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CONTENTS

July 2016

FEATURES 10

More Than Feeder Cattle

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Feral Destructors

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Modern Marketing

A Look at Those Behind the Green Hills Hot Spot for Selling Cattle

New Direction for Feral Hogs in Missouri: Report, Don’t Shoot

MCA Member’s Family Takes Beef Directly to Consumers

MEMBER NEWS 6 18 34

Association Update Beef Checkoff News County News

10 More Than Feeders Cattle

Feral Destuctors

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COLUMNS 8

MCA President’s Perspective Junior Member Activities

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CattleWomen’s Corner

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Straight Talk: Mike Deering

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Beef Cattle Thoughts from the Recliner: Dale Watson

My Tribute to Aunt Cleo

Silly Season

Spring Break

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On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black

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Field Notes: Wes Tiemann

Summer Agenda

Elite Producers

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New MCA Members Gelbvieh News KLA News - Ks Feedlots NCBA News - Buckman to YCC Sale Calendar Advertiser’s Index

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

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2016 MCA Officers

Keith Stevens, President 417-326-4673 • 4740 S. 85th Rd., Bolivar, MO 65613 Butch Meier, President-Elect 573-270-4185 • 2013 Co. Rd. 330, Jackson, MO 63755 Greg Buckman, Vice-President 573-696-3911 • 14601 N Rt U, Hallsville, MO 65255 Matt Hardecke, Treasurer 636-226-4481 • 19102 Skymeadows Dr., Wildwood, MO 63069 David Dick, Secretary 660-826-0031 • 23529 Anderson School Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301

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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.

Region 1: Luke Miller, RR 2, Box 182 Hurdland, MO 63547 660-299-0798 Region 2: Mike Henderson, 103 Harris School Rd. Wellsville, MO 63384 • 573-684-2773 Region 3: Bobby Simpson, 3556 CR 6150 Salem, MO 65560 • 573-729-6583 Region 4: Mark Garges, 315 Oak Cameron, MO 64429 • 816-248-6275 Region 5: Bruce Mershon, 10015 Windsor Dr. Lee’s Summit, MO 64086 • 816-525-1954 Region 6: Marvin Dieckman, 28998 Hwy JJ Cole Camp, MO 65325 • 660-596-4163 Region 7: Dustin Schnake, P.O. Box 145 Stotts City, MO 65756 • 417-461-3139

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Kenadee Barnitz, Lake Spring, MO Reed Benne, Montgomery City, MO Levi Blankenship, Gibbs, MO Zoe Blankenship, Gibbs, MO Victoria Busch, St. James, MO Abe Carrender, Jefferson City, MO Wyatt Carrender, Jefferson City, MO Duane & Glenda Collins, Cedarcreek, MO Adam Conover, Macon, MO Clay Cumpton, Adrian, MO Clint Cumpton, Adrian, MO Brennen Davis, Shearer Club Calves: NCS Farms, Excello, MO Adrianna Day, Pilot Grove, MO Jefferson Day, Pilot Grove, MO Billy Dees, Powersite, MO John Dees, Powersite, MO Bo Eads, Trenton, MO Gabriel Elliott, Elliott Brothers Livestock, Asbury, MO Mia Elliott, Elliott Brothers Livestock, Asbury, MO Michael Elliott, Elliott Brothers Livestock, Asbury, MO Sawyer Felten, Franklin, MO Dale Fraker, Marshfield, MO Olivia Gerloff, Bland, MO Lauren Gilbert, Oldfield, MO

Paden Gilbert, Oldfield, MO Michael Guthridge, Holden, MO Edward & Deana Hager, Hager Farms, Eugene, MO Jacob Hager, Hager Farms, Eugene, MO Kaleb Hellwig, Hellwig Farms, Butler, MO Luke Herring, Union, MO John Ikonomou, Ike Land & Cattle, LLC, West Plains, MO Davon Jennings, Ewing, MO Manda Jennings, Ewing, MO Jacob Jones, Kirbyville, MO Rhett Keaton, Anderson, MO Kevin Keilholz, Trosser Creek Polled Herefords, Bonnots Mill, MO Landon Kennedy, Browning, MO Coby Keyes, CliftonLarsonAllen, St. Joseph, MO Michael Klienman, Triple K Land & Cattle, Kansas City, MO Jadyn Lower, Humansville, MO Kaylee Lower, Humansville, MO Tom Luthy, L III Farms, Rogersville, MO Annaliese Mead, Barnett, MO Layton Metcalf, Cape Fair, MO Brent Milligan, B. Milligan Farms, California, MO Kenzie Milligan, Ridgeway, MO Kenneth & Donna Naeger, Bloomsdale, MO Robert Neal, Leeton, MO

Nolan Olinger, Lawson, MO Danny Powell Jr., New London, MO Bradyn Powell, New London, MO Mallory Reed, Green Ridge, MO Jesse Richardet, R & R Livestock, Perryville, MO Ambra Richardson, Rothie Acres Cattle Farm, Hartsburg, MO Jordan Ring, Chilhowee, MO Dustin Ross, Laster Cattle Company, Marshfield, MO Rhett Rumfelt, Lebanon, MO Bailey Schuering, Thompson, MO Lexi Smith, Lexington, MO Chris Summers, Summers Farm, St. James, MO Sophia Sweeny, Kansas City, MO Gage Swindler, Braymer, MO Evan Thurnau, Callao, MO Brian Twenter, Pilot Grove, MO Trevor Wallace, Gentry, MO Eric Williams II, Twine Pine Angus Farms, LLC, Rhineland, MO Ben Williams Twin Pines Angus Farm, Rhineland, MO Bryce Williams, Twin Pine Angus Farm, Rhineland, MO Faith Williams, Twin Pine Angus Farm, Rhineland, MO Alan Zvack, Holden, MO

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President’s

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Junior Member Activities

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The newly combined 2016 MCA All-Breeds Junior Show and Cattlemen’s Steak Fry are now in the books and have set some new records for MCA! The junior show cattle numbers were down a little due to some other shows taking place around the state, but the number of young folks registered was up by over 60 from last year, and our Steak Fry was attended by nearly 450 people!

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I know I talk a lot about our young people, but they continue to impress me and make me feel positive about the future of the beef industry. I started out Friday morning with the opportunity to be involved in the MJCA Board interviews, and I have to say what a great and sharp group of young people we had come out. Not only were their applications impressive, but they also had great answers to the questions that we asked, along with being up on all the current happenings in our industry. Our MJCA Board, under the direction of Kevin Johansen who has really taken our junior members to a new level, was heavily involved in running the show this year. They really took on a lot of responsibility throughout and kept things running very smoothly, not only working in the ring, but also wherever they were needed. At the end of the Saturday part of the show, they moved over and worked throughout the evening at the Steak Fry and during the auction.

2016 President This involvement of our young people also creates a challenge for us to keep them engaged and unlock their potential to impact our association. With that challenge, and approved by the board at the June 11th MCA Board meeting, we will be creating a Youth Advisory Task Force to help our staff as the junior and collegiate groups continue to gain momentum. This task force will be used to help guide and assist Kevin as we move forward in what, to me, is a very exciting time in the association. The task force will also look into the need to develop a standing committee in the future to carry on this task. I know many of you were at the show and Steak Fry, and I appreciate everything you do each and every day for your association. With that being said, I challenge everyone to engage with young people in the beef industry this month and get them involved in the association. Let’s continue to help them to grow as leaders and bring their energy and excitement to Missouri’s number one industry.


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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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BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS Checkoff Dollars at Work Executive Director Mark Russell What’s to know about the Federation of State Beef Councils The Missouri Beef Industry Council has been an active partner in a national program called the Federation of State Beef Councils. The purpose for this group is to help accelerate and support State Beef Councils across the country. Many producers have asked about this important part of their checkoff investment.

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Federation History To truly understand the value of investing in the Federation, it is important to reflect on the philosophy of why the Federation was created. In 1963, individual State Beef Councils (SBCs) from across the country formed the Federation as a means of pooling checkoff dollars to conduct demand-building programs on a national scale. These SBCs were operating long before the national checkoff was implemented as part of the 1985 Farm Bill.

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Building a Larger National Plan The philosophy of the Federation founders holds true today as the primary reason to contribute to the Federation is to build a larger, more impactful national plan. The contribution from SBCs is invested across all programs implemented by NCBA, touching all national budget categories of Promotion, Research, Consumer Information and Industry Information. In essence, a state’s investment, regardless of the amount, is supporting each program area: • Promotion – digital advertising, YouTube videos, Rodeo music for radio ads, the BIWFD website and BIWFD Facebook page with over 930,000 followers • Research – nutrition, safety, sustainability, consumer market, culinary innovation and product quality • Consumer Information – immersion events for influencers including farm and ranch visits, the Protein Challenge, the Nutrition Seminar Program, medical doctor pilot project and retail/foodservice training programs

• Industry Information – issues and crisis management, social media monitoring, Masters of Beef Advocacy, media training, US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance and the Beef Quality Assurance Program Providing Service to State Beef Councils Federation investments not used as “matching” dollars with BPOC dollars to fund Authorization Request’s, are used to provide services for SBCs at no charge, and to support the governance of the Federation. • The State Services department at NCBA provides the following services to SBCs: o Extranet, an internal website for SBCs to access materials needed to roll out programs, including high resolution photos, talking points on tough issues, and details about national programs. o Monday Memo, a weekly electronic newsletter for SBC partners highlighting state and NCBA news. o State Beef Council Retail and Foodservice Workshop, a multi-day conference for SBC and NCBA staff to work together and build a coordinated state/national plan. o Partnerships-In-Action Conference, a multiday conference for SBC and NCBA staff to work together in rolling out a unified national demand-building plan. o Orientation, a multi-day orientation for new SBC directors and staff to learn about checkoff programs and the Federation (an investment of $500$1,000 per attendee). o Webinars, hosted by State Services, are held on a regular basis (nearly weekly) for SBC staff so they can learn the latest information about program areas and market trends. o Banners are loaned out to SBCs for use at local trade shows, state fairs, meetings. o Surveys, SBCs are encouraged to utilize the State Service’s subscription, and work with State Services to create their surveys.


• The Customer Service department at NCBA provides a central point for SBCs to order items that are needed to enhance state and national programs, such as recipes and educational brochures to name a few. The online store offers materials 24/7, and currently is developing more tools and online resources to further enhance services to state partners. • The Design Services department at NCBA provides a full-service design agency for SBC partners. SBCs can request projects as simple as a business card design to as complicated as a nutrition education brochure for use at a state dietetic association meeting. NCBA also provides large format printing for SBCs (on a fee basis) for anything from a single 20” x 30” poster mounted on foam core to a large vinyl display banner to use at local trade shows. • The Information Technology (IT) department at NCBA provides assistance specifically for SBCs by creating and hosting websites, hosting email service, providing technical support and consultation for all areas of technology, shared savings on conference call/webinar service and Egnyte (NCBA’s web-based FTP system that is compatible with PCs and Macs). • The NCBA State Communications staff provides assistance to SBCs in writing news releases, articles for publications, content for the internet and social media, audio for broadcast, brochure copy and other types of communications tools. It will also help SBCs connect to media outlets and develop media tours in their states. It creates the Federation page in National Cattlemen newspaper, which reaches more than 30,000 producers monthly, produces the Federation Annual Report in Directions magazine, and helps SBCs develop copy for their own annual reports. Staff will also assist in assuring proper recognition of SBC efforts through the Federation in nationally-distributed communications. • The Federation Initiative Fund program is managed by State Services. The Federation started this program in 2006. Since that time, individual SBCs have also contributed to the Fund, which awards grants to large consumer population/small checkoff collecting states. The primary objective of the fund is to proactively recognize the program extension challenges for large population states with comparatively limited resources, by providing them a mechanism for Federation support.

• The NCBA Science and Product Solutions team will review state research projects, providing a scientific perspective on the project and ensuring coordination (and not duplication) of research efforts happening at the state and national level. • The NCBA Integrated Communications conducts Digital Labs with SBC, examining their digital properties (website, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.) and providing analytics with which fact-based decisions can be made. • The Culinary Innovations Team provides a number of services to both NCBA and SBCs; one of these is recipes and cut images for SBCs to use in both print and digital media. • The Human Resources team provides consulting services to SBCs. • The Federation provides Strategic Planning workshops and checkoff program updates to individual SBCs. These one- or two-day workshops, conducted with SBC boards of directors, address the Beef Industry Long Range Plan (LRP) and Beef Demand Drivers. They are designed to assist state councils in prioritizing their projects and identifying ways to align with the industry LRP. Supporting resources are provided by the checkoff-funded consumer market research team, plus CattleFax, a cattle and beef market analysis company which provides insights to live cattle and beef trade. Governing the Federation Investments in the Federation serve to support the governance structure for the Federation, such as the Federation Division of the NCBA board of directors, the Federation Executive Committee and the Federation officers. Maintaining a strong, independent Federation is part of the Federation Charter. Federation funds allow this governing body to have a voice for the state share of the beef checkoff. So, producers can see that dollars in the national program are being put to work each and every day to help drive beef demand.

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We look forward to seeing many of you this summer at fairs and festivals, especially the Missouri State Fair. Stop by the Beef House or the Beef Showcase and see what’s new or just visit with your fellow cattlemen and cattlewomen. Join us on facebook or www.mobeef.org.

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Interior Appropriations Bill Advances through Committee Source: NCBA ( June 15, 2016) - Today, the House Committee on Appropriations favorably reported the FY 2017 Interior and Environment appropriations bill to the House of Representatives by a vote of 31-18. The bill addresses a number of priorities for the livestock industry, including language regarding the Greater Sage Grouse and full defunding of EPA’s problematic “waters of the United States” rule.

“We applaud the members of the Appropriations committee for taking an active stance in addressing some of the most pressing needs of the livestock industry,” said Lane. “As the Senate works to mark up their companion bill later this week, we hope this bill will move quickly to a vote on the House floor.”

“The bill maintains the one-year delay on further rulemaking or listing of the Greater Sage Grouse under the Endangered Species Act and prevents implementation of federal management that is inconsistent with successful, ongoing state management of the species,” said Ethan Lane, executive director of the Public Lands Council and National Cattlemen’s Beef Association Federal Lands. “Additionally, the bill fully defunds EPA’s ‘waters of the United States’ final rule and begins to address the abuse of the Antiquities Act by limiting the President’s ability to make sweeping designations at the stroke of pen and over local objections.” The bill also blocks the President’s proposed administrative fee on top of the grazing fee. Additionally, it reduces funding for the Land and Water Conservation Fund to $322 million, restoring some responsibility and prioritizing state and local projects while reducing funding for federal land acquisition. Payment in Lieu of Taxes was fully funded, offsetting the loss of local tax revenue for public lands, and the bill increases funding for wildfire suppression to $3.9 billion. Furthermore, the bill provides some additional flexibility and management for the overpopulation of wild horses. JULY 2016 21


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Missouri Beef House By Pat & Patty Wood, MCA Beef House Managers The meat is ordered, the house has been cleaned, now all we need is YOU! Our Missouri Beef House will be open during the Missouri State Fair from August 11-21, 2016 in Sedalia, MO. So why do we need YOU?

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While we do have a small group of paid staff to carry on the day-by-day operation during the fair, we have numerous jobs that you can do to make our operation run smoothly and efficiently, and honestly, we cannot do it without you! Whether you are experienced or new, we will give you plenty of instructions and be there for you with a smile! We have all the aprons, hats, gloves, spatulas, spoons, etc… we just need YOU! So that you can start thinking about ways you can help now, the basic list includes:

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Greeter: Stand outside our front door to welcome guests and direct them to the serving line Runner: Takes order tickets from Order Taker to behind counter to Caller & keep silverware filled BBQ/Burger/Beef Dog/Bun Station: Place meat on bun for orders calling for these items… Gloves required Drink Machine: Scoop ice in cups and fill to order with Pepsi products… Gloves required Front Grill Burgers: Cook our delicious beef burgers Front Line Server: Place fries or baked potato or toast on plate… need good listening left ear to hear Caller request and will be standing close to grills… Gloves required Steak Stick Station: Place Rare, Medium-Rare, Medium, Medium-Well, Well-Done steak sticks on plate/bun to assist Steak Grillers as to what has been ordered… Gloves required Salad Server & Condiment Table: Keep prepared bowls of salad on Salad Buffet and check/fill items on Condiment Table… Gloves required Salad Prep: Cut tomato slices and fill salad bowls with lettuce… Gloves required Toast Station: Place bread in toaster and then butter one side… Gloves required

French Fries Station: Place frozen fries in fryers; then season Dishwasher: Wash pots, pans, spatulas, carving knives, etc… customers tableware is throw-away Garbage Patrol & Ice Man: Monitor all trash cans and pull full sacks to our dumpster in back as well as keep an eye on ice at Drink Stations… washing hands required! Bus Tables Inside/Outside: Need at least 2-3+ depending on how many your group brings… to take trays from customers, wipe tables and refill tea/coffee/ water Beef House Express: Need at least 2+ depending on how many your group brings to serve drinks, beef/ cheese burger, BBQ, or Beef Dog in our sandwich shop which is behind Beef House… no cooking required You will sign up for your volunteer job during orientation, which will be held under the Beef House patio cover approximately 30 minutes before your shift is to start. We’ll meet and greet you soon! Don’t forget to like us on Facebook at www.facebook. com/MoCattle. During the fair, we will be posting pics, so if you help out you may just be featured on our page! Thought for the month: Little Boy Blue go shut the gate, the sheep’s in the meadow, the cows on the plate!


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Warren 10 Nodaway 10 Cole 10

Vernon 20

Knob Noster FFA 15

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

2:00-6:00 Gentry 15 So. Central 6

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

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

5:30-9:30 MSU 10 MJCA 10 MCW 8 MCCW 8

5:30-9:30 Benton 35 Andrew 5

5:30-9:30 Moniteau 15 Tipton FFA 15

Lafayette 20

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10:00-2:30 Ray 5 Appleton City FFA 30

10:00-2:30 Lewis/Marion 8 Sullivan 10 Maries/Osage 5

10:00-2:30 Macon 12 Linn 10

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10:00-2:30 Carroll 10 St. Charles 5 Douglas/Wright 8 Windsor 11

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Audrain 10

2:00-6:00 Callaway/ Montgomery 10 Eldon FFA 20

2:00-6:00 Boone 15 Jasper 5

2:00-6:00 Polk County15 Franklin 8

Lafayette 15

2:00-6:00 Monroe 5 Ralls 5 St. Clair 15

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Johnson 15

NEED 10

Cooper 15

5:30-9:30 Howard 15 Pike-Lincoln 10

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

Dallas 15

2:00-6:00 Pettis 15

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

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SmartCross Feeder Calf Tag Program Coming this summer, American Gelbvieh Association’s Smart Select Service: Genetic Tools for Ranchers will be expanding in efforts to continually better serve its members. The SmartCross Feeder Calf Tag program will allow Smart Select Service members to market their feeder calves with known genetic value. Building a reputation for genetic excellence makes cattle more marketable by adding value at each stage of the supply chain. To be eligible for SmartCross Feeder Calf Tag Program, calves must meet two requirements: 1. Cowherd must be enrolled in Smart Select Service 2. Bull battery must average in the top 50 percent in AGA’s feeder profit index (FPI) Smart Select Service members can enroll their calves in a very simple process. First they will have to fill out a form with their basic information and background information on the calves such as vaccination records, environment raised, etc. Then once the application is processed and approved, (expect quick turn-around

processing time) the Smart Select Service member will be able to purchase ear tags to identify their calves as SmartCross Feeder Calves when they are marketed. “This is the next step in marketing feeder cattle for Smart Select Service. We are really excited to launch this program to better serve our Smart Select members. Producers that have cattle with known quality genetics deserve to be recognized for it because they have worked so hard to build their herds,” said Angela Vesco, AGA commercial marketing coordinator. Smart Select Service: Genetic Tools for Ranchers helps producers to gain more information on their cowherds on an individual basis for a $1 per head. SSS is the first data management program of its kind to provide genetic tools for commercial herds such as Stayability score and FPI. Along with the genetic tools, SSS also provides the following herd reports: progeny report, herd sires report, dam production report, and herd summary report. The data entered for the commercial herds goes into the international multi-breed genetic evaluation, which makes the genetic tools more accurate. The tools and reports help producers make sound breeding decisions to increase the productivity and profitability of their cowherd. SSS is available for any breed of cattle and members have access to AGA staff to answer their questions. “There has been a lot of interest and participation in Smart Select Service since it launched last year. The AGA is committed to serving the beef industry as we advance into the future,” Vesco said.

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Commercial producers that would like to enroll in Smart Select Service can find an application online at www.gelbvieh.org to fill out and return to the AGA office. Commercial producers can also talk with their Gelbvieh and Balancer® seedstock supplier about getting vouchers to help cover the SSS enrollment fee of $1 per head.

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A new standard of value & efficiency, #1 ranked marbling EPD, and #1 ranked Feeder Profit Index in the entire Balancer/Gelbvieh breed, top 1% CED, top 1% YEPD, 4 yr dam has perfect udder and has 3 calves by 1st service AI. Call for semen. “Top of the Breed” bull sale Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016, Windsor Livestock Auction, SmAn, Balancer, 18 mo, forage developed. Over 100 bulls on test for March 25, 2017 bull sale. Harriman Genetics…

Call for private treaty bulls. Harriman Santa Fe(Bob), Montrose, Mo 660/492-2504


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Heart of America Gelbvieh Association News Source: Bob Hart, HAGA Secretary/Treasurer

HAGA Board Moves to Involve More Members The new Heart of America Gelbvieh Association (HAGA) Board of Directors elected at the 2015 annual meeting have taken steps to improve member’s involvement starting in 2016. After a year of study by a special committee on district restructuring, the Board has followed their recommendation and changed the geographical boundaries of the Board member’s districts. To provide for more equalization of members throughout the state, the new member districts will be district 1 covering everything north of I-70; district 2 covering everything west of U.S. 65 Highway south of I-70. District 3 covers everything east of U.S. 65 Highway south of I-70. All district Board members will be elected from these new districts starting in 2017.

Other actions taken by the Board to improve involvement was to add the HAGA Gelbvieh trade show display at the Missouri Livestock Symposium in Kirksville, Mo. Gelbvieh breeders in the area will be encouraged to work the booth. The association also exhibits at Farm Fest in October in Springfield and the Western Farm Show in Kansas City in February. The Board also took action to host the 20th Annual Gelbvieh/Balancer sale. The sale will again be held in Springfield on November 12th. Last year’s sale generated $300,000 in sales for HAGA members with the lot average of over $3,200. The sale committee will again manage the sale with JR Adcock selected to screen all the animals to assure another top end sale. The goal was set for 100 female lots. In addition, the sale committee will also offer a select group of herd sire prospects in the sale. To help members better communicate with their customers, the Board has taken steps to update the website to keep it more current and relevant. The Association will again this year sponsor the Gelbvieh and Balancer® shows at the Missouri State Fair in August.

2016 HAGA Officers President: Austin Rash, Mendon, Mo. Area 573 Vice President: Gary Felger, Lohman, Mo. Area 417 Vice President: Ted Probert, Mansfield, Mo.

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Secretary/Treasurer: Bob Hart, Kansas City, Kan.

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The 2016 Board of Directors are: Ginger Ertel, Greentop Ted Probert, Mansfield Gary Felger, Lohman Wiley McVicker, Boonville Kathleen Merritt, Columbia Austin Rash, Mendon Bob Hart, Kansas City Jim Michaletz, Goodman


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with Mike Deering Silly Season Political advertisements are all over the television; door knocking is well underway; robo calls are interrupting dinner; and direct mail pieces are hitting mailboxes. Yes, it is clearly silly season. From county to state to Washington, D.C., candidates are trying to make the case that they have the answers to solve problems. As obnoxious and silly as this whole process can be, it is very important. Too often, candidates fail to talk about agriculture. This industry is not only a corner post of our economy, but people have to eat and government overreach that restricts your ability to grow and raise food is serious and just as dangerous as animal rights extremists. We have to make sure we elect people who get it and send the weaklings home. This is paramount and the sole reason the MCA Political Action Committee (PAC) exists.

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Because of you, in less than four years, we turned our PAC around. Instead of raising a few thousand dollars at the Cattlemen’s Steak Fry, this year we were able to attract over 400 people and raise more than $30,000. You made it happen and I personally thank everyone who attended the event, every sponsor, and every country that donated items for the auction. We also recognized MCA past presidents who worked hard to allow this outfit to grow. The past presidents attending the event were Ben Eggers, Mexico (1994); Mike John, Huntsville (1996); John Cauthorn, Mexico (2000); Rusty Kahrs, Sedalia (2004); Howard Hardecke, Bolivar (2005); Merrel Breyer, Richland (2007); David “Blue” Geier, California (2008); Jimmie Long, Cole Camp (2011); Lonny Duckworth, Butler (2012); Jim McCann, Miller (2014); and Janet Akers, Clinton (2015).

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On top of the annual steak fry, we are encouraged by the contributions coming from individuals and county cattlemen’s organizations who are realizing that the PAC is a big deal. The PAC has received cash contributions from the following county cattlemen’s: Audrain; Bates; Boone; Cal-

Executive Vice President laway-Montgomery; Cole; Cooper; Franklin; Lewis-Marion; Gentry; Moniteau; Pike-Lincoln; Polk; and Southwest Missouri. Many of you are ready for the election to occur and for the barrage of propaganda to end. I hear you, but please know how important this silly season is. I encourage you to ask candidates about agriculture. Force them to talk about it. If you are a weirdo like me, you love this stuff – but we are few and far between. I watch this process like many watch sporting events. I am an addict and it began at an early age. I will never forget the first day of third grade when we had to fill out a profile where we list our favorite things. We had to list a favorite mythical creature. Most kids wrote unicorn, cyclops, or mermaid. This kid simply wrote, “An honest politician.” My mother received a call. I thank you for your investment in the PAC and if possible, I ask you to contribute more. This election cycle is going to take significant dollars and I assure you that pooling our resources together is the absolute best way to make a difference. I not only work here, but I also believe in what we do. I have personally opened my wallet far and wide to contribute to the MCA-PAC. I ask you to join me.


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COUNTY NEWS Henry County The Henry County Cattlemen started their spring activities by donating, grilling, and serving over 50 youth (and their families) at a Fitting Clinic. For those that don’t know, this is where the youth bring their animals to the fairgrounds and are taught how to groom their animals for showing at fairs.

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Our last grilling event was May 27th in front of Country Mart. All proceeds will go toward scholarships and youth activities.

The group has had several meetings/dinners the past several months. In order to better serve all corners of the county, we had a meeting in Windsor, Urich, and the next will be in Montrose, followed by one in Clinton. All members and interested people were encouraged to attend. Thanks to the generous community support at our grilling events, we were able to present three scholarships this year. The recipients were Harrison Boden, Montrose; Adrienne Dehn, and Cliff Nichols of Clinton.

Participants of the Fitting Clinic pose with the “grillers.” Members in front are Josiah Town, Judy Micke, Joyce Trolinger, Jan Reid, David Micke, last 2 on the right in back row are Bob Trolinger and Gene Reid.

One of our scholarship recipients was Harrison Boden of Montrose. He is shown in the picture with his father, Wayne Boden.

Member Jerry Burford chats with our sponsor/speaker for the evening Randall Drake, DVM and his wife Suzy.

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Bates County The Bates County Cattlemen started the month of June with their second fundraiser at R & C Blackhawk Station in Adrian, Mo. on the 3rd. We had a nice day and sales went well. Our thanks are to the Cumptons for the use of their business for these events. On June 12th the Bates County Cattlemen had the honor of providing burgers for the fourth annual Darin Wainscott Memorial Golf Tournament. This event titled “Giving Fore Living” consists of a golf tournament, banquet and fundraiser which provides funds for scholarships, local charities and to support and promote organ donations. Present at the banquet to tell of his life-changing experience was the man who had received Darin’s heart. Our June meeting was held on the 14th at Wimfields Restaurant in Adrian, Mo. Sponsored by Adrian Bank, CEO Jack Wagner thanked the Bates County Cattlemen for the support they have given to the bank and to the various organizations throughout the county. He spoke of the efforts and achievements they have accomplished in Jefferson City for the cattle and agriculture industry. Also present was Rep. Patricia Pike, state representative

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termine the amount of hair remaining by summer. No. 1 means cattle have finished shedding their long hair, and No. 5 means they have not shed at all. It was very interesting information for us to learn a little more about.

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Our cattlemen’s group has been very busy. We cooked and sold sandwiches at the Pomme De Terra Rendezvous, the Humansville Livestock Market Customer Appreciation Day, the National Hot Rod Days at the Springfield Fairgrounds, and Relay for Life. The upcoming cookings include a dinner at the Polk County Youth Fair on June 18th and the July 4th Celebration of Freedom. Please come and help with these events if you can. Feel free to reach out to us for more information.

Polk County The June monthly meeting of the Polk County Cattlemen was held at Smith’s Restaurant. The sponsors were Arlene Lear Insurance and Polk County Mutual Insurance Company. We thank them for their support. We all really appreciate your sponsorship. Our speaker for the evening was Eldon Cole. He spoke about why we have so many long-haired cattle in the summer. He said the biggest culprit is the fescue grass we have in Missouri. He said fescue is a blessing for us, because it allows us to have more pasture for many more cattle than other grasses do. But, it is not without problems. Cole said one way to get the long-haired cattle to start shedding is to clip or shear some of the hair on the neck and shoulders. Feeding them a little alfalfa hay, along with the fescue grass, can also help the cattle to shed better. There is a grading system (1-5) used to de-

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Black Ink: Multitask or Multi-plan Source: Steve Suther C.A.B. I used to think multi-tasking should be a top goal of management here. Within natural systems like forage and cows, lots of things are always going on at the same time. What if I could do enough things correctly and on time to fit those systems together just right? Related systems like markets, weather and available time all compete for attention, however. More concerns and solutions keep popping up, partly because technology keeps bringing them on: opportunities to do more with limited time, if I subdivide that time

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a little more. Or maybe turn some thinking over to an array of apps on a smart phone. Critics are coming down on multitasking as a robber of focus, especially when it calls for complex interactions that distract from the primary task. Some students like to study while watching TV, texting, gaming and eating, but surveys show that’s not a particularly good plan – it just fulfills needs unrelated to studying. When you consider what can go wrong when texting and driving, you quickly see the weight of responsibility involved. Still, many folks far removed from middle age are coloring within the lines of reason and adopting more and more tech-supported ways of thinking that work for them. The concepts aren’t so new. Ask any parent who must perform important tasks like cooking, cleaning, gardening and the like while making sure they retain primary focus on their most important duties. With cows, I may want to do one thing at a time but management often demands multitasking and considering the impact of and on all related systems. Everything is interconnected, the seasons keep changing and one thing leads to another. My version of multitasking is not so much in the present as in advance planning to account for most of the connections and possible reactions. Sure, that involves some computer and calculator time but not in the heat

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of a moment – more like looking up one thing at a time and calling up related reports to make decisions to put into action. Some plans affect one hour or even one minute of a day; others affect years. When it’s time for any action, I try to follow a course that allows for corrections when and if needed, as in holistic resource management. No matter how much planning or multitasking we do in advance or in the moment, all could be in vain if we don’t look down the road on our course. Why are we doing this? Because somebody literally demands it, if we are in the beef cattle business. We need to make sure consumers want what we are producing. Multi-trait selection is a great tool, like the Swiss Army knife of breed association data, that lets us include superior marbling and other carcass traits without backing down on other goals. Over time, we can see the herd improve on multiple fronts. I love it when a plan comes together.

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Beef Cattle Thoughts From the Recliner

with Dale G. Watson - Retired Spring Break When we think of the two words “spring break,” we often think of the days colleges don’t hold classes and students travel to areas of the country for recreation. However, this has a totally different meaning for agriculture producers. This is especially true if you are framing on Salt River bottoms in northern Missouri. A few days without rain means the ground is dry enough to work in these areas. The first part of June offered this break in the weather. Planters and bailers were running full tilt. Hay cures rapidly when we have dry ground, warm temperatures, and slightly windy conditions. On some instances the hay was curing in 24 hours. Mowing one day and bailing the next was not uncommon. This is great, and hay quality is at a premium with the abundance of vegetative growth. Yield may be down slightly, but quality will overcome quantity under these circumstances. With long hours in the fields, it is very important to keep your equipment in excellent shape. Taking a few minutes to look the equipment over is essential. Generally, there is something that needs adjusting or a part that tends to indicate wear and may need closer observation as the daily operations progress. Bailer fires are not easily dealt with. They not only create added work and expense. but they also cause valuable loss of time. Two or three day’s loss in the hay field when the forge is ready to be bailed is not only a loss on quality, but it is also a loss on quantity should rains set in for several days as the new growth

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KLA News and Market Report Source: Kansas Livestock Association

Economists Offer Long-Term Beef Outlook at BIF Conference

Trade agreements represent long-term propositions that will shape the U.S. beef industry over the next 20 years, according to Kansas State University Ag Economics Professor Ted Schroeder. He and K-State Associate Ag Economics Professor Glynn Tonsor projected the opportunities for domestic and international growth in the beef sector during the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Symposium last month in Manhattan.

Schroeder said the biggest growth potential for U.S. beef is in the global market. He recommended focusing on countries where consumers can afford high-quality U.S. beef. This includes countries that are part of the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which would reduce Japanese tariffs on U.S. beef from 38.5% to 9% over a period of 15 years. Schroeder said TPP countries represented 54% of U.S. beef export value last year. “TPP will impact this industry for a long time, if approved,� Schroeder told the 620 seedstock and commercial producers in attendance.

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The K-State Department of Animal Sciences & Industry hosted the BIF Symposium. BIF represents more than 40 state and national beef cattle associations, including KLA. The national organization’s mission is “to develop cooperation among all segments of the beef industry in the compilation and utilization of performance records to improve efficiency, profitability and sustainability of beef production.”

Steps Exist to Address Heat Stress in Confined Settings

The combination of high temperatures and humidity, low wind speeds and high solar radiation can be dangerous for livestock during the summer months. When these conditions persist, cattle or other livestock in confinement will experience heat stress and, in extreme cases, death. Veterinarians and animal scientists at Kansas State University are suggesting steps ranchers, feeders and dairymen can take to provide relief and ensure animal welfare. Effective management options include increasing airflow around confined areas by taking down winter windbreaks, providing shade using light-colored bedding such as chopped hay or straw and wetting the surface of pen mounds in the morning. The National Weather Service, in conjunction with USDA, issues daily livestock heat stress maps designed to make producers aware of weather conditions that could adversely affect livestock health. A link to these maps can be found on the front screen of www.kla.org.

Heifer Fed by Little at Irsik & Doll Feed Yard Wins Brookover Award

The second place live heifer placed eighth in the carcass contest to post the best combined finish at the Beef Empire Days fed cattle show. Owned by Brian Little and fed at Irsik & Doll Feed Yard of Garden City, the 1,454 lb. black heifer finished as a Choice Yield Grade 2 and won the Earl C. Brookover Memorial Award. In the steer division, the overall winner was a Charolais fed and owned by Cargill Cattle Feeders of Leoti. The 1,576 lb. steer placed 10th live and third in the carcass contest as a Choice Yield Grade 2.

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Gardiner Angus Ranch of Ashland owned the 1,392 lb. black steer that won the Cargill Meat Solutions overall grand champion carcass award. Fed at Triangle H, the steer was a Prime Yield Grade 2.

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The Zoetis-MGA champion heifer carcass was produced by a smoky- colored entry that finished as a Prime Yield Grade 2. Schurrtop Angus and Charolais fed the 1,238 lb. heifer at -77 Feedyard. There were 78 steers and 43 heifers from feedyards across the High Plains entered in the show. Of the steers, five graded Prime, 65 were Choice and eight graded Select. In the heifer division, two made Prime, 36 were Choice and five graded Select.

DAH Facilitating Biosecurity Plan Development for Feedyards

The Kansas Department of Agriculture Division of Animal Health (DAH) has created biosecurity templates that can be used to develop location-specific plans for feedyards. DAH offers a program to assist in a feedyard’s plan development process. Feedyards using the service will receive a message each month, along with a chapter of the template document. Over the course of several months, the feedyard will have built its own customized biosecurity plan. Facilities with a functional plan for controlling day-today movement into and out of the feedyard reduce the risk of disease transmission. To participate in the DAH biosecurity plan development process, email Larry Hollis at lhollis@ksu.edu.

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The Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine is conducting Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) feedyard assessments this summer. Completion of the assessment and documented training of employees will make feedyards eligible for listing as BQA-approved on www.feedyardassessment.org. The approval is effective for three years.

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Greg Buckman Attends 2016 YCC Representing the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association, Greg Buckman participated in the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s 2016 Young Cattlemen’s Conference. Over 50 cattle producers from across the country and across the industry attended the conference. Greg was selected by his fellow producers to participate in the 2016 class. Greg Buckman graduated from the University of Missouri in 1976 with an Ag Education Degree, managed a John Deere dealership and purchased 125 acres, stocked with 12 cows. These continued to grow through the 80’s when he made a career change and opened an Insurance and Financial Service Agency in Columbia, Missouri. The Red Top Ranch - Cattle operation today consists of 200 Red Angus cows bred to Charolais bulls. They also back ground 200 to 300 calves per year. They bale and sell 15,000 plus alfalfa bales of hay per year, in addition to 1,000 big round bales for the cattle. All of their 500 acres of pasture are established in rotation grazing for greater efficiency. They row crop 850 acres.

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Greg also collects antique and farm machinery and competes in classic tractor pulls . NCBA’s YCC program is an opportunity for these young leaders to gain an understanding of all aspects of the beef industry from pasture to plate, and showcase the industry’s involvement in policy making, issues management, research, education and marketing. Beginning at the NCBA headquarters in Denver, Colo., the group got an inside look at many of the issues affecting the beef industry and the work being


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done on both the state and national level to address these issues on behalf of the NCBA membership. While in Denver, participants were given an organizational overview of NCBA and the Beef Checkoff Program and CattleFax provided a comprehensive overview of the current cattle market and emerging trends. At Safeway, the participants received a first-hand account of the retail perspective of the beef business and then toured the JBS Five Rivers’ Kuner feedyard, one of the largest in the nation, and the JBS Greeley packing and processing plant. From Denver, the group traveled to Chicago where they visited McDonald’s Campus and OSI, one of the nation’s premiere beef patty producers. After the brief stop in Chicago, the group concluded their trip in Washington D.C., for an in-depth issues briefing on current policy issues including international trade and increasing environmental regulations. Following the issues update, the participants were given the opportunity to visit one-on-one with members of their state’s congressional delegation, expressing their viewpoints regarding the beef industry and their cattle operations. John Deere then hosted a reception in the evening at their office. The following morning, the group then traveled to Aldie, Va., for a tour and barbeque at Whitestone Farms, one of the nation’s elite purebred Angus operations.

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Common Sense with Baxter Black Whoa, Mule! I finally collected enough first hand reports to answer the age-old question, “How do you stop a runaway mule?”

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Ace Reid said he had been invited to be the parade marshal in Uvalde. They sat him up in the seat of a good-sized freight wagon pulled by a team of big mules. Halfway through the parade the mules spooked and started galloping down the street! The driver looked at Ace, handed him the lines and jumped ship! Ace said they were headed straight for a tuba player and two drummers ridin’ drag in the Sabinal High School marching band! He was able to alter the trajectory just enough so that the mules swung toward the sidewalk. When the wagon tongue hit the light pole, they stopped dead in their tracks!

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Deanie and her husband Mike train horses up in the Yakima valley. One afternoon they went down to move a set of heifers from the high school section into the next pasture. She was ridin’ a two year-old filly and Mike was puttin’ the fine-tuning on a new mule. Deanie got a head start and was ridin’ around the heifers when she saw Mike, well, actually heard Mike comin’! His mule was runnin’ like a race horse! Mike’s ears were blowed flat against his head and he’d applied one of his ol’ trainer’s tricks to gain control. He had pulled that mule’s head all the way back around ‘til his nose was in Mike’s left stirrup! Deanie watched as the mounted cartoonists slowed to a bangin’ trot and crossed the school house playground! She could hear Mike shouting instructions as they ran the obstacle course of sandboxes, teeter totters and jungle gyms! How they made it lengthwise through the swing set without strangling Mike is a miracle! The mules, still jerked into a “U” rebroke into a gallop, ran straight through the heifers and scattered ‘em

like balls on the break! Deanie swung to get outta they way but the mule rear-ended her at full speed! Stopped him in his tracks! Out in California, Uncle Jack has a mule on his place that he called Son of the San Joaquin. Lon insisted on ridin’ him in spite of Jack’s precautions. He watched Lon lope his mule up the road but it wasn’t long ‘til he heard the sound of pounding hooves! Over his shoulder Jack saw Lon shoot past him! They were kicked into overdrive in spite of the fact that Lon had the mule’s head pulled clean back to his boot top! The road turned right. The mule never noticed. He ran smack dab, flat into an orange tree! From Jack’s vantage point, it looked like the orange tree had been struck by lightening! A terrible crashing sound ensued as Lon flew off the mule and shot through the branches like a six-foot smoked salmon fired from a battle ship! Did it stop the mule? You bet, but they say you can still see pieces of Lon’s hat and shirt and glassed embedded in the bark.


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FIELD NOTES with Wes Tiemann Elite Producers Just last month, I had the opportunity to attend a one of a kind Young Producer Seminar. Now of course the definition of “young producer” is more a mindset, and less of an age category when in the beef business. Regardless, this was one of the really good ones I have attended. The neat part is that it was not a university or government driven meeting, but rather a group of producers that had the foresight to band together because their long term visions and ideals are aligned.

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Tom Brink, the CEO of the Red Angus Association of America, and owner of Top Dollar Angus shared five traits of the elite commercial producers to us. The following traits that Tom finds to be inherent in some of the best cattle producers across the country are simple but yet revealing. • Producers care about the cow and the carcass traits • Good genetics and good health programs • Marketing of their calf crop is a 12 month job • Producers are more knowledgeable than average on almost any subject or matter (thirst for information) • Women are involved on the operation

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Driving home I thought of the best producers I have visited, and they did excel in all five of these bullet points. I would agree that those who know how to make a great cow and a better carcass are top hands. Purchasing the best vaccines and using the soundest protocols on the market while still reciting the top A.I. bulls by name makes for an elite producer. The ability to quote the futures and local prices on a daily basis with the intention to market calves and not just sell them is a sign

MCA Manager of Strategic Solutions of a savvy cowboy. Those able to elaborate on multiple issues of the day and recall the important history of our past will always be in the driver’s seat. The one that may baffle some cowpokes is getting the input from the Mrs. on the ranch. It is true folks, whenever I ask the head of the house some questions and he says, “Let’s hold on and see what the wife says.” I usually know right then that it’s a pretty smart man.


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Sale Calendar August 19-20 September 5 September 10 September 17 September 18 September 23 September 24 September 26 October 1 October 1

Express Ranches “Big Event Sale”, Yukon, OK Autumn in the Ozarks Charolais Sale, Strafford, MO Don Thomas and Sons Brangus Sale, Madison, MO Seedstock Plus Showcase Sale, Kingsville, MO Illini Top Cut Sale, Macomb, IL Jefferies Red Angus Sale, Checotah, OK Missouri Shorthorn State Sale, Columbia, MO Gardiner Angus Ranch Bull Sale, Ashland, KS Journagan Ranch/Missouri State University Sale, Springfield, MO Jac’s Ranch Production Sale, Bentonville, AR

October 2 October 3 October 8 October 9 October 15 October 15 October 15 October 15 October 15 October 15 October 16 October 17 October 20 October 21 October 21 October 22 October 22 October 22 October 22

MO Heritage Hereford Sale, Salem, MO Express Ranches Bull and Commercial Heifer Sale, Yukon, OK Heartland Genetic Blend Sale, Perryville, MO Heart of Missouri Limousin Sale, Lebanon, MO Heart of the Ozarks Angus Association Sale, West Plains, MO Angell-Thomas Charolais Sale, Paris, MO Circle A Angus Ranch, Iberia, MO Seedstock Plus Fall Bull Sale, Joplin, MO Midwest Beef Alliance Female Sale, Marshall Junction, MO Byergo Angus Production Sale, Savannah, MO Frank/Hazelrigg Family Values Sale, New Bloomfield, MO Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus, Nevada, MO J&N Ranch Female Sale, Leavenworth, KS SEMO Performance Tested Bull Sale, Farmington, MO Spur Ranch Fall Sale, Vinita, OK Mead Farms Fall Sale, Versailles, MO Ridder Farms Charolais Sale, Hermann, MO Tanner Farms Sale, Shugualak, MS East Central MO Angus Association Sale, Cuba, MO

WHEELER & SONS LIVESTOCK AUCTION

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

Next Special Stock Cow Sale Saturday July 30th • 6:00 p.m.

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

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


October 22 Gerloff Bull Fest, Bland, MO October 22 Flying H Bull Sale, Butler, MO October 23 Reynolds Herefords Sale, Huntsville October 24 SW MO Performance Tested Bull Sale, Springfield, MO October 26 Fink Beef Genetics, Randolf, KS October 29 Lacy’s Red Angus Bull and Female Sale, Drexel, MO October 29 Ladies of the Royal Hereford Sale, Kansas City, MO October 30 Baker Angus Production Sale, Butler, MO November 4 Jamison Hereford Sale, Quinter, KS November 4-5 GeneTrust Brangus Sale @ Chimney Rock, Concord, AR November 5 Double A Limousin Sale, El Dorado Springs, MO November 5 New Day Genetics Production Sale, Osceola, MO November 12 HAGA Show-Me Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale, Springfield, MO November 12 Moser Ranch Production Sale, Wheaton, KS November 14 Green Springs Bull Test, El Dorado Springs, MO November 18 Galaxy Beef Production Sale, Macon, MO November 19 Sydenstricker Genetics, Mexico, MO November 19 Dalebanks Angus Sale, Eureka, KS November 19 Timberland Sale, Vernon, AL November 19 Show Me Polled Hereford Classic Sale, Windsor, MO November 19 Seedstock Plus, Kingsville, MO November 26 Butch’s Angus Sale, Jackson, MO December 3 Wright’s Charolais Sale, Kearney, 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.

“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.

Cowboys at the Winery

July 21, 2016

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Hosted by I-35 Cattlemen, KK Farms Red Angus @ Windy Wine, Osborn, MO

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Advertiser Index

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AccuSteel.................................................................................. 70 AMEC........................................................................................ 9 Anipro...................................................................................... 13 Barenbrug................................................................................ 33 Buffalo Livestock Market......................................................... 57 Callaway Livestock Center Inc................................................. 38 CattleMax................................................................................ 36 Central Missouri Sales Co....................................................... 36 Circle A Angus Ranch............................................................. 37 Classified.................................................................................. 69 Clearwater Farm...................................................................... 37 Ertel Cattle Company.............................................................. 25 Farmers Bank of North Missouri............................................. 15 FCS of Missouri......................................................................... 3 Foglesong Charolais................................................................. 15 Galaxy Beef LLC..................................................................... 37 Gerloff Farms........................................................................... 37 Gibson Mineral Feeders........................................................... 57 Grand River Gelbvieh.............................................................. 30 Green’s Welding & Sales.......................................................... 38 HAGA Gelbvieh Association................................................... 26 Hampton Feedlot..................................................................... 43 Harriman Santa Fe.................................................................. 24 Hart Farms Gelbvieh............................................................... 31

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Hilltop Farms........................................................................... 27 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus....................................................... 37 HRC Feed Yards, LLC............................................................ 49 Hy-Plains Feedyard, LLC........................................................ 51 Innovative Livestock Services, Inc........................................... 72 Irsik & Doll................................................................................. 2 J Bar M Gelbvieh..................................................................... 29 JBS Five Rivers......................................................................... 50 Jim’s Motors............................................................................. 57 JJ Skyline Angus....................................................................... 37 Joplin Regional Stockyards...................................................... 45 Kingsville Livestock Auction.................................................... 57 Kinsley Feeders, LLC.............................................................. 46 Laughlin Angus........................................................................ 37 Marshall & Fenner Farms........................................................ 37 MBIC Legal Notice................................................................. 20 MCA Beef House Schedule..................................................... 23 MCA Benefits Package............................................................ 63 MCA Brand Wall Page............................................................ 67 MCA Membership Form......................................................... 62 McBee Cattle Co..................................................................... 40 McPherson Concrete Products................................................ 69 Mead Cattle Co....................................................................... 39 Mead Farms............................................................................. 37 MFA Fair Share........................................................................ 65 Missouri Angus Association..................................................... 37 Missouri Angus Breeders......................................................... 37 Missouri Beef Industry Council............................................... 21 Missouri Limousin Breeders Association................................. 57 MO-KAN Livestock Market.................................................... 24 Nevada Sale Barn.................................................................... 24 Newport Labs.......................................................................... 15 Ogden Horsecreek Ranch........................................................ 37 P.H. White................................................................................ 35 Ranger Feeders II, LLC........................................................... 50 Rawhide................................................................................... 53 Rogers Valley Farm Gelbvieh.................................................. 28 Seedstock Plus.......................................................................... 71 Sellers Feedlot.......................................................................... 51 South Central Regional Stockyards......................................... 15 Sublette Feeders....................................................................... 47 Superior Steel Sales.................................................................. 56 Sydenstricker Genetics............................................................. 37 Wes Tiemann........................................................................... 48 Triple C, Inc............................................................................. 39 Valley Oaks Angus................................................................... 37 Weiker Angus Ranch................................................................ 37 Wheeler & Sons Livestock Market........................................... 68 Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate.............................................. 35 Mike Williams.......................................................................... 35 Windsor Livestock Auction...................................................... 34 Zeitlow Distributing................................................................. 68 Zimms Feedlot.......................................................................... 48


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