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Working With familieS to Create ChampionS in the ring and in life.

at Willow springs cattle company (Wscc) we are junior focused. We feel strongly that the junior livestock programs are full of life building lessons. Wscc strives to provide opportunities not only to our customers, but all juniors alike. ContaCt uS to learn more about theSe WSCC programS: WSCC exhibitor Camp • WSCC Classic - Collegiate Judging Contest • WSCC Show travel assistance program (Wscc Jr.’s)

Thank you to all bidders & buyers from our 2016 on-line & private treaty sales. We appreciate the repeat buyers, bidders & visitors. We would like to welcome all the neW buyers to the Wscc family. We look forward to supporting your success.

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BaBies likes These Turn inTo chamPions like Those PicTured BeloW!

supreme champion & champion maine-anjou heifer, 2016 arkansas state fair spring livestock show supreme champion heifer ajca points

res. division champion chianina heifer, 2016 junior nationals

supreme champion heifer, 2016 benton top 5 & champion chianina heifer ajca points

grand champion mainetainer heifer, 2016 vccp

Cattle alWayS available by private treaty. ContaCt uS at anytime.

WilloW SpringS Cattle Company

eriC, linSay, maSon, Whitney & Catelyn Walker 14844 Walker road • Prairie Grove, arkansas 72753 eriC: 479-601-3567 • eric@Walkermasonryinc.com Cody green, ShoW & Sale Cattle: 479-979-5223 garrett loChner, ShoW & Sale Cattle: 520-870-5226 online at: WWW.WilloWSpringSCattle.Com


National Champion Red Angus Heifer and Supreme Champion 2015 NILE Congratulations LeDoux Family & Rolling HIlls Simmentals

5th Overall Female & Champion Charolais 2016 Kansas State Fair

2016 Simmental Junior National Champion Percentage Female and Many time Champion Percentage Simmental & Supreme Heifer

CONGRATULATIONS NIKKEL FAMILY

CONGRATULATIONS NIKKEL FAMILY Supreme Heifer & Champion Charolais 2015 Kansas State Fair

CONGRATULATIONS HODGES FAMILY

Supreme Female and CH Charolais 2015 Kansas State Fair Supreme Sr. Female 2015 Kansas Beef Expo

CONGRATULATIONS HODGES FAMILY

Supreme Female Tenn. Agribition Champion % Simmental

CONGRATULATIONS MEIER FAMILY

MCF Bohannon 305A - Reg# EM835382 46th National Champion Charolais Bull Owned With: Ridder Farms, C&H Farms and Dismukes Ranch Sold in our Fall Female Sale

Many time Champion Composite Charolais & 3rd Overall Heifer 2015 Kansas State Fair

CONGRATULATIONS RUSK FAMILY

3rd Overall Female & Champion % Simmental 2016 Kansas State Fair - 3rd Overall KSU AGR Show

Res Champion Simmental 2016 Kansas State Fair and KJLS - Highest placing Kansas Female 2016 Junior Nationals

CONGRATULAIONS PRILL FAMILY

CONGRATULATIONS NIKKEL FAMILY

Champion Red Angus Female Illinois State Fair Jr Show, Res Divsions National Western and National Jr Show

Champion Percentage Simmental 2016 Nebraska State Fair

CONGRATULATIONS CLASON FAMILY

CONGRATULATIONS LOCK FAMILY

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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 6.9 7.1 6.9 6.9

BW 1.6 1.6 2.1 2.1

WW 44 45.2 47.5 48

YW 57.7 59.4 62.9 63.5

MCE 1.0 1.4 2.2 2.5

MM 17.7 17.8 19.5 19.2

MWW 39.7 40.5 43.3 43.3

CW 6.3 7.3 10 10.4

FT -0.04 -0.04 -0.04 -0.04

REA 0.18 0.17 0.19 0.20

MARB 0.09 0.08 0.02 0.03

%RT 0.35 0.38 0.35 0.36

by Blake Nelson, executive vice president Greetings. Fall sales are in full swing and the demand for Maine-Anjou genetics has been strong. Many of you have participated in buying or selling and have seen firsthand the activity of the market. Although the registered female market has held, the commercial cattle prices have weakened, the need for adding value to your registered Maine cattle is a must. This is not an easy task, but I think that we can pinpoint some advantages that might help us out. To start, we must ask ourselves what makes this animal a unique individual? Phenotype, pedigree, EPDs? These are just some of the big things that we can evaluate. Having great phenotypic animals is something we expect with Maine-Anjou genetics. This is a key part of marketing seedstock and there is a premium out there for high quality animals on hoof. However, if not all of your 6

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breeding decisions turn out to be home runs, then how do we market them? The local sale barn is the easy option but typically you are at the mercy of the market that day and it becomes tough to receive any benefits for their genetic value. If its females, you have the option of retaining them in the herd or selling them as replacements. If you have a uniform group of heifer calves, many cattlemen out there will pay a bonus for a nice set of heifers. The newspaper, Craigslist and other social media outlets are very cost effective ways to advertise. If you have bull calves, there are also options. Developing the bulls at home or at bull test station are great opportunities to see how your genetics grow out and selling those animals can gain exposure for your herd. Choosing to steer those cattle and retain them through the feeding phase is a great option this year.

Projected break evens look very favorable and it may let you reap more revenue at the end. Research has shown that Maine-Anjou genetics are very efficient in the feedlot and profitable on the rail, so this may be your chance to benefit from all the work and thought put into making these cattle. I am sure most of these marketing alternatives have been considered and there certainly are more that I did not discuss. These are just suggestions so please implement what works best for you and your operation. The AMAA has created programs to address some of these marketing alternatives. The Bright Lights Sale in Denver is a great place to market an elite bull, heifer or embryo package. This is a great place to showcase your very best to some of the most progressive cattleman in the world. It is a great opportunity, but I must warn you the buyers are very meticulous,


however, they will reward good genetics. The Maine Max feeding program is also a great avenues to consider. The bull test and feedlot challenge has just started here in October and we are very pleased with the participation. The bull test and sale is in Wamego, Kan., and will run until this coming spring. We are pleased with this group of almost 40 head of bulls that have been delivered to the feed out by some of our best breeders in the United States. The steer feedlot challenge kicked off as well with great support. The three feeding sites in Dalhart, Texas, Tabor, Iowa, and Chappell, Neb., will be great sites to see how Maine genetics can perform in the feedlot. At the conclusion of the feed out all cattle will be harvested and we will have carcass data available. The AMAA is here to serve you and add to value to your herd, we hope that you will look at

joining these events in the future. Registration Tips Marcena and Robin will be glad to help you with any registration questions. As many of you know, we switched our registry software to Digital Beef last spring. Some of the capabilities of this new program are not only registrations, but also herd and breeding records. With the new usage of Digital Beef, many questions have come about and we want you to feel free to contact the AMAA staff anytime. The ladies do have some suggestions for you to consider when registering cattle. Digital Beef • If you are a new user you may need to call the office and setup a password. • When you get started, there is an instructions tab on the left hand side of the screen that can answer many questions for you.

• Call anytime if you have a problem. We are here to help you! Testing • Testing is adding 2-4 weeks to the registration process. Please consider this if you have time sensitive cases. • If you know there is a chance that testing will be required, please plan accordingly. • New donors and AI sires will need to have DNA on file before registrations can be processed. I hope that the topics addressed can be helpful in your operation. Please let us know if we can assist you with anything. Take care and have a great fall! Blake MAINE-ANJOU Vision, Vigor, Value!

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 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

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Blake Nelson, (816) 431-9950 OR Lindsey Broek, (816) 858-9954

BrightMaine-Anjou Lights Sale Entry Deadline: Nov. 15, 2016 Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, 3 p.m. MST

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204 Marshall Rd. P.O. Box 1100 - Platte City, MO 64079 (p) 816.431.9950 (f) 816.858.9951 blake@AMAAPC.com maine-anjou.org


2017 Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull & Female Sale 3 p.m. Saturday, January 14 • Entry Deadline: November 15 Rules, Regulations and PRoceduRes

• Eligibility: Active AMAA adult and junior members are eligible to consign to this sale. • Fees: An official entry form, original registration certificate or application for registration and proper fees due at printed deadline time. $100 of the $250 entry fee will be applied to sale commission which will be on a sliding scale with a maximum of 12%. For consignments that go through the sale, the $60 NWSS yard charges will be deducted from your sale settlement. Sales commission will apply to any total “No Sale” prices. Entry fees are non-refundable. • Health Certificate: An individual health certificate must accompany every consignment, made in quadruplicate and leaving blank the consignee and destination spaces. Each animal must meet the health regulations set by the state of Colorado for interstate shipment. • Substitutions: $50 per head. • Payment: All AMAA past due accounts will be deducted from consignor prior to payment. • Data: Scrotal circumference, WDA and ultrasound data will be made available on every sale bull. • Entries: REMINDER entries no longer have to be sired by a Maine-Anjou bull as long as they still meet all other standing requirements. • Hair Samples: For purposes of parent verification. (At the discretion of AMAA) • Veterinary Service: Will aid at check-in. Consignments suspected of unethical practices will be disqualified. • Semen Test: Every bull 14 months or older at the time of the sale must have a satisfactory semen evaluation. A semen evaluation certificate must accompany the health certificate.

Noteworthy Items & Procedures • Sale order and screening process. - A three man committee will screen all bulls. - EPDs will be provided to the screening committee to be used at their discretion. - Each committee member will be evaluating structural and phenotypic design. - Accumulated points will be used in the process to determine sale order. - The following minimums must be met to be eligible for sale order: • WDA at a minimum of 2.5 lbs. • Scrotal minimum of 28 c.m. on bulls under a year of age and 30 c.m. over a year of age. • The number of bulls sold will not be set at a certain number. • Bulls that accumulate a low point total may be screened from the sale. Entry fees of screened bulls are non-refundable. • Screened bulls will be charged a $60 yard fee to be paid by consignor to the NWSS. • ONly PHA and TH FREE consignments will be sold. • Steve Bonham, Oklahoma, will be the auctioneer.

oFFicial entRY FoRM │ entRY deadline: nov. 15, 2016

Owner: __________________________________________________________ AMAA Number: ___________________________________ Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ City: _____________________________________________________________

State: _____________ Zip Code: ____________

Telephone: ________________________________________________________

Social Security: ____________________________

Animal Name

AMAA#

Birthdate

Birth Wt.

If you wish to submit a short footnote for your entries, please do so on a separate page. Also, if you have a good photo, please submit. Usability will be at the discretion of the AMAA staff. I am a member of the AMAA and I certify that these consignments are in accordance with the rules and regulations governing the Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull and Female Sale. I will not hold the AMAA responsible for any loss or injury to any animals, persons or articles and realize that the AMAA and the National Western are acting only as sponsors for this sale and assume no liability for any accidents, which may occur. I further stipulate that I will make my cattle available for veterinary examinations to check compliance with the sale rules and will not hold the sponsors liable in any

Weaning Wt.

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lab# Status

PHA/TH

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case for enforcement of the rules. Consignments consigned to the National Western AMAA Bright Lights Sale are free of liens and/or mortgages. Signature:______________________________________________________ Total entry fee ($250 per head) _____x $250 =__________________ Send forms, fees and original certificates or applications to: American Maine-Anjou Association 204 Marshall Rd.│ P.O. Box 1100 • Platte City, MO 64079-1100

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41st annual Iowa Beef Expo Maine-Anjou Sale Offering Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer Bulls, Females & Embryos

The Iowa Maine-Anjou Sale is now accepting entries for the 2016 sale. This sale will be an open consignment with all states being invited to consign. Contact Brian Worden for entry information. All entries will be due Nov. 25, 2016.

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Tuesday, February 14, 6:30 p.m. - Walnut Center Silent Auction to support the IJMAA Juniors


SEMEN AVAILABLE!

Cattle available at private treaty!

RBT SPORT ILLUSTRATED RRRC ALLSTAR 612A SIRE: RRRC Sport 701T DAM: DCC 804J DOB: May 21, 2010 REG. # 425792 425792 • 3/4 Maine-Anjou • Light Scurs Homozygous Black • TH/PHA Free BW: 76 lbs. Adj. WW 775 lbs. Adj. YW: 1,390 lbs. CED 12

BW -1.0

WW 33

YW 43

M 24

M&G 40

SIRE: RBT Sport Illustrated 33 DAM: RRRC Erica 192X REG. # 440079 DOB: April 4, 2013 440079 • 5/8 MaineTainer • Polled Homozygous Black • TH/PHA Free BW: 84 lbs. Adj. WW 765 lbs. Adj. YW: 1,176 lbs.

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We All Start Somewhere ... by Stephanie Sindel DILLON DURHAM ...

Named the 2016 Herdsman of the Year at the 2016 National Junior Heifer Show.

2016 Herdsman of the Year Looking back, it’s likely that

we all remember some of our first stock shows. And inevitably, you’ll reminisce about how far you’ve come. The same goes for this year’s Maine-Anjou Herdsman of the Year, Dillon Durham. Growing up in a small town in East-Central, Indiana, Dillon always enjoyed cattle. Although he didn’t show competitively in his early years, he’s always had the desire to learn more about the industry. Growing up, Dillon showed Angus calves that were raised by a local veterinarian. He traded hours of work to pay for the calves that he would show at the Hoosier Beef Congress and their endpoint was his county fair. He and his sister, Danielle, would travel to shows, working together and on show day, their parents would travel to the shows to spectate. Although he had a competitive spirit and put in the hours of work like so many others, he didn’t usually come home with 12

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buckles and banners. But unlike so many others, he didn’t give up on his dreams in the cattle business. We’ve all heard stories about how some of the most successful in the business started at the bottom and never gave up. Those are also the individuals that are generally in for the long-haul because they understand the hard-work and tenacity needed to achieve success with their chosen lifestyle. Upon graduating high school, Dillon worked for his neighbor, Brian Goettemoeller, which is where he credits his passion and learning of Maine-Anjou cattle. “Brian was my biggest influence on being involved with an association and the opportunities that it can provide a breeder and the youth involved,” said Dillon, “And I’m thankful it was the Maines. That’s always where I’ve felt the most at home.” After his time spent at Goettemoeller Show Cattle, Dillon

landed his herdsman career at Green Oak Farms in Ohio, just across the state line from where he grew up. Gale Long, owner of Green Oak Farms, recognized Dillon’s talent and seized the opportunity by hiring him. Upon starting, Dillon was tasked with everything pertaining to the cowherd from breeding and daily management to helping Gale’s granddaughter, Abbie, with her junior heifer projects. Taking charge of a herd took time and patience to get the cattle headed for new goals. It was a little bit of a waiting game to see how the previous year’s breeding decisions panned out and what it would take to successfully market those calves. But when Dillon got the chance to start making the decisions from start to finish, it was an undertaking and made him realize that each and every action has a reaction. Most were huge strides in the right direction,


but there are some that we’ll just leave as “learning opportunities”. The bottom line is that good cattle will sell, no matter how you market them. Creating a year-round opportunity for cattle income helps sustain the operation during the market’s highs and lows. “I learn something new with every calving season,” remarks Dillon, “and I learn a little more with each sale that we have.” Working Together As the herdsman, Dillon strives to provide the Green Oak Farms customers with service that is second-to-none. “When they make a purchase, they’re buying into our program and the experience, and I’m here to make it be the best it can be, no matter their budget or goals.” One of Dillon’s strongest attributes is his willingness to teach others as he learns right alongside them. He has grown the farm’s cowherd numbers, adding to the donor battery and staying competitive in several breeds from both a showring and production standpoint. When the Green Oak Farms crew is at a show, you’ll oftentimes notice that there will be younger kids not just standing chute side while the heifers are being dressed for the show, but they’re right down in the action. Dillon does an incredible job of not just showing their customers and other kids how things are done, but actually includes them along every step of the way. “Dillon is the glue that holds everyone together,” said Ron Kreis, Green Oak Farms customer. “He recognizes each person’s strengths and utilizes them to

make their team the best that it can be. Understanding that each person has their strong suit is key to making each weekend at a show a success for all of the families involved.” The same goes for those that stay back at the farm to get things ready while Dillon has to be gone. Not only being able to manage a

crew while out on the road, but concurrently managing everything that is happening back at the farm takes a crew and constant planning. Being recognized by his fellow herdsman from across the country came as a surprise and was a humbling experience for Dillon. When asked about being chosen as the recipient, Dillon quietly responded, “I sure wasn’t expecting it.” And he was quick to offer his gratitude to Gale Long and the opportunities that have been afforded to him at Green Oak Farms. “Dillon understands where Maine-Anjou cattle are heading and is doing his part as a progressive, young breeder,” said, Lindsey Broek, “he’s exactly the type of person that we want involved in the breed.” As Dillon’s family grows, his two daughters, Milania (4) and Maddalena (newborn) and his girlfriend, Krystal enjoy helping out at the farm and going to shows. “I want to raise them in this industry and surround them with the great people that I’ve gotten to know since I’ve been involved.” Dillon recognizes that the culture of being amongst a group of fellow professionals is like any other business. “We’re competitive, but at the end of the day, we’re family and appreciate each other for our innovativeness in the operations we manage,” said Dillon. “And always know that we’re there for each other.” Going forward, Dillon feels that his responsibility as a fellow herdsman is to keep enthusiasm strong amongst juniors and other breeders by giving back to the association and breed that has done so much for him.

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LSCC Daddy’s Lil Lady 9162W (Sugar)

2014 CWA Senior Champion LSCC Daddy’s Lil Lady 9162W with LSCC Daddy’s Lil Girl 22B at side

The Queen and her heirs...

Sugar is our leading donor...so excited to watch her daughters follow in her footsteps!

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Red & Black Simmental ~ Maine-Anjou


REFERENCE Sire List Updated October 2016 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 50.0 BLACK I67 GOET I-80 400082 PB BLACK I-80 THOR 911 260466 50.0 BLACK 911 AFFLICTION 450045 37.5 BLACK AFFLICTION COWAN’S ALI 4M 307184 PB BLACK ALI FL ALI CLONE 416818 PB BLACK ALI CLONE ALI’S SOLUTION 426328 37.5 BLACK ALI’S SOLUTION BKDJ BACKDRAFT 721J 259706 PB BLACK BACKDRAFT TLM BASIC 962W 400479 PB BLACK BASIC BPF BLACK DIAMON 680U 391096 75.0 BLACK BLACK DIAMOND BLACK LABEL 392387 37.5 BLACK BLACK LABLE BODACIOUS 416348 25.0 BLACK BODACIOUS BOJO 408882 50.0 BLACK BOJO HAA BOLD MOVE 284T 377332 PB BLACK BOLD MOVE BPSL BOOMER 1U 394814 PB BLACK BOOMER TLM BOUNCER 152L 296484 75.0 BLACK BOUNCER GTWY BREATHE EASY 394165 50.0 BLACK BREATHE EASY KBAR CARNEY MAN 879 336867 50.0 BLACK CARNEY MAN CERVEZA 328874 50.0 BLACK CERVEZA CHILL FACTOR 209063 75.0 BLACK CHILL FACTOR GVC CLOSING BELL 10U 390333 75.0 BLACK CLOSING BELL COMFORT ZONE 426594 PB BLACK COMFORT ZONE COWANS SAFE & SAND 438179 50.0 BLACK SAFE & SOUND HAA CROSS ROADS 511S 364618 75.0 BLACK CROSS ROADS CUNIA 11 FB RED/WHITE CUNIA DADDY’S MONEY 427013 75.0 BLACK DADDY’S MONEY DAKOTA GOLD F453348 0.0 DAKOTA GOLD GVC DIGNITARY 4T 377805 PB BLACK DIGNITARY NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 15


NAME REG # DIRECT HIT 54J 267710 NDSC DIRECT WHISKEY 385675 GEF DIRTY HARRY 349907 GEF DIRTY HARRY 2 414998 DISCOVERY 393126 DR WHO 317701 DRAFT PICK 165744 GOET DRIVING 80 443334 GCC ECC DUBAI 56S 372557 BEB EASY MONEY 304540 SAF ELMO 229769 NBH POLLED ENERGIZER 688 242107 EPINAL 25 BK EUCHEE 694N 317870 FJH EXECUTIVE 31C 179117 HAA EXPECTATION 507T 377346 KGST FEAR THIS 227210 ROCKING B FINAL ANSWER 258837 GVC FORTUNE & GLORY 390324 HFM FREE WHISKEY 381925 FRISKEY WHISKEY 440529 FULL FLUSH 314972 WM GENERAL LEE 433175 HF GET IT DONE 343566 NBJ GIGOLO JOE 348170 ROWE GOLD CLUB 98FN 325061 BNWZ GUCCI 703U 389047 FGJ HABANERO 222571 HRF HAIRY 444889 FL HAIRY BEAR CLONE 412889 CMAC HARD CORE 323178 DCC HARD DRIVE 350469 MINN HARD WHISKEY 591Y 418906 HEAT WAVE 401231 FL HEAT WAVE CLONE 416819 MCCF SEBASTIAN 384838 RSCC HIGHLINER 1U 420708 HOLLYWOOD 400197 TJSC HOT COMMODITY 353989 BPJV HOTLINE 292388 LLND HOUDINI ET 209924 BMSC ICE BREAKER 45L 296891 BK ICE PICK 472J 262401 I DELIVER 443964 IRISH WHISKEY 294939 4E IRON MAN 230M 305309 JUST RITE 501M 306588 16

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% 50.0 37.5 75.0 75.0 50.0 37.5 PB PB 75.0 PB PB PB FB PB PB PB 87.5 PB PB 75.0 75.0 25.0 50.0 50.0 PB 75.0 PB 75.0 25.0 50.0 PB PB PB 25.0 25.0 75.0 37.5 37.5 PB PB PB 50.0 PB 75.0 75.0 PB PB

COLOR BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK RED

NICKNAME DIRECT HIT DIRECT WHISKEY DIRTY HARRY DIRTY HARRY 2 DISCOVERY DR WHO DRAFT PICK DRIVING 80 DUBAI EASY MONEY ELMO ENERGIZER EPINAL EUCHEE EXECUTIVE EXPECTATION FEAR THIS FINAL ANSWER FORTUNE & GLORY FREE WHISKEY FRISKEY WHISKEY FULL FLUSH GENERAL LEE GET IT DONE GIGOLO JOE GOLD CLUB GUCCI HABANERO HAIRY HAIRY BEAR (CLONE) HARD CORE HARD DRIVE HARD WHISKEY 591Y HEAT WAVE HEAT WAVE CLONE HITMAN (MCCF) HIGHLINER 1U HOLLYWOOD HOT COMMODITY HOTLINE HOUDINI ICE BREAKER ICE PICK I DELIVER IRISH WHISKEY IRON MAN JUST RITE


NAME REG # GF KADABRA 272991 K&A KASANOVA K1 274594 HALL’S LEGACY PLUS 738G 257903 BK LIFELINE 258J 269331 DMCC LIMITED EDITION 4F 225824 MANCINI MAX B247T 382701 MAN AMONG BOYS 427197 MAN AMONG BOYS 445221 MAN AMONG BOYS 445222 GOET MAINE MAN 409103 NMR MATERNAL MADE 459900 MATERNALLY YOURS 432979 GVC MAVERICK 05U 390328 K&A MAVERICK M16 305387 BPF MERCEDES BENZ 131U 386737 GCC SLC MERGER 459U 391151 FRYE THE MESSENGER 384214 BFW MITTEN MAN Q35P 337392 ADM MR MONEY BAGS 46R 348806 MAJORS MONEY MAN 673J 270242 GCC MR UNTOUCHABLE 423R 351471 NOT AFRAID 416911 HETN NO WORRIES 435803 JJ OKLAHOMA STORM 01R 348066 GEF OPEN BAR 334971 BBR THE OUTSIDER 4A 442030 WAG PAC MAN 410P 344390 PADDY OMALLEY 330356 BLSC PALE FACE 424L 298784 WCC PANORAMA 112T 378345 NAGE PATRIOT 65P 333596 TCTC PATTON 387653 DELL PILLOW TALK 124Y 421964 PISTOL PETE 120327 NBH POLLED ENERGIZER 688 242107 DMCC POLLED PREMIER 18C 184259 ASCC POLYGRAPH 601S 382927 POWER PLANT 84546 PREDATOR 19U 394569 DCC PREMIUM BLEND 47S 365767 READY 2 RUMBLE 433732 READY 2 ROLL 441183 MCF REAL DEAL 71H 250219 BK REMEDY 346R 350654 ROCKY BALBOA 379037 BBR RUMOR MILL 415977 COWANS SAFE & SOUND 116A438179

% 50.0 PB PB PB PB 75.0 25.0 25.0 25.0 PB 50.0 50.0 PB PB 75.0 75.0 62.5 PB 75.0 PB 50.0 37.5 75.0 PB 75.0 50.0 50.0 62.5 50.0 PB 75.0 50.0 50.0 PB PB PB 50.0 PB 75.0 PB 62.5 62.5 PB PB 50.0 50.0 50.0

COLOR BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK OTHER BLACK BLACK BLACK OTHER BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK

NICKNAME KADABRA KASANOVA LEGACY PLUS LIFELINE LIMITED EDITION MANCINI MAN AMONG BOYS MAN AMONG BOYS 1 CLONE MAN AMONG BOYS 2 CLONE MAINE MAN MATERNAL MADE MATERNALLY YOURS MAVERICK MAVERICK MERCEDES BENZ MERGER 459U MESSENGER, THE MITTEN MAN MONEY BAGS MONEY MAN MR UNTOUCHABLE NOT AFRAID NO WORRIES OKLAHOMA STORM OPEN BAR THE OUTSIDER 4A PAC MAN PADDY OMALLEY PALE FACE PANORAMA PATRIOT PATTON PILLOW TALK PISTOL PETE POLLED ENGERGIZER POLLED PREMIER POLYGRAPH POWER PLANT PREDATOR 19U PREMIUM BLEND READY 2 RUMBLE READY TO ROLL (WAS ROAR) REAL DEAL REMEDY ROCKY BALBOA RUMOR MILL SAFE & SOUND 116A NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 17


NAME HCBN 442R HAA SECURITY 255U HAA SHERIFF 506R CAG SHIVER 301R XK SINNATRA 66T BPF SLAM DUNK 78T SMOKIN HOTTIE DCC SMOKIN JOE 157P SLC SOONER 101M GVC SPECIAL DELIVERY 42S MCF THE SPECIALIST 9A74E K&A SPICE 74S GVC STATESMAN 4R ET HAA STOCKMAN 321N EBB STRICTLY BUSINESS WEBR STRIKER 201R DAINES SURVIVOR 128K TLM SYNERGY 835U BIX TAKE CHARGE TEXAS TWISTER MRC THE BACHELOR DCC THE MAN THE RINGER BBR THE OUTSIDER 4A THRILLER TINY TIM LLL TITLEIST BK TOP SECRET K&A TOP SHELF 13T BPF TOTAL PERFECTION CFS TOTAL SOLUTION M21 BKRI TRENDSETTER 501T TLCC TURK S6103 ET CMAC TYSON ET BK UNLIMITED POWER 472 LFCC UNSTOPPABLE KBSC WATERGATE 1W JLL WHISKEY SEVEN BFW WHISKEY FOR MY MEN WHO MADE WHO 411F NAGE WIDE TRACK 94J HAA WISDOM 505S THE WITCH DOCTOR YELLOW JACKET

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REG # 349883 388227 352168 374000 379288 378168 F445229 337244 331256 367181 210036 362225 351746 324455 266091 347402 288705 388733 245129 F427218 328473 264806 371439 442030 402803 411043 249067 387429 375734 443349 340804 377769 361288 364424 390631 415419 401142 350788 321335 306181 260105 364619 169334 357758

% 50.0 PB PB 50.0 PB PB 0.0 PB PB PB PB PB PB PB 75.0 PB 50.0 PB 50.0 0.0 PB 87.5 62.5 50.0 50.0 50.0 PB PB PB 37.5 25.0 50.0 50.0 PB PB 50.0 75.0 75.0 75.0 25.0 PB PB PB 50.0

COLOR BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK OTHER

NICKNAME SECOND TO NONE SECURITY SHERIFF SHIVER SINNATRA SLAM DUNK SMOKIN HOTTIE SMOKIN JOE SOONER SPECIAL DELIVERY SPECIALIST SPICE STATESMAN STOCKMAN STRICTLY BUSINESS STRIKER SURVIVOR SYNERGY TAKE CHARGE TEXAS TWISTER THE BACHELOR THE MAN THE RINGER THE OUTSIDER 4A THRILLER TINY TIM TITLEIST TOP SECRET TOP SHELF TOTAL PERFECTION 65A TOTAL SOLUTION TRENDSETTER TURK TYSON UNLIMITED POWER UNSTOPPABLE WATERGATE WHISKEY 7 WHISKEY FOR MY MEN WHO MADE WHO WIDE TRACK WISDOM WITCH DOCTOR YELLOW JACKET


YELLOW REPO 455395 OTHER BREED/CLUB CALF SIRES ON FILE NAME REG #

BCSN ABOUT TIME BELIEVE IN ME BLEEDING PURPLE CHOPPIN WOOD WNT CARNAC DAKOTA GOLD WAG DRIVER 706T EYE CANDY SAV FINAL ANSWER 0035 FRICTION GCC ALL SNOWED IN 392X HANNIBAL THE HEADLINER BHCS HEAT SEEKER 23 FAIR ITALLIAN STALLIN HAUN JESSE JAMES MANCHILD MCCI THE GOLDEN CHILD LONE RANGER MADE 2 ORDER MEYER RANCH 734 MILK MAN DKAA MY TURN MONOPOLY MONOPOLY MONEY MONOPOLY TWO TAC MONEY SHOT TFR NAUGHTY PINE NORTHERN IMPROVEMENT OHL POINT TAKEN OUTLAW RED DIRT HARVS SALTY DOG SIMPLE MATH SMILIN BOB SOLID GOLD SOUTHERN COMFORT SUNSEEKER STEEL FORCE TEXAS HOLD EM TEXAS TWISTER K&A TROUBADOUR TIGER WOODS TRADING FAVORS WALKIE TALKIE WALKS ALONE OLY WALK THIS WAY TFR YOUNG MONEY

CA301680 CA362775 CA323179 CA370866 CA319122 F453348 SM2411975 CA339630 AN13592905 CA293928 CA351153 CA296986 CA317794 CA259913 CA371026 CA359468 CA316626 CA328216 CA376773 CA369770 SM1390632 CA334046 CA335320 CA334048 CA364541 CA367099 CA334230 CA320797 AN13054003 CA332139 F446714 CA355070 CA345922 CA362617 CA346671 CA350591 F449640 CA300729 SM2340262 CA308451 CA357462 CA347721 CA346283 CA360890 CA367929 CA348625 CA359515 CA377903

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COLOR

0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0

ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA SIMMENTAL ACA ANGUS ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ASA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ANGUS ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA SIMMENTAL ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA

YELLOW REPO NICKNAME

ABOUT TIME BELIEVE IN ME BLEEDING PURPLE CHOPPIN WOOD CARNAC DAKOTA GOLD DRIVER 706T EYE CANDY FINAL ANSWER FRICTION GRIZZLY BEAR HANNIBAL HEADLINER HEAT SEEKER 23 ITALLIAN STALLION JESSE JAMES MANCHILD GOLDEN CHILD LONE RANGER MADE 2 ORDER MEYER RANCH 734 MILK MAN MY TURN MONOPOLY MONOPOLY MONEY MONOPOLY TWO MONEY SHOT NAUGHTY PINE NORTHERN IMPROVEMENT POINT TAKEN OUTLAW RED DIRT SALTY DOG SIMPLE MATH SMILIN BOB SOLID GOLD SOUTHERN COMFORT SUNSEEKER STEEL FORCE TEXAS HOLD EM TEXAS TWISTER TROUBADOUR TIGER WOODS TRADING FAVORS WALKIE TALKIE WALKS ALON WALK THIS WAY YOUNG MONEY

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R

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?

DIGITAL BEEF

1 To login into the Maine-Anjou Digital Beef registry stystem you will start by clicking on “SEARCH TAB� 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 Marcena at Marcena@AMAAPC.com to set up an account or call the AMAA office at (816) 431-9950.

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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.** NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 21


How do I add other breed Pedigrees?

DIGITAL BEEF

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. 22 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016


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.

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How do I register a commercial dam or sire?

DIGITAL BEEF

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. 24

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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.

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DIGITAL BEEF

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. 26 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016


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. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 27


r o i n u JSHOW REPORTS AK-SAR-BEN Omaha, Neb. • Judge: John Rayfield, Texas

Champion MaineTainer Female Jenna Tlach, Prole, Iowa

Reserve MaineTainer Female Kassi Rice, Parkersburg, Iowa

WORLD BEEF EXPO Milwaukee, Wis. • Judge: Mark Hoge, Illinois

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Makenzie Ewalt, Canton, Ill.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Jolene Ebersole, Kellerton, Iowa

Champion MaineTainer Female Jarek Cutler, Trimont, Minn.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Courtney Swalve, Chadwick, Ill.

KEYSTONE INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPO Harrisburg, Pa. • Judge: Matt Leo, California

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Abbie Collins, New Paris, Ohio

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Kinley Kreis, Adamsville, Ohio

Champion MaineTainer Female Samantha VanVorhis, Bowling Green, Ohio

Reserve MaineTainer Female Karli Berkheimer, Mechanicsburg, Pa.

TULSA STATE FAIR Tulsa, Okla. • Judge: Barry Wesner, Indiana

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Chancee Clark, Muldrow, Okla. 28

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Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Will Chrz, Perry, Okla.

Champion MaineTainer Female William Hasenbeck, Elgin, Okla.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Parker Lockhart, Fort Gibson, Okla.


en REPORTS OpSHOW SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR Huron, S.D. • Judge: Chuck Lemenager, Illinois

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Shelby Noteboom, Burbank, S.D.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Justin Ringkob, Lake City, S.D.

Champion MaineTainer Female Lacey Caffee, Wessington Springs, S.D.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Taylin Albrecht, Howard, S.D.

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Jordan Dockter, Twin Brooks, S.D.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Bull Allen Bear, Ree Heights, S.D.

Champion MaineTainer Bull Jake Edleman, Willow Lake, S.D.

Reserve MaineTainer Bull DeJong Ranch, Kennebec, S.D.

WORLD BEEF EXPO Milwaukee, Wis. • Judge: Shane Lindsey, Iowa

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Molly Mormann, Manchester, Iowa

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Krista Zueger, Stockton, Ill.

Champion MaineTainer Female Grady Claussen, Stockton, Iowa

Reserve MaineTainer Female Kyle Hemmersbach, Leaf River, Ill.

Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Stephen Ebersole, Durant, Iowa

Reserve Maine-Anjou Bull Tracy Hirtreiter-Yunk, Brillion, Wis.

Champion MaineTainer Bull Lucas Ebersole, Sterling, Ill.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Alexis Kast, Richland Center, Wis.

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en REPORTS OpSHOW KEYSTONE INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPO Harrisburg, Pa. • Judge: Terry & Candace Muir, Ohio

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Abbie Collins, New Paris, Ohio

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Sara Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa

Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Bernie Blystone, Cambridge Springs, Pa

Champion MaineTainer Bull Bernie Blystone, Cambridge Springs, Pa

Champion MaineTainer Female Samantha VanVorhis, Bowling Green, Ohio

Reserve MaineTainer Female Kathy Lehman, Shelby, Ohio

TULSA STATE FAIR Tulsa, Okla. • Judge: Ashley Judge, Oklahoma

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Ladd Landgraf, Madill, Okla.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Ladd Landgraf, Madill, Okla.

Champion MaineTainer Female Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, Okla.

Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Danny Dupree, Clinton, Okla.

Champion MaineTainer Bull Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, Okla.

Reserve MaineTainer Bull Larahmy Blakley, Oologah, Okla.

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Reserve MaineTainer Female Jace Prough, Altus, Okla.


AMAA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES Annual dues must be paid by Dec. 31, 2016. You must be an active member of the AMAA to register and transfer cattle.

ADULT MEMBERSHIP: $100 JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: $25

The adult membership dues include a subscription to the Voice. Enclose an additional $20 to get the Voice first class.

2016 MAPP INVENTORIES Our 2017 MAPP enrollment opened on Sept.1, 2016 and will remain open until our deadline which is of Dec. 15, 2016 (no later). As there will be no invoice adjustments for 2017, please make sure to complete your inventories by this deadline.

We are asking that you complete your 2017 enrollment online. If you do not have access to a computer, please call our office at 816431-9950 and ask for Donna to request a copy of your inventory to be mailed to you.

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Hard Drive X Lucky Lady - Purebred Maine-Anjou Semen available thru SEK and owners! Bulls & Females for sale!

Ron & Amy Kahl - 2651 Lincold Rd. • Reeds, MO 64859 h (417) 246-5329 • c (417) 850-0705 OR e-mail: kahl4hay@yahoo.com


SOUTH DAKOTA

Al Conover Auctioneer

P.O. Box 9 Baxter, IA 50028 (641) 227-3537 Office (641) 227-3686 Home (641) 227-3792 Fax (515) 491-8078 Cell

Miles & Kim DeJong 31842 DeJong Rd. Kennebec, SD 57544 (605) 869-2329 (605) 222-1292 - Miles cell www.dejongranch.com Visitors welcome! Please no Sunday business

Fred & Joan DeRouchey

1001 Hurst Ave. • Mitchell, SD 57301 Phone: (605) 990-6488 Fax: (605) 990-6489 Mobile: (605) 530-6488 or (605) 530-6489 derouchey@mitchelltelecom.net www.deroucheycattle.com

conover@conoverauction.com www.conoverauction.com

Ron Kreis Auctioneer

(740) 683-3235 • RTKREIS93@GMAIL.COM 2005 World Champion Livestock Auctioneer Specializing in purebred and general livestock auctions

Blane & Cindy Landon, Shayna, Chesney, Cheylee & Shalayne 31164 E. R.S. Rd. - Springfield, SD 57062 Blane 605.464.1187 (c) 605.369.2628 (h) nagelcattle@excite.com - www.nagelcattle.com

AUCTIONEERS/SERVICES

Bill Sheridan Auctioneer (517) 676-9800 740 S. Cedar St. Mason, MI 48854

www.sheridanauctionservice..com

Worthy of Your Confidence STEVE BONHAM AUCTIONEER

Cell | 405.823.2972 Res. | 405.387.3236 Fax | 405.387.2965 1748 South Portland Newcastle, OK 73065 “Your sale is my main concern”

518 Brownstone Dr.

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announcements

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. 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.

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. 34 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

American Maine-Anjou Association P.O. Box 1100 - 204 Marshall Rd. Platte City, MO 64079-1100 AMAA (816) 431-9950 Fax (816) 431-9951 Voice (816) 858-9954 - Fax (816) 858-9953 maine-anjou.org - maine@kc.rr.com

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: Marty Van Vliet, president Alicia Rigdon, 1st vice president Brett Carter, 2nd vice president Cody Tebbenkamp, secretary/treasurer John Griswold, 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 Cory Thomsen - (605) 730-2397 40460 254th St. - Mitchell, SD 57301 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 John Griswold - (405) 780-3300 5922 S. Brush Creek Rd. - Stillwater, OK 74074 Jim Hett - (303) 435-1271 P.O. Box 175 - Roggen, CO 80652 At-Large Cody Tebbenkamp - (660) 641-2671 3705 Forum Blvd., Apt. 818 - Columbia, MO 65203 Jim Opperman - (712) 210-6013 10493 290th St. - Manning, IA 51455 Barry Nowatzke - (219) 872-6218 9335 W. 200 N. - Michigan City, IN 46360


RUSH ORDERS

If you are selling an animal, we ask that you register and transfer the animal in a timely manner to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers they are purchasing from a reputable business person. Rushes will be done in the order received; a rush fee is currently $50 (covers eight head). 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.

TATTOO YEAR LETTERS Tattoo Year Letter for 2013: A Tattoo Year Letter for 2014: B

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 2017: 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 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

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 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 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 35


announcements

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 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 36 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

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.

2016 MAPP

Our 2017 MAPP enrollment opened on September 1, 2016 and will remain open until our deadline which is of December 15, 2016 (no later). As there will be no invoice adjustments for 2017, please make sure to complete your inventories by this deadline. We are asking that you complete your 2017 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.

ATTENTION AMAA MEMBERSHIP

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

At-Large

• 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 Kassi Rice At-Large Director Greetings to all from Iowa! My name is Kassi Rice and I am currently serving as your At-Large director on the junior board. I am super excited to have been elected to represent this fantastic breed. I look forward to making an impact and being a role model in the lives of our juniors, just as previous board members have been for me. As summer has come to an end and fall is in full swing, I hope everyone is enjoying it as much as I am. The leaves are beginning to change color, harvest, football and of course the hunt for “the next great one” have all begun. Sitting here writing this junior update has made me realize just how fast the past years have gone and my dream of becoming a board member is finally reality. I can’t thank those who have gotten me where I am enough. We truly have something special and a wonderful “family” in the Maine-Anjou breed. To all the younger members, take full advantage of the opportunities given to you and don’t blink, people aren’t kidding when they say time flies. As the state fairs are wrapping up, people will be headed to the American Royal and Louisville, I want to wish everyone the best of luck and I look forward to catching up with everyone soon! The N.A.I.L.E. is the site for the national show so be sure to get your entries submitted. Just a reminder the junior board is currently selling day ads for the 2017 Maine-Anjou calendar. We are also currently selling raffle tickets for a seven night hotel stay at the hotel headquarters at the 2017 junior national in Hutchinson, Kan. If you are interested in purchasing an ad or a raffle ticket please feel free to contact the AMAA or any junior board member. All proceeds for both of these go towards the 2107 junior national. So, mark your calendars and get your reservations made for June 23-30 Hutchinson, Kan! Don’t hesitate to give myself or any of the junior board members a call or text if there is anything we can do for you! Wishing everyone a safe, successful and happy fall.

mAine-AnJou roYALtY

• Queen

Adelyda Ebersole, Iowa

• Princess

Morayah Cupp, Nebraska Parker Garrett, Oklahoma

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Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD):

What does it mean for cattle producers?

On January 1, 2017 medically important antibiotics administered through cattle feed will require a veterinary feed directive (VFD) in accordance to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The objective of this article is to describe how cattle producers may be affected by VFDs. First, medically important antibiotics include tetracyclines and macrolides as a few examples relevant to cattle production. Second, injectable antibiotics are unaffected by the VFD. Third, producers are not losing access to feed-grade antibiotics, but the usage will require a veterinary prescription (VFD) and the scope of usage will become more limited than previously. Guidance for Industry #213 indicated removing the performance use of medically important antibiotics from approved labels; however the therapeutic uses for disease treatment, control, and prevention will still be allowed through the use of a VFD after January 1, 38 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016

2017. An example of disease treatment of feed-grade antibiotics is tilmicosin, which is already approved in-feed to control bovine respiratory disease (BRD) after 10% of the group have been diagnosed with BRD and requires a VFD to administer. A VFD is a written statement (electronic or paper form) which authorizes the manufacture and consumption of a feed containing a medically important antibiotic. The VFD will need to be kept on record for a minimum of two years for the producer, feed distributor, and veterinarian. The VFD includes information about the producer, veterinarian, expiration date, name of the drug(s) approved for use, indication for use, approximate number of animals to be fed by expiration date of VFD, concentration of drug(s), duration of use, and withdrawal time. The reason the FDA is attempting to ensure appropriate antibiotic use is performed in food animals is to curb antibiotic

resistance development in bacteria potentially be exposed to humans. It is the responsibility of all cattle producers and veterinarians to responsibly use antibiotics to maintain access and efficacy of antibiotic use. A valid Veterinary Client Patient Relationship (VCPR) is required for a veterinarian to be able to issue a VFD. Definition of a valid VCPR is determined by each state veterinary board, but generally consists of the veterinarian being familiar with the practices performed on the operation, knowledge of diagnosis methods performed, available for necessary follow-up care, and licensed in the state where the producer is located. Consultation with a veterinarian will determine the need for a VFD. The veterinarian may consider several things before issuing the VFD including: 1) alternative cattle management strategies available to reduce antibiotic usage, 2) non-antibiotic alternatives available to use for


Contributed by Veterinary Research and Consulting Services (VRCS)

control or prevention measures, 3) efficacy of the antibiotic in the feed relative to the disease challenge status in the animals, 4) withdrawal time of antibiotic prior to slaughter, and 5) matching the prescribed use of the antibiotic with the approved label specifications. Chlortetracycline (CTC) is commonly used in mineral or feed products for cow-calf operations for BRD treatment and anaplasmosis prevention. The use of CTC for treatment of BRD and anaplasmosis prevention will remain an approved use; however drug concentrations will need to be performed according to label. It is important to note that extralabel use is currently not permitted for feed-grade antibiotics and will remain unlawful under the VFD regulations. An example of this is the use of CTC through the feed to treat an outbreak of foot rot or pinkeye as CTC is not labelled for the treatment of these diseases. Tylosin is an antibiotic used in rations of feedlot calves to reduce the incidence of liver abscesses. The use of tylosin alone or with any combination of other feed additives will require a VFD. Melengestrol acetate (MGA) is used to suppress estrus in heifers and increase feed efficiency. MGA can also be used in estrus synchronization protocols. The use of MGA alone will not require a VFD since MGA is a hormone and not an antibiotic. Ionophores are

commonly used to increase feed efficiency in calves and prevention and control of coccidiosis. The medically important antibiotics for humans currently does not include ionophores (monensin, lasalocid, and laidlomycin propionate). Therefore, a VFD will not be required to use ionophores in the feed; however if ionophores are fed in combination with any antibiotic requiring a VFD, the combination feed product will need a VFD to administer such as monensin and tylosin combination; however, monensin is not currently approved to be fed in combination with CTC. Despite using each product for the designated individual labelled applications, this is unlawful. The two feed-grade products must be additionally approved and labelled to be fed in combination. The use of VFDs may or may not have impact on production practices performed; however Veterinary Research & Consulting Services recommends using this time to consult with a veterinarian and review production practices performed to identify methods to make improvements for your operation. An opportunity may exist to identify changes in practices to reduce the need of antibiotics and improve the health and performance of cattle. It is important to abide by the product labels for responsible use of antibiotics. Consultation with a veterinarian is recommended to determine necessary steps

to prepare for VFDs for your operation. Veterinary Research & Consulting Services would be available to assist in identifying a local veterinarian or further discussing VFDs, and we can be contacted by email at maine@ amaapc.com. References Apley, M. 2015. Feedlot pharmaceutical documentation: protocols, prescriptions, and veterinary feed directives. Vet Clin North Am Food Anim Pract. Bigler, L. 2015. Understanding the veterinary feed directive. Range Beef Cow Symposium FDA. 2003. Guidance for Industry #152: Evaluating the safety of antimicrobial new animal drugs with regard to their microbiological effects on bacterial of human health concern. FDA. 2013. Guidance for Industry #213 The judicious use of medically important antimicrobial drugs in food producing animals. FDA. 2015. Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). Newport, A. 2015. Here are practical answers to your VFD questions. http://www. cattlenetwork.com/advice-andtips/cowcalf-producer/here-arepractical-answers-your-vfdquestions. Pyatt, N.. 2016. Veterinary feed directive (VFD) and its practical considerations for the beef industry. J Anim Sci. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2016 39


ChamPION maINE sTEEr, 2016 OyE BPF DrIvE ON DrIvEr

3/4 maine sired by ali

she is the dam to Lautner Farms aI sire BPF Drive On Drive and the Champion maine steer, 2016 OyE.

shE sELLs DECEmBEr 3 - DuNLaP, Ia

PB hereford sired by reload

she is the dam to BPF Cotton 518C a top selling heifer at $12,000 from our 2015 TOE sale.

BPF COTTON 518C

maineTainer sired by Dr Who

she is the grandam to Lautner Farms aI sire I-80 who’s dam is BPF miley 80T.

DeCeMbeR 3, 2016 - DunLap, IOwa

be sure to join us in Dunlap, Ia on Saturday, December 3 for our Cow Herd Reduction Sale. as we move to our headquarters in Texas, we have decided to down size the herd to better fit our new location. as a result, we are offering for sale the top end of our pROVen donor herd & up and coming young females. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you to acquire proven producers to move your program forward. nowhere else will you find these high caliber genetics to sell in one location.

BPF mILEy 80T

PB angus sired by TC Gridmaker

she is the dam to the popular aI sire & National Champion BPF Beast.

CaLL TO RequeST a SaLe CaTaLOG TODay!

Bushy Park Farm

40281 260th Street • Mitchell, SD 57301 Fax: 605-996-0721 • Steve Robinson, Owner Cory Thomsen, General Manager, 605-730-2397 Collin Langston, Show & Sale Cattle, 260-224-8379

On-line at: www.bpfcc.com. Visitors always welcome! BPF BEasT

BPF Cow Herd Reduction Sale - 12.03.16 - Dunlap, IA

Maine Anjou Voice - November/December