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Voice of the Nevada Livestock Industry

Volume XXXV, #12 

INSIDE ✧ Nevada Cattlemen’s Convention Preview pages 1 – 5 ✧ Calendar page 2 ✧ Market Reports pages 8-9 ✧ Nevada News pages 11, 14 ✧ Industry News page 13 ✧ Beef Council Checkoff page 15 ✧ Drought Workshops page 16 ✧

October 2012 

Published monthly for its membership

Dust off your boots

and join us for our 77th Annual Convention and Trade Show! It’s that time of year again…. Mark your calendars for our 77th Annual Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Joint Convention and Trade Show to be held November 14-16, 2012 in Winnemucca, NV! As NCA members around the state gather in Winnemucca, we will celebrate a lifetime of traditions, th revise and review policies, and take a chance to enjoy our friends and neighand bors. You may have read a little bit about our upcoming convention as you’ve sat down to read this month’s Nevada Rancher. Our convention theme is “Committed to Defending Our Legacy as True Stewards of the Range”. Now, as we decided on this theme, it was important to NCA that we choose a topic that supports so much of what we do in Nevada. As a state that is almost 90% public lands, EVERY PRESIDENT has spent much of their term defending our heritage and fighting to ranch on public lands. You’ve read those articles from current NCA President JJ Goicoechea, as he meets with agencies and we continue to drudge on as envirogroups set standards that determine our fate. You’ve read those articles from past NCA President and past Public Lands Council President John Falen as he served his term for NCA and still continues to serve and defend multiple uses of public lands. As we have been preparing for convention, we have found articles from past presidents and officers and we’re still fighting the same fights we have been. But, one thing holds true, as we became an Association in 1935, we have and will continue to be committed to defending our legacy, as true stewards of the range. This past month brought our Public Lands Council (PLC) Annual Meeting, held in Winnemucca, NV. I must say, congratulations to retiring PLC President John Falen and the PLC staff for putting together a great meeting!! The meeting was an impressive mix of agency leadership, range consultants and fellow representatives of the public lands industry. Mrs. Amy Leuders, NV BLM State Director, presented the BLM Stewardship Award. We heard from a panel of representatives

on encouraging involvement in coordination and/ or cooperating agency status with agencies. As we have had a large impact from wildfire, which will eventually be invasive species if not managed properly, PLC featured a discussion and presentations from academia and range consultants on grazing of invasive species. As stated from our PLC Executive Director Dustin Van Liew, “The caretakers of this land, which are ranch families, must be included in the decision-making process to achieve the best results for the land, wildlife and the future of these family ranching operations,” Van Liew said. “No one knows better than ranchers and local agency range staff about the rangeland needs. On the same token, no one knows better than local elected officials what their communities require. The effort on the parts of ranchers and local officials to properly manage the federal range is stronger than ever. It’s very encouraging.” As we plan for this year’s convention, we see the importance of setting our members up to be great stewards and encourage involvement in the decision-making process. With continued interest in understanding your property rights and defending those rights, we are hosting a seminar featuring Angus McIntosh in which members will learn the history of property rights in Nevada and the application of property law. As sage grouse has been a large topic of discussion at dinner tables across the state, we will hear from Bob Budd and representatives of Nevada Department of Conservation and Natural Resources on implementation and landowner involvement of the Nevada sage grouse plan. But, of course, all work and no play would not be true to our heritage. Not only do we have some great daytime events to attend, but we also have a great band planned for our Western Fun Night. And, on our last evening in Winnemucca, we will host our annual Awards Banquet and truly have the chance to thank those who have worked hard to defend our legacy. So, let’s get down to business and enjoy some good ole’ fashion fun at our annual convention!

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Membership Update We would like to thank the following people for joining or renewing their membership with Nevada Cattlemen’s Association between Aug. 24 and Sep. 23, 2012. (New members are in bold.)

• B S Ranch, Wade & Cara Small • Salt Creek Industries, Kelly Peile • Shaw Cattle Company, Cleo Shaw • Sweet Pro Livestock Supplements, Ron Morgenthaler • USDA NRCS, Liz Warner • Frank Wheeler

Calendar November 8-10 Nevada Farm Bureau Federation Annual Meeting Carson City, Nevada

November 14-16 Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention and Trade Show Winnemucca, Nevada Winnemucca Convention Center

January 7-11, 2013 Cattlemen’s Update February 16, 2013 NCA Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale Fallon, Nevada

For more information on an event, please contact the NCA office.

Official Publication of the

Nevada Cattlemen’s Association wwnevadacattlemen.org

All are welcome at Dr. Angus McIntosh’s Property Rights Seminar! Angus McIntosh completed his Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) dissertation entitled “Property Rights on Western Ranches: Federal Rangeland Policy and Model for Valuation” at New Mexico State University in 2002. Dr. McIntosh used the Pine Creek Ranch in Nye County, Nevada for his primary research subject. Now residing in Colorado, Dr. McIntosh, as a matter of personal commitment, conducts seminars and serves as an expert witness regarding property rights and real estate valuation. As federal lands cover most of our state, it is important to understand your rights and property value. Please join Dr. McIntosh as he educates our industry on the history of property rights and provides hands-on examples of defending your rights.

Additional Featured Speakers: • Ashley McDonald, Deputy Environmental Council, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association

December 1 Entries close for NCA Fallon All Breeds Bull Sale

P.O. Box 310, Elko, NV 89803‑310

Highlights & Features

775‑738‑9214

nca@nevadabeef.org

J.J. Goicoechea President

Ron Torell President-Elect

Jon Griggs 1st Vice Pres.

Sam Mori 2nd Vice Pres.

• Tim Rubald, Program Manager, NV Dept. of Conservation and Natural Resources, Conservation Districts Program • And Cowboy Poet Leon Flick

Take the opportunity to enjoy your friends and neighbors at our Western Fun Night and Awards Banquet! Some good ole’ fashion fun always includes swinging around the dance floor! True to our heritage, the Muddy Boots Band provides some tunes from now and yesterday. Wrap up your time in Winnemucca with our annual Awards Banquet. With good food and good friends, we will reflect on those who have served our industry well in the past year and present the Cattleman of the Year Award, President’s Award, Teacher of the Year Award, and the 100,000-Mile Award!

Check out our great line-up of vendors at our Trade Show! Just a few highlights… • Nevada Beef Council is sponsoring a Beef and Wine Day to be held at the Trade Show. • Visit all our vendors and be entered in a drawing for an iPad or a gift certificate for Tips Western Wear.


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CONVENTION Trade Show and

November 14-16, 2012

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Winnemucca Convention Center

Platinum Sponsor

Pfizer Animal Health

GOLD Sponsor

Silver Sponsor

Exhibitors Nevada State Bank - Booth #1 Allflex USA - Booth #3 Cooperative Extension - Booth #4 USDA-NRCS – Booth #5 Integrated Biological Systems, Inc. - Booth #6 USDA-NASS - Booth #7 Moly Mfg.,Inc./SILENCER - Booth #8 Giant Rubber Water Tanks - Booth #9 Cargill Beef – Booth #10 Nevada Section SRM - Booth # 11 Sweet Pro Livestock Supply – Booth #12

Western Stockmen’s/Simplot Custom Feeding - Booth $14 USDA APHIS WS - Booth #15 Callicrate Banders – Booth #17 Kirby Mfg., Inc. - #18 Pinenut Livestock Supply – Booth #19

Boehringer-Ingelheim Animal Health Booth #23 American Angus Association - Booth #24 Pfizer Animal Health - Booth #25 NV Energy – Booth #26 Wells Fargo Bank N.A. - Booth #27 Western Feed Supplements - Booth #28

American AgCredit, ACA – Booth #20

Intermountain Farmers Association – Booth #29

Pro Group Management – Booth #21

Shaw Cattle Co. – Booth #30

Priefert - Booth #22

HiQual Livestock Equipment – Booth # 31-32 Salt Creek Industries – Booth #34

Comstock Insurance Agency - Booth #13

Thank You To our Dedicated Supporters who have Committed to this year’s Annual Nevada Cattlemen’s Convention!

Hope to see you there!


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Tentative

Schedule

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (WH) Sonoma Room

Nevada Land Action Association

8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (WH) Sonoma Room

Nevada Rangeland Resources Commission Meeting

6:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (WH) Sonoma Room

Central Grazing Committee

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (WH) Pine Forest Room

NCWA Board of Directors Lunch

11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. (WH) WMCA Mtn. & Mt. Tobin Room

NCA Board of Directors Lunch

12:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. (EH) Main Floor

Tradeshow Open to Public

12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (EH) Main Floor Lounge

Silent Auction

ACCOMMODATIONS Hotel Blocks reserved for Convention Room rates are only reserved at this rate until October 25, 2012. Request the rate for Nevada Cattlemen’s Association to receive specified rate. Rates are for a 3 night reservation. Please be advised, reservations made after this date are subject to different rates. Best Western Gold Country Inn (775-623-6999): $104.99/night Holiday Inn Express (775-625-3100): $99.99/night Red Lion Winnemucca Inn (775-623-2565): $89.99/night

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. (EH) Main Floor

Tradeshow Break

2:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (WH) WMCA Mtn. & Mt. Tobin Room

Public Lands Committee

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (WH) WMCA Mtn. & Mt. Tobin Room

Private Lands Committee

FALLON Livestock Exchange, Inc. SALE EVERY TUESDAY AT 11:00 A.M.

Selling All Classes of Livestock

Cattle • Horses • Goats • Pigs Fallon Livestock Exchange, Inc., has the newest and most modern livestock auction in Nevada with ringscales. Our steel pens are clean, with fresh deep well water (no city water!) and we feed fresh alfalfa hay in each pen!

Where we sort, size, and class your livestock so buyers will pay the Top of the Market that day! For more marketing information, or to CONSIGN our livestock, call MONTE BRUCK, Manager at (775) 867-2020

Where Fallon Livestock Exchange Works For You… “The Consignor” Each and Every Day!

See you and your friends at Ringside every Tuesday!


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6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. (EH) Main Floor

Trade Show Reception

7:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. (WH) WMCA Mtn. & Mt. Tobin Room

Fallon Bull Sale Committee Meeting

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012, continued 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EH) Main Floor

Tradeshow Reception

7:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m. (EH) Comstock Room

Western Fun Night

Friday, November 16, 2012 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (EH) Comstock Room

Inspirational Breakfast

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EH) Main Floor

Registration Open

8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EH) Main Floor

Trade Show Open

NVCW Breakfast

8:00a.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EH) Main Floor Lounge

Silent Auction

NVWG Breakfast

Tradeshow Break

8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (EH) Main Floor

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. (EH) Main Floor

Tradeshow Open to Public

Final Session

8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EH) Main Floor Lounge

10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. (EH) Comstock Room

Silent Auction

Nevada Beef Council Joint Lunch

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. (EH) Main Floor

12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. (EH) Comstock Room

Tradeshow Break

Angus McIntosh Presentation

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. (WH) WMCA Mtn. & Mt. Tobin Room

1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EH) Comstock Room

Research and Education Committee

6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EH) Comstock Room

Banquet Cocktail Hour

9:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (WH) Pine Forest Room

NVCW Business Meeting

7:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. (EH) Comstock Room

NCA Awards Banquet

10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. (WH) WMCA Mtn. & Mt. Tobin Room

Animal Health and Livestock Issues Committee

11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. (WH) WMCA Mtn. & Mt. Tobin Room

Cattlemen’s College and Lunch

2:45 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (EH) Main Floor

Tradeshow Break

3:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. (EH) Comstock Room

Opening General Session

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (WH) Sonoma Room

Taxation Committee

6:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. (EH) Main Floor

Registration Open

7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. (WH) WMCA Mtn. & Mt. Tobin Room

Ranchers Breakfast

7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (WH) Pine Forest Room 7:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. (WH) Jackson Mtn. Room

5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. (WH) Jackson Mtn. Room

NEWMONT

TM

NORTH AMERICA

“Let’s meet and have breakfast, neighbors!”

Range Open Space Meeting

Keep Current and Join the Conversation Follow the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association on Facebook

Thursday, November 15th 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. During the NV Cattlemen’s Convention at the Winnemucca Convention Center. This is a great opportunity to address any concerns, ask any questions, or just get to know the folks from Newmont Mining Corporation. www.newmont.com

CONVENTION

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Now is the time! to sign up for Farm Bill conservation programs . . .

Eligible farmers and ranchers may receive USDA payments for: Grazing Management Practices Irrigation Improvement Practices Wildlife Habitat Improvement Practices Soil Health Improvement Practices Water Quality Improvement Practices

Sign Up by Nov. 16 NRCS provides free, voluntary technical and financial assistance to eligible agricultural producers. Sign up at your local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service office:

www.nv.nrcs.usda.gov

NEVADA ASSOCIATION OF CONSERVATION DISTRICTS ANNUAL MEETING Oct. 22-23, 2012 l Winnmeucca

For more information, contact Patsy Tomera, NvACD President, at (775) 754-2333, or Liz Warner, Natural Resources Conservation Service, at (775) 857-8500 x 105 or liz.warner@nv.usda.gov.

October 2012

NRCS WANTS LOCAL INPUT ON CONSERVATION PROGRAMS AT STATE TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING

October 22 l 1:00 pm

Videoconference Site Locations • Battle Mountain—Cooperative Extension, 815 N. Second Street, 89820-2326 • Caliente—Cooperative Extension, 360 Lincoln Street, 89008-0728 • Carson City—Western Nevada College, Reynolds Building, Room 102, 2201 West College Parkway, 89703 • Elko—University of Nevada School of Medicine GRIS 25 • Ely—Cooperative Extension, 995 Campton Street, 89301-0210 • Eureka—Cooperative Extension, 701 S. Main Street, Annex Building, 89316-0613 • Fallon— University of Nevada School of Medicine CCCH Lake Room • Las Vegas—CSN Cheyenne 2647B • Lovelock – University of Nevada School of Medicine PGH • Sparks - Nevada Farm Bureau 2165 Green Vista Dr. #205, 89431 • Tonopah—Cooperative Extension, #1 Frankie St., Old Courthouse, 89049-0231 • Winnemucca—Cooperative Extension, 1085 Fairgrounds Road, 889445-2927 (host site) • Yerington— University of Nevada School of Medicine SLMC For more information, call your local NRCS field office or the state office at (775) 857-8500 x 105.

ATTENTION HISPANIC AND WOMEN FARMERS AND RANCHERS

If you, or someone you know, believe the US Department of Agriculture improperly denied you farm loan benefits between 1981 and 2000 because you are Hispanic or female, you may be eligible to apply for compensation. Claims must be filed between September 24, 2012 and March 25, 2013 to be considered for cash payment or loan forgiveness. If you think you might be eligible to file a claim, please access the Farmer and Rancher Call Center or Website:

1-888-508-4429

www.farmerclaims.gov


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Upcoming Sales FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12TH Cottonwood, CA Bidding Line: 530-347-7830

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 2ND Cottonwood, CA Consignment Deadline: Thursday, October 25th

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 4TH Silver Legacy, Reno, NV

WATCH & LISTEN TO THE SALE ON THE WEB AT:

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Shasta Livestock (530) 347-3793 September 14, 2012

Nevada Livestock Marketing September 12, 2012

Kevin Devine E-mail-wvm@wvmcattle.com Website-www.wvmcattle.com

Regular Butcher Cow and Feeder Sale

Weight/Type

Steer/Bull Price

Heifer/Cow Price

#Head

Type

Weight

Price CWT

Humphrey Family Trust

Seller

17

STR

433

$169.00

Raul Santos

2

STR

555

$143.50

Jay Gandolfo

1

STR

525

$137.50

Anthony Perchetti

7

STR

376

$120.00

Toni Schwin

2

STR

458

$108.00

Donald & Kimberly Quintero

1

HFR

205

$172.50

Humphrey Family Trust

10

HFR

317

$163.50

Glorene Guerrero

3

HFR

402

$135.00

Raul Santos

3

HFR

563

$124.50

2

HFRTT

965

$88.50 $75.00

300-400 lb.

xxx-xxx

xxx-xxx

400-450 lb.

xxx-xxx

xxx-xxx

450-500 lb.

xxx-xxx

120.00-134.00

500-550 lb.

135.00-163.00 (few)

118.00-134.00

550-600 lb.

xxx-xxx

115.00-132.00

600-650 lb.

121.00-136.00

114.00-124.00

650-700 lb.

115.00-133.75

112.00-124.50

700-750 lb.

119.50-135.00

110.00-120.00

750-800 lb.

xxx-xxx

105.00-119.50

800-900 lb.

115.00-130.60

xxx-xxx

Bartell Ranch LLC

Breaker Cows

65.00-70.00

Bartell Ranch LLC

1

COW

750

Boner Cows

60.00-64.00

Bartell Ranch LLC

1

COW

920

$75.00

50.00-59.00

Luke Lancaster

1

HFRTT

835

$86.50

Cutter Cows Bulls 1 & 2 High Dress

65.00-82.00 Pairs: No test. Calvy Cows: No test.

Fallon Livestock Exchange, Inc. (775) 867-2020 September 4, 2012 Sale Every Tuesday 11:00 am Weight/Type

Luke Lancaster

1

COW

1150

$65.00

Luke Lancaster

1

COW

1260

$64.25

Grass Valley Ranch

1

COW

1075

$77.50

Grass Valley Ranch

1

COW

1090

$76.50

Grass Valley Ranch

1

COW

1295

$74.25

Margie Burbank

1

COW

1240

$76.25

Margie Burbank

1

COW

1355

$74.50

Grace McErquiaga

1

COW

1425

$75.50

Grace McErquiaga

1

COW

1430

$75.00

Harold Rother Farms Inc

1

COW

1250

$75.50

Harold Rother Farms Inc

1

COW

1485

$75.00

2

COW

1493

$75.25 $72.00

Steer/Bull Price

Heifer/Cow Price

300-400

162.50-179.00

131.75-160.00

400-500

160.00-198.50

156.00-172.00

500-600

165.00-200.00

135.00-169.00

600-700

140.00-160.00

120.00-152.00

Shari Floyd

1

COW

1325

700-800

132.00-150.00

105.00-130.00

Shari Floyd

800 & Over

107.00-125.00

106.00-127.50

Mark Hendrix

1

COW

1530

$75.00

Breaker Cows - Fat

65.00-72.00

Mark Hendrix

1

COW

1325

$73.00

Boner Cows - Medium

72.50-83.00

Mark Hendrix

1

COW

1730

$64.00

Cutter Cows - Lean

56.00-68.00

Ted DeBraga

1

COW

1535

$74.50

Feeder Cows

65.00-75.00

William, Cody, Billy Gandolfo

1

COW

1015

$71.00 $70.00

Butcher Bulls

72.00-83.00

Laura Shepard

1

COW

1215

Cutting Bulls

80.00-95.00

Marissa Julian

1

COW

1145

$68.75

Donald & Kimberly Quintero

1

COW

785

$65.00

Superior Livestock Auction Region 1-ID, OR, CA, NV September 7, 2012 Cattle Type Steers

Heifers

Website-www.superiorlivestock.com Weight Range Price 450-450 184.00-184.00

Donald & Kimberly Quintero

1

COW

855

$63.50

Tommy Lee Livestock

1

COW

1000

$65.00

Tory Pomi

1

COW

1395

$60.50

Lucella Glazier

1

COW

940

$59.50

1

COW

970

$59.50 $58.00

510-510

172.00-172.00

Lucella Glazier

580-585

153.00-156.00

William & Billy Gandolfo

1

COW

1005

650-675

147.00-155.00

Harvey Glazier Dunn

1

COW

715

$57.00

700-700

150.50-150.50

Desert Hills Dairy

1

HFRTT

1145

$72.00

765-780

136.00-147.00

810-810

137.00-137.00

Desert Hills Dairy

1

COW

1195

$71.00

Desert Hills Dairy

1

COW

1635

$68.00

Frade Ranch

1

COW

1670

$72.00

860-860

132.00-132.00

425-425

165.00-165.00

460-480

150.00-162.00

550-575

134.00-143.00

655-655

141.50-141.50

765-765

129.00-129.00

Perazzo Brothers

1

COW

1425

$70.00

Perazzo Brothers

1

COW

1690

$70.00

Perazzo Brothers

1

COW

1550

$69.00

Lori Johnson

1

COW

1585

$67.75


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Regular Butcher Cow and Feeder Sale Seller

Type

Weight

Price CWT

1

COW

1305

$55.00

Sandhill Dairy

1

COW

1595

$54.00

Jessie Rose Dairy

1

COW

1580

$53.00

JJJ Bucking Bull

1

BULL

995

$85.50

JJJ Bucking Bull

1

BULL

1095

$84.50

James & Joseph Clark

1

BULL

915

$84.50

James & Joseph Clark

1

BULL

975

$84.00 $84.50

Joseph & James Clark

1

BULL

1020

Joseph & James Clark

1

BULL

1615

$71.00

Grace McErquiaga

1

BULL

2020

$84.25

Grace McErquiaga

1

BULL

2335

$83.50

Tory Pomi

1

BULL

2090

$84.25

Jay Gandolfo

1

BULL

1475

$84.00

Jay Gandolfo

1

BULL

1795

$81.00

Shari Floyd

1

BULL

1360

$83.75

William, Cody, Billy Gandolfo

1

BULL

1730

$83.25

William, Cody, Billy Gandolfo

1

BULL

1285

$82.75

Harold Rother Farms Inc

1

BULL

1445

$82.00

Harold Rother Farms Inc

1

BULL

1900

$81.25

Hendrix Ranch

1

BULL

1265

$81.00

Lyle Debraga

1

BULL

1975

$80.00

Oasis Dairy LLC

1

BULL

985

$79.50

Bently Agrodynamics

1

BULL

1780

$70.00

Humphrey Family Trust

1

BULL

1710

$70.00

Frade Ranch

1

BULL

2105

$80.50

Oasis Dairy LLC

1

BULL

800

$75.00

2213 North Fifth Street, Suite A Elko, NV 89801-2458 775-738-8811 or 800-343-0077 Fax 775-738-0189 www.edwardjones.com

JASON B. LAND

Financial Advisor - AAMS

L.F. “SONNY” DAVIDSON Financial Advisor - AAMS

North of Elko 10,706 deeded acres plus a BLM permit (29% PL) for 691 aum’s. The aum’s are currently permitted to sheep and it would take an EA in order to convert to cows. Includes 50% of the mineral rights on most of the deeded lands. Price: $1,393,080. For an irrigated base buy another 650 acre parcel on the Humboldt River with over 300 acres of surface water rights priced at $1,200,000. Borders Port of Elko between Osino and Ryndon exits East of Elko.

Bottari & Associates Realty Paul Bottari, Broker 775-752-3040

DIRT (ISN’T) CHEAP

Western Video Market — Price Report September 10, 2012 CONSIGNOR DAREN JENSON

HEAD COUNT 110 Weaned Steers

WT 450

PRICE $193.50

MORMAN RANCH

93 Weaned Steers

525

$180.00

MORMAN RANCH

105 Weaned Heifers

470

$162.00

MARTIN BUNYARD

66 Steers

740

$136.00

JHC LAND & CATTLE LLC.

120 Steers

815

$131.00

STAR CREEK RANCH 64 Weaned Heifers

790

$140.00

CRAIG & JEAN SPRATLING

835

$124.00

107 Open Heifers

Raising Registered Herefords since 1979 with the commercial herd in mind. TOP PERFORMANCE BULLS AT CATTLEMEN’S PRICES!

Austin and Fallon lee@hutchensherefords.com

(775) 427-8199 www.hutchensherefords.com

Contact us about a leasing program tailored to your needs. Call 800.800.4865 today or visit AgLoan.com

RENO (775) 825-7282 ELKO (775) 738-8496 FALLON (775) 423-3136

REPORTS

#Head

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MARKET

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John Hays Agricultural Banking Specialist 775.525.6744

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Requirements for bulls being sold in Nevada: • All breeding bulls 12 months and older coming into the state or being offered for sale in Nevada must have a “Trich” test within the last 60 days. • If the bull comes from an infected herd 3 negative ’InPouch’ tests performed at least one week apart or one Real time PCR are required. • Nevada accepts bulls bearing tags issued through an official “Trich” program in neighboring states if accompanied with a negative test chart issued within the last 60 days. • All bulls have to be retested before sale if they have been exposed to females between the last test and the day of the sale. • All tested bulls have to be marked with an official “Trich” ear tag in their right ear. • The following bulls are exempt from testing: ◦◦ Bulls moving directly to slaughter or into a qualified feedlot. ◦◦ Feeder bulls (no grazing or exposure to females). ◦◦ Rodeo and exhibition bulls (no sale, grazing or exposure to females). • All positive bulls are under hold order by the state and can only be sold into slaughter channels. All breeding bulls offered for sale at a stockyard in Nevada have to be accompanied by an official test form as proof of

a negative test! Untested bulls may be offered for sale at a stockyard only for slaughter! Requirements for sexually intact female cattle and bison being sold in Nevada: • All female cattle and bison 12 months and older must be officially calf hood vaccinated with a legible ear tattoo and an orange tag as evidence of official calf hood vaccination (OCV). • All sexually intact weaned heifer calves have to be officially calf hood vaccinated if they are 4 months or older. • Adult/mature vaccinates are not allowed in Nevada. • All non vaccinates, adult and mature vaccinates are only allowed to be sold for slaughter. • All dairy heifers 6 months and older must have a negative TB test within the last 30 days. For more information on Nevada’s Tritrichomonas fetus “Trich” Regulations and their implementation call the Nevada Department of Agriculture: Office of the State Veterinarian: (775) 353-3755 Laboratory testing, Reno Animal Disease Laboratory: (775) 353-3700 Import Desk: (775) 353-3718

BLM Announces Tentative Fall-Winter Wild Horse and Burro Gather Schedule

The Bureau of Land Management today announced its tentative fall-winter schedule for gathering wild horses and burros from overpopulated herds on droughtstricken Western public rangelands. The gathers and removals are needed to bring herd sizes into balance with other rangeland resources and uses, as required by Federal law. Changes to this gather schedule may occur if range conditions deteriorate more quickly than expected in certain Herd Management Areas (HMAs). Sixty-five of the BLM’s 179 HMAs have already been identified as areas of concern because of drought and wildfire. Along with removals, the fall-winter gathers will be used to apply fertility-control vaccines during November through February, the ideal time for maximum efficacy. From October 1, 2012, to February 28, 2013, the BLM plans to remove approximately 3,500 wild horses and burros and apply fertilitycontrol treatment to more than 900 others that will be returned to the range. Additional summer gathers will be conducted starting in July 2013, with the

specific number of removals and fertilitycontrol applications yet to be determined. Population growth-suppression techniques will include applying porcine zona pellucida (PZP)-based fertility-control vaccines; adjusting sex ratios in some herds to favor males; and possibly applying other measures, all of which would be aimed at reducing the number of on-the-range pregnancies. The public and media are invited to observe gathers conducted by helicopter. Observation points will be determined by the BLM in a manner that recognizes the need for good viewing sites, along with the need to ensure human and animal safety. Several gathers may use bait- and watertrapping methods, rather than helicopters, to capture the animals. Public and media observation of these passive types of gathers is unlikely to be permitted because of the inherent challenges involved in capturing the animals using these methods, such as the animals’ natural wariness. All wild horse and burro gathers in the current fall-winter schedule will be com-

pleted by February 28, 2013. The tentative fall-winter gather schedule can be accessed at: http://www.blm.gov/wo/st/en/prog/ whbprogram/herd_management/ tentative_gather_schedule.html The BLM estimates that approximately 37,300 wild horses and burros (about 31,500 horses and 5,800 burros) are roaming on BLM-managed rangelands in 10 Western states based on the latest data available, compiled as of February 29, 2012. Wild horses and burros have virtually no natural predators and their herd sizes can double about every four years. As a result, the agency must remove thousands of animals from the range each year to protect rangeland resources, such as wildlife habitat, from the impacts of overpopulation. The 1971 Wild Free-Roaming Horses and Burros Act mandates that once the Interior Secretary “determines...that an overpopulation exists on a given area of the public lands…he shall immediately remove excess animals from the range so as to achieve appropriate management levels.”

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Nevada Livestock Health Requirements for Legal Change of Ownership


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WASHINGTON (Oct. 1, 2012) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for internships during the 2013 Cattle Industry Convention in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 6-9, 2013. The deadline to submit an application for this opportunity is Nov. 4, 2012. The Cattle Industry Convention is the oldest and largest convention for the cattle business. The 2013 event will be the 115th annual convention. The convention and trade show create a unique, fun environment for cattle industry members to come together to network and create policy for the industry. “Our internship positions provide a unique opportunity for students to gain first-hand experience and to interact with leaders from every segment of the cattle and beef industry,” said NCBA Public Policy Analyst Mallory Gaines. “The convention internship

NCBA Accepting Applications for Public Policy Internship WASHINGTON (Sept. 18, 2012) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) government affairs office in Washington, D.C., is accepting applications for a spring 2013 public policy internship. The deadline to submit an application for this opportunity is Oct. 19, 2012. “NCBA’s public policy internship gives college students a one-ofa-kind view into the policy making process in Washington, D.C., while helping them prepare to transition from college to career,” said NCBA Executive Director of Legislative Affairs Kristina Butts. “We are looking for college students with an interest in the beef industry, public policy and communications to help NCBA represent cattlemen and cattlewomen in Washington, D.C. The internship is designed to work closely with the lobbying team on Capitol Hill and assist with NCBA’s regulatory efforts.” The full-time internship will begin Jan. 14, 2013, and end May 10, 2013. To apply, interested college juniors, seniors or graduate students should submit the application, a college transcript, two letters of recommendation and a resume to internship@beef.org. More information and the internship application are available on NCBA’s website http://www.beefusa.org/. “This isn’t a ‘check-the-box’ style of internship. NCBA’s public policy interns work alongside NCBA staff on critical issues ranging from the estate tax to food safety, the environment and more.” Butts said. “If you or someone you know is interested in this opportunity, we encourage you to apply.”

program provides an excellent opportunity to network with people throughout the beef industry. NCBA strives to provide time for students to maximize their opportunities to network and learn.” The annual Cattle Industry Convention boasts over 5,500 attendees and a trade show with more than 250 booths. Interns are offered a unique, behind-the-scenes experience of setting up the trade show, manning the NCBA-Political Action Committee (PAC) booth, assisting with the NCBA-PAC auction, helping members vote on NCBA policy, working with the media and helping to guide cattlemen and cattlewomen to convention events. The internship dates are Feb. 4-9, 2013. To apply, interested college juniors, seniors or graduate students should submit the convention internship application, a college transcript, two letters of recommendation and a resume to internship@beef.org. More information and the internship application are available on NCBA’s website http://www.beefusa.org/ncbaconventioninternship.aspx.

BLM to Gather Wild Horses in the Wassuk Herd Management Area The Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Carson City District, Stillwater Field Office has completed the final Environmental Assessment (EA) and issued the Decision Record (DR) for the Wassuk Wild Horse Gather. The BLM will gather approximately 500 wild horses and remove approximately 250 excess wild horses from the range. As many as 250 wild horses will be released back to the range following the gather. The gather area is located 12 miles southeast of Yerington, Nev., and west of Walker Lake. Of the animals released back on the range, about 100 mares would be vaccinated with PZP-22 (Porcine Zona Pellucida) fertility control vaccine which would assist with slowing population growth, maintaining population size within the Appropriate Management Level (AML), and extend the time before another gather to remove excess wild horses would be needed. This would leave a post-gather population of approximately 373 wild horses in the Wassuk Herd Management Area (HMA), which is above the AML range of 110-165, at the conclusion of the initial gather operations. The Wassuk HMA wild horse gather is scheduled to begin in November 2012. Links to the EA and related documents are located on the BLM website at www.blm.gov/nv/st/en/fo/carson_city_field/blm_information/nepa.html. For further information, contact Linda Appel at 775-885-6010.

Statement of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Expiration of Authority for 2008 Farm Bill Programs WASHINGTON, October 1, 2012 – Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today made the following statement on the expiration of authority for 2008 Farm Bill Programs: “Many programs and policies of the U.S. Department of Agriculture were authorized under the Food, Conservation and Energy Act of 2008 (“2008 Farm Bill”) through September 30, 2012. These include a great number of critical programs impacting millions of Americans, including programs for farm commodity and price support, conservation, research, nutrition, food safety, and agricultural trade. As of today, USDA’s authority or funding to deliver many of

these programs has expired, leaving USDA with far fewer tools to help strengthen American agriculture and grow a rural economy that supports 1 in 12 American jobs. Authority and funding for additional programs is set to expire in the coming months. Without action by the House of Representatives on a multi-year Food, Farm and Jobs bill, rural communities are today being asked to shoulder additional burdens and additional uncertainty in a tough time. As we continue to urge Congress to give USDA more tools to grow the rural economy, USDA will work hard to keep producers and farm families informed regarding those programs which are no longer available to them.”

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❖❖ NBC presented materials to students at the Nevada Ag in the Classroom event at Pinion Hills Elementary School

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NBC served as the keynote speaker at the Southern Dietetic Association’s fall meeting and sponsored a beef meal for the attendees.

❖❖ NBC partnered with Save Mart Supermarkets to offer $3off beef coupons. The seven Reno-area Save Mart stores redeemed 536 coupons, for a 48% redemption rate. ❖❖ NBC partnered with Costco Warehouse stores on two different weekends to promote beef to their customers through six-hour beef demos, featuring the Tri-Tip cut. Signage at the 12 demos highlighted the beef checkoff and NBC. ❖❖ NBC teamed up with the California Beef Council to help Jack in the Box’s 879 Nevada and California locations launch their new Sourdough Cheesesteak Melt. New menu board elements and window signage promoting the new sandwich feature the beef checkoff’s “Beef. It’s What’s for Dinner.” logo. In addition, consumer coupons for the new sandwich will also feature the beef checkoff logo.

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Checking-In On Your Beef Checkoff Nevada Beef Council Seeks Educational Activities Coordinator The Nevada Beef Council (NBC) currently has an opening for an Educational Activities Coordinator. This part-time, contract position coordinates the NBC’s state outreach efforts at the producer, consumer and K-12 educational levels. The duties encompass a wide range of responsibilities, including representing the NBC at consumer and producer events; attending fairs and Ag in the Classroom activities; and networking with state association and beef council staff. For more information regarding this position, contact Bill Dale, NBC executive director, at (877) 554-2333, or email your resume and references to askus@nevadabeef.org. For information about the NBC, visit www.nevadabeef.org.

Nevada Agriculture in the Classroom The NBC is participating in the October 10 Nevada Agriculture in the Classroom event at Pinion Hills Elementary School in the Gardnerville/ Minden area. This one-day event, held in conjunction with the Farm Bureau, brings Douglas County K-6 students and representatives of agriculture together for a fun, educational experience.

Local Dietetic Associations Targeted as Key Influencers The NBC has partnered with local dietetic associations in the state in order to effectively reach nutrition professionals with information about beef in a healthy diet. Since the Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD) study was published by Penn State University earlier this year, NBC has been reaching out to dietitians to share information on how to counsel patients on beef nutrition. This month, NBC staff traveled to Las Vegas to serve as the keynote speaker at the Southern Dietetic Association’s fall meeting. Over 70 local dietitians attended the presentation on the BOLD study and incorporating beef into a cost-effective meal plan.

Social Media The NBC is on Facebook! If you haven’t already done so, visit the page and Like us at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Nevada-BeefCouncil/145074935622988. The NBC is also on Twitter @NVBeef. Join in and follow the conversation!

nounced global food/beverage philosophy: “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced, Carefully Served.”

Sharing the Beef Community Story This summer, the checkoff created a toolkit to help graduates of the Masters of Beef Advocacy Program share the ‘beef community’ story far and wide. The kit includes a customizable presentation, outlining the beef life cycle and areas of continuous improvement for the beef community, complete with suggested script and a “How To” guide and a fact sheet. With the tools in hand, graduates hosted 191 in-person meetings and presentations, with 35 percent of MBA graduates who participated individually hosting more than 10 presentations/meetings apiece. The result? Nearly 100,000 additional individuals were exposed to beef community message.

Roasting Up Holiday Beef Cheer State beef councils and retailers across the country are promoting the positive attributes of beef and stimulating holiday beef sales through the checkoff’s 2012 “BEEF. Always in Season” campaign. The promotion includes point-of-sale materials such as meat case signage, brochures and recipes to increase consumer awareness and interest in beef at the point of purchase. The checkoff’s Culinary Innovations Center developed and triple-tested 12 new roast recipes for the campaign; those recipes also are available at BeefRetail.org for use in store promotional materials and on BeefItsWhatsForDinner.com for consumers to prepare at home. Materials will begin to appear in stores Oct. 31, and national promotions with purchase incentives will be revealed this fall.

Getting More Beef on More Menus With an eye toward maintaining www.BeefFoodservice.com as the goto source for foodservice menuing and beef marketing ideas, the checkoff has enhanced the search attributes of the foodservice recipe database on the site. Visitors now can search by cut, cuisine, menu category and nutritional classification. State beef councils are helping national checkoff representatives promote this resource to operators looking for ideas about how to build beef’s presence on their menus and adhere to menu labeling practices.

Heading Back to School with Beef Engaging Hyatt Chefs As part of its social responsibility partnerships program, the checkoff is sharing the Cattlemen’s Stewardship Review with thought influencers across the country. In August, this included Tom Talbot, a veterinarian and cattle rancher, speaking to 200 executive chefs and food/beverage directors for Hyatt hotels about animal welfare and handling practices. Dr. Talbot engaged and educated the Hyatt leaders, helping them see how animal care and beef sustainability fit well within Hyatt’s recently an-

The checkoff’s 2012 ‘Back to School with Beef’ promotion in the Northeast launched on Sept. 10 and runs through Nov. 2, including distribution of information featuring new child-friendly recipes and quick-and-convenient meal solutions in the meat departments of 106 retail locations. Point-of sale materials include recipe brochures, shelf wobblers, nutrition information, ad slicks and website buttons directing shoppers to www.BacktoSchoolWithBeef.com. This promotion was featured in the Progressive Grocer in an effort to highlight a participating retailer and encourage more retailer participation in the future.

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UNCE Offers Drought Workshops for Farmers, Ranchers

Sessions highlight resources, programs for those facing rising costs By Kayla Johnson The University of Nevada Cooperative Extension is holding eight public workshops throughout the month of October to help ranchers and farmers affected by drought and wildfire. Many Nevada ranchers and farmers have had to dramatically cut back on their hay and alfalfa cultivation this summer due to dwindling irrigation supplies. Mineral County Extension Educator Staci Emm, coordinator for Cooperative Extension’s Herds & Harvest program, said producers throughout Nevada have had to deal with drought and fire, which could be devastating to agricultural operations. Emm said the result is higher costs and reduced income for many agricultural producers. Winnemucca, Oct. 10 3–6 p.m. UNCE, Humboldt County 1085 Fairgrounds Road Winnemucca, NV 89445 Owyhee, Oct. 11 Duck Valley Indian Reservation 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Human Development Center (HDC) 1284 OPD Road Owyhee, NV 89832

The fires in the state have destroyed federal grazing opportunities for Nevada ranchers. This combined with limited water supplies in certain parts of the state forces producers to make difficult management decisions. At the October workshops – scheduled for Winnemucca, Owyhee, Elko, Ely, Gardnerville, Yerington, Nixon and Fallon – representatives from state and federal agencies will present information on technical and financial assistance available to landowners and livestock operators. U.S. Department of Agriculture Risk Management Agency representatives will also discuss insurance programs. The U.S. Farm Service Agency will discuss emergency loans, water hauling and fence

Elko, Oct. 11 3–6 p.m. Great Basin College Health Science Building Room 108 1500 College Parkway Elko, NV 89801 Ely, Oct. 12 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. White Pine County Library 950 Campton Street Ely, NV 89301

repair programs. The U.S. Natural Resources Conservation Service will discuss programs available to help with reseedings, spring developments and fencing. The workshops were created after several small and large ranches and farms contacted UNCE asking for help and resources. The workshops cost $10 per person and include a meal. Participants will have an opportunity to sign up for programs at each workshop. To register and for more information, contact Jennifer Kintz at 775-945-3444, kintzj@unce.unr.edu, University of Nevada Cooperative Extension, Mineral County, P.O. Box 810, Hawthorne, NV 89415. Go to http://www.unce.unr.edu/calendar/files/pdf/DroughtFireWorkshops.pdf to view dates for the workshop.

Gardnerville, Oct. 19 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. UNCE, Douglas County 1329 Waterloo Lane Gardnerville, NV 89410

Nixon, Oct. 25 Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Tribal Council Chambers 208 Capitol Hill Nixon, NV 89424

Yerington, Oct. 19 3–6 p.m. UNCE, Lyon County 504 S. Main Street Yerington, NV 89447

Fallon, Oct. 25 3–6 p.m. UNCE, Churchill County 111 Sheckler Road Fallon, NV 89406

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Nevada Cattlemen's Association Monthly Newsletter: Sage Signals. October 2012 Issue

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