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GCA President’s Report by David Gazda GCA Executive Vice President’s Report by Josh White GCA Leadership Georgia CattleWomen’s Report by Nanette Bryan Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Report by Merritt Daniels

Industry news

Your Beef Buck$ at Work Meet GCA Executive Committee Member Jan Scott House of Representatives Passes Farm Bill GCA’s New Director of Communications and Youth Activities Region RoundUp Information New Executive Director of United Braford Breeders Named 2013 Regional Beef Cattle Conference at Auburn University Cost of Poor Calf Health Climbs Quantitative Qualities by Bailey K. Toates New Opportunities in Beef Cattle Genomic Testing Young Cattlemen’s Conference 2013 GCCPA Field Day 2013-2014 GJCA Officer Team Taking Beef to Victory Lane by Sarah Grogan

Reader services

New Members In My Opinion by Richard Gebhart GCA Facebook Photo Contest Winner Good Moos! Chapter Connections Georgia Beef Bites by Suzanne Black Associate Members Dealing with Climate Change by Baxter Black Local Market Reports Beef Management Calendar for the Month of August Calendar of Events Goin’ Showin’ Advertising Index

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Enjoy our special Angus section on pages 33-53.



56 Reproductive Efficiency in Beef Herds by Lee Jones

Executive Vice President: Josh White, Director of Operations: Michele Creamer, Director of Communications & Youth Activities: Bailey K. Toates, GBB Director of Industry Information & Public Relations: Suzanne Black, Membership and Facilities Coordinator: Sherri Morrow, GBB Program and Compliance Coordinator: Tricia Combes,

MAGAZINE STAFF Editor: Josh White, Industry editorial: Bailey K. Toates, or Advertising: Bailey K. Toates, Graphic artist: Gayla Dease, Illustrator/cartoonist: Dennis McLain, Billing: Michele Creamer, Circulation: Sherri Morrow,

THE GEORGIA CATTLEMAN The August 2013 cover of Georgia Cattleman magazine features bred Angus heifers of Hillside Farm enjoying the lush Bermuda and fescue pastures. Angus feature begins on pg. 33. Cover photo by Bailey K. Toates The Georgia Cattleman magazine and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association reserve the exclusive right to accept or reject advertising or editorial material submitted for publication. The editorial content contained in this magazine does not necessarily represent the views of the Georgia Cattleman magazine or the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.

GCA MISSION STATEMENT The mission of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association is to unite cattle producers to advance the economic, political and social interests of Georgia’s cattle industry.

GEORGIA CATTLEMAN (USPS 974-320, ISSN 0744-4451) is published monthly by the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, 100 Cattlemen’s Drive, P.O. Box 27990, Macon, Georgia 31221. Subscription rate of $45.00 per year. Periodical Postage Paid at Macon, GA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER — Send address changes to GEORGIA CATTLEMAN, 100 Cattlemen’s Drive, P.O. Box 27990, Macon, Georgia 31221. For advertising information, contact Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, P.O. Box 27990, Macon, GA 31221. Phone: 478-474-6560. • G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N

Hear what these producers have to say.... “I've planted this field for 30 years and planted many varieties of ryegrass. BIG BOSS ryegrass has out performed them all!” — Ken Boss, Boss Brothers in Loganville, Ga. “We've planted Prine, Marshall and Passerel Plus in the past. For the past three years we’ve planted Big Boss ryegrass and have been more than pleased with the results. It’s disease resistant, cold tolerant and produces tonnage. It has definitely out performed the competition!” — Justin and Trent Davis of Davis Farms in Sylvester, Ga. “Big Boss Ryegrass is the real deal. Great producer, great yields, customers ask for it by name!” — Roger Serritt, Calhoun Farm Supply

RYEGRASS FORAGE PERFORMANCE, 2011-2012 • lb/acre tifton Brand-Variety Big Boss Flying A Marshall Nelson Passerel Plus Prine

1-05-12 1473 1259 1773 1361 1564 1710

Plains Brand-Variety Big Boss Flying A Marshall Nelson Passarel Plus Prine

12-19-11 1102 1261 1130 1416 1073 1209

calhoUn Brand-Variety Big Boss Flying A Marshall Nelson Prine marianna Brand-Variety Big Boss Flying A Marshall Nelson Passerel Plus Prine statewide sUmmarY Brand-Variety Big Boss Flying A Marshall Nelson Passerel Plus Prine

2-01-12 1623 2179 1430 831 2213 1-17-12 1530 1369 1117 984 1125 1053

Harvest Date 2-09-12 1534 1102 1263 1538 1191 1590

DRY MATTER YIELD Season Totals 3-15-12 2012 2-Yr Avg. 3281 6287 8169 2816 5177 6890 2775 5811 7561 3067 5966 8324 2555 5310 7523 2901 6201 7968

Harvest Date 1-26-12 3-01-12 1239 2224 1403 2404 1174 2459 1287 2078 1178 2069 1131 2182

DRY MATTER YIELD 4-13-12 4866 4961 5425 5343 4646 5046

Season Totals 2012 2-Yr Avg. 9430 8973 10029 8728 10189 9320 10123 9102 8966 8540 9568 8846

DRY MATTER YIELD Harvest Date 3-15-12 4-11-12 5-23-12 1946 5759 4693 1632 6038 3945 2229 5811 3663 1557 5771 4771 1883 5632 5296 DRY MATTER YIELD Harvest Date 2-13-12 3-21-12 4-16-12 5-22-12 1947 2739 1080 224 1796 2357 559 1734 2296 980 1662 2441 1206 1699 2147 1269 1860 2433 1074 348

TIFTON 2012 3-Yr Avg 6287 5177 6774 5811 7467 5966 8085 5310 7343 6201 7682

DRY FORAGE YIELD PLAINS CALHOUN 2012 3-Yr Avg 2012 3-Yr Avg 9430 14020 10029 7974 13794 11262 10189 8756 13134 11518 10123 8311 12930 11786 8966 7910 9568 8183 15024 12145

Survival % 100 100 100 100 100 100 Survival % 100 100 100 100 100 100

Season Totals 2012 2-Yr Avg. 14020 13389 13794 12025 13134 12263 12930 12702 15024 13249 Season Totals 2012 2-Yr Avg 7519 8076 6082 6996 6126 7271 6293 7076 6240 7211 6768 7202 2012 9912 9667 9711 9673 10264

STATEWIDE 2-Yr Avg 3-Yr Avg 10177 9214 8670 9714 9247 10043 9394 10021 9337

Bolding indicates entries yielding equal to highest yielding entry within a column based on Fisher’s protected LSD (P=0.10).

“The larger dairies and producers come in year after year and ask for it by name. That’s how we know Big Boss Ryegrass really works!” — Mitchell Faucett, Coastal Plains Farmers Co-op

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It’s hard to believe that summer has more or less come to an end, another school year has begun, and fall is just around the corner. The southeast has been blessed this summer with abundant rainfall, resulting in many lakes, farm ponds and streams reaching levels not seen in years. Though it has made field work and hay production a challenge, cattlemen are entering the fall with an abundance of grass and the prospects of stronger cattle prices in the coming months. The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and staff have a full calendar this fall beginning with five regional meetings. The first is scheduled for Aug. 13 in Calhoun at the Gordon County Extension Office. The remaining four meetings will be held at the following locations: • Aug. 27: Moultrie (Colquitt County Extension Office) • Aug. 29: Athens (UGA Livestock Instructional Arena) • Sept. 5: Lyons (Vidalia Onion and Vegetable Research Center) • Sept. 12: Perry (Houston County Extension Office) These meetings provide excellent opportunities for local chapter leaders to visit with GCA staff, executive committee members and regional vice presidents to discuss how we as an organization can better serve and grow our membership. Again, I would encourage each chapter to have one or more representatives from your leadership team attend one of these meetings within your region of the state. 6 August 2013

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GCA President dAVid GAZdA And FAMiLY The fall also signals the approach of the Georgia National Fair, held Oct. 3-13 in Perry, and the Sunbelt Ag Expo, held Oct. 15-17 in Moultrie. Both GCA and the Georgia CattleWomen’s Association will have a presence at these events. Both are great opportunities for you as a GCA or GCWA member to volunteer a few hours of your time to assist our Macon staff as they share our story of how the beef industry responsibly provides a safe, healthy

“Less than two percent of our population is involved in production agriculture. We must join together to explain our business needs to our urban brethren. After all, they pass the laws, interpret the regulations, and control the purse strings of our government. The cattlemen’s association in your state, no matter where you live, needs your insight, wisdom, input and membership if they are to continue to be a valid voice for

“The cattlemen’s association in your state, no matter where you live, needs your insight, wisdom, input and membership if they are to continue to be a valid voice for cattle producers.” - Joe Elliott and nutritious product to the consumer. In closing, I would like to share a short excerpt from a sale catalog of a family friend, Joe Elliott of Robert Elliott and Sons, Adams, Tenn. In his note, Joe recognizes and relays the importance of both the state agricultural commissions and cattlemen’s associations in his home state of Tennessee and the neighboring state of Kentucky. Each of these organizations works to start and/or maintain programs for the enrichment of farmers and cattlemen.

cattle producers. Joining your cattlemen’s association presents an opportunity to help shape your destiny.” As we enter into the fall season, let’s take advantage of the vast number of opportunities within our state to invest ourselves in the betterment of our association and industry. I look forward to seeing you at one of the previously mentioned events. Please feel free to contact me or any of the staff at GCA if we can be of service to you in any way. GC

Your Beef Buck$ at Work suZAnne  BLACk  And  Josh  White  teamed up to hit various media outlets during Beef Month. Suzanne reached the Macon area through a cooking demo on NBC affiliate WMAZ Channel 13 where she spoke about beef grilling, nutrition and convenience. Josh and Suzanne had a blast talking beef and cattle production on the south’s largest talk radio station, WSB radio. The “Atlanta Living” show with Belinda Skelton broadcast a live “Grillapalooza” from an Atlanta area Kroger.

CAttLeMen  ChAPters ACross  the  stAte  oF GeorGiA engaged in Beef Month promotions. Madison County Cattlemen hosted a steak biscuit breakfast for local professionals at the Madison County Chamber of Commerce (pictured top left) where Suzanne and Madison County local Phil Munro spin the "Beef Trivia" wheel to test Phil’s beef knowledge. Baldwin-Jones-Putnam Cattlemen’s Chapter (pictured at left) grilled beef brisket samples for shoppers at a local Harvey's grocery store while speaking with consumers about beef. Suzanne Black and Sarah Grogan teamed with the chapter where they reached beef lovers of all ages.

three teAMs CoMPeted in Athens this year at the Beef Industry Scholarship Challenge. Pictured: Team Dawgs competing in the Industry Issues section of the challenge where they did a presentation on current issues in the industry.

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Back to Basics


is certainly easy to get caught up in the fast pace of life and daily tasks in America 2013. While technology is certainly a blessing in many ways, being constantly connected can be a burden. As a society we tend to focus too much on events around the country or the world that have no real impact on our lives. Being informed is a good thing – but being addicted to “breaking news” or Hollywood gossip can cut down on our productivity and cause unwarranted emotional trauma. The recent rainy weather – while frustrating if you are trying to row crop or bale hay – has provided an excellent “interruption” in many of our schedules and the opportunity to slow down and “take stock.” Stepping back for a day or two to focus on what is most important is a wise practice both personally and professionally, no matter what your business. I was blessed to be able to take a few days off around the 4th of July and escape to the beach with my family (careful – you may get some sand on you as you read this month’s column). Taking time away to focus on the kids and seeing how much they have changed since the last beach trip was a real eye-opener. Time is flying by and we should be good stewards of time and our windows of opportunity, just as we are good stewards of our land and cattle. At Georgia Cattlemen’s Association we periodically take time to step back and evaluate our priorities, programs and activities. Our staff and volunteer leaders always go back to the basics and make sure our work lines up with the mission statement (found on pg. 4 of Georgia Cattleman each month). It is more valuable than you know to hear from our committees and individual members as we set priorities and continually move GCA forward. It takes time and money for volunteer leaders to participate. I can’t thank each one of you that attends the annual convention or summer conference enough for the sacrifice you make to impact our organization and industry. For those that can’t make it to convention or summer conference, we are again holding five Region Roundup meetings during August and September at locations around the state (see pg. 25 for more details). This is another forum for local chapter leaders to speak directly into the future of our organization. State leaders have plans to share and we need your input. We also want to hear suggestions and feedback on current benefits and programs.

Josh White


As always, the most beneficial part of these meetings is hearing from other local chapter leaders about what is working in their area. The region vice presidents have added a new twist to the round-up meetings this year. There will be door prizes – including a drawing at the end of the meeting series which will see one participating chapter receive $500. Thanks to a great group of sponsors, each meeting will include a meal. We have consistently drawn over 70 percent of active local chapters to the Roundup series. This year we hope you will make sure your chapter is represented and push us closer to 100 percent participation. I want to recognize another group of leaders that go above and beyond the call of duty by serving on the national level as GCA representatives on committees or as board members for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA). These folks travel on their own dime to places like Denver or Washington, D.C. They serve on checkoff and policy committees, very similar to our state level committees, with cattlemen and cattlewomen from across the country to help promote and defend our industry on a national level. I have the privilege of serving on the joint Federation of State Beef Councils/Cattlemen’s Beef Board checkoff focused Freedom to Operate Committee. During our meeting at the NCBA convention in February, one of the Tyson Foods Beef division speakers discussed how Tyson was preparing to conduct performance audits of feedyards which would focus largely on humane treatment of animals. This is a prime indication of how so-called “animal rights” groups are incrementally influencing our industry. We must continue to be proactive with voluntary certification programs, such as Beef Quality Assurance, if we have any hope of maintaining consumer confidence. The level of questions about animal treatment and production practices continue to increase when we are in urban and suburban settings conducting beef promotion events. An initiative that has received major emphasis recently, and should help as we answer consumer questions, is the beef sustainability project that NCBA is currently finalizing. If you were at the GCA Convention, you heard Bo Reagan describe this initiative as “the first of its kind” in the way that it is looking at our industry comprehensively. Several scientists including, Jude Capper, have done research to help scientifically define beef’s environmental impact. The new sustainability project will take the research to a new level and provide science-based, factual answers to many of our customers’ toughest questions. It’s all about getting back to the basics of making sure we are doing the right thing, proving it through sound science and sharing our story with consumers. GC [Josh White is GCA and Georgia Beef Board Executive Vice President]

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G e o r g i a C a t t l e m e n ’s A s s o c i a t i o n GCA LEADERSHIp TEAM

Your GCA leadership team is here to serve you. Contact us with your ideas about our association or to visit about the cattle industry. DAVID GAZDA President 1985 Morton Road Athens, GA 30605 706-227-9098

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE MEMBERS Kristy Arnold, Screven, 912-294-3485 Lee Brown, Colbert, 706-207-7048 Carroll T. Cannon, TyTy, 229-776-4383 Brent Galloway, Monticello, 678-410-6070 Kyle Gillooly, Wadley, 478-494-9593 Jan Scott, Hazlehurst, 912-309-2349

Email: MELVIN pORTER President-Elect 168 Hardman Rd., Jefferson, GA 30549 706-654-8283

Email: RANDY FORDHAM Vice President 65 Corey Drive Danielsville, GA 30633 706-207-1301

Email: BILLY MOORE Treasurer 172 Hidden Lakes Drive Gray, GA 31032 478-986-6893

Email: JOSH WHITE Executive V.P. 100 Cattlemen’s Drive / P.O. Box 27990 Macon, GA 31221 478-474-6560


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GCA Immediate past president: Chuck Joiner, 770-832-7299 425 Gray Road, Carrollton, GA 30116 NCBA Directors: Randy Fordham, Danielsville, 706-207-1301 Steve Blackburn, Waynesboro, 214-912-1993 Foundation Chairman: Bill Hopkins, Thomson, 706-564-2961 CattleWomen’s president: Nanette Bryan, Summerville, 706-397-8219

GCA pAST pRESIDENTS 1961-1963 Ben T. Smith, Atlanta GCA REGIONAL 1963-1966 Henry Green, Sr., St. Simons VICE pRESIDENTS 1966-1968 Dr. Jack Tuttle, Barnesville 1968-1970 J.W. Trunnell, Cochran Region 1: James Burton, 423-838-0941 1970-1971 K.J. Hodges, Blakely 1971-1972 Edward B. Pope, Washington Region 2: Eddie Bradley, 706-994-2079 1972-1974 George Berner, Warm Springs 1974-1976 Dr. O.E. Sell, Milner 1976-1978 Joe Gayle, Perry Region 3: Ron Ward, 706-213-9175 1978-1980 Sam Hay, Covington 1980-1981 Lee Campbell, Carrollton 1981-1982 Charles Baker, Calhoun Region 4: Bill Cline, 770-251-3518 1982-1983 Webb Bullard, Camilla 1983-1984 Bobby Rowan, Enigma Region 5: Charles Woodward, 678-725-2292 1984-1985 Harvey Lemmon, Woodbury 1985-1986 Don Griffith, Buchanan 1986-1987 Gene Chambers, Douglas Region 6: Tammy Cheely, 706-465-2136 1987-1988 Mike Peed, Forsyth 1988-1989 Sam Payne, Calhoun 1989-1990 Bobby Miller, Lula Region 7: Steve Lennon, 706-577-1400 1990-1991 Newt Muse, Carrollton 1991-1992 Howard T. Jones, Foley, AL 1992-1993 Mark Armentrout, Roswell Region 8: Rodney Hilley, 770-567-3909 1993-1994 Ralph Bridges, Lexington 1994-1995 Lane Holton, Camilla Region 9: Mike Burke, 706-551-3025 1995-1996 Jim Goodman, Temple 1996-1997 Dr. Frank Thomas, Alamo 1997-1998 Joe Duckworth, Milledgeville Region 10: Scotty Lovett, 229-938-2187 1998-1999 Betts Berry, Chickamauga 1999-2000 Curly Cook, Crawford 2000-2001 Chuck Sword, Williamson Region 11: Derek Williams, 229-315-0986 2001-2002 Robert Fountain, Jr., Adrian 2002-2003 Louie Perry, Moultrie Region 12: Ray Hicks, 912-682-8670 2003-2004 Tim Dean, Lafayette 2004-2005 John Callaway, Hogansville 2005-2006 Bill Hopkins, Thomson Region 13: John Moseley, Jr., 229-308-6355 2006-2007 Dr. Jim Strickland, Glennville 2007-2008 Evans Hooks, Swainsboro 2008-2009 Mike McCravy, Bowdon Region 14: Kurt Childers, 229-775-2287 2009-2010 Bill Nutt, Cedartown 2010-2011 Bill Bryan, Summerville Region 15: Alvin Walker, 912-282-1717 2011-2012 Steve Blackburn, Waynesboro 2012-2013 Chuck Joiner, Carrollton

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G e o r g i a C a t t l e m e n ’s A s s o c i a t i o n L o c a l p r e s i d e n t s Ogeechee .......Romaine Cartee / 912-531-0580 Oglethorpe .......Andrew Gaines / 706-202-5742 Pachitla ...........B.J. Washington / 229-835-2745 Peach ....................Willis Brown / 478-956-2798 Piedmont..............Glenn Hayes / 404-272-7298 Piney Woods .........Steve Smith / 912-278-1460 Polk ....................Jason Bentley / 770-855-0082 Pulaski ...................Terry Moore / 478-952-0685 Red Carpet ........Doug Bramlett / 770-796-1901 Satilla ...............Alvin Walker Jr. / 912-449-5352 Seminole..............Bruce Barber / 229-524-8633 South Georgia .....Lavawn Luke / 912-345-2102 Southeast Georgia ......................Charles Harris 912-288-3437 Stephens ...............Mark Smith / 706-779-7362 Tattnall ................Newley Halter / 912-690-0789

Taylor .................Wayne Wilson / 706-656-6351 Thomas.......Charles R. Conklin / 229-228-6548 Three Rivers .....Derek Williams / 229-315-0986 Tift.......................Buck Aultman / 229-382-3202 Tri-County..............Alan Sowar / 770-668-4226 Tri-State ...................Gary Autry / 423-902-5925 Troup ..................Tom Mahaffey / 770-329-7197 Turner ..................Randy Hardy / 229-567-9255 University of Georgia .....................Jenna Lacey 850-712-3329 Walton.............Sammy Maddox / 770-267-8724 Washington.......Bobby Brantley / 478-240-0453 Wayne ................Randy Franks / 912-294-6802 Webster .................Andy Payne / 229-828-2140 Wilkes..................Shane Moore / 706-678-5705 Worth.................Donald Gilman / 229-776-3779


ABAC .................Jacob Nyhuis / 352-536-5496 Amicalola............George Lyons / 706-265-3328 Appalachian..........Phillip Jones / 770-894-2479 Baldwin-Jones-Putnam ...................David Lowe 706-485-6436 Banks ...............Bobby Whitlock / 706-654-8745 Barrow.............Mike Pentecost / 770-868-6046 Ben Hill-Irwin......Ronny Branch / 229-457-0407 Berrien .....................................................Vacant Blue Ridge Mountain .............Laurie McClearen 706-946-6366 Brooks......................Jeff Moore / 229-263-4248 Burke ........................Milo Hege / 706-554-4933 Carroll ..................Chuck Joiner / 770-301-3243 Clarke-Oconee......Jimmy Willis / 706-769-0828 Colquitt .........Thomas Coleman / 229-941-2930 Cook.......................Sean Resta / 229-896-8285 Coweta ..................Robert Allen / 678-923-6159 Crawford Area .......Doug Bailey / 478-361-3024 Decatur .................Stuart Griffin / 229-246-0951 Elbert ........................Ron Ward / 706-213-9175 Floyd..........................Joe Rush / 706-346-7157 Franklin .............Daryl Freeman / 706-491-3354 Grady ...................Caylor Ouzts / 229-377-7561 Greene Area.............John Dyar / 706-453-7586 Hall ................Steve Brinson Jr. / 770-869-1377 Haralson ..................Joe Griffith / 770-301-9113 Harris................Sandy Reames / 706-628-4956 Hart ........................Jason Fain / 706-436-9299 Heard...................Keith Jenkins / 770-854-5933 Heartland ..............Tony Rogers / 478-934-2430 Henry ....................Howie Doerr / 404-502-6267 Houston...............Wayne Talton / 478-987-0358 Jackson....................Cole Elrod / 678-410-1312 Jefferson ...Donavan Holdeman / 478-625-1076 Johnson Area ..........Will Tanner / 478-278-1922 Laurens ...............Brad Childers / 478-376-4670 Lincoln.............Stan Tankersley / 706-359-7389 Little River.........Michael Griffith / 706-465-3741 Lowndes ...........Andrew Conley / 706-781-8656 Lumpkin ..........Anthony Grindle / 706-300-6605 Macon....................Ron Conner / 478-847-5944 Madison .................Trey McCay / 706-789-2173 Meriwether......Harvey Lemmon / 706-977-9222 Mid-Georgia .....Ray Brumbeloe / 770-567-0808 Miller...................Trent Clenney / 229-758-2844 Mitchell ............J. Dean Daniels / 229-336-5271 Morgan.........................Ed Prior / 706-474-0355 Murray ................Chris Franklin / 706-263-2008 North Georgia ........Wesley Hall / 770-888-7249 Northeast Georgia ........................David Barnes 706-499-7194 Northwest Georgia ........................Don Douglas 706-259-3723 Ocmulgee ..............Jim Cannon / 229-467-2042

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Virgil Arnett, Sylvania

Kyle Keene, Abbeville

Audrey Rivers, Franklin

Robbie Arnold, Fairmount

Linda Kuhn, Waynesboro

Keith Rivers, Franklin

Charles Berry, Covington

Donald Lane, Vienna

Sharron Rivers, Franklin

Matthew Buchanan, Clayton

David Larkins, Danielsville

Jacob R. Segers, Tifton

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Ted Maddox, Winder

Stephen Simpson, Milledgeville

Eli Castleberry, Gainesville

Dennis Oliver, Macon

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Sam Castleberry, Gainesville

Clay Parker, Hahira

Blake Tate, Gainesville

Sharon Cowart, Twin City

Jacob Phillips, Cumming

Leon Thompson, Twin City

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Anna Pike, Franklin

Olivia Tierce, Adairsville

Joseph Levi Davis, Clyo

Maylee Grace Porter, Franklin

Barry Walker, Dublin

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Megan Ward, Woodbury

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Michael Wheeler, Coolidge

Brant Harrell, Camilla

Shylie Richards, Franklin

Joseph Wilborn, Fairburn

Bill Hembree, Winston

Darren Richmond, Ringgold

William Young, Tennille

David G. Hickox, Bishop

Addison Rivers, Franklin

Larry Holdeman, Bartow

Alyssa Rivers, Franklin

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Meet GCA Executive Committee Member Jan Scott


Share what it means to be an Executive Committee member and some of the responsibilities you undertake. answer: It is a very exciting time for agriculture in Georgia, and even more exciting to see people so interested in the origin and quality of food. To sum it up simply, a safe food supply. The opportunity to serve on the Georgia Cattlemen’s Executive Committee allows me the opportunity to serve an organization that provides the tools needed to get our product from the pasture to the plate and ensure we as producers are producing safe, wholesome beef – all while providing the necessary education to the general public about the health benefits and at the same time assuring the quality of Georgia Beef. I view my responsibility as an executive committee member to be three-fold: one being ensuring that our organization remains financially viable while continuing to meet the needs of our membership; secondly, we must continue to make strides in educating the general population about the health benefits of beef and assure them we are producing a safe product; and lastly, we need to continue outreach programs to increase our membership, involving as many beef producers as possible.


Describe your background and involvement in the beef cattle industry. answer: Agriculture runs very deep in my veins. I was born and raised in Coffee County, Ga., where my family milked 150 Holstein cows and were row crop farmers. Needless to say most of my days before college were spent in a dairy barn. I was very involved in the 4-H program in Coffee County where I was able to earn Master 4-Her status in two different events. I was involved in the Georgia Junior Livestock Program, showing steers and heifers all through school. From my years of exhibiting beef cattle I came to love this business. After high school I went on to finish my Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Mercer University – Southern School of Pharmacy. I now own and operate a small independent pharmacy in Nicholls, Ga. Along with my husband, Jimmy, and children, Ben, Jared and Anna, we own and operate Wiregrass Cattle Company. We are a cow-calf operation producing club calves, replacement heifers and bulls. We also farm 600 acres of cotton and peanuts. My family is very involved in the Georgia Junior Livestock Program where we show cattle, goats and sheep. We are also members of Georgia Club Calf Producers, Georgia Angus Association and the Georgia Simmental Association. I currently serve on the board of directors for the

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“I am concerned with the decreasing numbers of young people returning to the farm. This is an area of young and beginning producers in an age group that deserves some special attention. GCA needs to consider programs and educational opportunities that focus on this particular age group.”

Georgia Junior Livestock Foundation and the Georgia Angus Association.

Q In your opinion, what is the most pertinent issue Georgia’s beef industry is facing today? answer: In my opinion, the most pertinent issue facing the beef industry in Georgia and the rest of the country is continuing to ensure the public that we are the most conscientious people in the world about producing a safe and wholesome food supply, yet at the same time there are no better caretakers of the land than farmers. Farmers love what we do and love the land we care for.... How many other people check the calving cows every hour or two day and night to ensure the new calf arrives alive and healthy. It is imperative we continue to educate the general public about what we do and why we do it. Q

What improvements or changes would you like to see evolve over the next year within GCA? answer: We must continue to meet the needs of our membership as well as get more beef producers involved in GCA. As with any industry, agriculture practices are constantly evolving and cattle production is no exception to the rule. Changes in technology change our practices constantly. We need to continue to provide the education to producers to facilitate using the advances in technology on the farm. GC G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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House of Representatives Passes Farm Bill The House of Representatives in a 216 to 208 vote has passed the 2013 Farm Bill (H.R. 2642). National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) President Scott George, a beef and dairy producer from Cody, Wyo., issued the following statement on the passage of the legislation: “First, we thank House Agriculture Committee Chairman Lucas of Oklahoma, who in this very difficult environment produced a farm bill that passed out of the House and continues the process toward providing farmers and ranchers the certainty they need. Passage of a 2013 Farm Bill is the top priority for NCBA, and today the House took the unprecedented step in separating the nutrition title from the farm bill, and passing a bill that only encompasses agriculture. This step is a major departure from the usual business of agricultural policy, but I am pleased that cattlemen and women are one step closer

toward final legislation which not only provides certainty for producers, but also incorporates priorities important to the cattle industry. “We are very pleased that this legislation includes disaster programs for our producers, which will extend disaster assistance for five years and retroactively covers losses in 2012 and 2013. The legislation authorizes conservation programs important to cattle producers as a tool to leverage private dollars with some federal support to further protect the land and natural resources. It contains language to prevent the United States Department of Agriculture from moving forward on the proposed GIPSA rule from the 2008 Farm Bill. “There are also important amendments included in the legislation which rein in the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). These amendments provides regulatory relief to cattle produc-

ers, prevent EPA from releasing producers’ personal information to third parties such as environmental activist groups and prohibit EPA from regulating forest roads under the Clean Water Act (CWA). “NCBA appreciates the efforts of Chairman Frank Lucas, Ranking Member Collin Peterson of Minnesota and their committee members who worked in a bipartisan fashion to pass a bill out of the Agriculture Committee. We will continue to work with the House and Senate conferees to ensure the final bill meets the priorities of America’s cattle industry.” GC

Senate Passes Border Security and Immigration Bill

Renewable Fuels Standard Repeal Act Introduced in the Senate

On June 27, by a 68 to 32 vote, the full U.S. Senate passed their comprehensive Immigration and Border Security bill (S. 744). Border security and immigration remains a top priority for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), and president Scott George, a cattle and dairy producer from Cody, Wyo., said he is pleased that Congress is continuing conversations on the issue. NCBA supports some of the provisions included in the Agricultural Guestworker Act, introduced in the House in April by Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.). “Border security and immigration have been one of our top priorities as set by our members in 2013. I am pleased to see that the Senate has continued the conversation on this important issue that affects all Americans, but especially rural Americans and our members who live and ranch along our borders,” said George. “We look forward to engaging with members of the House in ensuring the priorities of cattlemen and women are met in final border security and immigration reform legislation.” The House has not yet introduced its version of a comprehensive border security and immigration reform bill. Much like in the Senate, there is a “Gang of Eight” in the House that is working on such legislation. “A strong year-round workforce is paramount to the success of the cattle industry. Cattlemen and depend on a legal and stable workforce year round,” said George. “We recognize that the first step in ensuring the success of our workforce is securing and maintaining our borders. The conversations taking place on the Hill right now are keeping these issues front and center and we truly appreciate those efforts.” GC

Following an announcement by Sens. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) that they have introduced the bipartisan Renewable Fuels Standard Repeal Act (S. 1195), the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), National Chicken Council (NCC) and the National Turkey Federation (NTF) urge Congress to repeal the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). “The RFS has been such a poorly managed mess, it’s time to drain the swamp,” said NTF President Joel Brandenberger. “The RFS needs a fresh start in order to put in place a smarter policy on the mix of fuel and feed.” The RFS last year required 13.2 billion gallons of corn-based ethanol to be blended into gasoline; it mandates that 13.9 billion gallons be blended in 2013, an amount that will use about 4.9 billion bushels of corn, or about 40 percent of the nation’s crop. “Chicken producers are already competing with the weather,” said NCC President Mike Brown. “Why must we also compete with an inflexible federal mandate that voluntarily places another strain on our limited resources? I commend Sens. Barrasso, Pryor and Toomey for taking an approach that would let the free market decide whether corn should go to food or to fuel.” Livestock and poultry groups called on the administration last fall to waive the RFS for the second time since 2008. For the second time, in spite of the widespread drought and lowered harvest, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) refused to use the safety valve built into the biofuels mandate. “Cattlemen and women are self-reliant, but in order to maintain that we cannot be asked to compete with federal mandates like the Renewable Fuels Standard for the limited supply of feed grains,” said NCBA Policy Vice Chair Craig Uden, an Elwood, Neb., cattle feeder. “When EPA is unable to provide even a temporary waiver of the RFS during the worst drought in 50 years, it is apparent the RFS is broken and we appreciate the efforts of Sens. Barrasso, Pryor and Toomey to fix this flawed program.” NCBA, NCC and NTF call on Congress to repeal the RFS to ensure market stability certainty for rural American economies. GC G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Past Foretells Terrific Future for Grassroots Beef Promotion Programs

By richard gebhart, claremore, okla., chairman, federation of state Beef councils

Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, the Federation of State Beef Councils has a proud history. As the beef industry plans for future industry-funded programs, it’s a history worth studying. At the heart of the effort have been state beef councils – in my opinion the best possible marriage of accomplishment and grassroots participation. Collectively through the Federation, these state beef councils have given national programs a true producer-directed nucleus and direct accountability to the producers paying into the programs. State beef councils began appearing in the mid-1950s. Soon thereafter the National Beef Council was formed to move forward a national effort for beef promotion. When that organization was absorbed into the National Live Stock and Meat Board to form the Beef Industry Council in 1963, the country's first truly cooperative state/national beef marketing program was established. A little more than 20 years later state beef councils became a critical element in the development of a mandatory $1-per-head national Beef Checkoff Program. They saw the value of combining their efforts to maximize both efficiency and power. When the new program began in 1986, these groups not only served as collection managers, but sat at the decision-making table, as well. Today more than 700 industry leaders serve on boards of 45 Qualified State Beef Councils directing state-based efforts, and more than 100 serve as directors for the Federation of State Beef Councils. The Federation and the Cattlemen’s Beef Board each elect 10 representatives to sit on the Beef Promotion Operating Committee, which helps direct funding of national and international Beef Checkoff Programfunded efforts. 16 August 2013

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Furthermore, producer representatives on state beef councils serve on committees with CBB representatives that provide direction for Beef Checkoff Program projects. These efforts are managed by beef producer organizations and overseen by both the CBB and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

A decreasing cattle herd and greater competition will require that industry leaders work hard in the future to assure a checkoff program is flexible while remaining producerdirected, inclusive and successful.

Among the Federation’s current state/national system features: • It’s producer-directed. Producers in 45 states have a hand in this effort. • It encourages producer access. Participation in the industry at a local or state level makes sense. Those who get involved at the state level have an influence in national discussions. • It ensures accountability. Regardless of organization, producer leaders at the state and national levels hold their hired hands accountable, and are in turn held accountable for their oversight and direction.

It’s Inclusive. While states with the most beef production have a significant voice at the national level, they don’t operate the controls. Everyone has a voice and true to a cattleman’s sense of fairness – there’s always serious deliberation. • It’s flexible. The Federation allows for changes as needed to address consumer demand issues. • Its idea pool is deep. Because so many producers are involved, a wide variety of possible solutions to industry issues is evaluated. • It strikes a balance between state and national interests. A national program is important, but in surveys producers have stated they don’t want a system dictated from above. The Federation system, which relies on state representatives to provide both input and direction, strikes a proper state/national balance. • It’s time-tested. Over its 50year history the Federation has taken steps producers requested to keep things on track. A decreasing cattle herd and greater competition will require that industry leaders work hard in the future to assure a checkoff program is flexible while remaining producerdirected, inclusive and successful. Thanks to the foresight of beef producer leaders who developed state checkoffs, created a Federation to combine their forces and helped establish a national Beef Checkoff Program, we’re poised to build on history. Together, we’re a formidable state and national team. GC

Congratulations to Andrew Davis, EDR Simmentals, Statesboro, Ga., whose entry won the August “WET and WILD” contest. Stay tuned to the Georgia Cattlemen’s Assocation Facebook page for the September photo of the month contest!

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Madison County Cattlemen’s present Distinguished Service Award Madison County Young Farmer Advisor, Cindy Jones, was recently presented the Distinguished Service Award by the Madison County Cattlemen's Association (MCCA). MCCA Director, David Echols (pictured with Jones) sums up the selection committee's assessment, "she is a tremendous asset to our Agricultural Community and to our MCCA Chapter." The prize belt buckle award tops off what has been a banner year of recognition for Jones who was also named Young Farmer Advisor of the Year at the Georgia Young Farmer Association Convention in January. Jones played an instrumental role in planning for an agricultural academy that will be part of Madison County High School and will serve to provide for the workforce needs in the community. The pilot academy, which was advocated for by both MCCA and GCA, is the first of its kind to focus solely on agriculture within the state. She has already been making preparations to utilize the knowledge and skills of her Young Farmer members to help train students in the academy. GC

CindY Jones, Madison County Young Farmer advisor, receives Distinguished Service Award from Madison County Cattlemen's Association board member David Echols.

north region Animal science Area teacher Joins Faculty On July 28, Mr. Kent Benson joined the State Agricultural Education Staff as the new North Region Animal Science Area Teacher. Mr. Benson has been an agriculture teacher and FFA Advisor in Winters, Calif. for 26 years. He has provided leadership and expertise that produced National winning Livestock Judging Teams, runner up Ag marketing Teams, as well as teams that have competed internationally. “I know that his knowledge and experience will be a valuable service to all teachers and students in agricultural education,” said Christa Steinkamp, Curriculum & Technology Director for Ag Education. “Kent brings with him a sound philosophy of the three circle model of Agriculture Education and has served as a mentor to numerous new and apprentice teachers across Northern California.” 18 August 2013

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GCA  thAnks  ALL  indiViduALs,  CoMPAnies  And  ChAPters  Who  hAVe donAted to the BuiLdinG reModeL Fund so FAr. Donations are coming in weekly! We are very thankful to all the chapters who have donated. Chapters contributing through July 4th include: Ben Hill/Irwin, Burke Co, Coweta Co, Floyd County, Greene Area, Jackson Co, Northeast GA, Peach Co, Piedmont, Red Carpet and Three Rivers. Each donation takes us closer to our goal! Thank you!


the CLArke-oConee CAttLeMen’s AssoCiAtion recently sponsored a cookout for ESP kids (Extra Special People). The cattlemen brought cattle, goats, rabbits and chickens for the kids to see . There were 15 members who cooked hamburgers and hot dogs, followed by a BIG sheet cake with a farm setting on it. “Thank you again for all that y’all did!” said Jordan Beaman, ESP Communications and Special Events Coordinator, adding that the 125 people who attended “had so much fun!”

Beef Improvement Federation Meeting by Rodney Hilley

On June 13-15, I had the opportunity to represent the GCA Bull Test Committee at the annual Beef Improvement meeting in Oklahoma City, Okla. First of all, the meeting was outstanding, with speakers from around the country talking about the newest ideas and research on Beef Cattle breeding and management. The theme of this year’s convention was “Where Profit and Progress Intersect”. The meeting began on Wednesday night with a presentation by the National Association of Animal Breeders discussing the newest developments in Sexed

Rodney Hilley & Jessie Driggers

Jessie driGGers And  rodneY hiLLeY attended numerous outstanding meetings and also toured the historic Oklahoma City Stockyard, the Stuart Ranch, the Noble Foundation – and the tornadoravaged Moore, Okla., community.

Semen, especially as it pertains to timed A.I. breeding systems. Several new ideas are on the horizon for possible implementation that will hopefully make timed breeding more successful. The BIF meeting started on Thursday morning with an excellent panel discussion about crossbreeding vs. straight breeding. The consensus of most speakers was that crossbreeding was vital to the economic success of most breeding programs. There was also discussion about how the choice of systems affects consumer satisfaction and how breed utilization and production efficiency plays into that. The afternoon session included seminars on Advancements in Live Animal, Carcass and End Product, Advancements in Selection Decisions, which included discussions on genomic selections and Advancements in Producer Applications

which talked about new Mobile Apps, heifer development and tools for genetic improvement. On Friday, the discussion was about cow efficiency and genomic prediction. One thing is for sure about the BIF convention: not only will you learn a lot, but it sure causes a lot of thinking and questions about the whole beef production picture. On Saturday, we were taken on a great tour which included the historic Oklahoma City Stockyard, the Stuart Ranch and the Noble Foundation. Each of these was very interesting and educational. One other thing I would like to mention is that Jessie Driggers and I had the opportunity to visit the Moore, Okla., area that was hit so hard by tornadoes. I can say without a doubt that this area was hit harder than anything I have ever seen. Many brick structures – including what appeared to be apartments, houses and office buildings – were completely leveled. It was a miracle that more people were not injured or killed. It will take a lot of time and work to make that area complete again. Needless to say, the entire trip was very educational and memorable, and I appreciate the opportunity to attend. I would highly recommend that anyone who is serious about the beef business to try to attend the convention next year which will be held in Lincoln, Neb., and will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Meat Animal Research Center, located near there. G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Preparation and Cooking Time: 30 to 35 minutes Makes 4 servings ingredients • 1 pound well-trimmed boneless beef top sirloin or beef tenderloin steaks, cut 1 inch thick • 8 ounces medium mushrooms • 2 medium red, yellow or green bell peppers, cut into 1-inch pieces • Salt seasoning • 2 tablespoons olive oil • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano or 1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed • 2 cloves garlic, minced • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper instrUctions 1. Cut beef steak into 1-1/4-inch pieces. Combine seasoning ingredients in large bowl. Add beef, mushrooms and bell pepper pieces; toss to coat. 2. Alternately thread beef and vegetable pieces evenly onto eight 12-inch metal skewers, leaving small spaces between pieces. 3. Place kabobs on grid over medium, ash-covered coals. Grill kabobs, covered, 7 to 9 minutes (over medium heat on preheated gas grill, covered, 9 to 11 minutes) for medium rare (145°F) to medium (160°F) doneness, turning once. Season kabobs with salt, as desired.

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JusT CAN’T GET ENOuGh OF ThE suMMEr. Although I find a love for each season, I have always been drawn to warm weathered weekends. I love spending time outside while grilling, plus steak kabobs are one of my favorite options! They are great to grill and you can get everyone involved in making their own. This allows everyone to customize their own kabob. Recipes such as this one tend to take some time to BLACK assemble. I use this time to reflect. Sometimes life can pass us by so fast that we don’t know where the time has gone. I was preparing these delicious steak kabobs, and my mind began to wander. As cliché as it sounds, assembling this piece by piece made me think about how life’s pieces come together. As I made the choice of what to put on the skewer next – the steak or the mushroom – I thought back to how quickly my life has changed in the past few years. I thought about the choices I made to get me here today. Not too long ago, I was sitting in class anxious to figure out where I would make my next move and where I fit in the industry. Now, I work day after day to represent thousands of cattle producers. The support of my family, friends and ABAC led me to where I am today. Without those influences, my choice may not have been the same. Okay, your choice of what goes next on the skewer isn’t really life changing, but it sure will give you a little time to yourself. Even more importantly, time with your family. Everyone is sure to love what goes on their plate! Whether you are looking to kick back and relax a little, or need a fun recipe to get the kids involved, these steak kabobs are perfect for both. This recipe is also very fitting if you are looking for a lean meal. Enjoy, and don’t be afraid to let your mind wander. Use this opportunity as a little reminder to savor each and every blessing we encounter along our journey.

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Rain, rain, go away come again another day, we have got to get up hay! I know everyone knows what I am talking about. We need the rain but I wish we could just put a switch on it and turn it on when we need it. I hope everything is going well on your farm. Besides trying to get up hay, we are weaning calves. Usually it is Bill’s snoring that is keeping me awake but right now my nights are filled with the sound of calves serenading me to sleep. Besides the noise, it is one of my favorite times of the year. I was recently honored Don’t forget that we to be asked to speak at the have CattleWomen license North Georgia Cattlemen’s plates available for sale at meeting in June. It was the office for $10. If you ladies night and we had a are not a member we great time. I met some really would love to have you nice people and even gave come and join us; dues are out a few door prizes. $15 for state. If you would There are several events like to start a Cattlecoming up in the next few Women’s chapter in your nAnette BrYAn months. One you may not area just contact me or know about is the All American another board member and we would BEEF Battalion Steak Feed at be happy to help you. It is important Ft. Benning, Ga. This is a small way for us to be active in our industry to say “Thank You” to the brave men because there is a major disconnect and women and their families for the between consumers and where their sacrifices they make each and every food comes from. It is important that day for us. I like the slogan of, we tell our story to our neighbors, “Thanking our troops one steak at a friends and co-workers because if we time.” It is amazing to see how thank- don’t, other groups will tell it for us. ful they are for the steak dinner and it I recently read a piece asking seems like such a small gesture for all what does today’s cattlewoman look they do. like? And here is what it said in part: We will also be sponsoring the A cattlewoman is a strong, enthusiastic awards at the Georgia Junior Beef woman, who is willing to stand up for Futurity once again in Perry. This is what she believes in. She is strong at something we have been doing for home, on her farm, in a meeting, at a several years. We are always happy to social function or at a legislative venue. support our juniors for they are the She is someone who works on the farm future of our industry. The next two or she could be not necessarily a farm big events will be the Georgia State woman, but someone who strongly supFair in Perry and the Sunbelt Expo in ports the cattle industry and our agriMoultrie. We are always looking for culture heritage through education and volunteers to work during these and promotion. I believe this is a good any other events we have. Please if description. What you do matters and you are interested, call the Georgia you are important! Cattlemen’s office and let them Until next time, may God bless know. They would be glad to put you you and your farm. GC on the schedule.

GEORGIA CATTLEWOMEN’S ASSOCIATION OFFICERS President: Nanette Bryan 2830 E Armuchee Road Summerville, GA 30747 706-397-8219 President-Elect: Carolyn Gazda 1985 Morton Road Athens, GA 30605 706-227-9098 Vice-President: Cynthia Douglas 5500 Barnesville Highway The Rock, GA 30285 706-647-9414 Secretary: Carla Payne P.O. Box 246 Calhoun, GA 30703 770-480-7004 Treasurer: Sara Akins 1177 S. Coffee Rd. Nashville, GA 31639 229-686-2771 Past President: Brenda Brookshire 6179 State Hwy 60 Suches, GA 30572 706-747-3693 Parlimentarian: Peggy Bledsoe

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Prime Rib Courtesy Kim Reynolds, Chattooga County recipe from Beefin' Up the Kitchen

ingredients 1 (4-6 lb.) boneless beef rib roast 1 T. Worcestershire Sauce 1 tsp. garlic salt 3 T. cracked pepper 2 4-lb boxes rock salt 1/2 c. water instrUctions 1. Brush roast with Worcestershire Sauce. 2. Sprinkle with garlic salt and rub cracked pepper on all sides. 3. Pour rack salt to 1/2 inch depth in bottom of disposable aluminum pan. 4. Place roast in center of pan. 5. Add remaining rock salt, covering roast. 6. Sprinkle with water. 7. Bake in pre-heated 500 oven for 12 minutes per pound or meat thermometer reads 145 (medium rare). 8. Crack salt with hammer, remove roast and brush away extra salt. G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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ABAC Alumna New Executive Director of United Braford Breeders “I am thrilled to have Grace as a partner in the beef industry.” - Suzanne Black, GBB Coming to you from the pine trees and sandy flat lands of Northeast Florida is the United Braford Breeders new Executive Director, Grace Parker. Grace grew up around her family’s cattle and is a proud recent graduate of Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College in Tifton, Ga., where she was heavily involved on ABAC’s campus through various professional development and leadership organizations that were Beef industry and business related. “It is through the ABAC Cattlemen’s Chapter that I was able to grow my passion for the beef industry,” Parker says. “Not to mention it was through the networking of our outstanding advisors and a Georgia beef producer that I learned about this position with the UBB.” Grace is excited to work with Braford producers as well as recruit new producers in the coming months and years. She wants to see membership, cattle registry numbers, and general growth from the Association. Parker says she is looking forward to being a positive voice and proactive leader for the UBB.

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“The beef industry, the Braford breed and the State of Georgia are all things near and dear to my heart,” Parker says. “I am thrilled to be able to share the passion and work with Braford breeders and commercial cattle all around this great state.” Suzanne Black, director of industry information and public relations of the Georgia Beef Board, was excited to hear an ABAC alumna was joining her in the beef industry. “Her passion for the cattle industry is truly inspirational,” Black says. “I am thrilled to have Grace as a partner in the beef industry.” GC

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Join top cattlemen for the 5th Annual Deep South Stocker Conference! This year’s conference will be held in conjunction with Georgia Grazing School. When? Aug. 8 - 9, 2013 Where? Athens and Watkinsville, Ga. Cost? $125 per person Covers meals, materials, seminars and trade show attendance



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Tenderloin Members ($600+) Each month, the GCA Associate Members section recognizes GCA’s allied-industry and business members. To become an associate member, complete the form on the bottom of page 28 or call 478-474-6560. GCA members are encouraged to use the services of these industry-supporting professionals.

T-Bone Members ($300-$599) Atlantic & Southern Equipment, LLC, Tifton Franklin County Livestock, Carnesville Georgia Development Authority, Monroe Georgia Metals Inc., Danielsville Manor Cattle Company, Manor Stephens County Farm Bureau, Eastanollee United Bank, Barnesville Ribeye Members ($150-$299) Aden’s Minit Market, Douglas Amicalola EMC, Jasper C & B Processing, Milledgeville Cabinet Depot Inc., Knoxville Carden and Associates, Winter Haven, FL First Madison Bank & Trust, Danielsville Flint River Mills, Bainbridge Franklin County Farm Bureau, Carnesville Gerald A. Bowie, Auctioneer, West Point Ivey’s Outdoor and Farm, Albany Jackson EMC, Gainesville Lumber City Supplements, Lumber City Mid-America Feed Yard, Ohiowa, Nebraska Moseley Cattle Auction LLC, Blakely Nationwide Insurance, Winston Parks Livestock Fencing & Barns, Murrayville Pasture Management Systems, Mount Pleasant, NC Peoples Community National Bank, Bremen Ridley Block Operations, Montgomery, AL Sunbelt Ag. Expo, Moultrie Ware Milling Company, Waycross Waters Agricultural Labs, Inc., Camilla Zeeland Farm Services Inc., DeSoto Sirloin Members ($75-$149) AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Dublin AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Perry AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Royston Arnall Grocery Company, Newnan Athens Stockyard, Athens, TN

Yancey Bros. Company

AgGeorgia Farm Credit

FPL Food, Shapiro Packing Company

AgSouth Farm Credit

Fuller Supply Company

Alltech, Inc., Thomasville

Intervet Merial

Athens Seed Co., Watkinsville

Pennington Seeds

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit

Southern States

Bank of Camilla, Camilla Banks County Farm Bureau, Homer Bartow County Farm Bureau, Cartersville Bekaert Corp., Douglas Big Indian Feed Tack, LLC, Fort Valley Braswell Cattle Company, Athens Bubba Chicks, Hamilton Burke Truck and Tractor, Waynesboro C & H Hardware & Outdoors, Roberta Carroll County Livestock, Carrollton Carroll E.M.C., Carrollton Chapman Fence Company, Jefferson Chattooga Farm Bureau, Summerville Clarke County Farm Bureau, Athens Colony Bank-Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Colony Bank Wilcox, Rochelle Community Bank & Trust, Clarkesville Country Pride Market, LLC, Milan Crossroads Animal Hospital, Newnan Dawson County Farm Bureau, Dawsonville Dosters Farm Supply, Rochelle Dublin Eye Associates, Dublin Eastonollee Livestock Market, Eastonollee Edward Jones, Carrollton Elbert County Farm Bureau, Elberton Farm and Garden Inc., Cornelia First State Bank of Randolph Co., Cuthbert Flint EMC, Perry, Dahlonega Fort Creek Farm, Sparta Greene County Extension Office, Greensboro Greg’s Meat Processing, Comer Griffins Warehouse, McRae Habersham Co. Farm Bureau, Clarkesville Habersham EMC, Clarkesville Haralson County Farm Bureau, Buchanan Harris County Farm Bureau, Hamilton Hart Co. Farm Bureau, Hartwell Hartford Livestock Insurance, Watkinsville Henry County Farm Bureau, McDonough Holly Hill Farm, Roberta David Hilliard, CPA, McRae Holland Fertilizer Company, Cedartown J&B Tractor Company, Waynesboro Jackson EMC, Hull James Short Tractors & Equipment of Alto, Alto James Short Tractors & Equipment, Inc., Carnesville Knoxville Store, Knoxville Lumber City Meat Company, Lumber City Macon Co. Veterinary Hospital, Montezuma

Purina Mills Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Danielsville Madison County Farm Bureau, Danielsville Meriwether County Farm Bureau,Greenville Northeast Georgia Livestock, Athens Oconee County Farm Bureau, Watkinsville Oconee State Bank, Watkinsville Oconee Well Driller, Watkinsville Osceola Cotton Co., LLC, Ocilla Owens Farm Supply, Toccoa Palmetto Creek Farm, Hamilton Paulding County Farm Bureau, Dallas Pickens County Farm Bureau, Jasper Piggly Wiggly, McRae Public Service Communications Inc., Reynolds Reedy Creek Farms, Metter Rhinehart Equipment Company, Rome Roberta Drugs, Roberta Roberta Piggly Wiggly, Roberta Rollin-S-Trailers, Martin R.W. Griffin Feed, Douglas R.W. Griffin Industries, Nashville Security State Bank, McRae Smith Agricultural Insurance Services, LLC, Fitzgerald Smith’s Pharmacy, McRae Southern Bank & Trust, Clarkesville Southern States, Carrollton Southern States, Griffin Southern States, Woodstock SunSouth, Carrollton Thompson Appraisals, Soperton Troup County Farm Bureau, LaGrange Turner’s Wings, Reynolds Twin Lakes Farm, Hull Union County Farm Bureau, Blairsville United Community Bank, Blairsville United Community Bank, Carrollton United Community Bank, Cleveland United Community Bank, Cornelia Upson County Farm Bureau, Thomaston Viridiun LLC, Cumming Walker County Farm Bureau, Lafayette Wallace Farm & Pet Supply, Bowdon Junction Wards Service Center, Inc., Dexter Wayne Chandler Plumbing & Well, Danielsville White County Farmers Exchange, Cleveland Whitfield County Farm Bureau, Dalton Wilcox Co. Farm Bureau, Rochelle Wilkes County Stockyard, Washington Y-Tex Corporation, St. Augustine, FL G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Registration Open for 2013 Regional Beef Cattle Conference at Auburn University With the main theme of this year's regional conference being ‘Innovation, Efficiency and Effectiveness – Adapting Cattle Production For Greater Success’, over 25 leaders in the beef industry have been assembled to address cattlemen needs in areas of management practices, nutritional decision making, health and reproductive practices, and market/marketing practices. The annual “Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences Beef Cattle Conference (BCC)" will be held in Auburn, Ala. on Friday and Saturday, August 16-17, 2013 at the newly remodeled Auburn University Overton/Goodwin Center and campus facilities. The Conference is designed to provide members of the beef cattle community an update on current beef cattle topics critical to success as well as management skills for their farm or ranch that can improve the bottom line. Organized by faculty within the Department of Animal Sciences at Auburn in partnership with representatives of the beef cattle community from Alabama, Georgia, Missouri, Nebraska, and North Carolina, the conference will be an outstanding experience for all members of the cattle community. With expanding global demand, a contracted national cow herd and rising input costs, cattlemen are faced with enormous challenges to remain innovative, efficient and effective. "Our departmental mission is about helping producers be more successful now and in the future. The 2013 program is geared to provide cutting edge information to cattlemen in all phases of the industry especially cow-calf producers, stocker or feeder operations within the Southeast Region and beyond," said Wayne Greene, Head of the Department of Animal Sciences. “From weeds/ forage, nutrition, reproduction and health, practical genetics, purebred and commercial cattle, marketing, industry issues and much more, we believe we have information for every 30 August 2013

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attendee to take home and apply to their operations.” The conference will be a unique forum of producers, educators, and scientists from the nation's leading beef cattle land grant universities and allied industries. Interactive workshop sessions are planned to allow participants to choose workshops based on their level of production experience and the needs of their farm. For youth 9th grade through 12th grade who register for this event a special leadership development track will be provided on Saturday. With Trent Loos, Dr. Monty Kerley, Dr. Wade Shafer, Dr. Brent Woodward, Dr. Kari Underly, Steve Whitmire, Dr. Eric Moore, Dr. Lisa KrieseAnderson, Dr.Gates Riddell and many other breakout session speakers that

are actually doing innovative approaches, the 2013 BCC will be one that cattlemen won’t want to miss. The innovative conference is scheduled from 1-9 p.m., with dinner provided on Friday and from 8:00 am through noon on Saturday. Registration in advance of July 17 is $80 per person ( $160 after the date) and will cover educational materials, a digital copy of the Beef Cattle Conference proceedings, dinner, break items and refreshments. Due to limited capacity and strong demand, early registration is strongly encouraged. For more information on the conference or corporate partnership opportunities, contact Candace at 334-844-1521 or visit: (see lower left corner for the BCC event). GC

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Dealing with Climate Change Baxter Black is a cowboy poet and author. Visit his site at

It’s always perplexing to me to hear visitors to Arizona in July remark, “Man, it’s really hot here!” Well, duh. Natives of the hot country from Dothan, Ala. to Brawley, Calif. don’t complain much when the weather gets hot. It’s part of the deal. No one keeps a thermometer on their front porch or looks in the rear-view mirror temperature gauge in their Suburban. Even the weathermen gloss over the temperature on television: “Looks like Phoenix is going to stay above comfortable again today. Don’t forget to wear your asbestos flip flops in the mall parking lot this afternoon.” But let it get down to 40 degrees with snow at 8,000 feet and you’d think the Ice Age was imminent! “Dad, the horses’ water had an 8th of an inch of ice on it! They’ll probably cancel school, can I bring the dogs inside - maybe we could build an igloo!” It’s heart wrenching to hear the weathermen in Orlando or Los Angeles say, “Better get out your long johns, commuters, the wind chill is going to be around 36 degrees tonight. Cover up your citrus and Bougainvillea!” However, natives of the cold country like Jackson Hole, Fargo and Brandon, Manitoba have adapted to the frozen north not unlike the fur seal, the Eskimo, and the snowmobile! In Michigan they don’t count wind chill. If the weatherman in Lethbridge, AB says minus 12 degrees C , they already know the wind will be blowing. Why make it worse?

Even old farm wives in nursing homes in Erie County, Penn., know how to put a set of chains on the one-ton and warm up a newborn calf by the kitchen stove. Certain practices become routine; plug in the diesel, have a spare can of gasoline for the generator when the power goes out, keep the ice broken and the water flowing for the stock, always carry blankets and a bedroll in the trunk, shovel snow pack off the roof occasionally, and plan a two-week trip to Cave Creek, Tow or Tampa in January!

Global warming has now become Climate Change. We see it every year … climate change, I mean. It gets hot in the summer and cold in the winter. Sheryl Crow, the singer, is also an activist. She has chosen to speak out about global warming but, given the chance, I would warn her that it is not going to be an easy battle because she is fighting places like Greenland, Minnesota and Eastern Montana who are in favor of global warming and they are not going to give up easily! GC


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REGISTERED & COMMERCIAL BRANGUS Mike Coggins • Lake Park, GA 31636 229/559-7972 Office • 229/559-6097 Fax 229/232-3096 Cell • Email: Ranch located just off I-75, on the Georgia-Florida line.

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Registered Brangus and Ultrablacks Black Simmental / Angus Composites C.E. (CHUCK) & NORMA SWORD 545 Scott Road Williamson, GA 30292 (770) 227-9241• 770-468-3486 (cell) •

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Give us a call! Vince Roberts, Farm Manager - 678-378-4697 cell Scott Barkley, Herdsman - 678-378-0598 cell


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AHIR Herd Established 1982

Contacts: robin Wilson rocking W Angus 706-540-0400 Drew Wilson rocking W Angus 706-499-4323 Jay Tinter Hillside Angus Farm 404-316-4969

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American Leader In Livestock Marketing Market Your Cattle “The Superior Way”

Over 7,600 Buyers Nationwide For more information or to consign your cattle call Your local Superior Representative listed below: Josh Farley .....................................................................904-509-2467 Jim Farley ............................................904-284-5010 / 904-237-8480 John Henderson .............................................................706-506-8887 James Tanner..................................................................478-290-5671 Brandon Whitehead .......................................................229-308-4149

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Did you know…

Cost of Poor Calf Health Climbs by Larry Corah, Vice President, Certified Angus Beef LLC

Health has always been of critical importance in the cattle business, but the cost of poor health has been accentuated as prices have moved up. Even though more dollars are at risk, health is by no means improving, as noted in a recent issue of the Professional Cattle Consultant (PCC) newsletter: Feedlot death loss was higher the first four months of 2013 than 2012, and well above the average rate of 1.6 percent as reported in USDA’s recent NAHMS survey. With increased death loss comes the residual cost of more treatments and reduced performance (feedlot and carcass) for the surviving cattle. Starting in 1999, Certified Angus Beef LLC began studying the impact

of cattle health on beef quality grade and the resulting dining experience. Working with researchers and information from the Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity (TCSCF), data analysis on nearly 7,000 cattle fed in 2002-2003 showed $170/head in lost revenue when cattle had to be treated more than once. More recently, data on 10 times that number of cattle from 14 states fed in TCSCF feedlots from 2000 to 2012 was analyzed. The bottom line now showed a startling economic impact of $365/head in lost revenue when cattle

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must be treated two or more times. Death loss was the key cost, but reduced quality grade by 10 percent and reduced feedlot gain by .4 lb./day contributed to the number. GC

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For more information on GJAA activities, contact: Chris and Julie Throne, Advisors Doug and Tammy Williams, Advisors Jr. Dues - $10 per year

For more information on GAA activities, contact: Christy Page 638 Lake Crest Drive Jefferson, GA 30549 770-307-7178 • Dues - $50 per year

GeorGia anGuS aSSoCiation fall Seminar everyone iS invited to attend! Saturday, Sept. 14, 2013 aBaC CampuS – tifton, Ga. Event to feature guest speakers from Certified Angus Beef and Zoetis, a mini-trade show and lunch!

More information will be available later this summer. Visit • Accredited • Certified


• No Creep • Est. 1979

Windell & Lawanda Gillis (478) 374-4868 2891 Hawkinsville Hwy. Eastman, GA 31023 Cell 478-231-8236

Clint, Kim, Will & Samuel Smith P.O. Box 820 Wadley, GA 30477 (478) 252-0292 Clint’s Cell: (706) 551-2878

1095 Charles Smith Rd. Wadley, GA 30477 Charles E. Smith (478) 494-7567 Kyle Gillooly (478) 494-9593

Smitty, SuzAnne, Tatum & Beau Brinson Lamb (229) 386-0491 Smitty’s Cell: (229) 392-1409

Mature Cow Herd Dispersal, May 5, 2012

BARNETT ANGUS FARM Cell: 706-202-8435 Wilkes Barnett cell: 706-401-9157

Specializes in raising bulls on forage.

BranCH & LaKE  CaTTLE Farm 3935 Johnson Lake rd. Cedartown, Ga 30125 Bobby Harrington, owner 404-634-1040 Jimmy Wright ,  Farm mgr. 404-403-2261 AHIR Herd Established 1982


SINCE 1947

Marion Barnett, Jr. 1685 Lexington Road Washington, GA 30673

Turnpike Creek Farms

s Bu Reg. Blk. Angus & Blk. Simmental itor ll Vis ys Fo s a Certified & Accredited Herd #152 r Alw me Sa le lco We David (229) 362-4716 David T.  Doug (229) 860-0320 Williams & Sons 1555 Workmore-Milan Rd. Derek (229) 315-0986 Milan, GA 31060

6585 Jett Rd., Dawsonville, GA 30534

2509 Old Perry Road Marshallville, Georgia 31057 478-396-5832 •

Source of Great Females Custom Built Since 1982 Home of Hillside Juniatti ND 598 (Third Generation Pathfinder® Cow) Hillside Georgina ND 6475 (Second Generation Pathfinder® Cow) Hillside Dividend 47 (Second Generation Pathfinder® Cow)

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Purebred Angus Cattle Harvey Lemmon Woodbury, GA


See our menu for success at Jay Tinter, owner Billy Kidd, Manager 404-316-4969 Terrell Higgins, Farming


Georgia Angus Breeders Harris Livestock, LLc terry Harris 229-344-3701

1689 Watkins Road Boston, GA 31626

Tim & Tandy West • 256-927-2025/678-986-2510 846 County Road 26, Centre, AL 35960

David horton 912-663-8085 Farm Address 722 herndon rd Midville, Ga 30441

Mack and Kathy Hays 8555 Gravel Hill Road Doerun, GA 31744 Home: 229-787-5791 • Cell: 229-881-0158


Bart: 229-881-2110 Trey: 229-881-3510 (Primary Contact)



Selling Bred Angus and SimAngus heifers, Angus and SimAngus bulls

Cloud Brothers Angus

Davis Farms

The Bart Davis Family 7861 Thigpen Trail • Doerun, GA 31744

One straw at a time

Breeding good mama cows...

Owners: Arnold & Susan Brown

229 Cook Road Griffin, Ga. 30224 (770) 228-5914

Clark and Wally 155 Stover Drive • Canton, GA 30115 Herd Certified & Accredited AHIR 770/479-5947 (Wally)

WASDIN ANGUS rANCH 485 Davis Rd. Norman Park, GA 31771 Owner: Ed & Dot Wasdin

Ranch: 229-769-3964 Cell: 229-873-1230 “Where Quality & Customers Come First in Cattle & Hay”

Cattle that Work Winder, GA 30680

Phil Page: 770-616-6232


Jeremy Dyer Ted Dyer (423) 605-2431 (423) 605-1034

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Phone and fax 706-745-5714

(770) 787-1644 C.L.’s Cell (678) 910-4891 Clay Bussell, manager, 478-357-6113

1851 Syrup Mill Crossing Greensboro GA 30642 Phone 404-421-0686

Mickey & Patricia Poe OWNERS 404-697-9696

The CABE Family Carnesville, GA 30521 706-384-7119 home 706-988-0018 Will

BUD HILL 1651 Deep South Farm Rd. Blairsville, GA 30512

C.L. & Joyce Cook 1185 highway 11 south social circle, ga 30025

154 McKaig Loop • Rising Fawn, GA 30738

Andy Page: 770-307-7511

line breeding with graham angUs genetics. following graham’s Program begun over 45 years ago. Best of stock. complete records.

Jason Johns MANAGER 770-851-0691

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2020 Mt. Moriah • Dallas, GA 30132


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Performance Cattle with Eye Appeal The Melvin Porter Family Melvin and Donna Porter (706) 654-8283 Hutch and Allison Porter (706) 983-0304 168 Hardman Road Jefferson, GA 30549

Look for full brothers at the upcoming Calhoun and Tifton bull tests.

Boggy Creek Farms Bricton Farms Britt Farms Chrlie Flythe Cowart Farms Critter Creek D & W Farms David Horton 912-663-8085

Deer Ridge Farms Eunice Farms Floyd Farms

(706) 654-8283

Gillis Angus McKenzie Farms Old South Cattle Co. Pruitt Angus Scottish Trust Semiema Angus T & W Angus Farm Office 478-763-3911 912-663-0262 LIKE US ON FACEBOOK!

DATES TO REMEMBER: March 1, 2014 - See our bulls featured in Wehrmann Genetics Bull Sale April 18, 2014 - 2nd Annual Production Sale at Friendship Farms 48 August 2013

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New Opportunities in Beef Cattle Genomic Testing Angus Genetics Inc. and Neogen Corporation release the GeneSeek Angus GGP-HD test Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and GeneSeek®, a Neogen Corporation subsidiary headquartered in Lincoln, Neb., are pleased to announce that the new GeneSeek Angus GGP-HD test is now available to Angus breeders. Results from this advanced test will be incorporated into Angus genomicenhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs), which are available on a weekly basis through the American Angus Association® National Cattle Evaluation. “High density DNA tests are of great benefit to Angus breeders seeking to improve their herds through genomic-enhanced EPDs,” says Bill Bowman, Association chief operating officer and AGI president. “These EPDs incorporate all known sources of information including pedigree, performance records and genomic results. The new test provides genetic selection tools for breeders all sizes and expands the options for those already using DNA technology.” The GeneSeek Angus GGP-HD test, or GeneSeek Genomic Profiler, replaces the well-known Igenity® Profile for Angus test and is priced at $75. The custom, high-density GeneSeek Genomic Profiler features a new design with single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) content selectively chosen from studies on thousands of animals. Bowman emphasizes that a key goal with the GeneSeek Angus GGPHD test is to provide an additional option for Angus breeders interested in genomic-enhanced EPDs, while offering a cost-effective way to include additional tests, as well. The test includes parentage at no extra charge, and specialty add-on tests will be available for a number of genetic conditions for as little as $8 per test. AGI has been collaborating with Igenity since 2009 to provide the beef industry with Angus-specific genomic-enhanced EPDs. GeneSeek, a subsidiary of Neogen, acquired the Igenity bioinformatics system in 2012. Since that time, AGI has continued to foster the research and implementation strategy with

GeneSeek to continue to bring highquality genomic tests into the weekly EPD updates used by Angus breeders and their customers. “The technology we provide at GeneSeek allows us to deliver a highdensity genomic test with quality lab procedures at an attractive price,” says Stewart Bauck, GeneSeek beef genomics director. “We value our relationship with AGI and members of the American Angus Association, and see the GGP-HD as an exciting next step in the evolution of genomic technology.”

To learn more about AGI’s genetic evaluation process and options, visit the website or access AAA Login. GC Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) is a division of the American Angus Association, with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., which offers services to the more than 30,000 members of the American Angus Association and thousands of commercial cattle producers using Angus genetics across the United States. For more information about AGI or other Association programs, visit or call (816) 383-5100. ®Igenity and GeneSeek are registered trademarks of Neogen Corporation. ®Angus Genetics Inc. is a registered trademark of Angus Genetics Inc. ®American Angus Association is a registered trademark of the American Angus Association.

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Georgia-Florida Charolais Association For information on the Georgia-Florida Charolais Association, contact Scott Tipton, President, 1001 Preacher Campbell Road, Clarkesville, GA 30523 706-200-6655 •

Directions: I-75 To Exit 41, Right Onto Roundtree Br. Rd., 4 Mi. To Farm Sign On Right

Easy Calving, Smooth Polled Charolais With An Emphasis On Milking Ability

LITTLE RIVER CHAROLAIS Marshall & Mary Beth Bennett P.O. Box 406 Adel, Georgia 31620 Phone: (M) 229-300-3164 (O) 229-896-4517

Buck & Jean Bennett 1175 EM Rogers Road Adel, Georgia 31620 Phone: 229-549-8654

Polled Charolais Cattle


performance Testing for over 35 years Ted A. Collins 693 Old 179 South Whigham, GA 39897

ollins & Son

Herd Certified & Accredited

Oak Hill Farm Home of Bennett Charolais Wayne & Lois Bennett


Cattle for Sale Private Treaty





2509 Old Perry Road Marshallville, Georgia 31057 478-396-5832 •

GeorGia Cattleman BREEDERS

1779 Holcomb Road Dawsonville, GA 30534

Barn: 770-893-3446 Home: 770-893-2674 Cell: 770-826-9551

Put your operation at center stage with a spotlight ad in the magazine! call 478-474-6560 or email to place yours today.

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Junior Advisor donna Priest Phone 770-655-8133

Billy Moss, secretary/treasurer  Phone 706-654-6071  


angus • simangus John & Marcia Callaway 2280 Coweta-Heard Road Hogansville, GA 30230

Home: 770-583-5688 John’s Cell: 770-355-2165 Marcia’s Cell: 770-355-2166

Kurt Childers 11337 Moultrie Hwy. Barney, GA 31625

229/561-3466 (mobile) 229/775-2287 (home)

CATTLE COMPANY Gary Jenkins Moultrie, GA 31776 229-891-8629


Established 1963

miKe crowder 733 Shoal Creek Road Griffin, GA 30223 Ph: 770-227-6801 • Cell: 770-605-9376

Will Godowns Cattle Manager Phone: 770-624-4223

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Edwin Foshee P.O. Box 331 Barnesville, GA 30204 (770) 358-2062

Rodney Hilley Family 8881 Hwy. 109 West Molena, Georgia 30258

770-567-3909 Email:


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reproductive Efficiency in beef herds By lee Jones, dVm, ms

Reproductive efficiency is essential for beef herd success and profitability. Basically, it is the measure of the productivity of the cow herd considering pregnancy rate, birth rate, weaning weight and weaning rate. Cow herd efficiency can be measured by pounds of calf weaned per cow or per acre of pasture. One measurement tells the owner if the herd is producing enough to cover the costs of maintenance and the other analyzes opportunity costs of the land and whether it might be more profitable to use land for other uses. Diversified farmers often use a cow herd or stockers to increase land use and productivity. Cow herd reproductive potential is 10 times more important than calf growth traits and 20 times more important than calf carcass traits to herd profitability because without reproduction and a live birth calves aren’t produced and don’t grow. Reproductive efficiency has three main components: fertility of the herd, herd health and nutrition. In a cow herd these components are interdependent but I will discuss them separately for this article. Herd fertility also is subdivided into the replacement heifers, mature cow herd and bulls. Some farmers also use artificial insemination and estrous synchronization. Reproductive efficiency begins with replacement selection. There have been numerous articles in several publications lately about heifer selection and there are almost as many philosophies and opinions. A heifer has to work in a given operation. I know many producers who have spent a lot of money buying fancy replacement only to cull them after a year or two because they did not breed back under their management program. Now buying replacements might be the best economic decision for your operation because it frees up resources for the cow herd and you don’t have to own a heifer bull but that decision has to be made based on the resources of the farm. Another option might be to have someone else develop heifers that you select from your herd (heifer selection will be dealt with another article). Either way, selecting and developing heifers that breed and calve early gives them more time to recover and breed back after calving. First 56 August 2013

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calf heifers have higher nutritional needs than older cows and this group often has the highest percentage of opens if those needs aren’t satisfied. A heifer can’t really be called a replacement heifer until she has her second calf and most aren’t even profitable until they wean their 3rd calf. So, it is critical to meet her nutritional needs during the early years in her life so she can become a productive member of the herd. Fertility of the cow herd depends mostly on nutrition. Beef cow nutritional needs are discussed in 4 stages: early lactation, late lactation, dry and late gestation. The highest nutritional needs are in early lactation when the cow is feeding the calf and preparing for breeding. This period is the hardest time to manage the body condition of the cow because she often cannot consume enough feed to make up for energy needs of lactation and replacing body condition. Late gestation is the next highest nutrition demand. Due to the low nutrient requirements, the dry, mid gestation stage is an effective time to improve body condition of the cow herd. Some farmers may separate some of the poorer condition cattle and provide supplement feed to them during the dry period and late gestation to improve body condition prior to calving. Cows that calve with a body condition score of 5 or 6 (BCS 1-9; 3 is poor, thin cow and 8 is fat) will cycle and rebreed sooner than cows that have a BSC of 4 or less at calving. Feeding the cow not only meets the cow’s needs but also the needs of the growing, developing fetus. Adequate prenatal nutrition has been shown to improve the calf’s health and growth as well as future growth performance and fertility.

Having a controlled breeding season helps facilitate efficient, effective cow herd management not just for feed efficiency and body condition but also for herd health. Matching herd production with forage availability is essential for efficient herd production. It is important that the cow herd’s highest nutritional needs coincide with the availability of sufficient, high quality forage. Feed cost is the single highest expense in a cow herd. The most efficient herds manage their cow herds so cows satisfy most of their nutritional requirements through grazing available high, quality forage. Healthy, fertile bulls are essential for a productive herd. A fertile, healthy, mature bull can breed 30 or more cows in a 75 to 90 day breeding season. Bulls have to be managed in the off season to maintain health and fertility. Prior to each season bulls need to be evaluated for their ability breed cows. It is important to evaluate their feet and legs, their overall health and their fertility. Having a thorough breeding soundness examination performed at least 30 days prior to the breeding season is important to find out if he has the ability to breed cows. (A BSE does not measure a bull’s libido or sex drive.) Bulls use a lot of energy finding and breeding cows in heat during the breeding season. It is important that bulls be in peak body condition prior to breeding season for optimum performance especially in extensive pastures. It is common for bulls to lose body weight during the breeding season due to increased activity and decreased intake. It is essential they have adequate body reserves to get through the season. It is important also to have adequate bull power. A good rule of thumb for a bull-to-cow ratio is 1:15-20 for a bull 2 years old or less and 1:25-30 for older bulls. Thin bulls are often infertile or sub-fertile and do not have the endurance required to cover all cows during a controlled breeding season. Mineral nutrition is often overlooked in beef herds. It is relatively simple to recognize energy deficiency in a cow herd by looking at body condition. However, mineral deficiency may not be as apparent. Subtle mineral deficiencies do not usually result in clinical signs such as down or dead cows. Typically, we see production losses such delayed or failed conception, slight increases in incidence of calf diseases like scours or pneumonia, decline in weaning weights and fertility of replacements, as well reduced growth and future feedlot performance. Like energy and protein the cow’s mineral requirements also change with the production cycle with the highest needs in lactation and increasing during gestation due to fetal development. To say mineral management is complicated is an under-statement. Mineral deficiency can be caused by lack of availability or competition between minerals. Nor are all mineral requirements the same. Some minerals are needed in large quantities (macrominerals) and others in smaller amounts (microminerals) but all are very important to growth, health and reproduction. Macrominerals included calcium, phosphorus, sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium and sulfur. Cows require 10 microminerals; cobalt, copper, selenium, zinc, iodine, iron, man-

ganese, chromium, nickel and molybdenum. Deficiencies in macrominerals can cause disease in cows like milk fever (Ca, Ph or Mg deficiency), grass tetany (Mg or Na deficiency) or more generalized problems like infertility or low milk production and calf growth. Micromineral deficiencies vary but most often affect fertility, growth and the immune system. Copper deficiency is very common and can be caused by deficiencies in the diet or by competition from high sulfur or Mo levels or even high iron levels in water. Ethanol production co-product feeds are usually very high (sometimes dangerously so) in sulfur and feeding them at high levels in the diet can reduce Cu absorption. Some researchers have advocated using chelated or additional Cu in mineral mixes to compensate. Some of our areas can be deficient of Se or Zn. Zn is essential for the immune system and fertility. Diets high in sulfur also reduce Se absorption. Se deficient soils occur throughout the coastal plain and in many areas of Georgia resulting in Se deficient forage and grain. Since the primary source of Se is through grazing, cattle consuming Se deficient forage are Se deficient as well. Deficiencies in Se can cause calves and lambs to be born weak and in severe cases result in white muscle disease. Se deficiency reduces reproductive performance of cows resulting in delayed conception, embryonic loss and an increased incidence of retained placenta following calving. Calves born to deficient cows are at an increased risk of experiencing scours or pneumonia. Not all mineral supplements for cows are equal. Some mineral formulas are absorbed better by cattle than others. Many inorganic mineral mixes include the sulfate form which is usually well absorbed by cows. The oxide forms are not absorbed as well. However, the chelated or protein complexed forms are highly available. These organic minerals are also usually more expensive so it is not recommended to feed them year round. It is important to find mineral supplements the cows will consume in a consistent manner. Consumption should be monitored to make sure cows are eating enough but not too much. Careful placement of mineral feeders and making sure there are enough for even timid cows to consume minerals is important. It is critical that high quality minerals be available to our herds 1-2 months prior to calving until breeding season is over. It is important to test forages not only for for total digestible nutrients (TDN) and protein but for minerals as well. The best method to diagnose whether the animals in a herd are deficient in mineral levels is through analysis of liver biopsies from a portion of the herd. Using appropriate testing and supplementing based on the results is the best way to address possible deficiencies and results in the best herd health and performance. Reproduction is more than just getting cows pregnant. It is also about getting live healthy calves and helping them grow to their genetic potential, getting cows to rebreed after calving and for cows to produce enough milk for their calves to grow and flourish. Having a quality mineral program plays a critical role in making sure we have a healthy calf crop each and every year. GC G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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GCA Members Reflect on 34th Young Cattlemen’s Conference by Josh White

Tammy Cheely, chair of the GCA membership and services committee and region 6 vice president, was one of more than 50 young cattlemen and women selected to participate in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) 34th Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). The YCC program is a comprehensive, nationwide tour of beef industry sectors, created to enhance leadership skills in your beef industry professionals. “YCC is a prestigious and competitive program designed to foster the future leadership of our industry,” said Forrest Roberts, NCBA chief executive officer. “The participants selected to attend YCC were chosen because of their exceptional contributions to the beef industry and their potential to be a strong voice in our future development.” The eight-day tour began at NCBA headquarters in Denver, Colo., where participants were given an organizational overview of NCBA and the Beef Checkoff Program. “The most educational thing about the entire Young

Cattlemen’s Conference was meeting many of the people that work at NCBA” shares Cheely. “The staff are all filled with knowledge about the beef industry and are passionate about preserving our way of life and about making it sustainable. Seeing that firsthand impressed me.” While in Denver, the group also heard from representatives of Cattle Fax and the U.S. Meat Export Federation. They toured a Safeway retail store and learned about Rancher’s Reserve brand beef marketing efforts. The group spent a day in Greeley, Colo., visiting JBS Five Rivers feed yards and processing facilities. “It is really important for participants to see each sector of the beef industry – from farm to fork,” said Cheely. “Our stop at the Chicago Board of Trade was my favorite. We watched futures being traded on the floor. What looked like a fight about to break out was just business as usual.” Participants also visited Otto & Sons Industries, a family owned company providing quality products and custom solu-

tammy Cheely and Andrew Conley represented Georgia at the national Cattlemen’s Beef Association 34th Young Cattlemen’s Conference.

Crossbred steers enjoy breakfast at the 90,000 head capacity kuner Feedyards in Greeley, Colo., and part of the JBs Five rivers cattle feeding operation. YCC attendees enjoyed a tour of the feed mill, cattle handling facilities and cattle on feed.

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tions for the food industry since 1909. This tour offered a view of how boxed beef is turned into custom order portions for both major restaurant chains and some of the nation’s top steakhouses. The group then traveled to Washington, D.C., where participants received an issues briefing from NCBA’s government affairs staff about policy issues currently facing the cattle industry. The group then traveled to Aldie, Va., for a tour and barbeque at Whitestone Farms, one of the nation’s elite purebred Angus operations. The next day, these future leaders were given the opportunity to visit one-on-one with members of their state’s congressional delegation, expressing their viewpoints regarding the beef industry and their cattle operations. During their congressional visits, participants focused on issues including the 2013 Farm Bill, federal lands ranching and overreaching regulations proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency. They finished the day with a reception hosted by John Deere at the company’s Washington office. “Eight days across three time zones visiting feed lots, processing plants and politicians makes life-long friends,” reflects Cheely. “Several friends I made during the trip are already

planning our first YCC reunion here in Georgia. It was truly life-changing for me and I’d like to thank the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Foundation for the experience.” GC

Conley Serves as YCC Chair Each year participants in the NCBA Young Cattlemen’s Conference vote to select a member of their tour to serve as chairman for the following year’s tour. As you can imagine, with the majority of attendees hailing from big cattle states, the chair is usually someone from west of the Mississippi – most often a Texan. But the 2012 YCC class met a tall cowboy with a drawl and they were impressed. He could spin a yarn and held his own during social hour – but he also had a passion for the industry and the chops to back up his talk. Andrew Conley, president of the Lowndes Co. Cattlemen’s Association, manager of Blackwater Cattle Co. and Georgia Cattlemen’s 2012 YCC nominee, was selected by his peers to return as 2013 YCC chairman. Conley accepted the challenge and returned to help lead the group of YCC participants across the country. “Watching over 50 strangers from every part of the U.S. and all segments of the cattle industry come together and learn how to get along is an inspiring dynamic to witness,” says Conley. “I’d say it is an excellent reflection of what NCBA is all about – uniting America’s cattle industry and working through our differences so that we can speak with one voice.” Georgia traditionally sends only one participant on the YCC but Conley was thrilled to have a fellow Georgian join him on the tour. “Tammy Cheely is a great asset to our industry,” shares Conley. “I had gotten to know her some through GCA events but it was a real pleasure to do our Capitol Hill visits together – we were definitely more effective as a team than I was flying solo last year.” Cheely is equally complimentary of Conley: “Andrew did a great job as YCC chair – he really did Georgia proud.”

More than 50 young  cattlemen and cattlewomen  from across the country participated in the  2013 nCBA Young Cattlemen's Conference.  G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Quality, gentle bulls and heifers for sale. Also have Simmental and Simbrah. 3837 Stateline Road Bowdon, Georgia 30108

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Larry & Holly Hadden 800-348-2584 • 706-831-1679 Breeders of Purebred Cattle Since 1952

Fall 2013 Master Cattlemen’s Program –  Sign Up Now! what: UGA Extension Beef Cattle Experts provide eight week training course when: Thursdays from Aug. 22 – Oct. 10, 2013, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. how much? - $95 registration fee includes meal at each meeting, Master Cattlemen’s workbook, hat, BQA certification where: Jackson County, Commerce, Georgia who: Space is limited! Sign up by calling Jackson Co. Extension, 706-367-6344, or email G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Jim & Alvina Meeks, owners Raymond Prescott, mgr. 803 Phillips Road 1986 Trinity Church Rd. Greer, SC 29650 Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 682-3900 (864) 682-2828

McLean Red Angus Jim and Alynda McLean 206 Morningside Drive Alma, GA 31510 (912) 632-7985, (770) 595-3542 Registered Red Angus since 1970

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Local sale reports commercial sale reports moseley cattle auction June 25, 2013 Lot1: 500 lb steers avg $151.00 Lot2: (split load) 760 lbsteers avg $127.00 735 lb heifers avg $121.00 moseley cattle auction July 2, 2013 Lot 1: (split load) 485 lb steers avg 445 lb heifers avg Lot 2: 560 lb heifers avg Lot 3: 565 lb steers avg

$151.60 $143.60 $131.80 $147.25

Lot 4: 600 lb heifers avg Lot 5: 650 lb steers avg Lot 6: 835 lb steers avg Lot 7: 950 lb heifers avg

$128.50 $141.70 $135.90 $111.10

northeast georgia livestock June 5, 2013 Lot 1: 530 lb Holstein steers avg $103.75 Lot 2: 825 lb Holstein steers avg $95.00 Lot 3: 910 lb Holstein steers avg (sort two loads) $95.40 Lot 4: 750 lb heifers avg $121.00 Lot 5: 755 lb steers avg $129.60

Lot 6: 850 lb steers avg Lot 7: 970 lb steers avg

$119.25 $117.80

northeast georgia livestock June 12, 2013 Lot 1: 950 lb Holstein steers avg Lot 2: 830 lb heifers avg Lot 3: 825 lb steers avg Lot 4: 845 lb steers avg Lot 5: 860 lb steers avg Lot 6: 875 lb steers avg (sort two loads) Lot 7: 875 lb steers avg Lot 8: 965 lb steers avg

$94.25 $117.70 $127.75 $123.75 $124.60 $119.00 $123.90 $118.70


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$94.00 $127.70 $126.00 $121.75 $125.70 $118.75 $130.60 $133.10 $124.70

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UGA Grazing School • Aug. 7 – 8, 2013 Watkinsville, Georgia

*Held in conjunction with Deep South Stocker Conference

$103.25 $100.00 $101.90 $121.95 $122.00 $126.50 $140.75 $139.95 $135.90

$96.95 $138.00 $146.50 $130.40

southeast livestock exchange July 9, 2013 1 Load 675 lb steers avg $142.00

TOPICS COVERED INCLUDE: • Soil fertility & nutrient cycling • Managing surplus forage

• Grazing systems, methods & design • Fencing, water and shade system considerations

for more information and to register, visit or call 706-310-3464. 1 Load 725 lb steers avg 1 Load 775 lb steers avg 1 Load 600 lb heifers avg Split load 680 lb steers avg 650 lb heifers avg

THE BEEF CHECKOFF It’s the law - no one is exempt!


• Every time you sell a bovine animal, regardless of age, sex, breed, purpose or number, a dollar-per-head is due. • The dollar is to be collected by the buyer from the seller, although both parties are responsible. • The checkoff is designed so that everyone pays their fair share.

HOW ARE CHECKOFF DOLLARS BEING USED? • Beef and veal television, radio and print advertising. • Food safety, health and nutritional research. • Product technology and development. • Educating consumers and children about beef’s role in a healthy diet. • Refuting issues that could negatively impact the industry.

WHO pAYS? • When cattle are sold, the buyer of the cattle must withhold $1 per head from the seller’s purchase price. Failure to do so is a violation of the law and may be subject to a $5,500 penalty.

HOW DO YOU pAY? • Complete a remittance form and send it with your check to the Georgia Beef Board, PO Box 116797, Atlanta, GA 30368-6797. For more forms, call the Georgia Beef Board at 877-444-BEEF.

$141.25 $139.40 $136.75 $139.00 $133.00


Follow these quick steps online to get current data right now from the livestock Market News Service: go to / 8 clicK “Local Market Reports” on left side of page. 8 clicK “Georgia,” then 8 clicK on your Auction Market of choice.

Beef Promotion & Research Program Private Treaty Sales Checkoff Investment Form Date: Seller: Address: City, State, Zip: Seller’s signature: Total # Sold:

X $1 per head = $

Dale of Sale: State of Origin: Buyer: Address: City, State, Zip: Buyer’s Signature: Person remitting assessment:

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beef Management Calendar for the Month of August •

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GENERAL Continue fly control. As fly tags get old, you may need to begin spraying or using back rubs. Plant winter grazing needs. Check on supply and prices for winter annual seed. Treat for grubs between July and October. Check water and minerals often. Stockpile fescue for late fall grazing. Get large, round bales into the barn or move to dry, welldrained areas. TRAILERS ~ FENCING ~ ETC.

Office (229) 776-7588 361 Doerun Road Fax (229) 776-3509 Doerun, GA 31744

supplemental feed • Check prices. Byproduct feeds such as soyhulls and corn gluten are often cheaper in late summer.

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SpRING CALVING January, February, March Pregnancy check cows. Deworm while cows are up. Check cows for bad eyes, udders, legs and check production records to find other cows that need to be added to the cull list. To precondition calves, vaccinate for respiratory diseases (IBR, PI3, BVD, BRSV, H. Somnus) 45 days prior to shipment.

FALL CALVING October, November, December • Replacement heifers are 8-10 months old. Forage quality declines rapidly from now to frost. Keep an eye on heifer gains and supply supplemental feed as needed. • Check cow condition. Cows should be in moderately good condition prior to calving.

Editor’s Note: This calendar contains a monthly listing of the common management practices needed for commercial beef herd production in Georgia. Some practices are recommended at a certain time of the year and others are recommended when calves are a certain age or at a certain point in their reproductive cycle. Each monthly list is divided into three sections: general, spring calving and fall calving. Management practices in the general category are seasonal and apply to most cattle producers in Georgia. The spring calving list is based on Jan. 10 to March 31 calving dates, and the fall calving list is based on Oct. 1 to Dec. 20 calving dates. These dates are not necessarily the best dates for all producers but were chosen because they are reasonably close to what many producers use. Establish calving dates based on your feed resources and availability of labor. A cow’s energy and protein requirements increase greatly at calving and remain high through the breeding season. It is best to plan breeding season for the time of year when forage quality is at its best. With good winter grazing, fall calving is a good option. If cows are wintered on hay, spring pasture offers the best feed for breeding season and spring calving is a better choice. If your calving season is different, adjust management practices accordingly. Revised by Ronnie Silcox and Lawton Stewart, Extension Animal Scientists. Original manuscript by Ronnie Silcox and Mark McCann, Extension Animal Scientists.

Joey Roberts: 706-318-8848 3000 Deep Creek Rd., Bowman, GA 30624


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LAST MONTH OF SUMMER! Have you grilled up your favorite summer burgers yet?


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P.O. BOX 908 Canton, NC 28716 Phone: 828-646-0270 Fax: 828-646-0202

owners/oPerators John Queen 480 Queen cove road waynesville, nc 28785 828-421-3446

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TEL-O SALE 2013 CALENDAR • Tuesdays at 10 A.M.

ð  aug. 6 * ð  nov. 5 ð  sept. 3

ð  dec. 3

ð  oct. 1

* Aug. 6 sale includes Mountain Cattle Alliance

PROUD SUPPORTERS OF NCBA AND STATE ORGANIZATIONS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT wnc regional livestock center 474 stock drive canton, nc 28716 828-646-3700

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July 31, 2013 Georgia Beef Challenge Athens, Ga. August 1, 2013 Alabama Safe Sale Moseley Cattle Auction 229-723-7070 August 5-9, 2013 Beef Cattle Reproduction Management School with AI Deer Park, Fla. 407-948-8810 August 5, 2013 Georgia Safe Sale Moseley Cattle Auction 229-723-7070 August 6, 2013 Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Sale including Mountain Cattle Alliance [See advertisement, p. 70] August 8 - 9, 2013 Deep South Stocker Conference Athens and Watkinsville, Ga. 1-800-ASK-UGA1 [See advertisement, p. 28] August 8, 2013 Athens Stockyard Preconditioned Sale Athens, Tenn. 423-745-3582 August 9, 2013 Entry deadline for 2013 Heart of Georgia Beef Cattle Show Dublin, Ga. 478-290-0936 August 9 - 10, 2013 Georgia Young Farmers Livestock Show Perry, Ga. 229-386-3428

August 24, 2013 2013 Heart of Georgia Beef Cattle Show Dublin, Ga. 478-290-0936 August 27, 2013 GCA Region Roundup Moultrie, Ga. 4780474-6560 [See advertisement, p. 25] August 29, 2013 GCA Region Roundup Athens, Ga. 478-474-6560 [See advertisement, p. 25] August 29, 2013 Athens Stockyard Preconditioned Sale Athens, Tenn. 423-745-3582 September 3, 2013 Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Sale [See advertisement, p. 70] September 5, 2013 GCA Region Roundup Lyons, Ga. • 478-474-6560 [See advertisement, p. 25] September 11, 2013 Red Carpet Tele-Auction Northwest Georgia Livestock Pavilion 423-605-0561 September 12, 2013 GCA Region Roundup Perry, Ga. • 478-474-6560 [See advertisement, p. 25] September 12 - 22, 2013 Gwinnett County Fair Lawrenceville, Ga. 770-963-6522 September 14, 2013 Georgia Angus Association Fall Seminar Tifton, Ga. [See advertisement, p. 42]

August 13, 2013 GCA Region Roundup Calhoun, Ga. 478-474-6560 [See advertisement, p.25]

September 16, 2013 Southeast Empire Angus Show Lawrenceville, Ga.

August 16 - 17, 2013 Auburn University All-Star Beef Conference Auburn, Ala. 334-844-1521

September 19, 2013 Athens Stockyard Feeder Calf Sale Athens, Tenn. 423-745-3582

Jackson County Florida 1st Annual Championship Rodeo Marianna, Fla. 850-482-9620

September 25 – 26, 2013 Georgia Southern University International Agribusiness Conference & Expo Savannah, Ga. 1-855-478-5551

August 17, 2013 Southern Showcase Simmental Sale Rome, Ga. 770-547-1433

S e r V i C e S September 28, 2013 Southeast Brangus Breeders Association Showcase Sale Lake City, Fl. [See advertisement, p. 30]

November 1, 2013 Bull Power IX Colbert, Ga. 706-474-0091

White Columns & Forest Polled Herefords Sale North Augusta, S.C. 918-760-1550

November 2, 2013 Pigeon Mountain “Beef Builders” Bull Sale Rome, Ga. 770-547-1433

October 1, 2013 Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Sale [See advertisement, p. 70]

Yon Family Farms Fall Bull & Female Sale Ridge Spring, SC. 803-685-5048

October 3 - 13, 2013 Georgia National Fair Perry, Ga.

November 5, 2013 Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Sale [See advertisement, p. 70]

October 5, 2013 Sarratt Farms Sale Gaffney, SC October 12, 2013 Gretsch Brothers Angus Genetics with a Great Foundation 1st Annual Female Sale Colbert, Ga. 706-340-0945

November 8 - 9, 2013 Grandview/CMR Herefords Dispersal Sale Como, Miss. 904-613-4261 November 9, 2013 Blackwater Bull Sale Lake Park, Ga.

October 15 - 17, 2013 Sunbelt Ag Expo Moultrie, Ga.

November 9, 2013 Gibbs Farms Bull & Female Sale Ranburne, Ala.

October 17, 2013 Athens Stockyard Preconditioned Sale Athens, Tenn. 423-745-3582

November 14, 2013 Athens Stockyard Feeder Calf Sale Athens, Tenn. 423-745-3582

October 18, 2013 Lemmon Cattle Enterprises Sale Woodbury, Ga. 706-977-9222

November 9 - 22, 2013 North American International Livestock Exposition Louisville, Ky.

October 19, 2013 Walden Farms Bull Sale Northeast Georgia Livestock Consignment Equipment Sale Athens, Ga. 706-549-4790 Sayer & Sons LimFlex and Limousin Herd Reduction Sale Alapaha, Ga. Thunder Valley Ranch Sale Commerce, Ga. 210-861-5136 October 28, 2013 Hill-Vue Farm Angus & Hereford Production Sale Blairsville, Ga.

November 13, 2013 Deer Valley Farm Focused on the Future VII Sale Fayetteville, Tenn. 931-433-1895 Red Carpet Tele-Auction Northwest Georgia Livestock Pavilion 423-605-0561 November 21, 2013 Athens Stockyard Preconditioned Sale Athens, Tenn. 423-745-3582 November 23, 2013 MM Cattle / Callaway Cattle Co. Bull Sale Carroll County Livestock 770-328-2047

October 30, 2013 December 3, 2013 September 27, 2013 Fink Beef Genetics Annual Bull Southeast Livestock Exchange 2013 Southeast Regional Junior Sale Tel-O Sale Brangus Show Randolph, Kan. [See advertisement, p. 70] Lake City, Fl. 785-532-9936 G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Georgia Hereford Association 660 Seaburn Vickery Road, Statesboro, GA 30461 • 912-865-5593 LEONArD POLLED HErEFOrDS


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private treaty cattle for sale at all times. Herd Certified & Accredited


Rt. 1, Box 4260 Alapaha, Ga. 31622 Phone: 229-532-7963 Herd Certified and Accredited.

CALL RAY HICKS 912-865-5593

Whitey & Candler Hunt P.O. Box 488, 255 W. Jefferson St. Madison, GA 30650 706/342-0264 (off.) 706/342-2767 (home)

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Plantation Sam and Pat Zemurray 477 Honey Ridge Road Guyton, GA 31312-9661 Office: 912/772-3118 Night: 912/234-7430

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cell (229) 337-0038 or (229) 886-7465

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Registered Polled Herefords Thomas R. Johnson, Owner

525 district line road americus, ga 31709 (229) 924-0091

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Winton C. & Emily C. Harris & Family Square & Round: Bermuda Grass Hay, (921) 586-6585 and Quality Polled Cell (912) 294-2470 Hereford & Braford Cattle Performance & Quality from Grazing Since 1942 Jonny and Teri Harris

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Junior cattlemen’s report

The Cycle… Continues By Merritt Daniels, Chairwoman

Just as a showman ends a show season with much hesitation and a great deal of emotion, the showman can’t help but reflect on the events and growth that the animal has displayed throughout the year. It is simply a cycle that the showman must except, but is often very difficult to do. Goodbyes are never easy, but knowing that the individual will have the opportunity to select a new calf for the next year offers excitement. Along comes the promise of new opportunities that will come as the showman begins the cycle anew with great expectations. Once a calf has been chosen, the showman begins to halter break, determine feeding strategy and groom their new project. After the “dirty work” has been done, the showman then beings to plan to attend shows to display their hard work throughout the year in great hope that their efforts will be recognized in the show ring…. The leadership cycle for the Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association can be compared to a “show cycle.” As GJCA officer’s leadership roles come to a conclusion, we can’t help but hesitate and be filled with emotions as we look back on the many accomplishments and fond memories we have made. Once the applications were reviewed and interviews conducted, the six officers were selected just as a showman makes his/her selection; the interview team knew this would be a good fit. As a team, we first joined together at Summer Conference, where we began to plan out the important events of the year, strengths and weaknesses were determined and roles were assigned. Once the responsibilities were distributed, each member committed to making their event the best it could be – whether is was an article for the Georgia Cattleman, organizing the larger events such as Field Day, 74 August 2013

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Summer Conference or Convention, or being an “agvocate” for the Beef Industry at the Sunbelt Ag Expo. Much work and dedication went in to our successes. As each event was checked off the calendar, we were able to reflect on our hard work and enjoyed our accomplishments. As hard as it is to let go of this year’s “Dream Team,” just like a showman hesitates to release their grasp of one halter for the next, it is inevitable as the cycle must continue. This is especially difficult to say goodbye to our teammates who have graduated and will attend college in the fall. Callie Akins, Ben Hicks, Walt Lipham and Gibson Priest were great assets to the “Dream Team” and will be greatly missed. Just as a showman has great expectations for the upcoming show season, we at GJCA are looking for great things from this year’s officer team, which consists of Merritt Daniels, Jordan Harrison, Hope Edwards, Madison Baugh, Macy Seagraves and Greyson Fernandez. As we will meet for the first time at Summer Conference, the excitement among the members is building. The anticipation of this year’s events has us all eager for the next turn of the new officer cycle. This year, our cycle will begin with a change at the administrative level. Dallas Duncan did an outstanding job guiding us as GJCA Coordinator and she has been offered a professional opportunity that she felt she could not refuse. Although she will be sorely missed, we wish her the best. Our new guide, Bailey Toates, has picked up the halter and “hit the ground running.” Our team is certainly in good hands. So, as the new show season begins for 2013-14, the new officer team begins as well; thus, the cycle continues to turn. We shall look on the past to help improve the future with each turn. GC

P.O. Box 27990 Macon, GA 31210 478-474-6560 GJCA MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Georgia Junior Cattlemen's Association is to prepare the members of the junior association for membership and leadership in the Georgia Cattlemen's Association, and to offer educational opportunities to prepare them to become industry leaders.


Chairwoman Merritt Daniels Convention/Summer Conference Coordinator Jordan Harrison Field Day Coordinator Hope Edwards Chapter Relations Madison Baugh Chapter Relations Greyson Fernandez Chapter Relations Macy Seagraves Youth Activities Advisor Bailey K. Toates 816-824-0002 GET CONNECTED ON FACEbOOk GEOrGiA JuNiOr CATTLEMEN's AssOCiATiON

Taking Beef to Victory Lane! By sarah grogan, summer intern

Saturday morning stations started bright and early with some tough competition. The three teams marketed animals, worked cattle through chutes and designed the ideal beef cattle diet. Following the stations, the teams enjoyed lunch from Stuffed Burger. After lunch, the waiting game began as the juniors anxiously awaited their scores. Finally, the checkered flag waved as the nine juniors stepped up to Victory Lane. Team CCR – Callie Akins, Clay McGuire and Reid McGuire – took home the trophies as well as station prizes in the job interview, reproduction, nutrition, keep-cull, marketing, herd health and handling. Team Dawgs – Macy Seagraves, Jordan Harrison and Merritt Daniels – pulled out second place by taking home victories in beef management challenge, credit and finance and beef industry issues stations. Team Bowdon FFA – Stewart Teal, Sawyer Lane and Lucas Brock – took home third place beating both team CCR and team Dawgs in the meat identification station. To be able to teAM BoWdon FFA  participate in an pictured with Coach Ryan Ayers event that challenges participants on so many different aspects involving the beef industry is a great opportunity. I would like to extend a huge thank you to our host UGA, as well as all of our sponsors (listed below), station managers, judges and volunteers for making this event possible. I would also like to encourage any juniors interested to make this event a top priority in the years to come.

Who wouldn’t like to start off their college career with some extra scholarship money? Nine lucky juniors got to bring home more than $6,000 in scholarships this summer after competing in the Beef Industry Scholarship Challenge. “The Scholarship Challenge is a great learning experience for high school students," Callie Akins says. "To me, participating in this event was not only about scholarship opportunities, but also preparing me as a future leader in the beef industry." This year’s NASCAR-themed event invited juniors to take beef to Victory Lane at the University of Georgia in Athens. Stations kicked off on Friday, June 21, with participants identifying retail cuts of meat, interviewing for jobs, discussing industry issues and more. Friday’s events also included a campus tour and a delicious dinner at Partisover Ranch, hosted by Randy and Beth Daniel.

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next Month:  BrAnGus FeAture AgriLabs ............................................................20 Alltech ................................................................58 American Angus Association 816-383-5100 ..................................................45 Barnett Angus 706-678-2890..................................................38 Beef Checkoff 877-444-BEEF................................................67 Blitch Place Farms 912-682-8330 ..................................................68 Bramblett Angus 707-654-8272..................................................34 Bricton Farm 478-357-6113 ..................................................36 Britt Angus Farm 770-318-9809 ..................................................50 CAM Ranches 706-202-1635 ..................................................53 Carroll T. Cannon, Auctioneer 229-776-4383..................................................68 Clement's Livestock Service 770-725-0348..................................................68 D.E. Billingsley, Real Estate Broker 850-510-3309 ..................................................68 Daniel Livestock Service 706-788-2533..................................................68 Darren Carter, Auctioneer 864-980-5695 ................................................68 Davis Farms........................................................51 Deaver Beefalo 706-374-5789..................................................68 Deep South Stocker Conference 800-ASK-UGA1 ............................................28 Eblen Electronics 910-298-3012 ..................................................69 Elrod & Tolbert 706-338-8733 ..................................................47 Farm Credit Associations of Georgia ........55 Farmland For Sale (Hart Co.) 706-654-8272 ................................................68 Flint River Mills 800-841-8502 ................................................60 Friendship Farms 478-763-3911 ..................................................48 Fuller Supply Company..................................14 GCA Region Roundups..................................25 Genex Cooperative, Inc. ................................68 Georgia Angus Breeders ..........................42,43 Georgia Beefmaster Breeders ........................26 Georgia Brahman Breeders ............................65 Georgia Brangus Breeders ..............................31 Georgia Chianina Breeders 706-759-2220 ................................................26

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Plan ahead to advertise in these special issues! Magazine and online advertising is available. Call 478-474-6560. For the General Classified Ad section see pages 68 and 69 Georgia Gelbvieh Breeders ............................65 Georgia Hereford Breeders 912-865-5593 ..................................................72 Georgia Limousin Breeders 229-567-4044 ................................................27 Georgia Polled Shorthorn Breeders ............26 Georgia Red Angus Breeders 706-882-7423..................................................65 Georgia Santa Gertrudis Breeders 678-852-7301 ..................................................65 Georgia Simmental Breeders 706-645-6071..................................................54 Georgia-Florida Charolais Association 706-200-6655 ................................................54 GJCA Field Day Recap 478-474-6560 ................................................64 Godfrey's Feed 877-629-0750..................................................58 Gretsch Brothers Angus 706-340-0945 ................................................35 Harris Co. Cattlemen's Assoc. 706-321-5555 ..................................................24 Highview Farms 770-567-3942..................................................68 Hillside Angus Farm 404-316-4969..................................................33 Johnston Seed Company 877-736-2410 ....................................................5 Laura's Lean Beef 334-701-9114 ..................................................69 Lemmon Cattle Enterprises 706-553-3911 ..................................................37 Malcolm Financial Group 800-884-4820 ................................................70 Martin's Cattle Services 706-367-8349..................................................68 Meldon Farms 706-654-8283 ................................................48 Merial ..................................................................59 Mike Jones, Auctioneer 706-773-3612 ..................................................68 Ogeechee Angus 706-551-2878 ..................................................53 Pasture Management 800-230-0024..................................................17 Poe Farms 770-851-0691 ..................................................52 Predestined Cattle Company 478-494-9593 ................................................46 Priefert Ranch Equipment 800-527-8616 ..................................................14 Ragan & Massey 800-264-5281 ............................................61,79

Reproductive Management Services 229-881-9711 ..................................................68 Rockin' R Trailers 800-241-8794 ................................................69 Rocking W Angus 706-540-0400 ................................................33 Rolling Acres 770-307-7511 ....................................................3 Santa Gertrudis Breeders International 361-592-9357 ..................................................21 Senepol Cattle ..................................................68 Smith Angus Farm 478-494-9593 ................................................46 Southeast AGNet Radio ................................70 Southeast Brangus 336-998-8125 ................................................30 Southeast Livestock Exchange, LLC 828-646-0270 ..........................................Back Southeastern Semen Services, Inc. 386-963-5916 ................................................68 Southern States 866-372-8272 ................................................28 Superior Livestock Auction 800-422-2117 ................................................38 The Bull Whisperer 478-397-7201 ................................................68 Triple E Poultry 706-692-5149 ................................................68 Turnpike Creek Farms 229-315-0986 ................................................34 Tyson Steel 229-776-7588 ................................................69 WAX ..................................................................2,7 Williams Angus Farms 706-238-2636 ................................................36 Yancey Brothers 770-941-2300 ................................................68 Yon Family Farms 803-685-5048................................................44 Zoetis ................................................................49

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