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CONTENTS

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FEATURES 24

Handle With Care:

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Junior Show Preview

Improper Semen Handling Could Be Hurting Herd Performance

Everything you need to know for the “can’t miss” show weekend of the summer

MEMBER NEWS 6 14 34

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Association Update Beef Checkoff News County News

COLUMNS President’s Perspective 8 MCA A Club Worth Joining 10

Straight Talk: Mike Deering

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Junior Spotlight

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CattleWomen’s Corner

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On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black

Just Leave Me Alone

It’s Show Time

CattleWomen’s Day Out

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Officer in Need of Assistance

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Cowboy Poetry

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Capitol Update

Dual-Purpose Bull

Statesmen, Not Politicians

The Missouri Beef Cattleman is an official publication of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.


MISSOURI

BEEF CATTLEMAN

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MISSOURI CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION

Volume 47 - Issue 12 (USPS 890-240 • ISSN 0192-3056) Magazine Publishing Office 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, #100, Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: 573-499-9162 • Fax: 573-499-9167 Andy Atzenweiler: Editor/Production/Ad Sales P.O. Box 480977 • Kansas City, Missouri 64148 816-210-7713 • E-mail: mobeef@sbcglobal.net Coby Wilson: Ad Sales 573-499-9162 Ext 235

Missouri Cattlemen’s Association 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, #100, Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: 573-499-9162 • Fax: 573-499-9167

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Junior Show Preview

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New MCA Members

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Brangus News

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Obituary: Carl Gene Messner

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Obituaries: Nadine Henry Brad Colin Advertisers Index Find us on Facebook:

Missouri Cattlemen’s Association

Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation www.mocattlemenfoundation.org

Missouri’s CattleWomen

http://mocattle.com/missouricattlewomen.aspx

2018 MCA Officers

Greg Buckman, President 573-696-3911 • 14601 N Rt U, Hallsville, MO 65255 Bobby Simpson, President-Elect 573-729-6583 • 3556 CR 6150, Salem, MO 65560 Marvin Dieckman, Vice President 660-596-4163 • 28998 Hwy JJ , Cole Camp, MO 65325 Matt Hardecke, Treasurer 573-846-6614 • 19102 Skymeadows Dr., Wildwood, MO 63069 David Dick, Secretary 660-826-0031 • 23529 Anderson School Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301

2018 MCA Regional Vice Presidents

Region 1: Adam Kuebler, 202 N. 6th St. Edina, MO 63537 309-706-4410 Region 2: Chuck Miller, 393 Spring Garden Road Olean, MO 65064 • 573-881-3589 Region 3: Charlie Besher, RR 5, Box 2402 Patton, MO 63662 • 573-866-2846 Region 4: Tony Washburn, 4912 457th Street King City, MO 64463 • 660-483-0038 Region 5: Bruce Mershon, 10015 Windsor Drive Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 • 816-525-1954 Region 6: Clay Doeden, 14555 S. Hwy A Stockton, MO 65785 • 417-808-0415 Region 7: Traves Merrick, 1956 Hwy 97 Miller, MO 65707 • 417-536-8080

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Missouri Beef Cattleman, (USPS 890-240 • ISSN 0192-3056) is published monthly (12 times a year) and is the official publication of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, #100, Columbia, Missouri, 65201. PERIODICALS postage paid at Columbia, Missouri and additional mailing offices. Subscription price is included as a part of the minimum membership dues of $70.00 per year in Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Postmaster: Send address changes to: Missouri Beef Cattleman, P.O. Box 480977, Kansas City, Missouri 64148

MCA Website: www.mocattle.com

Mike Deering • Executive Vice President - Ext 230 Mike@mocattle.com Maria Washburn • Manager of Membership - Ext 231 Maria@mocattle.com Coby Wilson • Manager of Strategic Solutions - Ext 235 Coby@mocattle.com Candace Rosen • MBC Editor/Production Artist Candace@mocattle.com

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Harding Brothers, Ridgeway, MO Jody & Lana Arnall, Hartville, MO Rick Aspegren, Mtn. Grove, MO Ervin & Emma Lou Barnett, Billings, MO Lloyde & Kimberly Bates, Jefferson City, MO Richard Bauman, Ste. Genevieve, MO Alexandra Belshe, Henley, MO Loren Belshe, Henley, MO Scott Bernstein, Davisville, MO Linda Black- Thomure, Park Hills, MO Walter Block, Carthage, MO Taylor Case, Russellville, MO Stacy Cason, Macon, MO Douglas Climer, Rogersville, MO Kelvin Cox, Eagleville, MO Gerard Fitzpatrick, Smithville, MO Brent Foreman, Anabel, MO Carey Frank, Centertown, MO Gary Freeman, Jefferson City, MO Dale Gentry, Bethany, MO Perry Gorrell, Lonmon, MO Rebeccah Harris, Neosho, MO Landon Headings, Buffalo, MO James & Magan Henderson, Elkland, MO Cass Kleeman, Braymer, MO Kurt & Cassie Kleeman, Braymer, MO

Todd Kluesner, Scott City, MO Bryan Knutter, Lawson, MO Jim Koetting, Henley, MO Will Maddox, Fulton, MO Kolton Martin, Wright City, MO Levi & Jamie McCoy, Carthage, MO Norman Mengwasser, New Bloomfield, MO Rodney Metscher, M&M Cattle, Cole Camp, MO Gavin Morris, Ellington, MO George Morris, Ellington, MO Brigham Nelson, Platte City, MO Eric Paden, Paden Cattle Company, Mexico, MO Owen Paden, Mexico, MO Al & Jennifer Pemberton, Double A Angus Ranch, Shelbyville, MO Glenn & Randy Prenger, Jefferson City, MO Craig & Darla Rogge, Wellington, MO Junior Snyder, Carthage, MO Greg Stevens, Bethany, MO Rudy Veit, Wardsville, MO Pete Walters, Walters Land & Cattle Co, Anderson, MO Abigail Weber, Atlanta, MO Robin Wenneker, Columbia, MO Brad & Beverley Willoughby, Wright City, MO Mike & Tammy Zuzack, Bourbon, MO

See the MCA Membership Form on page 70.

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Straight

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with Mike Deering Just Leave Me Alone Farmers and ranchers are unarguably some of the most independent people on the planet. As a rule, they want to live their lives, provide for their family and make a living off the land without big brother looking over their shoulder. Unnecessary and burdensome regulations are unwelcomed. A pervasive invasion of privacy and private property rights by out-of-touch bureaucrats infuriates even the mellowest cattleman. You work hard. You follow the law. You don’t need government holding your hand. Simply put, you want to be left alone. Just leave me alone. How long have we been saying that? Has it worked yet? There is always some overzealous bureaucrat in need of something to do. While we are never going to truly be left alone, there are things we can do to minimize the unnecessary government interference and create an environment that empowers you rather than stifles you. It happens at the ballot box.

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I cannot begin to stress the importance of voting, but vetting is even more critical. That’s where this association comes in. The MCA Policy and Legislative Affairs Committee reviews every single House, Senate and statewide race. This includes a great deal of research, reviewing voting records, media statements, and more. It also includes face-to-face interviews with statewide officials. The committee’s recommendation to endorse a candidate must be approved by 80 percent of the Board of Directors or it fails. It is quite the process and one we can be proud of as it truly is driven by members.

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In order to ensure candidates who have been vetted by MCA members rise to the top, it takes money. I hate it as much as you do, but if we are serious about electing individuals who truly value what you do every single

Executive Vice President day, it takes money. It is against state law for MCA to contribute to its own Political Action Committee, so we must raise funds independent of dues dollars. That’s why we transformed the Cattlemen’s Steak Fry into a PAC fundraiser a few years ago, while maintaining the tradition of honoring past presidents. The annual steak fry is our most significant PAC fundraiser. We expect 500 people to attend, but we could have even more. This event continues to grow year after year because people are seeing the difference we are making in Jefferson City and they know it starts with electing the right people. We have a lot of good champions for agriculture leaving both chambers because of term limits, making the 2018 elections even more important. We ask that you attend the 15th Annual Cattlemen’s Steak Fry on June 9 (registration form is on page 72) and consider donating items for the auction, purchasing a table or sponsoring the event. We sincerely appreciate all county affiliates who make this event possible and a special thanks to those counties that really go above and beyond for this annual fundraiser. A special shout out to Callaway-Montgomery Cattlemen’s who year after year sponsors this event at the highest possible level. We hope to see you on June 9! Our future is not inevitable. We must pursue it. We can make a difference now and into the future by simply electing decision makers who understand and value Missouri’s beef cattle industry.


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BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS May is Beef Month Everywhere! Excitement is in the air for Beef in May. Many local cattlemen’s and cattlewomen’s groups are preparing to grill, sample and educate locals about the importance of beef. We welcome their help in promoting beef to consumers and schools. Counties, like Dallas, Boone and others are scheduling school field trips to beef farms to educate students and teachers about the importance of beef in a healthy diet.

Proclaiming

The Missouri Beef Industry and the Mt. Vernon School District invite you to celebrate May as Beef Month at Mt. Vernon, Missouri elementary school. Director of Agriculture, Chris Chinn, will present an official proclamation on behalf of the state of Missouri, and highlight the importance of the state’s beef industry. Beef Month is celebrated in Missouri during the month of May to recognize farmers and ranchers and their vital role in raising a safe, wholesome, and abundant food supply to feed the world. In addition to the proclamation, the Missouri Beef Industry Council is hosting a luncheon for guests attending the proclamation. Following the proclamation and luncheon, MBIC is hosting a “Cattle Chat” for Mt. Vernon elementary students. “Cattle Chat” provides an opportunity for the students to rotate throughout educational stations to learn more about farmers and ranchers, animal health, and animal nutrition.

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MCA Juniors heading to Sedalia – Bring your aprons to make the best burger!

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Are you headed to the MCA All Breeds Junior Cattle Show June 8-10th? The Missouri Beef Industry Council is hosting two events, COOKING AND SPEAKING, to support the next generation of beef producers and advocates for the industry. Details for the events are on the mobeef.org website. You must be a member of the Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association to participate.

Promoting Beef for All Producers through the checkoff

As the population and the beef industry grows in the state of Missouri, so does opportunities to “Drive Beef Demand” in the Show-Me state. Consumption is on the rise for beef among consumers nationwide. Promotional and education efforts through the checkoff at local, state and national levels are reaching consumers, with more beef messages than ever before. The Beef Checkoff is vitally important to producers to help market their production. As marketing channels increase for livestock through traditional and innovative ways to sell animals, the importance of the checkoff continues to be on the front burner. By law, all producers selling cattle or calves, either privately or through livestock markets or registered dealers, for any reason and regardless of age or sex, must pay $1-per-head to support beef/veal promotion, research and information through the Beef Promotion and Research Act. Here are some specifics: •Whoever makes payment to the seller is considered a “Collection Point” or person and must withhold $1-per-head, remitting those funds to the Qualified State Beef Council (QSBC) where they live. Collection points could include auction markets, feedyards, dealers/order buyers, other producers, auctioneers, clerking services, banks, packers and other entities. The buyer is generally responsible for collecting $1 per head from the seller. By law, both buyer and seller are equally liable to see that $1-perhead has been collected and paid. •Under the Federal Act and the Order, the Missouri Beef Industry Council, through their contracted collection contract with the Missouri Department of Agriculture, is legally responsible for collecting assessments. No producer is exempt from the


checkoff. Buyers who resell cattle no more than 10 days from the date of purchase may file a nonproducer status form and avoid paying an additional dollar. They are, however, responsible for remitting collected funds and reporting any transaction to the checkoff. Producers may access and print the forms from the mobeef.org website, or, contact the Missouri Department of Agriculture for a supply of forms.

Pasture to Plate (P2P) tours are everywhere in Missouri in May!

Exports accounted for 13.6% of total U.S. beef production in February, 13% year-to-date. One percent higher than last February. Export value of $322.29 per head of fed slaughter in February - Up 16% from February 2017. Contact our office for materials, meetings, signs, promotion grant or education grant applications. We are always glad to help in your beef promotion and education efforts.

This year, MBIC is hosting regional P2P tours for influencers in our industry. Chefs, Grocers, Nutritionists, Dieticians, Health Professionals and others will be “jumping on the MBIC bus” to tour farms and ranches all within a day’s drive. Tours currently scheduled include the St. Louis region on May 14; Mid-Missouri region on May 17 and St. Joseph region on May 23rd. Stops will include panel discussions about our industry from “hands on” people like animal nutritionists, veterinarians and producers. These activities build positive relationships/partnerships to help advocate for beef. Contact Mary Scott in our office for more details.

Meat Demand on the Rise in the Pacific Rim

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Chilled beef shipments to Japan, Korea, Taiwan are driving export growth Chilled beef shipments of $1.2 billion for Jan.-Feb. 2018 were 20% higher than the same period last year. The volume of 206,079 metric tons (454 million pounds) was 10% higher than same period last year.

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Missouri Beef Industry Council Director Election

LEGAL NOTICE

Notice is hereby given that the Director of Agriculture will be conducting an election to fill three positions on the Missouri Beef Industry Council Board of Directors. One regional council member is to be elected in each of Regions 1, 2 and 3. Terms of office are three years. Any cattle producer within the specified regions of the State of Missouri who is producing cattle for market and the legal owner of one or more head of cattle becomes eligible to vote in the election by registering at his/her respective Farm Service Agency (FSA), or electronically at http://mda.mo.gov/councils/ prior to July 17, 2018. Cattle producers who have voted in any of the previous three (3) elections are not required to register unless their address has changed. The Missouri Department of Agriculture will mail ballots to registered producers August 17, 2018. Ballots must be postmarked no later than August 31, 2018 to be valid.

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Any qualified producer may be nominated and have his/her name placed on the ballot provided the independent nomination is accompanied by petition of not fewer than 100 producers in the nominee’s region and written permission of the candidate. Petitions must be delivered to the Director of Agriculture on or before July 20, 2018. Petition forms are available from the Missouri Department of Agriculture by calling 573-751-5633.

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Carl Gene Messner Carl Gene Messner, 51, peacefully passed away Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in the company of his wife and children after a courageous four and a half year battle with cancer. He was born December 3, 1966 to Leon and Carolyn (Phillips) Messner in Albany, Missouri. As a child, Carl was very involved in 4-H and FFA where his passion for raising and showing cattle and sheep grew. He enjoyed showing at the local, state and national level. Carl was also very active in high school sports where he ran track, played basketball, and received All-State honors for football. In addition, Carl was a member of the National Honor Society and participated in various other activities. After high school, Carl attended the University of Missouri where he majored in Agriculture Economics and minored in Agronomy. There he met his college sweetheart and the love of his life Kerri Lamp. They were united in marriage on August 6, 1988 in Chillicothe, Missouri. On campus Carl was involved in the Farmhouse Fraternity, was a founding member of the Mizzou Collegiate Farm Bureau, a CAFNR ambassador, and many other activities. Carl’s love for the crop industry began while planting and harvesting research plots in Sanborn Field. His passion led to

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He enjoyed being the voice of the Warriors during football season and helping coach various teams during his daughters’ time in school. He was a great mentor and coach to many people in all areas of his life and appreciated those who had guided him in the same way. Survivors include his wife Kerri; his three daughters, Kourtne and husband Matthew Parker of Kansas City, Missouri, Blayre of Columbia, Missouri and Kayce of the home; his parents Leon and Carolyn Messner of Albany, Missouri; 1 brother, Norman and wife Debbie Messner of Shawnee Mission, Kansas; and 2 sisters, Janice and husband Richard Rusick of Highland, Utah; and Jackie and husband Matt Jameson of Cameron, Missouri; father-in-law, Don Lamp, Chillicothe, Missouri; as well as many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents Earnest and Thelma Messner, Carl and Rosella Phillips, and his mother-in-law Sharon Lamp.

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Carl was a devoted member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association where he served on the board, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, the American Angus Association, the American Simmental Association, the Missouri Corn Growers Association, as well as many others. His main focus was supporting boards and committees that helped better the future generations in agriculture and the youth in his hometown.

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his first job working for Golden Harvest. He then transitioned to working for Pioneer as a District Seed Sales Manager. After 21 years at Pioneer, Carl began working for GFG Ag Services in Albany, Missouri as the company’s Seed Sales Manager. He specialized in Pioneer products. This brought him closer to home, which allowed him to devote more time doing what he loved the most, raising Angus cattle and promoting youth in agriculture across the state.

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Nadine Henry Nadine Henry, age 80, formerly of Purdin, MO died Monday, March 19, 2018 at Assisted Living in Weatherford, TX. Nadine Faye (Buswell) Henry was born on January 16, 1938 at the family home in Purdin, Missouri to Herbert and Allilee Buswell. On July 24, 1960, she married Allen Leroy Henry at Bear Branch UMC church. Growing up, Nadine was active in the Shelby 4-H club. Nadine graduated from St. Joe Business College in 1959 and started work at the St. Joe Stockyards until she married in 1960. She was actively involved in the family farming operation all of her life. Nadine worked for the University of Missouri at the Forage Systems Research farm at Linues for over 30 years as the Secretary. Over the years, she worked in the office at the Brookfield Sale Barn and Ray Ball auction. Nadine was active in the Missouri Cattlewomen’s Association as the Ways and Means chairperson for many years and the Linn County Cattleman. She was very active member in Bear Branch UMC church serving as a Sunday School teacher, Sunday

School and Church treasurer, membership chair. She served as the communion steward for over 50 years after an Uncle asked her to take over for him. She had a passion for growing flowers along with gardening. Survivors included her husband, Allen of Weatherford Texas, 2 children, Lorraine Henry of Omaha Nebraska and Leon and Peggy Henry of Weatherford, Texas; 2 grandchildren, Abbi and Alli Henry of Granbury, Texas and several nieces and nephews and other relatives. Her parents, Herbert and Allilee Buswell, one brother and sister-in-law, Marlin Dean and Georgianna Buswell preceded her in death. Memorials to Bear Branch UMC Church, PO Box 373, Brookfield, MO 64628 or Shelby 4-H Club scholarships 11372 Field Drive, Browning MO 64630. You can also mail to Leon Henry 2110 Fort Worth Hwy Weatherford, TX 76086

Brad Colin January 27, 1956 - April 10, 2018 Brad Lynn Colin, age 62 of Butler, Missouri died Tuesday, April 10, 2018. He was born January 27, 1956 to Lloyd Dell and Deloris Maxine Barber Colin in Nevada, Missouri.

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Genetrust LLC Promotes Cody Gariss to Lead Role Source: GENETRUST The GENETRUST partners are pleased to announce the promotion of Cody Gariss to the lead role as CEO/PRESIDENT of GENETRUST. Cody has been involved with GENETRUST since its formation in 2009. His role and responsibilities have increased significantly over that period of time, excelling in whatever responsibility he has assumed within the organization. The GENETRUST partners feel that his ability and potential within this new role is unlimited and look forward to growing and expanding with him. Vern Suhn, who has been the managing partner and President of GENETRUST since its formation, has decided to step down in that role effective June 1, 2018. Vern will remain an active participant in GENETRUST, staying involved as a founding partner and remaining a member of the board of directors of GENETRUST. In addition, Vern will continue to assist in marketing and sales throughout the 6 GENETRUST sales per year while aiding in the transition of the GENETRUST leadership change. GENETRUST will continue to have one of their annual foundation sales at Suhn Cattle Company the 4th Tuesday of March each spring. The GENETRUST partners appreciate the leadership Vern has provided the organization since its inception, and look forward to his continued guidance and insight in shaping the future of the organization. Cody is uniquely qualified to assume this role, understanding the challenges the GENETRUST commercial customer base faces because he lives it himself. Growing up on a diversified cattle operation in Lamar, Missouri, he attended Missouri State University and graduated with honors from MSU with a major in Animal Science and a minor in economics in 2005, returning to the family operation following graduation. In addition to their seedstock operation, he is co-owner/ operator of a commercial cow/calf operation and large backgrounding/stocker operation, retaining ownership in the majority of the Brangus sired cattle produced there.

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Prior to the formation of GENETRUST, Cody worked in a consultant and procurement role for both Suhn Cattle Company and Chimney Rock Cattle Company in their respective annual Brangus seedstock sales. Since the inception of GENETRUST, Cody’s responsibility has increased progressively and he has been involved in marketing/advertising, semi-annual newsletter production and content, catalog production, sale cattle evaluation & preparation, herd consulting, and breeding recommendations. He has been primarily responsible for all aspects of the “Spring Fling” online embryo auction that has helped broaden the GENETRUST customer base nationally and internationally. Over the last 10 years, every member of GENETRUST has been impressed with Cody’s ability and potential. Bill Davis, owner of Chimney Rock Cattle Company and one of the founding members of GENETRUST said, “I am very excited about this next step in the evolution of GENETRUST. Vern has done an incredible job of taking a dream and turning it into reality. Cody has been with GENETRUST furthering his knowledge of our industry, expanding on his education, and quietly preparing himself for this opportunity. I could not be more excited for GENETRUST, for Cody, and for his family.” GENETRUST is the nation’s leading supplier of Brangus and Ultrablack genetics, marketing over 700 bulls annually. Formed in 2009, they have consistently ranked among the top 20 seedstock suppliers in the United States, as ranked by BEEF magazine. GENETRUST markets cattle through four traditional sales each year, two in Texas, one in Kansas and one in Arkansas, having added two additional marketing venues with an online embryo auction and most recently an online bull sale, as well as year-round private treaty offerings. For more information on the GENETRUST program visit www.GENETRUSTBrangus.com.

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International Brangus Breeders Association News Source: IBBA Houston – The International Brangus® Breeders Association (IBBA) board election ballots are tallied, and the newly-elected directors were seated on March 2 at IBBA’s 2018 Annual Meeting. Incumbent directors serving in 2018 are Chris Heptinstall, area one; Bill Davis, area two; Vern Suhn, area three; Mike Vorel, area five; Lee Alford, area seven; Danny Farris, area seven; Doyle Miller, area-eight elect; Steve Densmore, area nine; Troy Floyd, area ten; and Eddie Roberts, area 11. Darrel Law, area-four elect; Greg Romans, area-six elect; and Allen Goode, area-seven elect, joined these incumbent members of the board officially at IBBA’s Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. Area four’s election was won by Darrel Law. He and his wife, Connie, along with their sons, Brad and Clint, own and operate Four L Farms located in Lafayette, Tennessee. The farm operation in North Central Tennessee and South Central Kentucky consists of

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commercial and registered Brangus and Ultrablack® cattle. Darrel’s career as an agricultural teacher and school director has been instrumental in establishing a good, working relationship with people and organization committees. Law said he truly appreciates the opportunity to once again represent the membership in his area.

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Greg Romans was elected to represent the IBBA membership in area six. He and his wife, Sheryl, own and operate Romans Brangus, in Vale, Oregon. Romans raises alfalfa, wheat and corn, and he runs about 80 head of registered Brangus and Ultrablack cattle on the remaining pasture. He started his registered Brangus herd in 1986. Today, Romans markets 20-25 Brangus and Ultrablack bulls every year in the west. He previously served as a board member of the West Coast Brangus Breeders Association. Romans said he believes in, and has a passion for, Brangus cattle and supporting our youth. Romans, also, said he pledges to do his best to represent the membership.


Allen Goode was elected to represent the IBBA membership in area seven. Goode serves many IBBA committees and initiatives, as well as the International Brangus Breeders Foundation Board of Directors. In addition to his involvement in IBBA, he serves the International Red BrangusTM Breeders Association as vice president of the board, and he has served on multiple committees and in multiple leadership roles. Allen said his operation, TRIO Cattle & Genetics, has grown to become synonymous throughout the Brangus world for the highest quality Red Brangus and Brangus seedstock. Allen said he appreciates the global reach of Brangus genetics and works to promote and bring the Brangus world closer together. Doyle Miller was re-elected to represent the IBBA membership in area eight. He is the managing partner of Miller Brangus, a registered and commercial Brangus breeding program located in Waynesboro, Tennessee. Miller Brangus, owned by E. D., Doyle and Bert Miller, has been in the cattle business for 41 years and in the registered Brangus business for 34 years. Miller Brangus strives to breed a superior seedstock cow herd using proven stockman principles in combination with the technologies of artificial insemination, embryo transfer, and ultrasound technology. Doyle has served on numerous committees within the IBBA; this re-election will mark his second term on the board. He also serves as the board’s president this year.

The International Brangus Breeders Association (IBBA), headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, strives to provide the commercial cattle industry, domestically and internationally, with the best genetics possible. Founded in 1949 as the American Brangus Breeders, the organization has since evolved into the IBBA. The IBBA’s purpose is to enable its members to produce quality beef for the commercial cattle industry and its consumers. For more information about IBBA, visit gobrangus.com.

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Monroe and Shelby Counties Over 100 cattlemen from Monroe and Shelby Counties joined at the Shelbina American Legion Hall at 6:30 p.m. on March 24, 2018, with the intent of creating a joint Cattlemen’s Association. Welcome was given by Tony Francis. Dinner was sponsored by Dan Busch/KABA/Select Sires and the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. A special presentation was given by the Paris FFA Chapter Ag Issues Team on clean meat. MCA Executive Vice President Mike Deering talked about the purpose of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and what your membership dollars go towards. Tony Francis discussed the purpose of the meeting, which is the Monroe-Shelby affiliate merger. A motion was made by Russ Thomas to merge counties. Bobby Fodge seconded. Next on the agenda was the adoption of the MonroeShelby County Cattlemen’s Association by-laws. Bobby Fodge moved to accept the by-laws as proposed. Jarrell Foreman seconded. Up next was the nomination and election of six board members from each county. Nominated from Shelby

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Over 100 cattlemen from Monroe and Shelby counties came together to form a new affiliate organization. This first meeting was sponsored by Dan Bush/Select Sires. This new affiliate plans to focus on both producer and consumer education, as well as supporting youth and young cattlemen. There are plans for a summer farm tour, promotions for beef month, and joining other members of MCA to work the Beef House at the Missouri State Fair.

County were Al Meyers, Mark Wilson, Susan Coon, Marshall Gingrich, Ron Arnett and Dean Carroll. Nominated from Monroe County were Russ Thomas, Bobby Fodge, Aaron Eckman, Richard Pemberton, Tony Francis and John Browning. Lynn Fodge moved nominations be closed. Bob Fodge seconded. Tony Francis informed everyone of the calendar of events from MCA. March 28 was Cowboys at the Capitol, and April 5 was the MCA State Board Meeting. MU Livestock Specialist Daniel Mallory gave a program on reproductive management while the board members convened to determine officer positions:

President – Tony Francis Vice President of Programs – Al Meyers Vice President of Membership – Russ Thomas Secretary – Bobby Fodge Treasurer – Aaron Eckman Co-Treasurer – Richard Pemberton State Board Member – Marshal Gingrich State Board Member – John Browning Board Member – Mark Wilson Board Member – Susan Coon Board Member – Ron Arnett Board Member – Dean Carroll


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Treasurer Aaron Eckman reported $2,125.61 in the checking account, $1,508.65 in the savings account, and $2,089.87 in the CD. We made $2,000 for catering the Consolidated Electric Annual Meeting. Meeting locations will alternate between Monroe and Shelby counties. Monroe county meetings will usually take place at Tony’s office in the FSA building at Paris. Susan will look into the possibility of using the Shelbina library basement. The first meeting will be in May. Aaron Eckman brought up the need to discuss our liability insurance at the next meeting. Beef month is coming up in May. We used to give beef away at IGA and cooked in a different town each weekend. The membership will need to decide what we are going to do this time at a future meeting. Some things we have done to promote beef in the past: • Sponsored the Wounded Warriors for two years • Donated and cooked ribeyes for the concession stand at the Monroe County Fair • Donated implants for Monroe County steer weigh-in Suggestions for things to do in the future: • Donate steaks to the Shelby County Fair • Buy a premium on a steer We need to add Shelby County to our signs, and the trailer, and also need to get new tires put on the trailer. Board members re-joined the general meeting, and the member positions were announced. Questionnaires were collected and drawn for door prizes (gloves, hats and a liability sign).

SW Missouri Cattlemen The April meeting of the association was held in Cassville at the Show-Me Plaza. The association holds one or two events each year in locations other than Lawrence county. A nice turnout of 50 or so enjoyed the meal that was catered by John Sullivan. Meat entrees included smoked pork, chicken and of course, beef. You can guess which one had the most left over. Joe Brown, MultiMin sales representative sponsored the supper. Joe introduced the speaker, Bob Gentry, DVM a technical service veterinarian with MultiMin. He reviewed the importance of trace mineral supplementation and why the injectable product was a wise choice under certain conditions. President, Russell Marion, Pierce City conducted the brief business meeting. The association’s grill crew was very busy in March and on a few occasions they were grilling in two locations at the same time. April will likely see less activity with only a request from the FFA at Ash Grove. Plugs were made to attend Cowboys at the Capitol on both April 4 and 25 and the Cattlemen’s Steak Fry on June 9. Two members discussed their experiences with the proposed wind farms in Lawrence, Dade and Barry counties. Eldon Cole gave a report on upcoming University of Missouri Extension activities. Included were Missouri Steer Feedout, Show-Me-Select Heifer Sale, May 18 and the Grazing School at Mt. Vernon on May 8, 9 and 10.

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Dallas County It’s not every day that the host of a nationally aired TV show comes to Dallas County! Nearly 325 members of the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association (DCCA) and guests were in for a royal treat at our April 10 meeting as Dr. Dan Thomson paid us a visit at our monthly meeting held at Prairie Grove School, south of Buffalo. Dr. Thomson is a Jones Professor of Production Medicine and Epidemiology at Kansas State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine. As host of the RFD nationally aired veterinarian television show entitled “Doc Talk,” his show reaches over 45 million homes worldwide. Dr. Thomson is recognized internationally as a leader in animal welfare, beef cattle production, and cattle health management. He has received the National Excellence in Teaching Award from the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities, and his research has been reported in many media outlets.

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After everyone enjoyed a delicious roast beef dinner prepared by ladies of the community and sponsored by IDEXX Laboratories, DCCA member Jim Rhoades introduced Dr. Thomson, his close friend and colleague. Dr. Thomson’s presentation centered around the importance of beef in the American diet. He noted that 96 percent of Americans include beef in their daily diet. He encouraged everyone to take responsibility and come together as one industry. He considers understanding and trust of consumers vitally important. He stressed that, “If we aren’t profitable we won’t be sustainable.” We were very surprised to learn from Dr. Thomson that there are more McDonald’s restaurants in Chicago than there are Chick-Fil-A restaurants in the whole United States! Dr. Thomson also discussed many other topics including advancements in animal genetics, diagnostic improvements, new technology in nutrition, changes in housing such as confined cow-calf operations, and management changes in the beef industry.

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We really enjoyed Dr. Thomson’s friendly nature and thank him for sharing his knowledge about current beef production practices.

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We would also like to greatly thank IDEXX Laboratories for sponsoring our meeting. IDEXX is one of the top 10 global animal health companies with 7,000 employees. As Senior Marketing Manager Worldwide Bovine for IDEXX, Dr. Rhoades encouraged producers to work with their local vet to utilize the Missouri Department of Agriculture diagnostic lab in Springfield.

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Also offering remarks at the meeting was MCA VicePresident Marvin Dieckman who updated us on MCA events. In addition we heard from Buffalo FFA officers and commend them on their many recent accomplishments. Our next meeting will be held May 8th at the O’Bannon Community Center in Buffalo. Gibson Insurance and Springfield Livestock Marketing Center will be our sponsors. May 11th will be a big day for us as we will be holding our annual Fourth Grade Beef Field Day at the Dallas County Fairgrounds. We expect around 200 to attend including students, guests, DCCA volunteers, and Buffalo FFA students.


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Newton-McDonald County The March meeting of the Newton-McDonald County Cattlemen’s Association was held at the Crowder College Tatum Center located in Jane, Missouri, with the evening’s steak dinner sponsored by BoehringerIngelheim and the Diamond Animal Clinic. Just over 100 members and guests were on hand to enjoy the faire provided through the efforts of Larry Haflich, Estella Osborn and the two-county grilling team and the cadre of members who provided their favorite homemade ice cream. To quote the phrase, “a good time was had by all!” Jeff Schoen, senior sales representative with BoehringerIngelheim, presented an informative program around the health needs of beef cattle, the ways their firm answers these needs and responded to questions from the membership. He provided promotional materials from the organization and a $50 gift certificate for each family to be used toward purchase of Long Range wormer from Diamond Animal Clinic. Jayne Haskins followed up introducing the professional staff members who were all on hand from Diamond Animal Clinic. Following up, President Ruhl directed members to the written memorial entitled, “Remembering Doc”. It brought-to-mind the incredible contributions to all in the industry from Dr. Harold Haskins. “Doc” was the founder of Diamond Animal Clinic, a long-time member and supporter of the Cattlemen’s Association and a career long veterinarian in the Diamond and Neosho communities. The memorial included many memories of the out-sized effort and impact of this incredible gentleman and concluded by noting, “Each of us who knew Doc. Haskins count it a blessing and we are all better for having been his friend.”

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President Ruhl also noted the memorial flowers sent by the association recently and noted, as well, the action of the executive committee to provide a donation to the Cash Moore Foundation, in memory of Bailey “Cash” Moore. Members wishing to make contributions may do so at the Cash Moore Foundation, 4719 Hwy E., Granby, Missouri 64844.

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Next was a presentation on state and national farm issues/government activities from Representatives Bill Reiboldt and Bill Lant and U.S. Senator Roy Blunt’s Agriculture Director, Don Lucietta. All three noted their memories of and appreciation for Dr. Haskins and after a rundown of current activities in respective capitols, answered questions. In closing the discussion, Ruhl thanked the two legislators for their outstanding work over the past seven-plus years (the two are term-limited), that have had a direct and lasting impact on farming/

ranching in our state. The membership showed their heartfelt appreciation with a standing ovation. A new fundraising activity was next on the agenda, with the auctioning of two vintage farm sign reproductions. The signs, generously donated by White Buffalo Sign Company of Joplin, were auctioned by local auctioneer extraordinaire, Loren Garren and raised $500 for chapter activities. The association thanks White Buffalo for their support. Their showroom is located in USA Print at 205 W. 20th in Joplin. The e-mail address is whitebuffalosigns@gmail.com for those interested in follow-up. President Ruhl called the business meeting to order and following approval of the minutes and the treasurer’s report, Ruhl and vice president Nick Neese directed members to the summary of the recent state conference activities in Columbia. They recognized two members for their efforts on membership. Estella Osborn received an engraved knife from MCA, and Dr. Ronnie Rogers was presented an MCA wall clock. In keeping with the theme, they introduced the latest new members. They also discussed the calendar of association meetings and activities for 2018. Jorge Zapata, the new director of the division of agriculture at Crowder College then outlined two important upcoming activities including Crowder Aggie Day contests which bring thousands of high school students from mid-America to campus annually and plans for the 5th Annual Cattlemen’s Calf Sale co-sponsored with our partners at Joplin Regional Stockyards. (See the June issue of Missouri Beef Cattleman for related article about the sale.) Members were also encouraged to promote the upcoming Newton-McDonald County Grazing School set for June 5-7 at Crowder College, and the closing report was provided by Estella Osborn as she introduced the new Newton-McDonald County Cattlemen’s Association website. The Association is in the process of promoting advertising for the 2019—2020 Membership Directory, and the website is being offered as a source for advertising as well. This new effort is made possible by the hard work of a number of members, led by Estella and through the generosity of members Randy and Jenni Drake, who donated the funds to launch the first year of the program. The next meeting of the association will be sponsored by FCS Farm Financing and is set for May 15, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. at the Williams Agriculture Building at Crowder College.


Douglas/Wright County The Douglas / Wright County Cattlemen’s Association met on Tuesday, April 10, 2018, at 6 p.m. in Mountain Grove, Missouri at Club 60 Steakhouse. The group enjoyed a steak dinner sponsored by FCS Financial and Whitetail Properties. President Karla Besson opened the meeting and brought us up-to-speed after a significant break in meetings since December 2017. The winner of the essay contest in December, Caleb Higgins successfully calved out his Red Angus heifer donated by Gourley Red Angus; a nice bull calf will be auctioned off at our December 2018 meeting. Funds from the auction will be split between Caleb and the Douglas/Wright County Cattlemen’s Association. For their efforts, all three kids who received a heifer in the contest were presented a one-year MCA membership, compliments of the Douglas/Wright County Cattlemen’s Association. We look forward to welcoming them at our monthly meetings! After dinner, time was given to our sponsors who gave a brief presentation on their businesses. Cody Whorton of FCS Financial spoke on options available for financing, including land, livestock, equipment, operating loans

and rural home loans. FCS also offers kids in 4H/FFA an option to obtain a one-year interest free loan as a starting point on a farm project. Brian Utecht, land specialist and owner of Whitetail Properties, spoke on land values and the importance of knowing the market in your area when buying/selling property. He added that prices are highest at this time on recreational timber properties, and the average farm acreage sold in the Douglas/Dallas County area is around 300 acres. The Douglas/Wright County May meeting will take place May 8 at 6 p.m. at Club 60 Steakhouse in Mountain Grove, Missouri. Sponsors to be announced.

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Polk County “Spring, oh spring, where art thou?” is a question I have heard asked several times. As I write this article in the afternoon of April 15, it is 34 degrees with a wind chill of 24 degrees. And, we have a hard freeze warning for tonight. Wow, this is a spring for the record books I guess! The Polk County Cattlemen held their April meeting at Smith’s Restaurant on April 12. We had approximately 90 in attendance. The meeting was sponsored by Floyd’s Financial Services of Springfield. We most certainly appreciate their sponsorship. Randy Floyd, of Floyd’s Financial, and his assistant, spoke with us about the importance of making financial plans for our future and how to pass our assets on to our heirs. It can appear to be a daunting task when we try to sort out all the information we hear from day to day. Floyd’s Financial Group offers free consultation to help us with that task. The number to call is 417-889-7233. We were pleased to have several FFA students from Bolivar and Pleasant Hope Schools in attendance. The Bolivar Students did a skit about so called “clean meat” or also known by some as “fake meat.” People, don’t be

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fooled by this so-called meat, which is not meat at all. Be informed shoppers about the advertised products that try to convince all of us that the fake items are as good, or better, than our good, farm-grown products. This is false and misleading. Each year, the Polk County Cattlemen offer students who will be entering college, or are already in college, an opportunity to receive a scholarship. At this meeting we recognized the recipients of this year’s scholarships. Remember students can continue to apply for scholarships as long as they continue in college. We want to thank Mark Stanek, Keith Stevens and John Shuler for the great job they did when they cooked for the Teters employee appreciation luncheon. Thanks fellows. On May 12, we will be cooking, and giving out samples of beef at Woods Grocery. This is in honor of “May is Beef Month” and also to promote beef products.

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Our next meeting is scheduled to be at Smith’s Restaurant Thursday, May 10. The cost is $5 per person. Please plan to attend, and bring someone with you.

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Barton County Barton County Cattlemen’s Association met March 19, 2018 in Lamar, Missouri. Jeffery Schoen, representative for Boehringer Ingelheim sponsored a brisket dinner. Mr. Schoen then presented a program, “Prevention Works.” He explained when vaccination should be given to improve cow/calf health and increase profits. A 45-dayold calf can be vaccinated. Vaccinations are needed to prevent persistently infected calves. He described the difference between a killed vaccine and a live vaccine and when it is best to use each of them. Vaccination records from the past are important in making the decision about what to use. He said vaccination is like insurance. For example, with vaccinated cows, the calving rate will increase and calves will be heavier at weaning. Travis Merrick, regional vice president, discussed briefly some of the concerns and questions about windmills (wind turbines). He encouraged feedback from the members on the association’s activities.

On the right is Darrel Kentner, president of Barton Co. Cattlemen and on the left is Jeffery Schoen, representative for Boehringer Ingleheim.

Rick Morgan also encouraged members to be involved; and to either attend state activities of MCA or talk to him or Merrick to have their voices heard.

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Cole County On March 18, 2018, the Cole County Cattlemen’s Association held their Fourth Annual Fundraiser Banquet. The funds benefit youth in agriculture to fund college scholarships, showmanship awards to 4-H and FFA kids at the Cole County Fair, and the new junior meetings held during the regular general membership meetings and other local youth activities. The banquet meal consisted of prime rib, baked potato, green beans, slaw, drinks and dessert. The event was well attended with a crowd of 340 guests present. It was held and catered by the Wardsville Lions Club in Wardsville, Missouri.

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Activities included silent and live auctions, a 50/50 raffle, gun raffles and lots of visiting with old friends and making new ones. Shiloh was the band for dancing, and it was enjoyed by young and old alike. We were honored to have multiple representatives from the state office including the MCA president, a member of the state executive committee and staff present. Greg Buckman, MCA president, thanked the local cattlemen who worked on getting the association going four years ago and passionately exclaimed the importance of becoming a member of the association. Chuck Miller, Region 2 vice-president, reported on the Cowboys at the Capitol and the progress the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association makes with the Legislative Assembly on the needs of the farming and ranching community that feed and clothe the population. He elaborated more on the number of mouths fed today and the projected population that will need to be fed in the future. He detailed some issues now in the legislature, and MCA is there as one way to fight for everyone’s needs and to make sure every producer in Missouri has a voice.

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Coby Wilson introduced himself as the newest member of the MCA state staff, he replaces Wes Tiemann as the Manager of Strategic Solutions. Coby elaborated on his duties at the state office, including assisting with the national award-winning Missouri Beef Cattleman magazine, non-dues revenue and sponsorships and assisting with coordination of the trade show at the annual Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show.

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A plaque was presented by Vic Lovell, CCCA vicepresident, to Travis Roling, who has been president of the Cole County Cattlemen’s Association for the association’s four-year history.

Vic Lovell, Travis Roling, and Greg Buckman recognize Vic for his service.


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The Lafayette County Cattlemen elected officers and board members at their annual meeting March 10.

Southeast Missouri Cattlemen’s Association On Wednesday, March 28, the Southeast Missouri Cattlemen’s Association hosted a beef cattle nutrition meeting at the Cape Girardeau County Extension Office in Jackson, Missouri. The turnout to the meeting was excellent—almost all of the 120 seats were filled. People’s Bank hosted a meal before the meeting. The speakers were Dr. Eric Bailey, the state beef nutrition specialist, and Dr. Anthony Ohmes, regional agronomist, both with the University of Missouri Extension. Bailey gave a presentation where he talked about feeding the cow herd mineral and why it is necessary, forage and hay quality, weaning and preconditioning calves before selling, setting up weaning pens, and feeding commodities vs. feeding complete feeds. Ohmes discussed why it is necessary to get soil tests done, forage species selection,

Members learned more about cattle feeding from two MU Extension speakers.

Eric Bailey discussed proper mineral supplementation with producers.

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fertilizing forages, and hay storage. Missouri Cattlemen’s members from Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Franklin, Perry, Scott, Stoddard, and St. Genevieve counties were present.

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Johnson County On March 15, the Johnson County Cattlemen’s meeting was hosted at the home of Bryan Moon and Moon Farms. Special thanks to Mike Richner, Missouri Livestock Supplements and Dennis Turner of Turners Special Supply for sponsoring the delicious meal with food from Miller’s BBQ.

One final thought is that each of us lives in a country that allows us the freedom to speak our convictions. How we use our voice defines who we are. God bless this great country we call America.

The 60-plus in attendance were also treated to some wonderful homemade desserts. Thank you ladies for providing the desserts. Mike Richner began the program by sharing information concerning their products. Mike discussed the process and advantages of their cooked tubs. Mike shared that the physical form of their supplements assures a slow, consistent and controlled intake of nutrients. Mike also provided information on the various cattle products they carry. In this part of the country, as we all know, fescue is our main pasture forage and that always presents a unique challenge. Mike shared their Fescue Plus 16 tub is a good “allaround” tub for this area. The bottom line for cattle producers is to have our cattle perform at peak proficiency and the tubs would help with this.

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Dennis Turner shared with the group some history of the family-owned business and their experience in meeting the needs of those in beef production. Dennis informed the group that that one of their specialties is formulating rations to achieve maximum production and feed efficiency. As we all know, no two individual operations and cattle are the same and what works for one operation doesn’t always work for another. Dennis said this is one feature that benefits those who use their products.

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Kenny Smarr, Johnson County Cattleman president, shared with the group a concern that affects all those in the cattle business. Once again, we are under attack for what we do for a living. Valley Oaks Steak Company LLC, (CAFO) has applied for a National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit. Valley Oaks Steak Company’s feedlot operation in Johnson County is seeing intense opposition from others. As of this date, they have had three head of cattle killed, presumably by someone opposed to their operation and future plans. As cattlemen, we need to support Valley Oaks or soon we may also see our own cattle operations under attack, no matter our operation size or where it is located in the state. In addition to the $5,000 reward for the apprehension and conviction of those responsible, Johnson County Cattleman has also given $1,000 to the amount.

Mike Richner speaks to the membership.

Members enjoy a delicious meal before the program.

Dennis Turner speaks to the membership about his business.


Cass/Jackson County The March meeting of the Cass/Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association met at the Harrisonville Community Center. After a traditional Irish meal of corned beef, MFA gave a presentation on Health Trac and Power Calf. MFA representative, Ben McMullin spoke on the app for collecting field data on the cattle herd and where to obtain this app. MFA’s Jon Roberts then led a follow-up on the VFD program that has been in place for one year, using the “Feed to Achieve” theme. He also spoke on Shield Tech as an act to feed the antibodies favorable most in animals that are stressed. Bruce Mershon, Region 5 MCA vice president spoke on Cowboys at the Capitol and indicated that our date was March 28. Bruce also spoke of the Valley Oaks facility (feedlot and slaughter facility) proposition. DNR was holding an open forum on this proposal in Warrensburg at the community center April 3 at 6 p.m.

George and Betty Reed talk with fellow member Bob Flint.

CJCCA members George and Betty Reed will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. The celebration will be on March 25, 2018 from 2-4 p.m. In a more somber mood, member Joyce Francy, passed away Sunday, March 18, 2018. Don and Nancy Rhoads joined Cass/Jackson members for a meal.

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Bates County The Bates County Cattlemen met April 10 at the Kerns Center in Rich Hill. Tyler Black of Citizens Bank and Tim Champlin of Trade Comm sponsored the meal. Tyler shared about the bank’s history and emphasized its focus on agriculture lending. The founding and current owners, as well as Tyler, were and are active in the cattle business and understand the logistics of the industry. Trade Comm is a bulk feed and shavings supplier located in Rich Hill. Tim Champlin is also involved in the cattle feeding business and knows what it takes to remain profitable. The business meeting had plenty of topics. Our group was finally able to purchase and deliver 21 tables to the Bates County fairgrounds. These tables will be used in the pavilion during fair dinners. Ivan Fischer announced he is planning to attend the Vernon County Cattlemen’s meeting on April 19 to learn more about the “Mo Beef for Mo Kids” program, sponsored in part by the Missouri Beef Industry Council. This program is designed to provide beef to schools throughout the state by partnering with local producers and the school’s food supplier. Producers donate a cow to be butchered. The food supplier pays for the processing, and the school receives beef for cafeteria lunches.

mentioned several upcoming state events including the Steak Fry and State Fair Beef House. He also encouraged members to vote in the upcoming MBIC election. Ivan announced that new “Beef, it’s What’s for Dinner” road signs were available for producers to purchase and post on their property. He encouraged everyone to think of places they could hang the sign and said the group would discuss buying some at the next meeting. To celebrate May as Beef month, the group is planning to hand out free hamburgers in the Family Center parking lot. This event was a huge success last year with approximately 200 burgers served. A donation jar was available and over $400 was collected, which we donated to the local food pantry. This year has been hard on the cattle community in Bates County, with the loss of three lives from tragic car accidents. Our thoughts and prayers continue to go out to the families of Alex Jenkins, Josh Lindsay and Brad Colin. Our next meeting will be held May 8.

Our new business consisted of reports from state director Carl Bettels on the Cowboys at the Capitol lobbying session held April 4. Carl said there were four main topics on the agenda this year. The first of which was stopping an attempt to raise property taxes. This was voted down, keeping taxes at or below current rates. Legislators are also looking at bills concerning animal neglect, private property rights and fake meat marketing. Following Carl’s report, Lonny Duckworth reported on the state board meeting held April 5. He said the state association is in a very strong financial position and is still working toward the 5,000 members goal. Lonny

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St. Clair County The April 10 meeting of the St. Clair County Cattlemen’s Association was held at the Farmhouse Kitchen in Appleton City. John Neale opened the meeting with prayer before the meal was served. Josh thanked Appleton City Feeds for sponsoring the meeting and Farmhouse Kitchen for a great meal. Scholarship applications were due April 1. We had four applicants this year. The scholarship committee will

Kendra Stewart from the Lakeland FFA accepted a $200 donation check from the cattlemen to help with expenses for their trip to the Washington Leadership Conference.

review them and select up to three recipients. May 5 we will be set up at Carneys, Food Fair, and Buzz’s supermarket from 9-12. Prizes for each location will be two $125 beef bundles, two camp chairs, and one grilling tool set. May 12 we will have a float in the Lowry City parade; float prep will be at noon at Josh Salmons house. Parade is at 2 p.m. June 8 is the Appleton City parade. We will have a float in the parade and sell ribeye steaks. Setup to cook is at 4 p.m.

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June 9 is the Cattlemen’s Steak Fry in Sedalia. Josh and Mike are sponsoring a table and will take our auction items. This year we donated a hot shot and two syringes.

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Henry County We are squishing through the mud to the feed troughs one day and lying in sunshine on soft, green grass the next. Do you suppose the livestock is as confused as we humans are on the swift changes in our Missouri weather?

We had a dinner/meeting last month. Besides the delicious food, we had a very informative meeting on “herd health.” Two new directors were elected: Janet Akers and Wyatt Veach. We look forward to their keeping us up-to-date on issues and information from the state office.

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Newly elected president Taylor Bush and his wife Suzanne attended the meeting. Suzanne is our scholarship chairman. Members Tony Smith and Gene Reid visit before the dinner.

South Central Missouri Cattlemen

The new board members are Wyatt Veach and Janet Akers.

We had a great turnout of over 50 members for our monthly meeting at Mega Motorsports in West Plains. We would like to thank Russ Gant and his crew at Mega Motorsports for sponsoring the meal and catching us up on the new ATVs and UTVs in the industry today. Our speaker for the evening was Troopers from Troop G Highway Patrol in Willow Springs explaining the ruling on Electronic Logging Devices (E.L.D.) There were lots of questions and a good conversation.

Buffalo Livestock Market 1 mile west on Hwy 32 • Buffalo, MO 65622 Barn: 417-345-8122

Sale Every Saturday 12:00 Noon

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• Selling 1200 to 1700 head Farm Fresh Cattle weekly • Special Stock Cow and Bull Sale 3rd Tuesday night of each month at 6:30 p.m. • Pre-Vac Feeder Calf Sales 2nd Saturday of every month in conjunction with Regular Sale (Pfizer Pre-Vac, BLM Pre-Vac, Bayer Program, Mo Quality Assurance. LMA-Vac and MFA Health Track)

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Owners… Lyle Caselman Leon Caselman Howard Miller 417-345-7876 H 417-345-4514 H 417-345-8612 H 417-533-2944 cell 417-588-6185 cell

South Central Cattlemen board of directors would like to thank Missouri Beef Queen Kenadee Barnitz for taking the time to come down to our meeting. The future in the beef business is in good hands when we see this generation getting this involved.


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Common Sense with Baxter Black Officer in Need of Assistance Clair hired out to Bob punchin’ cows. Clair soon realized it was more like working at a wild game park than a cattle farm. Two square miles of rollin’ western Minnesota pasture. Bob never knew how many cows he had. “It doesn’t matter if you count’em in the Fall,” he’d say, “It’s what comes back in the Spring that counts!” It would be fair to say that the cattle were never handled much. They were ‘rangy’, as they call it up there. Bob and Clair cowboyed a bobtailed load of cull cows together for a trip to the auction yard in Sioux Falls.

The ol’ snub nose truck chugged the sixty or so miles with no problem. Being clever with machinery, Bob had rigged a long rope from the cab to the tailgate. It allowed him to back up to a loading chute and open or close the gate from the front. Unfortunately, in downtown Sioux Falls, the cows became hyperactive and tangled the rope. They managed to raise the tailgate enough so that three cows parachuted out the back.

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The boys could feel, rather than see the load lighten. They pulled over and were able to catch two of the stunned beasts. But the third had landed on her feet and escaped! “Don’t worry,” said Bob, “She’ll turn up.”


They left word about the missing cow at the sale barn and returned home.

Police. “I already talked to you yesterday,” he explained, “You have my insurance agent.”

Next day, back at the farm, the phone rang. “Are you Bob?… This is the Sioux Falls Police Department…We have your cow… we need the name of your insurance agent… Forty-eight thousand in damages…

“We realize that but this is Internal Affairs.”

“Well, we found her last night. She was wild as a peach orchard boar! We surrounded her with four patrol cars. Our plan was to euthanize her but nobody could get a clear shot as she careened around inside our makeshift car corral. She destroyed the sides of four cars. Broke windows, tail light, side mirrors and a spot lights. Dented, bashed, banged and fouled doors and fenders. Ripped off door handles, chrome and antennae till it looked like a smash on the highway! Then she jumps over the top demolishing the flashing light array, two yard fences and a permanent Nativity scene! “Four blocks away we surrounded her again and finally dispatched her humanely. There will be some additional liability to repair the bullet holes in the side panels and at least three new tires. “We called the rendering truck.”

It turns out that four of the officers had taken the cow over the state line to be butchered. Internal Affairs was calling to see if Bob wanted to press charges! Bob didn’t, but between Internal Affairs, his insurance agent and his conscience, they reached a compromise. It included, I’m told, one complementary parking ticket and a GET OUT OF JAIL FREE card from the Sioux Fall’s finest.

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The next day Bob got another call from the Sioux Falls

CENTRAL STATES BEEFMASTER SALE

Saturday, May 12, 2018 • 11:00 a.m. Sycamore Springs Arena, Locust Grove, OK 5 1/2 miles south of Locust Grove on Hwy. 82

Offering

90 Lots of Cattle:

43 Open Heifers • 10 Pairs 24 Bred Heifers • 12 Bulls Some Black, Several Polled

Grading of Cattle Friday, May 11 2:30 p.m. Featuring Top Young Genetics

CSBBA Membership Meeting & Dinner Friday, May 11 6:30 p.m. MAY 2018

For Catalog Call: Tom Hood 918-456-1199 or Online: www.csbba.org For pictures go to the Hood Cattle Services Facebook page Sale day Phones: Tom Hood 918-316-6710 • Wes Hood 479-228-8264

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NCBA Lays Out Principles for Regulating Fake Meat Source: NCBA WASHINGTON (April 10, 2018) – Today the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association submitted official comments to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) outlining key principles for the regulation of fake meat products. The comments, filed in response to Food Safety Inspection Service (FSIS) Petition Number 18-01, encourage USDA to look beyond modifying “standards of identity” in order to provide adequate protection for beef producers and consumers. “It is critical that the federal government step up to the plate and enforce fair and accurate labeling for fake meat,” said Kevin Kester, President of NCBA. “As long as we have a level playing field, our product will continue to be a leading protein choice for families in the United States and around the world.” NCBA’s regulatory principles are designed to effectively address both plant-based and lab-grown imitation beef products. Specifically, NCBA: 1) Requests that USDA work with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to “take appropriate, immediate enforcement action against improperlylabeled imitation products.” NCBA firmly believes the term beef should only be applicable to products derived from actual livestock raised by farmers and ranchers. For misbranded and mislabeled plant-based protein products, existing legislation gives FDA the authority to take enforcement actions. However, the agency has a history of failing to

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enforce labeling laws. Rather than expending time and resources to develop a standard of identity the FDA will blatantly ignore, NCBA requests USDA engage with FDA to facilitate immediate, appropriate enforcement actions against imitation meat product labels that clearly violate existing laws. 2) Urges USDA to “assert jurisdiction over foods consisting of, isolated from or produced from cell culture or tissue culture derived from livestock and poultry animals or their parts.” NCBA believes that USDA-FSIS is the agency best placed to regulate emerging lab-grown meat products. First, USDA-FSIS possesses the technical expertise and regulatory infrastructure to ensure perishable meat food products are safe for U.S. consumers. Lab-grown meat must comply with the same stringent food safety inspection standards as all other meat products. Second, USDA-FSIS labeling standards provided greater protection against false and misleading marketing claims. Unlike the FDA, USDA-FSIS requires pre-approval of all labels before products hit the marketplace. This will ensure consistent labeling practices across all products, and prevent misleading marketing labels such as “clean meat.”


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SALE REPORTS Peterson Farms Charolais - Top Pick Bull Sale 3.3.18 - Mountain Grove, MO 60 Bulls..........................................................Avg. $2,873 BJ Angus Genetics 3.8.18 - Manhattan, KS 54 Older Bulls...............................................Avg. $4,939 21 Yearling Bulls...........................................Avg. $3,464 5 Open Heifers..............................................Avg. $3,800 17 Bred Heifers.............................................Avg. $4,191 12 Bred Cows................................................Avg. $2,354 5 Open Cows................................................Avg. $5,400 4 Fall Pairs.....................................................Avg. $2,958 3 Commercial Bred Heifers..........................Avg. $2,000 12 Embryos......................................................Avg. $362 Stockman’s Classic Bull Sale 3.11.18 – Lebanon, MO 12 – 18 month old Limousin and Lim-Flex Bulls...............................................................Avg. $3,296 23 2/3 – Yearling Limousin & Lim-Flex Bulls...............................................................Avg. $2,745 Stucky Ranch – The Right Choice 3.14.18 - Kingman, KS 127 Older Bulls.............................................Avg. $4,576 15 Yearling Bulls...........................................Avg. $3,650 20 Open Heifers............................................Avg. $1,387 8 Bred Heifers...............................................Avg. $2,675 6 Fall Pairs.....................................................Avg. $7,725 24 Embryos......................................................Avg. $391 Henke Farms Production Sale 3.15.18 – Salisbury, MO 63 Bulls..........................................................Avg. $4,113 25 Females.....................................................Avg. $2,920

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Blake Drenon Rodney Drenon 660-351-4887 660-890-4898

Marshall & Fenner Farms – Annual PerformanceTested Bull & Female Sale 3.16.18 – Marshall Junction, MO 42 Older Bulls...............................................Avg. $3,196 16 Yearling Bulls...........................................Avg. $2,437 1 Open Heifer...............................................Avg. $1,800 16 Bred Heifers.............................................Avg. $2,665 6 Bred Cows..................................................Avg. $2,908 16 Fall Pairs...................................................Avg. $2,415 21 Spring Pairs..............................................Avg. $2,476 9 Embryos........................................................Avg. $441 1 Flush.........................................................Avg. $10,000 2 Pregnancy..................................................Avg. $7,000 Falling Timber Farm – Bull & Female Sale 3.17.18 – Marthasville, MO 23 Hereford Bulls.....................................Avg. $3,484.78 4 Angus Bulls............................................Avg. $2,962.50 23 Hereford Females................................Avg. $3,078.26 13 Baldy Females.....................................Avg. $2,092.30 Herdbuilder XXIV 3.17.18 – Springfield, MO 21 Fall bred heifers........................................Avg. $4,295 19 Spring bred heifers...................................Avg. $6,584 12 Open heifers.............................................Avg. $7,271 38 Limousin & Lim-Flex bulls......................Avg. $4,750 April Valley Farms – Annual Performance-Tested Bull & Female Sale 3.18.18 – St. Joseph, MO 68 Yearling Bulls...........................................Avg. $4,216 19 Open Heifers............................................Avg. $2,142 7 Bred Heifers...............................................Avg. $2,714 7 Fall Pairs.....................................................Avg. $3,350 11 Spring Pairs..............................................Avg. $5,104 Hinkle’s Prime Cuts Angus 3.19.18 – Nevada, MO 79 (16-18) mo. old Registered Bulls...............Avg. $4,820 41 Yearling Registered Bulls..........................Avg. $4,726 13 Donors & Bred Cows.............................Avg. $14,019 33 Spring Pairs..............................................Avg. $4,121 75 Bred Heifers.............................................Avg. $4,263 4 Open Heifers..............................................Avg. $3,250 6 Bred Commercial Cows.............................Avg. $2,000


KW Cattle Company – Spring Bull Sale 3.20.18 – Ft. Scott, KS 44 Older Bulls...............................................Avg. $4,409 61 Yearling Bulls...........................................Avg. $3,622 20 Commercial Bred Heifers........................Avg. $1,712 50 Commercial Pairs.....................................Avg. $2,210 McCabe Genetics – Annual Bull & Commercial Female Sale 3.22.18 – Elk City, KS 44 Older Bulls...............................................Avg. $4,546 141 Yearling Bulls.........................................Avg. $3,934 5 Bull Calves.................................................Avg. $8,800 3 Commercial Bulls.......................................Avg. $3,750 76 Commercial Open Heifers.......................Avg. $1,210 57 Commercial Bred Heifers........................Avg. $1,493 30 Commercial Bred Cows...........................Avg. $1,525 150 Commercial Pairs...................................Avg. $2,183 Southeast Missouri Performance Tested Bull Sale 3.23.18 – Farmington, MO 27 Performance Tested Bulls.........................Avg. $2,863 Sandhill Farms - Back to the Basics 3.24.18 – Haviland, KS 17 Open Black Baldy Heifers...................Avg. $1,264.41 50 Open Commercial Hereford Heifers..Avg. $1,810.00 8 Open Red Baldy Heifers.......................Avg. $1,400.00 19 Registered Cows..................................Avg. $5,868.42 107 Yearling Bulls....................................Avg. $5,186.45 Worthington Angus Production Sale 3.24.18 – Dadeville, MO 29 Older Bulls...............................................Avg. $5,775 12 Yearling Bulls...........................................Avg. $6,229 11 Bred Cows................................................Avg. $3,454 2 Open Cows..............................................Avg. $14,500 8 Spring Pairs................................................Avg. $3,375 C/S Cattle 3.25.18 – Pomona, MO 19 Older Bulls...............................................Avg. $3,094 10 Yearling Bulls...........................................Avg. $2,603 8 Bred Heifers...............................................Avg. $2,475 4 Bred Cows..................................................Avg. $2,450 12 Fall Pairs...................................................Avg. $3,325 20 Commercial Pairs.....................................Avg. $1,743 Genetrust – Trust the Brand 3.27.18 – Eureka, KS 150 Brangus & Ultrablack Bulls..............Avg. $5,230.33.

Meyer Cattle Company - Performance in the Pasture Bull Sale 4.6.18 – Bowling Green, MO 15 Older Bulls...............................................Avg. $3,836 17 Yearling Bulls...........................................Avg. $3,802 25 Commercial Pairs.....................................Avg. $2,790 Four State Angus Association – Bull & Female Sale 4.7.18 – Springfield, MO 18 Older Bulls...............................................Avg. $2,100 1 Yearling Bull...............................................Avg. $1,800 21 Open Heifers............................................Avg. $1,928 15 Bred Heifers.............................................Avg. $2,206 5 Bred Cows..................................................Avg. $1,910 17 Fall Pairs...................................................Avg. $2,826 13 Spring Pairs..............................................Avg. $2,269 Gardiner Angus Ranch Production Sale 4.7.18 – Ashland, KS 269 20 month old Registered Bulls...............Avg. $8,252 131 16-18 month old Registered Bulls..........Avg. $5,300 38 Donors...................................................Avg. $12,566 77 3-N-1 Pairs...............................................Avg. $6,906 84 Bred Cows................................................Avg. $4,649 186 Bred Heifers...........................................Avg. $5,125 22 Bred Commercial Cows...........................Avg. $3,100 193 Bred Commercial Heifers......................Avg. $2,934 1 Load Lot Commercial Heifers (51 HD).....Avg. $2,158 266 Total Commercial Females....................Avg. $2,799 SydGen Influence Sale 4.10.18 – New Cambria, MO 79 Registered Angus Bulls........................Avg. $3,113.29 6 Registered Angus Heifers......................Avg. $2,350.00 24 Spring Bred Commercial Heifers.......Avg. $1,558.33 15 2-Year-Old Commercial Spring Pairs.Avg. $2,266.67

Callaway Livestock Center, Inc. On I-70, 4 miles east of Kingdom City, MO on outer road 573-642-7486 Every Monday: Slaughter Cattle Sale 10:00 a.m. Selling All Classes of Cattle 12:30 p.m.

1st Thursday Nite of Each Month: 6:00 p.m. Bred Cows and Breeding Bull Sale David Means

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Brockmere Farms, Inc. – Performance-Tested Angus Bull Sale 4.2.18 – New Cambria, MO 27 Older Bulls...............................................Avg. $3,355 31 Yearling Bulls...........................................Avg. $3,701

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SALE CALENDAR May 4 May 12 May 12

Southeast Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Fruitland, MO Mead Farms Angus Female Sale, Versailles, MO Central States Beefmaster Sale, Locust Grove, OK

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Gardiner Angus 3rd Annual Meating Demand Bull Sale, Ashland, KS Southwest Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Carthage, MO Northeast Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Palmyra, MO

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“REESE” DISC MOWERS, CADDY V-RAKES, “REESE” TUBE-LINE BALE WRAPPER, AITCHISON DRILLS, SELF-UNLOADING HAY TRAILERS, HEAVY DUTY BALE AND MINERAL FEEDERS, FEED BUNKS, BALE SPIKES, CONTINUOUS FENCING, COMPLETE CORRAL SYSTEMS, INSTALLATION AVAILABLE: Tigerco Distributing Co. 660-645-2212, 800-432-4020 or www.tigercoinc.com. SUPERIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION Video Sale Via Satellite. Your area representative is Bob Walker, 417-777-0949. BLACK SIMMENTAL BULLS SINCE 1993: Calving Ease, Attractive, Athletic, Sound Footed and Docile. We Deliver. Mike Williams, Higginsville, 816-797-5450 STEEL OIL FIELD PIPE AND SUCKER RODS. Call 573-5782687 or 573-422-3735. COVERED MINERAL BUNKS: CCA treated wood bunks work well with salt or other mineral mix. Built is six sizes 6’ - 16’, at Sentinel Industries. Ashland, MO. Phone: 573-657-2164. PUREBRED CHAROLAIS BULLS: Good Selection, Serviceable Age, Reasonable Price. Carl Speight. Dadeville, MO. 417-995-3120 or 417-298-7307.

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Advertiser Index Ag-Power John Deere....................................................... 26 AMEC.............................................................................. 69 Boehringer Ingelheim LongRange..............................16, 17 Boehringer Ingelheim Pyramid+Presponse..................... 29 Buffalo Livestock Market.................................................. 48 Buy-A-Farm Land Auction............................................... 50 Callaway Livestock Center Inc......................................... 75 Cape County Cookie Cutter Company............................ 23 Cargill............................................................................... 63 Cattle Visions.................................................................... 65 Central Life Sciences - Altosid IGR................................. 57 Central Missouri Sales Co................................................ 52 Central States Beefmaster Sale..........................................51 Circle 5 Cattle Co............................................................. 68 Circle A Angus Ranch...................................................... 37 Classified........................................................................... 77 Clearwater Farm............................................................... 37 Durham Simmental Farms............................................... 28 Eastern Missouri Commission Company......................... 78 FCS Financial................................................................... 80 Galaxy Beef LLC.............................................................. 37 Gallagher.......................................................................... 67 GeneTrust......................................................................... 33 Gerloff Farms.................................................................... 37 Green’s Welding & Sales................................................... 35 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus................................................ 37 ILS Feed Yards................................................................... 3 International Brangus Breeders Association.................... 31 Irsik & Doll Feedyards...................................................... 79 Jim’s Motors...................................................................... 30 JJ Skyline Angus............................................................... 37 Joplin Regional Stockyards.............................................. 16 Kingsville Livestock Auction............................................ 46 Laughlin Angus................................................................ 37

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“Sales each TUESDAY” “Sales each FRIDAY” O:660-882-7413 O:573-324-2295 www.movalleylivestock.com www.emcclivestock.com Justin Angell Mike VanMaanen Jon Angell 573-819-8000 573-881-0402 573-682-4656

Lucas Cattle Co................................................................ 28 Marshall & Fenner Farms................................................. 37 MBIC Legal Notice.......................................................... 16 MCA Brand Wall Page..................................................... 73 MCA Jr Show...............................................................53-62 MCA Lifetime Membership............................................. 77 MCA Membership Form.................................................. 70 MCA Steak Fry............................................................71, 72 McBee Cattle Co.............................................................. 20 McPherson Concrete Products......................................... 77 Mead Cattle Co................................................................ 39 Mead Farms...................................................................... 37 Mead Farms Angus Sale................................................... 13 Merry Meadows Simmental............................................. 28 Missouri Angus Association............................................. 37 Missouri Angus Breeders.................................................. 37 Missouri Beef Industry Council....................................... 15 Missouri Simmental Association...................................... 28 Missouri Simmental Breeders.......................................... 28 Missouri Valley Commission Company........................... 78 MLS Tubs......................................................................... 45 MultiMIN USA................................................................ 49 Naught-Naught Agency...................................................... 7 Norbrook Family ad.......................................................... 21 Ory’s Circle 7 Red Angus................................................. 40 Oval F Ranch................................................................... 28 P.H. White........................................................................ 47 Pro-Serve.......................................................................... 20 Richardson Ranch............................................................ 37 RLE Simmental................................................................ 28 Salt Fork Feed & Supply................................................... 76 Sellers Feedlot................................................................... 50 Shoal Creek Land & Cattle.............................................. 28 Show-Me-Select Heifer Sale - NE.................................... 40 Show-Me-Select Heifer Sale - SW.................................... 18 South Central Regional Stockyards................................. 33 Square B Ranch/Quality Beef.......................................... 37 Summit Livestock Facilities.............................................. 19 Superior Steel Sales........................................................... 41 Sydenstricker Genetics...................................................... 37 Sydenstricker Implement.................................................. 55 Triple C, Inc..................................................................... 32 Valley Oaks Angus............................................................ 37 Weiker Angus Ranch........................................................ 37 Westway Feed...................................................................... 9 Wheeler & Sons Livestock Market................................... 34 Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate....................................... 30 Mike Williams.................................................................. 30 Windsor Livestock Auction............................................... 74 Y-Tex..............................................................................2, 11 Zeitlow Distributing...........................................................51


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