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Contents

Volume 41 / number 12 / December 2013

Red Angus in the Spotlight

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GCA President’s Report by David Gazda Special GCA Management Report by Michele Creamer GCA Leadership Georgia CattleWomen’s Report by Nanette Bryan Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Report by Macy Seagraves

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GCA Emerging Leaders Conference Your Beef Buck$ at Work Meet Rodney Hilley, Region 8 Vice President American National CattleWomen Visit Washington, D.C. USDA Announces Final BSE Rule The ACC for Beef: Why You Should Vote YES Children’s Book Review by Katie Thigpen Environmental Quality Incentives Program Applications Due 2013 Southeast Hay Contest Results Georgia to Host RAA of America 2014 Annual Meeting Living a Legacy

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New Members GCA Facebook Photo Contest Winner Good Moos! Chapter Connections Georgia Beef Bites by Suzanne Black Industry Obituaries The Rain Hotline by Baxter Black Associate Members Local Market Reports Classified Ads Beef Management Calendar for the Month of December Calendar of Events Goin’ Showin’ Advertising Index

Expert advice

33 Using a Cow Lease to Expand Your Cow Herd by Curt Lacy 46 Leptospirosis by Emily G. Lawrence and Lee Jones 50 Lingering Effects of Low Quality Hay by Dennis Hancock

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

MAGAZINE STAFF Editor: Josh White, josh@gabeef.org Industry editorial: Bailey K. Toates, magazine@gabeef.org or bailey@gabeef.org Advertising: Bailey K. Toates, bailey@gabeef.org Graphic artist: Gayla Dease, gayla@gabeef.org Illustrator/cartoonist: Dennis McLain, dennisdeanmclain@gmail.com Billing: Michele Creamer, michele@gabeef.org Circulation: Sherri Morrow, sherri@gabeef.org

THE GEORGIA CATTLEMAN The cover of the December 2013 issue of Georgia Cattleman shows productive Red Angus cows grazing in middle Georgia. Photo by Josh White. Inset – a powerful line-up of bulls await at the Calhoun Bull Test Sale. Photo by Bailey 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.

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I recently attended the first organizational meeting of young cattlemen and cattlewomen that had shown interest at this year’s GCA Summer Conference in creating a Young Cattlemen’s Council here in the state. Although attendance was smaller than anticipated (possibly due to the Georgia-Florida festivities in Jacksonville?) the enthusiasm of this group that gathered at GCA’s headquarters was evident. During the three-hour meeting topics such as name of the organization, age requirements, purpose of the organization, mission statement, organizational structure, by-laws and future activities were thoroughly discussed and debated by attendees. As the meeting concluded it was obvious that the group, which had gathered around the boardroom table in Macon, had thoughtfully and properly laid the foundation to build a successful new GCA council. As the “old timer” in the group it was refreshing to witness the enthusiasm, feel the passion and be encouraged by the leadership potential that had gathered that afternoon. Expect to hear more from this group as they begin promoting their organization, growing its membership and planning future programs and activities. Please remember the sign-up period to qualify to vote for the creation of an Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef (ACC for Beef) will end Dec. 31, 2013. Anyone owning cattle in the state is eligible to vote in the referendum; however, to receive a ballot you must first sign up. Seldom does the opportunity present itself to the 2 percent of us involved in production agriculture to vote on legislation for the betterment of our industry. As I stated in last month’s column, this is your opportunity as cattlemen to vote in favor of a beneficial program that was developed by cattlemen for cattlemen in our state. 6 December 2013

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GCA President dAVid GAZdA And FAMiLY Again, I would strongly encourage you to vote “Yes” on this important referendum for the future of Georgia’s cattle industry!

Anyone owning cattle in the state is eligible to vote in the referendum; however, to receive a ballot you must first sign up. Seldom does the opportunity present itself to the 2 percent of us involved in production agriculture to vote on legislation for the betterment of our industry.... this is your opportunity as cattlemen to vote in favor of a beneficial program that was developed by cattlemen for cattlemen in our state....

In closing, the state’s cattle industry recently lost a good friend and leader with the passing of Oglethorpe County cattleman Ralph Bridges in early November. Mr. Ralph, as he was known by many, was a lifelong cattleman and served as GCA president in 1992 and president of the

American Angus Association in 1996 where he has the distinction of being only the third breeder from Georgia in that organization’s 130-year history to serve in that capacity. A lifelong resident of Oglethorpe County as well, Mr. Ralph served in leadership positions with various other agricultural organizations, community organizations and was a deacon and member of Salem Baptist Church. A humble man from humble beginnings, Mr. Ralph had a contagious laugh, an ever-present smile and a positive word for all those fortunate enough to have known him and called him friend. In recent years – as our daughters Katie and Taylor completed their junior livestock careers and moved onto college and the next chapters in their lives – Mr. Ralph and his wife of 62 years, Mrs. Margaret, never missed an opportunity to tell Carolyn and me how proud they were of us, the girls and their accomplishments. At the funeral service his pastor, Brett Mask, shared with those in attendance four things he knew Mr. Ralph loved, things that many close to him had known for years: Black Angus cattle, hard work, his family and his God. His obituary concluded by noting “Mr. Bridges always said he had a great life and truly enjoyed the ride. His church, family and cattle were his joy.” Mr. Ralph, my friend, you will be missed. Wishing you and your families a safe and blessed holiday season.


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A BiG thAnk You goes to all of our volunteer leaders that helped GCA and GBB at Sunbelt. Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Chair, Merritt Daniels, is shown greeting Gov. Nathan Deal as he toured the Beef Pavilion. We appreciate the members that stop by to visit, buy a new hat or renew their membership!

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GCA Continues to suPPort the Georgia Association of County Agriculture Agents. Josh White is pictured addressing attendees at the group’s annual meeting. White thanked all of the agents that help cattlemen and local cattlemen’s associations across the state, especially during the past year as agents had less support due to fewer state extension beef cattle specialists. • G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N


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This isn’t your typical article for this page. Usually Josh writes something about the cattle industry and occasionally will throw in a story of his children. He has been after me to share this story with you for some time, and since he has a tradition of writing something more personal each December, now seems the perfect time. This is a story about my journey over the last 14 years. We feel that the cattle industry is not only about cattle and beef but also the people. I first started with the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association in 2001. At that time, I had a 2-year-old son. Few of you know that little boy is adopted. He looks just like my husband Dwyatt and me, and always has. Today he is a 14-year-old young man who still looks and acts like us too! My husband and I have been married for more than 25 years. We had only been married a few years when we were told the chance of us having children of our own was extremely slim. Together, we decided we would give it to the Lord and leave it with Him. We never told anyone but our immediate family. After going on a Mission Trip in the Spring of 1999, and wanting to adopt a little girl in the country of Panama, I came home for the first time able to share with others that we were unable to have children biologically. We met a lady at church, Faye, and shared our story with her. A few weeks later Faye began to work in a gynecologist’s office. Within a few days a young girl came in and Faye checked her in for her appointment. She told Faye she was there for testing in order to put her baby up for adoption. She had not signed with the adoption agency yet, but the baby was due in six weeks. Faye asked her if she would be willing to meet a couple from her church and she agreed. We met her the following week and in just four short weeks Micah Dwyatt Creamer was born. We brought him home straight from the hospital. Let's skip ahead to April 2008; Dwyatt and I were contacted by a lawyer friend from church who asked us if we were interested in adopting again. We told her we would love to! Our friend had been contacted by a young girl who wanted to put her baby up for adoption. We met the young girl and her boyfriend the following week. She was not due until June. Over the next couple of months we prepared a little girl's nursery in pink and brown. On June 9, 2008,

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Katlyn Michele was born. I was in the delivery room and she was absolutely beautiful. On June 10th I went to spend the day with them and immediately knew something was wrong. The boyfriend’s family had not previously known about the baby. His sister had found out and come to the hospital to talk them into keeping the baby. To keep the story brief, this very young and disadvantaged family had changed their minds. They were keeping the baby girl. I left the hospital more devastated than I have ever been in my life without the little girl that we had prepared a pink room for in our house and an even more special place for in our hearts. I had turned 38 years old the day before this baby was born. The next year was filled with lots of tears and “Why Lord?” I had always had the Faith to believe that this little girl was mine and had never doubted. Why was this happening? The next year when I turned 39 years old, I told the Lord I needed to know what to do with all of the pink items in my house. If He wanted me to give everything to someone then I wanted Him to show me who. BUT if He was going to give me my baby girl I wanted her before I turned 40. I wasn’t getting any younger! In September 2009, after more than 20 years of marriage, I found out that I was pregnant. I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that this was my little girl. GCA had asked me to come back to work with them. For those of you who do not know, I had left GCA in 2008 for an offer that I did not think that I could refuse. I was miserable there and was apparently missed here. I let the GCA leadership know that I would not be the same size for very long and they were all excited for us. On May 10, 2010 (just under four weeks before I turned 40) I gave birth to a very healthy, beautiful little girl, McKenzie Ciana Creamer. She is absolutely the light of our lives. The Lord answered our prayers just perfectly! He knew when we would need both of our children and that is when they came – not a day before. See, there are no cows in the story. It is simply a story of how truly good the Lord is and that we should never quit praying and believing in His perfect will. From the GCA family to yours we wish you all a very Merry Christmas! GC

[Josh White is GCA and Georgia Beef Board Executive Vice President. Michele Creamer is GCA’s Director of Operations.]

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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 Merry Christmas from our families to yours! 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 karnold3@netzero.net Lee Brown, Colbert, 706-207-7048 southlandfence@yahoo.com Carroll T. Cannon, TyTy, 229-776-4383 thecannons@prodigy.net Brent Galloway, Monticello, 678-410-6070 circlegfarms@gmail.com Kyle Gillooly, Wadley, 478-494-9593 predestinedcattle@hotmail.com Jan Scott, Hazlehurst, 912-309-2349 nichollsrx@atc.cc

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

Email: porter168@aol.com RANDY FORDHAM Vice President 65 Corey Drive Danielsville, GA 30633 706-207-1301

Email: randy.fordham@boehringer-ingelheim.com BILLY MOORE Treasurer 172 Hidden Lakes Drive Gray, GA 31032 478-986-6893

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

Email: josh@gabeef.org

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GCA Immediate past president: Chuck Joiner, 770-832-7299 chuckjoiner@bellsouth.net 425 Gray Road, Carrollton, GA 30116 NCBA Directors: Randy Fordham, Danielsville, 706-207-1301 Randy.Fordham@boehringer-ingelheim.com Steve Blackburn, Waynesboro, 214-912-1993 sebcofarms@gmail.com Foundation Chairman: Bill Hopkins, Thomson, 706-564-2961 hopkinsfarms@aol.com CattleWomen’s president: Nanette Bryan, Summerville, 706-397-8219 cattlewomen@gabeef.org

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 burtonfarmandhay@hotmail.com 1971-1972 Edward B. Pope, Washington Region 2: Eddie Bradley, 706-994-2079 1972-1974 George Berner, Warm Springs eddiebradley@windstream.net 1974-1976 Dr. O.E. Sell, Milner 1976-1978 Joe Gayle, Perry Region 3: Ron Ward, 706-213-9175 1978-1980 Sam Hay, Covington rcfarms45@hotmail.com 1980-1981 Lee Campbell, Carrollton 1981-1982 Charles Baker, Calhoun Region 4: Bill Cline, 770-251-3518 1982-1983 Webb Bullard, Camilla cfarm@bellsouth.net 1983-1984 Bobby Rowan, Enigma Region 5: Charles Woodward, 678-725-2292 1984-1985 Harvey Lemmon, Woodbury charleswoodward1@bellsouth.net 1985-1986 Don Griffith, Buchanan 1986-1987 Gene Chambers, Douglas Region 6: Tammy Cheely, 706-465-2136 1987-1988 Mike Peed, Forsyth tcheely@uga.edu 1988-1989 Sam Payne, Calhoun 1989-1990 Bobby Miller, Lula Region 7: Steve Lennon, 706-577-1400 1990-1991 Newt Muse, Carrollton slennon1@knology.net 1991-1992 Howard T. Jones, Foley, AL 1992-1993 Mark Armentrout, Roswell Region 8: Rodney Hilley, 770-567-3909 1993-1994 Ralph Bridges, Lexington powdercreek@yahoo.com 1994-1995 Lane Holton, Camilla Region 9: Mike Burke, 706-551-3025 1995-1996 Jim Goodman, Temple mike@burkebrangusfarm.com 1996-1997 Dr. Frank Thomas, Alamo 1997-1998 Joe Duckworth, Milledgeville Region 10: Scotty Lovett, 229-938-2187 1998-1999 Betts Berry, Chickamauga tailfeathers862@yahoo.com 1999-2000 Curly Cook, Crawford 2000-2001 Chuck Sword, Williamson Region 11: Derek Williams, 229-315-0986 2001-2002 Robert Fountain, Jr., Adrian turnpikecreek@hotmail.com 2002-2003 Louie Perry, Moultrie Region 12: Ray Hicks, 912-682-8670 2003-2004 Tim Dean, Lafayette rhicks@bulloch.net 2004-2005 John Callaway, Hogansville 2005-2006 Bill Hopkins, Thomson Region 13: John Moseley, Jr., 229-308-6355 2006-2007 Dr. Jim Strickland, Glennville cmoseley@swgafarmcredit.com 2007-2008 Evans Hooks, Swainsboro 2008-2009 Mike McCravy, Bowdon Region 14: Kurt Childers, 229-775-2287 2009-2010 Bill Nutt, Cedartown kurtchilders@windstream.net 2010-2011 Bill Bryan, Summerville Region 15: Alvin Walker, 912-282-1717 2011-2012 Steve Blackburn, Waynesboro newberncreekfarmsinc@gmail.com 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 ................Scotty Lovett / 229-938-2187 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 / 770-547-9851 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

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ABAC ................Aaron Weaver / 386-527-9232 Amicalola............George Lyons / 706-265-3328 Appalachian..........Phillip Jones / 770-894-2479 Baldwin-Jones-Putnam ...................David Lowe 706-485-6436 Banks ...............Thomas Dalton / 706-677-3008 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..................Kurt Childers / 229-561-3466 Burke ........................Milo Hege / 706-554-4933 Carroll .......................Tony Cole / 770-596-6596 Clarke-Oconee ........Walter Lee / 706-769-4231 Colquitt.............Rocky Herndon / 229-782-5660 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 / 404-502-6287 Houston...............Wayne Talton / 478-987-0358 Jackson....................Cole Elrod / 678-410-1312 Jefferson ...Donavan Holdeman / 706-833-2962 Johnson Area ..........Will Tanner / 478-278-1922 Laurens ...............Brad Childers / 478-376-4670 Lincoln.............Stan Tankersley / 706-359-7389 Little River ........Marvin Norman / 706-595-4291 Lowndes ...........Andrew Conley / 706-781-8656 Lumpkin ..........Anthony Grindle / 706-300-6605 Macon....................Ron Conner / 478-847-5944 Madison .................Trey McCay / 706-255-8422 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 ..............Michael Ivy, Jr. / 706-202-5046 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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Georgia Cattlemen’s Association 100 Cattlemen’s Drive P.O. Box 27990 Macon, GA 31221 478-474-6560 • Fax 478-474-5732 Email: gca@gabeef.org q New Member q Renewal Name ____________________________________________ Address___________________________________________ City ______________________________________________ State____________ Zip ______________________________ Phone ____________________________________________ E-mail ____________________________________________ GCA Chapter_______________________________________ Sponsored by ______________________________________ Birthday (juniors only) _______________________________ GCA Dues, 1 year ______________________________$ 50 GJCA Dues, 1 year______________________________$ 15 GCWA Dues, 1 year _____________________________$ 15 Additional Local Dues, 1 year _____________________$___ TOTAL PAYMENT        $___

Thank you ... for your membership!

Membership dues entitle you to receive a one-year subscription to the Georgia Cattleman magazine. Payment of GCA membership dues is tax-deductible for most members as an ordinary business expense. Complying with tax laws, GCA estimates 5% of the dues payment is not deductible as a business expense because of direct lobbying activities. Also, charitable contributions to GCA are not taxdeductible for federal income tax purposes. G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Thanks for ending your year with us as our newest members!

Danny Adams, Cedartown Alan Baggett, Montrose Cheryl A Banks, Dublin Dennis Black, Martin Barron Brandon, Dublin Lee Boone, Franklin Tim Brooks, Hoschton Justin Brown, Axson Bubba East, Dublin Dayton Cannon, Montrose Steve Cannon, Montrose Stewart Carter, Doerun Cedar Creek Farms, Calhoun Dylan Chandler, Commerce Bryan Childers, Dublin Citizens Bank, Dublin Christian Cobb, Davisboro Gregg Cole, Douglasville D & D Farm Service, Madison Rachel Detweiler, Rome Marty Dowdy, Greensboro Ann East, Wedawee, Ala. Ben Eubanks, Shiloh Kathy Jackson, Omaha Merrill Folsom, Villa Rica

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Joshua Fowler, Dacula Cliff Gable, Carnesville Stephen Gambrell, Dearing Cam Garrett, Dublin Joe Callaway Gibson, Rome Jessica Gladney, Watkinsville John Gosnell, Clarkesville Jason Heard, Chula Katie Hammond, Trenton Mark Ross Herrington, Jeffersonville Danny Hogan, Dexter Terry Holland, Cadwell Ashton Hosta, Thomaston Randy Huff, Meansville Eddie Johnson, Royston Damon Marrell, Bethlehem Richard W McGinnis, Madison Medical Park Pharmacy, Dublin Darin Medlin, Milledgeville Dustin Miller, Rockledge Brayson Mitchell, Jefferson Kim Mize, Clarkesville Jimmie Mullinax, Clarkesville

Jeremy Payne, Canon Evan Peeples, Toccoa Whit Pope, Franklin Emily Potter, Chickamauga Ellen Powell, Montrose Colton Powell, Montrose R. C. Tire, Dublin Bill Rainer, Union Springs, Ala. Ralph Jackson, P.C., Dublin Christina Routh, Micanopy Fla. Ricky Roe, Lakeland Samantha Smith, Winder Lyn Smith, Molena T & L Ranch, Mauk Dan Taylor, Nashville O. Frank Thigpen, Jr., Dearing George Townsend, Lafayette Mike Tucker, Pine Mountain Robert Veal, Wrightsville Eryn Watson, Athens Watson's Towing, Dublin Richard Whitman, Adel Justin Whitten, Franklin Chris Wilson, Griffin Woodmen Of The World, Dublin


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• Has had cattle continuously since he was 10. Started in the Registered Simmental business in 1974. Has a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science from Berry College. • He has a daughter who is a nurse and lives in Yatesville and a son who lives in Williston, N.D. and works in the oil industry. His youngest son is in college and still helps with the cattle. • Has two grandchildren with one on the way!

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Share what it means to be a regional vice president and some of the responsibilities you undertake. ansWer: First of all, I consider it an honor to be able to serve as the Region 8 vice president. I consider myself as a liaison between local chapters and the GCA Leadership. I welcome any opportunity to serve the chapters in our region. I think it is very important that the lines of communication be open to members so that they can be well informed and new ideas can be considered.

of purebred Simmental, SimAngus and purebred Angus cattle. I have served on the GCA Bull Test committee for several years and began my term as Region 8 vice president in April 2013.

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In your opinion, what is the most pertinent issue Georgia’s beef industry is facing today?

• Is the Region 8 vice president and secretary of the Mid-Georgia Cattlemen's Association. He has served several years on the MGCA Boad of Directors and one term as President. • His favorite cut of Beef is a Ribeye steak!

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ansWer: Passing the ACC for Beef is of the utmost ansWer: Of course importance, and developing the membership is always a top new Young Cattlemen's Council priority and growing GCA’s is a must. This Council consists of membership is important for the the young people who will carry future. As for the present, getting on the business of GCA in the the Agricultural Commodity for years to come. If you look around Beef, or Beef Checkoff passed is at your local membership Q Describe your of immediate importance so that meetings, the average age of our background and involvement in we can increase our ability to members is increasing annually, so the beef cattle industry. increase beef cattle research in we must get these young members Georgia, improve the consumers more involved. I’m sure you all ansWer: I have raised cattle knowledge of beef and increase know, but we do have a great staff for about 40 years, having a small our market share. Other issues at the GCA office and they are commercial herd as a kid. I began include water quality and always willing to assist in any raising registered Simmental cattle political policies, which will way, so don’t hesitate to call after graduation from college in definitely impact our future in them. GC 1976. Currently, our herd consists this business. G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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During early November the American National CattleWomen had the opportunity to spend some quality time in the nation’s capital for the Metropolitan Cooking & Entertaining Show – a two-day food-lover’s event in Washington, D.C. featuring hundreds of exhibitors, cooking demos, tastings, workshops, book signings by celebrity chefs, and appearances by Food Network celebrities. We were very well represented with 47 ladies from 22 states in attendance. Saturday and Sunday were spent at our booth distributing recipe samples and engaging with the 23,000+ consumers that came in for the show. Several JACkson CattleWomen were fortunate enough to share the stage with famous chefs Timothy Dean and Michael Colletti to cook several 2013 National Beef Cook-Off recipes. Each year, the Beef Checkoff funds the National Beef CookOff program which affords us the opportunity to interact one-onone with consumers, educating them on the benefits of beef, sampling winning beef recipes, and demonstrating convenient, healthy beef meals. This year’s National Beef Cook-Off contest theme was “Making the Most of MyPlate,” which encouraged delicious, healthy recipes from a variety of food groups. Entrants were asked to develop original and tasty beef-focused recipes that include broadly appealing ingredients from the fruit and vegetable, grain products and dairy products groups. (The MyPlate ini-

tiative is led by the USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion and is designed to help consumers make better food choices.) Abbie Argersinger of Austin, Texas, was announced on Saturday as the $25,000 grand prize winner of the 2013 National Beef Cook-Off contest. Argersinger’s CaliAvocado Steak Salad – which included boneless beef top sirloin steak, olive oil, salt, pepper, a large navel orange, a fresh California avocado, naan bread and mixed salad greens – was a big hit with the judges as well as the cooking-show attendees that came by as we passed out samples and recipe cards. Of course, we couldn’t leave town without spending some time on the Hill. The CattleWomen joined NCBA’s policy staff to meet with representatives about issues near and dear to our hearts. We engaged in conversations about the farm bill, the grazing improvement act, and the King language. We had a great time in Washington and hope to continue our presence on Capitol Hill through increasing our legislative efforts in coordination with the NCBA Washington, D.C., staff. GC

USDOT Required 30-minute Rest Period – Waiver Expires Oct. 9 marked the final day of the 90-day waiver from the 30-minute rest period required by the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). The waiver applied only to drivers of commercial motor vehicles transporting livestock and provided temporary relief from an illogical mandate. Prior to the expiration date, NCBA and other livestock industry groups requested a 2-year exemption from the 30minute rest period from USDOT. Unfortunately, USDOT has not yet granted an exemption from the 30-minute rest period for livestock transportation. For an industry that makes safe transportation of livestock a top priority, this is a disappointing lack of action, said Kent Bacus, NCBA Associate Director of Legislative Affairs. The U.S. beef industry has invested a significant amount of time and resources to develop educational programs to make sure beef producers across the country know the safest and most 14 December 2013

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efficient ways to load, transport and unload livestock. “Without question, our producers go to great lengths to see to the health and welfare of their cattle in transport and to obey traffic laws and operate as safely as possible on the road,” Bacus said. “This is not just a seasonal issue where we should only be concerned with transporting cattle during warmer months. We are also concerned that our producers will face a similar dilemma with cold winter months quickly settling in across the country. And the simple truth is the beef industry, like the weather, is very diverse and is rarely the same in different regions at the same time. We need a year-round solution that doesn’t compromise the safety of our livestock in transit.” NCBA remains committed to pursuing relief from this burdensome regulation and making sure our livestock do not sit in a stagnant trailer for the sake of a nap. GC


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men and women not only talk about market access, but that we stand behind it.” This regulation, also known as the comprehensive BSE rule, brings the U.S. into compliance with international trade standards without compromising the interlocking safeguards against BSE that are currently in place. “This is great news for the U.S. cattle industry and integral to our efforts to further international trade,” George said. “With these import regulations set, I am confident we will be able to expand our market access and meet international demand for high quality U.S. beef. We greatly appreciate the work of USDA Secretary Vilsack and the entire team at USDA/APHIS.” The comprehensive BSE rule will solidify the United States’ commitment to basing our trade relationships on internationally-recognized, science-based standards. When this rule is in effect, the U.S. will use the same criteria and categories as the OIE to identify a country’s BSE risk status. This rule will be published in the Federal Register and will become effective 90 days after publication. GC

Farm Bill Conferees Meet, Remain Hopeful

The opening statements of the farm bill conference served as a vigilant reminder of the significant differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. Still, the formal discussion between the 40 conferees remained hopeful as House Agriculture Committee Chairman Frank Lucas, (R-Okla.) and Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) stated their expectation of getting a final bill by the end of the year. “Let me say that no one who is a part of this effort is going to like everything in this bill,” Lucas said. “But, we have a responsibility to reach consensus and do what is best for all of agriculture and rural America. Let’s give certainty and sound policy to our agricultural producers; let’s deliver taxpayers billions of dollars in deficit reduction; let’s continue to provide consumers the affordable and reliable food supply they have grown accustomed to. Let’s work together to get our work done.” As the responsibility of our elected officials to represent those who serve as stewards of the land and animals, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) is appreciative to the conferees working toward a long-term solution that provides our ranchers the stability they need and deserve. The House and Senate versions of the bill do have some important similarities as Senator Stabenow said referencing the

conservation title. She also addressed the important issue of reauthorization of disaster assistance, which expired in 2011 and left many ranchers in a vulnerable position over the past two years. “The good news in the conservation title is that both the Senate and the House have similar reforms that will strengthen our partnerships with farmers to protect of our natural resources for future generations,” Stabenow said. “We also agree with the House that it is important to have an effective, perma-

nent livestock disaster assistance program. Between the droughts of last year and the early snow storms in the Dakotas, we have seen the importance of having this disaster assistance in place.” After the conferees vote on a final version, it must still pass through the entire House and Senate before it can be signed into law by the president. NCBA is supportive of agriculture policy which provides certainty to farmers and ranchers, and passing a full fiveyear farm bill remains top priority. GC

legislative Watch s. 258 and h.r. 657— grazing improvement act To amend the Federal Land Policy and Management Act of 1976 to improve the management of grazing leases and permits, and for other purposes. NCBA urges a Yes vote on S. 258 and H.R. 657. Key Sponsors: Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Rep. Raúl Labrador (R-Idaho) h.r. 1462 — renewable fuel standard reform act Amends the Clean Air Act to revise the renewable fuel program. NCBA urges a Yes vote on H.R. 1462. Key Sponsor: Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) s. 1343 — farmer identity Protection act Protects the personal information of livestock producers from being distributed to third parties. NCBA urges a Yes vote on S. 1343. Key Sponsors: Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) s. 1630 and h.r. 3189 — Water rights Protection act Provides a means to combat the recent directive that allows the United States Forest Service (USFS) to seize private water rights without just compensation. NCBA urges a Yes vote on S. 1630 and H.R. 3189. Key Sponsors: Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.), Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.). h.r. 311 — farmers Undertake environmental land stewardship (fUels) act Directs EPA to change the Spill Prevention, Control, and Countermeasure (SPCC) rule to consider a producer's risk when it comes to maintaining costly oil storage facilities. The bill would allow EPA to create practical exemptions for small farmers and ranchers. NCBA urges a YES vote on H.R. 311. Key Sponsor: Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.) G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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FortY-seVen CAttLewoMen from 21 states met together in Washington, D.C. to execute the National Beef Cookoff and spread a positive BEEF message. Georgia CattleWomen were proudly represented by past GCWA President, Brenda Brookshire, and current board member Melissa Miller. Brookshire relates, "the $25,000 winning recipe was Cali-Avocado Steak Salad submitted by Abbie Argersinger of Austin, Texas (pictured). When you combine the personal interaction and the great media coverage this is one impactful event, CattleWomen ROCK!"

President oF MitCheLL Co. CAttLeMen's deAn dAnieLs And CArL shiVer present GCA's Bailey Toates with a check for the building fund. Thank you Mitchell Co. Cattlemen's for your donation!

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the CowetA CAttLeMen’s AssoCiAtion hosted its steAk Cook-oFF in conjunction with the Coweta County Fair. Prizes were awarded based on taste, ease of preparation, and appearance. $500.00 in prize money was awarded to: First Place: Holly DeSantos $250.00 (Adult) second Place:  Raven Jacobs $150.00 (Youth) third Place: Matthew Taylor $100.00 (Youth)

AduLts And Youth competed side-byside and this year two of the top three were under the age of 18 years. Contestants were provided with a beautiful flat iron steak and were required to bring their own grills and side dishes to complement the seasonings and cooking style of the steak. Marcia Callaway organized the event on behalf of the chapter and prize money was awarded by president Robert Allen. G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Georgia Beef Bites By suzanne Black, gBB director of industry information and public relations

Southern & Savory M and Blue Cheese Stufeatballs and Beef fed Mushrooms

I know just about every article I write begins by saying ingreDients Recip # 1 : Mushroo ms how much “I love this time of year.” Well, I do truly love some- 1/2 pouend Ground Beef 1/4 tea spo on salt thing about each season, but fall and winter are by far my 36 to small button or cremini mushrooms favorites. Although, I don’t love winter because of the unpre- 1/3 cup40cru (about 1-1/2 to 2-inch mbled blue cheese diameter) 1/4 cup sof dictable weather that continues to surprise us here in the t whole wheat bread cru mbs 3 tablespoons minced chives south, but because of my favorite holiday, Christmas. With 1/2 teaspoon ste ak seasoning blend Min ced fres gift giving, Christmas parties and family gatherings it can h chives (op Prehea oven to 375°F. tional) Remove become a busy time of year. No matter how much I plan for salt; sett asi de. Mince stems to yieand reserve stems from mushrooms. Seaso n mushroom caps with ld 1/2 cup; discard rem Co mb ine Gro Christmas, it never fails that I always have some last minute und Beef, aining ste seasoning. Spoon bee minced stems, blue cheese, bread crumb ms. s, f mix 3 tab ture les eve poo errands or shopping to do. Between running from Christmas Place stuffed mushr nly into mushrooms. ns chives and steak ooms on party to Christmas party and making it to all of the family additional chives, if desired. rack in broiler pan. Bake in 375°F oven 15 to 20 minute s. Sprinkle with gatherings, it tends to be a month full of hustle and bustle. Recipe # 2: South ern & Savory Meatballs Planning ahead can be hard and I know I can’t complete your Instructions: (feel free to hand make the meatballs using you Combine and chili sauce in the Christmas shopping for you; but I can help plan the food for are combinjelledy bef Crockpot. Make sure ther favorite recipe) ore adding the meatballs Jelly is melted and bot h ingredients your party. As you ponder what to bring to those Christmas suggestion on the bag of your brand of . Place frozen meatballs into the Crockpot and follow the meatballs for heating. allow about 3 hours for Ge ner the ally me spe atb aki alls to be parties remember these Southern & Savory Meatballs and hour on low. Fresh ng you cooked meatballs will ready to serve; about 2 hours on high, the will need to only need to be held in n another Beef and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms. Now, I know the Cro ckp ot on low. Multiply the recipe by how eve r ma these meatballs are more than likely not a new recipe to add number of guests. ny pounds of meatballs you’ll want to make dep ending on your to your collection, but don’t be afraid to change it up a bit! Savory Sauce: Many people use mustard or BBQ sauce instead of chili 1 12 oz jar Chili Sa uce sauce or vice versa. My favorite combination is the jelly and 1 16-18oz jar grape jelly* 2lb frozen meatballs chili sauce. Now on to the mushrooms, if you are not a blue cheese fan, feel free to experiment with different cheeses. *Note: you could use the smaller jar of jell y instead, I think it’s mo of the 18 oz jar, but you re like 10oz. could make This Christmas slow down, enjoy your family, remember Combine jell y and chili sauce in a it less sweet with the small jar if you prefer.I like the sweetness cro ck pot com and bin stir e. unt Ad il d meatballs or cocktail the reason for the season and eat plenty of BEEF! smooth. Heat the mix ture if sausag low. Serve with toothp icks.

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ell ready or not the holidays are here. It has always amazed me how when we were children it took forever for Christmas to get here and now you can hardly get it paid for before another one rolls around.

I love the holidays. Bill and I would head straight for the trees always had an artificial tree but after with the blue streamers and we Christy was born we decided to get a would pick one. I hope your holireal tree. Every year we would load days are filled with wonderful memup the children and the dog and head ories, lots of love, good food, and to the Christmas tree farm. I remem- lots of time with your family and ber the year Kayla was born my maybe a Charlie Brown Christmas Mom said "you are not taking that tree like we have. baby out in the cold" but I did. It was The cattle women have been funny because we started out looking busy the past few months. As always for the biggest, prettiest and best the Georgia National Fair was a sucshaped tree on the farm. Everyone cess. Thousands of people came would run to the most perfect one through the Beef Story which had a they had found and claim it to be our new look this year. We hosted story tree. All of the trees had tags on them time with the children coming telling the price. through and gave some of the books One year some trees had a blue away. Also, new this year was a large streamer hanging from the branch. screen television which showed So I asked the owner what videos of cattle in that meant. He said they Georgia. We look forwere trees that were going ward to expanding on to be discarded because these new additions even they were not good enough more next year. to be Christmas trees. The Sunbelt Expo After looking at everyone's was our next stop. Once pick for the perfect tree I again, the turnout was a could not help but keep great success! This year going back to the tree with along with beef brochures the blue streamer on it. As we handed out recipes I walked around it I could our own Georgia nAnette BrYAn see it was not as full as the Cattlewomen had providother trees, its trunk was not ed. We also had a drawing for a straight and it had several huge Crockpot full of goodies and Beef holes in the branches. For some rea- Certificates. son I could not walk away from it. Next we moved on to the All I could think about was that National Beef Cook-off held in tree wanted to be a Christmas tree, Washington D.C. where recipes were too. So I stood by this tree for my sampled for the best of the best. You pick and when Bill and the kids can checkout out the 2013 winners came to look they each called out and some great new recipes at its faults but I explained how it www.beefcookoff.org. deserved to be a Christmas tree we I would like to thank everyone all agreed to cut it down and bring who came out and helped in each of it home. these events. It is so important for all of That year I think the tree was is to work together to promote Beef! the best we had ever had. Little did Happy Thanksgiving and Merry I know every year after that the kids Christmas from our farm to yours! GC

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2 Familes Lose Great Men J.L. Glisson, 77, Waynesboro J. L. Glisson, 77, husband of Jackie Glisson of Waynesboro, Ga., went to be with our Lord and Savior, Oct. 5, 2013. J. L. was preceded in death by his parents, James Lester Glisson and Jim and Eva Barefield. In addition to his wife, he leaves great memories with his family: children, Rolene G. Rowell, Cheryl G. Sears (Mickey), J. Elaine McWhorter (Bill) and Jay Glisson (Lori); six grandchildren, Dustin Rowell (Channing), Chris Stewart (Amy), Ray McClellan (Ashlie), Tina Hadley (Matthew), Jaylon Glisson and Anslie Glisson; five great grandchildren, Addison and Tucker McClellan, Avery and Haley Kate Hadley, and Bailey Rowell; his brother, Robert F. Glisson (Phoebe); nephews Robert F Glisson Jr (Karla) and Bill Glisson (Betsy); and many other family members. Charles Nathaniel Carter, 88, Cedartown Mr. Charles Nathaniel Carter, age 88, of Hightower Falls Road, Cedartown, Ga., passed away Sunday, Sept. 15, 2013, at his residence. He was born in the Antioch community of Polk County, Ga., on Dec. 21, 1924 a son of the late Charlie Russell Carter and Bertha Dobbs Carter. Mr. Carter had lived his entire life in Polk County where he was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. He was a farmer and member of the Polk County Cattleman’s Association. In addition to farming he retired in 1986 as a rural mail carrier with twenty five years of service. Mr. Carter was always active in Polk County serving as the County Coroner and helped to organize the Polk County Volunteer Fire Department. He also served as the Chief of the Antioch Volunteer Fire Department. Mr. Carter was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served during World War II and received the World War II Victory Medal and the Asiatic Pacific Service Medal with 1 Bronze Star. Mr. Carter was preceded in death by his first wife, Ruth Carter in 2000, by a son, Terry Carter in 1979 and by a granddaughter, Emily Suzanne Waits in 2006. Survivors include his wife, Lanell Carter of Cedartown to whom he was married on January 1, 2001; by three daughters: Retha Stagg and her husband Vaughn, Lindale, Debbie Grogan and her husband Randy, Cedartown and Becky Waits and her husband Frankie, Cedartown; five grandchildren: Shannon Dela Huliniere, Marty Wood, Ryan Grogan, Adam Grogan and Josh Waits; nine great grandchildren; step-daughter, Marcia Hudgins, Cedartown; three step grandchildren: Robert Cannon, Lori Jordan and Laura Graves; four step great grandchildren also survive. GC G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N • December

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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 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 Jackson EMC, Hull Lumber City Supplements, Lumber City Mid-America Feed Yard, Ohiowa, Nebraska Mid State Meat, LLC, Sandersville 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 United Community Bank, Carrollton 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 Baggett Farms, Montrose Baker Cattle Service, Quitman Bank of Camilla, Camilla Bank of Dudley, Dublin Banks County Farm Bureau, Homer Bartow County Farm Bureau, Cartersville

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

BBWH Insurors, Statesboro Bekaert Corp., Douglas Big Indian Feed Tack, LLC, Fort Valley Black’s Seed Store, Dublin Braswell Cattle Company, Athens Bubba Chicks, Hamilton Bubba’s Tire, Dublin Bull Hill Ranch, Gray Court, SC Burke Truck and Tractor, Waynesboro C & H Hardware & Outdoors, Roberta Carroll County Livestock, Carrollton Carroll E.M.C., Carrollton Cat Creek Cattle Co., Valdosta Chapman Fence Company, Jefferson Chattooga Farm Bureau, Summerville Citizens Bank, Dublin Clarke County Farm Bureau, Athens Colony Bank-Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Colony Bank Wilcox, Rochelle Community Bank & Trust, Clarkesville Country Pride Market, LLC, Milan 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 Farmers State Bank, Dublin First State Bank of Randolph Co., Cuthbert Flint EMC, Perry Floridahawaiibeaches.com, Dahlonega Forsyth County Farm Bureau, Cumming 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 James Short Tractors & Equipment of Alto, Alto James Short Tractors & Equipment, Inc., Carnesville Knoxville Store, Knoxville Land South Group, Lakeland, FL Laurens County Farm Bureau, Dublin Lumber City Meat Company, Lumber City Macon Co. Veterinary Hospital, Montezuma Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Danielsville

Purina Mills Madison County Farm Bureau, Danielsville Medical Park Pharmacy, Dublin Meriwether County Farm Bureau,Greenville Morris Bank, Dublin 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 Ralph Jackson, P.C., Dublin R. C. Tire, Dublin 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, Woodstock SunSouth, Carrollton The Four County Bank, Allentown Thompson Appraisals, Soperton Troup County Farm Bureau, LaGrange Turner’s Wings, Reynolds Twin Lakes Farm, Hull Union County Farm Bureau, Blairsville United Bank, Barnesville United Community Bank, Blairsville 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 Watson’s Towing, Dublin Wayne Chandler Plumbing & Well, Danielsville White County Farmers Exchange, Cleveland Whitfield County Farm Bureau, Dalton Wilcox Co. Farm Bureau, Rochelle Wilkes County Stockyard, Wash. Woodmen of the World, Dublin Y-Tex Corporation, St. Augustine, FL


BREEDERS

Georgia Hereford Association 660 Seaburn Vickery Road, Statesboro, GA 30461 • 912-865-5593 leonard Polled hereFordS

HEREFORDS

Quality Polled Herefords At Affordable Prices

Sherman Leonard P.O. Box 280 Chatsworth, GA 30705

706/695-8351 day 706/695-2008 night

1359 County Line Road, Cumming, Georgia 30040 770-886-6849 / Cell: 404-376-6414

private treaty cattle for sale at all times.

Email: srherefords@att.net • www.sunsetridgeherefords.com

Herd Certified & Accredited

CSR Polled Hereford Farm

ThiS ad CoUld Be YoUrS!

Steve Roberts

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) www.innisfailfarm.com

1230 Reeves Rd., Midville, Ga. 30441-9998 Tommy Mead (706) 554-6107 • Fax: (706) 544-0662 www.meadcattle.com

DOUBlE

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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

POLLED HEREFORDS 1095 Charles Smith Rd. Wadley, GA 30477 www.ces-predestined.com

Charles Smith - (478) 494-7567 Kyle Gillooly - (478) 494-9593

Cattle Enterprises

Hunter Grayson

FARM

(706) 206-1824

Registered Polled Herefords Cows & Bulls For Sale at Private Treaty

Performing on our forage.

Home of “The Ugly Bull” PO Box 254 • Watkinsville GA 30677 BlackHatRanch.com

C: 478-553-8598 Bobby Brantley H: 478-552-9328 1750 Wommack-Brantley Road Tennille, Georgia 31089 doublebfarm@washemc.net

WhaleY Polled hereFordS

“Breeding Hereford cattle since 1959” 1968 Burton’s Ferry Hwy. Sylvania, GA 30467 James 912-863-7706 912-690-0214 cell

• line 1 cattle for sale •

Since 1960

Hereforrndal Breed e t a Pat Neligan The M

Bob Neligan 485 Milledgeville Road, Eatonton, GA 31024 706-485-9577 • 706-318-0068 cell

437 Milledgeville Road, Eatonton, GA 31024 706-485-8373

A Program to Watch A Name to Remember Owners: Truman and Starr Whaley 2634 River Bend Road Dalton, GA 30720 Res. (706) 277-3240; Office (706) 277-3993 “Home of Great Victors”

J. TAYLOR NEIGHBORS POLLED HEREFORDS

301 Dennis Station Rd., SW Eatonton, Georgia 31024 (706) 484-1799 cell phone: 706-473-1374

Your ad could be here! Call 912-865-5593

Johnson Polled Herefords

7731 Bastonville Road Warrenton, Georgia 30828 Home: 706-465-2421 • Cell: 706-339-4607

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

Greenview Farms, Inc.

Registered Polled Herefords Thomas R. Johnson, Owner

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

line breeding neil trask Plato Dominos for over 45 years. thick muscled. grass Performers. complete Program. full records. BUD HILL 1651 Deep South Farm Rd. Phone and fax: 706-745-5714 Blairsville, GA 30512 bud@hillvuefarm.com

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


www.salacoavalleybrangus.com

B R A N G U S

David and Susan Vaughan Chris Heptinstall, General Mgr. 706-337-2295 Office 205-363-0919 Cell chris@salacoavalleybrangus.com PO Box 185 Fairmount, GA 30139 www.salacoavalleybrangus.com

BLACKWATER

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CATTLE CO.

For the best in

REGISTERED & COMMERCIAL BRANGUS Mike Coggins • Lake Park, GA 31636 229/559-7972 Office • 229/559-6097 Fax 229/232-3096 Cell • Email: mike@marker29produce.com Ranch located just off I-75, on the Georgia-Florida line.

Char-No Farm

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) www.charnofarm.com • cnffarm@aol.com

Hollonville Highway 362 12 Miles West of Griffin

www.theoaksfarm.com Vince Roberts, Farm Manager - 678-378-4697 cell Scott Barkley, Herdsman - 678-378-0598 cell

Give us a call!

THIS SpACE IS RESERVED FOR YOU! CALL GEORGIA CATTLEMAN 478-474-6560

Raise Healthier Animals Nature’s Way

SEA-90

®

Myers Hereford Farm Bull & Heifer Sale

Dec. 14, 2013 • 1 p.m.

most complete mineral and trace element Product offered all natural • cost effective healthier animals = reduced Vet cost

We welcome you to come and see our cattle and visit with us!

(38) 2-year-old bulls (2) 18-month-old bulls (50) Black Baldie Heifers (2) Angus cows w/LI 1 Hereford calves

MYERS HEREFORD FARM

Call Today 888-992-7222 dealer inquiries Welcome

321 Elmwood Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 Phone: 704/872-7155 • Cell 704/450-1598 • Fax 704/871-9997 Email: harrymyers1226@att.net • Website: ww.myersherefordfarm.com Online bidding through DV Auctions Inc. • www.dvauction.com G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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BREEDERS

Georgia Brangus Breeders


BREEDERS

High selling lot MV 2070 Sir Lady Cigar 311 for $7,000.00 from Mountain View Charolais, Clarksville, GA to Shelly & Kyle Reaves, Greenesville, TN

Southern Connection Sale is sponsored by: georgia/florida charolais association Scott Tipton, President (706) 200-6655 south carolina charolais association Georgeanne Webb, Secretary (864) 640-7765

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 • ptipton@alltel.net 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

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

ollins & Son

Herd Certified & Accredited

229-762-4259

THIS SpACE IS RESERVED FOR YOU! CALL GEORGIA CATTLEMAN 478-474-6560 32 December 2013

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Oak Hill Farm Home of Bennett Charolais Wayne & Lois Bennett Barn: 770-893-3446 Home: 770-893-2674 Cell: 770-826-9551

1779 Holcomb Road Dawsonville, GA 30534 oakhillfarmga@tds.net www.oakhillfarmga.com

Cattle for Sale Private Treaty

THIS SpACE IS RESERVED FOR YOU! 2509 Old Perry Road Marshallville, Georgia 31057 478-396-5832 • scummings@bambooroadfarms.com

CALL GEORGIA CATTLEMAN 478-474-6560


EXpERT ADVICE

Part I

Using a Cow Lease to Expand Your Cow Herd By curt lacy

Note: the following is an adaptation of an article written for GC back in 2005-2006. Given the current price of cows and the current price forecast, its revision is warranted.

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A fair or equitable rental rate is one that compensates both parties at a level commensurate with their contribution to the endeavor. In other words, revenues should be shared at the same percentage costs are. This principle applies to beef cows, rowcrops or any other share lease endeavor.

Introduction Feeder calf and replacement cow prices are expected to remain high for the next several years. For young people wanting to enter the cattle business, the financing of these expensive cows can be a problem. Cow leasing may be part of the solution. Cow leasing basics Cow leasing can take many forms, but the typical arrangement is for one person (owner) to provide the cows/heifers and another person (caretaker) to furnish land, operating expenses, labor, etc. While there is an infinite number of combinations of who contributes what, the basic premise is that both parties contribute something and then split the proceeds. Determining an equitable rental rate A fair or equitable rental rate is one that compensates both parties at a level commensurate with their contribution to the endeavor. In other words, revenues should be shared at the same percentage costs. This principle applies to beef cows, row-crops or any other share lease endeavor. In real life, economists utilize what is known as the contribution approach in helping people determine an equitable rental rate. Simply put, we estimate the

total costs of the endeavor, determine what percentage is being contributed by the affected parties and recommend sharing the revenues accordingly. For instance, assume that in the situation given above, it was determined that the cow owner was contributing 40 percent of the costs of operation, and the caretaker was contributing the other 60 percent. An equitable rental agreement then would call for the cow owner to get 40 percent of the revenue and the caretaker to get the other 60 percent Details, details Most people can do a pretty decent job of splitting cash expenses. However, there are a few items that can be somewhat thorny. Hopefully, the following discussion will remove some of those thorns. 1. Cows. The most straightforward way to estimate the value of cows is to estimate the annual depreciation plus interest on each cow or an average of the herd. a. Depreciation. Depreciation can be estimated by placing a value on the cow today, subtracting what she will be worth after the lease is over (usually cull value) and dividing that number by the many years she will be in the lease. For instance, assume that a cow is worth $1,300 today and will be worth $900 after Continued on page 40 G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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UGA Animal & Dairy Science The Rhodes Center University of Georgia 425 River Road Athens, GA 30602 ronnie silcoX 706-542-9102

Beef Unit Coordinator (Athens)

miKe mathis 706-614-2864, 706-485-6015 Senior Farm Manager (Athens)

Karl halBig 229-445-0424

Beef Unit Manager (CPES Alapaha)

Sale Site Phone: 706-613-0971 Lunch at 11 a.m. Learn more about the sale offering at www.facebook.com/ ugabullsale

PO BOX 500 TY TY, GA 31795-0500 229/776-4383 • CELL 229/881-0721 Email: thecannons@prodigy.net L#249

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BREEDERS

For more information on GJAA activities, contact: Chris and Julie Throne, Advisors throneja@hotmail.com Doug and Tammy Williams, Advisors turnpike1@windstream.net Jr. Dues - $10 per year

For more information on GAA activities, contact: Christy Page 2681 Gum Springs Church Rd. Jefferson, GA 30549 770-307-7178 info@georgiaangus.org • www.georgiaangus.org Dues - $50 per year

Wa t c h f o r t h e s e U p c o m i n g E v e n t s : GAA Annual Meeting & Banquet Saturday, January 25, 2014 The Classic Center Athens, GA

Georgia Beef Expo Southeast Angus Sale Friday, April 4, 2014 Georgia National Fairgrounds Perry, GA

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from GAA. • Accredited • Certified

*Seeking nominations for Angus consignments. Contact the GAA for more information.

• AHIR

• 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 www.smithangusfarm.com 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.

garY W. aUtrY 352 West Watts Rd. Ringgold, GA 30736 423-902-5925 706-937-4194 AHIR Herd Established 1982

HILLSIDE Angus Farm

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 • scummings@bambooroadfarms.com

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)

H igHway 341 S ouTH C HiCkamauga , g a 30707 L arry & V irginia r igSby HTTp :// CirCLerCaTTLeCompany. Com p Hone : 423.595.0539 • e maiL : LCr igSby @ windSTream . neT

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Purebred Angus Cattle Harvey Lemmon Woodbury, GA

706-977-9222 ahlemmon@aol.com

www.lemmoncattleenterprises.com

See our menu for success at www.hillsideangusfarm.com Jay Tinter, owner Billy Kidd, Manager 404-316-4969 Terrell Higgins, Farming jaytinter@comcast.net


BREEDERS

Georgia Angus Breeders Harris Livestock, LLc terry Harris 229-344-3701 terry10harris@hotmail.com

1689 Watkins Road Boston, GA 31626

One straw at a time

Breeding good mama cows...

Tim & Tandy West • 256-927-2025/678-986-2510 846 County Road 26, Centre, Al 35960 Black Angus & Sim-Angus Bull Sale 3rd Saturday in November

David horton 912-663-8085 friendship.farms@aol.com friendshipangus.com farm Address 722 herndon rd Midville, Ga 30441

205-695-6314• www.timberlandcattle.com

PerformANCe TeSTeD reGISTereD ANGuS

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

vISITORS AlWAyS WElCOME!!!

15271 County Rd. 49 • P.O. Box 1260 •Vernon, AL 35592

Cloud Brothers Angus

Davis Farms

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

Female Sale 1st Saturday in May

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

THIS SpACE IS RESERVED FOR YOU! CALL GEORGIA CATTLEMAN 478-474-6560

Jeremy Dyer Ted Dyer (423) 605-2431 (423) 605-1034 DyerLivestock@msn.com

Jeff heuer Jeff@DeltaHRanch.com www.DeltaHRanch.com

Registered

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 chancabe@windstream.net www.cabeperiod.com

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

All Natural Beef

2020 Mt. Moriah • Dallas, GA 30132 www.poefarms.net

Angus

Idone Angus Farm

IAF AHIR

Dot Idone 469 Pioneer Road Macon, GA 31217 478-986-6819 www.idoneangus.com Herd Certified & Accredited

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Applications for the UsDA Natural resources Conservation services’s Environmental Quality incentives Program Due December 6, 2013

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tate Conservationist James E. Tillman, Sr., for the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia recently announced that the 2014 Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) applications are due by Dec. 6, 2013 to be considered for funding in fiscal year 2014. Applications can be taken at all NRCS offices and USDA Service Centers. EQIP is a voluntary program that funds conservation practices based on identified natural resource concerns affecting qualified land uses. EQIP conservation practices include, but are not limited to: pasture and hayland planting, heavy use areas, waste storage facilities, terracing, pest management, tree planting, organic crop assistance, and wildlife habitat management. This list will vary based on locally prioritized conservation practices. EQIP was originally established under the 1996 Farm Bill. It provides technical and financial assistance to landowners to voluntarily address soil, water and related natural resource concerns on private lands. Conservation plans must be developed for the entire area that will be included in the EQIP contract. NRCS provides leadership in a partnership effort to help people conserve, maintain and improve our natural resources and environment. More information on NRCS conservation programs can be found at www.ga.nrcs.usda.gov under the Programs tab. GC 38 December 2013

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the lease is over in 5 years. ($1,300$900)/5 = $80 per year depreciation costs. b. Interest costs can be estimated by charging interest on the average value of the investment. The average value of an investment can be calculated as: BeginningValue + EndingValue 2 In this instance, ($1300+$900)/2 is $1,100. At 7 percent interest on $1,100 the interest cost per year is $77. So, the total cow costs per year are $157 ($80+$77). 2. Land and facilities. The most objective way to determine a land charge is to use the prevailing market rate for similar pasture in the area. Keep in mind that this cost is just for pasture; any costs for hay land should be captured in the cost of hay used in the endeavor. In some locations cattle barns, working facilities, etc., are included in land rental rates and sometimes they are not. To be fair, either utilize a land rental charge that includes facilities similar to those involved in this endeavor, or charge a rental rate for the pasture and then estimate the cost of depreciation and interest on facilities separately using the same formula as we used for the cows. Keep in mind that you are valuing the facilities today not new, and you are using economic depreciation, not tax depreciation. 3. Cattle equipment. Hay rings, feeders, trailers and all of the other equipment that is associated with managing cattle can be valued the same way that we valued the cows and facilities. It is important to note that if the leased cattle are the only cows using the land, facilities and equipment, then the cost estimates are simply the number you calculated. However, if this is a mixed herd of owned and leased cows, then the costs for land, facilities, and equipment should be prorated based on the percentage of leased cows. In a subsequent issue, we will work through a couple of examples to give you an idea of what an equitable arrangement would look like. GC 40 December 2013

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At Black Grove, we breed and raise them the way we like to buy them.

Buy Proven Low Input Genetic Bulls Not high maintenance bulls that melt when turned out

calving ease, heavily muscled, easy fleshing, low input, Docile longevity, Pasture hard & ready

2 year old Bulls for sale at the farm

DH D Traveler 6807

Emulation N Bar 5522

Bulls for sale out of proven sires and our superior donors

O C C Emblazon 854E

O C C Missing Link 830M

Walter D. Shealy & Family

Celebrating 50 Years of Breeding Registered Angus

20977 US Hwy 76 Newberry, SC 29108 Dixon Shealy (803) 629-1174 Fax (803) 276-2358 Email: bg@wshealy.com www.blackgrove.com

N Bar Emulation EXT

Black Grove Elation

These Bulls will: Sire Low Birth Weight Calves Add Depth and Extra Muscle Produce Efficient Replacements Lower Input Costs & Increase Profits


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David T. Williams & Sons - 1555 Workmore Milan Rd - Milan,Ga 31060

For more information & a Catalog call Derek Williams ( 229-315-0986 ) or Doug Williams (229-860-0320) email turnpikecreek@hotmail.com Certified & Accredited herd established in 1980.Visitors & Jr Livestock teams are always welcome. Friend us on Facebook!

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BREEDERS

PresiDent: skyler Davis 971 Hwy. 211 N.E. Winder, GA 30680 770-307-7036 littledlimousin@hotmail.com Vice PresiDent: Keith Wyatt 176 Shirley Road Ranger, GA 30734 678-575-9154 carltonkeith.wyatt@pfizer.com sec/treas.: lillian Youngblood 330 Youngblood Road Ashburn, GA 31714 229-567-4044 229-567-1584 (cell) PresiDent: larry Walker

GeorGia liMoUSin aSSoCiaTion Check us out on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Georgialimousinassociation for cattle for sale, news, calendar of events and more

Georgia National Fair Junior Heifer Show: Champion Heifer- Abby Frost Reserve Champion- Jackson Schieszer

Congratulations!

Congratulations to the following exhibitors: Tucker Carlin Maggie Dunn Jacob Chastain Brady Gentry Madison Franklin T.l.C. RANCH (706) 742-2369

WHITE ACRES LIMOUSIN FARM Josh & Erin White 167 White Drive Stockbridge, GA 30281 (770) 474-4151

Using today’s top AI sires to produce quality Red & Black Polled Bulls & Heifers

931 Hargrove Lake Road Colbert, Georgia 30628

Nila Corrine Thiel Paul Thiel, Herdsman Owner Steven Thiel, Herdsman “Leaner cattle for today’s beef industry”

Visitors always welcome!

L & L Limousin Farm

Larry & Linda Walker Registered Limousin Cattle 266 Silver Dollar Road Barnesville GA 30204 770-358-2044

THIS SpACE IS RESERVED FOR YOU! CALL GEORGIA CATTLEMAN 478-474-6560

CMC Limousin

Powerful Limousin & Lim-Flex Bulls/Heifers for Sale Jerry Bradley, manager 678-201-2287 John Spivey, owner McDonough, Georgia purebred & Fullblood Limousin Club Calves

PINeYWooDS fArmS LOUIE PERRY & SONS ROUTE 6 • MOULTRIE, GEORGIA 31768 (229) 324-2245 324-2433 324-2796

HOWARD LIMOUSIN FARM using all top AI sires Dexter and Nicholas Edwards 209 Willard Edwards Road • Beulaville, North Carolina 28518 910/298-3013 • Fax: 910/298-6155 • Nicholas, mobile 910/290-1424 email: edwardslimousin@earthlink.net • Nicholas, email: npedwards07@yahoo.com

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Larry and Joyce Howard 1350 Old Chattanooga Valley Rd. Flintstone, GA 30725 706-931-2940 • cell 423-596-3819

Sayer & Sons Farm “Your trusted source of quality Limousin for over 30 years”

Jimmie Sayer 12800 Bowens Mill Rd., Ambrose, GA 31512 912-359-3229 • cell 912-592-1904

Big D Farms, Inc. Limousin Cattle Chemilizer Medicators Donnie Davis 971 Hwy 221 NE Winder, GA 30680

Home 770-867-4781 Cell 770-868-6668

WYatt limoUsin

Keith and Dixie Wyatt

176 Shirley Road S.E., Ranger GA 30734 678-575-9154


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inal results for the 2013 Southeastern Hay Contest (SEHC) are listed in Table 1. The results are broken down into the six categories of the contest: warm season perennial grass hay (bermudagrass, bahiagrass), perennial peanut and alfalfa hay, perennial cool season grass (tall fescue, orchardgrass, etc.), mixed and annual grass hay, grass baleage and legume baleage categories. This contest is held in conjunction with the Sunbelt Agricultural Expo in Moultrie, Ga. Weather is always a major limiting factor when attempting to produce high quality forage. In the past 7 years, drought has been the major limitation. This year, however, near daily rainfall across the Southeast region during the first several months of the growing season greatly limited our producers’ ability to get into their hayfields. Then, widespread challenges with disease and insect damage in the later part of the season further reduced quality and quantity. These challenges resulted in a dramatic reduction in the number of entries from our quality hay producers, as we received only 109 entries to the SEHC in 2013 (a 30 percent decrease from last year). These weather challenges also placed a drag on the average quality of the samples. The average relative forage quality (RFQ) value in each category was down from 2012. Nonetheless, our winning producers found a way to make high quality hay! The winning RFQ values for

each category were on par with or greater than the winning RFQ values for previous years, with the exception of the alfalfa and perennial peanut cat-

egory. This year’s weather challenges really highlight that good management can make a difference over the long run. GC G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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EXpERT ADVICE

Leptospirosis By Emily G. Lawrence, DVM and Lee Jones DVM, MS

Leptospirosis is a contagious, infectious disease that affects many different animals, including cattle, wildlife and even humans. This disease is commonly found worldwide, including throughout the United States. It is especially prevalent in warm, humid climates like Georgia. The bacteria may be shed in the urine from infected animals for long periods of time. Some animals may become carriers and contaminate the environment with infected urine throughout their lifetime. Leptospirosis is an important reproductive disease of cattle that has the potential to cause substantial economic losses through abortions and infertility. Leptospirosis is caused by a motile, spirochete bacterial organism. Currently, there are 17 recognized species of Leptospira and over 200 serovars. The serovars that most commonly infect cattle include hardjo, pomona, canicola, icterohemorrhagiae and grippotyphosa. Of these common serovars, hardjo is by far the most frequently identified. Although hardjo is host-specific for cattle, the other serovars may be transmitted by a variety of animals including pigs, skunks, opossums, horses, dogs, rats and raccoons. Additionally, Leptospirosis is a zoonotic disease, meaning that it can infect and cause clinical signs in humans. Humans are susceptible to a number of different serovars, so caution should be taken when working with any animal, cattle or otherwise, that is suspected to be infected with Leptospira. Leptospira is quite robust. It can survive outside of an animal in the environment for many months if conditions are right. However, it cannot withstand deep freezes or extensive dry heat. Transmission of the organism between animals can occur through a variety of mechanisms including contact with infected urine, milk, placental fluids, during breeding and from cow to calf through the placenta. Of these, infected urine is generally thought to be the most common mode of transmission. Leptospirosis is also commonly associated with areas of standing stagnant 46 December 2013

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water, as this type of environment is ideal for the survival of the organism. The bacteria enter the body through mucous membranes or damaged/soft skin. Once within the bloodstream, they can travel to many different organs and tissues including the liver, spleen, kidneys, reproductive tract and the central nervous system. Often, the kidneys remain persistently infected, which leads to the shedding

of many bacteria in an animal’s urine for a long period of time. These persistently infected animals are referred to as carriers. The hardjo serovar seems to have an affinity for the reproductive tract, and although the mechanism is not completely understood, it is thought that the presence of the bacteria within the tract somehow interferes with implantation of embryos and causes subsequent infertility.

Leptospirosis is commonly associated with areas of standing stagnant water, as this type of environment is ideal for the survival of the organism.

The general recommended vaccine schedule for leptospirosis is as follows: • heifers: vaccinate at 6 months of age, pre-breeding (10-12 months of age), and 40-60 days prior to calving • adult cows: vaccinate 40-60 days before calving • Bulls: vaccinate at breeding soundness examination and then every 6-12 months


Abortions resulting from Leptospirosis generally occur 6-12 weeks after initial infection. In cattle, Leptospirosis rarely causes obvious illness. Most of the time abortions, infertility and birth of poor-doing calves are the major clues that Leptospira may be present within a herd. Other diseases to consider with these signs include Vibriosis (Campylobacter fetus), Trichomoniasis (Tritrichomonas fetus), Infectious Bovine Rhinotracheitis (Bovine Herpesvirus 1) and possibly Brucellosis (Brucella abortus). Diagnosis of Leptospirosis can be very difficult. Blood samples can be taken and assessed for antibody titers against the most common serovars within a geographic area. Both active infections and antibodies produced from previous vaccinations can increase titers, so interpreting these results in a vaccinated animal can be difficult. However, the benefit of this test in a truly infected animal is that it gives information regarding the specific serovar that is present. Fluorescent antibodies are also used to detect the organism in the urine. Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) can also be performed on urine samples to look for DNA of Leptospira organisms. A positive PCR test is usually indicative of an active infection; however, it does not provide any information about which specific serovar is present. Therefore, a combination of testing methods is usually the best way to get a diagnosis of Leptospirosis. Typically, if this disease is suspected in a herd, submitting urine samples of 20-30 animals for PCR is the first recommended testing strategy. If positive, further testing with blood samples would likely be used to help classify the causative organism. Treatment for Leptospirosis consists of administration of long-acting oxytetracycline. Two intramuscular injections are given 10 days apart at a dosage of 20 mg/kg. This treatment protocol will clear an animal of the organism and stop shedding via the urine. However, reinfection can occur. In beef herds, prevention and control of this disease are often achieved

with environment changes, vaccines and sometimes prophylactic antibiotic therapy. (If oxytetracycline is being used, it is important to remember that there is a 28-day meat withdrawal period.) The general recommended vaccine schedule for Leptospirosis is as follows: • Heifers: vaccinate at 6 months of age, pre-breeding (10-12 months of age), and 40-60 days prior to calving • Adult cows: vaccinate 40-60 days before calving • Bulls: vaccinate at breeding soundness examination and then every 6-12 months

Currently, all available Leptospirosis vaccines are killed bacterins and are safe for pregnant animals. However, some vaccines target different serovars. (Some vaccines are labeled to specifically target type hardjo-bovis.) Read vaccine labels carefully to see which ones are shown to stimulate protection against Lepto hardjo bovis (HB). When trying to decide which product to use, it may be beneficial to consult your veterinarian. It is important to consider looking for Lepto when investigating poor reproductive performance in the cow herd. GC

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BREEDERS

GEORGIA BRAHMAN BREEDERS

TOUGH GRASSES!

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Registered Red Brahman Cattle

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

Cliff Adams 770-258-2069

(407) 908-9866

(352) 585-1732 Po BoX 703 • san antonio, fl 33576 info@floridabrahman.org

BREEDERS

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32% Protein Liquid Supplement • Slow release protein • Vitamins A D E • Liquid Trace Minerals • Cost effective DIXIE LIX is formulated for feeds grown on Georgia soils. A high level of SELENIUM and COPPER compensate for low levels of these minerals in Georgia soils.

DIXIE LIX INDUSTRIES, INC. COBB, GEORGIA CALL ALAN FORD 1-800-642-5612 OR THE DEALER IN YOUR AREA

GeorGIA SANTA GerTruDIS BreeDerS Georgia Santa Gertrudis Association www.gasga.org 3175 Bridgeshaw Drive Cumming, GA 30040 Phone: 678.852.7301 email: dand007@comcast.net

Gary Jenkins • Moultrie, GA • 229-891-8629

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TenTh AnnuAl

WIlKeS COunTY FROnT PASTuRe heRD RePlACeMenT SAle FRIDAY • FEB. 7, 2014 • 7 P.M. WILKES COUNTY STOCKYARD WASHINGTON, GA.

Strict vaccination and Herd Health Programs

• Open Heifers • Bred Heifers • First Calf Pairs • Performance Tested Bulls

DARREN CARTER Auctioneer / Sale Manager 864-980-5695 (cell) • carterauction@gmail.com

For More Information Contact: DAvID REvIllE, Sale Committee Chairman: 706-318-5457 (cell) • 706-678-5269 (home)

Georgia siMMentAL siMBrAh Association

Junior Advisor donna Priest Phone 770-655-8133 donnaLPriest@bellsouth.net

Billy Moss, secretary/treasurer  Phone 706-654-6071 mosscattle@wildblue.net  

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angus • simangus

www.callawaycattlecompany.com callawaycattlecomp@earthlink.net 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

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kurtchilders@windstream.net

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

DANFOWIN Farm Balanced Performance Simmentals

D

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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: powdercreek@yahoo.com

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Georgia Simmental-Simbrah Breeders


EXpERT ADVICE

The Lingering Effects of Low Quality Hay By Dennis Hancock

This season’s near daily rainfall caused a lot of delays in our hay and silage fields. The consequence is that a lot of very poor quality forage was put up this year. The standard joke has been that we’re measuring forage quality this year in terms of board feet! However, this is no laughing matter. Hay that is this low in quality can have lingering effects for months to come. poor Hay Can Lead to the poor House In previous articles, I have addressed the fact that cattle producers must start emphasizing forage quality. Bermudagrass or tall fescue hay can quickly mature to the point that high rates of supplementation are needed to keep the animals in a body condition score 5. When bermudagrass is cut after having 8 weeks of growth or tall fescue is cut so late in the season that the seeds have already shed, then the resulting hay is not much better than wheat straw! Consequently, it may require 8+ lbs of concentrate to make up the difference. Even though grain prices have eased a little, supplementing at this rate may add as much as $1.00 per head per day to one’s already expensive feed bill. Of course, I realize it is easy for folks in the ivory towers of the University to point out such challenges. (Incidentally, my office is in a four-story brick building. I’ve yet to see an ivory tower.) The unfortunate reality is that the near daily rainfall made it nearly impossible to make good quality hay this year. Just How Bad Is It? Recently, one of our county extension agents asked me what the average quality of hay in his area was looking like this year. I thought that was such a great question that I’d share a summary of the statewide results with you all. Unfortunately, the picture is not pretty. Several hundred samples have already been processed through our lab since July 1. Average Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) is substantially down across each of our major forage categories (Figure 1). For example, the seven-year average RFQ for Continued on page 53 50 December 2013

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FiGure 1 Average Relative Forage Quality (RFQ) is substantially down across each of our major forage categories

FiGure 2 The average TDN (vertical black bars), typical range (green-yellow), and range that includes 95% of samples (extent of horizontal black bars) for hay from the 2013 season relative to TDN needs for dry cows (tan range) and lactating cows (light blue range).

FiGure 3 Body condition score affects pregnancy rate and the calving interval.


22ndANNUAL REpLACEMENT HEIFER SALE Sponsored by Saluda County Cattlemen’s Association Saturday - Feb. 22, 2014 - 12:30 p.m. Saluda Livestock Market - Saluda, SC

200 Open and Bred Heifers Selling è Sired by Angus, Simmental, SimAngus, Gelbvieh, Balancer & Polled Hereford bulls è Performance Tested è Offering both open heifers and fall calving bred heifers è Calfhood vaccinated and on excellent herd health program è All heifers are BVD-PI tested è Sold in uniform groups of 2 to 5 head è Officially screened and sorted by Clemson University Extension Service Representatives Consigned by 12 leading beef cattle farms: henry & Wayne Black Black crest farm clinton & Vanoy clark cecil eaddy Don & marty havird terry Kirkland & ryan mayo

Woody Padget riley farms Bruce rushton Virgil Wall Yon family farms Joe & Kay Yonce

Lunch provided by Saluda 4-H For Information Contact: Saluda County Cattlemen’s Association Travis Mitchell, Area Livestock and Forages Agent 201 East Church Street, Saluda, SC 29138-1403 (864) 445-8117, extension 113 (office) • (803) 609-2828 (cell) (864) 445-8119 (fax) • email: TWMitch@Clemson.edu 52 December 2013

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Georgia to host Red Angus Association of America 2014 Annual Meeting in Savannah The Georgia Red Angus Association and the Southeast Red Angus Association are pleased to announce that the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) 2014 Annual Meeting has been set for Sept. 11 - 12, 2014 in Savannah, Ga. at the Marriot Riverside Hotel! This annual meeting will bring together Red Angus breeders, beef industry leaders and supporters from all over the United States and Canada, as well as other countries, to address industry concerns and interests along with updates on current initiatives. The sessions will continue RAAA’s focus and emphasis on serving and supporting commercial producers as we all face the opportunities and challenges of the modern beef industry in the economy we operate in now. In keeping with this emphasis, a Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium is scheduled for the afternoon of

Sept. 10 at the same site. This Symposium will specifically zero in on key areas of commercial operations such as crossbreeding, multi-breed EPDs and marketing for Red Angus beef cattle. The symposium will be open to any and all interested parties. The Georgia Red Angus Association believes the Savannah site for the 2014 RAAA Annual Meeting enables attendees and their families to relax and enjoy themselves as they conduct annual meeting business. There are many historic sites, visitor attractions and recreational opportunities in the area. This will also be a great opportunity to showcase Georgia Agriculture overall. The Savannah port area is a major player in shipping and receiving agricultural and other trade products to domestic and international origins and destinations. GC

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4, it is very likely that she’ll cycle four to six weeks later than if she’d been a 5. Even then, she may not take. With the whole herd losing condition like this, one can expect pregnancy rates to drop from ~90 percent down to something in the 60 percent range (Figure 3, page 50)! Plus, a lot of those that do calve will calve late into the calving season, driving up the average calving interval and eating into the annual profit per cow.

bermudagrass is a score of 95. However, the average RFQ for bermudagrass this year was 80. That is nearly a 16-percent decrease compared to normal. (The full summary of 2013 vs. the seven-year average is available on www.georgiaforages.com.) Total digestible nutrients, a measure of digestible energy and the principal component of the RFQ calculation, is exceptionally low this year. Figure 2 (page 50) shows this year’s average TDN values for five major forage types and the variability that we’ve seen. Behind this summary are two patterned ranges, one that illustrates what is needed for maintaining dry cows and the other for lactating beef cows. Notice that the average TDN in bahiagrass and bermudagrass is extremely low, even for feeding dry cows. Since the width of the vertical lines illustrates the range within which 95 percent of all samples will fall, one can see that 95 percent of this year’s bermudagrass and bahiagrass hay won’t even come close to meeting the energy needs of a lactating beef cow. Incidentally, the average CP in bermudagrass this year is approximately 10.3 percent. Though this is about 10 percent lower than normal, that is nearly the exact amount of CP that is needed by even a lactating beef cow. So, trying to take a short cut by offering a high CP supplement (like a lick that is heavy on urea and light on energy and other nutrients) is unlikely to address the fundamental problem of a lack of energy. Starving a profit out of a Cow There are a few truisms that have served me well over the years. One of my favorites is that “you can’t starve a profit out of a cow.” With forage quality as low as it is in our hay this year, I know that a substantial number of cows will lose weight despite having a full belly. This has long-term repercussions. If our cows aren’t fed appropriately in late gestation or while in milk, they will lose weight and condition. If a cow drops from a BCS of 5 to

What Should One Do? The first thing to do is to sample your hay. If you think the hay is bad, find out just how bad. Once the forage results are in, sit down with your county extension agent or nutritionist and work out a least-cost supplementation strategy. Don’t be afraid to sell a lot of poor quality hay to buy the supplemental feed you need. Limit feed the supplement and/or winter grazing to stretch it out, but keep an eye on the cows’ BCS. Putting additives on or in poor quality hay may encourage the cattle to eat more of the hay, but they could still lose weight if the quality is poor. Remember that a little ranch dressing on celery sticks is still filling one up on celery sticks. Finally, let me remind you that it is a lot easier (and cheaper) to keep a beef cow at a BCS 5 than to get her back to that. Lawton Stewart, our beef cattle nutritionist, often points out that it takes 70 days on a diet that is nine percentage points higher in TDN than what she needs in order to get a cow’s BCS up from a 4 to a 5. Even with more moderate grain prices, getting a good cow back in condition is an expensive proposition. More Information More information about forage quality and meeting the needs in a beef cow’s diet can be found on our website, www.georgiaforages.com. If you have additional forage management questions, visit our website or contact your local University of Georgia Cooperative Extension office by dialing 1-800-ASK-UGA1. GC G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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For information, contact president - Bill Nutt: janbil@bellsouth.net • 770-748-6424 Vice president - Lowell Morgan: morganredangus@windstream.net • 912-754-1445


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The Bull hill ranch open house & “More Bull for a Buck” Sale

Jan. 18, 2014

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PIE Shooter

AI and ET Sires include: Fritz Golden Oscar, LSF JBOB Expectation, PIE Shooter and Dakota Rambler Call 864-981-2080 today for your catalog! Visit our website for more information, including a catalog link, complete performance information and video links. Fritz Golden Oscar

Don't forget to check out our consignments to the Stocking Stuffer Sale on Dec. 14, 2013 in Union Grove, NC. photos and videos of these great females will be coming soon on our website:

bullhillredangusranch.com!

BREEDERS

Selling 7 sons of Fritz Golden Oscar, 6 sons of PIE Shooter and 3 sons of Expectation.

Genetics that WORK from a Program that WORKS!

That’s no BULL... That’s Bull Hill Ranch! lSF JBOB Expectation

Jim and Alvina Meeks, Owners Raymond Prescott, Mgr. Gray Court, SC 29645 • 864-981-2080 • bullhill2@prtcnet.com 2008 south carolina seedstock Producer of the Year 2011 raaa gridmaster award Winner

Georgia Red Angus Breeders 706-882-7423

Lazy S Farm

JanBil Farms

Red Angus & Red Simmental

RED ANGUS

Red Coat 099TS Semen Available

Mike and Debbie Smith 2699 West Grantville Rd. Newnan, Ga. 30263 OFFICE FAX

Janet & Bill Nutt 1418 Sixth Street Road, Cedartown, GA 30125 770-748-6424 • janbil@bellsouth.net

770-253-7099 770-253-1468

Registered Red Angus Since 1965

ANGEL FARMS 2445 Gadsden Road S.W. Cave Spring, GA 30124 R.L. (Bob) Angel • (706) 777-3968

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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 bullhill2@mindspring.com

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


High quality Red Angus bulls and heifers available at the farm. Come check them out!

Lazy S Farm RED ANGUS

Mike and Debbie Smith 2699 West Grantville Rd. Newnan, Ga. 30263 OFFICE FAX

770-253-7099 770-253-1468

JanBil Farms Janet & Bill Nutt 1418 Sixth Street Road, Cedartown, GA 30125 770-748-6424 • janbil@bellsouth.net

Red Angus & Red Simmental

Red Power for Ultimate Beef Quality & Profitability

Feed Lot Proven Performance Red Simmental & Red SimAngus GW red CoaT 099TS Easy Calving Explosive Growth Top Carcass Merit Enhances any Angus based herd performance!

JAnBil FARmS

Semen Available

BULLS AVAILABLE Red Angus • Red & Black Simmental • Red SimAngus G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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6585 Jett Rd., Dawsonville, GA 30534 Jay Tinter, owner • Billy Kidd, manager 404-316-4969

AHIR Herd Established 1982

HILLSIDE Angus Farm

03 Lot 1

04 Lot 1

CALHOUN BULL EVALUATION

84-Day Report

06 Lot 1

LOT

DOB

WT

ADG

RATIO

WDA

RATIO

102 103 104 105 106 107 108 110 111 112

09/05/12 09/02/12 10/11/12 10/09/12 09/20/12 09/03/12 09/24/12 10/19/12 10/12/12 09/09/12

1210 1285 1230 1070 1315 1205 1245 1100 1080 1375

3.58 4.14 4.65 3.65 4.89 3.46 3.98 4.04 3.48 3.54

94 109 122 96 129 91 105 106 92 93

2.99 3.15 3.33 2.88 3.37 2.96 3.23 3.05 2.93 3.43

96 101 107 92 108 95 104 98 94 110


Clark Hill Farms

These bulls available at the Calhoun Sale!

Lot 121

CALHOUN BULL EVALUATION

Lot 120 84-DAY REpORT LOT DOB WT 120 9/18/12 1230 121 9/16/12 1245 122 10/16/12 1235

ADG 4.19 4.62 3.81

RATIO 110 122 100

WDA 3.14 3.16 3.39

RATIO 101 101 109

Lot 122

Clark Hill Farms • Jefferson, Ga. • Marty Clark • 770-294-5579

Double M Cattle look for our bulls, lots 64-71, at the Calhoun Bull Test Sale. Registered Angus and Registered Black Herefords available.

CALHOUN BULL EVALUATION

LOT 70

LOT 67 DOUBlE M CATTlE Teddy Martin 770-231-2969 G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Williams Angus Check out our Lots 129-133 Dec. 6 at Calhoun!

LOT 130

84-DAY REPORT lot

sire

aDg ratio WDa ratio

130

SITZ UPWARD 307R

4.04

106

3.21

103

GENE WILLIAMS CALHOUN BULL EVALUATION

1782 EVERETT SPRINGS RD., NE. CALHOUN GA 30701 706-238-2636

MICHAEL WILLIAMS 706-252-0857 • waf1132@yahoo.com

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CALHOUN BULL EVALUATION

84-DAY REpORT lot

DoB

Wt

aDg

8

10/07/12

1345

4.25

ratio WDa ratio 109

3.61

108

9

10/02/12

1380

3.93

101

3.65

110

10

10/28/12

1315

4.01

103

3.74

112

11

10/26/12

1255

3.18

82

3.55

107

12

11/01/12

1200

3.46

89

3.45

104

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Registered Black Angus Breeder BQA Certified Beef Producer * Overall package * * Large frame * * Very muscular * * Large SC * * DD Free * Actual 84-day-report

lot

DoB

BW 78 lbs

WW YW 782 lbs 1285 lbs

Wt aDg ratio WDa ratio

82 10/11/12 1300 3.45

91

3.52

113

JIMMY MCKENZIE

LOT 82

CALHOUN BULL EVALUATION

#17527938 Sire Connealy Lead On

14334 Alabama Hwy. Rock Spring, GA 30739 423-595-2482 smckenzie@catt.com

Hill Angus Both bulls sired by SAV Potential 0205..... ...which was selected by Genex AI Stud and CALHOUN partners as BULL EVALUATION the $180,000 lead-off bull of the 2011 SAV Sale where he was the heaviest 205-day weight bull of his calf crop and scanned a 365-day REA of 17.5 inches and earned an IMF ratio of 110.

lot 72

lot 73 lot

DoB

Wt

aDg

ratio

WDa

ratio

72

10/24/12 1265

4.56

120

3.55

114

73

09/28/12 1260

4.12

108

3.30

106

Kiker Angus Farm • John Kiker • 706-264-0433 68 December 2013

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Add Weaning and Gain Performance to Your Herd Calhoun Bull Test Sale, Calhoun, GA • December 6, 2013 Tag 169 is a son of the High Performance Sire: Sitz Upward 307R Moderate Bwt & Bwt EPD • Structural Soundness • Performance Pedigree • High Weaning Wt. • High Gain on Test Moderate Frame size • Eye Appeal 84-d Test: ADG Ratio 105; WDA Ratio 105

CALHOUN BULL EVALUATION

lot 169 84-DAY REPORT

Birth Birth date wt 169 Sitz Upward 307R 9/17/12 80 Lot

Sire

Wean Adj wt 811

Birth Wean EPD EPD 2.7 59

Year EPD 106

84-d ADG 3.99

84-d WDA 3.28

Hill Angus Farm • Gary Hill • Tifton, GA • 229-848-3695


Wheless Farms

Come check out our bulls at Calhoun!

lot 96

CALHOUN BULL EVALUATION

84-DaY rePort lot DoB

Wt

aDg

ratio

WDa

ratio

96

11/30/12

998

4.18

110

3.13

100

97

09/18/12 1070

3.35

88

2.73

88

98

11/09/12

3.39

89

2.91

93

990

Wheless Farms, Lexington, GA • 706-540-1002

lot 41

reg.# eM826804 lot 41 42

DoB 10/25/12 10/29/12

Wt 1195 1220

aDg 3.33 3.62

ratio 93 101

CALHOUN BULL EVALUATION

WDa 3.37 3.48

ratio 105 108

lot 42

reg.# eM826803

Mountain View Charolais Scott Tipton 1001 Preacher Campbell Road, Clarkesville, GA 30523 • 706-200-6655 • ptipton@habershamschools.com G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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emilan angus Farm

Emily & Lanny Benson Lafayette, GA Home 706-397-2329 • Cell 423-315-1347 * Lot 88 High-indexing bull overall at 84-Day Report

BULLS AVAILABLE AT THE FARM

CALHOUN BULL EVALUATION

lot 85 86 87 88 * 89 90

DoB

Wt

aDg

ratio

WDa

ratio

09/04/12 10/17/12 11/14/12 11/17/12 09/16/12 10/29/12

1345 1165 1195 1230 1175 1170

4.33 4.58 4.56 4.86 3.86 4.12

114 121 120 128 102 108

3.31 3.21 3.57 3.70 2.98 3.33

106 103 114 119 96 107

Check out our bulls at the Calhoun Bull Test sale or visit our farms in Lafayette or Cumming.

Parallise Farms CALHOUN BULL EVALUATION

Michael & Patsy Bennett H) 770-889-4515 M) 404-771-5454

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2010 - HIGH-INDEXING BULL OVERALL - LOT 34 2011 - HIGH-INDEXING ANGUS BULL - LOT 122 (91 ANGUS BULLS) 2012 - HIGH-WDA ANGUS BULL (4.01 WDA)


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Collins & Son Want some great Calves?

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84-DAY REpORT LOT 33 34 35 36

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DOB 10/20/12 11/29/12 11/25/12 11/28/12

WT 1290 1000 1065 1110

ADG 3.98 3.64 3.33 3.63

RATIO 111 101 93 101

WDA 3.58 3.13 3.29 3.46

RATIO 112 98 102 108

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84-Day report Birth date: 11/05/12 WT: 1075 ADG: 2.98 RATIO: 100 WDA: 3.13 RATIO: 100

CALHOUN BULL EVALUATION

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Calhoun Bull Test Dec. 6 12:30

Bramblett Bull & Female Sale Dec. 7 Lot 1 Noon

(Upgrade x "577") Complete, powerful bull that's bred for performance and maternal excellence. A can't miss mating out of our matron of champions "577."

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Local sale reports commercial sale rePorts moseley cattle auction october 15, 2013 Lot1: (split load) 425 lb steers avg 420 lb heifers avg Lot2: 675 lb heifers avg Lot 3: 720 lb heifers avg Lot 4: 725 lb heifers avg Lot 5: 740 lb steers avg

$193.20 $181.20 $154.60 $151.25 $152.10 $151.35

moseley cattle auction october 22, 2013 Lot1: 635 lb heifers avg Lot2: 735 lb steers avg Lot 3: 700 lb heifers avg Lot 4: 700 lb heifers avg Lot 5: 715 lb heifers avg Lot 6: 665 lb steers avg Lot 7: 735 lb steers avg Lot 8: 750 lb steers avg Lot 9: 800 lb steers avg

$154.10 $163.80 $149.00 $150.00 $149.00 $165.90 $ 159.00 $ 162.30 $ 156.25

moseley cattle auction october 29, 2013 Lot1: (split load) 557 lb steers avg 526 lb heifers avg Lot2: 650 lb heifers avg Lot 3: 815 lb steers avg Lot 4: 800 lb steers avg

northeast georgia livestock october 23, 2013 Lot 1: 1000 lb Holstein steers avg $107.00

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$158.20 $148.20 $153.60 $155.60 $155.80


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$147.70 $153.75 $146.75 $165.95 $156.00

$155.25 $149.40 $146.80 $144.75 $165.90 $159.60 $155.90 $152.60

$163.40 $154.30 $159.25 $169.25

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Lot 4: (split load) 635 lb heifers avg 685 lb steers avg Lot 6: 620 lb steers avg Lot 7: 610 lb heifers avg Lot 8: 675 lb heifers avg Lot 9: 750 lb steers avg Lot 10: 750 lb heifers avg Lot 12: 800 lb steers avg Lot 13: 810 lb steers avg Lot 14: 830 lb steers avg Lot 17: 850 lb steers avg Lot 18: 850 lb steers avg Lot 19: 725 lb heifers avg Lot 20: 750 lb heifers avg Lot 21: 875 lb steers avg

$155.25 $163.25 $166.75 $156.75 $144.25 $157.00 $152.00 $157.20 $154.00 $156.75 $155.25 $154.75 $149.85 $150.00 $152.10

PUreBreD sales rePorts fink Beef genetics Bull sale october 13, 2013 164 Charolais bulls avg $4,471.00 157 Angus Bulls avg $4,886.00 lemmon cattle enterprises angus Bull sale october 18, 2013 83 Registered Bulls avg $4,569.00 Top Bull: Lemmon CC & 7Z518 $12,000.00

gretsch Bros / acres away october 12, 2013 Top Open Heifer: $25,000.00 Top Fall Pair: Gretsch Bros Mignonne 9050 70 Total lots avg

$5,400.00 $3,004.00

2013 southern connection sale october 26, 2013 Bulls avg $2,136.36 Pairs avg $3,275.00 Cow/Heifer Splits avg $2.925.00 Cow/ Bull Splits avg $3,638.89 Bred Cows avg $2,595.91 Bred Heifers avg $2,743.75 Open Heifer avg $1,821.43 Lot 4: Top Bull $3,200.00 Lot 35: Top Bred Heifer $7,000.00 Lot 15: Top Bred Cow $3,800.00 Lot 30: Top Bred Cow $3,800.00 64 Total lots avg $2,565.23 Black grove & friends female sale october 26, 2013 Top Bred Heifer: Black Grove Lady 135 $3,700.00 Top Bred Cow: UB Dixie Erica 8869 $5,800.00 Top Fall Pair: Black Grove Black Belle 904 $6,500.00 54 Total lots avg $3,200.00 Debter herefords Bull sale october 26, 2013 Bull Average: $5,496.00 Female Average: $2,650.00 Comm. Female Average: $1,840.00

Follow these quick steps online to get current data right now from the livestock Market News Service: GO TO  http://www.secattleadvisor.com/ 8 clicK “Local Market Reports” under the Resource Pages. 8 clicK “Georgia,” then 8 clicK on your Auction Market of choice.

edwards land & cattle sale october 26, 2013 75 Registered females avg $4445.00 22 Registered bulls avg $2588.00 19 Commercial bred cows avg $1,789.00 116 Total Lots avg $3,658.00 hill-Vue farm Production sale october 28, 2013 Overall Average: $1,964.00 Bull Average: $1,970.00 Female Average: $1,961.00 Yon family farms angus sale november 2, 2013 67 Coming 2 year old bulls avg $5,002.00 84 Yearling bulls avg $4,493.00 151 Total bulls avg $4,725.00 62 Registered females avg $3,908.00 209 Total Lots avg $4,483.00

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beef Management Calendar for the Month of December GENERAL • Do not graze winter annuals closer than 4 inches. Overgrazing can reduce winter forage production. • Provide a high magnesium mineral supplement for cows on winter grazing. • Treat for lice if not already done. • Keep a close eye on cattle when grazing on crop residues and residual summer grass. Quality will decline rapidly now. • Evaluate your winter feed supply. Consider the amount of grazing planted, condition of grazing fields and hay quantity and quality. There is still time to buy supplemental feeds at fall prices. • Vitamin A supplementation might be needed if frosted grass or weathered hay is the primary forage source (a 1,000 lb cow requires 35,000 IU/day).

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SpRING CALVING January, February, March Move heifers into dry, clean pastures and check frequently. They should begin calving in December. Tag calves at birth. Record birth dates, tag numbers and cow IDs. Castrate, dehorn and implant at birth. Check breeding dates on cows. Watch closely as due dates approach. Feed requirements increase about 10 to 15 percent during the last 30 to 45 days prior to calving. Do not underfeed in an effort to reduce birth weight. Check with your veterinarian about suggested pre-breeding vaccinations for cows.

FALL CALVING October, November, December • Check cows frequently. Be ready to assist with calving if necessary. • Castrate, dehorn and implant calves at birth. • Tag calves at birth. Record birth date, tag number and cow ID.

• Start breeding heifers about a month before the cow herd. (They should weigh two-thirds of expected mature weight.) • For a high percentage of cows to rebreed early, they must be in moderate to good condition. You prob-

ably need to start grazing or feeding your best hay now. Supplement as needed according to forage test results. • Check bulls’ semen before turning in with cows. Editor’s Note: 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 – March 31 calving dates, and the fall calving list is based on Oct. 1 – 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. Revised by Ronnie Silcox and Lawton Stewart, Extension Animal Scientists. Original manuscript by Ronnie Silcox and Mark McCann, Extension Animal Scientists.

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P.O. BOX 908 Canton, NC 28716 Phone: 828-646-0270 Fax: 828-646-0202 selex@bellsouth.net www.selex-video.com

oWners/oPerators John Queen 480 Queen cove road Waynesville, nc 28785 828-421-3446

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ð  December 3 Watch for our 2013 sale Dates! PROUD SUPPORTERS OF NCBA AND STATE ORGANIZATIONS PLEASE VISIT OUR WEBSITE AT www.selex-video.com Wnc regional livestock center 474 stock Drive canton, nc 28716 828-646-3700

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December 3, 2013 Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Sale [See advertisement, 78] December 6, 2013 Calhoun Bull Test Sale Calhoun, Ga. 706-542-3102 or 706-624-1398 [See advertisement, 62] Dixie Livestock Breeder Cattle Sale Oak Park, Ga. 912-578-3263 Knoll Crest Farm Total Performance Bull Sale Red House, Va. 434-376-3567 December 7, 2013 Bramblett Angus Performance Tested Bull Sale Elberton, Ga. 706-654-8272 Cavender’s Neches River Ranch Jacksonville, Texas 877-436-3877 Next Step Cattle Co. Bull Sale Auburn, Ala. 334-419-0112 Dec. 8-10 Georgia Farm Bureau Annual Convention Jekyll Island, Ga. December 14, 2013 Myers Hereford Farm Bull & Heifer Sale Statesville, N.C. 704-872-7155 [See advertisement, 31] Southern Excellence Wadley, Ala. 404-473-6797 Shady Brook Angus Fall Bull Sale Columbia, Tenn. 931-242-1843 December 18, 2013 Northeast Georgia Livestock Customer Appreciation Day Athens, Ga. 706-549-4790 [See advertisement, 1] December 21, 2013 3J Farms Bull & Female Sale, Livestock Pavilion Calhoun, Ga. 706-676-8323 [See advertisement, 60]

January 4, 2014 Bricton Farm Bull Sale Social Circle, Ga. 770-787-1644 [See advertisement, BC] Genetic Excellence Angus Bull Sale Cookeville, Tenn. 931-265-9200 [See advertisement, 41] January 11, 2014 Lake City Invitational Lake City, Fla.

S e r V i C e S February 8, 2014 cont’d Tokeena Angus Bull & Female Sale Seneca, S.C. 864-972-3192 [See advertisement, 35] February 13, 2014 UGA 22nd Annual Focus on EPDs Bull Sale Athens, Ga. 706-542-9102 [See advertisement, 35]

March 29, 2014, cont’d The 7th Annual Southern Tradition Sale CSR Farms, Alapaha, Ga. SERAA’s 22nd Annual Grasstime Auction Cullman, Ala. 641-919-1077 April 2 - 5, 2014 GCA’s 53rd Annual Convention Beef Expo & Trade Show Perry, Ga. 478-474-6560

February 15, 2014 Yon Family Farms Driggers & Strickland Angus & Performance Tested Angus and April 3, 2014 Simmental Bull Sale 6th Annual Georgia Beef Expo SimAngus Bull Sale Glennville, Ga. Cattle Tele-Auction Ridge Spring, S.C. 912-237-0608 Perry, Ga. 803-685-5048 229-723-7070 [See advertisement, 38] Southeast Angus Classic’s 8th Annual April 18, 2014 February 21, 2014 Angus Bull Sale Friendship Farms Sale Beef Maker Bull and Female Opelika, Ala. Midville, Ga. Sale 662-837-1776 912-663-8085 Debter Hereford Farm Sale Facility, Horton, Ala. January 18, 2014 April 19, 2014 678-858-0914 Firm Foundations Bull Sale Bricton Farm Female Sale Uniontown, Ala. Social Circle, Ga. Februrary 22, 2014 770-787-1644 22nd Annual Replacement University of Florida Heifer Sale Bull Test Sale April 22, 2014 Saluda, S.C. Greenwood, Fla. Georgia Heifer Evaluation and 803-609-2828 [See advertisement, 47] Reproductive Development [See advertisement, 52] (HERD) Sale Bull Hill Ranch Irwinville, Ga. Spitzer Ranch Professional “More Bull for a Buck” Sale Cattlemen’s Brangus Bull & 912-386-3214 or 229-386-3683 Gray Court, S.C. Commercial “Brangus Gold” 864-981-2080 April 22 - 26, 2014 Female Sale [See advertisement, 56] GCA’s Spring Tour Fair Play, S.C. Nebraska & Kansas 864-972-9140 or January 25, 2014 478-474-6560 www.srbulls.com. Gretsch Brothers Angus [See advertisement, 17] Genetics with a Great March 4, 2014 Foundation Bull & Commercial Tifton Beef Cattle Short Course April 26, 2014 Female Sale Bridges Angus Farm Passion Irwinville, Ga. Colbert, Ga. for Progress Sale 912-386-3214 or 229-386-3683 706-340-0945 Lexington, Ga. [See advertisement, 39] 706-340-1421 March 5, 2014 Tifton Performance Tested Bull January 27 - 28, 2014 May 27, 2014 Sale GCA Emerging Leaders Calhoun Beef Cattle Irwinville, Ga. Conference 912-386-3214 or 229-386-3683 Reproductive Management Macon, Ga. Workshop 478-474-6560 Calhoun, Ga. March 7 - 8, 2014 [See advertisement, 5] 706-542-1852 or Beef Industry Scholarship 706-624-1398 Challenge February 7, 2014 Tifton, Ga. Wilkes County Front Pasture May 28, 2014 478-474-6560 Herd Replacement Sale Georgia Heifer Evaluation and {See advertisement, 83] Washington, Ga. Reproductive Development (HERD) Sale 864-980-5695 March 24, 2014 Calhoun Ga. [See advertisement, 49] MM Cattle Co. Online Angus 706-542-1852 or 706-624-1398 Heifer Sale February 8, 2014 Bowdon, Ga. July 24- 26, 2014 **New Sale Date** 770-328-2047 4th Annual GCA Summer Turnpike Creek Farms Conference March 29, 2014 Bull and Female Sale Unicoi State Park, Helen, Ga. Partners In Progress XXVI Milan, Ga. 478-474-6560 Wadley, Ga. 229-315-0986 [See advertisement, 17] 478-252-5622 [See advertisement, 42] G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Junior cattlemen’s report

reflecting on holidays Past while Enjoying Present(s) By Macy Seagraves

My most vivid Christmas memory is of my first show calf, bottle-raised babies and snow…

P.O. Box 27990 Macon, GA 31210 478-474-6560 http://www.gabeef.org/gjca/ 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.

YOUr GJCA LEADErshiP:

Chairwoman Merritt Daniels merrittad3633@gmail.com Convention/Summer Conference Coordinator Jordan Harrison jordandharrison1@gmail.com It was Dec. 23, 2005, and it was COLD…really cold! The entire Seagraves family had finished eating dinner and it was time to open presents. Yet for me, something took priority over opening gifts. My show calf “Whitestone” and our two bottle raised calves needed to be fed. My dad and I fixed two bottles and headed to the barn to feed. On the way to the barn snow flurries whirled around us. Going to feed cows in the snow was so exciting in the eyes of a nine year old! Is it really Christmas time? It seems to me that 2013 flew by. I hope all of you had a great fall calving season, and you have scouted out which one will be the next champion in the show ring. I hope you are continuing to appreciate the little things in life. This show season is my senior year, and I am confident it has already taught me more than the past nine years combined. I have gone through six different calves, in attempts to find a cow that was calm and level headed. In the past, it 84 December 2013

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seemed as if I always had a calf by May that I could work for months before entering the show ring. However, this year I’ve had to have a little faith. I am going to have faith that this year will be an incredible show year before I leave for college. Cattlemen rely solely on the conditions and surroundings to dictate the prosperity of the year with their herd. Today, Christmas creates a feeling of warmth, security and “home.” It takes away all the feelings of unreliability that the world throws at each person. Christmas has a special meaning and special traditions for each family. For some, it is the tradition of making hot chocolate and telling stories. For others, it is opening presents around the tree. Others find the meaning of Christmas when their entire family is around the table eating a savory meal… beef, of course! So this Christmas relax, appreciate your family and enjoy your beef Christmas dishes while reflecting on holidays that have long passed. GC

Field Day Coordinator Hope Edwards hopeedwards97@yahoo.com Chapter Relations Madison Baugh madbaugh@gmail.com Chapter Relations Greyson Fernandez greysonfernandez@yahoo.com Chapter Relations Macy Seagraves mlsfarm@aol.com Youth Activities Advisor Bailey K. Toates 816-824-0002 bailey@gabeef.org GET CONNECTED  ON fACEbOOk GEOrGiA JUNiOr CATTLEMEN's AssOCiATiON


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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 76 and 77 Georgia Brahman Breeders ............................................48 Georgia Brangus Breeders ..............................................31 Georgia Chianina Breeder ..............................................26 Georgia Gelbvieh Breeder ..............................................26 Georgia Hereford Breeders 912-865-5593................................................................30 Georgia Limousin Breeders 229-567-4044..............................................................44 Georgia Polled Shorthorn Breeders ............................26 Georgia Red Angus 770-748-6424 ..............................................................55 Georgia Red Angus Breeders ........................................56 Georgia Santa Gertrudis Breeders 678-852-7301................................................................48 Georgia Simmental Breeders 706-645-6071 ..............................................................49 Georgia-Florida Charolais Association 706-200-6655 ..............................................................32 GrassWorks Manufacturing, LLC 888-809-4737 ..............................................................42 Gretsch Brothers Angus 706-340-0945 ..............................................................39 Highview Farms 770-567-3942 ..............................................................76 Hill Angus 229-848-3695 ..............................................................68 Hillside Angus Farm 404-316-4969 ..............................................................63 HME Herefords 706-714-9012 ................................................................61 JanBil Farms 770-748-6424 ..............................................................57 Jenkins Cattle Company 229-891-8629 ..............................................................48 Kiker Angus Farm 706-264-0433 ..............................................................68 Krone 901-842-6011 ................................................................24 Laura's Lean Beef 334-701-9114 ................................................................77 Lazy S Farm 770-253-7099 ..............................................................57 Lemmon Cattle Enterprises 706-977-9222 ................................................................71 Malcolm Financial Group 800-884-4820 ..............................................................78 Martin's Cattle Services 706-367-8349 ..............................................................76 McKenzie Farms 423-595-2482 ..............................................................68 Meldon Farm 706-654-8283 ..............................................................67 Merial ..............................................................................51,52 Mike Jones, Auctioneer 706-773-3612 ................................................................76 MIX 30 800-575-7585 ....................................................3 Mountain View Charolais 706-200-6655 ..............................................................69 Myers Hereford 704-450-1598................................................................31 National Swine Registry 765.463.3594 ................................................................25

NCBA ................................................................................IFC Northeast Georgia Livestock 770-601-6286 ..................................................................1 Parallise Farms 404-771-5454 ..............................................................70 Partisover Ranch 706-614-0496 ..............................................................70 Pasture Management 800-230-0024 ..............................................................16 Reproductive Management Services 229-881-9711 ................................................................76 Rockin' R Trailers 800-241-8794 ..............................................................76 Rolling Acres 770-307-7511 ................................................................66 Saluda Co. Cattlemen's Sale 803-609-2828 ..............................................................52 SEA-90 888-992-7222................................................................31 Senepol Cattle....................................................................76 Southeast AGNet Radio..................................................78 Southeast Angus Classic Bull Sale 662-837-1776 ................................................................43 Southeast Livestock Exchange, LLC 828-646-0270 ..............................................................78 Southeast Red Angus Association ............................IBC Southeastern Semen Services, Inc. 386-963-5916................................................................76 Sunset Ridge Herefords 404-376-6414 ..............................................................54 Sweetlix 1-87-SWEETLIX ........................................................72 The Bull Whisperer 478-397-7201 ................................................................76 Tokeena Angus 864-972-3192................................................................35 Triple E Poultry 706-692-5149 ..............................................................76 Turner Co. Stockyards 800-344-9808 ..............................................................16 Turnpike Creek Farms 229-315-0986 ..............................................................42 Twin Oaks Brangus 770-548-5501................................................................72 Tyson Steel 229-776-7588................................................................76 UGA's Focus on EPDs Bull Sale 229-881-0721 ................................................................35 Vermeer ..............................................................................26 Wax 888-225-5929 ..............................................................82 Wheless Farms 706-540-1002 ..............................................................69 Wilkes County Front Pasture Sale 706-318-5457................................................................49 Williams Angus 706-238-2636 ..............................................................66 Yancey Brothers 770-941-2300................................................................76 Yon Family Farms 803-685-5048 ..............................................................38 Call Bailey at 478-474-6560 to plan 2014 advertising



Georgia Cattleman December 2013