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The 2012 Sire Issue

March/April 2012


• March/April 2012



March 2012 • Volume 39, No. 5

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2012 National Western Stock Show Results


2012 Ft. Worth Stock Show Results

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Breed Changing Sires…A look at some of the top sires of the breed

Bart Glass & Walco…Larger Than Life

Registrar Jennifer Roach Director of Marketing & Performance Tyler Humphrey Administrative/Membership Services Coordinator Holly Hiebert Member

Around the Ring With…Kelsey & Quin Rutt

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

8 11 18 20 35 42 52 On the Cover:

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

The 2012 Sire Issue Cover illustration by Galen Struve


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Chi Commentary

ACA Board of Directors


Chairman – Rob Sheets

8250 U.S. Hwy 52 W • West Lafayette, IN 47906 Home: (765) 583-4565 At Large • Term expires 2013

Vice Chairman – Dennis Clarahan

by Stan Comer, CEO


uch discussion has taken place since the introduction of Continental breeds to the U.S. some 30-35 years ago to propagate as purebreds and/or to cross with British breeds already established in this country. Some of these breeds were considered maternal breeds while others were labeled terminal breeds. The maternal breeds were seen as the high milking, easy fleshing and fertile breeds with good mothering instincts. The breeds determined to be terminal were the muscular, fast growing, large framed breeds that had higher birth weights and somewhat lower fertility. These were to be used to produce cattle for slaughter and not to retain replacement females for the U.S. cow herd. The Chianina breed has proven to be somewhat unique in that it was labeled as a terminal breed early on because of their tremendous early growth, muscular build and lean red meat production. However, when Chianina were crossed with Angus, this blend proved to be very

maternal as well, producing females with greater reproductive longevity, fertility, udder integrity and calving ease. The fact that Chianina cattle have a unique tenderness gene for a fast growing, lean animal added to the mystique of this optimum blend of Continental and British cattle. Taking these two sets of traits into consideration it becomes logical that the Chianina breed is better described as a paternal breed that sires cattle that are born easily, grow fast and efficiently producing market relevant red meat while producing females that are reproductively efficient, easy to maintain in different environments and have added longevity being productive well into their teens. Oh, and I failed to mention that Chianina influenced cattle have dominated every major steer, all-breed heifer shows and carcass contests across the U.S. over the past 30 years! CHIANINA…THE PATERNAL BREED!

An Auctioneer in the Making

At the recent Guyer Cattle Company The Chosen Few Sale, Cole Lehnert took his turn at auctioning off some lots. Cole is the son of Doc & Misty Lehnert, Woodlawn Farms, Lawrenceburg, Tenn.

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

Secretary – Ken Culp III

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

Treasurer – Don Esch

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

John Higgins

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

Jordan Holt

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

Mark Johnson

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

Art Pittman

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

Ed Miller

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

Bryan Schaefer

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

Val Shields

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

Brad Stoppel

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


March/April 2012 • ACJ

by Tyler Humphrey, Director of Marketing & Performance Programs


e are seeing exciting times in the cattle business right now and those of you who have sold cattle recently can attest to this. Denver was a huge success for the Chianina breed boasting the largest numbers in recent years and a sale that was the talk of Denver. During the Chi sale a full sister to Smilin’ Bob sold half-interest for $26,000 and the balance of the sale was strong as well. We are now moving into our spring sale season and we have lots of events in the next 60 days. If you are in the market for a bull or female make sure you check out our sale schedule and get in touch with one of our many producers. Just a few short days ago the ACA had its inaugural online sale and it seemed to be a huge success. The online sale had roughly 14 genetic lots and grossed about $25,000 with embryo packages averaging nearly $500 per egg. We would love to have feedback on this

event so be sure to let Stan or me know what you thought. It is always fun to hear of success stories so I wanted to let everyone know about a female from the National Sale in Louisville. The 2nd high selling female from Talmo Ranch at $8,250 was purchased by Winegardner Show Cattle and has been campaigned in the very tough Ohio BEST program. Just a few weeks ago this female was 2nd overall in one ring and 3rd overall in another at the Clark County Cattle Battle. The interesting part is that this female is a ChiAngus and has been shown as a cross bred! The national sale will feature more females that win just like that one this coming November! In the coming month I will be at the Tennessee Agribition, Ohio Beef Expo and Michigan Beef Expo so be sure to contact me if you would like to discuss Chianina cattle. Until then, best wishes and safe travels to the shows!

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ACA Ladies Auxiliary

by Jessica Cheesman, Auxiliary President

Greetings from Indiana!


sually when it’s time to write my article for the March issue, it is cold and snowy outside. Not this time!! As I am sitting here, the temperature is in the upper 50’s and the sun is shining! I hope I do not jinx myself when I say, we have had a mild winter and hopefully it stays this way through March. Thank you to those who donated and bought at the Silent Auction in Louisville. I would like to thank all the Ladies who attended the luncheon, we had another great turn out this year. Gifts were exchanged and fun was had by all. The ladies would like to THANK all the juniors who helped sell cookbooks and 50/50 cards to help generate money for the auxiliary. THANKS JUNIORS! Congratulations to Misty Lehnert for receiving the Chi Lady of the Year award. Misty is very busy and active in our breed and is very deserving of this award. Misty and her family own and operate Woodlawn Farms, in Lawrenceburg, Tenn. She and her husband Doc, have two kids, Morgan and Cole. Thank you Misty for what you do for our breed! It’s time to start thinking about the National Junior Heifer Show which will be in Lima, Ohio, June 16-22 along with the Maine-Anjou Association. This will be an opportunity where new friendships begin and memories are made! Calling all high school seniors who are members of the AJCA! The deadline is approaching for the Ladies Auxiliary Scholarship. Do not wait until the last minute to request your application. Contact Sue Comer as soon as possible for more information at 765.874.2228 or The application is also on the ACA website Entry deadline is May 1, 2012. Attention all young ladies ages 16-21! This is your chance to represent our wonderful breed as our National Queen. The queen contest will be held during the National Junior Heifer Show in Lima, Ohio. Each contestant will need to send a recent photo, a resume outlining your ACA/AJCA cattle activities and shows, along with your school and community activities, and a short essay explaining why you feel you should be chosen as queen. The lucky girl who is named the National Queen will receive a tiara, belt buckle, sash and $599. The National Queen is required to attend the National Junior Heifer Show held in the summer and the North American International Livestock Exposition held in Louisville, Ky.; all other shows are optional. Anyone who is interested in running for queen needs to contact Jill Miller at 706.693.4311. Entry deadline is May 1, 2012. We also elected new officers at the meeting in Louisville. Leadership for this year is: President, Jessica Cheesman; Vice President, Misty Lehnert; and Secretary/Treasurer, Deb Geuns. Hope everyone has a safe and wonderful spring, and hope to see all of you in Lima! ~Jessica

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ACA Ladies Auxiliary Directors Jessica Cheesman – President 4199 S 900 W • Farmland, IN 47340 (765) 468-7405 At Large – Term expires 2012 Misty Lehnert – Vice President

330 S Hood. • Lawrenceburg, TN 38464

(931) 766-0504 Southeast Region – Term expires 2013 Deb Geuns – Secretary/Treasurer 4995 Sleight Rd. • Bath, MI 48808 (517) 641-7152 At Large Sue Comer Box 383 • Lynn, IN 47355 (765) 874-2228 Northeast Region - Term expires 2014 Nancy Culp 1065 Durham Ln. • Nicholasville, KY 40356 (859) 881-9115 At Large – Term expires 2013 Shawnda Foster Rt 2, Box 36 • Lockney, TX 79241 (806) 652-2383 Southwest Region – Term expires 2014 Marna Higgins 9845 Statesville Rd. • Watertown, TN 37184 (615) 273-2656 Southeast Region – Term expires 2012 Barb Ohlrichs 55943 US Hwy 275 • Norfolk, NE 68701 (402) 371-0695 Northwest Region – Term expires 2012 Susan Ostrom 3091 144th Ave. • Dorr, MI 49323 (616) 896-9433 Northeast Region – Term expires 2012 Rhetta Riley 1607 Avenue G • Abernathy, TX 79311 (806) 298-2591 Southwest Region - Term expires 2012 Bridget Schaefer P.O. Box 28 • Des Lacs, ND 58733 (701) 725-4902 Northwest Region – Term expires 2014

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

AJCA Directors:

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

Hello Chi Breeders & Enthusiasts


s for many of us, calving season is well under way along with spring semester. Here's hoping both are going well for everyone. As for us on the Junior Board, it means that we just completed our Spring board meeting and preparations for Junior Nationals are almost complete. I am hoping by this time everyone knows that this year’s Junior Nationals will my hosted by my home state, Ohio. The planning committee has been diligently working to make it one to remember. Along with planning for Junior Nationals, we as a Junior Board got to attend the Youth Beef Industry Conference (YBIC) in Nashville, Tenn., this year. It was held in conjunction with the National Cattlemen’s Convention. That is one experience that I know I will never forget and for anyone who has never attended the Cattlemen’s Convention, I recommend that at some point in your lifetime you do. It was a great way for many of us to meet new people from all over the country and catch up with the old friends that we do not get to see very often. Good Luck to everyone in their spring activities, whether it be sports, showing livestock or school. I hope to see everyone this summer, June 16-22 in Lima, Ohio. Don’t forget to “Grab your Chis and head to the Maine Event.” Best Wishes, Megan Hunt AJCA Treasurer

Grab your Chi's and Head to the Maine Event 2012 National Junior Heifer Show Lima, Ohio – June 16-22 Entry Forms Available April 1 Early Bird Deadline: April 20; Final Entry Deadline: May 1

AJCA Update

AJCA Board & Directors

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


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AJCA Update Cont. New Junior Members



s a first year board member I had no idea what to expect for YBIC. To be honest, for the longest time I wasn’t even sure exactly what the letters stood for. Was it going to be long drawn out speeches that nobody actually paid attention to? Even through I was a little leery I hopped on a plane and headed to Music City. It was the first keynote speaker that set the bar pretty high for the rest of the speakers, and showed YBIC was going to be far from the stereotypical conference of boring speeches. Our first speaker, Andrew McCrea, gave a speech “Making Molehills out of Mountains.” Mr. McCrea touched on many different aspects, but there are a few main points that I think everyone should take a little time to think about. Don’t let size define you – Mr. McCrea told us how in his hometown there is a Super Walmart and then another smaller grocery store. Despite the selection difference people still chose to shop at the smaller store. This is because the store owner had made a huge effort to satisfy all his costumers. He tries to learn all the customers’ names and even different languages so he could greet the foreign costumers. He is so well liked among the community that people are even requesting that he would perform a song on his guitar at their funeral! You wouldn’t find anyone working at the Super Walmart saying, “Hello Mary, how are you today?” But because the smaller store owner did, it was enough to ensure people’s business there. Don’t be pushed aside. Even though you maybe lacking something when compared to someone else, some people are willing to sacrifice things for some quality consumer service. Don’t be afraid to listen to advice – We played a silly game of trying to save 007. We were given two chooses; the correct one got you one step closer, while the incor-

rect choose got you caught by the guards and you were out. The players who had gotten out were allowed to read a slide displaying the right choice for the scenario. In the mean time, those still in the game turned their backs, unable to read the slide. When the next two options of capturing the spy were given the players who had gotten out shouted the correct answer. But strangely enough the players still in the game had a gut instinct not to listen to the advice. Now this isn’t just a few people at this point, but more like 20-40 having this instinct. Don’t be afraid to listen to advice! Believe it or not there are some people out there that are looking out for you; if they’re willing to give advice the least you can do is consider it. Don’t focus on the extremes – As cattle producers, we’re all loyal to the beef industry and consume beef. Now if we sit and listen to an animal activist group for an hour, it’s probably not going to change our outlook on the consumption of meat. And even if we were to share our story with a strong-headed animal activist, they’re probably not going to change their mind-set either. But it is the people in between that we must focus on. They are more flexible and willing to look at both sides. Therefore we must get our story out there instead of the letting the people that “know” what we do tell it for us. Throughout our time in Nashville we listened to several other inspirational speakers and got the privilege to meet many people representing the other breeds. After reflecting on so many great experiences I had in my four days there, it's simply heart warming. To say that I’m proud to be part of such an amazing industry would be an understatement.


Joshua Romano 1300 Church St Modesto, CA 95357

Haley Ratcliff 11029 N Main Gate Rd Ipava, IL 61441

Abigail Thien 3004 Long Lake Rd Valmeyer, IL 62295


Faith Schleich 779 140th Ave Monmouth, IL 61462

Dylan Torrey 28577 Crystal Lake Rd Jerseyville, IL 62052

Caleb Seys 18716 E 500 St Coal Valley, IL 61240


Jackson Benedict 912 W Vah Ki Inn Rd Coolidge, AZ 85128


Levi Baser 7499 McCourtney Rd Lincoln, CA 95648 Sam Clevenger 2680 Hwy 46 West Paso Robles, CA 93446 Ashley Hofman 21150 S Fredrick Rd Ripon, CA 95366

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Alex Thomas Vieselmeyer 36996 CR 53 Amherst, CO 80721 Austin Vieselmeyer 36996 CR 53 Amherst, CO 80721


Nalaney Guyer 12251 East 625th Ave Robinson, IL 62454

Sincerely, Payton Stoppel, At Large Director

Parker Stoneking 101 S. McClure Abingdon, IL 61410

Hunter Carter 5704 West Carter Rd Decker, IN 47524 Cody Dawson 4816 N 550 W Rushville, IN 46173

Joni Erwin 3370 297th St Crawfordsville, IA 52621

Paul Queck 2799 295 St Peru, IA 50222

Garrett Kerr 964 Indian Creek Camp Rd Bedford, IN 47421

Micaela Forsyth 2130 190th St Charles City, IA 50616

Jackson Rosenmeyer 2104 190th St Wesley, IA 50483

Steffi Newbold 3968 East 200 South Rushville, IN 46173

Maverrick Kalb 15 Country Side Dr Treynor, IA 51575

Ryan Schneider P.O. Box 152 Riverside, IA 52327

Parker Reed 9370 East 950 South Galveston, IN 46932

Jacob Koppen 1903 410th St Lakota, IA 50451

Emily Smith 2417 348th St Decorah, IA 52101

Claire Richards 9660 W St Rd 45 Bloomington, IN 47403

Amanda Lage 610 Frankville Rd Postville, IA 52162

Bengamin Von Glan 1639 350th St Vail, IA 51465

Hunter Royer 7909 West 1100 South West Point, IN 47992

Hannah Lage 610 Frankville Rd Postville, IA 52162

Ben Weis 2634 480th St McIntire, IA 50455

Coy Dale Walker 3747 S Co Rd 450 W Frankfort, IN 46041

Kaitlyn Larson 1614 Utah Ave Hardy, IA 50545

Tyler Wellman P.O. Box 107 Houghton, IA 52631

Lindsay Walker 3747 S Co Rd 450 W Frankfort, IN 46041

Sidney Lilienthal 26865 1st Ave New Liberty, IA 52765

Danielle Yutesler 1825 130th Street Lowden, IA 52255

Kendyll Winter 6810 S 375 W North Judson, IN 46366

Taylor Lock 1224 Ironwood Ave Packwood, IA 52580


Austin Woesner 7446 N Ora Pitts Rd Williamsburg, IN 47393

Shelbi Northwick P.O. Box 423 Creston, IA 50801


Brandee Petersen 2516 Stafford Ave Danbury, IA 51019

Alex Bowlin 2245 800th Street Harlan, IA 51537 Taylor Decious 2397 Old Hwy 92 Tracy, IA 50256 Holly England 1003 W. Columbus Mt Ayr, IA 50854

Lucas Pontius 105 V Ave Gowrie, IA 50543 Carli Quandahl 1510 West Ridge Rd Waukon, IA 52172

Lexie Fager 10049 West Hwy 56 Osage City, KS 66523 Madison Kay Loschke P.O. Box 410 Carbondale, KS 66414 Brooke Strine 1579 W Rd 140 Scott City, KS 67871 Abby Wood 27121 Tonganoxie Rd Leavenworth, KS 66048


James Murray 12620 Percival Road Walton, KY 41094


Kylie Ann Brunke 5400 Meadowbrook Rd Eau Claire, MI 49111


Joseph O'Sullivan P.O. Box 894 Maple Lake, MN 55358


Lane S Oerke Rt 5 Box 314 Butler, MO 64730 Paul Shanks 165 Sassafras Valley Ln Belle, MO 65013

New Junior Members

Tyler Dawson 4816 N 550 W Rushville, IN 46173

Whitney Thomas 804 Bain St Cainsville, MO 64632 Jessica P Siedhoff 185 Woodlawn Dr New Haven, MO 63068


Jessie Ahrens 2192 Hwy 32 Lot 2 West Point, NE 68788 Katlyn Ahrens 2192 Hwy 32 Lot 2 West Point, NE 68788 Benjamin Alberts 522 26 Rd Axtell, NE 68924 Grant Alberts 522 26 Rd Axtell, NE 68924 Sydney Alberts 522 26 Rd Axtell, NE 68924 Alex Meduna 2102 Co Rd 19 Colon, NE 68018


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New Junior Members

Travis Peterson 5494 I Road Nebraska City, NE 68401

Sawyer Searcey 16385 N 1840 Rd Gould, OK 73544

Tommy L Mercer P.O. Box 171 Darrouzett, TX 79024

Reed Stoltz 84975 554th Ave Pierce, NE 68767

Schyler Searcey 16385 N 1840 Rd Gould, OK 73544

Reagan Morris 1292 Cr 1708 Grand Saline, TX 75140


Spencer Searcey 16385 N 1840 Rd Gould, OK 73544

Robyn Perez P.O. Box 272 Mercedes, TX 78570

Sadie Taylor 209874 E Co Rd 49 Sharon, OK 73857

Caitlyn Rogers 1611 Cr 4104 Greenville, TX 75401

Breagan Tebow 1032 Linn Lamont, OK 74643

Marcus Rogers 1611 Cr 4104 Greenville, TX 75401


Channing Stroebel 1005 Westview Rd Seymour, TX 76380

Alyssa Allen P.O. Box 160 Russellville, OH 45168 Danielle Heintz 12770 Township Road 93 Lakeview, OH 43331 Elizabeth Heintz 12770 Township Rd 93 Lakeview, OH 43331 Tyler Heintz 12770 Township Rd 93 Lakeview, OH 43331 Nickolas McConnell 3288 Granville Rd Mt Vernon, OH 43050 Lauren Ott 1085 US Hwy 250 S Norwalk, OH 44857


Caden Church Rt 1 Box 45 Sentinel, OK 73664 Brynn Farmer 4277 S Main St Goldsby, OK 73093 Bryant Hague 14674 Rupe Dr Arcadia, OK 73007 Jacy Muncy 2474 SE 1083rd Ave Red Oak, OK 74563 Shelbe Ray 11503 CR 3570 Ada, OK 74820


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Luke Wichman 26640 S Harms Rd Canby, OR 97013


Melissa Branscomb 3080 West 600 South Logan, UT 84321


Chandler Lamke N16621 Dale Valley Lane Galesville, WI 54630

South Dakota

Dale Lee Forman 34269 200 St Highmore, SD 57345 Kyler Johnson 24980 470th Ave Baltic, SD 57003


Hybrid Advantage Beef

Blake Sweeter 47387 281st St Worthing, SD 57077

Your association is one of the most valuable tools when it comes to marketing your cattle.


Garret Reece Gallion 11635 Old Paris Murray Rd Puryear, TN 38251


Julie Kate Diebel 4011 Salem Rd Victoria, TX 77904 Morgan Hamilton 5145 Knob Creek Rd Temple, TX 76501

Director of Marketing & Performance Programs Tyler Humphrey P.O. Box 890 Platte City, MO 64079 419.230.3450

Whether it is buying or selling, please contact Tyler Humphrey for assistance.

Wintertime in the Midwest has been pleasant, temperatures above average and snow fall below average. With winter Dennis Clarahan feed a shortage Mother Nature sure is helping out. As an ACA Board Member for the last 6 years I have enjoyed serving the members of the Association. I have traveled as far east as Georgia, and as far west as Utah; as far south as Texas and as far north as North Dakota, but I still want to get to the west coast sometime. The people of the ACA family and Association are the most pleasant people to be around and why not. They are promoting some of the best beef genetics available. Talked to Chuck Madaris the other day after his visit to the feedyard that fed his cattle. The close out showed the cost of gain at 6 cents under feedlot average. With today’s tight margins and high cost of feed, this will make the difference in profit or loss. I have been to several local auctions this fall and winter, buying replacement cattle. Quality and weight makes a big difference to the producers’ bottom line. This is the season to be buying your future herd sire. Remember quality doesn’t cost; it will pay over time. This fall the choice/ select spread was up to $20 per hundredweight difference. How many 900# carcasses does it take at $180 to pay for quality genetic package? There is a Chi influence sale about every week in March and April. It’s a great time to be in the cattle business. Let’s go out there and support these sales and buy a future foundation female or a new herd bull to punch our program down the road to greater success. Sincerely, Dennis Clarahan

2012 NJHS Entry Forms Available April 1 Entry forms for the 2012 National Junior Heifer Show in Lima, Ohio will be available on the ACA website,, by April 1. Forms will also be mailed to those juniors who exhibited at the 2011 NJHS or the 2011 NAILE Junior Show. If you would like to receive an entry form and rules, please contact Heather Counts, ACA Director of Shows & Activities, at (517) 214-0927 or

May 1 Entry/Ownership Deadline for NJHS: April 20 is Early Bird Deadline May 1 is the FINAL entry and ownership deadline for the 2012 NJHS in Lima, Ohio. All entries must be postmarked by this date. The Early Bird Deadline is April 20. All entries postmarked by that date will be $40/hear. Entries postmarked April 21 - May 1 will be $50/head.

Herd Reference Ad Deadline April 5

The deadline to reserve ad space for the upcoming Herd Reference Issue is April 5. Please contact Heather Counts, ACJ Editor, at (517) 214-0927 or to place your ad today! Don't be left out of this important issue.

Pay Membership Dues by May 1 to Guarantee Placement in ACA Yellow Pages Guarantee that your operation will appear in the 2012 ACJ Herd Reference Edition directory of information, known as the "yellow pages" by paying your ACA annual activity fee now! You must be an active member as of May 1, 2012 to be included in the upcoming breeder directory.

The directory contains every active adult member's name, address, phone number and herd prefix. In this helpful reference section, farm names and owners are listed by state, with a cross reference section by name. Don't miss out! If you are unsure of your activity status, please contact the ACA office and we will be happy to assist you.

ACA Bulletin

Words From Your Board Member:

Junior Board of Director Applications Due May 1

The American Junior Chianina Association is led by a team of 12 outstanding individuals. Eligible seats are elected during the National Junior Heifer Show each year. Those elected will carry out activities, programs and events for the association. Applications can be found on the ACA website,, then under the AJCA tab. Application deadline is May 1.

Turn in Registration Work by April 15 for Inclusion in Herdbook Numbers

The ACA Fiscal Year ends April 30 and in order to have your registrations counted for this fiscal year and appear in the Herdbook, you must submit them by April 15. This gives us time to complete registrations before the deadline. Send in those registrations, as they are the lifeblood of the association. If you have any questions regarding registrations, please contact Jennifer or Holly at the ACA office and they will be happy to assist you.

Chianina Juniors Excel in Winter Livestock Judging Contests

Taylor Graham, Crossville, Tenn., a member of the Butler Community College Livestock Judging Team was the third high individual in reasons


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ACA Bulletin

and the 11th high individual at the 2012 National Western Stock Show Junior College Livestock Judging Contest. The Butler team placed 2nd overall and was also the 2nd high reasons team. At the Ft. Worth Stock Show Junior College contest, Graham was the 9th high individual in beef and 8th high individual in reasons. The Butler team was 1st place in reasons and 3rd high team in beef. Segayle Foster, Lockney, Texas, a member of the Texas Tech University Livestock Judging Team, placed 8th in individual beef and beef reasons at the National Western Stock Show Senior College Livestock Judging Contest. The Texas Tech team placed 4th in reasons and overall. At the Ft. Worth Stock Show Senior College contest, Texas Tech placed 4th. Congratulations to these juniors.

In Passing

Dennis Raymond Smith, 71, of Urbana, Ohio, passed away Wednesday, January 25, 2012 in James Cancer Center, OSU Medical Center. He was born October 11, 1940 in Maplewood, Ohio, the son of Kenneth and Wilma (Abbott) Smith. Known as “Smitty,” Dennis owned “Smitty’s Hoof Trimming Service” for more than 25 years. Dennis enjoyed his family, his work, his cattle and was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan. Dennis is survived by his wife of 52 years, Bea, whom he married November 21, 1959. He is also survived by his children, Tim (Shawna) Smith of Cable, Ohio; Steve Smith of Springfield, Ohio; Jody (Bob) Helmig of Denver, Colo.; Mitch Smith of West Liberty, Ohio; Joellen (Ben) Edwards of St. Paris, Ohio; and Jacquie (Dave) Wray of Mason, Ohio. His grandchildren: Brittany and Zach Smith; Lauren, Hannah, Conner Smith; Ryan, Jessica, Jami Helmig; Alexis, Jordan, Michele Smith; Ethan and Eli Edwards; Sarah


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and Monica Wray. A sister, Janet (John) Small of Maplewood, Ohio, also survives along with two sisters-in-law: Mary Jane (Bruce) Ware of Antioch, Tenn.; Marlene Baker of DeGraff, Ohio; brother-in-law: Ray (Anne) Hanback of Columbus, Ohio; several nieces and nephews and good friends, Jay Fledderjohn of St. Mary’s, Ohio, and Gary and Susie Hamman of New Washington, Ohio. He is preceded in death by his parents, a brother Ralph Smith, grandson Rick Helmig and granddaughter Emma Edwards. A celebration Open House was Saturday, Jan. 28 from 1-4 pm in Maplewood, Ohio. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Dennis’ name to the Lymphoma Society.

In Passing

James Barton “Bart” Glass, 74, of Stanford, Ky., died Sunday, January 15, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late James Edgar and Mary Julia Neely Glass. Bart attended Central Bucks High School where he was active in the Future Farmers of America, serving as president, and regional president. Upon graduation he attended the National Agricultural College in Doylestown, Pa. Bart graduated in 1959 with a B.S. degree in animal science. Upon graduation Bart and Jane were married and took over management of the Hasty Hills Angus herd in Suffern, New York, leading it to national recognition until its dispersal in 1965. The Glasses then rented Hasty Hills Farm and Glynwood Farm and operated their own herd of Angus cattle as well as an Angus sales management service until 1968. In 1968 Bart and George W. Perkins, a longtime Angus breeder, formed a partnership with locations in New York and Kentucky. The Walbridge partnership was dispersed in the fall of 1980. Bart started to breed Chianina cattle in 1973 and now owns and operates the Walco Chi-

anina herd in Stanford, Kentucky. He was a former president of the Mid-East Region of the American Chianina Association and was very active in the Angus Cattle Association. He is survived by his wife, Jane Glass, three sons, John Daniel “Dan” Glass of Lexington, Ky.; James Barton (Lia) Glass Jr. of Danville, Ky.; Barton L. (Barbara) Glass of Hustonville, Ky.; a sister, Betty Jane (Ralph) Maerz of Ft. Myers, Fla., and six grandchildren, Justus Barton Glass, Joshua Barton Glass, Lauren Jane Glass, James Jordan Glass, Jacon Ryan Glass and Lindsey Faye Glass. A funeral service was held at on Jan. 21 at Stith Funeral Home in Danville. Interment was in the Glass Family Cemetery on their farm. The family suggests donations to the Christian Harness Horsemen’s Association, 157 N. Main St., Salem, NH, 03079 or

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Second Annual Ford/Holt/Beare

Hybrids for

Bull Sale


Simmental • SimAngus ChiAngus • Angus Selling

100 Bulls

Sioux Falls Regional Livestock, Worthing, South Dakota SCAR Mr Lut 166Y 1CA

5 Coming Twos • 95 Yearlings BLACKS & REDS

CHRIS FORD 19994 463rd Street • Bruce, SD 57220 C 605-690-5614 • RICK & DEB FORD 46272 200th Street • Bruce, SD 57220 Deb’s C 605-690-4721 Rick’s C 605-690-6241

APRIL 24 , 2012


Reserve National Champion ChiAngus Bull. Top selling bull at 2012 NWSS Hybrid Advantage Sale - Denver, CO. Sired by Plainville Lutton E102 out of RDD MS Tracer K166 2CA. Several brothers will be offered. BW 89 • AWW 760 BW -0.7 • WW 34.4 • YW 69.9 • Milk 13

HBSC Mr Stud Duck 333Y 2CA

HBSC Mr Bismarck 407Y 1CA

Sired by Rockin Stud Duck 8124U 1CA What a great new sire group! Half brothers sell! BW 96 • AWW 811

Sired by SAV Bismarck 5682 AN Several paternal brothers sell! BW 92 • AWW 905

JUSTIN & JORDAN HOLT 13319 378th Avenue Aberdeen, SD 57401 Justin’s C 605-380-5002 Jordan’s C 605-380-1209 BEARE CATTLE FARMS 19258 459th Ave • Estelline, SD 57234 Mike’s C 605-690-8019 Roger’s C 605-690-5095

Sale Management by Sears Marketing Services LLC • Alan Sears 61 Westward Way • Eaton, CO 80615 H/O 970-454-3986 • C 970-396-7521 Design by Chrisman Cattle Services

BW 2.5 • WW 48.3 • YW 101.6 • Milk 9.3

Ford Farms Chargedup Y430

Sired by JF Foundation 8010U out of JBS Miss 600U 437F by Circle S Leachman 600U Class Winner 2012 NWSS. He sells! BW -1.2 •WW 21.6 •YW 50.2 • Milk 2.7 •API 110.0 • TI 62.0

BW -1.9 • WW 45.8 • YW 92.5 • Milk 15.1

HBSC Mr Alternative 3724Y

Sired by HB Alternative 1CA Several paternal brothers sell! BW 88 • AWW 858

BW 1.6 • WW 41.6 • YW 80.3 • Milk 10.8


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hen January approaches and a New Year rolls around, there is always one thing on cattle enthusiasts’ minds… the National Western Stock Show in Denver! With great weather and an outstanding set of Chianina cattle in the yards, the Chianina stalls were the place to be. Once again, the ACA teamed up with EDJE Technologies to serve a delicious steak sandwich lunch for breeders and buyers alike, while the Chi sale cattle were lined up on display near the Pepsi Area in the yards. This event always draws a large crowd, and can be a very enjoyable time for all. The Chianina Pen Shows kicked off bright and early Sunday morning January 15 with judge Todd Herman, Skiatook, Okla., placing the cattle. Winegardner Show Cattle, Lima, Ohio came out with guns blazing and took home the Grand Champion Pen of 3 bulls for 2012. Following them was Schaefer Chiangus, Des Lacs, N.D., with a very nice set of bulls taking home the Reserve Champion Pen of 3 honors. In the female show, Holt Bros. of


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Aberdeen, S.D., took home Grand Champion honors, followed by Esch Cattle Company of Unadilla, Neb., presenting the Reserve Champion Pen of 3 Heifers. The “Hybrid Advantage” Show and Sale cattle were evaluated next. Bellar Cattle Co. of Wisner, Neb., had great success as they presented the Champion Sale Heifer, BEF Elegance, which was also the high seller for the sale. Bellar Cattle Co. also showed the Reserve Champion Sale Bull, BEF Tradition, a March Tiger Woods son. The Grand Champion Sale Bull, BFW First and Ten, was exhibited by Willers Mitten Brand, Norfolk, Neb. First and Ten was also the second high selling bull in the sale. Elliott Cattle Co. of Petersburg, Ill., exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion sale heifer, ECC Erica 51Y, a May 12, 2011 One and Only daughter. Overall, the show and sale was a great success. With 34 live lots averaging $4,768, the Chianina breed was well represented by some great cattle. A special thanks goes out to those who helped make Denver 2012 such a great success!

Winegardner Cattle Co. & Holt Brothers Take Home Champion Pen Honors January 15, 2012 | National Western Stock Show | Judge:Todd Herman

Winegardner Show Cattle, Lima, Ohio

Schaefer Chiangus, Des Lacs, N.D. Pen Average

Pen Average Weight 937

REA 12.24

Back Fat Scrotal Cir. WDA 0.14 39.0 3.15

Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, S.D.

Weight 1104

REA 13.94

Back Fat Scrotal Cir. WDA 0.26 39.0 3.63

Esch Cattle Company, Unadilla, Neb.


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2012 ACA "Hybrid Advantage" Bull & Female Sale National Western Stock Show Denver, Colo. • Jan. 15, 2012 Auctioneer: Steve Dorran, Tinmath, Colo. Sale Management: Sears Marketing Services, Eaton, Colo.

Grand Champion Sale Bull BFW First And Ten 1CM

Exhibited by Willers Mitten Brand, Norfolk, Neb. Sire: HFM First Impression • Dam: MTN Martina Q116J 2CA

Sale Averages: 21 Bulls........................................................$4,540 13 Open Heifers..............................................$5,150 34 Total Lots..................................................$4,775 Top Selling Bull – Lot 5 – $13,000 for one-half interest & possession after show career – SCAR Mr Lut 166Y 1CA – Consigned by Styles ChiAngus Ranch, Brentford, SD & Holt Bros., Aberdeen, S.D. He is a Feb. ’11 black, polled ChiAngus bull sired by Plainview Lutton E102 out of RDD Ms Tracer K166 2CA by RDD Tracer 2CA. He sold to Joe Tesch, Watertown, S.D. Champion Sale Bull – Lot 2 – $8,500 – BFW First And Ten 1CM – Consigned by Willers Mitten Brand, Norfolk, Neb. He is a Feb. ‘11 black, polled, ChiMaine bull sired by HFM First Impression out of MTN Martina Q1161 2CA by WYR Impulse 1CA. He sold to K&K Cattle Company, Hyndman, Pa.

Reserve Grand Champion Sale Bull BEF Tradition 2CM

Exhibited by Bellar Cattle Company, Wisner, Neb. Sire: Tiger Woods 2CM • Dam: BEF Ms Draftsman 3T 1CM

Lot 16 – $6,500 for two-thirds interest and full possession – HBSC Mr Alternative 724Y 2CA – Consigned by Holt Bros. Aberdeen, S.D. He is a Mar. ‘11 black, polled, ChiAngus bull sired by HB Alternative 1CA out of HBSC Shakira 724N 1CA by RDD Desperado 1CA. He sold to Schlechter Bros., Oreint, S.D. Lot 12 – $5,550 for two-thirds interest and full possession – Mr Who Da Man 320Y 1CM – Consigned by Winegardner Cattle Company, Lima, Ohio, & Rocking J Ranch, Cody, Neb. He is a Mar. ’11 black, polled ChiMaine bull sired by ASHW Who Da Man 1CM out of Ms Rockin Ace 36U 2CA by RDD Destinys Ace 1CA. He sold to Rodney Rod, Sublette, Ill. Top Selling Female – Lot 30 – $26,000 for one-half embryo interest & full possession – GC Foxies Heart Breaker 1CM – Consigned by Garten Cattle Company, Abilene, Kan. She is an Apr. ’11 black, polled, ChiMaine heifer sired by Heat Wave 1CM out of GC Foxie Moxie. She sold to Davis Cattle Co., Menard, Texas, & Michael Oehlert, Bryan, Texas.

Grand Champion Sale Female BEF Elegance 2CM

Exhibited by Bellar Cattle Company, Wisner, Neb. Sire: Tiger Woods 2CM • Dam: BEF Ms Whiz 173U 1CM

Lot 34 – $5,200 – BPF Mariah 608Y 1CM – Consigned by Bushy Park Farm, Mitchell, S.D. She is a May ’11 black, polled ChiMaine heifer sired by BPF Mercedes Benz 131U MA out of BPF Ferari 6917S 1CM by Mossy Oak 1CM. She sold to GM Cattle Co., Copperopolis, Calif. Lot 29 – $5,000 – BEF Fashion 1CM – Consigned by Bellar Cattle Co., Wisner, Neb. She is an Apr. ’11, black, polled ChiMaine heifer sired by BoJo (MA) out of BEF Ms HW 14R 1CM. She sold to Hidden Creek Farms, Franklinton, N.C. Champion Sale Heifer – Lot 32 – $4,800 – BEF Elegance 2CM – Consigned Bellar Cattle Co. She is an Apr. ’11, black, polled ChiMaine heifer sired by Tiger Woods 2CM out of BEF Ms Whiz 173U 1CM by BEF Biz Whiz 1CM. She sold to Miller Ranching Co., Cremona, AB.

Reserve Grand Champion Sale Female ECC Erica 51Y 1CM Exhibited by Elliott Cattle Co., Petersburg, Ill. Sire: One And Only 1CM • Dam: EZ Angus 02


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Carcass Ultrasound 101

Vol. 28

Catalogue Shopping

Both Registered and Commercial Breeders are “Bullish” on Ultrasound Data


o, you’re looking to buy a bull. In the north, that means you dig out the long-Johns and Carhartt, gas up the pick-up truck, and head to the bull sale of choice. In the south, the wardrobe choices are a bit easier. But bull selection is not easy. Finding just the right sire to meet your herd needs is a complicated process of shopping and education. Every seedstock producer publishes catalogues that highlight every animal’s potential – potential that is expressed in EPDs, actual phenotype data, and in some cases progeny predictions based on DNA. Ultrasound has become such an integral part of gathering that information, that most producers – both Registered and Commercial – cannot imagine buying a bull without it being part of the picture. “It’s become the industry standard,” says Kelly Schaff of Schaff Angus Valley at St. Anthony, North Dakota. Schaff sells around 500 registered Angus bulls each year, each with complete performance data and EPDs. “Our customers are used to seeing it. When it’s bull buying time they start calling and wanting to know when the numbers will be available.” At Nichols Farms at Bridgewater, Iowa, expecting performance data to guide a bull purchase is nothing new. Ultrasound-generated data has been part of that picture since ultrasound first entered the beef industry. “We wouldn’t be selling any bulls without it,” says Dave Nichols. At Nichols Farms, which sells Angus, Simmental, and crossbred stock, it’s the logical continuation of a long tradition. “We started keeping wean weights, yearling weights, and rate of gain data in 1957,” explains Nichols. “And now the sons and grandsons of the people who purchased those bulls still want to see performance data.” Taking the next step from simple weight measurements to ultrasound-based EPDs wasn’t hard for customers of a seedstock producer that has always put

a high premium on technological advancement. “It’s important for us to educate customers on how to use the latest technology,” says Nichols. “It’s also important for us to provide information they can use in a format they know and understand – and they know and understand the data ultrasound provides.” As Chairman of the NCBA Product Enhancement Committee in 1994, Nichols was involved in the first efforts to validate DNA profiles. Since then, Nichols Farms has been involved in genetic research with an array of universities and genetics companies. Nichols is Chairman of the NBCEC Industry Advisory Committee. Still, he says he wouldn’t think of not taking ultrasound measurements and sharing the data with his customers. “It’s common knowledge genetic markers move with each generation,” he explains. “In as little as three generations, their value is limited. So, they have to continually be retrained.” “I was shocked when I learned that,” Nichols continues, “and was disappointed. I thought we’d be able to take one sample and know everything we needed to know about that animal; we wouldn’t have to take Birth Weights, Wean Weights, IMF and Ribeye measurements anymore. But it doesn’t work that way. Retraining the genetic markers requires ongoing collection of phenotypic data. The only way to make true genetic progress, and increase the accuracy of all of the available technology, is to measure and record phenotypes.” He offers the Nichols history as proof. In 1961 Nichols Farms produced the first Angus bull to weigh 1,000 lbs. In 1989, they produced Nichols Heavy Duty X100, the first Angus bull to weigh 1,600 lbs. “If that DNA had been perfect in 1961, and had never been retrained, we’d still be selling 1,000 lb. bulls,” says Nichols. For Andy Schuepbach of Lilybrook Herefords at


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Carcass Ultrasound 101 (continued)

Upcoming Events

directly attributes to ultrasound data. “I absolutely wouldn’t have those sales without it,” says Schuepbach. He finds Canadian producers are a little less insistent on ultrasound data, especially commercial producers. Canadian packers are not as focused on a carcass quality premium system. But with 20 percent of his bulls and some of his fed cattle going into the U.S. market, he’ll do what he needs to meet customer demand. “They want to see that data,” he says. “It’s the only consistently reliable tool we have to increase carcass quality.” Schuepbach says within the Hereford breed the focus is on marbling. “They’ll take a little bit smaller ribeye to get the marbling.” And in his part of the country, where the prairie is flat, the wind prevailing, and the winters long,


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hard and cold, a bit of backfat is desirable. “Those with a little fat weather the winter better,” he adds. Schuepbach says he almost abandoned ultrasound when the border closed due to BSE, but one regular commercial customer convinced him to stay with it, a move that is now paying off. “Purebred breeders in the states are paying attention to what we’re doing,” he says. “Our business down there keeps growing. That wouldn’t be happening if we didn’t have the data to show what we have to offer.” Schaff and his customers agree ultrasound numbers are a verification of quality. “It confirms the visual appraisal,” says Schaff. “The ultrasound generated data quantifies the muscle that’s there.” Selling Angus, Schaff says his customers focus on

ribeye size, and they want to see large numbers in the REA column of his data chart. “The EPD is a valuable tool, and our customers want that,” he says, “but they also want to see how the animal measured at a year. They want to see the raw data.” He compares it to scrotal circumference. “There’s a scrotal EPD, but buyers still want to see the measurement.” “It’s an indispensible merchandising tool,” adds Nichols. “Too often we look at technology and merchandising as something we use to add value to our product. But the first question should be ‘Can we sell it?’ And ultrasoundgenerated data is absolutely essential for selling a bull in today’s market.”

Dakota Gold Production Sale, Miller, S.D. Kentucky Beef Expo Junior Show, Louisville, Ky., 8 a.m. Quest of the West Bull Sale, Spanish Fork, Utah Tennessee Beef Agribition Chi Show, James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon, Tenn., 4 p.m. Tennessee Beef Agribition Chi Sale, James E. Ward Agricultural Center, Lebanon, Tenn., 4 p.m. The Chi Connection Sale, Ohio Beef Expo, Columbus, Ohio Source Sale, Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga., 6 p.m., EST Bushy Park Farm Girls Of Summer Sale, Bruce Brooks Sale Facility, Marietta, Okla., 4:30 p.m. CST Michigan Beef Expo Chi Show, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, Mich., 9:30 a.m. Michigan Beef Expo Chi Sale, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, Mich., 10 a.m. Schaefer Chiangus Production Sale, Farmers Livestock, Bismarck, N.D., 1 p.m. CST Michigan State University Block & Bridle Club Junior Heifer & Steer Shows, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing, Mich., 8 a.m. Ad/Copy Deadline: 2012 ACJ Herd Reference Issue ACA Board of Directors Meeting, Platte City, Mo. Submission Deadline for registrations to be counted toward fiscal year numbers Sandhills Hybrid Advantage Bull Sale, Valentine Livestock Auction Market, Valentine, Neb. Early Bird Entry Deadline: National Junior Heifer Show Oklahoma Beef Expo, Payne County Fairgrounds, Stillwater, Okla. Second Annual Ford/Holt/Beare Hybrid For Profit Bull Sale, Sioux Falls Regional Livestock, Worthing, S.D. Final Entry/Ownership Deadline: National Junior Heifer Show Deadline to pay membership fees to guarantee placement in ACA Yellow Pages Directory 11th Annual James Flach Memorial Day All-Breed Show, Lincoln, Ill. For Info contact National Junior Heifer Show, Allen County Fairgrounds, Lima, Ohio Ad/Copy Deadline: August ACJ ACA Board of Directors Nomination Forms due Entry Deadline: ACA National Show & NAILE Junior Show Consignment Deadline: ACA National Sale ACA Board of Directors Meeting, Platte City, Mo.

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

ACA Board Policy Adopted April 2010 “Breeding cattle born on or after January 1, 2012 must have a minimum of 6.25% Chianina blood in order to participate in ACA nationally sponsored shows or sales. Nationally sponsored shows or sales include the following: The Southwest Stock Show & Rodeo in Ft. Worth; the Junior National; the National Show in Louisville; and the National Western Stock Show in Denver.” Breeding cattle with less than 6.25% Chianina blood are still eligible for registration and may still be shown or sold at any show or sale other than ACA nationally sponsored shows or sales. Name Monopoly 1CM Heat Wave 1CM Eye Candy 1CM Walks Along 1CM Sunseeker 2CM CLNG Alias 1CM Doctor Who 1CM Who Made Who 411F 1CM WNT Carnac 88P 1CM The Headliner 1CM WOCR Double Star T/M PCA WOCR Double Star 24T 2CA Immortal 23 2CM One And Only 1CM ASHW Who Da Man MCKY 22 Unforgiven 2CM DKAA My Turn 01R 2CM Smilin Bob 1CM BEBN Q Dog 2CM 102 Hired Man 1CM Tiger Woods 2CM HRF Hairy 1CM WOCR Black Mountain 1CA WOCR M&M 25X25 2CA Friction RDD 82N 1678R 2CA

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

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

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

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

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

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


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New Adult Members


Travis Coy 12736 E Paul Clovis, CA 93619


Melissa Rae Lance 3093 West Wolfcreek Road Blairsville, GA 30512 Austin Taylor 2080 MJ Taylor Rd Adel, GA 31620


Matt Dwyer Quarter Moon Cattle Co 19270 E 1950 St Atkinson, IL 61235 Jessica Maxheimer 777 600th Ave Elkhart, IL 62634 Paul Nelson Nelson Farm & Cattle 4776 E 125th Ave Edgewood, IL 62426


Tyler Campbell 1748 Quail Run Corydon, IA 50060 Tyler Hartgers Hartgers Cattle Co 5276 Saw Mill Rd Montezuma, IA 50171 Kyle Kabela 310 300th St West Branch, IA 52358 Jesse & Cody Massman Canoe Ridge Cattle 2771 Drake Hill Rd Decorah, IA 52101 Kelly Schultz Schultz Cattle Co. 1808 High & Dry Rd Creston, IA 50801


Justin L Witt 10403 Center Dr Lanark, IL 61046

Lucas Regula 2205 Andover Dr Garden City, KS 67846


Dale Seibert 653 20th Ave Macksville, KS 67557

Todd Brown & Family 3515 N County Line Rd Huntertown, IN 46748


Ryan & Jessica Cheesman 4199 S 900 W Farmland, IN 47340 Barney Dice 4397 E 300 S La Otto, IN 46763

Bourbon Graves 4G Ranch 2925 Little Rock Jackstown Rd Carlisle, KY 40311

Adam Hanthorne 7808 S 1150 W Westville, IN 46391

Loyd & Tena Dodson Dodson Ranch 490 Jones Rd Haughton, LA 71037

Mark Harness Harness Show Cattle 5908 East St Rd 16 Twelve Mile, IN 46988


Justin Kaiser 7480 E 350 N Needham, IN 46162

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Creighton Bradford Hall 776 E McMurry Blvd Hartsville, TN 37074

Megan Barnett 4191 Williamston Rd Stockbridge, MI 49285 Terry Thorson Thorson Farms 78564 State Line Road Glenville, MN 56036


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


Tony Reindel 11862 Converse Roselm Rd Delphos, OH 45833


Bruce Demuth 9800 S Western Perkins, OK 74059 Dean Ewing P.O. Box 551 Hollis, OK 73550

South Dakota

Clay Duxbury Jackpot Cattle Company P.O. Box 2 Miller, SD 57362

Victor or Patsy Barnes 250 Sugar Limb Rd Maynardville, TN 37807


Jason Smith Smith Cattle 38100 Morrisonville Rd Lovettsville, VA 20180

West Virginia

Joshua D Ott 1092 Wiltshire Rd Kearneysville, WV 25430


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Fort Worth

he January Texas weather and hospitality was again very exhibitor friendly this year. The entries in this year’s show were very strong and represented breeders from across the U.S. Mr. Brad Winegardner from Lima, Ohio, worked his way through an outstanding set of heifers in the Junior Show. The Al Anthony/Winfred Brown Trophies were awarded to the Grand and Reserve Champions, with family members again on hand to present the awards. Winegardner was very complimentary of the extreme quality of cattle and of the junior exhibitors. The two division open show was again deep in quality. Mr. Brad McCurry from Sedgewick, Kan., did an outstanding job evaluating the Chianina and Chiangus divisions and selecting his champions. The Southwest Region BBQ Fundraiser was well attended and enjoyed by all. The Texas Junior Chianina Association was a great help during the evening and donated their time and many of the auction items as well.

Southwest Region Junior Show

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Grand Champion Female

Exhibited by Lauren Snodgrass, Stratford, Okla. Sire: BK Remedy 346R (MA) Dam: GF Jenna 65L 1CM

Exhibited by SyAnn Foster, Lockney, Texas Sire: FBF Turning Point 514T 1CA Dam: FBF Sally 115S 2CA

BK BOAK Xander 011 1CM


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BMS Xcellence 2CA


Fort Worth

Southwest Region Open Chianina Show

Grand Champion Chianina Female BK BOAK Xander 011 1CM

Exhibited by Lauren Snodgrass, Stratford, Okla. Sire: BK Remedy 346R (MA) Dam: GF Jenna 65L 1CM

Reserve Grand Champion Chi Female

WCC Struttin 395W 1CM

Exhibited by Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind. Sire: CJ Prestige 25T (AN) Dam: WCC Struttin 192P 1CM

Grand Champion Chi Bull WCC Smoked Up 384X 1CM

Exhibited by Mallory Holder, Bay Springs, Miss. Sire: KF Precision 361 (AN) Dam: WCC Struttin 192P 1CM

Reserve Grand Champion Chi Bull

DAJS The Silver Bullet 546 1CM

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


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Fort Worth

Southwest Region Open Chiangus Show

Grand Champion Chiangus Female WCC Miss Rattle 354X 1CA

Exhibited by Hunter Hamilton, Heltonville, Ind. Sire: WCC Exact T53 (AN) Dam: WRL Miss Rattle 107P 2CA

Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Female

HIGG You Hear Me 2CA

Exhibited by Allison Higgins, Watertown, Tenn. Sire: HIGG Remedy 732T 2CA Dam: TR Ms Tabitha 1CA

Grand Champion Chiangus Bull WCC Exact Science 350X 1CA

Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind.; Schrick Land & Cattle, Ltd., Weatherford, Texas; Clarahan Farms, Harper, Iowa; Gold Buckle Cattle Services, IL; Chad Hudgins, TX; Narrow Brook Farm, MI; & Jared Schmidt, IL

Sire: WCC Exact T53 (AN) Dam: WRL Miss Rattle 107P 2CA

Reserve Grand Champion Chiangus Bull

WCC Tephlon Don 411X 1CA

Exhibited by Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. & Soapstone Farms, Olney, Ill. Sire: Four Roses Destination 15T 2CA Dam: WCC Mignonne F34 (AN)


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Breed Changing Sires... …A look at some of the top sires of the breed There have been many great sires that have made an impact on the Chianina breed since the start of the ACA in 1972. Whether they sired breed matrons, popular and breed changing AI sires, outstanding herd bulls or award winning show cattle, the impact of these sires can been seen for generations. In this section, we have highlighted just a few of the bulls that have left their mark on the breed. This is by no means an inclusive listing, as there are many more than can be highlighted in years to come. We hope you enjoy this look back at some sires of years ago, as well as new sires that are making an impact today.

BC Total Power 2CA Owner: John A Majors, Jr., Dallas, Texas Breeder: John A Majors, Jr., Dallas, Texas ACA#: 164694 % Chi: 46.88 DOB: 3/14/85 Total Progeny Registered To Date: 2,259 Highlights: • #19 on All-Time Top Sires List • The first Total Power calf registered was born on Total Power’s 2nd birthday (3/14/87) and owned by the Barker Family of IN • Sired 1992 National Champion Chiangus Bull • Sired 1992 Reserve National Champion Chiangus Female • Was named show sire of the year in 1993 and his sons or grandsons were named Show Sire of the Year from 19942001 (excluding 2000 when a grandson was Reserve Show Sire of the Year) • Used heavily by Black Champ, Deiter Brothers, Circle E Farms, CK Cattle, Bellar Chiangus and many others

Walco KY Colonel 1CA Owner: Walco, Stanford, Ky. Breeder: Walco, Stanford, Ky. ACA#: 91866 % Chi: 75 DOB: 5/12/80 Total Progeny Registered To Date: 1,763 Highlights: • #28 on the All-Time Top Sires List • First Chiangus bull to be ACA National Champion Bull two years in a row (1981 & 1982) • Notable progeny include: Walco General Ike 2CA, Walco General Lee 2CA, Triple A Amos 23T 2CA • Foundation sire for the Walco KY Belle cow family at Walco • Used heavily by Walco, Black Champ, Kohler Farms, Triple A Farms, Smoky Mountain Farm, Tom Kissee and many others


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Breed Changing Sires... …A look at some of the top sires of the breed Heat Wave 1CM Owner: Lautner Farms, Jefferson, Iowa Breeder: Max Fawley, Warsaw, Ind. ACA#: 293213 % Chi: 13.79 DOB: 4/3/00 # Progeny Registered (‘11-’12): 375 # Progeny Registered (‘10-’11): 534 # Progeny Registered (‘09-’10): 631 # Progeny Registered (‘08-’09): 665 Total Progeny Registered To Date: 3,734 Highlights: • #6 on the All-Time Top Sires Listing • Listed in the top 5 Show Sires of the Year for the last 5 years • Top sire in # of ACA registrations for 3 years straight • Sired Grand Champion Steer – 2012 Ft. Worth • Sired Grand Champion Market Steer – 2012 NWSS • In 2008, Heat Wave and the clones sired 19 state fair champions and the Grand &/or Reserve Steers at Denver, Ft. Worth, Houston, Kansas City & Phoenix

Total Play CAX Owner: Tom & Gloria Klingner, Unionville, Mo. & Doug & Steve Crowe, West Alexandria, Ohio Breeder: Bill Miles, III, Katy, Texas ACA#: 187623 % Chi: 45.31 DOB: 9/5/1987 Total Progeny Registered To Date: 1,174 Highlights: • #39 on the All-Time Top Sires List • 3-Time Show Sire of the Year • In the Top 10 Show Sire of the Year listing 7 times • Sired National Champion WYR Impulse 1CA, as well as GDL Schwarzkopf 2CA, Foreplay 1CA, BEF Executioner 1CA, HXC Heston 120E 1CA, SANC Playboy CAX and DeBull CAX just to name a few

BC Polled Power 2CA Owner: Talmo Ranch, Heartland Chianina, Circle E Farms, ND Syndicate, Thompson Farms, 5C Farms, The Sloanderosa Breeder: Mameco, Dallas, Texas ACA#: 179304 % Chi: 46.87 DOB: 4/7/87 Total Progeny Registered To Date: 2,032 Highlights: • #22 on the All-Time Top Sires Listing • Show Sire of the Year 1991 & 1992 • Sired 1992 National Champion Chiangus Female • Sired 1992 Reserve National Champion Chiangus Bull • Notable progeny include: JCA Celebration 580A 2CA, SF Polled Price 2CA (Ozzie), RDD Truck PCA, RDD Boomer 2CA, YR Pollette 61B 2CA, JS Cinderella 42A • Used heavily by Black Champ, Circle E Farms, CK Cattle, Deiter Brothers, MGM Farms, ChiArrow Cattle and many others


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Breed Changing Sires... …A look at some of the top sires of the breed RDD Destinys Ace 1CA

WYR Impulse 1CA Owner: RC Cattle Co., Colby, Kan. Breeder: Wyer Farms, Junction City, Ohio ACA#: 240047 % Chi: 22.65 DOB: 3/15/95 Total Progeny Registered To Date: 1,363 Highlights: • #37 on the All-Time Top Sires List • 1999 & 2001 Show Sire of the Year; listed in top 10 4 years in a row • Sired 2010 Reserve National Champion Chianina Bull • Sired 2009 High Selling Chi Bull in Denver • Sired 2001 National Champion Chiangus Bull & 2001 National Champion Chianina Bull • Sired 2000 National Champion Chi Bull & Reserve National Champion Chiangus Bull & 1999 National Champion Chi Bull • Notable progeny include Bar T Shooby, DAJS Impulsive 829H, STCC Bonfire, RHSC Hot Rod, WCC Mr Special 369W

Owner: MMA Chiangus Ltd., Kenedy ,Texas, Terry & Bev Huss, Faulkton, S.D. & Schuring Farms, Inc., Andover, S.D. Breeder: Deiter Brothers, Faulkton, S.D. ACA#: 280618 % Chi: 24.8 DOB: 3/30/01 # Progeny Registered (‘11-’12): 13 # Progeny Registered (‘10-’11): 21 # Progeny Registered (‘09-’10): 28 # Progeny Registered (‘08-’09): 72 Total Progeny Registered To Date: 1,846 Highlights: • # 26 on All-Time Top Sires List • 2002 National Champion Chiangus Bull • Sire of 4 NAILE Junior Show Champions or Reserves • Sire of 8 National Champions or Reserve National Champions • 4 Time Show Sire of the Year (2005-2008) • Generated millions of dollars in revenue

Monopoly 1CM Owner: Lautner Farms, Jefferson, Iowa Breeder: Stockridge Farms, Beloit, Wisc. ACA#: 334048 % Chi: 6.89 DOB: 3/1/06 # Progeny Registered (‘11-’12): 461 # Progeny Registered (‘10-’11): 465 # Progeny Registered (‘09-’10): 114 Total Progeny Registered To Date: 1,058 Highlights: • # 48 on the All-Time Top Sires List • Sired 2011 NJHS Champion & Reserve Chi Females • Sired Reserve Champion Steer – 2011 NAILE • Sired Reserve Champion Steer – 2012 Ft. Worth • Sired Grand & Res. Chi Heifers – 2010 NAILE • In 2010, 102 high-selling calves grossed $1,258,350; Averaged $12,336 • 2010 - Monopoly sired 15 Grand or Reserve Grand Steers at State Fairs across the country


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Breed Changing Sires... …A look at some of the top sires of the breed Doctor Who 1CM

Eagle Scout 2CA Owner: Horsley Brothers, Galva, Ill.; Cardinal Cattle Co., Wyoming, Ill.; & RSE Farms, Stephens, Ga. Breeder: RSE Farms, Stephens, Ga. ACA#: 246389 % Chi: 28.32 DOB: 1/4/96 # Progeny Registered (‘11-’12): # Progeny Registered (‘10-’11): 7 # Progeny Registered (‘09-’10): 12 # Progeny Registered (‘08-’09): 9 Total Progeny Registered To Date: 684 Highlights: • #70 on the All-Time Top Sires List • The ONLY 3-time National Champion Chiangus Bull • 3-Time Show Sire of the Year • Sired numerous National Champions & Reserves, including HXC Mariah 4J, FBF Day Break PCA, PCC U-Da-Man & HXC Lace 273H 2CA • Generated hundreds of thousands of dollars in progeny revenue and still having an impact in the breed today

Owner: Habeger Show Cattle, Burt, Iowa Breeder: Habeger Show Cattle, Burt, Iowa ACA#: 294171 % Chi: 4.88 DOB: 3/25/01 # Progeny Registered (‘11-’12): 73 # Progeny Registered (‘10-’11): 145 # Progeny Registered (‘09-’10): 168 # Progeny Registered (‘08-’09): 157 Total Progeny Registered To Date: 1,017 Highlights: • #49 on the All-Time Top Sires List • Listed in the top 5 Show Sires of the Year for the last 5 years • Sired 2007 National Champion Chianina Bull • Sired 2007 Reserve National Champion Chianina Female • Sired 2006 National Champion Chianina Female • Sire of numerous champions and high sellers throughout the country

CJB Flash PCA Owner: Talmo Ranch, Talmo, Ga. Breeder: Charles J. Burk, Panhandle, Texas ACA#: 192862 % Chi: 50 DOB: 10/1/88 Total Progeny Registered To Date: 443 Highlights: • #106 on the All-Time Top Sires List • Listed in the top 6 Show Sires of the Year from 1999-2002 • Sired the 2000 National Champion Chiangus Bull • Sired the 2000 Reserve National Chiangus Female • Sired 1999 Reserve National Champion Chiangus Bull • Notable progeny include: PCC Texas Ranger, PCC Flash Magic, PCC Flash Queen, TR Flash of Talmo, RSRS Aphrodite & TBAR 8 Ball • Used heavily by CJB Chiangus, Pass Cattle Company, Talmo Ranch, Southern Light Farms, CK Cattle, Quarterback Ranch, along with many others ............Continued on page 34


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What Do Feedyards Look For In Feeder Cattle?


by Rory Lewandowski, Ohio Beef Cattle Letter, as printed in Beef Cow-Calf Weekly

BS Five Rivers Cattle Feeding is the world’s largest cattle• Utilize a health-protection program. feeding enterprise, consisting of 12 yards in nine states • Put effort into post-weaning management. and boasting a total one-time capacity of 930,000 head • Sell calves by uniform load-lot groups. Smaller operations of cattle and marketing 1.7 million head/year. The likes and can cooperate with neighbors or marketing groups to utilize dislikes of an outfit like that should carry a lot of weight with similar breeds, genetics and post-weaning programs. cow-calf producers and Tom Brink, Five Rivers’ vice president • Utilize age- and source-verified programs. of cattle ownership and risk management, is willing to give his Editor’s Note: When reviewing what Five Rivers is wanting in their opinion. feeder calves, Chianina cattle fit the mold that feedyards are looking Speaking at the Cattleman’s Roundup meeting in Gallia for. Let’s take advantage of this opportunity! County, OH, last fall, Brink said Five Rivers wants cattle that have good performance potential as defined by a high average daily gain, a low feed-to-gain ratio, and a desirable finish weight. But, at least a third of the cattle they see do not have good performance as judged by those three criteria. He says cattle that perform well, grade Choice, have a Yield Grade of 3 or less, and a carcass weight over 850 lbs. is ideal. The carcass weight figure surprised me because a few years back, carcass hursday pril weights over 850 lbs. were discounted by some packers. This is no longer the case Valentine Livestock Auction Market, Valentne, NE as demand for beef is strong and the cattle herd is in decline. Therefore, more pounds from fewer cattle is a necessity. In addition, Brink shared data from Five Rivers feedlots comparing the performance of steers that produced a 700- to hi ngus hi aine im ngus 800-lb. carcass vs. steers that produced a carcass of 850+ lbs. The heavier-carcass • Performance Evaluated • Ready to Work steers had higher average daily gain, • Ultrasound Measured • Hybrid Vigor! Don’t Ranch better feed conversion and boasted a $45/ • Semen Tested & Breeding Without It! head advantage over the lighter carcass steers, even with corn at $7/bu. According Soundness Evaluated to Brink, the ideal steer finishes at 1,3501,400 lbs. and produces a carcass of 850-885 lbs., and dresses 63-64%. Cardinal Cattle Company Foundation Genetics Wilson Cattle Company For those cattlemen who sell to feedWyoming, IL • 815.274.3860 Horse Cave, KY • 270.786.3020 Cloverdale, IN • 765.720.2715 yards, Brink says he considers the ideal steer as one that is 50-75% Angus as the Clarahan Farms Gehrke Farms Wilstem Cattle Company genetic base, 25-50% Continental breed Harper, IA • 319.330.6377 Delavan, IL • 309.846.1614 French Lick, IN • 812.630.4850 to provide muscling and to improve yield Double I Cattle Company Charlie High VKR Cattle Company grade, and up to 25% of any other breed. In Gallatin, MO • 660.772.3247 Anderson, IN • 765.425.4133 Dorr, MI • 616.896.9433 addition, he provided this list of what cowcalf producers can do to create more value in their feeder calves: Alan Sears • Use the right combination of breeds. 61 Westward Way, Eaton, CO 80615 • Use the right genetics within those Office: 970.454.3986 • Cell: 970.396.7521 breeds (cattle that will perform at a high • level).



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Bart Glass & Walco… Larger Than Life James Barton “Bart” Glass, 74, of Stanford, died Sunday, January 15, 2012. Born in Philadelphia, Pa., he was the son of the late James Edgar and Mary Julia Neely Glass. He was reared having a close association with purebred Holstein cattle. Bart attended Central Bucks High School where he was active in the Future Farmers of America, serving as president, and regional president. He obtained chapter and state farmer degrees, and won chapter, regional and state livestock judging contests as well as being runner up in the state dairy judging contest. Upon graduation he attended the National Agricultural College in Doylestown, Pa. Bart was president of the Block and Bridle Club for two years and class vice-president for three years. He won three major intercollegiate judging contests as a member of the livestock judging team. He also participated on the dairy judging and poultry judging team. Bart graduated in 1959 with a B.S. degree in animal science. During his college summers Bart worked for such noted Angus farms as Hideaway, Mahrapo and Ankony Farms. Upon graduation Bart and Jane were married and took over management of the Hasty Hills Angus herd in Suffern, New York, leading it to national recognition until its dispersal in 1965. The Glasses then rented Hasty Hills Farm and Glynwood Farm and operated their own herd of Angus cattle as well as an Angus sales management service until 1968. In 1968 Bart and George W. Perkins, a longtime Angus breeder, formed a partnership with locations in New York and Kentucky. During this period the Walbridge Farm herd bred, raised and showed 126 individuals at the International, Denver, Kansas City, Eastern National, Eastern States, Royal Winter Fair, Pennsylvania International, San Antonio, plus many state and regional shows. They exported cattle to eight foreign countries. The Walbridge partnership was dispersed in the fall of 1980. Bart started to breed Chianina cattle in 1973 and now owns and operates the Walco Chianina herd in Stanford, Ky. Bart was elected to Outstanding Young Men in America in 1969. He has judged many national and international livestock shows of many species and breeds in his career, both in this country and abroad. He was a respected livestock expert and consultant to many Standardbred breeders and both the Kentucky Standardbred and Lexington Selected Sales companies. He was a former president of the Mid-East Region of the American Chianina Association and was very active in the Angus Cattle Association. He raised many award winning cattle including Walbridge Barbara 12, Proud Lassie 649, Walbridge Milestone, Lombard, Walco Ky Colonel, Walco Golden Girl, Walco Silhouette and Walco Best Bet, as well as horses including Hesza a Laser, Hez Striking, Metropolitan, Scootin Mercedes, Lady Westgate, Tallulah Belle and many more award winning cattle and equine. He is survived by his wife, Jane Glass; three sons, John Daniel “Dan” Glass, James Barton (Lia) Glass Jr. , and Barton L. (Barbara) Glass; a sister, Betty Jane (Ralph) Maerz, and six grandchildren, Justus Barton Glass, Joshua Barton Glass, Lauren Jane Glass, James Jordan Glass, Jacon Ryan Glass and Lindsey Faye Glass.


ig Bart always liked big, growthy cattle having been raised around Holstein dairy cattle. I first became aware of Bart in the late 1960s at the International Livestock Exposition (NAILE’s predecessor) which at that time was a very influential show in show ring circles – even much more than Denver. Bart was pushing the frame and growth envelope with the Walbridge Angus (Millbrook, N.Y.) herd. He was one of the first (with Dr. Harlan Ritchie, MSU & Roy Wallace, Select Sires) to discover the Erdmann Angus herd of South Dakota, where LeRoy Erdmann had expanded his dad, Ora’s, quest for bigger Angus. The growthier ‘tide’ in cattle phenotype was gaining strength in all breeds with Erdmann’s being one of the Angus leaders to larger, later maturing Angus. Bart started using Erdmann bulls and purchased select females from this operation as well.


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I’m not sure just how and when Bart heard of Chianina, but he latched right onto the concept of producing a bigger framed, leaner, faster growing black breed and was one of the earliest ACA members. One of Bart’s early Italian Fullblood favorites was the bull Faletto. He was about the tallest, most agile bull of the initial Italian Fullblood importations to Canada (1970-71). Bart used the fullblood semen on the Walbridge Angus cows plus commercial Angus, Angus-Holstein, and Brown Swiss cows. Always interested in the Italian Fullblood Chianina sires, Bart jumped at the opportunity to select and import his own Italian sire. This was accomplished in 1974 when he imported a bull from France into the U.S. That bull, Lombard, arrived in the spring of 1975. The first time I personally saw Lombard – as a 2 yr old – was on a cattle selection tour ACA employee John Coble and I were on

during July - August, 1975. The Cattle It’s one of the most memorable sights advised for) were two of the buyers market had collapsed and only 3 of the I ever encountered in my cattleman of these females. Many solid genetic then 9 ACA Regions were able to hold days! What Bart was most proud of contributors from these herds have left regional with Lombard was their impact on the ACA, especially all heifer his exceptional dis- the Faletto and Faul sired females that selecposition – as good Bart purchased and bred to Lombard, tion field as I ever witnessed producing superior three-quarter Chidays the for an Italian FullAngus and black Chianina cattle. ACA used blood. As I said, Bart had used Falletto to select Over the next extensively. Breeding the Faletto entrants several years ChiAngus halfblood daughters to for the Lombard became Lombard proved Bart right for what he annual ACA the main Italian had hoped to achieve. Many of these National Fullblood ambasChiAngus were too large framed and Sale. So, sador for the ACA later maturing than what many others Lombard – This Italian Fullblood bull has 1,904 Dr. Jack with Bart and his were beginning to breed for, but were progeny registered at the ACA – #25 on the allPhillips dad, Jim Glass, just what Bart was dedicated to develtime top sire listing. put Coble exhibiting this oping. The most famous result of this and me on the road making herd visits ‘Gentle Giant’ all over sire combinato these other regions for those ACA the East, Midwest tion was an members who had nominated females. and Southeast. One exceptional black Walbridge Farms was one of the year they even had three-quarter Northeast Region members to have Lombard on display bull calf born nominated a female. As soon as John at Denver. Bart’s in May 1980. and I arrived in Millbrook, N.Y., though, dad was retired and Bart named this Bart wanted us to see Lombard. Bart during the middle bull Walco Ky. was as excited as any young kid would ‘70s served as North Colonel. The be at Christmas. Standing leaning on “Colonel” ultiEast Region Presia paddock fence Bart instructed his mately became dent and ACA Board two youngest sons – Jim (Jimmy) and the first Chimember. He and Bart Bart II (Barty) to go retrieve Lombard. Angus bull in spent untold hours at From where we were standing there ACA history to livestock expositions, was a small hillock in this pasture with be named a twocattleman meetings, no bull in sight. The two very young time ChiAngus etc., with Lombard boys (9 - 12 yrs old probably) disapNational Show extolling the virtues peared over the hill. Within minutes, up of Chianina and Grand Champion over the hill strides this huge beautiful (1981-82) and Chianina-cross comWalco Ky Colonel at the front door of the majestic beast being led by Barty solely posite breeds. Over went on to be ACA Headquarters in Blue Springs, Mo. with 2 fingers of his right hand in the one of the most his lifetime Lombard bull’s nose ring. Jimmy followed to sired 1,904 progeny registered with the heavily used AI ChiAngus sires of his keep Lombard moving at a good pace. time finally having 1,763 progeny regisACA. tered out of him. About this same time, Coble Bart and his Walco operation had a and I visited a herd in Montana great impact on the breed during the that had put together upwards of 1,000 halfblood Chianina females. 1970s and 1980s and truly believed in this great breed of cattle, staying active This operation was unfortunately in the breed until the end of his life. in bankruptcy, but Coble knew these cattle and convinced several His family will continue the work Bart started, continuing the legacy of the ACA members that it would be in a wise move to purchase some of Walco operation. ~ Richard Koonce, former ACA employee these great females. Walbridge/ Walco Display at 78th National Western Stock Walco and Lauxmont Farms (a Show in Denver, CO farm in Wrightsville, Pa., that Bart


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art Glass was a great man of reception at Bart and Jane’s home was substantial accomplishments in a solemn, yet joyous event. Despite the his personal life and an imporsadness of the occasion, there was an tant and respected member of the overwhelming sense of positive energy special fraternity of livestockmen. generated by the collective memory of Whether beef cattle or race horses, Bart Bart’s remarkable 74 years. Even with improved the livestock breeds fortunate medical issues and challenges, Bart enough to attract remained his focus and viable and energy. relevant The Chianina to the end breed was one of his life. group of seedstock He left that has been behind a greatly enhanced family well by Bart’s comequipped mitment to it’s to conadvancement. As tinue his a pioneer breeder, work and Walco Ky Colonel 1CA– 2-time ACA National Bart’s impact the grand Show Grand Champion with 1,763 registered on the Chianina tradition progeny in the ACA herdbook – #28 on the allbreed has been of Walco time top sire listing. pivotal. With the Farm. importation of the great fullblood bull, At the close of the graveside serLombard, and the establishment of the vices, a notable and breathtaking event Chiangus breed on the shoulders of occurred. An event so poignant and Walco’s Kentucky Colonel, the first truly unexpected as to never be forgotten noteworthy Chiangus bull, Bart forever by those of us in attendance. In the established himself as a great breeder 100-acre pasture that serves as the of Chianina cattle. majestic front yard of Bart and Jane’s Bart Glass passed away on Sunday, magnificent Walco Farm, a band of 12 January 15, 2012. His passing is a great Standardbred mares were grazing. The loss to his family, his community, and motorized funeral procession entered the livestock industry. Bart was buried the Farm, passing through that pasture in a meadow next to his home along on the way to Bart’s grave site. The side his two-million-dollar producer band of mares remained in a remote Chianina bulls, Lombard and Kentucky corner of the pasture throughout the Colonel. graveside services; however, as the Bart’s funeral, graveside service and services ended, and everyone started toward the house, the mares, as if on cue, galloped forward in a “V” formation led by a beautiful dappled gray mare that Bart had bought for Jane many years earlier. The gray mare was a successful racehorse and broodmare and was one of Bart’s favorites. She is known as Jane’s Mare. Led by Jane’s Mare on the point in a “V” formation, the group approached on a full Bart with one of his early show steers gallop to within 20 yards of the


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Bart and longtime ACA friends John Coble & Richard Arnold

fence and the crowd. There they stood motionless for about 30-40 seconds, ears forward in apparent silent tribute. As if that were not remarkable enough, the band, led by Jane’s Mare, suddenly and without warning moved away in a circular counter-clockwise direction and in a full trot made two large loops around the pasture. Amazingly, these beautiful mares returned to virtually the same spot 20 yards from the fence in the “V” formation with Jane’s Mare still in the lead position, ears up and stood motionless again for several moments and then the mares turned and slowly walked away. Everyone in the crowd was moved to smiles or tears, or both. We all agreed that what we had just witnessed was a fitting and awe-inspiring tribute to a great man.

~ Richard Alan Arnold

Editor’s Note: A special thank you to Richard Arnold & Richard Koonce for providing insight into the life of Mr. Glass and the Walco operation.

You Cannot Starve a Profit Into a Cow by Robert Wells Originally published in the Noble Foundation Ag News & Views, Ardmore, Okla. Reprinted with permission of The Noble Foundation


ost cattle producers in Oklahoma Table 1. 1200-pound cow; 20 pounds/day milk during peak lactation Months since and Texas had a difficult 2011. The calving DMI, lbs TDN, % TND, lbs CP, % CP, lbs drought prevented an adequate 1 26.8 58.7 15.7 10.1 2.7 amount of hay from being harvested or pur 2 27.8 59.9 16.7 10.7 3.0 chased for a reasonable price. Thus, most 3 28.4 57.6 16.4 9.9 2.8 producers are trying to survive winter 2012 4 27.4 56.2 15.4 9.3 2.5 by stretching forage and feed resources. 5 26.5 54.7 14.5 8.5 2.3 This can be accomplished with careful 6 25.7 53.4 13.7 7.9 2.0 thought and consultation with a nutritionist 7 24.2 44.9 10.9 6.0 1.5 to ensure that each cow’s nutrient require 8 24.1 45.0 11.0 6.2 1.5 ments are still being met for the stage of 9 24.0 47.1 11.3 6.5 1.6 production it is in. If corners are cut to save 10 23.9 49.3 11.8 7.0 1.7 money now, it can have long lasting reper 11 24.1 52.3 12.6 7.7 1.9 cussions. 12 24.6 56.2 13.8 8.8 2.2 The first consideration when pasture DMI = Dry Matter Intake; TDN = Total Digestible Nutrients; CP = Crude Protein quality and quantity are low during winter Adaptable from 1996 Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle. is that a spring calving cow’s requirements are increasing through late gestation and Table 2. continue to increase after calving and early Body Condition Score at Calving lactation. Table 1 demonstrates this trend and 4 or less 5 6 or more shows that a cow reaches its highest nutrient Trial 1 % in heat, 80 days after calving 62 88 98 requirements two months after calving. This Trial 2 % bred, 60 days 69 80 – table also lists the quality of the total diet Trial 3 % bred, 60 days 24 60 87 the cow must consume in order to meet her Trial 4 % bred, 180 days 12 50 90 requirements, including maintenance and Trial 5 % bred, 60 days 70 90 92 development of the fetus. If the cow is able to Adapted from Whiteman, 1975 (Trial 1) and Sprott (Trial 2-5) consume an ad libitum forage diet in the last month of pregnancy, she would need to eat last well into spring after grasses have started to grow again hay or pasture that was at least 56.2 percent total digestible because the cow must regain enough body condition to nutrients (or energy) and 8.8 percent crude protein. trigger the initiation of the reproductive cycle. This can lead Following drought, most ranchers do not have the luxury to the cow being bred late in the season or not at all. of enough pasture or hay to allow the cows to consume all Table 2 demonstrates the importance of body condition on that they want. This is when you should use the total pounds the rebreeding rate of mature cows. A cow in a body condiof each nutrient that the cow must have to meet her nutrition score of 4 or less has a dramatically reduced rebreeding tional requirements. Many times, we can meet her nutrient rate. Additionally, a cow that is in poor body condition at requirements with more nutrient-dense feeds such as alfalfa calving has a higher chance of dystocia, or calving problems. hay and by-product feeds without meeting the cow’s dry Feeding the cow herd during drought is a costly venture, matter intake requirements. The cow may still be hungry but not feeding them will cost you more in the long run because of lack of rumen fill, but she will not suffer from mal- through stillborn calves and dead or open cows next year. nourishment. You cannot starve profit into a cow. The consequences of not meeting the cow’s nutrient requirements prior to calving can have lasting effects on the cow and the ranching operation. A cow that is receiving inadequate nutrients and is losing weight will enter starvation mode, which may shut down the reproductive cycle. This can


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Breed Changing Sires... …A look at some of the top sires of the breed WOCR Double Star Ti M PCA Owner: Willow Oak Cattle Ranch, Inc., Rogersville, Tenn. Breeder: Willow Oak Cattle Ranch, Inc., Rogersville, Tenn. ACA#: 291957 % Chi: 34.27 DOB: 3/17/02 # Progeny Registered (‘11-’12): 44 # Progeny Registered (‘10-’11): 65 # Progeny Registered (‘09-’10): 36 # Progeny Registered (‘08-’09): 53 Total Progeny Registered To Date: 509 Highlights: • #89 on All-Time Top Sires List • Topped $600,000 in progeny sales in 2011 • Sire of R Magic Star PCA – 2008-2009 ACA All-American • Sire of many bulls working in commercial cattle herds across the country

Make plans to attend the 2012 NJHS in Lima, Ohio. Plans are underway for an awesome week! You won’t want to miss it! Hotel Information: Headquarters – Howard Johnson 1920 Roschman Ave., Lima, OH 45804, (419) 222-0004 • Block: JHS • $79/night Hampton Inn – 1933 Roschman Ave., Lima, OH 45804 • (419) 225-8300 • $89/night Holiday Inn – 803 South Leonard Ave., Lima, OH 45804 • (419) 879-4000 • $99/night


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Dec. 31, 2011 Green Oak Marketing Center New Paris, Ohio Sale managed by PrimeTime Agrimarketing Network, Inc. Sale Average: 8 Open Heifers – $54,000....... $6,750 4 Bulls – $15,700................... $3,925 39 Bred Heifers – $179,900.... $4,612 24 Cows – $89,450................. $3,727 75 Lots – $339,050................ $4,520

Bellar Cattle Company Beautiful Beef Babes Sale Jan. 29, 2012 Wisner Auditorium Wisner, Neb. Sale managed by PrimeTime Agrimarketing Network, Inc. Auctioneer – Ron Kreis

Top Bull: Lot 55 – $19,500 – BEF Mr Driver 70Y – A polled, March 18, 2011 son of WAGR Driver 706T from BEF Ms DM 4T to WAR Draftsman. He sold to Bob Tracy & Family, Juneau, Wisc.. Top Bred Heifer: Lot 1 – $11,000 – BEF Ms Legendary 101X – An April 21, 2010 daughter of I Am Legend from WB BEF Ms 8N by EBB Strictly Business. She sold bred to GOET I-80 to Goff Farms Show Cattle, Rockville, Ind. Top Open Heifer: Lot 83 – $8,500 – BEF Ms Driver 106Y – An April 25, 2011 daughter of WAGR Driver 706T from BEF Ms Draftsman 3T by WAR Draftsman. She sold to Abby Collins, Germantown, Ohio.

Sale Average: 24 Bulls – $94,350................. $3,931 8 Open Heifers – $36,000....... $4,500 48 Bred Heifers – $184,800.... $3,850 80 Lots – $315,150................ $3,939

Horsley Brothers Eastern Xposure XII Feb. 4, 2012 Green Oak Marketing Center New Paris, Ohio Sale managed by PrimeTime Agrimarketing Network, Inc. Auctioneer – Kevin Wendt Sale Average: 9 Cows – $28,650................... #3,183 28 Bulls – $94,150................. $3,362 21 Bred Heifers – $98,500...... $4,690 58 Lots – $221,300................ $3,815 Top Chi Bull: Lot 7 – $10,500 – HB Bystander 42Y 1CM – A March 7, 2011 son of OSU Moneymaker 8169 from HB Ms Different 208U by HB Something Different. One-half interest sold to Kevin Fisher & Family, Harrod, Ohio.

ACA Production Sale Reports

The Winners Circle Sale

Top Chi Female: Lot 57 – $6,800 – HB Ms Answer 08X 1CM – A February 26, 2010 daughter of SP The Answer 813 from HB Gold Locks 39U by HB Something Different. She sold bred to GOET I-80 to Kevin Fisher & Family, Harrod, Ohio.

Office Update…


by Jennifer Roach, Office Manager & Registrar

can’t speak for all of you, but I can tell you that here in Missouri, winter missed us. I can also tell you that I didn’t miss it! I long for spring – when trees begin to blossom and the grass begins turning green!! Spring also brings forth the end of the ACA fiscal year, which officially ends as of April 30th. That also means in order to be listed in our membership’s “Yellow pages”, located in our herd book; you need to be active as of the year-end date. Our Yellow pages gives public access to our active membership. If you wish to be listed, make sure your membership is paid up! April 30th is also the deadline to get credit for calves registered this last year. Our annual herd book lists our top 50 breeders and I would hate to see some of you not get credit where credit is due simply because you didn’t get your records submitted in time. As always, your ACA staff is ready to assist you with any questions or problems you have. Many breeders have begun taking advantage of our online services, which we strive to keep simple and user friendly. We have had much positive feedback and continue to take suggestions in ways to continue improving.


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by Baxter Black, DVM


s part of the government’s stimulus program they are offering $500 million worth of grants to create and train “Green Jobs.” I’m not sure how they define ‘green’? But there is certainly one job description that should be at the top of the list if you’re looking for the purest form of green jobs; farming. It is a profession that recycles the land, the water, the air, the animals and the crops. Plants take in carbon dioxide and emit oxygen. Farmers take dirt, rain, seeds and sun and covert it to protein, carbs, oxygen, minerals and vitamins essential to life on our planet. Coincidentally, there is high-level discussion concerning the safety of children on the farm, which itself, is a controversial subject. The chasm is between two cultures and how they define “Dangerous.” Take firearms, for instance. The Outdoor/Rural side believes firearms are to hunt. The Suburban/Urban side thinks firearms are handguns whose primary uses are self-protection and/or armed robbery. Pocket knives are an essential tool to those who work outdoors. In the city they are used to clean fingernails and too dangerous to have in public schools. Driving a vehicle, be it a 4-wheeler, tractor or grain truck usually in a confined area (on the farm) allows a young person to be more useful. To a city kid, getting his permit at 15 allows him to get to school and hang out with his friends. City streets and traffic make driving dangerous. 15 years old is soon enough for them. CONCLUSION: With Uncle Sam 1) wanting to put money into

green jobs, 2) acknowledging that farming is the greenest job there is, and 3) concern about farm kids safety, let me make a rational suggestion: How about we pour a justified portion of the $500 million into serious vocational training for farm kids, probably through the FFA and Vo Ag. It could be voluntary, approved by parents, and start as early as grade school in a light simulator except it emulates tractors, graders, ATV’s, farm machinery and grain trucks. Finance a course in livestock handling and procedures. In defense of farm and ranch parents, over a period of time they teach their children the vocational skills needed on their particular operation. And Vo Ag classes do exist that teach many of the farm skills that fill in the gaps. But there is no doubt that a healthy injection of funding from the “Green Job” 500 million dollar fund, would be far better spent on farm kids than on budding OSHA regulators, consultants and fly-by-night “Clean Energy” carpet baggers. No one denies that farm kids can be put in harm’s way, but it would be much more effective if we as farmers and ranchers made a visible, tangible effort to teach them safety habits and rules. We can sure do it better than the usual urban ham-handed government agencies. Whattya think? Someone get the Department of Labor on the phone!

On The Edge of Common Sense


"Grab Your Chis and Head to the Maine Event" 2012 National Junior Heifer Show – Lima, Ohio – June 16-22, 2012 Entry/Ownership Deadline: May 1, 2012


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CONTESTS Stockman’s Quiz | Salesmanship | Team Fitting | Showmanship Livestock Judging | Public Speaking | Quiz Bowl | Photography Shows Chi/Chimaine/Chiford Females | Chiangus Females | Bred & owned Females Prospect & Progress Steers | Bred & Owned Bulls entry forms available April 1 at For more information, contact Heather Counts, director of shows & activities at 517.214.0927 or


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Around the Ring with…


Name:...................................................................... Kelsey Rutt Birthdate:.................................................... February 15, 1992 Siblings:...........................................................MaKayla & Quin Parents:.........................................................Robin & Kyle Rutt School you attend/grade:.. Sophomore at Southeast Community College Favorite Color:.................................................................Pink Favorite Movie/TV Show:.A Walk To Remember & Criminal Minds Favorite Singer/Music Group:........Lady Gaga, Eric Church, Casey Donahew Favorite Book/Author:........................Twilight Series & The Hunger Games Pet Peeve:.......................................................... People chomping their gum Favorite Subject in School:.............................Anything dealing with science Names of your current show calves:...... Lady Gaga, Miss B., Freddy, Fergie Favorite NJHS memory & why:..... Winning the cow/calf division last year at junior nationals Favorite NJHS contest & why:.....Showmanship because all they’re judging is you and not yoru calf Least Favorite Show Day Task :.....................Getting up and breaking down Would you rather read a book, play cards or fit a calf?............Fit a calf Chocolate or Vanilla:................................................................ Chocolate Favorite activity outside the showring: .......Shopping and hanging out with friends What do you want to be when you grow up?................................. ...This fall I will be attending Clarkson College to pursue a Bachelors in Medical Imaging along with an Associates in Radiologic Technology What quality/skill do you have that you are most proud of?...... Being able to communicate with people whether they are young or old. Early Bird or Night Owl?.........................................................Night Owl Most embarrassing show moment:.......................... Way to many to name. Why do you show/raise Chi cattle:......I attended my first junior nationals in 2006 and ever since I can’t get enough of it! Who has been your mentor & why?...... My mom because she has always been there for me and has always supported me in everything I do. Advice to a new junior starting in the Chi breed:..................................... When I decided to attend my first junior nationals in 2006, I refused to do any contest and my second mom, Vern Nelson, said I wasn’t allowed to go unless I competed in all the contests. To this day I am thankful for what she told me because without doing the contests and being involved with this great association I wouldn’t be where I am today in my life. Would we find you on the wash rack or on the blower?................. Both One weird habit/fact about you:............................. I am addicted to gum! Favorite show animal & why?......Every single heifer I have shown because I have made so many great memories with each of them.


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Kelsey & Quin Rutt Quin Name:.........................................................................................Quin Rutt Birthdate:........................................................................... July 26, 1995 Siblings:......................................................................Kelsey and MaKayla Parents:.........................................................................Robin & Kyle Rutt School you attend and grade:................. Sophomore at Minden High School Favorite Color:................................................................................. Red Favorite Movie/TV Show:......................8 Seconds & Two and a Half Men Favorite Singer/Music Group:................................................Eric Church Favorite Book/Author:...................................................The Show Circuit Pet Peeve:............................................................. People slurping spaghetti Favorite Subject in School:........................................................... Metals Names of your current show calves:........ Sexy Rexy and Miss Periwinkles Favorite NJHS memory & why?....Getting lost in the ghetto of Kansas City with Kelsey Favorite NJHS contest & why?.....Livestock judging because I like evaluating cattle Least favorite show day task?............................................Breaking down Would you rather read a book, play cards or fit a calf?...........Fit a calf Chocolate of Vanilla?....................................................................Vanilla Favorite activity outside the show ring:.............................. FFA or Golfing What do you want to be when you grow up?..................Farmer/Rancher What quality/skill do you have that you are most proud of?.Being able to fit a calf. Early bird or night owl?.......................................................... Night Owl Most embarrassing show moment:..... ...Getting my show stick caught in the calf’s tail. Why do you show/raise Chi cattle?.They are great cattle to show and have all the necessities to make a great cow herd. Who has been your mentor & why?. Ward Eckloff. He has helped me within and outside the show ring. Advice to a new junior starting in the Chi breed:...Get involved in as many activities as you can. Would we find you on the wash rack or on the blower?..................Both One weird habit/fact about you:..................................... I hate chocolate! Favorite show animal & why:.................... Sexy Rexy because he is a stud.


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New Minimum Percentage Rule Effective Jan. 1, 2012 The minimum percentage rule for nationally sponsored ACA shows and sales took effect on Jan. 1, 2012. If you have any questions on this rule, please contact the ACA office or any ACA board member.

ACA Board Policy Adopted April 2010 “Breeding cattle born on or after January 1, 2012 must have a minimum of 6.25% Chianina blood in order to participate in ACA nationally sponsored shows or sales. Nationally sponsored shows or sales include the following: The Southwest Stock Show & Rodeo in Ft. Worth; the Junior National; the National Show in Louisville; and the National Western Stock Show in Denver.” Breeding cattle with less than 6.25% Chianina blood are still eligible for registration and may still be shown or sold at any show or sale other than ACA nationally sponsored shows or sales.

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ACA Show Reports

Scarlet & Gray Midwest Showdown

Gallia County Preview Gallipolis, Ohio Jan. 21-22, 2012 Judges: Ryan Mattocks & Ben Warfield

Columbus, Ohio Jan. 7-8, 2012 Judges: Jon DeClerk & Shaun Varner

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3rd Overall Heifer – Ring A Grand Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring A Udell Chia 1Y 1CM Sire: Northern Improvement 4480 (AN) Exhibited by Maddy Udell, Sioux City, Iowa

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

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

Grand Champion Chianina Heifer – Day 1 WILC Sophie 849Y 1CM Sire: Who Made Who 411F 1CM Exhibited by Madison Jones, Winchester, Ohio

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

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Day 1 Ms Ace 327Y 1CM Sire: ASHW Who Da Man Exhibited by Sarah Simpson, Russellville, Ohio

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Grand Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring B Udell Chia 1Y 1CM Sire: Northern Improvement 4480 (AN) Exhibited by Maddy Udell, Sioux City, Iowa


Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring B SIMM Miss Libby II 2CM Sire: WNT Carnac 88P 1CM Exhibited by Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.

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

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

3rd Overall Steer Grand Champion Chianina Steer – Day 1 BHN Soapweed 1CM Sire: Smilin Bob 1CM Exhibited by Lindsey Pugh, Louisville, Ohio

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

Clark County Cattle Battle Springfield, Ohio Feb. 11-12, 2012 Judges: Krisha Curtis & Harlan Yocham

3rd Overall Heifer Grand Champion Chianina Heifer – Day 2 WILC Sophie 849Y 1CM Sire: Who Made Who 411F 1CM Exhibited by Madison Jones, Winchester, Ohio

4th Overall Heifer Grand Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring A Kayla 507Y 1CM Sire: Eye Candy 1CM Exhibited by Hannah Topmiller, Pleasant Plain, Ohio

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Day 2 Exhibited by Grant McIntosh

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring A WILC Sophie 849Y 1CM Sire: Who Made Who 411F 1CM Exhibited by Madison Jones, Winchester, Ohio

Grand Champion Chianina Steer – Day 2 BHN Soapweed 1CM Sire: Smilin Bob 1CM Exhibited by Lindsey Pugh, Louisville, Ohio

Grand Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring B Kayla 507Y 1CM Sire: Eye Candy 1CM Exhibited by Hannah Topmiller, Pleasant Plain, Ohio

Reserve Champion Chianina Steer – Day 2 LSF 02Y 1CM Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Logan Shell, Lancaster, Ohio

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer – Ring B SJMN Sheena 1CM Sire: Northern Improvement 4480 (AN) Exhibited by Shelby Manning, Union City, Ohio

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

ACA Show Reports

Gallia County Preview Cont.

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

Grand Champion Chianina Steer – Ring B GOON 2Y 1CM Sire: Walks Alone 1CM Exhibited by Riley Randall, Centerburg, Ohio

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


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ACA Show Reports

Purdue AGR Preview Show Lafayette, Ind. Feb. 17-19, 2012 Judges: Brig Stewart & Clint Woodrow



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

Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer JPCC Nelly 1CM Sire: Monopoly 1CM Exhibited by Megan Hunt, New Madison, Ohio

Chiangus • Chimaine Hybrid Angus

7 Reasons a Ramsey Chiangus Hybrid Breeding Bull will add More Value to YOUR Bottom Line: 3 Customer-focused on economically important traits 3 Black-hided calves with Hybrid Vigor 3 Increased pounds of calf weaned per cow exposed from 8-25% 3 1st year structural soundness & fertility guarantee 3 Increased performance, feed efficiency & carcass grade and yield 3 Honest, hard-working cattle backed by honest, hard-working people

Customer Focused on Value Traits & Services

Bulls, Bred Females and & Open Breeding Heifers For Sale Now by Private Treaty

Producers of Chiangus, Chimaine & Hybrid Angus Breeding Cattle

–– Ramsey Chiangus –– 3rd Overall Steer Grand Champion Chianina Steer Mani 1CM • Sire: Smilin Bob 1CM Exhibited by Danielle Heintz, Lakeview, Ohio

Lincoln, Nebraska Bill & Linda Ramsey 308.380.1549 •

RESTRICTED BULLS – The following bulls are currently restricted for registration because they are lacking DNA and/or Genetic Testing information. No calves will be registered out of these bulls until the proper testing is on file. If you have any questions, please give us a call. Reserve Champion Chianina Steer Exhibited by Haley Funk, Lowell, Ind.


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Carpe Diem, Bleeding Purple, Eye Candy, Hannibal, Ladies Man, Hollywood, Naughty Pine, Point Taken & Troubador.

Chiangus & Chiford Cattle

Ned Ellis

Home (334) 227-4446

Chuck Madaris


Cell: (334) 657-5833

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


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

Web site:



Thank you to everyone who supported our 1st Online Bull Sale. Visit our website:

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

Georgia CHIANGUS Tim & Judy Gilstrap

Terry Johnson 309.337.8440



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

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

indiana Gettinger ChiAngus

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

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

Gehrke Farms

Selling Bulls, Heifers & Steers

Farms, Inc.

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

Drew Johnson 309.337.5700

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

1355 Wright’s Mill Rd. Commerce, GA 30530

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

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Talmo Ranch


Rob Postin

Jeff & Lisa Gettinger

Sam Gettinger

4858 E 200 S Rushville, IN 46713 (765) 561-4434

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

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

2012 Herd Reference Edition

Ad Deadline: April 5 – Contact Heather at 517.214.0927 for ad info. ACJ

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Chi Genetics Directory


Guest Ranch

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

Grand Champion Pen of Heifers 2010 North American International Livestock Expo

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

Sale Labor Day Weekend

Home of WRL Tracken Norman

Iowa Mark L. & Caralee Rogers

Chiangus Chimaine Club Calves Larry and Barb Garrett

Chis Made Right Today

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

Chi-Maine Breeding Stock Quality Alfalfa for Sale

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



Clarahan Farms Dennis • Ryan • Neil

Breeders of Chiangus Cattle Scott Trennepohl

Jeff Trennepohl

(765) 620-1700 • cell (765) 779-4528 • home

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

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

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

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

Mike & Teresa Rose

Logansport, Indiana (574) 753-4652

Gary & Bev Rose

(515) 965-1551

Jim Johnson • Polk City, Iowa (515) 984-6952 •

Sexton ChiAngus

Upcoming Advertising Deadlines:

Lyle, Stephanie Ty & Keiffer Ainsworth, IA

• Herdbook Issue: April 1 • August Issue: July 1


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319-648-3928 Wiggle With A Vue

CF Carlada Farms Chiangus Cattle

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

591 Warner Rd. Nancy, KY 42544

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


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

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

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

Champagne Farms Fullblood Chianina Bulls & Females Available Chris & Brandhi Howard 5365 West Highway 36 Sharpsburg, KY 40374 606.247.2154



Chiangus, Chimaine & Angus Bulls Available by Private Treaty

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

Harlan & Leah Ritchie 4537 Comanche Dr. Okemos, MI 48864 (517) 333-0649 VF New Edition 201 1CM 2003 ACA National Champion Chi Bull


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

For Sale: Semen on RDD Mr VRD 105N

Chi Genetics Directory

Ventura Farm


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


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

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

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

Cattle Company Home of FBF Nevada Nights 2CA

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

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


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Chi Genetics Directory


North Carolina

Wayne & Barb Ohlrichs

Carolina Chiangus

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

Chi's, Maines & Angus

Club Calves & Breeding Stock the brand of quality

Visitors Always Welcome! E-mail:

Ramsey Chiangus Lincoln, Nebraska

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

North dakota

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

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

2009 NWSS Champion Chianina Pen

Visit us at

New jersey

M elroe F arms


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

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

Adam F. Ambielli

412 Trimmer Road Califon, New Jersey 07830 (908) 832-2526

Upcoming Advertising Deadlines: • Herdbook Issue: April 1 • August Issue: July 1


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

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

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Form to Function BFW Hot Iron 1CM



Home Phone (937) 548-3050

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


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

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

“Come visit us in the beautiful Sequatchie Valley”

John Coble, Consultant • (406) 254-2548 Scott Coble, Herd Manager • (423) 921-4221 Business Office: Old Mills Square • 215W. Broadway St., Ste. D, Rogersville, TN 37857 (423) 272- 0225 RichardAlanArnold, President & Manager


Classic Genetics Chase Comer P.O. Box 705 • Ardmore, OK 73402 (580) 504-1716 Purebred Chiangus We breed for OPTIMUMS. Not extremes. Performance tested bulls and females • Show prospects

Willow Oak Chiangus Ranch

Bottom Line Genetics For Profit Minded Cattlemen

Woodhaven Farms

Sponsor of


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Tennessee Chianina Steer & Heifer Futurity

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

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

Graham Chiangus Breeders of Quality Chi Cattle Pete, Debra, Taylor & Blythe Graham

White Cattle Company Your West Coast Chi Connection Mary Lee & Doris White 74138 Turnout Road • Burns, OR 97720 (541) 589-1476 – Mary Lee (541) 573-6566 – Doris •

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

Upcoming Advertising Deadlines: • Herdbook Issue: April 1 • August Issue: July 1 ACJ

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

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

Jered Shipman • Herdsman/Consultant • (806) 983-7226 Fax: (806) 652-3738

Fullblood Chianina bulls and females always available.

Charles McDonald Ranch Manager/Herdsman Hwy. 281 North Hico, TX 76457 (254) 796-4070 • Fax (254) 796-2330

West Virginia

McHale Farms Lewisburg & Union, West Virginia Land & Cattle Club Calf & Chiangus Steve McHale P.O. Box 302 • Union, WV 24983 (304) 772-3389 • (304) 667-1962

Mexico Chianina Fullbloods Rancho La Mesa Jason Schrick Business: (817) 596-0799 Cell: (817) 366-8511

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

Certified Brucellosis & TB Free Herd ID #20020090310

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

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

Northeast Region


Circle E Cattle Company Mineral Wells, Texas

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


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BW Ethridge (940) 452-1100

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March/April 2012 • ACJ

Bushy Park Farm Steve Robinson, Owner

40281 260th Street • Mitchell, SD 57301 Fax: 605-996-0721 • Toll Free: 888-502-7322 Cory Thomsen, General Manager, 605-730-2397 Stephanie Steck, Marketing, 402-680-1254 On-line at: Visitors always welcome! Saturday, March 24th at 4:30 P.M. cSt • Bruce BrookS Sale Facility, Marrietta, oklahoMa

40 of our Best May - November Born Show heifer Prospects • 1 Stout Promotional Bull offered Many Breeds represented: Maine, Mainetainer, chianina, angus, Simmental, Simangus & commercial.

sire. Jimmy The Greek - dam. Double Vision June - Chianina

sire. Monopoly - dam. Doctor Who May - MaineTainer

sire. Hard Drive - dam. S594 Meyer September - MaineTainer

sire. Monopoly - dam. 055M September - Chianina

sire. Milk Man - dam. Hurricane/Angus August - Chianina

sire. Indian Outlaw - dam. N. Improvement August - Chianina

sire. Milk Man - dam. Slow Burn September - Chianina

sire. Yellow Jacket - dam. Double Vision October - MaineTainer

sire. Boomer - dam. S38 Meyer November - 3/4 Maine

sire. Boomer - dam. Eva 33S September - PB Maine

sire. Monopoly - dam. 055M September - Chianina

sire. Cyrus - dam. 857 September - Hereford


Opportunities like this don’t come around very often in life. Here is your chance to purchase semen on the only 3-time National Champion Bull and breed great, EAGLE SCOUT! The owners have agreed to sell flush quality semen on the open market – A perfect way for breeders to increase the Chi percentage in their cattle to help meet the new 6.25% rule for showing at ACA nationally sponsored shows.

Semen Packages – 10 units/package; $250/unit Semen must be purchased in 10 unit increments Sire: Eagle Vision 1CA • Dam: RSE Miss Val 96Z 1CA 28.32% Chi

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