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Eaton Herd Sire Prospects on Test Averages: WW: 682 lb. ADG: 3.55 lbs. 205 Index: 111 Have you made your Herd Bull decision? 90 yearling Herd Sire prospects on test, available in March.

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


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He will influence Cattlemen and the Charolais breed for generations. Mr. Harold Pate was a family man who served our country for 39 years in the Army National Guard. He was a successful rancher and his Charolais always performed in a Superior manner. After studying the breed, the first BJR Charolais cattle were selected from Harold’s forage based program. These selections formed the foundation of the BJR Program. We at BJR Summerford Charolais and the entire Charolais family will miss our great friend. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Miss Joan and family on Mr. Harold’s passing.

HEP King Grazer 25A

This many-time Trait Leader signifies the influence the HEP prefix has had on the Charolais breed.

“Quality and Performance Cattle in North Alabama”

• Performance • Pedigree • Grass Developed

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BJR Summerford Charolais Robert A. Summerford II Alan Summerford • (256) 758-0652 4087 Hwy. 31 SW • Falkville, AL 35622 Located 12 miles north of Cullman

(256) 784-5275 Bus. • (256) 784-5831 Res. • E-Mail:

Visit our web site:


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Official Publication of the American-International Charolais Association V o l . 36, N o . 1

ON The Cover– Photo by Molly Schoen at Hebbert Charolais Ranch, Hyannis, Neb. Cover by Molly Schoen


29 Factors That Affect Breeding Ability in Bulls By Heather Smith Thomas.


Roll of Excellence Show Results

National Western Stock Show and Ft. Worth Stock Show Results.

62 Sexed Semen Guide Uses in ET & IVF.

90 Transitioning Yearling Bulls By Heather Smith Thomas.

Journal Staff J. Neil Orth CPI President

David Hobbs


Columns 17

Molly Schoen


Field Representatives



Refer to page 18

Charolais Viewpoint by J. Neil Orth

In Case You Haven’t Noticed.

Genetic Viewpoint by Robert Williams

The American Charolais

Junior Viewpoint by Tara Fountain

Get to Know Your Director - Area 1, Chelsea Woodcock

Activities & Reference

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

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

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Association Updates New Members Sales Review AIJCA News Notes

61 Spring Board Meeting Schedule 64 AICA News Notes 110 Calendar 112 Advertisers’ Index

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

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Building the Next Generation. Proven...Cow Families, Production, Results

M&M Raptor 8122 Pld

LT Windstorm 8223 Pld

DR Stealth 574

Stealth x 7M

2012 Milk Trait Leader

Proven Outcross

Here’s just a sample of our 2009 and 2010-born replacement females... Herd No.










Stealth Duke 914 x Sweetheart 320








Big Numbers


Stealth Baldridge Sweetheart 7M








Low birth + carcass


Stealth Duke 914 x Elvira 81D








Maternal Value


Wind Storm

Stealth x Ult Wind








Top 15% Milk


Wind Storm

Stealth x Duke 914








WWR: 110 YWR: 108


Stealth Fasttrack x Duke 914








Top 7% TM










Production Pedigree


Stealth Wind Storm x Impressive








Growth + Milk



9108 x Wind

Select Production Females and Show Heifer Prospects Available Private Treaty

805 N. 25th • Perry, OK 73077 Kevin Wiley, Ranch Manager (580) 572-2555 Barn or Office (580) 370-1483 Cell

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Announcing the Complete Dispersal of

Double O Charolais

March 24, 2012 • at the ranch Featuring 60 Bulls and over 100 Females

Time Proven

Stacked Pedigree


WM Ali Star 250 P ET 2012 Weaning Weight Trait Leader

Double-H Big League 926W ET Pld


Sire: VCR Sir Duke 914 Pld Dam: NF Agatha 9581 Pld EPDs: 5.0 1.3 44 75 18 2.6 40 1.1

Selling Semen Interest and Semen Inventory

Power Plus Performance


Sire: Double-H Major League 704 TET Dam of Sire: Thomas Swisser Sweet 1764 “Zsa Zsa” Dam: M6 Ms E46’s Duke 248 PET EPDs: 3.6 39 65 6 25 • Pedigree stacked with breed legends!

Proven Donor

M&M Ms Wyo Wind 2642 Pld ET Wyoming Wind x Duchess 433 EPDs: 3.5 40 71 6 26 1.5


This Donor Sells!

BJR Thundering Value 7124 Pld M751654 2012 WW Trait Leader Sire: LT Thundering Wind 5200P Dam: LT Unlimited Maid 7184 P EPDs: 2.6 50 83 8 33 1.3

Sale Consultant:

Greg Hubert • Hubert Cattle Sales Oakley, Kansas (785) 672-3195 (o)•(785) 672-7449 (c) greghubert@st-tel. net

Double O Charolais

Alton & Wilma Oney (903) 930-4759 • David & Linda Oney (903) 930-0236 525 Daniels Rd. • Marshall, TX 75670 • e-mail:

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WM Ms Ag Cigar N15 P ET F996866

LHD Cigar x NF Agatha 9581 EPDs: 3.7 42 74 16 1.9 37 0.9

This tremendous Donor sells!

BHD Reality T3136 Pld

Breeders really liking his calves

Calving Ease – Milk – Powerful Growth

DA Cash 732 Pld ET

Maternal and Carcass Prospect

Eatons Royal Dynasty 6164 Pld Balanced growth with high milk

LT Bridger 9191 Pld Performance: WW, YW, CW

Riverdale Top End H114 ET Pld 914 x Cigar, Canadian Qualified

ssss ss

BJR Easy Edge 968 ET P

AI Consulting AI/Palpation Clinics Professional Exporting Semen & Embryo Sales AI & ET Equipment Sales Semen & Embryo Warehouse

AI/Palpation Clinic Dates April 10-13 May 8-11

SR/NC Field Rep 2158 Pld ET Mr Perfect x 914, performance sire

TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET Pld

43rd National Show Grand Champion Bull

Winn Mans Lanza 610S Pld

Outcross Genetics, Lindskov-Thiel Proven

3300 Longmire Drive College Station, Texas 77845 (979) 693-0388 • (800) 786-4066 (979) 693-7994 (FAX) see our website for a complete listing.

lt rio blanco 1234 pld LT Thundering wind 5200 pld lt unlimited ease 9108 pld lt western edge 4057 pld m6 fresh air 8165 pld et m6 full course 1359 pld et M6 Full throttle 2138 Pld et m6 function 169 pld et m6 gain & grade 927 pld m6 grid maker 104 pld et M6 new Standard 842 pld Et mt-hls lead on 197/0 Oakdale duke 9003 pld obg stan 4502 pld/s ra big cat 9017 pld raile 2250 to77 pld rc budsmydad 225 pld rc denver 6026 pld riverdale top end h114 et pld schurrtop hcr rancher pld SKYMONT EASE 2078 PLD sparrows madrid 7m pld sr/nc field rep 2158 pld et SVY Silversmith pld 903W thomas oahe wind o772 et pld thomas redneck 2609m pld three trees wind 2638 et pld tr mr fire water 5792r et pld TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET pld TR PZC Holywater 9777 ET Pld TR PZC Rapid Fire 9775 ET Pld tr red smoke pld ttr-ohf beyond the grid pld vcr sir duke 914 pld wc big ben 9036 pld wcr prime cut 764 pld wcr sir duke 17j et pld lc mr southpaw 7090 pld et(Sexed) WCR sir duke 7340 Pld lc suspect 0109 p et wcr sir impressive 8191 pld lcoc polled value p063S pld WF impressive 636 pld LHD Flawless r1538 pld Winn Mans Lanza 610S PLD link mr 650 gunner wind 317 p WM Ali Star 250 pld et lt bluegrass 4017 pld Full French Genetics lt blue value 7903 pld hamm charboneau 2n LT BRIDGER 9191 PLD HAMM MOGO U23 lt easy blend 5125 pld Infant LT Easy Pro 1158 Pld paladin pld LT LEDGER 0332 PLD twj offenbach 558 pld lt long distance 9001 pld twj rocky top 240 lt polled value 9089 LT Predictable Mac 2059 Pld 4l unlimited yl06 pld ace-orr efficient 972 pld baldridge fasttrack 82f pld BHD Reality t3136 Pld BIG CREEK INDIAN OUTLAW 932 PLD BJR Copperhead 895 Pld BJR EASY EDGE 968 ET PLD BJR Super Silver 719 ET Pld br duke 261 pld CJC Illusion N111 Pld/S cjc mr president t122 pld CJC Trademark h45 pld/s cmf 241 rio blanco 378r pld cooley royce 1107t39 pld da cash 132 pld et double-h mahalo 749t et pld DR STEALTH 574 eatons leader 2233 pld eatons royal dynasty 6164 pld EC No Doubt 2022 pld ec reliable 5043 pld fc turbo 756 pld Gerrard Montezuma 6T pld hbr equalizer 940 pld et hbr magnum 93 pld HBR magnum 542 pld hbr program 218 pld hbr program 297 pld JDJ Royal Trade N134 Pld jdj smokester j1377 pld et jdj ssr smokin Joe j1382 et pld jds he’s my king 2038 et pld JWK IMPRESSIVE D040 ET PLD kass kojack s45 pld keys mchenry 24m pld Keys Stinger 261 Pld lc mr southpaw 7090 pld et

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VCR Seedstock stack generations of Balance Multiple Trait selection - EPDS, Performance, Structure, Milk - to provide our customers with predictable results - Profit and Satisfaction.

The Next Generation VCR Herd Sires stack time proven performance pedigrees. Contact VCR or Bovine Elite for semen on these and other VCR Herd Sires. HC Rhinestone 8355 P

VCR Sir Silverman 508P

WCR Sir Fa Mac 2244

The Benchmark Sire EPDs: CE: -5.5 BW: 3.0 WW: 29 YW: 57 M: 11 MCE 4.3 TM: 25 SC: 0.4

M763414 WW/R: 690/111 Easy Pro x Cadillac

M703901 WW/R: 689/101 YW/R: 1,358/106 Silver Edge x 2244 x D040 EPDs: CE: 4.3 BW: -0.8 WW: 31 YW: 61 M: 10 MCE 2.6 TM: 25 SC: 0.6 • Balanced Numbers

EPDs: CE: 2.3 BW: 0.4 WW: 35 YW: 44 M: 10 MCE -2.4 TM: 28 SC: 0.3 • Look Plus Carcass Value

WCR Sir Vision 4246 P

Keys Dakota Syle 83W P

M683465 WW/R: 757/111 YW/R: 1,311/105 Visionary x Wind x YL06

VCR Sir Duke 914 Pld

20-Time Multiple Trait Leader EPDs: CE: 10.3 BW: -0.4 WW: 40 YW: 63 M: 20 MCE 4.1 TM: 40 SC: 1.3

M777041 WW/R: 788/107 YW: 1,337 Dakota Style x Keys Duke EPDs: CE: -0.3 BW: 1.1 WW: 38 YW: 59 M: 9 MCE 2.6 TM: 27 • Outcross Solution

EPDs: CE: 3.3 BW: -2.2 WW: 29 YW: 55 M: 6 MCE 6.0 TM: 21 SC: 1.3 • Low Birth plus performance

Here’s just a sample of the quality Performance polled bulls we have on test and available at Private Treaty. Herd No.







914 x Wind




Tradition 44

Flash x Eliminator*




Duke 2141

Trademark x Wind






Duke 914

Mac 3334 x Monte Carlo






Vision 4246

Wind x Grau






Dakota Style

Tradition 44 x Tatonka





Dakota Style

Truevalue x Tradition 44




Vision 4246

Dakota 699 x Truevalue



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Top 15% WW, Milk





*Dam of Distinction



Top 4% Milk



Unique Pedigree



Solid Number Spread




Low Birth





Top 9%WW, 7% YW





Balanced Numbers

Stop by the ranch or give us a call!

Vedvei Charolais

Alan & Deb Vedvei 44213 204th St. • Lake Preston, South Dakota 57249 (605) 847-4529 • Fax (605) 847-4810 • 2000 AICA Seedstock Producer of the Year

Thomas Ranch

40th Annual Bull Sale Tuesday, April 10, 2012

• At the Thomas Ranch Sales Facility LUNCH 11:30AM • SALE 1:00PM


100 Charolais Bulls @ 1:00PM 125 Yearling Angus Bulls @ 2:30 PM 25 Yearling Sim-Angus Bulls 50 Yearling Red Angus Bulls @ 4:00PM


Thomas Ranch is your source for all your HERD SIRE needs 50 Sons of TR FIREWATER 5792RET sell.

Full Brothers to the 2011 National Charolais Grand Champion Bull, TR PZC TURTON 0794 sell. Turton is a Firewater son. 25 Sons of Gerrard Montezuma 6T. Other featured Sires include: TR Mr Gridmaker 6541 TW, WR Wrangler W601, JWK Impressive D040 (full brothers to Thomas MS Impressive 0641)

TR PZC Turton 0794 Selling 5 full brothers to Turton and selling 3 maternal brothers sired by Montezuma

Gerrard Montezuma 6T 1st calf crop out of the National Champion Montezuma, featuring 25 sons, including sons of BCI MS Very Limit 6033 and Thomas MS Impressive 0641

WR Wrangler W601 Selling seven sons of the calving ease sire, Wrangler Troy, VeaBea & Cally Thomas (605) 973-2448 18441 Capri Place, Harrold, SD 57536 M A R C H 2 0 1 2   11

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Herd Bulls With Pedigree, Style and Power.

Diablo — Power Outcross

Contact us for: • Turton Semen •Embryos - Sires include Turton, Diablo and Fire Water

Turton — 43rd National Grand

Diablo — 2012 Denver Grand

Performance Bull Sale March 12• Faith, S.D.

Turton — Style & Power Jed Watje 281 Front Street • PO Box 83 Clements, MN 56224 C: 612-720-1341 • O: 507-692-2267 • F:507-692-3333 Email: •

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HF Hi Definition U08 ET Pld

MD Ms Cigar N1772 Pld F999938


Cigar x Ali Ruler

In our opinion, one of the best Cigar sons! Semen Available

EPDs: 3.4 -0.4 20 29 5 5.0 16 0.6

HF HUDSPETH FARMS Greg, Kelley, Tracy & Lindsey Hudspeth St. Joe, Arkansas Home: (870) 439-2285 • Greg Cell: (870) 365-8969 Lindsey Cell: (870) 391-6071


Billy, Billy C., Barry & Brent

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

Select Embryos Available


Power of Classic Genetics

Semen, Flushes and Embryos Available

ACE-ORR Efficiency 953 Pld M793468

Calves Arriving! Great Numbers. Semen Available

Rick, Blaine, Nathan & Zack Hale Louisburg, Missouri

417-752-3703 • 417-838-7251 cell Select Embryos Available

SCC Lady Mac K118 Pld


Outcross Donor — Thanks to Derry & Mary Wright, Wright Charolais for purchasing a flush.

Everett & Julie Shepherd (515) 321-4270 • Stuart, Iowa MARCH

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Your Next Herd Sire Want Calving Ease?

We have 44 bulls on test in the Top 10% of the breed for BW, 27 are in the Top 5%

Sons Sell:

WC Big Ben 9036 P – -6.5 BW JCR Impressive 626 TW P – #15 BW Trait Leader Eaton's Visionary 2044 – #23 BW Trait Leader

Want Performance?

We have 36 bulls on test in the top 10% of the breed for WW, 15 are in the Top 5% And we have 32 bulls in the top 10% of the breed for YW, 17 are in the Top 5%

Sons Sell:

TR Mr Firewater 8600 – WW: 34 YW: 66 WCR Sir Duke 7340 P – #10 Multiple Trait Leader WCR Sir Design 851 P – #19 Multiple Trait Leader

Want Maternal Traits?

We have 40 bulls on test in the Top 10% of the breed for Milk, 25 are in the Top 5% And we have 54 bulls in the Top 10% of the breed for TM, 28 are in the Top 5%

Sons Sell:

KC Design 4246 P – #3 Milk Trait Leader Eaton's Visionary 2044 – #15 Milk Trait Leader WCR Sir Duke 17J – #23 Milk Trait Leader

Want Meat & Muscle?

Study the Carcass section of the Sire Summary to see what these bulls have done for the breed.

Sons & Grandsons sell:

JWK Impressive D040 – #6 Marbling Trait Leader, #12 MCE Trait Leader BR Duke 261 – #4 HCW Trait Leader, #6 Fat Trait Leader WCR Sir Tradition 066 – #2 Fat Trait Leader WCR Prime Cut 764 – #2 HCW Trait Leader

120 Bulls & 25 Fancy Open Heifers Sell

April 28th, 2012

at the Ranch, Lake Preston, S.D. Arnold Wienk (605) 860-1111 (605)847-4350

Check our website for pictures, videos, and updated information!

Jeff Eschenbaum Sterling Eschenbaum (605) 860-0505 (605) 203-0137 (605)847-4880 16  

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J. Neil Orth, Executive Vice President


CHAROLAIS In Case You Haven’t Noticed Think about the future of your operation.

In case you haven’t noticed, times are pretty good out there. In fact, the spring sales so far around the country are as strong overall as we’ve seen in a very long time. Beef producers obviously recognize the contraction experienced by the industry because of catastrophic drought. According to one report, more than 600,000 cows were prematurely taken to market. The financial losses, still mounting, are more than $5 billion. Parts of drought country have received rain, but the long range forecast for spring moisture in the southwest isn’t promising. No doubt the environmental impact has been devastating, yet parts of the country with adequate forage are aggressively stepping up to the plate and buying cattle. We’ve already seen near record sale averages, attendance is up and the mood is definitely bullish.

very worst maternal factories in cattle country. The resulting value added calf is a highly recognizable smokey or cream colored calf that will end up on wheat pasture or summer in the Flint Hills and eventually end up in the meat case. Those Charolais genetics have the potential to change the bottom line on a close out from a negative to a positive. Advancing technology presents so many opportunities today for herd improvement. Producers can add value with more uniform calf crops as a result of estrous synchronization and artificial insemination, using new technology to assist in determining end-point targets, improved nutritional products, herd health management—all tools available at your disposal. Wes Ishmael, contributing editor, BEEF Magazine, has written an article in

“Commercial Cattlemen everywhere recognize that Charolais cattle have added value above the cash market.” Now is the time to think about the future of your operation. Culling underperforming females while the market is good is never a bad idea. Take another look at the pedigree and performance of your bull calves. At a minimum, it’s a great time to seriously consider making genetic improvements that position you for the future. All too often, seedstock producers comment, “My customers don’t care about carcass. They sell their cattle by the pound.” That’s a fact. Since the beginning of cattle marketing, commodity cattle are sold by the pound. However, in a value-based marketing system, the final owner of the cattle has significant opportunity to earn a premium above and beyond the cash market paid for pounds if the carcass meets quality benchmarks. We know today, because of technology and management advancements, the potential for quality must be bred, not fed. The opportunity for a producer on up the food chain to profit from pounds plus quality starts in the registered seedstock producers breeding program. Since day one of AICA’s National Cattle Evaluation, producers have been cautioned against single trait selection. It’s a breeding program heading for a road to nowhere sooner rather than later. The beef industry is fortunate to have tremendous technology and resources available to assist in making informed, documented decisions and make serious genetic progress in record time. All Charolais genetics need is a chance to perform. Commercial cattlemen everywhere recognize that Charolais cattle have added value above the cash market. In some instances, Charolais and Char-cross bulls have been turned out with the

the February issue of BEEF you are encouraged to read. “Playing for second” discusses the monumental progress made in the Brazilian cattle industry, quite possibly our most formidable global competitor for beef market share. In lieu of a feed and finishing system such as ours in the U.S., Brazil historically has been the largest producer of grass-fed beef. Today, more than 50% of Brazil’s beef is finished on grain. The Brazilian beef industry in embracing technology, importing proven carcass genetics and making great progress toward designing an end product with value around the world. And, the Brazilian cow herd is more than double the size of ours. Individual producers must do diligence to determine if additional input costs are worth it in his or her operation. There are many risk management tools and systems available, but confidence in a strong calf market is priceless. Multiple reports and studies document the economic benefits of pre- and post-weaning protocols. At the end of the day, information is available to assist any decision making process to make your seedstock operation better and insure the profit potential for your customers and your customer’s customer. The cattle market is great, but complex, and the volatility can be frightening. Yet, we are in an incredible position to make improvements that position the Charolais breed as well as its registered and commercial producers for the long term. The ability to predict the performance of our genetics has never been better. If we are to continue to supply all of our markets, domestic and global, we must never lose sight of the competition. It’s always best to see them in a rear-view mirror.



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 Baylee R Butler 105 3rd St Ne State Center, IA 50247

Netzel Cattle Co Llc Raymond G Netzel 12456 Fairmont Road Gentry, AR 72734

Jayse C Horning  1770 Larch Ave Wellman, IA 52356

California Taylor B Brown  27277 Ave 196 Strathmore, CA 93267 Victoria Fischer  20394 Hwy 26 West Point, CA 95255


Rob and Kelly Postin Po Box 358 Stephens, GA 30667

Idaho Jacob S Brown  488 W 200 S Burley, ID 83318

Iowa Michael J Bouska  2360 Addison Ave Nashua, IA 50658

Jb Farms Jeff J Boddicker 2595 72nd St Newhall, IA 52315 Kenneth W Kline 2316 Lyons Trail Missouri Valley, IA 51555 Clara P Lauritsen  3015 Hwy 71 Exira, IA 50076

N Bar E Cattle John C Ernst 2511 Oregon Ave Bedford, IA 50833


Kyle J Rowan  71176 322nd St Bedford, IA 50833

 Tarryn N Shaw 83671 506th Ave Bartlett, NE 68622


New Hampshire

Matthew J Endsley  799 Durkee Road Hastings, MI 49058 Kathryn M Endsley  799 Durkee Road Hastings, MI 49058

Meinders Stock Farm Zach T Meinders 3605 230th Ave Buffalo Center, IA 50424

Holbrook Hill Farm Steven A Silberberg 47 Holbrook Hill Road Bedford, NH 03110

New York


Dirk P Schubert 269 Schulz Road Davenport, NY 13750


D & L Farm Lisa A Sklener 496 Dean Creek Rd Lockwood, NY 14859

Russell & Marla Walters 38 Bill Brooks Rd Hattiesburg, MS 39401

Ty R Lauritsen  3015 Hwy 71 Exira, IA 50076

Megan L Amos  23284 N Maxwell Road Stapleton, NE 69163

Chase A Brevig 676 Quarry View Lane Lewistown, MT 59457

North Carolina

Craig T Shore 3225 Country Club Rd Yadkinville, NC 27055

Mc Farms Ivan Christopher White 998 Zephry Road Dobson, NC 27017

Maddie Cobler  1192 Bishop Road Huntsville, TX 77320

North Dakota

Colin R Cooper  4351 Fm 1189 Weatherford, TX 76087

Troy C Brown 5211 76th Ave Se Montpelier, ND 58472


Rt Farms Rendall J Thompson 22370 Nobles Road Howe, OK 74940

South Carolina Katie R Hollen  P O Box 94 Iva, SC 29655

South Dakota

Bob Blake 37350 202nd St Wessington, SD 57381

Texas Casey L Brown  3193 Fm 17 Grand Saline, TX 75140

Brooke Denton  435 Vz Cr 1825 Grand Saline, TX 75140

Washington Brett Robinson  P O Box 1224 Ephuata, WA 98823

Wisconsin Audra J Fleming  1494 State Rd 78 Mount Horeb, WI 53572

West Virginia Hadley T Bequette  856 Valley Chapel Road Weston, WV 26452

 indicates AIJCA membership


AmericanInternational Charolais Association The AICA is the official registry for Charolais and Charbray cattle in the United States. Charolais cattle were first brought to the U.S. in 1936. In 1957, the American Charolais Breeders Association and the International Charolais Breeders Association merged forming the present AICA. Membership in the AICA is obtainable when the applicant has ownership in at least one animal, and has paid the initial membership fee of $125. AICA annual dues are $100.

AICA no longer gets mail at the post office box. Please make sure all correspondence for AICA or the Charolais Journal is addressed to: 11700 NW Plaza Circle, Kansas City, Mo 64153 Female Inventories are now due WHR Inventories received between April 1st and April 30th - $17 per female. May 1 through May 31st - $20 per female. Received after June 1st - $32 per female. Junior National Entry Deadlines The Entry deadline has changed for the 2012 AIJCA Junior National, that will be held in Grand Island, Neb. June 17-22, 2012. Mark your calendar, the early registration entry deadline is May 1 and the FINAL registration with a late fee is May 10. Ownership deadline is May 10. Participant ages for all contests are based on the Junior member’s age as of May 20, 2012. AI Sires AI sires used “out of herd” must be DNA tested before calves can be registered. Check the bull’s record to make sure the DNA work has been done before submitting registration papers. AICA rules require signatures on bulls you do not own. Signatures can be submitted on-line, fax, mail or e-mail. Dues reminder 2012 dues are now due - $100 active member $25 juniors. On-line passwords will not work until 2012 dues are paid.

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AICA Offers Online Advertising and Marketing Opportunities The AICA website ( offers banner ads on the website to advertise your Charolais operation or upcoming sale. The banner ads can be linked directly to your website or sale catalog. The ads are $250 per month or $200 for two weeks. Normally, the ads will be put on the website within 2 days after submission. Want to reach your customers directly? Email blasts are now offered to drop your advertisement straight into the inbox of thousands! Email blasts work great for upcoming sales or any ad that runs in the Charolais Journal. In order to be eligible for an email blast, you must run no less than a full page ad in the Journal. Blasts are $400 in addition to the cost of the ad in the Charolais Journal. Let the Journal staff know when placing your Journal ads if you wish to do an email blast. The Charolais Journal is now offering more services to sale booklet advertisers. Not only is the Charolais Journal an excellent spot to promote your sale, but booklets are now online! Easily accessible on the AICA website, check out the sales coming near you.

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


Executive Vice President J. Neil Orth  ext. 101

Recording Secretary Marilou Wegner  ext. 400

Director of Activities David Hobbs  ext. 200

Spring Meetings

The American-International Charolais Association (AICA) has scheduled dates for the 2012 Annual Membership Meeting, committee meetings and the Spring Board of Directors Meeting held in Riverside, Mo. The dates are set for March 25-26. The host hotel will be the Argosy Casino, Hotel & Spa. Reservations can be made at 1-800-270-7711. Refer to the AmericanInternational Charolais Association to receive a rate of $109 plus tax. The cut off date for this rate is March 12, 2012. A breakfast buffet will be served on March 26, prior to the Annual Membership meeting. The deadline to RSVP for the buffet is March 21, 2012.

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

Vice President Larry Lehman P.O. Box 700 Tioga, TX 76271 (940) 437-5900

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


Youth Activities Coordinator Molly Mader-Schoen  ext. 104


Administrative Assistant Affiliates Coordinator Judy Clements  ext. 102


Lewis Meyer  ext. 300 To use the extension numbers listed for the above staff, phone (816) 464-2474.

Bill Nottke 11027 Chateau Chura Sunset Hills, MO 63128 (314) 843-2930 John Chism 1442 Lillie’s Ferry Road Winchester, KY 40391 (859) 744-8909


James Hayden 4430 Bloomfield Road Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 349-0128

CPI BOARD President J. Neil Orth

Board of Directors Harlin Hecht Larry Lehman Bill Nottke John Chism

Dispose of animals

Dispose of animals you no longer have by using the on-line system. The disposal button is at the bottom of the “Quick Look” screen. DO NOT dispose of bulls still being used, regardless of their status. DO NOT dispose of animals you are selling with papers.



FIELD STAFF Southeast Representative

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

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

North Central Representative

Colt Keffer 1316 N 110 th Plaza, Apt. 1522, Omaha, NE 68154 Cell - (765) 376-8784

Western Region Associate Advertising Sales & Commercial Marketing Dennis Metzger (816) 519-8208

Other Regions

Call the AICA office. (816) 464-5977


Chairman & Trustee Larry Lehman


Alan Vedvei J. Neil Orth Pete Stamer Molly Mader - Schoen

AICA DIRECTORS BY AREA Area 1 Bill Romans 2200 6th Ave West Vale, OR 97918 (541) 473-3365

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

Area 2 Randy Perry 15194 Oak Creek Rd. Prather, CA 93651 (559) 278-4793

Area 10 Ron Nord 2104 Charolais Lane Bloomington, IL 61704 (309) 828-1448

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

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

Area 4 Dean Churchill HC 37, Box 54 Valentine, NE 69201 (402) 376-2314

Area 12 Doug Rogers P.O. Box 1718 Collins, MS 39428 (601) 765-2983

Area 5 Mitchell Thomas P.O. Box 717 Raymondville, TX 78580 (956) 689-6379

Area 13 Richard Clark P.O. Box 9 Tazewell, TN 37879 (423) 626-5892

Area 6 Larry Lehman P.O. Box 700 Tioga, TX 76271 (940) 437-5900

Area 14 J. Robert Tibbs 3535 Old Level Road Havre de Grace, MD 21078 (410) 734-6873

Area 7 Everett Shepherd 1308 Quebec Ave. Stuart, IA 50250 (515) 523-2102

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

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Foundation Fundraising Chairman Larry Lehman


CHAIRMAN Troy Thomas 18441 Capri Place Harrold, SD 57536 (605) 973-2448 VICE CHAIRMAN Mitch Thomas Area 5 Director

Breed Improvement CHAIRMAN Randy Perry Area 2 Director VICE CHAIRMAN John Chism Area 11 Director


Junior Council

CHAIRMAN Larry Lehman Area 6 Director VICE CHAIRMAN Jeff Smith 927 E 156th St N Grinnell, Iowa 50112

CHAIRMAN Bill Pendergrass P.O. Box 348 Gause, TX 77857 (979) 280-5572 office VICE CHAIRMAN Doug Rogers Area 12 Director

Long Range Planning

CHAIRMAN Bill Nottke Area 8 Director VICE CHAIRMAN J. Robert Tibbs Area 14 Director



CHAIRMAN Richard Clark Area 13 Director


CHAIRMAN Nathan Reinhart Area 9 Director VICE CHAIRMAN Don Olsen 17050 Tuttle Creek Blvd. Randolph, KS 66554 (785) 363-2519


CHAIRMAN Pete Stamer 47 Snover Rd. Lafayette, NJ 07848 (973) 729-9751 VICE CHAIRMAN John Chism Area 11 Director

CHAIRMAN Larry Lehman Area 6 Director VICE CHAIRMAN Lee Eaton Past President

Rules & Ethics

VICE CHAIRMAN Bill Romans Area 1 Director


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GENETIC Robert Williams,

Director of Breed Improvement Director of Foreign Marketing

Create Excitement With Your Next Calf Crop

Call for a free sire Directory or view online

The American Charolais U.S. Charolais has grown!

TR Mr Firewater 5792

We’ve never seen cattle prices as high as they are

today. We’ve also never seen beef cow numbers this low since the 1930s. Beef cow numbers reached their peak in the mid 1970s. These are important numbers to a breed association as it represents the primary market for our genetics. Our share and those issues which affect that share are important considerations to beef breed associations. Beef registries reached their peaks and were registering over a million head on an annual basis prior to the late 1970s. This has dropped to approximately 750,000 head today and represents a direct result of decreasing beef cows in the United States. As the nation beef herd began to contract so did registrations. Considering 12 breed associations (4 each from British, Continental and American breeds) what have been some of the key trends and where has Charolais fit in regard to market share between the years 1978 through 2008? Two of the most visible changes are that Angus and Continental breeds have gained significant shares of the market. As a percentage of total beef cows in the U.S. Angus has grown from 0.50% to 1.02% and replaced Hereford as the most dominate breed in the U.S. which fell from 1.05% to 0.20%. Continental breeds grew from 0.33% in 1978 to 0.55% in 2008. Of particular interest is what have been the effects for the Charolais breed, and its a positive story. While several breeds have not experienced an increase in market share the Charolais breed has. While from a distance it might appear that everyone has lost market share to Angus, this simply isn’t the case. Again, as a percentage of total beef cows in the U.S. Charolais has grown from 0.09% in 1978 to 0.20% in 2008 and from 3.82% to 9.41% as a percentage of total registrations. As the U.S. beef cow herd begins to expand over the next several years driven to some degree by an increased demand for protein worldwide this should be good news for Charolais breeders. Additionally the world’s population will continue to expand and as more pressure is put on our natural resources to feed the world’s population those breeds who best contribute to the efficiency of a production system will be the beneficiaries. The American Charolais works in that system and will continue to be a key component of the U.S. beef industry.

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

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Sandmeier Bull Sale, Bowdle Weber Bull Sale, Corsica Hansen Farms Bull Sale, Aberdeen Roster Bull Sale, Mitchell Wells Bull Sale, Aberdeen Eggleston Bull Sale, Huron Thomas Bull Sale, Harrold Reich Bull Sale, Belle Fourche Prairie Valley Bull Sale, Platte Lindskov-Thiel Bull Sale, Isabel Wienk Bull Sale, Lake Preston

Selling Bulls & Females Private Treaty

Steffensen Charolais

Bull Sale • April 9, 2012

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

Platte, South Dakota

DAVID MASON Phone & Fax: (605) 337-2521 Cell: (605) 680-0780

Impressed 620 x Duchess 351

EPDs: 7.6 -1.3 22 27 4 -1.3 16 0.5

Harry & Troy Thomas

Bull Sale April 10, 2012

Space Available Contact Colt Keffer 765-376-8784

Semen: $15/straw; $25 signing fee

S.D. Charolais Breeders Association 2008 Outstanding Seedstock Producer


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

Reich Ranch Charolais Bull Sale • April 12, 2012 Range-Raised Performance Tested Since 1957 Quality Females For Sale Private Treaty

Tim and Ree Reich

If you are looking for polled performance cattle, call: Odden Charolais Ranch


Colome, SD 57528

(200 miles Southwest of Lake Preston)

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

Bull Sale April 7, 2012

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

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Featuring– M6 Grid Plus 713 Pld

BW WW YW TM REA MB EPDs 0.9 28 55 27 0.58 0.04 Bull Sale • March 26 39120 192nd Street Wagner, South Dakota 57380 (605) 384-3300, (605) 491-0986

Space Available

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Contact Colt Keffer



Vedvei Charolais

Herd Sire Prospects & Embryos for Sale Private Treaty

“2000 AICA Seedstock Producer of the Year”

44213 204th St. Lake Preston, SD 57249 Alan & Deb Vedvei (605) 847-4529 E-mail: Fax (605)847-4810

30th Annual Bull Sale • Mar. 2, 2012

Calvin Sandmeier (605) 285-6179

Gary Sandmeier (605) 285-6766

13123 322nd Ave. • Bowdle, SD 57428


Wells Charolais Ranch

Space Available

SVY Rush 715 T Pld


JS Sir Platinum 6204

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

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


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

PF El Duke 9021 P ET

THOMAS RANCH Harry & Troy Thomas Families 18439 Capri Place Harrold, SD 57536 Harry: (605) 973-2417 Troy (605) 973-2448

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

Bull Sale • April 14, 2012


Bull Sale Mar. 27, 2012

HANSEN 39804 163rdBJSt.Hansen • Turton, SD 57477 FARMS (605) 635-6346 • (605) 228-6199

Bull Sale • Feb. 11, 2012


SALES Charolais Sale Results Sales are listed in sale date order. A list of sales in this issue is provided below. Accord River Ranch Complete Charolais & Angus Dispersal Sonderup Charolais Ranch & Friends Female Sale Thomas Ranch Fall Bull Sale Charolais In The Rockies Severance Diamond Charolais and Angus Bull Sale Sioux Empire Farm Show Sale Charolais Association of Texas Cowtown Cattle Drive Sale Soreide Charolais Ranch Bull Sale BEEFGENE Charolais Bull Production Sale Black Hills Stock Show & Sale R Lazy B Ranch Bull Sale Deerring’s Cheyenne Charolais Bull Sale Watertown Winter Farm Show Sale Honeyman Charolais Bull Sale

Accord River Ranch Complete Charolais & Angus Dispersal Caldwell, Idaho  December 7, 2011 Auctioneer: Dennis Metzger, Whitman, Neb. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales, Oakley, Kan. Averages: 32 Bulls.............................................. $2,933 6 Bull Calves....................................... $1,958 10 Bred Cows..................................... $1,695 5 Fall Pairs......................................... $1,970 3 Heifer Calves................................... $1,075 56 Lots.......................................... $2,422 Total Sale Gross.............................. $344,065

3-2-07, by EC-SB McCallister 129ET, bred to SCR Tuffy 0119. From Sonderup Charolais Ranch. To Ryan Sellars, North Platte, Neb. $5,500 – Bred Heifer. SCR Ms Turbo 0120, 2-10-10, by SCR Mr Turbo 4009, bred to Oakdale Duke 9003P. From Sonderup Charolais Ranch. To Heidelbrink and Thorne.

Thomas Ranch Fall Bull Sale Philip, S.D.  December 20, 2011 Auctioneer. Lynn Weishaar, Reva, S.D.

Average: 21 Bulls........................................ $3,512 Total Sale Gross................................ $73,752 By: Colt Keffer

High-selling lots: $4,500 – Bull. AC Mr Rancher X808, 2-21-10, by Schurrtop HCR Rancher. To Martin Stout, Genesee, Idaho.

High-selling lots: $10,000 – Fall Yearling Bull. TR Mr Firewater 0328, 9-18-10, by TR Mr Firewater 5792RET. To Montana Bull Test Center, Columbus, Mont.

$4,250 – Bull Calf. AC Mr Wyoming Wind Y843, 3-6-11, by LT Wyoming Wind 4020 Pld. To Mark Rickabaugh, Greeley, Kan.

$5,000 – Fall Yearling Bull. TR Mr Firewater 0329X ET, 9-20-10, by TR Mr Firewater 5792RET. To Clift Livestock, Ellensburg, Wash., and Hang’n A Charolais, Pasco, Wash.

Notes: Embryos and semen grossed $6,335; 95 Angus lots averaged $1,439; 48 commercial females averaged $1,36.;

Sonderup Charolais Ranch & Friends Female Sale Kearney, Neb.  December 18, 2011 Auctioneer: Matt Lowery Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Services, Oakley, Kan Averages: 10 Bred Heifers.................................. $3,605 3 Fall Calvers...................................... $5,666 7 Open Heifers................................... $2,935 30 Bred Cows..................................... $2,745 8 Heifer Calf Splits.............................. $5,125 58 Lots.......................................... $3,396 Not included in above averages 2 ET’S and Recipients......................... $2,500 Total Sale Gross:............................. $201,950 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $10,000 – Cow-Calf Pair. SCR Ms Turbo 7003, 1-8-07, by SCR Mr Turbo 4009. Bull calf, 9-18-11, by FC Harvestor 641 P. From Sonderup Charolais Ranch, Fullerton, Neb. To Wild Indian Acres, House Springs, Mo., and Hale Farms, Louisburg, Mo. $7,000 – Bred Heifer. KF Miss Bronco 0129, 2-13-10, by FC Turbo 756P. From Sonderup Charolais Ranch. To Heidelbrink and Thorne, York, Neb. $6,250 – Bred Heifer. SCR Miss Bronco 0108, 2-5-10, by FC Turbo 756P, bred to EC No Doubt 2022. From Sonderup Charolais Ranch. To Heidelbrink and Thorne. $5,500 – Bred Cow. SCR Ms King Micky 7106,

$5,000 – Fall Yearling Bull. TR Mr Fire It Up 0690X, 9-18-10, by TR Mr Firewater 5792RET. To Jim & Maggie Bloom, Rapid City, S.D. $4,250 – Fall Yearling Bull. TR Mr Fire It Up 0685X, 9-13-10, by TR Mr Firewater 5792RET. To Jerry Martchinske, Faulkton, S.D.

Charolais Rockies



Derby, Kan., and Triple C Farms, Bremen, Ala. (1/2 interest, full possession) $14,000 – Flush. LT Pearl’s Breeze 2236 P, 3-25-02, by LT Wyoming Wind 4020 Pld. From Lindskov-Thiel Ranch, Isabel, S.D., and Wright Charolais, Richmond, Mo. To J&J Trust, Parkston, S.D. $14,000 – Choice of Two Bred Heifers. From Eaton Charolais, Lindsay, Mont. To Southern Cattle Co., Marianna, Fla. $13,500 – Embryos (5). TR PZC Ms Ivory Angel 0711 ET X Buyers Choice Sire. From Sullivan Farms, Dunlap, Iowa, and Sullivan Cattle Company, Dunlap, Iowa. To Terry Stade, Shakopee, Minn. $13,200 – Choice of Two Bred Heifers. From Eaton Charolais. To Riverdale Land & Livestock, Sunset Hills, Mo. $12,000 – Choice of Herd Sires. From Eaton Charolais. To Satterfield Charolais, Norfork, Ark., and J&S Ranch, Koshkonong, Mo. (1/2 interest.) $11,500 – Choice of Herd Sires. From Eaton Charolais. To Mike Skaife, Lancaster, Wisc. $11,000 – Bull. Wal-Mar Penny Maker 007 Pld, 3-5-10, by WDZ Firemaker 6062 P ET. From Augusta Marston, Canton, Kan., and Wal-Mar Charolais, Canton, Kan. To Raile Charolais, St. Francis Kan. ( 3/4 interest, full possession)

Severance Diamond Charolais and Angus Bull Sale

Denver, Colo.  January 15, 2012

Mandan, N. D.  January 21, 2012

Auctioneer: Dennis Metzger, Whitman, Neb. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales, Oakley, Kan.

Auctioneer: Roger Jacobs, Shepherd, Mont.

Averages: 1/3 Donor Cow................................. $60,000 6 Bred Heifers.................................... $6,500 1 Open Heifer..................................... $4,500 7 Bulls.............................................. $11,021 1 Bred Cow......................................... $7,500 15 1/3 Lots.................................. $12,277 Not included in above averages: 4 Flushes............................................ $6,625 39 Embryos........................................... $960 12 Units of Semen................................. $105 Total Sale Gross.............................. $253,410 By: David Hobbs High-selling lots: $60,000 – Donor. Thomas Ms Impressive 0641, 3-18-00, sired by JWK Impressive D040 ET. From Thomas Ranch, Harrold, S.D., Polzin Cattle, Darwin, Minn., and Nelson Charolais, Rice, Minn. To Wilgenbusch Charolais, Halbrite, SK, and Jerad Jackson, Glen Rose, Texas. ( 1/3 embryo interest) $18,000 – Bull. ROR Ignition 1023 P, 3-23-11, by CCF Knob Creek 0808 Pld ET. From Rolling Oaks Ranch, Newton, Iowa, and Cannon Land & Cattle, Newton, Iowa. To Vaughan Family Ranch,


Averages: 62 Bulls.............................................. $4,327 18 Bred Heifers.................................. $2,289 80 Lots.......................................... $3,868 Total Sale Gross................................. $309,450 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $10,000 – Yearling Bull. JLS Power Blend 217Y Pld, 2-4-11, by ACE Prime Up 281 ET. To Helling Ranch, Golden Valley, N.D. $6,750 – Yearling Bull. JLS Stockman 291Y Pld, 2-5-11, by Ace Prime Up 281 ET. To Gabe Schnuelle, Jansen, Neb. $6,250 – Yearling Bull. JLS Roosevelt 957Y Pld, 2-13-11, by LT Easy Blend 5125 Pld. To Joel Gartner, Glen Ullen, N.D. $4,100 – Bred Heifer. JLS Fargo 0145 Pld, 3-3-10, by Sparrows Fargo 811U. To Sandmeier Charolais, Bowdle, S.D. $3,100 – Bred Heifer. JLS Fargo 0646 Pld, 3-1-10, by Sparrows Fargo 811U. To Sandmeier Charolais.

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Bull Sale March 26, 2012

Charolais Bulls

Belleville 81 Livestock Auction, Belleville, KS

Lunch: 11:30 a.m. • Sale: 12:30 p.m.

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BHD Reality T3136 P Sons Sell!

Guest Consignors Include:

• Terrill and Sarah Strnad, Formosa, Kan. (785) 794-2471 • Russ & Darla Lewis, Leoti, Kan. (620) 375-2876

56Years of Charolais Production!

• Semen Tested • Ultrasounded • Complete Performance Data • Current EPDs

Sires include: BHD Reality T3136 • Keys Uno 271U P M6 Grid Maker 104 P ET RC Denver 6026 Pld • CCC The Answer T119

MYRON RUNFT CHAROLAIS 1460 Penn Road • Belleville, KS 66935 Home (785) 527-5047 • Cell (785) 527-1269 •

Bull Sale Tuesday, March 27, 2012 • 12:30 PM

Aberdeen Livestock Company, Aberdeen, SD




BJ Hansen

39804 163rd St. Turton, SD 57477 (605) 635-6346 (605) 228-6199 (765) 376-8784 Colt Keffer



2 Full Brothers SELL

Full Brothers SELL

Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 5792 RET Dam: JM MS BUFFY



DOB: 9-January-2011 He SELLS

DOB: 9-January-2011 He SELLS


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TRI-N Prefix PLD ET 54Y

TRI-N Jackhammer 68Y

Silverstream Performer (New Zealand Outcross/Full French) x Fasttrack

Val-End Appraiser x TRI-N Payday 419P

BW: 89 lbs Oct 1 WW: 985 lbs.

BW: 94 lbs. Oct 1 WW: 977 lbs.

Calving ease with performance and strong maternal genetics.

One of only 2 sons offered in North America this spring.

See these bulls and others at Bulls sell in Cattlemans Classic Bull Sale.

April 1, 2012 • Virden, MB, Canada

TRI-N Charolais Farms

TRI-N Cowboy Casanova 69Y TRI-N Tidal Wave x TRI-N Superjammer

BW: 94 lbs Oct 1 WW: 967 lbs.

Lenore, MB, Canada • (204) 838-2107

Performance red factor bull with tons of middle.

TRI-N Darkman 73Y TRI-N Tidal Wave x TRI-N Payday

BW: 80 lbs. Oct. 1 WW: 838 lbs. A dark red calving ease bull out of a first calf heifer.

Mid Atlantic Classic Charolais Sale Virginia Beef Expo Friday, April 20, 2012 • 1:30 p.m. EST Rockingham County Fairgrounds • Harrisburg, Virginia

Featuring Top Charolais Genetics from progressive breeders across the Mid-Atlantic Area


Cow-Calf Pairs, Bred & Open Heifers and Select Herd Sire Prospects

Sale Sponsors: Virginia Charolais Association Colonial Charolais Association

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Live Online bidding available at:

Contact: Rob Farmer - (540) 270-3886 John Dellinger - (703) 362-0828

Factors That Affect Breeding Ability in Bulls By Heather Smith Thomas


here are many factors that play a role in fertility and breeding ability in bulls, including semen quality, soundness, desire to breed cows, etc. Most producers make sure that every bull passes a breeding soundness examination before putting him out with cows. As stated by Dr. Dee Whittier (Professor, Large Animal Clinical Sciences, Virginia Tech), it’s good to start with the bull breeding soundness exam that is outlined by the Society of Theriogenology. “This is based on good research and is a place to start, when assessing a bull. It basically looks at 5 things: physical soundness (feet and legs, eyes, etc.), reproductive tract soundness, scrotal circumference that meets the minimum requirement, minimum percentage of sperm cells that are normal, and acceptable motility. This is where we start, and we recommend that every bull, every year, have a breeding soundness exam.” This examination can detect almost all the problems that might interfere with the bull’s fertility or ability to breed cows. “A thorough examination can find the young bulls that have congenital abnormalities or other problems with the reproductive tract. An injury or infection would also be discovered at that time,” he says. Things can happen from one year to the next, and even if a bull passed his test last year, he may have had an injury, or an infection, or some other problem that could interfere with his ability to breed and settle cows this year. “The Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatchewan did a study and put

together all their data on bull breeding soundness exams. They found that basically the same percentage of bulls failed at each age, across the years. Some people feel they only need to test the young bulls or the older bulls and think the middle-aged bulls won’t have problems. But just as high a percentage of those bulls fail every year,” says Whittier. “Beyond the things we check on the breeding soundness exam, there are a few other issues we need to look at to make sure the bulls can get the job done. We tell producers that the procedure is an examination of this bull on this particular day, and even though he might pass that test just fine, he may not be fine a month down the road. Bulls may get sick, or become injured or lame. The breeding season is a stressful time.”

Most producers make sure that every bull passes a breeding soundness examination before putting him out with cows. There are some things that are not assessed with the breeding soundness exam. It does not assess libido (sex drive), for instance. This is just as important as fertility. Even if the bull is fertile and sound, if he doesn’t actually breed the cows, he won’t sire any calves. Libido is not easy to measure in a

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Annual Bull Sale

April 4, 2012 12:30 a.m. CDT • Beloit, Kansas

All bulls passed Breeding Soundness Exam and Semen Test v All bulls DNA Tested and Registered v Performance Measured: ADG, WDA, Frame Score, Adj. Yearling Wt. and Scrotal Circumference v Ultrasound Measured: Ribeye Area, Marbling and Backfat v Top AI Sire Sons and ET Bulls v All Bulls PI Tested Negative v

110 Bulls Sell — Charolais, Angus, Gelbvieh,

Simmental, Simm-Angus/Red Angus, Polled Hereford, Maine-Anjou

Charolais Bulls sired by: White Squall • BJR Sir Thunder 862 P • Schurrtiop JK 4116 4457 P • MEG Thunder 503 ET • LT Western Spur 2061 Pld • SC Sir Justice 0503 P • PF Infinite Justice • KC Impressed 971 P • Hoodoo Slasher 1144 and more!

38 Charolais Bulls On Test From These Consignors: Edge Charolais, Pittsburg, KS v Windy Hill Charolais Ranch, Riley, KS Wagner Cattle & Hay, Smith Center, KS v Hill Top Charolais, Niangua, MO Fancy Creek Charolais, Randolph, KS v Todd & Arlen Dick, Buhler, KS Leggett Farms, Oronogo, MO v Kanza Cattle, Chapman, KS v TLC Farms, Easton, KS

For More Information:

Feedyard Manager/Sale Organizer:

Doug & Lori Schmitt, Tipton, KS 785-373-4824 Charolais Chair Person:

Harley Edge 785-373-5025 Charolais Association Field Representative: 30  

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Colt Keffer 765-376-8784

All scholarship material must be postmarked no later than April 30, 2012, to be considered. Scholarship recipients will be announced at the 2012 Charolais Junior National Awards Banquet in Grand Island, Neb. Applications are available at

For a mid test report with a complete list of Charolais bulls go to: and click on Test #71.

Kansas Bull Test #71


The Proven Source for Independently Performance Tested Bulls...



2011 Oklahoma National Junior Heifer Show

Oklahoma National Junior Heifer Show

Elk City, Okla.  November 19, 2011 Grand Champion Heifer and Breed Champion Percentage Charolais: RGRS Pumpkin 18X, 3-11-10, by CMAC Hard Core X M&M MS 032 5028 Pld ET. Kenlee Crouch, Elk City, Okla.

National Western Stock Show Junior Heifer Show Denver, Colo.  January 16, 2012 Judge: Cody Lowderman, Macomb, Ill. Grand Champion Charolais Heifer: PC Ms Peaches P1005 ET, 1-5-10, by SR/ NC Field Rep 2158 P ET. Amanda Tinkle, Tomball, Texas.

Grand Champion Heifer and Breed Champion Percentage Charolais

National Western Stock Show Junior Heifer Show

Reserve Grand Champion Charolais Heifer: TR PZC NC Fire Fly 1746 ET, 4-1511, by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Cagney Effling, Highmore, S.D. Grand Champion Percentage Heifer: LPCC Peaches Y29, 4-3-11, out of 3H Skye 37K. Kyndal Reitzenstein, Kersey, Colo. Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Heifer: Dunk Miss Jade 518Y, 5-18-11, by CJC Trade Secret P61. Eric Meyer, Rowan, Iowa.

must be postmarked by April 30!

Kyle Curtis Dicken, of Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away, Sunday, January 8, 2012, at the age of 16. Kyle lost his life in a house fire; Kyle gave his life early that Sunday morning trying to help a young boy out of the house and neither one were able to get out. Kyle was a young Christian man that believes no one should be left behind. Therefore he gave his own life unselfishly. Kyle was born October 31, 1995, in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was a lifetime resident of Butler County, and was a student at the Poplar Bluff High School. He attended the Fellowship Southern Baptist Church and the First Baptist Church, where he was a member of the orchestra. He loved playing in the school band, his trombone and tuba, video games, fishing, camping, hunting, working his cattle and helping bale hay on the farm. Kyle is survived by his father James Curtis “J.C.” Dicken of Poplar Bluff, his mother, Lenette (Blackwell) Hendrix of Poplar Bluff; grandparents, Curtis and Wanda Dicken of Poplar Bluff, cousin, Mallory Dicken; Uncle Bobby Dicken and wife Jamie. A benefit lot – a cow-bull calf pair from Kyle’s herd-will sell in the Windy Hill Gateway-Getaway Sale, March 9, 2012, in Cedar Hill, Mo. Proceeds will go to the Missouri Junior Charolais Association for education and achievement in memory of Kyle.

Grand Champion Charolais Heifer


Scholarship Applications


Reserve Grand Champion Charolais

Want to be an AIJCA Board of Director? Areas 1, 3, 5 and 7 and Four At-Large Positions are up for election.

Grand Champion Percentage Heifer

Submit completed application by May 10, 2012. Must be at least 16 years old as of January 1, 2012 to apply.

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Chelsea Woodcock, Area 1 Director



Get to Know Your Director! Interviewed by Tara Fountain, Secretary

Officers President Kaitlyn Lewis Monroe, IA (515) 205-9704

Treasurer Nick Hansen Laurel, NE (402) 518-0522

Vice President Katelyn Snider Neches, TX (903) 391-7222

Ex-Officio Nathan Glassman Keystone, CO

As the spring begins, I hope you juniors begin to plan your trip to Charolais Jr. Nationals in Grand Island, Neb. this year. It will be a memorable event that you will remember for the rest of your life! Have a great spring break and a Happy Easter!

being as far west as possible, I have had to learn to make an effort to communicate with the other board members and with my juniors. When I live hours away from most, I have to make the effort to pick up the phone or send out an email out present an idea or work on a group project. Being Q: What has been your favorite show animal toablesayto“hi”, communicate with anyone at anytime is a valuable of all time, and what did you learn or gain from asset to have in life. showing him/her? A: I would have to say that my heifer, Serendipity, has so far Q: What is your definition of a leader? been my favorite show animal of all time. Serendipity and I A: A leader, in my opinion, is someone who takes charge developed a strong bond when we walked into her first class but has an open ear for advice or suggestions on how to do as a calf at the Central Washington State Fair. That day we not something. There are many attributes in which a leader only won our Intermediate Showmanship class but also won should have but to be kind, open-minded, organized, upbeat overall showman. In 2009, Serendipity made a comeback to and informative are important to me. the show string as a cow/calf pair. Together we worked our way to winning the Intermediate Showmanship at Charolais Q: What do you think is the most desirable trait Jr. Nationals. I would say that is one of my greatest memories of the Charolais breed? and Serendipity made it possible. She taught me that nothing A: The ability of the Charolais breed to be naturally thick is impossible, not even taking a cow into showmanship! and heavy muscled and for the females to possess these traits Q: What is your favorite contest at Junior while remaining feminine is the most desirable trait. Nationals, and why?

A: I like participating in many of the contests at Junior

Q: What advice would you give to kids aspiring

to show nationally but live in a similar area as Nationals, but I would say my favorite is the team fitting contest. you that is far away? I enjoy working alongside my friends and in most years, my A: I would say go for it! It takes a lot usually to convince brother, towards the common goal of presenting a heifer to your parents but it is definitely one of the best things you the best of our abilities. As a board director, I have enjoyed could do together as a family. Personally, we are the lucky ones organizing and hosting the Talent and Skit Night. It is always because we get to travel through states we have never been fun to get up there and interact with not only the juniors but to or otherwise would never go to. We not only get to attend a also the parents and advisors who have accompanied them. national show and compete and meet new people, but we also Q: What have you gained from being on the get to the opportunity to spend time with our families while Junior Board, and how will that help you in the traveling. Nothing says bonding like spending 18+ hours in the truck with your parents and siblings! You can fundraise future? through your local associations and get some help to make A: Experience in communication, and traveling have been the trip and represent your state. Another way to make it a two things, I have gained the most in while being on the Junior better/easier trip is carpooling. Try to work together and split Board. This has given me the opportunity to learn how to plan costs by only taking one truck and trailer. Being able to caravan ahead and travel many miles to make myself available to can also make it an interesting trip. This way you can decide my juniors and be an active part of this board. I believe that where you are riding and catch up with friends you haven’t learning to be flexible to time changes, delays, and scheduled seen in a while too! Never be discouraged to try something meetings is an important lesson to learn early in life that way new just because a large distance has to be covered to make you are more prepared when entering the work force. With it possible. In reality, that distance just makes you appreciate how far you have come!

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• Grand Island, Neb. • June 17-22

Secretary Tara Fountain Thompson, MO (573) 682-7339

Directors By Area Area 1 Chelsea Woodcock Clovis, CA (559) 765-1092

At Large Matt Loggains Violet Hill, AR (870) 368-4857

Area 2 Abbey Thiel Isabel, SD (605) 848-0712

At Large Nick Hansen Laurel, NE (402) 256-3549

Area 3 Megan Fink Randolph, KS (785) 410-5559

At Large Dusty Pendergrass Bryan, TX (979) 571-2216

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

At Large Katelyn Snider Neches, TX (903) 391-7222

Area 5 Mason Lewis Monroe, IA (515) 205-9161

Area 6 Tara Fountain Thompson, MO (573) 682-7339

Area 7 Haley Stalcup Prescott, IA (641) 344-6692

Area 8 Nicholas Chism Winchester, KY (859) 771-2452

Committee Chairmen Fundraising Nick Hansen Programs & Activities Katelyn Snider

Membership Tara Fountain Junior National Kaitlyn Lewis

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

We’re Committed to Breeding Success April 10, 2012 • 1 p.m. (cst) 29th Annual Bull Sale Tuesday, Valentine Livestock • Valentine, Nebraska 4 Ease of Calving 4 Explosive Growth 4 Feed Efficiency 4 Balanced Traits 4 For sale catalogs, contact

Dean Churchill (402) 376-2314

Oakwater Ranch has a breeding program that emphasises balanced traits.We have concentrated on producing calving ease and yet maintaining growth and maternal characteristics.This group of bulls has an average Birth EPD that is 20% below breed average yet has average or above EPDs for growth and milk.We continue to recieve customer feedback that comments on the ease of calving of offspring from these bulls, yet at weaning these cattle have excelled in the market place and feedlot. Oakwater Ranch has a strong committment to enhancing the success of their customers.The bulls are developed to provide longevity and are performance tested, semen tested and ultrasounded prior to the sale.

OW Design Y8 PLD 1/06/11 M798577 Polled New Design x Colossus BW: 69 lbs. Adj.WW: 713 lbs. EPDs BW: -2.7 WW:30 YW 48 M: 11 TM: 26 REA: 0.15 Marb: 0.02

Sired by New Design 104, the #5 ranked Multi-Trait Leader in the breed. Ranks in the Top 6% for BW, 20% for Milk, 25% CE and WW.

Selling 85 Yearling Charolais Bulls

Featured Sires:

• DC-OW Maximizer 385 — 2012 BW Trait Leader (#7 ranked) • New Design 104 — 2012 Multiple Trait Leader • OW Design S519 — 2012 Multiple Trait Leader • Sandcreek 375 — 2012 Birth Weight Trait Leader ( #4 ranked)

OW Sandcreek Y14 PLD

1/11/11 M798570 Polled

Sandcreek x Maximizer BW: 76 lbs. Adj.WW: 803 lbs. EPDs: BW: -4.8 WW:29 YW: 44 M:8 TM:22 REA: 0.21 Marb: 0.09

Both his Sire and Maternal Sire are Birth Weight Trait Leaders. His Maternal Granddam is a Sterling Dam of Distinction. Ranks in the top 1% for BW.

Contact us today and discover how Oakwater Genetics can enhance your operation. Dean Churchill

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

Oakwater Ranch Headquarters Mansfield, MO

Butch Alsup

Production Manager Mansfield, MO (417) 924-7177 (417) 926-8416 cell MARCH

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TURBOCHARGE your Herd’s Genetics 2012 Denver National ROE Grand Champion Pen of 3 Heifers All Knob Creek daughters! Two of 3 in the 2011 Grand Pen were Knob Creek’s!

CCF Knob Creek 0808 Pld ET

EM756212 EPDs: Top 20% CE (0.0 BW), MCE, REA; 5% WW; 15% YW Semen: $20/Straw; $20 Signing

Bar S Ms Priority 0607

This two-year-old Knob Creek daughter out of a Prime Cut, was the most talked about Charolais female in Denver! His first daughters in production exhibit superior udder structure with a soft, cowy look.

ROR Ignition 1023 P

2011 American Royal Reserve Grand Champion Bull. Sold in the Charolais In The Rockies for $18,000 to Vaughan Family Ranch and Triple C Farms.

at the ranch

11 Knob Creek Sons Sell!

Knob Creek Sons were the high averaging sire group in the 2011 Bar S Bull Sale going exclusively to commercial programs.

This Knob Creek daughter out of a Wyoming Wind brought $9,000 in the 2011 Northern Exposure selling to Umbaugh Charolais.

Bar S Ranch

Annual Bull Sale

March 9, 2012

JAB Only Prettier 040 Pld

Tom & Jen Cannon Newton, IA (641) 521-8184

Ken & Pat Stielow David & Stephanie Dickerson

5302 182nd St. Paradise, KS 67658 (785) 998-4335

18344 Fairport Rd. Paradise, KS 67658 (785) 998-4386 MARCH

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SPRING Bull & Female Sale M802023

M6 Next Step 164 P

2-17-11 M6 Fresh Air 8165 x Bravo - Full sister to New Standard BW 88 WW 863/110 YW 1433/106 BW -0.6 WW 48 YW 84 Milk 8 TM 32 SC N/A REA N/A Marb N/A



March 23rd, 2012 Noon

DVD Available. View M6 Bull Videos Two Weeks Prior To The Sale At:

200 Head Sell!

M6 Pounder 125 P/S

2-6-11 New Standard x McHenry x Cigar BW 90 WW 845/104 YW 1405/107 BW 0.5 WW 41 YW 71 Milk 7 TM 28 SC 1.4 CW 30 REA .61 Marb .03


With guest female consignments.


M6 Payload 120 P

1-30-11 New Standard x McHenry x TM H45 BW 86 WW 913/112 YW 1559/115 BW 1.3 WW 50 YW 92 Milk 9 TM 33 SC 1.3 CW 34 REA .63 Marb .07

M6 Full Speed 109 P

1-15-11 New Standard x Full Throttle x WW 4020 BW 89 WW 843/103 YW 1353/103 BW 1.3 WW 38 YW 67 Milk 11 TM 30 SC 1.4 CW 27 REA .52 Marb .09

EM 802025

M6 Hybrid 0171 P ET

11-14-10 Rio Blanco x Grid Maker x Duke 914 BW 95 WW 798/ET YW 1457/ET BW 1.0 WW 41 YW 76 Milk 8 TM 29 SC 1.3 CW 35 REA .53 Marb .11 Call Today For A Sale Booklet!

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M6 Gold Standard 062 P

8-15-10 New Standard x Impressive - Sterling Dam BW 89 WW 797/106 YW 1319/104 BW 0.1 WW 35 YW 65 Milk 15 TM 33 SC 1.1 CW 31 REA .56 Marb .18

2929 Oak Hill Rd • Alvarado, TX 76009 E-mail: Website:


Kevin Moore Superior Livestock Auction Representative (817) 822-7109 Jessica Moore (817) 822-7402

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M6 Fresh Air 8165 P ET


BW -0.5 WW 46 YW 83 Milk 4 TM 27 SC 0.9 REA .29 Marb .05 1st calf crop is awesome! He will be on display. First sons, daughters and service sell.


Beef Doctor 5180 x 914 - Germaine

BW 0.4 WW 33 YW 57 Milk 11 TM 27 SC 0.7 REA .33 Marb .01 Donor Alert! Sells with Fresh Air bull calf.

SR Lady Ease 914 ET

Dam of Fresh Air, 7134 and Field Rep


Duke 761 x H45 - Nancy

TT Wind 0383 x 761 - Nancy

BW -0.7 WW 33 YW 64 Milk 9 TM 25 SC 0.9 REA .13 Marb .07 Donor Alert! Due in Feb. to New Standard.

BW 2.4 WW 36 YW 69 Milk 16 TM 34 SC 1.0 REA .20 Marb .05 Donor Alert! Sells with Fresh Air bull calf and dam of 8145 donor.

M6 Ms H45 Nancy 382 ET

Dam of 6100, 685 and Grand Dam of 8145

PC Ms Lady INXS P 805 ET

1108 ET

BW 3.9 WW 23 YW 45 Milk 7 TM 18 SC 0.4 REA .22 Marb -.02 AICA National Calf Champion and maternal sib to the current Denver and Ft. Worth Champions sells with Fresh Air bull calf.

Aug Fresh Air x 104 - 602 Cow

BW -0.3 WW 37 YW 68 Milk 9 TM 27 SC 0.9 REA .34 Marb .05 Show Alert! Est. EPDs

PJ Ms Grid Maker 602 P

Fantastic Cattle Fun Fellowship and Exciting Times

Dam of 1108, another Fresh Air show heifer, and a Blue Grass daughter.

Guest Female Consignors Happy II Charolais Shepherd Charolais Reinhart Charolais Buddy’s Charolais

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Link Charolais Salter Charolais Farm Hyde Cattle Co. Sublette Cattle Co.

Bruner Polled Charolais Clear Water Cattle Co. Dennis Charolais Farm Evans Cahrolais


AICA #1 Multiple Trait Leader

TWO SALES ONE DAY! M6 New Standard 842 P ET

With guest female consignments.


BW -1.0 WW 43 YW 83 Milk 13 TM 35 SC 1.7 REA .83 Marb .17 Sister, sons, daughters and service sell. Thanks to Derry Wright for recently purchasing 1/3 interest and spring possession.


Dam of New Standard and 844. Also selling a maternal sister by Gain & Grade.

March 23rd, 2012 Noon 200 Head Sell!


Breeding Age Bulls! 110 Charolais • 10 Herefords


Charolais Female Lots! Donors, Pairs, Breds, Flushes and a select few Show Heifers.


Bravo x 104 - 2175 Cow

BW 0.7 WW 39 YW 73 Milk 14 TM 34 SC 1.4 REA .66 Marb .10 Selling successful flush in this full sib to New Standard. Plus selling another full sister with a Tena-acious bull calf.



Duke 17J x 066 Nancy


BW 2.5 WW 34 YW 75 Milk 17 TM 34 SC 0.8 REA .26 Marb .16 Selling successful flush. Dam of Cooley Royce 1107 T39.

Gain & Grade x H45 - Nancy FAll SAle BW 2.3 WW 36 Bull YW 68 Milk 12 TM 30 SC 0.9 REA -.02 Marb .20 Friday October Sells bred to New Standard8th, 2010 1 pm



SPRING Bull & Female Sale

with a Fresh Air bull calf.

M6 Stock & Awe 9104 pld

100+ Breeding Age Cooley Royce 1107 T39 Charolais Bulls 1/2 interest recently sold for $32,500

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Gain & Grade x 2244 - Bell

BW -0.3 WW 33 YW 59 Milk 9 TM 25 SC 0.8 REA -.09 Marb .21 Sells bred to New Standard M6 Ms with an About Time heifer053 calf. Cigar pld

BoB morton

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2929 Oak Hill Rd • Alvarado, TX 76009 E-mail: • Website:



Hereford & Charolais Kevin & Jessica Moore • 2929 Oak Hill Rd • Alvarado, TX 76009

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At SCHURRTOP, We Get Behind So You Can Move Ahead


200 Angus & Charolais Yearling Bulls

Friday, March 23, 2012•1:00 p.m. CST•Tri-State Livestock, McCook, NE I 25+ years of Feed Efficiency Testing • 40+ years of Carcass, Gain & Performance Data I

Selling Sons & Grandsons of these and other Schurrtop Sires with... Butterfly Tops • Massive Rear Quarters • Unparalleled Marbling Bred In The Latest Proof is in... you can have MUSCLE & MARBLING!

Yrlg. REA: 20.2 sq. in. SCHURRTOP TWENTY ONE P M729412 Powerful Muscle, Marbling and Do-Ability

BW WW YW REA MB EPDs: -1.5 33 59 1.08 0.04 Perf: 89 886 1,468 20.2 3.0

Schurrtop sired Purebred Heifers Harvested 2011 • 100% Choice or higher • 19% Prime • Avg. Ribeye: 14.9 sq. in. • $70 Carcass Premium returned-over $1,900/head


2 Loads of 100% Schurrtop Sired Charolais-Cross Heifers • 100% Choice & Prime

SCHURRTOP V351 “E423” P M603158 Unparalleled Muscle & Marbling Calving Ease and Total Performance BW WW YW REA MB EPDs: 0.5 43 71 0.65 .28 Perf: 84 790

Also Selling Sons ofSchurrtop Midwest 2829 P M747455 Flawless Phenotype - more carcass potential than any BW WW YW REA MB EPDs: -0.8 35 69 0.75 0.10 Perf: 80 617 1,297 18.7 4.9 Schurrtop JK C375-4254 P “Beef” M729109

SCHURRTOP M 5951 “6400” P M763111 Exciting Calving Ease, Muscling & Performance

EPDs: Perf:

BW WW YW REA MB 1.1 35 52 0.96 0.00 90 782 18.5 2.4

As Thick and Deep as They Come BW WW YW REA MB EPDs: 3.0 35 72 0.20 0.26 Perf: 94 741 1,458 16.5 4.0

Schurrtop Movin On P M688265 Top Ribeye and Marbling Combo of His Calf Crop BW WW YW REA MB EPDs: -0.8 35 54 0.30 0.08 Perf: 76 730 1,530

Schurrtop Bulls have...

Calving Ease & Calf Vigor. We calve out in the hills and they work for us, not us for them.

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Where proven pedigrees and performance, yield customer satisfaction, in an efficient manner. K014 Saturday, April 7, 2012 EM798284 1 p.m. . Red River Livestock 10/14/10 Ardmore, Oklahoma

Sire: Wyoming Wind Dam: Duke 914 x D029 103 M803025 2/02/11 Sire: X-Factor Dam: Prime Cut x Clarice J139 0706 M801110 11/20/10 Sire: Field Rep grandson Dam: Skylighter x Image 0816 M801102 11/21/10 Sire: Powerplay Dam: Gridmaker x Mojo

Call Today to Request Your Sale Catalog! Brett Sayre, Sale Manager 23450 Hardin Road Purdin, MO 64674 (573) 881-1876

SR/NC Field Rep 2158 P ET . His sons & grandsons sell!

80 Bulls Sell

. Virgin Bulls . Trich Tested . BVD PI Free . Semen Tested . Breeding Soundness Exam . Fed & Developed on Forage Based Diet

Bulls Sired by These Breed Leaders Sell!

Field Rep . X-Factor Gridmaker . Cashflow . Wyoming Wind Budsmydad . Powerplay . Firewater Curtiss & Brenda Nipp Justin and Travis Nipp 25140 Oswalt Rd. Overbrook, OK 73453 Home (580) 668-3332 Curtiss (cell) (580) 513-3555 Justin (cell) (580) 513-3556 Travis (cell) (580) 513-3792

Guest Consignors: Ridder Farms . . . Derek (573) 680-4692 . Dale (573) 680-4691 Harold White Charolais . (580) 276-5612 MARCH

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27th Annual Bull Sale •April 9, 2012 • 1:00 p.m. (cst)


Sire: Keys Ten-Acious 166S

EC Game Changer 5030 Pld BW: 96 WW: 780

EPDs: BW:2.2 WW:39 YW: 81 MLK: 4 TM: 23 REA: .60

Sire: Raile 2250 T077

YW: 1588 ADG: 5.1


EC Hard Copy 5052 Pld

BW: 89 WW: 845 YW: 1465 ADG: 3.9 EPDs: BW:0.8 WW:33 YW:61 MLK:11 TM:28 REA:.21

Sire: RC Scanner 639 Polled

EC Scanner 4020 Pld

BW: 99 WW:807 YW:11466 ADG: 4.1

EPDS BW: 3.9 WW: 33 YW: 60 MLK: 9

Watch Videos of the Bulls

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M803408 TM: 26 REA: .08


Sire: Raile 2250 T077

EC First Class 5027 Pld

BW: 92 WW: 816 YW: 1475 ADG: 4.2

EPDS: BW: 1.3 WW: 31 YW: 58 MLK: 17

TM: 32


Sire: Raile 2250 T077

EC Performance Plus 339 Pld

REA: .22

BW: 89 WW: 801 YW: 1342 ADG: 3.5

EPDs: BW: 1.9 WW: 39 YW: 64 MLK: 10

TM: 30 REA: .26

Sire: EC/CY Good Sense 220 Pld


EC Sensation 164 Pld

BW: 93 WW: 713 EPDs: BW: 2.0 WW: 33 YW: 58 MLK: 8 TM: 24 REA: .45

Offering 12 Fancy Replacement Heifers

Charolais Bales CCC, Huron, S.D. • 65 Top Quality Bulls



Sire: EC No Doubt 2022 P

EC Cash Flow 4026 PLD

BW: 88 WW: 762 YW: 1480 ADG: 4.5 EPDs: BW: -0.5 WW: 29 YW: 60 MLK: 7 TM: 21 REA: .18

Sire: Pro-Char Clyde 79T


EC Red Zone 4009 Pld BW: 88 WW: 736 YW: 1254 ADG: 3.3 EPDs: BW: 0.1 WW: 24 YW: 30 MLK: 2 TM: 14 REA: .22


EC Outlaw 8065 Pld

BW: 90

WW: 799

EC IQCR Silver Prime Y32P BW: 95 WW: 746 YW: 1383 ADG: 4.0 EPDs: BW: -0.8 WW: 29 YW: 46 MLK: 12


EC Excalibur 921 Pld

YW: 1532 ADG: 4.6

REA: .37

TM: 26

Sire: LT Bluegrass 4017P

BW: 89 WW: 784 YW: 1339 ADG: 3.5

EPDs: BW: 1.2 WW: 30 YW: 46 MLK: 6 TM: 20 REA: 0.14


Sire: Keys Ten-Acious 166S

EPDS: BW: 1.5 WW: 38 YW: 77 MLK: -2 TM: 17

Sire: LT Silver Distance 5342P

EC Royalties 7027 Pld

Sire: Eatons Royal Dynasty 6164

BW: 97 WW: 793 YW: 1526 ADG: 4.6

EPDs: BW: 2.9 WW: 34 YW: 70 MLK: 7

TM: 24 REA: .42

Jamie Eggleston (605) 350-3117 • (605) 883-4602 Dennis Eggleston (605) 883-4590 • MARCH

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30th Annual Bull Sale

April 7, 2012

1:00 p.m. • Hub City Livestock, Aberdeen, SD Selling 70 Powerful Yearling and 5 Fall Yearling Bulls

“Official Home of the Bling Tags”

Also Selling-

20 Powerful Open Charolais Heifers 10 Open Simmental Heifers

Here’s an example of the exciting and innovative Genetics selling!

Wells Miss Chilipepper Pld Fargo x Red Smoke F1141993 BW: 94 AWW: 689 • Red Hot Mama’s first calf!

Wells Ms Moonshine 1924 Pld Fargo x Platinum 20K F1142065 BW: 82 AWW: 718 AYW: 1,121 • Dam is a full sister to Mustang Sally’s dam.

Fargo x Fasttrack M809670 BW: 84 ADG: 5.0 SC: 36

AWW: 842 AYW: 1,555

Wells Mr Royal Flush 1814 Pld Wells Locked & Loaded 1002 Pld

Wells Fire-N-Ice 1055 Pld

Red Smoke x Cohiba QM200423 BW: 90 ADG: 5.3 SC: 39

Wells Irresistable 1540 Pld

Platinum 20K x Oahe Wind BW: 90 AWW: 962 AYW: 1,447 ADG: 4.0 SC: 35

AWW: 872 AYW: 1,669

Red Smoke x Platinum 31H BW: 90 AWW: 772 AYW: 1,505 ADG: 4.7 SC: 36 From the 2012 Denver Pen

Visit our website or give us a call for sale catalogs



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

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Our Denver Pen Sells! 2012 National Western Reserve Grand Champion Pen of 5 Bulls The #1 Pen for — WDA • 3.87 lbs. Scrotal • 38.7 cm YW EPD • +66 lbs. W ELL S


Wells Mr Bobby 1001 ET Pld

Red Smoke x Marion EM802611 BW: 92 ADG: 4.8 SC: 35

AWW: 907 AYW: 1,649

Wells Line of Fire 1900 Pld

Fire Water x Cutter Bill M806582 BW: 85 ADG: 4.3 SC: 39

AWW: 759 AYW: 1,424

All 5 sell including a full brother to the top sellilng bull in our 2011 sale.

Wells Mr Aurora 1509 Pld Platinum 20K x Oahe Wind M806466 BW: 90 AWW: 817 AYW: 1,406 ADG: 3.9 SC: 39

Wells Ultimate Comeback 1163 Pld Platinum 20K x Latitude M801690 BW: 86 AWW: 913 AYW: 1,501 ADG: 4.0 SC: 43

Wells Stampede 1450 Pld

Fargo x Latitude M806529 BW: 88 AWW: 746 AYW: 1,583 ADG: 5.1 SC: 40


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78 BULLS F 54 Charolais F 17 Red Angus F 7 Char x Red Angus


23rd Annual Raile Charolais Production Sale March 19, 2012 1:00 p.m. CST St. Francis Livestock Commission Co.; St. Francis, KS Join Us




Charolais sires also include:

Fink 8823 of 0644 FM ; Schurrtop JK 5001-4244 P; Schurrtop H571 J827 P; SCR Bronco 9026












677 / 103

1322 / 103






681 / 104

1276 / 100






669 / 102

1240 / 97






733 / 112

1378 / 108






649 / 106

1228 / 100






713 / 116

1407 / 114






705 / 101

1447 / 109




SCHURRTOP J827 X RAILE 2250 T082 FINKS 8823 X FINKS 2250


Y058 For more information or a sale catalog give us a call or visit our website!

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1965 Rd. 7 • St. Francis, KS 67756 Cliff: 785-332-2794 • 785-332-6084 cell Sale Consultant: Kristian Rennert 308-440-9463


45 RAILE CHAROLAIS FEMALES AVAILABLE, MARCH 19! F 25 TOP END Polled Charolais F 8 Char x Angus or Red Angus F 12 Commercial Red Angus Fancy show prospects!


Any program can breed cattle by the numbers using computer evaluations, but how many select for the details beyond the numbers? It’s been said "the devil is in the details" For several decades Raile Charolais cow herd has been genetically evaluated for economic traits not measured by the computer. Disposition, structure, feet and legs, udders, fleshing ability, and motherhood are traits needed to ensure longevity in the breeding animal. These heifers possess those traits. The females are from the "heart" of our herd. I can not over emphasize that these are from the "TOP END"of our replacement pen. For those interested in EPDs, this group of heifers averaged WW-top25%, YW-top20% and top 30 % for Milk. Loin-eye and Marbling EPD top 35%. They cover all the basis and should make good brood cows--with high predictability.











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610 / 106

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FINKS 2250 X RC CIGAR 203 FINKS 8823 X FINKS 2250 FINKS 8823 X FINKS 2250 FINKS 8790 X FINKS 2250

FINKS 8823 X RAILE 2250 0626 FINKS 8823 X FINKS 2250





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AICA Roll of Excellence Show Results National Western Stock Show Heifer and Bull Pen Shows– National ROE National Western Stock Show – National ROE Fort Worth Stock Show– National ROE

National Western Stock Show Heifer and Bull Pen Shows-National ROE Denver, Colo.  January 14, 2012 Judge: Doug Satree, Montague, Texas


ROLL OF EXCELLENCE 1,140; 3.51; 37) Class 134 – 2nd Place: Bar J Charolais. Sire; M6 Made Right 8103 PET. (435; 1,241; 2.85; 36.3)

Total Shown–12 Pens; Pens of Three Heifers- 3; Pens of Five Bulls-3; Pens of Three Bulls-6. Performance information listed: Average days of age; average weight; average weight per day of age; average scrotal circumference (bulls)

National Western Stock Pen Show

Pens of Heifers

Grand and First Class 136: Bar S Ranch, Paradise, Kan. Sire: CCF Knob Creek 0808 Pld ET. (277; 794; 2.86) Reserve Grand and Second Class 136: Silver Spur Ranches, LLC, Saratoga, Wyo. Sires: LT Bluegrass 4017 P; TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET; Eatons Bullseye 4145. (317; 939; 2.96)

Grand Champion Pen of Heifers

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Heifers

Grand Champion Pen of Three Bulls

Reserve Grand Champion Pen of Three Bulls

Grand Champion Pen of Five Bulls

Reserve Champion Pen of Five Bulls

Class Placing

Class 136 – 3rd Place: Wells Charolais Ranch, Conde, S.D. Sire: Sparrows Fargo 811U. (329; 961; 2.92)

Pens of Five Bulls

Grand and First Class 131: Bar S Ranch. Sires: TR PZC Rapid Fire 9775 ET; CCF Knob Creek 0808 Pld ET; Swegle Creek Ko Jo 514ET. (289; 1,030; 3.56; 33.4) Reserve Grand and Second Class 131: Wells Charolais Ranch. Sires: TR Red Smoke; GDSF Jr Platinum 20K; Sparrow Fargo 811U; GDSF Tried And True 58U; TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. (307; 1,187; 3.87; 38.7)

Class Placing

Class 132 – 1st Place: Bar J Charolais, Liverpool, Texas. Sires: MT Mr Thomas 57/8; HAMM Little Man 22S; HAMM Mogo 67T; M6 Made Right 8103 PET. (464; 1,405; 3.03; 37.2)

Pens of Three Bulls

Grand and First Class 133A: Summit Farms, Alden, Iowa. Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. (300; 1,079; 3.60; 34.5) Reserve Grand and First Class 134: Creek Cut Ranch, Carthage, Mo. Sire: OBGCE Beam 8213. (479; 1,400; 2.92; 37.6)

Class Placings

Class 133A – 2nd Place: Silver Spur Ranches, LLC. Sire: TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. (314; 1,063; 3.39; 36.5) Class 133B – 1st Place: Wright Charolais, Richmond, Mo. Sires: D&D INXS; WC-WCCC Rocketfuel 7109; PF Impressed 620 P ET. (339; 1,167; 3.44; 36.8). 2nd Place: Sand Creek Charolais, Holyoke, Colo. Sires: SCR Bronco 9026; Keys Tenacious 10W. (325; 50  

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National Western Stock Show – National ROE

Denver, Colo.  January 16, 2012 Judge: Kyle Colyer, Bruneau, Idaho Total Shown – 73: Females-54; Bulls-19


Junior and Grand Champion: TR PZC Ms Ivory Angel 0711 ET, 4-5-10, by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Chesney Effling, Highmore, S.D. Senior Calf and Reserve Grand Champion: OBG Elvira 030, 12-8-10, by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Lauren Greeson, Coatesville, Ind. Spring Calf Champion: KASS/CJB Joan Jett ET, 3-13-11, by KASS Jaxson WT38ET. Chance Bauman, Cheyenne, Wyo. Reserve Spring Calf Champion: TR PZC NC Fire Fly 1746 ET, 4-15-11, by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Cagney Effling, Highmore, S.D. Junior Calf Champion: WC Penelope 1169 P ET, 2-13-11, by D&D INXS. Rathmourne Charolais, Port Hope, Mich. Reserve Junior Calf Champion: KR Miss Bluegrass 1029, 1-19-11, by LT Bluegrass 4017 P. Bill King, Stanley, N.M. Reserve Senior Calf Champion: LG Delinda 81X, 12-5-10, by OBG Assertion 4906 P ET. Lauren Greeson. Intermediate Champion: 3G Cowgirl XQuisite, 6-4-10, by LT Rio Bravo 3181 P. Mariah Kinkade, Liberty, Mo. Reserve Intermediate Champion: HPF Ms Marion 045, 7-7-10, by OW Impressive U502 Pld ET. Taylor Hett, Roggen, Colo. Reserve Junior Champion: PZC TR 19 And Crazy 011P ET, 3-15-10, by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Ethan Dickerson, Paradise, Kan. Senior Champion: PC Ms Peaches P1005 ET, 1-5-10, by SR/NC Field Rep 2158 P ET. Amanda Tinkle, Tomball Texas. Reserve Senior Champion: KR Ms Easy Pro 0085, 2-2-10, by LT Easy Pro 3151 Pld. Jordan Spindle, Stanley, N.M.

Class Placings

Summer Heifer Calves – Calved May 28 to June 1, 2011. 2 shown: 1. Alex Creasey, Macomb, Ill., on CC Born This Way 161 Pld.

2. Caitlin Mack, Watertown, S.D., on JM Ms Sent From Heaven. Early Spring Heifer Calves – Calved April 1 to April 15, 2011. 6 shown: 1. Cagney Effling on TR PZC NC Fire Fly 1746 ET. 2. Hansen Farms, Turton, S.D., on HF JM Angel Eyes 25Y. 3. Haley Stalcup, Prescott, Iowa, on CC Nobodys Girl 1607 Pld. Early Spring Heifer Calves – Calved March 21 to March 28, 2011. 5 shown: 1. Grady Dickerson, Paradise, Kan., on Bar S Pistol Annie 1542 ET. 2. Northwest Missouri State University, Maryville, Mo., on NWMSU Lady 1110. 3. Kurtis Clawson, Satanta, Kan., on VCR Ms Dakota Pride 1142 P. Early Spring Heifer Calves – Calved March 5 to March 13, 2011. 5 shown: 1. Chance Bauman on KASS/CJB Joan Jett ET. 2. Kade Bowen, Loco, Okla., on TR Ms Fire Doll Y35 Pld. 3. Ashley Moore, Piasa, Ill., on NS TR PZC Firedancer 1502P. Junior Heifer Calves – Calved January 15 to February 17, 2011. 7 shown: 1.Rathmourne Charolais, Port Hope, Mich., on WC Penelope 1169 P ET. 2. Bill King on KR Miss Bluegrass 1029. 3. Charles Eklund, Cambridge, Minn., on PZC RJB Kiss Me Or Not 104P ET. Winter Heifer Calves – Calved Nov.5 to Dec. 8, 2010. 5 shown: 1. Lauren Greeson on OBG Elvira 030. 2. Lauren Greeson on LG Delinda 81X. 3. Chelsea Woodcock, Clovia, Calif., on WL Princess Mia X82. Senior Heifer Calves – Calved Sept. 2 to Oct. 28, 2010. 8 shown: 1. Megan Johnson, Beaver, Okla., on MJ Miss Polly 0106P. 2. Nathan Suttles, Morton, Ill., on TR Ms Sweetwater 0703X. 3. Grady Dickerson on Bar S Lady Gaga 0961. Late Summer Yearling Females – Calved July 2 to August 29, 2010. 3 shown: 1. Taylor Hett on HPF Ms Marion 045. 2. MOGO Charolais, Florence, Ala., on HAMM Mogo X24. 3. Weston Schrader, Wells, Kan., on Schrader’s Miss Phyllis 0201. Summer Yearling Females – Calved June 4, 2010. 2 shown: 1. Mariah Kinkade on 3G Cowgirl XQuisite. 2. Sydney Zehnder, Stanchfield, Minn., on WDZ SFC Tamara P ET. Late Spring Yearling Females – Calved

April 3 to April 7, 2010. 5 shown: 1. Chesney Effling on TR PZC Ms Ivory Angel 0711 ET. 2. Ethan Dickerson on Bar S Ms Proirity 0607. 3. Bar J Charolais, Liverpool, Texas, on BJCF 12R’s Fannie X52. Early Spring Yearling Females – Calved March 4 to March 22, 2010. 3 shown: 1. Ethan Dickerson on PZC TR 19 and Crazy 011P ET. 2. Haley Stalcup on PZC TR Fight Like a Girl 008P. 3. Megan Johnson on MJ Miss Polly 0891P. Junior Yearling Females – Calved Jan. 5 to Feb. 2, 2010. 3 shown: 1. Amanda Tinkle on PC Ms Peaches P1005 ET. 2. Jordon Spindle on KR Ms Easy Pro 0085. 3. Abby Spindle, Stanley, N.M., on KR Ms Easy Pro 0063.


Junior and Grand Champion: CML Diablo 2X, 2-7-10, by Sparrows Sanchez 715T. Thomas Ranch, Harrold, S.D., Polzin Cattle, Darwin, Minn., McLeod Livestock, Balzac, AB, and Thistle Ridge Ranch, Taber, AB. Spring Calf and Reserve Grand Champion: KASS/CJB Quiet Riot ET, 3-16-11, by KASS Jaxson WT38ET. Chance Bauman. Reserve Spring Calf Champion: ROR Ignition 1023 P, 3-23-11, by CCF Knob Creek 0808 Pld ET. Mark Deutsch, Newton, Iowa, and Cannon Land & Cattle, Newton, Iowa. Junior Calf Champion: CML Encore 4Y, 2-5-11, by Sparrows Sanchez 715T. Silver Spur Land & Cattle, LLC, Saratoga, Wyo. Reserve Junior Calf Champion: WC CCC Full Metal Jacket 1127 PET, 1-20-11, by WC-WCCC Rocketfuel 7109. Wright Charolais, Richmond, Mo., and Cody Cattle Co., Richmond, Mo. Senior Calf Champion: Summit HDF Supreme X01, 11-6-10, by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Summit Farms, Alden, Iowa Reserve Senior Calf Champion: BJCF Permanent Mark X85, 9-19-10, by HAMM Mogo U23. Bar J Charolais. Intermediate Champion: SCF Midway 0100, 7-6-10, by GCR Fasttrack 25. Ronnie Despino, Colfax, La., and Nathan Suttles. Reserve Junior Champion: Keys All State 149X, 4-2-10, by Keys Specialist 18U. Effertz Key Ranch, Velva, N.D., and Nathan Suttles. Senior Champion: CCC Bud Heavy 903 Pld ET, 1-21-09, by WDZ Bud 434 Pld ET. Cody

Cattle Company and Wright Charolais.

Class Placings

Early Spring Bull Calves – Calved March 2 to March 31, 2011. 4 shown: 1. Chance Bauman on KASS/CJB Quiet Riot ET. 2. Mark Deutsch and Cannon Land & Cattle on ROR Igniton 1023 P. 3. Megan Fink, Manhattan, Kan., on MF Traction 14 ND. Junior Bull Calves – Calved Jan. 9 to Feb. 17, 2011. 6 shown: 1. Silver Spur Land and Cattle LLC on CML Encore 4Y. 2. Wright Charolais and Cody Cattle Co. on WC CCC Full Metaljacket1127PE. 3. Wright Charolais on WC Up The Limit 1128 P ET. Winter Bull Calves – Calved Nov. 3 to Nov. 6, 2010. 2 shown: 1. Summit Farms on Summit HDF Supreme X01. 2. Oklahoma Bovine Genetics, Miami, Okla., on OBG Ultra 021. Senior Bull Calves – Calved Sept. 19 to Oct. 10, 2010. 2 shown: 1. Bar J Charolais on BJCF Permanent Mark X85. 2. Samsel Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. and Oklahoma Bovine Genetics on OBG Invision 009. Late Summer Yearling Bulls – Calved July 6, 2010. 1 shown: 1. Ronnie Despino and Nathan Suttles on SCF Midway 0100. Spring Yearling Bulls – Calved April 2, 2010. 2 shown: 1. Effertz Key Ranch, Velva, N.D. and Nathan Suttles on Keys All State 149X. 2. Bar J Charolais on BJCF Powerball X51. Junior Yearling Bulls – Calved Feb. 7, 2010. 1 shown: 1. Thomas Ranch, Polzin Cattle, McLeod Livestock and Thistle Ridge Ranch on CML Diablo 2X. Two-Year Old Bulls – Calved Jan. 21, 2009. 1 shown: 1. Cody Cattle Company and Wright Charolais on CCC Bud Heavy 903 Pld ET.


Produce of Dam – 3 shown: 1. Thomas Ranch on Thomas Ms Impressive 0641. 2. Chance Bauman on LC Ms Wind 5033 PET. 3. Thomas Ranch on CML Pld Wilma 3S. Junior Get-of-Sire – 1 shown: 1. Thomas Ranch on TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Get-of-Sire – 1 shown: 1. Thomas Ranch on TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Breeder’s Herd – 1 shown: 1. Northwest Missouri State University.

National Western Stock Show

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Champion Bull CHAROLAIS JOURNAL


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Fort Worth Stock Show National ROE

Fort Worth, Texas  January 28, 2012 Judge: Jeff Jackson, Walnut Springs, Texas Total Shown – 38: Females-27; Bulls-11


Junior and Grand Champion: JM Ms Jwow ET, 3-23-10, by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Stephanie Mack, Watertown, S.D. Senior Calf and Reserve Grand Champion: OBG Elvira 030, 12-8-10, by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Lauren Greeson, Coatesville, Ind. Spring Calf Champion: SSR Moon Shine Y292, 3-3-11, by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Silver Spur Land & Cattle, LLC, Saratoga, Wyo. Reserve Spring Calf Champion: PC Ms Lucky Lady P1133 ET, 5-5-11, by SVY Freedom Pld 307N. Amanda Tinkle, Tomball, Texas. Junior Calf Champion: SCC Twisted Tears 402Y, 2-21-11, by OBG Who’s Cryin’ Now 7309. Kennedy King, Angleton, Texas. Reserve Junior Calf Champion: Sugar Cookie 5004, 2-15-11, by Three Trees Wind 0383 ET. Shianne Pedersen, Terrell, Texas. Reserve Senior Calf Champion: DCF Passion 099X P, 9-22-10, by SVY Freedom Pld 307N. Richard De Moss, Bowie, Texas. Intermediate Champion: HAMM Mogo X24, 7-2-10, by HAMM Mogo U1. MOGO Charolais, Florence, Ala. Reserve Junior Champion: BJCF 12R’s Fannie X52, 4-3-10, by HAMM Bramard 12R. Bar J Charolais, Liverpool, Texas. Senior Champion: PC Ms Peaches P1005 ET, 1-5-10, by SR/NC Field Rep 2158 P ET. Amanda Tinkle. Reserve Senior Champion: TVCC Ms Unlimited 0956 P, 11-29-09, by DMR Unlimited Ease 0711. Trinity Valley Community College, Athens, Texas.

Class Placings

Late Spring Heifer Calves – Calved May 5, 2011. 1 shown: 1. Amanda Tinkle on PC Ms Lucky Lady P1133 ET.

Early Spring Heifer Calves – Calved March 2 to April 10, 2011. 7 shown: 1. Silver Spur Land & Cattle, LLC on SSR Moon Shine Y292. 2. Zachary Hill, Midlothian, Texas, on BLB Ms On The Edge 107 ET. 3. Brody Bracewell, Tioga, Texas, on BLB Ms Gunner’s Dae Dae 109 P. Junior Heifer Calves – Calved Jan. 7 to Feb. 21, 2011. 5 shown: 1. Kennedy King on SCC Twisted Tears 402Y. 2. Shianne Pedersen on Sugar Cookie 5004. 3. Trinity Valley Community College on TVCC Ms Legend 1104. Winter Heifer Calves – Calved Nov. 10 to Dec. 8, 2010. 4 shown: 1. Lauren Greeson on OBG Elvira 030. 2. Kody King, Angleton, Texas, on OBG Nancy 028. 3. Lauren Greeson on LG Delinda 81X. Senior Heifer Calves – Calved Sept. 22 to Oct. 19, 2010. 4 shown: 1. Richard De Moss on DCF Passion 099X. 2. Brett Collard, Angleton, Texas, on OBG Pamela 008. 3. Chad Tindel, Eustace, Texas, on BJCF 67T’s Katrina X110. Late Summer Yearling Females – Calved July 2, 2010. 1 shown: 1. MOGO Charolais on HAMM Mogo X24. Late Spring Yearling Females – Calved April 3 to April 27, 2010. 2 shown: 1. Bar J Charolais on BJCF 12R’s Fannie X52. 2. Shianne Pedersen on P5 Trinity’s Legacy 5002. Early Spring Yearling Females – Calved March 23, 2010. 1 shown: 1. Stephanie Mack on JM Ms Jwow ET. Junior Yearling Females – Calved Jan. 5, 2010. 1 shown: 1. Amanda Tinkle on PC Ms Peaches P1005 ET. Senior Yearling Females – Calved Nov. 29, 2009. 1 shown: 1. Trinity Valley Community College on TVCC Ms Unlimited 0956 P.


Junior Calf and Grand Champion: CML Encore 4Y, 2-5-11, by Sparrows Sanchez 715T. Silver Spur Land & Cattle. Reserve Junior Calf and Reserve Grand Champion: SCC Junky Star 420Y, 2-25-11, by SVY Freedom Pld 307N. Samsel Cattle Company, Cloverdale, Ind. Spring Calf Champion: WDZ KF Cyclone 127

P ET, 3-19-11, by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. N Bar Cattle Co., Russell Springs, Kan. Reserve Spring Calf Champion: BJCF Tolar Y43, 5-5-11, by M6 7M Madrid 701. Bar J Charolais. Senior Calf Champion: BJCF Permanent Mark X85, 9-19-10, by HAMM Mogo U23. Bar J Charolais. Reserve Senior Calf Champion: OBG Ultra 021, 11-3-10, by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Oklahoma Bovine Genetics, Miami, Okla. Junior Champion: BJCF Powerball X51, 4-210, by HAMM Bramard 12R. Bar J Charolais. Reserve Junior Champion: TR PZC Impressive Fire 0792 ET, 3-14-10, by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Trinity Valley Community College.

Class Placings

Late Spring Bull Calves – Calved May 5 to June 11, 2011. 2 shown: 1. Bar J Charolais on BJCF Tolar Y43. 2. P5 Charolais, Terrell, Texas, on P5 Remington. Early Spring Bull Calves – Calved March 19, 2011. 1 shown: 1. N Bar Cattle Co. on WDZ KF Cyclone 127 P ET. Junior Bull Calves – Calved Feb. 5 to Feb. 25, 2011. 2 shown: 1. Silver Spur Land & Cattle, LLC on CML Encore 4Y. 2. Samsel Cattle Co. on SCC Junky Star 420Y. Winter Bull Calves – Calved Nov. 3, 2010. 1 shown: 1. Oklahoma Bovine Genetics on OBG Ultra 021. Senior Bull Calves – Calved Sept. 19 to Oct. 19, 2010. 3 shown: 1. Bar J Charolais on BJCF Permanent Mark X85. 2. Oklahoma Bovine Genetics and Samsel Cattle Company on OBG Invision 009. 3. Thomas Levens, Dallas, Texas, on TML Gunner’s Mark 011 P. Spring Yearling Bulls – Calved March 14 to April 2, 2010. 2 shown: 1. Bar J Charolais on BJCF Powerball X51. 2. Trinity Valley Community College on TR PZC Impressive Fire 0792 ET.


Produce of Dam – 1 shown: 1. Amanda Tinkle on PC Ms Lucky Lady P306Pld.

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Reserve Champion Female

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Champion Bull

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Junior Get-Of-Sire – 1 shown: 1. Oklahoma Bovine Genetics on TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. Breeders Herd – 1 shown: 1. Bar J Charolais. Group Of Five Head – 1 shown: 1. Bar J Charolais.

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ZEISLER CHAROLAIS 24th Annual Polled Bull Sale

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March 16, 2012 • 1 p.m. CST at the ranch, west of Butte, NE

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RZ Fire Cracker Y12P

DOB: 1/31/2011

RZ Sir Gossip Y85 P

DOB: 2/18/2011

Sire: Eatons Fire Cracker 9198 P Dam’s Sire: RZ Montana Silver R12 PD BW: 82 lbs. AWW/R: 617 lbs./91 AYW/R: 1,121 lbs./94 EPDs: -0.6 20 44 7 17

Sire: WCR Sir Gossip 612 P Dam’s Sire: RZ Sir Achiever H43 Pld BW: 94 lbs. AWW/R: 721 lbs./114 AYW/R: 1,241 lbs./112 EPDs: -0.3 29 56 5 20

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RZ Sir Steakhouse Y9

DOB: 1/30/2011

Sire: Eatons Fire Cracker 9198 P Dam’s Sire: RZ Sir Magic M92 Pld BW: 73 lbs. AWW/R: 701 lbs./103 AYW/R: 1,277 lbs./107 EPDs: -2.6 23 50 9 21

RZ Sir Gossip Y99 P

DOB: 2/22/2011

Sire: WCR Sir Gossip 612 P Dam’s Sire: RZ Sir Prime Cut M5 Pld BW: 95 lbs. AWW/R: 658 lbs./104 AYW/R: 1,242 lbs./112 EPDs: 0.0 33 64 7 23

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Western Livestock Auction,Great Falls, Mont. Select your next herd sire from 500 bulls!

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CHAROLAIS Facts: ull Sale APRIL 7, 2012 B l a u n n 28th A

Weber Charolais & Red Angus

“Meat & Muscle” BUll Sale

March 26, 2012 1:00 pm CST Storm Date: Corsica Sale Barn, Corsica, SD

April 2, 2012

SELLING - 75 Yearling Charolais & Red Angus Bulls,

40 Commercial Red Angus Pairs and 10 registered Red Angus Heifers

For Sale at Private Treaty Now- Yearling Charolais Heifers

Herd Sires Schurrtop

Power Edge X792

Schurrtop Genetic Edge x LHD Schurrtop Legend CE: -6.6 BW: 0.7 WW: 17 YW: 33 M: 0 MCE: -1.1 TM: 9 SC: 0.3 CW: 13 REA: 0.72 FT: -0.005 MB: -0.13 Semen Available: $20/straw; $30/signing fee Owned with Schurrtop Charolais

Selling Grandsons out of Power Edge daughters


Grid Plus 713

M6 Grid Maker 104 P ET x WCR Sir Duke 761 CE: 3.7 BW: 0.9 WW: 28 YW: 55 M: 13 MCE: 4.7 TM: 27 SC: 0.9 CW: 23 REA: 0.58 FT: -0.015 MB: 0.04 Semen Available: $20/straw; $30/signing fee Owned with M6 Charolais

The sire of a majority of our bull offering

Nice Breeze 8174

M6 Owned with M6 Charolais

Total Package

Schurrtop Owned with Schurrtop Charolais

Mr Fasttrack 711 JCR Sir Duke 736 WCF

For a catalog or more information, contact one of these Weber Family members:

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South Central Indiana Livestock Marketing Corp.

 CHAROLAIS SALE Saturday, march 31, 2012

Milltown, Indiana Milltown Feeder Auction • 1 p.m. Sale Day Phone: (812) 633-4885 Only 28 miles west of Louisville, Ky. on Indiana 64 (parallel to I-64)

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Breeding Charolais Since 1963 Tom Jernigan 4415 Lindenwood Rd. • Union City, TN 38261 (731) 885-1586 • Fax (731) 884-2570

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Our Herd is represented by: • LT WIND TIME 7070 #1 IN THE BREED FOR MATERNAL CALVING EASE. • BBCR Mighty Man 836 PLD, LT East Air 3920 & BCR Chinook Time 200 all trait leaders in calving ease • Other sires included BCR Tracker R051, BCR Bingo Mac S001, BCR Assertion Power U069, RA Big Mac 1091 Pld ET, Schurrtop E423-Jo43P, Freds Superb 4039 Call or E-mail to get on our sale book mailing list.

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FERTILITY FACTORS Several things can interfere with fertility, including high temperature and cold weather. Several things can interfere with fertility, including high temperature and cold weather. Scrotal frostbite (which can often occur in northern climates with cold weather and wind, if bulls don’t have adequate windbreaks) can result in scar tissue that makes it impossible for the bull to raise and lower his testicles, rendering him infertile. This may be temporary and not a serious problem (if the damage heals before the next breeding season) or permanent if the damage is extensive. “The bull may be out for the next breeding season, or maybe out for his lifetime, depending on the damage,” says Whittier. Optimum sperm production and sperm health depends on the testicles being a few degrees cooler than body temperature. This is why the bull must be able to lower his testicles in hot weather, and draw them up closer to the body for warmth in winter. Hot weather can be detrimental to fertility, as can a high fever if the bull is sick or suffers from an infection like foot rot. The sperm that were forming at the time he had a fever will be abnormal, and he will have an infertile period about 60 days following the fever. Summer heat may render a bull temporarily infertile. “I live in a part of the country where fescue is our major grass. The toxin in fescue inhibits cattle’s ability to shunt blood to the outside of the body so they can get rid of heat,” says Whittier. It is harder for the animal to regulate its temperature, and there is more risk for heat stress. “Cows suffering from heat stress may not become pregnant (or may lose the embryo) but bulls are also adversely affected. We constantly talk to producers about introducing clover into their fescue pastures, and having a fertilization program that doesn’t stimulate the fescue to outcompete the other plants. There is lots of management involved in dealing with this problem. One whole side of our state has largely abandoned spring calving just because of the problem of getting cows bred during the heat of summer. Many bulls show decreases in fertility earlier than cows do, in the same setting. When they are incapable of cooling their testicles, their semen quality is quickly diminished,” says Whittier. 58  

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test setting. “This puts the responsibility onto the producer, to monitor the breeding groups and make sure each bull is doing the job,” says Whittier. The young, inexperienced bull needs to be closely watched, but a libido problem can happen with an older bull, as well. An older, overweight bull may become lazy or arthritic and may lose interest in breeding. Weight and body condition are important factors in whether a bull will be a good breeder. He needs to be in proper fitness condition to be athletic and have the endurance to cover a lot of territory and breed a lot of cows. “For a long time, I told producers that they needed to have the bulls in abundant flesh because they would lose weight during the breeding season, and needed some reserve. Then I saw a really interesting study that was done in Canada, in some large community breeding pastures,” says Whittier. The research was done by Dr. Coulter who earlier had measured the fat in the bulls’ scrotums (and found that fat bulls are less fertile because the fat insulates the testicles and keeps them too warm for optimum sperm production, and also hinders the bulls’ ability to raise and lower the testicles to keep them at proper temperature). “In this particular study on the community pastures, however, all they did was check backfat, using ultrasound. Then they turned out 30 to 50 bulls in each pasture. They blood typed the bulls and the cows and the calves, so they could tell which bulls sired which calves.” In this way, they could tell how many calves each bull sired. “If you’d have asked me what was going to happen, I would have said that it would be a curve. I would have predicted that the really thin bulls wouldn’t breed very many cows and the really fat bulls wouldn’t breed very many, and that you’d want the bulls to be in the middle. It turned out that none of those bulls were too thin to breed cows. The ones that had zero backfat went out and bred the most cows. Now we realize there is a lot more danger in making a bull too fat than in having him too thin.”


There’s no substitute for knowing your bulls and closely monitoring them to see what’s actually happening in the pasture. A fat bull is not as athletically fit and is more likely to hurt himself, just like an overweight, out-of-shape human who tries to exercise. “The fat bull is not very athletic, and more apt to be lazy. When we talk about body condition scores, I think body score 5 (with 1 being emaciated and 9 being obese) is fine for a bull; he doesn’t need to be any fatter than that. A BCS 5 bull isn’t particularly pretty (he’s in his “working clothes”) but he is going to settle more cows than the fat bull. It is crucial that these bulls not be overly fat,” says Whittier. A yearling bull that is still growing may run himself ragged during his first breeding season and lose too much weight for his own health, however. This is why it’s important to give a yearling bull fewer cows or a shorter turnout time, bringing him back in and giving him a rest before he becomes too far down in body condition. It is always important to monitor and manage bulls. Having young bulls too fat when they go out to breed cows is not the healthiest for them, or conducive to having them able to breed an optimum number of cows. There’s no substitute for monitoring the bulls and making sure they are breeding cows. Then you’ll know if a bull gets hurt or goes lame, and he can be brought in, and another bull put in his place. You also need to know if certain bulls are keeping the others from breeding the cows. Social dominance can be a big factor regarding what

BREEDING INJURIES Some bulls suffer broken penis, torn sheath and other reproductive tract injuries during the breeding season. Some bulls suffer broken penis, torn sheath and other reproductive tract injuries during the breeding season. Some bulls seem more prone to injury than others. There seems to be a correlation between being polled and having a looser sheath; horned bulls tend to have less injury in that area. “When we went to polled bulls (and in our state they are essentially all polled bulls) we found that there is a connection between polledness and the strength and development of the retractor-prepucial muscles. When these bulls stand around and relax they prolapse the prepuce,” says Whittier. They are more apt to tear this tissue if it is still prolapsed when they are fighting or running through the brush chasing a cow. “Constant vigilance is important to make sure that injuries have not occurred, and to be able to remove an injured bull as soon as possible. If that bull is ever going to get back to breeding condition, the more quickly you can get him out of there (so he stops traumatizing the injured tissue trying to breed cows) the less damage there will be, and a better chance he has for recovery,” says Whittier. “If there is any injury to the penis or prepuce, this usually means that bull will be out of commission for that particular breeding season. We’re often looking at weeks for recovery before you should attempt to let him try to breed again. It’s a serious thing to have happen to a bull, but getting him out of the breeding pasture as soon as possible and having him all by himself will give him the best chance,” he says. “There are ways to treat those injuries, but they often require fairly significant treatment, either extensive surgery or treatment in a clinic where the injury is constantly cleaned and treated with drugs to help reduce swelling and inflammation. What often happens is that the bull ends up with scarring and is not able to extend the penis and complete the act of breeding,” says Whittier.



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happens in a breeding pasture. One or two bulls may be doing all the breeding and keeping the more timid bulls away from the cows. “If a bull becomes injured, it’s an emergency to get him out of the pasture. One of the things that can happen is that an injured dominant bull will continue to intimidate other bulls even if he himself is not able to breed the cows. He may have a sore foot, or some other problem like a breeding injury (penile or prepuce injury) and he is not breeding any cows, but is still keeping the other bulls from breeding. The day you realize he’s not breeding cows, he needs to come home, so the bulls that are left can do the work,” explains Whittier. There are also a few bulls that would rather fight than breed cows. There are all sorts of social factors that can skew things in a breeding pasture. In a small pasture with only a few bulls, it often pays to try to make sure that the bulls you turn out together are compatible and not simply spending all their time fighting. One old-time rancher recommended using one bull or 3, rather than 2, especially if the 2 are evenly matched and always trying to determine who’s boss or always keeping each other from breeding. With 3 bulls, one might be able to slip in and breed the cow while the other 2 are fighting. If you have just one bull in breeding pasture, you need to make sure he is doing his job. Sometimes a bull will become injured or lazy and won’t get all his cows bred. Sometimes a little competition will spur a complacent bull to become a more aggressive breeder. There’s no substitute for knowing your bulls and closely monitoring them to see what’s actually happening in the pasture. “It is very important to continually assess these interactions and adjust things if necessary—move bulls, rest bulls, or whatever is needed to make sure the cows get bred,” says Whittier.

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Young bulls may need a little extra attention to make sure they can do their job. Young bulls may need a little extra attention to make sure they can do their job. The inexperienced bull may spend all his time breeding one cow and not paying attention to the others, whereas an older bull may breed each cow just once and go on to the next. Another problem, in synchronized AI programs, when using yearlings as cleanup bulls, is that the cows that didn’t settle are going to all come in heat at once again. This may be more than a yearling bull can handle. “We often ask them to do more than they are capable of doing. It’s better to try to find ways to break in yearling bulls other than after a synchronized estrus. We may put them in later in the breeding season, and let them get some experience with a few cows. Producers spend a lot of money for these new bulls and hate to not get a big crop of calves from them. It’s so expensive to end up with a bunch of open cows, however, so it’s important to have a very modest number of cows for the yearling bull’s first season,” says Whittier. “Yearling bulls are often developed in bull test settings, so on average they tend to be quite fat. There is a high rate of abnormal sperm cell development. These bulls grow fast, and may weigh 1200 to 1400 pounds and look like mature bulls, and a person might think they are ready to go, but they are still pretty young. It is important to not ask too much of them, and to not trust them too much. If they are not breeding cows, you need to know it. If cows are coming back in heat in significant numbers after 21 days, you need to deal with this and make some changes. Yearling bulls can easily let you down and you end up with too many open cows,” he says.



Annual Membership Meeting, Committee Meetings and Spring Board of Directors Meeting

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777 NW Argosy Parkway• Riverside, MO 64150 • (816) 746-3100 Sunday, March 25 3 p.m. Long-Range Planning Committee 4 p.m. CPI Committee Meeting 5 p.m. Executive Committee Meeting 6 p.m. Breed Improvement Committee Meeting Monday, March 26 8 a.m. Breakfast, Annual Membership Meeting & Awards 9:30 a.m. AIJCF Board of Trustees Committee Meeting 9:30 a.m. Affiliate Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m. Junior Council Committee Meeting 10:30 a.m. Rules and Ethics Committee Meeting 11:30 a.m. Commercial Committee Meeting 11:30 a.m. Charolais Dees USA Meeting 12:30 p.m. Finance Committee Meeting AICA Spring Board of Directors Meeting 2:30 p.m.

2012 Annual Membership Meeting March 26, 2012 • 8:00 a.m. Agenda

1. Call to Order – Harlin Hecht 2. Review March 28, 2011 Minutes 3. Report of the Executive Vice PresidentJ. Neil Orth 4. Report of the President- Harlin Hecht 5. Report of the Secretary- Bill Nottke 6. Report of the Treasurer- John Chism 7. Responsibilities of non-profit organization board members and interaction with membership. - Bruce Mitchell 8. Awards Presentation

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Sexed Semen Guide (Uses in ET & IVF) The Power of Sexed Semen When breeders decide that calves of one gender may be more valuable than the other in relation to their breeding program, they can turn to the technology of sex-sorted semen. Sex-sorted semen became commercially available to the cattle breeding industry in 2003. Since then, this technology has allowed breeders to increase the odds of males or females sired from a number of bulls whose semen has been collected, sorted, and subsequently frozen. Dr. David Faber, president of Trans Ova Genetics indicated that Trans Ova has been providing sexed semen options to their embryo transfer (ET) and in vitro fertilization (IVF) clients since 2005. They also developed a technique in which previously frozen semen can be sexed after it has been thawed. This technique, which is also called reverse sort, coupled with IVF, has opened the door for breeders to use sexed semen on virtually any bull with high quality frozen semen. Today, sexed semen is produced in predominately 2-3 million sperm straws or 5 millions sperm straws which are packaged in 1/4 cc straws. They are used to artificial insemination (AI), embryo transfer (ET), and in vitro fertilization (IVF).

Embryo Transfer: Sexed Semen Use in ET With the appropriate application and understanding, the use of sexed semen in conventional embryo transfer (ET) can be a valuable tool for the beef or dairy producer, as breeders can significantly increase the changes of gender-selected offspring, thus adding predictability and value to their herds. Cole Wagner, the sexed semen lab manager at Trans Ova Genetics suggests that when breeding a donor with sexed semen, breeders use 10 to 15 million total sperm or two to three 5 million sperm straws. He also suggests that those donors be bred later than conventional embryo transfer breeding schedules, with one unit at 10 62  î ş

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to 12 hours post estrus, one unit at 20 hours pose estrus, and one unity at 30 hours post estrus. Donor cows selected for sexed semen use should be younger, fertile donors. If a breeder desires to use sexed semen on older or problem donors he suggests that they do so in an IVF program. Although it is possible to see a slight reduction in the number of total fertilized embryos per flush when using sexed semen, the sex ratio of the resulting embryos will be approximately 90 percent accurate for the gender chosen. With embryo transfer, breeders have the ability to obtain multiple calves of the sex they desire from several different sires in a single year. Combining the technologies of sex-sorted semen together with advanced reproductive technologies can help today’s breeders multiply the success of their elite genetics.

IVF: The Best Place for Expensive or Sexed Semen While sexed semen use in embryo transfer practice suggests the use of two to three unites of sexed semen per superovulated donor, some breeders have opted to take the risk and use only one straw of sexed, or even rare or expensive semen, to inseminate a donor at 12 hours post standing heat (estrus). The down side to taking this risk is the increased chance that some oocytes (unfertile eggs) may be ovulated early, or late, and will result in unfertilized embryos. And in some cases, no embryos are produced or recovered from a donor cow. A breeder can reduce his risk significantly by utilizing In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) technology which provides an enhanced opportunity for success by maximizing the ability to create embryos from one or two units of sexed semen. IVF generally requires less semen than ET. The amount required will depend on semen quality and oocyte numbers. If a large number of oocytes are aspirated from one donor cow, the oocytes can be divided into two groups so that the semen from two different bulls can be used.


Sorting Semen Prior to Freeze or Sorting Previously Frozen Semen Sexed semen is prepared and marketed commercially by major bull studs or breeders. This semen is collected, sorted for gender and then frozen. But it is also possible to use frozen semen that is sexed after thaw (reverse sort technology), creating an additional opportunity to produce sexed embryos from a conventional straw of frozen semen on virtually all bulls with high quality frozen semen. This technique, coupled with the use of IVF technology, creates an incredibly powerful tool for producers by making gender selected offspring a reality from virtually any bull.

What’s the Best Option For Me? How do breeders determine if the use of sexed semen is a wise choice for their program? Most importantly, breeders must evaluate if there is a significant difference in the value of the male and female offspring from a particular donor cow. If there is not a significant value increase for one sex over the other, un-sexed or nonsorted semen will provide the best results at the lowest cost. But if there is a difference in the sales price per

gender, sexed semen use in AI, ET or IVF can result in significant value creation for the breeders who are wise enough to utilize the technology in their programs.

Expectations with Sexed Semen Whenever a new technology is employed in a breeding program, it is prudent to weigh the advantages and disadvantages and set expectations for success. This is a summary of those expectations for sexed semen use: (Refer to the table below) For breeders looking to speed up genetic advancement within their herd in order to meet demand and multiply the success of their best genetics, the combination of IVF and sexed semen is a beneficial and logical choice.

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The funeral for Paul E. Bertsche, 83, of Flanagan,Ill., was Friday, February 10, 2012, at Prairieview Mennonite Church, rural Flanagan, Rev. Fred W. Criminger officiated. Burial at the Pike Township Cemetery, rural Graymont. Calvert-Johnson & Froelich Memorial Home, Flanagan, was in charge of the arrangements. Paul passed away at 6:15 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Home, Flanagan. He was born Feb. 18, 1928, in Pontiac, a son of Arthur J. and Emma (Eymann) Bertsche. He married June Miller on Aug. 9, 1953, in Danvers. She survives. He is also survived by three sons, Steve (Julie) and Dale (Kathy) Bertsche, both of Flanagan and Larry (Judy) Bertsche, Pontiac; two daughters, Janice (Mark) Young, Columbus Grove, Ohio, and Julie (Keith) May, Normal; one brother,

Sales continued from page 25 Sioux Empire Farm Show Sale Sioux Falls, S.D.  January 26, 2012 Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar, Belle Fourche, S.D. Averages: 14 Bulls:............................................ $3,871 1 Heifer:............................................. $2,750 15 Lots.......................................... $3,797 Total Sale Gross................................ $56,950 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $4,250 – Yearling Bull. VCR Gemstone 168 P, 2-28-11, by HC Rhinestone 8355. From Vedvei Charolais Ranch, Lake Preston, S.D. To Bill Grocott, Humboldt, S.D. $5,000 – Yearling Bull. MC Top Shelf 491, 3-14-11, by JAB Top Shelf 690 Pld. From McGunegill Charolais, Jasper, Minn. To Jeff Burg, Wessington Springs, S.D. $5,250 – Yearling Bull. MC Top Shelf 221, 2-711, by JAB Top Shelf 690 Pld. From McGunegill Charolais. To Walter Ranschau, Inwood, Iowa. $5,500 – 18 Month Old Bull. DAR Impressive 0973 Pld, 7-21-10, by WF Impressive 636 Pld. From D&G Cattle Co., Perry, Iowa. To Walter Ranschau.

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Dr. John (Evelyn) Bertsche, Normal; one sister, Adele (LaMar) Reichert, Bremen, Ind.; 16 grandchildren, Brandon, Jennifer, Troy, Trent, Nick, Tanner, Keegan, Ryan and Sarah Bertsche, Rachel, David, Jeremy and Nathan Young, and Matt, Nate and Tyler May; and one great-grandson, Jack Bertsche. Paul was a member of Prairieview Mennonite Church, rural Flanagan. He was a lifelong farmer in the Flanagan area. He was a director of the State Bank of Graymont from 1971 to 2008, serving as board vice president, and loan committee member. He served as president of the Illinois Charolais Association for three years and on the AmericanInternational Charolais Association and Board. He served on the McLean, Livingston, and DeWitt Regional School Board. He was a member of the former Meadows Mennonite Church where he had served as chairman, trustee, secretary, spiritual counsel, and Sunday school teacher.

Averages: 1 Cow-Calf Pair................................... $4,250 1 Bred Heifer...................................... $3,000 14 Open Heifers................................. $2,225 2 Bulls................................................ $3,875 18 Lots.......................................... $2,564 Note included in above averages: 9 Embryos............................................. $567 1 Pregnant Recipient.......................... $2,500 10 Units of Semen................................. $175 1 Steer................................................ $1,000 Total Sale Gross................................ $56,500 By: David Hobbs High-selling lots: $5,000 – Bull. TML Gunner’s Mark 011 P, 10-19-10, by Link Mr 650 Gunner Wind 317 P. From Tom Levens, Dallas, Texas. To P5 Charolais, Terrell, Texas. $4,250 – Cow-Calf Pair. BLB Ms Cigar’s Wind 405ET, 9-2-04, by LHD Cigar E46. Bull calf, 9-211, by BHD Reality T3136 P. From Bracewell Cattle Co., Tioga, Texas, and Bill & Raye Arlitt, Poteet, Texas. To Darrel Newton, Benton, Ky. $3,750 – Flush. CJC Ms Smoking L1519, 8-1001, by JDJ SSR Smokin Joe J1382 ET. From Doug Shockey, Malvern, Ark. To Silver Spur Ranches, LLC, Saratoga, Wyo. $3,500 – Open Heifer. BLB Ms Gunner’s Dae Dae 109P, 3-3-11, by Link Mr 650 Gunner Wind 317 P. From Bracewell Cattle Co. To Jack Moore, Alvarado, Texas. $3,000 – Open Heifer. Pick of ET heifers, BHD Reality T3136 P X JDJ Ms Dynasty L428. From Evans Charolais, Brownwood, Texas. To Todd Hollenshead, Benton, La. $3,000 – Bred Heifer. CB Ms Maggey Moo 101, 3-11-10, by D R Revelation 467. Bred

He served on the BroMenn Foundation Board, Flanagan Unit #4 School Board for more than 14 years and the Mennonite and BroMenn Hospital boards for nine years. Paul was a loving husband, dad, grandpa and great-grandpa who enjoyed time with family and friends and serving his community. Join your State or Regional Affiliate! Affiliates across the country are planning summer activities including field days and state shows. Build Charolais momentum by becoming active in your state or regional affiliate. Visit the AICA website, click on Links, and view the websites of several affiliates for more information. If you need assistance finding an affiliate in your area, contact your field representative.

to TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. From Caitlyn Bennett, Cleburne, Texas. To Cavender Ranches, Jacksonville, Texas.

Soreide Charolais Ranch Bull Sale Bowman, N.D.  January, 27, 2012 Auctioneer: Scott Weishaar Average: 56 Bulls........................................ $3,225 Total Sale Gross.............................. $180,600 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $5,500 – Yearling Bull. SCR Sir Doubt 120 Pld, 3-4-11, by EC No Doubt 2022 P. To Erickson Brothers, New England, N.D. $5,250 – Yearling Bull. SCR Sir Spur 1100 Pld, 3-18-11, by SCR Sir Spur 944 Pld. To Deon Bakken, Lemmon, S.D. $5,250 – Yearling Bull. SCR Sir Spur 125 Pld, 3-4-11, by SCR Sir Spur 944 Pld. To Bracket Butte Ranch, Baker, Mont.

Total Sale Gross.............................. $157,700 By: Wes Chism High-selling lots: $4,800 – Yearling Bull. DCF Impressive 0251 P, 9-15-10, by JWK Impressive DO40 ET. From Dennis Charolais Farm, Saint Jo, Texas. To Caleb Plylar, Hope, Ark. $4,000 – Yearling Bull. DCF Majestic 0418 P, 11-4-l0, by DCF Gold Dust 7591 P. From Dennis Charolais Farm. To Don Ritter, Kiowa, Okla. $4,000 – Yearling Bull. DCF Regal 0412 P, 11-3-10, by SR/NC Field Rep 2158 P ET. From Dennis Charolais Farm. To Charles Johnson, Naples, Texas. $3,600 – Yearling Bull. DCF Output 0597 P, 9-26-10, by DCF Gold Club 7253 P. From Dennis Charolais Farm. To Don Ritter. $3,600 – Yearling Bull. GC 1007 P, 3-22-10, by SR/NC Field Rep 2158 P ET. From Grissom Charolais, Wilson, Okla. To Nathan Schneider, Bockchito, Okla.

$5,000 – Yearling Bull. SCR Sir Spur 1139 Pld, 3-25-11, by RCB Dakota Spur S022 Pld. To Richard Schaeffer, Baker, Mont.

$3,500 – Yearling Bull. DCF Prevalence 0953 P, 9-14-10, by SR/NC Field Rep 2158 P ET. From Dennis Charolais Farm. To Peterson Farms, Mountain Grove, Mo.

$4,750 – Yearling Bull. SCR Sir Vision 149 Pld, 3-10-11, by VCR Dakota Vison 619 P. To Joe Zorc, Lemmon, S.D.

$3,500 – Yearling Bull. DCF Prosperity 0605 P, 9-9-10, by SR/NC Field Rep 2158 P ET. From Dennis Charolais Farm. To Don Ritter.

BEEFGENE Charolais Bull Production Sale

$3,500 – Yearling Bull. DCF Dividend 0735 P, 9-29-10, by DCF Relentless 8577 P. From Dennis Charolais Farm. To Don Ritter.

Sulphur Springs, Texas  January 28, 2012

$3,500 – Yearling Bull. DCF Regal 0548 P, 10-6-10, by DCF Gold Club 7253 P. From Dennis Charolais Farm. To Charles Johnson.

Auctioneer: Greg Clifton, North Richland Hills, Texas Average: 57 Bulls........................................ $2,767


$3,500 – Yearling Bull. DCF Massive 0577 P, 10-14-10, by DCF Relentless 8577 P. From Dennis Charolais Farm. To Charles Johnson.

$3,500 – Yearling Bull. Link Mr 021 On The Edge 105, 9-9-10, by LT On The Edge 8365 PLD. From Link Charolais, Center, Texas. To C Bar Cattle Company, Olney, Texas.

R Lazy B Ranch Bull Sale

Black Hills Stock Show Sale

Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar, Belle Fourche, S.D.

Rapid City, S. D.  January 31, 2012 Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar, Reva, S.D. Averages: 30 Bulls.............................................. $4,306 2 Heifers............................................. $4,375 32 Lots.......................................... $4,311 Total Sale Gross.............................. $137,950 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $10,500 – Yearling Bull. KEYS Wishbone 40Y, 2-24-11, by KEYS Specialist 18U. From Effertz Key Ranch, Velva, N.D. To T-H Ranch, Innisfail, AB. $7,750 – Yearling Bull. JAB Blended Moonshine 045 Pld, 12-1-10, by LT Easy Blend 5125 Pld. From J&A Charolais. To Brent Miller, Doonybrooke, N.D. $7,250 – Yearling Bull. NGC Show Off 110Y ET, 1-22-11, by LT Easy Blend 5125 Pld. From North Grove Charolais, Grove City, Minn. To Wes Moser, Glanham, S.D. $7,000 – Yearling Bull. JAB Bullet In The Gun 102 Pld, 1-3-11, by LT Wyoming Wind 4020 Pld. From J&A Charolais, Sparta, Wis. To Joel Deering, Wasta, S.D. $5,000 – Heifer Calf. CC Micah 1609 Pld, 5-19-11, by Gerrard Montezuma 6T. From Kim Coudron, Monticello, Minn. To Phillip Beard, Winfield, Iowa.

Britton, S.D.  February 6, 2012

Midland S.D.


$4,500 – Yearling Bull. 90B, 3-29-11, by 2TM Infinite Justice 504 Pld. To Matt Brothers, Elm Springs S.D.

$5,000 – 18 Month Old Bull. VCR Gemstone 1010 P, 9-2-10, by HC Rhinestone 8355. From Vedvei Charolais Ranch, Lake Preston, S.D. To Hunter Olsen, Huron, S.D.

$4,250 – Yearling Bull. 59R, 3-22-11, by 2TM Triple Ease 405 Pld. To Norval Millard, Presho, S.D.

Averages: 41 Bulls........................................ $4,079 Total Sale Gross.............................. $167,250 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $9,000 – Yearling Bull. RLB Turbo 815Y, 2-24-11, by JLS Performer 766W Pld. To Mark Beck, Britton, S.D.

$4,250 – Yearling Bull. 100R, 4-4-11, by CC Alicia’s Cigar 630 Pld. To Chuck O’Connor, Philip, S.D.

$8,500 – Yearling Bull. RLB Sir Magnum 742Y, 3-6-11, by KEYS Magnum 44U. To Mike Peterson, Cresbard, S.D.

Watertown Winter Farm Show Sale

$8,000 – Yearling Bull. RLB Porterhouse 347Y, 3-11-11, by SCR Sir Grid Maker 6032. To Kim Stiegelmeier, Britton, S.D.

Watertown, S.D.  February 8, 2012

$7,500 – Yearling Bull. RLB Gusher 626Y, 3-27-11, by SCR Sir Grid Maker 6032. To Kim Stiegelmeier. $7,000 – Yearling Bull. RLB Real McCoy 429Y, 2-27-11, by RC McCoy 2177 Pld. To Kenny Kaann, Britton, S.D.

Deerring’s Cheyenne Charolais Bull Sale Philip S.D.  February 7, 2012 Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar, Belle Fourche, S.D.

$4,250 – Two Year Old Bull. 0177, 5-16-10, by 2TM Infinite Justice 504 Pld. To Howard Weisinger, Shay Hill, S.D.

Auctioneer: Terry Schlagel, Clark, S.D. Averages: 19 Bulls.............................................. $4,060 3 Heifers............................................. $2,606 22 Lots.......................................... $3,862 Total Sale Gross................................ $84,958 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $8,000 – Yearling Bull. JCR Sir Flash 148 P, 2-27-11, by One Penny Blanco Flash 6424. From Jensen Charolais Ranch, Lake Preston, S.D. To Mark Mullenberg, Rockham S.D.

Averages: 53 Bulls........................................ $2,952 Total Sale Gross.............................. $156,456

$6,100 – Coming 2yr Old Bull. JM Mr Firewater, 5-16-10, by TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET. From The Mack Family, Watertown, S.D. To Crow Timber Charolais, Reville, S.D.

High-selling lots: $4,500 – Yearling Bull. 84W, 4-16-11, by 2TM Unlimited Justice 818P. To Brady Schofield,

$5,250 – Yearling Bull. KC Spurred 1846P, 3-19-11, by RW Western Spur 691. From Keppen Charolais, Volga, S.D. To Kelly Kirby, Lebanon


$5,000 – Yearling Bull. VCR Silverman 138 P, 2-21-11, by VCR Silverman 508 P. From Vedvei Charolais Ranch. To Troy Grocock, Elton S.D.

Honeyman Bull Sale


Bowman, N.D.  February 10, 2012 Auctioneer: Lynn Weishaar, Reva, S.D. Averages: 54 Bulls........................................ $3,603 Total Sale Gross.............................. $194,562 By: Colt Keffer High-selling lots: $10,000 – Yearling Bull. HC Gain & Grade 126Y Pld, 3-6-11, by RCB Gain & Grade S036. To Rosenow Ranch, Reeder, N.D. $8,000 – Yearling Bull. HC Gain & Grade 107Y Pld, 2-25-11, by RCB Gain & Grade S036. To Fairview Ranch, Faith S.D. $7,500 – Yearling Bull. HC Gain & Grade 106Y PLD, 2-23-11, by RCB Gain & Grade S036. To Fairview Ranch. $7,500 – Yearling Bull. HC Westport 1102Y Pld, 3-26-11, by RC Westport 9401 Pld ET. To Bock Ranch, Belfield, N.D. $7,000 – Yearling Bull. HC Hotline 149Y Pld, 3-14-11, by HC Hotline 5107R Pld. To Fairview Ranch.


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Let The Good Times Rol l

The ranchers that withstood Mother Natures wrath these past years need not apologize for this Bullish Market. It's much deserved. Here are some rC bred calves sold in pot load lots.

Sale Results for January - February

34th Annual Sale Selling Angus and Charolais

April 14, 2012 Sidney, Montana

STrS 1381# .... $1898 HFrS 1262# .... $1735 STrS 858# ...... $1308 HFrS 816# ...... $1183 STrS 786# ...... $1204 HFrS 736# ..... $1067

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RC Yukon


Dollars Per Head The True EPD Money Taken to the Bank

RC Yager

Rambur Charolais Howard Rambur: 406-482-3255

34790 County Road 118 • Sidney, MT 59270

Marlin Block, • Herd Mgr. • 406-489-3258 Email:

Goin’ Green

14th Edition Charolais Bull Sale Saturday

March 24, 2012 1:00 p.m. Central At the ranch Carthage, Missouri



ACE MR PERFECT PRO 08 ETP Perfect Wind x Easy Pro x Flash Top 8% BW, 10% MB, 20% Milk


59 Bulls




Big, Stout, Service Age Forage Raised Bulls

Perfect Wind x Prime Cut x YL06 Top Performance, Great Cow Family

It takes GOOD COWS to make GOOD BULLS Visit our website for updates and photos of the sale offering. Sale books on request.

ACE-ORR DESPERADO 1052P M806188 Fire Water x D040 x Wind Out of a Dam of Distinction


National Champion female sired by Firewater.

M806177 Fire Water x Pld Value x Prime Time Maternal brother to Efficient and Makers Mark

Charolais Journal: David Hobbs (913) 515-1215 Larry and Peggy Aschermann Carthage, MO. 64836 Larry 417-793-2855 cell • 417-358-7879 • MARCH

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Low Birth Weight, High Marbling, And Kind Like These!

NWMSU Platinum 4108, the Accelerated herd sire, is our dominant sire line. He ranks in the top 6% on BW, top 40% on WW, top 35% on REA, and top 3% on Marbling. He is still an active and agile pasture bull at age 8!

Leachman White Gold P002X, now at ABS, was one of the most talked about Charolais bulls offered for sale in 2011. He topped our sale at $29,500. He ranks in the top 10% of the breed for BW, Marbling, and four other traits!

If you are looking for some of the best Charolais bulls in the industry, study our offering. Our highly select group of 30 Charolais bulls will offer more marbling and less birth weight than nearly any other group in the country. Herd bull candidates will include a maternal brother to White Gold out of Platinum. A Success x Fab Mac x Flash bull thatposted a 75 lb. BW and a 118 YR! A Three Trees Wind out of a Firemaker daughter. A powerful M6 New Standard son. And many more…

The One Event You Shouldn’t Miss!

Profit Discovery Seminar • Friday, 5:00 pm

Packers want bigger carcasses. Feed prices are at record highs. Reproductive efficiency is a key to profitability. Calves are at record prices. The calf weight slide is less predictable than ever. Should you be building bigger or smaller cows? Our expert panel will feature speakers from every sector and we will debate the critical question: What is optimum cow size?

Red Steagall Concert • Friday, 8:00 pm

Red Steagall’s 40+ year career has made him one of the most adored western entertainers. In 2003, Red was awarded membership in the “Hall of Great Westerners” by the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Red hosts a nationally syndicated radio show and his own TV show, “In the Bunkhouse with Red Steagall”. His authentic storytelling and rich lyrics are enjoyed by audiences of all ages.

600 Bulls & 100 Females Sell Angus, Red Angus, Charolais, and Stabilizer

March 23rd & 24th, 2012 • Wellington, CO Lee Leachman, Manager Ryan Peterson, Herdsman & Sales 5100 ECR 70, Wellington, CO 80549

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Make plans & call today to order your catalog! Reserve your hotel room 1-800-Embassy. Ask for the Loveland hotel and the Leachman Spring Bull Sale special rate.

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29Ch0206 BIG BEN

WC BIG BEN 9036 P AICA EM775980


Reliable Genetics That Will Deliver Time After Time ✔ His pedigree stacks proven calving ease, maternal ability & convenience traits ✔ Combines flawless phenotype and structure with a powerful cow family that has a proven track record ✔ His first progeny indicate excellent calving ease, taking him from +10.6 to +13.9 CE ✔ Sired the Grand Champion Bull at the American Royal National ROE Charolais Show in his first calf crop ✔ An ideal mating for GRID MAKER daughters BW WW









+13.9 -6.5 +25 .53 .67 .51


+45 .26

+0.9 PE

+3 .21


+3.4 .18


+10 PE

+.18 +.004 +.15 PE PE PE

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Catch Gold Fever ✔ Ranks in the top 10% of the breed for both BW and WW EPDs, and top 5% for Marb EPD ✔ Backed by 5 generations of great sires - DOC SILVER x RIO BRAVO x Schurrtop E423 x GAIN & GRADE x Cigar ✔ Stems from the famous Cigar x JD Miss Commander B309 ‘Miss American Beef’ mating ✔ Great disposition bull that had outstanding post weaning performance in the Leachman feed efficiency trial CE



+9.1 -2.3 +36 +69 BK BK BK BK








+0.9 BK

+8 BK


+7.1 BK


+25 BK

+.22 +.030 +.23 BK BK BK

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Problem Solved ✔ Moderate, attractive and big bodied, with added muscle expression ✔ Packs pounds into a moderate, value added package - 100 REA, 109 IMF ✔ Multiple generations polled, out of a beautiful first calf heifer and granddam that has 5@105 nursing ratio ✔ Standout of the 2010 bull sale season due to his complete phenotype and balanced EPD package






+11.9 -0.1 +26 .45 .61 .49


+52 .32

+0.6 PE

+12 .19





+10.6 +24 .16


+27 BK

+.38 +.003 +.14 BK BK BK

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Charolais Fly A Mile High In Denver Great weather and near record attendance of 636,662 visitors welcomed cattlemen from across the United States and around the world to the 2012 National Western. The “Charolais Balloon” again flew high in “The Yards” marking increased Charolais entries and activity. Dotty Macy, Macy Meadows, Street, Md., launched the new balloon which she donated to signify the Charolais presence in Denver. The Charolais Hospitality Tent in “Herd Bull Alley” stayed continually busy with commercial cattlemen stopping by for a cup of coffee and an opportunity to visit with breeders and AICA staff.

In the Charolais In The Rockies, a bronze sculpture created by Jake Hebbert and donated by Hebbert Charolais Ranch, Hyannis, Neb., was auctioned to benefit AIJCA. The sculpture was purchased by Thomas Ranch, Harrold, S.D. (L-R) Tara Fountain, AIJCA Secretary; Kaitlyn Lewis; AIJCA President; Dave and Mickie Hebbert, Hebbert Charolais Ranch; VeaBea and Troy Thomas, Thomas Ranch; Megan Fink, AIJCA Director; and Haley Stalcup, AIJCA Director.

The Woodcock family, King City, Calif., was presented with a plaque for DR RB Slayer 405 becoming the 83rd AICA Roll of Excellence Sire. (LR) Harlin Hecht, AICA President, Chelsea, John and Josie Woodcock.

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Also in the Charolais In The Rockies, TransOva Genetics, Sioux Center, Iowa, donated two IVF Flushes to benefit the Nebraska Junior Charolais Association with hosting the 2012 AIJCA Junior National. Silver Spur Ranches, Saratoga, Wyo., purchased the lot.


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Little W Farm 2nd Annual Production Sale Saturday, April 7, 2012

1:00 p.m. (CT) At the Farm • Lebanon, Tennessee selling influences of:

Cooley Royce 1107T39 Pld

TR Mr Fire Water 5792 RET

BHD Reality T3136 Pld Mike and Connie Watkins Kellie, Scott, and Cliffton Porter, Kristie, Jarrod, and Brayson Buhler

Cooley Lambeer 1410R Pld

M6 New Standard 842 P for a catalog e-mail:

For Sale Information Contact: Mike Watkins (615) 642-0976

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Bob Morton — Marketing Agent (931) 842-1234


Sire: Sparrows Sanchez 715T Dam: CML Wilma 3S 2012 DENVER STOCK SHOW GRAND CHAMPION BULL Congratulations to Polzin Cattle, Darwin, MN and Thomas Ranch, Harrold, SD on winning the 2012 Denver Grand Champion Bull Welcome to our new partners on Diablo Watje Livestock - Watje Zimmerman - Silver Spur Ranch Summit Farms - Stade Farms - Hansen Charolais Nate Suttles - Coudron Charolais - Dykes Charolais Wild Indian Acres - White Rose Charolais - LaFraise Farms


Sire: Sparrows Sanchez 715T Dam MLM PLD Emily 7U 3/4 BROTHER TO CML DIABLO 2X and CML ENCORE 4Y

He sells on March 24, 2012 at the Mountain View Charolais Bull Sale Innisfail, Alberta


Sire: Sparrows Sanchez 715T Dam CML Wilma 3S 2012 FORT WORTH GRAND CHAMPION BULL 2012 DENVER JUNIOR BULL CALF CHAMPION Congratulations to Silver Spur Ranch on winning the 2012 Fort Worth Grand Champion Bull with CML Encore 4Y

Rod, April Colby & Megan McLeod Cochrane, Alberta, Canada Rod: 403-540-7986 Colby: 403-801-7985


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Renaissance Men These two promising Herd Sires sell Saturday, April 14th!

L&N Renaissance 112 Pld Presented by

Kinney Charolais Jim & Karen Kinney Lamar, MO (417) 682-6103

BW: 85 lbs. WW: 826 lbs. EPDs: 0.5 1.9 19 34 7 6.0 16

These full brothers in blood combine Outcross Canadian Genetics with leading Cigar daughters. COMPLETE PACKAGES - these bulls will add new blood to a variety of operations.

Presented by

Fox Hollow

Stephen & Michal Mellott Catoosa, OK (918) 409-6068

BW: 79 lbs. AWW: 749 lbs. EPDs: 0.1 0.7 19 34 5 5.5 15

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The Renaissance XX 20th Anniversary Edition • 1 p.m. • April 14, 2012 Chappell’s Sales Arena, Strafford, Missouri

This is a young, productive lady sired by the lengendary female producer, Easy Pro, tracing to the maternal giant, HBR Lady Performer 934. EPDs: 3.8 0.7 30 49 13 28

Selling 60 LOTS

Tremendous daughter of the Multiple Trait Leader, Oakdale Duke 9003P. EPDs: 4.6 -1.4 29 56 23 38


Fall Cow-Calf Pairs • Spring Pairs • Open Heifers Herd Bull Prospects • Embryo Packages • Prgenant Recip.

Grid Maker daughter who traces to breed legends Wyoming Wind and Duke 914 on the maternal side. This 2008 model is in the breed’s top 10% for growth and has an ideal Milk of 10. Donor cow potential! EPDs: 8.5 0.4 37 72 10 29

Sale Catalog will be posted online at


Look at this calving ease son of Select Sire’s Baldridge Kojack. He is thick topped and moderate framed. Herd Sire Potential! EPDs: 10.5 -1.9 33 59 16 33

For Sale Catalogs & Information:

P.O. Box 308 • Koshkonong, MO 65692 John (417) 867-5526 cell: (870) 897-5037 • Clifford (405)-246-63240 MARCH

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The Proof ’s in the Pudding! She Sells!

Selling Power Females March 23rd in the

M6 Spring Event Alvarado, Texas

Semen Available:

Link Ms 613 Spur 4030 P

M6 Grid Maker 104 Pld ET $20/Straw; $30 Signing Fee M633377

Semen Inventory Reduction Sale:

Camelot Duke 761 Flash Ease 9108 Expediter Tradition 066 Polled Value Duke 914 Mr Perfect Budsmydad Link Mr 650 Gunner Wind 317 P Sir Duke 835 $18/Straw; $35 Signing Fee EM736962 Contact us for a complete list of available sires.

BW: 76 AWW/R: 788/118 Western Spur x Tradition 066 x King Grazer EPDs: CE: 0.2 BW: 1.0 WW: 34 YW: 59 M: -3 MCE: 4.5 TM: 14 SD: 0.7 REA: 0.28 MB: 0.06

She Sells!

Link Ms 611 Keno 385 P

“Always watching over his herd.”

M6 Shock & Awe 9104 Pld $18/Straw; $35 Signing Fee M779816

Link Charolais

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BW: 75 AWW/R: 721/108 Grid Maker x Prime Up x Mr Perfect EPDs: CE: 66 BW: 0.5 WW: 34 YW: 64 M: 11 MCE: 5.9 TM: 28 SC: 0.9 REA: 0.53 MB: 0.01

Gilbert Link…



ODDESA LINK CHRIS LINK, MANAGER (936) 590-2949 • (936) 598-7880 3082 State Hwy. 87 N • Center, TX 75935


Kentucky Charolais Association Membership Directory


Cowman’s Kind!

Reserve Champion Bred & Owned

Visitors Welcome!


Darby Montgomery & Thad Hulett 36 Thompson Road Lancaster, KY 40444


ANNUAL BULL AND FEMALE SALE APRIL 14, 2012 • 1:00 PM Bluegrass Stockyards East, Mt. Sterling Kentucky just off of I-64, exit 113


Ranks 4th in Calving Ease and 8th in Birth Weight EPDs CE BW WW YW MILK TOT MAT 17 -6.5 17 27 16 29


Ranks 3rd in the breed for Multiple Traits BW WW YW MILK TOT MAT -0.3 42 74 14 35 Daughters Will Be In Our April Sale!



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s C m h r a a r F ol e 7860 Troy Pike Versailles, KY 40383




Like us on Facebook at Amburgey Charolais Farm

Robert and Donna Amburgey 3171 Camargo Rd. Mt. Sterling, KY 40353 Home phone: 859-498-2764 Cell phone: 859-404-3751

Since 1970 working to build a strong foundation for the present. Jesse M. Lane

Hope for the future! Hunter Lane Hicks

2008 AIJCA Outstanding Junior Member

Phone (859) 873-4073

Cell (859) 312-7606


Kentucky Bluegrass Country’s Finest Sale

n Sponsored by New Locatio rm Fa n Cox Charolais/Hayden Farm Hayde in September 2012

AI SIRES: LT Ledger 0332 Pld LT Long Distance 9001 Pld LT Easy Pro 1158 Pld M6 Grid Maker 104 Pld ET WC Big Ben 9036 Pld

Charolais S&K Farms

Steve, Jan, Shanna & Kyle Kelly 1250 New Liberty Turnpike New Liberty, KY 40355 502-463-2935 or 502-750-1552

HCR World Wide 0135 Pld Herd Sire

Mitchel & Cindy Cox 1194 Smith Ridge Rd. • Cambellsville, KY 42718 (270) 465-1584 • (270) 403-4562 cell

Kentucky Charolais Association Membership Allison, John Allison Acres PO Box 124, 545 Eminence Rd. New Castle, KY 40050 502-845-2806 Amburgey, Rob 402 Peachtree Rd. Nicholasville, KY 40356 859-885-7883 Amburgey, Robert H. Amburgey Charolais Farm 3171 Camargo Rd. Mt. Sterling, KY 40353 859-498-2764 Barron, Mike 697 Goldfinch Lane Brodhead, KY 40409 Broughton, Trish TSK Farm 16 Estes Drive Lancaster, KY 40444 859-792-3527 Bruner, John Leaning Pine Farms LLC 473 Edward Meece Rd. Science Hill, KY 42553 606-271-0582 Burns, Donald & Fonda Burns Charolais Farm 238 Greens Crossing Rd. Richmond, KY 40475 859-626-3407 Carver, Winston Walnut Ridge Farm Box 158, 5725 Hwy 127 N Owenton, KY 40359 502-484-3258 Chism, John & Marsha Red River Valley Farm 1442 Lillies Ferry Rd. Winchester, KY 40391 859-744-8909

Cox, Mitchel R. Cox Charolais 1194 Smith Ridge Rd. Campbellsville, KY 42718 270-465-7584 Evans, Jimmy & Linda 960 Vallandingham Rd. Dry Ridge, KY 41035 859-428-2740 Floyd, Joe W. Floyd's Charolais 2039 Nina Ridge Rd. Lancaster, KY 40444 859-792-2956 Fryman, Danny & Larry Fryman Brothers Charolais 1405 Hilltop Rd. Ewing, KY 41039 606-267-2813 Fugate, Jerry L. Grassy Creek Cattle Company 681 New Cummer Rd. Ezel, KY 41425 606-743-3455 Gilpin, William P. Little Hill Farm 220 W Miller Rd. Campbellsville, KY 42718 270-465-6222 Givens, Rodney K. Quality Polled Charolais 134 Old Taylor Springs Rd. Lewisburg, KY 42256 270-934-5172 Graves, Roger C. RCG Cattle 3141 Meshack Creek Rd. Tompkinsville, Ky 42167 270-487-9473 Hayden, James Hayden Farm 4430 Bloomfield Rd. Bardstown, KY 40004 502-349-0128

Hicks, Lee & Deb Lane Farms 8060 Troy Pike Versailles, KY 40383 859-873-0376 Hurt, Robert D. & Lois 331 R. Hume Rd. Summer Shade, KY 42166 270-428-5265 Kelly, Steve & Jan S & K Farms 1250 New Liberty Turnpike New Liberty, KY 40355 502-463-2935 Kemper, Bob & Jean Kemper Charolais Farms 2110 US 127 N Owenton, KY 40359 502-484-5115 Kephart, Percy Pine Hill Farm 1324 Eminence Rd. New Castle, KY 40050 502-845-2859 Lane, Jesse & Pat. Lane Farms 7860 Troy Pk. Versailles, KY 40383 859-873-4073 Malone, Mike & Johnna M & J Charolais 723 Ky Hwy 1771 Cynthiana, KY 41031 859-588-0356 Mansfield, Alan Mansfield Charolais 1278 Blackburn Rd. Irvine, KY 40336 606-723-4703 Masters, Charlie & Rose Ann Masters Charolais Farm 3850 Helena Rd. Mayslick, KY 41055 McGaha, Leon 308 W. Steve Warner Drive Russell Springs, KY 42642 270-866-5121

McKeehan, Chris McKeehan Purebred Charolais 79 Airport Rd. Williamsburg, KY 40769 606-539-9203 Miller, Jacob & Lee Premier Cattle Company 1203 Oak Knoll Drive Bardstown, KY 40004 502-348-3454 Montgomery, Darby C. Montgomery Charolais 36 Thompson Rd. Lancaster, KY 40444 859-339-3922 Smith, Mac & Connie M.A.C. Cattle 584 Glen Logsdon Road Horse Cave, KY 42749 270-528-3633 Sullivan, Candy Willoway Charolais 3261 Ruddles Mills Rd. Paris, KY 40361 859-338-0170 Tripp, Phil Millstone Charolais 461 Picketts Dam Rd. Shelbyville, KY 40065 502-834-0318 Trowbridge, Matthew Double T Farm PO Box 441 Eubank, KY 42567 606-669-2753 Walton, Jimmie, Jeanette & Ann Walton Charolais Farm 1483 Moores Ferry Rd. Salt Lick, KY 40371 606-683-6811 Weaver, Dave & Lori Weaver Charolais 2460 Beckton Rocky Hill Rd. Glasgow, KY 42141 270-646-3614

Gilliam, Matthew 2235 Fisher Ford Rd. Lancaster, KY 40444 859-200-4383 Hicks, Hunter 7860 Troy Pike Versailles, KY 40383 859-873-0376 Hicks, Kaylee 7860 Troy Pike Versailles, KY 40383 Hudnall, Nick 4180 Browning Green Rockfield, KY 42274 270-843-1887 Hulett, Thad 218 Southway Drive Lancaster, KY 40444 859-327-1727

Kelly, Kyle 1250 New Liberty Turnpike New Liberty, KY 40355 502-463-2935 Kelly, Shanna 1250 New Liberty Turnpike New Liberty, KY 40355 502-463-2935 Stephens, Blake 331 R. Hume R. Summer Shade, KY 42166 270-428-5265 Stephens, Chelsy 721 Sulphur Lick Rd Tompkinsville, KY 42167 270-487-8727

Kentucky Junior Charolais Association Membership Amburgey, Rhett 402 Peachtree Rd. Nicholasville, KY 40356 859-885-7883 Barron, Michaela 697 Goldfinch Lane Brodhead, KY 40409 606-256-3549 Chism, Nicholas 1442 Lillies Ferry Road Winchester, KY 40391 859-744-8909 Coleman, Kiana 2400 Mooretown Rd. Morgantown, KY 42261 270-526-3500

Cooper, Brooke 1203 Oak Knoll Drive Bardstown, KY 40004 502-348-3454 Cruse, Bethany 467 Concord Rd. Richmond, KY 40475 859-625-9936 Cruse, Hannah 467 Concord Rd. Richmond, KY 40475 859-625-9936 Gilliam, Courtney 2235 Fisher Ford Rd. Lancaster, KY 40444 859-339-0683

Breeding Tomorrow’s Champions Today



Field Rep x Katie 44th National Reserve Senior Calf Champion Owned with M.A.C. Cattle Co.

Impressive D040 x RMR Kaitlyn Two-time North American Champion Owned with Polzin Cattle


Jacob, Lea & Kaleb Miller Brooke Cooper 1203 Oak Knoll Drive • Bordstown, KY 40004 (502) 348-3454

Cattle Company




(606) 849-4969 www.MASTERSCHAROLAIS.COM


AICA and Charolais Journal Southeast Field Representative 207 Sparger Rd. Bristol, TN 37620-8846 cell: (423) 612-2144

American-International Charolais Association Breeding Purebred Charolais Since 1967

11700 N.W. PLAZA CIRCLE • KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI 64153 (816) 464-5977 • FAX (816) 464-5759 WWW.CHAROLAISUSA.COM

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Red River Valley Farm

John, Marsha, Wes, Nick 1442 Lillies Ferry Road Winchester, KY 40391 859-744-8909 All visitors are welcome!

Quality Charolais

in the heart of the Bluegrass. Since 1988 Bull and replacement females available at the farm.

Herd SireS: BHD Bourbon X123 - M798745 EC Rally 4040 Pld - M789735

Candy and Lee Sullivan 3261 ruddles Mills rd. Paris, KY 40361 (859) 338-0170 email:


SR Coquette D049 4200 ET Wyoming Wind x 2244 x Performer Pld


M6 Grid Maker 104 PLD ET


AICA member enrolled in the Whole Herd Rewards program.


Planning for the future, Hayden Farm added SR Coquette D049 4200 ET to our herd as a donor from the 33rd National Charolais Sale, “4200” combines moderate frame, clean front, deep body, perfect udder and teat size with balanced EPDs. We have great expectations for her in our future at Hayden Farm. Look for her offering in our future sales. Hayden Farm’s will be the new location of 8th Annual Kentucky Bluegrass Country’s Finest Sale sponsored by Cox Charolais & Hayden Farm in September 2012. We welcome all Charolais breeders to this event.

LT Easy Pro 1158 PLD


4430 Bloomfield Road I Bardstown, KY 40004 James & Cathy Hayden & Family (502) 349-0128 Home I (502) 507-4984 Cell

The Beast from the East VPI

Free Lunch 708T

7CH91 M736773 Sire: Rio Blanco MGS: Prime Cut Free Lunch is Unbelievable!--so much mass and volume, then you add in his data for CE, Growth and Carcass--well, it’s great! Plus--Super Soundness, Strong Pedigree and a Calm Disposition. From Virginia Tech, VA Spring 2012 AICA Sire Summary

$18 Semen / No Signing Fee


Good Stuff T641

7CH90 M746290 Sire: Rio Blanco MGS: Prime Cut With his elite figures for both CE and BW, Good Stuff is a great choice for your heifers. Additionally, you’ll get the bonus of superior maternal strength from a pedigree filled with good ones. From Wagonhammer Ranches, NE Spring 2012 AICA Sire Summary

$15 Semen / No Signing Fee


Revelation 7016

7CH92 M737462 Sire: PF Impressed MGS: Cigar Revelation’s early progeny data have moved him to an elite position with his offering of CE and Growth. Expect stunning good looks and balanced performance from this royaly-bred standout. From Wooden Cross Cattle Co., KS Spring 2012 AICA Sire Summary

$20 Semen / $30 Signing Fee

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Transitioning Yearling Bulls By Heather Smith Thomas

If a young bull isn’t fat, buyers think there must be something wrong with him!

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he hardest time for a young bull is when he’s turned out with the cows for his first breeding season, after being well fed all winter. Most bulls are raised in unnatural conditions. After weaning they are confined and fed concentrate feeds, pushed for fast growth. Many young bulls have gone through a bull test/feeding program to measure rate of gain and feed efficiency, and are overly fat. Although most stockmen know that fat is unhealthy for a bull, they still tend to buy the biggest, best-looking animals, and breeders keep overfeeding them because it’s harder to sell a bull that wasn’t pushed for faster gain. If a young bull isn’t fat, buyers think there must be something wrong with him! Over-fat bulls always need to be “let down” slowly, and some of them never do make the transition very well if they’ve been on “hot” rations for fastest growth. They may not be as fertile (if they have too much fat in the scrotum)


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es Charolais ReAavQuality Program


QUALITY plus PERFORMANCE Richard Clark Box 9 • Tazewell, TN 37879 (423) 626-5892 • Randell Meyers Jr. • (423) 626-6257 Your Source for Seedstock Since 1971

“Mid Tenn Charolais where Tenn is quality and not quantity for perfection.” JDS He’s My King 2038 PET

Bulls, Semen, Embryos For Sale Ms Jackie Sue 4065 CCR Jackpot 1410K5PET x JWK Chloe E225ET

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



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

Orr’s Maureen 312 P ET (F989627) CE 5.4

BW 1.4

WW 28

YW 44

M 13

TM 27

REA 0.39

Cigar x JWK Maureen E197 ET (914)

Fall 2011 #1 Multiple Trait Leader

Mark Your Calendar Bull Sale Mar. 24, 2012 David & Barbara Sullivan 123 Sullivan Dr. • Manchester, TN 37355 (931) 728-5878 • (931) 728-5879 • Fax: (931) 728-5881 Mobile: (931) 607-1580 • e-mail:

Little W Farm LWF Cookie Cutter Pld

Production Sale April 2, 2012

EPDs: 1.7 32 54 9 25 0.6

Mike & Connie Watkins Kellie & Scott Porter and Kristie & Jarrod Buhler

Lebanon, TN 37087 (615) 444-3114 or (615) 642-0976 Come check out our bulls, females and ET Program! Bloodlines from 2244, 914, Cigar, Wyoming Wind and D040

March 9 March 10 March 24 April 7 June 2

Tennessee Charolais Association Annual Meeting, Lebanon Tennessee Beef Agribition Charolais Show & Sale, Lebanon Mid Tenn 1st Annual Bull Sale, Manchester Little W Farm 2nd Annual Production Sale, Lebanon MCF Lady GI Duke 5003 PET (F1022001) Mid Tenn Classic Sale, CE BW WW YW M TM Manchester 3.1 .6 33 58 26 42 914 x HBR Lady GI 207 P ET

Performance  •  Pedigree  •  Polled


CMF 241 Rio Blanco 378R Maternal Brother to Gridiron

CMF 159 Windy 241 Dam of Gridiron

CE 8.3

Cooley Royce 1107T39 Pld M745957 2-19-07 BW: 86 lbs. Adj. WW/R: 749 lbs./115 Adj. YW/R: 1,395 lbs./120 Adj Yrlg. REA/R: 16.25 sq. in./119.3

CE 1.0

BW WW YW 1.8 24 59

M 19

MCE TM 1.0 31

SC 1.1

CW REA F MB 24 0.32 0.005 0.20

Semen: $20/Straw; $30 Signing Contact: Bovine Elite, LLC. Production Sale — Sept. 15

Roy May & Son

2760 Renfro Rd. • Jefferson City, TN 37760 (865) 475-8266

M6 Led Weight 609 (M732626) BW 0.8

WW 35

YW 71

M 6

TM 24

REA Marb 0.52 0.10

M6 Trademark 344 P x M6 Ms Mark 9485 Semen$20/ no signing : Semen / aw $20 Str g nin ig S No

CMF 241 Gridiron 437W – M788653 Gridmaker x Wind BW WW YW -2.4 21 44

Silas Maxwell

1120 Welcome Grove Rd. Mosheim, TN 37818 (423) 422-7234

M 10

TM REA MARB 21 0.45 0.07

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

h a C r s o la i s e v a e R Kyle Reaves

5840 West Allens Bridge Greenville, TN 37743 (423) 237-3042 MARCH

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12 States –– 39 Consignors s t o L e v i L Over



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One of the Nation’s largest Charolais auctions!

Central Kentucky

c i s s a l C s i a l o H r a Ch 7th Annual

Producers Livestock Bowling Green, Kentucky

Including the DISPERSAL of Steve Poole’s Herd 42 Years of Breeding


Something for Everyone! Bulls • Cows • Heifers Some of the Breed’s Best! Semen from these and other Leading Sires — VCR Sir Duke 914, WCR Sir Tradition 066, Baldridge Kojack 29K

Saturday, April 21, 2012 • 1 p.m. CST Family Dinner & Viewing • Friday, April 20, 2012 • 6 p.m.

Consignments from –– KY, TN, IN, MO, OK, ND, GA, IL, MS, NC, OH & AL!

Sale Catalogs available April 1st –

Sale Manager:

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Home: (931) 394-2892

704 Walker Road Beech Grove, TN 37018

Cell: (931) 842-1234

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YEARLINGS NEED MORE CARE Even though yearling bulls usually work well, they are still growing and immature. After their first breeding season, you still need to take good care of them, because the next year—as 2 year olds-they’re still not mature. A bull doesn’t usually reach his peak until age 3. It may take bulls a little longer to reach their peak breeding performance if they’ve been used hard as yearlings. This has to be taken into consideration when managing yearling bulls after their first breeding season. If yearling bulls get used hard that first summer, it may take them quite awhile to make up for the hard use the first year. There are tradeoffs when you use yearlings but if you are lucky you get more years out of a bull by using him as a yearling. It always pays to pull yearling bulls out of the herd early (right after breeding season rather than keeping them with the cows all summer and fall, or even earlier if they get tired), to give them a break and let them grow and mature more before the next season. When you bring them home you need to feed them well—on good quality pasture or free choice high quality hay. If you can keep their nutritional level high enough to allow them to regain the weight they lost and keep growing they will do better the next year. Many ranchers like to use yearling bulls, even though 2 year olds will generally cover more cows. If you buy 18-month old bulls or 2 year olds, thinking they will work better than yearlings, you still have to make sure they are not overfed. One rancher bought some 2 year olds a few years ago, hoping they would handle the range breeding better, and those bulls didn’t hold up as well as the yearlings. He felt the 2-year-old bulls were too fleshy and heavy; they pushed themselves too hard and couldn’t handle it. They needed to get in working condition at a younger age instead of having to do it after they had more body weight and were too fat.

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and may not hold up structurally; hot rations can cause permanent damage to their feet. Bulls must be athletic and have the ability to stay sound, with the endurance to cover a lot of territory and a lot of cows; overfeeding can permanently impair that ability. Even the bulls that have been developed on “growing rations” are carrying more flesh than bulls that were raised on grass or wintered on hay. It can be a major adjustment for any over-conditioned bull when he’s turned out with cows. Some young bulls can’t handle the sudden increase in exercise and the decrease in nutrition and they fall apart quickly. After experiencing disappointment with over-fat young bulls, many stockmen have become more selective about the seedstock producers they patronize--trying to find a breeder who offers bulls in better working condition. It also pays to have a good transitioning program after you bring a bull home. How successful this might be will depend on how long you have him before he goes out with the cows. Some ranchers buy bulls in the fall or winter and give the bull plenty of time to adjust to his new environment. Others bring the bulls home just a few days or weeks before turnout. Some seedstock producers offer a feeding or wintering program; even if the bulls are sold in the fall the breeder keeps and feeds them--delivering them closer to breeding season. This works well if it’s a producer you have faith in and you know the bulls will be properly transitioned. Then you don’t


It’s especially important to allow plenty of time for readjustment if you buy a y oung bull at a sale or bull test station.

have to worry about keeping and feeding extra bulls until turnout. You can rely on the breeder to have the bulls in ideal working condition at the time of delivery. If bulls were fed concentrates from weaning time through winter, they should be backed off that ration gradually, to where their diet is just good quality forage. If the breeder can do that for you, the bull can make the transition easier. If the bulls were pushed for fast growth, they need some time to taper off from that ration. Most bulls will not be getting anything but forage once they reach the ranch where they’ll be working. It’s especially important to allow plenty of time for readjustment if you buy a young bull at a sale or bull test station. Turning him right out with cows will usually end up in disaster. It’s a good idea to give those bulls at least a couple months on good forage, with room for exercise, before you turn them out.

If possible, it’s best to keep the bulls in a pasture before turnout rather than a pen, so they get used to being in a larger area. They have more room for exercise, to get their muscles in better shape for working. It also helps if you can feed them in an area where they’ve got to climb a hill or travel between feed and water—to get them in better physical condition before turnout with the cows. Exercise is very important. It really helps if you can kick them out in a more natural environment; you can always use hot wires to let them use a pasture, rather than being in a corral. If you don’t have a pasture for them, keep them in one of your largest, driest pens, so they at least have some room to move around, and their feet don’t get soft. If the bull has adjusted, and can handle the increase in exercise, he will hold up a lot better through the breeding season without losing a lot of weight. If young bulls can end the breeding season without losing much weight, this is an indication that they were conditioned properly during their growing period after weaning. It pays to know the breeder--and what the bulls have been fed. Almost all breeders use a certain amount of grain or concentrate because they have to, to get those young bulls big enough soon enough, since almost everyone is selling yearling bulls. So you have to know how much they’ve been feeding the bulls, and trust their judgment. When buying yearling bulls, some ranchers keep them on their home pastures with just a few cows rather than turn them out on the range. In some rugged rangelands, young bulls can’t handle that much travel in steep terrain. Other ranchers solve the problem by turning yearling bulls out for only a short time (the first breeding cycle, or about 21 days) and then gather them up so they can rest and recover. Leaving them out for the whole breeding season or the whole summer can be very hard on them. If yearling bulls are only used for a short time, or kept in a small pasture with a few cows, they can handle their first breeding season quite nicely. By the next year they’re in better working shape and also more mature.



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Stan & Mary Bonacker & Family Cedar Hill, MO Stan: (314) 550-2554 David: (314) 974-5230

Mar. 9 Windy Hill Sale, Cedar Hill Mar. 10 Wright Bull Sale, Chillicothe Mar. 17 Peterson Bull Sale, Mtn. Grove Mar. 17 MBS Bull Sale, Bowling Green Mar. 24 Aschermann Bull Sale, Carthage April 14 Renaissance Sale, Strafford

Production Sale March 9



BANEY CHAROLAIS Now Available – • 40 Breeding Bulls • Open & Bred Heifers

Semen: $40/straw; No Signing Fee

#2 Milk Trait Leader

Barnard Charolais

Herd Sires: Rancher, HCR Wind, Hams Ranger Progeny for sale at all times. Bred for carcass values and maternal traits. — Bob Barnard —

7470 SE Riverside Terrace, St. Joseph, MO 64507 (816) 253-9360,

DA Cash 732 P ET



HC Miss Jewel 20S

39th National Reserve Champion

Dan Corman Pomona, Missouri (417)469-3936

“Breeding Charolais Since 1958"

5J Charolais The Johansen Family


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Bull Sale • March 10, 2012

Rick, Blaine, Nathan & Zack Hale 54 Hosier Lane • Louisburg, MO 65685 (417) 752-3703 • (417) 838-7251 cell

2009-2010 AICA

The Dale Ridder Family 2289 Brown Shanty Road Hermann, MO 65041 Home (573) 943-6462 Dale (573) 680-4691 Cell Derek (573) 680-4692 Cell

Cow Power

Cooley Royce 1107T39 Pld Semen: $20/Straw; $30/Signing

Show Heifers!

Bull of the Year

Spring Sale • March 24

Larry & Peggy Our Goals Are ... • Easy Calving Aschermann • Fast Growing 13467 Dogwood Rd. • Premium Grading Carthage, MO 64836 ... Breeding Stock (417) 358-7879 • e-mail:

Value & Performance

Corman Charolais 15101 Hwy. D • Mexico, MO 65265 (573) 581-8964 • (573) 721-2122 cell

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

Bill & Lora Nottke Office Ranch 11027 Chateau Chura 3287 Lick Creek Road Sunset Hills, MO 63128 Leasburg, MO 65535 (314) 298-8980 (573) 885-3534 Evenings (314) 843-2930 Fax (314) 298-2492

Show Heifers Available

Steve, Kathy, Michael & Emily Curtis

Progeny of Fire Water, Budsmydad, Grid Maker, Slasher, No Doubt, Bluegrass, Indian Outlaw and Wyoming Wind


J1377 Pld ET

+19 Milk Full brother to Passport

Mike, Sara & Connor Kisner 6382 Dulin Creek Road • House Springs, MO 63051 (636) 274-9515 • (636) 236-0306 cell

Home of the 34th National Champion Female

Big Creek Charolais

Riverdale Land and Livestock

Dr. Larry R. Baney Mtn. Grove, MO (417) 926-3471

WDZ Firemaker 6062

Get your             at the

5J Cigarro 924 Pld

11218 County Line Road Syracuse, MO 65354 (660) 473-2945


Bull Sale • March 3

Brand of Quality Owner: Alan Mead (573) 216-0210 Manager: Bub Raithel (573) 253-1664



The Heart-Beat of the Farm Willard L. Abbott

2147 Sunset Dr. • Poplar Bluff, MO 63901


Office (573) 785-2121 WLA

WLA (573) 785-2789


CHAROLAIS Bull Sale • Mar. 17 OHF

Wind Tour J304P

Mike & Brian Schumacher 14809 Pike 139 Bowling Green, MO 63334

(573) 324-2528 home (573) 324-5411 work

Peterson Farms Charolais


Bull Sale • March 17, 2012

Steve & Sandy Peterson • Jeremiah, Andrew & Joey, 8767 Outer Road, Mtn. Grove, MO 65711 (417) 926-5336 • (417) 746-4410






Akin Charolais

MV2070Trifecta259 M787933 Scott Tipton 1001 Preacher Campbell Rd. Clarksville, GA 30523

Mountain View Charolais

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

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


BJR Summerford Charolais

15493 Co. Rd. 57 Hillrose, CO 80733 Bred For

Robert A. Summerford II 4087 Hwy. 31 SW Falkville, AL 35622 Located 12 miles north of Cullman (256) 784-5275 Bus. (256) 784-5831 Res. Alan Summerford • (256) 758-0652 E-Mail:

Performance~Carcass Quality~Disposition Bull Sale • April 13, 2012

Pat Gebauer & Luan August (970) 847-3345


Home of “Easy Edge” “Unlimited Edge”, “WCR Duke 054”, “Roundup”, “WCR Design 075” Quality and Performance Charolais in North Alabama



Curfman Farms Rt. 2, Griggsville, IL 62340

54 years of quality seedstock production

Your Herd Bull Source WCR Sir Duke 7340 P


Bamboo Road Farms LLC

A.W. “Buck” Compton Box 160 Nanafalia, AL 36764

Rick Curfman (217) 285-5213

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

Stephen Cummings

2509 Old Perry Road Marshallville, GA 31057

home: (334) 736-4349 office: (334) 736-4221



(478) 396-5832

“Charolais Since 1960”

Producing quality breeding stock for 52 years.

McCary & Son Charolais Farm

Paul Bertsche & Sons 4540 E. 1700 N. Rd. • Flanagan, IL 61740

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

Dale (815) 796-2950 cell (815) 674-4419 Steve (815) 796-4440 cell (815) 674-2395 Larry (815) 842-1849 cell (815) 674-2397

635 Valleyview Drive Valley Grande, AL 36701 Home of JWK Vanessa D029 ET Donor: 2244 x 934

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

OFakHill arm “Focus on the Family”

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

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

1779 Holcomb Road Dawsonville, Ga 30534

Cattle For Sale Private Treaty


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s i a l o r a C-B Ch

“The Brand You Can Trust”

Annual Bull & Female Sale

March 27, 2012 5:30 pm • Napoleon Livestock • Napoleon, ND

50 Bulls

• 41 Yearling • 7 Fall Coming 2’s • 2 Two-Year-Olds

Also Selling —

5 Fancy Open Registered Heifers 23 Commercial Red & Black Heifer Pairs with Charolais-sired calves at side

Thank You NWSS Tent Sponsors! Gold Brevig Charolais, Lewistown, Mont Eaton Charolais, Lindsay, Mont. Macy Meadows, Street, Md. Metzger Marketing, Whitman, Neb. Silver Spur Ranches, Encampment, Wyo. Wells Charolais Ranch, Conde, S.D. Western Video Auction, Cottonwood Falls,

#1009 Polled Top Shelf x Duke 041 EPDs: 0.3 36 67 3 21

#1012 Polled Top Shelf x Formula One EPDs: 1.1 32 63 0 16

Calif. Wright Charolais, Richmond, Mo.


Summit Farms, Hubbard, Iowa


#1021 Polled Top Shelf x Prime Cut EPDs: 0.8 40 75 1 21

Herdsires: WF All Star 764 JAB Top Shelf JAB Prime Wind LT Beefmaker 8084 EC-JAB Petrie 809 LT Bluegrass LT Easy Blend LT Silver Distance 100  



#1033 Polled Top Shelf x RC Hotline EPDs: 1.3 30 64 6 21 Call for a catalog or more information:

C-B Charolais

Curtis, Laurie, Troy & Heather Brown 5211 76th Ave. SE, Montpelier, ND 58472 701-489-3425 • 701-320-9398 (cell)

Bovine Elite, College Station, Texas Hebbert Charolais, Hyannis, Neb. Hubert Cattle Sales, Oakley, Kan. Polzin Cattle/Embryo Center, Darwin, Minn. Schrader Ranch, Wells, Kan.

Working D&D Dominator 2762 ET EM738454 Cigar x BB Fancy 02 EPDs: 1.6 23 35 9 20 Semen: $20 straw/ $25 signing

Proven Sire With Data

CWC Trifecta J825 P (EM785308) LT Wyoming Wind x Cigar daughter EPDs: 2.2 28 46 3 18 Semen: $20 straw/ $25 signing

Phenotype and Pedigree

EC Reliable 5043 Pld

M789648 Raile 2250 TO77 x EC New Trend daughter EPDs: 2.2 40 75 16 37 Homozygous Polled Co-Owned with Nipp Charolais, Oak Hill Charolais & Bamboo Road Farms Semen: $20 straw/ $25 signing Contact Bovine Elite

Performance with Milk

Balanced EPDs + Pedigree + Phenotype + WHR / Data


Clear Water Cattle LLC Jimmy Ray & Jane Parish Roye & Elizabeth Carnell 10032 Lenoir Loop Prairie, MS 39756 (662) 312-8372 MARCH

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Keith Farms

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







BAR S Ranch

Innovative Beef Production

Since 1945 Bull Sale March 9, 2012 Paradise, Kansas 67658 David Dickerson Ken Stielow (785) 998-4386 (785) 998-4335

Fancy Creek Charolais Purebred Charolais Since 1968

Don & Charlotte Olsen and family 17050 Tuttle Creek Blvd. • Randolph, KS 66554 Home: 785-363-2519 • Cell: 785-313-2099

Oakdale Duke 9003 Pld

Duke 135 x Mac 2244 x Tradition 066

Breeding Charolais since 1956 1460 Penn Road Bull Sale • March 26 Belleville, KS 66935 Home (785) 527-5047 Cell (785) 527-1269

Raile Charolais Farm Rt. 1, Box 389 St. Francis, KS 67756 Production Sale • March 19 Cliff (785) 332-2794 William (785) 332-2498

Females for Sale Private Treaty

EPDs: 5 -3.5 28 62 33 4 47 0.8 Ron & Diane Nord & Family 2104 Charolais Lane Bloomington, IL 61704 (309) 828-1448 or (309) 827-0457 (309) 275-0409 Ron cell

Raising Charolais Since 1962



Megan, Lori & Galen Fink 15523 Tuttle Creek Blvd. Randolph, Ks 66554 Phone/Fax: (785) 293-5106

Beef Genetics




Charolais • SimAngus • Composites

Three Trees Wind 0383 ET Pld

Hubert Charolais Ranch 33rd Annual

EPDs: 14 -2.8 29 57 3 7 17 0.8 Semen: $20/straw; $35 signing



Polled Bull Sale 510 Maple Ave. Oakley, KS 67748 April 3, 2012 David & Shelby Hubert (785) 672-3528

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





VAUGHAN FAMILY RANCH ...building a program around proven genetics


Private treaty bull sale middle of march

Brett, Tina and Madison Beavers

Females and bulls for sale private treaty

WOODEN CROSS CATTLE CO. 557 190th Road Hillsboro, KS 67063 (620) 381-1712 K E N T U C K Y

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

Bull Sale March 20

Meet Your Kentucky Charolais Association Members

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

Member ads • Classifieds • News

Hanover, Kansas 66945 Everett & Julie Shepherd (515) 321-4270 • Stuart, Iowa

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

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

Stalcup Farms Charolais “Quality Polled Charolais”

Craig Stalcup Thomas Redneck 2609M Jim Stalcup (641) 322-4946 1407 Poplar Avenue 36th National Champion Prescott, Iowa 50859 (641) 340-1128 cell (641) 335-2351

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1194 Smith Ridge Rd. Campbellsville, KY 42718 Mitchel Cox - Owner/Gen. Mgr. (270) 465-7584

Harris Charolais Farm


“Ivory Angel” Full sibs at the farm 4 full sibs to to 0641 on the ground!

Clear Water Cattle LLC

Adrian & Conda Harris

Jimmy Ray & Jane Parish Roye & Elizabeth Carnell 10032 Lenoir Loop Prairie, MS 39756 (662) 312-8372

Excellent Genetics in the Bluegrass

N E B R A S K A The Complete Bull FC Turbo 756P

EPDs: 1.1 53 69 -2 25 0.8 Semen: $25/straw; $30 signing fee Bull Sale • April 11 88361 575th Ave • Newcastle, NE 68757 Home: 402-692-3704 • Cell: 402-841-9784 Larry & Krista Dybdal

Dybdal Charolais

557 Sims Pike • Georgetown, KY 40324 (502) 867-9966 off. • (859) 983-1804 cell

COMMITTED TO BREED IMPROVEMENT Hayden ET23 43rd National Reserve Senior Calf Champion Heifer

Hayden Farm

James, Cathy, & Brooke Hayden 4430 Bloomfield Road Bardstown, KY 40004 (502) 349-0005


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

3545 Old Level Road Havre de Grace, MD 21078

Breeding Quality Charolais Seedstock Since 1962 1/2 Owner of Baldridge Fasttrack

Wakefield Farms

Visitors always welcome

39 Years in the Purebred Charolais Business

Ray, Jon, & David Franz

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

Clark & Gail Brevig Bull Sale • April 13 676 Quarry View Lane • Lewistown, MT 59457 (406) 538-5579 phone • (406) 538-6479 fax •

Mansfield, Missouri Butch Alsup • (417) 926-8416

Rambur Charolais

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

RC Feedlot d RC Cattle Phone: 406-482-3255 • Fax: 406-482-3802 34790 CR 118 • Sidney, MT 59270 Email: website:

Dean Churchill Bull Sale HC 37, Box 54 April 10 Valentine, NE 69201 (402) 376-2314 Headquarters Ranch

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



Quarter Circle Ranch

13221 CR 339 • Sidney, Montana 59270 Ray (406) 798-3675 Jon (406) 798-7740


30th Annual Bull Sale • April 14 Dave Hebbert (308) 458-2540 Mose Hebbert (308) 458-2329

RC Denver

Schurrtop Angus & Charolais

Bull Sale • March 23 40842 Farnam Road Farnam, NE 69029 John (308) 569-2520 Sure Performance Cattle Ryan (308) 320-4067 Marty (308) 362-4941


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



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

The Total Performance Brand

Wagon Wheel Charolais Ray D. Winz & Sons


Rt. 2 • Holdrege, NE 68949 Ray (308) 995-5515, Doug (308) 567-2288 Steve (308) 567-2286 Contact us for Semen on our Trait Leading Sires.

Hilltop C Polled Charolais Pasture Proven Charolais Since 1962 Kirk & Peggy Castleberry

Rt. 2, Box 8 Ninnekah, OK 73067

West Fork Ranch Roseann Wilson (308) 745-0378 RR 1, Box 19 • Loup City, NE 68853

Private Treaty Kick-Off Bull Sale • Mar. 3

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


Zeisler Charolais Bull Sale • March 16

Richard L. Zeisler

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


Breeding Registered Charolais Since 1959 Turn-Out Bull Sale • May 7

Gerald and Loretta Effertz and Family PO Box 640 • Velva, ND 58790-0640

(701) 720-1156Roger (701) 720-1363 Kevin (701) 338-2980 Office

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

Introducing –

Eatons Trail Boss 9099 Pld EPDs: 2.4 0.8 15 52 9 8.3 18 0.5



4Calving Ease 4Performance 4Proven Cow Family

Charolais Cattle Since 1971



LT Easy Ride 1153 Pld

Bill B. King • Box 5, Stanley, NM 87056 Day (505)220-9909 • Home (505)832-4330

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“44 years of Breeding Charolais”

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


Bruce Smith - General Mgr. 31522 Twp. Rd. 312 Coshocton, OH 43812 (740) 502-1967 (C) (740) 824-4009 (H)

DR Stealth 574

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

NIPP CHAROLAIS Curtiss & Brenda Nipp HC 66, Box 76 Bull Sale 12 Overbrook, OK 73453 pril 7, 20 A (580) 668-3332



Clay Boscamp 303 County Road 459 Waelder, TX 78959 (830) 857-5130



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

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

Roy R. & Sammye L. Dees


Black Mingo Ranch


“Registered Polled Charolais Since 1969”

M.E. & Sandra Clemons

15211 Browns Ferry Road • Georgetown, SC 29440 (843) 448-3031 • (843) 527-4336

Nubbin Ridge Farm

Mike King, Farm Manager Home of: TLD Mr Cigar 628P M719706 - Cigar x 8121 JWC $20 Cigar ET M631706 - Full Brother to Cigar JWC 2 Hot 118 ET F940873 - Full Sister to Cigar JWC Rich Lady 117 ET F940872 - Full Sister 914 155 Nubbin Ridge Circle (864) 972-9203 home Westminster, SC 29693 (864) 958-1343 cell

Fluharty Farms Bruner Polled Charolais Focused on Genetics

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

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

F1085264 EPDs: 2.7 28 46 11 25 1.2

Herd Sires HCR Supreme 6021 P CFR Power House 304 P ET HBR Auto Pilot 685 P Tommy & Sherrille Wilks P.O. Box 118 Patrick, SC 29584





Bill Pendergrass • (979) 203-6800 Gause, TX •

Roy Hann 1300 Walton Dr. College Station, TX 77840

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

Performance Charolais Genetics


HF Miley UM65 Pld –

Visitors Welcome

Charolais & Angus


Office: (979) 696-7414 Ranch: (979) 279-2587 Fax: (979) 696-9245

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

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

Dennis Charolais

...easy calving...     ...explosive growth... DCF Pure Gold 802 P EPDs: 1.3 32 54 13 29 0.9 Eric Dennis 170 Rock Bluff Road Saint Jo, TX 76265 • (940) 995-2161

40th National Reserve Grand Champion Female



Kevin & Jessica Moore Bull Sale • March 23 “When You Depend On Beef For Your Bottom Line...”

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


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arti Charolais



Wes Marti 1701 CR 310 Cleburne, Texas 76031 Ranch (817) 645-0239 Fax (817) 556-0110 •


atman harolais Steve Patman

453 FM 55 Waxahachie, TX 75165 (972) 937-5628 PC Mr Stonecold P862


C a n a d a

Dean Barton Manti, Utah

(435) 835-7263 (435) 340-1396 Don Barton AICA Hall of Fame

65 Years of Selective Breeding Full French Charolais George Marti 3601 South Highway 171 Cleburne, Texas 76031 Office (817) 558-0079


W a s h i n g t o n

“The Brand You Can Count On”

Registered Breeder Since 1969

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

TC Cattle Company A Complete Source for Quality

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

W i s c o n s i n Don & Mary Jane Schill 465 FCR 781 Donie, TX 75838 (254) 359-4387

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

W R I G H T C HAR O LAI S FAR M Quality   Polled    Performance Since 1973

Stop by and visit.

Richard & Jo Ann Wright 205 29th Street New Auburn, WI 54757 (715) 237-2880 Fax: (715) 237-2887

TriniTy Valley CommuniTy College

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


Annual Club Calf Sale • April 7 P.O. Box 595 • Raymondville, TX 78580 (956) 689-5162 • Fax (956) 689-3693 E-mail: Web: Billy & Claudette...................(956) 689-5162 Billy Mobile............................(956) 535-0938 Mitch & Linda........................(956) 689-6379 Mitch Mobile..........................(956) 535-0936

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W y o m i n g HLB Charolais

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Harold L. Brethour Shirley A. Brethour

1 inch- 11x rate: $30/issue Prepaid 1 year (11 issues): $330

111 West 22nd Ave. • P.O. Box Y Torrington, Wyoming 82240 Home (307) 532-3604 Office (307) 532-2110 Fax (307) 532-2106 E-mail:

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2012 Junior National Donation Lots An online auction from February 1, 2012-March 31, 2012 at Direct Link:

Semen from the Breed’s Top Bulls including... Baldridge Fasttrack 82F Baldridge Kojack 29K DS Ali Showcup Pld 825 ET Gerrard Montezuma 6T HCR Institute 5054 Keys All State 149X Keys Ten-Acious 166S LHD Mr Perfect Y416 LT Easy Pro 1158 Pld LT Ledger 0332 P

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LT Long Distance 9001 Pld LT Rio Bravo 3181 P Pro-Char Clyde 79T Schurrtop 5627 SCR Bronco 9026 SCR Tuffy 0119 TCC Lightning Strikes U2 TR PZC Mr Turton 0794 ET WDZ Northern Wind 8022 Pld ET WR Wrangler W601

Donated by Genex and Oakwater Ranch

Intriguing Embryo Matings including... DA Ms Marion 328 P ET x TR Mr Fire Water 5792RET Oakwater Ranch Foundation Matings PZC Cruel Girl 816P x Gerrard Montezuma 6T Go to for a complete listing. All items will be sold to the highest bidder on April 1, 2012. Contact Kristian Rennert at 308-440-9463 or Kate Kraenow at 402-649-8048 for further information.

Sponsored by DV Auction Lots Donated by Generous Charolais Breeders

Silencer Chute Donated by Dubas Cattle Co

Yearling Bull Donated by Karen Ibach

* Use of a silencer chute for one year. * This chute is valued at $10,000. * Contact Tom Sonderup at 308-550-0254 or email at if you would like to use a chute for a year.

Bull Y58 • AICA#-M805111 • DOB: 3-6-2011

AIJCA Raffle

*The AIJCA National Board will be selling a maximum of 150 Tickets at $50 each.

Sire: LT Bluegrass 4017P Dam : IQCR Miss Valuation 325P AICA#-F1008783 * Karen has graciously donated a yearling bull calf with all proceeds going to the 2012 Junior National in Grand Island, Nebraska. * The bull will be auctioned April 12, 2012, at the Sonderup Charolais Ranch, Inc. Bull Sale. *Contact Tom Sonderup at 308-550-0254 for further information.

Items available: 1st- Tru-Test Scale, 2nd- Flush from Utopia Genetics

3rd, 4th & 5th - Choice of Truck Care Package, Cow Hide Mirror or Charolais Quilt *Tickets will be drawn at Junior National, June 17-22, 2012. *Contact an AIJCA Board Member or AIJCA Treasurer Nick Hansen at 402-518-0522.

Planning for the 2012 AIJCA Junior National, June 17-22, 2012, in Grand Island, is well underway! We would like to thank everyone who participated in the 2012 Charolais Calendar and to everyone who has already graciously sent in donations. If you are interested in making a donation they can be sent to: Andrea Benes - Treasurer, PO Box 424, Valparaiso, NE 68065.

If you need further information please contact: Krista Dybdal - 402-692-3704 or 402-841-8091 Jamie Keep - 308-245-3146 or 308-750-3398 MARCH

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AICA Events March 25-26–– AICA 2012 Annual Meeting, Committee Meetings & Spring Board of Directors Meeting, Kansas City, Mo. April 1–– AICA Herd Enrollments Due May 1–– AIJCA Junior National Early Registration/Entry Deadline May 10–– AIJCA Junior National Animal Ownership Deadline May 10–– AIJCA Junior National Final Registration/Entry Deadline



March 2012 March 1 — Double-H Charolais Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Stockmen’s Livestock, Yankton, S.D. Contact: Harlin Hecht. March 2 — Sandmeier Charolais 30th Annual Production Sale, 1p.m., at the ranch, Bowdle, S.D. Contact: Calvin or Gary Sandmeier. March 3 — Kentucky Farm Bureau Beef Expo Charolais Show & Sale, Show: Noon; Sale: 4 p.m., Kentucky Fair & Exposition Center, Louisville, Ky. Auctioneer: Eddie Burks. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales.

March 24 —Aschermann Charolais Annual Spring Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Carthage, Mo. Contact: Larry Aschermann.

March 6 — Doll Charolais Ranch 32nd Annual Production Sale, Kist Livestock Auction, Mandan, N.D. Contact: David, Charles or Joe Doll. March 7 — Tifton Bull Evaluation Sale, Tifton, Ga. March 9 — 15th Annual Windy Hill Charolais Farms & Guests Gateway-Getaway Prodution Sale, 6 p.m. Arrowhead Sale Facility, Cedar Hills, Mo. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Consultant: Outfront Cattle Service.

March 10 — Wright Charolais 5th Annual Bull Sale, 6 p.m. Jenkins Expo Center, Livingston County Fairgrounds, Chillicothe, Mo. Auctioneer: Marty Couch. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales.

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March 24 — MidTenn Charolais 1st Annual Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the farm, Manchester, Tenn. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service. March 24 — Wilgenbusch Charolais 1st Annual North of the 53rd Bull Sale, 1:30 p.m., Paynton, Sask. Sale Manager: By Livestock. March 24 — Mountain View/McLeod Livestock Charolais Bull Sale. Innisfail, AB. March 25-26 — AICA 2012 Annual Meeting, Committee Meetings & Spring Board of Directors Meeting, Argosy Casino-Hotel & Spa, Kansas City, Mo. March 26 — Myron Runft Charolais Annual Bull Sale, 12:30 p.m., Belleville 81 Livestock Auction, Belleville, Kan. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Contact: Myron Runft.

April 2012 April 1 — AICA WHR and PPR Herd Enrollments Due. Contact: AICA, Marilou Wegner. April 1 — Tri-N Charolais Farms Cattlemans Classic Bull Sale. Virden, MB. April 2 — Wilgenbusch Charolais 9th Annual North of the 49th Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Halbrite, Sask. Sale Manager: By Livestock. April 3 — Hubert Charolais Ranch 33rd Annual Polled Bull and Female Sale, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Monument, Kan. Auctioneer: James Birdwell. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. April 3 — Cedarlea Farms/Windy Willows Git R Done Charolais & Angus Bull Sale. Hodgeville, SK. April 4 — Kansas Bull Test #71 Annual Bull Sale, 12:30 p.m., Mitchell County Fairgrounds, Beloit, Kan. April 6 — Roster Charolais Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Mitchell Livestock, Mitchell, S.D. Contact: Mike Roster. April 7 — Nipp Charolais & Guests 3rd Annual Bull Sale, 1 p.m. Red River Livestock, Ardmore, Okla. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Sayre Cattle Service. April 7 — DeBruycker Charolais 28th Annual Bull Sale, Noon. Western Livestock Auction Great Falls, Mont. Sale Consultant: Outfront Cattle Service. April 7 — Wells Charolais 30th Annual Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Hub City Livestock, Aberdeen, S.D. Contact: Jason or Richard Wells. April 7 —Little W Farm 2nd Annual Production Sale, 1 p.m. at the farm, Lebanon, Tenn. Sale Manager: Bob Morton. April 7 — Thomas Charolais, Inc. & Friends 3rd Annual Club Calf Sale at the ranch, Raymondville, Texas. Contact: Mitch Thomas.

March 13 —Romans Ranches Charolais Production Sale, Vale, Ore. Contact: Bill Romans.

March 27 —Hansen Farms Charolais First Annual Bull Sale, 12:30 p.m., Aberdeen Livestock, Aberdeen, S.D. Contact: B.J. Hansen.

April 9 — Eggleston’s Charolais 27th Annual Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Bales Co. C.C., Huron, S.D. Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar. Contact: Jamie Eggleston.

March 16 — Zeisler Charolais 24th Annual Polled Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Butte, Neb. Contact: Richard Zeisler.

March 27 — C-B Charolais Annual Production Sale, 5:30 p.m., Napoleon Livestock, Napoleon, N.D. Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar. Contact: Curtis Brown.

April 10 — Oakwater Ranch 29th Annual Charolais Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Valentine Livestock Auction, Valentine, Neb. Contact: Dean Churchill.

March 16 — 51st Annual Tucumcari Bull Test Sale. 1 p.m. Tucumcari, N.M.

March 28 — Schmidt Cattle Co. 24th Annual Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Sheridan Livestock Auction, Rushville, Neb. Contact: Randy Schmidt.

April 10 — Thomas Ranch 40th Annual Bull Sale 1 p.m. at the ranch, Harrold, S.D. Contact: Troy Thomas.

March 28 — Summit Farms 2nd Annual Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the farm, Hubbard, Iowa. Auctioneer: Al Conover. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales.

April 11 — Dybdal Charolais Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Laurel Livestock Sales Co., Laurel, Neb. Auctioneer: Al Conover. Sale Manager: Conover Auction Service.

March 30-31 — A Little Texas Embryo Internet Sale. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service.

April 12 — Sonderup Charolais Ranch 30th Annual Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Fullerton, Neb. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales.

March 17 — MBS Charolais Open House Bull Sale, at the farm, Bowling Green, Mo. Contact: Mike or Brian Schumacher.

March 17 — Rogers Bar HR Turn-Out Charolais Bull & Commercial Brangus Heifer Sale, 12:30 p.m., at the ranch, Collins, Miss. Contact: Doug Rogers.


March 24 — Double O Charolais Complete Dispersal, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Marshall, Texas. Sale Consultant: Hubert Cattle Sales.

March 31 — Cattlemen’s Choice Larry Edwards Charolais Herd Reduction Sale/Birdsell Livestock Angus Dispersal, 11 a.m., Shuffler Sale Facility, Union Grove, N.C. Auctioneer: Donnie Poplin. Contact: Ed Birdsell or Larry Edwards.

March 26 — Weber Charolais & Red Angus Annual Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Corsica Sale Barn, Corsica, S.D. Contact: Dean, Tim, Todd or Jason Weber.

March 12 — Watje Livestock/JDJ Charolais/WatjeZimmerman Performance Charolais Bull Sale, Faith Livestock, Faith, S.D. Contact: Jed Watje.

March 17 — Peterson Farms Charolais 19th Annual Top Pick Bull Sale, 1 p.m. Wright County Livestock Auction, Mtn. Grove, Mo. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Mitchell Management.

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March 23-24 — Leachman Cattle of Colorado Annual Bull and Female Sale, Wellington, Colo. Contact: Lee Leachman.

March 3 — West Fork Ranch Private Treaty Sale, at the ranch, Loup City, Neb. Contact: Roseann Wilson.

March 10 — Tennessee Beef Agribition Charolais Show & Sale, Wilson County Fairgrounds, Lebanon, Tenn. Sale Manager: Bob Morton.

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March 23 — M6 Ranch Charolais & Hereford Spring Bull & Female Sale, noon at the ranch, Alvarado, Texas. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Contact: Kevin Moore.

March 3 — Mead Farms Performanced Tested Bull Sale, noon, at the farm, Versailles, MO. Contact: Alan Mead or Bub Raithel.

March 9 — Tennessee Charolais Association Annual Meeting, Lebanon, Tenn. Contact: Jill Wilmore.

March 9–– Tennessee Charolais Association Annual Meeting Lebanon, Tenn.

March 20 — Vaughan Family Ranch Annual Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, Farmers & Ranch Livestock, Salina, Kan. Contact: Jerry Vaughan.

March 23 — Schurrtop Ranch Charolais & Angus Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Tri-State Livestock, McCook, Neb. Contact: John, Marty or Ryan Schurr.

March 9 — Bar S Ranch 22nd Annual Charolais & Angus Bull and Commercial Heifer Sale, at the ranch, Paradise, Kan. Contact: Ken Stielow or David Dickerson.

Affiliate Events

March 20 — Wagner Charolais 1st Annual Bull Sale, Centennial Livestock Auction, Ft. Collins, Colo. Auctioneer: Wayne Kruse. Contact: Bob Wagner.

March 17 — Pleasant Dawn 10th Annual Charolais Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Heartland Livestock, Virden, MB. Sale Manager: By Livestock. March 19 — Raile Charolais 23rd Annual Production Sale. 1 p.m., at St. Francis Livestock Commission Company, St. Francis, Kan. Contact: Cliff Raile.

March 31 — Satterfield Charolais 1st Annual Bull & Female Sale, 1p.m., at the farm, Evening Shade, Ark. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. March 31 —South Central Indiana Spring Charolais Female & Bull Sale, 1 p.m SCILMC Feeder Auction Barn, Milltown, Ind. Contact: Jim Kaiser, Clair Sullivan or Richard Harmon. March 31 — Valley View Charolais 44th Annual Bull Sale, at the ranch, Polson, Mont. Auctioneer: Rick Machado. Contact: Buddy Westphal.


April 12 — Reich Charolais Ranch Bull Sale, Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange, Belle Fourche, S.D. Contact: Tim Reich. April 13 — Cardinal Charolais Annual Bull & Heifer Sale, at the ranch, Hillrose, Colo. Auctioneer: Dennis Metzger. Contact: Pat Gebauer or Luan August. April 13 — Brevig Charolais Annual Cattlemen’s Value Bull Sale. Lewistown Livestock Auction, Lewistown, Mont. Contact: Clark or Gail Brevig. April 14 — Hebbert Charolais 30th Annual Bull Sale, at the ranch, Hyannis, Neb. Contact: Dave or Mose Hebbert.

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The following terms and conditions govern all advertising in the Charolais Journal, which is used without separate or additional contract terms.

April 14 — The Rennaissance XX Sale, 1 p.m. Chappell’s Sales Arena, Strafford, Mo. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Mitchell Management. April 14 — Carolina Sensations Sale, 1 p.m., Upstate Livestock Exchange, Williamston, S.C. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service. April 14 — Rambur Charolais 34th Annual Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Sidney, Mont. Contact: Howard Rambur. April 14 — Prairie Valley Farm Charolais Annual Bull Sale, Platte Livestock, Platte, S.D. Contact: Clarence or David Mason. April 20 — Mid Atlantic Classic, 1:30 p.m., Virginia Beef Expo, Rockingham County Fairgrounds, Harrisonburg, Va. Contact: Rob Farmer or John Dellinger. April 21 — 7th Annual Central Kentucky Charolais Classic Sale, 1 p.m., Barren River Regional Livestock Center, Bowling Green, Ky. Sale Manager: Bob Morton. April 21 — Kathrein Charolais/HB Farms Annual Bull Sale, at the farm, Little Falls, Minn. Contact: Clint Kathrein or Greg Holtz. April 21 — Lindskov-Thiel Ranch 31st Annual Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Isabel, S.D. Contact: Brent Thiel. April 21 — Cobb Charolais Spring Bull Sale. Western Livestock Auction, Great Falls, Mont. April 28 — Missouri Charolais Breeders Association 47th Annual Spring Sale, 1 p.m., at Show-Me Shorthorns, Columbia, Mo. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. April 28 — Wienk Charolais Ranch 43rd Annual Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Lake Preston, S.D. Contact: Arnold Wienk, Jeff or Sterling Eschenbaum. May 1 — AIJCA Junior National Early Registration/ Entry Deadline. May 1 — Philip Livestock Auction’s Bull Day. 11 a.m., at Philip Livestock Auction, Philip, S.D. Auctioneers: Lynn Weishaar, Dan Piroutek, Seth Weishaar. May 5 — 13th Annual The Sale of Excellence, 1 p.m. O.D. Butler Texas A&M Beef Research Center, College Station, Texas. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service. May 7 — Effertz Key Ranch Turn-Out Bull Sale, Faith Livestock, Faith, S.D. Contact: Kevin, Roger or Neil Effertz or Bryan Dean. May 10 — AIJCA Junior National Animal Ownership Deadline. May 10 — AIJCA Junior National Final Registration/ Entry Deadline. May 12 — Rogers Bar HR 37th Annual Cream of the Crop Charolais Female Sale, 12:30 p.m., at the ranch, Collins, Miss. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. May 12 — Spring Thaw Open House/Golf Outing. Hosted by Polzin Embryo Center and Polzin Cattle. At Polzin Embryo Center, Darwin, Minn. May 14 — Spring Thaw Online Embryo Sale. Bid off: 7 p.m. at the Polzin Embryo Center, Darwin Minn. Contact: Breeders World Online Sales. May 19 — Charolais Association of Texas Spring Spectacular Sale, 1 p.m. at Tommy McDaniel Expo Center, Henderson, Texas. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service.

December 2012

June 2 — 2nd Annual MidTenn Classic Chaorlais Sale, 1 p.m. at the ranch, Manchester, Tenn. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service.

December 1 — Wright Charolais 2nd Annual Female Sale, 1 p.m., Jenkins Expo Center, Livingston County Fairgrounds, Chillicothe, Mo. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales.

June 10 - 27 — World Charolais Congress, United Kingdom. June 17 - 22 — AIJCA Junior National Shows & Leadership Conference, Nebraska State Fairgrounds, Grand Island, Neb.

September 2012 September 3 — 20th Annual Autumn In The Ozarks, Noon, Chappell’s Sales Arena, Strafford, Mo. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Mitchell Management. September 13- 17 — 2012 AICA Charolais Seedstock Tour, Oklahoma City, Okla. and Ft. Worth, Texas. Contact: AICA, Robert Williams September 15 — May & Son Annual Production Sale, 1 p.m., Knoxville Livestock Center, Knoxville, Tenn. Contact: Bill May. September 22 — The Genetic Excellence Sale, 1 p.m., 2H Cattle Company, Grove City, Minn. Auctioneer: Neil Effertz. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service.

October 2012 October 6 — Northern Exposure 2012, 1 p.m., at Summit Farms, Hubbard, Iowa. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales.

December 1 — 21st Annual Rancher’s Choice Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Nixon Livestock Commission Company, Nixon, Texas. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service. December 8 — Ridder Farms 2nd Annual The Showgirls Sale, at the farm, Hermann, Mo. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. December 15 — Sonderup Charolais Ranch & Friends Select Female Sale, 1 p.m., Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Kearney, Neb. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales.

February 2013 February 1 — 34th National Charolais Sale. Fort Worth Stock Show, Fort Worth, Texas. February 2 — 44th National Charolais Show. Fort Worth Stock Show, Fort Worth, Texas.

July 2013 July 14-20 — AIJCA Junior National Shows & Leadership Conference, Four States Fairgrounds, Texarkana, Ark.

October 15 — Fall Freeze Online Embryo Sale. Bid off: 7 p.m. At Polzin Embryo Center, Darwin, Minn. Contact: Breeders World Online Sales. October 19-20 — The 2nd President & Reality Influence Sale, Hopkins County Civic Center, Sulphur Springs, Texas. Auctioneer: Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service. October 27 — Aschermann Charolais Goin’ Green Fall Bull Sale. 1 p.m. at the ranch, Carthage, Mo. Auctioneer: Jackie Moore. Contact: Larry Aschermann. October 31-November 1 — AICA Fall Board of Directors & Committee Meetings, Argosy Casino-Hotel & Spa, Kansas City, Mo


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October 31 — Fink Beef Genetics Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Fink Beef Genetics Sale Facility, Randolph, Kan. Contact: Galen or Lori Fink.

November 2012 November 2 — 2012 Missouri Charolais Breeders Association Royal Breeders Bull Classic, American Royal Livestock Show, Kansas City, Mo. November 2 — Missouri Charolais Breeders Association Ten Grand Heifer Sale, American Royal Livestock Show Wagstaff Sale Center, Kansas City, Mo. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales. November 3 — American Royal Livestock Show National ROE Show, Noon, Kansas City, Mo. November 10 — Missouri Charolais Breeders Association Fall Female & Bull Sale, 1 p.m., Owens Brothers Cattle Co. Sale Facility, Bois D’Arc, Mo. Sale Manager: Hubert Cattle Sales.

For Sale: Fall calving cows and a few winter calvers. An opportunity to buy some high quality young cows. Many had sons in our 2012 bull sale that averaged $4,900. All from the Kepper pen. Travis Steffensen. (605) 203-0551 For Sale: 20 Units of LT Unlimited Ease 9108 semen. Hart Charolais, Bassett, Neb. Home: (402) 684-2254; Cell: (402) 760-0666

November 17 — Hudspeth Farms & Guests The Gathering Sale, 1 p.m., Cattleman’s Livestock Auction, Harrison, Ark. Auctioneer: Rob Nord. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service.

Contact David Hobbs (816) 464-2474, ext. 200, or with your Classified Advertising. CHAROLAIS JOURNAL

BREEDER ADVERTISING SPACE Black & White  1x    11x April 2011 1 page $700 $600 Aprilpage 1 — AICA WHR and 510 PPR Herd Enrollments 2/3 450 Contact Wegner. 340 1/2 (h)AICA, Marilou395 Aprilpage 2 — DeBruycker Charolais 1/2 (v) 450 27th Annual 370 Bull Sale,page Western Livestock Auction, Great Falls,220 Mont. Sale 1/3 270 Consultant: Service. Contact: 1/4 page Outfront Cattle 215 180 Lloyd, Brettpage or Mark DeBruycker or155 Joe Campbell. 1/6 130 1April inch2 — Nipp Charolais 35 30Annual & Guests 2nd Position (1-7) Productionpgs Sale, 1.p.m., Red River1,150 Livestock, Inside Covers 1,200 Ardmore, Okla. Sale Manager: Sayre Cattle Service. Back April 2Cover — Wells Charolais 29th Annual1,300 Bull Sale, Hub City Livestock, Aberdeen, S.D. Contact: Richard CLASSIFIEDS or Jason Wells. Prepaid. Rate: per W word, $25Annual min.,Production paid in Sale, April 2$1 — Little Farm First advance. Deadline 25th Tenn. of the 1 p.m., at the farm, Lebanon, Sale2nd Manager: month preceding publication Bob Morton. COLOR 5 — Hubert Charolaiscolor Ranch 32nd Annual 1April standard additional $175 Polled Bull Sale, 1 p.m., at the ranch, Monument, -Kan. red Auctioneer: or blue (availability basis) James Birdwell. Sale Manager: 1Hubert non-standard 275 Cattle Sales. color - (availability basis) April 5 — Cardinal Charolais Bull Sale, at the 4-color 475ranch, Hillrose, Colo. Contact: Special colorAuctioneer: Dennis Metzger.475 Pat Gebauer or Luan August. Metallic color 600 April 6 — Ibach Quarter Circle Ranch 14th Annual ADDITIONAL CHARGES Purebred Charolais Central B/W photo (each)Bull Sale, 1 p.m.,$15 Nebraska Commission Co., Broken Bow, Neb.50 Contact: Color photo (each) Karen Ibach. 4-Color page correction April 6approval — Kansas (per Bull Test #70 Annual 150 Bull Sale, after page) 11:30 a.m. Beloit, Kan. Contact: Harley Edge. B/W or 2-Color page corrections after page) 100 April 8approval — Brevig(per Charolais Annual Cattlemen’s After deadline charge Mont. Contact: 100Clark Value Bull Sale. Lewistown, Difficult ads requiring substantional extra proor Gail Brevig. duction time will be charged a minimum $50/ Aprilrate. 9 —If you Carolina noon, Upstate hour preferSensation no extra Sale, charges, request Livestock Exchange, Williamston, S.C. Auctioneer: that the Journal staff simplify the ad if necessary Greg Clifton. Sale Manager: Outfront Cattle Service. at their discretion. April 9 — Hebbert Charolais 29th Annual Bull CANCELLATION POLICY Sale, at the ranch, Hyannis, Neb. Contact: David or Charges dependent upon stage of production Mose will beHebbert. invoiced to advertisers who cancel previously advertising. April 9 —submitted Prairie Valley Farms Annual Bull Sale, Platte Livestock, Platte, S.D. Contact: Clarence or DISCOUNTS David Mason. A 5% discount for all advertising will be given for one year. 33rd No agency April 9if prepaid — Rambur Charolais Annual Bull commissions allowed on breeder rates. Sale,1 p.m. at the ranch, Sidney, Mont. Contact: CLOSING DATES Howard Rambur. All advertising (including April 9 — Thecopy Renaissance XVIXphotos) Sale, 1 p.m., must be inSales the Arena, Charolais Journal office by Chappell’s Strafford, Mo. Sale Manager: the 25th of the second month preceding Mitchell, Managment. publication, i.e. Jan. 25 for the March issue or the9first working day thereafter. A $100 April — Thomas Charolais & Friends 2nd Annual late beatapplied to all late advertiseClubfee Calfwill Sale, the ranch, Raymondville, Texas. th ments. Proof deadline: 20 of the second Contact: Mitch Thomas or Tonnyre Thomas Joe. month preceding publication, i.e. Jan. 20 April 11 —issue. Eggleston’s Charolais 26th Annual Bull for March Sale, 1 p.m., Bales Co. C.C., Huron, S.D. Auctioneer: ADVERTISING CONTENT Seth Weishaar. Contact: jamie Eggleston. The Charolais Journal reserves the right to April 12 — Thomas Ranch Bull Sale, refuse any advertising or 39th copyAnnual at its sole 1 p.m. at the Harrold, S.D. assumes Contact: Troy discretion. Theranch, Charolais Journal no responsibility for the accuracy and Thomas. truthfulness of submitted advertising conApril 12 pedigrees — OakwaterorRanch 28th Annual Bull Sale, taining statements regarding 1 p.m., Valentine Livestock, Valentine, Neb. Contact: performance. The Charolais Journal accepts Dean Churchill or Butch Alsup. no responsibility for the accuracy of any photographs supplied by other than April 14 — Sonderup Charolais Ranch 29thitsAnnual own staff.1 Advertisers shall imdemnify and Bull Sale, p.m., at the ranch, Fullerton, Neb. Contact: hold harmless the Charolais Journal for any Tom Sonderup. claims concerning advertising content as submitted. April 14 — Reich Charolais Ranch Annual Bull Sale, Belle Fourche Livestock Exchange, Belle Fourche, REPRINTS, CATALOGS AND BROCHURES S.D. Contact Tim Reich Advertising and editorial reprints available. Sale catalogs and brochures are produced 15 —rates. SouthContact Central Kentucky Meeting atApril special office forGroup prices. & Dinner. 6 p.m. at Barren River Regional Livestock Center, Bowling Green, Ky. Notice to advertisers: Advertising for sales April 15 — Virginia scheduled prior toCharolais the 20thAssociation/Colonial of the month Charolais Association Superior Charolais Genetics of publication accepted at the advertiser’s Sale, 1 p.m., Virginia Beef Expo, Rockingham County risk. The Charolais Journal assumes no Fairgrounds, Harrisburg, Contact: Gerry Scott responsibility forVa. distribution.


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ADVERTISERS’ 21 Ranch........................................... 104 5J Charolais......................................... 98 Abbott Charolais . ................................ 98 ABS Global .......................................... 72 Accelerated Genetics ........................... 22 AgriLabs............................................... 96 Akin Charolais...................................... 99 Arlitt Ranch . ......................................... 3 Aschermann Charolais . ................ 67, 98 Bamboo Run Farms LLC...................... 99 Baney Charolais............................. 93, 98 Barnard Charolais................................ 98 Barnes, Tommy.................................. 108 Bar S Ranch................................. 35, 102 Barton Charolais Ranch . .................. 106 Beavers Charolais.............................. 102 Ben Meriwether Livestock Photography.... 108 Big Creek Charolais.............................. 98 Birdsell Livestock................................. 21 Birdwell, James . ............................... 108 Black Mingo Ranch............................ 105 Boscamp’s Arrowhead Ranch............ 105 Bovine Elite, LLC............................ 7, 108 Bracewell Cattle Co............................ 105 Brevig Charolais........................... 56, 103 Browarny Photographics, Inc............. 108 Bruner Polled Charolais..................... 105 Buddy’s Charolais.................................. 3 CSS Charolais . .................................... 71 Caddo Hills Ranch............................. 105 C-B Charolais..................................... 100 Cardinal Charolais............................... 99 Carolina Sensations Sale...................... 73 Castleberry’s Hilltop C Charolais....... 104 Cattleman, The.................................. 109 CattleMax........................................... 108 Cattlemen’s Choice.............................. 21 Cattle Visions........................................ 23 Cedarlea Farms.................................... 71 Central Kentucky Charolais Classic...... 92 Char Mo Farms.................................... 71 Charolais Association of Texas ............ 105 Charolais Banner .............................. 109 Clayford Ranch Charolais................... 105 Clear Water Cattle, LLC............... 101, 103 Clifton Management Co..................... 108 Cody Cattle Company.............Inside Back Compton Charolais.............................. 99 Conover, Al......................................... 108 Corman Charolais . ............................. 98 Cox Charolais..................................... 102 Crews Farms........................................ 15 112  



Curfman Farms................................... 99 Curfman, Rick .................................. 108 DeBruycker Charolais........................ 9, 54 Dennis Charolais Farm...................... 105 Domek Charolais...................Inside Back Doub Charolais.................................. 102 Double D Ranch................................ 104 Double O Charolais................................ 6 Double R Dees .................................. 105 Dybdal Charolais.......................... 20, 103 Eaton Charolais.. Inside Front,Inside Back Effertz Key Ranch . ............................ 104 Eggleston’s Charolais............... 24, 44, 45 Evans Charolais..................................... 3 Fancy Creek Charolais........................ 102 Fink Beef Genetics............................. 102 Fluharty Farms.................................. 105 Fox Hollow................................... 78, 104 Franz Ranch ..................................... 103 Gay Livestock Insurance, Jerry ......... 109 HLB Charolais.................................... 106 Hale Farms.................................... 15, 98 Hang’n A Cattle Co............................. 106 Hankins, Lynn...................................... 91 Hann Family Spring Valley Ranches . ... 105 Hansen Farms................................ 24, 26 Harl, Tracy......................................... 108 Harris Charolais Farm....................... 103 Hart Charolais.................................... 103 Hayden Farm..................................... 103 Heath Hyde Cattle Co............................. 3 Hebbert Charolais........................ 65, 103 Hubert Cattle Sales............................. 109 Hubert Charolais Ranch ....... 42, 43, 102 Hudspeth Farms.................................. 15 Ibach Quarter Circle Ranch .............. 103 J & J Trust Charolais...............Inside Back James F. Bessler Inc........................... 109 Jensen Charolais Ranch....................... 24 Jorgensen Charolais............................. 99 K & K Charolais Ranch....................... 105 Kansas Bull Test #71.......................... 30 Keith Farms....................................... 102 Kentucky Charolais Association.81-88, 102 Keppen Charolais................................. 24 King Charolais.................................... 104 Kinney Charolais.................................. 78 LaFraise Farms ................................... 99 Lambert, Doak . ................................ 108 Land O’Lake Rangeland......................... 75 Laue Charolais Ranch........................ 102 Leachman Cattle of Colorado............... 70

Lehman Charolais............................... 105 Lindskov-Thiel Ranch......... 12,13,IBC,BC Link Charolais...................................... 80 Little W Farm................................. 76, 91 M6 Charolais.................... 37, 38, 39, 105 MBS Charolais..................................... 98 M & M Charolais............................ 5, 104 M & R Cattle......................................... 91 Marti Charolais ................................. 106 May, Roy & Son.................................... 91 Mazeppa Charolais............................... 21 McCary & Son Charolais Farm............. 99 McLeod Livestock........................... 77, 93 McNickle Charolais Ranch................. 102 Mead Farms......................................... 98 Metzger Marketing............................. 108 Mid Atlantic Classic.............................. 28 MidTenn Charolais . ...................... 54, 91 Missouri Charolais Breeders . ................. 98 Mitchell Management ........... 78, 79, 109 Mogo Charolais.................................... 99 Morton, Bob....................................... 109 Mountain View Charolais..................... 99 National CUP Lab............................... 108 New Hope Farm................................. 104 Nipp Charolais............................. 41, 104 Nord Farms........................................ 102 Nord, Robert ..................................... 108 Nubbin Ridge Farm............................ 105 Oak Hill Farm...................................... 99 Oakwater Ranch........................... 33, 103 Odden Charolais Ranch ...................... 24 Outfront Cattle Service . .................... 109 OvaGenix............................................ 108 Patman Charolais............................... 106 Pearls Pics.......................................... 108 Peterson Farms Charolais.................... 98 Philip Livestock Auction....................... 57 Prairie Valley Farms, lnc...................... 24 Purina Mills Accuration....................... 75 Purina Mills Wind & Rain.................... 75 Raile Charolais Farm............. 48, 49, 102 Rambur Charolais, Ltd................ 66, 103 Reaves Charolais.................................. 91 Reich Charolais Ranch ....................... 24 Renaissance Sale............................ 78, 79 Ridder Farms....................................... 98 Riverdale Land & Livestock.................. 98 Rogers Bar HR ...................................... 1 Runft Charolais Ranch, Myron..... 26, 102 SW&S Cattle Co.................................. 106 Sandmeier Charolais............................ 24


Satterfield Charolais....................... 68, 69 Sayre Cattle Service............................ 109 Schmidt Cattle Company...................... 97 Schrader Ranch................................. 102 Schurrtop Angus & Charolais....... 40, 103 Select Sires........................................... 89 Shadow Springs Farm........................ 103 Shepherd Charolais...................... 15, 102 Silver Spur Ranch................................ 36 Sleepy Valley Farm Charolais ............ 104 Sonderup Charolais Ranch.................. 27 South Central Indiana Sale.................. 56 South Dakota Charolais Breeders........... 24 Southern Cattle Co.................Inside Back Sparrow Farms............................. 93, 106 Stalcup Farms Charolais.............. 93, 102 Steffensen Charolais............................ 24 Stewart’s Charolais............................... 24 Sullivan Supply.................................. 108 Summerford Charolais, BJR............ 2, 99 Summit Farms....................................... 8 TC Cattle Co........................................ 106 Tennessee Charolais Breeders ............ 91 Testerman Charolais............................ 93 Thomas Charolais, Inc. (TX).............. 106 Thomas Ranch (SD)...................... 11, 24 Tiger Country Charolais....................... 98 TransOva Genetics................................ 34 Tri-N Charolais..................................... 28 Trinity Valley Community College Rch... 106 TWJ Charolais Farm............................. 56 Vaughan Family Ranch...................... 102 Vedvei Charolais Ranch.................. 10, 24 Volunteer Charolais . ........................... 91 Wagonhammer Ranches.................... 104 Wagon Wheel Charolais Ranch ......... 104 Wakefield Farms................................. 103 Watje Livestock..................................... 14 Webb Charolais Farm......................... 105 Weber Charolais Farm . ................. 24, 55 Welcome Grove Charolais ................... 91 Wells Charolais Ranch............. 24, 46, 47 West Fork Ranch ............................... 104 Wienk Charolais Ranch........................ 16 Wild Indian Acres........................... 93, 98 Windy Hill Charolais Farms.................. 98 Wooden Cross Cattle Co..................... 102 Wright Charolais...........................98, IBC Wright Charolais Farm (WI)............... 106 Zehnder Cattle..................................... 93 Zeisler Charolais.......................... 53, 104 ZOE Charolais...................................... 98

Charolais Journal March 2013  

Charolais Journal March 2013