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Table of Contents Headquarters, Blake Nelson Commercial Connection, Josh Cribbs Creating Sustained Success, the Importance of Fetal Programming National Western Stock Show Results Announcements Junior Update, Tejlor Strope DNA Updates, New for 2020 Fort Worth Stock Show Show Results Index/Dateline
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Memphis Mafia I-80 - 3/4 Maine-Anjou
May We All Daddy’s Money - 50% Maine-Anjou
All That Matters MINN Hard Whiskey − PB Maine-Anjou
No Worries GOET I-80 − 3/4 Maine-Anjou
MINN Hybrid Silveiras Style − 3/8 Maine-Anjou
BPF Comfort Zone Mercedes Benz − PB Maine-Anjou
Bourbon Street No Worries − PB Maine-Anjou
Driving 80 GOET I-80 − PB Maine-Anjou
DCC Hard Drive 138R − PB Maine-Anjou
Summit − 3/8 Maine-Anjou
Daddy’s Money − PB Maine-Anjou
Unleashed Unlimited Power − 3/4 Maine-Anjou
Simplify BSC Simplicity − PB Maine-Anjou
DUEL Icon BOE Epic − 3/4 Maine-Anjou
Family Money Daddy’s Money − 3/4 Maine-Anjou
BBR Denver BBBN X - PB Maine-Anjou
Black Power Play I Believe - 50% Maine-Anjou
ML MVP 23E Maternal Made − 5/8 Maine-Anjou
TLM Edge TLM Passion − PB Maine-Anjou
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Data Bank BBBN X2 − PB Maine-Anjou
BFJV Margin - Irish Whiskey X Broker MaineTainer & 50% Simmental
TREB Mr. Shameless Garth - 3/4 Maine-Anjou
Cowan’s Kingmaker I-80 - PB Maine-Anjou
Good Magic GOET Driving 80 - 5/8 Maine-Anjou
State of Mind Comfort Zone - 50% Maine-Anjou
EVFM Night Train HAA Wisdom - PB Maine-Anjou
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M. BLAKE NELSON AMAA Executive Vice President
Greetings! We have had a quick start to 2020 and it looks like it will be a good year for MaineAnjou! We started with great interest and a strong sale and show at the National Western in Denver, Colo. This year brought solid traffic in the yards as many cattlemen were checking out different program’s genetics and also many more show entries in both the hill and pen shows. We followed up with the Southwestern Livestock Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas, where we had increased show entries and a nice crowd. We also had strong sales at both the Bright Lights sale in Denver and Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City, S.D. Traveling to shows and sales throughout the year is one of my favorite things to do, getting to see the great folks in our breed and lay eyes on some of the breed’s best cattle. It is great to see what the different genetic lines are delivering. I realize this is not the full conception to carcass evaluation, but it does give us a good snapshot of what is happening with the genetics. As we approach the spring we can look forward to green grass and the new calves hitting the ground and see what matings have worked and some we may not try again. This is an exciting time to see our mating plans in action and how our program is performing. I think it always a good idea to be objective when we look at our program. MARCH/APRIL 2020
Below I am going to address a few things that we may ask ourselves as breeders when looking at where we are and where we would like to be. 1. Evaluating last year’s calf crop at weaning/selling and also how did our cowbase perform. Ultimately a strong factory (cow-base) is a must and like any good business we should always be looking to improve on, and also scrutinize at times, to make sure it is performing up to standards. The calf crop is the result of the factory and we can see real quick if the calf weaned off heavy, stayed healthy, and meets our visual standards. Yes, we must always consider it takes two genetic sides to contribute so keep this mind and don’t blame it all on the bull, or at the same time do not give him all the glory if things worked out. Weaning weights are always great indicators to consider, but also in many of our Maine-Anjou herds saleability is a factor. Looking at bloom, phenotype, and disposition are just some of the things to consider if you are marketing seedstock and potential show calves. To me this is where we have to stay focused on the goals and objectives of our own operations and ask ourselves are we producing what we like or what the customer wants? This is tough because we have to sell cattle for income and sometimes we may feel like we know better than the customer of what they need (maybe or maybe not?). Another angle is asking ourselves, “Are we producing cattle that look the part at
six months of age or will they look the part at six years of age? This can be a catch 22, ideally the kind we are producing would be strong at any age but this is something from a marketing, herd improvement and breed progression perspective we have to ask ourselves. This is where you as the owner/ operator have to be honest with yourself and do what is best in your mind to move toward your program goals. 2. The next step that I often think about is cowherd checklists for the best results possible - nutrition, health protocols, culling and replacement selection. These are just some of things that I am sure go through your mind. I will be the first to admit, and Ruth can confirm this, I am a hoarder by nature and this was the same when we ran more cattle. You have to let emotional attachment go away when you are keeping and culling to maximize herd efficiency. This can be easier said than done but can also be of great impact to the bottom line, pounds or dollars weaned per cow is a great place to start. On herd health, it is always a great idea to visit with your local vet to see if there are any health suggestions that may be new or products that have changed that you may need to address. The nutrition side can be constantly changing as dictated by price and availability so I won’ break it down. I know there are more detailed things we can take a look at, but these are just some high points to consider. MAINE-ANJOU- Vision, Vigor, Value!
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MAINE-ANJOU Commercial Connection
JOSHUA CRIBBS AMAA Director of Commercial Development
Springtime is almost here. When this issue and article reach you, spring calving will be in full swing for some and almost done for others. It begs the questions, “What will your next decision(s) be from a breeding standpoint?” and “How will you continue to reach your goals of creating whatever product you want and need for your customer base?” It is an exciting time to be in the MaineAnjou business. Within this issue you will find many new AI sire options boasting multiple percentages, they should provide you the versatility breeding wise to make whatever you want calf wise. The Bright Lights Sale at Denver was extremely strong and from it have come multiple bulls that will land in AI studs this spring to be collected. We have seen an influx of high and purebred pedigrees, both derived from old and new genetics. It is obvious that over the last year, with the incorporation of the Maine-Angus program, our fullblood, purebred, and high Maine-Anjou genetics have become more popular. It has, in turn, driven the quality and value of the cattle within our breed. One theme that continues to shine through is the cattle that sell the best are the ones that offer the most quality. They have a pedigree that is popular and easy to breed around. Progressively breeding is important and incorporating Angus genetics into our herdbook in a more assertive way is doing just that – it will only increase the outcross possibilities.
We have seen trying times in the beef cattle business and finding outlets for cattle has become tougher and tougher. Remember though, those trends have happened across all breeds. It’s important to know the trials we face and the things our breed struggles with… well, other breeds do too. It’s carving out market share that becomes the greatest battle. From an Association standpoint, we are focused on providing data that can be counted on through research projects currently in progress at South Dakota State University. Most recently, cattle on feed – being fed a high roughage diet through the growing phase – are gaining 3.2lbs per day and converting around 5:1 feed to gain. As data continues to flow in, we will certainly make it available to you. I look forward to finishing up the spring bull sale season and cannot wait for the summer and herd visits to get a chance to see this year’s calf crop. The Maine-Anjou business has a strong foundation, and noise around the breed is certainly growing. Maine-Anjou... A Tradition That’s Trending!
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SIRE: BK XIKES X59 - DAM: TJSC MISS HARMONY 58C REG. #503082 • 3/4 • POLLED • BLACK Birthweight: 66 lbs.
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O H I O M A I N E - A N J O U A S S O C I AT I O N Friday and Saturday, March 20 & 21
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CREATING SUSTAINED SUCCESS THE IMPORTANCE OF FETAL PROGRAMMING
by Jon DeClerck, Purina Animal Nutrition Cattle Consulting Specialist
As the calendar ushers in the new year, many ranchers are given a first glimpse of the results of their mating decisions during spring calving. This exciting period often informs sire selection as producers strive to enhance the efficiency and marketability of their calf crops. However, bolstering calf performance via genetics is a continuous process that endures following breeding MARCH/APRIL 2020
season. Recent developments in cattle research continue to underscore the importance of fetal programing, or the concept that lifetime performance of each calf is influenced by events prior to birth. The maternal environment provided for a fetus/ calf is imperative and can lead to positive or negative outcomes. This notion is far from earth shattering, for years human nutritionists and
medical doctors have stressed the importance of fetal programing. None of us would advise a pregnant woman to smoke, or consume harmful drugs, as it would provoke irreversible damage to their baby. But what about nutrition, would you advocate for a pregnant woman to lose weight? An infamous blockade during World War II provided insight into the importance of fetal nutrition.
The “Dutch Famine” occurred as the German army cut off the Netherlands from essential food supplies for 3 months, impacting approximately 4.5 million people. Following the war, researchers identified pregnant women during the “Dutch Famine” and tracked the lifetime health of their children, to better understand the effects of fetal nutrient depravation. The results were staggering. Mothers who were pregnant during the 1st trimester of the blockade, had children who had significantly higher incidence of: cardiovascular disease, high cholesterol, and obesity. Women pregnant during the 2nd and 3rd trimester of the “Dutch Famine” had children that were more likely diabetic and suffered from kidney disease and asthma. The results of this study gave credibility to the concept known as “epigenetics,” which states that although genes themselves do not change, environmental factors like nutrition cause genes to express themselves differently leading to altered phenotypes and outcomes. So how does this relate to cattle production? If you are striving to maximize the genetic potential of your calf crop, it is paramount that your pregnant cows are receiving adequate nutrition. Even calves from the best cow families will have underwhelming phenotypes, if they did not receive the proper nutrients during fetal development. For instance, the consensus amongst economists is that reproductive efficiency drives profitability of most cattle operations. Again, not a shocking statement, we are all aware it takes live calves to turn a profit in the cattle business. If you consider that a replacement heifers’ reproductive efficiency maybe imprinted prior to birth, fetal programing is arguably the most important
investment we make. During the 1st trimester, the lifetime ovarian reserve is established for a fetus. Meaning that all the eggs a heifer will ever have, is set in stone six months before she is even born! A 2013 study conducted in Ireland by Francesca Mossa found that cows who were restricted to 60% of their nutrient requirement for energy had higher circulating blood testosterone levels and produced heifers with higher blood pressure and lower ovarian reserves compared to cows receiving 100% of their nutritional requirement. Heifers and cows with low ovarian reserve respond poorly to superovulation, and often have problems getting bred. Heifer reproduction can also be improved during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy. A 2007 University of Nebraska study conducted by J. L. Martin and collaborators, reported that cows offered 1 pound of protein supplement per day, raised heifers that had a 93% pregnancy rate with 77% calving during the first 21 days, compared to an 80% pregnancy rate and 49% early calving rate for heifers born from cows receiving no supplement during the 3rd trimester. This study further strengthens the narrative that bred cow nutrition imprints the reproductive success and longevity of replacement heifers. What about bull and steer calves? Does fetal programing and pregnant cow nutrition affect the male offspring at the same magnitude as heifers? Although all phases of pregnancy influence bull performance, the 2nd trimester maybe the most important and is associated with muscle tissue formation. During this trimester muscle fiber (cells) type is established, which is the precursor to future performance and phenotypic expression. A 2010 study conducted by Keith
Underwood at South Dakota State University compared cows grazing native pasture (6.0% crude protein) versus cows grazing improved pasture (11.1% crude protein) during the 2nd trimester of pregnancy. The cows that consumed the high-quality improved pasture raised calves that were 31 and 48 pounds heavier at weaning and harvest respectively, compared to cows consuming the lower quality native range. Considering that the number of muscle fibers (cells) are established prior to birth, pregnant cow nutrition is imperative to all cattle producers. Commercialcow calf operators are paid by the pound, and total muscle mass drives weight. Conversely, seedstock bull producers and club calf breeders receive a premium for phenotypically heavy muscled cattle. No matter what trimester cows are pregnant, nutrition is vital to the success and performance of the resulting calf crop. It might seem expensive to invest in a high-quality mineral program or a protein/energy supplement for pregnant cows, but the return on investment can be astounding. Although genes of calves cannot be changed, their expression can be altered by fetal nutrition, which predetermines calf phenotype and performance. Heifers born from cows receiving appropriate nutrition are more fertile and thus more likely to experience herd longevity. Likewise, cows who consumed a suitable plane of nutrition while pregnant wean off calves with more pay weight and have lower frequency of respiratory disease. Breeding season can be an exciting time, however artificial insemination or bull turnout is not the end of a producer’s opportunity to maximize the genetic potential of future calf crops. MARCH/APRIL 2020
Tentative Schedule SUNDAY, JUNE 28
Cattle may begin arriving on the fairgrounds. ABSOLUTELY NO CATTLE ALLOWED ON FAIRGROUNDS BEFORE 6 P.M.
MONDAY, JUNE 29
Noon 1-3 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4 pm
Cattle must be in place Cattle Check-in & Steer Weigh In Maine-Anjou & Chianina Queen & Princess Interviews Chianina Membership Meeting
TUESDAY, JUNE 30 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 11:30-1 p.m. 12 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.
Public Speaking Salesmanship Meal Ticket Lunch AJMAA Delegate Meeting/Social Sullivan Supply/Stock Show University Demo Novice activity Livestock Judging Contest State Lineup and Photos Opening Ceremonies Evening Meal
WEDNESDAY, JULY 1
8 a.m. AMAA Adult Board Meeting 8 a.m. ACA Adult Board Meeting 8:30-12 p.m. Sullivan Supply/Stock Show U Team Fitting (Sr, Int, Jr) 11:30-1 p.m. Meal Ticket Lunch 1 p.m. Novice Activity 1 p.m. Quiz Bowl 4 p.m. Chiangus Classic Futurity 4:30 p.m. Herdsman Gathering 6 p.m. Sullivan Supply/Stock Show University Bootcamp & Fun MARCH/APRIL 2020
THURSDAY, JULY 2
7:30 a.m. Sullivan Supply/Stock Show Maine-Anjou Showmanship (Start with Sr, Int, Jr) 8 a.m. Sullivan Supply/Stock Show U Chianina Showmanship (Start with Int, Sr, Jr) **Novice showmanship will begin immediately following the first breed finished. 1 p.m. Novice Activity 1:30 p.m. Chianina & Maine-Anjou Queenâ€™s Reception 4 p.m. Chianina membership Meeting 4:30 p.m. Maine-Anjou delegate Meeting 5:30 p.m. Cody McCullough Memorial Senior Showmanship Finals (Maine-Anjou) 6 p.m. Chianina Fundraiser Auction/Egg Extravaganza Event
FRIDAY, JULY 3
Chianina Prospect Steers, Progress Steers, Bulls, Bred & Owned Chiangus, Owned Chiangus, Bred & Owned Chianina - Livestock Pavilion 8 a.m. Fullblood Females, Prospect Steers, Maine-Anjou Bulls, Progress Steers, MaineTainer Bulls, Bred & Owned Maine-Anjou Females, Bred & Owned MaineTainer Females and Maine Angus Females Shows 1 p.m. Novice Activity 6:30 p.m. Awards Banquet Meal Served 7:15 p.m. Awards Banquet
SATURDAY, JULY 4 8 a.m. 8 a.m.
Maine-Anjou Females, followed by MaineTainer Females Owned Chianina Females
***SCHEDULE OF EVENTS IS TENTATIVE AND CAN BE CHANGED.
2020 AMAA Scholarships The American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) offers scholarship opportunities for deserving AJMAA members. Scholarship winners will be announced at the National Junior Heifer Show during the awards banquet.
SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION AND REQUIREMENTS. AMAA SCHOLARSHIP (Offering two (2) $1,000 Scholarships): - Applicant must be a current junior member of the AJMAA. - Applicant must be at least a graduating high school student, but must not have reached their 21st birthday prior to May 1 of the current year. - The AMAA Scholarship may be awarded to an individual one time. Therefore, previous recipients of the scholarship are not eligible. - Applicant should display an interest in Maine-Anjou cattle and should be an active participant in the activities of the breed. - Applications must be submitted online by MAY 1, 2020 and include the following: - AMAA official online application for scholarship. - A personal letter of recommendation from a current Maine-Anjou breeder. - Two personal letters of recommendation from a non-relative that would fit into the following category: (County Agent; 4-H Advisor; FFA Advisor; Church Youth Advisor; Pastor; School Principal; School Superintendent; School Counselor or Employer.) - Recommendation letters will also be submitted online. **A total of 3 letters will need to be submitted. See online recommendation form.** JOHN BODDICKER SCHOLARSHIP (Offering one (1) $1,000 Scholarships):: - Available to any AJMAA member entering their sophomore or junior year in college. - Can be eligible to win the scholarship more than once. - Participants must submit an essay about their involvement in the Maine-Anjou breed and why they would benefit from this scholarship.
NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW Maine-Anjou & MaineTainer Bulls
GRAND CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU BULL TJSC END GAME 61G ET CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF SIRE: BK XIKES X59 FEB. 26, 2017 EXHIBITED BY JONES SHOW CATTLE, HARROD, OHIO
RES. GRAND CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU BULL BMWC IN CONTROL 404F ET CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL SIRE: DUAL THREAT 305A APRIL 4, 2018 EXHIBITED BY BOYERT SHOW CATTLE, SEVILLE, OHIO & WINEGARDNER SHOW CATTLE, LIMA, OHIO
GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER BULL
RES. GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER BULL
MENT SIMPLE CHOICE 240G CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF SIRE: KBSC SIMPLIFY 22C MARCH 5. 2019 EXHIBITED BY JUSTIN MENTE, ADRIAN, MINN.
ML SHOOTIST 12F CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL SIRE: JPF TEAM BLAKE 2A MARCH 10, 2018 EXHIBITED BY ELMORE CATTLE CO., GATEWAY GENETICS, WILLIAM MINNIS, BURGESS FARMS, WILLOW SPRINGS CATTLE CO., & MARTIN LIVESTOCK, BARGERSVILLE, IND.
GRAND CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE MISS HIDDEN GEM 899F ET CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING SIRE: BOE EPIC MAY 15, 2018 EXHIBITED BY SULLIVAN SUPPLY, DUNLAP, IOWA
RES. CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE BKMT FAIR & SQUARE 807F ET CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING SIRE: BOE EPIC APRIL 6, 2018 EXHIBITED BY PAYTON FARMER, BROWNSTOWN, IND.
GRAND CHAMPION MAINE ANGUS FEMALE WSCC PRINCESS 67F ET CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING SIRE: BOE GARTH MAY 5, 2018 EXHIBITED BY TAYLOR GOERING, MCPHERSON, KAN.
OPEN SHOW JUDGE JIM BLOOMBERG, BERWICK, ILL.
RES. CHAMPION MAINE ANGUS FEMALE K&A FRANKIE 873F ET CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING SIRE: SILVEIRAS STYLE FEB. 22, 2018 EXHIBITED BY WHITNEY REEVER, GLIDDEN, IOWA
JUNIOR SHOW JUDGE CHAD HOLTKAMP, WEST POINT, IOWA MARCH/APRIL 2020
NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW MaineTainer Females
GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE JSUL SWEET THING 8371F CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF SIRE: COLBURN PRIMO SEPT. 17, 2018 EXHIBITED BY SARA SULLIVAN, DUNLAP, IOWA
RES. CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE BBR GUCCI 124G ET CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF SIRE: MR HOC BROKER MARCH 10, 2019 EXHIBITED BY KELTON ARTHUR, STILLWATER, OKLA.
Junior F emales
GRAND CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE
RES. GRAND CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE
GRAND CHAMPION MAINE ANGUS FEMALE
RES. CHAMPION MAINE ANGUS FEMALE
BMWC XACTLY 512F ET CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING SIRE: DUAL THREAT MAY 12, 2018 EXHIBITED BY AUSTIN HUNKER, BELLEVUE, OHIO
SEYS MS ROSA MARIA 87F RES. CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING SIRE: MINN LIVE ACTION MAY 10, 2018 EXHIBITED BY AVERY SEYS, COAL VALLEY, ILL.
WSCC PRINCESS 67F ET CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING SIRE: BOE GARTH MAY 5, 2018 EXHIBITED BY TAYLOR GOERING, MCPHERSON, KAN.
K&A FRANKIE 873F ET CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING SIRE: SILVEIRAS STYLE FEB. 22, 2018 EXHIBITED BY WHITNEY REEVER, GLIDDEN, IOWA
GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE
RES. CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE
BOY LUCKY FAMOUS 801F CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING SIRE: NMR MATERNAL MADE FEB. 28, 2018 EXHIBITED BY GRACE AUST, LA CYGNE, KAN.
WSCC ALI 33G ET CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF SIRE: BPF 5D FEB. 25, 2019 EXHIBITED BY CASSIDY BARKER, KEARNEY, MO.
NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW Division & Reserve Winners
CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF - DIV. 1
TREB MR. GOLIATH 133G SIRE: BOE GARTH MARCH 22, 2019 EXHIBITED BY TREVOR BORMANN, ALGONA, IOWA
RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF - DIV. 1 JCC GONZO 413G SIRE: BOE GARTH MARCH 3, 2019 EXHIBITED BY JONES CATTLE COMPANY, CHAPIN, ILL.
RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF - DIV. 1
CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF - DIV. 2
BK GRASSROOTS 5016G SIRE: BOE EPIC MARCH 5, 2019 EXHIBITED BY BUCK CATTLE CO., MADILL, OKLA.
BARKERâ€™S MR. HIGHWAY MAN SIRE: BBR CAIN 530C JAN. 6, 2019 EXHIBITED BY CASSIDY BARKER, KEARNEY, MO.
RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL
CCMM FULL TILT 803F SIRE: DUAL THREAT 305A APRIL 4, 2018 EXHIBITED BY COPELAND & SONS LLC, NARA VISA, N.M.
CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING
TRA ENABLER 850F SIRE: MEFC UNANIMOUS 542C JULY 17, 2018 EXHIBITED BY TRACY CATTLE, WELLFLEET, NEB.
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CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 1 BBR SUGA SUGA 1027G ET SIRE: NMR MATERNAL MADE MAY 9, 2019 EXHIBITED BY PAYTON FARMER, BROWNSTOWN, IND.
RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 1 BBR GRETA 121FG SIRE: BNWZ DATA BANK 1311C MAY 6, 2019 EXHIBITED BY TYSON FOX, FORT MORGAN, COLO.
CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2 MTF GOOSE BUMPS 901G SIRE: BOE EPIC JAN. 21, 2019 EXHIBITED BY DEVIN MORTON, STRATFORD, OKLA.
RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2 CMCC MISS EPIC 2018 900G ET SIRE: BOE EPIC JAN. 13, 2019 EXHIBITED BY MOORE CATTLE CO., MADILL, OKLA.
CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF FRESH CHANGE SIRE: BK XIKES X59 MAY 9, 2019 EXHIBITED BY CHANCEE CLARK, MULDROW, OKLA.
RES. CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF BK FRIZZLE FRAZZLE 8009F SIRE: BK DYNASTY D43 NOV. 1, 2018 EXHIBITED BY SAMANTHA SCHRAG, MARION, S.D.
RES. CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING PARIS SIRE: BOE GARTH MAY 10, 2018 EXHIBITED BY BEAUPREZ LAND & CATTLE, BYERS, COLO.
RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING DSOL MS PRESLEY 825F ET SIRE: GOET DRIVING 80 APRIL 16, 2018 EXHIBITED BY TREVOR BORMANN, ALGONA, IOWA
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RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 1 JABR GWEN 98G SIRE: SILVEIRAS STYLE 9303 JUNE 2, 2019 EXHIBITED BY TYSON FOX, FORT MORGAN, COLO.
MINN THATâ€™S MY TYPE 910G SIRE: MINN CLASS ON CLASS JAN. 14, 2019 EXHIBITED BY SARA SULLIVAN, DUNLAP, IOWA
RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2
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TJSC LUCKY LADY 134F ET SIRE: COLBURN PRIMO 5153 MAY 2, 2019 EXHIBITED BY SAMMI SCHRAG, MARION, S.D.
MINN GLORIA 909G ET SIRE: SILVEIRAS STYLE 9303 JAN. 30, 2019 EXHIBITED BY CAMPBELL THOMAS, STATE CENTER, IOWA
PSC MISS TAMMY 19F ET SIRE: EXAR CLASSEN 1422B NOV. 9, 2018 EXHIBITED BY SARA RIMPEL, ATHENS, TX
RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING
BTLR CHER 5F SIRE: PVF INSIGHT 0129 APRIL 4, 2018 EXHIBITED BY JACKIE SLEICHTER, ABILENE, KAN.
CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2
MINN ELAINE 126F ET SIRE: SILVEIRAS STYLE 9303 MAY 7, 2018 EXHIBITED BY JAXSON BOWLIN, PROLE, IOWA
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RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 1 KINA TRUTH HURTS 32G ET SIRE: NMR MATERNAL MADE MARCH 2, 2019 EXHIBITED BY MCKLAY GENSINI, HENNEPIN, ILL.
CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2
WSCC ALI 33G ET SIRE: BPF 5D FEB. 25, 2019 EXHIBITED BY CASSIDY BARKER, KEARNEY, MO.
RES CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2
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CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING FEMALE
RES. CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING FEMALE
RJC MISS PICANTE 99F SIRE: CLASSEN SON NOV. 6, 2018 EXHIBITED BY BERREN STROPE, O’NEILL, NEB.
BMW STCC MYA 227G SIRE: DUAL THREAT 305A FEB. 27, 2019 EXHIBITED BY JULIA FRYE, JOHNSTOWN, COLO.
PCC ANISTON 215F SIRE: JAYM MINN HYBRID 101D MAY 10, 2018 EXHIBITED BY BRETT PEMBROOK, FAIRVIEW, OKLA.
PPCC ALRIGHT 271F SIRE: W/C LOADED UP 1119Y JUNE 20, 2018 EXHIBITED BY BRETT PEMBROOK, FAIRVIEW, OKLA.
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CHAMPION COW/CALF PAIR
No Photo CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING FEMALE
CMAC EMILY’S EMMIO ET SIRE: COLBURN PRIMO 5153 APRIL 23, 2018 EXHIBITED BY TYLER MILLER, ARMINGTON, ILL.
KBSC MAGGIE MAY 815F ET SIRE: NMR MATERNAL MADE APRIL 25, 2018 EXHIBITED BY GREYSON BELCHER, BLAKESBURG, IOWA
PREMIER BREEDER EXHIBITED BY BLIND BADGER RANCH, FORT MORGAN, COLO.
KAG MS OUTLAW SIRE: BBR BLACK JACK 7B MARCH 18, 2017 EXHIBITED BY CARTER STRAIN, JOHNSTOWN, COLO.
PREMIER EXHIBITOR EXHIBITED BY SARA SULLIVAN, DUNLAP, IOWA
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GRAND CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU PEN-OF-THREE
The three bulls include: BKMT Game Plan 902G ET, sired by BOE Epic, BKMT Game Day, sired by CMCC Makers Mark B5010 and BKMT Game On 227G ET, sired by BOE Garth. Averages include: age, 305 days; weight, 1,220 lb.; birthweight, 82; WDA, 3.73 lb.; REA, 16.69 in.; %IMF, 4.10; Fat, 0.26, SC, 35. CE: 4.3 BW: 2.5 WW: 43 YW: 60 MK: 26 TM: 48 MCE: 0.33 CW: 12 REA: 0.21 MB: 0.17 FT: -0.03 EXHIBITED BY BUCK-MORTON CATTLE CO., STRATFORD, OKLA.
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU PEN-OF-THREE
The three bulls include: BOE Fame and BOE Offset, sired by BOE Garth and BOE Qwavo, sired by BOE Epic. Averages include: age, 307 days; weight, 1,106 lb.; birthweight, 89; WDA, 3.31 lb.; REA, 15.49 in.; %IMF, 4.32; Fat, 0.22, SC, 33.5. CE: 1 BW: 2.9 WW: 45 YW: 63 MK: 25 TM: 47 MCE: 3.3 CW: 9 REA: 0.15 MB: 0.17 FT: -0.03 EXHIBITED BY BEAUPREZ LAND & CATTLE, BYERS, COLO.
PEN SHOW JUDGES JARED BOYERT & JAY STEENHOEK, IOWA AND CRAIG TALKINGTON, KANSAS
GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER PEN-OF-THREE
The three bulls include: GCC Watcha Want 529G and GCC True Measure 406G ET, sired by BOE Garth and GCC Precision 563G ET, sired by NMR Maternal Made. Averages include: age, 318 days; weight, 1,208 lb.; birthweight, 76; WDA, 3.56 lb.; REA, 16.03 in.; %IMF, 4.12; Fat, 0.19, SC, 35. CE: 2.7 BW: 2.43 WW: 56.3 YW: 82 MK: 22 TM: -7 MCE: -7 CW: 12 REA: 0.15 MB: 0.17 FT: -0.01 EXHIBITED BY GRISWOLD CATTLE CO., STILLWATER, OKLA.
RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER PEN-OF-THREE
The three bulls include: OHL Geared Up 307-1G, OHL Burt 5219G and OHL Earnie 4236G, sired by NMR Maternal Made. Averages include: age, 320 days; weight, 1,064 lb.; birthweight, 89; WDA, 3.05 lb.; REA, 16.10 in.; %IMF, 3.17; Fat, 0.23, SC, 33.5. CE: 2 BW: 2.7 WW: 50 YW: 70 MK: 13 TM: 38 MCE: -6 EXHIBITED BY WAYNE & BARB OHLRICHS, NORFOLK, NEB.
BRIGHT LIGHTS STATISTICS AUCTIONEER - STEVE BONHAM, NEWCASTLE, OKLA. SALE MANAGER - BLAKE NELSON, AMAA
SALE GROSS $296, 600 a) Bulls (39 lots) $6,750 avg. b) Females (4 lots) $2,850 avg. c) Embryo’s (9 lots) $415 avg. d) Semen (15 units) $216/per unit e) Pick of the Nagel Calf Crop $14,500 TOP SELLERS: BULLS Lot 28
BOE Fame, an April 18, 2019, Purebred son of BOE Garth, consigned by Beauprez Land & Cattle, Byers, Colo., sold for $49,000 to Schrag 605 & Nagel Cattle Company, South Dakota.
BKMT Game Day 903G, a March 20, 2019, 3/4 Maine-Anjou son of CMCC Marker’s Mark, consigned by Buck Cattle Co., & Morton Cattle Co., Stratford, Okla., sold for $25,000 to Moore Cattle Co., Madill, Okla.
BOE Turnpike ET, a March 18, 2019, Purebred son of BOE Epic, consigned by Beauprez Land & Cattle, Byers, Colo., sold for $15,250 to Lee’s Cattle Company, Brush, Colo.
BKMT Game Plan 902G ET., a March 21, 2019, 3/4 Maine-Anjou son of BOE Epic, consigned by Buck Cattle Co., & Morton Cattle Co., Stratford, Okla., sold for $15,000 to Hawes Cattle Co., Crandall, Texas.
Lot 30 BBR Game Point 4G ET, a March 10, 2019, son of Daddy’s Money, consigned by Blind Badger Ranch, Fort Morgan, Colo., sold for $13,750 to Wagner Livestock, Linden, Calif.
HIGH SELLING FEMALE LOT
Pick of the Nagel Cattle Company 2020 Female Calf Crop sold for $14,500 to Schrag 605, Marion, South Dakota.
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MAINE WHAT IS MAINE ANGUS?
The Maine Angus program is an initiative created by the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) to showcase the complementation of Maine-Anjou genetics when crossed with Angus or Red Angus cattle. This program will reveal Maine-Anjou cattle’s ability to enhance feed efficiency and red meat yield when placed on British based genetics. This program should provide seedstock that will increase production and carcass yield through heterosis. The name Maine Angus is both strong and informative by stating exactly what breeds are present in said animal. The standard requirement is that both parents must be registered at the AMAA, American Angus Association (AAA) or Red Angus Association of America (RAAA). This will provide confirmed lineage and genetic information along with valuable EPDs. Through a partnership with the AAA our EPDs will be updated with the latest genetic evaluation by the AAA which will provide the breeders and customers the best genetic prediction available. This program is focused on producing quality registered offspring that will aid in the incorporation of MaineAnjou genetics into the mainstream of the USA beef sector.
Maine Angus refers to cattle with the following characteristics: • The animal will have between 3/8 Maine-Anjou to 5/8 Maine-Anjou blood and have between 3/8 registered Angus to 5/8 registered Angus and/or registered Red Angus blood. MARCH/APRIL 2020
• Both parents must be registered at the AMAA, AAA or RAAA to confirm lineage. • Qualifying cattle can have no more than 1/8 of non-registered blood or other breeds. • A registered Maine Angus bull must be proven free of genetic defects PHA and TH. Depending on the Maine Angus bull’s genetic makeup, the individual must also be proven free of known Angus lethal genetic defects (Ex. AM, NH and CA) and/or known lethal Red Angus genetic defects (Ex. AM, NH, CA and OS) whether determined by pedigree or test. • A registered Maine Angus female must be proven free of PHA and TH, whether identified by pedigree or test.
MAINE ANGUS COLOR STANDARDS
All qualifying individuals will be predominately solid black or red in color. White markings are only allowed on the underline and switch of the tail. Feet and legs must be solid black or red. • NOTE: All Maine Angus animals that do not meet the color requirment, but were registered prior to Jan. 1, 2019, will retain their Maine Angus papers. They will not be able to exhibit/show in the Maine Angus division, but are still eligible to show as MaineTainers. • If an animal is registered Maine Angus, but is found to not meet the color requirements, they will be reverted to a MaineTainer registration.
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NEW MEMBERS: All new members must choose a program when submitting a new membership. The two programs that are offered are MAPP and Breeders Choice. More information on these two programs is available by visiting maine-anjou.org and clicking on “Member Services” “MAPP Agreement.” If a membership is submitted without choosing a program, the new member will be placed in the Breeders Choice program.
MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNTS It is the AMAA policy to only share account information with those authorized on an active account, no matter the age of the account holder. The account holder must provide written permission to add a person(s) to their account to transfer and register on their behalf. Anyone that is not authorized on an account will not be provided passwords or invoice information no matter the age or relation to the account holder. The account holder is the only one that can call or e-mail the AMAA directly to remove or add any person(s) to/ from their account. Any authorized person on the account can register, transfer, obtain or change passwords once they are on the account. 2020 DUES If you have not paid your 2020 dues please do so as soon as possible. Dues run from January 1 to December 31 of each year no matter when you pay them. Active adult accounts will receive the Voice magazine as long as dues are current. You may pay your dues by logging into your online account. MARCH/APRIL 2020
HELPFUL TIPS WHEN REGISTERING: To avoid delays in your registration work during our busy season follow the tips below. Double check that all blanks and information are correct and complete before mailing or submitting online. Things most commonly missed are: o Missing herd prefix and herd ID o Birthdates o Date of sale o Name of animal o Payment Make sure the person that is registering the animal owns the dam with the exception of ET calves. If an ET calf, make sure the donor dam has DNA verified and has been PHA & TH tested with the results on file. If you are checking on testing work please e-mail Paige at firstname.lastname@example.org. When calling or e-mailing please have the name and breeder number of the person submitting the work. When registering annual active dams for performance only animals please submit them online if you have the capabilities. This will help the registrar processing tremendously. We appreciate you and your business and want to make sure that the registration process runs as smooth as possible. Thank you in advance for your extra time in making sure all work is correct, complete and received in a timely manner.
REGISTRATIONS: Please dispose of any old registration and self-billing worksheets. The AMAA will no longer offer a 10% online discount for
registration work that is completed through Digital Beef. The AMAA will assess a $5 fee for any registration work received by fax, e-mail or by mail. To avoid this fee, please log into your online Digital Beef account to complete all registration work. New forms can be downloaded from our main webpage under Digital Beef/ Registrations – Printable Forms. If you need assistance logging into your online account please contact us at email@example.com. If work is faxed or e-mailed it is the responsibility of the breeder to give us a follow up phone call to make sure that the work is legible and to cover all fees. BLOCK REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS: Want to save on registration costs? Consider pre-paying for a block of registrations. The cost savings are as follows: • 15 head - 12% • 25 head - 15% • 50 head - 20% • 75 head - 25% • 100 head - 30% Blocks may only be used on animals under 13 months of age and may not be used on steers or foundation animals. Blocks will only be valid from January 1 - December 31 of each year. Any unused block registration numbers will expire. If you are interested in learning more about block purchases, please contact us at 816-431-9950. MAPP ENROLLMENT MAPP inventories were due December 15, 2019. An invoice was mailed to all MAPP participants
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who did not return inventories by the deadline. These invoices will not be adjusted and will be expected to be paid in full within 60 days from the date of the invoice. Any unpaid balances after the 60 days will be removed from MAPP and will require a $50 reactivation fee and back fees to re-enter the herd program. FOUNDATION ANIMALS: Non-registered bulls and females must be entered as a foundation animal prior to progeny being registered. All current “P” (performance only) cattle will be grand-fathered into the program. If the sire is an AI sire and registered at another breed association, the pedigree and testing must be on file with the AMAA. The charge to add a sire pedigree will be a onetime charge of $40. If the AMAA finds that the pedigree has already been paid for by another breeder, the $40 charge will not be applied. Dams registered at another breed association may also be added for a one-time charge of $25. See the new self-billing sheet for foundation fees.
ONLINE TRANSFERS: When transferring an animal online make sure there is not a member number already created for the buyer. Creating more than one number for an individual creates registration problems later. If you find the buyer in the system at a different address please notify the buyer first to confirm the address and then notify the AMAA office to update the account. It is always a good idea to always search for the buyer using the search tool before doing the work, that way if they have a different address
it is caught before entering the registration and transfer. When creating a new profile for a buyer please make sure to never give a junior a farm name. Please enter the junior’s name on the farm line and also as the contact. RUSH ORDERS: If you are selling an animal, we ask that you register and transfer the animal in a timely manner to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers they are purchasing from a reputable business person. Rushes will be done in the order received; a rush fee is currently $50 (covers eight head). No work will be released until payment is complete. Rush work is processed ahead of the regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail within one to two business days. We will do our best to complete rush work that is received in our office by 2 p.m. (Monday – Friday). There is no same-day turnaround. If requiring a registration number only, it will still be considered a rush as we still have to process the work to obtain the number. DNA, TH AND PHA REQUIREMENTS: Prior to registering any ET calves, all donor dams (including commercial or non-registered dams) must have DNA, TH and PHA on file in our office. Also, all AI sires are required to have the same on file. Therefore, our office will hold any ET registrations submitted out of dams without testing on file as well as all registrations out of AI sires that do not have complete testing on file.
If the donor dam is deceased and not tested, we do require that the ET(s) have the tests done, in the absence of the donor’s records. The DNA, TH and PHA testing can be done at GeneSeek. A submission form is found on our Web site, maineanjou.org. Samples must be on a hair card, blood card or TSU in order to be submitted. Sampling supplies can be ordered on our website under the Genetics/Testing tab. Animals must be in the AMAA herd book before testing can be requested. Please note that testing takes approximately 3-4 weeks from the time the sample arrives at the lab. We would like to start sending the test results by e-mail only, please make sure we have an up-to-date e-mail address for you, if applicable. BULL CALF REGISTRATION: If registering a bull calf born after Jan. 1, 2014, it must be TH/PHA free by parentage or have testing completed prior to registering and on file with the AMAA. Carriers will no longer be registered, but may be entered as a foundation animal. All progeny out of a Foundation carrier bull needs to be tested free of that defect prior to registration. If registrations are submitted before testing has been completed, the animal will not be registered. Instead the animal will be given a performance number at a nonrefundable penalty charge of $10. Once the animal has been tested the registration may be completed at the regular rate. Please plan accordingly as testing can take up to three or four weeks.
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MAINE ANGUS PAPERS: If you wish to obtain a Maine Angus registration select the MA/ Angus box when registering online. You will receive an error that AMAA staff must check the testing and percentage requirements, please make sure to validate your entry to save it so that AMAA staff can check the entry. If you submit a registration on paper, please put Maine Angus in the comment section of the application. If the animal does not qualify as a Maine Angus it will be recoded as a MaineTainer. A Maine Angus paper will be blue in color, have Maine Angus under the Maine logo, and will have MaineTainer across the center of the paper. The animal can be shown as a MaineTainer if there is not a Maine Angus division at the show.
MAINE/ANGUS REQUIREMENTS • Maine Angus refers to cattle with the following characteristics: • The animal will have between 3/8 Maine-Anjou to 5/8 Maine- Anjou blood and have between 3/8 registered Angus to 5/8registered Angus and/or registered Red Angus blood. • The standard is both parents must be registered at the AMAA, American Angus Association (AAA) or Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) will provide validated lineage. • Qualifying cattle can have no more than 1/8 of non-registered blood or other breeds. • A registered Maine Angus bull must be proven free of genetic defects PHA and TH. Depending
on the Maine Angus bull’s genetic makeup, the individual must also be proven free of known Angus lethal genetic defects (Ex. AM, NH and CA) and/or known lethal Red Angus genetic defects (Ex. AM, NH, CA and OS) whether determined by pedigree or test. • A registered Maine Angus female must be proven free of PHA and TH, whether identified by pedigree or test.
MAINE ANGUS COLOR REQUIREMENTS: • All qualifying individuals will be predominately solid black or red in color. White markings are only allowed on the underline and switch of the tail. • Starting Jan. 1, 2019 all animals that have qualified and registered as Maine Angus prior to Jan. 1, 2019 will retain their Maine Angus papers but will not be able to exhibit/show in the Maine Angus division, however, these animals are eligible to show as MaineTainers. OTHER AMAA UPDATES: Please make sure to update any change in address, phone numbers or e-mails with the AMAA by e-mailing us at maine@amaapc. com, or by logging into your online account. If you have a credit card on file and have received a new card, please make sure to call us to replace the new card on file. Credit cards are not automically saved when paying online.
MAINE-ANJOU CATTLE FOR SALE: Looking for cattle to purchase or consign? Do not forget to check out our consignment sale list located at the top of the Digital Beef Cattle search screen called “Maine-Anjou Cattle for Sale”. Active breeders may use this tool at any time to consign animals as long as you have a login for Digital Beef. NATIONAL SHOWS Anyone showing in a junior or open class at the national level must be an active member with the AMAA or American Maine-Anjou Junior Association (AJMAA). Junior members exhibiting at these shows must be the sole owner of the animal they are showing. OBITUARIES LUCILLE SZESTERNIAK FEB. 12, 1952 - DEC. 29, 2019 Lucille “Lucy“ Szesterniak, 67 of Berlin passed away on Sunday December 29, 2019 at the ThedaCare Regional Medical Center, Neenah with loved ones by her side and in prayer. Lucy was born on February 12, 1952 in the City of Berlin, Green Lake County Wisconsin to Edward and Lillian (Hieland) Disterhaft. She attended Berlin High School and was a member at All Saints Catholic Church of Berlin. Lucy loved crocheting and macramé. When she wasn’t busy creating crafts, she enjoyed playing with her cat, and observing airplanes at EAA in Oshkosh. Lucy also enjoyed gardening and spending time with her daughter. She is survived by her daughter
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Anissa (Kevin) Schenning of Brandon; three sisters, Sr. Rosalie of Milwaukee, Madeline (Ron) Klingbeil, and Monica Disterhaft, all of Berlin; two brothers, Stanish (Diane) Disterhaft and Ralph Disterhaft, both of Berlin. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends, and her beloved cat Bobber. She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Lillian Disterhaft, a sister Charlotte Bleskey, and brother in law James Bleskey. Lucille is the mother of AMAA member Annissa Schenning, Orchard Acres, Brandon, Wis.
DAVID LAWRENCE GILGER DEC. 18, 1937 - FEB. 19, 2020 David Lawrence Gilger was born on December 18, 1937 in Brownwood, Texas to Lucille and L.L. “Toot” Gilger and passed away on Wednesday, February, 19, 2020 at his home in San Saba, Texas surrounded by his loving family and friends. The last few years David had struggled in life but never lost his faith or his positive attitude. He was a real inspiration for all of us. David graduated from Brownwood High School and continued his education at Howard Payne University where he met the love of his life, Barbara Owen of San Saba, Texas. They were married on June 18, 1960 at the First United Methodist Church in San Saba. David was a standout football player at Brownwood High School and continued the sport at Howard Payne University where he was Co-Captain of the football team and was greatly respected by his teammates and coaches. David received All-Lone Star Conference and Dallas Morning
News All Texas College Team honors. Therefore, it was only fitting that years later in 2007 he was inducted into the Howard Payne University Sports Hall of Fame. David and Barbara have been the most dedicated fans of sports in San Saba attending almost all events. Even after he was in his wheelchair, he was determined to be there for the Dillos. He was awarded as an Honorary Alumni by the San Saba Alumni by the San Saba Alumni Association. He served several years on the San Saba Independent School Board and was a member of the First United Methodist Church. David and Barbara started their livestock business immediately after their marriage and had a long successful business. David partnered G&F Cattle Company with his longtime friend Calvin Fryar of Brownwood.In 1974 while charter members of the American Maine-Anjou Association of Texas, they were instrumental in bringing the first pureblood MaineAnjou to Texas from England (two bulls and three heifers). David Gilger put new meaning to the word honorable. Truly, his handshake, you could take to the bank. He had a large nucleus of friends that loved and adored him and he has literally taken care of all of them, whether on vacation on the ski slopes or just through the hard valleys of life. To us, he is a Legend! David is survived by his beautiful wife of 59 years, Barbara, their children; Troy and wife Mary Gilger; Kelly and her husband John Reavis; grandchildren; Kolby Reavis, Johna Reavis and husband Dustin Morgan, Morgan Gilger and wife Mahaila, Ember Grant and husband Tim,
Taylor Claiborne and husband Jason; great – grandchildren; Aveigh Lynn Gilger, Fallon Jo, Gabree, Sailor and Delaney; sister Wynee Lou Ferguson and husband Wayne; brother John Robert Gilger and wife Susan; numerous nieces and nephews and long time business partner, Calvin Fryar David was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in –law, Clyde Worth Ware and mother-in-law, Anita Owen.
MAINE-ANJOU AMERICAN MAINE-ANJOU ASSOCIATION STAFF
2020 BOARD OF DIRECTOR LISTING REGION 1 Michael Cramer 2282 State Route 309, Ada, OH 45810 M: (979) 251-1560 firstname.lastname@example.org
REGION 3 Jirl Buck 18478 Cattle Dr., Madill, OK 73446 M: (580) 795-4865 email@example.com
Executive Vice President Blake Nelson Blake@amaapc.com
Andy Jones 1729 Van Gundy Rd., Chapin, IL 62628 M: (815) 228-7820 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Director of Commercial Developement Joshua Cribbs Josh@amaapc.com
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Eric Walker 14845 Walker Rd., Prairie Grove, AR 72753 M: (479) 601-3567 firstname.lastname@example.org
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DNA Coordinator & Media Specialist Paige Jones Paige@amaapc.com Office Assistant & MAPP Donna Grame Donna@amaapc.com Office Assistant Denise Bent Denise@amaapc.com Office Assistant Rhonda Boddicker Rhonda@amaapc.com
Voice Editor/Director of Shows, Communications & Youth Lindsey Broek, Lindsey@amaapc.com
REGION 2 Beau Ebersole - Director At-Large 1935 280th Ave., Kellerton, IA 50133 M: (515) 971-8461 firstname.lastname@example.org DJ Folkerts 463 30th Ave., Jasper, MN 56144 M: (507) 348-4919 email@example.com Landon Nagel - President 41209 SD Hwy. 37, Springfield, SD 57062 M: (605) 464-1197 firstname.lastname@example.org Cali Oâ€™Hara P.O. Box 991, Fort Benton, MT 59442 M: (406) 734-5252 Ohara@3rivers.net
Brian Fox - 1st Vice President 3574 County Road 22, Fort Morgan, CO 80701 M: (970) 313-7224 Brian.email@example.com Leon Matlock - 2nd Vice President 25118 C.R. 1380, Anadarko, OK 73005 M: (405) 222-7979 firstname.lastname@example.org AT-LARGE Mark Beauprez 11780 Mimosa Rd., Byers, CO 80103 M: (303) 822-9260 email@example.com Wyatt DeJong - Secretary/Treasurer 16600 W. Burmood Rd., Wood River, NE 68883 M: (605) 842-5683 Dejongranch.firstname.lastname@example.org Jim Opperman 10493 290th St.. Manning, IA 51455-8604 M: (712) 210-6013 Opperman@mmctsu.com
MAINE-ANJOU Junior Update
TEJLOR STROPE REGION 2 DIRECTOR, NEBRASKA
Hi all!! Many great things have been happening with the American Junior MaineAnjou Association (AJMAA), and we have a ton of exciting things coming up! First of all, I am Tejlor Strope, your Region 2 Director. I grew up in O’Neill, Neb., showing mainly Shorthorn cattle. It wasn’t until later I discovered my true love for the Maine-Anjou breed. It has been amazing getting to know all of the youth and breeders, and I am a true believer in this breed. Currently, I attend the University of Nebraska – Lincoln for Agriculture Education and will graduate in May 2020. My parents are Boyd and MaLaine Strope, and I have a 15-year-old brother Berren, who shares my passion for the Maine-Anjou breed. We have a small herd of Maine-Anjou and Shorthorn cattle and plan to continue to show at state and national shows. Although some of us are still recovering from Denver, it was a great one for Maine-
Anjou breeders and exhibitors. The show on the hill hit a high for entries and quality, and the Pen show was full of quality cattle once again. The cattle were great this year, but the people and exhibitors were even better. Thank you to all of the supporters who attended the Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale on Saturday. We look forward to seeing you at Junior Nationals this Summer in Lima, Ohio June 28th to July 4th. What am I most excited to tell you about? We are officially bringing back the National Youth Leadership Conference (NYLC). This isn’t going to be your normal youth conference. NYLC will offer a range of leadership, industry, and of course some very special evening events you won’t want to miss. This year, it will be held in Kansas City, Mo., and is available to ages 14-22, May 31st through June 3rd. We are eager to see you there!
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2020 AJMAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS President - Dalton Line, Illinois Vice President - Kaleb Miller, Iowa Secretary/Treasurer Adelyda Ebersole, Iowa REGION 1 Whitney Walker, Arkansas Dalton Line, Illinois REGION 2 Kaleb Miller, Iowa Tejlor Strope, Nebraska REGION 3 Cameron Luedtke, Texas Blakelee Hayes, Oklahoma AT-LARGE Madison Loschke, Kansas Adelyda Ebersole, Iowa Cade Van Vliet, Iowa Cade Austin, Wisconsin Cassidy Barker, Missouri
QUEEN Mattison Beattie, Nebraska PRINCESS Emma Yochum, Ohio Jacie Wolfinger, Nebraska AMAA YOUTH COMMITTEE Jirl Buck, Oklahoma Brian Fox, Colorado Cliff Randall, Louisiana Andy Jones, Illinois
MAINE-ANJOU Rules & Regulations
All bulls born after January 1, 2014 must be TH and PHA free by test or pedigree in order to register. If a bull is found to be a carrier, he can register as a foundation or performance bull only, but all progeny will have to test free of that defect in order to register. Foundation bulls will carry their Maine-Anjou percentage to their offspring. All AI sires, regardless of breed and/or commercial, must have DNA, TH and PHA on file prior to registering any progeny. Maine Angus bulls must be TH and PHA free as well as AM, NH and CA free for black Angus and AM, NH, CA and OS free for Red Angus
FEMALES • • •
Carrier heifers out of carrier bulls born after January 1, 2014 can only be registered as foundation or performance only. Foundation carriers will carry their Maine-Anjou percentage to their offspring, but their offsprings must test free of that defect. All donor dams must have DNA, TH and PHA on file prior to registering their ET calves. If a donor is dead before a sample was procured, you must DNA, TH and PHA test all ET calves in order to register them. Maine Angus heifers must be TH and PHA free.
TEST AND PRICING 2020 Updates
GGP Bovine 150K
GGP Bovine 50K
GGP 50K Conditions Panel #1 (AM, NH, PHA, TH, DD, OS)
GGP 50K Conditions Panel #2 (CA, NH, PHA, TH, DD, OS)
GGP 50K Conditions Panel #3 (CA, AM, NH, PHA, TH, DD, OS)
SNP Parentage (SeekSire Test)
STR Parentage (SIMPT)
PHA & TH
NEW IN 2020 DNA Process
The only acceptable samples are hair cards, blood cards and TSUs. They must be uniquely barcoded. If you need to order sampling supplies, you can visit the Neogen website or contact Paige Jones at paige@ amaapc.com. The AMAA testing process is as follows: 1. Any animal being tested must have a number created within Digital Beef. Bulls and suspect heifers will have a performance number. AI sires and donor dams must be registered, have their foreign pedigree added or have a commercial number created to order testing. 2. After logging into Digital Beef and viewing your herd, find the animal that needs testing and check the box for DNA. If you have more than one animal to test, be sure to check the box for all the animals that need testing.
3. On the left side of the screen, select DNA. All of the animals you selected in the previous step should appear in this list. 4. For each animal, select the reason for testing. 5. The ONLY acceptable samples are hair cards, blood cards or TSUs. You will enter the unique barcode on the sample card or TSU in the designated box. 6. Select the sample type. 7. Next, select the tests you would like to order. 8. If you are testing for parent verification, you can enter the alternative sireâ€™s registration number in the designated box. 9. Please leave any notes you would like the AMAA DNA department or Neogen to be aware of. 10. After clicking save, your DNA test request will be sent to the AMAA and a PDF will be created for you to print and mail with your samples. Your account will show the balance due for the testing. Please pay this balance as soon as possible as we do not send testing results until we receive payment. Samples are to be mailed to: Neogen Genomics, Attn: Maine-Anjou Samples, 4131 North 48th St., Lincoln, NE 68504-1408. MARCH/APRIL 2020
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FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW
GRAND CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU BULL CCMM FULL TILT 803F CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING BULL SIRE: DUAL THREAT 305A APRIL 28, 2018 EXHIBITED BY COPELAND & SONS LLC, NARA VISA, N.M. & GRISWOLD CATTLE CO., STILLWATER, OKLA.
RES. CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU BULL JCC GONZO 413G CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF SIRE: BOE GARTH MARCH 3, 2019 EXHIBITED BY JONES CATTLE CO., CHAPIN, ILL.
GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER BULL NFLL 101F CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING BULL SIRE: BUSHS UNBELIEVABLE 423 APRIL 20, 2018 EXHIBITED BY NORTH FORK LAND & LIVESTOCK, AUGUSTA, MONT. & GRISWOLD CATTLE CO., STILLWATER, OKLA.
RES. CHAMPION MAINETAINER BULL BARKERâ€™S MR HIGHWAY MAN CHAMPION JUNIOR BULL CALF SIRE: BBR CAIN 530C JAN. 6, 2019 EXHIBITED BY CASSIDY BARKER, KEARNEY, MO.
JUDGE: BRENT MURPHY, MISSOURI
GRAND CHAMPION FULLBLOOD BULL FCF GENESIS 7200E SIRE: FCF RED HAWK 141B NOV. 7, 2017 EXHIBITED BY FANCY CREEK FARM, SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
RES. CHAMPION FULLBLOOD BULL FCF RED DOMINION 94G SIRE: FCF RED HAWK 141B MARCH 2, 2019 EXHIBITED BY FANCY CREEK FARM, SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
GRAND CHAMPION FULLBLOOD FEMALE DOXA MISS 57F SIRE: JUSTIN MAY 24, 2018 EXHIBITED BY ACE MCHATTON, MADILL, OKLA.
RES. CHAMPION FULLBLOOD FEMALE FCF MISS DEVASTATION 93G SIRE: FCF RED HAWK 141B MAY 2, 2019 EXHIBITED BY TYLER LOUDON, CRESTON, IOWA
BREEDERS GROUP- GET-OF-SIRE - BEST FOUR HEAD EXHIBITED BY TYLER LOUDON, CRESTON, IOWA
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GRAND CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE MISS HIDDEN GEM 899F ET CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING SIRE: BOE EPIC MAY 15, 2018 EXHIBITED BY SARA SULLIVAN, DUNLAP, IOWA
RES. CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU FEMALE BK FRIZZLE FRAZZLE 8009F CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF SIRE: BK DYNASTY D43 NOV. 1, 2018 EXHIBITED BY SAMANTHA SCHRAG, MARION, S.D.
GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE JABR GWEN 98G CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - Div. 1 SIRE: SILVEIRAS STYLE 9303 JUNE 2, 2019 EXHIBITED BY TYSON FOX, FORT MORGAN, COLO.
RES. CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE WSCC ALI 33G ET CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2 SIRE: BPF 50 FEB. 25, 2019 EXHIBITED BY CASSIDY BARKER, KEARNEY, MO.
CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 1
RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 1
CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2
SIRE: DADDYâ€™S MONEY 55Z APRIL 12, 2019 EXHIBITED BY JONES CATTLE CO., CHAPIN, ILL.
SIRE: BNWZ DATABANK 1311C ET MAY 6, 2019 EXHIBITED BY TYSON FOX, FORT MORGAN, COLO.
SIRE: BOE EPIC JAN. 13, 2019 EXHIBITED BY MOORE CATTLE CO., MADILL, OKLA.
RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2
RES. CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF
RES. CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING
SIRE: BOE EPIC FEB. 10, 2019 EXHIBITED BY MADDISON GRIFFIN, KIOWA, OKLA.
SIRE: BPF BEASTIE BOY 42C OCT. 10, 2018 EXHIBITED BY PAISLEY AMOS, GENTRY, ARK.
SIRE: BNWZ DATA BANK 1311C MAY 20, 2018 EXHIBITED BY JONES CATTLE CO., CHAPIN, ILL.
CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING FEMALE
RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING FEMALE
SIRE: ALL THAT MATTERS MARCH 30, 2018 EXHIBITED BY KYA RHODES, ADA, OKLA.
SIRE: MORE BOURBON STREET FEB. 2, 2018 EXHIBITED BY JAYCEE LITTLE, BELLS, TEXAS
BBR GIANNA 788G ET
BKMT GOT GAME 908G ET
TFRK VIXEN 805F ET
BBR GRETA 1215G ET
WSCC YOHO 173F ET
CMCC MISS EPIC 2018 900G ET
JCC MISS BOOTS 811F
TTTS MISS 15F
PREMIER BREEDER & EXHIBITOR EXHIBITED BY FANCY CREEK FARM, SPRINGFIELD, ILL.
FORT WORTH STOCK SHOW Divisions MAINETAINER
No Photo RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 1 MINN CINDERELLA 901G ET
RES. CHAMPION JUNIOR HEIFER CALF - DIV. 2 VJM GLADYS 77G
SIRE: SILVEIRAS STYLE 9303 SIRE: VJM ZUES 64A MAY 14, 2019 FEB. 25, 2019 EXHIBITED BY ENCORE CATTLE & GENETICS, ROSENBERG, TEXAS EXHIBITED BY VINOKA MORRIS FARMS, PETERSBURG, TEXAS
CHAMPION SENIOR HEIFER CALF PSC MISS TAMMY 19F ET
SIRE: EXAR CLASSEN 1422B NOV. 9, 2018 EXHIBITED BY SARA RIMPEL, ATHENS, TEXAS
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CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING FEMALE
RES. CHAMPION SUMMER YEARLING FEMALE
SIRE: BBR RUMOR MILL SEPT. 4, 2018 EXHIBITED BY EMMA HAYNES, OVID, COLO.
SIRE: JAYM MISS HYBRID 101D MAY 20, 2018 EXHIBITED BY BRET PEMBROOK, FAIRVIEW, OKLA.
SIRE: GOET I-80 MAY 3, 2018 EXHIBITED BY HUNTER PERRIER, BARTLESVILLE, OKLA.
CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING FEMALE
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CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING FEMALE
SIRE: NMR MATERNAL MADE MARCH 15, 2018 EXHIBITED BY TY GOSS, LEEDEY, OKLA.
SIRE: PLUM CREEK PARADOX APRIL 10, 2018 EXHIBITED BY LANEY OSBON, WESLEY, ARK.
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KJNS MISS WILLOW 9F
GCC HOPE FLOATS 524F
PCC ANNISTON 215F
WSCC YOHO 109F ET
FABULOUS FAY ET
DC ENT ESSENTIAL 7001
No Photo RES. CHAMPION SENIOR YEARLING FEMALE 4MCC SASHA
SIRE: GOET I-80 NOV. 12, 2017 EXHIBITED BY GRACIE MOORE, LAMPASAS, TEXAS
Judge: Jason Duggin, Georgia
GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR FEMALE
RES. GRAND CHAMPION JUNIOR YEARLING
SIRE: GOET I-80 MARCH 7, 2018 EXHIBITED BY SARA RIMPEL, ATHENS, TEXAS
SIRE: BOE GARTH MAY 1, 2018 EXHIBITED BY CASH MILLER, CANYON, TEXAS
JMG MISS SCARLETT 826F
BRNY FAIRYTALE 87F
AI SIRE SELECTION... A VERY IMPORTANT DECISION by Jake Scott, Krebs Ranch, Gordon, Neb.
AI sire selection is without question one of the most important decisions a breeder will make over the course of a year. Sire selection directly impacts the value of your next calf crop, and continues to influence your cowherd for years to come via the replacement females kept from the chosen sires. With so much riding on that decision, AI sire selection has become a full-time, year round job at Krebs Ranch. Countless hours and numerous miles are devoted MARCH/APRIL 2020
to researching, evaluating and identifying new genetics that can be added to their program. Krebs views the process as an investment rather than an expense which, when done correctly, will pay dividends for them and for their customers. Krebs determines the value of an AI sire by evaluating three key areas. The first is visual appraisal or phenotype. The Krebs program is built on a foundation of genetics with superior eye appeal
and quality. Bull selection begins with choosing sires that will continue that tradition. However, the importance of correct phenotype goes far beyond good looks. Correct phenotype is vital to the functionality and profitability of the cattle they produce. The bulls they market often work in breeding pastures that are a section or larger in size, so, structural correctness in an absolute necessity. If a bullâ€™s feet and leg structure limits his
ability to travel and service cows in this environment, nothing else really matters. Fertility is equally important, so testicle size and shape is also a large component of the phenotype equation. Once the standards of structure and fertility are met, Krebs’ selects bulls with superior growth performance, muscle thickness and body volume. They expect sires to be fault free in their design and correct in their pattern with an added look of style and class. This emphasis on eye appeal benefits their customers as the vast majority of them market sell their calves by live auction or video…where buyers make their decisions based on visual appraisal. Cattle with more length, thickness, and good ol’ fashion eye appeal stick out from the crowd and create competitive bidding among buyers. The second criteria considered is the sire’s pedigree. Outcross genetics are a must at Krebs Ranch. They mate large groups of cows to a comparatively small number of AI sires. For example, once an AI sire is identified, 50-75 cows will be mated to the sire. Limiting the overall number of AI sires used in a given year creates an increase in the uniformity and consistency of the resulting calf crop while giving their customers large sire groups of ½ brothers to choose from in their bull sales. Just as importantly, having large groups of ½ sisters in the cowherd creates an increase in the consistency and predictability of production they receive from their females. And since Krebs Ranch isn’t a proponent of inbreeding or linebreeding, this philosophy, demands an annual influx of outcross genetics that are unique and different from those already at work in the program. This strategy utilizes the newest AI sires of the breed which provides the Krebs program with the most current bloodlines available and delivers the genetic diversity they’re seeking. The use of outcross sires is also an excellent risk management tool that prevents any unknown recessive genetic defects from unintentionally appearing. The third criteria evaluated is EPDs. The EPD profile of an AI sire is valuable to Krebs Ranch in two ways. It first gives them a reasonable prediction of what to expect in terms of calving ease, growth performance, fertility and potential carcass
value. With EPDs, the more data that’s available within a respective breed, the more useful and accurate EPDs become in predicting results. While it’s never perfect, it’s still a great tool that helps registered and commercial producers alike take some of the guess work out of sire selection and gives breeders the ability to make informed decisions. EPDs also help in the marketing of cattle at Krebs Ranch. While they’re not a “numbers only” program, they are very proud that the EPD data on their cattle rank in the very top of the entire Angus breed. While they have some customers who place heavy emphasis on EPDs when making purchases, for most, EPDs are simply a set of credentials that they want to see in the cattle. It’s a means of validation that sets our customer’s minds at ease and gives them greater confidence in their purchase. They tend to look at EPDs in broad, general terms and want to see that our cattle are consistently ranking at the top of the breed. Having superior EPDs definitely helps to attract a larger base of customers who are willing to pay a premium for cattle that have superior data. But cattle that combine superior EPDs with superior phenotype are without a doubt the most valuable and most sought after cattle they produce. Another topic that merits discussion is the selection of AI sires is the use of younger “unproven” sires verses older more “proven” sires. Krebs Ranch believes that there is a place for both. In their registered cow herd, they strongly believe in using young sires. For Krebs, the rewards far outweigh any risks. In the Angus world, a large number of producers are using the exact same AI sires. While many of the sires are considered “proven”, their influence has flooded the breed with large numbers of cattle with nearly identical pedigrees. Over time, this practice narrows a breeds gene pool and reduces the amount of genetic diversity available to other breeders. It becomes difficult to find an AI sire that is bred differently than what you already have in your herd. Krebs believes it’s better to be on the front end of a new line of genetics, so, they push the envelope to identify and use new cutting edge sires with the goal of being the first to come to market
with the next generation of genetics. This is a strategy that has served them well, as three of their last four bull sales have been topped by sons of “unproven sires”. Those sons sold for $55,000, $50,000 and $120,000. However, when it comes to selling semen for use in commercial herds, Krebs in fact encourages the use of their proven AI sires. For example, if a customer has 100 heifers to AI, our program prefers they use a sire that has already been proven in their registered herd… so that there are no surprises. Krebs believes it is the job of the seedstock producers, like them, to take any risk’s involved in proving the strengths of a young bull. Once they have proven those genetics in their own herd, they can then accurately recommend those genetics in their customers herds. In short, AI sire selection is a serious decision that should be done with discipline, research and careful thought. Using a balanced selection method that includes visual appraisal, genetics and EPDs will ensure you’re choosing bulls that will add quality and value to your cattle, your customer’s cattle, and to the genepool of your entire breed. Krebs Ranch is a purebred Angus ranch located in the Sandhills of Nebraska. They sell 400 bulls through their annual bull sale. Krebs Ranch markets semen on 15 Angus AI sires to both registered and commercial ranches. They use AI extensively in their fall and spring calving programs. 75% of the semen used comes from bulls owned within the Krebs program and 25% of the semen is purchased from bulls owned by fellow breeders and AI studs. Jake Scott leads the ranches marketing efforts and describes the method they use in selecting new AI sires.
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Our Sire Lineup
MANITOU’S YUKON - Reg. #430204 • Fullblood Better than Cunia, and I saw Cunia!
MANITOU’S CHIANTI - Reg. #489709 • Fullblood Our next Yukon!
For Sale 3/4 MAINE ANGUS OUTCROSS A Yukon son out of a Maine Angus cow, loaded up with pathfinders. Going on our Angus and black cows this spring. Just froze 15 full sib embryos.
MMA DARC DAKOTA
20 month old, mostly solid, very correct Fullblood bull with lots of bone & growth.
Purebred outcross black bull that will work on clubby bred cows.
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BEAUPREZ BLUEPRINT LAND & CATTLE
Mark, Lisa, Nick & Megan Byers, CO Mark (303) 378-0718 Nick (303) 880-7827
Marty, Teresa, Cade & Chloe Otley, Iowa Marty (641) 780-0631 Cade (641) 780-5850
FREEDOM Freedom gives you a fresh purebred pedigree, while answering the call for increased frame size, massive bone and feet, along with unmatched athleticism and flexibility!
Sire: MINN LIVE ACTION - Dam: BSC AALEYAH 74A Reg. # 500972 • 11/10/2018 • Polled • Black • 78 BW Semen Availble thru Owners • $50/unit Raised by Braun Show Cattle, Northwood, Iowa
Ohio Beef Expo Maine-Anjou Sale Wilson Family ‘The Maine Bull Sale Buck Cattle Co., Spring Edition XXIV Willow Springs Cattle Co., Online Sale Griswold Cattle Co., Grass to Grid Junior National Entry Deadline AJMAA National Youth Leadership Conf. National Junior Heifer Show Ohio State Fair Indiana State Fair Illinois State Fair Iowa State Fair Missouri State Fair Colorado State Fair Nebraska State Fair South Dakota State Fair Oklahoma State Fair Tulsa State Fair
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INDEX OF ADVERTISERS
Beauprez Land & Cattle 1, 44, 63 Bessler, James 45 Blind Badger Ranch IBC 60 Blueprint Cattle Company Bonham, Steve 45 Buck Cattle Company 6, 7 Caffee Ranch 64 Cattle Visions 5 Davis, Sabetha 56 Denison Acres 44 Eastview Maines 44, 62 35 EDJE Technologies Greer, Sid 45 3 Griswold Cattle Company Halbach Cattle 59 Jones Show Cattle 13 Kreis, Ron 45 Loder Cattle Co. 44 McElroy, H.W. 4 Meyer, Don 57 Morton Farms 10, 11 44, 56 O’Hara Land & Cattle 14, 15 Ohio Maine-Anjou Sale Randall, Cliff 44 Redgate Cattle Co. 44 Sarginson, Chris 44 Schrag 605 63 Secondino, Jami 45 Sheridan, Bill 45 Sure Champ 55 Trans Ova Genetics 58 9, 44 Truline Maines Walton, Darby 45 Wendt, Kevin 45 BC Willow Springs Cattle Co. Wilson, Shawn 44
email@example.com MARCH/APRIL 2020
A NEW CALVING EASE PUREBRED BULL
Act BW: 76# REA: 15.23 Semen: $25
Liked by many in the Yards!
Maines MARCH/APRIL 2020
Eastview Maines Jasper, MN | 507-215-1909 www.eastviewmaines.com
Reg # 494792 DOB: 4-2-18 Sire: HAA Wisdom Dam: GCC NFLL Newdreams 725T BW: 2.0 WW 46 YW 57 MK 16
MD Partnership Luverne, MN | 507-220-3381
Semen Order Contact Cory Thomsen 605.730-2397
NAGEL CATTLE COMPANY
31164 ERS Rd - Springfield, South Dakota 57062 Blane 605.464.1187 - Landon 605.464.1197 nagelcattle.com
CORY, MELISSA, SAMANTHA & JAXON SCHRAG
27664 444th Ave - Marion, South Dakota 57043 Cory 605.941.5241 - Melissa 605.941.3546 Cory Thomsen 605.730-2397 - firstname.lastname@example.org schrag605.com - breeding your success
His name says it all, Fame. Fame was the crowd favorite and high seller at Denver and interest hasnâ€™t let up since. Great cattlemen across the country have expressed how he has all the power you expect from his genetic makeup, but has that extra flexibility and soft structure. An added bonus is his stop you in your tracks front end that is sure to stamp out impressive show heifers. He is already slated to be flushed to some breed greats, so get on the semen list early!
BEAUPREZ LAND & CATTLE
MARK, LISA, NICK & MEGAN BEAUPREZ
Byers, Colorado Mark 303-378-0718 - Nick 303-880-7827
BLIND BADGER RANCH OWNERS: BUD GAMEL & JIM, TAYLOR AND TORI HETT 3584 ROAD 22, FORT MORGAN, CO. JIM: 303-435-1271 RANCH MANAGER: BRIAN FOX 970-313-7224 FARM MANAGER: MIKE HANSEN 970-768-2992
The Bulls of Ranch r e g d a B d n i l B
LIVE ACTIONX BENZ X HABANERO PB MAINE-ANJOU • REG. #498989 OWNED WITH HALBACH & WIES
DADDY’S MONEYX CLASSEN X PIN UP GAL 3/8 MAINE ANGUS • REG. #503004 OWNED WITH SELDOM REST FARMS
DATA BANK X BBBN X2 SOONER X WHIKSEY PB MAINE-ANJOU • REG. #464046 OWNED WITH GRISWOLD & TOLLE
XIKES X59X I-80 X DRAFT PICK 3/4 MAINE ANJOU • REG. #503082 OWNED WITH JONES, GRISWOLD & TOLLE
WSCC, LANE & STECK BARKER
ERIC, LINSAY, MASON, WHITNEY & CATELYN WALKER 14844 WALKER ROAD - PRAIRIE GROVE, ARKANSAS 72753 ONLINE - WWW.WILLOWSPRINGSCATTLE.COM ERIC WALKER - 479-601-3567 CODY GREEN, GENERAL MANAGER - 479-979-5223
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