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November/December 2021



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Maternal Made x Whiskey The CLASSIC has became the sale to attend when purchasing quality genetics. Donor cows have walked out of our pens and into yours in programs across the NATION. No matter the sector of the industry we have the maternal genetics that are proven to work. This is the year you can’t afford to miss. . . . 800 head will walk through the sale ring in Stillwater, Oklahoma, December 17th & 18th. From elite show heifers hand picked from our program to donors that have proved profitable time and again, and an awesome set of cows carrying the service of our hottest sires, we guarantee there will be something for everyone. Give us a call, book your tickets, and talk to Santa Clause because your wish list is just fixing to grow a whole lot longer. This isn’t just a sale, it’s the event you don’t want to miss! JOHN GRISWOLD 405-780-3300 JOSH TAYLOR 918-605-5139 JORDON MULLETT 740-502-6970 CODY KNUFFMAN 217-430-3126

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MAINE-ANJOU Headquarters

M. BLAKE NELSON AMAA Executive Vice President

Greetings, I hope that all of you are having a great fall. This sale season has shown us the demand for Maine-Anjou genetics continues to increase and highlight many sales and the interest for quality Maine cattle is very strong. Our fall shows have been well attended and the cattle have been extremely impressive! As we face the future in the beef industry the term efficiency continues to surface in conversations. There are many different ways we can be more efficient in our cattle operations. As is often the case on the farm, we most easily see the level of output from our animals or crops. Whether it is pay weight of our calves or number of head weaned off a group of cattle, these are all things that we can see and measure very readily. It is time we take a close look at what inputs are required to reach that level of outcome. We also must stay aware of the new advances in technology that can benefit our operations. Cowherd efficiency can be broken down into many pieces, but reproduction and fertility have to be close to the top of the list. Reproduction is the starting point of our beef factory. As we continue to find out, there are so many things that impact the production that comes out of this factory. When you consider conception, rebreeding rate, full term pregnancy and then break it down even further to heifer fertility, calving rate and longevity - these are all traits that are tough to measure and predict. The MAPP (Maine-Anjou Performance Program) does help us track some of these traits, but being able to predict them has been a challenge. New available NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 6

DNA panels are helping this prediction along with identifying the outliers that either need to exit the herd or be a focal point in mating decisions. Feed efficiency is, and will continue to be, a focus of the industry to tighten the level of input (feed) for the level of output (pounds). For years the rule of thumb for growing cattle feed conversion has been 7 lbs. of feed per 1 lb. of gain. Our feeding trials can confirm that Maine-Anjou genetics convert at a much more favorable level, with many of those cattle converting at close to 5:1. This is a great accomplishment by our breeders and a strength that I feel is one of our major selling points. Utilizing the 100K DNA test that is offered by Neogen is one of the quicker more cost effective ways to possibly identify your cattle that have the propensity for feed efficiency and accelerated growth. I hope that you will consider getting this test on your herdsires and donor dams that will impact a larger number of progeny. We have hopes that their findings will help us identify the most efficient lines of cattle for future propagation. This can drastically speed up the selection for herd improvement. I would like to remind all of you about the great sales that will be taking place in January - the Bright Lights sale at the Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City, Okla., on January 8th and the Power In the Pens sale that will be online and in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show, in Denver, Colo., on January 14th, 2022. Both sales will be full of tremendous herd sire prospects and a select group of females. The Maine Exchange

frozen genetics sale will be a highlight at the Cattlemen’s Congress as well. Please check these out and if you need a catalog or assistance, give us a call. * Don’t forget about the National Show and Membership meeting will be held at the Fort Worth Stock Show, January 28-30, in Fort Worth, Texas. We hope that you will join us for a great time of fellowship and tremendous exhibition of Maine-Anjou cattle. Thank you for a great year at AMAA and we wish for all of you to have a happy and blessed Christmas and New Year!

Happy Holidays, Blake MAINE-ANJOU - Vision, Vigor Value!


New Sale Day & Time!

Iowa

BEEF EXPO MAINE-ANJOU SALE

Banquet, Meeting & Fundraiser NEW SALE DAY: SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1 P.M. NEW BANQUET DAY: SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12 Sold in Last Year’s Sale

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SATURDAY, JANUARY 8 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Entry Deadline November 20

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Sale Contacts

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MAINE-ANJOU Commercial Connection

JOSHUA CRIBBS AMAA Breed Improvement Director

We are well into the Fall and looking forward to the remainder of this year’s heifer and cow sales, while pushing forward toward the start of bull sale season. The American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) will kick-off bull season with two powerhouse events, the Bright Lights Sale at the 2022 Cattleman’s Congress and the Power in the Pens Sale in Denver at the traditioned National Western Stock Show. The start of the heifer sale season has been tremendous for Maine-Anjou genetics across the country. We’ve seen sale toppers and impactful cattle command strong value. The Maine-Angus program continues to evolve with breeders and cattle enthusiasts searching for High Maine-Anjou bulls to use on Angus genetics. This has not only driven the value of High Maine and Purebred Maine genetics, but it has also brought new breeders to the scene actively wanting to take part. The growth and noise around the breed speak volumes for our breeders that have stayed committed to making cattle better and more progressive over the years. As we move towards the end of the year, we will pick up in terms of travel for sales NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 10

and the North American in Louisville, Ky. If you are looking to promote and sell bulls, please don’t hesitate to call myself or the office for the details and opportunities available. The next few months are going to be jam packed and soon we’ll be face-toface with spring calving and the upcoming breeding season. It seems like we just put together the 2021 Sire Catalog, but we will quickly be reaching out to fill those pages with impactful bulls and programs that offer semen sales and progressive genetics to others wanting to capitalize and move forward in their own operations. We try our best to be on the road as much as possible seeing and promoting MaineAnjou genetics, and I believe the Association office would echo the thought that we truly feel as though we are part of one of the strongest and fastest moving breeds in the industry. Maine-Anjou is not only based around a very strong Junior program, but it is backed by committed, long-time breeders that have built a strong balance for commercial bulls and seedstock that command attention and value. It would seem that many outside our

breed are looking in with inquisitive attention and wanting to be part of a strong, focused breed. Please don’t hesitate to reach out via e-mail or phone with any questions regarding cattle that are selling in the upcoming months or if you’re searching for something specific – we can be of help finding and securing what you’re after. It’s Powerful. It’s Progressive. It’s Modern Maine-Anjou!


AMAA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES Annual dues must be paid by Dec. 31, 2021. You must be an active member of the AMAA/AJMAA to register and transfer cattle.

ADULT MEMBERSHIP: $100 JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: $25 The adult membership includes a subscription to the Voice. Enclose an additional $20 to get the Voice first class.

**NOTE - Junior & Adult dues must be current to exhibit at any of the national shows and junior national American Royal, North American International Livestock Expo (NAILE), Cattlemen’s Congress, National Western Stock Show, Fort Worth and National Junior Heifer Show**

2021 MAPP INVENTORIES

Our 2021 MAPP enrollment opened on Sept. 1, 2021 and will remain open until Dec. 15, 2021 (no later). There will be no invoice adjustments for 2021, please make sure to complete your inventories by this deadline. We are asking that you complete your 2021 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. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 11


2021 Board of Director

CANDIDATE PROFILES REGION 1 ERIC WALKER, ARKANSAS

REGION 2 BEAU EBERSOLE, IOWA

REGION 3 AT-LARGE DANNY DUPREE, OKLAHOMA MARK BEAUPREZ, COLORADO NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 12


REGION 1 ERIC WALKER, ARKANSAS History of your operation/family and involvement with the Maine-Anjou breed. Eric Walker along with wife, Linsay, and their children, Mason, Whitney, and Catelyn, reside in Prairie Grove, Ark., where they own and operate Willow Springs Cattle Company. Eric got his start in the Maine-Anjou breed with a show steer he purchased in 1983. After seeing the impact of the Maine-Anjou cattle in his show steers, the Walker’s decided there was a need to introduce Maine influenced genetics into their commercial operation. Eric and dad, Larry, made a trip to Pella, Iowa to the Flying Dutchman to purchase herd bulls out the great sire Midas. As Eric’s show career came to a close, and Eric pursued a college degree, his dad drifted away from the Maine influenced bulls they were using. They began noticing the performance of their herd was declining. After evaluating the current state of their genetics, they noticed that the Maine influenced cows were aging and slowly being replaced with straight Angus cows. Walker recognized the value of the Maine-Anjou genetics being infused into their commercial herd and wanted to revisit the use of Maine-Anjou. It was then the Walker’s headed to Mitchell, S.D., to purchase four bulls from Fred DeRouchey. From that point they made sure to keep a close eye on their matings to maximize the value of the Maine cross cattle. In 2017 Eric and his family purchased the Bushy Park Farm herd and they continue to produce top quality Maine-Anjou, MaineTainer & Maine Angus genetics. What do you see as the strengths of the Maine-Anjou breed and how can those strengths best be used in today’s beef industry? As mentioned above, there is need for the Maine-Anjou breed to be utilized in all commercial herds across America. The Walker’s have seen increased weaning and yearling weights with great feed conversions. In the past they did have some birth weight issues, but now they would put Maine-Anjou up against any breed! “How many breeds this size can have such a broad influence

from the showring to the slaughter house.” Walker feels through more education of the commercial man, we can be one of the most sought after breeds to add the needed vigor and carcass improvement everyone is looking for. “I do feel the men that have come before us have done a fine job, however my personal desire is to continue to fight for more market share in the commercial world. Even though I am trying to raise elite show heifers and bulls, not all offspring will make it to the ring. We need to be paid for the quality of cattle we are all raising and I feel without utilizing more of the commercial market we are selling ourselves short.” Walker says they have finally been making strides in their local market with their MaineAnjou bulls. We have always set the scale at market when our cattle go and finally some of the other cattlemen around have been inquiring and purchasing bulls or replacement heifers and reaping the benefits. Now more and more people from our area are asking about the Maine-Anjou breed. What does your present operation do to promote Maine-Anjou genetics, whether it be locally, state, regional or national? The crew at WSCC focuses heavily on the youth. Through production and online sales as well as their own exhibition, you can find the WSCC crew and prefix at almost all major shows across the country. Additionally WSCC is a contract advertiser with the Maine-Anjou Voice magazine and an avid support of the AJMAA. WSCC sells genetics each year through the Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull Sale and daughter, Whitney, just retired from two terms on the junior board and where she held all positions.

REGION 2 BEAU EBERSOLE, IOWA History of your operation/family and involvement with the Maine-Anjou breed. The Ebersole family has been raising MaineAnjou cattle since the mid 1970’s. Ebersole Cattle Company started in 1998 when Beau and his wife, Shanen, graduated from Iowa State University. Beau is currently serving his sixth, three year term on the Iowa Maine-Anjou Association Board of Direcotors where he has been the President for four of those years. The Ebersole’s business focuses on maternal and carcass genetics. Ebersole exhibits MaineAnjou cattle on the state and national levels and his children have participated in every junior national since 2009 when their oldest was 9, with Addie serving on the AJMAA board of Directors. Currently they market a limited amount of seedstock with the bulk of their calves being marketed through their beef business. What do you see as the strengths of the Maine-Anjou breed and how can those strengths best be used in today’s beef industry? Ebersole believes the breed has many strengths and they can bring value to many different kinds of operations. “Within our operation, the ability to keep an efficient, moderate framed cow herd and still get the early growth also transmits into the performance needed in the feedlot and within our grass fed cattle. The tenderness we are able to get in the grass fed cattle sets them apart from the rest of the cattle in that niche. For the commercial producers our cattle can go into any cross breeding program and make it better. The ability to hang quality carcasses with less feed makes our calves worth more to feeders.” What does your present operation do to promote Maine-Anjou genetics, whether it be locally, state, regional or national? We market cattle through the Iowa Beef Expo sale yearly and have been exhibiting at most of the majors, the Iowa State Fair, and the World Beef Expo for the past several years. Through Ebersole’s beef program they have had the ability to make contact with many consumers that would have

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normally had no clue that the Maine-Anjou breed even existed. “Once they try it they ask for it by name. We feel that building recognition for our breed in any way we can is important.”

REGION 3 DANNY DUPREE, OKLAHOMA History of your operation/family and involvement with the Maine-Anjou breed. Danny Dupree became involved with the MaineAnjou breed in 2010 when he purchased their first Maine-Anjou heifer for his son, Addison. “We were very happy with the way we were welcomed into the breed and the people we met at both the state and national level. Dupree continued to purchase Maine-Anjou show heifers each year after that and both Addison and Austin showed primarily MaineAnjou genetics the rest of their junior show careers at both the state and national level. In 2014 Dupree made the decision to sell his commercial cows and invest in a registered MaineAnjou herd. Dupree AI’s all of his cows and has a select set of donors in an IVF program. He sells show heifers through different sales and private treaty and retains heifers each year. His herd now consists of approximately 100 head or primarily Maine-Anjou cows. In 2018 Dupree made the decision to invest in better bulls and purchased BKMT Equity at the Bright Lights Maine-Anjou sale in Denver, Colo. Dupree plans to add more high quality bulls, cows and replacement heifers to his herd with the objective to be at 200 cows within the next few years. What do you see as the strengths of the Maine-Anjou breed and how can those strengths best be used in today’s beef industry? When Dupree first began showing he was very pleased with the docility of the cattle. “They are easy to break, get settled down, get on feed and they grow.” When he began running a Maine-Anjou cow herd Dupree appreciated the docility of the breed even more. “They are the calmest cattle I have worked with in the pasture, calving and processing through the chute.” Dupree also appreciates the ability of the cows to

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make great mothers. “They lay down, calve and get right back up and take care of the calf. My Maine-Anjou cows are the best mother breed I have worked with, which is why most of my herd growth is through retention. I have learned to appreciate the saying that ‘great mothers, make great mothers’”. What does your present operation do to promote Maine-Anjou genetics, whether it be locally, state, regional or national? We sell select show heifers through consignment sales and private treaty. These heifers have had success at the local, state and national level for their owners which has led to more repeat sales. “I will now be retaining a select set of Maine-Anjou bulls to put into production with my customers.” Dupree says the docility and performance of the cattle is being recognized by commercial cattlemen. In the future, as his herd grows, Dupree plans to start having production sales. Dupree also donated a female in the 2021 Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale to benefit the National Junior Heifer Show that year in Oklahoma, she brought $11,500. Additional Comments. Dupree grew up on a commercial cattle ranch. He attended college and obtained a Bachelor’s degree in accounting. Following college he completed his CPA requirements and went to work for Bar-S Foods Company who he still works for today. He is the Vice President of Operations for Bar-S and has been in the meat business his entire career. Dupree and his wife, Canda, have two sons, Addison and Austin, and wife Terra, who are still involved in the cattle operation. They live on our ranch south of Clinton, Okla., and love living the American dream.

AT LARGE MARK BEAUPREZ History of your operation/family and involvement with the Maine-Anjou breed. Mark Beauprez was raised on a livestock farm in eastern Colorado. He started buying Maine cross cows for his 4-H projects. He was pleased with their performance and then started his own purebred herd. Mark has traveled across the United States and Canada promoting and showing MaineAnjou cattle. What do you see as the strengths of the Maine-Anjou breed and how can those strengths best be used in today’s beef industry? “We need to emphasize the strong maternal traits of the breed and continue improving the quality of beef,” says Beauprez. “The public only hears about the negative factors of the beef industry and it’s our responsibility as a breed association to promote the positives of the beef industry.” What does your present operation do to promote Maine-Anjou genetics, whether it be locally, state, regional or national? Beauprez has exhibited all across the country. Mark is a constant figure in the Maine-Anjou Association sponsored sales and you will see the BOE prefix in many notable AI sires throughout the country. Additional Comments Mark is concerned about the future of ranching and farming with the low commodity prices. Beauprez wants to produce seedstock that will help the rancher become profitable and sustainable in the beef industry. Additional items of concern for Mark are continued work toward establishing a solid commercial market as well as emphasizing the importance of performance data to other Maine-Anjou breeders.


MAINE-ANJOU Board of Director Ballot

2021 AMAA BOARD BALLOT BALLOTS DUE DECEMBER 1, 2021 Any ballot that is postmarked on or before Dec. 1, 2021, but not received on or before December 17th will be void.

RULES FOR VOTING Members will vote ONLY in your region for regional directors and ALL members may cast an At-Large vote. ONLY CURRENT ADULT AMAA MEMBERS ARE ALLOWED TO VOTE. Mail-in, faxes, hand delivered or ballots sent via federal air courier are accepted. Facsimile votes must be dated on or before December 1, 2021. Fax ballots to (913) 432-3447. The individual member must sign ballots. Forged Entries will be subject to legal action. If you plan to mail your ballot please mail to the following address: Walsh & Stverak, LLC 6750 Antioch Road, Ste 103 Merriam, KS 66204 All ballots must include NAME, BREEDER # and SIGNATURE.

AMAA BOARD OF DIRECTOR VOTING BALLOT Walsh & Stverak, LLC 6750 Antioch Road, Ste 103 Merriam, KS 66204

NAME ________________________________________ AMAA # _____________________ SIGNATURE _______________________________________________________________ REGION I Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin REGION II California, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming REGION III Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah REGION I (vote for one, one position open) Eric Walker, Arkansas

REGION III (vote for one, one position open) Danny Dupree, Oklahoma

REGION II (vote for one, one position open) Beau Ebersole, Iowa

AT LARGE (vote for one, one position open) Mark Beauprez, Colorado

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2021 SIRE SUMMARY practical

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WHAT ARE EPDs? Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs) may be used to estimate how future progeny of the subject animal will compare to progeny of other animals within the breed. The key words are estimate, future, compare and within breed. EPDs are not designed to predict the performance of one or two progeny of a sire, but rather should be used to compare bulls based on estimated progeny performance. EPDs predict differences, not absolutes. They describe the genetic value of an animal much like a feed tag describes the contents of a feed sack. EPDs are computed as part of the AMAA National Cattle Evaluation (NCE) program. The NCE program represents the application of the most recent genetic and computing technology for calculating EPDs for beef cattle. The MaineAnjou NCE program incorporates all available performance into the prediction of an individual’s EPD for a specific trait.

An EPD may be based on any combination of individual performance, pedigree and progeny performance information. In addition, EPDs are more accurate than anything previously available because they account for the following factors: • Genetic value of cows to which a bull is bred • Environmental differences affecting contemporary groups • Genetic values of other parents in the contemporary group. • Genetic trend EPDs are reported in pounds for birth weight, weaning weight, maternal milk, maternal milk & growth and yearling weight.

EXAMPLE LISTING AND TRAIT DEFINITIONS

1. SIRE INFORMATION Sires alphabetical registered name. Also included in this column are the bull’s date of birth, registration number, breed percentage, color (if available), horned/polled/scurred status, sire (S), breeder (B) and current owners (O).

5. YEARLING WEIGHT Yearling EPD for this sire indicates his progeny should be 16 lb. above the average of progeny of a bull with an EPD of 54 lb. Yearling EPD reflects differences in the 365-day adjusted yearling weight for progeny. It is the best estimate of total growth.

2. CALVING EASE Calving ease EPD describes the heritable component of a sire’s ability to produce calves with minimal dystocia or calving difficulty when mated to heifers. It is the best selection tool to use to reduce dystocia. A sire with an 9.0 CE EPD is expected to 6% more unassisted births than a sire with a 3.0 CE EPD. Units are in percentage of additional unassisted births.

6. MATERNAL CALVING EASE Maternal Calving Ease provides an indicator of the ability of a sire’s daughters to calve unassisted. Units of measure are additional percentage of unassisted births. A sire MCE EPD of 4.2 is expected to sire daughter that have 4% more unassisted births than a bull with a 0.2 MCE EPD.

3. BIRTH WEIGHT Progeny can be expected to weight 1.2lbs more at birth than progeny sired by a bull with an EPD of 0.3 lb. (1.5 minus 0.3 = 1.2 lb.) Birth weight is an indicator of calving ease. Larger birth weight EPDs usually indicate more calving difficulty. 4. WEANING WEIGHT Weaning EPD reflects pre-weaning growth. Calves sired by the above bull should have a 16 lb. advantage in 205-day adjusted weaning weight compared to calves sired by a bull with an EPD of 32.0 lb. (48.0 minus 32.0 = 16 lb.)

7. MATERNAL MILK The milking ability of a sire’s daughters expressed in pounds of calf weaned. It predicts the difference in average weaning weight of sires’ daughters’ progeny due to milking ability. Daughters of the sire in the above example should produce progeny with 205-day weights averaging 4.1 lb. more (as a result of greater milk production) than daughters of a bull with a maternal milk EPD of 10.8 lb. (14.9 minus 10.8 = 4.1 lb.). This difference in weaning weight is due to total milk production over the entire lactation.

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EXAMPLE LISTING AND TRAIT DEFINITIONS (CONTINUED) 8. TOTAL MATERNAL Maternal Milk & Growth reflects what the sire is expected to transmit to his daughters for a combination of growth genetics through weaning and genetics for milking ability. It is an estimate of daughters’ progeny weaning weight. The bull in the above example should sire daughters with progeny weaning weights averaging 5 lb. heavier than progeny of a bull’s daughters with a Maternal Milk & Growth EPD of 34 lb. (39 minus 34 = 5 lb.). It is equal to one-half the sire’s weaning weight EPD, plus all of his milk EPD. No accuracy is associated with this since it is simply a mathematical combination of two other EPDs. This EPD is sometimes referred to as “total maternal” or “combined maternal.”

taken between the 12th and 13th ribs. Rib eye area is one of the components used to determine USDA Yield Grade and estimates of cutability. Positive Rib-eye Area EPDs are reflective larger average progeny rib-eye area.

12. MARBLING Marbling EPD reflects differences in expected progeny marbling scores (intramuscular fat). Marbling EPD is measured in marbling score units. For example the progeny of a sire that has a Marbling EPD of 0.50 would be expected to average one-half marbling score better than progeny of a sire with Marbling EPD 0.00.

13. PERCENT RETAIL CUT Percent Retail Cuts EPD reflects the expected genetic differences 9. CARCASS WEIGHT in the percentage of boneless closely trimmed retail cuts (PBCTRC) Carcass Weight EPD reflects differences in the 450-day adjusted of progeny. PBCTRC is a measure of cutability and is closely related hot carcass weight (pounds) of progeny. Carcass Weight EPD for this sire indicates his progeny should be 18.0 lb. above the average to USDA Yield Grade. Positive values represent expectations of progeny with more desirable cutability (a higher percentage of of progeny of a bull with an EPD of 0.0 lb. retail cuts). 10. FAT THICKNESS Fat Thickness EPD reflects expected differences in a sire’s progeny 14. HERDS Number of herds in which progeny were raised with recorded for the carcass measurement of inches of 12th rib fat thickness. A measurements for each specific trait. Number of herds gives a negative Fat Thickness EPD reflects the expectation of progeny general indication of progeny distribution. having less fat thickness (leaner carcass). Fat thickness is one of the components used to determine USDA Yield Grade and 15. PROGENY estimates of cutability. The number of progeny sired by the bull with recorded 11. RIB-EYE AREA measurements for each specific trait. Number of progeny should Rib-eye Area EPD reflects expected differences in a sire’s progeny not be used in lieu of accuracy, but simply to further clarify for the carcass measurement of square inches of rib-eye area accuracy values.

PERCENTILE BREAKDOWN OF EPDs Percentile charts for the breed’s active Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer sires (those producing a calf with a performance record since 2012) appear below. These can be used to get a better idea of how a bull ranks in the current group of active sires in the Maine-Anjou or MaineTainer breed groups. The chart is divided into 5 percent increments for each trait. The top 5 percent are further divided into 1 percent increments. Very few bulls rank at the top in every trait, but through careful evaluation you should be able to find bulls to match your specifications. To see how the table may be used, let’s look at our example bull used previously.

breakdown for animals born in 2011-2012 are also provided. These tables are useful for comparing the EPDs of calves born in these years. Moreover, since the recent change is relatively small, it can be used as a benchmark for all young calves. The breakdown chart and EPD ranges for the active cows with a calf reported since Jan. 1, 2013, allow one to compare his or her herd with all active cows in the MaineAnjou breed. The Percentile Breakdown charts and Genetic Trend graphs for the MaineTainer cattle appear on pages 7 and 8.

Since EPDs may be used to compare young bulls that are not parents, the average EPDs and ranges and a percentile

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PERCENTILE BREAKDOWN OF EPDs FOR MAINE-ANJOU Fall 2021 International Cattle Evaluation Statistical Breakdown

Maine-Anjou Active Sires Growth and Maternal

Expected Progeny Differences

CED

BW

WW

YW

MK

TM

CEM

CW

Num Animals

285

285

285

285

285

285

285

208

Intake and Carcass RE

MB

FT

208

208

208

High

20

9.0

79

106

35

64

14

44

0.85

0.55

0.01

Average

6

2.1

44

56

19

41

1

9

0.29

0.09

-0.04

Low

-12

-5.0

26

24

-2

22

-17

-13

-0.04

-0.19

-0.08

1%

18

-2.9

71

95

33

56

11

33

0.81

0.36

-0.07

2%

17

-2.4

67

88

30

53

9

29

0.70

0.35

-0.07

3%

15

-2.1

62

86

30

53

9

26

0.64

0.28

-0.07

4%

15

-1.8

62

82

29

52

8

25

0.63

0.26

-0.06

5%

15

-1.5

60

81

29

51

8

25

0.53

0.25

-0.06

10%

13

-0.6

56

73

27

48

7

20

0.44

0.19

-0.06

15%

11

-0.2

53

71

26

46

5

18

0.40

0.17

-0.05

20%

10

0.1

52

68

24

45

5

16

0.36

0.15

-0.05

25%

9

0.5

50

66

23

44

4

14

0.34

0.14

-0.05

30%

9

0.8

48

62

22

44

3

13

0.33

0.13

-0.04

35%

8

1.2

47

60

21

43

3

11

0.31

0.12

-0.04

40%

8

1.5

46

59

20

42

2

10

0.29

0.11

-0.04

45%

7

1.8

45

58

19

42

2

9

0.28

0.10

-0.04

50%

6

2.1

44

56

18

41

1

8

0.27

0.09

-0.04

55%

6

2.4

43

54

18

40

1

7

0.26

0.08

-0.04

60%

5

2.7

42

52

17

40

1

6

0.25

0.06

-0.04

65%

4

3.0

40

51

16

39

0

6

0.24

0.06

-0.03

70%

4

3.2

38

49

15

38

0

5

0.23

0.04

-0.03

75%

2

3.4

38

47

14

37

-1

4

0.21

0.03

-0.03

80%

1

4.0

37

45

13

36

-2

3

0.20

0.02

-0.03

85%

1

4.4

36

43

12

35

-3

2

0.19

0.01

-0.03

90%

-1

4.9

34

38

11

0.00

-0.02

95%

-4

6.0

30

33

9

-0.05

-0.02

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Growth and Maternal

CED

BW

WW

YW

MK

TM

CEM

CW

Num Animals

1002

1002

1002

1002

1002

1002

1002

576

Intake and Carcass RE

MB

FT

576

576

576

High

19

8.9

75

105

41

70

15

29

0.74

0.35

0.01

Average

6

2.1

44

56

19

41

2

9

0.27

0.09

-0.04

Low

-13

-4.8

16

18

-2

16

-16

-23

-0.10

-0.16

-0.07

1%

16

-2.7

68

96

34

58

10

26

0.55

0.25

-0.07

2%

15

-2.0

63

85

32

55

9

23

0.51

0.24

-0.06

3%

14

-1.5

60

82

30

53

8

23

0.48

0.23

-0.06

4%

14

-1.3

59

80

29

52

8

22

0.45

0.22

-0.06

5%

14

-1.1

58

78

28

51

8

21

0.44

0.21

-0.06

10%

12

-0.6

55

73

26

49

7

18

0.38

0.18

-0.05

15%

11

-0.2

52

69

25

47

6

16

0.35

0.16

-0.05

20%

10

0.2

51

66

23

46

5

15

0.34

0.15

-0.05

25%

10

0.6

49

64

22

45

4

13

0.32

0.14

-0.04

30%

9

0.9

48

62

22

44

4

12

0.30

0.12

-0.04

35%

8

1.1

47

60

21

43

3

11

0.29

0.11

-0.04

40%

7

1.4

46

58

20

42

3

10

0.28

0.11

-0.04

45%

7

1.7

45

57

19

41

2

9

0.26

0.10

-0.04

50%

6

1.9

44

55

19

41

2

8

0.26

0.10

-0.04

55%

6

2.2

43

54

18

40

1

8

0.25

0.09

-0.04

60%

5

2.4

42

52

17

39

1

7

0.24

0.08

-0.03

65%

4

2.8

41

51

17

38

0

6

0.23

0.07

-0.03

70%

3

3.1

40

49

16

37

0

5

0.22

0.06

-0.03

75%

2

3.5

39

48

15

36

-1

5

0.22

0.05

-0.03

80%

1

4.0

38

46

14

35

-1

4

0.21

0.04

-0.03

85%

0

4.5

36

44

13

35

-2

2

0.19

0.02

-0.03

90%

-1

5.0

35

41

11

33

-3

1

0.17

0.01

-0.02

95%

-4

5.6

32

35

9

31

-5

-1

0.13

-0.01

-0.02

Fall 2021 Maine-Anjou Active Dams

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PERCENTILE BREAKDOWN OF EPDs FOR MAINE-ANJOU Statistical Breakdown

Maine-Anjou Non-Parents Growth and Maternal

Expected Progeny Differences

Intake and Carcass

CED

BW

WW

YW

MK

TM

CEM

CW

RE

MB

FT

Num Animals

1066

1066

1066

1066

1066

1066

1066

501

501

501

501

High

17

9.5

72

96

35

61

11

39

0.86

0.38

0.01

Average

6

1.6

44

55

19

41

1

11

0.28

0.09

-0.03

Low

-13

-5.9

17

14

7

23

-13

-6

0.00

-0.09

-0.06

1%

15

-4.0

62

87

32

54

9

28

0.64

0.31

-0.06

2%

14

-3.4

61

82

29

53

8

26

0.56

0.27

-0.06

3%

14

-2.9

59

79

29

52

8

25

0.54

0.24

-0.06

4%

13

-2.4

58

77

28

51

7

24

0.51

0.22

-0.05

5%

13

-2.1

57

75

28

50

7

23

0.48

0.21

-0.05

10%

12

-1.1

54

71

26

48

5

21

0.40

0.18

-0.05

15%

11

-0.7

52

68

25

47

5

19

0.37

0.16

-0.05

20%

10

-0.3

50

65

24

46

4

18

0.34

0.15

-0.04

25%

9

0.1

49

63

23

45

3

16

0.32

0.14

-0.04

30%

8

0.3

47

61

22

45

3

15

0.31

0.13

-0.04

35%

8

0.7

46

60

22

44

3

14

0.30

0.12

-0.04

40%

8

1.0

45

58

21

43

2

13

0.29

0.11

-0.04

45%

7

1.3

44

56

20

42

2

12

0.28

0.10

-0.04

50%

6

1.6

43

55

19

41

1

11

0.27

0.09

-0.03

55%

6

1.9

42

53

19

41

1

10

0.26

0.09

-0.03

60%

5

2.2

41

52

18

40

0

9

0.26

0.08

-0.03

65%

4

2.4

41

51

17

39

0

8

0.25

0.07

-0.03

70%

4

2.8

40

49

17

38

-1

7

0.24

0.06

-0.03

75%

3

3.3

39

48

16

37

-2

6

0.23

0.04

-0.03

80%

2

3.7

37

46

15

36

-2

5

0.22

0.03

-0.03

85%

1

4.2

36

44

14

35

-3

4

0.21

0.02

-0.02

90%

0

4.8

35

40

13

34

-4

3

0.18

0.01

-0.02

95%

-2

5.4

32

35

11

31

-7

1

0.14

-0.01

-0.02

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Fall 2021 Maine-Anjou Non-Parents

Maintainer Active Sires Growth and Maternal

Expected Progeny Differences

Intake and Carcass

CED

BW

WW

YW

MK

TM

CEM

CW

RE

MB

FT

Num Animals

392

392

392

392

392

392

392

205

205

205

205

High

20

7.0

69

104

53

63

11

46

1.18

0.50

0.02

Average

8

1.0

42

55

19

40

0

11

0.28

0.12

-0.03

Low

-5

-6.1

-19

-58

-1

23

-16

-19

-0.02

-0.21

-0.07

1%

19

-4.7

65

97

38

60

9

45

1.16

0.50

-0.07

2%

17

-3.6

64

95

37

55

8

34

0.69

0.38

-0.06

3%

17

-2.7

61

92

34

54

7

33

0.62

0.34

-0.05

4%

17

-2.4

60

91

32

52

7

32

0.59

0.32

-0.05

5%

16

-2.2

59

86

31

51

6

31

0.56

0.27

-0.05

10%

14

-1.6

55

76

29

49

5

26

0.46

0.23

-0.04

15%

13

-1.0

52

72

26

47

4

22

0.38

0.20

-0.04

20%

12

-0.7

50

69

25

45

3

19

0.35

0.19

-0.04

25%

11

-0.2

48

66

23

44

3

17

0.34

0.17

-0.03

30%

11

0.1

46

62

22

43

2

15

0.31

0.15

-0.03

35%

10

0.2

45

60

21

42

2

13

0.30

0.14

-0.03

40%

9

0.5

44

59

20

41

1

11

0.28

0.13

-0.03

45%

9

0.6

43

57

20

40

1

10

0.27

0.13

-0.03

50%

8

0.9

42

56

19

39

0

9

0.26

0.12

-0.03

55%

8

1.2

41

54

18

39

0

8

0.24

0.10

-0.02

60%

7

1.4

40

52

17

38

-1

7

0.23

0.09

-0.02

65%

6

1.8

39

50

16

38

-1

6

0.22

0.09

-0.02

70%

6

2.0

37

48

16

37

-1

5

0.21

0.08

-0.02

75%

5

2.3

36

46

15

36

-2

4

0.20

0.06

-0.02

80%

4

2.7

35

43

14

35

-3

3

0.18

0.06

-0.02

85%

3

2.9

32

40

13

34

-4

1

0.16

0.05

-0.02

90%

1

3.5

29

33

11

32

-5

-1

0.12

0.03

-0.01

95%

-1

4.0

23

28

9

30

-7

-3

0.09

0.00

-0.01

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Fall 2021 Maintainer Active Sires


PERCENTILE BREAKDOWN OF EPDs FOR MAINETAINER Fall 2021 International Cattle Evaluation Statistical Breakdown

Maintainer Active Dams Growth and Maternal

Expected Progeny Differences

Intake and Carcass

CED

BW

WW

YW

MK

TM

CEM

CW

RE

MB

FT

Num Animals

3715

3719

3719

3719

3719

3719

3715

1245

1245

1245

1245

High

22

7.7

86

130

55

68

13

45

0.84

0.63

0.04

Average

8

0.9

44

60

18

40

1

11

0.27

0.15

-0.03

Low

-14

-4.9

-15

-15

-6

17

-22

-18

-0.19

-0.15

-0.07

1%

18

-3.1

69

101

37

59

10

37

0.63

0.43

-0.05

2%

17

-2.6

65

95

32

57

9

33

0.54

0.40

-0.05

3%

16

-2.3

63

92

30

55

9

32

0.52

0.37

-0.05

4%

16

-2.1

62

89

29

53

8

31

0.48

0.36

-0.05

5%

15

-1.9

60

88

28

52

8

28

0.47

0.33

-0.04

10%

14

-1.2

56

81

26

48

6

24

0.41

0.27

-0.04

15%

13

-0.8

54

76

24

46

5

21

0.39

0.23

-0.04

20%

12

-0.5

52

73

23

45

4

19

0.36

0.21

-0.03

25%

11

-0.3

50

70

21

44

3

17

0.34

0.19

-0.03

30%

10

0.0

49

68

21

42

3

16

0.33

0.17

-0.03

35%

10

0.2

48

65

20

42

2

14

0.31

0.16

-0.03

40%

9

0.4

46

63

19

41

2

13

0.30

0.15

-0.03

45%

8

0.6

45

61

18

40

1

11

0.28

0.14

-0.03

50%

8

0.9

44

59

17

39

1

10

0.27

0.14

-0.03

55%

7

1.1

43

57

17

38

0

9

0.25

0.13

-0.02

60%

6

1.3

42

55

16

38

0

8

0.24

0.12

-0.02

65%

6

1.5

41

53

15

37

-1

7

0.23

0.11

-0.02

70%

5

1.7

40

51

14

36

-1

6

0.21

0.10

-0.02

75%

4

2.0

38

49

13

35

-2

5

0.20

0.09

-0.02

80%

4

2.2

37

46

12

35

-3

4

0.19

0.07

-0.02

85%

3

2.6

35

43

11

33

-3

3

0.17

0.06

-0.02

90%

1

2.9

32

40

10

0.05

-0.01

95%

0

3.4

29

34

8

0.02

-0.01

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Fall 2021 Maintainer Active Dams Expected Progeny Differences Growth and Maternal

Intake and Carcass

CED

BW

WW

YW

MK

TM

CEM

CW

RE

MB

FT

Num Animals

5479

5484

5484

5484

5484

5484

5479

1422

1422

1422

1422

High

23

9.3

85

133

45

68

14

58

1.02

0.70

0.05

Average

8

0.9

44

58

18

40

-1

14

0.31

0.14

-0.03

Low

-17

-6.4

5

-8

-13

19

-13

-18

-0.16

-0.13

-0.07

1%

18

-3.7

68

101

32

55

8

39

0.73

0.51

-0.05

2%

17

-3.0

64

95

30

53

7

34

0.67

0.43

-0.05

3%

16

-2.6

62

92

29

52

7

32

0.61

0.40

-0.05

4%

16

-2.4

61

89

28

51

6

31

0.59

0.37

-0.04

5%

15

-2.2

60

87

27

50

6

30

0.55

0.34

-0.04

10%

14

-1.5

56

79

25

47

4

26

0.46

0.27

-0.04

15%

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GENETIC TRENDS The graphs below illustrate the genetic trends in the Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer breed groups. All animals in the analysis were used to generate this information. This includes Fullblood and Purebred animals as well as lower percentage Maine-Anjou cattle. In general, the EPD changes from one year to the next are quite small.

This does not mean the performance of the cattle has not changed over the years. The actual weights taken on animals are phenotypic measurements. Phenotypic changes can be made through changing not only an animal’s genetics, but also by changing an animal’s environment. CED, BW

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QUESTIONS -AND- ANSWERS If a bull has a yearling weight EPD of +80lb., does this mean he will ad 80 lb. to yearling weights? It is important to remember that EPDs do not predict performance; they merely allow us to compare the average expected performance of progeny of different bulls. This bull, when compared to another bull within the same breed with a 65 lb. yearling EPD, would be expected to produce an additional 15 lb. of yearling weight if both were randomly mated to a large number of cows in thesame environment.

How are embryo transfer (ET) calves handled with respect to EPD values? The performance records of ET calves are not considered in the calculation of EPDs for the animal or its sire and dam. The reason is because there is no way to account for the influence of the recipient female on the calf’s performance. EPDs for ET animals are estimated using information from relatives until the animal has progeny with performance records.

Does a +15 lb. milk EPD mean an extra 15 lb. of milk? No. Maternal milk EPDs are expressed in pounds of calf weaning weight, not in pounds of milk. In an attempt to explain how this works, let’s consider a contemporary group of calves where there is a prediction of how each calf should rank within that group based on weaning weight EPDs of the sires and dams represented. Assume that a bull has daughters that consistently wean calves that are 15 lb. above the predicted rank when compared to daughters of other bulls in the same contemporary group. This greater weaning weight is credited to milk production, even though other environmental factors may also play a role.

Will mating a specific sire to my best cows affect his EPDs? No. When calculating EPDs, the mates of a particular animal are accounted for in the analysis. In other words, breeding a sire to either high growth cows or low growth cows should not affect his EPDs. For example, let’s say you have 50 cows. You breed your higher yearling weight EPD cows to Sire A and breed your lower yearling weight EPD cows to Sire B. Sire A’s calves should weigh more at a year of age than Sire B’s simply because of the dams. This type of mating is accounted for in the present statistical analysis.

Do I need to know what the breed average is for birth weight before I select a bull? Absolute breed averages for birth weight or any other traits do not exist because of non-genetic environmental factors such as climate, nutrition, management systems, etc. For example, we know that birth weights may be as much as 15 to 20 lb. lower in Florida than in Montana, strictly due to variation in temperature, humidity and grass quality. Thus, breed averages will vary from one herd to the next and the only way you will know what breed average is in your herd is with experience gained by using proven bulls with high accuracy. Remember, EPDs are meant to predict differences in progeny performance rather than determine absolute performance. How much confidence can I have in an EPD with a low accuracy value less than .30? If you were able to sample several bulls with low accuracy, on the average the EPDs would do a fairly good job of sorting the bulls into high, medium and low performance levels. However, when you are selecting only one bull, “on the average’’ is not good enough, so you really need to know the possible change associated with the given accuracy. For example, let’s assume the minimum yearling weight you are willing to accept is 70 lb., and you were considering a bull with a yearling weight EPD of +85 lb. with an accuracy of .40. Next we look at the Possible Change Value table on page 3 and find a value of +15.4 for yearling weight with an accuracy of .40. This bull may work for you because +85 minus 15.4 is 69.6 lb., which is slightly lower than the acceptable level of 70 lb. It is true that the bull could stay the same or even go up in yearling weight EPD. You must decide how much risk you are willing to accept. For a given accuracy, approximately 67 percent of the bulls will not change more than plus or minus the possible change value when re- evaluated with additional progeny information. The table for converting accuracy to possible change is printed on page 3 of this Sire Summary. Please note that possible change values differ for each trait.

How important is it to identify my contemporary groups correctly? Extremely important. More inaccuracies in the genetic analysis occur from incorrectly identifying contemporary groups than any other single cause. Weaning Management Codes (feed code and group) must be used to distinguish calves which have had different opportunities to perform. Calves that have been treated differently should have different management codes. Do I need to send in to AMAA the performance records of all my calves? Absolutely YES. Sending in only your best calves really hurts your best sires and dams. You must record ALL calves for the analysis to be correct. If one calf has been sick and therefore weighs much less, simply give him a different management code. Also at birth, weighing the dead calves is just as important as the live calves. Should calves out of my first-calf heifers be in separate contemporary groups than calves out of my older cows? A contemporary group is a group of animals who have been treated alike. If you treat your first-calf heifers differently than your mature cows, those calves should be in different contemporary groups. If you treat your first- calf heifers identically to your mature cows, both sets of calves would be considered contemporaries. Use different management codes to identify separate contemporary groups. How you manage and feed your cows is totally your decision, but calves (or dams) treated differently should be grouped separately. If you treat your first-calf heifers better than your mature cows and still group them all together, the calves out of the first-calf heifers get the added adjusted weaning weight correction as well as the superior treatment.

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GLOSSARY ACCURACY (ACC)

A measure of certainty regarding the genetic merit of an animal. Accuracy values are calculated for each EPD according to Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Guidelines and reported as a decimal number between zero and one. Larger values indicate greater accuracy.

BIRTH WEIGHT

Calf weight at birth adjusted to a mature dam equivalent. Expected progeny performance is reported in pounds. The EPD value predicts the difference in average birth weight of a bull’s calves compared to calves of all other bulls evaluated. When comparing birth weight EPDs of two sires, the larger EPD indicates a heavier average birth weight for calves sired by this bull.

CALVING EASE

Controlling the percentage of heifers experiencing dystocia during their first calving is a goal of many produers. Service sires mated to these heifers can have a large influence on the rate of calving difficulty or dystocia. Calving ease EPD describes the additional percentage of calves expected to be born unassisted. The CE EPD uses both calving ease scores for calves born to heifers and birth weights from calves born to all age of dam classifications to predict calving ease.

CARCASS WEIGHT

Carcass Weight EPD reflects differences in the 450-day adjusted hot carcass weight of progeny. Carcass Weight EPDs are estimated from progeny carcass weights and/or the genetically correlated ultrasound Scan Weight of the individual and/or progeny. Larger Carcass Weight EPDs are associated with heavier expected progeny average hot carcass weights. Carcass Weight EPD is expressed in pounds.

EXPECTED PROGENY DIFFERENCE (EPD)

The expected difference in performance of a bull’s progeny when compared to the average progeny performance of all evaluated bulls. The EPD is a prediction of 1/2 of an animal’s breeding value or its genetic value as a parent.

FAT THICKNESS

Fat Thickness EPD reflects expected differences in a sire’s progeny for the carcass measurement of 12th rib fat thickness at a standard 450 days of age. The EPD is scaled in inches of fat thickness. A negative Fat Thickness EPD reflects the expectation of progeny having less fat thickness (leaner carcass) on average. Fat thickness is one of the components used to determine USDA Yield Grade and estimates of cutability.

GENETIC CORRELATION

Correlations between two traits that arise because the same genes affect both traits. When two traits are positively correlated (e.g. weaning and yearling weights) selection for an increase in one trait will result in an increase in the other trait. When two traits are negatively correlated (e.g. birth weight and calving ease) selection for an increase in one trait will result in a decrease in the other trait.

HERITABILITY

The proportion of variation observed in a trait that is due to heredity and is transmitted to offspring (i.e. additive gene action). Heritability varies from zero to one. The higher the heritability of a trait, the more rapid should be the response to selection.

MARBLING

Marbling EPD reflects differences in expected progeny marbling scores (intramuscular fat) at an age constant basis of 450 days. Marbling EPD is measured in marbling score units. For example the progeny of a sire that has a Marbling EPD of 0.50 would be expected to average one-half marbling score better than progeny of a sire with Marbling EPD 0.00. The USDA Quality Grade of Select contains animals that display marbling in the Slight score (Slight 00 Slight 99). The Choice grade spans three marbling scoreS: Small 00 - Small 99

(Choice-), Modest 00 - Modest 99 (Choiceo) and Moderate 00 - Moderate 99 (Choice+).

MATERNAL CALVING EASE

In addition to the genetic influence a service sire has on the calving ease of a particular calf, there is a genetic component to the ability of a sire’s daughters to calve unassisted. This genetic effect is described by MCE EPD. The unit of measure is in additional percentage of calves born unassisted to first calf heifers.

MATERNAL MILK

The maternal ability of a bull’s daughters. Expected progeny performance is expressed in pounds of calf weaning weight. The EPD value predicts the difference in average 205-day weight of a bull’s daughters’ calves compared to calves from daughters of all other bulls evaluated. When comparing milk EPDs of two sires, the larger maternal milk EPD indicates heavier average weaning weights due to daughters’ greater maternal ability.

MATERNAL WEANING WEIGHT

The weaning weight of a bull’s daughters’ calves. Expected progeny performance is reported in pounds. The EPD value predicts the difference in average 205-day weight of a bull’s daughters’ calves compared to calves from daughters of all other bulls evaluated. The evaluation reflects both the maternal ability of a bull’s daughters and the growth potential of their calves. When comparing maternal weaning weight EPDs of two sires, the larger maternal weaning weight EPD indicates heavier weaning weights due to daughters’ ability to produce heavier calves.

PERCENT RETAIL CUTS

Percent Retail Cuts EPD reflects the expected genetic differences in the percentage of boneless closely trimmed retail cuts (PBCTRC) of progeny. PBCTRC is a measure of cutability and is closely related to USDA Yield Grade. Percent Retail Cuts EPD is computed as a linear index of Carcass Weight, Fat Thickness and Rib-eye Area EPDs. Positive values represent expectations of progeny with more desirable cutability (a higher percentage or retail cuts) on average.

RIB-EYE AREA

Rib-eye Area EPD reflects expected differences in a sire’s progeny for the carcass measurement of rib-eye area taken between the 12th and 13th ribs at an age constant basis of 450 days of age. Rib-eye Area and Rib-eye Area EPD are measured in square inches. Rib eye area is one of the components used to determine USDA Yield Grade and estimates of cutability. Positive values represent expectations of progeny with larger average rib-eye area.

WEANING WEIGHT

Calf weight taken between 130 and 280 days of age and adjusted to 205 days of age and a mature dam equivalent. Expected progeny performance is reported in pounds. The EPD value predicts the difference in average 205- day weight of a bull’s calves compared to calves of all other bulls evaluated. When comparing weaning weight EPDs of two sires, the larger EPD indicates a heavier average weaning weight for calves sired by this bull.

YEARLING WEIGHT

Weight taken between 300 and 470 days of age and adjusted to 365 days of age and a mature dam equivalent. Expected progeny performance is reported in pounds. The EPD value predicts the difference in average 365-day weight of a bull’s progeny compared to progeny of all other evaluated bulls. When comparing yearling weight EPDs of two sires the larger EPD indicates a heavier average yearling weight for calves sired by this bull.

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MAINE-ANJOU Announcements, News & Events

NEW MEMBERS: All new members must choose a program when submitting a new membership. The two programs that are offered are MAPP and Breeders Choice. More information on these two programs is available by visiting maine-anjou.org and clicking on “Member Services” “MAPP Agreement.” If a membership is submitted without choosing a program, the new member will be placed in the Breeders Choice program.

MEMBERSHIP ACCOUNTS It is the AMAA policy to only share account information with those authorized on an active account, no matter the age of the account holder. The account holder must provide written permission to add a person(s) to their account to transfer and register on their behalf. Anyone that is not authorized on an account will not be provided passwords or invoice information no matter the age or relation to the account holder. The account holder is the only one that can call or e-mail the AMAA directly to remove or add any person(s) to/ from their account. Any authorized person on the account can register, transfer, obtain or change passwords once they are on the account. HELPFUL TIPS WHEN REGISTERING: To avoid delays in your registration work during our busy season follow the tips below. Double check that all blanks and information are correct and complete before mailing or submitting online. Things most commonly missed are: o Missing herd prefix and herd ID NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 26

o Birthdates o Date of sale o Name of animal o Payment Make sure the person that is registering the animal owns the dam with the exception of ET calves. If an ET calf, make sure the donor dam has DNA verified and has been PHA & TH tested with the results on file. If you are checking on testing work please e-mail Paige at rylee@amaapc.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. 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.

us a follow up phone call to make sure that the work is legible and to cover all fees.

REGISTRATIONS: The AMAA will assess a $5 fee for any registration work received by fax, e-mail or by mail. To avoid this fee, please log into your online Digital Beef account to complete all registration work. New forms can be downloaded from our main webpage under Digital Beef/ Registrations – Printable Forms. If you need assistance logging into your online account please contact us at maine@amaapc.com. If work is faxed or e-mailed it is the responsibility of the breeder to give

FOUNDATION ANIMALS: Non-registered bulls and females must be entered as a foundation animal prior to 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 onetime charge of $40. If the AMAA finds that the pedigree has already been paid for by another breeder,

BLOCK REGISTRATION DISCOUNTS: Want to save on registration costs? Consider pre-paying for a block of registrations. The cost savings are as follows: • 15 head - 12% • 25 head - 15% • 50 head - 20% • 75 head - 25% • 100 head - 30% Blocks may only be used on animals under 13 months of age and may not be used on steers or foundation animals. Blocks will only be valid from January 1 - December 31 of each year. Any unused block registration numbers will expire. If you are interested in learning more about block purchases, please contact us at 816-431-9950. MAPP ENROLLMENT MAPP enrollment open on Sept. 1. Inventories must be submitted no later than Dec. 15, 2021.


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the $40 charge will not be applied. Dams registered at another breed association may also be added for a one-time charge of $25. See the new self-billing sheet for foundation fees.

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.

ONLINE TRANSFERS: When transferring an animal online make sure there is not a member number already created for the buyer. Creating more than one number for an individual creates registration problems later. If you find the buyer in the system at a different address please notify the buyer first to confirm the address and then notify the AMAA office to update the account. It is always a good idea to always search for the buyer using the search tool before doing the work, that way if they have a different address it is caught before entering the registration and transfer. When creating a new profile for a buyer please make sure to never give a junior a farm name. Please enter the junior’s name on the farm line and also as the contact. 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). 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

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. To submit a sample through the association, please follow the DNA request instructions on our website, maine-anjou.org, under the Genetics/Testing tab. Samples must be on a hair card, blood card or TSU in order to be submitted. Sampling supplies can be ordered on our website under the Genetics/Testing tab. Animals must be in the AMAA herd book before testing can be requested. Please note that testing takes approximately 3-4 weeks from the time the sample arrives at the lab. We would like to start sending the test results by e-mail only, please make sure we have an up-to-date e-mail address for you, if applicable.

BULL CALF REGISTRATION: If registering a bull calf born after Jan. 1, 2014, it must be TH/PHA free by parentage or have testing completed prior to registering and on file with the AMAA. Carriers will no longer be registered, but may be entered as a foundation animal. All progeny out of a Foundation carrier bull needs to be tested free of that defect prior to registration. If registrations are submitted before testing has been completed, the animal will not be registered. Instead the animal will be given a performance number at a nonrefundable penalty charge of $10. Once the animal has been tested the registration may be completed at the regular rate. Please plan accordingly as testing can take up to three or four weeks. MAINE ANGUS PAPERS: If you wish to obtain a Maine Angus registration select the Maine Angus box when registering online. You will receive an error that AMAA staff must check the testing and percentage requirements, please make sure to validate your entry to save it so that AMAA staff can check the entry. If you submit a registration on paper, please put Maine Angus in the comment section of the application. If the animal does not qualify as a Maine Angus it will be recoded as a MaineTainer. A Maine Angus paper will be blue in color, have Maine Angus under the Maine logo, and will have MaineTainer across the center of the paper. The animal can be shown as a MaineTainer if there is not a Maine Angus division at the show. NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2021 27


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MAINE/ANGUS REQUIREMENTS • Maine Angus refers to cattle with the following characteristics: • The animal will have between 3/8 Maine-Anjou to 5/8 Maine- Anjou blood and have between 3/8 registered Angus to 5/8 registered Angus and/or registered Red Angus blood. • The standard is both parents must be registered at the AMAA, American Angus Association (AAA) or Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) will provide validated lineage. • Qualifying cattle can have no more than 1/8 of non-registered blood or other breeds. • A registered Maine Angus bull must be proven free of genetic defects PHA and TH. Depending on the Maine Angus bull’s genetic makeup, the individual must also be proven free of known Angus lethal genetic defects (Ex. AM, NH and CA) and/or known lethal Red Angus genetic defects (Ex. AM, NH, CA and OS) whether determined by pedigree or test. • A registered Maine Angus female must be proven free of PHA and TH, whether identified by pedigree or test.

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MAINE ANGUS COLOR REQUIREMENTS: • All qualifying individuals will be predominately solid black or red in color. White markings are only allowed on the underline and switch of the tail. • Starting Jan. 1, 2019 all animals that have qualified and registered as Maine Angus prior to Jan. 1, 2019 will retain their Maine Angus papers but will not be able to exhibit/show in the Maine Angus division, however, these animals are eligible to show as MaineTainers. OTHER AMAA UPDATES: Please make sure to update any change in address, phone numbers or e-mails with the AMAA by e-mailing us at maine@amaapc. com, or by logging into your online account. If you have a credit card on file and have received a new card, please make sure to call us to replace the new card on file. Credit cards are not automatically saved when paying online.

MAINE-ANJOU CATTLE FOR SALE: Looking for cattle to purchase or consign? Do not forget to check out our consignment sale list located at the top of the Digital Beef Cattle search screen called “Maine-Anjou Cattle for Sale”. Active breeders may use this tool at any time to consign animals as long as you have a login for Digital Beef. NATIONAL SHOWS Anyone showing in a junior or open class at the national level must be an active member with the AMAA or American Maine-Anjou Junior Association (AJMAA). Junior members exhibiting at these shows must be the sole owner of the animal they are showing.


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Eric Walker 14845 Walker Rd., Prairie Grove, AR 72753 M: (479) 601-3567 eric@willowspringscattle.com

Brett Carter 11690 N. C.R. 3340 Stratford, OK 74872 M: (580) 759-9694 lcartercattle03@gmail.com

DNA Coordinator & Member Service/Assistant Director of Shows & Events Rylee Barber rylee@amaapc.com

REGION 2 Beau Ebersole - Director At-Large 1935 280th Ave., Kellerton, IA 50133 M: (515) 971-8461 ebersolecattleco@yahoo.com

AT-LARGE Mark Beauprez 11780 Mimosa Rd., Byers, CO 80103 M: (303) 822-9260 markb@netecin.net

DJ Folkerts - President 463 30th Ave., Jasper, MN 56144 M: (507) 348-4919 evfm@frontiernet.net

Wyatt DeJong - Secretary/Treasurer 16600 W. Burmood Rd., Wood River, NE 68883 M: (605) 842-5683 Dejongranch.wyatt@gmail.com

Landon Nagel 41209 SD Hwy. 37, Springfield, SD 57062 M: (605) 464-1197 nagelclubcalf@hotmail.com

Kendall Bremer 23384 Ridge Rd. Blakesburg, IA 52536 M: (641) 799-4911 klbremer81@gmail.com

204 MARSHALL RD. P.O. BOX 1100 PLATTE CITY, MO 64079 816-431-9950 Maine-Anjou.org maine@amaapc.com Executive Vice President Blake Nelson Blake@amaapc.com

Director of Herd Book & Data Services Marcena Fulton marcena@amaapc.com Office Assistant & MAPP Donna Grame Donna@amaapc.com Office Assistant Denise Bent Denise@amaapc.com

Cali O’Hara P.O. Box 991, Fort Benton, MT 59442 M: (406) 734-5252 Ohara@3rivers.net

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Fall DNA

Reminders

Fall sale & show season is here, as well as fall calving and it is time to register those spring calves you just weaned. It is a busy time of year for everyone with many different things going on, so we have compiled a list of some important things to remember regarding DNA & testing. • NEW – All samples turned in on a hair card will be charged an additional $4 per sample starting January 1, 2022. • AMAA will accept blood cards, tissue sampling units (TSU), semen straws or hair cards. • NEW - The CC Panel price has dropped to $95 and this is the most inclusive test we offer at AMAA. With this test you will receive 100 thousand DNA markers which includes parentage as well as genomics. The panel also includes several defect tests including TH and PHA. This is the recommended choice for those wishing to improve their herd. • All bulls born after January 1, 2014 must be TH and PHA free by test or pedigree in order to register. If a bull is found to be a carrier, he can register as a foundation or performance bull only, but all progeny will have to test free of that defect in order to register. Foundation bulls will carry their Maine-Anjou percentage to their offspring. • All AI sires regardless of breed and/or commercial, must have DNA, TH and PHA on file prior to registering any progeny. • All donor dams must have DNA, TH and PHA on file prior to registering their ET calves. If a donor is dead before a sample was procured, you must DNA, TH and PHA test all ET calves in order to register them. • Planning to sell a bull in either or the Bright Lights or Power in the Pens Maine-Anjou Sale? Have an AI promotional sire? Now is the time to start getting your DNA and testing in order and be ready by the first of the year! These are just a few things to take note of as the busy season sets in. If you have any questions regarding DNA or registrations please e-mail Rylee at rylee@amaapc.com or call her at 816-431-9950 Ext. 1.

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MAINE-ANJOU Junior Show Reports KANSAS STATE FAIR

Hutchinson, Kan. • Judge: Chris Cassaday, Iowa

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Parker Schwarz, LaCygne, Kan.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female TJ Mills, Grenola, Kan.

Champion MaineTainer Female Camden Kruse, Galva, Kan.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Desiree Littlechild, Wakeeny, Kan.

Aksarben Livestock Show

Grand Island, Neb. • Judge: Ty Bayer, Wisconsin

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Jacie Wolfinger, Lexington, Neb.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Jaelin Wolfinger, Lexington, Neb.

Champion MaineTainer Female Hadley Dunklau, Wayne, Neb.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Kenzy Beare, Estelline, S.D.

World Beef Expo

Milwaukee, Wis. • Judge: Brigham Stewart, Kansas

No Photo Champion Maine-Anjou Female Emily Thorson, Glenville, Minn.

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Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Hannah Oleson, Arkdale, Wis.

Champion MaineTainer Female Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Landrey Freeman, Winchester, Ill.


MAINE-ANJOU Junior Show Reports Tulsa State Fair

Tulsa, Okla. • Judge: Jake Franke, Texas

No Photo Champion Maine-Anjou Female Raimey Yocham, Sapulpa, Okla.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Hunter Morton, Stratford, Okla.

Champion MaineTainer Female Raegan Wilbourn, Tuttle, Okla.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Landrey Freeman, Winchester, Ill.

Keyston International Livestock Expo

Harrisburg, Pa. • Judge: Ryan Rash, Texas

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Clint Main, Hagerstown, Ind.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Kenzie Stadmiller, Dayton, Pa.

Champion MaineTainer Female Victoria Craig, Connellssville, Pa.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Emily Paden, Saint Clarisville, Ohio

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MAINE-ANJOU Open Show Reports World Beef Expo

Milwaukee, Wis. • Judge: Will Coor, Ohio

No Photo Champion Maine-Anjou Female Jaxon Schrag, Marion, S.D.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Hannah Oleson, Arkdale, Wis.

Champion MaineTainer Female Sydney Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Riley Supple, Cascade, Iowa

Tulsa State Fair

Tulsa, Okla. • Judge: John McCurry, Kansas

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Chandler Baker, Marlow, Okla.

Champion MaineTainer Female Conley Cattlle, Sulphur, Okla.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Carson Baker, Marlow, Okla.

Keystone International Livestock Expo

Harrisburg, Pa. • Judge: Shawn Varner, Missouri

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Clint Main, Hagerstown, Ind.

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Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Kenzie Stadmiller, Dayton, Pa.

Champion MaineTainer Female Schaeffer Show Cattle, Hagerstown, Ind.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Jackson Rippeon, Mt. Airy, Md.


MAINE-ANJOU Open Show Reports

Champion MaineTainer Bull Adam Griffith, Huntingdon, Pa.

Res. Champion MaineTainer Bull Hannah Imgrund, Lewisburg, Pa.

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MAINE-ANJOU Junior Update

MADISEN JOLIFF SECRETARY/TREASURER

2021-2022 AJMAA BOARD OF DIRECTORS President - Cameron Luedtke, Texas Vice President - Emma Preston, Illinois Secretary/Treasurer - Madisen Joliff, Ohio REGION 1 Rachael Rodgers, Indiana Madisen Joliff, Ohio REGION 2 Abby Stallbaumer, Nebraska Dexter Small, Kansas REGION 3 Cameron Luedtke, Texas Chancee Clark, Oklahoma

Hello everyone! My name is Madisen Jolliff and I am from Kenton, Ohio. I currently attend the Ohio State University - Agricultural Technical Institute where I am dual majoring in Agriculture Communications and Community Leadership with a focus in extension. I have the honor of serving as one of the American Junior Maine-Anjou Association (AJMAA) Region 1 Directors as well as serving as the junior board’s 20212022 Secretary/Treasurer. Being a part of the board this last year was one of the best opportunities I have ever had. Even though we were in the mist of the pandemic, we learned as an association how to adapt and overcome any obstacles we may face. My absolute favorite part of being on the board is getting to create friendships with other board members and getting the privilege to give back to those within this association who have helped me. Along with that, getting to mentor the next generation of showmen. Another part of the board that I absolutely love is the leadership opportunities that our association provides.

One of those leadership opportunities is occuring on March 31st to April 3rd. The AJMAA is presenting the NYLC! This is an amazing National Youth Leadership Conference for youth of 14-21 years old. NYLC will provide a unique and challenging atmosphere for leadership where our AJMAA members will be able to meet from all across the country. They will not only get to interact with peers, but industry leaders and professionals as well. Opportunities within this conference will not only allow members to study and implement their individual leadership styles and strengths but also allow members to see new and innovative technologies that are being created for the benefit of the livestock industry. The entry forms for NYLC go live November 15th! The registration fee is 400 and this includes a T-shirt, a goodie bag, and all meals & hotel cost while in attendance of the conference! We look forward to seeing all of our members there!

AT-LARGE Larahmy Blakley, Oklahoma Emma Preston, Illinois Macie McCollum, Texas Tyler Loudon, Iowa Morayah Cupp, Nebraska

2021 ROYALTY

QUEEN Brayton Striegel, Iowa PRINCESS Emma Yochum, Ohio Karly Lowes, Indiana AMAA YOUTH COMMITTEE Eric Walker, Arkansas Beau Ebersole, Iowa Andy Jones, Illinois Brett Carter, Oklahoma

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MAINE-ANJOU Beauprez Land & Cattle Bessler, James Blind Badger Ranch Bonham, Steve Burke Show Cattle The Maine Exchange Caffee Ranch Cattle Visions Denison Acres Dickson, Mark Duello Cattle Co. Eastview Maines Ebersole Cattle Co. Edje Griswold Cattle Company Hermosa Cattle Co.

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Jones Show Cattle Winegardener Show Cattle NAILE Junior Show NAILE Open Maine-Anjou Show Great Northern Livestock Expo Canadian Maine-Anjou Association 50 Year Celebtration The Cowboy Kind 3rd Annual Production Sale Griswold Cattle Co., The Classic Arizona National Open Maine-Anjou Show Cattlemen’s Congress 3rd Annual Maine Exchange Embryo Sale Western Elite Female Sale - OKC Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale National Western Stock Show Power In the Pens Maine-Anjou Sale Western Elite Female Sale - Denver Fort Worth Stock Show, National Maine-Anjou Show Iowa Beef Expo Maine-Anjou Banquet Iowa Beef Expo Maine-Anjou Sale Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic Ohio Beef Expo AJMAA National Youth Leadership Conference National

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Iowa Beef Expo Maine-Anjou Sale Loder Cattle Co. National Western Stock Show O’Hara Land & Cattle Opperman Maine-Anjou Randall, Cliff Redgate Cattle Co. Rimpel Cattle Co. Sarginson, Chris Secondino, Jami Sheridan, Bill Show Circuit Truline Maines Walton, Darby Willow Springs Cattle Co.

Dateline

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Nov. 6, Harrod, Ohio Nov. 6, Harrod, Ohio Nov. 14, Louisville, Ky. Nov. 17, Louisville, Ky. Nov. 18-21, Cheyenne, Wyoming Nov. 22-27, Regina, SK. December 4, Genoa, Neb. Dec. 17-18, Stillwater, Okla. Dec. 30, Phoenix, Ariz. Jan. 4-9, Oklahoma City, Okla. Jan. 8, Oklahoma City, Okla. Jan. 8, Oklahoma City, Okla. Jan. 8, Oklahoma City, Okla. Jan. 11-16, Denver, Colo. Jan. 14, Denver, Colo. Jan. 15. Oklahoma City, Okla. Jan. 28-30, Fort Worth, Texas Feb. 12, Des Moines, Iowa Feb. 13, Des Moines, Iowa Feb. 12-20, Des Moines, Iowa March 17-20, Columbus, Ohio March 31-April 3, Kansas City., Mo.

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All Me MINN Live Action − PB Maine-Anjou

Fires Otis DUEL Icon − 50% Maine-Anjou

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MINN Consider It Done

Unleashed Unlimited Power − 3/4 Maine-Anjou

Peace of Mind No Worries − 50% Maine-Anjou

GCC Masterpiece NMR Maternal Made− 50% Maine-Anjou

BKMT Game On BOE Garth − PB Maine-Anjou

Walsh On The Brink BNWZ Data Bank- − PB Maine-Anjou

Shut Eye No Worries − 3/8 Maine-Anjou

Data Bank BBBN X2 − PB Maine-Anjou

GCC Makin Time 404F ET NMR Maternal Made - 3/8 Maine-Anjou

TREB Mr. Shameless BOE Garth − 3/4 Maine-Anjou

NSSC SCC Unmatched Traditions SCC Tradition of 24 − Maine Angus

Good Magic GOET Driving 80 − 5/8 Maine-Anjou

2 Fold Sweet Willie − 50% Maine-Anjou

EVFM Night Train HAA Wisdom − PB Maine-Anjou

Slider Angus

Colburn Primo Angus

5T Power Chip Angus

Follow Me Angus

Play It Safe Angus

May We All Daddy’s Money − 50% Maine-Anjou

BNWZ Jose HAA Target − Purebred

Maternal Made BPF Mercedes Benz − 50% Maine-Anjou

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Dual Threat 305A − 3/4 Maine-Anjou

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BMWC In Control DUAL Threat − 3/4 Maine-Anjou

DUEL Icon BOE Epic − 3/4 Maine-Anjou

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V I S I T W W W. C A F F E E R A N C H . C O M F O R M O R E O N T H E O F F E R I N G

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GRAND CHAMPION MAINETAINER FEMALE, 2021 AMERICAN ROYAL

THANK YOU TO THE AMAA & AJMAA

RES. GRAND CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU BULL, 2021 AMERICAN ROYAL

As our time in the junior show ring comes to a close, we’d like to take this time to THANK those who have been outstanding friends and unbelievable mentors to our children. John, Blake & Lindsay the support, encouragement, leadership and beyond that you’ve given to Mason, Whitney & Catelyn has been very special to us. We thank you for giving so much of your-selves to our family and all the families you come in contact with.

ERIC, LINSAY, MASON, WHITNEY & CATELYN WALKER 14844 WALKER ROAD - PRAIRIE GROVE, ARKANSAS 72753 ONLINE - WWW.WILLOWSPRINGSCATTLE.COM ERIC WALKER - 479-601-3567 CODY GREEN, GENERAL MANAGER - 479-979-5223