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

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Top 10 Reasons to Vote “YES” to Fund Georgia ACC The IRS and Business Plans by John Alan Cohan Your Beef Buck$ at Work Meet Chuck Joiner, Past President 2014 Brings Permanent Flexibility to School Lunches Legislative Watch Presenting Young Cattlemen’s Council Spring Communications Intern Joins GCA The Hybrid Advantage The Value of Performance-Tested Bulls GCA Convention & Trade Show Schedule & Registration GCA Convention Junior Contests and Events







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New Members In My Opinion by Gary Hill GCA Facebook Photo Contest Winner Good Moos! Chapter Connections Georgia Beef Bites by Suzanne Black Industry Obituaries Shocking Collars by Baxter Black Associate Members Local Market Reports Classified Ads Beef Management Calendar for the Month of February Calendar of Events Goin’ Showin’ Advertising Index

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Calf Scours by Lee Jones

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

MAGAZINE STAFF Editor: Josh White, Industry editorial: Bailey K. Toates, or Advertising: Bailey K. Toates, Graphic artist: Bailey K. Toates, Billing: Michele Creamer, Circulation: Sherri Morrow,

THE GEORGIA CATTLEMAN The cover of the February 2014 issue of Georgia Cattleman features a Lim-Flex bull on test at Tifton Bull Test Center. The Georgia Cattleman magazine and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association reserve the exclusive right to accept or reject advertising or editorial material submitted for publication. The editorial content contained in this magazine does not necessarily represent the views of the Georgia Cattleman magazine or the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.

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

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

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2014 has started off strong as producers are realizing record prices for feeder and fed cattle throughout the country. According to market analysts, this price trend will continue as increased heifer retention has been seen in most areas of the country that have received adequate moisture. This has allowed for the slow rebuilding process to begin for some producers while herd expansion opportunities exist for others. The resulting shortage of feeders coupled with cheaper corn prices has created an excellent opportunity for profitability in the cattle industry, especially the cow-calf sector. The current market situation might best be described as the “perfect storm” for the cow-calf producer. As a cow-calf producer, have you positioned your program to capitalize on current market conditions and become (more) profitable in 2014? More specifically, are you utilizing all resources available as cattlemen here in the state to assist you in making those decisions where the outcome may ultimately determine the success or profitability of your program? The University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences (CAES), not unlike many of the land grant institutions throughout the country, has and will most likely continue to experience budget cuts and serious financial restraints. Despite these financial hardships, the university’s animal and dairy science department, along with extension personnel, continues to persevere and serve as an invaluable asset and resource to livestock producers and farmers throughout our state. Animal scientists and extension beef specialists in Athens, Calhoun and Tifton serve as instructors, conduct research, and are responsible for directing such programs as the Tifton and Calhoun Performance Bull Test Stations and HERD programs, Georgia Beef Challenge, the state BQA and Master Cattlemen program. 6 February 2014

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GCA President dAVid GAZdA And FAMiLY I would be remiss if I did not recognize at this time GCA’s affiliation with the above programs and the working relationship that has evolved over the years with the University of Georgia. In addition, CAES boasts other extension specialists who are recognized as some of the country’s leading experts in the areas of livestock production, economics and marketing, forage production and management, and vet medicine and herd health programs. These specialists are responsible for – and contribute regularly to – such educational programs as the UGA Grazing School, Beef Cattle Management Workshops and Southeast Cattle Advisor website, and provide timely educational articles for Georgia Cattleman each month. Additionally, the aforementioned specialists provide continual training and educational opportunities to Extension agents that serve producers primarily on the county level. As cattlemen, I would encourage you to call upon these extension specialists and agents and become the beneficiaries of their knowledge and expertise in multiple areas of beef cattle production in the Southeast. For further information regarding extension specialists, agents, programs and events, refer to the CAES website at In the future, the newly organized Georgia Young Cattlemen’s Council will offer educational programs relevant to the industry, in addition to leadership training opportunities and

other activities. The Georgia Young Farmers Association is another organization that provides educational experiences primarily through organized classroom instruction. As a past presenter and participant, I can say that this organization’s commitment to providing beneficial, adult educational opportunities is to be commended. Other resources in the state include the Georgia Department of Agriculture, our livestock markets and other existing cooperative marketing associations, your local veterinarian, and state and national breed association representatives. In addition to each of these groups, there are knowledgeable individuals representing animal health, feed and mineral, equipment and AI organizations all within the state of Georgia. Finally, your GCA magazine continues to provide informative articles and resources that are both timely and relevant to beef cattle production and marketing in our state. There has never been a more exciting time or a greater opportunity for profit than what exists in the beef cattle industry today. As cattlemen, it is our responsibility to produce a humanely-raised, safe, nutritious and affordable product that satisfies the consumer every time. You have the resources. You have the market. In 2014, you have no excuse. I look forward to visiting with you at the convention in April at Perry and remember to vote “Yes” on the ACC for Beef referendum! GC

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The IRS and Business Plans In recent years the IRS has ruled a written business plan is important evidence to prove that you are operating in a businesslike manner. The Tax Court has said that in hobby loss cases you should have “some type of plan” for the venture. This applies whether you are involved in livestock ranching, other farming activities and other areas traditionally under IRS scrutiny. The IRS takes the view that a written business plan demonstrates your businesslike concern for the success of the venture. One of the most important things that distinguishes a business from a hobby is the existence of a written business plan. There are numerous resources to assist you in drawing up a business plan. It is advisable to have a business plan drafted by a professional, and the cost will vary with the complexity. Keep in mind that a business plan is one of the best ways to show your true intentions. The IRS Audit Technique Guide asks revenue agents to ask for a business plan in livestock audits. In audits, most individuals are caught off guard when asked whether they have a business plan. Some will say that their activity is very basic, that they know what they are doing, and that they don’t “need” a business plan. The business plan is a guide for carrying forward your idea into a successful business operation. A business plan sets forth the overall market that you are targeting, and how your product or services compare with those of others. The language of a business plan is usually simple and nontechnical. For many individuals, writing the plan is easy because of their experience in the field. The main focus of a business plan concerns your marketing strategy and financial projections. You should state your strategy, and explain why this activity can be profitable. You should also describe your competition and how you will be able to compete. In financial projections you want to show how much money you will spend to get the business going, what equipment, inventory and materials you will need to obtain, and when you expect to make a profit. There should be an indication as to your reasonable estimate of revenue. Your financial projections of profit should be reasonable, not exaggerated. Preferably, your financial projections should cover a three- to five-year period. Some people hire an accountant to help

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prepare the projections, as this can further bolster the businesslike nature of the document, although you will still need to spend time developing the figures. Most people project operating losses for the startup phase of the activity, which can be from three to seven years or longer, depending on the particular activity. Prepare your business plan now; don’t wait to get audited. The IRS wants to see business records that are maintained in the ordinary course of your activity, not those that you might pre-

pare once you have been notified of an audit. If you are audited and you don’t have an existing business plan you should still prepare one, and admit that you have prepared it in connection with your audit. You can explain that the plan has always been in your head, and you thought it would be best at this time to put it in writing. GC [Cohan is a lawyer who has served the farming, ranching and horse industries since l98l. You may call him at (3l0) 278-0203 or email him at]

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GeorGiA BeeF BoArd And GCA were proud to support, promote and participate in the recent Low Stess Cattle Handling Seminar sponsored jointly by the Southwest Georgia Feeder Calf Marketing Association and the national Beef Quality Assurance program funded by your beef checkoff. Renowned animal handling expert Curt Pate traveled east to demonstrate cattle handling techniques on foot and on horseback. Ernie Ford, shown introducing Pate (inset), was instrumental in organizing the event which was held in Bainbridge, GA.

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GCA was well represented at the 2014 Wild Hog Supper, a traditional preGeneral Assembly gathering held in Atlanta. Legislative committee chairman, Chris Taylor, feels it's important to make sure that legislators know cattlemen are paying attention to what they are doing. "This is our way to let our Representatives and Senators know, before they even cast the first vote of the session, that what they do has an impact on us in rural Georgia."

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Executive Vice President’s Report

More Than a Feeling

Josh White


I can remember the first time I visited the Georgia Cattlemen's Headquarters in Macon just like it was yesterday. It was a sunny May morning with dew glistening on the grass when I arrived at a meeting of the Georgia Beef Breeds council. I hadn't thought much about what to expect when I showed up for the meeting of the council. As I walked up to the front door I suddenly realized that the folks at this place were here solely to work for Georgia’s cattle industry. I had read the magazine for years, first my grandfather and dad’s copies, then finally a copy with my name on the label. It wasn’t that I didn't know what GCA did – I just hadn’t spent a lot of time thinking about what went into making the association work day to day. The realization gave me a certain amount of pride. The feeling was only strengthened when I was welcomed by the Beef Breeds Council members, including council chair Chuck Sword who did a great job of running a no-frills meeting and getting the job done for Georgia cattle producers. I had a similar feeling many years later when I came to the realization that I should apply to be GCA executive vice president. I had known the position was vacant for at least a month and the thought hadn’t crossed my mind. Then one day I was bush-hogging a field and it was like someone whispered the idea that I should consider applying. The thought of serving an industry I was deeply passionate about as a full-time vocation had simply never occurred to me. I called Carroll T. Cannon who was a long-time friend, someone I greatly respected, and told him I was considering applying. “That just might work,” he said. More recently I’ve had the same feeling as we have worked through the process of establishing the GCA Young Cattlemen’s Council. As president Gazda said in his column a few months back, when you finish a meeting of this group you know that our future is in good hands. Not only that, you can just feel the buzz of energy that is created from new ideas and the zeal with which they are shared. This group is poised to do great things for our association and the industry. I could go on and on about the “feeling” that has been generated by some of the near magical moments that have occurred when a volunteer leader suggests something inspired as we gather around a board room table, or more commonly today – the conference call line. But it’s more than just a feeling. The current team of GCA staff and volunteer leaders are wholly committed to improving GCA, increasing the value of membership and executing our mission better than ever. Our goal each day, whether we are “feeling it” or not, is to unite cattlemen and advance GCA and the cattle industry to be positioned for profit and growth. The best way to achieve this

goal is by you communicating to us, as staff and volunteer leaders, what you need as a cattleman. How can we add more value to your GCA membership? What resources do you need to make your farm more profitable? What speakers or topics can we bring to the next Convention or Summer Conference that will compel you to attend? We must have your input if we are to continually improve our association. You are a vital part of the success of GCA today and you are even more important to the success of GCA in the future. The 2014 General Assembly has been gaveled into session and GCA staff and volunteer leaders have already spent many hours working on issues and projects that we hope will benefit our industry. One of our key priorities is the subject of Dr. Gary Hill’s “In My Opinion” piece on page 16 of this issue. I encourage you to read the column and act as Dr. Hill suggests by supporting both the ACC for Beef Referendum and funding for the beef cattle research position at UGA Tifton. Note that due to legal requirements for holding a public hearing, the ACC for Beef ballots will most likely not be going out to voters until March. A second priority that we have been working toward is the expansion of the liability reduction act that protects Horse and Llama owners and event hosts (code section 4–12), to include all livestock. This will be a positive development for junior livestock programs, for the cattle industry and for all livestock owners in the state. While the process has begun, this effort may take more than one legislative session to accomplish. I want to thank Georgia Farm Bureau legislative staff and Georgia Agri-Business Council for their continued partnership and support under the gold dome. If you are interested in getting a “feeling” for the impact that you as a GCA member can have, I would urge you to plan to attend the annual legislative steak biscuit breakfast, tentatively set for 7 - 9 a.m. on Feb. 26 in Room 216 of the Capitol. This is our signature event of the legislative session each year. The first words out of your Representative or Senator’s mouth as they enter the room are almost always, “Is anyone from my District here?” Help us to be able to say “Yes” this year! GC [Josh White is GCA and Georgia Beef Board Executive Vice President.]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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G e o r g i a C a t t l e m e n ’s A s s o c i a t i o n L o c a l p r e s i d e n t s Ogeechee .......Romaine Cartee / 912-531-0580 Oglethorpe .......Andrew Gaines / 706-202-5742 Pachitla ................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



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...................Wesley Manis / 706-346-0874 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 ......................Billy Moss / 706-654-6071 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.......Danny Bentley / 706-647-7089 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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Meet Chuck Joiner Past President Carroll County Region 4 Q Describe your Share what it means to be a past president and executive background and involvement in committee member, and some of the beef cattle industry. the responsibilities you undertake. ansWer: My background in the beef cattle industry goes back ansWer: If I had a bucket to growing up on a diversified list, serving as president of GCA farm in southeast Alabama where would have been right there at we always had cattle. My father the top. Now as past president I was a member of the Houston can reflect back and see some of County Cattlemen’s Association the positive things that and when I moved to Carroll happened during my tenure as County in 1982 I soon bought well as some of the negative some cattle of my own and things. On the positive side became a member of our local reaching 5,000 members is cattlemen’s chapter. I have served definitely one of the positives, as two terms as president of our well as securing funding for beef chapter and currently finishing 32 specialist, diagnostic lab and years as Young Farmer teacher in office and culinary center Carroll County. upgrades. As one of the Q In your opinion, what members of the executive committee we are charged with is the most pertinent issue the direction of GCA and I can Georgia’s beef industry is facing truthfully say that every today? member has that passion for our industry. It has been truly an ansWer: In my opinion, the honor to be associated with most pertinent issue facing these guys and GCA staff. Georgia’s beef industry is lack of Q

FAst FACts • Chuck, and his wife, Kaye, have two children, two grandsons, one dog and one cat. • Grandsons Rick, 15, and Jack, 11, are Junior Georgia Cattlemen’s Association members and are involved in FFA and 4-H livestock program. • Favorite beef dinner is Ribeye, baked potato, salad, yeast rolls and Kaye’s pound cake.

interest by cattle producers. At a time of high prices, low numbers and public perception of our product it is unacceptable for a cattle producer to not be involved with an organization that daily promotes what they are producing.


What improvements or changes would you like to see evolve over the next year within GCA? ansWer: Membership, Membership, Membership. If every person involved in cattle production in Georgia would get involved with their local chapter this would be the best improvement we could make. GC

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2014 Brings Permanent Flexibility to School Meals Reforms to the National School Lunch Program and the National School Breakfast Program have been a topic of interest to NCBA’s membership for the better part of three years. On Jan. 13, 2011, the USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service issued a proposed rule to revise the meal patterns and nutrition requirements for the lunch and breakfast programs and align them with the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. On April 13, 2011, NCBA submitted comments on the proposed rule emphasizing the importance of lean beef in the diets of school-aged children and outlined concerns with the Agency’s proposal. Just months after implementation of the proposed rule, USDA issued a guidance to school food authorities to allow flexibility in the meat/meat alternates and grain maximums for the 2012-13 school year by removing the maximum quantity requirement. The caps contributed to significant challenges for schools that provided meals to students of multiple age groups, as requirements varied by age. As a result, many popular food items such as sandwiches, hamburgers and pasta were limited or taken off of the menu. By removing the maximum quantity requirements, USDA gave schools the flexibility to offer a greater variety of food choices while still adhering to the calorie maximums. At last year’s Cattle Industry Convention, Registered Dietitian and Nutrition for the Future President Dayle Hayes joined cattlemen and women to discuss USDA’s new guidelines, the implications, and how as an industry, we could work together to incorporate beef into school meals. The Beef Checkoff took action developing new recipes, taste-

tested and approved by children, which were full of nutrient-rich beef and met the requirements of the new guidelines. NCBA has been diligently working with members of Congress to raise awareness with the introduction of legislation and has supported congressional efforts to encourage Agriculture Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon to make the flexibility permanent. On Feb. 25, 2013, the service extended the flexibility for the following school year, stating they received significant feedback from schools requesting an extension and long-term clarification. Last week, Concannon stated that USDA made a promise to school nutrition professionals and is following through by making the flexibility permanent. A victory to not only the school nutrition experts, but the students that were left hungry as well. USDA received over 133,000 comments both for and against their proposed guidelines. For public policy, it is critical for those on the ground to be engaged alongside the national groups. This is great example of all stakeholders weighing in with USDA and USDA listening to schools and students to better meet their needs. This announcement is an important but small piece to a bigger nutritional policy puzzle. Looking ahead, next week will bring the first public meeting for the 2015 dietary guidelines. NCBA and our members have been engaged and will continue to be involved throughout the next year of meetings and discussions held by USDA and the Department of Health and Human Services as they evaluate the guidelines. GC

The Case for Trade Promotion Authority January is set to be a very busy month for the U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives. In the first week back from Christmas break both houses are already discussing potential votes on the Farm Bill, an omnibus spending bill, and a tax extenders package. While there is growing support for each of these measures, there is one other piece of legislation that has strong bi-partisan and bicameral support that has a good chance of being approved before Ground Hog’s Day—Trade Promotion Authority (TPA). Also known as “fast-track”, TPA creates an expedited process for Congress to consider trade agreements. TPA gives the President the authority to negotiate trade agreements that reduce tariff and non-tariff barriers with other countries while giving Congress the final say over the trade agreements. TPA is called “fast-track” because it requires Congress to consider trade agreement legislation within mandatory deadlines, with limited debate and without amendment. TPA was last authorized in 2002 and expired in 2007. The recently-enacted trade agreements with Korea, Colombia and Panama were all negotiated under TPA which allowed for faster-than-usual passage of each agreement. Without TPA, each of the agreements could have 14 February 2014

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been held up by numerous amendments that may have fundamentally changed the terms of the agreement or procedural delays that would have stalled final consideration by Congress. Instead, the Administration worked with Congress to address major concerns before finalizing terms of the agreement. As a result, each of the free trade agreements passed with bipartisan support and have opened up markets for many U.S. exports. Fortunately, most of the Republicans and Democrats in both houses support TPA. But why is TPA necessary and why is this an urgent matter for Congress? Congressman Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Chairman of the House Committee on Ways & Means has stated that the completion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and other trade agreements rests on the passage of TPA. How can other countries work with our negotiators in good faith to hammer out an agreement that could be twisted and torn apart by parochial political interests back home? That is certainly a fate that the beef industry does not want to suffer. NCBA policy fully supports the renewal of Trade Promotion Authority, and we stand by Chairman Camp, Senator Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and all Members of Congress who support TPA. GC

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Beef: It’s What’s for Lunch By Shelley Johnson, Associate Director, Food & Nutrition Outreach, National Cattlemen's Beef Association High-quality protein, like lean beef, is especially important for children because it supports the growth, repair and maintenance of all body tissues, makes red blood cells and boosts the immune system. Many research studies show a direct link between nutrient intake and academic performance. Zinc, iron and other nutrients are critical for brain development and function. In addition, sufficient protein is essential for children to perform their best both physically and mentally. These benefits provide excellent reasons schools across the nation can feel good JoHnson about serving beef in school meals. Back in 2012, the USDA updated its meal patterns and nutrition standards for the National School Lunch and National School Breakfast Programs to align with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and expert recommendations from the Institute of Medicine. Though the standards for the National School Lunch and Breakfast program are supposed to be updated consistently with the Dietary Guidelines in order to reflect the latest nutrition education and science, these changes were the first in more than 15 years. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, along with many other organizations, including the non-Checkoff/policy side of NCBA, submitted comments on the guidelines as far back as April 2011 in order to ensure that beef continued to be a part of the school lunch program. A temporary modification to those standards was issued shortly after the implementation of the new rule that allowed schools the flexibility to serve larger portions of lean meat and whole grains in meals. Last week, USDA made the temporary rule final when they permanently removed the weekly maximums for grains and meat/meat alternates. The decision provides much needed stability for long-term meal planning, a promise the agency made to school nutrition professionals, according to USDA Undersecretary for Food, Nutrition and Consumer Services Kevin Concannon. Schools can feel good about continuing to include high-quality protein, like beef, on the menu to help children get the essential nutrients they need for optimal health while still meeting the requirements for healthy school meal patterns. Schools are encouraged to build healthy menus that incorporate lean nutrient-rich protein, like beef, along with more fruits and vegetables and whole grains to help kids meet Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate recommendations. Let’s face it: eating healthfully is tough to do. According to the annual International Food Information Council Foundation Food & Healthy Survey, more than half of Americans (52 percent) say that filing their annual income taxes is easier than knowing what to eat (and what to not eat) for optimal health.

As a result of changes to USDA’s National School Lunch Guidelines, the Beef Checkoff developed a series of ground beef recipes and a beef nutrition content to enable cafeterias across the country to serve entrees that feature nutrient-rich lean beef and meet the requirements for whole grains, vegetables, fruits and dairy. Each recipe was tested by school-age children, and included costeffective ingredients that are easy to source for most schools. The Beef Checkoff is continuously working to make sure that beef stays a central part of the healthy meals offered at school and is working with school foodservice operators to better understand the challenges they may be facing. We encourage parents to talk with their children about what they’re eating at school and even accompany them to school on a regular basis if possible (not just one day — the standards are meant to reflect a week of meals) to see what kids are eating, and whether they are eating food that’s on their plate. By working together to bring these types of practical solutions to the table — such as hosting school meal taste tests for kids, incorporating foods they love, like lean beef, into menus or having conversations with our kids about the foods they’re eating and helping them understand the importance of choosing nutrient-rich foods— we can truly make a positive difference in the future of our childrens’ health. 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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Georgia Cattlemen Have Two Golden Opportunities in 2014 to Lead Future Beef Production by Gary Hill


ou, the individual cattleman and Currently the animal and dairy science sume hays harvested from these grasses? GCA member, have two unique department must generate the opera- Who conducted the research leading to opportunities in 2014 to support tional dollars it spends to conduct the development, release and manageyour industry and ultimately affect the research and maintain herds. This fund- ment of these bermudagrasses, Tifton 9 outcome of important programs ing comes through animal sales, milk bahiagrass, Tifleaf 3 pearl millet and designed to assist the industry, now and sales and grants from industry and other numerous other forages? How much in the future. Hopefully, you have sub- sources. This brief picture is presented cottonseed should be fed to maintain mitted documentation allowing you to to emphasize the need for passage of the your cows? Can dried distillers grains, receive a ballot to vote in the upcoming referendum to initiate an additional soyhulls and corn gluten feed be effecreferendum determining if there will be $1.00 beef check-off through a new tively used to background cattle on a Georgia Agricultural silage or small grain diets? Commodity Commission for What is the effective cow-calf Beef. This important program stocking rate and expected will allow additional check-off rate of calf gain for beef calves dollars to be collected which grazing Tifton 85 pastures? will stay in Georgia, supportThese, and many other quesing research, education and tions, have been effectively extension programs dedicated answered by the UGA animal to improvement of beef proand dairy science beef cattle duction in the state. The secresearch faculty at Tifton camond opportunity for cattlemen pus, in cooperation with involves vocally supporting USDA research geneticists the funding of a beef cattle and University of Georgia research and extension faculty crop and soil scientists. The position in the animal and previous two faculty members dairy science department, CoW-CALF ProduCtion continues as the No. 1 beef enterprise holding this position pubTifton campus. This position in Georgia. You can help continue this trend. lished more than 125 refereed is supported as a priority by journal articles and more than the University of Georgia College of Georgia Agricultural Commodity 500 additional papers and reports, estabAgriculture and Environmental Commission for Beef. This locally con- lishing state, regional, national and interSciences, the Georgia Cattlemen’s trolled commission will set the guide- national reputations for UGA animal Association, Georgia Milk Producers lines for submission of grant proposals and dairy sciences as a leader in high and other groups. Individual members for research projects important to pro- quality beef and forage research. The and local chapter presidents should con- ducers in Georgia, funded by the check- beef cattle research position has been tact their Georgia representatives and off dollars. It will also allow partial fund- vacant for five years, and the position is state senators, enlisting their support for ing for beef extension and educational now supported, as indicated, for potenthis vital beef cattle position. Individual programs along with beef promotion. tial funding by the Georgia legislature in member input is very important; histor- Additional funding is vital to beef the 2014 session. This research position ically, most of the credit for getting the research efforts because fewer opportu- is vital to continued innovation for Tifton Bull Test Facility funding was nities for production-oriented local proj- Georgia cattle producers. You can help attributed to efforts of one small beef ects exist, since many companies have assure that this position is funded by producer. merged, and longer term research is contacting your legislative representaIn the era of erratic economic con- required for many outside and govern- tive and senator and emphasize the ditions experienced since 2008, funding ment research programs. Your addition- importance of this position. for higher education has suffered, and al check-off dollars will stay in Georgia, Now you can help promote beef that is strikingly true for agricultural and they can help fund timely research production in Georgia – vote for the iniextension and research programs. In the projects for immediate application. tiation of the new beef check-off 1980s and 1990s, extension programs Often taken for granted are the for- through a Georgia Commodity and staffs were well funded. Early in ages that cattle in Georgia and other Commission for Beef. You can also help 2002, state funding began to shrink, fol- southern states consume, legumes secure the future of beef research lowed by devastating budgetary climates grazed, nutritional quality and digestibil- through the CAES and GCA initiatives in 2007 to present. Extension staff and ity of hays and co-product feeds, and for legislative funding of the faculty county agents were cut by using early development of cow supplemental feed- position in the animal and dairy science retirements, and the staff and faculty ing programs. Do your cows graze department, Tifton campus, by contactwho resigned were not replaced. Coastal, Tifton 44 or Tifton 85 ing your legislators in Atlanta. 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Happy New Year to all of you! Well, 2013 is gone and 2014 is here. I am very excited to move forward into a new year and I hope you are also. So what is around the corner for cattlewomen? Please make plans to The Beef Ambassador attend the 53rd Annual competition will also be Convention, Beef Expo and held on Saturday, April 5, Trade Show in Perry. This during convention. Sara year Temple Grandin will Akins is the new chairman be the guest speaker for the and she is getting ready for convention. She is an a great competition this American doctor of animal year. If you are interested science and professor at in competing as a junior Colorado State University, or senior, contact Sara at best-selling author, autistic nAnette BrYAn activist and consultant to The deadline is March 1. the livestock industry on animal Visit our hospitality booth and behavior. Check out her website at make a donation to cattle drive for hunger. The money we raise goes to a We hope to see you at the con- charitable organization to purchase vention April 2-5 in Perry, Ga. We beef. Speaking of which if you know are looking forward to some great of an organization that would like to workshops, great food, a few door receive funding, for the purchase of prizes and some great fellowship. If beef, have them contact the Georgia you have attended before make plans Cattlemen’s office for an application to come and bring a friend. If you to be considered. We will also be takhave not been before then come on ing donations for our quilt we will be and still bring a friend. We would giving away. The money we raise for love to have you. this goes into our Jason Chapman summer intern fund to help pay for an intern to work in the GCA office. If you would like to become a part of the Georgia CattleWomen or hold an office please contact me and let me know. We are always looking for help from everyone to tell our Beef Story. I would like to take a moment to say thank you for all the calls, hugs, flowers, cards and kind words after the loss of my mother. You will never know how much it was appreciated. She was a very special lady and I miss her every day. Thanks again and may God Bless you and your farm. GC CAttLeWoMen oF ALL AGes attended last year’s GCWA meeting and dessert social, including American National CattleWomen President Barbara Jackson. The meeting was a success with great door prizes given out. Plenty of activities are planned for this year. Temple Grandin will be the guest speaker.

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

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Simple Homemade Lasagna recipe by linda crumley, JKcf farm barrow county cattleWomen President georgia cattleWomen President ingreDients 1 (15 oz.) ctn. Ricotta cheese 1 egg, lightly beaten 2 ½ c. mozzarella cheese, shredded 1 (26 oz.) jar spaghetti sauce ½ c. grated parmesan cheese 1 lb. Ground beef browned and drained ¼ c. fresh chopped parsley (optional) 1 c. water 12 lasagna noodles, uncooked instructions 1. Preheat oven to 350°. 2. Mix ricotta cheese, 1 ¼ cup mozzarella cheese, ¼ cup Parmesan cheese and parsley with egg until blended. Set aside. 3. Pour spaghetti sauce, ground beef and water into a large bowl and mix well. 4. Place 1 cup of meat sauce mixture in bottom of a 13 X 9 baking dish. Layer 3 noodles on top of sauce. Add 1 cup of meat sauce mixture on top of noodles. Add ⅓ of cheese mixture. 5. Repeat from start 3 more times. Sprinkle remaining 1 ¼ cup mozzarella cheese and ¼ cup Parmesan cheese on top layer. 6. Cover tightly with greased foil. Bake for 45 minutes. Remove foil and let brown for about 15 minutes more. 7. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Charter Member of GCA Among Cattle Industry Losses Dr. Jack G. Tuttle Dr. Jack G. Tuttle, of Barnesville passed away Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014 at Heritage Inn. He was born Aug. 6, 1924 in Tifton Ga., son of the late Katie and Gilbert H. Tuttle. In addition to his parents he was predeceased by his wife of 52 years, Betty Ann Sappington Tuttle in 1999, a sister, Sara Frances Upchurch, and a brother, Billy Glenn Tuttle. Dr. Tuttle entered the University of Georgia in 1942 to study veterinary medicine, but joined the Navy after his freshman year. He reentered the University of Georgia the day after returning home from the Navy. Receiving a doctorate in 1950, he was a member of the first class to graduate from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Georgia. Dr. Tuttle moved to Barnesville in 1950 and opened his veterinary clinic that served the community until 1997 when he retired due to health reasons. During that time Dr. Tuttle was active in the local community. He was one of the founders of Lamar State Bank, now United Bank, and he served as its chairman from 1974 to 1990. Dr. Jack, as he was affectionately known, was a charter member of the Georgia Cattlemen's Association and the Mid-Georgia Cattlemen's Association and served as president of both organizations. Additionally he was inducted into the Hall of Fame for both organizations. He served for 27 years as a Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisor, and in 1995 was selected as the Georgia Association of Conservation District Supervisors' Man of the Year. Dr. Jack was the 1989 Lamar County Citizen of the Year, and he was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Barnesville.

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Mildred Lindsey Brantley Mrs. Mildred Lindsey Brantley, age 89, of Griffin Avenue, Thomaston, died Sunday evening, Jan. 12, 2014, in Riverside Health and Rehabilitation Center. Mrs. Brantley was born in Lancaster, S.C., to the late William and Mary Lindsey. She was a registered nurse and was employed as Operating Room Supervisor at Upson Regional Medical Center until her retirement in 1983. Mrs. Brantley was a member of the First Baptist Church and the Builders Sunday School Class. She also volunteered for the Upson Regional Medical Center Auxiliary. Zachary Daniel Cowart Zachary Daniel Cowart, 23, of Douglasville, Ga. passed away Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014 in Athens, Ga. Zachary was born Dec. 21, 1990. Zachary was a 2009 honor graduate from Alexander High School and received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Animal Science from the University of Georgia in May 2013. Zachary was a first year student at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. He received many accolades while at UGA including the Blue Key Honor Society, Agriculture Honor Society and Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity. His many activities include helping his Dad on many home improvement construction projects, working at the UGA Dairy Farm in Athens, River Raft guide at the Ocoee River, hunting, fishing and traveling with family. Most importantly, Zachary put his trust in Jesus Christ. Zachary was a member of Central Baptist Church of Douglasville and attended Athens Church in Athens. GC

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Communications Intern Joins GCA Team for Spring Kelsie R. Bickett comes to us from Chickamauga, Ga. She grew up on a 160acre Gelbvieh cattle farm, TJB Gelbvieh, and full service bovine embryo transfer service, Bickett Genetics with parents, Dr. Todd and Alisa, and sister, Katelyn. Bickett attended Gordon Lee High School, where she was active in multiple school clubs, and she was a member of the softball, basketball and track teams. Following graduation, Bickett attended the University of Georgia, where she is currently in her second year majoring in agricultural communication and minoring in animal science. “The field of agriculture is an area I am passionate about,” Bickett says. “Due to its daily demand worldwide, and I want to bridge


the gap between agriculture and the consumer.” Her future career interests are advertising, marketing and public relations. Along with academics, she is a Georgia 4-H livestock student worker with UGA’s office of extension, and she was selected as the Alltech Student Ambassador across Georgia’s campus. In her spare time, Kelsie thoroughly enjoys any athletic activity, shopping and spending time with both family and friends. GC

For information on the Georgia-Florida Charolais Association, contact Scott Tipton, President, 1001 Preacher Campbell Road, Clarkesville, GA 30523 706-200-6655 • Directions: I-75 To Exit 41, Right Onto Roundtree Br. Rd., 4 Mi. To Farm Sign On Right

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Each month, the GCA Associate Members section recognizes GCA’s allied-industry and business members. To become an associate member, complete the form below or call 478-474-6560. GCA members are encouraged to use the services of these industry-supporting professionals.

Tenderloin Members ($600+) AgGeorgia Farm Credit

Fuller Supply Company

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Alltech, Inc., Thomasville

Pennington Seeds

Athens Seed Co., Watkinsville

Southern States


Purina Mills

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit

Yancey Bros. Company

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A steady growth in population continues worldwide. As we grow, urban development paves and permanently changes the ecosystem. Cities and towns, large and small, annex their surrounding natural woodlands, plains, farms and ranches. It results in city limits that extend miles from the edge of town and a beginning of the assessment imposing real estate housing development taxes and laws on rural inhabitants. It happened to Mick. He had a 90-acre fenced pasture with a good well and easy access. A subdivision was progressing across the road. One afternoon he loaded his two cowdogs in the pickup to gather a bunch of his cows into the trap. Upon arrival he crossed the cattle guard and sent the dogs out to gather the cows. The dogs’ collars bore shock devices to receive Mick’s signals. He was concentrating on his dogs when a pickup with a camper banged over the cattle guard behind him. Mick looked back to see the town animal control officer. “Whattya need?” asked Mick. “Sir,” the officer said, “you are allowing your dogs to run loose. It is against the town leash law that prohibits canines to run unrestricted within the city limits. You, sir, are in violation.” Mick explained to the officer these were working dogs, that they bring the cows into the trap and are under his control at all times. They argued but the officer wrote him a citation anyway. Mick refused to pay the fine and was required to appear in court the next Monday. He pleaded innocent. The judge asked Mick how could he communicate with dogs a hundred yards away? With whistles? Semaphore flags? A bugle? “No,” said Mick. “These dogs are very smart and I’ve taught them the Morse Code.” “Can you show us how it works?” asked the judge. “Certainly,” said Mick. He handed both the judge and the animal control officer a shock collar. “It is very sensitive,” said Mick. “But if you hold it… sure, on your neck is fine, I’ll demonstrate. This means turn left: ‘dot dash dot dot dot dot dot dash dot dash’. Before the judge had reached the first dot dot, he had fallen off the back of the bench, crash-landed his office chair, and was covered in robe. To Mick’s credit, the judge had fallen to the left. GC

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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 GCA members as an ordinary business expense. Complying with tax laws, GCA estimates 5% of the dues payment is not tax-deductible as a business expense because of direct lobbying activities. Also, charitable contributions to GCA are not taxdeductible for federal income tax purposes.

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 Farmers Seed Co., Inc., Doerun First Madison Bank & Trust, Danielsville Flint River Mills, Bainbridge Franklin County Farm Bureau, Carnesville

Gerald A. Bowie, Auctioneer, West Point Jackson EMC, Gainesville Jackson EMC, Hull Lumber City Supplements, Lumber City 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 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 Akins Feed & Seed, Barnesville 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 BBWH Insurors, Statesboro Bekaert Corp., Douglas Big Indian Feed Tack, LLC, Fort Valley Bishop’s Country Store, Fitzgerald 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 Capital City Bank, Dublin Carroll County Livestock, Carrollton Carroll E.M.C., Carrollton Cat Creek Cattle Co., Valdosta Chapman Fence Company, Jefferson Chattooga Farm Bureau, Summerville Christian, Kelly, Thigpen & Co. LLC, Dublin Citizens Bank, Dublin Clarke County Farm Bureau, Athens Colony Bank-Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Colony Bank Wilcox, Rochelle Community Bank & Trust, Clarkesville Community Bank of Dublin, Dublin Country Pride Market, LLC, Milan C R Benson Farm LLC, Dry Branch Danny E. Davis State Farm, Dublin Dosters Farm Supply, Rochelle Dublin Eye Associates, Dublin Dublin Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Assoc., Dublin Eastonollee Livestock Market, Eastonollee Edward Jones, Carrollton Elbert County Farm Bureau, Elberton Family Focus, Dublin Farm and Garden Inc., Cornelia

Farmers State Bank, Dublin First State Bank of Randolph Co., Cuthbert Flint EMC, Perry, 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 Helena Chemical-Wrightsville, Wrightsville Henry County Farm Bureau, McDonough Holly Hill Farm, Roberta David Hilliard, CPA, McRae Holland Fertilizer Company, Cedartown Ivey’s Outdoor and Farm, Albany 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 LBL Farms, Chester Lumber City Meat Company, Lumber City Macon Co. Veterinary Hospital, Montezuma Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Danielsville Madison County Farm Bureau, Danielsville Medical Park Pharmacy, Dublin Meriwether County Farm Bureau,Greenville Montrose Auction, Inc., Montrose Morris Bank, Dublin Northeast Georgia Livestock, Athens Oconee County Farm Bureau, Watkinsville Oconee State Bank, Watkinsville Oconee Well Driller, Watkinsville Orr Insurance, Dublin 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

P H White Company, Dyersburg, TN 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 Sheppard Farms, Danville Smith Agricultural Insurance Services, LLC, Fitzgerald Smith’s Pharmacy, McRae Southern Bank & Trust, Clarkesville Southern States, Carrollton Southern States, Woodstock Sumner & Avery, LLC., Dublin SunSouth, Carrollton Swainsboro Stockyard, Swainsboro 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 Warnock & Mackey LLC, Dublin 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

Georgia siMMentAL siMBrAH Association

Junior Advisor donna Priest Phone 770-655-8133

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


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

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

Kurt Childers 11337 Moultrie Hwy. Barney, GA 31625

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

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


Established 1963

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

Will Godowns Cattle Manager Phone: 770-624-4223

DANFOWIN Farm Balanced Performance Simmentals



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

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

770-567-3909 Email:

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

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State Show Premiums for February 2014 • Grand Champion Limousin Heifer $500 Savings Bond • Reserve Champion Limousin Heifer $250 Savings Bond • Each Limousin Heifer Exhibited $50 Cash

• Grand Champion Limousin Steer $500 Savings Bond • Reserve Champion Limousin Steer $250 Savings Bond • Each Limousin Steer Exhibitor $50 Cash

If the Grand Champion heifer and steer is bred by a member of the Georgia Limousin Association, an additional $250 savings bond will be awarded to the exhibitor. Georgia Junior Limousin exhibitors and Georgia Limousin Association members are required to have 2014 annual dues paid by January 1, 2014 for Junior exhibitors to be eligible for the premiums offered. Contact Lillian Youngblood for additional information.

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


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: • Nicholas, email:

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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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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 ugabullsale

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

come see us at booth #175 at ncba.

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

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)

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



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

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

Cattle Enterprises

Hunter Grayson


(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

C: 478-553-8598 Bobby Brantley H: 478-552-9328 1750 Wommack-Brantley Road Tennille, Georgia 31089

WhaleY Polled hereFordS

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

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

Horned Hereford Breeders

Greenview Farms, Inc.

Registered Polled Herefords

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

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525 District line road americus, ga 31709 (229) 924-0091 cell (229) 337-0038 or (229) 886-7465

Johnson Polled Herefords Thomas R. Johnson, Owner


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

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

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

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

M a r k Yo u r Calendar

Good Luck Junior Livestock Exhibitors during the Georgia National Junior Livestock Show • Accredited • Certified

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



SINCE 1947

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

Turnpike Creek Farms

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

6585 Jett Rd., Dawsonville, GA 30534

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

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

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


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


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

1689 Watkins Road Boston, GA 31626

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 farm Address 722 herndon rd Midville, Ga 30441



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


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

Angus Breeders

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

Jeff heuer


Phone and fax 706-745-5714

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

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

Mickey & Patricia Poe OWNERS 404-697-9696

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

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

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

154 McKaig Loop • Rising Fawn, GA 30738

Andy Page: 770-307-7511

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

Jason Johns MANAGER 770-851-0691

All Natural Beef

2020 Mt. Moriah • Dallas, GA 30132


Idone Angus Farm


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

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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 Certified & Accredited herd established in 1980.Visitors & Jr Livestock teams are always welcome. Friend us on Facebook!

Third Annual

Upstate South Carolina Replacement Female Sale Saturday, March 8, 2014 • 12:30 pm • Upstate Livestock Exchange, Williamston, SC

View Pictures At Darren Carter, Sale Manager/Auctioneer • 864-980-5695 Carter Auction Co., 1410 Carter Rd., Ninety Six, SC 29666 56 February 2014

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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 d! guarantee n o ti c fa s Sati

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

15 to 24 month old bulls for sale private treaty

DH D Traveler 6807

Emulation N Bar 5522

Bulls for sale out of proven sires and our superior donors

O C C Juneau 807J

O C C Missing Link 830M

Walter D. Shealy

Celebrating 50 Years of Breeding Registered Angus

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20977 US Hwy 76 Newberry, SC 29108 Dixon Shealy (803) 629-1174 Fax (803) 276-2358 Email:

S A V Final Answer 0035

Black Grove Time 519

These Bulls will: Sire Low Birth Weight Calves Add Depth and Extra Muscle Produce Efficient Replacements Lower Input Costs & Increase Profits Be Fertility Tested, Volume Discounts Available

Calf Scours


by Lee Jones, MS, DVM

the degree of eyeball recession into the orbit provides an indicator of severity of dehydration.

Calf scours or diarrhea in beef herds is a very common and often preventable problem. It is really a syndrome because it has many contributing factors though most farmers think that the main cause is a virus or bacteria. After dystocia or calving difficulty, it is the most common cause of calf death loss during the first 30 days after birth. Calves that experience scours often weigh less at weaning than those that don’t and calves that have had scours are more likely to get sick from other diseases like pneumonia than calves that never had scours. Scours is a significant economic loss to the cattle industry due to the cost of treatment of sick calves, reduced production of calves that recover and the death loss associated with the disease. The bugs that often are associated with calf scours include viruses, bacteria and protozoa parasites. The viruses include corona virus and rotavirus as well as bovine viral diarrhea virus (BVD); the bacteria most commonly found in calves with scours is E. Coli but rarely Salmonella can be found especially in dairy calves bought for beef; and sometimes protozoa like Cryptosporidium and coccidia will also cause scours in calves three weeks and older. The chart shows when the different pathogens affect calves. E coli most commonly affects young calves while Rota/corona typically affects calves after two weeks of age. However, calves can also develop scours from extremely rich feed or milk as well as dramatic changes to their diet. Often these cases are short-lived and a healthy calf is back to normal quickly but in some cases if it occurs at the same time as a severe change in weather it can cause calves to get sick.

Most veterinarians believe calf scours is more of a management issue than an actual pathogen issue. Healthy calves born in a well-managed environment rarely get scours. Like other calfhood diseases scours often develops in calves with suppressed immunity, exposed to increase levels of pathogens (bugs that cause disease) and poor environmental conditions. Many times calves from heifers are more likely to get scours. This may be due to the lower 62 February 2014

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quality colostrum produced by the heifer or from calving difficulty. Calves born after a difficult birth often do not nurse as quickly as they should after birth. Colostrum is important because it is the calf’s first immunity and Most veterinarians calves that do not nurse with- believe calf scours is in the first six to eight hours more of a manageafter birth have lower immument issue than an nity than those that get up and nurse quickly. Calves actual pathogen issue. born to thin cows are also Healthy calves born more likely to get scours in a well-managed probably due to the lower environment rarely quality colostrum produced by thin cows. These calves are get scours. often born with less body fat, too, which makes them more susceptible to chill than calves born to cows in good body condition. It is a good practice to calve heifers earlier and separate from the cow herd. This improves the health of their calves in two ways: it reduces exposure to scours causing bugs in the cowherd and helps provide close supervision to help with calving. Environmental stress and contamination also contributes to the incidence of calf scours. Environmental stress reduces the calf’s ability to fight off infections. Being born in a contaminated environment increases the amount of virus and bacteria the calves have to fight and increases the likelihood the bugs will win. Many farmers have few problems the first few weeks of calving but start seeing later born calves develop scours. This is because the earlier born calves did not encounter the same level of pathogens from the environment but they also reproduced more pathogens and contaminated the environment for later born calves. One strategy to improve calf health is to move dry cows onto fresh calving pasture. When deciding how to treat calves with scours we have to consider: consistency of the scours, attitude and

appetite of the calf, hydration and body temperature. If the calf is only slightly loose and still nursing fine then closely watching them for changes is best. If the calf has severe squirts, is slightly depressed (lays around and droopy ears) then he probably needs fluids. Calves will rapidly lose body fluids due to scours and become dehydrated. This requires rapid fluid replacement therapy. Owners can check the hydration status by pinching the skin or looking at the eye socket. If the calf’s eyes are slightly recessed he is dehydrated. Calves with severe scours require treatment or they will often die. Calves actually die from the dehydration caused by the loss of fluids from the diarrhea which results in a condition called hypovolemic shock. Calves can also go into a coma because the dehydration and reduced feed intake increases their blood acid level– this is called metabolic acidosis. Calves that experience acidosis usually have a severely depressed attitude and are not interested in sucking or drinking from a bottle. These calves require intravenous fluid therapy and buffer to correct the blood pH. I have IV’ed many calves in the past and it is amazing how quickly many of these calves bounce back following proper treatment. I have had more success with IV fluids than antibiotics. Antibiotics do not work very well in calves that are dehydrated because there blood flow is compromised. We sometimes think bugs and drugs when it comes to scours. However, that is a less effective approach than controlling the calving area and making sure all cows calve in good body condition. Some scouring calves, though, may need antibiotics but in my experience most will improve without. Calves with a fever (greater than 104F) probably will benefit from antibiotics. The quinolone class of antibiotics is not approved to treat scours and FDA strictly prohibits the use of these drugs for any other disease other than respiratory disease due to the concern that use for GI disease might contribute to antibiotic resistance in bacteria that infect humans. Fortunately, there are other very effective, less expensive choices.


1) Loose but somewhat formed (mild) 2) Watery (severe)


1) 2) 3) 4)

Bright, alert and responsive with good suckle Depressed, lethargic or slow, and weak suckle Down with weak or won’t suckle Down and can’t suckle


1) 2) 3) 4)

Strong, aggressive Weak or may not finish feeding Won’t or disinterested (both feedings) Can’t


1) Skin tint returns in less than 2 sec, eye normal (mild) 2) Skin tint lasts <4 sec; eye recessed 2-4mm (moderate) 3) Skin tint lasts >4 sec; eye recessed >4mm (severe)

Body temp: less than 102°F (no antibiotics) >102.5°F (infection probable requires antibiotics) Treatment depends on cumulative score (total numbers from each category) A. Score 4-6: If calf will nurse, feed oral electrolytes (2 quarts) twice per day at least 2 hr after feeding milk. Electrolytes should not be given with milk or within 2 hr of feeding milk because it can interfere with milk digestion. If calf will drink milk but not electrolytes, calf should be tubed with 2qt electrolytes (2x per day). If calf will not nurse but is otherwise alert and the abdomen is not distended, tube-feed milk and electrolytes (but not at the same time) at appropriate intervals as described above. B. Score 7 or higher: Calves with severe dehydration require IV fluids, dextrose and buffers to correct acidosis. Contact your veterinarian for recommendations on using antibiotics. It is a lot easier and less expensive to feed cows than treat calves. Close supervision and timely calving assistance and calving area maintenance will get the calves off to a good start and minimize money and effort treating calves. Scours vaccines can be used in the cow herd to help protect calves.

Vaccinating the cows helps build protective antibodies that are passed on to the calf through the colostrum. Calves that get the enhanced colostrum are more protected when they are exposed to the pathogens. Protecting the calves and reducing exposure are the most effective way to prevent scours. GC G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Georgia Red Angus Breeders 706-882-7423


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

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

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

JanBil Farms

Red Angus & Red Simmental

Red Coat 099TS Semen Available

Janet & Bill Nutt 1418 Sixth Street Road, Cedartown, GA 30125 770-748-6424 •

McLean Red Angus Jim and Alynda McLean 206 Morningside Drive Alma, GA 31510 (912) 632-7985, (770) 595-3542 Registered Red Angus since 1970 64 February 2014

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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

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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

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Consigned by 12 leading beef cattle farms:

Georgia Santa Gertrudis Association 3175 Bridgeshaw Drive Cumming, GA 30040 Phone: 678.852.7301 Email:

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:

Georgia Senepol Breeders  Senepol Cattle  Heat tolerant • Red & Black • Easy Calving Milk • Great Crosses • Good Udders • Gentle Disease Resistance • Polled • No Brahman George Fiveash Bobby Griffin Roy Lee Strickland

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Local sale reports commercial sale rePorts moseley cattle auction January 7th, 2014 Lot 1: 665 lb. heifers avg $156.90 Lot 2: 710 lb. heifers avg $153.83 Lot 3: 740 lb. heifers avg $151.00 Lot 4: 765 lb. heifers avg $147.00 Lot 5: 820 lb. steers avg. $158.20 Lot 6: 815 lb. steers avg. $158.10 Lot 7: 835 lb. steers avg. $155.00

January 14th, 2014 Lot 1: 675 lb. steers avg. Lot 2: 725 lb. steers avg. Lot 3: 785 lb. steers avg. Lot 4: 690 lb. steers avg. Lot 5: 665 lb. heifers avg. Lot 6: 600 lb. heifers avg. Lot 7: 650 lb. steers avg. Lot 8: 690 lb. steers avg. Lot 9: 700 lb. steers avg. Lot 10: 660 lb. heifers avg.

$165.10 $160.40 $162.60 $159.00 $151.00 $159.80 $170.00 $167.30 $167.50 $157.50

Lot 11: 710 lb. heifers avg. Lot 12: 760 lb. steers avg. Lot 13: 665 lb. steers avg. Lot 14: 725 lb. heifers avg. Lot 15: 750 lb. heifers avg. Lot 16: 635 lb. steers avg.

southeast livestock exchange January 7th, 2014 Lot 1: 685 lb. steers avg. $168.00 Lot 2: 740 lb. steers avg. $159.00


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$153.75 $163.10 $115.90 $152.75 $152.40 $165.30

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$155.00 $162.25 $155.25 $156.90 $154.00 $159.75 $158.70 $158.00 $158.00 $157.50 $153.50

southern excellence bull Development sale 2013 Sim Angus Bulls 37 Lots avg. $3,881.00 PB Sim Bulls 25 Lots avg. $3,288.00 62 Lots of Bulls avg. $3,642.00 36 Female Lots avg. $1,500.00 High-Selling Lots $8,000.00 – Sim Angus Bull, RLWF PREMIUM PLUS FOCUS, by GW PREMIUM BEEF southeast angus classic bull sale January 11, 2014 Angus Bulls 69 lots avg. $3,215.00 Total Sales $221,850.00 High Selling Lots Lot 23 AAF Mustang 337 $5,250.00

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Lot 11 B A R CC7 218 Lot 27 AAF Incentive 334

$5,000.00 $5,000.00

bricton farms bull sale January 4th, 2014 74 total registered bulls avg. $3,148.00 Total sales $233,000.00 High Selling Lots Lot 1 Bricton Prophet 2722 $6,200.00 Lot 2 Bricton Censensus 2708 $6,000.00 Lot 45 Bricton Consensus 2503 $5,800.00 Lot 30 Bricton Complete 2153 $5,000.00 genetic excellence angus bull sale January 4th, 2014 90 total registered bulls avg. $3,276.00 Total Sales $294,850.00 High Selling Lots Lot 12 JBS 587 Thunder 245 $9,200.00 Lot 28 KNB Thunder 215 of 522 $5,500.00 Lot 56 Thornbirds HooverDam 2611 $5,200.00

Lot 7 DrD Dam Quake 706 $5,000.00 Lot 30 KNB/JBS Bandwagon217of945 $5,000.00 the cattleman's Kind blackwater cattle company november 9th, 2013 1 Semen Package (100 Straws) avg. $15,000.00 15 Donor Quality Females avg. $13,800.00 79 Spring Yearling Bulls avg. $ 6,994.00 113 Fall Yearling Bulls avg. $ 5,719.00 208 Total Lots avg. $ 6,831.00 Total sales $1,420,750.00 High Selling Lots High Selling Bull: BWCC Cruise 889Z28 $65,000.00 High Selling Female: BWCC Ms Nuff Said 10X $29,000.00

attention ProdUCerS:

Follow these quick steps online to get current data right now from the Livestock Market News Service: go to / 8 clicK “Local Market Reports” under the Resources Pages tab. 8 clicK “Georgia,” then 8 clicK on your Auction Market of choice.

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


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

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

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

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

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

X $1 per head = $

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

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CLASSIFIED ADVERTISEMENTS for more information or to advertise, call 478-474-6560 AUCTIONEERS


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SALES EVERY THURSDAY AT 12 NOON barry c. robinson, general barn manager MOBILE: 256-453-6123 • OFFICE: 706-647-6895 or 770-834-6608

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• Wilkes county front Pasture sale • yon family farms spring bull sale • upstate south carolina replacement female sale

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breeding cattle since 1973 • Williamson, ga

Hereford, Angus and Baldies For Sale Private Treaty Call Harold Leo Corley at 770-567-3942 or 678-333-3509


Hoof Trimming • Photography • Sale Consulting • Clipping • Livestock Hauling • Ultrasound Bill & Stephanie Martin & Family / PO Box 683, Jefferson GA 30549 / 706-367-8349 • 706-654-8883

daniel livestock Service Randy Daniel 348 Daniel Road Colbert, GA 30628 706/788-2533

Distributors for: Pearson Chutes Riverode Galvanized Equip. Paul Scales Stoll Trailers Barrett Trailers

Visit GCA at CLEMENTS’ LIVESTOCK SERVICES, INC. Embryo Transfer (In house or on farm) Mobile lab

Pregnancy Detection (Via Ultrasound) (200,000+ Head Checked)

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Greg Clements 1800 Hog Mountain Rd. Statham, Ga. 30666

Fetal Sexing (Via Ultrasound) 19 years experience

Office: 770-725-0348 Cell: 706-202-7208 Home: 770-725-2611

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beef Management Calendar for the Month of february GENERAL soil samples on Bermuda and bahia pastures and hay fields to plan spring fertilization and liming. Check with your county agent about pasture weed control. This is the best time to spray for musk thistle control. Check mineral feeders and continue to feed high magnesium mineral supplement to cows on winter grazing or tall fescue. Fertilize tall fescue pasture and over-seeded grazing. Apply 60 pounds N per acre in addition to soil test recommendations. Do not graze winter annuals

supplemental feed as needed. Remove bulls from heifers after a 45 to 60 day breeding season.



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closer than 4 inches. Overgrazing can reduce total winter production. SPRING CALVING January, February, March Check cows frequently during calving season. Tag calves at birth. Record birth dates, tag numbers and cow ID. Castrate, dehorn and implant calves at birth. Make sure bulls are in good condition for breeding heifers next month. Trim feet, conduct breeding soundness exams and provide additional feed if needed. A cow’s nutrient needs increase by at least 50 percent after calving. If possible, separate dry cows, first calf heifers and cowcalf pairs to feed more efficiently.

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FALL CALVING October, November, December Vaccinate calves more than three months old with clostridial vaccines (black-leg). Check with your local veterinarian about other problems in your area. Castrate and dehorn any calves missed at birth. Implant calves. Steers that were implanted at birth can be reimplanted. (Synovex-C and Ralgro are approved for use in replacement heifers. Follow label instructions.) Check on the condition of bulls during breeding season. Provide

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

WANTED eXPerienceD farm manager for leading edge seed stock and commercial cattle/feeding operation. Full benefits including 4 bedroom, 3 bath house, paid holidays, vacation and health insurance package. Candidate must be computer capable and able to do physical work. Must have seed stock (preferably Angus) and feed yard background. Minimum 10 years experience. Email resume to See website for full job description.

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Editor’s Note: This calendar contains a monthly listing of the common management practices needed for commercial beef herd production in Georgia. Some practices are recommended at a certain time of the year and others are recommended when calves are a certain age or at a certain point in their reproductive cycle. Each monthly list is divided into three sections: general, spring calving and fall calving. Management practices in the general category are seasonal and apply to most cattle producers in Georgia. The spring calving list is based on Jan. 10 - 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. A cow’s energy and protein requirements increase greatly at calving and remain high through the breeding season. It is best to plan breeding season for the time of year when forage quality is at its best. With good winter grazing, fall calving is a good option. If cows are wintered on hay, spring pasture offers the best feed for breeding season and spring calving is a better choice. If your calving season is different, adjust management practices accordingly. Revised by Ronnie Silcox and Lawton Stewart, Extension Animal Scientists. Original manuscript by Ronnie Silcox and Mark McCann, Extension Animal Scientists.

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MALCOLM FINANCIAL GROUP “Since 1974” leGaCY PlanninG & inVeStMent SolUtionS

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

evans hooks 79 highway 57 east swainsboro, ga 30401 770-316-9611


TEL-O SALE 2014 CALENDAR • Tuesdays at 10 A.M. february 4 march 4

(includes Mountain Cattle Alliance)

april 1 may 6 June 3

July 8

(includes the Southeast Georgia Cattle Marketing Association)

august 5

(includes Mountain Cattle Alliance and Southeast Georgia Cattle Marketing Association)

september 2

(includes Mountain Cattle Alliance)

october 7 november 4 December 2 Mark these dates!

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

Weekly sales each Monday at 12 p.m. Cattle received Sundays 1-7 p.m. and Mondays beginning at 7 a.m. 70 February 2014

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February 7, 2014 Wilkes County Front Pasture Herd Replacement Sale Washington, Ga. 864-980-5695 February 8, 2014 Tokeena Angus Bull & Female Sale Seneca, S.C. 864-972-3192 Black Crest Cow Herd Reduction & Bull Sale Sumter, S.C. 517-546-6374 February 12, 2014 Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course, UGA Livestock Instructional Arena, Athens, Ga. 706-542-6627 [See advertisement, 40] February 13, 2014 UGA 22nd Annual Focus on EPDs Bull Sale Athens, Ga. 706-542-9102 [See advertisement, 40] February 15, 2014 Yon Family Farms Performance Tested Angus and SimAngus Bull Sale Ridge Spring, S.C. 803-685-5048 [See advertisement, 57] **New Sale Date** Turnpike Creek Farms Bull and Female Sale Milan, Ga. 229-315-0986 [See advertisement, 56] February 21, 2014 Beef Maker Bull and Female Sale Debter Hereford Farm Sale Facility, Horton, Ala. 678-858-0914 Februrary 22, 2014 22nd Annual Replacement Heifer Sale Saluda, S.C. 803-609-2828 [See advertisement, 65]

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March 4, 2014 Tifton Beef Cattle Short Course Irwinville, Ga. 912-386-3214 or 229-386-3683 [See advertisement, 45]

April 4, 2014 16th Annual Georgia Expo Commercial Heifer Sale Perry, Ga. 229-723-7070

March 5, 2014 Tifton Performance Tested Bull Sale Irwinville, Ga. 912-386-3214 or 229-386-3683 [See advertisement, 44]

Southeast Angus Sale Perry, Ga. 770-307-7178

March 7 - 8, 2014 Beef Industry Scholarship Challenge Tifton, Ga. • 478-474-6560 March 8, 2014 Upstate Sale Wiliamston, S.C. 864-980-5695 [See advertisement, 56] Milam & Massey Bull & Female Production Sale Olmstead, Ky.

April 5, 2014 Club Calf Sale Perry, Ga. 912-690-1727 Hereford Sale Perry, Ga. 912-865-5593 April 12, 2014 Southeast All Black Classic Sale Greenwood, Fla. 706-773-3612


[See advertisement, 38]

April 18, 2014 Friendship Farms Sale Midville, Ga. • 912-663-8085

7th Annual Spring Production Sale Sarratt Farms Gaffney, S.C. 864-580-9005

April 19, 2014 Bricton Farm Female Sale Social Circle, Ga. 770-787-1644

March 15, 2014 Quail Creek Brangus Cullman, Ala. 336-745-5252 [See advertisement, 73]

April 22, 2014 Georgia Heifer Evaluation and Reproductive Development (HERD) Sale Irwinville, Ga. 678-234-3547 or 229-386-3683

March 24, 2014 MM Cattle Co. Online Angus Heifer Sale Bowdon, Ga. 770-328-2047

April 22 - 26, 2014 GCA’s Spring Tour Nebraska & Kansas & Missouri 478-474-6560 [See advertisement, 17]

March 29, 2014 Partners In Progress XXVI CES Polled Herefords / Predestined Cattle Co. / Smith Angus Wadley, Ga. 478-252-5622 [See advertisement, Back Cover] The 7th Annual Southern Tradition Sale CSR Farms, Alapaha, Ga. SERAA’s 22nd Annual Grasstime Auction Cullman, Ala. 641-919-1077

Pigeon Mountain Simmentals Rome, Ga. 770-547-1433 [See advertisement, 32]

April 2 - 5, 2014 GCA’s 53rd Annual Convention Beef Expo & Trade Show Perry, Ga. 478-474-6560 [See advertisement, 74 - 76]

Spitzer Ranch Professional Cattlemen’s Brangus Bull & Commercial “Brangus Gold” Female Sale Fair Play, S.C. 864-972-9140 or

April 3, 2014 6th Annual Georgia Beef Expo Cattle Tele-Auction Perry, Ga. 229-723-7070

April 26, 2014 Bridges Angus Farm Passion for Progress Sale Lexington, Ga. 706-340-1421 Ridgefield Farm Calhoun, Ga. 828-837-6324 May 27, 2014 Calhoun Beef Cattle Reproductive Management Workshop Calhoun, Ga. 706-542-1852 or 706-624-1398 May 28, 2014 Georgia Heifer Evaluation and Reproductive Development (HERD) Sale Calhoun, Ga. 706-542-1852 or 706-624-1398 July 24- 26, 2014 4th Annual GCA Summer Conference Unicoi State Park, Helen, Ga. 478-474-6560 G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Georgia Brangus Breeders


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




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: Ranch located just off I-75, on the Georgia-Florida line. Vince Roberts, Farm Manager - 678-378-4697 cell Scott Barkley, Herdsman - 678-378-0598 cell

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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) •

Hollonville Highway 362 12 Miles West of Griffin

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“bEEf” My Valentine By Merritt Daniels

As Paul once wrote in 1 Corinthians 13, “Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud… And now these three remain: faith, hope, and love. But the greatest of these is love.” According to our calendar, the shortest month of the year, February, is best recognized as the “The Month of Love.” So as we consider Paul’s perception of this, I find it appropriate to reflect upon our association and the beef industry. The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association has been in operation for over 50 years. It has been a vital asset to the agricultural community, as well as a voice for the cattlemen across the state of Georgia. Many cattlemen, of both large and small herds, rely on GCA’s influence, knowledge and involvement at the state and national levels of government to protect their better interest. It is GCA’s faithfulness to these cattlemen that allows me to believe this organization will continue to thrive. Not only do I have faith in the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association’s capability to support and defend the beef industry, I also have tremendous faith in the product itself – faith that beef will continue to be a healthy, nutritional option for protein in American’s daily diet. Because of this, I will undoubtedly continue with high expectations and great confidence in farmers and their ability to produce and raise fine cattle for the purpose of “healthy eating.” Many people rely on GCA to share newly found knowledge of both the industry and changes in government regulations. I have much hope that Georgia Cattlemen’s Association will contin78 February 2014

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ue to grow, expand and meet the needs of its members. Additionally, I strongly expect Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association will continue to expand and improve as well. Since the development of GJCA in January 2002, the association is currently 500 members strong and growing. This leads me to believe that these young people showing Georgia-grown cattle will continue to bring pride to our industry along with contribution to the betterment of the showmen. This hope that I so strongly hold for GCA and GJCA can only help the state of Georgia shine brighter! There is no denying that if one were to simply ask a cattleman about his career choice, he would respond with a sense of pride and love for his work. The same can be said regarding a showman’s affection toward his or her project, and often, a bond that is established between the two. Generally, success in the ring follows the foundation of trust built through this bond. The love is difficult for a non-showman to understand, yet it cannot be denied. It is one of the many aspects that make this extracurricular activity so special! So, BEEF is not only “loved” by its producers but by its consumers as well. Nothing says love like a juicy hamburger or a rib eye steak. So, this February, remember to “Beef my Valentine.” GC

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


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Agrilabs ...................................................... IFC American Angus Assocation 816-383-5100 ........................................53,59 Bankers South 855-898-2265 ............................................77 Beef Checkoff 478-474-1815 ..............................................67 Big D Limousin 770-867-4781 ..............................................35 Black Grove 803-629-1174 ..............................................60 Boatright Simmental 478-455-2144 ............................................52 B-Right Angus Farm 912-288-7990 ..............................................53 Carroll County Livestock Sales Barn, Inc. 770-838-1457 ..............................................68 Carroll T. Cannon, Auctioneer 229-776-4383 ............................................68 CattleMax/Cattlesoft 800-641-2343 ............................................72 CES Herefords 478-474-6560 ............................................BC Circle R Cattle Company 423-595-0539 ............................................46 Clement's Livestock Service 770-725-0348 ............................................68 CMC 678-201-2287 ......................................39 Collins & Son 229-762-4259 ....................51 Crystalyx 800-727-2502 ............................72 Danfowin Farm 770-358-1454 ..................50 Daniel Livestock Service 706-788-2533 ..............................................68 Darren Carter, Auctioneer 864-980-5695 ............................................68 DowAgroScience ..........................................3 Eblen Electronics 910-298-3012 ..............................................69 Elrod and Tolbert 706-338-8733 ............................................IBC Farm Credit Associations of Georgia 800-868-6404 ............................................30 Farmers Livestock Market, LLC 706-647-6895 ............................................68 Flint River Mills 800-841-8502 ............................................64 Furst-McNess ..............................................40 GCA Convention 478-474-6560 ..............74 GCA's Tour the Heartland 478-474-6560 ..............................................17

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Plan ahead to advertise in these special issues! Magazine and online advertising is available. Call 478-474-6560. For the General Classified Ad section see pages 68 and 69 Genex Cooperative Inc 706-318-8844 ..............................................68 Georgia Angus Association ................54,55 Georgia Beefmaster Breeders ..................26 Georgia Brahman Breeders ......................65 Georgia Brangus Breeders ........................72 Georgia Chianina Breeder ........................26 Georgia Gelbvieh Breeder ........................26 Georgia Hereford Breeders 912-865-5593 ............................................42 Georgia Limousin Association 770-307-7036 ..............................................41 Georgia Limousin Breeders ......................34 Georgia Polled Shorthorn Breeders ......26 Georgia Red Angus Breeders 770-748-6424 ............................................64 Georgia Santa Gertrudis Breeders ........65 Georgia Senepol Breeders ........................65 Georgia Simmental Simbrah Association 706-654-6071 ..............................................31 Georgia-Florida Charolais Association ................................................27 Gillis Angus Farm 478-231-8236 ..............................................49 GJCA Convention Activities 478-474-6560 ............................................76 GrassWorks Manufacturing 888-809-4737 ............................................25 Gretsch Brother Angus 706-340-0945 ............................................53 Highview Farms 770-567-3942 ................68 Hill Angus Farm 229-848-3695 ..............49 HME Herefords 706-714-9012 ..................48 Howard Limousin 706-931-2940 ............33 James W. Fordham 478-308-4550 ..........51 Jarrell Angus 770-468-4812 ......................47 Krone 901-842-8011 ....................................22 Laura's Lean Beef 334-701-9114 ................68 Lemmon Cattle Enterprises 706-977-9222 ............................................47 Malcolm Financial Group 800-884-4820 ............................................70 Martin's Cattle Services 706-367-8349 ............................................68 Mayo Cattle Co. 229-310-6661 ................50 Meldon Farm 706-654-8283 ....................47 Merck ............................................................61 Merial ......................................................24,25 Mike Jones, Auctioneer 706-773-3612................................................68

Milam & Massey 270-847-0634 ..............................................38 No Bull 800-858-5974..................................25 Norbrook ..........................................................7 Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course ..............................................40 Pasture Management 800-230-0024 ............................................27 Pigeon Mountain Simmentals 770-547-1433 ..............................................32 Powder Creek Simmental 678-372-9111 ..............................................50 Predestined Cattle Company 478-494-9593 ............................................BC Quail Creek Brangus 205-594-5307 ............................................73 R&A Angus Farm 336-212-4287 ............52 Reproductive Management Services 229-881-9711 ..............................................68 Ritchie Industries ......................................33 Rockin' R Trailers 800-241-8794 ............................................69 Saluda County Replacement Heifer Sale 864-445-8117 ............................................65 Sarratt Farms 864-580-9005 ....................58 Sayer & Sons 912-592-1904 ......................46 Smith Angus Farm 478-494-7567 ..........BC Southeast Agnet Radio 478-718-0081 ....70 Southeast Livestock Exchange 828-646-0270 ................................................70 Southeastern Semen Services, Inc. 386-963-5916 ..............................................68 Southern States 888-221-8987 ..................31 Stonegate Farm 706-318-0068 ..................45 Tarter Farm and Ranch ..............................5 The Bull Whisperer 478-397-7201 ..........68 Tifton Gain Evaluation Test Sale 229-386-3683 ............................................44 Triple E Poultry 706-692-5149 ................68 Tyson Steel 229-776-7588 ..........................69 UGA Cooperative Extension Short Course ..............................................45 UGA's Focus on EPDs Bull Sale 229-776-4383 ............................................40 Upstate South Carolina Replacement Female Sale 864-980-5695 ....................56 Vermeer ........................................................26 Verner Farms 706-342-5667 ....................52 Yancey Brothers 770-941-2300 ................68 Yon Family Farm 803-685-5048 ..............57

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