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April 1, 2012, Vol. 18 Issue 4


Second Annual Ford/Holt/Beare

Tuesday, April, 24, 2012 at 1:00 PM CST

Sioux Falls Regional Livestock Market, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

FEATURING ... Simmental • SimAngus ChiAngus • Angus

Selling 90 bulls - 5 Coming Two’s; 85 Yearlings - Blacks and Reds Chris Ford

19994 463rd St. Bruce, SD 57220 cell: 605-690-5614 ford_farms@yahoo.com

Ford Farms Chargedup Y430

HBSC MR Bismarck 407Y 1CA

• Sired by JF Foundation 8010U out of JBS Miss • Sired by SAV Bismarck out of RDD Ms 600U 437F by Circle S Leachman 600U. Destiny L107 by RDD Destiny PCA. • Class Winner, 2012 NWSS • Reserve Champion ChiAngus Bull, 2012 Black Hills Stock Show. CE BW WW YW MCE Milk MWW API TI EPDs 9.0 -1.2 21.6 50.2 10.7 2.7 13.5 110.0 62.0 • Serveral Paternal Brothers Sell!!

BW -1.9 WW 45.8 YW 92.5 Milk 15.1

Rick & Deb Ford

46272 200th Street, Bruce, SD 57220 Deb: 605-690-4721 Rick: 605-690-6241

HOLT BROTHERS Justin Holt • Jordan Holt

13319 378th Avenue, Aberdeen, SD 57401 Justin: 605-380-5002 • justin@holtbroscattle.com Jordan: 605-380-1209 • jordan@midwestag.biz

Ford Farms Mr 1169Y

Ford Farms Mr 1171Y

• Sired by MR NLC Upgrade U8676 out of JBS Miss G Design 505M • Calved 01.15.11 • BW: 84 lbs.; AWW: 815 lbs.

• Sired by MR NLC Upgrade U8676 out of Miss Werning 715T. • Calved 01.15.11 • BW: 84 lbs.; AWW: 750 lbs.

CE BW EPDs 10.3 -0.5

CE EPDs 8.6

WW 41.9

YW MCE Milk MWW API TI 72.9 10.8 -0.2 20.7 123.7 75.1

BW -0.5

WW 44.6

YW MCE Milk MWW API TI 82.1 10.1 -2.3 20.0 121.4 77.3

BEARE

Cattle Farms

19258 459th Ave, Estelline, SD 57234 Roger: 605-690-5095 roger_beare@hotmail.com Mike: 605-690-8019 • mtbeare@itctel.com

Sale Management by:

HBSC Mr Stud Duck 333Y 2CA

HBSC HBSC Mr Alternative 3724Y

• Sired by Rockin Stud Duck 8124U 1CA out of RDD Ms VRD N333 by Vermilion Dateline 7078 • Serveral Paternal Brothers Sell!

• Sired by HB Alternative 1CA • Serveral Paternal Brothers Sell!

BW 2.5 WW 48.3 YW 101.6 Milk 9.3

Alan Sears 61 Westward Way, Eaton, CO 80615 Home/Office: 970-454-3986 • Cell: 970-396-7521 aksears8@msn.com • www.searsmarketingservices.com

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BW 1.6 WW 41.6 YW 80.3 Milk 10.8


THOMAS RANCH @ the

Thomas Ranch Sales Facility Lunch 11:30AM

Sale 1:00PM CST 75 Charolais Bulls

Lot 1 • TR PZC NC Crossfire 1763 Charolais Reg #EM803061 LOT 142 • TR MR Bismarked 1061 Angus REG #17074644

125 Angus Bull 40 Red Angus Bulls 40 Sim-Angus Bulls Lot 248 PZC TMAS Mr SAKIC 1800 Red Angus Reg #1472101

Lot 18 • TR MR Firewater Y34 Charolais Reg # M803147

LOT 206 TR MR Upgrade 1787 Sim/Angus #2621182

Lot 99 • TR MR Aberdeen 1068 Angus Reg #17074729

THOMAS RANCH PROVIDES THESE SERVICES: Semen & Fertility Tested, Performance Tested, Ultrasound and Scan Data Available, Take Your Bull Home Sale Day & Receive $50 CASH, Volume Discounts Available on 5 or More Bulls Free Delivery in SD & Surrounding States.

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Mike Sorensen ~ Sales Cell: 641-745-7949 mike@livestockplusinc.com

Greetings, I don’t want to jinx the weather by talking about how good it is because we could still get a really bad snow storm, but we are definitely getting closer to spring every day that goes by. I would sure like to have a buck for every time somebody said we are going to pay for this good weather. I have to brag on my daughters a little. They have become quite the little chefs or cooks, which impresses old dad. Around the first of March, they decided to celebrate Dixie and my birthdays with a trip to the Redwoods in Anita. That was fine and the food was darn good, but Heidi had made her mother some kinda bars with double chocolate chip, double rich, and a kinda soft crust, kinda like apple crisp, with a chocolate kicker. (For a lack of a better way to describe it.) Well, her mother had to fight for it because I just loved that stuff. I think I gained 5 pounds that evening and that’s better than most fat steers. I have fought for years to keep recipes out of Livestock Plus, but this one can be ran so everybody can have the chance to try this treat. I have just made a new rule; if a recipe passes my taste buds it can run, but only one per month and it has to be on Heidi’s page. Now on to Mandi’s cooking skills. Dixie was a little under the weather so Mandi proceeds to take care of her Mommy. Don’t want to wish ill to anyone, but Mandi’s potato soup is to die for. Of course Dixie could not begin to eat all that Mandi brought so good ole dad was there to save the day. I ate 3 big bowls of potato soup, enough to founder a normal person. I am beginning to think the old saying “Give it to Mikey, he will eat anything” is true, they just need to add... “and he will eat it all!” As I was scraping the bottom of that warm up pan, Dixie asked if she needed to get sick more often. That would be a no, but my kids

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can sure keep taking care of their folks. Thanks girls! Keep working at the cooking thing!! I landed at my old eastern Iowa stomping ground the other night, Myers Grill. Sad to say I have to sneak up on Myers or he fixes a feast that no real person can consume. On his menu board was something you really don’t see very often. I can remember my mom making them and I can remember my wife used to make them and I think they all quit making them because I liked them, salmon patties. I know you are probably going to think I slipped off the deep end, but if prepared correctly, they are awesome! Myers uses fresh salmon and about twenty other things that make them deadly. He also said he would write down the recipe and send it so that Dixie or the girls could duplicate them. Haven’t seen that yet, it must be a secret. Can anybody out there help me find a recipe?? Also, while at Meyers you just have to have a few bacon wrapped shrimp. Meyers is going to be the death of me by over consumption of really good food that is really not part of my diet. Keep it up, buddy!! Awesome salmon patties!! Sales are going great, my travel is very hectic right now, but I enjoy every bit of it. If we can be of any help finding your next great one, give one of us a call and we will do our best. As always, keep our service folks and their families in your thoughts and prayers. God Bless.

Randy Rasby ~ Sales Cell: 308-539-6195 O: 308-386-4857 rrasasoc@gpcom.net

Heidi Sorensen-Sloth ~ Sales Cell: 661-900-6004 O: 641-343-7112 heidi@livestockplusinc.com

Dustin Carter ~ Sales 712-898-9972 dustinkcarter@gmail.com

Austin Brandt ~ Sales 712-621-1829 austin@livestockplusinc.com

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Mogck & Sons Angus of Olivet

29th Annual Production Sale

Selling 110 Yearling Bulls

2 miles west, 4 north and 2 west of Olivet, SD

Friday, April 13, 2012 1 p.m. • At the Ranch

30 Open Yearling Heifers Mogck Sure Shot

• Owned with Accelerated Genetics • Selling 30 sons of Sure Shot • Progeny now proven and well accepted • Sired the high-selling bull at Mogck &

Sons Angus 2011 Bull Sale for $16,50015 Sure Shot sons averaged $6,033

• Sired the high-selling bull at KG Ranch 2011 Bull Sale for $62,500—24 Sure Shot sons averaged $8,906

bw ww yw milk sc marb re fat $w $f $G $b -1.7 +65 +110 +33 +1.52 +.39 +.58 -.016 +45.32 +46.21 +29.89 +72.83

• Reg# 15899735

Mogck Sure Shot 691 • One of the standout Sure Shot sons • He is super thick, correct and out of a proven KCF Bennett Coalition dam

• 30 Sure Shot sons sell, including 7 full brothers from the dam of Mogck Whispering Wind 584

• Reg# 17102085 IMF: 7.03 /Ratio: 142 Ribeye: 17.0 /Ratio: 119 ADJ WW: 881 ADJ YW: 1553 bw +0.9

ww +64

yw +111

milk +28

marb +.56

re +.30

$w $f $G $b +45.34 +47.81 +30.76 +71.82

Contact us for a sale book!

Other Featured Sires: • Sitz Upward 307R • SAV Iron Mountain 8066 • Kesslers Frontman R001 • GAR Predestined N5905 • Connealy Danny 5398 • MCC Daybreak

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• EF Complement 8088 • Mogck Pay Day 2029 • Mogck Whispering Wind 1297 • Mogck Whispering Wind 218 • Varilek Double Duece 7277 • KCF Bennett Performer

April 2012

Charles and LeAndra Mogck 42193 282nd St • Olivet, SD 57052 email: mogckc1@gwtc.net 605-583-4385 • Cell: 605-661-4562

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Sitz Dash

Sitz Upward Watch/Bid online or bid by phone.

Call for details: Tami McIntosh 308-870-3661 tmcintosh@dvauction.com

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Upcoming Sales & Events

April 1 2K Cattle Enterprises Production Sale - Bloomington, WI Dusty Prairie Ranch Cattle Sale - McCook, NE April 2 - Hansen Cattle Co. Production Sale - Winterset, IA April 3 - Daigger-Orr Angus Production Sale - North Platte, NE April 4 4th - 5th Apex Cattle Online Bull & Heifer Sale - saledayusa Bormann Red Angus & Simmental Bull Sale - Dunlap, IA Schelske Angus Production Sale - Huron, SD April 5 - A & B Cattle Annual Bull Sale - Bassett, NE April 6 Dethlefs/Treffer Angus Production Sale - Loup City, NE MN Performance Tested Bull Sale - Jackson, MN April 7 Brooks Chalky Butte Angus Ranch Sale - Bowmann, ND Kraye Angus Production Sale - Mullen, NE Mass Farms Production Sale - Red Oak, IA Panther Creek Ranch Bull & Female Sale - Bowen, IL WBIA Performance Tested Bull Sale - Platteville, WI April 9 Eggleston Charolais Ranch Bull Sale - Huron, SD Fred Ranch Bull Sale - Rose, NE April 10 Spruce Mountain Ranch Spring Bull Sale - Larkspur, CO Thomas Ranch Annual Bull Sale - Harrold, SD April 12 Barstow Angus Ranch Bull Sale - Springview, NE Indianhead Pld. Hereford Assn. Spring Sale - River Falls, WI McClun’s Lazy JM Ranch Angus & Pld. Herefords Spring Sale - Torrington, WY Sonderup Charolais Ranch Bull Sale - Fullerton, NE WI Angus Breeder’s Futurity - Lancaster, WI April 13 Hollman Angus Bull Sale - Hallam, NE Mogck & Sons Angus of Olivet Production Sale - Olivet, SD Sunset Angus Farms Bull & Female Sale - Beaver, OK April 14 BG Genetics Show Pig Sale - Wisner, NE Conover-Martin-Burzlaff Show PIg Sale - Cedar Rapids, IA Griswold Cattle Co. Grass to Grid Sale - Follett, TX

April 14 continued K Bar K Club Lambs Private Treaty Bid Sale - Fullerton, NE LaGrand Angus Ranch Dispersion - Worthing, SD 14th - 15th McCullough Fitting Clinic - Golden, IL Sonstegard Cattle Co. Bull Sale - Montevideo, MN Woodhill Farms Bull Sale - Viroqua, WI April 15 B Good Livestock - Creston, IA Champion Hill Sale - Bidwell, OH April 18 Keller Windchime Angus Bull & Female Sale - Dunlap, IA April 19 - KCS Angus Ranch Bull Sale - Kirksville, MO April 20 - 22nd McCullough Fitting Clinic - Unionville, MO April 21 KP Ranch Spring Production Sale - Oakland, NE Owen Bros. Cattle Diamonds & Spurs Sale - Bois D’Arc, MO WI Angus Breeders Futurity - Lancaster, WI April 24 Ford, Holt, Beare Bull Sale - Worthing, SD Hybrids for Profit Sale - Sioux Falls, SD April 27 Dikoff’s Annual Bull Power Sale - Onaka, SD 27 - 28th Ntl. Cornbelt Sheep Show & Sale - Des Moines, IA 27 - 29th McCullough Fitting Clinic - Latimer, IA April 28 Heartland Simmental Bull Sale - Waverly, IA 28th - 29th Southern OH Private Treaty Sales Wardens Farm Production Sale - Anita, IA Wienk Charolais Bull Sale - Lake Preston, SD

May

May 4 ICA Performance Test Bull Sale - Tama, IA 4th - 6th McCullough Fitting Clinic - Lamoni, IA May 11 11th - 13th McCullough Fitting Clinic - Westmoreland, KS May 26 26th - 27th McCullough Fitting Clinic - Springfield, NE TRM Dixieland Delight Annual Hereford Sale - Ft. Payne, AL May 28 28th - 30th McCullough Fitting Clinic - Broken Bow, NE

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Lot 1 EC GAME CHANGER 5030P • Sire: Keys Ten-Acious BW 96, WW 780, YW 1588, ADG 5 BW 2.2, WW 39, YW 81, Milk 4, REA 0.6

Lot 2 EC OUTLAW 8065P • Sire: Keys Ten-Acious BW 90, WW 799, YW 1532, ADG 4.6 BW 1.5, WW 38, YW 77, Milk -2, REA 0.37

EC First Class 5027P • Sire: Raile T077 BW 92, WW 816, YW 1475, ADG 4.1 BW 1.3, WW 31, YW 58, Milk 17, REA 0.22

Lot 68 EC SENSATION 181 P • Sire: EC Good Sense BW 77, WW 628 BW 1.3, WW 26, YW 48, Milk 2

EC CASH FLOW 4026P • Sire: EC No Doubt BW 88, WW 762, YW 1480, ADG 4.5 BW -0.5, WW 29, YW 60, Milk 7, REA 0.18

Lot 22

Lot 21 EC/JAB BUD 108P • Sire: WDZ Bud BW 98, WW 799, YW 1386, ADG 3 BW 4.2, WW 37, YW 72, Milk 2, REA 0.26

Lot 4

Lot 33 EC ROYALTIES 7027P • Sire: Royal Dynasty BW 97, WW 793, YW 1526, ADG 4.6 BW 2.9, WW 34, YW 70, Milk 7, REA 0.42

Lot 70 EC Tenacity 116P • Sire: Keys Ten-Acious BW 89, WW 631 BW 1, WW 35, YW 64, Milk 5

Lot 74 EC Non Nonsense 122P • Sire: EC No Doubt BW 92, WW 674 BW 2.7, WW 42, YW 75, Milk 2

Selling 65 Top Quality High Performance Bulls & 12 Fancy Replacement Heifers Extra Performance! • Calving Ease! Great Dispositions! • Carcass Merit! Free Delivery in SD. $50 off haul your own bull home, discount. Volume discounts. Lot 72 EC sensation 165P • Sire: EC/CY Good Sense BW 79, WW 670 BW 0.5, WW 29, YW 55, Milk 5

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Thank you!

Thank you!

Thanks to all bidders and buyers who helped make our past sales so successful. For more information on semen or cattletogive us a calland or visit us who at werningcattle.com. Thanks all bidders buyers helped make our past sales so successful. For more information on semen or cattle give us a call or visit us at werningcattle.com.

WAGR WAGR Dream Dream Catcher Catcher

CNS Dream On x 3C Melody (Subzero) • Customer satisfaction at its CNS Dream On x 3C best. Melody (Subzero) • Customer satisfaction its Owned with CK Cattle & Wager Cattle,atSD best. Owned with CK Cattle & Wager Cattle, SD

Remington Lock N Load

Remington Remington On On Target Target xx Bar Bar 15 15 Miss Miss Knight Knight •• Sired Sired an an outstanding outstanding first first calf calf crop. crop. Owned Owned with with Lazy Lazy H H Simmental. Simmental.

Yardley Yardley High High Regard Regard

Yardley Impressive x Yardley Pinion • Exciting outcross that does Yardley Impressive • Exciting outcross that does everything right. • Toppedx Yardley Yardley’sPinion 2010 sale at $30,000. Owned with everything right. • Topped Yardley’s 2010Yardleys sale at $30,000. Owned and John Goeken,with SD Yardleys and John Goeken, SD

W/ C Wide Track 694Y

3C W/C W/C Right Right Track Track W9462 W9462 xx Miss Miss Werning Werning 694Y 694Y (Liberty) (Liberty) •• $51,000 $51,000 3C High Seller Seller with with an an outcross outcross pedigree, pedigree, extraordinary extraordinary data, data, and and powerful powerful High phenotype. Owned with Larry Simmons Farms LLC.

W/C United 956Y

W/C United 956Y

phenotype. Owned with Larry Simmons Farms LLC.

W/c No Remorse 763Y

W/c No Remorse 763Y

TNT Tuition U238 x Miss Werning 956W (Bismarck) • $50,000 Second Yardley High Regard x DW Susanna 763Y (Focus) • The third high selling High Seller to NLC Simmentals, Hook Farms, and Eichaker Simmentals. A bull with incredible phenotype and calving-ease selected by Huston Cattle TNT Tuition U238 x Miss Werning 956W (Bismarck) $50,000 High Regard x DWApril Susanna 763Y (Focus) • Theatthird high selling powerful SimAngus bull•from everySecond angle. Yardley Co. 200 units sell online 5, contact Mike Huston 309-368-2615.

High Seller to NLC Simmentals, Hook Farms, and Eichaker Simmentals. A bull with incredible phenotype and calving-ease selected by Huston Cattle powerful SimAngus bull from every angle. Co. 200 units sell online April 5, contact Mike Huston at 309-368-2615.

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Scott: 605-682-9610 • JareD: 605-933-1661

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Angus Adj. REA: 14.06

Angus Hybrid Adj. REA: 14.54 Lot 2 - Sire: Copyright • MGS: Copyright

Lot 8 - Sire: Copyright • MGS: GAR Grid Maker

SimAngus Adj. REA: 18.88 Lot 10 - Sire: Dream Catcher • MGS: Who Made Who

SimAngus Adj. REA: 17.30 Lot 20 - Sire: Trendsetter • MGS: Who Made Who

SimAngus Adj. REA: 17.00 Lot 32 - Sire: Vector • MGS: Meyer 734

ChiAngus Adj. REA: 18.63 Lot 56 - Sire: Monopoly • MGS: Vermillion Datelin

ChiMaine Adj. REA: 17.41

ChiAngus Adj. REA: 16.57

ChiAngus Adj. REA: 17.64

Lot 58 - Sire: Monopoly • MGS: Arapahoe

Lot 61 - Sire: Monopoly • MGS: Who Made Who

ChiAngus Adj. REA: 16.45

ChiAngus Adj. REA: 22.54

Lot 66 - Sire: Monopoly • MGS: Happy Hour

Lot 76 - Sire: Unforgiven • MGS: BK Excalibur

ChiAngus Lot 120 - Sire: Copyright • MGS: Hannibal

SimAngus Lot 136- Sire: 3C Broker • MGS: 9K Gold Key

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Lot 62 - Sire: Monopoly • MGS: Who Made Who

ChiAngus Lot 101 - Sire: Eye Candy • MGS: Angus

ChiAngus Lot 147 - Sire: Monopoly • MGS: Vermillion Dateline


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days in jail. Each state has different laws about killing wild animals, so it is best to know the law in your state before shooting an animal. In business, you don’t get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate.

See us at this upcoming show! Ohio Equine Affair - 4/12-4/15 - Columbus, OH

Florida cattle rustlers were found and arrested recently after taking more than a dozen cattle from 77 year old Ed Davis’ farm near Auburndale. They were seen on a red light camera they ran and there was also video showing them selling the cattle at a local auction the very same day. Local newspapers report 37 year old Andres Trujillo and 29 year old Yotnel DeVerea Guiterres were arrested and face charges of grand theft of livestock and dealing in stolen property. Moral of the story: technology wins! In matters of style, swim with the current; in matter of principle, stand like a rock. - Thomas Jefferson A 56 year old man pleaded guilty recently to stealing nearly $30,000 from the St. Clement’s Horse Show. Charles Walling pleaded guilty to fourth degree grand larceny, a felony, in Saratoga County, New York court. He will pay $27,111 in restitution as part of his sentence, but he has not yet been sentenced to jail time. Walling operated a souvenir stand at the Horse Show for several years. He created false receipts to cover the theft, but officials wondered why he lost money every year. At one time, Walling had served as chairman of the horse show. Whether you think you can, or can’t, you are usually right. Henry Ford

Commentary

A Little Bit About a Whole Lot of Things

by Evan Rayl

In his very first time in an auctioneer contest, an 18 year old young man, Blaine Lotz, won the whole thing. Plus, it wasn’t just any auctioneer contest either, it was a qualifying contest for the 2012 World Livestock auctioneer Championship. It was the third qualifying contest in a series of four and there were 19 contestants this time. This contest was hosted by the Greeley Producers Livestock Marketing Association, Greeley, CO. The World Championship this year will be held at Turlock, CA, at the Turlock Livestock Auction Yard, Inc. where there will be 33 qualifying bid callers. Young Lotz studied at a Montana auction school when he was just 15 and started livestock auctioneering when he was 16. He said, “He was very shocked to place as well as he did, considering the competition.” Blaine is a freshman at Coffeyville Community College, Coffeyville, KS. In addition to being a full time student, he works anywhere from 2 to 5 sales a week. Reserve Champion was Kevin Schow, Paxton, NE and the runner up Champion was Russell Sleep, Bedford, IA. Schow’s father won the World contest in 1980. Sleep was one of the 10 finalists last year. He sells stock at a barn almost every day of the week, except Sunday. Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal. Henry Ford A Jackson County man has charges filed against him for allegedly shooting a cougar last November, according to the Minnesota Dept. of Natural Resources. Daniel Hamman, 26, was charged after he shot the protected animal when it was flushed out of a culvert. The cougar weighed 125 pounds and was estimated to be anywhere from one to three years old. Hamman could be fined up to $1,000 and up to 90

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Humane-Watch.org, a project of the non-profit Center for Consumer Freedom (CCF) called on the Federal Trade Commission to open an investigation into the deceptive fundraising practices of the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS). A recent Freedom of Information act request revealed that more than 120 complaints have been filed with the FTC since December 2011 regarding HSUS. Dozens of the complaints came from Americans who have given money to HSUS. HSUS’ deceptive advertising helps fool the unsuspecting public: a recent analysis found that more than 85 percent of the animals in HSUS’ TV appeals between January 2009 and September 2011 were cats and dogs, when just 1 percent of the money donated to HSUS is sent to hands-on pet shelters, according to HSUS tax returns. “This is deception on a national level, and the FTC needs to act now,” said J. Justin Wilson, CCF’s senior research analyst. A person who walks in another’s track leaves no footprints. Feral hogs are ravaging eastern New Mexico’s range and farmland. An astonishing reproductive rate has seen hogs spread to 17 of New Mexico’s 33 counties. One farmer says he has shot over 300 of the wild hogs. They have caused his wheat, milo and sorghum fields to look like they have been bombed by the military, there are huge craters everywhere. It is said, there are only two kinds of farmers in the state, those who have feral hogs and those that will. It is reported that Texas has up to 2 million of the hairy beasts, about half the total U. S. population of feral hogs and they cause about $400 million in damage each year in the state. The hogs carry more than 20 diseases and have wiped out herds of domestic livestock. They also contaminate water supplies. Eradication plans lack manpower and resources for implemention. More public support is needed. A hunch is creativity trying to tell you something. Plans are in place to re-open the many times failed, Tama Pack, Tama, IA. The plan is to open on a limited basis and grow from there. However, the cattle population in this country is down to the same number as 1952, so there is already a huge shortage of cattle to kill. It is expected that several existing older plants will close before cattle numbers grow back to a higher level. Custom slaughter for specialized beef brands looks to be the only chance for the Iowa’s plants success. I hope they make it. n


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50 Hand-Selected Lots Sell!

Productive Cow Calf Pairs • Powerful Bred Heifers Elite Show Heifer Prospects Service-Age Bulls

Sale Sponsored by: Wisconsin Angus Association Sale Chairmen: Scott Gaffney (608) 574-2325 & Cody Quam (608) 575-9237

Breed-Leading Genetics from These Respected Programs: 2K Cattle Enterprises, Glen Haven, WI Marda Angus Farm, Lodi, WI 3 D Angus Farms, Pardeeville, WI Mindemann Farms, Sullivan, WI Arndt Angus LLC, Janesville, WI Neenah Creek Angus, Endeavor, WI Berget Show Cattle, Gratiot, WI Next Generation Genetics, Endeavor, WI Blackstone Cattle Co., Stoughton, WI Riley Brothers Angus, Darlington, WI Borkdale Angus, Grand Marsh, WI Rock Bottom Ranch, Marshall, WI Stone Creek Black Angus, Freeport, IL Cornerstone Livestock Co., Waukesha, WI Tower Hill Farms, Rudolph, WI Fountain Farms Angus, Endeavor, WI Tremaine Angus, Oconomowoc, WI Hartzell Angus, Mineral Point, WI Windy Hill Angus, Marengo, IL Hill Valley Farms, East Troy, WI Horstmeyer Farm II, Marshall, WI

For your free reference sale booklet, contact anyone in the office of the Sale Managers.  TOM BURKE, KURT SCHAFF, JEREMY HAAG, AMERICAN ANGUS HALL OF FAME, at the WORLD ANGUS HEADQUARTERS, Box 660, Smithville, MO  64089-0660.  Phone: (816) 532-0811.  Fax:  (816) 532-0851.   E-Mail: angushall@earthlink.net.

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Circle H 4-H Club Lamb Sale Saturday • 12:00 pm

April 14, 2012

Red Oak Livestock Auction Red Oak, IA

35 Hamp x Suffolk Cross Show Lambs Sired by Top Selling Ram Purchased at Iowa State Fair Ram Sale Barn Phone: 712-623-5151 • Don’s Home: 712-379-3406, Cell: 712-621-3406 P.S. “Bring Grandpa”

Commentary

Tyson Likely to Close Denison and Expand Dakota City by Evan Rayl

Years ago, fat cattle were sold in central stockyards in Chicago, Omaha, Kansas City, St. Joseph, Sioux City and Minneapolis with packers located at the edge of the yards so cattle could simply be driven directly to kill floors in packing plants. Then in 1961, Iowa Beef Packers built a single plant in a cornfield near Denison, Iowa. It was a slaughter-only operation and is still operating today. The other huge change ushered in, along with the plant, was cutting carcasses into sub-primals and shipping them in a box. Thus began the demise of swinging or hanging beef shipped in refrigerated rail and semi-trailers. In addition, a much more recent development was the move to not

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only case-ready ground beef, but also for some beef cuts. Now 50 years later, the Denison plant, owned by Tyson, is close to being closed. A newer and larger plant only 70 miles away and also owned by Tyson in Dakota City, across the River from Sioux City is probably going to expand to take the place of the kill operation in Denison. Expansion of the Dakota City plant is already underway with completion scheduled for mid-2013. As time has continued on, fewer and fewer cattle are being fed in the Denison area, making the closing of the Denison plant more likely. At the same time, more cattle are being fed near the Dakota City plant, thus increasing the volume of cattle available to the newer plant and the new kill floor that will replace areas in the plant that are almost 50 years old. Other changes will incorporate the latest sanitation and production systems. More changes will benefit animal handling, food safety, meat quality and workplace safety. Additional changes will improve the plant’s box handling system by installing additional conveyors and other equipment that will make many jobs less physically demanding. Dakota City is Tyson’s largest beef processing complex with approximately 4,000 employees and a payroll of $140 million. In 2011, Tyson


SHOW: Friday, April 27 10:00 am

SALE: Saturday, April 28 10:00 am

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Hampshires, Suffolks, Polled Dorsets, Southdowns, Montadales, Club Lambs

CONSIGNMENTS COMING FROM 8 DIFFERENT STATES!

125 HEAD SHEEP SALE

South Annex/Cattle Barn • State Fairgrounds • Des Moines, Iowa For more information visit: www.bannersheepmagazine.com

Quality Service for Superior Genetics Bovine embryo transfer services

Superovulation and collection Embryo freezing • Embryo transfers Donor boarding Vince Collison, DVM • Jane Collison, DVM Tim Collison, DVM 1010 N. Hancock Street •  Lake City, IA 51449

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spent $1.7 billion to buy cattle for the Dakota City plant. The plant produces fresh vacuum-packed, boxed beef for sale to wholesalers, retailers, hotels, restaurants, and institutions. Bone, fat, trimmings and hides are recovered and used in the making of various foods, pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, and clothing. n

Consignors: Brian Guenther West Point, NE 402-380-1274 Johnson Spots Scribner, NE 402-664-3207

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sire: sire: Meyer Meyer 734 734 •• dam: dam: WAG WAG Hairietta Hairietta dob: 3/21/2008 • dob: 3/21/2008 • bw: bw: 88 88 pounds pounds TH, NH, AM and PHA TH, NH, AM and PHA Free Free Registered as Simmental and Chianina Registered as Simmental and Chianina

One of Hairietta’s best sons yet! For a Meyer, One of Hairietta’s best sons yet! For a Meyer, he is clean made, awesome haired, full of muscle, he is clean made, awesome haired, full of muscle, with an outstanding disposition! His first calf crop with an outstanding disposition! His firstwere calf crop was extremely popular and the calves very was extremely popular and the calves were very hairy for Meyers! Sexed semen now available. hairy for Meyers! Sexed semen now available.

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Doctor Meyer x (Angus x Heat Doctor Meyer x (Angus x Heat Wave) Cow Wave) Cow Champion Chi Bull, 2012 NCC Champion ChiSold Bull,for2012 NCC $24,000 Sold for $24,000

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Cattle Chat

Great Legs Don’t Just Happen

How many shows have you been to where you hear the judge make a comment on how well a calf is fit? It is something that we all wish we could do really well, in hopes that someday that comment will be directed toward our calf. It takes a lot of practice and knowledge to be able to groom the way the pro’s do. Spending time going to clinics, camps, shows and watching professionals fit will give you a wealth of knowledge. Here are some tips that we hope will help you. It is very important to train the leg hair at home before you start to show your calf. Brush the leg hair forward and straight up in the front of the legs. A roto brush is a great tool to train the leg hair, be sure to work it all forward and not upward. Before you start to glue the legs, you want to blow them out. Start with Prime Time adhesive and spray a light coat. Stay about 8 to 10 inches away from the

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leg. Spraying a small area and then combing through right after. Right from the hoof up. Comb the front of the leg at a 45 degree angle forward and upward, then the center of the outside of the leg straight up and forward just a tick, the back of the leg at a 45 degree angle upward. Keep working through the hair with your comb, gluing small amounts until you have pulled all the hair up. See diagram #1. Do the same on the inside of the leg. The front legs are done basically the same way; only you want to make sure that where the hair meets in the front, has to be lined up with the center of the hoof. If it is not, your animal may appear to either toe in or out. See diagram #2. Next go back and apply a light coat of Tail Adhesive to set the hair a little more. Be sure with the Tail Adhesive stay back from the leg and apply small amounts at a time to prevent the hair from gumDiagram 2 ming up. Pick through the hair with a skip tooth comb, to make any adjustments in pulling the hair to where you want it. (Then add) The wizard comb was introduced to the market and it has improved the look of the leg even more. When you use the wizard Comb you will be able to pull up even more of the leg hair, add more volume, and it will also remove the lines caused by the other comb. You still use the same method of bringing the hair up to begin with, but before you are finished completely with the adhesive, use the Wizard comb to get a fuller and smoother look! The next step is to clip the long hair that is not within the straight lines that you are trying to create. You want to make the leg appear straighter, the joints to appear smaller, and the bone to appear bigger. Do the same inside and out. Be sure to clip down the pasterns so when the animal walks, it will not appear to pop in the pasterns. Also clip down the hocks, so the animal appears wider based. Diagram 3 When clipping the front legs you want to clip them so they are not straight, but curved almost like a banana shape. See Diagram #3. Being sure to clip the inside of the front knee, to make the animal appear wider based. These next steps are where you need to check the rules of the show. If you are not allowed to paint, you need to stop here. If the rules say you can paint, then apply another light coat of Tail Adhesive pulling through the hair using a skip tooth comb lightly. Clip again if needed. Then paint brown and then black (only if your animal is black of course.) With all the hard work that you put in to growing and training leg hair you want to be sure to treat it right and get all the glue and oil out after each show as soon as possible. We recommend either Hocus Pocus or we are really impressed with It’s Gone by EZ All. If you have any questions, feel free to call. Karen McCullough (641)344-5566


May 28-30, 2012 (Mon-Wed) Broken Bow, Nebraska

Contact: Ben Quandt 45821 Sargent-Ord Road | Sargent, NE 68874 Ben: 308.215.0069 Pam: 308.215.0068 Pam email: pamilaquandt@alloisp.com

June 1-3, 2012 Byers, CO

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Imperial, NE|Chase County Fairgrounds Contact: Arlys Cupp or Kelsey Steinkraus Arlys: 308-882-6361 or Kelsey: 308.882.1456 email: k.cupp35@gmail.com - arlys@chase3000.com

July 6-8, 2012

Jamesport, North Dakota Contact: Debra Hatlewick

511 2nd Ave SE/205 6th St SE | Jamestown, ND 58401

P: 701.320.6293 email: debra.hatlewick@ndsu.edu Open to County only until March 1st.

June 9-10, 2012

2012 Iowa Grad Program - Dunlap, IA - 8:00 a.m.

April 14-15, 2012

Adams County Fair Grounds - IL

Contact: Matt Dearwester 803 Prairie Mills Rd. | Golden, IL 62339 P: 217.696.4461 email: elevator@adams.net

July 13-15, 2012

Tribune, Kansas Trina: 620.376.8117 or Kirby: 620. 376.8115

May 4-6, 2012 Lamoni, Iowa

Contact: Gary & Shelly Waugh 129 Elk Chapel Road | Lamoni, IA 50140 P: 641.344.4584 or 641.784.6099 email: garyjw30@yahoo.com

email: diamondkventures@yahoo.com

August 24-26, 2012

Franklin County Agriculture Center Contact: Cale Watkins 6570 GA Hwy. 145 | Carnesville, GA 30521 P: 706-384-4525 ext. 1337

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email: cwatkins@anklin.k12.ga.us Contact: Ron & Lynne Hinrichsen 13080 Christian Rd. Westmoreland, KS 66549 We have 9 Border Collie P: 785.457.2848 pups for sale out of great email: rlangus@bluevalley.net working blood lines. All are red and white and May 26-27, 2012 McCullough Fitting Clinic - FULL super cute! Ready to find new homes April 1, 2012. Sarpy County Fairgrounds Contact: Stacy Kersten Contact Karen Springfield, Nebraska 641-344-5548 C: 402.618.8918 (leave a message) email: k-skersten@jagwireless.net

McCullough Fitting Clinic Putnam Co. Fairgrounds | Unionville MO Contact: Brad Daniels P:660-216-2195 34919 State Hwy W | Unionville MO.63565 email: brad_pcsb@yahoo.com

Franklin County - Hampton, Iowa Contact: Rhonda Wenzel 840 210th Street | Latimer, IA 50452 P: 641.425.1928 email: dcows4u@yahoo.com

Westmoreland, KS

If you don’t see a clinic booked in your area and think that this would be something you would be interested in hosting, contact Karen at

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The HOTTEST Percentage Simmental bull to hit the pipeline!

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Calf quality reports are Ifexceptional, just ask you hate to throw awayyour that first calf and would like to have one that you can still friends and neighbors about sell butthese don’tcalves. have to stay up all night worrying, then Grizzly is your answer to your

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If you hate to throw away that first calf calving ease troubles. This is a maternal sire that brings a lot to the table. He has hair, and would like to have one that you can bone, look, squareness, soundness, and an extended family tree of baldies on both still sell but don’t have to stay up all night sides of his pedigree. This photo was taken at 2 years of age, so you make your own worrying, then Grizzly is your answer to decisions when it comes to how you want your maternal cattle to look at that age. your calving ease troubles. This is a maternal sire that brings a lot to the table. He has Dam Grizzly’s hair, bone, look, squareness, soundness, and an extended family tree of baldies on both Sire: B&D 700M (Grizz/Blk Bear) • Dam: Hotmail/Simm (50% Simmental) • BW: 65 lbs. (out of of ahis firstpedigree. calf heifer) This photo was taken sides sire: B&D 700M (Grizz/Blk Bear) DOB: 4.05.06 • 50% Simmental • ASA Reg. #2468117 • TH- & PHA-Free •at 2AMF • of NHFage, so you make your own years dam: Hotmail/Simm (50% Simmental) bw: 65 pounds (out of a first calf heifer) decisions when it comes to how you want dob: April 5, 2006 • 50% Simmental your maternal cattle to look at that age. ASA Reg. #246817 THF, PHAF, AMF, NHF

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NWSS Grand Champion Jr. & Rsv. Open Angus Female

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The Hottest Angus Sire for 2012 The Hottest Angus Sire for 2012 $25/straw • $25/certificate Collected by Interglobe Genetics, Pontiac, Ill. $25/straw • $25/certificate CJ Eich 217.841.6556 Collected by Interglobe Genetics, Pontiac, Ill.

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FYI

Cattle Pregnancy Diagnosis

Helping to Manage Cattle Reproduction by Dr. Don Coover, DVM

A relatively new pregnancy diagnosis tool for cattle producers is becoming more widely available, and more widely used. This tool, called BioPRYN for Bio (P)regnancy (R)uminant (Y)es (N)o, takes advantage of new technologies that enable laboratories to inexpensively and very accurately test blood samples from cattle to determine their pregnancy status. As a veterinarian, I am frequently asked by producers to palpate their cattle for pregnancy. While rectal palpation is routinely used to determine pregnancy status, it is very difficult to accurately diagnose pregnancy earlier than 30 days and it is my experience most producers donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get enough practice to accurately diagnose pregnancy much earlier than 65 to 70 days. It is also my experience that some producers (probably most) are rough enough to injure or abort some very early pregnancies they canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t detect, but try to. Ultrasound, which we routinely use around the clinic, is accurate at 30 days, but does require some experience, requires a power source and can break down, requiring expensive repairs. The machine itself is also very expensive. Hiring a veterinarian to diagnose pregnancy is a good solution, but can be a challenge to schedule, and can be cost prohibitive if you have to hire a vet, haul cows somewhere, or pay for a service call to get the vet out. What is needed is a test that is accurate, inexpensive, little or no training necessary, which a producer can use at his convenience. The BioPRYN test detects proteins that are produced only by placental tissues, and can be found in the circulating blood stream of pregnant (or recently pregnant) cows only. This test uses ELISA technology to detect these proteins as a method of early pregnancy diagnosis in cattle. The proteins are a reliable indicator of pregnancy status from day 28 of gestation, and thereafter. It is important to remember that proteins produced by the placental tissues do not disappear immediately after the cow gives birth, so testing for pregnancy sooner than 73 days after a cow calves may detect protein in the bloodstream from the previous pregnancy, and give a false positive result. By waiting 73 days after calving, and at least 28 days after breeding, to take a blood sample for pregnancy diagnosis, false positive and false negative results can be avoided. It is possible

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of course, to have a cow abort a pregnancy, and in that case, you could accurately diagnose a cow pregnant that does not present a calf. If this happens, it may indicate a herd health issue that needs investigation, such as the presence of a persistently infected BVD animal. To take advantage of this technology to pregnancy check animals, the producer needs to obtain a blood sample from the animals he wants to know the pregnancy status on. Tail bleeding is convenient and easy. I have taught many producers to tail bleed, and they pick it up easily. Bleeding from the jugular neck vein is even easier, but takes more time to halter a cow and pull her head to one side. The lab needs 2 to 3 cc of blood to run the test, and the blood should be in a clot tube (a red topped tube). When sending samples into a lab, it is not necessary to send them on ice, as the protein is very stable. Bundle the tubes together with rubber bands, 10 to 15 in a bundle, or send the tubes in the boxes the tubes are sold in. Package the tubes securely, with enough paper towels surrounding the tubes to absorb all the liquid should the tubes be broken, and send in the mail, UPS, or FED EX. It will take a lab several hours to run the test after delivery of the tubes and the test is set up. Our lab tests samples Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, with results available the next afternoon. Samples are delivered via mail, FED EX or UPS, or in person. We report results to producers via the phone, or fax, or mail, or via the internet. The cost of the test is $2.60 per blood sample. Cost of supplies to take the sample is about 30 cents, which includes the blood tube, and a clean needle and syringe. Accurate identification of the animal sample is important for accurate reporting of results. The popularity of this test has been increasing by leaps and bounds. Used at least 28 days after breeding and at least 73 days after calving (which means you can breed at 45 days post calving and test at 73 days post calving), this test is the cheapest, safest, easiest, most convenient, most accurate, early pregnancy test available. Our lab runs several thousand blood pregnancy tests every month for a wide variety of producers, from many different states. This pregnancy test is an excellent example of a new technology that is helping cattle producers do a better, more efficient job raising cattle. When producers ask me to show them how to preg check cows, now I show them how to take a blood sample, how to package the tubes, and tell them where to ship them to. They get accurate results, safely, inexpensively, early in the pregnancy, and on their own schedule. If you have questions, or want further information, or need supplies, please contact us at SEK Genetics, 1-800-443-6389. Ask for me, Dr. Don Coover, DVM, or the lab technician, Wendy Triebel. n

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BioPRYN - Blood Pregnancy Testing

$2.60/sample • 28 days post breeding/73 days post calving. Requires 2cc whole blood collected in a red, purple, or serum separator tubes. Testing days: Tuesday - Thursday: Sample must be here by the 2 PM on test day. Results by noon the next day. Tuesday - Friday: Same day results available for a minimum of 10 samples. Please call ahead. $3.50/sample with results by 5 PM, same day.

BVDV - Bovine Viral Diarrhea Virus

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Johne’s Disease

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Bovine Leukosis Virus

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Don’t Jump Start Cows By Toby Muller

Besides the green grass I think the best part of spring is all the new babies. I don’t get to calve out cows anymore but I’ve been able to get my baby fix this spring, nonetheless. Followed by a wonderfully cute litter of puppies, God gave us Jaxson Jeremey on the morning of March 9th. Both of these events were highly anticipated, but as the puppies got older they became a lot more work and it got lot easier each day to think about them becoming someone else’s dog. At this point, we are hopeful that Jaxson will become a little lower maintenance very soon. Especially since Casie just informed me today that he doesn’t mind a bottle at all, so night duty for me may become a reality very soon. Oh well, I guess I’ll have to cope either way, breeding season has once again snuck up on us and I doubt my wife will have any sympathy at 2 a.m. just because I “claimed to have worked hard” that day. Speaking of breeding season, this one won’t be any different from any of the others for the fact that we’re going to try to get everyone better conception rates this year. The two most important controllable factors for getting cows bred, in my humble opinion, are nutrition and days “post-partum”. Since we’ve touched on nutrition a little, I think it’s worth mentioning the latter of the two. Over the last few years, it seems like everyone is talking about “jump-starting” cows and sometimes even bragging about how early they got one to cycle and stick. While I have no doubt that sometimes these practices can work, or seem to, I think there are many more cows that move backwards because of our aggressiveness. When I was at Nichol’s Farms, it seemed like the best way to move a

recipient cow up in her cycle was to get her out of the recipient herd and out on green grass with a bull. It was amazing how many of those cows would move up the next year and then take embryos the next year. In contrast, I also remember some of the worst conception rate years I had, and the common theme was the fact that I had gotten greedy when sorting cows to put cidrs in. For example, let’s quick do some dumb farmer math because that’s the only kind I know. If you put cidrs in cows that are 60 days postpartum, you are asking those cows to move up, or gain 10 days in their calving interval, and if 50 days postpartum is your cutoff then you’re asking the cows to move up a whole cycle. If I’m not mistaken, a pathfinder cow in the Angus breed is a cow that maintains at least a 375-day calving interval and weans a 105 ratio average calf 3 years in a row. Those cows can actually lose 10 days on average and still qualify. I don’t know if this puts any perspective to this or not, but it seems to me that we’re asking more of our recipient cows than we do of our elite purebreds. In conclusion, I don’t think we should stop demanding more from our cattle. We just need to keep in perspective what we are really asking our cows to do and what are the consequences are if things don’t go as planned. Next time you try to “jump-start” cows buy sticking hormones into them, think about the total cost involved. After you’ve figured up the supplies, labor, and loss of embryos/semen, make sure to add in the extra open and “later” cows. It’s hard to put a number on it, but I bet if you get more realistic expectations of your recipient cows they’ll become more profitable for you in the end. So this year, don’t get greedy. Give those later cows the year off and a chance to move up naturally with the bull or keep pushing them and figure out a way to bring more cows in to fallout. -Toby1n HartstackTrucking:Layout 1 replace 7/17/11the8:48 AM Page

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Champion Chi Heifer, 2012 Chillicothe, Day 2 Shown by Jordan Crall Raised by Kevin Bremer Sold by Kendall Bremer Sired by Monopoly

Grand Champion Market Heifer, 2012 Chillicothe, Day 1 Shown by Bryce Snedden Sold by MLC Sired by Monopoly

Champion Composite Charolais Heifer, 2012 Chillicothe, Day 2 Shown by Kenton Lain Sold by Goretska Sired by Monopoly

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3rd Overall & Champion Composite Char Heifer, 2012 Big Red Show Shown by Beau Bremer Sold by Stoltz Exotics Sired by Monopoly Champion Chi Steer, 2012 Big Red Show, Ring A Res Champion Chi Steer, 2012 Big Red Show, Ring B Shown by Wulf Family Sold by Andy Dorn Sired by Monopoly

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Reg # 1441021 3SCC Lince U157 x Bieber Xception One of 10 U157 sons on the sale.

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Sioux Falls Regional Livestock • Worthing, South Dakota NEAR 850 HEAD SELL! 135 Yearling Bulls • 120 Yearling Heifers 290 Spring Cow/Calf Pairs • 4 Herd Sires • Semen • Embryos

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Marb +.57 RE +.64 $W +34.50 $B +82.85

1149 • Feb. 4 son of Sitz Upward 307R. BW 75, Adj. WW 734, Adj. YW 1241, %IMF 5.22 , RE 15.7.

1064 • Jan. 25 son of Connealy Impression. BW 78, Adj. WW 676, Adj. YW 1206, %IMF 3.43, RE 16.0.

BW Marb +.58 WW RE I+55 +.22 YW $W I+103 +36.08 Milk $B I+33 +71.87

BW +2.1 WW +53 YW +101 Milk +24

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1131 • Feb. 3 daughter of Sitz Upward 307R. BW 62, Adj. WW 502, Adj. YW 944, %IMF 6.44, RE 10.4.

BW Marb +1.3 +.47 WW RE +49 +.79 YW $W +87 +31.05 Milk $B +32 +63.66

1145 • Feb. 4 son of TC Aberdeen 759. BW 70, Adj. WW 504, Adj. YW 882, %IMF 5.13, RE 13.5.

BW Marb –1.4 +.51 WW RE +36 +.06 YW $W +64 +30.95 Milk $B +25 +41.51

6091 • BAR EXT Traveler 205 x GAR Sleep Easy 1009. Jan. 29 bull calf at side by S Chisum 6175.

Marb +.81 RE +.65 $W +30.59 $B +74.68

1168 • Feb. 6 son of Rito Revenue 5M2 of 2536 Pre. BW 80, Adj. WW 766, Adj. YW 1324, %IMF 4.66, RE 14.0.

Marb +.59 RE +.1.07 $W +27.90 $B +78.48

1165 • Feb. 5 daughter of Rito Revenue 5M2 of 2536 Pre. BW 82, Adj. WW 569, Adj. YW 1057, %IMF 5.52, RE 15.5.

BW Marb +2.0 +.42 WW RE +49 +.86 YW $W +92 +27.30 Milk $B +23 +69.94

6142 • Connealy Lead On x PVF New Horizon 001. Jan. 25 heifer calf at side by TC Aberdeen 759.

BW +1.0 WW +56 YW +104 Milk +30

Marb +.30 RE +.73 $W +31.65 $B +69.99

BW Marb +5.1 +.29 WW RE +43 +.21 YW $W +73 +19.01 Milk $B +16 +48.99

H548 • Sitz Tradition x Leachman Cimmaron. Jan. 27 bull calf at side by Connealy Impression.

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ANGUS RANCH LANCE PANKRATZ, OWNER

(605) 925-7611 Office (605) 359-9221 Cell • (605) 925-4283 Home 44130 279th St., Freeman, SD 57029 E-mail: lpankratz@hotmail.com www.lagrandranch.com

(405) 641-6081 Matt Sims 1019 Waterwood Pkwy, Unit D Edmond, OK 73034 E-mail: matt@mcsauction.com www.mcsauction.com

Live sale broadcast! Also watch for our feature on The American Rancher… Monday, March 26, 8 p.m. CDT Tuesday, March 27, 10 a.m. CDT Sunday, April 1, 11 a.m. CDT

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Spring is nature's way of saying, "Let's party!" ~Robin Williams Commentary

One Cow Per Acre by Evan Rayl

Last month, in Livestock Plus, you read about the need for 6 million more cows in the USA, IF and that’s a big IF, they are high quality cows capable of producing Premium Choice and/or Prime quality carcasses, according to Scott Brown, livestock economist for the University of Missouri. He says, “that’s exactly what producers need to do as we rebuild the nation’s cowherd. Our future depends on it.” That’s the quality of beef consumers want to buy on this planet. Right now record quantities of our beef are going overseas because our dollar is so cheap. Plus, there will be a greater need for this quality of beef as our economy comes back. Additionally, there will be a need for the proper number of bulls with Premium Choice and/or Prime beef quality to mate to those cows. There is a place to put part of these 6 million cows. That’s to restock the areas of this country where drought has occurred in recent years. Of course, those people can’t even think of rebuilding until rain comes. But what about the rest of the cows Brown is calling for? The demand for land to use for other purposes is at an all time high. With land prices this high, the only way to solve this problem is to increase forage production on existing pastures. Pastures in the Midwest are capable of producing at a high level. I have

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one tract where we are running a cow to the acre and another tract where we are working toward this goal. There are several steps to attain this goal, most of which take more time than money. Now is the time to make plans for these improvements as we are coming into spring. Here’s how to do it, assuming the pasture is currently bromegrass and/or orchard grass: 1. Test and apply adequate lime. Check with the Extension Service for the right ph level for your pasture. Take lime samples every five years to see if you need to add more lime. 2. Test for fertility and add fertilizer as needed. Spread a thick layer of manure if possible or use N, P, and K if you have to do so. Manure is best because of the added organic matter. 3. Divide the pasture into at least 4 paddocks, and no more than 12. Use a combination of hi-tensile fencing for permanent paddocks and step in posts and plastic wire fencing for temporary paddocks. With the exception of perimeter fence use temporary fence as you plan the layout of paddocks. As you see how your paddock system will work the best you can switch to hi-tensile fencing. 3. Interseed clover. The Extension Service has pamphlets describing the different ways to do so. Red clover takes fairly easy, but you won’t always have success, but keep on trying. After you get red clover established, you can let a paddock go to seed every few years. That will really add more clover to the mix. Keep in mind a good stand of clover will produce 100 pounds of nitrogen, which in turn really gives the brome and/ or orchard a huge boost. Without ever seeding any, you will end up with some white clover. It, of course, doesn’t grow as big as red clover, so it isn’t as good, but is hard to keep out. 4. Kill weeds with a weedwiper. Several different types of weedwipers are available. You can spend a lot on one or very little. A rope, sponge, or roller wiper will all work. I had the best of all, mine was given to me. Use


Selling 90 Lots Including Herd Sire Prospects, Spring & Fall Born Show Heifers, Bred Females, Spring & Fall Calving Pairs, Elite Embryos & Pregnancies!

Champions Choice, is a feed supplement of all natural ingredients, designed to promote growth, and enhance appitite for a fuller expression of body capacity, depth, and thickness. When fed at a rate of 3 to 8 lbs. per head per day depending on desired condition and look Champions Choice can be the competative edgeyou are looking for. Champions Choice is an ALL NATURAL PRODUCT, WITH NO PRESERVATIVES, built around NON GMO whole plant corn silage.

OBCC Ms Special Edition 53MY

DUFF Special Edition x Westfall Voyager 721P SimAngus Show Prospect

OBCC Lady 803Y

Limestone Darkhorse x MCLF RP Real McCoy S91 SimAngus Show Prospect

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SVJ/NJC Built Right x Bon View New Design 878 Bull Calf at Side by GWS Rendition

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it a day or two after you remove cows from a paddock when the pasture is the shortest. There are any number of different kinds of equipment. I have a 10 foot long 3 inch diameter plastic pipe with a rope wick mounted on the front of my 4-wheeler. My wiper is height adjustable. I can cover 10 acres an hour with this outfit. I know now that one can cover far more acres per hour, if the weed wiper is mounted on the front of the 4-wheeler. I mix a quart of chemical to four gallons of water to fill my weed wiper. Because I have all five of these on hand, I mix some of each of them together in the quart container: Milestone, 2,4-D, Tordon, Crossbow, and Roundup. Just the littlest bit of this combination mixed with 4 gallon of water will kill the biggest weed. The weedwiper is the key to this system because you can not broadcast spray or you will kill the clover and the dung beetles. Introduce dung beetles to the pasture. The beetles live in cow piles, causing the piles to decompose more rapidly, thus adding to the fertility of the pastures. Never ever broadcast spray your pasture, you will kill both the clover and the dung beetles. Where do you get dung beetles? Just find someone who has them and ask to bring home a few active cow piles to spread around your pasture. The population will increase over time to the maximum level needed. 6. This past summer we had good rains for five months and almost no rain for two months, and still we had way more forage than the cows could eat with one cow per acre. Once you get the fertility built up, paddocks in place, clover inter-seeded, and the weed population cut down, you will have almost an unbelievable amount of forage. This system will allow you to double the size of your cow herd. Carrying a cow per acre is a reasonable goal. All cattle producers can be profitable if they maintain a Hi-Quality carcass beef herd. There are more and more of these genetics available every year. n

Donor ACC1 Legendary S12

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13302 W. State Hwy 266 • Bois D’Arc, MO 65612 Adam, Kayla & Kanton Owen • 417-830-8150 • cowboysatplay@aol.com Matt Owen • 417-830-8180 Casey Owen • 417-830-9739 Aaron & Jennie Owen • 417-209-0990 GUEST BREEDERS: Golden Oak Simmental 417-861-6939 Due North Ranch 417-833-4525 Moser Ranch 785-456-3101 Albus Cattle Co. 806-933-4607 Double R Cattle Co. 660-663-5226 Hunter Angus 417-860-1624 Sale Management: EBERSPACHER ENTERPRISES • 507-532-6694 Cell 612-805-7405 • sales@ebersale.com • Kelly Schmidt 406-599-2395

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6th Annual Bull Sale! Thursday • April 19, 2012 6 p.m. • at the Ranch, near Kirksville, MO Selling: 65 Fall 2010 Bulls • 35 Spring 2011 Bulls

KCS Rito 1I2 0165

Sire: Rito 1I2 of 2536 Rito 6I6 Dam’s Sire: AAR New Trend BW +2.3; WW +48; YW +85; Milk +25; MB +.55; RE +.36; $W +27.60; $F +25.98; $G +33.81; $B +61.53

KCS Ultimate 0169

Sire: GAR Ultimate Dam’s Sire: Rito 6I6 of 4B20 6807 BW +1.8; WW +53: YW +95; Milk +25; MB +.70; RE +.31; $W +29.98; $F +34.60; $G +36.94; $B +71.60

Also selling -

100+ Commercial Angus Females

KCS Emblazon 1079

Sire: OCC Emblazon 854E Dam’s Sire: BR Midland

Spring Pairs Fall Bred Cows Open & Bred Heifers

BW +1.1; WW +50: YW +87; Milk +16; MB +.25; RE +.37; $W +30.44; $F +27.26; $G +23.84; $B +39.90

K.C. Stock, Owner 12639 State Hwy 11 • Novinger, MO 63559 Office: 660-857-4338 • Fax: 660-857-4339 e-mail: kcsangus@nemr.net Michael Montoya, General Manager 660-342-5343 www.kcsangusranch.com

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index of advertisers ABS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49 AJC Angus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-69 Answer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Answered Prayers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81 Apex Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 B Good Livestock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Barstow Angus Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 BG Genetics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Big Rob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 Big Softy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73 Bodacious . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 94 Boss Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 By-Product . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80 Cardinal Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113 Cattle Chat . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 Cattle Visions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-35 Champion Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109 Chinook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95 Chop House . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 Circle H Club Lamb Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 Conover, Martin, Burzlaf Show Pig Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25 Creature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51 Cut Above a.k.a. Fat Butt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34 Dikoff’s Annual Bull Power Sale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116 Dr. Meyer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39 EBY Trailers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20 Eggleston Charolais Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 Eye Candy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88 Fool Proof . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Fraker Show Cattle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77 Goddard Cattle Co. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-60 Good & Plenty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78 Grass Lunning Simmentals . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35 Grizzly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 Half Blood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38 Harvester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18 Hawkeye Breeders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 Heartland Simmental . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21 Herbster Angus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-19 Hoop Beef Systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82 Hybrids for Profit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2 I-80 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 IA Hereford Breeders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74-75 ICA Performance Test Bull Sales . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 Indianhead Polled Hereford Assn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110 K Bar K Club Lambs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24 KCS Angus Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106 Keller Windchime Angus & Assoc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 KP Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40 LaGrand Angus Ranch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101

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CHAMPION HILL GEORGINA 8020 - Lot 1

CHAMPION HILL GEORGINA 8019 - Lot 2

CHAMPION HILL GEORGINA 8060 - Lot 3

For your free reference sale booklet, contact anyone in the office of the Sale Managers, TOM BURKE/KURT SCHAFF/JEREMY HAAG AMERICAN ANGUS HALL OF FAME at the WORLD ANGUS HEADQUARTERS, Box 660, Smithville, MO 64089-0660. Phone (816) 532-0811. Fax (816) 532-0851. E-mail: angushall@earthlink.net • www.angushall.com

Paul H. Hill 11503 State Rd. 554 • Bidwell, OH 45614 (740) 367-7021 • Fax (740) 367-7937 Jon Davis (740) 446-2127 Brad Keirns (740) 388-8659 Jay Stout (740) 367-7021 www.championhillangus.com E-mail: champion@jbnets.net

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Oh, how I love going to the Ohio Beef Expo! Seriously, Sam Sutherly and his entire staff did an amazing job! Stephanie Sindel, thank you for making my trade show experience one of the best!! I really hated for it to end! On my way to the airport, I was thinking that I wasn’t ready for it be over. I’m pretty sure I jinxed myself! First, my flight was delayed from a tornado warning, then we had to deplane because they had to do a hail check. We were able to reboard but then we had to deplane again and then I was sent to a hotel for the night. I have to say though, that going without my kids was painful! I tried to borrow and possibly just take home Rick and Kim Poff’s twin girls, Taylor and Tatum. They are just the sweetest little girls! I loved that Taylor always wore purple and Tatum wore pink. That was way easier for me and the exact opposite of my Taylor!! I love meeting so many new people. I’m pretty sure I now have a new little boyfriend, Alex. Parents, don’t worry, I am only teasing! Alex and his brother, Austin from Double A Ranch, came by my booth a couple times and both are very handsome boys. However, Alex age 7, was just hilarious. You could just see the ornery in his eyes! He would just circle my booth, which of course, had a couple other girls besides myself in it. I think he kinda enjoyed the attention a little bit. I just have to say I truly enjoy my visits to Ohio! Every year I find fabulous new friends and of course I cherish all my friendships! We had birthday parties for the parents at our favorite restaurant from my childhood, The Redwoods in Anita, Iowa. That is what happens when you let my sister, Mandi, and I make the decisions!! I won’t, or maybe I should say I can’t, mention Mom’s age but Dad had a huge milestone this year…60! The reason I don’t mention Mom’s birthday is because she scares me! Let me just say that my mom is pretty quiet and a very kind and loyal person. She is a little woman but to all who know her, you also know you do not cross her! I made the mistake of putting her age on the birthday cake I madeTanks:Layout them. Yikes, she looked at9:04 me AM and with very serious, low Insulated 1 3/19/12 Pagea 1 voice says, “Oh, paybacks Heidi, paybacks….” Well, I just don’t like where

this is going because my birthday is in a couple months and the woman puts the fear of God in me! As far as Dad is concerned, heck, he usually says he is older than what he is because he forgets. I got to thinking that 60 is quite a milestone! As many of you know, Dad and I butt heads just a little (okay, that may be an understatement), but I have been told it is because we are so very much alike. Although I joke that he drives me to drink, it is one of the biggest compliments I could ever receive. I know he realizes that no matter the accomplishments he has gotten in the last 60 years, he is pretty blessed to have a family and friends that think the world of him. As always, please keep our military and the future of our nation in your thoughts and prayers. Travel safe and let us know if we can help you find any of that hard to find semen. There are some pretty rockin’ semen distributors in here this month! Heidi Sorensen-Sloth 661-900-6004 heidi@livestockplusinc.com P.S. Dad wrote about these bars in his article. They are really great! Peanut Butter Chocolate Bars by Greta White 1 (18.25) package plain yellow cake mix 1/2 cup butter, melted 1 cup creamy peanut butter 2 eggs 1 (12 oz) package semi-sweet chocolate chips 1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk 2 Tablespoons butter 2 teaspoons vanilla Directions: 1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees. 2) Combine cake mix, melted butter, peanut butter, and eggs in a large bowl using a mixer or spoon. Press this into a 9X13 pan reserving 1 1/2 cup of the mixture to crumble on top. 3) In a small pot, melt chocolate chips, sweetened condensed milk, and butter. Remove from heat and stir in the vanilla. 4) Spread chocolate mixture over the mixture pressed in the pan and then crumble the 111/2 cups of reserved cake mixture on top evenly. Garvers:Layout 3/8/12 1:49 PM Page 1 5) Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool completely before cutting into bars.

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SJO Cool Customer (Hannibal x Heat Seeker) x ChiAngus Owned by Bertelsen Angus Farm, Alexis, IL, 309-297-0147 & Cardinal Cattle Company, Wyoming, IL.

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Mr NLC Upgrade U8676 x BFSC My Fair Jade 95T Owned by Cardinal Cattle Company, Wyoming, IL, Buckeye Chiangus Farms, Convoy, Ohio & Rocking 3C Cattle Company, Bowling Green, Ohio. CE: 8.0 • BW: -0.3 • WW: 48.1 • YW: 80.4 • Milk: -4.3 MWW: 19.8 • Marb: 0.34 • REA: 0.52 • API: 121.0 • TI: 78.0 CARDINAL CATTLE COMPANY J. Riley - Owner Jeff Wisnefski - Manager 9736 Modena Road Wyoming, Illinois c: 815.274.3860 • 309.479.2004 www.cardinalcattlecompany.com For Semen Contact Owners and Major Distributors.

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