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a sampling of the cattle we’ve raised & sold in our past sales.

champion aob heifer, 2015 ozark empire fair champion mainetainer heifer, 2015 mo state fair res. champion mainetainer heifer, 2015 tulsa state fair

res. supreme champion heifer, 2015 arkansas-oklahoma state fair champion maine-anjou heifer, 2015 sd spotlight

champion mainetainer heifer, 2014 arkansas state fair, open & jr shows

calf champion maine heifer, 2015 ft worth, jr show calf champion maine heifer, 2015 san antonio champion maine heifer, 2015 san angelo

WilloW SpringS Cattle Company

eriC, linSay, maSon, Whitney & Catelyn Walker

Working With families to create chamPions in the rinG and in life.

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Cody green, ShoW & Sale Cattle: 479-979-5223 garrett loChner, ShoW & Sale Cattle: 520-870-5226


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November 28th, 2015 4:00 PM • Washington, Kansas Selling 75 Spring Open Heifers 50+ Bred Heifers, Herd Sire Prospects and Embryo Packages

Gregg Stewart - 785.325.2089 cell - 785-747-8027 Brigham Stewart - 785.747.8028 Kent Stewart - 979.777.7919 Washington, KS - gstewart@kans.com www.MIDCONTINENTFARMS.com Find us on Facebook!

1. 2015 National Champion Red Angus Female. Congratulations to the Ledoux, White, Englert and Fullenkamp Families 2 - Supreme Heifer & Champion Charolais 2015 Kansas State Fair Congratualtions Hodges & Evans Families - SIBS SELL 3. Champion Shorthorn Plus 2014 Tulsa State Fair. Congratulations to the Mouse family! 4 - Champion Chi Heifer 2015 Kansas State Fair Champion AOB Heifer KSU AGR Show Thanks and Congratulations Hodges and Evans Family 5 - 3rd Overall Heifer & Champion Composite Charolais 2015 Kansas State Fair Congratualtions Rusk Family 6 - 2011 Supreme Champion Female, Kansas State Fair. Congratulations Ratliff Family. 7 - Supreme Prospect Female 2014 Ntl Western RS Supreme & 5th Overall 2014 KSU Kick-Off Show 3rd Overall Female 2014 Kansas State Fair Thanks and Congratulations Hodges, Evans & Wiedel Family 8. Many time champion Sim Solution heifer and top five female Congratulations Reed Family, Miller & Seehase 9 - Grand Champion A.O.B. Heifer N.A.I.L.E, Louisville, KY Congratulations Elder Family, Wiedel Cattle and Eckloff Cattle.

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november/december • voLUme 26/nUmber 2 The official publication of the American Maine-Anjou Association.

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Features 12 FinAL FAreweLL by John Boddicker

18 brigHt LigHts entry Form other departments 8 Headquarters by Blake Nelson

10 commercial connection by Dave Steen

25 Junior Update

by Ladd Landgraf

26 Announcements 34 new Junior members 36 new Adult members 2

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Dameron First Class x FCC Rosetta 745R (OCC Missing LInk)

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headquarters 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 Blake Nelson, executive vice president

Headquarters

American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) Mission Statement The AMAA will promote Maine-Anjou genetics that provide superior, value added performance, docility and carcass excellence for the beef industry, while also providing expanded membership services for adult and junior members. Greetings! Fall is upon us and winter is just around the corner. The state fairs are wrapped up and the American Royal and North American are quickly approaching. I have truly appreciated my time here at the AMAA. While traveling around and meeting members, I have observed many similarities in thoughts for the breed. For the most part, the members are committed, cognizant and are ready to face the challenge to progress. I have been extremely impressed and a bit relieved with the commitment to the breed that I have seen the past few months. To obtain any goal we have to take ownership of the situation to not only continue on, but to also reach further. The loyalty of the Maine-Anjou breeders is very strong and this is a rare attribute in the world today. The breed has been extremely hot in the past and I believe that we can get there again with work and time. I personally have been involved in a few other breeds and I have seen the fare weather fans that want to raise those breeds when demand is high, but exit the first sign of a cloudy day. As a business person you can understand that to a degree, but the folks that were committed before the wave began to hit, are the ones that truly prosper in the big picture. These staunch breeders are also the ones that are instrumental in moving the breed forward. I do have a worry that too many breeders are looking to other

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breeds to make improvements rather than searching within. I would like to say thank you for your steadfast commitment and your continued support of the breed. While visiting with many breeders, I have found that there are both praise as well as some concerns about where the breed is at. To me, having cognizance of where you are is the first step to making change and exploiting our current strengths. How many of you have bought or raised young cattle that had the visual traits that you desire and appreciate, but when you ask them to truly function as a normal beef cow they just don’t get it done? Whether it is to milk and raise a calf or convert and grow, the ones that caught your eye early in life just didn’t meet your standards when the halter came off. This seems to be some of the problems that we need to address. • Challenge - a call or summons to engage in any contest, as of skill, strength, etc. This is my challenge to you the membership to continue working on these traits when making breeding decisions. I believe we have many great breeders that can lead in making true genetic progress within the breed. I think to meet this challenge we have to analyze, identify and act. I like many have been guilty of being barn-blind, this is hard to avoid when you are passionate and take pride in working hard every day on a project whether it is a single animal or a whole herd. I believe that


if we can objectively analyze what we have in herd and build from there we can more readily produce more good cattle. The utilization of EPDs can be a great non-biased tool to add into your selection criteria. Even before the introduction of EPDs master breeders would follow lineage and pedigree documentation to better predict the production value of an animal. Now, we have so many more tools at our disposal that can be utilized which are also based on the performance measures that have been produced by the animal’s ancestors. When selection pressure is placed on certain traits they will improve, the history of the Maine-Anjou breed can attest to this. Birthing issues have been a hurdle the breed has had to face and I think that you the breeders have placed emphasis on this and it has dramatically improved. Our growth traits and milk are major areas that I hear about from breeders. We have cattle within the breed that not only excel in these traits, but also have balance to their genetic profile and

visual quality. So before your next action that will impact your program, consider incorporating EPDs into that process. If you have already engaged genetic estimates in your selection process then please continue and educate others. I believe the concerns that I hear about can be reconciled fairly quick if we as progressive breeders will breed cattle that will excel tomorrow as well as today. I would also like to remind all of you about the opportunities coming up in the Bright Lights sale Jan. 16, in Denver. This year’s sale will have many stout herdsire prospects, embryo packages and females that can take your program to the next level. If we can be of any assistance to you, please contact us or come by! From all of us here at American Maine- Anjou headquarters have a Happy Thanksgiving and a Merry Christmas!! Blake

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CommerCial ConneCtion

by Dave Steen, commercial development director

Looking Forward

It is the second week of October as I am writing this and oh things have changed in the last few months in the livestock and grain business. Video and auction sales began their early summer run with elevated prices and by late summer the calf prices began to cave in, dropped anywhere from $25 to $40 a hundred, and sometimes more. In the midwest the news reported that 500 pound steer calves were bringing an average of around $2.90 to $2.95 per pound and 60 days later the five weight calves were bringing an average of $2.35 to $2.40 per pound. That’s about $50 per hundred less. That is approximately $200 - $300 less per calf for the cow-calf operator. With this down swing in prices the attitude was was on of doom and gloom. Interesting enough, many of these producers had lost track of what these calves were bringing only a few years ago. The average price of calves in September of 2011 was around $750 per head, in September of 2012 it was $825 per head, in September of 2013 at $850, September 2014 at $1,400 and this year they are averaging $1,050 to $1,075. Even at today’s prices, it still is the second highest price in history of the cattle business. We all should be more thankful, because it could be worse! Reported feedlot losses per head are ranging from $350 to $600 per head. Quoting from one of the large sale barn owners in the midwest, “The beef market is under the most pressure seen in history. Mad cow seems like a dream - we only went down $22 a hundred in 2003. Today, meat prices remain at levels seen when we had $175 fat cattle and we have lost $55 a hundred in the last six months. This is just wrong!” With the dramatic losses that have been incurred in the feedlot sector, those managers and owners that I have been in contact with are demanding a rigid calf health program documented by a veterinarian’s statement. In addition, managers that are marketing on a grid system are looking for cattle with known genetics, cattle that have closeout history concerning gains and feed efficiency and cattle that have known carcass results. As I travel, the percent of commercial producers that know how their cattle perform today is unbelievably low, almost nonexistent. 10 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

Why is this the case? My thoughts are that each commercial producer should be the number one salesman of his product and he should be able to tell you something more than the calf ’s sale weight. To learn more is to potentially earn more. This is the one reason that the AMAA/Tri-County Steer and Heifer Futurity (TCSCF) has provided feeding options to Maine-Anjou producers for the last three years and will again offer cattlemen the option to feed some of their cattle to find out how they performed and experience and learn the other side of the cattle feeding industry. It only takes the market going against you $40 to $50 a hundred and backing you into a corner to make producers see that some future potential improvements in performance and carcass traits may help to improve the potential gain. 2015-2016 AMAA/Tri-County Steer and Heifer Carcass Futurity (TCSCF) The AMAA and the TCSCF is offering producers the opportunity to retain ownership and feed your Maine-Anjou cattle to obtain the harvest data that will assist you in your continued efforts to improve your genetics. The delivery dates are posted, but we will accept cattle whenever it works for you! If this is of interest to you, please feel free to contact me at (515) 201-3281 or Tri-County at (712) 769-2600. Our cattle will again be fed at Gregory Feedyards of Tabor, Iowa. Contact information: Gregory Feedlots Jim Gregory, Owner David Trowbridge, Feedlot Manager 1164 305th Ave. Tabor, IA 51653 Phone: (712) 625-2311 Fax: (712) 625-2321 gregoryfeedlots.com gregfeed@heartland.net Directions to Gregory Feedlots: From Tabor, Iowa, go south on Highway 275 for 2 miles to junction 184 (County Hwy J18) and 275. Head east on Highway 184 (J18) for 3 ½ miles to


Iowa Sites for Steer and Heifer Tests Tests October Delivery November Delivery December Delivery January Delivery

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305th Avenue. Go north ¼ miles to top of a hill and look for a sign on the east side of the road. For those of you who are traveling on Interstate 29, take Exit 24 and go east ten miles to Tabor, Iowa. No one will be billed for feed, it will be deducted from the proceeds of the cattle! After 10 years of AMAA national feed trials, we have collected feeding and carcass data on nearly 1,500 cattle consigned by 150-160 producers from 12 states. From these feed trial results we have shown and proven that the Maine-Anjou breed can compete successfully in every facet of the cattle feeding industry. To the many consignors that have supported our breed testing venues throughout the years, thanks to each and every one of you for your support and making this data collection become a reality. You have all helped to prove that the Maine-Anjou breed can compete in any arena and succeed! The collection of 15 years of performance and carcass data has helped to develop and produce carcass EPDs more than 1,000 Maine-Anjou bulls. Thank you! It is my hope that as the Maine-Anjou breed goes forward, producers will begin to embrace the information that has been collected to assist them when it comes to the selection of traits that will help to improve their genetics. The AMAA’s 50K DNA enhanced EPD profiles will help producers to expedite the genetic improvement in their herds because of increased EPD accuracies and documented performance. Embrace this information and the Maine-Anjou breed can provide you with the genetics to help achieve your goals. To the AMAA, thank you for giving me the opportunity to serve as your commercial development director since September of 2000. It has been a pleasure working with everyone at the association on a daily basis. I know I will leave out names of some people, but a special thank you to the office gals: Rhonda, Marcena, Tammy, Donna and Mary Atchison

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for your help! Thanks to Lindsey Broek at the Voice for her outstanding work. All of these people are lasting friends! Thank you to the seedstock producers, commercial producers and Maine-Anjou breeders that entered their bulls in the national sire test, to the wonderful producers who let us use their cows, to the feedyards who were gracious enough to feed the cattle and let us gather the documented data to test the bulls. Thank you to those breeders that entered bulls in the carcass Merit Project to collect DNA information, to all of the breeders that donated semen for the 50K and other projects and a big thank you to Bob Weaber for all of his work and overseeing all projects concerning the breed’s genetic qualities and EPD profiles. Thank you to Setlik & Sons feedyards of Ord, Neb., for allowing the AMAA to hold six years of feed trials at their facility. They were most gracious and did a wonderful job. Thank you to the TCSCF for the outstanding services they provide the cattle industry and the AMAA. Thanks for the lasting friendships that I have made over the years and thank you to all of the commercial bull customers who buy our Maine-Anjou bulls. Your business is greatly appreciated! Thank you to John Boddicker for giving me the opportunity to work for the AMAA. In addition to your outstanding leadership, you have become a great friend! Optimism has a Solid Base - It’s Maine-Anjou! Looking forward, continue to breed with focus and direction. Maines on the Move, Dave Steen AMAA Commercial Development Director

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Farewell by John Boddicker

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Farewell

As I write my last editorial to you, the Maine-Anjou membership, I want you to know it has been my honor and privilege to serve you! Many thank-yous are in order and I do so with some reservation, as I am sure I will miss someone or some group. If that happens, please do not be offended. Just chalk it up to the old fella is losing it! The journey began back in the spring of 1990 when I was fortunate enough to be one of seven interviewees in front of the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) search committee. At that time, the game plan was to select three of the seven to interview in front of the full AMAA Board of Directors. I, along with four other individuals, must have not done a very good job of impressing the search committee, as only two of the seven were asked to return - I not being one of them. After hearing the disappointing news, it was time for some soul searching. Rhonda and I talked it over, and the decision was made to keep pursuing the position. At the time Tom Van Vliet was the President of the AMAA Board of Directors so I placed a call to Tom

“I was fortunate to work with John for several years while he was at the association. One of his best qualities is John was always extremely fair and unbiased with people. In addition to his report with people, John was also very fiscally responsible. He always put Maine-Anjou first. Fred DeRouchey, DeRouchey Cattle Co.

basically begging for a second interview at no cost to the AMAA. I simply asked for another hour of their time. Luckily my request was granted, so the journey continued. I was the last of three interviewees that day in Kansas City, Mo., at a now closed down Ramada Inn. I remember it like it was yesterday! Being last had its advantages; I was informed of a few of the questions that would be asked, along with the notion that I had to watch out for two board members in particular. Later, I would get to know them very well: Mr. Glen Ferris and Mr. Lynn Esse. When I walked in that interview room, I vividly remember thinking the two candidates before me didn’t seem as enthused as when they walked into their interview, so I had nothing to lose. Being upbeat and positive, I used the famed UCLA basketball coach, John Wooden’s, Pyramid of Success as a model for my presentation. By 10:30 p.m. that evening the job of Executive Vice-President of the AMAA was offered and accepted. For sure, the journey was to begin in earnest. Those first three months were a struggle, for sure, as the family was still up in Kohler, Wis., where Rhonda was left to run the ship with Megan, Sarah and Zach needing to finish out the school year. Trish Huston, a long-time trusted AMAA employee and I were the only two association employees, along with a lonely computer in the corner of the office. So much handwork and stacks of paperwork filled the tops of

“John Boddicker is definitely the coach in our association. Everyone lifts up the pitcher or home run hitter at the end of the World Series, but the coach is who worked tirelessly behind the scenes to put together all of the pieces, to inspire the team, to bring home the win. Thanks, coach!” Tera Rooney, past AJMAA Queen and Junior Board member. 14 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015


the file cabinets. Soon thereafter, we moved into the world of the computer age, never to turn back. In those early years I owe a lot to three past and notable association CEOs that always had time for a pesky question from a very green association Executive Vice-President: Mr. Dick Spader of the American Angus Association, Mr. Joe Garrett of the American Charolais Association and Dr. Roger Hunsley of the American Shorthorn Association. So many changes have happened in the last 25 plus years…there are too many to mention. Some good, some great, and some we wish were different, but at the end of the day, the Maine-Anjou breed has made some positive imprints within the beef industry. From a personal standpoint, some of the program highlights I believe have been very beneficial to the organization are: • AMAA Junior program: The growth has been exceptional and the scholarship program will continue to expand. What an added tool for our young people, that if used properly, provides an avenue of experiences to use later in life. • MAPP: While a controversial program to some, the program itself has offered a lot of performance data to the system that I am certain we would not have attained. When used properly, it is not an expense to a breeding program, but rather an investment in the breeding program’s growth and prosperity.

I cannot say enough good things about John Boddicker, he is truly an amazing man! I was fortunate to have worked with John at the American Maine-Anjou Association for a little over five years. John is a guy that is so well respected and looked up to in this business and that is something to be admired. I learned so much from him with my year’s at the association. His work ethic is second to none and no matter who you are or how high or low on the “totem pole” you are, he treats everyone with the utmost respect and honesty and that is something we all need to strive for. Congrats on a heck of a run at the AMAA, John! Kyla Copeland, past Voice Editor, owner Focus Marketing Group • Bright Lights Sale: From the Denver Maine-Anjou sale’s humble beginnings, (the sale was the brain child of K&A Farm, Blakesburg, Iowa), to what the sale has progressed to is quite a feat. For a number of years, the Maine-Anjou breed has sold more cattle at auction in Denver than any other breed. Not for one or two years, but a number of years! • AMAA Data System: AMAA’s current move to the DigitalBeef system will prove to be a major step forward from a breeder informational standpoint and one of ease of access. • Commercial Development Program: It is a program that not enough breeders take advantage of! This is a side of the industry that the Maine-Anjou breed has so much to offer, with a huge upside from a bull-selling standpoint if substantiated data can be provided. I repeat, huge

“John Boddicker has been a great champion for Maine-Anjou! John has and continues to believe in Maine-Anjou cattle and the people involved with the breed. John is a great leader but more importantly he is a great person and he has set the benchmark extremely high!” Blake Nelson, Executive Vice President, American Maine-Anjou Association NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 15


Farewell

“I have been very fortunate to be able to work with John the past several years as both a breeder and past AMAA board president. When we started out, John was one of the guys who encouraged us to not give up, to be better and to be progressive as a Maine-Anjou breeder. John has always shown great leadership and people skills, he has always been very approachable and willing to listen. John has done an awesome job representing the breed and will always ‘Bleed Maine-Anjou.’ We would like to wish John the best as he trots off in his wagon to enjoy retirement.” Jirl Buck, Buck Cattle Company, Madill, Okla. upside for breeding programs that want to sell more bulls and replacement females. • Steer Feeding Trials/Research Projects: It is hard to put into words what these programs have added to the vitality of the Maine-Anjou breed. These projects sometimes fly under the radar, but offer great insight for progressive breeding and association decisions. • Heritage Road: An overdue venue that recognizes those that have made a contribution to the long-term success of the Maine-Anjou breed. • Reaching Beyond Foundation: This foundation has all the ingredients to push this breed into the next century with a flurry of positives. Contributions to the foundation are obviously vital to the foundation’s success! The journey has a great amount of respect and admiration for those that have made the road-traveled very rewarding: Thank you to all of the industry people I have come to know and work with over the years. Great industry, great people! Thank you to the AMAA membership for your friendship and support. Thank you to all of the juniors that I have come in contact with - you have helped keep me young at heart. Thank you to all of the true breeders of MaineAnjou cattle. Because of your belief, dedication and association-support, the many accomplishments are a direct by-product of your programs. Thank you to all of you that have provided constructive criticism about different issues/policies, it never hurts to hear constructive criticism, especially when it leads to a positive outcome. Thank you to all of the AMAA board members I have worked with over the years. It has been my

pleasure to work with such dedicated people. Thank you to all of the AMAA Board Presidents during my tenure: Mr. Tom Van Vliet, Mr. Glen Elliott, Mr. Bill Thorne, Mr. Fred Nessler, Mr. Larry Breon, Mr. Jirl Buck, and Mr. Marty Van Vliet. Your guidance, trust and friendship will forever be felt and cherished. Thank you to all of the past and present AMAA staff. Words cannot express my gratitude to those of you that dedicated your best to the position that you held or now hold. My life is better for having been associated with you! I am not quite sure thank you are the two words I want to use when speaking of my family. They, more than anyone, realize the early years of travel and time away from home. Three youngsters of junior high and high school age that Rhonda took charge of and molded into the fine young adults they are now! Rhonda was the true glue on the home front that allowed me to do what I could do to further the wants and needs of the Maine-Anjou membership. While I am quite proud of my service here at AMAA, it does carry a far second from what our family has accomplished over the same time span. Yes, my individual journey has come to an end here as Executive Vice-President of the AMAA, but as we all know there are many more miles to be traveled and many more areas of importance to be accomplished. I respectfully ask you to be as supportive of your new Executive Vice-President, Mr. Blake Nelson, as you have been of me. Blake is a bright young man of high values that will bring a new vigor to the position that will help carry the breed to new heights within the beef industry. Signing Off - A Maine-Anjou Enthusiast Forever John Boddicker, AMAA March 1990-December 2015

“I would personally like to thank John Boddicker for his 26 years of dedication to the Maine-Anjou breed. He was a great leader to the board of directors and the entire membership. Respected by members of the cattle industry, he always maintained his calm and professional demeanor leading the breed organization through even the most trying of times. Accessible to everybody, he was willing to do whatever was needed to better the breed. A friend to all and someone I call a good friend, he will be greatly missed! Thanks, John. Marty Van Vliet, current AMAA Board President, Otley, Iowa 16 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015


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Maine-Anjou Sale Entry Deadline: Nov. 15, 2015

Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016, 3 p.m. Mst P.O. Box 1100 │ Platte City, MO 64079 (p) 816.431.9950 (f) 816.858.9951 maine-anjou.org blake@AMAAPC.com

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2016 Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull & Female Sale 3 p.m. Saturday, January 16 • Entry Deadline: November 15 Rules, Regulations and PRoceduRes

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

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

oFFicial entRY FoRM │ entRY deadline: nov. 15, 2015

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

State: _____________ Zip Code: ____________

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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

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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 September 2015 Please note we do have a listing of sires available on our Web site. You will find bulls listed alphabetically by nickname. NAME BAILEYS I67 948Y GOET I-80 THOR 911 COWAN'S ALI 4M FL ALI CLONE BKDJ BACKDRAFT 721J TLM BASIC 962W BPF BLACK DIAMON 680U BLACK LABEL BODACIOUS BOJO HAA BOLD MOVE 284T BPSL BOOMER 1U TLM BOUNCER 152L GTWY BREATHE EASY KBAR CARNEY MAN 879 CERVEZA CHILL FACTOR GVC CLOSING BELL 10U COMFORT ZONE HAA CROSS ROADS 511S CUNIA DADDY'S MONEY GVC DIGNITARY 4T DIRECT HIT 54J NDSC DIRECT WHISKEY GEF DIRTY HARRY GEF DIRTY HARRY 2 DISCOVERY DR WHO DRAFT PICK GCC ECC DUBAI 56S BEB EASY MONEY 20 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

REG # 426772 400082 260466 307184 416818 259706 400479 391096 392387 416348 408882 377332 394814 296484 394165 336867 328874 209063 390333 426594 364618 11 427013 377805 267710 385675 349907 414998 393126 317701 165744 372557 304540

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

COLOR BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK RED/WHITE BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK

NICKNAME I67 I-80 911 ALI ALI CLONE BACKDRAFT BASIC BLACK DIAMOND BLACK LABEL BODACIOUS BOJO BOLD MOVE BOOMER BOUNCER BREATHE EASY CARNEY MAN CERVEZA CHILL FACTOR CLOSING BELL COMFORT ZONE CROSS ROADS CUNIA DADDY'S MONEY DIGNITARY DIRECT HIT DIRECT WHISKEY DIRTY HARRY DIRTY HARRY 2 DISCOVERY DR WHO DRAFT PICK DUBAI EASY MONEY


NAME SAF ELMO NBH POLLED ENERGIZER 688 EPINAL BK EUCHEE 694N FJH EXECUTIVE 31C HAA EXPECTATION 507T KGST FEAR THIS ROCKING B FINAL ANSWER GVC FORTUNE & GLORY FULL FLUSH WM GENERAL LEE HF GET IT DONE NBJ GIGOLO JOE ROWE GOLD CLUB 98FN BNWZ GUCCI 703U FGJ HABANERO HRF HAIRY FL HAIRY BEAR CLONE CMAC HARD CORE DCC HARD DRIVE MINN HARD WHISKEY 591Y HEAT WAVE FL HEAT WAVE CLONE MCCF SEBASTIAN RSCC HIGHLINER 1U HOLLYWOOD TJSC HOT COMMODITY BPJV HOTLINE LLND HOUDINI ET BMSC ICE BREAKER 45L IRISH WHISKEY 4E IRON MAN 230M JUST RITE 501M GF KADABRA K&A KASANOVA K1 HALL'S LEGACY PLUS 738G BK LIFELINE 258J DMCC LIMITED EDITION 4F MANCINI MAX B247T MAN AMONG BOYS MAN AMONG BOYS MAN AMONG BOYS MATERNALLY YOURS GVC MAVERICK 05U K&A MAVERICK M16 BPF MERCEDES BENZ 131U FRYE THE MESSENGER BFW MITTEN MAN Q35P ADM MR MONEY BAGS 46R MAJORS MONEY MAN 673J GCC MR UNTOUCHABLE 423R NOT AFRAID JJ OKLAHOMA STORM 01R GEF OPEN BAR

REG # 229769 242107 25 317870 179117 377346 227210 258837 390324 314972 433175 343566 348170 325061 389047 222571 444889 412889 323178 350469 418906 401231 416819 384838 420708 400197 353989 292388 209924 296891 294939 305309 306588 272991 274594 257903 269331 225824 382701 427197 445221 445222 432979 390328 305387 386737 384214 337392 348806 270242 351471 416911 348066 334971

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

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 RED BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK

NICKNAME ELMO ENERGIZER EPINAL EUCHEE EXECUTIVE EXPECTATION FEAR THIS FINAL ANSWER FORTUNE & GLORY 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 IRISH WHISKEY IRON MAN JUST RITE KADABRA KASANOVA LEGACY PLUS LIFELINE LIMITED EDITION MANCINI MAN AMONG BOYS MAN AMONG BOYS 1 CLONE MAN AMONG BOYS 2 CLONE MATERNALLY YOURS MAVERICK MAVERICK MERCEDES BENZ MESSENGER, THE MITTEN MAN MONEY BAGS MONEY MAN MR UNTOUCHABLE NOT AFRAID OKLAHOMA STORM OPEN BAR NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 21


NAME WAG PAC MAN 410P PADDY OMALLEY BLSC PALE FACE 424L WCC PANORAMA 112T NAGE PATRIOT 65P TCTC PATTON PISTOL PETE NBH POLLED ENERGIZER 688 DMCC POLLED PREMIER 18C ASCC POLYGRAPH 601S POWER PLANT PREDATOR 19U DCC PREMIUM BLEND 47S READY 2 RUMBLE READY 2 ROAR MCF REAL DEAL 71H BK REMEDY 346R ROCKY BALBOA HCBN 442R HAA SECURITY 255U HAA SHERIFF 506R CAG SHIVER 301R XK SINNATRA 66T BPF SLAM DUNK 78T DCC SMOKIN JOE 157P SLC SOONER 101M GVC SPECIAL DELIVERY 42S MCF THE SPECIALIST 9A74E K&A SPICE 74S GVC STATESMAN 4R ET HAA STOCKMAN 321N EBB STRICTLY BUSINESS WEBR STRIKER 201R DAINES SURVIVOR 128K TLM SYNERGY 835U BIX TAKE CHARGE TEXAS TWISTER MRC THE BACHELOR DCC THE MAN THE RINGER THRILLER TINY TIM LLL TITLEIST BK TOP SECRET K&A TOP SHELF 13T BPF TOTAL PERFECTION CFS TOTAL SOLUTION M21 BKRI TRENDSETTER 501T TLCC TURK S6103 ET CMAC TYSON ET BK UNLIMITED POWER 472

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REG # 344390 330356 298784 378345 333596 387653 120327 242107 184259 382927 84546 394569 365767 433732 441183 250219 350654 379037 349883 388227 352168 374000 379288 378168 337244 331256 367181 210036 362225 351746 324455 266091 347402 288705 388733 245129 F427218 328473 264806 371439 402803 411043 249067 387429 375734 443349 340804 377769 361288 364424 390631

% 50.00 62.50 50.00 PB 75.00 50.00 PB PB PB 50.00 PB 75.00 PB 62.50 62.50 PB PB 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 PB PB PB 37.50 25.00 50.00 50.00 PB PB

COLOR BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK OTHER BLACK BLACK BLACK OTHER 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 PAC MAN PADDY OMALLEY PALE FACE PANORAMA PATRIOT PATTON PISTOL PETE POLLED ENGERGIZER POLLED PREMIER POLYGRAPH POWER PLANT PREDATOR 19U PREMIUM BLEND READY 2 RUMBLE READY 2 ROAR REAL DEAL REMEDY ROCKY BALBOA SECOND TO NONE SECURITY SHERIFF SHIVER SINNATRA SLAM DUNK SMOKIN JOE SOONER SPECIAL DELIVERY SPECIALIST SPICE STATESMAN STOCKMAN STRICTLY BUSINESS STRIKER SURVIVOR SYNERGY TAKE CHARGE TEXAS TWISTER THE BACHELOR THE MAN THE RINGER THRILLER TINY TIM TITLEIST TOP SECRET TOP SHELF TOTAL PERFECTION 65A TOTAL SOLUTION TRENDSETTER TURK TYSON UNLIMITED POWER


NAME LFCC UNSTOPPABLE KBSC WATERGATE 1W JLL WHISKEY SEVEN BFW WHISKEY FOR MY MEN WHO MADE WHO 411F NAGE WIDE TRACK 94J HAA WISDOM 505S THE WITCH DOCTOR YELLOW JACKET

REG # 415419 401142 350788 321335 306181 260105 364619 169334 357758

% 50.00 75.00 75.00 75.00 25.00 PB PB PB 50.00

COLOR BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK BLACK OTHER

NICKNAME UNSTOPPABLE WATERGATE WHISKEY 7 WHISKEY FOR MY MEN WHO MADE WHO WIDE TRACK WISDOM WITCH DOCTOR YELLOW JACKET

OTHER BREED/CLUB CALF SIRES ON FILE

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

CA301680 0.00 ACA CA362775 0.00 ACA CA323179 0.00 ACA CA370866 0.00 ACA CA319122 0.00 ACA F453348 0.00 SM24119750.00 ASA CA339630 0.00 ACA CA351153 0.00 ACA CA296986 0.00 ACA CA317794 0.00 ACA CA259913 0.00 ACA CA359468 0.00 ACA CA316626 0.00 ACA CA328216 0.00 ACA SM1390632 0.00 ASA CA334046 0.00 ACA CA335320 0.00 ACA CA334048 0.00 ACA CA364541 0.00 ACA CA367099 0.00 ACA CA334230 0.00 ACA CA320797 0.00 ACA AN13054003 ANGUS CA332139 0.00 ACA F446714 0.00 CA355070 0.00 ACA CA362617 0.00 ACA CA346671 0.00 ACA CA350591 0.00 ACA F449640 0.00 CA300729 0.00 ACA SM2340262 0.00 ASA CA308451 0.00 ACA CA357462 0.00 ACA CA346283 0.00 ACA CA360890 0.00 ACA CA367929 0.00 ACA CA348625 0.00 ACA CA359515 0.00 ACA CA377903 0.00 ACA

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

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You shop, Amazon gives!

Recently the AJMAA & AMAA teamed up with AmazonSmile. The AmazonSmile program will give back a percentage to the Association for every qualifying purchase that you make on your Amazon account. NOTE Amazon will make the donation based on a percentage of your purchase -YOU WILL NOT BE CHARGED FOR THE DONATION! Listed below is how it works. When selecting your charitable organization, please select:

Reaching Beyond Maine-Anjou Foundation. All proceeds will benefit the AMAA foundation and junior programs.

What is AmazonSmile? AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile. amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to your favorite charitable organization. You can choose from nearly one million organizations to support. How do I shop at AmazonSmile? To shop at AmazonSmile simply go to smile.amazon.com from the web browser on your computer or mobile device. You may also want to add a bookmark to smile. amazon.com to make it even easier to return and start your shopping at AmazonSmile. Which products on AmazonSmile are eligible for charitable donations? Tens of millions of products on AmazonSmile are eligible for donations. You will see eligible products marked “Eligible for AmazonSmile donation” on their product detail pages. Recurring Subscribe-and-Save purchases and subscription renewals are not currently eligible. Can I use my existing Amazon.com account on AmazonSmile? Yes, you use the same account on Amazon.com and AmazonSmile. Your shopping cart, Wish List, wedding or baby registry, and other account settings are also the same. How do I select a charitable organization to support when shopping on AmazonSmile? On your first visit to AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), you need to select a charitable organization to receive donations from eligible purchases before you begin shopping. We will remember your selection, and then every eligible purchase you make at smile.amazon.com will result in a donation.

Please feel free to contact Lindsey with any questions you may have, (816) 858-9954. 24 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015


junior update

AmericAn Junior mAine-AnJou AssociAtion executive committee Hunter randall, President - At-Large 686 Hwy. 907 Monterey, LA 71354 (318) 386-5358 hunter.randall@cathedralgreenwave.com reighly Blakley, Vice President - region 3 P.O. Box 465 Oologah, OK 74053 reighlylou10@gmail.com Ladd Landgraf, secretary/treasurer - region 2 17093 Coleman Rd. Madill, OK 73446 Ladd.Landgraf33@gmail.com region i Bevan Holmgren 23595 Osborne Rd. South Bend, IN 46614 (574) 291-8159 bholmgren@sbcsc.K12.IN.US Hannah topmiller 9111 S.R. 28 Pleasant Plain, Ohio (513) 877-3603 region ii Kaylee miller 18451 G76 Hwy. Lacona, IA 50139 (641) 534-3002 kayleemiller95@gmail.com Kennedy core 859 92nd Ave. Pleasantville, IA 50225 (641) 842-6098 kennedyjcore@gmail.com At-Large tayler Gall 1009 Rd. T Clarkson, NE 68629 (402) 892-3237 Gallfarm.gall@gmail.com

Advisors

Kiley elder 20792 Hoover St. Ackworth, IA 50001 (641) 628-2297

by Ladd Landgraf

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS-UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU Cowboys! Hey there guys, I am Ladd Landgraf and am currently serving as your 2015 American Junior Maine-Anjou Association Secretary. I trust everyone had a good summer break and enjoyed nationals! I hope everyone is looking forward to the show season, I know I am. As I sit in my dorm room at Oklahoma State, thinking about the season I am positively and absolutely stoked about the American Royal, Louisville, Denver and Fort Worth. Kansas City has the infamous American Royal show, located downtown. While it is a tad bit sketchy as far as neighborhoods go, I do love the fact that they have some of the BEST haunted houses in the country. I was able to go to two last year and they were super cool, if ya like that sort of thing. I look forward to seeing all of you guys on the show road this year! Cheer on your favorite football teams and get ready for college basketball! See you at the Royal!

Mark Your Calendar

mAine-AnJou roYALtY Queen Kourtney Grimm, Iowa Junior Princess Bailey Tomson, Indiana Renee Grimm, Iowa

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AnnOunCEmEnTs

hOW TO CREATE An OnlinE ACCOunT

Go to maine-anjou.org 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.

hElpful Tips WhEn REgisTERing

To avoid delays in your registration work during our busy season, please follow the tips below: Double check that all blanks and information are correct and complete before mailing or submitting online. Things most commonly missed are: o Missing herd prefix and herd ID o Birthdates o Date of sale o Name of animal o Payment Make sure the person that is registering owns the dam with exception of ET calves. If ET, make sure the donor dam has been DNA, PHA & TH typed and that we have the results on file. If you are checking on work please e-mail us at maine@kc.rr.com. When calling or e-mailing please have the name and breeder number of the person submitting the work. When registering annual active dams for performance only animals please submit them online if you have the capabilities. This will help the registrar processing tremendously. Rush work is processed ahead of regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail so please do not procrastinate to avoid extra charges and to assure buyers that they are purchasing from a reputable business person. As always, we appreciate you and your business and want to make sure that the registration process runs as smooth as possible. Thank you in advance for 26 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015

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 John Boddicker, executive vice president Blake Nelson, executive vice president Dave Steen, commercial development director Marcena Fulton, registrar Lindsey Broek, Voice editor/director of communications Rhonda Boddicker, administrative assistant Robin Marston, office assistant Tammy Seevers, office assistant Donna Grame, office assistant execuTive cOmmiTTee: marty van vliet, president Alicia rigdon, 1st vice president Dennis moore, 2nd vice president cody Tebbenkamp, secretary/treasurer Brett carter, director 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 Leon matlock - (641) 628-9639 25118 C.R. 1380 - Anadarko, OK 73005 Brett carter - (918) 914-3085 12594 N. C.R. 3340 - Stratford, OK 74872 john Griswold - (405) 780-3300 5922 S. Brush Creek Rd. - Stillwater, OK 74074 jim Hett - (303) 435-1271 P.O. Box 175 - Roggen, CO 80652 At-Large cody Tebbenkamp - (660) 641-2671 3705 Forum Blvd., Apt. 818 - Columbia, MO 65203 mike Holden - (712) 652-3200 559 240th St. - Scranton, IA 51462 Barry Nowatzke - (219) 872-6218 9335 W. 200 N. - Michigan City, IN 46360


your extra time in making sure all work is correct, complete and received in a timely manner.

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RegistRations foR upcoming shows

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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.

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

RegistRation numBeRs

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

Dna, th anD pha ReQuiRements

Prior to registering any ET calves, all donor dams (including commercial or non-registered dams) must have DNA, TH and PHA on file in our office. Also, all AI sires are required to have the same on file. Therefore, our office will hold any ET registrations submitted out of dams without testing on file as well as all registrations out of AI sires that do not have complete testing on file. If the donor dam is deceased and not tested, we do require that the ET(s) have the tests done, in the absence of the donor’s records. The DNA, TH and PHA testing can be done at GeneSeek. A submission form is found on our Web site, maine-anjou.org. Maine-Anjou samples are put into testing at GeneSeek on Wednesdays, please plan 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.

new seLf BiLLing woRksheet

Please dispose of any old self-billing 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 NOVEMBER/DECEMBER 2015 27


announcements

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

Foundation animals

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

bull calF registration

If registering a bull calf born after Jan. 1, 2014, it must be TH/PHA free by parentage or have testing completed prior to registering and on file with the AMAA. Carriers will no longer be registered, but may be entered as a foundation animal. If registrations are submitted before testing has been completed, the animal will not be registered. Instead, the animal will be given a performance number at a 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.

online transFers

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

online registration discounts

A 10 percent discount on registration fees will be given to all active members registering online (discount does not apply to annual dues, new

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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 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.

2016 maPP

All AMAA members participating in MAPP must report all breeding females by Dec. 21, 2015. Directions will be posted on our web site on how to enroll your current inventory. If you would prefer to have your inventory mailed, please contact Donna Grame at (816) 431-9950 Nov. 9, 2015. MAPP Members must have their 2016 fees paid to register for the 2016 year.

2016 hotel inFormation

National Western Stock Show Denver, Colo. Hotel Headquarters DoubleTree by Hilton Denver - Stapleton North (Old Red Lion) 4040 Quebec St. Denver, CO 80216 (303) 321-6666 Ask for the AMAA block. Rates are $105.


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Junior show reports

AK-SAR-BEN│

WORLD BEEF EXPO│

KEYSTONE INTERNATIONAL│

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Omaha, Neb. Judge: John Rayfield, Texas

Exhibited by: Taylor Duckett, New Liberty, Iowa

Milwaukee, Wis. Judge: Kirk Stierwalt, Oklahoma

Exhibited by: Madison Conrad, Bennett, Iowa

Springfield, Ill. Judge: Cash Langford, Indiana

Exhibited by: Austin Hunker, Bellevue, Ohio

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female

Exhibited by: Stephanie Kersten, Gretna, Neb.

Exhibited by: Caitlyn Walbrecht, Lincoln, Neb.

Exhibited by: Logan Suddeth, Steward, Ill.

Exhibited by: Madison Conrad, Bennett, Iowa

Exhibited by: Emilee Campbell, Pa. Furnace, Pa.

Exhibited by: Julianna Darr, Somerset, Pa.

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Sara Sullivan, Dunlap, Iowa

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Exhibited by: Elizabeth Wimmler, Waldo, Wis.

Exhibited by: Austin Hunker, Bellevue, Ohio


TULSA STATE FAIR│ Tulsa, Okla. Judge: Ryan Rash, Texas

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Hunter Morton, Stratford, Okla.

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Larahmy Blakley, Oologah, Okla.

AMAA ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP DUES Annual dues must be paid by Dec. 31, 2015 You must be an active member of the AMAA to register and transfer cattle.

ADULT MEMBERSHIP: $100 JUNIOR MEMBERSHIP: $25

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Exhibited by: Braelyn Berlowitz, Perkins, Okla.

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

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Sarah Burrows, Oklahoma

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OPEN show reports

WORLD BEEF EXPO│ Milwaukee, Wis. Judge: Matt Claeys, Indiana

KEYSTONE INTERNATIONAL│ Harrisburg, Pa. Judge: Jake Scott, Nebraska

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Reserve Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Exhibited by: Andrew Jones, Chapin, Ill.

Exhibited by: Andrew Jones, Chapin, Ill.

Exhibited by: Andrew Jones, Chapin, Ill.

Exhibited by: Alicia Rigdon, New London, Iowa

Exhibited by: Emilie Campbell, Pa. Furnace, Pa.

Exhibited by: Nolan Schmidt, Conneautville, Pa.

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female

Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female

Exhibited by: Elizabeth Wimmler, Waldo, Wis.

Exhibited by: Elizabeth Esch, Shawano, Wis.

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Exhibited by: Lucas Ebersole, Sterling, Ill.

Exhibited by: Michaela Remiker, Whitelaw, Wis.

Exhibited by: Tim Schaeffer, Hagerstown, Ind.

Exhibited by: Emilie Campbell, Pa, Furnace, Pa.


TULSA STATE FAIR│ Tulsa, Okla. Judge: Josh Taylor, Oklahoma

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull

Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Kyle & Gayle Marshall, Churubusco, Ind.

Exhibited by: Larahmy Blakley, Oologah, Okla.

Exhibited by: Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, Okla.

NO PHOTO AVAILABLE

Exhibited by: Christine Poole, Union Bridge, Md.

Exhibited by: Owen Weikert, Gettysburg, Pa.

Exhibited by: Quin Peterson, Jenks, Okla.

Exhibited by: Braelyn Berlowitz, Cushing, Okla.

Exhibited by: Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, Okla.

Exhibited by: Larahmy Blakley, Oologah, Okla.

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Ellistin Morey, Golden City, Mo.

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new junior

CALIFORNIA Nieko Bates Arbuckle, CA

Bryce Lee Hofing Coatesville, IN (765) 386-2772

Kirstyn Samuelson Decorah, IA (563) 380-2174

Heath Mullen Grass Valley, CA (530) 272-7534

Sarah Hunnicutt Andrews, IN (260) 388-2026

Rebecca Strothman New London, IA

Caleb Ryan Frazier Park, CA (661) 245-3884

Ethan Markland Rising Sun, IN (812) 438-2458

Marisa Tsuboi Lindsay, CA (559) 310-1918

Faith Martin New Castle, IN (765) 524-0425

FLORIDA

Ethan McNeely Scottsburg, IN (812) 595-2451

Jaslyn Ojeda Morriston, FL (239) 980-0907 Walker Thompson Lawtey, FL (904) 364-8862 Trace Walling Lakeland, FL (863) 698-6435

IDAHO

Alexis Carlos Cliss, ID (208) 320-5702

ILLINOIS

Seth Osborne Sheridan, IN (317) 750-7878 Jamison Royer Romney, IN (765) 426-5236 Aidan Schumaker Veedersburg, IN (765) 294-0517 Bailey Tracy Merom, IN (812) 356-4564

Katelynn Huber Coffeen, IL (217) 827-2547

Tucker Walton Loogootee, IN (812) 709-0295

INDIANA

IOWA

Kinzie Culy Farmland, IN (765) 625-0309 Haley Embry Hope, IN (812) 546-0949

Andrea Glawe Farmersburg, IA (563) 880-6961 Noah Kaiser Garrison, IA (319) 560-3206

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Riley Thill Pleasantville, IA (319) 330-0809 Ryder Thill Pleasantville, IA (319) 330-0809

MINNESOTA

Clay Johnson Peterson, MN (507) 875-2321 Olivia Otto Brandon, MN (320) 491-2701

MISSISSIPPI

Austin Walkdrop Jackson, MS (601) 624-1446

KANSAS

NEBRASKA

MARYLAND

NEW YORK

Darla Fesmire Bartlett, KS (620) 226-3344

Amelia Lambertson Westminster, MD (410) 840-8217

MICHIGAN

Brenden Carter Howell, MI (517) 672-1965 Isabelle Diehl Coleman, MI (989) 465-9906 Brady Littlefield Burr Oak, MI (269) 503-0407 Bennett Littlefield Burr Oak, MI (269) 506-9789 Allison Littlefield Burr Oak, MI (269) 625-7301

Megan Schroeder Wisner, NE (402) 529-6862

Aubrey Gerhardt E. Aurora, NY Nicole Sacilowski Springville, NY

OHIO

Corey Andrews Bellevue, OH (419) 217-8617 Holly Barga Rossburg, OH (419) 336-5603 Megan Becker Whipple, OH (740) 374-5986 Wyatt Binckley Newark, OH (740) 819-2245 Dana Clinedinst Marengo, OH (419) 253-3403


Olivia Congrove Laurelville, OH (740) 804-5376

Natalie Wagner Russelville, OH (937) 373-3111

Mackenzie Stine Bellefonte, PA (814) 574-9613

Tyler Hollis Tennessee Colony, TX (903) 948-6518

Taylor Elliot Mansfield, OH (419) 565-5809

OKLAHOMA

TENNESSEE

James Brody Rogers Hamilton, TX (254) 386-5699

Payton Freed New Concord, OH (740) 844-0396 Landen Lucas Georgetown, OH (937) 213-0749 Chase Meeks Shade, OH (740) 740-1333 Taylor Morbitzer Grove City, OH (614) 439-4309 Dylan Pryor Barnesville, OH (740) 425-2699 Abigail Thornton Amanda, OH (740) 601-2145 Bryceton Vollborn Bidwell, OH (740) 441-5740

Erin Barnes Broken Arrow, OK (918) 286-8317

Eli Mundy Speedwell, TN (423) 526-7182

Samantha Eckles Holdenville, OK (405) 204-6344

Abby Tipton Greenback, TN (865) 363-2960

Brooke Gibson Boynton, OK (918) 733-2911

TEXAS

Karson Glazier Loyal, OK (405) 729-4245

Kaden Awe Girard, TX (806) 787-8065 Matthew Brummett Italy, TX

Jordan Anne Heskett Bartlesville, OK (918) 914-0003

Makenna Castaneda Cove, TX (281) 573-1637

Grace Miller Blanchard, OK (405) 203-3308

Kindle Catching Howe, TX (903) 532-2618

PENNSYLVANIA

Allye Hesler Little River, TX (254) 231-8748

Kiersten Baker James Creek, PA (814) 658-9988 Lennox Manross Saegertown, PA (814) 763-4877

Abbie Hesler Little River, TX (254) 231-8748

Barrett Swaim Pleasanton, TX (830) 570-3220 William Van Zee Dimmitt, TX (806) 240-1311 Gerrit Van Zee Dimmitt, TX (806) 240-1312

VIRGINIA

Nichole Landes Linville, VA (540) 820-8771

WISCONSIN

Jordan Suhr Fountain City, WI (507) 460-6940

WEST VIRGINIA Kristen McDowell Cameron, WV (304) 780-7972

MAINE-ANJOU CLASSIFIEDS

BUY - SELL - TRADE maineanjouclassifieds.com

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new ADULT

CANADA

HERD PREFIX: VNDY Vandy Cattle Justin Van De Woestyne Box 173 Benson, SK S0C0L0 (306) 461-6031

CALIFORNIA

HERD PREFIX: AUTR Scott & Allie Autrey 6317 Pleasant Grove Rd. Pleasant Grove, CA 95668 (916) 655-1085

COLORADO

HERD PREFIX: CKBR Cash & Kirby Brincefield P.O. Box 231 Kiowa, CO 80117 (765) 432-1612

IDAHO

HERD PREFIX: SMNC Nelson Club Calves Sean & Megan Nelson 241 E. Bruneau St. Hagerman, ID 83332 (208) 490-1865

ILLINOIS

HERD PREFIX: ADRY Adam Dryer 1838 C.R. 75 N. Carlock, IL 61725 (309) 550-4200 HERD PREFIX: NTF Nathan & Tammy Foose 22928 W. Wasson Rd. Elmwood, IL 61529 (812) 243-0647 HERD PREFIX: DNE David Nelson 5828 Mt. Morris Rd. Mt. Morris, IL 61054 (815) 973-0933

INDIANA

HERD PREFIX: CSBY David Crosby 4230 S. 400 E. Warsaw, IN 46580 (574) 527-5598

HERD PREFIX: JTJT Jesse Kailing 22202 1 Mile Rd. Reed City, MI 49677 (231) 206-0794

MISSOURI

OHIO

HERD PREFIX: TBA Travis Barrera 535 Franklin Ave. Heath, OH 43056 (740) 644-8940

HERD PREFIX: KKB Kirk & Kim Buck 17568 E. Tally Bend Rd. Nevada, MO 64772 (417) 321-2169

HERD PREFIX: VCCC Vaughn Christy 44841 Sugartree Rd. Woodsfield, OH 43793 (740) 472-0330

HERD PREFIX: JMJR Jake & Shelia Martin 2982 S. C.R. 400 W. New Castle, IN 47362 (765) 524-0425

HERD PREFIX: YRC Youngs Club Calves Cindy Young 215 Tomach Lane Macks Creek, MO 65786 (573) 363-9895

HERD PREFIX: FRIF Garth Fri 28801 S.R. 93 Mc Arthur, OH 45651 (740) 590-3587

HERD PREFIX: RIED Riedel Farms Andy Riedel 2678 W. 550 S. Trafalgar, IN 46181 (317) 474-4102

NEBRASKA

HERD PREFIX: KARS Richard Karas 8545 Preston Mill Court Dublin, OH 43017 (614) 372-9408

HERD PREFIX: KBK Rebecca Ishmiel 8600 N. Old 41 Boswell, IN 47921 (765) 299-4434

IOWA

HERD PREFIX: RWS Ronald Shivers P.O. Box 3090 Des Moines, IA 50316 (515) 314-2440

KENTUCKY

HERD PREFIX: ZAKK Zachary Sutton 5128 Main St. Mayslick, KY 41055 (606) 375-2734

MICHIGAN

HERD PREFIX: EJH Eric & Jodi Hassevoort 3135 Fawn Dr. Hamilton, MI 49419 (269) 217-9389

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HERD PREFIX: BRON Sean, Jeneene & Mattielyn Brown 220530 Lake Minatare Rd. Scottsbluff, NE 69361 HERD PREFIX: LLAH (308) 672-7676 Lewis Lahna 21032 Township Rd. HERD PREFIX: MEIS Coschocton, OH 43812 Brent Meister (740) 294-3407 928 E. Grove St. West Point, NE 68788 HERD PREFIX: JBCC (402) 380-4876 Jordan Suhr HERD PREFIX: BCJJ Steinkruger Farms Cody, Blake & Bruce Steinkruger 1715 R Rd. Upland, NE 68981 (308) 470-1184

NEW YORK

HERD PREFIX: SNRS Jonah Broughton 2939 Glor Rd. Attica, NY 14011 (585) 356-0906

6333 Cooper Lane Mcconnelsville, OH 43756 (740) 651-8040 HERD PREFIX: TAUL Ryan Taublee 136 Neville Penn School House Rd. Felicity, OH 45120 (513) 226-5237 HERD PREFIX: SPFC Stoney Point Farm David Van Zant 8330 Stoney Point Rd. Hillsboro, OH 45133 (937) 509-0080


PENNSYLVANIA

HERD PREFIX: KSDM Kristy Dietrich 125 Willow Rd. Hamburg, PA 19526 (484) 955-1576 HERD PREFIX: NNN Ryan Nolt 143 Kurtz Rd. New Holland, PA 17557 (717) 808-9065

Your breed of choice...

Maine-Anjou

TEXAS

HERD PREFIX: SWA Jess Swaim P.O. Box 544 Pleasanton, TX 78064 (830) 570-3220 HERD PREFIX: TOMA Tracy Tomascik 6516 Vista View Dr. Waco, TX 76712 (254) 541-1118

WASHINGTON

HERD PREFIX: COUG David Wiens 93618 E. Valencia Dr. Kennewick, WA 99338 (509) 460-6283

WISCONSIN

HERD PREFIX: MALM Mallory McConnell 12826 E. C.R. X Clinton, WI 53525 (608) 774-2577

WEST VIRGINIA

HERD PREFIX: MMFS Andrew Cumberland 50 Mill Gap Rd. Lost River, WV 26810 (304) 703-0460

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card ads

Colorado

Missouri

BEAUPREZ

LAND & CATTLE Mark, Lisa, Nick & Megan Beauprez

Kahl Cattle Co.

Quality Maines in Southwest Missouri

NEW HERD SIRE! BPF Common Ground 504B Hard Drive X Lucky Lady - Purebred Maine-Anjou Semen available thru SEK and owners! Bulls & Females for sale!

Mark (303) 378-0718 Nick (303) 880-7827

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

Iowa

K&A FARM

since 1971

TLM Synergy 825U

South Dakota

A building block to the future! Proven Performance, Production & Power! TH/PHA Free

The RIGHT BEGINNING for a GOOD ENDING

Ken, Audrey and Kendall Bremer 23384 Ridge Rd., Blakesburg, IA 52536 (641) 938-2163 kafarm@iowatelecom.net • www.kafarm.net

Louisiana

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

Montana

Denison Acres Breeders of Quality Registered Maine-Anjou & MaineTainers

Fred & Joan DeRouchey

Breeding Cattle and Show Cattle Private Treaty

Home of KBSC Watergate 1W Contact:

Denny and Donna Denison

SEK (800) 443.6389

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

Lakeside Farms The Randalls

c: 318-719-0560

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

Cliff Randall 318-386-5358

128 Rockin LV LN Fort Benton, MT 59442 Mike O’Hara — (406) 734-5434 Heath O’Hara — (406) 734-5443 Hardy O’Hara — (406) 734-5252 www.oharalandandcattle.com

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

Garlen, Jamie & Hunter 318-386-2919

Alta., Canada

Private Treaty Sales

Michigan

Clay Knoll Farms The Simpkins Family Gary & Janette Simpkins Home: 989-426-8185 Cell: 989-329-4668 Duane Simpkins Home: 989-426-3244 Cell: 989-329-6141 clayknollfarms@yahoo.com clayknollfarms.com

North Dakota

Black, Polled, Purebred & Percentage Maine-Anjou

Gene & Danette Loder 13408 90th St. S.W. • Scranton, ND 58653 (701) 275-6227 — home • (701) 206-0721 — cell lodercc@ndsupernet.com

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


Auctioneers Al Conover

Ron Kreis

Auctioneer

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

Auctioneer STEVE BONHAM AUCTIONEER

Cell | 405.823.2972 Res. | 405.387.3236 Fax | 405.387.2965 1748 South Portland Newcastle, OK 73065

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The staff at the American Maine-Anjou Association would like to wish each one of our members a happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas! We look forward to working with each of you in the upcoming year!

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BPF TOTAL PERFECTION

BPF DRIVE ON DRIVER Working with BPF on featured AI sires is always a pleasure. Cory and crew do a great job breeding some of the best Maine genetics in the business. Lautner Farms and BPF have great partnerships on some of the most outstanding bulls that work either on club calves or purebred operations.

We are pleased with the consistency of BPF Maineline 81A. His calves are highly marketable, with great eye appeal, mass and structural soundness. Bushy Park farm is a top of the class operation, and we enjoy working with them.

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We have been buying bulls from BPF since 2008. The injection of Maine sired bulls into our commercial herd has made a positive impact in the bottom line selling calves each year! We bought Mercedes Benz the first year and we still use him yearly for calving ease solution! We retain all of his daughters. The people at BPF have been great to work with and we will continue to do business with them for years to come.

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BPF WANNAMAKER This is a business of results. It doesn’t matter if you are producing females, bulls or steers. Whether you are raising show cattle or performance cattle. The herd bulls we have purchased from BPF have produced results.

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