__MAIN_TEXT__

Page 1


CONTENTS

February 2017

FEATURES 16

MCA Convention Highlights

72

Full Disclosure

Charting a Course 630 People Attended the MCA Convention at Tan-Tar-A in January

When Discussing Cash Rents, Tenants and Landlords Grow Relationships with Open Conversations

MEMBER NEWS 6 18 56

Association Update Beef Checkoff News County News

16 MCA Convention Highlights

72 Full Disclosure COLUMNS 8

MCA President’s Perspective On The Horizon

10

CattleWomen’s Corner

14

Straight Talk: Mike Deering

46

Junior Spotlight with Reba Colin

54

Convention and CattleWomen

The Gathering

The Junior Perspective

On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black

FEBRUARY 2017

John’s Scrapbook

4

96

Capitol Update

98

Field Notes: Wes Tiemann

New Year, New Sucess

Frozen Gates

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 9 (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

DEPARTMENTS 7

New MCA Members

Mike Deering • Executive Vice President - Ext 230 mike@mocattle.com Kevin Johansen • Manager of Membership - Ext 231 kevin@mocattle.com Wes Tiemann • Manager of Strategic Solutions - Ext 235 wes@mocattle.com Candace Rosen • Public Relations - Ext 234 Candace@mocattle.com

Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation www.mocattlemenfoundation.org

Missouri’s CattleWomen

http://mocattle.com/missouricattlewomen.aspx

64

NCBA News

66

Obituary: Fred Blades

84

USMEF News

100

Sale Calendar

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

102

Advertiser’s Index

2017 MCA Regional Vice Presidents

Find us on Facebook:

Missouri Cattlemen’s Association

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

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

FEBRUARY 2017

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.

2017 MCA Officers

5


6

FEBRUARY 2017


Bryan Hall, Anderson, MO Gene Hall, Anderson, MO Jeff Hall, Westboro, MO Harold Harden, Green Castle, MO Mason Hartley, Crescent M Farms, Fair Grove, MO James Heaton, Heaton Farms, Vandalia, MO John Heimer, Heimer Farms, Kirksville, MO Charles Henke, Henke Angus Farm, Salisbury, MO Clint Hetherington, Crane, MO Larry Higgins, L.D. Higgins Enterprises, LLC, Fulton, MO David Hoffman, MU Extension, Harrisonville, MO Gary Holaday, Bucyrus, MO Stephen Holly, Holly Farms, Southwest City, MO Randy Holthusen, Randy Holthusen Ranch, Auxvasse, MO Dennis Hudson, Hudson Farns, LaMonte, Mo Kent Hyde, Hyde Ranch, Springfield, MO Dustin Imel, Imel Farms, Rocky Comfort, MO Corey Jackson, Marshall, MO Danny Jefferies, Green City, MO Phillip Johnson, Phillip Johnson Farms, Liberty, MO Stephen Keeler, Keeler Farms, Rayville, MO Roger Kellison, Kirksville, MO Jim Kelsey, Kirksville, MO Matt & Jennifer Kempker, Kempker Farms, Eugene, MO Chris Kinder, Turning Sage Ranch, Thayer, MO Russell King, King Ranch, McFall, MO Michael Kittle, Keel Creek Farms, Novinger, MO Phillip Lancaster, Springfield, MO Robert & Tena Landry, TG Farms, Protem, MO Leon Lauberth, Freeburg, MO Kevin Lawson, Lawson & Lawson Cattle Farms, Kirksville, MO Anthony Linhart, Milan, MO Tim Mattingly, Foristell, MO Dennis McNear, McNear Farms, Browning, MO Jeffrey Miller, Miller Farm, Rolla, MO Fred Moore, Downing, MO Stephen Nagel, Joe Machens Ford, Columbia, MO Kelly Neible, Kansas City, MO Justin Oaks, Harris, MO Tim Riley, Lamar, MO Kevin Roehrs, New Haven, MO Dale Roth, Alex Roth Polled Herefords, Altenburg, MO Aaron Russell, Russell Land & Livestock, Jefferson City, MO Mike Ryan, Moscow Mills, MO Greg Snyder, 3 Star Farms, Green City, MO Tate Snyder, Green City, MO Everardo Soria, A & E Nogal Inc., Clinton, MO Chad Thompson, McClanahan Farms, Atlanta, MO Josh Turnmire, J & M Cattle Co., Excello, MO Jason Wayman, Wayman Cattle Co., Novinger, MO Rusty Wayman, Wayman Cattle Co., Novinger, MO Craig Westfall, Halfway, MO 7 Todd Wright, Amoret, MO

FEBRUARY 2017

Brian and Aubrey Finkeldei, F River F Cattle, Alma, MO Matthew Ayers, Green City, MO Emily Bailey, Luebbering, MO Frank Bartosh, Carthage, MO Mark Bauerle, Cleveland, MO Jim Beckley, Beckley Farms, Clarence, MO Brad & Phoebe Bergeson, Bergeson Cattle, Sedalia, MO Bill Bertalotto, Rocky Comfort, MO Kenneth Boessen, Alamo Farm, Loose Creek, MO Kathleen Bolch, Highway H Highland Cattle Ranch, Stoutland, Mo Julie Brinker, Washington, Mo Scott Bronenkant, Bronenkant Farms, Perryville, MO John & Teresa Broos, White Ridge Farms, Graff, MO Dean Browning, Leonard, MO Roger Burkemper, Old Monroe, MO Issac Burkholder, Baring, MO W.S. Campbell II, Campbell Cattle, Carthage, MO Tad & Kim Carnahan, New Boston, MO Rick Casey, 5C Ranch, El Dorado Springs, MO M.V. Catena, Thomcat Holdings, Inc., Brooksville, FL Thomas Chaligoj, Tom Charligoj Farms, Doniphan, MO Brian Chaney, Chaney Farms, Taneyville, MO Dennis Clapp, Saint Catharine, MO Alan Clark, Kirksville, MO J.D. Clark, Clark Farms, Seymour, MO Charles & Sharon Claycomb, Princeton, MO R. Michael Cochran, Huntsville, MO Martin Crews, Anthony Creek Cattle Co. LLC, Thayer, MO D and D Farm Supply, Winigan, MO Daron Dace, Bourbon, MO Tony Dameron, Dameron Grain & Livestock, Vandalia, MO Alphonse Dames, Hidden D Cattle LLC, Palmyra, MO Brian Dean, Dean Farms, Rolla, MO Gary Diggins, Moundville, MO Harry Durflinger, Greentop, MO Madison Ebeling, LaPlata, MO Colby Edwards, Atlanta, MO Andrew Eiberger, King City, MO Dennis Eisenbath, O’Fallon, MO Kim Carter, Equity Bank, Clinton, MO Zac Erwin, University of Missouri Extension, Kirksville, MO Steve Fallert, Buck’s Angus Farm, Ste. Genevieve, MO David Gann, Patricia Gann Farm, Elkland, MO Matt Graham, Graham Farms, Patterson, MO Byron, Grainger, Centerview, MO Dustin Gratza, Gratza Farms, Marthasville, MO Mark Grgurich, Novinger, MO Ralph Griesbaum, Taylor, Mo John Grother, Grother Livestock, LLC, Sedalia, Mo John Guerrant, Guerrant Farms, Fulton, MO Leo Hager, Hager Farms, Eugene, MO Keith & Tammy Hahn, Hahn Farms, Sedgewickville, MO


8

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

9


10

FEBRUARY 2017


Custom Cattle Feeders

★ Backgrounding Available ★ 5490 Head Capacity - 2400 Head Under Confinement ★ Corn Grain Bank for Customers ★ No Interest on Feed Bill

23551 Hwy. 11 • Triplett, MO 65286 • 660-634-2216 • E-mail: hamptonfeedlot@ymail.com Hampton Alternative Energy Products, LLC • Hampton Feedlot owns the first anaerobic digester in the state of MO and uses “green” energy to power the feedlot. HAEP is producing a soil amendment by-product from the new digester.

FEBRUARY 2017

HAMPTON FEEDLOT, INC.

11


12

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

13


Straight

Talk

with Mike Deering The Gathering There is nothing more encouraging than seeing more than 500 cattle producers from across the state take ownership in their association by attending its annual gathering – the 49th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show. Despite being under the weather, I truly enjoyed getting to see the faces of Missouri’s vibrant cattle industry. Anyone who questions who runs this outfit should have attended the convention. There is no way to argue with the fact that this is a member driven association if you attended the convention. I truly believe this. From setting policy priorities to electing new leadership, the members called the shots. I just work here and get the honor of advocating for you and when necessary fighting like a cornered cat on your behalf.

FEBRUARY 2017

It always fascinates me to watch the policy and resolutions session play out at convention. Hearing different perspectives when establishing this association’s policy is awakening and encouraging. It is as grassroots as it gets. For the 2017 legislative session, members decided to focus our efforts on strengthening private property rights. The association will support measures that strengthen private property rights in Missouri and will vehemently oppose any invasion of those rights.

14

From honoring youth to recognizing members’ outstanding contributions to electing leaders of this association, the annual gathering is all about people. When it comes to association management, I am not in the cattle business; I am in the people business. It is our people who make it a priority to pay their dues and volunteer their time that keep the wheels turning. Cattleman and Missouri Lieutenant Governor Mike Parson was selected as the 2017 Cattleman of the Year not for his work in government, but for his work as a cattleman.

Executive Vice President Mike traveled town to town during his campaign for lieutenant governor and advocated for agriculture every step of the way. He brought an unbelievable amount of attention to this association and to the importance of what you do every single day to feed this state and beyond. The Missouri CattleWomen selected Patty Wood as the 2017 CattleWoman of the Year. Patty is a fireball who uses her energy to advocate for agriculture every single day. Her efforts are cranked into ultra-high gear during the Missouri State Fair where she and her husband, Pat, manage the association’s Beef House. She never fails to use this as an opportunity to show off our product and to connect with consumers who are curious about where their food comes from. Leroy Strubberg was presented with MCA’s Pioneer Award, which is the highest honor of distinction offered by the association. Strubberg is most definitely a “pioneer” when it comes to the association and to the state’s cattle industry. He played a large role in the reorganization of the Missouri Livestock Association as it became the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association in 1977. He also assisted in the development of the Missouri’s Cattlemen Foundation and the Beef House. These are just a few of the amazing people recognized at the annual gathering. It is so important that we look around us and realize that each of us are valuable to growing this association and to advancing this industry. No matter if you stayed home during the convention breaking ice in water tanks or you were on the center stage, you are the reason this association in its 106th year. I look forward to working for 2017 President Butch Meier and his leadership team to continue moving this association in the right direction in order to advance this industry.


FEBRUARY 2017

15


16

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

17


18

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

19


20

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

21


22

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

23


24

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

25


26

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

27


28

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

29


30

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

31


32

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

33


34

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

35


36

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

37


38

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

39


40

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

41


FEBRUARY 2017 42

5

Cattle Co. Red Angus

Registered/Commercial Bulls Available

Forage Developed + Balanced Genetics + Stayability = Satisfaction

J.Micah Bristow www.circle5cattle.com 573-208-8125


FEBRUARY 2017

43


44

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

45


46

FEBRUARY 2017


See Page 92 For More Details

FEBRUARY 2017 47


Your

BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS Ag Education on the Move Executive Director Mark Russell producers’ have the ability to raise beef, and also to educate consumers about where their food comes from. Chuck owns a veterinary consulting business, and he and his wife, Rose, call California, Missouri home.

Board Member Spotlight: Chuck Massengill, raised in Kansas, served in the United States Navy during Vietnam, and settled in Missouri after his service. His journey wasn’t always easy, but Chuck’s dedication and persistence has turned many challenges into opportunities. Chuck is a leader in the beef industry, and is a Past-President of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. He presently serves on the MBIC board representing the northeast area of Missouri and also serves as a board member on the United States Meat Export Federation (USMEF) board. A veterinarian by trade, but a cattlemen for life, Chuck is dedicated to the beef industry and believes it is important to ensure

FEBRUARY 2017

Jim and Scott Cape…

48

57 Years Trusted Service to Missouri Cattlemen “Your Source for Quality Trailers”

www.jimsmotors.com 1-800-897-9840

United States Farmers and Ranchers Alliance (USFRA) complement “Ag Education on the Move” and “Beef in the Classroom” efforts in Missouri. MBIC affiliates with the USFRA through the Federation of State Beef Councils and Missouri Farmer’s Care. The efforts of USFRA have reached large populations of consumers and school-aged children. Curriculum development has been far-reaching in recent months. “Discovering Farmland” curriculum has inspired students in urban areas to gain real world insights and understanding of where their food comes from and how it is grown and raised. A component of the curriculum, Digital Exploration, allows students to investigate food product label claims by shopping from a virtual grocery store featuring produce, meat, and cereal. The Interactive Lesson Plans are PowerPoint-based lessons that support 21st century learning tools. Teachers can access a range of dynamic, interactive classroom lessons designed to engage high school students in exploring critical issues impacting agriculture. Ibotta Campaign Off to a Strong Start Recently, the Federation of State Beef Councils allocated checkoff funds to promote beef sales in the U.S. through an online coupon app. In the first full week, the Ibotta campaign has delivered more than 160,000 confirmed units of ground beef sold! At 29.7 percent, the redemption rates are performing well above the Ibotta average of 22 percent. And we’re thrilled to see that more than 70 percent of redemptions are from


the competitive, non-beef buyer target. The campaign is driving consumers back to the meat case! State activations in Colorado, Illinois, Iowa and Kentucky went live on Jan. 9, with anticipated boost in the respective markets the following weekend. Study Shows Red Meat Does Not Increase Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors In a new study published in the January 2017 issue of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Wayne Campbell, PhD, professor of nutrition science at Purdue University and his research team conducted a review and analysis of 24 clinical trials, on daily red meat intake and cardiovascular disease risk factors. Many doctors recommend that patients limit red meat intake to less than 3 servings a week, but this new study shows that eating greater than 3.5 servings per week does not negatively affect short-term cardiovascular risk factors, such as blood pressure and blood cholesterol. These findings can help put to rest some of the outdated notions against red meat consumption. Contact the MBIC office to obtain the full study for complete findings.

Classroom” lessons in addition to “Ag Education on the Move” efforts state-wide. We will be visiting many areas of the state in 2017 to engage with producers to share our efforts and listen for comments from the industry. Forage and Producer conferences are great places to see staff and board members. Come by our booths anywhere you see us and let’s talk “Beef”! Also, check us out on our website, mobeef.org or follow us on Facebook.

November summary of retail meat case sales. Compared to a year ago: Beef volume sales increased (+2.5%) Beef dollar sales decreased (-4.6%) Beef retail prices are down (-6.9%) from a year ago and down 15% from the mid-2015 high. Beef feature activity slowed in November (-2.0%), but remains the most featured protein (40.8% of total). The average beef feature price decreased (-7.2%) and the percent of beef sold on feature was 31.6%. FEBRUARY 2017

Meanwhile, back at the Ranch The MBIC staff have started the new year off at a fast pace. County Cattlemen’s annual meetings are in full swing. Several schools are incorporating “Beef in the

49


Cattlemen Support Nomination of Gov. Perdue to Lead U.S. Department of Agriculture WASHINGTON ( Jan. 18, 2017) - Tracy Brunner, president of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association, today released the following statement in support of President-elect Trump’s nomination of former Gov. Sonny Perdue to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture: “Governor Perdue’s an excellent pick to head the Agriculture Department. As a lifelong agri-businessman and veterinarian, as well as the two-term governor of a state where agriculture’s the largest industry, Gov. Perdue has a unique and expert understanding of both the business and scientific sides of agriculture. In a time of increasing regulations and a growing governmental footprint, we have no doubt that Gov. Perdue will step in and stand up for rural America so that we can continue to do what we do best – provide the safest and most abundant food supply in the world.” In addition, Kyle Gillooly, a seedstock cattle farmer in Wadley, Ga., and president of the Georgia Cattlemen’s Association, released the following statement:

FEBRUARY 2017

“The Georgia Cattlemen’s Association is excited to hear the selection of Gov. Sonny Perdue to lead the USDA. Governor Perdue has always been a strong supporter of agriculture. His background in agribusiness and as a veterinarian will bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world common sense to a department that is vitally important to the success of our nation. As a graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, he understands the issues we face in the livestock industry and he is a true believer in the land grant university system, their mission, and how they impact the cattle industry across the nation. His experience leading the State of Georgia, with its large agriculture heritage, will be invaluable to the Trump Administration.”

50


2017 Consignors

Bar Z Ranch Steve & Becky Zinke Corning, Iowa • 712-249-3419

Cox Cattle Co. Deters Black Herefords John & Barbara Cox Ray & Trudy Deters Clinton, Mo • 816-507-2312 Fowler, Ill • 217-224-7641

Kroening Black Herefords Richard & Julie Kroening Fosston, Mn. • 218-435-1223 Mike & Bridget 218-230-1173

FEBRUARY 2017 51


52

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

53


On the Edge of

Common Sense with Baxter Black John’s Scrapbook I stood with George, ears perked, eyes alert, like border collies waiting for the signal. John, (we’ll call him John), finally made his momentous decision known, “We’ll do a C-section! But, I want pictures for my scrapbook!” John was a senior veterinary student spending the week with me during calving season. George was my assistant. The object of John’s attention stood quietly in the chute. She was a crossbred heifer, carefully selected for those quality criteria; four legs and a pulse. Although she weighed over 800 lbs, she wasn’t much taller than a bathroom sink and wide as a mobile home! Being nine months pregnant made you want to paint “GOODYEAR” on her side!

FEBRUARY 2017

John was well taught so George and I offered to be his surgical aides during the procedure. John had never

54

actually performed one before but I had insisted that he call the shots. George and I were at his beck and call. John chose to make a lateral incision in the left flank. We haltered and cast the beast on the ground. Under John’s watchful eye we clipped and scrubbed and shaved the incision site. He asked for a drape. I had one, fortunately. I had been cutting hair with it in the


bunkhouse! But it was clean. Before he double-gloved up he asked if I would record his first C-section on film. I took his camera and snapped him poised above what appeared to be Plymouth Rock! He looked over his shoulder at me as I clicked on. Once he made his first incision, he peeled off the outer gloves and asked me to adjust the light. I moved George closer.

the surgical field and interfered with his manipulation of the uterus, which he couldn’t find, and 26 feet of small intestine which kept crawling into play. Before I could say, “No! Wait!” John pricked the rumen wall with his scalpel to relieve the pressure. A stream of green fluid at 2800 psi painted the left half of John’s body!

All was going well, as the photographs would show. John was doing the perfect imitation of a qualified veterinary surgeon. He penetrated the abdomen authoritatively and immediately the bladder of a blue whale welled up through the incision! John recoiled in terror as the mass came at him like a driver’s side air bag!

I took one photograph of George sluicing down the young surgeon with a bucket full of water. Another of John wiping his face on the drape. One of him lifting the newborne from the womb and, my favorite, John sewing away at the uterus while keeping one knee on the ground and the other pressed against the protruding rumen!

It was, of course, the rumen. This huge organ obscured

I don’t know if the last one made the scrapbook.

FEBRUARY 2017 55


COUNTY NEWS

See What’s Happening in Your County

Henry County What a busy fall. Our men started the season by donating and grilling for the over 200 residents of the Veterans Home in Warrensburg. It is always rewarding to do this and visit with the current residents, especially the ones from our county. Our grilling events have been so successfull this past year that the membership voted to up the scholarship amounts and add an extra one. We are very grateful to the community that supports this project. Several members attended the annual convention at Tan-Tar-A. It is always great to visit old friends and make new ones. It reminds us of the bond we share with other cattlemen.

Members serving on Veteran’s Day were Ron Bybee, Bob Trolinger, Russ Christopher, and Gene Reid.

Members Johnny Lee and Mary Helen Antwiler visit with their guest, son Johnny Lee III from Los Angeles.

We were pleased to have Region VI Vice President Marvin Dieckman and his wife at our November dinner/meeting.

WHEELER & SONS

Roy Akers visits with fellow member Tony Smith.

LIVESTOCK AUCTION

417-646-8102 Hwy. 13 & TT, Osceola, MO 64776

FEBRUARY 2017

Special Stock Cow Sale Sat. February 25th • 6:00 p.m.

56

Cattle Sale Every Thursday - 1:00 p.m.

www.wheelerlivestock.com Burleigh and Doris Wheeler • 417-840-6561 Byron Wheeler 417-777-0897 • Steve Wheeler 417-840-4149

Enjoying the warm fire are Janet Akers, past MCA President,; Jan Reid; Gene Reid, Henry County President; and Wanda Batschelett.


MCW President Marylin Lesmeister, daughter Sami, and husband Anthony, taking a moment out of the busy convention schedule.

MCA Lobbyist Shannon Cooper visits with Robert Trolinger.

David and Judy Micke and Joyce and Bob Trolinger trying to stay warm.

FEBRUARY 2017

Our “Cowboy Preacher� (Brenda Black) visits with Bates County member Blair Morris (on left).

57


Polk County The pending ice storm was the topic of several conversations, as the Polk County Cattleman convened for their meeting on January 12. The TV Stations were hinting at a storm similar to the terrible ice storm of 2007. We are grateful it was not so severe. We had a very nice meeting sponsored by Zimpro. Zimpro is a trace mineral unlike other trace minerals. If you want your profit margins to increase, feeding this mineral is a good place to start. It improves reproduction in your livestock, decreases sours in calves, helps reduce weaning stress and gives heavier weaning weights. These are some very positive reasons to use this product according to Speaker, Adam Warren. Adam had several other very convincing statistics concerning this trace mineral.

some needy families. When the day comes for Share Your Christmas, several members work setting up everything and handing out all the collected items on the designated give away day. It is one of the important community events to which we contribute a great deal. Plan to attend our next meeting on February 9, 2017.

Mark Russell and Keith Baxter from the Missouri Beef Industry Council.

We also had two speakers from the Missouri Beef Industry Council. They were Mark Russell and Keith Baxter. They spoke about how the beef checkoff dollars are being used to promote beef, and about new endeavors being made in those areas. Our Treasurer, Howard Hardecke, gave a very detailed financial report. It showed the Polk County Cattleman had a successful year in 2016. President, Mark Stanek, reported on our work with Share Your Christmas. Our Association helps in various ways with this program. Some members collect used bicycles all year. Then they repair these bikes to give away at this time.

Adam Warren visiting with member Tim Erickson

And, each year our Association donates ground beef to be distributed to the needy families of Polk County. This December, we donated over 1,400 pounds. This beef came from four cows that were donated by some. of our members. Remember, if you’re willing to donate an animal for this purpose you can receive a tax credit equal to the value of the animal, and also help

FEBRUARY 2017

Polk County Cattlemen handing out repaired bikes at Share Your Christmas

58

Howard Bardecke, past local &. State President, Mark Stanek, current local President and Keith Steve, past local and State President.

A group of Polk County Cattlemen members who helped with various tasks at Share Your Christmas.


FEBRUARY 2017

59


Dallas County The Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association (DCCA) kicked off 2017 with a membership meeting on January 10th at the O’Bannon Community Center in Buffalo. One hundred and ten members and guests enjoyed a roast beef dinner catered by CJ’s Bistro. We would like to thank our sponsors for the excellent meal as well as their presentations: Sam and Tammy Dryer, Jerry Glor, and Headings Bros Feeds (Chad and Trevis Headings). Jerry Glor of Halfway told the audience that customers who are using his Beefmaster bulls are seeing a 60-80 pound heavier weaning weight in calves from their commercial cows. He does a lot of DNA testing with an emphasis on homozygous black bulls. Sam and Tammy Dryer run around 100 registered Beefmaster cows near Urbana. Most of their bulls also go to commercial cattlemen. Over the years, they have bred for thickness and muscle in their mostly red herd. Also speaking to the group that evening was Trevis Headings. He discussed the new VFD guidelines as

well as products available for winter supplementation. Member Millie Melton was the lucky winner of a protein tub donated by the Headings Bros. A number of DCCA members and their families attended the annual MCA convention. We would like to commend all the MCA staff as well as the officers and convention planning committee on another great event. Everything is always so well organized and orchestrated. A huge thank you from all of us! Congratulations to all the award winners at convention. DCCA is very honored to be named as Runner-up Outstanding Affiliate again. We will continue to work hard and do our best to promote our product and industry. Hats off to Southwest Cattlemen on receiving the Outstanding Affiliate recognition. Our February meeting will be held on the 16th as to not conflict with Valentine’s Day. We will be meeting at Prairie Grove School. It will be our annual pie auction to benefit our scholarship program.

Cass/Jackson County The Cass/Jackson County Cattlemen’s Association held their January 2017 meeting at the Harrisonville Community Center with 41 members and guests present. The meal and meeting was sponsored by Purina Animal Nutrition and Pleasant Hill Pet & Livestock. The great tasting meal of hot open-faced roast beef, coordinated by food chairperson Connie Chevalier and prepared by various members, preceded the presentation.

FEBRUARY 2017

Sarah Leonhard from Purina gave the presentation on obtaining year round conditioning for obtaining optimum Body Condition Score (BCS).

60

The members welcomed member Billy Snyder back from a lengthy recovery of his injury and prayed for his continued improvement. Also, prayers were given for the recovery of member Bill Wehmeir who is having knee replacement surgery. Last was a sorrow announcement of the passing of member Rochelle, wife of member Mark Gray, who passed away suddenly on January 7, 2017. Our next meeting will be March 21, 2017 at the same location.


ANGUS since 1933

1:

9: Performance Tested Bulls

9 8 7

WD & Jim Pipkin 9770 W. State Hwy 266 Springfield, MO 65802 W.D. 417-732-2707 • Jim 417-732-8552 www.clearwaterangus.com

3

10

11

13 4

2 12

5 6

1

Cattle For Sale at Private Treaty!

2:

Spring Bull Sale • March 11, 2017

GERLOFF FARMS AHIR Bulls Semen Available Females

CONNEALY POWER SURGE Dedicated to the Livestock Industry Since 1906

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

3: For All Your Angus Needs… Thanks For A Great Sale! 22227 Saline 127 Hwy • Malta Bend, Mo 65359 Brian Marshall • (660) 641-4522 www.marshallandfennerfarms.com

4:

Since 1942 Spring Bull Sale March 4, 2017

5:

Spring Sale March 20, 2017

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

OGDEN HORSE CREEK RANCH

KO Reg. Angus Bulls • A.I. Bred Heifers Bred Cows & Pairs • Quarter Horses

Trevon 417-366-0363

Kenny 417-466-8176

10:

WEIKER

ANGUS RANCH 660-248-3640 Fred Weiker • Julia Weiker Fred: 660-248-3765 1339 Hwy 124, • Fayette, MO 65248 “Where the Extraordinary are Availible”

11: www.sydgen.com

P.O. Box 280, 3997 S. Clark • Mexico, MO 65265 Ben Eggers • E-mail: eggers@socket.net Barn: 573-581-1225 • Cell: 573-473-9202 Eddie Sydenstricker Office: 573-581-5900 EddieL@sydenstrickers.com Darla Eggers - Farm Secretary

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

Spring Sale • April 11, 2017

CirCle A rAnCh

7:

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

21658 Quarry Lane • Barnett, MO 65011 Office: 573-302-7011 • Fax: 573-348-8325 E-mail: meadangus@yahoo.com Website: www.skally.net/mead/ Alan Mead, Owner 573-216-0210 Customer Relations and Bull Marketing: David Innes 573-280-6855

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

For your ANGUS Cattle Needs Contact:

8:

13:

Our program is designed to control genetic improvement - not risk it. AHIR Records since 1969 In the Angus Business since 1959 Breeding Cattle with the Progressive Commercial Cattleman in Mind.

AHIR and ultrasound information available on all bulls. Herd sires are selected based on a combination of traits and not on any single trait. John A Jones • 573-680-5151 21320 Hwy 179 • Jamestown, MO 65046 Lifetime Member of the American Angus Association Since 1957

Greg Connell, Gen. Manager P.O. Box 109 • Eugene, Mo 65032 573-694-6152 connell@missouriangus.org (e-mail) missouriangus.org (website)

36327 Monarch Trail • Guilford, MO 64457 • (660) 652-3670 MACIL LAUGHLIN FAMILY

Mark Akin, Gen. Manager nick hammett, Commercial Mktg.

Spring Sale March 18, 2017

12:

JJ Skyline Angus FEBRUARY 2017

MISSOURI ANGUS ASSOCIATION

Angus

Dave Gust, Sr. Dave Gust, Jr. Mike lembke Kevin lennon

61


Southwest Missouri Cattlemen The Southwest Missouri Cattlemen held their first 2017 meeting on January 3 at the University of Missouri’s Southwest Research Center, Mt. Vernon. A nice turnout of 65 enjoyed the meal catered by Maggie Mae’s of Miller. This was the first meeting for newly elected president, Russell Marion, of Pierce City to preside over. The program was given by Dr. Dale Kunkel, Neosho. He runs a commercial cow herd and has around 30 purebred Red Angus. He’s a regular participant in the Show-Me-Select Heifer Development Program and the Missouri Steer Feedout. Last spring he had the opportunity to spend one week at the Wagon Hound Ranch, Douglas, Wyoming. The chance occurred, thanks to his son-in-law’s family fencing business out of Neosho. That firm, Above Par Fencing, had the contract to build a huge corral at the ranch. In words and pictures, Dale gave us a tour via powerpoint of the over 250,000 acre contiguous ranch. They run a 3,000 head Red Angus commercial cow herd, and use 350 Red Angus bulls on them. In

Dale Kunkel gave an interesting report on the week he spent on a ranch in Wyoming.

addition, they have a Quarter Horse breeding program, a cattle feedlot, and provide hunting and fishing leases. They raise high quality alfalfa hay for export to places like Saudi Arabia for race horses. The business meeting was brief with plans made for grilling steak at the Soils & Crops Conferences in Mt. Vernon and Crane. The association will provide chili for the Monett Cattlemen’s Conference on January 31. Unfortunately, several members headed to the NCBA meeting in Nashville and missed the latter event.

FEBRUARY 2017

At the benefit auction in December, $15,600 was raised for various programs during the year.

62

Russell encouraged attendance at the MCA Convention later in the week and pointed out that Samantha Schnake, Stotts City would be the association’s Missouri Beef Queen candidate. She’s the daughter of Dustin and Scynthia Schnake and a senior at Mt. Vernon High School. Her longtime goal is to get into Kansas State’s College of Veterinary Medicine. We were proud to sponsor her participation in the contest and offer our congratulations to Macey Hurst.


NCBA/PLC Support Confirmation of Rep. Zinke for Secretary of Interior WASHINGTON ( Jan. 16, 2017) – The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association and the Public Lands Council released the following statements today in support of the confirmation of Congressman Ryan Zinke (R-Mont.) for the Secretary of Interior: “During his tenure in the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Zinke has consistently advocated for our western communities, economies, and ranchers,” said Tracy Brunner, NCBA president. “He has demanded transparency and the inclusion of stakeholders when it comes to land management decisions, and has a strong understanding of the challenges that come with stewarding the West.” Western ranchers own approximately 120 million acres of the most productive private land in the West and manage nearly 250 million acres of public land. Ranchers who hold grazing permits on public land do vital work that benefits public land including the improvement of water sources, improvement of wildlife habitat, and maintaining the open space that Americans enjoy, yet are often targeted by outside interest groups. “For too long, ranchers have been marginalized and overlooked during planning processes and the

benefits they provide to public rangelands, wildlife and natural resources have gone unrecognized,” said Dave Eliason, PLC president. “The current leadership of the Department of Interior refuses to stand up for the very people who have invested their time and livelihoods into the management and improvement of public lands. Having a Secretary of Interior who understands public lands, and who values true cooperation with stakeholders is in the best interest of all Americans. We are excited for Representative Zinke to refocus the agency’s efforts to their core mission, and to have someone in this role that understands the unique challenges we face in the West.”

Specializing in Land, Equipment and Livestock For Upcoming Sale Info: Contact: Mike Williams Higginsville, MO cell: 816-797-5450 mwauctions@ctcis.net

www.wheelerauctions.com

FEBRUARY 2017 63


NCBA Applauds USTR for Defending U.S. Beef from European Mistreatment WASHINGTON (Dec. 22, 2016) - Today, the Office of the United States Trade Representative announced it will start the process of reinstating retaliatory tariffs on goods and products from the European Union due to the E.U.’s unfair treatment of U.S. beef. National Cattlemen’s Beef Association President Tracy Brunner applauds USTR Ambassador Michael Froman for standing up for the U.S. beef industry and taking action in defense of U.S. beef producers.

Custom Cattle Feeding • 12,000 Head Capacity Family owned & operated since 1917

FEBRUARY 2017

Steve Sellers 620-257-2611

64

Kevin Dwyer 620-680-0404

“The European Union has left us no choice but to seek compensation for the long-standing mistreatment of U.S. beef exports,” said Brunner. “Our temporary agreement with the E.U. was meant to be an opportunity to build a bridge of trust between U.S. beef producers and E.U. consumers, and to compensate the United States for the losses we have suffered as a result of the E.U.’s hormone ban. The E.U. has violated the spirit of that agreement and caused U.S. beef exports to become a minority interest in a quota meant to compensate U.S. beef producers.” In 2009 the U.S. and the E.U. signed a Memorandum of Understanding under which the E.U. agreed to create a new duty-free quota for imports of speciallyproduced beef to compensate the United States for losses arising from the E.U.’s ban on the use of hormones in beef production. Imports under the quota have grown steadily since then, and for the past two years, the entire 45,000 metric ton quota has been filled, though from countries other than the U.S.


Over the past two years the U.S. government has attempted, without success, to engage the European Commission in discussions about ways to rectify this situation. “While this is not our preferred choice, retaliation is the only way cattle producers are going to secure our rights for the losses we have incurred over the years due to the E.U.’s hormone ban,” said Brunner. “If the E.U. is unwilling to honor the terms of the agreement then we have no alternative but to seek restitution. We will not continue to be subjected to such trade agreement abuse.” While initially imports from the United States accounted for the majority of the business done under the quota, over time imports from Australia, Uruguay and Argentina increased rapidly, taking a greater share of the quota. Neither Australia, Uruguay, nor Argentina was a party to the hormone dispute or the 2009 MOU that created the quota intended for the United States. The United States now has a minority and declining share of the quota, and imports so far this year point to a continuation of this trend.

FEBRUARY 2017 65


Fred Blades Fred was born to James H. and Lois (Evans) Blades near Holliday, Mo. in the country home where his father and grandmother, Susie (Krembs) Blades were born. He wouldgrow up just a half mile away on the farm his parents purchased. Fred would later buy from his grandparents Jean and Susie Blades the farm just across the road from where he was raised. He was fond of telling folks that he never got very far inlife “just across the road.” Fred passed away on Dec. 22 at University Hospital in Columbia; he had been in poor health for a number of years and succumbed to pneumonia. He attended Mt. Pleasant and Holliday grammar schools; graduated from Paris High School and University of Missouri. He served in the Army Reserves as a First Lieutenant from 1959 to 1967. MBCSept2014c.qxp_Layout 9/24/14 9:59 AM Page Angus 62 Fred farmed1and raised registered

cattle, selling hundreds of bulls and bred heifers with his father and Uncle Ray Blades in their sales and later on his own in private treaty and in association sales. In the 1980’s he developed a Polled Hereford herd; and in the 1990’s added purebred Braunvieh cattle. In 1959 he married Lynda Hall of St. Louis, Mo. He was a lifelong supporter of the 4-H and FFA programs; served as a beef leader and hosted many judging days for both groups. Under the mentorship of the late Ed Stout he would be part of a team of young people who would establish the first Junior Angus Association in the nation. He was a life member of the American Angus Association, and for 40 years was a voting delegate to the annual meeting. As a member of the Missouri Angus Association he would

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

FEBRUARY 2017

Sale Every Saturday 12:00 Noon

66

• 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)

Order Buying Service Available

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

serve on the board, first as a member and later as Secretary, Treasurer and two term president. In 2008 he was recognized as a Missouri Angus Pioneer. Other memberships included the Monroe County Angus Assoc. serving as Secretary and Sale manager for a number of years; the Mark Twain Angus Assoc. and the Howard County Angus Assoc. He was also a member of the American Polled Hereford Assoc.; Missouri Polled Hereford Assoc., the Central Missouri Polled Hereford Assoc.; and the American Braunvieh Assoc. Fred held the #13 Life Membership in the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association. He considered it a privilege to have been on the Holliday School Board and the Consolidated Electric Cooperative Board. Fred is survived by his wife Lynda; daughter and son in law: Sara and Steve Wright of Madison; son Bill Blades of Holliday, and daughter in law Mendy (Doug) Blades of Centralia. Nine grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren, his sister and brother in law Linda and Lee Moots of laPlata, Missouri. Numerous nieces and nephews, cousins and one aunt. Fred was proceeded in death by his parents and two sons Jimmy and Doug; his in laws Stanley and Grace Hall of Moberly; two sisters in law: Louise (Hall) Colvin of St Louis and Betty (Hall) Greene of North Carolina and brother in law Roger Liebrum of Houston, Texas. No formal services were planned, there will be a memorial celebration of life at a later date. Source: Lynda Blades


Beef Price Outlook at Long-term Normal, but Unexpected News Can Change Prices Source: Scott Brown, 573-882-3861 COLUMBIA, Mo. – “Why do you hang on to your calves?” the beef economist asked cow-herd owners in the room.

“If cow numbers are sharply higher, that could cause a drop in beef prices.”

Scott Brown answered his own question: “Because their price is going up. Right?”

“I get arguments in both directions, up and down, on cow numbers,” he said. However, he admitted he thought there would be more cows reported in the U.S. herd. One reason is continued holding back of more heifers.

Brown, with University of Missouri Extension, cautioned, “There are still downside risks.”

Brown had already explained that there is a mountain of meat—pork, chicken and beef—facing U.S. consumers.

Risk remains in spite of slowing of sharp price declines since October. Some stability appears in beef prices.

A growing cow herd will only add to the supply of beef to be sold.

“Unforeseen events cause volatility,” Brown reminded the gathering of producers of Show-Me-Select replacement heifers. “Market shocks occur in response to news.”

News after the cow count release could drag markets down. “You might consider future downside risks when deciding when to sell calves,” Brown said.

He gave an example. A release of the USDA cow inventory Jan. 31 might contain surprises, Brown said.

However, when he asked herd owners if they increased their herds, few held up their hands. “I could be wrong on a growing cow herd,” he said.

(Continued on page 68)

FEBRUARY 2017 67


Brown went on to explain that international trade plays a big part in the price of domestic meat. Trade policy and value of the dollar both affect that foreign trade. “Recognize that those changes affect your marketing decisions,” he said. A strong dollar makes prices higher in other countries for buyers of U.S. beef. “If we can’t sell beef abroad, that means that meat must be consumed here at home,” Brown said. “The main way to move more meat is to lower prices.” As always, Brown urged producers to consider risk management in their marketing. In his overall outlook on cattle prices, Brown said, “We may be returning to what is a long-term normal price level.”

CENTRAL MISSOURI SALES CO. 3503 S. Limit • Sedalia, MO

Brown reminded producers that weather is a big player in determining the size of the cow herd. Drought, especially in the south-central plains, started the huge drop in cow herd size that led eventually to record high cattle prices in 2014. Changing economics affect individual farm decisions. Major events affect all of agriculture. Price swings in commodity prices make for planning headaches for beef producers. “It’s a series of unforeseen events that caused recent volatility,” Brown said. The Show-Me-Select heifer producers follow management and genetic guidelines developed at the University of Missouri. Protocols, such as for calving ease, add value to heifers coming into the herd. Heifers with proven genetics add price premiums to replacements sold in the annual spring and fall heifer sales.

Your Reliable Market In Mid-Missouri Certified Special VACC Calf Sales the 1st and 3rd Mondays at 2:00 p.m.

Sale Every Monday at 11:00 a.m.

660-826-8286

Managers must realize that input expenses don’t adjust down as quickly as market receipts.

Brown tells beef producers that adding quality is a form of risk management. Repeat buyers at the sales learn that heifers with better genetics outperform old cows they replace. Return buyers bid more at the next sale to buy quality.

Jay Fowler Cary Brodersen E.H. Fowler 660-473-1562 660-473-6373 660-473-1048

“BREEDING CATTLE THAT THRIVE IN THE REAL FESCUE WORLD” MAPLEWOOD ACRES FARM with LAMINE VALLEY FARMS 30th Annual Bull & Female Sale

FEBRUARY 2017

Saturday, March 25th, 2017 • 1:00p.m. At the Farm in Sedalia, MO

68

Matt, Jennifer & Hannah Boatright David & Mariah Boatright 660-826-1880/660-287-1341 660-620-9052 mboatrig@gmail.com maplewoodredangus@gmail.com www.maplewoodacresfarm.com Bob & Susan Felten 660-834-3445/660-621-2083 refelten@iland.net Your Seedstock Opportunity for 2017!

Outstanding Red Angus, Composite & Polled Hereford Yearling Performance Tested Bulls and OPEN & Fall BRED 1A & Commercial Heifers • Complete Performance Records • EPD’s & Ultrasound Pasture Ready • No Pampering • Brucellosis Tested • Johnes Level 6 Free Herd • BVD-PI Tested Negative


MBCSept2014c.qxp_Layout 1 4/22/15 3:48 PM Page 62

BIF Updates Guidelines Check out recent changes to the ninth edition of the BIF Guidelines. Source: Angie Stump Denton MANHATTAN, Kan. – The ninth edition of Uniform Guidelines for Beef Improvement Programs represents a legacy of work that spans more than 50 years of cooperation among the various segments of the beef cattle industry. The Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) board of directors approved changes to the ninth edition during its fall 2016 board meeting. The updated guidelines are now posted to the BIF website — www.beefimprovement.org. Updates included corrections to the age of dam range in days and recommendations for Bovine Respiratory Disease (BRD) observation collection and reporting. The age of dam updates can be found on Page 21. These updates were made after BIF board member, Lauren Hyde, proposed a classification chart that more accurately reflects age of dam in days as it relates to age in years for use in performance calculations. On Page 34 of the guidelines a section was added on collecting BRD observation data. Despite the fact that BRD is the leading cause of mortality in the beef industry nationally, disease incidence data that may be routinely recorded at the feedlot level is not currently being fed back into the national genetic evaluation systems.

“As genetic evaluation approaches for health traits are developed, the Beef Improvement Federation is staying at the forefront of guiding the industry by providing data collection standards to support industrywide genetic improvement efforts. It is fitting to start with guidelines for BRD susceptibility data collection, as it is clearly a trait with huge economic significance to the beef industry,” says Jane Parish, BIF executive director. “Appreciating differences in feedlot data recording systems, two tiers of data recording are outlined in the guidelines.” With the recent updates a revision log was also added to document changes. You can access the updated guidelines at http://bit.ly/bifguidelines. The first edition of Guidelines was published in 1970. Committees established by the BIF Board of Directors develop recommendations based on scientific research results and industry experience. Through the years the Guidelines have evolved as new information has become available. Contributing authors have updated, revised or added sections in this edition based on BIF committee recommendations. The Guidelines are published primarily to assist member organizations in the development and operation of performance programs for their members. The objectives of the publication are to outline standard procedures for measuring, recording and using beef cattle performance data and to facilitate greater uniformity in terminology and methodology in the beef industry.

10' Feed Bunk Featuring our THREE TON PORTABLE FEED BIN

Dealer Inquiries Welcome www.greenswelding.com

Made from all 14 gauge steel 22" high and 8" deep

Green’s Welding and Sales 1464 S.E. County Road 15305 Appleton City, MO 64724

(660) 476-5598 Fax: (660) 476-2801

FEBRUARY 2017

• Ground Opening Lid • Sight Glass • Pin Hitch • Spout just right for a five gallon bucket

69


70

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

71


72

FEBRUARY 2017


Is your risk management plan adequate for your Livestock and Pasture?

Richard Hallock • Risk Management Agent • 660-425-2261 Office 660-947-2474 Office • 641-442-5222 Cellphone

FEBRUARY 2017

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.

73


74

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

75


Jay Lor in Stock Now

FEBRUARY 2017

A way to make your cattle worth even more!

76

Mexico .................. 573-581-5900 Rocheport............. 573-446-3030 Moscow Mills ....... 636-366-9400 Curryville .............. 573-594-6493 Tipton.................... 660-433-5596 Hermann ............... 573-486-3204 Dutzow .................. 636-433-2256


Byergo Angus Farms 67th Anniversary Sale

Saturday • February 18, 2017 • 12:30 pm On the Farm, Savannah, MO

Selling: 110 Powerful Angus Bulls 21 Elite Registered Angus Cows 120 Top Quality Commercial Angus Females • 4 Embryos He Sells!

CED ........+8 BW.......+2.3 WW.......+67 YW ......+113 Milk .......+29 CW........+50 Marb. ...+.35 REA .....+.83 $B ..+144.59

Byergo Oasis 6052- Selling 1/2 interest and 1/2 possession in this elite herd sire prospect by Rampage. Denver Pen Bull- Bt. Wt.-77lbs, Wn. Wt.-1002, YW. Wt.- 1636.

He Sells!

CED ........+3 BW.......+1.8 WW.......+70 YW ......+115 Milk .......+29 CW........+39 Marb. ...+.78 REA .....+.69 $B ..+142.41

Byergo Black Magic 5443- Black Magic sons are going to highlight this event- Buy Black Magic's if you want Bigger and Better cattle. Bt. Wt.-75lbs, Wn. Wt.-909, Scanned a 17.8 inch ribeye.

Sons Sell!

CED ........+8 BW..........-.8 WW.......+84 YW......+139 Milk .......+26 CW........+52 Marb. ...+.78 REA .....+.39 $B ..+154.65

Byergo Lawmaker 4629- First sons of this exploding herd sire to sell. He is going to rewrite the Laws on performance.

He Sells!

CED ........+9 BW..........-.9 WW.......+66 YW ......+112 Milk .......+27 CW........+51 Marb. ...+.24 REA .....+.18 $B ..+133.27

Byergo Rosco 6123- WOW. Rosco catches the eye of everyone with his special look, performance, and exceptional EPD's. Denver Pen Bull- Bt. Wt.-72lbs, Wn. Wt.-961.

He Sells!

CED ......+10 BW.......+1.2 WW.......+65 YW ......+117 Milk .........25 CW........+26 Marb. ...+.29 REA .....+.87 $B ....+98.35

Byergo Haymaker 6128- This Innovation son is sure to impress. Denver Pen Bull- Bt. Wt.-76lbs, Wn. Wt.-910, YW. Wt.- 1614. Scanned a 18.7 inch Ribeye!

She Sells!

CED ........+6 BW.......+1.2 WW.......+60 YW ......+111 Milk .........31 CW........+64 Marb. ...+.42 REA .....+.37 $B ..+132.32

Byergo Rosemere Barbara 1604- This special Donor female by Sitz Upward sells! Maternal sister to Byergo Andy 0115.

8850 Co. Rd. 58 • Savannah, MO 64485 Bryson 816-261-5198 • Drew 816-261-7150 • Andy 816-261-7132 website: www.byergo.com • email: byergoangusfarms@hotmail.com Check us out on facebook at Byergo Angus

FEBRUARY 2017

Byergo Angus Farms

77


78

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

79


The Payoff From Progress Source: CAB - Miranda Reiman

It can be easy to review the mental project list and get discouraged, to feel like you can barely keep up.

There’s always something more to do.

The rat race is real, even on the ranch.

After the holidays, things will slow down. Nah, maybe after calving, branding and breeding. But then, summer comes and there’s all that hay to make when the sun is shining, fences to build and cedars to eliminate (or insert your own region-specific fair-weather task).

Sometimes you have to take a wider view to see the progress you’ve made. That old shed wears new tin or your grazing system now allows for 20% more cows on the same ground.

April Valley Farms

20th Annual Performance-Tested

Angus Bull & Female Sale Sunday, March 19th, 2017 Complimentary Lunch Served at Noon • Sale 1:00 p.m.

I bet you’ve heard, “We need to tell our story,” a time a two.

Selling: 70 Fall & Spring Yearling Bulls 20 Cow/Calf Pairs • 25 Open Heifers

Yes, yes and yes. Those are goals worthy of time and energy.

St. Joseph Stockyards • St. Joseph, MO

AVF SOUTHSIDE 1406 He sells. Sire: KCF Bennett Southside, Dam’s sire: SAV Final Answer 0035 CED +8, BW +.3, WW +68, YW +113, Milk +31, MB +.53, RE +.51

FEBRUARY 2017

Edmund J Theis, Jr. • Mark Theis Larry Theis • Jerry Theis 18432 Mt. Olivet Road Leavenworth, KS 66048 www.aprilvalleyfarms.com

But I’m not going to try to add more to your to-do list…at least not today. Cattlemen and women everywhere have done good work. Darn good. Survey the past few decades and you’ll see. You might even laugh to think of some of the challenges that used to be. This summer, Robbi Pritchard, South Dakota State University animal scientist, told a meeting room full of cattle feeders that ranch-level improvements have made their jobs easier.

AVF PLATINUM 7216 He sells. Sire: SAV Platinum 0010, Dam’s sire: HSAF Bando 1961 CED +7, BW +.1, WW +58, YW +107, Milk +23, MB +.35, RE +.55

80

Beyond just your gate, there are many calling for change. This beef business needs to get more coordinated and better able to address consumer demands. We need to use fewer resources and better document the many improvements we’ve made.

Jerry (913) 683-0775 Larry (913) 775-2130 Edmund (913) 682-4376 Fax (913) 682-8978 e-mail: avfarms@dishmail.net

For your free reference sale booklet, contact anyone in the office of the Sale Manager: Tom Burke, Kurt Schaff, Jeremy Haag, American Angus Hall of Fame, at the World Angus Headquarters, Box 660, Smithville, Mo. 640890660. Phone: (816) 532-0811 • Fax: (816) 532-0851 • E-mail: angushall@earthlink.net

“Calving seasons are getting tighter. Calves are healthier,” he said. “We no longer need [backgrounding] time to get the skeleton to grow, we no longer need time for things to average out like we used to when management wasn’t nearly as good. Time solved


a lot of problems with cows. With quality-managed cattle today, we don’t have to fiddle around with that time. We just have to be able to manage what we have to its best advantage.” You’ve been listening and making decisions and improvements, and people are noticing. A quick look at quality grade trends shows the same sort of upward momentum. In 2006, just 51% of the fed cattle graded Choice, and less than 2.5% Prime. Fast forward a decade and 2016 totals will close somewhere around the 70% and 5.5% Prime mark. Along with that, the value spread between

yesterday’s level of beef quality and today’s keeps growing, paying you more premiums. “Consumers have our attention,” Pritchard told the crowd. “We are doing things about quality assurance. We’re doing things about food safety. We’re doing things about animal care and well-being.” We still need to address the question of the ideal carcass size and dozens of other challenges, but I’ll save them for another day. Today, I say, thank you for a job well done.

Cowboys at the Capitol on Wednesdays See Schedule on Page 93

FEBRUARY 2017 81


MCA Recognized Top Membership Recruiters OSAGE BEACH, MISSOURI ( Jan. 11, 2017) - The Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) recognized individuals - known as Top Hands - who recruited new members in 2016. Top Hands received recognition during the 49th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show. The top membership recruiter in 2016, recruiting 55 new members, was Greg Buckman from Hallsville, Mo. For his efforts, Buckman received an all-expense paid trip to the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Convention in Nashville, Tenn.

WINDSOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION “FAMILY OWNED AND OPERATED SINCE 1983”

Sales Every Wednesday @ Noon

FEBRUARY 2017

Jake Drenon 660-441-7716

82

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

The MCA Top Hands cumulatively recruited 680 members over the past year. These cattlemen received prizes based on the number of new members they recruited. Twenty-four first level top hands received an MCA pocket knife for recruiting three to four new members. Second level recruiters brought in five to nine new members and received a desk clock. There were 18 recruiters in the second level. Twelve recruiters signed up 10 or more members and received a wall clock. Two top hands recruited 20 or more members. These recruiters received a wall clock and MCA convention package. “MCA is glad to present these top hands with an incentive,” MCA Manager of Membership Kevin Johansen said. “Recruiting 680 new members in one year is a great accomplishment for our association.” The 49th Annual Missouri Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show was held Jan. 6-8 at Tan-Tar-A Resort in Osage Beach, Missouri.


FEBRUARY 2017

83


November Pork Exports Set New Record; Beef Exports also Strong U.S. red meat exports continued to build momentum in November, highlighted by a new monthly volume record for pork exports. Both pork and beef exports exceeded year-ago levels by more than 20 percent in both volume and value, according to statistics released by USDA and compiled by the U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF). November pork exports totaled 225,757 metric tons (mt), up 24 percent year-over-year and breaking the previous record (218,132 mt) set in October 2012. Export value was $586.8 million, up 30 percent from a year ago and the highest since May 2014. For January through November, pork export volume was up 7 percent from a year ago to 2.09 million mt, while export value increased 5 percent to $5.38 billion. Even with U.S. pork production reaching record levels, exports are accounting for a larger share. November

export volume equated to 28 percent of total production and 23 percent for muscle cuts only – substantial increases over the November 2015 ratios of 24 percent and 21 percent. For January through November, exports accounted for 25.5 percent of total production and 21.4 percent for muscle cuts – up from 24.2 percent and 20.9 percent, respectively, in 2015. November export value averaged $55.09 per head slaughtered, up 19 percent year-over-year. The January-November average was $49.63 per head, up 2 percent. November was also a very strong month for beef exports, which totaled 155,335 mt – up 20 percent yearover-year and the largest since July 2013. Export value increased 21 percent to $619.1 million, the highest since December 2014. This pushed January-November export volume to 1.07 million mt (up 10 percent year-over-year) valued at $5.72 billion (down 1 percent). (Continued on page 86)

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

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

FEBRUARY 2017

3390 Winbrook Dr., Memphis, TN 38116

84

David Means

John P. Harrison

573-642-9753

573-386-5150

Jack Harrison

David Bell

573-386-2138

660-327-5633


FEBRUARY 2017

85


November exports accounted for nearly 15 percent of total beef production and 11.7 percent for muscle cuts only – the highest levels since 2014. January-November exports accounted for 13.5 percent and 10.3 percent, respectively – up from 13 percent and 10 percent during the same period in 2015. Beef export value per head of fed slaughter reached a 2016 high of $294.39 in November, up 5 percent from a year ago. For January through November, per-head export value averaged $258.48, down 7 percent. “With recent increases in both pork and beef production, the U.S. industry faces a significant

Your One-Stop for Braunvieh Influence and Black Hybrid Commercial Females Call us to see some of the best calf raisers in the business. Over 22 Years Grouping and Marketing our customer’s feeder calves!

challenge in terms of moving these larger supplies,” said Philip Seng, USMEF president and CEO. “But with aggressive and well-targeted international marketing efforts, this also presents an outstanding opportunity to grow our market share in established export destinations and cultivate new opportunities in emerging markets. U.S. exports are achieving success on both fronts, and USMEF is committed to keeping this strong momentum going in the New Year.” Mexico a powerful pacesetter, but positive results across the board for U.S. pork Demand for U.S. pork gained further momentum in

(Continued on page 88)

Ron McBee 221 State Hwy H Fayette, MO 65248 (573) 228-2517 E-mail: mcbcattle@aol.com Website: McBeeCattleCompany.com

FEBRUARY 2017

Annual Spring Bull and Female SELECTION DAY Sale, April 15, 2017

86


FEBRUARY 2017

87


Mexico in November, where a fifth consecutive record year for export volume is now within reach. November exports totaled 73,984 mt, up 21 percent year-over-year and pushing January-November volume (649,992 mt) nearly even with the record pace of 2015. Export value was up 32 percent in November ($139.2 million) and January-November export value increased 4 percent to $1.19 billion. Though still lower year-over-year, pork exports to leading value market Japan continued to strengthen in November, increasing 24 percent from a year ago in volume (37,317 mt) and 35 percent in value ($153.4 million, the highest since April 2015). Through November, export volume to Japan was down 5 percent to 357,808 mt, while export value ($1.44 billion) pulled

within 1 percent of the previous year’s pace. 2016 will be a record year for chilled pork exports to Japan, which were up 10 percent through November to 201,828 mt. Other highlights to U.S. pork include: While pork muscle cut exports to China/Hong Kong continue moderate, pork variety meat demand remains very strong. In November, pork variety meat exports to the region increased more than 90 percent in volume (32,398 mt) from a year ago and more than doubled in value ($69.9 million). Through November, pork variety meat exports were up 60 percent in volume (281,273 mt) and 51 percent in value ($569 million), while combined pork and pork variety meat exports totaled 497,701 mt (up 63 percent) valued at $978.9 million (up 55 percent). Pork exports to Central and South America increased 7 percent in volume through November to 120,502 mt, valued at $297.4 million (up 5 percent). Year-over-year increases were achieved in all seven Central American countries, led by mainstay markets Honduras and Guatemala, as well as in Chile. After a difficult first half, exports to Colombia have rebounded significantly in the past four months and are now just below their 2015 pace. January-November exports to Canada were up 2 percent from a year ago in both volume (186,724 mt) and value ($731 million). This included a 13 percent increase in pork variety meat volume (12,451 mt), valued at $17.8 million (up 5 percent).

FEBRUARY 2017

Tucker Janssen

88

Southern Region

Larger exports to both Australia and New Zealand pushed January-November exports to the Oceania region up 9 percent year-over-year in volume (63,653 mt) and 2 percent higher in value ($179.6 million).

Manager

806-679-1700 tjanssen@immucell.com 7706 Georgetown Dr. Amarillo, TX 79119

www.firstdefensecalfhealth.com

Led by Japan and Korea, Asian markets shine for U.S. beef Following a down year in 2015, U.S. beef exports to Japan

(Continued on page 90)


FEBRUARY 2017

89


continue to stage a very impressive rebound. November exports to Japan surged by 63 percent in volume (23,598 mt) and 58 percent in value ($149.5 million) from a year ago. For January through November, export volume increased 24 percent to 237,234 mt. This included a 44 percent increase in chilled exports to 102,090 mt. January-November export value to Japan increased 16 percent to $1.39 billion. Beef exports to South Korea have already set a new value record ($929.3 million, up 25 percent), breaking last year’s mark of $847.4 million in just 11 months. When 2016 results are final, Korea will become the fifth market (joining Japan, Mexico, Hong Kong and Canada) in which U.S. exports have exceeded $1 billion in a single year. January-November export volume to Korea was 158,947 mt, up 38 percent year-over-year. This included a 37 percent increase in chilled beef exports to 20,325 mt. Other highlights for U.S. beef exports include: November was another very strong month for beef exports to Taiwan, pushing January-November results 22 percent above of the 2015 pace in volume (39,299 mt) and 10 percent higher in value to $319.5 million – already setting a new full-year value record.

FEBRUARY 2017

(Continued on page 95)

90


FEBRUARY 2017

91


92

FEBRUARY 2017


We Market Cattle Across Missouri Weekly:

573-324-2295 • www.emcclivestock.com

…on Tuesday in Boonville…

660-882-7413 • www.movalleylivestock.com

We routinely find true price discovery weekly across Missouri. We work for sellers and with buyers to keep our industry moving forward.

FEBRUARY 2017

…on Friday in Bowling Green.

93


94

FEBRUARY 2017


Fueled by a resurgence in shipments to Indonesia, January-November beef exports to the ASEAN region increased 32 percent in volume (26,003 mt) and 8 percent in value ($138.6 million). Exports also posted impressive gains in Vietnam, helping offset lower exports to the Philippines.

to trend upward, increasing 21 percent in volume (1,991 mt) through November and 13 percent in value ($11 million). November muscle cut exports to leading market Mexico were the highest of 2016 at 182 mt, and results were also bolstered by strong exports to Vietnam, Bermuda and the Netherlands Antilles.

Beef exports to Mexico continue to strengthen in volume, which was up 8 percent through November to 217,790 mt. Export value to Mexico was down 10 percent to $891.1 million.

Complete January-November export results for U.S. beef, pork and lamb are available from USMEF’s statistics web page. Monthly charts for U.S. pork and beef exports are also available online.

Beef variety meat exports increased 10 percent from a year ago in volume (308,712 mt) through November and 4 percent in value ($820.7 million). This performance was bolstered by the addition of Indonesia, which reopened to beef variety meat in August, and South Africa, which was closed to all U.S. beef products until last January. Both are now top 10 volume markets for beef variety meat. Momentum continues to grow for lamb muscle cut exports January-November lamb exports were lower yearover-year in both volume (7,931 mt, down 5 percent) and value ($16.7 million, down 3 percent) due to weak variety meat demand. But lamb muscle cuts continue

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

Special Cow Sale Saturday, February 18 • 11:00 a.m. Cattle Sale Every Tuesday 10:00 a.m. For information call Rick or Jeremy Anstine

816-597-3331 or 816-732-6070

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

FEBRUARY 2017 95


96

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

97


98

FEBRUARY 2017


FEBRUARY 2017

99


Sale Calendar

FEBRUARY 2017

February 4 Loonan Stock Farm Production Sale, Corning, Iowa February 7 Hoover Angus Farm, Creston, IA February 8 River Creek Farms, Manhattan, KS February 11 Crooked Creek Angus, Clarinda, IA February 11 Rudow Family Cattle Bull Sale, Pana, IL February 11 J&N Black Hereford, Leavenworth, KS February 12-19 Iowa Beef Expo, Des Moines, IA February 13 Iowa Beef Expo Simmental Sale, Des Moines, IA February 13 Iowa Beef Expo Charolais Sale, Des Moines, IA February 16 Iowa Beef Expo Angus Sale, Des Moines, IA February 17 Cow Camp Ranch Bull Sale, Lost Springs, KS February 18 Byergo Family Angus, Savannah, MO February 18 Riley Brothers Angus, Darlington, WI February 18 Badger Creek Bull Sale, Emporia, KS February 18 Genetic Blend Bull Sale, Carthage, MO February 18 Schiefelbein Farms Annual Bull Sale, Kimball, MN February 23 IL. Performance Tested Bull Sale, Springfield, IL February 24 Jamison Herefords Bull Sale, Quinter, KS February 25 Peterson Angus Bull Sale, Alcester, SD February 25 Stratford Angus, Pratt, KS February 25 Seedstock Plus Sale, Kingsville, MO February 26 Missouri Angus Breeders Futurity Sale, Columbia, MO February 28 Mill Creek Ranch, Alma, KS March 1 Ferguson Angus, Phillipsburg, KS March 3 Express Ranches Spring Bull Sale, Yukon, OK

100

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”

March 3 March 4 March 4 March 4 March 4 March 4 March 4 March 5 March 8 March 9 March 11 March 11 March 11 March 11 March 11 March 11 March 12 March 14 March 16 March 17 March 17 March 17 March 18 March 18 March 18 March 18 March 18 March 18 March 18 March 19 March 19 March 20 March 21 March 24 March 25 March 25 March 25 March 25

The KSU Legacy Sale, Manhattan, KS Mead Farms, Versailles, MO Peterson Farms Charolias Sale, Mnt. Grove, MO Satterfield Charolias and Angus, Evening Shade, AR Linhart Limousin, Leon, IA Pine View Angus, Colesburg, IA Seedstock Plus Arkansas Bull Sale, Hope, AR Midwest Black Hereford Breeders Sale, Maryville, MO Stucky Ranch, Kingman, KS BJ Angus, Manhattan, KS Heart of the Ozarks Angus, West Plains, MO Wright Charolias, Kearney, MO JAC’s Ranch, Bentonville, AR Galaxy Beef, Maryville, MO Mill Brae Ranch, Maple Hill, KS Redstock Red Angus Sale, Chillicothe, MO Sampson Bull and Female Sale, Kirksville, MO Cooper Hereford Sale, Willow Creek, MT Benoit Angus Ranch, Esbon, KS Marshall & Fenner/Murphy Cattle Co, Marshall Junction, MO THM Land and Cattle, Vienna, MO Sunflower Genetics, Maple Hill, KS Brinkley Angus Ranch, Green City, MO Circle A Angus, Iberia, MO Musgrave Angus, Griggsville, IL Mississippi Valley Angus Assoc. Palmyra, MO Falling Timber Farm, Marthasville, MO Pinegar Limousin, Springfield, MO Flying H Bull Sale, Butler, MO Briarwood Angus Farms, Butler, MO April Valley Sale, St. Joseph, MO Hinkles Prime Cut Angus, Nevada, MO KW Cattle Co. Ft. Scott, KS SE MO PT Bull Sale, Farmington, MO Valley Oaks Annual Private Treaty Sale, Oak Grove, MO Missouri Charolais Breeders Association Spring Sale, Kirksville, MO Worthington Angus, Dadeville, MO NE MO Performance Tested Bull Sale, Palmyra, MO


March 25 Maplewood Acres, Sedalia, MO March 25 Seedstock Plus, Carthage, MO March 25 PBG Bull Sale, Montrose, MO March 25 Magness Land and Cattle, Miami, OK March 26 C/S Cattle, Pomona, MO March 27 Oleen Bros. Dwight, KS March 27 SW MO PT Bull Sale, Springfield, MO March 28 Genetrust Brangus, Suhn Cattle Co. Eureka, KS March 30 Sweiger Bros Bull Sale, Maysville, MO March 31 Sandhill Farms, Haviland, KS March 31 Meyer Cattle Co. Curryville, MO April 1 Gardiner Angus Ranch, Ashland, KS April 1 Shoal Creek Simmental, Excelsior Springs, MO April 1 Panther Creek Angus, Bowen, IL April 1 Four States Angus Sale, Springfield, MO April 1 Show Me Classic Bull Sale, Windsor, MO April 3 Brockmere Farms, New Cambria, MO April 5 Chair Rock Ranch, Greely, KS April 8 The Renaissance XXV Sale, Strafford, MO April 11 Sydenstricker Genetics Influence Sale, New Cambia, MO April 15 McBee Spring Selection Day Sale, Fayette, MO April 15 Simon Cattle Co. Farley, IA April 22 Express Ranches Grass Time Sale, Yukon, OK April 22 Windy Hill Charolias Farms and Guests Sale, Cedar Hill, MO April 23 C&C Performance Breeders Sale, Tina, MO April 29 Pinegar Limousin, Springfield, MO April 30 Jim D Bellis Family Female Sale, Aurora, MO

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

“REESE” DISC MOWERS, CADDY V-RAKES, “REESE” TUBE-LINE BALE WRAPPER, AITCHISON DRILLS, SELF-UNLOADING HAY TRAILERS, HEAVY DUTY BALE AND MINERAL FEEDERS, FEED BUNKS, BALE SPIKES, CONTINUOUS FENCING, COMPLETE CORRAL SYSTEMS, INSTALLATION AVAILABLE: Tigerco Distributing Co. 660-645-2212, 800-432-4020 or www.tigercoinc.com. SUPERIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION Video Sale Via Satellite. Your area representative is Bob Walker, 417-777-0949. BULLS: CALVING EASE LINE BRED BLACK SIMMENTALS. Outstanding EPD’s, Fast Growth. These are good looking, sound footed, fall and yearling bulls. We deliver. Mike Williams, Higginsville, MO 816-797-5450. STEEL OIL FIELD PIPE AND SUCKER RODS. Call 573-5782687 or 573-422-3735. 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.

FEBRUARY 2017 101


FEBRUARY 2017

Advertiser Index

102

AMEC................................................................................. 41 American Angus Association.............................................. 71 April Valley Farms Sale....................................................... 80 Arrowquip........................................................................... 23 Bayer Ear Tags.................................................................... 15 Benoit Angus....................................................................... 89 BJ Angus.............................................................................. 70 Briarwood Angus Sale......................................................... 78 Buffalo Livestock Market.................................................... 66 Byergo Angus Farm Sale..................................................... 77 Callaway Livestock Center Inc............................................ 84 Central Missouri Sales Co.................................................. 68 Circle 5 Cattle Co............................................................... 42 Circle A Angus Ranch........................................................ 61 Circle A Angus Ranch Sale................................................. 25 Classified............................................................................101 Clearwater Farm................................................................. 61 Cooper Herefords............................................................... 87 Cow Camp Ranch.............................................................. 85 Dow AgroSciences R&P..................................................... 55 Eastern Missouri Commission Company........................... 93 Express Ranch Sales..........................................................103 Falling Timber Farms.......................................................... 60 Farmers Bank of North Missouri........................................ 73 FCS....................................................................................104 Galaxy Beef LLC................................................................ 61 Galaxy Beef Sale Ad........................................................... 99 Genetic Blend Sale.............................................................. 86 Gerloff Farms...................................................................... 61 Green’s Welding & Sales..................................................... 69 Hampton Feedlot................................................................ 11 Heart of the Ozarks Angus................................................. 57 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus.................................................. 61 Hinkles Prime Cut Angus Sale............................................ 19 Immucell - First Defense..................................................... 88 J & N Black Hereford Sale.................................................. 67 Jac’s Ranch.......................................................................... 59 Jim’s Motors........................................................................ 48 JJ Skyline Angus.................................................................. 61 Joplin Regional Stockyards................................................. 81 Kent Feeds........................................................................... 47 Kingsville Livestock Auction............................................... 95 KSU Legacy Sale................................................................ 82 KW Cattle Co..................................................................... 95 Laughlin Angus................................................................... 61 Legend Lespedeza............................................................... 62 Joe Machens Ford............................................................... 27 Maplewood Acres Farm...................................................... 68 Marshall & Fenner Farms................................................... 61 MCA Brand Wall Page....................................................... 97

MCA Member Benefits....................................................... 65 MCA Membership Form.................................................... 94 MCA PAC Fundraiser Allen West...................................... 39 MCA Weekend Shoots................................................... 52-53 McBee Cattle Co................................................................ 86 McPherson Concrete Products..........................................102 Mead Cattle Co.................................................................. 64 Mead Farms........................................................................ 61 Mead Farms Sale.................................................................. 3 Merial Long Range............................................................. 21 Midwest Black Hereford Sale.............................................. 51 Missouri Angus Association................................................ 61 Missouri Angus Breeders.................................................... 61 Missouri Angus Futurity..................................................... 78 Missouri Beef Industry Council.......................................... 49 Missouri Limousin Breeders Association............................ 43 Missouri Valley Commission Company.............................. 93 MultiMIN USA.................................................................... 9 Naught-Naught Agency...................................................... 54 Norbrook .......................................................................50, 51 Ogden Horsecreek Ranch................................................... 61 Peterson Farms Bull Sale..................................................... 79 Pine View Angus................................................................. 90 Pinegar Limousin................................................................ 45 Pro-Serve............................................................................ 84 Redstock Sale.................................................................12, 13 Sampson Cattle................................................................... 90 Satterfield Charolais & Angus............................................. 29 Schiefelbein Farms Bull Sale.......................................... 35-38 Seedstock Plus Sales............................................................ 63 Sellers Feedlot..................................................................... 64 South Central Regional Stockyards...................................100 Stratford Angus................................................................... 91 Stucky Ranch Sale.............................................................. 83 Superior Steel Sales............................................................. 65 Sydenstricker Genetics........................................................ 61 Sydenstricker Implement JayLor........................................ 76 Triple C, Inc........................................................................ 44 Valley Oaks Angus.............................................................. 61 Valley Oaks Angus Sale....................................................... 84 Weiker Angus Ranch........................................................... 61 Wheeler & Sons Livestock Market...................................... 56 Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate......................................... 63 Mike Williams..................................................................... 63 Windsor Livestock Auction................................................. 82 Wright Charolais Sale......................................................... 17 Y-Tex..................................................................................... 2 Z-tags.................................................................................. 33 Zeitlow Distributing............................................................ 75


FEBRUARY 2017

103


104

FEBRUARY 2017

Profile for Missouri Beef Cattleman

Missouri Beef Cattleman Feb 2017  

Missouri Beef Cattleman Feb 2017

Missouri Beef Cattleman Feb 2017  

Missouri Beef Cattleman Feb 2017

Advertisement