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Number 580 . Kansas Angus Association . September/October 2012




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Welcome NAC& T

Kansas welcomes Angus enthusiasts from across the United States to the 2012 National Angus Conference & Tour (NAC&T), themed "Come Home to Kansas." Scheduled for Oct. 3-5, the event will headquarter out of Wichita, and includes trips to both the Flint Hills and the western region of the state. "This year's NAC&T is full of informative speakers, inventive cattle operations, and, most of all, beautiful Kansas scenery," says Bryce Schumann, the Association's CEO. The event is hosted by both the American Angus Association and the Kansas Angus Association, along with sponsorship support by Land O' Lakes Purina Feed LLC. Rodney Nulik, Purina director of production livestock marketing, is a Kansas native and is proud to be a part of the NAC&T again this year. "Experience tells me that, no matter where it is held, the NAC&T will be another 'can't miss' event," Nulik says. The 2012 agenda consists of a one-day conference, including industryleading speakers and educational seminars, and two days of tours, which will feature the state's historic Angus genetics. The conference portion begins Wednesday, Oct. 3. The first tour stop — McCurry Bros. Angus of Sedgwick — takes place that evening. "Angus enthusiasts from across the nation will learn something new, view elite Angus genetics and create friendships during the conference and tour," says Shelia Stannard, Association director of activities and events. "We have a wide variety of items lined up; there is something for everyone at this highly anticipated event." The Flint Hills tour on Thursday will be Sankey's 6N Ranch, Council Grove; Fink Beef Genetics, Randolph; Lyons Ranch, Alta Vista; and historic Cottonwood Falls. The Cottonwood Falls stop will feature dinner hosted by the Kansas Angus Association on the historic Cottonwood River bridge and sponsored in part by US Premium Beef ,Pfizer and INTRUST Bank( see page 15). Friday's tour of western Kansas will feature Pratt Feeders, followed by stops at Gardiner Angus Ranch, Ashland; Giles Ranch, Bucklin; and Stucky Ranch, Kingman. Other herds will be on display at many of the tour stops, and Certified Angus Beef, LLC is sponsoring a portion of the tour meals at host ranches. Registration will be available at Early registration is $150 per person and due Aug. 20. After that date, registration increases to $175. The final deadline is Sept. 10. However, walk-ins are accepted as space is available. Attendees are encouraged to make their own hotel reservations at the Double Tree Wichita Airport, which is the headquarters hotel. Call 1-800247-4458 and ask for the American Angus block to get the negotiated rate. For more information about the NAC&T, visit; or contact the Activities Department at 816-383-5100.

Beef Improvement Angus-style NAC&T Schedule of Events Tuesday, October 2

3 p.m.– Registration and Trade Show opens– Doubletree Hotel 6-8 p.m.– Welcome Reception, Trade Show continues 7 p.m.– Registration Closes

Wednesday, October 3

6 a.m.– Breakfast Buffet-DoubleTree Hotel 7 a.m.– Registration Opens Trade show resumes, continues through 3 pm 8 a.m. Conference Begins National Angus Conference Welcome, Jarold Callahan, president and chairman of the Board, American Angus Association Setting the Stage, Matt Caldwell, regional manager, American Angus Association Feed Efficiency and Understanding its Impact on Production Systems, Bob Weaber, Kansas State University, and Daryl Strohbehn, Iowa State University Break (sponsored in part by OK & T Angus Association Breeders Sale) Reproductive Performance: When You Need to Know More, Sally Northcutt, director of genetic research, and Brian Brigham, director of genetic systems, Angus Genetics Inc. Lunch Genomics: Old, Now and New, Tonya Amen, director of genetic services, Angus Genetics Inc.; Megan Rolf, Oklahoma State University, and Mark McCully, Certified Angus Beef LLC Global Footprint of Food Production and the Impact of Genetic Improvement, Jude Capper, Washington State University Wrap up, Bryce Schumann, CEO, American Angus Association

3:45 p.m– Buses depart hotel (Doubletree) and begin Tour McCurry Bros, Sedgwick– Dinner, cattle and entertainment. Thursday, October 4 - Flint Hills Tour

6 a.m.—Breakfast Buffet– DoubleTree 7 a.m.– Depart Hotel Sankey's 6 N Ranch, Council Grove; Fink Beef Genetics, Randolph (lunch) ; Lyons Ranch, Alta Vista and Historic Cottonwood Falls (dinner, shopping, entertainment). Dinner sponsored in-part by Pfizer ,US Premium Beef and INTRUST Bank.

Friday, October 5– Western Tour

6 a.m.—Breakfast Buffet– DoubleTree 7 a.m.– Depart Hotel Pratt Feeders, Pratt; Gardiner Angus Ranch, Ashland (lunch); Giles Ranch, Bucklin; Stuckey Ranch, Kingman (dinner).

See Come Home to Kansas on pages 12-14 & 19-22 Speaker Bios ƒ Host Ranches and Tour Stop Info ƒ Trade Show Exhibitor List ƒ Guest Display Cattle Ranch Info and more.

State Fair Get-together at McCurry Angus Ranch

Angus enthusiasts attending the Kansas State Fair open Angus show on Thurs, September 13 in Hutchinson are invited to an evening of fellowship at McCurry Angus Ranch near Burrton. Andy, Mary, John and Melody McCurry invite to a relaxing evening picnic at their ranch after the show beginning at 7 pm. The ranch is about a 10 minute drive from the Kansas State Fairgrounds. Ad space reservations for the

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Kansas Angus Association The President’ s Pen

What an honor it is for the Kansas Angus Association to co-host the National Conference and Tour this fall. The first Angus imported into the United States nearly 140 years ago found their home near Victoria Kansas, and ever since, Kansas has proudly been “Home” to the breed. To all those who are “Coming Home to Kansas” for the National Conference and Tour, from all parts of the nation and the world, it is indeed a pleasure to say howdy and welcome you on behalf of the board of directors and members of the Kansas Angus Association. You will see some outstanding Angus cattle, meet many breed enthusiasts, and experience a big dose of Kansas hospitality during your visit. Unfortunately, on a three day event, you can’t experience very much of Kansas and will not see a lot of really good herds of Angus cattle that call Kansas home. But the areas we will concentrate on during the tour are some of the most scenic and historic cattle raising areas of the state, and are home to some of the best registered as well as commercial herds of Angus cattle in the nation. It would have been nice if we would have had a more normal season as far as weather this year. But most of the country is experiencing the same drought so it won’t be too much of a shock for tour attendees to experience ours. Some rains that finally came through in late August will cause some cool season grass and some annual species to green up a little and again tickle the taste buds of our cattle. I just hope we get enough rainfall to replenish some of our creeks, ponds, lakes, and other sources of stock water which are at the very critical level in most areas. Many folks have worked long and hard in preparation for the conference and tour event. As our KAA Secretary /Manager and Field Person, Anne Lampe has of course been a major contributor and we thank her for her effort. But many others, from the KAA Tour committee to the exhibiting breeders and tour hosts, and many, many others, we say a big thank you for your time and effort to make this a great event and time well spent for all who attend. It is truly a privilege to welcome everyone to the NAC&T and to our state. See you on the Angus Trail,

Tim Benton

Anne Lampe, Editor 5201 E Rd 110ƒ Scott City, Ks 67871 (620)872-3915 phone/faxƒ (620)874-4273 cell

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Kansas Angus Association President 2012

Notes & News from Anne

It has been about a year and a half since we received word from the American Angus Association Board of Directors that our proposal was accepted and Kansas would host the 2012 National Angus Conference and Tour. Many months of planning have set the stage for us to welcome Angus breeders from across the US to our “home”. I dedicate this issue of the Kansas Angus News to the KAA members that have worked to make “Come Home To Kansas” a great experience for everyone. If you are attending the NAC&T, this issue is designed to be your “tour guide” and if you are not ,I hope the information will serve as your “virtual tour”. It has bee a pleasure to work the Matt Caldwell, Regional Manager and Sheila Stannard Events & Activities Director, American Angus Association as well as all of the tour hosts, members displaying cattle, bus hosts, sponsors and trade show exhibitors. I welcome the NAC&T to the first home of Angus in the US and to my home.


Anne S. Lampe, Ks Angus News, editor ; Ks Angus Association, Secretary/Manager , 620-874-4273 cell, 620-872-3915 home/office

In this Issue

Official Publication of the Kansas Angus Association, Inc.

November/December 2012 issue ad/copy deadline : October 10

Come Home to Kansas

1- Schedule Ɠ 1 Association News, Come Home to Kansas....….….1 Meet Your SpeakersƓ 12-13 Editors Notes, KAA, KAN Info…….…...…….......2 Tour Stop & Host InfoƓ 13-14 Angus Industry………………………………….....4 Trade Show Exhibitors ListƓ 15 KJAA—In League of our Own NJAS 2012… .6-7 KJAA Preview Show ……………………………7-8 Guest Cattle Displays and Tour KAA Carcass Date Project Winners Named…….10 Stops Ɠ 19-22 NAC&T ( see right side) Our Angus Family ………………………….…....23 KAA Carcass Date Project Auxiliary…………………………………….…...27 Winners Named Ɠ 10 Ks Angus Calendar……………………………….28


- Photos and design by Anne Lampe. “Come Home To Kansas” from top left to right. Lyons Ranch; Stucky Ranch; Fink Beef Genetics ; Pratt Feeders, LLC; McCurry Bros, Giles Ranch; Sankey’s 6N Ranch; Historic Courthouse Cottonwood Falls .

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President :Tim Benton, Garnett Vice President : Craig Rucker , Burdett Secretary/Mgr: Anne Lampe, Scott City (620) 872-3915 Treasurer: Robert Bailey ,3990 Highway K68 Quenemo, Ks 66528,(785) 828-3338 Past President: Joe Hite, Valley Center

District Directors Term Expires # 1 Neal Haverkamp, Bern ……………….….……...2013 # 2 Sharee Sankey, Council Grove………..…….….....2014 # 3 Matt Perrier, Eureka……………………..………….2014 # 4 Doug Benoit, Esbon ..……………….…….….........2013 # 5 Mark Rohr, Hays………………….....…………...... 2015 # 6 Shane Prill, Wichita…………………….…………....2013 # 7 Larry Lundgren, Gove………...………………...…..2013 # 8 JR “Rusty” Williams, Hugoton………………...…...2013 Directors At Large (Commercial) Harold Hazelton, McPherson……………………..……...2013 Howard Woodbury, Quenemo…………………........…..2014 Rick Cornwell St. John ……………..……….………. .2015 Directors At Large (Purebred) Brandon New, Leavenworth………………….………....2014 Stuart Rose, Cheney…….…………………..……. …....2015 Ron Hinrichsen, Westmoreland……………… ……….2013 The KAA board meets quarterly in February, May, September and December. Members are welcome to attend meetings. Contact Anne Lampe for meeting dates. *Next Board of Directors meetings: September 13, December 1. Subject to change.

ead Near 200 H Sell!

september 29, 2012 12 noon, Saturday • At the Ranch • Westmoreland, Kansas 65 Spring Pairs • 20 Fall Pairs & Bred Cows • 30 Spring Bred Heifers • 4 Herd Sires

R&L EH Georgina 1112 (17168334) 1/21/11

R&L Ester 2014 (17282722) 1/14/12

R&L CH Stingray 1031 (17087837) 3/2/11

• Sired by Bismarck. Her dam and maternal sister also sell. • A.I. 4/30 to Connealy Consensus 7229.

• This show and donor prospect by BC Balance traces to the R&L foundation Ester. Her dam, by Wulffs EXT, also sells.

• Tremendous BW to YW EPD spread. • An example of the quality of bulls selling September 29th!

GCD Elga Erica 8104 7710 (15975376) 8/26/07

R&L Blackcap 0005 (16707999) 1/10/10

Hedgewood Eisa Erica 744 (16139689) 8/24/07

• This proven donor by EXT from the Elga Erica family sells. • A.I. 4/29 to Connealy Consensus 7229.

• Sells with a January heifer calf by Will Role Model. • Big Daddy daughter due in March to R&L Emblazon 9126.

• Proven donor exemplifying the quality of the fall calvers. • Foresight daughter due this fall to R&L Emblazon 9126.

Also selling 2 Eby stock trailers, Titan portable corral, JD manure spreader, cake feeder, 1995 Peterbilt single axle with sleeper, Eby ground load trailer, Dodge 3500 Laramie 4x4 with flatbed, MVE 34/11 semen tank, Handi Clasp chute, aluminum clipping chute, show boxes, Sullivans turbo fans …plus much more!

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ANGUS INDUSTRY -News provided by American Angus Association ® American Angus Association® to Host Annual Meeting Yearly event brings together Angus members from across the nation. American Angus Association members and Angus enthusiasts will gather in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 10-13 for the 129th Annual Convention of Delegates and related Angus activities in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE). “Louisville is the central meeting point of our membership each year,” says Shelia Stannard, director of activities and events. “It’s the perfect opportunity to learn about the latest happenings at the Association, see high-quality Angus genetics, and visit with friends, both new and old.” Events include the Annual Meeting, educational sessions, top-notch speakers, social events and a 2012 Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show. Special events hosted by the American Angus Auxiliary and the Angus Foundation are also on the agenda. In the Showring All shows begin at 8 a.m. in the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) Freedom Hall. The junior heifer show takes place Sunday, Nov. 11. Randy Perry of Fresno, Calif., will judge the show. The ROV bulls show Monday, Nov. 12; and all ROV females, including cow-calf pairs, show Tuesday, Nov. 13. Brian McCulloh, Viroqua, Wis., will judge the ROV show, which is also the 2013 National Angus Show. Entries are due by Oct. 1 and can be submitted on the website at Visa® and MasterCard® are accepted. For more information, call 502-595-3166. The Annual Meeting The Annual Meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in the KFEC South Wing C. Elected delegates from across the United States and Canada will meet to conduct the business of the Association, including the election of officers and five new directors. The meeting allows all members to listen to fiscal year reports of the Association and its entities — the Angus Foundation, Certified Angus Beef (CAB) LLC, Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), and Angus Productions Inc. (API). Following the meeting is the annual Angus Awards Banquet at 7 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza, which features Certified Angus Beef ®. Honorary Angus Foundation inductees and the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) Outstanding Leadership Award are recognized during the dinner. Century Award recipients are also honored for herds involved in the Angus business for 100 years or more. Visit the registration desk at the Crowne Plaza to purchase tickets to the event. The Crowne Plaza serves as Angus headquarters for the Annual Meeting and all related events, but rooms are reserved for delegates, alternates, and Association officers and directors. Others may want to make reservations at the Hampton Inn or Springhill Suites, where the Association also has room blocks reserved.. Springhill Suites, 502361-9009, Hampton Inn, 502-366-8100,other nearby hotels located within walking distance of the Crowne Plaza and the KFEC. To see complete schedule of events and list of delegates visit

Angus Online Auction Goes Live

New marketing venue gives cattlemen access to Angus genetics nationwide. Not too long ago, when Angus breeders had cattle to sell, their access to potential customers was often limited by geography or technical and marketing know-how. At the same time, when someone wanted to locate or buy Angus genetics or specific Angus cattle, they often had to travel long miles to attend a sale or view the animals first hand. All of that is changing with the official launch of Angus Production Inc.’s (API) online auction, Angus Trading Post. The website, which will allow Angus breeders to buy and sell individual Angus cattle, groups of Angus cattle as well as semen and embryos, is a timed, E-bay-style format. Down the road, the auction will also allow sellers to list machinery and equipment, horses, real estate and Angus memorabilia. For buyers and sellers, the first step in participation is visiting the website and creating an account. Once registered, bidders can browse and search sale entries, view and bid on items, and place absentee and maximum bids when they can’t be online when the auction closes. “The online auction provides a wide array of capabilities for sellers to describe individual lots, everything from registration numbers — linked — to performance information and photos and videos,” says Terry Cotton, general manager of API. “Sellers can also determine when they want their individual auctions to sell and when they want the auction to close. The supplier can also protect their items by predetermining bid increments and setting minimum prices.” During the auction, a bidder will receive a notification email if they have been outbid. Both buyer and seller are notified via email when bidding is complete and the financial transaction between them is handled quickly and securely online. Best of all, there are no fees for listing items or registering as a buyer or seller. Commission fees through the Angus Trading Post are 5% of gross for cattle, semen and embryos. During the early stages of the auction’s roll-out, Angus producers with items to sell are encouraged to contact API’s web services department with assistance in uploading items and launching their online auctions. As inventory builds and Angus breeders become more familiar with using the software, capabilities for sellers to upload their own items without API assistance will be gradually phased in over time. “Keep in mind the techniques of a successful online auction coincide with traditional seedstock merchandising: The more information, the better chance lots will sell,” Cotton says. “That process begins with good photos and video — and accurate descriptions of what’s for sale. It ends with top-flight service, speedy and efficient delivery of items, and continuous service for customers.” Take a serious look at when developing marketing plans this fall. Not only will it help transcend geographic boundaries, helping reach out to a much wider audience, it will also provide unprecedented opportunities for both small and large Angus breeders alike to expand their customer base and to build a stronger position in the marketplace. For more information about, contact the API web services department at 816-383-5200.

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We have an excellent selection of 18 month old bulls available for sale privately this fall. This offering would include a group of bulls that we used for cleanup on our own heifers. Also available are commercial bred heifers to start calving the end of January, featuring a group from the Missouri State University Journagan Ranch Program! Please call if we can be of service.


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KS Junior Angus Association Dear KJAA Members,

Summer sure flew by! It literally seems like yesterday that I was preparing for my final NJAS of my junior career. However, as we head into fall, there are more opportunities to show cattle at county and state fairs. It's also that time of year to once again gear up for a new school year. Good luck in wherever you are in your academic journey- whether you are headed off to college for the first time or transitioning into a new year at the same school, each is a monumental step in your life and shouldn't be taken lightly. Take advantage of every opportunity possible; you never know where they may lead you. I look forward to this upcoming year as your president. Let me know if I can every be of any assistance. Sincerely, Hannah McCabe KJAA President Bar S Pride 1607 won reserve grand champion female at the 2012 Missouri State Fair Angus Show, Aug. 10 in Sedalia, Mo. Grady Dickerson, Paradise, Kan., owns the April 2011 daughter of B C Lookout 7024. She first won reserve junior champion heifer. Dan Moser, Westmoreland, Kan., evaluated the 195 entries. Photo by Wes Tiemann, American Angus Association.

These junior members represented Kansas at the 2012 LEAD (Leaders Engaged in Angus Development) Conference, Aug. 2-5 in Fort Collins, Colo. Pictured front row from left are Allison Blythe, White City; Hadley DeHoff, Tonganoxie; and Meghan Blythe, White City. Back row from left are Jackson Wingert, Ottawa; Eric Blythe, White City; Evan Woodbury, Quenemo; and Tyler Blythe and Trenton Blythe, both of White City. A total of 185 youth and advisors from 33 states and Canada attended the conference, “Peak Performance,” where they enhance leadership and interpersonal skills while learning more about the beef industry.

Photo by Carrie Heitman, American Angus Association.

KJAA members at the National Jr Angus Show 2012, Louisville, KY

Individual Contest Winners “In A League of our Own” NJAS 2012 Chef’s Challenge 3rd– Tyler Ottensmeier Photography 1st junior people– Quanah Gardiner

KJAA OFFICERS 2012-13 President: : Hannah McCabe, Elk City,, 620-636-0125 President Elect: Mackenzie Flory, Baldwin City Vice President: Cody Thies, Leavenworth Treasurer: Esther McCabe, Elk City Secretary: Jackson Wingert, Ottawa Reporter: Megan Green, Leavenworth Historian: Chelsey Figge, Onaga Membership Directors: Caleb Flory, Baldwin City & Grady Dickerson, Paradise Past President: : Meghan Blythe, White City

Video Contest 2nd intermediate– Ester McCabe 1st senior– Tyler Ottensmeier Creative Writing 3rd junior– Bryanna Hite 3rd intermediate– Esther McCabe Prepared Public Speaking 1st junior– Quanah Gardiner 2nd junior– Alex Cozzitorto 1st intermediate B– Esther McCabe 1st senior– Hannah McCabe Posters 1st membership recruitment– Caleb Flory 3rd herd advertisement– Kady Figge Extemporaneous Speaking 1st junior A– Eva Hinrichsen 3rd intermediate B– Jackson Wingert 1st intermediate B- Grote Award – Esther McCabe 1st senior– Spader Award– Tyler Ottensmeier

Kansas 4th place Scrapbook Meghan Blythe, NJAA Membership Director

DIRECTORS District 1: Claire Wingert, Ottawa District 2: Eric Blythe, White City District 4: Baili, Kerth District 5: Bryce Maneth District 6: Luke Sankey, Andale District 8: Quannah Gardiner, Ashland At-Large: Cale Hinrichsen, Sydnee Shive

ADVISORS Jerry & Tonya Theis………….………………..(913) 683-0775 Ken & Jackie Ottensmeier ………… ……..(913)796-6994 Meghan Blythe………………………..…… .(785)466-3115 Anne Lampe………………………… … ..(620)872-3915

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National Junior Angus Show “In a League of Our Own” Ɠ July 15-21, 2012 Ɠ Louisville, Kentucky

May-Way Primrose 113 won bredand-owned reserve late junior champion heifer .Mackenzie Flory, Baldwin City.

Sankeys LS Wildcat 031 won steer class 4 .Luke Sankey, Andale.

Kansas won third place in the intermediate division of team sales. Jackson Wingert, Ottawa; Reid Shipman, Manhattan; and Anna Carpenter, Wamego.

Second place overall in the junior roast division. Clay Pelton, Paradise; Tanner Hite, Valley Center; Quanah Gardiner, Ashland; Laura Carpenter, Wamego; and Bryanna Hite, Valley

These young ladies were named the American Auxiliary's female scholarship winners. From Kansas Esther McCabe, Elk City– second place . Esther was also selected to compete for Miss American Angus.

AVF Sara 5681 won early heifer calf champion Cody Theis, Leavenworth.

PVF Missie 1191 won owned heifer class 9. Esther McCabe, Elk City.

Kansas won reserve champion carcass group. Pictured from left are David Warfield, manager of Briarwood Angus Farms, presenting the award; Hannah McCabe, Elk City; Tyler Ottensmeier, McLouth; and Luke Sankey, Andale.

Second place in the junior division of the quiz bowl .Eva Hinrichsen, Westmoreland; Laura Carpenter, Wamego; Cale Hinrichsen, Westmoreland; and Quanah Gardiner, Ashland.

First place overall in the junior other beef division. Alexandria Cozzitorto, Lenexa; Eva Hinrichsen, Westmoreland; Sarah Pelton, Paradise; Kady Figge, Onaga; Caleb Flory, Baldwin City; and Cale Hinrichsen, Westmoreland.

Second place overall in the senior steak. Esther McCabe and Hannah McCabe, both of Elk City; Luke Sankey, Andale; and Trenton Blythe and Allison Blythe, White City.

Second place overall in the intermediate roast division, Eric Blythe, White City; Chelsey Figge, Onaga; Reid Shipman, Manhattan; Anna Carpenter, Wamego; and Tyler Blythe, White City.

These young men were named the American Angus Auxiliary's male scholarship winners .From Kansas is Cody Theis, Leavenworth, second place.

Meghan Blythe, White City, received the Kansas Angus Association Angus Foundation Scholarship (left photo) and the Woodlawn Farms Scholarship (right photo).

These junior Angus members each received $1,000 Angus Foundation scholarships. Winners from Kansas are Cody Theis, Leavenworth, Mackenzie Flory, Baldwin City, Lauren Herman, Kingman.

T Bar T Elvis 50X won steer class 9 Colten Banks, Effingham.

First place in the junior division of team sales. Eva Hinrichsen and Cale Hinrichsen, both of Westmoreland; and Quanah Gardiner, Ashland.

First place overall in the senior roast division .Cody Theis, Leavenworth; Hadley DeHoff, Tonganoxie; Megan Green and Michael Green, both of Leavenworth; Lauren Herman, Kingman; and MacKenzie, Flory, Baldwin City.

These junior Angus members will continue to receive the Angus/Talon Youth Educational Learning Program Undergraduate Scholarships. From Kansas is Hannah McCabe, Elk City.

These junior Angus members each received $3,000 Angus Foundation scholarships. Recipients from Kansas are Esther McCabe, Elk City and Trenton Blythe, White City. Photos by American Angus Association

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KAA Carcass Data Winners Named Enrollments double, gain and grade showcased By Meg Drake and Steve Suther

biggest cattle.” Larson said his 135 commercial cows all have similar bloodlines from the same breeder. “This was kind of a learning experience,” he added. “I’m proud of my cattle and those steers represented our herd. It’s nice to know they did well.” Aside from the combination cash prizes, KAA recognized the top gaining group overall with CAB merchandise. These came from Nemaha Valley Angus at 4.26 ADG on 14 head that made 50% CAB. “I would like to think the bulls we kept for breeding stock would do even better,” said farm owner-manager Neal Haverkamp. “I entered the CDP to see how they stack up against other quality cattle and to get an idea about what traits we could improve.” Lampe said the KAA mission in the project is, “that our participants gain valuable information that they can in turn use to improve and promote their programs and genetics.” Haverkamp said, “I’d love to see over 100 entries this next year. Competition keeps us working hard to improve our product, and this is a good way to draw attention to the quality of Angus cattle in Kansas.” Jeff, Thomas and Todd Klausmeyer . Photo by Meg Drake.

The Kansas Angus Association 2012 Carcass Data Project (CDP) named winners and closed out its second year at McPherson County Feeders, Marquette, Kan., with plans to return this winter. “We’re excited that our participation doubled this year,” said KAA Manager Anne Lampe. She thanked Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) for partnering on the 79-head project, and for sponsoring awards of more than $1,200. “It was another great year of feeding some of the best Angus cattle in the country,” said Landon Shaw, assistant manager at the CAB-licensed feedlot. “Having an Angus-sired pen that gains almost 4 pounds (lb.) a day, grades 93% Choice and makes 47% CAB certainly proves the value of the breed.” Cattle in the pen came from nine consignors across the state: Hinkson Angus Ranch, Cottonwood Falls; Hobbs Ranch, Penokee; Jeff Klausmeyer, Clearwater; Thomas Klausmeyer, Conway Springs; Dean Larson, Tescott; Dan Melton, Walton; Andy and Mary McCurry, Burrton; Nemaha Valley Angus, Bern; and Howard Woodbury, Quenemo. Final standings were based on the top three calves from any owner, taking gain and CAB acceptance into account. There were excellent cattle in each consignment, said Gary Fike, beef cattle specialist with the brand. In a letter of congratulations to all, Fike noted that the top three gainers (regardless of grade) from each owner had an average range of 3.91 lb. to 4.86 lb. average daily gain (ADG). “Anybody who tells you Angus-sired cattle cannot gain AND grade simply doesn’t know what they’re talking about,” he said. Considering the individual carcass data received, there were no losers, but the formula of gain plus CAB acceptance highlighted a top cut for the CDP. “I’m glad my Dad won—that’s how it’s supposed to be—I’ll get my chance,” said Jeff Klausmeyer, whose cattle came in tied for third. The champions, winning $500 and CAB merchandise, were from Thomas Klausmeyer’s consignment that included three calves from other son, Todd. The K3 Angus family represented nearly 18% of cattle harvested, and they were the right kind. Eleven of the family’s 15 head were accepted for the brand, and the top three for the gain/grade combination were 100% CAB, marbling score 623 and 3.89-lb. ADG. Jeff’s trio, winning $200 and CAB merchandise, made 67% CAB, marbling at 577 and 3.85-lb. ADG. In fact, all other groups of three in the finals turned out with 67% brand acceptance. Five calves were out of AI (artificial insemination) sires, the rest home-raised bulls that trace back to the top K3 cow family for moderation and marbling. Nearly half of the steers were from first-calf heifers. “I think we’re steering in the right direction,” Thomas said. Cattle that competed in the CDP were backgrounded in a fall grazing program, he says: two weeks in a grass trap, then rotating to an alfalfa patch before wheat-stockering and on to McPherson County Feeders. The Klausmeyers rarely retain ownership of any cattle on feed, but after this showing, they may do more of it in the future. “With the genetics we use, it’d be nice to get paid for what we’ve put into them,” Jeff said. Terry Hobbs came in second ($300 and CAB merchandise) in the CDP, just like last year . He said., “Like last year, and like next year, the steers are one sire group and out of first-calf heifers.” The 2012 reserve champions were sons of Ironwood New Level out of the New Design line on their dams’ side. Superior marbling was the edge, with that score at 603 and ADG at 3.77 lb. Dean Larson’s third-place ($200 and CAB merchandise) steers came from a group of five from heifers that were pasture-bred to a calving-ease Green Garden Angus bull. “I didn’t breed them for growth, but they sure gained,” he said of the 3.77 ADG and 553 marbling score. “We aim for moderate rather than the

Cooperative competition

A little friendly competition never hurt anyone. The family behind K3 Angus, Conway Springs, Kan., identifies likes to mix that in with cooperation. Thomas Klausmeyer and sons, Jeff and Todd, competed in the 2012 Kansas Angus Association’s Carcass Data Project with two separate entries. There would have been three if Todd had two more steers ready. At home, their 150 Angus cows are commingled but each maintains ownership of specific cows, and onethird of those are registered. “We split things very fairly,” Jeff says. “Say we take 100 pair somewhere and 30 of them are mine, I pay 30% of all expenses.” Shipping a load of steers to McPherson County Feeders, it was simpler to maintain separate entries. Their first Angus bull purchase was from Molitor Angus of Zenda, Kan., in 1995, and they subsequently bought registered females there in 2002, followed by more from Green Garden Angus, Lorraine, Kan., in 2004. Since then, the family has used artificial insemination (AI), and more recently embryo transfer as well on “two or three of our best,” Todd says. But they gain great satisfaction in seeing home-raised sires equal the AI sire groups. That hints at another competitive angle. The fact is, they openly compete in the Kansas Bull Test, Beloit, Kan., to develop and market bulls while comparing them to peers in the business. “If they’re easy calving, with good growth and out of good cow families, those are the registered bulls we’ll put on the test,” Jeff says. “They could be from our herd sires or AI. Either way, they have to be the kind that throws the kind of heifer calves that become good momma cows.” Registered calves that don’t meet the Klausmeyers’ breeding credentials for bulls or replacements have gone out to pasture before marketing as yearlings. The future may see them retained in a commercial feedlot with their other calves.

It’s Your Turn

The KAA and CAB will partner again for the 2013 edition to the Carcass Data Project hosted by McPherson County Feeders. Entry information and a form will be in the November/December issue of the Kansas Angus News or can be obtained by contact Anne at; 620-872-3915 after November 1. In the meantime as you are weaning and marketing your calves consider keeping a few to enter in the CDP. CDP Requirements: Minimum 5 head per participant. Spring 2012 born steers, out of registered Angus bull and from known sire(s) or sire group. Minimum average eight 550 pounds. Weaned at least 45 day before entering feed yard on Dec. 2729, 2012. Vaccinated prior to weaning. Individually tagged with different numbers. $5 /head entry fee.

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Sally Northcutt

Meet your Speakers

Sally Northcutt is the genetic research director for the American Angus Association and Jarold Callahan is the president and Angus Genetics Inc. Her primary chairman of the American Angus responsibilities include selection Association Board of Directors, and most tool development, beef cattle data recently served as vice president and analysis, and the modeling and application of the vice chairman of the Board. He received National Cattle Evaluation. She also works with an undergraduate degree from Oklahoma State universities and ARS scientists across the nation University and a master’s degree in agriculture from the to coordinate the expansive research activities of University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He taught the Association. Before coming to the Association, purebred beef production and livestock selection at Northcutt was an extension beef cattle breeding OSU and served as executive vice president of the specialist for nine years at Oklahoma State Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Association before joining University, and she directed the Oklahoma Beef Express Ranches in 1996. As Association president, Callahan serves as chairman of the Executive Committee and works closely with all Inc. (OBI) central bull test at Stillwater. She is actively involved in industry organizations, such as the Beef Improvement Federation, in which she has served directors to lead the Board. in various leadership roles during the past 14 years. A Kentucky native, Northcutt Matt Caldwell received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from the University of Kentucky and As regional manager in Region 6 for the American Angus her doctorate in beef cattle breeding and genetics from Iowa State University. Association and its subsidiaries, Matt Caldwell coordinates educational and marketing efforts with members and commercial producers in Kansas and Oklahoma. Caldwell received his Brian Brigham bachelor’s degree from the University of Missouri. He and his wife, Brian Brigham is the genetic systems director at Angus Genetics Inc. Marcie, have three children and reside near Parker, Kan. His primary focus includes new trait development and improvements such as genomic enhancements to national cattle evaluations. Prior to joining the Association staff, the Colorado native was a research Bob Weaber associate at Colorado State University, where he ran a variety of Bob Weaber joined the faculty of the Department of Animal expected progeny differences for several different U.S. breed Sciences and Industry at Kansas State University in August of 2011 associations while concurrently working on both a master’s degree as a cow-calf extension specialist. Previously, Weaber served in the and a doctorate in beef cattle breeding and genetics. While at CSU, Division of Animal Sciences at the University of Missouri as his research focuses included development of decision-support software, extension specialist–beef genetics. Weaber also serves as central region secretary improvements in stayability predictions, carcass trait evaluations and genetic of the Beef Improvement Federation, is a co-coordinator of education programs for indicators of bovine respiratory disease. He was also a key investigator in the the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium and has served as a member of the National Beef Cattle Evaluation Consortium project on cattle health. In addition, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Policy Division Board of Directors. The focus while at CSU he worked part-time on projects with AGI over the last few years. His of his extension and research programs has been to broaden the availability, use most recent work has focused on the productive life (longevity) evaluation for and understanding of genetic selection tools (expected progeny differences, DNA Angus cattle. markers and selection indexes), as well as performance data collection schemes implemented by cattle producers.

Jarold Callahan

Weaber grew up on a cow-calf operation in southern Colorado. He earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science followed by a master’s degree in the Beef Industry Leadership Program at Colorado State University. He completed his doctoral studies in the animal breeding and genetics group at Cornell University. While there, he served as the interim director of performance programs for the American Simmental Association. Previously, Weaber was director of education and research at the American Gelbvieh Association. Weaber and his wife, Tami, and their young children, Maddie, Cooper and Wyatt, reside near Wamego, Kan.

Daryl Strohbehn

Daryl R. Strohbehn, retired extension beef specialist and staff member of the Iowa Beef Center, coordinated education and outreach in cow-calf production for Iowa State University Extension from 1974 to 2010. A native of Iowa, Strohbehn grew up on an Angus seedstock cattle and grain farm. He received his bachelor’s degree at Iowa State University and then his master’s and doctorate at Michigan State University. Strohbehn is recognized in the Cornbelt for his work in cow-calf production systems that utilize on-farm resources and correct genetic programs to yield profit. He pioneered Beef Cow Business Records, and more recently worked in team efforts to develop computer software packages geared toward problem-solving for producers. These included the very popular estrous synchronization planner and the BRANDS nutritional package from the Iowa Beef Center. In recent years Strohbehn worked on feed efficiency evaluation with producers and did research work with a set of nursing Angus females. Additionally, he has worked with the TriCounty Steer Carcass Futurity Cooperative to produce the Sire Profitability Summary and its benchmarking program. Strohbehn was a founding member of the Production Angus Associates in Central Iowa and still remains as a managing partner in that business.

Tonya Amen

Tonya Amen is the genetic services director for Angus Genetics Inc. Amen assists in coordinating genetic education and outreach programs tailored to Angus breeders and commercial cattle producers. In addition, she interacts with Association entities to enhance strategic development of predictable supply chains using the available technologies and networks. Amen is a native of Colorado and received a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Texas Tech University. She also earned a master’s degree and a doctorate in animal breeding from Texas A&M University. For the past two years, Amen served as a cattle genetics specialist in the southeastern United States with Pfizer Animal Genetics. Prior to Pfizer, Amen served as an assistant professor at the University of Wisconsin in River Falls. She is also active in industry activities and currently serves on the NCBA Young Producers Council.

Meet Your Speakers Text and photos courtesy of the Angus Journal, Angus Productions, Inc.

Come Home to Kansas- Host Ranches & Tour Stops Text courtesy of the Angus Journal, Angus Productions, Inc.

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Come Home to Kansas

Megan Rolf

Megan Rolf joined the faculty of the Department of Animal Sciences at Oklahoma State University in June of 2012 as assistant professor of beef cattle management and state beef cattle extension specialist. Her extension goals include increasing awareness and understanding of genetic and genomic selection tools within the beef industry. Rolf was raised on a small cow-calf operation in east-central Kansas near LeRoy. She earned a bachelor’s degree in animal sciences with a science option at Kansas State University in 2005. While there, she worked in the school of veterinary medicine, where she was introduced to immunology and virology wet lab research while completing her animal science honors program research related to cytoplasmic inheritance. Rolf relocated to Columbia, Mo., to pursue a master’s in animal science at the University of Missouri, with a focus on use of SNP data to generate genomic relationship matrices. She also examined the use of modelpredicted feed intakes in tandem with genomic data for the improvement of feed efficiency. After completion of her master’s degree she pursued a doctorate in genetics at MU, with a research focus on the exploration of methods to separate training and validation populations for improving across-breed genomic selection models for carcass traits. She was a graduate student association representative, graduate student peer mentor and a participant in the Genetics Area Program while at MU. Rolf currently resides in Stillwater, Okla.

Host Ranches & Tour Stops Wednesday, October 3 McCurry Bros.

McCurry Bros. Angus is a family-owned and managed operation located near Sedgwick, Kan. The cow herd originated when Walter McCurry purchased two Angus heifers from his brother-in-law, Johnson Workman, in 1928. Many bloodlines today can be traced back to Workman’s herd, which descended from the very first Angus cattle brought by George Grant. In 1958, Walter’s five sons — A.J., Dale, O’Dell, Bob and Cecil — formed McCurry Bros. Angus. Dale, O’Dell and Cecil McCurry still are involved in the business. The day-to-day operations are managed by partners Greg, Brad, Geoff and Barry McCurry, who represent the third generation on the ranch and bring a lifetime of experience to the business. Today, McCurry Bros. Angus consists of about 550 registered Angus cows, of which two-thirds calve in the spring and one-third in the fall, and an irrigated and dryland farming business. There are 10 full-time employees, nine of whom are McCurrys. About 150 bulls are sold yearly through private treaty. With 85% of their customers being commercial cattlemen, they strive to produce functional, trouble-free cattle that excel on pasture, in the feedyard and on the rail. Proven carcass genetics are used in the Mark McCully herd. At the same time, they acknowledge there are traits that expected progeny Mark McCully, assistant vice president for Certified Angus Beef LLC, differences (EPDs) can’t measure, and work to keep the herd structurally correct leads the company’s efforts to increase the long-term supply of and sound. AI, embryo transfer (ET), EPDs and ultrasound are used to produce superior Angus-influenced cattle. The company’s multifaceted consistent cattle with superior genetics. program includes working with the feedlot industry and cow-calf producers across the United States. McCully also oversees brand production through licensed packing companies. McCully joined CAB in October Thursday, October 4 2000 as packing director and has led the company’s business development effort, overseeing retail, foodservice and international sales. Prior to CAB, McCully was Sankey’s 6N Ranch the beef improvement manager for MLE Marketing, one of the largest farmerLocated in the Flint Hills of Kansas, the 6N Ranch is owned and owned livestock marketing cooperatives in the United States. McCully was raised operated by Chris and ShareeSankey; their son, Cody; and their on a family grain and cattle operation in Illinois. He earned a bachelor’s degree in animal science from Western Illinois University and conducted a graduate program daughter and son-in-law, Jeana and Dustin Hurlbut. The family has a long history in the Angus breed. As third- (Chris), fourthat Michigan State University in ruminant nutrition and feedlot management. While on staff at Michigan State, McCully taught meat animal evaluation and coached the (Sharee) and fifth-generation (Cody and Jeana) Angus breeders, they manage 100 registered Angus cows and 25 intercollegiate livestock judging team. registered Brangus cows. Sharee’s family started Laflin Angus in 1900. The herd is one of the oldest Angus herds in the country. Many of cows in the 6N herd descend from those original bloodlines. The Jude Capper Sankeys leased the original 6N Ranch in 1982 from Elliot and Helena Norquist and Jude Capper is a self-employed sustainability consultant and bought the headquarters in 1990. Because of the history of the ranch, the Norquists an adjunct professor in the Department of Animal Sciences at allowed the Sankeys to keep the name and brand. To improve their herd, 6N uses Washington State University. Capper’s current research and many production and efficiency tools, like artificial insemination, embryo transfer, outreach work focuses on modeling the environmental impact ultrasound data and DNA testing. The Sankeys use extensive marketing tools for of livestock production systems, specifically dairy and beef. Her principal both bulls and females. They send bulls to the Midland Bull Test; sell bulls in the professional goal is to communicate the importance of livestock industry National Western Angus Bull Sale in Denver, Colo.; and host an annual female sale sustainability and the factors affecting it to enhance the knowledge and at the ranch in the fall. These sales, private treaties and their junior show heifer understanding of stakeholders within food production from the rancher and farmer market have opened many domestic and international opportunities, with to the retailer, policy-maker and consumer. To this end, in 2011, Capper presented customers nationwide and in Mexico and Canada. The Sankeys have had much 35 invited presentations at national and international (New Zealand, Canada, success in the showring, especially with Sankey’sLazer 609 of 6N, who was a national Norway, Ireland, Italy and UK) conferences. Current research projects include champion and the 2008 American Angus Association Show Bull of the Year. A son of comparisons of historical and modern production practices in dairy and beef Lazer, Sankey’s Justified 101 is the 2012 Fort Worth Champion Bull and the 2012 Reserve industries; and the effect of technology use and management practices upon National Champion Bull at the Western National Angus Futurity in Reno, Nev. Chris environmental impact. She has an active social media presence and spends a currently serves on the American Angus Association Board of Directors. considerable amount of time de-bunking some of the more commonly heard myths relating to resource use and the environmental impact of livestock production.

Fink Beef Genetics

Thank You Certified Angus Beef, LLC For contributing to meals during NAC&T.

Started in 1977 as a purebred Angus program, this is a family-owned business under the direction of Galen, Lori and Megan Fink. Starting with one cow, no money, no land and two full-time jobs, the Finks rented land until purchasing their Randolph, Kan., headquarters in the spring of 2006. Combining good common cow sense, ingenuity and 21st century technology, the Finks aim to deliver predictability, quality, efficiency and added value to increase cattlemen’s profit and consumer beef demand. Out-of-the-box

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thinking has garnered much program growth. They grow their bulls at a rate of 2 pounds per day to avoid excess fat. They use controlled matings and ownership on about 600 females and implant about 900-1,200 embryos each year. A fall program is used to reduce labor. The program also uses at least 99% AI matings. The Finks market more than 600 bulls each year. Fink Beef Genetics uses many conservation tactics, including brush control and pasture renovation. They also use seven gravity-flow spring tanks developed for clean, fresh water. They market beef directly through Little Apple Brewing Co., a Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®)-licensed restaurant, which they co-own with Russ and Kelly Loub. Restaurant ownership and marketing the end product have emphasized the importance of quality and consistency all the way from cow herd genetics to the feedlot, packer and consumer. Fink Beef Genetics has won many awards, including the CAB Seedstock Commitment to Excellence, the Beef Improvement Federation Seedstock Producer of the Year, Kansas State Alumni Fellow for Agriculture, Region 7 National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Vision Award, the Kansas Master Farmer Award, Charolais Seedstock Producer of the Year, and a member of the K-State President Club. The Finks have also given presentations on their program in more than 25 states and Mexico and Canada.

Lyons Ranch

Lyons Ranch is a cattle and grass ranch in the Flint Hills of Kansas. Frank and Jan Lyons started their Angus herd in the 1970s. They own and operate Lyons Ranch with their daughter and son-in-law, Amy and Karl Langvardt, and their sons, Tanner and Trey. The Angus tradition began more than 60 years ago on Jan’s family’s farm in northeastern Ohio when Jan found she loved helping her father, Harold Ferguson, care for his Angus cows. Jan and Frank Lyons raised their daughters, Amy and Debbie, to love the cattle business, too. Jan and Frank operate the ranch headquarters near Manhattan, Kan., and Amy and Karl manage the south ranch in Wabaunsee County. Debbie and husband Duane Blythe also raise cattle, and Debbie shares their story through her blog, Life on a Kansas Cattle Ranch. The Lyons Ranch cow herd consists of 300 registered fall-calving females. They are calved on brome traps and then turned out as pairs to native pastures. Native-grass pastures are burned annually in the spring to control brush and stimulate desirable plant growth. The family says they know they are fortunate to be caretakers of such a long-lasting renewable resource as the Tallgrass Prairie. Both operations of Lyons Ranch have been recognized independently as grassland conservation award winners. The family will host its 25th Annual Lyons Ranch Superior Genetics Sale in March. The annual sale’s offering generally consists of more than 100 18-month-old bulls. For the last two years, the family has been Igenity®-testing the bulls and utilizing genomically enhanced EPDs. Karl’s family owns and operates two livestock sale barns in Kansas, JC Livestock Sales Co. in Junction City and Clay Center Livestock Sales in Clay Center. The family spends much time at the sale barns and, through the years, Lyons Ranch customers have sold thousands of commercial cattle at the Langvardt’s regular and special calf sales.The family has served the beef industry in many ways. Jan was the president of the Kansas Livestock Association in 1994, its centennial year. She was the first woman president of the Kansas Angus Association, served on the Kansas Beef Council in the 1980s and 1990s and served as KBC chairman. She was a long-time appointee to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board and served as chair in 1996. Jan was president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association in 2004, and she served as industry spokesperson the year when the first U.S. case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, or BSE, was identified. Amy, who was Miss American Angus in 1988, is a member of the board of directors for the Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom and has helped that group write and publish teachers’ guides on livestock, crops and the natural resources in the state.

Cottonwood Falls

Dinner Thursday evening will be on the historic and scenic Cottonwood River Bridge, overlooking the Cottonwood Falls dam. The largest city in Chase County, Cottonwood Falls has five listings on the National Register of Historic Places, including the bridge, the Cartter building, the Chase County National Bank, the Samuel N. Wood House and the Chase County Courthouse. The courthouse is the oldest courthouse in Kansas in continual use and is one of the oldest in use west of the Mississippi River. The bridge was constructed in 1914 by the Missouri

Valley Bridge and Iron Co. of Leavenworth. It is one of three reinforced masonry, earth-filled arch bridges still standing in Kansas. It was renovated in 2007. The dam was first constructed in 1860 during a severe drought when the riverbed was dry. It provided enough waterpower for a saw and gristmill, though the mill stopped grinding in 1913 and was operated as an ice plant until 1925. The head brace and several supporting walls can still be seen at the south end of the dam. After the dinner on the bridge, conference participants will have the opportunity to explore some of the shops along the bricked main street; Kansas’s only AAA Four Diamond Historic Country Inn, the Grand Central Hotel; and French Renaissance style courthouse overlooking the street. While in Cottonwood Falls, NAC&T participants will enjoy dining on the historic river bridge, strolling the historic brick street and browsing the quaint main street shops that lead to the stately courthouse square. The steak dinner is sponsored by US Premium Beef, Pfizer, INTRUST Bank, the Kansas Angus Association and the KAA members displaying cattle a various ranch stops. Entertainment sponsored by Ernie Rodina, Purina. Gift underwritten by Hinkson Angus Ranch. See pages for information on Kansas Angus Association members displaying cattle. Friday, October 5

Pratt Feeders LLC

Pratt Feeders is a Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB)licensed feedyard. Located on the eastern edge of the cattle-feeding belt in Kansas, the feedyard offers its customers competitive grain prices, a moderate climate, lower cattle freight cost coming from the East, four weekly packer buyers and an experienced management team. Pratt Feeders LLC encompasses Pratt Feeders, Ashland Feeders, Buffalo Feeders and Hays Feeders. All four yards are under the supervision of General Manager Jerry Bohn. The managers are in daily communication about market conditions and management ideas. All four yards offer flaked-corn rations, feed and cattle financing, cattle selling advice, cattle hedging assistance, U.S. Premium Beef slots available for lease, emphasis on clean pens, three daily feedings, nutrition advice from Kent Smith of Nutrition Service Associates, and cattle buying available for investors. Pratt Feeders, managed by Bohn and by Assistant General Manager Dave Latta, has a 40,000-head capacity, 60-head to 300-head pen sizes, mostly paved feed alleys, large bunk pad areas, close location to Pratt Livestock Auction, substantial involvement in KLA, and 30 years of combined manager experience with the company. Ashland Feeders, managed by Mick Sharp, has a 15,000-head capacity, 70-head to 250-head pen sizes, a head cowboy who lives on location, and more direct cattle care by Sharp. Buffalo Feedyards, managed by Tom Fanning and assisted by Fran Haefner, has a 32,000-head capacity, 60-head to 300-head pen sizes, a dryer climate, warmer winters, and easy access to Highway 64. Hays Feeders, managed by Bill Sleigh, has a 28,000-head capacity, with 50head to 300-head pen sizes, terrain for excellent drainage, close location to interstate 70 and close proximity to the Nebraska corn supply

Gardiner Angus Ranch

In 1885, five families traveled by covered wagon to Ashland, Kan. One of those families included the grandparents of Gardiner Ranch owner Henry Gardiner. They homesteaded in a dugout before creating the ranch in the 1920s. It evolved into a commercial Angus herd in 1931 and added a registered Angus herd in 1947. The ranch has grown significantly and now encompasses 1,000 registered Angus cows and 1,250 commercial Angus cows. The ranch is operated by two generations of Gardiners — Henry and Nan, along with their sons, Greg, Mark and Garth, and their wives. As a family-owned seedstock operation, the ranch commits itself to producing quality beef from gate to plate. The combination of cattle breeding programs, cutting-edge technology and data management have established the Gardiner Angus Ranch as an influential member of the beef industry. The genetic improvement practices employed by the ranch have set it apart. The ranch has relied solely on AI, without the use of clean-up bulls, since 1964. The Gardiners mate high-accuracy; progeny-proven sires to daughters of high-accuracy, progeny-proven sires. They have used ET since 1987, making more than 2,000 embryo transfers per year. Gardiner Angus Ranch has two production sales a year (one in April and one in September), selling a total of about 2,150 bulls, registered females and commercial females in both

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sales. Additionally, they sell 1,200 bulls private treaty year round and an additional 1,000 commercial females in a customer sale in conjunction with their fall sale. They were a founding member of USPB and are involved in many industry organizations. The Gardiner Angus Ranch (and Henry Gardiner) has won numerous awards, including the NCBA Cattle Business of the Century, the BIF Commercial Producer of the Year, the BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year, Kansas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Record Stockman Man of the Year, and the CAB Seedstock Commitment to Excellence award.

Thursday, October 4 dine on the

Historic Cottonwoood River Bridge NAC&T participants will enjoy dining on the historic river bridge, strolling the historic brick street and browsing the quaint main street shops that lead to the stately courthouse square. The steak dinner is sponsored by US Premium Beef, Pfizer, INTRUST Bank, the Kansas Angus Association and the KAA members displaying cattle a various ranch stops. Entertainment sponsored by Ernie Rodina, Purina. .

Giles Ranch Company LLC

The Giles Ranch roots span back to 1872, when the first generation of the Giles family, George Lee, shipped cattle in the Texas Longhorn trade and worked in two cattle drives. A generation later, they moved to what was named Giles Town (now Claflin, Kan.). In 1947, Norman Albro and Norman Lee purchased the original ranch in Clark County, Kan. The Giles Ranch is a commercial cow-calf, stocker-feeder operation using mostly native grasses and improved pastures in the Bluff Creek area, where mid-grass and short-grass regions meet. Most of the calves are fed through a USPB-marketed feedlot. In 2011, Giles Ranch built a grower lot for further diversification. The lot is used for Giles’ own calves and others on a custom basis. The cows are hardy, productive and must prove their worth year after year with a live calf, which will be either retained in the herd or fed for Angus-based, value-added programs. Throughout the years, the Giles Ranch cow herd has been selected for reproductive efficiency, growth and carcass traits. The herd is a high-percentage Angus herd with a strong Gardiner Angus Ranch influence. The first-calf heifers and young cows are bred to calve in a 75-day window, beginning Feb. 1. They use strict culling and diversified feeding experiences to keep heifer replacements and retain ownership on their steermates. Today, Giles Ranch is home to four generations of the Giles family: Dolores Giles; her son Roger and his wife, Cathy; and Roger and Cathy’s daughters, Jennifer and husband Shane Betschart with sons Peyton and Ethan; Katie and husband Brett Shaw; and Molly and husband C.J. Beckford. Having several generations on the farm, their management practices revolve around leaving the land for the next generation in better shape than they received it.

Stucky Ranch

The Stucky Ranch began in 1937, but it was Gordon Stucky’s lifelong dream to build a registered Angus herd to compliment his family’s existing commercial Angus herd. He started fulfilling that dream in 1976. From 1976 to 1982, approximately 200 females were purchased from sales in Kansas and the Midwest. The current Angus herd is based on several cow families from that original group, with dominance by the “Eisa Erica” family. The ranch icon female, Circle S Eisa Erica 6073, has 198 progeny recorded and forms the nucleus for this performance-oriented herd. Currently, 250 cows are calved on the Stucky Ranch each year, with more than 200 additional calves born at cooperator herds. Approximately 400 embryos are collected from foundation females annually. The number of bulls produced each year continues to grow with the use of sexed male semen in ET. Gordon has put a strong emphasis on within-herd performance data for genetic selection, and he is utilizing genomic technology to improve accuracy in selection decisions. Foundation females from the past 10 years have been evaluated with the Pfizer HD50K genomic evaluation. Complete performance measurements, along with carcass ultrasound and disposition scores, are collected through yearling age on every calf born. Male calves not kept for breeding bulls are banded after yearling data is collected and sold on the USPB grid to collect carcass data at harvest. Cow herd data collected include udder score at calving and dam weight with body condition score at calf weaning. The marketing focus concentrates on producing 14- to 18-month-old registered Angus bulls for the commercial industry. Bulls and females are merchandised by auction the second Wednesday in March each year and by private treaty. The Stuckys have also recently joined forces with several other Kansas Angus producers for a joint fall female sale hosted the first Saturday in October. The ranch’s profitability hinges on the ability to provide customers with animals that provide predictable genetic results, and then follow the sale with superior customer service. Gordon is a past director and president of the Kansas Angus Association. He currently serves as treasurer for the Board of Directors for the American Angus Association.

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Richard, Deb & Seth Bartholomew 1500 170 Rd. Mankato, Kansas 66956 785-378-3338 785-738-8940

Two generations are still actively involved in the operation. Along with Edmund and Alice, three sons, Mark, Larry and Jerry are involved in the management and daily operations. Guest Cattle Displays at Tour Stops Angus cattle have been part of the operation since the Compiled by Anne Lampe beginning, when Edmund brought with him a small cowherd he had acquired through years of 4-H projects. Currently McCurry Bros– Friday, October 3 approximately 100 cows are calved in the fall and the remaining 200 are calved mostly in January and February. Both AI and embryo transfer are used intensively. Cows Lohmann Angus are summered on brome and fescue pastures and wintered The Lohmann Angus herd is on cornstalks or other crop residues. Cattle are marketed operated by Michael and through an annual production sale held the third Sunday of Ben Lohmann and family. March as well as by private treaty. The focus is to provide The herd was established 25 years ago and is based high quality commercial bulls that meet the demands of our commercial customers. outside of Lecompton, Kansas. Since 2000, the herd Sound, functional, performance oriented cattle with eye appeal are required to has marketed bulls through Leachman Cattle. The goal of the operation is to meet these demands. Cattle are exhibited at many livestock shows at the state produce maternally powerful, fault free cattle that excel from conception through and national level and the third generation has been very active in the National consumption. Starting in the late 90's, the herd placed heavy selection emphasis on Junior Angus Program. birth to yearling spread and carcass merit. Beginning in 2004, the Lohmann herd participated in the first feed intake and conversion analysis performed at Leachman Bar S Ranch Cattle of Colorado. Subsequently, the herd has selected for reduced feed intake, The Bar S Ranch of today had its beginning in 1900 when young improved feed conversion, and higher overall profit. The current herd numbers 75 females predominately sired by these superior feed efficiency lines: Bon View New German immigrant, Frank Stielow Sr., homesteaded land that is ranch headquarters near Paradise, Kansas. Frank Stielow Jr. took Design 1407, Bon View New Design 878, Dr J Analyst M250, Mytty In Focus, over management of the ranch in 1945 and purchased a group of purebred Angus Connealy Answer 71, Leachman Prowess G136T, Rito 2B94 of Rita 6K20 BW, heifers to form the foundation of what would become a top reputation commercial Leachman New Standard, Leachman Scotsman G023T, and S A V Final Answer. Angus herd. His son Ken and wife Pat joined management of the ranch in 1975. The 2012 calf crop will feature New Standard, Final Answer, and GAR Further Progress calves. As a result of careful selection, the herd's average 2011 born calf In 1985 a select group of Registered Angus females were purchased from Minert Angus Ranch in Nebraska to raise bulls for the ranch’s commercial herd. ranked in the lowest 11% on feed intake, the best 7% on feed conversion and the top 6% on profit according to the Leachman database. Lohmann Angus has raised Neighbors soon began asking to purchase the extra bulls for their use. To settle the dispute of who got first pick, a production sale was held in 1991, and has a number of top herd bull prospects for the Leachman program including continued each year since. Ken and Pat’s daughter Stephanie and husband David Leachman Prowess G136T (a herd sire at Pleasant Hill Farms, Rockfield, KY), Leachman Resolution G228U (a leading feed efficiency sire owned by Leachman, Dickerson joined the ranch after graduation from college and are raising the next Eagle Pass, and Summitcrest Farms), and Leachman Graduate G060X (a young generation Grady, Ethan and Jayce. For over 110 years cattle have paid the bills and allowed Bar S Ranch to grow from the original 160 acres to over 12,000 acres feed efficiency standout herd bull at Eagle Pass & Leachman's). Resolution and of owned and leased land with 800 cows. Our history has influenced our cattle Graduate will be on display at McCurry Bros. Angus during the tour. genetics. We use all of the information and technology available to make our genetic decisions, but we will never use this to produce the largest, smallest, McCurry Angus Ranch heaviest muscled, highest marbled etc. cattle of the breed. The goal of Bar S McCurry Angus Ranch started in 1977 when Andy Ranch for the next 100 years is as it has been for the last 110 years, to efficiently McCurry and Mary Elizabeth Smith both 3rd convert our natural resources into quality beef and in doing so make a good living generation Angus breeders were married and for the family. We have found this requires a very functional moderate input formed Marands Angus and operated for 30 years cowherd, and because we own calves not sold as seedstock through the feedlot to before changing the name to McCurry Angus the packing plant our genetics must also excel after they leave the ranch. This Ranch in 2007. John McCurry returned from Kansas State University and started requires genetic selection that is much more difficult than “fad-trait” selection but managing the ranch full-time in 2004. The ranch consists of 150 purebred Fall the positive economic longevity for the rancher is well worth the effort. If your goals Calving cows, 150 purebred spring calving cows and 150 commercial cows use are similar to ours go to or contact us at mainly for embryo transfer. The pastures are made up for both cool and warm for more information. season grasses to support our forage-based for our cowherd. We also utilize crop residue for fall grazing. The cowherd trace back to six cow family lines that Andy and Mary combined upon their marriage. The result is a close-related herd of Blythe Angus uniform females. The ranch uses many different sires to breed the needs of our Blythe Angus, White City, Kansas, is located in the commercial bull and female Buyers. We believe in phenotype and performance can Flint Hills approximately 45 miles from Manhattan. come in the same package. Sires: SAV 8180 Traveler 004, SAV Bismark 5682, Debbie Lyons-Blythe and Duane Blythe have built a SAV Final Answer 0035, B C Lookout 7024, SAV Brilliance 8077, S Chisum 6175, registered Angus herd based on carcass merit and 21AR Outfitter 6032, Connealy Thunder and Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C. maternal traits. They sell their spring yearling Angus bull crop by private treaty. In Sale dates: Female Sale – 3rd Sunday in October – October 21st, 2012 – Selling 20 addition, they have successfully raised and sold commercial bred heifers through Heifers and 40 Pairs .Bull Sale - 4th Friday in March - March 29th, 2013 - Selling 100 their Heifer Development Program since 2007. These heifers are Angus based, AI Bulls. The ranch is located near Burrton, Kansas. bred and pastured in the Flint Hills grass, then sold as bred heifers in the fall. Debbie & Duane have five kids, all very involved in the Kansas Junior Angus Association and National Jr Angus Association. Three of them are attending Sankey 6 N Ranch– Thursday, October 4 Kansas State University this year. Meghan is a senior, Allie is a sophomore and Trent is a freshman at K-state. Tyler and Eric are juniors at White City High April Valley Farms School. In 2010, Debbie raised a bull calf that stood out from the crowd with his April Valley Farms is a diversified livestock and farming EPDs, as well as his overall performance through the seasons. Blythes Objective operation located in Leavenworth County in the northeast 0316 E is a smooth shouldered, high calving ease bull who also combines growth corner of Kansas. The main family farmstead was and EPD outliers. He will be on display at the tour stop at the Blythe’s neighbors purchased by Edmund and Alice Theis in April of 1956 Sankeys 6N Ranch. For more information, check out and is located in the Salt Creek Valley area of Leavenworth County. The month of purchase and location in the Salt Creek Valley prompted the farm name—April Valley Farms. The current operation consists of 300 registered Angus cows, a swine farrow to finish operation and 2500 acres of corn, soybeans and wheat.

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Downey Ranch, Inc.

Downey Ranch, Inc. is a 550 cow conception to consumption registered and commercial Angus operation located on 6500 acres in the Flint Hills just outside of Manhattan. Started by Joe Downey, day to day operations are now handled by Joe Carpenter & Barb Downey along with daughters Anna & Laura Carpenter, active NJAA/KJAA members. The DRI product has always been sound, functional females who year after year raise calves on the range that either: Gain, grade & pay (through US Premium Beef), or go on to become seedstock (both bulls & females) who accomplish the same goals in customers' herds. All cattle operate under ranch conditions as tough as or tougher than the most demanding commercial customer. Those customers appreciate DRI temperaments, fleshing ability, soundness of structure, fertility & carcass traits. An annual production sale is held the first Friday in November at the ranch. Our next sale date is Friday, November 2, 2012. The offering includes: 90 20 month old bulls (wintering available) and 60 bred commercial replacement females from the heart of our herds, offered with our exclusive Live Calf Guarantee. You’re invited to join the DRI family & crew along with our many loyal, repeat customers and find out for yourself what realistic & balanced selection pressure delivered with honesty & integrity can do for your herd. Laflin Ranch began their Angus herd in 1900 and is the second oldest family in the US to have continually raised registered Angus. The ranch is located south of Olsburg where the 4th & 5th generations still keep with tradition. Their focus is on breeding and raising performance and carcass animals that can compete on the ranch or in the ring. R.D. and Shelie Laflin with their children Josh, Gus, Colt, Tate and Ellie own the herd and maintain daily operations on the ranch. Barbara Laflin, mother of R.D., also owns a portion of the herd and is active in the record keeping and sale preparations on the ranch. Laflins have a long demonstrated mastery of breeding premier Angus cattle. Performance is a goal for the Laflins. They had the first Certified Meat Sire in Kansas when test stations were just being established. They raised the powerhouse cow, Laflin’s Jilt 073, who has a history of being the number one REA cow in the breed. Offspring of this dam have been at the top of REA breed for many years. The Galaxy cow family has been a solid female line in the herd producing champions in major shows like National Western Livestock Show, the Western National Angus Futurity and the Fort Worth Stock Show. Laflin cattle positively influence the breed throughout North America. Ranchers from California to New York and Old Mexico to Canada are proud owners of Laflin genetics. International borders have also had a taste of 112 years of excellence, with Laflin animals being foundation stock in ranches in Brazil and Russia. Laflins have an annual production sale on the first Saturday in March at the ranch. Animals offered include: 12 and 18 month old herd bulls, replacement females and junior heifer prospects. Visit us at:

Lazy H Ranch Kansas

Established in year 2000, Lazy H Ranch Kansas shares the home to the 52 year old established Charolais Ranch…Smoky Hill Charolais Farm. Located in Hays, Kansas, the center point to interstate traffic, the intent of LHR Kansas is to market purebred Angus bulls across the country as well as being able to expand an extensive embryo transplant program creating the elite of Angus based genetics. The last several years, LHR Kansas has been establishing many relationships within the commercial industry. From commercial seed stock operations to the feedlots, the LHR brand has gotten a lot of attention. The customer base of commercial seed stock producers is driven to use LHR bulls due to their balance of overall traits from calving ease to performance to carcass, along with key efforts of maintaining a functional female that can raise the same balance of traits while adapting to different environments. LHR Kansas is owned and operated by Maurice & Mark Rohr (father/son) and still incorporates an extensive embryo transplant program to keep ahead of industry standards. While representing both Angus and Charolais breeds, LHR Kansas markets between 120 and 150 bulls thru two annual sales and the balance thru private treaty sales. Our ultimate goals in the cattle industry is to continue to serve the commercial seed stock producer with stoutest set of bulls that fit all the characteristics of modern beef genetics. We utilize the most productive cow families and herd sires the industry has to offer, creating tomorrows beef bulls, along with our own performance and carcass testing company “Proven Sires Services”, where we prove the accuracy of herd sires in several different environments. We currently market semen in and around the United States, Canada, Mexico, and most recently to Australia. At LHR Kansas it is our job to build relationships while supplying the

Beef industry with proven Genetics that work in multiple environments and excel in the traits important to the industry. Whether a Commercial Seed Stock operation or an intense Purebred operation, the Quality Branded Beef Genetics we are supplying will enhance your programs for years to come.

Prill Land and Cattle

Shane and Kianne Prill own Prill Land and Cattle (PLC). PLCs cow calf operation consists of 400 Registered Angus and Hereford and commercial cows. The majority of the herd is located in the post rock country of North Central Kansas. The herd runs on native grass and crop residue where the annual rainfall is 24 inches per year and 8 to 10 acres are needed to run a cow. At PLC our goals are simple - to supply our customers with beef genetics that are functional in the traits that make your cattle operation more profitable and your job of raising cattle easier. To accomplish these goals, we concentrate on calvingease; big testicles in our bulls and regular calving intervals in our females; quiet, docile dispositions; feet and legs to cover big country; and moderate mature size. Shane and Kianne’s children Lauren and Luke have been successful exhibiting cattle, hogs and sheep. PLC will display four haltered, elite show heifer prospects sired by Lut, Peak Dot’s Bold, Miller Wilson’s Creed and a DCC New Look son.

Fink Beef Genetics– Thursday, October 4 Alcove Cattle Co.

Alcove Cattle Co., owned by Ken and Zita Duensing, is located just south of Blue Rapids, Kansas. We are in the northern section of the Flint Hills. Our cows run on native pastures, primarily composed of big bluestem, little bluestem and Indian grass. In addition we have sections of fescue and Eastern Gama grass that our cattle rotate through. We started our herd in 1991 with 5 bred heifers; the herd has grown to 60 cow/calf pairs. We use an extensive A.I. and embryo program to enhance our herd and give our customers a variety of genetics in our bulls and heifers. New for us in 2012 is seeing some of our heifers being shipped to Kazakhstan. Alcove Cattle Co. and Ash Creek Acres together hold a sale on the fourth Monday of March known as Double Feature Sale. Angus bulls and heifers are offered at the Washington sale barn. Our goal is to produce bulls with moderate birth weights, accelerated growth, and excellent carcass traits. Docility is the new buzz word in the cattle industry. From our inception, docile cattle have been the norm at Alcove Cattle Co. We have many repeat customers because our cattle are easy to handle.

Benoit Angus

Benoit Angus is owned and operated by Everett and Bonnie Benoit, sons Chad and Doug, along with Doug’s wife Michelle and their family. The ranch is located along US Highway 36 near the town of Esbon in the north central part of Kansas. The ranch is a short 7 miles away from the Historical Center of the United States in Lebanon, Kansas. Everett Benoit started Benoit Angus in 1961 with the purchase of 6 registered Angus heifers from his neighbor and part-time employer Stanley Marr. From this original purchase, Everett slowly built his herd by using top quality herd bulls and getting started in Artificial Insemination. In the early 70’s, Benoit Angus was one of the first members of the Beloit Bull Test and Everett was elected a board member. In 1990, the Benoits held their first production bull sale, selling 80 bulls.Today, Benoit Angus currently owns 550 Registered Angus cows. The ranch owns and leases approximately 5000 acres of grass and produce wheat, milo, corn, grain sorghum, and alfalfa on 3000 acres of tillable land. Approximately 150 bulls are sold every year in the annual bull sale held on the third, Thursday of March. Females are sold mostly by private treaty with the exception of two fall female sales and this past year selling 50 heifer calves in our March sale. AI and Embryo transfer are used at the start of the breeding season and is usually responsible for half of the calves born with the remaining cows being bred by an excellent set of herd bulls which has been an emphasis from day one.

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Black Velvet Cattle

Black Velvet Cattle runs around 200 head of Registered Angus cows and raise wheat, milo, and soybeans on our family farm, along with feed crops for our cow herd and is owned by Richard, Deb & Seth Bartholomew. BVC hosts an annual production sale the fourth Tuesday in March where we sell yearling bulls and some select females. The 2013 sale will be March 26th. We have always bred for strong maternal values in our cattle, along with top growth and carcass values and excellent dispositions. The majority of our cows are AI bred to top sires. We also have an embryo program in which we have used a few of our top females as donors and use our own registered cows as recipients. We got started by using genetics from Black Velvet Angus Farm, (Deb's parents) who started in 1956 with genetics that were not small cattle, but rather genetics that were gathered from Canadian lines and American bloodlines that were larger for those times. Black Velvet Angus Farm and then Black Velvet Cattle, collectively have been supplying seed stock to this area for over 50 years. We are now weaning off sons and daughters of our herd sire, Buffalos Pro Bull BN88, the 2012 Supreme Grand Champion Bull at The Arizona National Livestock Show and the ROV Reserve Senior Bull of the Year for the 2011-12 show season. He has proven to be an exceptional sire and we are planning to have a select sampling of his females in the National Western Female sale in January. We also are an owner of MF Lookout 50 (True Grit), who was the 2012 Grand Champion Bull at the All-American Angus Breeder's Futurity ROV show in Louisville, Kentucky. His calves will hit the ground at BVC in 2013. We are located 1 mile south of Mankato, Kansas on 170 Rd. Stop by for a visit, we'll take you on a tour of our exceptional cow herd.

Lindell Angus / High Tech Beef

Lindell Angus / High Tech Beef is owned by Michael and Sharon Lindell, and is located near Leonardville in northeast Kansas. This Registered Angus herd was established in 1961 by Michael’s father, Vernon. Since then, Lindells’ have strived to produce females and bulls that thrive in the real world. A balance of structural soundness, muscle expression, maternal traits, carcass quality and fertility all comprise the goals for their Angus program. They are excited about their new sire, Coleman Juneau 044, who is an OCC Juneau 807J son out of Regis’ mother, Coleman Donna 714. His calves show an immense amount of muscle, balance and eye-appeal, with a very docile temperament. High Tech Beef is a family operation on a mission to join with other cattle producers to improve the consumer’s beef-eating experience. Michael is a UGC-certified ultrasound technician, and has been honored to work with some of the best herds in the country through carcass ultrasound and reproduction work. Applying this proven technology, these progressive breeders have made advances in their herds and ultimately the Angus breed. Embryo transfer is incorporated in both the Lindell herd and their clients’ as High Tech Beef offers high-quality pregnant recipient cows, most being registered Angus females. In this operation, the whole family is involved, with their four children, Haley and Kyla – age 14, Tyler – age 12, and Ryan – age 10, all helping on a daily basis with the care of the cattle. Their help, along with extended family and friends, is greatly appreciated during their bull sale in March and other production sales. They hold a video auction on their farm, in their climate-controlled sale barn, with in-person or on-line bidding available. The sale cattle are penned in paddocks just outside the facility for viewing before the sale.

Ohlde Cattle Co.

Ohlde Cattle Co. -Basic Blacks program began with a commitment to producing low birth, strong maternal, cost Cline Cattle Company was formed back in 1999 by efficient performance cattle that are easy fleshing and require brothers Lance and Austin Cline of Onaga, KS minimum maintenance while working in a forage when they were in High School as a 4-H project. environment. Our appreciation for this type of cattle evolved over time and the Their passion for the purebred Angus business grew rapidly and today they run 100 years of working with large numbers of cattle from several breeds gave us the head of Angus females on their operation. Since then Cline Cattle Company has practical insight into the type of cattle that meet our needs. The Ohlde Cattle Co purchased top genetics and use embryo transfer and artificial insemination vision of the functional cow has resulted in cattle that are easy fleshing, high extensively to accelerate the quality of their herd as quickly as possible. The herd volume and smaller framed with unparalleled udder quality and overall attractive contains a strong influence of the bulls Emulation 5522, AAR New Trend, and phenotype. Ohlde Cattle Co. recognizes that cow efficiency and profitability Leachman Right Time. They believe in mating for multiple balanced traits. Now intersected many years ago but the new EPD data is finally documenting that two locations, Lance remains at Onaga KS; Austin and wife Shenan are located at reality for all cattlemen. The fact that OCC sires excel in cow energy value is not a the Frankfort, KS division. The market bulls, females, and embryos throughout the surprise to us but it is reassuring to see that they also do exceeding well in the year by private treaty at the ranch. areas of weaned calf, grid, feed, and beef values. The bottom line is that selection for cow herd traits gets more of the areas of beef production right without trying too hard. As the hard-to-measure cow herd traits reveal themselves through the new value based EPDs, the true value of these type of cattle becomes apparent. Good Farms Angus Visitors welcome most anytime to see what line breeding and consistent breeding Good Farms Angus is a family owned and operated type can do for a cow herd. OCC is owned by Tim and Trudy Ohlde and is located ranch on the northern edge of the Flint Hills near near Palmer, Kansas. Olsburg. Our operation has been breeding Angus cattle for 51 years and was started by Dr. Don Good and his wife, Jane, in 1961. Craig and Amy Good have been operating the ranch Rinkes Cattle Company since 1981 and continue the tradition of breeding sound, functional Angus cattle. Bruce and Lynn Rinkes started their Angus herd with The foundation of the herd began with the purchase of 8 daughters of O the purchase of three Angus cows from Bradford Bardoliermere 32nd from Michigan State University. In recent years Good Farms has relied heavily on the use of artificial insemination using bulls that have high Angus in Iowa in early 1980. Every heifer calf was accuracy for breed improvement in economically important traits. We emphasize saved for replacement females, and our herd was born. In 1990, we started our selection of cattle that are structurally sound, have a high capacity for growth and farming and ranching operation and moved with 50 cows and three sons to reproductive efficiency that will have desirable carcasses with the ability to have Jackson County Kansas. From the genetics of double bred Postlemere females, high meat quality characteristics. We performance test and have ultra-sound data we have raised all our replacement females to a herd of 150 registered Angus available on our bulls. The recent genetic base of our cow herd is primarily Hunts brood cows and an annual production sale of 60 spring and fall yearling bulls. Calculator, Bennett Total, New Design 878, Final Answer, and GF Good News, a Rinkes bred cattle have made their mark at the National Junior Angus carcass home raised son of Marcy’s Gold Rush. Good Farms has an annual bull sale which contests, the Reserve Grand Champion Steer at the National Junior Angus Show is held on the ranch on the 2nd Friday of March (March 8th 2013).We welcome as well as commercial competitions like Flint Hills Beef Fest and the Kansas visitors throughout the year. Carcass contest. Today the herd is owned by a family partnership with our sons Justin and Brandon. Sheldon also helps when possible from Shawnee, Kansas along with our daughter-in-laws Nikki and Jessie and of course the highlight of everyday is checking cows with grandson Carsen. We are enjoying great family, good business acquaintances and the good life raising Angus cattle in the Kansas Flint Hills. Rinkes Cattle Company is located near Holton, Kansas.

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Gardiner Angus Ranch – Friday, October 5 CB Farms

Berry and Carla Bortz, assisted by their children, Brandon, Amber and Darnell, are the owners of CB Farms, a farm and ranch operation located four miles south of Preston, Kansas. The operation is very integrated and includes registered Black Angus, a commercial cattle herd, a small feedlot and produces wheat, corn, soybeans, cotton, sunflowers, silage, alfalfa and milo. Berry and Carla both grew up on Kansas farms and have been farming together since they graduated from Kansas State University in 1982. It is their belief that to be sustainable, the operation has to be economical while not only conserving the land but actually improving it. They believe in a complete systems approach to managing their cattle business. They want their cattle to perform in all segments of the industry, all the way from cow calf producer to the feedlot to the packer. They encourage transparency of each segment so that feedback can flow both directions, performance can be monitored with objective parameters and they can all participate in the ultimate goal of providing a desirable product to the consumer from which all can derive an acceptable standard of living. Because they participate in all segments of the industry and own stock in USPB which allow them to market source and age verified cattle they understand the need for fertile, feed efficient, low maintenance, caring brood cows that produce fast growing feed efficient calves that deliver the highest grading carcasses possible while sustaining profitability. CB Farms has been the recipient of the Banker's Conservation Award, NRCS Shelterbelt Award and Kansas Master Farmer and Master Homemaker.

Poland Angus Ranch and Rosemayne Angus

Poland Angus Ranch and Rosemayne Angus welcome you to the NAC&T with a joint display at Gardiner Angus Ranch. This display by Poland Angus Ranch of Isabel, Kansas and Rosemayne Angus of Burdett, Kansas is part of their jointly owned embryo donor program. Poland Angus Ranch was established in 1982 and today own 200 registered cows. Rosemayne Angus was established in 1995 and today own 50 registered cows. Both of these programs have put emphasis on producing productive Angus cows that excel in carcass traits that also have the phenotype to compete in the showring. AI sires utilized in these breeding programs have included: ISU Imaging Q9111, B/R New Design 036 and 323, Midland, Traveler 004, Bismark, Brilliance, ACF New Design 2062, In Focus, Rito Prime 1I5, Predestined, GDAR Game Day 449, Final Answer, Baldridge Navigator N5, Pure Product. Poland Angus Ranch hosts an annual bull sale on the first Wednesday in March at the ranch. Rosemayne Angus participates in the Mid- Kansas Angus Breeders sale on the third Wednesday in March at Lacrosse.,

importance. While we have developed solid demand for these balanced-trait registered females, it is our commercial bull customers who truly drive our selection and management decisions. By focusing on the commercial beef industry, our seedstock clientele also benefit from the fertility, efficiency and longevity of these hard-working Dalebanks genetics. We welcome visitors at anytime before the NAC&T. We are an easy hour drive east of Wichita, so contact us if you’d like to come by!

Hinkson Angus Ranch

Since the 1890’s the Hinkson family has been in the cattle business. In 1959, the first registered females were purchased and now this fourth-generation operation consists of over 400 cows in the heart of the beautiful Flint Hills of Kansas. In the early 1960’s three bulls were purchased from the Wye Plantation in Maryland to supply a solid foundation to our cow herd. AI was started in 1973 and embryo transplant began in 1982 to open up the genetic capabilities to be able to meet our long term goal of “optimum performance.” We host our “Optimum Performance Bull Sale” every year in March where we will sell over 100 high performance, ‘no holes’ and ‘no surprises’ bulls. Over 75% of our customers from that sale will be repeat buyers! Our cow herd is not fluffed and pampered. They run out in the hills in a real-world environment and are expected to perform and excel. These past two years have definitely tested the depth and quality of not only our cow herd by many others throughout the country. With very little moisture and extreme heat, we have been amazed how well the cows have adjusted and coped, many times way better than us! We are extremely proud to be a founding member of the Proven Brands of Kansas family. We feel confident in the cattle we are offering in this sale. Again, they are not pampered and will be in their ‘work clothes’, but feel confident in the quality and depth of the females offered. Feel free to contact us about any of our consignments. We welcome everyone to Kansas for the NAC&T and look forward to seeing you on the tour and invite you to the Proven Brands Sale on October 6 at Stucky Ranch.

Mill Brae Ranch

T.D. Steele was born in West Virginia and received his bachelor's degree from Harvard University. After serving three years in the U.S. Navy, he earned his master's degree from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and became a real estate developer. T.D.'s father, Byron Steele, was responsible for his start in the Angus business. They formed a partnership, which was powered by a respect for each other, for nature, for the Angus breed, and for genetic improvement. Since 1950, the Steele’s have operated Lynn Brae Angus near Roanoke, VA and maintained an active membership in the American Angus Association. Son Roger joined him in the business in 1980. Active promoters of beef cattle performance testing, they helped establish the Virginia Beef Cattle Improvement Association in 1955. In 1990, they were honored by that Association as the Seedstock Producer of the Year. After devoting nine years of leadership to the American Angus Association, T.D. was elected president in 1995. In 1987, they expanded their operation with the Stucky Ranch – Friday, October 5 purchase of property near Maple Hill, Kansas, part of which was formerly known as Mill Brae Ranch. That same year Mark Nikkel was hired as the herdsman and in 1990 he assumed the day-to-day management of the operation. In 2001 Mark was Dalebanks Angus The name "Dalebanks" continues to be a confusing offered the opportunity to join the operation as a partner and Mill Brae Ranch, LLC was formed. The foundation females at Mill Brae trace back to those highly name for cattlemen and especially telemarketers, often calling to speak with "Mrs. Angus Dalebanks," productive Lynn Brae dams of earlier years. In 2008 a herd of commercial cows was added to the operation. A continual emphasis has been placed on an or simply "Mr. Banks." A rich history explains our intensive AI program utilizing high accuracy sires which offer exceptional name… In 1867 our ancestors, Robert and Alice Loy, homesteaded a farm three performance and carcass data. Each year more than 90% of the calf crop will be miles northwest of Eureka. The Loys named their farm "Dalebanks," after their AI sired by some of the breeds most popular and influential performance sires. previous farm in England. One of the Loy daughters, Amy, married E.L. "Bert" Barrier in 1903. Bert & Amy’s daughter, Alice, married Francis Perrier, Olpe, KS, in Females are retained in the herd as replacements with pedigrees stacked as the 1930s. Their youngest son, Tom, and wife, Carolyn have owned and managed deeply as any in the breed. Bulls were marketed annually by private treaty until the operation from the late 1960s until present day. Matt & Amy Perrier returned to 1995 when the first Mill Brae Ranch bull sale was held. The utilization of embryo transfer has allowed us to duplicate our most superior genetics. Mill Brae welcomes the ranch in 2004, and hope to continue the legacy. History: In 1903 at the American Royal, Mr. Barrier was fascinated by a display of Angus cattle hidden in a you to the NAC& T and invited you to the Proven Brands of Kansas Sale on corner of the old American Royal building. His strong interest in these cattle led to October 6 at Sticky Ranch. the ensuing purchase of his first Angus cattle in 1904. Local residents began taking Sunday drives past Dalebanks to view the strange black cattle without horns, a Also displaying cattle at Stucky Ranch as part of the Proven Brand of Kansas novelty in the Flint Hills, just as they had been at the 1903 American Royal. Sale offering are Lyons Ranch ( see page 14) Genetics: Since 1904, each generation of Dalebanks has maintained a focus on and McCurry Bros ( see page13) breeding cattle that balance optimum levels of performance in traits of economic

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Our Angus Family Mary E. Morgan, 83, of Greeley, Kan., (H&M Angus) passed away Thursday, June 28, 2012. She was born June 30, 1928, in Chillicothe, Mo., the daughter of Joseph V. and Mary Jane (Swain) Young. She graduated from St. Joseph Academy in Chillicothe on May 19, 1946. Mary graduated in the inaugural class from The College of St. Teresa Department of Nursing (Avila University) on May 29, 1949. She married Henry J. Morgan, Sept. 2, 1950, at St. Columban Church in Chillicothe, making their home at their Greeley farm. They were blessed with eight children. Mary worked as a nurse at Anderson County Hospital for 27 years. She was a member of St. John's Church, Greeley. Mary is survived by her husband, Henry and seven children. In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial contributions to Mary E. Morgan Nursing Scholarship and sent in care of the Feuerborn Funeral Home, PO BOX 408, Garnett, KS 66032.

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The Rinkes Family & Grandson Carsen invites you to visit the Kansas Flint Hills during the National Angus Tour.

Rinkes Cattle Company 25544 Q-4 Rd. Holton, Kansas 66436 Phone: (785) 364-3517 CELL (785) 845-5272 Bruce and Lynn PHONE (785) 364-4095 Justin, Nikki and Carsen CELL (785) 817-2328 Brandon

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Come and See Us! Come and tour our 500 head of Angus cattle with bull calves and heifers before, during, or after the National Angus Conference & Tour on October 2-5 in Kansas. Location: 90 Miles South of I-80, South on 281 to US 36 turn East 9 miles 90 Miles North of I-70 on I-35, US Hwy 81 to US 36 turn West 40 Miles

24th Annual Production Bull and Heifer sale on March 21, 2013 at the Ranch as listed Selling approximately 150 head of yearling bulls and 50 or more yearling heifers from the following sires. A I Sires: E&B Huereka, SAV Pioneer, Connealy Stimulus, Summitcrest Complete, Connealy Final Product, SAV Final Answer 0035, Connealy Right Answer 746, Sitz Upward 307R, Sitz Dash 10277, HA Image Maker 0415 New Herd Sires: GDAR Alliance 0203 and Spickler Chisum 0383 E&B Blueprint 691, E&B New Design 3133, Sinclair Just In time 4RT19, E&B EXT 869, E&B Genetics By Design 609, A&B IN Focus 7004, Midland 8164, LaGrand in Focus 8021, Everett & Bonnie Benoit 785-725-3231 621 US Hwy 36 Esbon, KS 66941

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Herd Sires: JAK 022 Prompter C34 , Sydgen Massive 9518, Sydgen 1386 Design 3389, Checkerhill Madrid N11, Sydgen 2088 Focus 9003

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Kansas Angus Auxiliary in the final phase of the Miss American Angus contest. The 2013 Miss American Angus will be crowned in the arena just prior to the selection of the grand champion Angus bull on Monday, November 12 at the Exposition Center. The American Angus Auxiliary invites all Angus enthusiasts to join us November Anne Lampeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Kansas 10-12 in Louisville, Kentucky as we culminate our year-long celebration of 60 years American Angus Auxiliary President 2012. as an organization and celebrate this milestone. We will celebrate in conjunction with the American Angus Associationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 129th Meeting of Delegates and the Auxiliaryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Annual meeting during the North American International Livestock Selling during the NAC&T Exposition. Auxiliary events will begin on Saturday, November 10 at 2 pm with the Trayâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; approx 13.5â&#x20AC;? x 9.5 . Design is 4 executive board meeting at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. The executive board consists heifers behind fence with red background of the officers and regional directors as well as all past presidents, current and white border. committee chairwomen and state presidents. The annual meeting will follow at 3 Platterâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; approx 14â&#x20AC;? x 10â&#x20AC;? with beautiful First pm and is open to all members of the Auxiliary. During the annual meeting the new Angus in the US design. regional directors will be introduced (previously nominated and voted on through Sell for $30 each plus shipping. Each is mail-in ballots) and officer elections conducted with the pin and gavel being passed constructed of sturdy, dishwasher safe, to the newly elected president. Guests of members and anyone interested in melamine. To order or for more information learning more about the Auxiliary are welcome to attend the annual meeting. The contact the Auxiliary Ways & Means chairman, Mary McCurry, 11913 E Illinois popular and entertaining annual Auxiliary breakfast will be on Sunday, November 11, 8 am. For the second year the breakfast is at the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Ave, Burrton, Ks 67020,620-463-7752, Center affording convenience to those involved in the junior Angus show in the morning and the American Angus Association workshops and candidate forum later KS Angus Auxiliary Leaders President -Varee McCabe â&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś.. 620.633.5303 in the day. A hearty breakfast buffet, entertainment and the induction of the 2012 Vice President- Karen Santeeâ&#x20AC;Ś.620.596.2532 Angus Auxiliary Distinguished Woman will highlight the event open to all. The Secretary-Jackie Ottensmeier â&#x20AC;Ś..913.796-6994 Kansas Angus Auxiliary will serve as hosts and provide decorations and favors. Treasurer- Lori Finkâ&#x20AC;Śâ&#x20AC;Ś. 785.532.8171 State auxiliaries are asked to bring door prizes. Advance reservations are Reporterâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Megin Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;Ś.620.802.1482 recommended as space is limited; to make reservations and to purchase tickets Past V. President/Advisor- Sandy Lundgren .. 785.878.3630 Hospitality Chairmanâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Melissa Cozzitorto contact Michelle Rieff, Auxiliary Hospitality and Program chairwoman, Miss Ks Angus Program Chairmanâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Anne Lampe; (479) 936-1685. In the afternoon, back at the Crowne Ways & Means Chairmanâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Mary McCurry Plaza join us for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;come and goâ&#x20AC;? anniversary cake and punch reception from 3:30 Achievement Awards: Wendy Flory to 4:30 pm; followed by the introduction of the five talented young women vying for Scholarship Committee 2013â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chairman: Lynne Hinrichsen, Rhonda McCurry, Melissa Cozzitorto the title of Miss American Angus. Listen to their speeches and impromptu questions

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ÂŽ Estrumate (cloprostenol sodium)

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Prostaglandin Analogue for Cattle Equivalent to 250 mcg cloprostenol/mL EstrumateÂŽ (cloprostenol sodium) is a synthetic prostaglandin analogue structurally related to prostaglandin F2 Îą (pGF2 Îą). Each mL of the colorless aqueous solution contains 263 mcg of cloprostenol sodium (equivalent to 250 mcg of cloprostenol) in a sodium citrate, anhydrous citric acid and sodium chloride buffer containing 0.1% w/v chlorocresol BP as a bactericide. pH is adjusted, as necessary, with sodium hydroxide or citric acid.


Estrumate causes functional and morphological regression of the corpus luteum (luteolysis) in cattle. In normal, nonpregnant cycling animals, this effect on the life span of the corpus luteum usually results in estrus 2 to 5 days after treatment. In animals with prolonged luteal function (pyometra, mummified fetus, and luteal cysts), the induced luteolysis usually results in resolution of the condition and return to cyclicity. Pregnant animals may abort depending on the stage of gestation.

INDICATIONS: For intramuscular use to induce luteolysis in beef and dairy cattle. The luteolytic action of Estrumate can be utilized to manipulate the estrous cycle to better fit certain management practices, to terminate pregnancies resulting from mismatings, and to treat certain conditions associated with prolonged luteal function.

REQUIREMENTS FOR CONTROLLED BREEDING PROGRAMS: A variety of programs can be designed to best meet the needs of individual management systems. A controlled breeding program should be selected which is appropriate for the existing circumstances and management practices. Before a controlled breeding program is planned, the producerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s objectives must be examined and he must be made aware of the projected results and limitations. The producer and his consulting veterinarian should review the operationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s breeding history, herd health, and nutritional status and agree that a controlled breeding program is practical in the producerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s specific situation. For any successful controlled breeding program: t DPXT BOE IFJGFST NVTU CF OPSNBM  OPOQSFHOBOU  BOE DZDMJOH SFDUBM QBMQBUJPO TIPVME be performed); t DBUUMF NVTU CF JO B ĂśU BOE UISJGUZ CSFFEJOH DPOEJUJPO BOE PO BO BEFRVBUF PS JODSFBTJOH QMBOF of nutrition; t QSPQFSQSPHSBNQMBOOJOHBOESFDPSELFFQJOHBSFFTTFOUJBM t JG BSUJĂśDJBM JOTFNJOBUJPO JT VTFE  JU NVTU CF QFSGPSNFE CZ DPNQFUFOU JOTFNJOBUPST VTJOH high-quality semen. It is important to understand that Estrumate is effective only in animals with a mature corpus luteum (ovulation must have occurred at least 5 days prior to treatment). This must be considered when breeding is intended following a single Estrumate injection.

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CONTRAINDICATIONS: Estrumate should not be administered to a pregnant animal whose calf is not to be aborted.

PRECAUTIONS: There is no effect on fertility following the single or double dosage regimen when breeding occurs at induced estrus or at 72 and 96 hours posttreatment. Conception rates may be lower than expected in those fixed time breeding programs which omit the second insemination (ie, the insemination at or near 96 hours). This is especially true if a fixed time insemination is used following a single Estrumate injection. As with all parenteral products, careful aseptic techniques should be employed to decrease the possibility of postinjection bacterial infection. Antibiotic therapy should be employed at the first sign of infection.


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The luteolytic action of Estrumate can be utilized to manipulate the estrous cycle to better ďŹ t certain management practices, terminate pregnancies resulting from mismatings, and to treat certain conditions associated with prolonged luteal function.

Cloprostenol sodium, the active ingredient in Estrumate, is the only prostaglandin approved for controlled breeding in lactating dairy cows. Ask your veterinarian about Estrumate today. At 50 and 100 times the recommended dose, mild side effects may be detected in some cattle; these include increased uneasiness, slight frothing, and milk let-down. For complete information on use, withdrawal period, contraindication, adverse reactions, refer to product package insert on adjacent page.


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Chuckwagon Dinner “Angus Celebrity” Cowboy Mounted Shooting Team Roping Ɠ Martinaires Dance Orchestra

McCurry Bros. Angus

11809 N. 215th Street ƒ Sedgwick, Ks 67135 (316) 796-1294 Barn ƒ (316) 796-1469 Greg (316)772-7856 Greg’s cell ƒ (316) 393-5418 Brad (316) 210-3693 Cecil Ɠ

Check out our offering PROVEN BRANDS OF KANSAS—Elite Angus Female Sale -Sat. Oct. 6—At Stucky Ranch, Kingman

For information contact Anne at

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