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KJAA Preview Show is June 6-7 KJAA members are planning their annual summer Preview Show. The Preview Show will be June 6-7 on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. Cattle classes will include owned and bred and owned females, cow/calf pairs, bred and owned bulls and registered, commercial and Angus crossbred steers. Juniors may also compete in showmanship, sales talk, herdsman’s quiz, public speaking contests and the “editor’s pic” photo contest. Two showmanship representatives to the 2014 National Junior Angus Show contest as well as members of the KJAA teams sales and quiz bowl NJAS teams will be chosen through contest participation. The two day event will feature the KJAA annual meeting, officer elections and awards presentations. The Kansas Angus Auxiliary will hold their summer meeting and award scholarships in conjunction with the Preview Show. Show entry deadline is May 30. An entry form is on page 5. The complete schedule of events is on page 6. Visit www.kansasangus.org for online entry form and more.
reference material. The 132 page booklet features a complete listing of current KAA members along with contact and herd information. Advertisements from many Kansas Angus breeders and industry partners highlight the states programs, seedstock and genetics. The Directory has been mailed out to our mailing list to receive a free copy of the 2014 Directory email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 620-872-3915.
Kansas State Fair Angus Show Designated a ROV Show Entry deadline is August 15, late entries accepted, additional fees apply.
The open Angus Show at the Kansas State Fair has been designated an American Angus Association Roll of Victory point show. KAA members, Angus breeders, show enthusiasts and juniors are encouraged to participate in the Kansas State Fair Open Angus Show on Saturday, September 13 in Hutchinson. Jon Davis, Gallipolis, Ohio will evaluate the show. The Angus bull and female champions will be eligible to represent the Angus breed in the Supreme Drive competing for cash and prizes. If fitting and showing is not your thing but you would like to still participate; consider entering in the special pen cow/calf show. Pairs in the pen show are not shown on halter and are not traditionally fitted. For entry forms, schedule and online entry visit www.kansassatefair.com or call Susan at 620-669-3614. For more information on Roll of Victory Angus shows visit KAA Annual Membership Drive Underway www.angus.org. The Kansas Angus Association (KAA) is holding our annual membership Special Hotel Block: The Fairfield Inn & Suites in Hutchinson, KS has drive. Current members are encouraged to renew their membership by created a group block for the Kansas Beef Exhibitors. Reservations can June 10 and new members are always welcome. Membership benefits be called in at (620) 259-8787 and say you are with the Beef Exhibitors. include a membership listing in the annual Kansas Angus Association membership directory which includes contact information, herd information Guests may also use www.Marriott.com/ICTHU enter in the dates of the event 9/914-9/14/14, scroll down to were it says corporate/promo code. and directions to your farm or ranch; an online membership listing; a Enter BEEBEEC for a King Suite with sofa bed or BEEBEEA for double subscription to the Kansas Angus News and opportunities for marketing registered and commercial Angus cattle through KAA sponsored queen, press enter and proceed. The cut off date for reservations is June sales. For convenience, the KAA has an online application and pay option 1, 2014. If you have questions call Kara at the Fairfield Inn, 620.259.8787 at www.kansasangus.org . Membership statements are being mailed out ext. 502. in May, please renew by June 10. A mail-in form is on page 20 of this KAN.
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KAA Districts 1 & 2 Meeting is June 15
Districts 1 & 2 of the Kansas Angus Association will be hosting their Looking for a listing of Angus sales in Kansas? Or maybe junior show entry annual meeting on Sunday, June 15th at May-Way Farms near Baldwin City at 6 pm. You don’t have to live in Districts 1 or 2 to attend this forms, or contact information on a Kansas Angus Association member or perhaps you want to browse the latest issue of the Kansas Angus News? meeting. It is open to anyone with an interest in Angus cattle . For Our website, www.kansasangus.org is the go to place for information about reservations contact: Jason Flory , District 2 KAA Director by email at email@example.com or call 785-979-2183 or Neal Haverkamp, District 1 the KAA, Kansas Junior Angus Association (KJAA) and Kansas Angus KAA Director by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 785-858-4457 or Auxiliary (KAAx). Frequent updates are made to insure that you can find 785-336-1655, by June 9, 2015. Steak dinner is $5 per person ( children what you are looking for with a few clicks. welcome) and will be hosted by Jason & Wendy Flory, May-Way Farms.1271 N 650 Road, Lawrence, KS. (Directions from Lawrence: South on If you are a Facebook user, become a fan of the Kansas Angus Association to interact daily with other Angus breeders and enthusiasts. Be Highway 59 to N650 exit. East on N650 to May-Way Sign). sure to post photos, links to your website, sale dates and more and don’t forget to check out our frequent posts and status updates that encompass Time to Update Your KAN Ad? the activities and upcoming events and deadlines for the KAA, KJAA and We want each KAN advertiser to get the most benefit out of their KAAx. advertisement in the KAN. For those of you that are regular advertisers with a business card or larger ad ;if you have not made updates recently, The KAA sends weekly news, information via our Kansas Angus E-Update; please take a minutes to look at your ad and check to see if the information you can join our e-list by sending an email to ksangus-epdateis current and accurate. Remember to check for accuracy of all information email@example.com. in your business card or display ad; current phone numbers; current email and web site addresses are essential. Is it time for a fresh new This KAA has published the Kansas Angus News for over 60 years; our full advertisement or a new graphic or logo? Do you need to add or update sale date or private treaty sale information? Please send your new cameracolor magazine style newsletter averages 24 pages per issue and is published six times a year. The KAN features sale advertisements, industry ready advertisement; information to update your existing ad or info for a information, show result photos, entry forms and more as well a page in new ad to me by July 10 for inclusion in the Fall (August/September / each issue for junior members. Subscriptions to the KAN are free or you October) issue. can read it online . The annual Kansas Angus Directory is a great 1 ▪ Summer 2014 ▪ Kansas Angus News
Kansas Angus Association The President’s Pen
The long winter is finally behind us and we transition to the next season. It is exciting to create the next generation through breeding with new genetics and ultimately producing a better food product. Every person in agriculture is always optimistic about producing that next crop, weaning calves and most of all watching our children grow. As we get into the summer months, many families will be gearing up for the state preview show and the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). I encourage all junior members to participate in these events. Juniors don’t have to show cattle to be a part of these shows. The preview show offers several of the same educational contests as the NJAS. Public speaking, team sales, quiz bowl, beef cook off and photography are just a few contests that will allow juniors to stretch their creativity and “think on their feet.” The Kansas juniors are second to none when it comes to participating in these contests. These juniors have won the sweepstakes award 16 out of the last 17 years. There are many people willing to offer help and insight to juniors wanting to participate in these contests. It’s a great way to have fun and meet some great people who will become lifetime friends. Good Luck Juniors! I wanted to end my letter with a few words regarding the decisions the national board has made. It is unfortunate that a tough situation caused for harsh decisions to be made. The Kansas Angus Association board of directors is in support of the Angus breed and moving forward to make the state and national organizations stronger. I appreciate the members who have contacted the KAA board of directors with your concerns. I look forward to seeing you this summer at the junior events. Let’s all Keep Calm and Angus On.
Kansas Angus Association President, 2014
Notes and News from Anne
We cannot always build the future for our youth, but we can build our youth for the future. ~Franklin Delano Roosevelt
As summer approaches and children eagerly await the last school bell that indicates summer break our Angus juniors are also anticipating a summer filled with junior Angus activities … the Preview Show, National Junior Angus Show, County Fairs ,the LEAD Conference and more. With that anticipation also comes hard work and dedication; endless hours of working hair and practicing showmanship skills along with perfecting speeches or cook-off skits are all part of many Angus junior’s summer. Join me in wishing all of our Angus juniors a successful and fun summer as we support and encourage them as they learn, grow ,succeed and work toward a future in the Angus industry. Anne Anne S. Lampe, Ks Angus News, editor ; Kansas Angus Association, Secretary/Manager firstname.lastname@example.org , 620-874-4273 cell, 620-872-3915 home/office
In this Issue Page 1. association news………....1 Editors Notes, KAA, KAN Info…............2 Angus Industry…………..……................3 Special Junior Section………………….4-11 Auxiliary………………………………..12 KS Angus Calendar…………… ……....18 KAA Membership Application/renewal form...20
The Junior Issue KJAA………...4 Preview Entry Form...5 Preview Schedule/Info...6 My Angus Story …….7 Officer/Director App….7 KAF Jr Champions…...8 Earn Bronze & Silver Awards...8 NE District Show Entry Form..9 Award Applications…...10-11
Cover - “Teamwork” KJAA fitting team at the 2013 National Junior Angus Show in Kansas City. Photo & design by Anne Lampe. 2 ▪ Summer 2014 ▪ Kansas Angus News
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President : Ron Hinrichsen, Westmoreland Vice President : Sharee Sankey, Council Grove Secretary/Mgr: Anne Lampe, Scott City (620) 874-4273 (cell) Treasurer: Robert Bailey ,3990 Highway K68 Quenemo, Ks 66528,(785) 828-3338 Past President: Craig Rucker , Burdett District Directors Term Expires # 1 Neal Haverkamp, Bern ……………….….……...2016 # 2 Jason Flory, Baldwin City ………..…….…..... 2017 # 3 Flinton McCabe, Elk City ………………..………….2017 # 4 Doug Benoit, Esbon ..……………….…….….........2016 # 5 Mark Rohr, Hays………………….....…………...... 2015 # 6 John McCurry, Burrton……………….…..………....2016 # 7 Larry Lundgren, Gove………...………………...…..2016 # 8 Grant Gardiner, Ashland……………………....…...2016 Directors At Large (Commercial) Harold Hazelton, McPherson……………………..……...2016 Derrick Schlegel, Alexander …………………........…..2017 Rick Cornwell St. John ……………..……….………. .2015 Directors At Large (Purebred) Brandon New, Leavenworth………………….………....2017 Stuart Rose, Cheney…….…………………..……. …....2015 Clint Woodrow, Emporia …………… ………….…….2016 The KAA board meets quarterly in February, May, September and December. Members are welcome to attend meetings. Contact Anne Lampe for meeting dates.
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67%, compared to the mid- to low-50% area just a few years ago. Percent Prime is averaging over 4%. Angus-type cattle qualifying for the Certified The first-ever Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand are up from 24-25% a year ago to a range of Show returns to the roots of the Angus business 26-29% for early 2014. What you might not know is how important quality By Eric Grant, American Angus Association director of public relations and communications grade is to consumer satisfaction. Dr. Dale Woerner, Colorado State Did you know the first set of Angus-cross calves, produced by George University meat scientist, noted at a recent industry seminar that flavor has Grant, the founder of the Angus breed in the United States, were sold at replaced tenderness as the key driver of beef consumption. He added that auction in Kansas City? Did you know an 1882 meeting that led to the marbling is the critical component in beef flavor, so as quality grade formation of the American Aberdeen-Angus Breeder’s Association took increases, consumer satisfaction increases. That’s based on research place in Kansas City? Did you know the first headquarters office for the funded by the Beef Check-off, he said, where a panel trained to detect Association was in Independence, just a few miles from downtown Kansas differences in beef flavor evaluated middle meats from carcasses of City? Kansas City is steeped in Angus history. varying quality grade. The results were enlightening. As shown in the figure It's a city that marks a threshold between east and west, north and south below, Select grading product was less than 30% desirable while Prime — a point of convergence for two great rivers, was in the upper-90% range. Since flavor is our beef consumption and frontier trails, the railroads and the demand driver, the target is very clear. Lee Leachman, at his recent presuperhighways. It opened the gate to westward sale educational event for Leachman Cattle of Colorado, told cattlemen expansion and witnessed the sweeping that the beef industry’s grading target is not 70% Choice as once changes of history – the plow busting open the supposed—it is 70% Premium Choice and Prime. Then we achieve prairie, the expansion of farming and ranching, consumer satisfaction and ensure demand. the green revolution that continues to feed the world. This is where it all began — and it's altogether fitting that Angus return to Kansas City, to Angus Influence Grows in U.S. Herds celebrate its heritage, to set the course for the future. English-origin cattle have dominated U.S. cowherds for more than a century, but a recent online survey of 1,245 producers updates the details. The 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show “We found that 34% of them run straight-bred Angus, having used no other will welcome the thought-leaders of the cattle business and feature an breed of bull in the past three years,” said Steve Suther, director of industry industry-leading trade show, where agriculture’s top companies will display information for Certified Angus Beef LLC, which commissioned the new products and services. study. “That’s about four times the number of all other straight-bred herds.” Crossbred herds accounted for 58% of the total, and most of those It will feature a homecoming tour of the American Angus Association®, used Angus genetics. Only 20% of all herds have no Angus genetics, and allowing members to meet staff and learn how association programs can after accounting for non-Angus purebred herds, that means 89% of benefit their herds. During the all-day Angus University, which is sponsored crossbred herds use Angus genetics. “Nearly 46% owned fewer than 50 by Merck Animal Health, seedstock and commercial producers along with cows,” Suther said, “but results did not change significantly when small feedlot operators can learn about innovative new production practices, and producers were excluded.” Those with more than 200 cows or located in the issues and opportunities ahead. There will be a slate of top-notch, the North central region tended to use a slightly lower percentage of Angus internationally known speakers, including futurist Lowell Catlett of New bulls. In all, the survey represented 65,000 bulls, 55% of them Angus. Mexico State University and Richard Picciotto, the highest-ranking Ages 46 to 75 years made up 79% of producers, followed by those 30 to firefighter to survive the World Trade Center collapse --– and the last 45, and older than 75. The 3% younger than 30 were much more likely to fireman to escape the devastation. It will also be fun. Two evening galas use Angus bulls (70%), and those over 75 used the most other breeds. will combine live entertainment with social gatherings. The event will see Except for those opposite ends, the older the producer, the more likely they the continuation of the business meetings of the Association and the were to use Angus bulls. Bull usage in 2013 was recorded as 40.2% Angus Angus Auxiliary — a candidate’s forum, the election of board members, only, followed by “multiple breeds including Angus” at 29.2% and “multiple and reports from staff and officers. Most of all, the Angus Means Business breeds but no Angus” at 7.2%, Suther said. The rest were widely scattered National Convention and Trade Show will provide unprecedented among a dozen or more other breeds that showed as much as one-tenth opportunities to network and meet new people across all sectors of the the Angus level, such as Hereford at 4.2% .Asked to name one breed that industry – and to build a brighter future for Angus as we move into the new most represents the herd, producers named Angus 65% of the time. century. Kansas City: where it all began. Join us in November 2014. Twelve percent named other English breeds, with Hereford representing Registration half of those. “In a market where a single premium beef carcass may bring Register online today at www.ANGUS.org for only $25 to secure a place at $2,500, a surprising 39.6% paid less than $2,500 for a bull in 2013, and the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show. only 11.2% paid more than $5,000,” Suther said. Producers were similarly Registration is encouraged before the early-bird deadline, Oct. 1, after unwilling to invest in DNA technology, with only 8.5% willing to use it at current market prices above $15 per head. Cross-tabulation by breeding which prices increase. system and other answers created profiles for various mindsets among producers. Operators of primarily Angus herds led all others in stressing Did you know… the importance of a bull being registered and backed by DNA information, Consumer taste sets target for beef while in management traits they chose feedlot performance and carcass By Larry Corah, Vice President, Certified Angus Beef LLC data as top concerns more often than other producers. Those who ranked With recent advances in cattle and beef prices, a common question among individual carcass data as above-average importance numbered only 37%, but it was 41% among primarily Angus operations. Similarly, access to producers is, “Can we maintain beef demand?” One fact brings some comfort: as an industry, we are producing the highest quality beef in nearly feedlot performance data was more important to 35.4% of all, but to 39.8% Continued on page 18 of Angus operations. 50 years. In 2014, the share of cattle grading Choice is averaging nearly 3 ▪ Summer 2014 ▪ Kansas Angus News
KS Junior Angus Association See page 5 for KJAA Preview Show Entry Form and page 6 for the schedule of events.
Hello KJAA members, Although we have not had warm temperatures these past few weeks Spring is upon us and I am sure that warmer weather will find us soon!
I am sure that several of you are attending spring show and working toward Junior Nationals. In the last issue I challenged the new members to enter at least one contest and for those of you who currently participate in the contests try a new one! Last year we fell a little short and our Sweepstakes record was broke, lets show’em we mean business this year! Remember we get points for participation, number of head of cattle shown and placement. Make sure that you refer to your NJAA “green booklet” for the deadlines of all the contests. May is a very important month… May 15th is the ownership and entry deadline for NJAS. As far as the contests, Creative Writing, Photography and Graphic Design are also due on the 15th. May 25th is the deadline for Public Speaking speech outlines as well as Career Development Resumes. We have had members compete in all contests if there is a contest you would like to try, but need more information please feel free to call or e-mail me. This is a great way to be involved and meet new people. If you are unable to attend Nationals there are always contests you can participate in. I look forward to seeing you all at the Preview show!
Delegates and Candidate
Raising the Bar Angus juniors have the opportunity to travel the country with the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA), and learn from knowledgeable personnel in the cattle business. NJAA members met April 10-13 at Texas Tech University in Lubbock, Texas, to participate in a Raising the Bar conference. Evan Woodbury, Quenemo, right, representing the Kansas Junior Angus Association was among several Angus youth at the 2014 National Junior Angus Association Raising the Bar Officer Training. Thirty-one officers and advisors from eleven state junior Angus associations participated in the course, geared toward building stronger leaders while forming important regional relationships. Also pictured is Lindsay Upperman, National Junior Angus Board director. Photo by Jaclyn Uppermann, American Angus Association.
KJAA OFFICERS 2013-14 President: Mackenzie Flory, Baldwin City- firstname.lastname@example.org President Elect: Cody Thies, Leavenworth 1st Vice President: Esther McCabe, Elk City 2nd Vice President: Jackson Wingert, Ottawa Treasurer: Chelsey Figge, Onaga Secretary: Evan Woodbury, Quenemo Reporter: Megan Green, Leavenworth Co-Historians: Hadley DeHoff, Tonganoxie & Megan Green Co-Reporters Caleb Flory, Baldwin City & Grady Dickerson, Paradise Co– Membership Directors: Anna Carpenter, Wamego & Cale Hinrichsen, Westmoreland Past President: Hannah McCabe, Elk City
KJAA members Jackson Wingert and Esther McCabe will represent Kansas as voting delegates at the annual meeting of the National Junior Angus Association held during the National Junior Angus Show in Indianapolis, IN. Evan Woodbury was chosen by the membership to be a candidate for election to the NJAA board of directors.
Preview Show Hotel Block– Reserve your room today! The KJAA Preview Show is June 6 and 7 in Hutchinson. There is a block of rooms at the Ramada Inn, $85/double room. Ask for Ks Jr Angus Preview Show block. Reserve by May 22. 620-669-9311.
National Jr Angus Show July 6-12, 2014 Indianapolis, IN Entry deadline—May 15.
(late entries accepted online only
May 16-25 with late fee)
Many individual contest deadlines are also May 15. www.angus.org/njaa
DIRECTORS District 1: Eva Hinrichsen District 2: Claire Wingert District 5: Ethan Dickerson District 6: Luke Sankey, Andale District 8: Quannah Gardiner, Ashland At-Large: Reid Shipman, Manhattan; Sydnee Shive, Mount Hope; Laura Carpenter, Wamego, Alex Cozzitorto, Lawrence ADVISORS Ken & Jackie Ottensmeier ………… ……..(913)796-6994 Barb Downey ………………………..…… .(785)556-8160 Howard & Elise Woodbury………………. (785)453-2492 Anne Lampe…………………………... … ..(620)872-3915
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KJAA Summer Preview Show June 6-7, 2014 Kansas Sate Fairgrounds, Hutchinson.
June 6– Cattle arrival / check in – Contests– KJAA Annual Meeting June 7– Show Entry form is on page 5 and online submission form is available
2014 Kansas Junior Angus Preview Show▪ June 6-7▪ KS State Fairgrounds Rules & Entry Form
Entry Deadline May 30
Form also available on line at www.kansasangus.org
1. Tie facilities will be available for use by exhibitors on Thursday, June 5 after 1:00 p.m. 2. Cattle must be checked in by Friday, June 6, 2014 at 10 a.m. 3. The KJAA Preview show will be held at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, June 7, 2014 at the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. There will be a $15.00 entry fee for each animal entered; due by May 30 , 2014 ( postmarked on/before). Submit on-line at www.kansasangus.org . NO LATE ENTRIES will be accepted. Ribbons for each class will be provided as well as champion and reserve champion ribbons for divisions and overall awards. After check-in cattle must remain on KSF until release, cattle are released after completion of their respective classes. 4. All registration papers must be properly transferred according to the rules of the American Angus Association and solely in the name of the junior exhibitor. You must have your ORIGINAL registration papers with you at the show. 5. Tattoos and original registration papers will be checked at the show. Any animal that is not tattooed or has an incorrect tattoo will not be allowed to show. Freeze brands allowed as per AAA rules. 6.Health papers are not required, but cattle must not have warts, r active ringworm or show signs of sickness or disease. Females (of age) are to be OCV. 7. Females must be born on/after September 1, 2012 to be eligible to show. 8. Bred-and-owned heifers may also show in the owned division provided they pay for the entry fee & enter in both shows. 9. STEERS-Classes for registered Angus steers, commercial purebred Angus steers and Angus-based predominantly black crossbred (Angus sire or dam) steers, born on/after January 1, 2013 . Registered Steers must comply with NJAA rules. Commercial Angus and Angus Cross steers must comply with Kansas 4-H and FFA rules. Reg. steers show by age. 10. BULL show for registered bred-and-owned Angus bulls born January 1, 2013- December 31, 2013 11.COW/CALF pairs may be exhibited provided the calf is bred-and-owned by the exhibitor and the junior is the sole recorded owner of the cow. If entries are sufficient a bred & owned class may be made. A.) If the cow was not bred by the exhibitor, the issue date on the recorded transfer of the cow must precede the breeding date of the cow for the calf at side. B.) Calf must be the cow’s most recent natural calf and must have been born on or after September 1, 2013 C.) Calf must be registered by show date and shown on halter.
12. Contestants must show their own animals unless 2 or more are exhibited in the same class in such case another KJAA member is allowed to show.. In the case of illness or injury a KJAA member may be allowed to show in your place with a written doctor’s excuse. Notice must be received at check in. In the case of an emergency illness or injury at the show after cattle check-in , the show chairman (KJAA president) must be notified prior to the class in order for a substitute showman. Failure to show a doctor’s excuse or in the case of a show emergency contact with show chairman prior to entering the class will result in disqualification of the entry. 13. Classes will be set up according to age and number entered. Steers refer to #9 14. Exhibitors must be members of the KJAA. If not a member, you can join when entering. 15.Cattle will be bedded on provided chips. Bring your own feed and hay as well as straw for tie-out area. No feed or straw sales during show. 16. SHOWMANSHIP- Pee-wee (ages 7-9 must be an exhibitor), Junior (ages 10-13), Intermediate (14-17) and Senior (18-21) showmanship contests will be held. (all ages as of January 1, 2014) . Each contestant must own and exhibit their animal***. You must be an exhibitor to show in showmanship; exception is pee wee class. 17. Members ages (14-21) competing to represent Kansas at the NJAS showmanship contest will compete in a specific showmanship class. You may compete in only 1 showmanship class. ***Older members competing to go to the NJAS may borrow a heifer , however you must notify an advisor or KJAA president (show chairman) before entering & showing. You must have been a KJAA & NJAA member prior to showing. ****Cow/calf pairs are not recommended for showmanship, if an exhibitor has only a pair an exception may be made by speaking to the show chairman or advisor to allow borrowing a heifer for showmanship. The pair will not be permitted in ring, it must be separated either the cow or calf shown individually. SHOWMANSHIP may be entered during show check in– no fee required.
18. The MEMBERS of the KJAA have voted that this be a “no fit” show, defined as exhibitors may not use any glue, adhesive, coloring or paint products.. Oils, “kleen sheen” type products, and foams are allowed. If you have questions ask! Aerosols will not be allowed in the make up area 19. Show dress code– NJAA rules. Collared tucked in shirt.
Judge: Jake Scott, Gordon, NE
Online ENTRY and FEE PAY www.kansasangus.org
2014 KJAA Preview Show Entry Form- Entry Deadline May 30, 2014
Section 1: Registered Angus Steers Section 2: Commercial Purebred Angus Steers Section 3: Angus based Cross Bred Steers Section 4: Bred & Owned Heifers Section 5: Owned Heifers Section 6: Cow/Calf Pairs Section 7: Bred & Owned Bulls Section
Name of Animal
Showmanship Class: □ Novice 7-9
□ Jr. 10-13
Date of Birth
□ Int. 14-17
Sire’s complete name
□NJAS selection 14-21
Please check only one box. NO FEE for showmanship - age as of Jan 1, 2014. A pee– wee division for non-exhibitors will be available– no entry required.
Exhibitor Name___________________________________ Birth Date__________( month/date/year) Age on Jan. 1____ AAA member Code_________ Address____________________________ City_______________ST_____________Zip__________ Phone_______________________Email______________________ Are you a first time KJAA exhibitor ? Yes NO ▪ Are you a member of the Ks Jr. Angus Association? YES NO ; if no enclose $5 membership dues, valid until age 21.
____ # of Entries x $15 per head
Are you planning to exhibit or attend the National Jr. Angus Show in Indianapolis ? YES NO NJAS T-shirt Size:____ Youth Adult PICNIC : How many from your family will attend the family KJAA picnic on the evening of Friday, June 6 ?_____ Please fill out only one reservation per family. Please plan to pay for meals at check– in approx $7/per person. Mail with entry fee of $15/head. Checks payable to KJAA. To: Kenzie Flory , KJAA President; 1162 N 550 Rd, Baldwin City , Ks 66006 NO LATE ENTRIES ACCEPTED. Non refundable fees. Enter & pay online www.kansasangus.org
Use a separate form for each exhibitor. Copies accepted.
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Annual KJAA Preview Show June 6-7
The Kansas Junior Angus Association will host its annual Preview Show June 6-7, 2014 on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson. The show will feature divisions for owned heifers, cow/calf pairs, steers and for bred and owned bulls and heifers. All exhibitors will be eligible to compete in an age appropriate showmanship class . A special showmanship contest will be held to select two juniors that will represent the KJAA in the National Jr. Angus Showmanship Contest in Indianapolis, Indiana later in the summer. The two day event is much more than a cattle show. Juniors have the opportunity to compete in several educational contests even if they are not exhibiting cattle. A herdsman quiz contest is open to all members. Quiz questions and the length of the quiz will vary depending on the age of the contestant and will test juniors on their knowledge of the Angus and beef industries. Sample quiz questions may be found by visiting the National Junior Angus Association website www.njaa.info or by emailing Kansasangus@wbsnet.org .Young Angus enthusiasts are invited to take part in the coloring contest, prizes will be awarded to all participants. A prepared public speaking and an extemporaneous speech contest will also be part of the activities. Members will vie for a spot on the KJAA Team Sales NJAS teams by competing in the sales talk competition. The KJAA and the Kansas Angus Auxiliary will hold their annual meetings . Don’t forget the “Editor’s Pic- “ photo contest, enter and you may see your photo published in the Kansas Angus News. Friday’s activities will end with a picnic for all. Awards for the contests as well as scholarships and other awards sponsored by the Ks. Angus Auxiliary will be presented. Picnic reservations are requested with your show entry , reservations can be made by those not exhibiting cattle by emailing email@example.com
Thursday, June 5—Grounds available for cattle after 1 pm. Friday, June 6( all activities are on the Ks State Fairgrounds) 9 am to 10 am– Cattle check in. Check tattoos/freeze brands and all original registration certificates. Weigh steers & bulls. Contest registration and showmanship registration. All cattle must be on grounds by 10 am. 12 pm– Contest and showmanship registration closes. 11 am– KJAA annual meeting. Officer elections. 1pm Herdsman Quiz. ; Coloring Contest 1:30 pm– Public Speaking and Extemporaneous Speech Contests. Ages 9-13, 14-17, 18-21. NJAS rules apply. www.njaa.info 3 pm– Sales Talk Competition, ages 9-13, 14-17, 18-21. Compete as individuals, NJAS format and rules. www.njaa.info 4:30 pm- Kansas Angus Auxiliary meeting 6:00 pm– KJAA fun activity 6:45pm– KJAA Picnic and Awards Ceremony. (reservations requested) Saturday, June 7 9 am– KJAA Preview Show -Judge– Jake Scott, Gordon , NE ( see page 5 for entry form or submit online at www.kansasangus.org ) deadline is May 30 Steers, Bred & Owned Heifers; Owned Heifers; Cow/Calf Pairs; Bulls ;Showmanship.
Kansas Junior Angus Association Minutes Submitted By Evan Woodbury, Secretary
The bi-annual meeting of the Kansas Junior Angus Association was held on January 25, 2014 at 4 p.m. during the Kansas Angus Futurity on the Kansas State Fairgrounds in Hutchinson, Kansas. President MacKenzie Flory called the meeting to order and a roll sheet was passed around for members to sign. There were a total of 52 members and numerous parents present. Next, we proceeded to first time exhibitors at the Kansas Angus Futurity and 12 new members introduced themselves and where they were from. Officer reports were given, and the minutes of the previous meeting from the Preview Show in June were read and approved by a motion from Anna Carpenter and seconded by Claire Wingert. Moreover, the treasurer’s report was approved as printed by a motion from Megan Green and seconded by Caleb Flory. Moving along, Megan Green reminded us to keep taking photos and to submit them on the Kansas Angus Association Facebook page so she could access them for the scrapbook. Furthermore, Mackenzie Flory commented briefly on the semen auction that she had put together for that evening and reminded everyone that all the proceeds benefited the Kansas Junior Angus Association and also to make sure and sign the thank you cards for the donors before you left the meeting. Additionally, Esther McCabe reminded us to be thinking about what we wanted to do for the National Junior Angus Show stall signs and the state booth. As we entered new business, Esther McCabe explained that currently the Membership Directors didn’t have a set job description, so she suggested turning the state mentoring program over the membership directors (Anna Carpenter and Cale Hinrichsen). Chelsey Figge made the motion to do so and Kady Figge seconded it, and the motion passed. Everyone that was interested in the program needed to stay after the meeting and get paired with a mentor or protégé. In further new business, Jackson Wingert and Esther McCabe were selected as voting delegates for the National Junior Angus Show this summer and Chelsey Figge was selected as the first alternate. Evan Woodbury was selected as the National Junior Angus Board of Directors Candidate by a motion from Alexandra Cozzitorto and seconded by Cheyenne Ratliff, which passed. Next, we moved to advisor reports. Anne Lampe reminded all members to make sure they were signed up to get the Kansas Angus News because that is where a lot of correspondence for the associations take place. Furthermore, Anne went over all of the contest areas for the Preview Show in June and the National Junior Angus Show this summer in Indianapolis. 6 ▪ Summer 2014 ▪ Kansas Angus News
The contests are all listed in the green National Junior Angus Association book . Also, you can show at the Preview show if you are 7 years old. Barb Downey and Howard Woodbury, also advisors, echoed Anne in saying that if you are a first time junior nationals exhibitor, don’t be afraid to ask questions, and if they don’t know the answer, they will find out. Moreover, Jerry Theis addressed the hotel situation for junior nationals and asked for suggestions on what the group would like to do. The discussion was decided to be continued later. Finally, announcements were read. The show started at 9 a.m. the next morning and the National Junior Angus Association Dress Code applies (collared shirt, tucked in). It is a fit show, but no paint or coloring agents are to be used. The Preview Show would be June 6th and 7th in Hutchinson at the Kansas State Fairgrounds. The banquet that evening was at 7 p.m., preceded by a social at 6:30 p.m. There were still limited tickets available for the banquet. Kelsey Theis moved to adjourn the meeting, Reid Shipman seconded the motion. It was passed and the meeting was adjourned.
Editor’s Pic– Photo Contest- at the Preview Show Rules & Guidelines All KJAA members are eligible to enter up to 4 photographs. Color or black and white. Selected or winning photos become the property of the Ks Angus News and will not be returned. Photos must be either 4 x 6 or 5 x 7 and mounted on 81/2” x 11 poster board or card stock. ( no larger). Winning and selected photos may be used on the cover or within the Ks Angus News at the editor’s discretion. No compensation will be given for published photos. Photo credit will be given to the photographer. The subject of all entries must pertain to Angus cattle or “Angus” people. Photos maybe divided upon entry for judging. Judging criteria will include photo composition and overall impact of the photo. Remember: A good cover shot is vertical or portrait layout. On the back of each entry print. Your name, City, and Photo location .Upon entry each participant will be asked to sign a photo release. Entries in the contest must be entered at the Preview Show on Friday , June 6 at by 12 pm . If you are not attending the show and would like to enter mail your entries postmarked no later than May 30 to Ks Angus News, Anne Lampe, 5201 E Rd 110, Scott City, Ks 67871.
My Angus Story By Esther McCabe, 2014 Kenneth & Lorene Moore Scholarship Winner
“My Angus story” might be like many others who have been fortunate enough to have the opportunity to be a part of a great state association that led their involvement into the National Junior Angus Association. Growing up on a family farm with two brothers and a redheaded sister doesn’t leave much room to just “slip in” and be noticed. For many years, people would comment that they did not know my siblings had a younger sister. Growing up, I kept to myself and simply learned by watching. I followed in my sibling’s footsteps for many years from the contests I participated in to the community college I chose to attend. It was not until I was the only one home that I learned that I could be my own person and make my own path so to speak. November 12, 2012 is when I really began to start my own path. That morning, I was crowned Miss American Angus. Since that day, I have grown more than I ever imagined possible, been pushed so far out of comfort zone and I have the American Angus Auxiliary and the Angus Association as a whole to thank for that. Where “my Angus story” might begin to differ from others is my involvement on the family farm. Since I was big enough to walk, I have found some way to “contribute” even if it is just being in the way as a youngster, I was still learning hands on life lessons even when I didn’t realize it at the time. At first, my responsibility just included doing my chores and running tickets during our production sale. As I have grown, so have my responsibilities. I now am able to help bale/ haul hay in the summer time, process baby calves during calving, diagnose and treat sick animals, manage or be lend a hand for just about any task on the farm. One of my greatest accomplishments on the farm is when I was told I was responsible to run the “in gate” at our annual bull sale. This is a huge privilege that anyone would be excited to have! Even though my story could end there, it doesn’t thankfully. I have had the opportunity to grow up in a great industry with great cattle but even better people. I have made life long friends that otherwise I would have never known. Serving in many officer positions with these people and seeing their thoughts and thinking, excites me about the future of the industry. Working with people of the association of all ages is very eye opening to the talent and knowledge that is backing a great association. My 12 years of involvement as a member has taught me skills that I can carry with me into any endeavor of life. I have learned how to present myself in front of an audience and present a speech because of the speaking contests and the Cook-Off, sit in an interview and allow others to learn about me with confidence because of the career development contest, and write with ease about a given subject from participating in the creative writing contest. All of these skills are assets that I am thankful I have learned through the Angus Association. My Angus story beings like many and my junior career will end just like every other junior. However, the middle of my story took me down a new path that has opened many new doors for my future. I am excited to take what I have learned from my experiences from showing cattle and being raised on my family’s farm on with me everyday to do as 1 Thessalonians 4:10 says, “Excel still more.” Scholarship:The Kenneth and Lorene Moore Scholarship is awarded annually to an outstanding KJAA member that is a college sophomore. The scholarship application mandates that the applicants write an essay describing Angus involvement and accomplishments. The $1000 scholarship is administered by the Kansas Angus Auxiliary and is funded by a generous donation by the Moore’s. Applications are due annually on January 10 and the winner is announced during the KAA banquet.
Ks Jr. Angus Association OFFICER/DIRECTOR/ADVISOR
Application must be post marked or emailed by
May 30, 2014
Name__________________________ Age:________ Birth date___/____/___ Angus District:__________ County__________ Email __________________ Number of Years in KJAA_____ Phone__(______)___________________ Advisor Applicants—number of years involved with KJAA____ Previous KJAA offices held, director positions, committee chairman and committees served on:
Check or number( as to preference ) the office you are seeking. _____ Advisor(s)- advise KJAA on activities. Offer assistance and guidance 3 yr term _____District director– Must be least 12 years old and not have served more than 2 consecutive years as a director. (unless circumstances deem otherwise) Responsible for awards sponsors and member recruitment in the district. ____Membership Director Promote KJAA , encourage and recruit new members ____ Historian—prepare scrapbook for NJAS competition ____Reporter submit news articles and KJAA stories to KAN. At least 3 per year. _____Treasurer Keep all accounts, responsible for all accounts receivable and payable. Awards chairman , dues collection. _____Secretary Minutes of meetings, KJAA correspondence and membership list. _____Vice President Assists with all activities, chairman of NJAS Booth and Stalls. _____President Elect Contest chairman, oversees committees . Must have held executive office prior. _____President Responsible for meetings, serves as show chairman, responsible for committee appointments and all activities– previous president elect if eligible. and elected by majority vote
Why do you want to be an (officer/ director/adviser ) of the KJAA? What will you contribute?
DO NOT add Pages.
KJAA officers ad directors serve a 1 year term Aug 1 To Aug 1. Application will not be considered unless all questions completed and signed. In accordance with KJAA by laws a slate of officers will be presented to the membership by the nominating committee, if application for office/director position is not received the nominating committee may solicit applicants. *Complete duties listed at www.kansasangus.org or can be requested by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If elected, will you carry out all of the duties expected of your office?_________ Your Signature_______________________________date___________
Return by May 30 to: KJAA c/o Anne Lampe, advisor, 5201 E Rd 110, Scott City, Ks 67871 May be emailed to:email@example.com ( if emailing you may scan or recreate this form, however all parts must be included)
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Kansas Angus Futurity Junior Show Champions ▪ January 26, 2014 ▪ Judge: Jon Davis, Gallipolis, OH
Supreme Champion & Grand Champion Bred-and-Owned Female: AVF Sara 3773 Cody Theis, Leavenworth, Kan.
Reserve Grand Champion Bredand-Owned Female: HDCC Miss Joy Z10. Tanner Hite, Valley Center, Kan.
Grand Champion Owned Female: May-Way Sara 312 Madison Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan
Reserve Grand Champion Owned Female: AVF Sara 462 Kelsey Theis, Leavenworth, Kan.
Grand Champion Bred-and-Owned Bull: Bar S Bear 2807 Grady Dickerson, Paradise, Kan.
Reserve Grand Champion Bredand-Owned Bull: Hinrichsen Hawkeye 3003 . Cale Hinrichsen, Westmoreland, Kan.
Champion Commercial Angus Steer Trace Rusk, Wellington, Kan. Murdock, Kan.
Reserve Champion commercial Angus Steer Bailey Osborn, Murdock. Kan.
Champion Angus Cross Steer Blane Steckline, Garden Plain, Kan.
Reserve Champion: Angus Cross Steer Maycee Ratliff, Westphalia, Kan.
Grand Champion Registered Steer: Sankeys Lucky 13 Shelby Hall, Harper, Kan.
Reserve Grand Champion Registered Steer: Bar S Lookout 3445.Taylor Goering, McPherson, Kan.
Senior Esther McCabe Jackson Wingert
Intermediate Sarah Loomis Claire Wingert
Junior Alex Cozzitorto Eva Hinrichsen
KJAA members Earn Bronze & Silver Awards Chelsey Figge, Onaga, Kan., has earned the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) Bronze and Silver awards, according to Jaclyn Upperman, junior activities director of the American Angus Association® in Saint Joseph, Mo. The 18-year-old daughter of Beverly and Keith Figge attends Onaga High School and is a member of the NJAA, the Kansas Junior Angus Association, where she has served as treasurer, historian, and royalty, and the Northeast Kansas Junior Angus Association, where she has served as president, vice president and secretary. She has participated in local, state, regional and national shows and showmanship contests. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Figge participated in the photography, quiz bowl, poster, graphic design and career development contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® CookOff. She also participated in the mentoring program in 2010-2013 and the 2013 Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) and Raising the Bar conferences Figge has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) and has consigned cattle in the R&L Production Sale and the R&L Bull Sale. She is actively involved in her local 4-H and FFA chapter.
Novice Kelsey Theis Tanner Hommertzheim
Pee Wee participants
as district director. He has participated in state, regional and national shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Tyler participated in quiz bowl and livestock judging contests and the All-American Certified Angus Beef® Cook-Off. He also participated in the mentoring program in 2006 and 2007, the 2012 and 2013 Leaders Engaged in Angus Development conferences and the 2013 Raising the Bar conference. Tyler has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®). Visit www.angus.org/njaa for applications and more information.
LEAD Conference Travels to Philly– register by June 15 Angus youth from across the country will travel to Philadelphia, Pa., for the National Junior Angus Association’s (NJAA) annual Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference, July 31-Aug. 3. The 2014 event is themed “Forefathers & Farmers: Cultivating Angus Youth” and is designed for NJAA members 14-21 years of age. “We are looking forward to hosting this year’s LEAD conference in an area rich with history and tradition,” says Jaclyn Upperman, American Angus Association® director of junior activities. “It will be a memorable weekend for everyone involved.” Angus juniors will attend leadership workshops presented by the NJAA Eric Blythe, White City, Kan is the 18-year-old son of Duane Blythe and Board, as well as listen to professional speakers Jim “Basketball” Jones Debbie Lyons-Blythe attends White City High School and is a member of and Laymon Hicks. Tours during this year’s LEAD conference will give the NJAA and the Kansas Junior Angus Association, where he has served attendees a look at agriculture on the nation’s east coast as they visit Herr’s Angus Farm and chip factory, tour a mushroom farm and the wellas district director. He has participated in state, regional and national known Cherry Knoll Farm. In addition, junior members will participate in shows. At the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), Eric participated in numerous breakout sessions regarding agricultural careers, visit historical quiz bowl and livestock judging contests and the All-American Certified sites around Philadelphia, and take part in a community service project. Angus Beef® Cook-Off. He also participated in the mentoring program in 2006 and 2007, the 2012 and 2013 Leaders Engaged in Angus “Our goal is that Angus youth have the opportunity to visit a new part of Development conferences and the 2013 Raising the Bar conference. Eric the country, make new friends and understand the impact Angus cattle has submitted weight data to the Angus Herd Improvement Records have on agriculture in all areas of the country,” Upperman (AHIR®). says. Conference space is limited, and early registration is encouraged by the June 15 deadline. The early registration fee for NJAA members is Tyler Blythe, White City, Kan. is the 18-year-old son of Duane Blythe and $250. After June 15, registration will be $275 and accepted based on Debbie Lyons-Blythe attends White City High School and is a member of space availability. Registration for adults, state advisors and chaperones the NJAA and the Kansas Junior Angus Association, where he has served is $300; Registration is available online at www.angus.org/njaa.
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Angus Seeks Applicants for the Next Junior Breed Ambassador Submit an application by June 15 to be considered for the NJAA ambassador position The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) is now accepting applications for the Angus Ambassador competition. An elite representative for the Angus breed, the ambassador serves a one-year term as spokesperson for the NJAA’s nearly 6,000 members. Applications must be postmarked by June 15. “In the Angus business, we are fortunate to have an extremely dedicated and talented group of junior members,” says Jaclyn Upperman, American Angus Association®’s director of junior activities. “The selected ambassador is given a chance to interact with other Angus producers, seek out industry mentors and build upon their passion for raising cattle.” The current Angus Ambassador, Maci Lienemann, says the experience is a solid reassurance of her future in the beef cattle industry. Lienemann is a sophomore studying animal science at the University of Nebraska and hopes to serve the industry through cattle This form online breeding and genetics. “Being in the Download, Print & ambassador position has been a Mail tremendous opportunity to jump start my www.kansasangus.org (KJAA page) career in this industry,” Lienemann says. “Meeting producers, different people within the Association, and countless other influential individuals and organizations will truly be vital someday, especially in genetics with the American Angus Association leading the way.” Throughout her year as the Angus Ambassador, Lienemann has traveled to a number of industry events throughout the United States and Canada, giving her a complete look at the cattle business from both a domestic and international perspective. “The Angus Ambassador position has been a great opportunity not only for me, but I think for the entire junior program,” Lienemann says. “When I attend Angus events, I have the privilege to represent the junior membership and show that we want to be involved, and try to bridge the gap between the junior and adult association. I think it will be a positive return in the end for both organizations.” On July 24, the Association will select a new NJAA member to serve as the Angus Ambassador. While serving in the position, the Ambassador will travel to the Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show in Kansas City, Mo.; a Certified Angus Beef® Building Blocks Seminar in Wooster, Ohio; the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Cattle Industry Annual Convention in San Antonio, Texas; the Beef Improvement Federation Annual Research Symposium and Convention; and the Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders Conference in Canada. Additional travel options vary on the selected ambassador’s location, schedule and availability. Ambassador applicants must be Association members, ages 17-20 as of Jan. 1, of good standing and who own purebred cattle. To apply, send a cover letter, resume and two essay responses. More information on the www.angus.org/njaa. All applications must be postmarked by June 15 and sent to the Association’s Junior Activities Department, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. Once the applications are reviewed, five finalists will be invited to the Association headquarters on July 24 to participate in the final round of competition, which includes an interview and formal presentation with a panel of judges. The new Angus Ambassador will be chosen at the conclusion of the day. “I strongly encourage any junior who is passionate about the breed and the beef industry as a whole to apply,” Lienemann says. “Even being selected as a finalist is a beneficial experience, as you are able to tour the Association headquarters, meet with staff and present to a panel of influential industry leaders.” 9 ▪ Summer 2014 ▪ Kansas Angus News
Junior Challenge Award 2014 Sponsored by the Kansas Angus Auxiliary ● Application deadline (postmark) Friday, May 30, 2014 Objective: To promote and award educational and leadership activities within the Angus and beef industries for members of the Kansas Junior Angus Association Rules:1. Must be a member of the Kansas Junior Angus Association and the National Junior Angus Association. 2. Points awarded for activities & awards received between May 24, 2013 and May 30,2014 ONLY. Total each category on line provided , complete Grand Total. 3. This is an annual award. One award given. A junior member may only receive the award one time. 4. Do not add pages except where indicated in sections C, D , E & K . One extra sheet required if submitting points for *C, D, E., K 5. You must be exhibiting an ANGUS to receive showmanship points. To receive points in judging, beef cattle must be part of the contest. Speeches or talks must pertain to Angus or beef industry. 6. In the event of a tie, the tie will be broken in Category D, NJAS Contests. 7. Application must be postmarked/emailed by May 30 2014. Mail to KAA Auxiliary, Karen Santee,, 3104 Princeton Dr., Hutchinson Ks. 67502 . firstname.lastname@example.org
Name:___________________________________________ Address____________________City_________________KS ______ Phone:__________________________________Email:_______________________________________ GRAND Are you a member of the KJAA?_______ NJAA member code:__________ Birthdate_____/_____/______ TOTAL:_____________ _______ Please total points by category in line provided on right. 4. 4-H/FFA Contest (ex. speech): A. Showmanship Points Participant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 1 pt. 1. NJAS contest C4. ________ National 1st-5th. . . . . . . . . .. 10 Participant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 5 pts. State 1st-3rd . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 8 Hon. Mention .............................. 6 Co/Dist/Reg.. 1st-2nd. . . . . . . . .. 6 Finalist ........................................10 A1. _______ *D. National Junior Angus Show Contests Team and Individual( list Top 5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 12 all on separate page, include contest name and placing– required) 2. NJAA Regiona1/Reg. Preview 1. Participant. . . . . . . . .. . .. 3 pts. Participant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3 pts. 3rd 2. Placings: to 10th . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 7 1st A2._______ D1.______ 1st - . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10 - 2nd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ….. 8 D2.______ 2nd……………………..9 3. Other Showmanship 3rd . . . . . . . . . . . ……... 8 National: A3a.______ *E. KJAA Contests - Preview Show Sales Talk, Quiz, a. 3rd to 10th ..............................7 pts Speech, Ext. Speech (list all on separate page, include contest name 1st-2nd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 8 and placing– required. ) b. State: A3b.______ E1._____ 1. Participant . . . . . . . . . . . . ... 3 pts. 3rd - 10th ................................. 6 E2._____ 2. Placings: 1st-2nd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 8 A3c.______ 1st. .. .. . .. . . . .. . . . . . . .. 6 c. District/County: Limit 5 contests. nd 2 ………………………..5 3rd to 10th ................................ 5 3rd - 5th . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3 1st-2nd. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 7 B. Judging Contests F. NJAA Awards-year(s) received____ F. _______ 1. Team/Ind Participation B1.______ Bronze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 8 pts.
National. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 4 pts. State. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 3 County/District ........... . . . . . ... 2 2. Team Placings National Ist-5th. . . . . . . . . .. 8 pts. State 1st-5th. . . . . . . . . . . . .. 6 Co/Dist Ist-3rd . . . . . . . . . . .. 5 3. Individual Placing National 1st-10th. . . . . . . . .. 10 pts. State1st-1Oth............................... 8 Co/Dist Ist-3rd.................... . . . .. 6
Silver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10 B2.______
G. NJAA _LEAD Conference &/or _Raising the Bar Participant.-National. . . . . . . . . . .. 5 pts. Regional ……………….3 H. Leadership– Offices-Directors 1. KJAA Officer -Office :____________ ……..5 Director -District :___________ ………3 Committee Chairperson or Co- Chair…….3 Committee(s) :_____________________ 2. Other LIVESTOCK or BEEF club (not 4-H
*C. 4-H or FFA - Beef AWARDS or Contests (non-showing/judging) community club or FFA Chapter Example KJLA, Section C. List and describe 4-H or FFA Beef Awards ,contests , speech 4-H Livestock Club, District Angus Assn.) Officer/Director - Office :_______ …..3 topics on separate sheet. Required. Total points on this page. I.______ 1. County/Chapter Beef Award (ex. Record Book, Proficiency) Committee Chairman: ________......…..2 1st. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 6 pts. C1._______ I. Miss Kansas Angus ............................ 5 pts J.______ 2. District/Regional Beef Award (ex. Record Book, Proficiency) Ambassador...................................... 3 1st. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 8 C2. _______ J. NJAA State Voting Delegate………5 pts K.______ 3. State/National Beef Award (ex. Record Book, Proficiency) *K. Beef and Angus Promotion or Education 1st. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. 10 C3. ______ ( 3 pts. per Speech, clinic, talk you gave to youth or adult groups Must submit venue , topic /title and description of audience)
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Kansas Angus Auxiliary It is a beautiful day outside my window as the earth is refreshed by rain. I hope that your pastures are green as you prepare to take your cattle to graze. Good luck to the High School Seniors that completed the Kansas Angus Auxiliary Scholarship Applications. The state scholarship recipients will be announced during the Summer Preview Show during awards. The top boy and the top girl state scholarships will be forwarded to the National committee for consideration and the National Scholarship recipients will be announced at the NJAS in Indiana at the awards ceremony. Thank you to the Auxiliary women who volunteer to serve on the scholarship committee. The Auxiliary will meet during the KJAA Preview Show on Friday June 6, 2014, 4:30 pm in the Prairie Pavilion meeting room. It is always a great time to get together and brain storm ways that we can support the Angus Breed and the Kansas Juniors. At our January meeting we discussed ideas for the next fund raiser with the Ways and Means Committee chair. Bring ideas, samples, and pictures to share with those at the summer meeting. The Auxiliary is privileged to support the Kansas Junior Cook-off teams competing at the NJAS with monetary support. There is always a need for Auxiliary members who can help set up tables, monitor doors and be a seen supporter for the juniors and their families. Contact Anne Lampe if you will be at the NJAS and would have time to help out in any way. Good luck to everyone and safe travels.
Karen Santee President
See page 10 & 11 for Auxiliary Sponsored Award applications. See page 19 for Auxiliary meeting minutes.
Making Connections The American Angus Auxiliary hosts the second “Women Connected” conference Oftentimes, life’s best motivation is a friend. Someone to connect with who shares a common purpose or goal, and can share ideas, inspiration and enthusiasm. In the Angus breed, there’s one group that amplifies that mission each day. The American Angus Auxiliary is dedicated to supporting women involved in raising Angus cattle, developing friendships among them, and sponsoring activities and fundraisers to support Angus youth as the next generation of breed leaders. On April 12-14 in Saint Joseph, Mo., the Auxiliary hosted its second “Women Connected” conference as a way to introduce women to one another, provide leadership training and, most of all, allow them to share what life is like on their farm or ranch. Twenty-seven Angus cattlewomen, Auxiliary members and others involved in the cattle business took part in the three-day event, which was generously supported by the Angus Foundation. “It sounds kind of simple, but our overall goal was just connecting,” says Auxiliary President Cortney Holshouser, Castalia, N.C. “One speaker stressed to us that we’ve got to connect to something. The one takeaway I hope women gained from this conference is finding that one thing that they want to connect to. For me, it’s finding women who aren’t aware of the Auxiliary and involving them in our organization.” Throughout the event, participants were encouraged to connect with three main priorities – each other, beef consumers and the Angus business. They took part in a number of social activities, workshop speakers and tours while attending “Women Connected.” The opportunity to get-to-know and share ideas with likeminded women was an event highlight, says conference attendee Deanna Hofing of Coatesville, Ind. “I felt that ‘Women Connected’ was an opportunity for me to create relationships with other ladies who are doing similar things that I am, not only raising a family but also working on and off 12 ▪ Summer 2014 ▪ Kansas Angus News
the farm,” Hofing says. “It allowed me to get another perspective of how women my age and older, and connect with them.” By engaging with one another through meals, entertainment and team-building exercises, participants now have budding friendships from across the country – states as far as Montana and Idaho, to North Carolina and Maryland. “We wanted to bring together a diverse group of women, from different areas of the country, diverse Angus backgrounds, who share the common bond of Angus cattle,” says Anne Lampe, Women Connected chair from Scott City, Kan. Engaging beef consumers Women in the cattle industry have a unique perspective to share with beef consumers interested in learning about food production. Debbie LyonsBlythe, a cattle rancher and blogger from Western Kansas, spoke to the group on how to approach conversations with consumers, and why it’s important spend time making those connections. She advised the women to listen more than they speak, ask questions more than they tell, and – most importantly – stay positive and not defensive. “Women play a huge role in our industry in this day and time,” Holshouser says. “If a woman in the grocery store, an average consumer, understands that someone like her has a vital role in the production of that product, it may help her make that connection and feel more confident in feeding beef to her family.” Participants boosted their confidence by learning from two leadership and communications professionals. Suzy Graven, a life and business strategy coach who grew up on a ranch in the Nebraska Sandhills, motivated attendees to embrace their personal talents and strengths to make a difference in the world around them. Also on the agenda was Andrew McCrea, a farm broadcaster from Maysville, Mo., who shared communications tips, ways to interact with the media, and inspiration to live a life centered on others. “While we live agriculture and we live rurally, our life is also urban,” says Missy Cozzitorto, Lawrence, Kan. “This conference offered me an opportunity to step out and take a leap of faith, learn something new, glean insights and pull together answers to questions. I don’t have that industry background, but I do understand the importance of what this industry represents.” Interacting with Angus The “Women Connected” conference also involved a tour of the American Angus Association® headquarters. Employees gave tours, answered questions and spent time visiting with the group. They learned about the wide variety of programs and services available at the Association, including DNA testing, AAA Login, management tools and more. In addition, the group was able to learn about social media, photography and marketing through a series of Association presentations. “A lot of times people interact with Association staff on a day-to-day basis, but never get to put a face with a name,” Holshouser says. “It’s amazing to see all the things that go on behind the scenes that you have no idea what really what goes on until you’re here and see how hard they work for the membership.” The Women Connected conference is an event hosted by the American Angus Auxiliary every other year, thanks to support from the Angus Foundation. The next conference is being planned for 2016. KS Angus Auxiliary Leaders President -Karen Santee….620.596.2532 Vice President- Jackie Ottensmeier …..913.796-6994 Secretary-Megin O’Brien….620.802.1482 Treasurer- Lori Fink……. 785.532.8171 Reporter– Beverly Figge…..785.889.4470 Past President/Advisor- Varee McCabe …….. 620.633.5303 Hospitality Chairman– Tonya Theis Miss Ks Angus Program Chairman– Anne Lampe Ways & Means Chairman– Mary McCurry Achievement Awards Chairman- Wendy Flory Scholarship Committee 2014– Chairman: Rhonda McCurry, Members: Melissa Cozzitorto, Melody McCurry
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KS Angus Calendar Event is a sale unless otherwise noted.
KJAA Preview Show
6/14/2013, NE Kansas Jr Angus Show
Hutchinson, KS Effingham, KS
6/15/2013, District 1 and 2 Meeting and Social hosted by May Way Farms, Jason Flory, Baldwin City, KS 09/05/14 Kansas State Fair Hutchinson, KS 09/14/14 Roll of Victory Open Angus Show- Saturday, September 13, 2014.Judge: Jon Davis, OH 9/29/2014 Gardiner Angus Ranch Fall Bull Sale Ashland, KS 10/4/2014 Sankey's 6N Ranch Council Grove, KS 10/11/2014 Kansas Angus Field Day and 1st annual Kansas Angus Homecoming Registered Angus Sale - 2014 location Eby Ranch Emporia, KS 11/7/2014 11/9/2014 11/22/2014 11/23/2014
Downey Ranch Sale SF Farms Sale Dalebanks Angus Bull Sale Hedgewood Prairie Angus & Friends
Wamego, KS Princeton, KS Eureka, KS
Enterprise, KS 1/24-25/2015 KAA AnnualMeeting/Banquet/KAF JrS how Hutchinson, KS
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Angus Influence By comparison, only 33% of those with other purebred herds ranked each of the two traits at more than average importance. Crossbred herd managers ranked calving ease, breeder reputation and growth as the top three traits in bull selection. Among those who ranked carcass data as a top management concern, 55.6% named carcass value and 44.4% named feedlot performance in the top three for bull selection. “For the subset of those who operate primarily Angus herds, those numbers were 65% and 51.3%, which shows a significantly higher than average focus on what happens to their calves after they leave the ranch,” Suther said. For those with no Angus genetics but favoring carcass data, the numbers were 50.7% and 41.4%. The survey asked if respondents have retained more heifers in the past three years and if they plan to retain more in the next three. A similar question explored the past and intentions to buy . By a margin of 58 to 42, they have kept more in the past and that ratio goes up by one for the next three years. On the other hand, fewer than 30% bought breeding females in the past three years and only 26% plan to buy in the next three. In both categories, disposition and calving ease ranked highest for bull selection, followed by breeder
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3-May North Carolina 31st Annual Spring Fever Sale & Heifer Futurity, Chinqua-Penn Plantation, Upper Piedmont Research Station, Reidsville, NC 3-May
Tennessee River Music Angus & Hereford Production Sale, Fort Payne, AL
Majestic Meadows Online Production Sale, hosted by Angus Live (West Friendship, MD)
79th Annual New York State Angus Association Sale, at Angus Hill, Randolph, NY
12-May (N) Wendel Livestock 9th Annual Angus Production Sale, LaMoure, ND 18-May
Heuchert Willow Creek Angus Production Sale, Hensel, ND, sale at Devils Lake, ND
Destiny Angus Farm Sale, Columbia, TN
14/15 Jun 67th All-American Angus Breeders Futurity, Louisville, KY
Minnesota/Iowa/Wisconsin Angus Field Day and Sale, Mabel, MN
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Old Angus Sale Books Charles Reid 22501 Thorngrove Rd Peculiar, Mo 64078-9650 816-758-6562 Kansas Angus Auxiliary Minutes The Kansas Angus Auxiliary held their June meeting, Saturday, January 25, 2014 at 11:00 am on the Kansas State Fairground in conjunction with the Kansas Angus Futurity. The meeting was called to order by President, Karen Santee with twenty-three ladies present. Short introductions followed the meeting being called to order. Officers Reports were given. Megin O’Brien presented the June report to be published in the February edition of the Kansas Angus News. The publication was motioned for approval by Lynne Hinrichsen, seconded by Wendy Flory; approved. Lori Fink presented the treasurer’s report with Wendy Flory motioning to accept the balance as presented. Mary McCurry seconded; approved. Anne Lampe motioned to have additional discussion in regards to the current CD’s and Investments in New Business. Barb Downey seconded; passed. Beverly Figge did not present a reporters report stating that the scrapbook would be presented during the summer show in June. Committee Reports were given by Anne Lampe, Lynne Hinrichsen and Karen Santee. Anne presented an update on the competition for Miss Kansas Angus. The reigning MKA, Johanna Lundgren presented a short speech prior to the introductions of the newest candidates. This year’s judges were: Sharee Sankey, Ann Sankey and Ron Hinrichsen. Candidates for 2014 Miss Kansas Angus were: Anna Carpenter, Wamego; Megan Green, Leavenworth; Clara Winger, Ottawa. They will be crowned during the annual banquet later that evening. Additionally, all sponsors will be recognized. Continuing on, Anne presented information on the upcoming Women’s conference to be held April 12-14 in St. Joe, Missouri. Only 20 applicants will be selected to attend. All applications are due March 1. The conference is paid in full except for additional traveling expenses. Mary McCurry presented the Ways and Means report. Mary presented those attending with baskets that will be auctioned off later that evening. Furthermore, the committee is still looking for ideas on the next fundraising item. Tonya Theis presented the Hospitality report stating that the hospitality room is set and ready to open at the conclusion of the meeting. With the Scholarship committee, Melissa Cozzitorto, announced that the spring scholarship deadline is April 1 and that those applications are live and online. Kansas is extremely fortunate to have several active members on the American Angus Auxiliary and those key position holders, Lynne Hinrichsen, and Anne Lampe. Lynne announced that the National Auxiliary meeting will be moved to the first weekend in November and will take place in Kansas City. . Lynne requested support with several items including decorating ideas and possibly distributing jewelry for women’s gifts during the breakfast. There will be no show held in conjunction with the conference. The Miss American Angus will be held and crowned in Kansas City but will be announced, as tradition, in Louisville. Additionally, it was announced that Tom Burke presented the American Angus Auxiliary with a check of $10,000 from the proceeds of his book. Finally, a committee was established to help with the breakfast in Lynne’s honor at the national convention. Mary McCurry and Anne Lampe will co-chair. Additional members will include: Lori Fink, Wendy Flory and Melissa Cozzitorto. In New Business, Melody McCurry was announced to have being placed on the scholarship committee for a three-year rotation. It was established that there will be a new committee to research the Auxiliaries options for the current CD’s. Lori Fink will be the chair with Barb Downey assisting. They will present their findings and recommendations at the June meeting. At the June meeting, officers for the 2015 year will be presented. The nominating committee will consist of: Wendy Flory, Chair; Karen Santee, Anne Lampe and Lynne Hinrichsen. President, Karen Santee concluded the meeting by encouraging all members to be active and support all Juniors throughout the weekend and to support the juniors by bidding at the auction this evening. Mary McCurry moved to have the meeting adjourned. Lynne Hinrichsen seconded; approved. Submitted by: Megin O’Brien, Secretary (approval pending.)
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