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1st Annual Angus & SimAngus Bull Sale 12 Noon - Saturday

November 23, 2013

Carroll Co. Livestock Sales Barn • Carrollton GA Sale Mgt. - Jeremy Haag, American Angus Hall of Fame • Auctioneer - Col. Mike Jones

For more information check out our websites www.mmcattle.com / www.callawaycattlecompany.com email - mmcattle@yahoo.com / callawaycattle@gmail.com

Mike McCravy - 770-328-2047 / John Callaway - 770-355-2165

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Association reports

GCA President’s Report by David Gazda GCA Executive Vice President’s Report by Josh White GCA Leadership Georgia Beef Board Report Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Report by Hope Edwards

Industry news

GCA Emerging Leaders Conference Application Your Beef Buck$ at Work Meet Charles Woodward: Piedmont Chapter, Region 5 VP The Future of the Farm Bill by Scott George Five Nations Beef Alliance Agrees on Core Principles Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef: Why Vote Yes Legislative Showdown by Katie Thigpen IRS Manual Reveals Attitude Toward Industry The Perfect Farms by Bailey Toates GCA Dues Structure Membership Counts/GCA Awards: Deadline Nov. 30 MAP-21 Broadens Hauling Exemptions

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

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41 Supplementing Hay by Lawton Stewart 52 Bovine Viral Diarrhea by Lee Jones & Roberto Palomares

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GEORGIA CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION 100 Cattlemen’s Drive / P.O. Box 27990 Macon, GA 31221 Phone: 478-474-6560 / Fax: 478-474-5732 gca@gabeef.org / www.gabeef.org

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

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

THE GEORGIA CATTLEMAN The cover of the November 2013 issue of Georgia Cattleman shows Crossbred Charolais steer acknowledging visitors at Perfect Farms, this month’s featured producer. Cover photo by Bailey Toates The Georgia Cattleman magazine and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association reserve the exclusive right to accept or reject advertising or editorial material submitted for publication. The editorial content contained in this magazine does not necessarily represent the views of the Georgia Cattleman magazine or the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association.

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

GEORGIA CATTLEMAN (USPS 974-320, ISSN 0744-4451) is published monthly by the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, 100 Cattlemen’s Drive, P.O. Box 27990, Macon, Georgia 31221. Subscription rate of $45.00 per year. Periodical Postage Paid at Macon, GA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER — Send address changes to GEORGIA CATTLEMAN, 100 Cattlemen’s Drive, P.O. Box 27990, Macon, Georgia 31221. For advertising information, contact Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, P.O. Box 27990, Macon, GA 31221. Phone: 478-474-6560.

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Fall has always been my favorite season of the year for as long as I can remember. For cattlemen in the Southeast, it is perhaps the busiest time of year: calving is in full swing, the last of the spring calves have to be shipped, there’s winter grazing to be planted and sale catalogs to be studied nightly in the recliner in hopes of locating that next great herd sire. Fall also means numerous county fairs throughout the state where juniors, county agents and ag teachers have spent countless hours preparing their livestock projects for exhibition. One parent confided in me recently that you know your kids may have attended one too many fairs when a) they have become Facebook friends with the carnival’s “Bearded Lady,” and b) they think funnel cakes are one of the five main food groups. I recently spent two days at the Georgia National Fair in Perry visiting with other fair attendees and watching many of these same young people exhibit their projects. Without fail, near the conclusion of each show, regardless of whether it was their first trip to the Georgia National Fairgrounds or their fifth, judges never miss the opportunity to publicly compliment the excellent facilities, the quality of livestock exhibited, and most importantly the positive impression our young people left upon them. Congratulations to these young people, and thank you for how you represent 4-H, FFA and all others involved in agriculture in our state. Good luck to you as the show season 6 November 2013

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GCA President dAVid GAZdA And FAMiLY continues. A special thanks goes to all GCA, GJCA and GCWA volunteers and staff for their time and efforts spent visiting with the many fairgoers that went through the Beef Story. Your dedication to educating those about our product, our way of life and our industry is much appreciated! The building fund at GCA is progressing nicely, and as of Oct. 1 over $40,000 had been collected and pledged. While we are still approximately $20,000 from reaching our goal of $60,000 by the 2014 convention, contractors will begin the minor renovations planned to the front office work areas next month. Many individuals and local chapters have graciously made donations towards the fund – thank you for your generosity! There is still time to make your contribution. I hope we can count on your support! The sign-up period to qualify to vote for the creation of an Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef (ACC for Beef) will run through Dec. 31, 2013. Anyone owning cattle in Georgia is eligible to vote in the referendum; however, to receive a ballot you must first sign up. This is your opportunity as cattlemen to vote in favor of this beneficial program that was developed by cattlemen for cattlemen in our state. I would strongly encourage you to vote “Yes” on the referendum for the future of Georgia’s cattle industry.

In closing, I recently came across this poem by cowboy poet Steve Lucas that I wanted to share.

A Cowboy’s Thanksgiving Prayer Dear Lord… …I turned it all over to you, Lord. Put my trust in your capable hands. And I thank you that you let us keep on Making a living off your lands. Thanks for these good friends and neighbors and the love and the help that they give. And I thank you Lord for these old cows And the cowboy life they let me live… …so, Lord on Thanksgiving, As we take a break from our chores, We thank you for this year’s blessings, And for what you have in store. - Steve Lucas Wishing you and your family a blessed and happy Thanksgiving.

Your Beef Buck$ at Work

GeorGiA CAttLeMen stAFF And VoLunteer LeAders hit the road this fall to attend local meetings across the state. The South Georgia chapter hosted GCA Executive Josh White and presented a donation to the building fund at the conclusion of the meeting (photo above). Mid Georgia Livestock hosted a customer appreciation luncheon in early October with more than 200 attendees (photo at right). GCA and GBB provided material and visited with producers. White addressed the crowd before the sale answering questions about the beef commodity commission and new DOT regulations. GeorGiA BeeF BoArd partnered with Costco Wholesale stores in Augusta and Buford to promote beef by sampling Top Sirloin steaks in the meat department. GBB was excited to support this national demand building effort. “With shrinking checkoff dollars it is difficult for us to afford retail promotions,” says GBB’s Suzanne Black. “The Costco promotion was cost-effective and made a real impact in the participating stores.”

Two Douglas County youth pose proudly with their beef bumper stickers and beef samples at the "September Saturdays" festival. GBB's Suzanne Black teamed with Douglas County Farm Bureau to provide meatballs for consumers to sample and new beef recipes to encourage them to eat more beef more often. The meatballs were loved by all ages and generated great interaction with consumers!

Thank you to all the volunteers at the Georgia National Fair. Your efforts in promoting beef to thousands was greatly appreciated. THANK YOU! 8 November 2013

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Time for Action Discussion of a “state checkoff” for Georgia officially began in the summer of 2011 during Georgia Farm Bureau’s commodity conference in the beef cattle committee meeting. Then all the major cattle community stakeholders – Livestock Markets, Georgia Milk Producers, Georgia Farm Bureau and GCA – formed a working group to determine if a state checkoff was needed and how to go about getting one started. It was unanimously decided to move forward with an additional $1 per head state checkoff. There have been more meetings and conference calls than I can remember over the past two years on the subject and we have tried to keep GCA members informed with periodic updates. Ultimately, passage of Senate Bill 97 through the General Assembly empowered the Commissioner of Agriculture, along with commission ex-officio members Zippy Duvall, Russ Moon and Buddy Leger, to appoint members of the Agriculture Commodity Commission for Beef. The newly appointed commission (see list of commission members and additional ACC for Beef info on pgs. 22-23) is working with the Georgia Department of Agriculture to conduct a referendum of cattle owners to vote on the state checkoff. In 1986 Georgia cattle farmers and dairymen voted “yes” in favor of the national checkoff by an overwhelming majority (88 percent). Cattle producers saw mounting challenges at the time with a “war on fat” and growing influence of animal rights groups. The cattle industry felt the need to pool funds to promote and defend the industry and our product. Over the past two decades the challenges have only become greater. The influence of animal rights groups, like HSUS, have grown exponentially. Self proclaimed foodie “consumer activists” are looking for a food (or food company) to blame for every health problem. Consumers are asking more questions than ever about where their food comes from, how it is produced and how it is processed. In Georgia, there are more consumers to ask the questions. Our state population has grown from 6 million in the mid 80s to our current 10+ million. During this same time period state cattle numbers have been reduced by more than half a million head, meaning fewer cattle to generate checkoff dollars. Finally, and probably the most negative dynamic, due to inflation, each dollar collected today is worth less than 50 cents when compared to 1986. The number is even worse if you look at some of our largest expenses in beef promotion, like travel/fuel costs, advertising costs and beef we buy for cooking demos and sampling. To make a long story short, national checkoff collections provide less than 3 cents to promote beef to each person in Georgia. If we are going to continue to make a serious attempt to promote beef in Georgia it is time for action!

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The other big piece of the state commodity commission puzzle that excites many cattlemen is the ability to use “state checkoff” funds to do production research on cattle and forage. Producers are not able to use national checkoff dollars for production research, only beef (meat) research is allowed under existing checkoff rules. The ability to do research on areas of concern for Georgia cattle producers could be a real game-changer for our industry. Over the past few months I’ve had producers visiting about problems including: new pink-eye strains affecting their cattle, Bermudagrass Stem Maggots reducing hay and forage quality statewide, pesticide resistant horn-flies pulling energy from cows and calves, concerns about trichomoniasis coming in from other states, and more. The ACC for Beef will provide resources to fund “real world” research on these or other areas of concern and will yield valuable results for Georgia cattle owners. Funding will also enable educational programs to deliver the information discovered in checkoff-funded research to cattlemen throughout the state. None of this will be possible without you taking action. A recurring concern brought up by local cattlemen’s chapter leadership during our Region RoundUp series this year is the increasing average age of cattlemen. A “state checkoff” will provide resources to fund additional youth and young or beginning producer education. Providing resources to fund impactful training, education and experiences for the next generation of cattle farmers would be an excellent investment of “state checkoff” dollars. The idea of establishing a “state checkoff” in addition to a national checkoff is not anything new. There are a dozen commodity commissions already active in Georgia and several of them coordinate resources with national commodity programs. In fact, most of our neighboring states have already passed a state checkoff (TN, AL and NC) with the remaining southeastern states preparing to conduct referendums. The writing has been on the wall for some time; now it is time for action! We face numerous challenges both as individual producers and an industry. The real question is what are we going to do about it? It is time to sign up for a ballot today (www.agr.georgia.gov)! Once the ballot hits your mailbox in early 2014 you must be ready to vote YES and mail it in. There will be plenty more talk on this subject during the coming months – but these simple actions alone will create positive results for our industry in the future. I hope that you have an opportunity to reflect on all that is good during this wonderful season, committing to be part of positive change for the future. Wishing you and your family a beautiful and blessed Thanksgiving. 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 karnold3@netzero.net Lee Brown, Colbert, 706-207-7048 southlandfence@yahoo.com Carroll T. Cannon, TyTy, 229-776-4383 thecannons@prodigy.net Brent Galloway, Monticello, 678-410-6070 circlegfarms@gmail.com Kyle Gillooly, Wadley, 478-494-9593 predestinedcattle@hotmail.com Jan Scott, Hazlehurst, 912-309-2349 nichollsrx@atc.cc

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

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

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

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

Email: josh@gabeef.org

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

GCA pAST pRESIDENTS 1961-1963 Ben T. Smith, Atlanta GCA REGIONAL 1963-1966 Henry Green, Sr., St. Simons VICE pRESIDENTS 1966-1968 Dr. Jack Tuttle, Barnesville 1968-1970 J.W. Trunnell, Cochran Region 1: James Burton, 423-838-0941 1970-1971 K.J. Hodges, Blakely burtonfarmandhay@hotmail.com 1971-1972 Edward B. Pope, Washington Region 2: Eddie Bradley, 706-994-2079 1972-1974 George Berner, Warm Springs eddiebradley@windstream.net 1974-1976 Dr. O.E. Sell, Milner 1976-1978 Joe Gayle, Perry Region 3: Ron Ward, 706-213-9175 1978-1980 Sam Hay, Covington rcfarms45@hotmail.com 1980-1981 Lee Campbell, Carrollton 1981-1982 Charles Baker, Calhoun Region 4: Bill Cline, 770-251-3518 1982-1983 Webb Bullard, Camilla cfarm@bellsouth.net 1983-1984 Bobby Rowan, Enigma Region 5: Charles Woodward, 678-725-2292 1984-1985 Harvey Lemmon, Woodbury charleswoodward1@bellsouth.net 1985-1986 Don Griffith, Buchanan 1986-1987 Gene Chambers, Douglas Region 6: Tammy Cheely, 706-465-2136 1987-1988 Mike Peed, Forsyth tcheely@uga.edu 1988-1989 Sam Payne, Calhoun 1989-1990 Bobby Miller, Lula Region 7: Steve Lennon, 706-577-1400 1990-1991 Newt Muse, Carrollton slennon1@knology.net 1991-1992 Howard T. Jones, Foley, AL 1992-1993 Mark Armentrout, Roswell Region 8: Rodney Hilley, 770-567-3909 1993-1994 Ralph Bridges, Lexington powdercreek@yahoo.com 1994-1995 Lane Holton, Camilla Region 9: Mike Burke, 706-551-3025 1995-1996 Jim Goodman, Temple mike@burkebrangusfarm.com 1996-1997 Dr. Frank Thomas, Alamo 1997-1998 Joe Duckworth, Milledgeville Region 10: Scotty Lovett, 229-938-2187 1998-1999 Betts Berry, Chickamauga tailfeathers862@yahoo.com 1999-2000 Curly Cook, Crawford 2000-2001 Chuck Sword, Williamson Region 11: Derek Williams, 229-315-0986 2001-2002 Robert Fountain, Jr., Adrian turnpikecreek@hotmail.com 2002-2003 Louie Perry, Moultrie Region 12: Ray Hicks, 912-682-8670 2003-2004 Tim Dean, Lafayette rhicks@bulloch.net 2004-2005 John Callaway, Hogansville 2005-2006 Bill Hopkins, Thomson Region 13: John Moseley, Jr., 229-308-6355 2006-2007 Dr. Jim Strickland, Glennville cmoseley@swgafarmcredit.com 2007-2008 Evans Hooks, Swainsboro 2008-2009 Mike McCravy, Bowdon Region 14: Kurt Childers, 229-775-2287 2009-2010 Bill Nutt, Cedartown kurtchilders@windstream.net 2010-2011 Bill Bryan, Summerville Region 15: Alvin Walker, 912-282-1717 2011-2012 Steve Blackburn, Waynesboro newberncreekfarmsinc@gmail.com 2012-2013 Chuck Joiner, Carrollton

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G e o r g i a C a t t l e m e n ’s A s s o c i a t i o n L o c a l p r e s i d e n t s Ogeechee .......Romaine Cartee / 912-531-0580 Oglethorpe .......Andrew Gaines / 706-202-5742 Pachitla ................Scotty Lovett / 229-938-2187 Peach ....................Willis Brown / 478-956-2798 Piedmont..............Glenn Hayes / 404-272-7298 Piney Woods .........Steve Smith / 912-278-1460 Polk ....................Jason Bentley / 770-855-0082 Pulaski ...................Terry Moore / 478-952-0685 Red Carpet.........Doug Bramlett / 770/547-9851 Satilla ...............Alvin Walker Jr. / 912-449-5352 Seminole..............Bruce Barber / 229-524-8633 South Georgia .....Lavawn Luke / 912-345-2102 Southeast Georgia ......................Charles Harris 912-288-3437 Stephens ...............Mark Smith / 706-779-7362 Tattnall ................Newley Halter / 912-690-0789

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

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ABAC ................Aaron Weaver / 386-527-9232 Amicalola............George Lyons / 706-265-3328 Appalachian..........Phillip Jones / 770-894-2479 Baldwin-Jones-Putnam ...................David Lowe 706-485-6436 Banks ...............Thomas Dalton / 706-677-3008 Barrow.............Mike Pentecost / 770-868-6046 Ben Hill-Irwin......Ronny Branch / 229-457-0407 Berrien .....................................................Vacant Blue Ridge Mountain .............Laurie McClearen 706-946-6366 Brooks..................Kurt Childers / 229-561-3466 Burke ........................Milo Hege / 706-554-4933 Carroll .......................Tony Cole / 770-596-6596 Clarke-Oconee ........Walter Lee / 706-769-4231 Colquitt.............Rocky Herndon / 229-782-5660 Cook.......................Sean Resta / 229-896-8285 Coweta ..................Robert Allen / 678-923-6159 Crawford Area .......Doug Bailey / 478-361-3024 Decatur .................Stuart Griffin / 229-246-0951 Elbert ........................Ron Ward / 706-213-9175 Floyd..........................Joe Rush / 706-346-7157 Franklin .............Daryl Freeman / 706-491-3354 Grady ...................Caylor Ouzts / 229-377-7561 Greene Area.............John Dyar / 706-453-7586 Hall ................Steve Brinson Jr. / 770-869-1377 Haralson ..................Joe Griffith / 770-301-9113 Harris................Sandy Reames / 706-628-4956 Hart ........................Jason Fain / 706-436-9299 Heard...................Keith Jenkins / 770-854-5933 Heartland ..............Tony Rogers / 478-934-2430 Henry ....................Howie Doerr / 404-502-6287 Houston...............Wayne Talton / 478-987-0358 Jackson....................Cole Elrod / 678-410-1312 Jefferson ...Donavan Holdeman / 706-833-2962 Johnson Area ..........Will Tanner / 478-278-1922 Laurens ...............Brad Childers / 478-376-4670 Lincoln.............Stan Tankersley / 706-359-7389 Little River ........Marvin Norman / 706-595-4291 Lowndes ...........Andrew Conley / 706-781-8656 Lumpkin ..........Anthony Grindle / 706-300-6605 Macon....................Ron Conner / 478-847-5944 Madison .................Trey McCay / 706-255-8422 Meriwether......Harvey Lemmon / 706-977-9222 Mid-Georgia .....Ray Brumbeloe / 770-567-0808 Miller...................Trent Clenney / 229-758-2844 Mitchell ............J. Dean Daniels / 229-336-5271 Morgan ..............Michael Ivy, Jr. / 706-202-5046 Murray ................Chris Franklin / 706-263-2008 North Georgia ........Wesley Hall / 770-888-7249 Northeast Georgia ........................David Barnes 706-499-7194 Northwest Georgia ........................Don Douglas 706-259-3723 Ocmulgee ..............Jim Cannon / 229-467-2042

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Jim Grindler, BBWH Insurers, Statesboro Michael Hilton, Warner Robins David L Huguenin, P.C., Martinez Ed Johnson, Concord Daniel J Kopczak, Douglasville Land South Group, Lakeland, Fl Lathem Farms, Pendergrass Josh Mcgee, Flowery Branch Daryl Metts, Willacoochee Mid State Meat, Llc, Sandersville Old South Farm, Bainbridge Chelsea Pulsifer, Fort Valley David Settle, Milledgeville Kenneth Spivey, Ponce De Leon, Fl Tom Stalvey, Cat Creek Cattle Co., Valdosta Ben Umberger, Dawsonville Wesley Walden, Stockbridge Mack Waters, Rock Spring

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• I have been married to my wife, Alexis, for 45 years. We have three children, six grand children and two great-grandchildren. • I am past president of the Piedmont Cattlemen's Association and currently serve as Region 5 Vice President. • My favorite cut of meat is the filet.

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Share what it means to be a Regional VP period coming this fall and an opportunity to vote and some of the responsibilities you undertake. this winter. A lot of information has to be provided to the cattle producers across the state in order for ansWer: I enjoy going to the local chapter this to pass. Unfortunately, a lot of the producers meetings in region 5 and discussing current who may be qualified to vote are not members of the events with the members. I like to share Georgia Cattlemen's Association. We have to find activities between chapters in an effort to make ways to reach all producers. each stronger and more productive.

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Describe your background and involvement in the beef cattle industry. ansWer: I retired from Snapping Shoals EMC in Covington and have lived on a farm all of my adult life. We live on the McDonald farm in Newton County which is a Centennial family farm. My wife's great-grandfather built the house we live in. We have had brood cows but now lean more to stocker calves. We also produce good quality hay on 250 acres. I was the Piedmont Association President for the 2012 year.

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

“I enjoy going to the local chapter meetings in region 5 and discussing current events with the members. I like to share activities between chapters in an effort to make each stronger and more productive.” Q

What improvements or changes would you like to see evolve over the next year within GCA?

ansWer: The Young Producers' Council is the ansWer: Currently, the most pertinent issue greatest improvement we have had recently. This facing the Georgia beef industry is the Agricultural group will provide the foundation for the next Commodity Commission for Beef. We have a sign-up generation of leaders in our association. GC G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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The Future of the Farm Bill By Scott George, NCBA President Here we are in the last few months of 2013. This year has flown by; it seems as just yesterday NCBA was announcing its policy priorities for this year. These priorities, along with other important issues affecting cattlemen and women across the country, serve as the focus of NCBA’s policy team in Washington, D.C. This organization is producer-owned and member driven. It’s important that the policy priorities set by NCBA are geared toward sustaining this industry for future generations. Not only are we in the last few months of the year, but we are also in the midst of the first government shutdown in 17 years. But, despite this setback, we are as close as we’ve ever been to passage of the Farm Bill. The 2013 Farm Bill remains NCBA’s top priority for Congress to finalize. NCBA has been working hard on behalf of cattle producers around the country in order to get a farm bill passed. One of the most important aspects of a full, five-year farm bill highlighted by not only the droughts and wildfires of the past two years, but the recent events in South Dakota and my home state of Wyoming, is disaster assistance for producers. Last year was a tough one on producers, with the drought-stricken landscape and the loss of crops, hay and pastures in 2012 presenting numerous challenges for cattlemen and women but across our nation. Following the excessive spring moisture and record floods of 2011, no one would have predicted that 2012 would bring extreme heat, a crippling moisture shortage and the worst drought in decades. This year, wildfires in the West, floods in Colorado and a recent devastating blizzard in South Dakota have greatly affected farmers and ranchers and their herds. Because the

weather is so unpredictable, Congress must pursue fiscally responsible agriculture policies that ensure farmers and ranchers can continue to produce a reliable, safe and inexpensive food supply with the appropriate level of regulatory oversight and at the least cost to taxpayers. We hope that Congress will continue to move to pass the 2013 Farm Bill now that we have both a Senate and House version of the bill. Both versions of the bill incorporate the priorities which NCBA and our membership fought hard for last year. Both chambers of Congress worked to pass their bills out of their respective Agriculture Committees, and the Senate passed their version of the bill in June. The House instead split their bill into two portions – “agriculture only” and “nutrition only.” And after much time and much debate, both of these were passed and recently the House voted to combine the two bills. The next step is to name conferees from the House, so that these members of Congress can come together and hammer out a final farm bill product. The Senate named and reconfirmed its conferees, but the House has yet to do so. NCBA supports the passage of sound agriculture policy which will provide certainty to farmers and ranchers. As hard working Americans who have a stake in the government process and whose voices must be heard, I strongly encourage participation of family farmers and ranchers in this process. Call your senators and representatives and let them know how important it is to move forward and bring the 2013 Farm Bill to the floor and finalize this important piece of legislation. Your involvement is crucial to our success. GC

2014 National Beef Ambassadors Selected The 2014 National Beef Ambassador competition was held on Sept. 28-29 in Springdale, Ark. During the event, funded in part by the beef checkoff, 22 contestants ages 1721 were judged in the areas of consumer promotion, education and outreach strategy, media interview technique and issues response. Contestants from throughout the country vied for a place on this elite team of agriculture advocates, plus $5,000 in cash prizes sponsored exclusively by Farm Credit. In addition, the American National CattleWomen Foundation and Monsanto awarded five educational scholarships totaling $5,000. After the judging was completed, the following six contestants were selected: Tori Summey of Arizona; Emma Morris of California; Sierra Jepsen of Ohio; Rachael Wolters of Tennessee; and Justana Von Tate of Texas. This year's contest also included a junior competition for youth advocates ages 12-16. Twelve contestants vied for cash prizes, competing in three judged categories of 14 November 2013

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consumer promotion, media interview technique and issues response. The first place winner was Katelin Spradley of New Mexico, while second place went to Madison Martin of Tennessee, and third place to Phillip Saunders of Virginia. While preparing for this national beef promotion and education competition, youth across the nation learn about beef and the beef industry with support from state cattlewomen and cattlemen's associations and state beef councils. The preparation highlights industry issues of current consumer interest. Winners of the state competitions compete at the national level, where they receive additional training. After the event, the youth ambassadors speak about industry issues and misconceptions and educate their peers and mealtime decision makers about beef nutrition, cattle care, safety and more during consumer events, in the classroom and online. GC Be sure to follow the national Beef ambassadors on twitter at @beefambassador and visit www.nationalbeefambassador.org or www.ancw.org for more information.

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An alliance of cattlemen representing Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States have signed on to a letter announcing their support for a comprehensive Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement. “By removing trade barriers and tariffs to create fair and open access for all nations, the world’s population will have equal opportunity to a reliable and safe food supply without trade barriers inflating the cost of that food,” said Cattle Council President Andrew Ogilvie, from Kingston SE in South Australia. The agreement is based on ten core principles, ensuring any agreement must be comprehensive and must eliminate all tariffs and market access barriers while emphasizing the importance of unfettered trade. “Working to achieve a TPP without product exclusions, especially in agriculture, that also eliminates tariffs and other market access barriers in the TPP region, is a goal worth striving for,” said Canadian Cattlemen’s Association (CCA) president Martin Unrau, a cow-calf producer from MacGregor, Manitoba.

The agreement also relies on risk based scientific decision making, based on international science-based standards. “We are a strong supporter of this agreement and others like it, on the grounds that they increase market access and provide stable export markets based in internationally recognized scientific standards,” said National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) president Scott George, a cattle and dairy producer from Cody, Wyo. The Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA) is also asking the negotiating countries to push for arrangements where beef producers are all treated the same. The FNBA comprises the Cattle Council of Australia, Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, Confederacion Nacional de Organizaciones Ganaderas, Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. Together, FNBA represents producers from countries that account for one-third of global beef production and approximately half of global beef exports. GC

NCbA and PLC Urge Congress to Pass the Water rights Protection Act The Public Lands Council (PLC) and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) hail the introduction of the Water Rights Protection Act (WRPA), H.R. 3189 by Congressman Scott Tipton (R-Colo.). The bipartisan bill was recently introduced with additional co-sponsors: Mark Amodei (R-Nev.), Rob Bishop (R-Utah), Tom McClintock (R-Calif.) and Jared Polis (D-Colo.). This legislation provides a means to combat the recent directive that allows the United States Forest Service (USFS) to seize private water rights without just compensation. “The USFS has taken a page out of the Environmental Protection Agency playbook and continues to illustrate its disregard for property rights through its continued efforts to federalize all waters in the U.S.,” said PLC president and Colorado rancher Brice Lee. “They have failed to provide adequate compensation; instead, they have attempted to acquire these rights in exchange for special use permits. It is clear this bureaucracy is grossly overstepping its bounds and has to be prevented from usurping our members' private property rights.” The legislation proposed would prohibit the Secretary of the Interior and the Secretary of Agriculture from requiring the transfer of water rights without adequate and just compensation. Additionally, the bill supports longestablished state water laws, clarifying that the federal government does not have jurisdiction. “With 40 percent of the western cow herd spending some time on public lands, the ability to have secure water

rights is imperative, not only to producers but to the economy,” said NCBA president Scott George, a rancher and dairy producer from Cody, Wyo. “This legislation is a common-sense bill that provides certainty to ranchers and leaves water management to the states where it belongs. The USFS must be accountable

to citizens and the states and cannot, at will, circumvent state water laws at the expense of landowners.” Both Lee and George ask the House to take up and pass this legislation without delay, encouraging other representatives to co-sponsor and urging swift passage out of committee. GC

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Congratulations to Kassidy Jacobs for submitting the winning entry in GCA’s November photo contest.

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the sePt. 23 MeetinG oF the PAChitLA CAttLeMen's AssoC. was hosted by Sunbelt Expo Georgia Farmer of the Year Will Harris of Bluffton at his White Oak Pastures pavilion. Harris has developed his southwest Georgia farm into one of the most diversified operations in the country. Harris maintains about 700 brood cows, and has qualified co-producers that help him supply 150 grass-fed cattle a week to Whole Foods, Publix, Buckhead Beef and other retailers. Pachitla Cattlemen wish Will luck at the Expo; he is certainly a great candidate for Southeastern Farmer of the Year.

the PoLk CountY  CAttLeMen's  FAir  Booth, "LeAn BeeF & nutrition," won first place at the annual Polk County Fair. The booth was designed by Laura Robinson and set up by the booth crew (pictured) Junior Cattleman Jacob Huitt, Laura Robinson, Glenn Robinson and Dondra Haney. Members staffed the booth, answered questions and gave out recipes, balloons and candy all the week of Sept. 21.

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

The busy holiday season is upon us! Thanksgiving is right around the corner and will be here before we know it. My favorite things about Thanksgiving are the deep rooted holiday family traditions. Most families have their staple Thanksgiving meal which never fails to bring back special memories from previous years. Although turkey has been deemed the Thanksgiving meat of choice, why not add new memories to the table with a beef ribeye roast? Whether you have always incorporated beef into your Thanksgiving meal or this year will be a first, remember to pass on your beef recipes and cooking knowledge, just as you pass down other traditions. As many of you know the millennial gen20 November 2013

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GBB Update-November By Suzanne Black, GBB director of industry information and public relations Douglas County September Saturdays Festival GBB spent a Saturday with Douglas Co. Farm Bureau at their local fall festival. Each year the festival is supported very strongly by the community with proceeds going to their local public schools. Despite the fact that it was a rainy day, we still handed out 300 meatballs and had great conversations with consumers while supplying them with various beef recipes and information. Reaching out to consumers with accurate information about cattle farming and agriculture at the local level is extremely important. Let us know how GBB can help you have an impactful local beef promotion event. The Beef Story The Georgia National Fair has come and gone once again! First and foremost, thank you so much to all of our volunteers and staff. The generous support and hard work from everyone made my first Georgia National Fair experience a great one! From Oct. 3-13 we reached thousands of consumers through the Beef Story. Consumers were eager to learn and new displays provided information about new beef cuts and by products. They gathered around our interactive trivia wheel to learn about Georgia’s beef industry, beef nutrition Thanks to all of our volunteers at the and facts about production. The attenGeorgia National Fair. Pictured are a few jundees made their way around to register iors who volunteered their time to promote for the gas grill giveaway, gather beef beef. Left, Dalton Green, Makayla recipes and test their knowledge of beef Holmes and Macy Seagraves. cuts and cooking methods. Again, thank you to everyone who volunteered their time to help promote Georgia’s cattle industry and BEEF! It was such a pleasure to work with each of you. partners In Action Conference Oct. 7-10 I joined state beef council staff from around the United States and attended the Partnership in Action conference hosted by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and NCBA’s Federation Division. Through this conference I was able to collaborate with fellow state beef councils as we went through several sessions ranging from leadership building to new media outlets. We discussed the future direction of different beef promotion efforts for the next fiscal year as well as resources that are available to us at the state level. NCBA offers guidance and help to all state beef councils in all areas whether it be in advertising or nutrition. Coordinating our projects with national promotions and activities is important. Having alignment of priorities through our state-national partnership helps us all be more effective when reaching the consumer. The PIA conference sent all state staff home empowered and ready to begin the new fiscal year implementing programs that will effectively reach consumers despite having less checkoff revenue to work with. Georgia BQA Update GBB continues to partner with UGA extension and GCA and offer BQA training at multiple events throughout the state each year. Recently GBB’s Josh White was able to participate in the BQA training portion of UGA’s Master Cattlemen’s program held in Jackson County this fall. If you are not BQA certified and would like to be, visit with your local chapter leadership about hosting a BQA training in your county. Mark your calendar and plan to attend the GCA Convention where plans are underway to offer BQA training on Thursday, April 3, 2014 in Perry, Ga. GC

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Legislative Showdown By: Katie Thigpen, communications intern The annual Legislative Livestock Show brought spectators to the Sutherland Livestock arena on the first Saturday of the Georgia National Fair. The show allowed Georgia legislators the opportunity to experience livestock exhibition from the show ring. Senators and representatives chose a calf shown by 4-H and FFA students and spent a few hours prior to show time learning about their animal, the ins and outs of showmanship and preparing the animal for show. Exhibitors comprised two teams that represented the House of Representatives and Senate. Sen. John Wilkinson served as Senate captain with Rep. Tom McCall serving as team captain for the House. Rep. Tom Kirby of House District 114 prepared Makayla Holmes calf “Jolene” for show as he learned about the calf’s diet and family line. “She’s [Makayla] done an excellent job

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preparing me for the show. She’s reminded me of things I have not thought of in years.” Judge Emily Griffths of Ohio Cattlemen’s Association placed the animals as the showmen led them around the arena. The students watched nervously from the center of the arena occasionally whispering directions to the legislator showing their animal. When asked how it felt to watch another showman exhibit his animal Peyton Mattox of Ogelthorpe FFA said, “Watching makes me pretty nervous, I feel like my parents do when I’m in the show ring.” Baylee Steed of Carroll County 4-H prepared Sen. Bill Heath for the show. “Always watch the judge, feet placement and remember to go slow and easy,” said Steed. The show concluded with Rep. Tom Kirby placing first and the Senate team winning the competition. GC

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Baxter Black is a cowboy poet and author. Visit his site at www.baxterblack.com.

A while back I decided to build up my ranching reputation by improving my equipment. I purchased a 1997 crew cab GMC one-ton diesel with only 254,000 miles on it. I traded in a ’74 one-ton flat bed F350 with a winch, plus $4,000. I asked the used car dealer if I could keep the winch. He said it was the only reason he took the flatbed in trade! Cal told me his neighbor Jerry came by to show him his new purchase. A brand-spankin’ new ¾ ton 4-wheel drive with payments of $600 a month over 5 years… but, what Jerry was most proud of was a 20-ton winch with 50’ of cable mounted on the front bumper. Jerry talked Cal into goin’ to check cows with him. It was a beautiful fall day in the Palouse country of Idaho. Miles of yellow pasture and wheat stubble, not a tree in sight. As they motored through the herd they noticed a cow with a lump on her jaw, one big tit and,

what looked like a bundle of wire around one foot. Together these cowmen decided to catch her, tie her to a fence to remove the wire and maybe lance the lump. They rifled through his toolbox and found an old rope and a halter with no lead rope. Cal easily caught the cooperative cow and haltered her. Before he could get the rope attached, Jerry suggested that he hook the winch to the halter. It was just an excuse to play with his new toy. They pulled 20’ of cable from the winch and hooked it to the halter. Jerry stood by the winch with the remote in his hand like Theodore Roosevelt in a backhoe about to take his first bite out of the Panama Canal… modern man vs. Mother Nature. The cow immediately pulled back and went ballistic! She raced to the right till the cable tightened and swung her around the pickup behind

the right rear wheel well! She managed to take Jerry out with the cable, broke off the headlight, tore off the side mirror and bashed in the rear fender. As soon as Jerry arose, the cow reversed course and made the left side symmetrical! Jerry climbed on the hood, remote in hand, as the cow continued to swing back and forth pendularly, from one side to the other. By the time she was reeled in tight to the winch, the pickup looked like it had been in a dogfight with a switch engine! One taillight survived, unlike both headlights, side panels, mirrors and the driver’s side window. They removed the tangle of wire and wisely decided to cut the nylon halter off with a pocket knife rather than give her some slack and try to unbuckle it. Good thinking, I’d say. GC

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to determine why there have been minimal or no gross receipts. The examiner needs to determine specifically when the taxpayer expects for gross receipts to increase and specifically how the taxpayer expects to accomplish this.” “Determine that the income source truly relates to the activity contained in the Schedule. Examiners should also determine that the income source truly exists as some taxpayers have manufactured income in order to make it appear as though the activity earned some income. Manufactured income raises a potential fraud issue.” “Horse activities provide a competitive outlet for some taxpayers. For example, some taxpayers have been quoted as saying that cutting horse competitions provide stress relief from the chaos in the corporate world.” “The thrill of competition draws participants into various shows and competitive events. A sense of accomplishment attracts participants to compete in events where there may not be any monetary compensation for their efforts. Great pride accompanies the receipt of large trophies and fancy rosette ribbons and award banners.” “The taxpayer knows about the nine relevant factors. A taxpayer with a savvy representative has been advised to downplay the pleasurable aspects and emphasize the drudgery and dirty work of the activity.” “A significant amount of showing and showing-related expenses could be indicative of an activity not engaged in for profit if the prizes are minimal in financial remuneration. The examiner needs to determine the specific purpose for which the taxpayer participates in show competitions. The examiner needs to determine if the show winnings justify the showing expenses.” GC

[John Alan Cohan is a lawyer who has served the horse, stock and farming industries since 1981. He can be reached by telephone at (310) 278-0203 or via e-mail atJohnAlanCohan@aol.com. His website is www.johnalancohan.com.]

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The IRS Manual has a section in the Audit Technique Guide entitled “IRC Section 183: Farm Hobby Losses With Cattle Operations and Horse Activities.” The guide is intended to alert IRS auditors to situations pertaining to the horse and cattle industries. The guide says that “Current trends indicate that these two activities, due to their nature, contain certain opportunities for taxpayer abuse.” Auditors are advised: “Many of the taxpayers who potentially fall under the provisions of IRC section 183 with respect to horse and cattle activities have been involved in such activities during their youth. These taxpayers have grown up on farms or had close relatives who operated farms. Other taxpayers had unfulfilled childhood aspirations to be involved with such activities, but circumstances prevented participation. As adults, these taxpayers have achieved the financial wherewithal which permits participation.” Other selected provisions in the guide are quoted below: “The taxpayers who have had prior experience in these activities find peace and solace in returning to this lifestyle. These taxpayers have affection for the horses as well as the cattle. The taxpayers find pleasure and satisfaction from watching their herds and baby animals grazing in the pastures. Examiners will frequently find retirement homes nestled on the land set aside for the activity.” “Some taxpayers have found that agricultural status will reduce the property taxes on their land. Small numbers of cattle have been maintained on large parcels of land in order to qualify for this agricultural status. In such situations, the cattle activity was not engaged in for profit, but rather for the purpose of reducing property taxes.” “The examiner should be alert that some taxpayers may not maintain the contemporaneous records necessary to satisfy the requirements of the breed association. Some of the data may be “plugged.” Contemporaneous records would include some type of field book that is carried out to the pasture. The data would be transferred from the field book to a permanent record.” “The taxpayer’s use of incomplete records could indicate a lack of profit motive.” “The taxpayer should have a formal written plan. The plan should demonstrate the taxpayer’s financial and economic forecast for the activity. The plan should not be a “fantasy Schedule F or C.” In other words, some taxpayers may wish to submit a business plan that is nothing more than a Schedule F or C, which unrealistically overstates the expenses for the activity. This is not an acceptable business plan.” “The examiner should not request the business plan in the first Information Document Request (IDR). Otherwise, the examiner will possibly receive a ‘canned’ document. The examiner should inquire as to the business plan during the Initial Interview and follow-up with a subsequent IDR.” “Some taxpayers will attempt to downplay any pleasurable aspects of the activity. Some will attempt to portray the activity as laborious with emphasis placed on the drudgery. These taxpayers know where the examination is leading. They will emphasize the labor to clean or muck the stalls. The examiner needs to understand that if these taxpayers care about their animals that any such task is a labor of love or concern for the well being of the animal.” “The examiner should establish if the taxpayer has used any advisors or experts in the operation of the activity. Obtain names, position titles, and addresses of these advisors. Document how the advisors were chosen by the taxpayer. Establish the credentials of the advisors. Document if a personal relationship exists between the taxpayer and his advisors.” “Many taxpayers will express a passion for their activity. A skilled examiner will be able to draw this passion from the taxpayer through conversation.” “The tax return may have minimal or zero gross receipts. The activity’s history of gross receipts should be addressed. The examiner needs

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Southwest Georgia Farm Credit

Southern States

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

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

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Georgia Brangus Breeders www.salacoavalleybrangus.com

B R A N G U S

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

BLACKWATER

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For the best in

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

Char-No Farm

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

Hollonville Highway 362 12 Miles West of Griffin

Give us a call!

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

FARM SIGNS

can be ordered now for November shipments. custom signs $45 plus shipping signs without name $40 plus shipping Call Michele Creamer 478-474-6560 michele@gabeef.org or log on to www.gabeef.org and order from our online store! Please note: signs are one-sided.

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Collins & Son Performance-Tested bulls for more than 35 years

Look for our bulls at: Calhoun Bull Sale (Dec. 6, 2013) Tifton Bull Sale (March 5, 2013) Alabama Wiregrass Bull Sale (October 2014)

BREEDERS

GeorGia Cattleman

Top Charolais bulls for many years at Tifton and Calhoun bull tests Collins and Son ted a. collins

693 Old 179 South • Whigham, GA 39897 • 229-762-4259

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

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

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

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

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

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

Polled Charolais Cattle

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

ollins & Son

Herd Certified & Accredited

229-762-4259

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

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

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

Cattle for Sale Private Treaty

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

CALL GEORGIA CATTLEMAN 478-474-6560

angus Bulls also Most bulls are product of et or ai.

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BREEDERS

Georgia Simmental-Simbrah Breeders Georgia siMMentAL siMBrAh Association

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

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

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angus • simangus

www.callawaycattlecompany.com callawaycattlecomp@earthlink.net John & Marcia Callaway 2280 Coweta-Heard Road Hogansville, GA 30230

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

Kurt Childers 11337 Moultrie Hwy. Barney, GA 31625

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

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

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kurtchilders@windstream.net

Established 1963

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

Will Godowns Cattle Manager Phone: 770-624-4223

DANFOWIN Farm Balanced Performance Simmentals

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

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

770-567-3909 Email: powdercreek@yahoo.com

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EXpERT ADVICE

Did we have too much rain this summer? How will it affect your winter-feeding strategy? By Lawton Stewart

For most of us, this summer was a complete 180 from previous years. The rainfall total for January to July for the SE United States was the second wettest on record. That is great if you are trying to grow forage, but it’s bad if you are trying to cut, rake and bale hay. For many, this has resulted in (1) grass harvested at significantly higher maturity than anticipated and/or (2) hay that was cut, but rained on before it could be raked and baled. This can have major implications on utilizing the hay for winter-feeding programs. Considering this, it would be good to understand 1. Influence of Inadequate Dietary Nutrient Intake on the nutritional implications of this situation, as Table Reproduction in Beef Cattle (Bearden And Fuquay, 1992). well as potential strategies. nutritional implications Energy: As grass grows, the structural carbohydrate portion increases. You will notice this on a forage report as higher lignin and/or acid detergent fiber (ADF). These compounds help support the growing grass. However, these are less digestible by cattle. Therefore, an energy supplement may be needed. protein: As the grass grows, protein content may or may not decrease. However, as it matures, it becomes less available in the rumen for the fiber-digesting microbes. Protein can be broken down into two forms (1) Rumen degradable protein (RDP) is utilized by the microbes and (2) Rumen undegradable protein (RUP) escapes the rumen to potentially be utilized further down the digestive tract. Both are needed in the diet, however, as the forages mature, RDP decreases causing a potential deficiency for the ruminal bugs. This is why feeds with nonprotein nitrogen are fed with these type forages. nutritional Strategies 1. Forage Testing. Hands down, this is the first and foremost step. The cost of the test will pale in comparison to the money saved either in feed cost if the forage is better than expected, or the cost of lower conception rates if the forage is not as good as expected. 2. Liquid or Dry protein Supplements. There are three major advantages to liquid, block or tubbased protein supplements; those are convenience, reduced labor and increased forage intake. As mentioned earlier, these provide RDP for the microbes to utilize the forage. This, in turn, increases forage intake on lower quality forage. These can be an excellent source of protein when a small amount is needed to bridge the gap with marginal hays, especially with dry cows. However, as with any other feed, they need to be analyzed to ensure they are meeting the nutritional needs of the animals in a cost-effective manner. Another positive for many of these is the addition of essential vitamins and macro- and trace-minerals.

Table 2. Feed amounts and costs of several supplements for hay (Early lactating cows; average milk production).

1Amount needed to meet both energy and protein requirements. 2Based on the following prices: CGF = $150/ton, Molasses tub = $86/ 225 lb tub, Liquid feed = $285/ton, Range cubes = $330/ton, and Whole cottonseed = $200/ton. 3Molasses based with a mixture of natural protein and non-protein nitrogen. * Exceeds safe feeding level or manufactures suggested intake level.

3. Byproduct Feeding. Many producers do not have the facilities or machinery to handle large amounts of commodity or byproduct feeds. However, with a little ingenuity, such as ton-tote bags, 50-gallon drums, etc., there can be a real opportunity to utilize these. The strategy then becomes pricing and getting these early enough to ensure an economical price. Often times, something as simple as a 50:50 mix of corn gluten feed and soybean hulls or straight whole cottonseed can be a versatile ration that can be fed at variable rates to match the hay and cattle stage of production. The truth is, it may be more of an art than a science when it comes to developing a strategy. The best indicator is cow condition and conception rates each year. Also, at the end of the day, if you take nothing else from this article, testing forages is your best tool. No matter the size of your operation, always start by understanding your available nutrients in your forages, and then develop your supplementation strategy around maintaining production in an economically feasible manner. For more information on winter-feeding strategies, contact your local Cooperative Extension Agent (1-800-ASK-UGA-1). GC G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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BREEDERS

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

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

Wa t c h f o r t h e s e U p c o m i n g E v e n t s : Georgia Beef Expo Southeast Angus Sale Friday, April 4, 2014 Georgia National Fairgrounds Perry, GA

GAA Annual Meeting & Banquet Saturday, January 25, 2014 The Classic Center Athens, GA

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

• AHIR

• No Creep • Est. 1979

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

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

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

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

Mature Cow Herd Dispersal, May 5, 2012

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

Specializes in raising bulls on forage.

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

HILLSIDE Angus Farm

SINCE 1947

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

Turnpike Creek Farms

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

6585 Jett Rd., Dawsonville, GA 30534

2509 Old Perry Road Marshallville, Georgia 31057 478-396-5832 • scummings@bambooroadfarms.com

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

H igHWay 341 S outH C HiCkamauga , g a 30707 L arry & V irginia r igSby Http :// CirCLerCattLeCompany. Com p Hone : 423.595.0539 • e maiL : LCr igSby @ WindStream . net

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Purebred Angus Cattle Harvey Lemmon Woodbury, GA

706-977-9222 ahlemmon@aol.com

www.lemmoncattleenterprises.com

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

BREEDERS

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

1689 Watkins Road Boston, GA 31626

One straw at a time

Breeding good mama cows...

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

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

205-695-6314• www.timberlandcattle.com

PeRfoRmAnCe TeSTeD ReGISTeReD AnGuS

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

vISITORS AlWAyS WElCOME!!!

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

Cloud Brothers Angus

Davis Farms

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

Female Sale 1st Saturday in May

Owners: Arnold & Susan Brown

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

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

WaSdin anGUS ranCh 485 Davis Rd. Norman Park, GA 31771 Owner: Ed & Dot Wasdin

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

Cattle that Work Winder, GA 30680

Phil Page: 770-616-6232

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

Phone and fax 706-745-5714

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.

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

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

HAyS FARM

Selling Bred Angus and SimAngus heifers, Angus and SimAngus bulls

Mack and Kathy Hays 8555 Gravel Hill Road Doerun, GA 31744 Home: 229-787-5791 • Cell: 229-881-0158 mhkh8555@gmail.com

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

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

Mickey & Patricia Poe OWNERS 404-697-9696

The CABE Family Carnesville, GA 30521 706-384-7119 home 706-988-0018 Will chancabe@windstream.net www.cabeperiod.com

Registered

Jason Johns MANAGER 770-851-0691

All Natural Beef

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

Angus

Idone Angus Farm

IAF AHIR

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

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

Mid-Georgia Livestock Market

Special Replacement Cow Sale Friday, Nov. 22, 7 p.m. Early Consignments include: • Good herd of Brangus cows & pairs bred to Hereford & Angus bulls

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

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

2 year old Bulls for sale at the farm

• Black & Black Baldie cows bred to Hereford bulls • Consignments welcome! Beef Sale every Wednesday at 12:30 p.m.

DH D Traveler 6807

Emulation N Bar 5522

Bulls for sale out of proven sires and our superior donors

dairy Sale 2nd & 4th Monday at 12:30 p.m. contact: Jeff holloway 770-550-4340 Brent galloway 678-410-6070 www.midgeorgialivestock.com

O C C Emblazon 854E

O C C Missing Link 830M

Walter D. Shealy & Family

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: bg@wshealy.com www.blackgrove.com

N Bar Emulation EXT

Black Grove Elation

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

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Myers Hereford Farm Bull & Heifer Sale

Dec. 14, 2013 • 1 p.m.

Got

Poor Hay? Old Hay?

We C a n H e l p ! Inject & Feed

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

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

MYERS HEREFORD FARM

BREEDERS

321 Elmwood Rd., Statesville, NC 28625 Phone: 704/872-7155 • Cell 704/450-1598 • Fax 704/871-9997 Email: harrymyers1226@att.net • Website: ww.myersherefordfarm.com Online bidding through DV Auctions Inc. • www.dvauction.com

2 Methods & 2 Formulas to choose from.

HayMaster Nutrition Injection Systems, Inc. Call us today! 877-348-3048 www.haymastersystems.com

Georgia Red Angus Breeders 706-882-7423

Lazy S Farm

JanBil Farms

Red Angus & Red Simmental

RED ANGUS

Red Coat 099TS Semen Available

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

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

770-253-7099 770-253-1468

Registered Red Angus Since 1965

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

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Jim & Alvina Meeks, owners Raymond Prescott, mgr. 803 Phillips Road 1986 Trinity Church Rd. Greer, SC 29650 Gray Court, SC 29645 (864) 682-3900 (864) 682-2828 bullhill2@mindspring.com

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

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

HEREFORDS

Quality Polled Herefords At Affordable Prices

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

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

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

private treaty cattle for sale at all times.

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

Herd Certified & Accredited

CSR Polled Hereford Farm

thiS ad CoUld Be YoUrS!

Steve Roberts

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

CALL RAY HICKS 912-865-5593

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

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

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

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

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

Cattle Enterprises

Hunter Grayson

FARM

(706) 206-1824

Registered Polled Herefords Cows & Bulls For Sale at Private Treaty

Performing on our forage.

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

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

WhaleY Polled hereFordS

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

• line 1 cattle for sale •

Since 1960

Hereforrndal Breed e t a Pat Neligan The M

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

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

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

J. TAYLOR NEIGHBORS POLLED HEREFORDS

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

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

Johnson Polled Herefords

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

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

Greenview Farms, Inc.

Registered Polled Herefords Thomas R. Johnson, Owner

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

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

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

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BREEDERS

Georgia Hereford Association

BREEDERS

GEORGIA BRAHMAN BREEDERS

TOUGH GRASSES!

POOR HAY!

DIXIE LIX DIXIE LIX WILL HELp CATTLE DIGEST HAY AND TOUGH GRASSES

adaMS ranCh

Registered Red Brahman Cattle

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

Cliff Adams 770-258-2069

(407) 908-9866

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

www.floridabrahman.org

GeoRGIA SAnTA GeRTRuDIS BReeDeRS Georgia Santa Gertrudis Association www.gasga.org 3175 Bridgeshaw Drive Cumming, GA 30040 Phone: 678.852.7301 email: dand007@comcast.net

BeeF It’s What’s For Dinner!

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

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

ImPoRTAnT InfoRmATIon WHen SIGnInG neW memBeRS UpDATED!

GCA Dues structure GCA regular dues are $50 per year. This structure includes a standard rebate of $5.00 per member that is returned to the local Association the member is affiliated with. Some local sTATE DUEs ArE $45. ChAPTErs WiTh $5 LOCAL DUEs ($50):

Amicalola Appalachian Baldwin-JonesPutnam Banks Ben Hill/Irwin Berrien Blue Ridge Mountain Brooks Burke Carroll Colquitt Cook Coweta Crawford Area Decatur Elbert Floyd Franklin Grady Hall Haralson Harris Hart Heard Henry Houston Jackson Jefferson Johnson Area Lincoln 50 November 2013

Little River Lowndes Lumpkin Macon Madison Meriwether Mid GA Mitchell Morgan Murray North GA Northeast GA Ocmulgee Ogeechee Oglethorpe Pachitla Peach Piedmont Polk Seminole South GA Tattnall Taylor Thomas Three-Rivers Tift Tri-Co. Walton Washington Webster Wilkes

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Associations have chosen to levy additional local dues beyond the $5.00 which is presented in the information below. Please use this table as you are signing up new members into GCA. ChAPTErs WiTh  $10 LOCAL DUEs ($55):

Barrow Clarke-Oconee Greene Area Heartland Laurens Northwest GA Pulaski Stephens Tri-State Turner Worth Chapters with $15 local dues ($60): Red Carpet Chapters with $20 local dues ($65): Satilla

Southeast GA

Wayne County Chapters with $30 local dues ($75): Piney Woods AbAC Chapter local dues are $5 ($15) UGA Chapter local dues are $10 ($20) All Junior members dues for every chapter is $15: $10 State dues $5 Local dues Troup County collects their own  local dues; therefore they pay  state dues only ($45).

2013 MEMBERSHIp TOTALS Total 11/30/12 20 Amicalola Appalachian 78 158 At Large Baldwin/Jones/Putnam 94 Banks 63 Barrow 36 67 Ben Hill/Irwin Berrien 9 Blue Ridge Mountain 61 12 Brooks 95 Burke Carroll 154 Clarke-Oconee 96 46 Colquitt 9 Cook Coweta 112 Crawford Area 17 12 Decatur Elbert 39 Floyd 72 Franklin 116 Grady 35 Greene Area 39 Hall 36 41 Haralson Harris 54 79 Hart 54 Heard Heartland 34 Henry 60 Houston 13 167 Jackson Jefferson 32 Johnson Area 27 L.T.D. 11 Laurens 84 Lincoln 37 Little River 82 Lowndes 43 Lumpkin 21 Macon 17 Madison 130 Meriwether 47 Mid GA 182 Miller 38 Mitchell 100 Morgan 73 Murray 28 North GA 61 Northeast GA 72 Northwest GA 52 Ocmulgee 37 Ogeechee 98 Oglethorpe 74 Pachitla 49 Peach 10 Piedmont 123 Piney Woods 26 Polk 109 Pulaski 16 Red Carpet 105 Satilla 108 Seminole 11 South GA 91 Southeast GA 19 Stephens 52 Tattnall 77 Taylor 18 Thomas 16 Three-Rivers 206 Tift 40 Tri-Co. 36 Tri-State 118 Troup 13 Turner 14 Walton 44 Washington 85 Wayne 40 Webster 3 Wilkes 68 Worth 16 ABAC (primarily junior chapter) 55 UGA (primarily junior chapter) 44

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Inc/Dec for year -5 -12 0 0 -8 -8 -5 2 ** 1 6 -20 -10 2 2 -2 ** 2 21 3 ** 7 -1 -2 7 1 0 4 -12 -5 11 -5 4 -1 ** -13 1 -6 -2 ** 16 4 -4 4 8 0 -4 7 12 0 16 8 5 15 -6 7 7 1 11 -1 -1 ** 10 8 6 -4 ** -1 25 -1 ** 9 2 3 -5 4 0 -12 3 -2 -1 3 -3 ** -5 7 -5 0 ** 13 4

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GCA Awards: have You Applied Yet? Winners will be announced at the 2014 Convention Awards Banquet and Cattlemen’s Ball or Summer Conference ChAPTErs Of ThE YEAr These awards recognize outstanding work by local associations in a variety of areas, including state and national membership, participation in GCA activities, legislative affairs, community involvement, local association activities and service to members. The completed form and supporting materials must be submitted to the GCA office by Nov. 30. Supporting materials include scrapbooks or other documentation verifying material found in the entry form. Supporting materials will be returned upon request. Each winning chapter receives $250 and a commemorative plaque. Two divisions: Chapters with 61 or more members AND chapters with 60 or less members. CATTLEMAN Of ThE YEAr This award recognizes an outstanding GCA member for their cattle and farming operation. Applications must be submitted to the GCA office by Nov. 30. The winner will receive a commemorative plaque, a two-page spread in Georgia Cattleman magazine and a recognition video. CATTLEWOMAN Of ThE YEAr This award recognizes an outstanding CattleWoman who supports the state and local associations. Applications must be submitted to the GCA office by Nov. 30. The winner will receive a commemorative plaque. TOP hAND sErViCE AWArD This award recognizes an individual in the cattle industry who goes beyond the call of duty. Applications must be submitted to the GCA office by Nov. 30. The winner will receive a commemorative plaque. This award will be given on an asneeded basis. bEEf QUALiTY AssUrANCE AWArD This award recognizes individuals who are BQA certified, use these principles on their farm and show BQA leadership in their communities. Applications must be submitted to the GCA office no later than Nov. 30. The winner will receive a commemorative plaque and $250. OUTsTANDiNG VOCATiONAL AGriCULTUrE TEAChEr This award encourages excellence in vocational agriculture teachers who support their local associations. Applications must be submitted to the GCA office by Nov. 30. The winner will receive a commemorative plaque and $100. VETEriNAriAN Of ThE YEAr This award recognizes outstanding large animal veterinarians who support their local associations. Applications must be submitted to the GCA office by Nov. 30. The winner will receive a commemorative plaque, GCA jacket and $100. Award sponsored by Georgia Allied Industry Council. JUNiOr Of ThE YEAr This award recognizes an outstanding junior member who is involved in the beef cattle industry. Nominations must be submitted to the GCA office by Nov. 1. The winner will receive a commemorative plaque and custom belt buckle. Award sponsored by Carroll County Cattlemen's Association. G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Bovine Viral Diarrhea by Lee Jones DVM, MS and Roberto Palomares DVM, PhD What is BVd? Disease caused by bovine viral diarrhea virus produces significant economic loss to the beef and dairy industries. Symptoms observed in infected herds include: reproductive failure (failure to conceive, embryonic loss, abortion, congenital defects and stillborn or weak, unthrifty calves) and respiratory disease or diarrhea. The virus has two biotypes; cytopathic (causes cell death) and non-cytopathic (does not cause cell death, and the most commonly isolated from infected animals) and two genotypes, type 1 and type 2. Some cattle infected with BVD virus do not show any signs of disease. However, the virus suppresses the immune system which can make them susceptible to other diseases or they can be a source of infection for other animals. Calves can be infected with the virus during gestation. The effects of BVD infection on the developing fetus vary depending on the stage of pregnancy. Infection early in the pregnancy will usually result in abortion. Exposure of the fetus to the non-cytopathic BVD biotype prior to 125 days of gestation can result in the development of a permanently infected calf or PI. The calf’s immune system does not recognize the BVD virus as foreign so the immune system does not attack it. Although many PI calves are born unthrifty and die or are culled within 6 months, some become adults. PI’s shed the virus throughout their lifetime and continually infect other cattle with the virus. Transmission from PIs to susceptible members of the herd can be by direct contact , through contaminated veterinary and farm equipment or facilities. Management practices to control the disease include vaccination of all members of the herd, biosecurity procedures to prevent introduction, bio-containment to interrupt the spread of the virus and laboratory testing of samples for the presence of the virus in a herd, with the final goal of identifying and removing PI animals from the herd. Vaccination Many vaccines today are proven to prevent acute BVD infections in the herd as well as to protect the developing fetus from BVD infection when used according to the label directions. Modified live viral vaccines stimulate the part of the immune system that kills cells infected with BVD virus and can stimulate immunity in one dose. MLV should not be given to pregnant cows that haven’t been previously vaccinated with at least two doses of MLV. Killed viral vaccines require at least two doses and stimulate only the part of the immune system that produces antibodies to BVD. The antibodies bind and inactivate circulating virus particles. Killed vaccines are safe to give to cows any time and require annual boosters to be most effective. There are many kinds of vaccines and vaccine combinations. It can be confusing when deciding on a vaccine protocol, consult with a veterinarian to develop an effective vaccine program. The most convenient time to start cattle on a MLV program is after weaning and before breeding. Replacement heifers can be easily vaccinated before the breeding season, preventing any concern about using MLV in the future. 52 November 2013

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Biosecurity An effective biosecurity plan reduces the chances of introducing disease into the herd. New additions are kept separate from the herd for one to two months and watched for signs of disease before being combined with the rest of the herd. During this quarantine period testing can be done to determine if the animals carry or have been exposed to BVD or any other pathogen. Also, this is a good time to vaccinate the new additions and get them on the same program as the main herd. If the new additions are pregnant, the calves will have to be tested soon after birth to see if they are BVD negative. Cows that have been exposed to BVD virus can pass it on to the developing fetus without developing any outward signs of infection. Bio-containment Biosecurity focuses on preventing introduction, while biocontainment is focused on preventing the spread of a disease that might be present in the herd. Implementing a good general management plan to identify and manage known risks in the herd will help interrupt the spread of many known pathogens. One of the most effective management tools to improve animal health, performance and fertility is to have controlled breeding and calving seasons. Eliminating exposure of the breeding herd to any source of BVD prevents future PI calves. Calving is an especially vulnerable time for cows and calves, so reducing pathogen exposure during this time gives cows and calves time to recover from this stressful period. Shortening the calving season, moving dry cows onto fresh pasture to calve and calving first calf heifers separately from the main cow herd are strategies that limit the exposure of cows and calves to pathogens and facilitate management.

it is important to select a lab that has a verifiable quality control process and uses the correct tests in a correct way. False negative tests are worse than false positive because it gives a false sense of security and increases the chances of infecting other cattle. the Georgia Veterinary diagnostic laboratories in athens and tifton undergo regular reviews to verify their lab procedures are as accurate as possible.

laboratory testing: There are several situations in which laboratory testing is needed: diagnosing the cause of disease, identifying infected animals, herd surveillance or marketing of BVD free animals. Diagnostic tests need to be accurate, economical and rapid. Diagnosis: If an animal is showing clinical signs of illness, a whole blood sample (purple cap tube) needs to be taken and sent to the lab. If abortions have occurred it is imperative to send in as much fresh tissue as possible from the aborted fetus. A blood sample from the dam might be helpful to see if she is acutely infected. Looking for antibodies in the serum could help make a diagnosis but a second sample 30 days after the first sample, referred to as a convalescent sample, is needed to compare the antibody levels in the blood. Accurate, rapid results are needed to know how to treat affected animals and protect the other members of the herd. testing strategy: Testing strategy depends on the diagnostic purpose. Even after infected animals are identified it still might be worthwhile to test all cattle in the herd or all exposed to the affected animal(s). Whole herd screening tests all animals in the herd. This can be done if there is a suspicion that BVD might be affecting the herd’s health or reproductive performance or to keep a known BVD negative herd. Fortunately, by testing the calf we also know the status of the dam. If a calf is negative then his mother is negative as well, so we get the benefit of testing the pair for one test fee. However, if the calf is positive the dam needs to be tested because she may not be BVD positive. If the dam is negative (not a PI), the likely source of BVD fetal infection was dam exposure during gestation (acute BVD infection) to another infected animal in the herd. Having documentation

of BVD test-negative animals aids in marketing cattle. In some marketing studies, BVD negative feeder calves have sold for premiums much higher than the price of testing. After a herd has been test-negative for a few years, it is only necessary to test the market animals and all additions to keep adequate surveillance on the herd BVD status. laboratory tests: There are three basic BVD tests commonly used for routine or diagnostic testing: immune-histochemistry (IHC) on ear notches, antigen capture ELISA (ACE) on ear notches or blood samples and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) on ear notches or blood. IHC is a tissue stain technique to identify PI animals. The tissue is fixed in formalin, stained to target BVD virus infected cells and looked at under a microscope. This is used for testing individual samples and takes longer to do than other tests. The ACE test detects the virus in the fluid (ear notch in saline) and is also used for testing individuals. This test is not approved for mixing samples (pooling) to reduce costs and may result in a false negative test (animal tests negative when in fact is infected). The individual ACE test is the most common test used because it offers rapid results for the fastest turnaround time. PCR can be used to run several samples combined in a single test; referred to as sample pooling. The PCR process takes small amount of virus RNA and multiplies the amount to improve the test accuracy. That is why it can be used with pooled samples. For PCR, up to 24 samples can be combined in a single test which can reduce testing costs significantly. Normally, the turnaround time for ACE and PCR is 24 hours. However, if a pool tests positive, then all the pooled samples have to be run individually by ACE to identify the PI animal(s), which implies additional time (two to three days) and costs. If time is critical, we suggest that you request the ACE test upfront. It is highly recommended perform PCR in pool samples when the number of samples to be tested is higher than 96. laboratories There are a lot of BVD lab choices. It is important to select a lab that has a verifiable quality control process and uses the correct tests in a correct way. False negative tests are worse than false positive because it gives a false sense of security and increases the chances of infecting other cattle. The Georgia Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratories in Athens and Tifton undergo regular reviews to verify their lab procedures are as accurate as possible. Not all BVD positive cattle are PI. It is recommended to retest the animals that have a BVD positive test four to six weeks later. In some cases, BVD positive animals may be acutely infected but not persistently infected. Animals with acute infection may be able to recover from the disease and are not BVD carriers. If you suspect your herd may be affected quick action to find the source can help reduce the damage by this potentially devastating disease. If your herd is not performing to your expectations and you have higher than expected calf loss or too many open cows it could be worth investigating whether BVD is the cause. As with many things, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure’. Further information about the tests, prices, and turn-around time can be found at www.vet.uga.edu/dlab or by calling Athens (706-542-5568) or Tifton (229-386-3340). GC

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MAP-21 Broadens Hauling Exemptions New rules are going into effect for Georgia farmers hauling agricultural commodities. The “Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act” (MAP-21) was signed into law in July 2012, and it includes changes to the current exemption that farmers have for hauling agricultural commodities to and from market. The MAP-21 exemption broadens exemptions for hauling agricultural commodities by expanding the geographic area in which affected farm vehicles may be operated. The new law allows farmers to haul commodities anywhere within the state of Georgia and up to 150 miles from the producer's farm outside the state. Farm vehicles eligible for the exemption are those that are operated by farm owners, employees or family members for the purpose of transporting agricultural commodities, livestock, machinery or supplies to and from a farm or ranch. They must not be operated for hire or carry hazardous materials in quantities requiring the display of hazardous material warning signs. Under federal requirements, a producer must carry a special tag or distinction on the vehicle in order to take advantage of the MAP-21 CDL exemption. Georgia Farm Bureau has worked with the Georgia Department of Public Safety to make sure that acquiring this special designation is easy and free of charge. Drivers that are exempt from the CDL requirements must still have the proper class of driver’s license. MAP-21 does not exempt a vehicle from size and weight restrictions. Farm vehicles must abide by posted weight and load limits on roads and bridges. Covered farm vehicles remain subject to inspection by commercial vehicle enforcement offi-

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cers and other law enforcement personnel. These vehicles must enter weight and inspection stations when they are open. MAP-21 does not exempt farm vehicles from registration, fuel tax and vehicle marking requirements. DPS has created a “Covered Farm Vehicle Designation” form (DPS TR0025), which can be accessed online at http://gamccd.net/FarmVehicle.aspx. The DPS TR0025 Form will require the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) in order to complete. The completed form must be carried in the power unit of the covered farm vehicle during all operation and must be available for inspection by law enforcement personnel to obtain this exemption. Each power unit will require its own DPS TR0025 Form. GC

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Local sale reports commercial sale rePorts moseley cattle auction october 8, 2013 Lot 1: 560 lb. steers avg $171.40 Lot 2: 530 lb. heifers avg $160.25 Lot 3: 715 lb. steers avg $160.00 Lot 4: 775 lb. steers avg $156.60 Lot 5: 710 lb. heifers avg $147.10 Lot 6: 700 lb. heifers avg $147.25 Lot 7: 750 lb. steers avg $158.50 Lot 8: 850 lb. steers avg $151.50

southeast livestock exchange, llc october 1, 2013 Lot 1: 710 lb. steers avg $157.30 Lot 2: 680 lb. heifers avg $147.10 Lot 3: 735 lb. steers avg $156.60 Lot 4: 700 lb. heifers avg $145.57 Lot 5: 800 lb. steers avg $149.50 Lot 6: 750 lb. steers avg $156.50 Lot 7: 720 lb. heifers avg $143.75 Lot 8: 750 lb. steers avg $154.50 Lot 9: 750 lb. steers avg $153.80 Lot 10: 750 lb. heifers avg $143.00 Lot 11: 750 lb. heifers avg $142.50

Lot 12: 850 lb. steers avg Lot 13: 820 lb. steers avg Lot 14: 800 lb. heifer avg Lot 15: 860 lb. heifers avg Lot 16: (split load) 650 lb. steers avg 625 lb. heifers avg

$147.20 $151.00 $136.50 $130.00 $155.25 $148.25

northeast georgia livestock auction Wednesday, october 2, 2013 Lot 1: 850 lb. Holstein steers avg $109.00 Lot 2: 865 lb. Holstein steers avg $110.70 Lot 3: 780 lb. heifers avg $143.70

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$143.00 $141.00 $144.00 $140.95 $160.50 $149.50 $138.00 $148.90

Wednesday, september 25, 2013 Lot 1: (split load) 600 lb steers avg $142.50 550 lb heifers avg $135.50 Lot 2: (split load) 625 lb steers avg $149.50 600 lb heifers avg $141.50 Lot 3: (split load) 750 lb steers avg $152.00 725 lb heifers avg $144.00 Lot 4: 725 lb heifers avg $144.75 Lot 5: 750 lb steers avg $155.50 Lot 6: 715 lb steers avg $156.25 Lot 7: 775 lb steers avg $152.00 Lot 8: 825 lb steers avg $143.00 Lot 9: 850 lb steers avg $145.50 Wednesday, september 18, 2013 Lot 1: 825 lb Holstein steers avg $109.20 Lot 2: 660 lb heifers avg $146.30 Lot 3: 740 lb heifers avg $144.00 Lot 4: 750 lb heifers (sort three loads) avg $142.25

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Lot 5: 775 lb heifers (sort three loads) avg Lot 6: 785 lb heifers avg Lot 7: 785 lb heifers (sort two loads) avg Lot 8: 790 lb heifers avg Lot 9: 1000 lb heifers avg Lot 10: 700 lb steers avg Lot 11: 850 lb steers avg Lot 12: 865 lb steers avg Lot 13: 1025 lb steers avg

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

DID YOU KNOW?

• 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:

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beef Management Calendar for the Month of November GENERAL • Check parasite load of cows, collect fecal sample on 10-20 percent of herd as an indication of whether deworming is needed. Check with your veterinarian for instructions. • Deworm and implant stockers before turnout. • Start feeding a high magnesium mineral supplement 30 days before cattle are turned in on winter grazing or lush fescue. • As weather gets colder, treat cattle for lice. • Remove old insecticide ear tags as you work cows. Old tags release low levels of insecticide that tend to promote development of resistant strains of flies. • Keep a close eye on pasture conditions as residual summer grass and crop residues are consumed. Start offering some hay before pastures are totally grazed off. • Bull sale season is starting. Evaluate your herd bulls and start looking if you need a new bull. • It’s not too late to get forage analyzed and order winter supplements.

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possible, separate dry cows, first-calf heifers and cow-calf pairs to feed more efficiently. • Get the bull ready! Trim feet if needed, make sure bulls are in good condition and check with your veterinarian about a breeding soundness exam. • Check cows frequently. Be ready to provide assistance with calving if necessary. • Replacement heifers should be nearing two-thirds of their mature weight.

Editor’s Note: Each monthly list is divided into three sections: general, spring calving and fall calving. Management practices in the general category are seasonal and apply to most cattle producers in Georgia. The spring calving list is based on Jan. 10 – March 31 calving dates, and the fall calving list is based on Oct. 1 – Dec. 20 calving dates. These dates are not necessarily the best dates for all producers but were chosen because they are reasonably close to what many producers use. Establish calving dates based on your feed resources and availability of labor. Revised by Ronnie Silcox and Lawton Stewart, Extension Animal Scientists. Original manuscript by Ronnie Silcox and Mark McCann, Extension Animal Scientists.

SpRING CALVING January, February, March Check on calving supplies and order any that are needed so they will be on hand in January. Feed poorer quality hay to dry cows now. Save your best hay for calving season. Check heifers frequently. They should begin calving in December. Make sure cows maintain their body condition. Supplement if necessary. Thin cows and first-calf heifers would be the most likely candidates.

FALL CALVING October, November, December • Tag calves at birth. Record birth date, tag number and cow ID. • Castrate, dehorn and implant bulls at birth. • A cow’s nutrient needs increase by at least 50 percent after calving. If

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November 1, 2013 Bull Power IX Colbert, Ga. 706-474-0091 Frank Turner & Sons Farms 11th Annual Angus Bull & Female Sale Hayneville, Al. 706-601-0800 Dixie Livestock Breeder Cattle Sale Oak Park, Ga. 912-578-3263 November 1-2, 2013 GENETRUST at Chimney Rock Cattle Co. Concord, Ark. 877-436-3877

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November 13, 2013 December 6, 2013 Deer Valley Farm Focused on Calhoun Bull Test Sale the Future VII Sale Calhoun, Ga. Fayetteville, Tenn. 706-542-3102 or 706-624-1398 931-433-1895 [See advertisement, p. 66] Red Carpet Tele-Auction Northwest Georgia Livestock Pavilion 423-605-0561 November 14, 2013 Athens Stockyard Feeder Calf Sale Athens, Tenn. 423-745-3582 November 15, 2013 ZWT Ranch PerformanceTested Angus Bull Sale Crossville, Tenn. 304-619-8722 [See advertisement, p. 1]

Dixie Livestock Breeder Cattle Sale Oak Park, Ga. • 912-578-3263 Knoll Crest Farm Total Performance Bull Sale Red House, Va. 434-376-3567 [See advertisement, IFC] December 7, 2013 Bramblett Angus Performance Tested Bull Sale Elberton, Ga. 706-654-8272 [See advertisement, IBC]

January 18, 2014 Firm Foundations Bull Sale Uniontown, Ala. January 25, 2014 Gretsch Brothers Angus Genetics with a Great Foundation Bull & Commercial Female Sale Colbert, Ga. 706-340-0945 February 1, 2014 Turnpike Creek Farms Bull and Female Sale Milan, Ga. 229-315-0986 February 13, 2014 UGA 22nd Annual Focus on EPDs Bull Sale Athens, Ga. 706-542-9102

Cavender’s Neches River Ranch Jacksonville, Texas February 15, 2014 877-436-3877 Yon Family Farms Performance Tested Angus November 2, 2013 Next Step Cattle Co. Bull Sale and SimAngus Bull Sale Burns Farm Bull & Commercial Auburn, Ala. Ridge Spring, S.C. Female Sale 334-419-0112 803-685-5048 Pikeville, TN [See advertisement, p. 37] 706-474-0091 Heart of Alabama February 21, 2014 Uniontown, Ala. December 14, 2013 Beef Maker Bull & Female Sale Pigeon Mountain 251-578-4750 Myers Hereford Farm Debter Hereford Farm Sale “Beef Builders” Bull Sale [See advertisement, p. 31] Bull & Heifer Sale Facility, Horton, Ala. Rome, Ga. Statesville, N.C. 678-858-0914 770-547-1433 Shuffler Farm Performance 704-872-7155 Legends Female Sale [See advertisement p. 46] Februrary 22, 2014 Yon Family Farms Fall Union Grove, NC Spitzer Ranch Professional Bull & Female Sale 704-876-9895 Southern Excellence Cattlemen’s Brangus Bull & Ridge Spring, S.C. [See advertisement, p. 39] Wadley, Ala. Commercial “Brangus Gold” 803-685-5048 404-473-6797 Female Sale November 21, 2013 [See advertisement, p. 54] Fair Play, S.C. November 5, 2013 Athens Stockyard 864-972-9140 or Southeast Livestock Exchange Preconditioned Sale Shady Brook Angus www.srbulls.com Tel-O Sale Athens, Tenn. Fall Bull Sale [See advertisement, p. 62] March 4, 2014 423-745-3582 Columbia, Tenn. Tifton Beef Cattle Short Course 931-242-1843 November 7, 2013 Irwinville, Ga. Rowell Auctions, Inc. [See advertisement, p. 16] Adams Ranch Annual Bull & 912-386-3214 or 229-386-3683 Cumming, Ga. Heifer Sale 800-323-8388 December 18, 2013 772-461-6321 March 5, 2014 [See advertisement, p. 30] Northeast Georgia Tifton Performance Tested Livestock Customer November 8 - 9, 2013 Bull Sale November 22, 2013 Appreciation Day Grandview/CMR Herefords Irwinville, Ga. Turner County Livestock Special Athens, Ga. Dispersal Sale 912-386-3214 or 229-386-3683 Breeder Cattle Sale 706-549-4790 Como, Miss. Ashburn, Ga. [See advertisement, BC] 904-613-4261 March 7- 8, 2014 229-567-3371 Beef Industry Scholarship December 21, 2013 November 9, 2013 Challenge Mid-Georgia Livestock 3J Farms Bull & Female Sale, Blackwater Bull Sale The Tifton, Ga. Replacement Cow Sale Livestock Pavilion Cattlemen’s Kind 478-474-6560 Jackson, Ga. Calhoun, Ga. Lake Park, Ga. [See advertisement, p. 67] 678-410-6070 706-676-8323 Gibbs Farms 8th Annual Bull & March 24, 2014 November 23, 2013 January 4, 2014 Replacement Female Sale MM Cattle Co. Ankony Elite Angus & Hereford Bricton Farm Bull Sale Ranburne, Ala. Online Angus Heifer Sale Sales • Clarkesville, Ga. Social Circle, Ga. 336-469-0489 Bowdon, Ga. 770-787-1644 770-328-2047 [See advertisement, p. 40] Mountain Laurel Classic Santa MM Cattle / Callaway Cattle Co. Bull Sale Gertrudis Sale March 29, 2014 Carroll County Livestock January 11, 2014 Calhoun, Ga. Partners In Progress XXVI 770-328-2047 Lake City Invitational 423-364-9261 Wadley, Ga. [See advertisement, p. 3] Lake City, Fla. 478-252-5622 November 9 - 22, 2013 December 3, 2013 Driggers & Strickland Angus & North American International The 7th Annual Southern Southeast Livestock Exchange Simmental Bull Sale Livestock Exposition Tradition Sale Tel-O Sale Glennville, Ga. Louisville, Ky. CSR Farms, Alapaha, Ga. [See advertisement, p.62] 912-237-0608 kfecnaile@ksfb.ky.gov November 16, 2013 Timberland Cattle’s Best-of-the-Black Angus & Sim-Angus Bull Sale Vernon, Ala. 205-695-6314

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

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

Congratulations to the exhibitors of the limousin show at the georgia national fair in Perry! T.l.C. RANCH (706) 742-2369

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

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

931 Hargrove Lake Road Colbert, Georgia 30628 Nila Corrine Thiel Paul Thiel, Herdsman Owner Steven Thiel, Herdsman “Leaner cattle for today’s beef industry”

Visitors always welcome!

L & L Limousin Farm

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

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

CMC Limousin

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

WYatt limousin

Keith and dixie Wyatt

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

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Junior cattlemen’s report

A favorite Time of blessings, Thanksgiving, Appreciation  By Hope Edwards, Field Day Coordinator

It’s my favorite time of year again! As Thanksgiving falls upon us, do you think about all the things you have been blessed with? I certainly do during this season. I have so much to be thankful for; God has blessed me with parents that are willing to make sacrifices and do anything in the world for me. I have a little sister that annoys me but will always stand by me and be my best friend. I have loving and adoring grandparents that think I hung the moon. I live in a great nation and have freedoms that other people around the world dream of having. Furthermore, I am very thankful to be a part of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and serve on the Georgia Junior Cattlemen Association Board of Directors. I joined the association at nine years old. Throughout the past seven years, it has taught me so many life lessons. I have made great friends, due to cattle shows, summer conferences, field days, etc. Also, I am blessed with five amazing teammates and a fantastic GJCA advisor. For those of you able to show cattle, live on a farm, judge livestock, etc., you know there are many responsibilities to go along with it. Whether it is washing your cow, practicing reasons for the next day or picking corn

for dinner, it is a never ending cycle. Many people in this world do not realize what farmers are doing for their family each and every day. As they sit down at the table for their Thanksgiving meal, hopefully they will realize that they wouldn’t have that meal if it weren’t for farmers. Often times, I am guilty, like so many others, of being preoccupied and not taking the time to thank God for all that I have. I know I don’t take the time to tell my family, friends, and loved ones how important they are to me. So during this season, please take the time to let the people in your lives know how thankful you are for them and how much they mean to you. GC

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

YOUr GJCA LEADErshiP:

Chairwoman Merritt Daniels merrittad3633@gmail.com Convention/Summer Conference Coordinator Jordan Harrison jordandharrison1@gmail.com Field Day Coordinator Hope Edwards hopeedwards97@yahoo.com Chapter Relations Madison Baugh madbaugh@gmail.com Chapter Relations Greyson Fernandez greysonfernandez@yahoo.com Chapter Relations Macy Seagraves mlsfarm@aol.com Youth Activities Advisor Bailey K. Toates 816-824-0002 bailey@gabeef.org GET CONNECTED  ON fACEbOOk GEOrGiA JUNiOr CATTLEMEN's AssOCiATiON

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next Month: red AnGus & CALhoun BuLL test Accelerated Genetics 800-451-9275 ..................................................30 American Angus Association 816-383-5200....................................................30 Bamboo Road 478-396-5832 ..................................................33 Bankers South 855-898-2265 ..................................................65 Beef Checkoff 877-444-BEEF ................................................59 Black Grove 803-629-1174....................................................44 Bramblett Angus 706-654-8272 ................................................IBC Bricton Farm 770-787-1644....................................................40 Calhoun Bull Test Sale ........................................66 Callaway Cattle Co. 770-355-2165 ......................................................3 Carroll T. Cannon, Auctioneer 229-776-4383 ..................................................60 Clement's Livestock Service 770-725-0348 ..................................................60 Collins & Son 229-762-4259 ..................................................32 Crystalyx 800-727-2502....................................................15 Daniel Livestock Service 706-788-2533 ..................................................60 Darren Carter, Auctioneer 864-980-5695 ..................................................60 Davis Farms 229-881-3510 ....................................................45 Dixie Lix 1-800-642-5612................................................48 Eblen Electronics 910-298-3012....................................................60 Elrod & Tolbert 706-338-8733....................................................49 Farm Credit Associations of Georgia 800-868-6404 ..................................................27 Flint River Mills 800-841-8502 ..................................................56 Fuller Supply Company ......................................57 Genex Cooperative, Inc. 540-815-7847....................................................60

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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 60 and 61 Georgia Angus Breeders 706-387-0656 ............................................42,43 Georgia Beefmaster Breeders ............................26 Georgia Brahman Breeders ................................48 Georgia Brangus Breeders ..................................31 Georgia Chianina Breeders 706-759-2220 ..................................................26 Georgia Gelbvieh Breeders ................................26 Georgia Hereford Breeders 912-865-5593....................................................47 Georgia Limousin Breeders 229-567-4044 ..................................................64 Georgia Polled Shorthorn Breeders..................26 Georgia Red Angus Breeders 706-882-7423 ..................................................46 Georgia Santa Gertrudis Breeders 678-852-7301....................................................48 Georgia Simmental Breeders 706-645-6071....................................................38 Georgia Simmental Simbrah Association 706-645-6071....................................................38 Georgia-Florida Charolais Association 706-200-6655 ..................................................32 GrassWorks Manufacturing, LLC 888-809-4737 ..................................................48 Haymaster 877-348-2048 ..................................................46 Heart of Alabama Brangus Sale 251-578-4750 ....................................................31 Highview Farms 770-567-3942 ..................................................60 Knoll Crest Farm 434-376-3567 ................................................IFC Krone........................................................................24 Laura's Lean Beef 334-701-9114......................................................60 Malcolm Financial Group 800-884-4820 ..................................................62 Martin's Cattle Services 706-367-8349 ..................................................60 Merck..........................................................................7 Merial..................................................................55,56 Mid-Georgia Livestock Market 770-550-4340 ..................................................44 Mike Jones, Auctioneer 706-773-3612 ....................................................60

MM Cattle Co. 770-328-2047......................................................3 Myers Hereford 704-450-1598 ..................................................46 NCBA ......................................................................40 Next Step Cattle Co. 334-419-0112 ....................................................37 Northeast Georgia Livestock 770-601-6286 ..................................................BC Oak Hill Farm 770-893-3446 ..................................................36 Pasture Management 1-800-230-0024 ..............................................25 Priefert Ranch Equipment 800-527-8616....................................................57 Reproductive Management Services 229-881-9711 ....................................................60 Rockin' R Trailers 800-241-8794 ..................................................60 Rowell Auction 800-323-8388 ..................................................30 Senepol Cattle........................................................60 Shady Brook Angus 931-242-1843 ....................................................16 Shuffler Farm 704-539-5148....................................................39 Southeast AGNet Radio......................................62 Southeast Livestock Exchange, LLC 828-646-0270 ..................................................62 Southeastern Semen Services, Inc. 386-963-5916....................................................60 Southern Excellence 404-473-6797 ..................................................54 The Bull Whisperer 478-397-7201....................................................60 Triple E Poultry 706-692-5149 ..................................................60 Tyson Steel 229-776-7588 ..................................................60 Vitaferm 478-719-7021 ......................................................5 Wax 888-225-5929 ..................................................69 Yancey Brothers 770-941-2300 ..................................................60 ZWT 865-585-4170 ..............................................1

Full and half brother Momentum sons like this will sell.

Perhaps the most complete bull in the Angus Breed

This year In Barry Cronic’s commercial herd 50 Momentum sired calves had an average wean weight of 70 pounds more than other sire groups. 70 lbs x $1.50 per calf equals $105.00 per calf increase in profit. Cronic is retaining all the heifers from this group. October 2012 daughter of Momentum, bred in the Sires represented in the sale: SAV This Elrod & Tolbert program, was recently crowned 2013 Georgia National Fair Champion Overall Heifer. Momentum, SAV Plaintiff, Connealy Consensus, Coleman Regis, SAV Bismarck, SAV Iron Mountain and Summitcrest Complete. Guest bull consigners include: Blue Q, Elrod and Tolbert, Pruitt Angus and Rolling Acres. commercial Angus open heifers, Bramblett Angus is the place to be on bred heifers, and first calf pairs will sell December 7, 2013 if you need more muscle expression, larger hips, square hips, deep bodied, structurally correct sire prospects that will add both pounds and balance.

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Visitors are welcome to come and view the bulls anytime between now and Dec. 7.

NORTHEAST GEORGIA LIVESTOCK LLC

1200 Winterville Road Athens, Ga 30605 Ph: 706.549.4790 Fax: 706.549.1701 www.negalivestock.com Manager: Todd Stephens

Our goal is to provide our customers with the best possible prices for their cattle. Check out our load lot video sales results and other information at our website:

www.negalivestock.com

** CuSTOMER AppRECIATION DAy WILL BE

DEC. 18, 2013 ** COMpLIMENTARy LuNCH lunch will start being served at 10:45

Regular sale every Wednesday @ Noon Video sale every Wednesday @ 2pm Commission $12.00 per head

Video sale representatives Todd Stephens: 770-601-6286 Georgia, SC, Tennessee & Alabama Ross Strickland: 770.547.3644 Northwest Ga Mark hart: 706.498.2769 Northeast Ga & SC Donnie duke: 706.491.6103 Northeast/ Northwest Ga & SC Parrish Akins: 229.356.3656 South Ga


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