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CONTENTS

April 2017

FEATURES 14

Highway Harvest

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Equip for Low-Stress

MoDOT Explains the Roadside Hay Procedures

Utilize a Low-Stress Management Setup to Maximize Benefits

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MEMBER NEWS 6 22 32

Association Update Beef Checkoff News County News

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MCA President’s Perspective It’s the Cowboy Way

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CattleWomen’s Corner

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What’s Cooking at the Beef House

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Straight Talk: Mike Deering

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MCW’s Day Out

Beef Supplier Visit

Up in Smoke

On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black

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Grandpa’s Time

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Junior Spotlight with Reba Colin

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Capitol Update

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Field Notes: Wes Tiemann

Junior Cattle Showing

Rough Road Ahead

March Madness

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


MISSOURI

BEEF CATTLEMAN

OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE MISSOURI CATTLEMEN’S ASSOCIATION

Volume 46 - Issue 11 (USPS 890-240 • ISSN 0192-3056) Magazine Publishing Office 2306 Bluff Creek Drive, #100, Columbia, MO 65201 Phone: 573-499-9162 • Fax: 573-499-9167 Andy Atzenweiler: Editor/Production/Ad Sales P.O. Box 480977 • Kansas City, Missouri 64148 816-210-7713 • E-mail: mobeef@sbcglobal.net Wes Tiemann: General Manager/Sales 816-244-4462

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

MCA Website: www.mocattle.com

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New MCA Members

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Limousin News

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Obituary: Tom Smith

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Highland Cattle News

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Sale Calendar

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Advertiser’s Index

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Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation www.mocattlemenfoundation.org

Missouri’s CattleWomen

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2017 MCA Officers

Butch Meier, President 573-270-4185 • 2013 Co. Rd. 330, Jackson, MO 63755 Greg Buckman, President-Elect 573-696-3911 • 14601 N Rt U, Hallsville, MO 65255 Bobby Simpson, Vice-President 573-729-6583 • 3556 CR 6150, Salem, MO 65560 Matt Hardecke, Treasurer 573-846-6614 • 19102 Skymeadows Dr., Wildwood, MO 63069 David Dick, Secretary 660-826-0031 • 23529 Anderson School Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301

2017 MCA Regional Vice Presidents

Region 1: Luke Miller, RR 2, Box 182 Hurdland, MO 63547 660-299-0798 Region 2: Chuck Miller, 393 Spring Garden Road Olean, MO 65064 • 573-881-3589 Region 3: Bobby Simpson, 3556 CR 6150 Salem, MO 65560 • 573-729-6583 Region 4: Tony Washburn, 4912 457th Street King City, MO 64463 • 660-483-0038 Region 5: Bruce Mershon, 10015 Windsor Drive Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 • 816-525-1954 Region 6: Clay Doeden, 14555 S. Hwy A Stockton, MO 65785 • 417-808-0415 Region 7: Dustin Schnake, P.O. Box 145 Stotts City, MO 65756 • 417-461-3139

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

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

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Maurice Pitts, Pitts Angus Farms, Hermitage, MO Eugenia Rice-Pulliam, Rice-Simmons and Pulliam, Ethel, Mo David Russell, Carl Junction, MO Jodie Schmid, Aeroplane Farm, Rolla, MO Bill & Jesse Scott, Carthage, MO Selway Farms, Williamstown, MO Dalton Smith, Aeroplane Farm, Rolla, MO Greg Steck DVM, Centertown, MO Austin Story, 8 Story Farms, Altamont, MO David Stump, Jasper, MO Randall Sturgell, The Quiet Ranch, Aurora, MO Larry Thrasher, Atlanta, MO John Tummons, Rocheport, MO Sadie Tummons, Rocheport, MO Sam Tummons, Rocheport, MO Andrew Vanhooser, Dadeville, MO Billy Wallis, Wallis Angus Farms, Millersville, MO Hannah Washburn, King City, MO Hannah Wheeler, Wheeler Farms, Osceola, MO Steve & Kim Wheeler, Wheeler Farms, Osceola, MO Mary Wilson, Niangua, MO Trent Wright, Wright Angus Farms, Jackson, MO

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Frank Anderson, Anderson Farms, Stockton, MO Gary Arthur, Marshfield, MO Brian Ballard, Farmers State Bank, Bolivar, MO Dillon Bird, Red Bird Farms Registered Simmentals, Gallatin, MO Andrea Blochberger, Jefferson City, MO Trent Blochberger, Jefferson City, MO Michael Brand, Perryman, Niangua, MO Mark Bright, Shoe String Ranch, Sarcoxie, MO Mike Brown, Hamilton, MO Travis Bybee, Oakstar Bank, Urbana, MO Steven Cain, K & S Cattle Production, Owensville, MO Andy Carrender, Jefferson City, MO Micah Charles, Clinton, MO Melanie Cook, Rocking C Ranch, La Plata, MO Sanford Cunningham, Cunningham Tri-C Farms, Columbia, MO Brent Dudenhoeffer, Jefferson City, MO Quade Edwards, Fair Grove, MO Stephen Ferguson, Holden, MO Matt Fick, Fick Angus Farms, Linn, MO Nathan Forck, Forck Cattle, Jefferson City, MO Cindy Francka, Bolivar, MO Brent Hazelrigg, Frank/Hazelrigg Cattle Company, Columbia, MO Scott Fritsche, Jackson, MO Randy Gaddis, Double G Cattle, Albany, MO Laith Gilkeson, LB Gilkeson Farms, Harrisonville, MO Bill & Gayle Hanke, Hanke Farms, Goodman, MO Matt Hegwer, HRJ Ranch & Cattle Co., Carthage, MO Dustin Hensley, Carthage, MO Stephen Hensley, Carthage, MO John Hepler, Browning, MO Mike Herndon, Gladstone, MO Hickory County Cattlemen Kary Hoerrmann, Milan, MO Eric & Lona Jackson, Kirksville, MO Robert Jaques, Milan, MO Jasper County Beef Producers, Carthage, MO Leonard Johnson, Humansville, MO Jerry Kuhlmann, Kuhlmann Farms LLC, Columbia, MO Ohmer & Jan Kunkel, Fayette, MO Morgan Lazenby, ML Show Cattle, West Plains, MO Roger Lea, Rogersville, MO Charlie & Mindy McCowan, Urbana, MO Devin McCowan, Urbanan, MO Dillon McCowan, Urbana, MO Albert & Theresa Moretti, Moretti Ranches, Urbana, MO Larry Morrison, Morrison & Son LLC, Monett, MO Gerald Nehl, Nehl Farm, Marshfield, MO Rick Ostendorf, Shady Ridge Simmentals, Cape Girardeau, MO David Hall, Ozark Hills Genetics, West Plains, MO

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PLC, NCBA Applaud Senate Push for Transparency of Judgment Fund Source: NCBA and PLC WASHINGTON (March 8, 2017) - The Public Lands Council and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association applaud the introduction of the Judgment Fund Transparency Act, introduced today in the U.S. Senate. The bill, introduced by Senators Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), and co-sponsored by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (RIA) and Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), seeks to provide increased oversight and transparency of the Treasury Department Judgment Fund. The fund was established in 1956 and is used to pay court judgments and settlements in cases brought against the federal government, if those costs are not otherwise covered by appropriated agency budgets. Currently, the Treasury has no reporting requirements or accountability to Congress or taxpayers.

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“The livestock industry fully supports Sens. Gardner’s and Fischer’s introduction of the Judgment Fund Transparency Act, a good-governance transparency bill

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which will serve as a major step forward in the effort to track currently unaccounted-for tax dollars being used to put our producers out of business,” said PLC and NCBA Federal Lands Executive Director Ethan Lane. The legislation would require the Treasury to issue a public report describing funds allocated, a brief description of facts surrounding the agency request and an identification of the recipient of those funds. The legislation targets abuse of the fund by groups that consistently challenge the federal government in court and receive reimbursement. Lane asserted the bill would have a significant impact on the pervasive anti-agriculture lawsuits facing the government and livestock producers. “In order to defend their homes and businesses, our members often end up paying out-of -pocket for personal attorneys at the same time that their tax dollars are being funneled to activist groups that have mastered the art of manipulating these programs,” he said. “This legislation will help make government more accountable.”


CattleFax elects Officers for 2017 CENTENNIAL, COLO. (February 27, 2017) –Todd Allen, a cattle feeder from Newton, Kan., has been elected 2017 President of CattleFax, one of several new officers elected at the 49th annual business meeting of the organization on Feb. 2, 2017 in Nashville, Tenn. Allen has been involved in cattle feeding throughout the Central Plains for over 35 years. He has served on several committees and in leadership positions for Kansas Livestock Association, including President. At the national level Allen has served on the Executive Committee for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and has served on various NCBA committees, including Beef Safety, Live Cattle Marketing and Product Science and Technology. President Elect is Dale Smith, a stocker Operator from Amarillo, Texas. Nick Hunt of Atlantic, Iowa was elected to replace Jamie Willrett of Malta, Ill., representing the Midwest region. Don Quincey of Chiefland, Fla., was re-elected to a four-year term representing the Southeast region.

Other directors currently serving terms for CattleFax are: Pono Von Holt of Kamuela, Hawaii; Mark Frasier of Fort Morgan, Colo.; Jerry Adams of Broken Bow, Neb.; and Jeff Sparrowk of Clements, Calif. Tom Jensen of Omaha, Neb., will continue as Finance Director.

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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 Bank of Northern Missouri 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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What’s Cookin’ at the

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

Beef Supplier Visit

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“So pleased to ‘meat’ you!” was the sentiment shared on January 23, 2017 as Mike Deering, Pat and Patty Wood were invited to tour the facilities at the Performance Food Group/Middendorf Meats in St. Louis, Missouri. We were greeted with a very warm welcome from key individuals that ensure that we have excellent beef at the Beef House during the Missouri State Fair in August. We are fortunate to have Dave Marsh, PFG President; Steve Wiessler, PFG Executive Vice President; Mike Gau, PFG Vice President-Production; Jim Sanderson, PFG Vice President of Sales; Joe Meek, PFG Category Manager; John Lane, PFG Area Manager; and Kim Arseneaux, Executive Account Manager at Certified Angus Beef looking out for our best interests regarding finding beef from the Midwest region that meets our specifications, monitoring and negotiating prices, and providing us with proper cold storage for this aged-toperfection meat. As we walked through the custom-cut meats production room, it was evident that Middendorf has built a tradition of unsurpassed quality. While hard work and success have allowed the company to grow, the integrity of this small family-owned company founded in 1962 is a constant. In 2002 Middendorf Meats became a member of the Performance Foodservice-Middendorf Team. “We do everything we can to help each of our customers become a crazy, line-out-the-door success,”

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Left to right: Kim Arseneaux, Jim Sanderson, Patty Wood, Mike Gau, Steve Weissler, Pat Wood, Mike Deering.

it says on their website. A special thanks and sincere appreciation to Steve Wiessler, PFG Executive Vice President, for his dedication, energy, and support to our MCA Beef House. Enjoy retirement, Steve! With a “Center of the Plate” philosophy at PFGMiddendorf which highlights the entrée as the focal point of the meal, we truly appreciate the partnership we have with a trusted leader in the food service industry. The passionate team has our best interests at heart so we can focus on what we do best. So “MEAT” us at the Beef House during the Missouri State Fair August 10-20, 2017 to see where service and quality “MEATS!”

Tour of the PFG Custom Cut Meats Production Room. Left to right: Pat Wood, Mike Deering, John Lane, Steve Weissler, Mike Gau.

Thought for the month: “Rain, rain, go away… We’ve got beef to serve today!”


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BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS Communication and Outreach Executive Director Mark Russell

Meet Your MBIC Board…

The Missouri Beef Industry Council is led by a board of directors made up of producers and industry leaders responsible for allocating and implementing the Checkoff in Missouri. This month we feature Brian Worthington, Dadeville, Missouri.

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Like many Missouri beef producers, Brian Worthington was privileged to be born into a hard working production agriculture family. When he was old enough to start getting his feet wet in the cattle business, Brian’s parents were transitioning from back-grounding Holstein steers, to a cow-calf operation. Brian traded his dad a Holstein steer for a beef heifer bottle calf, starting a new era.

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Brian spent most of his high school and college careers exhibiting Shorthorns across the country, and worked back on the farm to produce elite genetics within the breed. Although exhibiting Shorthorn cattle is still near and dear to his heart, Brian realized, a few years ago, there is more to the cattle industry than blue ribbons. He has spent the last few years focusing on producing Angus cattle, with proven genetics, to raise high quality carcass bulls and females. Brian is focused on this new adventure, and looks forward to the future.

Brian’s interest for serving on the Missouri Beef Industry Council Board is very simple, and it is the same reason that he spends a lot of his time working with other agriculture organizations; his boys and their future. Brian loves production agriculture, and his fear is, that in the ever-changing world, this way of life will continue to be under attack by modern day society. “A disconnect between what we do, and the consumers who purchase our product exists,” says Brian. “I want to be a part of closing that gap, telling our story, and assuring consumers we produce the safest, highest quality, and most abundant food in the world.” He wants to assure a bright future for his boys in the beef industry and give them the same opportunities he was given. “The beef we produce is good, and I want to be a part of promoting it to our consumers and growing the market beef producers depend on” he added.

Program News

Pre-Smoked Beef Project

Pre-smoked beef, discussed during the Market Research Consumer Insights Session at annual convention, is a new product concept that has been under development for two years. A manufacturing partner is currently conducting due diligence to determine the potential size of the market along with manufacturing costs and needed capital investments necessary to bring this product to market. NCBA’s product innovation team has presented the concept to two other manufacturing partners to determine interest as well. Commercialization of pre-smoked beef isn’t eminent at this point and NCBA will continue to pursue manufacturing opportunities for this concept during FY17.

Communicating with Consumers about Sustainability Digitally

In partnership with the Texas Cattle Feeders Association, NCBA through the Beef Checkoff developed video content focused on beef sustainability


efforts at the feedyard. This content was tested through market research, which found that of the consumers concerned about sustainability, the video was meaningful to them. Results were that their concern was reduced by 16 percent after watching the video. Because of the positive testing results, the information was posted on FactsAboutBeef.com and there was a paid amplification campaign of the content. This resulted in 1,454,663 impressions and 142,096 video views through outreach on Facebook and YouTube during the weeklong campaign.

events with the Missouri Association of Nutrition and Dietetics, cooking classes with Hy-Vee, Go St. Louis Marathon, Missouri Restaurant Association events, media training for collegiate cattlewomen at Mizzou, 417 cooking class, state FFA convention, LMA Auctioneer contest and the spring MBIC board meeting. Contact the office for any of your beef promotion needs! 573-817-0899.

Preparing to Build Producers’ Image through Outreach Campaign

NCBA through the Beef Checkoff is currently working to re-introduce consumers to the farmers and ranchers at the heart of the beef industry. Recently, two consumer focus groups were held in Denver and New York City during which participants provided feedback to creative concept ideas. The preferred concept delivers the message of quality as a result of innovation and helps highlight how many people are involved in the beef production process, something most consumers didn’t know before the discussion. January summary of retail meat case sales. Compared to a year ago: • Beef pound sales versus year ago increased (+0.6%) • Average price per pound for beef decreased (-3.3%) to $4.61 • Beef retail feature activity increased (+9.8%), and beef remained the most featured protein (40.1% share) • The average feature price decreased for beef (-5.0%), and 31.1% of beef volume sold was on feature Spring is a busy time for the Missouri Beef Industry Council. Activities during April include

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Open To The Public…

Come and have fun to benefit… MCF Scholarships • Farm Safety Programs Disabled Children 2017 Cattlemen’s Roundup Saturday Evening, April 22, 2017

No Place - Bar 3414 S. 22nd Street St. Joseph, Missouri Andrew • Clinton Dekalb • Ray County Cattlemen Hosts For more information contact: Andrea Fischer (816) 390-6115 or Matt Fischer (816) 383-0630

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“A Night on the Town” 4:30-6:00 Cattlemen’s Social Get together and fellowship 6:00 Steak Fry • Auction of donated items to support the Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation $50.00/Couple $30.00/Individuals

All area cattlemen and cattlewomen are invited to attend and participate in this evening of fun and activities!


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Limousin Today-Profit Tomorrow Source: North American Limousin Foundation If producers were raising the same kind of cattle today that they were 40 years ago they’d be out of business. The Limousin breed has adapted to continue to be relevant in today’s market-place. Limousin genetics are the source for a product that suits all segments of the industry from the cow-calf man to the consumer. No other breed can offer as much red meat yield, maintaining a high percentage of choice carcasses and still produce highly productive females. The breed is native to the old provinces of Limousin and Marche in central France. The terrain there is rugged and rolling, with rocky soil and a harsh climate. Consequently, crop production was difficult at best, and

animal agriculture became dominant. Limousin cattle, because of the environment, evolved into a breed of unusual sturdiness, health and adaptability. The lack of natural resources also enabled the region to remain relatively isolated, and breeders were free to develop their cattle with little outside genetic influence. The North American Limousin Foundation’s (NALF’s) expanded registry and genetic-evaluation services for Lim-Flex hybrids help broaden the range of crossbreeding solutions for commercial producers. With Lim-Flex hybrids, there are genetic options to fit most every need-fullblood and purebred Limousin for a “full shot” of muscle, growth and efficiency or LimFlex hybrids for a “blended shot” with added marbling and maternal ability from Angus (black or red). With Limousin and Lim-Flex animals producers can get just the right amount of Limousin genetics for their specific crossbreeding needs. A carefully constructed BritishLimousin crossbreeding system allows for a producer to hit the targets for reproduction, production and the end product more so than any straightbred in today’s market.

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The North American Limousin Foundation designed the UltraMate Xbreeding System to help commercial producers reap the economic benefits of hybrid vigor and breed complementarities. You can view this on the NALF website at www.nalf.org.

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To locate a breeder near you or for more information regarding Limousin genetics contact the North American Limousin Foundation by calling 303.220.1693 or visit the NALF website at www.nalf. org.


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Value Added Cattle Begins with Limousin Genetics Source: NALF The selection for improvement of carcass quality is possible by understanding the selection tools. The NALF EPDs for Limousin and Lim-Flex provide the following: Yield grade (YG): Differences in yield grade score, which is a predictor of percent retail product. Smaller values suggest that progeny will have a better lean to fat ratio. Carcass weight (CW): Differences in pounds of hot carcass weight, adjusted to an industry standard age endpoint. Ribeye area (REA): Differences in ribeye area in inches between the 12th and 13th rib. Greater ribeye areas are preferable. Marbling (MB): Predicts the differences in the degree of marbling within the ribeye as expressed in marbling score units. Greater marbling numbers are preferable and are an indicator of higher carcass quality grades. Fat (FT): Differences for fat thickness, in inches, for a carcass over the 12th rib. Smaller numbers of fat thickness are preferable as excess fat can be detrimental to yield grade. Mainstream Terminal Index ($MTI): Predicts genetic differences in profit per carcass by combining the potential for and value of post-weaning growth, quality grade and yield.

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Limousin and Lim-Flex $MTI is Mainstream Terminal Index. This is the expected average profit per carcass of progeny of Limousin bulls mated to British-cross cows, with all calves placed in the feedlot and sold on a

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mainstream grid. It is a terminal sire index, including growth and carcass information only, since all calves are marketed and no females remain in the herd. The use of $MTI is an excellent tool for selecting cattle with feedlot merit but should be used in moderation if replacement females are being retained for breeding purposes since it is a terminal index. Carcass traits for Limousin and Lim-Flex are being enhanced to add to the accuracy of EPDs by seedstock suppliers. Look for the NALF GE-EPD logo for animals that have been tested with the genomic profiler for these traits as well as others for added assurance in making selections.


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Tom Smith Thomas Joseph Smith, 89, died Thursday, March 9, 2017, at E.W. Thompson Health and Rehab Center. He was born south of Sedalia on December 24, 1927, the ninth child of James D. and Marie (Schaffer) Smith. On December 26, 1954, he was married to the love of his life, Rosalie Miller, at the Morton Church in rural Ray County, Mo. They lived at the family farm on Kemp Road north of Sedalia, helping care for his parents. In the early 60’s they moved to north of Smithton where they began their Arator Valley farm. Tom was a lifelong Pettis County resident and a full time farmer and enjoyed all of it. He began raising Limousin cattle and for 38 years marketed them throughout the Midwest, into 22 states and four foreign countries. This couple attended World Limousin Conferences in Canada, Brazil, New Zealand, Australia, France, Denmark, Ireland and here in the US at Fort Worth, Tx.

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Five of his older siblings served our country in World War II and he served two years in the US Army, a year

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of it in Germany. He was a graduate of Hughesville High School in 1946. He was a longtime member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church. Also he was an active member of the Pettis County, Missouri, and National Cattlemens’ Associations and the North American Limousin, Heartland and Missouri Limousin Associations. He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Rosalie, a sister, Mary Klosterman of Bellevue, Wa, sisters-in-law Mary Smith, of Ozark, Mo., and Louise King, of Hardin, Mo., and brother-in-law, Paul Miller (Geneva), of Sallisaw, Ok., and many nieces and nephews. Preceding him in death were his parents, brothers, Robert (Gail), Edwin ( Joyce), Gordon (Rose), sisters Shirley (Dan Duly and Jim Doty), Martha (Milton) Bohon, Margaret ( Joseph) Jenkins and Dorothy ( John) Larrimer, and brothersin-law, Bill Miller, Edward Summers, Cecil King, and Gerry Klosterman. Memorial contributions are suggested to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Parkinson’s Foundation or Heifer International in care of McLaughlin Funeral Chapel.


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COUNTY NEWS Henry County Another busy month for the organization. We have had two dinner-meetings. We continually thank the many willing sponsors in our community. They definitely help us promote the beef industry. Our program chairman reported that we have dinner-meetings scheduled up to July already.

New leadership for the year is Wes Carter (Vice President), Roy Batschelett (Program Chairman), Gene Reid (President), Wanda Batschelett (Treasurer), Lola Christopher (Secretary), and Joyce Trolinger (Media Chairperson).

See What’s Happening in Your County

Hawthorn Bank and Equity Bank joined forces to sponsor our last dinner-meeting. Nearly 80 members and guests enjoyed the delicious meal. Nate Cahil, Ag Business Specialist, gave a very informative and interesting presentation. We were very happy when our Scholarship Chairman reported that due to our successful grilling events, we would be able to present four scholarships this coming spring.

Speaker Nate Cahil visits with Janet and Roy Akers and new members Tony and Jeni Trolinger.

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Sponsors from Equity and Hawthorn Banks attended the meeting.

Vernon County The Vernon County Cattlemen met February 16 at the Vernon County Fairgrounds. Special guest, Dr. Craig Payne, DVM for University of Missouri Extension, addressed the crowd of approximately 55 people with a presentation titled “Managing Anaplasmosis Under the New Antibiotic Label Changes.” Members were reminded of the Region 6 Cowboys at the Capitol day on Wednesday, February 26. Plans were finalized for next month’s annual banquet to be held Saturday, March 18, at the 3 Cedars Event Center.

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Polk County The Polk County Cattlemen met March 9, for their regular monthly meeting, with 104 present. Our sponsor for this meeting was S & H Farm Supply. We appreciate their sponsorship and encourage all members to remember them when they have need of their services. Spokesman Max Stephens said they have a lot of specials for spring and summer. This might be a good time to check out those specials. President Mark Stanek announced April 5 as our region’s Cowboys at the Capitol day, and encouraged everyone to attend. He also reported April 8 is Bolivar’s Lawn and Garden Show, and asked for help with our association’s cooking at that event.

Polk County Cattlemen scholarship winners.

Max Stephens.

Every other year our association has a dinner and auction to raise money for scholarships for our county students. This year, we have that dinner and auction scheduled for May 26. If any merchant or member wants to donate items for the auction, it will be greatly appreciated. We will have a silent auction and a live auction. Please make plans now to attend. Speaking of scholarships, this March meeting was our designated time to give scholarships to qualifying students. We had nine students who qualified for scholarships. Logan Chaney, a junior at MSU this year, was the only repeat winner. The others are all seniors in high school. They are Jesse Toombs, Cody Westfall, Megan Spear, Kari Hickman, Grace Erickson, Marrah Delmont, Sarah Drake and Brittany Fisher. We congratulate all of them, and wish them great success in college. If you know of any student that could qualify for a scholarship next year, please have them talk with us.

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Dallas County When fellow cattlemen need help, friends come to the rescue. Urged by Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association President Bobby Stewart to aid High Plains cattlemen in the wake of massive fires and losses of lives, property and livestock, cattlemen “passed the hat” at the March 14 meeting of the group. Bolstered by a $1,500 match from the Kansas City-based Livestock Marketing Association, cattlemen raised over $6,000 as of March 15. Donations are still coming in from members unable to attend the meeting as well as others who want to help. Thank you to so many who graciously donated. Our thoughts and prayers are certainly with those who have suffered tremendous losses.

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The March meeting was held at the Buffalo Livestock Market. A huge thank you to owners Lyle Caselman, Leon Caselman, and Howard Miller for sponsoring our meeting and the delicious roast beef dinner. The featured speaker for the evening was Kristen (Hendricks) Parman. Kristen is actually a 1997 graduate of Buffalo High School. It was great having her back in Dallas County. Addressing about 140 producers, the vice president of membership services for LMA spoke on marketing and livestock industry issues, including financial security advantages of using livestock markets.

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Kristen (Hendricks) Parman, a 1997 graduate of Buffalo High School, was back home Tuesday, March 14, speaking to the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association on behalf of the Kansas City-based Livestock Marketing Association. Addressing some 130 producers in a dinner meeting at Buffalo Livestock Market, the vice president of membership services for LMA spoke on marketing and livestock industry issues, including financial security advantages of using livestock markets. Parman is the daughter of O.G. and Mary Hendricks of Buffalo. Urged by DCCA president Bobby Stewart to aid High Plains cattlemen in the wake of massive fires and losses of lives, property and livestock, cattlemen “passed the hat” at the end of the meeting. Bolstered by a $1,500 match from LMA, the cattlemen raised $6,000. Photo by Jim Hamilton.

She touted LMA as being the heartbeat and backbone of the livestock marketing industry. Our February meeting is always our scholarship dinner and pie auction. Held on February 16 at Prairie Grove School, 124 members enjoyed chili, a variety of other soups, homemade rolls, and numerous desserts. Auctioneer Leon Caselman added excitement to the evening when he auctioned off 25 pies donated by members and wives. The top pie was a black raspberry


donated by Ruby Hostetler. Bill Monday gave the final nod at $150. We hope Mike Deering and his family enjoyed eating it! Thank you to Mike for coming to our meeting. We always enjoy his visits to Dallas County. The best of luck to Leon as he competes as a finalist in the World Livestock Auctioneering Contest in Billings, Montana, in June. We’ll all be watching him compete on

RFD-TV, and a few members are planning to make the trip to Montana. We were proud to sponsor DCCA board member Jake Hostetler and his wife, Ruby, to attend the recent MCA County Leadership Conference. Jake brought back a lot of great ideas from the conference. Our April 11 membership meeting will be at Prairie Grove School with Poynter Concrete Products as our sponsor. We are getting geared up to cook a lot of beef at various functions this summer.

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Douglas/Wright Election’s were held in January. The new officers for the Douglas/Wright County Cattlemen are: • President: Karla Besson • Vice President: Marty Lueck • Secretary/Treasurer: Ashley Watson • State Director Douglas: Mark Keller • State Director Douglas: Darrell Melton • State Director Wright: Ernie Ehlers We are still in need of a volunteer for the State Director in Wright County. I am confident we will have this vacancy filled very soon. Mick Plummer will be staying on as an associate director as he has served our organization since it’s onset and want’s to continue his service to our organization. We happily accept. The January meeting was sponsored by one of our loyal sponsors. John Deere Larson in Rogersville put on yet another outstanding presentation of what John Deere, and the many other services Larson has, offer us.

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The February meeting brought us Boyd Quinley, territory manager for Vermeer. It was a very interesting meeting. The information and presentation were well said and well received. To find out more about what Vermeer has to offer your hay and forage

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equipment needs, contact our local Edgellar & Harper in Mt. Grove. We look forward to their continued communication to our organization and members. The March meeting was sponsored by Hirsch. Kelly Smith, nutritionist for Hirsch, spoke about Crystalyx and their supplements to help ensure healthy cattle. Kelly spoke about the Bio-Barrel Crystalyx has to offer along with fly tubs and many other supplements. Our members are interested in new ways to provide the much needed supplements and minerals for our cattle. Each meeting generated over 40 members and our most brought in over 55. We are bringing in great speakers, and the interest is high. We are thankful to have such a productive start to 2017. Thank you. We are working diligently on our 2017 community contribution to Douglas/Wright County. We are confident once plans are finalized the agriculture community will be proud of our contribution. More information will be provided after the April meeting. Our next meeting will be April 11 at 6:00 p.m. at Mega Motor Sports in West Plains. This gives us the opportunity to view and ask questions about the new fast toys to move cattle or the multi-passenger vehicles for that all-around-usage on the farm. Mega Motor Sport’s has been a great sponsor. Please come out and have a brisket dinner with some great company.


Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s Association The attendance numbers were lower than usual, but the faithful members and a few newcomers made for a nice potluck meal. The entrée, grilled strip steak was enjoyed by everyone. Steaks were furnished by Worthington Angus, Dadeville, and Josh assured everyone the steaks were not Certified Hereford. Partnering with Josh on the steaks was Hinkles, Prime Cut Angus, Nevada. After supper, Josh presented an educational program that outlined the philosophy he follows in his breeding and selection efforts. He stressed that only AI sires are used that carry a high accuracy for their EPDs. He wants to only use a bull that already has 50 daughters in production. The relatively new breeder is beginning a program that will allow him to assist his bull-buying customers in marketing the progeny of those bulls. This could result in pooling two or more owners’ calves for delivery and sale to a feed yard. The business meeting was brief with Keith Baxter, Rogersville, representing the Missouri Beef Industry Council giving a report on the checkoff.

Eldon Cole, extension livestock specialist, gave an update on upcoming meetings, the all-breed bull sale and the steer feedout. President Russell Marion reviewed the steak and beef burger grilling events in the past month. The grilling assignments before the next meeting involve a huge FFA judging contest in Miller, an educational program in Springfield for B-I and Dow, and the “Taste of the Town” at Mt. Vernon. At the latter event on April 1, the grillers will offer bite-sized, steak-on-a-stick (toothpick actually) to attendees at the community-wide event. Handout literature will show the economic contribution of beef production to the area’s economy.

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Lafayette County The Lafayette County Cattlemen held their 2017 annual meeting on Saturday, March 4 at the American Legion Hall in Higginsville. The social hour, sponsored by Lafayette County Truck and Tractor, netted $270 for the scholarship fund. A beef dinner was served by the Legion Auxiliary. President Jeff Bergman led members through the agenda, including the election of officers. Officers for the 2017 year are Jeff Bergman, President; Bill Oelrich Vice President; Hannah Copenhaver, Secretary; and Sasha Hull, Treasurer. The membership approved donations to the Lafayette County Extension Council and Lafayette County 4-H and FFA Fair. Marsha Corbin, Activity Chairman, gave dates of upcoming events, including cookouts and scholarship deadlines. Following the business meeting, Davin Althoff, Chief Financial Officer/Business Director for the Missouri Beef Industry Council presented a program on activities of the council and explained how national and local checkoff dollars were used for beef promotion and research. The crowd of over 100 enjoyed the evening and appreciated the sponsorship of Jones Brother Livestock and Central Missouri Agriservice. Equity Bank provided the grand door prize of Royals tickets and a parking pass to a lucky attendee.

Officers and board members were recognized at the Lafayette County Cattlemen’s Association annual winter meeting.

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We had a great attendance of over 30 members at our monthly meeting. We would like to thank Hirsch Feed & Farm Supply for the evening snacks. The first speaker for the evening was Dan Hill from the Missouri Department of Agriculture; he is our local market reporter at the cattle sale barn in West Plains. He informed us that 50 sales per week in Missouri are covered by 12 reporters. Dan said prices are set by supply and demand. We also found that the West Plains sale barn is No. 2 in the State of Missouri for cattle sales.

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Our second speaker was Courtney Stefan, Ruminant Nutritionist from Lallemand Animal Nutrition, along with sales consultant Keith Brown. Their company is based out of Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lallemand is from the baking industry. Courtney told us their product “Proternative” is a unique, naturally


occurring active dry yeast probiotic. This acts as a natural preventative to help reduce the need for treatment with antibiotics. It has proven to support the immune system of cattle against everyday challenges. The mode of action and active process of Proternative stimulates microflora, enhances lower gut health and interacts with the immune system to bind pathogens to stave off infections. We had lots of questions and input. It was a good evening for education in the cattle business.

Conservationist, also presented programs of interest to cattle producers. A special thanks to Bob and Darlene Mullen, long-time cattlemen sponsors and owners of Bob’s Gasoline Alley, for hosting the evening.

Crawford County The Crawford County Cattlemen held their annual dinner and meeting on March 4, 2017 at Bob’s Gasoline Alley. The event was attended by some 60 plus members, sponsors and guests who enjoyed a complete dinner that included ribeye steaks, beef brisket and many wonderful sides and desserts. Presenter’s included AJ Lea, County President, and Matt Hardecke, MCA Treasurer, as co-MC’s. Ted Cunningham, Livestock Specialist Dent County Extension, and Melinda Barch, NRCS District

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with Mike Deering Up in Smoke This past month has been filled with tragedy for our friends out West. In Kansas alone, cattle producers and others in 20 counties saw well over 600,000 acres ravaged by fire. It is being reported that more than a half million acres were devoured in Oklahoma. In Texas, add another 400,000 acres. Reports indicate around 100,000 acres were scorched in Colorado. These numbers are changing constantly, but the point is your fellow cattlemen saw their dreams, property and livelihoods go up in smoke as the devastating wildfires relentlessly swept through vast amounts of acreage. Human lives were lost. Homes were destroyed. Cattle are dead. Out of all the stories that I’ve read, the one that hit me like a ton of bricks occurred in Texas. Three cattle ranchers were killed while trying to save their cattle in Gray County, Texas – where more than 100,000 acres were charred. Two of the three were burned badly and one died of smoke inhalation. Two of the victims were a young ranching couple in their early 20s who risked it all to save their livestock. I can easily imagine myself or one of you doing the same. This young couple had just started their lives together and those dreams went up in smoke, but I certainly believe their journey isn’t over.

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Trying to imagine what it would be like to be in this situation is enough to tear you to the core. Life can be rough and full of challenges. But here lately, my troubles seem like a drop in the bucket compared to this devastation. Never take anything for granted.

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The outpouring of support from Missouri cattle producers has been nothing short of amazing. People were wanting to help with cash, hay, supplies and more. We received countless calls from cattlemen and truck drivers in every single part of the state. We have done our level best to connect the hay with the drivers and raised money to help with fuel costs when requested.

Executive Vice President While I am proud of our efforts, this was not something we were prepared for. It has been overwhelming, but it’s worth the stress and worth dropping the ball on other tasks to ensure we help our neighbors. These people are in need. There is no doubt about it. I have already been in contact with the Director of the Missouri Department of Agriculture and once the madness slows down, we will be meeting with various entities to discuss ways to be more prepared in the future when something like this happens inside or outside the borders of Missouri. The goal is to be as organized and as efficient as possible in order to have the greatest impact. While the ground is charred and the burdens are heavy, I know without a doubt that the smoke will fade away and our friends to the West will get up to fight another day. I know well that these cattlemen, just like you, are tough. Test after test, nothing can match the resilience and unwavering faith of an American cattleman – nothing. This is one thing that the smoke and the flames cannot take away. To each of you who donated money, supplies, trucks, hay or anything at all – thank you. I know you don’t do it for credit, but please know that your willingness to help is not taken for granted. My wife said that I work for the best people on the planet. She’s right. No matter if you donated or not, there is one thing we can all do. I ask you to bow your heads and pray with me.


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Common Sense with Baxter Black Grandpa’s Time A friend and I were reminiscing about our old folks. Simple farmers. Life today is more complicated today, we observed, more stressful. He talked about his Grandma keepin’ house in the hill country of Texas. Simple, he said. No electricity, no phone, a hand pump outside for water. Saturday was wash day. A big kettle over an open fire,

the men sliverin’ homemade lye soap for the kettle. Washin’ clothes in the boiling water and ringin’em out in the gas powered Maytag. Goin’ to church on Sunday. Grandpa choppin’ wood, doin’ chores, whackin’ cedar for spendin’ money. I remember my Dad’s family. Milkin’, cannin’, choppin’ cotton. Grandma lived for 85 years in a house with no runnin’ water. Killin’ a chicken for Sunday dinner. Musicals anytime a fiddler rosined up. Plowin’ with a span of mules. Sellin’ eggs in town for pocket money. Yeah, the good life.

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I look around at the pressures of farming today and on the surface, it does seem more demanding. Government programs, environmental considerations, public land use, the EPA, unwanted horses, and the I.R.S. Commitments to home, church, county and country, the Soil Conservation Service, the P.C.A., school board, Stockgrowers Assn., and the Fair Board. Kids with band practice, basketball practice, 4-H meetings, car payments and peer pressure. The constant barrage of national issues that the television insists we be concerned about! But, do we really work harder and worry more than Grandpa did? I ascribe to the Coyote Cowboy Proverb: “Be it work or worry, people expand to fill the vacuum.”

alone would support my statement. But no modern farmer would raise only twenty acres of corn! He expands to fill the vacuum! Gotta justify the machinery! But failure of the crop, regardless of size, kept Grandpa awake at night just like it does us. So, was life less stressful in the good ol’ days? It’s hard to say. Choppin’ wood to heat the house in 1935 required as many hours as it takes to raise the 100 extra acres we have to grow to pay the electric bill. It’s just that a tractor, a plow, a planter, and a combine cost more than an axe.

Does a family tryin’ to make a livin’ on 180 acres, work or worry less than the C.E.O. of General Motors? Does a migrant worker sleep any easier than the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court? Does the editor/owner of a local newspaper put less effort into his job than the editor of the N.Y. Times? I think it’s probably easier to raise twenty acres of corn today than it was in the old days. Just the hand labor

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Highland Cattle News American Royal Announces Winners of the 5th Annual American Royal Steak Contest Kansas City, Missouri – The American Royal is pleased to announce the results of the 5th Annual American Royal Steak Contest. Congratulations to the Highway H Happy Hairy Horned Highland Cattle Ranch, winner of 4th place in the Grass Fed Beef category. On November 14, 2016 a panel of invited judges in the fields of production, journalism, and culinary arts assembled in the test kitchen on the campus of Kansas State Olathe to participate in a blind judging of steak entries. The assembled judges evaluated 40 steak entries submitted from 16 states. This year’s contest was the largest in its history with nearly double the number of entries than in 2015. “The American Royal Steak Contest provides beef producers with the opportunity to put their best steaks up against steaks from other top producers for the chance to be named the best tasting steak in the country,” said Lynn Parman, President and CEO of the American Royal. “The contest continues to grow and this year we saw an increase in the number of entries and the number of states represented.” Steaks were judged in a blind taste test based 60% on Flavor (Overall 30%, Sustained 15%, and Finish 15%)

6th Annual Highland Cattle Auction Sat., April 22, 2017 • 2:00 p.m. Mid-Missouri Stockyard, Lebanon, MO Selling over 100 Highlands, Registered, Unregistered and Crossbreds

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Billy and Kathy Bolch, owners of Hwy. H. Highland Ranch in Stoutland, MO purchased their first Highlands in 2011. Since then they have added to their fold and now have 65 animals. They have registered, unregistered and crossbred animals. They also sell their grass raised and grass finished beef out of their beef trailer in Lebanon on Saturday and also on Friday in St. Roberts. They have a good client base beef business and also sell their cattle. They are active members of the Heartland Highland Cattle Association.

and 40% on Texture ( Juiciness 20% - 10% Initial, 10% Sustained, and Tenderness 20%). Entries were submitted from two categories, Grain Fed Beef and Grass Fed Beef. Full results from the contest can be found at Americanroyal.com/our-royal-events/steak-contest/. About the American Royal Association Woven through the history of Kansas City since 1899, the American Royal provides opportunities for youth and adults from around the country to compete in our Livestock Show, ProRodeo, Horse Shows, and the World Series of Barbecue®. These events allow the American Royal, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization, to give over $1 million annually for youth scholarships and support agriculture education programs. Over 270,000 attendees annually attend American Royal events that generate over $60 million of economic impact. To learn more about the American Royal visit AmericanRoyal.com.


2017 Grand Champion Highland bull at the NWSS in Denver, CO

Finley Falls Duncan, was sold at the 2016 Heartland Highland auction at the 5th annual Highland auction at Mid Missouri Stockyard in Lebanon, MO. Breeder and owner was Ron and Phyllis Campbell of Nixa, MO. Duncan was purchased by Ron Meyers, Stagecoach Farms, in Virginia. Duncan’s show career begin the summer of 2016 and was named Grand Champion Highland bull at the World Beef Expo, Grand Champion at the NCHCA regional show, and Grand Champion at the Corn Husker State Classic. Great representative of animals being sold on this auction.

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The Campbell’s also retired last year from raising Highlands. Their dream came true and will follow Finley Falls Duncan on the show circuit now. Congratulations to the Campbell’s as they are past members of the Heartland Highland Cattle Assoc.

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Quality beef grade, dressing percentage and grids Source: CAB The average cattle feeder wants to be rewarded for above-average beef quality, and many have turned to some type of value-based “grid” marketing to earn premiums. After selling a few pens on a packer grid, some feeders lament it’s less about quality and more about dressing percent, the whole-carcass yield of beef, including bones in those cuts. Taking a closer look, Paul Dykstra, beef cattle specialist with the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand, admits that number is important. “Falling below the industry standard of 63.5% dressed weight means we start out on the grid several dollars behind the alternative live-weight sale price,” he says “Cattle that hang more pounds of saleable carcass weight as a percentage of live weight obviously put us at an advantage.” The rest of the grid proposition plays out through premiums and discounts based on carcass quality grade, including CAB brand premiums, along with yield grade (lean-to-fat ratio) and “outs” due to nonconformance. Quality and yield grades drive dollars, and the illustrations show how those numbers add up ($/hundredweight/head), comparing industry-average cattle to those of high quality grade.

“The tables apply a fairly representative set of grid premiums and discounts to the two pens of steers,” Dykstra says. “We can banter about what the grade percentages should be on high-marbling cattle, but these figures are well below the extremes we’ve seen. Our math includes the 2016 average Choice-Select spread of $9.37/cwt., much wider than the current spread. As some cattle of higher quality grade tend toward higher yield grade as well, the high-marbling pen shows the disadvantage of more Yield Grade 4 discounts, for argument’s sake.”

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Results for this comparison show a $6.79/cwt. premium for the high-marbling pen over the cash market, a $44.05/head advantage over the industry average pen.

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“In contrast, if we focus strictly on dressing percent, a fairly common 1-point difference above or below industry average creates a $27.30/head impact with a base price of $195/cwt. and live weight of 1,400 lb.,” Dykstra notes. “Ideally, we’d own multi-faceted cattle that give up nothing in dressing percent and simply capture further premiums. This example just shows quality drivers can overcome the dressed-yield driver in some pens.”


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Phibro Introduces Cellerate Yeast Solutions™ Practical yeast solutions for healthy animals and a healthy bottom line Phibro Animal Health Corporation introduced Cellerate Yeast Solutions, practical solutions for healthy animals and a healthy bottom line, at the Western Dairy Management Conference. With Cellerate Yeast Solutions, Phibro offers a complementary lineup of products to enhance Phibro’s proven flagship portfolio that includes products such as OmniGen-AF®, Animate®, AB20® and GemStone®. The Cellerate Yeast Solutions announcement reinforces Phibro’s commitment to quality and to its customers in the animal nutrition industry. “For more than 80 years, we’ve proven to our customers that we are a trusted partner in animal health and nutrition,” said William Mead, business unit manager for the Phibro yeast products portfolio. “Our focus is to help our customers achieve their goals and serve them in ways that meet the needs of their business. We bring to market products that support the goals of the industry, the needs of the farmer and the health of the animal.” With access to an expanded portfolio of innovative yeast products, Phibro customers can achieve their desired return on investment by working with Phibro experts who can provide a deep knowledge of the efficacy of yeast and yeast components. “At Phibro, we always ask ourselves, ‘How can we help our customers maintain the health of their animals and

achieve a return via improved health and milk yield?’” said Mead. “And similar to other products in the Phibro lineup, Cellerate Yeast Solutions can be blended by us with other additives, to meet customers’ needs and requirements.” As Cellerate Yeast Solutions strengthens Phibro’s nutritional portfolio, the line will be supported by extensive experience, research and proven results. “Additionally, Cellerate Yeast Solutions feed additives are backed by Phibro’s Dynamic Quality Assurance® (DQA®) program,” said Mead. “Phibro’s DQA program helps protect your products, your people and your business, from the strain selection process all the way through delivery.” For more information about Cellerate Yeast Solutions feed additives, contact your local Phibro specialist. You can also find out more about Cellerate Yeast Solutions by calling us at 800-677-4623. For further information, please visit www.pahc.com.

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Earlier is Better Source: Justin Sexten, Ph.D., CAB Director, Supply Development Everybody knows bull calves sell at least $5/cwt back of steers at weaning, and the discount grows for any still intact as yearlings. That’s because virtually all of them are bound for the feedyard, where steers are the rule. The only question revolves around when the bulls become steers. Castration at weaning means one more stress at a stressful time and mandates a backgrounding or preconditioning program to allow healing. It coincides with the stress of weaning, vaccination and diet adaptation, so the calf is more susceptible to illness, both respiratory and digestive. Vaccines do not respond as well when there are respiratory issues, and we know these negatively influence end-product merit as well. What is often not considered is the digestive upset that delayed castration can cause. Reduced feed intake can contribute to bloat or acidosis due to calves being off feed as they recover from castration. To realize full genetic potential, including beef quality, a calf should never have a bad day. After bull selection and adequately feeding the cow in gestation, castration at or near calving may be the third step in a foundation of quality. Think about all the reasons to neuter males in the first few days, the least stressful time of life. 1. Lowest risk for bleeding or infection considering weather and pests. 2. Requires handling at birth which “allows” ensuring adequate colostrum intake and calf health. 3. Offers opportunity to begin individual animal management by tagging. 4. “Opportunity” to assess dam temperament and reduce future docility problems. 5. Any other time coincides with a vaccination or other stressor, compounding the challenge of effective vaccination. 6. Steer calves have greater marbling potential and fewer tenderness challenges than calves raised as bulls. This is a foundation. Certified Humane® requires neutering in the first week or pain mitigation at a later processing date.

Why let the one calf you cannot band due to under development drive the entire management program? There are other opportunities to tie up these loose ends. Castration at birth allows greater marketing flexibility because weaning age can now be determined by forage availability, BCS of the dam and the market rather than needing to sort bulls from heifer mates. As age at puberty has declined, an unintended early breeding season can be problematic for late castration models. As well, rapid market changes may not allow for adequate healing or recovery time before an opportunity passes for such models. Of course, inadequate labor at calving can make banding at birth impractical. In such cases, castration at branding or pre-breeding makes the most sense, though it likely requires two people. It’s still early in life when milk is the primary nutrient source so disrupted feed intake is less of a challenge. Maternal immunity is fading but calves are largely still protected while the first vaccine is administered. You might worry about losing performance when neutering at birth, but data say the early initiative controls when the performance occurs rather than affecting the gain. Think you’re still giving up 30 lb. of gain by neutering early? Value that gain at $0.75/ lb. or $22.50 per bull. Then take a $5/cwt discount on the same 625-lb. calf and lose $31.25, not counting any other aspects of performance such as carcass merit or improved health. Then there’s your reputation. Buyers may discount all other management practices based on the inability to castrate calves and use technology. A set of all-natural bulls might as well announce, “Owner has no facilities and doesn’t care – who’ll start them, $90 where?”

14th Annual Cattlemen’s Steak Fry June 10 • Sedalia

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As consumers are increasing interested in how cattle are raised, a delayed castration model is detached from their perception of “normal” male procedures around birth.

It’s been said, “The longer the testes are attached to the animal the more the animal is attached to the testes.” Increased mass and blood flow only serve to increase the risks associated with removal. Risk of complications in surgical castration later in life is similar to the challenge of encountering undescended testis when banding a calf in the first few days of life.

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SALE REPORTS Iowa Beef Expo Angus Sale, 2-16-17, Des Moines, IA 61 Bulls.......................................................... Avg. $4,258 34 Females..................................................... Avg. $3,250

Mead Farms, 3-4-17, Versailles, MO 143 Angus Bulls............................................. Avg. $3,682 19 Charolais Bulls......................................... Avg. $2,792 15 Red Angus Bulls....................................... Avg. $2,473 18 Hereford Bulls.......................................... Avg. $2,886 Peterson Farms Charolais, 3-4-17, Mnt Grove, MO 60 Charolais Bulls......................................... Avg. $2,872

Cow Camp Ranch, 2-17-17, Lost Springs, KS 208 SimAngus Bulls...................................... Avg. $5,039 16 SimAngus Females................................... Avg. $2,869

Satterfield Charolais and Angus, 3-4-17, Evening Shade, AR 37 Charolais Bulls......................................... Avg. $4,764

Byergo Family Angus, 2-18-17, Savannah, MO 95 Bulls.......................................................... Avg. $5,155 19 Females..................................................... Avg. $2,784 67 Comm. Open Heifers............................... Avg. $1,120 44 Comm. Bred Heifers................................ Avg. $1,755

Pine View Angus, 3-4-17, Colesburg, IA 94 Angus Bulls............................................... Avg. $4,560

Schiefelbein Farms, 2-18-17, Kimball, MN 271 Angus Bulls............................................. Avg. $7,070 73 Sim Angus Bulls....................................... Avg. $6,140 3 Open Angus Heifers................................... Avg. $4,416 39 Angus Bred Heifers.................................. Avg. $4,435 Badger Creek, 2-18-17, Emporia, KS 32 Angus Bulls............................................... Avg. $2,818 17 Sim Angus Bulls....................................... Avg. $3,988 Jamison Herefords, 2-24-17, Quniter, KS 65 Yearling Bulls........................................... Avg. $5,219 131 Two Year Old Bulls................................ Avg. $4,376 Stratford Angus, 2-25-17, Pratt, KS 164 Angus Bulls............................................. Avg. $5,266 38 Angus Females.......................................... Avg. $7,521 625 Comm. Open Heifers............................. Avg. $1,210 92 Comm. Pairs............................................ Avg. $2,420 Missouri Angus Breeders State Sale, 2-26-17, Columbia, MO 18 Bulls.......................................................... Avg. $4,120 45 Females..................................................... Avg. $3,966

Stucky Ranch, 3-8-17, Kingman, KS 159 Angus Bulls............................................. Avg. $4,290 31 Open Heifers............................................ Avg. $2,382 6 Fall Pairs..................................................... Avg. $4,650 22 embryos....................................................... Avg. $609 BJ Angus, 3-9-17, Manhattan, KS 72 Fall Angus Bulls........................................ Avg. $4,933 33 Yearling Angus......................................... Avg. $3,942 54 Females..................................................... Avg. $4,370 Heart of the Ozarks Angus, 3-11-17, West Plains, MO 31 Angus Bulls............................................... Avg. $2,429 33 Angus Females.......................................... Avg. $2,450 Wright Charolias, 3-11-17, Kearney, MO 132 Bulls........................................................ Avg. $7,550 JAC’s Ranch, 3-11-17, Bentonville, AR 80 Angus Bulls............................................... Avg. $3,920 8 Females..................................................... Avg. $10,343 Galaxy Beef, 3-1-17, Maryville, MO 49 Angus Bulls............................................... Avg. $4,710

Express Ranches, 3-3-17, Yukon, OK 341 Angus Bulls............................................. Avg. $6,346 38 Hereford Bulls.......................................... Avg. $3,790

Sampson Bull and Female Sale, 3-12-17, Kirksville, MO 25 Angus Bulls............................................... Avg. $3,104

KSU Legacy Sale, 3-3-17, Manhattan, KS 36 Angus Bulls............................................... Avg. $3,318 9 Hereford Bulls............................................ Avg. $3,166 10 Sim Angus Bulls....................................... Avg. $4,200

Benoit Angus Ranch, 3-16-17, Esbon, KS 142 Angus Bulls............................................. Avg. $5,516 31 Open Heifers............................................ Avg. $1,987 22 Comm Open Heifers................................ Avg. $1,193

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Ferguson Angus, 3-1-17, Phillipsburg, KS 60 Angus Bulls............................................... Avg. $3,850 25 Balancer Bulls.......................................... Avg. $3,314

REDstock, 3-11-17, Chillicothe, MO 18 month Bulls.............................................. Avg. $3,782 Yearling Bulls................................................ Avg. $4,421 Bred Cows..................................................... Avg. $2,972 Bred Heifers.................................................. Avg. $2,233 Open Heifers................................................. Avg. $1,700

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Gardiner Angus Ranch, Ashland, KS Shoal Creek Simmental, Excelsior Springs, MO Panther Creek Angus, Bowen, IL

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Hwy 42 West • Vienna Missouri 65582 45 Miles South of Jefferson City Selling All classes of Cattle Wednesday • 10:00 a.m. Featuring ‘Star-Vac Program’ Cattle Weekly DVAuction Service for convenient online viewing & bidding For More Information Call… David Patton Office Ross Patton Bill Patton 573-308-6655 573-422-3305 573-308-6657 573-308-6658 Visit our website: www.scrsvienna.com or E-mail us: scrsvienna@gmail.com “Make South Central your Livestock Market”

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Four States Angus Sale, Springfield, MO Show Me Classic Bull Sale, Windsor, MO B/F Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Butler, MO Brockmere Farms, New Cambria, MO Chair Rock Ranch, Greely, KS Meyer Cattle Co. Sale, Bowling Green MO Lucas Cattle Co. Bull Sale, Cross Timbers, MO New Day Genetics Sale, Osceola, MO The Renaissance XXV Sale, Strafford, MO Ozark & HOA Beefmaster Spring Sale, Springfield, MO Frank/Hazelrigg Sale, Fulton, MO 12th Annual Great American Pie Limousin Sale, Lebanon, MO Sydenstricker Genetics Influence Sale, New Cambia, MO


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New Day Genetics Sale, Harrison, Ark. McBee Spring Selection Day Sale, Fayette, MO Simon Cattle Co. Farley, IA Ozark Red Round Up 2017 Bull & Female Sale, Springfield, MO East Central Missouri Angus Association Spring Sale, Cuba, MO Heartland Highland Sale, Lebanon, MO Express Ranches Sale, Yukon, OK Windy Hill Charolias Farms and Guests Sale, Cedar Hill, MO C&C Performance Breeders Sale, Tina, MO Pinegar Limousin, Springfield, MO Missouri Simmental Association Spring Harvest Sale, Windsor, MO Jim D Bellis Female Sale, Aurora, MO Timberland Cattle 7th Annual Angus & Sim-Angus Female Cattle Sale, Vernon, AL Gardiner Angus Ranch 2nd Annual Meating Demand Bull Sale, Ashland, KS Central States Beefmaster Sale, Locust Grove, OK

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

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

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Advertiser Index ADM - 168XFE Special Range... 19 ADM - MoorGuard..................... 47 AgPower John Deere.....................17 AMEC......................................... 71 American Angus Association....... 34 American Pie Sale........................ 27 Bayer Patriot Ear Tags................. 25 BC Angus..................................... 54 Buffalo Livestock Market............. 70 C&C Performance Breeders........ 49 Callaway Livestock Center Inc.... 13 Central Missouri Sales Co........... 46 Circle 5 Cattle Co.........................41 Circle A Angus Ranch................. 35 Classified...................................... 69 Clearwater Farm.......................... 35 Crystalyx...................................... 33 Diamond A Consulting, LLC...... 53 East Central Missouri Angus Assn. Sale................................. 38 Eastern Missouri Commission Company................................. 70 Farmers Bank of North Missouri................................... 18 Fish Branch.................................. 58 Galaxy Beef LLC......................... 35 Gardiner Angus Ranch................21 Gerloff Farms............................... 35 Green’s Welding & Sales.............. 32 Hampton Feedlot......................... 16 Heartland Highland Sale............ 52

Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus........... 35 Ozark Red Roundup Sale.............. 3 Jim’s Motors................................. 58 P.H. White.................................... 37 JJ Skyline Angus.......................... 35 Pinegar Limousin..........................31 Joe Machens Ford........................ 72 Pro-Serve..................................... 34 Joplin Regional Stockyards.......... 56 Red Willow Ranch....................... 52 Kingsville Livestock Auction....... 37 Rolling Fields Cattle Company....57 Laughlin Angus........................... 35 Salt Fork Feed & Supply Marshall & Fenner Farms............ 35 Q-Catch.................................. 30 MCA All Breed Junior Show..60-61 Sellers Feedlot.............................. 47 MCA Brand Wall Page................ 65 Simon’s Cattle Company Sale......51 MCA Cowboys at the Capitol...... 54 South Central Regional MCA Membership Form............. 63 Stockyards............................... 68 MCA Steak Fry Pac Superior Steel Sales...................... 39 Auction...............................43-44 Sydenstricker Genetics................. 35 McBee Cattle Co...........................1 79/24/14Sydenstricker MBCSept2014c.qxp_Layout 9:59 AM PageGenetics............54-55 62 MCF Roundup............................. 24 Sydenstricker Implement............. 68 McPherson Concrete Products.... 69 Triple C, Inc................................. 46 Mead Cattle Co........................... 36 Valley Oaks Angus....................... 35 Mead Farms................................. 35 Weiker Angus Ranch................... 35 Merial Long Range....................... 9 Wes Ad......................................... 26 Missouri Angus Association......... 35 Westway Feed............................... 13 Missouri Angus Breeders............. 35 Wheeler & Sons Livestock Missouri Beef Industry Council... 23 Market..................................... 58 Missouri Limousin Breeders Wheeler Auctions & Real Association............................... 29 Estate....................................... 39 Missouri Valley Commission Mike Williams............................. 39 Company................................. 70 Windsor Livestock Auction.......... 33 MJCA Point Show....................... 59 Windy Hill Spring Sale................ 12 Naught-Naught Agency............... 28 Y-Tex.............................................. 2 Norbrook - Norfenicol............. 40-41 Zeitlow Distributing..................... 53 Ogden Horsecreek Ranch........... 35 Zoetis - GMX.............................. 45

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

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