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CONTENTS

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FEATURES 14

Preparing for the VFD

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Protecting the Harvest

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2016 MCA Show-Me Beef Leadership Conference

Make Sure Your Herd is Ready for the New Regulations

How a Herdsman’s Cause Ignited the Formation of Protect the Harvest

Highlights of the Conference Held in September

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Association Update County News Beef Checkoff News

MCA President’s Perspective School Starts Too Soon

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CattleWomen’s Corner

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On the Edge of Common Sense: Baxter Black

Strike Up a Conversation

Be Deliberate

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Our Anthem

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


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Volume 46 - Issue 5 (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

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New MCA Members Thank You Beef House Volunteers American Royal History and 2016 Schedule Sale Calendar Advertiser’s Index

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

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

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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 573-846-6614 • 19102 Skymeadows Dr., Wildwood, MO 63069 David Dick, Secretary 660-826-0031 • 23529 Anderson School Rd., Sedalia, MO 65301

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Hunter Barclay, Barclay Farms, Lebanon, MO Justin Belew, Hartsburg, MO Corbin Bell, Higginsville, MO Geordan Bimson, Maywood, MO Eric Bonney, Philadelphia, MO Brent Boyce, Marshfield, MO Brian Brandt, Buckman Farms, LLC, Hallsville, MO Daniel Brinker, Washington, MO Kallie Caldwell, Lockwood, MO Travis Cargill, Stockton, MO Stan Coday, Seymour, MO Ben Corey, Ewing, MO Preston Crume, Aurora, MO Stephanie Davis, Mt. Vernon, MO Gary Deardorff, Dudley, MO Dr. Ronald Del Vecchio, Brighton, MO Rick Francis, Perryville, MO Davin Harms, Columbia, MO Josh Hawley, Columbia, MO Chandler Holland, Nevada, MO Jacob Knaebel, Jefferson City, MO Gary Lee, Phillipsburg, MO Jarin Limbach, Henley, MO Larry Limbach, Henley, MO Todd & Bonnie Linhardt, Redbud Lane Farm, Jefferson City, MO Allie Lock, Carrollton, MO Ron Mann, 4M Cattle Co., Humansville, MO

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Schools Start Too Soon

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Well August is behind us and the State Fair 2016 is in the books! Temperatures began hot, but cooled off a little after the first weekend. So here is why I bring this up, as you know by my September article that I wrote the first weekend of the fair, we had some big crowds. The weather cooled off early the following week, but the crowds fell as have the last several years even though the weather was great. As you all know schools continue to start earlier, most either before, or soon after the Fair begins, making it hard for folks to attend. The first impact you think of is the young folks that show animals or projects. Most schools will allow them to attend as an excused absence, some make it easier to arrange than others.

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I visited with a lot of folks in the barns and what you find in many cases is the child showing with one parent present because the other parent had to stay home with the other children so they can be in school. This is a real shame as the fair is such a great place to celebrate Missouri as a family, along with the chance to watch their brother or sister exhibit or show. As I focused on the issue from an agriculture stand point that is what hit me, then I realized an even deeper concern as farm folks will manage to make things work and give there children the opportunity to make it to the fair. The really unfortunate issue is that the city and urban folks that might attend and have an opportunity to learn about our way of life and a chance to understand what we do and the

2016 President pride and care we take in our products and animals only have the weekends. As most of you know, once the kids are back in school, those weekends fill up quickly and they may not make the effort. So here we have this great opportunity to have those conversations at Missouri’s biggest agricultural celebration and they can’t come! Many of you probably already know that there is a state law in place that prevents schools from starting that early, but they can get around it by having a special meeting to adjust the start date. There has been legislation brought forward in the last few years to help strengthen that law, but it has not made it over the finish line yet. So what can you do until that gets accomplished? This is the advise I gave many folks that asked me what to do, contact your superintendent or school board and find out when that meeting will be held, gather up as many folks as you can and be there to explain why it is important for everyone to have the chance to attend the Missouri State Fair. Many of our surrounding states have either passed laws or are in the process at this time, together Missouri can do this.


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Missouri Lawmakers Override MCA Priorities -MCA Led Three Successful Overrides Missouri lawmakers overrode all three of Governor Jay Nixon’s vetoes of the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association’s (MCA) top policy priorities on Sept. 14, 2016, during the veto session. MCA President Keith Stevens said it is encouraging that lawmakers from both parties value Missouri farm and ranch families.

“Missouri cattle farmers and ranchers certainly want to be transparent, but should not fear their private information being public knowledge because of participation in a government program,” said Stevens, adding that the association has worked on this legislation for three years. “The threat of agro terrorism is real and this legislation helps reduce this threat for Missouri farm and ranch families.”

Senate Bill 641 cleared the House with 112 votes in favor, exceeding the 109 votes required for an override. The Senate surpassed the required two-thirds threshold with a 24-6 vote. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Dave Schatz (R-26), exempts disaster payments received by farmers and ranchers during natural disasters from state income tax. The legislation was carried in the House by Rep. Bill Reiboldt (R-160). Sen. Schatz said the legislation was about fairness.

MCA called the override of SB 844 a victory for all cattle owners. The bill was overridden by a 24-7 vote in the Senate and a 114-40 vote in the House. The legislation, sponsored by Sen. Mike Parson (R-28) and carried by Rep. Joe Don McGaugh (R-39), changes the law when livestock escape their confines. Sen. Parson called the legislation “common sense reform.” He said farm and ranch families should not be strictly liable for damages in all circumstances.

“S.B. 641 is simply about fairness for our farmers and ranchers. While recovering from a disaster, our family farmers shouldn’t be faced with a tax penalty on disaster payments that do not even constitute a profit,” said Sen. Schatz. “No other disaster payment is taxed this way and it’s wrong to tax farmers and ranchers right after they’ve faced down a drought. I am glad my colleagues joined me in overriding this veto.”

“I was proud to be a small part of protecting agriculture, which is the state’s number one industry, with common sense legislation in this great state,” said Sen. Parson.

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Missouri lawmakers also overrode Governor Jay Nixon’s veto of HB 1414 during the veto session. The legislation was sponsored by Rep. Jay Houghton (R-43) and was carried in the Senate by Sen. Brian Munzlinger (R-18). Stevens said HB 1414 simply aims to protect the privacy of farm and ranch families. He said the legislation would protect the information of producers who participate in government programs.

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Rep. McGaugh, who sponsored nearly identical legislation last year and this year, said he is excited to see the legislation become law. “For too long in this state, the law has been slanted against livestock owners by making them strictly responsible for damages caused by their animals under all circumstances. This commonsense legislation shifts the burden to those who are truly responsible and truly negligent,” said McGaugh. MCA Executive Vice President Mike Deering said it is unheard of for an association to lead three overrides in one session. “It is extremely unfortunate that we have to spend time and resources overriding baseless vetoes of good, common sense legislation that advances the Missouri cattle industry,” said Deering. “The governor doubted that this association could override all three vetoes, but we proved him wrong. This association led the first-ever veto override of agricultural legislation in Missouri’s history just three years ago and we did not cave to political pressure to only pursue one override this year. Our victories are a result of our members. They made calls, wrote letters and more than 50 of them showed up during veto session to put a face to our issues.” The bills will become law on Oct. 14, 2016.


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What’s Cookin’ at the

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

Thank You Volunteers

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Thank you, thank you to all of you who volunteered at Thank you, thank you to all of you who volunteered at the MCA Beef House during the 2016 Missouri State Fair August 11th-21st in Sedalia, Mo. The compassion you show to the people we serve is an inspiration for us all. In fact, 636 individuals from 45 county cattlemen affiliates, 9 FFA chapters, 2 Mizzou groups, 1 MSU group, 1 MJCA group, and the MCW volunteered for a four hour shift sometime during the 11-day fair. Our incredible volunteers served a total of 16,893 customers at the MCA Beef House and 3,784 customers at the MCA Beef House Express for a total combined average of 1,879 customers per day. With excellent weather, our newly-covered patio breezeway was considered the prime spot to eat the delicious ribeyes or a 1/3 lb. burger

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with steak fries. Missouri Cattlemen’s Association continues to showcase beef from cattlemen who “Know Beef Best” during the Missouri State Fair since 1982. Thought for the month: “How much beef could a beef cook cook, if a beef cook could cook beef?” Say that 3 times fast!


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Common Sense with Baxter Black Be Deliberate “If you’re in a hurry, be deliberate.” It always fascinated me that Charmayne James’ horse Scamper looked like he was running slower than the others, but his time was always faster! Was his stride longer? Was his body longer? Were his legs longer? Did it take less strides to go the same distance as the others? Or was each step done with such precision that it eliminated even the slightest misstep that would add micro-seconds to the run? I watch with awe the rodeo calf ropers that flop the calf to the ground and tie him down with two wraps and a hooey, faster than the eye can see! They usually take the short cut on the tie and wait on pins and needles, hoping it will stay tight the required 6 seconds. However, he takes a risk by going for speed.

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In real life I’ve developed the attitude that “If you’re in a hurry, be deliberate.” I don’t care whether I’m tying my horse to a mesquite limb, a hitchin’ rail, or the side of a trailer, it’s a long walk back to the corral if you’re a’foot! So, say yer in the brush and yer pardner has a two-hundred pound calf roped around the neck bawlin’, his mama bellerin’ and chargin’ and all of them crashin’ back and forth! Many thoughts fly through your mind in the middle of this wreck. Should you try and get a loop around the hocks? Dismount and tie your horse to a branch? Walk down the tight rope, flop the calf and hogtie him before the bronky cow mows you down, OR…

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Stop the picture and think, deliberately. #1: The calf is caught. Regardless of the tangle he’s in, he’s not getting away. #2: The odds of roping a hind foot in this co-mangled arroyo would be like trying to rope a javelina in a garage with bicycles hanging from the trusses. #3: You have time to dismount and secure your barn-sour horse to a solid limb. #4: You slide your hand down the line, flop the calf and hog-tie him. This releases your pardner from needing to restrain the calf with his rope and he can keep busy shooshing the ferocious mama cow who’s now coming at you like a Right Wing hockey monster!

The key to me is to take the extra seconds that will prevent more problems. If during your attempt to hurry, you drop the rein, spook the horse, lose your glove or knock your hat off… chalk up a demerit. Which causes you to mishandle the tight line, get run over by the calf, get kicked in the groin, burn your hand and drop the calf twice trying to throw him. Finally in desperation you try to imitate Alan Bach with two wraps and a hooey which comes undone as quick as you stand up. By the third attempt you stop… and remind yourself, “If you’re in a hurry, be deliberate.” Steady your hind leg to push forward his hind legs. Drop your piggin’ string, loop around the under front leg, pile the others on, take three wraps, one, two, three, pull’em tight, Umph! Then take at least two hooeys and pull them tight again, Umph! Umph! Sounds easy but it’s a matter of control: tie that rein, take that wrap, cut that ear mark, drive that nail, tie that knot, drill that hole, wash that dish, insert that key, and button your shirt. Do it with the same deliberate concentration you thread a needle, put a Q-tip in your ear, or draw a straight line with a paintbrush. Keep your mind on your business. Thanks for the lesson Charmayne and Scamper.


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2016 Missouri State Fair Angus Steer Awards The Missouri Angus Association (MAA) and Dr. Curtis Long of Butler, Mo., awarded embroidered championship director chairs to top exhibitors of the 2016 Missouri State Fair Angus Steer Contest. Winners at the fair will subsequently also receive monetary awards from Dr. Long and the MAA during the 2017 Missouri Angus Association Annual Banquet in February. On August 15, junior contestants exhibited their registered Angus steers in the MSF On Foot Carcass Show before livestock judge Roger Parker, Mexico, Mo. Haley Fitzpatrick of Wheeling, Mo., had the Grand Champion with a 1,390 pound Angus out of the Hotel/Restaurant class and Ashton Brockman, Brookfield FFA, stood as Reserve with a 1,315 pound Ten X son. On Tuesday, Marcus Arnold evaluated four 4-H steers and seven FFA steers. The 4-H steers weighed from 1,180 to 1,330 pounds and the FFA steers weighed between 1,215 and 1,390 pounds. Clayton Moore of Linn Co. was named Grand Champion in the 4-H Angus Steer show and he will be awarded $300 for his win. Sean Houston of Andrew Co. was the Reserve Champion 4-H contender and will receive $200.

2016 MSF Angus Carcass winners Ashton Brockman and Larissa Larrick with Doc Long and Dave Warfield.

In the FFA Division, Brockman received the Grand Champion title and will receive $300. Stepping in to the Reserve spot was Hanna Moyer of Lamar, Mo., earning $200 from Briarwood Farms. The 2016 Missouri State Fair Angus classes culminated on Saturday, Aug. 20, when Brockman banked $500 for the Champion Angus Carcass. The Reserve Angus Carcass went to Larissa Larrick of Shelby Co. Larrick will receive $300.

2016 MSF FFA Champion Angus Steer - Ashton Brockman.

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Each of the following junior exhibitors will receive a participation check in the amount of $150, for showing a registered Angus steer in the MSF On Foot Contest, the 4-H or FFA Steer show, and putting the steer in the carcass contest to see how it yielded and graded. Congratulations and thank you for participating: Clayton Moore, Sean Houston, Chase Gray, Larissa Larrick, Ashton Brockman, Travis Haerr, Haley Fitzpatrick and Reba Colin.

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For more information about the annual State Fair Contest, visit http://www.mostatefair.com or http://briarwoodangusfarms.com or contact Briarwood Farms at 660-679-3459. And to learn more about the Missouri Junior Angus program, go to http://missouriangus.org/ juniors.html.

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Missouri Longhorn Cattle in Washington D.C. What do Texas Longhorn cattle that are born and raised on a quaint Missouri farm have in common with the booming metropolis of our nation’s capitol? Well, not much. But this summer a unique opportunity arose in which our hometown family business could share produce with the leaders of our great nation in Washington D.C. My wife and I raise Registered Texas Longhorn cattle. Like most that get into this breed of cattle, we chose Longhorns for their old Western cattle-drive appeal that combines beauty with hardiness. Yes, we sell breeding stock, but after several years of selling registered cattle, we decided we needed a niche market for our product. Therefore, three years ago we started selling USDA inspected, grass fed meat and beef sticks. Venturing into the inundated world of sales can be a tricky venture for mom and pop shops, but the first lesson in sales is to believe in the product—which we wholeheartedly do. Then, it’s all about marketing, promoting, and getting the product out there to the consumers. Along with our hobby farm and day jobs, we try to get involved with our community to help promote agriculture. Karol and I were asked by our local Farm Credit Services (FCS) Financial Vice President, Scott Schaumburg, to be on the Young, Beginning & Small Farmer Advisory Board for FCS. We have been to two annual Board Meetings. At this year’s meeting, Karol had a conversation with Scott Gardner, VP of sales and Marketing, about the Farm Credit 100 celebration. She told him about how she sells our beef sticks and her “Mrs. Farmer Brown Eggs”.

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In April 2016, we got a call from Scott, asking if we would be interested in supplying 200 of our beef sticks for a 100 year anniversary event coming up for FCS. Of course we readily said, “Yes!” Scott then explained that

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the event would formally be referred to as the “Farm Credit 100 Congressional Reception,” and it was to be held on June 15, 2016, at the Library of Congress, Madison Building in Washington D.C. Nearly 1,000 Congressional leaders and staff, Farm Credit customers and representatives, and media would be invited. The Congressional Reception would feature a pop-up farmer’s market with homegrown products from across the USA provided by nearly 70 Farm Credit Services customers. Guests would learn more about where their food came from as well as the vast diversity of what American farmers and ranchers produce. We are extremely proud to say we were one of the nearly 70 producers showcased. We didn’t send our beef sticks halfway across the country just to advertise our small farm. We shared our produce, because we are proud of being from West Plains, Missouri. We are proud to raise a product on our Missouri land, and we are proud to have our products processed through local Missouri businesses. So what do Washington D.C. and Texas Longhorn cattle have in common? The Lucky Falling Star Ranch. And we couldn’t be prouder of the association. www.luckyfallingstarranch.com Greg and Karol Brown


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This association led three veto overrides during the annual veto session on Sept. 14. This is almost unbelievable because it doesn’t happen. It hasn’t happened. But we are cattlemen and we don’t give up even if that means stepping out on a wobbly limb. We proved that three years ago when we led the first-ever veto override of agricultural legislation in Missouri’s history. Our grassroots process works and it was on full display at the veto session as the clopping sound of cowboy boots echoed through the halls of the Capitol and a sea of hats filled the gallery. Collectively, the mission was accomplished and the benefits will go to all cattle producers in this state.

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No longer will tax-happy bureaucrats be able to see a drought as an income opportunity. SB 641 stops the insane practice of taxing disaster relief. When disaster strikes, if you choose to receive assistance, you will be able to use those payments in their entirety. This is real value. Not only is it principled and the right thing to do, it will keep real money in your pockets instead of in the government’s hands. No longer will you be held liable in all circumstances when your cattle escape their confines. SB 844 changes strict liability to negligent liability, which means you would have

Executive Vice President to be negligent in order to be held liable. This bill shifts the burden of responsibility to those who are truly negligent. This is the right thing to do. It is not okay to make a cattleman responsible when a careless driver plows through their fence. We fixed it. No longer will your participation in a government program in the state of Missouri result in your private information becoming public knowledge. For three years, we have persistently and relentlessly fought for this legislation and it finally happened. HB 1414 will keep from public disclosure specific information that farmers and ranchers must provide for participation in certain government programs. Privacy is valuable to all of us. Governor Jay Nixon bet against the cattlemen and that is never a good bet. That’s a stupid bet. Despite the disheartening, vindictive actions of the governor subsequent to the override session, Missouri’s number one industry is moving forward. I am fortunate to work with and for great people. In the very near future, it is my hope that we will not have to wait until veto session to advance this state’s industry. Let’s grow this purposeful association by sharing with others the true value you provide to their family’s farming or ranching business with your investment in your Missouri Cattlemen’s Association.


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Agri-bus Has $29.3 Billion Impact On Region Source: Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City KANSAS CITY, Mo. (September 8, 2016) – Agriculture and its related businesses continue to be a driving force in the regional economy, according to an analysis released by the Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City, the American Royal, and the Kansas Department of Agriculture. Using the most recent data available, 74 agriculture, food, and food processing sectors were analyzed to determine their overall contribution to the economy supported by the Kansas City Agribusiness Council. These 74 sectors have an estimated total economic impact of approximately $ 29.3 billion and support 114,503 jobs in the Greater Kansas City area.

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The study looked at the impact of agriculture, food, and food processing sectors of the 20 counties contained in the Greater Kansas City area. The study found those agri-business sectors: • Account for 7.7 percent of the entire workforce in the area, or 114,503 jobs; and

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• Contribute approximately 22 percent of the Gross Regional Product, or an impact of $29.3 billion. In looking at the components of the agri-business sector, landscaping and horticultural services is the top employer in the agricultural industry with 9,965 employees. Running a close second is beef cattle ranching (and related businesses) with 8,438 employees. The animal processing industry (excluding poultry) directly contributes about $2.1 billion to the regional economy. A more expansive view of agri-business’s impact includes related retail sectors such as restaurants, food and beverage stores, garden and farm supply businesses. These additional sectors grow the total impact to 16.9 percent of the region’s employment and 29.59 percent of the gross regional product. “This study illustrates the continuing strong role agri-business plays in this region’s economy,” said Bob Petersen, executive director of the Agricultural Business Council.” He continued, “These are impressive num(Continued on page 46)


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to work with the Agricultural Business Council to continue exploring opportunities for growth of agribusinesses in this region.”

Lynn Parman, president and CEO of the American Royal, said “the American Royal’s mission of impacting the future of agriculture is more important now than ever. Providing scholarships and agriculture education programs to ensure we have a pipeline of employees is vital to this burgeoning KC industry,” she added.

About The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City The Agricultural Business Council of Kansas City is an association that advocates growth and awareness of the food, fiber, agri-science and related industries in the Kansas City region.

“Agriculture is the largest industry, employer and economic contributor in the state of Kansas, and this study has confirmed that impact within the greater Kansas City area,” said Secretary of Agriculture Jackie McClaskey. “The Kansas Department of Agriculture is pleased

About the American Royal Association Woven through the history of Kansas City since 1899, the American Royal provides opportunities for youth and adults from around the country to compete in our Livestock Show, ProRodeo, Horse Shows and the World Series of BBQ. These events allow the American Royal, a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization to give over $1 million annually for youth scholarships and support agriculture education programs. Over 270,000 attendees annually attend American Royal events that generate over $60 million of economic impact. To learn more about the American Royal visit AmericanRoyal.com. About the Kansas Department of Agriculture KDA is the state agency devoted to the total support of agriculture in Kansas. The department works for the entire Kansas agriculture sector, including farmers, ranchers, food establishments and agribusinesses. The department is dedicated to providing support and assistance to make Kansas businesses successful and encouraging more agribusinesses to expand in or relocate to Kansas.


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2016 American Royal Livestock Show October 19th - October 30th Kansas City, Missouri Source: American Royal The American Royal began in October of 1899 as the National Hereford Show, the first nationwide show for the exposition and sale of purebred cattle. The show featured 541 registered Herefords, with 300 Herefords sold for an average price of $334. Estimated attendance was 55,000. The show was held in a tent located in the Kansas City Stockyards, the agricultural hub of the Midwest. Soon, the show outgrew the tent and a permanent structure was built in 1908 by the Kansas City Stockyards and became the home of the American Royal until 1922 when the first permanent structure dedicated solely to the American Royal was built. Tragedy struck in 1925 when the building burnt down during an auto show, but was quickly rebuilt and ready for the next American Royal season. That building stood until 1991 when it was torn down for the current American Royal complex. In 1902, the show officially became the American Royal after C.F. Curtiss, dean of agriculture at the Iowa State College of Agriculture, compared the show with the British Royal Agricultural Fair. Atten-

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dance continued to increase as the show opened up to more breeds and species and became an established Kansas City tradition. The first official American Royal Horse Show occurred in 1905 with the help of prominent horse trainer Tom Bass. The following year, Loula Long Combs performed in her first American Royal horse show. Loula came from a prominent Kansas City family who were known for owning some of the best horses in the country. Both Tom Bass and Loula Long Combs became prominent figures of the American Royal Horse Show. She was often greeted with a standing ovation when entering the ring on her phaeton with two of her Boston bulldogs riding with her. Loula continued to compete for over 50 years at the horse show, often winning. Today the American Royal features several horse shows varying from local competitors to nationally renowned trainers and stables.

Come to Kansas City for these American Royal Charolais Events… Kansas City, MO Shows and Sales! October 28th • 10:30 a.m. - Charolais Breeders Classic, Hale Arena • 3:00 p.m - Charolais Sale October 29th • 8:00 a.m. -Charolais Junior Heifer Show followed by the Charolais Open Show, Hale Arena Missouri Charolais Breeders Association Vice-President President Jeannine Doughty Jim Husz 660-582-9151 816-616-8838 Check us out on the web @

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The two most recent events to be added to the American Royal season are the rodeo and barbecue contest. In 1949 the first American Royal Rodeo was held in conjunction with the first dairy show during the spring. The dairy show and rodeo were discontinued in 1951, but the rodeo made a comeback in 1965 and remained a spring activity. The rodeo moved to the fall season in 1976 with the first American Royal PRCA (Professional Rodeo Cowboys Association) sanctioned rodeo. The rodeo was often highlighted with concerts of prominent country singers including Kenny Rogers, Crystal Gayle, and Garth Brooks. The first American Royal Barbecue Contest was held in 1980 and quickly grew in popularity. In 1998, it officially became the “The World’s Largest Barbecue” with 340 teams competing. Today, The World Series of Barbecue® serves as the largest fundraiser for the American Royal. The education programs were approached with renewed vigor in the 1980s. The American Royal Queen Contest was discontinued after the 1988 season and became the American Royal Student Ambassadors program. One male and one female student were selected to represent the American Royal and applications were originally restricted to FFA members. Today, students are chosen from all over the country who exemplify the American Royal through scholarship, leadership, and advocate for the food and fiber industry. The largest American Royal education event, School Tours, has been held for over 30 years and brings in over 4,000 students from across the Kansas City Metro area. School

Tours gives children the opportunity to learn about the world of agriculture through educational exhibits and a youth rodeo performance. For over 100 years, the American Royal has been a part of Kansas City history. Through multiple buildings and the addition of multiple events and programs, The Royal has transformed into what it is today. The American Royal continues as a Kansas City tradition offering opportunities for scholarships, education, and competition to youth and adults from around the country who attend our events and educational programs. Livestock Schedule starts on page 52.

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2016 American Royal Livestock Show Schedule Wednesday, October 19 Move-In Market Steers, Salers, Braunvieh, Gelbvieh, American Lowline, Miniature Herefords 8:00 a.m. National 4-H Meat Judging Contest Awards Breakfast – American Royal

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Saturday, October 22 8:00 a.m. Gelbvieh Jr./Open Show – Hale Arena 8:00 a.m. Braunvieh Show – Hale Arena 8:00 a.m. Market Goat Show – Lamb/Goat Arena 8:00 a.m. Swine Showmanship – Swine Arena 10:30 a.m. Pedigreed Gilt Show – Swine Arena 1:00 p.m. Market Lamb Show – Lamb/Goat Arena 1:00 p.m. Crossbred Market Hog Show – Swine Arena 1:00 p.m. Market Steer Show – Hale Arena 2:00 p.m. Salers Show – Hale Arena

Thursday, October 20 Move-In Pedigreed Gilts, Market Hogs 8:00 a.m. Weigh and Tag Market Steers 9:00 a.m. Calf Scramble Show 11:00 a.m. Weigh and Tag Market Goats 1:00 p.m. Weigh and Tag Market Lambs 2:00 p.m. Market Goat Show – Lamb/Goat Arena Sunday, October 23 4:00 p.m. Stierwalt Lamb & Goat Clinic 7:30 a.m. Pedigreed Market Hog Show – Swine Arena – Lamb/Goat Arena 8:00 a.m. American Lowline Show – Hale Arena 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Social MBCSept2014c.qxp_Layout 1 9/24/14 9:59 AM Page 62 8:00 a.m. Miniature Hereford Jr. Show – Hale Arena Miniature Hereford Open Show – Friday, October 21 Hale Arena 7:30 a.m. Weigh and Tag Market Hogs 4:00 p.m. All cattle released – must vacate by midnight 10:00 a.m. Goat Showmanship – Lamb/Goat Arena 6:00 p.m. Junior Premium Livestock 11:00 a.m. Braunvieh Junior Heifer Show – Hale Arena Auction – Sale Center 1:00 p.m. Market Beef / Jr. Heifer Showmanship – Hale Arena Wednesday, October 26 Move-In AOB Junior Heifers, Limousin, Charolais, Shorthorn, Maine-Anjou, Angus, Hereford, Simmental 1:00 p.m. Livestock Judging Contest Officials Meeting – AR Board Room 6:00 p.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Coaches Meeting Thursday, October 27 7:00 a.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest – Hale Arena

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12:00 p.m. Limousin Junior Heifer Show followed by Limousin Open Show – Hale Arena 12:00 p.m. Shorthorn Junior Heifer Show followed by Shorthorn Open Show – Hale Arena 3:30 p.m. 4-H/FFA Livestock Judging Contest Awards Banquet 5:00 p.m. McCullough Fitting Clinic - Hale Arena 6:00 p.m. Exhibitor Social - Hale Arena 6:30 p.m. Charolais Shin-Dig - Bit N Spur 7:00 p.m. ICLS/JCLS Coaches Meeting

Saturday, October 29 8:00 a.m. Intercollegiate/Junior College Livestock Judging Contest Awards Breakfast 8:00 a.m. Angus Junior Heifer Show followed by Angus ROV Show – Hale Arena 8:00 a.m. Charolais Junior Heifer Show followed by Charolais Open Show – Hale Arena 2:00 p.m. Hereford Sale – Sale Center 5:00 p.m. Hereford Junior Heifer Show – Hale Arena 5:00 p.m. Simmental PTP Bull Show – Hale Arena

Friday, October 28 7:00 a.m. Intercollegiate/Junior College Livestock Judging Contest – Hale Arena 10:30 a.m. Charolais Breeders Classic – Hale Arena 12:00 p.m. National Maine-Anjou Show and Maine-Anjou Junior Heifer Show – Hale Arena 12:00 p.m. AOB/Commercial Junior Heifer Show – Hale Arena 12:00 p.m. Angus Sale – Sale Center 1:00 p.m. Simmental Sale – Sale Center 2:30 p.m. Junior Heifer Showmanship – Hale Arena 3:00 p.m. Charolais Sale – Sale Center 5:00 p.m. Junior Team Fitting Contest – Hale Arena

Sunday, October 30 8:00 a.m. National Hereford Show – Hale Arena 8:00 a.m. Simmental Junior Heifer Show followed by PTP Female Show – Hale Arena 12:00 p.m. Supreme Champion Junior Heifer Show – Hale Arena

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Continued Growth in Meat Supply Hurts Livestock Prices Source: Scott Brown COLUMBIA, Mo. – As a livestock economist, Scott Brown hears the same question every day: “How low can prices go?” The University of Missouri Extension specialist can’t say when prices will hit bottom, as many factors affect the sharp decline. That includes weather, dollar strength and exports. “The growing meat supply is a big factor,” Brown told the Agribusiness Policy Symposium, Sept 8 in Columbia. “As long as we keep increasing record amounts of meat each year, prices will decline. A lot more meat is passing through U.S. markets,” he said. “We added 3 billion pounds of meat in 2015, and continued that at a rate never seen before. The growth is not over.” Beef, pork and chicken producers could add another 3 billion pounds of meat in the coming year. Sow numbers are going up. Beef herd owners saved every heifer they could to add to the cow herd. “Producers respond a lot faster to rising prices than they do to falling prices. We’re still expanding breeding herds.” The problem becomes what to do with the growing meat supply. “We eat it, export it or cut the price to sell it,” Brown said. Producers have been through volatile cycles before. “The old adage that ‘the cure for high prices is high prices’ still applies,” Brown said. In the 1990s, as supply outgrew demand, the prices fell. After the turn of the century, exports exploded. From 2002 to 2014 exports

continued to expand faster than the meat supply. Foreign buying was helped by the value of the U.S. dollar. As dollar value changed, exports dropped. At the same time, the U.S. economy hit a recession and U.S. consumers cut back buying. When demand outgrew the supply, the prices hit record levels. With high meat prices, chicken producers built their flocks quickly. Pork producers responded next. Biologically, it takes longer to expand the cow herd than a chicken flock. But now beef herd owners are catching up and sending more calves to the feedlots. As foreign demand shrunk, prices declined. In late 2015, beef prices fell apart. “What producers fail to remember is that the new low beef prices are better than calf prices were for a long time,” Brown said. “Cow-calf returns are still at the eighth highest year since 1990.” Dropping feed prices are helping livestock producers. “Crop farmers don’t like the lower grain prices, but that helps livestock people keep making money.” The spurt in pig production has tested the nation’s slaughter capacity. With more pigs arriving, new packing plants are coming on line to take care of the growing pig population. “We can take care of the pigs,” Brown said. “But what are we going to do with all of that pork?”

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Vernon County The Vernon County Cattlemen met May 19 at 7:00 p.m. at the Vernon County Fairgrounds. Members enjoyed pizza and desserts for dinner. Our group awarded seven scholarships this year: three to Bronaugh students and four to Nevada students. Plans were reviewed for the annual Bushwhacker Days fundraising food booth. 300 ribeyes, 200 hamburgers, BBQ beef, tea and chips will be served. Members signed up to work shifts during the day.

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A report was given on the Chamber of Commerce luncheon that VC Cattlemen assisted Gobblers Roost with. This was the first time we got to wear our new bright red

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Vernon County Cattlemen shirts! Jay reported on the recent Cedar County health ordinance and the importance of Vernon County acquiring an Agri-Ready designation. Jay also gave a legislative update report and discussed briefly the failed beef checkoff vote. A report was given on our Beef Month activities. It was suggested that we donate hamburger to the VC Youth Fair. Members also agreed to donate to the June 18 VC Youth Fair tractor pull.


Our annual Bushwhacker Days food booth on June 11 was successful again this year. Thank you to everyone who helped with it in any way! Amy Ast was the lucky winner of the annual Las Vegas trip drawing held at the Vernon County Youth Fair in July. The Vernon County Cattlemen worked their annual shift in the Missouri State Fair Beef House August 13. We had a great turnout of workers and were very busy selling BEEF! A huge THANK YOU to everyone that helped!

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Henry County The Henry County Cattlemen’s Association has been involved in a variety of activities this summer. We furnished a meal for the youth involved in a Fitting Clinic at the Henry County Fairgrounds. This included both youth and their families. We grilled at the Passantano Memorial Golf Tournament. This was to benefit the Burn Unit at Children’s Mercy Hospital. When the weather finally permitted, we participated in the Old Glory Days “Parked Parade.”

three area students. We are hoping to present more next year, thanks to the generosity of the community during our grilling events. Along with these grilling events, we had dinner/meetings several months during the summer. Our last was at the Clinton Country Club where 72 members and guests enjoyed a delicious dinner.

One of our favorite activities was donating and serving a meal for the youth, and their families, participating in the annual auction of their poultry, rabbits, and swine. Our main interest is cattle, but we also want to encourage all youth with their projects. The State Fair found us promoting beef by working at the Beef House. Nearly 25 of our members took time from their busy schedules to participate in this project. Five of our members went to UMC and grilled for 200 returning students at the BSU. During the Clinton Chamber of Commerce Ag Dinner, our president, Gene Reid, presented scholarships to

Robbie Thompson, Gene Reid, Jan Reid, and Joyce and Bob Trolinger grilled burgers for nearly 200 returning students at UCM.

Gail and Robert Perryman (seated) visit with Pam and Kent Carney. These dedicated members helped at the Beef House during the Missouri State Fair in Sedalia.

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Wes Carter and son visit with Bob Harriman. The Carters were selected as the Henry County Farm Family of the year.


Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s Association The first meeting of the Southwest Missouri Cattlemen’s Association this fall was September 6 at the Southwest Missouri Research Center, Mt. Vernon. The evening kicked off with a great supper catered by Patty and Tim Osterloh, Verona.

from youth livestock show personnel in Barry, Dade and Lawrence counties. The Aurora FFA also sent a card thanking the Association for the financial help on their late June trip to Scotland for the judging contest at the Royal Shows.

The meal sponsors were the MFA Coop, Aurora and Cassville MFA Agri Services. David Linhart, CTI Tubs spoke about the benefits of cooked molasses tubs in forage utilization especially when cattle graze “hot” fescue. Their tubs also include BioMos which can help with digestive problems.

Ozark Electric Coop also sent a thank you for the grilling of steaks at their annual meeting in August. The next big event will be the Mt. Vernon Apple Butter Makin’ Days on October 7, 8 and 9.

Tom McBeth, Central Life Sciences gave a short talk on the four different species of flies likely to be seen in this area and the impact they can have on cow calf and stocker performance. During the business part of the program it was mentioned by president Keith Hankins that fourteen members had worked the Beef House at the State Fair and that two junior members would attend the upcoming Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Annual Show-Me Leadership Conference. He read several thank you notes

Samantha Schnake daughter of Dustin & Scynthia Schnake was introduced as the MCA Queen candidate from the association. That competition will take place at the state convention in January. Dustin Schnake, Region 7 vice president encouraged members to attend the veto over-ride session in Jefferson City on September 14.

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Dallas County Although the Dallas County Cattlemen’s Association (DCCA) takes a break from monthly meetings during the summer months, our members certainly keep busy helping with various activities and firing up our grills. This summer was no exception. June started out with the annual Buffalo Cow-Camp. At this one-day event hosted by Dallas County Extension and 4-H, area youth assembled at the Dallas County Fairgrounds for a day of learning all about raising and showing beef animals. Many participants bring their own projects for an actual “hands-on” experience. DCCA is always glad to buy T-shirts for all the participants. In addition, DCCA members cook and provide the hamburgers and all-beef hot-dogs for the lunch. MCA state board member Gloria Stroud and Pat DeOme attended the board meeting in Sedalia on June 11th. Hats off to the MCA staff, officers, and everyone who helped for another great steak fry and PAC auction. Many of our MJCA members showed at the junior show that weekend as well. The Dallas County Youth and Livestock Show was held at the fairgrounds June 23-25. Our grill was kept busy for the three days cooking rib-eye steaks as well as hamburgers and hot-dogs. In addition, we sponsored two awards for the beef show. August found many of our members volunteering to work in the Ozark Empire Fair Beef House on two different days. Whether it be manning the grill, making sandwiches, or cleaning tables and visiting with customers, a good time is had by all. Fifteen members traveled to Sedalia the last day of the fair to work in the Beef

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House. Again, lots of fun for all! We once again cooked a lot of beef at the two-day Buffalo Celtic festival held Sept. 9-10. People come from many states for the annual event and comment they really think our rib-eye steak sandwiches are the best. We kicked off our monthly fall meetings on Sept. 13th. Many people were still busy in the fields so our attendance was somewhat down. The 85 in attendance enjoyed strip steaks grilled to perfection by our cooks. We want to thank Brant Mettler of DOW and Jeff Schoen of Boehringer-Ingelheim Vetmedica for providing the steaks as well as speaking to us that evening. As a pasture and range specialist with DOW, Brant talked about the correct herbicides to use on pastures and to control brush. He particularly touted the use of GrazonNext and Chaparral. He mentioned that fewer weeds means more grass, which in turn produces more pounds of beef which leads to more profit for the cattleman. He talked about the importance of timing to spray for certain weeds. We certainly appreciate his expertise and knowledge in helping us get the most out of our pastures. Jeff discussed his company’s belief that “prevention works”. Preventing disease in animals is the focus of Boehringer-Ingelheim. He talked about different vaccination programs and encouraged us to do what is best for the cow and when she will respond the greatest— not when it is most convenient. Since a lot of cattle go through sale barns unvaccinated, he encouraged ALL beef producers to vaccinate. DCCA would like to congratulate Austin Rice, our 2016-2017 scholarship recipient. Austin is currently attending OTC in Springfield and plans to transfer to MSU in the future to become an ag education teacher. We wish Austin the best of luck with his higher education and are glad we can help make it possible. Our grills and cooks will be very busy at the Fair Grove Old-Settlers Reunion later in September. We usually have a line for hours on the Saturday of the event. Our October membership meeting will be held on the 11th with the sponsors being Purina and Headings Bros. Then our annual meeting is scheduled for Nov. 8th at Prairie Grove School. State board members Pam Naylor and Gloria Stroud plan to attend the fall board meeting in Columbia. We hope everyone is having a good fall calving season. It is great to see lots of green grass for this time of year.


South Central Missouri Cattlemen We had a great turn out for our monthly meeting. There was good conservation and lots of questions. But the topic was fertilizer. Something that everyone is familiar with. The twist is getting a speaker in front you that has family heritage of fertilizing the soil in southern Missouri. Lynn Tyree was the speaker. Lynn along with his father Darrell continue to run the family business that was started by Elmo Tyree in 1969 (Darrell’s dad). Lynn

talked about the importance of soil test. How it should be done for each crop that you are growing. But after the discussion I swear Lynn could walk across your hay fields and just tell you what fertilizer you need to spread without the soil test. Over seeding with legumes was another important part of the discussion. Economically fall fertilizer is a little cheaper and it increases stock pile fescue for winter grazing. Also spreading lime in the fall is recommended because it has all winter to apply itself into the soil for spring planting and fertilizing. Lynn was a little nervous about doing the meeting for us. But the whole family showed up to support him. Thanks to the Tyree family for supplying refreshments for the evening. Until next time Thank a Farmer.

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who had spent most of their adult life coaching baseball and working with the youth of that community.

On August 9th the Bates County Cattlemen held their On August 9th, the Bates County Cattlemen held their monthly meeting at the Old 71 Cafe in Adrian, Mo. A short business meeting followed a meal of burgers and fries. We heard reports on the fundraiser at RC’S, Bash and Steak Night at the County Fair. August 1st was the Health Fair held at the Optimist Building in Adrian, Mo. This fair is for the back-to-school children of the community. The CattleWomen served beefburgers prepared by the Cattlemen.

Our September meeting was on the 13th held at the Poplar Heights Farm. Poplar Heights Farm is a working pioneer farm in our county with many events and classes concerning pioneer living throughout the year. The meeting was sponsored by Heiman AgriServices and Purina Feeds. After a unique, but extremely delicious meal of Beef Carbonon, guest speaker Bud Mareth, Purina Regional Rep. gave a talk on weaning calves and the various rations that Purina offers. Our business meeting followed with reports on the Beef House, Osage Valley annual meeting and the Apple Festival and Billy Long fund in Appleton City. A motion was made and carried to donate $500 to the Billy Long Memorial Fund. A discussion on and plans for Huckster’s Days, on the square in Butler, Mo. Friday and Saturday Sept. 16th and 17th. Discussion on cooking prime rib for the Adrian Optimist annual meeting October 1st.

The Bates County Cattlemen and CattleWomen journeyed to Sedalia, Mo. on August 15th to help prepare and serve our beef products at the Beef House. This is a wonderful opportunity to interact with the public, answer questions and to give them insight into how our beef is raised, the many ways it can be prepared and the food value that it provides. Another August event that our group looks forward to is the Osage Valley Electrical Cooperative’s annual meeting held at the Benson Center in Clinton, Mo. The MBCSept2014c.qxp_Layout 1 9/24/14 11:08 AM Page 65 Cattlemen rub approx. 750 lbs. of beef, smoke, slice and heat in preparation for some 1200+ members and guests that attend this meeting.

Our next meeting will be October 11th 7:00 PM. Sponsored by the Community First Bank and held at the Community First Bank Building in Butler, Mo.

On September 3rd, the Bates County Cattlemen went to Appleton City, Mo. to participate in a combined festival–the Apple Days and a fundraiser for the Billy Long Memorial. The weather was perfect, we had a nice crowd, and we enjoyed meeting new people and selling our sandwiches and drinks. We would like to thank the people of Appleton City for inviting us to be a part of helping to raise money to honor the memory of a person

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Lafayette County Lafayette County Cattlemen have had a busy summer promoting BEEF. In addition to the annual Beef month promotion at Piggly Wiggly, steaks were grilled for open houses at Bumper to Bumper locations in Lexington, Higginsville and Concordia. Members will grill burgers, all beef 1/4 hot dogs and the ever popular ribeye sandwiches at the Higginsville Country Fair on September 17.

One of the many “Missouri “ surprises on the Alaska trip was the snack box for the Denali tundra bus excursion. We enjoyed a beef stick from Western’s Smokehouse in Greentop, MO. (Not knowing what was going to be in said snack box, we took Legacy Beef snack sticks with us as well!)

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NCBA Takes Stand Against HSUS Attempt to Weaken Beef Checkoff Source: NCBA WASHINGTON (Sept. 16, 2016) - The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association was recently notified that Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) attorneys have filed a lawsuit against USDA’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) on behalf of the Organization for Competitive Markets (OCM). This lawsuit seeks to divide the beef industry against itself by opening old wounds and weakening the beef checkoff as HSUS drives toward its ultimate goal of ending animal agriculture. The lawsuit, filed by HSUS lawyers, seeks the release of documents related to two OIG audits of the beef checkoff and its contractors, including NCBA. Both audits found that producer investments in the checkoff are protected by the firewall, which prevents beef checkoff dollars from being used for policy activities. Two OIG full audits and multiple random audits by USDA have found contractors, including NCBA, to be in full compliance with the laws which protect checkoff funds. “Those findings haven’t satisfied the extremist animal rights activists at HSUS or its partners at OCM,” said NCBA CEO Kendal Frazier. “Instead of working to better our industry, these two organizations and a small handful of cattlemen have chosen a devil’s pact in an effort to weaken the checkoff, which will in turn, weaken beef demand and our entire industry.” The lawsuit is another attempt by HSUS to drive a political agenda. It diverts attention from beef promotion

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activities and wastes precious resources at a time when cattle prices and the profitability of the beef industry are under tremendous pressure. As part of an effort to protect the beef industry and stop the frivolous and divisive work of HSUS, NCBA will seek intervenor status in the lawsuit against OIG. “There’s no doubt that HSUS stands against rural America. Their attacks on the beef and pork checkoff programs weaken promotion efforts. HSUS and its allies have clearly demonstrated they have no interest in the livestock business beyond ending it,” said Frazier. “They will attempt to make this about transparency and say they’re undertaking this effort on behalf of producers. But let’s be clear: HSUS intends to put every cattleman and woman in America out of business. By weakening checkoff programs and damaging producer-directed marketing and promotion efforts, they can cause economic harm to our industry and force us out of production agriculture.” HSUS and OCM are working to rehash questions that were asked and answered long ago. Since then, multiple audits have demonstrated full and ongoing contractor compliance with regulations governing beef checkoff expenditures. Furthermore, NCBA has demonstrated that it remains committed to transparency and its role as a contractor to the beef checkoff. “We have nothing to hide. We have, and will continue to fully cooperate with all reviews and audits of our contracting activities,” said Frazier. “However, we will not stand idly by and allow HSUS to kill the checkoff. This isn’t the first attempt to weaken our industry and it won’t be the last, but this is where we must draw a line in the sand and protect the interests of American cattlemen and women.”


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Beef Price Ups and Downs Source: Hannah Johlman The cattle market zig-zags up and down more than ever, but so do prices for the end product, says a boxed beef reporter for Urner Barry, in Toms River, N.J. “Ranchers understand not only what it takes to raise an animal, the science of it, but also for what market and when,” says Bruce Longo. “The same happens in the beef market.” Seasonality is basic to both sectors, but with differing influences. Summer grilling season brings increased demand for steaks from the rib and loin cuts, so their prices rise. In the winter, roast beef demand supports prices for the chuck and round. The start of 2016 provides an example. “Chuck spiked upward in January through mid February, fell off beginning in March and into the summer because it’s not in demand,” Longo explains.

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A specific beef product price can spike or plunge more rapidly than live cattle because of market structure, but there are similarities. “We have ‘formula’ business and ‘negotiated’ business,” he says. Formula pricing plugs in values from a market report such as Urner Barry or USDA to compute an average price, while negotiated business means adjusting a price until packer and beef buyer agree. Terms can be set for virtually any period of time. “We can book formula business for today in what is called the ‘spot’ market, or longer such as a month, six months or a year-long contract,” Longo says. If it all sounds predictable or steady, consider what can happen without warning. In late spring last year, a large retailer decided to feature sirloin flaps as “fajita” meat and marinated steaks for Cinco de Mayo, all at a low price before the seasonally higher summer trend began. Available supply dropped because much of what remained was already contracted. That caused prices to spike upward as other retailers scrambled to cover their needs. This year on the other hand, demand for the more traditional flank steaks used in fajitas faltered for lack of demand (see line graph). “Most of the grilling activities across the country stalled a little because of cooler weather early on,” Longo says. “If you don’t get that grilling activity going, you just don’t have as much demand.” As prices fluctuate, beef retailers decide what they can afford to keep in their stores and feature in weekly ad flyers.

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David O’Diam, executive account manager for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand, says his team helps retail partners sort out the best options. “We may focus on lower priced cuts,” he says. “Rather than go to a strip steak with less marbling, we might suggest they try a CAB top sirloin or London broil.” The steady brand presence keeps it relevant to consumers and retailers. “At lower prices, more retailers become interested in carrying the brand, and packers are looking for new customers,” O’Diam says. “Bringing them together, we create more demand, increasing demand for Angus cattle that can meet our quality specifications.” With a higher supply of cattle and beef coming on, the expansion phase brings lower prices. “It’s tough to look at the bank account and say that’s a good thing if you’re a rancher,” O’Diam says. “But we’re building demand for the beef, and that is a good thing.”

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BEEF CHECKOFF NEWS If We don’t, Who will? Executive Director Mark Russell

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ation via social media. These consumers get the bulk of their information from mobile devices and less from the traditional types of advertising.

Beef, it’s what’s for dinner is arguably one of the most recognized slogans in consumer households. I have to admit, I’ve always enjoyed hearing the catchy beef jingle on the radio accompanied by, at one time, the voice of Sam Elliot and Matthew McConaughey talking about the great tasting nutritional benefits of beef. As a lifelong Beef producer, I have also always appreciated the importance of what our check off dollars do for us, to promote our product. After all, if we as ranchers don’t promote our product, who will? So, when I collected my check at the stockyards after selling my fall calves-then scanning and considering the deductions-I was happy to contribute that dollar per head that would be sent for the betterment of my industry.

In education, MBIC early on felt the need to “influence the influencers” when it comes to getting the great message of beef to nutritionists, teachers, chefs, grocers, and even mommy bloggers. MBIC works hard to develop relationships with these groups because of the potential to impact large numbers of people. The check off has made end-roads with both the American and Missouri Heart Association. With studies like the Beef in an Optimum Lean Diet, funded by our check off, researchers have found that eating lean beef lowers the bad cholesterol that has been attributed to heart disease. This has caused the Heart Association to reverse their stance on beef in the diet. MBIC now has a major presence at their meetings to visit with folks about heart healthy beef, something we never would have been able to do just a few short years ago.

It wasn’t however, until I got elected to the Missouri Beef Industry Council board of directors that I truly discovered the entirety of what our state beef check off dollars do. In 2010 when I joined the MBIC board I quickly learned that there is so much more to our check off than just, Beef it’s what’s for dinner.

Also, health and fitness events such as marathons are something MBIC has focused on because of the importance of reaching a health conscience audience many of whom for years would only consider fish and chicken as acceptable protein sources for their lifestyle. Thanks to efforts by our check off, that narrative is changing.

The check off, by the federal act and order, must strictly adhere to a three-pronged approach to spending hard working rancher’s dollars to drive beef demand. Those three areas are promotion, education, and research.

When it comes to research, there have been a number of efforts funded in Missouri. MBIC has partnered with our national check off to work on advancements in ready to eat beef meals which might compete against the many chicken items in the grocery store. Another example in research is in the past year we have worked with the University of Missouri on beef safety. A study is now nearly complete that looks at a new technology where a plasma coating is applied to cutting board surfaces in slaughter and food processing facilities. This

In promoting beef, for years MBIC focused those dollars toward the traditional venues such as radio and television; although affording television spots has not been an option for many years. Since my time on the board we have decided to refocus our efforts to get the most “bang for our buck” by targeting the Millennial gener-


plasma coating has the potential to significantly decrease bacteria, such as E. Coli, potentially decreasing instances of beef contamination. In the last few years, our industry has seen a whirlwind of events including record high feed prices and a major drought throughout the country, which further reduced the cattle herd to the lowest levels not seen since the 50’s. This was then followed by cattle prices many of us would have only dreamed of throughout our involvement in the industry. Although short lived, those high cattle prices were at levels many of us needed to pay bills and reduce debt. But more importantly, those high prices helped to provide economic incentives for young people to return to the farm, something our industry desperately needed with the average age of farmers at 58 years old. With every cause, however, we know there is always an effect. As with the case of high cattle prices came high beef prices at restaurants and grocery stores. When I visit with producers about their check off, I remind them that it’s important for us to continue promoting beef, especially when beef is much higher at the retail level than our competitors.

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Now, as we all know, the tides have once again turned. The last year has put the cattle market back to levels we had before the run up. Retail beef prices have been slow to reflect these lower cattle prices but eventually they should adjust accordingly. Folks we have got to continue to drive beef demand. One major way that your MBIC board feels this can happen is by letting people in other countries know about the superiority of US beef. That’s why we have increased our investment in the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF). Getting our beef to foreign markets is key to strengthening cattle prices.

As I end my tenure as board member and chairman of MBIC, I am proud to have been a part of a board of producers elected by producers whose goal is to tell consumers about our great product. Only by pooling our resources together through our check off can we be effective at reaching that broad audience about that great product Beef!

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FIELD NOTES with Wes Tiemann Our Anthem I don’t know what it is about this song that makes the hair stand on the back of my neck each and every time I stand and remove cover to sing it with hundreds of other freedom-loving Americans. Maybe it’s the fact that it’s the one song that sums up our existence in this country, and is a reminder of our past and potential future. Perhaps part of its grandeur for me is that it comes at the pinnacle of excitement just before a major activity. It’s the sounds and smells surrounding the Star Spangled Banner that I immediately recall. The crescendo of one of the bucking horses kicking the chute just as the singer belts out, bombs bursting in air. Seeing the respect of the cowboys cinching there riggings with hat in hand or in their mouth as they work quietly and sway back and forth anxious for the eight seconds to come. Hearing the rattling of the cattle chutes as bulls are being loaded behind the sale ring moments before lot one is sold. Smelling the saw dust still settling from the crowd taking their seats takes me through 240 years of history in less than two minutes. It is astonishing to me that anyone of any status would use this, or our Pledge of Allegiance, for a platform for

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Sale Calendar October 2 October 3 October 8 October 8 October 8 October 8 October 8 October 8 October 8 October 8 October 9 October 12 October 13 October 15 October 15 October 15 October 15 October 15 October 15 October 16 October 17 October 20

MO Heritage Hereford Sale, Salem, MO Express Ranches Bull and Commercial Heifer Sale, Yukon, OK Heartland Genetic Blend Sale, Perryville, MO Big D Ranch Annual Bull & Female Sale, Center Ridge, AR J&N Ranch Black Hereford Sale, Leavenworth, KS Lucas Sale, Cross Timbers, MO Byergo Angus Sale, Savannah, MO Isaac’s Angus Sale, Horse Cave, KY Cattlemen’s Kind Bull Sale, Welch, OK Ozarks and Heart of America Beefmaster Fall Roundup Sale, Locust Grove, OK Heart of Missouri Limousin Sale, Lebanon, MO New Day Genetics Sale, Harrison, AR Moriando Online Sale 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

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SEMO Performance Tested Bull Sale, Farmington, MO New Day Genetics Sale, Eldon, MO Linthicum Angus Ranch Sale, Welch, 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 Gerloff Bull Fest, Bland, MO Flying H Bull Sale, Butler, MO Reynolds Herefords Sale, Huntsville Magness Fall Female Sale, Miami, OK SW MO PerformanceTested Bull Sale, Springfield, MO Fink Beef Genetics, Randolf, KS Jamison Hereford Sale, Quinter, KS Spur Ranch Fall Sale, Vinita, OK Charolais Sale at the American Royal Sale, Kansas City, MO Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Farmington, MO Magic of Beefmasters Sale, Branson, MO Lacy’s Red Angus Bull and Female Sale, Drexel, MO Ladies of the Royal Hereford Sale, Kansas City, MO Nipp Charolais Sale, Ardmore, OK McBee Fall Selection Day, Fayette, MO 4 Brands Production Sale, Paragould, AR Baker Angus Production Sale, Butler, MO

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October 31 SWMo Performance Tested Bull Sale, Springfield November 3 Moriando Online Sale 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 5 CSBBA Sale, Joplin Regional Stockyards, Carthage, MO November 5 Missouri Charolais Breeders Sale, Springfield November 5 B/F Cattle Co. Balancer Bull Sale, Butler, MO November 11-12 ABHA Show and Sale, Sedalia, MO November 12 HAGA Show-Me Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale, Springfield, MO November 12 Moser Ranch Production Sale, Wheaton, KS November 12 Smith Registered Angus Sale, Berryville, MO November 14 Green Springs Bull Test, El Dorado Springs, MO November 17 Moriando Online Sale November 18 Galaxy Beef Production Sale, Macon, MO November 18 Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, JRS, Carthage, MO November 18 Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Kirksville, 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 19 Cornerstone Ranch Sale, Mt. Grove, MO November 26 Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Kingsville, MO November 26 Butch’s Angus Sale, Jackson, MO November 28 Bachman Game Changer Gelbvieh Dispersal Sale, Nevada, MO December 3 Wright’s Charolais Sale, Kearney, MO December 3 Womack Farms Sale, Heber Springs, AR December 3 Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Fruitland, MO December 10 Show-Me-Select Replacement Heifer Sale, Palmyra, MO

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Harriman Santa Fe....................40 Heart of the Ozarks Angus........59 Hinkle’s Prime Cut Angus.........65 Irsik & Doll...............................100 Jack Baker Angus.......................35 Jamison Hereford Sale...............73 Jim’s Motors...............................66 JJ Skyline Angus.........................65 Joplin Regional Stockyards........19 Kingsville Livestock Auction........7 Laughlin Angus..........................65 Linthicum Angus.......................89 Lucas Cattle Co.........................86 Magness Sale..............................40 Marshall & Fenner Farms..........65 MCA Brand Wall Page..............95 MCA Gun Raffle.......................86 MCA Liability Signs..................40 MCA Membership Form...........90 McBee Cattle Co.......................53 McPherson Concrete Products.................................97 Mead Cattle Co.........................57 Mead Farms.........................23, 65 Merial Long Range....................11 Merial Zactran...........................25 Merry Meadows Simmental......86 MFA Fair Share..........................93 Miller Farms on Shoal Creek Sale/Kaufman Realty.............36 Missouri Angus Association.......65 Missouri Angus Breeders...........65 Missouri Beef Industry Council..................................75 Missouri Charolais Breeders Association.............................50 Missouri Charolais Breeders Fall Bull & Female Sale..........77 Missouri Limousin Breeders Association.............................41 Missouri Simmental Association.............................86 Missouri Simmental Breeders....86

Missouri Valley Commission Company...............................62 Moser Ranch..............................83 MultiMIN USA.........................17 Naught-Naught Agency.............22 NDE/Salt Fork Feed & Supply...26 New Day Genetics......................29 Newport Labs............................69 Nipp Charolais...........................48 Ogden Horsecreek Ranch..........65 Oval F Ranch.............................86 Ridder Farms Sale......................47 RLE Simmental.........................86 Seedstock Plus Sale....................61 Sellers Feedlot............................51 Shoal Creek Land & Cattle........86 Show-Me-Select Sales................51 Smith Registered Angus Ranch.....................................42 South Central Regional Stockyards..............................32 Southeast Missouri Performance Tested Bull Sale......................66 Southwest Performance Tested Bull Sale......................62 Spur Ranch................................45 Steaks Alive................................86 Superior Steel Sales....................44 Sydenstricker Genetics...........3, 65 Trans Ova..................................21 Triple C, Inc...............................52 Ultralyx......................................67 Valley Oaks Angus...............56, 65 WAX Company...........................2 Weiker Angus Ranch..................65 Wheeler & Sons Livestock Market....................................56 Wheeler Auctions & Real Estate.....................................96 Mike Williams............................96 Windsor Livestock Auction........58 Womack Farms Sale...................99 Zeitlow Distributing...................67


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