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GCA President’s Report by Chuck Joiner GCA Executive Vice President’s Report by Josh White GCA Leadership Georgia Beef Board Report by Brooke Williams Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Report by Gibson Priest

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52nd Annual GCA Convention/Trade Show/Beef Expo Your Beef Buck$ at Work Meet GCA Executive Committee Member Kyle Gillooly EPA Signs Off on Final Florida Numeric Nutrient Criteria EPA Denies Ethanol Mandate Waiver Requests Overreaching Regulations a Burden on Cattlemen Legislative Watch UGA Master Cattlemen’s Program in Brooks County Georgia Cattle Promotion Investment Study Update The Importance of Investment Interlacing Braunvieh, Angus and Bucking Stock Genetics 2012 Calhoun Bull Test Winners Cozy Up with GJCA This Winter

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New Members GCA Facebook Photo Contest Winner Good Moos! Chapter Connections Brooke’s Beef Bites by Brooke Williams Associate Members The OsamaConomy by Baxter Black Industry Obituaries Local Market Reports Beef Management Calendar for the Month of January Calendar of Events Goin’ Showin’ Show Results Advertising Index

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27 Bovine Anaplasmosis by Kerri Strickland, Jonathan Bentley, Victoria Churchill, Kristin Williams & Lee Jones 36 Installing Underground Cable by Chris Chapman 54 2013 Beef Cattle Outlook by R. Curt Lacy

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Executive Vice President: Josh White, Director of Operations: Michele Creamer, Director of Communications & Youth Activities: Dallas Duncan, GBB Director of Industry Information: Brooke Williams, Membership and Facilities Coordinator: Sherri Morrow, GBB Program and Compliance Coordinator: Tricia Combes,


Editor: Josh White, Industry editorial: Dallas Duncan, Advertising: Dallas Duncan, Graphic artist: Gayla Dease, Contributing editorial: Brooke Williams, Billing: Michele Creamer, Circulation: Sherri Morrow,


The January 2013 cover of Georgia Cattleman magazine features a Braunvieh mama at Indian Creek Farm in Good Hope, Ga. The land at Good Hope is one of three farms owned by Andrew Davis, a member of the Walton County Cattlemen's Association.

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P R E S I D E N T ’ S

R E P O R T We are less than 100 away from our 5,000 membership goal as of early December!

Happy New Year to all Georgia Cattlemen’s Association members!

I hope each of you reading this article had a merry Christmas and is looking forward to a prosperous new year. As we begin 2013 I hope we all have set New Year’s resolutions that are attainable. If you are like me, resolutions are made only to be unfulfilled, but it is fun nevertheless. Probably the most popular New Year’s resolution Americans – me included – make is to lose weight. We hear almost daily about the obesity problem in the United States and how it is so much higher than in years past, especially in the South. Some cities even banned super-sizing soft drinks (or sodas as our Yankee friends call them). One of the most interesting ways to cut calories I have seen is in our schools in Carroll County. The soft drinks were replaced with diet drinks, so we have drink machines with all diet drinks sitting next to snack machines with Honey Buns, Snickers, chips, cookies and most importantly Big Texas cinnamon rolls, my favorite. Evidently they realize the nutritional value of these items. The one thing that is evident is the commitment of our local chapters to the beef industry and the dedication of our local leadership, which is vital to our organization. To wrap up 2012, I traveled to several different counties to attend chapter meetings and year-end banquets. I would like to personally thank each chapter that extended an invitation to me to be a part of their meetings. Ernie Ford asked me to speak to the Pachitla chapter, and I attended a meeting in Bainbridge sponsored by Beau Hatcher and Laura Smith of Flint-River-Mills Feeds. Thanks for all you do for your support of GCA and the commitment to our industry. The most memorable trip was the trip to Wilkes County to attend its Christmas awards banquet. President David VanHart and his fellow officers did an outstanding job preparing for this banquet. The food was excellent and the awards program was very inspiring. I left Wilkes County around 9:30 p.m., headed for Wears Valley, Tenn., to meet my family for a Thanksgiving family weekend. The ones of you who have served as state president know that the job requires lots of traveling late at night. But unlike coming home from Lyons, Ga., this trip was different. The terrain wasn’t flat with lots of straight four-lane roads. The route my Garmin took me was all two-lane roads and small towns with no convenience stores open to get a cup of coffee to keep me awake. Finally when I 6 January 2013

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got to Cherokee, NC, I realized that the next 35 miles were over the mountain. Now I have been over this mountain several times in my life, but never at 1:30 in the morning with snow on the road. Needless to say I made it and I can tell you, if you are sleepy when you start you will definitely be awake when you get into Gatlinburg! The weekend was great until Saturday night, when I heard my grandson Rick and my wife losing everything they had eaten for the past two days. This continued all night and until we left Sunday morning to come home. Eventually the virus made its way through the whole family, postponing our Thanksgiving meal until Sunday. But in spite of all of this we were grateful for a blessed Thanksgiving. As we begin a new year hopefully GCA will be at or above the 5,000-member goal that we set last year. We are less than 100 away as of early December! As I have stated many times, strength is in numbers and I have confidence in our members to continue to reach out and connect with our cattlemen to join our organization. One member turned in more than 90 new members, which is amazing! Just think if each GCA member signed up one new member, our membership would double. I wish all of you a happy and prosperous New Year … and encourage you to make “Just Keep Asking” one of your resolutions! GC

14th Annual Bull & Female Sale Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 12:30 p.m. at the farm in Milan, Ga. Selling performance-tested bulls, cow-calf pairs, show heifer prospects, bred and open heifers

Selling this 4-year-old purebred Angus daughter of GAR Retail Product and her Sept. 15, 2012, SimAngus heifer calf by Hot Shot. A featured daughter of DHD Traveler 6807 and her Sept. 7, 2012, heifer calf sired by SAV First Class will also sell.

Turnpike Creek Farms Black Angus and SimAngus David T. Williams & Sons 1555 Workmore Milan Road Milan, GA 31060

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More than 100 bulls representing nine breeds sold at the 43rd annual Calhoun Bull Test Evaluation Program Sale on Dec. 7. The sale totaled more than $300,000, with buyers from Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana and Tennessee present. The Top Indexing Bull, a SimAngus consigned by 3-J Farms, sold for $5,000 to a buyer in Lumber City, Ga. “The quality of the bulls, the standing-room only crowd and the new record average sale price were all a great testament to the hard work Ted Dyer put in to build this program over the past few years,” says Josh White, Georgia Cattlemen’s Association executive vice president. “It was a great mix of new buyers and repeat customers who’ve purchased bulls from Calhoun before.” For information on the Calhoun Bull Test winners and the sale report, see pages 65 and 58, respectively.


Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and Georgia Beef Board teamed up at the 75th annual Georgia Farm Bureau Convention, held Dec. 2 through 4 in Jekyll Island, Ga. GCA offered a membership promotion at the event, giving away engraved pocket knives to those who joined, in addition to selling license plates and ball caps. Hundreds of Farm Bureau members and their families came by the booth to see what Georgia’s beef industry had to offer. For a full GBB report on the event, see page 23.

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Several Georgia Cattlemen’s Association members and their spouses attended the annual Harvest Celebration, held Nov. 16 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Ga. Attendees were serenaded by country singer John Michael Montgomery, famous for 15 No. 1 hits including “I Can Love You Like That” and “I Swear.” The GCA table included David and Carolyn Gazda, Tammy Cheely, Josh White, Brent Galloway and Billy Moore. Numerous GCA and Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association members were also in attendance and participated as volunteers.“ The Georgia Agribusiness Council does a great job advocating for agriculture across the state,” says White, GCA executive vice president. “We’ve been pleased to work with them on a number of legislative issues over the years and Harvest Celebration is an opportunity for us to say, ‘Thank you’ and for us to continue to invest in the work they do for Georgia agriculture.”


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Fasten Your Seat Belts!

f the strong finish to 2012 in the cattle markets was any indication, we are in for an exciting and profitable 2013 for Georgia’s cattle industry. Feeder cattle and calves have been up steadily the past two weeks as I write this in mid-December. If you’ve been attending any fall bull sales, or reading the sale reports in Georgia Cattleman, you know that bull sales have been setting new record highs across the Southeast. Georgia’s own Calhoun Bull Test Sale set a record-high average for the second consecutive year with more than 100 bulls averaging $2,914. All the consignors are to be commended for sending some of their best bulls to be tested. If you missed out on getting a bull bought at Calhoun, there are several reputable bull sales coming up over the next few months. Be prepared for even stronger prices as the number of quality bulls available for purchase declines and calf prices trend upward this spring. Curt Lacy does a fine job evaluating the outlook for 2013 beginning on page 54 of this issue. Cattle prices are not the only things that have been moving higher as 2012 comes to a close. Georgia Cattlemen’s Association membership finished strong in November with a total of 4,936 members. We will be very close to our 5,000 goal as we enter 2013. I want to say thank you to all the local chapters that made a special commitment to end the year with a membership increase. Our top-recruiting individuals continually tell us what it takes to build membership: ask folks to join. To quote Cole Elrod, president of Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association and one of the top recruiters for 2012, “I keep asking people to join, and they keep saying, ‘Yes.’” We’ve brought back the local chapter raffle fundraiser again this year to encourage local chapters to increase membership and help those chapters that need a fundraiser to get moving in the right direction. We’ve doubled the grand prize this year to $1,000 and last year’s winner, Marion Meeks, will tell you -- you only have to buy one ticket to win! Like the 2012 raffle, local chapters that increase their net membership by five or more members will retain 75 percent of the ticket proceeds and the top three chapters for membership growth through March 31 will retain ALL of their ticket sale revenue. As far as the part that comes back to GCA, a committee of GCA members have been evaluating our headquarters and envisioning improvements that might be made to our 26-year-old building. Any proceeds that come back to GCA will help start the GCA Office Upgrade Fund. If you haven't heard about the raffle in your chapter, be sure to contact your local president or call GCA to get some tickets. Looking forward, the Georgia General Assembly will convene later this month and the GCA Legislative Committee has worked with the Executive Committee


over the past six months to develop a list of priorities for 2013. At the top of that list will be ushering through legislation that will enable Georgia’s cattle owners to vote in a referendum to establish a state checkoff. Hopefully you’ve followed the hard work the Cattle Industry Investment Study Committee has put in over the past several months through articles featured in the August and September Georgia Cattleman. A third update can be found on page 34 of this issue. Look to hear much more about the Georgia Commodity Commission for Beef during 2013 as GCA will take the lead in educating producers on this important investment in our industry’s future. A second priority will be educating our legislators on the tremendous impact that budget cuts have had on our Extension beef cattle infrastructure in the state and advocating for additional funding in the future. I am pleased to report that the Extension beef cattle specialist position in Tifton is being filled this summer. However, the same position in Calhoun remains unfilled and the beef cattle research position housed in Tifton remains unfilled. As you may have read in the November issue, the Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory System remains under budget pressure and GCA will continue to support the adequate funding of this system, which is a vital service to the large animal veterinarians that serve farmers throughout Georgia. The 2013 legislative session promises to be active and we will need each chapter to visit with its representatives and senators to make progress on these issues. Stay alert for details of the annual steak biscuit breakfast at the capitol in late February. It is our most effective legislative event of the year and we need your participation to make it even better. Reflecting at the end of 2012, GCA and Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association members should be proud of many accomplishments. We worked together with other agriculture groups to help pass several tax reform bills. Be sure and sign up for your Georgia Agricultural Tax Exemption certificate today to take advantage of expanded sales tax exemptions. The form is available at the Georgia Department of Agriculture website as well as the GCA website. We're poised to blast through our goal of 5,000 members and keep on growing in 2013. Looking ahead, the Beef Expo and Convention committees have been preparing an outstanding event for anyone interested in the cattle industry to attend April 3 through 6. Perhaps most exciting is the crop of new leaders that will be attending the Emerging Leaders Conference this month and the nominees being assembled by the GCA Nominating Committee that will lead our industry into the future. Thank you each for choosing to be a member of GCA – here’s to an amazing 2013 for you, your family and the Georgia cattle industry! 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. CHUCK JOINER President

425 Gray Road Carrollton, GA 30116 770-832-7299


DAVID GAZDA President-Elect 1985 Morton Road Athens, GA 30605 706-227-9098


Dean Bagwell, Cartersville, 770-382-0747 Carroll T. Cannon, TyTy, 229-776-4383 Kyle Gillooly, Wadley, 478-494-9593

Randy Fordham, Danielsville, 706-207-1301 Doug Williams, Milan, 229-860-0320

Ronnie Griffis, Screven, 912-294-3483

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MELVIN PORTER Vice President 168 Hardman Rd., Jefferson, GA 30549 706-654-8283



172 Hidden Lakes Drive Gray, GA 31032 478-986-6893


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NCBA Directors: Bill Hopkins, Thomson, 706-564-2961 Steve Blackburn, Waynesboro, 214-912-1993 Foundation Chairman: Bill Hopkins, Thomson, 706-564-2961

CattleWomen’s President: Nanette Bryan, Summerville, 706-397-8219

GCA PAST PRESIDENTS 1961-1963 Ben T. Smith, Atlanta 1: James Burton, 423-838-0941 1963-1966 Henry Green, Sr., St. Simons 1966-1968 Dr. Jack Tuttle, Barnesville 1968-1970 J.W. Trunnell, Cochran 2: Eddie Bradley, 706-994-2079 1970-1971 K.J. Hodges, Blakely 1971-1972 Edward B. Pope, Washington 1972-1974 George Berner, Warm Springs 3: Ron Ward, 706-213-9175 1974-1976 Dr. O.E. Sell, Milner 1976-1978 Joe Gayle, Perry 1978-1980 Sam Hay, Covington 4: Bill Cline, 770-251-3518 1980-1981 Lee Campbell, Carrollton 1981-1982 Charles Baker, Calhoun 5: Brent Galloway, 678-410-6070 1982-1983 Webb Bullard, Camilla 1983-1984 Bobby Rowan, Enigma 1984-1985 Harvey Lemmon, Woodbury 1985-1986 Don Griffith, Buchanan 6: Tammy Cheely, 706-465-2136 1986-1987 Gene Chambers, Douglas 1987-1988 Mike Peed, Forsyth 7: Steve Lennon, 706-577-1400 1988-1989 Sam Payne, Calhoun 1989-1990 Bobby Miller, Lula 1990-1991 Newt Muse, Carrollton 1991-1992 Howard T. Jones, Foley, AL 8: Danny McLeod, 770-358-4495 1992-1993 Mark Armentrout, Roswell 1993-1994 Ralph Bridges, Lexington 9: Mike Burke, 706-551-3025 1994-1995 Lane Holton, Camilla 1995-1996 Jim Goodman, Temple 1996-1997 Dr. Frank Thomas, Alamo 10: Scotty Lovett, 229-938-2187 1997-1998 Joe Duckworth, Milledgeville 1998-1999 Betts Berry, Chickamauga 1999-2000 Curly Cook, Crawford 11: Derek Williams, 229-315-0986 2000-2001 Chuck Sword, Williamson 2001-2002 Robert Fountain, Jr., Adrian 12: Ray Hicks, 912-682-8670 2002-2003 Louie Perry, Moultrie 2003-2004 Tim Dean, Lafayette 2004-2005 John Callaway, Hogansville 13: John Moseley, Jr., 229-308-6355 2005-2006 Bill Hopkins, Thomson 2006-2007 Dr. Jim Strickland, Glennville 2007-2008 Evans Hooks, Swainsboro 14: Terry Harris, 229-344-3701 2008-2009 Mike McCravy, Bowdon 2009-2010 Bill Nutt, Cedartown 15: Alvin Walker, 912-282-1717 2010-2011 Bill Bryan, Summerville 2011-2012 Steve Blackburn, Waynesboro



GCA Immediate Past President: Steve Blackburn, 214-912-1993 P.O. Box 179, Waynesboro, GA 30830

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 .................Ray Hicks / 912-682-8670 Oglethorpe .......Andrew Gaines / 706-202-5742 Pachitla ...........B.J. Washington / 229-835-2745 Peach ....................Willis Brown / 478-956-2798 Piedmont ....Charles Woodward / 770-786-9264 Piney Woods............Joe Eason / 912-240-0503 Polk .................Glenn Robinson / 770-815-9122 Pulaski...............D.J. Bradshaw / 478-957-5208 Red Carpet.............Lewis Miller / 770-386-6622 Satilla ...............Alvin Walker Jr. / 912-449-5352 Seminole..............Bruce Barber / 229-524-8633 South Georgia .....Lavawn Luke / 912-345-2102 Southeast Georgia....................Donnie O’Quinn 912-217-1701 Stephens .........Nicholas Moody / 706-716-0381 Tattnall..........Jessie J. Driggers / 912-237-0608

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 / 770-550-4139 Tri-State ..............Steve Reasor / 423-718-1338 Troup ................Ben Comerford / 706-604-5098 Turner ..................Randy Hardy / 229-567-9255 University of Georgia .....................Zach Cowart 678-315-4112 Walton.............Sammy Maddox / 770-267-8724 Washington.......Bobby Brantley / 478-240-0453 Wayne..................Joe B. Harris / 912-586-6728 Webster .................Andy Payne / 229-828-2140 Wilkes..................Shane Moore / 706-678-5705 Worth.................Donald Gilman / 229-776-3779


ABAC .................Jacob Nyhuis / 352-536-5496 Amicalola............George Lyons / 706-265-3328 Appalachian .........John Petit Jr. / 706-273-8457 Baldwin-Jones-Putnam....................David Lowe 478-445-4394 Banks ...............Bobby Whitlock / 706-654-8745 Barrow ..................Keith Prasse / 404-867-2665 Ben Hill-Irwin......Ronny Branch / 229-457-0407 Berrien .....................................................Vacant Blue Ridge Mountain .............Laurie McClearen 706-946-6366 Brooks......................Jeff Moore / 229-263-4248 Burke ........................Al Cooper / 706-554-7256 Carroll ..................Chuck Joiner / 770-301-3243 Clarke-Oconee......Jimmy Willis / 706-769-0828 Colquitt .........Thomas Coleman / 229-941-2930 Cook.......................Sean Resta / 229-896-8285 Coweta ..................Robert Allen / 678-923-6159 Crawford Area .......Doug Bailey / 478-361-3024 Decatur .................Stuart Griffin / 229-246-0951 Elbert ........................Ron Ward / 706-213-9175 Floyd..........................Joe Rush / 706-346-7157 Franklin .............Daryl Freeman / 706-491-3354 Grady ...................Caylor Ouzts / 229-377-7561 Greene Area.............John Dyar / 706-453-7586 Hall ................Steve Brinson Jr. / 770-869-1377 Haralson ...............Jason Johns / 770-851-0691 Harris................Sandy Reames / 706-628-4956 Hart .....................Scott Fleming / 706-376-0151 Heard...................Keith Jenkins / 770-854-5933 Heartland ..............Tony Rogers / 478-934-2430 Henry ....................Marvin Rose / 770-957-5591 Houston...............Wayne Talton / 478-987-0358 Jackson....................Cole Elrod / 678-410-1312 Jefferson ...Donavan Holdeman / 478-625-1076 Johnson Area ..........Will Tanner / 478-278-1922 Laurens ...............Brad Childers / 478-376-4670 Lincoln.............Stan Tankersley / 706-359-7389 Little River.........Michael Griffith / 706-465-3741 Lowndes ...........Andrew Conley / 706-781-8656 Lumpkin ..........Anthony Grindle / 706-300-6605 Macon....................Ron Conner / 478-847-5944 Madison...............Dave Stewart / 706-797-2076 Meriwether......Harvey Lemmon / 706-977-9222 Mid-Georgia .....Ray Brumbeloe / 770-567-0808 Miller...................Trent Clenney / 229-758-2844 Mitchell ............J. Dean Daniels / 229-336-5271 Morgan.........................Ed Prior / 706-474-0355 Murray.....................Chris Crow / 706-897-9891 North Georgia ........Wesley Hall / 770-888-7249 Northeast Georgia ......................Garnett Hulsey 706-778-5533 Northwest Georgia .....................David Holcomb 706-463-3088 Ocmulgee ..............Jim Cannon / 229-467-2042

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Abigail Allen, Talmo Charlie Allen, McRae Samantha Allen, Talmo Taylor Allen, Talmo Woody Allen, McRae John David Anderson, McRae Carl Davis Bailey Jr., Cordele Dalton Barlow, Eastman Michael Barnes, Boston Jeremy Bass, Lumber City Patrick Baynes, Chatsworth Jesse Bell, Jefferson Jerry Bland, Helena Sammy Boney, McRae Kevin T. Booth, Valdosta Linda Booth, Hahira Kory Brock, Nicholson Audrey Brown, Franklin Jaye Brown, Chauncey Sam Brown, Franklin Stephen Burton, Pelham Allen Byars, Painville Chester Cannon, Milan Trey Cannon, McRae Bert Carithers, Athens David Cartwright, McRae Cameron Carver, Douglas Courtney Carver, Douglas Ridge Chaisson, Jefferson Jody Chumbler, Cumming Todd Claxton, Hazlehurst Colony Bank - Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Grant Cook, McRae Terry Cook, McRae Cindy Cooper, Jefferson Derek Dale, Jefferson Whitley Dale, Jefferson Zackery Dale, Gillsville Paton Day, Covington David Deen, Lumber City Kenneth Dowling, McRae Clint Edge, Jacksonville Colby Edge, Milan Joe Elrod, Talmo Rachel Fautsch, Newnan Jackson Fields, Athens Katie Fife, Hoschton Charles Foster, McRae Andrew Fussell, McRae Tracy Fussell, McRae Jack Garland, Locust Grove Amanda Gilliard, Nicholls Dan E. Glick, Hoschton

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Amanda Gordy, Gibson Tristan Grace, Covington Casey Green, Bishop Jill Green, Bishop Marvin D. Green, Bishop Tanner Green, Bishop Treva D. Green, Bishop Tyler Grace Green, Bishop Carter Greene, McRae Brandon Hamilton, Ball Ground Lawton Harris, Hillsboro Matt Hatchett, Dublin James Hayes, Jefferson Ben Hefton, McRae Carlin Henderson, Milan Colby Henderson, Milan Randall High, Camilla Brian S. Hitchcock, Hiram John Holbert, Calhoun Andy Howard, Locust Grove Robert Hucke, Lafayette Ronald Hulett, McRae Myra Jackson, Pendergrass Derek Johnson, Lumber City Luke Johnson, Jefferson Jamie Jones, Milan Joey Jones, Milan Leslie Jones, Jacksonville Cathie Ault Kasch, Chattanooga, Tenn. Michael Scott Kelly, Monticello Mike Kent, Gainesville Marty Kinnett, McRae Stephen Kinnett, McRae Brandon Knight, Rutledge Otha Knight, Social Circle Ashlee Knowles, Milan Donna Knowles, McRae Kaylee Knowles, Milan Caleb Ladd, Pendergrass Ronald & Melissa Langdale, Sumner Conrad Lavender, Jefferson Timmy Lee, Lumber City David Lewis, Milan Hunter Lewis, Milan Jamie Lynn Lewis, Milan Jay Lewis, Milan Keagen Lewis, Milan Nichole Lewis, Hogansville Trece Lingler, Tifton John Linkesh, Gainesville Bennie Livingston, McRae


Zack Lowe, Jacksonville Turner Lynn, Bainbridge Trent Maddox, Monticello William Martin, Talmo H. Hugh McBride, Lumber City Desmond McCormick, McRae Samuel McDuffie, Jefferson Fred McIntyre, Fitzgerald Earl Merritt, McRae Chanzlee Mitchell, Jefferson Teddy Mixon, Ocilla Levi Moore, Helena Tracey Moore Sr., Helena Cindy Morris, Uvalda Edwin Neal, McRae Lauren Newsom, Tifton Kori Odum, Whigham Jacqueline Owens, Lawrenceville Carson Page, Jefferson Savannah Page, Jefferson Libby Parham, Newnan Gene Murl Patrick, Milan Morgan Patterson, Shady Dale Wesley Paulk, Ocilla Ashlyn Payne, Homer Easton Payne, Homer Larry Payne Jr., Eastanollee Brandon Pittman, Nicholson Braxton Pittman, Nicholson Joshua Pittman, Nicholson Julia Pittman, Nicholson Katy Paige Potts, Jefferson Nick Potts, Jefferson Randy & Donna Priest, Cartersville Jimmy Pruett Jr., Eastman Kolton Pruitt, Pendergrass Luke Pruitt, Pendergrass Mike Pruitt, Pendergrass James Ragan, Camilla Frank Ray, Jacksonville Owen Ray, Jacksonville Riley Ray, Jacksonville Russ Ray, Jacksonville Brent Roberts, Monroe Darrell Ross, Ocilla Macky Rowland, Eastman Leigh E. Rush, Adairsville Elizabeth Sanders, Milan Heath Sanders, Milan W. Paul Seabolt, Cleveland Heidi Seagraves, Nicholson

Landis Seagraves, Nicholson Ricky Sanders, Maysville Keely Shultz, Jefferson Jack Siebert, Jefferson Tate Siebert, Jefferson Storm Slaybaugh, North Fort Myers, Fla. Jim Simmons, McDonough Danny Smith, McRae Ellie Smith, Milan Justin Smith, Fitzgerald Cody Sparks, Monticello Abby Spires, McRae Benjamin J. Spires, McRae Waylon Spires, McRAe Ronnie Spivey, Wray Ben Stanley, Rhine Bill Stapleton, Eastman Randy Steadham, Jackson Andrew Stephenson, McRae Keith Steverson, McRae Rhett Stringer, Gainesville Charles G. Stroud Sr., Macon Kendall Stovall, Danielsville Cathy Taylor, McRae Charles Taylor, McRae Tony Taylor, Chauncey Liam Tewksbury, Madison Titus Tolbert, Nicholson Cale Ussery, Milan Daniel S. Vaagen, Rockmart Tim Vaughn, Eastman Will Venable, McRae Luke Walker, Rhine David Waters, Ball Ground Roy L. White, Alamo Gregory L. Wiley, Warthen Joey Williams, Lenox John G. Williams, Dublin Joy Williams, Milan Sammie Williams, Canyon, Texas Chad Williamson, Gillsville Earnest Witherow Jr., Chatsworth Richie Wood, Jefferson Kate Wooten, Commerce E. Matt Wright, McRae Hugh L. Yawn, Milan Wes Yawn, Rhine







Q Share what it means to be an Executive Committee member and some of the responsibilities you undertake.

Meet GCA Executive Committee member Kyle Gillooly

traveling with my dad and watching him judge the big shows all over the country: Denver, Louisville, Ft. Worth, San Antonio, etc. That was a dream of mine at a young age, to walk some of ANSWER: As I still consider myself those same showrings that he did. a young and/or new face to GCA, it’s We’ve even judged together a few times, an honor to sit with a special group of and those will be the most special gentlemen on the Executive Committee. memories of judging long after we’re My perspective of our role as a both done. I met my wife, Jennifer, committee is more or less as a multishowing cattle on a national level. I tasking group. We are a major support moved to Georgia in 2005 and started system for all groups associated with working for her grandfather, Charles GCA, such as the Board of Directors, Smith. We run nearly 1,500 head of Beef Board, Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s registered and commercial cattle. We Association, National Cattlemen’s Beef have an annual production sale at the Association, etc. We assist the office farm and sell most bulls through private staff in multiple areas of decisiontreaty. making – anything from office and Q In your opinion, what is the magazine issues to Beef Expo and Summer Conference matters. Also, we most pertinent issue Georgia’s beef are an available link between the GCA industry is facing today? office and cattle breeders. We hopefully make decisions that result in one thing: ANSWER: Along with the issues what’s best for cattlemen and women most commonly mentioned – media and their GCA families. concerns, government policies, animal rights groups, etc. – an issue that always Q Describe your background concerns me is the disappearance in and involvement in the beef cattle family farming operations throughout industry. Georgia, especially regarding cattle farms. I am concerned that the younger ANSWER: I am the General Manager generations either A) aren’t interested of CES Polled Herefords and Smith in taking over the family operation or Angus Farm of Wadley, Ga., in B) are unable to financially continue Jefferson County. A native of Indiana, I with it. That’s why our association is so grew up with Angus and Hereford important and valuable to the family cattle as well as a family-owned hybrid farm. We have to be a voice not only in seed corn operation. I graduated from our state offices, but especially at the Purdue University with a degree in government level. Help the next animal science in 2002. I grew up generation, don’t just regulate it.

QUICK FACTS: • Gillooly and wife Jennifer have a 3year-old son, Grant, and a daughter due in April. They run a small Angus and Hereford operation at Predestined Cattle Co. • Gillooly was recently featured in an Indiana newspaper for his history in livestock judging. He says, “Judging is kind of a getaway for me. It’s a special honor to be able to travel and evaluate some of the best cattle in the country whether it’s on a national, state or local level. In regards to junior shows, I enjoy being able to not only judge their cattle, but encourage the youth and support them in one of the best industry’s they can be a part of.” • His favorite beef dish is “anything steak-related,” especially if it’s prepared on a Big Green Egg grill.

Q What improvements or

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

ANSWER: Relating this to the previous question, I am however encouraged by the fact that GCA is increasing in membership. We want to reach our goal in 2013 so we can set the next one. When we get satisfied as an association, we will digress in our mission. I don’t know of many improvements that I can mention, because I honestly feel like we have the best group of individuals in our GCA office in Macon. We are all very fortunate to have such a hard-working staff that goes to bat for every cattleman in Georgia. GC G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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EPA Signs Off on Final Florida Numeric Nutrient Criteria

A long, drawn out battle over Florida’s Numeric Nutrient Criteria standards is closer to completion as the Environmental Protection Agency approved the state’s own water quality criteria for springs, lakes and streams in early December. The action marked an important step in the agency’s continued push to force states to adopt numeric nutrient criteria under the Clean Water Act. Under the CWA, states develop their own water quality standards in order to protect water quality. Most states utilize narrative standards such as “fishable or swimmable,” as opposed to numeric, which is a specific number per segment of water. These numeric nutrient criteria standards have less flexibility for state permitting authorities and increase the legal liability for riparian landowners. Despite the fact that Florida was already on its way to developing new water quality standards for its flowing waters, EPA came down with federal numeric nutrient criteria standards for the state in 2010, which drew widespread opposition. After significant political pushback and public opposition, agency officials encouraged Florida to continue to draft its own standards, which led to this most recent action by EPA.

US Senate Grants Permanent Normal Trade Relations Status to Russia

As part of Russia’s accession agreement with the United States, Russia will expand its market access for US beef to 60,000 metric tons of frozen beef and an unlimited supply of high quality beef at a 15 percent tariff rate. This will significantly expand access for US beef to Russia, which was the fifth-largest market for US beef in 2011, accounting for more than $250 million in sales. Russia officially joined the World Trade Organization in August 2012, but in order for Americans to fully benefit from the accession – including the use of WTO dispute settlement mechanisms – Congress had to remove Russia from the Jackson-Vanik agreement and grant it Permanent Normal Trade Relations. The US House recently approved the legislation with overwhelming support and the bill headed to President Obama’s desk for consideration. Once signed into law, US beef producers should begin to benefit from the provisions of the Russia WTO accession agreement. Though the promise of greater market access is enticing, there are a few remaining concerns with the non-tariff barriers. Recent statements from Russian officials regarding meat imports and US production technologies have not been reassuring. Given Russia’s history of using non-science based standards to disrupt imports of US pork and poultry, coupled with Russia’s opposition to the approval of production technologies in Codex, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association joined National Pork Producers Council and others in requesting the US Department of Agriculture and US Trade Relations work with Russia to implement and abide by internationally recognized science-based standards for all proteins. In order for US beef producers to expand operations to meet demand in Russia, agriculturalists need to know that US beef will not be subject to market-disrupting non-science based standards. GC

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For Florida farmers and ranchers, this means good news. The state of Florida has committed to working with agriculture to exempt agricultural ditches, stock ponds and other agricultural waters. For EPA, the agency has possibly recognized that numeric criteria are not always the best option for protecting water quality, potentially setting a precedent for the rest of the country. According to National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Deputy Environmental Counsel Ashley McDonald, the agency’s approval of Florida’s numeric nutrient criteria standards is a positive step forward. “This is an important milestone in the long-standing battle between overreaching federal regulations and the ability for states to set their own nutrient criteria,” McDonald says. “Cattle producers in Florida care about water quality. Their families drink that water, and their cattle’s health depends upon it. It is the state of Florida who has the best knowledge and expertise to set scientifically defensible standards for the state’s waters.” GC

EPA Denies Ethanol Mandate Waiver Requests

Cattlemen Continue to Face High Feed Prices with No Relief National Cattlemen’s Beef Association expressed disappointment after the announcement that the Environmental Protection Agency denied a request to waive the Renewable Fuels Standard mandate for the production of corn ethanol. “In light of the most widespread drought to face the country in more than 50 years, the refusal to grant this waiver is a blatant example of the flawed policy of the RFS,” says NCBA President J.D. Alexander. “The artificial support for corn ethanol provided for by the RFS is only making the situation worse for cattlemen and women by driving up feed costs.” In comments submitted by NCBA to EPA in October, NCBA states that the cattle industry, along with other livestock groups, suffered a significant economic impact due to the RFS mandate and the drought. From December 2007 to August 2012, the cattle feeding sector of the beef industry lost a record $4 billion in equity due to high feed costs and economic factors that negatively affected beef demand. According to US Department of Agriculture reports, corn prices increased about 60 percent since June 15, 2012, and the near futures price is hovering around $8 per bushel. In a report by USDA's Economic Research Service, 2011 feed costs for livestock, poultry and dairy reached a record high of $54.6 billion - an increase of more than $9 billion over 2010 costs. These costs are borne by cattlemen and women nationwide, according to Alexander. Further, the ending carry-over stocks for 2012 to 2013 are now forecast at 647 million bushels, less than 5 percent of expected corn usage, and the lowest amount ever, according to USDA reports. This is a 35 percent decrease from last year’s carry-over amount. If realized this would mean there would be very limited corn reserves for next year should the country experience another poor crop. The effects of the refusal to waive the RFS will be felt throughout the economy with predictions of 500,000 head of beef cattle and a 50,000 dairy cow liquidation in the US alone in 2012. These losses are driven by drought and high input costs. “Our message to EPA and Administrator Jackson is how bad does it have to get for livestock producers before relief is brought to rural America? Cattlemen and women are only asking for a level playing field,” Alexander says. “With EPA’s refusal to grant a waiver when faced with these conditions, it is clear the RFS is not working as Congress intended.” GC





Overreaching Regulations Continue to be a Burden on Cattlemen By Ashley McDonald, NCBA Deputy Environmental Counsel

The fiscal cliff is looming. Congress and the White House remain locked in tough negotiations over the “cliff,” which is a set of tax hikes and spending cuts that could go into effect this month if Washington doesn't get its act together. Another looming issue that may not be receiving as much attention during this critical time in our government is the “environmental cliff,” the overreaching environmental regulations which continue to plague cattle producers. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association continues to lead the charge in defending cattlemen and women from an extreme environmental agenda which not only hurts producers, but the economy as a whole. The particulate matter standard, commonly referred to as the dust standard, remains one of the most important environmental issues facing cattle producers. Every five years, the Environmental Protection Agency is required to review scientific studies associated with criteria pollutants regulated under the National Ambient Air Quality Standards, many times setting the levels without regard to the costs of implementing such a stricter standard. Particulate matter is one of these criteria pollutants. Agricultural operations in arid parts of the country can have a difficult time attaining compliance with the dust standard at its current level. Mother Nature in that part of the country makes compliance virtually impossible considering the amount of naturally occurring windblown dust. If you add to that the dust kicked up by cattle moving around in feedlots, you end up in what’s called a nonattainment area, meaning farmers and ranchers often have to implement costly practices in order to mitigate dust. In April 2011 EPA staff recommended to Administrator Jackson that she should double the stringency of the existing dust standard. After NCBA commissioned a study to find out what kind of effect that kind of change would cause across cattle country, it was apparent the entire Midwest, West and Southwest would either be in nonattainment or at the brink of it: 15 miles-perhour speed limits on dirt roads, paving dirt and gravel roads, wind breaks along country roads and a prohibition on harvesting or tilling during the day could now become real regulatory requirements in the country’s breadbasket.

NCBA went on the defensive, inciting what became a rural America political backlash, the likes of which EPA has never seen. In the end, Administrator Jackson was forced to say she would not propose to lower the standard. Holding true to her promise, in June 2012 EPA proposed retaining the existing dust standard. NCBA, our state affiliates and members submitted comments encouraging EPA to make the proposal final. The final standard was published in midDecember. The Concentrated Animal Feeding Operation rule is back in the environmental news circuit as well. EPA announced in October another round of comments on the Clean Water Act regulation for CAFOs. The request for comments was in response to requirements of the Regulatory Flexibility Act, which requires that a review of the effects of a regulation that’s been certified to have a substantial effect on small businesses be conducted by the issuing agency within 10 years of the regulation’s publication. The agency may use the review to determine whether the regulation should be continued without change, or should be amended or rescinded. It’s estimated that 40 percent of all CAFO facilities fall under the small entity provision, according to EPA. Even though the agency says in its announcement that it is looking for comments on “whether there is a ‘continued need’ for regulations on CAFOs,” and “the extent to which the rule overlaps, duplicates or conflicts with other federal, state or local government regulations,” it is unlikely the EPA will ease the burden

of the CAFO rule on farmers and ranchers. NCBA will submit comments to EPA on behalf of the cattle industry. On the topic of Florida’s battle with EPA on the state’s numeric nutrient criteria standards, there is still a long way to go. Other states are being pressured by EPA to develop numeric criteria, and environmental extremist groups are rushing to sue over provisions they say significantly deter efforts to regulate discharges. These groups continue to tie things up in the court system, wasting valuable time and financial resources, and all too often EPA sides with their agendas, creating more problems for cattle producers. NCBA hopes that the decision by the agency to uphold Florida’s own numeric nutrient criteria standards sets a precedent for other states that are fighting to maintain their position as an equal partner in implementation of the CWA. Cattlemen and women should encourage their state officials to stand up for their own rights under the CWA and not to let EPA commandeer the entire system. Though EPA continues to attempt to expand its regulatory authority beyond what Congress intended and implement overreaching rules, NCBA continues to be a strong opposing force to these regulations in Washington and across the country. Be it dust regulation, numeric nutrient criteria, greenhouse gas regulations or protection from intrusive government fly-overs, NCBA will work hard in 2013 to advance our environmental issues and prevent regulatory overreach from stifling productivity and growth in the cattle industry. GC

Legislative Watch

H.R. 1259 / S. 2242 – Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act To fully and permanently repeal the estate tax. NCBA urges a YES vote on the Death Tax Repeal Permanency Act. Key Sponsors: Rep. Kevin Brady, R-Texas; Sen. John Thune, R-SD. S. 1129 – Grazing Improvement Act To make improvements to the efficiency and stability of the federal lands grazing permit process. NCBA urges a YES vote on S. 1129. Key Sponsor: Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo. H.R. 6083 – Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act The House version of the 2012 Farm Bill. NCBA urges a YES vote on H.R. 6083. Key Sponsor: Frank Lucas, R-Okla. H.R. 3098 — Renewable Fuel Standard Elimination Act To amend the Clean Air Act to repeal the Environmental Protection Agency's renewable fuel program. NCBA urges a YES vote on H.R. 3098. Key Sponsor: Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va. GC G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Industry Loses 3 Friends

Dr. Lynda Kelley Nov. 14, 2012 Lynda Collins Kelley, 58, died Nov. 14, 2012. Born in Lincolnton, NC, she was the daughter of Emma Janet Highfil Collins and the late William Henry Collins. Kelley earned a Bachelors of Science in animal sciences from North Carolina State University and was selected for Alpha Zeta and Phi Kappa Phi. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University, where she was selected for the OSU Program for Academic Excellence for Women and elected to the OSU Task Force for Professional Schools. She earned her PhD in veterinary pathology from the University of Georgia, won the National Resident Research Award from the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and elected for Phi Zeta. She also earned the Pathology Research Award for Excellence in Research. Kelley was a large animal vet before becoming a pathologist for the United States Department of Agriculture in 1987. She maintained her state license and national accreditation for veterinary medicine throughout her career with USDA. She became a senior scientist for USDA and served on the Biological Weapons Team of the United Nations in Vienna in 2003. At her time of death, she was the Strategic Manager for Research for the Food Safety Inspection Services. In 2002, she earned the USDA secretary's Honor Award for Heroism and Emergency Response. In 2011, Kelley was recognized by the secretary of agriculture for contributions to and service in the public's interest. Kelley was the 2012 recipient of the Dr. Daniel E. Salmon Award for Exemplary Achievement in Federal Veterinary Medicine. She earned 17 different recognitions from USDA. Kelley had unparalleled knowledge of biological weapons, food safety, food security and extensive teaching experience in veterinary pathology. She was respected by colleagues as a leading expert in her field. Her daughter Anna says, “She was the best mother anyone could ask for. Even though she was incredibly intelli16 January 2013

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21st ANNUAL REPLACEMENT HEIFER SALE Sponsored by Saluda County Cattlemen’s Association Saturday - Feb. 23, 2013 - 12:30 p.m. Saluda Livestock Market - Saluda, SC

200 Open and Bred Heifers Selling

 Sired by Angus, Simmental, SimAngus, Gelbvieh, Balancer & Polled Hereford bulls  Performance Tested

 Offering both open heifers and fall calving bred heifers

 Calfhood vaccinated and on excellent herd health program  All heifers are BVD-PI tested

 Sold in uniform groups of 2 to 5 head

 Officially screened and sorted by Clemson University Extension Service Representatives

Consigned by 13 leading beef cattle farms: Henry & Wayne Black Black Crest Farm Bledsoe Farms Clinton & Vanoy Clark Todd Hall Don & Marty Havird Terry Kirkland & Ryan Mayo

Woody Padget Riley Farms Bruce Rushton Tommy Shealy & Chris Swygert Virgil Wall Yon Family Farms

Lunch provided by Saluda 4-H

For Information Contact: Saluda County Cattlemen’s Association Phil Perry, County Extension Agent 201 East Church Street, Saluda, SC 29138-1403 (864) 445-8117, extension 115 (office) • (864) 445-8413 (home) (864) 993-5145 (cell) • (864) 445-8119 (fax) • email:

Congratulations to Jason Storey of Newnan, Ga., a member of the Coweta County Cattlemen's Association, for the winning entry in the January equipment photo contest!

Stay tuned to the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Facebook page for the February photo of the month contest!

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Georgia Farm Bureau Announces Officers

Voting delegates at the 75th annual Georgia Farm Bureau Convention re-elected Georgia Cattlemen’s Association member Zippy Duvall as president and GCA past president Robert Fountain Jr. as middle Georgia vice president in early December. This will be Duvall’s fourth twoyear term as GFB president. “I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your confidence in re-electing me as your president,” Duvall said in his acceptance speech. “I love working for you and representing the greatest industry in our state. … We, the farmers, have something to be proud of, and we’re going to move forward to continue our work for you.” Duvall is a resident of Greene County. His family raises broilers, hay and beef cattle. Fountain, a resident of Emmanuel County, has held his position since 2009. He held it previously from 1997 to 2006, and represents 56 counties running from Alabama to South Carolina state lines. He raises cattle, hay, timber, small grains and pecans and also

Mulvaney, McCurdy Win Hereford Scholarships During Annual Meeting

Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association members Chandler Mulvaney and Krissi McCurdy were was awarded scholarships from the Hereford Youth Foundation of American during the American Hereford Association annual meeting in Kansas City, Mo., in November. Mulvaney won the $5,000 Bill and Jo Ellard Scholarship and McCurdy received the $1,250 Bar One Scholarship. GC 18 January 2013

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represents GFB on the Georgia Beef Board. Additional new officers include: D.E. McCorkle of McDuffie County, 4th district director; Scotty Raines of Turner County, 8th district director; Gerald Long of Decatur County, also on GBB, south Georgia vice president; Bernard Sims of Catoosa County, north Georgia vice president; Henry J. West of Gordon County, 1st district; Randy Ruff of Elbert County, 2nd district; Nora Goodman of Paulding County,


3rd district; Jim Ham of Monroe County, 5th district; James Emory Tate of Jeff Davis County, 6th district; Ben Boyd of Screven County, 7th district; Don Wood of Wilcox County, 8th district; Lucius Adkins Jr. of Baker County, 9th district; Daniel Johnson of Pierce County, 10th district; Garrett Ganas of Ware County, GFB Young Farmer Committee chairman; and Nanette Bryan of Chattooga County, Georgia CattleWomen’s Association president, GFB Women’s Leadership Committee chairwoman. GC

Strickland Honored with Farm Bureau Award

Dr. James E. “Jim” Strickland, a Directors for more than 40 years and is past president of Georgia Cattlemen’s a past county Farm Bureau president as Association, was presented with the well as a past American Farm Bureau Georgia Farm Bureau Distinguished Federation committee member. Service Award during “Throughout his the 75th annual GFB career, Dr. Strickland has Convention in Decembeen a devoted advocate ber. The award is the for animal agriculture not highest honor GFB only in Georgia, but on gives to a volunteer the national level, too,” leader and is designed says Georgia Farm Bureau to recognize those who President Zippy Duvall. made outstanding con“His volunteer work with tributions to Farm Farm Bureau and the Bureau and agriculture. Georgia Cattlemen’s AssoStrickland pracciation has benefitted catticed veterinary meditle producers and concine in Thomaston and sumers as he has been a Glennville, Ga., for strong spokesperson for STRICKLAND more than 20 years the Beef Quality before becoming an Extension veteri- Assurance program and other food safenarian for 15 years. He served on the ty practices.” GC Tattnall County Farm Bureau Board of


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Oglethorpe County Cattlemen’s Association

Three Rivers Cattlemen’s Association

Attorney Lee Cannon of McRae, Ga., a member of Three Rivers Cattlemen’s Association, sponsored the November McRae Rotary Club meeting. Cannon (far left) invited association President Derek Williams (right) and Josh White, executive vice president of Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and Georgia Beef Board, to share information about the cattle industry. Williams discussed the local cattle industry and encouraged attendees to join the association and White gave a talk on the local, state, national and international perspectives on the beef cattle industry.

Oglethorpe County ended its year on a high note Dec. 11 as more than 100 attended the annual youth night meeting. A supper of ribs, baked beans, hashbrown casserole and desserts was served, sponsored by The Commercial Bank, and Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Director of Youth Activities Dallas Duncan spoke about the junior association. The juniors in attendance introduced themselves and told what species they show. The annual cake auction featured a huge assortment — chocolate, alligator pecan pie, tea cakes, fudge

and more — and raised more than $1,100 for the Oglethorpe County juniors. In addition, officers for 2013 were selected: Andrew Gaines, president; Kelly Postin, vice president; Robin Hawkins, secretary; Dee Pelewski, treasurer; and Charles Andrews was appointed to the executive board for a three-year term.


Fuller Supply Co. of Douglas, Ga., partnered with the South Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and Coffee County Young Farmers to host a cattlemen’s field day in Douglas in early November. The group was given a brief legislative and industry update by Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Josh White, followed by a cattle handling and vaccination demonstration sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health representative Henry Jones. Dr. Lee Jones, a beef cattle specialist from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s population health group, provided expert insight on these vaccination programs. G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Brooke’s Beef Bites Happy New Year! It’s hard to believe another year has come and gone. Each one seems to go by faster than the last!

As I was thinking about what to write for this article, my husband, Brad, told me a story about his family, and I knew I wanted to share it. Growing up, my grandfather-in-law – Paw Paw – didn’t have much money and never got to enjoy a nice steak dinner. As a kid, Paw Paw promised himself that when he had a family, he would always feed them steak at least one day during the holiday season. Even if they couldn’t enjoy it any other day of the year, he would save his money and make sure that during the holidays, he and his family would eat beef! As we begin 2013, I want to continue Paw Paw’s tradition and share with you a “New Year’s Day Lucky Lunch.” In the South, most of us know the traditions of eating collard greens on New Year’s Day to bring fortune and black eyed peas to bring luck. So, I turned to everyone’s favorite Southern chef, Paula Deen, for inspiration and found three delicious recipes to keep these traditions alive! I did, however, put my own beefy twist on Paula’s dishes. Instead of using ham hock or bacon in the greens and peas, I used oxtail. “Oxtail” is the culinary name for the tail of cattle. The tail is skinned and cut into sections, each containing a portion of tailbone, some marrow in the center and a bony portion of meat surrounding the tail. The meat is gelatinous and is best used for stocks, soups and braises. The marrow and meat create incredible flavor when braised with greens and peas! I hope you will incorporate this lucky menu into your New Year’s traditions. I wish you all a wonderful and prosperous new year from my family to yours. 22 January 2013 • G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N

By Brooke Williams, GBB director of industry information

RECIPE: Country Fried Steak with Gravy

INGREDIENTS 1 ½ cups, plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour ¼ cup, plus ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 8 tenderized beef round steaks, cubed 1 teaspoon House Seasoning (recipe follows) 1 teaspoon seasoning salt ¼ cup garlic powder 2 cups buttermilk 2/3 cup vegetable oil 1 cup, plus 1 ½ teaspoon salt 1 quart whole milk ½ teaspoon monosodium glutamate 1 bunch green onions or 1 medium yellow onion, sliced

INSTRUCTIONS 1. Make House Seasoning: Combine 1 cup salt, ¼ cup black pepper and garlic powder. Mix together and store in an airtight container up to six months. 2. Combine 1 ½ cups flour and ¼ teaspoon black pepper in a small bowl. Sprinkle one side of meat with House Seasoning and the other with seasoning salt. 3. Dredge the meat in buttermilk and then flour. 4. Heat ½ cup oil in a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add two or four steaks to the hot oil and fry until browned, about five to six minutes per side. Remove each steak to a paper towel-lined plate to drain. Repeat with the remaining steaks, adding up to ¼ cup more oil as needed. 5. Make the gravy: Add 2 tablespoons flour to the pan drippings, scraping the bottom with a wooden spoon. Stir in remaining ¼ teaspoon pepper and salt. 6. Reduce the heat to medium and cook, stirring frequently, until the flour is medium brown and the mixture is bubbly. 7. Slowly add the whole milk and monosodium glutamate, stirring constantly. 8. Return the steaks to the skillet and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce the heat to low and place onions on top of steaks. 9. Cover the pan and let simmer for 30 minutes.

COLLARD GREENS Ingredients: 1 pound oxtail 1 tablespoon House Seasoning 1 teaspoon seasoning salt 1 tablespoon hot red pepper sauce 1 large bunch collard greens 1 tablespoon butter

Instructions: 1. In a large pot, bring 3 quarts of water to a boil. Add meat, House Seasoning, seasoning salt and hot sauce. Reduce heat to medium and cook for one hour. 2. Wash collard greens thoroughly. Remove stems by holding the leaf in your left hand and stripping it down with your right hand. 3. Stack six to eight leaves on top of one another, roll up and slice into ½- to 1-inch thick slices. 4. Place greens in pot with meat and add butter. Cook for 45 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally. When done, taste and adjust seasoning.

SPICY BLACK-EYED PEAS Ingredients: 1 pound oxtail 1 medium onion, chopped 16 ounces dried black-eyed peas, washed 12 ounces diced tomatoes and green chiles 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon chili powder ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper 3 cups water

Instructions: 1. Sautee onions with olive oil in a pan. 2. In a separate pan, add the peas, diced tomatoes and green chiles, oxtail, salt, chili powder, pepper and water. Add the sautéed onions. 3. Cover and cook over medium heat for 45 minutes to one hour, or until the peas are tender. 4. Add additional water if necessary. Recipes adapted from Paula Deen, Food Network



Georgia Beef Board Report

GBB Promotes Beef Industry Statewide in 2012

Compiled by Brooke Williams

Jennifer Houston


Georgia Beef Board wrapped up another successful year in December. GBB represented the beef industry all over the state: food events held everywhere from Atlanta to Savannah; industry events in Macon and Jekyll; and a variety of media, ag days and retail promotions aimed to educate the public about beef’s value in the daily diet. In addition, more than 43,000 copies of beef-related recipes and brochures were given out at the Georgia National Fair this October. Every event was met with a positive reaction and GBB staff and volunteers are excited about what 2013 will hold! The Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College Beef Team wrapped up in fall 2012, and GBB would like to thank all those who participated: Laura Daniel Major, Suzanne Black, Cole Brogdon, Amanda Gilliard, Spencer Highsmith, Glen Major, Jacob Nyhuis, Grace Parker, Scott Steele and Aaron Weaver. These students did an amazing job educating consumers at the meat case and serving steak samples each week! The final 2012 event for GBB was the 75th Annual Georgia Farm Bureau Convention, held at the newly opened convention center in Jekyll Island, Ga. GBB partnered with Georgia AT THE 75TH ANNUAL GEORGIA FARM BUREAU CONVENTION, trade show attendees spun the “Wheel of Beef Fortune” at the GBB booth, and registered for a steak supper gift basket, won by David Blizzard (shown in far right photo), a member of the Baldwin-Jones-Putnam Cattlemen’s Association.

Curt Lacy

Cattlemen’s Association to set up a large corner booth at the trade show. Attendees spun the “Wheel of Beef Fortune” for prizes – and beef facts! – and enjoyed samples of GBB’s “famous” ground beef meatballs. In addition, people could sign up to win the steak supper gift basket, which was awarded to David Blizzard, a member of the BaldwinJones-Putnam Cattlemen’s Association. After the trade show ended on Dec. 4, GBB staff headed to the beef cattle commodity meeting. Tennesee Beef Council’s Jennifer Houston, southeast region vice president for the Federation of State Beef Councils, spoke on the history of the Beef Checkoff program and the potential for state checkoffs. Curt Lacy, University of Georgia Extension livestock economist, gave his predictions for the 2013 beef cattle market. GBB Director of Industry Information Brooke Williams and Treasurer Gerald Long spoke about the board’s Checkoff dollars and events for the 2011 to 2012 fiscal year. It was certainly a busy year for GBB staff, and plans are already in the works for events this year. Keep an eye on our Facebook page and email blasts for upcoming opportunities to volunteer with GBB and help share the beef story! GC

GEORGIA BEEF BOARD OFFICERS Harvey Lemmon, Chairman P.O. Box 524 Woodbury, GA 30293 706-553-5124 Home 706-553-3911 Work

Phil Harvey, Vice Chairman P.O. Box 928 Jackson, GA 30233 770-775-7314 Home 770-775-7351 Work Gerald Long, Treasurer 3005 Old Whigham Road Bainbridge, GA 39817 229-246-7519 Dr. Frank Thomas 68 GA 149 Alamo, GA 30411 912-568-7743

Lane Holton 7851 N Turkey Road Camilla, GA 31730 229-336-5686 Zippy Duvall P.O. Box 7068 Macon, GA 31298 478-474-8411

Robert Fountain Jr. P.O. Box 167 Adrian, GA 31002 478-668-4808

Kenneth Murphy 5266 Luthersville Road Luthersville, GA 30251 770-550-0339 Cell Allen Wiggins 1315 U.S. 41 Ashburn, GA 31714 229-567-3371

Jim Malcolm P.O. Box 758 Greensboro, GA 30642 706-453-7368

Joel Keith 4541 Mountville Road Hogansville, GA 30230 Home 706-637-8818 / Cell 706-594-2873 The Georgia Beef Board 877-444-BEEF GEORGIA CATTLEMAN • January

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889 Austin Reynolds Road Bethlehem, GA 30620 706-248-1431 (cell) 770-867-2665 (home) Herd Consultant: Bruce Robbins 210-861-5136

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Vernon & Carolyn Turner 5147 Mark Brown Rd NE Dalton, Georgia 30721


Bovine Anaplasmosis

By Kerri Strickland, Jonathan Bentley, Victoria Churchill, Kristin Williams (UGA Veterinary Class of 2013) and Lee Jones, DVM, MS

Anaplasmosis, also known as Gall sickness, is a non-contagious, vector-borne infectious disease that affects the cattle in tropical and subtropical regions worldwide. It is usually transmitted by blood-sucking insects such as ticks and is endemic to the United States, with a higher prevalence of disease occurring in the southern states. Anaplasmosis is responsible for economic losses from decreased production and high treatment costs. It is also difficult to clear from a herd once it has been established, as outbreaks can occur when animals move to endemic areas and are exposed to carriers and vectors.

Bovine anaplasmosis is caused by the Rickettsial organism Anaplasma marginale, which is a bacteria closely related to organisms that cause diseases such as Rocky Mountain spotted fever, equine granulocytic ehrlichiosis and human granuloctyic anaplasmosis. Anaplasma marginale is an obligate, intra-erythrocytic bacteria, which means that it can only live and reproduce inside of a host animal’s red blood cells. The bacteria evolved to live in particular tick species and can be transmitted throughout life stages, including eggs and offspring. The species of ticks that can spread the disease include Rhipicephalus, southern cattle ticks and Dermacentor. Transmission can also occur mechanically through contaminated needles, ear-tagging instruments, castrating knives, dehorning tools and implant guns, as well as biting flies. Once within the bloodstream, A. marginale invades red blood cells and multiplies for 15 to 30 days. The immune system produces antibodies against the infected cells, which cause the liver and spleen to destroy red blood cells, leading to anemia. In fact, infections can destroy at least 30 percent of the infected animal’s red blood cells. Symptoms of anaplasmosis include fever, loss of appetite, pale or yellowed mucous membranes, poor body condition, weakness, labored breathing, drop in milk production,

decrease in rumen motility and muzzle dryness. Neurological signs include increased aggression, excitability and staggering. Abortions can also occur due to anaplasmosis. Animals younger than 1 year old may not show clinical signs and might become immune carriers. Animals 1 to 2 years old will display a mild illness and animals older than 2 years often experience severe clinical disease. Animals that survive anaplasmosis frequently become carriers.

There are no vaccines on the market in Georgia, so anaplasmosis is best prevented by not bringing infected animals into the herd.

Anaplasmosis is usually diagnosed based on clinical signs and physical exam findings. Severe cases can be diagnosed by observing the bacteria, as serology provides a more consistent diagnosis for animals in the recovery

stage and allows for identification of potential carriers. Recommended treatments include blood transfusions and antibiotics. For clinical signs, a single dose of long-acting oxytetracycline, injected subcutaneously, is recommended. It is important to note that treatment may not prevent the animal from becoming a carrier. Chlortetracycline can be fed for whole-herd control of active anaplasmosis infections. To control anaplasmosis in endemic areas, separate carrier animals from the rest of the herd, decrease exposure to ticks and biting flies and clean instruments between animals. In non-endemic areas, anaplasmosis vaccines may be beneficial to decrease the severity of infection. There are no vaccines on the market in Georgia, so anaplasmosis is best prevented by not bringing infected animals into the herd. Usually in infected herds, one to two animals will begin to appear sick and weak, typically dying after a few days. Additional animals may follow over the next three to four weeks. Because of this time span, many farmers may not call their veterinarians until several animals are affected or dead. By then, most of the herd is exposed and whole-herd treatment may be necessary. It is vitally important to call a veterinarian at the first sign of illness to protect other animals from the spread of this and other diseases. GC GEORGIA CATTLEMAN • January

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

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

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


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

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




Polled Charolais Cattle

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

ollins & Son

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2509 Old Perry Road Marshallville, Georgia 31057

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

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Georgia-Florida Charolais Association

Georgia Cattlemen’s Association 100 Cattlemen’s Drive / P.O. Box 27990 / Macon, GA 31221 (478) 474-6560 • Fax (478) 474-5732 • Email:

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

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Tenderloin Members ($600+)

Each month, the GCA Associate Members section recognizes GCA’s allied-industry and business members. To become an associate member, complete the form on the bottom of page 36 or call 478-474-6560. GCA members are encouraged to use the services of these industry-supporting professionals.

T-Bone Members ($300-$599)

Carroll County Livestock, Carrollton Franklin County Livestock, Carnesville Georgia Development Authority, Monroe Manor Cattle Company, Manor Moseley Cattle Auction LLC, Blakely Stephens County Farm Bureau, Eastanollee United Bank, Barnesville

Ribeye Members ($150-$299) Aden’s Minit Market, Douglas Athens Stockyard, Athens, TN Farm Touch Inc., Dewey Rose First Madison Bank & Trust, Danielsville Flint River Mills, Bainbridge Franklin County Farm Bureau, Carnesville Jackson EMC, Gainesville Lumber City Supplements, Lumber City Mid-America Feed Yard, Ohiowa, Nebraska Pasture Management Systems, Mount Pleasant, NC Peoples Community National Bank, Bremen Ridley Block Operations, Montgomery, AL Sunbelt Ag. Expo, Moultrie Ware Milling Company, Waycross Waters Agricultural Labs, Inc., Camilla Zeeland Farm Services Inc., DeSoto

Sirloin Members ($75-$149) AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Dublin AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Royston Amicalola EMC, Jasper Arnall Grocery Company, Newnan Bank of Camilla, Camilla Banks County Farm Bureau, Homer

AgGeorgia Farm Credit

FPL Food, Shapiro Packing Company

Alltech, Inc., Thomasville


AgSouth Farm Credit Athens Seed Co., Watkinsville

Southwest Georgia Farm Credit

Bartow County Farm Bureau, Cartersville Bekaert Corp., Douglas Boling Farm Supply, Homer Braswell Cattle Company, Athens Burke Truck and Tractor, Waynesboro C & B Processing, Milledgeville Carroll E.M.C., Carrollton Chapman Fence Company, Jefferson Chattooga Farm Bureau, Summerville Clarke County Farm Bureau, Athens Colony Bank-Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Colony Bank Wilcox, Rochelle Country Pride Market, LLC, Milan Crossroads Animal Hospital, Newnan CSRA Technology LLC, Blythe Dawson County Farm Bureau, Dawsonville Dosters Farm Supply, Rochelle Dublin Eye Associates, Dublin Eastonollee Livestock Market, Eastonollee Edward Jones, Carrollton Elbert County Farm Bureau, Elberton Farm and Garden Inc., Cornelia First State Bank of Randolph Co., Cuthbert Fort Creek Farm, Sparta Gerald A. Bowie, Auctioneer, West Point 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 David Hilliard, CPA, McRae Holland Fertilizer Company, Cedartown Ivey’s Outdoor and Farm, Albany J&B Tractor Company, Waynesboro Jackson EMC, Hull James Short Tractors & Equipment of Alto, Alto James Short Tractors & Equipment, Inc., Carnesville Laurens Co. Farm Bureau, Dublin Lumber City Meat Company, Lumber City

Fuller Supply Company Merial

Pennington Seeds Purina Mills

Southern States 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 Patrick Ag Chemical Co., Danielsville Paulding County Farm Bureau, Dallas Pickens County Farm Bureau, Jasper Rhinehart Equipment Company, Rome Rollin-S-Trailers, Martin R.W. Griffin Feed, Douglas Security State Bank, McRae Smith Agricultural Insurance Services, LLC, Fitzgerald Smith’s Pharmacy, McRae Southern States, Carrollton Southern States, Griffin Southern States, Woodstock Thompson Appraisals, Soperton Troup County Farm Bureau, LaGrange Twin Lakes Farm, Hull Union County Farm Bureau, Blairsville United Community Bank, Blairsville United Community Bank, Carrollton United Community Bank, Cleveland Upson County Farm Bureau, Thomaston Wallace Farm & Pet Supply, Bowdon Junction Wards Service Center, Inc., Dexter Wayne Chandler Plumbing & Well, Danielsville White County Farmers Exchange, Cleveland Whitfield County Farm Bureau, Dalton Wilcox Co. Farm Bureau, Rochelle Wilkes County Stockyard, Washington Y-Tex Corporation, St. Augustine, FL G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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PRESIDENT: Skyler Davis 971 Hwy. 211 N.E. Winder, GA 30680 770-307-7036 VICE PRESIDENT: Keith Wyatt 176 Shirley Road Ranger, GA 30734 678-575-9154 SEC/TREAS.: Lillian Youngblood 330 Youngblood Road Ashburn, GA 31714 229-567-4044 229-567-1584 (cell)

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State Show Premiums for February 2013

• Grand Champion Limousin Heifer $500 Savings Bond • Reserve Champion Limousin Heifer $250 Savings Bond • Each Limousin Heifer Exhibited $50 Cash

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

If the Grand Champion heifer and steer is bred by a member of the Georgia Limousin Association, an additional $250 savings bond will be awarded to the exhibitor. Georgia Junior Limousin exhibitors and Georgia Limousin Association members are required to have 2013 annual dues paid by January 1, 2013 for Junior exhibitors to be eligible for the premiums offered. Contact Lillian Youngblood for additional information.


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

Visitors always welcome!


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


Dexter and Nicholas Edwards 209 Willard Edwards Road • Beulaville, North Carolina 28518 910/298-3013 • Fax: 910/298-6155 • Nicholas, mobile 910/290-1424 email: • Nicholas, email:

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Your Georgia Connection for Limousin Cattle!


Minchew Farms Calvin and Brenda Minchew 9001 Hawkinsville Road Macon, GA 31216 478-781-0604 •

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

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

T.L.C. RANCH (706) 742-2369

931 Hargrove Lake Road Colbert, Georgia 30628

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

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


Keith and Dixie Wyatt

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

The OsamaConomy R E A D E R


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

Grandpa Tommy was reminiscing, “It’s a shame everybody couldn’t go through the Great Depression.” I know what he meant. I think. He didn’t mean it like, “It’s a shame everybody hadn’t been in a concentration camp or had polio.” He was remarking that most of us Baby Boomers and younger are unable to appreciate how technology pampered us. There was no safety net back then. Grandpa Tommy spent the Dirty ’30s in the depths of the Dust Bowl in Syracuse, Kan. Then the first half of the ’40s he was on a Navy vessel in the Pacific. He passed away without seeing our OsamaConomy. The hard times that today’s generations are suffering under began on Sept. 11, 2001. We sank to the bottom immediately. Unemployment in 2002 was 7.5 percent. We pulled ourselves out and by 2007 unemployment had fallen to 4.5 percent. Then we over-reached and crashed again in 2008, where we have wallowed for four years with 8 to 10 percent unemployment. During this OsamaConomy, a large percent of our population had to tighten its belts. However, a smaller 10 percent suffered mightily. But in Grandpa Tommy’s defense, just a very tiny percent of those of us caught in the vise of OsamaConomy have gone hungry or have no roof over our heads. Present-day technology allowed the majority of the unemployed access to computers, cell phones, vehicles, televisions, emergency health care and school for their kids. The safety net that is helping these “victims” includes family, friends, churches, private giving and government programs financed by those still working and paying taxes. This safety net prevented any mass migration of the unemployed seeking work. If there had been a mass migra-

tion, North Dakota and Wyoming would have doubled in population! The 10 percent of those unemployed have been able to stay in familiar surroundings and are able to get temporary assistance to ride it out. The Great Depression had 25 percent unemployment at its peak and lasted nine to 10 years. Only the outbreak of World War II brought an end to it. It is the prayer of all of us that our foundering leaders will get their collective heads out of the mud, step out of the way and let America go back to work. It took us five years to recover after 9/11. In 2007 the federal government collected a record-high annual tax revenue from the private sector. That money came from people working and paying taxes, from Bill Gates to the legal immigrant mowing his lawn. We all breathed sighs of relief when our soldiers finally sent Osama bin Laden to Hell. There seems to be a lot of blame thrown around about who should bear the burden of our toxic economy. I don’t have any doubt. It was him. Osama was this generation’s Hitler, Ho Chi Minh, Yamamoto and Small Pox. In 2005 I went to New Orleans after Katrina to muck out houses. There were two kinds of people that showed up: Those who came to help and those who came to blame. In this OsamaConomy we’ve been barraged with ads and debates by those who come to blame. My head is ringing. But I know we will get out of this mess. Not because I have faith in the government, but because I have faith in those who get up every day and come to work, like Grandpa Tommy did, just doin’ his part. Happy new year and God bless you. GC


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

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




For the best in


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

Char-No Farm

Registered Brangus and Ultrablacks Black Simmental / Angus Composites

C.E. (CHUCK) & NORMA SWORD 545 Scott Road Williamson, GA 30292 (770) 227-9241• 770-468-3486 (cell) •

Hollonville Highway 362 12 Miles West of Griffin



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Georgia Brangus Breeders


2013 Georgia Expo Commercial Heifer Sale

Friday, April 5, 2013 at 3:00 PM Held in conjunction with the Georgia Expo & Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention Georgia Agri-Center, Perry, Georgia

Now Accepting Nominations We want your very best commercial females! Cow/Calf Pairs • Bred Heifers • Open Heifers

Pairs should be females nursing their 1st or 2nd calf. Bred heifers should be confirmed bred sale day and the open heifers should be ready for immediate breeding.

All cattle will be screened on the farm. Nomination deadline is Jan. 20, 2013 Space is limited. To nominate heifers for the Georgia Expo Commercial Heifer Sale, please contact Sale Manager Mike Jones. Cell Phone: 706-773-3612 • Home Phone: 706-884-6592 Email: • Website:

Georgia Simmental-Simbrah Breeders

Robert Harkins Stock Farm

Simmental and SimAngus Cattle

Georgia SIMMENTAL SIMBRAH Association

Billy Moss, Secretary/Treasurer Phone 706-654-6071

Angus • SimAngus

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

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

Kurt Childers 11337 Moultrie Hwy. Barney, GA 31625

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

Established 1963

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

521 Robert Harkins Drive Suches, GA 30572 706-969-0457


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


Will Godowns Cattle Manager Phone: 770-624-4223


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

Rodney Hilley Family

8881 Hwy. 109 West Molena, Georgia 30258

770-567-3909 Email:

UGA Master Cattlemen’s Program in Brooks County

The University of Georgia Department of Animal and Dairy Sciences’ Beef Team is pleased to announce it is offering a Master Cattlemen’s program beginning Jan. 13, 2013 in Brooks County. The program will meet for seven consecutive weeks, ending on March 4. The Master Cattlemen’s program involves detailed, in-depth educational seminars related to beef cattle. Two programs are offered annually throughout the state. The programs rotate among the four Extension districts in the southwest, northeast, southeast and northwest regions of Georgia. Participants must attend a minimum of five of the seven consecutive meetings for program completion. Each meeting includes two onehour topics by specialists from UGA. These topics may include recordkeeping, economics and marketing, nutrition, forages, external parasite control, reproduction, genetics, breeding, facilities, meats, Beef Quality Assurance, foreign animal diseases, agroterrorism and herd health. There is a $100 registration fee per individual for the program, which will be used to offset the cost for the Master Cattlemen’s notebook, refreshments and dinner at each meeting. Those who attend five of the seven sessions will receive a certification of completion, a BQA certification card and a Master Cattleman cap. To register for the upcoming sessions, please visit the website and complete the required registration form. The form should be turned in along with the registration fee to the host county Extension office. For more information about the Brooks County Master Cattlemen’s program, please contact county Extension agent Johnny Whiddon at 229-263-4103. For general information on the Master Cattlemen’s program and upcoming host counties, contact your county Extension agent by calling 1-800-ASK-UGA1 or Lawton Stewart at 706-542-1852. GC

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Georgia Cattle Promotion Investment Study Committee Update By Josh White, Georgia Cattlemen’s Association executive vice president

The Georgia Cattle Promotion Investment Study Committee met several times during the fall to continue guiding the process of providing for a cattle producer referendum that would establish a statewide checkoff to support research, education and promotion within Georgia. The study group consists of three members appointed from each of the following organizations: Georgia Farm Bureau, Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, Georgia Livestock Markets Association and Georgia Milk Producers. All groups were represented at the fall meetings. The first meeting, held in early October, was a conference call to review the draft legislation prepared with assistance of the Georgia General Assembly legislative counsel. The proposed legislation is the first step in moving forward with a producer referendum and would fall under the existing Commodity Promotion Act, enacted in 1961. The following specific provisions are included in the enabling legislation for the Commodity Commission for Beef and/or the marketing order that empowers the Georgia Department of Agriculture to collect the assessment: • The amount of the assessment will be a maximum of $1 per bovine animal sold. • The Commission Board, spelled out as five nominated members in the ’61 Act, will be comprised of three members who are beef cattle producers, one member primarily engaged in the marketing of cattle and one dairyman. • Any bovine animal selling for less than $100 will be exempt from the assessment. The Committee voted unanimously to support the proposed legislation. The second fall meeting of the committee was held in late November at the Georgia Department of Agriculture. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary Black and several of his key staff members welcomed 34 January 2013

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the committee and discussed the process of passing the enabling legislation and conducting a producer referendum. Both committee members and Commissioner Black shared their commitment to allow Georgia’s farmers and ranchers the opportunity to vote on a Commodity Commission for Beef. The group discussed the process of establishing a “best list” of cattle owners who would be eligible

to vote in the referendum. It was decided that the best course of action was to establish a signup period and promote the signup exhaustively prior to adoption of the list and referendum. The next step will be to have the enabling legislation passed into law during the 2013 Georgia General Assembly. This will be a top legislative priority for GCA in 2013. GC

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Installing Underground Cable

By Chris Chapman, North American Fence Contractors Association past president

In a past fencing article for Georgia Cattleman, high-tensile fence was the topic, and both non-electric and electric installations were discussed. This time, the article will be devoted to installation practices and tricks to speed up the installation time. When installing underground cable, always put the underground cable in conduit and bury at least 12 inches deep when going under gates. This will protect the wire from damage from the weight of vehicles as well as allow for easy replacement if needed. The depth will protect the underground cable from notill drills and other farm implements. Gate locations are also a great place for cutoff switches. The switches will help in trouble-shooting problems on the fence. Power connections are common sources for power loss. Crimp connections when possible to ensure that the most power possible stays on the fence. If the power connections are going to be wrapped, make long wraps that cover at least 24 inches. The more feed wire that contacts the fence wire, the better the transfer of power will be. The use of knots is one of the most time-saving tricks that can be learned. There are a few simple knots that will save both time and money. The tie-off knot, splice knot and end knot are the three most used in the installation of high-tensile fence. For a demonstration of these and other knots, visit YouTube and search the North American Fence Contractors Association channel for fence installation tips. Two components that speed up installation are fiberglass rods and Donald’s style tighteners. The fiberglass rods can be easily driven and installed at intervals of 30 inches or more. When making a rod driver, make the length the height the fence will be. That way there’s no worry about having to measure each rod – just drive it down till the driver hits the ground. The Donald’s style tightener is one that may be tightened with a pair of pliers, adjustable wrench or other such tool. It’s very true that the tightener handle never seems to be around when needed, but most producers will always have a pair of pliers handy. GC

End knot

Correction wrap Donald’s style strainer with multi wrap knot

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Splice knot


importance investment of

By Dallas Duncan, Georgia Cattlemen’s Association director of communications

Purchasing new equipment, facilities, fencing and other farm implements is never an easy decision. It means grappling with the pros and cons of upgrading versus keeping what’s been good for 30 years. But given a producer’s circumstances, today’s cattle industry might be prime time to invest in more modern equipment.

“Over the last 30 to 40 years, we’ve improved both resource use and greenhouse gas emissions per pound of beef. How we’ve done that is understanding cattle better, feeding them better and managing them better in all sorts of ways,” says Jude Capper, livestock sustainability consultant and adjunct professor at Washington State University. “Anything we can do to improve productivity and cut losses all the way through is going to cut resource use per pound of beef.” Though Capper is unaware of any “green” livestock equipment, she says there is plenty of equipment on the market today geared toward handling cattle in ways that make them less stressed and less prone to disease. Much of this equipment is designed based on the research of Temple Grandin, a professor at Colorado State University, and Beef Quality Assurance guidelines. “Anything we can do to encourage that is going to improve the health of the animals and is going to cut stress in those animals, and they’re going to be more productive overall,” she says. “For example, less dark cutters and less injection site issues. ... Basically we want to allow cattle to work with their natural flight-type behaviors and their herd instincts. ... The best systems aren’t the ‘one size fits all,’ it’s the best size for those cattle on that ranch on that day. A system that works well for polled Hereford heifers won’t necessarily work well for Longhorn bulls or Holstein cows.”

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Upgrading facilities and equipment can be a matter of safety for both animal and operator. “Dr. Grandin’s work has been fabulous in helping us understand that what we built in the 60s, 70s and 80s as the answer isn’t always the answer from a behavior point of view,” Capper says. Andrew Gaines, owner of Rolling Rock Livestock and president of the Oglethorpe County Cattlemen’s Association, says his customers are more inclined to purchase low-stress handling facilities and equipment that are safe for both the animal and the operator. “If you’ve got some that have been around for a while and some that are rickety or have fallen into disrepair, sometimes it’s worth updating those things and rebuilding and fortifying them from a health and safety standpoint,” says Curt Lacy, University of Georgia Extension livestock economist. Even for producers who are near retirement age and want to get out of the cattle business, upgrading facilities on rentable land could bring more money. “That’s one of the things people look at when they rent a farm. ... If you’ve got better facilities people are willing to pay for that,” Lacy says. Ryan Ruppert, senior director of BQA for National Cattlemen's Beef Association, says producers should consider their skill levels when evaluating purchasing new equipment and facilities.

“If you are good at handling cattle, almost any equipment will work,” he says. “You don’t need a lot of fancy tools to do things the right way. ... But the less you have the better your skills better be.” Ruppert says though BQA does not recommend specific companies, there are those that are “BQA-conscious” and are designed with proper access to injection sites, flight zones and blind spots in mind. Lacy advises producers to not overpay and to think practically. “If we’re talking about a frost-free waterer, one of the freeze-proof watering systems, somebody in north Georgia can justify that a little more easily than someone in south Georgia can,” he says. “Think, ‘If I don’t have this thing and the worst case scenario happens, what’s it going to cost me.’” As long as it is planned right, purchasing new equipment or facilities can make producers more profitable and productive, Lacy says. “Those facilities can help you do sorting and preconditioning. They can help you in terms of reduced health expense or having more animals to sell,” he says. If an animal gets sick and there’s no handling facility, Lacy says some producers aren’t able to treat the animal properly, leading to it either dying or being a poor performer -- costing the producer valuable dollars. There are also opportunities to feed

and water cattle that can save producers money. “If you feed a bale of hay without a ring, you can lose up to half the bale just by cows making a mess out of it,” Lacy says. “If you put in a ring, you’re going to lose some, but those losses are going to be closer to 10 to 20 percent. The same goes for using a well-made feed trough versus feeding on the ground. “When you go buy two tons of feed, you’re going to write the check for two tons of feed. It’s up to you to get as much out of those two tons as you can,” he says. Matthew Burns, Extension animal scientist – beef specialist with Clemson University, has experience working with feed troughs that literally tell him how efficient his cattle are. The feed system Clemson recently switched to provides feed intake and residual feed intake data, which can be balanced along with performance data to allow producers to make more informed decisions about animal performance and how it could affect their bottom line. “The typical system for feeding bulls at the Clemson [Bull] Test was to use conventional J bunks. The new system utilizes more of an individual feeding system, meaning that one bull eats at a time, but any bull in the pen can eat out of any feeding bunk within that pen,” Burns says. The feed systems operate electronically, scanning each animal’s tag and taking into account the weight of the bunk, date and time for every second the animal eats. “The system has certainly served in its role to calculate feed intake, but has also offered valuable information for test managers,” Burns says. ‘When a bull has

reduced intake, meaning decreased from the pen average or decreased 25 percent or more from his previous day’s intake, his number shows up on this screen. Reduced intake information is used on a daily basis to help identify bulls that may have health concerns.” Though the cattle market outlook for 2013 is still good and would be a good time to “be making some of these decisions,” Lacy cautions against producers getting overzealous when purchasing new equipment and facilities. “Even though a handling facility may be there 20 to 40 years, they’ve got to be paid for in the next five to seven years,” he says. “Even though the prices are good and we expect them to be good for quite some time ... expenses rise to meet the level of income. If you go out and spend a bunch of money and have to borrow money, and something happens in the market ... then you’ve got a major problem.” In addition to payment considerations, Lacy advises producers to have realistic expectations – what purchase will make the most difference in the efficiency and profit of the operation – and plan for what they want. “Sometimes people buy a headgate here, some feed troughs there, if they have a little money, but there’s no real thought process into why they’re buying it and how they’re planning to put it together,” he says. “Have a plan on what you’re buying.” GC G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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THE DAVIS FAMILY OF INDIAN CREEK FARM is experimenting with breeding bucking stock to their Braunvieh cattle. Two bucking bulls, Pretty Boy and Crazy Train, along with bucking cows live on the farm in Good Hope, Ga., while other bucking stock live on a second farm in Loganville, Ga.

Interlacing Braunvieh, Angus and Bucking Stock Genetics

Owner Andrew Davis (right) and youngest son Zach look forward to working the Braunvieh and crossbred cattle after long days at the office. The Davises own a pest control business in Loganville, Ga., along with Indian Creek Farm in Good Hope, Ga.

By Dallas Duncan, Georgia Cattlemen’s Association director of communications

Andrew Davis of Indian Creek Farms is taking Braunviehs to the next level. He says he can breed his Braunvieh bulls any direction – including to bucking stock. “Some of the biggest breeders in the bucking bull business said that you need to breed bucking stock to Braunviehs,” Davis says. “I’m actually working on it now to breed some bucking stock to

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some of my Braunvieh cows. They’re athletic and they have longevity.” The bucking bulls were his wife’s idea. In fact, he calls himself “the man that runs from them to feed them.” After hearing his wife’s repeated request for the animals, Davis learned there was an upcoming bucking stock sale on Superior Livestock, so he called to request a catalog. “We were sitting right here and the

next thing I know I’m on the phone and I bought a cow and a calf. And then the next thing I know another sale came up and I bought another cow and a calf,” Davis says. “I started going to bucking bull sales in Oklahoma. They sell bucking stock and bucking horses and they buck as many as 500 head. … They buck them and then they auction them off. You buy them with a rider on their back.”

Davis has bucking bovines on both his farms in Good Hope and Loganville, Ga.. Unlike his gentle-mannered Braunviehs, the bucking stock has to be handled differently. “When you buy those, you have to have good stuff to hold them. They can tear up the merchandise. So we had to buy different panels and handle them different because they’re not like pets; they’re pawing the ground and ripping their horns through the panels,” he says. “I’m crossing the Braunviehs with bucking stock and trying to figure out which way is the best way to make money,” Davis says. “It still boils down to beef.” For example, he says, if a bucking Braunvieh crossbred does not perform well on the rodeo circuit, the animal will be sold for slaughter. And in that event, it’s vital the animal has genetics for quality beef. The bucking stock and crosses are marketed separately from purebred Braunviehs and other crossbreds at Indian Creek Farm. Davis’ wife, three children and two grandkids have all been involved in the two family businesses. His sons help with Andrews Termite & Pest Control — an enterprise that’s been going since the 1970s — and his daughter recently graduated from the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences. Davis plans to retire fulltime to Indian Creek once he hands the reins of his business over to his older son. The farm started out as a Beefmaster operation in the early 1990s.

The breeder Davis purchased from also owned Braunviehs. “There weren’t many [Braunviehs] here at the time so when I went up to see him, he had a bull up there that they had raised and he was an SS Double Eagle,” Davis says. “When I saw him I said, ‘Boy, that is something else! I’d like to have some stock out of him.’” In the early 2000s, Davis decided to find out the answer to the Braunvieh Association of America’s question, “What can brown do for you?” He sold his Beefmaster herd and started buying both Braunvieh and Angus cattle, and later added on Braunvieh purebreds. One of the characteristics Davis likes about the Braunvieh breed is its adaptability and longevity. He’s bought cows at 5 or 6 years old and they continued calving for several more years. Davis’ Braunviehs represent nearly every region of the United States. He’s purchased the brown-hided, white-muzzled cattle from the Dakotas, Florida, Nebraska, Mississippi, the Carolinas and just about everywhere in between. And then there’s his prize bull: Black Raider. “He’s homozygous black and homozygous polled and calving ease. He’s a purebred Braunvieh and I bought him out of Nebraska when he was just a yearling calf,” Davis says. “You just don’t see many homozygous black ones, but he’s a purebred bull and I still breed him. I have sold his progeny and it’s made more money than I paid for him and all the cost of hauling and showing him.” Indian Creek Farm is also home to a crossbred operation, where Davis breeds Angus and Braunviehs. “When you breed a Braunvieh to an Angus cow, you put octane in the tank. You basically get a mama cow that’s sought after second-to-none. A half-blood Braunvieh-Angus cross, those are tremendous mama cows,” Davis says. “It puts longevity in a cow that’s a great milker.” Breeding a Braunvieh to an Angus gives progeny with a black hide and no white muzzle, and it also gives the offspring “tremendous performance” with hybrid vigor that brings a good price, Davis says. “I’ve sold half-blood Braunviehs at a Braunvieh sale and they brought more money than the purebred Braunviehs,” he says. “For a commercial cowman who comes to the sale, he wants that. He pays for it. It gives them marketability in everybody’s pasture.” Continued on page 56

Braunvieh cattle are traditionally brown with a white muzzle, but the prize bull at Indian Creek Farm — Black Raider, left — is homozygous black and polled.

Above, Indian Creek Farm in Good Hope, Ga., is home to a variety of livestock, including goats used to manicure the land. Below, Braunvieh females explore the prize tractor at Indian Creek Farm, waiting on their chance to munch some hay.


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2013 Beef Cattle Outlook

By R. Curt Lacy, University of Georgia Extension economist – livestock

2012 Review 2012 was a very good year for beef cattle producers in Georgia. Historically high cattle prices combined with favorable weather to produce considerable profits for cattlemen in the first half of the year. However, as concerns about the size of the corn crop mounted in midsummer and corn prices skyrocketed, calf prices took a major tumble before stabilizing in late August to finish the year on a strong note. Through mid-November, prices for 500- to 600-pound calves averaged 19 percent above 2011 prices and almost 46 percent above the five-year average (Figure 1 on next page). For some perspective, during the first half of 2012 prices averaged about $30 per hundredweight above those of 2011. On a 550-pound calf, this equated to an increase of more than $170 per head in revenue with some weeks seeing year over year changes in excess of $200. Though 2013 will not likely see a repeat of 2012 in terms of price increases, cattlemen have several reasons to be optimistic as they look to 2013 and beyond. The primary reasons are declining cattle numbers and hopefully a stable or possibly improving demand. The combination of these two should cause cattle prices to remain very favorable for the next several years.

Weather and Crop Effects Weather and crop markets combined to keep things interesting in 2012. This trend is expected to continue into 2013. Though dry pastures and increased feeding amounts were major concerns in late spring, the major damage was done later in the year as corn prices increased rapidly

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causing calf prices to drop precipitously. Generally speaking, a 10 cent per bushel increase in the price of corn will decrease the price of a 500- to 600-pound calf in Georgia by about 75 cents to $1 per hundredweight and vice versa. This phenomenon is due to the fact that output prices and feed

prices are givens for cattle feeders. As a result, the only thing they can control is the price that they pay for calves. It is also worth pointing out that when feed prices get “unusually” high, the differential between heavy and lighter weight calves diminishes as it is more economical for buyers to

purchase the weight on the calves than to buy the calves and add the weight themselves. The reason this discussion is important is because current longterm weather forecasts do not indicate any significant drought relief in the Midwest. If this scenario does occur, grain markets will be very volatile, in turn causing cattle markets to be equally as sensitive. Grain markets are not the only way weather has affected the cattle market in recent years. For the last two to three years, markets have signaled producers that they should be increasing production. However, different parts of the country suffered severe droughts which served to not only limit expansion, but rather to cause increased contraction in the sector. Since the production cycle for beef cattle is much longer than for many other livestock industries, the result is that it will be quite some time before we see any appreciable increase in beef production in the US. In fact, beef production is expected to continue to decline at least through 2014 (Table 1, below).

Exports Exports are very important to the economics and marketing of beef. Historically, the US exports about 10 percent of its beef production. However, in recent years that percentage increased 11-plus percent due to not only increased volumes of exports, but also due to the shrinking beef cowherd. In fact, in 2011 exports as a percentage of total beef production were higher than in 2003. 2003 was the year immediately prior to the discovery of bovine spongiform encephalopathy in the US cowherd that effectively eliminated beef exports for the next few years. Beef exports are expected to remain steady to increasing for the next several years. The nation’s claim to fame is the fact that we can provide large quantities of high-quality grain-finished product. Our reputation is also bolstered by our superb inspection system and very low incidences of BSE. These and other factors combine to make us the No. 1

Figure 1: Prices for 500- to 600-pound calves in Georgia Auction Markets

Data source: USDA-AMS, compiled by Livestock Marketing Information Center

beef producer in the world even though we are ranked fourth in cattle inventory.

Beef exports are expected to remain steady to increasing for the next several years. The nation’s claim to fame is the fact that we can provide large quantities of high-quality grain-finished product.

Production and Price Forecast Beef production for 2013 is expected to be down compared to 2012 and that trend is expected to continue into 2014 (Table 1, below).

As a result, prices are expected to remain favorable for the next several years. While it is not likely that we will see the price increase in early 2013 that we saw in 2012, it is expected that in late 2013 or 2014 prices will increase substantially. This price increase is a function of tight supplies, a (hopefully) improving economy and increased grain supplies in 2013.

Summary 2102 was a very good year for cattle producers. 2013 is expected to be another good year. However, concerns about weather, grain prices and the economy should temper any irrational exuberance. Looking forward to later in 2013 and 2014, tight supplies are expected to result in stable or higher prices for cattle producers. GC

Table 1: Historic and Projected Beef, Red Meat, Poultry Production and Corresponding Georgia Cattle Prices

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Braunvieh, continued from page 51

That marketability is one reason Black Raider is such an important part of the Indian Creek herd. “A man who’s buying calves or bulls, he says the black ones bring 15 more cents a pound, so he’s gonna buy him a black one. With a homozygous black and polled bull, I can sell black bulls. They will sell themselves,” Davis says. When I try to sell a Braunvieh bull, people are somewhat leery. They love his conformation and looks of him, but they say, ‘What about that ring around his mouth?’ I say if they breed him to a black cow they won’t have it.” ANDREW DAVIS feeds the cows that form the foundation of his Angus and Braunvieh crossbred Davis’ philosophy on building a herd, located on land a few miles from his farm in Good Hope, Ga. good herd can be summed up into three words: cull, cull and cull. “Raise up the best,” he says. “Every breed says, ‘This is a problem here, this is something that we saw and we’ve done away with it.’ It’s too expensive to raise a sorry cow, so you’ve got to keep compressing and you invest in your replacements because pretty soon, the old cows are going to die out.” If he finds a bull that’s got a 100pound birth weight, Davis steers him. If the heavy birth weight comes from the dam’s side, Davis culls the cow family. “You can’t raise cow killers,” he says. “If you don’t go ahead and do away with these traits, it hurts the breed.” Though the Braunviehs, Angus and bucking stock make up the meat of Indian Creek Farm, there are a few other species that call it home. A herd of goats are used to manicure the acreage in Good Hope, and the Davis’ pig Parmesan has the “no bacon” guarantee. The Davises do eat their beef, however. “If I won’t eat it, I don’t want anybody else to go and sit down and say, ‘That’s a lousy steak.’ … If you don’t cover your home front, someone will come take it away from you,” Davis says. “We in the beef business have got to continuously make sure that beef comes across the table at least once or twice a day. We’ve got to keep marketing and protect the integrity of the beef business so that we can let them know that it’s healthy, that it’s good for them and that we’ve got something for them. We’ve got to wipe out all the bad publicity about ‘everything is better.’ We need to continuously stand on a format that we believe in beef and we believe in it enough to eat it. If we don’t stand on that, we’ll be overtaken.” GC 56 January 2013

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Local Sale Reports R E A D E R

Purebred Sale Reports

Mountain Laurel Classic Santa Gertrudis Sale Nov. 12, 2012 Total: 46 lots avg $1,784 Blackwater Cattle Company Nov. 15, 2012 18 females avg 94 spring yearling bulls avg 85 fall yearling bulls avg 179 bulls avg Total: 376 lots avg

$8,556 $6,941 $7,227 $7,077 $7,147

Tennessee River Music Angus Sale Nov. 24, 2012 Top Bull: TRM Final Answer 214 $5,000 Top Open Heifer: TRM Blackcap Y136 $5,500 Top Bred Heifer: LLF Ever Entense 095 $4,600 Top Fall Pair: TRM Forever Lady 021 $5,000 Top Spring Pair: TRM Rita 041 $4,900 Top Spring Pair: Banner Polly V25 $4,900 Total: 53 lots avg $4,416


Bramblett Angus Performance Tested Bull Sale Dec. 1, 2012 22 bulls avg $3,084 37 commercial females avg $1,422 Total: 59 lots avg $2,042

Calhoun Bull Test Evaluation Program Sale Dec. 7, 2012 63 Angus bulls avg $3,086 1 Brangus bull avg $1,800 3 Braunvieh bulls avg $1,533 4 Charolais bulls avg $2,200 2 Gelbvieh Balancer bulls avg $2,100

2 Hereford bulls avg 2 Red Angus bulls avg 27 SimAngus bulls avg 2 Simmental bulls avg Total: 106 lots avg 69 buyers from four states: AL, GA, LA and TN

Commercial Sale Reports

Northeast Georgia Livestock Nov. 14, 2012 Lot 1: 625 lb Holstein steers avg $96.00 Lot 2: 725 lb Holstein steers avg $94.75


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$1,700 $2,500 $3,063 $2,000 $2,914

R E A D E R Lot 3: 750 lb Holstein steers avg $94.50 Lot 4: 725 lb heifers avg $127.75 Lot 5: 750 lb heifers avg $122.50 Lot 6: 770 lb heifers avg (sort 2 loads) $125.00 Lot 10: 650 lb steers avg $146.00 Lot 11: 690 lb steers avg $144.30 Lot 12: 815 lb steers avg $139.20 Lot 13: 725 lb steers avg $133.50 Lot 14: 775 lb steers avg $134.50 Lot 15: 800 lb steers avg $137.90 Lot 16: 850 lb steers avg $136.20 Mixed Loads Lot 7: 650 lb steers/625 lb heifers avg $140.25/$130.25 Lot 8: 800 lb steers/775 lb heifers avg $133.00/126.00 Lot 9: 775 lb steers/740 lb heifers avg $135.50/138.50 Northeast Georgia Livestock Nov. 28, 2012 Lot 1: 725 lb Holstein steers avg $96.00 Lot 2: 790 lb Holstein steers avg $95.80 Lot 3: 900 lb Holstein steers avg $95.80 Lot 4: 700 lb heifers avg $133.75 Lot 5: 800 lb heifers avg $126.00 Lot 6: 700 lb steers avg $145.20 Lot 7: 800 lb steers avg $138.30 Lot 8: 800 lb steers avg $136.75 Lot 9: 850 lb steers avg $135.25

Lot 10: 875 lb steers avg Lot 11: 875 lb steers avg Lot 12: 900 lb steers avg


$130.25 $136.75 $136.40

Southeast Livestock Exchange, LLC Dec. 4, 2012 1 Load 725 lb steers avg $140.25 1 Load 725 lb steers avg $139.00 1 Load 675 lb heifers avg $132.50 1 Load 775 lb steers avg $137.25 1 Load 700 lb steers avg $137.50 1 Load 700 lb heifers avg $132.00 1 Load 775 lb steers avg $136.25 1 Load 850 lb steers avg $135.00 1 Load 875 lb steers avg $135.25 1 Load 900 lb steers avg $128.25 1 Load 975 lb steers avg $127.00 1 Load 800 lb Holstein steers avg $94.50 1 Load 875 lb Holstein steers avg $96.60 1 Load 875 lb Holstein steers avg $96.50 1 Load 775 lb steers avg $136.25

Mixed Loads 1 Load 610 lb steers/590 lb heifers avg $138.25/$130.25 1 Load 715 lb steers/675 lb heifers avg $135.25/$128.25 1 Load 650 lb steers/630 lb heifers avg $136.25/$130.25 1 Load 825 lb steers/825 lb heifers avg $130.50/$123.50

TOP SELLER AT BLACKWATER: Lot 132 - sold 1/2 interest for $47,000

Northeast Georgia Livestock Dec. 5, 2012 Lot 2: 775 lb heifers $128.75 Lot 3: 775 lb heifers avg (sort 2 loads) $129.70 Lot 4: 785 lb heifers avg $129.00 Lot 5: 850 lb heifers avg $127.60 Lot 6: 725 lb steers avg $136.00 Lot 7: 800 lb steers avg $135.70 Lot 8: 850 lb steers avg $138.70 Mixed Loads Lot 1:715 lb steers/665 lb heifers avg $136.00/$129.00

Hodge Livestock Network Dec. 6, 2012 Lot 1: 625 lb steers avg $151.20 Lot 2: 625 lb heifers avg $128.00 Lot 3: 925 lb steers avg $136.50 Lot 4: 850 lb steers avg (sort 2 loads) $138.00 Lot 5: 750 lb heifers avg $133.00

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


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


• 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.


• 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.


• 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.

Lot 6: 775 lb heifers avg $130.00 Lot 7: 875 lb steers avg $136.00 Lot 8: 825 lb heifers avg $127.10 Lot 9: 950 lb steers avg $131.50 Lot 13: 800 lb steers avg $134.50 Lot 15: 750 lb steers avg $138.00 Lot 16: 800 lb steers avg $133.50 Lot 17: 810 lb steers avg $138.50 Lot 19: 850 lb steers avg $131.75 Lot 20: 750 lb steers avg (sort 2 loads) $134.50 Lot 20A: 650 lb steers avg $134.50 Lot 21: 750 lb heifers avg $123.00 Lot 21A: 650 lb heifers avg $125.50 Mixed Loads Lot 10: 850 lb steers/850 lb heifers avg $131.00/$126.00 Lot 14: 740 lb steers/730 lb heifers avg $131.00/$124.00 Lot 22: 725 lb steers/725 lb heifers avg $135.00/$125.00

Beef Promotion & Research Program Private Treaty Sales Checkoff Investment Form




City, State, Zip:

Seller’s signature: Total # Sold:

Dale of Sale:

X $1 per head = $

State of Origin: Buyer:


City, State, Zip:

Buyer’s Signature:

Person remitting assessment:

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Beef Management Calendar for the Month of January

GENERAL • Provide a high magnesium mineral supplement for cows on winter grazing. • Vitamin A supplementation might be needed if frosted grass, weathered hay or byproducts are the primary feedstuffs (35,000 IU/day for 1,000 lb cows). • Do not graze winter annuals closer than four inches. Overgrazing can reduce winter production. • •

SPRING CALVING January, February, March Check cows frequently during calving season. Tag calves at birth. Record birth dates, tag numbers and cow IDs. Castrate, dehorn and implant calves at birth. Keep yearling heifers gaining weight. They need to weigh about two-thirds of their mature weight at breeding in March. Bulls will be turned in with heifers in March and with cows in April. Evaluate bulls, trim feet, line up breeding soundness exams and decide on buying new bulls. A cow’s nutrient needs increase CATTLE FOR SALE

by at least 50 percent after calving. If possible, separate dry cows from cow-calf pairs to feed more efficiently. • Order calf and cow vaccines.

• • •

FALL CALVING October, November, December Breed cows. Cows bred Jan. 1 should calve Oct. 13. Be prepared to remove bulls from heifers after a 45 to 60 day breeding season. Use your best feeds now. With average quality hay, a lactating cow needs four to five pounds; 1.5 pounds of cottonseed; two pounds of corn, of whole cottonseed, 1.5 pounds of cottonseed meal plus 2 pounds of corn or free choice liquid supplement or block plus 2 pounds of corn. A forage analysis enables you to supplement your cows more precisely. Limit grazing on winter annuals. Two hours of grazing per day and free choice hay stretches grazing.

Editor’s Note: This calendar contains a monthly listing of the common management practices needed for com-

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

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Phone: 828-646-0270 Fax: 828-646-0202 OWNERS/OPERATORS

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

January 8 first 2013 sale! Dates for rest of the year:

 Feb. 5  March 5 *  April 2  May 7

 June 4  July 9 *  July 23 *  Aug. 6 *

 Sept. 3  Oct. 1  Nov. 5  Dec. 3

* March 5 sale includes the Mountain Cattle Alliance and the Coastal Carolina Cattle Alliance * July 9 sale includes the Mountain Cattle Alliance and the Southeast Georgia Cattle Marketing Association

* July 23 includes Coastal Carolina Cattle Alliance Special Sale * Aug. 6 sale includes Mountain Cattle Alliance

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

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January 1, 2013 Georgia Limousin Association Dues Deadline for State Show Premiums 229-567-4044 [See advertisement, p. 30] January 3, 2013 Hodge Livestock Network Sale

January 5, 2013 9th Annual Genetic Excellence Angus Bull Sale Cookeville, Tenn. 931-265-9200 [See December, p. 27] January 8, 2013 Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Sale [See advertisement, p. 62]

January 12, 2013 13th Annual Lake City Invitational Black Bull Sale Lake City, Fla. 386-755-2300 [See advertisement, p. 35]

January 18 - 19, 2013 Carroll County Winter Classic Livestock Show and GJCA social Carrollton, Ga. 770-301-3243 [See advertisement, p. 67] January 19 – 21, 2013 ABS Global AI Management School Athens, Ga. 678-617-2945 January 19, 2013 Florida Bull Test Sale Greenwood, Fla. 850-394-9124 [See December, p. 40]

Bricton Farm 11th Annual Performance Tested Bull Sale Social Circle, Ga. 770-787-1644 [See advertisement, p. 72]

Bull Hill Ranch Open House and “More Bull for a Buck” Sale Gray Court, SC 864-981-2080 [See December, p. 63] January 26, 2013 Genetics with a Great Foundation 1st Annual Bull Sale Colbert, Ga. 706-340-0945 [See advertisement, p. 42] Georgia Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet Athens, Ga. 706-387-0656 [See advertisement, p. 46]

January 28-29, 2013 Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Emerging Leaders Conference Macon, Ga. 478-474-6560 February 1, 2013 Northeast Georgia Beef Cattle Short Course Athens, Ga. [See advertisement, p. 28] February 2, 2013 Turnpike Creek Farms Bull & Female sale Milan, Ga. 229-315-0986 [See advertisement, p. 7]

NSR Winter Type Conference Perry, Ga. 765-463-3594 [See December, p. 28]

37th Annual Clemson Bull Sale Clemson, S.C. 864-878-1394 [See advertisement, p. 26] February 5, 2013 Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Sale [See advertisement, p. 62] February 6-9, 2013 NCBA Convention Tampa, Fla. [See December, p. 17]

February 8, 2013 9th Annual Wilkes County Front Pasture Herd Replacement Sale Washington, Ga. 706-318-5457 [See advertisement, p. 44]

February 9, 2013 Tokeena Angus Bull & Female Sale Seneca, SC 864-972-3192 [See advertisement, p. 35]

Black Crest Farm Annual Spring Production Sale Sumter, S.C. 803-983-2370 [See advertisement, p. 69]

February 14, 2013 University of Georgia 21st Annual Focus on EPDs Bull Sale Athens, Ga. 229-776-4383 [See advertisement, p. 53]

February 15, 2013 Beef Maker Bull & Female Sale Horton, Ala. 678-858-0914 [See advertisement, p. 45]

S E R V I C E S February 16, 2013 Yon Family Farms Performance-Tested Angus and Composite Bull Sale Ridge Spring, S.C. 803-685-5048 [See advertisement, p. 34] February 20 - 24, 2013 Georgia National Junior Livestock Show • Perry, Ga. February 20, 2013 Check-in with GJCA! Perry, Ga. 478-474-6560 [See advertisement, p. 67]

February 23, 2013 Spitzer Ranch Professional Cattlemen’s Brangus Bull Sale & Commercial Brangus Female Sale Fair Play, S.C. 864-972-9140 21st Annual Replacement Heifer Sale Saluda, S.C. 864-445-8117 [See advertisement, p. 16] February 28, 2013 GJCA final day for Sweepstakes contest submissions

March 5, 2013 Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Sale including Mountain Cattle Alliance and Coastal Carolina Cattle Alliance [See advertisement, p. 62] March 6, 2013 Tifton Bull Test Sale • Irwinville, Ga. 229-386-3683 March 9, 2013 Upstate South Carolina Replacement Female Sale 864-980-5695 March 10, 2013 GJCA 2013 Sweepstakes Contest begins

March 30, 2013 Southeast All-Black Classic Greenwood, Fla. 706-773-3612

April 5, 2013 Georgia Beef Expo Commercial Heifer Sale Perry, Ga. 706-773-3612 [See advertisement, p. 32]

April 13, 2013 Ridgefield Farms Bull Sale Brasstown, N.C. 828-837-6324 [See advertisement, p. 49]

Edwards Land & Cattle Co. 4th Annual Spring Production Sale Beulaville, N.C. 910-298-3012 [See advertisement, p. 56] April 23, 2013 Tifton HERD Sale 229-831-5416

May 7, 2013 Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Sale [See advertisement, p. 62]

May 11, 2013 Carolina’s “Full House” Multi-Breed Female Sale: Shorthorn, Red Angus, Simmental and Gelbvieh Clemson, S.C. 706-773-3612 May 29, 2013 Calhoun HERD Sale 706-542-1852

June 4, 2013 Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Sale [See advertisement, p. 62]

July 26-28, 2013 Georgia Cattlemen’s Association 3rd Annual Summer Conference Pine Mountain, Ga. 478-474-6560 [See advertisement, p. 41]

July 9, 2013 Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Sale including Mountain Cattle Alliance and Southeast Georgia Cattle Marketing Association [See advertisement, p. 62]

Partners in Progress XXVI: CES Polled Herefords, Predestined Cattle Co. and July 23, 2013 Smith Angus Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Wadley, Ga. Sale including Coastal Carolina Cattle Alliance Special Sale April 2, 2013 [See advertisement, p. 62] Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Sale August 6, 2013 [See advertisement, p. 62] Southeast Livestock Exchange Tel-O Sale including Mountain Cattle Alliance April 3 – 6, 2013 [See advertisement, p. 62] Georgia Cattlemen’s Association 52nd Annual Convention & Trade Show and September 3, 2013 16th Annual Beef Expo Southeast Livestock Exchange Perry, Ga. Tel-O Sale 478-474-6560 [See advertisement, p. 62] [See advertisement, p. 2] G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Georgia Hereford Association

660 Seaburn Vickery Road, Statesboro, GA 30461 • 912-865-5593 HEREFORDS

Quality Polled Herefords At Affordable Prices

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

Email: •

CSR Polled Hereford Farm Steve Roberts

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

LEONARD POLLED HEREFORDS Sherman Leonard P.O. Box 280 Chatsworth, GA 30705

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

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




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


1095 Charles Smith Rd., Wadley, Ga. 30477

Charles E. Smith, owner (478) 252-5622


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


Cows & Bulls For Sale at Private Treaty



Registered Polled Herefords

Performing on our forage.

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

“Breeding Hereford cattle since 1959”



BARN WAYNE ALLEN 770-786-8900 404-392-6321 59 Moore Farm Rd., Covington GA 30016

Cattle Enterprises

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

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Johnson Polled Herefords Registered Polled Herefords Thomas R. Johnson, Owner

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

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(706) 206-1824

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

WHALEY POLLED HEREFORDS 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”

James 912-863-7706 912-690-0214 cell

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

Hunter Grayson


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

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


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

Greenview Farms, Inc.

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

2012 Calhoun Bull Test Winners TOP INDEXING SIMANGUS AND OVERALL BULL Lewis Miller, left, presents the award for Top Indexing Bull to Burt Jeffords of 3-J Farms. The bull was also the Top Indexing SimAngus.

TOP INDEXING ANGUS  Mike McCravy, left, presents the Top Indexing Angus award to Michael and Gene Williams of Williams Angus Farm.

TOP INDEXING BRAFORD Phil Worley, superintendent of the Northwest Georgia Research and Education Center, left, presents the Top Indexing Braford award to William D. Sheriff.

TOP INDEXING BRANGUS  James Brackett of Twin Oaks Brangus, left, accepts the award for Top Indexing Brangus from Phil Worley.

TOP INDEXING BRAUNVIEH Blake Bagley, right, of Bagley Farms, accepts the award for Top Indexing Braunvieh from Phil Worley.

TOP INDEXING CHAROLAIS  Ted Collins, left, of Collins & Son, accepts the award for Top Indexing Charolais from Scott Tipton.

TOP INDEXING HEREFORD Phil Worley, left, presents the award for Top Indexing Hereford to Michael Bennett of Parallise Farm.

TOP INDEXING RED ANGUS  Bill Nutt, left, presents the award for Top Indexing Red Angus to Jaren and Burt Jeffords of 3-J Farms.

TOP INDEXING SIMMENTAL Rodney Hilley, right, presents the award for Top Indexing Simmental to Gary Jenkins of Jenkins Cattle Co.

Congratulations to the 43rd Annual Calhoun Bull Test winners!


The Top Indexing Gelbvieh Balancer was consigned by Verner Farms, LLC. Top Indexing Santa Gertrudis consigned by MC Ranch

Top Indexing Tarentaise consigned by Mountain View Farm G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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Junior Cattlemen’s Report

Lessons Learned on the Farm

By Gibson Priest, Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association chapter relations officer

From beginning to end on the farm, juniors learn valuable life lessons such as responsibility, discipline, integrity, hard work, persistence, honesty and humility, just to name a few.

There are all kinds of negative publicity about farmers and ranchers, but the public never sees “undercover” cell phone pictures or videos of the positive life lessons we as young adults acquire from being raised on a farm. The farm I live on is a family owned cow-calf operation. To be successful everyone must pull together and put forth a great deal of effort. The saying “you get what you put in” comes to mind because it is noted that if you work hard to ensure the quality of something, it will repay you with quality. You can't always control the results, but you can control the efforts you put in. This includes being prepared for such things as drought, recession, illness and many other obstacles that are beyond our control. At times of such things as drought and illness prayer and commitment are always our first and foremost way to begin handling the situation. Working hard on the farm doesn't always mean you will be financially rewarded. With the economy the way it is, money is important to everyone, especially a farmer. Oftentimes several weeks or months go by before you get paid for a good you produced and sold, so you learn you must ration out your spending. An example of this is the price of corn. Farmers have to either raise their own corn or produce it which can be quite expensive. The ability to manage money is a highly sought-after accomplishment that comes natural to me having been raised on a farm. Though I am usually able to work with my family on the farm, many times I have to be self-sufficient. I found out early that to be successful I would have to know what was going 66 January 2013

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on around the operation and look for things that needed to be done. If I wait to be told to do something I will not get as much done and I will not be much help to the operation. Teamwork is another trait that is strong around the farm. I have shown cattle, goats, sheep and hogs through the Georgia 4-H and FFA programs since I was 9 years old. If it wasn't for teamwork and help from my parents, 4-H and FFA advisors and fellow showmen and women I would not have been able to succeed in the show ring as I have. Many times without help from my parents, advisors and friends the trailer wouldn't get loaded and the cattle wouldn't arrive at the show. Let me also mention we have to prepare the farm for times when we are away because remember, we are totally responsible for making sure our cattle get fed and watered. So responsibility is evident as another strong life lesson learned on the farm. The Golden Rule is to do unto others as you would have them to do unto you. This is very true in all facets of life, on and off the farm. Farmers and ranchers are some of the most generous people you will ever encounter. Not only do farmers and ranchers know the importance of hard work, responsibility, the value of money, being self-sufficient and teamwork, they also raise some of the most well-rounded, productive citizens in this country. There is a Henry Hartman quote that says, “Success always comes when preparation meets opportunity.” My family gave me the opportunity to grow up on a farm. However, what I do with that opportunity comes from valuable life lessons and a true personal commitment. GC

P.O. Box 27990 Macon, GA 31210 478-474-6560

GJCA MISSION STATEMENT: The mission of the Georgia Junior Cattlemen's Association is to prepare the members of the junior association for membership and leadership in the Georgia Cattlemen's Association, and to offer educational opportunities to prepare them to become industry leaders.


Chairwoman Callie Akins

Convention/Summer Conference Coordinator Jordan Harrison Field Day Coordinator Merritt Daniels Chapter Relations Gibson Priest

Chapter Relations Walt Lipham Chapter Relations Ben Hicks

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I N D U S T R Y gent and received numerous awards, she was the most humble person on Earth. She was so generous and loving and gave aid to anyone who needed it without a second thought. Our mother was a true angel on Earth.” Her son John says, “My mother was the most amazing woman ever. She lived two lives: One for her family and friends and one for the public good.” Survivors in addition to her mother include her children, Anna Rebecca Kelley of Watkinsville, Ga., and John Guthrie Kelley of Brooklyn, NY; brother William Henry Collins Jr., of Ashville, NC, and nephew Justin Collins.

O B I T U A R I E S ,

Wendell Floyd Feb. 21, 1945 – Nov. 26, 2012 Wendell Joseph Floyd, age 67, of Cedartown, Ga., passed away suddenly on Monday, Nov. 26, 2012. Floyd was born on Feb. 21, 1945, in Cedartown to the late Joe Brown Floyd and Lois Waddle Floyd. In addition to his parents, he was also preceded in death by an infant daughter, Paula Floyd, and two brothers, J.B. Floyd and Melvin Floyd. He was a retired supervisor for the Manchester Tank Company and was also a cattle farmer. He was a longtime member of the Polk County Cattlemen’s Association. Floyd was a veteran, proudly serving with the United States Army

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during the Vietnam era. He was a member of the Antioch Baptist Church. Wendell is survived by his loving family: his wife Faye Nell Floyd; son Michael Floyd; daughter Kim Baker; brothers Harold Floyd, Marvin Floyd and Dennis Floyd; sisters Betty Ledbetter, Joyce Nicholson and Connie and husband Jerry Ingram; grandchildren Ansley Baker, Ariel Baker and Stormy Floyd; as well as a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

Fredric Harvey “Fred” Greene June 6, 1934 - Dec. 4, 2012 Fredric Harvey “Fred” Greene died Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012. Greene, the son of the late Harvey Raleigh Greene and Antoinette Margaret Hardage Greene, was born June 6, 1934, in Thomaston, Ga. Greene was a graduate of Robert E. Lee High School, played football for Florida State University and graduated from the University of Georgia. He served as lieutenant colonel in the United States Army Reserve and was the retired owner and operator of Greene's Propane Gas Company. A member of Mid-Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, Greene was on the Board of the Beef Masters and was a past winner of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Cattleman of the Year award. He was inducted into the Upson County Sports Hall of Fame and MidGeorgia Cattleman’s Association Hall of Fame. He was a member of Forest Hills United Methodist Church, Grace Bible Class and was an Eagle Scout. He sponsored several turkey hunts for the Wounded Warriors Project and loved sharing his farm with his friends and family. During his retirement, he and wife Betty Joe loved traveling and visited 49 states, staying with friends along the way. Survivors include his wife of 58 years, Betty Joe Peters Greene of Forsyth, Ga.; children Mike and Peggy Greene of Thomaston; Beverly and Terry Layson of Macon, Ga.; and Jody and Jeff DeFore of Forsyth; grandchildren Marie and Karl Broder of Atlanta, Ga.; Tony Greene of San Antonio, Texas; Jessica and Josh Robertson of Washington, DC; Brett Layson of Washington, DC; Andrew Layson of Macon; Hunter DeFore of Forsyth and Lauren DeFore of Forsyth; brother Carey Greene of Bonita Springs, Fla.; sister Judy Greene of Thomaston and sister-in-law Frances Greene of Albany, Ga. His brother Harold Bruce Greene preceded him in death. GC G E O R G I A C AT T L E M A N •

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