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When investing in Six K genetics, you can expect performance whether on halter or at home.

Raise Your

EXPECTATIONS

We raise fullblood Aberdeen cattle only and have a large selection for sale throughout the year. If you’re wondering how this unique breed can work for you, let us help you design a business plan. ERIC & LISA KYLLO

4649 SE 138th Street • Blooming Prairie, MN phone: 507.456.1662 email: sixkranch@gmail.com web: www.sixkranch.com

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BAR J RANCH

Y C N E I C I EFF S W O H S THAT HOME OF 13 NATIONAL CHAMPIONS

We want to share our herd with you.

Superior Cow Families

Moderator Pairs

Including Nell, Nellie, Nadine, Bess and Frosty.

Black & Red. For Fall Delivery.

Fullblood Pairs

Fullblood & Moderator Bulls

Black & Red.

Fullblood & Moderator Open Heifers Black & Red. Ready To Breed.

Ready To Service Cows.

Show Prospects

Realistically priced. Delivery available.

These are the best of our 21 years of breeding Aberdeen Cattle. CONTACT US FOR MORE INFORMATION John & Joanne Reed Family 30217 110th Avenue Brooten, Minnesota 56316 Home: (320) 346-2750 John Cell: (320) 808-1938

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Jake Reed Family

30377 110th Avenue Brooten, Minnesota 56316 Home: (320) 346-2231 Jake Cell: (320) 429-0983

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Curt and Cindy Weyh Summit, SD 605-237-3005 nxscattle@gmail.com

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Welcome

Welcome, fellow livestock enthusiasts, to the second edition of the Midwest Aberdeen Association breeders’ directory. We are, once again, excited to present this set of members and advertisers to you. We are confident that they will help you expand your cattle network, no matter which part of the country you live in. As you browse our directory, you will find outstanding Aberdeen and Moderator producers who can provide you with superior genetic opportunities, offer their knowledge and experience, and share their passion for this outstanding breed. The Aberdeen breed truly has a lot to offer. These cattle provide tremendous calving ease and calf vigor, resulting in higher survival rates with less labor. Our breed’s efficiency is second to note: You’ll consistently see cows that wean calves at 50+ percent of their own body weights, production females thriving on less pasture acreage than their non-Aberdeen counterparts, and calves that perform well in a feedlot setting and hang high-value carcasses. Simply stated, Aberdeen genetics will work for you. We are proud to host numerous Aberdeen gatherings right here in the Midwest. Our shows each year at Iowa State Fair (IA), World Beef Expo (WI), and American Royal (MO) are some of the most elite Aberdeen events in the country. This year, we are fortunate to also be hosting the National Junior Aberdeen Show - June 19-23 in Ames, Iowa. We invite you to join us at any and all of these events. We’d be glad to see you. We also invite you to become a part of our growing membership. For the most up-to-date information about our association and its upcoming activities, follow us on Facebook or check out our brand new website, midwestaberdeenassociation.com. If you have any questions about the Aberdeen breed, are interested in joining the Midwest Aberdeen Association, or simply want to talk cattle, give one of our directors or members a call. We look forward to hearing from you! Sincerely, The Midwest Aberdeen Association Board of Directors

Calendar of Events

The Midwest Aberdeen Association hosts and participates in a number of events throughout the year. The dates and locations of some activities are yet to be announced. Stay tuned to our website for the most current announcements.

We hope you’ll join us for the following Aberdeen shows and events:

American Junior Aberdeen Association National Show

Iowa State Fair, Aberdeen Show & MAA Annual Meeting

Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center • Ames, IA

MAA Annual Meeting American Aberdeen Open Show

June 19-23, 2018 August 11-13, 2018 August 12 August 13

Iowa State Fairgrounds • Des Moines, IA

World Beef Expo

American Royal

October 18-21, 2018

Iowa Beef Expo

February 10-17, 2019

Wisconsin State Fairgrounds • West Allis, WI American Royal Complex • Kansas City, MO Iowa State Fairgrounds • Des Moines, IA

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September 28-30, 2018

Contact Us email

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1. 4 Skors Ranch Mike & Lyssa Skor 5885 152nd Avenue NW Williston, North Dakota 58801 701-770-2652 701-875-5050 4skorsranch@gmail.com Facebook: 4 Skors Ranch 2. Bar J Ranch John & Joanne Reed 30217 110th Avenue Brooten, Minnesota 56316 Home: 320-346-2750 Cell: 320-808-1938 reedsbarj@gmail.com Web: barjranch.com Facebook: Bar J Ranch, LLC 3. Birth Right Genetics Todd & Krista Matthes 1643 Pleasant Plain Road Fairfield, Iowa 52556 402-988-8371 todd.matthes@trammo.com

4. Black Shadow Aberdeen Farms Spike, Bruce and Debbie Huber 99 W Hwy 4 Healy, Kansas 67850 Bruce: 620-397-8159 Debbie: 620-397-8149 bls@st-tel.net 5. Dennis Boldt 12295 205th Street W Lakeville, Minnesota 55044 612-270-0873 loalald@frontiernet.net 6. Bosler Lowlines Shawn & Amy Bosler 2074 Dogwood Avenue Alvord, Iowa 51230 712-473-2166 605-212-7824 deercreekfarm@alliancecom.net

7. The Brand Chance Ujazdowski, Editing Manager Shea Esser, Sales Manager N2362 Ledge Hill Road Hortonville, Wisconsin 54944 Chance: 920-740-7536 Shea: 608-778-2913 thebrandlivestock@gmail.com Web: thebrandlivestock.com Facebook: The Brand - Livestock Journal

8. Broken Acres Kenton Broadway 3331 Dove Avenue Rock Valley, Iowa 51247 712-470-1897 broadwayduet@hotmail.com 9. Burch Hill Farms Jeff Burch N6200 County Hwy K Spooner, Wisconsin 54801 715-296-2038 jeffrburch@hotmail.com 10. Caney Creek Farm Kate Glastetter 516 County Hwy 234 Chaffee, Missouri 63740 573-225-9956 kateglastetter32@gmail.com Facebook: Caney Creek Farm 11. Carriage Hill Farm Aberdeens Dennis, Gina, Brandon and John Essink 322 S 36th Road Syracuse, Nebraska 68446 402-269-7019 carriagehillfarm@windstream.net Facebook: Carriage Hill Farm Essink 12. Todd Christians 1864 110th Street Kanawha, Iowa 50447 641-762-3242 tdtj@com1net.net 13. Double Lazy T Ranch David & Dorothea Thompson 5865 E Cloud Street Salina, Kansas 67401 620-894-0109 dbllazt@eaglecom.net Web: dltranch.com

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14. Effertz EZ Ranch Neil & Jan Effertz 17350 Hwy 1804 N Bismarck, North Dakota 58503 701-223-5202 Cell: 701-471-0153 effertz@bektel.com Web: effertzezranch.com Facebook: Effertz EZ Ranch 15. Esser Pat, Kim, Shea and Cordt Esser 10023 State Hwy 35 Bloomington, Wisconsin 53804 Pat: 608-778-0272 Shea: 608-778-2913 shea.esser@gmail.com Facebook: Esser Lowlines 16. Foust Farms Rhiannon Foust 7532 SW 93rd Street Wakarusa, Kansas 66564 785-393-7478 rfoust@foustfarms.com Web: foustfarms.com Facebook: Foust Farms 17. Gann Family Farms Rick & Kim Gann 31924 State Hwy 3 Callao, Missouri 63534 660-676-1739 660-768-5481 gannfamilyfarms@gmail.com 18. Gatewood Genetics Chuck, Leann and Marcus Gatewood 1001 SW 9th Street Eagle Grove, Iowa 50533 Leann: 515-448-4066 Chuck: 515-571-6166 lowline@gatewoodgenetics.com Web: gatewoodgenetics.com 19. Gaughran Cattle Company Scott Gaughran 620 E 220th Street Jordan, Minnesota 55352 952-687-1744 sdgaughran@gmail.com

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20. Gilbert Aberdeen Angus Gary & Terry Gilbert 3986 Lindahl Road Hermantown, Minnesota 55810 218-348-7877 tgjgilbert@aol.com Web: gilbertlowline.com

21. Grass Master Cattle Rick Lloyd 24561 348th Avenue Chamberlain, South Dakota 57325 605-730-6152 grassmastercattle@gmail.com Facebook: Grass Master Cattle GMC 22. High Voltage Farms Jim & Deanna Moris 8339 Adams Lane Cassville, Wisconsin 53806 608-725-5552 Cell: 608-642-1837 jim@highvoltagefarms.com Web: highvoltagefarms.com 23. Iowa Falls - Alden FFA Chapter Doug Dodd, Advisor 1903 N Taylor Avenue Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126 641-648-6440 ddodd@ifacadets.net Web: ifaffa.theaet.com 24. JBAR Farms Barry & Julie Rokusek 8204 County Road 116 SE Stewartville, Minnesota 55976 507-272-1981 507-696-8234 jbar_farms@yahoo.com Facebook: JBAR Farms 25. JWJ Livestock Jason & Jami Wilking 3800 297th Avenue NE Isanti, Minnesota 55040 Jami: 952-994-1046 Jason: 952-994-1045 jdwilking@yahoo.com Web: jwjlivestock.com Facebook: JWJ Livestock

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26. Langley Cattle Zack Langley 10544 McPherson Road Atchison, Kansas 66002 913-370-3293 913-370-2848 langleycattle@gmail.com Facebook: Langley Cattle 27. Litchfield Family Lowlines Kevin & Ruth Litchfield 2055 195th Street Boone, Iowa 50036 515-290-8129 litch1963@gmail.com 28. Little Critters Farm Pete & Kelly Hall 3913 Lark Road Diamond, Missouri 64840 417-438-1012 417-437-7908 alexsbuddy@yahoo.com Web: littlecrittersfarm.net Facebook: Little Critters Farm 29. Lone Tree Aberdeen Keith W Bothell 6988 Wapsi Lane Lone Tree, Iowa 52755 319-325-5515 bothk01@sharontc.net 30. MicBri Acres, LLC Michael & Bridget Klein 35300 MN Hwy 22 South Eden Valley, Minnesota 55329 Mike: 320-221-1943 Bridget: 320-221-0298 micbriacres@hotmail.com Facebook: MicBri Acres, LLC 31. Missouri Lowline Cattle, LLC John Deutsch and Howard Mohn 1465 Historic Road Niangua, Missouri 65713 John: 417-569-7660 Howard: 417-473-1152 cows@molowline.com Web: molowline.com Facebook: Missouri Lowline Cattle, LLC 32. Neenah Creek Livestock Dale Krebs 2892 County Road G Oxford, Wisconsin 53952 608-584-5605 dale@neenahcreeklivestock.info Web: neenahcreeklivestock.info 2018-19 Membership Directory 2018 MAA Directory.indd 7

33. NXS Cattle Company Curt & Cindy Weyh 45344 148th Street Summit, South Dakota 57266 605-398-6395 nxscattle@gmail.com Web: nxscattle.com 34. Parrotte Cattle Company, LLC Jason & Chelsea Parrotte 12534 S 825 Road Stockton, Missouri 65785 Jason: 660-953-0271 Chelsea: 660-654-4747 parrottecattlecollc@gmail.com Facebook: Parrotte Cattle Company, LLC 35. Pine Hurst Farm Darwin & Melanie Engelkes 16927 H Avenue Wellsburg, Iowa 50680 319-415-0539 pinehurstfarm@live.com Facebook: Pine Hurst Farm 36. Redford Farm Randy Redford 2076 Hillside Road Cambridge, Wisconsin 53523 608-279-2878 608-577-5998 redfordfarm68@gmail.com Facebook: Redford Farm 37. Reinken Cattle Company Matt Reinken 1780 240th Street Boone, Iowa 50036 515-298-2713 reinkencattleco@hotmail.com Facebook: Reinken Cattle Company 38. Rockin’ T Livestock & Cattle Services Taylor Ohlde 21430 Spruce Road Easton, Kansas 66020 913-626-2715 tohlde83@gmail.com Facebook: Rockin’ T Livestock and Cattle Service 39. Schmit Farm Doug & Kim Schmit 1203 N 7th Street Oakes, North Dakota 58474 701-710-0144 schmitfarm@hotmail.com

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40. Shetler Cattle Company David M Shetler 751 10th Avenue SE Dickinson, North Dakota 58601 701-690-7713 shetlerbds@gmail.com Facebook: Shetler Cattle Company, LLC 41. Sigel Sunset Ranch Mark Gilles 22242 45th Avenue Cadott, Wisconsin 54727 715-215-9864 sigelsunsetranch@gmail.com Facebook: Sigel Sunset Ranch 42. Six K Ranch Eric & Lisa Kyllo 4649 SE 138th Street Blooming Prairie, Minnesota 55917 507-456-1662 507-583-7062 sixkranch@gmail.com Facebook: Six K Ranch 43. Spitfire Ranch Andrew & Rochelle Skwira 13137 County Road 17 Holdingford, Minnesota 56340 320-333-6977 320-333-3519 spitfireranchzoo@gmail.com 44. Steel Brook Steve & Crystal Hoffman N426 Woodward Road Whitewater, Wisconsin 53190 920-728-3976 920-728-3978 hoff15w@gmail.com Facebook: Steel Brook 45. Tango Romeo Acres Chris Muonio 77374 Nagel Road Glidden, Wisconsin 54527 715-663-0265 chris1994m@gmail.com

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46. TBJ Farms Todd & Jeni Bohlmeyer 10518 S 68th Road Cortland, Nebraska 68331 Todd: 402-499-9600 Jeni: 402-440-3672 tbjfarms@gmail.com Facebook: TBJ Farms 47. Timberview Ranch Trent & Crystal Hammes 1859 Libertyville Road Libertyville, Iowa 52567 641-919-7424 641-919-7480 tchammes@gmail.com 48. TLC Farms Curtis Ohlde 21430 Spruce Road Easton, Kansas 66020 913-683-5910 tlcfarmsks@gmail.com Facebook: TLC Farms

49. Triple D Farms Doug, Jennifer, Dayna and Darby Dodd 11263 County Hwy S41 Iowa Falls, Iowa 50126 515-709-0509 dddaberdeen@gmail.com Facebook: Triple D Farms - American Aberdeen Cattle 50. Triple S Cattle Jeff & Teri Schelkopf PO Box 343 Sutton, Nebraska 68979 402-469-7294 triplescattleco@windstream.net 51. Trutna Cattle Aberdeens Josh & Jessica Trutna 2140 G Ave Road Wahoo, Nebraska 68066 402-480-5241 trutna12@hotmail.com Facebook: Trutna Cattle - Aberdeens

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52. Tummons Cattle Brad & Julie Tummons 24242 Prairie Avenue Gallatin, Missouri 64640 660-334-0011 660-334-0510 tummonscattle@yahoo.com Facebook: Tummons Cattle Company 53. Kelly & Jeff Voelker 7314 S 97th Circle La Vista, Nebraska 68128 402-306-0468 kvoelker15@gmail.com

54. Cassie Wells & Dad 81822 Debray Drive Dodge City, Kansas 67801 785-443-0233 ndwells5@gmail.com 55. Holly Wilson 6124 180th Street Ocheyedan, Iowa 51354 515-460-4463 hollywilson77@gmail.com

Associate Members

56. 4D Grain & Livestock Marc & Allison Duffy 18534 4H Park Road Pontiac, Illinois 61764 815-842-7432 amduffy2002@yahoo.com

58. C22 Purple Cows Dawn Sarafin 85 Russellville Road Southampton, Massachusetts 01073 413-687-5752 gatorntkah@aol.com Facebook: C22 Purple Cows - American Aberdeen Cattle

57. BSL Farms Jarrod & Erica Bane 508 W Elm Street Wenona, Illinois 61377 815-716-3070 elb1483@yahoo.com

59. Canterbury Hybrid Genetics Jeff & Lori Canterbury 19174 Cass County Line Street Petersburg, Illinois 62675 217-341-3738 jeff@canterbury-associates.com Facebook: Canterbury Hybrid Genetics

Become a Midwest Aberdeen Assocation member today!

Option 1

1. Visit our website at

Join Us Option 2

1. Download an electronic copy of the membership

MIDWESTABERDEENASSOCIATION.COM and click on the ‘members’ tab.

application on our website at MIDWESTABERDEENASSOCIATION.COM/MEMBERS.

2. Complete and submit the web-based form.

2. Print and complete the form.

3. We’ll send an invoice for your dues.

3. Send with dues payment to the address

You can pay by check or online.

Adult Membership • $25

Associate Membership • $25

on the application.

Junior Membership • $10

Membership year runs July 1 thorugh June 30. Dues must be renewed each year to be included in association mailings and member listings. To request an application by mail, call 920-740-7536 or email thebrandlivestock@gmail.com Associate membership is open to anyone outside our eight-state territory.

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The Midwest Aberdeen Association is proudly recognized and supported by:

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TBJ

G eneral J ackson

38D

MEE Preeminent 1A x HH Prince Charming Reg #FM35630 | DOB 9/9/16

Owned with TBJ Farms - Cortland, Nebraska

In the words of 2018 National Aberdeen Show judge PJ Budler about General Jackson:

“True Aberdeen character. ... Get behind him to appreciate his true shape, chest floor and base width. ... He’s a bull that can get out and move out of his shoulder and has a strong hind leg.”

AVAILABLE PRIVATE TREATY

BAR N THUNDERCAT 220E 2018 Reserve Division Aberdeen Plus Bull MRG Peter x Bar N Worldclass Reg #MM35261 | DOB 2/14/17

TBJ BRILLIANCE 29C 2018 NWSS Division Champion Paternal sister to General Jackson A prime example of the success of our customers and partners.

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Taylor Ohlde (913) 626-2715

Thank you, customers, for a successful NWSS National Aberdeen Show!

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JH

TCS

MR JACK 5A

Semen available on all bulls. Call us at 660-334-0011.

MR JACK 1D 5x Major Champion Sired by Mr Jack 5A

does it again! TCS

JACKS EURO 8E

2018 Houston Livestock Show Grand Champion Percentage Bull Mr Jack 5A x TC DISC Erica 7A

TCS

BE PATIENCE 22D

2018 Houston Livestock Show Grand Champion Fullblood Female Supreme Champion Aberdeen Exhibit Mr Jack 5A x B&B’s Patience

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10 Unit Semen Packages 5 of Each Bull

MEE PreEminent 1A EZ Update x EZ Jacey • FM 21045

R E D N U TH & Lightning Mature Weight - 1625 lbs. First son shown was 2018 NWSS Division Champion First two daughters sold for $15,500

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Prince Charming

Low Beau x Cinderella • FM 11629

GRAND CHAMPION BULL at Am. Royal, NWSS & Houston Sired 9 major show Grand Champions Sire of 2018 NWSS Supreme Percentage Exhibit

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Todd & Jeni Bohlmeyer Cortland, Nebraska 402-499-9600 tbjfarms@gmail.com

PURSUE

PERFECTION and

excellence will follow

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HEIFER BULLS AMERICAN ABERDEEN GENETICS

GMC Beau Jangles

Semen Available

• From more than 20 of the nation’s top sires • On hand, at 605 Sires located in Marian, S.D., or through Bovine Elite

Perfect for Heifers

• 55- to 65- lb. BW • Produce sale-topping feeders with premium carcass traits

BW: 57 lbs ▪ Scan Data at 20 months: 1,400 lbs Hip Height: 49.5 ▪ Frame Score: 3.5 REA: 21.35 ▪ REA/CWT: 1.52 ▪ Tenderness: 2.4 %IMF: 5.03 ▪ Shape: .58

Co-owned with W Diamond Lowlines, Roswell, N.M.

GMC Rifleman B9900

GMC Aberdeen Moderator cows are the commercial cowman’s kind

• Easy fleshing – consume 25-30% less than the average cow • Wean 50-60% of their body weight

Red and Black Bulls Available Private Treaty!

BW: 56 lbs ▪ Ultrasound at 7.5 months of age REA: 13.76 ▪ REA/CWT: 2.13 Updated ultrasound data available. Co-owned with Triple S Cattle, Sutton, Neb.

GMC Annie Oakley Full sister to Rifleman 2017 Natl. Summer Yrlg. Champion

Please email or text to set up a viewing. Rick Lloyd ▪ Chamberlain, S.D. 605-730-6152 ▪ grassmastercattle@gmail.com 14 2018 MAA Directory.indd 14

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Jim, Deanna & Matt Moris

PUT A Spark IN YOUR HERD

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8339 Adams Lane Cassville, WI • • •

h: 608.725.5552 c: 608.642.1837

highvoltagefarms.com

N eeNah C reek LI V E S TOC K Dale Krebs, Owner (608) 584-5605

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GANN FAMILY FARMS

Raising American Aberdeen and Aberdeen +

Rick & Kim Gann Mariah • Rylan 31924 State Hwy 3 Callao, Missouri 63534 gannfamilyfarms@gmail.com Kim: 660.676.1739

Home of GCP Denver

2017 NWSS Jr. Champion Female

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Our Association

The Midwest Aberdeen Association serves an eight-state territory that includes North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri and Wisconsin.

OUR MISSION

The Midwest Aberdeen Association strives to bring added value to its Adult and Youth Memberships. We do so by providing a network and assistance in marketing, management, resources, and an overall sense of belonging. We maintain a business mindset for the daily operations and finances of the Association, along with transparency to our membership. We are looking forward to the future and to making the Midwest Aberdeen Association a strong organization for years to come.

OUR VISION

To be the model Regional Association promoting the American Aberdeen breed.

BOARD OF DIRECTOR CORE VALUES

1. 2. 3. 4. 5.

Work for the good of all. Provide value to the membership. Show honesty and integrity. Continuously improve. Friendships are important.

OUR PROVEN PROCESS

Get the youth involved. 2. Provide knowledge and expertise. 3. Provide opportunities and markets. 4. Give members a sense of belonging. 1.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS’ FUNCTIONAL ROLES For information on our current Board of Directors, visit midwestaberdeenassociation.com and click on the Directors tab.

PRESIDENT

1. Serve as the voice and face of the Board of Directors at events. 2. Preside over and conduct meetings. 3. Coordinate all communication to the National Board. 4. Facilitate vision and strategic plan with the Board. 5. Maintain promotional banners.

VICE PRESIDENT

1. Coordinate all committee work. 2. Coordinate and perform membership recruiting. 3. Prepare and execute Board elections.

TREASURER

1. Maintain all budget and accounting functions. 2. Reconcile checking account and provide Board with bank statements and financials monthly.

DIRECTOR

1. Actively work on a committee. 2. Communicate with and work for members’ interests. 3. Recruit members.

MARKETING COORDINATOR This is a paid, non-elected position

1. Build and maintain website. 1. Maintain all association records and by-laws. 2. Provide new member information and welcome. 2. Record, maintain, and distribute meeting minutes. 3. Update social media and promotions. 3. Maintain association calendar and events. 4. Collect Board vision. Provide corresponding 4. Collect membership dues and maintain active marketing and promotion ideas for Board approval. membership list. 5. Report to Board member requests or feedback.

SECRETARY

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Junior Association

The Midwest American Aberdeen Junior Association strives to promote the American Aberdeen breed as well as encourage growth, leadership, and forthcoming success in our Midwest youth. DAYNA DODD

AVA KYLLO

President Iowa Falls, Iowa

Secretary Blooming Prairie, Minnesota

LOGAN OHLDE

CLAY WILKING

Vice President Easton, Kansas

Treasurer Isanti, Minnesota

JAMI WILKING, ADVISOR 952-994-1046 jdwilking@yahoo.com

MIDWEST AMERICAN ABERDEEN

JUNIOR ASSOCIATION

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Visit our Website - Join Our Membership

Midwest American Aberdeen Junior Association

midwestaberdeenassociation.com/jrboard

Advertiser Index

Bar J Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 Caney Creek Farm . . . . . . . . . . 20 Canterbury Hybrid Genetics. . . . . . 24 Effertz EZ Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . IFC Esser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Gann Family Farms. . . . . . . . . . 15 Gilbert Aberdeen Angus. . . . . . . . 23 Grass Master Cattle. . . . . . . . . . 14 High Voltage Farms. . . . . . . . . . 15 JWJ Livestock. . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Langley Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Livestock Direct. . . . . . . . . . . . 21

Neenah Creek Livestock. . . . . . . . 15 NXS Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Parrotte Cattle Company, LLC . . . . . 15 Rockin’ T Cattle Services . . . . . . . 11 Schmit Farm. . . . . . . . . . . . . BC Sigel Sunset Ranch . . . . . . . . . . 15 Six K Ranch. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 TLC Farms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11, IBC Triple S Cattle. . . . . . . . . . . . . 22 Trutna Cattle Aberdeens. . . . . . . . 20 Tummons Cattle. . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Voelker. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . IBC

IFC: Inside Front Cover IBC: Inside Back Cover BC: Back Cover

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Breeding Season Basics

Each breeding season, progressive cattle producers face a number of questions. As the demand for quality genetics increases, so does the demand for artificial insemination (AI) and embryo transfer (ET). It seems that there are more options than ever, whether you’re considering new synchonization protocols, the AI sires available, or flushing options. No matter your program or breeding philosophies, there are a few simple things you can do to maximize your conception rates, and thereby improve your bottom line.

Build Open Relationships with Reproductive Professionals

Your veterinarian, embryologist, and AI technician are highly trained professionals. They can provide you with crucial information regarding animals’ reproductive health. Visit with them about the synchronization protocols that will work best in your operation. Set a schedule with your technicians and veterinarians that works well for all involved parties. Understand that their time is valuable, and have your animals and facilities ready when they arrive – and pay your bills on time. For many of us, breeding season is a cooperative effort, and these are people you want on your team.

Heat Check, Heat Check, Heat Check

Over the years, this one tool has helped to boost the conception rate in my family’s herd immensely. Know the signs of heat, and watch for them regularly. Even if you aren’t breeding yet, mark your females’ heats on a calendar or notepad so you know when to expect the next heat. Like baking cookies, timing is everything.

Implement a Mineral and Nutrition Program

By supplementing your stock with a fertility-aiding vitamin and mineral program before you begin breeding, you will increase conception rates. We start ours about a month before calving, then switch back to summer pasture mineral at the end of breeding season. Increasing the energy level in your feeds prior to breeding will also help to bolster your animals’ reproductive systems.

Utilize Low Stress Handling

Work your cattle in a calm manner. Have your facilities in proper working order, and set up to simplify the flow of cattle into and out of them. The quieter and easier you are with your breeding females, the less stress they will experience, leading to an increased chance of conception. Great Grandpa always told me: “Treat your stock right, and they will treat you right.”

Maintain Adequate Body Condition

This is a year-round project. Cows and heifers that are in optimal condition at the time of calving will almost all be cycling within 80 days and have a highly increased chance of settling on the first service. Above all, continue your learning process and, if needed, try new practices to give you and your program better results. Best of luck in your next breeding season! s Written by Shea Esser. Modified and reprinted with permission. Original article appeared in its entirety in the May 2017 issue of The Brand.

Resources

The Midwest Aberdeen Association and the American Aberdeen Association offer a wide variety of valuable resources to all members and breeders.

Breeding Soundness Evaluations Body Condition Scoring Heat Synchronization Protocols

TOPICS INCLUDE

How to Register Your Cattle Structural Soundness Guides Test Data Processing

Tattooing Cattle Vaccination Schedules AND MORE

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NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center

first-calf heifers and on the performance of the resulting calves in the Dickinson mainstream market.Extension They thenCenter concentrated The NDSU Research has done onextensive studyingresearch halfblood Lowline females on (Moderator) calving ease using Lowline bullsand on first-calf heifers and on the performance of the resulting calves in the mainstream market. They then concentrated on studying halfblood (Moderator) Lowline females and

Moderator females bred to Red Angus bulls. These slides are from KrisanRingwall’s on of thebeef research. found theyDr. show increase ofpresentation 37% in pounds (weaning weight) produced per acre when using Lowline Moderator females bred to Red Angus bulls. These slides are from Dr. Kris Ringwall’s presentation on the research.

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In 1998, the NDSU Dickinson Research Extension Center began a project to decrease cow size. When the decreased size “sucked the muscle right out of the cattle,” they were forced to regroup. In 2004, they began using Aberdeen bulls in the project, as they met the criteria of ension Center having at least 1.3 square inches of ribeye per 100 pounds of live body weight. For the next four has done found they they showused an increase of 37% in pounds beef years, Aberdeen bulls on theirofheifers. ulls on (weaning weight) produced peressentially acre when eliminated, using Lowline Calving problems were ulting Moderator females dropped bred to Red Angus70bulls. Theseand slides birth weights below pounds, the dystocia rate Ringwall’s was just over 2%. ntrated are from Dr. Kris presentation on the research. s and

The resulting male calves were sent to a custom feed yard as yearlings. They finished at just under 1250# on average, with a frame score of 4.8. They achieved 83% Choice or higher, 84% Yield Grade 3 or better, and had an average daily gain of 3.1 pounds per day. Meanwhile, the F1 Aberdeen-cross (Moderator) females were retained in the herd. The cows at the Center were all bred to the same Red Angus sires. The following charts highlight some of their findings.

ertz EZ Ranch, and Jan- Eff ertz • of 17350 N. • Bismarck ND 585 At weaning, the Aberdeen F1 cows weighed 1035# and Eff weaned calvesNeil at 537# 51.9% theirHighway body 1804 weight. The conventional cows weighed 1287# and weaned cows at 585# - 46.2% of their body weight.

Effertz EZ Ranch, Neil and Jan Effertz • 17350 Highway 1804 N. • Bismarck ND 58503 • 701-471-0153 • effertz@bektel.com • www.loala.com Effertz EZ Ranch, Neil and Jan Effertz • 17350 180410.1 N. • acres Bismarck NDunit, 58503 • 701-471-0153 • effertz@bektel.com www.loala.com The Aberdeen-influenced pairsHighway required per while their counterparts required• 12.5.

This translates to 32.4 pounds of gain per acre for the Aberdeen F1 cows and 23.6 pounds of gain per acre for the conventional cow herd.

That’s 37% MORE POUNDS OF BEEF PER ACRE using Moderator females!

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Above slides are excerpts from Dr. Kris Ringwall’s original presentation on the NDSU research. Note: Research was published prior to the rebranding from Lowline to Aberdeen.

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