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Volume 24 No. 1 Spring - March 2013


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EDJE TECHNOLOGIES Publisher & Editor HAYLEY CARRAWAY MOSS Production Manager 1005 S. Jefferson Indianola, IA 50125 (866) 839-3353 Phone (515) 961-9698 Fax email: pinzgauer@edje.com

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Officers

Lisa Wamsley President Kim Paul Vice President Harriet Thoms Treasurer Diana Beckius Secretary

DONNA LANEY (503) 651-2559

Directors

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PAM SHAY-BRYANT 2670 Old Wash. Rd (615) 696-0056 Cedar Hill, TN 37032 JERRY De Smidt N 912 Hill Rd (920) 833-9772 Pulaski, WI 54162 Bob Kesler

W 6265 Old Hwy Rd Menasha, WI 54952

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2013 Standing Committees

Youth - Harriet Thoms, Rachel Erikson Scholarship - Lisa Wamsley, Mary Ann Meredith, Todd Andreshak Grievance - Clayton Haskell Import/Export - Mike Foshee National Show - Dan Hunsberger, Harriet Thoms, Jack Fairchild, Ruth Adams, Jerry DeSmidt, Lisa Wamsley Performance - Clayton Haskell Rules & Bylaws - Mike Foshee, Barb Schmock, Bob Kesler, Phil Peoples, Kathy Dombrowski Open & Junior Show Rules - Dan Hunsberger, Kim Paul, Kathy Dombrowski Website - Lisa Wamsley, Kathy Dombrowski Promotion - Jerry DeSmidt, Bob Kesler Are you and Active Member?

Are you an Active Member? The kind that would be missed? Or, are you just contented that your name is on the list? Do you attend the meetings and mingle with the flock? Or, do you stay at home to criticize and knock? Do you take an active part to help the work along? Or, are you satisfied to be the kind that just belong? Do you ever voluntarily help at the guiding stick? Or, leave the work to just a few and talk about the clique? Come to the meetings often and help with hand and heart Don’t be just a member but take an active part. Think this over, Member----You know right from wrong Are you an active member Or, do you just belong? Author Unknown


It’s the Pitts

In This Issue....

Counterfeit Cowboys FEATURES : Herd Infertility Cases . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 By Duane Mickelsen, DVM Breed Standard 2013 Revision . . . . . . 14 Decision Making. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15 By Bill Croushore, DVM Replacement Heifers: A New Herd or a Bigger Cost? . . . . . . 16 By Dr. John Comerford Semen & Embryo Buying Guide. . . . . . . 17

Departments : pinzgauer OUTLOOK. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 PINZGAUER PEOPLE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 Have you herd?. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 THE JUNIOR GAZETTE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 advertisers index . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26

by Lee Pitts

You sure do see a lot of folks who were raised on pavement trying to look and act like cowboys and cowgirls. Us cowboys are all so cool who can really blame them? There are sure signs of counterfeit cowboys, such as no spur marks on their Ugg Boots or flip flops, and a flat saddle tied on to a miniature horse. But in some cases it’s harder to tell, so here’s a little guide that will help you sort out the cowboys from the folks whose only encounter with cows is the calf slobber (what my Grandpa called cream) they put in their Starbucks double latte frappacinos. Or whatever. If they use words like paradigm, stakeholders, outside the box, certificate of deposit, box spring and mattress, or sommelier... they aren’t a cowboy. If they wear things like a crash helmet in the shape of a Stetson or Resistol, wing tips, cummerbund, tie, fedora, soccer jersey, or anything designed by Paris Hilton, Calvin Klein, Gloria Vanderbilt or Versace... they are definitely not a cowboy. If they shop in Victoria’s Secret, jewelry shops, Tofu for Less, Rodeo Drive, or Bichon Frises R Us... they aren’t a cowboy. (Places they do shop include gas stations, saddleries, truck stops, and Goodwill Industries.) If you look in their saddle bags, or on their saddle, and find sunscreen, an umbrella, GPS, paperback by Danielle Steele, little cute dog dressed in clothes, cup holder, New York Times, makeup kit or tofu trail mix... they aren’t a cowboy. A real cowboy wouldn’t be caught dead driving a Beamer, tractor, Rolls Royce (except if it’s an old one used to feed cows) or Smart Car. (No room for their hat.) The only vehicle a real cowboy will be caught dead in is a pickup or a hearse. If they eat ratatouille, vichyssoise, matzo balls, chicken, vegetarian lasagna, their dog or their horse... they are definitely not cowboy material. Real cowboys don’t vacation in The Hampton’s, LA, Paris, Manhattan (unless it’s the one in Kansas), Palm Beach, North Beach, or the nude beach. (Cowboys are generally shy creatures). If they’ve ever watched on television Project Runway, lacrosse, soap operas (unless the star is a horse), Dance Moms, or anything on HGTV... they aren’t a cowboy. If you hear them call their dog Eudora, Darnell, Moonbeam, Sky, Tabitha, Tamsey, Tiffany or World Peace... they aren’t a cowboy. They are for sure NOT a cowboy if they say... “I just can’t wait for the next Woody Allen Movie to come out.” “I sure wish they’d move the NFR to San Francisco.” “The arugula is crisp but the radicchio is a bit limp.” “Hey honey, did you remember to renew our PETA membership?” “I find it simply awesome that the boss man has redecorated the bunkhouse with bunk bed futons, French wallpaper, brand new duvets and matching dust ruffles.” “Darling, you simply must read Joan Didion’s new book.” “Who is Luke Branquinho?” “Do these riding pants make my thighs look fat?” “Does that come with a matching Ascot?” “Oh, I’d die to have the recipe for your fabulous gazpacho!” “My next truck is going to be a Prius.” “I wonder what Martha Stewart would do?” “I’m so excited. When we go out with the wagon for our Spring work our new cookie will be a New York sushi chef who has promised there’ll be no biscuits and gravy or chicken fried steak. And on Mondays we’ll all go meatless. Isn’t that simply divine?” “I sure do miss Oprah.”

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Pinzgauer Outlook President’s Message Wow what a great semen auction the Midwest Association put on again this year. Chairman, Mike Foshee, did an outstanding job

organizing and reporting on the event. Donations were received from t e Kenneth Ruth, Twin Brook Farms, Brian Braun, Rick Boyer, Lazy g Don’t for ! s e W Farms, Red Hill Dairy, Circle S Stock Farm, Jim Ray, and the calv those good r te is g e Schmidts. Buyers for the 2013 Auction included Buttercup Beef, Mike r to Miller, Greg Starr, Nathan Hacker, Gary Vondrachek, Bob Kesler, ves r 2009 cal fo ’ ‘W r e Woodhaven, Jeff Cunningham, and Red-Hill Dairy. A special thank you tt Use the le alves c 0 1 0 2 r to all who participated. The most wonderful part of all of this is that all er ‘X’ fo Use the lett s ve al c 1 1 0 2 money raised goes directly to the APA and Midwest Scholarship Funds. er ‘Y’ for Use the lett s ve Speaking of scholarships, now is a great time for all of you high school 0 1 2 cal er ‘Z’ for 2 Use the lett seniors and college students to start working on your application. s alve for 20 1 3 c ’ ‘A r e tt le Hopefully by now all of you have sent in your dues for 2013 and your Use the available re a s rm o f herd inventories. We are working hard to maintain an accurate breed Registration : e it s b we registry. If you haven’t paid your dues you will no longer receive the on the APA rg Pinzgauer Journal unless you pay the yearly magazine fee. The APA rs.o www.pinzgaue Board is looking at several different registry options in an attempt to . I A. y an re fo cut costs and to provide a wider range of services to our members. We be DNA typed be st mu s l ul B . I A. : will let you know as soon as decisions are made because if we move our Remember be DNA mbryo calves must E d. re te s gi re be registry there will be a down time and we don’t want anyone to be caught calves can tered. s gi re be n ca ey off guard. I regularly send out emails to update members, if you haven’t typed before th gotten any please send me your email address so that I can add you to my list. Finally, the 2013 National Junior and Open Shows will be in Sedalia, MO August 16-18. The host hotel is the Best Western, Sedalia and we have a room block for $128.99 per night. The banquet will be Saturday, August 17th at 6pm at the Best Western. We haven’t received a schedule from the show yet but the junior show will be on Friday and the open show on Saturday and we’ll fill in the meeting time from there. We will post more info as it becomes available. Hope to see you there!

Lisa

gertngauers@yahoo.com

Treasurer’s Report There continues to be a decrease in registrations and transfers. Memberships are not on the rise either. We have done well controlling our costs, but still need to generate some cash flow. The financial committee met a few times to brain storm, but many of the ideas were voted down by the APA Board Members. We are going to try to implement a Catch Up Program and also introduce some new APA apparel.

Diana

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Pinzgauer People Midwest Board Of Directors Diana Beckius (President) Bob Kesler (Vice President) Char Page (Secretary) Jerry De Smdit Rachael Harmann Barb Schmoock Mike Foshee *Jessie Jansen (Treasurer) *appointed Treasurer

bovineandequine@dishmail.net robertkesler@att.net twinbrooksfarm@yahoo.com jwoodhaven@aol.com rerickson87@gmail.com buttercupbeef@gmail.com, redhilldairy@charter.net, jessica@jansens.us

Top row: Bob Kesler, Diana Beckius, Mike Foshee Bottom row: Char Page, Rachael Harmann, Barb Schmoock, Jerry DeSmidt

Mike Foshee

Howdy! My name is Mike Foshee and I am running for the American Pinzgauer Association Board for the 2012 election. I have been in and around the Pinzgauer breed since 1975 when I was discharged from the United States Air Force. I followed them while attending The Ohio State University and actually was able to see a couple of the founding imported sires, such as Trailblazer. It was not until the year 2000 I got serious about adding beef as part of our dairy operation. Our founding animals were purchased from High Point Ranch and over the next five years a few animals from other herds from Texas to Tennessee were added. I immediately began purchasing semen to AI our Pinzgauers and as of today our inventory exceeds sixty different Pinzgauer bulls. In 2007 I imported two bulls from Austria. As I write this, I am waiting on a Canadian semen import shipment to arrive. Since genetics seems to be my love, I have assisted many breeders in the Midwest Pinzgauer Association expand their semen inventory or obtain a tank and start a semen inventory. I have conducted two semen auctions for the Midwest Pinzgauer Association in which the proceeds have gone to the Midwest Youth and the APA Scholarship fund. I will be conducting another semen auction January 2013 as well as conducting the silent auction for the 2013 National Pinzgauer Show in which a few bulls will be offered at that time as well. I have been a board member for the Midwest Pinzgauer Association. Other board’s I have served on are: The Milwaulkee Milk Producers Cooperative and Roads to Freedom (a 501 3C), which served the mentally and physically impaired. I am running for the Board because I have been asked to do so. I believe it is a privilege to sit on any boards, not just the APA board. If I did not have the enthusiasm for this breed and the personal desire to see this registry expand and become more of a member friendly organization, I simply would not run. Along with my daughter Jill, we have been compiling a Pinzgauer Bull Stud Reference Guide (which many producers have had a chance to see). Recently I have been asked to oversee the DNA testing results of our breed. At our house, it is always Pinzgauers. Please consider me when you cast your vote.

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HaveRegyou ? ional News It has been bitterly cold & snowy in the Midwest, but that doesn’t slow us down. The first weekend in December we were at the Badger Kickoff Classic in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Juniors sure have fun no matter where Midwest they go! They are a hoot to watch! We are a very active region. We have already had many Region 2013 committee & board meetings....not to mention our Annual Winter Get Together. That party has grown by leaps & bounds! This year it had its usual great food, hot tubs, and company, but we added raffles and semen tanks to the mix. Man, there sure were a lot of smiles that day! In September, we had given ourselves a mission statement of “2013... the year of growth.” Well, Eric & Rachel Harmann of Lakeshore Show Cattle took that to heat, they are expecting their first little show person in August. Samantha Erickson of Erickson Pinzgauer Farm will have her bundle of joy in June. Stay in tune with the Midwest, we have a busy spring & summer planned.

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Herd Infertility Cases By: Duane Mickelsen, DVM

I realize that most all of you breeders only own a few head of cows. Most of my beef clients have herds of 150 to 2500 head of cows over the years. I hope you can gain some good information as I discuss some of the more interesting herd infertility cases that I have encountered over the past 43 years of veterinary practice primarily in beef cattle herd health. One just encountered a few months ago and others many years ago. They are all relevant to small herds as well. Case #1: In this case the herd size was 650 head of cows in which the owner palpated his own cows and determined which were pregnant and which were not. He had been doing this for around 40 years on and off. He contacted me because he was concerned that he may have trichomoniasis because I had diagnosed this thirty years prior in his area. I asked him if he still had the cows that he had called non-pregnant (open) and he said that he did and would prefer that I come and palpate them. I palpated 55 cows and 23 head of heifers and found that 24 of the 55 cows were actually pregnant. Twenty of these were less than three months pregnant but 4 were 3 to 6 months pregnant and only 31 were actually open cows. Of these one had an involuting uterus suggesting she had sloughed a calf (aborted) which often times happens in a herd of cows following working through chutes or transporting from one destination to another. This is a result of increased levels of cortisol from stress. Of the remaining thirty head 14 were cycling (fig. 1 ovary with a corpus luteum) and 16 were not (fig. 2 ovaries with no palpable

Figure 1 Figure 2

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structures). The cycling cows that were not pregnant indicate to me that there is most likely a bull problem. These bulls had not been semen tested previously and so I suggested this be done before the next breeding season, the non-cycling cows were mostly three year olds that had just raised a calf and were putting most of their energy into raising a calf and therefore were thinner (low body condition scores) and is related to inadequate nutrition. A previous study, that I published in the American Veterinary Medical Journal in 1978, showed that about 96 percent of cows between the ages of 4 to 9 were pregnant whereas only 75% of those three and younger were pregnant. The body condition scores of the older cows was usually 5 to 7 during the breeding season compared to 3 to 5 (fig. 3) for

Figure 3

the younger aged group. Most of this was because the younger group was still growing while trying to raise a calf at the same time. The older cows have matured and it was easier for them to maintain their body condition throughout the year. Also older cows will dominate the feed supply and so it is recommended that the younger heifers and cows be fed separately from the older animals. In palpating the 23 heifers that were called non-pregnant by the owner, fourteen (61%) were actually pregnant. Twelve were less than 3 months and two were actually five months pregnant. Unless the entire uterus is palpated the embryo, fetus or cotyledons will actually be missed and the pregnancy missed. Of the 9 open heifers, 7 were not cycling which would suggest that they matured later than those that became pregnant. The cause of this could be two-fold. The most likely cause is small testicles of the sire of the heifers. It has been shown that the larger testicle bulls get more cows pregnant because of the increased semen capacity and that their heifer off-spring mature earlier than heifers sired by small testicle bulls. That is why Brahma, Wagyu, Texas Longhorn, Saler and Limousin, cattle mature later than Pinzgauer and Angus. Figure 4 illustrates three bulls: the one on the left has small testicles and should be culled because he will have less sperm capacity and his heifers would


Figure 4

that measure 32cm+, have good motility with 70% , or better, morphologically normal sperm. If it is a two-year old bull then I like them to have 36cm+ scrotal size. Case #2: In a herd of 1500 head of commercial cows the complaint was that the pregnancy rates had decreased from 95% to 75% over the past three years. I found 400 open cows. Most of the open cows were cycling as indicated by a corpus luteum on their ovaries (see figure 2) and about ten had pyometra (fig. 7) which is pus in the uterus. Now when

Figure 7 mature much later than the average. The bull on the right is alright for a yearling bull but the testicles on the middle bull should be the norm for two year and older bulls because they hang away from the body and allow cooling of the sperm manufacturing plant. The average size testicles for a yearling bull measure 32 centimeters or more. Often Pinzgauers will have 34 cm testicles, or greater, as yearlings. For each one centimeter over 32 their heifer offspring will mature four days earlier. So if a bull has 38 cm testicles as a yearling his heifers will mature 24 days sooner than the average bull which should be a selling factor when marketing breeding bulls. The breeding soundness evaluation of a bull includes palpation and measuring the testicles (fig. 5), collecting

Figure 5

you think of pus you usually think of a stinking mess but with trichomoniasis the pus smells like, and looks like, potato soup. When you take some of this pus and look under a microscope you find the organism in figure 8 which is a mobile protozoa that causes infertility in cattle and is now seen over a large

Figure 8

semen and evaluating motility and morphology of the sperm. The sperm in figure 6 include a normal spermatozoa in the

Figure 6

middle, a secondary abnormality (bent tail on top) which occurs after collection or during storage in the epididymis. The abnormal sperm is on the bottom left and is a primary abnormality indicating damage during processing inside the testicles. I like to see a yearling bull with well shaped testicles

part of the United States. I first diagnosed it in Washington, Oregon and Montana in 1978. It is usually spread by older bulls because they have deeper penile crypts and harbor the organism from one breeding season to the next. Cows on the other hand will usually clear themselves of infection in 3 to 3 ½ months. In fact we took these 400 open cows and put them in with virgin bulls 4-to 4 ½ months later. Sixty days later I palpated the cows and found 92% were now pregnant and when we cultured the bulls over half of the virgin two-year old bulls were infected with the organism. This showed us that the cows became immune but the bulls became infected. Younger bulls may shed the organism over a period of time but bulls ages 4 and older usually do not eliminate the organism and are the problem. We usually recommend that the herd cull all open cows and continued on next page

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inued Herd Infertility Cases cont

those cows that do not calve because abortion and pyometra can occur. Then they should start with virgin bulls and obtain more virgin bulls every two years for several years until the herd returns to normal. There is a trich vaccine which does not prevent the disease but does help in recovery of the herd back to normal. Rigid culling has worked well in most of the herds that I have diagnosed trich in. I have seen similar incidences of this disease in herds of 350 head in Montana, 500 head in Oregon and two more cases in Washington with 900 and 650 head of cows each. So when you see pregnancy rates drop from 95% to 75% and have to buy new bulls every two years you can see the expense involved when this disease spreads. Case #3 This was a herd of about 500 head of cattle in Eastern Oregon owned by another veterinarian who was concerned about a number of heifers not cycling like they should. They were mostly Herefords and we palpated about 50 head of them and found the majority were not cycling and both ovaries were static, as in figure 2. We more, or less, ruled out nutrition as a cause of the failure to cycle as would be the case in most herds because the body condition scores of the heifers was mostly in the 5 and 6 range indicating that they should be cycling. We also noticed that since they were Herefords that the reddish color of the cattle was more of yellow to light orange hair coat so we extracted blood from several of the heifers and ran copper levels on them and found about half of the samples were in the low range of what normal copper levels should be. The owner decided to inject the heifers with Multimin which is a copper , zinc and selenium supplement and he said that it did increase pregnancy rates the following year. Also he injected the calves at weaning and said that he had less sick calves because it is supposed to boost the immune system and therefore increase weights of the calves when given prior to weaning. Case #4 I have been asked to palpate several herds that thought they may have trichomoniasis but instead the problem is usually nutrition. In several herds with pregnancies lower than 90% there are two factors that I have previously mentioned and that is when you find cycling non-pregnant cows the usual problem is bull infertility as discussed in case #1. Most of the cows in these herds were not cycling which usually means inadequate nutrition. Most of the time the biggest problem is usually is in the heifers which calve at the age of two and if they are not in real good body condition the calf will take a lot of milk and the heifer will draw energy sources from the mother’s fat reserves to produce milk. Quite often we see 25-to 30% of heifers open after the breeding season and weaning their first calf. These heifers usually have palpable ovaries like seen in figure #2 because they milk first and cycle only if there is enough energy reserve, or adequate feed. Many times the heifers are fed with the older cows (fig. 9) and the older, more dominant cows, will get the best feed keeping the more timid heifers away from the feed and they are only allowed to the feed

Figure 9

when the cows are full or move away from the feed source. Therefore, the recommendation is to feed the heifers separate from the cows so that they get adequate feed and reach a body condition score of 5 to 7 by the time they calve so that they may cycle by 60-90 days after calving. For heifers, I usually recommend creep feeding their calves with free choice rolled oats and maybe a little protein supplement. This allows the calves to get adequate energy and they will grow better and require less milk from the heifers which will allow them to breed back sooner. In this particular herd of 150 head of first-calf heifers we were able to increase the pregnancy rates by 20% in those that were separated from the rest of the herd and calves given creep feed supplement. I think that you can see that the three biggest problems that I have dealt with that have the greatest economic impact are #1 nutrition which causes the most cows to be non-pregnant, or delays in getting pregnant; #2 is trichomoniasis in the Western United States and #3 is sub-fertile bulls. Number one can be dealt with by not holding back giving the best feed at all times, especially in the younger females; semen testing bulls for fertility and at the same time doing a diagnostic test for trichomoniasis, especially in bulls three and older. I recently read that pregnancy testing beef cows pays big dividends. With hay and grain prices at historic highs, the cost of feeding open cows has a greater impact on profitability than ever before. Producers can expect hay costs to total at least $225 to feed a cow for 5 months. To sell open cows and replace them with pregnant commercial cows can be done with only an extra $100-300 over the market price of an average market cow. Also, it should be noted from Case #1 that pregnancy examination should be carried out by a reliable veterinarian who has had much experience in the art of rectal palpation or ultra sound.

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The Junior Gazette

n December 1st and 2nd the Badger Kickoff Classic was held in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Once again this year we had beautiful weather. Although we had no snow, it did sprinkle a few times. Overall it was a lovely 2012 Badger Kickoff Classic. Congratulations to all the winners and thank you to all the juniors who participated at the show; Lauryn Hacker, Pearl Franke, Emma Leis, Mark Leis, Gloria Kesler, Kylee Beckius, Nick Curtin, and Stephanie Page. The Midwest Pinzgauer holiday party was held on January 12th in Portage, Wisconsin. There was pot luck with a ton of great food and a raffle. I would like to thank everyone who donated prizes for the raffle. One of the prizes drew a lot of attention and created many new ideas. “Bling Ear Tags” for the cattle. What a new fashion statement for the New Year. After stuffing our faces and waiting for our names to be called, everyone had a fun time in the pool. It is always nice seeing everyone and having a fun time relaxing. On February 15th and 16th, the Wisconsin Cattlemen’s Conference was held at the Wintergreen Resort in Wisconsin Dells, Wisconsin. The seminars are always informative and entertaining.

Our January Semen Auction is over. Thank you to Mike Foshee for organizing this year’s auction. It was another successful auction. The money will be going into the national funds and the Midwest district funds. Also, thank you to everyone who participated in either purchasing or donating semen. As winter comes to an end and spring time arrives it is time to pick out the new show babies and remember it’s not a hobby it’s a lifestyle “parents raise livestock and livestock raise kids.” – Anonymous Also as spring arrives the juniors will need to start getting their resumes ready for the Royalty contest. The contest will be held in March and the results will be given in June at the junior show. Our junior show will be held in Seymour, Wisconsin June 1st. In the past our junior show has been on Sunday, however, this year the junior show will be held Saturday afternoon after the open show. I hope to see everyone there.

Stephanie Page Midwest Junior Reporter

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Breed Standard 2013 Revision Approved on February 23, 2013 but will in no way affect the 2013 National Show

The Pinzgauer breed of cattle is an ancient Austrian Alpine breed. The coat color is naturally black or red with its unique white markings. The breed can be either horned or polled. The Pinzgauer is a moderate sized breed with heavy bone structure. It has great body length, a moderate to heavy dewlap, dark hooves with a docile disposition. All Pinzgauers have the breed-typical white pattern in common: a broad white stripe lengthwise along the whole back. The abdomen, chest, udder, and tail are white as well. Head Bulls 1. Masculine but proportionate to body 2. Wide muzzle 3. Wide and open nostrils 4. Good width between the eyes Females 1. Feminine, refined but proportionate to body 2. Wide muzzle 3. Wide and open nostrils 4. Clean throat latch and jaws Discriminations 1. Short, dished face 2. Long, narrow face Neck Bulls 1. Medium to long in length 2. Moderate crest and dewlap development 3. Muscular, blends smoothly into body Females 1. Medium to long in length 2. Moderate dewlap development 3. Clean cut, blends smoothly into the body Discriminations 1. Thick, coarse necked cows 2. Thick necked bulls 3. Excessive Crest in bulls 4. Clean dewlap area in cows Shoulders and Forearms Bulls 1. Well- muscled, smooth, masculine 2. Thickly muscled with definition of forearm muscling Females 1. Smooth and moderately muscled 2. A cleaner, less wasty front end, blending smoothly into the rest of the body Discriminations 1. Loose open shoulders 2. Lack of muscling on forearm 3. Overly excessive heavy brisket in cows Chest Bulls and Females 1. Full and wide chest floor 2. Full heart girth with ample capacity Discriminations 1. Protruding and/or heavy brisket 2. Pinched or narrow heart girth 3. Narrow chest floor 14 The Pinzgauer Journal - March 2013

Back and Ribs Bulls and Females 1. Long back with natural thickness down top 2. Ribs well sprung from backbone, well arched with good length to give good depth of body and capacity Discriminations 1. Short middle or short coupling, cobby 2. Tight ribs and middle giving appearance of a barrel belly 3. Weak or easy topline 4. Hump back Hindquarters Bulls and Females 1. Tail Head smoothly attached 2. Rump long, naturally thick, moderate slope from hook to pins Discriminations 1. Extremely sloping rump 2. Extreme muscle definition 3. Completely level or flat rump(in females) indicating excessive fat deposits around reproduction organs Round and Twist Bulls 1. Thick and deep, meeting well down to the hocks 2. Long with well developed stifle, muscle extending well into flank Females 1. Deep and full quarters Discriminations 1. Shallow round or twist lacking natural thickness 2. Excessive muscling in cows and/or coarseness 3. Any indication of double muscling in bulls or cows Udder Females 1. Showing ample capacity 2. High attachment, extending forward and upward in rear 3. Four teats moderate in size and placed proportionately under the udder Discriminations 1. Pendulous Udder 2. Fleshy udder 3. Large or uneven teats 4. Less than four teats Testicles Bulls 1. Well developed and proportionate in size Discriminations 1. Small or under-developed testicles Legs Bulls and Females 1. Length proportionate to animal 2. Well boned or heavy boned 3. Straight and correctly placed


Discriminations 1. Crooked front legs 2. Weak pastern 3. Excessive set to hocks (cow hocked) 4. Post-legged, absence of any set to hocks 5. Fine boned Overall 1. Hide to be loose and pliable 2. Cows – feminine and angular 3. Bulls – masculine, virile , high libido 4. Disposition – mild 5. Size---medium to large for age, fast gaining 6. Hair – short, straight, slick coat 7. Color: A. Base color to be Black or Red B. The ideal Pinzgauer marking would be to have the base color to continue unbroken forward of the hind quarter C. White on the leg should not extend more than halfway between the knee and hoof, dark hoof is desirable. D. Tail – 50% white or more with a white switch. Markings - Discriminations Bulls and Females 1. Face: White spot(s) or white faced

2. Less than 50% white tail and/or non- white switch 3. One white leg or more 4. Any base color other than Black or Red Discrimination: the use of this term for the Breed Standard is to be applied to the show ring first and foremost. All things being equal, animals exhibiting any of the listed discriminations will be downgraded in the show ring. The APA realizes the complexity of the genetic markings involved with the Pinzgauer breed, however, it is desirable that breeders follow the Standard as closely as possible in their breeding program. Disqualification: the use of this term for the Breed Standard will mean disqualified from the show ring. It is the goal that each and every breeder selectively breed against any disqualifying trait. 1. Any extreme manifestations of discriminations or combinations of discriminations that will be a definite detriment to the improvement of the Pinzgauer Breed. 2. Inherited deformities, such as (but not limited to): Hernia, Cryptorchidism, wry nose, wry tail, double muscling, malformed genetalia, undershot or overshot jaw, dwarfism, etc.

Decision Making The role of the veterinarian has traditionally been limited to fixing broken animals. For the last 20 years or so, increasing emphasis has been placed on proactive roles for the veterinarian, such as preventative medicine and maximizing profitability through sound decision making. As margins on farms continue to get squeezed, there are more people taking a different look at traditional ways of doing things. For example, on dairy herds that raise their own replacement heifers, the cost of raising them currently exceeds their actual value if they were to be sold outright. Some people are considering giving up rearing their replacements altogether and purchasing them as needed. On the surface, it looks like an easy decision to buy replacements for $1,400 that cost $1,800 to raise. Decisions like these require careful consideration. For every decision like this, there are multiple variables that could impact the end result. For example, a dairy farmer may save several thousand dollars today in replacement costs, but the decision may cost him even more if the replacements he buys show up at the farm with contagious diseases. Or, maybe the replacements weren’t raised properly and don’t produce milk to their potential. These decisions shouldn’t be limited to herd based decisions, obviously. Veterinarians have been helping with these decisions on an individual animal basis for as long as there have been veterinarians. When presented with a sick animal, consideration must always be given to the animal’s actual value, the potential value of the product, be it meat, milk or offspring, and the probability of success or failure of whatever treatment is being considered. The vast majority of decisions made like this are rooted in economics. Occasionally, there is a sacred cow (pet), whose value is more than just economic. In these cases, economic consequences are never a part of the decision making process.

By: Bill Croushore, DVM

Some of these decisions require more information than may be apparent at first glance. Commercial beef farmers know this all too well in the present economic climate. Feeder calves are at historic highs and it appears that there is room for growth. This makes every calf born even more valuable. Careful attention during calving could pay real dividends if it results in even one less stillborn calf. Scours prevention and appropriate treatment also may add substantially to your bottom line. Feed costs, unfortunately, are also at historic highs. $7.00 plus corn and hay at $200 per ton make informed decision making even more important. What do you think it costs to winter an open cow? Let’s make some decisions. You can expect an open cow to eat about 2% of her body weight a day in hay. A 1,100 pound cow will eat about 22# of hay a day. From Nov 1 until May 31, she will eat about 4600 pounds of hay. At $200 per ton, that’s $460 worth of hay. Obviously, it makes a lot of sense to pregnancy check the cows and sell the open ones, if for no other reason than to save on feed costs. It also allows the cow calf operator to cash in earlier on these cows and avoid all the risk of wintering them. Whenever faced with an economic decision, I always try to ask myself what consequence the decision would bring about. For example, if a faced with a sick animal, the decision to run a diagnostic test invariably comes up. When the test results come back, what impact will it have on the decision making process. If it won’t alter the decision, then the test shouldn’t be run. Farms are businesses just like any other and farms that aren’t run like a business are an expensive hobby. That’s not meant to insult hobby farmers; I’m one myself, but recognize that profitable farms require more than hard work. They require sound, rational decision making. The Pinzgauer Journal - March 2013 15


Replacement Heifers: A New Herd or a Bigger Cost?

By: Dr. John Comerford - Penn State Department of Animal Science

Reprinted with permission from Lancaster Farming

What does it cost to get the first calf across the scales from a heifer? Just add it up: almost 2 years of better feed, a smaller sale weight, heifers that did not get bred after being fed for 6-9 months, usually 2 in 10 heifers that will not breed back after the first calf, and other issues. Legitimate current values put the cost at about $1200$1500. If not your own heifers, what are the alternatives? The first alternative is replacing cows with mature cows. The genetic improvement may be slowed, but locating cows that have a good health history, have been confirmed bred, and have several calves left in them can reduce calving problems, overcome some health issues, do not require separate bulls or feeding facilities, can produce calves without a loss in weaning weight, and have a better chance of rebreeding. One good source of these cows is production sales from purebred breeders who will market healthy, functional cows in an effort to speed up genetic change in their herds. A second alternative is to have the heifers raised, developed, and bred by someone who can specialize in this type of program. Just such a program is available in Pennsylvania with the Pennsylvania Heifer Development Program which is a joint venture of Penn State Animal Science Extension and the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture Livestock Evaluation Center. Heifers of any breed are consigned to the program from farms across the Northeast, delivered in October, fed rations designed to provide growth without excessive condition (usually 100% grass/alfalfa baleage), synchronized, bred by artificial insemination to the owner’s choice of bulls, and then returned to the farm. Now in its third year, the record shows 95% of the heifers have been bred, 66% were bred to timed AI with no heat checking, and the total cost averaged $500$600 per heifer. For most producers, an honest evaluation of your costs to do the same at home are about the same-without the labor and facility needs. Replacement heifers do not come without a cost, and there are alternatives for small breeders to improve their herds and their bottom line by selling their heifers at weaning.

One important goal of breeding beef cattle is the production of heifers that will form the next generation of genetics in the herd. However, for many smaller breeders there are some distinct reasons why growing, developing, and breeding heifers may be costly. Of course, there are always excuses why a breeder does not want to buy replacement heifers: they are somebody else’s culls, they can bring disease to my farm, how do I know they will perform as well as the ones I raise, and so forth. Some of the reasons are valid. In the beef market today it is difficult to find heifers in many areas with herds being rebuilt. But there are always other considerations to successfully create replacement heifers: • They require separate feed and facilities • We should only project 90% of them to get bred, but all 100% have incurred costs. • They will probably need a different bull and breeding program. • Some of them may die before they are bred or calve. • They take more time to watch at calving because they have more calving problems. • It costs more to feed them • They wean lighter calves • Fewer of them get rebred after the first calf • There are fewer calves to sell in the fall • Cannot maximize the use of hybrid vigor in a breeding program • You give up about a third of your annual income compared to selling weaned calves In a study some years ago, Lemenager and Smith (1980) showed the importance of proper nutritional development of heifers: Table 1. The Influence of Nutrition on Lifetime Performance of Weaned Heifers Item Grain Addition to Hay 0 3 lbs. 6 lbs. Initial wt. 496 502 493 ADG-winter .07 .5 .8 Breeding wt. 506 577 613 Conception rate 69.2 73.9 83.5 Rebred at 2 yrs. Old 67.3 75.4 87.1 Calf weaning wt. 405 433 443 The cost of heifers does not end with more expensive feed, more labor, separate feeding facilities, smaller calves, and more open cows. Some recent studies conducted in Nebraska and Montana have shown Nature is at work with heifers. These studies have demonstrated “fetal programming.” That is, when a cow or heifer has a depleted plane of nutrition while pregnant with a female calf, that female calf will subsequently have a lower reproductive rate. It is Nature’s way of adjusting the population to the environment. 16 The Pinzgauer Journal - March 2013


2013 Pinzgauer Semen & Embryo Buying Guide

2013 Semen Available

4HBar Pride - DOB 12-7 -1997 Sire is Closin Time out of Sign of the Time and weaning weights are +12. Price per unit: $10/unit or $5 for 20 or more Seller’s comments: I inheritied this semen with my tank and can not use it all so offering bargain prices. Contact Person: Twin Brooks Farm- Barry, Charlotte, & Stephanie Page (608) 528-4671 3C Big Kahuna 5028321 FB - Horned, DOB: 10/3/03 Sire: Eikon Dam: FF Dream Two EPDS (Acc): Birth: 0.4 (.39), Wean: 6.7 (.14), Milk:-2.0 (.10), M&G:1.3, Yrlng: 10.0 (.10) Price per unit: $30/straw, $25 each for 10 straws per bull, $20 each for 20 straws per bull. Seller’s comments: 2005 National Reserve Grand Champion. Grand Champion 2005 SLE Montgomery, AL; Grand Champion 2004 Georgia National Fair, Perry, GA. Has the 1996 National Grand Champion Bull (Valen Time) on both sides of his pedigree. Very smooth shoulders, correct frame, long spine, wide top, clean sheath and a very gently disposition. Great calves with refined heads and dark color, high gainers, lots of muscle. Tested 2 stars for quality, 3 stars for tenderness, and 6 stars for feed efficiency. Contact Person: Ken Paul at Circle P Pinzgauers 512-446-4141 www.texascirclep.com AMVA Jim Dandy 5008648 FB - Horned, DOB: 2/21/90

Sire: HRPR Private Reserve EPDS (Acc): Birth: 2.5 (43), Wean: -8.2 (.26), Milk:1.9 (.14), M&G: -2.3, Yrlng: -14.2 (.18) Price per unit: $ 10/unit, minimum 10 units Seller’s comments: Jim throws exceptionally clean and smooth front ends with a minimum white, small heads, good butts. Contact Person: Ben Ames at Ames Mtn View Acres 360/291-0010 or 360/520-4341 benspinz@peoplepc.com

Circle S Challenger. Polled Fullblood. DOB: 9/2/10 Sire: CPP Orion (by True Grit) Very Muscular, Sound, Polled Fullblood. $28/Straw Circle S Stock Farms www.circlesstockfarms.homestead.com 608-587-2737 or 608-587-2234 bovineandequine@dishmail.net

CLC Yukon PFM 952 4910061 FB - Horned, DOB: 2/2/85 Sire: Gates EPDS (Acc): Birth: 2.7 (.55), Wean: 0.1 (.53), Milk: -1.3 (.21), M&G: -1.2, Yrlng: 1.0 (.27) Price per unit: $ 30/straw; $25 each/10 straws/sire; $20 each/20+ straws/sire Seller’s comments: Easy calving, long bodied, feminine progeny from this great sire. Exportable semen. Contact Person: Gary & Donna Smith at Diamond T Cattle 403/556-2290 diamondt@airenet.com CPP Shooter

5030706 FB – Horned, DOB: 9/25/06 Sire: Komet Supreme PEM 62, Dam: Karman Oak CW 31X EPDS (Acc): Price per unit: $30/straw, $25 each for 10 straws per bull, $20 each for 20 straws per bull. Seller’s Comments: Rare bloodlines that are an outcross to many Pinzgauer cattle in a bull that possesses great muscling, long spine, wide top, good feet and good structure. Progeny have excellent growth characteristics, wide tops, nice fronts, plenty of muscle and rib. Produces beautiful heifers. Very Gentle. Contact Person: Ken Paul at Circle P Pinzgauers, 512-446-4141, pinz@texascirclep.com, www.texascirclep.com.

CPP The Rock 5028491 FB - Horned, DOB: 3/13/04

Sire: FF Honky Tonk Dam: DSP Miss Maggie Mae (Smooth Polled) EPDS (Acc): Not available from APA Price per unit: ($30/straw, $25 each for 10 straws per bull, $20 each for 20 straws per bull Seller’s comments: 2006 National Grand Champion, long neck, wide top, square frame, and tremendous volume. Has a very gentle disposition. Throws growthy, eye catching calves that are structurally correct with clean fronts and small heads. Sire of the 2007 National Grand Champion Female and Supreme Female CPP Pebbles. Tested two stars for tenderness and one star for marbling. Contact Person: Ken Paul at Circle P Pinzgauers 512-446-4141 www.texascirclep.com

Diamond T Commando 5024402 FB - Horned, DOB: 2/20/97

Sire: Concorde EPDS (Acc): Birth: 1.6 (.62), Wean: 7.5 (.09), Milk: -4.0 (.08), M&G:-0.3, Yrlng: 10.9(.07) Price per unit: $ 25/unit, Minimum # of units: 10 Seller’s comments: Moderate framed, long, thick and very correct. Produces great females, including the 2002 Reserve Grand Champion Female, Carmen. Sire of the 2004 National Champion Bull, Sir AJPR Commando’s Pride. Contact Person: Woodie Talbot at Hi Point Ranch 903/628-6209

Diamond T Foxy GDS 55Y FB - Horned, DOB: 2/10/89

Sire: Fox EPDS (Acc): Not available from APA Price per unit: $ 30/straw; $25 each/10 straws/sire; $20 each/20+ straws/sire Seller’s comments: Large framed, long, thick and very correct. Top performing bull out of 20 head in the 1989 Pinzgauer bull test; indexed 123 in 141 day test with A.D.G of 3.75 pounds. Contact Person: Gary & Donna Smith at Diamond T Cattle 403/556-2290 diamondt@airenet.com

Diamond T Gaines 5020025 FB - Horned, DOB: 3/10/92 Sire: Diamond T Gordie GDS118 EPDS (Acc): Birth: 1.7 (.19), Wean: 9.2 (.14), Milk: -5 (.08), M&G: -0.4, Yrlng: 13.3 (.09) Price per unit: $ 30/straw; $25 each/10 straws/sire; $20 each/20+ straws/sire Seller’s comments: The 1997 Canadian Show Sire of the Year. Sire of many champions. Can be used on first calf heifers. Diamond T Gaines is a medium framed, thick muscled bull. His progeny possess the growthiness and thickness required for the industry today. Exportable semen. Contact Person: Gary & Donna Smith at Diamond T Cattle 403/556-2290 diamondt@airenet.com Diamond T Grand Slam

5027470 FB--Horned DOB: 03/02/02 Sire: Diamond T G-Force Dam: Diamond Juanita EPD’s Birth: 0.3 Wean: 2 Milk: 2 M&G: -3 Yrlng: -2 Price per unit: $20.00 per unit minimum 10 units Seller’s comments: Slam has produced calves that have thickness and style. This is your chance to get some of the great G-Force influence along with a total outcross on the dams side. Contact Person: Woodhaven Jerry DeSmidt or Jake Hendzel 920-833-9772, jwoodhaven@aol.com or www.woodhavenpoultry.com

Diamond T Justin 5015314 FB - Horned, DOB: 1/11/92 Sire: Hawk PBL 8J EPDS (Acc): Birth: -1.4 (.23), Wean: -2.0 (15), Milk: 1.2 (13), M&G: 0.2, Yrlng: -1.5 (13) Price per unit: $ 10/unit, minimum 10 units Seller’s comments: This carcass bull’s calves show an exceptional rate of gain with quality. A steer won OSU Futurity with 5lb per day on feed. Contact Person: Ben Ames at Ames Mtn View Acres 360/291-0010 or 360/520-4341 benspinz@peoplepc.com FF Honky Tonk 5025710 FB – Horned, DOB: 2/2/00 Sire: EX Awesome Saber, Dam: HPR Klassy Kassi EPDS (Acc): Birth: 1.2 (P+), Wean: -1 (P), Milk: -2 (P), M&G: -2, Yrlng: 0 (P) Price per unit: $30/straw, $25 each for 10 straws per bull, $20 each for 20 straws per bull. Seller’s Comments: National Reserve Grand Champion in 2001, moderate frame, correct structure, good muscle. Sire of the 2006 National Grand Champion bull CPP The Rock. Very gentle disposition. Progeny have nice birth weights, small heads, cleaner fronts, and a good amount of red color. Tested two stars for tenderness. Contact Person: Ken Paul at Circle P Pinzgauers, 512-446-4141, pinz@texascirclep.com, www.texascirclep.com. FF Knight Time 5021116 FB - Horned, DOB: 10/15/96 Sire: Valen Time EPDS (Acc): Birth: 1.8 (.70), Wean: 10.4 (.23), Milk: -0.5 (.15), M&G: 4.7, Yrlng: 17.7 (.15) Price per unit: $ 25/unit Minimum # of units: 10 Seller’s comments: Easy calver, small calves, well marked, dark in color and growthy. Contact Person: Woodie Talbot at Hi Point Ranch 903/628-6209 Heartland Beau HLH 502F 1002865 PB 95% - Horned,

DOB: 1/6/96 Sire: Heartland Sambo EPDS (Acc): Not Available from APA Price per unit: $ 25/unit Minimum # of units: 10 Seller’s comments: Birthweight 88 lbs., born unassisted to a first calf heifer. Super thick and very clean fronted. Exportable to U.S. Contact Person: Howard Hixt at Heartland Ranch 403/947-2043 HLhixt@aol.com

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Heartland Sambo HLH 1D 1002563 PB 95% - Horned

DOB: 1/16/94 Sire: Diamond T Klein EPDS (Acc): Not Available from APA Price per unit: $ 30/unit Minimum # of units: 10 Seller’s comments: 1998 Canadian Show Sire of the Year. Calving ease sire. Birthweight 78lb. Thick and structurally correct offspring. Contact Person: Howard Hixt at Heartland Ranch 403/ 947-2043 HLhixt@aol.com

Magnum RTG 58J (CAN) PFM 1984 FB - Horned, DOB: 2/16/99 Sire: Winchester RTG PFM 1712 EPDS (Acc): Birth: -0.6 (.11), Wean: -1.4 (.05), Milk:-1.9 (.05), M&G: -2.5, Yrlng: -2.4 (.05) Price per unit: $ 30/straw; $25 each/10 straws/sire; $20 each/20+ straws/sire Seller’s comments: Easy calver, heifer-safe, white remover, moderate sized, highly refined daughters with perfect udders. Contact Person: Gary & Donna Smith at Diamond T Cattle 403/556-2290 diamondt@airenet.com

HPR Eikon’s Legacy 5028559 FB--Horned DOB: 01/11/04 Sire: Eikon Dam: HPR Mando’s Halle EPD’s Birth: 0.7 Wean: 0 Milk: 3 M&G: 3 Yrlng: 0 Price per unit: $20.00 per unit minimum 10 units Seller’s comments: This Eikon son has structural correctness and Moderate frame size. He brings together the genetics of two great bloodlines –Eikon- and a Commando daughter on the dam’s side. A great sire for small calves. Contact Person: Woodhaven Jerry DeSmidt or Jake Hendzel 920-833-9772, jwoodhaven@aol.com or www.woodhavenpoultry.com

Mr. Oak 172Y 5008617 FB - Horned DOB: 8/1/1989 Sire: Mr. Oak 172U EPD’s (Acc): Birth: 1.9(.79), Wean: 17(.33), Milk: -2(.16), M&G: 7, Yrling: 26(.17) Price per unit: $15/unit, minimum 10 units. Seller’s comments: Two time Grand National Champion. Produces outstanding show quality cattle. Contact Person: Rick or Donna Boyer (360) 482-5818 or boyerboys@centurytel.net

HPR Knight’s Logan 5026380 FB – Horned DOB: 11/10/00

Sire: FF Knight Time Dam: HPR Lady Elise EPDS (ACC): Birth: 1.6 (.35) Wean: 10.2 (.15) Milk: -0.3 (.11) M&G: 4.8 Yearling: 15.5 (.10) 2007 Sire Summary Price per unit: $30/unit Seller’s comments: Sire of the 2011 & 2012 National Champion Bull. 2005 National Premiere Sire. Long bodied, thick muscled and dark red in color. Very docile. Calves are thick muscled and clean fronted. Easy caving bull. 2-Star GeneSTAR tenderness tested. Picture in Bull Directory. Contact Person: Clayton Haskell at Pleasant River Farm 207/892-5396 prfpinz@myfairpoint.net

Kadet WT 12P Reg. # 212410 Born: March 3, 1982 Sire: King WT 3L Dam: Blazer’s Joy SPB Bt. Wt.: 115 lbs. Trait: EPD(1998) Acc BW -0.1 .34 WW 1 .16 YW 1 .13 Milk -1 .12 M&G -1 Price per unit: $20 Description: Kadet is a horned fullblood. Phone: 406-453-0374 • 1-800-227-8774 web universalsemensales.com • email: unisemen@universalsemensales.com Klay Reg. # 05013990 Born: April 25, 1989

Sire: Kannon WT 10T Dam: Liberty TMT 908R Bt. Wt.: 82 lbs. Wn. Wt.: 658 lbs. Yrlg. Wt.: 1,200 lbs Mature Wt.: 2,200 lbs. Trait: EPD(1998) Acc BW 2.5 .61 WW 0 .38 YW 0 .18 Milk -2 .12 M&G -2 Price per unit: $20 Description: Klay is a smooth, well muscled bull with a lot of natural thickness. He is clean fronted with a small head and his calves are coming easily. Klay was Grand Champion at the 1990 and 1991 Calgary International Stock Show Pinzgauer Show and Grand Champion 1990 and Reserve Champion 1991 at the Edmonton Farm Fair. A son of the great Liberty cow, Klay is a plus for most breeding programs. Phone: 406-453-0374 • 1-800-227-8774 web universalsemensales.com • email: unisemen@universalsemensales.com

PPB Anne’s Mr. “T” 5030652 FB – Horned, DOB: 12-20-06 Sire: Tyro Canadian #3 EPDS: Birth: -.4 (P), Wean: -3 (P), Milk: -2 (P), Tot Mat: -4, Yrlng: -3 (P) Price per unit: $40./straw, no minimum Seller’s Comments: Sire is the famous Canadian Tyrol born in Austria in 1971. Tyrol was one of the Foundation Bulls first imported into Canada. He is known world-wide for his calving ease. Contact Person: Darryl or Janet Polzin, Polzin Pinzgauer Byre, 920-468-7915 e-mail polzinpinzgauers@sbcglobal.net or visit www.polzinpinzgauerbeef.com PPB Commando’s Friendship 5029125 FB - Horned, DOB: 8/11/04

Sire: Diamond T Commando EPDS (Acc): Birth: 4.2 (.31), Wean: 6.0 (.08), Milk: -1.4 (.07), M&G: 1.6, Yrlng: 10.0 (.07) Price per unit: $ 20/unit minimum 5 units Seller’s comments: 2005 World Beef Expo Grand Champion. Great results on first calf heifers and cross-breeding. Sire of the 2007 National Reserve Champion and Sire of the 2008 World Beef Expo Champion Male and Female. Contact Person: Darryl or Janet Polzin, Polzin Pinzgauer Byre, 920-468-7915 e-mail polzinpinzgauers@sbcglobal.net or visit www.polzinpinzgauerbeef.com

PPB Commando’s Competition 5032962 Austrian FB – Horned, DOB: 8-25-10 Sire: Diamond “T” Commando EPDS: Available from APA or Polzin Price per unit: $20./straw (5 straw minimum) Seller’s Comments: Dam is Woltan’s Jada out of HPR Knight’s Joyce. Offspring can be seen on our Web site. Contact Person: Darryl or Janet Polzin, Polzin Pinzgauer Byre, 920-468-7915 e-mail polzinpinzgauers@sbcglobal.net or visit www.polzinpinzgauerbeef.com PPB Freedom’s Flip

5031987 FB – Horned DOB 4-30-08 Sire: PPB AnnaMae’s Freedom EPDS: Available from APA Price per unit: $20./straw (5 straw minimum) Seller’s Comments: Flip is a Right Time grandson with Commando, Olie, Valentine, And Hi Cotton blood. He is tall & lengthy. Contact Person: Contact Person: Darryl or Janet Polzin, Polzin Pinzgauer Byre, 920-468-7915 e-mail: polzinpinzgauers@sbcglobal.net or visit www.polzinpinzgauerbeef.com

KMF Alex 5033054 Austrian Fullblood DOB 5//8/03

Lots of dark red, very little white. Good first time heifer bull $15/straw Lazy W Farms 936/443-9205 gertngauers@yahoo.com

Knockout WT 12R 5001147 FB - Horned, DOB: 5/22/83 Sire: King WT 3L EPDS (Acc): Birth: 1.0 (.75), Wean: 20.0 (.44), Milk: -3.4 (.28), M&G: 6.5, Yrlng: 28.2 (.26) Price per unit: $ 10/unit Minimum # of units: 10 Seller’s comments: Small to moderate size calves. Dark, flashy, growthy, good disposition. Contact Person: Woodie Talbot at Hi Point Ranch 903/628-6209 Kount WT 2L 0000204 FB - Horned, DOB: 8/12/79

Sire: Kanalta EPDS (Acc): Birth: 1.0 (.84), Wean: 14.2 (.53), Milk:- 5.6 (.30), M&G: 1.5, Yrlng: 18.1 (.30) Price per unit: $ 5/unit Minimum # of units: 10 Seller’s comments: Small to moderate size calves. Dark, flashy, good legs and rear end. Excellent disposition. Contact Person: Woodie Talbot at Hi Point Ranch 903/628-6209

PPB Freedom’s Flipper 5031988 FB – Horned. DOB 5-16-08 Sire: PPB Anna Mae’s Freedom EPDS: Available from APA Price per unit: $20./straw (5 straw minimum) Seller’s Comments: Flipper is the son of eye catching PPB Honky Tonk’s Paula. His scrotum circumference measured 43 cms.at 1 Year. Contact Person: Darryl or Janet Polzin, Polzin Pinzgauer Byre, 920-468-7915 e-mail: polzinpinzgauers@sbcglobal.net or visit www.polzinpinzgauerbeef.com

PPB Santos II Duce 5032620 Austrian FB – Horned, DOB: 9-5-09 Sire: Santos II SN 1P EPDS: Available from APA or Polzin Price per unit: $20./straw (5 straw minimum) Seller Comments: Awesome beef sire. Offspring are pictured on our web site Contact Person: Darryl or Janet Polzin, Polzin Pinzgauer Byre, 920-468-7915 e-mail polzinpinzgauers@sbcglobal.net or visit www.polzinpinzgauerbeef.com

NOTE: The EPDs were provided by the American Pinzgauer Association. Please note that the comments on each listing have been provided by the sellers and The Pinzgauer Journal is unable to take responsibility for any claims.

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PPB Wotan’s Tanner

5030875 FB-Horned DOB:04/23/07 Sire: Wotan Canadian #4 EPDS (Acc): Birth 1.0(P) Wean: 9(P) Milk:-1(P) M&G:4, Yrling 20(P) Price Per Unit: $20 Per Straw Seller’s Comments: Son of the Original Wotan. Tanner is thick muscled and dark red in color. Safe on first calf Heifers and outstnading weaning weights. Excellent Disposition. Contact:Contact Person: Darryl or Janet Polzin, Polzin Pinzgauer Byre, 920-468-7915 e-mail: polzinpinzgauers@sbcglobal.net or visit www.polzinpinzgauerbeef.com

PPB DeeDe’s Deesel 5033505 Austrian FB – Horned, DOB 7-9-11

Sire: Hawk PIM 19 APA 11 EPDS: Available from APA or Polzin Price per unit: $20.00 Seller’s Comments: Lengthly and dark. Offspring are pictured on our web site. Contact Person: Darryl or Janet Polzin, Polzin Pinzgauer Byre, 920-468-7915 Email: polzinpinzgauers@sbcglobal.net www.polzinpinzgauerbeef.com

PPB Anna Mae’s Freedom 5030600 Austrian FB - Horned, DOB 6-14-06 Sire: Sir AJPR Olie EPDS: Available from APA or Polzin Price per unit: $20.00 Seller’s Comments:Tremendous longevity, still breeding in 2013. Sire is a two-time National Grand Champion. Dam is a World Beef Expo Grand Champion . Contact Person: Darryl or Janet Polzin, Polzin Pinzgauer Byre, 920-468-7915 Email: polzinpinzgauers@sbcglobal.net www.polzinpinzgauerbeef.com PPB Tanner’s Jonathon 5033504 Austrian FB – Horned, DOB 10-19-11

Sire: PPB Wotan’s Tanner EPDS: Available from APA or Polzin Price per unit: $20.00 Seller’s Comments: Currently breeding an all Black Angus herd in Nebrasksa Contact Person: Darryl and Janet Polzin, Polzin Pinzgauer Byre, 920-468-7915 Email: polzinpinzgauers@sbcglobal.net www.polzinpinzgauerbeef.com

PPB Santo’s II Perfection 5033343 Austrian FB – Horned,

DOB 6-15-11 Sire: Santos II SN 1P EPDS: Available from APA, CLRA or Polzin Price per unit: $20.00 Seller’s Comments: Long and Dark. Sire was born and raised in Canada Contact Person: Darryl or Janet Polzin, Polzin Pinzgauer Byre, 920-468-7915 Email: polzinpinzgauers@sbcglobal.net www.polzinpinzgauerbeef.com

PRF Piper 5030060 PB 99% - Polled DOB: 10/06/05 Sire: HPR Knight’s Logan Dam: Diamond INV Paulette GDS EPDS (ACC): Birth: 0.4 (P) Wean: 4 (P) Milk: -2 (P) M&G: 0 Yearling: 6 (P) 2007 Sire Summary Price: $20/unit Seller’s comments: Polled. Moderate framed, thick and correct. Very docile. Son of the Diamond T ‘Paulette’ Cow family Contact Person: Clayton Haskell at Pleasant River Farm 207-892-5396 prfpinz@ myfairpoint.net PRF Sir Red 03M 5027274 PB 99% - Polled DOB: 2/8/02 Sire: Magnum Dam: Diamond INV Paulette GDS EPDS (ACC) Birth –3.4 (.27) Wean: -3 (.7) Milk: -2 (.5) M&G: -4 Yearling: -4 (.7) 2007 Sire Summary Price: $15/unit Seller’s comments: Polled. Moderate framed. Son of the Diamond T ‘Paulette’ cow family Contact Person: Clayton Haskell at Pleasant River Farm 207-892-5396 prfpinz@myfairpoint.net PRF Big Bucks

5030061 FB - Horned DOB: 1/13/06 Sire: Valen Time Dam: Heartland G-Listen EPDS (ACC) Birth: 1.2 (P) Wean: 3 (P) Milk: -2 (P) M&G: -1 Yearling: 5 (P) 207 Sire Summary Price: $30/unit Sellers comments: Long bodied, thick muscled and dark red in color. Son of 2 National Champions! Picture in Bull Directory. Contact Person: Clayton Haskell at Pleasant River Farm 207-892-5396 prfpinz@myfairpoint.net

Renegade 1000120 FB - Horned, DOB: 1/9/78

Sire: Red Raider EPDS (Acc): Birth: 2.1 (.73), Wean: 6.1 (.28), Milk: -2.9 (..22), M&G: 0.2, Yrlng:10.7 (.23) Price per unit: $ 10/unit Minimum # of units: 10 Seller’s comments: Length and thickness, medium red, well marked, excellent mother cows. Contact Person: Woodie Talbot at Hi Point Ranch 903/628-6209

Retlaw Jake Reg. # PFM 1000520

Sire: Kadet WT 12P Dam: Lazy Maple Jana RJL 1K Price per unit: $20 Description: Jake adds length, height and eye appeal. He was Grand Champion at several Canadian shows in 1985 and 1986, from the Calgary Stampede to Agribition in Regina. He has sired several show winning heifers. Phone: 406-453-0374 • 1-800-227-8774 web universalsemensales.com • email: unisemen@universalsemensales.com

SIR AJPR “O” MEGA

5029883 FB--Horned DOB: 08/01/05 Sire: Sir AJPR Olie Dam: Diamond Katrina EPD’s Birth: 0.3 Wean: 3 Milk: -1 M&G: 0 Yrlng: 4 Price per unit: $30.00 per unit minimum 10 units Seller’s comments: 2007 National Champion Bull. Sire of the 2012 National Champion & Reserve National Champion Females. He has a moderate birth weight with fast growing calves with lots of muscle. A great choice for producing the extra special show cattle. Contact Person: Woodhaven Jerry DeSmidt or Jake Hendzel 920-833-9772, jwoodhaven@aol.com or www.woodhavenpoultry.com

Sir Brownie PFM 1143 5014159 FB - Horned, DOB: 3/16/91

Sire: Downtown Brown EPDS (Acc): Birth: -1.3 (.55), Wean: -0.2 (.17), Milk: -4.7 (.12), M&G: -4.8, Yrlng: -2.0(.12) Price per unit: $ 30/straw; $25 each/10 straws/sire; $20 each/20+ straws/sire Seller’s comments: This bull has been used extensively on first calf heifers at Diamond T. Exportable semen. Contact Person: Gary & Donna Smith at Diamond T Cattle 403/556-2290 diamondt@airenet.com

Sir Charles 5016531 FB - Horned, DOB: 4/27/94 Sire: Ladislov

EPDS (Acc): Birth: 2.2 (.68), Wean: 4.4 (.16), Milk: -0.1 (.13), M&G: 2.1, Yrlng: 4.0 (.13) Price per unit: $ 30/unit Seller’s comments: Easy calver, heifer safe, high weaning weight calves. Contact Person: Donna Laney at Cygnet Group, Inc. 503/651-2417 cygnet@web-ster.com

Springer Reg. # 5 (US) Reg. # 6 (Canada) Born: March 8, 1972 Sire: Sperber Dam: Stolz Price per unit: $10 2 Yr. Wt.: 1,830 lbs. German Import Trait: EPD(1998) Acc BW 2.3 .94 WW 9 .74 YW 14 .68 Milk 11 .72 M&G 16 Description: Springer was selected for his great muscling, length and feed efficiency. He gained nearly 300 pounds from coming out of quarantine at 21 months and his 2 year old weigh in. Phone: 406-453-0374 • 1-800-227-8774 web universalsemensales.com • email: unisemen@universalsemensales.com Trapper Reg: # 179 (US) Reg. # 1000347 (Canada) Born: January 14, 1981 Sire: Geronimo Dam: Miss H-L 807K Price per unit: $12 Trait: EPD(1998) Acc BW 2.2 .84 WW 7 .40 YW 13 .28 Milk -19 .47 M&G -16 Description: Trapper contributes muscle, length,leg and correctness to his calves’ genetic package. He had an impressive show record: 1981 Cow Palace - 1st in Weaned Bull Class Grand Championships in Agribition (1982) Denver, Portlan, Cow Palace all in 1983. Phone: 406-453-0374 • 1-800-227-8774 web universalsemensales.com • email: unisemen@universalsemensales.com Wotan Reg. # 4 (US) Reg. # 13 (Canada) Born: April 22, 1972 Sire:Watzmann Dam: Zirl Price per unit: $12 2 Year Wt.: 2,080 lbs Trait: EPD (1998) Acc BW 2.8 .99 WW 12 .91 YW 37 .84 Milk 8 .87 M&G 14 Description: Wotan is a fast and efficient gainer. He gained 5.2 pounds per day on test with a feed conversion of 7:1. This was on a ration of 1/2 hay, 1/2 grain by weight. His sire was one of the most popular bull at the Salzburg station in Austria. Phone: 406-453-0374 • 1-800-227-8774 web universalsemensales.com • email: unisemen@universalsemensales.com

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2013 Semen continued

KMF Dreams Image 5030196 Fullblood DOB 10/4/05

$20/straw Circle U Cattle Co • John Uhlman • Liberty, MO 816-365-5829

SB TKO’S NICK 5030196 Fullblood DOB 9/2/07 $20/straw Circle U Cattle Co • John Uhlman • Liberty, MO 816-365-5829

Please note The New Contact Info for the American Pinzguer Association:

American Pinzgauer Association 681 Maple Ridge Rd. Harrison, ME 04040 Phone: 207/595-4565

2013 Embryos Available Donor Dam: Diamond Glisten GDS 162E (FB), Sired by Diamond T Gaines GDS 201B

Donor Sire: Mustang (FB) (Austrian), Sired by Multi

Comments: This mating has produced many champions including the 2003 National Champion Female Heartland Monaco and the 2003 World Congress Reserve Champion Bull Heartland Magic. Contact: Howard Hixt at Heartland Ranch 403/947-2043 or 403/606-8252  HLhixt@aol.com

Donor Dam: Diamond Glisten GDS 162E (FB), Sired by Diamond T Gaines GDS 201B

Donor Sire: Diamond T G-Force (FB), Sired by Diamond T Grafite

Comments: This mating produced the 2006 National Champion Female, Heartland G-Listen. Contact: Howard Hixt at Heartland Ranch 403/947-2043 or 403/606-8252  HLhixt@aol.com

Donor Dam: DSP Panache’s Prissy DS2004M (PB), Sired by Diamond T Casanova

Donor Sire: Diamond T True Grit RDS102L (FB), Sired by Tyrol

Canadian Comments: (SPECIAL NOTE) These embryos are flushed with sexed (Female) semen from the 2003 World Pinzgauer Congress Grand Champion Bull, who is out of an original foundation bull. The dam is a daughter of the 1998 National Reserve Champion Female, Diamond Panache RTG 4H. If you are looking for a top of the line female then this is it. This breeding produced a beautiful show heifer that has become a superior cow, CPP Doodle Bug. A show winner and an easy keeping, strong producing, pasture cow. These bloodlines are a great influence to any herd. Contact: Ken Paul at Circle P Pinzgauers, 512-446-4141, pinz@texascirclep.com, www.texascirclep.com.

Donor Dam: Lady Fay LJW 544A (FB), Sired by Downtown Brown CPF

04T

Donor Sire: Mustang (FB) (Austrian), Sired by Multi Comments: Outcross genetics on both sides of the mating.  Heartland Melrose and Marissa are two of the females in the Heartland herd from this flush. Contact: Howard Hixt at Heartland Ranch 403/947-2043 or 403/606-8252 HLhixt@aol.com Donor Dam:  Diamond Bobbi GDS 132C (FB), Sired by ABB 3U Donor Sire:  Fox (FB) (Austrian), Sired by Feltrin

Comments: This mating produced Heartland Bobbi-Fox, dam of Champion bull and future herdsire, Heartland Fox-Force. Contact: Howard Hixt at Heartland Ranch 403/947-2043 or 403/606-8252 HLhixt@aol.com

Donor Dam: Heartland Ila HLH 64J (FB), Sired by Diamond T Hawkeye GDS 110U

Donor Sire: Diamond T G-Force GDS 75J (FB), Sired by Diamond T

Grafite GDS 256G Comments: Unquestionably a dam of champions. Heartlands Ila’s calves from this mating are proven show heifers. Muscle and structural soundness are characteristics to expect. Contact: Howard Hixt at Heartland Ranch 403/947-2043 or 403/606-8252 HLhixt@aol.com

Donor Dam: Heartland Iberia-Force HLH 307N (FB), Sired by Diamond T G-Force GDS 75J

Donor Sire: Mustang (FB) (Austrian), sired by Multi

Comments: Since the Iberia embryos are no longer available, we have added Heartland IberiaForce to the list of Heartland Ranch donor cows. She combines the depth, thickness and broodiness of Iberia with the refinement and feminity desired in a show heifer. Mustang adds outcross genetics to a proven cow family. Contact: Howard Hixt at Heartland Ranch 403/947-2043 or 403/606-8252 HLhixt@aol.com

Donor Dam: Karman Oak CW 31X (FB), Sired by Mr Kool WT 13S Donor Sire:  Lord PBL 50F (FB), Sired by Wotan (Austrian)

Comments: An outcross mating of one of the elite producing females in the breed. She is the dam of Heartland Ranch’s successful Diamond Yarman II..a truly exceptional cow family. Contact: Howard Hixt at Heartland Ranch 403/947-2043 or 403/606-8252  HLhixt@aol.com

Donor Dam: PPB DeeLite’s DeeVine (Aust. FB), sired by PPB

Friendship’s Stuck (Aust. FB)

Donor Sire: Diamond T G-Force (Aust. FB), sired by Diamond T

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Graphite (Aust. FB) Comments: DeeVine is the 2012 APA National Pinzgauer Reserve Grand Champioon Female. Friendship is the 2005 World Beef Expo Grand Champion Male. Stuck is the 2008 World Beef Expo Grand Champion Male. G-Force is a Multi Grand Champion with over 40 years of breeding perfection. Contact: Darryl or Janet Polzin, Polzin Pinzgauer Byre, 920-468-7915 Email: polzinpinzgauers@sbcglobal.net www.polzinpinzgauerbeef.com


APA Board Meeting Minutes Dec 8, 2012

Members Present: Clayton Haskell, Lisa Wamsley, Diana Beckius, Dan Hunsberger, Bob Kesler, Mike Foshee, Jack Fairchild, Ruth Adams, Kathy Dombrowski, and Harriet Thoms Absent: Called to Order at Secretary’s Report: Mike made motion to approve the secretary’s report, Kathy seconded, all moved Treasurer’s Report – October registrations were up along with transfers. Profit and loss had not been received from Ken as of the date of the meeting. In the last report breeders owed the APA $800. How much $ has the APA written off due to breeders non payments? Karen is to be sending out monthly statements to breeders and papers are not to be sent out until paid for. Committee Reports: Breed Rep – Youth – Scholarship – Cheyenne Hooks has not claimed her scholarship as of today. Someone needs to contact her and let her know what she needs to do in order to get the money. She has until Jan 31,2013 to claim the scholarship. The scholarship money is sent to the university that the participant is attending. Editorial – Import / Export – Nothing new to report regarding importing from Austria. While Genetic-Austria seems intent on importing other breeds to the United States, they simply do not seem interested in our breed at this time and add to the fact that the US changed their testing requirements for exporting from Austria and we have a stalemate. Importing from Canada: an option for breeders looking for older bulls which did not find their way into many American lines. Alta Genetics still has some bulls which never left the stud and are cleared for export. Mike Foshee worked with them earlier this year and they were very flexible to work with. He imported two different bulls. This is the contact information for Alta 1-800-465-8858 a contact person would be Dawn Wood and an email is dawn.wood@ altagenetics.com South Africa: Mike is being told that South Africa Pinzgauer embryos can be exported to Canada, and Alta is one of their world partners with the embryo company in South Africa, Dawn Wood is checking into the following for us: Can they import embryos from South Africa to Canada? Can those embryos then be exported to the US? If embryos can come what about semen? What would be the cost of this? Finance – they met on Nov 4, 2012 and came up with the following ideas: Life Time Membership ---Will be offered for 2013 only at a rate of $250. Clean Up APA Registry ---A list will go out with a bill for our 2013 membership dues. People have until 1/31/13 to get their active list of cattle & their dues

back to APA. If they do not do so in by 1/31/13...it will then cost $1/head until 3/31/13. After 7/1/13 they will become deactivated. Catch Up Program ---to get "old" members active again & get their cattle registered again. $30 membership/$10 per head registration Pinzgauer Items ---Embroidery service would make per order so we would not have to keep an inventory. Sales List of available items would be on the Web & Journal. -The board talked about the life membership: mike made a motion for only 2013 that we have a lifetime membership for $250 with a yearly request for yearly contributions to the APA, seconded by bob. Question was raised would we be shooting our self in the foot by doing this when a producer does not pay a yearly contribution? Board voted: 4 in favor (Bob,Kathy,Diana,Mike) 5 apposed (Dan,Ruth,Jack,Clayton,Harriet) motion failed. Ruth made a motion that this goes back to the committee for next year, mike seconded Kathy made a motion then amended that important issues be mailed, published in journal, emailed to membership, bob seconded. This has to wait until the membership meeting as it is a by-law change, referred to Article VI section 1. Issues to be placed in journal then would be voted on in the next. Diana will email prices and APA logo National Show – will be Aug 8-11, 2013 in Sedalia, MO we have a three year contract with them for the show. They will be following the APA Classes. The northwest was wanting to host the show, however at the time of the last board meeting they did not have a location to have a show, thus a dissension was made to try and centralize the show for 2013. Emails were sent to the northwest asking about the status of the show was and no one responded. In the hopes of making it somewhat central everyone has an equal chance at participating in it and hoping to improve the size and attendance of it. Jerry DeSmit is working on putting together a hotel list to put in the next journal. Harriet will be working on the youth show. The entry fee is $25 /head. APA does not have to pay anything for the show. Sedalia will pay premiums for ten places. Sedalia will not be giving out awards if we want them we must provide them. How will we pay for them? Will the regions donate money? Will members donate? What about cooperate sponsors? The 2012 national show the bells cost $600 and they were Swiss bells. Cows in Austria actually wear bells at the show, was suggested that we award a Providian award sash along with a halter head dress. The APA did award these back in the 60s and 70s, they were silk and had the three colors of the Austrian flag. Mike suggested that every region contribute some money towards the show and that breeders pick awards to donate for a specific award. What does the APA actually pay for? Was suggested that we raise $3000 to help in paying for the bells, banquet, and other awards. The APA has a $500 budget for the national show. The 2012 national show the continued on next page The Pinzgauer Journal - March 2013

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inued Dec 8th Meeting Minutes cont

Midwest paid $1200 towards awards, any extra money raised went towards the scholarship. Was also suggested that each region give $1000 towards the show. Some regions do not have an association so it was suggested that each region give what they can or have awards donated. What about cooperate sponsors? Dan and Mike are going to work on getting us awards for the show. Performance – no report Web Site – has not been updated well lately. Semen auction has 15 bulls this year Promotion – send information to Jerry Rules – 11 people on the committee, having another meeting Jan, will have a proposal regarding the breed standards after the meeting for the next board meeting Open / Jr show – no report Old Business Pinzgauer Sale – don’t have any solid answers on this yet

Feature Farm – was suggested that we do Hi Point Ranch Bull Gallery – please send your bull pictures to EDJE, need to make sure no pictures have a copy right to them APA office – tabled until next meeting, received proposals from John Ganeo, Harriet Thoms, Mike Foshee, revised one from Karen, Santa Gertudius, and Ken Harwell. Currently we are paying $28.55 per transfer/registration. We only charge $25 per registration and $10 for transfers. We are currently paying $15000 a year plus postage and phone services. Some people have never talked to Karen in person. Champion Shirt – still available for sale Next meeting Jan 26,2013 11 CST Adjourned 2:00 CST

APA Special Board Meeting Minutes January 26, 2013

Members Present: Clayton Haskell, Lisa Wamsley, Diana Beckius, Dan Hunsberger, Bob Kesler, Mike Foshee, Jack Fairchild, Ruth Adams, Kathy Dombrowski, Nancy Hankins, Kim Paul, and Harriet Thoms Absent: Called to Order at 12:10 EST Everyone should check out the web site for the Bull Tab page Membership: no lifetime memberships has been returned, we have received $75 in donations from lifetime members If dues are no received by Jan 31, 2013 you will not receive the March 1, 2013 Pinzgauer journal. National Show – Room block at Best western, we have ten rooms at $128.99 per room Breed Registry: Received 4 proposals from Karen Klindit, Harriet Thoms, Mike Foshee, and Santa Gertrudis Association Karen Klindit would continue her services for $1000 but she couldn’t set office hours, Harriet Thoms would do the registry for $1250 provided that the association purchased software, Mike Foshee would do the registry for $550 for the first year and $850 for the second, and the Santa Gertrudis Association would charge a one-time fee of $3500 to transfer our registry, $250 quarter maintenance on EPDS, $5.50 per registrations, $500 per month for office. We currently pay Ken Harwell $250 a month to serve as our accountant to wright checks and other banking needs. Should we have our own program that is ours and we can change who does our office at any point? Dan and Clayton both mentioned this and agree. It was also brought up that Karen does not have any actual Pinzgauer knowledge and that if we went with Harriet or Mikes we would have actual Pinzgauer knowledge to answer all

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questions and concerns. To have another outside outfit to do our EPD updates it would cost $3-6 per registration. We did not send a list out stating what we were looking for in a new breed office. The current APA office is not forwarding inquires to Ken Paul our breed representative. What benefits would we get with going with the Santa Gertrudis? It would help the Santa Gertrudis out and not us. Where is the money going to come from to purchase a breed registry? We have $26000 in our savings and about $1900 in our checking accounts. Would the registry be backed up with Mike and Harriet? Could be backed up with an external drive or on line. Dan made a motion to purchase software not to exceed $4000, mike seconded. In favor: Clayton, Kim, Mike, Harriet, Nancy, Kathy, Bob, Diana, Dan, Jack, and Ruth Motion carried Clayton made a motion that Harriet and Mike re-do their proposals, with added value to the APA office, i.e. newsletter, networking Pinzgauer breeders together making them more connected to the APA. Mike seconded, all moved To be completed by Feb 15,2013 with a conference call on Feb 23,2012. Breed Standard Revision 2013 Committee voted 8 yes, 1 no, and 3 unknown votes. The committee made a motion that the board accepts the 2013 Breed standard revisions as presented to the board. After much discussion on the breed standard a motion was made that the 2013 breed standard revisions be sent back to the committee for rewording and be presented back to the board at the Feb 23, 2013 meeting Meeting was adjourned at 2:15 EST Next meeting Feb 23, 2013 at 11 CST


APA Special Board Meeting Minutes Febuary 23, 2013

Members Present: Clayton Haskell, Lisa Wamsley, Diana Beckius, Dan Hunsberger, Bob Kesler, Mike Foshee, Jack Fairchild, Ruth Adams, Kathy Dombrowski, Nancy Hankins, Kim Paul, and Harriet Thoms Absent: Called to Order at 12:10 EST We currently have no up to date EPDs After some discussion on the EPD’s and cost it was decided that Dan would resend his prior motion to purchase the breed registry software. Seconded by Mike No: Harriet, Nancy, Mike, Jack, Diana, Bob, Dan, and Clayton Yes: Ruth, Kathy, and Kym Motion stands that we will purchase our breed software. After the voting was done a few board members were not sure what we had just voted on so it was decided that we would vote yet again. No: Harriet, Mike, Jack, Diana, Bob, Dan, and Clayton Yes: Ruth, Nancy, Kathy, and Kym Motion stands that we will purchase our breed software. Two proposals were submitted to the board to run the breeds office, Mike Foshee and Harriet Thoms were dismissed from the meeting so that the board could discuss their proposals for the registry office. Kim Paul stressed that the contract needed to cover all APA concerns. Also, it was felt that the APA office should send inquiries to regional contacts. Dan Hunsberger asked what we had to do to notify Karen and how do we get the data? Lisa Wamsley stated that Karen had been given notice that the APA board was looking into all registry options and that her services would continue on a month to month basis until a decision was made. The data will be sent to Centric Software who will then configure the new registry and send to and train the new registry person. The APA board needs a specific designation as to where the data will be backed up. Ruth Adams questioned paying for travel. Do we do that now? If we pay mileage it would have to be determined what is allowable and it must be limited. We would not pay for travel. Dan Hunsberger asked for a cost analysis between the 2 proposals. Mike Foshee’s proposal would be approximately $3 dollars cheaper per registration based on last years numbers however Harriet Thoms would be providing more services such as a quarterly newsletter. Clayton Haskell stated that the contract should designate how funds are to be handled by the registry office. The person that is voted to run the registry office must sign a contract. Dan Hunsberger made a motion to accept Harriet Thoms proposal with a few changes. Nancy Hankins seconded the motion. Clayton Haskell abstained from voting as he felt it was a conflict of interest. The motion passed by a vote of 7 to 1 with President Lisa Wamsley also not voting. Then Mike Foshee and Harriet Thoms rejoined the meeting and the accepted proposal was announced. Lisa Wamsley will rewrite the proposal, Kim Paul and Ruth Adams will review it and then it will be signed.

Breed Standard Revisions committee sent the original proposal back as it was worded. Clayton asked if we could change our member handbook to state that in our history and breeds genetics that Pinzgauers can come in black and red, then have the breed standard state red. It was also asked did the wording ever change about black being in the show rules prior to 1991. Have our breed standards always stated red? Should the breed standard and show rules be the same? How does anyone enforce this? We need to work for both the beef producer and the show person. Our breed standard should reflect 100% Pinzgauer. Bob made a motion that we accept the 2013 Breed Standard Revisions as worded. Seconded by Kathy. No: Ruth, Kym, Nancy, Dan, and Clayton Yes: Harriet, Kathy, Mike, Jack, Diana, and Bob Motion passes that the breed standard revisions were accepted. These will NOT affect the 2013 National Show. The show rules committee of Dan, Kym, and Kathy is to make a recommendation to either change the rules or keep them the same and present to the board at the next meeting. Next Meeting May 4, 2013 11 CST Mike made motion to adjourn and seconded by Kathy.

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Show Results 2012 Badger Kick-Off Classic West Allis, WI December 1-2, 2012

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Class 2 1st Twin Brooks Komet 2nd Circle S Promise 3rd HCC Memory

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Steph Page Circle S Stock Farms Gloria Kesler

Class 3 1st WHP Victoria 2nd Twin Brooks Compass 3rd Lily

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Woodhaven Mark Leis Lakeshore Show Cattle

Class 4 1st PPB Delites Devine 2nd Twin Brooks Sara 3rd Twin Brooks Daisy

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Jeff Cunningham Nick Curtain Emma Leis

Champion Female Reserve Champion Female

Emma and Nick

WHP Victoria PPB Delites Devine

Woodhaven Jeff Cunningham

Champion Female Woodhaven

Reserve Champion Female Jeff Cunningham

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National Show Date Set for August 8-11 in Sedalia, MO The host hotel is the Best Western, Sedalia. Rooms have been blocked for $128.99 per night. The banquet will be Saturday, August 17th at 6pm at the Best Western.

Watch the website and Journal for more info!! Pleasant River Farm& Mountain View Farm Home of Two National Premiere Sires! 2011 – Diamond TG Grand Slam GD 2005 – HPR Knight’s Logan

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