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National Champion Red Angus Heifer and Supreme Champion 2015 NILE Congratulations LeDoux Family & Rolling HIlls Simmentals
Reserve Grand Champion Red Angus Jr Nationals, 5th overall Kansas Classic, many time champion Red. Congratulations to the Gilliam, Trauernicht, and Ridder Families.
2016 Simmental Junior National Champion Percentage Female Many time Champion % Simmental & Supreme Heifer Congratulations Nikkel & Evans Families
Rockstar - â€œProgeny Will Sellâ€?
Supreme Champion Both Rings Kansas AGR 8 Times Shown - 7 time Supreme or Reserve Supreme Congratulations Nikkel, Walker, and Walthal Families We are excited for her progeny here in the future Sired by Big Deal
Supreme Female and CH Charolais 2015 Kansas State Fair Supreme Sr. Female 2015 Kansas Beef Expo Congratulations Hodges & Evans Families
2016 Colorado State Fair Grand Champion Steer Congratulations Frye Family & Goertzen
2017 Fourth Overall Kansas State Fair Steer Congratulations Werth Family and Dan Sullivan
Supreme Female Tenn. Agribition Champion % Simmental Congratulations Meier Family Sired by Big Deal
2015 AJSA National Grand Champion Steer 2 time National Champion Simmental Steers Shown by Blair Vohs! Thanks and Congratulations Vohs Family & Goertzen
Supreme Heifer Iowa Shootout. Reserve Supreme Heifer All Iowa Showdown where Makayla Houck was also Champion Show person! Congratulations to her and the Stalcup Family! Sire JSAR Territory (High selling Angus Bull two years ago by Titan)
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HEADQUARTERS BLAKE NELSON
COMMERCIAL CONNECTION JOSH CRIBBS
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LINDSEY BROEK, EDITOR/DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
Bronze Maine Anjou Junior Nationals
Lot 42, 2017 Classic Supreme Champion Ohio State Fair
Lot 7 2017 Classic Champion Charolais Kansas State Fair
Lot 54 2017 Classic
Supreme Champion Junior Show Tulsa State Fair
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The CLASSIC has became the sale to attend when purchasing quality genetics. Donor cows have walked out of our pens and into yours in programs across the NATION. No matter the sector of the industry we have the maternal genetics that are proven to work. This is the year you canâ€™t afford to miss. . . . 800 head will walk through the sale ring in Stillwater, Oklahoma, December 14th & 15th. Make your tickets a day earlier, and get your rooms now, its Graduation weekend in Stillwater. From elite show heifers hand picked from our program to donors that have proved profitable time and again, and an awesome set of cows carrying the service of our hottest sires, we guarantee there will be something for everyone. Give us a call, book your tickets, and talk to Santa Clause because your wish list is just fixing to grow a whole lot longer.
John Griswold: 405-780-3300 Greg Griswold: 405-780-0100
Josh Taylor: 918-605-5139 Craig Sand: 405-564-4319
Lot 19 2017 Classic Champion Junior Show Iowa St Fair
Lot 51 2017 Classic Bronze Medallion OYE
Classic Griswold Cattle
Lot 3 2017 Classic Supreme Champion Tulsa St. Fair
John Griswold: 405-780-3300
Lot 3 2016Greg Classic Griswold: 405-780-0100
Dam of Grand Champion Steer, Iowa State Fair soldNOVEMBER/DECEMBER in the 2015 Classic 2018
Legacy one Fullblood Maine-Anjou
Carrying on the
Generation at a time.
Better Boned. Better Growth. Better Performance.
Yorktown, TX 210.573.9930 hwmcelroyranch.com NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
TESTED - TRUSTED - PROVEN
Performance cattle based off of Performance Pedigrees and Performance EPDs.
DAM: TLM Miss SS 264Z Dam of TLM Depth Charge Her first 3 calves have all been TLM Herd Sires! - TLM Bullet Proof - TLM Empire - TLM Depth Charge All three bulls are currently being used in our program and Miss SS 264Z is one of our leading donor females.
SIRE: TLM Progress 341A Pictured in his working clothes. Progress was all the 2014 Reserve Grand Champion Bull at the Missouri State Fair
TLM DEPTH CHARGE
SIRE: TLM Progress 341A DAM: TLM Miss SS 264Z DOB: May 1, 2016 Reg. # 471595 • Purebred Maine-Anjou • Polled • Black • TH/PHA Free BW: 90 lbs. Adj. WW 713 lbs. EPDS: CED 8 BW 1.2 WW 49 YW 60 M 24 M&G 49 MCE 1
TLM Depth Charge is our newest herd sire with function, correctness & stoutness!
PRIVATE TREATY FALL SALE NOVEMBER 23 & 24
Be watching our website for updated photos and details. Selling bulls, bred & open heifers!
**In the 2017 National Maine-Anjou Bull Test 6 out of the top 11 gaining bulls were sired by Truline Maine herd sires!**
Everett - Steve - Mike Forkner
9282 E. Indian Line Rd. • Richards, MO 64778 • (417) 484-3306 • (877) 489-0570 • (417) 549-0666 www.trulinemaines.com • email@example.com
Headquarters Holiday Greetings, I hope that all of you have survived the floods of 2018 and are settled in for the winter. This fall sale season has revealed a strong demand for both high Maine-Anjou genetics as well as an increase of Maine Angus cattle being marketed. The interest for quality cattle is very strong in all phases of the cattle industry. Our fall shows have been well attended and the cattle have been extremely impressive! You as breeders have brought these cattle full circle in what they can offer the beef industry. Selection pressure, calving ease and quality grade have created a deficit in some key traits to beef production. Fortunately MaineAnjou is strong in the weak areas.
M. Blake Nelson, Executive Vice President
So Why Maine-Anjou? Remember our key selling points: - Feed Efficiency - Red Meat Enhancement/Muscle - Calm Disposition - Moderate Mature Size - Black Hided These are just some of the major traits that we can help cattle herds with. I believe that we have made, and currently are making, a lot of steps in the right direction to enhance the brand of MaineAnjou. Our opinion of the cattle can only carry so much weight with most of todayâ€™s cattlemen.
We need to have quality third party information and scientific proof to market our product to commercial producers. The Maine Max Bull Test, the new AGI genetic evaluation and you as breeders sending in every weight or measurement that you can will help us tell our story. Our MAPP (Maine-Anjou Performance Program) is a vital part in your reporting of data and our primary source of information to build EPDs, so please consider including your herd in this progressive program (No herd is too small, your data has value!). I think having this type of information in black and white will help our selling points and improve our credibility. As Maine-Anjou enthusiasts we understand what our cattle can provide and we have to take every chance to educate cattlemen about the Maine-Anjou of today! I would like to remind all of you about the great sales that will be taking place at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. On January 19, 2019, the Bright Lights sale is full of tremendous herd sire prospects and a select group of females. Please check these out and if you need a catalog or assistance, give us a call. Thank you for a great year at AMAA and we wish for all of you to have a happy and blessed Christmas and New Year!
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M I SS A B B Y WO O D & D M C C D E ST I N Y 2 2 D
Sunday, November 25th AT THE RANCH, HIAWATHA, KANSAS
MaineTainer DMCC Ironman X PB Maine MaineTainer DMCC Combat (Unstoppable) X Who Made Who Grandaughter
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Call to request a catalog today Marketing Manager Kevin Mears 937-533-0169
Josh Cribbs, Commercial Development Director Forecasting the market and its trends is always a challenging issue. It would seem we are entering a time that will be driven by many factors, it will certainly take some creative thinking on the side of beef producers, not only to survive, but also to protect the already shrinking margin due to increase input costs and shortage of resources. According to BEEF® Magazine, heifer retention the past two years will have a significant impact on placement of feeder calves in the yard and a flood of the market. As always with an increase in supply, demand will NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
Commercial Connection lower and in turn drive feeder calf prices downward. Although the market has held strong in some regions of the US, we certainly cannot get to comfortable due to such high re-population rates of females. Increased input volatility and extreme weather impact over the last year certainly are causes for concern. We are sitting in a place where staying focused on a breeding strategy is extremely important. So, for seedstock producers, what does that mean? First off, seedstock breeders – like commercial producers – are trying to drive income and build some solidity into their margins. If you raise or feed Maine cattle, you are in a place that is much better than most; the reasons why are enough to drive interest in the breed. Over the last two years, we have been able to secure data on fed progeny that lend to significant things that help with income. The first is that Maine sired cattle have tremendous feed-togain data that can be labeled as more efficient that most cattle in the yard. The reason that we see those significant numbers is because of the muscle we can lay on carcasses at a level that is unmatched in the industry. When converting feed-to-gain, added muscle helps with increased efficiency. Although some believe profit in the industry is in quality grade and those premiums awarded for high marbling carcasses, there is more than one way to garner profit. Lean, high yielding carcasses that reached a terminal weight at fewer days on feed and
do not see Yield Grade discounts are just as profitable. The other impact that we need to proactively promote is moderation and cow docility. It’s a proven fact that “quieter” cattle are more efficient in converting resources to gain. In fact, in the feedlot industry high stress/high strung cattle most times never reach an acceptable end point – lead to carcass defects and dark cutters. All of which is loss profit and in a tight market that’s a loss that isn’t sustainable. We all know that attitude passes from cow to calf easily. If cow docility leads to feeder docility, the effects on health and long-term profitability are tremendous. On the other hand, we have faced a growing push to increase weaning and yearling weight. The industry around us has pushed their genetic data and how it reads on paper to read as progressive as possible. I think we’re all for growth, but at some point paying attention to available resources is extremely important to sustainability. Making sure the herd doesn’t out milk their environment, maintaining “Key Cow Efficiency” is what we offer as a breed. We are in a fight to promote our breed against others. With shrinking margins and growing inputs, things like, increased feedto-gain equaling shorter days on feed, docility lending to that feedto-gain, and key cow efficiency for staying within the parameters of the environment available are our answers to carving out market share. Maine-Anjou, for the modern producer!
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Garth - PB Maine
Data Bank - PB Maine
Daddy’s Money - 3/4 Maine
Mercedes Benz - 3/4 Maine
Maternal Made - 1/2 Maine
GCC Goose - 3/4 Maine
Class On Class - 3/4 Maine
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Sire: BBBN X2 201X
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AMAA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES Annual dues must be paid by Dec. 31, 2018. You must be an active member of the AMAA to register and transfer cattle. All memberships not paid by March 1, 2019 will be assessed a $20 reactivation fee.
ADULT MEMBERSHIP: $100 JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: $25
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2019 MAPP INVENTORIES
Our 2019 MAPP enrollment opened on Sept. 1, 2018 and will remain open until our deadline which is of Dec. 15, 2018 (no later). As there will be no invoice adjustments for 2019, please make sure to complete your inventories by this deadline. We are asking that you complete your 2019 enrollment online. If you do not have access to a computer, please call our office at 816-431-9950 and ask for Donna to request a copy of your inventory to be mailed to you.
Bright LIGHTS Maine-Anjou Sale
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2019
ENTRY DEADLINE NOVEMBER 14, 2018
ENTRY FORM AVAILBLE ONLINE AT MAINE-ANJOU.ORG 204 Marshall Rd. P.O. Box 1100 - Platte City, MO 64079 Blake Nelson, blake@AMAAPC.com, (816) 431-9950 Josh Cribbs, firstname.lastname@example.org, (813) 967-6949
The American Junior Maine-Anjou Association would like to extend a heartfelt THANK YOU to the Iowa Maine-Anjou Association for their continued support of the juniors and junior national. Again in 2018, the IMAA generously donated $7,500 to the National Junior Heifer Show. THANK YOU IOWA!
BEEF EXPO MAINE-ANJOU SALE
Sale Date: Wednesday, February 13
Offering Maine-Anjou, MaineTainer & Maine Angus Bulls, Females & Embryos
The Iowa Maine-Anjou Sale is now accepting entries for the 2019 sale. This sale will be an open consignment with all states being invited to consign. Contact Brian Worden or Beau Ebersole for entry information. ALL ENTRIES WILL BE DUE NOV. 25, 2018.
Banquet, Meeting & Fundraiser Tuesday, February 12, 6:30 p.m. Diamond Jacks All proceeds benefit the IJMAA juniors.
Brian Worden, 515-571-2218 Beau Ebersole, 515-971-8461
NO TH OR PHA CARRIERS WILL BE ALLOWED TO SELL.
Join us June 23-28, 2019, for the National Junior Heifer Show this summer in Des Moines, Iowa! NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
REFERENCE Sire List Updated October 2018 Please note we do have a listing of sires available on our Web site. You will find bulls listed alphabetically by nickname. LISTED IN ALPHA ORDER BY NICKNAME (LAST COLUMN) NAME REG # % COLOR NICKNAME
BBBN X 483X 410913 PB black X BBN X2 201X 410912 PB black X2 BBBN X3 1039X 410914 PB black X3 BAILEYS I67 948Y 426772 50.00 black I67 BLACK POWER PLAY F462416 50.00 black BLACK POWER PLAY GMAF 80 PROOF 148Y 424880 75.00 black 80 PROOF 148Y GOET I-80 400082 PB black I-80 THOR 911 260466 50.00 black 911 AFFLICTION 450045 37.50 black AFFLICTION COWAN’S ALI 4M 307184 PB black ALI FL ALI CLONE 416818 PB black ALI CLONE ALI’S SOLUTION 426328 37.50 black ALI’S SOLUTION BKDJ BACKDRAFT 721J 259706 PB black BACKDRAFT TLM BASIC 962W 400479 PB black BASIC BPF BLACK DIAMON 680U 391096 75.00 black BLACK DIAMOND BLACK LABEL 392387 37.50 black BLACK LABLE BODACIOUS 416348 25.00 black BODACIOUS BOJO 408882 50.00 black BOJO HAA BOLD MOVE 284T 377332 PB black BOLD MOVE BPSL BOOMER 1U 394814 PB black BOOMER TLM BOUNCER 152L 296484 75.00 black BOUNCER MORE BOURBON STREET 464065 PB black MORE BOURBON STREET GTWY BREATHE EASY 394165 50.00 black BREATHE EASY KBAR CARNEY MAN 879 336867 50.00 black CARNEY MAN CERVEZA 328874 50.00 black CERVEZA CHILL FACTOR 209063 75.00 black CHILL FACTOR GVC CLOSING BELL 10U 390333 75.00 black CLOSING BELL COMFORT ZONE 426594 PB black COMFORT ZONE COWANS SAFE & SAND 438179 50.00 black SAFE & SOUND HAA CROSS ROADS 511S 364618 75.00 black CROSS ROADS CUNIA 11 FB red/white CUNIA DADDY’S MONEY 427013 75.00 black DADDY’S MONEY GVC DIGNITARY 4T 377805 PB black DIGNITARY DIRECT HIT 54J 267710 50.00 black DIRECT HIT NDSC DIRECT WHISKEY 385675 37.50 black DIRECT WHISKEY GEF DIRTY HARRY 349907 75.00 black DIRTY HARRY NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
NAME REG # % COLOR NICKNAME GEF DIRTY HARRY 2 414998 75.00 black DIRTY HARRY 2 DISCOVERY 393126 50.00 black DISCOVERY DR WHO 317701 37.50 black DR WHO DRAFT PICK 165744 PB black DRAFT PICK GOET DRIVING 80 443334 PB black DRIVING 80 GCC ECC DUBAI 56S 372557 75.00 black DUBAI BEB EASY MONEY 304540 PB black EASY MONEY SAF ELMO 229769 PB black ELMO NBH POLLED ENERGIZER 688 242107 PB black ENERGIZER EPINAL 25 FB black EPINAL BK EUCHEE 694N 317870 PB black EUCHEE FJH EXECUTIVE 31C 179117 PB black EXECUTIVE HAA EXPECTATION 507T 377346 PB black EXPECTATION KGST FEAR THIS 227210 87.50 black FEAR THIS ROCKING B FINAL ANSWER 258837 PB black FINAL ANSWER GVC FORTUNE & GLORY 390324 PB black FORTUNE & GLORY HFM FREE WHISKEY 381925 75.00 black FREE WHISKEY FRISKEY WHISKEY 440529 75.00 black FRISKEY WHISKEY FULL FLUSH 314972 25.00 black FULL FLUSH BOE GARTH 447000 PB black GARTH WM GENERAL LEE 433175 50.00 black GENERAL LEE HF GET IT DONE 343566 50.00 black GET IT DONE NBJ GIGOLO JOE 348170 PB black GIGOLO JOE ROWE GOLD CLUB 98FN 325061 75.00 black GOLD CLUB BNWZ GUCCI 703U 389047 PB black GUCCI FGJ HABANERO 222571 75.00 black HABANERO HRF HAIRY 444889 25.00 black HAIRY FL HAIRY BEAR CLONE 412889 50.00 black HAIRY BEAR (CLONE) CMAC HARD CORE 323178 PB black HARD CORE DCC HARD DRIVE 350469 PB black HARD DRIVE MINN HARD WHISKEY 591Y 418906 PB black HARD WHISKEY 591Y GVC HAUKEYE X05 412738 0.75 black GVC HAUKEY X05 HEAT WAVE 401231 25.00 black HEAT WAVE FL HEAT WAVE CLONE 416819 25.00 black HEAT WAVE CLONE MCCF SEBASTIAN 384838 75.00 black HITMAN (MCCF) RSCC HIGHLINER 1U 420708 37.50 black HIGHLINER 1U HOLLYWOOD 400197 37.50 black HOLLYWOOD TJSC HOT COMMODITY 353989 PB black HOT COMMODITY BPJV HOTLINE 292388 PB black HOTLINE LLND HOUDINI ET 209924 PB black HOUDINI BMSC ICE BREAKER 45L 296891 50.00 black ICE BREAKER BK ICE PICK 472J 262401 PB black ICE PICK I DELIVER 443964 75.00 black I DELIVER LATH IMAX 203Z 436139 50.00 black IMAX IRISH WHISKEY 294939 75.00 black IRISH WHISKEY 4E IRON MAN 230M 305309 PB black IRON MAN BK XIKES X59 416311 0.75 black XIKES X59 BNWZ JOSE 703Y 421509 PB black JOSE 703Y JUST RITE 501M 306588 PB red JUST RITE GF KADABRA 272991 50.00 black KADABRA K&A KASANOVA K1 274594 PB black KASANOVA HALLâ€™S LEGACY PLUS 738G 257903 PB black LEGACY PLUS BK LIFELINE 258J 269331 PB black LIFELINE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
NAME REG # % COLOR NICKNAME DMCC LIMITED EDITION 4F 225824 PB black LIMITED EDITION MANCINI MAX B247T 382701 75.00 black MANCINI MAN AMONG BOYS 427197 25.00 black MAN AMONG BOYS MAN AMONG BOYS 445221 25.00 black MAN AMONG BOYS 1 CLONE MAN AMONG BOYS 445222 25.00 black MAN AMONG BOYS 2 CLONE GOET MAINE MAN 409103 PB black MAINE MAN NMR MATERNAL MADE 459900 50.00 black MATERNAL MADE MATERNAL PERFECTION 441628 50.00 black MATERNAL PERFECTION MATERNALLY YOURS 432979 50.00 black MATERNALLY YOURS GVC MAVERICK 05U 390328 PB black MAVERICK K&A MAVERICK M16 305387 PB black MAVERICK BPF MERCEDES BENZ 131U 386737 75.00 black MERCEDES BENZ GCC SLC MERGER 459U 391151 75.00 black MERGER 459U FRYE THE MESSENGER 384214 62.50 black MESSENGER, THE BPF MIDDLE MAN 511A 438123 75.00 black MIDDLE MAN BFW MITTEN MAN Q35P 337392 PB black MITTEN MAN ADM MR MONEY BAGS 46R 348806 75.00 black MONEY BAGS MAJORS MONEY MAN 673J 270242 PB black MONEY MAN GCC MR UNTOUCHABLE 423R 351471 50.00 black MR UNTOUCHABLE NOT AFRAID 416911 37.50 black NOT AFRAID HETN NO WORRIES 435803 75.00 black NO WORRIES SWSN NUN BETTER F452932 25.00 red NUN BETTER JJ OKLAHOMA STORM 01R 348066 PB black OKLAHOMA STORM GEF OPEN BAR 334971 75.00 black OPEN BAR OUTLAW F446714 50.00 black OUTLAW THE BEAST 430991 37.50 black THE BEAST BBR THE OUTSIDER 4A 442030 50.00 black THE OUTSIDER 4A WAG PAC MAN 410P 344390 50.00 black PAC MAN PADDY OMALLEY 330356 62.50 black PADDY OMALLEY BLSC PALE FACE 424L 298784 50.00 black PALE FACE WCC PANORAMA 112T 378345 PB black PANORAMA NAGE PATRIOT 65P 333596 75.00 black PATRIOT TCTC PATTON 387653 50.00 black PATTON DELL PILLOW TALK 124Y 421964 50.00 black PILLOW TALK PISTOL PETE 120327 PB other PISTOL PETE NBH POLLED ENERGIZER 688 242107 PB black POLLED ENGERGIZER DMCC POLLED PREMIER 18C 184259 PB black POLLED PREMIER ASCC POLYGRAPH 601S 382927 50.00 black POLYGRAPH POWER PLANT 84546 PB other POWER PLANT PREDATOR 19U 394569 75.00 black PREDATOR 19U DCC PREMIUM BLEND 47S 365767 PB black PREMIUM BLEND READY 2 RUMBLE 433732 62.50 black READY 2 RUMBLE READY 2 ROLL 441183 62.50 black READY TO ROLL (WAS ROAR) MCF REAL DEAL 71H 250219 PB black REAL DEAL BK REMEDY 346R 350654 PB black REMEDY ROCKY BALBOA 379037 50.00 black ROCKY BALBOA GOET ROGER THAT 442049 62.50 black ROGER THAT BBR RUMOR MILL 415977 50.00 black RUMOR MILL COWANS SAFE & SOUND 116A 438179 50.00 black SAFE & SOUND 116A HCBN 442R 349883 50.00 black SECOND TO NONE HAA SECURITY 255U 388227 PB black SECURITY GOET SET ME FREE 442051 37.50 black SET ME FREE HAA SHERIFF 506R 352168 PB black SHERIFF NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
NAME REG # % COLOR NICKNAME CAG SHIVER 301R 374000 50.00 black SHIVER BSC SIMPLICITY 44U 391187 PB black BSC SIMPLICITY 44U KBSC SIMPLIFY 22C 457093 PB black KBSC SIMPLIFY 22C XK SINNATRA 66T 379288 PB black SINNATRA BPF SLAM DUNK 78T 378168 PB black SLAM DUNK DCC SMOKIN JOE 157P 337244 PB black SMOKIN JOE SLC SOONER 101M 331256 PB black SOONER NAGE SPECIAL D 31Y 419407 0.75 black SPECIAL D 31Y NAGE SPECIAL D 59Y 419243 PB black SPECIAL D 59Y GVC SPECIAL DELIVERY 42S 367181 PB black SPECIAL DELIVERY MCF THE SPECIALIST 9A74E 210036 PB black SPECIALIST K&A SPICE 74S 362225 PB black SPICE GVC STATESMAN 4R ET 351746 PB black STATESMAN HAA STOCKMAN 321N 324455 PB black STOCKMAN EBB STRICTLY BUSINESS 266091 75.00 black STRICTLY BUSINESS WEBR STRIKER 201R 347402 PB black STRIKER DAINES SURVIVOR 128K 288705 50.00 black SURVIVOR TLM SYNERGY 835U 388733 PB black SYNERGY BIX TAKE CHARGE 245129 50.00 black TAKE CHARGE TEXAS TWISTER F427218 0.00 black TEXAS TWISTER MRC THE BACHELOR 328473 PB black THE BACHELOR DCC THE MAN 264806 87.50 black THE MAN THE RINGER 371439 62.50 black THE RINGER BBR THE OUTSIDER 4A 442030 50.00 black THE OUTSIDER 4A THRILLER 402803 50.00 black THRILLER TINY TIM 411043 50.00 black TINY TIM LLL TITLEIST 249067 PB black TITLEIST TLM MILKMAN 028X 409485 PB black MILK MAN 028X BK TOP SECRET 387429 PB black TOP SECRET K&A TOP SHELF 13T 375734 PB black TOP SHELF BPF TOTAL PERFECTION 443349 37.50 black TOTAL PERFECTION 65A CFS TOTAL SOLUTION M21 340804 25.00 black TOTAL SOLUTION BKRI TRENDSETTER 501T 377769 50.00 black TRENDSETTER TLCC TURK S6103 ET 361288 50.00 black TURK CMAC TYSON ET 364424 PB black TYSON BK UNLIMITED POWER 472 390631 PB black UNLIMITED POWER LFCC UNSTOPPABLE 415419 50.00 black UNSTOPPABLE KBSC WATERGATE 1W 401142 75.00 black WATERGATE JLL WHISKEY SEVEN 350788 75.00 black WHISKEY 7 BFW WHISKEY FOR MY MEN 321335 75.00 black WHISKEY FOR MY MEN WHO MADE WHO 411F 306181 25.00 black WHO MADE WHO DFL WIDE TRACK 41A 437524 PB black WIDE TRACK 41A NAGE WIDE TRACK 94J 260105 PB black WIDE TRACK 94J HAA WISDOM 505S 364619 PB black WISDOM THE WITCH DOCTOR 169334 PB black WITCH DOCTOR YELLOW JACKET 357758 50.00 other YELLOW JACKET YELLOW REPO 455395 50.00 other YELLOW REPO KBSC ZEPLAN 5Z 427335 0.75 black ZEPLAN 5Z OTHER BREED/CLUB CALF SIRES ON FILE AMERICAN SNIPER C473222 AMERICAN SNIPER BCSN ABOUT TIME CA301680 ACA ABOUT TIME BELIEVE IN ME CA362775 ACA BELIEVE IN ME CAJS BLAZE OF GLORY SM2939840 Simmental BLAZE OF GLORY NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
NAME REG # BREED NICKNAME BLEEDING PURPLE CA323179 ACA BLEEDING PURPLE SCBR BOARDWALK W100 CA357429 ACA BOARDWALK ZKCC CHOPPER 844U SM2453413 0.00 Simmental CHOPPER 844U CHOPPIN WOOD CA370866 ACA CHOPPIN WOOD WNT CARNAC CA319122 ACA CARNAC DAKOTA GOLD CA386611 ACA DAKOTA GOLD DIRTY WATER CA382486 ACA DIRTY WATER WAG DRIVER 706T SM2411975 0.00 Simmental DRIVER 706T EYE CANDY CA339630 ACA EYE CANDY SAV FINAL ANSWER 0035 AN13592905 Angus FINAL ANSWER FRICTION CA293928 ACA FRICTION FRONT & CENTER C480880 FRONT & CENTER GETCHA SOME ET CA389849 ACA GETCHA SOME GCC ALL SNOWED IN 392X CA351153 ACA GRIZZLY BEAR HANNIBAL CA296986 ACA HANNIBAL THE HEADLINER CA317794 ACA HEADLINER BHCS HEAT SEEKER 23 CA259913 ACA HEAT SEEKER 23 HI HO SILVER 15B CA376609 ACA HI HO SILVER 15B MR HOC BROKER SM2531081 0.00 Simmental HOC BROKER IN GOD WE TRUST CA382787 ACA IN GOD WE TRUST FAIR ITALLIAN STALLIN CA371026 ACA ITALLIAN STALLION HAUN JESSE JAMES CA359468 ACA JESSE JAMES MANCHILD CA316626 ACA MANCHILD MCCI THE GOLDEN CHILD CA328216 ACA GOLDEN CHILD LONE RANGER F456446 LONE RANGER MADE 2 ORDER CA369770 ACA MADE 2 ORDER MEYER RANCH 734 SM1390632 ASA MEYER RANCH 734 MILK MAN CA334046 ACA MILK MAN DKAA MY TURN CA335320 ACA MY TURN MONOPOLY CA334048 ACA MONOPOLY MONOPOLY MONEY CA364541 ACA MONOPOLY MONEY MONOPOLY TWO CA367099 ACA MONOPOLY TWO MONOPOLY FOUR CA367100 ACA MONOPOLY FOUR TAC MONEY SHOT CA334230 ACA MONEY SHOT TFR NAUGHTY PINE CA320797 ACA NAUGHTY PINE NORTHERN IMPROVEMENT AN13054003 Angus NORTHERN IMPROVEMENT OHIO SENATOR CA369898 ACA OHIO SENATOR ONE IN THE CHAMBER C471475 ONE IN THE CHAMBER OHL POINT TAKEN CA332139 ACA POINT TAKEN RED DIRT CA355070 ACA RED DIRT HARVS SALTY DOG CA345922 ACA SALTY DOG SILVEIRAS STYLE 9303 AN16427563 ANGUS SILVEIRAS STYLE 9303 SIMPLE MATH CA362617 ACA SIMPLE MATH WWSC SLIDER AN17643026 ANGUS SLIDER SMILIN BOB CA346671 ACA SMILIN BOB SMOKIN HOTTIE F445229 SMOKIN HOTTIE SOLID GOLD CA350591 ACA SOLID GOLD SOUTHERN COMFORT F449640 SOUTHERN COMFORT SUNSEEKER CA300729 ACA SUNSEEKER STEEL FORCE SM2340262 Simmental STEEL FORCE TEXAS HOLD EM CA308451 ACA TEXAS HOLD EM TEXAS TORNADO F448568 TEXAS TORNADO TEXAS TWISTER CA357462 ACA TEXAS TWISTER K&A TROUBADOUR CA347721 0.00 ACA TROUBADOUR TIGER WOODS CA346283 0.00 ACA TIGER WOODS TRADING FAVORS CA360890 0.00 ACA TRADING FAVORS UNO MAS CA358103 0.00 ACA UNO MAS WALKIE TALKIE CA367929 0.00 ACA WALKIE TALKIE WALKS ALONE CA348625 0.00 ACA WALKS ALONE OLY WALK THIS WAY CA359515 0.00 ACA WALK THIS WAY TFR YOUNG MONEY CA377903 0.00 ACA YOUNG MONEY NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
SHOW REPORTS AKSARBEN Grand Island, Neb. • Judge: Clint Rusk, Oklahoma
Champion Maine-Anjou Female Sloane Curtin, Oxford, Iowa
Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Kennedy Eskildsen, Northwood, Iowa
Champion MaineTainer Female Kolton Rasmussen, Newman Grove, Neb.
Reserve MaineTainer Female Carly Rains, Dorchester, Neb.
WORLD BEEF EXPO Milwaukee, Wis. • Judge: Ryan Rash, Texas
Champion Maine-Anjou Female Tejlor Strope, O’Neill, Neb.
Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Tucker Jackson, Waukon, Iowa
Champion MaineTainer Female Jami Hoblyn, York, Neb.
Reserve MaineTainer Female Adelyda Ebersole, Kellerton, Iowa
KEYSTONE INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPO Harrisburg, Pa. • Judge: Ryan Rash, Texas
Champion Maine-Anjou Female Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Courtney Dahlquist, Washington, Pa. Samantha VanVorhis, Bowling Green, Ohio
Champion MaineTainer Female Jason Baust, Rocky Springs, Md.
Reserve MaineTainer Female Cheyenne Kiser, Morning View, Ky.
TULSA STATE FAIR Tulsa, Oklahoma • Judges: Matt Leo, California & Chris Mullinix, Kansas
Champion Maine-Anjou Female Hunter Morton, Stratford, Okla. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Chancee Clark, Muldrow, Okla.
Champion MaineTainer Female Macy Collum, Perkins, Okla.
Reserve MaineTainer Female Carlee Clark, Muldrow, Okla.
SHOW REPORTS WORLD BEEF EXPO Milwaukee, Wis. • Judge: Ashley Judge, Colorado
Champion Maine-Anjou Female Tucker Jackson, Waukon, Iowa
Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Tejlor Strope, O’Neill, Neb.
Champion MaineTainer Female Adelyda Ebersole, Kellerton, Iowa
Reserve MaineTainer Female Jami Hoblyn, York, Neb.
Champion Maine-Anjou Bull David Parks, Metamora, Mich. KEYSTONE INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPO Harrisburg, Pa. • Judge: Brent Murphy, Mo.
Champion Maine-Anjou Female Samantha VanVorhis, Bowling Green, Ohio
Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Champion MaineTainer Female Courtney Dahlquist, Washington, Pa. Tim Schaeffer, Hagerstown, Ind.
Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Bernie Blystone, Cambridge Springs, Pa.
Champion MaineTainer Bull KR Cattle, Mt. Airy, Md.
Reserve MaineTainer Female Katie Mize, Hagerstown, Ind.
Reserve MaineTainer Bull Emillie Campbell, Pa Furnace, Pa.
AMAA MAINE ANGUS SHOWS ADDED
The American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) is pleased to announce the addition of Maine Angus female divisions at the National Maine-Anjou Show, held in conjunction with the American Royal, Kansas City, Mo., and the National Western Stock Show. Maine Angus females must follow rules of registrations for the AMAA. Please contact Lindsey with any questions pertaining to this new addition.
Announcements, News & Events NEW ANNOUNCEMENTS
The 2019 MAPP enrollment is now open. MAPP members must complete enrollment no later than Friday, Dec. 14, 2018. MAPP enrollment may be completed online by following the steps below. • Log into your online account. If you have forgotten your password please email us at email@example.com. • Select “MAPP” on the left side tool bar. • Click on the “Assessment-Age” tab. • Click “Assess for 2019” on the left side if your cow will calve in 2019. • If you have a calf out of a disposed animal, enroll the animal first and then dispose of the cow. Dispose will cancel that animal from your inventory. • Keep donor dams active and enroll them each year. • No Action is required for an animal that will not calve in 2019 so do not dispose of it. You will continue to the next animal to enroll. • Do Not select “Complete Yearly MAPP Process – Assess all for 2019” unless you are enrolling all animals listed. • The “Optional Females” tab will list those that are too young to breed but maybe enrolled if they have been bred. • Commercial animals and animals of another breed will not be listed on your inventory. These types of animals are exempt from enrollment. • Do not forget to add your 2019 dues to your total before checking out.
If you wish to have your MAPP inventory mailed to you, please contact Donna Grame at 816-4319950 or e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org. Your 2019 dues must also be paid by Jan. 1, 2019 in order to remain in the program. All members should have received a dues reminder in the mail. Your 2018 dues must be paid in order to register or transfer animals. You may pay your dues by logging into your online account or by mailing in the reminder card with a check.
Please dispose of any old registration and self-billing worksheets. The AMAA will no longer offer a 10% online discount for registration work that is completed through Digital Beef. The AMAA will assess a $5 fee for any registration work received by fax, e-mail or by mail. To avoid this fee, please log into your online Digital Beef account to complete all registration work. New forms can be downloaded from our main webpage under Digital Beef/ Registrations – Printable Forms. If you need assistance logging into your online account please contact us at email@example.com. If work is faxed or e-mailed it is the responsibility of the breeder to give us a follow up phone call to make sure that the work is legible and to cover all fees.
BLOCK REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS Want to save on registration costs? Consider pre-paying for a block of registrations. The cost savings are as follows:
• 15 head - 12% • 25 head - 15% • 50 head - 20% • 75 head - 25% • 100 head - 30% Block registrations may only be used on animals under 13 months of age and may not be used on steers or foundation animals. Blocks are valid from January 1 - December 31 of each year. Any unused block registration numbers will expire. If you are interested in learning more about block purchases, please contact us at 816-431-9950.
If you are selling an animal, we ask that you register and transfer the animal in a timely manner to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers they are purchasing from a reputable business person. Rushes will be done in the order received; a rush fee is currently $50 (covers eight head). No work will be released until payment is complete. Rush work is processed ahead of the regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail within one to two business days. We will do our best to complete rush work that is received in our office by 2 p.m. (Monday – Friday). There is no same-day turnaround. If requiring a registration number only, it will still be considered a rush as we still have to process the work to obtain the number.
HELPFUL TIPS WHEN REGISTERING To avoid delays in your registration work during our busy season follow the tips below.
Double check that all blanks and information are correct and complete before mailing or submitting online. Things most commonly missed are: o Missing herd prefix and herd ID o Birthdates o Date of sale o Name of animal o Payment Make sure the person that is registering the animal owns the dam with the exception of ET calves. If an ET calf, make sure the donor dam has been DNA, PHA & TH tested and that we have the results on file. If you are checking on work please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org. When calling or e-mailing please have the name and breeder number of the person submitting the work. When registering annual active dams for performance only animals please submit them online if you have the capabilities. This will help the registrar processing tremendously. We appreciate you and your business and want to make sure that the registration process runs as smooth as possible. Thank you in advance for your extra time in making sure all work is correct, complete and received in a timely manner.
REGISTRATIONS FOR UPCOMING SHOWS
It is now time to register show animals for fall and winter shows. Please keep in mind during the 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.
BULL CALF REGISTRATION
If registering a bull calf born after Jan. 1, 2014, it must be TH/PHA free by parentage or have testing completed prior to registering and on file with the AMAA. Carriers will no longer be registered, but may be entered as a foundation animal. All progeny out of a Foundation carrier bull needs to be tested free of that defect prior to registration. If registrations are submitted before testing has been completed, the animal will not be registered. Instead, the animal will be given a performance number at a nonrefundable penalty charge of $10. Once the animal has been tested the registration may be completed at the regular rate. Please plan accordingly as testing can take up to three-four weeks.
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 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. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
Announcements/News & Events 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.
MAINE-ANJOU ASSOCIATION TO CELEBRATE 50 YEARS
2019 will mark 50 years of existence for the American MaineAnjou Association (AMAA). Watch for details pertaining to events to celebrate our history and the Maine-Anjou breed.
When transferring an animal online make sure there is not a member number already created for the buyer. Creating more than one number for an individual creates registration problems later. If you find the buyer in the system at a different address please notify the buyer first to confirm the address and then notify the Maine office to update the account. It is always a good idea to always search for the buyer using the search tools before doing the work, that way if they have a different address it is caught before entering the registration and transfer. When creating a new profile for a buyer please make sure to never give a junior a farm name. Please enter the juniorâ€™s name on the farm line and also as the contact.
DNA, TH AND PHA REQUIREMENTS Prior to registering any ET calves, all donor dams (including commercial or non-registered dams) must have DNA, TH and PHA on file in our office. Also, all AI sires are required to have the same on file. Therefore, our office will hold any ET registrations submitted out of dams without testing on file as well as all registrations out of AI sires that do not have complete testing on file. If the donor dam is deceased and not tested, we do require that the
ET(s) have the tests done, in the absence of the donorâ€™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 up-todate e-mail address for you, if applicable.
If you wish to obtain a Maine/ Angus registration select the MA/Angus box when registering online. You will receive an error that AMAA staff must check the testing and percentage requirements so please make sure to validate your entry to save it so that that AMAA can check the entry. If you submit a registration on paper, please put Maine Angus in the comment section of the application. If the animal does not qualify as a Maine Angus it will be recoded as a regular MaineTainer. A Maine Angus paper will be blue in color, have Maine Angus under the Maine logo, and will have MaineTainer across the center of the paper. The animal can be shown as a MaineTainer or Maine Angus. Requirements: *Off spring must be 3/8 - 5/8 to
qualify. • Bulls and Heifers must be TH/ PHA free by parents or by test • Bulls must be NH, CA and AM free by parents or free by test. Angus pedigrees will not be assumed free of these defects. Bulls must be clean of DS if out of a Red Angus. • Angus percentages will only be counted from actual registered Angus. Commercial Angus percentages will not be used in the Maine Angus equation.
All new members must choose a program when submitting a new membership. The two programs that are offered are MAPP and Breeders Choice. More information on these two programs is available by visiting maine-anjou.org and clicking on “Member Services” “MAPP Agreement.” If a membership is submitted without choosing a program, the new member will be placed in the Breeders Choice program.
OTHER AMAA UPDATES
Josh Cribbs, Commercial Fevelopment Director for the AMAA, and his wife, Abbie, welcomed a new addition to their family. Jedidiah William Cribbs was born on October 4, 2018. Jed joins big brother, Jesse, who is two.
Please make sure to update any change in address, phone numbers or e-mails with the AMAA by e-mailing us at maine@amaapc. com, or by logging into your online account. If you have a credit card on file and have received a new card, please make sure to call us to replace the new card on file. Credit cards are not automically saved when paying online.
Purchasing Replacement Females by Grady Ruble, M.S. South Dakota State University, Beef Cattle Extension Specialist
A common approach to acquiring replacement females in the cow-calf sector is to retain heifers raised within the herd and develop them into bred females. Some cattlemen can raise a replacement female that is of greater quality both genetically and phenotypically than what they can buy (Schulz and Gunn, 2014). It is easier to manage disease, potentially cheaper for a producer to develop their own females, and the producer is familiar with the cattle and their disposition (Schulz and Gunn, 2014). However, when raising replacements there can be an inability to effectively combine the advantages of both maternal and terminal heterosis (Whittier, 2001). Elimination of the heifer development component of an operation would allow the producer to focus on other aspects of their operation and better align their breeding program with industry demands (Whittier, 2001). A producer must also understand the implications raising their own replacements can have on how resources are allocated. Since replacements are developed on the ranch, a rancher could unintentionally be sacrificing marketable product due to part of the ranch resources being devoted to developing females that are not rearing a calf to sell. If bred females were purchased the ranch resources could support more NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
producing cows with a calf at side. Furthermore, the ranch could potentially produce more pounds of weaned calf since the entire herd would have a calf at side. This is where purchasing replacements can be beneficial. There are a variety of advantages to purchasing replacement females. As previously discussed, purchasing bred females is advantageous from the standpoint of labor and feed resources. When buying bred heifers, they have already been developed to approximately 80% of their mature size (NASEM, 2016). Since there is no development of young heifers on the ranch, more resources can be used for mature, producing cows. It should be noted that producers could purchase open heifers and still garner the benefit of heterosis and breed complementarity. However, doing so places them in the same situation of retaining replacements where they are having to dedicate resources to females that are not currently raising a calf. If a producer chose crossbred
females and used a terminal sire, the calves could have a significant advantage over straight-bred calves. The combined effects of maternal and terminal heterosis yields a 20-28% increase in kg weaned/ cow exposed/year (Spangler, 2007; Weaber, 2015). In a crossbreeding system where F1 females have been mated to a terminal sire of a different breed, the expected advantage is 23.3% (Gregory et al., 1965; Cundiff et al., 1974). In this system, 8.5% of the heterosis advantage comes from heterosis for individual traits (Gregory et al., 1965) and 14.8% is derived from maternal heterosis from the crossbred cow (Cundiff et al., 1974). This demonstrates the importance of both maternal and individual heterosis, but most importantly the benefit of the crossbred cow. Purchasing bred replacement females can also have a positive impact on the number of bulls required and the traits those bulls are selected for. Since there is not a need for a calving ease sire to cover heifers, the producer may find fewer bulls are necessary and selection emphasis can be placed on strictly terminal production. This should result in production of a more uniform calf crop and more post-weaning merit associated with terminal genetics. Genetically, a producer could more rapidly adapt their herd to changing
market signals since they could potentially source heifers that are superior to what they could raise or would take too much time and management to produce their equal with a complex breeding system (Schulz and Gunn, 2014). Although purchasing crossbred replacements is the fastest and simplest way to benefit from maternal heterosis, it is not the only system that uses crossbred females. Rotational terminal and composite systems also offer this advantage. However, purchasing crossbred females may be preferred since the entire cow herd can benefit from maternal heterosis as opposed to a portion of the herd being dedicated to purebred females to generate crossbred replacements. In the case of purchasing crossbred females, improvements in cow longevity are observed, which would decrease the number of replacements needed each year (Cundiff and Gregory, 1999). Reducing the replacement rate can also impact weaning weights of the calves. For example, one of the factors used by breed associations when adjusting weaning weight of calves is age of the cow. This is because calves from young cows are not as heavy at weaning as calves produced by mature cows due to the fact younger cows are still developing (Rumpf and Van Vleck, 2004). If the herd is composed of a greater number of mature cows, a larger number of cows are producing milk at their maximum potential and thus pounds of calf produced would increase. Purchasing replacement females is not a problem-free approach. Implementing such a program would require a heifer of a specific breed composition that could be more difficult to acquire and be subject to differential pricing at the time of purchase. Since replacements are purchased, introduction of new heifers could
expose the herd to potential disease threats. Lastly, it is important to make sure the replacements match the environment they will be expected to work in (Cleere, 2006; Schulz and Gunn, 2014). If cattle do not match their production environment the result could be reproductive failure or cows becoming too fat as they cannot produce enough milk relative to the resources available (Jenkins and Ferrell, 1994; Johnson et al., 2010). Neither approach, raising versus purchasing replacement females, is perfect. Users must be able to identify the advantages and disadvantages of each system, then decide which is the best fit for a particular operation. Understanding how different breeds of cattle fit relative to various environments and using that knowledge to create a crossbred animal that through heterosis allows optimal production in a particular climate can be very influential in the success of an operation. Relative to the pork and poultry industries, the beef industry still has room to grow in terms of producing terminal bound progeny from crossbred females and terminal sires (Weaber, 2015). Conventional breeding systems can be difficult for some producers to implement due to the increased management associated with such systems (Gosey, 1991). Purchasing crossbred replacements is an alternative that could allow producers to maximize the benefits of heterosis and breeding complementarity with the simplicity of managing a straightbred operation. Works Cited Cleere, J. 2006. Buying Vs. Raising Replacement Heifers. E-371, Texas A&M, Texas FARMER Collection. Cundiff, L., and K. Gregory. 1999. What is systematic crossbreeding? In: Proceedings of Cattlemen’s College, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, Charlotte, North
Carolina. p 1-27. Cundiff, L. V., K. E. Gregory, and R. M. Koch. 1974. Effects of heterosis on reproduction in Hereford, Angus and Shorthorn cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 38(4):711-727. doi: 10.2527/ jas1974.384711x Gosey, J. A. 1991. Crossbreeding systems and the theory behind composite breeds. In: Proceedings of the Range Beef Cow Symposium XII, Ft. Collins, CO. p 33-35. Gregory, K. E., L. Swiger, R. Koch, L. Sumption, W. Rowden, and J. Ingalls. 1965. Heterosis in preweaning traits of beef cattle. J. Anim. Sci. 24(1):21-28. doi: 10.2527/ jas1965.24121x Jenkins, T., and C. Ferrell. 1994. Productivity through weaning of nine breeds of cattle under varying feed availabilities: I. Initial evaluation. J. Anim. Sci. 72(11):2787-2797. doi: 10.2527/1994.72112787x Johnson, J. J., B. H. Dunn, and J. Radakovich. 2010. Understanding cow size and efficiency. In: Proceedings of the 42nd Beef Improvement Federation research symposium, Columbia, MO. p 62-70. NASEM. 2016. Nutrient requirements of beef cattle. National Academies Press. Rumpf, J. M., and L. D. Van Vleck. 2004. Age-of-dam adjustment factors for birth and weaning weight records of beef cattle: a review. Genet. Mol. Res. (3):1-17. Schulz, L., and P. Gunn. 2014. “Raising Versus Buying Heifers for Beef Cow Replacements.” File B173, Ames: Iowa State Universisty Extension and Outreach. https://www. extension.iastate.edu/agdm/livestock/ html/b1-73.html (Accessed March 2018). Spangler, M. L. 2007. The value of heterosis in cow herds: lessons from the past that apply to today. Weaber, R. 2015. Crossbreeding Strategies: Including Terminal vs. Maternal Crosses. In: Proc. Range Beef Cow Symp. XXXIV, Loveland, CO. p 117-130. Whittier, J. C. 2001. Purchasing Versus Raising Replacement Females: To Outsource or Not to Outsource? In: Range Beef Cow Symposium. p 95. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2018
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