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PRESIDENT Jay Smith .....................(Carmen) 208-940-1020 PRESIDENT-ELECT Mark Pratt..................(Blackfoot) 208-681-6597 VICE PRESIDENT Kim Brackett..............(Homedale) 208-308-1952 PAST PRESIDENT Dawn Anderson...........(Gooding) 208-280-1509 TREASURER Cody Hendrix................... (Rigby) 208-360-9693 FEEDER COUNCIL CHAIR Spencer Black................... (Almo) 208-647-8130 PUREBRED COUNCIL CHAIR Josh Malson (Parma) 208-739-0725 COW-CALF COUNCIL CHAIR Scott Rigby..................(Rexburg) 208-313-6809 CATTLEWOMEN COUNCIL CHAIR Gwenna Prescott............. (Carey) 208-308-8261 DISTRICT 1 REPRESENTATIVES Mike McClean............. (Post Falls) 208-661-7518 Quin Wemhoff...............(Kamiah) 208-983-6448 DISTRICT 2 REPRESENTATIVES Jerry Wroten................... (Wilder) 541-709-6590 Marg Chipman...............(Weiser) 208-550-0605 DISTRICT 3 REPRESENTATIVES Eugene Matthews............(Oakley) 208-431-3260 John Peters........................ (Filer) 208-358-3850 DISTRICT 4 REPRESENTATIVES Ryan Steele.............. (Idaho Falls) 208-390-5765 Norman Wallis.....................(May) 208-993-1342 DISTRICT 5 REPRESENTATIVES Roscoe Lake..............(Blackfoot) 208-604-3650 Val Carter..................... (Pingree) 208-684-4811 ALLIED INDUSTRY REPRESENTATIVE Maddee Moore................ (Nampa) 541-786-1825 DIRECTORS AT LARGE Robert Oxarango......... (Emmett) 208-800-2229 Shawna Gill.............(Grand View) 208-850-9076 CATTLEWOMEN BOARD REPRESENTATIVE Maggie Malson................ (Parma) 208-734-2265
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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT
Serving as ICA leader is an honor, full of challenges and rewards From membership to wolves to grazing fees, being on the front lines means shifting gears a lot
s my term winds down and we head toward our annual business meeting, I would like to sincerely thank the membership for electing me. Serving all of you in this capacity has been an honor and, without any doubt, a highlight of my cattle-raising career. I have been heavily involved with the ICA for 20 years, but nothing really prepares you for this job. It’s a lot like gathering strays in big country on a colt. The task seems daunting at first, but like any job, you saddle up bright and early, climb aboard and point in the direction of the work. That work our association does is challenging and rewarding, but often unpredictable. Like my fresh colt at daybreak, new issues pop up, and you are suddenly collecting yourself in a new direction. I have gone in many directions this year, logged a lot of miles and been involved with a multitude
Communication is key to ensuring we are continuously and consistently working to improve the business climate for cattle producers in Idaho. 4 LINE RIDER NOVEMBER 2021
BY JAY SMITH ICA President
of issues. I want to highlight a few in this article and look forward to discussing them all as we meet up somewhere along the trail. Membership: The best part of this job has been getting to know more of you. Thank you for the invitations and hospitality at your county/ regional meetings. The association does not exist without your support, and communication is key to ensuring we are continuously and consistently working to improve the business climate for cattle producers in Idaho. Wolves: This is a subject myself and the ICA have been involved with since the 1990s. It is a subject that will not be going away in our lifetimes, but I hope that some tools and changes made in the past year will assist producers dealing with this problem. There were three particular things high on the ICA’s priority list as we drafted legislation. 1. The ability for the Wolf Depredation Control Board to extend a control action in an affected game management unit. In the past, a control action might have expired before the problem was resolved. Now with the ability to extend, problem wolves can be pursued in the winter months, when the success rate and therefore the cost effectiveness are much greater. 2. Funding increase for the F4WM reimbursement program. Now, with higher funding, Idaho sportsmen are able to afford to spend more time and resources in the backcountry assisting in the removal of problem wolves. 3. Collaring: In the transition from federal to state wolf management, funding for activities such as collaring was lost and our ability to locate problem animals was diminished. This winter, Idaho CONTINUED, PAGE 6 www.idahocattle.org
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on our plate as long as wolves, but the process is approaching a decade in its longevity. The most recent proposal from the Idaho Department of Lands was to take the National Agricultural Statistics Service public grazing rate and take some deductions to account for the non-fee costs associated with grazing on public ground. This is where it gets tricky. The Land Board wants these deductions based on science, but the number keeps changing based on whose science is deemed valid. I had a friend in college who came from a long line of successful farmers. In agronomy class when he disagreed with the professor, he would always say: “Well, that’s just my opinion. I’m no professional; it’s just how I make my living!” This line would always make me laugh back in school, but in recent months it has come back to the front of my mind with a more factual and less humorous tone. The current rate formula gives a partial non-fee deduction for things such as salt, mineral and freight. Now, as public lands grazers, we are professionals. So why is our data not valuable here? The government has never bought salt or provided trucking for anyone we have talked to. Does it really take a university study to illustrate this fact? Can someone just look at the checkbook ledger and see that these expenditures have never been made? The true professionals are the hardworking men and women out working on and caring for the land every day. My colt has now developed into a nice young horse, and the strays are pretty much rounded up. Time for me to ride off into the sunset and let Mark pick a green colt from the pen and begin his own gathering. Just remember to “strap your saddle across every battle and hold on as long as you can!” www.idahocattle.org
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ICA meeting is perfect time to get off the bench, be engaged Every producer across the state benefits from our work, but we need people to ‘show up’ and be counted
s we move further into fall and approach the winter months, the time for annual meetings has arrived. The ICA annual meeting is Nov. 15-17 in Sun Valley. I’m sure you’ve seen this information in our publication for the past couple of months. This column is not to highlight that event, but to stress the importance of engagement, yet again, because our association has continued to have success through the engagement of our membership. “Decisions are made by those who show up.” This particular comment is one I have heard in past discussions, and although I would like to think otherwise, I do believe there is some validity to it. If you do not attend or join a discussion, how can your voice be heard? I am confident the messages of our engaged members in each area of our state are being presented to and heard through the elected Board of Directors. However, in order to fully engage, we need to have an event that brings us together. For example, just as the local high school basketball game brings members of the community together, it also provides a platform for people to visit with other members of their community. We don’t all agree on every topic, just as we don’t necessarily agree with the calls made by the coaches or players as the game unfolds. But the fact of the matter is the platform provides insight on the topic at hand: the basketball game. But I digress. The discussions and input be-
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tween members of our community are much larger: who got their fall grain in first, whose calves brought the most at the market, which place might be up for sale or rent, who has hay available. Each of these topics floats around the “concession stand” and at our “halftime” discussions at our convention. Simply put, this annual gathering gets producers, suppliers, supporters and others engaged in discussions regarding the items that affect their respective community.
HERE’S WHY YOU SHOULD BE INVOLVED WITH THE ICA
The point of my message here is to stay engaged in our beef community. Engage at all levels, and ask your neighboring community members to engage. We need more voices, in addition to the voices of those who “show up.” We all have a neighbor, friend, relative or in-law who is not engaged, not a member, not a joiner, not a problem solver — but should be. They often ask, WHY? Why should I? What has the Idaho Cattle Association done for me? The answer is simple: Every producer across the state has benefited from the work of the ICA. Some of it is made public, but a lot of things are done more quietly and efficiently. So for those who ask why they should engage or get involved, I provide the following list. This is not all-encompassing, but it does include a portion of the vast topics that have been addressed by ICA staff and leadership in just the past few months. This doesn’t serve as a place to elaborate on the list, but if you have questions, engage with our staff or your leadership to help drive the conversations! CONTINUED, PAGE 10 www.idahocattle.org
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1. Wildlife • Wolf Delisting • Rocky Mountain Population 12-month Status Review • Sage Grouse 2. Environmental • WOTUS • Methane Production • 30 X 30 “America The Beautiful” • Sustainability Goals 3. USDA • Market Transparency • USFS Fuels Management and Grazing • Livestock Mandatory Reporting 4. Other • Bureau of Land Management (not enough room for a full list) • Fire • Transportation • Taxes This is a short list of high-level topics, but I am certain there’s at least one topic you would engage in if the conversation started at a local ballgame. I also realize there are some items on this list that would not have a direct impact on your operation, but they might affect your community. This is precisely why we need to engage and attend our local, state and national events. We need your input on multiple topics that affect our beef community. We need to have the “ballgame discussions” that help to form our decisions and positions as an organization, while recognizing there are topics that have multiple areas of concern and input. Be a joiner. Be a recruiter. Be a part of our beef community. Be engaged.
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MESSAGE FROM THE PUREBRED CHAIR
Unity for our industry requires the voices of ICA members Just like in sports, we must have teamwork and strive toward our common goals
y family knows that after the heat of summer, especially after one with so many heat records, I get pretty excited about the seasons changing. Cool mornings and warm afternoons make for pleasant fall calving. It’s much nicer and drier than in the spring. It’s also football season. Most of us in this industry are in or near small communities and enjoy supporting the local high school sports teams or cheering for our college alma mater. These sports offer a lot of opportunities for children to learn teamwork and how to reach a common goal. Our two oldest daughters saw their cross-country team set out to make it to the state championship races again this year. Cross-country may be more of an individual sport, but they are still a team. They have to work together, encouraging each other to reach that goal as a whole unit. Our industry is like this. We are all individual operations and have our own individual goals, just like these girls have their own personal race goals. However, we have to be unified in our mission and work as a team to move the beef industry forward. It takes all of us — producers, feeders and allied industry. With all the challenges we face from the outside and from things we can’t control, our attitudes, and how we respect each other and work toward a common goal will help us find success. If there is not unity within the beef industry, then who will work on our behalf?
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BY JOSH MALSON
ICA Purebred Council Chair
LACK OF A UNIFIED VOICE IS TOUGH ON ALL PRODUCERS
From fake meat burgers and misinformation to environmental activists who don’t understand how food is actually raised, challenges come at us each day. We’ve seen time and time again that not working with a unified voice makes everything harder on everyone. As everybody gets further and further removed from the farm and ranch, and where food comes from, their practical understanding about food and livestock husbandry fades. We have to be united as an industry. If we’re not going to promote our product as an industry, then who is? We need to be proactive. It’s that simple. ICA is the only statewide association working on behalf of all cattle producers — members or not. The interest of the whole is the priority. You have the opportunity to make your voice heard by making sure your membership stays current, attending meetings, joining a committee and sending in public comments on issues that affect our industry. It takes each of us to keep this industry strong. As purebred producers, it’s that busy time of year. Spring calves have been weaned and put on pasture. Cows have been preg-checked. We’re already getting excited and anticipating 2022 calves. In addition, we’ve also wrapped up our fall calving and are making sure bulls are growing as they should so they can be marketed in the spring. There truly are never many dull moments around the ranch. We’re living and working in the present, but also always planning for the future. CONTINUED, PAGE 14
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If the past two years have taught us anything, I think it’s truly how important teamwork is. Despite all the turmoil caused by the global pandemic, our industry is essential. We truly do, as a collective whole, wake up every day to work together to feed the world. When there are so many people on the outside looking in who don’t understand what it’s like to raise livestock for a living, it’s nice to have friends and comrades in the industry who know the trials and challenges, and recognize the victories. We have to maintain our team mentality. No, we won’t always agree, but working together on issues that affect each of us makes us stronger. As a board, we hope people see the value in their ICA memberships. Your thoughts and ideas are welcome, and we need our voices to be unified. I’ll close with a couple of quotes from famous businessmen: “Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.” — Andrew Carnegie “Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.” — Henry Ford
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NATURAL RESOURCE UPDATES
Wolf status to be reviewed in Idaho, West After the Idaho Legislature’s approval of the new law designed to improve wolf management, it came as no surprise that environmental activists and wolf advocacy groups used the law as their rationale to petition the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to list gray wolves in the Western U.S. as threatened or endangered under the Endangered Species Act. The ESA allows anyone, at the mere cost of a postage stamp, to petition for a listing under the act, which sets in motion a process whereby Fish and Wildlife has 90 days to determine whether a listing may be warranted. Because the 90-day determination requires a very low bar of the petitioners, it also came as little surprise, though some disappointment, that in September, Fish and Wildlife announced it would move forward with a 12-month status review of the species. The rationale for moving forward was based on the petitioners’ claims that “potential increases in human-caused mortality may pose a threat to the gray wolf in the western U.S. The Service also finds that new regulatory mechanisms in Idaho and Montana may be inadequate to address this threat.” At the end of the yearlong review, FWS will determine whether listing of wolves is warranted. We remain confident that because Idaho’s wolf population remains 10 times the amount required by Fish and Wildlife in our wolf management plan, it will ultimately find that listing is not warranted. ICA will be working with our state partners to ensure that adequate information is pre16 LINE RIDER NOVEMBER 2021
sented that shows Idaho’s ever-burgeoning wolf population is not threatened.
NEPA updates to be undone In 2020, the Trump administration announced finalization of efforts to update and simplify the National Environmental Policy Act. NEPA is the law that requires federal agencies to assess environmental impacts of their actions. Though well-intended, like many other federal laws, it has become overgrown and has been abused over the years by activist organizations to stall land management activities and restrict land use. Consequently, the 2020 regulations provided some much-needed standardization and streamlining. Now, the Biden administration has announced it will undertake a two-phase revision to the revisions. Phase One would reinstate consideration of the “direct,” “indirect” and “cumulative” impacts of a proposed decision, returning federal consideration to pre-2020 standards. NEPA consideration would also now include evaluation of climate change impacts and impacts on overburdened communities. Phase Two will be a broader NEPA reconsideration related to environmental justice, public involvement and consistency across agencies. A public comment period on the revisions will close on Nov. 21. The ICA will again be commenting on the need for a streamlined NEPA process and the burdens that it placed on Idaho’s cattle ranching families in its pre-2020 form, particularly on those who are reliant upon the completion of NEPA processes to graze livestock on their federal land allotments.
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State grazing rate change postponed This summer, the Idaho Department of Lands proposed a new grazing rate structure at the request of the Idaho Land Board. The new proposal created a formula based on private lands lease rates minus the assumed non-fee costs associated with grazing on public land. The private lease rate is based on USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service’s published Animal Unit Month grazing rate for Idaho. Public comments on the proposal closed Sept. 3. The ICA submitted detailed comments explaining the benefits of a stable grazing program to the state of Idaho and expressing concern regarding the undervalued non-fee costs that state grazing lessees provide. Additionally, we held meetings with IDL and Land Board staff to express our concerns with the way the non-fee costs were calculated. The Land Board was scheduled to vote on the proposal at its September meeting but postponed the decision to October in light of the concerns we shared. At that time, IDL further refined its proposal to change the non-fee cost calculations that put the state grazing www.idahocattle.org
rate at 49% of the USDA NASS private rate for Idaho, which is 9.07 per AUM. At the October meeting, the Land Board could not come to agreement on the proposal. The motion to proceed with its implementation failed on a tied vote. For the 2022 grazing season, the IDL grazing rate formula will remain unchanged.
Sage grouse plans under scrutiny After years of drafting and redrafting sage grouse management plans, the Biden administration has signaled its intention to consider once again rewriting the federal sage grouse management plans. To date, we have had a troubling 2015 plan, replaced by an
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All of these issues, plus many more, will be presented on and discussed at our convention Nov. 15-17 in Sun Valley. If you haven’t already done so, I encourage you to make plans to attend so we can have your input as we discuss our responses to issues and make plans for how we will proceed in the coming year. Our actions are driven solely by the policy our members set at convention. We need to hear from you!
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Apply now for wolf-loss compensation, prevention funding The state of Idaho has nearly $350,000 in federal money to help ranchers with wolf issues ICA STAFF The Idaho Governor’s Office of Species Conservation is taking applications through the end of the year to compensate livestock producers for verified wolf depredation losses in 2021. The compensation program is one of two that the state of Idaho has to help ranchers, the other involving prevention. For this year, Idaho has $191,728
available to reimburse producers who have seen wolf-caused fatalities, according to a news release from the OSC. The funding comes from a U.S. Fish and Wildlife grant program and is used to pay back those ranchers who have losses verified by Wildlife Services. The payments are based on the average market rate for livestock sent to market in the fall. For additional information and to
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receive the proper forms, contact Joshua Uriarte at 208-332-1556 or joshua. firstname.lastname@example.org. The Office of Species Conservation also has $156,361 available to provide livestock producers with proactive prevention measures for 2022. OSC encourages those who want to apply or have project ideas to submit them by Dec. 31, just as with the compensation applications. Applications submitted outside that period will be considered on a case-bycase basis and are dependent on available funding, according to the release. “OSC recognizes that each livestock operation is different with its own unique set of challenges. As a result, some methods will be better suited for certain operations than others and, in some cases, a combination of techniques and methods may be needed to achieve success,” the release states. Conflict between wolves and livestock can occur despite any mitigation efforts, the OSC concedes, but in collaboration with producers, the Idaho Cattle Association, Wool Growers, Wildlife Services, and Fish and Game, the state will help ranchers implement whatever methods are deemed appropriate for a particular operation. These methods can include guard dogs, range riders, trail cameras, scare devices such as fox lights, temporary fencing and pens, and other measures. The OSC says that as new methods become applicable, they might be considered for funding, too. For more information and to receive applications, contact Jace Hogg at 208332-1553 or email@example.com. www.idahocattle.org
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Dille Red Angus has grown from a ‘hobby herd’ to hosting an annual Spring production sale featuring sought after bulls and yearling heifers.
I had a chance to catch up with Jackson Dille while he was performing his favorite chore: watching the cows on his ranch in Buhl. Our conversation was easy – he’s down to earth, self-driven. One of the first things he shared with me is that, “The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, but they make the best of everything they have.” It’s sort of a motto he infuses into his life and his cattle operation. Jackson grew up just south of Hansen on a roughly 2,000-acre farm, where his parents farmed all of the Idaho staples, from potatoes and sugar beets to corn, hay, beans and peas. From an early age, Jackson wanted to be a cowboy. His family had a few cattle, and he has a fond recollection of riding his horse, but mostly he just remembers the joy he got from watching the cows. Jackson eventually headed to Idaho State Uni-
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versity with the ideal to maybe become a doctor, but when his grades deterred him, he switched this plan and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in zoology. What’s a guy with a degree in zoology do? He becomes a financial adviser for one of the largest companies in the nation, of course! Jackson shared with me that he’s got three jobs now on any given day: parent, cattle rancher and financial adviser. He and his wife, Rachelle, have three children and naturally spend lots of time involved with their various athletic endeavors. Berkley, 14, plays basketball and volleyball, and their 12-year-old twins, Braxton and Brighton, excel in everything from football to volleyball. To say that Rachelle is busy might be an understatement. Aside from being a dedicated parent and full-time chauffeur, she is a sought-after commercial interior designer in the Twin Falls area.
FROM THE CITY TO THE COUNTRY, STRIVING FOR THE BEST
Jackson and Rachelle enjoying country life, in a rare moment of downtime.
Though Rachelle and Jackson first lived in Twin Falls during their early married years, she actually grew up in Boise and is a self-proclaimed “city girl,” in spite of her parents originally coming from a farming background in the Buhl/Wendell area. Despite this, according to her husband, Rachelle is drawn to the openness of the country life and most enjoys the Idaho sunsets and larger yard space that comes with it. Their kids, in spite of busy schedules, still have a chance to do plenty of chores on the ranch, with the occasional opportunity to be out of school to brand or work calves. As Jackson put it, you can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy. In 2014, the Dilles moved from Twin Falls to Filer, and not long after, the dream of Dille Red Angus was born. By 2015, Jackson decided that although he’d always had horses, it was time to start buying cows. By the end of the first year, his hobby herd had grown to 60 head of Black and Red Angus. Jackson best
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‘The happiest people don’t have the best of everything, but they make the best of everything they have.’
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enjoyed the temperament of the Red Angus, and soon a “hobby” had taken a new direction. When I asked Jackson about his early goal, he told me he first wanted a “fancy registered herd that when people drive by, they’d say, ‘Wow! Those are some nice looking cattle!’” As every rancher knows, the goals for your herd and operation evolve, and Jackson continued to work toward his dream. He bought embryos and cattle from the best operations he could afford, and Jackson still recalls one of his first “I made it” moments was going to a bull sale as a buyer. Holding his own sale for Dille Red Angus was also a big milestone. Today he has grown the herd to include 150 cows, and his spring production sale will include roughly 50 bulls, plus 40 commercial and registered replacement heifers. Jackson says he strives to achieve that wow factor with every calf that hits the ground. So what is “wow” to him? The quintessential dark cherry coloring of the Red Angus breed, paired with solid feet and legs, straight flat back, tight udder and docile attitude that creates an all-around aesthetically pleasing cow. But looks aren’t everything, so she has to be a standout mother that breeds every 365 days and weans off a desirable 750-pound calf. Jackson’s philosophy is that EPDs play a role, but those markers are important in different ways to each of his potential buyers. Commercial guys want weaning and yearling weights, customers looking for replacements want good mamas, and the finishers get excited about carcass markers including rib eye, marbling, etc. But it’s all for naught if that cow doesn’t look the part and her calves are difficult to sell, so Dille Red Angus aims to keep balanced EPD averages in the upper third of the spectrum, creating functional performance. www.idahocattle.org
Rachelle getting her boots dirty during a day of working cattle at the ranch.
A VERY BUSY LIFE, BUT NOT TOO BUSY FOR THE ICA
Jackson admits that while sometimes it feels like a game to find the next achievement, one of his goals includes continuing to purchase private property to accommodate his operation and achieve those consistent traits in his herd. I asked Jackson what motivates him in this seemingly almost chaotic life, and it was a pretty quick and easy answer: his family and wanting to instill values while providing for them in the best ways. When it comes to life off the ranch, Jackson saves most of his time for those other jobs he holds and hasn’t gravitated toward involvement in other associations – outside of the Idaho Cattle Association. We talked a little about the biggest issues facing the Idaho cattle industry, and he admitted that some of the issues that many CONTINUED, PAGE 26 www.idahocattle.org
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Idaho ranchers face don’t correlate to his specific circumstance. But even though that may be the case, he readily supports solutions that will better the industry as a whole. One of these issues is the conversation surrounding a major meatpacking monopoly. Though he views this as first affecting the commercial producers, Jackson recognizes that this topic has a quick trickle-down effect that influences even private treaty bull prices in a down market. Jackson also said he sees value in what the ICA can offer him as a member – namely the opportunity to connect with others in the state. This network affords him an opportunity for not only marketing, but also a chance to bolster his reputation, as well as a crucial place to offer input and engage with the beef community. What’s next for Dille Red Angus? Well, Jackson doesn’t know for sure when he might close the door on a
All hands on deck at Dille Red Angus Ranch. 9-to-5 career, but on his ranching bucket list is the day when all of his buyers return to buy cattle from him as foundation for their own herds. In the
meantime, he’ll keep preparing for the Dille Red Angus sale on March 2 – and keep being happy making the best of everything he has.
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Director, Federation Communications, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association It is hard to believe that summer has already come and gone, but rest assured that beef was sizzling on grills across Idaho all season long. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), a contractor working on behalf of the Beef Checkoff, had all the bases covered with beef grilling messages airing across a variety of platforms. Understanding consumer behavior was the driving force behind the summer’s grilling campaign, and research showed that consumers were going to grill more this year — twice a week or more in some households, according to the Summer Grilling and Consumer Comfort Survey conducted last spring. Using a variety of platforms — including audio and video ads, Google search ads, websites, cable television, influencer outreach, satellite media tours and e-commerce promotions — beef was kept top of mind, meeting consumers where they watch, listen, learn and shop. New “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” ads aired on YouTube and across channels such as HGTV, Fox News, CBS, ESPN and other popular networks. And new audio ads welcomed back consumers to the grill, appearing on Spotify and on a wide range of Sirius XM programming, including “College Gameday,” “The Herd with Colin Cowherd” and “MLB Roundtrip.” www.idahocattle.org
Nativo native advertising appeared on popular websites such as Taste of Home, Saveur and Health.com, inspiring consumers to build delicious and nutritious beef burgers. Google ads were also used to drive traffic to the “Beef. It’s What’s For Dinner” website, which included beef grilling favorites and producer stories from across all 50
states. Each state had a landing page featuring state-inspired recipes, and Idaho’s page had 1,905 views during the course of the campaign. Beef social media platforms on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter published exciting recipes that featured each state via inspiring travelogue-style content. While the pandemic had limited extensive travel in the U.S., the campaign inspired consumers and instilled them with a feeling of being able to travel via tasty recipes. Capping off this effort was a robust Food Network advertising buy, with more than 200 airings on popular shows such as “BBQ Brawl,” “The Kitchen” and the new series “Grill of Victory.” CONTINUED, PAGE 30
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PUTTING INFLUENCERS TO WORK ON BEHALF OF BEEF In addition to advertising efforts, the beef burger, a summer staple, was elevated by working with nutrition influencers. Burgers are increasingly being recognized as a popular and 30 LINE RIDER NOVEMBER 2021
practical way to improve diet quality because they are a nutrient-dense, flavorful base and perfect for increasing intake of underconsumed foods such as vegetables and whole grains. Between Aug. 2 and Aug. 16, the Beef Checkoff implemented a “Beef Up Your Burger” social media challenge
hosted by registered dietitian and certified personal trainer Nicole Rodriguez. This challenge encouraged nutrition experts to demonstrate via Instagram unique ways to “beef up” real burgers using nutrient-dense, flavorful additions that support a healthy lifestyle. Nutrition experts educated consumers on simple solutions for elevating their beef burgers, emphasizing nutritional value, non-traditional flavors and convenience, while sharing relevant recipes and resources. Ten nutrition influencers participated and reached more than 70,000 individuals. In addition, the “Beef Up Your Burger with Fruits and Vegetables” Facebook live cook-along, hosted in conjunction with the Produce for Better Health Foundation, invited viewers to share ideas for how they amp up their own beef burgers. Creative recipes such as mixing ground beef with garlic, chives and parsley and adding chopped mushrooms drove participants’ engagement. The live event was PBH’s most successful cook-along to date, achieving the highest reach the foundation has seen. In fact, the cook-along performed more than two times better than other PBH Facebook posts, generating nearly twice the reactions and five times more comments. The social media promotions performed exceptionally well on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, generating more than 634,000 impressions, well above the 100,000 benchmark typically seen for similar promotions.
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Other efforts included collaborating with two registered dietitian influencers to post recipes on blogs for National Beef Burger Day, reaching 11,000 key opinion leaders. Beef burgers were also featured on Nutrition and Dietetics www.idahocattle.org
Beef burgers provide an unlimited number of options to boost nutrition and flavor across a variety of cultures and traditions, while also being affordable and convenient. SmartBrief, a digital news service that curates the day’s top news and trends on nutrition and health, and reaches more than 100,000 registered dietitians and nutrition professionals. In early September, a satellite media tour was held with Produce for Better Health CEO and registered dietitian Wendy Reinhardt Kapsak that reached 30 million. Kapsak talked about how
burgers are increasingly being recognized as a popular and practical way to improve diet quality because they’re nutrient-rich, a great source of protein, and good for pairing with fruits and vegetables. Beef burgers provide an unlimited number of options to boost nutrition and flavor across a variety of cultures and traditions, while also being afford-
able and convenient. Real beef burgers present a unique way to help Americans “make every bite count.” Another component of the summer grilling campaign was a partnership with Sam’s Club. The Kickoff to Summer Grilling e-commerce campaign ran from mid-April through Memorial Day. This initial campaign exceeded all metric benchmarks, including sales lift, impressions and new buyers to the beef category. The campaign also had a Return on Ad Spend (ROAS or ROI) of more than $34, which means every checkoff dollar spent on this media returned more than $34 in beef sales. Innovative online sales campaigns with Walmart, Kroger and Target also continued through Labor Day. Overall, the successful summer grilling campaign ensured that consumers across the U.S. know that beef is, and always will be, king of the grill!
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BY J. BENTON GLAZE, JR., PH.D.
Extension Beef Cattle Specialist with the Animal, Veterinary & Food Science Department at the University of Idaho Feed represents the largest portion of a beef cattle operation’s variable costs. According to a University of Idaho Extension Livestock Cow-Calf Budget, feed accounts for approximately 60% of those annual variable costs.
The cost of feed to maintain the cow herd through the winter represents approximately 65% of the total annual feed costs. Considering the magnitude of winter feed costs, it is easy to see advantages exist for producers who develop and maintain plans that allow the cow herd to be fed during the winCONTINUED, PAGE 34 IDAHO CATTLE ASSOCIATION 33
ter in an efficient and effective manner. Due to a number of circumstances, most notably drought conditions throughout much of the West, hay/feed resources are expected to be limited going into winter. According to USDA-NASS, approximately 4.5 million tons of alfalfa hay and approximately 725,000 tons of non-alfalfa hays were produced in Idaho in 2020. Predictions for 2021 show approximately 4.1 million tons of alfalfa and 476,000 tons of non-alfalfa hays being produced. The limited supplies are expected to impact prices. In 2020 the average prices for alfalfa and non-alfalfa hays were $156/ton and $141/ton, respectively. In 2021, the average price for alfalfa hay is predicted to be $182/ton, and the average price for non-alfalfa hay is predicted to be $153/ ton. The way a producer manages the task and cost of winter feeding can have a significant impact on the profitability of
Keeping in mind the differences in nutrient requirements of various classes of cattle, and considering the number of females that fall into the various age groups, cows should be grouped … for optimal feeding. the beef cow herd. Beef cattle herds are made up of a variety of types of animals that represent different stages of development and different intended uses. Each group represents different nutritional and management requirements. To optimally meet the nutritional requirements of the cow herd and allow for maximum productivity, beef producers should sort their herd into groups that have similar nutrient and management requirements.
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The winter-feeding period for many beef operations includes the middle and last trimester of gestation and part of the first trimester of lactation. To gain some understanding of the nutritional requirements of various classes of cattle and begin thinking of how cattle should be grouped (sorted), consider the requirements of a first-calf heifer versus a mature cow. A 900-pound, 2-year-old heifer in the last trimester of pregnancy requires a feed that contains 59 percent TDN and 8.5 percent protein. A 1,300-pound, pregnant, mature cow in the last trimester of pregnancy requires a feed that is 52 percent TDN and 7.7 percent protein. The same heifer in the first trimester of lactation requires a feed that is 63 percent TDN and 10 percent protein. The mature cow in the first trimester of lactation requires a feed that is 55 percent TDN and 9 percent protein. In general, these reported requirements show heifers need higher quality feeds. Keeping in mind the differences in nutrient requirements of various classes of cattle and considering the number of females that fall into the various age groups, cows should be grouped in the following manner for optimal feeding.
Group 1: 2-year-old, first-calf heif-
ers. Young cows provide the greatest challenge when it comes to integrating them into the herd, providing them with nutrients, getting them to calve and rebreed. These young cows are required to continue their growth, provide fetal nutrients and maintain body condition. Group 1 has greater nutrient requirements than mature cows that are no longer growing. Generally, females in this group have not yet reached their mature size and may be smaller than other cows. These younger, smaller females are easily bullied and often lose the competition for feed and supplements.
Group 2: Old, mature cows (older
than 10) and 3-year-old heifers. Many of the older cows in this group are beginning to show some signs of mouth unsoundness and may have difficulty eating and maintaining their body condition and weight. These older, lighter cows have trouble fending for themselves when placed in a group with younger, mature cows (i.e. Group 3). The young cows in Group 2 have not yet reached their mature size and need additional nutrients to keep them on a plane to reach their full growth potential. These young cows also need adequate nutrients to continue adding condition so that they can rebreed and calve in a timely fashion. Group 2 also serves as a place to put Group 3 females that are unable to maintain condition.
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Group 3: Cows ranging from 4 to 9
years of age. This group is represented by cows that are mature in size and in adequate condition. The nutritional requirements of the members of this group are very similar. In herds with a fair bit of uniformity in cow size, there should not be too many concerns of
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cows getting pushed away from the feed within this group.
BODY CONDITION SCORING, FEED/ TEST ANALYSIS
A tool that beef producers have at their disposal to evaluate the nutritional status of the animals in their herd is body condition scoring. Body condition scores are an estimate of the amount of condition (fat) that is deposited on the body of a cow. The amount of condition on a cow is a direct reflection of her nutritional status. Body condition scoring is a management practice all beef producers should perform. Body condition scores provide the information needed to monitor nutrition (pasture, drylot, etc.) programs. The most common system used to evaluate beef cow body condition involves the use of a numerical scoring scale based on the amount of fat cover over a cow’s ribs, back, hooks, pins, and around the tail head. The numerical scale ranges from 1 to 9, with 1 representing extremely thin, physically weak cows and 9 representing extremely fat cows. When evaluating body condition, it is important for producers to make sure they are evaluating condition and not hair coat, stage of pregnancy, gut fill or muscle. Body condition scoring is a relatively easy, low-cost management practice to learn and implement. Even so, a number of beef producers may be refraining from using this tool. To gain some perspective on the level of body condition scoring implementation/use on beef operations, consider results from previous USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS) surveys. According to the 2007 NAHMS survey, only 14.3% of surveyed beef producers used body condition scoring. The top three reasons given for not implementing body condition scoring 36 LINE RIDER NOVEMBER 2021
A great deal of variation exists in the quantity and quality of nutrients required by various classes of beef cattle. Sorting beef cattle into proper feeding groups can … assure that adequate levels of nutrition are provided to all cows in the herd. were the amount of labor and time required, the difficulty and complexity of the process, and the cost. In the 2017 NAHMS survey, the percentage of beef cattle producers using body condition scoring decreased to 13.6%.
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and what is available to the animal. These test results (book values or actual laboratory analysis values) can be coupled with the nutrient requirements of various classes of cattle to create a balanced ration. Using a balanced ration allows producers to meet the animal’s needs in a more effective and efficient manner. Results from the 2017 NAHMS survey showed that only 17.1% of producers formulated a balanced ration using published feed values or feed test results. Numerous studies have shown that heifers and cows should be in good body condition at calving and weaning, and at the beginning of the breeding season, to ensure high levels of reproductive performance. Now that weaning time has passed for most beef cattle herds, body condition should be evaluated before going into winter. If some females are struggling to add or maintain body condition, they can be separated and provided some additional nutrition. Overall, the goal is to have mature cows in a body condition score of five (5) at calving and breeding, and heifers in a body condition score of six (6) at calving and breeding to ensure acceptable reproductive performance. A great deal of variation exists in the quantity and quality of nutrients required by various classes of beef cattle. Sorting beef cattle into proper feeding groups can prevent the overand under-feeding of the animals, and assure that adequate levels of nutrition are provided to all cows in the herd. Body condition scoring and feed testing are a couple of tools available to producers as they try to sort cows into feeding groups and provide proper levels of nutrition. Survey results suggest that there are plenty of producers who should implement body condition scoring as a routine management practice and use feed testing to provide balanced rations for their cattle.
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