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Female Sale

Showcasing the best of GCC Angus, Maine and Simmental Genetics

100 Bred Cows by Chill Factor and Irish Whiskey, bred to Heatwave, Chopper and Monopoly 125 Elite Bred Heifers by Irish Whiskey and Steel Force 70 Show and Donor Prospects by Chopper, Steel Force and Irish Whiskey and a few select bull features will sell!

Sale Starts at 12:30 p.m.

Sale Features Chill Factor x Angus

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Steel Force x Angus

Steel Force x Angus

Steel Force x GCC Legend

Papsita x Charolais

To be placed on the GCC mailing list, please call 405-372-1068 or email gcccatalog@gmail.com

GCC Griswold Cattle

5922 South Brush Creek Stillwater, OK 74074 John and Jeannie Griswold 405-780-3300 435-421-1200 Greg and Dee Griswold 405-780-0100 Luke Doris 620-353-4114 gcccattle@gmail.com www.gcccattle.com

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Join us in Stillwater, OK on December 17, 2011 A block of rooms are available at the Stillwater Holiday Inn 405-372-2445 Make reservation by December 10 as it is OSU Graduation weekend.

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by Stock Show University A complimentary two-day clipping clinic - Amateur and advanced welcome featuring the best in the best in the business. Tracy Goretska, Wade Rodgers, Josh Elder, Chuck McCollough, Jess Recknor, Jeff Sargent, and John Sullivan.

DECEMBER 28 & 29, 2011 Muscatine Agricultural Learning Center, Muscatine, Iowa

Excellent overnight and indoor heated facilities. Bring your cattle, clippers and grooming chute. Show day fitting will be covered but the majority of the clinic will be learning to clip. For more information, visit www.sullivansupply.com or get in touch with Bobbi Hartwig at 1.800.475.5902 or bobbi@sullivansupply.com.

Check out our video’s at www.sullivansupply.com to learn more on the Stock Show University program.

Good Will. Solid Leadership. Innovative Products. SULLIVAN SUPPLY, INC.

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Customer Appreciation Female Sale

December 29, 2011 - Lexington Livestock Market, Lexington, NE

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Offering over of the best females in the country. Open Heifers, Bred Heifers, Young Pairs and Bred Cows will sell in volume on December 29.

Make plans to attend!

For sale information contact: John Griswold (405) 780-3300 Jeff Bourquin (806) 886-3145 Tim Burke (402)750-0440 Calvin Jorgensen (402) 366-9475

Lexington Livestock Market: Jeff Rogers (308) 325-1272 Ryan Rogers (308) 325-1273

GCC Griswold Cattle 5922 South Brush Creek Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074 Office: 405-372-3300 www.gcccattle.com

Call today to request a catalog and be placed on our mailing list 405-372-1068 or email us at gcccatalog@gmail.com

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January 7, 2012 Guyer Headquarters, Robinson, IL

Nearly Unlimited Access to EVERY Donor, EVERY Bred Heifer, Natural-Calving Cow, Show Heifer Prospect, Promotional Sire and Embryo! Approx. 140 Head of Reputation Show Cattle in One Big Day!

THE ENTIRE BREEDING PROGRAM!

GCC GRIZZLY

He sells along with his semen inventory! Also selling other Guyer sires in-part or in-full along with large banks of frozen semen!

It’s Not the End ... It’s the Beginning. We’re not getting out of this business we love. Not at all. Rather, we’re changing our focus from production to promotion and marketing of these same cattle. Increased demands of family plus time and travel in our other show cattle-related businesses have necessitated this change of course. Cows like these deserve more attention than our current schedule allows so we’re selling them all in order to allow others to maximize their potential. We’re turning them loose but we’re looking forward to working with their new owners and marketing their progeny through The Chosen Few and our other, proven channels. Select From Our Absolute Best On January 7th!

- Dave Guyer and the Guyer Crew Dave, Lucy, Ashtin & Nalaney Guyer 812.243.1676 office: 618.546.5035 guyercattleco@gmail.com www.guyercattle.com

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Reserve your copy of our auction reference catalog at primetimeagrimarketing.com or by contacting the event managers at ...

PO Box 85 - Elmore, OH USA 43416 419.862.0117 - office 419.862.0119 - fax www.primetimeagrimarketing.com


Friday, December 9, 2011 3:00 p.m. CST Sioux Falls Regional Livestock, Worthing, SD

Selling 80 Lots ... Bred Cows • Bred Heifers Open Heifer Calves • Embryos/Flushes Videos of the sale offering available on-line at www.searsmarketingservices.com. She Sells!

She Sells!

HBSC MS Alternative 551Y

BD: 03.06.11 Bred in the purple! Sired by the 2010 National Champion ChiAngus Bull, Alternative 1CA.

A Flush Sells!

BMCC Miley

BD: 04.29.09 • Next Step X Charolais Reserve Champion Crossbred Heifer, 2010 South Dakota Summer Spotlight; Reserve Champion Composite Heifer, 2010 South Dakota State Fair

She Sells!

HBSC MS Bismark 121Y

BD: 04.01.11 This one will contend at the Chi Junior Nationals next summer. Sired by SAV Bismark 5682.

She Sells!

BMCC Beyonce 14

THREE BIG SALES IN ONE BIG DAY!! Justin Holt • Jordan Holt Justin • 605-380-5002 • justin@holtbroscattle.com Jordan • 605-380-1209 • jordan@midwestag.biz www.holtbroscattle.com

BEARE CATTLE FARMS

Roger • 605-690-5095 • roger_beare@hotmal.com Mike • 605-690-8019 • mtbeare@itctel.com www.bearecattlefarms.com

BD: 09.02.06 This powerful female was Supreme Champion Female several times for Chelsea Deiter. Sired by Hannibal, out of a Meyer 734 dam and bred to Monopoly Money, Wow! She Sells!

BD: 03.10.10 • Dakota Daddy X Angus Bred to Bushs Super Power 405.

HOLT BROTHERS

FBF Salsa 658S

12:30 pm 3:00 pm 6:00 pm

BMCC Copper Queen 606 BD: 03.27.10 Solid Gold X Lifeline/HooDoo Bred to Bushs Super Power 405.

SchaeferAngus Black Velvet Female Sale Greg Kroupa’s Sweetheart Sale

FORD FARMS

Chris Ford • Rick & Deb Ford Chris • 605-690-5614 • ford_farms@yahoo.com Rick, 605-690-6241 • Deb, 605-690-4721 • fordfarms@hotmail.com www.fordfarmssimmentals.com

Sale Management ... SMS Marketing, Alan Sears Office, 970-454-3986 • Cell, 970-396-7521 aksears8@msn.com • www.searsmarketingservices.com www.livestockplusinc.com

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Upcoming Sales & Events

December Sales & Events

December 3 J&C Simmentals Female Sale - West Point, NE McCullough Fitting Demo; Stock Show “U” - Valley City, ND Sonstegard Cattle Co. Female Sale - Montevideo, MN Sullivan Ranch Power in the Bloodline Sale - Dunlap, IA December 4 Burke Show Cattle Online Female Sale - breedersworld.com Jon Schaben’s Consignment Club Calf Auction - Dunlap, IA Winter Series Horse Show & Equine Clinic - Muscatine, IA December 5 Eichacker Simmentals/JK Angus Production Sale - Salem, SD December 6 6th - 7th Elliott Cattle Co. Online Bred Female Sale - breedersworld.com Sullivan Farms Online Sale - cwcattlesales.com December 9 Holt/Ford/Beare Black Velvet Female Sale - Worthing, SD Kroupa Genetics Sweetheart Sale - Worthing, SD Schaefer Angus Production Sale - Parker, SD December 10 Da Es Ro Angus Female Production Sale - Columbus Junction, IA Gopher the Purple Sale - Hutchinson, MN First Class Female Sale - Dunlap, IA Hopp Cattle Co. Dispersal Sale - Tecumseh, NE McCullough Fitting Demo; Stock Show “U” - Decatur, TX Ridder Farms Showgirls Sale - Hermann, MO Sandeen’s Sim/Angus Buildin’ a Brand Sale - Bloomfield, IA South Dakota Simmental Source Sale - Worthing, SD December 11 Hartman Cattle Co. Customer Appreciation Sale - Tecumseh, NE

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December 12 Cross Diamond Cattle Co. Production Sale - Bertrand, NE 12th - 14th - ICA Annual Convention - Altoona, IA Kruse LBK Angus Complete Dispersion- Aberdeen, SD December 13 Triple B Angus/Knoll Ranch Bred Heifer Sale - North Platte, NE December 15 Beitelspacher Ranch Angus Dispersal - Aberdeen, SD Reick & Lents Online Bred Heifer Sale - breedersworld.com December 16 Sullivan Farms Online Sale - cwcattlesales.com December 17 Griswold Cattle Classic Female Sale - Stillwater, OK Sargeant Farms Sale - Bismarck, ND Sonderup Charolais Ranch Female Sale - Kearney, NE December 18 Kirchhoff Miniature Hereford Dispersion - Cedar Rapids, IA December 28 Majestic Ranch/Swanson Cattle Dispersal - Dunlap, IA 28th - 29th Stock Show “U” - Muscatine, IA December 29 Griswold Cattle Grass to Grid Female Sale - Lexington, NE December 31 Lazy J Bar Ranch Red Angus New Year’s Extravaganza Aberdeen, SD

January Sales & Events

January 7 Willie Morris Cattle Royal Edge Sale - Muscatine, IA Guyer Cattle Co. “The Chosen Few” Dispersal - Robinson, IL January 13 - NWSS Angus Foundation Female Sale - Denver, CO January 27 - TK Angus Sale - Gordon, NE


Sandysarge Perdita X0215

Miss Sarge Rita X0071

DOB: 4/10/2010 • 1/2 Simm 1/2 AR • ASA #2596060•Solid Red • Polled Red 6 Mile Full Throttle x Lady Sarge Perdita P4163

DOB: 2/8/2010 • 1/2 Simm 1/2 Angus • ASA #2547849•Solid Black • Polled GLS Combination R2 x Missandy Dew Time T7291

Perdita X045 is a solid red, bred, half blood. This female is easy moving and sound in her structure. She has the makings of a great cow. She goes back to one of our better cow families. Her mother has had a calf in several of the past sales out here. This is a very consistent cow family - buy her with confidence!

Rita is a free-moving, sound structured, half blood, black female. She is a very complete, easy keeping heifer. If you are looking for a good half blood, bred female that has a good pedigree look here! Her mother has done an awesome job raising calves and X0071 should do the same!

Sandy Sarge Y1086

Lady Sarge Tasha Y1112

DOB: 2/6/2011 • 1/2 Simm 1/2 Angus • ASA #2601351•Solid Black • Polled SP The Answer x Lady Sarge Tasha U8089

DOB: 2/13/2011 • Purebred Simmental • ASA #2601352•Solid Red • Polled STF Dominance T171 x Lady Sarge Natasha N3221

Y1086 is a very well put together heifer. She is fluid in her movement, deep bodied, big Y1112 is a solid red, Dominance x Power Drive female. She is a little younger, but is still topped and nice fronted. She is sired by SP The Answer and out of a Trademark x Power very good. Y1112 is correct in her make up and fluid in her movement. She has a very Drive cow. With a pedigree like this, she has lots of potential to do great things! She royal pedigree as our other open Lutton heifer. They both trace back to the same donor, sells kid-safe, as Heather and Michael have been working with her for four months. and go back to the Ruby 33E cow. The donor, N3221 cow, is the dam of this lot and granddam of Y1086. N3221 always has the top calves every calving season.

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Schedule of Events Subject to Change Dailey Commercial Exhibits Open at 9:00 a.m. - Close at 5:00 p.m. Starts Monday at 9:00 a.m. - Ends ursday at 4:00 p.m. Sunday, February 12 7:30 a.m. Judging Contest Registration - Gammon Barn 9:00 a.m. Judging Contest Begins - Pavilion 1:00 p.m. Iowa Simmental Video Parade - Penningroth 2:00 p.m. Charolais Video Parade - Penningroth (will follow Simmental Parade) Monday, February 13 Nichols Cryo-Genetics Barn Breakfast 9:00 a.m. TradeShow Opens 9:30 a.m. “Explaining DNA Testing” - North Annex 10:00 a.m. Charolais Parade - Pavilion 11:30 a.m. Iowa Simmental Sale - Penningroth Sale Center 1:00 p.m. Iowa Royal Shorthorn Video Parade - Pavilion 1:30 p.m. Charolais Sale - North Annex 2:00 p.m. Red Angus Video Parade - Pavilion 5:30 p.m. Expo Annual Kick-Off Party - Cattle Barn Foyer

ursday, February 16 Nichols Cryo-Genetics Barn Breakfast 9:00 a.m. Maine-Anjou Show - Pavilion 9:00 a.m. Iowa Select Hereford Parade - Pavilion 10:30 a.m. Iowa Angus Sale - Penningroth Sale Center 11:30 a.m. Chianina Classic Show - Pavilion 12 Noon Iowa Select Hereford Sale - North Annex 2:30 p.m. Maine-Anjou Sale - North Annex 5:00 p.m. Chianina Classic Sale - North Annex (30 minutes after conclusion of Maine-Anjou sale) Friday, February 17 Morning Coffee with Multimin, USA, Inc. ALL JUNIOR EVENTS IN PAVILION 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m Check-In of All Junior Cattle 4:30 p.m. No-Fit Showmanship Contest Saturday, February 18 8:00 a.m. IJBBA Year Ends Program - Pavilion 9:00 a.m. Expo Junior Show - Pavilion

Sunday, February 19 8:00 a.m. Expo Junior Show - Pavilion Tuesday, February 14 Morning Coffee with Multimin, USA, Inc. 9:00 a.m. Red Angus Review - Preview in Stalls 9:00 a.m. “Explaining DNA Testing” - Penningroth Sale Center 10:00 a.m. Gelbvieh Parade & Video Parade - Pavilion 11:00 a.m. Iowa Limousin Show & Video Parade - Pavilion 11:00 a.m. Iowa Royal Shorthorn Sale - Penningroth 12 Noon Red Angus Classic Sale - North Annex 1:00 p.m. Salers Video Parade - Pavilion 2:00 p.m. Gelbvieh Sale - Penningroth Sale Center Wednesday, February 15 Morning Coffee with Multimin, USA, Inc. 9:30 a.m. Iowa Angus Show - Pavilion 9:30 a.m. “Exlaining DNA Testing” - Penningroth Sale Center 10:00 a.m. Salers Evaluation - Pavilion 11:00 a.m. Lowline Show - Pavilion 12 Noon Iowa Limousin Sale - Penningroth 1:00 p.m. Iowa Salers Sale - North Annex 2:30 p.m. Lowline Sale - North Annex

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Join us at Prairie Meadows Events Center in Altoona,Iowa! ADVANCED REGISTRATION - $115 Regular/On-site registration - $150

Advanced registrations must be postmarked by Monday, Nov. 28. 2011. Cancellation deadine is 11/28/11.

MONDAY: (no additional cost; includes meal, tour transportation and industry panel discussion) but MUST register, Please check below to indicate attendance. 10 a.m. - Cattlemen’s College, sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health 12:30 p.m. - Feedlot tours featuring monoslope and AT systems, Hoop and Modified Hoop Buildings (non-confined hoop/open lot) at Couser Cattle Company, Longnecker Cattle Company & Sampson Farms. TUESDAY: Continental breakfast, Table Top Trade Show, A.M. Info-Expo Sessions, ICA Luncheon & program, ICA Policy Committee Meetings, P.M. Info-Expo Sessions, Trade Show Reception/Dinner Buffet, and the Iowa Cattlemen’s Foundation Auction. WEDNESDAY: Breakfast, Table Top Trade Show, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association Annual Business Meeting and the Iowa Beef Industry Council Annual Meeting. A

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See us at this upcoming show! Dec. 7-9: Nebraska Power Farming Show - Lincoln, NE.

Cattle Chat

PRODUCTS WE BELIEVE IN

They work heads and tails above the competition. As you all know we work with some great companies on developing products that will improve the way we fit, clip, and show cattle. So we thought that we would share with everyone what we feel are superior products. This month’s focus is on Livestock Plus, Inc. magazine. Livestock Plus, Inc. is owned and operated by the Sorensen family from Greenfeild, IA. They work hard to deliver the best magazine that covers all aspects of the livestock industry from coast

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to coast. Whether you’re a purebred rancher, a club calf producer, an exhibitor, a hog, chicken or sheep farmer, equipment dealer, service provider, big or small business, Livestock Plus Inc. will connect you to the most influential and active industry members. It will bring you the latest news, sales, and crucial directory information. Add to that, they have the largest FREE and REQUESTED subscription direct mail circulation in the industry. Livestock Plus Inc. is the fastest way to get noticed. In 2004 Chuck and I were asked to manage a bred heifer sale for Charlie Swaim, in Bloomfeild, IA. We started to research our options of what we were going to do for a catalog. Our criteria for our campaign was that we wanted a magazine that generated the biggest and best mailing list, for a catalog and advertising. We were looking for “the most bang for the buck” as it were. As we did our research, we learned that Livestock Plus is circulated to 15,000 people across the United States, while others go to only a third as many people. The fact that it is a free subscription to everyone who requests it, made us realize that it was definitely the one we wanted to work with. Not only was it going to more people, but those people are choosing to subscribe and read this magazine. The clear choice was Livestock Plus Inc. When preparing the catalog, they were easy to work with and the design was professional, and budget friendly. Through this experience, we formed a close friendship with Mike and his daughter Heidi. It was refreshing to work with real people, that uphold the same standards as we do, and love the livestock industry as much as we do. We began to write the Cattle Chat article in every issue since 2007. They have given us the opportunity, to pass on our knowledge, to others through Cattle Chat and also by advertising the McCullough Fitting Clinics each month. We are so thankful to work with the Sorensen family, and hope that you, too, will see the advantage of working with the Livestock Plus Inc. for all your advertising needs.

The publication for cowboys and kids. Chuck and Karen McCullough 1250 King Rd. Allerton IA. 50008 641-344-5566 or 641-344-5548 www.maineaimranch.com

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May 18-20, 2012

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December 3, 2011

McCullough Fitting Demo Stock Show “U” Valley City, North Dakota North Star Classic - 10:00 a.m.

December 10, 2011

McCullough Fitting Demo Stock Show “U” Wise County Show Grounds Decatur, Texas Contact: Randy Harms, P.A.S. VP/GM Protocol Technologies, Inc. P: 940.683.8123

December 28-29, 2011 McCullough Fitting Demo Stock Show “U” 2011 Iowa Grad Program Dunlap, Iowa - 8:00 a.m.

March 23-25, 2012

Closed Clinic - Kalona, Iowa Contact: Mer Slavaugh

March 30 - April 1, 2012

Iowa County Fairgrounds Contact: Mary Veatch | 4-H Youth Coordinator 2253 Hwy 6 Trail | Marengo, IA 52301 P: 319.642.5504 email: mkaiser@iastate.edu

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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

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Sarpy County Fairgrounds

Contact: Stacy Kersten Springfield, Nebraska C: 402.618.8918 (leave a message) email: k-skersten@jagwireless.net

McCullough Fitting Clinic Putnam Co. Fairgrounds | Unionville MO May 28-30, 2012 (Mon-Wed) Broken Bow, Nebraska Contact: Brad Daniels Contact: Ben Quandt P:660-216-2195 45821 Sargent-Ord Road | Sargent, NE 68874 34919 State Hwy W Ben: 308.215.0069 Pam: 308.215.0068 Unionville MO.63565 Pam email: pamilaquandt@alloisp.com email: brad_pcsb@yahoo.com

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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

Chase County (NE) - Chase County Fairgrounds Contact: Arlys Cupp or Kelsey Steinkraus 73382 324 Ave. Champion, NE 69023 Arlys: 308-882-6361 or Kelsey: 308.882.1456 email: k.cupp35@gmail.com or arlys@chase3000.com

June 9-10, 2012

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

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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Commentary

Nebraska Pipeline Fight Continues by Evan Rayl

Back in 2005, the TransCanada Corp. proposed building the Keystone Pipeline from the Athabasca Oil Sands in northeastern Alberta, Canada to refineries in Illinois and Oklahoma, and further to the U.S. gulf Coast. In September of 2007, the National Energy Board of Canada approved the construction of the Canadian section of the pipeline, including converting a portion of TransCanada’s Canadian Mainline gas pipeline to crude oil pipeline. In March of 2008, the U.S. Department of State issued a Presidential Permit authoring the construction. maintenance and operation of facilities at the U.S and Canada border. It took TransCanada more than two years to acquire all the necessary state and federal permits for the pipeline. Construction took another two years and the pipeline became operational in June 2010. This project went from northeastern Alberta down to an existing unused pipeline that went east to a point just southwest of Winnipeg, then mostly straight south across the Dakota’s and Nebraska to Steele City, Nebraska. Then the Keystone XL extension was proposed in 2008. The application was filed in the beginning of 2009 and the National Energy Board of Canada started hearings in September 2009. It was approved by the National Energy Board in March of 2010. The South Dakota Public Utilities Commission granted a permit in February of 2010. At this point the project started to run into problems because the second project did not follow the route of the first project The second project followed the first down to the existing pipeline that went east, but at the western end of the existing eastern pipeline, it went on a southeastern route down to Baker, Montana and just by the southwest corner of North Dakota and on approximately the same southeastern route all the way to Steele City, Nebraska. At this point one pipeline continues on to the refineries in Wood River and Patoka, Illinois. The second to a refinery in Cushing, Oklahoma, with plans to extend the line on to Port Arthur and Houston, Texas. Problem with the second route is two fold: 1) TransCanada plans to use a lighter gauge pipe for the second pipeline and 2) the diagonal route goes right over the middle of the Ogallala Aquifer. The public does not know why the plan is to use lighter pipe for the second pipeline. But at the same time, most residents of Nebraska agree that they do not want a pipeline going thru their state above the Ogallala Aquifer. The Ogallala Aquifer is a vast yet shallow underground water table aquifer located beneath the Great Plains, including the Sand Hills. While the Aquifer is in parts of eight states, about half of it is in Nebraska. It is under approximately 90 percent of the state. Most of the area where there is no aquifer is along the Missouri River route in the northeast part of the state and a triangular area in the southeast corner of Nebraska. 27 percent of the irrigated land in the United States overlies this aquifer system, which yields about 30 percent of the nation’s ground water used for irrigation. In addition, the aquifer system provides drinking water to 82 percent of the people who live within the aquifer boundary. In regard to the two problems listed in the previous paragraph, it is possible but not likely the steel for the second pipeline is higher qual-

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ity steel and thus stronger which would mean it would be less likely to fail. But if the steel is stronger, what about the welds between sections? How can the welds be better if the pipe is thinner? The pipeline sections are 36 inches inside diameter and 100 feet long. The Keystone pipeline is 2,147 miles long. It can carry up to 590,000 barrels per day. It cost $5 billion dollars. The Keystone XL would be 1,980 miles long (167 miles shorter). It would carry up to 510,000 barrels per day. It is projected to cost $7 billion. Total capacity of the two pipelines would be 1.1 million barrels per day. If both were completed they would provide 5 percent of current U.S. petroleum consumption needs and represent 9 percent of U.S. petroleum imports. Looking at the diagonal route of the pipeline there are only two possible changes that would make Nebraska residents happy. One would be for Keystone XL pipeline to follow the route of the first Keystone pipeline, in other words, “go around.” Going around would mean 167 miles more pipeline with more pumping equipment and operating expense. The second possibility would be to place a 42 inch or 48 inch pipe outside the 36 inch pipeline, in other words, give the the pipeline a “double hull” to protect it from a spill. This is the common method to prevent leaks in sea going vessels. To place a second pipe over the first would also be expensive. Protecting the aquifer would require approximately 300 miles (285 miles in Nebraska and 15 miles in South Dakota) of double piping to cover the distance that the pipeline goes over the Ogallala Aquifer. In addition, there would need to be a method to check for leaks from the inner pipeline into the outer one every so often. I doubt if the TransCanada Corp. would like either of these plans. But on the other hand, the Ogallala Aquifer is an extremely valuable and pristine water source. It isn’t hard to figure what Nebraska would be like without the Aquifer, its production would be about the same as South Dakota. Lets do a quick comparison: South Dakota raises 43.8% as much corn as Nebraska, 60% as much soybeans, 91% as many cows and calves, and feeds 26% as many cattle. This does a good job telling what the Aquifer does for Nebraska. It obviously adds billions of dollars to Nebraska’s total production. See Nebraska Governor Heineman’s comments later in this editorial. While pipeline executives say the their pipeline is perfectly safe, Nebraska's are quick to point the Exxon oil spill on July 4th, 2011 in the Yellowstone River near Laurel, Montana. One thousand barrels leaked before pressure was shut off and the leak contained. The Yellowstone River is the U.S.A.s longest unrestricted river at 692 miles. It drains into the Missouri River just above Lake Sakakawea. Above Billings the river flows thru Yellowstone Park feeding and draining Yellowstone Lake and goes over both Upper and Lower Yellowstone Falls. The Yellowstone is one of the best fly-fishing rivers in the West. Exxon has a refinery nearby in Billings. Because the decision to allow or not to allow the pipeline involves a foreign country, Canada, President Obama is supposed to make the decision on the pipeline. He plans to push the decision off on to the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. He apparently doesn’t want to make the decision himself because he is running for President. Word is the President might put off the decision until after the Presidential Election next year. Nebraska State Senators have submitting a bills to regulate oil pipelines and the legislature has recently been in special session. Governor Heinemann has sent a letter to the President and the Secretary of State urging they deny the federal permit. He said, “Cash receipts from farm products contribute over $17 billion to Nebraska’s economy annually. I am concerned that the proposed pipeline will have potentially detrimental effects on this valuable natural resource and Nebraska’s economy.” Opponents point out, “TransCanada has bullied landowners with eminent-domain threats to obtain right-of-way agreements”. Still others mention the existing TransCanada pipeline has had 14 leaks in only its first year of operation. They also say there would only be 40 permanent jobs in Nebraska. I personally think TransCanada should go with one of the two options I suggested, even though either of them would cost more to construct. The longer this debate goes on, the more upset parties will be along the pipeline and the more it will cost to build. There is nothing wrong with “DOING ONE OF THE TWO OPTIONS,” I suggrested. n


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Greetings, In my infamous wisdom, I neglected to announce my newest grandchild in the last issue. Independence June Sorensen was born October 1, 2011. Proud parents are my son, Ray “Bubba”, and daughter-in-law, Maria Sorensen. Indie had a rough start but she's going strong now! We are very proud to have her in the Sorensen family. Welcome, Indie!! It's hard to believe that it is the end of the year. anksgiving is just days away as I write this, and Christmas is just around the corner, where did 2011 go? It’s been a great year here at Livestock Plus, and we want to express our appreciation for your friendship and business. I have a short, but awesome, food report for the month. As I traveled east the other day, hungry enough to eat the steering wheel, I called my old buddy, Mike Meyers, in Williamsburg, Iowa. I was attempting to get a “to go” meal. My request was a small portion of cubed steak, seasoned and deep fat fried with a few bacon-wrapped shrimp. Meyers knows no such thing as “small” or “few.” I’m guessing that 16 oz. would summarize the amount of steak, and I never counted, but I’m guessing 10-12 bacon wrapped shrimp. Almost enough to founder a normal person. I’m also sure this would be classified a “heart attack to-go,” but it was great. I just have to live on the edge. Great job Mike! I hope I can sit and visit next time through. Next, on the way to the next sale, I had the pleasure of stopping at another one of my top-end food stores, Tappa’s Steak House in Davenport, Iowa. No use breaking my traditional order at Tappa’s. I had an 8 oz. fillet with drowned shrimp in butter garlic sauce, and topped it off with a loaded sweet potato with brown sugar, butter and cinnamon. is is a weight watcher special - that is watching the weight go on! Great job Cliff and Jan, had a blast! e Sorensen Family, along with the Livestock Plus crew, would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Please keep our service folks in your thoughts and prayers over the holiday season. Safe Travels!!!!

- Mike & Dixie Sorensen

Well, in 2011 we have made a few changes to Livestock Plus and I hope y’all were pleased. I am very blessed that I get to talk to the people that I truly enjoy and call it “work.” I know I speak for all of us at Livestock Plus when I say that we enjoy and cherish the friendships that we make and appreciate your continued business! My kids and I have been trying something new this month at bedtime. Tucker informed me that we really haven’t been reading the Bible enough and Taylor just isn’t understanding God. So we got the children’s Bible out and every night after we are done reading we each say something for which we are thankful. e first night we did this Tucker and I both said we were thankful for family and our pets, etc. en we looked at Taylor and asked her what she was thankful for and she responds without hesitation, “Yaya.” (Her Aunt Maria taught her that Yaya means Grandma in Greek.) Tucker looked at me and says, “Really?? Yaya,..that’s it? What about us?” Oh well, we all went to bed and the next night Tucker was really playing it up and saying all the things he was thankful for and when it came to Taylor again she says, “Yaya and Papa.” Tucker is just irritated now and, boy, can she tell it! So now every night she’ll add another person but it is never Tucker or myself. She just grins! Not sure where that awnry streak comes from but I’m leaning toward my dad (aka Papa). Merry Christmas to all and I look forward to working with you in 2012! Hope you all have a very blessed holiday season! Please remember to take a moment to remember our military past and present. A very dear friend of mine posted this recently and it hit home for me… Life is God’s gift to you. e way you live your life is your gift to God. Make it a fantastic one! ~Leo Buscaglia

- Heidi Sorensen-Sloth, Tucker & Taylor

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Happy holidays from Southwest Nebraska! 2011 was a busy and exciting year for us! We added a new member to our little family in March – a Saint Bernard puppy named “Walt” - he isn’t so much a “puppy” anymore, but he still likes to think he’s a lap dog! We got married August 6th, in Imperial, Neb. So far, we still can’t agree on “good cattle,” - I like clubbies and he likes commercial - but married life is treating us well! As Christmas and New Year’s approach, we wish you safe travels and remind you to enjoy time together with your friends and family. I really enjoyed and appreciated working with you all throughout the last year. Between ads, fliers and sale catalogs, I was able to add some great design pieces to my portfolio! I look forward to helping your meet your marketing and advertising goals in 2012! Hope you all have a great spring calving season!

- Tim & Kelsey (Cupp) Steinkraus

Greetings! I’d like to take this time to thank all the people that let us work with them on their events. It is very seldom in this day and age that I have the priviledge to work with so many great people - each with their own identity and beliefs - yet all striving for the same end result. We wish you a very happy holiday season. May your travels be safe, your friendships be strong, and the joy of the season be with you all! anks again!

-Raz

Happy Holidays! So quickly we have come upon another holiday season! I thoroughly enjoy working with all of you as the years go by. I am blessed to be able to go to work and enjoy every day of it. Granted, a little stress is endured at certain points during the year, but I figure it helps keep things in perspective! As days give way to months and months give way to years, there is always one constant that we can be sure of, we are blessed by the love of a God so encompassing and gracious, no words can adequately describe its presence. Christmas comes and we are reminded, in a big way, of this blessing. e New Year ahead is yet another year of great opportunities and also happens to be an election year. Many questions come to our minds about our personal futures as well as the future of this nation. We all must educate ourselves and get involved in choosing the leader we think is best for our nation's future. It is our responsibility and our duty to have a voice in who leads this great nation with the liberties that we are so fortunate to enjoy. Let us take comfort knowing that God is in control and there are greater things to come, no matter what the outcome turns out to be. Most importantly, may we remember the Christmas blessing during our darkest hours, in our happiest moments, and even in what seem to be the mundane every day tasks we set about completing. May we go about all that we set out to accomplish, do to the glory of God! May God continue to bless you this holiday season and in the year to come!

-Linda Luppen & Family

Hello from the Rolling Hills of SW Iowa! I hope this month's issue finds you all well and enjoying the Holiday Season! My time for the holidays is rather limited with getting cattle ready for various events, but I wouldn't have it any other way! Even though I have only been with LPi a short time, I was welcomed in by everyone with open arms and have thoroughly enjoyed working with everyone here and all of you as customers and friends! If you are heading to Denver or the Iowa Beef Expo be sure to look me up! I am always ready to talk about, look through or merchandise good cattle! ank you for making a living with agriculture and thank you for letting us be apart of it! Happy Holidays to You and Yours!!!

-Austin Brandt & Family

Greetings! Where did the year go? It seems like I was just writing this annual letter yesterday for last year’s Holiday magazine. I am sure I am not the only one that would say this, but it seems like time is just flying bye. ey always said if you work at a job that you love, you won’t work a day in your life. I guess I haven’t worked a day yet! In this part of the country we have experienced some interesting weather. Cold and lots of snow this winter led into an over abundance of rain this spring and then, all of the sudden, this summer someone found the faucet and turned it completely off. All in all, it sounds like folks had a great fall weather wise and were able to get crops out at all time fast pace and the crops were very dry. I have heard mixed signals on what this winter holds in store for us. No matter what weather patterns we have in store for us one thing is for sure, we are having a very hot market trends. With calf prices at an all time high, it looks like we are in for a good bull sale season. Last spring we saw tremendous prices and I feel that we should continue to see these in 2012. It looks like the herd bull prospects I have seen are going to be better than last year. If you are looking for a good herd bull give us a call and we would be glad to help you find that next great one. I hope everyone has a safe and happy holiday season as you travel around and eat all of the tasty food that comes about this time of year. In the agriculture community we have a lot to be thankful this year. Travel safe and Happy Holidays,

-Dustin & Kate Carter

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AL CONOVER Auctioneer P.O. Box 9 Baxter, IA 50028

641-227-3537 Commentary

this year the Choice/Select spread was briefly inverted. But increasing demand for Choice beef has flipped the spread to near-record levels, $17 to $18 per 100 pounds for Low Choice over Select. Low Choice gives Wal-Mart an excellent supply of a quality product that is in high demand. Expect Wal-Mart to capture a higher percent of the beef market shortly. The next step up Certified Angus Beef (Medium Choice) is going even higher, as compared to Select with a $20 to $23 per hundred premium. Cattlemen need to thank their lucky stars, America and the rest of the World loves good beef! When the law’s on your side, pound the law. When the facts are on your side, pound the facts. When neither is on your side, pound the table.

A Little Bit About a Whole Lot of Things

The CEO of Wal-Mart in China has quit citing personal reasons when several of their stores closed for a few days during reorganization following allegations the stores sold regular pork as organic. Shaun Rein, managing director at the Shanghai-based China by Evan Rayl Market Research Group says, “Wal-Mart is trying to compete with domestic chains on price. If your strategy is to be cheaper than A new equestrian and agricultural center has been proposed by Chinese companies, you’re never going to win the market, but, the board members of Kansas City’s American Royal. They want that is what they are trying to do. This strategy has been wrong to demolish the Kemper Arena and build a facility that better fits ever since the beginning. That is why they have never been profitthe needs of the 112 year old American Royal Horse Show, Rodeo, able in China.” and Livestock Show. Located in Kansas City’s West Bottoms, Kemper Arena is next to the site that was the Kansas City Half of American’s never read a newspaper. Stockyards. Kemper Arena was built in 1974 next to the American Half never voted for President. One hopes it is the same half. Royal complex to host basketball games, hockey games, concerts and other events, including the American Royal Rodeo. This year, National Beef Packing Co. employees in Dodge City, Kansas however, the Rodeo has moved downtown to the Sprint Center, a have voted for union representation, according to the National new arena that opened in October 2007. Now, the American Royal Labor Relations Board. The vote was 1,292 in favor and 824 leaders believe Kemper arena has served its useful purpose for the opposed in the two day NLRB-supervised secret ballot election. If city and a new facility should replace it. The old building has an no objections are filed within 7 days of the vote, the union will be eventful history. A few years after it was built the roof fell when certified as the representative of a bargaining unit for approximatebolts supporting it failed and had to be rebuilt. For many years, ly 2,600 employees in production and maintenance, shipping and the building was headquarters for the National FFA Convention, receiving, grounds keeping and the warehouse. Election notices that later moved to Indianapolis, Indiana. Current plans are for were in Spanish, Laotian, and Vietnamese as well as English. The a 5,000 seat coliseum tailored to year round livestock and horse farmer and rancher owned U.S. Premium Beef company owns shows plus other events. a majority of National Beef Packing Company. National Beef Don’t worry about people stealing your ideas. If your ideas are any good, you’ll have to ram them down people’s throats. Corporate consolidation in the grocery and meatpacking industries was the primary topic of concern recently when representatives and members of meatpacking employee unions met in Omaha to discuss issues affecting their members. As retailers and grocery chains have become larger and more powerful, Wal-Mart for example, they’ve been able to dictate lower prices paid for proteins, including beef, pork, and poultry. These lower prices paid by retailers to meat producers trickle down to workers in the form of reduced wages and harsher work conditions. The National Grocers Association, which represents the grocery chains says that it is actively engaged with the Federal Trade Commission and Justice Department on competition issues They encourage local and regional chains to merge so they can compete with the national chains. They also oppose mergers that don’t help consumers or give companies purchasing power over suppliers. Men bond by insulting one another, but they don’t really mean it. Women bond by complimenting one another--and they don’t really mean it, either. Wal-Mart shifting to Choice beef from Select is considered a positive sign for the beef industry by feed cattle experts. Earlier

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Packing Co. has another plant in Liberal, Kansas, also owned in part by U.S.P.B. The two plants are approximately 75 miles apart. The short memories of American voters is what keeps our politicians in office.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone who reads Livestock Plus. Shirley and I are so happy all three of our children living in the Des Moines area as follows: Our daughter Renae, is now the Associate Dean of the Pharmacy College at Drake University. Her husband, Ed Chesnut is a Department Manager at AlliedNationwide insurance; son Tom, is a nationally known builder of go-kart racing engines (Engine Builder of the Year several times). His wife, Jody works at Allied Oil; and son Steve, maintains a 200 computer and phone system for a call-in service company. His wife, Dawn runs a child care. These children (the oldest almost 50 years old) have provided us with 5 wonderful grandchildren. Continue to pray for our soldiers overseas and be thankful the 30,000 of our troops are coming home in the coming months. n


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Gala Review Annual Female Production Sale

December 10, 2011 • Noon These Outstanding Show Prospects sired by Panamajack Sell! DaEsRo Beauty 1145 8081

DaEsRo Elberta 1162 101N

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RE I+.28 FAT I-.006 $W +26.65 $F +21.51 $G +26.61 $B +53.43

February 13, 2011 • Dam’s Sire: MA In Focus 756-232

DaEsRo Queenie 1170 547

BW I+3.1 WW I+49 YW I+81 Milk I+17 CW I+23 MB I+.27

RE I+.34 FAT I+.013 $W +25.50 $F +20.76 $G +21.05 $B +48.08

March 3, 2011 • Dam’s Sire: BCC Bushwacker 41-93

DaEsRo Olus 11104 27K4

BW I+2.6 WW I+45 YW I+76 Milk I+21 CW I+22 MB I+.42

March 9, 2011 • Dam’s Sire: Morgans Direction

RE I+.51 FAT I-.002 $W +26.32 $F +17.49 $G +30.20 $B +56.03

BW I+4.6 WW I+40 YW I+69 Milk I+18 CW I+22 A maternal sister to the 2010 MB top-selling heifer at $7,750! I+.26

RE I+.35 FAT I-.017 $W +19.66 $F +12.79 $G +24.00 $B +48.83

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Land of Lincoln Division Champion at the Illinois State Fair.

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1 p.m. • December 17, 2011

Buffalo County Fairgrounds, Kearney, NE

SELLING: 71 Lots 15 Open Heifer Calves, most Bronco daughters

40 Bred Spring Calving Cows,

most bred to Bronco 5 Fall Cow/calf Pairs 11 Spring Calving Bred Heifers, most bred AI to EC No Doubt or Oakdale Duke 9003P

Featuring daughters of and the service of SCR Bronco 9026 Polled

Lot 7A Bronco daughter BD: 3-25-11

All heifer calves will be halter-broke and ready for 2012 Junior Nationals in Grand Island, Nebraska! Lot 3 Hi Yield daughter BD: 4-24-11

Lot 5 Superman daughter BD: 3-24-11

Lot 1 RC Phase daughter BD: 2-25-11

Lot 10A Superstar daughter BD: 2-9-11

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Lot 50 Turbo 4009 daughter

Bred AI to SCR Tuffy 0119 P. A real donor prospect! Former show heifer, so could be shown at Junior Nationals!

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