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June is Beef Month!

GEORGIA CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION 100 Cattlemen’s Drive | P.O. Box 27990 Macon, GA 31221 Phone: 478-474-6560 | Fax: 478-474-5732 |

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

GCA Mission Statement

The mission of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association is to unite cattle producers to advance the economic, political and social interests of Georgia’s cattle industry. The Georgia Cattleman magazine and the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association reserve the exclusive right to accept or reject advertising or editorial material submitted for publication. The editorial content contained in this magazine does not necessarily represent the views of the Georgia Cattleman magazine or the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. GEORGIA CATTLEMAN (USPS 974-320, ISSN 0744-4451) is published monthly by the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, 100 Cattlemen’s Drive, P.O. Box 27990, Macon, Georgia 31221. Subscription rate of $45.00 per year. Periodical Postage Paid at Macon, GA, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER — Send address changes to GEORGIA CATTLEMAN, 100 Cattlemen’s Drive, P.O. Box 27990, Macon, Georgia 31221. For advertising information, contact Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, P.O. Box 27990, Macon, GA 31221. Phone: 478-474-6560.


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Association Reports 6 GCA President’s Report, By Melvin Porter 9 GCA Executive Vice President’s Report, By Josh White 10 GCA Leadership 27 Georgia CattleWomen’s Report, By Ruth Hice 78 GJCA Report, By Hope Edwards Industry News 14 Sustainable Beef Draft Principles and Criteria Released 15 FSIS Inspection Report Shows Flaws in Brazil’s Food Safety 19 Industry Obituaries 33 GCA & GBB Announced Summer Intern 38 The Beef Candy Shop, By Bailey K. Toates 41 New GCA Committees 42 Above & Beyond, By Bailey K. Toates Reader Services 13 Leadership Q & A, By Mid-Georgia Cattlemen’s Association 18 Good Moos! 20 Georgia Beef Bites, By Suzanne Bentley 25 Camping Out In Wyoming, By Baxter Black 28 Associate Members 38 Tour the Heartland Coverage 46 Demo Day: Building Remodel Update 52 53rd Annual GCA Convention Coverage 58 Local Market Reports 60 Classified Ads 61 Management Calendar 63 Calendar of Events Expert Advice 34 Modern Cattle Drive, By Carole Knight 50 The Keys to Profit: Strategic Improvement, By Jason Duggin 68 Vaccinations: Part of the Heard Health Program, By Lee Jones

BEEF UP the Food Bank Join Georgia Beef Board and Georgia Food Bank Association’s efforts to BEEF UP the food bank. GBB is challenging all Cattlemen’s Chapters to celebrate beef month this June by donating beef to your local food bank. Local chapters who donate $100 or more in beef will receive a $50 reimbursement from GBB. Email Suzanne ( for more details or additional Beef Month promotion ideas.

Calling All Runners! We will be at the Peachtree Road Race on July 4th promoting BEEF! Join our TEAM BEEF and get a free t-shirt AND a free entry fee if you participate in our beef advocacy training conference call. Contact Suzanne with any questions. 478-474-1815


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Association Reports

President’s Report

Porter’s Post As I look at the headlines of the morning paper, it reads “One Man Dead, Another Injured in Shooting.” Reading the newspaper and watching the news on television can be depressing and it could make us wonder if there is ever any good news to report. Several chapters have invited Donna and I to attend their meetings and special events this past month and I have good news to report! In talking with members of these chapters, I asked them to tell me about some of their activities this past year. I can tell you that it was exciting to hear all the different ideas they shared to get members involved. The passion for the cattle industry and their community was evident. I would like to share some of these ideas with you. •Pay membership for Juniors to be a part of the Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association •Scholarships to graduating seniors •Sponsor FFA student to attend Washington Leadership Conference •Purchase show steer from a Junior member then have a raffle for two sides of beef with part of the proceeds going into a scholarship for a graduating Senior •Sponsor a Junior livestock show •Donate money to a livestock show •Sponsor a Little League team •Cook an annual steak dinner for graduating seniors and their parents •Annual lunch for middle school attendance extravaganza •Annual Chamber of Commerce steak and egg breakfast •Partner with Rotary Club to fund and build handicap ramps for people in the community •Partner with local churches to provide Thanksgiving meals •Partner with Farm Bureau and Young Farmers Chapter to purchase 6

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GCA President Melvin Porter and Family land for Agricultural Education Center •Donate money to FFA and 4-H for different activities •Sponsor a member of your chapter to go on the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association tour A special thanks to these chapters for inviting me to your events. It has been very encouraging for me to see GCA members promoting the cattle industry for the betterment of not only their chapter but their community as well. I am so blessed to be able to serve in this great association. I have been able to attend numerous production sales across the state this past month. The cattle have been good and the prices have been excellent. The lone consignment sale that I attended was the Tifton Heifer Evaluation and Reproductive Development (HERD) Program. A group of bred heifers averaged $2,413. Thirteen registered heifers averaged $2,892 and 67 commercial heifers averaged $2,319. This is a great opportunity for Georgia Cattlemen’s Association members to develop and market their heifers. The program is sponsored by the UGA Animal and Dairy Science Department, College of Agricultural and Environmental Science, College of Veterinary Medicine and Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. For more information on the HERD program, contact Jacob Segers at Tifton (229-386-3214) or Jason Duggins at Calhoun (706-624-1403). A special thanks to those who have been working on the Agricultural Commodity Commission for Beef the past three years. The ballots were counted on April 25 and cattle owners voted

in favor of funding the Commission with a 76.4 percent vote. This positive vote will help ensure our way of life for future generations. Remember this is our Commission, so if you have ideas of how the money should be utilized in the areas of research, education, and promotion, please contact Commission Chairman John Callaway. Collections are scheduled to begin July 1, 2014, with the Georgia Department of Agriculture in charge of collections and compliance. Hopefully, we will be able to start using some of these funds by late fall. Make plans to attend the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association Summer Conference July 25-26 at Unicoi State Park in Helen, Georgia. Kim Brackett, an Idaho rancher’s wife and mother who was recently elected Chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, will be the keynote speaker. Kim will share her experiences of juggling a successful cattle operation, internet blog (, a growing family and a volunteer cattle industry leader. The Tiger Creek Band, who has just been nominated for Georgia Music Awards Band of the Year, will perform on Friday night. Activities for all ages have been planned - corn hole tournament, golf tournament, skeet shooting, river rafting, zip line and lots of good fellowship. The members that are south of Macon can expect the temperature to be ten degrees cooler in the North Georgia mountains and it is miles above the “gnat line!” Register early for a fun-filled weekend. Remember it is more blessed to give than receive. Pay a GCA membership forward for a Junior, good customer, neighbor or friend.


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Georgia Cattlemen’s Association was pleased to host the annual meeting of the Georgia Livestock Markets Association at the GCA Headquarters on May 9. LMA members and guests began the meeting with comments from Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture, Gary Black. A disease traceability update was given by Dr. Robert Cobb, state veterinarian, and Dr. Christopher Young, USDA APHIS Area Vet in Charge. John Callaway, chair of the newly affirmed ACC for Beef, discussed steps to move forward with the new beef commission. Other speakers included GBB Chair, Harvey Lemmon, GBB Director of Industry Information, Suzanne Black, Georgia Department of Ag’s, Jack Spruill, GCA President-elect Randy Fordham, USDA Market News supervisor, David Garcia, USDA GIPSA supervisor Craig Stephens and Cattle South Magazine’s Gene Wheeler. The steak lunch was sponsored by GBB.

Georgia Beef Board and Georgia Cattlemen’s Association set up a both at the Georgia State FFA Convention. Meatballs, bumper stickers, magazines and bags were handed out to FFA members from across the state. Several GCA staff members served as judges for competitions. Will Bentley judged the livestock proficiency contest, Bailey Toates judged livestock systems in the agriscience fair and Josh White judged prepared public speaking.

On May 12, Congressman Doug Collins of Georgia’s 9th Congressional district made several stops to visit members of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and local agricultural community. The day started at the Franklin County Farm Bureau before touring Franklin County Livestock in Carnesville, Georgia. The tour then visited CABE. Farm where the Madison County Cattlemen provided steak sandwiches for the group. After lunch, the Cabe family showcased their farm that includes cattle, sheep and chickens. Congressman Collins, Will Cabe and several representatives from the local Farm Bureau discussed important issues that face farmers on a daily basis. Clay Ellison of Franklin County Livestock and John Kissee of LMA showed Congressman Collins around the facilities of Franklin County Livestock Sales. Collins was very proud of this district’s importance to the cattle industry in Georgia. 8

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Association Reports • Executive Vice President’s Report

A Firm Foundation Josh White

The last few months have seen too many cattle industry Farm Bureau and Georgia Young Farmer’s Association. Mr. Payne kept pushing, even during his health battles, he was friends and family members pass away. It has been a tough committed to showing up at GCA and other ag events. In run for the GCA family. But within the sadness and pain of spite of how terrible he felt, he always had an encouraging loss, there are many great memories as family and friends word of wisdom seeking the best for each organization. visit, eulogies are delivered and lives are remembered. The obituaries listed in this month’s magazine honor two men that One of the most unique and rewarding experiences I have gave deeply of themselves for GCA and Georgia agriculture. enjoyed since coming to work at GCA was the filming and Both Sam Payne and Bob Nash were men that dedicated their production of the GCA 50th Anniversary video produced lives to the betterment of our industry. Both a few years ago. While it’s not the most were men of vision and highly influential polished production, the focus is clearly in bringing the Georgia Cattlemen’s on the GCA leaders that were interviewed. Association to where we are today. I would encourage you to take a moment and look up the GCA YouTube channel Bob Nash was the first paid staff where we have posted segments of the member of GCA. He was at the meeting video, including interviews with Bob and where GCA was formed in 1961 and was Betty Nash. The video represents a unique elected to volunteer leadership. It only opportunity to hear directly from some of took a short time for the group to realize the pioneers of our association in their own that to make the organization grow they words. would have to have an executive secretary to keep everything organized and represent Shifting from the past to the GCA across the state and nation. Nash present, I’m sure you’ve heard by now that was selected for the position and wife after three years of work, cattle owners have Betty would say it was a “two for the price voted to fund the new Beef Commission in of one” deal. If it weren’t for effective, Georgia. A huge “thank you” goes to all the passionate leaders early in the life of GCA many people who have dedicated countless the organization would have simply fizzled. volunteer hours to help make this a reality. Instead, we were blessed with men like Nash GCA contributed three nominations to Bob Nash and Josh White at 50th and many others who provided the firm the original stakeholder working group. I Anniversary Cattlemen’s Ball. foundation to build a successful association. can’t thank Eddie Bradley, Steve Blackburn Nash soon moved into leadership at Georgia Farm Bureau and Ernie Ford enough for all the time and energy they have but he never forgot his roots at GCA and remained active in dedicated to our industry through this process. The other encouraging new ag leaders, including me, right up until his nine members of the stakeholder group deserve our thanks death. Current GFB president, Zippy Duvall, spoke at Mr. as well. Their honest assessments of the industry and how Nash’s funeral and did a great job of painting a picture of Nash we needed to proceed were pitch perfect as evidenced by a when he was in the prime of his leadership abilities. Duvall strong 76 percent “yes” vote in the referendum. As with all remembered a younger Nash as a commanding presence as state agricultural commodity commissions, a referendum Farm Bureau President and credited him with inspiring and will be held every three years to make sure cattle producers encouraging him and other current leaders, such as Agriculture continue to support the assessment. Collections will begin Commissioner Gary Black, to take steps to become the next July 1, 2014 with Georgia Department of Agriculture in generation of ag leaders. charge of the collection & compliance functions. Several GCA committees have already been working on ideas to suggest to Sam Payne was a key leader in the second generation of the commission for how to best use state checkoff dollars. The GCA’s history. His story is one of outstanding leadership in time is now to invest in the future of our industry. If you have getting the GCA building built and the small note paid off a great idea, be sure to share it with an ACC for Beef member quickly. Payne also represented GCA and GBB at various or a GCA leader as we work to make the most positive impact times at the national level. At every NCBA convention I possible with these dollars. attend there are people asking how Sam Payne is doing and if I’ve seen him lately. He, like Nash, didn’t limit his leadership Finally, don’t forget that June is Beef Month! Look to GCA but also strongly impacted his local community through this issue for several ideas of how you can help in a variety of roles and was a strong supporter of Georgia promote beef and support our industry this month. GEORGIA CATTLEMAN

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Georgia Cattlem GCA Leadership Team

Your GCA leadership team is here to serve you. Contact us with your ideas about our association or ot visit about the cattle industry.

Melvin Porter President

168 Hardman Rd Jefferson, GA 30549 706-654-8283

Randy Fordham President-Elect

65 Corey Dr Danielsville, GA 30633 706-207-1301

Executive Committee Members

Kristy Arnold, Screven 912-294-3485 • Lee Brown, Colbert 706-207-7048 • Carroll T. Cannon, Ty Ty 229-776-4383 • Tammy Cheely, Warrenton 706-465-2136 • Brent Galloway, Monticello 678-410-6070 • Scotty Lovett, Cuthbert 229-938-2187 •

Kyle Gillooly Vice President

2731 River Rd Wadley, GA 30477 478-494-9593

Billy Moore Treasurer

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

Josh White Executive V. P.

P. O. Box 27990 Macon, GA 31221 478-474-6560

GCA Immediate Past President

David Gazda, Athens 706-227-9098 •

NCBA Directors

Randy Fordham, Danielsville 706-207-1301 • Steve Blackburn, Waynesboro 214-912-1993 •

Foundation Chairman

Bill Hopkins, Thomson 706-564-2961 •

CattleWomen’s President

Ruth Hice, Barnesville 770-358-2705 •

Regional Vice Presidents

Region 1: James Burton, 423-838-0941 Region 8: Rodney Hilley, 770-567-3909 Region 2: Eddie Bradley, 706-994-2079 Region 9: Mike Burke, 706-551-3025 Region 3: Ron Ward, 706-213-9175 Region 10: Scotty Lovett, 229-938-2187 Region 4: Tony Cole, 770-596-6896 Region 11: Derek Williams, 229-315-0986 Region 5: Charles Woodward, 678-725-2292 Region 12: Ray Hicks, 912-682-8670 Region 6: Tammy Cheely, 706-465-2136 Region 13: John Moseley, Jr., 229-308-6355 Region 7: Larry Daniel, 706-812-5907 Region 14: Kurt Childers, 229-775-2287 Region 15: Alvin Walker, 912-282-1717 1961-1963 Ben T. Smith, Atlanta 1963-1966 Henry Green, Sr., St. Simons 1966-1968 Dr. Jack Tuttle, Barnesville 1968-1970 J.W. Trunnell, Cochran 1970-1971 K.J. Hodges, Blakely 1971-1972 Edward B. Pope, Washington 1972-1974 George Berner, Warm Springs 1974-1976 Dr. O.E. Sell, Milner 1976-1978 Joe Gayle, Perry 1978-1980 Sam Hay, Covington 1980-1981 Lee Campbell, Carrollton 1981-1982 Charles Baker, Calhoun 1982-1983 Webb Bullard, Camilla 1983-1984 Bobby Rowan, Enigma 1984-1985 Harvey Lemmon, Woodbury 1985-1986 Don Griffith, Buchanan 1986-1987 Gene Chambers, Douglas 1987-1988 Mike Peed, Forsyth 1988-1989 Sam Payne, Calhoun 1989-1990 Bobby Miller, Lula 1990-1991 Newt Muse, Carrollton


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GCA Past Presidents

1992-1993 Mark Armentrout, Roswell 1993-1994 Ralph Bridges, Lexington 1994-1995 Lane Holton, Camilla 1995-1996 Jim Goodman, Temple 1996-1997 Dr. Frank Thomas, Alamo 1997-1998 Joe Duckworth, Milledgeville 1998-1999 Betts Berry, Chickamauga 1999-2000 Curly Cook, Crawford 2000-2001 Chuck Sword, Williamson 2001-2002 Robert Fountain, Jr., Adrian 2002-2003 Louie Perry, Moultrie 2003-2004 Tim Dean, Lafayette 2004-2005 John Callaway, Hogansville 2005-2006 Bill Hopkins, Thomson 2006-2007 Dr. Jim Strickland, Glennville 2007-2008 Evans Hooks, Swainsboro 2008-2009 Mike McCravy, Bowdon 2009-2010 Bill Nutt, Cedartown 2010-2011 Bill Bryan, Summerville 2011-2012 Steve Blackburn, Waynesboro 2012-2013 Chuck Joiner, Carrollton 2013-2014 David Gazda, Athens

m e n’s A s s o c i a t i o n Local Chapter Presidents

ABAC | Aaron Weaver | 386-527-9232 Amicalola | George Lyons | 706-265-3328 Appalachian | Phillip Jones | 770-894-2479 Baldwin-Jones-Putnam | David Lowe |706-485-6436 Banks | Thomas Dalton | 706-677-3008 Barrow | Mike Pentecost | 770-868-6046 Ben Hill-Irwin | Ronny Branch | 229-457-0407 Berrien | Vacant Blue Ridge Mountain | Joe Garner | 706-994-3927 Burke | Leroy Bell | 706-564-6066 Carroll | Tony Cole | 770-596-6596 Clarke-Oconee | Walter Lee | 706-769-4231 Colquitt | Rocky Herndon | 229-782-5660 Cook | Sean Resta | 229-896-8285 Coweta | Robert Allen | 678-923-6159 Crawford Area | Doug Bailey | 478-361-3024 Decatur | Stuart Griffin | 229-246-0951 Elbert | Ron Ward | 706-213-9175 Floyd | Wesley Manis | 706-346-0874 Franklin | Keyes Davison | 706-498-6359 Grady | Caylor Ouzts | 229-377-7561 Greene Area | John Dyar | 706-453-7586 Hall | Steve Brinson Jr. | 770-869-1377 Haralson | Joe Griffith | 770-301-9113 Harris | Sandy Reames | 706-628-4956 Hart | Jason Fain | 706-436-9299 Heard | Keith Jenkins | 770-854-5933

Heartland | Tony Rogers | 478-934-2430 Henry | Howie Doerr | 404-502-6287 Houston | Wayne Talton | 478-987-0358 Jackson | Matt Shirley | 706-983-0276 Jefferson | Donavan Holdeman | 706-833-2962 Johnson Area | Will Tanner | 478-278-1922 Laurens | Brad Childers | 478-376-4670 Lincoln | Billy Moss | 706-654-6071 Little River | Marvin Norman | 706-595-4291 Lowndes | Vacant Lumpkin | Anthony Grindle | 706-300-6605 Macon | Ron Conner | 478-847-5944 Madison | Jim Patton| 706-255-8079 Meriwether | David Ward, Jr. | 706-741-6260 Mid-Georgia | Danny Bentley | 706-647-7089 Miller | Trent Clenney | 229-758-2844 Mitchell | J. Dean Daniels | 229-336-5271 Morgan | Michael Ivy, Jr. | 706-202-5046 Murray | Chris Franklin | 706-263-2008 North Georgia | David Lingefelt | 770-480-6177 Northeast Georgia | L. C. Pruitt | 706-865-2898 Northwest Georgia | Don Douglas | 706-259-3723 Ocmulgee | Jim Cannon | 229-467-2042 Ogeechee | Romaine Cartee | 912-531-0580 Oglethorpe | Andrew Gaines | 706-202-5742 Pachitla | Scotty Lovett | 229-938-2187 Peach | Willis Brown | 478-956-2798

Piedmont | Earnest Nichols, Jr. | 770-314-6061 Piney Woods | Steve Smith | 912-278-1460 Polk | Jason Bentley | 770-855-0082 Pulaski | Terry Moore | 478-952-0685 Red Carpet | Doug Bramlett | 770-547-9851 Satilla | Alvin Walker Jr. | 912-449-5352 Seminole | Bruce Barber | 229-524-8633 South Georgia | Lavawn Luke | 912-345-2102 Southeast Georgia | Charles Harris | 912-288-3437 Stephens | Mark Smith | 706-779-7362 Tattnall | Newley Halter | 912-690-0789 Taylor | Wayne Wilson | 706-656-6351 Thomas | Charles R. Conklin | 229-228-6548 Three Rivers | Derek Williams | 229-315-0986 Tift | Buck Aultman | 229-382-3202 Tri-County | Alan Sowar | 770-668-4226 Tri-State | Gary Autry | 423-902-5925 Troup | Tom Mahaffey | 770-329-7197 Turner | Randy Hardy | 229-567-9255 UGA | Jenna Lacey | 850-712-3329 Walton | Sammy Maddox | 770-267-8724 Washington | Bobby Brantley | 478-552-9328 Wayne | Randy Franks | 912-294-6802 Webster | Vacant Wilkes | Shane Moore | 706-678-5705 Wiregrass | Kurt Childers | 229-561-3466 Worth | David Carter | 229-776-9400

GCA • GJCA • GCWA Membership Form Complete and mail this form to: Georgia Cattlemen’s Association P.O. Box 27990 Macon, GA 31221 478-474-6560 • Fax: 478-474-5732 Email: ___ New Member ___ Renewal

___ GCA Dues, 1 year $50 ____ Yes, I’m interested in YCC* ___ GJCA Dues, 1 year $15 ___ GCWA Dues, 1 year $15 Additional Local Dues $____ Total Payment: $____

Name ________________________________________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________________________________ City ________________________________________ State___________ Zip ______________ Email ________________________________________________________________________ GCA Chapter __________________________________________________________________ Sponsored by __________________________________________________________________ Birthday (juniors only)___________________________________________________________ *YCC: Young Cattlemen’s Council include members ranging from 18 to 40 years of age, no additional dues.

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

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Morgan Adams, Omega Angel Avery, Waynesboro Craig Bock, Dalton Danny Bohler, Butler Patrick Carter, Cedartown Deanna Carter, Cedartown Mark Cochran, Cedartown Shirlee Dailey, Millen Jim Devane, Madison Jeff A Dewberry, Temple Rachel Dipietro, Athens Ty Dodson, Temple Jay Dunn, Milner


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Troy & Sheri Fennell,Douglasville Iola Gramling, Cumming Kirkland Little, Jr., Lyons Michael W Litz, Cumming Michael Loughridge, Chatsworth Ervin Mcafee, Cleveland Ben Morris, Athens Greg Patterson, Omega Michael Stubbs, Macon Bubba Thompson, Thomaston Lee Thrift, Waycross Cain Thurmond, Jefferson Randall Upchurch, Lineville, Alabama

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Mid- Georgia Cattlemen’s Association 2013 Beef Promotion Chapter of the Year

Share what Georgia Beef Month means to your chapter. With our chapter, every month is beef month, with a larger focus in June. To get the work done we have a great group of cattlemen/cattlewomen, Juniors and now a Young Cattlemen’s Council, along with their families that are becoming active in the promotion of beef. What are some of the activities your chapter has planned for 2014? This month we are sponsoring a young cattlemen’s family picnic to encourage them to promote beef among their peers and discuss other ways they can promote our industry. The Mid-Georgia Cattlemen’s Association has been actively involved with promoting Beef Month and Beef for Father’s Day since these promotions were started. For Father’s Day, the CattleWomen have distributed beef recipes and materials at restaurants, grocery stores, held Father’s Day steak drawings and featured cattlemen and recipes in local newspapers for over 35 years. This past year, our cattlemen’s president composed an article that not only promoted beef month, but encouraged producers and readers to join the association. Our biggest promotion during Beef Month is Hamburger Day at Akins Farm and Home in Barnesville where we give away 150 hamburgers to customers. We have been doing this project for at least five years. We have displays featuring recipes and beef industry brochures at local Farm Bureau offices, grocery stores, stockyard and local businesses. In the spring and fall seasons, the MGCA members are busy promoting beef by selling ribeye steak sandwiches at Forsythia Festival, Buggy Days and Inman Heritage Day. The Mid-Georgia Association believes that educating our youth is very vital. The ladies have been conducting and sponsoring 4-H Beef Cooking Classes for many years. Once again we will be teaching 4-H’ers about beef nutrition, how to cook beef dishes and how we care for our cattle. We support our FFA and 4-H members by sponsoring shows and clinics. We have provided cattle, pens, by-products exhibit and teacher packets for Farm Days in our area. We distribute the “ZIP” activity book to second graders in Upson County every year. Members distributed beef information to kids and adults at the Spalding County Fair. We feel that it is important to provide beef to local organizations that help feed our communities. The Cattlemen and CattleWomen have contributed beef and beef certificates for many years to local soup kitchens, food pantries, shelters and Wounded Warrior programs. This year we are asking for food or monetary donations at Hamburger Day to use with the Georgia Beef Board’s “Beef Up the Food Bank” program. Give us some tips and tricks to implementing and executing an outstanding beef promotion event. The Mid-Georgia Chapter is comprised of six counties, so sometimes it is hard to coordinate all the projects. So, we ask our directors and CattleWomen in each county to help coordinate activities in their county. We have found that if you partner up with other groups like Farm Bureau or stores, we can accomplish a lot more activities. The best promotions that we have come from us working together as a family organization. We believe that each member (young or old, junior, lady or cattleman) can reach their peers and tell our story about the cattle industry. We communicate with our members through our bi-monthly 16 page newsletter “Bull Sheet” and our website at These tools help members stay connected to educational information that benefits their cattle operation as well as promotes beef. What is the most pertinent issue facing beef promotion in Georgia today? We believe the most pertinent issue facing beef promotion in Georgia today is how to use Georgia’s new Beef Commission’s check off dollars, in beef promotion and research. We have a more complex job than the public realizes. It takes our entire community to showcase beef from pasture to plate. We believe the consumer will learn that our values and theirs are very similar. We believe we need to promote our thoughts on raising healthy cattle, preserving the environment, which will help raise healthy cattle and in return provide a higher quality food for the consumer. GEORGIA CATTLEMAN

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NCBA News and Updates Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef Releases Draft Principles and Criteria The Global Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (GRSB) released its draft Principles and Criteria document in March. Those principles and criteria provide a basic framework for defining beef sustainability without setting standards or creating a “one-size-fits-all” approach to how beef should be produced. The sustainability principles and criteria contained within the document represent a year- long, multi-stakeholder process which included participants from around the world, including representatives from NCBA. “GRSB defines global sustainable beef as a socially responsible, environmentally sound and economically viable product that prioritizes planet, people, animals, and progress,” said Cameron Bruett, President, GRSB and Head, Corporate Affairs, JBS USA. “Our membership has worked in a collaborative fashion to boldly confront the challenges in every segment of the beef value chain. The core principles for global beef sustainability seek to balance a broad range of issues including natural resources, community and individual development, animal well-being, food, and efficiency and innovation.” Although NCBA had a role in helping to draft the principles and criteria, there are a number of areas where NCBA continues to have concerns with the document. As a member of GRSB, NCBA will continue to engage in the process and seek changes to the principles and criteria. “The conditions and practices under which beef is produced vary greatly around the world. As a result, there are principles and criteria contained in the document that apply to practices and conditions in the United States, while some do not,” said Forrest Roberts, NCBA Chief Executive Officer. “In

most instances the practices, laws and regulations in the U.S. are more stringent.” Although the draft principles and criteria do not represent NCBA policy and the organization has no current official position on the document, the organization will continue to engage in the effort. “Because of the global nature of this document and the diverse views of GRSB members, there are some areas of concern,” said Roberts. “We believe that the farmers and ranchers in the U.S. are among the most responsible and progressive in the world and they take pride in the fact that they have been producing beef responsibly for generations.” He pointed out that each member of the beef value chain plays an important role in the sustainability of our industry and we each have improvements we can make. “It’s that spirit of continuous improvement that makes our industry great and we are hopeful that this document will provide the framework to benchmark those improvements in the U.S. and around the globe,” said Roberts. GRSB’s sustainability principles and criteria are available online for public review and comment at www.grsbeef. org and NCBA will be submitting extensive comments on the document. NCBA members and beef industry stakeholders are also encouraged to provide input directly to GRSB, through the comment form on the website, in an effort to provide input on sustainable beef production from the U.S. perspective. The public comment period was open until May 16, 2014. After that time the comments will be reviewed and incorporated into the draft document. The revised final draft will be reviewed and voted upon at GRSB’s annual meeting later this year.

Legislative Watch Renewable Fuel Standard Reform Act (H.R. 1462) • Sponsor: Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) Amends the Clean Air Act to revise the renewable fuel program. NCBA urges a YES vote on H.R. 1462. Key Farmer Identity Protection Act (S. 1343 & H.R. 4157) • Key Sponsors: Sens. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.) and Reps. Rick Crawford (R-Ark.), Lee Terry (R-Neb.), Mike McIntyre (D-NC) and Jim Costa (D-Cal.). Protects the personal information of livestock producers from being distributed to third parties. NCBA urges a YES vote on S. 1343 and H.R. 4157. Water Rights Protection Act (S. 1630) • Key Sponsors: Rep. Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and Sen. John Barrasso (R-Wyo.) Provides a means to combat the recent directive that allows the United States Forest Service to seize private water rights without just compensation. The House version, H.R. 3189, passed and NCBA urges a YES vote on S. 1630. Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014 (S.1900 & H.R. 3830) • Key Sponsors: Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.), Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Rep. Dave Camp (R-Mich.) To establish strong rules for trade negotiations and Congressional approval of trade pacts, to deliver trade agreements that boost U.S. exports and create American jobs. NCBA urges a YES vote on S.1900 and H.R. 3830. America’s Small Business Tax Relief Act of 2014 (H.R.4457) • Key Sponsors: Reps. Pat Tiberi (R-Ohio), Ron Kind (D-Wis.), Todd Young (R-Ind.), Richard Neal (D-Mass.), Jim Gerlach (R-PA), Danny Davis (D-IL) and Rep. Aaron Shock (R-IL) To permanently extend tax relief under Section 179 expensing by expensing limitations on capital investments to $500,000. Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency (EXPIRE) Act This is the tax extenders package approved by the Senate Finance Committee that will be considered on the floor of the Senate after the Easter recess. This package includes a two-year extension of 50% bonus depreciation on new capital equipment purchases, a two-year extension of Section 179 expensing for capital investments, and an extension of the conservation easement tax credit. Common Sense in Species Protection Act of 2014 (H.R. 4319 ) Amends the ESA to require the Secretary of the Interior to publish and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis a the time of a listing decision and include critical habitat designation impacts. Key Sponsor: Rep. Crawford (R-Ark.) Community Protection Act of 2014 (S. 2084) • Sponsors: Sens. Landrieu (D-Lou.) and Pryor (D-Ark.) Amends the ESA to require the Secretary of the Interior to publish and make available for public comment a draft economic analysis at the time a proposed rule to designate critical habitat is published. 14

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NCBA News and Updates Newly Released FSIS Inspection Report Shows Significant Flaws in Brazil’s Food Safety Inspection Following the USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service’s proposed rule to allow the importation of fresh and frozen beef from 14 states in Brazil and the closing of the comment period on April 22, 2014, NCBA has reviewed the USDA Food Safety Inspection Service’s final audit report on an onsite audit conducted on Brazil’s meat inspection system. The onsite audit was conducted from February 19 through March 14, 2013 and the report is dated April 16, 2014. “NCBA is extremely disappointed this final audit report was not released in time for a full review, prior to the comment deadline on the proposed rule,” said Bob McCan, NCBA president and Victoria, Texas cattleman. “In early March, NCBA formally requested through a Freedom of Information Act request, all pertinent documents, including a final 2013 FSIS audit report for Brazil. This report was available prior to the comment deadline, but the failure by FSIS to provide it, shows a complete lack of preparation of the documents the U.S. cattle industry would need in order to make informed and meaningful comments.” The FSIS audit was designed to determine the equivalence of Brazil’s meat inspection system. All nations that import product into the U.S. must meet or exceed FSIS’ domestic requirements prior to being approved for importation of fresh or processed meats. The audit focused on six main system components: government oversight, statutory authority and food-safety regulations, sanitation, Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Points systems, chemical residue control programs and microbiological testing programs. “This audit report confirms many of the compliance concerns that NCBA recently expressed in our comments on behalf of our members,” said Dr. Kathy Simmons, NCBA

chief veterinarian. “Our members have significant concerns with Brazil’s ability and willingness to meet established compliance requirements. Most alarming to me is the inconsistent application and implementation of Specified Risk Material requirements throughout the system and a history of unresolved drug residue violations.” The audit found that Brazil’s meat inspection program did not provide a standard guideline for its inspection personnel concerning the definition of SRMs in cattle in accordance with FSIS’ requirements, resulting in inconsistent implementation of the SRM requirements. Brazil’s inspection system did not fully enforce HACCP systems plans and records in five audited establishments. And that Brazil’s inspection personnel did not fully enforce sanitation requirements to prevent crosscontamination of bovine carcasses in one establishment. For those and other reasons, the report stated that “until Brazil has satisfactorily addressed these issues, FSIS will not certify any new establishments as eligible to export to the United States.” “Cattlemen and women support free and open trade, based on sound science,” said McCan. “But that science relies on the ability of actors to uphold certain standards. We are more convinced than ever, after reading this report, that Brazil is not capable of holding its industry to the same standards we hold ourselves to. If Brazil cannot manage their food safety equivalency standards, how can we trust that they have the safeguards to protect animal health? Therefore, we continue to urge APHIS to withdraw this proposed rule.” NCBA has submitted comments and requested an extension to further receive and review documents related to the proposed rule.

In early May, the House passed H.R. 2919 the Open Book on Equal Access to Justice Act, legislation that will require agencies to track and report payments made through The Equal Access to Justice Act. EAJA was originally passed in 1980 to level the playing field for individuals and small businesses to challenge federal decisions and allow plaintiffs to recover legal fees when they prevailed against the federal government in court. The plaintiff does not necessarily have to win the case; prevailing on certain points can merit EAJA reimbursement. Often, the government will simply opt to award EAJA payments when settling out of court rather than devoting time, staff and resources to a trial. Although EAJA was intended to protect citizens’ rights, it has become a means for environmental groups to target private citizens by challenging in court their rights to natural resource uses such as livestock grazing. In 1995, through passage of the paperwork reduction act, the reporting requirement for

EAJA payments was removed. For almost 20 years now the government has not been tracking how much money has been paid out through EAJA. Non-government collected data shows that extremely wealthy special interest groups have filed more than 1,500 cases in a recent six-year period, many of which could be defined as frivolous and often times on technicalities. EAJA litigation has become a specialization of these interest groups and their lawyers, making it easy for them to drive an agenda through the courts. It’s important for taxpayers to know where their money is being spent. There has been an uptick in lawsuits from environmental groups pushing an agenda since reporting ended in 1995. This legislation will help shed light on where these funds are being paid out and who is benefitting from EAJA to ensure it is operating as Congress intended it.

House Passes Legislation to Require EAJA Payment Tracking


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Georgia Bull Evaluation Programs The Calhoun Bull Evaluation Program will soon begin its 45th year, and the Tifton Bull Evaluation Program will begin its 57th year. The Programs have three primary purposes: (1) to record differences in ability of bulls to gain in uniform environment; (2) to provide breeders with a sound scientific basis for selecting bulls with ability to gain weight rapidly and to make such bulls available to cattlemen; (3) to serve as an educational demonstration of the value of records of performance. The Programs are sponsored by the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, Animal & Dairy Science Department of the University of Georgia College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences, Cooperative Extension, Coastal Plain Experiment Station, and the Northwest Georgia Research and Education Center. The 2014 – 15 Bull Test Advisory Committee members include C. L. Cook of Social Circle, Gary Hill of Tifton, Rodney Hilley of Zebulon, John Jarrell of Butler, Gary Jenkins of Moultrie, Harvey Lemmon of Woodbury, and Melvin Porter of Jefferson. Birth dates for bulls entered at Calhoun are from September 1, 2013 – November 30, 2013. Entry deadline is June 2, 2014, with delivery on either June 30 or July 1, 2014. The sale for those bulls that end the test in approximately the top two-thirds on a combination of rate of gain and weight per day of age in each breed group is scheduled for Friday, December 5, 2014. For additional information about this year’s test, please contact Jason Duggin at 706/624-1403 (jduggin@uga. edu) or Phil Worley at 706/624-1398 ( Birth dates for bulls entered at Tifton are from December 1, 2013 – February 28, 2014. Entry deadline is September 1, 2014, with delivery on either September 29 or 30, 2014. The sale for those bulls that end the test in approximately the top two-thirds on a combination of rate of gain and weight per day of age in each breed group is scheduled for Wednesday, March 4, 2015. For additional information about this year’s test, please contact Dr. Jacob Segers at 229/386-3214 (jacobs@uga. edu) or Patsie Cannon at 229/386-3683 or (

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Congratulations to Will Bentley and Kristie Mcgoldrick on their engagement. Will proposed May 3 in Savannah. The two are excited to start their lives together. Will works for Georgia Cattlemen’s Association as Director of Association Services.

Madison Baugh spent three weeks with GBB job shadowing Suzanne Bentley for her senior project at Stratford Academy. Baugh learned about the Beef Checkoff, along with beef promotion and education in the state of Georgia. She traveled with Bentley to various events including elementary school AG days and Georgia FFA State Convention. Baugh also learned about budgeting, event planning, social media and website management. The office is sad to see her go, but wish her good luck as she attends Sewanee: The University of the South in the fall.

Callaway Cattle Company is one of 10 farms/ranches from across the USA that has been chosen by American National CattleWomen, Inc. for the Mom’s Day on the Farm Event. The date has been set for Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014. Callaway Cattle Company is located in Hogansville, Georgia The event will focus on creating transparent, creative, and memorable experiences for moms, with CattleWomen volunteers serving as hosts and speakers. Connecting young moms with modern beef production and improving their opinions about beef is the key goal of the event.


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Obituaries Sam Millard Payne Mr. Sam Millard Payne, age 70, a well-known farmer and businessman of Calhoun, died Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at his residence following an extended illness. He was born in Calhoun at the Johnson-Hall Clinic on September 14, 1943, son of the late Oscar Millard Payne, who died in 1968, and the late Ruth Alice Patterson Payne in 1999. Sam attended Belwood School and was a 1961 graduate of Calhoun High School. He was a 1963 graduate of Reinhardt College with a BA degree in History, and attended the University of Georgia, pursuing a Masters degree in History. He was owner and operator of Payne Farm and Produce. Sam was a veteran, serving his country in the US Army, the Army Security Agency, and the National Security Agency from 1966 through 1968. He was a member of Farmville United Methodist Church. During his lifetime, Sam was active in many associations and boards, including an FFA and 4-H Volunteer Leader; the state 4-H Advisory Board; a Gordon County School Board Member; past president and member of the Red Carpet Cattlemen’s Association; past president and member of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association; vice-president of National Cattlemen’s Beef Aasscoation, Region 2, and had served on various committees of the NCBA; past president of the Gordon County Chamber of Commerce; member of the Gordon County Farm Bureau Board for 31 years; committee member of the GA State Farm Bureau Commodity Board; served on the Governor’s Water Conservation Board under Gov. Nathan Deal; a founding member of the Gordon County Young Farmers; past State Chaplain of Georgia Young Farmers; elected to the North Georgia Regional Development Authority; a board member of the Regional Water Conservation; member of the Georgia Beef Board, and member of the National Beef Check-Off Board; past president of GCYFA; and appointed member of the NWGA Regional Counsel Board. He leaves behind his wife of 48 years, Eleanor Ann Barrett Payne; a son, Millard Payne; two daughters, Mary Manning and her husband Bruce, and Carla Payne and Scott Bowers, all of Calhoun; grandchildren, Shayna, Breana, and Matthew Manning; Godson, Sonny Fox and his wife Amy and their children, Layla, Kayla, Luke, and Ely; Goddaughters, Sandra Lopez, Bianka Reyes, and Vanessa Smith; and an aunt, Fannie Payne. Nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives also survive. Robert Lee “Bob” Nash Mr. Robert Lee “Bob” Nash, 90, of The Rock, died Friday, April 25, 2014 at his home. Mr. Nash was born in Terral, Oklahoma, on July 4, 1923, a son of the late Charles H. and Lela Nash. He served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the U. S. Army in the United States and the European Theatre during World War II. Mr. Nash was a graduate of Oklahoma State University (formerly Oklahoma A & M) in Stillwater, Oklahoma. He earned a BS Degree in Animal Science and later an MS Degree in Animal Nutrition. In 1957 he and his wife, the late Betty June Rhodes Nash, moved to Georgia and began raising Hereford cattle. They moved to The Rock in 1976. Throughout his life he was passionate about farming, raising cattle, and teaching his children and others the importance of agriculture. In 1942 he was awarded the 4-H National Presidential Trophy and was a 4-H Achievement Winner. In 1982 he was National 4-H Alumni Winner. In 1985 he received the award for Progressive Farmer Man of the Year for Service to Georgia Agriculture, and was also inducted into the Georgia Cattleman’s Hall of Fame. He received numerous National and Georgia FFA Honorary Farmers Awards, as well as awards from the Georgia 4-H Master Club. He was a 4-H volunteer leader for over 50 years. In 2010 he received the Georgia Farm Bureau Outstanding Achievement Award and also the Thomaston-Upson Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr. Nash served as the first Executive Vice-President of the Georgia Cattleman’s Association and was a past field representative for the American Hereford Association. He served as the Georgia Farm Bureau President from 1978 until 1988, and was currently an Upson County Farm Bureau Director. He served on numerous boards and committees for Mid-Georgia Cattlemen’s, Georgia Cattlemen’s, Farm Credit, 4-H, US and Georgia Agricultural Advisory Committees, Barnesville 1st United Methodist Church, and Georgia Farm Bureau. Mr. Nash had always been a farmer and an advocate for agriculture. He has been called “The Voice of Georgia Farmers”. Mr. Nash was a dedicated member of the First United Methodist Church in Barnesville. Mr. Nash is survived by three children and their spouses, Cynthia and Steve Douglas of The Rock, Clifford and Laverne Nash of Moultrie, and Charles and Alexis Nash of Chicago, Illinois. Nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren also survive. GEORGIA CATTLEMAN

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Georgia•Beef•Bites By Suzanne Bentley, GBB director of industry information & public relations

Happy Beef Month, Georgia! In celebration of Georgia Beef Month, we bring you some zesty concoctions that make delicious rubs and marinades for your favorite steak! At least for me, it is always easy to decide that steak will be on my menu for the night. However, it’s not always easy to figure out which cut to use or the perfect seasoning only to enhance that beefy flavor. The truth is you can create your own seasonings at home using the tips provided to make rubs and marinades. First, start by matching the cut of beef you chose to the type of flavor booster you chose whether it is a marinade or rub. Make sure you only use a rub on the more tender cuts to make sure you have a palatable experience. If you do need a tenderizer, combine ingredients to make a tenderizing marinade that uses a liquid base that has an acid component which will help tenderize your beef. Then, add any dry spices that you typically grab when seasoning your favorite dishes and add to the rub or marinade. There really isn’t a right or wrong way to add extra flavor to your beef, it all depends on your personal taste. Start grilling, Georgia! This weather is perfect for grilling and summer is right around the corner!

Dry rubs are simple, but go a long way in adding flavor. Unlike some marinades, rubs don’t tenderize, they strictly bolster the flavor. If you are worried about convenience, dry rubs are perfect in a time crunch because they are easy to mix up. However, you do need to make sure you choose a cut that is already tender since rubs only enhance the flavor. (Pictured using a flat iron steak.) 1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano or 1 tablespoon dried oregano leaves 1 tablespoon freshly grated lemon peel 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 teaspoon pepper


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Tenderizing marinades contain acidic ingredients like lemon juice, flavored vinegars and prepared salad dressings or enzymatic ingredients naturally found in foods like pineapple, papaya and ginger. Start with a less tender steak like Flank or Skirt and allow the marinade to do its magic for 6 to 24 hours. (Pictured using a flank steak.) 1/3 cup soy sauce 1/2 cup olive oil 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice 1/4 cup Worcestershire sauce 1 1/2 tbsp garlic powder

3 tbsp dried basil 1 1/2 tbsp dried parsley flakes 1 tsp ground pepper 1 tsp minced garlic

Flavor marinades should be used with tender steaks like a Strip or Top Sirloin. Ingredients such as oils, herbs and spices can add great flavor in as little as 15 minutes to 2 hours. Flavor marinades can use the same ingredients as tenderizing marinades. The only difference is the amount of time the beef marinates. (Pictured using a top sirloin.) 1/2 cup finely chopped onion 1/3 cup spicy steak sauce 4 cloves garlic (minced) 4 teaspoons dried oregano leaves


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Beef MonthBASICS YOUR CUT 1 CHOOSE Some of the best cuts for


grilling include:

Strip Steak*

Flank* (*indicates lean)


YOUR BEEF 2 PREPARE Prepare grill (gas or charcoal)


according to manufacturer’s directions for medium heat.

Season beef with herbs and seasonings, as desired.

Remove beef from refrigerator.


PURCHASING GROUND BEEF –Ground Beef packages are labeled according to USDA standards. The information on the labels will be expressed as percent lean to percent fat (80% lean/20% fat, for example). –Ground Beef labels may also indicate where the beef comes from (such as Chuck, Round or Sirloin).

STORAGE TIPS –Most labels have a “sell by” date. Ground Beef should be purchased on or before that date. Store it in the coldest part of the refrigerator at 36° to 40° and either use or freeze within two days. –Ground Beef can be frozen in its original transparent packaging for up to two weeks. –Refrigerate leftovers promptly after serving (within 2 hours after cooking).


COOKING & FOOD SAFETY TIPS Place on cooking grid.

Grill, covered, according to chart at, turning occasionally.

Once finished, season beef with salt, if desired.




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–Defrost frozen Ground Beef in the refrigerator, never at room temperature. Wash hands with hot soapy water before and after handling raw meat. Also, wash any surface or utensils that raw meat has touched. –For best results when preparing patties, mix ingredients lightly but thoroughly; over mixing can cause a firm, compact texture instead of the desired moist, juicy results. –Turn burgers with a spatula, without pressing down, which releases flavorful juices. –Ground Beef (patties, meatloaves, meatballs) should be cooked to an internal temperature of 160° (medium doneness). Color is not a reliable indicator of Ground Beef doneness. Funded by The Beef Checkoff GEORGIA CATTLEMAN

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It was just another camping trip with friends. A gathering, a return to nature, to get a taste of what life was like in the Wyoming forests and plains before Napoleon Bonaparte sold it to Thomas Jefferson in 1803. The transaction should have been called the Cheyenne Purchase except the Indian tribes never got a dime. I guess if the Purchase occurred today, President Obama would be forced to buy Wyoming from the Powder River Coal Company. But, back to our campers, Roy and Regina had moved into the First Class seats of camping. Like their friends, they brought Tabasco sauce to season, T-bones to grill, potato chips to munch on, sausage, eggs and libations of all kinds and heavy-duty lawn chairs. As to their accommodations they eschewed camping under the stars. Roy had Boy Scout tendencies and packed his brand new teepee outfitter’s tent; big enough to sleep four, though they numbered only two. The model of teepee he bought did not include a floor and the cover was a heavy-duty, lightweight, waterproofed polyester, guaranteed to be the envy of any pioneer. It had an adjustable smoke hole should one need to warm the tent. Harking back to his Cub Scout days he tied two saplings together and incorporated them into his tent erection. Regina asked if he should tie-off the lightweight polyester flaps to a tree or two, pointing out that this was Wyoming, whose state bird is the windsock and whose capital once was Scottsbluff

till it just blew over there. Roy assured her this would work, and he flashed his Kindling merit badge. The group had a grand evening. Roy went to the tent and lit the wood burning portable camp stove he had placed between their two cots. Soon they retired. He drifted off into dreams of the cubby handshake and mumbling, “…I will do my best to do my duty…to obey the scout law…ZZZZZZ…” Regina was restless. The rustling of the leaves soon became a persistent breeze. The lightweight polyester began to spread its wings, then flapped like someone changing a sheet! She blinked and suddenly she was under the stars! Behind her, the tent containing the portable camp stove took a deep breath and lit the heavy-duty, lightweight, waterproofed but…apparently flammable polyester tent. Roy jumped up, clad in his skivvies, and attacked the fire with bottles of water and cans of beer; grabbing, opening and racing back and forth in front of the fire! He minced and pirouetted, hopping and whooping like an Arapahoe brave with Tourette’s Syndrome. Finally he lifted the cooler full of ice and heaved it onto the polyester cremation! They spent the night in the truck. As they recalled the story at breakfast next morning, someone mentioned Kevin Costner. “Costner?” asked Roy. “Yeah, Dances With Flames.”

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15th Florida Bull Test Announcement

Nomination deadline for consignors wishing to consign bulls to the Florida Bull Test is June 13, 2014. The Florida Bull test is hosted at the University of Florida North Florida research and Education Center (NFREC) in Marianna, Florida For the 15th year, the North Florida Research and Education Center (NFREC) will be hosting the Florida Bull Test. Consignors may download the Nomination form from the Florida Bull Test Website (http:// ). Bulls must be born between August 15 and December 31, 2013. There will be a limit of 125 bulls for the test. Therefore, consignors should be aware that late nominations may result in a bull not being accepted to the Florida Bull Test. Additional important information can be accessed on the Florida Bull Test website. The primary purpose of the Florida Bull Test is to serve as an educational aid for the improvement of beef cattle. The test aims to: 1) provide the commercial cow/calf producer a source of bulls that have been gain tested, that were thoroughly evaluated at the same location, and that have passed stringent health requirements; 2) provide an opportunity for seed stock producers to advertise their breeding programs through testing and marketing bulls; and 3) promote awareness and understanding of the latest animal breeding concepts and tools while showcasing superior beef cattle genetics in Florida. The test standardizes environmental conditions for evaluating postweaning performance. In doing so, it provides useful records for bull consignors to better evaluate breeding programs and creates a local source of performance-tested bulls. A new initiative for the 15th Florida Bull Test is to include the possibility of remote bidding for the sale through the internet. This opportunity will provide consignors an added opportunity to market their bulls to potential buyers who are unable to attend the sale in person. In addition, buyers who cannot attend the sale will have the opportunity to purchase bulls through a verified internet bidding company. We are excited about offering this new opportunity! For more information on the Florida Bull Test, visit the web page or call by telephone at 850-394-9124. 26

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Association Reports • Georgia CattleWomen’s Association New Year, New Things By Ruth Hice, CattleWomen’s Association President

Well, we are in a New Year for Georgia Cattlewomen. We had a great convention and thanks go out to all that supported our Jason Chapman Scholarship. We made $ 667.00 this will take care of the scholarship. The winner of the quilt was Greg Clark. The cattle drive for hunger was a great success, all the money raised goes to organizations that support the less fortunate for purchasing beef. We are looking further to a great year for our organization, with June being beef month this is a good time to promote our beef with recipes and informative brochures. Now on a sad note, Ann and Carla Payne, both past GCWA presidents lost an important man in their life. Sam Payne was both a husband and father. Keep them in your prayers. Another past president, Cynthia Douglas, lost her daddy Bob Nash. Keep this family in your prayers, too. Both Sam and Bob were past presidents of Georgia Cattlemen’s Association. They will be deeply missed. Let’s go to a happier note if anyone would like to be on a committee or help in any way please let me know. Until we meet again good bye for now. P.S. I would give a great big thank you to Rachel Austin for helping with the quilt donations without her it would not be the same. President: Ruth Hice 387 Fredonia Church Rd Barnesville, GA 30204 770-468-1180 President-Elect: Carolyn Gazda 1985 Morton Road Athens, GA 30605 706-227-9098 Vice-President: Carol Williams 1141 Broughton Rd Madison, GA 30650 706-342-3479 Secretary: Lynn Bagwell 1078 Cass White Rd Cartersville, GA 30121 770-382-0747 Treasurer: Sara Akins 1177 S. Coffee Rd. Nashville, GA 31639 229-686-2771 Past President: Brenda Brookshire 6179 State Hwy 60 Suches, GA 30572 706-747-3693 Parlimentarian: Peggy Bledsoe PO Box 1001 Perry, GA 31069 478-987-2028 President: Nanette Bryan 2830 E Armuchee Road Summerville, GA 30747 706-397-8219

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Each month, the GCA Associate Members section recognizes GCA’s allied-industry and business members. To become an associate member, complete the form below or call 478-4746560. GCA members are encouraged to use the services of these industry-supporting professionals.

Tenderloin Members ($600+) AgGeorgia Farm Credit

AgSouth Farm Credit Athens Seed Co., Watkinsville Atlantic & Southern Equipment, LLC, Lake City Southwest Georgia Farm Credit Dow AgroSciences Fuller Supply Company Georgia Metals Inc., Danielsville Intervet Merial Pennington Seeds Purina Mills Southern Farm & Forest, LLC Southern States Yancey Bros. Company Zoetis Complete and mail this form to: Georgia Cattlemen’s Association P.O. Box 27990, Macon, GA 31221 478-474-6560 • Fax: 478-474-5732 • Email: ___ New Member ___ Renewal Business Name _________________________________________ Contact ______________________________________________ Address _______________________________________________ City _____________________________ State____ Zip ________ Phone ________________________________________________ Fax __________________________________________________ GCA Chapter __________________________________________ Sponsored by ___________________________________________ Membership Level ___ Tenderloin Member $600 or more ___ T-Bone Member $300 - $599 ___ Ribeye Member $150 - $299 ___ Sirloin $75 - $149 Contribution Amount $ _____

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


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Associate Membership Form

T-Bone Members ($300 - $599) Franklin County Livestock, Carnesville Georgia Development Authority, Monroe Manor Cattle Company, Manor

Moseley Cattle Auction LLC, Blakely Stephens County Farm Bureau, Eastanollee

Ribeye Members ($150 - $299)

Alltech, Inc., Thomasville Amicalola EMC, Jasper Carden and Associates, Winter Haven, Florida Carroll County Livestock, Carrollton Columbia County Farm Bureau, Harlem Colquitt Ag Services, Doerun Farmers Seed Co., Inc., Doerun First Madison Bank & Trust, Danielsville Flint River Mills, Bainbridge Franklin County Farm Bureau, Carnesville Gerald A. Bowie, Auctioneer, West Point Jackson EMC, Gainesville Jackson EMC, Hull

Lumber City Supplements, Lumber City Mid State Meat, LLC, Sandersville Nationwide Insurance, Winston Nitram Farms, Ocilla Pasture Management Systems, Mount Pleasant, North Carolina Peoples Community National Bank, Bremen Resaca Sun Feeds LLC, Resaca Sunbelt Ag. Expo, Moultrie Sunbelt Builders Inc., Covington United Community Bank, Carrollton Waters Agricultural Labs, Inc., Camilla Zeeland Farm Services Inc., DeSoto

Sirloin Members ($75 - $149) AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Dublin AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Perry AgGeorgia Farm Credit, Royston Akins Feed & Seed, Barnesville Arnall Grocery Company, Newnan Athens Stockyard, Athens, Tennessee Baggett Farms, Montrose Baker Cattle Service, Quitman Bank of Camilla, Camilla Bank of Dudley, Dublin Banks County Farm Bureau, Homer Bartow County Farm Bureau, Cartersville BBWH Insurors, Statesboro Bekaert Corp., Douglas Bishop’s Country Store, Fitzgerald Black’s Seed Store, Dublin Braswell Cattle Company, Athens Bubba’s Tire, Dublin Bull Hill Ranch, Gray Court, S.C. Burke Truck and Tractor, Waynesboro C & B Processing, Milledgeville Capital City Bank, Dublin Carroll E.M.C., Carrollton Cat Creek Cattle Co., Valdosta Chapman Fence Company, Jefferson Chattooga Farm Bureau, Summerville Christian, Kelly, Thigpen & Co. LLC, Dublin Citizens Bank, Dublin Clarke County Farm Bureau, Athens Colony Bank-Fitzgerald, Fitzgerald Colony Bank Wilcox, Rochelle Community Bank & Trust, Clarkesville Community Bank of Dublin, Dublin C R Benson Farm LLC, Dry Branch Danny E. Davis State Farm, Dublin Demott Peanut Co., Doerun Dosters Farm Supply, Rochelle Dublin Eye Associates, Dublin Dublin Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Assoc., Dublin Eastonollee Livestock Market, Eastonollee Edward Jones, Carrollton Elbert County Farm Bureau, Elberton Elrod Garden Center, Dallas Family Focus, Dublin Farm and Garden Inc., Cornelia Farmers State Bank, Dublin

Flint EMC, Perry, Dahlonega Forsyth County Farm Bureau, Cumming Fort Creek Farm, Sparta FPL Food, Augusta Greene County Extension Office, Greensboro Greg’s Meat Processing, Comer Griffins Warehouse, McRae Gulf Coast Cattleman, San Antonio, Texas Habersham Co. Farm Bureau, Clarkesville Habersham EMC, Clarkesville Hancock County Farm Bureau, Sparta Haralson County Farm Bureau, Buchanan Harris County Farm Bureau, Hamilton Hart Co. Farm Bureau, Hartwell Hartford Livestock Insurance, Watkinsville Helena Chemical-Wrightsville, Wrightsville Henry County Farm Bureau, McDonough David Hilliard, CPA, McRae Holland Fertilizer Company, Cedartown Ivey’s Outdoor and Farm, Albany J&B Tractor Company, Waynesboro James Short Tractors & Equipment of Alto, Alto James Short Tractors & Equipment, Inc., Carnesville Knoxville Store, Knoxville Land South Group, Lakeland, Florida Laurens County Farm Bureau, Dublin LBL Farms, Chester Macon Co. Veterinary Hospital, Montezuma Madison County Chamber of Commerce, Danielsville Madison County Farm Bureau, Danielsville Medical Park Pharmacy, Dublin Meriwether County Farm Bureau,Greenville Montrose Auction, Inc., Montrose Morris Bank, Dublin Northeast Georgia Livestock, Athens Oconee County Farm Bureau, Watkinsville Oconee State Bank, Watkinsville Oconee Well Driller, Watkinsville Orr Insurance, Dublin Osceola Cotton Co., LLC, Ocilla Owens Farm Supply, Toccoa Palmetto Creek Farm, Hamilton Paulding County Farm Bureau, Dallas Pickens County Farm Bureau, Jasper Piggly Wiggly, McRae

P H White Company, Dyersburg, Tenn. Public Service Communications Inc., Reynolds Producers Cattle Auction LLC, Mobile, Alabama Ralph Jackson, P.C., Dublin R. C. Tire, Dublin Rhinehart Equipment Company, Rome Rollin-S-Trailers, Martin R.W. Griffin Feed, Douglas R.W. Griffin Industries, Nashville Security State Bank, McRae Sheppard Farms, Danville Shepherd’s Building Supply, Moultrie Silveus Insurance, Dumas, Texas Smith Agricultural Insurance Services, LLC, Fitzgerald Smith’s Pharmacy, McRae Southern Bank & Trust, Clarkesville Southern States, Woodstock Sumner & Avery, LLC., Dublin SunSouth, Carrollton Swainsboro Stockyard, Swainsboro The Four County Bank, Allentown Thompson Appraisals, Soperton Troup County Farm Bureau, LaGrange Twin Lakes Farm, Hull Union County Farm Bureau, Blairsville United Bank, Barnesville United Community Bank, Blairsville United Community Bank, Cleveland United Community Bank, Cornelia Upson County Farm Bureau, Thomaston Viridiun LLC, Cumming Walker County Farm Bureau, Lafayette Wallace Farm & Pet Supply, Bowdon Junction Wards Service Center, Inc., Dexter Warnock & Mackey LLC, Dublin Watson’s Towing, Dublin Wayne Chandler Plumbing & Well, Danielsville Weeks Farm Machinery Auction, Moultrie White County Farmers Exchange, Cleveland Whitfield County Farm Bureau, Dalton Wilcox Co. Farm Bureau, Rochelle Wilkes County Stockyard, Washashington Woodmen of the World, Dublin Youngblood Farm, Sparta


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4th Annual GCA’s Summer Conference Follow us to

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Friday, July 25 7:30 a.m. Early Registration and Check-in 8 – 9:30 a.m. Committee Meetings -Media and Communications Committee -Legislative Committee -By-Laws Committee 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. Gathering & Refreshment Break 10:00 – 10:15 a.m. Opening and Welcome by GCA President Melvin Porter 10:15-11:45 a.m. Kim Brackett, an Idaho ranching wife and mother who was recently elected chairman of the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, will present our keynote address. She will share her experiences of juggling a successful cattle operation, an internet blog (, a growing family and volunteer cattle industry leadership. FREE AFTERNOON There are so many options of things to do in Helen – we cannot begin! We know many of you are avid golfers and there are great courses in the area! Let us know if you are interested in playing and we will make the arrangements. OR If golfing isn’t for you then Zipline through the woods with us. There are 4 zip lines on the tour. The tour begins with a really cool ride in a military Troop Transport vehicle and short hike. All platforms are tree based with the highest being 70’ above ground. Again, please let us know if you are interested and we will make all of the arrangements at Zip n’ Time. You can tube the Chattahoochee, shop, lay in the sun by the lake or ride bikes. There is something for every family! 6:30 p.m. Sam Gay Seafood Buffet Experience at Cottrell Ranch and Tiger Creek Band. Brought back by popular demand we will enjoy a seafood buffet at Cottrell Ranch. We will also be entertained by Tiger Creek Band who has just been nominated for the Georgia Music Awards Band of the Year (voting is still open). 30

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Saturday, July 26 7 a.m. GJCA Sunrise Run Adult Sunrise Walk with Helen history – Wake up early and go for a jog or walk with us. The trail will go from Unicoi State Park to downtown Helen through the woods! 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m. Committee Meetings -Cattle Health and Well Being Committee -Region VPs and Membership Committee -Production & Marketing Committee 9:45 a.m. – Noon GJCA Tubing the Chattahoochee – The juniors will spend the morning tubing down the Chattahoochee River enjoying the peace and serenity of the north Georgia mountains in beautiful Alpine Helen! 10 a.m. – 10:15 a.m. Refreshment Break 10:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. GCA Board of Directors Meeting: Our mid-year general policy board meeting. See what’s up with your association and how you can get involved. We will also be making a GCA Hall of Fame Presentation that you won’t want to miss! 12:30 p.m. Picnic hosted by Young Cattlemen’s Council: The YCC will be grilling hamburgers and hotdogs and playing games at the mountaintop facility at Unicoi. Join us for the 1st Annual YCC Corn Hole Tournament. It will be a great opportunity to show off your skills. Prizes will be awarded. FREE AFTERNOON! There is so much to do in the Alpine village of Helen you won’t have time to do it all! Check out all the things to do in Helen at entertainment. 6:00 p.m. Grill Out and Activities at Virgil Lovell’s – Ankony Farm: Come ready to play at GCA’s annual game night with “Name that Tune,” Horseshoes, Corn Hole and a Dessert Contest. Enjoy friendship, food and a fun evening for the whole family!

Register Now! Join us for GCA’s 4th Annual Summer Conference Unicoi State Park Helen, Ga. July 25 - 26, 2014


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GCA Summer Conference Meal & Event Registration Form Complete a separate pre-registration for for each individual, couple or family that will be picking up a registration packet. Register online at! Name Address City State Zip Phone Email County/Chapter Registration Fee $25.00 per family

To receive these prices, form must be received by June 23, 2014

Card #: __________________________ Visa Mastercard American Express

Expiration Date: ___________________ Signature: ________________________

Names of individual or family members pre-registering: 1. 2. 3. 4.

Friday night meal (seafood buffet) Friday night kids meal (under 12) Friday afternoon Pay onsite, instructions will be emailed. Saturday lunch picnic Saturday night meal (steak night) Saturday night kids meal (under 12)

Number of People ____ X 35.00 = $_____ Number of Kids ____ X 15.00 = $_____ Golfing # ____ Zip n’ Time # ____

Room Reservation Information The conference will be held at Unicoi State Park.

Number of People ____ Number of People ____ Number of Kids ____

Call 1-800-573-9659, ext. 220 to make reservations and ask for the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association meeting rate.

# of T-shirts - GJCA members: $5 • Adults: $10 _____ YS _____ YM _____ YL _____ S _____ M _____ L _____ XL _____ XXL

Registration per family

Make checks payable to GCA and mail with form to: Georgia Cattlemen’s Association P.O. Box 27990, Macon, GA 31221

Number Attending ____

X 5.00 = $_____ X 20.00 = $_____ X 10.00 = $_____ = $_____ = $25 Total: $ ____

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GCA and GBB Announce Summer Intern:

Maggie Hart

The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and Georgia Beef Board are excited to announce the summer intern for 2014, Maggie Hart. Hart is a rising junior at Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College and started in the office in mid-May. Hart is originally from Moultrie, Georgia where her family farms row crops and produce. While in middle and high school, Hart assisted her father in maintaining a small herd of cattle that began with heifers she exhibited as a member of FFA. She competed in many local, area and state steer and heifer shows in both middle and high school. Hart is currently a writing and communications major and is also obtaining a minor in Agriculture at ABAC. After completing her bachelor’s degree, she plans to complete a master’s program in communications and begin her career in public relations focusing on the field of agriculture. Agriculture is something that Hart is very passionate about and she plans to find a career in the agriculture industry to do her part to raise awareness of the importance of educating others about the industry. “I am looking forward to meeting those who will have involvement with the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and Georgia Beef Board this summer and will strive to make a positive impact on these organizations,” Hart says. “I am extremely thankful for this opportunity and I am looking forward to completing work that will build on the skills I have learned in the class room setting. This opportunity will also give me the chance to help educate those in Georgia about the importance of agriculture as an industry and specifically the beef cattle industry because it is something I am very passionate about.”

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Tips for the Modern Cattle Drive Carole Knight – Georgia Beef Quality Assurance Coordinator

Long gone are the days of the traditional cattle drive. Cowboys on horseback would round-up cattle and drive them hundreds if not thousands of miles to railheads and stockyards. Cattle drives had to strike a balance between speed and the weight of the cattle. While cattle could be driven as far as 25 miles in a single day, they would lose so much weight that they would be hard to sell when they reached the end of the trail. The modern Left: Tires should be checkd for age and use purposes. Don’t forget to check the spare! cattle “drive” takes on a little Right: Both mats and shavings are used in the trailer to prevent slipping and injuries. different mode of transportation. Hauling cattle using a stock trailer is an integral part of most room to stand with little risk of being forced down because operations. One of the most important but often neglected of overcrowding. When the trailer is not full, safely partition tools in transporting cattle is the stock trailer. Trailers should cattle into smaller areas using the trailers dividing gates to be kept in good condition and repairs made when needed. provide stability for the cattle and the vehicle. Trailer doors Trailer tires should be routinely checked for proper air and internal gates should be sufficiently wide to permit cattle pressure, tread wear, and should be free of dry rot. One way to to pass through easily without bruising or injury. Take care check the age of tires is to read the DOT serial number on the when opening and closing gates. If cattle are overloaded there face of the tire. For example, a DOT serial number of 0406 can be a great deal of tension on the gates causing them to means that the tire was manufactured in the fourth week of spring forward when unlatched. Much like when traveling by the year 2006. Tires with five or more years of age should be airplane and the stewardess warns before opening overhead looked at for replacement. When replacing tires, make sure bins, “contents may have shifted during transport”, you must the replacements are of the same size and load capacity of the be cautious when opening gates on loaded trailers. old tire. Look for the size marking on the side of the old tire. When loading cattle onto the trailer, care should be taken It should have the letters ST or other indication that it is for to move the cattle slowly and quietly. Low-stress handling trailer use only. Never use passenger car or light truck tires on techniques should always be utilized when moving, loading a trailer. Don’t forget the spare. Spare tires should receive the and unloading livestock. This will help prevent the animals same maintenance protocols. from getting too excited and lessen the chance of injuries Bearing and axles should be maintained and greased and the degree of shrink. Watch the height of the back of the according to manufacturer recommendations. A jack capable trailer. If the step up is too high, cattle will baulk. Consider of lifting not only the trailer but the load it carries, along with backing the trailer onto a slope or using a ramp. Sort cattle a block, should be kept accessible. One popular place to store into groups based on size, sex and horns. Load different groups the spare tire and jack is in the nose of a gooseneck trailer. into different compartments. Load heavier cattle towards the However, if needed when the trailer is loaded, these necessary front of the trailer. Bulls that have not been together should be items would be very difficult and potentially dangerous to get loaded into separate compartments. Likewise, cattle purchased to. Trailer lights and wiring should be inspected to ensure from separate sources or from different groups should be that they are properly functioning prior to hauling cattle. separated to prevent them from trying to establish a new social Brakes should be in good working order. The floor of the order while on the trailer. Evaluate if animals are physically fit trailer should be inspected and repaired or replaced as needed. enough to be hauled before loading on the trailer. The useful life of a wooden trailer floor is probably less than It is essential to handle cattle carefully when transporting ten years. If the trailer is not cleaned out on a regular basis to not jeopardize the quality of our products. There is the life expectancy is potentially less. Any trailer used to haul an economic incentive to properly transporting animals. livestock should have a non-slip floor. Options for flooring An estimated one-third of all bruises occur on the farm. include wire cattle panels or rubber matting. If wire panels are The other two-thirds usually occur during transport and used, make sure that the panels are securely held down. It is marketing. Bruised and injured cattle will sell for less and often helpful to bed aluminum trailer floors to help prevent have a greater degree of trim loss. Making sure the stock slipping. Trailer floors should be cleaned routinely to assist trailer is in good working order before transporting cattle with biosecurity and help prevent the spread of disease. can help avoid a potential disaster or dangerous situation. Trailers should not be overloaded. Check the truck’s Taking care to follow these recommended transportation manual to ensure it can handle the load to be pulled safely. practices can make your next cattle “drive” safe and profitable. Proper load densities should be used to ensure that there is For more information on “Transporting Cattle the BQA adequate floor space per head to minimize stress, bruising, Way” check out this informative video: injury and possible death loss. Cattle should have sufficient bqastocktrailertransportation.aspx. 34

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Beef candy shop By Bailey K. Toates

Buckhead Beef specializes in value-added beef products. The company started in 1983 and has locations across the United States, including a location in Atlanta. In 1996, Buckhead Beef gained international recognition while serving as the official supplier of meat and seafood products to the Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games. With hundreds of products available and being the second largest Certified Angus Beef® specialty meat distributor, Buckhead Beef has the ability to meet their customers’ needs and requests. “Some customers want to get their meat from a meat truck, their vegetables from a vegetable truck and their groceries from another truck,” says Sierra Coggins, director of food safety and quality assurance. “Where as other customers want it all on one truck. We have the ability to offer both methods because Sysco is our parent company.” The ability to market through Sysco is not the only aspect of Buckhead Beef that is unique. “We can bring customers in and show them the product from start to finish,” Coggins says. “We have Executive-Chef Matt Richardson on staff. He prepares the product to show the customer how the end presentation could look.” Another part of Chef Matt’s job is to help ensure that beef is not just the center of the plate. This means helping customers design menus that meet their guests’ price points and expectations. Buckhead Beef offers several services for their customers ranging from recipe ideas to menu development to dry aging. “Everything we do is to maximize the palatability of the product.” Coggin says. “All of our products are aged for a minimum of 21 days before fabrication. This maximizes the tenderness and flavor of the beef.” Coggins referred to dry aging as a “dying art.” Buckhead Beef worked with Kansas State University for six months to establish the ideal temperature and humidity for dry aging. They conducted numerous sheer force tests and various sensory panel evaluations. “We literally started in a space the size of a closet and have since expanded to three large coolers for our dry aging,” Coggins says. “The beef is in the cooler for a minimum of 21 days out of Cryovac®. The length of time may be longer, depending on the preference of the customer.” Buckhead Beef has more than just the customer in mind. 36

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They also do their best to ensure employee safety. Prior to the start of their shifts, employees are required to perform stretches. When working on the line, safety and employee comfort along with ergonomics are top priorities. Food safety is a critical part of everyday operations at Buckhead Beef. “We hold ourselves to higher food safety standards than the USDA and FDA requires,” Coggins says. “We have a very thorough inspection prior to the start of production,” The quality assurance technician runs ATP samples to test for the presence of protein. If the swab doesn’t pass the test, the area will be rewashed, resanitized and retested before they can start. A “white glove” test is then conducted through the pre-operation inspection. Coggins runs random micro tests on surfaces that are both food and nonfood contact surfaces. Buckhead Beef receives subprimals from the packers and fabricates them into retail cuts according to customer’s specs. These hand-cut steaks offer a significant advantage to their customers. “Our products are already portion cut eliminating the struggle to find the time for restaurant owners or managers to cut the meat themselves or to find qualified individuals,” Coggins says. “This decreases the liability for restaurants by taking a knife out of one more person’s hands.” Buckhead Beef receives their products from IBP, Excel, National, Swift, Snake River Farms, White Oak Pastures and Brasstown Beef. Two of these companies are right here in the Southeast— White Oak Pastures in Bluffton, Georgia and Brasstown Beef in Brasstown, North Carolina. With endless options for their customers and the ability to fabricate special requests, Buckhead Beef continues to be the first choice for specialty meats. “We truly are the beef candy store,” Coggins says with a laugh.

Top: A thick, hand-cut, dry-aged Ribeye. Left: Prime, bone-in Strips in the dry-aged cooler. Right: Buckhead Beef, Certified Angus Beef® and Natural Certified Angus Beef® product labels. GEORGIA CATTLEMAN

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The GCA Spring Tour kicked off bright and early on Tuesday, April 22. The group landed mid-morning in Kansas City. They made a quick drive down to the Livestock Marketing Association. While at LMA, the group enjoyed some famous Kansas City barbeque for lunch. The staff at LMA explained their commitment to supporting and protecting local livestock auction markets, as well as the livestock marketing industry. Next, the group moved on to Gallagher’s North American Headquarters for a meet and greet with refreshments. Participants had the opportunity to check out some of Gallagher’s latest and greatest products. The American Hereford Association, American Junior Chianina Association and American Maine-Anjou Association were in attendance to meet with us. Later that afternoon, we headed to the American Angus Hall of Fame for a delicious steak dinner cooked by their Jeremy Haag and the office staff. The Hall of Fame is home to the world’s largest collection of Angus memorabilia. It is also the longest-running registered Angus cattle sale management firm in the world managing over 200 sales annually. The group overnighted in Nebraska City, Nebraska. Wednesday started at Zoetis’ Lincoln, Nebraska location. This location covers 145 acres and has approximately one million square feet under roof. The group learned about the process of developing and manufacturing animal vaccines and toured the facility. After lunch, we boarded the bus to head to Mead Cattle Co. in Mead, Nebraska. This unique facility primarily feeds cattle under shelter on slatted concrete flooring. Mead markets their cattle through 38

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four packing plants in the area including the Cargill plant in Schuyler, Nebraska. The group continued on to Lazy K Feedyards in Columbus, Nebraska. The Klug family owns a 2,400 head capacity feed yard, runs a commercial cow/calf operation and grows corn for silage and grain. The Klugs even joined us for dinner at Husker Steakhouse. Thursday morning started with an adventure at Cargill’s Schuyler, Nebraska plant. The facility slaughters 5,000 head a day. Participants were able to tour the plant via a catwalk covering both the hot and cold sides of the facility. Many tour participants had never been through a beef plant before and were thrilled to have the opportunity. The group then proceeded on to York, Nebraska for lunch at Chances R, where we were greeted by “Welcome Georgia Cattlemen’s Association” on the marquee. After a wonderful lunch, we proceeded on to the USDA Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Nebraska. Mr. Steven Shackelford, Carolyn Gazda’s brother and MARC researcher, gave us a tour of the facilities which boasted 6,750 head of cattle featuring 37 breeds. Thursday’s dinner was sponsored by Certified Hereford Beef at Bell Villa restaurant with the Jensen family in Belleville, Kansas. The group started their Friday at Jensen Brothers Herefords. The family runs a ranch in Courtland, Kansas. The Jensens use A.I., embryo transfer, and in-vitro to produce some of the top genetics in the country. They also operate a custom semen collection business as a satellite stud for Hawkeye Breeders in Iowa. After a beautiful morning at the Jensens, the group headed to Fink Beef Genetics in Randolph, Kansas. Lunch was catered by the Little Apple Brewery in Manhattan, Kansas. Galen and Lori Fink are part owners of the restaurant. The Finks gave us a wonderful opportunity to view some of their Angus and Charolais cattle. The group continued on to Manhattan, Kansas for a stop at the Beef Stocker Unit at Kansas State University. The Beef Stocker Unit conducts research on various pharmaceuticals, management practices and much more. After the tour concluded, the tour bus headed for Aggieville and the Little Apple Brewery where the participants picked where they wanted to eat. Later that night, the group rolled into Topeka for a layover before heading to Kansas City in the morning to fly back to Georgia.


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Society often complains about today’s generation being in their own little world and not caring about others. This doesn’t apply to Macy Seagraves, she is willing to go above and beyond to help anyone—even a stranger. Macy is the daughter of Marty and Tammy Seagraves, Nicholson, Georgia. She has one brother and three sisters— Landis, Heidi, Levi and Lakyn. Macy is very active in both her community and the cattle industry. She is involved with the Jackson County cattle show team, Jackson County 4-H, FAITH Outreach, Maysville Baptist Church, Georgia Junior Simmental Association, Georgia Junior Angus Association and Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association. GJCA has been part of Macy’s life for nine years. Some of her favorite events have been GJCA Field Day, Beef Industry 42

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Scholarship Challenge and Summer Conference. Macy served as a chapter relations officer on the 2013-2014 GJCA officer team. “GJCA is a symbol of juniors actively pursuing and advocating for their love of the beef industry.” Macy says. “Personally, it has impacted me and the way I view consumers. GJCA has given me a great group of like-minded friends who all want to further the beef industry to the best of our ability by educating consumers.” Macy was nominated for the GJCA Junior of the year by Sam Ingram, Jackson County Extension Agent; Josh Whitworth, Young Farmer advisor; and Todd Schultz, former Jackson County agriculture teacher. Every one of them highlighted something different about Macy. “Macy is one of the most dedicated and driven individuals

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I know,” Ingram says. “She is always energetic and positive at shows, which is crucial for the younger showmen that are learning how to carry themselves not only at shows, but also in life.” Shultz has been Macy’s mentor for more than 12 years. “I have had the pleasure to work with Macy on numerous projects concentrating in the livestock industry on local, state and national levels,” Schultz says. “She has always been a model representative in all aspects.” Since Macy was homeschooled, people like Whitworth have given her the guidance that is offered by agriculture teachers. “Over the past three years it has been an honor to get to know Macy and the rest of the Seagraves family,” Whitworth says. “It takes about ten minutes after meeting Macy when

you suddenly realize how unique and talented she is. Macy is a true advocate for agriculture but especially the cattle industry. If you want to see her passion for her cattle, just take an afternoon to ride through her herd and listen to her tell you every pedigree of every cow as well as describe in detail every breeding decision. Macy is an extremely well rounded, responsible and intelligent individual who should continue to excel in whatever path she may choose.” The Seagraves family owns Lacoda Farms where they breed Simmental, Angus and Sim-Angus cattle. Macy started showing cattle in 2005 and won State Champion Simmental in 2006 with her very first show heifer. She has had continued success in the show ring by winning State Reserve Champion Simmental in 2007, State Champion Simmental in 2013 and her showmanship divisions in 2009, 2010 and 2011. Landis and Heidi share Macy’s passion for showing cattle. “A family that shows together grows together,” Macy says. Macy’s passion is evident in everything she does, not just the cattle. When her parents told her she needed to get a job, Macy decided to start a summer camp for suburban children. The camp is called “Boot Camp.” The camp gives suburban children an opportunity to spend time on a farm and learn about agriculture. “’Boot Camp’ is an agriculture intensive camp where children will learn what it is like on a farm,” Macy says. “We will have live animals, Bible lessons and create nature collections, crafts and water fun.” More than 50 kids have participated in the camp over the last three years. Macy says it continues to grow each year. This year, the camp is expecting 30 participants. The trend of helping others continues into her career plans. Macy will be attending Shorter College in the fall to pursue a degree in nursing. She plans to working in the critical care unit for a year before returning to school to become a nurse anesthetist. Once Macy is settled into her career, she plans to go back to raising beef cattle. GEORGIA CATTLEMAN

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Chris and Julie Throne, Advisors Jimmy and Jan Scott, Advisors

Southern National Junior and Open Angus Shows Thursday, June 5, 2014 8 a.m. - Begin Receiving Cattle 3 - 5 p.m. - Cattle Check-in 5 p.m. - Watermelon Cutting 6 p.m. - Auxiliary Contest Deadline 6 p.m. - GJAA Meeting & Activities Friday, June 6, 2014 9 a.m. - Junior Show & Silent Auction Saturday, June 7, 2014 9 a.m. - Open Show & Silent Auction 11 a.m. - Silent Auction Closes For more information and entry forms, visit


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Demolition has started at the GCA office. Construction on the Madison County Cattlemen’s Beef Culinary Kitchen started on May 9 and is scheduled to be completed by August 15. As of May 13, we have had $65,032.51 donated for the building remodel. This project is possible because of your generous donations! Top 5 Donating Chapters Madison County Cattlemen’s Association, $10,115 Mid-Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, $5,935 Three Rivers Cattlemen’s Association, $4,210 Henry County Cattlemen’s Association, $3,750 Meriwether County Cattlemen’s Association, $2,500

Athens Seed Company Carroll Co Cattlemen’s Assoc David & Carolyn Gazda Dr. Frank Thomas Floyd County Cattlemen’s Assoc Georgia Allied Industry Council Georgia Farm Bureau 46

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Donors of $1,000 or more Henry Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Henry Co Farm Bureau Jack & Jane Dyer Louie Perry Madison Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Meriwether Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Pachitla Cattlemen’s Assoc

Piedmont Cattlemen’s Assoc Roger & Janet Greuel Roger & Janet Greuel Sauney Pippin Sowega Feeder Cattle Assoc Three Rivers Cattlemen’s Assoc Washington Co Cattlemen’s Assoc

Thank you to all of our donors! Parrish Akins Calvin Alford Family Clay Allen Allflex USA/Steve Blackburn Alltech American Angus Hall of Fame Mark Armentrout Athens Seed Company B & C Farms Dean Bagwell Derek Bailey Baldwin-Jones Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Banks Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Barrow Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Ben Hill Irwin Chapter Bentley Farm John Beville Boggy Creek Farm Carl Brack Eddie Bradley Larry Bramblett Ronnie Branch Harris Brantley Steve Brinson Britt Angus Lee & Sadie Brown Ray Brumbeloe Gerry & Deborah Burdette Mike Burke Burke Co Cattlemen’s Assoc David Burton John & Marcia Callaway CAM Ranches Carroll Co Cattlemen’s Casey Green Cattle Co. Clements Livestock Services Bill Cline Cold Spring Angus Tony Cole C. L. Cook Coweta Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Alan Cravey Michele Creamer Walt Currie D & H Manufacturing Dean Daniels Danny Farmer Farms Deer Valley Farms Jack & Jane Dyer David Echols Russ Elliott Cole Elrod Fayette Co Farm Bureau Greyson Fernandez Scott & Sherry Fleming Clay & Sherri Floyd Floyd County Cattlemen’s Assoc Ernie Ford Ford Farms Randy Fordham Fortson Well & Environmental Ser Robert Fountain, Jr. Andrew Gaines David & Carolyn Gazda

George Gazda Genex Cooperative Georgia Allied Industry Council Georgia Angus Association Georgia Farm Bureau Joe Gibson Justin Gilliard Kyle Gillooly Dan Glenn Greene Area Cattlemen’s Assoc Charlie Gressman Fred Gretsch, Sr. Stuart Griffin Roger & Janet Greuel Thomas Harrell Charlie & Betty Harris Glenn Hayes Sam Hay Henry Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Henry Co Farm Bureau Mary Ellen Hicks Rodney Hilley Hillside Angus M J Jerry Hogan Donovan Holdeman Evans Hooks Bill Hopkins Whitey Hunt Garnett Hulsey Cleve Jackson Jackson Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Jackson Ranch Livestock Robert Jarriel Wayne Jernigan Chuck Joiner Henry Jones, II Joe & Cindy Jones Leslie Jones Col. Mike Jones Auctioneer Judy King Kyle Knight Michael Knowles Lamar Co Farm Bureau Gerald Long Scotty Lovett Emmit Luther Sammy Maddox Madison Co Cattlemen’s Wesley Manis James & Kathy McCay McCay Farms Mike McCravy Gray McKinnon Meriwether Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Mid Ga Livestock Mid-GA Cattlemen’s Assoc Midway Farm Supply Wes Minert Mitchell Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Billy Moore Tommy Moore Daniel W. (Dan-O) Morris John Moseley, Jr Moseley Cattle Auction

Phil Moshell Mosquito Creek Cattle Co Billy Moss Cattle Katlin Mulvaney Rickey Murdock Shirley Myers NE GA Livestock Barn, LLC Newbern Farms Earnest Nichols, Jr Northwest GA Cattlemen’s Assoc Pachitla Cattlemen’s Assoc Phil & Christy Page Partisover Ranch Jim Patton Farms Peach Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Eric Pennington Perfect Equipment Co Sammy Perkins Louie Perry Asa Phillips Piedmont Cattlemen’s Assoc Jackson Pippin Sauney Pippin Melvin & Donna Porter Kelly Postin Susan Powell Red Carpet Cattlemen’s Assoc Charles Rooks Satilla Cattlemen’s Assoc Jan Scott Mike Sebren Shady Dale Farm Silveus Insurance Wes Smith Jeff Snider Russell and Sons South GA Cattlemen’s Assoc Sowega Feeder Cattle Assoc David & Margie Stewart Dr. Jim & Norma Strickland David Sumner SunSouth Tractor Chuck & Norma Sword Stan Tankersley Chris Taylor Henry Terhune Don Weir Dr. Frank Thomas Cliff Thompson Three Rivers Cattlemen’s Assoc Turner Co Stockyard Upson Co Farm Bureau John Walters Walton Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Thomas Ward Washington Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Wesley & Alice Chandler Wheeless Farm Jim & Linda White Josh White Wilkes Co Cattlemen’s Assoc Derek & Joy Williams Willowdale Farm Charles Woodward GEORGIA CATTLEMAN

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Georgia Limousin Association Field Day!


Update your calendar for July 25 & 26 at Jackson County Ag Facility in Jefferson, Ga. Look for additional details on our Facebook site.


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Friday and Saturday, July 25 - 26, 2014, at the Jackson County ag Facility in Jefferson, Ga 1668 Winder Hwy, Jefferson, Ga 30549

Junior Heifer and Steer Show Friday


12:00 - 1:00 p.m.

Check in cattle

3:00 p.m.

Activities / Tour

6:00 p.m.


7:00 p.m.

Annual Meeting

8:00 p.m.

Bingo - Juniors / Adults

8:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Registration for Stockman’s Quiz

9:45 a.m.

Stockman’s Quiz

11:00 a.m.

Welcome, Speakers, Special Recognition - Awards

12:00 p.m.

Entry deadline July 10, 2014

BBQ Beef Lunch – Compliments of association, auctions, steer show, heifer show, showmanship and pre-club

Grand Champion Heifer, $750 Scholarship • Reserve Champion Heifer, $500 Scholarship • B/O Heifer, $500 Scholarship • Reserve B/O Heifer, $250 Scholarship Grand Champion Steer, $250 Scholarship • Reserve Champion Steer, $150 Scholarship Each Exhibitor, $100 50 percent Limousin Heifers/Steers Eligible

Exhibitors are required to be members of the Georgia Junior Limousin Association by July 1, 2014.

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E x p e r t

A d v i c e

The Keys to Profit:

Strategic Improvement

Jason Duggin, Extension Beef Cattle Specialist University of Georgia – Northwest Georgia Research and Education Center, Calhoun Imagine you have been appointed as CEO of a small company. You walk in the first day to check the status of the company and how the product is made. First, you look at the financial books to learn that the company’s product is in high demand and the prices are great. You are immediately excited and ready to take on the task at hand. However, when you take a look at the bottom line you see that the company is struggling to pay salaries and operating expenses. How can this be? You immediately have an uneasy feeling that makes you worried about the future of the company and your job. You know instinctively that prices won’t be high forever, and costs are bound to go back up. As you investigate the situation, walking out on the production floor, you see that among your 50 production lines only 38 are producing the product according to the customer defined specifications. The other 12 production lines are either not producing very efficiently or not at all. Many of the employees in these lines do not seem to have direction as to what they are supposed to be doing. What do you do as a manager in this scenario? What do you do as a manager in a similar cow/calf production setting?


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If you’re like me your thinking about firing those lazy workers right out the gate, but maybe what they need is management to define what they are supposed to do. It could be the previous manager’s lack of oversight (or our own lack of discipline). Cows and heifers don’t know when they are supposed to have a calf or how often. We as managers have to define when and what should be produced. Obviously, a cow-calf enterprise has a lot of environmental factors that may not exist on a manufacturing floor and we can’t use the same statistical expectations, but using the approach of some successful companies can surely help us achieve realistic goals. Many successful manufacturing companies utilize a roadmap for problem solving and improvement called “DMAIC” or Define, Measure, Analyze, Improve, Control. This is not that difficult to apply, and you may already be doing some of this now. Let’s turn our manufacturing example into a real world cow/calf producer example. You have just been selected to manage 50 head cow/ calf herd part time. Last year’s sales receipts show that only 38 calves were sold (78% calf crop). Let’s use the DMAIC roadmap for strategic improvement of percent calf crop.

E x p e r t Define: The define phase helps us put everything into perspective. We know that we should be weaning more calves each year, but now we evaluate the overall impact. •Problem: Low % calf crop; high cow cost per calf weaned; lost profit. •Currently, 38 calves averaged 500 lbs at 2.02/lb with a market value of $38,380. •Goal: 90% calf crop in three years. A 90% calf crop at the same values has a market value of $45,450. Measure: As you start the measure phase, look at every possible angle that will affect how each cow unit performs. Our natural tendency is to skip right to the analyze phase to see which cows are open or didn’t wean a calf, but the measure phase will hopefully tell us the real cause of the problem for each cow unit. When we gather data, we will uncover a treasure trove of information that will eventually make our jobs as managers less frustrating and more predictable even though we may find some things we don’t like or don’t want to admit. One trait that gets overlooked sometimes is udder quality. Dr. Rick Rasby of the University of Nebraska - Lincoln goes into a lot of detail about udder and teat scoring in his online publication, A Guide to Udder and Teat Scoring Beef Cows. He reports in a publication that increasing the conformation of teats and udders will increase calf performance, reduce calf sickness, increase cow longevity, and reduce labor inputs. In other words, something that we may count as trivial will impact our % calf crop. The following is an example list of things that should be measured: •Record body condition, weights and health status of all breeding age females. •Maintain calf birthing records with individual identification to dam. •Record weaning performance. •Record individual estimated age and teeth of cow herd. •Record feet and leg soundness. •Persistent foot rot; screw claw; hip stiffness; slow moving/ excessive laying; etc. •Evaluate udder quality based on udder scoring system. (Develop your own if you feel comfortable or use one that is provided through a breed or university website.) •Disease: A veterinarian should be able to see if chronic health problems are plaguing fertility in a herd. •Note breed influences for each cow unit. •Pregnancy check breeding age females 45 days post breeding season. Analyze: This first year that each cow unit is analyzed critically we find that we have a very similar situation to last year and immediately notice that the replacement females are starting off poorly. Also, many problem cows seem to be thin compared to pregnant herd mates. Here is an example of putting our body condition scores from the measure phase with the analyze phase. The manager must now make a decision if this is a nutritional issue only or if the genetics are not well suited to the feed resources that are available. With the help of your extension resources and veterinarian, it’s

A d v i c e clear that many of your cows have not been getting proper nutrition. At the same time, there are a few females with ideal body condition that are also open. These later cows may be examples of how poor genetics can influence fertility. Improve: The improve phase is our chance to brainstorm about correcting the problems that we have found so far. Now we can make a list of management practices that will improve % calf crop. •Take soil samples •Analyze hay crop and purchased hay. •Two year old females need to be managed separately and need appropriate supplementation. •Sell open and or any late bred cows (when feasible) that look to be problematic for the future. •Find suitable replacements that will help achieve the goal of a 90% calf crop and a 90 day calving season. •Build a more uniform cow herd with (mature size; genetics) to achieve nutritional requirements. •Raise/purchase replacements with a high probability of fertility and improved longevity. •Replacement heifer calculator by Dr. Curt Lacy available in the tools link at Control: Now the manager sets the guidelines for future success. In a manufacturing example, this process would not start until we reach the goal. In the cattle business, we will have to implement “control” measures as we find ways to improve. •Visit with veterinarian annually about a herd health plan. •Evaluate calving records at the end of each calving season. •Weigh cows and body condition score annually •Pregnancy check and cull annually based on predetermined criteria. This abbreviated example can be changed to fit any particular management problem or perceived problem (getting to a defined calving season, improving calf performance, feeding less hay). Using these types of approaches help us see what we often overlook- the simple everyday things that have a big impact. Dr. Temple Grandin, world renowned cattle behavior expert, uses a somewhat similar approach when training cattle handlers. At the recent Georgia Cattlemen’s Convention, Dr. Grandin discussed that scoring individual cattle behavior during processing is the best way to improve handling practices. She further explained that one of her frustrations is revisiting a cattle business that slipped back into old habits. This is a reminder that we must be diligent to self-evaluate our own management practices regularly. Each step of DMAIC is important. Billion dollar companies use these simple procedures to fix what seem to be small problems, but amount to very large sums of money over time. This type of approach won’t always yield success, but it simply gives us guidelines that will help us look more closely at our herds and management practices when we find problems. My hope is that you will find success using whatever method of improvement you choose to follow. GEORGIA CATTLEMAN

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53rd Annual Convention Highlights The 53rd Annual Convention and Trade show was one for the record book! We had over 1,500 people in attendance throughout the event. The trade show was the largest we have had to date with more than 100 vendors. It provided attendees a wide array of options ranging from fertilizer to equipment to jewelry. Dr. Temple Grandin was a phenomenal and inspirational speaker. The Beef Quaility Assurance training was also well attended with 50 producers being newly certified. The beef at each meal was the icing on the cake! Thank you everyone for a great Convention, Trade Show and Beef Expo.


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53rd Annual Convention GJCA Winners The Junior awards banquet handed out more than just scholarships. GJCA had several contests running throughout the week. Contests included a photography contest with four categories, a poster contest, a video contest and a team marketing contest. Every contest had wonderful entries and great participation. Thank you to everyone who helped to judge the contests. GJCA also awarded Sweepstakes prizes during the banquet.

Poster Contest Left: Dalton Green won the poster contest with the theme “Crazy about Beef ” Right: Savannah Page won second place in the “Crazy about Beef ” poster contest.

Team Marketing Contest Left: Dalton Green, Gabe Brogdon and Drew Williams (not pictured) won the Team Marketing Contest by one point! Right: Katie Fife, Macy Seagraves and Whitley Dale placed second in the Team Marketing Contest! Congratulations to both teams! Sweepstakes Contest Left: Senior Sweepstakes winners include Kevin Edwards, third; Makayla Holmes, second; and Merritt Daniels, first and overall high point. Right: Junior Sweepstakes winners include Janna Anderson, third (not pictured); Savannah Page, second; and John Dean Daniels, first. 54

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53rd Annual Convention GJCA Winners Congratulations to all of our GJCA Winners! Video Contest: Dalton Green Poster Contest: Dalton Green Photo Contest: Right: Grand Champion & 18-21 Livestock: Bayleigh Pierstorff Left: Reserve Grand Champion & 14-17 Landscape Winner: Greyson Fernandez

Ag & Conservation 13 & Under: Baylee Steed

Ag & Conservation 18-21: Cole Brogdon

Ag & Conservation Over 21: Johnathan Wells

Funny 14-17: Dalton Green

Funny 18-21: Logan Steed

Funny 21 & Over: Stephanie Hollifield

Landscape 18-21: Logan Steed

Landscape Over 21: Johnathan Wells

Livestock 13 & Under: Baylee Steed

Livestock Over 21: Johnathan Wells Landscape 14-17: Madison Baugh

Livestock 14-17: Greyson Fernandez GEORGIA CATTLEMAN

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53rd Annual Convention GWCA Winners Friend of the CattleWomen Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black was selected as the 2013 Friend of the CattleWomen for his dedication to serving and promoting the association and the state’s beef industry. Black was elected commissioner in 2010 after serving as president of the Georgia Agribusiness Council and previously with Georgia Farm Bureau. A beef farmer himself, Black is a loyal member of Georgia Cattlemen’s Association and raises cattle on his land in Commerce, Ga. He has many fond memories of working with GCWA from days past and looks forward to continuing the relationship.

GCWA Hall of Fame Inductee Pat Bobo has been a dedicated CattleWoman that has always strived to tell the “Beef Story” to consumers and other beef producers wherever she went. She has served on the local, state, and national levels for many years. In 1990-91, Pat served as GCWA President and prior to that she had served as Vice President, Treasurer, a board member and on numerous committees. Pat has always been there when our association or members needed her. She always has a smile on her face and makes you feel welcomed. Under her leadership and support, our association was strengthened and we thank her for what she has done over the years.

Cattlewoman of the Year Melissa Miller grew up in Brandon, Fla. where her family raises Angus cattle. She grew up showing horses, cattle, rabbits and a few pigs. She attended the University of Florida with plans of becoming a veterinarian. She decided that she wanted to further pursue her interest in meat science rather than attending veterinary school and started looking into graduate programs. Upon completion of her master’s in meat science at UGA, she realized she missed live animals and still had the desire to attend vet school. Miller enjoys research, especially on food animals. She found a program called the Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program which is a dual doctorate of veterinary medicine and doctorate of philosophy program. Miller was accepted to this tremendous program and is now in the second year of her PhD in infectious diseases. Miller is studying gastrointestinal worms that infect livestock and resistance to dewormers.


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Reader Services COMMERCIAL SALE REPORTS Southeast Livestock Exchange May 6 Lot 1 Steers Avg 730 lb $185.00 Lot 2 Heifers Avg 775 lb $165.00 Lot 3 Steers Avg 785 lb $179.50 Lot 4 Steers Avg 825 lb $176.75 Lot 5 Heifers Avg 725 lb $173.25 Lot 6 Steers Avg 700 lb $177.00

Local Sale Reports Lot 7 Heifers Avg 625 lb $169.00 Lot 8 Steers Avg 875 lb $171.75 Lot 9 Steers Avg 600 lb $200.00 Lot 10 Heifers Avg 575 lb $190.00 Lot 11 Steers Avg 725 lb $168.50 Lot 12 Heifers Avg 725 lb $160.50 Lot 13 Heifers Avg 550 lb $200.25 Lot 14 Steers Avg 670 lb $181.50 Lot 15 Heifers Avg 620 lb $173.50

Farmers Livestock - Thomaston May 8 Feeder Steers Lot 1 Steers Avg 275 lb $278.24 Lot 2 Steers Avg 432 lb $227.49 Lot 3 Steers Avg 470 lb $222.31 Lot 4 Steers Avg 433 lb $220.97 Lot 5 Steers Avg 327 lb $230.00 Lot 6 Steers Avg 358 lb $217.83


10% 69%



9% 64%

13% 58%

WEIGHT 850-1200 LBS 850-1200 LBS OVER 1200 LBS 800-1200 LBS 600-800 LBS


BULK 98.00-103.00 99.00-106.00 99.00-105.00 93.00-99.00

LOW DRESSING 89.00-94.00 89.00-96.00 92.00-96.00 85.00-91.00




11% 8%

13% 12%

15% 12%

HIGH DRESSING 107.00-111.00 101.00-103.00

YIELD GRADE 1 1500-2100 LBS 112.00-118.00 104.00-109.00 119.00-23.00 YIELD GRADE 1 1000-1500 LBS 112.00-118.00 104.00-109.00 STEERS WTD HEIFERS WTD MED & LGE 1 MED & LGE 2 MED & LGE 1 AVG AVG 275.00-285.00 178.39 260.00-267.00 264.30 232.00-240.00 235.78 260.00-270.00 265.77 243.00-253.00 248.29 225.00-235.00 229.08 240.00-250.00 243.27 228.00-238.00 232.95 217.00-227.00 221.87 225.00-235.00 229.94 215.00-225.00 218.28 210.00-220.00 214.36 215.00-225.00 220.97 205.00-215.00 209.26 197.00-207.00 202.22 206.00-215.00 209.79 192.00-202.00 196.49 185.00-195.00 189.35 197.00-206.00 203.82 185.00-195.00 190.63 180.00-187.00 182.48 185.00-195.00 190.16 177.50-187.50 181.96 170.00-180.00 174.44 179.00-188.00 182.49 170.00-177.50 174.12 165.00-170.00 168.55 172.00-181.00 177.93 167.00-173.00 167.75 153.00-160.00 155.93


MED & LGE 1-2 115.00-125.00

MED & LGE 2-3 95.00-104.00

120.00-132.00 120.00-128.00

102.00-112.00 105.00-110.00



MED & LGE 2 220.00-230.00 215.00-222.00 207.50-217.00 197.00-207.00 187.00-197.00 177.00-187.00 170.00-177.00 160.00-170.00 156.00-162.50 148.00-156.00

WTD AVG 224.42 218.37 212.37 201.21 192.24 182.01 173.53 164.90 156.67 153.78


DIRECT SALES: CONFIRMED SALES ON 723 HEAD: ALL SALES 2-3 PERCENT SHRINK F.O.B. FEEDLOTS OR EQUIVALENT: 10 DAY PICKUP. STEERS MEDIUM AND LARGE 1-2 125 HEAD 600-650 LBS 194.75; 189 HEAD 700-750 LBS 168.50-184.50; 70 HEAD 750-800 LBS 168.00; 150 HEAD 800-850 LBS 164.50-166.00; 60 HEAD 950-1000 LBS 155.60; HEIFERS MEDIUM AND LARGE 1-2 35 HEAD 700-750 LBS 160.50; 94 HEAD 750-800 LBS 162.00. GEORGIA GOAT SALES: NO SALES REPORTED THIS WEEK. June 2014 • GEORGIA CATTLEMAN


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Reader Services Lot 7 Steers Avg 415 lb $207.59 Lot 8 Steers Avg 467 lb $197.35 Lot 9 Steers Avg 612 lb $169.98 Feeder Heifers Lot 1 Heifers Avg 528 lb $193.11 Lot 2 Heifers Avg 620 lb $176.35 Lot 3 Heifers Avg 430 lb $197.03 Lot 4 Heifers Avg 463 lb $192.02 Lot 5 Heifers Avg 327 lb $205.22 Lot 6 Heifers Avg 361 lb $195.29 Lot 7 Heifers Avg 427 lb $189.91 Northeast Georgia Livestock May 7 Lot 1 Steers Avg 650 lb $194.75 Lot 2 Steers Avg 730 lb $184.50 Lot 3 Steers Avg 775 lb $168.00 Lot 4 Steers Avg 825 lb $164.50 Lot 5 Steers Avg 875 lb $166.00 Lot 6 Steers Avg 1000 lb $155.60 April 30 Lot 1 Holstein Steers Avg 525 lb $163.90 Lot 2 Holstein Steers Avg 750 lb $144.35 Lot 3 Holstein Steers Avg 750 lb $147.00 Lot 4 Heifers Avg 750 lb $166.80 Lot 5 Heifers Avg 780 lb $164.50 Lot 6 Heifers Avg 840 lb $156.75 Lot 7 Steers Avg 775 lb $168.90 Lot 8 Steers Avg 825 lb $173.70 Lot 9 Steers Avg 950 lb $156.00 Lot 10 Steers Avg 975 lb $160.80 Moseley Cattle Auction April 29 Lot 1 Steers Avg 625 lb $192.10 Lot 2 Steers Avg 725 lb $182.00 Lot 3 Steers Avg 625 lb $189.00 Lot 4 Steers Avg 640 lb $190.20 Lot 5 Heifers Avg 615 lb $178.00 Lot 6 Split Load Avg 750 lb $166.25 Lot 7 Heifers Avg 665 lb $172.50 Lot 8 Heifers Avg 700 lb $169.00 Lot 9 Heifers Avg 815 lb $160.20 Lot 10 Heifers Avg 815 lb $158.75 Lot 11 Steers Avg 750 lb $171.60 Quail Creek Brangus Sale Culman, Ala. • March 15 125 total Brangus lots averaged $4,195 25 Brangus bulls averaged $4,538 Total Sales of $524,450 Top Lots 4 donor females averaged $8,675 8 open heifers average $4,769

2014 Georgia Beef Expo Commercial Heifer Sale Perry, Ga. • April 4 144 total lots averaged $1,881 Total sales $270,900 24 cow/calf pairs averaged $2,377 67 bred heifers averaged $2,036 53 open heifers averaged $1,505 Friendship Farms Production Sale Midville, Ga. • April 18 56 total lots averaged $7,527 Total Sales $421,550 Top Bull Lot 1B FF Rito 1J01 of 356H Impress ½ $9,500 Top Open Heifer Lot 12 2 Bar Ten X 3618 $30,500 Top Bred Heifer Lot 24 FF Rita 2C92 of 1404 IP55 $4,500 Top Open Cow Lot 1 J/R Queen of New Design 356H ½ $20,000 Top Bred Cow Lot 31 Bridges 5050 New Design 022 $5,100 Top Fall Pair Lot 2/2A SJH FD 4268 of 747 1010 $31,000 Georgia Genetics Angus Sale Social Circle, Ga. • April 19 70 total lots averaged $7,912 Total Sales $553,850 Top Open Heifer Lot 1C Bricton Predestined 3527 $25,000 Top Bred Heifer Lot 4 EXAR Rita 8102 $20,000 Top Bred Cow Lot 1 GAR Predestined 2578 $40,000 Top Fall Pair Lot 61/61A Sandpoint Blackcap 9835 $8,250 Top Spring Pair Lot 31/31A Bricton Lady 2033 $12,000 Tifton H.E.R.D. Sale Tifton, Ga. • April 21 80 total lots averaged $2,413 Total Sales $193,040 Top selling registered heifer Lot 47 daughter of Mr NLC Upgrade U8676 consigned by C&L Farm $3,700 Top selling commercial heifer Lot 45 consigned by Oak Creek Ranch $3,100

Bridges Angus Farm Rayle, Ga. • April 26 49 total lots averaged $8,717 Total Sales $427,150 Top Open Heifers Lot 1 Bridges Ten X 370 $38,000 Lot 1A Bridges Prophet 39 $33,000 Top Bred Heifers Lot 12 Bridges Prediction 268 $25,000 Lot 11 Bridges Prediction 270 $20,000 Rocking W Angus / Hillside Angus Farm Commerce, Ga. April 27 59 total lots averaged $5,047 Total Sales $297,800 Top Open Heifer Lot 3B RWA Progress W663 $7,000 Top Bred Heifer Lot 4A Hillside Ingenuity 3009 $20,000 Lot 1 RWA Progress W222 ½ $17,500 Top Open Cow Lot 3 GAR Bextor L58 $5,000 Top Bred Cow Lot 2 GAR 5050 New Design 129 $10,000 Top Fall Pair Lot 12/12A Hillside Enchantress PD 8418 $12,000 Monroe County H.E.R.D. Sale Forsyth, Ga. • May 3 86 total lots averaged $2,147 Total Sales $184,642 Ogeechee Farms/CAM Ranches Wadley, Ga. • May 3 85 total lots averaged $6,131 Total sales $521,150 Top Open Heifer Lot 8B CAM-OAF Ten X A3022 $20,000 Top Bred Heifer Lot 25A Ogeechee Rita 2002 $9,000 Top Open Cow Lot 6A GAR Mandate A2011 ½ $14,500 Top Bred Cow Lot 8A GAR New Day 1920 $7,000 Top Fall Pair Lot 36/36A GAR New Day A0041 $37,500 Top Spring Pair Lot 10/10B SF Forever Lady 008 $7,500

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Beef Management Calendar for the Month of June General  Cut hay! Plan on about 1½ tons of hay per cow for this winter.  With adequate rainfall, hay should be cut every 4-5 weeks.  Apply 60-80 units of nitrogen per acre after cutting hybrid bermudagrass hayfields. (1 ton of hay removes 50 lbs of N, 14 lbs of P and 43 lbs of K from the land.)  Put hay in barn or move round bales to dry, well-drained areas and cover them.  Clip overgrown pastures.  Continue fly control  Check mineral and water supply often. Spring Calving January, February, March  Spot check cows to see if most are bred. By now, there should be little activity.  Remove bulls on June 20 for January-February-March calving.  Put bulls in a small pasture with

strong fences. Young bulls in thin condition may need a little supplemental feed.  Vaccinate for clostridial diseases, castrate and dehorn late calves or those missed in earlier working. Fall Calving October, November, December  Check and repair fences in pens where weaned calves will be placed.  Consult with your marketing agent about prices and special sales.  Wean calves depending on pasture conditions and marketing plans.  Select replacement heifers based on weaning weights.  Deworm calves at weaning.  Cull open and poor producing cows after weaning.

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


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Beef Industry Calendar of Events June 5-7, 2014 Southern National Junior and Open Angus Shows Georgia National Fairgrounds Perry, Ga. [See Advertisement, 44] June 6-7, 2014 Hereford Junior South East Regional Show Raleigh, N.C. June 7, 2014 Carolinas Brahman Breeders Association Garrison Livestock Arena Cattle Complex Clemson, S.C. June 13-14, 2014 Beef Cattle Conference Auburn University Overton/Goodwin Center Auburn, Ala. June 20-21 Georgia Hereford Field Day Madison Co. Fairgrounds Madison, Ga. [See Advertisement, Back Cover] July 4, 2014 Peachtree Road Race Beef Promotion Atlanta, Ga. July 10, 2014 GJCA Field Day Perry, Ga. July 25- 26, 2014 4th Annual GCA Summer Conference Unicoi State Park, Helen, Ga. 478-474-6560 [See Advertisement, 30] July 25-26, 2014 Georgia Limousin Association Field Day Jackson County Ag Facility Jefferson, Ga. [See Advertisement, 48] July 30-August 2, 2014 NCBA Summer Conference Denver, Colo. 303-694-0305 August 22, 2014 GSSA Annual Meeting & Benefit Auction Ila, GA 706-654-6071

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December 5, 2014 Calhoun Performance Bull Test Calhoun, Ga. 706-624-1403

September 13, 2014 Maternal Matrons Rayle, Ga. 770-851-0691

December 6, 2014 Bramblett Angus Hartwell, Ga. 706-654-8272

October 2-12, 2014 Georgia National Fair Perry, Ga.

December 7-9, 2014 Georgia Farm Bureau Annual Convention Jekyll Island, Ga. 478-474-8411

October 14-16, 2014 Sunbelt Ag Expo Moultrie, Ga. October 17, 2014 Lemmon Cattle Enterprises Bull Sale Woodbury, Ga. 706-977-9222

December 7-9, 2014 Georgia Farm Bureau Annual Convention Jekyll Island, Ga. 478-474-8411

October 25, 2014 ZWT Bull & Female Sale Crossville, Tenn. 256-239-8540

January 10, 2015 Gretsch Brothers Angus Bull & Female Sale Lexington, Ga. 706-340-0945

October 27, 2014 HillVue Farm Angus & Polled Hereford Production Sale Blairsville, Ga. 706-745-5714

February 4-7, 2015 NCBA Cattle Industry Convention & Trade Show San Antonio, Texas 303-694-0305

October 29, 2014 Fink Beef Genetics Annual Bull Sale Randolph, Kan. 785-532-9936

February 20, 2015 Beef Maker Bull & Female Sale Debter Hereford Farm Sale Facility Horton, Ala.

November 1, 2014 Yon Family Farms Bull & Female Sale Ridge Spring, S.C. 803-685-5048.

February 7, 2015 Turnpike Creek Farms 16th Annual Bull & Female Sale Milan, Ga. 229-315-0986

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American National CattleWomen Region II Meeting By Melissa Miller The Georgia CattleWomen hosted the Region II American National CattleWomen meeting April 25-27, 2014 in Dahlonega, Georgia. Women from across the Southeastern United States joined together to become better leaders for the beef industry through building relationships with one another and further developing their promotion, education, and communication skills. A dynamic set of speakers engaged the participants through educational workshops and discussions throughout the weekend. Sen. John Wilkinson welcomed the women to the state of Georgia and explained the vital role of women in legislative discussions, particularly those focused around agriculture. Caroline Black, Agritourism Coordinator for Jaemor Farms, shared a plethora of advice and experience on how to transform your farm into a classroom in order to engage consumers. Melanie Fowle, ANCW President Elect shared updates and opportunities to be involved in ANCW. Katelyn Brockus, Collegiate Representative to the American National CattleWomen, conducted a hands-on social media workshop where participants were trained on how to use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to promote beef. Dr. Crystal Mathews trained the group in cross-generational leadership and motivated the group to share and appreciate differences across generations in order to be more effective leaders. The program was packed full of stimulating speakers who helped to develop participants into better CattleWomen. The event was held at Forrest Hills Mountain Resort and Conference Center which provided wonderful Southern meals along with an entire lodge that provided a setting for relationships to grow. The group toured the North Georgia mountains starting with a morning walk on Saturday. The group ate lunch at Wolf Mountain Vineyards and Winery and then continued the celebration in downtown Dahlonega for the Bear on the Square festival. On Sunday morning the group hiked Amicalola Falls. This meeting was an exceptional opportunity to meet with fellow CattleWomen and exchange stories and advice to become better leaders for the beef industry.


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2014 Northwest Georgia Master Cattlemen’s Program When: September 8th – October 27th, 2014 Monday evening of each week Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm Carroll County Location: – Ag Center, 900 Newnan Road, Carrollton, GA September 8

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Program participants that attend six of the eight sessions will receive a certificate of completion and UGA Master Cattlemen’s Cap. Registration is $60 per person and includes a dinner on the final night. Checks can be made payable to Carroll County 4-H. For more information, contact the program coordinators at: Jason Duggin Extension Animal Scientist The University of Georgia 1282 SR 53 Spur, SW Calhoun, GA 30701 (706) 624-1403

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Part of the Herd Health Program Lee Jones, DVM, MS, University of Georgia

Immune System Cow herd vaccination programs can be confusing. It is best to work through this with your veterinarian and The immune system is our natural defense system design a program specific to your operation. In this article against things that would cause disease (pathogens, also I will try and sort through some of the considerations commonly called germs) such as bacteria, viruses, fungi, and details of what to vaccinate against, which types of toxins and parasites. It is a complex system made up of cells, vaccines to use and when to use them. Have you ever read organs, molecules and proteins working in harmony to the label of a vaccine to see what the label claim actually identify and destroy harmful material that enters the body. is? Not all vaccines claim to protect the vaccinated animal In the new born calf, early immunity comes first through the from disease. Some label claims are: “….as an aid in the mother’s colostrum. This is referred to as passive immunity prevention of disease caused by…”; “…for the prevention of and is made up mostly of antibodies produced by the disease caused…”; and “…to reduce the severity of disease mother’s immune system. If a calf doesn’t receive adequate caused by…”. In reality, vaccines can’t protect every animal quality or quantity of colostrum in the first 24 hours after in all circumstances because there is a birth it is at greater risk of calfhood lot more to preventing livestock from diseases like scours and pneumonia. Common Infectious Diseases getting sick than just using vaccines. This is called failure of passive transfer. Calves Using the right vaccine at the right time Within three to four weeks, the calf ’s and giving it correctly so it works like own immune system becomes more Scours it is supposed to are critical for vaccine active and it is capable of fighting Pneumonia effectiveness but that is only part of the disease on its own or responding to Pinkeye herd health equation. A complete herd vaccination. Natural immunity or innate Clostridial Diseases (including:) health program includes an adequate, immunity is the general immunity Enterotoxemia balanced diet; a good preventative health and the first line of defense. Specific Blackleg plan including biosecurity, well designed or acquired immunity is generated Tetanus vaccination strategy and parasite control; to a specific disease organism called Black Disease treatment plans to speed up healing and a pathogen. The acquired system Malignant edema reduce the spread of diseases; records of is further classified into humoral Redwater all herd procedures and events including (antibodies) and cellular (cell mediated) treatments; adequate facilities that assist systems. Vaccines help the body develop handling and processing and low stress acquired immunity against common Adults handling as well as a clean environment diseases. Acquired immunity also occurs Abortions/Infertility with sufficient space to prevent overafter an animal recovers from a disease. Diarrhea crowding. Killed virus and bacterin/toxoid vaccines Footrot There a lot of cattle vaccines out usually stimulate the humoral immunity Pinkeye there. Not only is there a variety of – produce antibodies – and MLV Blackleg vaccine options, then you have to decide vaccines stimulate the cell mediated Pneumonia who needs to be vaccinated with what. immunity – T lymphocytes called Killer Some vaccines stimulate immunity to T cells. viruses. Some viral vaccines contain killed virus and some contain a modified live version and some contain both killed Designing the Vaccine Program and modified live viruses. Then there are the bacterin/toxoid Vaccination programs have three main goals: increase vaccines. These vaccines stimulate immunity against toxins immune resistance against common diseases in livestock, produced by certain bacteria that cause disease in livestock. protect the fertility of the cow herd and provide protection Some vaccines require mixing contents of two bottles while for calves marketed off the ranch. Other considerations may others don’t, but all need to be kept cool until used. Some include a select marketing program that requires specific vaccines are meant to be injected under the skin (according types of vaccines and specific antigens. Typically, the calf to Beef Quality Assurance guidelines), some are intranasal vaccination program is the most aggressive since the calf is and some calf vaccines are given orally. naïve – hasn’t developed acquired, specific immunity and 68

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E x p e r t it is the basis for adult protection. Likewise, replacement heifers require different vaccines than grazing feeder cattle of the same age. The cow herd is different yet. The two main goals of a good cow herd vaccination program are to protect the cow herd fertility and enhance colostrum for the calf ’s protection. Calves Calves can be effectively vaccinated after one month of age. Calves should receive a 5-way vaccine containing the respiratory viruses (IBR, BVD types 1 and 2, PI3 and BRSV) and a 7-way clostridial (commonly called blackleg) vaccine (see sidebar) before being turned out to pasture. Mannheimia and Pasteurella (shipping fever) may be beneficial in some cases as well as a pinkeye vaccine if that has been a problem in the past. A good weaning program is to vaccinate calves with a respiratory viral vaccine and clostridial three weeks prior to weaning with an additional respiratory vaccine +/- Mannheimia/Pasteurella at weaning. This is called preconditioning. Calf preconditioning programs effectively prepare the calf to go into a backgrounding program or directly to the feedlot. Preconditioned calves that have been vaccinated and dewormed this way should be worth more at sale time but actually recovering that added value often requires marketing through special calf sales.

A d v i c e maximum effectiveness. Most vaccines are approved for subcutaneous injection and should always be administered in the neck four to six inches below the top of the neck for an adult animal. Whether or not to use a killed, MLV or a combination product depends on your management program. If your herd has a controlled breeding season a MLV can be incorporated rather easily. If the bulls stay out with cows year round a killed vaccine may be the most convenient choice since the pregnancy status of the cow herd is probably unknown. It may also be less risk to use a killed or combination vaccine in the calves as well. It is best to avoid giving too many antigens at one time. Too many antigens can interfere with the system’s ability to respond and may result in inadequate immune protection. It is common for calves to experience a mild fever three to four days after being vaccinated. While this is usually temporary, it is always best to observe the calves and examine any that appear sick. Consult your veterinarian if any calves experience disease following vaccination.

Cow Herd At a minimum cows should be vaccinated against BVD, IBR and Lepto to protect her during breeding and protect the developing calf after she is bred. Many ranchers like to vaccinate with a scours vaccine and 7-way clostridial vaccine at preg check time to boost colostrum for the calf. Including a vibrio (Campylobacter fetus) vaccine prior to breeding may be beneficial if there is a concern that the cows could be exposed to infected bulls. Bulls should also be vaccinated annually with the same products used in the cowherd. MLV vaccines are usually safe to use in bulls especially if they have been previously vaccinated. It is best to vaccinate bulls at least two months prior to the breeding season. Replacement Heifers Replacement heifers should be vaccinated for the same things as the cow herd. It is a good management practice to vaccinate heifers with a pre-breeding MLV including vibrio and lepto. Retained replacement heifers should get a weaning vaccine and a pre-breeding vaccine and can be revaccinated annually thereafter with either a killed or MLV vaccine. It is important to find out what vaccinations purchased replacements have received. Hopefully, the seller can give you the product and date of vaccination. If the vaccination status is unknown or not specific then it is best to vaccinate them with a killed vaccine (if they are pregnant) and keep them separate from the cow herd until they can be safely incorporated into the herd’s vaccination program. Vaccines are most effective when used according to label directions. MLV vaccines require mixing prior to use. Vaccine should be used within one hour of mixing, should be kept cold until use and out of direct sunlight for GEORGIA CATTLEMAN

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Association Reports • Georgia Junior Cattlemen’s Association Field Day & Summer Conference By Hope Edwards

It’s beginning to look a lot like summer show season! Along with the new season, there is the time to catch up with former and future friends. What better way to do that and learn about the cattle industry than to attend the GJCA Field Day? GJCA Field Day will take place at the Georgia Junior Beef Futurity on July 10, from 10 am to 2 pm. We are beyond excited to introduce the three track system this year! Each participant will be separated based on their age. There will be activities for juniors, 10 and under; intermediate, 11-14; and seniors, 15 and over. We felt that with such a wide range of ages, it would be best to offer a variety of stations! Stations will include Stockman’s Quiz, coloring, games, careers in agriculture and scholarship tips and tricks! The tracks will be tailored to meet the needs and interests of the respective ages. I have attended the GJCA Field Day in past years. I must admit that it is a wonderful experience. Many contestants feel that they are too busy with show day preparations to attend. I can promise you that the 2014 Field Day is one that you don’t want to miss though! The GJCA Officer team would like to thank in advance to the sponsors, the whole Georgia Cattlemen’s Association team, and each participant for attending. If it was not for each and every one of you, the field day would not be possible. Summer Conference is around the corner. We have several fun GJCA activities planned including tubing the Chattahoochee, GJCA sunrise run and much more! We look forward to seeing you there!

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Advertising Index Next Month: Livestock Marketing & Producer of the Year Magazine & online advertising available- Call 478-474-6560! Ace Equipment Company Inc. 912-449-4355...................24 AgCo 877-525-4384...................24 Bankers South 855-898-BANK...................3 Byron Seeds 855-897-9008...................26 Carroll County Livestock 770-834-6608...................60 Carroll T. Cannon 229-881-0721...................60 Central Life Science 800-347-8272.................IFC Clement’s Livestock Service 770-725-0348...................60 Daniel Livestock Service 706-788-2533...................60 Darren Carter, Auctioneer 864-980-5695...................60 Eblen Electronics 910-298-3012...................61 Farmers Livestock Market, LLC 706-647-6895...................60 Flint River Mills 800-841-8502.....................1 Florida Brahman Association.....7 Franklin County Livestock 864-940-4579...................60 Fuller Supply...........................57 Genex Cooperative Inc 706-318-8844...................60 Georgia Angus Breeders.....44-45 Georgia Beefmaster Breeders.....16 Georgia Brahman Breeders........7 Georgia Brangus Breeders........25 Georgia Chianina Breeder.......16 72

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GA Deer Farm and Agri-Ctr 770-854-9111...................24 Georgia Farm Credit 800.768.FARM...................2 Georgia Hereford Breeders 912-865-5593...................32 Georgia Hereford Association 912-687-1404..................BC Georgia Limousin Assoc..........48 Georgia Red Angus Breeders 770-748-6424...................28 Georgia Santa Gertrudis Breeders....7 Georgia Senepol Breeders..........7 Georgia Shorthorn Breeders....16 Georgia Simmental Simbrah Assoc 706-654-6071...................64 Georgia-Florida Charolais Assoc 706-200-6655...................64 Highview Farms 770-567-3942...................60 Hooper Trailers 706-468-8414...................35 Krone 901-842-8011...................66 Laura’s Lean Beef 334-701-9114...................60 Malcolm Financial Group 800-884-4820...................62 Martin’s Cattle Services 706-367-8349...................60 Mike Jones, Auctioneer 706-773-3612...................60 New Hired Hand....................66 Pasture Management 800-230-0024.................IBC Priefert Ranch Equipment 800-527-8616...................57

Purina.......................................7 Reproductive Management Services 229-881-9711...................60 Rockin’ R Trailers 800-241-8794...................61 Southeast Agnet Radio 478-718-0081...................62 Southeast Livestock Exchange 828-646-0270...................62 Southeastern Semen Services, Inc. 386-963-5916...................60 Southern Farm & Forest, LLC 770-424-6366...................60 Swainsboro Stockyard 478-237-3201...................33 The Bull Whisperer 478-397-7201...................60 Triple E Poultry 706-692-5149...................60 Tyson Steel 229-776-7588...................61 UGA Master Cattlemen’s........67 Woody Folsom 912-367-2466...................40 Yancey Brothers 770-941-2300...................60

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Georgia Hereford Association Georgia Hereford Field Day You are invited to a celebration honoring Herefords and Georgia Junior Exhibitors June 20: Showmanship • 5 pm June 21: Cattle Show • 8:30 am Madison County Fairgrounds 1254 Main Street Comer, Georgia 30629 Call 912-687-1404 for information and entry forms, due by June 10. Ray Hicks • 660 Seaburn Vickery Road Statesboro, GA 30461 • (912) 865-5593

Georgia Cattleman June 2014  

Official Publication of the Georgia Cattlemen's Association

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