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Angus association honors producers: Roy and Karen Jones, Jones & Gilliam Angus, L.P., Gainesville, Mo., were recognized as Angus Patrons by the Angus Foundation at the annual Supporter Recognition Event, held Nov. 4 at the Marriott in Indianapolis, Ind. In 2006, the Jones anonymously donated $50,000 to the Missouri Angus Association Scholarship Endowment Fund contingent on the Missouri Angus Association raising $50,000 by Dec. 31, 2006 – a goal that was met. Today, this scholarship fund stands at more than $225,000.




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t always puts a smile on my face when someone does or saysrevsomething onworC yrthat reJ yB makes so much common sense, one wonders why no one had done or said it beJerry Crownover farms fore. When that someone is a youngster, in Lawrence County, my smile gets even bigger. Mo. He is a former Elijah is the grandson of my nearest neighbor. professor of Agriculture He loves green tractors, his grandpa and ridEducation at Missouri ing through the woods in Grandpa’s all-terrain State University, and is an vehicle. By all indications, the young lad is a author and professional normal first-grader, a tad quieter than most, speaker. To contact Jerry, but a bit more curious than his peers. The few go to and times I’ve met him, it’s as if I can hear the cogs click on ‘Contact Us.’ turning in his little head whenever we talk, and he seems to study my actions and mannerisms more so than the words coming out of my mouth. Smart boy. As the first quarter of first grade came to an end, Elijah’s mother noticed something a little odd about the papers he was bringing home from school. They all had good grades and nice written compliments from his teacher, but almost every one of the papers had the word, “Bob” written on them. Assuming that he was just doodling, or one of his friends had written on them, she never mentioned anything about it. After all, the grades and comments were very good. When time for the first parent-teacher conference rolled around, both parents were eager to sit down with the educator and assess the progress their young son was making. The teacher’s first comment, however, came as quite a surprise for the parents. “You do know,” the teacher began, “that your son has started going by the name of Bob, don’t you?” They didn’t, but now, the three-letter word on class papers began to make sense. The boy’s parents assured the first-grade professor that they would find out what was going on in the mind of their son. — Continued on Page 5


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Across the Fence Continued from Previous Page She was a pro with her hot rolls. There was nothing like my mom’s rolls, trust me. At a recent Turner family reunion, I showed up with a couple of pans of rolls (the kind you thaw out and bake) and one of my cousins saw them and instantly asked if they were my mom’s recipe. She said she remembered stopping by our house years ago and my mom had just brought out two huge pans of rolls. She said she couldn’t help herself and had to grab some as she was leaving. I remember asking Mom to write down how she made the rolls, but she said just to watch her. I did, but a pinch of this, a palm full of that and a little flour, but not too much, didn’t really work for me. Grandma Turner can bake a mean apple pie. For many years she would spend days pealing, slicing and canning bushels of apples so that there would be pie whenever it was needed. Before she moved to town, she had an old cherry tree in her backyard at the farm. That tree had the biggest cherries and I can remember going out and picking cherries for her to make pies. There was just something about her pie crust; it was always so good. For Grandma Hoover, there was nothing in the world like her rum cake. She didn’t like the term “fruit cake” and would correct you on it every time. The outside was almost like candy and the inside was soft, moist and filled with fruit. She took great pride in her rum cake and was very picky about what she used in it. I only remember one thing my Granny made. It was simple, but oh so good. Granny had this big cast iron skillet and every-

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day she would cook a pan of cornbread on top of the stove. I don’t remember Granny not using a cane or a walker and her vision was very poor, but she would flip that heavy, cornbread filled skillet and catch the cornbread as it flipped over. We lived on the same farm as my Granny for a time when I was a kid and when Dad would go milk our old Jersey cow, we would go see Granny. She always had a fresh pan of warm cornbread waiting and a big glass of milk. Mom would tell us not to eat at Granny’s because it would spoil our supper, but we couldn’t turn Granny down, or her cornbread and milk. She loved that rich Jersey milk with her cornbread. Mom, Granny and Grandma Hoover are all gone now, and Grandma Turner isn’t able to cook any longer, but I still carry memories of their wonderful meals. While I’m not the cook they were, I try to whip some things up from time to time, and I don’t hear too many complaints, so maybe I have a little of each one of them with me when I am in the kitchen. I think they each had a secret ingredient in their cooking and it’s an ingredient that mothers and grandmothers pass down from generation to generation. It’s a magical ingredient that is like none other and it can’t be bought in a store. The secret? Love. From everyone at Ozarks Farm & Neighbor, have a safe and happy holiday season and Merry Christmas!

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The Siegismund family began farming in St. Clair County, Mo., when Otto Richard Siegismund bought 80 acres The Siegismund family has a rich agricultural heritage dating back to 1903 when George “Craig” Siegismund’s great-grandfather, Otto Richard Siegismund, moved to the United States from Germany and settled on an 80-acre tract of land near Rockville, Mo. The original farm is within a mile of where Craig and his family live today. Craig and his wife Debbie are both fourth-generation farmers. Their diversified row crop and cattle operation consists

year. It helps the ground and the soil fertility,” Craig added. They incorporate minimum-till and no-till planting practices to reduce soil erosion in the fields. No-till systems are advantageous to soil health, according to the University of Missouri Extension. This practice helps maintain soil moisture, increases soil organic matter, and reduces soil temperatures. Aside from the row crops, Craig operates a successful beef cattle operation.

Craig and Debbie Siegismund of Rockville, Mo., are full-time crop and cattle farmers. They farm a total of 1,400 acres. Photo by Brooklyn Siegismund

of 1,400 total acres with 1,000 of those He attributes his knowledge of Hereford in corn, soybeans and wheat production. cattle to his grandfather, George Edward Siegismund, and his father, George A portion of their farm will Andrew Siegismund. be recognized as a Missouri In 1982, Craig entered the beef inCentury Farm in 2017. dustry when his father, Andrew, “We use a corn and beans gave him two Hereford cows. and wheat double crop beans Over the years, Craig retained rotation.” Debbie explained. the heifer calves out of these “A benefit to double crop Rockville, Mo. cows and continued to build rotation is you don’t plant the his herd. He kept the Hersame crop in the field year after DECEMBER 5, 2016

eford influence and eventually purchased a Charolais bull. He felt the Charolais breed would add value to his herd. Now, Craig and Debbie own 180 head of Hereford and Charolais crossbred cattle. “We use Charolais bulls. Most of our cattle are white, a few are yellow,” Craig said. Their herd primarily calves in the spring, with a few calving in the fall. They keep several bulls in the pasture year-round and maintain a natural approach to breeding. Craig and Debbie have five children, Brooklyn, Rebecca, George, Breanne and Ella Lou Ann. They hope their children will continue the farming legacy. “Our kids have always been involved as early as they could help, usually around 8 to 10 years old,” Debbie explained. She noted the kids are involved from helping with field work, disking, raking and moving hay to feeding calves and checking cows. “What we probably enjoy most about farming is living in the country and raising our family in the country. We feel thankful and blessed to have our family and farm and many close friends,” Debbie remarked. “Before our kids were born, I helped in the fields with disking and raking,” Debbie said. “Farming is all my husband knows.” Neither Craig nor Debbie work off the farm, but both are active in the community. Craig is a volunteer firefighter for the Rockville Fire Department, a member of the Rockville Lions Club and has previously served on the St. Clair County Extension Council. Debbie currently serves on the St. Clair County Extension Council and she volunteers her time teaching embroidery and foods to the Osage River 4-H members. “We both try to volunteer with our community activities whenever we are needed,” Debbie said.

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“We work with the United States Livestock Export Council, of which we are a member, and this makes it possible to highlight our Missouri genetics and our hope is to help Missouri producers market our genetics across the world. What we do is help with scheduling and our job is to get groups from there to here and let the producers show off their cattle because they are the best at it,” Ken said. “As we work with packers, they know that Missouri cattle are some of the best and that we have some of the best genetics in the world.” Ken added that the MDA works with a number of groups annually, including MDA officials meeting with overseas producers and governments, all in an effort to promote Missouri agriculture. Producer Jerry Glor, who has been to Panama promoting Missouri Beefmasters, said Panama’s cattle producers are hungry for Missouri’s genetics. “They are really interested in our kind of cattle, so we are just trying to enhance that and get Missouri Beefmasters across the country and around the world. Genetics and EPDs are something they are all really interested in, including carcass data.” Jerry added that the tour’s timing was just about perfect. “Some of those ranchers are here and, luckily for me, I breed polled, black Beefmasters and they want that. Other breeders like more red cattle, so (BBU breeders) have something for them.” Jerry added that Missouri cattle producers have multiple opportunities to promote their cattle and other products through missions, which they should take advantage of. “We’re lucky in Missouri in that we have a state agriculture department that is willing to help us promote our breed and other breeds,” he said. The trip proved to be a success for the Missouri producers and the Panamanians, with the delegation buying both animals and semen. “Cattlemen know when they see good cattle, and cattlemen around the world look at the same things we are: better carcass, a good momma cow that will raise a calf and so on,” Jerry said. “It’s the same if you are in the states or in Panama.”

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Attendees take a step back in time at the Pioneers Descendants Gathering Crafters and reenactors have been a big part of the Pioneers Descendants Gathering in Ava, Mo. Demonstrations showcase the Ozarks between 1860 and 1960.


On the cane-crowned banks of Bryant Creek east of Ava, Mo., a tent town sits in a mowed fescue field. Campfires warm iron pots of ham and beans, while cornbread bakes in Dutch ovens. Children in bonnets and button-tied pants play pioneer games. A blacksmith shapes hot iron. An aproned woman stirs a pot of lye soap. Men sharpen knives and clean rifles, women weave and sew. A surgeon explains his bloody torture tools. It’s a step back in time. For 15 years, Dale and Betty Thomas have hosted the Pioneers Descendants Gathering the first October weekend on their Edge of the World farm in Douglas County, Mo. The event celebrates the crafts, skills, tools, machinery and animals it took to make a living in the Ozarks between 1860 and 1960. It’s also a gathering of the Brown and Burden families, ancestors of Dale. The event has brought as many as 85 re-enactors and exhibitors and 5,000 visitors to the gathering. In addition to the reenactors gathered around campfires, chuck wagons and canvas tents, local musicians and bands play back to back on a flatbed trailer. A concessionaire serves cool drinks, fried fish, curly taters, hamburgers and savory desserts. Knappers chip away. A Brown-Burden family member explains the family’s genealogy. Novices throw hatchets at a target. Young men and old line up to aim muzzle-loaded guns at targets and fire away. An exhibitor splits rails, while another makes shingles with a half-scale 1857 mill. Families take wagon rides behind fine teams of mules or buggy rides pulled by leggy harness horses. Rows of old tractors and wagons, some of the latter made by Dale, draw curious old men who first used them as young boys. Visitors sign up for the raffle of the prized quilt Betty makes every year. Hot molasses is made on the spot and poured into glass jars for taking home. Under the shade of exhibit tents, quilters, spinners, weavers, gourd

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ozarks roots makers, apple-face doll makers, carvers, knife makers and more demonstrate their crafts and sell their wares. Come Sunday morning, overnight campers pile out of their mule-drawn wagon to set up chairs in the pavilion for church. Local guitar players and a vocalist lead the gathering in hymns. Then all settle down for a familiar homily about the Prodigal Son from local pastor Dale Garrison, dressed in a comfortable plaid shirt and overalls. A cowboy hat passed down the rows fills up with a praise offering for him. It’s not your average crafts show. This year’s gathering was the last, at least at the Thomas homestead. “We enjoy it,” said Betty. “It’s going to be hard to give up when the time comes. You get to know the people. Some have come here all 15 years, never missed one.” The couple has never charged attendees or exhibitors a fee but has relied on donations and volunteers. Still, the gathering is a year-long effort of planning and promotion. Dale grew up on the property, helping his dad farm with a pair of Percheron mares and a team of mules and later an F-14 Farmall tractor. He left Ava High School before graduating, saying with a smile, “I was too intelligent for the teachers and needed to get out in the world!” He did that, first as a farm helper in north Missouri, Oregon and Texas and later as a construction worker and manager. He and Betty were inspired to host their first gathering by two events. The first came when they attended a rendezvous while living in Texas. “We kind of learned the ropes but never dreamed we’d ever do this,” Betty said. About the same time while still in Texas, Dale became enamored with old wagons. He talked to two wagon makers, including Betty’s uncle in Louisiana, and over several years learned to build wooden wagon wheels. Then the couple moved back to Dale’s home place where he continued to perfect his craft. One October day they invited descendants of the Browns and Burdens to a meeting. Thirty-five people showed up. “We walked down to the river. And then we went to my shop and looked at my first wagon, and their eyes popped!” he recalled. Before he knew it, the group was talking about a rendezvous where people could bring old tools and demonstrate crafts and skills. “One of the guys made a flyer and printed it, and 300 people from the area showed up!” said Dale. Over the past 15 years, Dale developed his wheelwright and wagon business, called The Wagon Maker, Bryant Creek Wagon Works, building as many as 80 wheels sold near and as far away as Chicago and Louisiana. “It’s labor intensive,” he said. “It used to take 70 hours to make a wheel, and it would take 35 minutes to whittle one spoke out of white or red oak.” Dale thoroughly researched every wagon he built to get it historically correct. “When I investigated, there were 802 documented wagon companies in the country,” he said, but there may have been as many as 2,000. Now retired, he wistfully looks at the tools, left-over lumber and extra wheels in his shop. “It’s a craft for a younger man.” As exhibitors and re-enactors pack up, Betty is firm that this is the last gathering on Bryant Creek. Maybe they will find their way to other reunions and fairs, but the magic of the Pioneer Descendants Gathering has ended.

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State Extension Veterinarian Dr. Craig Payne reviews a few ‘need-to-know’ changes Questions about the Veterinary Feed Directive changes, which will go into affect Jan. 1, 2017, continue to loom. The VFD is not a new concept and has actually been on the books since the late 1990s. Any new feed-grade antibiotic preparation approved for use since then has carried this designation. In order to use these products, such as tilmicosin for pigs and cattle and florfenicol for pigs and fish, producers have needed to get a VFD from a veterinarian prior to use of the drugs. The FDA will now expand the use of the VFD to many common feed-grade antibiotics currently used by food animal producers. University of Missouri State Extension Veterinarian Dr. Craig Payne has been touring the state, talking to producers and veterinarians for the last several months in an effort to explain how the new regulations regarding the use of antibiotics in feed and water will impact livestock producers. At a recent informational meeting in Laclede County, Mo., Payne explained that the changes have been prompted, at least in part, because of consumer concerns regarding alleged antibiotic residues in animals used for food. “That’s why products that are organic, natural, antibiotic free, or whatever the case might be, are popular,” he said. “The other part of this antibiotic debate or issue is antibody resistance. The thought process behind this is if we use antibiotics in livestock, could we be creating antibiotic-resistant bacteria that could cause problems in the human population? We really don’t have an antibiotic resistance issue in the United States.” Payne went on to say that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has had an antibiotic residue monitoring system in place since the mid-1960s. Tissue samples are taken from animals in packing facilities across the country and those samples are tested for antibiotic resi-


dues, either through scheduled sampling or inspector-generated sampling. The most recent data, Payne said, shows only a small percentage of animals tested have tested positive for antibiotic residues. He called the fear of an antibiotic resistant bacteria that impacts humans being created because of antibiotics in livestock a “theory.” “There is antibiotic resistance in the human people population, but there is no

antibiotic will no longer be permissible to be used for those production purposes. “Some of the antibiotics you are familiar with do have a claim of increased weight gain on the label,” Payne explained. “You aren’t going to see that starting next year, maybe even toward the end of this year.” Under the VFD, medically-important feed-grade antimicrobials can only be fed for the treatment, control and prevention of disease, not for production purposes. Photo by Julie Turner-Crawford

Dr. Craig Payne, University of Missouri Extension State Veterinarian, explained some of the looming changes to the Veterinary Feed Directive recently at the Laclede County, Mo., Extension Center. It was one of many Payne has conducted across the state in recent months.

evidence that I am aware of that there is a linkage. There are a lot of assumptions, but no cause or affect,” he said.

“What the FDA is saying is that they are OK with using these antibiotics for prevention, treatment and control, but they aren’t OK with those improve rate gain and feed efficiency indications. They Changes Payne explained that there are two main no longer want those antibiotics to be used for those purposes,” Payne said. changes in association with Extra-labeled drug use is using a the VFD. The first deals drug at a dose or route of adminiswith medically-important tration or in a species for which feed-grade or water-soluble it is not specified on the label antibiotics that have a claim on for and will not be allowed. the label, such as improved rate “I know a lot of folks use of weight gain or improved feed Lebanon, Mo. Aureomycin to control pink efficiency. These claims will be eye problems in the sumremoved from the label and the Ozarks Farm & Neighbor •

mer time,” he said. “The deal is, it’s not approved for pink eye. It’s labeled for the treatment or control of anaplasmosis, pneumonia and bacterial enteritis due to E. Coli. So that this means, it’s not going to be permissible to go into a veterinary clinic and ask for them to write you a prescription to prevent pink eye. ” The second change deals with the same antibiotics requiring veterinarian oversight and a prescription (a VFD) as of Jan. 1. “To purchase those antibiotics that are considered medically important, your vet is going to have to fill out a form that they will send to the feed distributor that gives permission to dispense that drug or medication in the feed. I want you to understand it’s just not something like Aureomycin crumbles; if it is in bagged feed, a mineral block, a mineral mix or milk replacer and it has one of these medically important antibiotics in it, you are going to have to have a VFD from your veterinarian before you can purchase and use those products.” Water-soluble antibiotics fall under the same classification. “If you have been using water-soluble antibiotics from a farm store, don’t expect to see it on the shelves next year,” Payne said. Feeds containing Rumensin, Bovatec, Deccox, Corid, Altosid, feed grade wormers or MGA are not included in the VFD. On-farm mixing will still be allowed, but producers will be required to obtain a VFD to mix medically-important antimicrobials.

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7’10” 3PT DISC MOWERS ............................................ $10,595 ..... $8,795 ..... $1,800 (4) KUHN GMD28 SELECT - 9’2” 3PT DISC MOWERS .............................................. $11,795 ..... $9,795 ..... $2,000 (6) KUHN GMD280 PREMIUM - 9’2” 3 pt Dlx disc mowers ....................................... $13,595 ... $10,995 ..... $2,600 (2) KUHN GMD310 PREMIUM - 10’2” 3 PT Dlx disc mowers .................................... $15,095 ... $11,995 ..... $3,100 (4) KUHN GMD3150TL - 10’ 2” trailed disc mower w/swivel hitch ............................. $21,495 ... $16,995 ..... $4,500 (1) KUHN FC3160TLD - 10’2” Tine Conditioner w/drawbar swivel hitch ..................... $28,295 ... $21,995 ..... $6,300 (1) KUHN FC3560TLD - 11’6” Center Pivot, Tine Conditioner, Drawbar swivel Hitch .. $37,195 ... $28,995 ..... $8,200 (2) KUHN GF5202THA - 19’8” heavy duty tedders, hyd fold & tilt ................................ $9,695 ..... $7,695 ..... $2,000 (1) KUHN KNIGHT RA136T - 360 cu ft Reel Auggie Mix wagon w/scales .................. $43,695 ... $33,995 ..... $9,700 (1) KUHN KNIGHT VT156 - 560 cu ft Vertical Mixer, w/36” conveyor discharge & scales.... $59,395 ... $44,995 ... $14,400 (1) Pequea TT4100 Demo - 18’ Heavy Duty hyd fold/tilt tedder, 50 acres ................... $9,595 ..... $7,995 ..... $1,600 (1) Pequea TT6100 - 27’ Heavy Duty hyd fold/tilt tedder, Light Shipping Damage .... $20,495 ... $15,995 ..... $4,500 (1) Tubeline TL1000R - 3pt round bale wrapper .......................................................... $8,895 ..... $6,495 ..... $2,400 (3) Tubeline TLR5000AX2 - Inline Bale Wrappers w/new 6’ hoop, remote & more .. $38,395 ... $28,995 ..... $9,400 (1) Wylie W3208 DLX - 300 gal Pull Type, 34’ Boomless, PTO shaft pump ................. $3,795 ..... $2,995 ......... $800 (4) Wylie W3210EBTA - 500 gal Pull Type, 44’ Boomless, Torsion Axle, PTO shaft pump.. $7,395 ..... $5,495 ..... $1,900 (4) Ag Spray 300 Gal 3PT 34’ - 300 Gal 3pt 34’ Boomless Nozzles, Premium Pump . $2,995 ..... $2,595 ......... $400 (4) Ag Spray 300 Gal Pull 34’ - 300 Gal Pull 34’ Boomless Nozzles, Premium Pump w/PTO shaft ....................................................................................................................................... $3,795 ..... $3,495 ......... $300 (6) Ag Spray 300 Gal Pull 42’ - 300 Gal Pull 42’ Boom, Premium Pump w/PTO shaft .. $5,295 ..... $4,795 ......... $500 (6) Ag Spray 500 Gal Pull 34’ - 500 Gal Pull 34’ Boomless Nozzles, Premium Pump w/PTO shaft ....................................................................................................................................... $4,995 ..... $3,995 ..... $1,000 (5) Ag Spray 500 Gal Pull 42’ - 300 Gal Pull 42’ Boom, Premium Pump w/PTO shaft .. $6,295 ..... $5,795 ......... $500 (7) GREAT PLAINS 1006 - 10’ No-till w/grain & small seeds boxes ........................... $31,795 ... $24,995 ..... $6,800 (2) HAYBUSTER 107 - 10’ No-tills w/2 grain & small seed box, acre meter................ $31,695 ... $24,995 ..... $6,700 (1) Revolator Cattleman - Bale Bed for Single Whl Pickup w/basic installation.......... $7,200 ..... $6,895 ......... $305 (1) Revolator Cattleman - Bale Bed for Dually Pickup w/basic installation ................. $7,300 ..... $6,995 ......... $305 (2) Revolator 2200 Dlx - Bale Bed for Dually Pickup w/basic installation .................... $9,450 ..... $8,995 ......... $455 (2) BRUTE Speedmover 1007 - 7’ pull type tucker scraper/box blade w/hyd cylinder . $1,695 ..... $1,495 ......... $200 (2) BRUTE Speedmover 2010HD - 10’ Heavy Duty pull scraper w/hyd tilt & w/hyd lift cylinder ....................................................................................................................................... $3,245 ..... $2,795 ......... $450 (1) BRUTE Speedmover 2012HD - 12’ Heavy Duty pull scraper w/hyd tilt & w/hyd lift cylinder ....................................................................................................................................... $3,245 ..... $2,795 ......... $450 (4) BRUTE HB109 - 9’ 125 hp Heavy Duty Hyd Blade ................................................... $2,795 ..... $2,295 ......... $500 (1) BRUTE HB1010 - 10’ 150 hp Heavy Duty Hyd Blade ............................................... $3,795 ..... $3,295 ......... $500 (2) DIAMOND K 10’ - 10’ Pull tucker scraper/box blade w/hyd cylinder ....................... $2,395 ..... $1,995 ......... $400 (1) REDLINE RL24 - 24’ Pasture Harrow Carts.............................................................. $6,195 ..... $5,695 ......... $500

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Collin Hutson, left, and his father William Hutson compete in American Horsemen Challege Association events, where both have won several awards.

Like Father, Like Son By Jaynie Kinnie-Hout

William Hutson and his son Collin share a love of foundation stock Quarter horses and AHCA events William Hutson and his 16-year- weight to keep my son from falling.” In the early days, Collin had a fear of old son Collin are passionate about Quarter horses. William, Col- loping. “When I first started to lope, it felt too lin and grandfather Wayne own and operate Hutson Quarter Horse at their 40-acre fast for me and I would shut my horse down,” he explained. ranch located in rural Carthage, Mo. Collin has come a long way since The business is a family endeavor with William working 12-hour shifts at then. He was recently named Missouri his job, and Collin faithfully watching Reserve Grand Champion in the youth over the horses and tending to the daily division and he also qualified in the Top chores. It’s not all just work though. 10 at the American Horsemen ChalThey also enjoy riding the trails at Wil- lenge Association Nationals. William and Collin attend clinics with son’s Creek, Crowder, Bicentennial, Neosho and at the Von Holten Ranch Lee Hart of Topeka, Kan. Lee is a 14time world champion whose goal is to near Mora, Mo. Collin’s love of horses began early, at teach the rider how to understand their just 4 years of age when they rescued a horse. Through constant communicagelding that William thought they’d ba- tion they forge a brave and more trusting relationship. He specializes in creating sically lost money on. “He turned out to be one of the best the “all around horse” that can be used horses we ever had. He was just an old in many different disciplines. His ultimate goal is to develop a horse into a ranch horse that we rode in willing and trusting partner. the pasture and on trail rides, At Hutson Quarter Horses, they but he was an excellent first breed only foundation stock horse to teach a little girl or and prefer the older bloodlines, little boy to ride on,” William like Poco Bueno and Jessie explained. “On a trail ride one Carthage, Mo. James. Many of their horses day, Collin was falling out of the saddle, and I literally watched that horse stumble and shift his — Continued on Page 20

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the Missouri University of Science and Technology, formerly known as the University of Missouri-Rolla. She has now been with the company for 25 years.

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In Town: Karla Woods began her career with State Farm after graduating from

In the Country: Karla grew up on a farm in Decatur, Texas, where her family milked a herd of Guernsey cows. During her youth, she showed Guernseys, but during her college years she switched to Ayrshires. Karla and her sons switched their focus to Simmental cattle and again began showing. She currently has about 20 head of Simmental/Angus. “I’m really kind of particular about my cattle,” she said. “I want something that is going to milk and grow calves. I want medium-sized cattle so that they aren’t eating me out of house and home. I just like a good, meaty, framey cow that is balanced. I really enjoy my cattle and the crosses are a little more docile than pure Angus, and they have a little more bone and muscling. They are just a little more balanced.” In the future, she would like to expand to maybe 30 high-quality mommas and hopefully be able to sell commercial bulls. In addition to her cattle operation, Karla also shows Quarter horses. Growing up, she showed in the AQHA Palomino Circuit. In college, she helped coach 4-H horse judging teams, but she said she didn’t really have time to show at that time, so she began competing in barrel racing. Today Karla competes in ranch horse events in the Missouri Ranch Horse Association and American Ranch Horse Association circuits. Karla said she doesn’t really keep track of how she places in events or how many points she accumulates in the circuits, but she said she typically “places well” in competitions. When asked which species she preferred, Karla said both hold equal importance. “I think I have the best balance right now because I have the commercial cattle at the house and I can work with them, but it’s not taking the time it took to show them, so that affords me the time to go do my passion with my horses,” she said.

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(Week of 11/20/16 to 11/26/16)

No Sale - Holiday †

Interstate Regional Stockyards

66.50-82.50 †

Joplin Regional Stockyards

63.00-93.00 † 70.00-83.00 †

Kingsville Livestock Auction

No Sale - Holiday*

Mid Missouri Stockyards

No Sale - Holiday †

MO-KAN Livestock Auction

No Sale - Holiday †

South Central Regional Stockyards - Vienna


Springfield Livestock Market




Ozarks Regional Stockyard









(Week of 11/20/16 to 11/26/16)

No Sale - Holiday* 43.00-62.00*

Buffalo Livestock Market

No Sale - Holiday †

Douglas County Livestock Auction - Ava

40.00-57.50 †

Interstate Regional Stockyards

40.50-66.00 †

Joplin Regional Stockyards

45.00-63.00 †

Kingsville Livestock Auction

No Sale - Holiday*

Mid Missouri Stockyards

No Sale - Holiday †

MO-KAN Livestock Auction

34.00-65.00 †

Ozarks Regional

No Sale - Holiday †

South Central Regional Stockyards - Vienna

36.00-61.00 †

Springfield Livestock







(Week of 11/20/16 to 11/26/16)

No Sale - Holiday*

Barry County Regional Stockyards Buffalo Livestock Market

1600.00-1800.00* No Sale - Holiday †

Douglas County Livestock Auction - Ava

None Reported †

Interstate Regional Stockyards - Cuba Joplin Regional

Norwood, Mo. • Producers Auction Yards

Receipts: 707 Supply was good and demand was good with a near standing room only crowd on hand. Markets rose considerably across the board compared to last month. The supply made up of 58 percent slaughter and feeder Lambs, 17 percent ewes and rams, 13 percent kid goats, and 7 percent Does and bucks. All prices are per hundred weight (CWT) unless noted otherwise. SHEEP: Feeder Lambs: Medium and Large 1 27-33 lbs 250.00255.00. Medium and Large 1-2 32-39 lbs 205.00-225.00. Slaughter Lambs: Wool Lambs: Prime 2-3 121-135 lbs 156.00-160.00. Good and Choice 1-3 75-77 lbs 165.00. Hair Lambs: Choice and Prime 2-3 40-58 lbs 200.00220.00; 60-73 lbs 180.00-197.50; 86-95 lbs 175.00182.50. Good 1-3 51-55 lbs 190.00-197.50; 68-93 lbs 160.00-170.00. Several drafts of replacement hair ewes. Medium and Large 1-2 118-125 lbs 162.50; 131-132 lbs 132.00-140.00. Slaughter Hair Ewes: Good 2-3 105-128 lbs 130.00149.00. Utility 1-2 102-120 lbs 100.00-120.00. Slaughter Hair Rams: Good and Choice 1-3 112-170 lbs 100.00-120.00. GOATS: Feeder kids: Selection 1 23-39 lbs 220.00-240.00. Selection 2 30-33 lbs 192.50-215.00. Selection 3 20-25 lbs 170.00-180.00. Slaughter Kids: Selection 1 48-78 lbs 227.00-238.00. Selection 2 48-69 lbs 202.50-225.00. Selection 3 50-63 lbs 180.00-195.00. Slaughter Does: Selection 1 95-150 lbs 150.00-185.00. Selection 2 105-148 lbs 122.50-140.00. Selection 3 70-97

South Central Regional Stockyards - Vienna Springfield Livestock Market


No Sale - Holiday

1175.00-1400.00 †






(Week of 11/20/16 to 11/26/16) Barry County Regional Stockyards


Prices reported per cwt

No Sale - Holiday* 1000.00-1225.00*

Buffalo Livestock Market Douglas County Livestock Auction - Ava Interstate Regional Stockyards - Cuba

No Sale - Holiday † None Reported †

Steers, Med. & Lg. 1 300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs.

Holsteins, Lg. 3

MO-KAN Livestock Auction - Butler

No Sale - Holiday †

300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs.

Ozarks Reg

535.00-1350.00 †

Heifers, Med. & Lg. 1

Joplin Regional

590.00-1350.00 †

Kingsville Livestock Auction


No Sale - Holiday*

Mid Missouri Stockyards

South Central Regional Stockyards - Vienna

No Sale - Holiday † 600.00-1410.00 †

Springfield Live






300-400 lbs. 400-500 lbs. 500-600 lbs. 600-700 lbs. 700-800 lbs.

Ava Douglas County† -----

Barry Co. Regional Stockyards* -----



sheep & Buffalo, Mo. • Buffalo Livestock Market

stocker & feeder


No Sale - Holiday † 850.00-1300.00 †

Ozarks Regional


Receipts: 400 At this month’s special dairy sale at the Producers Auction Yard, demand was good on a moderate supply. The supply consisted of 3 percent Springer Heifers, 6 percent Bred Heifers, 37 percent Open Heifers, 5 percent Fresh and Milking Cows, 1 percent Bred Cows and 16 percent baby calves. The balance was made up of weigh cows and beef animals. All quotes are on a per head basis for Holsteins unless noted otherwise. Springer Heifers Bred Seven to Nine Months: Supreme 1280.00-1285.00, Approved 1000.00-1100.00, Crossbreds 1000.00-1175.00, Common Individual 550.00, Crossbreds 685.00-700.00. Heifers Bred Four to Six Months: Supreme Individual 1460.00, Approved Individual 1240.00, Crossbreds 1000.00-1210.00, Individual Jersey 1025.00, Medium Individual 785.00, Crossbreds 800.00-875.00, Common Individual Jersey 775.00. Heifers Bred One to Three Months: Approved 1075.00-1235.00, Individual Crossbred 1025.00, Medium Individual 885.00, Individual Jersey 885.00, Common 400.00-600.00, Individual Crossbred 510.00, Jerseys 520.00-660.00. Open heifers: Approved 200-300 lbs Pkg 5 hd 350.00, Individual Jersey 400.00, 300-400 lbs Pkg 7 hd 510.00, 500-600 lbs 580.00-620.00, 600-700 lbs 770.00-785.00, Jerseys 770.00-800.00, 700-800 lbs 860.00-880.00, Medium 200-300 lbs Individual Crossbred 290.00, 540571 lbs Pkg 21 hd 535.00, 600-700 lbs Pkg 6 hd 660.00, 700-800 lbs Individual 830.00. Fresh Milking Heifers and Cows: Supreme 1300.001425.00, Approved 1150.00-1175.00, Crossbreds 1175.00-1225.00, Medium Individual 825.00, Crossbreds

975.00-1935.00 † 9

MO-KAN Livestock Market - Butler

18 18

775.00-950.00, Individual Jersey 775.00, Common 500.00-575.00, Individual Crossbred 400.00. Bred and Springer Cows: Approved Individual Crossbred 1175.00, Medium Individual 875.00, Individual Crossbred 810.00, Common Individual Crossbred 410.00. Baby Calves: Holstein Heifers 200.00-260.00, Holstein Bulls Large 90.00-135.00, Small 65.00-85.00, Jersey Heifers 190.00-250.00, Jersey Bulls Small 35.00-55.00, Crossbred Heifers 105.00-145.00, Crossbred Bulls 70.00105.00, Beef Cross Heifers- 125.00-140.00, Beef Cross Bulls 90.00-110.00.

No Sale - Holiday*

Mid Missouri Stockyards


crossbred 630 lbs 490.00. Replacement Cows: Fresh and Milking Cows: Supreme 1250.00-1600.00, few crossbreds 1285.00-1300.00, Approved ind 1125.00, ind crossbred 1225.00, Medium 800.00-1000.00, few Jerseys 800.00-860.00, crossbreds 750.00-1000.00, Common 500.00-750.00. Springer Cows: Supreme ind 1400.00, Approved 1025.00-1150.00, Medium ind 900.00. Bred Cows: Approved ind 1125.00, Medium 850.00925.00. Baby Calves: Holstein heifers few 200.00, small 120.00180.00, Holstein bulls 100.00-115.00, small 80.00-95.00, Jersey heifers scarce, Jersey bulls ind 45.00, crossbred heifers few small 210.00, crossbred bulls few small 95.00105.00.

800.00-1675.00 † 8

Kingsville Livestock Auction



Receipts: 550 The supply and demand was moderate. There was 09 percent springer heifers, 18 percent bred heifers, 37 percent open heifers, 11 percent fresh and milking cows, 02 percent bred and springer cows, and 04 percent baby calves. The balance was steers, bulls and slaughter cows. Prices reported are on a per head basis and for Holsteins unless noted otherwise. ***The Dec. special dairy sale will be held Tuesday, Dec. 20th*** Springer Heifers bred seven to nine months: Supreme 1300.00-1600.00, crossbreds 1200.00-1510.00, Approved 1000.00-1200.00, ind Brown Swiss 1075.00, few crossbreds 1075.00-1150.00, Medium 875.00-925.00. Heifers bred three to six months: Supreme 1285.001550.00, ind Jersey 1350.00, crossbreds 1250.00-1435.00, Approved 1000.00-1210.00, crossbreds 1060.00-1175.00, Medium 700.00-975.00, crossbreds 675.00-750.00. Heifers bred one to three months: Supreme 1225.001285.00, ind crossbred 1225.00, Approved 1025.001160.00, Medium 725.00- 985.00, few Jersey 700.00825.00, crossbreds 600.00-675.00. Open Heifers: Approved: 200-300 lbs 320.00-400.00, ind Jersey 285 lbs 470.00, crossbreds 200.00-280.00, 300-400 lbs few 260.00- 290.00, few Jerseys 390.00-550.00, few crossbreds 320.00-380.00, 400-500 lbs 460.00-560.00, pkg 3 Jerseys 422 lbs 630.00, few crossbreds 450.00-510.00, 500-600 lbs 540.00-600.00, pkg 5 at 579 lbs 700.00, ind Jersey 511 lbs 600.00, few crossbreds 570.00-740.00, 600700 lbs 650.00-790.00, crossbreds 650.00-770.00, 700-800 lbs 750.00-940.00, crossbreds 610.00-760.00. Medium: 400-500 lbs ind Jersey 445 lbs 470.00, few crossbreds 390.00-400.00, 500-600 lbs ind 490.00, ind Jersey 595 lbs 490.00, 600-700 lbs ind 650 lbs 540.00, ind




Springfield, Mo. • Springfield Livestock Marketing Center


Barry County Regional Stockyards


5 Area (Tx-Ok, Ks, Neb, Ia, Colo) Live Basis Sales - Over 80% Choice Steers: 108.00-113.50; wtd. avg. price 110.80. Heifers: 106.00-113.50; wtd. avg. price 110.91. Dressed Basis Sales - Over 80% Choice Steers: 170.00-175.00; wtd. avg. price 173.04. Heifers: 168.00-175.00; wtd. avg. price 172.47.


Buffalo Livestock Market Douglas County Livestock Auction - Ava


Midwest - High Plains Direct Slaughter Cattle

No Sale - Holiday*

Barry County Regional Stockyards


Buffalo Livestock Auction* 11/26/16

Butler Mo-Kan Livestock† -----




3-7 Higher


156.00-172.50 145.00-163.50 128.00-157.50 125.00-134.00 123.00-130.00




127.00-140.00 122.00-145.00 117.00-128.00 114.00-128.00 108.00-118.00

Cuba Interstate Regional† 11/22/16


prices Joplin Regional Stockyards† 11/21/16

Kingsville Livestock Auction† 11/22/16

Mid Missouri Stockyards* -----







St-10 Higher

St-3 Higher


148.00-162.00 133.00-156.00 131.00-148.00 120.00-123.00 113.50

157.00-161.00 138.00-161.00 126.00-151.50 120.00-136.50 120.00-136.50

----151.00-169.00 120.00-155.00 119.00-133.00 110.25-122.75






120.00-144.00 110.00-125.50 113.00-123.00 105.00-121.00 -----

142.00-151.00 122.00-145.00 112.00-129.00 110.00-130.75 119.00-128.25

----111.00-134.00 110.00-130.00 105.00-124.75 -----

USDA Reported * Independently Reported

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market sales reports

DECEMBER 5, 2016




tion 1 23-39 lbs 220.00-240.00. Selec2.50-215.00. Selection 3 20-25 lbs

lection 1 48-78 lbs 227.00-238.00. bs 202.50-225.00. Selection 3 50-63

election 1 95-150 lbs 150.00-185.00. 8 lbs 122.50-140.00. Selection 3 70-97

Interior Missouri Direct Hogs


Estimated Receipts: 635 Supply and demand are light to moderate. Compared to Monday’s close: barrows and gilts are steady to 1.00 higher. Base carcass meat price: 37.00-38.00. Sows (cash prices): Steady, 300-500 lbs. 18.00-24.00, over 500 lbs. 20.00-27.00.

dairy & fed cattle

National Dairy Market


l ds† 6

Kingsville Livestock Auction† 11/22/16

Mid Missouri Stockyards* -----

Springfield Livestock Marketing† 11/23/16

Vienna South Central† -----



St-3 Higher

00 00 50 50 50

----151.00-169.00 120.00-155.00 119.00-133.00 110.25-122.75


CHEESE: Barrels closed at $1.6900 and 40# blocks at $1.8600. The weekly average for barrels is $1.7150 (+.0160) and blocks, $1.8950 (+.0025). FLUID MILK: Milk production is higher in the eastern and southern portions of the country. On farm milk production in the Northwest and mountain states is fol-



00 00 00 75 25

------------------------111.00-134.00 110.00-130.00 105.00-124.75 -----






151.00-154.00 137.50-155.00 126.00-129.50 120.00-125.00 -----


93.00 85.00-94.00 87.00 --------135.00-138.00 125.00-136.00 125.00-130.00 ----119.00

DECEMBER 5, 2016

West Plains Ozarks Regional† 11/22/16




St-9 Higher


155.00-174.00 143.00-163.00 134.00-150.00 127.00-136.00 124.00-130.00


--------------------130.00-145.00 122.50-135.00 112.00-130.00 113.00-124.00 115.00-128.35

hay & grain markets

Mo. Weekly Hay Summary

Ava Kingsville


57 2 3 ( 1275

15 Au g. 15 Se pt .1 5 O ct .1 5 No v. 15 De c. 15 Ja n. 16 Fe b. 16 M ar ch 16 Ap ril 16 M ay 16 Ju ne 16 Ju ly 16 Au g. 16 Se pt .1 6 O ct .1 6 No v. 16







Butler Springfield

Cuba Vienna

Joplin West Plains

heifers 550-600 LBS. Ava Kingsville

Butler Springfield

Cuba Vienna

113.33 123.73 123.18 124.53 124.53

121.59 115.87 113.07 118.93 126.32

133.97 130.84

111.59 110.92



125.71 131.84 125.22 128.69 124.48

121.50 112.53 122.25 110.78


122.25 113.41

128.35 128.06


134.46 128.06 132.13 129.43 133.52

124.61 117.95 118.88 121.26 121.35 126.97




avg. grain prices Soybeans

Week Ended 11/25/16 Corn Sorghum*

Soft Wheat

* Price per cwt

18 15 12





9 6 3 0



4.09 3.09 3.57


4.20 3.52

5.18 3.35 3.18






* 136.06 134.94 127.07


122.00 124.68 121.83 128.17 ***

*** 3.19 3.10

Joplin West Plains


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Unseasonably warm weather continued this week with record highs set a few days. Dry weather has allowed grain harvest to progress very well corn harvest is nearly done in the state and many have wrapped up bean harvest as well. Although it made for a good harvest many would really like to see some wide spread moisture now. Winter wheat, grass and pond could all benefit prior to colder weather which will eventually arrive. Hay movement remains slow, supply of hay is moderate, demand is light and prices are mostly steady. The Missouri Department of Agriculture has a hay directory available for both buyers and sellers. To be listed, or for a directory visit for listings of hay (All prices f.o.b. and per ton unless specified and on most recent reported sales price listed as round bales based generally on 5x6 bales with weights of approximately 1200-1500 lbs). Supreme quality Alfalfa (RFV <185): 180.00-240.00. Premium quality Alfalfa (RFV 170-180): 160.00-200.00. Good quality Alfalfa (RFV 150-170): 120.00-160.00. Small squares 4.50-5.00 per bale. Fair quality Alfalfa (RFV 130-150): 100.00-120.00. Good quality Mixed Grass hay: 75.00-100.00. Small squares 3.00-4.50 per bale (some alfalfa/grass mix). Fair to Good quality Mixed Grass hay: 50.00-80.00. Small squares 2.50-3.50 per bale. Fair quality Mixed Grass hay: 15.00-30.00 per large round bale. Fair to Good quality Bromegrass: 50.00-80.00. Wheat straw: 3.00-6.00 per small square bale.


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dium and Large 1 27-33 lbs 250.00nd Large 1-2 32-39 lbs 205.00-225.00. Wool Lambs: Prime 2-3 121-135 lbs od and Choice 1-3 75-77 lbs 165.00. ce and Prime 2-3 40-58 lbs 200.0080.00-197.50; 86-95 lbs 175.0051-55 lbs 190.00-197.50; 68-93 lbs eral drafts of replacement hair ewes. 1-2 118-125 lbs 162.50; 131-132 lbs

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Receipts: 6,823 Weaner pigs mostly steady to firm. Feeder pigs no sales reported. Supply light and demand moderate. (Prices Per Head.) Early weaned pigs 10 lb. base weights, FOB the farm 0% negotiated, 2792 head, 10 lbs, 33.62-38.00, weighted average 35.85. Early weaned pigs 10 lb base weights, Delivered 81% negotiated, 6823 head, 10 lbs, 19.00-29.00, weighted average 27.98. Feeder pigs in all lot sizes, FOB 0% negotiated, No Sales Reported. Feeder pigs in all lot sizes, Delivered 100% negotiated, No Sales Reported. *Early weaned pigs are under 19 days old. **Most lots of feeder pigs have a sliding value from the negotiated weight basis which is calculated on the actual average weight of the load plus or minus .25-.40 per pound. Some early weaned lots have a slide of .50-1.00 per pound.


Week of 11/20/16

nd demand was good with a near y crowd on hand. Markets rose s the board compared to last month. up of 58 percent slaughter and feeder t ewes and rams, 13 percent kid nt Does and bucks. All prices are per CWT) unless noted otherwise.

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lowing the seasonal norm of hovering on either side of the low point. Processors in the north Central area report milk production is trending higher. Operational expansions are ongoing in many areas. In additional dairy operators are holding onto some cows a little longer as feed supplies are ample and cull cow prices offer few incentives. Demand from the fluid sector is mixed, with strong bottling orders early in the week that tapered down as the week passed. With limited ordering from schools, most bottling orders are for multi-serve containers, and retailers stocked up to meet expected consumer holiday demand. Cream demand is steady to lower into aerated and/ or heavy cream and ice cream/mix manufacturing. However, cream cheese/sour cream/dip producers are taking cream in spot cream loads. Butter manufacturers are also showing some interest in cream to beef up inventories ahead of the year end holidays. Cream multiples vary by class and region, as follows: East, all classes, 1.20-1.35; Central, Class II, 121-1.32; West, all classes, 1.05-1.24. SPOT PRICES OF CLASS II CREAM: $ PER POUND BUTTERFAT, F.O.B., producing plants, Upper Midwest $2.4345-2.6558.

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lbs 140.00-145.00. Slaughter Bucks: Selection 1 170-245 lbs 160.00-162.50. Selection 2 140-160 lbs 137.50-162.50. Selection 3 110120 lbs 170.00-180.00.

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meet your neighbors Like Father, Like Son Continued from Page 16 came from Mike and Marissa Clonts of including a spider jump, and weasel alDiamond, Mo., and Earl and Valerie ley- a narrow path with two sets of poStoner of Thornfield, Mo. diums that the rider and horse has to Their current stallion is registered with maneuver through. And to take the the Foundation Quarter Horse Registry excitement to a new and exciting level, and the American Quarter Horse Associ- they had weasel ball dog toys on top of ation and is 100 percent foundation bred. the podiums. They rely on word-of-mouth and also use “They also had spinning tops and some social media, where they post photos of spewed music,” Collin recalled. “That’s their horses in training, for sales promo- what really got my horse going.” tions. They also attend FarmFest and the They also had PVC pipe gates to open, Spring Round Up in Springfield, Mo. and a solid curtain “garage” with a cart inwith their colts every year. side that your horse pushed with its chest. “Around here the The course simu– Photo Courtesy of Hutson Quarter Horses color babies are what lates walking on sell, like the buckthe side of a hill, skins and bays; the working around sorrels don’t sell quite various animals, goas much,” William ing down a trail or explained. “People across a field and want the flash and stepping on or hitcolor.” ting a branch that So what do they swings up at either do for excitement? your horse or the Compete. Both men horse behind you. are members of the The horse must reAmerican Horsemen spond well and be Challenge Associain partnership with tion and in October the rider to comthey traveled to Sedaplete the course. lia, Mo., to compete “The object of at AHCA Nationals. nationals is to not Collin placed fifth in get disqualified,” both the Youth and William said. “This Green Horse diviis not the Extreme sions and William Cowboy Chalplaced fourth in the lenge. The AHCA Futurity division. is more focused on Collin Hutson competes in Father and son how well you hanthe AHCA National finals. agree that the obstadle your animal, cle course at nationthe softness in the als was extremely mouth, its hindchallenging this year. quarters, and correct form. It’s not just “It was a doozy,” Collin said with a speed oriented.” smile. “They had a slant bridge. The first In the future, Collin and William are part of the bridge was slanted, then they deciding how they will grow their busihad a small, square pedestal box that ness. Hopefully, next year’s nationals you had to go over, then another slant will be an avenue for them to show off bridge, and at the end was a bigger ped- their stock. estal box you had to step out and off of.” On this day, however, out on the porch To really get the adrenalin pump- on this beautiful autumn afternoon, the ing the slant boxes were at a 45 degree men sit and admire their handsome, angle. There were 13 obstacles in total, new silver buckles they won.

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Trinity Hills, the Diocesan Catholic Worker House and Farm of the Catholic Church of Southern Missouri, is located near Rogersville, Mo., in Greene County. Owned by the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Giradeau, the farm is run by Nicholas and Christine Lund-Molfese. Christine said that in 2011 her husband had a dream that was shared by a local bishop. The two got together for a weekend and talked and that is how it began. She said the bishop chose the Raw wool from Jacob Sheep at Trinity Hills property now known as in Rogersville, Mo., has a very high market Trinity Hills for its beauty value. More than 70 eggs are gathered and its ability to fulfill the each day at the farm and are donated to goals he was hoping for. local charitable organizations. “My husband is the only paid employee, but the Their Spanish Kiko goats are on the farm family works together to to be companion animals to people who make it all happen,” Christine explained. Besides Nicholas and Christine, the fam- come on retreat and for guests who stay at ily includes their seven children, although the farm. “The goats unconditionally love and one is away at college now. The children are very involved in the they’re very sweet,” Christine said. “They farm. Trinity Hills consists of 126 acres also clear the brush for us and keep the and is home to six goats, 30 sheep, two lawn mowed. We keep the horns on them so they can defend themselves against preddonkeys and 120 chickens. Trinity Hills also offers hospitality for ators. The Spanish and the Kiko together are a little bit stronger health wise.” the homeless. Because they are companion ani“We currently have one mals, they are neither sold or eaten. room for a family availThey have 30 Jacob sheep. able,” Christine said. “It is a “Most are registered or eligible designated room to help families in a homeless or crisis situ- Rogersville, Mo. for registration,” Christine said. “We chose Jacob sheep ation. We try to work with that because they are a rare family and help them get back breed. It’s believed they’re on their feet again.”

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descended from Jacob’s sheep in the Bible. They produce wool. My daughter, Catherine, sheared all of them last year. Sometimes we hire someone. It’s a big job. It took her about a month to do all of them. That wool turns a profit for the Diocese even in its raw form. Jacob sheep are very, very hardy. They rarely have health problems. They’re bred to be strong. They’re smaller than other sheep. They can have up to four to six horns. You have to try to find a Jacob’s sheep breeder who is interested in preserving the characteristics of the breed. So we’re breeding them to stay primitive like that. So they fight off predators themselves. They give birth without much problem or inChristine Lund-Molfese said Trinity Hills tervention from us.” distributes eggs from the farm’s chickens Trinity Hills is also home to families in need. to Rhode Island Red, Black Star and Red Star chickens for egg-laying. according to the FDA regulations so “The Black Stars are even better egg they’re done safely and correctly.” producers,” Christine explained. “They After the washing process, all eggs are produce a lot of eggs and their laying checked for any imperfections before beperiod in their life is longer. I think the ing placed in cartons for donation. Red Stars are like that too.” Nicholas and Christine Lund-Molfese All the eggs are donated to charity. have been married 20 years. Nicholas is The first eggs were donated on March the director of Social Ministry and the 29, 2012. Since that time, Trinity Hills director of Trinity Hills. has donated 47,700 eggs. The eggs are “We’re originally from Chicago, but donated to various food pantries, and to we’ve lived in a bunch of different places a crisis pregnancy center. At the current through school. I taught college on the time, they are gathering around 70 eggs East Coast,” Nicholas said. per day. He believes that the work they do at “The fridge is bursting full at the mo- Trinity Hills is “a calling.” ment,” Christine said. “The people are “It’s something we felt called to from happy to come here and pick them up. So the start of our marriage. It’s a great gift we’re donating a fridge-full of eggs weekly.” for my family to be here at Trinity Hills The eggs are gathered four times a day. and to be able to serve the poor personShe has an egg-washing bucket. She ally,” he said. described it as “a 5-gallon plastic pail Christine said that in 1997–1998, they with an inner tube extension in it. You ran a farm like this in Rhode Island, but hook it up to an air compressor. The air on a much smaller scale. flows through that and into a tube in Trinity Hills is dedicated to providing the bottom of the bucket that has holes peace, assistance, and yes, eggs, to those in it. You fill the bucket with water and in need. submerge the eggs in a wire basket. We add egg enzyme cleanser. We wash them


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Family: Parents, Alby and Angela Bos; and sisters, Sara and Alison. Hometown: Billings, Mo. What is your involvement in agriculture?

“I grew up on a dairy farm. We milked 50 to 70 cows right up through 2003 when my parents finally sold. My grandparents still milk 60 to 80 head of dairy cattle. We didn’t get out of showing though. I show at the Missouri State Fair with some of our Brown Swiss. They are the second largest breed of dairy cows, just behind Holsteins and they have great longevity. They are a really sturdy breed and take the summer heat well. They’ve just always been in our family. “The best part of this industry is representing dairy farmers at fairs like this and all the people you get to meet along the way. Unfortunately, the public often gets the wrong impression of who we are and what we do. Today, we are the ones who have to teach the public why we are here and that we raise our cattle and produce our milk without antibiotics. We are the ones who get to tell the public how safe our product is and what we are really all about. “The worst part, of course, is that dairy farmers do not get paid enough for the milk they produce and all these dairy farmers who are going under as a result.”

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to the management of your agribusiness, but the relationship you strive to have with your banker. It’s also a good idea to be proactive when it comes to tax returns. If you’re meeting a banker for the first time, bring two or three years of your most recent returns to review. If you have an established banking relationship, simply provide your most recent return so By John Kleiboeker your banker has it when he or she needs it. The tax returns, especially when combined with the balance sheet, help your banker dehether you’re a cow-calf producer, run a backtermine your ability to generate the cash you’ll need to repay loans. grounding outfit or grow beans and corn along Another helpful practice is to fully develop and write down the goals with your purebred cattle operation, you most you have for your agribusiness. Most proactive farmers and ranchers likely can describe your agribusiness without these days have these kinds of written goals, and are more than willing hesitation to your local banker. John Kleiboeker is the to share them with their bankers and/or other financial advisors. When it comes to more complex information – things like proAgricultural/CommerWe all know farming involves risk due to things like weather, duction costs, risk management, a marketing plan, etc. – however, cial Lender at Arvest international market volatility, domestic demand, currency values, it’s often not as easy to put things in terms your banker underBank in Monett. He disease, etc. So, what are you doing to minimize your risks? Your stands. The best bet, then, might be to start with the basics – your and his wife, Robyn, banker needs to know that, too. balance sheet and tax returns. and sons operate a Finally, be sure to present your banker with a marketing plan. Maybe The balance sheet describes your assets and their value, and also commercial cow/ it includes the weight and age you plan to sell your cattle. Maybe it adcompares that value to your liabilities – what you owe to others in calf and Red Angus/ dresses how you make cow culling decisions. Whatever it is, be prepared order to arrive at net worth. Choosing a standard time each year SimAngus seedstock to share your strategy for marketing your cattle and/or crops. Again, putto fill out a new balance sheet is a good management plan. That cattle business near ting it on paper not only will help your banker, but it will help you with way, you’ll begin to see and measure your progress in building net Stotts City, Mo. decision-making and sales timing. worth, either by adding assets or decreasing liabilities. If you proArmed with all of this information and awareness, any meeting actively bring an updated balance sheet to your banker every year, you’ll make a statement about your level of professionalism and dedication not just with your banker will be more productive for both of you.


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Understanding the meanings behind the terms grass fed and organic If you’ve spent any amount of time raising livestock for meat in the agriculture industry, whether it be chicken, beef, pork, lamb or a little bit of everything, there is a good chance you have run across the terms “grass fed” and “organic.” Both of these styles of livestock practices have grown in popularity as consumers become more and more interested in sustainably raised food. It can be confusing to determine the differences in these terms, especially if they are used improperly in product marketing, but luckily, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a clearly defined standard for each. Grass Fed: While “grass fed” seems like an honest, self-explanatory term, it is often used improperly during marketing to seduce under educated, but well-meaning consumers who are trying to purchase healthier food. Too often, people label meat as “grass fed” just because the animal received some kind of pasture at some point in its lifetime, even if it was fed other feedstuffs. In order for an animal to be marketed as truly grass fed, there must be no supplemented grains or grain by-products. “Grass fed or 100 percent grass fed claims may only be applied to meat and meat product labels derived from livestock that were only 100 percent grass (forage) fed after being weaned from their mother’s milk. The diet must be derived solely from forage, and animals cannot be fed grain or grain by-products and must have continuous access to pasture during the growing season until slaughter,” explained Sam JonesEllard, public affairs specialist for the USDA Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS). He went on to say that “forage consists of grass (annual and perennial), forbs (e.g., legumes, Brassica), browse or cereal grain crops in the vegetative (pre-grain) state. Hay, haylage, baleage, silage, crop residue without grain, and other roughage sources may also be included as acceptable feed sources. Routine mineral and vitamin supplementation may also be included in the feeding regimen.”

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“Our traditions include not worrying about when we get together, but that everybody is there on the day we decide and to purchase one useful gift for sharing like batteries because we all have enough knickknacks and silly stuff.” Cathy Sheehy Newton County, Mo.


Organic: If a product is marketed as being “organic,” the producer must have obtained certification from the USDA. If the producer has not obtained certification and markets a product as “organic,” they can be subject to a hefty fine. “Organic certification verifies that livestock are raised according to the USDA organic regulations throughout their lives. Like other organic products, organic livestock must be produced without genetic engineering, ionizing radiation, or sewage sludge, and managed in a manner that conserves natural resources and biodiversity,” Jones-Ellard said. Animal health and natural behavior must also be accommodated for on a certified organic operation. Organic livestock must be: • Allowed year-round access to the outdoors except under specific conditions (e.g., inclement weather). • Raised on certified organic land meeting all organic crop production standards. • Raised per animal health and welfare standards. • Fed 100 percent certified organic feed, except for trace minerals and vitamins used to meet the animal’s nutritional requirements. • Managed without antibiotics, added growth hormones, mammalian or avian byproducts, or other prohibited feed ingredients (e.g., urea, manure or arsenic compounds). Organic livestock must also have shade, clean water, shelter, direct sunlight, fresh air and space for exercise provided at all times. While the terms can be somewhat confusing at first, it pays to understand the differences between the two, to enable the producer to raise and label their meat accordingly, and to help educate the consumer.

“On Christmas Eve, we all gather around and my dad reads the story about the birth of Jesus from the Bible. Then on Christmas morning, we all get up and open presents, then my mom makes cinnamon rolls.”

“My dad (Lynn) and I go for a midnight walk on Christmas Eve night, no matter what the weather. We have done that for some time and we just look at the moon and stars, if they are out and visible and it isn’t bad weather.”

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Preparing for Winter By Meghan Anderson

Small ruminants like sheep and goats need special attention when the temperatures drop As leaves begin to change and fields frost – producers are preparing their livestock for the colder temperatures. As many focus on cattle – goats and sheep also require changes during the winter. Depending on purpose of the livestock, is how the producer prepares them for the weather changes. Producers who primarily pasture raise their goats and sheep, should substitute grass hay during winter months. “We often have Bermuda in what we bale for [our sheep] to have in the winter,” Northwest Arkansas show lamb producer Sarah Wright said. Show stock has a different ration because they require more while producing. “Since we are a show lamb operation, we spoil our girls a little more than most,” Wright said. “They are fed both grain and hay, especially during the winter as that’s when they are heavy bred and lambing.” Wright said they want to make sure their lambs are well fed to produce strong healthy babies and plentiful, good quality milk. “As they are moved in the barn for lambing, we also supplement with alfalfa hay to have something a little richer, help keep their gut in check and give that extra quality to their milk production,” Wright said. Lambs have thicker coats and don’t necessarily spend winter indoors; it is up to the producer’s preference and resources. Goats’ coats thicken in the winter, but are less hardy than sheep when it comes to bone chilling winds, snow or sleet.


A shelter, such a shed or barn, for the goats to freely come and go can keep them protected during winter weather. Goat producers need to be aware of the ventilation in their shelters, especially in the winter. Extra bedding in the winter is necessary, especially if there are young kids, however keeping the barn floor clean and checking their herd daily is important when preventing ammonia buildup from urine. Ammonia buildup – even with orphans in places such as dog crates – can cause vision issues, even blindness in goats. Keeping the air clean can keep the goats healthy. Water is also important the in the colder months. Breaking ice in the winter is the biggest chore for any livestock producer and it is no different for lamb and goat producers. Electric heaters in troughs are an option for producers who farm part time or want to spend less time breaking frozen troughs. Buckets are also an option for water, however producers need to refresh the water multiple times a day during freezing temperatures. It is also important for producers to be aware of lamb and goat water consumption during the winter months. Supplementing a small amount of Gatorade powder in the water can cause the livestock to drink more and provide extra electrolytes to assist during the colder weather.



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Low Temperature, High Energy By Klaire Howerton

Keeping your herd functioning and warm in the winter months Two-thousand and sixteen has offered farmers and ranchers a warm autumn so far. While the weather has been a blessing for pastures, livestock and those last minute pre-winter projects, everyone in the Ozarks knows that the weather can turn on a dime, and that freezing temperatures can be literally just a front away – and you don’t want your herds to get caught in the cold. For animals that continue to “work” through the winter, such as dairy cows, keeping energy up is critical to maintaining both the health and production of your herd.

When should providing extra energy to your cows become a factor in your winter management?

Dairy cows need an energy boost when the temperature drops below the “thermoneutral zone.” The thermoneutral zone is when the temperature is comfortable to the cow and requires no extra energy for warming or cooling, Reagan Bluel, dairy specialist for the University of Missouri Extension explained. “For typical dairy cows this zone is 32 to 77 degrees. Once the temperatures are consistently below the lower critical temperature of 32 degrees, then she begins to uses energy (calories), in the form of shivering, to keep warm,” Bluel said. The coat condition of the cow also plays a role in the determining what the critical lower temp is for your herd. “If the coat is wet – the critical lower temperature, where energy begins being DECEMBER 5, 2016

used to keep warm, could go all the way up to 60 degrees. Once the full winter coat is on, insulation of the animal is improved and the lower critical temp could drop to 20 degrees,” Bluel said.

How much extra energy is required?

The answer is in the body condition score. “Look at the herd,” Bluel advised. “The body condition score is the amount of subcutaneous fat present on the cow. Monitoring body condition score change is the most direct and affordable way to determine if your diet is meeting her needs. Be sure to check body condition scores now, before the cold sets in, and again in two to four weeks. This is also a good time to assess hair coat condition to help determine when cold stress might begin for your herd.” Once you have determined if your cows need groceries, you can select an appropriate feed. Grains and forages of a high quality are both acceptable options that will provide energy for cold animals – just be sure that you continue to feed for a balanced diet.

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“By providing the adequate energy required to keep warm, it will decrease stress in your herd. Additionally, your herd will have adequate energy to support a strong immune system – to help ward off disease during the winter. Finally, your herd will have more energy available to maintain productivity – rather than losing productivity, even through the cold days of winter,” Bluel said. Serving More Than 34,000 Readers Across Southwest Missouri



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The first few hours of a calf’s life are crucial. Making sure the cow dries the calf off, the calf gets enough colostrum and the calf stands are a few necessities. There are many difficulties that can occur in those first vital hours of life, scours is one of them. Reported in the 20072008 study by the USDA National Animal Health Monitoring System (NAHMS), 14 percent of losses in calves less than three weeks old were because of digestive problems. Bacteria, viruses or parasites can be the cause for a newborn to get scours. The primary reason calves get sick is dehydration, John Middleton, a University of Missouri professor of food-animal medicine, has said. With an inflammation of the gut, they lose fluids and electrolytes. “Once they start to get a liquid stool, we need to keep up with hydration and electrolytes. That prevents them from getting severely ill,” Middleton explained. “The most severely ill ones need to be taken to a veterinary clinic and treated with IV fluids, while calves that are standing and can still suckle can be treated with oral fluids and electrolytes.” In the cold winter months – it is more likely when it is wet for a calf to suffer from cold stress and the microorganisms to thrive. A good preventative measure is to

watch the cows close – especially during cold, wet periods. Moving the cow, or cow-calf pair, to a dry area, even the barn would assist in keeping the calf dry and warm during those vital hours. Most of the pathogens that cause scours are transmitted through fecal-oral

contact. Middleton says that breaking that fecal-oral cycle is important to prevent scours, and environmental hygiene is a big part of that. “Remove the calf from the contaminated environment as soon as possible after birth,” Middleton said. “What we’d

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December 2016 9 Hired Hand Milker Training – 10 a.m. – call Barry County Extension office – Reserve space by calling 417-847-3161 12 Weed Control and Pasture Improvement for Your Livestock – 6:30-9 p.m. – Laclede County Extension Office, Lebanon, Mo. – 417-532-7126 13 Sew Native Class: Frost Flowers, A Unique Winter Bloom – 10:30 a.m.-noon – Pulaski County Extension, 403 School Street, Suite 1, Waynesville, Mo. – 573-774-6177 13 Beef Cattle Nutrition and Ration Balancing Workshop – 6:30 p.m. – Cost: $10 per person – O’Banon Bank Community Room, Buffalo, Mo. – register by Dec. 12 – 417-345-7551 15 Growing the Grower Workshop “Branding Your Brand?” – Cost: $5 – 6-8 p.m. – Hollister Agriculture Building, Hollister, Mo. – 417-334-4544 ext. 252 or January 2017 5 Lawrence County Soil and Crops Conference – 6 p.m. – Mt. Vernon, Mo. – 417-466-3102 9 Getting Started in Small Ruminant Productions – 6-8 p.m. – Cost: $5 – Galena Library, Galena, Mo. – 417-334-4544 ext. 252 to register 10 Sheep and Goat Production – $15 per person – Speakers: Patrick Davis and Nate Cahill – Cedar County Library, Stockton, Mo. – 417-276-3313 17 Soil Fertility and Pasture Management – $15 per person – Speakers: Pat Miller and Terry Halleran – Cedar County Library, Stockton, Mo. – 417-276-3313 19 Dade County Forage and Crop Conference – 5 p.m. – Cost: $5 – call Dade County Extension office for more information – 417-637-2112 26 Southwest Missouri Beef Cattle Conference – 4 p.m. – Stockton United Methodist Church, Stockton, Mo. – Call 417-276-3313 for more information 28 Wesbster County Diversified Agriculture Conference – 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. – Faith Southern Baptist Church, Marshfield, Mo. – Call 417-859-2044 for more information 30 Berry Production – 6-8 p.m. – Cost: $5 – Galena Library, Galena, Mo. – 417-334-4544 ext. 252 or 31,2/7,2/14,2/21 Farm Estate and Succession Planning Class – Four-week course on Tuesdays, 6-9 p.m. – Register as an individual or family – $130 per person or $50 additional family member sharing materials with individual registration – United Methodist Life Center, Lockwood, Mo. – register by Jan. 23 – 417-637-2112 February 2017 1 Jasper County Pesticide Applicator Training – 1 p.m. – Jasper County Extension Office, Carthage, Mo. – 417-358-2158 2 Dade County Pesticide Applicator Training – 6 p.m. – Dade County Extension Office, Greenfield, Mo. – 417-637-2112 7 Cow/Calf Operation – $15 per person – Speakers: Patrick Davis and Andy McCorkill – Cedar County Library, Stockton, Mo. – 417-276-3313

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December 2016 8 Missouri Bison Association Show & Sale – Lolli Brothers Livestock Market, Macon, Mo. – 417-818-2063 10 American Angus Hall of Fame – I-40 Livestock Auction, Ozark, Ark. – 816-532-0811 – –

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