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National Champion Percentage Simmental Female - 2016 AJSA National Classic Congratulations Nikkel Family

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

CONGRATULATIONS NIKKEL FAMILY

Supreme Heifer & Champion Charolais 2015 Kansas State Fair

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5th Overall Female & Champion Charolais 2016 Kansas State Fair

CONGRATULATIONS NIKKEL FAMILY

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

Supreme Female Tenn. Agribition Champion % Simmental

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Supreme Champion Both Rings Kansas AGR 8 Times Shown - 7 time Supreme or Reserve Supreme CONGRATULATIONS NIKKEL, WALKER, AND WALTHAL FAMILIES We are excited for her progeny here in the future Sired by Big Deal

Supreme Prospect Female 2014 Ntl Western RS Supreme & 5th Overall 2014 KSU Kick-Off Show 3rd Overall Female 2014 Kansas State Fair CONGRATULATIONS HODGES, EVANS & WIEDEL FAMILY

Champion Percentage Simmental 2016 Nebraska State Fair

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The American Maine-Anjou Association publishes the Maine-Anjou Voice. Copyright ©2007 by American Maine-Anjou Association. All rights reserved. None of the contents of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means (electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise) without the prior written permission of the publisher.

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TLM EMPIRE 535C SIRE: LATH Imax 203Z DAM: TLM SS 264Z DOB: April 12, 2015 5/8 Maine-Anjou • Polled Homozygous Black • TH/PHA Free • Scrotal 45 c.m. BW: 90 lbs. Adj. WW 748 lbs. CED 8 BW 1.1 WW 64 YW 93 M 25 M&G 57 MCE 7

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SIRE: TLM Synergy 825U DAM: TLM Miss M 263Z DOB: Feb. 15, 2014 Purebred Maine-Anjou • Polled Black • TH/PHA Free BW: 68 lbs. Adj. WW 660 lbs. EPDS: CED 11 BW -1.3 WW 56 YW 76 M 20 M&G 48 MCE 6 Owned with Wise Maine-Anjou Ranch, Canada, and has a great first calf crop on the ground!

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JOIN US Thanksgiving weekend for our open house and PRIVATE TREATY SALE, beginning SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25. We’re excited to offer another STOUT set of cattle! We will have bred heifers, open heifers, bull calves and a few steers available! View sale cattle on our website after November 20, 2017.

**In the 2017 National Maine-Anjou Bull Test 6 out of the top 11 gaining bulls were sired by Truline Maine herd sires!**

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BRIGHT LIGHTS DONATION HEIFER

WSCC CHLOE 84E

She sells January 13th in the Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale

JANUARY 13TH - BRIGHT LIGHTS MAINE-ANJOU SALE

sire. OHL CORNERSTONE (PB ANGUS) dam. BBR CHLOE 563C (X2) breed. MAINE-ANGUS dob. 5/14/2017 reg. 480939

Thank you to Willow Springs Cattle Company and the Walker Family for your donation of the 2018 Bright Lights Donation heifer. We appreciate your generosity & support.

breeder. WILLOW SPRINGS CATTLE COMPANY ALL PROCEEDS OF THE DONATION HEIFER GO TO SUPPORT THE 2018 MAINE-ANJOU JUNIOR NATIONAL.

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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. by Blake Nelson, executive vice president

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eadquarters

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

CE 6.8 7.0 6.8 6.9

BW 1.6 1.6 2.0 2.0

WW 42.1 43.3 45.1 46

YW 54.2 56.1 58 59.3

MCE 0.8 1.2 2.0 2.1

MM 16.4 16.8 18.7 18.6

MWW 37.3 38.3 41.1 41.5

CW 4.6 5.7 7.3 8.2

FT -0.06 -0.07 -0.05 -0.05

REA 0.35 0.38 0.31 0.30

MARB 0.00 0.00 -0.04 -0.03

%RT 0.61 0.67 0.53 0.50

by Blake Nelson, executive vice president Greetings, Fall is upon us and the temperature and settings are starting to change. I can relate and feel like the season for Maine genetics is changing as well. Just like the changing of the seasons, throughout the year the demand for a specific breed’s genetics is ever changing. Whether it’s the economy, the environment, or consumer demand, each one of these things directly impact beef trends. In this article I would like to examine historically why these changes in breed’s popularity take place and what can we do to grow and sustain our spot in the market? Summary on U.S. Beef Breed Events Even from the inception of beef 8

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cattle production in the United States, nature has played a major role in types of beef cattle that were utilized. In the beginning survival of the fittest was the selection tool. The first cattle in the U.S. were creole and Spanish cattle which were selected for thriftiness and their ability to reproduce with limited resources. Through the years these fundamental traits of beef production were and continue to be major factors in selection. In the 1800s the importation of British breeds to improve the established native cattle was utilized with Brahman cattle in the southern region. This is some of the first steps in establishing the type and traits of today’s beef cowherd.

As the U.S. has progressed with technology, this has provided for more efficiency in agriculture (providing surplus) and also more household income available to purchase food by the general public. So with these changes we go from the early type when cattle were fattened on grass who finished at a much older market age to an era of surplus grain that could be fed to fatten cattle and enable them to reach their endpoint at a much younger age. The previous type that could finish on grazing and small amounts of grain created a wasteful, less efficient product when we went to a feedlot setting. This brought on the need for more growth and muscle genetics which ushered in the Continental breeds.


The late 1960s saw the importation of Maine-Anjou, Limousin and Simmental just to name a few. These breeds provided explosive growth and carcass yields that had not been seen before in U.S. beef production. This increase in the amount of beef that was being produced opened the door for surplus that could be exported. Let’s not forget about the push for a leaner product by consumers during this period. All of these things brought on the demand for continental genetics. Although the British breeds had definitely not went away they were not as in vogue during this era. Then in the 1990s a strong economy in both the U.S. and abroad began driving the demand for a quality driven product. This brought on the strong re-emergence of Angus and Hereford as the demand for a high marbling product had increased. Extreme selection pressure to obtain premiums in this quality based market has also let emphasis on some important economic traits diminish. As I have stated many times and market data will confirm, the selection for these marbling easy fattening cattle has led to a substantial increase in yield grade and dressing percentage issues within the industry. I have briefly gone through our history to ignite some thought on how we have reached today’s beef cattle scene. So where do we go from here? How do we position ourselves to thrive? I would start off by asking the question “Are you producing cattle that you like or cattle

that your customer’s need?” As stockmen we all can get hung up on our own tastes and sometimes forget about the ultimate goal of producing cattle that will be in demand and have a positive impact on the beef industry. Your customers are impacted by the value of their calf crops when they are marketed, that value is set by current demand which is driven by the economy. Comfort and predictability are also big factors that can impact our customer’s thoughts. Traditionally, the majority of cow-calf producers has been focused on just getting calves on the ground easily and has them wean off heavy and understandably so. Market analysis and industry leaders suggest that producers must take a more holistic approach to genetics in the future. This will become the norm, when endpoint value of our cattle will impact the markets throughout the beef chain. This thought process can help our breed, Maine-Anjou can provide substantial carcass value and our modern type can consistently provide problem free, moderate made, black hided cattle that can meet demands at any marketing point for our customers. So as we move forward, I hope that you will consider what your cattle can provide the industry and select genetics accordingly. We can fill the call to improve current carcass yield concerns but we must also provide a consistent, problem free product with predictability. The AMAA home office has made steps to improve our genetic predictability with the move to

AGI and our sequencing project to enhance the data that is reported on your cattle. I hope that you are using this data or will consider the use of these predictions along with your current selection plan. We must continue to produce good cattle, but they must have the genetics and data to provide confidence to our customers. If we can build confidence with Maine genetics the demand for our cattle will flourish. This year has been a building year for the breed with vital projects and also gaining industry acceptability. I am excited about what the future holds for MaineAnjou! I would like to remind all of you about our great sale that will be taking place at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 13, 2018. The Bright Lights Sale is full of tremendous herd sire prospects, a select group of female and breed leading Maine genetics. Please check these out and if you need a catalog or assistance, give us a call. Thank you for a great year at AMAA and we wish for all of you to have a happy and blessed Christmas and New Year! Happy Holidays, Blake MAINE-ANJOU- Vision, Vigor, Value!

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a a m A COMMERCIAL CONNECTION Fall is quickly turning into the winter and we are headed toward Denver and the first of two sponsored bull sales put on by the AMAA. That means I have already spent a year in my position, and it sure seems to have flown by - so many breeders already visited and yet so many still to see in the upcoming year. Making the switch from academia to a career in the cattle industry with a breed association has been an awesome experience. The Maine-Anjou breed has seen growth and potential over the last year with the help of feedout programs, the bull testa and the Maine-Angus program coming on line. Not to mention the continued work towards genomically enhanced EPDs and our genetic evaluation being completed by the American Angus Association. All of that growth has happened in such a short time and has given us data that we can use to help promote the breed for the better. It has also helped us build momentum towards the next year and our continued promotion of the breed we are involved in. I try to pay close attention to what the fed cattle industry does. There are market signals based on a strong influx of maternal genetics into the commercial cow base. It is apparent that the commercial cattleman has achieved a strong quality grade advantage by doing so, and by default have created a lack of focus on yield grade. So many breeds try to promote that they can be everything to everyone. Although I think larger breeds have more opportunity to accomplish this, due to a wide range of genetics allowing for greater selection diversity within their specific breed, they still can’t do everything. Cattle breeds have their strengths and weaknesses so they can be correctively mated

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and make a product that is as close to fault free and well-rounded as possible. For us, it’s lean muscle growth and a commitment to maintaining the black hided advantage. This allows producers to capitalize on branded beef programs that are out there and available to them. I recently reflected on some thoughts as to the marketing scheme we should take going into the New Year. It’s apparent to me that the biggest way to gain ground is to tell our story better. We have many positive stories that have led to success in the cattle industry for you as breeders and your customers. Many individuals outside the breed think of it in a negative nature; however, we aren’t the same breed we were 20 or 30 years ago. We are more in touch with the times. Even if we have struggled to increase our breed EPDs by turning in data, we have still stayed with the times. So much so that I think we should go forward labeling ourselves “Modern Maine-Anjou” because we have certainly progressed. We have cattle that are functional, long lasting, efficient, lean growing, yield grade driven, and still we have bloodlines in our breed that we can label as maternal. We know that when used as a terminal sire on a British-based cowherd we can make a difference for the better in terms of carcass merit and in turn strengthen the bottom line for the producer. It’s important that you as breeders take advantage of our social media page that we have as an association. We need to know when calf reports go well or bull sales are strong. Most recently for Superior Auctions video sales in western Kansas, there were Maine sired cattle listed as such in the lot description. These cattle

Commercial Development Director Josh Cribbs topped the market for that day, in all three weight groups. They were the high selling lots. So many say that Maine cattle aren’t profit generating. That statement couldn’t be further from the truth. The market signal is for leaner growing cattle that will have fewer issues from a yield grade standpoint. We are one of just a few breeds that can make that change. The time really is now for MaineAnjou to make a strong stance in the market. The cattle industry is calling for a change and we can deliver. I have really enjoyed my first year working for the AMAA. Even though I am the commericial director by title, I see myself as much more than that. I grew up showing cattle and being active. For me, I really enjoyed getting to help Lindsey this summer with junior national and helping with the junior board. I have tried to spend time some good time visiting breeders and being on the road. Although I was able to cover a lot of ground, I know there are still breeders I need to get to and I look forward to those visits as I continue through the rest of this year and into 2018. I truly enjoy my job, the colleagues I work with, and the breeders and cattle we work for. It has been an incredible first year and I look forward to many more promoting “MODERN MAINE-ANJOU”.


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BrightMaine-Anjou Lights Sale Entry Deadline: Nov. 15, 2017 Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, 3 p.m. MST 204 Marshall Rd. P.O. Box 1100 - Platte City, MO 64079 Blake Nelson, blake@AMAAPC.com, (816) 431-9950 Josh Cribbs, josh@amaapc.com, (813) 967-6949 12 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017


2018 Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull & Female Sale 3 p.m. Saturday, January 13 • Entry Deadline: November 15 Rules, Regulations and PRoceduRes

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

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

The AMAA would like to encourage every consignor to get both a good picture and video. The AMAA will be posting all videos and photos on the AMAA website and social media pages.

oFFicial entRY FoRM │ entRY deadline: nov. 15, 2017 Owner: __________________________________________________________ AMAA Number: ___________________________________ Mailing Address: ___________________________________________________________________________________________________ City: _____________________________________________________________

State: _____________ Zip Code: ____________

Telephone: ________________________________________________________

Social Security: ____________________________

Animal Name

AMAA#

Birthdate

Birth Wt.

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

Weaning Wt.

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

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REFERENCE Sire List Updated October 2017 Please note we do have a listing of sires available on our Web site. You will find bulls listed alphabetically by nickname. LISTED IN ALPHA ORDER BY NICKNAME (LAST COLUMN) NAME REG # % COLOR NICKNAME BBBN X 483X 410913 PB BLACK X BBN X2 201X 410912 PB BLACK X2 BBBN X3 1039X 410914 PB BLACK X3 BAILEYS I67 948Y 426772 50.00 BLACK I67 BLACK POWER PLAY F462416 50.00 BLACK BLACK POWER PLAY GMAF 80 PROOF 148Y 424880 75.00 BLACK 80 PROOF 148Y GOET I-80 400082 PB BLACK I-80 THOR 911 260466 50.00 BLACK 911 AFFLICTION 450045 37.50 BLACK AFFLICTION COWAN’S ALI 4M 307184 PB BLACK ALI FL ALI CLONE 416818 PB BLACK ALI CLONE ALI’S SOLUTION 426328 37.50 BLACK ALI’S SOLUTION BKDJ BACKDRAFT 721J 259706 PB BLACK BACKDRAFT TLM BASIC 962W 400479 PB BLACK BASIC BPF BLACK DIAMON 680U 391096 75.00 BLACK BLACK DIAMOND BLACK LABEL 392387 37.50 BLACK BLACK LABEL BODACIOUS 416348 25.00 BLACK BODACIOUS BOJO 408882 50.00 BLACK BOJO HAA BOLD MOVE 284T 377332 PB BLACK BOLD MOVE BPSL BOOMER 1U 394814 PB BLACK BOOMER TLM BOUNCER 152L 296484 75.00 BLACK BOUNCER GTWY BREATHE EASY 394165 50.00 BLACK BREATHE EASY KBAR CARNEY MAN 879 336867 50.00 BLACK CARNEY MAN CERVEZA 328874 50.00 BLACK CERVEZA CHILL FACTOR 209063 75.00 BLACK CHILL FACTOR GVC CLOSING BELL 10U 390333 75.00 BLACK CLOSING BELL COMFORT ZONE 426594 PB BLACK COMFORT ZONE COWANS SAFE & SAND 438179 50.00 BLACK SAFE & SOUND HAA CROSS ROADS 511S 364618 75.00 BLACK CROSS ROADS CUNIA 11 FB RED/WHITE CUNIA DADDY’S MONEY 427013 75.00 BLACK DADDY’S MONEY GVC DIGNITARY 4T 377805 PB BLACK DIGNITARY NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 15


NAME REG # DIRECT HIT 54J 267710 NDSC DIRECT WHISKEY 385675 GEF DIRTY HARRY 349907 GEF DIRTY HARRY 2 414998 DISCOVERY 393126 DR WHO 317701 DRAFT PICK 165744 GOET DRIVING 80 443334 GCC ECC DUBAI 56S 372557 BEB EASY MONEY 304540 SAF ELMO 229769 NBH POLLED ENERGIZER 688 242107 EPINAL 25 BK EUCHEE 694N 317870 FJH EXECUTIVE 31C 179117 HAA EXPECTATION 507T 377346 KGST FEAR THIS 227210 ROCKING B FINAL ANSWER 258837 GVC FORTUNE & GLORY 390324 HFM FREE WHISKEY 381925 FRISKEY WHISKEY 440529 FULL FLUSH 314972 WM GENERAL LEE 433175 HF GET IT DONE 343566 NBJ GIGOLO JOE 348170 ROWE GOLD CLUB 98FN 325061 BNWZ GUCCI 703U 389047 FGJ HABANERO 222571 HRF HAIRY 444889 FL HAIRY BEAR CLONE 412889 CMAC HARD CORE 323178 DCC HARD DRIVE 350469 MINN HARD WHISKEY 591Y 418906 HEAT WAVE 401231 FL HEAT WAVE CLONE 416819 MCCF SEBASTIAN 384838 RSCC HIGHLINER 1U 420708 HOLLYWOOD 400197 TJSC HOT COMMODITY 353989 BPJV HOTLINE 292388 LLND HOUDINI ET 209924 BMSC ICE BREAKER 45L 296891 BK ICE PICK 472J 262401 I DELIVER 443964 IRISH WHISKEY 294939 4E IRON MAN 230M 305309 BNWZ JOSE 703Y 421509 JUST RITE 501M 306588 16 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

% 50.00 37.50 75.00 75.00 50.00 37.50 PB PB 75.00 PB PB PB FB PB PB PB 87.50 PB PB 75.00 75.00 25.00 50.00 50.00 PB 75.00 PB 75.00 25.00 50.00 PB PB PB 25.00 25.00 75.00 37.50 37.50 PB PB PB 50.00 PB 75.00 75.00 PB PB PB

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NICKNAME DIRECT HIT DIRECT WHISKEY DIRTY HARRY DIRTY HARRY 2 DISCOVERY DR WHO DRAFT PICK DRIVING 80 DUBAI EASY MONEY ELMO ENERGIZER EPINAL EUCHEE EXECUTIVE EXPECTATION FEAR THIS FINAL ANSWER FORTUNE & GLORY FREE WHISKEY FRISKEY WHISKEY FULL FLUSH GENERAL LEE GET IT DONE GIGOLO JOE GOLD CLUB GUCCI HABANERO HAIRY HAIRY BEAR (CLONE) HARD CORE HARD DRIVE HARD WHISKEY 591Y HEAT WAVE HEAT WAVE CLONE HITMAN (MCCF) HIGHLINER 1U HOLLYWOOD HOT COMMODITY HOTLINE HOUDINI ICE BREAKER ICE PICK I DELIVER IRISH WHISKEY IRON MAN JOSE 703Y JUST RITE


NAME REG # GF KADABRA 272991 50.00 K&A KASANOVA K1 274594 PB HALL’S LEGACY PLUS 738G 257903 PB BK LIFELINE 258J 269331 PB DMCC LIMITED EDITION 4F 225824 PB MANCINI MAX B247T 382701 75.00 MAN AMONG BOYS 427197 25.00 MAN AMONG BOYS 445221 25.00 MAN AMONG BOYS 445222 25.00 GOET MAINE MAN 409103 PB NMR MATERNAL MADE 459900 50.00 MATERNAL PERFECTION 441628 50.00 MATERNALLY YOURS 432979 50.00 GVC MAVERICK 05U 390328 PB K&A MAVERICK M16 305387 PB BPF MERCEDES BENZ 131U 386737 75.00 GCC SLC MERGER 459U 391151 75.00 FRYE THE MESSENGER 384214 62.50 BPF MIDDLE MAN 511A 438123 75.00 BFW MITTEN MAN Q35P 337392 PB ADM MR MONEY BAGS 46R 348806 75.00 MAJORS MONEY MAN 673J 270242 PB GCC MR UNTOUCHABLE 423R 351471 50.00 NOT AFRAID 416911 37.50 HETN NO WORRIES 435803 75.00 SWSN NUN BETTER F452932 25.00 JJ OKLAHOMA STORM 01R 348066 PB GEF OPEN BAR 334971 75.00 OUTLAW F446714 50.00 BBR THE OUTSIDER 4A 442030 50.00 WAG PAC MAN 410P 344390 50.00 PADDY OMALLEY 330356 62.50 BLSC PALE FACE 424L 298784 50.00 WCC PANORAMA 112T 378345 PB NAGE PATRIOT 65P 333596 75.00 TCTC PATTON 387653 50.00 DELL PILLOW TALK 124Y 421964 50.00 PISTOL PETE 120327 PB NBH POLLED ENERGIZER 688 242107 PB DMCC POLLED PREMIER 18C 184259 PB ASCC POLYGRAPH 601S 382927 50.00 POWER PLANT 84546 PB PREDATOR 19U 394569 75.00 DCC PREMIUM BLEND 47S 365767 PB READY 2 RUMBLE 433732 62.50 READY 2 ROLL 441183 62.50 MCF REAL DEAL 71H 250219 PB

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COLOR NICKNAME BLACK KADABRA BLACK KASANOVA BLACK LEGACY PLUS BLACK LIFELINE BLACK LIMITED EDITION BLACK MANCINI BLACK MAN AMONG BOYS BLACK MAN AMONG BOYS 1 CLONE BLACK MAN AMONG BOYS 2 CLONE BLACK MAINE MAN BLACK MATERNAL MADE BLACK MATERNAL PERFECTION BLACK MATERNALLY YOURS BLACK MAVERICK BLACK MAVERICK BLACK MERCEDES BENZ BLACK MERGER 459U BLACK MESSENGER, THE BLACK MIDDLE MAN BLACK MITTEN MAN BLACK MONEY BAGS BLACK MONEY MAN BLACK MR UNTOUCHABLE BLACK NOT AFRAID BLACK NO WORRIES RED NUN BETTER BLACK OKLAHOMA STORM BLACK OPEN BAR BLACK OUTLAW BLACK THE OUTSIDER 4A BLACK PAC MAN BLACK PADDY OMALLEY BLACK PALE FACE BLACK PANORAMA BLACK PATRIOT BLACK PATTON BLACK PILLOW TALK OTHER PISTOL PETE BLACK POLLED ENGERGIZER BLACK POLLED PREMIER BLACK POLYGRAPH OTHER POWER PLANT BLACK PREDATOR 19U BLACK PREMIUM BLEND BLACK READY 2 RUMBLE BLACK READY TO ROLL (WAS ROAR) BLACK REAL DEAL NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 17


NAME REG # BK REMEDY 346R 350654 ROCKY BALBOA 379037 GOET ROGER THAT 442049 BBR RUMOR MILL 415977 COWANS SAFE & SOUND 116A438179 HCBN 442R 349883 HAA SECURITY 255U 388227 HAA SHERIFF 506R 352168 CAG SHIVER 301R 374000 XK SINNATRA 66T 379288 BPF SLAM DUNK 78T 378168 DCC SMOKIN JOE 157P 337244 SLC SOONER 101M 331256 NAGE SPECIAL D 31Y 419407 GVC SPECIAL DELIVERY 42S 367181 MCF THE SPECIALIST 9A74E 210036 K&A SPICE 74S 362225 GVC STATESMAN 4R ET 351746 HAA STOCKMAN 321N 324455 EBB STRICTLY BUSINESS 266091 WEBR STRIKER 201R 347402 DAINES SURVIVOR 128K 288705 TLM SYNERGY 835U 388733 BIX TAKE CHARGE 245129 TEXAS TWISTER F427218 MRC THE BACHELOR 328473 DCC THE MAN 264806 THE RINGER 371439 BBR THE OUTSIDER 4A 442030 THRILLER 402803 TINY TIM 411043 LLL TITLEIST 249067 BK TOP SECRET 387429 K&A TOP SHELF 13T 375734 BPF TOTAL PERFECTION 443349 CFS TOTAL SOLUTION M21 340804 BKRI TRENDSETTER 501T 377769 TLCC TURK S6103 ET 361288 CMAC TYSON ET 364424 BK UNLIMITED POWER 472 390631 LFCC UNSTOPPABLE 415419 KBSC WATERGATE 1W 401142 JLL WHISKEY SEVEN 350788 BFW WHISKEY FOR MY MEN 321335 WHO MADE WHO 411F 306181 NAGE WIDE TRACK 94J 260105 HAA WISDOM 505S 364619 THE WITCH DOCTOR 169334 18 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

% PB 50.00 62.50 50.00 50.00 50.00 PB PB 50.00 PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB PB 75.00 PB 50.00 PB 50.00 0.00 PB 87.50 62.50 50.00 50.00 50.00 PB PB PB 37.50 25.00 50.00 50.00 PB PB 50.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 25.00 PB PB PB

COLOR black black BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK

NICKNAME REMEDY ROCKY BALBOA ROGER THAT RUMOR MILL SAFE & SOUND 116A SECOND TO NONE SECURITY SHERIFF SHIVER SINNATRA SLAM DUNK SMOKIN JOE SOONER SPECIAL D SPECIAL DELIVERY SPECIALIST SPICE STATESMAN STOCKMAN STRICTLY BUSINESS STRIKER SURVIVOR SYNERGY TAKE CHARGE TEXAS TWISTER THE BACHELOR THE MAN THE RINGER THE OUTSIDER 4A THRILLER TINY TIM TITLEIST TOP SECRET TOP SHELF TOTAL PERFECTION 65A TOTAL SOLUTION TRENDSETTER TURK TYSON UNLIMITED POWER UNSTOPPABLE WATERGATE WHISKEY 7 WHISKEY FOR MY MEN WHO MADE WHO WIDE TRACK WISDOM WITCH DOCTOR


NAME YELLOW JACKET YELLOW REPO

REG # 357758 455395

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NICKNAME YELLOW JACKET YELLOW REPO

OTHER BREED/CLUB CALF SIRES ON FILE

AMERICAN SNIPER BCSN ABOUT TIME BELIEVE IN ME BLEEDING PURPLE SCBR BOARDWALK W100 CHOPPIN WOOD WNT CARNAC DAKOTA GOLD WAG DRIVER 706T EYE CANDY C SAV FINAL ANSWER 0035 FRICTION GCC ALL SNOWED IN 392X HANNIBAL THE HEADLINER BHCS HEAT SEEKER 23 FAIR ITALLIAN STALLIN HAUN JESSE JAMES MANCHILD MCCI THE GOLDEN CHILD LONE RANGER MADE 2 ORDER MEYER RANCH 734 MILK MAN DKAA MY TURN MONOPOLY MONOPOLY MONEY MONOPOLY TWO MONOPOLY FOUR TAC MONEY SHOT TFR NAUGHTY PINE NORTHERN IMPROVEMENT OHIO SENATOR ONE IN THE CHAMBER OHL POINT TAKEN RED DIRT HARVS SALTY DOG SIMPLE MATH SMILIN BOB SMOKIN HOTTIE SOLID GOLD SOUTHERN COMFORT SUNSEEKER STEEL FORCE TEXAS HOLD EM TEXAS TORNADO TEXAS TWISTER K&A TROUBADOUR TIGER WOODS TRADING FAVORS UNO MAS WALKIE TALKIE WALKS ALONE OLY WALK THIS WAY TFR YOUNG MONEY

C473222 CA301680 CA362775 CA323179 CA357429 CA370866 CA319122 CA386611 SM2411975 A339630 AN13592905 CA293928 CA351153 CA296986 CA317794 CA259913 CA371026 CA359468 CA316626 CA328216 CA376773 CA369770 SM1390632 CA334046 CA335320 CA334048 CA364541 CA367099 CA367100 CA334230 CA320797 AN13054003 CA369898 C471475 CA332139 CA355070 CA345922 CA362617 CA346671 F445229 CA350591 F449640 CA300729 SM2340262 CA308451 F448568 CA357462 CA347721 CA346283 CA360890 CA358103 CA367929 CA348625 CA359515 CA377903

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ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA Simmental ACA Angus ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ASA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA Angus ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA Simmental ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA ACA

AMERICAN SNIPER ABOUT TIME BELIEVE IN ME BLEEDING PURPLE BOARDWALK CHOPPIN WOOD CARNAC DAKOTA GOLD DRIVER 706T EYE CANDY FINAL ANSWER FRICTION GRIZZLY BEAR HANNIBAL HEADLINER HEAT SEEKER 23 ITALLIAN STALLION JESSE JAMES MANCHILD GOLDEN CHILD LONE RANGER MADE 2 ORDER MEYER RANCH 734 MILK MAN MY TURN MONOPOLY MONOPOLY MONEY MONOPOLY TWO MONOPOLY FOUR MONEY SHOT NAUGHTY PINE NORTHERN IMPROVEMENT OHIO SENATOR ONE IN THE CHAMBER POINT TAKEN RED DIRT SALTY DOG SIMPLE MATH SMILIN BOB SMOKIN HOTTIE SOLID GOLD SOUTHERN COMFORT SUNSEEKER STEEL FORCE TEXAS HOLD EM TEXAS TORNADO TEXAS TWISTER TROUBADOUR TIGER WOODS TRADING FAVORS UNO MAS WALKIE TALKIE WALKS ALON WALK THIS WAY YOUNG MONEY NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017 19


r o i n u JSHOW REPORTS AK-SAR-BEN Omaha, Neb. • Judge: Randy Mullinix, Illinois

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Jade Beeson, Anthon, Iowa

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Morgan Strief, Bernard, Iowa

Champion MaineTainer Female Jenna Tlach, Prole, Iowa

Reserve MaineTainer Female Kaden Wilson, Creston, Iowa

WORLD BEEF EXPO Milwaukee, Wis. • Judge: Tyler Caters, Indiana

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Molly Mormann, Manchester, Iowa

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Adelyda Ebersole, Kellerton, Iowa

KEYSTONE INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPO Harrisburg, Pa. • Judge: Bo Bramlett, Illinois

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Nick Yocum, Orbisonia, Pa.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Nolan Schmidt, Conneautville, Pa.

Champion MaineTainer Female Marcus VanVorhis, Bowling Green, Ohio

Reserve MaineTainer Female Shelby Griffith, Boonsboro, Md.

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

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Carlee Clark, Muldrow, Okla. 20

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

Champion MaineTainer Female Parker Lockhart, Fort Gibson, Okla.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Braelyn Berlowitz, Cushing, Okla.


n e p OSHOW REPORTS WORLD BEEF EXPO Milwaukee, Wis. • Judge: John Toledo, Calif.

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Molly Mormann, Manchester, Iowa

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Champion MaineTainer Female Samuel Burmeister, Metamora, Mich. Lyle Jackson, Waukon, Iowa

Reserve MaineTainer Female Kody Koberg, Durant, Iowa

Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Samuel Burmeister, Metamora, Mich.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Bull Trevor Bormann, Algona, Iowa

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Nolan Schmidt, Conneautville, Pa.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female Bernie Blystone, Cambridge Springs, Pa.

Champion MaineTainer Female Jacob Setchall, Ottawa, Ill.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Tim Schaeffer, Haegerstown, Ind.

Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Robert Mikesell, Nanty Glo, Pa.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Bull Bernie Blystone, Cambridge Springs, Pa.

Champion MaineTainer Bull Annette Delaplaine, Gettysburg, Pa.

Reserve MaineTainer Bull Annette Delaplaine, Gettysburg, Pa.

KEYSTONE INTERNATIONAL LIVESTOCK EXPO Harrisburg, Pa. • Judge: Bo Bramlett, Illinois

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TULSA STATE FAIR Tulsa, Okla. • Judge: Shane Werk, Kansas

Champion Maine-Anjou Female Joe Devine, Norman, Okla.

Reserve Maine-Anjou Female

Champion MaineTainer Female Larahmy Blakley, Oologah, Okla.

Reserve MaineTainer Female Larahmy Blakley, Oologah, Okla.

Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Diamonds in the Rough, Oologah, Okla.

MANITOU MAINE-ANJOU since 1970

Manitou Female only the best

Cattle Sale - December 13, 2017 - Live Auction with DLMS.ca-marketing Gary & Sandy Graham, Marsden, SK H: (306) 823-3432 C: (306) 830-0883 grahamgs@sasktel.net - manitoumaineanjou.ca

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AMAA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES Annual dues must be paid by Dec. 31, 2017. You must be an active member of the AMAA to register and transfer cattle.

ADULT MEMBERSHIP: $100 JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: $25

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

2018 MAPP INVENTORIES

Our 2018 MAPP enrollment opened on Sept. 1, 2017 and will remain open until our deadline which is of Dec. 15, 2017 (no later). As there will be no invoice adjustments for 2018, please make sure to complete your inventories by this deadline. We are asking that you complete your 2018 enrollment online. If you do not have access to a computer, please call our office at 816-431-9950 and ask for Donna to request a copy of your inventory to be mailed to you.

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online registering

In order to register online you must have a member number and password. If you have forgotten your login information or need access to Digital Beef, please contact AMAA staff via e-mail or by phone. Registrations are completed and mailed in the order they are received. If you wish to place a rush on your registration work you must contact the AMAA to request a rush or Fed Ex.

Helpful tips when registering

To avoid delays in your registration work during our busy season, please follow the tips below: Double check that all blanks and information are correct and complete before mailing or submitting online. Things most commonly missed are: o Missing herd prefix and herd ID o Birthdates o Date of sale o Name of animal o Payment Make sure the person that is registering owns the dam with exception of ET calves. If ET, make sure the donor dam has been DNA, PHA & TH tested and that we have the results on file. When registering please know that when validate is selected to check your registration for errors it is sent to AMAA staff as well. If you do not wish to register the animal you are entering please make sure to let us know, otherwise the work will be completed and charged for. If you are checking on work please e-mail us at maine@kc.rr.com. When calling or e-mailing please have the name and breeder number of the person submitting the work. When registering annual active dams for performance only animals please submit them online if you have the capabilities. This will help the registrar processing tremendously. Rush work is processed ahead of regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail so please do not procrastinate to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers that they are purchasing from a reputable business person. As always, we appreciate you and your business and want to make sure that the registration process runs as smooth as possible. Thank you in advance for your extra time in making sure all work is correct, complete and received in a timely manner.

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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 maine-anjou.org - maine@kc.rr.com

Staff M. Blake Nelson, executive vice president Marcena Fulton, registrar Robin Marston, director of member services Lindsey Broek, Voice editor/director of youth, communications and shows Rhonda Boddicker, administrative assistant Donna Grame, office assistant Denise Bent, office assistant Executive Committee: Brett Carter, president Jim Hett, 1st vice president Jirl Buck, 2nd vice president Alicia Rigdon, secretary/treasurer Dennis Moore, director at-large Region I Troy Jones - (419) 230-8675 P.O. Box 35 - Harrod, OH 45850 Dennis Moore - (618) 410-3325 30992 State Hwy. 16 - Jerseyville, IL 62052 Cliff Randall - (318) 719-0560 5563 Hwy. 129 - Monterey, LA 71354 Eric Walker - (479) 601-3567 14844 Walker Rd. - Prairie Grove, AR 72753 Region II Hardy O’Hara - (406) 899-6903 Box 991 - Fort Benton, MT 59442 Alicia Rigdon - (417) 540-3986 19591 187th Ave. - New London, IA 52645 Landon Nagel - (605) 464-1197 41008 312th St. - Springfield, SD 57062 Marty Van Vliet - (641) 780-0631 372 90th Ave. - Otley, IA 50214 Region III Leon Matlock - (641) 628-9639 25118 C.R. 1380 - Anadarko, OK 73005 Brett Carter - (918) 914-3085 11690 N. C.R. 3340 - Stratford, OK 74872 Jirl Buck - (580) 795-4865 18478 Cattle Dr. - Madill, OK 73446 Jim Hett - (303) 435-1271 P.O. Box 175 - Roggen, CO 80652 At-Large Cody Tebbenkamp - (660) 641-2671 23 N. Cedar Lake Dr. W Apt. 205 - Columbia, MO 65203 Jim Opperman - (712) 210-6013 10493 290th St. - Manning, IA 51455 Steve Robinson - (301) 854-0547 2651 N. Harwood St. Ste. 200 - Dallas, TX 75201


RUSH ORDERS

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

TATTOO YEAR LETTERS Tattoo year letter for 2015: C Tattoo year letter for 2016: d Tattoo year letter for 2017: e Tattoo year letter for 2018: f Tattoo year letter for 2019: G Tattoo year letter for 2020: h dna, th and pha requirements

Prior to registering any ET calves, all donor dams (including commercial or non-registered dams) must have DNA, TH and PHA on file in our office. Also, all AI sires are required to have the same on file. Therefore, our office will hold any ET registrations submitted out of dams without testing on file as well as all registrations out of AI sires that do not have complete testing on file. The DNA, TH and PHA testing can be done at GeneSeek. A submission form is found on our Web site, maine-anjou.org, under Genetics. Maine-Anjou samples are put into testing at GeneSeek on Wednesdays, please plan accordingly when submitting. Testing is typically taking threefour weeks after beginning processing. 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.

new self billing worksheet

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

new members

All new members must choose a program when submitting a new membership. The two programs that are offered are MAPP and Breeders Choice. You may read

about these two programs by visiting maine-anjou.org and clicking on “Member Services” and then choose the “MAPP or Breeders Choice” option. If a membership is submitted without choosing a program, the new member will be placed in the Breeders Choice program.

Foundation animals

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

bull calf registration

If registering a bull calf born after Jan. 1, 2014, it must be TH/PHA free by parentage or have testing completed prior to registering and on file with the AMAA. Carriers will no longer be registered, but may be entered as a foundation animal. All progeny out of a Foundation carrier bull needs to be tested free of that defect prior to registration. If registrations are submitted before testing has been completed, the animal will not be registered. Instead, the animal will be given a performance number at a nonrefundable penalty charge of $10. Once the animal has been tested the registration may be completed at the regular rate. Please plan accordingly as testing can take up NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

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ONLINE transfers

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

online registration discounts

A 10 percent discount on registration fees will be given to all active members registering online (discount does not apply to annual dues, new memberships, MAPP fees or foundation animals). If you have not created an online account, you may do so by visiting maine-anjou.org, select the green tab that says “Login”, select “Create Account”, enter your current breeder number, enter your e-mail address, verify your e-mail address and enter a password of your choice. You will then be automatically logged in to your account. You may view your current inventory, cancelled animals you no longer have, register and transfer animals and enroll your MAPP online if you are a current MAPP member.

Purchase registration blocks You may purchase registration

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

2018 MAPP enrollment

The 2018 MAPP (Maine-Anjou Performance Program) will be open starting September 1, 2017 and will be due no later than December 15, 2017. All members that are in the program will need to log into Digital Beef and select “MAPP Inventory” on the left side tool bar. Only enroll the animals that are bred to calve for 2018. If inventories are not completed by December 15, 2017 Maine-Anjou will bill for all active (breed able) dams within your inventory. Once the bill has been generated there will be no invoice adjustments so it is very important to maintain your inventory each year. If you would rather submit your inventory by mail please call Donna Grame and she will mail the inventory to you in September.

other amaa updates

The AMAA recently switched to a new credit card system so any credit cards on file will no longer be assessable.Please make sure to always check out online or contact AMAA to place a new credit card on file. Checking out online does not place your card on file. You must contact us with the card number if you wish for us to use your credit card for future work. After registering click on the “View

Account” tab on the left side tool bar. You will see your total and an option to pay on the right side of your screen. The 2018 AMAA Membership renewal cards will be mailed the first week of October. If you have recently moved, please make sure to contact AMAA with your new address. You may also log into your online account to make any phone or address changes.

maine/angus papers

If you wish to obtain a Maine/ Angus registration select the MA/ Angus box when registering on line. You will receive an error that AMAA staff must check the testing and percentage requirements so please make sure to validate your entry to save it so that that AMAA can check the entry. If you submit a registration on paper, please put Maine/Angus in the comment section of the application. If the animal does not qualify as a Maine/Angus it will be recoded as a regular Mainetainer. A Maine/Angus paper will be blue in color, have Maine/Angus under the Maine Logo, and will have Mainetainer across the center of the paper. The animal can be shown as a Mainetainer or Maine Angus. Requirements: *Off spring must be 3/8 or higher to qualify *Bulls and Heifers must be TH/ PHA free by parents or by test *Bulls must be NH, CA and AM free by parents or free by test. Angus pedigrees will not be assumed free of these defects. Bulls must be clean of DS if out of a Red Angus. *Angus percentages will only be counted from actual registered Angus. Commercial Angus percentages will not be used in the Maine/Angus equation.


AMAA ANNOUNCES MORATORIUM FOR AGED COWS The American Maine-Anjou Association will be holding a moratorium from Aug.1 - Jan. 15, 2018. This means that any animal that is over 13 months of age can be registered at the under 13 months of age price. All moratorium bulls born after Jan. 1, 2014 must be TH/PHA tested or free by parents in order to register. There will also be moratorium rates for female pedigrees and commercial animals so please take advantage of these savings. MORATORIUM SELF-BILLING WORK SHEET NAME: _____________________________________________ MEMBER NUMBER_________________________________ DATE: ________________________ AMOUNT ENCLOSED: $_______________ CK#____________

The Maine-Anjou Association will be holding a Moratorium from August 1, 2017 to January 15, 2018. This means that any animal that is over 13 months of age can be registered at the under 13 months of age price.

Cows and Bulls 13-24

MAPP Members (MUST HAVE A MAPP AGREEMENT ON FILE TO OBTAIN MAPP PRICES)

Regular rate: Moratorium rate: Regular rate: Moratorium rate:

$50.00 $25.00 Quantity: _________x $25=___________ Breeders Choice Member Prices: $60.00 $35.00 Quantity: _________x $35=___________

Savings of:

$25.00 each

Cows and Bulls over 24 months

MAPP Members (MUST HAVE A MAPP AGREEMENT ON FILE TO OBTAIN MAPP PRICES)

Regular rate: Moratorium rate: Regular rate: Moratorium rate:

$100.00 $25.00 Quantity: _________x $25=___________ Breeders Choice Member Prices: $110.00 $35.00 Quantity: _________x $35=___________

Saving of:

$75.00 each

Add Female Pedigree for MAPP & Breeders Choice members

Regular Rate: Moratorium rate:

$25.00 $15.00

Quantity: _________x$15=___________

Commercial Animals

MAPP Members (MUST HAVE A MAPP AGREEMENT ON FILE TO OBTAIN MAPP PRICES)

Regular rate: Moratorium rate:

$10.00 $ 8.00

Regular rate: Moratorium rate:

Breeders Choice Member Prices: $20.00 $12.00 Quantity: _________x $12=___________

Quantity: _________x $8 =___________

CREDIT CARD (Visa, Amex, Discover, MasterCard) NAME ON CC: _______________________________________________________________ BILLING ADDRESS TO CREDIT CARD _____________________________________________________________________________ CARD #______ - ______ - ______ - ______ CVV: ______ EXP DATE: _____/_____

*MORATORIUM BULLS MUST BE TH/PHA FREE BY TEST OR FREE BY PARENTS TO REGISTER.

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s e l i f o r P d r a Bo The American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) 2018 Board of Director Candidate Profiles Region 1 - 1 position available • Region 2 - 1 position available Region 3 - 2 positions available • At-Large - 1 position available

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Andy Jones, Region 1

Beau Ebersole, Region 2

DJ Folkerts, Region 2

Leon Matlock, Region 3

Brian Fox, Region 3

Jim Opperman, At-Large

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Andy Jones - Region 1

Beau Ebersole - Region 2

History of your operation/family and involvement with the Maine-Anjou breed: Andy got involved in the MaineAnjou breed when he started showing and took a liking to it immediately. Jones tried learning and studying pedigrees and now continues to raise Maine and Maine-influenced cattle along with his wife and kids, brother and his family and mother. Andy’s family has a strong passion for MaineAnjou cattle and a drive to improve not only their herd but to try and make a positive impact on the Maine breed as a whole, that was instilled in him by his late father.

History of your operation/family and involvement with the Maine-Anjou breed.: The Ebersole family has been breeding Maine-Anjou cattle since the early 1970’s. The breeding program started out as Ebersole Brothers which consisted of Beau’s dad and his brothers. Ebersole Cattle Company started in 1998 when Beau, and wife Shanen graduated from Iowa State University and began building their own herd. Currently their operation consists of around 100 Fullblood and percentage MaineAnjou cows. Their goal has always been to focus on moderate, easy fleshing cows with structural soundness and good milking ability. The last five years they have shifted their focus more to the Fullblood side of things. “We are working to make a more modern type that is an outcross to the lines that are currently being used.” Their children, Adelyda, Jolene and Wyatt exhibit Maine-Anjou cattle at local, state and national shows. Beau is currently serving his fifth term on the Iowa MaineAnjou Association where he has been a past president.

What do you see as the strengths of the Maine-Anjou breed and how can those strengths best be used in today’s beef industry? The biggest strengths of the Maine-Anjou breed are how well it blends performance/feed efficiency with the docile maternal ability of the cows. Jones feel strongly that the success of any operation starts with the momma cow. “The Maine breed can provide you with excellent milking cows, which in turn allows offspring to perform and convert feed efficiently. Additionally I feel Maine-influenced cattle can help tremendously with hybrid vigor.” What does your present operation do to promote Maine-Anjou genetics, whether it be locally, state, regional or national?: Currently Jones raises and sells Maine and Maine-influenced show calves every fall in several of their sales and exhibits at the state, regional and national shows and looks forward to getting his kids involved in one of the best youth association programs that give kids the opportunities to learn, grow and succeed.

What do you see as the strengths of the Maine-Anjou breed and how can those strengths best be used in today’s beef industry? Beau believes that the strength of our breed lies in its ability to make all other breeds better. Whether it’s maternal ability, carcass traits, or docility, this breed can bring something to the table with any cross-breeding program. Beau believes that if we as breeders focus on performance oriented cattle and have the data to back them up we can regain a foothold in the beef industry. “The only area that there is opportunity for growth is in bull sales, but we have to produce a product that

commercial cattleman want and give them a reason to use it.” What does your present operation do to promote Maine-Anjou genetics, whether it be locally, state, regional or national? Lately Beau and his family have been making an effort to exhibit at more of the national shows. “We are the only family that has brought Fullbloods to the National Jr Show every year that they have had a show.”

DJ Folkerts - Region 2 History of your operation/family and involvement with the Maine-Anjou breed: Folkerts started Eastview Maines in the late 1990’s after purchasing some Maine females and a couple black Maine bulls to start his purebred herd. From there, he started raising and selling some purebred bulls. The herd has grown and evolved throughout the years and continues to promote the Maine-Anjou breed through selling bulls and has added an elite female sale in the fall. Plus his feeder cattle that he raise go to a cattle feeder that collects growth and carcass data that is returned to him to help with his selecting genetics that work in the feedlot as well! Folkerts and his wife, Amy, have four children, Kendra, Rylee, Maesa and Charlie. “The kids love showing cattle and enjoy 4-H quiz bowl and livestock judging contests. Showing at the Maine Junior Nationals is a highlight of the show year!” What do you see as the strengths of the Maine-Anjou breed and how can those strengths best be used in today’s beef industry? The Maine-Anjou breed is a hidden secret in the cattle industry. The Maine-influenced female is such a great producer in all aspects of the industry. Commercial cow NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2017

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herd or seedstock producer, it’s hard to beat a high quality, Maine female. The Maine-influenced feeder cattle can flat get it done in the feedlot and on the rail! This is the area that we need to expand into the heart of the commercial herds. Maine cattle grow and perform in the meat aspects of the industry. Maine bulls are the backbone of the two areas he mentioned above. “Making high quality cattle in all aspects of the beef industry!” What does your present operation do to promote Maine-Anjou genetics, whether it be locally, state, regional or national? Eastview Maines participates in selling bulls at NWSS in Denver, BHSS in Rapid City,S.D., and at the Watertown Farm Show in South Dakota. Plus they sell bulls off the farm private treaty. They have a female sale in the fall, selling select heifer calves and bred heifers. Folkerts is the secretary/treasurer of the South Dakota Maine-Anjou Association and support/donates to the Maine show classes at the Minnesota Beef Expo. Comments: I have been involved with Maine cattle for over 20 years now. I really enjoy raising Maine-Anjou cattle, our main area that we have concentrated on is raising highpercent bulls and females. That has been our bread and butter! I also enjoy working with fellow Maine breeders and customers! The best people to work with in the world are in the cattle industry!

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Leon Matlock - Region 3 History of your operation/family and involvement with the Maine-Anjou breed: Leon started out when he was growing up as a part of a second generation cow/calf operation and has spent his entire life in the cattle business. Even as he completed his degree in Agronomy, he actively helped with the family and then his own cattle operation. His family now is on their fourth generation in the cattle business, three generations of which are actively raising and showing Maine-Anjou cattle. Leon has been involved with the Maine-Anjou breed on a national level for over 20 years. He has served as the President of the Oklahoma Maine-Anjou Association for several years and is currently still involved as the Maine-Anjou breed representative for the Oklahoma State Fair and Oklahoma Youth Expo. He also serves as the Maine-Anjou steer superintendent for OYE & Tulsa State Fair. What do you see as the strengths of the Maine-Anjou breed and how can those strengths best be used in today’s beef industry? Some of the strengths that drew Leon to the Maine-Anjou breed are their maternal traits, temperament, growth rate and carcass yields. Maine-Anjou cattle have the genetics that give them the ability to add substance and depth to any breeding program. Every cattle breeder is looking to improve their weight gain and carcass yield which in turn will help them improve their bottom line and those breeders choose Maine-Anjou cattle for that reason.

What vision for the future do you hold from the Maine-Anjou breed and what steps are necessary to realize that vision? Matlock’s vision for the future of the Maine-Anjou breed is the continual growth of the commercial sector and an increased demand for Maine-Anjou genetics by the commercial breeders. Continued Maine-Anjou dominance in the showring will also help bring attention to the desirability of Maine-Anjou cattle for their breeding programs. In order to realize that vision it will take continued and increased marketing by the AMAA, as well as every Maine-Anjou breeder to increase the notoriety of the Maine-Anjou breed for exceptional genetics. What does your present operation do to promote Maine-Anjou genetics, whether it is locally, state, regional or national? Leon stresses the need for reliable, quality genetics in all of the cattle he produces. He has helped numerous youth start their show cattle programs with MaineAnjou cattle. When people see animals being exhibited that are good natured as well as genetically sound, they are naturally drawn to that breed. He has been presenting Maine-Anjou genetics to the public since 1990, when he and his son began showing them. “We have repeat customers who always come back to purchase MaineAnjou bulls and cows to use as the cornerstone of their commercial breeding programs.” Matlock has also contributed as a sponsor, organizer and participant with junior national shows since 1992. His operation has over 20 years of promoting Maine-Anjou genetics.


Brian Fox - Region 3 History of your operation/family and involvement with the Maine-Anjou breed: Fox has been involved directly with the Maine-Anjou breed since 2007, but has have been around show cattle his entire life. In 2007 Fox had the opportunity to move with his wife, Paula, to Fort Morgan, Colo., and become the manager of Blind Badger Ranch. In 2007 BBR was running about 350 cows, flushing a few cows and had just completed their first production sale. Since then, they have evolved to about 700 cows with an extensive ET program and are preparing now for their 12th production sale. “As we have evolved our focus has always stayed primarily Maine-Anjou.” What do you see as the strengths of the Maine-Anjou breed and how can those strengths best be used in today’s beef industry? Growing up, Fox always knew the positive attributes the Maines brought to the table, but also heard some of the fallacies that they have taken a bad rap for. It wasn’t until he began working with them every day at BBR that he was really blown away by their abilities to perform and be such a well-rounded breed. “Their ability to perform in the arid, dry, short grass country we live in is a true testament to the breed. We also live in big country where the Maine cattle are expected to cover large pastures, so their structural integrity is a huge focus of ours. The Maine cattle that are easy keeping and sound are ultimately the females that go on to milk and produce bigger calves, along with breeding back in a timely matter.”

What does your present operation do to promote Maine-Anjou genetics, whether it be locally, state, regional or national? We have always been supporters of the Maine breed and Fox truly believe in their abilities to perform in the pasture, feed yards and show rings. We have always tried to send steers and bulls to the feed test trials, to further gain knowledge for ourselves and our breed. We have also been heavily involved in the show ring as well. What started as helping Taylor and Tori Hett with their show stock when Fox first started at BBR, has now turned into an entire family of breeders and friends throughout the breed. In 2014 with his wife, along with the support of the owners of BBR, Jim Hett and Bud Gamel, Fox started the Rocky Mountain Maine-Anjou Association which consists of breeders and exhibitors of Maine cattle in both Colorado and Wyoming. They have been able to raise money through various activities so that they can help provide scholarships to young people along with helping out with some of the expenses to go to junior nationals and present awards at local shows. Ultimately, we have used the RMMAA to continue to educate and support the Maine-Anjou breeders in Colorado and Wyoming.

Jim Opperman - At-Large History of your operation/family and involvement with the Maine-Anjou breed: Jim Opperman started breeding Maine-Anjou cattle in 1980 by breeding their family’s cross-bred cows to leading AI sires. Since breeding Maine-Anjou cattle, Opperman has promoted them by testing his bulls in the Iowa Cattlemen’s’ Bull Test, selling breeding cattle at the Iowa Beef Expo and participating in national steer and bull trials.

What do you see as the strengths of the Maine-Anjou breed and how can those strengths best be used in today’s beef industry? Opperman feels that one of the biggest strengths of the MaineAnjou breed is docility. A popular comment from bull customers is that they like the disposition of the bulls, which equates to satisfied, repeat customers. The docility in our females makes for excellent mothering ability, which raises fast gaining, heavy calves at weaning time. More producers are using Maine-Anjou genetics due to our cows longevity and the easy going, good doing bulls. What vision for the future do you hold from the Maine-Anjou breed and what steps are necessary to realize that vision? Opperman looks for the MaineAnjou breed to be accepted nationally by commercial cattlemen for calving ease, brood-cow longevity and feeder calves excelling in the feed yard. Opperman feels we can accomplish this by producing and promoting our calving ease sires that excel with carcass merits through DNA selection. What does your present operation do to promote Maine-Anjou genetics, whether it is locally, state, regional or national? Opperman promotes MaineAnjou genetics through national bull and steer trials, exhibiting breeding stock at national and state shows and selling breeding stock at the state and local level. He has sever as treasurer of the Iowa Maine-Anjou board for the past three years and serves as the Maine-Anjou sale manager at the Iowa Beef Expo.

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t o l l a B d r a o B

Any ballot that is postmarked on or before Dec. 1, 2017, but not received on or before Dec. 12, 2017 will be void. Vote ONLY in your region for regional directors and ALL members may cast an at-large vote. Only current AMAA members are allowed to vote. Mail-in, faxes, hand delivered or ballots sent via federal air courier are accepted. Facsimile votes must be dated on or before Dec. 1, 2017. Fax ballots to (913) 432-3447. The individual member must sign ballots. Forged Entries will be subject to legal action. If you plan to mail your ballot please mail to the following address: WALSH & STVERAK SUITE 107 - 7301 MISSION RD. PRAIRIE VILLAGE, KS 66208-3014 All ballots must include NAME, BREEDER # and SIGNATURE.

AMAA Board of Director’s Voting Ballot DUE DECEMBER 1, 2017 Mail ballot to:

Walsh & Stverak, LLC - Suite 107 - 7301 Mission Rd. - Prairie Village, KS 66208-3014 NAME ________________________________________ AMAA # ________________ SIGNATURE ___________________________________________________________ REGION I REGION II REGION III

Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Vermont, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin California, Idaho, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, Wyoming Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, Utah

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REGION III (vote for two, two positions open) Leon Matlock Brian Fox AT LARGE (vote for one, one position open) Jim Opperman


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In this final article in the series, The Cycle, we reach the PreCalving Period (90 days prior to calving) where we see a significant increase in nutrient requirements for the cow. 70% to 80% of fetal development occurs during the last trimester of gestation which results in a tremendous spike in fetal protein requirements. If nutrition from the combination of our feed and supplement program does not meet this increased requirement resulting from fetal development, we run the risk of poorly developed calves, reduced vigor, reduced colostrum value to properly develop the calf ’s immune system and a host of other problems. As we discussed in the last issue, body condition at calving determines our ability to get the female to return to estrous 90 days prost calving. Because of the increasing requirements of the fetus, it becomes critical that our nutrition ramp up during this 34

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period. Transitioning from feed during this period may be required. The challenges of weather (in a spring calving cow herd for this discussion) now begin to manifest themselves nutritionally in the need for more energy. While this need can be fulfilled with grain, care should be taken to ensure that the rumen microbes which digest cellulose from forage are not replaced with starch digesting microbes. This ruminal upset can result in numerous problems to include poor fiber digestibility to acidosis. The better way to combat the temperature swings from cold nights to warm days and vice versa, is by feeding a higher TDN roughage with an NDF value from 45-50%, along with a quality supplement which will increase fiber digestibility and nutrient utilization. Addressing this energy need at this time of year and stage of gestation is important. Energy requirements

will increase by 1% from the “thermal normal requirement� for every 1 degree of temperature drop and by 2% if there is moisture present. Example: If the daytime temperature is 35 degrees and it drops to zero overnight with snow, then the energy requirement has increased 70% in that number of hours. If our feeding program does not account for this, then the cow will begin to use body reserves to make up the difference which over time can result in reduced weight gain and body condition score. This in turn will affect our ability to return to estrous following calving as discussed in my previous article. Additionally, because fetal protein requirements are increasing during this 2rd trimester, the need to improve forage protein quality is apparent. Similarly, mineral requirements for several minerals are increasing, especially copper, zinc, manganese and selenium.


THE CYCLE: Pre-Calving

Article submitted by Anipro/Xtraformance Feeds. Anipro/Xtraformance Feeds has been providing high quality supplementation in multiple forms, professionally serviced by our sales staff and dealers for 24 years. These minerals play a significant role in transfer of immunity, embryo development and survival, calf vigor, colostrum quality and repair of the uterine lining and return to estrous. Therefore, increasing both quality and quantity of forage during this period will not only ensure the successful development of the fetus for 2018 profitability, but will also go a long way to ensuring a great calf crop is conceived for our 2019 profitability. At the end of the day, there are only 3 ways to increase profitability in a cow herd. First, is our cost of production. Proper management of water and feed are paramount. Combining a strong animal health program ensures disease challenges are managed. Supplementation, however, holds the key to ensuring a cow herd can optimize genetics, ensure a plane of nutrition to properly enhance the efficacy of vaccines

and finally complement and enhance the value of our standing and harvested forages through increased fiber digestibility and utilization. Second, we must strive to constantly increase the pounds of beef weaned from our property. This can take the form of tighter calving intervals, (i.e. getting more cows bred earlier), increased calf survivability and growth, or performance increases through weaning, backgrounding or preconditioning. The third way to increase profitability is through market price. Obviously, higher calf prices result in more income. However, if we don’t properly manage the first two factors, profitability can still suffer even with higher prices. Focusing our energy and efforts on costs of production and weaning weights, which we can control, will allow market price to take care of itself. In the final analysis, every

producer must weigh the available nutrition from the feed program to determine the level of supplementation required to optimize performance. Each of us may define optimum cow performance in many ways, but I am confident we all agree that profitability starts with a live, healthy and vigorous calf on the ground. Feed quality and quantity will vary from day-to-day and property-to-property, but the consistency and continuity of your supplementation program can give you the level of comfort and nutrition necessary to be confident that productivity and profitability will be optimized. I encourage each reader to not look at supplementation as a cost but as a means to enhance Profitability Through Performance.

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CANADA

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Foundational • Commercial • Show Quality Cattle Everett - Mike - Steve Forkner 9282 E. Indian Line Rd. • Richards, MO 64778 www.trulinemaines.com • (877) 489-0570 • eforktlg@gmail.com

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PARASITICIDES for beef cattle

Parasites can significantly affect animal health, performance, and reproductive status. A variety of parasites can affect cattle, but are generally lumped into two categories: endoparasites and ectoparasites. Endoparasites live inside the animal (e.g. worms and flukes), whereas ectoparasites live outside the animal host (e.g. lice, ticks, and flies). One example of ectoparasites are horn 38

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flies which cost US cattle producers over $1 billion due to the decreased weight gain, feeding efficiency, and irritation caused.

Clinical Signs of Parasites

Clinical signs of internal parasites include loss of body weight, rough hair coat, diarrhea, and weakness. These clinical signs are similar to those observed with

malnutrition. The parasites are removing blood from the animal, and reducing the ability to digest and absorb feed. Clinical signs of ectoparasites include animals rubbing (trees, fences, etc.), hair loss, irritation, and matted ears. All of these symptoms affect the health, performance, and welfare of cattle which impact profitability.


Knowledge of Exposure

Environmental conditions impact the ability of the parasites to survive and reproduce. Warm conditions with moisture will generally allow parasites to thrive more easily compared to dry arid conditions. Knowledge of parasite exposure may affect the management decisions and frequency of application of products used to control parasites. Cattle housed in more temperate conditions may need to have more parasiticides administered compared to animals housed in dry conditions. Lice commonly display clinical signs on cattle during the winter months. Lice will cause the cattle to rub hair off due to the severe itching. Lice are present on cattle year round, but have lower numbers in the summer months. Lice do not survive as well in heat, sunlight, or with cattle with short hair. The lice replicate more frequently in the winter and northern climates when it is colder, shorter days, and more hair to hide. There are two types of lice: biting and sucking lice. Some products are more effective at treating the biting and sucking lice. Knowledge of the timing of the clinical signs is necessary to develop effective control programs for each parasite. There are also certain parasites which originate in certain geographical areas as well. Liver flukes (Fasciola hepatica) are primarily found in the Gulf coast and western United States in areas of great rainfall and poor drainage. The liver flukes use a snail to develop and complete part of the life cycle. The liver flukes then infest the bile duct of the liver and cause organ damage and decreased performance. Clorsulon and albendazole are effective anthelmintics for controlling liver flukes; however a control program will only be relevant to areas infected with the parasite. Clorsulon is effective at controlling

mature flukes in the bile ducts and not immature flukes. Knowledge of the potential parasites is recommended though before transporting cattle to or from areas. Certain parasites can be extremely devastating to the animals as well as the ability to transport cattle. Texas cattle fever ticks carry certain protozoa which destroy red blood cells causing anemia, high fever, and enlargement of organs. The anemia causes death for a great percentage of infected animals. Knowledge of potential devastating parasites is necessary prior to transporting cattle to or from certain areas to manage risk.

Management Strategies to Reduce Exposure

Grazing management strategies and biological control have both been demonstrated to reduce parasite exposure burden. Cross-fencing and frequent moving of the cow herd is an option to reduce the exposure of parasites. After administration of anthelmintics, cattle can be moved to fresh areas to reduce chances of becoming re-infected. Moving cattle to clean areas may also be beneficial for reducing parasites exposure without being treated. Altering grazing species (such as sheep and cattle) may be beneficial for sheep but potentially harmful for the cattle by increasing worm concentrations.

Conclusions

Parasite control programs are important to develop for cattle. Consultation with your local veterinarian to develop protocols to monitor and control parasites in cattle is recommended. Veterinary Research and Consulting Services, LLC would be available to assist in identifying a local veterinarian and we can be contacted by email at maine@amaapc.com.

References

Bhushan, C. 2017. Evaluation of 40 % Diazinon impregnated ear tag (Patriot) for controlling horn flies and face flies among Cow-Calf pairs in the United States. Parasitol Res. Byford, R. L. 1992. A review of ectoparasites and their effect on cattle production. J Anim Sci. Corwin, R. M. 1997. Economics of gastrointestinal parasitism of cattle. Vet Parasitol. Kaplan, R. M. 2001. Fasciola hepatica: a review of the economic impact in cattle and considerations for control. Vet Ther. Niezen, JH. 1996. Controlling internal parasites in grazing ruminants without recourse to anthelmintics: approaches, experiences and prospects. Int J Parasitol. Polley, L. R. 1998. Effect of topical ivermectin and moxidectin for naturally acquired Damalinia bovis infestations in cattle treated under winter conditions in Canada. Vet Rec. Texas Animal Health Commission. 2017. Texas cattle fever tick. http://www.tahc.texas.gov/news/ brochures/TAHCBrochure_FeverTick.pdf. Thamsborg, S. M. 1999. Integrated and biological control of parasites in organic and conventional production systems. Vet Parasitol. Thomas, Heather Smith 2011. How To Control Sucking & Biting Lice On Cattle. http://www.beefmagazine.com/health/1101-controllice. Waller, Peter J. 2006. Sustainable nematode parasite control strategies for ruminant livestock by grazing management and biological control. Animal Feed Science and Technology.

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Region 1

• Whitney Walker Arkansas • Mikala Denney Illinois

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• Stephanie Kersten Nebraska • Kaleb Miller Iowa

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Fall has always been my favorite season for various reasons. The preparation for fall majors, harvest season, and of course, football. Whether its Friday night lights in my hometown, Saturdays in Fayetteville cheering on the Hogs, or gathered in the living room watching the NFL on Sundays after church, football has always been something that my family enjoys. After watching so much football and going to countless cattle shows, I have noticed some similarities between the two. Just like a quarterback has an offensive line to help him get his job done, we all have a team behind us, with the goal of the backdrop in mind rather than the end zone. Football teams train hours and hours to perfect plays and become more agile, while the youth of the livestock industry train in a slightly different way. We spend hours upon hours practicing showmanship, rinsing calves, and lifting feed buckets instead of weights but with the same goal of success in mind. Typically football teams travel a decent distance to play at an away game, but the livestock industry has them beat in that aspect, where almost every show is “away” and a whole lot farther away in most cases. We put so much time and effort into this industry not just for the reward, but because it’s our way of life, our passion. As the football community plans trips for the state game, College National Championship, or the Super Bowl, we hope that you are planning a trip for the upcoming fall majors in Denver, Colo., and Fort Worth, Texas for the National Western Stock Show and Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo! And as the new year turns with these stock shows, we will also be sending out our annual Voice calendar. With that in mind, we would to extend a sincere thank you to all those who purchased ad space or dates on the calendar for our fundraiser! Hope to see you all soon!


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