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CONTENTS

June 2018

FEATURES 42

Climate & Conception

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Simply Good Beef

How to Keep Your Cows Bred through the Heat of Summer

From Gourmet Cuts to Alternative Proteins, the American Burger Market Today is Changing

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Association Update County News Beef Checkoff News

Simply Good Beef

COLUMNS 8

MCA President’s Perspective Where Did Your Meat Come From?

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What’s Cookin’ at the Beef House

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Straight Talk: Mike Deering

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CattleWomen’s Corner

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Volunteer Schedule

Doom & Gloom, Not So Much

Learn & Step Outside Your Comfort Zone

On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black

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A Day to Remember

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Cowboy Poetry

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Capitol Update

Little, Black & Blue

Session Successes

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


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BEEF CATTLEMAN

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MISSOURI CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION

Volume 48 - 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 Coby Wilson: Ad Sales 573-499-9162 Ext 235

Missouri Cattlemen’s Association MCA Website: www.mocattle.com

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New MCA Members Red Angus News

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 Lisa Stockhorst, Administrative Assistant – Ext 234 Lisa@mocattle.com

Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation www.mocattlemenfoundation.org

Missouri’s CattleWomen

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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

Obituaries: Don Rhoads, Robert Sneed, Joyce Darlene Francy

David Dick, Secretary 660-826-0031 • 23529 Anderson School Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301

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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

Matt Hardecke, Treasurer 573-846-6614 • 19102 Skymeadows Dr., Wildwood, MO 63069

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Ronald Arnett, Shelbyville, MO Bella Baker, Atlanta, MO Caleb Bergman, Alma, MO Connor Bergman, Alma, MO Tyler Clenin, California, MO Carly Collins, Lenter, MO Paul Freund, Freund Dairy Farm, Concordia, MO Kaleb Garrison, Lazy JK & Sons, Hermitage, MO Skyler Garrison, Lazy JK & Sons, Hermitage, MO Rene Greenwell, Saint Peters, MO Brian Hart, Marshall, MO Chase Hultgreen, Willard, MO Mark & Dana Hultgren, Willard, MO Daniel Kuntz, Macon, MO Darren Littleton, Brunswick, MO Eddie McKeown, Moberly, MO

Bill & Jennifer Miller, Millercreek Farms, Jonesburg, MO Isabella Miller, Jonesburg, MO Katlyn Miller, Jonesburg, MO Kelsey Miller, Jonesburg, MO Bethannie Novak, Fair Grove, MO Carol Novak, Phillipsburg, MO Paul Peak, Peak Farms, Wellsville, MO Regan Ragsdale, Holliday, MO Amanda & Jarrod Schiereck, El Dorado Springs, MO Cody Schneider, California, MO Steve Sergent, Halfway, MO Cody VanGennip, Advance, MO Ben Walker, El Dorado Springs, MO Tyler Witt, Cole Camp, MO Bradley Woodcock, Macon, MO Emerson Young, Macon, MO Owen Young, Macon, MO Gene Yung, Booneville, MO

See the MCA Membership Form on page 60.

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What’s Cookin’ at the

Missouri Beef House By Pat & Patty Wood, MCA Beef House Managers Volunteer Schedule The TENTATIVE 2018 MCA Beef House Schedule is now in print on the next page, and we need each county membership to take notice of date, times, and number of volunteers requested. The 2018 Missouri State Fair held in Sedalia is August 9-19 and your Missouri Beef House hours of operation are 11 a.m. - 9 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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“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

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 your responsibilities • Shift is four hours in length • Minimum of 15 up to 30 stations available for volunteer positions • 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 county president to volunteer with your county at your Beef House “Where People Know Beef Best!” It is important that each county president or your county representative call our MCA Manager of Membership Maria Washburn at 573-499-9162 now to confirm that you have marked your calendars and county volunteers have been contacted. Thought for the Month… “Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they have the heart.”


2018 Missouri Beef House County Volunteer Work Schedule (tentative) August 9-19 9 Thursday

10 Friday

11 Saturday

12 Sunday

10:00-2:30

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Tri County 15 Hickory 10

Warren 10 Nodaway 10 Cole 15

Vernon 20

Knobnoster FFA 15

2:00-6:00 Texas 8 Cass Jackson 10 Morgan 10

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Gentry 15 So. Central 6

Lafayette 20

2:00-6:00 Clinton 15 California FFA 15

5:30-9:30 Randolph 10 Mid-Mo. 10 Eugene FFA 10 Russellville FFA 7

5:30-9:30 MSU 10 MJCA 10 MCW 8 CCW/MCC 8

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Benton 35 Andrew 5

Moniteau 15 Tipton FFA 15

13 Monday

14 Tuesday

15 Wednesday

16 Thursday

17 Friday

18 Saturday

19 Sunday

10:00-2:30

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Ray 5 Eldon FFA 30

Lewis/Marion 8 Sullivan 10 Maries/Osage 5

Macon 12 Linn 10

Lafayette 15

Carroll 10 St. Charles 5 Douglas/Wright 8

10:00-2:30 Southwest Cattlemen 15 Cedar 5 Adair 5

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Audrain 10 Newton/ McDonald 7

Callaway/ Montgomery 10 Appleton City FFA 13

Monroe 5 Ralls 5 St. Clair 15

Boone 15 Jasper 5

Polk 15 Franklin 8

Pettis 15

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Henry 15

Johnson 15

Knox 5 Harrison 10

Cooper 15

Howard 15 Pike-Lincoln 10

5:30-9:30 MU Block & Bridle 10 Saline 18 Columbia FFA 15

Dallas 15

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to your shift for volunteer orientation. The Beef House hours of operation are 11:00 am – 9:00 pm. If you need to change your shift, or you're a new county who would like a shift, please contact Maria Washburn at maria@mocattle.com or 573-499-9162 by July 15.

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Thanks to All the Volunteers That Make the Beef House a Success!

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Straight

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with Mike Deering Doom & Gloom, Not So Much If you rely on the evening news, your perception of Missouri politics is one of doom and gloom. You hear about career politicians, evil lobbyists, shady dealings and non-stop controversy. Your faith in the people you put in office is shaken. What the media doesn’t tell you is the good news. I know a lot of great people of both parties who ran for office for the right reasons and remain committed to serving the interests of the state. The vast majority are good people. I feel like this legislative session proved that. I saw legislators step up, determined to get meaningful legislation passed. Instead of allowing controversy to give them a reason to do nothing, they did the opposite. Undeterred leaders in both chambers focused on issues important to this state, including Missouri agriculture. This has been a productive session for this association as several of your priorities were sent to the governor. Legislation modifying the Missouri Clean Water Law and better defining “non-point source” in the state’s water laws will protect private property rights and prevent making a criminal of a cattleman when we have a heavy rain. This is the most proactive piece of legislation the entire agricultural community has rallied behind since the “Right to Farm.”

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Another win for property rights came with requiring the Division of State Parks to maintain fences coinciding with

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Executive Vice President boundaries between individual landowner property and the historic Rock Island railroad corridor. Missouri became the first state to prohibit misrepresenting a product as meat that was not derived from harvested livestock. This comes at a time when fake meat is a hot issue nationally. I never imagined fighting over what is and isn’t meat. However, this is real and I cannot stress enough the importance of this issue. The use of traditional nomenclature on alternative products is confusing to consumers and weakens the value of products you raise. A lot of good was accomplished this session, but don’t expect to hear about it on the news. The best way to know the truth is to join fellow cattlemen every Wednesday of legislative session for Cowboys at the Capitol. These people see it all firsthand. The only glimpse of doom and gloom I see in the legislature is the number of agriculturally minded leaders we are losing to term-limits. It would be remiss of me not to express gratitude to Rep. Jay Houghton and Sen. Brian Munzlinger, who both served as agriculture committee chair in their respective chamber. Another is Senate Majority Leader Mike Kehoe, who is a cattleman and member of this association. While too many to mention, there are several leaders who will leave a large void. We must stay determined to fill the legislature with people who understand and value this industry.


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Red Angus Continues Reign as Industry’s Most-Favored Female Source: by Tom Brink, RAAA Chief Executive Officer Listen closely to what the cattle market is saying, and this is what you’ll hear, “Red Angus females are more highly favored than any other beef breed!” Sale prices for Red Angus heifers topped all other breeds and breed crosses again during 2017, extending a multi-year run that has the attention of profit-minded cattle producers from across the nation. MBCJune2014b.qxp_Layout 1 5/21/15 5:09 PM Page 38

Why do Red Angus heifers consistently top the market? There are multiple reasons to cite, but stated simply, it is because they make excellent stock cows. Ranchers and farmers increasingly recognize that fact and are therefore willing to pay premium prices to own Red Angus females. We all know that valuable females hold their flesh, breed back on schedule and raise a highly marketable calf year after year. That’s what commercial producers demand and that’s how Red Angus females perform in a wide range of geographies and environments. The latest analysis of Superior Livestock Video sale data conducted by Kansas State University once again confirms that the Red Angus heifer premium is for real. While prices on other breeds averaged $164.75 per cwt during the full evaluation period (2010 to 2017), Red Angus-sired females sold for $171.55 per cwt. That differential amounts to a $41-per-head advantage on a 600-pound heifer. The other major breeds and crosses

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in this comparison included English x English, English x Continental, Black Angus-sired and Charolaissired. Heifers in those groups ranged in average price from $163.34 to $166.60 per cwt. K-State researchers noted the Red Angus premium was a highly significant statistical difference (P<0.0001), being based on 876 Red Angus heifer lots and more than 15,000 total lots. Many producers report their Red Angus heifers selling at steer equivalent prices, which is a tremendous advantage because, for most breeds, heifers bring $8 to $12 per cwt below same-weight steers. Speaking of steers, the same K-State analysis pegged Red Angus-sired steers very near the top of the market, and it also showed that FCCP-tagged Red Angus feeder calves have a $2.80 per cwt advantage over Red Angus-sired feeders that do not carry the well-recognized yellow tag in their ear. One more interesting fact is that the number of total Red Angus lots sold in Superior Livestock sales climbed higher from 320 in 2010 to 494 in 2017 (a 54 percent increase). Red Angus breed growth and premium price performance is plainly evident in Superior Livestock data, and we thank Gary Fike, RAAA Director of Marketing, and K-State for their work in bringing to light numerous important trends that help producers capture extra dollars on sale day. Additionally, thanks to Superior Livestock for allowing their database to be used in such a constructive manner to benefit beef producers. From a vaccination and herd health perspective, VAC 34 and VAC 34+ treated calves earned premiums of $2.64 per cwt, while VAC 45 and VAC 45+ calves beat the average price by $7.48 per cwt. Only 25 percent of the calf lots sold though Superior Livestock are weaned and vaccinated (VAC 45/45+), so the other 75 percent are leaving considerable money on the table. We’ll have more to share on this data and what it means for Red Angus and the industry in the months ahead. For now, let’s find a crown and place it on the head of the most-favored industry female – Red Angus!


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Red Angus Calves Boost Integrity Beef Alliance Source: by Gary D. Fike, RAAA Director of Commercial Marketing Integrity Beef Alliance, a complete cattle production system with a successful calf-marketing program, directed by the Noble Research Institute of Ardmore, Oklahoma, is now accepting Red Angus-sired calves. Integrity Beef has, in the past, only allowed Angus and Charolais genetics to be enrolled, however, this acceptance of Red Angus-sired calves is an example of a progressive beef industry program recognizing the value of Red Angus genetics. The mission of the Integrity Beef Alliance, which is governed by a board of cow-calf producers, is to enable members to responsibly and profitably produce uniform, high-quality, pre-conditioned cattle, which exceed customer expectations. Additionally, the Alliance strives to provide marketing channels for its members. Robert Wells, Ph.D., coordinator of Integrity Beef Alliance, said, “Red Angus calves will make a great addition to the program and complement the Alliance very well. We look forward to a long and successful relationship with the Red Angus Association of

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America.” Integrity Beef has two program offerings: a track for terminal calves and a track for replacement females. The Alliance currently holds one calf sale in December at the Oklahoma City West Stockyards in El Reno, Oklahoma. However, Wells said that a greater number of calves are marketed through Superior Livestock Auction video, private treaty, direct to the feedlot or through other producers. To be eligible, calves in the terminal program must be sired by bulls that are in the top 20 percent for both the weaning weight and the yearling weight EPDs for their respective breeds. In addition to these requirements, heifers must have been sired by bulls in the top 20 percent for calving ease direct to qualify for the replacement female market. Once calves are qualified, a $1 enrollment fee and a $2 program tag charge will be incurred by producers that designates calves for the program. Wells concluded, “Red Angus females have always been accepted in the program, now with the inclusion of the bull side of the equation, Red Angus commercial producers can receive recognition for the value-added traits built into the calves.” For more information about the Integrity Beef Program, contact Wells at 580-223-5810 or visit the website at www.integritybeef.org.


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Top Dollar Angus Hires Jared Wareham to Lead Company Source: by Brandi Buzzard Frobose, RAAA Director of Communications Denver – Top Dollar Angus Inc., a genetic certification and marketing company focused on the best Angus- and Red Angus-based feeder calves in the beef industry, is pleased to announce the hiring of Jared Wareham to lead the company as its general manager. Wareham, who most recently served as the general manager of New Day Genetics, also authors a monthly column for Drovers, serves on the Missouri Farm Credit Service Board of Directors and previously taught high school biology and applied sciences in Osceola, Missouri. Additionally, Wareham and his father run a herd of seedstock and commercial cows near his home in Deepwater, Missouri. “I am extremely excited for this opportunity to work alongside Tom Brink and be a part of the Top Dollar Angus team. I am very passionate about the beef industry and am eager to help build the Top Dollar Angus program. I look forward to cultivating Top Dollar Angus into an invaluable resource that assists cattlemen and women who have invested in genetically certified, value-added breeding stock by marketing their calf crops at premium prices.”

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Tom Brink, RAAA CEO and founder of Top Dollar Angus, said, “The program has grown substantially during its first few years of operation and is well positioned to continue that growth in the years ahead. Jared is well equipped to bring fresh leadership to Top Dollar Angus. He knows the cattle business, is a great strategist and a very good marketer, which is

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just what our young company needs at this point in its development.” In his spare time, Wareham enjoys spending time with his wife and three daughters, managing his cattle herd and staying fit. Wareham started with Top Dollar Angus in mid-May on a part-time basis and will assume the full-time role on June 1. He can be reached at jared@topdollarangus.com or (660) 492-2777. Top Dollar Angus is a genetic certification and marketing company focused on the best Angus- and Red Angus-based feeder calves in the beef industry. Top Dollar Angus is one of the first genetic verification providers for commercial feeder cattle, and the only one focused exclusively on Angus and Angus-based calves with top 25 percent growth and carcass traits. For more information visit www.TopDollarAngus. com.


Red Angus Releases EPDs on Two New Traits Source: by Ryan Boldt, RAAA Director of Breed Improvement In accordance with RAAA’s Core Policies to create marketing tools for commercial bull buyers and to objectively describe Red Angus cattle utilizing sound scientific principles, the Association is pleased to announce the addition of two new traits to the current Red Angus EPD suite. The new EPDs are Dry Matter Intake (DMI) and Average Daily Gain (ADG). Units for the DMI EPD are average pounds of dry matter feed intake per day, while the ADG EPD is expressed as pounds of daily gain during the post-weaning growth period. These new EPDs are designed to be used in tandem to help identify animals that are more feed efficient via a favorable combination of intake and gain. The RAAA plans to release the new EPDs on all animals in spring of 2018. The new DMI EPD is calculated using a multiple-trait model that includes DMI, On Test Average Daily Gain, Post Weaning Average Daily Gain and Weaning Weight. Phenotypes have and will continue to be collected using

feed intake records that measure an animal’s average daily intake for a minimum of 35 days following a warmup period. A total of 4,742 feed-intake records have been collected and were used for the EPD calculation. The heritability estimate for DMI is moderate in magnitude at 0.36, which is higher than traits such as weaning and yearling weight. To more easily identify animals with favorable combinations of intake to gain, an ADG EPD will also be published. This will serve as a more intuitive measure of an animal’s growth rate from weaning to a year of age. The new ADG EPD will also be comparable to all animals that are members of the International Genetic Solutions multi-breed genetic evaluation in the same manner as the current RAAA growth and carcass trait EPDs. Both DMI and ADG EPDs were created to better equip Red Angus breeders and commercial producers with tools to enhance their ability to select cattle that will perform more efficiently while growing at desirable rates.

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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. Columbia, Mo.- Missouri Director of Agriculture, Chris Chinn, on behalf of Governor Eric R. Greitens, proclaimed May as Beef Month on Friday, May 4, 2018 during a proclamation ceremony held at Mt. Vernon Elementary School. Missouri cattlemen and women, along with representatives from the Mt. Vernon school, FFA and community 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.

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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.

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“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.


Jim McCann, Chris Chinn, Charles Bassett, Kenadee Barnitz Missouri Beef Queen, and Bobby Simpson.

To celebrate the official kickoff to “May is Beef Month”, second grade students and teachers at Mt. Vernon Elementary School were invited to “Cattle Chat”, hosted by the Missouri Beef Industry Council immediately following the proclamation. Cattle Chat included presentations on beef by-products, beef nutrition, animal nutrition, and the opportunity to visit with a beef producer and his cattle. 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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Crowder College / Newton-McDonald County Cattlemen’s Calf Sale A unique program established by the NewtonMcDonald County Cattlemen in 2013 has raised over $60,000 to support the education and travel programming of the heralded “Aggie Programs” of Crowder College. This support has blended with the fund-raising efforts of the Aggies themselves, who cater banquets and similar activities as well as sponsoring a Tractor Pull, a College Rodeo and the Aggie Day contests that bring thousands from the mid-west to campus each Spring. These efforts, taken together, have made possible Aggie participation in more student contests and conferences than virtually any similar program in the country and have enabled travel by students and sponsors to national and international agriculture sites around the world. This annual Cattlemen’s Association fundraiser is made possible through a partnership of the Association, with the Joplin Regional Stockyards and the Crowder College Agriculture Department. The program was created five years ago through the vision of association members Dr. Ronnie Rogers and Nick Neese, personnel at Joplin Regional Stockyards and Mr. Jay Wilkins who served for many years as the Ag. Division Chair at Crowder College. Through this program, a member of the Cattlemen’s Association donates a yearling heifer to be auctioned repeatedly for this worthy program. All proceeds from the donation phase of the sale and from the actual sale of the animal are provided to Crowder College, to promote their worthy programs.

students who otherwise would not be able to handle the costs associated with these extended educational travel opportunities to take part. Examples include travel over the years to farm and ranch programs in all fifty states, as well as in Canada, Costa Rica, Denmark, Germany, Peru, Russia and Kazakhstan. Last year’s program, for example, included a trip to Texas and Oklahoma with tours of the King Ranch, the 6666 Ranch, the OSU feedlot, a wool processing operation and the animal immigration site at Laredo, Texas. These efforts have also resulted in Crowder students holding offices in state and national professional associations – taking a strong leadership role across the nation. The Association thanks Joplin Regional Stockyards for their steady partnership support and the members who have been standing in line to be able to donate a calf to this worthy cause. Thanks again, this year, to the Kunkel family and Kunkel Farms Red Angus for their steadfast efforts to promote this primary pillar of the NewtonMcDonald County association’s mission – education!

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The Association is indebted this year to Dr. Dale Kunkel of Kunkel Farms for the donation of a beautiful registered Red Angus heifer. Kunkel Farms first purchased the heifer’s dam at the 2007 Pieper Red Angus sale at the ranch in Nebraska. She was carrying an AI sired calf at the time and went on to provide 10 consecutive spring calves at Kunkel Farms (8 of the 9 were heifers), where she is still in production. All of the heifers have been retained for the registered and commercial herds at Kunkel farms. Dr. Kunkel noted in donating this animal that, “…we are humbled to be asked to donate this heifer and grateful to the Good Lord above and to a whole host of folks that helped make this animal and this sale possible.”

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The sale this year raised more than $16,000 from so many participants from the cattle industry who recognize the value of donating to this wonderful program. As noted above, the funds assist to ensure

Thank you to all the sponsors listed on the sale promotion sheet above. Your support is greatly appreciated!!


COUNTY NEWS Henry County It was another busy, productive month. We started the month off with a delicious dinner and informative meeting. The scholarship chairperson, Suzanne Bush, announced that we were awarding four scholarships this year. Thanks to our successful grilling events, this was

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made possible. Our first grilling event for the season was donating and grilling a luncheon for the youth, and their families, that were participating in the fitting clinic. this is an annual event we participate in each year.

Getting ready to join the “chow” line are Pat Licher, Marylin Lesmeister, and Jim Licher. Grilling at the fitting clinic are Gene Reid, Jim Licher, Marylin Lesmeister, Tony Trolinger, and Bob Trolinger.

Ed Roth and Keathy and Bill Sylvestor visit before the meeting. Members Stan and Elaine Egbert listening to the informational program.

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Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s The last meeting of the Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s winter series from September to May was held May 1 at the University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center, Mt. Vernon. Attendance numbered 62 and the evening began with the meal catered by Prime Cut of Monett.

Concluding the evening the drawing for the fence energizer was held. Gregg Bailey was the lucky winner.

The sponsor of the meal was O’Riley Livestock, Lockwood. Adam O’Riley showed a video during the meal which showed large round bale moving and hay grinding which is what their business is all about. Adam said they specialize in moving bales form hayfields to a shed or bale yard. President Russell Marion then introduced Mt. Vernon FFA ag instructor Jay Shepherd. Jay brought three students, Corby Allen, Lane Hale and Cade Shepherd to explain how they are developing an animal science lab working area for several species. The chapter was the recipient of the Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s $2,500 grant that is targeted to help applicants improve their educational programs.

L To R – Stephanie Fizette, Patty Wood and Hannah Fizette pause for a photo. Hannah really enjoyed looking at Patty’s scrap book on the Beef House.

Patty Wood, manager of the Missouri Beef House at the State Fair was the guest speaker. Patty gave an historical review of MCA’s promotional effort for a quality beef dinner at the fair. The MCA executive in the early years, was Russell Hariman and Wayne “Doc” Smith helped bring the Beef House to reality in 1982. The two men had observed the popularity of the Pork Place at the fair and decided quality beef needed to get in on the action. Marvin Dieckman, Cole Camp, vice president of MCA then gave a report on the upcoming events of MCA and gave a report on the legislative scene in Jefferson City. He added that new members in the association could be eligible for a $1,500 sale credit on Show-Me-Select bred heifers at any of the SMS sales this November and December. Their names will be put in the drawing. Signup deadline is September 30.

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Russell announced that four $1,000 scholarships will be awarded to the following: Samantha Schnake, Stotts City; Colton Spencer, Aurora; Donell Kleiboeker, Stotts City; and Kallie Caldwell, Lockwood.

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The grillers will be busy in the next few months with the first event being the MO Beef for MO Kids Celebration of May is Beef Month on May 4. The Missouri Department of Agriculture Director Chris Chinn will assist and read the proclamation. The Missouri Beef Industry Council is involved with a program for the Mt. Vernon Elementary students to learn more about farmers, animal health and nutrition.

Marvin Dieckman addresses the SW MO Cattlemen’s Meeting.


Barton County Barton County Cattlemen’s Association met April 16, 2018 in Lamar Missouri. Red Neck Blinds provided delicious beef for the dinner. Wesley Tucker, Ag Economist from the Bolivar office presented a program entitled “Cost of Production.” His presentation included many useful recommendations for tracking costs and profits. A balance sheet on the first and last day of the year will give you true numbers for the year. Many expenses to be considered include feed, land, fertilizer, chemical spray, fence, supplements, salt, mineral, interest, repairs, taxes, insurance, depreciation and others. Managing the variable expenses will increase profits, but feed is usually the variable that, when looked at closely, is the one that usually makes the profit or loss in raising cattle. He stated that calves born in the fall will take advantage of the increase in forage in the spring when they are weaned. He recommended benchmarking with other cattlemen in the cost per cow. Adjust the cost per cow to allow for the weaning percentage.

FINBIN is a website for farm financial and production benchmarks. FINBIN contains detailed reports on whole farm, crop, and livestock financials. Access it at https://finbin.umn.edu/. Using FINBIN benchmarks will show where your operation is strong and where it may be weak. University of Missouri Extension provides a beef resource guide which includes business management tools for planning, decisions, finances and more. It can be accessed at http://beef.missouri.edu/ business/. Tucker summarized that the factors you can influence the most to increase profit are the feed cost, depreciation, and weaning weights. Travis Merrick, MCA Region 7 Vice President, discussed the ELD mandate being debated. If it goes into effect now, it will require tracking truck drivers’ time and only allow so many hours driving. Then, the driver will have to sit for 18 hours. So, if the load of cattle is 50 miles from its destination and the driver’s allotted driving time has been used, it will have to sit there. Lucky for everyone, the movie business has a five year exemption for their equipment when its being trucked. Contact your congressman to voice your opinion.

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Cole County On Thursday, April 26, the Cole County Cattlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association held their annual membership meeting at Russellville High School with 39 adult members and guests and 25 youth members in attendance. The doors opened at 6 p.m., a steak dinner was served by Reinhardt Catering, and the meeting was called to order by CCCA president Travis Roling at 7:10 p.m. The meeting began by recognizing and awarding four CCCA members with scholarships. Congratulations to Tory LePage, Mackenzie Loesch, Matthew Benne, and Austin Engelbrecht. The ballot which was passed out at the beginning of the event was voted on after the nomination and introduction of candidates. The CCCA officers and board members were finalized as follows: Travis Roling, President; Vic Lovell, Vice-President; Staci Hurst, Secretary; Ed Ehrhardt, Treasurer; Bob Duncan, Roy Raithel, Jr., Pam Rustemeyer, and Jon Woehrer, Board Members. We thank our retiring officers, Jan Blochberger, Daryl Braun, and Howard Woehrer for their service over the years.

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Old business discussed included the 4th Annual CCCA Banquet attended by 343 community members that was held on March 17. An announcement of future meetings and events was made. The Holt Summit Swine and Calf Grooming and Fitting Clinic was hosted at the New Bloomfield Callaway Stables and attended by 75 local youth. Appreciation for military service was expressed by CCCA with a $500 sponsorship of the Honor Flight and a thank you note was received from St. Martins Knights of Columbus. In addition, the Russellville FFA Chapter hosted their annual plant sale and sold out the same night. Finally, the first year Blair Oaks FFA Chapter was discussed as they already have a membership of 86 students and would be hosting a dinner and dance at the Wardsville Lions Club on May 5th to raise funds for their program.

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New business began with the announcement of CCCA T-shirt sales happening throughout the night and the reading of the budget by Treasurer, Vic Lovell. Taylor Tuttle of the Missouri Beef Industry Council was then introduced and spoke about the importance of the Beef Checkoff and how it is being used to promote beef products, educate consumers, and invest in industry research. There was an introduction of local political candidates and then our second guest speaker, Representative Sara Walsh. She gave an update on agricultural legislation in the House of Representatives that would influence the cattle industry. She then drew for our 50/50 drawing won by Gary Bemboom.

The CCCA 2018 scholarship winners with their certificates. .

The CCCA youth group attendees at the recent meeting.

The students in attendance of the Youth Meeting then joined and gave a summary of what business they discussed. Their guest speaker was Ms. Ellen Amos, the FFA Advisor at Russellville High School, who shared with them about cotton production and harvesting practices. The members were excited to have her and very appreciative of her time. The youth program began on July 5, 2017, when the CCCA officers and board members set a goal of cultivating diverse knowledge of agriculture in the youth of our community in order to combat misunderstanding of the industry. Several schools have been very receptive and have offered their resources and facilities, as well as Maria Washburn, Director of Communications and Membership at the Missouri Cattlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association offering to help. Several successful meetings have been held. There are no requirements for acceptance, children of all ages are welcome to attend, and anyone who attends at least two meetings will be awarded a junior membership T-shirt. Leaders for this group are Kimberly Gish, Donna Junkans, and Judy Ehrhardt. We are excited about its current involvement and look forward to its future growth. We would like to thank all in attendance for helping to make this meeting a success. A special thank you goes to Taylor Tuttle for speaking about the checkoff, her daughter Ruby for making us all smile, Representative Sara Walsh for giving us insight on legislation, and Ellen Amos for sharing her knowledge with our young people.


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Benton County Cattlewomen The Benton Cattlewomen participated in the Cole Camp Community Center 8th Annual 5K/ 2-mile walk on Saturday April 21, 2018. The Benton County Cattlewomen put together packets of literature, recipe books, beef snack sticks and ink pens for participants with grant money from the MBIC. This was our activity for promoting “May is Beef Month.” MBIC grant money purchased four $10 gift certificates from Cash’s Thriftway to be given 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 youngest runner. These certificates were for beef purchases only.

First place female walker: Josephine Heimsoth.

There were two groups of “Girls on the Run” this year, and they were given sunglasses with the Beef Checkoff logo, also provided by MBIC. Everyone enjoyed the race and liked receiving the packets promoting beef.

Youngest runner: Landon Dunkin.

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Benton County The last couple months have been very busy in Benton County. Our CattleWomen participated in a women’s retreat that was held in Cole Camp for CattleWomen from around the state of Missouri. The group traveled to the many stores and restaurants in the area and participated in a couple of special events as well. They also made up prizes for runners and walkers of the 5K run and walk that was held in Cole Camp the following week. The packages included beef sticks and recipes to encourage healthly eating using beef. Hay Doc and Vermeer from Clinton presented information to the group at large in March. Hay Doc talked about the advantages of using them to preview your equipment before you break down. Many times problems can be found before they damage other parts costing even more. Vermeer discussed their heritage and commitment to be at the front of product development. The roots of the Vermeer company were quite interesting. From the start they set out to provide solutions to equipment issues and needs. Our April meeting was hosted in Lincoln and featured MU Extension service livestock specialist Gene Schmidtz. He discussed and reviewed the key components that need to be focused on with our cattle, primarily looking into records and conditioning that can create additional profits for producers. Some of the obvious being marbling but other issues in vaccines and treatment rates prove more challenging for data to provide clarity. Other thoughts on which animals to retain through until processing brought good discussion.

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Macon County On April 21, 2018, the Macon County Jr. Cattlemen’s club held their 2nd Annual Spring Open jackpot cattle show at the Macon Saddle Club horse arena. The club is comprised of Macon County youth and the purpose of the organization is to promote interest in production agriculture within the beef industry. The weather couldn’t have been more perfect for the event, and the club was pleased with the turnout. Those club members not competing were assisted by adults with such duties as hanging sponsor banners, preparing and selling hamburgers and beef hotdogs, and awarding trophies and prizes. We had 43 head of cattle at the show with competitors from Arbela, Atlanta, Baring, Bevier, Brookfield, Clark, Eldon, Excello, Fayette, Leeton, Macon, Moberly, New Boston, New Franklin, and Paris Missouri as well as one young man from the state of Iowa. The winners are as follows: Lincoln Berndt (Iowa) Kennedy Early Carson Heath Isabela Rojas Showmanship winners: Senior – Jacob Primm Intermediate – Chezney Early Junior – Grady Woodcock

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Douglas / Wright County The Douglas / Wright County Cattlemen’s Association met on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 6 p.m. in Mountain Grove, Missouri at Club 60 Steakhouse. The group of 37 attendees enjoyed a steak dinner sponsored by Missouri State University College of Agriculture and the Missouri Department of Conservation. President Karla Besson opened the meeting and brought us up-to-speed with current news and upcoming events, including the Landowner Field Day at Journagan Ranch on June 14 and 16. Marty Lueck of Journagan Ranch introduced this month’s sponsors and asked the blessing before the meal.

Members pose for photos at the last county affiliate meeting.

After dinner, time was given to our sponsors who gave a brief presentation. Clint Dalbom of Missouri State University spoke on how wildlife and conservation can coexist with agriculture production (mainly livestock production) by developing a forest management plan/ grassland plan. Such a plan can be constructed and put into practice by working with our Missouri Department of Conservation Agents (Lesly Holt and Christin Byrd in our area). All have worked with Marty Lueck on the Journagan Ranch and have seen a significant growth increase in the quail population. A Landowner Field Day is set to take place at Journagan Ranch on Thursday, June 14, 3-7 p.m. and Saturday June 16 from 1-5 p.m. Highlights will include the following: alternative watering systems, pollinator habitat, glade/woodland restoration, fencing to exclude livestock, and water quality monitoring. A meal will be provided, but RSVP is requested at (417) 547-7500. The Douglas / Wright County group will take a break in June and July for hay season. We will resume with our August meeting on Tuesday, August 14 at 6 p.m. at Club 60 Steakhouse in Mountain Grove, Missouri. The sponsor for that meeting will be Wehrman Insurance, focusing on pasture and crop insurance.

Cass/Jackson County The May 15, 2018, meeting of the Cass/Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association was held at the Harrisonville Community Center with 49 members and guests. After a meal from Peculiar Meats and various members, David Moore, range and pasture specialist from MFA, gave a presentation on renovating pasture and hay ground. The presentation focused on rangeland efficiency. The theme was “How many pounds of benefit, per acre, per year, do you produce on your farm or ranch, and how many can you produce?” The major emphasis was on; a) the types and control of various weeds, and b) soil wellness. Regional ice president Bruce Mershon spoke of legislative issues on the state and national levels. Bruce also spoke on the PAC fundraiser in June and on the upcoming elections for the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC). Tracey Mershon was introduced as having been nominated for a position on the council. A committee was formed by Randy Steckly to consider options for future meals venues.

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The Douglas / Wright County meetings are held at Club 60 Steakhouse.

Members learned about wildlife conservation.

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Hickory County The Hickory County Cattlemen’s Association has had a great first year! We celebrated our successes at the first annual Hickory County Cattlemen’s banquet held on April 12 at the McCarty Senior Center. The evening included a delicious steak dinner with all the “fixin’s” and fellowship with friends. After dinner, we held our monthly meeting and elected our new 2018-2019 officer team. And, for the highlight of the evening, we announced the first ever Cornerstone Heifer Recipients! “We had 18 outstanding applications turned in! It was not easy just picking two winners,” said Cornerstone committee member Kevin Piper. In the end, we selected two worthy candidates. The Cornerstone Heifer recipients were Bayleigh Hunzinger of Skyline High School and Bobbi Long of Hermitage High School. “Our youth is our future, so to see such an interest, and the knowledge for agriculture that these kids already have is so exciting. We hope to be a small part of their learning and understanding in this industry as they grow,” said Cornerstone committee member Ernest Brauch.

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“We have had an unbelievable year! I am honored to be a part of this association. We have a great officer team, but even greater are our members! I am excited to see where the next few years take us. Right now, the sky is the limit, and that’s what we are reaching for!” added President Robb Pitts. Hickory County Cattlemen’s Association would like to thank all of our sponsors who have generously donated and given up their time to come speak at our meetings over that past year. Along with the Hermitage, Weaubleau, Wheatland and Skyline FFA chapters for hosting our meetings. We would also like to recognize John Lewton of Circle L. Trucking, Keith Small of Nemo Quarry, Sandy Arthur of Sliding Stop Western Shop, Brent Lower with Tri Lakes Animal Clinic, Cole Wimmer with Highline Veterinary Services and Kent Daniels with Select Sires for their donations to the Cornerstone Project. And a very special thank you to Kevin & Nancy Piper of Piper Ranch and Forrest & Charlotte Lucas of Lucas Cattle Company for donating the heifers for our Cornerstone Project!

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Sponsors for the evening: Austin Rains/ Rains Seed Company; Keith Stevens/Ash Grove Aggregates; Buzzes Market; Crown Power & Equipment; Lynn Crouch & Clay Barnhouse/Kingsville Livestock; Missouri Livestock; Levin Roweton DVM & Linsey Miller DVM/ Animal Care Clinic of Bolivar; Lucas Cattle Company; Enviro Products Corporation; Edwin McLerren/Purina Feeds; Evans Pipe and Steel; Impact Ferterlizer; Keith Small/Nemo Quarry; Sandy Arthur; Midwest Meats

Cornerstone Heifer Recipients Bobbi Long and Bayleigh Hunginzer.

Heifer Recipients with 2018-2019 officer team.

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Lafayette County For the 18th year, the Lafayette County Cattlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Association has recognized an outstanding member for their many contributions in helping carry out the association mission. The association depends greatly on many hours of time and service provided by our volunteer members. This award was presented at the annual meeting held March 10 at the American Legion Hall in Higginsville. This year, the association chose a gentleman that has served the board for many years including holding an officer position as vice president and is currently serving as president for LCCA, Bill Oelrichs. He and his wife raise Angus cross cattle outside of Higginsville, Missouri. Not only does he dedicate his time to the LCCA, but he also serves the county on multiple boards and volunteer positions, which goes to show the type of person he is. He has served as a 4-H leader, served on the Lafayette County 4-H/FFA fair board, is an active member of his church as well as the Waverly Masonic Lodge. As an LCCA board member he has served on the

Lafayette County Cattlemen of the Year Bill Oelrich and family.

Scholarship Committee and has taken a very active role in our scholarship auction and dinner. He and his wife have two children; Abby who is a freshman at Northwest Missouri State University and Cole who is a junior at Lafayette County C-1.

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Polk County The Polk County Cattlemen met at Smith’s Restaurant May 10, 2018. The meeting was sponsored by Smiths Restaurant. The menu was steak, baked potato, green beans, rolls and dessert. Thank you Mark Smith for that delicious meal. Smith’s Restaurant always has good food. Maria Washburn, from Missouri Cattlemen’s Association gave an update on things the association is trying to accomplish and ways our checkoff dollars are being used to promote beef. It sounds as if they are using those dollars wisely.

items, the less crimes will be committed. So, don’t make it easy for them.” Our association will be helping at the Beef House on May 26. For the Hot Rod car show. It should be a fun day. Our June meeting will be June 14, 2018. Watch for the cards that will be sent to you in early June and also for the announcement in the local newspaper. The location will be different, so please take note of it.

May is beef month, and our local association cooked and handed out samples of delicious beef at Woods Grocery Store on Saturday, May 12. The samples were well received by the grocery shoppers. Donald Jones, from the Missouri Highway Patrol Rural Crime Division, did a great job of informing us of the severity of Rural Crime. He said the most costly part of rural crime is metal. And, stolen trailers make up a larger percentage of that cost. He advised everyone to keep all machinery out of sight from drive by viewers, but especially trailers. If a trailer is in view, and easily accessible to the road, it can disappear quickly. He said in Oklahoma, trailers are not required to be licensed, and it doesn’t take someone long to cross the Oklahoma State Line with our trailers. Tractors, and other machinery are also targets. Livestock is highly valued by criminals. He advised us to hide our loading chutes out of sight if possible. He said he realizes a hidden chute may make it harder for us to get our cattle loaded and off to market, but will also make it harder for them to be stolen. If a drive-by criminal doesn’t see a way to load the cattle easily, he is not so apt to steal them. Mr. Jones’ advice was, “The harder it is for them to see the items, such as machinery, or to load up or hook on to the

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Mark Stanek and Lynn Seibert at Wood Grocery Parking Lot. Jackie Truitt also helped, but was not in the picture.

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Dallas County May has been a busy month for the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association with a lot of activities on the schedule for summer months as well. A group of our members attended the Buffalo FFA banquet on May 3. We were proud to present Madison Turner one of our $1,000 scholarships that night. Madison is a recent graduate of Buffalo High School. She plans to attend Missouri State University this fall and become an agricultural education instructor. Madison is the daughter of Scott and Rebecca Turner of Elkland. Our membership meeting on May 8th was held at the O’Bannon Community Center in Buffalo. The 80 members and guests in attendance enjoyed the hamburgers and hotdogs our cooks grilled that evening. As always, we had plenty of sides to complete the meal. Sponsors for the meal and meeting were Springfield Livestock Marketing Center and Gibson Insurance Group, Inc. We greatly thank them for their support. Representing Springfield Livestock Marketing Center were Ed and Josh Ford. Three sales are held weekly at the facility, with a special cow sale the third Saturday of the month. Josh Ford talked about the center being a family-run business and thanked customers for their support. Speaking on behalf of Gibson Insurance were Dean Gibson and Chris Lynch. In business since 1980, the group works with farmers as risk management specialists. Lynch explained their pasture, rangeland, and forage program that protects pasture and hay acres from lack of rainfall. Cost is based on a grid system of the history of the amount of rainfall in an area. Gibson’s presentation centered around their livestock risk protection plan whose purpose is to protect the producer against declining prices. The local agent of Gibson Insurance is DCCA member Katie Stewart of Buffalo. Also at the meeting, DCCA awarded Lauren Stewart a $1,000 scholarship for the 2018-2019 academic year. Lauren currently attends Missouri State University. She plans to become an agricultural loan officer. Lauren is the daughter of DCCA President Bobby Stewart and Katie Stewart. We are extremely proud of both Madison and Lauren, and we are so glad we can help them further their higher education.

Fourteen DCCA members volunteered at the field day to help conduct the learning stations and cook lunch. Also lending a hand were 13 Buffalo FFA students. A special guest was Taylor Tuttle from MBIC. We greatly thank Taylor and MBIC for the grant (funded by checkoff dollars) which helped to make the field day possible. After rotating through the learning stations students were fed a meal complete with all-beef hotdogs. A drawing was held for gift certificates for families to buy beef at local grocery stores. Six students took home soccer balls (a by-product of course). A “goody bag” with a color book, activity sheets, beef recipes, as well as other handouts and brochures for parents about agriculture, beef nutrition, and safe handling of beef was given to each student. DCCA members will be volunteering in the Beef House at the Ozark Empire Fairgrounds for numerous upcoming events. We also will fire up our grill for three days at the Dallas County Fair. As always we will send a group to work in the Beef House at the Missouri State Fair. We hope everyone has a great summer!!

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May 11 was a huge day for DCCA as we held our annual Fourth Grade Beef Field Day at the Dallas County Fairgrounds. A record number 162 students from D. A. Mallory School attended. Students spent three hours at the fairgrounds and learned the complete

picture of “pasture to plate.” Students were rotated through seven learning stations which included the importance of beef by-products in our daily lives, beef nutrition, beef trivia, a live cattle exhibit, Molly Moo cow story time, a Dallas Farm Bureau exhibit and discussion about where a cheeseburger comes from including all facets of agriculture, and a 4-H exhibit which taught students about the digestive system of the beef animal as well as opportunities for beef projects.

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Lincoln / Pike County A cold and wet Saturday in March didn’t stop local cattlemen from conducting their biggest event of the year. On March 24, the Lincoln and Pike County Missouri Cattlemen’s Association hosted their 6th annual scholarship awards banquet, complete with auctions and live band music. Over 380 members and guests packed the Knights of Columbus Hall in Millwood, Missouri, eager for good food and good times! This event continues to grow in popularity, as tickets and reserved tables are selling out within hours each year. The evening began with social hour, where an open bar kept the mood light and the cups full. Several tables were full with silient auction items, from gift cards and baskets to wall decorations and hand-crafted art. The crowd stayed active, as a 50/50 drawing was held, and MBCSept2014c.qxp_Layout 1 were 9/24/14 9:59 AM Page 62 multiple guns raffled. Appropriately, all those in attendance were treated to a delicious ribeye steak dinner, served by our loyal cattlemen members. Some cattlemen gathered around noon to begin cooking, using two large rotisserie cookers to handle all the ribeyes and potatoes for the evening’s meal. Many homemade desserts were contributed, giving the meal a down home style taste!

Barber, Alex Boedeker, Emily Brune, Brooke Bruns, Kaylee Calvin, Lane Conderman, Tess Crouch, Taylor Eisenbath, Alicia Flowers, Ally Grote, Jessica Hoelting, Amanda Horne, Kathryn Horner, Caleb Hudson, Riley Johnson, Nick Kientzy, Katherine Koenig, Claire Lavy, Chloe Momphard, Kyle Schroer, Katie St. Pierre, Brittany Stewart, Sarah Van Ausdal, Victoria Werkmeister, Faith Zimmerman, and Jane Zuroweste. These young men and women were on hand to help serve and work the hall for the evening meal, giving guests a firsthand look at the families and faces our organization is impacting. This has turned into a nice tradition between the recipients and the association on an annual basis. Next was the oral auction, which always draws plenty of attention and support. Pedal tractors, seed beans, St. Louis Cardinals tickets, a chainsaw, mineral feeders, a half side of beef and processing, booze wagons, rifles, and a Yeti cooler; the list was incredible! The event has gained so much notariety that a reserved table is auctioned off for the next year. The genorosity from our supporters continues to astound, netting over $37,000 for future scholarships.

The best part of the evening came when 28 local high school students and college attendants gathered at the stage to be recognized as 2018 scholarships recipients. Pictured are the numerous students who received scholarships on behalf of the Cattlemen’s, with a total amount of $29,000 awarded. County President Jim Boedeker and Lincoln County Vice President Joel Conderman handed out the scholarships. Their names were (in no particular order): Elise Bailey, Hannah

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Capping off the evening was New Country Addition, a band playing a steady mixture of modern country and old classics. Folks mingled and danced the night away, putting the finishing touches on another tremendous showing for the Lincoln/Pike County Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. Thank you, to all those who attended for your donations and your support!

Greene County The Greene County Cattlemen has held several meetings since the beginning of 2018. The cattlemen met on January 18, 2018 at Heady’s BBQ in Republic, Missouri with several members present. The regular business items were addressed with the main order of business being the election of officers. The nomination committee’s list was presented and elected as follows: President – Mike McCorkill; VicePresident – Dwayne Bauer; Secretary – Andrea Butler; Treasurer – Linda Medcalf. Plans were made to hold the February meeting again at Heady’s BBQ. The February 15, 2018, meeting was again held at Heady’s BBQ in Republic, Missouri. Again, the regular business items were addressed by the members. Keith Baxter addressed the members about his recent trip to the NCBA Convention held in Phoenix, Arizona. He particularly talked about the issues of animal identification and how it will affect cattlemen in the future. Issues about Deparment of Transportation regulations were also discussed. The upcoming scholarship fundraiser was addressed. The next meeting was set for March 15 at Ziggy’s in Springfield, Missouri.

The next meeting is scheduled for May 17 at Mama Loca’s in Ash Grove, Missouri. Joe Brown with Multimin will be presenting the program.

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Ziggy’s was the new location for the March 15 meeting. Attendance was small as several members on the cooking crew were at Larson’s John Deere preparing a customer appreciation dinner. Minutes of the February meeting were read and approved. Those in attendance discussed the scholarship fundraiser. Each member was encouraged to secure a donation for the fundraiser to be sold at the special bull and cow sale on April 19th at the Springfield sale barn. The meeting adjourned with plans made to hold the next meeting at Ziggy’s on April 17th.

Several members were in attendance for the April 17 meeting at Ziggy’s in Springfield, Missouri. The regular business items were addressed. The cooking crew discussed several events that they will be cooking for including the Missouri Beef Industry Council on April 30 at the Beef House at the Ozark Empire Fair Grounds and the Hot Rod Association gathering Memorial Day weekend. A list of items donated for the upcoming scholarship fundraiser was made and members were again encouraged to get in contact with businesses for donations. The scholarship auction is to be held on April 19 at the special bull and cow sale. Items will be sold between bull sale and cow sale at around 5 p.m.

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Cedar County The Cedar County Cattlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s have wrapped up a busy spring. On Saturday, April 14, the cattlemen held their annual banquet and auction at the Ray H. Zumwalt Expo Center in Stockton. The evening was sponsored by Crown Power and the Cedar County Cattlemen. Members and guests enjoyed dinner catered by The Boathouse restaurant and had fun bidding against their neighbors during the live and silent auction. Both auctions raised over $6,000. Special thanks to Bruce and LeAN Auction Company and Nance Auction Service for conducting the auction and to everyone who donated and purchased items during the auction.

The cattlemen served over 200 steaks during the Seedstock Plus Red Reward Sale at United Producers, Inc., in Humansville. Pictured left to right: Ralph Burns, Don Boultinghouse, Jeff Parrish, and Jason Burns.

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. May is Beef Month Events On, May 16, the Cattlemen and the Cedar County Farm Bureau Promotion and Education Committee teamed up with Circle A Ranch West, Stockton, to host a Beef Pasture-to-Plate tour for Stockton High School freshman and sophomore students. This event was made possible through a grant from the Missouri Beef Industry Council (MBIC).

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Circle A Ranch manager, Jason Locke and Jeremy Swaggerty discussed their heifer and steer development program and Wagyu beef genetics. Terry Halleran, University of Missouri- Extension, Hickory County discussed soil health and Patrick Davis, University of Missouri Extension, Cedar County talked to the students about pasture management. The tour concluded with a steak taco cooking demonstration taught by the cattlemen and farm bureau members. The students learned the basics of preparing meat and the health benefits of beef.

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Members and guests enjoy the live auction during the annual banquet.

Member, Jordan Richner, demonstrates to the students the proper techniques to use when cutting steak.

Jason Locke speaks to the students about Circle A Wagyu genetics. Cattlemen and guests during the annual banquet live auction.


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Common Sense with Baxter Black A Day To Remember It’s funny how the world goes around. Francisco and I were checking cows, making a big circle early in the morning to beat the heat. It’s peaceful out there. We’ve got grazing rights for 200 cows in 18 sections of Lowell Love grass, twenty-foot high mesquite and assorted cacti, canyons, arroyos and rattlesnakes, 40 miles north of the Mexican border in Arizona. We were deep in the monte, ‘scrub land’, when Francisco asked if I’d like to see where my son found the dead man.

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Eight years ago when my son was 16, he and Francisco were making a “juelta,” a big circle (as in “Dar la juelta” – Take a dally). I didn’t speak English to my son until he was 10 years old, so he and Francisco communicated in Spanish. On that fateful day, Cindy Lou and I were visiting our friends in northern Idaho in the Whitebird Hill area. The cell phone rang… it was my son… he was stuttering… he was looking at a dead man… he wasn’t sure the man was dead… he had wheeled his horse to go find Francisco! I stopped him and ordered him to retrace his tracks to make certain he could find his way back to the corpse after he found Francisco. They both had cell phones. Francisco phoned the local deputy sheriff who knew the country, and went to meet them. My son posted guard over the body. That was June 20, 2010. So when


Francisco asked if I’d like to see the spot where it all happened, I said, “Si.” I had no doubt he could locate the exact area eight years later because I’ve come to realize that many cowboys have an unbelievable ability to remember terrain, cows, horses, tracks, holes in fences, lock combinations, landmarks and incidents. They are like fish in their own aquarium, only their aquarium is 12 thousand acres full! He crossed a couple of arroyos and bottoms, rock slides, 40-foot mesquite trees, tangles in the unforgiving scrub and then pointed. I dismounted, worked around and tried to picture how the scene was when my son first arrived in this exact spot eight years ago. The victim was obviously an illegal alien, probably Mexican, traveling with a group. His compadres had taken his shirt, shoes and personal belongings. He had been dead a couple days. Did he die quickly, assuming they stripped the body after he died? Did they say a few words over him? Did his family ever find out his ending? Who knows? Francisco made a tight circle and found the remnants of a faded blue baseball cap snarled in the brush. I pulled it loose, walked back to the spot and buried it. We took off our hats. I said a prayer in Spanish. The coincidence that we’d ever cross paths on that same date 8 years later allowed us to pay due respect to another fellow traveler who was just lookin’ for a home. Vaya con Dios, Amigo. Which means, “Go with God.”

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BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS Cattlemen’s Stewardship Review New Report Showcases Improvements, For The Beef Industry, Leading To Healthier Animals, Better Beef, Smarter Resource Use And Stronger Communities A new report released highlights producers’ commitment to animal welfare, beef quality, sustainability and community involvement by America’s cattlemen and women resulting in responsibly raised beef. The Cattlemen’s Stewardship Review (CSR), funded by the Beef Checkoff and completed in late 2017, is the second of its kind and compiles data collected from telephone interviews of 679 cattlemen and women across the country. The first CSR survey, completed in 2010, set a benchmark for the cattle industry. The new report shows that, in the years since, improvements have been made in all four areas of the cattle industry. In addition, the report includes a comprehensive profile of the beef community today, the impact of beef production to the U.S. economy and the research-based tools and resources used to raise beef.

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“A national survey of this scale provides an overview of producer commitment and progress across the cattle industry,” Kendal Frazier, CEO of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, a contractor to the Beef Checkoff. “By looking so broadly at how American cattlemen and women run their businesses, we are able to assess not only basic demographics, but management practices and values to help consumers better understand the role farmers and ranchers play in their communities as both beef producers and neighbors.”

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Kansas/Missouri “Rethink the Ranch” Video Campaign 2018 Background Reaching consumers through social media outlets has proven to be effective for the beef checkoff education efforts. Case in point: A Kansas/Missouri Beef video dissemination campaign was launched on January 19 with three different :30 second “Rethink the Ranch”

videos. The goal of the Kansas/Missouri video campaign was to maximize views of the new “Rethink the Ranch” video series, among target consumers, across the twostate footprint utilizing YouTube advertising. Results In total, over one million video views (1,014,999) were generated by the Kansas/Missouri campaign, with an average Cost per View (CPV) at just $0.02. • This is an extremely efficient Cost per View rate, allowing Kansas and Missouri to stretch their advertising media investment and reach as many consumers as possible with this producer imageenhancing campaign. • Consumers in Kansas and Missouri found the “Rethink the Ranch”:30 second videos to be very engaging. The final view rate registered at 55%, up from the 52% view rate in the mid-way report. This means that over half of all consumers exposed to the videos ended up watching the entire :30 second video. Calling all Grill Masters - Marinade Quick Tips There are two reasons you might want to use a marinade to add flavor or tenderize. While the two different types of marinades may contain similar ingredients, the key is the length of marinating time. If you’re just looking to add flavor, you only need to marinate for 15 minutes to 2 hours. If you’re looking to tenderize cuts, you’ll want to marinate for 6 to 24 hours. • Always marinate in the refrigerator, never at room temperature. • Allow 1/4 to 1/2 cup of marinade for every pound of beef. • Marinate in a food-safe plastic bag or in a nonreactive container such as glass or plastic. Turn or stir the beef occasionally to allow even exposure to the marinade. • Before cooking, remove beef from marinade and pat dry with a paper towel to promote even browning and prevent steaming.


If a marinade is to be used for basting or as a sauce, reserve a portion of it before adding to the beef. Marinade that has been in contact with uncooked meat must be brought to a full rolling boil for at least one minute before it can be used for basting or as a sauce. Rub Quick Tips Rubs are seasoning blends applied to the surface of roasts, steaks and burgers. These quick mixtures add flavor to beef, but do not tenderize.

March 2018, topping previous high set in October 2014. Upcoming events June events for the check off will include: US Meat Export Federation meetings in Dallas, Hospital Hill Run in Kansas City, FFA Camp at Lake of the Ozarks, American Heart Association cooking class in Springfield, Junior heifer show in Sedalia, and the BIG BAM (Bike across Missouri) along Route 66. And always, check us out on Facebook or mobeef.org.

Dry rubs consist of herbs, spices and other dry seasonings. Pastetype rubs, which are perfect for roasts, contain small amounts of wet ingredients, such as oil, crushed garlic or mustard. Rubs can be applied to beef just before cooking or up to 2 hours in advance and refrigerated until cooking. DOMESTIC RETAIL MEAT SALES Here’s the March summary of retail meat case sales. Compared to a year ago: • Beef dollar sales increased (+9.4%) and the total meat category increased (+11.4%) • Beef pound sales increased (+5.5%) and the total meat category increased (+11.2%) • Beef volume sold on feature was 30.5% of total Measuring Beef Export Value Exports accounted for 13.6% of total U.S. beef production in March. The export value of $332.89 per head of fed slaughter in March is up 23% from March 2017.

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Chilled beef exports topped $1.9 billion in value for Jan.-March 2018 - 19% higher than same period last year. This reflects a new record $693.1 million in value for

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The Pasture, Rangeland and Forage (PRF) Program protects livestock producers from losses to productivity caused by poor forage conditions due to lack of rainfall. The Livestock Risk Protection (LRP) Program protects against a decline in the CME Feeders Cattle Price Index. Farmers Risk Management LLC can assist you in the Risk Management of your cattle operation with a loan and or insurance to assist you in running your operation.

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Missouri State Fair Angus Carcass Show Award Eligibility Source: Briarwood Angus Farms Briarwood Angus Farms adds more prize money to the Missouri State Fair (MSF) FFA and 4-H Angus Carcass Contest in 2018! To be eligible for multiple cash prizes, including an increased participation award, youth exhibitors must meet MSF entry deadline and enter in both of the Angus Steer classes – “Angus Steer” and the “On the Foot Carcass Steer & Carcass Contest.” Curtis & Ann Long of Butler, Missouri, and the Missouri Angus Association will award $l000.00 to the Grand Champion on-the-rail overall carcass winner if the steer is a registered purebred Angus and exhibited by a 4-H or FFA youth exhibitor. Also awarded will be $500.00 for the top placing and $300.00 for the second place on-the-rail carcass steers that are registered purebred Angus and exhibited by a 4-H or FFA youth. The Grand Champion on-foot winner shown by 4-H or FFA youth will be awarded $200.00 for their registered purebred Angus steer entry. Champion and Reserve 4-H and FFA Angus Steers win $300 and $200 respectively. Every 4-H and FFA junior member with a purebred Angus that enters in both classes: “Angus Steer” and “On the Foot Carcass Steer Class & Carcass Contest,” automatically wins a $200 award for their hard work and participation!

Please remember, for exhibitors to be eligible for prize money, they must meet MSF entry deadline ( July 2, 2018). Also, please submit a copy of registration papers and your completed entry form to Dr. Curtis Long, 2110 NW St. Rt 52, Butler, Missouri, by August 1, 2018. The cash portion of the awards will be presented at the Missouri Angus Association’s Annual Banquet and exhibitors must be present to receive awards. Contact: Curtis & Ann Long at 660-679-3459 for more information or visit http://www.briarwoodangusfarms. com/carcass-contests/.

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Don Rhoads Don Rhoads, 79, Belton, Missouri, died Sunday, April 8, 2018. Services were held Wednesday, April 11, at the West Line Christian Church in West Line, Missouri, where Don was a member. Burial in Lebanon Cemetery, Lebanon, Missouri. Contributions may be made to the church. Don was born April 27, 1938 in Lebanon, the son of George Lester and Evelyn (Cameron) Rhoads. He was a 1956 graduate of Lebanon High School. Don married Carolyn Johnson on September 10, 1950. They lived in Kansas City, Missouri before moving to Pleasant Hill, Missouri in 1971. After Carolyn’s death in 1995, Don married Nancy C. (Fletcher) Messmer on October 10, 1996. They moved to Belton in 1996. Don worked as a district manager for Butternut Bakery for 30 years and had also worked for Interstate Bakery. He raised cattle and was a member of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. He enjoyed being outdoors, working on the farm, gardening and working with his livestock. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing with his sons. Don also enjoyed weekly breakfasts with the ROMEO men (Retired Old Men Eating Out), with their CEO wives (Cooks Eating Out), sitting in the next room. Don was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, step-daughter Annette Lela Messmer, son-in-law Rex Miller, two brothers Lester Rhoads and Sherrill Rhoads, grandchild Josh Miller and great-grandchild Ashton Miller. He is survived by his wife, daughter Deana Miller, Creighton, Missouri; sons, Russell Rhoads (Teresa), Warsaw, Missouri and Jody Rhoads (Maryann Duffey), Raymore, Missouri; step-sons Jake Messmer, Cleveland, Missouri and Ben Messmer, Los Angeles, California; sister Mary Evelyn Franklin (Dale), Shawnee, Kansas; five grandchildren, Daniel Talamonte (Katy), Travis Miller, Lindsey Miller, Lyndsey Miller, Olivia Westerfield (Forrest), and Sadie Messmer; 14 greatgrandchildren and 6 great-great grandchildren. Don was a loving father and husband. He was always willing to help others and was a friend to many. He will be missed.

Robert Sneed He was born June 19, 1957, in Sedalia, son of John M. and Mary Frances Sneed.

Surviving are two daughters, Amanda F. Rogers and Megan E. Sneed; his mother, Mary Frances Sneed; and siblings, John Sneed, Meg Sneed, Jim Sneed and Sally Estes. He was preceded in death by his father, John M. Sneed. Memorial services were held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 22, at Heckart Funeral Home. Honorary bearers were Jeff Pearl, Randy Reinhart, Pat Burnett, Reagen Ratliff, Leonard Phillips, John Loveland and Brandon Pangburn. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Crossroads Hospice.

Joyce Darlene Francy Joyce Darlene Francy, 79, Pleasant Hill, Missouri died March 18, 2018 at the Cass Regional Medical Center in Harrisonville, Missouri. Funeral services were held Thursday, March 22, 2018 at the Atkinson Funeral Home in Harrisonville, Missouri with the burial in Orient Cemetery in Harrisonville, Missouri. Joyce was born July 22, 1938 in Harrisonville, Missouri to Archie L. and Martha Jane (Napton) Schmoll. She attended Germantown #43 Rural School and graduated from Harrisonville High School in 1956. Joyce then received an Associate’s Degree in accounting from Lindenwood College in 1988. Joyce married Freddie Francy on October 23, 1959 in Independence, Missouri. They lived in Pleasant Hill, Missouri before moving to St. Peters, Missouri in 1979, then moving back to Pleasant Hill, Missouri in 1995. Joyce loved crafts, painting, flowers and gardening, visiting with family and friends. She also enjoyed meeting with her fellow members of the Cass/Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association. Joyce worked as an accountant with Missouri Gas Energy before retiring. Joyce is survived by her husband, Freddie, of the home; one daughter, Marcia Byers (Richard) of O’Fallon, Missouri; one brother, Max Schmoll, of Pleasant Hill, Missouri; 2 grandchildren, Jason Byers ( Meghan) and Justin Byers (Brittany); 2 great-granddaughters, Alana Byers and Madison Prine; several nieces and nephews and lots of friends.

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Robert Sneed, 60, of Sedalia, died Sunday, May 20, 2018, at his home.

Robert devoted his life to carrying on the family’s farm which was established in 1854. He was a member of the Missouri Cattleman’s Association, Farm Bureau and Central Missouri Electric Coop. He was also a member of Broadway Presbyterian Church.

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SALE REPORTS Circle A Angus Ranch 3.17.18 – Iberia, MO 115 Angus Bulls..............................................Avg. $4,350 200 Comm. Bred Heifers...............................Avg. $1,996

2 Fall Pairs......................................................Avg. $7,500 31 Spring Pairs...............................................Avg. $4,164 15 Comm. Bred Cows....................................Avg. $1,650 165 Comm. Pairs...........................................Avg. $2,385

Silver Spur Genetics Production Sale XIV 3.25.18 – Maryville, MO 49 Bulls...........................................................Avg. $3,817 11 Spring Pairs...............................................Avg. $2,645 5 Fall Bred Pairs.............................................Avg. $2,210

New Day Genetics 4.14.18 – Osceola, MO 80 Bulls......................................................Avg. $4,308.00 80 Bred Heifers.........................................Avg. $1,737.05

Southwest Missouri Performance-Tested Bull Sale 3.26.18 – Springfield, MO 33 Angus bulls................................................Avg. $3,118 1 Sim/Angus bull............................................Avg. $4,000 Northeast Missouri Performance-Tested Bull Sale 3.31.18 – Palmyra, MO 39 Angus Bulls................................................Avg. $2,931 3 Polled Hereford Bulls..................................Avg. $3,667 1 Sim/Angus Bull............................................Avg. $3,500 The Gathering at Shoal Creek 4.7.18 – Excelsior Springs, MO 1 Simmental Donor.....................................Avg. $11,500 8 Simmental & Sim-Influenced Spring Opens...................Avg. $3,583 14 Simmental & Sim-Influenced Fall Opens.................................................Avg. $5,189 14 Simmental & Sim-Influenced Spring Pairs...............................................Avg. $3,182 20 Simmental & Sim-Influenced Fall Breds/Cows.........................................Avg. $2,588 3 Embryo Lots...............................................Avg. $2,500 Spur Ranch – Sharing our Best 4.13.18 – Vinita, OK 10 Open Heifers.............................................Avg. $3,925

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The Renaissance XXVI 26th Anniversary Edition 4.14.18 – Strafford, MO 6 Bulls.............................................................Avg. $2,575 10 Cow-Calf Splits.........................................Avg. $4,940 8 Cow-Calf Pairs............................................Avg. $2,063 4 Bred Cows...................................................Avg. $1,763 7 Bred Heifers................................................Avg. $1,821 13 Open Heifers.............................................Avg. $1,704 2 Flushes.........................................................Avg. $2,200 60 Embryos.......................................................Avg. $389 108 Units of Semen.............................................Avg. $89 Great American Pie Sale 4.15.18 – Lebanon, MO 13 Spring Breds/Pairs.....................................Avg. $2,338 17 Fall Bred Females......................................Avg. $2,794 18 Open Heifers.............................................Avg. $1,606 21 Rocking R Females...................................Avg. $1,957 23 Bulls...........................................................Avg. $2,165 6 Genetic Opportunities................................Avg. $2,548 Show-Me-Select™ Bred Heifer Sale 4.20.18 – Farmington, MO 20 Tier II A.I. Bred Heifers...........................Avg. $1,523 17 Tier II N.S. Bred Heifers..........................Avg. $1,522 64 Tier I A.I. Bred Heifers.............................Avg. $1,604 49 Tier I N.S. Bred Heifers............................Avg. $1,516

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The Real Deal – McBee Cattle Company 4.21.18 – Fayette, MO 10 Purebred Braunvieh Bulls............................................................ Avg. $4,835 25 McBeef Builder Hybrid Bulls....................................................... Avg. $3,485 10 Purebred Braunvieh Fall Bred Heifers......................................... Avg. $3,410 25 McBeef Builder Hybrid Fall Bred Heifers................................... Avg. $1,922 Heartland Highland Cattle Association 7th Annual Highland Cattle Auction 4.28.18 – Lebanon, MO 8 Reg. Bred Cows.............................................................................. Avg. $1,875 16 Reg. Yearling Heifers.................................................................... Avg. $1,426 10 Reg. Breeding Bulls...................................................................... Avg. $1,015 1 Reg. Open Cow.............................................................................. Avg. $1,500 2 Reg. Cow/Calf Pairs....................................................................... Avg. $2,250 3 Sovereign Heifers........................................................................... Avg. $2,250 7 Yearling Registerable Bulls................................................................ Avg. $550 9 Unreg. Cows................................................................................... Avg. $1,008 4 Unreg. Breeding Bulls....................................................................... Avg. $768 11 Unreg. Yearling Bulls...................................................................... Avg. $568 1 Unreg. Bred Cow........................................................................... Avg. $1,600 18 Unreg. Heifers................................................................................. Avg. $886 8 Unreg. Cow/Calf pairs................................................................... Avg. $1,643 4 Crossbred Yearling Heifers............................................................... Avg. $587 3 Crossbred Yearling Bulls................................................................... Avg. $642 1 Highland steer................................................................................... Avg. $875 1 Highland Bottle Calf......................................................................... Avg. $500 Windy Hill – Gateway Getaway Sale 4.28.18 – Cedar Hill, MO 4 Bulls........................................................................................... Avg. $3,025.00 26 Pairs......................................................................................... Avg. $2,155.77 4 Cow/Bull Splits.......................................................................... Avg. $2,950.00 2 Cow/Heifer Splits...................................................................... Avg. $3,175.00 5 Bred Cows................................................................................. Avg. $1,930.00 4 Bred Heifers.............................................................................. Avg. $1,825.00 12 Open Heifers........................................................................... Avg. $1,402.08 9 Comm. Cows............................................................................ Avg. $1,569.44 33 Units of Semen............................................................................. Avg. $34.55 9 Embryos....................................................................................... Avg. $291.67 SE MO Show-Me-Select Rep. Heifer Sale 5.4.18 – Fruitland, MO 25 Tier II A.I. Bred Heifers.............................................................. Avg. $1,832 8 Tier II N.S. Bred Heifers............................................................... Avg. $1,844 56 Tier I A.I. Bred Heifers................................................................ Avg. $1,816 46 Tier I N.S. Bred Heifers............................................................... Avg. $1,717

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Gardiner Angus Ranch 3rd Annual “Meating Demand” Sale 5.14.18 – Ashland KS 143 20 mo. old registered bulls......................................................... Avg. $4,340 129 Bred commercial heifers............................................................ Avg. $1,851 272 Total head.................................................................................. Avg. $3,160

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Northeast Missouri Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Palmyra, MO Square B Ranch Open House, Warsaw, MO

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Lacy’s Red Angus Sale, Drexel, MO GeneTrust Sale at Chimney Rock Cattle Co, Concord, AR Sydenstricker Sale, Mexico, MO GeneTrust Sale at Cavender Ranches, Jacksonville, TX

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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. 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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A-1 Cattle Feeders............................ 46 ADM Animal Nutrition .................... 9 AMEC............................................. 67 Bachman Cattle Farms Red Angus....................................17 BioZyme - VitaFerm........................ 45 Buffalo Livestock Market................. 38 Callaway Livestock Center Inc........ 57 Cape County Cookie Cutter Company......................... 15 Cargill.............................................. 41 Central Life Sciences Altosid IGR................................. 13 Central Missouri Sales Co............... 64 Circle 5 Cattle Co............................ 18 Circle A Angus Ranch..................... 29 Classified.......................................... 65 Clearwater Farm.............................. 29 Eastern Missouri Commission Company..................................... 10 Farmers Bank of North Missouri.... 53 Feed Train.......................................... 7

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Galaxy Beef LLC............................. 29 Gallagher......................................... 63 Gerloff Farms................................... 29 Grassworks Weed Wiper.................. 47 Green’s Welding & Sales.................. 31 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus............... 29 Irsik & Doll Feedyards..................... 68 Jim’s Motors..................................... 37 JJ Skyline Angus.............................. 29 Joplin Regional Stockyards............. 22 King City Motors............................. 39 Kingsville Livestock Auction........... 25 KK Farms Red Angus Windy Wine................................ 18 Lacy’s Red Angus............................ 21 Lamine Valley Red Angus .............. 20 Laughlin Angus............................... 29 Maple Oaks Red Angus..................... 2 Marshall & Fenner Farms................ 29 MCA Brand Wall Page.................... 61 MCA Lifetime Membership............ 65 MCA Membership Form................. 60

MCA Show-Me Select Sale Credit.................................. 64 McBee Cattle Co............................. 62 McPherson Concrete Products........ 65 Mead Cattle Co............................... 27 Mead Farms..................................... 29 Missouri Angus Association............ 29 Missouri Angus Breeders................. 29 Missouri Beef House Schedule.........11 Missouri Beef Industry Council...... 49 Missouri Red Angus Association..... 19 Missouri Valley Commission Company..................................... 10 Naught-Naught Agency................... 57 Norbrook.......................................... 23 Ory’s Circle 7 Red Angus................ 16 P.H. White....................................... 66 Pro-Serve......................................... 47 Richardson Ranch........................... 29 Sellers Feedlot.................................. 46 South Central Regional Stockyards...................................36 Square B Ranch/Quality Beef..............................................29 Summit Livestock Facilities...............3 Superior Steel Sales..........................35 Sydenstricker Genetics.....................29 Triple C, Inc....................................54 Valley Oaks Angus...........................29 Weiker Angus Ranch.......................29 Wheeler & Sons Livestock Market.........................................23 Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate........................................... 31 Mike Williams................................. 31 Windsor Livestock Auction..............39 Zeitlow Distributing.........................64


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