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14844 Walker road • Prairie Grove, ar 72753 Eric: 479-601-3567 • cody GrEEn, shoW & saLE cattLE ManaGEr: 479-979-5223

Eric, Linsay, Mason, WhitnEy & catELyn WaLkEr

as the Wscc operation grows, the one thing that will always remain is their strong focus on family. The Walker’s run their operation as a family and they consider their partners and their customers a part of their family. They are striving to raise champions in the ring and in life.

as the Walker’s look toward the future, they plan to continue to grow their cattle operation around their foundation females. Their goal is to produce top end cattle for their customer base, while relying on their strong faith to guide them along the way.

With a strong focus on faith and family, eric and linsay along with mason (15), Whitney (14) and catelyn (11) strive to raise nationally competitive cattle. Their select herd of 60 cows is dedicated to raising champions. additionally, they utilize a pool of 700 head of recips from Willow springs ranch, which is owned by eric’s parents, larry & Beann Walker. Their operation also includes nearly 100 acres of row crops managed by the family to supplement the nutrition of their herd in the winter.

you might recognize members of the Walker family from the show ring, but their hearts remain in Prairie Grove, arkansas where they operate their cattle ranch, Willow springs cattle company (Wscc).

Fresh, New Maine-Anjou Genetics!

Sound Decision

MCF The Next Great Calving Ease Sire from Jones/Stewart Angus



Reg.# 453748 - 3/4 Maine - Polled

Thank You Buck Cattle for your purchase. Jirl Buck - (580) 795-4865


Back40 X

JSAR MR RODMAN 39HKR JSAR BLK FUTURE DIRECT 201RT Thank You Dunk Cattle for your purchase. Ryan Dunklau - (402) 369-2025



Gregg Stewart - 785-325-2089 - Brig Stewart 785-747-8028 Ron Jones 308-423-2894 - Kent Stewart 979-777-7919 - -

JSAR Titan - AAA 16542035

BSAR Opportunity - AAA 16381365

Many sons sell!

Sons sell!

Full sib to Back 40 Proven Calving Ease Sire

Sire of the two-time Reserve Grand Champion Bull at the NWSS and Grand Champion Bull at Fort Worth!



MARCH/APRIL • VOLUME 25/NUMBER 4 The official publication of the American Maine-Anjou Association. COVER PHOtO By LINDSEy BROEK


12 2015 National Western Stock Show Coverage

38 How Much Can I Afford to Pay for a Bull?

by Travis Meteer, University of Illinois Extension

40 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show Coverage 54 How Do you Sell Bulls? by Ed Creason

Departments 6

Headquarters by John Boddicker


Commercial Connection by Dave Steen

24 28 30 31 35 61


New Junior Members

New Adult Members

Open Show Reports

Junior Update by Ladd Landgraf


Produced by Maine-Anjou Voice, Platte City, MO • 816-858-9954 Lindsey Broek, editor & Devon Stewart


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Grass to

GRID Bull Sale

APrIl 11Th In FOlleTT, TexAs

The WhIskey Pen Bulls All sell!

Irish Whiskey x Queen 414 BW: 85 WW: 662 Denver WT: 1094


IrIsh WhIskey x IrIsh WhIskey

BW: 77 WW: 683 Denver WT: 1212

Champion pen of Maintainer’s all sired by Whiskey

IrIsh WhIskey x FCC rOseTTA 745r

BW: 78 WW: 602 Denver WT: 1070

IrIsh WhIskey x FCC rOseTTA 745r

Reserve High Maine by Daddy’s $

John & Jeannie Griswold: 405-780-3300 Greg & Dee Griswold: 405-780-0100

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Bull Power

Semen Available - Call today!

sire: GVC Suh 01W dam: NAGE Ms Trojan 183K


Reg. # 429575 :: Purebred :: TH & PHA Free











To all those who purchased our bulls in the Bright Lights Sale!

MINN Hard Whiskey BOE Miss Jolene Reg. # 447000 :: Purebred :: TH & PHA Free Owned with Matt Lautner Cattle, Iowa











Ante Up

Semen available through Cattle Visions & owners.

Thank You


Beauprez & Land Cattle

Mark, Lisa, Nick & Megan Beauprez • Byers, Colo. Mark (303) 378-0718 • Nick (303) 880-7827

Selling 75 Head ...

Show Heifer & Donor Prospects Maine-Anjou, MaineTainer, Hereford, Charolais, Chianina, Shorthorn & Crossbred Congratulations COLE MOORE Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female, ’15 NWSS Open Show Bred by Buck

Congratulations BECCA MOORE Grand Champion MaineTainer Female, ’14 National Junior Maine-Anjou Show Bred by Buck

Congratulations TRISTAN MONROE Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female, ’15 FWSS Open Show Bred by Moore

Congratulations COLE MOORE Grand Champion Polled Hereford, ’14 Hereford Junior National Expo Bred by Buck & Wolfridge

Congratulations BECCA MOORE Grand Champion Female, ’14 National Junior Maine-Anjou Show Bred by Buck Congratulations CHRIS BARTON Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female, ‘15 FWSS Junior Show Bred by Buck Congratulations CHARLEY JOHNSON Supreme Champion Female & Champion Charolais, ’14 Tulsa State Fair & many more Championship titles. Bred by Jeffrey Congratulations LADD LANDGRAF Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female, ’14 Tulsa State Fair Bred by Moore

Congratulations BLAKELEE HAYES Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer, ’14 Tulsa State Fair Bred by Davis

Maine, Horned Hereford & Polled Hereford

75 head sell at the Ranch at Private Treaty. 25 head sell in our Spring Online Bull Sale, APRIL 7th.


All Buck cattle are fed MFM Feeds & Sure Champ. Talk to us about their advantages.

Jirl, Brenda & Bailey Buck 580.795.4865 mobile • Madill, OK 73446 • Matt Scasta, 580.220.7288 March/April 2015



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

CE 6.5 6.8 7.2 7.2

BW 2.1 2.1 2.5 2.4

WW 35.8 37.6 39.5 39.8

YW 72.4 75.7 78.4 78.6

MCE 0.9 1.8 2.8 2.9

MM 19.3 19.7 19.4 19.4

MWW 37.1 38.5 39.2 39.3

CW -3 -1.1 1 1

FT 0.01 0.01 0 0

REA 0.13 0.14 0.18 0.17

MARB 0.18 0.2 0.19 0.2

%RT 0.26 0.26 0.32 0.31

by John Boddicker, executive vice president

2015, Mark This Year as a Year of Out Reach & Development

American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) Mission Statement The AMAA will promote Maine-Anjou genetics that provide superior, value added performance, docility and carcass excellence for the beef industry while also providing expanded membership services for adult and junior members. If I were a Maine-Anjou breeder and could foresee in my crystal ball the future of this breed, I would be ecstatic with anticipation of what is to come. As an association we continually try to provide pathways for breeders to use, with the full intent of improving the Maine-Anjou product that is being marketed, whether that is to breeding operations or in the commercial setting.


The Commercial Connection program will be one of growth and undeniable success for those that use its inherent guidelines to better their breeding programs. Initially off to a slow start, many of our leading programs have now made the commitment to participate and help forge a new line of thinking in breeding decisions, marketing avenues/promotion and their own breeding piece purchases. I highly suggest you watch for the Commercial Connection logo (three different tiers) on all participating breeder promotion pieces. This coalition of like minded breeders will set a course for breed expansion, mark it down! Genetically enhanced EPDs will become a reality in the Maine-Anjou breed in 2015. The result will be higher EPD accuracies and the true realization that you will be able to, with one simple test, shave years off of what would normally take years of weights and proper contemporary grouping to establish reliable accuracies. This one tool, when utilized to its full degree by Maine-Anjou breeders can provide a solid


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and positive boost of creditability to Maine-Anjou data and the rest of the beef industry, mark it down! DigitalBeef, LLC, data systems will become the new system adopted by the AMAA. Transformation to the new system is set to begin in June with a completion date of Oct. 1, 2015. Allowing for the curve to work short term problems out, you, the Maine-Anjou user will be very satisfied with the immense capabilities this system offers your program! Like it has been mentioned in our meetings leading up to the adoption of this program, it can be as simple (register and transfer) or as in-depth as you want. This system is a completely web-based and can be used as a whole herd management system! Besides the advantages it offers the Maine-Anjou breeder, the AMAA sees an eventual shift to more online registrations allowing for timely response to meet your needs and less system administration time needed by the AMAA staff to meet the daily demands. Long overdue and much needed - you will be impressed! Mark it down! Year end association statistics are as good as any in the last 25 years! Stop and think about that statement for a little bit. I am so proud to inform you that in 2014: Registrations................................................up 20% Transfers........................................................up 3% Adult Memberships........................................up 8% Junior Memberships.....................................up 10% The Maine-Anjou breed and it’s association is

continually building for the future, of which the future holds many positives. Mark it down!

Out Reach

The process has begun to find a new executive vice president. The process is in the capable hands of a highly qualified search committee and then onto the AMAA board for a final decision. The entire adult and junior membership should be very excited with the dawning of new and fresh ideas that will build upon the firm foundation this association is built on. What an opportunity for you all to renew your full commitment to the future of the Maine-Anjou breed


Phil Core

Phillip Lloyd Core, son of Lloyd Ellsworth and Dolores Mae (Loynachan) Core was born on March 17th,

1958 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Phil attended Pleasantville Schools, graduating in 1976. While in school, he excelled in academics, sports, and FFA. He was named FFA Iowa Star Farmer in 1976 and was an Iowa State FFA Officer. He held the high-jump record at Pleasantville Schools for several years - those who met him later in life had a hard time believing this. Phil graduated with a B.S. in Animal Science from Iowa State University in 1980. While at Iowa State he was on the Livestock Judging Team. He loved analyzing livestock and placed 2nd in the National Collegiate Livestock Judging Contest. He was a proud member of Alpha Gamma Rho fraternity and had lifetime friends through this organization. An avid Iowa State fan, Phil enjoyed cheering on the Cyclones, especially Cyclone basketball games. On August 30th, 1980, he married Ann Elizabeth Lang from Brooklyn, Iowa. They have two daughters, Lindsey Ann and Morgan Leigh. The family spent many hours working with their cattle, and together with his brother Mark and sister-in-law Deb built a nationally competitive Maine-Anjou operation, being awarded Premier Breeder from the American MaineAnjou Association in 1997. Summer vacations were spent showing cattle at National Junior Shows around the country. Phil was a long time advisor for the Iowa

and support new leadership as that person gains your trust and friendship. Besides the opening in 2015 of the executive vice-president position, two other positions will be open. Rhonda Boddicker will be leaving her position at the AMAA office July 1, 2015 and Dave Steen, Commercial Development Director, will be leaving his post on Dec. 1, 2015. Watch the next issue of the Voice for a closer insight into these two very dedicated AMAA employees.

Junior Maine-Anjou Association and also served on the Iowa and American Maine-Anjou Boards for many years. Phil remained active in the Pleasantville community throughout his life, serving as President of the School Board and on the Pleasantville FFA Alumni Association. He was a member of Pleasantville Disciples of Christ Church. Phil was a founding member of the Three Trees Club- a close-knit group of friends who grew up showing at the Marion County Fair and then years later watched all of their kids do the same. This group’s love of the fair and its’ competitive youth livestock shows resulted in the sponsorship of the traveling trophies for Grand Champion Market Steer, Market Lamb, and Market Swine at the Marion County Fair. Phil devoted his entire career to the livestock industry in various roles over the years including the Iowa Pork Producers Association, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, and McVean Trading. He was a cattle buyer for Monfort, JBS, and most recently Iowa Premium Beef. Phil enjoyed the opportunity to visit with producers and loved the game of trading livestock. Family was very important to Phil. He loved attending his daughters’ games, livestock shows, plays, musicals, and contests over the years. He enjoyed teaching, coaching, encouraging, and especially spending the time to create memories with everyone. Phil passed away on Wednesday, February 4th, 2015 from injuries sustained in an automobile accident at the age of 56 years. Phil was preceded in death by his parents and grandparents. Those left to cherish his memory include his wife, Ann; daughters, Lindsey (Stephen) Core-Linnebur of Flora, Indiana and Morgan Core of Austin, Minnesota; brother, Mark (Deb) of Pleasantville, IA; parents-inlaw, Jack and Marilyn Lang of Brooklyn; brother-inlaw Mark (Patty) Lang of Brooklyn; sisters-in-law Mary (Doug) Tatro of Rock Island, Illinois and Paula (Neal) Smith of Brooklyn; 6 nieces and 2 nephews, and many other family members and friends. March/April 2015


CommerCial ConneCtion

by Dave Steen, commercial development director

2015 National Western Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale To top last year’s beautiful weather during the National Western would have been a reach, but 2015’s topped the previous seven years and was welcomed by all. The attendance of interested buyers and onlookers was amazing, each day the attendance grew with many familiar faces and a number of new faces. We greatly appreciate the continued support of all of our buyers! Twenty two consignors from 11 states sold a total of 48 bulls and eight females, that included a donation lot from Griswold and Nuendorf Cattle, and five embryo lots. Thank you to Griswold and Nuendorf Cattle for their generous donation. On Thursday, January 15 each sale bull was evaluated by a panel of three judges that included Mark Mueller, Kansas, Fred DeRouchey, South Dakota and Case Gabel, Colorado. Thank you to these gentlemen for making the trip to Denver to evaluate our sale bulls. Your time and effort is very much appreciated! The 2014 spring born bulls that were offered for sale provided consistent WDA numbers ranging from 3.06 to 4.12 lbs./per day. The set was extremely lean ranging from 0.09 to a high of 0.37 in. One of the great strengths of the Maine-Anjou breed is that of red meat yield and as one would expect the consigned bulls ultrasounded a very high average REA measurement. Young April and May bulls weighing in the high 8’s and 9’s with REA measurements of over 12! March through January bulls weighing 1,000 plus to 1,350 lbs., with consistent REA’s in the 14’s all the way up to 17.4! An August 2013 bull topped the REA measurement category scanning a very high 20.7! It is no wonder why feedlots like it when Maine-Anjou genetics are present in the feeder cattle they have on inventory. To that very point, many in the seats at this highlighted annual National Western event are repeat bull buyers that have recognized the true value realized from Maine-Anjou progeny. The bottom line is an ever reoccurring theme; the Maine-Anjou breed continues to show the positive impact that this breed can create in the production cycle of the beef industry!


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Congratulations and thank you to this year’s consignors for the great set of bulls and females that were brought to the Denver Bright Lights sale.

Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull and Female Sale As we see year after year, the Bright Lights sale saw a standing room only crowd of potential and anxious buyers. When the sale ended, 48 bulls averaged $6,427, 8 females averaged $3,513 and five embryo lots (21 embryos) averaged $979 per embryo. The demand for Maine-Anjou genetics was evident again this year as was shown by the outstanding averages. Thank You Mike! For the past nine years a friend of mine, Mike Holden, has served as an AMAA Board of Director. For six years he has traveled with me many times. He has assisted us in Denver for the past eight of the nine years, only missing one year due to his mother’s passing. Mike has traveled many miles on distant trips with me to put on the Maine-Anjou Town Hall meetings and is always very willing to help with anything. Mike has always supported the Maine-Anjou breed by consigning cattle to our National Feed Trials, the Iowa Cattlemen’s Carcass Feedout Contest and the Iowa Beef Expo. He has become a great spokesman for the Maine-Anjou breed. I cannot thank Mike enough for his great friendship and willingness to help. The times were enjoyable. Mike is one of the best people anyone could know. Thank you, Mike, for all of your help! It will never be forgotten! Please feel free to call (515) 201-3281 if I can be of help. Good luck on your upcoming calving and breeding season. Maines on the Move, Dave Steen AMAA Commercial Development Director

GoodCat le

Good Program

Truline Maines had a great week at the 2015 National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. We had three animals in this year’s Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale. Truline Maines would like to extend a heartfelt ‘Thank You’ to the buyers of this year’s consignments and their trust in our program.

TLM Baxter 421B

TLM Super Stout X TLM Miss M 263Z Thank You Wise Maines, Alberta, Canada for your bull purchase.

+ Commercial Connection Plus

TLM Lady 424B

TLM Passion 141Y X TLM Lady M 254Z Thank You Ed Tice Family, Tipton, Indiana for your heifer purchase!

TLM Progress 341A KBSC Watergate 1W X TLM Amy 718T Reserve Division Champion + National Western Stock Show Commercial Connection Plus

TLM Lady Dutchess 440B

TLM Synergy 825U X Lady Dutchess 622S Thank You Ed Tice Family, Tipton, Indiana for your heifer purchase!

RRRC Allstar 612A

RBT Sport Illustrated 33 X RRRC Erica 192X Reserve Grand Champion National Maine-Anjou Show Owned with Carlson Maine-Anjou, Missouri

Everett - Steve - Mike Forkner

9282 E. Indian Line Rd.• Richards, MO 64778 • (417) 484-3306 • (877) 489-0570 • (417) 549-0666 •

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(866) 356-4565 call for a free directory or view online at

Calving ease outcross to I80/Ali lines!

2012 National Champion Bull

The shiroetstesatre here!


MINN Hard Whiskey

SAK Summit

Majors Money Man 673J GVC Special Delivery Majors Waldo − Purebred TH/PHA Free

GVC Noble Man 11N − Purebred TH/PHA Free

BPF Comfort Zone


Live Action

GEF Open Bar



GVC Twitter



Daddy’s Money


NAGE Ante Up

HAA Target − Purebred TH/PHA Free

DCC Hard Drive 138R − 3/4 Maine-Anjou TH/PHA Free

GVC Statesman − Purebred TH/PHA Free

Monopoly − 50% Maine-Anjou THC/PHA Free

I-80 − 3/4 Maine-Anjou TH/PHA Free

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DCC Hard Drive 138R − Purebred TH/PHA Free

Predator − 3/4 Maine-Anjou TH/PHA Free

Special Delivery − 3/4 Maine-Anjou TH/PHA Free

Irish Whiskey − MaineTainer TH/PHA Free

DCC Hard Drive 138R CMAC Hard Core − Purebred TH/PHA Free

Ice Chest − 3/4 Maine-Anjou TH/PHA Free

Monopoly − MaineTainer

GVC Suh − Purebred TH/PHA Free


GVC Statesman 4R ET − Purebred TH/PHA Free

Mercedes Benz − Purebred TH/PHA Free

DMCC Limited Edition − Purebred TH/PHA Free

I-80 − 50% Maine-Anjou TH/PHA Free

Mizzou 40A


X Tag 997 (Maine/Angus)

Sired by Mizzou!

Mizzou 40A was a standout at the 2014 National Western Stock Show. His Denver weight was 1,200 lbs. and he scanned a 15.5 inch ribeye. Semen available through Cattle Visions!

TLM Honor 024X

HAA Security

X TLM Miss B 303N Sired by Honor!

Commercial Connection

Commercial Connection

WAC Loco 19A MCF Chaos

X TRKY Miss Wave At Me

Reserve Grand Champion Chi Bull 2014 Junior Nationals Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull 2014 Mo. State Fair

WAC Show Cattle

│ Will & Shelbie Alexander 22903 Genoa Rd. • Linneus, MO 64653 (660) 734-1427 • (660) 734-8568

Alexander Land & Cattle

│ Myron & Carol Alexander

23231 Hwy. FF • Linneus, MO 64653 (660) 375-7263 • (660) 895-5346 March/April 2015 11

National Western

Stock Show

Maine-Anjou Females Judge: Jared Boyert, Illinois

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Champion Junior Yearling

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Champion Senior Heifer Calf

April 5, 2013 Sire: BPF Mercedes Benz 131U Dam: DMCC Miss Winnie 43W Exhibited by Emma Vickland, Longmont, Colo.

Sept. 6, 2013 Sire: GOET I80 Dam: BK Utoo 872 Exhibited by Cole Moore, Madill, Okla.


BK Ain’t high 3015

Champion Junior Heifer Calf

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf

Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf

March 3, 2014 Sire: BPF Mercedes Benz 131U Dam: Radiant Exhibited by Isaac Taber, Abingdon, Ill.

May 2, 2014 Sire: BBBN X 483X Dam: WCC Erica 36R Exhibited by Carissa Jones, Sunray, Texas

Oct. 22, 2014 Sire: GOET I80 Dam: BK Time Machine 7110 Exhibited by Victoria Chapman, Mannsville, Okla.

Champion Summer Yearling

Reserve Champion Summer Yearling

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling

May 26, 2013 Sire: BSC New Beginning 45Y Dam: BSC Hey There Delilah 95Y Exhibited by Isaac Taber, Abingdon, Ill.

May 5, 2013 Sire: GOET I80 Dam: Miss 563 Exhibited by Madison Clark, Covington, Ohio

April 18, 2013 Sire: MINN Hard Whiskey 591Y Dam: TJSC Lucky Lady 2X Exhibited by Ali Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio

BSC Bianca 70B

PCL Miss Clarity

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BBR Belle 488B

Onion angel 363

CMCC Always on time 3018

JSC Lucky lady 105a

Champion Cow/Calf Pair

bpf rumor 554z

May 2, 2012 Sire: SLC Sooner 101M Dam: KASS Rumor S38 Exhibited by Carissa Jones, Sunray, Texas

w o h S r o i Jun

Maine-Anjou & MaineTainer Females Judge: Jason Hoffman, Nebraska

Grand Champion Junior Maine-Anjou Female

Reserve Grand Champion Junior Maine-Anjou Female

April 5, 2013 Sire: BPF Mercedes Benz 131U Dam: DMCC Miss Winnie 43W Exhibited by Emma Vickland, Longmont, Colo.

March 2, 2014 Sire: Daddys Money Dam: FSJC Campell Lucky Lady Exhibited by Sara Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa

Grand Champion Junior MaineTainer Female

Reserve Grand Champion Junior MaineTainer Female

April 3, 2013 Sire: Bojo Dam: Unregistered Exhibited by Lillie Skiles, Dalhart, Texas

May 9, 2014 Sire: Monopoly Dam: Miss Rockfalls Ali 138W Exhibited by Chancee Clark, Romance, Ark.



JSC Lucky lady 34B

Miss Zoey 52B

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National Western

Stock Show Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Champion Junior Heifer Calf

Shultz irish queen 46b

MaineTainer Females Judge: Jared Boyert, Ill.

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Champion Senior Heifer Calf

April 7, 2014 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: J&J Irish Queen Exhibited by Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, Okla.

crll miss angelina 55a

Sept. 19, 2013 Sire: CRLL Tracker X105 Dam: NM-68R Exhibited by Chyann Smith, Storm Lake, Iowa

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf

Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf

Champion Summer Yearling

May 7, 2014 Sire: Bojo Dam: HHC Poison 54P Exhibited by Mackenzie Mawson, Archie, Mo.

Oct. 1, 2013 Sire: LFCC Unstoppable 727X Dam: A891 Angus Exhibited by Abagail Wood, Leavenworth, Kan.

May 2, 2014 Sire: Monopoly Dam: RMFF Coco Chanel Exhibited by Mackenzie Mawson, Archie, Mo.

Champion Junior Yearling

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling

April 19, 2013 Sire: ASCC Polygraph 601S Dam: Unregistered Exhibited by Emma Vickland, Longmont, Colo.

March 23, 2013 Sire: GOET I80 Dam: WLFF Fergie Exhibited by Kathy Lehman, Shelby, Ohio

HHC Princess 16B

Reserve Champion Summer Yearling

Sassy Delilah

June 1, 2013 Sire: DSUL Sooner 175Y Dam: Sassy Exhibited by Rachelle Quinn, Castle Rock, Colo. 14 March/April 2015

TGSC Amaretto 022A

MENT Miss Gypsy BOots 46

HHC Hairette 17A

WLFF Fergie 8A

Maine-Anjou Bulls Judge: Jared Boyert, Ill.

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Champion Junior Yearling

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Champion Junior Bull Calf

BPF Middle man 511a

Jan 20, 2013 Sire: BPF Mercedes Benz 131U Dam: DCC Lexi 183M Exhibited by Bushy Park Farms, Highland, Md.

BPF Code Black

April 1, 2014 Sire: GOET I80 Dam: JSC Velvet 112W Exhibited by Kopp Land & Cattle, Batesville, Ind.


Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling Bull

Reserve Champion Senior Bull

Feb. 20, 2014 Sire: MINN Hard Whiskey 591Y Dam: TJSC Lucky Lady 2X Exhibited by Grauer Show Cattle, Shiloh, Ohio

March 1, 2013 Sire: KBSC Watergate 1W Dam: TLM Amy 718T Exhibited by Truline Maines, Richards, Mo.

Oct. 28, 2012 Sire: RRRC Hennessy Dam: QHLC Donna Exhibited by Question Hills Land & Cattle, Afton, Iowa

GFSC The Prophet

TLM Progress 341A

QHLC Strut

Premier Breeder & Exhibitor Bushy Park Farm, Highland, Md.

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National Western

Stock Show Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull Champion Senior Bull

MaineTainer Bulls Judge: Jared Boyert, Illinois

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull Champion Junior Bull Calf

BPF Beast 513Y

KLRL FC Tirck Play 32B

Feb. 8, 2012 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: Unregistered Exhibited by Bushy Park Farms, Highland, Md

March 2, 2014 Sire: GOET I80 Dam: KLRL Tricky Vicky 034X Exhibited by Kyndal Reitzenstein, Kersey, Colo.

Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf

Champion Summer Yearling Bull

Champion Junior Yearling Bull

Feb. 16, 2014 Sire: GVC Suh 01W Dam: BPR Lilly Exhibited by Beauprez Land & Cattle, Byers, Colo.

May 1, 2013 Sire: MCF Chaos Dam: TRKY Miss Wave At Time Exhibited by Trace Alexander, Brookfield, Mo.

March 15, 2013 Sire: LFCC Unstoppable 727X Dam: Fayshia Exhibited by Ali Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio

BOE Fabio

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WAC Loco 19A

MCCF Jackson


ach year at the National Western Stock Show, the seats are filled and a standing room only crowd awaits the Bright Lights Maine-Anjou sale. The bulls and females brought to this sale compliment almost every buyer’s needs, ranging from the Maine-Anjou herd sire to bulls that will run the range in a commercial setting. Consistency of product is what brings back the buyers year in and year out. Thanks to Case Gabel, Mark Mueller and Fred DeRouchey for setting the stage with the evaluation process of both bull and female lots. If one took the time to evaluate the EPD profiles offered along with the ultrasound data, one could only be impressed with the 2015 offering. Curve bending numbers were offered for those that took the time to evaluate. New to this year’s sale was the introduction of the Commercial Connection program and the logo’s of participating breeders. The program is designed to recognize those programs that truly integrate meaningful data into their breeding programs in order to supply the commercial industry with a dependable Maine-Anjou product. Breeders carrying that logo enjoyed much success in the 2015 event. The 2015 Bright Lights sale set an all-time high average with 48 bulls selling for an average of $6,427. To put this in industry perspective the offering consists of 10 to 12 month old bulls, not 18 to 24 months of age. That in itself makes a positive statement for the demand of top-line Maine-Anjou genetics.

Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale

Sale Gross - $357,160 5 Embryos - $20,038 1 Bred Female - $5,500 7 Open Females - $22,600 48 Bulls - $308,496

Avg. $4,008 Avg. $5,500 Avg. $3,229 Avg. $6,427

- $25,000 - Lot 122 - BOE Garth, a Feb. 12, 2014, purebred son of MINN Hard Whiskey 591Y, consigned by Beauprez Land & Cattle, Byers, Colo., sold to the Garth Syndicate, Byers, Colo. - $24,000 - Lot 146 - BPC Venom 29B, a March 31, 2014, 5/8 son of Cowan’s Ali 4M, consigned by Blueprint Cattle Co., Pella, Iowa, sold to Phil Lautner, Van Meter, Iowa and Bushy Park Farms, Highland, Md. - $14,750 - Lot 138 - RGCC 493B, a Feb. 22, 2014, 5/8 son of Irish Whiskey, consigned by Goddard Cattle Co., Red Oak, Iowa, sold to Kootenia Land & Cattle, Rathdrum, Idaho. - $13,000 - Lot 107 - JPC Juke 74B, a Feb. 3, 2014, 3/4 son of GOET I80, consigned by Jon Pettigrew, Columbia City, Ind., sold to GY Livestock, Williams, Calif. - $11,000 - Lot 119 - BPF Common Ground 504B, a Jan. 14, 2014, purebred son of Cowan’s Ali 4M, consigned by Bushy Park Farm, Highland, Md., sold to Ron & Amy Kahl, Reeds, Mo.

Thank You

Always a sale highlight, Griswold & Nuendorf Cattle Companies donated a May, ¾ MINN Hard Whiskey daughter with proceeds to benefit the 2015 National Junior Show. When the dust settled from ticket sales and the actual sale of the heifer, $11,000 was raised for this summer’s highlight junior event.

To all that contributed, with a special Thank You to Griswold & Nuendorf for donating this future breeding piece! March/April 2015 17

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Stock Show Pen-of-Three Bull Champions

Grand Champion Pen-of-Three Maine-Anjou Bulls Exhibited by Blind Badger Ranch, Fort Morgan, Colo.

Judges: Blake Nelson, Oklahoma Matt Copeland, New Mexico Chris Mullinix, Kansas

Reserve Champion Pen-of-Three Maine-Anjou Bulls Exhibited by Beauprez Land & Cattle, Byers, Colo.

The three bulls include BBR Blade 10B, BBR Banjo 9B and BBR Blackjack 7B, all sired by BBBN X 483X. The bulls range in age from April 2 - May 7, 2014. Averages include: age, 264 days; weight, 905 lb.; WDA, 3.42 lb.; REA, 13.1 in.; fat, 0.26 in.; SC, 34.3 cm.; BW, 1.7; WW, 39.6; YW, 79.6; M, 18.5; M&G, 38.4; CE, 9.55; MCE, 3.1.

The three bulls include BOE Sampson, BOE Garth and BOE Gordic, all sired by MINN Hard Whiskey 591Y. The bulls range in age from Feb. 12 - 17, 2014. Averages include: age, 334 days; weight, 1,091 lb.; WDA, 3.27 lb.; REA, 14.57 in.; fat, 0.18 in.; SC, 36.2 cm; BW, 2.4; WW, 39.2; YW, 77.4; M, 20.4; M&G, 40.1; CE, 8.33; MCE, -2.67.

Grand Champion Pen-of-Three MaineTainer Bulls Exhibited by Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, Okla.

Reserve Champion Pen-of-Three Maine-Anjou Bulls Exhibited by Blind Badger Ranch, Fort Morgan, Colo.

The three bulls include GCC Willie 585B, GCC Waylon 594B and GCC NFLL Merle 875, all sired by Irish Whiskey. The bulls range in age from Feb. 20 - March 25, 2014. Averages include: age, 309 days; weight, 1,125 lb.; WDA, 3.64 lb.; REA, 14.77 in.; fat, 0.39 in.; SC, 33.5 cm; BW, 0.33; WW, 39; YW, 74.6; M, 12; M&G, 31.7.

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The three bulls include BBR Brutus, sired by BBR Rumor Mill, BBR Bocephus, sired by SLC Sooner 101M and BBR Bronson 12B, sired by BBBN X 483X. The bulls range in age from April 2 - May 7, 2014 Averages include: age, 302 days; weight, 1,030 lb.; WDA, 3.41 lb.; REA, 14.70 in.; fat, 0.19 in.; SC, 35 cm; BW, 1.0; WW, 39.5; YW, 78.9; M, 20.5; M&G, 40.4; CE, 8.63; MCE, 3.47.

Pen-of-Three Bull Champions

People’s Choice Pen-of-Three Maine-Anjou Bulls Exhibited by Nagel Cattle Co., Springfield, S.D.

The three bulls include NAGE Banker 43A, sired by AFR Banker 1W, NAGE Doppler 35A and NAGE Doppler 62A, both sired by NAGE Doppler 27X. The bulls range in age from Jan. 27 - Feb. 2, 2013. Averages include: age, 353 days; weight, 1,054 lb.; WDA, 2.99 lb.; REA, 13.21 in.; fat, 0.24 in.; SC, 34.33 cm; BW, 0.97; WW, 38.1; YW, 79.5; M, 15.9; M&G, 34.8; CE, 8.93; MCE, 4.53.

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Pen-of-Three Heifer Champions

Grand Champion Pen-of-Three MaineTainer Heifers Exhibited by Diamonds in the Rough Cattle Co., Oolagah, Okla.

The three heifers include DRCC Miss Babbs, sired by DRCC New Goal, DRCC Miss Black Jack, sired by DRCC Prize Fighter and DRCC Miss Bit of Luck, sired by DRCC Yuma. The heifers range in age from May 21 - June 27, 2014. Averages include: age, 222 days; weight, 656 lb.; BW, 1.63; WW, 33.3; YW, 67.8; M, 20.5; M&G, 37.3.

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AMAA Award Winners

that are sold at market are usually purchased as replacements that go into other herds. The Steele operation is a true family endeavor. The history of their family operation, over five generations, has been working together in the pursuant of developing better beef. The Steele’s made their first trip to the Denver National Western in 1982 and continue to make it an annual tradition. On January 16th, they celebrated their 33rd wedding anniversary.

Commercial Producer of the Year Mark & Faye Steele, Kansas A finely tuned, well managed diversified crop and commercial cattle partnership nestled in the rolling hills of northern Kansas, the Commercial Producer of the Year award goes to Mark and Faye Steele and their son, Chance and his wife Jessica. This couple, along with their son and daughter-in-law, have developed a strong partnership through the love for family and the cattle business. The Steele’s purchased their first Maine-Anjou cattle from the McGillivary dispersal in Canada in 1995, purchasing a bull, a cow and a show heifer. From this humble beginning 20 years ago, their herd now consists of 250 head of outstanding black commercial cows that are selected for optimum maternal values and high fertility. Their genetic strategy has been to cross MaineAnjou bulls on their black based cowherd to maximize the available heterosis for increased weaning weights, added maternal values and overall performance. Because of their direct selection pressure for added performance, the Steele’s have created a reputation of raising extremely fast growing, heavy muscled calves with great dispositions that are highly sought after on sale day. This operation feels the benefits of the Maine-Anjou breed is their rate of gain potential, outstanding carcass qualities, calving ease and great disposition. Their Maine-Anjou influenced calves have topped the market at the Manhattan Commission Company for many years. The majority of their heifer crop becomes replacements, either in their own herd or those 20 March/April 2015

Seedstock Producer of the Year Redgate Cattle Company, Oklahoma A family ranching and farming operation located in the south central part of the country, Max Redgate’s career began 45 years ago when he was in high school, purchasing his first group of commercial cows. In 1970, Max married his lovely wife, Debra. The two expanded their cowherd and began a calf preconditioning operation, along with farming. Today the Redgate operation consists of 5,000 acres of native grass, 1,200 acres of improved grass and 1,200 acres of wheat and alfalfa. In the 1980’s their oldest daughter, Chancey, expressed an interest in showing cattle. This started their artificial insemination (AI) program and they purchased their first Maine-Anjou bull, Reflector, from the DeJong herd in South Dakota. Reflector’s first calf crop sold Max on the Maine-Anjou breed, which led him to begin utilizing ET technology to produce as many Reflector daughters and granddaughters as he could.

by Dave Steen, Commercial Development Director The Redgate operation presently runs 600 registered Maine-Anjou cows that are selected for docility, functionality, good uddered easy keeping females, that will produce high quality, moderate birth weight calves that have added performance and eye appeal. Redgate’s cowherd is totally enrolled in the MAPP program, that involves total herd reporting and supplies his herd with complete EPD profiles. This operation takes pride in their cowherd as it is made up of several Cornerstone dams. They are also proud of the fact that their entire cowherd is TH and PHA free! Last summer I had the opportunity to ride through their cowherd. Every question I asked was answered and assisted by two large ring notebooks laying on the dash. Their records are meticulous! As is the love for their cattle, Redgate feels the years of genetic selection have provided his females with the maternal strength to work in any environment. Today they AI about 500 cows per year. They offer and sell high quality replacement heifers, herd sires and show prospects through their successful internet sales that have helped to bring customers to them. The Redgate operation is blessed to have three daughters, all married and all working in some facet of agriculture, with one daughter and son-in-law that have played a huge role in the continued success of Redgate Cattle Co., the past eight years. Max’s goal has always been to raise cattle that will compete in the showring and perform in the cowherd and feedlot. Due to the success of their breeding program, the Maine-Anjou breed has helped their operation accomplish their goals and provided them with the opportunity to have a truly successful family business. “To me, knowing that someone is interested in carrying on our operation means everything. We all need to continue encouraging our younger generations. I’m grateful for the opportunity to watch my grandchildren grow up on the same ranch where I raised my daughters” said Redgate.

Friend of the Maine-Anjou Bob Weaber, Kansas Bob Weaber grew up on a cow-calf operation in southern Colorado. Weaber went on to earn a degree in Animal Science followed by his master’s degree in the Beef Industry Leadership Program at Colorado State University. He then completed his doctoral studies in the Animal Breeding and Genetics Group at Cornell University. Weaber has served as the Interim of Performance Programs at the American Simmental for three and a half years and Director of Education and research at the American Gelbvieh Association. In August of 2011, he joined Kansas State University as a Cow/Calf Extension Specialist and is the faculty coordinator of K-State’s purebred unit. Weaber serves as the central regional secretary of the Beef Improvement Federation and is also a cocoordinator of the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium’s education programs. We lucky to be able to work with a gentleman of his distinction and knowledge concerning our MaineAnjou association’s sire summary, EPD profiles, our new upcoming 50K DNA enhanced EPDs, carcass EPD profiles and any other issues concerning the Maine-Anjou breed. This is a gentleman that is always accessible, always friendly, gives of his time and talents freely and is a wonderful person to work with.

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Maine-Anjou Promoter of the Year John Boddicker, Missouri John Boddicker has accomplished many things throughout his life. He has been a herd manager, has farmed, fed and showed cattle, calved cows, farrowed hogs, showed hogs, has been a teacher, received a master’s degree, played and later coached baseball at a university that won a national championship, been

... continued involved in and on numerous cattle boards and the list goes on. Success is no stranger to John. Boddicker has always been one for clearly thinking things through, not jumping into rapid conclusions and always working through any problems that are thrown his way. There have been times when his job requires that he be at a number of places at the same time and he always gets it worked out. Boddicker has served on many beef and livestock organization’s boards, as well as actively serving his church community. He’s always ready to step-upto-the-plate if anyone needs any kind of help and is always there to offer support. John has always been a great spokesman for our breed, always given a positive perspective from his thoughts and has always been a great executive vice president. Boddicker has accomplished a feat unequalled by anyone else throughout the history of all cattle breeds, he is the longest standing executive vice president for 25 years. Congratulations John Boddicker on a job well done!

Obituary Richard ‘Rick’ Gary Jackson, the son of Gary and Karen (Johnson) Jackson, was born March 24, 1960 in Spencer, Iowa. His childhood years were spent on a farm near Dickens. He attended Lake Center School during his kindergarten year and then attended Rick Jackson Spencer schools, graduating from Spencer High School in 1978. During his high school years, he was active in 4-H and FFA. Most notably during high school, he was known for his talent on the baseball field, where he was a very successful pitcher. After his schooling he began his career in farming. Rick was an AVID Nebraska Husker fan, a pillar in the cattle industry. The loves of his life were cattle, farming, his family and his dog, Jax. Rick had a nickname for 22 March/April 2015

everyone and no one was a stranger to him. He married Kaylene Krieger on Dec. 31, 2010 in Terril and they had lived in the Terril community for the last 14 years. Rick passed away at his home on Friday, Feb. 6, 2015 at the age of 54 following a long bout with cancer. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents: James & Meta Jackson; his maternal grandparents: Carl & Madeline Johnson and a son, Cody Lee Jackson. Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Kaylene of Terril; his three daughters: Tess and her husband, Clayton Eggers of Graettinger, IA, Hallee Jackson and Jordan Salton of Terril and Bailey and her husband, Matt Sievers of Newell, IA; one stepson, Dalton Perrin of Terril; his parents: Gary & Karen Jackson of Dickens, IA; two sisters: Sherri and her husband, Pat O’Brien of Clarion, IA and Jill and her husband, Terry Marquardt of Hooper, NE; his nephew and nieces: Ian & Amanda O’Brien, Molli & Tyler Leiting, Paige & Jenna Johnson and Justin Marquardt; other relatives and many, many friends.


READY? June 20-25, 2015 - Springfield, Ill.

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Go to and click on the green login tab to the left of the screen. Click on “Create Account.” Here are the steps: 1. Type in your breeder number. 2. You will be prompted to enter a valid e-mail address. 3. Enter a password of your choice. Passwords are case sensitive. This information will be updated to your account and you may login with your breeder number and password from that point on. Once your online account is set up you will be able to register, transfer registrations, view inventory, complete your MAPP enrollment or enter performance data. Note: Online registrations are not automatically registered. They’re completed in the order that they’re received.

Busy sEAsOn is hERE

To avoid delays in your registration work during our busy season, please follow the tips below: Double check that all blanks and information are correct and complete before mailing or submitting online. Things most commonly missed are: o Missing herd prefix and herd ID o Birthdates o Date of sale o Name of animal o Payment Make sure the person that is registering owns the dam with exception of ET calves. If ET, make sure the donor dam has been DNA, PHA & TH typed and that we have the results on file. If you are checking on work please e-mail us at When calling or e-mailing please have the name and breeder number of the person submitting the work. When registering annual active dams for performance only animals please submit them online if you have the capabilities. This will help the registrar processing tremendously. Rush work is processed ahead of regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail so please do not procrastinate to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers that they are purchasing from a reputable business person. As always, we appreciate you and your business

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AmericAN mAiNe-ANjOu AssOciATiON P.O. Box 1100 - 204 Marshall Rd. Platte City, MO 64079-1100 AMAA (816) 431-9950 Fax (816) 431-9951 Voice (816) 858-9954 - Fax (816) 858-9953

sTAff John Boddicker, executive vice president Dave Steen, commercial development director Marcena Fulton, registrar Lindsey Broek, Voice editor/director of communications Devon Stewart, director of youth activities Rhonda Boddicker, administrative assistant Brandi West, office assistant Tammy Seevers, office assistant Donna Grame, office assistant execuTive cOmmiTTee: jirl Buck, president mike Holden, 1st vice president marty van vliet, 2nd vice president cody Tebbenkamp, secretary/treasurer Alicia rigdon, at-large region i jason minnaert - (309) 489-6024 400 Westview Dr. - Atkinson, IL 61235 Dennis moore - (618) 410-3325 30992 State Hwy. 16 - Jerseyville, IL 62052 cliff randall - (318) 719-0560 2043 Robert Gray - Vidalia, LA 71373 eric Walker - (479) 601-3567 14844 Walker Rd. - Prairie Grove, AR 72753 region ii Hardy O’Hara - (406) 899-6903 Box 991 - Fort Benton, MT 59442 Alicia rigdon - (417) 540-3986 19591 187th Ave. - New London, IA 52645 cory Thomsen - (605) 730-2397 40460 254th St. - Mitchell, SD 57301 marty van vliet - (641) 780-0631 372 90th Ave. - Otley, IA 50214 region iii jirl Buck - (580) 795-7271 18478 Cattle Drive - Madill, OK 73446 Brett carter - (918) 914-3085 12594 N. C.R. 3340 - Stratford, OK 74872 john Griswold - (405) 780-3300 5922 S. Brush Creek Rd. - Stillwater, OK 74074 jim Hett - (303) 435-1271 P.O. Box 175 - Roggen, CO 80652 At-Large cody Tebbenkamp - (660) 641-2671 3705 Forum Blvd., Apt. 818 - Columbia, MO 65203 mike Holden - (712) 652-3200 559 240th St. - Scranton, IA 51462 Barry Nowatzke - (219) 872-6218 9335 W. 200 N. - Michigan City, IN 46360

and want to make sure that the registration process runs as smooth as possible. Thank you in advance for your extra time in making sure all work is correct, complete and received in a timely manner.

RegistRations foR upcoming shows

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

Rush oRDeRs

If you are selling an animal, we ask that you register and transfer the animal in a timely manner to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers they are purchasing from a reputable business person. Rushes will be done in the order received; a rush fee is currently $50 (covers eight head). If rush work is faxed, it will be considered a rush unless otherwise specified. It is the breeder’s responsibility to give us a follow-up phone call to make sure the work is legible and to cover all fees. It is not our office staff ’s responsibility to call breeders that fax in registration work. No work will be released until payment is complete. Rush work is processed ahead of the regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail within one to two business days. We will do our best to complete rush work that is received in our office by 2 p.m. (Monday – Friday). There is no sameday turnaround. If requiring a registration number only, it will still be considered a rush as we still have to process the work to obtain the number. If you need to have registrations sent out by overnight delivery, there is an additional fee (in addition to the rush fee) for sending overnight. We normally use Federal Express (Fed Ex) and the charges are based on Fed Ex fees at that given time. Again, let us emphasize, it is your responsibility to contact our office to make arrangements for overnight delivery so that we have the correct shipping address and payment before sending. Fed Ex WILL NOT deliver to a post office box. A rush will be picked up by Fed Ex the next business day for delivery the following day. For big weekend events, such as state expos, we reserve the right to require work to be in our office no later than 2 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to that weekend’s show.

Please plan ahead. If a paper is needed within two weeks, a rush will be required at this time of year. Thank you.

mapp inVentoRies foR 2015 aRe now past Due

All AMAA members who are enrolled in the MAPP program and who wish to receive EPDs on animals within your herd, please enroll electronically and pay for any active Maine-Anjou dams. Please cancel any animals you no longer have in your herd as you are enrolling. If you are unable to electronically submit your MAPP inventory, please contact our office to request paper copies of your inventory as soon as possible. If you have more than one account within the family you will need to login to each account to submit each inventory. If you no longer wish to remain in MAPP, you must contact our office or submit in writing that you wish to be removed from the program. A $50 reactivation fee will be applied to re-enter MAPP once you have been removed from the program. Any MAPP participants that do not submit inventories by the December 31 deadline will be billed for all active dams and dues in January 2015. If you are unsure as to what program you are in, log in to your online account and look for “Membership Type”. If it does not say MAPP, then you are not in this program and will not be required to submit any information. To log in to your online account, go to maine-anjou. org, click on “login” (green tab), enter breeder number and password. To set up password go to “create account” first. Click on MAPP inventory at the top of the page once logged in. MAKE SURE TO CLICK ON SUBMIT once you’re ready to electronically send to the AMAA. You should be able to go to a payment screen if submitted correctly. Please make sure to finish the transaction to completely submit your inventory.

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Please read through the information found on our homepage at under “Member Information.”


Once an animal is registered, it is backed up that same night to our Web site, It can be viewed by clicking on “Search the Maine-Anjou Breed” or by logging into your account.


Prior to registering any ET calves, all donor dams (including commercial or non-registered dams) must have DNA, TH and PHA on file in our office. Also, all AI sires are required to have the same on file. Therefore, our office will hold any ET registrations submitted out of dams without testing on file as well as all registrations out of AI sires that do not have complete testing on file. If the donor dam is deceased and not tested, we do require that the ET(s) have the tests done, in the absence of the donor’s records. The DNA, TH and PHA testing can be done at GeneSeek. A submission form is found on our Web site, Maine-Anjou samples are put into testing at GeneSeek on Wednesdays, please plan accordingly when submitting. DNA results will be back in the AMAA office late the next week after the testing begins; TH and PHA results will be in our office two weeks later, usually on a Thursday. We would like to start sending the test results by e-mail only, please make sure we have an up-to-date e-mail address for you, if applicable.


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


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

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Non-registered bulls and females must be entered as a foundation animal prior to MaineTainer progeny being registered. All current “P” (performance only) cattle will be grand-fathered into the program. If the sire is an AI sire and registered at another breed association, the pedigree and testing must be on file with the AMAA. The charge to add a sire pedigree will be a one-time charge of $40. If the AMAA finds that the pedigree has already been paid for by another breeder, the $40 charge will not be applied. Dams registered at another breed association may also be added for a one-time charge of $25. See the new selfbilling sheet for foundation fees.


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


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


A 10 percent discount on registration fees will be given to all active members registering online (discount does not apply to annual dues, new memberships, MAPP fees or foundation animals). If you have not created an online account, you may do so by visiting, select the green tab that says “Login”, select “Create Account”, enter your current breeder number, enter your e-mail address,

verify your e-mail address and enter a password of your choice. You will then be automatically logged in to your account. You may view your current inventory, cancelled animals you no longer have, register and transfer animals and enroll your MAPP online if you are a current MAPP member.

Purchase registration blocks

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

uPcoming show information 2015 National Junior Heifer Show Hotel Headquarters Crowne Plaza Springfield 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 529-7777 Ask for the “American Maine-Anjou Association” block. Rates are $109. Holiday Inn Express 3050 S. Dirksen Pkwy. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 529-7771 Ask for the “American Maine-Anjou Association” block. Rates are $99.

If you do not pay your 2015 dues by MARCH 1, 2015 YOU WILL NOT BE INCLUDED IN THE COMPLETE MEMBERSHIP LISTING IN THE MAY/JUNE/JULY HERD REFERENCE ISSUE OF THE VOICE. You must be an active member of the AMAA to register or transfer cattle.

Adult Membership: $100 Junior Membership: $25 The adult membership dues include a subscription to the Voice. You can pay your dues online at or call the AMAA at (816) 431-9951.


Registering Bulls Born After Jan. 1, 2014

If registering a bull calf born after Jan. 1, 2014, it must be TH/PHA free by parentage or have testing on file with the AMAA. Any registration submitted without testing will NOT be registered, instead entered as a performance animal at a non-refundable $10 fee until testing is completed. Once testing is on file, the bull calf will then be registered at the regular registration rate in addition to the $10 fee previously charged. If you are unsure if your animal or AI sire has been tested, please contact the AMAA prior to registering to ensure registration is not delayed. You may also see if testing is complete by viewing the animals online. Testing is listed at the bottom of each animal screen. Please print the GeneSeek submission forms from our Web site. Testing prices are listed on the submission form.

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Traci Alves Patterson, CA (209) 892-6983 Taylor Cardoza O’Neals, CA (559) 822-2386 Jacob Chandler Elk Grove, CA (916) 806-6464

Rylee Derrer Milan, IL (309) 314-1492 Lane Dowell Mason City, IL (217) 482-9742 Eli Erickson Henry, IL (815) 780-7972

Jim Clark Snelling, CA

Joshua Feucht Princeville, IL (309) 385-4545

Cassady Hill Ripon, CA (209) 345-5742

Jaxon Kelsey Bone Gap, IL (618) 446-3134

Jacob Karr Bakersfield, CA (661) 717-2819

Jessica Loudenburg Bradford, IL (309) 897-8175

Kayla Keating Ripon, CA (209) 345-5742

Drake Musser Pearl City, IL (815) 541-4843

Amanda Prentice Santa Rosa, CA (707) 545-7469

Jacob Postin Lewistown, IL (309) 668-2374

Christopher Sousa Tulare, CA (559) 688-1522

Savannah Speckhart Princeville, IL (309) 385-1636

Andrew Sousa Tulare, CA (559) 688-1522

Sydney Trainor Tower Hill, IL (217) 454-3950


Gracie Wagner Milford, IL (815) 383-4577

Ben Trupp Roggen, CO (303) 732-0217


Abigail Clapp Leroy, IL (309) 550-4200 28 March/April 2015

Luke Zimmerman Comargo, IL (217) 253-4748


Ashley Crowder Attica, IN (765) 376-9114 Garrett Crowder Attica, IN (765) 376-9114 Houston Ferree Sullivan, IN (812) 382-4776 Kady Graves Rusiaville, IN (765) 438-3007 Austen Irvin Mooreland, IN (765) 524-3837 Garrett Kuhn Greenfield, IN (317) 695-4015 Kaitlyn Lowes Greenfield, IN (317) 498-4801 Caroline Mullet Nappanee, IN (574) 773-4192 Jacob Pettigrew Columbia City, IN (260) 248-8510 Dalton Schmidt Mt. Vernon, IN (812) 306-5906 Alexis Wilhoite Lebanon, IN (765) 491-2784


Makenna Buesing Stockton, IA (563) 320-6394

John Crowley Delmar, IA (563) 357-6412 Bailey Danner Muscatine, IA (563) 210-9909 Tyler Dolieslager Doon, IA (712) 470-7364 Heath Downing Creston, IA (641) 345-2286 Mckayla Dozier Ogden, IA (515) 275-4038 Tiffany Faust Strawberry Point, IA (563) 933-6561 Tamera Harre Gilman, IA (641) 751-9194 Amy Hart Ottumwa, IA (641) 954-1545 Austin Haskovec Cresco, IA (563) 380-2525 Hunter Lock Packwood, IA (641) 919-3039 Taylor Lock Packwood, IA (641) 919-3039 Tayler Martins Monona, IA (563) 379-2116 Reid Nichols Atlantic, IA (712) 243-9883

Olivia Staudt Marble Rock, IA (641) 330-7364 Drew Willis Diagonal, IA (641) 785-8886


Shaylee Baalman Quinter, KS (785) 769-3085 Bryce Maneth Albert, KS (620) 923-1916 Brenden Meek Spring Hill, KS (913) 592-4133 Maddix Small Neodesha, KS (620) 325-5242


August Bertz Mayview, MO (660) 237-4988


Regan Gittlein Wauneta, NE (308) 414-1467 Dylan Jensen Minden, NE (308) 830-2537


Allie Boyd Leetonia, OH (330) 692-9085


Delaney Tittel Ashville, OH (937) 763-5710

Nicholas Thate Fairmont, MN (507) 235-3826

Chloe Jewell Coweta, OK (918) 357-5717 Chisholm Kliewer Thomas, OK (580) 661-3200

Callie McClure Mannford, OK (915) 865-4772

Gavin Puckett Hillboro, OH (937) 763-6813

Sawyer Otto Walnut Grove, MN (507) 530-5238



Ava Stull Inman, KS (785) 614-1529


Kody Driskell Stillwater, OK (405) 714-8165

Carson Lott Sapulpa, OK (918) 607-1320

Blayne Hess Arcanum, OH (937) 459-9188

Victoria Manahan Westminster, MD (410) 977-3112

Shalayne Nagel Springfield, SD (605) 369-2628

Matthew Tavizon Silver City, NM (575) 538-1700

Dexter Small Neodesha, KS (620) 325-5242

Ty Duckfield Friendsville, MD (240) 321-2415

Baylie Cooper Checotah, OK (918) 577-7436

Jacob Wiechart Fort Jennings, OH (419) 286-2783 Emma Woodward Cambridge, OH (740) 638-2572


Autumn Cato Webber Falls, OK (918) 816-0429

Kailey Rich Prague, OK (405) 317-0152 Brooklyn Scott Checotah, OK Kody Silas Tecumseh, OK (405) 919-8643 Carly Wilbourn Morrison, OK (405) 612-3122


Adreinne Benson Brownwood, TX (325) 647-2692 George Clymer Village Mills, TX (719) 330-1932 Mary Clymer Village Mills, TX (719) 330-1932 Austin Koerth Missouri City, TX (281) 499-8287 Clayton McGar Decatur, TX (940) 393-2527 Meagan Nash Crosby, TX (281) 328-5931


Taylor Burgess Linville, VA (540) 908-7579


Trent Gerlach Broadhead, WI (608) 426-4633

Trey Myers Bedford, PA (814) 356-3171

Mercedes Schulz Dalton, WI (920) 394-9337



Mckenzie Mertens Milbank, SD (605) 432-6970

Abbie Bartenslager Lewisburg, WV (304) 645-3535

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new adult


HERD PREFIX: SSJ James Cattle Co. Jeffrey & Susan James 1976 C.R. 21 N Prattville, AL 36067 (334) 361-8925


HERD PREFIX: NLMT No Limit Cattle Co. Jenae & Colby Cummings 490 Blue Bayou Rd. Nashville, AR 71852 (479) 970-8632


HERD PREFIX: JQN Jackie Quinn 4347 Crowfoot Valley Rd. Castle Rock, CO 80108 (303) 918-7975


HERD PREFIX: GIPE Shane Gipe 162 105th Ave. Smithshire, IL 61478 (309) 221-2895 HERD PREFIX: SPEC Taylor Speckhart 14705 W. Mendell Rd. Princeville, IL 61559 (309) 385-1636


HERD PREFIX: DPH Dan Heindel 19783 120th St. Columbus Junction, IA 52738 (319) 212-0037 HERD PREFIX: RLH Cody Hughes 2364 G Ave. Bagley, IA 50026 (515) 491-3721 HERD PREFIX: KBLA Kabela Brothers Cattle Kyle, Jake & Cooper Kabela 310 300th St. West Branch, IA 52358 (319) 430-7279 HERD PREFIX: KLOP Grant Klopsenstein 26906 80th St. Winfield, IA 52659 (319) 931-3729 HERD PREFIX: MTNS Jill & Jason Martins 12564 Granite Ave. Monona, IA 52159 (563) 539-4906 HERD PREFIX: MNFC Nenneman Farm & Cattle 100 Wilson St. Sidney, IA 51652 (712) 370-1297

HERD PREFIX: BCF Cody Bruns 9882 N. 700 E. Union City, IN 47390 (765) 964-3899

HERD PREFIX: NTT Tom Nicholson 220 W. Orchard Ave. Indianola, IA 50125 (515) 707-1919


HERD PREFIX: BSTZ Ben Schwartz 25840 200th Ave. Eldridge, IA 52748 (563) 370-0577

HERD PREFIX: PBC 4B Cattle Farms Paul Butler 7152 100th St. Thornton, IA 50479 (641) 420-2401

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HERD PREFIX: STA Dan Staudt 2565 Jersey Ave. Marble Rock, IA 50653 (641) 330-7364

HERD PREFIX: WEBA Jim Weber 2913 Q Ave. Parnell, IA 52325 (319) 430-4641



HERD PREFIX: DELA Ethan Delaet 1102 29 Rd. Minden, NE 68959 (308) 830-2537

HERD PREFIX: NKH Holcomb’s Cattle Co. Nathan Holcomb 15454 85th Rd. Winfield, KS 67156 (620) 222-1339

HERD PREFIX: WNT Dylan Went 18139 430th Str. Creston, NE 68631 (402) 270-0621

HERD PREFIX: BMMM Meek Family Farms Bill, Matt & Mark Meek 19750 S. Pflum Rd. Bucyrus, KS 66013 (913) 592-2246

HERD PREFIX: KFB Klayton Bearup P.O. Box 57 Tyrone, NM 88065 (575) 313-9491


HERD PREFIX: CCF Cowthorn Cattle Farm Tim, Floyd & Rickey Cowthorn 2940 LE Oaks #501 Bossier City, LA 71111 (678) 613-2372


HERD PREFIX: BUNS Chad Bruns 16205 Audrain C.R. 989 Thompson, MO 65285 (573) 473-6690

new MeXICO

HERD PREFIX: CRAN Crane Cattle Co. Jackie Crane 605 Liano Aztec, NM 87410 (505) 330-6599

new YORK

HERD PREFIX: MMCC M&M Cattle Co. Matthew & Megan Blakenship 4968 State Hwy. 51 West Burlington, NY 13482 (607) 437-0346

HERD PREFIX: FA Fleetwood Angus Ed, Eddie, CJ & Blaine Fleetwood 1726 C.R. 6380 Salem, MO 65560 (573) 729-0922

HERD PREFIX: PFEL Jessica, Kristen & Robert Pfeil 9659 S. Hill Rd. Boston, NY 14025 (716) 989-8991

HERD PREFIX: CWW CWW Show Cattle Colby Wood 453 N.E. 90th Rd. Sheldon, MO 64784 (417) 379-9511

HERD PREFIX: MNR Richard & Melissa Boyd 4611 S.R. 164 Leetonia, OH 44431 (330) 692-9085


HERD PREFIX: JSF Cooksey Farms Jim Cooksey 9129 E. Ringgold Fairfield Rd. Circleville, OH 43113 (740) 207-0774 HERD PREFIX: DKSN Stephanie Dickson 6341 Township Rd. 60 Edison, OH 43320 (419) 845-3100 HERD PREFIX: BHCF Brenna Finnegan 110 N. Main Attica, OH 44807 (440) 653-0161 HERD PREFIX: JDM Matthews Cattle Co., LLC Joel Matthews 6768 Covington Cove Canfield, OH 44406 (330) 518-5661 HERD PREFIX: DCFS Jerry Meyer 2770 S.R. 29 Celina, OH 45822 (419) 953-8047

HERD PREFIX: DJH Holloway Cattle Co. 13667 N. 59th E. Ave. Collinsville, OK 74021 (580) 434-2919

Rapid City, S.D. Judge: Nate Kolterman, Nebraska


HERD PREFIX: NMD Nicholas Davis 16807 Stoneville Rd. Faith, SD 57626 (605) 748-2440 HERD PREFIX: RLF Randy Fawcett 36111 211 St. Miller, SD 57362 (605) 853-3930


HERD PREFIX: KOT Thomas Kotzur 171 Home Place Dr. Adkins, TX 78101 (210) 889-5351 HERD PREFIX: KJT Kurt & Jessica Thomas P.O. Box 1441 Wolfforth, TX 79382 (806) 759-3138


HERD PREFIX: KR Rolfe Livestock Farm, LLC Kerry & Kim Rolfe 9045 S. 1300 E. Sandy, UT 84094 (801) 231-4903

HERD PREFIX: BRNC Browning Cattle Co. Mike Brown 1701 Royal Oaks Pauls Valley, OK 73075 (580) 467-7564


HERD PREFIX: AKJK Aaron Williamson 401 60 Rd. Ponca City, OK 74604 (580) 763-3169

HERD PREFIX: EWN Norden Farm Eric Norden 7740 C.R. P3 Napoleon, OH 43545 (419) 748-7439

HERD PREFIX: MDB Mike Benda 3413 S. Union Stillwater, OK 74074 (417) 214-0785



Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Exhibited by Kelton Rozeboom, Roberts, Wis.

No Photo Available reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Exhibited by Depies Cattle Co., Adell, Wis.

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Exhibited by Ryan Sellman, Chadron, Neb.


HERD PREFIX: DKMC Mann Cattle Co., LLC Dexter & Kristin Mann W3185 Potter Rd. Elkhorn, WI 53121 (262) 723-3191

reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by Doyle & Laurie DeJong, Box Elder, S.D.

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Sale RepoRtS

Jones Show Cattle High Standards Female Sale Harrod, Ohio - Nov. 1, 2014 Auctioneers: Kevin Wendt, Ohio & Eddie Burks, Kentucky

$7,000 - BBR Bianca 490B, a March 7, 2014 daughter of BBBN X 483X, sold to a Colorado buyer. $7,000 - BBR Baby Face 479B, an April 11, 2014 daughter of Irish Whiskey, sold to a Wisconsin buyer.

96 Lots Gross - $1,170,400 Average - $12,191.67 High Selling Females $68,000 - Lot 15 - JSC Lucky Lady 503B, a Jan. 29, 2014 daughter of Daddy’s Money. $48,000 - Lot 3 - TJSC Knockout 191B, an April 10, 2014 daughter of GOET I80. $35,000 - Lot 14A - JSC Lucky Lady 29B, a Feb. 7, 2014 daughter of MINN Hard Whiskey. $33,000 - Lot 14 - JSC Lucky Lady 23B, a Feb. 21, 2014 daughter of MINN Hard Whiskey. $15,000 - Lot 17 - JSC Lucky Lady , a March 12, 2014 daughter of GOET I80.

54 Lots Gross - $377,700 Avg. $6,993.75 Avg. $6,994.73

High Selling Females $30,000 - BBR Beyonce 499B, a Feb. 12, 2014 daughter of I80, sold to an Iowa buyer. $25,000 - BBR Bombshell 473B, a Feb. 18, 2014 daughter of BBR Rumor Mill, sold to an Illinois buyer. $20,000 - BBR Bugsy 472B, an April 17, 2014 daughter of BBBN X 483X, sold to a Kansas buyer. $20,000 - BBR Bonita 469B, a May 5, 2014 daughter of BBBN X 483X, sold to an Illinois buyer. $12,000 - BBR Buffy 467B, an April 9, 2014 daughter of Irish Whiskey, sold to a Nebraska and Oklahoma buyer. $8,750 - BBR Bentley 494B, a Feb. 5, 2014 daughter of GOET I80, sold to a Colorado buyer. $8,500 - BBR Breezy 468B, a Feb. 13, 2014 daughter of BBR Rumor Mill, sold to a Colorado buyer.

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Green Valley Cattle Maine-Anjou Dispersal Atkinson, Neb. - Dec, 5, 2014 Auctioneers: Col. S.K. Sonny Booth, Oklahoma & Matt Lowery, Nebraska. 280 Lots Average - $5,553 87 Heifer Calves 28 Fall Pairs 24 Bred Heifers 137 Bred Cows/Donors 4 Herd Sires

Blind Badger Ranch Back to the Basics IX Fort Morgan, Colo. - Nov. 9, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Bonham, Oklahoma

16 Bred Lots 38 Open Lots

High Selling Bred Females $10,000 - BBR Morgan 1321A, a March 10, 2013 daughter of BBR Rumor Mill, sold to a California buyer. $10,000 - BBR Morgan 1324A, a Feb. 20, 2013 daughter of BBR Yale 1Y, sold to a Nebraska buyer. $8,000 - BBR Abigaile 385A, an April 15, 2013 daughter of BBBN X2 201X, sold to a Nebraska buyer.

Avg. $4,023 Avg. $6,446 Avg. $6,302 Avg. $5,895 Avg. $6,687

High Selling Females $16,500 - Lot 200 - GVC Dottie 33B, a Feb. 1, 2014 daughter of GVC Ditto Z56, sold to Vincent Friedly, Akron, Colo. $11,500 - Lot 251 - GVC Sidney 18B, a March 11, 2014 daughter of GVC Ditto Z56, sold to Luke Prill, Wichita, Kan. $10,750 - Lot 202 - GVC Valerie 71B, a March 14, 2014 daughter of HFM First Impression, sold to Larry James, Paris, Mo. $10,500 - Lot 214 - GVC Sierra 65B, a March 14, 2014 daughter of LCJ Scooby Suh, sold to Larry James, Paris, Mo. $9,000 - Lot 256 - GVC Jazzymyn 59B, a March 22, 2014 daughter of GOET I80, sold to Vincent Friedley, Akron, Colo. $8,500 - Lot 237 - GVC Suhzi 75B, a March 18, 2014 daughter of GVC Suh 01W, sold to George Odell, Byars, Okla.

$7,000 - Lot 257 - GVC Elvira 51B, a Feb. 22, 2014 daughter of GOET I80, sold to Merle Schrage, Parkersburg, Iowa. High Fall Pairs $15,000 - Lot 16 - GVC Sarah Jane 33Y, a March 14, 2011 daughter of GVC Nobleman 11N, sold to Carlos Wolfe. $14,000 - Lot 15 - GVC Sarah Jane 39Y, a March 16, 2011 daughter of BC Eagle Eye 110-7, sold to Clint Barnes, Lions, Ohio. $9,750 - Lot 14 - Green Valley 8002U, an Aug. 7, 2008 daughter of SLC Sooner 101M, sold to Adam Pryor, Woodbine, Iowa. $9,750 - Lot 18 - GVC Sarah Jane 44Z, an April 1, 2012 daughter of GVC Settler 004X, sold to Buster Terrell, Menard, Texas. $8,500 - Lot 25 - GVC Shine On 02X, a March 5, 2010 daughter of GVC Special Delivery 42S, sold to Mark Williams, Bertrand, Neb. $8,500 - Lot 19 - GVC Rachel 903W, a Feb. 20, 2009 daughter of GVC Special Delivery 903W, sold to Shawn Wilson, Alberta, Canada. High Selling Bred Heifers $14,000 - Lot 181 - GVC Jazzmyn 157Z, a Sept.26, 2012 daughter of GVC Settler 004X, sold to Drew Wagner, Beverly, Ohio. $10,500 - Lot 178 - GVC Carlea 150Z, an Aug. 6, 2012, daughter of GVC Suh 01W, sold to Drew Wagner, Beverly, Ohio. $8,500 - Lot 177 - GVC Jazzmyn 156Z, an Aug. 4, 2012, HFM Impression, sold to Miles DeJong, Kennebec, S.D. $7,750 - Lot 197 - GVC Maribelle 82A, a March 23, 2013 daughter of GVC Settler 004X, sold to Brian Fox, Fort Morgan, Colo. $7,500 - Lot 176 - GVC Kadee 155Z, a July 6, 2012 daughter of GVC Suh 01W, sold to Jentry Rigby, Fairview, Utah. $7,500 - Lot 190 - GVC Jo Hanna 090A, a March 1, 2013 daughter of GVC Suh 01W, sold to Wyatt DeJong, Kennebec, S.D. High Selling Bred Cows/Donors $32,000 - Lot 2 - GVC Charity 2W, a March 16, 2009 daughter of GVC Statesman 4R ET, sold to Vincent Friedly, Akron, Colo. $23,000 - Lot 5 - Miss Green Valley 6007S, a Sept., 2006 daughter of GVC Incredabull 51ML, sold to

Drew Wagner, Beverly, Ohio. $14,750 - Lot 150 - GVC Valerie 011Z, a March 16, 2012 daughter of HFM First Impression, sold to Derek Putz, Greely, Iowa. $14,000 - Lot 45 - Miss Green Valley 725T, an April 1, 2007 daughter of GVC Statesman 4R ET, sold to Miles DeJong, Kennebec, S.D. $13,500 - Lot 93 - GVC Tessa 35X, an April, 2010 daughter of DUFF Basic Instinct 6501, sold to Miles DeJong, Kennebec, S.D. $12,000 - Lot 3 - GVC Sarah Jane 402P, an April 3, 2004 daughter of NAGE Wide Track 94J, sold to Gana Cattle, Martell, Neb. $11,750 - Lot 6 - GVC 874U, a March 1, 2008 daughter of Connealy 004 6452, sold to Larry Harrison, Stratford, Okla. $11,500 - Lot 134 - GVC Kallie 64Y, a March 18, 2011 daughter of TLCC Turk S6103 ET, sold to Wyatt DeJong, Kennebec, S.D. $10,250 - Lot 1 - GVC Valerie 701T, a March 23, 2007 daughter of GVC Statesman 4R ET, sold to Michael Rigby, Fairview, Utah. $10,250 - Lot 100 - GVC Dottie 117Z, a Aug. 17, 2010 daughter of GVC Dignitary 4T, sold to Dave Strolberg, Axtell, Neb. $9,500 - Lot 4 - Miss Green Valley 882U, a March 4, 2008 daughter of GVC Special Delivery 42S, sold to Brent Tolle, Taylorsville, Ky. High Selling Herdsire $8,500 - Lot 10 - GVC Liberator Z25, a March 15, 2012 son of HFM First Impression, sold to Jim Gunderson, Mission Hill, S.D. Buck Cattle Company Sharing the Tradition Madill, Okla. - Dec. 6, 2014 Auctioneer: Steve Bonham, Oklahoma 147 Cow Lots Gross - $1,208,700 Average - $8,222 22 Open Heifer Lots Gross - $186,500 Average - $8,477 High Selling Cows $75,000 - Lot 106 - BK Xidee 069, a Feb. 22, 2010 daughter of BK Unlimited Power 472, sold to Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio. March/April 2015 33

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$35,000 - Lot 36 - CMCC You Talk 1036, an Oct. 12, 2011 daughter of BK Unlimited Power 472, sold to Morton Farms, Stratford, Okla. $30,000 - Lot 5 - BK Uno 809, a Jan. 16, 2008 daughter of Hall’s Legacy Plus 738G, sold to Griswold Cattle, Stillwater, Okla. $29,000 - Lot 38 - BK Yoho 1002, an Oct. 7, 2011 daughter of BK Unlimited Power 472, sold to Bushy Park Cattle Co., Highland, Md. $28,500 - Lot 1 - LADD Xanne 0008, an Oct. 19, 2010 daughter of BKRI Trendsetter 501T, sold to Moore Cattle Co., Madill, Okla. $27,000 - Lot 96 - CMCC Your Marhine 1090, a Sept. 11, 2011 daughter of HAA Wisdom 505S, sold to Tucker Cattle, Oklahoma. High Selling Open Females $20,000 - Lot 162 - CMCC Breezy 406, an April 26, 2014 daughter of BK Unlimited Power 472, sold to Dupree Cattle, Clinton, Okla. $17,000 - Lot 164 - CMCC Broadway 409, an April 8, 2014 daughter of Predator, sold to Ladd Landgraf, Madill, Okla. $11,000 - Lot 160 - BK JSC Blusher 486, a March 1, 2014 daughter of The Maine Man, sold to Jaycie Henderson, Blanchard, Okla. Black Hills Stock Show Maine-Anjou Sale Rapid City, S.D. - Feb. 6, 2015 Auctioneer: Tracy Harl, Nebraska 7 Lots Gross - $43,600 5 Bulls 2 Females

Avg. $7,300 Avg. $3,550

High Selling Females $3,600 - Lot 1 - GDCC Fast Lady, an April 10, 2014 daughter of Campbells Fast Freddy, consigned by Depies Cattle Co., sold to Steve Brown, Sturgis, S.D. $3,500 - Lot 2 - Rozebooms Ms Impact 190B, a March 2, 2014 daughter of TLM Impact 251Z, consigned by Kenton Rozeboom, sold to Steve Brown, Sturgis, S.D. High Selling Bulls $9,000 - Lot 3 - DLDJ Brantley B69, an April 12, 2014 son of Campbells Fast Freddy, consigned by Doyle & Lorie DeJong, Box Elder, S.D., sold to Wayne Bordewyk, Rapid City, S.D. $8,500 - Lot 11X - DLDJ Burbank 68B, a March 12, 2014 son of AFR Banker 1W, consigned by Doyle & 34 March/April 2015

Lorie DeJong, Box Elder, S.D., sold to Steve Brown, Sturgis, S.D. $6,750 - Lot 6 - SRSC Ranger 4629B, a March 18, 2014 son of Cerveza, consigned by Sellman Ranch Show Cattle, Chadron, Neb., sold to Bruce Wohlers. $6,250 - Lot 10 - EVFM Mr. Suh 841B1, a Feb. 24, 2014 son of GVC Suh 01W, consigned by Eastview Maines, Jasper, Minn., sold to Kyle Brown, Sturgis, S.D. Iowa Beef Expo Maine-Anjou Sale Des Moines, Iowa - Feb. 9, 2015 Auctioneer: Jon Schaben, Iowa 31 Lots Gross - $97,100 Avg. - $3,132 15 Bulls 14 Females 1 Embryo Lot 1 Semen Lot

Avg. $3,667 Avg. $2,929 Avg. $600 Avg. $500

Nagel Cattle Company 21st Annual Performance Plus Maine-Anjou Sale Springfield, S.D. - Feb. 9, 2015 Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar, South Dakota 70 Lots Gross - $389,750 Average - $5,568 High Selling Bulls $12,000 - Lot 2 - NAGE Ante Up 36B, a Feb. 10, 2014 son of NAGE Ante Up 70Z, sold to Todd & Jill Klockgether, Charter Oak, Iowa. $10,500 - Lot 32 - NAGE Ante Up 141B, a Feb. 25, 2014 son of NAGE Ante Up 70Z, sold to Jack Lathrop, Nevada, Mo. $10,500 - Lot 77 - NAGE Ike 301A, an Aug. 16, 2013 son of GVC Ike Y52, sold to Bob Browning, Esterville, Iowa. $10,500 - Lot 40 - NAGE Effective 8B, a Jan. 20, 2014 son of Schiefelbein Effective 61, sold to Neil Birkeland, Dupree, S.D. $9,750 - Lot 11 - NAGE Banker 75B, a Feb. 13, 2014 son of NAGE Banker 75B, sold to Kirk Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D. $9,500 - Lot 3 - NAGE Ante Up 70B, a Feb. 13, 2014 son of NAGE Ante Up 70Z, sold to Rick James, Paris, Mo.

junior update

AmericAn Junior mAine-AnJou AssociAtion executive committee reighly Blakley, President - region 3 P.O. Box 465 Oologah, OK 74053 Hunter randall, Vice President - At-Large 686 Hwy. 907 Monterey, LA 71354 (318) 386-5358 Kennedy core, secretary/treasurer - region 2 859 92nd Ave. Pleasantville, IA 50225 (641) 842-6098 region i Bevan Holmgren 23595 Osborne Rd. South Bend, IN 46614 (574) 291-8159 bholmgren@sbcsc.K12.IN.US taylor Goering 1066 18th Ave. McPherson, KS 67460 (620) 241-1060 region ii Kiley elder 2005 Hwy. 163 Pella, IA 50219 (641) 628-2297 region iii Ladd Landgraf 17093 Coleman Rd. Madill, OK 73446 At-Large tayler Gall 1009 Rd. T Clarkson, NE 68629 (402) 892-3237


elizabeth Heaton 2139 Township Rd. 500 N. Touloun, IL 61483 (309) 238-3340 cameron Alexander 830 Spencer Rd. Sabina, OH 45169 (937) 302-0078

by Ladd Landgraf Yeeee Haaaw! I hope everyone had an amazing time at the Fort Worth Stock Show, I know I did! Not to mention the time I got to spend in Denver at the Nation Western Stock Show. Congratulations to anyone who exhibited at any of the majors because you guys really brought it this year! It has been a very long time since our breed has been this deep in quality, not only in cattle, but also in showmen. I could not be more proud to be involved in this breed and get to see all of the kids grow up and mature in the showring. That is something that is truly special. With that being said, I would personally like to thank the adults who have helped to support us this season. These Maine-Anjou shows absolutely would not happen without the help of John Boddicker, Lindsey Broek or Devon Stewart. I would also like to extend a thank you to the families who have been supporting us through the years and keeping us afloat. Thank you to everyone who has bought a calendar ad, a raffle ticket or an online auction item this year to support our National Junior Heifer Show this summer in Springfield, Ill. Ill see you guys in Springfield!

mAine-AnJou roYALtY Queen Mikala Denney, Iowa Junior Princess Skye Schumaker, Illinos Jenna Tlach, Iowa

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Denison Acres Breeders of Quality registered Maine-anjou & Mainetainers Breeding Cattle and Show Cattle Private treaty

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Denny and Donna Denison P.O. Box 86 Keatchie, LA 71046 o: (318) 747-1400 c: (318) 453-6093

North Dakota

Al Conover Auctioneer


Clay Knoll Farms The Simpkins Family Gary & Janette Simpkins Home: 989-426-8185 Cell: 989-329-4668

Black, Polled, Purebred & Percentage Maine-Anjou

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

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

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Worthy of Your Confidence

WCC Octance 198Z

BarR For more information: Bar R Cattle Co. Ben and Alicia Rigdon New London, IA 52645 (319) 394-9733 Cliff Randall Vidalia, LA 71373 (318) 386-5358

HAA Countess X DCC The Man bw





1.8 51.8 69 10.4 36.2 - Division winner NAILE - All America Bull 2013 - Champion Summer Yearling 2013 Iowa State Fair - High Selling Bull 2014 Michigan Beef Expo

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How much can I afford to Pay for a bull?

by Travis Meteer, University of Illinois Extension Reprinted with permission from Travis Meteer. First appeared on Drovers Cattle Network Feb. 6, 2015. A popular question this time of year is “How much can I afford to pay for a bull.” My go-to answer is usually… “How much revenue loss would you have from a pasture full of open cows?” After all, we often devalue the role of the bull. We forget that he is a crucial part of the equation to making our product. Now, the question is a good one to ask. Especially after watching calf prices climb seemingly all of 2014 and the prices paid for bred heifers at year-end, it is only logical to wonder what a good bull will cost this spring. Old rules of thumb are good to reflect on. For instance, “2 times the value of a fat steer” or “4 to 5 times the value of a feeder calf ” are both common measures used by old timers to determine the value of a bull. So, I tested these figures with historical prices from the Illinois Performance Tested Bull Sale and prices paid for feeders and fats from National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). As it turns out, using values from 1996 to 2014 (last 19 years) the average bull price was 4 times the value of a feeder calf and 2.1 times the value of a fat steer. Looks like those old 38 March/April 2015

rules of thumb work pretty well. Using these multipliers, we can speculate to the average price of bulls this coming sale season. Looking at recent market reports, 500 lb. feeder calves are bringing $2.40 or more. Thus, value of a 5-weight feeder calf is conservatively $1,200. History tells us 4 times that value will get us close to the average. Thus 4 x $1,200 = $4,800 for an average bull price. A conservative price for fat steers weighing 1300 lb. is $1.60. Therefore the math tells us a fat steer values out at nearly $2,100. The previously stated multiplier of 2.1 times the value of a fat steer would yield an average bull price of just over $4,400. So, we have a conservative range of $4,400 to $4,800 for the average bull price. That said, there will be many bulls that bring in excess of those figures. So, what factors contribute to bulls bringing more than the average? Are they worth the extra money? For simplicity, let’s say a bull breeds 25 cows per year for 4 years resulting in 100 calves over his lifespan. With these conservative assumptions, even a

small improvement in a valuable trait can greatly increase a bull’s value. For instance, Calving Ease (CE) EPD is defined as the difference in percentage of unassisted births. So, let’s say you purchase a bull that is 5 points better in his CE than the breed average for current sires. For both Angus and Simmental that would mean purchasing a bull in the top 10 % of the breed for that trait… not an unrealistic buy. The 5 point improvement should translate to 5% more unassisted births. In the real world, it’s fair to say half of assisted births don’t make it. Thus, a 5% improvement in CED could easily translate to 2.5% more calves. Out of 100 calves sired over a lifetime, that’s 2.5 more calves. The added value from improved CE would be $3,000 (2.5 more calves x 500 lbs x $2.40/lb.). The most common example for added value of a bull is improved EPDs for weaning weight (WW). Let’s say you purchase a bull with a WW EPD of 60 (breed average for Angus is 50). That’s 10 additional pounds at weaning per calf. If the bull sires 100 calves in a lifetime and a pound is worth $2.40, then the result is $2,400 more income over his lifetime when compared to the average of current sires.

Another figure bull buyers can look at are $ values (Weaned Calf Value ($W), Beef Value ($B), AllPurpose Indexes (API), Terminal Index (TI). These values are expressed in dollars and if you match your herd needs with the correct index, they can help you be more profitable. Understanding and Utilizing Economic Indexes in Sire Selection is a good resource for learning more about the role $ values play in selection. When selecting your next herd sire, identify the traits that can add dollars to your operation. Don’t sacrifice functionality, structural soundness, docility, and other traits that can affect longevity. View purchasing a bull as an investment and treat it as such. Investing in a good bull that can improve profitable traits in your herd can allow your farm to be more competitive no matter the market dynamic. Bottomline, bulls are a significant contributor to profit or loss in your cattle herd. The have an impact now and for years to come if you are retaining replacement females. Look for traits that hold value in your market. Find a bull that can inject those traits. The “expense” of a bull can be a great investment in the future of your cattle herd. March/April 2015 39



Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1

CMCC Barn Girl 403

April 20, 2014 Sire: BK Xikes X59 Dam: BK Ranna 5030 Exhibited by Tristan Monroe, Ada, Okla.


Jeff Bedwell, Oklahoma

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Champion Junior Yearling


March 13, 2013 Sire: BBBN X2 201X Dam: NFLL 791T Exhibited by Cole Clanton, Bucyrus, Kan. 40 March/April 2015


Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 1 BBR Belle 488B May 2, 2014 Sire: SLC Sooner 101M Dam: WCC Erica 36R Exhibited by Carissa Jones, Sunray, Texas

Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 DUP Beach Bum 417

Feb. 25, 2014 Sire: BBBN X3 1039X Dam: CMCC Yum 105 Exhibited by Victoria Chapman, Ardmore, Okla.

Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Div. 2 BK Biker Babe 429

Champion Senior Heifer Calf BK Ain’t High 3015

Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf CMCC Airline 3005

Champion Summer Yearling RRRC Victoria 403A

Jan. 29, 2014 Sire: Predator 19U Dam: DLDJ Wrina W13 Exhibited by Kya Rhodes, Ada, Okla.

Sept. 9, 2013 Sire: GOET I80 Dam: BK Utoo 872 Exhibited by Cole Moore, Madill, Okla.

Oct. 3, 2013 Sire: BK Unlimited Power 472 Dam: BK Renegade 5010 Exhibited by Lexi Henderson, Lone Grove, Okla.

June 5, 2013 Sire: RBT Sport Illustrated 33 Dam: RRRC June 403Y Exhibited by Rachael Carlson, Plattsburg, Mo.

Reserve Champion Summer Yearling ECC Paiges Violet

Reserve Champion Junior Yearling CMCC All Good 318

Champion Cow/Calf Pair BPF Rumor 554Z

July 15, 2013 Sire: Cowan’s Ali 4M Dam: ECC Victoria 52602 Exhibited by Paige Elam, Pryor, Okla.

Feb. 20, 2013 Sire: BK Unlimited Power 472 Dam: BK Renegade 5010 Exhibited by Ladd Landgraf, Madill, Okla.

May 2, 2012 Sire: SLC Sooner 101M Dam: KASS Rumor 554Z Exhibited by Carissa Jones, Sunray, Texas

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Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Champion Summer Bull

CF Blaster

May 1, 2013 Sire: GOET I80 Dam: DCC Dakotas 322H Exhibited by Katelynn Rae, Mt. Ida, Ark.


Jeff Bedwell, Oklahoma

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Champion Junior Bull

BPF Middle Man 511A

Jan. 20, 2013 Sire: BPF Mercedes Benz 131U Dam: DCC Lexi 183M Exhibited by Bushy Park Farm, Highland, Md. 42 March/April 2015


Champion Junior Bull Calf BBR Bandit 1B

March 5, 2014 Sire: BBR Rumor Mill Dam: BBR Ms 1105Y Exhibited by Blind Badger Ranch, Fort Morgan, Colo.

Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf RRRC Sporty Money

Champion Senior Bull Calf JJN Mr 137A

March 16, 2014 Sire: RBT Sport Illustrated 33 Dam: BSMA Heather 402P Exhibited by Tebbenkamp Show Cattle, Columbia, Mo.

Dec. 12, 2013 Sire: GOET I80 Dam: BKDH Yanita 1021 Exhibited by 2J Show Cattle, Decatur, Texas

Premier Breeder & Exhibitor Bushy Park Farm, Highland, Md.

Group Classes Reserve Champion Junior Bull RRRC Magellan 350A

March 17, 2013 Sire: Hall’s Legacy Plus 738G Dam: DCC Playmate 140P Exhibited by Kody Roddick, Wyoming, ON, Canada


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JuniorHeifers Grand Champion Junior Maine-Anjou Female BNWZ Calypso 1261B May 7, 2014 Sire: BBBN X 483X Dam: DLB Miss Whiskey 2T Exhibited by Delaney Klas, Southmayd, Texas

Reserve Grand Champion Junior Maine-Anjou Female JJN Big Fish 419 Feb. 2, 2014 Sire: GOET I80 Dam: JJN Miss 133Y Exhibited by Chris Barton, Jarrell, Texas

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Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Mrs. Bojo 414

March 21, 2014 Sire: Bojo Dam: POE 6203S Exhibited by Kya Rhodes, Ada, Okla.


Jeff Bedwell, Oklahoma

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Female TGSC Amaretto 022A

Oct. 1, 2013 Sire: LFCC Unstoppable 727X Dam: A891 Angus Exhibited by Abagail Wood, Leavenworth, Kan.

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Jan. 7, 2014 Sire: DSMA Quigley Dam: We-Glow Nevada N8 Exhibited by Grady Carter, Stratford, Okla.


JJN Miss 1B


Grand Champion Fullblood Female


Jeff Bedwell, Oklahoma

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Female JJN Dixie

Feb. 8, 2013 Sire: DSMA Quigley Dam: JJN Miss 79W Exhibited by Jared Holmes, Perrin, Texas

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Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull BPF Beast 513Y

Feb. 8, 2012 Sire: Irish Whiskey Dam: Unregistered Exhibited by Bushy Park Farm, Highland, Md.


Jeff Bedwell, Oklahoma

Reserve Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull RRRC Allstar 612A

April 4, 2013 Sire: RBT Sport Illustrated 33 Dam: RRRC Erica 192X Exhibited by Truline Maines, Richards, Mo.

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Feb. 20, 2012 Sire: JJN Quincy 49X Dam: FCF Indian Princess 1114 Exhibited by Fancy Creek Farm, Springfield, Mo.


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Grand Champion Fullblood Bull


Jeff Bedwell, Oklahoma

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Bull JJN Mr. 68A

Dec. 24, 2013 Sire: DSMA Quigley Dam: SCA Miss 68U Exhibited by Fancy Creek Farm, Springfield, Mo.

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AMAA Board of Directors

2015 AMAA Board of Directors Front row: Eric Walker, Arkansas, Mike O’Hara, Montana, Alicia Rigdon, Iowa, Marty Van Vliet, Iowa, Cody Tebbenkamp, Missouri, Cory Thomsen, South Dakota. Back Row: Leon Matlock, Oklahoma, Cliff Randall, Louisiana, Dennis Moore, Illinois, Barry Nowatzke, Indiana, John Griswold, Oklahoma, Jim Opperman, Iowa, Brett Carter, Oklahoma, Jim Hett, Colorado. Not Pictured Jason Minnaert, Illinois

Executive Committee

President - Marty Van Vliet, Iowa Vice President - Alicia Rigdon, Iowa 2nd Vice President - Dennis Moore, Illinois

Region 1

Secretary/Treasurer - Cody Tebbenkamp, Missouri Director At-Large - Brett Carter, Oklahoma

Region 2

Region 3

Jason Minnaert 400 Westview Dr. - Atkinson, IL 61235 h: (309) 936-7076 c: (309) 489-6024

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Brett Carter 12594 N. C.R. 3340 - Stratford, OK 74872 c: (918) 914-3085

Dennis Moore 30992 St. Hwy. 16 - Jerseyville, IL 62052 c: (618) 410-3325

Alicia Rigdon 19591 187th Ave. - New London, IA 52645 h: (319) 394-9733 - c: (417) 540-3986

Cliff Randall 2043 Robert Gray - Vidalia, LA 71373 h: (318) 386-5358 - c: (318) 719-0560

John Griswold 5922 S. Brush Creek Rd. Stillwater, OK 74074 h: (405) 372-3300 - c: (405) 780-3300

Cory Thomsen 40460 254th St. - Mitchell, SD 57301 h: (605) 996-2899 - c: (605) 730-2397

Eric Walker 14844 Walker Rd. Prairie Grove, AR 72753 h: (479) 267-2211 - c: (479) 601-3567

Marty Van Vliet 372 190th Ave. - Otley, IA 50214 h: (641) 628-9639 c: (641) 780-0631


Cody Tebbenkamp 3705 Forum Blvd. Apt. 818 Columbia, MO 65203 c: (918) 641-2671

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Barry Nowatzke 9335 W. 200 N. - Michigan City, IN 46360 h: (219) 872-6218 - c: (773) 255-4684

Jim Hett P.O. Box 175 - Roggen, CO 80652 c: (303) 435-1271 Leon Matlock 25118 C.R. 1380 - Anadarko, OK 73005 h: (450) 247-7043- c: (405) 222-7979 Jim Opperman 10493 290th St. - Manning, IA 51455 h: (712) 653-3032 - c: (712) 210-6013


Board of Directors

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Mike Holden Jirl Buck by John Boddicker, executive vice president

Mike Holden

Mike Holden finished up his second term of serving on the AMAA Board of Directors at the 2015 National Maine-Anjou Show. Mike was very active as the chairman of the promotion/marketing committee, forever championing the need for a wider base of breed promotion and continual marketing efforts of our breed, particularly in the commercial sector. With those two items in mind, Mike has been a strong voice in the long range committee, which worked very hard to put together the breeds current long range plan. Mike has most recently served on the executive committee as the first vice-president. Mike is a true believer in what this breed has to offer the entire industry. The AMAA would like to thank Mike for his time and effort to help our association grow and prosper.

Jirl Buck

One of the joys of being executive vice president is the chance to work side by side with the association’s president. It can be a long tenure for both if the two individuals don’t have some understanding of each other. For those of you that may think Jirl and I agree on all fronts, you would be mistaken. Having said that, we always have been able to talk things through. In the end we came to an agreement that was in the best interest of the association, both short and long term. One only needs to look at Jirl’s operation and realize the dedication he has for the junior program. His investment in our AMAA junior program goes far beyond monetary donations, his dedication is geared toward the future of our young people with the goal in mind that they become established young adults that can help make both our industry and that of society a better place. The AMAA would like to thank Jirl for his leadership and continued support of all association activities. March/April 2015 49

AMAA Board Minutes

AMAA Meeting Minutes - Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 - Fort Worth, Texas Meeting was called to order at 4:25 p.m. by president, Jirl Buck.

update at the national junior show. No motions brought before the board.

Members present: Brett Carter, Cory Thomsen, Cody Tebbenkamp, Eric Walker, Marty Van Vliet, Cliff Randall, John Griswold, Jim Hett, Dennis Moore, Alicia Rigdon, Mike O’Hara and Barry Nowatzke.

Buildings/Grounds John Boddicker updated the board regarding annual building costs of approximately $5,500. The 2016 budget will need to include a resealing of the AMAA parking lot. An unofficial appraisal of the building site was presented at $182,500. No motions brought before the board.

Members not present: Jason Minnaert. Retiring members present: Jirl Buck and Mike Holden. New members present: Jim Opperman and Leon Matlock. Others present: John Boddicker, Dave Steen, Carol Willoughby, Carolyn Opperman. Election of Executive Committee Motion made and seconded to present a slate of officers: − Marty Van Vliet, President − Alicia Rigdon, 1st Vice-President − Dennis Moore, 2nd Vice-President − Cody Tebbenkamp, Secretary/Treasure − Brett Carter, At-Large Motion carried. New president Van Vliet began duties by presiding over the remainder of the board of directors meeting. Motion was made and seconded to accept the secretary’s report. Motion carried. Motion was made and seconded to move into closed session with Jirl Buck, past AMAA president, asked to stay. The regular AMAA board meeting was resumed at 5 p.m. Motion was made and seconded to accept the AMAA board resignation of Mike O’Hara and to replace the position with his son Hardy O’Hara for the remainder of his term. Motion carried. Committee Reports Foundation Carol Willoughby updated the board on Reaching Beyond activities along with what is planned for the remainder of 2015. Plans will be made for a summer 50 March/April 2015

Breed Improvement Motion was made and seconded to have both staff and AMAA board of directors sign confidentiality statements. The AMAA confidentiality statements meet legal guidelines with regard to AMAA business. Motion carried. Motion was made and seconded to have non-AMAA board members that are part of the executive vice president search committee to sign confidentiality statements as well. Motion carried. Motion was made and seconded to accept proposal from DigitalBeef, LLC, to be the new data system provider for the AMAA. Contract work will be scheduled to begin June 1, 2015 and be up and running Oct. 1, 2015. Motion carried Finance Motion was made and seconded to accept the 2014 year end financial report. Motion carried. Motion was made and seconded to accept the 2015 budget proposal. Motion carried. Long Range Motion was made and seconded to have John Boddicker discuss with judges of our four national show sites and National Junior Show judges the need to acknowledge performance data during class reasons. Motion failed. Upon further discussion, John Boddicker was instructed to carry on with present structure that is

making sure the judge is aware that spectators have the same data in hand and to use that data how he/she sees fit. Discussion was presented on the grading of where the association stands on meeting the goals and objectives of the AMAA long range plan. No motion brought before the board on this issue. Magazine Motion was made and seconded to accept the 2015 Voice budget as presented. Motion carried. Promotion/Marketing Update was given in committee regarding steer/ heifer feeding trials and the Commercial Connection program. No motions brought before the board. Show Motion was made and seconded to change the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) yard heifer show from a pen show to an un-haltered individual heifer show. The show format is to resemble the pen show. All heifers entered in the show must sell and all heifers entered in the sale must show. There will be both a Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer division. Motion carried The judge selection process was held for the 2015/2016 show season. The following list was selected (please keep in mind due to non-acceptance judge names for a particular show can change). Initial list is as follows: • 2015 National Show/American Royal Shane Lindsey, Iowa • 2015 NAILE Open Show Josh Taylor, Oklahoma • 2015 NAILE Junior MaineTainer Show Mark Core, Iowa • 2016 National Western Stock Show Kyle Colyer, Idaho • 2016 National Western Stock Show Junior Show Tyler Dewey, Oklahoma • NWSS Pen-of-Three Show Jonathan Perry, Tennessee Cody Green, Arkansas Charlie Peters, Iowa

• 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show Tyler Cates, Indiana Sale Discussion was held regarding the just completed Bright Lights sale at the NWSS. A highly successful sale with an average price for bulls at $6,427. No motions brought before the board. Youth Updates were presented as a result of AJMAA and junior committee action as it pertains to the 2015 National Junior Show. • Top five awards will be given in the Bred & Owned division. • Ties will no longer be recognized in contests. • Team/Individuals that place 6-10 in contests can get a certificate at the National Junior Show office, no longer presented at banquet. • Rulebook will be online ONLY. • Senior showmanship – A top 10 will be selected to come back later to fit an animal and show again before final placing is made. • 2015 National Junior Heifer Judge Selection Brent Murphy, Missouri - Maine-Anjou Division Tyler Cates. Indiana - MaineTainer Division No motions brought before the board. Old Business None New Business None Moved and seconded to go into closed session at 5:45 p.m. Rick Carlson, Jirl Buck, Mike Holden and Everett Forkner were invited to stay. Board returned to open session at 7 p.m. Motion made and seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.

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AMAA Annual Membership Meeting AMAA Annual Membership - Saturday, Jan. 31, 2015 - Fort Worth, Texas Meeting called to order by president Jirl Buck. Invocation given by Eric Walker. Noon luncheon served to all those in attendance. Moved and seconded to accept the secretaries report as presented. Motion carried. Moved and seconded to accept the annual financial report as presented. Motion carried. John Boddicker gave a brief review of AMAA activities in 2014. Highlighted in the presentation was that of the 50K project to become a reality with genetically enhanced EPDs to be implemented during the 2015 calendar year. A short introduction was made regarding DigitalBeef, LLC. A proposal will be made at AMAA board of directors meeting to contract with DigitalBeef, LLC., to be the new provider of AMAA data. The membership was again encouraged to become involved in the Commercial Connection program, by doing so helping the breed diversify itself better into the commercial industry. Cody Tebbenkamp gave a brief update regarding the executive vice-president search. Carol Willoughby gave an update and presented a video with regard to the Reaching Beyond campaign. Retiring AMAA board members Jirl Buck and Mike Holden were properly recognized for their years of service and dedication in a place of leadership as members of the AMAA board of directors. Maine Man of the Year award was presented to Fred DeRouchey, Mitchell, S.D. National Breeder of the Year award was presented to Jones Show Cattle, Harrod, Ohio. Heritage Road inductions were presented to: • Jerry Gibson/4J Family Partnership, Texas • NorTex Farms, Texas • Flying Dutchman Ranch, Iowa

National Breeder of the Year Jones Show Cattle, Ohio

With no new or old business a motion was made a seconded to adjourn. Motion carried.

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Maine Man of the Year DeRouchey Cattle Co., South Dakota

e g a t i r e HRoad


he prestigious induction into the American Maine-Anjou Heritage Road was a highly anticipated event at the annual membership meeting. The name itself, Heritage Road, gives a feeling of grandeur that emulates each of these very deserving program inductees! Each program, 4J Family Partnership, NorTex Farms and Flying Dutchman Ranch, has carved their rightful place in the American Maine-Anjou Association’s (AMAA) place of history. The AMAA presented each program inductee with a portrait, another identical portrait will hang in the halls of Heritage Road here at the AMAA. The AMAA is proud to recognize each of these elite programs for their contributions of breeding excellence to the Maine-Anjou breed.

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How Do You Sell Bulls? by Ed Creason

How many bulls do you sell a year? What sets you apart from everyone else selling bulls? We sometimes forget the amount of bulls that are sold every year that we need to set ourselves apart from the other producers selling bulls. Let’s take a moment to think about the experiences that we like to have when we purchase something. What do you like to happen when you buy a tractor, car, electronics, etc.? What about going out to eat at a restaurant? Do you have high expectations for the people that are helping or serving you? Do you hold yourself accountable for those same expectations? I think that these are all things that we need to think about and try to do a better job of holding ourselves accountable for. The better job you do serving your customers the better your business will be! All of us are going to sell sound, functional bulls that have had a breeding soundness exam, will have excellent semen quality and be ready to go to work for the new owners. Let’s take a look at what can or does set you apart from everyone else.

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Free Delivery

Many producers offer free delivery or arranged delivery for a guaranteed rate to buyers. This is a great service for buyers and sellers. If the seller delivers the bull to the buyer it gives the seller a chance to have a one-on-one conversation and get to know their customer better and learn more about their operation. This can give you insight into what the best type of service for that buyer is or even the bulls that fit the buyers operation best.


Most sellers offer a guarantee of one kind or another. Whether it be a first season breeding guarantee or a six month guarantee. There are other guarantees, but these would be some of the most common.

Insurance and Yardage

Some producers offer free yardage and/or yardage at a good rate for a certain period of time to help out buyers. Some buyers don’t have a place to keep their bulls until they get ready to turn them out with the cows or heifers. This service offers them another

option and they can get the bull and turn him out. Producers usually have a person available for buyers to purchase insurance through but some producers are starting to insure bulls for a short period of time so that the buyer and seller both feel more at ease if it takes a few days for the bull to make it from the seller's to the buyers place.

Follow Up

Following up with buyers can be critical when selling bulls. We all get busy and sometimes don’t spend as much time following up with buyers the way we should. I know that the adage “no news is good news” is often used. Most of the time this is the case, but sometimes someone has trouble and spreads the word about their trouble before they let you know. Being proactive as a seller can help prevent some of this from happening, you won’t be able to prevent all of it. Being proactive and taking care of problems when they happen and not letting them snowball will help your business grow and let your business thrive through the years. In the world we live in now there are several ways to follow up. It could be through a phone call, text, e-mail, Facebook, etc. Know your customer and which way is the best way to contact them.

Customer Service

There are many customer service strategies that can be used. Taking care of your customers and their needs can go a long way and help your business grow through the years. Having a field day and/or a customer appreciation day can help with customer retention. Giving the customer a hat, gloves, sorting

stick, etc., when they buy a bull from you makes them feel like they are getting something back for their purchase. Everyone likes to receive something, even sending a Christmas card, birthday card or anniversary card to your customers can let them know that you care and want to keep them as your customer. Any extra service you can provide to set yourself apart will help.

Customer Retention

Customer retention falls under many of the other categories but is something that needs to be addressed. Once you attain a customer you need to do as much as you can to keep them. Think of all of the advertising and promotion dollars you spend. What does it cost to attain a customer for your operation? Once you get a customer it is easier and more economical to keep them as your customer then try to attain a new one to replace the customer you lose. We all know we are going to lose customers over the years, but if we can make these losses minimal it will help with the bottom line and put more money in your pocket. There are many things that you can do to set yourself apart from other producers, take care of your customers and retain your customers well into the future. Anything you can do that is extra will help you retain your customers and grow your business. Be creative, have fun and have a successful spring selling season and future!

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Owners: Ron & Amy Kahl 2651 Lincoln Rd. • Reeds, MO 64859 • c 417-850-0705 BPF Common Ground 504B

is one of the most unique bulls ever raised at Bushy Park Farms. His powerful construction and performance will be sure to grab your attention. He is backed by a past National Champion female, JSC Lucky Lady 2X. This female is a young, proven producer that had a Hard Drive daughter that sold for $20,000 for half interest and a Hard Whiskey daughter that sold for $67,000 in Bushy Parks Tradition of Excellence sale. There is power in the blood in this wide built, elite pedigreed phenom. He is the bull that bridges the gap between showring and high performing cattle. ** Common Ground was the highest scoring bull in the 2015 Bright Lights evaluation with a perfect score from all 3 judges. The perfect score recognizes Common Ground as one of the Bright Lights all time high evaluated bulls. Thank You to Dave Steen for his help in purchasing Common Ground, also thank you to Everett Forkner for his help with transportation.


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DCC Hard Drive 138R X TJSC Lucky Lady 2X • 449299 • PB Maine-Anjou • Polled ce 8

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ww 41.7

yw m m&g mce 82.3 19.6 40.6 -0.9

rea 17.4

fat 0.3

Act. bw 94

Sold as Lot 119 in the 2015 Bright Lights Sale

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