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1. 2014 Champion Simmental - Houston Livestock Show. Congrats to the Dunn Family. 2. 2011 Reserve Simmental - Houston Livestock Show and Undefeated Champion Simmental as a Prospect. Congrats to Brandon Bird and Pechacek Family. 3. 2012 Champion AOB - Louisville. Champion Composite Heifer - Charolais Junior Nationals and Iowa State Fair. Congrats Elder, Wiedel, and Eckloff Families. 4. 2013 Champion Charolias Steer - Missouri State Fair. Reserve Grand Champion Progress Steer - Charolais Junior Nationals. Congrats to the Romine Family. 5. 2011 Supreme Champion Heifer - Kansas State Fair. Congrats to the Ratliff Family. 6. 2012 Champion Charolais Steer - KJLS. Congrats to the Voboril Family. 7. 2014 Champion Prospect Heifer - Denver. Reserve Supreme - KSU Kickoff Show. Congrats to the Evans and Hodges Families. 8. 2014 Grand Champion Steer - Simmental Junior Nationals, Regionals, and Sweepstakes. Grand Steer over a dozen times. Congrats to the Vohs Family. 9. 2013 3rd Overall Steer and Champion Chi - Kansas State Fair. Congrats to the Werth Family. 10. 2013 Reserve Grand Steer - New Mexico State Fair. Congrats to the Valentine Family. October 2014 1 11. 2013 Champion Chianina Steer - Missouri State Fair. Congrats to Brittany Buswell.

OCtOBER • VOLUME 25/NUMBER 1 The official publication of the American Maine-Anjou Association. COVER PHOtO By SHANNON COOk


15 A Bale of Hay, a Bucket and a Scoop by Ed Creason

22 2014 Board of Director Nominations 43 Our Brand is Beef by Devon Stewart

46 Meet the Junior Board

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Commercial Connection by Dave Steen


Junior Update by Kiley Elder

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

CE 6.5 6.8 7.2 7.2

BW 2.1 2.1 2.5 2.4

WW 35.8 37.6 39.5 39.8

YW 72.4 75.7 78.4 78.6

MCE 0.9 1.8 2.8 2.9

MM 19.3 19.7 19.4 19.4

MWW 37.1 38.5 39.2 39.3

CW -3 -1.1 1 1

FT 0.01 0.01 0 0

REA 0.13 0.14 0.18 0.17

MARB 0.18 0.2 0.19 0.2

%RT 0.26 0.26 0.32 0.31

by John Boddicker, executive vice president

What a Huge Difference There Is!

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. Did you know there is a distinct division within the commercial feeder calf market when referencing the Maine-Anjou breed? Did you know that reputation feeder cattle that are recognized as Maine-Anjou sired cattle sell for top dollar if not THE top of the day on national video sales? Did you know that at many sale barns across the country where very small groups of recognized Maine-Anjou sired cattle come into the sale ring, order buyers are reluctant to bid? So Where is Disconnect? The double-edge sword that the Maine-Anjou breed deals with is directly related to the success and promotion of Maine-Anjou sires within the show steer industry. The dollars generated within that industry are unmistakably good and in its own way has produced some positive promotion for Maine-Anjou genetics. The problem lies within both heifer and steer progeny that do not sell for show prospects or are not deemed worthy of retained ownership. They, in all likelihood, show up at the local sale barns, where the chances are very good that they are underweight for their age, cute and hairy and may possess structural issues. Not a good scenario for the commercial industry to view and draw an opinion on the Maine-Anjou breed. Especially at a time when cattle are at record prices, no one needs discounts at the market place! Hear what some of our Maine-Anjou breeders have


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to say that raise and sell the type and kind of MaineAnjou feeder cattle that have the genetic potential to be profitable in a commercial setting! • John Griswold, Griswold Cattle Co., Stillwater, Okla. “Our Maine-Anjou calves have topped the Superior sale several times, many times to repeat buyers. They feed awesome and grade excellent. Quality maternal oriented Maine genetics perform and feed to the standard buyers want.” • Dr. Don Coover, SEK Genetics, Galesburg, Kan. “I have used Maine-Anjou genetics in my cattle operation for years and find them wonderfully useful. I mostly crossbreed, Maine-Anjou genetics give me the thickness, muscle shape, maternal qualities, fleshing ability, along with the easy going docile nature I am looking for. It is no accident that many of the most successful sires in the show industry have Maine-Anjou genetics in their pedigree. On the commercial side of the industry, my Maine cross calves look, perform and sell at the top of the market. My Maine cross cows are moderate framed, rugged, docile, maternal machines that are fertile, easy to manage and last longer. Maine cross heifers are very easy to sell. Buyers like their look and love their performance as cows. Maine-Anjou genetics help you create animals that make you and your customer’s money.”

•T.J Douthit & Bob Holzwarth, Cattle Alliance “We currently operate a 500 head commercial cowherd in the short grass area of northwest Kansas and have utilized Maine-Anjou genetics for over 20 years. To meet our expectations, a cow must deliver a live calf unassisted, ultimately bringing home a high performance, heavy weaning steer or a high quality replacement heifer in the fall. The predictable performance that we have seen reinforces the superior genetics of the Maine-Anjou breed that delivers calving ease, performance and value for our operation. The Maine-Anjou breed consistently delivers the practical and profitable performance required to thrive in the livestock industry today.” How Can Maine-Anjou Breeders Help Correct This Disconnect? In the last issue of the Voice a three-tiered program was introduced by the name of Commercial Connection. By becoming involved in this innovative program, you as a Maine-Anjou breeder can make a difference in closing the disconnect that currently exists in the commercial market place. The collective effort of a group of progressive Maine-Anjou breeders that want to make a difference in the beef industry with their Maine-Anjou genetics can accomplish heights for the breed that have never been seen before! Two very important elements hold the key to this collective effort of the Commercial

Connection program: Data & Promotion! Over and over again it has been proven that solid reliable DATA is necessary to attain a new level of acceptance in the commercial beef industry. With each program that becomes a part of the Commercial Connection program the breed’s data base grows, not to mention the in-herd data story you can relay to your customers. Most every Maine-Anjou breeder that is a part of MAPP will fit into Tier One of the program. Get started today, give Dave Steen, AMAA Commercial Development Director a call and inquire how you and your program can make a difference. (515) 201-3280 or e-mail Commercial Connection Program Mission Statement To provide documented superior performance genetics to the commercial cattle industry. Maine-Anjou breeding operations that have indicated participation in this potentially explosive program! • Truline Maines, Richards, Mo. • O’Hara Land & Cattle, Fort Benton, Mont. • Blind Badger Ranch, Fort Morgan, Colo. • Alexander Maines, Linneus, Mo. • Carlson Maine-Anjou, Plattsburg, Mo. • Nagel Cattle Co., Springfield, S.D. • Opperman Cattle Co., Manning, Iowa • Rigby Maines, Fairview, Utah • Holden Maines, Scranton, Iowa

Boddicker Announces Retirement After a long and successful tenure of leadership, John Boddicker, Executive Vice President of the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) since March of 1990 has announced he will retire on Dec. 1, 2015. “I think I speak for all Maine-Anjou owners and breeders in saying we owe a heartfelt debt of gratitude to John”, said Jirl Buck, AMAA Board President. “His dedication and contributions to the breed’s success for over 25 years has simply been amazing. He will leave the breed at an all-time level of excitement and a financially strong organization.” During Boddicker’s tenure as Executive VicePresident of the AMAA he has also led other national

organizations serving as a Director of the National Pedigreed Livestock Council and a past president of the U.S. Beef Breeds Council. He has been a constant motivator to Maine-Anjou breeders, promoter of the youth organization and willing to face challenges as they came. By announcing his retirement over a year in advance, this allows the AMAA the opportunity to not only select a successor but also allow for time together to mentor and train before Boddicker officially retires. Information on the position and selection process will be forthcoming.

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CommerCial ConneCtion

by Dave Steen, commercial development director

AMAA’s New Performance Program, Commercial Connection It has been a wonderful summer and fall for a lot of the country, with much cooler weather and many timely rains. The USDA reports that they expect the best crop yields possibly in history. Lower corn prices may be the one saving grace for the feedlot industry. The cattle market is on fire with prices at all time highs, and it looks like this market could be around for a few more years with cow numbers at 29.7 million head, the lowest since the early 1950’s. The price of these calves is astonishing as they all bring a lot, even when you consider the different levels of quality. However, as one sale barn manager said to me, “Yeah, they all are bringing a ton, but those cattle that have some feeding history or carcass results will still bring more. Quality and genetics will usually have a determining factor on the price of livestock.” Enjoy the cattle market! In the past few months I have had a number of commercial producers call me to report the successful sale prices that they have received on their MaineAnjou influenced crossbred calves. Each of these reports has involved calves that were sold in pot load lots. Congratulations and thanks to the commercial cowmen that are using Maine-Anjou genetics in their programs. Your support of the Maine-Anjou breed is very much appreciated! These kinds of sale reports continue to prove that a good number of today’s markets are finally coming to realize the added value that Maine-Anjou genetics can provide the market place. What information level does your program offer to potential buyers when it comes to specific traits or performance levels? This type of information is somewhat limited throughout the Maine-Anjou breed. There is substantial value and information to provide and share with potential buyers. To many commercial producers today, the accumulation of information

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is fast becoming the norm. Producers are trying to identify the profitable genetics and place selection pressure on the most economical and profitable traits. When these producers begin to connect the traits that impact profit from both the maternal and sire lines, the genetic reach begins to tighten and a more constant and consistent product will be produced. To help define your breeding program, the American Maine-Anjou Association (AMAA) has formed a three-tier performance program titled the Commercial Connection. The formation of this program began two years ago in Denver with a small number of seedstock producers. A concern was voiced that the Maine-Anjou breed needed to continue to promote the performance aspects that the breed has to offer through continued data collection and recognition of the Maine-Anjou programs that are using this criteria. After continued meetings, the AMAA formed the Commercial Connection program that provides the commercial cattle industry with documented levels of superior performance genetics. The program is a three-tier format that breeders can choose from • Tier 1 - Commercial Connection - Required data submission: calving ease, birth weight, weaning weight, yearling weight. - Commitment to MAPP herd involvement. - Core traits essential for commercial acceptance of Maine-Anjou genetics. • Tier 2 - Commercial Connection Plus - Tier 1 requirements PLUS: ultrasound data and/ or actual carcass data, scrotal and docility (BIF chute scores). - Added traits that enhance the marketability of Maine-Anjou genetics. • Tier 3 - Commercial Connection Power - Meet Commercial Connection Plus (Tier 2) criteria. - Cow herds that maintain high across-the-breed

EPD levels (work with Bob Weaber to arrive at elite but attainable levels of excellence). - Herds to be recognized at AMAA annual meeting. The qualifying herds will receive a design tier logo showing their participation in the program and these producers will be recognized annually for promoting the performance levels of their cattle through documented data collection. Members must achieve the necessary criteria to attain the status of each tier before each tier’s logo is issued. This exciting new program will send a definite signal to your customer base that your program is committed to data collection and will provide your customers with the value added traits for increased performance to enhance the marketability of their Maine-Anjou genetics. Summary of Program Features: • Commercial Connection logo, to be used by cooperating breeders in individual promotional breeding program pieces. • The building of internal and external audience awareness of superior Maine-Anjou performance/ carcass traits. • To re-establish a focus of Maine-Anjou genetics and its relationship with performance/carcass traits. • Growth of this breeder alliance and its ability to advertise its logo and message will inheritably help broaden the marketability and scope of acceptance of the Maine-Anjou breed among commercial and seedstock producers. Qualifying for these three tiers is virtually attainable for everyone. The tier performance logo that your cattle will earn will define your breeding program as progressive, data driven genetics that can provide your customers with a balance of genetic traits that will increase their profits and compliment their existing program. I encourage everyone to consider this program. A great percentage of you are already collecting the data that will essentially qualify you for Tier 1. Give this performance program some deep thought and I believe you will see the true value of participating in this program. To sign up or if you have any questions, please call me at (515) 201-3281. 2015 AMAA/Tri-County Steer and Heifer Carcass Futurity (TCSCF) The AMAA, in conjunction with 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 online ( 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) 2013281 or Tri-County at (712) 769-2600. The futurity is based out of Lewis, Iowa and is contracted to feed cattle with 10 different feed yards in southwest Iowa. Our cattle will again be fed at Gregory Feedyards, Tabor, Iowa. Their phone number is (712) 625-2311 and manager, David Trowbridge’s cell number is (712) 370-2205. Iowa Sites for Steer and Heifer Tests • Additional information: Gregory Feedlots Jim Gregory, Owner David Trowbridge, Feedlot Manager 1164 305th Avenue Tabor, IA 51653 Phone: (712) 625-2311 Fax: (712) 625-2321 e-mail: • Directions to Gregory Feedlots: From Tabor, Iowa go south on Highway 275 for two miles to junction 184 (County Highway J18) and 275. Head east on Highway 184 (J18) for three and a half miles to 305th avenue. Go north a quarter mile to the 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 10 miles to Tabor, Iowa. No one will be billed for feed - It will be deducted from the proceeds of the cattle! I ran across these six Ethics of Life: - Before you pray – BELIEVE - Before you speak – LISTEN - Before you spend – EARN - Before you write – THINK - Before you quit – TRY - Before you die – LIVE!!!!! It’s all about life. Something to consider. Please feel free to contact me at (515) 201-3281 with any questions you may have. Optimism has a Solid Base - It’s Maine-Anjou!!! Maines on the Move, Dave Steen AMAA Commercial Development Director

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Heifers like these along with high quality bred females available for sale all fall private treaty! Supreme Champion Colorado State Fair

- Offering the top 15 out of our 120 heifer calves Sires represented are Ante Up, Banker, Twitter, iBull and High Regard - Offering 15 bred heifers Sires represented are NAGE Banker Hours and Angus Soo-Line sons, due to calve March 1

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The 2015 Performance Plus Nagel Bull Sale will be held February 10. Watch for more details!

Pictures &Performance TLM Dutchess 403B

TLM Super Stout 021XX TLM Dutchess 464P Reg. # - 446296 bw: 2.6 ww: 38 yw: 75.4 m: 14.8 m&g: 33.9 Congratulations to the Brubaker Family, Indiana, on their purchase of this great prospect!!

TLM Ms Elite 364A

TLM Super Stout 021XX TLM Miss Elite 413P Reg. # - 444999 bw: -2.7 ww: 26.5 yw: 63.5 m: 25.5 m&g: 39 Exhibited by Ethan Forkner

TLM Miss Spice ET 305A

KBSC Watergate 1WX TLM Miss Spice 219M Reg. # - 439030 bw: 4.2 ww: 43.1 yw: 86 m: 30 m&g 51.7 Exhibited by Clay Forkner

TLM Progress 341A

reserve grand champion bull 2014 Missouri State Fair











22.6 7.2


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KBSC WatergateX TLM Amy 718T Purebred │ Polled │Homo. Black Reg. # - 439046 DOB: 3/1/2013 Act. BW - 88 lb. Adj. WW - 734 lb. Adj. YW - 1,177 lb. REA - 16.2 in. Fat - 0.34 in. IMF - 3.95 SC - 38 cm.


Our top prospect from the 2013 spring calf crop!

Congratulations to the winning exhibitors of RRRC Sports Illustrated calves at the 2014 Missouri State Fair. Of the 4 animals exhibited, they claimed grand and reserve in both the Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer female shows! Thanks to the Carlson’s for selling us one-half interest in this great breeding bull. His fall calves are on the ground here and are looking great!

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A Bale of Hay, a Bucket and a Scoop by Ed Creason

What do you consider a bale of hay to weigh, how much can a bucket hold and how big is your feed scoop? Dr. Densil Allen, a retired veterinarian from Knob Knoster, Mo., recently said, “A bale of hay, a five gallon bucket and a scoop are not standard measurements.” Just take a moment to think about that. We all get into “measuring” feedstuffs in quantities that are comfortable and easy for us. How do we know if our cattle are getting the proper nutrients when we use these measurements? What is the size of your bale of hay? Is it a small square bale, a big square bale, a big round bale or stacked? Is it 4’X5’ or 5’X6’? How much difference is there in weight between all of these different bales of hay? How much difference is there in the available nutrients in these bales of hay? A bale of hay can be different sizes and shapes. A bale of hay can have different nutrient density if it is stored outside versus being stored inside or being baled as haylage and being wrapped. The quality of hay affects the passage rate of the hay and nutrients through the rumen. Better quality hay actually passes through the rumen faster than poorer quality hay and the cattle are able to absorb more nutrients from the high quality hay. How much can your chore bucket hold? Is it a three gallon bucket, a five gallon bucket, a skid steer bucket or a tractor loader bucket? How much difference is there in size and the amount of the feed stuffs that will fit into the “bucket”? How much difference is there in 14 October 2014

the amount you are feeding in each bucket you feed? When we look at feedstuffs, there can be quite a bit of difference in the weight of feedstuffs in the bucket. A bucket full of soybean hulls weighs quite a bit less than a bucket full of soybean hull pellets. The pellets are in a denser form and aren’t as “fluffy” as the regular soybean hulls. A bucket of cracked corn is going to weigh more than a bucket of beet pulp or cottonseed hulls. Just think about the density of the feed and how much difference there is in weight. What is a scoop? Is it a gallon coffee can, a plastic cup, a plastic feed scoop or maybe it is a scoop from the loader bucket of the tractor? How much difference is there in weight between the different feedstuffs in each scoop? There is still quite a bit of difference in weight based on the density of the feedstuffs we are using. What if you have someone else chore for you? Maybe you consider a scoop to be a heaping scoop and the person doing chores for you considers a scoop that is "pretty much full" to be a scoop. This would be a little different measurement than you usually have. Cattle have nutrient requirements and those requirements change at different stages and different production in their life. Producers need to be aware of these nutrient requirements and make sure that they are being met so that the cattle can perform as close to the expectation as possible. If we look at a cows nutrient requirements they change every month of the year due to the energy

Table 1 - Nutrient Requirement of Beef Cows Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cows 1



10.25 4.78 0 15.03

10.25 5.17 0 15.42

10.25 4.13 0.01 14.39

NEm required (Mcal/day) MaineTainer Lactation Pregnancy Total

Months Since Calving

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10.25 3.1 0.03 13.38

10.25 2.23 0.07 12.55

10.25 0 0.16 10.41

8.54 0 0.32 8.86

8.54 0 0.64 9.18

8.54 0 1.18 9.72

8.54 0 2.08 10.62

8.54 0 3.44 11.98

8.54 0 5.37 13.91

Mature weight, 1,172 lb; calf birth weight, 88 lb; age at calving, 60 mo.; peak milk, 17.6 lb; age of calf at weaning, 30 weeks; breed code, Angus; milk protein, 3.4%; calving interval, 12 mo.

Table adapted from Merck Manuals, Management and Nutrition, Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cows

needed for maintenance, pregnancy or lactation. They also change with the changes in the weather. The colder it gets the more energy it takes just to maintain body temperature or if it gets too hot, then the cows spend energy trying to dissipate heat to keep their body cooler. If we look at table 1 and the nutrient requirements of beef cows, each month after calving we can see that when they calve their nutrient requirements are pretty high due to maintenance and lactation. As we go out more month’s, lactation requirements decline and pregnancy requirements increase along with regular maintenance requirements decrease a little once calves are weaned and lactation is no longer a requirement. If the cow is at peak nutrient requirements and we have really cold weather the nutrient requirements increase more and it makes it more difficult for the cow to maintain her body weight. If we look at a two-yearold first calf heifer that is still growing while nursing a calf then her nutrient requirements are going to be higher than the five-year-old cows that are being used for this table. This increase is due to the added energy needed for growth and lactation. Making sure you know the nutrient content of the feedstuffs you are feeding your cattle, the nutrient requirements of your cattle and if you are meeting those requirements will help your animals perform to

the expectations that you have for them. Feed analysis can be done on feedstuffs that you feel you need a better idea of what the nutrient analysis is of that feedstuff. The nutrient requirements of your cattle can be found in cattle resources online, through extension or feed publications or by talking to your extension person or feed representative. These tools will help you be more knowledgeable and help you make sure that you are meeting the requirements of your cattle so they can perform to their potential. Remember, a bale of hay, a five gallon bucket and a scoop are not standard units of measurement. Without knowing what you are feeding you can over feed or under feed your animals and then they won’t be on the path you have planned for them. I don’t expect you to weigh every bale, bucket or scoop of feed that you feed but have a good idea of what the weight and nutrient analysis is of the feedstuffs you are feeding so that you can meet the requirements of the cattle you are feeding and give them a chance to perform to the expectations that you have for them. If you have questions about feedstuffs, nutrient requirements or feed analysis please contact your local extension representative or feed representative for assistance.

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


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

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


by Kiley Elder I hope your summer has treated you well. I know we have been busy, it seems like just yesterday we were sitting in Louisville at the junior national and now I have just finished my second to last state fair 4-H show. Where has all the time gone? One of my favorite parts of the summer was attending the Faces of Leadership/National Youth Leadership Conference (NYLC) in Fayetteville, Ark., at the end of July. It was held with the Hereford and Shorthorn associations and was an absolute blast. Not only do you get to spend time getting to further know your breed, but we got to meet other kids in different breeds from all across the country. The highlights of NYLC for me this year were visiting Tyson Foods, Inc. We toured their Research and Development and sensory divisions. It was a once in a lifetime experience and showed a different side of the industry. Another favorite was dinner on the Branson Belle. We were served dinner while a magic show, comedy routine and concert happened in front of us, while we were going across Table Rock lake! After dinner we had a dance on the third deck and went back out on the lake. Another amazing experience was visiting Willow Springs Cattle Co. We cannot thank the Walker family enough for their hospitality and showing us around their incredible operation. I encourage you all to attend NYLC next year! I hope all your summers went well and you all have a great fall. Best Wishes, Kiley Elder October 2014 17


Important onlIne regIstratIon InformatIon

Due to changes with our online registration login, current members using this service will have to create an online account. Here are the steps: • Type in your breeder number and password as you normally would. • You will be prompted to enter an e-mail address. • Enter a valid e-mail address and your normal password (you do not need to change your password). This information will be updated to your account and you may login as you normally would from that point on. Note: Online registrations are not automatically registered. They’re completed in the order they’re received.

Busy season Is fast approachIng

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

sTAff John Boddicker, executive vice president Dave Steen, commercial development director Marcena Fulton, registrar Lindsey Broek, Voice editor/director of communications Devon Stewart, director of youth activities Rhonda Boddicker, administrative assistant Brandi West, office assistant Tammy Seevers, office assistant Donna Grame, office assistant execuTive cOmmiTTee: jirl Buck, president mike Holden, 1st vice president marty van vliet, 2nd vice president cody Tebbenkamp, secretary/treasurer Alicia rigdon, at-large region i jason minnaert - (309) 489-6024 400 Westview Dr. - Atkinson, IL 61235 Dennis moore - (618) 410-3325 30992 State Hwy. 16 - Jerseyville, IL 62052 cliff randall - (318) 719-0560 2043 Robert Gray - Vidalia, LA 71373 eric Walker - (479) 601-3567 14844 Walker Rd. - Prairie Grove, AR 72753 region ii mike O’Hara - (406) 899-6903 Box 1475 - Fort Benton, MT 59442 Alicia rigdon - (417) 540-3986 19591 187th Ave. - New London, IA 52645 cory Thomsen - (605) 730-2397 40460 254th St. - Mitchell, SD 57301 marty van vliet - (641) 780-0631 372 90th Ave. - Otley, IA 50214 region iii jirl Buck - (580) 795-7271 18478 Cattle Drive - Madill, OK 73446 Brett carter - (918) 914-3085 12594 N. C.R. 3340 - Stratford, OK 74872 john Griswold - (405) 780-3300 5922 S. Brush Creek Rd. - Stillwater, OK 74074 jim Hett - (303) 435-1271 P.O. Box 175 - Roggen, CO 80652 At-Large cody Tebbenkamp - (660) 641-2671 3705 Forum Blvd., Apt. 818 - Columbia, MO 65203 mike Holden - (712) 652-3200 559 240th St. - Scranton, IA 51462 Barry Nowatzke - (219) 872-6218 9335 W. 200 N. - Michigan City, IN 46360

RegistRations foR upcoming shows

It is now time to register show animals for winter 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 as of Dec. 31, 2013 (covers eight head). If rush work is faxed, it will be considered a rush unless otherwise specified. It is the breeder’s responsibility to give us a follow-up phone call to make sure the work is legible and to cover all fees. It is not our office staff ’s responsibility to call breeders that fax in registration work. No work will be released until payment is complete. Rush work is processed ahead of the regular work that is received in our office and mailed by regular mail within one to two business days. We will do our best to complete rush work that is received in our office by 2 p.m. (Monday – Friday). There is no sameday turnaround. If requiring a registration number only, it will still be considered a rush as we still have to process the work to obtain the number. If you need to have registrations sent out by overnight delivery, there is an additional fee (in addition to the rush fee) for sending overnight. We normally use Federal Express (Fed Ex) and the charges are based on Fed Ex fees at that given time. Again, let us emphasize, it is your responsibility to contact our office to make arrangements for overnight delivery so that we have the correct shipping address and payment before sending. Fed Ex WILL NOT deliver to a post office box. A rush will be picked up by Fed Ex the next business day for delivery the following day. For big weekend events, such as state expos, we reserve the right to require work to be in our office no later than 2 p.m. on the Wednesday prior to that weekend’s show. Please plan ahead. If a paper is needed within two weeks, a rush will be required at this time of year. Thank you.

mapp inVentoRies foR 2015 aRe Due

All AMAA members who are enrolled in the MAPP program and who wish to receive EPDs on animals within your herd, please enroll electronically and pay for any active Maine-Anjou dams and 2015 dues no later than December 31, 2014. Please cancel any animals you no longer have in your herd as you are enrolling. If you are unable to electronically submit your MAPP inventory, please contact our office to request paper copies of your inventory as soon as possible. If you have more than one account within the family you will need to login to each account to submit each inventory. If you no longer wish to remain in MAPP, you must contact our office or submit in writing that you wish to be removed from the program. A $50 reactivation fee will be applied to re-enter MAPP once you have been removed from the program. Any MAPP participants that do not submit inventories by the December 31 deadline will be billed for all active dams and dues in January 2015. If you are unsure as to what program you are in, log in to your online account and look for “Membership Type”. If it does not say MAPP, then you are not in this program and will not be required to submit any information. To log in to your online account, go to maine-anjou. org, click on “login” (green tab), enter breeder number and password. To set up password go to “create account” first. Click on MAPP inventory at the top of the page once logged in. MAKE SURE TO CLICK ON SUBMIT once you’re ready to electronically send to the AMAA. You should be able to go to a payment screen if submitted correctly. Please make sure to finish the transaction to completely submit your inventory.

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


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

association, the pedigree and testing must be on file with the AMAA. The charge to add a sire pedigree will be a one-time charge of $40. If the AMAA finds that the pedigree has already been paid for by another breeder, the $40 charge will not be applied. Dams registered at another breed association may also be added for a one-time charge of $25. See the new selfbilling sheet for foundation fees.


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


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

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.




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


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

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

Purchase registration blocks

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

uPcoming show information

American Royal Maine-Anjou Show Kansas City, Mo. Kansas City Marriott Downtown 200 W. 12th St. Kansas City, MO 64105 (816) 421-6800 Ask for the Hereford block. Rates are $99. 2014 North American International Livestock Exposition (N.A.I.L.E.), Louisville, Ky. Hotel Headquarters Courtyard Marriott 819 Phillips Lane Louisville, KY 40209 (502) 368-5678 Ask for the AMAA block. Rates are $119. 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 $90.

DoubleTree Denver 3203 Quebec St. Denver, CO 80216 (303) 321-3333 Ask for the AMAA block. Rates are $105. Fort Worth Stock Show Fort Worth, Texas Hotel Headquarters Radisson Fort Worth - Fossil Creek 2540 Meacham Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76106 (817) 625-9911 Ask for the AMAA block. Rates are $95. 2015 National Junior Heifer Show Hotel Headquarters Crowne Plaza Springfield 3000 S. Dirksen Pkwy. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 529-7777 Ask for the “American Maine-Anjou Association” block. Rates are $109. Holiday Inn Express 3050 S. Dirksen Pkwy. Springfield, IL 62703 (217) 529-7771 Ask for the “American Maine-Anjou Association” block. Rates are $99.


Registering Bulls Born After Jan. 1, 2014

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

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Board of Director Profiles Dennis Moore Region I Dennis Moore grew up on a commercial cattle operation in central Illinois. He later left the farm and pursued different occupations. In 1987 he married his wife, Sara. They have three daughters, Taylor, Hannah and Morgan. In the early 90’s Moore decided it was time to get back in the beef cattle industry. and began purchasing Maine-Anjou genetics using different blood lines. Currently he and his family run cows that are raised for breeding and showing purposes. Starting in 2014 he will run a cow herd consisting of approximately 250 head. “Maine-Anjou cattle have many strengths” says Moore. They excel in performance, feed efficiency, disposition and carcass traits. “Maine-Anjou cattle can add bone and muscle size while maintaining the soft made appearance people are looking for,” says Moore. Moore feels it is necessary for Maine-Anjou breeders to remain focused on producing good quality cattle that are sound structured, maternal and easy calving. Moore is an avid supporter of the junior MaineAnjou association. He feels it is important that we as breeders encourage commercial producers to use Maine-Anjou genetics. “We need to start with local and state wide beef associations and educate cattlemen on the value Maine-Anjou genetics can add to their herd,” says Moore. Moore is currently serving on the board of directors as the chairman of Breed Improvement.

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Marty Van Vliet Region II Marty Van Vliet farms 2,000 acres of row crops and runs approximately 125 cows with his father, Tom. He got his start in the Maine-Anjou breed in 1980 with a purchase from Flying Dutchman Ranch. The Van Vliet’s have exhibited cattle throughout the U.S. and Canada. Their highlights include grand champions in Denver, Kansas City, Houston and Canada’s Agribition. They also raised the 1998 Gold Standard grand champion bull in Denver and have been recognized as the AMAA National Breeder of the Year. When asked what important issues face the breed, Van Vliet said “First and foremost, the genetic disorder problem needs to be addressed and dealt with so we can continue to tackle our goal of a greater share of the commercial market.” He says getting more hard data for the breed’s EPD records is a must to stay even with competitors for bull buyers. To elevate the perception of the Maine-Anjou breed in today’s beef industry, Van Vliet believes in taking a positive informational approach to the immediate problems and dealing with them quickly. He also believes in continued breed promotion with emphasis on data collected. Van Vliet says the breed should continue to work to make cattle more uniform and to market Maine-Anjou genetics with high integrity both at high profile events and at home.

Jim Hett Region III Jim Hett has been in the livestock business since his high school days. In 1999 he increased the size of his cattle herd and purchased about 12,000 acres south and east of Fort Morgan, Colo. When looking for sires to use on his commercial cows, he became aware of the positive influence that would be made in his herd with the use of Maine-Anjou genetics. As Hett’s daughters, Taylor and Tori, grew he found himself dealing with 4-H and FFA projects to which he directed Maine-Anjou breeding with winning results. In investigating different breeds of cattle in his search for sires, Hett came upon information that led him to believe that the Maine-Anjou breed, although the most recent continental import, might be a very good choice for his operation. Their size, color, milking and marbling ability were traits he wanted to maximize in his herd. They’re easy keeping, have the ability to gain at lower costs, their new genetic pool and the fact that less-than-purebreds could be registered were added advantages. Their reputation as hard calvers was dispelled when he began using Maine-Anjou bulls on his own herd. He found that proper selection of dams and sires produced as easy a calving experience as any breed and better than most large breeds of cattle. From his own experience Hett has learned the advantages of crossbreeding using Maine-Anjou genetics. His work has been in establishing a reputation herd of this breed to which others seeking the best cattle can come for information and product. His use of A.I. and embryo transfer has enabled tremendous genetic gain in his cattle. Hett and his family are great showmen and can be found promoting and showing Maine-Anjou cattle at many of the national shows such as the American Royal, Ak-Sar-Ben, Junior National and National Western. The crew also shows in the two county fairs in Weld County and the Colorado State Fair. Hett believes the influence of the breed is just beginning.

Leon Matlock Region III Leon Matlock grew up on a second generation cowcalf operation and has spent his entire life in the cattle business. While completing his agronomy degree, Matlock actively helped on his family operation before starting his own. The Matlock family is now on to its fourth generation in the cattle business with three generations still actively raising and showing MaineAnjou cattle. He has been involved with the MaineAnjou breed on a national level for over 20 years and served as the president of the Oklahoma Maine-Anjou Association for several years and serves as a MaineAnjou breed representative for the Oklahoma State Fair and Oklahoma Youth Expo. Some of the strengths that drew Matlock to the Maine-Anjou breed were their maternal traits, temperament, growth rate and carcass yields. Matlock feels the Maine-Anjou breed has 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 a reason”, says Matlock. Matlock’s vision for the future of the Maine-Anjou breed is continual growth to the commercial sector and an increased demand for Maine-Anjou genetics by commercial breeders. Matlock feels continued MaineAnjou 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 their exceptional genetics.” says Matlock. Matlock 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 Maine-Anjou cattle. “When people see animals being exhibited that are good natured, as well as genetically sound, they are naturally drawn to that breed,” says Matlock. The Matlock family has been presenting ...continued on page 24 October 2014 23

Maine-Anjou genetics to the public since 1990 when his son began showing them. The Matlock’s have repeat customers who always come back to purchase Maine-Anjou bulls and cows to use as the cornerstone of their commercial breeding programs. They have also helped as sponsors, organizers and participants with junior national shows since 1992. The Matlock operation has over 20 years of promoting MaineAnjou genetics.


Jim Opperman At-Large Jim Opperman started breeding Maine-Anjou cattle in 1980 by breeding his 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. Opperman feels that one of the biggest strengths of the Maine-Anjou 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” says Opperman. Opperman looks for the Maine-Anjou 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. Opperman promotes Maine-Anjou 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 served as treasurer of the Iowa Maine-Anjou Association for the past three years and serves as the Maine-Anjou sale manager at the Iowa Beef Expo. 24 October 2014

The following AMAA Board of Director positions are up for election. The AMAA Board of Director positions to begin during the AMAA Board of Director committee/board meetings at the 2015 Fort Worth Stock Show. Region 1 │One position open. │Dennis Moore can rerun. Region 2 │One position open. │Marty Van Vliet can rerun. Region 3 │Two positions open. │Jim Hett can rerun. At-Large │One position open. A ballot has been included in this issue for your convenience. All ballots must be postmarked on or before Dec. 1, 2014. Please contact the AMAA office with any questions that you may have regarding this year’s election.


Beginning with the 2015 NWSS Maine-Anjou yard activities ALL MaineTainers will be eligible for the pen-of-three show and Bright Lights sale.

Bright Lights Sale

Besides the MaineTainer eligibility change the Bright Lights sale will be working under a new commission schedule for consignors. In the past, the sale has employed a 12% commission on all sale animals. Starting in 2015 the first $8,000 of a sale animal will be a 12%, after $8,001 and up the commission charge will be 4%.

Junior show reports

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Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

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

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reserve Champion Mainetainer Female

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Columbus, Ohio Judge: Roger Allen, Illinois

Exhibited by: Ali Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio

Exhibited by: Kaitlyn Thompson, Troy, Ohio

Exhibited by: Kathy Lehman, Shelby, Ohio

Exhibited by: Macie Ott, Norwalk, Ohio

Indianapolis, Ind. Judge: Scott Schaake, Kansas

Exhibited by: Layne Sanders, Greensburg, Ind.

Exhibited by: Samuel Burtsfield, Goshen, Ind.

Exhibited by: Auburn Harvey, Straughn, Ind.

Exhibited by: Maci Chamberlin, Winchester, Ind.

Springfield, Ill. Judge: Jeff Bedwell, Oklahoma

Exhibited by: Lucas Wisnefski, Wyoming, Ill.

Exhibited by: Derek Richie, Buckingham, Ill.

Exhibited by: Isaac Taber, Abingdon, Ill.

Exhibited by: Clayton Beck, Mt. Auburn, Ill.

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Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female

Sedalia, Mo. Judge: Dale Riley, St. James, Mo.

Exhibited by: Cassidy Barker, Kearney, Mo.

Exhibited by: Jaden Riley, Marshall, Mo.

Exhibited by: Cassidy Barker, Kearney, Mo.

Exhibited by: Kylie Selway, Williamstown, Mo.

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Des Moines, Iowa Judge: Bob Adcock, Illinois

Exhibited by: Cade Van Vliet, Otley, Iowa

Exhibited by: Ben Weis, McIntire, Iowa

Exhibited by: Riley Sieren, Washington, Iowa

Exhibited by: Makenna Buesing, Stockton, Iowa

Grand Island, Neb. Judge: Cody Sankey, Indiana

Exhibited by: Morgan Gall, Clarkson, Neb.

Exhibited by: Caitlyn Walbrecht, Lincoln, Neb.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR│ Huron, S.D. Judge: Randy Daniels, Georgia

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Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Exhibited by: Maesa Dvorak, Lake Andes, S.D.

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Halley Becking, Florence, S.D.

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Exhibited by: Julianna Albrecht, Howard, S.D.

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Adrianne Schaunaman, Aberdeen, S.D.

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OPEN shOw rEPOrts

OhIO stAtE FAIr│ Columbus, Ohio Judge: Dale Grubs, Indiana

INDIANA stAtE FAIr│ Indianapolis, Ind. Judge: Tyler Cates, Indiana

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Mainetainer Bull

reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Mainetainer Female

reserve Champion Mainetainer Bull

Grand Champion Mainetainer Female

Exhibited by: Austin Hunker, Bellevue, Ohio

Exhibited by: Kaitlyn Thompson, Troy, Ohio

Exhibited by: Kathy Lehman, Shelby, Ohio

reserve Champion Mainetainer Female Exhibited by: Macie Ott, Norwalk, Ohio

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Exhibited by: Jessica Shafer, Thornville, Ohio

Exhibited by: Candace Muir, Waynesfield, Ohio

Exhibited by: Campbell Cattle Co., Cedarville, Ohio

Exhibited by: Michaela Blanding, Wolcott, Ind.

Exhibited by: John Dickerson, Martinsville, Ind.

Exhibited by: Leslie Rogers, Patoka, Ind.

reserve Champion Mainetainer Female

Exhibited by: Snake Run Cattle, Princeton, Ind.

ILLINOIS STATE FAIR│ Springfield, Ill. Judge: Eric Gerdes, Iowa

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Jonathan Pettigrew, Columbia City, Ind.

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: A.J. Line, Seaton, Ill.

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Exhibited by: Fancy Creek Farms, Springfield, Ill.


Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Bull

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female

Exhibited by: Jonathan Pettigrew, Columbia City, Ind.

Exhibited by: Robin Butler, Frankfort, Ind.

Exhibited by: Huffman Maine-Anjou, Warren, Ind.

Exhibited by: Isaac Taber, Abingdon, Ill.

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Exhibited by: Encore Livestock, Gilman, Ill.

Exhibited by: Krista Zueger, Stockton, Ill.

Exhibited by: Brown Farms, Avon, Ill.

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IOwA stAtE FAIr│

Des Moines, Iowa Judge: Chris Peuster, Missouri

MIssOUrI stAtE FAIr│ Sedalia, Mo. Judge: Christine Gabel, Colorado

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female

reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Exhibited by: Cade Van Vliet, Otley, Iowa

Exhibited by: Avery Bennett, Richland, Iowa

Exhibited by: Kassi Rice, Parkersburg, Iowa

Exhibited by: Jodi Opperman, Manning, Iowa

Exhibited by: Rachael Carlson, Plattsburg, Mo.

Exhibited by: Cassidy Barker, Kearney, Mo.


Grand Champion Mainetainer Female

Grand Champion Mainetainer Bull

Grand Champion Mainetainer Female

reserve Champion Mainetainer Female

reserve Champion Mainetainer Bull

reserve Champion Mainetainer Female

Exhibited by: Chloe Van Vliet, Otley, Iowa

Exhibited by: Cody Fausch, Cambridge, Iowa

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Exhibited by: Bremer Show Cattle, Blakesburg, Iowa

Exhibited by: Kourtney & Renee Grimm, Audubon, Iowa

Exhibited by: Cassidy Barker, Kearney, Mo.

Exhibited by: Rachael Carlson, Plattsburg, Mo.

NEBRASKA STATE FAIR│ Grand Island, Neb. Judge: Randy Daniels, Georgia

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Exhibited by: Rachael Carlson, Plattsburg, Mo.

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Steph Kersten, Gretna, Neb.

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Exhibited by: Gateway Genetics, Pierce, Neb.

SOUTH DAKOTA STATE FAIR│ Huron, S.D. Judge: Lydell Meier, Tennessee

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Exhibited by: Everett Forkner, Richards, Mo.

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Exhibited by: EMS Enterprise, Gothenburg, Neb.

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Halley Becking, Florence, S.D.

Grand Champion MaineTainer Bull

Exhibited by: Trace Alexander, Brookfield, Mo.

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Exhibited by: Miranda Raithel, Falls City, Neb.

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female

Exhibited by: Maesa Dvorak, Lake Andes, S.D.


Reserve Champion MaineTainer Bull Exhibited by: Rick Larrick, Shelbina, Mo.


Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Felt Farms, Wakefield, Neb.

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OPEN show reports

COLORADO STATE FAIR│ Huron, S.D. Judge: Teddy Morgan, Colorado

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female

Exhibited by: Julianna Albrecht, Howard, S.D.

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Blind Badger Ranch, Fort Morgan, Colo.

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Nolan Carlson, Julesburg, Colo.


Reserve Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Travis Hofer, Bridgewater, S.D.

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Exhibited by: DeJong Ranch, Kennebec, S.D.

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Female Exhibited by: Nolan Carlsom, Julesburg, Colo.

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Bull Exhibited by: Blind Badger Ranch, Fort Morgan, Color.

Grand Champion MaineTainer Female Exhibited by: Joslyn King, Cope, Colo.


OCT. 5

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Bull

Exhibited by: DeJong Ranch, Kennebec, S.D.

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The Iowa Maine-Anjou Association is now accepting entries for the 2015 Iowa Beef Expo Maine-Anjou sale. This sale will be an open consignment with all states being invited to consign. Contact Jim Opperman today for entry information. All entries will be due November 23, 2014.


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Bright Lights

Maine-Anjou Sale

Entry Deadline: Nov. 15, 2014

Saturday, Jan. 17, 2015, 3 p.m. Est P.O. Box 1100 │ Platte City, MO 64079 (p) 816.431.9950 (f) 816.858.9951

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2015 Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Bull & Female Sale 3 p.m. Saturday, January 17 • 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: New to this year’s sale, 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. - Sale order will be determined by the points each bull accumulates. - 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. • Sale order for consigned females will be determined by the AMAA sale committee. • ONly PHA and TH FREE consignments will be sold. • Steve Bonham, Oklahoma, will be the auctioneer.

oFFicial entRY FoRM │ entRY deadline: nov. 15, 2014

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

State: _____________ Zip Code: ____________

Telephone: ________________________________________________________

Social Security: ____________________________

Animal Name



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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Lab# Status


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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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Our Brand Beef!

by Devon Stewart Full coverage of the 2014 Faces of Leadership Covention, Fayetteville, Ark. October 2014 43


The Maine, Shorthorn and Hereford junior boards along with Craig Bacon at the Tyson Discovery Center. 100 juniors. Three breeds. One brand. Our brand well. They had the kids participate in team building is beef! Each year juniors from across the country exercises to get them ready for the week. The kids gather together for a week full of leadership and were anxious to load the buses for a tour of the Bacon fun. This year, the American Junior Maine-Anjou Cattle and Sheep ranch. The Bacon family had a great Association (AJMAA) was honored to join both the evening planned, including outdoor games and an National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) and outstanding meal. the National Junior Shorthorn The convention only got “The amount of new people Association (NJSA) in Arkansas more exciting on Monday when you meet at the conference is for the second annual Faces of participants were able to tour ridiculous. These are friends you’ll Leadership Convention. a facility of the second largest have for a lifetime. Not to mention The week kicked-off with an beef packer in the United States, the amazing farms you get to visit. Tyson Foods, Inc. Juniors toured interactive presentation given by Krista Cupp of Tyson Foods, It’s a phenomenal experience and the Tyson Discovery Center, opportunity.” Ladd Inc., on social media and how participated in a consumer our generation can use it to show the picture of product analysis and were able to create their own agriculture. During her speech she had participants pizza for lunch. After Tyson, participants loaded the tweet their agricultural story and tell their followers bus for an afternoon full of history. They examined their beliefs about the industry. Following Cupp were art and the beautiful landscaping of the Crystal two energetic speakers, Tiffany Rogers and Levy Bridges Museum of American Art and were able to see Randolph. Randolph was a former National FFA Sam Walton’s 5 & 10, the start of what is now known President and Rogers served on the national board as as Walmart. The evening was spent in Branson, Mo., 44 October 2014

NYLC/Pride participants Danielle Funk, Whitney Walker, Kennedy Core, Faith Bomstad and Ladd Landgraf enjoying Sam Walton’s 5 & 10. aboard the Showboat Branson Belle. The juniors enjoyed a two hour cruise on Table Rock lake, live entertainment from a magician, flying violinist, live band and show choir and delicious dinner and dessert. After the general public exited the boat, the Branson Belle turned into the Faces of Leadership dance floor. 7:30 a.m. came very early for the juniors and directors as they loaded the bus to head to the University of Arkansas. Luckily the U of A

“NYLC is so much fun! You meet new people every year and learn more about the cattle industry. Not only is NYLC fun, it helps you become a better leader for the next generation.” Bevan poultry science department was prepared for sleepy participants and prepared fruit filled crepes topped off with powdered sugar. It was just what they needed to perk up before learning all about U of A’s prestigious poultry science department. The juniors then were given a presentation by the university’s Ag. Law department. Following the presentations, they loaded the bus and went to the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center where we enjoyed a great lunch catered by the famous Flying Burrito and learned about U of A’s animal science department. The junior’s then broke up into groups to participate in interactive activities with students and staff from the agricultural education and communications departments. Their last night in Arkansas was spent with the Eric Walker family. The kids enjoyed touring Willow Springs’ facility and participating in a few games. Lindsey Walker fed them a wonderful meal and

Eric Walker of Willow Springs Cattle Co., telling a little about their operation. Thanks to the walkers for their gracious hospitality! the Arkansas FFA Officers gave a presentation on Arkansas agriculture. Bryan Kutz, University of Arkansas livestock judging team coach, also talked about his program. The Walkers ended the evening by taking the kids to the water park where they enjoyed hours of fun swimming, diving, sliding, playing sand volleyball and enjoying an ice cream bar. As always, the juniors were sad to see their new friends take off the next morning. As a director, it is so rewarding to watch the kids joyfully discuss the conference and what they gained from the experience. On behalf of the AJMAA, I would like to send

“NYLC is a once in a lifetime experience every year. Not only do you get to visit a new part of the country and see what agriculture is like there, you also get to meet new kids from all over and visit some of the best operations in the industry.” Kiley a big Thank You to Amy Cowan, Bailey Clanton, Rachel Carlson and the NJHA for inviting us to join them at the Faces of Leadership convention again. We would also like to thank Gwen Crawford and the AJSA for joining us in Arkansas, the Craig Bacon family, the University of Arkansas, Tyson Foods, Inc., the Eric Walker family and all others involved in the preparation of this great event. We hope to see you all and more next year at the third annual Faces of Leadership Convention! October 2014 45

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Kennedy Core Age: 18 AJMAA Position: Secretary/Treasurer Extracurricular Activities: Volleyball, basketball, track and FFA Plans for the Future: I plan to attend a four-year university and major in the agriculture industry in some way. My favorite aspect of being on the junior board is... Getting to be further involved in such a great industry and making an impact on the younger kids. My favorite hobby is... Showing cattle, of course! If I could judge one show it’d be... Iowa State Fair steer show The easiest way to make me angry is... Say you’re going to do one thing and then do the complete opposite. If I could meet one person it’d be... The Big Man above! My favorite AJMAA memory is... Playing volleyball against the Hereford and Shorthorn boards at NYLC in Arkansas this past summer. While on the junior board I want to accomplish... I would really like to find a way to get more kids to attend NYLC in the summer. It’s an unbelievable experience and you learn so much! Bevan Holmgren Age: 18 AJMAA Position: Region I Director Extracurricular Activities: FFA, 4-H, St. Joseph County Farm Bureau Youth Director, Indiana Junior Beef Cattle Association Board of Directors, Board of Trustees at Lakeville United Methodist Church Plans for the Future: Attend South Dakota State University to study animal science. A saying to live by... “To Whom much is given, much is expected.” I would never... Break a promise. My favorite aspect of being on the junior board is... The people I have been able to meet. My biggest fear is... Letting people down. My favorite sports team is... Indianapolis Colts If I could judge one show it’d be... The National Junior Heifer Show, Bred & Owned My favorite AJMAA memory is... Working the showring as a junior board member at the junior national this year. While on the junior board I want to accomplish... Meet new and interesting people and help promote the breed.

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Ladd Landgraf Age: 17 AJMAA Position: Region 3 Director Extracurricular Activities: FFA, 4-H, showing Plans for the Future: Major in agricultural sales and marketing at Oklahoma State University and then come home to help dad with the family fertilizer business. I would never... Live in a town where Sonic does not exist. My favorite aspect of being on the junior board is... Getting to know all of our juniors on a more personal level. Not only as a fellow showman, but also as a supporter who gets the honor of standing ringside when they do well. My biggest fear is... I actually have a million fears, but my two most realistic ones are probably snakes and spiders. If I could judge one show it’d be... NAILE. I love Louisville. Everything from the bowls of cheese fries, the green shavings and especially that moment when you’re walking down the ramp. Even if it’s for the hundredth time, the second the arena comes into view and you see all of the cattle walking out there is an amazing feeling. The easiest way to make me angry is... Not listening to me in my own barn My greatest accomplishment is... Winning supreme heifer in the open show at Fort Worth in 2012. My favorite AJMAA memory is... My first year at NYLC, all of the kids and board members sitting around in one hotel room getting to know everyone and drinking red bulls.

Reighly Blakley Age: 18 AJMAA Position: President Extracurricular Activities: FFA, BPA and my church. Plans for the Future: I am starting my first year of college at Oklahoma State University and I am majoring in animal science and agricultural communications. After graduating I am still a little unsure of what I will be doing, however, I do know that it will involve agriculture and of course the cattle industry! I would never... Commit to something with the intentions of quitting or not giving my all! I am a firm believer that if you sign up for something, no matter what it is you should work your hardest to be as successful as possible! My favorite aspect of being on the junior board is... Getting to speak with, and interact with, not only the youth of our association, but also have the opportunity to interact with the adults of our association. My biggest fear is... Snakes! I have been terrified of snakes since I was a little girl and still to this day I can’t kill one. I will wait 20 minutes for my mom to

come kill it if there is one at the show barn! I never go to a show without... Determination to do my very best! Even if I don’t win or do as well I hoped to have done, if I know that I tried to do my very best then I will be satisfied. The easiest way to make me angry is... The easiest way to make me angry is to be lazy and expect people to do things for you. I have always enjoyed helping others, however I can’t stand when people expect things to be handed to them. My greatest accomplishment is... My greatest accomplishment is winning the Star in Agribusiness at the Oklahoma FFA convention. My favorite AJMAA memory is... Being elected to serve on the American Junior Maine-Anjou Association Junior board. It is a once in a lifetime opportunity and I couldn’t be happier to serve on an amazing board for a great breed. While on the junior board I want to accomplish... Finding more activities for the juniors throughout the year, work closer with the adult board, and the junior board getting more information about beef products to the general public.

trainer and am on the power lifting club at our school being able to lift over four and a half times my weight! If I could meet one person it’d be... Jesus! He is the one anyone should want to meet. Our creator of life itself! How blessed am I to have him working in my life? My favorite AJMAA memory is... Being the 2013-2014 American Maine-Anjou Queen. I had an amazing time working with the board, the people, the princesses, and of course Devon Stewart and Lindsey Broek! Being able to represent this breed at every show this past year was truly an honor. I also would like to say that I know our new queen, Mikayla Denney is going to do a phenomenal job! While on the junior board I want to accomplish... Getting to know all of the junior members. I want to get to know everyone on a personal level so I can grow in friendships and in our association as a whole. I also will attend as many major shows as possible and be available to help our association with doing anything anybody may need. Lastly, I would like to make sure that our youth is educated on our industry and maybe even teach them about how we as producers are feeding the world!

Tayler Gall Age: 18 AJMAA Position: At-Large Director Extracurricular Activities: FFA, 4-H, speech, youth group, volleyball, track, dance, livestock judging and power lifting club. Plans for the Future: In the future I plan on attending a junior college majoring in animal science. I would also like to livestock judge. After that I would like to attend a four-year college, preferably the University of Nebraska-Lincoln or Kansas State University.

Taylor Goering Age: 16 AJMAA Position: Region I Director Extracurricular Activities: I am a nine year member of 4-H and also in FFA. I’m in several breed associations and serve as the secretary of the Kansas Junior Shorthorn Association. Plans for the Future: After I graduate from college, I’d like to continue with managing a cow-calf operation and also be in sales, probably feed or pharmaceuticals.

A saying I live by... “Anything can be accomplished through determination, hard work and God.” If I could live off one food for the rest of my life it would be... Oreos! I am literally addicted to Oreos, in particular the chocolate filled ones. I am known in my school for having Oreos in my book bag or with me at all times! I wish I were better at... Baking and cooking. Next year I will be off to college and my mom says I may starve. She is training me this year so that it does not happen. My favorite aspect of being on the junior board is... The people! The AJMAA is definitely an association with great people. I love meeting new people and being able to feel like I belong. The junior board welcomed me into this family my first year and now I have the opportunity to be a role model for our new junior members and help them meet and love the people who make up our association! My favorite hobby is... Running and working out. Some say I am obsessed and they are probably right! Running is truly something I’ve always enjoyed. I’ve found it relieves stress and also is a way to better yourself. I play sports and have been very successful in track. I also workout with a

If I could live off one food for the rest of my life it would be... Spaghetti I wish I were better at... Life. There are so many decisions to make and so many options available. I worry about making the best choice. My parents tell me “make the best decision you can with the information you have at that point in time.” That means that down the road, you may learn that the other choice may have been better, but you can’t dwell on that decision. Learn from it and move on. My favorite aspect of being on the junior board is... Meeting new people, being a leader to others and learning something new. If I could judge one show it’d be... American Royal Showmanship My greatest accomplishment is... Being selected champion showman at the American Royal, Chianina and Charolais junior nationals in 2013. My favorite AJMAA memory is... As of now, getting to meet all of the board members and making new friends from across the nation. While on the junior board I want to accomplish... Being a better person and getting others involved in the junior association.

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Kiley Elder Age: 18 AJMAA Position: Region II Director Extracurricular Activities: Cheerleading, track, FFA and National Honors Society Plans for the Future: I plan to attend a junior college and be part of their livestock judging program. After completing junior college, I would like to attend Oklahoma State University or Kansas State University. A saying I live by is... “If your dreams don’t scare you, they aren’t big enough.” I would never... Swim with sharks. I could bring myself to do a lot of dangerous things but not that. My favorite aspect of being on the junior board is... Getting to work with the young junior members. They have a passion and drive for what they are doing, that is so inspiring. My biggest fear is... Being in a car accident My favorite hobby is... Showing cattle, it takes up most of my time and is more of a lifestyle than a hobby. I never go to a show without... My show harness, not only has it been zip tied to perfectly fit me, but it also has special numbers. My favorite number in it is one that was from NWSS in 2009. My greatest accomplishment is... I have been blessed throughout my show career, so picking just one is hard. It would have to be between winning junior nationals in 2009 and 2012 or the fact that each heifer we have brought to NAILE has come back with a banner.

While on the junior board I want to accomplish... Getting the juniors more involved in all of the activities. If I would not have chosen to be involved at such a young age, I feel like I would not be on the board because I would not have developed the relationships and love for the breed that I have.

Hunter Randall Age: 17 AJMAA Position: Vice President Extracurricular Activities: Hunting and fishing Plans for the Future: I plan to attend Louisiana State University after high school to try and get a medical degree. A saying I live by is... “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” If I could live off one food for the rest of my life it would be... It would probably be fried chicken I would never... Skydive. Even thinking about it scares me to death! My favorite AJMAA memory is… The first time I won the speech contest. I wish I were better at... Technology. I am always getting friends to help me figure stuff out. My favorite aspect of being on the junior board... Working the ring at national shows. My favorite sports team is... The New York Yankees on a professional level, but the LSU Tigers on the college level. While on the junior board I want to accomplish... A tighter union among the juniors. I want to see everyone getting to know each other and making friends all over the country that will last a lifetime.

Pictured from left (bottom row): Tayler Gall, Ladd Landgraf, Bevan Holmgren, Taylor Goering (top row): Hunter Randall, Reighly Blakley, Kennedy Core, Kiley Elder 50 October 2014

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1 - N.A.I.L.E. entry deadline, Louisville, Ky. 4 - Keystone International Livestock Expo (K.I.L.E.) open Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer shows, Harrisburg, Pa. 5 - K.I.L.E. junior Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer shows, Harriburg, Pa. 18 - Buck Cattle Co., Fall Premier Sale, Madill, Okla. 18 - Mid Continent Farms 29th Annual Club Calf Sale, Washington, Kan. 19 - Sullivan Farms Maternal Legends, Dunlap, Iowa 21 - Willow Springs Cattle Co., Online Sale, Prairie Grove, Ark. 26 - Bushy Park Farm Tradition of Excellence, Mitchell, S.D. 31 - American Royal junior and open Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer shows, Kansas City, Mo.

November 1 - Jones Show Cattle High Standards Female Sale, Harrod, Ohio 1 - Winegardner Show Cattle Harvest of Excellence, Harrod, Ohio 9 - Blind Badger Ranch Back to the Basics IX, Fort Morgan, Colo. 15 - N.A.I.L.E. junior Maine-Anjou show, Louisville, Ky. 16 - N.A.I.L.E. junior MaineTainer show, Louisville, Ky. 19 - N.A.I.L.E. open Maine-Anjou and MaineTainer shows, Louisville, Ky. 29 - Moore Land & Cattle 3rd Annual Online Sale, Alton, Ill. 29 - Mid Continent Farms Top Cut Female Sale, Washington, Kan.

December 6 - Buck Cattle Co., Sharing the Tradition Sale, Madill, Okla. 24-31 - AMAA office closed.

January 1 - AMAA office closed. 14 - National Western Stock Show (NWSS) yard cattle check-in, Denver, Colo. 15 - Bright Lights sale bull evaluation, Pepsi Arena, Denver, Colo. 16 - NWSS pen-of-three bull and heifer show, Pepsi Arena, Denver, Colo. 17 - Bright Lights Maine-Anjou Sale, Denver, Colo. 18 - NWSS junior and open Maine-Anjou & MaineTainer show, Denver, Colo.

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