmydad

Big Creek

Available from: Bovine Elite, LLC, SEK Genetics and Cattle Visions

Big Creek Charolais

192 PET


Jeannine Doughty Harrisonville, Mo. 816.616.8838

Changer x wind x Alliance

MBS Lincoln 331 Pld Ledger x Western Edge Top 6% WW • 3% YW • 7% M

Brenda Cow Family Duke 041 x Easy Blend Top 3% WW • 15% YW

Ledger x HCR Success Top 20% WW • 10% YW • 3% M Ultrasound Ratios – REA: 112 %IMF: 105

AI Sires include Capital Gain and Ledger

Building The Next Generation Great Look • Stout • Heifer Potential 2014-born Bulls Avg. EPDs (21 Bulls) EPDs: BW -0.9 WW 28 YW 53 M 15 MCE 4.9 TM 29 SC 1.0 REA 0.33 MB 0.12


We Sell Bulls. We Collect Data.


Mike & Brian Schumacher (573) 324-2528 home 14809 Pike 139 (573) 470-5411 cell Bowling Green, MO 63334


An outcross PEDIGREE backed by exceptional PERFORMANCE in an impressive PACKAGE.

Semen Available

WH Triple Play 201 Pld M816711

DOB: 1-23-12 Polled BW: 84 lbs. AWW: 825 lbs. AYW: 1,515 lbs. Actual Ultrasound 14 mos.: REA: 19.91 sq. in. %IMF: 3.82 EPDs: CE: 8.5 BW: 1.0 WW: 20 YW: 48 M: 11 MCE: 9.5 TM: 21 SC: 0.4 REA: 0.14 MB: 0.16

Top 15% CE; 4% MCE — Calves avg. BW: 80 lbs.

Our congratulations to Snowy River Charolais and Jacob Dickinson on the promising Triple Play calves they plan to show this year!

Calves come easy and have Great Vigor

David & Annette Bonacker Cedar Hill, Missouri (314) 974-5230 cell • (636) 285-1656

Watch for our consignments to select sales. Plan to attend the March 4, 2016 — Gateway-Getaway Production Sale

Record The Vision. Video Production & Editing Photography Editing

Select Seedstock Genetics

Matt, Amanda, Lucas & Ryanne Fair Grove, MO (417) 766-3278

Visit on YouTube

s n o i t a r e n e G y t i l a u of Q Breeding Charolais Since 1958

C308 Pld

Royce x Flash x Grid Maker, Top 5% TM; 7% M

C902 Pld

Kojack x Mac 809 Top 8% BW; 20% M

DC40 Pld

Bluegrass x Grid Maker, 3-3-15 heifer calf by Ledger

3-7-15 bull calf by Royce

Females that produce on grass. Many females are 15 generations Corman bred. AI sires include Ledger, Royce and Long Distance.

n a m r o C CHAROLAIS

C515 Pld 3-10-15 Royce x Kojack. Maternal granddam C804, was National Sale Pick of our Herd.

Dan Corman Pomona, Missouri

(417) 469-3936 Watch for our consignments to Autumn In The Ozarks and The Renaissance. Performance bulls available at the farm.

C519 Pld 3-20-15 Stacks Grid Maker, Mac 809, Fasttrack, 914

Bring Insight to your Breeding Program.

SHF Fire Power 0080 Pld M798884

+14 Milk – Great daughters Owned with Willow Springs Ranch, Arkansas

WCR SHF Benjamin 4386 M848715

Balanced Numbers – Strong Performance Owned with Wienk Charolais Ranch, South Dakota

Herd Bulls That Drive Decisions.

SHF BJCF Benefit 1350 M842535 Top 15% WW, YW – 2015 #4 Show Bull Owned with Bar J Charolais, Texas

• Semen Available on Herd Sires • Top Show Heifer Prospects That Make Cows!

SHF Rehab 8104 M769775 Pictured working in the pasture at 7 years Owned with Jack Stuteville, Texas Doug, Judy, Kate & Will Shaffer 9668 St. Hwy. 96 Carthage, Mo. 64836 Doug’s Cell: (417) 825-4252 Judy’s Cell: (417) 825-4067 Kate’s Cell: (417) 793-4315

Quality Charolais in Central Missouri M846651 DOB: 1-5-14 BW: 76 lbs. AWW/R: 654 lbs./104 EPDs: CE: 6.9 BW: -1.3 WW: 31 YW: 51 M: 17 MCE: 5.9 TM: 32 SC: 1.3 CW: 28 REA: 0.34 F: 0.011 MB: 0.12 • Top 5% TM; 7% M; 20% CE, BW; 25% YW • Dam is a maternal sister to X-Factor • Semen Available

WC MEAD LEDGER N415 PLD Ledger x Budsmydad x Duke 914

Looking thru the fence —

We’ve continued adding Red Factor influence to our breeding program. Red Factor AI Sires: Circle Cee Fired Up 104Y KBK Rally 24T LVB Code Red 0094 Keys Red Bone 115B

CCF Miss Lady Fire B831 Pld Fired Up x Prime Time

Jamestown, Missouri Nelson, Gail & Brandon Cook • Chad, Junior Member Gail (573) 338-2560 • Nelson (573) 291-4582 • Brandon (573) 338-0888

Let Us Put You In The Purple M6 MS 6062 GRADE 867 PLD M6 Firemaker x M6 Gain & Grade ET’s by LT Sundance 2251 PLD on the way Owned with Reinhart Charolais

Top 3% WW 2% YW Power and Growth

JRL IVORY RIBBONS N LACE 1106 WDZ Northern Wind x WDZ LPC Precision ET’s by LT Bridger 9191 PLD & WC Benelli 2134 P ET coming soon Owned with Double I Cattle Co

Stout and Good Looking

IRISH WHISKEY 515W Irish Whiskey x Chill Factor ET’s by Control Freak, Italian Stallion, Troubadour, & TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET Owned with Jeff Stone and Linda Stone

Our Newest Donor in our Club Calf and Percentage Program

Stop By When You’re In Sedalia!



Gordon, Kay & James Sparks Jamie Sparks Dehan

19125 Jones Road, LaMonte, MO 65337 (660) 347-5520 • (660) 287-4149 cell

DOB: 9-8-14 BW: 71 lbs. AWW: 770

Free Lunch x Kojack x Benefit

#4057 Polled M858892

EPDs: CE: 7.8 BW: -2.2 WW: 30 YW: 55 M: 10 MCE: 4.7 TM: 25 SC: 0.9 REA: 0.30 MB: 0.07

DOB: 9-9-14 BW: 67 lbs. AWW: 748

Free Lunch x Field Rep x Fasttrack EPDs: CE: 7.8 BW: -2.7 WW: 26 YW: 48 M: 10 MCE:

AI Sires — VPI Free Lunch • LT Ledger Performance — based consignments in sales across Missouri.

5.7 TM: 23 SC: 1.2 REA: 0.48 MB: 0.07

– Come See Us –

Ricketts Charolais Ranch Rex & Sondra Ricketts

14800 Tucker School Road • Hallsville, MO 65255 (573) 696-3088 •

Calving Ease

Performance, Milk, Carcass Plus

#4056 Polled M858890

Calving Ease with Added Growth! • Top 1% CE • 2% BW • 30% YW • 25% MCE • 1% SC • 25% MB EPDs: CE: 15.0 BW: -5.2 WW: 33 YW: 66 M: 3 MCE: 6.0 TM: 19 SC: 1.2 REA: -0.03 MB: 0.10

• His first daughters are in production — nice udders!


Time 166 Pld

American Royal —2011 Grand • 2012 Reserve Grand

Semen: $25/Straw; $35 Signing Fee Contact: Bovine Elite

• 21 daughters scanned record on avg. %IMF/Ratio: 4.28/105 M801182

Department of Agriculture Sciences 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468-6001 Office: (660) 562-1155 Jim Husz: (660) 582-9151

Your visit or call is always welcome.






9-27-12 BW: 80 lbs. AWW: 787 lbs. AYW: 1,333 lbs. Sire: Hoodoo Slasher 1144 Dam: 5J Cigarro 924 Pld

Semen: $25/straw; $25 signing fee

DOUB OLIVER LIVESTOCK COMPANY Adam & Hannah McCall Springfield, Missouri (417) 399-9907

Union City, Tennessee (731) 796-0684


Andrew & Christa Doub Danville, Indiana (317) 440-0525

5J Cigarro 924 Pld SVY Freedom x Cigar

OHF Vanessa 4131 ET Wyoming Wind x Vanessa D029 Owned with Rowlett Cattle

AML Vanessa 107 ET Cigar x OHF Vanessa 4131

3568 West Farm Road 68 • Springfield, Missouri 65803 Adam (417) 399-9907 • Hannah (931) 209-0267 •

Adam & Hannah McCall

Dear Charolais Breeders, With another spring of record prices, now more than ever is a great time to be in the Charolais business. Missouri cattle numbers grew exponentially for the second year in a row, now 300,000 head above 2013 numbers. More cattle = more business. Charolais breeders are in a prime position to take advantage of the current state of the industry because of what we have to offer commercial cattlemen in the form of pounds and profit, the two numbers that matter most. Missouri Charolais Breeders are celebrating another year of success on a national level as well. A quick review of the last year exemplifies how successful our state is in marketing Charolais genetics. Missouri is home to 4 bull sales in the top 40 bull sales and 5 female sales in the top 20 female sales. Missouri also had the highest averaging state association sale for 2014. Further, the 36th National Charolais Sale in Kansas City last fall set a new record, averaging $14,478! Two of our sales were in the top 10 sales overall. Currently, Missouri is #2 for active members, #4 for junior members, and #3 for enrolled females. With this much success in our state, the excitement is building for yet another record-breaking year. A quick glance through this Breeder Directory shows a dedicated group of breeders committed to marketing the best Charolais genetics you can find. There are plenty of opportunities to take advantage of Missouri Charolais genetics. The Missouri State Fair continues to be the largest state fair for open and junior Charolais shows. The Ten Grand Sale is coming back to the American Royal, which will be in conjunction with the Royal Breeders Classic and the National ROE Show. Our fall MCBA female and bull sale will be November 7, 2015, in Springfield. Also several breeders are having fall and spring sales, so check out our calendar of upcoming events. Next year, the AIJCA Junior National will be in Springfield, so it will be another exciting year of Charolais in Missouri. Don’t forget to keep an eye out for updates on our website. Also feel free to contact any board member or breeder if you have questions on upcoming activities and how to be involved. Sincerely, Jeannine Doughty MCBA President

Missouri Charolais Calendar of Events 2015

August 1 August 15 August 16 September 5 September 7 October 12 October 17 October 24 October 24 October 30 October 30 October 30-31 October 31 October 31 November 7 November 28 December 5

Ozark Empire Fair Open Show, Springfield Missouri State Fair 4-H & FFA Shows, Sedalia Missouri State Fair Class A ROE Show, Sedalia Utopia Genetics Dispersal Sale Autumn In The Ozarks Sale, Strafford Hankins Fall Colors Online Sale, Springfield Angell-Thomas Bull & Female Sale, Parris Aschermann Charolais Bull Sale, Carthage Mead Farms Production Sale, Versailles Royal Breeders Bull Classic, Kansas City Ten Grand Sale, Kansas City Miss Charolais USA Contest American Royal Junior Heifer Show, Kansas City American Royal National ROE Charolais Show, Kansas City MCBA Fall Bull & Female Sale, Springfield Ridder Farms Family Values Sale, Hermann Wright Charolais 5th Female Sale, Kearney


January 8-10 March 4 March 5 March 5 March 12 March 19 March April 9 April 12 April 29 April 30 April May 7 May 10

Missouri Cattlemen’s Convention, Osage Beach Windy Hill Gateway-Getaway Sale 50th Anniversary, Cedar Hill Mead Farms Bull Sale, Versailles Peterson Farms Bull Sale, Mountain Grove Wright Charolais Bull Sale, Kearney Aschermann Charolais Bull Sale, Carthage Hankins Spring Edition Online Sale Renaissance Sale, Strafford Oakwater Bull Sale, Valentine, Neb. MCBA Annual Banquet & Meeting MCBA Annual State Sale ZOE Charolais Bull Sale, Macon Wild Indian Acres Production Sale, DeSoto Advertising Deadline 2016-17 MCBA Directory

Visit www. or for updated event dates.

Missouri Charolais Breeders Association Membership 2015-16 Officers and Directors Refer to membership listing for contact information. President: Vice President: Secretary: Treasurer: Past President:

Abbott, Willard Abbott Charolais 2147 Sunset Drive Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 (573) 785-2789 Aschermann, Larry & Peggy Aschermann Charolais 13467 Dogwood Rd. Carthage, MO 64836 (417) 358-7879 (417) 793-2855 Baney, Larry Baney Charolais 2978 Hwy. MM Mtn. Grove, MO 65711 (417) 926-3471 Barnard, Bob Barnard Charolais 7470 S.E. Riverside Ter. St. Joseph, MO 64507 (816) 253-9360 Bauman, John Bauman Show Cattle 33780 Delta Road Falcon, MO 64570 (307) 630-0336 Bebout, Tom Bebout Charolais 525 State Hwy OO Theodosia, MO 65761 (417) 273-4279 Birge, Aaron & Heather Birge Charolais Farm 1651 Co. Rd. 1013 Auxvasse, MO 65231 Bonacker, Stan, Mary & Family Windy Hill Charolais Farms 7095 Burgess Ford Rd. Cedar Hill, MO 63016 (314) 550-2554

Jeannine Doughty Matt Crutcher Judy Shaffer Annette Bonacker Derry Wright


Bonacker, David & Annette Windy Hill Charolais 6975 Cedar Hill Rd. Cedar Hill, MO 63016 (636) 285-1656 Bricker, Jay & Linda J & L Charolais Rt. 1, Box 98A Preston, MO 65732 (417) 399-6758 Campbell, Wallace & Scott Campbell Charolais Farms 10905 County Road 397 Hartsburg, MO 65039 (573) 635-5703 Chrislaw, Charles Chrislaw Farms Charolais 461 State Route CC Fayette, MO 65248 (660) 202-0024 Connell & Henley C & H Farm 10109 Route BB Eugene, MO 65032 (573) 498-6166 Cook, Nelson, Gail & Brandon Cook Charolais Farms 18562 Hwy Y Jamestown, MO 65046 (573) 338-2560 Corman, Dan Corman Charolais 5303 C R 2320 Pomona, MO 65789 (417) 469-3936 Crutcher, Matthew & Amanda Crutcher Cattle Company 8808 N. Gramercy Lane Fair Grove, MO 65648 (417) 766-3278

Nick Curtis Donnie Gast Jim Husz Tad Owings Chris Peuster Derek Ridder

Curtis, Steve & Kathy Tiger Country Charolais 15101 Hwy D Mexico, MO 65265 (573) 721-2122 Curtis, Nick, Callie & Stetson Tiger Country Charolais West 16653 NW CR 701 Archie, MO 64725 (573) 999-3887 Darby, Carl & Ruth Ann Darby Charolais 16950 Woodland Rd. Hughesville, MO 65334 (660) 826-7383 Davis, Alan and Julie Davis Charolais 2911 Stonehouse Road De Soto, MO 63020 (636) 586-8759 Dicken, Curtis & Bobby Dicken Charolais Farm 380 CR 323 Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 (573) 785-0352 Doughty, Jeannine Big Creek Charolais P.O. Box 523 Harrisonville, MO 64701 (816) 616-8838 Eldred, Bill & Rosemary Eldred Charolais Rt. 4 Box 420 Butler, MO 64730 (660) 679-4372 Foglesong, Andrew & Rebecca Foglesong Charolais 10830 N Camp Ellis Rd Ipava, IL 61441 (309) 221-1439


AICA President: Bill Nottke

AICA Area 8 Director: Mike Schumacher

Fohn, Jim Fohn Charolais P.O. Box 250 Cassville, MO 65625 (417) 847-7090 Fountain, David & Linda Fountain Charolais 14042 Hwy FF Thompson, MO 65285 (573) 682-3470 (573) 819-9469 Gast, Don Gast Charolais PO Box 181 Nevada, MO 64772 (417) 321-2184 Gibson, John & Family Clear Creek Farm 18371 County Road 1210 St. James, MO 65559 (573) 265-8687 (573)263-4259 Glassman, Karl & Cathi Creek Cut Ranch 9732 Early Lane Carthage, MO 64836 (417) 358-1956 Glassman, Ian & Kassi Utopia Genetics 9141 Hwy TT Grovespring, MO 65662 (417) 462-0150 Grace Farms Rick Baxter, Manager 5572 360th Street Albany, MO 64402 (660) 425-2855

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Grass, Ronnie Grass, Terry G4 Charolais Ranch 7617 State Hwy D Bonne Terre, MO 63628 (314) 486-7155 Griffin, Jesse Griffin Charolais 2741 St. Rt. JJ Bonne Terre, MO 63628 Hale, Rick Hale Farms 54 Hosier Lane Louisburg, MO 65685 (417) 838-7251 Haley, Mike & Carol Snowy River Charolais RR 2, Box 2320 Sedgewickville, MO 63781 (573) 866-3231 Hankins, Jason & Pam Hankins, Don & Karen Hankins Farms 8802 W. Farm Rd. 146 Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 861-2316 Haslag, Donald Sr. Haslag Farms 2421 Highway W Bonnots Mill, MO 65016 (573) 897-2664 Hobbs, John Locust Lane Cattle 2095 CR 2160 Huntsville, MO 65259 (660) 676-3455 Hudspeth, Greg Hudspeth Farms P.O. Box 88 St. Joe, AR 72675 (870) 439-2285 Husz, Jim Chateau Cattle Company 22790 Icon Road Maryville, MO 64468 (660) 582-9151 Ishmael, Aaron, Ashley&Payton Double I Cattle Company 30429 285th Street Gallatin, MO 64640 (660) 334-0437 (660) 605-0604 Jedlicka, Mike & Dale Simpson, Melody J & S Ranch Rt. 1 Box 113 Koshkonong, MO 65692 (417) 3315139 (417) 331-5140 (417) 331-1410 Johansen, David & Eileen 5J Charolais 11218 County Line Rd. Syracuse, MO 65354 (660) 473-2945

Johansen, Kevin & Jamie 5J Charolais 5 St. Augustine Drive Columbia, MO 65201 (573) 289-1061 Julian, Larry & Norma L&N Charolais 1955 Farm Road 1247 Crane, MO 65633 (417) 536-6582 Kinney, Jim & Karen Kinney Charolais 324 NE 20th Road Lamar, MO 64759 (417) 682-6103 Kisner, Mike & Sara Wild Indian Acres 5805 Perkins Rd DeSoto, MO 63020 (636) 586-2299 Kleinman, Kevin & Neysa Cork Cattle Company 3979 Lawrence 2145 Wentworth, MO 64873 (417) 850-5676 Mallet, Gary RR1 Box 19 Baring, MO 63531 (660) 892-4532 McCall, Hannah & Adam AM Livestock 3568 W Farm Road 68 Springfield, MO 65803 (731) 431-9938 McElrath, Kirk KM Charolais P.O. Box 8 Irondale, MO 63468 (573) 760-4544 McMillin, Lyle & Jill McMillin Charolais 22862 McMillin Lane Cole Camp, MO 65325 (660) 668-2230 (660) 553-0007 Mead, Alan Mead Farms 21658 Quarry Ln. Barnett, MO 65011 (573) 216-0210 Meyer, Eugene Sar-Mey Charolais 25649 Newton Rd. Sarcoxie, MO 64862 (417) 548-7360 Mueller, Tim Mueller, Jeff Mueller Charolais 1051 Main St. Altenburg, MO 63732 (573) 824-5428 (573) 824-5470

Nielson, Dennis Nielson, Darren Nielson Brothers Charolais 44366 Hwy EE Newtown, MO 64667 (816) 383-2276 (816) 419-2184 Northwest Missouri State University Department of Agriculture 800 University Drive Maryville, MO 64468-6001 (660) 562-1155 Nottke, Bill & Lora Riverdale Land & Livestock 11027 Chateau Chura Sunset Hills, MO 63128 (314) 378-3255 Oakwater Ranch 2999 Dennis Road Mansfield, MO 65704 Butch Alsup (417) 926-8416 Dean Churchill (402) 376-6386 Tad & Angela Owings P.O. Box 666 Mtn. Grove, MO 65711 Peoples, Anthony & Steve 113 E. Hwy 151 Leonard, MO 63451 (660) 762-4491 Peterson, Steve & Sandy Peterson Farms Charolais 8767 Outer Road Mtn. Grove, MO 65711 (417) 746-4410 (417) 926-5336 Plank, Curtis & Mary Ann Zoe Charolais 1410 County Road 2110 Huntsville, MO 65259 (660) 670-4721 Rhea, Barry & Teresa Rhea Charolais 3565 W Farm Road 68 Springfield, MO 65803 (417) 773-6095 Ricketts, Rex Ricketts Charolais 14800 Tucker School Rd. Hallsville, MO 65255 (573) 696-3088 Ridder, Dale & Derek Ridder Farms 1585 Little Bay Road Hermann, MO 65041 (573) 680-4692 Runft, Cody Cody Cattle Company 608 Crispen Richmond, MO 64085 (316) 640-0733

Schumacher, Michael & Lois MBS Charolais 14809 Pike 139 Bowling Green, MO 63334 (573) 470-5411 Shaffer, Doug & Judy Shaffer Cattle Company 9668 State Hwy 96 Carthage, MO 64836 (417) 825-4067 (417) 825-4252 Sparks, Gordon, Kay, James Jamie Sparks-Dehan Sparks Charolais 19125 Jones Road LaMonte, MO 65337 (660) 347-5520 (660) 287-4149 Stephenson, Dennis & Gloria Stephenson Charolais 1854 N. Route J Rocheport, MO 65279 (573) 445-3321 Story, Austin & Courtney 8 Story Farms 29143 175th St Altamont, MO 64620 (660) 663-5048 Thomas, Sally & Russ Angell Thomas Charolais 17445 Monroe County Rd. 81 Paris, MO 65275 (573) 682-7348 Thompson, Lendell Thompson Charolais 19847 State Rt. N. St. Mary, MO 63673 (573) 543-2350 Wheatcraft, Tom & Karen Wheatcraft Farms 1205 Sunset Hill Rd. Brookfield, MO 64628 (660) 258-2715 Woehrman, Dan & Debbie 4D Charolais 12290 Hwy E. Camden Point, MO 64018 (816) 280-3253 Wright, Carl Wright Charolais 9668 Highway N Mt. Vernon, MO 65712 (417) 466-3560 Wright, Derry & Mary Peuster, Chris & Kelsi Wright Charolais 42922 Old Hwy. 10 Richmond, MO 64085 (816) 776-3512 (816) 456-3792 (816) 529-2190


Missouri Junior Charolais Breeders Association 2015-16 Junior Officers and Directors Refer to membership listing for contact information.

President: Rachael Bonacker Vice President: Taylor Husz Secretary: Teanna Simpson Treasurer: Caitlin Jedlicka North Reporters: Annaleigh Hobbs, Matthew Wheeler South Reporters: Cody Jedlicka, Emily Meyer Advisors: Annette Bonacker, Linda Hickam, Melody Simpson Angell, Savannah, Selestia, & Schylar 17445 Monroe Co. Road 817 Paris, MO 65275 (573) 682-5348 Bonacker, Dylan 6975 Cedar Hill Road Cedar Hill, MO 63016 (636) 285-1656 Bonacker Rachael 7130 Burgess Ford Road Cedar Hill, MO 63016 (636) 285-3101 Booth, Braden 1173 State Road AA Fair Grove, MO 65648 (417) 759-7906 Cook, Chad 18562 Hwy Y Jamestown, MO 65046 (660) 849-2560 Crutcher, Lucas 8808 N. Gramercy Fair Grove, MO 65648 (417) 766-3278 Dehan, Eli 19125 Jones Rd. LaMonte, MO 65337 (913) 544-6128 Dicken, Mallory 1781 CR 323 Harviell, MO 63945 (573) 778-3814

Dickinson, Jacob P.O. Box 398 Lonedell, MO 63060 (636) 629-3474 Fountain, Tara 14042 Hwy FF Thompson, MO 65285 (573) 682-3470 Grass, Colton 7617 Hwy D Bonne Terre, MO 63628 (314) 486-7155 Hankins, Emma 8802 West Farm Rd 146 Springfield, MO 65802 (417) 861-2316 Hobbs, Annaleigh 10018 Mackey Circle Overland Park, KS 66212 (913) 609-0234 Hoover, Caden 25649 Newton Rd Sarcoxie, MO 64864 (417) 548-7360 Husz, Taylor 22790 Icon Road Maryville, MO 64468 (660) 582-2949 Jedlicka, Caitlin & Cody Rt 1 Box 113 Koshkonog, MO 65692 (417) 764-3392

Kisner, Connor 5805 Perkins Road DeSoto, MO 63020 (636) 586-2299 Kleinman, Aiden & Atley 3979 Lawrence 2145 Wentworth, MO 64873 (417) 850-5676 Klise, Bailey 17723 Hwy 19 New London, MO 63459 (573) 248-4056 Meyer, Eli, Emily & Matthew 25649 Newton Road Sarcoxie, MO 64862 (417) 548-7360 Otto, Preston 10109 Route BB Eugene, MO 63032 (573) 821-1627 Owings, Matthew & Thomas PO Box 666 Mtn. Grove, MO 65711 (660) 998-2557 Peterson, Samee PO Box 408 Mtn. Grove, MO 65711 Schuering, Garrett 10767 Audrian Rd. 951 Thompson, MO 65285 (573) 721-8730

Shaffer, Kate & Will 9668 State Hwy 96 Carthage, MO 64836 (417) 825-4067 Shelton, Paige B. 119 Pennview Dr. Jamestown, MO 65046 (573) 338-0888 Simpson, Teanna Rt 2 Box 2286A Thayer, MO 65791 (417) 264-2035 Wheeler, Matthew Rt 1 Box 164A Glenwood, MO 63541 (573) 289-2409

2014-2015 Missouri Charolais Review

Junior National Reserve Bred & Owned Female Will Shaffer

Junior National Missouri Juniors

AIJCA Premier Challenge Teanna Simpson

2014 Missouri State Fair Grand Champion Female Gregory Connell

2014 Missouri State Fair Grand Champion Bull Wright Charolais

MCBA Field Day Wright Charolais

46th National Show Grand Bull Ridder Farms/C&H Farms

National Show Dedicatee Missouri State Fair Family Bonacker Family

Miss Charolais USA Taylor Husz

2015 MCBA Honorees

John & Bonnie Mitchell Dick & Jeanne Fanning

2015-2016 MCBA Board

2015-2016 MJCBA Board

Angell- Thomas Charolais Bull & Female Sale Saturday, October 17, 2015

For More Information:

Sally Thomas (573) 682-7348

Featuring bulls sired by

TR MR Firewater 8600U; Angell's 6-116; Redemption Y1334 (Red Angus)

Chrislaw Farms Charolais

LT Ledger x M6 Gain and Grade

ETN Royal Pioneer x Baldridge Fasttrack 82F

View Offering @ 10:00 am Lunch @ 11:30 am Auction Begins @ 12:30 pm

Charles & Lynne, Logan, Lucas Chrislaw 461 State Route CC Home: (660) 248-2004 Fayette, MO 65248 Cell: (660) 202-0024

2015 AI Sired Calves by: • WC Benelli • LT Bridger • Skymont Flash 5020 • VPI Free Lunch • SCR Bronco • LT Long Distance • M6 Gain and Grade • TR Smoke on the Water • M6 Gridmaker • LT Rio Blanco • Plus 12 other natural service herd sires

We maintain ownership on all of our cattle so fast growing, high yielding cattle are important to us. We like nice uddered cows that are easy to get along with. Stop by and take a look!

the legacy. GC Kristy Lou 1351-834 Proven Hoodoo Crook Daughter

GC whitney Lou 6G5-1351 Grid Maker x Kristy Lou

GC alexandro 303 P eT

CML Encore 4Y x GC Whitney Lou 6G5-1351 EM841635 BW: 95 lbs. AWW/R: 844/108 AYW/R: 1,382/106 Yrlg. Adj Ultrasound: REA: 19.01 Sq. in. %IMF: 2.79 EPDs: BW: 0.6 WW: 20 YW: 40 M: 3 TM: 13 REA:0.47

The first alexandro calves

BULLS Give us a call when you’re looking for solid performance based bulls.

• Charolais • Range Fire Charolais x Red Angus

Easy Blend

Easy Blend Bluegrass

Rapid Fire Range Fire


Gast Charolais

We bid on and assist with marketing our Bull Customer’s calves.

Donald Gast P.O. Box 181 Nevada, MO 64772 (417) 321-2184 Bob Thompson (816)582-8363

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WC Double Up 4128 P ET EM846463 BW: 82 lbs. AWW: 835 lbs. EPDs: CE: 6.5 BW: -0.7 WW: 33 YW: 59 Milk: 17 MCE: 3.5 M: 33 SC: 0.7 Sire: WC Doubletree 2009 P x JWK Clarice J139 ET Member of the 2015 Denver Grand Champion Pen-of-Five

WC CCC Blue October 4119 P ET

EM846421 BW: 78 lbs. AWW: 810 lbs.

EPDs: CE: 7.6 BW: -1.4 WW: 26 YW: 45 Milk: 14 MCE: 8.2 M: 27 SC: 0.8

Sire: LT Blue Value 7903 ET x Baldridge Sweetheart 7M Member of the 2015 Denver Grand Champion Pen-of-Three Bulls owned with Wright Charolais: Semen Available: $20 straw/$35 signing.


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Rick Baxter, Manager ALBANY, MO 660-425-2855 Established 1967

Introducing... CCC RR CC MS Temptress 431 P EF 1186468

A “Model” female for the Charolais Breed! Sired by the National Champion “Templeton” and dam TPC Miss Missouri T703 ET, (Cigar x Whitehot x Budsmydad). Embryos available by KC Design 4246 P and the current National Champion “Bohannon”. Pasture Sires: PF I’m a Jamin 6107, HPF DJ Red Clyde 42, PC Parrish 1828, L&N Mr Magic 036P AI Sires: Circle Cee Fired Up, Code Red, WC Big Ben 9036P, PF Impredssed 620 P

L&N CHAROLAIS Larry & Norma Julian Established 1999 • Crane, Mo. 417-536-6582

Call or Visit Us!


Cassville, Mo. 417-847-2141 • 417-847-7090

Calving Ease • Balanced EPDs

Bull Sale Dates — October 24, 2015 March 19, 2016

5J Cigarro 924 Pld

2014-15 AICA #3 Show Dam of the Year

Dam of the #2 Show Bull

5J Charolais Larry & Peggy Aschermann

Carthage, Missouri (417) 793-2855 cell • (417) 358-7879 e-mail:

David and Eileen Johansen 660-473-2945 11218 County Line Rd. Syracuse, MO 65354 Kevin and Jamie Johansen 573-289-1061 Dustin, Christie, Logan and Connor Johansen David and Sara Harms

Quality Embr yos Available

Bobby J. & Jamie Dicken Junior Member — Mallory

(573) 778-3814 (573) 718-4796

LedgerIS x Creek Cut Greta 576P ET Vlais A DLedger Charo x SRC Miss Kentake S03 ET Duke 914 x SRC Miss Kentake S03 ET Rio Bravo x SFC Babe 304 Fire Water x SFC Babe 304 vi o s C hHeatwave ar x SFC Babe 304 is



(573) 785-0352 (573)778-7428



Curt & Wanda Dicken

Call us for your next show heifer!


Poplar Bluff, MO

All ET & AI



Dicken Charolais Farm

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Davis Charolais

Allen & Julie Davis • Tyson, Jaclyn & Katey 2911 Stonehouse Road • DeSoto, MO 63020-4774 (636) 586-8759 • (636) 208-4509 cell

The Cowherd Makes the Difference... Mature Cowherd Avg. EPDs (317 AICA Enrolled Females)— CE
























BW ranks in the Top 20%; Milk Top 30%

Our New Outcross Sire

Summary of Bull Data 2012-2014

BW 81.0

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Production on Missouri Fescue. Contact us today!

33rd Annual Bull Sale April 12, 2016

Dean Churchill

Commercial Marketing Director Valentine, NE (402) 376-2314 (402) 376-6386 cell

Oakwater Ranch Headquarters Mansfield, MO

FF About Time Y07 Royce x Kentake x Silver Value Sound • Power • Look

Butch Alsup

Production Manager Mansfield, MO (417) 926-8416 cell

“Continuously improving genetics for the benefit of our customers”

Our Newest Addition

































Fink 3715 OF 0358 NS DOB: 8-9-2013

Sire: M6 New Standard 842 Dam: Finks 2250 x Fink Dante 7747

PERFORMANCE — “Above the Line” Breeding Stock also for sale by: WC Ledger 3413 CE
































Stephenson Charolais Denny and Gloria Stephenson 1854 N. Route J Rocheport, MO 65279 (573) 529-9489 cell • (573) 445-3321 home E-mail:

Not Just Another Pretty Face DCR Mr Bionic Tuff B387 Pld SCR Tuffy 0119 x Grid Maker AWW/R: 906 lbs./111 AYW/R: 1,452 lbs./103 EPDs: 3.0 0.6 44 62 8 2.8 30 0.5 29 0.66 0.005 -0.09 Breed Leading Performance– Top 2% WW; 15% YW; 9% TM; 6% REA

Bulls & Females for sale featuring 40+years of sound & functional genetics Ai Sires include: Ledger, Solution, Wrangler, Design, Lead On, Bronco, & Game Changer. Special thanks to Dustin Rex for purchasing this Lead On daughter in the Hankins Spring Edition Sale

Fountain Charolais Thompson, MO 65285 David: (573)819-9469 Tara: (573)682-7339

He’ll Add great Growth and Calving Ease

Top — 5% WW 4% Milk 1% TM 20% BW, SC • Dam-First Calf Heifer • 2nd High-Selling Bull, 2015 WCR • Long bodied, sound

WCR Sir Thunder 417 Pld M848614 DOB: 2-15-14 BW: 84 lbs. AWW/R/C: 761 lbs./111/150 AYW/R/C: 1,379 lbs./112/146 Yrlg. Ultrasound: REA/R/C: 16.28/110/111 %IMF R/C: 111/111 EPDs: CE: 1.3 BW: -1.0 WW: 39 YW: 47 M: 19 MCE: -2.2 TM: 38 SC: 0.9 REA: 0.40 MB: 0.13 Sire: WCR Rolling Thunder 251 P Curve Bending Performance

The Combination Bull

Dam: WCR Ms Impress 2319 TW P Impressive 626 x Visionary

Quality Semen Available $20/straw; No Signing (866) 356-4565

Watch For Our Spring Bull Sale Date!

April 2016 — Macon, Missouri NS/SCF SEVEN & 7 1309 Pld EM847359

Curtis & Mary Anne Plank

2015 Denver Grand Alcatraz x Starstruck • Proven Outcross Pedigree • Big Spread Birth to Weaning • Great Mother!

1410 County Road 2110 Huntsville, MO 65259 660-277-4728 Home 660-670-4721 Cell

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Herd Bulls that will

IKE Tuffy 4103 Pld

SCR Tuffy 0119 x Grid Maker x Marbler EPD: BW: 0.3 WW: 30 YW: 64 M: 13 TM: 28 REA: 0.72

M6 Cool Rep 418 Pld

Cool Rep x Duke 761 x Ms Duke 248 EPD: BW: 1.2 WW: 47 YW: 74 M: 6 TM: 30 SC: 1.4 REA: 0.56

Tri-N Captain Morgan 418B

Red Canadian Outcross CCA EPD: Top 20% BW, M, MB; 15% WW, YW; 10% TM

Tri-N Corona Pld 537B

Balance, Style, Power CCA EPD: Top 10% WW, TM; 2% YW; 10% CE, BW; 15% M

Let us be your Charolais bull source One or a Truckload! Charolais Cattle Since 1961

Mr NBC 483B Pld

From our Red Program – Power & Length

Watch for our showstring at major shows!

Nielson Brothers Charolais

Dennis Nielson (816) 383-2276 • Darren Nielson (816) 419-2184 44366 Hwy EE • Newtown, MO 64667

Your Trip to the Backdrop... Starts Here.

Bohannon x Maura 17X ET matings on the ground!

MCF Bohannon 305A – 46th National Champion Bull Time Bandit x Cigar

B3 Miss Maura 17X ET

43rd Reserve National Champion

CH Cassi 070A

Fire Water x Infinite Justice

2014 Missouri State Fair A ROE Champion

RF Greta 96Z

Fire Water x Grid Maker

2013 Missouri State Fair A ROE Champion

CH Ivory Addiction 080B

Fire Water x Three Trees Wind

Many Time Breed Champion Shown by Callie Meek

Eugene, Missouri

Parker Henley (573) 821-1627 Greg Connell (573) 694-6152

Show Heifer Prospects & Genetics Available


Performance • Fertility • Efficiency Angus • Charolais • Red Angus • Hereford

Calves sired by L419 out of Mead-influenced black cows.

CHAROLAIS HERD SIRES WC Bootlegger 4017 Pld Long Distance x Blue Value x Marbler

EPDs: CE 5.4 BW -0.2 WW 33 YW 54 M 18 MCE 3.1 TM 34 SC 0.4 REA 0.19 MB 0.15

Mead Grid Maker L419 Pld Grid Maker x Wind x 914

EPDs: CE 7.8 BW 0.4 WW 32 YW 72 M 14 MCE 5.4 TM 30 SC 1.3 REA 0.68 MB 0.03

AI Sires: Ledger, Blue Value, Rushmore

Fall Production Sale October 24, 2015 Spring Bull Sale March 5, 2016

Since 1942


21658 Quarry Lane • Barnett, MO 65011 Office (573) 302-7011 • Fax (573) 348-8325 E-mail: Alan Mead, Owner (573) 216-0210 David Innes, Manager (573) 280-6855

Proven, Predictable Genetics with added Value

• Anchor bull, 2015 Denver Grand Pen of 3 • Topped 2015 WC Bull Sale with 1/2 interest commanding $44,000 • Semen: $20/straw; $35 signing Owned with Wright Charolais, Broberg’s Charolais, Wild Indian Acres, Clear Creek Farm, Ridder Farms, KM Charolais

Rushmore x Blue Value x Suspect M846721 BW: 71 AWW/R: 923/120 EPD %Rank EPD %Rank



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• Member 2015 Denver Grand Pen of 3 • A female making machine! Deep and complete. • Semen: $20/straw; $35 signing Owned with Grace Farms and Wright Charolais

Blue Value x Baldridge Sweetheart 7M EM846421 BW: 78 AWW: 810 (ET) EPD %Rank


EPD %Rank



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27 20


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Cody Runft 608 Crispin Street • Richmond, MO 64085 316.640.0733 •



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WE Show

Champions! NS/SCF Seven & 7 1309 Pld 2015 Denver Grand Champion Outcross Pedigree • Great Mother

TR Mr Diablo 2742Z ET 46th National Senior Champion

Diablo x Mustang Sally • EPDs: 2.3 21 48 11 22 1.4

To Breed Champions.

Watch for —

With Attention to Pedigree and EPDs.

STCC Deal Me In

Production Sale May 7, 2016

Turton x SFC Babe

LJR WIA White Collar KASS Kojack x Katee 0765X

Good Luck to the Juniors showing WIA heifers at the Junior National and upcoming state fairs!

Mike, Sara, Connor & Cannon Kisner 5805 PERKINS RD • DE SOTO, MO 63020 (636) 586-2299 • (636) 236-0306 cell

Grass To Grid! Wright Charolais Bulls

Calving Ease, Performance, Carcass

Offering 150 Charolais Bulls every year on the second Saturday of March at 6 p.m.

This Fall 2013 Bull sold on March 2015 Sale REA: 23.27!!!! BW: 70 lbs. AWW: 800 lbs. Scrotal: 41 cm. Wt: 1,780 lbs.

• Half of these bull are Fall Long-Yearlings. • Half are Jan. & Feb. Yearlings. • Proven Calving Ease blood lines! • Raised on Fescue Grass! • Semen Tested, Performance Tested. • Ultrasound Data Available. • Free Delivery within 500 miles.

This Fall 2013 Bull sold on March 2015 Sale IMF Score: 4.69!!!! BW: 70 lbs. AWW: 744 lbs. Scrotal: 40 cm. Wt: 1,550 lbs.

Watch for more information about our next sales: December 5, 2015 – Annual Female Sale March 12, 2016 – Annual Bull Sale

This Fall 2013 Bull sold on March 2015 Sale REA: 20.00 BW: 68 lbs. AWW: 798 lbs. Scrotal: 40 cm. Wt: 1,570 lbs.

Derry & Mary Wright 42922 Old Hwy. 10 • Richmond, MO 64085 816-776-3512 farm office 816-456-3792 cellular Chris Peuster, Managing Partner 816-529-2190 cellular

Phenotype + Power

Built with

PROVEN Cow Families. Top 7% Milk, 1% REA

05A MCF Bohannon 3EM835382 46th National Grand Champion

Stacked Numbers RF Greta 96Z P

Profile + Performance



M&M Ms Stealth 7515 Pld ET Fantastic Daughters

NEW Name!

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Quality Bred Heifers • Show Heifer Prospects • Cow-Calf Pairs Bred Cows • Embryo Opportunities The Dale Ridder Family 1585 Little Bay Road Hermann, MO 65041 Derek (573) 680-4692 Cell Dale (573) 680-4691 Cell

SCR Ms Turbo 7003 By Cattlemen, For Cattlemen

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Nomination Deadline July 25, 2015


November 15, 2015 North American International Livestock Exposition

Louisville, Kentucky

All nominations of breed leading lots with exceptional buyer appeal will be evaluated by the National Sale Committee, the sale manager and the AICA staff for final selections to be accepted into the National Charolais Sale. The sale catalog information deadline is August 5th and the National Sale catalog will be printed in the October 2015 issue of the Charolais Journal. There is an option for the National Sale catalog; each seller may choose to promote their lot with a halfpage at $300 or a whole page at $550! A standard sale commission of 12.5% applies.

Contact anyone on the AICA Staff, National Sale Committee or the Sale Manager to discuss your National Sale nominations today.

National Sale Committee: Sale Manager: Greg Hubert P.O. Box 100 • Oakley, KS 67748 (785) 672-3195 (785) 672-7449 cell 74  

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David Hobbs Floyd Wampler Wes Chism Colt Keffer Andy Rest

(913) 515-1215 (423) 612-2133 (281) 761-5952 (765) 376-8784 (406) 670-5678

• John Chism, Chairman (859)439-4666 • Derry Wright (816) 456-3792 • Lee Eaton (406) 584-7546 • Larry Ludeke (832) 437-5900 • Bob Tibbs (410) 734-6873

35th National Sale 36th National Sale ( Kansas City, October 31, 2014)

LT Brenda 4091 P-$31,500 Presented by Lindskov-Thiel Ranch Purchased by: Bracewell Cattle, Sparkman Cattle and John Gerner

Wal-Mar Ms Game On 408-$25,000 Presented by Wal-Mar Charolais Purchased by: Summit Farms & Lauren Holley Thomas

WIA-WDZ Bella 4032 P ET-$24,000 Presented by Wild Indian Acres & Zehnder Cattle Purchased by: JVS Cattle Company

OW Miss Design S519-W87 Pld-$22,000 Presented by Oakwater Ranch Purchased by: Bell Cattle Compnay

M&M Ms Stealth 9509 Pld ET-$20,000 Presented by M & M Charolais Purchased by: Polzin Cattle & RJB Cattle

BJCF Barwin Z26-$30,000 Presented by 74-51 Cattle Co., Sandridge Cattle Co. & Pembrook Cattle Co. Purchased by: Silver Spur Ranches, Bear Mountain Ranch, Summit Farms & Thomas Ranch

Summit Andes A50-$20,000 Presented by Summit Farms Purchased by: Kaitlyn Davlin, Shepherd’s Hill Land & Cattle, Silver Spur Ranches & Bianchi Charolais

Double-H TLC Marion 0429 ET-$20,000 Presented by Foglesong Charolais Purchased by: Southern Cattle Company

LT Brenda’s Hope 3019 Pld-$30,000 Presented by Lindskov-Thiel Ranch Purchased by: J & J Trust

WC CCC Temptress 3447 P ET-$20,000 Presented by Wright Charolais & Cody Cattle Co. Purchased by: J & J Trust

20 Lots averaged: $14,478 4 Flushes averaged: $7,063 2 Pregnant Recipients: $6,250

Summit Bojangles B09-$20,000 Presented by Summit Farms Purchased by M6 Ranch & Cavender Ranches

Past National Sale Alumni

(Denver, January 19, 2014)

26 Lots averaged: $14,433 5 Flushes averaged: $5,300

WC CCC Sweetheart 4274 P-$18,000 Presented by Wright Charolais & Cody Cattle Co. Purchased by: J & J Trust

TR Mr Wrangler NFR 3526A-$20,000 Presented by Thomas Ranch & Hansen Charolais Purchased by: RBM Livestock

Wells Ms Mustang BElla 3002-$20,000 Presented by Wells Charolais Purchased by: Dynamic Z Charolais J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 1 5   75

Strong Roots Keep Family Focused On Charolais at

by Linda Eck

Clift Livestock


amily traditions and youth involvement hold strong roots at Clift Livestock. And, while owner Kerry Clift is quick to admit his Charolais herd is a hobby, it’s one that plays a vital role in the livelihood of his family. Nestled in a valley on the eastern slopes of the Cascade Mountains in central Washington, Clift, along with his wife, Brigid and daughter, Cora take their livestock seriously and are actively involved in local, state and national events. “Dad used Charolais while I was growing up in the early 80s,” said Clift, who also had a small herd of Charolais cows that he sold when heading off to college in 1993. After completing college at Washington State University, getting married and finding a place big enough to start another herd, Clift jumped back into the purebred business and has grown his herd near Ellensburg to “50 momma cows”. Plans call for getting the herd up to 100 cows but, “I’m picky so I grow slow,” said Clift. “Charolais just stuck with me,” he added. “When I was at home I remember we always had fast growing Charolais cross calves that outweighed the others and brought a good price.” Using performance data and the AICA’s Whole Herd Rewards program, Clift monitors growth and utilizes the data to meet the needs of his growing market. Typically, cows are calved beginning in January through mid March, but this year Clift has adjusted his program to meet customer needs by adding 10 fall calving cows. “This will be the first year for fall calves. I did it because I have a market from those wanting older bulls.” He also noted that this will give him some calves for fall show classes.

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“We sell bulls and females privately and also participate in consignment sales throughout the year,” said Clift. “Last year we sold the choice of three show heifers at the NILE.” Active in the Northwest Charolais Association, the Clifts also participated in the association’s online sale this spring through Breeder’s World. Cora actively shows cattle produced on the farm, and her involvement has added to increased demand and a changing female market. “Our bull market is to commercial producers mostly running Angus cows,” said Clift. “Females in the past were typically sold to other seed stock producers, but the last couple of years we’ve had a lot of interest from the club calf industry to make smoky calves.” Clift breeds a few cows to top club bulls for club calves and has purchased some Charolais on clubby embryos. “I have some Charolais cows that I use as recips,” chuckled Clift, noting that neighbors are quick to let them know if the color doesn’t hold true to the program. He and Cora rope as a hobby and when a pen of black roping steers showed up, “I never heard the end of it.” While a lot of the private treaty bull sales at Clift Livestock result from word of mouth, they do maintain a website and face book page. The website “draws a lot of attention,” said Clift and he recognizes face book as a “good way to share with others what you’re doing.” The Clifts sell 20 to 25 bulls each year. “I’m very particular…if something’s not right, I make ‘em a steer. I want to make sure my customers are happy now and on down the line.” “Our market is expanding,” continued Clift. “There are a lot of people that have black cows and I work pretty hard at promoting Charolais. If I have a neighbor using an Angus bull it’s my goal to get a Charolais in there.” “The biggest thing is keeping the birth weight misnomer down,” he added. “We’ve been pretty careful on throwing a good moderate calf with fast growth. We’ve gained trust in our customers by selling bulls that will consistently do that.” He also noted that one of the goals at Clift Livestock is to produce a complete package – good feet, legs, good hip, good testicles and a balanced, consistent set of bulls. Looking forward, Clift is anxious to see improvements due to the increased accuracy that can be provided through genomic enhanced EPDs. “Anything we can do to increase accuracy…I’m for it,” said Clift. “What you use is your choice, it’s not the only key to my selection process, but it’s a part of it. There’s a lot of information we can use that helps make it easier for our customers. I think change is good.”


Kerry, Cora & Brigid Clift While breeding for complete cattle, Clift said the demand he sees for heifers includes two different markets – club calves and breeding females. When it comes to a Charolais herd bull, Clift recognizes the challenge of cleaning up the front end, from the chest floor and up the neck. “The last bull I bought was really clean fronted and that’s hard to find,” said Clift. Temperament is another cull factor for this Washington breeder. “We cull for temperament. Anything that doesn’t meet our temperament demands goes down the road for hamburger.” With 12-year-old Cora leading the Washington Junior Charolais Association as president, and Brigid serving as junior advisor, the Clifts are headed to St. Paul, MN this year for the 2015 Junior National Show and Leadership Conference July 5-10. “She’s taking a smoky steer and a Charolais heifer,” said Clift, noting that his daughter started in 4-H at an early age and has gotten really interested in showing. “It’s fun for me. She has five of her own cows and we breed them to clubby bulls for her

project. It’s a nice family deal.” Serving as vice president of the Northwest Charolais Association which includes the states of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana, Clift and his wife are also active in helping with “The Summer Sizzle”, an annual all-breed junior livestock show set this year for Aug. 1-2 at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Othello, WA. “It’s fun and keeps the kids involved. Cora’s involved and likes it and that makes it a family thing…like a family vacation,” said Clift. “We don’t go to Disneyland; we go to a cattle show.” The Clifts appreciate regional shows like the ROE show in Yakima and the NILE in Billings that allow Cora to show her cattle in the junior show. Closer is better noted Clift, who owns interest in a fertilizer, seed and chemical company. “You can only get so much time off work. And, when you see a good breeding show, you know there are good breeding programs behind it. We showed last year in Denver, we might do the junior show next year.”

“It’s fun and keeps the kids involved. Cora’s involved and likes it and that makes it a family thing…like a family vacation,” said Clift. “We don’t go to Disneyland; we go to a cattle show.”


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Powerful Genetics, Performance & EPDs = Powerful

Results M6 MS 761 Nancy 6100 P ET EF1061246

Co-Owned with Double-H Charolais

Dam of the high-selling lot at the Iowa Beef Expo at $18,000. Dam of the high-selling bull and 4th high-selling bull at the Double-H Charolais Bull sale. Dam of M6/RC FRESH AIR1138 PLD, sons average $7964 at Nipp’s Bull Sale. Maternal Granddam of the $25,000, M6 BIG & DEEP 330 P ET at the M6 spring bull sale.

EPDs: CE: 1.7 BW: 2.2 WW: 43 YW: 73 Milk: 17 MCE: -2.5 TM: 39 SC: 1.5

We would love to show you our 2015 born 6100 calves when you are in Minnesota during the Junior National, we are 90 miles west from St. Paul.

Dennis, Kari, Brandon, and Dustin Fischer 52917 295th St., Grove City, MN 56243 Home: 320-857-3044 Email:

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Thank You to all of our 2015 Buyers! NGC Loan Officer 410B ET — Our thanks to Wright Charolais, Mt.Vernon, MO for purchasing Loan Officer for $11,000.

NGC Lender 404B ET —Our thanks to Doll Charolais, New Salem, ND for purchasing Lender for $18,000. Semen Available!

We’re Pretty Sure He Did It This Way…


984 P

Spring 2015 #1 Multiple Trait Leader Top 1% TM; 2% WW, YW, Milk, SC, CW, REA; 15% REA BW: -0.2 WW: 48 YW: 89 Milk: 25 TM: 49 SC: 1.6 CW: 35 REA: 0.82 MARB: 0.15 Sire: Oakdale Duke 9003 P #1 MILK and #7 MULTIPLE TRAIT LEADER Dam: BJR Miss Eli Ali 632 P CMR ELI ALI 9184 PLD x HEP KING GRAZER 25A

We would like to Thank White River Charolais Ranch for purchasing 3/4 interest and Full Possession in Hank 984 P.

White River Charolais Ranch Roger Vangunst 13153 Hunt Rd. Culpeper, VA 22701 (540) 825-6203


$20/straw; $35 signing Curtiss & Brenda Nipp

(979) 693-0388 • (800) 786-4066 (979) 693-7994 (FAX)

25140 Oswalt Rd. Overbrook, OK 73453 (580) 668-3332 (580) 513-3555 cell Justin (580) 513-3556 Travis (580) 513-3792 J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 1 5   79

Yo u r C a l i f o r n i a S o u r c e for Charolais Genetics 1. Avila Cattle Company

7. Nicholas Livestock Company

2. Bianchi Charolais

8. Toste Charolais

Mike & Char Avila 19760 Amen Lane Cottonwood, CA 96022 530/347-1478 Bulls & Females Available At The Ranch Robert, Chris & Erica Bianchi 6810 Canada Road Gilroy, CA 95020 408/842-5855-Home 408/804-3133- Robert’s cell E-mail: Look for our cattle at leading California shows & sales

3. Broken Box Ranch

Jerry & Sherry Maltby PO. Box 759 Williams, CA 95987 530/473-2830- Home 530/473-3006- Office E-mail: bbr@cititlinkkm Bulls Selling at Red Bluff Bull Sale In January

4. Fresno State

6522 Vernon Road Nicolaus, CA 95659 Nicoli, Sr: 916/455-2384 Nicoli, Jr. 530/668-4566 56 years of raising Charloais cattle. . . the oldest and largest Charolais herd in California.

Myron A. Toste 687 E. Riverdale Ave. Laton, CA 93242 559/341-3147- Cell Raising Registered Charolais Since 1976

9. Wagner Livestock

Jeff Wagner 11149 Shelton Rd Linden, CA 95236 209/887-2291- Home 209/351-0351-Cell E-Mail: Bulls & Females Available At Private Treaty


STATE Agricultural Foundation 2415 East San Ramon Ave. Fresno, CA 93740-8033 Randy Perry 559/278-4793- Work 559/287-0723-Cell Website: Bulls For Sale At Private Treaty

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5. Jorgensen Charolais

Fred & Toni Jorgensen 884 Moller Ave Orland, CA 95963 209/602-8130 Fred’s Cell Bulls for sale privately and Synder’s Bulls of the 21st Century Sale Each March

6. Metzger Cattle Company Dennis Metzger 22600 Blue Jay Lane Anderson, CA 966007 816/519-8208- Cell E-Mail:

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4103 M849904

$20,000 High-Selling Bull in the 2015 Sonderup Charolais Inc Bull Sale!

SCR Tuffy 0119 x M6 Grid Maker 104 P ET CE 2.2

BW 0.3

WW 30

YW 64


TM 28

SC 0.5

CW 24

REA 0.72

Contact us today for Semen! Wheatcraft Farms Inc. 1205 Sunset Hill Rd. Brookfield, MO 64628 (660) 258-2715

Nielson Brothers Charolais Tom Sonderup

19488 Valley Road Fullerton, NE 68638 (308) 536-2050 (308) 550-0254 cell

Dennis Nielson (816) 383-2276 Darren Nielson (816) 419-2184 44366 Hwy EE Newtown, MO 64667

Dennis Charolais Farm Eric, Angie, Haley & Brayden Dennis 170 Rock Bluff Road Saint Jo, TX 76265 (940) 995-2161 • (940) 841-2792

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MY GOAL IS TO BE THE BEST AT 2 JOBS! They both require the same dedication, knowledge of the products, strong business ethics, attention to details, extra effort, and the appreciation and support of my customers!

Since 1993, we have been producing top-quality Charolais genetics in beautiful Paris, Ky. Our thanks to the buyers of our cattle this past year, several of which went directly into their ET programs!!! If you are looking for bulls or heifers, stop by or call anytime. Since 2003, I have been a commodity broker, where I apply practical knowledge and agriculture experience for my customers. Whether you are interested in a broker for speculative purposes, or for risk management, I will be more than happy to visit with you about your needs. Call today!

“Time Tested and Proven”

Home of —

BHD Dutton B185 P

2nd High-Selling JDJ Equity Z370 sired bull in DeBruycker’s 2015 Bull sale! EPDs: 3.1 0.5 29 59 11 3.6 26 0.6 BW:86 WW/R: 758/105 YW:1316/105

Candy Sullivan

3261 Ruddles Mill Rd * Paris, KY 40361 (859) 988-0207 Email: Find us on facebook at Sullivan Charolais

Let us hedge your cattle and crops 1406 N. Forbes Rd • Lexington, KY 40511 (859) 338-0170 “Serving Cattle People with Full service Commodity Brokerage”

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Where Quality Matters.

Thanks to everyone who attended, viewed and bid in our 33rd Annual Bull Sale, April 4th. A special thanks to the buyers who made sale day a great success!

The High-Sellers

We appreciate the confidence these leading breeders placed in our program.

Wells Mr Big Daddy 4702 Pld

M854625 DOB: 4-3-14 BW: 80 WW: 900 YW: 1,536 Fargo x Cigar x Platinum 20K Selected by Bremner Charolais, Manitoba

Wells Generator 4755 Pld

M855180 DOB: 4-19-14 BW: 90 WW: 868 YW: 1,746 Generator x Prime Up x Tundra Selected by Dynamic Z Charolais, Iowa

Mark Your Calendar! 34th Annual Bull Sale

Wells Demolition 4627 Pld

Saturday, April 2, 2016

M854603 DOB: 4-1-14 BW: 88 WW: 941 YW: 1,573 Reliance x Platinum 20K x Amplifie Selected by A. Sparrow Farms, Saskatchewan

Wells Herd Bulls Offer — Consistency • Meat & Muscle Productivity • Endurance Proven Quality — White or Red



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New Walking Herd Sires We selected these exceptional powerhouse outcross Herd Sires from the 2015 McLeod Livestock Bull Sale in Alberta.

CCA MC358840

Top 15% WW, YW, TM

DOB: 1-6-14 BW: 92 WW: 940 Sire: Gerrard Pastor 35Z Dam: Target Pld Ginny 40P

CML Gunslinger 410B Pld

CCA MC358841

Dam stems from Cougarhill Hank DOB: 1-25-14 BW: 90 WW: 900 Sire: CML Encore 4Y Dam: Harvie Firefly 14T

Ranch visits are always welcome— Plan a trip to our pastures this summer! Heifers always for sale private treaty. Take your pasture choice and pick her up at weaning!

15446 419th Ave. • Conde, SD 57434 Richard & Heather Wells (605) 784-3409 • (605) 881-3601 Jason & Nina Jo Wells (605) 784-7824 (605) 881-7824 • (605) 881-5324

“Of ficial Home of the Bling Tags”

CML Draft Pick 436B Pld



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Focuses on ‘Better Cattle’ and Creates Demand for Quality Bulls


by Linda Eck

Randy Schmidt

eveloping personal relationships are an important factor in the success found at Schmidt Cattle Co., where customers, more often referred to as friends, are just a simple phone call away. The search for “better cattle to feed” started in the early 60s when Randy Schmidt’s father, who fed cattle his entire adult life, decided there had to be better cattle to feed than were available at that time. “After some research, he started crossbreeding Hereford cows with Charolais bulls in 1962,” related the younger Schmidt, who now owns the diversified operation situated in the hard grass area of the Nebraska panhandle. “After that short experiment, dad purchased 25 registered cows that originated from the Rue Ranch in Texas,” said Schmidt. “We will calve 250 registered Charolais cows this coming spring.” “We sold bulls privately through the 70s and 80s and had our first auction in 1989, selling 30 bulls,” added Schmidt, who joined the operation in 1974 after graduating from the University of Wyoming in 1972 and working as a commodity broker in Denver. Now, Schmidt markets 70-85 yearling “Bulls that Fit” in an annual spring sale held at the Sheridan Livestock Auction Company in Rushville. This year’s March sale averaged $7,444 on 84 head. And, if it’s good for customers, it’s good for Schmidt Cattle

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Company, which buys calves from many of its customers. Maintaining a 1,300 head feedlot filled with Charolais influenced calves, Schmidt has good insight on what works in producing meat that will be well accepted by packers and ultimately, the consumer. In addition to the feedlot and a registered Charolais cow/calf herd, Schmidt utilizes 6,000 of his 11,000 acres to produce corn and alfalfa for the cattle and winter wheat and sunflowers as cash crops. High moisture corn, alfalfa as silage and corn silage are all placed in pits for feed. “Although we have sold bulls as far away as the east coast, most of our customers are in the Midwest, especially the Tri-State region comprised of Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming,” said Schmidt noting that the majority of customer demand comes from Char-cross commercial herds. “We do not rely on social media or the internet,” said Schmidt. Instead, loyalty roots run deep in Nebraska for Schmidt and his buyers. “Our customers are our business partners and friends. We have met most of our new customers over the last several years at feeder cattle sales or by word-of-mouth. The bulk of our buyers are ranchers that we have bought feeder calves from for many years,” explained Schmidt. “We have purchased calves from many of the ranchers for as long as 30 years; and many of them have bought bulls from us every year for that same period.” Data is important for producing top Schmidt Cattle Company bulls and keeping the feedlot in the black. Birth, weaning and yearling weights are recorded along with daily gain, scrotal measurements and ultra sound data. “Average and above performance on most traits in the Charolais breed are adequate for Char-cross feeder cattle and that is what the majority of Charolais bulls are used for,” said Schmidt. “I am not a firm believer in genomics at this point,” said Schmidt, who refers to eye appeal and weaning weight as the two key factors important to ranchers when marketing feeder calves. “Depending on the type of cow, most Char-cross feeder cattle reach adequate size in the feedlot and grade well,” said Schmidt, noting that bigger is not always better. “Eye appeal and weaning weight are probably the two factors most important to the rancher if they are selling calves at weaning. Eye appeal and weight


Aaron, Kyle, Marj and Randy Schmidt to the rancher and weight and carcass yield to the cattle feeder are what will keep the Charolais breed in the forefront. “ “There is no doubt some merit to the science and in the future (genomics) may prove valuable, but at this point eye appeal and pounds matter and are the easiest to attain,” said Schmidt. “There are a multitude of other contributing factors that have much more effect on the outcome of a calf crop.” Schmidt Cattle Company utilizes the AICA’s Whole Herd Rewards program as an objective way of collecting data for review. “Keeping records on all cows provides the basis for many decisions which include not only selecting for desirable traits, but just as importantly, it also identifies cows to cull,” said Schmidt. “This helps us meet the goal of improving our cow herd and possibly the entire breed.” Keeping every cow registered is important to Schmidt who sees the registry as a means of ensuring “everything we do is recorded and evaluated.” He also praises the WHR program for its attributes. “Not only does WHR allow free registration and transfer of all offspring of cows enrolled, it also provides EPDs on calves from enrolled cows even if the offspring are not registered,” said Schmidt. “Other programs available do not allow for free registration and transfer and do not calculate EPDs on unregistered calves.” The breed in general has done an excellent job of eliminating old concerns of disposition, birth weight and calving ease,” said Schmidt. “Not only Charolais, but most breeds are producing much better cattle. The cattle we buy and feed are simply much better in all aspects than in the past.” A member of both, the AICA and the Nebraska Charolais Association, Schmidt admits he is not an exceptionally active member in either organization, but praises those individuals that are willing and take the time to attend meetings. “They are without a doubt doing what they believe is correct to promote our breed and industry as a whole.” So, what concerns a small feedlot in northwestern Nebraska? Schmidt is quick to explain his viewpoints, ranking positive public perception and price discovery at the top of the list. “Although the producers’ goal of providing high quality beef

at an affordable price continues, both justified and unjustified factors can very easily alter public perception domestically and at an international level,” said Schmidt. “Continuing to be diligent in how we raise and promote our product is critical in maintaining consumer confidence.” “Price discovery is becoming a big issue,” said Schmidt. “A high percentage of fat cattle are sold on a formula basis and that formula price is based on a small percentage of negotiated prices. The formula cattle are committed at least a week in advance which leaves a small number of cattle the packers have to buy at a negotiated price and the major packers have plenty of their own cattle to cover those needs.” “The formula cattle are priced on the negotiated price the week they are committed and then delivered the following week,” continued Schmidt. “This practice has become very prevalent in recent years and from appearances would have room for substantial price abuse to the feeder.” Expressing concern at that thought, he also noted that packers do most of the price reporting for negotiated cattle that the formula cattle prices are based on. Aside from struggling with packers, prices and perception, Schmidt is optimistic about Charolais in the future. “We’re seeing record prices across the entire industry, but one aspect that sticks out is the price of Char-cross calves matching or being superior to other breeds, which has not always been the case,” said Schmidt. “Feedlot cattle with a Charolais influence are among the top when looking at feedlot efficiency and carcass data. If we don’t fall off the rail and start producing the wrong type; the future for the Charolais breed is bright. Although the entire industry may have a plateau, the Charolais breed is wellpositioned for the future.”


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genomic-enhanced EPDs will be a LD panel with fewer DNA variants. This lower-cost panel will allow breeders to genotype more animals.

MORE In many instances, a genomic prediction is a self-improving technology (exceptions include hard to measure traits like disease resistance). As long as breeders continue to collect and report performance records, the young animals that we genotype today become the animals used to retrain our genomic predictions in the future. “My message has always been and will continue to be that a breed association will be as strong as the performance database it can build and maintain,” stated Dr. Robert Williams, outgoing Director of Breed Improvement. He continued, “We work to keep breeders focused on reporting phenotypic data for a multitude of traits. Genomic prediction will only be as reliable as the phenotypic databases used to build the genomic estimates.” Thus, the more animals that are genotyped and correctly phenotyped, the more precise genomic predictions become. In addition to genotyping more animals, researchers are also collecting more DNA data on influential sires. As part of a USDA-funded fertility research project and with support from 88  

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the Charolais association, researchers at the University of Missouri have sequenced the entire DNA of 244 sires, 12 of which are Charolais sires. When we sequence the entire DNA of an animal we produce data on 2.5 billion base pairs of DNA, not just the variable positions included in a SNP panel. Based on the sequence data at the University of Missouri, we have identified 50 million DNA variants. Of these 50 million DNA variants, at least 20 million are variable in Charolais cattle. The 1000 Bull Genomes Project, a group of international scientists who are sharing sequencing data, has also sequenced 33 Charolais animals. Using these millions of DNA variants, researchers will study in more detail cattle genetics and genomics.

TARGETED With more animals and more DNA variants, researchers will have the ability to hone in on the important variants influencing genetic variation within and between breeds. The DNA panels currently used in genomic prediction use DNA variants that are evenly spaced along cattle’s DNA. These variants serve as mile markers along the chromosomes of cattle. These mile markers help us track segments of DNA, but it is the points of interests within the segments that actually cause differences between animals. These points CHAROLAIS JOURNAL

of interests are functional or causal variants, the variants that actually change the content or abundance of a protein. If we can include not only the mile markers, but also the points of interests in our genomic predictions, these more targeted panels should improve the performance of genomic predictions and the EPDs they enhance. Genomic technologies and applications will continue to improve, and acceptance of the technology will continue to increase. Dr. Williams observed that genomicenhanced EPDs have increased breeder awareness regarding the value of genetic tools and the role these tools will play in the future. As we use these new technologies, it is essential that we do the basics right: use economically relevant traits (e.g. calving ease) not indicator traits (e.g. birth weight) for selection decisions, select for optimums not just maximums, have a breeding objective and use selection indexes to reach that objective. Breeders focused on profit and customer satisfaction will recognize the benefits of genomic technologies and will find methods to incorporate genomics into their operation. Williams concluded, “Genomic predictions increase accuracy, which not only leads to improved genetic trend, but also greater trust in genetic values.”


September 26, 2015

Dennis Charolais Farm & Guests


Charolais Bull Sale Saturday, January 30, 2016


4430 Bloomfield Road I Bardstown, KY 40004 James & Cathy Hayden & Family (502) 507-4984 Cell AICA Member Enrolled in the Whole Herd Rewards Program.

Our newest addition,Way out west! WC Reliable 4010 P Long Distance x Ledger x Clarice J139 BW: 74 AWW/R: 778/104 Ultrasound: AREA/R: 16.16/108 %IMF:3.31

EPDs: CE: 8.4 BW: -1.2 WW: 29 YW: 53 M:20 MCE: 1.7 TM: 35 SC: 0.7 REA: 0.32 MB: 0.17

Selected from the 2015 WC Bull Sale, he joins the anchor bull from the 2014 Denver Reserve Grand Pen, NS SCF All The Time 1316 ET (All State x Firegirl) - his first calves are on the ground! We have also recently added 3 high quality females from the Satterfield program.

Building a Program based on —

Calving Ease • Growth • Maternal Ability • Eye Appeal


Look for our cattle at the Central Washington State Fair A ROE, Billings NILE and Denver.

CLIFT LIVESTOCK Kerry, Brigid & Cora Clift 3231 Lyons Road, Ellensburg, WA 98926 (509) 968-3451 • (509) 929-2079 cell •


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Committed to Charolais IMPROVEMENT!! WC Passport 3127 PET

EM833181 • Passport x J139 Our new herd sire with the pedigree, EPDs and phenotype to take our program to a new level. Grand Champion: Dixie National Junior Livestock Show 2015 Reserve Grand Champion: Mississippi State Fair 2014 Semen: $25; no signing fee. (866) 356-4565

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Crosby Farms has committed to improvement by adding these bulls to a select group of females purchased in elite sales over the past year. Check out our consignments at the

Mississippi Pride of Dixie Sale Nov. 21, 2015. Offering offspring of Maximo and WC Passport 3127.


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JDJ Maximo A18P

M841630 Member of JDJ Maximo Syndicate Using MAXIMO in our AI & ET programs.

Crosby Farms Cheryle & Greg Crosby 443 Hwy 590 Seminary, MS 39479 601-466-7377

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BUCK MISS BRAVE VAL 1117 F1140992 Rio Bravo x Easy Blend

wr miss institute u616 F1093626 Institute x Unlimited Ease

RLL Ms Riverdale j234 F1093781 Smokester x Unlimited Ease

Bulls & Show Heifers Miss hcr denise 9073 Pld F1101712 Available Private Treaty Denali x Wyoming Wind

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Plyler & Son

Caleb, BRIANA and HUCK Plyler 1748 Hempstead 7 • Hope, AR 71801 (870) 703-1394

Field Rep x Wyoming Wind

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Quality Not Quantity!

MJ Samacus 310

M842776 Samacus is working great in Mississippi on our small but elite cowherd. Come See!!

Visitors always welcome

Clear Water Cattle LLC Jimmy Ray & Jane Parish 506 Holly Hills Road #92 Columbus, MS 39705 (662) 312-8372

Since 1938, Gallagher has brought experience and technology together to create quality animal and pasture management solutions for Charolais producers. E L E C T R I C F E N C I N G • M I R AC O WAT E R E R S • W E I G H I N G & E I D

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Thanks to all how make our 35th Sale the best one yet.

THANK YOU! DCR Mr Solution W13

Reg: M780258 Homozygous Polled EPDs: 0.8 0.1 39 75 8 0.0 27 0.9 31 0.42 0.010 0.13 Sired the second top selling group

Owned with Hubert Charolais Ranch, Broberg Charolais and ABS Global.

Animals sold to 7 states & 2 Canadian Provinces

We would also like to Thank — Wade Bennett, Nebraska, for purchasing a SCR Tuffy 0119 son,

DCR Mr Magic Tuff B163

Floyd Cleveland, South Dakota, for purchasing a SCR Tuffy 0119 Son, DCR Mr Sir Tuff B50.

Kay R Land & Cattle, Canada, for purchasing a DCR 029 Dakota Bull Z90 son, DCR Z90 Dakota B189.

Tara Fountain, Missouri, for purchasing a SCR Tuffy 0119 son,

DCR Mr Bionic Tuff B387.

Anderson Charolais, Montana, for purchasing a LT Blue Value 7903 son,

DCR Mr Blue Turbo B339.

Circle Cee Charolais, Canada, for purchasing a SRK Solid Prosper 410 Y daughter,

DCR Ms Prosper B303.

DCR Mr Substance A240

Reg: M837838 Homozygous Polled EPDs: 7.5 1.6 55 116 18 2.9 46 1.8 34 0.87 0.016 0.31 Semen Available Owned with Thomas Ranch.

Blake Honeyman, North Dakota, and Jason Weber, South Dakota,

for purchasing a top heifers.

Again a Very Big Thank You to all who made our 35th sale a great Sucess.


Charolais Ranch 3991 36th Street New Salem, ND 58563

Charles & Pamela Doll 701-843-8673 Harlan & Jodie Doll 701-843-8771 David & Donna Doll 701-843-7947

DCR Mr Sure Tuff B247

Reg: M852690 Homozygous Polled EPDs: 5.2 0.1 50 63 16 NA 41 1.8 30 0.63 0.014 0.09 Sire: DCR Mr Ranch Hand Z196 Pld Dam: DCR MS 8141 Duke x209 Thanks to Vedvei Charolais J URanch N E /forJthe U Lpurchase Y 2 0of1B247. 5   133

by Linda Eck

Dennis Charolais Farm Focuses on the Future after Texas Drought


oming off a five-year drought, Eric Dennis is focusing on the future. Liquidating a lot of older cows during the Texas drought, Dennis Charolais Farm is emerging with a lot of younger cattle and a positive attitude toward Charolais as the center of their livelihood. Introduced to Charolais cattle before he could walk and always involved, Eric streamlined his way to the helm of the Saint Jo, TX operation started by his father, Richard, in 1968 with “a handful” of cows. Now, Eric, along with his wife Angie, daughter Haley and son Brayden are continuing the legacy set in place by the previous generation. “Charolais are driving the bus and we as breeders are in control of where it stops, which road it turns down and if it continues forward,” said Dennis, president of the Charolais Association of Texas and a leader among forward thinking breeders. “I don’t think there are many other breeds sitting where

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we’re at right now.” Keeping 300 to 350 Charolais at various times of the year, Dennis Charolais doesn’t do a lot of crop farming but does focus on holding down wintering costs of its cow/calf operation by producing “the best quality hay we can and best grass we can graze” on the 2,000 acres located in extreme north Central Texas, just six miles south of the Red River. Known as a source of bulls for commercial cattlemen, Dennis Charolais Farms is the nucleus of the BeefGene Charolais Bull Sale, held annually in January at the Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission. “We’ve been doing it for some years,” Dennis said of the farm’s bull sale. “Prices have been going up and it’s exciting for me.” In addition, “We try to give our buyers the opportunity to market their bulls,” said Dennis. “I think we have a good thing going and I get a lot of requests to add to it. I’ve capped it at 80-85 head.” To keep up with demand, a fall sale is planned this year, offering 60-65 head. If that doesn’t fill the need, Dennis said a third sale will be held in early April. “A 15 to 16-month-old bull is as close to a yearling as you can get and buyers are coming to realize they’ll work well for them.” The strong demand for Charolais is firing successful sales. “We’re seeing a lot of bulls that come from out of state,” said Dennis. “I don’t think we have enough Charolais bulls to meet the need here.” “We used to private treaty our fall bulls, but I think you’re leaving money on the table,” said Dennis, explaining that he believes breeders can get more money in the long run through the auction process. “I could never ask $9,000 or $10,000 for a bull, I don’t think. At the auction everyone gets first pick.” Five to 10 percent of the Dennis’ bull sales go to purebred breeders and many of their buyers are repeat customers. Of course, new customers are always needed to keep demand, because as Dennis explained, “It can take several years before a buyer comes back if a bull has longevity.” “About 90 percent of our bull buyers have been taught or believe that EPDs and performance testing are very important,” said Dennis who is an advocate of the Whole Herd Rewards Program and is pleased with the Charolais association’s position for providing genomic enhanced EPDs. “We focus on weaning and yearling weights for sure, and you have to have birth weight information. We select for low birth with a higher, top end yearling weight,” said Dennis, noting that caution is used when it comes to weaning weight. “We have to use caution in chasing the highest weaning weight achievable and not sacrifice birth weight. We look more at finding easy fleshing, better doing cattle. That’s what I want.” Adding to his desire to produce easyfleshing cattle, Dennis surmised that it’s the feed bill that ends up hurting an operation. “It’s a big expense; it is ours,” he explained.


DCF Pure Gold 802 P — 41st National Grand Champion Even if you stay the same, if you shave the feed expense, you increase profits.” Bulls at Dennis Charolais are developed on grass. “We don’t put our bulls on a self feeder,” he said. “We believe they’ll hold up longer if we develop them on the same grass they’re gonna spend the rest of their life breeding on. We feed them in a trough and when they go to someone else’s pasture, they’re used to it.” The Dennis farm utilizes mainly Coastal and Midland Bermuda grass, overseeding with clover and rye grass for early grazing. “Bermuda requires a 70-degree nighttime temperature, so the rye grass gives us a two-month jumpstart on grazing, said Dennis.” Small grains are sometimes used to help extend winter grazing. Calving seasons are kept tight, running from mid September to November and March to the first part of May. Dennis says the farm finds it easier to winter spring calves, with fall calves typically requiring more to keep them in shape. The farm uses artificial insemination quite a bit and also focuses on buying top bulls. Dennis just recently made a 23hour round trip to Iowa to pick up a bull. The farm’s embryo transplant program has also grown, along with the use of in vitro fertilization. Females are marketed via private treaty and through consignment sales. “I think you need to keep what you have in front of other people, said Dennis. Even when you go to sales, I think you have to get interest in them when you’re at home.” When a bull buyer comes to the farm, Dennis is always happy to show them cows that are consigned to local sales. As a result of his personal marketing, several commercial bull buyers have sold their crossbreds and now have purebred cow herds. Daughter Haley handles the face book media and “does it quite well” according to Dennis who noted that others are often requesting her to post. “The more people we can reach, the more valuable it is.” Now finishing work on a master’s degree in Ag Extension at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Haley competed successfully in the show ring while in high school putting the

Dennis’ in the spotlight and increasing the demand for show heifers. “As a freshman, Haley said, ‘Dad I think I want to show a heifer’,” recalled Dennis. “She won Grand Champion at the Texas State Fair, San Antonio, Fort Worth and Houston. Then did it the next three years. That’s unheard of in any breed.” “At the time I wasn’t bragging at all,” said Dennis. “I always thought we were gonna lose no matter what. It’s kinda unbelieveable.” Along the way, Haley also claimed top honors at the American Royal, National Western, reserve supreme champion at Houston and her heifer DCF Pure Gold 802 P was named Grand Champion Female at the 41st National Show in 2010. “We showed what cattle we liked and what we strive to do,” explained Dennis. “I wouldn’t say we raise show cattle, but some people call us for them. When they describe what they’re looking for, I ask, ‘Don’t you want all your cattle to look that way?’ I think you should show what you’re trying to mass produce.” Dennis was also quick to add, “I do realize they’re not all perfect and I don’t know if I’ve seen a perfect one.” Staying active in local events and breeder alliances in the area, Dennis said it’s important to know what your buyers are looking for and how you can change to meet their needs. “If they’re not coming to you, then they’re going somewhere else and possibly to another breed.”

“Charolais are driving the bus and we as breeders are in control of where it stops, which road it turns down and if it continues forward,” said Dennis.


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Daisy, Daisy, Give me your answer do! ThewithLook an

Outcross Pedigree!

F1167437 BW: 84 WW: 640 YW: 1,110


D&D Outlaw x RRC Ms Storm

Flush sold in the 2015 Charolais in the Rockies for $10,500 to Harvie Ranching, Canada. Embryos available, contact Russell or Trae for details.

RRC Ms Storm

owned with —

Simmons Cattle Co. Stan Clamme Trae Simmons (765) 438-2312 Tipton, Ind.

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45th National Reserve Junior Calf 46th National Senior Champion

RRC-RA “A Daisy If Ya Do” 514


Full sib embryos including sexed IVF heifer to Daisy available. Embryos by Ledger, Bohannon and Turton to come. Contact R&R Charolais

Daisy C311

Two-time National Class Winner

(765) 744-9533 Hartford, Ind.


Nominated for the 37th National Sale Watch for her and brother, RRC I’m Your Huckleberry 511 in Louisville — Full sibs to Daisy!

Storm & Daisy C311 owned with —

Rolling Acre Farms

Richard Parker Walkerton, Indiana (574) 292-0298

R&R Charolais & Family

Fowler, Indiana Russell & Roger Clark (574) 910-9898

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Your Source for Performance Charolais Genetics

Contact these seedstock breeders for herd sire prospects and herd building females.

Mark Your Calendar! July 23-26 Sept. 3 Sept. 23 Nov. 13 Nov. 30

Summer Spotlight Junior Show, Huron South Dakota State Fair Class A ROE Show, Huron Thomas Ranch Steer & Heifer Sale, Harrold Vedvei Female Sale, Lake Preston Thomas Ranch Female Sale, Harrold

Space Available Contact Colt Keffer

JAMIE EGGLESTON 21130 379th Ave. • Wessington, SD 57381 (605) 883-4602 • Fax: (605) 883-4924 •

DAVID MASON Cell: (605) 680-0780

J&M Ranch

PF El Duke 9021 P ET Impressed 620 x Duchess 351

Space Available Contact Colt Keffer 765-376-8784

Selling Bulls & Females Private Treaty

Steffensen Charolais

Semen: $15/straw; $25 signing fee

S.D. Charolais Breeders Association 2008 Outstanding Seedstock Producer


Jerod & Melanie Olson 20629 443rd Ave Lake Preston, SD 57249


EPDs: 8.1 -1.2 20 26 3 0.8 14 0.5

Purebred Charolais Private Treaty Sales (605) 860-2080

CLARENCE E. MASON Phone: (605) 337-3545

Steve - Myrna - Greg - BJ 405 Samara Ave. • Volga, SD 57071 • (605) 627-5229 •

Reich Ranch Charolais Range-Raised Performance Tested Since 1957 Quality Females For Sale Private Treaty

JS Sir Platinum 6204

Featuring– M6 Rock Star 306 P ET Fresh Air x Rio Bravo

EPDs: 8.6 0.1 40 74 15 5.2 35 1.5

Tim and Ree Reich

39120 192nd Street Wagner, South Dakota 57380 (605) 384-3300, (605) 491-0986

1007 Kingsbury Belle Fourche, SD 57717  (605) 892-4366

Space Available

Space Available

Contact Colt Keffer

Contact Colt Keffer



Scott & Kim Jensen 20379 441st Avenue • Lake Preston, SD 57249 (605) 847-4755 E-Mail:

If you are looking

performance Whoa, for polled cattle, call: Odden Charolais Ranch Colome, SD 57528

(200 miles Southwest of Lake Preston)

Brian & Janna Adam, Ethanie & Andrew (605) 842-1185 - Home (605) 203-1228 - Brian cell (605) 203-1229 - Adam cell

Herd Sire Prospects & Embryos for Sale Private Treaty

“2000 AICA Seedstock Producer of the Year”

44213 204th St. Alan & Deb Vedvei Lake Preston, SD 57249 (605) 847-4529 E-mail:

Calvin Sandmeier (605) 285-6179

Gary Sandmeier (605) 285-6766

13123 322nd Ave. • Bowdle, SD 57428

 Bull Sale April 2, 2016

Wells Charolais Ranch

15446 419th Ave • Conde, SD 57434 Richard & Heather Wells (605) 784-3409 Jason & Nina Jo Wells (605) 784-7824 www.


Vedvei Charolais

Dakota Standard Sale Nov. 13

SVY Rush 715 T Pld


Travis & Deb Steffensen & Family 21269 US Hwy. 81 Arlington, S.D. 57212 Home: (605) 983-5497


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continued from page 20 $9,500 – Yearling Bull. BCR Windy B305, 1-30-14, by LT Wind Time 7070. To Allenburg River Ranch, Lewistown, Mont. $9,250 – Yearling Bull. BCR Might B40, 2-6-14, BCR Mac Mighty T001. To Kemph Land and Livestock, Custer, Mont.

$6,300 – Cow-Calf Split. HF Ms Hi Def YJ79, 10-2-11, by HF Hi Definition U08 ET. Heifer calf, 9-26-14, by BHD Sly Illusion T3132. Cow rebred to BHD Resource Z365 P. From Webb Charolais. Cow to Hale Farms, Louisburg, Mo., for $4,300. Calf to Steve Wilson, Bakersville, N.C., for $2,000.

Cardinal Charolais Hebbert Charolais Bulls Annual Bull Sale 33rd Annual Sale Hill Rose, Colo.  April 10, 2015 Auctioneer: Dennis Metzger, Anderson, Calif. Averages: 95 Bulls.............................................. $6,220 25 Heifers........................................... $2,630 120 Lots........................................ $5,472 Total Sale Gross.............................. $656,650 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $15,000 – Fall Bull. Cardinals Lad 3F15P, 10-11-13, by Anjou Pure Power. To Johny Lee, Brush, Colo. $12,500 – Yearling Bull. Cardinals Lad 4263 P, 3-13-14, by Cardinals Design 0155 P ET. To Justin Brandon, Yuma, Colo. $11,000 – Yearling Bull. Cardinals Lad 4254, 3-11-14, by Cardinals Without Doubt 132 Pld. To Jacob Smart, Sterling, Colo. $10,000 – Fall Bull. Cardinals Lad 3F39, 8-29-13, by Keys McHenry 24M. To John Orton, Panquitch, Utah. $9,500 – Yearling Bull. Cardinals Lad 4203 P, 3-10-14, by Cardinals Grid Maker 0751P. To Gary and Lori Hoffner, Yuma, Colo.

2015 Carolina Sensation Sale Williamston, S.C.  April 11, 2015 Auctioneer: Greg Clifton, Hurst, Texas Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service, College Station, Texas Sale Consultants: Joe Garcia, Donalson, Ga. and Brett Sayre, Purdin, Mo. Sale Sponsors: South Carolina, Georgia and Florida Charolais Associations Averages: 20 Bulls.............................................. $2,993 1 Cow-Calf Pair................................... $4,900 7 Cow-Calf Splits................................. $6,014 2 Bred Cows....................................... $3,100 4 Bred Heifers.................................... $3,350 6 Open Heifers................................... $3,667 40 Lots.......................................... $3,711 Not included in the above averages: 12 Embryos........................................... $325 77 Semen Straws................................... $141 2 Crossbred Heifers............................ $2,000 Total Sale Gross.............................. $167,200 By: Floyd Wampler High-selling lots: $8,400 – Cow-Calf Split. OHF Vanessa G122 ET, 12-11-07, by LT Wyoming Wind 4020 Pld. Bull calf, 10-23-14, by OHF Passport 1330. From Oak Hill Farms, Dawsonville, Ga. Cow to Wesley Benton, Judsonia, Ark., for $6,200. Calf to Clear Water Cattle, Columbus, Miss., for $2,200. $6,750 – Bull. WC Injector 3N2, 11-29-13, by LT Ledger 0332 P. From Webb Charolais, Easley, S.C. To Jay Buzhardt, Batesburg, S.C. $6,400 – ET Heifer with Recipient Cow Safe/Embryo. JBC Ms Throttle 416 P ET, 10-1-14, by M6 Full Throttle 2138 PET. Black Recipient with safe embryo by CJC Mr President T122 and JC Maggie 703. From Jason Blackwelder, Wadesboro, N.C. To Darrel Newton, Benton, Ky. 138   J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 1 5

Hyannis, Neb.  April 11, 2015 Auctioneer: Shawn Madden, Torrington, Wyo. Average: 116 Yearling Bulls........................ $7,168 Total Sale Gross.............................. $831,500 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $18,000 – Yearling Bull. HC Free Range 4201 ET, 3-5-14, by LT Long Distance 9001 Pld. To Hassebrooke Charolais Farm, Genoa, Neb. $18,000 – Yearling Bull. HC Lone Ranger 4366, 3-29-14, by HC Long Range 1395. To Dan Peterson, Gothenberg, Neb. $17,000 – Yearling Bull. HC Blue Rock 4400, 3-6-14, by LT-HC Blue Rock 0368. To J.H. Minor Co., Hyannis, Neb. $17,000 – Yearling Bull. HC Blue Rock 4247, 3-7-14, by LT-HC Blue Rock 0368. To Wade Small and Casey Bieroth, Mt City, Nev. $14,500 – Yearling Bull. HC Pendleton 4345, 3-21-13, by Box P Pendleton 9022 P/S. To J.H. Minor Co. $14,000 – Yearling Bull. HC Ledger 4382, 3-10-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To J.H. Minor Co. $13,000 – Yearling Bull. HC Grid Maker 4228, 3-10-14, by M6 Grid Maker 104 P ET. To Haythorn Ranch, Arthur, Neb.

Rambur Charolais 37th Annual Bull Sale Sidney, Mont.  April 11, 2015 Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar, Reva, S.D. Average: 99 Yearling Bulls.......................... $4,639 By: Andy Rest High-selling lots: $10,000 – Yearling Bull. RC Barbarian 4123 Pld, 3-23-14, by RC Xpounder 05. To Kemph Land and Livestock, Custer, Mont. $10,000 – Yearling Bull. RC Broken Bow 481 Pld, 3-15-14, by RC Yogi 180Y. To Lee Brothers, Elsie, Neb. $9,500 – Yearling Bull. RC Buckeye 430 Pld, 3-5-14, by JLS Blue Star 0110. To Stewart Charolais, Lake Preston, S.D. $9,000 – Yearling Bull. RC Broadus 4232 Pld, 4-18-14, by LHD Trendsetter Y 217. To Stimpson Ranch, Lodge Grass, Mont. $9,000 – Yearling Bull. RC Bingo 4128 Pld, 3-25-14, by Keys Tenacious 87X. To Leo Muncy, Pipestem, W.Va. Fieldman Notes: 30 Yearling Angus Bulls averaged $5,958.

Averages: 10 Bulls.............................................. $3,650 8 Cow-Heifer Calf Splits....................... $4,738 3 Bred Heifers.................................... $2,967 7 Cow-Calf Pairs................................. $3,479 12 Bred Cows..................................... $2,929 5 Open Heifers................................... $2,730 45 Lots.......................................... $3,477 Not reported in above averages: 2 Percentage Open Heifers.................. $2,250 1 Percentage Cow-Calf Pair................. $3,300 1 Percentage Bred Heifer.................... $2,650 60 Embryos........................................... $403 10 Straws of Semen............................... $130 Total Sale Gross.............................. $192,350 By: David Hobbs High-selling lots: $8,500 – Cow-Calf Split. PR Ms Top Champ Mac 029 P, 11-1-10, by PR Mac 453 ET. Rebred to Big Creek Game Changer. Heifer calf, 8-2814, by M6 Bells & Whistles 258P. From Windy Hill Charolais Farms, Cedar Hill, Mo. Cow to Dicken Charolais, Poplar Bluff, Mo., for $3,750. Calf to Larry Myrick, Cushion, Okla., for $4,750. $5,400 – Cow-Calf Split. DC Ms Pomona Duke Henry C938P, 9-17-09, by DC Pomona Duke C702P. Rebred to LT Ledger 0332 P. Heifer calf, 8-23-14, by Cooley Royce 1107T39. From Corman Charolais, Pomona, Mo. Cow to Hale Farms, Louisburg, Mo., for $2,500. Calf to Mueller Charolais, Altenburg, Mo., for $2,900. $5,200 – Bull. TMC Blue Ledger 374P, 10-15-13, by LT Ledger 0332 P. From Mueller Charolais. To Adren Stockton, Aldrich, Mo. $4,650 – Cow-Calf Pair. Mo Traditions 6701 P, 2-2-13, by VPI Free Lunch 708T. Bull calf, 2-13-15, by LT Ledger 0332 P. From Stephanie Mottaz, Hallsville, Mo. To Turnback Charolais, South Greenfield, Mo. $4,600 – Cow-Calf Split. JBC Ms Jordan 124 Pld, 10-15-11, by KC Sir Jordan K42. Rebred to RS Mr Real L543. Bull calf, 9-1-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. From Spurlock Farms, Judsonia, Ark. Cow to Perry Sherman, Vichy, Mo., for $2,800. Calf to Milliman Cattle Co., Nowata, Okla., for $1,800. $4,250 – Bull. HL Mr Creek Cuttin Wood, 2-26-14, by Creek Cut Goin Far 16P. From Harris Livestock Farms, Hepler, Kan. To Adren Stockton.

Vaughan Family Ranch Annual Bull Sale Salina, Kan.  April 11, 2015 Auctioneer: Sonny Booth, Miami, Okla. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales, Oakley, Kan.

Averages: 18 Two-Year Old Bulls......................... $5,019 12 Yearling Bulls................................ $2,733 30 Lots.......................................... $4,104 Total Sale Gross.............................. $123,150 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $7,500 – Two-Year Old Bull. 3N VFR Ignition 3108, 1-28-13, by ROR Ignition 1023 P. To Ken Welch, Haddam, Kan. $7,000 – Two-Year Old Bull. 3N VFR Outlook The Renaissance XXIII 3028, 2-11-13, by HCR Outlook 7086 Pld. To Bernie Siek, Grand River, Iowa. Sale $6,900 – Two-Year Old Bull. 3N VFR Ignition Springfield, Mo.  April 11, 2015 3101, 1-15-13, by ROR Ignition 1023 P. To Jesse Auctioneer: Rob Nord, Clinton, Ill. Sale Wulf, Guide Rock, Neb. Manager: Mitchell Management, Koshkonong, $6,500 – Two-Year Old Bull. 3N VFR Ignition Mo. 3109, 1-28-13, by ROR Ignition 1023 P. To Ken Welch. CHAROLAIS JOURNAL

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Eggleston Charolais 30th Annual Production Sale Huron, S.D.  April 13, 2015 Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar, Belle Fourche, S.D. Averages: 61 Yearling Bulls................................ $6,217 12 Open Heifers................................. $4,729 73 Lots.......................................... $5,972 Total Sale Gross.............................. $435,985 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $24,000 – Bull. EC Statesman 5043 Pld, 3-6-14, by Keys All State 149X ET. To Roster Charolais, Spencer, S.D. $23,000 – Bull. EC Western Way 6335 Pld, 3-9-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To R Lazy B Ranch, Nome, N.D., and Severance Diamond Charolais, Ryder, N.D. $12,500 – Bull. EC Top Notch 011 Pld, 3-1714, by JLS Legend 812Y Pld. To Kerry Vortruba, Hemingford, Neb. $12,500 – Bull. EC Ranger 127 Pld, 3-2414, by JLS Legend 812Y Pld. To Scott Katus, Watauga, S.D. $11,000 – Bull. EC Royal Flush 274 Pld, 2-14-14, by Keys All State 149X ET. To Kelly Kirby, Gettysburg, S.D. $10,500 – Bull. EC Leader 202 PLD, 2-1814, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To Matt Amos, Castle Rock, Wash. $10,500 – Bull. EC Border Patrol 4003 Pld, 1-25-14, by WC Benelli 2134 P ET. To Scott Katus.

Oakwater Ranch 32nd Annual Charolais Bull Sale Valentine, Neb.  April 14, 2015 Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell, Fletcher, Okla. Average: 85 Yearling Bulls.......................... $5,659 Total Sale Gross:............................. $481,000 By: David Hobbs High-selling lots: $17,000 – Yearling Bull. OW Maximizer S013-4253 Pld, 3-3-14, by OW Maximizer S013. To Honeyman Charolais, Reeder, N.D. $15,000 – Yearling Bull. OW Dividend 4150 Pld, 2-10-14, by OW Dividend X97 Pld. To Doll Charolais Ranch, New Salem, N.D. $11,000 – Yearling Bull. OW Sandman 4236 P/S, 2-26-14, by OW Sandman W150 Pld. To Adam Johnson, Cody, Neb. $11,000 – Yearling Bull. OW Sandman 4137 Pld, 2-9-14, by OW Sandman W150 Pld. To Adam Johnson. $11,000 – Yearling Bull. OW Sandcreek 4053 P/S, 1-16-14, by MC-OW Sandcreek 375. To Kevin Kowalski, Norfolk, Neb.

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Harrold, S.D.  April 14, 2015 Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar, Reva, S.D.

Average: 75 Yearling Bulls.......................... $5,522 Total Sale Gross.............................. $414,150 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $18,000 – Yearling Bull. TR Mr Firewater 4718B ET, 3-20-14, by TR Mr Firewater 5792RET. To Randy Schurring, Andover, S.D. $17,000 – Yearling Bull. TR Mr Wrangler 412, 3-14-14, by WR Wrangler W601. To Doll Charolais Ranch, New Salem, N.D. $13,000 – Yearling Bull. TR Mr Rhinestone 4570B, 3-28-14, by RBM TR Rhinestone Z38. To C&S Cattle Co, Orient, S.D. $12,500 – Yearling Bull. TR Mr Wrangle Up 416, 3-15-14, by TR Wrangle UP 2402Z. To Gerrard Cattle Co, Red Deer, AB. $11,500 – Yearling Bull. TR Redsmoke 406B ET, 3-1-14, by TR Redsmoke 0726. To Doll Charolais Ranch. $9,500 – Yearling Bull. TR Mr Fire Away 4777 ET, 4-1-14, by TR Mr Firewater 5792RET. To L&D Peterson Ent, Northville, S.D. $9,000 – Yearling Bull. TR Mr Fireon 4787 ET, 3-10-14, by TR Mr Firewater 5792RET. To L&D Peterson Ent.

Not included in the above averages: 15 Embryos........................................... $403 5 Semen Straws....................................... $80 15 Red Angus Females........................ $3,267 7 Red Angus Bulls.............................. $2,829 1 Angus Bull....................................... $3,500 1 Braunvieh Bull................................ $2,800 Total Sale Gross.............................. $173,000 By: Floyd Wampler High-selling lots: $5,000 – Bred Heifer. KNS Daisy Lilac 04A, 3-16-13, by M6 Grid Maker 104 PET. Bred to VPI Free Lunch 708T. From Kaitlyn Smith, Lexington, Va. To Bent Creek Farms, Nicklesville, Va. $5,000 – Bred Heifer. VPI Lady 328 A, 9-1613, by VPI Free Lunch 708T. Bred to M6 Grid Maker 104 PET. From Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Va. To Bent Creek Farms. $5,000 – Bred Heifer. VPI Tiara 325A, 9-1313, by VPI Free Lunch 708T. Bred to M6 Grid Maker 104 PET. From Virginia Tech University. To Bent Creek Farms. $4,800 – Bull. SSF Mr Breeze Gun 1408, 2-19-14, by SSF Corks 5J White Squall ET. From Shadow Springs Farm, Havre de Grace, Md. To Glenmary Farm, Rapidan, Va.

Effertz Key Ranch 37th Annual Bull Sale

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Mandan N.D.  April 17, 2015

Bowling Green, Ky.  April 18, 2015

Auctioneer: Roger Jacobs, Billings, Mont. Sale Manager: Auction Effertz Ltd.

Auctioneer: Lynn Lee, Smyrna, Tenn. Sale Manager: Frankie Anthony, Hardensburg, Ky. Sale Consultants: Joe Garcia, Donalsonville, Ga., Clifford Mitchell, Koshkonong, Mo., Bob Morton, Wartrace, Tenn., and Albert Stone, Atwood, Tenn.

Average: 65 1/2 Yearling Charolais Bulls.... $4,683 Not included in the above average: 6 Yearling Percentage Bulls................. $4,107 Total Sale Gross.............................. $335,500 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $13,000 – Yearling Charolais Bull. KEYS Allstate 37B, 2-26-14, by KEYS All State 149X. To Rosenow Ranch, Reeder, N.D. $10,000 – Yearling Charolais Bull. KEYS Redbone 115B, 3-19-14, by JWK Tomahawk 505X. To Bina Charolais, Lawton, N.D. $9,500 – Yearling Charolais Bull. KEYS All State 26B, 2-23-14, by KEYS All State 149X. To Rosenow Ranch. $9,000 – Yearling Charolais Bull. KEYS Wishbone 46B, 3-1-14, by KEYS Wishbone 40Y. To Alan Walth, Glenham, S.D. $8,000 – Yearling Charolais Bull. KEYS Double Check 70B, 3-9-14, by KEYS All State 149X. To Wayne Schulz, Streeter, N.D.

Virginia Beef Expo/ Cross Mountain Quest for Quality Harrisburg, Va.  April 17, 2015 Auctioneer: Greg Clifton, Hurst, Texas Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Services, College Station, Texas Sale Sponsors: Virginia Charolais Association/Cross Mountain Charolais, Catlett, Va. Averages: 14 Bulls.............................................. $3,025 1 Cow-Calf Pair................................... $4,100 2 Cow-Calf Splits................................. $4,100 6 Bred Heifers.................................... $4,283 5 Open Heifers................................... $2,220 28 Lots.......................................... $3,266

Averages: 21 Bulls.............................................. $3,448 23 Cow-Calf Pairs............................... $4,031 13 Cow-Calf Splits............................... $4,010 21 Cows.............................................. $2,804 63 Heifers........................................... $1,898 141 Lots........................................ $2,806 Total Sale Gross.............................. $395,670 By: Floyd Wampler High-selling lots: $7,600 – Cow-Calf Pair. PJ Ms McHenry 704P, 1-18-07, by Keys McHenry 24M. Bull calf, 2-22-15, by M6 Big Ten. From Paul Jefferies, Hustonville, Ky. To Ronnie Geralds, Tompkinsville, Ky. $7,500 – Cow-Calf Pair. WWCR BG Ms Wind 830ET, 3-12-08, by LT Wyoming Wind 4020 Pld. Heifer calf, 3-18-15, by M6/RC Fresh Air 1138 Pld. From Ezy-B-Farms, Sparta, Tenn. To Nipp Charolais, Overbrook, Okla. $6,750 – Cow-Calf Pair. MF Reagan 908 Pld, 3-5-09, by LCOC Top Grade P043R. Heifer calf, 12-15-14, by LF Drummer 213 Pld. From Leffler Farms, Gibson City, Ill. To Larry Leport, Henderson, W.Va. $6,000 – Bull. M6 Extra Deep 272P, 8-12-12, by M6 Extra Deep 9119 P ET. From Rolling Hills Charolais, Louisville, Ky. To Steven Woodlee, McMinnville, Tenn. $4,700 – Cow-Calf Split. BGC Ms Miranda 809, 9-29-10, by Cooley Royce 1107T39. Heifer calf, 10-2-14, by BJR/NC Hank. Cow rebred to M6 Grid Maker 8172 PET. From Friendship Farms, Greenville, Ky. Cow to Hale Farms, Louisburg, Mo., for $3,300. Calf to Jimmy Thorn, Gilbertsville, Ky., for $1,400.

$4,000 – Bred Cow. EJS Ms Cigar 7704 ET, 1-26-07, by LHD Cigar E46. Bred to M6 Future Direction 1118 ET. From Edward Salter, Louisville, Ga. To SEANA Charolais, Hardensburg, Ky.

Lindskov-Thiel Ranch 34th Annual Bull Sale Isabel, S.D.  April 18, 2015 Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar, Reva, S.D. Average: 133 Yearling Bulls...................... $12,015 Total Sale Gross........................... $1,598,000 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $105,000 – Yearling Bull. LT Patriot 4004 Pld, 2-10-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To Satterfield Charolais, Norfork, Ark., Sturgess Double S Cattle Co., Larue, Texas, Jess Taylor, Broken Bow, Neb., Link Charolais, Center, Texas, and R Lazy B Ranch, Nome, N.D. $55,000 – Yearling Bull. LT Commander 4038 P, 2-22-14, by LT Long Distance 9001 Pld. To 8 Story Farms, Altamont, Mo. $40,000 – Yearling Bull. LT Tioga 4090 Pld, 3-5-14, by BHC Top Pro 7025 P . To J&J Trust, Parkston, S.D., and Rathmourne Charolais, Port Hope, Mich. $40,000 – Yearling Bull. LT Ledger 4063 Pld, 3-1-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To Hebbert Charolais, Hyannis, Neb., and Legacy Charolais Ranch, Blackfoot, Idaho. $30,000 – Yearling Bull. LT Maricopa 4194 Pld, 3-14-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To Sturgess Double S Cattle Co. and Ledbetter Charolais, Lockhart, Texas. $30,000 – Yearling Bull. LT JJ Ledger 4606 Pld, 2-26-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To Sandmeier Charolais, Bowdle, S.D. $27,000 – Yearling Bull. LT Ledger 4267 Pld, 3-21-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To C Bar B Charolais, Nome, N.D. $27,000 – Yearling Bull. LT Legend 4126 Pld, 3-7-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To Bierle Charolais, Lesterville, S.D. $27,000 – Yearling Bull. LT Ledger 4246 Pld, 3-17-14, by LT Ledger 0332 P. To Bina Charolais, Lawton, N.D. Note: 64 Angus bulls averaged $10,898.

Wienk Charolais Ranch 46th Annual Bull Sale Lake Preston, S.D.  April 25, 2015 Auctioneer: Jim Birdwell, Fletcher, Okla.

Average: 93 Yearling Bulls.......................... $6,055 Total Sale Gross.............................. $563,115 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $31,000 – Yearling Bull. WCR Sir Kingsbury 434P, 2-11-14, by WCR Kingsbury 116 P. To Roster Charolais, Spencer, S.D. $20,000 – Yearling Bull. WCR Sir Thunder 417 P, 2-5-14, by WCR Rolling Thunder 251 P. To ZOE Charolais, Huntsville, Mo. $19,000 – Yearling Bull. WCR Perfect Storm 4104 P, 3-2-14, by WC Big Ben 9036 P. To RBM Livestock, Florence, S.D., and Eggleston Charolais, Wessington, S.D. $16,000 – Yearling Bull. WCR Sir Kingsbury 433 P, 2-11-14, WCR Kingsbury 116 P. To Stout Charolais Ranch, Kadoka, S.D. CHAROLAIS JOURNAL

$15,500 – Yearling Bull. WCR Sir Big Ben 4386 P, 2-15-14, by WC Big Ben 9036 P. To Shaffer Cattle Company, Carthage, Mo. $15,000 – Yearling Bull. WCR Sir Kingsbury 412 P, 2-4-14, by WCR Kingsbury 116 P. To Prairie Valley Charolais, Platte, S.D. $14,000 – Yearling Bull. WCR Sir Rustler 4108 P, 3-2-14, by TR-WCR Rustler 2510Z . To Bierle Charolais, Lesterville, S.D. $12,000 – Yearling Bull. WCR Sir Big Ben 4161 P, 3-9-14, by WC Big Ben 9036 P. To Vaughan Family Ranch, Derby, Kan.

16th Annual Sale of Excellence College Station, Texas  May 2, 2015 Auctioneer: Greg Clifton, Hurst, Texas Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service, College Station, Texas Averages: 1 Pick of Female Herd...................... $18,000 14 Cow-Calf Pairs............................... $5,875 6 Cow-Heifer Calf Splits.................... $11,000 4 Cow-Bull Calf Splits......................... $7,025 3 Bred Cows....................................... $5,667 17 Bred Heifers.................................. $4,971 26 Open Heifers................................. $4,846 71 Lots.......................................... $5,942 Not included in the above averages: 20 Units of Semen................................. $133 23 Embryos........................................... $502 1 Flush............................................... $8,500 6 Pregnant Recipients......................... $5,042 1 Semen Interest................................ $1,750 Total Sale Gross.............................. $476,550 By: Wes Chism High-selling lots: $19,000 – Cow-Heifer Calf Split. RE Ms Duke 745 ET, 1-5-10, by VCR Sir Duke 914 Pld. Heifer calf, 10-23-14, by BHD Reality T3136. From Heath Hyde, Sulphur Springs, Texas. Cow to Jerry Lehmann, Lake Ozark, Mo., for $15,000. Calf to Jerry Lehmann for $4,000. $18,000 – Pick of Female Herd. From DeBruycker Charolais, Dutton, Mont. To Siddoway Ranch, Brogan, Ore. $12,500 – Cow-Heifer Calf Split. D&D Ms Clarice 2809 Pld ET, 1-4-08, by M6 Grid Maker 104 PET. Heifer calf, 9-12-14, by JDJ Equity Z370. From Bill & Raye Arlitt, Poteet, Texas, and Evans Charolais, Brownwood, Texas. Cow to Bill McDavid, Easley, S.C., for $8,000. Calf to Myron Toste, Layton, Calif., for $4,500. $11,000 – Cow-Heifer Calf Split. SRC Ms Verna 267S, 9-15-06, by LHD Cigar E46. Heifer calf, 10-10-14, by JDJ Resource Z365 P. From Bill & Raye Arlitt, Poteet, Texas. Cow to Bamboo Road Farms, Marshallville, Ga., for $8,000. Calf to Achee Charolais, Pass Christian, Miss., for $3,000. $11,000 – Recipient-Bull Calf Split. RE Ms Duke Cigar 166, 8-8-11, by SCC Cigar 3022 ET. Embryo by JDJ Maximo A18 P and RE Mrs Cigar 908 ET. ET bull calf, 11-6-14, by VCR Sir Duke 914 Pld and JDJ Ms Dynasty L428. From Evans Charolais. Cow to Hudspeth Farms, St. Joe, Ark., for $5,500. Calf to Bruce Roy, Mansura, La., for $5,500. $11,000 – Bred Heifer. BARA Ms President Line 22A P, 4-13-13, by CJC Mr President T122. Bred to BHD Zen X270 P. From Bill & Raye Arlitt. To Larry Price, Belton, Texas.

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Akin Charolais Jim Akin 6700 County Road 71, Lexington, AL 35648 (256) 229-5395 Res. (256) 710-4897 Cell Home of the Super Grazer 168


Home of JWK Vanessa D029 ET Donor: 2244 x 934


JERRY & SHERRY MALTBY Mobile: (530) 681-5046 P.O. Box 760 Office: (530) 473-2830 Williams, CA 95987 Fax: (530) 473-3278 e-mail:

OFakHill arm “Focus on the Family”

BJR Summerford Charolais

OakHill Farm Home of Bennett Charolais Wayne & Lois Bennett Barn: (770) 893-3446 Home: (770) 893-2674 Cell: (770) 826-9551

1779 Holcomb Road Dawsonville, Ga 30534

Cattle For Sale Private Treaty

Robert A. Summerford II 4087 Hwy. 31 SW Falkville, AL 35622 Located 12 miles north of Cullman (256) 784-5275 Bus. (256) 784-5888 Res. Alan Summerford • (256) 758-0652 E-Mail:

MV Limestone

Mountain View Charolais

Scott Tipton 1001 Preacher Campbell Rd. Clarksville, GA 30523

Phone: (706) 754-8462 Cell: (706) 200-6655


BJR Easy Edge 968 ET P Quality and Performance Charolais in North Alabama

Your Herd Bull Source


A.W. “Buck” Compton Box 160 Nanafalia, AL 36764 Production Sale October 16

home: (334) 736-4349

C O L O R A D O 15493 Co. Rd. 57 Hillrose, CO 80733 Bred For

Performance~Carcass Quality~Disposition Pat Gebauer & Luan August (970) 847-3345

office: (334) 736-4221


Curfman Farms Rt. 2, Griggsville, IL 62340

57 years of quality seedstock production Rick Curfman (217) 285-5213

McCary & Son Charolais Farm


Roger Curfman (217) 236-5761 Ryan Curfman (217) 248-7711

Levi & Brian McCary 334-872-9060 334-505-6338 334-419-0538

635 Valleyview Drive Valley Grande, AL 36701 WCR Sir Duke 7340 P

MOGO Full French CHAROLAIS Daniel Hammond 15300 Co. Rd. 2 • Florence, AL 35633 (256) 766-6354 •

Bamboo Road Farms LLC Stephen Cummings

2509 Old Perry Road Marshallville, GA 31057

(478) 396-5832

Andrew & Rebecca Foglesong 10830 N. Camp Ellis Rd Ipava, Illinois 61441 Andrew Cell: 309.221.1439 J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 1 5   141





Bulls & Females Available Private Treaty

“Charolais Since 1960”

MLL Project Fire 281

Marty, Joyce, Kaitlyn and Mason Lewis 9411 W. 56th St. S. • Monroe, IA 50170 Marty (515) 250-2362 • Mason (515) 205-9161

Producing quality breeding stock for 55 years. Paul Bertsche & Sons 4540 E. 1700 N. Rd. • Flanagan, IL 61740 Dale (815) 796-2950 cell (815) 674-4419 Steve (815) 796-4440 cell (815) 674-2395 Larry (815) 842-1849 cell (815) 674-2397

Hanover, Kansas 66945

Lester Laue (785) 337-2600 Brant Laue (913) 541-8982

Stalcup Farms Charolais

“We don’t keep our cows, they keep us.”

“Quality Polled Charolais”

Craig Stalcup Jim Stalcup (641) 322-4946 1407 Poplar Avenue 2014 Iowa State Fair Grand Prescott, Iowa 50859 (641) 340-1128 cell (641) 335-2351

WC Bluegrass 2196

Keith Farms

Marion Keith 6719 State Rt. 154, Tamaroa, IL 62888 (618) 967-0291 • (618) 201-6261







BAR S Ranch

InnovativeSince Beef1945Production Paradise, Kansas 67658 David Dickerson Ken Stielow (785) 998-4386 (785) 998-4335

MYRON RUNFT CHAROLAIS Breeding Charolais since 1956 1460 Penn Road Belleville, KS 66935 Home (785) 527-5047 Cell (785) 527-1269

#1 Milk Trait Leader

Oakdale Duke 9003 Pld

Duke 135 x Mac 2244 x Tradition 066

EPDs: 8.6 -3.8 27 59 31 5.9 44 1.3

Raising Charolais Since 1962

Ron & Diane Nord & Family 2104 Charolais Lane Bloomington, IL 61704 (309) 828-1448 or (309) 827-0457 (309) 275-0409 Ron cell

Fancy Creek Charolais Purebred Charolais Since 1968

Raile Charolais Farm

17050 Tuttle Creek Blvd. • Randolph, KS 66554 Home: 785-363-2519 • Cell: 785-313-2099

Rt. 1, Box 389 St. Francis, KS 67756

Don & Charlotte Olsen and family

I N D I A N A M6 Ms E46 Quality 4241 PET

Beef Genetics

Cigar x Duke 761 Power Numbers! Oct. 24 Autumn At The Crossroads Sale



Andrew & Christa Doub 8614 W. 100 N. • Danville, IN 46122 (317) 539-6718 home • (317) 440-0525 cell




...building a program around proven genetics

Private treaty bull sale middle of March

28378 710th Ave • Collins, IA 50055 515-460-3074 •

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15523 Tuttle Creek Blvd. Randolph, Ks 66554 Phone/Fax: (785) 293-5106 Bull Sale • Oct. 28, 2015

Hubert Charolais Ranch

BC BEAVERS CHAROLAIS Brett, Tina, Madison & Austin Beavers

Megan, Lori & Galen Fink

WC Over Time 3015 P

510 Maple Ave. Oakley, KS 67748 David & Shelby Hubert (785) 672-3528


VAUGHAN FAMILY RANCH PUREBRED CHAROLAIS ­– ANGUS Corey Vaughan – (316) 213-5484 14630 E. 44th St. S. – Derby, KS 67037

Cliff (785) 332-2794 William (785) 332-2498

Females for Sale Private Treaty




Charolais • SimAngus • Composites

Spencer & Laci Schrader Weston & Josi 2118 Oxbow Rd., Wells, KS 67467 (785) 488-2135 home (785) 488-7204 Spencer cell (785) 488-7227 Laci cell

Females and bulls for sale private treaty

WOODEN CROSS CATTLE CO. Merle Schlehuber 620-381-1712 557 190th Road = Hillsboro, KS 67063


Quiet and Gentle Disposition

LT GOLD BLEND 0315 P Order your semen today:


Rambur Charolais

Howard Rambur d 406-489-3255 (cell) Production Sale 2nd Saturday in April

RC Denver

RC Feedlot d RC Cattle Phone: 406-482-3255 • Fax: 406-482-3802

Meat, Milk and Middle


34790 CR 118 • Sidney, MT 59270 Email: website:

Order your semen today:

10th Annual Kentucky Bluegrass Country Sale September 26 1194 Smith Ridge Rd. Campbellsville, KY 42718 Mitchel Cox - Owner/Gen. Mgr. (270) 465-7584

Shorter Gestation Period – Easy Calving



Order your semen today:

Dybdal Charolais

G. Patrick & Cheryl White 3362 113th Avenue • Allegan, MI 49010 269-673-1634/2329

Larry & Krista Dybdal

88361 575th Ave • Newcastle, NE 68757 Home: 402-692-3704 • Cell: 402-841-9784

BREEDING Quality... M I N N E S O T A Breeding Quality Charolais Seedstock Since 1962

HAYDEN FARM Kentucky Bluegrass Country Sale September 26

1/2 Owner of Baldridge Fasttrack

James, Cathy and Brooke Hayden

4430 Bloomfield Road Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 349-0005 (502) 507-4984 cell


Wakefield Farms

Larry, Kyle & Dan Wakefield 20701 150th St. • New Richland, MN 56072 (507) 317-3086 • (507) 475-1749


Crosby Farms

Home of White Squall Bob & Judy Tibbs (410) 734-6873

3545 Old Level Road Havre de Grace, MD 21078


ENDSLEY’S CHAROLAIS FARMS 5590 E State Rd, Hastings ,MI 49058 269-945-5531 or

Cheryle & Greg Crosby 443 Hwy 590 • Seminary, MS 39479 601-466-7377 CROSBY FARMS on Facebook

WC Passport 3127 PET


Member of JDJ Maximo A18 P Syndicate


AICA Multiple Trait Leader Semen: $20/ Straw; $20 Signing Fee Visitors always welcome


Franz Ranch 42 Years in the Purebred Charolais Business

Ray, Jon & David Franz 13221 CR 339 • Sidney, Montana 59270 Ray (406) 798-3675 Jon (406) 798-7740 ENDSLEY’S DUKE STONE 257

Dave Hebbert (308) 458-2540 Mose Hebbert (308) 458-2329

Clark & Gail Brevig 676 Quarry View Lane • Lewistown, MT 59457 (406) 538-5579 phone • (406) 538-6479 fax •


Quarter Circle Ranch Karen Ibach 46060 Rd. 793 • Ansley, NE 68814 (308) 732-3370

Dean Churchill HC 37, Box 54 Valentine, NE 69201 (402) 376-2314 Headquarters Ranch

Mansfield, Missouri Butch Alsup • (417) 926-8416 J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 1 5   143

Schurrtop Angus & Charolais Sure Performance Cattle



40842 Farnam Road Farnam, NE 69029 John (308) 569-2520 Ryan (308) 320-4067 Marty (308) 362-4941

Rick & Lisa Wilson Hart Box 865 Chickasha, OK 73023 Office (405) 224-0645 Home (405) 224-0694

Wagonhammer Ranches Box 548 Albion, NE 68620 (402) 395-2178 or 395-6962

The Total Performance Brand


Wagon Wheel Charolais

Hilltop C Polled Charolais

Ray D. Winz & Sons

Pasture Proven Charolais Since 1962

72354 Q Rd. • Holdrege, NE 68949 Ray (308) 995-5515, Doug (308) 991-6941 Steve (308) 567-2286 Contact us for Semen on our Trait Leading Sires.

Kirk & Peggy Castleberry

Rt. 2, Box 8 Ninnekah, OK 73067

West Fork Ranch Zeisler Charolais

(405) 224-1116 Cell (405) 574-2685

Breeding Registered Charolais Since 1959

Roseann Wilson (308) 745-1764 RR 1, Box 19 • Loup City, NE 68853


Gerald and Loretta Effertz and Family PO Box 640 • Velva, ND 58790-0640 (701) 720-1156Roger (701) 720-1363 Kevin (701) 338-2980 Office

Neil (701) 223-5202 Bryan (701) 624-5104





Richard L. Zeisler

S te’s kyli hi




90445 476th Ave. • Butte, NE 68722 (402) 775-2569

Since 1970


a ro l a i s

Kevin Wiley Ranch Manager Perry, OK (580) 336-9241 (580) 572-2555

R. David White

4690 Darlington Road Zanesville, OH 43701 740-453-8908

LT Long Distance 9001 Pld

Docile cattle with meat, EPDs & Do-Ability!

Balanced Numbers – From Birth to Carcass HCR Ledger 4001 Pld


Ledger x Rancher x Western Edge BW: 73 lbs. AWW: 686 lbs. AYW: 1,273 lbs. EPDs: CE: 4.9 BW: -1.6 WW: 29 YW: 61 M: 17 MCE: 5.6 TM: 31 SC: 1.4 REA: 0.63 MB: 0.25

“47 years of Breeding Charolais”

Peter Stamer, owner (973) 729-9751 47 Snover Road, Lafayette, NJ 07848





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Charolais Nancy & David Condron LT Easy Ride 1153 Pld

Bill B. King • PO Box 2670, Moriarty, NM

87035 Day (505)220-9909 • Home (505)832-4330

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16590 SW Cronin Rd. Powell Butte, OR 97753 (541) 548-2034 (541) 419-5769 Nancy (541) 480-2041 David

Curtiss & Brenda Nipp HC 66, Box 76 Overbrook, OK 73453 (580) 668-3332

P E N N SY LVA N I A daren statler, dvm 6651 Valley Camp Rd. Greencastle, PA 17225 (717) 729-6453


Clay Boscamp 1360 CR 460 Waelder, TX 78959 (830) 857-5130

Faraway Mary 107X

Embryos Available by: LT Blue Value 7903, Baldridge Kojack 29K, M6 Fresh Air 8165

Jay and Amber Buzhardt Batesburg, SC home 803-532-0936 cell 803-240-8748

Nubbin Ridge Farm


Roy R. & Sammye L. Dees

Full French & Purebred Genetics WC I’ll Have Another ET 2014-15 AICA Show Bull of the Year Semen: $20/straw; $35 signing

Liverpool, Texas Larry Ludeke (832) 439-4666 E-mail: F1120982 Sired by BHD Sly Illusion T3132 Pld

Visitors Welcome


1168 CR 236, Nacogdoches, Texas 75961 (936) 560-0794

Houston Offices: (713) 724-9574 (281) 443-3074

HANN FAMILY SPRING VALLEY RANCHES 9995 CR 353 Gause, TX 77857 Roy W. Hann Jr., Owner Bryce Renfro, Manager (979) 255-5709 (512) 466-4009

K&K Charolais Ranch Quality Charolais Raised in the Rocks at Cherokee, San Saba County, Texas

WC Lady GaGa 031P –

David & Georgeanne Webb David Webb Jr. 317 Old Vinland School Road Easley, SC 29640 H: (864) 246-6203 C: (864) 640-7756

525 Daniels Road • Marshall, TX 75670 David & Linda Oney • (903) 930-0236



Mike King, Farm Manager Quality Seedstock available with a focus on 914 and Cigar genetics! Home of: NRF Looking Good 644 P M833888 - Duke 538 x Full Sister Cigar NRF Mr Smokester 600 P M827341 - Smokester x $20Cigar 155 Nubbin Ridge Circle (864) 972-9203 home Westminster, SC 29693 (864) 958-1343 cell

Double O Charolais

Bruner Polled Charolais

Kenneth Kuykendall (325) 622-4227 • FAX (325) 622-4673

Focused on Genetics

E.E. “Gene” & Glenda Bruner 4 miles east of Grandview 12320 FM 916 Grandview, TX 76050 Home: (817) 866-2839 Cell: (817) 202-7680

Brian Bruner Austin, Texas Cell: (512) 797-3711

Herd Sires Bamboo Passport 147 ET LT Distance 2054 Pld

(972) 529-8723

Tommy & Sherrille Wilks P.O. Box 118 Patrick, SC 29584 (843) 307-0323





S 309 Bois D Arc Lockhart, TX 78644 (830) 708-6709

Dennis Charolais

...easy calving...    ...explosive growth... DCF Pure Gold 802 P EPDs: 1.4 30 52 15 30 0.9

President- Eric Dennis

Office Manager- Katelyn Ebrom

Eric Dennis 170 Rock Bluff Road Saint Jo, TX 76265 • (940) 995-2161

40th National Reserve Grand Champion Female


Kevin & Jessica Moore Bull Sale • October 10

“When You Depend On Beef For Your Bottom Line...”

2929 Oak Hill Road • Alvarado, TX 76009 Kevin cell (817) 822-7109 Jessica cell (817) 822-7402 •

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arti Charolais 68 Years of Selective Breeding Full French Charolais Wes Marti 1701 CR 310 Cleburne, Texas 76031 Ranch (817) 645-0239 Cell (817) 517-4196


atman harolais

“Since 1936”

October 21 • Annual Bull Sale

P.O. Box 595 • Raymondville, TX 78580 (956) 689-5162 • Fax (956) 689-3693 E-mail: Web: Claudette................................(956) 689-5162 Mitch & Linda........................(956) 689-6379 Mitch Mobile..........................(956) 535-0936 PC Mr Stonecold P862


Ms May Classic Bell 158 ET Pld Full sister to “Cigar”!


Lamont, Alberta


Reach Potential Customers Registered Breeder Since 1969

Alan & Leslie Alexander 5412 Birch Road • Pasco, Wash. 99301 • (509) 545-8816 •

Advertise your breeding program in the Charolais Breeders section each month! 1 inch- 11x rate: $30/issue Prepaid 1 year (11 issues): $313

TC Cattle Company

2 inch - 11x rate: $60/issue Prepaid 1 year (11 issues): $627

Myles and Lisa Tellefson 20427 Rd 1 SE Warden, WA 98857 (509) 750-4384 • (509) 760-6651 e-mail:

• Each additional inch: $30/issue • 5% discount for 1 year (11 issues) prepaid ads

A Complete Source for Quality

Registered Charolais Larry Skeans • David Skeans • Katie Skeans


Chatham, Virginia (434) 656-2361 - (434) 656-3771

“The Brand You Can Count On”


205 29th Street New Auburn, WI 54757 (715) 237-2880 Fax: (715) 237-2887


Cuero/Victoria, Texas area (361) 318-8638

39606 FM 1736 West Hempstead, TX 77445 (806) 683-6435

Since 1973

Stop by and visit.

Richard & Jo Ann Wright

Billy, Billy C., Barry & Brent

Open Charolais Heifers For Sale

Scott Milligan • Manager

Quality  Polled   Performance

Time Proven Genetics

Exposed to bull. Hand raised and well handled.

Rafael Ortega • Owner



Steve Patman

453 FM 55 Waxahachie, TX 75165 (972) 937-5628


1138 C.R.162 Gainesville, TX 76240

Don & Mary Jane Schill 465 FCR 781 Donie, TX 75838 (903) 388-1342

Kyle & Shay Schill (254) 230-5527 Steve & Debby Smith (281) 351-1500

TriniTy Valley CommuniTy College

R A N C H regisTered Charolais CaTTle 100 Cardinal Drive . Athens, TX 75751 Marc Robinson 903.675.6285

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DeBruycker Charolais featured on

RFD TV’s American Rancher Monday July 20, 9pm EST

Please tune in

as they take a tour of what they call ‘the largest Charolais herd in the world’ Dish Network: 231 DirectTV: 345 And watch for the re-air Sunday July 27 at 12 noon

A Quality Program

Bulls, Semen, Embryos For Sale

C H A R O L A I S B R E E D E R S QUALITY plus PERFORMANCE Richard Clark Box 9 • Tazewell, TN 37879 (423) 626-5892 • Randell Meyers Jr. • (423) 626-6257 Your Source for Seedstock Since 1971

“Mid Tenn Charolais where Tenn is quality and not quantity for perfection.” JDS Profit Maker 037 P

EPDs: 0.4 23 41 16 27

Ms Jackie Sue 4065 Pld CCR Jackpot 1410K5PET x JWK Chloe E225ET

• A proven donor at M & R Cattle • 2005 Tennessee State Show Grand Champion Female • Dam of the Grand Champion Female – 2007 Tennessee State Charolais Show

FRESH AIR 1138 Pld

WW 33

YW 58

M 26

TM 43

914 x HBR Lady GI 207 P ET

1131 Nance Road New Market, TN 37820 Rodney King (865) 850-7016 Max King (865) 850-4411

M6 Led Weight 609 (M732626) CE 7.5

LWF Cookie Cutter Pld EPDs: 1.7 31 56 10 26 Mike & Connie Watkins Kellie & Scott Porter and Kristie & Jarrod Buhler

Lebanon, TN 37087 (615) 444-3114 or (615) 642-0976 Come check out our bulls, females and ET Program!

BW 1.0

WW 38

YW 85

M 13

TM 32

REA Marb 0.99 0.13

M6 Trademark 344 P x M6 Ms Mark 9485 Semen $20/ no signing

es Charolais ReavKyle Reaves 5840 West Allens Bridge Greenville, TN 37743 (423) 237-3042

Bloodlines from 2244, 914, Cigar, Wyoming Wind and D040


BW 1.2


David & Barbara Sullivan 123 Sullivan Dr. • Manchester, TN 37355 Mobile: (931) 607-1580 • E-mail:

Sept. 19 May & Son Production Sale Oct. 10 Campbell Fall Fling Sale

CE 2.4


Little W Farm

Mark Your Calendar!

MCF Lady GI Duke 5003 PET (F1022001)

Performance • Pedigree • Polled

WELCOME GROVE CHAROLAIS Cooley Royce 1107T39 Pld M745957 2-19-07 BW: 86 lbs.

Fresh Air 8165 x M6 Nancy 6100 EPDs: CE: 8.7 BW: 0.3 WW: 44 YW: 79 M: 12 MCE: 3.5 TM: 35 SC: 1.3 REA: 0.37 MB: 0.02 Semen: $20/straw; $35 signing

First 7 sons avg. $7,964 in the Nipp Bull Sale

EZY-B-Farms Bobby Bain

1876 Ridgewood Dr Sparta, TN 38583 (931) 607-2259

CMF 241 Rio Blanco 378R Maternal Brother to Gridiron

Adj. WW/R: 749 lbs./115 Adj. YW/R: 1,395 lbs./120 Adj Yrlg. REA/R: 16.25 sq. in./119.3

CMF 159 Windy 241 Dam of Gridiron CE -2.5

Silas Maxwell

YW 74

M 23

MCE -2.6

TM 38

SC 1.4

CW REA F MB 23 0.46 0.005 0.28

Roy May & Son

CMF 241 Gridiron 437W – M788653 Grid Maker x Wind

1120 Welcome Grove Rd. Mosheim, TN 37818 (423) 552-4072

WW 30

Semen: $20/Straw; $30 Signing Contact: Bill May or Chris Bridges

: Semen / aw $20 Str g nin No Sig

BW WW YW -1.1 24 48

BW 2.2

M 11

TM REA MARB 23 0.51 0.07

Lynn Hankins 16 Larkspur Lane Greeneville, TN 37745 (423) 620-8333

2760 Renfro Rd. • Jefferson City, TN 37760 (865) 475-8266 • (865) 599-5075 cell Annual Production Sale • Sept. 19, 2015


430 Petty Rd. • Manchester, TN 37355 (931) 728-6301 • (931) 334-8657 cell Your Sources for Cooley Royce Genetics Progeny & Semen Available Private Treaty

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* Semen & Embryo Sales * A.I. & ET Equipment Sales * MVE & Taylor Wharton Tanks * A.I./Palpation Clinics * TruTest Scales * Professional Exporting & Importing * Semen & Embryo Warehousing * A.I. Consultation

120 Shadylane Coppell, Texas 75019 (972) 471-1233 • Mobile (972) 839-6485

Robert T. Nord Auctioneer 

Nord Livestock Sales 9515 Texas Church Rd, Clinton, IL 61727 (217) 935-3245 or (217) 519-0375

Bovine Elite, LLC 3300 Longmire Drive • College Station, Texas 77845 800-786-4066 • 979-693-0388 • 979-693-7994 Fax •

Tommy Barnes

Sullivan Supply

189 River Road Lowndesboro, AL 36752 Mobile (334) 462-4004

Sullivan Supply South Sullivan Supply Inc. Hillsboro, TX 76645 Dunlap, IA 51529 Phone: (800) 588-7096 Phone: (800) 475-5902 FAX: (254) 582-7114 FAX: (712) 643-5154


Livestock Grooming Products


“Bringing more to your sale”

Auctioneer Auctioneer Rick Curfman

RR. 2, Pittsfield, IL 62363 (217) 285-5213

Justin B. Stout

Video Production & Editing Photography Editing


Fair Grove, Missouri • (417) 766-3278 •

23724 W. 87th Terrace Lenexa, KS 66227

(913) 645-5136 Making your program stronger, one sale at a time.

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Ben Meriwether

Livestock Photography

will give you insight into the total cattle industry - all the breeds, issues, ideas and innovations. The Cattleman will tell you where the industry has been and where it is going so you won’t be left behind!

Greg & Brenda Hubert

P.O. Box 100 • Oakley, Kansas 67748 • (785) 672-3195 FAX: (785) 672-4902 • Professional Charolais Sales Management

SUBSCRIBE TODAY! $25 per year ($40 foreign)

1301 W. Seventh St. Fort Worth, TX 76102-2660 (817) 332-7155 Ask for Circulation Dept.

CATTLE SALES – Registered and Commercial Auctions, consultations and semen sales FARM SALES – Land and equipment ORDER BUYING –“If you need it, I’ll find it”

Home: (931) 389-6865

Have you planned your advertising?

522 Higgins Road Cell: Wartrace, TN 37183 (931) 842-1234 E-mail:

August 2015 Junior National Issue Deadline: June 25

“Over 40 years of proven, practical experience”

September 2015 Deadline: July 25


Koshkonong, MO Clifford: (405) 246-6324

Offering System Solutions for Charolais Producers 1-800-531-5908

Contact Your Area Field Representative Wes Chism (281) 761-5952 Floyd Wampler (423) 612-2144 Colt Keffer (765) 376-8784 Andy Rest (406) 670-5678 Charolais Journal office (816) 464-2474 ext. 104


Call or Write for Sale Catalogs or Information on these Sales: September 26 Hudspeth Farms & Guests The Gathering Sale. .......Harrison, Ark. October 17 The ONE Sale.......................Sulphur Springs, Texas October 24 Southern Connection Sale............................Calhoun, Ga. November 14 Oklahoma Charolais Bull Sale.........Checotah, Okla. November 21 Pride of Dixie Sale............Raymond, Miss. Ask how we can help with your breeding program and sales. J U N E / J U L Y 2 0 1 5   149

AICA Events July 5-10 — AIJCA Junior National Show & Leadership Conference St. Paul, Minn. July 15 — Deadline for submitting performance information to AICA for 2015 Fall Genetic Analysis July 31 — Miss Charolais USA Application Deadline August 16 — Missouri State Fair A ROE Show Sedalia, Mo. September 3 — South Dakota State Fair A ROE Show Huron, S.D.

Affiliate Events August 29 — Oklahoma Charolais Association Field Day Overbrook, Okla.

Contact David Hobbs (816) 464-2474, ext 200, with affiliate event dates. M o r e o n t h e W e b: 150  

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CALENDAR July 2015

July 5-10 – American-International Junior Charolais Association Junior National Show & Leadership Conference, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul, Minn. July 15 — Deadline for submitting performance information to AICA for 2015 Fall Genetic Analysis. July 17 — California State Fair Open Charolais Show, Sacramento, Calif. July 19 — North Dakota State Fair Open Charolais Show, Minot, N.D. July 23-24 — XLIV Mexico National Charolais Exposition, Durango, Mexico. Contact: Charolais Charbray Herdbook of Mexico. July 31 — Miss Charolais USA 2016 Application Deadline. Contact: Jamie Dehan.

August 2015 August 1 — Ozark Empire Fair Open Charolais Show, Springfield, Mo. August 1-2 — The Summer Sizzle Junior Heifer & Steer Show, Othello, Wash. Contact: Leslie Alexander. August 13 — Indiana State Fair Open Charolais Show, Indianapolis, Ind. August 14 — Illinois State Fair Open Charolais Show, Springfield, Ill. August 16 — Missouri State Fair Class A ROE Charolais Show, Sedalia, Mo. August 19 — State Fair of West Virginia Open Charolais Show, Lewisburg, W.Va. August 22 — Iowa State Fair Open Charolais Show, Des Moines, Iowa. August 28 — Kentucky State Fair Open Charolais Show, Louisville, Ky. August 29 — Oklahoma Charolais Association Field Day, at Nipp Charolais, Overbrook, Okla. August 30 — Maryland State Fair Open Charolais Show, Timonium, Md. August 30 — New York State Fair Open Charolais Show, Syracuse, N.Y.

September 2015 September 2 — Nebraska State Fair Open Charolais Show, Grand Island, Neb. September 3 — South Dakota State Fair A ROE Show, Huron, S.D. September 5 –—Utopia Genetics Dispersal, 11 a.m., Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, Springfield, Mo. Auctioneer: Jared Shipman. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. September 7 — 22nd Annual Autumn In The Ozarks Sale, Noon, Chappell’s Sale Arena, Strafford, Mo. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Mitchell Management. September 18 — Kansas State Fair Open Charolais Show, Hutchinson, Kan. September 19 — May & Son Annual Production Sale, 1 p.m., Knoxville Livestock Market, Knoxville, Tenn. Auctioneer: Terry Baxter. Sale Manager: Bill May. September 20 — Polzin Cattle Fall Freeze Online Embryo Sale, Breeders’ World. Contact: Chris or Leslie Polzin. September 23 — Thomas Ranch 13th Annual Private Treaty Steer & Heifer Sale, at the ranch, Harrold, S.D. Contact: Troy, VeaBea or Cally Thomas.

September 26 — Central Washington State Fair Class A ROE Show, Yakima, Wash. September 26 — Cox Charolais 10th Annual Kentucky Bluegrass Country Sale with Guest Consignors, 1 p.m., at the farm, Campbellsville, Ky. Auctioneer: Eddie Burks. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. September 26 — Hudspeth Farms & Guests The Gathering Sale, 1 p.m., Cattleman’s Livestock Auction, Harrison, Ark. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service.

October 2015 October 3 — Dennis Charolais Farm/007 Charolais Fall Edition BeefGene Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission, Sulphur Springs, Texas. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Contact: Eric Dennis. October 3 — Northern Exposure Sale, 1 p.m., Summit Farms Purebred Barn, Hubbard, Iowa. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. October 3 — Keystone International Livestock Exposition Class A ROE Charolais Show, Harrisburg, Pa. October 3 — Tulsa State Fair Open Charolais Show, Tulsa, Okla. October 10 — M6 Ranch Who’s Your Daddy? Fall Bull & Female Sale, at the ranch, Alvarado, Texas. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Contact: Kevin Moore. October 10 — Ray Campbell Fall Fling, 1 p.m., at Campbell Charolais Farm, Manchester, Tenn. Auctioneer: Terry Baxter. Sale Manager: Ray Campbell. October 12 — Hankins Farms Fall Colors Online Sale, Breeders’ World Online Sales. Contact: Jason Hankins. October 13 — Northern International Livestock Exposition Open Charolais Show, Billings, Mont. October 16 — Compton Charolais 28th Annual Production Sale, 12:30 p.m., at the farm, Nanafalia, Ala. Contact: A.W. Buck Compton. October 17 — Angell-Thomas Charolais Bull & Female Sale, at the farm, Paris, Mo. Contact: Sally Thomas. October 17 — Foglesong Charolais Production Sale. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. October 17 — The ONE Sale, 1 p.m., Hopkins County Regional Civic Center, Sulphur Springs, Texas. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service. October 17 — Rogers Bar HR Fall Turn-Out Bull Sale, 12:30 p.m., at the ranch, Collins, Miss. Contact: Doug Rogers. October 18 — Arkansas State Fair Open Charolais Show, Little Rock, Ark. October 19 — Summit Farms The Premier Selection Sale, Breeders’ World Online Sales. Contact: Roy Miller, Cheramie Viator or Brian Mike. October 20 — North Carolina State Fair Open Charolais Show, Raleigh, N.C. October 21 — Thomas Charolais, Inc. 14th Annual Bull Sale, Noon, at the ranch, Raymondville, Texas. Contact: Mitch Thomas or Tonnyre Thomas. October 21-22 — Dismukes Ranch Fall Online Sale, at the ranch, Checotah, Okla. Contact: Jim Dismukes.


October 24 — Aschermann Charolais 21st Edition Charolais Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Carthage, Mo. Auctioneer: Jackie Moore. Contact: Larry or Peggy Aschermann. October 24 — Doub Charolais Autumn At The Crossroads Sale with Guest Consignors, 6 p.m., at the farm, Danville, Ind. Contact: Andrew Doub. October 24 — Mead Farms Fall Production Sale, at the farm, Versailles, Mo. Contact: Alan Mead. October 24 — Southern Connection Sale, 1 p.m., NW Georgia Livestock Pavilion, Calhoun, Ga. Sale Sponsors: Georgia-Florida and South Carolina Charolais Associations. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service. October 28 — Fink Beef Genetics Annual Bull Sale, at the Fink Beef Genetics Sale Facility, Randolph, Kan. Contact: Galen, Lori or Megan Fink. October 28-29 — American-International Charolais Association Fall Board of Directors Meeting and Committee Meetings, Kansas City, Mo. October 30 — 2015 Royal Breeders Bull Classic, American Royal Livestock Show, Kansas City, Mo. October 30 — Ten Grand Sale, Noon, American Royal Livestock Show Sale Center, Kansas City, Mo. Sale Sponsor: Missouri Charolais Breeders Association. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. October 31 — American Royal Livestock Show Junior Charolais Heifer Show, Kansas City, Mo. October 31 — American Royal Livestock Show National ROE Show, Kansas City, Mo.

November 2015 November 7 — Missouri Charolais Breeders Association Fall Bull & Female Sale, Springfield Livestock Marketing Center, Springfield, Mo. Auctioneer: Joel Birdwell. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. November 7 — Weaver Charolais Mature Cowherd Dispersal/Central Kentucky Fall Roundup, 1 p.m., Farmers Livestock Market, Glasgow, Ky. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Contact: Dave Weaver. November 13 — Meadows Creek Farm Arcadia Black & White Bull Sale, Arcadia Stockyards, Arcadia, Fla. Contact: Richard Meadows. November 13 — Vedvei Charolais Ranch & Guests The Dakota Standard IV Female Production Sale, at the ranch, Lake Preston, S.D. Contact: Alan Vedvei. November 14 — North American International Livestock Exposition Junior Charolais Heifer Show, Louisville, Ky. November 14 — Oklahoma Charolais Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Cross Livestock Auction, Checotah, Okla. Sale Sponsor: Oklahoma Charolais Association. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. November 15 — 37th National Charolais Sale, Social: 9:30 a.m.; Sale: 11 a.m. North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, Ky. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. November 15 — Deadline for submitting performance information to AICA for 2016 Spring Genetic Analysis. November 16 — 47th National Charolais Show, Noon, North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, Ky. November 21 — Pride of Dixie Sale, 1 p.m., Hinds County Community College, Raymond, Miss. Sale Sponsor: Mississippi Charolais Association. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service.

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November 21 — Sonderup Charolais Ranch & Friends Female Sale, 1 p.m., Nebraska State Fairgrounds, Grand Island, Neb. Auctioneer: Matt Lowrie. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. November 22 — Polzin Cattle Leading Ladies Online Heifer and Embryo Sale, Darwin, Minn. Contact: Chris or Leslie Polzin. November 23 — Summit Farms Bred Heifer Sale, Breeders’ World Online Sales. Contact: Roy Miller, Cheramie Viator or Brian Mike. November 28 — Ridder Farms Family Values Sale, 1 p.m., at the farm, Hermann, Mo. Auctioneer: Eddie Burks. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. November 30 — Thomas Ranch Sale, at the ranch, Harrold, S.D. Sale Manager: Christy Collins Cattle Services.

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March 5 — Mead Farms Spring Bull Sale, at the farm, Versailles, Mo. Contact: Alan Mead. March 5 — Peterson Farms Charolais 23rd Annual Top Pick Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the farm, Mtn. Grove, Mo. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Mitchell Management. March 12 — Wright Charolais 9th Annual Bull Sale, 6 p.m., Wright Charolais Sale Facility, Kearney, Mo. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. March 19 — Aschermann Charolais 22nd Edition Charolais Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Carthage, Mo. Auctioneer: Jackie Moore. Contact: Larry or Peggy Aschermann.

April 2016

April 2 — Satterfield Charolais & Angus 5th Annual Bull & Female Sale, 1 p.m., at the farm, Evening December 4 — Meadows Creek Farm It’s All Shade, Ark. Auctioneer: Tommy Barnes. Sale Manager: Black & White Bull Sale, Montgomery Stockyards, Hubert Cattle Sales. Montgomery, Ala. Contact: Richard Meadows. April 2 — Wells Charolais 34th Annual Bull Sale, 1 December 5 — 24th Annual Rancher’s Choice Bull p.m., Hub City Livestock, Aberdeen, S.D. Contact: Sale, 1 p.m., Nixon Livestock Commission Company, Richard or Jason Wells. Nixon, Texas. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: April 5 — Hubert Charolais Ranch 37th Annual Bull Outfront Cattle Service. Sale, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Monument, Kan. Auctioneer: December 5 — Wright Charolais 5th Annual James Birdwell. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. Female Sale, Wright Charolais Sale Facility, Kearney, April 9 — The Renaissance XXIV Sale, 1 p.m., Chappell’s Mo. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Hubert Sale Arena, Strafford, Mo. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Cattle Sales. Manager: Mitchell Management. December 31 — AIJCA Junior Merit Awards April 12 — Oakwater Ranch 32nd Annual Bull Sale, 1 Application Deadline. Contact: Kaitlyn Lewis, AICA. p.m., Valentine Livestock, Valentine, Neb. Auctioneer: James Birdwell. Contact: Dean Churchill or Butch Alsup.

December 2015

January 2016

January 16 — National Western Stock Show National ROE Pen Show, Denver, Colo. January 17 — Charolais In The Rockies Sale, 2:30 p.m., National Western Stock Show Beef Palace Auction Arena, Denver, Colo. Auctioneer: Dennis Metzger. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. January 18 — National Western Stock Show National ROE Show, Denver, Colo. January 29 — Cowtown Cattle Drive Sale, 3 p.m., Fort Worth Stock Show West Arena. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service. January 30 — Dennis Charolais Farm & Guests BeefGene Charolais Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Sulphur Springs Livestock Commission, Sulphur Springs, Texas. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Contact: Eric Dennis. January 30 — Fort Worth Stock Show National ROE Show, Fort Worth, Texas.

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April 12 ­— Thomas Ranch 44th Annual Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Harrold, S.D. Contact: Troy Thomas. April 13 — Dybdal Charolais 5th Annual Bull & Female Sale, 1 p.m., Laurel Livestock Sales Co., Laurel, Neb. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales.

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April 19 — Vaughan Family Ranch Bull Sale, Farmers & Ranchers Livestock, Salina, Kan. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales.

CLOSING DATES All advertising copy (including photos) must be in the Charolais Journal office by the 25th of the second month preceding publication, i.e. Jan. 25 for the March issue or the first working day thereafter. A $100 late fee will be applied to all late advertisements. Proof deadline: 20th of the second month preceding publication, i.e. Jan. 20 for March issue.

May 2016 May 7 — 17th Annual The Sale of Excellence, 1 p.m., O.D. Butler Texas A&M Research Center, College Station, Texas. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service. May 7 — Wild Indian Acres Production Sale, at the farm, De Soto, Mo. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales.

February 2016


February 7-8 — 52nd Annual Iowa Beef Expo Charolais Sale, Parade & Judging: Sunday, 2 p.m.; Sale: Monday, 1 p.m., Iowa State Fairgrounds, Des Moines, Iowa. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. February 20 — M&M Charolais Herd Sire Prospect Sale, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Perry, Okla. Auctioneer: Joel Birdwell. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. February 27 — Cannon-Deutsch Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the farm, Newton, Iowa. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales.


March 2016 March 4 — Windy Hill Charolais Farms 19th Annual Gateway-Getaway Production Sale & 50th Anniversary Celebration, 7 p.m., Arrowhead Sale Facility, Cedar Hill, Mo. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Contact: Stanley or David Bonacker.

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ADVERTISERS’ 21 Ranch........................................... 144 37th National Charolais Sale.......... 74, 75 8 Story Farms..................................... 140 5J Charolais....................................... 140 Akin Charolais.................................... 141 Arlitt Ranch............................................ 3 Aschermann Charolais ...................... 140 Avila Cattle Company............................ 80 Bamboo Road Farms LLC...... 14, 15, 141 Baney Ranch...................................... 140 Barnard Charolais.............................. 140 Barnes, Tommy.................................. 148 Bar J Charolais....................................... 6 Bar S Ranch....................................... 142 Beavers Charolais.............................. 142 Ben Meriwether Livestock Photography... 148 Bianchi Charolais................................. 80 Big Creek Charolais............................ 140 Birdwell, James.................................. 148 Boscamp’s Arrowhead Ranch............ 145 Bovine Elite, LLC............................ 7, 148 Bracewell Cattle Co............................ 145 Brevig Charolais................................. 143 Bridges Charolais............................... 147 Broken Box Ranch....................... 80, 141 Bromagen Commodities...................... 83 Browarny Photographics, Inc............. 148 Bruner Polled Charolais..................... 145 Buddy’s Charolais.................................. 3 Buzhardt Farms................................. 145 California Charolais Association........... 80 Cardinal Charolais............................. 141 Castleberry’s Hilltop C Charolais....... 144 Cattleman, The.................................. 149 CattleMax........................................... 148 Charolais Association of Texas............ 145 Charolais Banner .............................. 149 Charolais Charbray Herdbook of Mexico....73 Circle Cee Charolais Farms................ 146 Clamme, Stan.................................... 136 Clayford Ranch Charolais................... 145 Clear Water Cattle, LLC....................... 132 Clift Livestock..................................... 129 Clifton, Greg....................................... 148 Cody Cattle Company..........................IBC Compton Charolais............................ 141 Conover, Al......................................... 148 Corman Charolais ............................. 140 Cox Charolais..................................... 143 Crews Farms...................................... 146 Crosby Farms............................. 130, 143 Crutcher, Matt.................................... 148 Curfman Farms................................. 141 152  

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Curfman, Rick .................................. 148 DeBruycker Charolais.......................... 146 Dennis Charolais Farm................ 81, 145 DESCO Charolais Farm................ 12, 144 Doll Charolais Ranch......................... 133 Doub Charolais.................................. 142 Double O Charolais............................ 145 Double R Dees .................................. 145 Dybdal Charolais................................ 143 Eaton Charolais.......................Inside Front Effertz Key Ranch .............................. 144 Eggleston Charolais............................ 137 Endsley’s Charolais Farm.................. 143 Evans Charolais..................................... 3 Ezy-B-Farms...................................... 147 Fancy Creek Charolais........................ 142 Fink Beef Genetics............................. 142 Foglesong Charolais........................... 141 Fox Hollow......................................... 144 Franz Ranch ...................................... 143 Fresno State......................................... 80 Gallagher.................................... 132, 149 Gay Livestock Insurance, Jerry........... 149 Glenmary Farm, LLC........................... 12 Hale Farms.......................................... 25 Hang’n A Cattle Co....................... 24, 146 Hankins, Lynn.................................... 147 Hann Family Spring Valley Ranches ..... 145 Hansen Farms.................................... 137 Hart Charolais.................................... 143 Hayden Farm............................. 129, 143 Heath Hyde Cattle Co............................. 3 Hebbert Charolais.............................. 143 Hubert Cattle Sales................. 74, 75, 149 Hubert Charolais Ranch ............. 13, 142 Hudspeth Farms.................................. 25 Ibach Quarter Circle Ranch............... 143 J&M Ranch......................................... 137 James F. Bessler Inc........................... 149 Jensen Charolais Ranch..................... 137 Jorgensen Charolais..................... 80, 141 Justin B. Stout Auction Service........... 148 JVS Cattle Co........................................... 6 K & K Charolais Ranch....................... 145 Keith Farms....................................... 142 Keppen Charolais............................... 137 King Charolais.................................... 144 L & N Charolais.................................. 140 LaFraise Farms ................................. 142 Lambert, Doak .................................. 148 Laue Charolais Ranch........................ 142 Lehman Charolais............................... 145 Lindskov-Thiel Ranch.............. Back Cover

Little W Farm..................................... 147 Los Pinos Cattle Co............................ 145 M6 Charolais................................ 11, 145 MBS Charolais................................... 140 M & M Charolais............................ 5, 144 M & R Cattle....................................... 147 Marti Charolais.................................. 146 May, Roy & Son.................................. 147 McCary & Son Charolais Farm........... 141 McNickle Charolais Ranch................. 142 Mead Farms....................................... 140 Metzger Cattle Company...................... 80 Metzger, Dennis................................. 148 MidTenn Charolais ............................ 147 Missouri Charolais Breeders... 33-72, 140 Mitchell Management ....................... 149 ML Lewis Charolais............................ 142 MOGO Charolais................................ 141 Morton, Bob....................................... 149 Mountain View Charolais................... 141 New Hope Farm................................. 144 Nicholas Cattle Company..................... 80 Nielsen Brothers Charolais.................. 81 Nipp Charolais............................. 79, 144 Nord Farms........................................ 142 Nord, Robert ..................................... 148 North Grove Charolais.......................... 78 Nubbin Ridge Farm............................ 145 Oak Hill Farm.............................. 28, 141 Oakwater Ranch................................. 143 Odden Charolais Ranch..................... 137 Outfront Cattle Service ...................... 149 Patman Charolais............................... 146 Pearls Pics.......................................... 148 Peterson Farms Charolais.................. 140 Plyler & Son....................................... 131 Prairie Valley Farms, lnc.................... 137 Pro-Fit Show Supply............................. 82 R & R Charolais & Family................... 136 Rafter DN Charolais........................... 144 Raile Charolais Farm......................... 142 Rambur Charolais, Ltd................ 26, 143 Ramro LLC......................................... 146 Reaves Charolais................................ 147 Reich Charolais Ranch ...................... 137 Ridder Farms..................................... 140 Rio Ranch.......................................... 146 Riverdale Land & Livestock................ 140 Rocking S Ranch, LLC............................ 8 Rogers Bar HR ...................................... 1 Rolling Acre Farms............................. 136 Runft Charolais Ranch, Myron........... 142 SW&S Cattle Co.................................. 146


Sandmeier Charolais.......................... 137 Satterfield Charolais............................... 9 Sayre Cattle Service............................ 149 Schrader Ranch................................. 142 Schurrtop Angus & Charolais............. 144 Shadow Springs Farm........................ 143 Simmons Cattle Co............................ 136 Skeans Cattle Co................................. 146 Sleepy Valley Farm Charolais.............. 144 Sonderup Charolais Ranch.................. 81 South Dakota Charolais Breeders........ 137 Stalcup Farms Charolais.................... 142 Steffensen Charolais.......................... 137 Stewart’s Charolais............................. 137 Stierwalt Cattle & Clinics...................... 82 Sturgess Double S Cattle.................... 145 Sullivan Charolais................................ 83 Sullivan Supply.................................. 148 Summerford Charolais, BJR.............. 141 Summit Farms..................................... 29 TC Cattle Co........................................ 146 Tennessee Charolais Breeders........... 147 The CUP Lab LLC............................... 148 Thomas Charolais, Inc. (TX).............. 146 Thomas Ranch (SD).............................. 2 Tiger Country Charolais..................... 140 Toste Charolais..................................... 80 Trinity Valley Community College Rch... 146 Vaughan Family Ranch...................... 142 Vedvei Charolais Ranch................ 10, 137 Volunteer Charolais ........................... 147 Wagner Livestock................................. 80 Wagonhammer Ranches.................... 144 Wagon Wheel Charolais Ranch .......... 144 Wakefield Farms................................. 143 Weaver Leather Livestock..................... 82 Webb Charolais Farm......................... 145 Weber Charolais Farm ................. 21, 137 Welcome Grove Charolais ................. 147 Wells Charolais Ranch........... 84, 85, 137 West Fork Ranch................................ 144 Wheatcraft Farms, Inc.......................... 81 White Charolais.................................. 143 White River Charolais Ranch............... 79 White’s Skyline Charolais (OH)......... 144 Wienk Charolais Ranch........................ 16 Wild Indian Acres............................... 140 Windy Hill Charolais Farms................ 140 Wooden Cross Cattle Co..................... 142 Wright Charolais.........................140, IBC Wright Charolais Farm (WI)............... 146 Zeisler Charolais................................ 144 ZOE Charolais.................................... 140

Our Thanks! the following purebred breeders that placed their confidence in our genetics this past sale season; including our December 2014 Annual Female Sale, our consignments to association sales, our March 2015 Annual Bull Sale and our April 2015 Online Embryo Sale. We continue our endeavor to keep improving our genetic base and appreciate your continued support.

2 Saun Farms - Oklahoma Michael Armstrong - North Carolina BBB Charolais - Kansas Clark & Amy Behrends - Texas Broberg Charolais - Nebraska Ryan Carr - Missouri Alec Campbell - Virginia Cannon-Deutsch Charolais - Iowa Cavender Ranch - Texas David Clark - Maryland Kerry Clift - Washington Gail Cook - Missouri Creekside Charolais - Colorado Greg Crosby - Mississippi Dicken Charolais - Missouri Dybdal Charolais - Nebraska Jim Fohn - Missouri Ford Charolais - Iowa Russell Friedrich - Missouri

William Ganger - Oregon Gast Charolais - Missouri John Gibson - Missouri Kara Gnade – Iowa Good Ranches - Kansas Grace Farms - Missouri Grove Charolais - Illinois Brock Hanel - Kansas Kirby Holen - North Dakota Hood Charolais - Iowa J&J Trust - South Dakota J Bar S Charolais - Kansas JVS Cattle Co. - Louisiana Andy Jenkins - Missouri KM Charolais - Missouri Katie Johnson - Texas L & N Charolais - Missouri Lindskov Ranch - South Dakota Chris Link - Texas

MDL Charolais - Illinois Patrick Maher - South Dakota Mead Farms - Missouri Kevin Mears - Ohio Mountain Meadows - Vermont McLemore Farms - Oklahoma Ben Mower - Utah Kenny Patin - Texas Donna Pennington - Arkansas Mitch Pesek - Nebraska Pro Cattle Company – Iowa Rafter DN Ranch - Oregon Rathmourne Charolais - Michigan Kristian Rennert - Nebraska Kayla Richey - Illinois Ridder Farms - Missouri Bruce Runft - Kansas SW&S Ranch - Texas Sandcreek Charolais - Colorado

Derry & Mary Wright 42922 Old Hwy. 10 • Richmond, MO 64085 816-776-3512 farm office 816-456-3792 cellular Chris Peuster, Managing Partner 816-529-2190 cellular

Cuatro Schauer - Texas Gabe Schnuelle - Nebraska Bernie Siek - Iowa Steve Smith Charolais - Arkansas Steve, Debbie & Tyler Smith - Texas Southern Cattle Company - Florida Stalcup Charolais - Iowa Joe Taylor - Texas Testerman Charolais - West Virginia Brett Terhaar - Iowa Thomas Charolais, Inc - Texas Toste Charolais - California Buddy Westphal - Montana Wheatcraft Farms - Missouri Cody White - Oklahoma White Rose Charolais - Minnesota Wild Indian Acres - Missouri

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2015 June July Journal