Illinois Angus News - Jan/Feb 2019

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January/February 2019 - Illinois Beef



Apply for Angus Foundation Scholarships

3 American Angus Auxillary Elects New Leadership 6

Show Results


Show Results

8 2018 Angus Convention and Trade Show a Success




President: Garrett Lampe Vice President: Trevor Kuipers Secretary: Aaron Schafer Business Manager: Doug Turner Past President: Greg McClure

American Angus Associaton 12 Bill Farm Angus 15 Callan Farms 15 Curtin Land & Cattle 5, 15 Eathington Angus 15 Evers Livestock Farm 15 IL Angus Futurity 10 ISU Hoof N’Horn Show 14 Kieswetter Angus 15 Kramer Angus 15, BC Mickey Angus 12 MO Angus Futurity 16 Murphy’s Angus Genetics IFC, 1 Lemenager 15 Lorenzen Farms 15 Panther Creek Ranch 15 Rhodes Angus 11, 15 Select Sires IBC Sunnyhill Angus Farm 11, 15 Tree Lane Farms 13 Walnut Grove Angus 15 York Farms 4, 15

Visit the Events page at for a list of upcoming events and Angus sales this fall and winter.

Bureau County: John DeRycke Central Illinois: Luke Lemenager Illinois Valley: Annie Chaffin Lamoine Valley: Tracy Rawlings Logan County : Carla Jurgenson Northern Illinois: Paul Handsaker South Central: Richard Hurst Wabash Valley: Keith Kramer Directors At Large: Scott Anderson Greg McClure Tyler Schleich Bret Parr Alan Miller Tyler Rhode Trevor Kuipers Kevin Cassady David Jenkins Jeff Dameron Brent Henkel 2

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To place advertisements or your latest Angus news contact:

Codee Schlipf Illinois Beef Association Director of Communications 2060 West Iles Ave., Suite B Springfield, IL 62704 217-787-4280

Apply for Angus Foundation Scholarships Scholarship applications are now available for college students affiliated with the Angus breed. The Angus Foundation offers scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students each year as a way to help Angus youth achieve their education goals and offset the continually rising costs of tuition at higher education institutions. “Angus youth are certainly the future of this industry,” said Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Higher education costs continue to rise and we want to help the students get a head start, and awarding scholarships is just one way to help.” Undergraduate and Graduate Scholarships Applicants for undergraduate and graduate scholarships must have, at one time, been a member of the National Junior Angus Associationâ (NJAA) and currently be an active Junior, Regular or Life member of the American Angus Associationâ. The following documents are required to be considered for a 2019 undergraduate or graduate scholarship: the 2019 scholarship application; three letters of recommendation; copy of current high school/college/university transcript; and applicant’s Association member code. Undergraduate and graduate scholarship applications, eligibility requirements and application guidelines can be found online at Applications are due May 1, 2019. Allied Angus Breeders Scholarships The Angus Foundation will also award three $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students who use Angus genetics in a commercial cattle operation breeding program or whose parents use Angus genetics. Emphasis will be placed on applicants’ knowledge of the cattle industry and perspective of the Angus breed. Applicants or their parents/guardians must be members of the American Angus Association or have an affiliate member code. The applicants or their parents/guardians must have transferred or been transferred an Angus registration paper in the last 36 months (on or after May 1, 2016). The scholarship is applicable to any field of study. A separate application, from the general Foundation application is required for the Allied Angus Breeders Scholarship. The application can be found on the Angus Foundation website. Applicants having received or applied for Angus Foundation undergraduate scholarships using our standard general application this year or in past years, will not be considered for this scholarship. Certified Angus Beef/National Junior Angus Association Scholarship Since 1990, the NJAA has teamed up with Certified Angus Beef® (CAB) LLC to help Angus youth pursue their higher education goals. The selected applicant will receive a $1,000 scholarship. A separate application, from the Angus Foundation scholarship application, is required for the CAB/NJAA scholarship. Requirements are similar to the general Angus Foundation scholarship; more details can be found on the application. The application is available on the Angus Foundation website. “Two core areas of the Foundation’s mission are youth and education,” said Jenkins. “Our Angus and allied commercial producer youth deserve the best higher education learning environment they can experience, and these scholarship opportunities help make that possible.”

American Angus Auxiliary Elects New Leadership Four regional directors and four executive officers were elected at the 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Angus Auxiliary held Nov. 3, 2018. The meeting took place during the 2018 Angus Convention in Columbus, Ohio. “This is my eighth consecutive year as an officer, which I’m proud of,” said Cindy Ahearn, 2018-2019 Auxiliary president. “I love the comradery of the Auxiliary and supporting the youth; they are the cream of the crop. We are passionate about the breed and about the kids.” Ahearn is a Texas native and served five years as an American Angus Auxiliary regional director. She then moved on to serve as secretary-treasurer and president-elect. The new regional directors are: Carol DeMeyer, Region One; Marya Haverkamp, Region Three; Julie Conover, Region Four; and Valerie Trowbridge, Region Six. Vivian Wolf was re-elected to serve as Region Two director. Deanna Hofing of Indiana will continue to serve Region Five. The regional directors will serve a two-year term and took office immediately following the election. Past president, Leslie Mindemann of Wisconsin, will serve as advisor. Pam Velisek joins the officer team as secretary-treasurer. Gina Hope of Virginia has moved to president-elect. The American Angus Auxiliary works with the American Angus Associationâ and the National Junior Angus Association to promote youth, education and the Angus breed.

January/February 2019 - Illinois Beef



Illinois Beef - January/February 2019


COMPLETE U LAND & CATTLE DISPERSAL March 7, 2019 at the farm, Blue Mound, Illinois Equipment sells at 9 a.m. • Cattle sell at 12:30 p.m.

- Selling •80 Fall Pairs • 33 Fall Bred Heifers • 27 Spring Bred Heifers/Pairs • 73 Spring-Bred Cows/Pairs • 25 Yearling Heifer Calves • 20 Fall 18-month-old Bulls • 7 Herd Bulls Calves are by the leading Angus sires!


131 Robin Ct. Howell, MI 48855 517-546-6374


1942 East 2400 North Road Blue Mound, IL 62513 T.J. CURTIN • 217-825-3005 FRED CURTIN • 217-827-2958

Sale books sent on request - Please contact Cotton & Associates • or 517-546-6374

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Show Results 2018 American Royal Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show Kansas City, Mo. | October 27 | Todd Herman, Ohio

Intermediate Champion Heifer Mary Bendlage, Niota, Ill.

2018 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Junior Angus Show Louisville, Ky. | November 11 | Mike McGuire, Ala.

Owned Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion Morgan Hutchins, Charleston, Ill.


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Owned Reserve Early Junior Champion Heifer Ella Brooks, Prophetstown, Ill.

Show Results 2018 North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) Super Point Roll of Vistory (ROV) Angus Show Louisville, Ky. | November 12 | Shane Bedwell, Mo.

Grand Champion Female

Late Senior Heifer Calf Champion

Roll of Victory (ROV) Sire of the Year

Roll of Victory (ROV) Cow-Calf Pair of the Year

Roll of Victory (ROV) Intermediate Champion Heifer of the Year

Roll of Victory (ROV) Reserver Sire of the Year

Ella Brooks, Prophetstown, Ill.

Morgan Hutchins, Charleston, Ill.

Prairie View Farms, Gridley, Ill. ; Express Angus Ranches, Yukon, Okla.

Anne Dameron, Towanda, Ill.

Brady Schnelton, Rockbridge, Ill.

Silveira Bros., Firebaugh, Calif.; JS Cattle Venture, Niota, Ill.; Cattle Vision LCC, Clark, Mo. January/February 2019 - Illinois Beef


2018 Angus Convention and Trade Show a Success The 2018 Angus Convention and Trade Show drew in a crowd of nearly 2,000 cattle producers, industry professionals and Angus breeders. The American Angus Association® celebrated a year full of progress and innovation at the three-day event. “We are very pleased to have celebrated another great year at the American Angus Association, culminating in another successful Angus Convention,” said Allen Moczygemba, Association CEO. “We connected with numerous members, partners and friends and had the opportunity to show significant progress on the Long-Range Strategic Plan.” The convention commenced on Friday, Nov. 2 with the National Angus Tour, hosted by the Ohio Angus Association. The first stop on the tour was Claylick Run Farm in Newark, Ohio. At the farm, a representative from Select Sires Inc. spoke to participants about the benefits to an artificial insemination program and how bull studs owned by the company are cared for. Additionally, cattle from Ohio and West Virginia were on display for attendees to view, and producers were able to network with fellow tour attendees from around the country. The second stop on the tour was the Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) headquarters in Wooster, Ohio. Visitors enjoyed a hearty Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand lunch and heard from President John Stika and founding president Mick Colvin. After lunch, participants were free to tour the CAB campus, and Chef Tony Biggs demonstrated proper cooking techniques to attendees at the Culinary Center. Friday evening, a year of generous giving was commemorated at the Angus Foundation Supporter Recognition Event as several individuals and families were recognized for their continued investment in the Angus breed. In addition to an impressive gross of $36,000 by the live auction, two generous donations were made that evening – one outright unrestricted cash gift of $40,000 and an $80,000 gift to the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) Endowment Fund. The 2018 Angus Convention was a true educational experience. Attendees had the opportunity to attend workshops and demonstrations at the fourth-annual Angus Genomics Symposium, sponsored by Neogen GeneSeek. Keynote speakers for the event included Dr. Spencer Wells, geneticist, anthropologist and former explorer-in-residence at the National Geographic Society and Mark McCully, Certified Angus Beef LLC vice president of production. The fifth-annual Angus University, sponsored by Merck Animal Health encompassed a diverse set of breakout sessions from genetic advancement to marketing practices, as well as inspiring presentations from U.S. Special Forces Green Beret Commander Mark Nutsch and Cameron Bruett, corporate affairs and sustainability, JBS USA. This year marked the first-ever Angus Convention Meat Judging Contest, hosted by the Ohio State University and CAB. The contest had three divisions – youth, young adult and adult. Winners of each division took home a $650 Greeley Hat Works gift card. Cole Walenciak took home high honors in the youth division and Susan Schlosnagle won the adult division. Ohio native Ellie Kidwell won the young adult division and was named overall champion. Convention attendees entered the Grand Prize Giveaway contest to win a Priefert and Tru-Test complete cattle handling system and a John Deere XUV835M Gator Crossover utility vehicle. Barry Endy of Canonsburg, Pennsylvania, took home the cattle handling system. Sidman, Pennsylvania, native Theresa Neff was the lucky winner of the John Deere Gator Crossover utility vehicle. Following the giveaway drawing, two-time TNN/Music City News Entertainer of the Year Neal McCoy brought his renowned stage presence to Columbus to provide convention-goers live entertainment. The highly anticipated Awards Recognition Breakfast on Monday, Nov. 5 highlighted some of the Association’s best and brightest. Award winners and new Auxiliary president were announced: •

American Angus Auxiliary 2019 president: Cindy Ahearn, Texas

ROV Show Heifer of the Year: EXAR Princess 6680, owned by Carter Ward, Missouri • ROV Show Bull of the Year: SCC Tradition of 24, owned by Cade Stertzbach, Ohio; David Smith, Colorado; and Massie Creek Cattle, Ohio

ROV Breeder of the Year: Express Ranches, Oklahoma

Angus Value Discovery Contest • Grand Champion Pen: Boyer Brothers Angus Farm, Missouri • Reserve Grand Champion Pen: Georg Farms, LLC, Kansas

Heritage Angus Foundation Inductees: • Keith Arntzen, Montana • Evelyn Edmunds, South Carolina • Mark Gardiner, Kansas


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• Donna Holmes, Missouri • Lowell Minert, posthumously, Nebraska •

Century Award: Woods Angus – Rains Angus and McKean Brothers, Pennsylvania

NJAA Angus Ambassador: Cale Hinrichsen, Kansas

Miss American Angus: Madison Weaver, Pennsylvania

The 135th Annual Convention of Delegates transpired immediately following the Awards Recognition Breakfast where five directors and two new officers were elected to the Association’s board of directors. Additionally, the new treasurer was announced. The directors and officers are: •

Board of directors: • Jim Brinkley, Missouri • James Coffey, Kentucky • Chuck Grove, Virginia • Mike McCravy, Georgia • Mick Varilek, South Dakota

President and chairman of the board: John Pfeiffer, Jr., Oklahoma

Vice president and vice chairman of the board: Don Schiefelbein, Minnesota

Treasurer: David Dal Porto, California

The 2018 Angus Convention wouldn’t be possible without the support of our generous sponsors. Thank you to Merck Animal Health, Boehringer Ingelheim, Neogen GeneSeek and all other sponsors for helping make the Angus Convention a success again this year. The 2019 National Angus Convention and Trade Show is heading west to Reno, Nevada. Registration and lodging reservations open July 1, 2019.

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Friday, February 22 Show 9 am – Upper Arena of Illinois State Fairgrounds 2 pm - Annual Meeting – Social Hour 5:30 pm 6:30 pm – Annual Banquet All three held at the Northfield Inn and Suites in Springfield, IL Saturday,

February 23

Noon - Sale Begins at the Illinois State Fairgrounds

Sale Chairman: Lee Stremsterfer (217) 741-4029

Call (816) 532-0811 For Your Free Reference Sale Booklet

For your free reference sale booklet, contact anyone in the office of the Sale Managers, TOM BURKE, KURT SCHAFF, JEREMY HAAG, AMERICAN ANGUS HALL OF FAME at the WORLD ANGUS HEADQUARTERS, Box 660, Smithville, MO 64089 • Phone 816/532-0811 • Fax 816/532-0851 • email: •


Illinois Beef - January/February 2019

January/February 2019 - Illinois Beef



Illinois Beef - January/February 2019

January/February 2019 - Illinois Beef



Redbird Rumble MARCH 8-9TH

Interstate Center • BLOOMINGTON, IL

TWO RINGS.TWO JUDGES. $1000 Grand Overalls $750 Reserve Grand Overalls $500 Thirds, $250 Fourths, $100 Fifths

All Exhibitors Eligible For Prizes Drawn Throughout The Day!! Schedule

Friday, March 8th check-in (heifers & steers)......... 5:00-8:00pm (all heifers must be checked in on friday)

Saturday, March 9th check-in (steers)............................ 7:00-9:00am show begins...................................... 9:00am show order: heifers (starting with angus) followed by steers

show contacts

Jacob Donohoe (319-430-5309)

Kelsey Richie (815-546-6430)


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Bill Farm Angus Marvin Kramer

1037 N. 2850 St. Farina, IL 62838 Cell: 618-267-3884

340 Valley View Circle Dahinda, IL 61428 (309) 337-5196 The new home for SAV Emblynette 4603! Owned with Pasture View Angus

Carl & Janet Evers 22198 Little Indian Rd. Virginia, IL 62691


LARRY RHODES 217-473-5868 cell 217-854-5200 office

9350 Rte 108, Carlinville, IL 62626

Lorenzen Farms Chrisman, IL Adam Harms, Herdsman 217-369-3609 Steve Lorenzen: 217-822-2803

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Show – Saturday, February 23, 2019 • 9:30 am Annual Meeting – Saturday • 3 pm Annual Banquet & Advertising Auction – Saturday • 6 pm – Courtyard by Marriott Sale – Sunday, February 24, 2019 • 11 am Lot 22 Lot 32

Selling 88 Lots

Show Heifer Prospects, Foundation Females, Embryos and Herd Sires

Superior f O ll u F d e k c ta S s! Angus Genetic

CRF Proven Queen 894F Meyer Erica 813

Lot 79

Lot 47

Lot 17

Birks Weigh Up 706 B&M Missy 718 Hunters Peg 826

Lot 48

Lot 54

Lot 26

Clearwater Queen 7365 Hat Creek Forever Lady E801 WAF Ella 804

Lot 58

Lot 50

Dam of Lot 62

BAR Forever Lady 7208-1682 Valley Oaks Rita 7051 Byergo Clover 150

Lot 55

Lot 21

Lot 86

FB5K Princess 7004 WRR Lady Princess 810 TCCC First Man 3247


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For more information contact: Julie Conover, Missouri Angus Association 734-260-8635


7AN463 | TEX PLAYBOOK 5437 | 18414912 | Payweight x Complete 1P55 PLAYBOOK calves have risen to the top of calf crops across the country. They are deep-bodied, structurally correct cattle with exceptional eye appeal and performance. EPD Acc % Rank

CE 12 .78 10

BW 0 .93 25

WW 59 .90 30

YW 104 .67 30

DOC HP 35 10.7 .51 .25 1

CW MARB REA $W $B 48 .65 .46 75.85 140.50 .51 .44 .46 25 30 3 30

Growth Fund

7AN528 | DEER VALLEY GROWTH FUND | 18827828 | Payweight x WEIGH UP GROWTH FUND offers a pedigree portfolio built from blue chippers and phenotype with high ratings, expect his yield to be a positive return for those who wisely invest in his genetic offering. EPD Acc % Rank

CE 8 .36

BW 1.7 .56

WW 99 .49 1

YW 174 .44 1

DOC HP 32 10.3 .38 .27 2

CW MARB REA $W $B 91 .67 .67 97.45 196.06 .44 .40 .40 1 30 30 1 1


14AN461 | JINDRA ACCLAIM | 17972810 | 3rd Dimension x Impression An outcross to most Angus pedigrees, ACCLAIM is a free-moving, long-bodied, larger-framed bull with elite growth. EPD Acc % Rank

CE 13 .73 10

BW 0.5 .91

WW 80 .87 2

YW 161 .79 1

DOC HP 30 16.3 .65 .18 3 3

CW MARB REA $W $B 77 .69 .69 67.71 216.18 .53 .48 .47 1 25 20 10 1

Big Timber

7SM93 | KOCH BIG TIMBER 685D | 3133113 | Yellowstone x Lucky Boy PB SM | Homo. Black / Homo. Polled Backed by a powerful, young cow family, BIG TIMBER offers a unique calving ease pedigree that can be used on several popular bloodlines. CE EPD 20.1 Acc .59 % Rank 1

BW -3.9 .75 1

WW 80.1 .66 10

YW MILK STAY DOC 117 22.8 20.6 5.6 .63 .47 .28 .34 15 10

CW MARB REA API TI 22.9 .29 .75 171.9 90.2 .48 .46 .47 5 1 1 EPDs as of 12/7/18

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