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CONTENTS

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FEATURES 16

Breaking from Tradition

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Moving Forward

McDowell Mixes It Up with Grids, Grass and Aggressive Marketing

MCA Members Share Their Stories of Sending Relief to the Great Plains

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Association Update County News Beef Checkoff News

Breaking from Tradition

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MCA President’s Perspective Working Today for Tomorrow

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CattleWomen’s Corner

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Straight Talk: Mike Deering

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Junior Spotlight

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What’s Cooking at the Beef House

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Capitol Update

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Field Notes: Wes Tiemann

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On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black

All in This Together

Reality Politics

It’s Show Time!

Volunteer Tips

2017 Session Update

Cover Crops & Cattle

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The Grapevine

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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 1 (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 Wes Tiemann: General Manager/Sales 816-244-4462

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

MCA Website: www.mocattle.com

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New MCA Members

Mike Deering • Executive Vice President - Ext 230 mike@mocattle.com Maria Washburn • Manager of Membership - Ext 231 maria@mocattle.com Wes Tiemann • Manager of Strategic Solutions - Ext 235 wes@mocattle.com Candace Rosen • MBC Production Artist Candace@mocattle.com

Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation www.mocattlemenfoundation.org

Missouri’s CattleWomen

http://mocattle.com/missouricattlewomen.aspx

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NCBA News

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Sale Calendar

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Advertiser’s Index

Cover: Photo by Austin Black Courtesy of the Red Angus Association of America. Find us on Facebook:

Missouri Cattlemen’s Association

Butch Meier, President 573-270-4185 • 2013 Co. Rd. 330, Jackson, MO 63755 Greg Buckman, President-Elect 573-696-3911 • 14601 N Rt U, Hallsville, MO 65255 Bobby Simpson, Vice-President 573-729-6583 • 3556 CR 6150, Salem, MO 65560 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

2017 MCA Regional Vice Presidents

Region 1: Luke Miller, RR 2, Box 182 Hurdland, MO 63547 660-299-0798 Region 2: Charlie Besher, RR 5, Box 2402 Patton, MO 63662 • 573-866-2846 Region 3: Chuck Miller, 393 Spring Garden Road Olean, MO 65064 • 573-881-3589 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: Dustin Schnake, P.O. Box 145 Stotts City, MO 65756 • 417-461-3139

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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, 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, #100, Columbia, Missouri, 65201.

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Larry & Eli Misty, Rogers, Peacefull Pines Farms LLC, Preston, MO Pete Mitts, Broken M Ranch, Savannah, MO Keith Mueller, Mueller Farm, Jefferson City, MO Trenton Murfin, Edward Jones, Lewiston, MO John Murphy, JMK Ranch, Flemington, MO Chris & Jalisa Nann, Flemington, MO Austin O’Neal, Pat & Austin O’Neal Farm, Wheatland, MO Ben Owsley, Bry O Farms, Cross Timbers, MO Brent & Chelsie Pearson, Pearson Farms LLC, Hermitage, MO Rick & Artie Pearson, Hermitage, MO David Pemberton, Pemberton Family Farm, Iberia, MO P. David Perkins, Unionville, MO Forrest Pinkman, Good Line Farms, Stockton, MO Kevin Piper, Piper Ranch, Flemington, MO Austin & Leah Rains, Weaubleau, MO Steve & Linda Ralls, Wasola, MO Timothy Riemensnider, Riemensnider Farms LLC, Iberia, MO Darrell & Michelle Rife, Rife’s Farms, Weaubleua, MO Kyle Roder, Bar R Farms, Crane, MO Justin Runde, Ravenwood, MO Jacob & Katie Safley, Hardin, MO Robert Sawyer, Wheatland, MO Matthew Schmidt, Kearney, MO Jackie Schulte, Freeburg, MO Colton Scott, 40/P Ranch, Novinger, MO Robert Selvey, Selvey Farms, Liberal, MO Philip Shannon, Humansville, MO Bruce Shaver, Grovespring, MO Bobby Shaw, B-Shaw Farms, Bronaugh, MO Jay & Angel Sherrill, Tabor Creek Ranch, West Plains, MO Sam Shippy, Centerview, MO Lonnie Simpson, Simpson Farms, Rocky Mount, MO Keith Small, Weableau, MO Alan Stiens, Maryville, MO Oscar Stokes, Felmington, MO Dale & Cathy Stoll, Stanberry, MO Greg Sudbrock, Grass Farm, Centralia, MO Ron & Cindy Sullivan, Maryville, MO Robert Summers, Summers Farms, Huntsville, MO Greg & Evelynn Sundwall, Cross Timbers, MO John & Jody Throener, Skidmore, MO Tom Tobin, Maryville, MO Edgar & Marvin Tuley, Tuley Farms LLC, Palmyra, MO Marsha Vaughn, Vaughn Angus Farms, Weableau, MO Ben Walters, Sunny Dell Farms, LaMonte, MO Randall White, Ridgeway Farm Inc, Hardin, MO Bruce & Renee Wiederholt, Maryville, MO Jeff & Patricia Wiederholt, Ravenwood, MO Ryan & Kacie Wiederholt, Ravenwood, MO Jason Williamson, Williamson Ranch Fencing, Bloomfield, MO Jon Wilson, Wilson Farms, Ava, MO Larry Wilson, Wilson Farms, Flemington, MO Stan Wilson, Preston, MO Dan & Alice Wisdom, Wisdom Farms, Preston, MO Raymond Wright, Wheatland, MO James Zumwalt, Big Iron Cattle Co, LLC, Belle, MO

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Urbana Stockyard, Urbana, MO Whitney Ranch, Preston, MO Robbins Cattle Farm LLC, Farmington, MO J.T. & Alicia Asher, Bolivar, MO Ernest Brauch, Lucas Cattle Co, Wheatland, MO Carl Breshears, Breshears Farm, Wheatland, MO Kent Brown, Boot Hill Farms LLC, Hamilton, MO Matt Burger, Burger Farms, California, MO Carl & Gayla Button, CB Cattle Ranch, Urbana, MO Josh Cartwright, Cartwright Farms, Salem, MO Scott Corley, Flemington, MO Chase Crawford, Hermitage, MO Ginger Culbertson, Flemington, MO Jon Curless, Triple J Cattle, Jacksonville, MO Bart & Traci Davis, Flying 3 Ranch LLC, Wheatland, MO Jack & Katherine Davis, J&K Tall Grass Ranch, Wheatland, MO Robert Davis, Lucas Cattle Co, Wheatland, MO Ross Davis, Martinsburg, MO Wallace Davis, Wheatland, MO Stephen Diederich, Diederich Bros LLC, Hartsburg, MO Wilbur Durnell, Weableau, MO Zane Durnell, Wheatland, MO Tim Fernandez, Fernandez Farms LLC, Livonia, MO John & Kathy Garrison, Lazy JK Ranch, Hermitage, MO Tom Gerke, Gerke Farms LLC, Pilot Grove, MO Ronald & Lori Gist, Flemington, MO William Goodin, Goodin Farm, Princeton, MO Ed Grellner, Grellner Hereford Farm, Freeburg, MO Steve Harrison, SDH Farms, Rolla, MO David & Joni Henry, Webleau, MO Douglas Hoelscher, Jefferson City, MO Don Hunt, Double DD Farms, Weaubleau, MO Greg Hunt, GT Farms, Flemington, MO Garland Jenkins, Jenkins Farms, Polk, MO Gene Johnson, Weaubleua, MO Rodney Johnson, Warsaw, MO Russell Johnson, Weableau, MO Jesse Jones, Pitts Angus Farms, Hermitage, MO Chris Kerr, Kerr Farms, Wheatland, MO Don Koening, Flemington, MO Eric Lance, Barnard, MO Jordan & Amanda Lewton, Weaubleau, MO Jeanne Lindsey, Lindsey Farm, Urbana, MO Jeff & Christy Livengood, Dusty Rose Ranch, Craig, MO Gabe Llyod, New Bloomfield, MO Tim Logan, Cross Timbers, MO Jeff Martin, Maryville, MO Thomas McClamroch, Bucklin, MO Doug McCrea, Maysville, MO Matthew McCullough, Matthew McCullough Farms, Shell Knob, MO Jesse McElwain, Butler, MO McQuinn Farms, Stanberry, MO Larry Merchant, Merchant Ranch, Warrensburg, MO Marshall Miller, Miller Farms, Lamar, MO

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Governor Greitens Proclaims May as Beef Month in Missouri Missouri beef producers are recognized for their dedication to the industry and producing safe, wholesome beef. Missouri Director of Agriculture, Chris Chinn, on behalf of Governor Eric R. Greitens, proclaimed May as Beef Month on Friday, May 5, 2017 during a proclamation ceremony held in the Saint Louis Science Center’s GROW Pavilion. Missouri cattlemen and women, along with nearly 150 students, teachers, and parents from St. Louis elementary schools were in attendance for the ceremony. “May is Beef Month” is celebrated nationwide in various states, including Missouri. The official proclamation was made to recognize the dedication and hard work of Missouri cattle producers, as well as the safe, wholesome beef they produce for consumers in Missouri, the United States, and globally. Missouri beef producers are a driving force in the state’s economy with a herd of 4 million head of cattle on more than 50,000 farms and ranches, encompassing nearly 10 million acres. Missouri’s cattle industry contributed

more than $3.3 billion dollars in sales in 2016 to the state’s economy, creating more than 40,000 jobs. In addition to the economic benefit beef provides to the state, beef has an important role at the dinner table providing the fuel consumers need to live a healthy and active lifestyle. A three ounce serving of beef provides 10% or more of 10 essential nutrients for less than 10% of the daily value for calories. More specifically, a three ounce serving of beef contains nearly 50% of the daily value for protein, which is important in building and repairing muscle. “It was an honor to help kick off beef month today with some of Missouri’s beef cattle ranchers and area elementary school students. We all interact with items that come from beef cows, and Missouri farms, every single day, which is why we bring special attention to the beef industry during the month of May.” said Director Chris Chinn. To celebrate the official kickoff to “May is Beef Month”, the students, teachers, and parents were invited to “Cattle Chat”, hosted by the Missouri Beef Industry Council and the Saint Louis Science Center, immediately following the proclamation. Cattle Chat included presentations on animal health, animal nutrition, and the opportunity to visit a cow and her calf in the livestock corral at GROW.

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To learn more about the beef industry in Missouri, or to explore recipes and cooking information, visit www. mobeef.org or follow @beefcouncil on social media.

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Kansas City is First Stop For New Agricultural Secretary Source: Ag Business Council of Kansas City In his first public appearance outside of Washington D.C., since his Senate confirmation earlier this week, new U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue was welcomed by more than 450 enthusiastic Missouri and Kansas farmers, ranchers and agribusiness men and women at a town hall meeting at the American Royal on April 28. The event was hosted by the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City. Sec. Perdue said agriculture is the most productive sector of the U.S. economy, and although it is going through a difficult stretch at the moment he offered an optimistic outlook: “The sun is shining above the clouds.” As a footnote to his comments about being sworn in as secretary by U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, Sec. Perdue said his oath was also a pledge to do the best job he can. “What I do reflects on you and what you do reflects on me,” he told the farmers and ranchers. “Let’s be a family, do things right and feed everyone.”

Part of the Missouri crowd that was at the American Royal to greet Secretary Purdue.

Describing agriculture as a noble profession, Sec. Perdue went on to describe the pride he felt to be part of an occupation responsible “for the actual sustenance of the world.” Then Sec. Purdue got down to business, succinctly stating his philosophy regarding agriculture: “Grow and trade it” – which is what everyone in the auditorium wanted to hear. He noted NAFTA has been good for American agriculture and industry, but the Trump administration intended to bargain for the best terms possible in all areas of the pact. Sec. Perdue said he has been impressed with President Trump’s negotiations, referring to how the White House has walked back some of the earlier rhetoric about leaving NAFTA. Also, rolling back onerous regulation enacted in the last eight years will boost productivity. More interagency cooperation, which he intends to foster, will further stimulate the economy.

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On hand for the event were many key agricultural and government leaders in Missouri and Kansas. Bob Petersen, executive director of the Agricultural Business Council briefed the secretary on the benefits agriculture provides to urban economies. Dignitaries included: U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-KS), Missouri Lt. Governor Mike Parson, Missouri Department of Agriculture Chris Chinn and Kansas Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey.

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Senator Jerry Moran said there was no more important business sector in the U.S. economy than agriculture. But he may have summed up the proceedings before they even got underway when he said that politics for Sec. Perdue have always been personal. And he expected the new USDA secretary to run his agency with a personal touch.


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ORYS 07 RED ANGUS Service age bulls, bred cows, cow/calf pairs, show prospect heifers available.

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417-652-3425 417-839-7205 www.oryscircle7.com

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Diamante Red Angus Ranch has been operating just west of Diamond Mo. Since 1999. From the beginning we have worked to produce the best Red Angus cattle that we could. Utilizing an AI program, purchasing herd bulls, and females from some of the oldest and best known names in the breed, names such as Ludvigson, James Red Angus, Neo-Sho Stock Farms, Parker, RA Brown and many others has allowed us through selective breeding to develop the herd that we have today. We develop and sell by private treaty all of our bull production at the ranch. The bulls are on a rationed feed program and are allowed to fully develop so they will have the stamina to hold up with a large herd of cows. We strive to produce a large percentage of “heifer bulls”, and our bulls EPD’s will show it by ranking in the top percentage of the breed in all categories. From time to time we will have females for sale, but not on a regular basis. Should you be in need of one or more bulls that will not melt on you, but will be ready and able to get the job done, give us a call and take a look at what we have to offer.

Owners: Glenn and Randy Brown 417-325-6292 • 16651 Highway Y • Diamond, MO 64840 General Manager: Jeff Cooper 417-483-6482 Ranch Foreman: Burley Sparlin 417-437-5078 • Herdsman: Jarrod Todd 417-846-3248


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COUNTY NEWS

See What’s Happening in Your County

Cedar County Cowboy hats, laughter, and the scent of succulent, smoked brisket echoed through the Ray H. Zumwalt Expo Center in Stockton on April 8, 2017 during the Cedar County Cattlemen’s Association Annual Banquet and Auction. Billy Bruce welcomed guests and introduced Cheston Stacy, Stockton FFA President, who shared with the audience some chapter highlights. Megan Richner presented the from Feb. MBCSept2014c.qxp_Layout 1 minutes 9/24/14 9:59 AMthe Page 62member meeting and Kala Kenney presented the financial report. Both reports were approved by a majority report of the membership.

Nancy Adams proudly shows off the delicious homemade gooseberry pie she purchased during the auction. The $325 pie was made by Nedra Fox.

The invocation was given by Don Boultinghouse. The silent auction was opened and dinner was served. There were 70 members and guests in attendance. Special guests of the evening included Sandy Crawford, state representative and her husband Bill; Keith Stevens, past MCA president and his family; David Moore, MFA representative. The dinner was provided by the Cedar County Cattlemen’s Association and served by the following members of the Stockton FFA Chapter: Cheston Stacy, Katie Walker, Clayton Locke, Amy Ayers, Sam Craft,

Buffalo Livestock Market

Thank you to the Stockton FFA members for doing a wonderful job serving the meal. Pictured left to right: Sam Craft, Cindi Prothro, Amy Ayers, Clayton Locke, Cheston Stacy and Katie Walker.

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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Order Buying Service Available

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

Becky Koger, John and Sandy Crawford enjoy the evening.


Bill Nance and Don Boultinghouse.

and Cindi Prothro. The tips, totaling $300, was donated back to the chapter. The live auction started after dinner. Both the silent and live auction raised over $6,000. Special thanks to Bruce and LeAN Auction Company and Nance Auction Service for conducting the auction. Supporting the beef community is important to the cattlemen. The money raised during the auction is allocated to support local youth and initiate beef promotion efforts on the local level. Cedar County Cattlemen would like to say a big thank you to everyone who supported the auction.

Vernon County The Vernon County Cattlemen met April 20, 2017, at 7:00 p.m. at the Vernon County Fairgrounds. Approximately 40 people enjoyed pizza for dinner. Treasurer Tommy Wait reported that the Vernon County Cattlemen have given over 80 scholarships to area high school seniors since 2001. This year’s scholarship committee reported that they are awarding six scholarships to high school seniors and three of the newly created upper classmen scholarships. Names were not released yet, as they are presented at the schools’ awards nights. President Jay Sloniker reported on legislative updates. The annual Bushwhacker Days booth is scheduled for Saturday, June 10. Beef Month Second Grade Coloring Contest entries were judged by the group. JUNE 2017

The next meeting will be Thursday, May 18, at the Vernon County Fairgrounds.

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Lincoln/Pike County The bi-county body of the Lincoln/Pike County Cattlemen’s Association continues to prove steadfast and progressive. Each year, the organization moves forward with a head full of steam, growing awareness for the beef industry as well as increasing the contributions to the youth who will serve as ambassadors for beef commerce for years to come. March 25th served as the date for the 5th Annual Scholarship Banquet Dinner & Dance, and though rain and gloomy conditions were on hand in the small Northeast Missouri town of Millwood, it wouldn’t deter members and guests from a grand evening.

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Though cattlemen’s officers and members had been preparing food all afternoon, the doors to the Millwood Knights of Columbus Hall opened later in the evening. With tables selling out months in advance, the building was full once again. Raffles, 50/50 drawings, appetizers, drinks and a silent auction had the folks in the early hours entertained. The scrumptious ribeye steak dinner was provided to all those in attendance, having the scholarship recipients on hand to help serve tables. While dinner was finishing up, Missouri Cattlemen’s Association President-Elect Greg Buckman gave a short address. A special moment followed for the Lincoln/Pike County Cattlemen’s Association, when President Dusty Thornhill presented longtime cattlemen’s member and current board member Jim Eisenbath (pictured) with the Cattleman of the Year award. Jim has been an avid supporter of the cattlemen’s throughout the years, and has served as liaison for the local chapter at state meetings and conventions.

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Perhaps the proudest, most significant part of the evening took place when the 2017 scholarship recipients took center stage for all to recognize. These students range from outgoing high school seniors in the two counties to undergraduates in college, having completed and provided certain criteria for the cattlemen’s organization to review. Due to its past success, this local chapter of the cattlemen’s association was able to provide more scholarships than the previous year, increasing the total to $29,500 spanning 26 different students! Those earning scholarships for 2017 included Kelliane Mitchell, Garrett Swarnes, Ryan Talkington, Victoria Werkmeister, Riley Johnson, Kyle Schroer, Tara O’Brien, Katie St. Pierre, Riley Walton, Aaron Kuntz, Hannah Barber, Brandelyn Martin, Sarah Van Ausdal, Amanda Horne, Alexandria Cross, Sheyanna Curtis, Lance Dixon, Joe Martin, Emily Brune, Brooke Bruns, Ally Grote, Jessica Hoelting, Matt Schroer, Taylor Eisenbath, Caleb Hudson, and Kaylee Calvin. The live auction, having proven to be one of the best promotions for annual scholarship fundraising, did

again provide all with some amazing items and ultra production. Some of those items included rifles, mineral feeders, St. Louis Cardinals tickets, a homemade buggy seat, breeding box rental, booze wagons, and much more. Due to the popularity of the annual event, a table reservation was auctioned for next year’s banquet, fetching $3,100! Lastly, the evening concluded with Tim Brown & The Nitetime Friends providing live music for all to swingdance and cut a rug. With the lights down low, the good times were at a high. Folks enjoyed themselves long into the night, capping off another successful year for the Lincoln/Pike County Cattlemen’s Association!


Missouri Angus Breeders The #1 State For Angus!

WD & Bonita Pipkin • Jim & Joann Pipkin Jim 417-827-0623 • Joann 417-827-2756 9770 W. State Hwy 266 • Springfield, MO 65802 www.clearwaterangus.com Cattle For Sale at Private Treaty!

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3154 Hwy A Bland, MO 65014 573-437-3751/2507 Charlie Cell: 573-680-9117 Kim Cell: 573-291-1091 khuebler@fidnet.com www.gerloffcattle.com

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Fall Bull Sale Oct. 16 2017 12 Noon

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Kenny & Janyce Hinkle Rt. 6, Box 69 • Nevada, MO 64772 Ph/Fax: 417-944-2219 • Cell: 417-448-4127 E-mail: hpca@centurytel.net

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22227 Saline 127 Hwy • Malta Bend, Mo 65359 Brian Marshall • (660) 641-4522 www.marshallandfennerfarms.com

Since 1942

Annual Fall Bull & Female Sale October 21

21658 Quarry Lane • Barnett, MO 65011 Office: 573-302-7011 • Fax: 573-348-8325 E-mail: meadangus@yahoo.com Website: www.meadfarms.com Alan Mead, Owner 573-216-0210 Jeff Tallent, Manager 573-216-5514

35004 E. McQuerry Rd • Oak Grove, MO 64075 www.valleyoaksangus.com The Ward Family David Ward– 816-229-8115 Tony Ward – 816-365-5930 tony@valleyoaksangus.com Kyle Lynn – 573-721-6382 – Herdsman kyle@valleyoaksangus.com

36327 Monarch Trail • Guilford, MO 64457 • (660) 652-3670 MACIL LAUGHLIN FAMILY Our program is designed to control genetic improvement - not risk it. AHIR Records since 1969 In the Angus Business since 1959 Breeding Cattle with the Progressive Commercial Cattleman in Mind.

573-694-6152

E-mail: connell@missouriangus.org

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Eddie Sydenstricker Office: 573-581-5900 EddieL@sydenstrickers.com Darla Eggers - Farm Secretary

Bub Raithel: 573-253-1664 Ryan Meyers Kyle Vukadin Roger Cranmer Joe Strauss Ken Roberts

CIRCLE A RANCH

41 Hwy K Iberia, MO 65486 1-800-CIRCLE-A

Dave Gust, Sr. • Dave Gust, Jr. Nick Hammett, Commercial Mktg. Mike Lembke • Kevin Lennon

Complete Dispersal of our Registered Angus Herd • June 3

334 Seth St. - Lincoln, MO 65338 www.RichardsonRanch.net adrrmd@mail.missouri.edu

Registered Angus Bulls & Females Available

Pete 660-281-0353

Ashlyn 660-281-1720

AHIR and ultrasound information available on all bulls. Herd sires are selected based on a combination of traits and not on any single trait.

John A Jones • 573-680-5151

21320 Hwy 179 • Jamestown, MO 65046 Lifetime Member of the American Angus Association Since 1957

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Greg Connell, Gen. Manager P.O. Box 109 • Eugene, Mo 65032

Ben Eggers • E-mail: eggers@socket.net Barn: 573-581-1225 • Cell: 573-473-9202

JJ Skyline Angus

For your ANGUS Cattle Needs Contact:

MISSOURI ANGUS ASSOCIATION

P.O. Box 280, 3997 S. Clark • Mexico, MO 65265

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Henry County Wow! Has anyone been seeing a bright light in the sky? Could it possibly be the sun? Hopefully, those yellow plants in the fields will start to turn green again. We have had a busy month. Nearly 60 members and guests attended a dinner/meeting last week. Farmers Elevator (Doug Wagoner) sponsored the event and a very informative program was given by Adam Warren and Dalton Ewing. Four scholarship recipients were announced: Hannah Harper from Leeton, and Julie Hull, Cliff Nichols, and Chase Cooper from Clinton.

Sponsor Doug Wagoner (Farmers Elevator), longtime member Mike Keith, and new member Stanton Jones visit before dinner.

We had two fun activities this month. We wanted to thank the local newspaper and local radio station for all the support they give us throughout the year when we have events. On two separate days, we grilled steaks for all the empoyees of their establishments during their lunch hours. Chips, drinks, and homemade cookies were also provided. We donated and grilled hamburgers for all the youth, and their families, that participated in the Fitting Clinic as well. This is an annual event to help the youth prepare to exhibit their livestock at the various fairs.

New member Glen Goodnight gets acquainted with member Dave Micke.

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Visiting Mississippi cattleman, Steve Lee, enjoys his meal with Tony Trolinger, and Stan and Elaine Egbert.

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Secretary Lola Christopher gets acquainted with new members Bill and Kathy Sylvestor.


Cattlemen members and Daily Democrat staff waiting for the steaks to be finished.

KDKD Radio Station employees and cattlemen waiting anxiously for the steaks to cook.

Kingsville Livestock Auction Kingsville, Missouri Hwy. 58 • 45 Miles SE of Kansas City, MO

For the June Special Cow Sale Date and Time - See Website. Cattle Sale Every Tuesday 10:00 a.m. For information call Rick or Jeremy Anstine

816-597-3331 or 816-732-6070

Members helping with the Fitting Clinic are Bill Sylvestor, John and Barbara Cox, Jan Reid, Wanda Batschelett, Gene Reid, and Russ and Lola Christopher.

Visit our Website at: www.anstineauctions.com or E-mail us at: kingsville@earthlink.net

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Callaway Montgomery County

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On Friday January 20, 2017, members, friends, and supporters of the Callaway Montgomery County Cattlemen’s Association gathered for an evening of fun and fundraising at the 4th Annual Denim and Diamonds Dinner and Dance at 54 Country in Fulton, Missouri. The 400-plus attendees enjoyed a steak dinner and drinks throughout the evening as well as a dance later in the evening with music by 54 Country’s House band. Approximately $21,000 was raised from ticket sales, live auction, silent auction and gun raffles throughout the evening. The funds raised will allow the Callaway Montgomery County Association to continue to award scholarships to graduating high school seniors and to those already attending college, whom are pursuing a degree in agriculture. During the 2016-2017 school year, the county association awarded six scholarships totaling $5,000 which were a result of the supporters of the 3rd Annual 2016 Denim and Diamonds event. The association not only awards scholarships but also has donated some of its funds raised to the Jr. Livestock event in Callaway County, Montgomery County Fair events, MJCA Leadership Conference, and MCA’s PAC Fund. The goal of the association is to promote agriculture within our counties and within the state of Missouri for future generations to enjoy as many have in the past and still do today. As we all know, there are many restraints put on agriculture by outside groups who cater to our leaders in Jefferson City and Washington D.C. Another one of our goals is to educate the leaders that are elected so that they can make informed and impartial decisions on issues as they arise. Mike Deering, executive vice president of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, was also in attendance and gave a brief update on issues he is working on for the members of MCA. Presidentelect Greg Buckman was also in attendance and spoke to the crowd. We are glad that both Mike and Greg took time out of their schedules to attend and share some thoughts with the members. A special thanks to all the volunteers, including the Fulton FFA students that helped organize and make this event happen. It could not happen without them. To view pictures of the event or to see future events, visit our Facebook page – Callaway Montgomery County Cattlemen’s Association. For statewide news and events visit the MCA Facebook page – Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.

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On March 30, 2017 Callaway Montgomery Cattlemen’s association held their Spring Producers meeting held at the Callaway Livestock Center. A meal of burgers, brats, fries, and cookies was provided by MFA, Inc. and prepared by the county board members. On display prior to and during the meeting were skid steer machines which were brought on site by Bobcat of

Columbia/St. Louis. We appreciate their support of our organization and thank them for their time. The evenings program was presented by staff of MFA on their new “Powercalf” software and APP as well as their “SHIELD” technology. A huge thank you to MFA for their support. During the meeting election of new board members was conducted with Tom Bruckerhoff being elected to a second term and Alan Utterback being elected to his first term.

Caren Blaue, Callaway Montgomery County Treasurer, presenting a check for $2000 to Mike Deering in support of the Farmers and Ranchers affected by the fire in TX, OK, KS, and CO. We are proud of our Counties Members for their support of our organization and want them to know that their generosity is going to help those that were devastated by the wild fires.

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One scholarship was awarded to Morgan Van Meter and one to Ashton Stropes.

The April meeting of the Johnson County Cattleman’s Association was held at Barnyard Trailers Sales, Warrensburg. Barnyard Trailers also provided the meal for the evening. Attendence was down as the weather was nice with many members in the fields planting. Carl Elliot informed the members he would be stepping down from his position as our county representative in order to devote more time with his family. Carl, thank you for always keeping us informed on MCA matters. The annual elections for the 2017-2018 year were held with the following personnel elected: Kenny Smarr, President; Mike Moon, Vice-President; Susan Smarr, Treasurer; and Rick Huse, Secertary. Virginia Toole was elected as the new county representative to MCA for Johnson County. New board members elected were: Michael Cox and Alex Harm.

Ashton Stropes.

During the month Johnson County Cattleman donated and cooked hamburgers for the Chilhowee FFA banquet. Two $500 scholarships were awarded during the month.

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Southwest Missouri Cattlemen One thing was sure when the cattlemen met on May 2, no one could claim they couldn’t attend because they were putting up hay or haylage. The previous week brought ten inches of rain to most of the area. Ponds were running over and the grass was growing. The evening meeting at the University of Missouri Southwest Research Center, Mt. Vernon was hosted by Central Life Sciences and MFA. The buffet was catered by Prime Cut, Monett. Tom McBeth, of Central Life Sciences gave an excellent program on managing fly problems. Specifically, he focused on house, stable, face, and horn flies. Central Life Sciences and MFA represented by Chuck Hubbert held a drawing with many fly control products given away.

David Cope describes how he hopes to use the UAV (drone) around the Research Center.

David Cope, University of Missouri Southwest Center superintendent explained the video shown before the meeting and during the supper. He used a drone to show an aerial view of the activities at the SW Center. Also on the video was the Cope Ranch gathering and loading cattle from the hill country. Hopefully, the drone can be used to create interest in the center, according to David. During the business meeting Russell Marion told of the association’s endeavor to put beef into the backpack and school lunch program. This was made possible with a donation of beef from Ken Coose, Lockwood and processing of all of it into beef sticks by Frickenschmidt Meats, also from Lockwood. The generous donation from Ken yielded 5,300 sticks that carry the Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s logo. Members of the association have delivered 4,800 sticks to 18 schools in Barry, Dade and Lawrence counties plus Crane which is in Stone county.

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Jim McCann reported he recently met the new Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue with other agriculture leaders in Kansas City. He was favorably impressed with the new secretary. Jim mentioned he had delivered a load of gates to Pampa, Texas for part of the Wildfire Relief Fund. The gates came from Superior Steel, Carthage.

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Benton County Cattlewomen The Benton County Cattlewomen participated in the Cole Camp Community Center 7th annual 5K run/2 mile walk on Sat. April 22, 2017. The Benton County CattleWomen’s officers, Carolyn Dieckman, President, Alice Hinkle, Vice-President and Lois Gregory Secretary/Treasurer put together packets of literature, recipe books and Beef Snack Sticks provided by the MBIC for the participants. This was our activity for promoting May is Beef Month. The BC CattleWomen purchased four $10 gift certificates from Cash’s Thriftway and gave them to the first place female runner, first place male runner and first place female walker. There was no male walker, so it was given to the third place runner. These certificates were for beef purchases.

Left to right: Josephine Heimsoth, 1st place walker, Ashlyn Degraffenreid, 1st place runner, Lois Gregory, BC Cattlewomen.

First place female runner: Ashly Degraffanreid First place male runner: Shannon Goosen First place female walker: Josephine Heimsoth Third place runner: Todd Smart A group of young ladies “Girls on the Run” were each given a tumbler with the beef checkoff logo. Everyone enjoyed the race regardless of a rainy start.

Girls on the Run. Lois Gregory, BC Cattlewomen handing out Beef Checkoff Tumblers.

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prairie is well managed and showcases dozens of native flower and plant species. It’s a very unique setting.

The Bates County cattlemen met April 11th at the Adrian Optimist Building. The meal was sponsored by the association and various members helped with preparing delicious smoked meat and homemade side items. A special thanks to Gary and Evelyn Morrow for their help with preparations.

As the summer gets closer, the group plans to start grilling hamburgers at various events in the county. These include the Bates County Fair, the local Health Fair, and the Rural Electric Association’s annual meeting.

Rachel Whalen, MBIC director of consumer affairs, was our speaker for the evening. She shared about MBIC programs, including the Backyard BBQ promotion, Pasture to Plate Tours, and the GROW exhibit in St. Louis. Whalen also covered the MBIC budget and noted how the organization places heavy financial interest on programs and promotion while keeping administrative costs to a minimum. She mentioned there are $500 promotional grants available and encouraged the county to apply. President Lonny Duckworth started the business meeting by reading a letter sent to families affected by the Kansas wildfires. After a vote to donate funds at the previous meeting, several members contributed as well. We were able to send three $2,200 checks to ranch families that lost their homes. Lonny Duckworth and Carl Bettels reported on the MCA board meeting held April 6th and noted that Bates County has an open seat available if anyone is interested in attending future meetings as a director. Both commented on how well the Cowboys at the Capitol program has done in recent years and said legislation is a little easier this year. They said the big topics were laws about animal confiscation and eminent domain.

Our next meeting will be May 9th at El Charro Mexican restaurant in Butler.

Boone County At their April 25, 2017 membership meeting the Boone County Cattlemen awarded scholarships to nine high school seniors. Chris Chinn, Director of Missouri Department of Agriculture, spoke at the dinner meeting and challenged the students to become advocates for agriculture while in college. Students who were awarded $1,000 scholarships: Aaron Mott, Justin Belew, Grace Rathert, Emma Criswell, Sarah Oliver, Hunter Shilling, Carmen James, McKenzie Niokerson, and Brayden Blakemore. Funds for the Boone County Cattlemen’s scholarships are raised through an annual dinner and auction. Through the years, the auction has been successful due to the generous support of area businesses, community residents and cattlemen.

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Dr. Curtis Long invited everyone to attend the annual Prairie Days celebration held at his farm May 20th. The

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and brochures for parents about beef nutrition and safe handling of beef was sent home with each student.

After nearly ten inches of rain and rescheduling, beautiful sunny skies greeted everyone on May 8th for the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association (DCCA) annual “Fourth Grade Beef Field Day.” Held annually in conjunction with “May is Beef Month,” 130 students from D.A. Mallory Elementary were treated to a day at a beef farm and learned the complete story of what “pasture to plate” really means.

DCCA would like to greatly thank the Missouri Beef Industry Council for awarding us a $500 grant to help make this day possible—an example of our beef checkoff dollars at work. We really appreciate the support we get from them each year.

Hosted by farm owners Mack and Tammi Capers near Louisburg, students were rotated through six learning stations which included: 1) The importance of beef byproducts in our daily lives 2) Beef is nutritious and safe to eat (focusing on zinc, iron, and protein) 3) All about beef cattle including humane care, feeding, and beef trivia 4) Where does a cheeseburger come from—a discussion which included the importance of all facets of agriculture from the farmer who grows wheat for the bun to the dairy farmer who milks cows for cheese 5) Beef 4-H projects—showing, meat judging, etc. 6) A walking tour observing heifers grazing in pastures An added treat for the students was the chance to meet four new foals recently born on the Capers’ farm. Eleven DCCA members volunteered at the field day to conduct the learning stations and cook lunch. Also lending a hand were 12 Buffalo FFA students, agriculture instructors Dan Dryer and Mary Ann Boro, Dallas Co. Farm Bureau representatives David Andrews and Leroy Perry, and Dallas Co. 4-H Youth Assistant Becky Bell. After rotating through the learning stations, students were fed a meal complete with all-beef hotdogs. Soccer balls were given away (being byproducts from the cowhide of course), and ten lucky students took home $15 gift cards for their families to buy beef at a local grocery. A goody bag with a beef coloring book, activity sheets, a beef cookbook, as well as handouts

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A number of our junior members will be exhibiting cattle at the MCA All-Breeds Junior Show in June. We wish them all the best of luck. A few of our members plan to attend the Cattlemen’s Steak Fry that same weekend. Summer looks to be very busy for DCCA members. We will be volunteering at the Ozark Empire Fair Beef House for various events including the fair itself. Our Dallas County Youth Fair will be held the end of June, so our grills will be fired up for the three-day event. Other events including helping with the annual Buffalo Cow Camp as well as working in the Missouri State Fair Beef House. We would also like to note that at last tally the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association sent a total of $9,000 to aid the victims of the wildfires to the west of us. We thank all who donated so very much for all the generous support for those in need. We continue to keep those affected in our thoughts and prayers.

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Allison Bertz – Odessa High School

The Lafayette County Cattlemen’s Association awarded four $1,000 scholarships to 2017 seniors from Lafayette County.

Greg & Kim Bertz – Mayview, MO Plans to attend Kansas State University and major in Agriculture Communications & Food Science.

The Robert Sander Scholarship honoring longtime member Bob Sander was awarded to Abigail Oelrichs in the amount of $1,250. Haylee Schreier – Lexington High School Kevin & Melanie Schreier – Lexington, MO

Corbin Bell – Lafayette County C-1 High School

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Abigail Oelrichs – Lafayette County C-1 High School

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Moniteau County The Moniteau County Cattlemen met on April 25 at the Moniteau County Fairgrounds with a prayer then dinner. Ribeye steaks were grilled by the cattlemen with baked potato and salad, as sides. Dessert of cherry cheesecake was donated by Ann Perry, Law Office.

Dr. Borgmeyer explained how to use an esophageal feeder. He also explained that all milk replacers are not created equal, that some milk replacers could cause calf scours due to excessive fiber. He also explained things ranchers can do to help prevent coccidia. Finally, Dr. Borgmeyer explained how and where to properly administer vaccinations and medications.

Special guests were Dr. Roger Borgmeyer and Dr. Mark Oerly of California Veterinary Clinic. They addressed the crowd of approximately 80 people with a presentation titled “Cattle Basics.”

Dr. Borgmeyer and Dr. Oerly gave a very informative meeting that was well received by the audience. There were several good questions answered and fellowship by all.

Dr. Oerly explained why and when you should vaccinate your calves. He also spoke about opportunities you could take advantage of that would help you make money with your calves. He presented tools that are commonly used to castrate calves and the benefits of using specific types. Also, Dr. Oerly explained why certain vaccines are commonly used on heifers, cows and bulls.

We were reminded this was the last meeting until October. Our scholarship fundraiser will be in November. Cattlemen will be grilling steaks at the C&R grocery store parking lot on May 5 from 10:30 to 2 p.m.

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NCBA on China News “Impossible to Overstate How Beneficial This Will Be For America’s Cattle Producers” WASHINGTON (May 11, 2017) - National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Craig Uden today issued the following statement regarding the announcement from the White House that an agreement has been reached that will restore U.S. beef access to China: “After being locked out of the world’s largest market for 13 years, we strongly welcome the announcement that an agreement has been made to restore U.S. beef exports to China. It’s impossible to overstate how beneficial this will be for America’s cattle producers, and the Trump Administration deserves a lot of credit for getting this achieved. We look forward to providing nearly 1.4 billion new customers in China with the same safe and delicious U.S. beef that we feed our families. I look forward to the day when we can serve President Trump and President Xi a dry-aged American-made New York strip in Beijing.”

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Straight

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with Mike Deering Reality Politics This year in Jefferson City was like nothing I have ever seen in my five legislative sessions with the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. It was like a reality television show full of drama, bickering and mudslinging. A lot of debate was light on policy and heavy on personality conflicts. Some used floor time as an opportunity to elevate personal agendas. Social media was used by elected officials as a machine gun of sorts and random comments on the floor symbolized hand grenades. Advertising campaigns were even released against one senator encouraging people to call his personal cell number. I’m not taking sides on this at all, but the whole thing was embarrassing and extremely disappointing. I’m hoping the time off will do everyone some good and next year we will see elected leaders who put constituents over petty bickering and political grandstanding. However, there is talk about calling a special session, which could go one of two ways and I don’t think I need to elaborate further.

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This association is fortunate that we went into this legislative session knowing that this could be an interesting year as is always the case when you have new leadership. We also went into this legislative session knowing that we had unparalleled success last year. We led three veto overrides, which is not just uncommon, it is absolutely unheard of. After a year like last year, it is wise not to overstep your welcome.

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There was more than doom and gloom this legislative session. Our priority legislation led by Rep. Sonya Anderson and Sen. Dan Hegeman passed through committees in both chambers and passed the full House. It didn’t make it across the finishline, but the bill was heavily discussed and has a solid chance next year. The legislation would ensure that livestock owners who are found innocent of animal abuse or neglect are not liable for the costs associated with holding their animals and their animals are returned immediately after the ruling. This bill only protects the innocent.

Executive Vice President We also focused energy on private property rights working to ensure that eminent domain is used sparingly and as a last resort. While no legislation was passed, there was certainly progress made as several organizations engaged and spoke collectively against the unnecessary confiscation of property. A few bills supported by this association are on the Governor’s desk awaiting his approval. Senate Bill 35, which was sponsored by Sen. Mike Cunningham and led in the House by Rep. Robert Ross, adds a heavy dose of accountability and transparency to the process of government agencies purchasing land. There were also a couple of omnibus bills that included transportation provisions led by Sen. Brian Munzlinger, and Reps. Rick Brattin and Craig Redmon. The provisions allow agricultural machinery to be operated with proper lighting from sunset to sunrise and specifies that commercial vehicles that travel on designated municipal routes are not subject to nuisance claims. While the road was rocky, some good things did get done. We hope next year will include less nonsense and more business. This session did highlight the importance of this association working to get the right people into office. Please plan to attend the Cattlemen’s Steak Fry on June 10 in Sedalia, where we raise funds for MCA’s Political Action Committee. It is more important than ever to support the PAC and raise funds to elect people who value Missouri’s farm and ranch families. Why is it so important? In 2018, more than 40 House seats and 10 Senate seats will be vacant. We must find the right people to fill those vacancies or we will be in trouble. I look forward to seeing you June 10.


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BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS June Checkoff Roundup Executive Director Mark Russell

Board Member Spotlight – Nathan Martin, Centralia, lives on a diversified crop and livestock farm in Region 2 for the Missouri Beef Industry Council. Nathan has been farming and raising beef cattle since graduating from Mizzou in 1981 in Animal Science. He and Susan, his wife, have three grown children who are also involved in agriculture. Martin Angus consists of 200 cows, both fall and spring calving. They produce performance-tested registered Angus bulls and bred heifers. Technologies incorporated on the farm include embryo transfer, DNA testing, artificial insemination and using proven genetic lines. Their goals are to produce high performing, easy calving and predictable seed stock. They also market a portion of their production as finished beef with emphasis on carcass quality.

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Nathan serves on the beef council because he wants to give back to the industry he cares deeply about, adding, “Educating our consumers and continuing to promote our safe and nutritious beef is vital for our future. We as beef producers must work together with a single voice to share the good job we are doing. This reinforces consumer confidence.”

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Nathan believes today’s consumers are hearing confusing messages concerning our food supply and specifically beef, many, based solely on emotion. Nathan feels, “We have to continue sound, science-based messages illustrating beef is safe, nutritious and good for your diet.”

New Brand Image Campaign Underway After four years of using the “Did You Know” theme for Producer Communications, the team is in the beginning stages of changing brand image and messaging. The goal of the new campaign is to create an emotional connection between the beef checkoff brand and its investors, primarily U.S. beef producers. By creating this connection, we will ultimately increase understanding, grow positive attitudes, and increase trust in how the checkoff is managed. The campaign launch is planned for October 2017. Utilizing Social Media Platforms The checkoff continues to use its social media properties such as the MyBeefCheckoff Facebook page, to engage beef and dairy producers in conversations about the industry. An April 2017 post, for example, shared the truth about cows and greenhouse gas emissions. One of the topics for the current editorial quarter on social media is “Truthful Tuesday” messages about the industry. Checkoff investors say they want to know what the checkoff is doing to safeguard their industry. This particular post reached 84,756 folks with 2,215 reactions, comments and shares. Back in the Show-Me state, millennial consumers are being targeted along with the states of Michigan, Illinois, Iowa, Nebraska and Kansas with strong consumer messaging on social media. MBIC is partnering up with these states to drive the message to the largest generation ever, of consumers. Tackling Producer Misconceptions Regarding the Checkoff During the 2017 Cattle Industry Convention in Nashville, Investor Relations Working Group members were charged with a “homework” assignment to ask three individuals what they thought were the biggest misconceptions about the Beef Checkoff Program. The results are in, and the areas receiving the most comments were: checkoff administration, advertising (to both consumers and producers), the checkoff’s role in the


economics of cattle production, beef imports and “what has the checkoff done for me.”

to learn more about the importance of beef to young people and how producers do a great job raising cattle.

Over the coming months, the Producer Communications team will provide responses to the questions and misconceptions submitted through this process and we will be sharing those responses through this column.

Nutrition tours, fitness marathons and cattle shows head up the early summer agenda in addition to many livestock market customer appreciation days. A first will be a speaking contest and grilling contest for Junior’s at the Show in Sedalia June 10th. We look forward to seeing you on our travels! Call the office or reach us on Facebook or our website: www.mobeef.org

Engaging with Auction-Market Operators Nationally, Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) officers will be attending the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA) annual convention in Billings, Montana, June 14-18, where they will have the opportunity to speak with auction market owners and LMA leadership about the checkoff and thank them for the important role that auction-market operators have in the checkoff process. In Missouri, staff and board members will be visiting many livestock markets throughout the summer to answer questions about the checkoff. Customer appreciation days have become great locations for ranchers and farmers to learn about checkoff activities. Contact the office if you would like to schedule a visit. The above-mentioned campaigns are being funded to demonstrate to producers – from producers – that they can trust the checkoff is being managed well and they should feel a sense of ownership in it through key opinion leaders, including individual producers, auction-market operators, and producer organizations motivated to serve as conduits of checkoff information.

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Happening in Missouri The month of May kicked off with the beef month proclamation signing at the St. Louis Science Center in St. Louis. More than 200 school children and state beef leaders attended the signing by MDA Director Chris Chinn on behalf of Governor Eric Greitens. Activities for Beef Day at the SLSC educated large crowds about nutrition, animal health and live cattle discussions.

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Missouri Beef House By Pat & Patty Wood, MCA Beef House Managers

Volunteer Tips The TENTATIVE 2017 MCA Beef House Schedule is on page 25 and we need each county membership to take notice of date, times, and number of volunteers requested. The 2017 Missouri State Fair held in Sedalia is August 10-20 and your Beef House hours of operation are 11:00 a.m.-9:00 p.m. for the 11-day fair. The annual success of the Missouri Beef House would not be possible without the gracious volunteers that serve during shifts.

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For those wondering what it’s like to volunteer for your Beef House, here are a few guidelines: • Arrive 30 minutes prior to your county shift for volunteer orientation • Gather with your group on the patio of the Beef House/behind the MCW Showcase • Each volunteer is given an apron, MCA hat or visor, and guidance of their responsibilities • Each shift is four hours in length • Minimum of 15 up to 30 stations available for volunteer positions

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• Direction and support of your position throughout your entire shift • Opportunity to be a positive face for MCA and promote the beef industry to our customers • Free meal at the end of your shift to say a BIG THANKS for your time and dedication We encourage each of you to call your affiliate president to volunteer with your county at your Beef House “Where People Know Beef Best!” It is important that each president or your affiliate representative call our MCA Manager of Membership Maria Washburn at 573-499-9162 now to confirm that you have marked your calendars and volunteers have been contacted. Thought for the Month… “Volunteers are not paid---not because they are worthless but because they are truly priceless!”


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SALE REPORTS McBee Cattle Co. Selection Day Fayette, MO 4-15-17 4 Braunvieh Purebred bulls............................ Avg. $4725 20 McBeef Builder Hybrid bulls.................... Avg. $4065 3 Braunvieh Purebred 1st calf pairs............... Avg. $2575 4 Braunvieh Purebred fall bred heifers.......... Avg. $2488 5 McBeef Builder Hybrid 1st calf pairs.......... Avg. $2830 32 McBeef Builder Hybrid fall bred heifers... Avg. $1880 Simon Cattle Co. Farley, IA 4-15-17 53 Angus Bulls............................................... Avg. $6,829 24 Open Angus Heifers................................. Avg. $3,879 32 Commercial Pairs..................................... Avg. $2,082 East Central Missouri Angus Assoc. Cuba, MO 4-15-17 18 Angus Bulls............................................... Avg. $2,983 22 Open Heifers............................................ Avg. $2,122 15 Bred Heifers............................................. Avg. $2,433 7 Bred Cows.................................................. Avg. $1,850 8 Fall Pairs..................................................... Avg. $2,737 14 Spring Pairs.............................................. Avg. $2,532

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Common Sense with Baxter Black The Grapevine What better way to impress his new lady friend, thought Rob, than to take her to his friend’s rancho for an afternoon branding and BBQ? His ’84 model two horse trailer had been repaired so many times that it looked like a well drillin’ rig! The ‘98 pickup was using 2 quarts of oil to a tank of gas and his horse was...well, ol’ Yella looked right at home. Rob was eager as a piddlin’ puppy when he picked up Delilah and headed north outta Los Angeles. One large obstacle lay in the pit of his stomach like a pea in the Princess’s mattress… THE GRAPEVINE! It was a monster of a hill dreaded by truckers and people who still drove a small hatchback. The engine was screamin’ when they finally leveled out at the summit of the Grapevine. Rob gave Delilah a comforting look. She smiled back uneasily. Then the motor blew! A big dent appeared in the hood and it sounded like someone had dropped a Caterpillar track into his fan! They crossed silently into a service station at the bottom of the grade. He assured his sweetheart there was ‘no problema’. By dark he’d borrowed a pickup and they both agreed returning back home was the best option. He

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loaded Yella, hooked up the trailer and back over the Grapevine they flew! Halfway down Rob managed to slip his arm behind Delilah’s neck. Soon she was lulled into discussing her dreams of home and family. She snuggled closer as he noticed a tire bounce by him on the driver’s side! He couldn’t help but see the huge rooster tail of sparks spraying up from beneath his trailer! Rob wheeled the screeching rig to the shoulder. Together they unwired the trailer doors and Yella stepped out, unhurt. Rob tied him to the highway fence and unhooked the trailer. Rob’s facial tic had returned. He jumped in the pickup and headed south for the nearest place to borrow a trailer. He returned to the scene to find Yella grazing in the median with semis whizzing by on both sides and his date shivering over the still warm axle, forgotten. She, herself, was smoldering. In the space of 12 hours and fifty miles he had left his pickup, his trailer, his horse and his girl scattered from one end of the Grapevine to the other. Next day he towed the pickup to the shop, He left his trailer to be impounded by the State Police. His horse made it home safe but Delilah changed her phone number, wrote him out of her will and had not been heard of since!


Sale Calendar June 3

Circle A Complete Dispersal of Registered Angus Herd, Iberia, MO

June 10

Passion for Prime Wagyu Sale, Springfield, MO

June 27

Dikoff Angus Ranch Complete Dispersal Sale, Onaka, SD

October 16 Hinkles Prime Cut Angus, Fall Bull Sale, Nevada, MO October 21 Mead Farms, Fall Bull & Female Sale, Versailles, MO

MBC Classified The MBC Classified column appears monthly. Classified advertising is only 50¢ a word. Send your check with your ad to Missouri Beef Cattleman, 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, #100, Columbia, Mo 65201. Deadline 10th of month before an issue.

“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. BULLS: CALVING EASE LINE BRED BLACK SIMMENTALS. Outstanding EPD’s, Fast Growth. These are good looking, sound footed, fall and yearling bulls. We deliver. Mike Williams, Higginsville, MO 816-797-5450. STEEL OIL FIELD PIPE AND SUCKER RODS. Call 573-5782687 or 573-422-3735.

October 28 Maple Oaks Red Angus Bull & Female Sale, Eldon, MO

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.

October 29 Lacy’s Red Angus Bull & Female Sale, Drexel, MO

PUREBRED CHAROLAIS BULLS: Good Selection, Serviceable Age, Reasonable Price. Carl Speight. Dadeville, MO. 417-995-3120 or 417-298-7307.

MCA All-Breeds Junior Show June 9-11 • Sedalia

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Advertiser Index

JUNE 2017

Agri-Labs Vet Gun......................................................... 9 AMEC......................................................................... 49 Bachman Red Angus................................................... 21 BBU / Central States Beefmaster..................................11 Buffalo Livestock Market............................................. 26 Callaway Livestock Center Inc.................................... 38 Cargill.......................................................................... 13 Central Life Sciences - Altosid....................................... 2 Central Missouri Sales Co........................................... 60 Circle 5 Cattle Co........................................................ 34 Circle A Angus Ranch................................................. 29 Classified...................................................................... 61 Clearwater Farm.......................................................... 29 Crystalyx...................................................................... 27 Diamante Red Angus.................................................. 24 Dikoff Angus Ranch Complete Dispersal Sale............ 55 Eastern Missouri Commission Company.................... 36 Galaxy Beef LLC......................................................... 29 Gerloff Farms............................................................... 29 Grassworks Mfg........................................................... 41 Green’s Welding & Sales.............................................. 39

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Hampton Feedlot......................................................... 59 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus........................................... 29 Irsik and Doll............................................................... 64 Jim’s Motors................................................................. 47 JJ Skyline Angus.......................................................... 29 Joe Machens Ford.......................................................... 3 Joplin Regional Stockyards.......................................... 41 Kingsville Livestock Auction....................................... 31 KK Farms Red Angus - Windy Wine......................... 22 Lacy’s Red Angus........................................................ 20 Laughlin Angus........................................................... 29 Maple Oaks Red Angus............................................... 19 Marshall & Fenner Farms............................................ 29 MCA - Jr Show Photo Contest..................................... 53 MCA All Breed Junior Show....................................... 53 MCA Brand Wall Page................................................ 57 MCA Membership Form............................................. 40 McBee Cattle Co......................................................... 37 McPherson Concrete Products.................................... 61 Mead Cattle Co........................................................... 35 Mead Farms................................................................. 29 Missouri Angus Association......................................... 29 Missouri Angus Breeders............................................. 29 Missouri Beef House Schedule.................................... 25 Missouri Beef Industry Council................................... 51 Missouri Limousin Breeders Association.................... 63 Missouri Red Angus Association................................. 23 Missouri Valley Commission Company...................... 36 Naught-Naught Agency............................................... 10 Norbrook - Noromycin................................................ 15 Ogden Horsecreek Ranch........................................... 29 Ory’s 07 Red Angus..................................................... 24 P.H. White.................................................................... 31 Ashlyn Richardson...................................................... 29 Sellers Feedlot.............................................................. 46 South Central Regional Stockyards............................ 54 Superior Steel Sales...................................................... 33 Sydenstricker Genetics................................................. 29 Sydenstricker Implement - Callaway Co.Hay Day...... 62 Sydenstricker Implement - John Deere........................ 12 Triple C, Inc................................................................. 30 Valley Oaks Angus....................................................... 29 Weiker Angus Ranch................................................... 29 Westway Feed............................................................... 44 Wheeler & Sons Livestock Market............................... 38 Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate.................................. 37 Mike Williams............................................................. 37 Windsor Livestock Auction.......................................... 39 Zeitlow Distributing..................................................... 46


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