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YCattleCompany ardleY Yardley cattle are not ordinary cattle, they have more perfromance, butt, depth, and thickness.

ALL BULLS ARE PAP & FERTILITY TESTED WITH ULTRASOUND DATA .

A377. PB Simmental Yardley High Regard x Casper. BW: 84 WW 714. One of the stoutest most correct PB Simmy bulls you will see all spring

A434. 1/2 Maine Anjou 1/2 AN. Cerveza x Sequoia by Draft Pick. BW: 80 WW: 777. Three breeds with generations of a solid genetic program to back them up.

A307. PB Angus. Mountan Pass x Connealy Forefront. BW: 84 WW:700. You won’t find stouter Angus bulls than this anywhere in the country. Selling 2/3 Semen.

Bull Sale SATURDAY, March 8, 2014

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A424. 1/2 SM 1/2 AN High Regard x OCC Prototype. BW: 75 WW: 760. Power, performance and pedigree sell. His dam is a maternal sister to OCC Total Recall.

A261. Optimus Prime x Upgrade. 5/8 SM 3/8 AN. BW: 78 WW 734. You won’t find a stouter bull! They have the look, power and performance! Selling 2/3 Semen.

A456. 1/2 SM 3/16 MA. STCC Longhaul x Y1 Dreamer. BW: 83 WW: 780. Big footed, strong topped, performance cattle with eye appeal sell in quantity.

A368. PB Angus. SCC Apache x Saugahatche. BW 73 WW: 730. Perfect conformation, he’s been one of our favorites all summer and is the kind you fall in love.

WHY DO BUYERS COME ACROSS THE COUNTRY TO BUY OUR CATTLE? In our fall Focus On the Female Sale we had buyers from 19 states and Canada. Last spring in our Bull Sale we sold bulls into 15 different states across the Nation. These are not ordinary cattle. They have more eye appeal, conformation and good looks to top the market, AND they have gain-ability and performance to bring the top dollar. THEY HAVE MORE DEPTH, THICKNESS AND MUSCLING IN A MODERATE SIZED PACKAGE. THEY HAVE WORKED FOR MANY, MANY OTHERS AND THEY WILL WORK FOR YOU. 1. Their daughters will make the best cows you’ve ever had because they are backed by many generations of cow families selected for maternal traits. 2. Our cows winter on desert winter range where they get no hay and calve unassisted.

Gib Yardley 435-310-0041 Steven Yardley 435-310-1725

A416 3/4 SM. High Regard x Legend. BW: 85 WW: 757. Out of one of the most epic cow families we have ever owned, this is a bull to make a profit.

A505. PB Angus. SCC Apache x Xplorer. This is an ET calf out of one of our very top Angus Donors. Angus bulls with bone, substance, and performance sell!

3. They have natural fleshing ability to stay fat on grass. They have to be structurally correct to travel 2 or 3 miles to water and trail 25 miles to the summer range. 4. These bulls are wintered in big lots where they get lots of exercise and ½ grass hay and alfalfa and only 1% grain. 5. All bulls are performance tested and backed by our first year breeding guarantee. 6. You don’t have to pamper these bulls because they have proven themselves to adapt to all environments. 7. You are buying from a family that is honest and will treat you fairly. GIB YARDLEY IS A MASTER CATTLE BREEDER. He has been AIing for 46 years and has produced one of AMERICA’S greatest cow herds. He will be 81 years old in March and has never had anything else as a source of income.

Jeannie Y Griswold 435-421-1200 / jeannieyardley@yahoo.com

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President Don Anderson, Callao 1 st Vice President

Joe Fuhriman, Logan

2 nd Vice Presidents

Cameron Hallows, Monroe Ed Johnson, Rush Valley Stuart Wamsley, Laketown

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Immediate Past President

Promoting Your Product

Wallace Schultees

Executive Vice President Brent Tanner

Utah Beef Council Director of Marketing

Leading the Way

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Are your feeder calves bringing what they’re worth?

Jacob Schmidt, RDN The Utah Cattlemen’s Association works to represent cattlemen in the legislative arena, provide educational information and assist with networking opportunities. If you own cattle and are not a current member, check out our member benefits by visiting www.utahcattlemen.org.

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The Utah Cattleman newsletter is published monthly with this one-time annual publication being sent in February. This publication is sent to all UCA members and its affiliates as part of their annual dues as well as prospective members of the Utah Cattlmen’s Association.

Utilizing DNA on your operation

Moving Beef Beyond Borders

For advertising inquiries in future issues of this publication or in upcoming newsletters, contact Brent Tanner at (801) 355-5748 or utahbeef@aol.com POSTMASTER: Send address changes to the Utah Cattlemen’s Association 150 S 600 E #10-B Salt Lake City, UT 84102

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By Brent Tanner Utah Cattlmen’s Association Exectuive Vice President

attlemen, I am pleased and excited to introduce you to the Utah Cattlemen’s Association’s first issue of The Utah Cattleman Seedstock Edition. One of the guiding principles of the Utah Cattlemen’s Association (UCA) is to “improve the quality of cattle and beef produced.” We hope as you are making your management decisions this year, you will consider the benefits of purchasing quality animals and genetics to improve your cattle herd. The type of animals raised and the quality of beef they produce are the source of great pride for ranchers in the beef industry. As you shop through this publication, take time to recognize the efforts our ranchers have made to bring us top quality in our beef and cattle production. On the UCA logo are the words “Heart of the West.” The state of Utah and Utah ranchers truly are the heart of the West, both in location and in quality. With interstate highways intersecting our state from all directions, Utah is a great place for shopping for and finding quality livestock. The breeders represented in this publication have spent generations selecting and improving their genetics to benefit the livestock industry and their family businesses. In addition to the quality genetics they produce, our local cattle ranchers are top quality in the way they do business with their fellow ranchers. Here at UCA, we work daily to protect and defend the rights of cattlemen and women and promote the beef industry. We have dedicated leaders – ranchers just like you – who devote their time and talents to lead the cattle industry in our state. As stated above, we have a set of guiding principles. These principles chart the course for our association’s efforts and activities. Those principles are found here. I would like to thank each and every UCA member for your dedication and contribution to these principles

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UCA Guiding Principals 1. Promote and protect the business of raising beef cattle. 2. Improve the quality of cattle and beef produced. 3. Uphold the rights of all persons engaged in the cattle business. 4. Encourage legislation or regulations designed to reinforce and improve the cattle business. 5. Oppose legislation or regulations devised to injure and or destroy the cattle business. 6. Encourage state/local exhibits and contests planned to fortify the cattle business. 7. Support and establish the adoption of good principles of raising and marketing cattle.

of business. Your annual membership dues are used to promote and achieve these goals. If you are not a current member of the Utah Cattlemen’s Association, please join the other members of the ranching community who are striving to improve and protect ranching in our state. If you have questions or comments, need more information about the association, or would like to join as a member of the Utah Cattlemen’s Association, please contact us anytime at (801) 355-5748, utahbeef@aol.com or find us online at www.utahcattlemen.org.

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Don’t let Calving DiffiCulties be a faCtor on those sleepless nights. 70% of bulls selling are suitable for use on heifers.

get your calves on the ground alive and unassisted. Calving ease in an important component of the overall profitability of commercial operations. We at sitz angus recognize this and have bred numerous bulls with stacked pedigrees of calving ease genetics. You can use sitz calving ease bulls on virgin heifers with confidence, knowing they were proven in large contemporary groups, each calf measured by scale for birth weights, and many bulls genomic tested to further validate the calving ease figures. You will find the bulls in this offering to have respectful figures for a multitude of traits. We believe all traits play a part in the profitably of cattle and we work very hard to balance these antagonistic traits in our breeding decisions.

Sitz SpringMarCh Bull12,Sale 2014 Selling315 Yearling Bulls & 25 Fall Bulls

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Connealy Final Product - 86 sons sell Connealy Homestead - 27 sons sell AAR Ten X - 21 sons sell

* Large numbers of calving ease heifer bulls...that combine the power packed performance and maternal traits the Sitz cow herd has become known for! * The sitz Value-added return. Sitz sired calves have consistently topped the market, on the internet, or in the sale ring, due to brand recognition that was built based on the success Sitz sired calves....time tested and proven!

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Building Beef Demand

By Jacob Schmidt, RDN Utah Beef Council Director of Marketing

The Utah Beef Council (UBC) is working hard to ensure that your Beef Checkoff dollars are being used effectively and judiciously. Projects are chosen that will maximize effectiveness and help increase the sale of beef. The UBC will continue to advertise via radio ads throughout the year. Ads will focus on beef nutrition and how beef is both satisfying and delicious. Partnerships will take place with radio stations during March Madness and throughout the grilling season. Plans are in the works to partner with a steakhouse chain to help promote choosing beef in their restaurant. In addition, Team Beef is up and running again for this year. They are a team of runners that will compete in the Wasatch Back Ragnar race and represent beef. This gives beef and its nutrition profile great exposure to runners and those that are into health and fitness. The beef council will continue with retail promotions such as a recent one with 42 Associated Food Stores for a prime rib holiday promotion. Each of the 42 stores participated in the promotion by giving away a prime rib beef roast to two lucky winners. All shoppers received one entry for the giveaway for every $20 they spent on fresh beef from the meat case. In-store radio announcements were played to complement the point of sale signs at the meat case that explained and promoted the giveaway. Additional promotional support was given via digital billboards, web posts and online banner ads. The UBC provided checkoff funds to help pay for radio advertisements highlighting the promotion. The instore signage was also paid for by the Utah Beef Checkoff. This promotion has a great track record for being a wise investment of checkoff dollars. Shoppers have been shown to be more likely to purchase up in $20 increments to ensure maximum amounts of entries in the contest. The UBC will continue to partner in promotions such as this to leverage checkoff dollars as much as possible. The UBC has strengthened its television presence recently by teaming up with Fox13 News for a 13week promotion on their Fox

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Cafe lunchtime segment. Each segment will take place on Tuesdays at 11 a.m., and will be hosted by cooking host Jennifer Burns. Segments will be available to view after airing on Fox 13’s website. All segments will feature beef with a variety of guests appearing with Burns. In conjunction with this promotion, television commercials have been produced to highlight beef as the ideal comfort food. Viewers will be reminded of beef ’s ability to bring family together for a satisfying and delicious meal. Online and digital advertising will be included as part of the promotion and to help augment the cooking segments. These ads will point people to the UBC’s website for additional information and recipes. The UBC is excited to continue working with Chef Bryan Woolley. Woolley has been a professional chef for nearly two decades. He can be seen daily on CBS television teaching culinary lessons that empower the home chef to take charge of the foods they prepare and serve. Not only can he be seen on a daily cooking show, he also hosts a weekly TV show called “Cooking with Chef Bryan.” In addition, he teaches cooking courses, writes newspaper articles in regional and national publications, and gives guest appearances on national networks like the Food Network. He is the longest running TV chef on air today in the United States. The beef council participates as one of his show sponsors and has guests featured on his weekly cooking show. Through the Beef Checkoff, Woolley participated in a beef industry chef tour. This gave him valuable insights to how the beef industry works and he has become a strong champion for the beef industry and beef ranchers. Bryan has the ability to reach a wide audience and is a trusted third-party source for beef information. If you have questions or comments about any of the Beef Checkoff programs, please contact the Utah Beef Council and we would be happy to discuss any program with you.

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BULL AND FEMALE SALE Utah’s Largest Source For Quality Angus Genetics! KCC

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(ced) +12 (bw) +0 (ww) +52 (yw) +95 (m) +32 (mb) +.29 (re) +.67 ($b) +72.23 One of the most well-rounded sires in the breed. Females excel in every area while bulls meet the demands of all cattlemen.

Striving to produce a superior Angus

• Bulls and Females Currently Available at the Ranch •

• Consigning cattle to Rocky Mtn Angus Sale • Justin Hogge (801) 450-7747

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The earth is flat.

Titanic is unsinkable.

MLVs are safe for pregnant cows.

But new information can tell a different story 1 about modified-live vaccines (MLVs)—as evidenced by a new university investigation that found an association between on-label use of MLVs and IBR abortions. In a July 15, 2012 article published in JAVMA,2 researchers reported a reproductive loss of 25%. Ultimately, use of MLVs in your breeding herd is up to you. Please consult your veterinarian to discuss vaccine options, like Vira Shield ®: the number one selling inactivated viral vaccine safe for your entire herd, even pregnant cows and heifers.

MLVs are not your only option.

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Th e o nly w a y t o Raise cattl e. . . is the Right Way. Building the best Source for Hereford and Angus Genetics in Utah.

Taking a strong foundation of proven donors and sires,

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A Golden Age

By Paul Dykstra Beef Cattle Specialist, Certified Angus Beef

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oday’s cow-calf producer faces a world of opportunity. Perhaps never have the feedlot and stocker sectors been so hungry for cattle, after seven years that exacerbated our steadily shrinking beef cow inventory. Macroeconomics and supply-demand fundamentals have ushered in what looks to be a veritable “golden age” for the cow-calf business. Production costs on the ranch are high and surely going higher, so you may wonder about this golden age, but that’s just part of it. You see, costs are also high for buyers of calves and feeder cattle. Not as high as when corn was more than $7/bushel, but still going up with the record prices paid for cattle and their own perpetual rise in overhead costs. That’s why buyers (let’s just call them feedlots) have a great need to minimize risk. I won’t try to convince you that feedlots don’t buy poor quality cattle at lower prices and try to “upgrade” them—some feeders specialize in doing that very thing. But in the end, a whole lot of feeders would rather buy from the middle to the top end. They want to buy cattle that will stay alive and healthy, efficiently convert feed to beef and produce a highly valuable carcass that packers and consumers demand. In

essence, they try to buy high-quality information feedback on calf cattle when they can. performance is limited by market A prudent feedlot manager may structure. Most are sold at some want to buy cattle while offsetting kind of auction where buyer and risk using the futures market at the seller typically have no cooperative time of purchase. Unfortunately, relationship for sharing performance that’s virtually impossible much of and carcass data. That’s why it’s the time. The price of the cattle and difficult to offer definitive proof of cost of feeding them tend to outstrip performance. the “Live Cattle” futures price for the Reputation feeder cattle have been month they’re projected to be sold to offered at the same market for years, the packer. purchased by a number of different The buyer buyers with is often “under positive results. “The buyer is often water” from the Bidding is “under water” from the word go, as far as consequentially the commodity word go...His best hope is active among market goes. His that cattle will achieve those satisfied best hope is that buyers, creating cattle will achieve higher levels of health, a premium price. higher levels The potential feed efficiency and of health, feed downfall is carcass quality.” efficiency and simply that carcass quality feeders must than the projected actually averages. To the extend these hopes experience owning some of those are realized, his break-even selling calves at least once to be motivated to price drops and the chance for profit join in the bidding at the top end. rises. The second hope burning in his A properly implemented heart is that the cash fed-cattle market vaccination program is the first key will move up while the pen is on to performance after calves leave the feed. Even though he has zero control ranch. Feedlots consider a VAC-45 over that, it does work out once in a protocol as the ultimate, so that makes while. Herein lies the opportunity for it the ultimate for cow-calf producers the savvy cow-calf producer. In my who want to add value. Veterinarians time working with cattle feeders in are always happy to help plan the Northern Plains and Western programs that add to the feeder’s faith states, I’ve found that feeders that your calves will remain reasonably are most certainly willing to healthy. pay more when they know If calves can’t be weaned at the the cattle are superior. ranch for 45 days, consider preweaning That’s easy enough to shots boostered at weaning. Data understand. However, on nearly 70,000 cattle fed at 14 it’s not so easy for most feedlots through Iowa’s Tri-County ranchers to prove Steer Carcass Futurity from 2000 to added value in their 2010 shows calves that were treated calves. just once for sickness in the feedlot Once created an economic loss of $125 they leave per head. Calves treated twice were the ranch, disadvantaged by $363 per head. Dead calves are a huge loss, but sick calves are losers, too. ...continued on page 20

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March 15, 2014 at 1 PM Anderson Livestock Auction • Willard, UT

More than 100 head of registered Angus sell!

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...A Golden Age continued from Page 16 Moving on from the relatively obvious prerequisites of health, let’s look at performance. In the feedlot, that includes average daily gain and feed conversion, the most significant of the two. Feed conversion is simply the pounds of feed (drymatter basis) required to create one pound of live animal weight, typically displayed as a ratio of feed to gain. Recent data from Shawn Walter at Professional Cattle Consultants in Oklahoma shows the average calf-fed-steer feed conversion ratio in the U.S. is 6.2-to-1 (pounds of feed to pounds of gain). After health status, feed conversion is the second most important measure of value in the feedlot. Using current economics and the 6.2 conversion, it would cost about $680 to add 800 pounds to a 550-pound steer to achieve a final shrunk finished weight of 1,350 pounds. Just a 5 percent improvement in feed conversion would be 5.89-to-1, reducing the total cost per head by $32.10. That may seem like a small margin of improvement, but it’s significant to cattle feeders happy to lock in a profit of $25 per head. Advances above this 5 percent change are certainly achievable through selection of genetics for performance and gain. Expected progeny differences (EPDs) for yearling weight and the “$ Feedlot” index value from the American Angus Association can help in making progress. Residual Average Daily Gain (RADG) EPD is another useful tool for selecting bulls that sire calves capable of gaining more weight on the same feed as their contemporaries. Finally, carcass value has become extremely important for feedlots measuring profitability and value-added traits. That value comes mainly from the intramuscular fat (marbling) as measured by USDA graders at the ribeye between the 12th and 13th ribs. The 2013 Choice advantage over Select boxed beef stood at $9.61/cwt. as of December. The packer typically shares about half of that with the feeder when cattle are sold on a carcass-value or grid basis.

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That amounts to about $40 per head on an 850-pound carcass. Producers of Angus-type cattle can add from $3/ cwt. to $6/cwt. more for each Certified Angus Beef ® brand carcass that meets all 10 of those brand specifications, for $25 to $50 per head on top of the Choice premium. Today’s advanced genetics have been able to achieve amazing levels of carcasses reaching the Prime grade. With a typical industry average at just 2.5 percent Prime, it’s been a challenge for anyone to consistently hit that mark. However, we’re seeing more and more well-bred cattle hitting up to 20 percent Prime. Doing so is almost as good as hitting a jackpot in Las Vegas since packers are paying from $14/ cwt. to more than $30/cwt. for Prime carcasses on top of the Choice price. Cattle feeders and packers will fight for cattle that have the genetics to garner those premiums. Selection for marbling and ribeye size works well on these highly heritable traits. With EPDs backed by DNA testing, even young bulls will serve. The Angus $-Value indexes such as $Grid and $Beef combine several key traits with economic data to provide one helpful number. Progeny from high-$Beef bulls can please cattle feeders and packers alike. There’s no point in doing all of this only to drop off the calves at a market and go home. The difference between great and average marketing today is as wide as Grand Canyon, so it really pays to engage. Write something that goes beyond weight, delivery date and vaccinations. Why not describe the genetics? Add carcass data and feedlot performance of past calf crops when you can. If you’re not that far along, you can still describe all of the bulls purchased in the past five years as in the upper X percentile of the breed for the traits buyers want. There are many lists of cattle feeders online that you can target with mail, email or phone calls. This approach may sound logical, but it’s still fairly unique to take it straight to the feedlot managers and owners actively seeking high-quality calves.

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REBUILD FOR ALL THE RIGHT REASONS. Angus Means Business: Demand for Quality is Up

The next couple of years will see unparalleled opportunities to expand your cow herd. But considering the investment it will take to rebuild numbers, why make it a risky proposition? Angus females are the industry’s best-known risk reducers, allowing you to rebuild with confidence — not guesswork. They’re backed by the industry’s largest and most comprehensive genetic-evaluation program, providing you with unmatched capabilities to expand your herd with precision, reliability and peace of mind. Plus, the Angus breed does a better job of helping you balance calving ease, growth and quality.

The wholesale beef demand index was developed by Kansas State University to accurately estimate demand by accounting for changes in price, sales volume, inflation and population. Each year, it’s expressed as an index or percentage value relative to the base index value of 100.

Since 1990, registered Angus cattle have shown a rapid genetic increase in weaning weight and yearling weight accompanied by a documented improvement in calving ease, while offering milk genetics to match a variety of environments. And, Angus females have proven that consistent, reliable maternal genetics can be accompanied by improved carcass merit. That’s opened the door to value-based marketing opportunities for producers who’ve embraced the quality revolution.

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On The Horizon

By Dillon Feuz, Ph.D., Livestock Marketing Specialist, Utah State University

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Record Fall Feeder Cattle Prices in 2013 Could Be Exceeded in 2014!

his past year, 2013, was a good one for most Utah cow-calf producers. There were challenges due to lack of precipitation in many areas of the state, but from what I heard, most producers were able to find the grass to get through the summer. Fall calf sale prices were record high with most 500-pound steer calves bringing between $165 and $175 per cwt., depending upon lot size and cattle quality. This past year’s monthly prices for 550-pound steer calve at Producers in Salina, Utah, have been 2 percent lower than prices in 2012. While, prices were lower in January through July, prices from August through December were higher than the prior year. So, while the annual average price, based on monthly data, was lower, it is likely that a cattle volume weighted annual price would have been higher as more feeders are marketed in the fall. Looking at October-November prices, they were 12 percent

higher in 2013 relative to 2012. What is driving these higher calf prices? Most of the strength in calf prices can be attributed to the relatively

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tight supply of cattle. As a result of declining beef cow numbers, the 2013 calf crop was the smallest in over 50 years. This past fall corn prices also declined sharply from around $7.50 per bushel in the fall of 2012 to under $4.50 per bushel during the fall of 2013. That decline in corn price was the primary driver in the increasing calf prices this past fall. Beef demand also remained strong in 2013 likely showing some increase over 2012. This has supported higher beef prices and has a result higher fed cattle prices. Has a result, feedlots finally started to show some positive returns, after about a year and a half of negative returns. That also contributed to higher fall calf prices. So, how high are the current calf prices relative to past prices and relative to other agricultural commodity prices? A plot of historical steer calf prices from the Salina auction market from 1990 to 2013 is displayed in the graph below. It is obvious that the price for a steer calf has doubled since prices from the mid 1990s. However, we know that the price of diesel, hay, trucks and most other items a rancher needs have increased in that time period. Those Utah steer calf prices were adjusted for inflation using 2009 has the base year and are plotted in the figure below. Alfalfa hay prices and corn prices were also adjusted for inflation and plotted in the same figure. We can note that after adjusting for inflation, calf prices have not changed that much in the past 24 years. The last two years are only slightly higher than the ...continued on page 30 VOLUME 1

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...On The Horizon from Page 26

inflation adjusted prices of 1990 and 1991. Inflation adjusted alfalfa hay prices were also fairly stable for most of the past 24 years until the last couple of years. It is quite evident that alfalfa hay prices for 2012 and 2013 were considerably higher than any previous year’s price. Increasing hay exports is likely one factor for these higher alfalfa hay prices and that strong export demand will likely continue this next year. The dramatic increase in the inflation adjusted corn prices is also obvious. Prices are double of what they were in the early 1990s and there has been a threefold increase since 2005-2006. While there are several factors that likely contributed to this, the increase in demand for corn to fuel government mandated ethanol certainly was a major factor. If corn prices remain in 2014 where the futures market is predicting, then prices will fall back to around $4.50 per bushel, which will still remain historically high. Do these record high cattle prices also imply record profit levels for producers? Short answer: NO. I am always hesitant to say how 30

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profitable ranching is or is not in any year because operations do vary greatly in their resources and costs. Numerous studies have documented cost differences of more than $200 per cow for ranches in the same state. However, I am fairly confident that most Utah ranchers realized a profit in 2013. Those who had to buy expensive hay would likely have been less profitable, but good operations that raised their own feed may have seen returns of $250 per cow or more. Looking forward to 2014 will probably be more of the same for cow-calf producers. Calf and feeder cattle prices will likely be even higher in 2014 relative to 2013. Using the futures market as a predictor, calf prices may be $5-$10 per cwt. higher in fall 2014 compared to fall 2013 prices. There is evidence that producers are starting to retain a few more heifers

to try and build back cow herds and that will further tighten the supply of feeder cattle available to enter feedlots. If corn production is anything close to trend line yields in 2014, then corn prices should remain in the $4 range which will be supportive of higher calf and feeder cattle prices. If the drought conditions moderate in 2014, than cow-calf producers will likely see higher profits in 2014 than in 2013. However, there is some concern about the present snowpack and the outlook for ranges and irrigation in the summer of 2014. If producers are forced to purchase higher priced hay to supplement shorter range resources, than profits would likely be lower than in 2013. While the markets appear to be friendly for cow-calf producers in 2014, it remains to be seen if Mother Nature will also be kind or not. VOLUME 1

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Technology in Beef Production

By Lynn R. Barton • Kerry A. Rood, DVM • Lee F. Rickords, Ph.D. Department of Animal, Dairy, and Veterinary Science, Utah State University

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The Benefits of Using DNA-Technology on Your Operation

he success and sustainability of any business is directly related to operators’ ability to recognize and meet the demands of whatever market that business is serving. Consumers have access to vast amounts of information upon which purchase selection is made and a global high-tech marketplace from which to obtain chosen goods.

The beef industry is challenged with adapting to a global economy and satisfying the demands of the market. Emerging genetic technology coupled with traditional production practice can help producers provide the high quality products demanded by consumers while maintaining or improving the profitability of their individual operation. Genomic (DNAbased) technology can be especially helpful in two aspects of cattle production: selection of breeding population and animal identification.

Terminology

A basic understanding of genomics, the science of inheritance at the molecular level, requires one know meanings of terms used within that field of study. The following definitions will help in understanding the context of information presented in this article. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) Chemical contained in all living organisms with the information required for growth, development and maintenance. Microscopically, DNA resembles a ladder that has been twisted to form a spiral (double helix). The rungs of the ladder, known as base pairs, are composed of four distinct molecules (nucleotides) identified by the letters A, T, C and G; these fourmolecules are arranged in long sequences that provide the codes required for life. Chromosomes Cellular structures each containing a single length of DNA, containing many genes, and proteins wound tightly into a compact package. Chromosomes are arranged in pairs containing one from each parent. Chromosome numbers are species-specific, cattle possess 60 (30 pairs) whereas humans possess 46 (23 pairs). Gene A DNA sequence that codes for a specific protein.

Locus (plural loci) The specific location or site of aparticular gene on a chromosome. Allele One member of a pair or sequence of forms of a gene which occupies a specific site on a chromosome. Trait A measurable or observable characteristic of an individual, i.e., coat color, birth weight, marbling, etc. Quantitative Trait Loci (QTL) A combination of genes contributing to expression of a polygenic or quantitative trait Genetic Markers sequences of DNA that can be used to identify genes or individuals. SNPs (single nucleotide polymorphism) A genetic marker characterized by the exchange of one nucleotide for another, for example A for G. Heritability The proportion of phenotypic variation in a population that is due to genotypic variation in individuals. Measured 0 (low) to 1 (high). Phenotype An observed category or measured level of a trait in an individual. Genotype Genetic composition of an individual. Polymorphism Detectable variations in the composition of a gene or trait.

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...continued from technology in beef production on on page 38 Marker-Assisted Selection develop further. Selection of breeding animals is Combining EPDs with DNA a primary method by which genetic derived information can increase change is achieved within a herd; selection accuracy thereby contributing however, most economically important to overall increased profitability. traits beef producers select for are Individual benefit of DNA-assisted influenced by multiple genes. These selection is dependent upon the nature quantitative traits display a broad range of the traits of interest. Categories of of expression because their component traits which should benefit most from gene loci are spread between multiple DNA-assisted selection are (in order of chromosomes and are rarely passed greatest to least): disease resistance and to offspring in the same combination immunocompetence, carcass quality found in the parents. and palatability attributes, fertility and The complexity of quantitative trait reproductive efficiency, maintenance inheritance confronts producers with requirements, carcass quantity and the challenge of selecting breeding yield, milk production and maternal animals capable of achieving desired ability and growth performance. herd improvement. Ranking is based on consideration Traditional selection methods of: 1) the relative difficulty in rely on EPDs (expected progeny collecting performance data; 2) the differences) and breeding values (BVs) relative magnitude of heritability of prospective parents, particularly and phenotype variation observed sires. These values are statistically in the traits; 3) the current existing determined by past performance and amount of performance information pedigree. EPD accuracy is directly available; and 4)when performance proportionate to the number of data become available in the life cycle offspring an animal has produced. of the cow herd (collected at birth, Accurate selection of replacement weaning, yearling, maturity, slaughter, breeders from young bulls and consumption). heifers is difficult given their lack of The difficulty in assessing, in progeny. Current and emerging genetic prospective parents, traits that are technologies focused on economically not evident until after the animal is important traits hold promise for slaughtered presents another selection improving producers’ selection challenge. Carcass grade, marbling accuracy. and shear strength are economically Researchers have isolated and important properties which cannot identified various genes associated be accurately identified until after an with economically important beef animal is culled from the breeding traits, including some carcass traits. population. In the case of bulls, After a gene of interest is isolated, significant time and money are DNA samples from many animals invested in young sires before are carefully evaluated to determine if enough offspring are produced different alleles of the target gene exist and finished to accurately evaluate in the population. Differences, called production capabilities in regard to polymorphisms, may involve multiple post-mortem traits. DNA technology base pairs or single base pairs located in can help identify young bulls which or near the target gene. possess the QTLs associated with These sequence difference types desired post-mortem traits. are called simple tandem repeats (STRs) and single nucleotide Identification and polymorphisms (SNPs); STRs and Traceability SNPs provide researchers genetic Modern consumers are increasingly markers for identifying different conscious of the origin and integrity alleles and phenotypes associated with of their food resulting in heightened them. Producers can have potential demand for traceability within breeding stock evaluated to determine the production chain. Traditional those animals’ genotype in regard identification methods, such as tagging, to quantitative traits of interest. A are well suited for early stages of molecular breeding value (MBV) is production. Ear tags are assigned based on DNA-profile results. inexpensive and easy to implement, MBVs obtained in young cattle provide however the potential exists for producers information that is helpful misidentification of animals due to ear for selecting which animals to keep and tag loss, clerical error and in some cases 40

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deliberate fraud. Conventional ear tags and their electronic counterparts provide little potential for positive identification once an animal enters a processing facility. DNA profiling, on the other hand, utilizes unalterable genetic sequences that are unique for every individual animal. Unlike methods that rely on devices attached to an animal or its products, use of DNA profiling uses the animal itself or its products as means of identification. DNA profiles of individuals are obtained from analysis of tissue, typically blood, semen, hair or skin, collected from animals in an early stage of production. Electronically recorded DNA profiles can be used to identify animals throughout the production process. Samples can be collected at any point, analyzed and traced to their source. Parentage Parentage, in particular paternity, identification is another potential benefit provided by DNA profiling technologies. In production systems utilizing multiple bulls turned out with the cows, or grazing co-ops in which members each contribute bulls, identification of offspring sires can be difficult and potentially detrimental to genetic improvement in the herd. DNA profiling of calves identifies their respective sires, facilitating complete documentation of pedigree and of performance data throughout the calves’ lives. Positive sire ID can help producers assess, based on offspring numbers and performance, the relative fertility of each bull. Accurate documentation of bull performance aids culling decisions and helps ensure operations progress toward herd genetic and production objectives. Summary Today’s fast paced, high-tech, global market presents the beef industry with challenges to satisfy consumer demands while protecting the integrity and profitability of producers in every stage of the process. Continual herd genetic improvement is a vital component of industry success; implementation of emerging DNA technology into existing selection practices will improve accuracy, consistency and profitability.

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TABLE 1. Estimated Heritability for Economically Important Traits in Beef Cattle QUANTITATIVE TRAITS (S)

HERITABILITY (H2)

Reproductive traits

QUANTITATIVE TRAITS (S)

HERITABILITY (H2)

Growth traits (Continued)

Age at puberty

0.40

Postweaning ADG (feedlot)

0.45

Weight at puberty

0.50

Postweaning ADG (pasture)

0.30

Scrotal circumference

0.50

Efficiency of feedlot gain

0.45

Primary sperm abnormalities

0.30

Maintenance (Mem)

0.50

Secondary sperm abnormalities

0.02

Yearling weight

0.40

Calving date

0.20

Mature weight

0.50

Calving ease

0.15

Gestation length

0.40

Carcass weight (at similar age)

0.40

Birth weight

0.40

Carcass quality grade

0.35

Pelvic area

0.50

Fat thickness

0.45

Body condition score

0.40

Yearling hip height

0.40

Calving interval

0.10

Yield grade

0.35

Tenderness

0.25

Growth traits

CARCASS TRAITS

Weaning weight

0.30

Shear force (WBS)

0.40

Milk production

0.20

Sensory panel

0.10

*Heritabilities below 0.20 are considered low, those 0.20 to 0.39 are considered medium, and those 0.40 and higher represent highly heritable traits. SOURCE: Van Eenennaam, A. DNA-Based, Marker-Assisted Selection in Beef Cattle. Cattle Producer’s Library. [Online] 2008. www.csubeef.com.

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The International Perspective By Erin Borror US Meat Export Federation Economist

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Export Federation (USMEF) to set records, increasing by launched personalized campaigns, nearly 80 percent since 2011. working to calm consumers’ fears, Fresh milk prices have also set including “We Care” in Japan, “To records as demand cannot be met Trust” in Korea, and “We Love by domestic production, and it is U.S. Beef ” in Taiwan. Fortunately proving challenging to transition we are now able to focus more on from backyard production to the positive commercialattributes scale dairy USMEF expects U.S. beef of U.S. beef, and beef exports to China would but safety industries. hit $500 million in the remains a key Some first year of access, with message. progress $1 billion in sight within Although was made the first 5 years. several during recent countries meetings maintain between barriers, China is the only major U.S. and Chinese government market still closed to U.S. beef. officials, as they committed to Just as China is a growing global continue to work on beef access economic power, it is also a in 2014. USMEF expects U.S. beef growing importer of beef. In 2013, exports to China would hit $500 China imported about $1.3 billion million in the first year of access, worth of beef – nearly five times with $1 billion in sight within the as much as in 2012. This trend is first 5 years. USMEF estimates expected to continue as China’s that beef exports to the region domestic production cannot (China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, and keep pace with growing demand. Macau), from all suppliers reached China’s beef prices have continued about $5.5 billion in 2013, making

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it by far the largest beef-importing region in the world. The U.S. is uniquely positioned to help meet growing global demand for high-quality, grain-fed beef. Even though our herd is at its lowest level in recent history, we continue to produce the most beef in the world. And, along with Canada, we are by far the most efficient. In terms of sustainability, researchers are now realizing that the U.S. model has significant benefits. We still face challenges, however, as our progressive industry often adopts technologies before the rest of the world, resulting in trade restrictions. In other cases, countries such China and Russia tend to embrace the European ideal, opposing use of all growth promoting feed additives and hormones. Russia banned U.S. red meat early last year due to beta-agonist residues, and the market remains closed. The U.S. was not the only casualty, as Mexico and Canada’s exports also suffered due to Russia’s restrictions. In December, Russia even placed restrictions on Australia’s exports due to residues from the growth promoting implant trenbolone (which is also used in the United States). Looking to the supply side, drought will continue to limit www.UTAHCATTLEMEN.org

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A14, JF Milestone x GW High Density BD 3/2/13 • BW 78 • WW 705

A15, SAV Brilliance x OLF Patriarch BD 3/5/13 • BW 76 • WW 700

R&R Genetics consists of three families running cattle operations in Northern Utah. Our cattle run on US Forest permits where they range at elevations reaching 9,500+ feet. Water is scarce and trips of 2-3 miles are common from one watering hole to the next. This is why we have chosen to run Angus and Simmental cattle. Both breeds offer a strong maternal instinct, solid milk flow and reproductive efficiency. This is coupled with great dispositions, strong carcass traits and good feet and legs. Our high elevation cattle bred in the west offer top end genetics at affordable prices. We implement a strong ET program and vast AI protocol. If you are looking for strong Angus, Simmental, and SimAngus® genetics, be sure to look us up March 22, 2014!

For a catalog of more information, call or email Kasey Rowser 435-757-4093 kaseyrowswer@yahoo.com

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The ONLY CHUTE with true equal pressure TOP to BOTTEM for MAXIMUM animal control and extended chute life!

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Rural Roots

By Spencer J. Cox Utah Lieutenant Governor

New State Leader Values Agriculture Community “Representative Cox, this is Governor Gary Herbert. I am anxious to speak with you. Please call me as soon as you can.” That is the entire text of a very unexpected voicemail I received on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. I was born and raised in Sanpete County, a sixth generation Fairview resident. Although we began as dairy farmers, my dad sold the cows when I was young, but continued farming 150 acres – mostly alfalfa. My summers were spent moving sprinkler pipe, plowing fields, hauling hay and herding sheep with my cousins. My wife was raised on a ranch in Mt. Pleasant and could milk a cow, buck bales and dock lambs with the best of them. However, like many rural kids, we could not wait to get away and swore we would never come back. After graduating from Snow College and Utah State University, I was accepted to the Washington and Lee School of Law in Lexington, Virginia. Looking forward to working on complicated issues in a law firm environment, you can imagine my surprise when, while interviewing with a very prominent attorney at one of the largest and most competitive law firms in Washington, D.C., he said, “I only have one question for you—have you ever hauled hay?” I was offered the job. The D.C. opportunity notwithstanding, we decided that we wanted to move back to Salt Lake City where I clerked for Federal District Judge Ted Stewart and went to work for a large law firm. However, following the birth of our third son, we recognized that something was missing in our 58

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life. We soon realized that the things we valued most in life had come as a result of how we were raised—and significantly—where we were raised. After a great deal of discussion and introspection, the answer became very clear. We decided to return to Fairview. Accepting a position as vice president and general counsel with CentraCom, a rural telecommunications company, I had the opportunity to hone my business skills, work with my kids on the family farm and give back to my community. I was appointed to a vacancy on the city council, served as Fairview City Mayor, Sanpete County Commissioner and, in 2012, was elected to the Utah House of Representatives, representing Sanpete and Juab counties. During this time, I also had the opportunity to serve as a co-chair, with then Lt. Gov. Greg Bell, of the Governor’s Rural Partnership Board. There, I was tasked with advising the governor on rural economic development

issues, including the importance of agriculture in our state. I felt like I had the perfect life. I married my high school sweetheart,

had a great job in one of the most beautiful places on earth and was raising my own children on the family farm. What could possibly go wrong? Like many in our State, I was surprised at the announcement that Lieutenant Governor Bell had decided to resign and return to the private sector. Speculation on potential replacements ran rampant culminating in a newspaper piece handicapping the top 30 candidates. Not surprisingly, there were no candidates from rural Utah (unless you count St. George as rural, which the authors did). As such, you can imagine my shock when I received that fateful September voicemail from Governor Herbert. There was, however, one hitch: If I accepted the position, I would have to move my family to Salt Lake City. This was a deal breaker for us. It was bad enough that I would be spending large amounts of time away from my family, but my children absolutely needed the support system of extended family and friends that existed in our rural home. Even more important, however, they needed the lessons of sacrifice and hard work that could only be taught on a farm or ranch. Fortunately, the governor agreed. So now I make the 90-minute commute from my house to the Capitol on most days, and spend a few nights each week in my uncle’s basement in Bountiful. As the lieutenant governor, of the great state of Utah, I have a unique opportunity to highlight the challenges and opportunities that exist in rural Utah I often joke with the governor VOLUME 1

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that the reason Salt Lake City is one of the greatest cities in the world to do business…is that you can drive an hour and no longer be in Salt Lake City. For those that live on the Wasatch Front, it can be easy to forget that milk, meat and wool really don’t come from Walmart. Rural Utah in general, and agriculture in particular, still play a vital role in Utah’s economy. With more than 16,000 farms and $2 billion in yearly economic output,

agriculture matters. And yet, not surprisingly, the average age of farm operators continues to rise (57.4 year of age in the last agriculture census) and the number of farms continues to decline. A society that does not value the production of food faces an uncertain future at best. And while the tangibles are easily argued, I also believe the intangibles of farming are equally important. As Thomas Jefferson once wrote to George Washington, “Agriculture is

our wisest pursuit, because it will, in the end, contribute most of real wealth, good morals and happiness.” Now, those of us who farm or ranch might question the “real wealth” portion of Jefferson’s statement. However, the good morals and happiness that come from hard work and a rural lifestyle are the real reason that D.C. attorney asked if I knew how to haul hay. Or, as my dad often says, “We kept the farm NOT to raise crops. We kept the farm to raise kids.”

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Barker Cattle Company

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Final Answer - Crossbred Bull

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Tom & Sally Ottley

Ruel & Tyler Barker 801-792-1036 801-372-0996

Featuring bulls sired by O’Reilly Factor, Game Day, Net Worth, Copyright, Shear Force, Upgrade, Amigo, Fat Butt, Saginaw, Black Jack, and Vendetta. Spring will be here before you know it! Mark your calendars for this year’s sale!

& 40+ SIMMY/ANGUS HEIFERS

SELLING OVER 70 BULLS

Burley, Idaho - 1:00 pm

Tuesday, March 4th 2014

Bull & Female Production Sale

O’Riley Factor - Purebred Angus

Blackjack - Simmental

These bulls and many more sell! More on www.barkercattle.com

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Extended-Release Injectable Parasiticide 5% Sterile Solution NADA 141-327, Approved by FDA for subcutaneous injection For the Treatment and Control of Internal and External Parasites of Cattle on Pasture with Persistent Effectiveness CAUTION: Federal law restricts this drug to use by or on the order of a licensed veterinarian. INDICATIONS FOR USE LONGRANGE, when administered at the recommended dose volume of 1 mL per 110 lb (50 kg) body weight, is effective in the treatment and control of 20 species and stages of internal and external parasites of cattle: Gastrointestinal Roundworms Cooperia oncophora – Adults and L4

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Featuring the Influence of TH 71U 719T Mr Hereford 11X The $135,000 highlight from Topp Herefords who’s untimely death has made his genetics some of the most sought after in the breed. He has a great birth to weaning spread with consistent eye and udder pigment. His direct progeny are available at Cache Cattle!

Our Philosophy

WE FOCUS ON THE NECESSARY ECONOMIC TRAITS, BOTH MEASURABLE AND IMMEASURABLE; MODERATE BIRTHWEIGHTS AND FRAME SCORES WITHOUT SACRIFICING PERFORMANCE. THE HEREFORD BREED IS MOVING TOWARDS STRONGER MATERNAL LINES, WHICH MEANS PIGMENT, DOABILITY, AND DISPOSITION MUST ALL BE IN CHECK. WE ALSO KNOW THAT IMF WILL BE CRUCIAL TO DEMAND BUYER ATTENTION. AT CACHE CATTLE, WE STRIVE FOR THIS OPTIMAL FEMALE BECAUSE WE KNOW THAT BEHIND EVERY GREAT BULL IS A GREAT FEMALE . CC 52S 28R Priscilla 22U

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One of the most consistent producers of power cattle that have that extra look we all like. Direct progeny are available now!

Division Champion in Reno! His influence will be felt for years at Cache Cattle. He may be the best bull calf we have raised to date!

She’s a cornerstone in our herd. Great uddered, consistent producer, and breeds power. Pigemented, correct, and stylish. She’s got one son in an AI stud.

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PRIVATE TREAT Y BUL L S AND HEIFERS FOR S A L E • PAP TESTED AT 7,000 FT • • BL ACK ANGUS • • C ALVING EASE • • FERTILIT Y • • STRONG EPDS • • MODER ATE FR AMED • • STRONG FEET • •R ANGE READY •

Tabor Dahl PO Box 1422 • 2405 Lower Boulder Rd Boulder, UT 84716 (h) 435-335-7432 • (o) 435-335-7466 (c) 775-385-5911 www.robison-ranch.com

2014 INTERMOUNTAIN GENETIC ALLIANCE

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Saturday

MARCH 1, 2014 1 p.m.

ANGUS PRODUCTION SALE

Juab County Fairgrounds, Nephi, Utah

Selling:

60 15

Head of Yearling Angus Bulls

Yearling Heifers

Offering includes bulls out of these 2 well known sires HOOVER DAM

MYTTY IN FOCUS

Offering Cattle From These Breeders: MOON ANGUS 435-822-2283 WALKING X ANGUS 435-231-1176 ANDERSON ANGUS 801-423-2177

LYNN ANGUS 435-623-1567 BLACKETT ANGUS 435-623-7089 • 801-372-1456 MILES HIGH ANGUS 435-454-3278

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All bulls will be PAP tested.

For more information regarding the sale call 435-660-0630 or visit us on the web at www.igabulls.com www.UTAHCATTLEMEN.org

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Index of Advertisers ABS........................................................... 54 Accelerated Genetics.............................. 31 AllFlex, USA............................................ 70 American Angus Association............... 22 American Hereford Association........... 45 Banks Cattle Co...................................... 59 Barker Cattle Co..................................... 61 Bastian Red Angus................................. 64 Cache Cattle Co...................................... 65 Color Country Bull Sale........................ 34 DBC Angus............................................. 64 Ekker Herefords...................................... 72 Fullmer Crescent Moon Angus............ 29 Genex, CRi.............................................. 66 Gillespie Livestock.................................. 53 Hall Herefords......................................... 62 Harrison Tire Tanks............................... 64 Hoffman AI Breeders............................. 62 Hot Shoe Red Angus.............................. 60 Intermountain Farmers (IFA)............... 14 Intermountain Genetic Alliance........... 67 Ipsen Cattle Co....................................... 19 Jasperson Cattle...................................... 46 Johansen Herefords................................ 33

Keller Cattle Corp..................................... 8 King Limousin........................................ 41 Lazy A Angus.......................................... 34 Lisonbee Angus...................................... 43 Lund Ranch............................................. 21 Lyman Livestock Sale............................. 37 McPherson Farms.................................. 28 Merck....................................................... 32 Merial................................................. 62, 63 Mira Mar Angus..................................... 10 Multi Min................................................ 18 Mytty Angus Ranch............................... 25 Novartis................................................... 13 Phil Allen ads Sons................................. 28 Powder River............................................. 6 Quest of the West Bull Sale................... 71 R & R Genetics Sale................................ 56 Raise ‘Em Right Ranch.......................... 15 Redd Ranches............................................ 2 Rees Bros. Cattle..................................... 44 Riverbend Ranch.................................... 36 Robins Nest Angus Ranch..................... 18 Robison Ranch........................................ 67 Roche Cattle Co...................................... 50

Rocky Mountain Ultrasound................ 12 RV Bar Ranch.......................................... 52 Saddle Horn Ranch................................ 10 Select Sires............................................... 42 Shandar Angus Ranch........................... 55 Shaw Cattle Co........................................ 69 Silencer/Moly Mfg.................................. 57 Sitz Angus.................................................. 7 Snake River Bull Test.............................. 47 Sorensen Angus Ranch.......................... 34 Steve Smith Angus and Gelbvieh......... 26 Sutherlin Farms Red Angus.................. 51 Top Hat Simmentals............................... 35 Utah Angus Association........................ 23 Utah Beef Council.................................. 10 Utah Beef Improvement Association... 27 Ward Angus Ranch................................ 17 Western Ag Credit.................................. 11 Western Video Market........................... 39 Yardley Cattle Company.......................... 3 Zions Bank.............................................. 67 Zoetis........................................................ 24

Thank you to all our advertisers for their support of the Utah Cattlemen’s Association!

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Shaw Cattle Co. Production Sale

February 19, 2014 - 12 p.m. (MST)

400 Hereford, Angus & Red Angus Bulls

CONNEALY FINAL PRODUCT 68 Sons Sell

THR THOR 4029 18 Sons Sell

Other Hereford AI sires include 8502, Redeem, 175, Peerless & Efficient.

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SITZ DIMENSION 8607 52 Sons Sell

Other Angus AI sires include Rito Revenue, Impression, Ten X, Brilliance & Right Answer.

SCHU-LAR RED BULL 18X 16 Sons Sell

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Quest of theWEST

100 Bulls Sell! FRIDAY, MAR 7th, 2014 (5:30 p.m. Dinner Time)

6:00 p.m. Sale Time

Spanish Fork Fairgrounds, 475 S Main St

Bull Sale SPANISH FORK, UT

Angus, SimAngus, Chiangus, Balancers, Gelbvieh, Simmental Sons of These Bulls Sell!

“Goodnight”(Gv)

“Shockwave”(An)

“Manifest” (Sm)

TRICH & Fertility tested PAP tested. EPDs & Performance Data PI tested negative for BVD. Long Yrlgs & Yearlings Bulls displayed and sell in one big building, inside, out of the weather! Dinner served at 5:30 p.m.!

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Bulls built for the Commercial Cowman!

O UR H ERDSIRES

Churchill Outcross 1217Y ET • 43237197 (bw)+5.6 (ww)+65 (yw)+104 (m)+26 (mg)+59 (sc)+1.4 (re)+.79 1217Y is our newest edition to our herd bull battery but dispalys as much potential as any we’ve had! His structure, mass, and performance all while starting with a 78 lb bw.! He was a class winner at the ‘13 NWSS!

CL1 Domino 886U • 42897580 (bw)+6.0 (ww)+60 (yw)+94 (m)+39 (mg)+69 (sc)+1.5 (re)+.25 886U is the current walking herdsire at Ekker’s and was Cooper’s ‘09 second high seller at $30,000 to Holden Herefords! 14 sons in Holden Herefords Sale, MT, were the top selling sire group in a sale that averaged $8,446!

At Ekker Herefords, we strive to breed the best Horned genetics available. We select only top herd sires and breed them to proven cows with the intent to continually move our genetic base for ward. We welcome visitors anytime!

T AKI NG BULL ORDERS F O R 2 0 1 4 . C A LL TO DAY TO RES ERV E YO U R

E KKER H EREFORD! H5 408 Domino 151 • 43207105 (bw)+2.1(ww)+58 (yw)+100 (m)+31 (mg)+60 (sc)+1.4 (re)+.34 151 was our selection of the Harrell Herefords Sale in 2012 and is everything we hoped he would be. He is a curve-bending sire was below breed avg for bw, yet in the top 1% for weaning and yearling EPDs! EH Odyssey 041X • 43085064 (bw)+4.5 (ww)+58 (yw)+95 (m)+27 (mg)+56 (sc)+1.1 (re)+.39 041X has been a solid producer for us and was retained in our herd for the cow family that backs him. We look for him to sire excellent maternal traits!

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Utah Cattleman Seedstock Edition

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