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PERFORMANCE IS EVERYTHING

ur breeding philosophy has lasted 93 years. We have constantly improved these cattle to be profitable in some of the toughest country you can run cows in. They range from high desert to high alpine country. These are low input, high output cattle, the kind that will help you be profitable.

AI Herd Sires RED ANGUS

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SELLING 200 BULLS Saturday April 8, 2017

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YCattleCompany ardleY ALL BULLS ARE PAP & FERTILITY TESTED WITH ULTRASOUND DATA .

Beaver is only 200 miles from Salt Lake City or Las Vegas.

D313 PB Simmental

Stepping Stone x Y1 Attraction. BW: 92 WW 686

D284 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Real Steel x Brilliance. BW: 84 WW: 700

Why use Yardley Bulls

1. Yardley bulls have eye appeal and conformation to sire calves that will top the market, and performance and growth to push down the scales. Feeders want Yardley sired calves because of their eye appeal and gainability 2. Their heifer calves will be the best cows that you have ever owned. 3. These bulls are grown in big lots where they get plenty of exercise. Wintered mostly on hay so they can live on grass, many buyers tell us they like our bulls because they, “don’t have to pamper them.” Performance comes from their ability to convert forage, not from an excess of grain. 4. Our focus has always been on our maternal traits and cow families. We have AI’d for 49 years selecting the best bulls we can find. Selection emphasis is placed on fleshing ability and performance to excel on the range, in the pasture and feedlot, with eye appeal to be competitive in the show ring. 5. Our cattle have natural fleshing ability to stay fat on grass. Our cows take care of themselves wintering on desert winter range without any hay and calve unassisted on their own. If you want the best we have them In volume. our cattle In thIs year’s female sale went to 22 states, the bulls last year sold to 21 states and canada.

Nickles & Dimes x Lonestar BW: 83 WW: 726

D409 PB Maine Anjou

D413 1/2 SM 1/2 AN Yardley High Regard x SAV Mustang. BW:82 WW: 754.

D428 PB Angus

D283 PB Angus SAV Patron x Yardley Skipper. BW: 73 WW: 731

D338 3/4 Simmental

D332 1/2 SM 1/2 AN

Whirl of Dream x Mt Pass. BW: 88 WW: 829

Yardley Zion x Santana. BW: 75 WW: 720

48th Annual

Bull Sale SATURDAY, March 11, 2017

Yardley Big Step x Special Delivery. BW: 91 WW: 737

D445 PB Angus Yardley Royal Jet x Final Product BW: 85 WW: 773

200 BULLS SELL!

B l a c k S i m m e n ta l S , m a i n e a n j o u S , & a n g u S

1:00 P.M. Mst Beaver, Ut

Gib Yardley 435-310-0041 Steven Yardley 435-310-1725 Rodney Teichert 801-824-8851

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UTAH CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION

Serving Ranchers Since 1890

Table of Contents

UCA PRESIDENT Joe Fuhriman, Nibley

Working For You

1ST VICE PRESIDENT Mark Wintch, Milford 2ND VICE PRESIDENTS Laurie Munns, Hansel Valley Tracy HAtch, Randolf Toby Hoffman, Thatcher Immediate Past President Don Anderson, Callao Executive Vice President Brent Tanner Utah Beef Council Director of Marketing 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, checkout our member benefits by visiting www.utahcattlemen.org The Utah Cattleman newsletter is published monthly with this one-time annual publication published in February. This publication is sent to all UCA members and its affliates as part of their annual dues as well as prospective members of the Utah Cattlemen’s Association. 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, Utah 84102 (ISSN #3933) mailed from USPS facility in Jefferson City, Mo.

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Are you asking the right questions?...............8 Utah Beef Council unveils new website........12 New NCBA President Shares Views.................... 20. Public Lands Issues Impacting You................... 38.

Interest & Education Keeping It In The Family............................................26 Supplementing during tough times................46 New USU President an Agvocate......................... 52 A New Age In Beef Production.............................58 When Progress Pays You Back...............................64 Simmental Publishes Stayability EPDs...............80 USU Graduates First Veterinarians...................86 Index of Advertisers....................................................94


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Why Are you Doing That? Sometimes Questions Are Okay By Utah Cattlemen’s Association Executive Vice President Brent Tanner

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hen my kids were just toddlers they always followed me around the house and outside asking the same question, “Dad, why are you doing that?” Now that my kids are teenagers and in their early twenties, they still ask basically the same question, but sometimes in a little different tone. “Why do we have to do that?” As I stop and think about it, those are questions we probably all should be asking ourselves every day. Why are we doing what we do? And, why do we do it that way? Why are you a cattle rancher? Some would answer that they do it for the great lifestyle. Others would say that it is a great way to raise kids. Some may be focused on the big profits that many think come with ranching. Others would answer that they are providing the world with a high quality, great tasting food item. Why do ranchers join the Utah Cattlemen’s Association? Why would ranchers choose to join together to help protect the industry we all love? Why do some ranchers volunteer and spend hours of their own time to support the association? There is not one of us that hasn’t sat horseback on an open ridgeline, overlooking a herd of grazing cattle, and thought we had the greatest lifestyle. Nothing is more fun than seeing a bunch of healthy baby calves running and bucking around the feed ground on a sunny spring morning. And, of course, we all know that rewarding feeling when the best set of steers we have ever raised walks off the scales and onto the semi going to

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their buyer. Why? We do it because we love it, and because our lifestyle has many positive paybacks. Oh yes, there are those days when you ask in a negative tone, “Why in the world am I doing this?” Those would be the days when the thermometer reads below zero, the tractor won’t start, hungry cows are bawling and the pipes are frozen. Or maybe the morning after you just spent a whole sleepless night calving heifers in the cold, and after a 5 minute break to catch some breakfast, you go back out and find a frozen baby calf that didn’t make it. Yes, those are very discouraging days that make everyone wonder why they are doing it. But just remember, no matter whom you are, or what your employment might be, everyone has bad days. When a 105 year old woman was asked how she remained so positive, she replied, “Oh I have my infirmities and my bad days just like everyone else. I just choose not to spend any time and reside in them. I choose to live in the many great days of my life.” In the cattle industry, we have plenty of good days and plenty of bad days. A colorful autumn day on the mountain in a saddle erases a lot of memories of challenges we face in the industry. So, why are you doing what you are doing? Are you finding the best that you can in life? Are you making choices that improve your life and your ranch? Why are you using the breeding program you have selected in your cow herd? Why are you purchasing seedstock from a certain supplier? Why do you use certain

agriculture products? In the words of my teenagers, “Do we have to do it that way?” The seedstock producers and vendors in this publication have found their reasons for producing various kinds and types of products. It is up to us to be like the kids and ask “why are they doing that?” Why do they produce something different? Why do they do it that way? But more importantly, we should be asking, “Can we learn something because they are doing it that way?” Those little toddlers that asked me a million times why I did something didn’t want to be annoying. They genuinely wanted to know why something was the way it was. Take some time to study this issue of the Utah Cattlemen’s Seedstock Magazine. Call a few of the breeders and vendors; ask them why they do what they do and why they feel their genetics or products would work for you. Ask yourself if becoming involved in the Utah Cattlemen’s Association may benefit you and your ranch. Maybe you will learn something new just by asking “Why?”

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BARKER CATTLE COMPANY

BULL AND FEMALE PRODUCTION SALE

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 Burley Livestock Auction, Burley, Idaho • 1:00  () Complimentary lunch served at 11:00 AM. Selling sons of breed-leading Simmental and Angus sires, including:

TJ MAKERS MARK 215Y

YARDLEY MAN OF WAR B475 Simmental CE 9.0 • WW 67.6 • YW 104.3 • API 112.1

SimAngus™ CE 23.3 • WW 54.2 • YW 89.7 • API 199.1

RB TOUR OF DUTY 177

BOSS PROWLER 203

BASIN PAYWEIGHT 1682

SimAngus™ CE 16.4 • WW 85.9 • YW 146.3 • API 169.9

Angus CED +6 • WW +67 • YW +121 • $Beef +158.31

J BAR J NIGHTRIDE 225Z

Angus CED +10 • WW +63 • YW +107 • $Wean +66.99

Angus CED +7 • WW +71 • YW +122 • $Beef +180.41

We focus on the TRAITS that PROFIT Western Cattlemen: Calving Ease • BW • WW • YW • API

SALE MANAGED BY:

Marty Ropp 406-581-7835 Garrett Thomas 936-714-4591 www.alliedgeneticresources.com

www.barkercattle.com

Ruel & Tyler Barker 801-792-1036 801-372-0996 Tom & Sally Ottley 208-312-3085 208-638-5571 tosalott@atcnet.net

Selling 100 Simmental, Angus and SimAngus™ Bulls 50 Simmental, Angus and SimAngus™ Yearling Heifers

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10th Annual

PERFORMANCE TESTED

BULL & FEMALE SALE Saturday • February 25, 2017 • 1pm Held at the Ranch – 7673 Hwy 40, Jensen, UT

Quaker Hill Rampage 0A36 CED +9, BW +1.5, WW +81, YW +140, Milk +35, Marb +.36, REA + 1.74, CW +85, Fat -.027, $W +83.15, $F +119.09, $G +36.04, $B +190.99

• All Bulls Will Be Semen, Trich, PAP Scored. • Free Feeding on all bulls until June 1, 2017. • Free Delivery on 5 or more bulls up to 150 miles from sale site.

Connealy Capitalist 028 CED +11, BW -.1, WW +59, YW +100, Milk +23, Marb +.48, REA +.97, CW +28, Fat +.132, $W +65.51, $F +56.21, $G +23.39, $B +90.75

SIRES IN USE: VAR Discovery 2240, LCC New Standard, KCF Bennett Absolute, Connealy Confidence 0100, RB Tour of Duty 177, Connealy Black Granite, Sitz Sensation 693A, Connealy In Sure 8524.

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CED +8, BW +.2, WW +65, YW +124, Milk +26, Marb +1.14, REA +.60, CW +57, Fat -.064, $W +77.77, $F +95.68, $G +53.95, $B +173.72

SELLING 70 Service Age Bulls 20 Cow Calf Pairs

RB Tour Of Duty 177

CED +6, BW +2.4, WW +67, YW +122, Milk +33, Marb +.41, REA +.93, CW +56, Fat -.124, $W +66.54, $F +95.35, $G +41.05, $B +163.71 Randy Vincent 435/828-1111 Randan Vincent 435/828-1116 Jake Wilkins 435/828-8391 rvranch@easilink.com www.rvbarangus.com

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

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Better Measurement Equals Better Management By Utah Beef Council Director of Marketing Jacob Schmidt, RDN

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he year 2016 was an eventful one for beef and the Beef Checkoff. Over the past several years, the Beef Checkoff – both nationally and here in Utah – has been transitioning away from traditional media, such as magazines and radio, moving more checkoff dollars into the online advertising arena. This includes paid search advertising, social media advertising and display advertising. Measurability, or lack thereof, is one of the largest disadvantages of traditional advertising. You can send it out, but you have no way of knowing who it is reaching, or how they are reacting to it. John Wanamaker was an American merchant who made a fortune in retail, and was considered a pioneer in marketing. He said, “Half the money I spend on advertising is wasted; the trouble is, I don’t know which half.” The great news is we now have a much better chance than Wanamaker did of identifying which

half of our advertising is working, because online advertising is highly measurable. Not only can we target exactly who we want to reach, but we can measure how many people see or interact with what we advertise, and calculate the cost per interaction. It’s also becoming big business by growing in market share and has overtaken traditional advertising in many markets. Most online advertising fits into either paid search or display advertising. Paid search advertising is the largest advertising category, which is dominated by Google. We pay to have our ads displayed to users as they type queries into search engines. The ads usually appear as links in the search engine results pages. The Utah Beef Council has partnered with the federation division of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to extend past buys using this kind of advertising. Advertising dollars were spent this

Image 1. New Utah Beef Council Website

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past year for Utah only in this regard as well. This advertising sent those searching for beef information to the beefitswhatsfordinner.com website. For 2017, the Utah Beef Council is undergoing a complete update of its website at utahbeef.org. It should be up and running about the time you are reading this article. With the newly updated site, we can send searches directly to our local website. We have our own analytics software that tells us a lot of information about what people are looking at on our site. Additionally, those we purchase the search advertising from can provide us with additional demographic details about those who visit our site. This information allows us to tailor what we put on the site to have maximum impact, and to know what people are looking for. We will have our own searchable collection of beef recipes CONTINUED ON PAGE 14

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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 12 directly on our site as well. Image 1 belowe shows what the new site looks like. Display advertising is the next most popular form of online advertising. Ad banners appear on websites in various sizes, positions and formats, including text, images and video. They can be displayed to all visitors, or their display can be triggered by the visitor’s profile, location or interests to make them more relevant and effective. This is where more of our checkoff dollars are being spent now here in Utah. We have placed banner ads and videos on the fox13now.com website, which run in conjunction with the Fox13 Café segments that we sponsor each Tuesday. Our rate of those clicking on banner ads is consistently double that of the national average. Image 2 , below shows the new banner ad for the Utah Beef Council. National checkoff dollars are Image 2. New Utah Beef Council Banner Ad

being spent on social media platforms such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Utah Beef Council has increased spending in this area as well, focusing on Facebook. Facebook knows a lot about their users’ demographics, interests, and online activities. With all of this information they are proving very effective at targeting ad messages to those that we wish to advertise to. While it would be great to convert every vegetarian into a beef eater; the reality is we rarely change anyone’s mind in this way from our advertising efforts. However, if we can get one person/family that likes beef, to include it as a meal one more time per week, then we can really move the needle in the amount of beef sold. We can select an audience among those that like our page, the friends of those that like our page, or create entirely new audiences based upon our selected interests. These are chosen to align with whatever recipe or information we might be sharing. The feedback from Facebook gives us the tools and information to tailor

our messages and audience. This is the measurability that we lack when advertising on the radio or in print. As we move forward in this digital age, we will continue to use the tools that allow us to engage with our target audience more than we ever have in the past. We will continue to share the positive story of how beef is produced, and those who produce it, how well beef fits into a healthy diet, and all the delicious ways it can be prepared. The end goal is to have an informed consumer that feels great about choosing greattasting beef more often.

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& 36th Annual Bull and Female Sale Monday, March 13th, 2017

at Spring Cove Ranch, Bliss, Idaho 1:00 pm MDT

Selling 160 Angus Bulls & 75 Angus heifers 40 Hereford bulls & 10 Red Angus Bulls 26 Open & Bred Hereford Heifers

Angus since 1919

Selling Sons and Daughters by these breed leading sires:

Spring Cove Reno 4021 reg 17926446

Selling 5 Reno ET sons out of a Whiskey daughter

CED+10 BEPD-.1 WEPD+65 YEPD+114 SC+1.10 MEPD+29 CW+46 Marb+.81 Rib+.59 $W+73.48 $F+91.82 $B+164.42

Quaker Hill Rampage 0A36 reg 16925771 “20 high performing Rampage sons sell”

CED+9 BEPD+1.5 WEPD+81 YEPD+140 SC+1.32 MEPD+36 CW+84 Marb+.37 Rib+1.69 $W+83.94 $F+118.63 $B+190.78

JBB/AL Herefords James & Dawn Anderson/ Bev Bryan 208-280-1505 208-934-5378 1998 S 1500 E Gooding, Idaho 83330 jbbalherefords@hotmail.com Find us on Facebook

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Basin Bonus 4345 reg 17904142

Sire: Basin Payweight 1682

Sitz Longevity 566Z reg 17179073

15 sons sell

“Longevity daughters are model Angus cows”

CED+9 BEPD-.8 WEPD+75 YEPD+129 SC+.63 MEPD+30 CW+67 Marb+.92 Rib+.93 $W+85.30 $F+109.36 $B+179.84

CED+5 BEPD-.1 WEPD+62 YEPD+107 SC+.90 MEPD+40 CW+24 Marb+.75 Rib+.48 $W+79.69 $F+66.21 $B+94.73

Schu-Lar Red Bull 18X reg 43084009

Sire:R Puckster 2013 Dam by: Feltons Legend 242 CED+8.5 BEPD-.2 WEPD+57 YEPD+96 SC+.80 M&G+49 Rib+.41 Marb-.03 CHB+$29

S A V Ten Speed 3022 reg 17633563 “13 Ten Speed sons sell March 13th

CED+5 BEPD+.7 WEPD+69 YEPD+131 SC+1.24 MEPD+28 CW+64 Marb+.84 Rib+.99 $W+67.46 $F+109.36 $B+182.72

For Sale Catalogs call: 208-352-4332

Spring Cove Ranch Art and Stacy Butler 269 Spring Cove Rd Bliss, Idaho 83314 208-352-4332 www.springcoveranch.com info@springcoveranch.com Find us on Facebook

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e v i l s u n i o J r online! o WE HOPE TO SEE YOU AT THESE UPCOMING EVENTS... SHASTA LIVESTOCK AUCTION YARD, COTTONWOOD, CA CONSIGNMENT DEADLINE FEBRUARY 23

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SHAW CATTLE CO.

ANNUAL BULL SALE Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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Angus AI sires include Payweight 1682, Black Granite, Innovation, Reserve, Substantial, Dominance and Denver.

Hereford AI sires include Hometown, York, On Target 936, Peerless, Tested and Wonder.

• First Breeding Season

SHAW CATTLE CO. IS HONORED TO BE THE 2016 BEEF IMPROVEMENT FEDERATION (BIF) SEEDSTOCK PRODUCER OF THE YEAR!

Since 1946

Guarantee • Sight-unseen Purchases Fully Guaranteed • Family Owned and Operated for 70 Years

Red Angus AI sires include Redemption, Pinnacle and Conquest.

CONTACT US TO RECEIVE A SALE BOOK

SHAW CATTLE CO. 22993 Howe Road, Caldwell, ID 83607 greg@shawcattle.com www.shawcattle.com HEREFORD | ANGUS | RED ANGUS www.UTAHCATTLEMEN.org

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Johansen Herefords Backed by 38 years of performance Line One Breeding! Our Program Our herd consists of 130 registered Hereford females. The program began in 1979 with an emphasis on PERFORMANCE and PREDICTIBILITY. Since the beginning, the base herd has been Line-One bred. It has been proven over time that these genetics are superior for our environment. Our goal is to continue to improve and strive to create the perfect female. This can be achieved by a rigorous culling program that focuses on soundness, fertility, longevity, udder quality, easy fleshing, and overall phenotype.

Trait Balanced Herd Bulls! BW +3.3 WW +57 +88 YW +27 M +56 MG $CHB +24

CL 1 Domino 2160Z

2160Z is a stout, smooth Cooper 0145X son with natural thickness, spring of rib, and length of body. 2160Z’ sons are moderately framed and loaded with muscle. His daughters are phenotypically some of our best!

BW +1.9 WW +58 +88 YW +35 M +64 MG $CHB +25

HH Advance 2158Z

2158Z he is a powerhouse herd bull. 2158 is a tremendous bull that is as long spined, thick butted, deep sided, and well marked. He is an easy fleshing bull that has added performance, maternal, and carcass strength to his progeny. He ranks in the top 1% of the breed on MARB EPD. BW +2.0 WW +54 +86 YW +36 M +62 MG $CHB +25

BW +1.6 WW +56 +90 YW +29 M +57 MG $CHB +20

CL1 Domino 472B 472B is a clean-fronted bull with a pedigree that targets calving ease and maternal power. 472B has a lot of hip, depth of rib and volume. His progeny have lower birth weights without losing performance.

BW +4.3 WW +49 +82 YW +28 M +52 MG $CHB +29

HH Advance 3033A

Used AI in our herd, he is the 3rd high selling bull in Holden’s 2014 Sale at $50,000. Calving ease combined with extra length of body, pigment, muscle, and eye appeal.

HH Advance 5011C

Our Junior Herd Sire! 5011 was our pick of the 2016 Holden sale! He is a well marked, dark red, good pigmented 1131 son with a huge hip and a deep quarter and extra overall dimension from end to end. We will have a good group of AI and natural calves in 2017. Owned with Holden Herefords, MT.

Our website has a new look! Check us out at johansenherefords.com

Call today for more information. Visitors always welcome!

PO Box 199 • Castle Dale, UT Jonathan • (435) 650-8466 Craig • (435) 820-8490 johansenherefords@gmail.com www.johansenherefords.com

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Feature Sale Bulls! JH Advance 6101D

Here is 3033 son with good pigment and extra muscle. He is thick-made, big-topped, square hipped with extra volume and fleshing-ability.

JH Advance 6122D

A thick, long-made 2158 son with extra spring of rib. 6122 will add performance and length. He had a 711 pounds adjusted 205 day weight. He has strong carcass traits and ranks in the top 10% of the breed for marbling.

JH Advance 6104D Another growthy 3033 son that is red to the ground. He has the frame and length to add pounds to your calves. His WW ratio was 110 with an adjusted 205 day wt. of 749 lb.

35 BULLS

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A SELECT GROUP SELLS IN THE UBIA SALE MARCH 18!

• GUARANTEED • • STOUT • • PIGMENTED • • CARCASS MERIT • • LINE-BRED • • HETEROSIS •

JH L1 Domino 6124D

A well-marked 2160 son with a lot of eye-appeal. He is fully pigmented, well-marked and thick-made. A strong maternal bull! His dam is a very good uddered female with strong performance on her first two sons.

T H E H ETERO SIS A DVA N TAGE F o r t h e c o m m e rc i a l o p e ra t ion , t h e

JH L1 Domino 6130D

An athletic 2160 son that is very correct in his pattern. He is a smooth moving bull that is clean fronted and exhibits extra neck extension.

JH L1 Domino 6132D

Another thick made 2160 son that has the phenotype and growth that is sought after. He is soft made, deep sided, and extra fancy!

a d va n t a g e s o f c ro s s bre e d i n g h a ve b een p rove n a n d t e s t e d ove r t i m e . Resea rc h s h ows t h a t F 1 c ow s c a n re s u lt in a 6 % h i g h e r c a l v i n g ra t e , 4% h i g h er c a lf s u r v i va l ra t e , 8% i n c re a s e i n effi c ien c y, 38% i n c re a s e i n l o n g e v i t y, a n d 2 5 % i n c re a s e i n l i f e t i m e p ro d u c t i v it y. Wit h o u r t i g h t b re e d i n g p ro g ra m , ou r h erd a ve ra g e s ove r a 20% i n b re e d in g c oe ffi c i e n t . Th i s i n b re e d i n g c o effi c ien t w i l l a d d a n e x t ra p u n c h o f h et erosis t o t h e c o m m e rc i a l bu ye r wh o u s e s Jo h a n s e n He re f o rd bu l l s .

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The Land of Mediocrity By 2017 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden

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s a cow-calf and feedlot operator, I know firsthand that quality makes a difference in my operation. I pride myself in producing the highest-quality animals and beef possible—and let’s be honest, ls, isn’t that the point of being in business? That’s what makes the newly proposed rules from USDA’s Grain Inspection, Packers and Stockyards Administration (GIPSA) particularly concerning to cattlemen and women who are in the business of producing the world’s highest quality protein. The new rules will, among other things, put the government in the position to dictate how we market our animals and deciding what is “fair.” I can safely say that most cattlemen and women understand their herds and their marketing programs far better than government officials who sit behind desks in Washington, D.C., and their help on sale day isn’t necessary or wanted. No one understands our business better than the people who live it and have a vested interest in the bottom line of the operation, and that includes the government. We’ve seen significant regulatory overreach by the outgoing Obama administration, from the massive expansion of “waters of the United States” rule under the Clean Water Act to the declaration of more national monuments than any other president in history. Maybe it was inevitable that the government would eventually expand to include how we market our cattle and even what price we receive when we sell. That’s

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the net effect of the newly proposed GIPSA rules. The new rules are so poorly received that Congress voted twice to block their implementation, for even members of Congress know that the government shouldn’t be in the business of arbitrarily determining “fairness.” Although the proposed GIPSA rules are intended to protect cattlemen and women from unfair pricing practices, what they will do in reality is reduce our sale prices to reflect the average quality of cattle on the market in any given week. This will pull down prices paid for good cattle, rather than increase prices for lower-than-average cattle. Value-added programs, grid marketing and all other forms of adding value to our cattle would likely disappear. We will erase any advances in marketing that we’ve created in the past three decades. Even some of our industry’s most successful programs, such as Certified Angus Beef, will be at risk if the proposed GIPSA rules are allowed to take effect. Imagine you’ve invested in topquality bulls every year, or as a cattle feeder, you buy top-quality feeder cattle. You’ve made cow selection decisions based on carcass data and you’ve reached the point where you’re being rewarded because your cattle consistently grade better on the rail than average. You’ve been rewarded for that hard work and your investment has paid dividends. Now imagine you’re getting the same price for your cattle as the folks who have

made no such investments of time and money. Why would you keep investing in genetics when you’re not being rewarded for spending money to improve your herd? That’s the net impact of the proposed GIPSA rules. “Fairness” as defined by the government will mean that our industry reverts back to pricing cattle on the average and there will be no benefit to adding value to your herd because you’ll receive the same price as the individuals who don’t. To pay otherwise will expose every segment of our industry to lawsuits and investigations because all it takes to levy the claim is an allegation of unfairness. No standard of proof of “competitive injury” will be required under the new rules because there is no definition of “fair” included in the proposed rules. There is no way to evaluate how we will be judged by bureaucrats in Washington, D.C. It’s a trial lawyer’s dream and a cattleman’s nightmare. I’ve never been a fan of the thinking that has led Americans down the road where everyone gets a trophy, but that’s where we are today and that’s what the proposed GIPSA rules are going to force on the cattle markets. There’s no difference between everyone getting a trophy and no one getting a trophy, and either way we end up in the same place…stuck in a land of mediocrity where the government decides what you deserve. Sound fair?

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“Best of the Best” 254 Head Sell

142 Hereford Bulls • 78 Angus Bulls 20 Hereford Heifers

37 Annual Production Sale th

BULLS INCLUDE TWO YEAR OLDS, JUNIOR & SENIOR BULLS COMPLETE PERFORMANCE DATA INCLUDING EPDS, SCROTAL MEASUREMENT, ULTRASOUND & CARCASS DATA

Monday, February 27, 2017 At the Ranch • Bruneau, Idaho

Special Attraction: Selling the right to flush your pick of our entire first calf heifers. Numerous daughters of Miles McKee, Stockman, 88X, Trust, Hometown 10Y will be available to flush to the bull of your choice!

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LOT 12 - C 105Y CATAPULT 6046

LOT 29 - C 1311 5280 LAD 6077 ET

LOT 54 - C 1311 5280 LAD 6121 ET

these lots were in Colyer’s 2015 string of pen bulls at Denver! BW

1.2 WW

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YW 99

MK 39

IMF -.03 URE .45

Top herd bull prospect by the popular Catapult and one of the top young donor cows. We could write a book on all positives this bull has going for him. Birthweight 80 pounds combined with the 2nd heaviest weaning calves and a WWR of 123%. All females on the bottom side have been donors for us. Top 10% Calving ease YEPD and $CHB, top 15% BEPD, top 2% WEPD and top 1% Milk.

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LOT 58 - C 1311 5280 LAD 6128 ET

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2.7 WW

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YW 83

MK 34

IMF .08

2.7 WW

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YW 83

MK 34

IMF .08

URE .48

These kind of herd bulls are rare and they don’t come along often. We feel that lot 29 is a herd changing sire that we will use in our program. He is smooth, correct and hard to fault. Extremely tight sheath, lots of forerib and rear body depth in a powerful muscular package. Terms to be announced sale day.

BW

LOT 74 - C R111 WILDCAT 6166 ET

URE .48

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YW 98

MK 26

IMF .24

URE .52

2.7 WW

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YW 83

MK 34

IMF .08

URE .48

This brother has been one of the favorites all along and will be a member of our pen of 3 bulls in Denver. He is enjoyable to look at with extra extension thru his front end. Not many can match his muscle shape especially his upper hip and width of pins.

LOT 76 - C 1008X REGAL 6170

BW

4.3 WW

64

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IMF .07

URE .65

This one has been a favorite all summer and as time goes on he keeps getting even better. He will be a member of our pen of 3 bulls in Denver. He is striking in his look with dark color and short marking but what is most impressive about this one is his structure. This bull will see heavy use this spring in our program.

This is one of the more anticipated well thought of matings in the sale. All of them are long bodied, straight lined and have extra color and pigment. This is the first crop of “Wildcat” calves and this flush by the proven “R111” donor will be a popular choice.

Polled Herd sire prospect and one of the massive and performance oriented bulls in the entire offering. Top 3% for WEPD, Top 10% for YEPD, Milk and Ribeye and top 5% for CHB. He is the natural raised son of 1008X that is dam of 2 National Champion females.

LOT 96 - C CURRENCY NOTE 6251 ET

LOT 179 - CCC COURAGE 6033

LOT 198 - CCC BLACK GRANITE 6067

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60

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MK 28

IMF -.05 URE .65

Here is a herd bull prospect and has as much style and balance as any in the sale. He is a full brother to the Foundation heifer that brought $120,000 in Denver and is a role model female at GKB. Top 10% for WEPD, top 20% YEPD, top 15% Milk, top 5% Ribeye and top 35% $CHB.

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Top herd bull prospect by Courage. He may be the highest performing bull we have ever raised and with a tremendous amount of muscle. Dam is a great young cow with an AWWR of 116 and AYWR of 105. Top 10% CED, top 1% WEPD, top 4% YEPD, top 10% Milk and Ribeye while still maintaining a breed average for Mature cow weight.

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A Black Granite son with extra style and eye appeal. He combines that with some of the best numbers you can find. Top 10% CED, top 15% WEPD, top 35% YEPD and CWT, top 25% Marbling, top 5% Ribeye and top 20% $B. Dam has AWWR of 104 and AYWR of 101 on 4 head.


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Anderson Livestock Auction, Willard, UT

Selling more than 100 Head of Registered Angus 2-year-old Bulls • Yearling Bulls • Bred and Open Heifers

Featured Sires Represented

Connealy Comrade 1385

CED +17

BEPD -3.9

WEPD +48

YEPD +95

Milk +36

RB Tour Of Duty 177

MARB RE $B +1.01 +1.09 +114.65

CED +6

BEPD +2.4

WEPD +67

YEPD +122

Milk +33

MARB +.41

RE +.93

$B +163.71

Other sires represented in offering:

Coleman Regis 904 ✶ Sitz Upward 307R ✶ SAV Final Answer 0035

For more information regarding the sale offering, call or email:

View our sale book online wardangusranch.com www.UTAHCATTLEMEN.org

PO Box 3816 Logan, UT 84323 Chris Ward 435-757-5140 chris@wardangusranch.com

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NCBA/PLC SUPPORT CONFIRMATION OF ZINKE FOR INTERIOR The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council released the following statements on Jan. 16 in support of the confirmation of Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) for the Secretary of Interior: “During his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Zinke has consistently advocated for our western communities, economies, and ranchers,” said Tracy Brunner, NCBA president. “He has demanded transparency and the inclusion of stakeholders when it comes to land management decisions, and has a strong understanding of the challenges that come with stewarding the West.” Western ranchers own approximately 120 million acres of the most productive private land in the West and manage nearly 250 million acres of public land. Ranchers who hold grazing permits on public land do vital work that benefits public land including the improvement of water sources, improvement of wildlife habitat, and maintaining the open space that Americans enjoy, yet are often targeted by outside interest groups. “For too long, ranchers have been marginalized and overlooked during planning processes and the benefits they provide to public rangelands, wildlife and natural resources have gone unrecognized,” said Dave Eliason, PLC president. “The current leadership of the Department of Interior refuses to stand up for the very people who have invested their time and livelihoods into the Utah Cattleman Seedstock Edition 24

management and improvement of public lands. Having a Secretary of Interior who understands public lands, and who values true cooperation with stakeholders is in the best interest of all Americans. We are excited for Representative Zinke to refocus the agency’s efforts to their core mission, and to have someone in this role that understands the unique challenges we face in the West.”

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On Down The Line Ranch Families Passing On Their Love of Land & Livestock

By Stevie Ipsen for the Utah Cattlemen’s Association

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or most people involved in production agriculture, family ties are the ties that bind. Though employees can come and go, the most permanent partnerships are the ones that include family. But for some, those partnerships can also be the most tricky to figure out. Two families who say they have found a good balance on their longtime family operations are the Weston family in Rich County and the Andrews family of Shandar Angus Ranch in southern Utah County.

The Weston Family Weston Angus Ranch, Inc. was formed in 2002 when Lanny Weston and his five brothers decided to split up their operation which was called JW Ranching Co. Since that time Lanny has tried to sustain a 400 to 600-head commercial cow/calf operation with the help of his family. Lanny’s son Ben has worked for and with him while growing up on the ranch in Rich County and while he was obtaining his bachelor’s degree in Agribusiness at Utah State University. After Ben graduated in 2008, Ben and his wife Julie returned home to work on the family operation. Lanny allowed Ben to buy 200 bred cows in 2008 and since that time Ben has been establishing his own operation while helping his dad with his. Currently the Weston family runs 600 mother cows between Lanny, Ben and Lanny’s son Travis. Ben also purchased a flock of 700 sheep recently and leases the farm that they were on prior to the purchase. From Randolph to just over the Wyoming state line and from Laketown to Dingle, Idaho, Ben admits the family operation keeps them on the road checking and rotating the cattle, which have grown accustomed to 26

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traveling via semi. Seeing the opportunity to diversify, the Weston Family also started a small trucking company. It seems the Weston family has more than enough to keep their plate full and according to them it takes a village to get it all done. Lanny says he couldn’t get it all done without the help of his children who work full time on the ranch or the ones who work day jobs and spend their off time helping on the ranch. “To get all the work done it takes a variety of help from siblings, grandkids, cousins, nieces and nephews and neighbors at any given time,” Ben says. “My brother-in-law Jack currently works for us full-time and my three brothers and four sisters help out when they are not busy with their own lives and jobs.” “It’s good for families to spend time together,” Lanny says. “And it makes me feel good because I know we must have done something right in raising them if they still want to be here.” Ben says being part of a large family network is invaluable to their livelihood. “No matter what the job is that needs to be done, it seems like there is always enough people that we can rely on whether they are immediate family or part of our extended family,” he said. For some, the decision to return to the family operation is one that takes some thought but Ben says there is something about taking care of the cattle that brings a little pride to the work his family does each day that made the decision pretty simple. Like most ranch-raised kids, Ben says his father and his brothers have been his biggest influences. “They have always made it fun to be on the ranch VOLUME 4

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doing some of the hardest jobs. They taught me how to have a good attitude no matter what you might be in up to your neck,” Ben said. While Ben enjoys working side-by-side with is family members, he warns it can be a test of patience for everyone involved when they are trying to communicate what they want and why it is important. But that he can always rest assured that the people he works with have been raised doing the same things that he has so he knows that they have the well being of the animals as a priority in their mind. Lanny said the ranch life makes for good life lessons and that he has tried to share advice that has been passed on from generations before him. “We are care takers of the land for a time and when we are done someone else will take care of it,” Lanny says. “It is important that we leave it better than it was left us so that generations can enjoy this lifestyle for the future.” Lanny also says the family is always trying to improve the cowherd and make it more productive and profitable. “Just like taking care of the land, if you don’t continuously improve the herd, there isn’t going to be a cowherd to pass on,” he said. When it comes to combining generations, Ben says there is a constant debate whether the technology will “pay for itself ” or whether “the old way will get them by one more year.” And while everyone may not always agree, something Ben says has proven to benefit the family operations is communication. “I am still trying to get better at it, but it needs to be done. You have to consistently communicate your intentions and goals while at the same time listening to what the intentions and feelings of the others involved might be,” Ben said. “Something that makes a family dynamic different than a regular 9-to-5 job is that feelings are much more involved.” Now that Ben and Julie have welcomed their own generation to the ranch Ben says it is fun to see his kids

want to help feed the cows and sheep. “It gives me a feeling of satisfaction to know they are learning to be stewards of the land and animals,” Ben said. “I hope it will seem like an enjoyable and satisfying life for them as well.” For Ben, it is most important that his children just grow up to do something they enjoy. “I am not sure that all my children will be able to or will even want to ranch, but there is no better industry than agriculture so I will definitely encourage them to find something they can do that will help them interact with those who are involved in agriculture,” Ben said. Education is something Ben feels is a vital part of learning about the agriculture industry as a whole. “I attended a great university that taught me there is more to agriculture than just ranching so I will be campaigning for my children to go learn some of those lessons if they can,” he said. Another aspect of education that Ben finds particularly important is knowing what is going on in the world around you, rather than just in your own neck of the woods. Having served on the board of directors for the Utah Cattlemen’s Association (UCA), Ben says being a member of UCA has been educational, inspirational and definitely helpful. “To be honest, I pity those who have not learned the value of UCA as of yet,” Ben said. “Knowing first hand the amount work done behind the scenes to help myself and other producers be successful, I feel everyone needs to be involved in order to give the industry the voice needed to be heard.”

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vacations for recreation, my family has always gone to Reno, Phoenix, Denver or other stock shows to ‘get away.’ Our idea of a fun day is branding calves, moving cows or clipping sale cattle.” Unfortunately, the Andrews Family lost Neldon earlier this year but his contributions will always be felt. “Those that knew my father know he was a very easygoing, kind person. Which made us working together very simple because we both had the same goals to reach. He gave me experience early so that we could both be successful in the passions that we had in raising good quality livestock,” Morgan said. For some families, working together can be difficult, but those that show cattle along side Morgan and Landon say they are a great team who are always seem to motivate and uplift one another. Morgan said the example Neldon set enabled the family dynamic to always stay positive. “I’m grateful I had the chance to work along side my father for the example he was to me to not only be a successful rancher and livestock producer but be an honest person in all my endeavors and to treat others with the

in Sevier County, when he purchased the Star Ranch in Mona, where alongside his children he ran a 400-head commercial operation. In 1965, the family got its start in the Angus business and changed the ranch name to Nebo Angus Ranch. In 1977, Neldon Andrews and his brothers divided the cattle and together Neldon and his son Morgan started Shandar Angus Ranch with 230 head of registered Angus cows. Shortly after, Morgan and his wife Jan welcomed daughter Lindsy and later their son Landon. The family ranch has been instrumental in both Lindsy and Landon’s upbringing. “I stayed in the beef business because of the opportunities it gave me to work with my family and do something that I have enjoyed to do all of my life,” Morgan said. “It also makes me proud to have my family pursue their careers in agriculture.” Morgan says his greatest influence in my life has been my father and grandfather Orvil. “My grandfather had great a love for ranching as did my father. My father, being a forward-thinker, knew that we had to move forward with modern technology,” Morgan ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 30 explained. For Shandar, moving forward meant implementing things like artificial insemination in the cowherd in order to breed to the best bulls in the breed. Neldon taught Morgan, and later his grandchildren, that they could compete at any level they chose to by working hard and being dedicated. Landon also credits his dad and grandpa as his biggest influences, both on and off the ranch. While many children only see their grandparents on special occasions, Landon says he was fortunate to have the influence of his grandpa nearly every day of his life as a child and into adulthood. “Day in and day out, I learned the love of cattle and compassion for them from grandpa. He was the most honest and caring person,” Landon said. “My dad has also taught me a lot about the business end of ranching Pictured (L to R) are: Neldon, Landon, Kayla and Anna – how to account for income, expenses and how to best Andrews witih Lindsy Thomas, Tessa Thomas and Morgan make the business more profitable. How to best market Andrews. our product and get the most out of it. He teaches me how to make sure our ranch will be around for the future and to always be striving to be better.” Over the years, Morgan says they family has traveled to many stock shows, consignment sales and production sales, and that perhaps the most rewarding part was showing along side some of their best friends. “Ranching has taught my children and I many things – responsibility, accountability, hard work and that success is not given, it’s earned,” Morgan said. “When I think of my familie’s operation, I am super proud of the heritage that I was born into,” Landon says. “I have chosen to stay in the beef business because, to me, it is a family lifestyle, it’s a great way to live your life and an even better way to raise a family.” Landon puts it this way, “Some families go on Landon and Neldon Andrews. 28

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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 28 same respect I would want,” Morgan said. While the two admit they get along well, Landon shares that working closely with his dad isn’t always “peaches and cream.” “Sometimes we have our differences and at first it was tough for us to settle on the best solution. But as I get older and we work longer together we have learned to work together and be more open-minded of each other. There are very seldom any situations that we squabble over any more. Angus cattle will always be the glue that holds us together,” Landon said. Of all the production secrets his dad has let him in Morgan, Neldon and Landon Andrews working cattle together. on, Landon says several will always stick with him. the family business,” Landon says. “It provides more time “When selecting replacement females, my dad says to together and helps families stay close. I hope to show my keep them feminine. If a cow is feminine and angular she kids through example that farming and ranching is a great will be fertile and produce milk to raise a calf,” Landon says. way of life.” “My dad also uses the expression ‘never starve the profit out Landon says he hopes to use some of the same of your cattle.’ And it is true, if you cut corners, you will principles he learned from his dad and grandpa to spark an always pay the price.” interest in his own kids. Landon says at Shandar, the cattle always come first and “I plan on getting them involved as early as I can and the cowherd takes priority over a lot of other things. letting them in on decision making to make them feel they “We may have old equipment that makes farming a are part of the operation,” Landon said. “Although ranching little harder and take a little longer. But we aren’t afraid to is hard work and eliminates a lot of ‘play time,’ it is the pay top dollar for a herd bull or buy the most expensive most rewarding and enjoyable thing I have ever done.” semen if it is the bull we want,” Landon explains. Morgan echoes some of Landon’s sentiments. “As a Morgan said there are three things that he has found to parent I am proud of the way both Lindsy and Landon have be crucial to the livestock business: genetics, nutrition and grown up and I am positive our lifestyle has been a big part environment. of that,” Morgan said. “I hope that our generations to come “We must breed our cattle using the best genetics have the desire to pursue ranching and take part in the same available to us; make sure cattle have the nutrition to reach opportunities we have had.” their highest potential; and make sure cattle are raised in a If he were to offer advice to other families considering good environment,” Morgan said. business together, he says it is important for everyone to Landon says his advice for someone wanting to be have the same goal in mind and have mutual respect for an active part of a family operation is to work hard, be each other to reach goals as a team and not individually. humble, and to learn how to get along with your family. Morgan also says passion is paramount. Now a young father himself, Landon and his wife Kayla “You have to have a serious passion for it. Because often have a son Stetzyn and a daughter Kiersy. Landon says times the reward is very small and the work is very great. being a dad gives him a whole new sense of pride in all that Even now as a grandpa, it is a never-ending workload. But I honestly would not have it any other way. Nothing is better a family operation entails. than living this ranching lifestyle with family and friends.” “It would mean the world to me to see my son stay in

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Keeping Federal Lands Working for you By Public Lands Council Executive Directory Ethan Lane

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t’s no secret to most ranchers in the West that we have witnessed an almost wholesale shift in federal land management policy in the past few decades. What was once – and statutorily continues to be – a clear directive to manage Bureau of Land Management (BLM) and U.S. Forest Service lands (USFS) for multiple use and sustained yield has instead shifted towards a focus on “conservation” without responsible management or balance. As the largest true conservation force on the western range, livestock grazing permittees know how to best manage our precious rangelands. The 22,000 permittees that operate on lands managed by the Department of Interior and USFS serve as the nation’s first line of defense, expending their own time and resources to protect water sources used by livestock and wildlife, maintain fence lines, beat back the spread of invasive weeds like cheatgrass and medusahead, and reduce the fuel loads that lead to catastrophic wildfire. Unfortunately, many beneficiaries of this day-today management have inappropriately targeted grazing as a harmful impact that must be eliminated. Wildlife advocates, environmental organizations and recreational interests, like hikers and sportsmen often fail to appreciate the hard work required to provide them with the quality outdoor experiences they all cherish. Instead of working with the public lands grazing community to achieve the common goal of healthy rangelands and healthy wildlife populations, many of these groups have adopted a “we know better” attitude that has translated into an inappropriate focus on reducing responsible grazing just when it’s needed most It is our hope that the incoming administration will reevaluate this shift in policy and take advantage of the tremendous benefits and opportunities available through restoration and enhancement of responsible grazing on

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federal lands. We in the livestock community stand ready to help in this process however possible and look forward to a mutually beneficial relationship for all of the multiple uses of our lands. To that end, the Public Lands Council, together with its national affiliates NCBA, American Sheep Industry Association (ASI), and the Association of National Grasslands (ANG) held a meeting in early December to establish a transition roadmap for the incoming administration and 115th Congress. Our goal was to highlight key areas of concern and recommend concrete actions – both executive and legislative – that can be taken to provide some relief to ranch families across the west. We believe the finished product, which we delivered to the new administration at the beginning of January, accomplishes that goal. That document is available on our website (www.publiclandscouncil.org). We look forward to working with President Trump’s new cabinet members, including Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue, and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt, once they are confirmed by Congress, to advocate for implementation of our recommendations wherever possible. By informing and assisting the administration with policy and staffing decisions we can help build a framework that will provide critical relief to western communities and protect ranchers for decades to come. At the top of our list will be repeal and withdrawal of the countless executive orders, rulemaking processes, and directives we have seem from the outgoing administration. Whether BLM’s Planning 2.0, the EPA’s ...CONTINUED ON PAGE 40

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...CONTINUED FROM PAGE 38 Waters of the US (WOTUS), or US Fish and Wildlife Service’s expanded Critical Habitat definition finalized last spring, regulatory overreach is slowly choking western communities. PLC will work with congress and the administration to use tools like the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to roll these rules back or eliminate them completely. Another issue that has continually plagued the west under the Obama Administration is the abuse and overuse of the Antiquities Act. In the closing weeks of his term, President Obama designated several new national monuments – 1.35 million acres at Bears Ears in Utah, and another 350,000 acres at Gold Butte in Nevada – both designations were made unilaterally and despite overwhelming local opposition. What’s worse is that the designations were made without notifying the local communities, the states, nor the congressional delegations of Utah and Nevada. President Obama also expanded the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument in Oregon just one week before his term was over. By the time he left office, the Obama Administration had used the Antiquities Act at least 30 times - more than any president before him. We look forward to working with President Trump to reduce the size and scope of these designations and restrict the power of future presidents to abuse this power.

The Endangered Species Act will be another high profile priority for PLC. We need common sense reform that allows for protection of species truly in need, without destruction of the communities they inhabit. PLC will work with legislators and the new administration to return the ESA to its original purpose. Finally, PLC plans to take on the issue of litigation abuse by radical environmental groups. Using loopholes in laws like the Equal Access to Justice Act (EAJA) these groups are making millions of dollars by filing countless lawsuits – most of which are designed to put ranchers out of business. They don’t have to win to get paid, they just have to get the government to settle out of court, a bad practice that the outgoing administration was all too happy to oblige. We simply must make some headway on this critical issue in order to allow any of our other reform efforts to have the desired effect. Across the board, PLC’s goal is to ensure certainty for grazing permit holders operating on federal lands. It’s a responsibility we are proud of and one we take very seriously. Our staff and volunteer leadership work tirelessly alongside our state affiliates, and together we have the opportunity to make a tremendous impact on the new administration. With your help we can chart a better path for land management and livestock grazing in the west, and a more stable future for our industry.

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WHEN TIMES GET TOUGH SUPPLEMENTS ARE ESSENTIAL from Biozyme Incorporated

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upplementation programs should continue to be important building blocks for cowherd nutrition programs even during belt tightening times. It is during these lean times that getting the most ‘bang for your buck’ becomes even more critical when selecting which, how much and what supplements to feed. The cow operations that continue using solid supplementation programs, regardless of the state of the cattle market, will be making management decisions that produce profits, said Twig Marston, Technical Sales Field Manager at BioZyme Inc., leaders in natural supplements for all species of livestock. “It has been repeatedly proven that proper mineral, feed additive and protein supplementation will economically increase beef production,” said Marston. “Supplementation has also been proven to increase the pounds of calves weaned through improved reproduction and increased weight gains.” Continued supplementation makes long-term economic sense on a variety of levels: • Positive fetal programming increases calf weight gains, carcass premiums and reproductive rates. • Improved body condition score lends to increased pregnancy rates. • Higher fertility equates to more pounds weaned per cow exposed. • Increased immunity leads to decreased sickness. “For decades, producers have known that supplementing gestating cow diets with the trace mineral zinc reduces the number of retained placentas. The 2010 Beef Improvement

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Federation proceedings indicated that organic trace mineral supplementation can improve weaning weight more than 40 pounds and Oregon research has also supported a substantial weaning weight advantage up to 25 pounds,” said Marston. A 2016 Journal of Animal Science article reported that the treatment for bovine respiratory disease in feedlot calves was reduced by 50% when their mothers were supplemented in the last trimester with organic trace minerals, he said. “Research also continually shows that increasing forage digestion unlocks dietary energy and protein that allows cows to increase body condition score, return to estrus faster and improve pregnancy rates,” he said. “If we would shop for supplements like we shop for television viewing packages, we would be looking for bundles of service, packages that put several items together for the best value. It should be the same with nutritional supplements for cows.” Marston recommends VitaFerm® brand natural supplements formulated to address several needs at once. These supplements include Amaferm®, a direct-fed, natural microbial additive that increases forage digestibility. By utilizing VitaFerm supplements, producers can enhance forage digestion, provide needed vitamins and minerals, and maximize a cow herd’s potential and profit. “The increase in digestibility lowers the dependency on the amount of protein supplement often required and increases the energy and protein derived from the diet,” Marston said. “VitaFerm supplements contain the appropriate type and amount of mineral, organic trace mineral and vitamin fortifications to balance diets; ensuring cow herds will remain productive, healthy and fertile. VitaFerm products give producers a cost effective ‘bundled’ supplement program.”

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Genetic Edge Bull Sale Join us at the ranch near Idaho Falls, Idaho Saturday

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Blue Blooded Utah State president boasts ag roots for the Utah Cattlemen’s Association

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ften times the best educators are not those who have spent their careers in front of a class – they are those who have learned and led by example. Representatives from the Board of Regents for the Utah System of Higher Education announced Wednesday, Oct. 26, that Noelle Cockett, Utah State University Provost and former Dean of the College of Agriculture had been appointed president of Utah’s land- and space-grant university. As the first female president of Utah State University, it seems students and faculty can rest assured that USU is in capable hands with Noelle Cockett at the helm of the century-old institution, afterall not only is she qualified, but she has worked her way through the ranks of the univeristy system, from an assistant professor to a dean and from the head of the extension system to academic provost. A lifelong agriculture enthusiast, Cockett was raised on a Miles City, Mont., cattle ranch and initially aspired to be a veterinarian. But, according to Cockett, her freshman report card was the reason that longtime goal ended early. Fate often has a way of working out just the way it should. Following a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science, and later masters and doctorate degrees in Animal Breeding and Genetics from Oregon State University, Cockett went on to build an impressive portfolio of extensive animal agriculture experience. Her resume includes five years as a research geneticist at the United States Department of Agriculture, specializing in molecular genetics and identifying genetic markers at the ARS U.S. Meat Animal Research Center in Clay Center, Neb. After those five years, Cockett said she was enthusiastic about returning to the West. Utah Cattleman Seedstock Edition 52

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Cockett and her husband, John, made the move to Logan in 1990 when Cockett was hired as an assistant professor at USU. They have remained there ever since, partially because of the university atmosphere but also because of the community life, which they value for their own family. In addition to many years as a professor in the Department of Animal, Dairy and Veterinary Sciences. Cockett has built a career in sheep genetics and research; specializing in molecular genetics and identifying genetic markers. She has won two Governor’s Medals for her research and is known for being a part of the team that successfully sequenced the sheep genome. Eventually Cockett’s experience at the university level took her to pursue administration. Most recently, Cockett served as executive vice president and provost at USU and has held that position VOLUME 4

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since 2013. Prior to that, she served USU as vice president for Extension and Agriculture from 2006 to 2013; dean of the College of Agriculture and Applied Sciences from 2002 to 2013; and director of the Utah Agriculture Experiment Station from 2009 to 2013. “I am deeply humbled and greatly honored to be named as the 16th president of Utah State University by the Utah Board of Regents,” said Cockett. “Today, I pledge to all in the USU community that as president I will tirelessly devote my skills, experience and energy to keeping this institution true to its land grant mission, to doing everything possible to increase its success and impact and ensure that it flourishes and continues its tradition of excellence in the years to come.” Cockett replaces Stan L. Albrecht, who served as Utah State’s 15th president for 12 years and announced his retirement early in 2016. He will continue to serve until Cockett is in place. “Dr. Cockett is well-respected and brings extensive institutional knowledge, experience and proven professionalism that will be an expanded asset to Utah State University in the coming years,” said Dan Campbell, chair of the Board of Regents. “I am confident in President Cockett’s ability to effectively lead Utah State University and that she is the right president to build on the extraordinary accomplishments of President Albrecht over the past decade,” said Utah Commissioner of Higher Education Dave Buhler.

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Albrecht’s tenure was highlighted by many successes, including increased access for students across the state through growth in the regional campus system and a highly successful, firstever comprehensive fundraising campaign that yielded more than a half billion dollars Cockett will provide leadership for Utah State University, which has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, a workforce of more than 3,000 faculty and staff, and institutional funding of $554 million. In addition to its main campus in Logan, Cockett is responsible for Utah State’s three regional campuses, a comprehensive regional college, Extension offices in 28 of the 29 counties in Utah and at the USU Ogden Botanical Center, Thanksgiving Point, the USU Botanical Center in Farmington, and the USU Swaner Preserve and EcoCenter in Park City. Because Utah State is Utah’s agricultural land grant institution, it seems appropriate that so many of its leaders have been rurally-raised individuals who know the value of hard work and the importance of ensuring that the future of agriculture is bright.

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MAKING THE CUT A New Game Plan for Animal Selection, Mating & Marketing By Angus Media’s Sarah Hill

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he rancher walks out his front door, steaming mug of coffee in hand. It’s a crisp morning— he can just see his breath as he goes down the steps and makes his way to the barn. The mama cows and their calves greet him with low moos as he walks into the barn. It’s sorting day: time to choose which heifers will stay and The rancher walks out his front door, steaming mug of coffee in hand. While all may be peaceful and calm on the outside, his mind is checking off the list of traits he wants those heifers to possess: born early in the calving season, high fertility, low maintenance costs, moderate frame size and milk—the list goes on. The choices he makes today will have long-term ramifications for his herd and finances. As the day progresses, the rancher evaluates each heifer, visually appraising to see if she’s got the “right stuff.”.He makes his choices, trying not to second-guess himself as he heads back to the house. A Paradigm Shift While this used to be the “secret formula” to success, technology has caught up with the cattle industry. Today’s cattlemen have powerful genomic tools to help make the best decisions for their herds. “What we’re seeing today is a paradigm shift in cattle selection, breeding and marketing,” says Kent Andersen, Director of Genetics Technical Services, U.S. CattleEquine for Zoetis. “Cattle producers have more advanced tools when it comes to making bull buying and heifer selection decisions than they ever have before.” What does this shift mean for cattle producers? It means having more information that’s more dependable than ever at your fingertips for decision-making, and it means being more confident before, during and after the decision is made. How would more data and more confidence change how you make decisions for your herd? New Standard for Bull Buying Buying Angus bulls that have been genomically tested with i50K™ from Zoetis has become the new Utah Cattleman Seedstock Edition 58

industry standard. These bulls, with their genomicenhanced EPDs (GE-EPDs), put cattle breeders ahead of the curve by providing information equal to a young bull already having 10 to 20 or more progeny. The first step to producing the best set of replacement heifers possible is to dependably buy bulls that are strong across the maternal traits. “The more information we have on an animal, the more accurate their GE-EPDs will be,” says Andersen. “For example, if we were making a decision on an animal that only has a pedigree available, versus an animal that has a pedigree, plus genomic, individual and eventually progeny performance—the accuracy is much improved.” Accuracy is important in preventing buyers’ remorse for that bull. With limited information available, bull buyers in the past might end up with a bull that throws much larger calves than expected, or calves that just don’t gain as much at the feedlot. GE-EPDs are the next level in EPD accuracy for very young animals. The sooner that information is available, the sooner seedstock producers can make decisions about animals. i50K from Zoetis and associated GE-EPDs across the full range of traits is revolutionizing bull buying. Currently available for black Angus, Red Angus, Brangus and Beefmaster cattle, the test helps producers more dependably determine if specific bulls are good fits for their female inventories, production environments and long-term objectives. Further, the Sire Match feature of GeneMax® Advantage™, GeneMax Focus™ and PredicGEN™ for commercial replacement heifers helps you know which i50K-tested bull produced which replacement heifers in your herd. In turn, this knowledge informs breeding decisions to accentuate strengths, correct weaknesses and avoid inbreeding. Gaining Every Advantage Once you’ve selected superior, thoroughly evaluated bulls for your herd, you want to make sure you’ve got outstanding replacement heifers to result in highperforming feeder and fed cattle, as well as valuable VOLUME 4

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carcasses. “Replacement female selection can be one of the most challenging aspects of commercial cow-calf production, and replacement costs--heifers and bulls--typically rival annual feed costs as the two highest-ranking expenses,” says Andersen. Typically, producers must decide whether heifers can be productive and profitable cows long before they have the opportunity to express performance in economically important traits related to fertility, calving ease, milking ability, post-weaning growth and mature size. And in most traditional settings, it’s impossible to know much about the genetic merit that females are going to transmit to offspring for efficient conversion of feed into relatively heavy, high-quality grading carcasses. As if that were not difficult enough, the significance of this decision ultimately spans all phases of the beef production supply chain. In most situations, the average commercial cow has produced and weaned more than four calves before returning a profit. This makes it critical for producers to select and develop the right replacement heifers – and consistently mate them to complementary sires -- to optimize revenues versus costs for enhanced profitability. That’s where GeneMax Advantage from Zoetis can help. This genomic test, designed exclusively for use in replacement females that are at least 75% black Angus, is a tool that provides advantages in heifer selection, mating and marketing for production efficiency and end-product value. GeneMax Advantage uses three economic indexes to rank replacement heifer candidates: Cow Advantage, Feeder Advantage and Total Advantage. The Cow Advantage index looks at combined genetic merit for maternal traits, such as heifer pregnancy, calving ease maternal, weaning weight, milk and mature cow size. Feeder Advantage looks at genetics transmitted to feeder cattle offspring for post-weaning gain, dry matter intake, carcass weight, yield and quality grade. Finally, Total Advantage is all-inclusive and includes all traits from the Cow and Feeder Advantage indexes. Genetic predictions for the traits listed above are also reported, along with customizable identification of outlier genetics for cow

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cost, docility and tenderness, as well as Sire Match. There’s also a test for replacement heifers that are crossbred British/Continental and less than 75% black Angus. PredicGEN from Zoetis is specifically geared toward informing carcass and consumer trait performance and adding associated value to calves through feeder/fed cattle marketing programs. PredicGEN evaluates key carcass traits, including marbling score, yield grade, tenderness and the carcass grid merit index. Test results are easy to use and enable improvements in the time-consuming, difficult and expensive-to-measure carcass and consumer palatability traits. Marketing Advantages, Too Having GE-EPDs and genomic test results available on your bull battery and replacements opens doors of opportunity to inform feeder cattle marketing programs such as Angus Source, Top Dollar Angus, Reputation Feeder Cattle and others. Knowing the genetic merit for feedlot performance and carcass traits is valuable when deciding whether or not to retain ownership of your cattle through the supply chain or sell fed cattle on particular grids. “Beyond retained ownership, feeder cattle marketing programs serve as conduits to communicate both genetic and health information to better inform price discovery,” says Andersen. “Greater assurance of healthy, productive and efficient feedlot performance and high carcass value equate to less risk for buyers and set the stage for price premiums.” “These tools were designed to create a cohesive genetic game plan for cow-calf producers,” adds Andersen. “Together, more advanced genetic information for both the bull battery and replacements provides cowcalf producers with more power than ever for advancing production efficiency throughout the entire beef supply chain.” Interested in how you can up your game with genomic testing? Contact your local Zoetis representative for more information.

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e’ve seen a declining inventory There’s always something more to do. After the holidays, things will slow down. Nah, maybe after calving, branding and breeding. But then, summer comes and there’s all that hay to make when the sun is shining, fences to build and cedars to eliminate (or insert your own region-specific fair-weather task). It can be easy to review the mental project list and get discouraged, to feel like you can barely keep up. The rat race is real, even on the ranch. Sometimes you have to take a wider view to see the progress you’ve made. That old shed wears new tin or your grazing system now allows for 20 percent more cows on the same ground. Beyond just your gate, there are many calling for change. This beef business needs to get more coordinated and better able to address consumer demands. We need to use fewer resources and better document the many improvements we’ve made. I bet you’ve heard, “We need to tell our story,” a time a two. Yes, yes and yes. Those are goals worthy of time and energy. But I’m not going to try to add more to your to-do list… at least not today. Cattlemen and women everywhere have done good work. Darn good. Survey the past few decades and you’ll see. You might even laugh to think of some of the challenges that used to be. This summer, Robbi Pritchard, South Dakota State University animal scientist, told a meeting room full of cattle feeders that ranch-level improvements have made their jobs easier. “Calving seasons are getting tighter. Calves are healthier,” he said. “We no longer need [backgrounding] time to get the skeleton to grow, we no longer need time for things to average out like we used to when management wasn’t nearly as good. Time solved a lot of problems with cows. With quality-managed cattle today, we don’t have to fiddle around with that time. We just have to be able to manage what we have to its best advantage.” You’ve been listening and making decisions and Utah Cattleman Seedstock Edition 64

improvements, and people are noticing. A quick look at quality grade trends shows the same sort of upward momentum. In 2006, just 51 percent of the fed cattle graded Choice, and less than 2.5 percent Prime. Fast forward a decade and 2016 totals will close somewhere around the 70 percent and 5.5 percent Prime mark. Along with that, the value spread between yesterday’s level of beef quality and today’s keeps growing, paying you more premiums. “Consumers have our attention,” Pritchard told the crowd. “We are doing things about quality assurance. We’re doing things about food safety. We’re doing things about animal care and well-being.” We still need to address the question of the ideal carcass size and dozens of other challenges, but I’ll save them for another day. Today, I say, thank you for a job well done.

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Some breeds talk about superior genetic merit. Registered Angus bulls prove it. They simply outperform the competition in calving ease, growth and marbling, according to USDA research.a That’s proof that the registered Angus bull you purchase comes with power and predictability, backed by a better balance of the traits you need to get profitable results. www.UTAHCATTLEMEN.org

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BEEF PRICE FORECAST FOR 2017 SAYS PRICES COULD KEEP COMING DOWN

According to Derrell Peel, a livestock marketing specialist from Oklahoma, retail beef prices will continue adjusting down in 2017 due to retail market dynamics and continued growth in domestic beef consumption this year. The most recent All Fresh retail beef prices in November were $554.20/ cwt., down 7.5 percent from one year earlier. All Fresh retail beef prices peaked in July 2015 and have decreased 9.8 percent from the peak through November 2016. Peel says the average monthly price decrease since the peak has been 0.6 percent per month but the rate of decrease accelerated in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2016. November All Fresh beef prices were down 1.7 percent from October following a 1.9 percent monthly decrease in October from September. Fourth quarter beef production was up a projected 8.3 percent year over year and, when adjusted for fewer beef imports and increased beef exports, resulted in a projected 6.5 percent increase in per capita retail beef consumption compared to Q4 of the previous year, Peel says. Sharply higher Q4 beef production in 2016 contributed to a projected annual increase in per capita beef consumption of 3.1 percent for the year. Beef production is forecast to increase year over year by 3.5-4.0 percent in 2017 leading to an expected increase in consumption of 1.3 percent year over year. The consumption increase on a quarter-by-quarter basis will be relatively modest compared to the sharp jump in domestic consumption in late 2016. The current projection for 2017 domestic beef consumption depends on the projection for total beef production as well as continued improvements in the net beef trade balance.

Increased consumption may be interpreted by some as better beef demand while lower retail prices might suggest lower beef demand. In reality, the magnitude of retail price adjustments relative to increased consumption defines the level of beef demand. In general, lower retail prices in the face of increased beef supplies are the expected response for a given level of demand. However, other factors such as pork and poultry prices and macroeconomic conditions may shift beef demand. The fact that retail beef prices will be lower in 2017 does not necessarily imply additional pressure on cattle prices. The dynamics of retail price adjustments are slower than for cattle and wholesale beef markets. This is true for both price increases as well as decreases. For example, from early 2013, calf prices increased nearly 80 percent to a monthly peak in November 2014. All Fresh retail beef prices did not peak until eight months later in July 2015 having increased just over 25 percent from early 2013 levels. Likewise cattle prices have adjusted down more and faster whereas retail beef prices have adjusted less and more slowly. This is because not only is it typical for retail prices to adjust more slowly, but also because retail prices began adjusting down eight months after peak cattle prices. Even if beef supplies were unchanged in 2017 Peel says we would expect retail beef prices to continue adjusting for several more months. Of course, total beef supplies are expected to increase in 2017 and overall market price pressure will depend critically on both domestic and international demand for U.S. beef in 2017.

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NCBA PRAISES SENATE EFFORT TO CURB ABUSE OF ANTIQUITIES ACT

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council recently applauded the introduction of the Improved National Monument Designation Process Act, championed by Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska). The bill, which has 25 co-sponsors, would require congressional and state approval for the designation of any new monument. “Executive branch abuse of the Antiquities Act has moved far beyond its original intent, with devastating effects for local economies – particularly in rural areas of the West,” said Tracy Brunner, NCBA president. “It’s unacceptable for any President to have this much unilateral authority over land management decision-making; impacted local communities and the American people deserve a seat at the table as well.” Under the 1906 Antiquities Act, the President has the power to designate national monuments without the consent of Congress, state or local governments, or impacted stakeholders. These designations often come with restrictive management provisions in the name of environmental protections. President Obama has taken full advantage of his executive power, using the Antiquities Act more than any president, locking up millions of acres. “Public land ranchers own nearly 120 million acres of private land and utilize more than 250 million acres of land under management of the government,” said Public Lands Council President Dave Eliason. “These ranchers provide food and fiber for the nation, protect open spaces and critical wildlife habitat, and promote healthy watersheds for the public. Sen. Murkowski’s bill is critical to protecting local input into decisions that can make or break a community.”

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Hadley Pitts, a native of Nephi, was recognized by his peers and honored by the American Angus Association as the 2017 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) Angus Herdsman on Jan. 10 at the NWSS in Denver. Pitts, who has traveled the nation working as a cattle fitter for some of the most prestigious ranch operations in the nation, is currently employed by Dal Porto Livestock in Brentwood, Calif. Indisputably, the NWSS is the most iconic stock show in the country, and the herdsman awards given in Denver are exceptionally prestigios because the winner is voted for among peers and competitors. Pitts descibed the honor as one he had dreamt of winning since he was a child and said he was completely surprised by the award.

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CATTLEMEN URGE CONFIRMATION OF ADMINISTRATION NOMINNEES Now that the Trump Administration has selected its cabinet nominees, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council have publicly encouraged lawmakers to confirm the nominees as soon as possible. As of press time, the president-elect had just been inaugurated and was ready to get to work. Specificaly of interest to beef producers were the position of U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary and Secretary of the Interior. The Environmental Protection Agency Administrator will also have a considerable impact on ranchers and feedlot owners in the U.S. Tracy Brunner, president of NCBA, released the following statement Jan. 18 in support of President-elect Trump’s nomination of former Gov. Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture: “Governor Perdue’s an excellent pick to head the Agriculture Department. As a lifelong agri-businessman and veterinarian, as well as the two-term governor of a state where agriculture’s the largest industry, Gov. Perdue has a unique and expert understanding of both the business and scientific sides of agriculture. In a time of increasing regulations and a growing governmental footprint, we have no doubt that Gov. Perdue will step in and stand up for rural America so that we can continue to do what we do best – provide the safest and most abundant food supply in the world.” In addition, Kyle Gillooly, a seedstock cattle farmer in Wadley, Ga., and president of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, released the following statement: “The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association is excited to hear the selection of Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead the USDA. Governor Perdue has always been a strong supporter of agriculture. His background in agribusiness and as a veterinarian will bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world common sense to a department that is vitally important to the success of our nation. As a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, he understands the issues we face in the livestock industry and he is a true believer in the land grant university system, their mission, and how they impact the cattle industry across the nation. His experience leading the State of Georgia, with its large agriculture heritage, will be invaluable to the Trump Administration.” NCBA also sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works expressing strong support for the nomination of Scott Pruitt to be Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency and called for his swift confirmation. “As Oklahoma’s Attorney General, Mr. Pruitt led Utah Cattleman Seedstock Edition 76

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“Just Quality” Bull Sale February 21 • 1 p.m. • Nyssa, Oregon selling 110 top Charolais & Charolais-influenced bulls

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Char-cross calves are bringing premiums for commercial cattlemen across the nation.

v-a-l bulls will put meat on your calves and money in your pocket.

ALSO FEATURING 35 ANGUS & RED ANGUS BULLS AND 10 BRANGUS BULLS! V-A-L CHAROLAIS WELCOMES BACK THESE REPUTABLE BREEDERS TO THE “JUST QUALITY” BULL SALE

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FIRST CLASS USU celebrates first veterinary graduates By Stevie Ipsen for the Utah Cattlemen’s Association

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n 2016, Utah State University celebrated a milestone when its first veterinary students graduated as doctors of veterinary medicine. Longtime hailed as having one of the best undergraduate programs to prepare students for veterinary school, Utah State officially welcomed its first vet students to the Logan campus in the fall of 2012. The Washington–Idaho– Montana–Utah (WIMU) Regional Program in veterinary medicine is a partnership between the Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, the University of Idaho Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Montana State University, and Utah State University School of Veterinary Medicine. All prospective students, regardless of state of residency, apply to the WIMU Regional Program through Washington State University. According to Bryan Johnson, a member of the first graduating DVM class from Utah State, the new program provided him the opportunity to attend veterinary school without the drastic expense of some other programs and the opportunity to stay in the Intermountain West all while still receiving a first-class education. “Despite the need for rural veterinarians, getting accepted in to veterinary school is extremely difficult,” Johnson expressed. “The more schools available and the better the opportunities, the more likely those job needs can be filled. “ As the animal agriculture sector has been in dire need of large animal practitioners for over a decade, the program at Utah State was started, in part, to help alleviate the need for 86

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more food animal veterinarians. To help make it more enticing for students to enter the field of veterinary medicine, specifically in the food animal sector, approximately 93 percent of veterinary students receive scholarship money to supplement the costly education. In addition the WIMU program has a food animal group that has pioneered the popular two-summer long externship known as the Northwest Bovine Veterinary Experience Program, designed to provide off-site experience to students interested in feedlot and/or food animal experience. Johnson said he thinks that the different externship opportunities, coupled with the availability of more veterinary schools in rural areas throughout the west may help alleviate the need for more food animal practitioners. Each year, up to 20 Utah residents and 10 non-residents are entered into the WIMU Regional Program in

Logan at Utah State University. Those accepted into the program spend the first two years at Utah State University before transferring to Pullman for their remaining two years. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree is conferred by the Regents of Washington State University. Although the University of Idaho, Montana State University, and Utah State University are partners in the program, all students receive their DVM degrees from WSU. USU’s School of Veterinary Medicine is comprised of dedicated, internationally-recognized faculty members and state-of-the-art teaching, animal and research facilities. WSU’s College of Veterinary Medicine is one of the nation’s top veterinary schools with one of the best-equipped teaching hospitals in the world, as well as distinguished faculty members who are recognized as leaders in the field and respected worldwide.

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BEEFMASTER SELECTION INDICES DEVELOPED TO INCREASE PROFITABILITY Beefmaster Breeders United accounting for costs associated with (BBU) is pleased to announce the cow maintenance. The beef industry development and release of their has realized the value of Beefmaster Terminal ($T) and Maternal ($M) influenced heterosis and $M is Indices. Commercial cattlemen now another tool that will help ranchers have the most powerful Beefmaster leverage heterosis to produce more selection tools at their fingertips. productive replacement females. The release of $T Terminal Index It is important for ranchers to and $M Maternal Index now allows know the difference between these commercial cattlemen to target their two indices. $T will help cattlemen bull selections to achieve specific select for high performing, fast production goals. growing genetics that by their These indices were developed by very nature tend to be large, faster the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specifically working with Dr. Matt Spangler, Associate Professor of Animal Science/Extension Beef Genetics Specialist, and Animal Breeding and Genetics graduate student Katie Ochsner. “These two economic indices allow users of Beefmaster genetics to select seedstock based on their genetic potential for profit and alleviate the cumbersome nature of sorting through scores of individual EPDs,” said Dr. Spangler. “Producers should clearly define their production goals and use the index that best fits them. Use of the incorrect index could lead to undesired responses given the two objectives (terminal vs maternal) emphasize different traits.” The $T index is designed to assist buyers in selecting range bulls that will excel in live performance, feedyard and value adding, grid driving carcass traits. $T is the ideal tool for the retained ownership rancher or commercial cow herds that are aligned with supply chains that demand added performance, efficiency and carcass merit. The $M index goes to the heart of what every commercial cattleman demands in today’s market. The Beefmaster maternal index is best explained as the dollar profit per cow exposed due to calf weaning weight 90 Utah Cattleman Seedstock Edition

growing animals. $M should be used if a rancher is producing replacement females and is concerned with fertility, cow maintenance and associated costs, while adding weaning weight to the calf crop. Cattle producers can access and review index values on the Beefmaster animal search database. For more information or questions please contact Beefmaster Breeders United at 210-732-3132 or visit www.beefmasters.org.

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2W Livestock Equipment...................... 37 ABS........................................................... 44 Adams Angus Acres............................... 33 All West/Select Sires............................... 22 Allflex, USA............................................... 6 American Angus Association............... 65 American Hereford Association........... 69 Animal Health Express.......................... 76 Anthony Angus....................................... 84 Barker Cattle Company........................... 9 Beckman Livestock................................ 33 Beefmaster Breeders United.................. 91 Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica........ 67 Callicrate Bander.................................... 40 Cannon Angus........................................ 53 Color Country Bull Sale........................ 41 Colyer Hereford & Angus..................... 21 Crystalyx.................................................. 36 Daniels Hereford Ranch........................ 82 DBC Angus............................................. 72 Diamond Peak Cattle Company........... 56 Ekker Herefords...................................... 96 Elanco Animal Health..................... 72, 88 Fullmer Crescent Moon ........................ 51 Gelbvieh and Balancer........................... 39 GeneMax................................................. 85 Genex....................................................... 68 Giant Rubber Water Tanks.................... 88 Gillespie Angus....................................... 43 Hoffman AI............................................. 90 Hot Shoe Red Angus.............................. 47 IFA Country Stores........................... 36, 37

Inforce 3 One Shot BVD........................ 42 Intermountain Genetic Alliance........... 88 Ipsen Cattle Co....................................... 25 James Bessler Insurance......................... 78 Jasperson Cattle Company.................... 75 JBB/AL Herefords................................... 15 Johansen Herefords.......................... 18, 19 Keller Cattle Corp..................................... 5 Lazy JB..................................................... 34 Lisonbee Angus...................................... 57 Loveless Gelbvieh................................... 70 Lund Ranch............................................. 63 Lyman Livestock..................................... 49 McCarty Cattle Company..................... 74 McPherson Farms.................................. 55 Multimin, USA....................................... 31 ORIgen Beef............................................ 92 Phil Allen & Sons................................... 54 Pot of Gold Bull Sale.............................. 62 Quest of the West Cattle Sale................ 95 R&R Genetics.......................................... 77 Raise ‘Em Right Ranch.......................... 54 Redd Ranches............................................ 2 Rees Bros. Cattle..................................... 79 RimRock Angus...................................... 33 Riverbend Ranch.................................... 48 Robin’s Nest Angus Ranch.................... 60 Rocky Mountain Ultrasound................ 60 Romans Angus & Brangus.................... 84 RV Bar Angus......................................... 11 Scour Bos................................................. 72 Shandar Angus Ranch........................... 45

Shaw Cattle Co........................................ 17 Silencer..................................................... 66 Silveus Insurance Group........................ 73 Sitz Angus.................................................. 7 Snake River Bull Test Sale...................... 81 Sorensen Angus Ranch.......................... 10 Spring Cove Ranch................................. 15 ST Genetics............................................. 89 Steve Smith Angus & Gelbvieh............. 74 T-Heart Ranch........................................ 83 The Adams Connection......................... 33 The Cattlemen’s Connection Bull Sale.15 Top Hat Simmentals............................... 14 Udy Cattle Company.............................. 35 Utah Angus Association........................ 61 Utah Beef Council.................................. 24 Utah Beef Improvement Association... 29 Utah Hereford Association................... 13 V-A-L Charolais...................................... 84 Vertical Edge Genetics........................... 87 Ward Angus Ranch................................ 23 Western AgCredit................................... 93 Western Cowman................................... 71 Western Livestock Jounral.................... 32 Western Video Market........................... 16 Willow Creek Salt Company................. 34 Winnemucca Ranch Rodeo Weekend. 50 Yardley Cattle Company.......................... 3 Zions Bank.............................................. 78 Zoetis.................................................. 42, 85

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O U R F E AT U R E H E R D S I R E S

Bulls built for the Commercial Cowman!

Churchill Outcross 1217Y ET • 43237197 (bw)+5.2 (ww)+59 (yw)+99 (m)+27 (mg)+57 (sc)+1.4 (re)+.84 1217Y is our cornerstone herd sire with an abundance of eye appeal and performance all while starting with a 78 lb bw.! He was a class winner at the ‘13 NWSS! Sons available now!

H5 161 Advance 586 • 43589508 (bw)+3.5 (ww)+65 (yw)+101 (m)+27 (mg)+60 (sc)+1.6 (re)+.32 586 was our selection out of Harrell Herefords’ sale in Baker City, OR. He is a classy made, fully pigmented, very correct bull backed by one of Harrell’s best cow families. We are anxious for his first calf crop!

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