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Grand chamPion mainetainer heifer, 2017 ft Worth conGratulations mcallister family - raised by Wscc

chianGus heifer, 2017 ft Worth conGratulations mason Walker bred by bPf - raised by Wscc

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fullblood maine-anjou heifer, 2017 ft Worth conGratulations catelyn Walker bred by fancy creek

comPosite charolais heifer, 2017 kansas classic conGratulations derouchey family bred by Wscc

mainetainer heifer, 2017 nWss conGratulations mason Walker bred by bPf

ProsPect feeder heifer, 2017 nWss conGratulations Wilkins family sold by Wscc

ProsPect breedinG heifer, 2017 nWss conGratulations Whitney Walker bred by udell

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JSAR Scotland Owned by Larry Simmons Farms and Matt Atha, Ohio Dam has at least 6 generations of proven JSAR calving ease. Sired by Titan

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Dam is from the same cow family as Titan with stacked calving ease

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HEADQUARTERS American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) Mission Statement The AMAA will promote Maine-Anjou genetics that provide superior, value added performance, docility and carcass excellence for the beef industry, while also providing expanded membership services for adult and junior members.

Current EPD Profile (Active) MaineTainer Sires MaineTainer Dams Maine-Anjou Sires Maine-Anjou Dams

CE 6.8 7.0 6.8 6.9

BW 1.6 1.6 2.0 2.0

WW 42.1 43.3 45.1 46

YW 54.2 56.1 58 59.3

MCE 0.8 1.2 2.0 2.1

MM 16.4 16.8 18.7 18.6

MWW 37.3 38.3 41.1 41.5

CW 4.6 5.7 7.3 8.2

FT -0.06 -0.07 -0.05 -0.05

REA 0.35 0.38 0.31 0.30

MARB 0.00 0.00 -0.04 -0.03

%RT 0.61 0.67 0.53 0.50

by Blake Nelson, executive vice president Greetings, I trust that all of you have made it through the winter and look at each day as one step closer to spring. The month of January has flown by with two great events for the AMAA at the National Western in Denver, Colo., and the Southwestern Livestock Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas, with both shows having a renewed interest in Maine genetics. The staff has also fielded many calls of not only past breeders that are coming back, but also outside cattlemen wanting to purchase and utilize Maine-Anjou genetics. Why? You may ask… That is a great question. I will address this and also share some thoughts on how some new AMAA actions may help in growing our Maine-Anjou brand. I think we have seen an increase in cattlemen wanting to explore breeds that can complement their Angus based cowherds. As many 6


of you know, Maine-Anjou can do this extremely well bringing added feed efficiency, red meat yield and docility to the table and unmatched ability to enhance quality and eye appeal. I feel we are at the right place at the right time. The decisions that the board of directors have made to move our genetic evaluation to Angus Genetics Incorporated (AGI) and the launching of the Maine Angus program are two key moves for our future. The move to AGI should prove to be a beneficial change. The AMAA will have their EPDs calculated by the same company that produces the most widely used genetic predictors in the beef business today (ANGUS). The fact that over 70% of the bull market is owned by Angus is a sign that bull buyers trust their product. You will find that the vast majority of these buyers are well versed and comfortable with using

this data in their selection and evaluation process for potential herd bulls. This fall we can let them know that our data is produced by AGI, which will provide reassurance and confidence in our Maine-Anjou Epds. This should enhance the buying experience and hopefully make the bull buyers more comfortable to invest in Maine genetics. This is our goal if we can catch their interest with our cattle and make them feel more confident with our genetic predictors that can open the door to show them how our cattle can contribute. Today’s beef industry reports show there is an inherent need to improve carcass yields and feed efficiency in our nation’s cattle production. We know this is where we can help if given the chance. Another benefit of AGI is the strengthening of our EPD accuracy and use of the most recent production records.

A considerable portion of our herd book has Angus animals in their pedigree and we will be receiving the actual and most current Angus information to formulate our numbers. This is a definite advantage over our previous provider. Along with these improvements we will have access to some of the same EPD categories and indices as Angus. Your AMAA leadership felt this was an important move for the breed. The Maine Angus program has generated a significant amount of interest for our breed. Both purebred breeders and commercial cattlemen have asked about the program and they feel this can be a positive move. Some may ask why we are promoting another breed with the Maine Angus program. I would reply that we are not; we are simply creating an opportunity to show what we can provide when crossed with Angus genetics. Along with this, the Maine

Angus program requires that 3/8-5/8 level of Maine-Anjou blood is maintained, therefore the breeders must use a ž, purebred, or fullblood to generate qualifying cattle. The Maine Angus label can provide a great avenue to show the commercial cattle business what strengths Maine-Anjou can supply today. As many of you know crossbreeding is a standard practice in livestock production to utilize both breed complementarity and to maximize hybrid vigor. There is not one singular breed that can be everything for every situation or environment. Science has proven that crossbreeding has a considerable impact on production at all phases of the beef chain. The Maine Angus cattle have heterosis and breed complementation built in for the bull customer. If we utilize quality control and select top-end performance driven cattle to make Maine Angus we will see demand increase. This program

was not designed to replace MaineTainers, in fact all the cattle that will qualify as Maine Angus will also be MaineTainers. The Maine Angus label is a way to get our foot into the bull buyer’s door by using a name he is familiar with and qualifications that are appealing to producers. We are excited about these changes and what they can mean to the future of Maine-Anjou. If you have any questions or thoughts please contact us and we will be glad to help. I would also like to remind you to check out the AMAA Maine Max Bull Test sale that will be online with DV Auctions on March 29, 2017. This is a great set of bulls from some of the top Maine-Anjou programs in the United States. The bulls will be backed by gain and performance records as well as ultrasound data. If you have any questions or we can assist you or your customers in any way please let us know! Best regards, Blake

A Guide to Contemporary Grouping

1. Use group codes on registration application or performance data submission forms to assign calves to contemporary groups.

2. Use the group codes to put a sick or injured calf into a single animal contemporary group if the illness or injury affected the calf’s performance. 3. Take weaning weights and measurements on all calves on the same day (when a majority of the calves are between 160 and 250 days of age), including as many calves in each contemporary group as legitimately possible. 4. Weigh all animals in a group before separating them, especially before

separating show calves or bulls for a test station.

5. If the age spread of calves is greater than 90 days, choose two or more weigh dates, using as few as possible. 6. Have progeny from two or more sires in each contemporary group. 7. When calves are within an appropriate age range for each trait, record yearling weight, height, scrotal circumference, pelvic area, and ultrasound measurements on the same day.

bulls to be accounted for in genetic evaluations and help prevent bias in the predictions.

9. Do not weigh each calf individually as it reaches 205 days of age but rather weigh each calf in a group individually when calves average approximately 205 days of age. 10. Do not include calves receiving special treatment (show, bull test, sale) in the same group with those that did not receive an equal opportunity to perform.

8. If carcass data is to be collected on cull bulls, heifers or steers, report weaning weights on all animals. This data allows selection of replacement females and MARCH/APRIL 2017


Commercial Connection


by Josh Cribbs, commercial development director I hope spring calving season, as well as the ending of winter and beginning of spring find you well! It is definitely a busy time of year, especially when spring bull sales and major livestock shows are added to the mix. I’d like to extend a big thank you to Blake, Lindsey, the office staff and the MaineAnjou community for such a warm welcome into the association. We had an awesome Denver and Fort Worth. The energy surrounding our breed is quite evident. I am extremely excited about the opportunity and challenge that lies ahead of me as the new commercial director and I look forward to hearing from and working with all breeders to help bring the Maines to a stronger recognition in the commercial cattle sector. With my first official business being at the National Western Stock Show – and our annual Bright Lights Bull Sale the center of that time – there is certainly no better way to initially meet breeders. I felt a renewed energy for the Maine-Anjou breed, even from those outside our family. The release of the Maine Angus 8


program and the partnership with the American Angus Association late this past fall was certainly an exciting moment. It was the labeling of a brand that although some of our breeders were already creating, will only strengthen our legitimacy and add a new layer to what we truly have to offer. This leads me to a problem I believe we can tackle for the commercial beef industry. Over the course of the past decade, there has been growing demand for increased carcass weights and quality grade distribution. By implementing these production goals, live weight has also increased. There is a belief that larger framed, later maturing animals tend to be more efficient in feed conversion due to the lengthened growth curve that they possess. Although it’s easy to believe that the large majority of cattle entering the feed yard are large framed, that is not always the case. As beef cattle producers, we know that environment in regards to available forage and climate drive mature cow size – thus creating a vast population of cattle size

that will eventually be sourced, commingled and fed until that majority of the group is believed to have reached an acceptable compositional end point. So what does this mean for Maine-Anjou breeders and what is the breed’s impact on the industry moving forward? In fed cattle, more times than not, groups of cattle are fed to a certain degree of finish so as to increase the amount of cattle that will have a shot at grading. There is a direct relationship with fat composition and increased live weight, hence the want to feed cattle to heavier weights. The figure 1 graph was sourced from an article in Progressive Cattleman and titled Heavier Carcasses Are the Trend, Is It Sustainable? and shows how carcass weights have trended over the years. Some relate heavier carcasses weights to longer days on feed. With a finishing diet, this could be the cause of yield grade 4s and 5s which will lead to deductions on cattle once they reach the rail. Prior to 2000, the industry saw the number of yield grade


4s around two percent and yield grade 5s at less than one percent. By 2013, those numbers grew to ten percent for yield grade 4s and one percent for yield grade 5s. This information can be referenced in the figure 2 graph sourced from Beef Magazine and the article Beef Industry at a Glance; Yield Grade Trend Over Time. As Maine breeders, this information doesn’t change the impact we’ve had on the industry all along. Without question, our cattle can inject natural muscle when it comes to ribeye area, something that will help in the reduction of yield grade 4s and 5s. It’s also important to realize we need to continue to advance the mature size and yearling growth of our cattle. We can certainly help the reduction of carcass issues due to fat composition, but what we need to be careful of is not reducing the final cut out weight. After all pounds equals dollars! As Maine breeders, we must stay focused on staking our claim in the commercial industry, as well as striving to create a product that can/will make a positive impact. The demand for a viable solution

to current industry challenges is there, we just have to bring our product to the table. I look forward to my time with the Maine-Anjou breed and helping to promote this family and the great people that reside in it. Please don’t hesitate to call on me, whether it be to introduce yourself or a request for help. Vision. Vigor. Value. Josh Cribbs The Figure 1 graph is sourced from progressivecattle.com/topics/ management/6901-heavier-carcassesare-the-trend-is-it-sustainable. The Figure 2 graph is sourced from the below article link: beefmagazine.com/beef-quality/ industry-glance-yield-grade-trendover-time.



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ecently, the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) made the decision to switch from our current data entry system to a new system, Digital Beef, Inc. Here is a list of instructions to better help you, the membership, navigate and utilize this new system.

How do I login?


1 To login into the Maine-Anjou Digital Beef registry stystem you will start by clicking on “DIGITAL BEEF/REGISTRATION�. This will bring you to maine-anjou.digitalbeef. com.

2 Under the word LOGIN you will notice two white boxes, (one for user name, one for password) your user name (breeder number) and password will remain the same as the old system. If you do not have a member number, please e-mail Maine@kr.rr.com to set up an account or call the AMAA office at (816) 431-9950.


How do I register an animal? 1 Once logged in, you will click on HERD MGMT and choose the tab labeled CALVES.

2 After you have clicked on the CALVES option, you will be redirected to the following screen and will be able to enter the animal’s information. Once all required fields are completed, you will click the VALIDATE button to check for errors. If there are no errors, you will choose COMMIT TO REGISTRY and will receive your registration number. WHAT ARE THE REQUIRED FIELDS? - Herd Prefix - Flush Date - Tattoo - Dam - Birthday - Sire - Sex - H/P/S - Service Type - Color

- CE (Calving Ease) - Twin Code - Name - Purchaser - Date of Purchase

**NOTE: If the animal you are registering is out of a commercial cow you will need to register the dam first.** MARCH/APRIL 2017 15

How do I add other breed Pedigrees?


1 Other breed pedigrees can be added to the registration of an animal for either the sire or the dam. The fee to add a bull pedigree is $40 and to add a female pedigree is $25. Please send along a copy of the registration paper for each particular animal and include the proper fee. When requesting a pedigree to be added, please use the original registration number for that breed and add the appropriate prefix to that number. **Example AN17145326** Angus – AN Red Angus – AR Belted Galloway – BG Brahman – BR Chianina – CA Charolais – CH Galloway- GA Gelbvieh – GV Hereford – HH Polled Hereford – HP Shorthorn – IS Limousin – LM Lowline – LL Canadian Maine – MA Red Brangus – RB Salers – SA Simmental – SM Polled Shorthorn – SP Scottish Shorthorn – SS Once the pedigree has been added the calf registration will then be completed. 16 MARCH/APRIL 2017

How do I register a cow and then a calf? 1 Once logged in, you will click on HERD MGMT and choose the tab labeled CALVES. NOTE: The cow’s dam or sire may read unregistered, if the animal you are registering was born before Jan. 1, 2014. When registering an animal under these guidelines, please leave the dam field blank. Once you validate and commit to registry and obtain a number on the cow, you may then go back into register calves and enter the calf registration. The dam you just registered should show in your inventory. Steers may read commercial on the sire’s side, but must be out of a 50% or higher dam to register offspring. The dam must always be accounted as a commercial dam or Maine dam to obtain papers. The required percentage to register a steer is 25%.

How do you save your work and come back to it? If you have entered your information and wish to come back to it later be sure to do the following steps: 1. Validate your work to save the entry. 2. If you log out and come back later your previous work can be found by selecting WORK QUEUES and BIRTH RECORDING.


You can now register the commercial dam while you are registering the calf. Click on the “book icon” located next to the dam box, it will then pull up a screen with your complete inventory. Located as the header of that list is the option to enter your commercial dam, click on that and proceed. MARCH/APRIL 2017 17

How do I register a commercial dam or sire?


1 To register a commercial dam or sire in your inventory you will again start at HERD MGMT. You will select the tab for COMMERCIAL. **NOTE: If the animal you’re registering is out of a commercial dam.**

2 You will be redirected to the following screen. You will need to enter the following information in the appropriate boxes: - PHN/TATTOO (Identification number you use for the commercial cow/bull) - NAME (Can be the same as Tattoo) - Sex - Birth Date - Percentages of breeds that make up the dam/sire. (i.e. 50% Simmental 50% Angus) After this information is complete, you will click on CREATE. This animal will now be included in your inventory and can be used when registering. 18 MARCH/APRIL 2017

How do I transfer an animal online? 1

To transfer an animal that has already been registered you will need to do the following steps. Located under WORK QUEUES, select TRANSFER.

2 The following screen will pop up. Your first step will be to select BUYER.




Next you will enter the zip code of the buyer you’re transferring the animal to and select FIND PROFILE. This will prompt a screen that will pull up a listing of everyone with that zip code. You will scroll until you find the name you’re looking for and select.

4 If the buyer does not already have an account you will choose the CLICK TO CREATE A NEW PROFILE and enter their information. After your transfer information is entered, you will select VALIDATE. If there are no errors, an invoice will be created and once that invoice is paid the animal will be transferred. **To pay your invoice you will select the VIEW ACCOUNT tab on the left of your screen. Once you have clicked on the VIEW ACCOUNT tab you will select ACCOUNT to find your invoice. You will click on the invoice and be prompted to a payment screen. NOTE: All transfers must be paid before the transfer information will be released.**

How do I pay for my registration(s)? 1 To pay for your invoice you will select the VIEW ACCOUNT tab or click on the PAY ONLINE NOW button. After clicking the VIEW ACCOUNT tab you will select ACCOUNT. Here you will click on your most current invoice and be prompted to a payment screen. NOTE: All registrations must be paid before the registration paper will be released. 20 MARCH/APRIL 2017

How do I enroll my MAPP inventory? 1 To enroll and update your MAPP inventory you will use the following steps. Located on the left of your screen, underneath HERD MGMT you will see a tab labeled MAPP Inventory. Once this is selected the following screen will be produced.

2 To enroll females in MAPP, you will click on the ASSIGNMENT AGE tab. A screen will pull up with all breedable females in your inventory. Here you can add or cancel females in your inventory. PE - Stands for PASTURE EXPOSED. AI - Stands for Artificial Insemination. The TRASH CAN icon is used for disposing of the animal. If you select the trash can it does not get rid of the animal from your inventory, but simply makes her inactive. If you choose to enroll a female for 2016 you will select the year located to the left of the PREFIX/ TATTOO. **Optional females are any female that is bred prior to being 13 months of age.

3 NOTE: ONLY USE THE COMPLETE YEARLY MAPP PROCESS - ACCESS ALL FOR 2016 UPDATE IF YOU INTEND TO ENROLL YOUR ENTIRE INVENTORY. Once you have selected the animals you wish to be enrolled for the current year an invoice is created and once that invoice is paid in full your information will be updated to your account. **To pay your invoice you will select on the VIEW ACCOUNT tab on the left of your screen. Once you have clicked on the VIEW ACCOUNT tab you will select the ACCOUNT tab to find your invoice. You will click on the invoice and be prompted to a payment screen.


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Preparing Bulls for Breeding Season Preparing Bulls for Breeding Season

Bull sale season is upon us. Identifying the number of bulls necessary for your operation is important to determine the number of bulls to purchase during the sale season. On average there are 24 cows per mature bull and 17 cows per yearling bull in the United States. Utilizing high quality bulls will impact the following calf crop. Development of bulls prior to breeding season should optimize the ability of the bull to cover cows. Breeding Soundness Exam (BSE) The BSE is used to identify subfertile bulls. Pregnancy percentage was five percent greater in bulls which passed a BSE compared to bulls not exposed to a BSE. The BSE will not quantify the libido of the bull, but is used to identify bulls which are not capable of impregnating cows. Reproductive performance of bulls and individual progeny data has 22


been shown to be highly variable in multiple-sire pastures. The BSE consists of a physical exam, reproductive tract evaluation and semen examination. The physical exam consists of evaluating the bull to identify any abnormalities which may hinder the ability of the bull to service. Items evaluated include feet and legs, eyes and general body condition. The scrotum is evaluated to determine circumference and any abnormalities with the testes. Minimal specifications for age and breed of bulls are established to successfully pass the BSE and is positively correlated with sperm production. Semen motility and morphology are evaluated to determine if the bull is able to produce viable sperm to service the cow. Motility is evaluated by collecting a semen sample and placing the sample under a microscope and examining for a progressive direction. The progressive direction is indicative

of the ability of the sperm to travel through the female reproductive tract and fertilize the egg. The morphology of the sperm is evaluated by staining and counting individual sperm identifying abnormalities which qualifies the ability of the sperm to successful fertilize the egg. Minimal standards are established for motility and morphology evaluation to successfully pass the BSE. Any abnormalities detected during the BSE will need to be reevaluated at a later point in time to determine if the bull has recovered or improved before successfully passing the BSE. Nutritional Management Bulls need to be in good enough condition when turned out for the breeding season; however overconditioned bulls may not perform adequately. Breeding bulls should have a body condition score of 6 to 7, based on a 9-point scale, at the beginning of the breeding season.

Over-conditioned bulls at the beginning of the breeding season may not be able to travel as far and service as many cows as bulls in optimal condition at the beginning of the breeding season; however under-conditioned bulls may not have enough energy to perform the necessary activities. Rapid changes in ration may cause ruminal acidosis, systemic illness, and lameness. A gradual transition from the previous ration to the new ration is recommended. Nutritional consultation is important to design diets that are balanced in protein and energy to prevent ruminal upsets and optimize the conformation of the bulls. Vaccination/Parasite Control The general recommendation is to use the same vaccines and parasite control products used in the cow herd. Same vaccination and parasite control programs with the bulls as the cow herd should result in similar immune status. Pyrethrin and Cyfluthrin based insecticides are able to be used on bulls without affecting reproductive parameters. Trichomonas Foetus Testing Trichomonas Foetus is a venereal disease in cattle which causes high abortion risk in pregnant females. The disease is carried from the bull and transmitted to the cow. An important point is that infected bulls are carriers, meaning they exhibit no symptoms. Prevalence of Trichomonas Foetus varies across different geographic regions of the United States. Bulls can be tested to identify positive animals and remove from the

herd. Bulls may need to be tested before shipping to another state depending on state regulations and virgin status of the bull. Different biosecurity strategies are available to reduce the probability of introduction of Trichomonas foetus into your herd including importing only virgin bulls, testing all imported bulls, test and cull positive bulls, culling the entire bull battery during an outbreak, and vaccination. Consultation with a veterinarian familiar with the herd operation is recommended to develop an appropriate biosecurity program. Conclusions Developing and managing bulls plays a critical part in a successful calf crop. Ensuring all bulls are capable of impregnating females prior to the breeding season should result in an increased calf crop resulting in improved profitability for your operation. Consultation with your local veterinarian and nutritionist is recommended to develop an optimal program for bull management. Veterinary Research and Consulting Services, LLC would be available to assist in identifying a local veterinarian or further discussing bull development strategies, and we can be contacted by email at maine@ amaapc.com. References Arteaga, A. 2001. The proportion of beef bulls in western Canada with mature spermiograms at 11 to 15 months of age. Can Vet J. Chenoweth, P.J. 1996. Breed and other effects on reproductive traits and breeding soundness categorization in young beef bulls

in Florida. Theriogenology. Hopkins, F.M. 1997. The new Society for Theriogenology breeding soundness evaluation system. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. King, E.H. 2015. Management of breeding bull batteries. Bovine reproduction. Ondrak, J.D. 2016. Tritrichomonas foetus prevention and control in cattle. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. Palmer, C.W. 2016. Management and breeding soundness of mature bulls. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. Schrag, N. 2016. Yearling bull breeding soundness examination: special considerations. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. Stewart, J. 2016. Long�term effects of pyrethrin and cyfluthrin, a yype II synthetic pyrethroid, insecticide applications on bull reproductive parameters. Reproduction in Domestic Animals. USDA. 2008. Part II: Reference of beef cow-calf management practices in the United States, 2007-08. Van Eenennaam, A.L. 2007. DNA-based paternity analysis and genetic evaluation in a large, commercial cattle ranch setting. J Anim Sci. White, B.J. 2015. Trich CONSULT. trichconsult.org/







GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE GCC MISS BOSTON 5501C2 SIRE: Daddys Money DAM: GCC Miss Whiskey 5066 March 15, 2015 Exhibited by Stewart Skiles, Dalhart, Texas

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE BPF WHISKEY LADY 501C SIRE: Irish Whiskey DAM: MIMMS 4267 March 12, 2015 Exhibited by Mason Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark.






SIRE: GOET I-80 DAM: BOLAN Miss Harmony 533R Feb. 27, 2015 Exhibited by Caitlin Schaub, Wapakoneta, Ohio

SIRE: BK Xikes X59 DAM: BK JFR Zanella 227 March 7, 2015 Exhibited by Becca Moore, Madill, Okla.






SIRE: Daddys Money DAM: GCC Miss Whizard 26/1Y April 3, 2016 Exhibited by Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, Okla., & Landgraf Show Cattle, Madill, Okla.

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER BULL DRIT MCDREAMY SIRE: GCC Last Stand 3000 DAM: DRIT Yanee May 3, 2015 Exhibited by Taylor Dorsey, Eaton, Colo.






SIRE: BPF Beast 513Z DAM: BPF Excitement 102Y April 10, 2015 Exhibited by Mason & Whitney Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark., Gana Farms, Martell, Neb., & Gateway Genetics, Pierce, Neb.

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU BULL GHC DOWNTOWN 488 ET SIRE: All That Matters 109B DAM: GS Miss Sooner 88U March 10, 2016 Exhibited by Grady Carter, Stratford, Okla., & Landgraf Show Cattle., Madill, Okla.






Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 Plum Creek Paradox 161B X SLHT Lady 112Z March 16, 2016 Exhibited by Sara Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa


Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 Daddy’s Money X GCC Miss Whiskey 5066 April 8, 2016 Exhibited by Griswold Cattle, LLC., Stillwater, Okla.


Champion Senior Heifer Calf CCLT Slammin 94Z X TGSC Amaretto 022A Nov. 22, 2015 Exhibited by Abagail Wood, Leavenworth, Kan.



Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf JPV Dexter 421 X RAKC Miss In Dew Time Sept. 15, 2015 Exhibited by Jaxon Carlson, Julesburg, Colo.



Champion Summer Yearling CMAC Morgans Iconic 22A X CMAC Sweet Jara May 5, 2015 Exhibited by Cole Hiser, Milledgeville, Ohio


Reserve Champion Summer Yearling Man Amoung Boys X SBRC Kelli Ann Sharp July 20, 2015 Exhibited by Tristan Monroe, Ada, Okla.





Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 I Deliver X BK3R Whos Playing 9010 Feb. 12, 2016 Exhibited by Ladd Landgraf, Madill, Okla.


Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 BBBN X 483X X TFSC Annabell 613U May 9, 2016 Exhibited by Allee Maronde, York, Neb.


Champion Senior Heifer Calf BBBN X 483X X BK Tempted 7001 Oct. 4, 2015 Exhibited by Chancee Clark, Muldrow, Okla.



Champion Summer Yearling Daddy’s Money X FSJC Campbell Lucky Lady May 16, 2015 Exhibited by Hannah Topmiller, Pleasant Plain, Ohio


Reserve Champion Summer Yearling Irishman X BJAN Ms Suh 27Y May 15, 2015 Exhibited by Abagail Wood, Leavenworth, Kan.




Bull Divisions



Champion Junior Yearling Irish Whiskey X BEF Ms HW 14R April 12, 2015 Exhibited by Kale Watchous, Newton, Kan.


Reserve Champion Junior Yearling LATH Imax 203Z X TLM Miss SS 264Z April 12, 2015 Exhibited by Truline Maines, Richards, Mo.



Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf - Div. 1 Daddy’s Money X ECC Blackbird 081B April 14, 2016 Exhibited by Adelyda Ebersole, Kellerton, Iowa



Reserve Champion Junior Yearling GOET I-80 X 3B Zola 2612Z Jan. 7, 2015 Exhibited by Blayze Bierschwale, Copperas Cove, Texas



GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE GCC MISS BOSTON 5501C2 SIRE: Daddys Money DAM: GCC Miss Whiskey 5066 March 15, 2015 Exhibited by Stewart Skiles, Dalhart, Texas

RESERVE GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE BPF WHISKEY LADY 501C SIRE: Irish Whiskey DAM: MIMMS 4267 March 12, 2015 Exhibited by Mason Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark.




WESTERN SIRE: GOET I-80 DAM: BOLAN Miss Harmony 533R Feb. 27, 2015 Exhibited by Caitlin Schaub, Wapakoneta, Ohio

SIRE: BK Xikes X59 DAM: BK JFR Zanella 227 March 7, 2015 Exhibited by Becca Moore, Madill, Okla.






The three bulls include: GCC Whiskey 6505D, GCC Whiskey 6410D, sired by Irish Whiskey and GCC Broker 6236D ET, sired by Mr. HOC Broker. Averages include: age, 310 days; weight, 1,159 lb.; WDA, 3.04 lb.; REA, 14.47; fat, 0.23; SC, 37.17. CE: 2.67 BW: 1.6 WW: 54.33 YW: 75.3 M: 11.3 M&G: 39 MCE: -1.67


The three bulls include: NAGE Impress 74D, NAGE Impress 37D, NAGE Impress 08D, sired by GVC Lasting Impression. Averages include: age, 350 days; weight, 1,096 lb.; WDA, 3.13 lb.; REA, 14.29; fat, 0.31; SC, 35.83. CE: 9.33 BW: 0.8 WW: 47 YW: 54.3 M: 16.3 M&G: 39 MCE: 3.67






The three bulls include: BPF Infinite Wisdom 2D, BPF End Zone 72D, sired by Comfort Zone and BPF Cowboy 8D ET, sired by DCC Hard Drive 138R. Averages include: age, 332 days; weight, 1,055 lb.; WDA, 3.18 lb.; REA, 13.70; fat, 0.25; SC, 35. CE: 6.50 BW: 2.35 WW: 45 YW: 55 M: 15 M&G: 37 MCE: 0.50

The three bulls include: BOE Epic, BOE Cartel, BOE CEO, sired by BOE Garth. Averages include: age, 317 days; weight, 1,225 lb.; WDA, 3.86 lb.; REA, 17.26; fat, 0.29; SC, 33.83. CE: 6.67 BW: 2.27 WW: 45.33 YW: 56.67 M: 15.33 M&G: 38.67 MCE: -0.67



Sale Gross Break down

Bulls (47 lots) $217,375 Females (15 lots) $47,400 Embryos (1) $600

$265,375 $4,625 avg. $3,160 avg. $600 avg.

High Selling Lots

Bulls Lot 123 - BOE Epic, sold for $26,000 to Buck Cattle Co., Madill, Okla., and is sired by BOE Garth. Lot 117 - BBR Delvin 3D, sold for $17,000 to Paul Burrough, Weatherford, Texas and is sired by BBR Rumor Mill.

Lot 118 - BBR Denver 1D, sold for $10,400 to Mat Vaughan, Maxwell, Iowa, and is sired by BBBN X 483X. Lot 109 - FRDL Wrigley 1D, sold for $10,000 to Frank & Christina Ward, Orland, Calif., and is sired by Daddy’s Money. Lot 145 - BBR FX Dagger 6D, sold for $9,400 to Brad Smith, Estherville, Iowa, and is sired by Daddy’s Money. Lot 124 - BOE Cartel, sold for $8,500 to Kelly Seward, Yuma, Colorado, and is sired by BOE Garth. Heifers Lot 1 - MTF Darling 680, sold for $8,500 to Ladd Landgraf, Madill, Okla., and is sired by BK Xikes X59. Lot 5 - BOE Moscato, sold for $7,500 to Diamond M Cattle, Hiawatha, Kan., and is sired by BOE Garth.

Thank You! The American Maine-Anjou Association would like to extend a very sincere thank you to all of the consignors, bidders and buyers at the 2017 Bright Lights sale. Thank You!



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The American Junior Maine-Anjou Association would like to extend a very sincere THANK YOU to Morton Farms for their donation of MTF Darling, and Landgraf Show Cattle for purchasing Darling! Thank You! MARCH/APRIL 2017


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6/24/2017 - Saturday

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6/25/2017 - Sunday 8 a.m. 8 a.m. 8-9 a.m. 1-5 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 6 p.m.

All cattle must be in place. Cattle check-in begins. Steer weigh-in Quiz Bowl - (junior, intermediate will start) Novice coloring contest. Maine-Anjou advisor/delegate meeing Chianina advisor/delegate meeting Junior Board Mixer/Bean bag tournament

6/26/2017 - Monday

8 a.m. Maine-Anjou & Chianina Queen & Princess interviews. 9:30-12:30 p.m. Team Fitting - (Senior, Int., Junior) 1 p.m. Public Speaking 5 p.m . State lineup & state photos 6 p.m. Opening ceremonies 7 p.m. Opening ceremonies meal

6/27/2017 - Tuesday 8 a.m. 8:30 a.m. 2 p.m. 5 p.m. 6 p.m.

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Livestock Judging Contest Chiangus Futurity Maine-Anjou delegate meeting Chianina delegate meeting Chianina fundraiser auction.

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Chianina steers, bulls & bred and owned Chianina & Chiangus, owned Chiangus Maine-Anjou steers, MaineTainer bulls, Maine-Anjou bulls, Fullbloods, bred & owned Maine-Anjou & MaineTainers Awards banquet.

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Owned MaineTainers followed by owned Maine-Anjou females Owned Chianina

6/28/2017 - Wednesday

6/29/2017 - Thursday

6/30/2017 - Friday




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Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female MTF COLD CHILLS 501

March 7, 2015 Sire: BK Xikes X59 Dam: BK JFR Zanella 227 Exhibited by Becca Moore, Madill, Okla.


Jerome Settles, Nebraska

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female LADD CRAFTY

March 2, 2015 Sire: Predator 19U Dam: DJC Yolo 103 Exhibited by Taylor Dorsey, Eaton, Colo.




Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 DRIT DIVA

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 CMCC DRIVE ON DRIVER 613 ET

Champion Junio Heifer Calf - Div. 2 CMCC DREAM GIRL 602ET




Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 CMCC DANNA 618 ET

Champion Senior Heifer Calf CMCC CAN’T TELL 5009

Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf CMCC CRAZY EYES 5018

May 7, 2016 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: BLSC Arabella A312 Exhibited by Taylor Dorsey, Eaton, Colo.

Feb. 15, 2016 Sire: Daddy’s Money Dam: BK Ranna 5030 Exhibited by Tristan Monroe, Ada, Okla.

March 20, 2016 Sire: BBBN X 483X Dam: CMCC Yuppie 104 Exhibited by Ace McHatton, Madill, Okla.

Nov. 2, 2015 Sire: BK Unlimited Power 472 Dam: BCB Time Will Tell 7000 Exhibited by Ladd Landgraf, Madill, Okla.

Feb. 12, 2016 Sire: I Deliver Dam: BK3R Whos Playing 9010 Exhibited by Ladd Landgraf, Madill, Okla.

Sept. 12, 2015 Sire: BK Xikes X59 Dam: BK Whiz Kid 923 Exhibited by Devin Morton, Stratford, Okla.


Champion Summer Yearling JJRC SHEILA 91C

May 6, 2015 Sire: LFCC March Madness Dam: BPF Princess 645Z Exhibited by Automn Cato, Webbers Falls, Okla.

Champion Senior Yearling EAM LADY CORALINE

Nov. 1, 2013 Sire: Bojo Dam: BNWZ Rachel 415W Exhibited by Emilee Munchrath, Gober, Texas




Fort Worth, Texas

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull BPF BEASTIE BOY 42C

April 10, 2015 Sire: BPF Beast 513Z Dam: BPF Excitement 102Y Exhibited by Whitney & Mason Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark., Gana Farms, Martell, Neb. & Gateway Genetics, Pierce, Neb.

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull GHC DOWNTOWN 488 ET

March 10, 2016 Sire: All That Matters 109B Dam: GS Miss Sooner 88U Exhibited by Grady & Hudson Carter, Stratford, Okla., & Ladd Landgraf, Madill, Okla.





Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf BBR DELVIN 3D

April 22, 2016 Sire: BBR Rumor Mill Dam: BBR Ms 1104Y Exhibited by Blind Badger Ranch, Fort Morgan, Colo.

Reserve Champion Junior Bull BBBC CRITTER

Jan. 7, 2015 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: 3B Zola 2612Z Exhibited by Blayze Bierschwale, Copperas Cove, Texas

Premier Breeder Moore Cattle Co., Madill, Okla.

Premier Exhibitor Taylor Dorsey, Eaton, Colo.

Group Classes

Breeders Group & Get of Sire Smoky Maines, Galesburg, N.D. Best Four Head Mc Culloch Cattle Co., Maxwell, Texas

JuniorHeifers Grand Champion Junior Maine-Anjou Female BPC JERIANN 49C May 5, 2015 Sire: GOET I-80 Dam: Morgan 118Y of TH Exhibited by Katrina Swope, Anahuac, Texas

Reserve Grand Champion Junior Maine-Anjou Female JSUL ERICA’S MONEY 6480D June 2, 2016 Sire: Daddy’s Money Dam: KS Erica 36T Exhibited by Macie Mc Collum, Bellevue, Texas




Fort Worth, Texas

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female WLK MERCEDES GIRL

May 9, 2015 Sire: Monopoly Dam: BPF Mercedes 129U Exhibited by Kendon Mcalister, Green Forest, Ark.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female RRRC BRANDY 9D

March 3, 2016 Sire: DDA Ignition 1417 Dam: RRRC Brandy 91W Exhibited by Rachael Carlson, Plattsburg, Mo.





Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 HEIN SUNFLOWER 316D March 16, 2016 Sire: Dual Threat Dam: LWSF Monopoly 6Y Exhibited by David Smith, Boulder, Colo.

Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf DRCC MISS CRYSTAL CLEAR ET Nov. 15, 2015 Sire: Solid Gold Dam: DRCC Pink Pinkalicious Exhibited by Jace Prough, Altus, Okla.

Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 CMCC DYNAMIC 623

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 HDLY DADDY’S GIRL 602D



Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf CMCC CROWD PLEASER 5006

Reserve Champion Summer Yearling KSRP 62

Feb. 18, 2016 Sire: Silveiras Style Dam: BK Time Machine 7110 Exhibited by Grady Carter, Stratford, Okla.

Oct. 2, 2015 Sire: Daddy’s Money Dam: BK Renegade 5010 Exhibited by Blaklee Hayes, Ada, Okla.

Jan. 12, 2016 Sire: Daddy’s Money Dam: Hadley’s Whiskey Girl Exhibited by Hadley Dunklau, Wayne, Neb.

July 20, 2015 Sire: Man Among Boys Dam: Kelli Ann Sharp Exhibited by Tristan Monroe, Ada, Okla.


Champion Junior Yearling BPF MISS CANDY 01C

April 16, 2015 Sire: Eye Candy Dam: BPF Princess 036Z Exhibited by Kendra Elder, Blum, Texas

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling BPF WHISKEY LADY 501C

March 12, 2015 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: MIMMS 4267 Exhibited by Mason Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark.




Fort Worth, Texas

Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull KW THE GAME 14CET

April 4, 2015 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: BEF Ms HW 14R Exhibited by Kale Watchous, Newton, Kan.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull DRIT MCDREAMY

May 3, 2016 Sire: GCC Last Stand 3000 Dam: DRIT YANEE Exhibited by Taylor Dorsey, Eaton, Colo.




April 26, 2015 Sire: FRT Fire Cracker Dam: Cornerstone Kambray Exhibited by James Fort, Madill, Okla., & 4J Family Partnership, Allen, Texas


Grand Champion Fullblood Bull

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Bull MCCH Q&A

July 13, 2014 Sire: MCCH Conqueror Dam: MCCH Queen Esther Exhibited by Mc Culloch Cattle Co., Maxwell, Texas




Fort Worth, Texas

Grand Champion Fullblood Female FCF CANDY KISSES 644D

April 18, 2016 Sire: FCF Red Hawk Dam: JJN Miss 11B Exhibited by Catelyn Walker, Prairie Grove, Ark.

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Female DOXA MISS 955D

Jan. 18, 2016 Sire: DSMA Quigley Dam: MROA Miss Morris 955W Exhibited by Hudson Carter, Stratford, Okla.



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online registering

In order to register online you must have a member number and password. If you have forgotten your login information or need access to Digital Beef, please contact AMAA staff via e-mail or by phone. Registrations are completed and mailed in the order they are received. If you wish to place a rush on your registration work you must contact the AMAA to request a rush or Fed Ex.

Helpful tips when registering

To avoid delays in your registration work during our busy season, please follow the tips below: Double check that all blanks and information are correct and complete before mailing or submitting online. Things most commonly missed are: o Missing herd prefix and herd ID o Birthdates o Date of sale o Name of animal o Payment Make sure the person that is registering owns the dam with exception of ET calves. If ET, make sure the donor dam has been DNA, PHA & TH typed and that we have the results on file. When registering please know that when validate is selected to check your registration for errors it is sent to AMAA staff as well. If you do not wish to register the animal you are entering please make sure to let us know, otherwise the work will be completed and charged for. If you are checking on work please e-mail us at maine@kc.rr.com. When calling or e-mailing please have the name and breeder number of the person submitting the work. When registering annual active dams for performance only animals please submit them online if you have the capabilities. This will help the registrar processing tremendously. Rush work is processed ahead of regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail so please do not procrastinate to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers that they are purchasing from a reputable business person. As always, we appreciate you and your business and want to make sure that the registration process runs as smooth as possible. Thank you in advance for your extra time in making sure all work is correct, complete and received in a timely manner.



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Staff M. Blake Nelson, executive vice president Marcena Fulton, registrar Lindsey Broek, Voice editor/director of youth, communications and shows Rhonda Boddicker, administrative assistant Robin Marston, office assistant Tammy Seevers, office assistant Donna Grame, office assistant Executive Committee: Brett Carter, president Jim Hett, 1st vice president Jirl Buck, 2nd vice president Alicia Rigdon, secretary/treasurer Dennis Moore, director at-large Region I Troy Jones - (419) 230-8675 P.O. Box 35 - Harrod, OH 45850 Dennis Moore - (618) 410-3325 30992 State Hwy. 16 - Jerseyville, IL 62052 Cliff Randall - (318) 719-0560 5563 Hwy. 129 - Monterey, LA 71354 Eric Walker - (479) 601-3567 14844 Walker Rd. - Prairie Grove, AR 72753 Region II Hardy O’Hara - (406) 899-6903 Box 991 - Fort Benton, MT 59442 Alicia Rigdon - (417) 540-3986 19591 187th Ave. - New London, IA 52645 Landon Nagel - (605) 464-1197 41008 312th St. - Springfield, SD 57062 Marty Van Vliet - (641) 780-0631 372 90th Ave. - Otley, IA 50214 Region III Leon Matlock - (641) 628-9639 25118 C.R. 1380 - Anadarko, OK 73005 Brett Carter - (918) 914-3085 12594 N. C.R. 3340 - Stratford, OK 74872 Jirl Buck- (580) 795-4865 18478 Cattle Dr. - Madill, OK 73446 Jim Hett - (303) 435-1271 P.O. Box 175 - Roggen, CO 80652 At-Large Cody Tebbenkamp - (660) 641-2671 23 N. Cedar Lake Dr. W Apt. 205 - Columbia, MO 65203 Jim Opperman - (712) 210-6013 10493 290th St. - Manning, IA 51455 Steve Robinson - (301) 854-0547 2651 N. Harwood St. Ste. 200 - Dallas, TX 75201

Registrations for upcoming shows

It is now time to register show animals for fall and winter shows. Please keep in mind during the fall and winter show season you will need to allow at least two to three weeks for turn-around on registrations and transfers sent in to our office. If a paper is needed within that time, a rush fee ($50 per eight head) will be required before the work will be completed.


If you are selling an animal, we ask that you register and transfer the animal in a timely manner to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers they are purchasing from a reputable business person. Rushes will be done in the order received; a rush fee is currently $50 (covers eight head). If rush work is faxed, it will be considered a rush unless otherwise specified. It is the breeder’s responsibility to give us a follow-up phone call to make sure the work is legible and to cover all fees. It is not our office staff ’s responsibility to call breeders that fax in registration work. No work will be released until payment is complete. Rush work is processed ahead of the regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail within one to two business days. We will do our best to complete rush work that is received in our office by 2 p.m. (Monday – Friday). There is no same-day turnaround. If requiring a registration number only, it will still be considered a rush as we still have to process the work to obtain the number. If you need to have registrations sent out by overnight delivery, there is an additional fee (in addition to the rush fee) for sending overnight. We normally use Federal Express (Fed Ex)

and the charges are based on Fed Ex fees at that given time. Again, let us emphasize, it is your responsibility to contact our office to make arrangements for overnight delivery so that we have the correct shipping address and payment before sending. Fed Ex WILL NOT deliver to a post office box. A rush will be picked up by Fed Ex the next business day for delivery the following day. For big weekend events, such as state expos, we reserve the right to require work to be in our office no later than 2 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to that weekend’s show. Please plan ahead. If a paper is needed within two weeks, a rush will be required at this time of year.


not tested, we do require that the ET(s) have the tests done, in the absence of the donor’s records. The DNA, TH and PHA testing can be done at GeneSeek. A submission form is found on our Web site, maine-anjou.org. Maine-Anjou samples are put into testing at GeneSeek on Wednesdays, please plan accordingly when submitting. DNA results will be back in the AMAA office late the next week after the testing begins; TH and PHA results will be in our office two weeks later, usually on a Thursday. We would like to start sending the test results by e-mail only, please make sure we have an upto-date e-mail address for you, if applicable.

new self billing worksheet

Tattoo year letter for 2016: d

Please dispose of any old selfbilling worksheets and registration forms you may have to avoid work being held for price differences.

Tattoo year letter for 2017: e

new members

Tattoo year letter for 2015: C

Tattoo year letter for 2018: f QUESTIONS ON REGISTERING Please read through the information found on our homepage at maine-anjou.org under “Member Information.”

dna, th and pha requirements

Prior to registering any ET calves, all donor dams (including commercial or non-registered dams) must have DNA, TH and PHA on file in our office. Also, all AI sires are required to have the same on file. Therefore, our office will hold any ET registrations submitted out of dams without testing on file as well as all registrations out of AI sires that do not have complete testing on file. If the donor dam is deceased and

All new members must choose a program when submitting a new membership. The two programs that are offered are MAPP and Breeders Choice. You may read about these two programs by visiting maine-anjou.org and clicking on “Member Information” and then choose the “MAPP or Breeders Choice” option. If a membership is submitted without choosing a program, the new member will be placed in the Breeders Choice program.

Foundation animals

Non-registered bulls and females must be entered as a foundation animal prior to MaineTainer progeny being registered. All current “P” (performance only) cattle will be grand-fathered into the program. If the sire is an AI sire and registered at another MARCH/APRIL 2017



breed association, the pedigree and testing must be on file with the AMAA. The charge to add a sire pedigree will be a one-time charge of $40. If the AMAA finds that the pedigree has already been paid for by another breeder, the $40 charge will not be applied. Dams registered at another breed association may also be added for a one-time charge of $25. See the new self-billing sheet for foundation fees.

bull calf registration

If registering a bull calf born after Jan. 1, 2014, it must be TH/PHA free by parentage or have testing completed prior to registering and on file with the AMAA. Carriers will no longer be registered, but may be entered as a foundation animal. If registrations are submitted before testing has been completed, the animal will not be registered. Instead, the animal will be given a performance number at a nonrefundable penalty charge of $10. Once the animal has been tested the registration may be completed at the regular rate. Please plan accordingly as testing can take up to three weeks.

ONLINE transfers

Registered animals with certificates are now able to be transferred online but must be completed by the current owner by logging into his/her online account to complete the transfer. If the buyer is responsible for the transfer fees, the seller must indicate this in the comment line, otherwise the seller will be charged the transfer fees. Remember, anytime you transfer an animal your dues must be paid unless the animal being transferred is the last animal in your inventory. You will be able to see your current inventory when 52


logging in to your account online.

online registration discounts

A 10 percent discount on registration fees will be given to all active members registering online (discount does not apply to annual dues, new memberships, MAPP fees or foundation animals). If you have not created an online account, you may do so by visiting maine-anjou.org, select the green tab that says “Login”, select “Create Account”, enter your current breeder number, enter your e-mail address, verify your e-mail address and enter a password of your choice. You will then be automatically logged in to your account. You may view your current inventory, cancelled animals you no longer have, register and transfer animals and enroll your MAPP online if you are a current MAPP member.

Purchase registration blocks

You may purchase registration blocks of 15, 25, 50, 75 and 100 at a discounted rate. These blocks are prepaid registrations and may only be used for animals under 13 months of age. Any unused blocks expire December 31 of each year. See the new self-billing worksheet for pricing. Multiple discounts will not be allowed. If you register online, the block discount (the greater discount) will be applied at checkout.


MAPP inventories are now past due. Any inventories that were not returned by the due date will be billed for all active dams. No invoice adjustments will be made and the balance owed will be due within 60 days. If you no longer wish to be in the MAPP program, please contact Donna Grame at 816-431-9950

ext. 303. If you are unsure what program you are in, please log into your online account. The program should be listed in your profile.

2017 dues

If dues are paid using the website option please know that this is not connected to your Digital Beef account and takes 24 to 48 hours to post to your account. If you need to register and pay dues please log into your Digital Beef account and renew from there to avoid overpaying.

other amaa updates

The AMAA recently switched to a new credit card system so any credit cards on file will no longer be assessable.Please make sure to always check out online or contact AMAA to place a new credit card on file. Checking out online does not place your card on file. You must contact us with the card number if you wish for us to use your credit card for future work. After registering click on the “View Account” tab on the left side tool bar. You will see your total and an option to pay on the right side of your screen.


GVC Twitter has been tested and confirmed as a carry of Congenital Contractural Arachnodactly (CA) Congenital contractural arachnodactyly (CA) is a non-lethal autosomal recessive genetic disorder in cattle. An autosomal recessive defect is a disease caused by the presence of two recessive mutant genes on an autosome.

AmericAn Junior mAine-AnJou AssociAtion

• Ladd Landgraf, President - Region 3 17093 Coleman Rd. Madill, OK 73446 Ladd.Landgraf33@gmail.com • Hannah Topmiller, Vice President - Region 1 9111 S.R. 28 Pleasant Plain, Ohio (513) 877-3603 htopmiller@yahoo.com • Kaylee Miller, Secretary/Treasurer - Region 2 18451 G76 Hwy. Lacona, IA 50139 (641) 534-3002 kayleemiller95@gmail.com

Region 1

• Taylor Dorsey 35291 C.R. 41 Eaton, CO 80615 (970) 397-0356 Taylor.dorsey@icloud.com

Region 2

• Stephanie Kersten 15010 S. 200th Circle Gretna, NE 68028 (402) 957-0087 Srkersten@gmail.com

Region 3

• Reighly Blakley P.O. Box 465 Oologah, OK 74053 reighlylou10@gmail.com


• Hunter Randall 5563 Highway 129 Monterey, LA 71354 (318) 715-2918 Hdr005@latech.edu • Kassi Rice 21621 280th St. Parkersburg, IA 50665 (319) 939-7476 Kmr131998@gmail.com

by Adelyda Ebersole Queen We started off the year with a bang and the National Western Stock Show in Denver. There we sold the donation heifer for $8,500 to Ladd Landgraf. We would like to thank Morton Farms and all who were involved with the donation heifer. Junior board members that attended the National Western Stock Show included Ladd Landgraf, Hannah Topmiller, Taylor Dorsey, Kaylee Miller, Reighly Blakley, Stephanie Kersten and Kassi Rice. Royalty in attendance was myself and Morayah Cupp. Junior board members in attendance at Fort Worth included Ladd Landgraf, Taylor Dorsey and Reighly Blakley. I also attended, along with Parker Garrett. We look forward to junior national, which will be held in Hutchinson, Kan. Junior national will be June 23-30 and our theme this year is ‘There’s No Place Like Hutch!’

mAine-AnJou roYALtY

• Queen

Adelyda Ebersole, Iowa

• Princess

Morayah Cupp, Nebraska Parker Garrett, Oklahoma






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Calving and Post Calving Nurtition Article submitted by Anipro/Xtraformance Feeds. Anipro/Xtraformance Feeds has been providing high quality supplementation in multiple forms, professionally serviced by our sales staff and dealers for 24 years. In my previous article, I discussed that during a 12-month period, there are specific physiological stages a cow progresses through and certain opportunities, challenges and goals we need her to navigate, to ensure we optimize our productivity, which simply stated is to produce a weaned calf every year. This issue we will specifically discuss the calving/post-calving period. This time frame is approximately 90-100 days in length and the single most important objective is for the cow to give birth to a live and healthy calf. There are many things to consider in advance of this period, but this calf is our revenue from this cow for this year. Our feeding program needs to be at its best during this period as the 56


cow’s nutrition requirements are at their highest due to lactation. Additionally, it is one of our major goals that this feed program be strong enough to sustain peak lactation as long as possible. In beef cows this is normally 75-90 days. A final challenge during this period is to recondition the reproductive tract for breed back. All elements of the feed and supplementation program (protein, energy, minerals and vitamins) must be in the right amounts and proportions to ensure optimum nutrition during this critical stage. If nutrition requirements are not met, lactation will be reduced, colostrum quality may be lower resulting in a compromised immune system in the calf, and additionally, the cow may fail or

be delayed in breeding leading to offspring which could be restricted in meeting their genetic potential. Nutrient partitioning is a concept in cattle best described as priority of nutrient utilization. Sixty percent of a cow’s daily intake goes to maintenance – the ability to walk, “talk” and breathe. Once this physiological condition is met, nutrients are allocated to weight gain and body condition development. Only after these three “buckets” are nutritionally filled, can the cow lactate to successfully grow a calf and finally fill the fifth bucket, which is reproduction. Protein’s contribution to meeting requirements and satisfying these physiological functions is what drives the animal. Good quality

forage (hay or grass) in required quantity is what feeds the rumen microbes to increase digestibility and utilization. Supplemental nitrogen is also required when these standing or harvested forages have a protein of less than 7%, to ensure rate of passage of feed through the rumen is quick enough to allow 2-3% body weight intake. Energy is the single most frequent limiting nutrient in winter range cow diets. Forage TDN is typically low and the animal’s thermo-normal status is constantly challenged by the variations in temperature and moisture during the season. It has been reported that energy requirements can increase by 1% when ambient temperature departs one degree from thermo-normal and 2% if the temperature change is combined with moisture (high humidity, rain, or snow). Therefore, the need for supplemental energy, consistent with a forage-based diet, is critical. Finding energy supplements which stimulate cellulose digesting microbes versus starch digesting microbes in the rumen, is important to ensure efficient utilization of the energy found in an animal’s primary feed source. Once these nutrient categories have been met, focus should move to ensuring proper mineral levels, forms and ratios. A forage analysis is an inexpensive way to determine the specific minerals needed to compliment the levels

either in, or missing from the feed. Additionally, forage samples can identify potential antagonists such as iron and sulfur to phosphorous, copper and zinc and molybdenum to copper. If these, or any number of other antagonists are found, consideration should be given to incorporating chelated (organic) trace minerals in the supplement. When looking at minerals in a forage or supplement, it can be difficult to understand exactly what is needed. Following is a brief discussion of the most critical nutrients during the Calving/ Post-Calving Period. Phosphorous’ role in protein and energy metabolism and fiber digestion is well documented and makes it a critical nutrient during this stage of gestation as we are typically feeding forages high in fiber and low in digestibility. It should be pointed out that phosphorous is a primary driver of mineral cost and therefore is often included at lower than necessary levels, so that the cost of the supplement is reduced. However, during lactation and leading up to breeding, a 1400 lb. cow requires approximately 27 grams of phosphorous and while harvested forages, other than alfalfa, can deliver some of this, a mineral supplement of 7-10% phosphorous or liquid supplement of 2-2.5% phosphorous should be considered. Cheating a cow on this important macro-mineral can have far reaching consequences

concerning forage utilization, cleaning and breedback. On the trace mineral side, four elements are key: Copper, Zinc, Manganese and Selenium. While important for the cow, they are also very important for the bulls and the newborn calf. Ovulation and return to estrous are influenced by copper, manganese and selenium as they assist in repairing the reproductive tract for rebreeding. Zinc, Manganese and Selenium are required for proper sperm production and motility, as well as libido in the bull battery. Finally, colostrum quality, calf vigor and survivability are major functions of all four of these vital trace minerals. Other macro-minerals such as Calcium, Potassium and Magnesium and the trace minerals Cobalt and Iodine are critical to ensuring the animal, whether it be the cow, bull or calf, can achieve their optimum genetic potential. In today’s beef industry, we just don’t have the luxury of making a mistake. Unlike the poultry and hog industries, we get one progeny per year in the beef cattle business and it is incumbent on us to ensure our cost decisions are properly balanced with our production goals to optimize performance and profitability during this phase when we can affect this year’s revenue generator as well as ensuring successful breedback for next season’s calf. MARCH/APRIL 2017


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AMAA MAINE MAX PERFORMANCE TESTED BULL SALE March 29-30 on DV Auctions The bulls have been developed at the Kansas Bull Development center in Wamego, Kan. Bulls will have complete: - EPDs - Test data - Ultrasound measurements - Breeding soundness information

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MAINE-ANGUS The American Maine-Anjou Association Board of Director’s announces new program, Maine-Angus.

The Maine-Angus program is an initiative created by the American MaineAnjou Association (AMAA) to showcase the complementation of Maine-Anjou genetics when crossed with Angus cattle. This program will reveal Maine-Anjou’s ability to enhance feed efficiency and red meat yield when placed on British based genetics. This program should provide seedstock that will increase production and carcass yield through heterosis. The name Maine-Angus is both strong and informative by stating exactly what breeds are present in said animal. The standard of both parents being registered at the AMAA, American Angus Association (AAA) or Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) will provide validated lineage and genetic information along with valuable EPDs. Through a partnership with the AAA



our Epds will be updated with the latest genetic evaluation by the AAA which will provide the breeders and customers the best genetic prediction available. This program is focused on producing quality registered offspring that will aid in the incorporation of Maine genetics into the mainstream of the USA beef sector. Program Standards • Maine-Angus refers to cattle with the following characteristics: 1) The animal will have between 3/8 Maine-Anjou to 5/8 MaineAnjou blood and have between 1/4 registered Angus to 5/8 registered Angus and/or registered Red Angus blood. Qualifying cattle can have no more than 1/8 of non-registered blood or other breeds.

• A registered Maine-Angus bull must be proven free of genetic defects PHA and TH. Depending on the Maine-Angus bull’s genetic makeup, the individual must also be proven free of known Angus lethal genetic defects (Ex. AM and NH) and/or known lethal Red Angus genetics defects (Ex. AM,NH, and OS) whether identified by pedigree or test. • A registered Maine-Angus female must be proven free of PHA and TH, whether identified by pedigree or test. ** Please refer to the AMAA upgrading chart for % purposes.**

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May/June/July - Herd Reference

Want to be a part of one of the largest Voice issues of the year? The 2017 May/June/July Voice deadline is quickly approaching. Call or e-mail Lindsey to place your ad today! This issue will be available at Junior National & State Fairs across the country! Deadline is April 1

Phone: 816-858-9954 E-mail: Lindsey@amaapc.com





For semen contact Owners or Cattle Visions Team T-Bone - Owner Tyler Loudon Creston, Iowa

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MARGIN BFJV MARGIN D9040 ET sire: IRISH WHISKEY dam: Moore’s Fantasia AMAA Reg. # 471187 ASA Reg. # 3157569 - 3/8 Maine 1/2 Simmental - TH & PHA Free BW: 83 - 205 Day Weight: 990 - Yearling Weight: 1,480 CE: 0 BW: 3.5 WW: 59 YW: 81 M:10 M&G: 40 MCE: -1


Where Maternal Meets Performance



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