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P.O. Box 41430 San Jose, CA 95160

MARCH 24th, 2013

Pig and Lamb Sale Selling 80 Hogs and 25 Lambs — perfect for Summer Fairs and Spring Jackpots!

Every year, Pigs and Lambs from this sale go on to WIN BIG!

Location: Atascadero FFA School Farm

Preview: 10 a.m. Auction: 11 a.m. HOG CONSIGNORS:

small town genetics, LLC DESERT SHOW PIGS CL LIVESTOCK LAMB CONSIGNORS: 3rd Place Overall Hampshire Barrow at the 2012 NJSS Summer Spectacular. Sired by Homemade 17-4.

Reserve Champion Hamp, 2013 Arizona Nationals. Sired by GS 88-7.

Supreme Champion Hog, Intelli-Show Swine Jackpot. Sired by Neon Lights.

We will also be at these upcoming spring sales!

BEST OF THE WEST — March 23rd

Santa Barbara County Fairgrounds

KR CLUB LAMBS POTTER'S LAMB FACTORY For sale info, contact James Backman at 209-620-4106 We proudly use and recommend

CHAMPION DRIVE SALE — April 13th Oregon

For a complete list of show winners, go to

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Champion York Gilt, 2011 World Pork Expo

Showtime Feeds has the nutrition program for your project that will see you through to the Winner's Circle!

Crouch familY SHOWMASTER® BLING is by far and away the most versatile supplement that we have used. If you want big, shapely tops with perfect body cover, it is the way to go. Our pigs have never had this kind of freshness. BLING gives us the competitive advantage when we are running hard. – Tipton, IN Aditional wins include ... Champion York Gilt, 2011 Summer Type Conference; Reserve Cross Market Hog, 2011 American Royal; and many time Grand Champion Gilt, IJSC.

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Buck, 2013 National Western Stock Show, Denver. Shown by Sammy Lerena. Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Doe, 2013 National Western Stock Show, Denver. Shown by Sammy Lerena.

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Reserve Champion Hog, 2013 J.S. West Intelli-Show Jackpot. Shown by Clay Verdegaal.

Champion Middle Weight Cross Market Hog, 2012 NWSS

Reserve Grand Champion Jackpot Steer, 2013 Red Wave Classic. Shown by Madison Andrade.

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The line of SHOWMASTER® feeds have been a turning point in our program. It delivers the nutrients need for excellent growth and muscle development while maintaining ideal cover and sustaining a healthy appetite though periods of stress and heat cycles. In addition, there is no other supplement like BLING! When wanting that extra bloom and freshness, “BLING” your game to the next level with SHOWMASTER® feeds! – Tipton, IN Aditional wins include ... Reserve Grand Champion Gilt, 2011 Cross Bred Classic and Champion Berk Gilt, 2011 World Pork Expo.


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internet heifer sale April 5-6 & open house closeout auction Fall-Born

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Refreshments & entertainment Following Live Auction

Congratulations to these Exhibitors that have had Success with Last Year’s Internet Sale Heifers:

SILvEIRAS ERIcA DIANNA 1521 Shayne Myers, colusa, cA

SILvEIRAS SARAS DREAM 1512 Dylan Denny, Lubbock, TX

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Heifers bred like these champions sell ...

ROV Show Heifer of the Year SILvEIRAS ELbA 0521 Clayton Stevenson, Brenham, tX

SILvEIRAS SARAS DREAM 1528 madeline Wisecarver, hanford, CA

SILvEIRAS SARAS DREAM 1526 James moxley iV, West Friendship, mD

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Many-Times Champion SILvEIRAS ELbA 2342 Shayne Myers, colusa, cA

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Rick & Allison Blanchard: (559) 217-1502 • Garrett Blanchard: (559) 978-2778 • Darrell Silveira: (559) 217-1504 Carole Silveira: (559) 240-6004 • P.O. Box 37 • Firebaugh, CA 93622


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Coming again in 2013 after a successful first year!

The world champion

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At the Merced County Spring Fair Los Banos, CA BEEF • SHEEP • SWINE DAIRY • GOATS All livestock provided by the event

For exhibitors ages 9 to 19 on the day of show

SUNDAY, MAY 5th, 2013 ENTRY FEE $100 HUGE PAYOUTS! Payout based on 50 participants:

• World Champion Showman: $1000.00

• Reserve World Champion: $500.00 • 3rd Place: $200.00 • World Champion Beef: $200 • World Champion Sheep: $200 • World Champion Swine: $200 • World Champion Dairy: $200 • World Champion Goat: $200

Belt Buckles to the Overall Champion and Beef, Dairy, Sheep, Goat and Swine Winners!

WIN UP TO $2000 PAYOUT Payout for more than 100 participants:

• World Champion Showman: $2000.00

Buckles for 14 and younger.

Judges: Beef - Matt Leo (CA); Dairy - Gil Teixeira (CA); Swine - Dale Hummel (IL); Goats - Holly Hummel (IL); Sheep - Rich Jacobsen (CA)

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• Reserve World Champion: $1000.00 • 3rd Place: $400.00 • 4th & 5th Place: $200 each • World Champion Beef: $400 • World Champion Sheep: $400 • World Champion Swine: $400 • World Champion Dairy: $400 • World Champion Goat: $400


Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb Iowa 4-H Show

Congrats to Brooke Kuesel!

Reserve Grand Champion Commercial Ewe Wi sconsin State Fair

Congrats to Leah Green


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Pig Preview 9AM

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Pig Sale starts at 10AM! Pig Sale Consigors:

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Alan Rios (209) 617-7987

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Goat Preview 8AM

Goat Sale starts at 1PM! Goat Sale Consignor:

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Jack & Sarah Smith

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Auctioneer: Justin Mebane


California Steer & Heifer

California Jr. Angus Preview Show California Jr. Charolais Show California Jr. Hereford Show Sanctioned Breed Show march/April 2013


Competition and Fun all wrapped up in this show! Stanislaus County Fair

(Turlock, CA)

Dates: May 25th & 26th New Events This Year: • Quiz Bowl (2 Age Divisions and 3 Breed Champions) • Judging Contest • Parent Cook-Off New Show Schedule — COMING SOON!

Angus Show and Steer Show Entry Info: Amanda Leo at 209-483-8507 or on the web at

Charolais Entries & Questions: Lori Woodcock at 559-323-1650 or check out California Jr Charolais Assoc. on Facebook Hereford Entries & Questions: Jim & Valerie McDougal at 559-822-2178 4

The 2nd Annual DESERT

March 19th: Online Sale (at the DRIVE EV website)



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March 23rd: Live Sale at the Santa Barbara County Fairgrounds (Santa Maria)

March 24th: "Focused on Quality" Sale (Atascadero High School Farm — small live sale & silent bids & pen sales)

Grand Champion, California Mid-State Fair

Hogs Perfect for State Fair and Summer County Fairs!

On all these sales, look to our website for times and more information —


1246 W. ROSS RD., EL CENTRO, CA 92243 Dion Ashurst - 760-427-0468 Mike Heim - 760-535-9678 Brock Ashurst - 760-427-0464 Jayson Scarborough - 559-647-9359

In this Issue... Features What's HOT, What's NOT..........................................................................10 The Show Steer Industry vs. the Commercial Beef Industry.........18 "Hey Judy!"..................................................................................................26 What does the pork industry want? What are we showing?...........30 Departments “Sittin’ Round the Showbox” with Celeste............................. 14 CJLA News..................................................................................... 20 CJLA 2013 Sanctioned Show List............................................. 20 CJLA Membership Application................................................. 23 Hot Shots........................................................................................ 24 Kathleen’s Korner......................................................................... 32 Show Results................................................................34, 35, 37-40 Breeders Directory...........................................................42-44, 46 Products and Services ................................................................ 47 Upcoming Events......................................................................….48 Advertisers Index......................................................................…52 Subscription Form ...................................................................... 56

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from the

editor 2013 is off to a roaring start! Sales and jackpot shows are in full swing, and on top of all that, we just held the annual CJLA award banquet. It takes a large amount of support to put on any event, and anyone who has ever organized or helped with a sale — show, banquet, fund-raiser, etc. — knows exactly what I mean.

P.O. Box 41430 • San Jose, CA 95160 (408) 776-7611 • Fax (408) 776-9811

The CJLA Banquet was host to over 650 guests that included members, family, friends, and supporters. I have so many people to thank who pitched in to make the evening a success: the very generous sponsors and auction donors, and all of my talented friends and family that helped pull it all together. Each and every one of you are so important to me, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart! This is a special night for the kids, and we couldn’t do it without you!

Publisher & Managing Editor: Heidi Beljean — (408) 888-2503 Email: Production Manager & Art Director: William Crump — (662) 257-1998 Email:

It is so exciting to see all the CJLA members get their awards, and it always amazes me how fast they grow up. I have enjoyed watching them from year to year, and seeing how they have pushed themselves to achieve higher goals. CJLA is beginning its 14th year, and so many of our members first joined when they were 9 and have completed their entire youth membership in CJLA. Our youth are the foundation of CJLA, and competition encourages them to strive to improve and better themselves in any activity they participate in. Competition is needed to make kids, breeders, companies, and events continue to set higher goals and achieve new levels. Never settle for less if more is possible!

Representatives: Katina Costerisan (661) 330-6392 (CO) Email: Mike Rusher (503) 888-1823 (OR) Tiffany Carter (530) 409-5143 Pacific Showcase limits its liability resulting from any and all errors, misprints and/or other inaccuracies in the advertisements and editorial content. The opinions or views expressed in all editorials are those only of the writer or persons interviewed and not the Pacific Showcase.

With Spring upon us, we are enjoying green grass, bright flowers, and mostly clear skies. It’s still chilly at night, but the blue sky days are beautiful! In some parts of the country, winter is still trying to hang on. Mother Nature is always in command – we just have to hang in there, and brighter days will come! We are fortunate in California, to be able to be outside for most of the year. No matter what the forecast, it is important to keep working on your projects. Preparing for fairs is a full-time venture and those who spend the extra hours in the barn, are those who will be the most prepared come show day. If you are sitting in the house watching TV or playing on the computer, just know that your competition is outside working on their animals! Just something to think about – don’t sell yourself and your project short by not preparing enough to do the best you can do!

Reproductions or other use of this magazine in whole or part of the contents without written permission of the editor is prohibited. Pacific Showcase welcomes readers contributions. Articles of interest, show results, sale results, and calendar dates are welcome and will be printed on space available. To have articles or pictures returned, include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Send all submissions to address above. Pacific Showcase is published bimonthly. It is mailed first class and third class bulk mail at Morgan Hill, California. Postmaster: send address changes to Pacific Showcase, P.O. Box 41430, San Jose, CA 95160. Subscriptions: (Bulk mail - one year - $25; two years - $45.) (First class one year - $35; two years $65.) For processing of new subscriptions - please allow 4 to 6 weeks. For address corrections, send current mailing label along with new address to Pacific Showcase.

A New Year brings the promise of new things and new opportunities. Set your goals high and strive to reach them! The Pacific Showcase is dedicated to providing you with the information and resources you need. Please let us know if there is something you would like to see, or a subject you would like to see covered. Check out our special sections in future issues: All Around Kids, Graduates, Fair Time Highlights. These are for you –and everyone enjoys seeing the pictures sent in!

Time to Plan Ahead! The May/June Issue is our

Junior Nationals and County Fairs Issue

Don’t forget to let us know if you move so you don’t miss an issue and as always, send in photos for Hot Shots and let us know of upcoming events we can post on the calendar pages. Be sure to check out the Pacific Showcase website and sign up for our E-mail blasts to receive notices of sales and livestock events sent right to your in-box. The CJLA website is also updated regularly and you can sign up there for CJLA E-mail blasts as well.

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It is important to know, that no matter how pulled apart and wide they are it is still imperative to maintain a neat look at the base of their shoulder. 3. Fat is in but probably shouldn’t be. Today’s trend in adding thickness is adding it in fat. The acceptable fat thickness in the industry is .15” to .25” in order to maintain carcass moisture while hanging in the cooler. Any fat beyond that is pure waste from an industry cutability standpoint, yet there is still a need in the show lamb arena to pack on extra bark to increase mass and dimension. The only fix to this trend is for judges to stop using excessively fat lambs to win and start actually evaluating fat over the last rib and in the flanks. Animals deposit fat front to back and top to bottom, thus if overly fat, the flanks will be full, indicating that either currently or at some point, has reached maturity and laid fat over the ribs. But in evaluation, it’s most important for the lambs to be fresh and have an appropriate amount of finish for their weight division or class.

WHAT'S NOT By Tracy Dendinger Trend: A general direction in which something is developing or changing. In the last two to three years, we have seen a significant amount of change in the type and kind of market lambs, wether sires and dams being selected in virtually all venues of the industry. The pendulum has definitely shifted in a direction toward a very different kind of sheep; one might even say “they look a bit like my grandpa’s sheep.” These sheep are different and presenting a challenge for reading their design and function both in and out of the show ring.

4. Structural correctness is always in. Probably one of the most important evaluation tool that is the most overlooked when selecting project lambs is structural design. Incorrect structure of feet and legs never improves over time due to the fact that weight is continually being increased toward a finish weight. As judges continue to put these animals in motion in the show ring, structure will become more important as this tactic reveals the truest form of the skeletal build. Structure is a function of skeletal anatomy and when not understood in combination with physiological growth, is when disappointment sets in because the project did not turn out as expected. Fat can change the upper skeletal design both for the good and the bad, where fat can fill in some holes and at the same time can push apart the blades making the fronts coarse. Just remember from the beginning, start with one that is made right and maturity and growth will do nothing but let them get better.

So, if I were to begin a dialogue of “What’s Hot and What’s Not” it might sound something like this. 1. “Shag, shag, shag.” Yes shag is in and slick is out. Don’t understand? Wool extension and hairy legs of the Hampshire influence are the trend versus the bare, slick hair legs of the Suffolk cross sheep. BUT this simply does not measure or reflect bone and foot size. Shag does contribute to the grooming quality of the legs and can potentially improve the overall “look” of the sheep IF and ONLY IF it is properly groomed. Bone and foot size should be evaluated independently for circumference of the cannon bone and dimension of the toes and foot. From an economical standpoint in relation to the market lamb industry, bone has no real added value in carcass merit and can be a concern in the production circles as a possible cause of lambing difficulties when too excessive. With this being said, bone and foot size would be deemed acceptable when it is proportionate to body types and size, thus emphasis for class placing should not be affected if labeled adequate in bone work nor rewarded for a single trait extreme of bone and foot size.

5. Compact and power is in and height and length are out. We have downsized frame size over the last two to four years in hopes of adding power and mass. This is not always true and compact, low rider designs do NOT always come powered up. Smaller framed and shorter bodied sheep have several advantages and several disadvantages. First, smaller and shorter designs potentially can reach maturity (point at which fat begins to deposit) at lower weights which can be beneficial in situations of end weight limitations. Second, it can add opportunity for additional exercise for muscle tone and improvement, since maturity has been reached and fat development is current. If exercise is implemented before maturity is reached, it can have negative consequences for weight gain and muscle development. Also, smaller framed and shorter bodied lambs weigh less on the scale in comparison to their taller and longer bodied counterparts and they can hold together better during the stress period. This works especially well when trying to get under weight restrictions or class breaks. On the other hand, a disadvantage can be management of earlier maturing individuals. With fat potentially being put on earlier, feeding and exercising become a more important aspect of the project. Another disadvantage is that length of hindsaddle may be comprised when compared to more extended counterparts. The goal in selecting frame size in project lambs is trying to find a happy medium and not on either end of the extremes and study or consider the sire and dam frame size.

2. “Round ribbed.” A round open rib is in and a flat tight rib is out. This dimension is often times difficult to evaluate if inexperienced in evaluating skeletal dimension and anatomy. Understanding rib shape in relation to volume is necessary when evaluating rib design, as volume is the internal dimension as a result of rib shape which contributes to lung capacity, feeding capacity, and carrying capacity of offspring. The external dimension of rib shape is on top, as rib shape opens up, so does the potential for added surface area for muscle dimension over the rack and loin. Typically, rib shape and chest floor run hand in hand, meaning as chest width increases, rib dimension opens up. It is not really anatomically possible for a narrow chested sheep to be open and round in rib dimension. More often than not, a wide base or foundation relates to extra dimension and width up top.



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6. Belly or flank wool is out if poorly groomed. The goal is NOT to make it obvious and draw attention away from an attractive profile, but to merely balance the profile depth in the rear flank. This merely requires less than a ¼ inch wool from the navel to the udder (crotch) and NOT all the way to the outside edge of the belly at the flank in full wool, ungroomed. Poor management of this grooming practice simply makes a statement loud and clear to the judge that this lamb has a problem and if this practice continues unmanaged, it will initiate rule changes for wool length.

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Trends are trends and they will constantly continue to change. We can learn from trends and utilize this knowledge to develop skills as the trends continue to change. If we choose to run with the trends, utilize them correctly, understand the function, and remember that trends are trends and may or may not always be the winner.

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All species are showing the same weekend at the same location!

Two great

events combined into one big show this year!

All Breed Jackpot Cattle Show Jackpot Hog, Sheep & Goat Show

May 17th & 18th, 2013 Albany, Oregon

— Event Schedule — Friday, May 17th: Saturday, May 18th:

Animals may start to arrive 7:00 am — Check-In Begins 8:00 – 9:00 am — Weigh-In Steers, Sheep & Goats 10:00 am: Ring 1: Jackpot Heifer Show (British, Continental, AOB)

followed by Sheep Showmanship followed by Jackpot Goat Show

followed by Showmanship

Ring 2: Jackpot Sheep Show

followed by Jackpot Steer Show


followed by Goat Showmanship

10:00 – 11:00 am — Hog Weigh in 2:00 pm Ring 2: Jackpot Hog Show, followed by Hog Showmanship

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• CATTLE — $45.00 ENTRY FEE PAYOUTS: $1000 CHAMPION, $500 RESERVE • SHEEP — $25.00 ENTRY FEE ($5 Pen Fee, Optional) PAYOUTS: $500 CHAMPION, $250 RESERVE • GOATS — $25.00 ENTRY FEE ($5 Pen Fee, Optional) PAYOUTS: $500 CHAMPION, $250 RESERVE • HOGS — $30.00 ENTRY FEE (Pen required, included in cost) PAYOUTS: $500 CHAMPION, $250 RESERVE

For more information, contact: AMELIA STALLINGS 541-359-7275; CLAY WEBER 541-990-8770 • MATT KENNEDY 541-737-1906;

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Shorthorn Offers Scholarship Opportunities Over $10,000 in Scholarships Available to Junior Shorthorn

Each year, there are several scholarships sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation as well as the American Shorthorn Association (ASA) available to American Junior Shorthorn Association (AJSA) members. The ASA and the Foundation find offering college support to the youth of the association is very important as they are a part of the future of the industry and the Shorthorn breed.

Lyle & Katharyn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship - applicants may also apply for Don Longley Memorial Scholarships.
 The one $1,000 Lyle and Katharyn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation and awarded to high school seniors or college freshmen based upon Shorthorn involvement, grades, need, and participation in other activities.

AJSA members are eligible to apply for one of six different college scholarships: Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship, John C. “Jack” Ragsdale Scholarship, Don Longley Memorial Scholarships, Lyle and Katharyn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship, Jesse M. & Jennie S. Duckett Memorial Scholarship, and the Charles B. “Chuck” Leemon Memorial Scholarship.

Jesse M. & Jennie S. Duckett Memorial Scholarship
 The one $1,000 Jesse M. & Jennie S. Duckett Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation and awarded to high school seniors or college freshmen based upon the applicants’ involvement in Agriculture, educational background, ACT scores, and high school and/or college GPA.

Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship The $1,000 Dugdale Scholarship is awarded to a collegiate upperclassman who is an active AJSA member with a sincere interest in bettering the beef cattle industry after college.

Charles B. “Chuck” Leemon Memorial Scholarship - applicants may also apply for any ONE other scholarship offered. The one $2,500 Charles B. “Chuck” Leemon Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the family of Chuck Leemon in cooperation with The Shorthorn Foundation and awarded to a college student based upon the applicants’ involvement, future goals and career plans in Agriculture, college GPA, and character references.

John C. “Jack” Ragsdale Scholarship 
The $1,000 Jack Ragsdale Scholarship is awarded to a high school senior or college freshman who is an active AJSA member with a sincere interest in learning how to evaluate livestock and an appreciation for the purebred livestock industry. 

Applications for the scholarships are available at or by contacting the ASA at 402393-7200 or Please send completed applications to the American Shorthorn Association, Attn: Scholarship Application, 8288 Hascall Street, Omaha, NE 68124 by May 1, 2013. All scholarship recipients will be announced during the 2013 Shorthorn Junior National Show & Youth Conference, in Des Moines, Iowa, June 28, 2013.

Don Longley Memorial Scholarships - applicants may also apply for Lyle & Katharyn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship.
 Each year four $1,000 Longley Memorial Scholarships are awarded. The scholarships are sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation and awarded to high school seniors or college freshmen based upon Shorthorn involvement, grades, need, and participation in other activities. 

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"Sittin' Round the Showbox"

with Celeste Settrini

So God Made A Farmer~ an ad meant to last

realize that sometimes the biggest supporters of who we are and what we do might not be among us - be kind to each other , embrace and start conversations - to me that is true ag advocacy -------------Ok done now :) On to the next adventure~ For what it is worth I believe the ad was an overall win for agriculture, many folks I talk to listened and enjoyed. They did not over analyze or try to poke holes in it or figure out an underlying meaning. I have lived this, my family lives this and many of you are living this.

The Super Bowl is long past but the memory of one of the most talked about ads in history still is being talked about and at the time of this publication I am sure will still be referenced , remembered and reflected upon as an amazing win for American Agriculture. But was it ?.......................... ...................Many have said that it is not a true representation of the farmer of today or that it is a fairy tale look at what ranch life is all about just for the media. Farming in this ad is glorified, nothing like this.

Be proud of who you are and what we do ~ Celebrate the good in American Agriculture and never be afraid to express that ~ In case you wanted a copy I thought it would be good to share the poem one more time – read it often, think on it and revel in the good of the life we have! I believe we are blessed~ ~~~~~~~~~~

I am here to share my thoughts and the thoughts I shared the day after it aired, the day after I continued to hear negative comments that Paul Harvey was an animal rights activist and a friend of the Humane Society of the United States- that the voice should have been that of Sam Elliott, (remember him from the movie Tombstone, the voice of the Beef Check off and the voice of Dodge Ram Trucks.) Does it matter? To me it did not, some might disagree with me and that is ok because everyone has their own thoughts and reasons for thinking what they think. However I wanted to share my post on social media and it sums up my thoughts on the ad and the excitement the day after~

And on the 8th day, God looked down on his planned paradise and said, “I need a caretaker.” So God made a farmer. God said, “I need somebody willing to get up before dawn, milk cows, work all day in the fields, milk cows again, eat supper and then go to town and stay past midnight at a meeting of the school board.” So God made a farmer. “I need somebody with arms strong enough to rustle a calf and yet gentle enough to deliver his own grandchild. Somebody to call hogs, tame cantankerous machinery, come home hungry, have to wait lunch until his wife’s done feeding visiting ladies and tell the ladies to be sure and come back real soon — and mean it.” So God made a farmer.

Take a moment to revel in the good ~ celebrate for a minute the limelight ~ cherish who we are, the life we know and at times have a hard time expressing to our off farm friends ~ it doesn’t happen on national TV very often~ take the time to enjoy it ~ to just be ..........................I find it truly sad the conversations I see today on social media , I can bet my off farm friends are shaking their heads and saying - even in the good they cant all unite~ Jumping off my soapbox, wont talk about it any more - but leaving with this - we need to

God had to have somebody willing to ride the ruts at double speed to get the hay in ahead of the rain clouds and yet stop in mid-field and race to help when he sees the first smoke from a neighbor’s place. So God made a farmer.





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God said, “I need somebody strong enough to clear trees and heave bails, yet gentle enough to tame lambs and wean pigs and tend the pink-combed pullets, who will stop his mower for an hour to splint the broken leg of a meadow lark. It had to be somebody who’d plow deep and straight and not cut corners. Somebody to seed, weed, feed, breed and rake and disc and plow and plant and tie the fleece and strain the milk and replenish the self-feeder and finish a hard week’s work with a five-mile drive to church.

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God said, “I need somebody willing to sit up all night with a newborn colt. And watch it die. Then dry his eyes and say, ‘Maybe next year.’ I need somebody who can shape an ax handle from a persimmon sprout, shoe a horse with a hunk of car tire, who can make harness out of haywire, feed sacks and shoe scraps. And who, planting time and harvest season, will finish his forty-hour week by Tuesday noon, then, pain’s from ‘tractor back,’ put in another seventy-two hours.” So God made a farmer.

“Somebody who’d bale a family together with the soft strong bonds of sharing, who would laugh and then sigh, and then reply, with smiling eyes, when his son says he wants to spend his life ‘doing what dad does.’” So God made a farmer.

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California Suffolk and Hampshire Sheep Breeders Association has developed a "Support Group" for the

California State Fair

At right is a partial listing of the breeders in the Support Group. If you buy a lamb from any one of these breeders, and it qualifies for the "Sale of Champions" at the California State Fair, this group will issue a monetary award for your lamb.  The group is also supporting the Supreme Ram and Ewe if purchased from one of the groups members.  The lambs can be bought off the ranch or out of any sale.

In addition, the support group is sponsoring a lamb sale on April 6th, 2013, at Modesto Junior College Ace Ag. Pavilion. The sale will take place following the conclusion of the "Showdown in Motown" jackpot, on April 6th. Many of the breeders listed at right will have lambs in this sale!


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The Show Steer Industry vs. the Commercial Beef Industry By Joel Judge

or height or finish or width, inherently we will always take it to the extreme. Once again we are focused on the individual animal and not the population, as the “freaks” bring the big money when sold and sometime win shows because no others can compare.

I have been thinking, discussing and debating with myself in regards to the topic for this month’s article, and I decided to focus on the current show steer industry and the commercial beef industry. It came to me when I was headed out early one morning to feed with the kids. I stopped for a second and looked at our steers for the county fair on one side of the fence and a crossbred cow with a bad quarter and a commercial calf on the other. It was at that moment that I realized there is a large difference between the two segments of the U.S. cattle industry. In order to look at this further, I think it is important to discuss each segment of steer production before we can truly compare and contrast them.

The steer industry today has focused on making cattle wider and stouter and to be within an acceptable weight range the cattle have become smaller and shorter in body length. A big steer today is 50-52 inch at the hip and in the 90’s a 54 inch steer was still small. The steers that are shown today are definitely softer bodied, wider made especially in their hip design and easily have more hair than ever before. I hope that as we move forward in the future, steer shows can accept cattle that are larger in frame size and definitely larger in mature weight as the commercial beef industry has. The three biggest concerns that I have with the show steers we see today are: 1. Lack of performance, these steers have a real difficult time doing 3-3.5 pounds per day and this doesn’t come close to what is acceptable in the commercial industry. 2. A lack of efficiency, it takes a lot of feed to get these modern day steers to gain 2.5 pounds/ day. Most steers are showing at 18-20 months of age to have the proper size and weight that we are looking for in the show ring. 3. Small feet and lack of structural integrity. I see so many steers that have tremendous bone size and a small mis-shaped foot. This in conjunction with being too straight from the hock to the ground and too straight in their front shoulder angle or twisted out on their front toes has produced lots of cripple show steers, which is not functional in the long term. This concerns me because not every calf born in a show steer operation is s good enough to be sold to show nor is every calf a bull. There is a percentage of steers that end up in feed lot operations and this is where we see the large disconnect and subsequently the lack of value to the feeder. The heifer portion is another part of the equation that has longer term impacts in the industry. Females that are unsound, too small, low performing, late maturing end up having a much higher cost of gain in the feed yard. If they are sold on the commercial market as replacements, we see the loss of value due to the problems discussed above and we haven’t even approached the lack of maternal characteristics that many of these females possess. The first breeder that can package soundness with thickness and some added performance in which these steers can make a finished market weight at 14-15 months of age will be the new leader in the show steer industry.

The commercial beef industry in the United States is comprised of steers and heifers from every part of the United States that arrive in a feed yard as heavy calves, (700-750 pounds) or as yearlings weighing 750-1000 pounds. The cattle that are feed for market beef production are a mixture of various breeds and breed types and vary depending upon what part of the country they originated from. A majority of the selection pressure placed on feedlot cattle focuses on several factors: breed, weight, price, health, uniformity, feeding history or reputation, delivery date to the feed yard and conformation. The main focus for feedlot owners is feed efficiency(pounds of feed/pound of gain), rate of gain, cost of gain(the cost to put on 1 lb of gain), percent morbidity (percent of cattle sick), percent mortality (deads) and breakeven price. Cattle are generally fed in large pens and most marketing is done when the average of the pen is market ready for harvest. The focus is on the population within a pen and within a feedlot, so we feed cattle looking at percentages such as a goal of 70 percent choice or better and 70 percent yield grade 3 or better. What these numbers mean is that we are looking to have 70 percent of the group be fed long enough with enough energy to have enough marbling to be low choice quality grade or better. In addition we are also trying not to over feed the pen to a point where they are too fat and wasty, thus the goal of 70 percent yield grade 3 or lower. Most steers today are sold to the packers weighing from 1300-1500 pounds, and average around the 1400 pound live weight. This is what has given the beef industry the ability to increase beef production while the national cow herd numbers have decreased steadily over the past 5 years. These cattle are being harvested at 14-15 months of age if they are calf-feds (weaned and sent straight to the feedlot). In a short summary, the commercial beef industry is focused on pounds of production, efficiency, gain, quality and all on population dynamics where percentages of these groups are the rule.

Thirty years ago there was a much closer connection between the commercial producer and the show steer industry as most of the steers were the picks off the various ranches. The use of Artificial Insemination, selection of bulls for traits that are appealing in the show ring and focused and purposeful building of cowherds strictly for show steer production have created a much larger variation in steer types. Whether you are a commercial cattle producer or show steer producer both are viable ways to make a living in the cattle industry. There has never been a direct connection between the 2 segments but in the end they all end up in our production of beef in the United States. I believe that we are at the end of our pendulum for the show steers and we need to start bringing them back to a larger size, better performance and accept steers at a larger harvest weight and then we will be close enough to the commercial industry as we see it today.

The show steer industry has developed and grown significantly over the past 30 years, especially with the use of Artificial Insemination. The show steer industry is focused on the individual rather than the population; each calf is chosen by an individual 4-H or FFA member and is fed and cared for by that young showman. The selection pressure on show steers is based on several factors as well: price, weight, age, muscle, hair, disposition, structural soundness, pedigree and breeder/seller reputation. As you can see, these criteria are very different from those discussed earlier regarding the feedlots. The show animal industry notoriously follows a pendulum of extremes, because it’s the outliers that win, whether it’s about muscle march/April 2013



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2013 has started off with a bang for the CJLA. As new memberships arrived daily in the mailbox and the first jackpot shows were being held, Heidi and I were busy getting ready for the Annual Award Banquet to honor the 2012 CJLA members. Preparations are a full time job for January and the first weeks of February up until the day of the banquet. Then we come home from the banquet and focus on getting this issue of the magazine ready for print! This means it takes a little longer to get the new 2013 memberships processed and to start recording show results and points. 2013 members and Points will be posted on the website in the next few weeks! The May/June issue will feature the highlights and photos from the Banquet.

Sierra Winter Classic.............................................. Steer, Heifer MJC Cattle Classic.................................................. Steer, Heifer Intelli-Show Swine Jackpot.................................................. Hog MUSD Spring Spectacular (2 shows).................... Lamb, Goat Red Wave Classic Jr. Livestock Show..................Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Hog, Goat Western Bonanza (2 shows)...Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Hog, Goat

Please be sure to check the CJLA website regularly – www. . We try to keep it updated with news and information and will post points on the website also. You can also find a show schedule and the CJLA Rules and Regulations on the site. Check out the tabs for sponsor information and future contests, raffles and other items of interest. I also email news out regularly to our members. If you provided your email address on your membership form, you have been added to our email list. If you do not receive E-mail blasts from us (through Constant Contact), be sure to contact us!! We may have your email address wrong or there may be another reason you are not getting our email and we need to check it all out. The only way we will know if you are not receiving our mail, is if you let us know!! Please do not hesitate to call with any questions!! We are here to help and to make your CJLA experience a positive one!

Orange Blossom Klassic (2 shows)...............Lamb, Hog, Goat Cattlemen’s Jackpot............................................... Steer, Heifer Pork Spectacular..................................................................... Hog Northern Exposure Spring Jackpot (2 shows) .................. Steer, Lamb, Hog, Goat Monterey Bay Classic.............Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Hog, Goat Pacific Coast Jackpot of Gold (2 shows)......Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Hog, Goat MJC Hog, Lamb & Goat Show.......................Lamb, Hog, Goat Valley Classic Goat Show (2 shows)................................... Goat Calif. Jr. Angus Fieldday........... Heifer (Angus Div. Pts Only) Calif. Jr. Charolais Field Day................................Heifer (Charolais Div. Pts Only)

I would like to remind everyone to keep track of their placings throughout the year. This really helps when you check the points I have posted for you and also if you call with any questions. We work really hard to record everything accurately and have several checks in place to not miss anything. Unfortunately, once in awhile something is missed, or not recorded or added correctly. For this reason, I always double-check show results and my records to catch any possible errors. Your inquiries help as well.

Southwest Regional Hereford Show....................... Heifer (Hereford Div. Pts Only) High Desert Classic (2 shows).......................Lamb, Hog, Goat Silicon Valley Swine Jackpot................................................ Hog Surf-n-Turf Jackpot................Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Hog, Goat Limousin Fieldday............... Heifer (Limousin Div. Pts Only)

With the conclusion of the banquet, we have several awards that were not picked up that night. Also, every 2012 member was to receive a CJLA t-shirt. If you were not at the banquet, we want you to have your awards and shirts!! We are asking for a small donation of $5.00 to cover the postage to send you your items. The awards and the t-shirts are a huge portion of the CJLA budget and if they are not claimed, we end up with too much inventory. We will be sending an e-mail reminder to those who did not get their items at the banquet. If you weren’t there, you can send $5.00 to CJLA PO Box 41430 San Jose, CA 95160 or give Heidi a call at 408-888-2503 to let us know you want items sent.

Oktoberfest Boer Goat Show............................................... Goat Grand National Stock Show..Steer, Heifer, Lamb, Hog, Goat Spotlight on Quality Shorthorn Jackpot..............Heifer (Shorthorn Div. Pts Only) Northern Exposure Jr. Cattle Show (2 shows). Steer, Heifer CNPHA Hereford Classic Jr. Show................................... Heifer (Hereford Div. Pts Only) Angus Days................................... Heifer (Angus Div. Pts Only) Holiday Classic (2 shows)...................................... Steer, Heifer

Check out the 2013 Sanctioned Show List for all the upcoming shows. Please be sure to thank everyone who puts on these events. Many hours are spent preparing for the shows they hold for you and “Thank You” is all the reward they receive. Without their dedication, there would be no CJLA.

37 CJLA Sanctioned Shows for 2013: 17 Steer Shows

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22 Heifer Shows


17 Lamb Shows 18 Hog Shows

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20 Goat Shows

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California Exhibitors Win Major Showmanship Contests at 2013 National Western Livestock Show in Denver, Colorado Rising above the tough competition in Swine Showmanship, Codi Shelton, Porterville, Calif., was selected as the Champion Intermediate Swine Showman.

June 15th, 2013 Held at the Tulelake-Butte Valley Fairgrounds — Tulelake, CA

In the next division, Branson Medeiros of Creston, Calif., again proved that the west coast produces outstanding showmen by winning Champion Senior Swine Showmanship.

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Sydney Schnoor, Chowchilla, won Reserve Intermediate Steer Showmanship. Shelby Weinrich, Willows, won 3rd place in Intermediate Swine Showmanship and Whitney Whitaker, Templeton, placed 5th in Intermediate Swine Showmanship. Ryan DeBusk of Paso Robles, placed 6th in Senior Swine Showmanship.

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American Angus Auxiliary Scholarships Available for Junior Angus Members

The American Angus Auxiliary will award approximately $12,000 in scholarships for Angus youth in the upcoming year. Each state auxiliary is eligible to submit one male and one female application to the national contest. From there, the top five male and top five female applicants are chosen. The winners will be announced July 10 during closing ceremonies of the 2013 National Junior Angus Show in Kansas City, Mo. In addition to the scholarship competition, the five finalists for the Miss American Angus contest are selected from the top national female applicants. The American Angus Auxiliary Scholarship application is now available online. Interested junior Angus members may download the application, access directions and general information on the website. Applications from the state contest must be postmarked by May 1, 2013. For specific state and local Auxiliary scholarship deadlines and information, visit the Auxiliary website, or contact the state or regional Angus Auxiliary. Additional questions about the American Angus Auxiliary scholarships can be directed to Cortney Holshouser, Auxiliary scholarship chairman, at 919-796-2346 or at The American Angus Auxiliary consists of individuals interested in the welfare of the Angus breed. Its members work to provide educational activities for junior Angus members, such as scholarship programs, awards and competitions. For more information about the American Angus Auxiliary, visit

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* You must be a member of the first show you attend to receive points for that show *

Jr. Memberships are accepted until March 31, 2013. To receive points you must be a member.

How do you join?

Fill out the form and exhibit at as many sanctioned shows that you want to. You can attend one or all the shows - It’s up to you!

Why should you join?

You’re attending jackpots throughout the year, so why not accumulate points too? Get recognition at the end of the year for all your work and effort to be your best!

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For more information, contact: Heidi Beljean 408-888-2503 Mary Ann Bush 831-623-4316

Our goal is to reward all kids that join with some form of compensation (by awards, scholarships, things for your future - personal & project, etc). At the end of the year, points will be tabulated and a banquet held for members, their families and CJLA supporters. It is our belief that all participants in this program are equally important - therefore, our goal is to include and reward every member for their involvement and efforts.

California Junior Livestock Association – Year 2013 Membership Application Name: _______________________________________________________________ Date of Birth: ________________ Parents’ Names____________________________________________________________________________________ Address: _________________________________________________________________________________________ City: ____________________________________ State: __________________________________ Zip: _____________ County: __________________________________________________________ Phone: __________________________ Email address:_____________________________________________________________________________________

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Hey, Judy! age, but size is the key factor in the tenderness of the meat. Another problem with big goats, like purchased at the fairs, is that they are fat. In goats more than any other species, fat is bad. Goat is and should be a lean product. If the packer (like Superior Farms) has to trim excess fat, the carcass value drops, and we all lose. When exhibitors are done with show wethers I often buy them for the “party” pen.

By Judy Kaye

If those goats are fat, I have a tough time selling them and end up having to discount them to sell.

Hey, Judy! Why did my fair reduce the top pay weight for market goats?

As a matter of fact, goats put on their fat from the inside out. Sort of like camels, they stock up fat internally for use when food and water are scarce. By the time a goat starts putting on fat under the skin his body cavity is full. Subcutaneous fat means the goat is past done.

Simply put – it is a result of what the customer is demanding. The majority of meat goat customers shop for a small, lean goat. Therefore, Superior Farms, as the largest purchaser of resale goats (and lambs) from Junior Livestock Auctions throughout the West, reacted to what the consumer (customer) of meat goats wanted and informed fairs that it preferred goats with a live weight of not more than 105 lbs. Superior has a difficult time selling meat from the heavy goats and usually loses money on them. As a business, Superior has to listen to its customers. Thus, the reason for Superior’s suggestion of a top pay weight reduction to 105 lb.

Depositing of fat is linked to genetics. There are bloodlines that are lean inside and out, as well as others that are fat inside and out. In developing show goats we want that hard touch, so leaner genetics lines are being selected It is no surprise that I sell about 200 show goats a year to 4-H and FFA exhibitors. You can see that proportionately my “party” goat business is 2½ times my show goat market. But the show goats sell for more money, so they balance out. The thing to keep in mind is that eventually they will all be in the “party” pen. I can sell big goats; they MUST be lean!

If you haven’t already heard, goat is the most consumed meat protein IN THE WORLD. That is news to most Americans, because they have never seen it in the grocery store. The truth is 80% of the world eats goat meat as their main protein source. Many of the goats are purchased whole and consumed by the family or small party for one event. It is generally cooked on the spit, in a pit, or over a barbecue. It is easier to see why smaller goats function better when you know how they are being used. When purchased retail, which is the majority at 90%, the goat meat is sold and prepared in 1 inch cubes. These cubes are cooked in a sauce of spices all day and served over rice or other starch. Most of you reading this who know me are familiar with my show goats. What you may not realize is that, as a goat rancher, I sell approximately 500 head of “party” goats a year off the ranch. These goats are purchased live and transported off the ranch for harvesting. [It is important to know that they leave live, because we are not licensed as a slaughter facility. We are only able to harvest animals on the premises that will go into our freezer for our own consumption.] These “party” goats (in our minds they are the centerpiece for a celebration) average 75-80 pounds, or less. Anything over 80 pounds is hard to sell. They are seen as old and fat, even though neither is true. The primary buyers of “party” goats are first or second generation people to the U.S., and come from a variety of ethnic backgrounds. In their country of origin, they do not have the genetics and nutritional feeds that we have here. Thusly, in their minds a big goat is a tough goat. Some will check the teeth to confirm the march/April 2013

Nationally most of the meat goats are raised in Texas, Oklahoma and California. This makes sense when you consider goats are basically desert animals. The interesting thing is these goats are sent to and consumed by people in big cities: San Francisco, Los Angeles, Atlanta, New York, Chicago, Miami, etc. Those are all places with high Parties where our goats have been feaethnic diversity and therefore, high demand for tured: Christmas, Thanksgiving, New goat meat. Years, funerals, baptisms, quinceaneras, You may have noticed that is it unusual to find anniversaries, Muslim Ramadan and goat meat at chain grocery stores or in restauEid holidays, baby showers, christenings, rants. One thing that is preventing this from first communions, weddings, Mother’s happening is enough supply to provide them Day, Father’s Day, and graduation. And with it on a regular basis. The other thing is of course when friends come from out of the carcasses are not sold as primal cuts. If we town for a visit! can sell the hindsaddle (loin and leg) for retail cuts of steaks, chops, and roasts, and the foresaddle for cubed stew meat, we can make more Our goats have been harvested, packed in money. Then grocery stores and restaurants an ice chest, and shipped to Hawaii and will start making goat meat a regular offering. Alaska where they are hard to get. As meat goat exhibitors it is important for you

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Other names for goat meat: Chevon or Cabrito.

“Arabs eat goat, Jews eat goat, Italians eat goat, Caribbean Islanders eat goat, Mexicans eat goat, Africans eat goat, and Filipinos eat goat. Actually, almost everybody eats goats except ethnically blanched gringos.” Quote from magazine article in Edible San Francisco, by Andy Griffin of Mariquita Farms.


to know about your product and the consumer it is destined for. Hopefully, now that you know more about the consumers, you will understand why it is important to select moderate framed goats and feed them to be meaty and lean. Goat meat is a healthy lean product when raised and fed correctly. It is a great project for 4-H and FFA members. If you have questions about my article or a question you would like me to write about, do not hesitate to email me: Our thanks to Ann Vassar from Superior Farms for her contribution to this article.

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What does the pork industry want? What are we showing?

By Rachelle Bailey, pork producer The pork industry is constantly changing due to consumer trends and demands. In the 1920’s, hog lard was very important and useful so hogs were selected to finish out with extra fat. In the 1980’s, consumers became more health conscience and started to incorporate more lean protein in their diet such as chicken. The pork industry realized that pork needed to be leaner so in return producers started to breed and select hogs that were leaner. In the late 90s and 2000s hogs became very lean. I saw this reflection especially in the show ring as hogs where bred to be pig framed, lean and heavy extremely heavy muscled. The showpig industry took this trend and ran with it, hogs became too lean and many people in the showpig industry realized the consumers buying these hogs at the fair wanted more fat. That brings us where we are today: we are all of the same pork industry however what we are showing in the ring does not reflect the commercial industry and how producers are getting paid.

universal system where hogs are given premiums for quality grades like there is in beef cattle however there has been a big demand by consumers for products like “Berkshire” pork which some genetic lines are selected for pork quality. This trend has became very popular amongst chefs so in certain aspects the pork industry is starting to realize there is a problem with raising hogs that are too lean. These lean, heavy carcasses are undesirable with the packers who want to start focusing more on quality. Structural soundness is important. Hogs need to be structurally correct and need to be able to grow and compete and be able to hold themselves to a heavier weight. These hogs need to be able to flex and walk in a show ring but be able to be loaded and walk onto a trailer when marketed. Width, volume, capacity are important for feed efficiency. Hogs that are fast growing, deep bodied with rib and dimension are all important in all aspects of the pork industry. Frame size is important as larger framed pigs stay leaner at heavier weights. There is a disconnect with commercial hogs and hogs at shows in terms of frame size. Over the last few years showpigs have became more moderate framed to finish earlier with more fat. The commercial hogs are still large framed because hogs will stay leaner.

There are numerous similarities when raising both commercial hogs and showpigs. The end goal for all producers is a healthy, quality product that our consumers will consume and want to continue to consume. Muscle which is red meat is an excellent protein source and can be utilized in a healthy diet so muscle is important and what we want. Heavier muscled hogs are more desirable in both the showpig and commercial industry.

Carcass weights have changed a lot over the years as well. The commercial hogs can be docked if too small or too heavy. Many county fairs are changing their minimum and maximum weights to fit the needs of the packing houses these hogs are shipped too.

Fat is very important, most consumers want a lean product. Fat is where there is a big difference in the commercial and showpig industry. Most commercial producers get a premium based on percent lean. So a lean, heavy muscled hog is more desired in the commercial industry. A heavier muscled hog is desired in the show ring, however, extra fat cover has became more important in terms of quality. The biggest disconnect in both the commercial and showpig industry is with fat finish. The showpig industry pushes for a hog that will finish out with extra fat but there is no extra premium for this. The pork industry does not have a march/April 2013

It doesn’t matter if it’s a 4-H member raising 1 pig for the county fair or a 5,000 head commercial finisher, these hogs will all be consumed at one point. There is a difference within our industry and I think we are slowly heading in the right direction. We need to work together in understanding the different industries and work as one so we can continue to raise a safe, quality pork product for all to enjoy.


Joe & Marlene Amaral


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Korner People Do Notice

adults. The following are two encounters she had with the local 4-H club. My first contact with 4-H came as an adult when, on the spur of the moment, I decided that our recently purchased 10 acres cried out for livestock. Purely by chance, I was put in contact with a 4-H family who raised Alpine dairy goats. Their herd had just kidded and I purchased a yearling milking doe and an 8-weekold doeling. Joyce and Glenn became my goat gurus, patiently answering my many questions, teaching me how to care for these then-unfamiliar animals. Glenn became my go-to guy for neutering bucklings and burning horn buds, and Joyce shared recipes for cheese and ice cream. I knew they were leaders of a 4-H group and I wished heartily that there was a similar 4-H organization for adults so I could learn even more. Some years later and I had been widowed, Glenn called. He said their 4-H branch, the El Dorado County Happy Sundowners, was looking for a community project and wanted to know if he could bring some of the teenage members to my place to split and stack firewood. Could he?! I wasn’t sure what to expect, but I never anticipated the enthusiastic group of kids who piled out of cars and pickups on the appointed day. Laughing and joking, they set to work as a well-oiled machine with minimal direction from the leaders. What could have been drudge work was actually fun. They took a mountain of cut wood and turned it into neatly stacked piles of useable firewood in what seemed like a blink. They accomplished in a few hours what would have taken me weeks to do alone. On leaving, each young man and woman gave me a hug and thanked me for letting them come.

By Kathleen Wood-Vieira

Community service, long a staple part of 4-H or FFA work, can be a project as large as planting trees for beautification or as humbling as picking up trash along the side of the road. It can be hot and dusty, cleaning up the country cemetery or cold and windy handing out winter shopping lists in front of the supermarket for the local food bank. It could be hauling your project lambs to fill out the petting zoo for the school farm open house during FFA week and watching them being mauled by droves of noisy toddlers.

In addition to my gratitude, these young people and their leaders earned my admiration and respect. They showed unexpected poise for teenagers, team work, and joy. I’m sure they were good kids to begin, but I credit participation in 4-H for the fine tuning. They were taught well and learned well. It was a pleasure to meet each one. What fine adults they will be.

Community Services takes a day out of your busy schedule! So it seems like no one ever notices; in the long scheme of things, you do your duty so you can fulfill your advisor’s request or you can check off the requirement in the 4-H Personal Development form.

Diane S. Ruddell Fair Play, CA

A long-distance friend and I discuss things, all things farmy. She lived a large part of her life city-bound and became country only recently. She wishes there were clubs like 4-H and FFA for

You can visit Diane Ruddell’s blog at

California Dominates Showmanship Contests at Arizona National Livestock Show Senior Swine Showmanship: 2nd place – Ryan DeBusk, Paso Robles; 4th place – Branson Medeiros, Creston.

California Junior Exhibitors converged in Phoenix, Arizona during the week of December 27-31, 2012 to compete with their cattle, sheep, swine, and goats. Proving their showmanship skills in all divisions, the following exhibitors placed in the top of their competitions.

Junior Sheep Showmanship: 3rd place – Blake Morgan, Oakdale; 5th place – Carly Castello, Tracy. Intermediate Sheep Showmanship: 1st place – Alexandra Castello, Tracy; 2nd place – Josh Mendez, Nipomo; 3rd place – Erika Herndandez, Bakersfield; 4th place – Maggie Madden, Paso Robles.

Junior Goat Showmanship: 1st Place – Madison Andrade, San Juan Bautista; 3rd place – Carly Castello, Tracy. Intermediate Goat Showmanship: 1st Place – Josh Mendez, Nipomo; 2nd place – Erin Johnson, Galt; 5th place – Alexandria Castello, Tracy.

Senior Sheep Showmanship: 1st place – Kelsie Bowles, Livermore.

Senior Goat Showmanship: 3rd Place – Justine Dutra, Elk Grove; 4th place – Kelsie Bowles, Livermore.

Junior Beef Showmanship: 4th place – Heather Welcher, Springville.

Junior Swine Showmanship: 1st place – Shelby Weinrich, Willows; 3rd place – Corie Lee Falaschi, Dos Palos; 4th place – Meghan Weinrich, Willows.

Intermediate Beef Showmanship: 2nd place – Callie Bassett, Delano; 4th place – Marissa Smith, San Jose. Congratulations to these outstanding exhibitors on their achievements.

Intermediate Swine Showmanship: 1st place – Kiana Peters, Madera; 3rd place – Joe Whiteford, Santa Margarita; 4th place – Baylie McIntyre, Grass Valley; 5th place – Kaylee Ryan, Atascadero. march/April 2013

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December 27-31, 2012 • Phoenix, Arizona


Supreme Champion Heifer Shown by Myka Blissard

Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer Shown by Myka Blissard

Supreme Champion Bull Shown by Vanderwork Herefords

Grand Champion Feeder Steer Shown by Kody Baker

Reserve Grand Champion Feeder Steer Shown by Ethan Drager

Grand Champion Market Steer Shown by Hayden Haas

Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer Shown by Shannon Nigh

Grand Champion Individual Feeder Steer Shown by Cactus Rose Show Cattle

Reserve Champion Individual Feeder Steer Shown by Phil Lautner

Grand Champion Sun Classic Heifer Shown by Phil Lautner

Reserve Champion Sun Classic Heifer Shown by Phil Lautner

Grand Champion Market Swine Shown by Kaylin Listen

Grand Champion Market Lamb

Judges: Beef: Troy Thomas (Harold, SD); Sheep and Goats: Brendon Benson (College Station, TX); Swine: John Huinker (Decorah, IA)

Shown by Denton Lowe

Reserve Grand Champion Market Lamb Shown by Lydia Straka

Reserve Grand Champion Market Swine Shown by Tre Green

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Grand Champion Ewe

Grand Champion Market Goat

Shown by Lydia Straka

Shown by Faith Valega

Reserve Grand Champion Ewe

Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat

Shown by Denton Lowe

Shown by Jessica Burson


Kelsie Bowles Wins Premier Exhibitor Award at Arizona National Kelsie Bowles of Livermore, Calif., traveled to Phoenix, Arizona with a full trailer. Competing in the Market Lamb Show, she earned the titles of Champion White Face Market Lamb, Champion Lightweight Black Face Market Lamb, and Champion Senior Showman. Kelsie also brought two breeding ewes to the showring, placing 2nd in class with her February ewe, and 5th in class with her April entry. Switching to the Market Goat ring, Kelsie placed

4th in Senior Goat Showmanship and 3rd in her market goat class. During the Junior Livestock Auction, Kelsie was presented with a buckle for earning the title of Premier Sheep and Goat Exhibitor. This is award is based on placings earned in the market and breeding sheep shows, market goat show, and showmanship for both divisions. Congratulations Kelsie!


R E S U LT 2nd Annual Event • February 2nd, 2013 Stanislaus County Fairgrounds — Turlock Supreme Champion Hog Shown by Elijah Johnson

Reserve Supreme Champion Hog Shown by Clay Verdegaal



Supreme Champion Female Shown by Zack Wilson

November 11, 2012 • Moses Lake, Washington Judge: Dick Hubman (Medford, OR)

Reserve Supreme Champion Female Shown by Brennen Watson

Champion Futurity Heifer Shown by Wyatt Sevigney

Reserve Champion Futurity Heifer Shown by Rylee Wilson

Jr. Showmanship Winners: Zack Wilson, Champion Cade Lyyski, Reserve Champion

Grand Champion Prospect Steer Shown by Paige Bodner

Sr. Showmanship Winners: Jacke Smith, Champion Hunter Abston, Reserve Champion

Reserve Grand Champion Prospect Steer Shown by Jake Smith


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January 11-26, 2013 • Denver, Colorado

Grand Champion Market Steer Shown by Shilo Schaake

Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer Shown by Jessica Webster

Grand Champion Prospect Steer Shown by Tyler Trihus

Reserve Grand Champion Prospect Steer Shown by Lauren May

Grand Champion Feeder Prospect Heifer Shown by Kyndal Reitzenstein

Reserve Grand Champion Feeder Prospect Heifer Shown by M Lazy Heart Ranch

Grand Champion Prospect Breeding Heifer Shown by Kane Aegerter

Reserve Grand Champ Prospect Breeding Heifer Shown by Baylor Bonham

Grand Champion Angus Heifer Shown by Connor William Holvoet

Reserve Champion Angus Heifer Shown by Ashley Cox

Grand Champion Charolais Heifer Shown by Kristi Effing

Reserve Champion Charolais Heifer Shown by Kiley Elder

Grand Champion Gelbvieh Heifer Shown by Chandler Ladner

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Heifer Shown by Meredith Clark

Grand Champion Horned Hereford Heifer Shown by Mitchell Tucker

Reserve Champion Horned Hereford Heifer Shown by Bailey Buck

Grand Champion Polled Hereford Heifer Shown by Blake Tucker

Reserve Champion Polled Hereford Heifer Shown by Sydney Wisnefski

Grand Champion Limousin Heifer Shown by Tanner Walden

Reserve Champion Limousin Heifer Shown by Cody Heavin


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January 11-26, 2013 • Denver, Colorado

Grand Champion LimFlex Heifer Shown by Natalie Schowe

Reserve Champion LimFlex Heifer Shown by Colt Cunningham

Grand Champion Lowline Heifer Shown by Cauy Pennington

Reserve Champion Lowline Heifer Shown by Claire Lyons

Grand Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer Shown by Ladd Landgraf

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer Shown by Trey Moore

Grand Champion MaineTainer Heifer Shown by Jordan Crall

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Heifer Shown by Becca Chamberlin

Grand Champion Red Angus Heifer Shown by Addie Van Vliet

Reserve Champion Red Angus Heifer Shown by Morgan Kramer

Grand Champion Salers Heifer Shown by Jenna Stewart

Reserve Champion Salers Heifer Shown by Gabriel Rodriguez

Grand Champion Shorthorn Heifer Shown by William O'Sullivan

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer Shown by Samantha Schrag

Grand Chamion Simmental Heifer Shown by Hailey Hedrick

Reserve Chamion Simmental Heifer Shown by Sydney Maulsby

Grand Champion South Devon Heifer Shown by Lauren Terry

Champion South Devon Heifer Shown by Lane Geiss

Grand Champion Market Hog Shown by Claire McCormick

Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog Shown by David Newton

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January 11-26, 2013 • Denver, Colorado

Grand Champion Lightweight Hog Shown by Cameron Knight

Reserve Champion Lightweight Hog Shown by Mikala Grady

Grand Champion Middleweight Hog Shown by Brenen Diesen

Reserve Champion Middleweight Hog Shown by Katelynn Copeland

Reserve Champion Crossbred Hog Shown by Cameron Knight

Reserve Champion Heavyweight Hog Shown by Hallie Landry

Grand Champion Hampshire Shown by Claire McCormick

Reserve Champion Hampshire Shown by Dylan Cain

Grand Champion Yorkshire Shown by David Newton

Reserve Champion Yorkshire Shown by Summer Catlett

Grand Champion Duroc Shown by Devin Ammann

Reserve Champion Duroc Shown by Maddison Caldwell

Grand Champion Landrace Shown by Tyler Miller

Reserve Champion Landrace Shown by Keri Landry

Grand Champion Poland Shown by Kacey Schulz

Reserve Champion Poland Shown by Cade Anderson

Grand Champion Spotted Hog Shown by Cody Ward

Reserve Champion Spotted Hog Shown by Nathan McConnell

Grand Champion Berkshire Shown by Thane Motis

Grand Champion Chester White Shown by Jesse Hoblyn


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January 11-26, 2013 • Denver, Colorado


Grand Champion Market Lamb Shown by Garrett Goodwin

Reserve Champion Market Lamb Shown by Jessica Burson

Champion Lightweight Lamb Shown by Amber Cox

Reserve Champion Lightweight Lamb Shown by Jessica Burson

Champion Mediumweight Lamb Shown by Garrett Goodwin

Reserve Champion Mediumweight Lamb Shown by Jessica Burson

Champion Heavyweight Lamb Shown by Garrett Goodwin

Reserve Champion Heavyweight Lamb Shown by Tyler Cox

Grand Champion Dorset Lamb Shown by Bree Elliott

Reserve Champion Dorset Lamb Shown by Jed Sidwell

Grand Champion Speckleface Lamb Shown by Shaylyn Price

Grand Champion Market Goat Shown by Madison Belcher

Reserve Grand Champion Speckleface Lamb Shown by Aubri Wrye

Reserve Grand Champion Market Goat Shown by Hunter Huval

Grand Champion Lightweight Market Goat Shown by Ben Weinroth

Grand Champion Heavyweight Market Goat Shown by Chama Jade Martin

Reserve Champion Lightweight Market Goat Shown by Jessica Burson

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Reserve Champion Heavyweight Market Goat Shown by Zane Mauney


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Modesto Junior College Judging Team Has Great Showing at Arizona National On December 28, 2012 Miss Amanda Schnoor and Mr. John Mendes, the livestock judging team coaches at Modesto Junior College, left California and flew to Phoenix, Arizona with ten young college students: Amy Hanks from Templeton, California; Kayla Welcher from Templeton, California; Brandon Machado from Atwater, California; Jake Olsen from Fallon, Nevada; Travis Bartels from Prineville, Oregon; Dustin Parson from Salida,

California; Nicole Hefner from Porterville, California; Brianna Schwabauer from Moorpark, California; and Shannon Tower from Copperopolis, California. This year’s team is comprised of many experienced freshman judges from all over the Western United States and includes two members from the 2012 California state winning livestock judging team. On December 30th, the team checked in at the contest around 8:00 AM and concluded judging at about 3:30 PM. The next morning the team went to the award banquet and was quite successful. The freshman team was 2nd High Overall and Shannon Tower was the Fourth High Individual. For the junior college team, Brandon Machado took top honors being named the High Individual. Jake Olsen followed closely being named the Second High Individual. One point behind Jake was Kayla Welcher, being named the Third High Individual, and finally Nicole Hefner was awarded Fourth High Individual. Since Phoenix, the team has been practicing a lot and plans to continue practicing to get ready for next fall. Next fall the team will travel to all the major junior college contests such as National Western Stock Show, American Royal, the NAILE, and many more. This team is very dedicated and is very excited to work together to get ready to travel next fall.


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Breeders Directory To include your listing, call Heidi at 408-888-2503 or William at 662-257-1998

Cattle Breeders


• Alto Herefords

Larry Alto Family 3545 Bayschool Rd., Arcata, CA 95521 (707) 822-9478; Kevin: (707) 839-0170 (Bulls, Heifers, Steers)

• Backer Cattle Co.

Nick Backer Elk Grove, CA (916) 531-0908 Email: (Show Steers & Heifers)

• Bennett Land & Cattle

Mike, Marti, Casey & Brooke Bennett P.O. Box 549, Ducor, CA 93218 (559) 534-2396 (Reg. Shorthorns & Herefords; X-Breds; Steers & Heifers)

• Bigelow Farms

Matt Bigelow (559) 647-2817 PO Box 43, O’Neals, CA 93645 (Reg. Shorthorn - Breeding & Show Steers)

• Blackjack Ranch

Joe Lopes (916) 753-9896 PO Box 213, Wilton, CA 95693 (Club Calves & Show Heifers)

• Boneso Livestock

Steve, Mary Ann, Wes and Maggie Boneso 5995 Martingale Circle, San Miguel, CA 93451 (805) 227-4031 (H); (805) 294-3816 (C) Email: Website: (Maine & Chi Show Heifers and Club Calves)

• Brocco Show Cattle

Ron, Justine & Audra Brocco 1189 Solano Ave., Sonoma, CA 95476 (707) 996-6224 (Show Heifers & Steers)

• Clevenger Cattle Company

Sam Clevenger 2680 Hwy. 46 West, Paso Robles CA 93446 (805) 305-3417 Email: Website: (Club Calves & Show Heifers)

• Colburn Cattle Co.

Ron, Lisa, Tyler, Ryan & Wyatt PO Box 568, Five Points, CA 93624 (559) 269-3175 (Club Calves, Reg. Maines, Reg. Shorthorns)

• D-B Club Calves

David Sr. & David Brown 1560 Ellenwood Rd., Waterford, CA 95386 (209) 602-8745 (Club Calves)

• Dillabo Livestock

David & Jeanette Dillabo 5127 Pennington Road, Live Oak, CA 95953 (530) 695-9322 (Shorthorn & Angus – Steers & Heifers)

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• Dismukes Ranch

• J/4 Cattle Company

Jim Dismukes 11070 Bradley Ranch Rd. Elk Grove, CA 95624 (M) (916) 995-3549; (H) (916) 682-8648 (Charolais & Angus Show Heifers, X-Bred Club Calves)

Joe & Marlene Amaral 3348 Zeering Rd., Modesto, CA 95358 (209) 538-1540 E-mail: (Show Heifers & Steers)

• James Bright/Leo Bros.

• Double E Hay & Cattle

7953 Le Grand Rd., Merced, CA 95340 (209) 389-4880; Spencer: (209) 756-4880 Email: Website: (Reg. Herefords, Shorthorns, Angus, Chi-Maines and Xbred Show Steers)

Ed & Eric Bright 16120 Buchanan Hollow Rd. Le Grand, CA 95333 Ed (209) 389-4060; Eric (209) 761-6607 (Chi-Maine, Short, Angus, X-bred)

• Fair Cattle Co.

• Johns Cattle Co.

Todd Fair 5731 N. Hickman Rd., Denair, CA 95316 (209) 667-9220; (C) (209) 648-8240 Email: Website: (Club Calves & Show Heifers)

Deron, Karen, Layton, and Brett Johns 27613 Avenue 196, Strathmore, CA 93267 Deron (559) 647-1611; Layton (559) 359-6843 (Show Steers & Heifers, Market Heifers, Breed Heifer Prospects)

• Flynn Cattle

• K2 Show Cattle

Jim or Matt Flynn PO Box 57, Ducor, CA 93218 (559) 534-2367 or 534-2423 (Competitive Club Calves)

Kyle & Susan Long 8081 Olive Branch Way Valley Springs, CA 95225 (C) (209) 728-7414; (H) (209) 920-4093 Email: Website: (Purebred Shorthorns & Short.-Maine X — Steers & Heifers)

• G/M Cattle Company

Kevin & Stacey Griffith P.O. Box 283, 3434 Rock Creek Rd Copperopolis, CA 95228 (209) 785-3013; (209) 610-7616 cell Email: Website: (Show Steers)

• M2 Cattle Co.

Mike Rivas Woodlake, CA (559) 285-2467 (Show Steers & Heifers)

• Geist Cattle

• M&M Livestock

Gary & Linda Geist (559) 674-4117 Shane, Kimberly, Kendall & Kayden (559) 674-4174; (C) (559) 363-4117 16540 Road 31, Madera, CA 93638 (Reg. Maines, Club Calves)

Martin & Stacey Machado 8171 North Buhach, Winton, CA 95388 (209) 357-0912; (209) 564-8361; (209) 652-6946 (Club Calves, Heifers)

• Gonsalves Ranch

• M.A.E. West Show Calves

Joey, Kristy, Riley & Reese Gonsalves; Mike Gonsalves 7243 Maze Blvd., Modesto, CA 95358 (209) 526-3006; Mike - (209) 578-3252 (Reg. & Commercial Angus, Club Calves)

Vonda Emmert 464-035 Bankhead Creek Dr. Janesvile, CA 96114 (530) 253-2532 (Club Calves, Show Heifers)

• Grimsley Cattle & Goats

Austin Grimsley (831) 207-7564 P.O. Box 1009, Tres Pinos, CA 95075 Email: Website: (Club Goats & Purebred Seedstock)

• Morrell Ranches

Barry, Carrie & Bailey Morrell 5640 County Road 65 Willows, CA 95988 (530) 934-2047 (H); (530) 218-5507 (C) Email: (Reg. Hereford Show Heifers & Steers, and X-Bred Show Steers)

• H.A.V.E. Angus

Mel & Darrell Hansen - Windsor, CA (707) 838-4463 Jim & Karen Vietheer - Wilton, CA (916) 687-7620 (Angus Heifers & Bulls)

• Noble Cattle Company

Chad Noble 28679 Mtn. Rd. 120, Porterville, CA 93257 (559) 788-0659 (Reg. Shorthorns & Club Calves)

• Hyder Cattle Co.

Troy & Cliff Hyder; Dave DeRose 36786 Hwy 190, Springville, CA 93265 (559) 539-3220 (Club Calves)

• Poncetta Shorthorns

David & Michael Poncetta 10454 Wible Road, Bakersfield, CA 93313 (661) 978-3320 (Show heifers, Club Calves, Bulls)

• Imhof Cattle Co.

Frank Jr., Haley & Andrew Imhof P.O. Box 174, Sunol, CA 94586 (925) 600-7735 (h); (925) 580-2245 (c) (510) 377-9556 Email: (Club Calves, Show Heifers, Bulls)


• R&R Farms

Bob Ross & Dennis Lee P.O. Box 20668, San Jose, CA 95160 Bob: (408) 221-3023; Dennis: (775) 217-2280 (Reg. Hereford Genetics - Show Heifers, Bulls, Embryos, Semen)

• Radiant Reds

Megan Shepherd P.O. Box 97, Bella Vista, CA 96008 (916) 705-1582 Email: Website: (Red Angus Show Heifers, Steers & Bulls; Crossbred Show Heifers & Steers)

• Reis Livestock

Tony, Mary, Nathan, Natalie & Nicole Reis 648 Cowee Ave., Gridley, CA 95948 (530) 682-0317 (H); (530) 682-0305 (Nathan’s Cell) (Charolais Heifers, Bulls & Steers; X-Bred Heifers & Steers)

• Rodgers Livestock

Blaine & Melissa Rodgers 2399 N. Riverbend Ave., Sanger, CA 93657 Email: Website: (C) (559) 314-4630; (H) (559) 287-6619 (Club Calves)

• Schnoor Sisters Cattle Co. Amanda, Kirbe and Sydney Schnoor 11564 Ave. 26, Chowchilla, CA 93610 (559) 665-1991 (Show Steers & Heifers; Reg. Angus Cattle)

• Seever & Son Cattle Co.

Lou Seever 3687 Old Santa Rita Rd. Pleasanton, CA 94588 (M) (925) 989-9069; (Day) (925) 463-3443 (N) (925) 820-5392 (Maines, Chimaines, X-Breds – Show Steers & Heifers)

• Silva Cattle

Randy & Rhonda Silva 37378 Rd. 20, Kingsburg, CA 93631 (559) 897-0311; (559) 288-3856 (cell) Email: Website: (Reg. Maine Heifers & Club Calves)

• Simon Cattle

Faris Simon: (209) 769-8427 Layne Simon: (209) 769-8429 Barn: (209) 374-3429 Catheys Valley, CA Email: (Steers & Heifers Available Year-Round)

• Spring Valley Land & Livestock Jim, Kristi, Bobby & Shyann Mattes PO Box 22, O’Neal’s, CA 93645 (559) 276-5704; Barn (559) 868-3323 (Reg. Angus & Shorthorns, Club Calves)

• Strickler Livestock

Shane Strickler 7253 County Road 24, Orland, CA 95963 (530) 570-6634 (Show Steers, Heifers, Bulls)

• Sunnyday Shorthorns

Alpha & Sherri Gipe (209) 358-9377 6885 West Oak Ave., Merced, CA 95340 (Registered Shorthorn Show Heifers, Bulls, Steers — X-Bred Steers)

• Teixeira Cattle Co.

John and Heather Teixeira; Allan and Cee 855 Thousand Hills Road, Pismo Beach, CA 93449 (805) 595-1416 (Club Calves and Show Heifers)

• Tri-C Limousin

Jerry and Patty Chapman 41087 Mattole Rd., Petrolia, CA 95558 (707) 629-3505 Email: (Registered Limousin, LimFlex and Shorthorn Heifers, Bulls and Club Calves)

• Wagner Livestock, LLC

Jeff & Nicole Wagner 11149 Shelton Rd., Linden, CA 95236 (Rch) (209) 887-2291; (Cell) (209) 351-0351 Email: Website: (Charolais & Angus Heifers; Show Steers)

• Wheeler Cattle

Toby & Jessica Wheeler 1125 Penman Springs Road Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 801-2460 (C); (805) 226-9913 (H) Email: Website: (Club Calves, Show Heifers and Bulls)

• Witte Shorthorns

Gary & Pegi Witte 4205 Shurz Hwy., Fallon, Nevada (775) 423-1571 (Purebred project animals & Replacement Heifers; Visitors always welcome!)



• Malson Angus and Herefords Josh Malson 2901 SW 9th Ave., Parma, ID 83660 (209) 739-0725 (C) Email: Website: (Angus and Hereford bulls and females)


Lee and Glenda Stilwell 14043 Algoma Rd., Klamath Falls, OR 97601 (541) 884-4881 (H); (541) 892-8966 (C) Email: (Limousin and Angus Seedstock, Project Steers and Heifers)

• Ayres Angus

Tommy, Cara & Jonwyn Ayres Stevensville, Montana (406) 531-6130 Email: Website: (Herd with Butt, Body & Balance. Specializing in Backdrop Finders)


Jed & Brandi Asmus 5750 E. Harney Lane, Lodi, CA 95240 (530) 304-0389 (Club Lambs)

Frank & Darlene Ellis 3786 SW Ford Lane, Madras, OR 97741 (541) 546-8290 (H); (541) 419-9183 (C) Email: (Club Calves & Show Heifers)

• Azevedo Club Lambs

Art Azevedo 545 Marshall Ave., Petaluma, CA 94952 (707) 762-1579 (Hamps, Suffolks, Comm. X-Breds)

• Little Luckiamute Limousin Ves & Marge Garner 4952 N. Road I, Vale, OR 97918 (541) 473-BEEF Email: Website: (Res. Limousin & Lim-Flex — heifers, cows, bulls & steers)

• Bianchi Club Lambs

Karen Bianchi 13500 Valley Home Rd., Oakdale, CA 95361 (209) 847-0694 (Club Lambs,Wether Sires)

• Brem Club Lambs


Jim & Pam Brem 19387 Rd. 248, Strathmore, CA 93267 (559)568-0358 (Club Lambs)

• Byrne Club Lambs

Randy & Debbi Repp 3001 Pennington Road, St. John, WA 99171 (509) 648-3885 Email: (Shorthorn Show Heifers & Steers)

Everett & Meredith Byrne (530) 846-4241 Minden Byrne-King (530) 846-3080 Bryar, Alec and Makenna 180 Archer Ave., Gridley, CA 95948 Email: (Club Lambs)

Sheep Breeders

• C&E Club Lambs

Kimmelshue Family (530) 345-4456 E-mail: Wilkinson Family (530) 891-4964 Durham, CA E-mail: (Show Lambs,Wether Sires & Dams)


• Dusty Acres Sheep Ranch

• Chico State Sheep & Goat Unit

Diane Bales; Breana, Kayla & Jarrett Carpenter 2806 W. Skyline Rd., Benzon, AZ 85602 (520) 834-5198 Email: (Club Lambs, Reg. Oxfords & Southdowns)

Dr. Celina Johnson, Faculty Supervisor 311 Nicholas C. Schouten Lane Chico, CA 95928 (530) 898-6024 Email: Website: (Sheep and Goats)

• Wright Club Lambs

Kelly & Katy Wright 20012 West Hilton Ave., Buckeye, AZ 85326 Kelly - (623) 694-7118 Katy - (520) 444-4176 Email: (Club Lambs)

• Cummings Club Lambs

Bob & Joanne Cummings 4115 Vineyard Dr., Paso Robles, CA 93446 (805) 239-2635 (Club Lambs & Wether Sires)

• Brumley Farms

Don, Skeeter, Kari, Brooke & Bryce Brumley P.O. Box 239, Orovada, NV 89425 (775) 272-3152; (C) (209) 479-0287 (Reg. Herefords - Heifers, Bulls & Steers)

• Genoa Livestock

Michelle Coker 640 Genoa Lane, Minden, NV 89423 (775) 782-3336; (916) 207-1142 (cell) Website: (Registered Hereford Show Heifers, Steers, Bulls. Visitors always welcome!)

• Farao Club Lambs

• Asmus Club Lambs

• Ellis Club Calves

• Ansolabehere Club Lambs

Fred Ansolabehere Jr.; Lance Carter 33383 7th Standard Road Bakersfield, CA 93314 Fred (661) 589-5521; Lance (661) 342-0278 Website: (Dorsets, Suffolks, Hampshires, Club Lambs)

• Damar Farms, Inc.

• Estes Show Lambs

Greg and Mary Ahart 7 Carvel Place, Sacramento, CA 95835 (916) 928-9336; Greg’s Cell: (916) 396-2333 Mary’s Cell: (916) 612-1241 Email: (Club Lambs,Wether Sires and Dams)

• Country Inn Cattle Co.

• Ahart Club Lambs

• Del Petersen Club Lambs

California 710 N. Thompson Road, Nipomo, CA 93444 (805) 478-7963 Email: (Hampshire, Suffolk & X-Bred Club Lambs – Wether Sires)

• Abatti/Wills Club Lambs

Steve/Tina 6019 N. Hickman Rd., Denair, CA 95316 (760) 554-0424 (C); (209) 669-1410 (H) Email: (Club Lambs, Rams & Ewes)

• Echo Basin Suffolks & Club Lambs

Mary McMurphy 3589 Cherokee Rd., Oroville, CA 95965 (530) 534-7783 (Reg. Suffolk & Club Lambs)


Hop & Debbie; Ryan & Mona Lisa 1375 N. Academy Ave., Sanger, CA 93657 (559) 301-3241 Email: Website: (Show Lambs) Jaime Farao; Frank Farao 28803 Gun Club Road, Gustine, CA 95322 Jaime: (209) 854-1033; (209) 777-1033 Frank: (805) 934-2097; (805) 354-2317 (Club Lambs, Breeding Stock)

• F/D Club Lambs & Show Stock

Dr. Mylon Filkins and Jordan Dooley 6701 Desmond Ct., Bakersfield, CA 93308 Jordan’s Cell: (661) 865-8837 Website: (Youth Show Prospects and Club Lamb seedstock)

• Fish Club Lambs

Karin Fish 4005 Karchner Road, Sheridan, CA 95681 (916) 214-0078 Email: Website: (Club Lambs)

• Image Club Lambs/ Layne Suffolks

Dan & Marlys Layne (Scott, Keri & Stacy) 1013 N. Gratton Rd., Turlock, CA 95380 (209) 632-8623; (209) 549-7849 (Club Lambs, Reg. Suffolks)

• KR Club Lambs

Robbie Rowlett 10960 Carrisa Hwy., Carrisa Plains, CA 93453 (805) 610-4235 (C) (Show Lambs)

• Labrucherie Land & Livestock Bob & Leslie Labrucherie (559) 673-4332 or 675-0663 9671 Road 28 1/2, Madera, CA 93637 (Club Lambs,Wether Sires and Dams)

• Leventini Club Lambs

Mike Leventini Sr.; Mike Leventini Jr. 624 South Indiana Ave., Modesto, CA 95357 Mike Sr. (209) 529-2774 Mike Jr. (209) 634-7262 (Club Lambs,Wether Sires & Dams)

• Lopez Club Lambs

Don, Marcia & Andrea Lopez 15913 Hwy. 160, Isleton, CA 95641 (916) 777-5911 E-mail: (Club Lambs)

• Maddux Ranch/ Outlaw Club Lambs

Harry, Jan, Todd, Nikki Maddux 2675 E. Westfall Rd., Mariposa, CA 95338 (209) 966-4942 (Blackface, Dorset, Specks, Southdowns – Club Lambs)

• Mayo Club Lambs

Don & Denise Mayo 1844 McDonald Ave., Live Oak, CA 95953 (530) 695-1555 (H); (661) 978-1364 (C) Email: (Club Lambs & Wether Sires)

• Merced College

Jaime Farao 3600 M. Street, Merced, CA 95348 (H) (209) 854-1033; (C) (209) 384-6299 Email: (Show Lambs)

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• Modesto Junior College

Marleise Boyd 435 College Ave., Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 575-6210; (209) 581-1972 (C) Email: (Show Lambs)

• Morino Brothers Club Lambs Dan & Celeste Morino (209) 838-7208 Paul & Carri Morino (209) 599-3168 25053 Dove Road, Escalon, CA 95320 (Club Lambs,Wether Sires & Dams)

• Siebert Genetics

Ernie & Judy Nunes 190 Walker Road, Petaluma, CA 94952 (707) 762-7135 (Club Lambs, Project Goats)

David Lopes 995 N. Reed Ave., Reedley, CA 93654 (559) 683-0319 Email: Website: (Club Lambs)

• Riverbend Southdowns

Dean & Nomie Kautz 5619 Chico Ave., Kingsburg, CA 93631 (559) 897-5470 (H); (559) 859-5230 (C) Shelbi Kautz (559) 859-2249 Email: Website: (Registered Seedstock, Club Lambs)

Swine Breeders

Jim, Kristi, Bobby & Shyann Mattes PO Box 22, O’Neal’s, CA 93645 (559) 276-5704; (B) (559) 868-3323 (Club Lambs)

• Sunrise Sheep Company

Gypsy, Gary & Calder Keene 13736 Lambuth Road, Oakdale, CA 95361 (209) 613-7015 E-mail: Website: (Club Lambs,Wether Sires and Dams)

Heather, Andrea & Amanda Thomas Kathy & Alyssa Sankey Colusa, CA 95932 (530) 218-1968 Email: (Project Pigs,York & Crossbred Seed Stock)

422 N. Western, Santa Maria, CA 93454 (805) 922-6270; (805) 878-8989 (C) (Club Lambs and Wether Sires) (Suffolks, Hamps, X-Breds)

• A One Show Pigs

Russ Miller 125 Sutherland Dr., Auburn, CA 95603 (530) 277-7375 (Specializing in Black Exotic and Hamp Show Pigs)

• West Coast Genetics

John Monahan (707) 319-7593 Email: Petaluma, CA Brianna Monahan (707) 480-2151 Email: Website: (Industry Elite semen available; Complete A.I. and E.T. Services; Semen collection & freezing)

• Bar-One Swine Farm

Wes Barone 6093 Mountain View Rd., Caruthers, CA 93609 (408) 981-4881 (Hamps,Yorks, Durocs – Show Pigs & Semen)

• Desert Show Pigs

Dion Ashurst - (760) 427-0468 Mike Heim - (760) 535-9678 Brock Ashurst - (760) 427-0464 Jayson Scarborough - (559) 647-9359 Email: Website: (Hamps, Durocs,Yorks & X-Breds; Show Pigs & Seedstock)


• Hickey Livestock

Jace Hickey 28444 Road DD, Snyder, CO 80750 (970) 380-2861 (cell); (970) 467-0947 (home) Email: Website: (Show Lambs,Wether Dams & Sires)

• Golden State Genetics

Rachelle Bailey 445 S. Blaker Rd., Turlock, CA 95380 (209) 277-2509 (cell); (209) 656-9550 (Office) Email: (Hamps,Yorks, Durocs, Landrace, X-Breds; Breeding Stock, Show Pigs, Semen)

• Sampson Sheep

Harry & Jeannine Sampson PO Box 1115, Gazelle, CA 96034 (530) 435-2476 Email: Website: (Club Lambs)

• Shadow Oaks Ranch Club Lambs Jim Clayton 1084 W. Prosperity Ave., Tulare, CA 93274 (559) 688-7645; Cell: (559) 901-5990 Email: Website: (Club Lambs)

• Shining Star Club Lambs

Paul & Ginny Strametz 702 McMahon Rd., Hollister, CA 95023 (831) 634-1044; (831) 801-1715 (C) Email: (Quality Club Lambs)

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• AAA Elite Genetics

• Thompson Bros. Livestock

• Ridenhour Club Lambs

Floyd Ridenhour 667 Alexander Valley Rd., Healdsburg, CA 95448 (707) 431-7701 E-mail: (Black Face Club Lambs, Breeding Stock)

Trent Tomlinson P.O. Box 133, Lapoint, UT 84039 (435) 790-5458 E-mail: Website: (Wether Sires — Hamps, Suffolks, Crossbred, Speckle Faced & White Faced; Club Lambs)

• Spring Valley Land & Livestock

• Reedley College Agriculture & Natural Resources


• Tomlinson Club Lambs

Stornetta Family (Steve, Diana, Stefanie, Dawn & Tori) 4901 Gravenstein Hwy. North Sebastopol, CA 95472 (707) 823-7516; (707) 490-2607 (Club Lambs)

• Pavletich Club Lambs

Scott, Annette, Jason & Courtney 17324 Rosedale Hwy, Bakersfield, CA 93312 (661) 589-5669 (Club Lambs)

• Spring Creek Ranch Club Lambs

• Pagliaro-Bohan Club Lambs

Tony & Rori Pagliaro 2187 Welzel Lane, Sonoma, CA 95476 (707) 815-1740; (707) 732-7336 Email: Website: (Club Lambs, Southdowns)

David Boatman 5700 N.W. Rye Grass Rd., Prineville, OR 97754 (541) 815-0205 Email: (Club Lambs,Wether Sires & Dams)

Dustin, Hilary, Skottlynn & Holland Snyder 6353 Road 8 1/2, Firebaugh, CA 93622 (559) 659-2512; (C) (559) 706-9540 Email: (Club Lambs,Wether Sires & Dams)

• Nunes Club Lambs & Project Goats


• Boatman Club Lambs

• Snyder Club Lambs

• Nicewonger Club Lambs

John & Carol Nicewonger 6706 Lon-dale Rd., Oakdale, CA 95361 (209) 847-8976 Email: (Club Lambs)

Jeffrey & Nancee Siebert 19235 W. Ave. C, Lancaster, CA 93536 (H) (661) 724-2441; (C) 805) 358-3716 Email: Website: (Club Lambs, Southdowns & Club Pigs)


• Homen Farms

Henry Homen 3749 Blue Gum, Modesto, CA 95358 (209) 526-2337 (H); (209) 613-3678 (M) (Hamp & York Breeding Stock, Project Pigs)

• Potter’s Emmett Valley Ranch Kevin Potter 3738 County Line Rd., Emmett, ID 83617 (208) 365-3621 Email: Website: (Club Lambs, R.R. Rams; delivery to Calif.)

• KV Swine

Debbie Violini P.O. Box 19, Gonzales, CA 93926 (831) 675-2662 (Hamps,Yorks, X-Breds — Show Pigs)

• Turnbough Club Lambs

• Loin Eye Hog Farms

Denise, Donna & Dave P.O. Box 841, Meridian, ID 83680 (208) 887-0886 (All Sheep QR or RR)

Paul J. Fernandes, Jr. 4362 Esmar Rd., Ceres, CA 95307 H (209) 664-0309 • M(209) 608-2697 Email: (Yorks, Hamps, X-breds)


• M.B. Show Pigs

Mario & Michele Buoni 10400 Old River Rd., Bakersfield, CA 93311 (661) 397-8940; (661) 201-3042 (c) (Hamps, Durocs,Yorks, Chesters, Spots – Show Hogs)

• Millar Show Pigs

Tom Millar 8209 County Road 29, Glenn, CA 95943 (530) 520-1655; (530) 990-6465 (Durocs, Hamps,Yorks, X-Bred Show Pigs, Semen Sale)

• Modesto Junior College

John Mendes 435 College Ave., Modesto, CA 95350 (209) 575-6205 Email: (Breeding Stock, Project Pigs, Semen Sales)

• Moench Farms

Wilbert & Dennis Moench 24701 Ave. 106, Terra Bella,CA 93270 (559) 535-4347 (Hamps,Yorks, Durocs, X-Bred • Breeding Stock & Project Pigs)

• No Limit Genetics

Adam, Becky & Carson Mendonza 2500 S. Walton Ave.,Yuba City 95993 (209) 602-6106 (Adam) or (530) 682-9262 (Becky) Website: (Year Round Show Pigs & Seedstock)

• Ottenwalter Show Pigs

Mark & Sandy Ottenwalter 2260 Lurline Ave., Colusa, CA 95932 (530) 458-5700 (o); (530) 681-9799 (m) (Show Pigs, Seedstock)

• Panero Farms

Rhys & Jeanine Panero 11935 S.Van Allen Rd., Escalon, CA 95320 (209) 838-7570 (H) E-mail: (Showpigs and breeding stock)

• Pork Palace

Randy Jones 1503 S. Hwy. 101, Gaviota, CA 93117 (805) 350-1459 (Cell.); (805) 688-0337 (Home) E-mail: (Show Pigs Available)

• Posse Show Pigs

Billy Barnes 10600 S. Union, Bakersfield, CA 93307 (661) 201-2330 (Show Pigs)

• Power House Farms

Nathan Copp (Los Banos) 2129 S. 10th St., Los Banos, CA 93635 H: (209) 827-0460; C: (559) 280-0119 (Show Pigs & Breeding Stock)

• Reedley College Agriculture & Natural Resources David Lopes 995 N. Reed Ave., Reedley, CA 93654 (559) 683-0319 Email: Website: (Duroc,Yorkshire, X-Breds — Breeding Stock & Club Pigs)

• Seaver Show Pigs

Jerry Seaver 4209 Hwy. 45, Colusa, CA 95932 (530) 458-2026 (Hamps,Yorks, X-Breds – Show Pigs)

• Small Town Genetics

James Backman 2812 N. Hickman Rd., Denair, CA 95316 (209) 620-4106 (c) (209) 667-4144 (farm phone/fax) Email: (Yorks, Hamps, Durocs, Show Pigs)

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Del Petersen Sheep Ranch 710 N. Thompson, Nipomo, CA 93444

Consignors: Petersen Club Lambs • Farao Club Lambs Leventini Club Lambs • Ryan Club Lambs

2012 Red Wave Classic Grand Champion Market Lamb Sired by Diamond Shown by Josh Mendez

2012 Monterey Co. Fair Supreme Champion Lamb Sired by MVP Shown by A.J. Sidor

2012 Big Fresno Fair Res. Grand Champ. 4-H Mkt. Lamb Sired by MVP; Shown by Samantha Gambril

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• Triangle L Farms

David & Josh Luis 14545 East Donahue Rd., Ripon, CA 95366 (209) 604-8695 Email: (Show Pigs)

• Tyauve Farms

Anne Dawson; David Smith 2366 Dayton Rd., Chico, CA 95928 Anne: (530) 894-8493; David: (530) 518-2416 Email: (Yorks, Hamps & X-Breds)

• Western Stars Farm

Cy Hawkins P.O. Box 1326 2299 Zumwalt Rd., Williams, CA 95987 (530) 473-2264 Email: (Breeding Stock — Hamps, Duroc, X-Breds, Project Pigs)

East of the Rockies Rick & Niki Whitman 166 CR 425, Lometa, TX 76853 Rick: (512) 540-1119; Niki: (512) 540-1490 E-mail: Website: (Duroc, Hamp,York & X-Breds; Club Pigs)


• Krische Family Swine

Ed, Sharon & Logan 12107 Meadows Rd., White City, OR 97503 (541) 826-1416; (541) 944-1549 (cell) Email: Website: (Club pigs, seedstock and semen)

Market Goats


• Dusty Acres Meat Goats

Diane Bales & Derek Carpenter 2806 W. Skyline Rd., Benson, AZ 85602 (520) 834-5198 (Project Goats & Percentage Boer Does)

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• Grimsley Cattle & Goats


Austin Grimsley P.O. Box 1009, Tres Pinos, CA 95075 (831) 207-7564 Email: Website: (Club Goats & Purebred Seedstock)

• Ariaz Mtn. Ranch

Pat Ariaz 1904 State Hwy. 132, La Grange, CA 95329 (209) 969-4307 (cell); home: (209) 852-9606 Email: (Fullblood & percentage does & wethers)

• HJ Boer Goats

Kyle Jefferson & Stephanie Horton 30110 Grooms Rd., Oakdale, CA 95361 (209) 614-5664 Email: Website: (Show Wethers & Percentage Does)

• B&B Boers

Mitchell Schulte 16229 The Lords Way, Bakersfield, CA 93314 (661) 706-5042 (Club Goats)

• Jones Show Goats

Randy Jones 1503 S. Hwy. 101, Gaviota, CA 93117 (805) 350-1459 Email: (Show Project Goats)

• Blevins Boer Goats

Jon & Roberta Blevins 2722 Paseo Ave., Live Oak, CA 95953 (H) (530) 695-3484; Jon's cell: (530) 682-0577 Email: Website: (Quality Purebreds & Percentage Does & Bucks; Market & Project Wethers)

• Lazy B3 Boer Goats

Reb, Stacey & Hazen Bisnett 9306 Gem Crest Way, Elk Grove, CA 95624 (916) 715-6053 Email: Website: 9286 Sheldon Rd., Elk Grove, CA 95624 (Project Mkt. Goats, Fullblood & % Boer Goats)

• Bush Show Goats

• RW Genetics

Dan and Mary Ann Bush 2345 Salinas Rd., San Juan Bautista, CA 95045 (831) 623-4316; (831-905-5665 (C) Email: Website: (Club Goats)

• Moonstone Ranch, Inc.

Bruce & Rebecca Cogswell Bakersfield, CA 93308 (661) 393-2457 E-mail: Website: (Club Goats, % Does)

• Cuneo Valley Ranch

Vicky Ehrhardt Jackson, California (209) 256-4924 Email: Website: (Show Wethers, Championship bloodlines, Full Bloods, Percentages)

• Olive Knoll Ranch

Catherine Acly 5887 Romel Road, Angels Camp, CA 95222 (209) 754-4580 Website: (Wether Goats, percentage & fullblood does)

• Del Sol Goats

Vince & Pam Sola; Tony & Emily Coito P.O. Box 190, Tipton, CA 93272 (559) 901-1781 Email: Website: (Show wethers, Full Bloods and % Does)

• Radiant Reds

Megan Shepherd P.O. Box 97, Bella Vista, CA 96008 (916) 705-1582 Email: Website: (Fullbloods, Percentages and Wethers)

• Flying S Livestock

Jack, Sarah, Nicole & Jared Smith 7156 Golden State Highway, Unit B Bakersfield, CA 93308 (661) 399-0507 Email: (Show Wethers)

• Red Oak Ranch

• Gold Country Boers

Iris or Sammy Lerena P.O. Box 8025 Marysville, CA 95901 (530) 749-0466; (530) 300-3334 Email: Website: (High Quality Boer Goats - show & breeding stock)

Nancy Wilson 4335 Garden Bar Road, Lincoln, CA 95648 (916) 645-8050 Email: Website: (Fullbloods & Percentages of all colors — Breeding & Showing)

• Rocking 4R Boer Goat ranch

Mike & Maureen Reis 7320 Hackman Rd., Dixon, CA 95620 (H) (707) 693-1893; Mike - cell (707) 483-6303 Maureen - cell (209) 601-5892 Email: (Quality Purebreds & Percentage Does & Bucks; Market & Projecat Wethers)

• Rumie Boer Goats

Karen Molta 6136 N. Locan Ave., Clovis, CA 93619 (559) 403-6779 Email: Website: (Show Quality Meat Goats — Fullbloods & Percentages)

• UC Davis Goat Facility

Jan Carlson Dept. of Animal Science, Davis, CA 95616 (530) 752-6792 Email: (Project Wethers and % Boer Does)

• White Rail Ranch

Chuck & Judy Kaye 22819 Avenue 124, Porterville, CA 93257 (559) 788-1085; (707) 548-1486 (cell) Email: (Club Goats, % Does)

• Wilton Boer Goat Ranch

10064 Collings Road, Wilton, CA 95693 Website: (916) 687-8030 Email: (4-H/FFA project wethers, FB show and breeding stock. Offering black genetics.)

East of the Rockies • Dynasty Meat Goats

Cameron Sasser 12131 C Oak Grove Rd., Stanfield, NC 28163 (980) 521-7458 Email: (Club Meat Goats & Does)

• Hummel Livestock

Dale Hummel (815) 405-4111 Crede Garriott (812) 595-3975 3980 N. 1500 E Road Cabery, IL 60919 Email: Website: (Club wethers; Commercial & % does)

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• Gator Auction Co.

• Photos by Tracy

Col. Geoff Gates Clovis, CA (559) 977-1318 Email: (Specializing in all classes of Livestock)

Buildings • Webb & Son

Deron & Karen Johns, Lic. No. 335463 678 N. Plano St., Porterville, CA 93257 Phone: (559) 784-2951; Fax: (559) 782-1804 Deron Johns: (559) 647-1611 Kari Rivera: (559) 306-7010 (Commercial, Industrial, Agricultural, Institutional Construction. Fairgrounds Construction, Show Barns, Sale Facilities, Equestrian Arenas, Metal Buildings)

Feed Companies • ShowMaster Feeds

Cargill Animal Nutrition, Cargill Inc. P.O. Box 369, Stockton, CA 95201 (209) 982-4632 Website: (“Nourishing Animals Through Successful Partnerships”)

Feed Stores Hauling • Bob May Livestock & Hauling

Bob & Nancy May (530) 200-0866 Red Bluff, CA Email: (For all your livestock needs. Check out our website for all we have to offer!)


• Hometown Insurance Services Randy Jones (805) 688-6418 1571 Mission Drive, Solvang, CA 93463 Email: Website: (Farm, Ranch, Life, Health, Business, Auto & Livestock)


• Couture Cowgirl N Company

Celeste Settrini & Sara Landis 250 Natividad Road, Salinas, CA 93906 (831) 320-1527 Email: Web: (Full service graphic & communication business for the agriculture industry)

Tracy Bjornestad — Photographer (530) 339-0165 P.O. Box 2368, Flournoy, CA 96029 E-mail: (Livestock & Special Events Photography)

Quality Showpigs, at reasonable prices, available year-round

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• Show Photo by Katina

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Sale Management

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Tommy Ayres (406) 531-6130 Cara Ayres (406) 531-6131 1229 Iron Cap Dr., Stevensville, MT 59870 Email: (Full Service Sale Management)


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• Winners Edge®

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• Grainery

Diane Bales (520) 834-5198 2806 W. Skyline Rd., Benzon, AZ 85602 Email: (Full line of show supplies, equipment & feed)

• The Nasco Catalog Outlet Store (209) 545-1600 ext 124&139 Store fax (209) 846-6557 4825 Stoddard Rd., Modesto, CA 95356 Email: website: (Ag supplies and equipment, incl. products for animal ID, showing & grooming, breed promotion, A.I., animal health, crops & soils, plus hundreds of hard-to-find farm items. Also boots and clothing, housewares & gift items.)

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• STAT Livestock Supply Amy Lehfeldt (209) 321-2832 Travis Lehfeldt (209) 321-5977 5472 Wilkins Ave. Oakdale, CA 95361 Email: Website: (Show Supplies)

• Sullivan’s Supply

Lee Harrison (209) 367-5972 5991 E. Kettleman Lane Lodi, CA 95240 Email: Website: (Show supplies, feed supplements, halters, blankets, brushes, and much more — for all species)

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SAILA Spring Junior Livestock Show (Pima County Fairgrounds-Tucson) July Safford SAILA Jackpot website: July Holbrook SAILA Jackpot website: August Sonoita SAILA Jackpot website: For additional information regarding above shows, please contact the SAILA office at (520) 792-1060 Nov. 29 Kruse Show Camp (Canyon State Academy – Queen Creek)


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Mar. 16 (pg. 16) Mar. 16 Mar. 16-17

Gold Country Jackpot (Calaveras Co. Fairgrounds-Angels Camp) Kruse Show Camp (Chino Fairgrounds-Chino) Northern Exposure Spring Lamb, Hog, Meat Goat & STEER Jackpot (2 shows) (Location to be announced) (pg. 5) Mar. 19 Desert Showpigs Online Sale (the Drive EV website) (pg. 5) Mar. 23 Desert Showpigs Live Sale (Santa Barbara Co. Fairgrounds - Santa Maria) (pg. 19) Mar. 23-24 Monterey Bay Classic (Monterey County Fairgrounds-Monterey) Mar. 23-24 Pacific Coast Jackpot of Gold (Kern Co. Fairgrounds – Bakersfield) (pg. 5 & Back Cvr.) Mar. 24 "Focused On Quality" Sale (Atascadero High School Farm) (pg. 45) Mar. 30 Del Petersen West Coast Show Lamb Sale (Petersen Ranch - Nipomo) (pg. 55) Mar. 30 MJC Champions Choice Sale (Agriculture Pavilion – Modesto Jr. College) (pg. 60) Mar. 30-Apr. 1 Chico State and Friends 3rd Annual Online Project Animal Sale (pg. 1) Apr. 5-6 Silveira Bros. Fall Born Open House Sale (At the ranch - Firebaugh) (pg. 1) Apr. 6 Silveira Bros. Fall Born Internet Heifer Sale (pg. 15) Apr. 6 Calif. Suffolk & Hamp Sheep Breeders Assn. Sale (MJC Pavilion - Modesto) April 6 TCA Classic Steer & Heifer Show (Roseville Fairground) (pg. 55) April 6 19th Annual MJC “Showdown in Motown” Hog, Sheep & Goat Show (Agriculture Pavilion-MJC West Campus-Modesto) (pg. 49) April 7 Ottenwalter Show Pigs #3 “Dedicated to Dominating” California Sale (at Ranch in Colusa and online at April 10 Ottenwalter Purebreds Only Online Sale (online at (pg. 16) Apr. 13 Kruse Show Camp (Santa Maria Fairpark-Santa Maria) (pg. 51) Apr. 13 Pavletich Club Lambs Board Bid Sale (at the farm - Bakersfield) (pg. 19) Apr. 20 West Coast Alliance Boer Goat Sale (San Joaquin Co. Fairgrounds – Stockton) (pg. 51) Apr. 27 Nasco's Annual Showing & Fitting Field Day (Modesto) Apr. 27-28 Valley Classic Boer Goat Show (2 Shows) (San Joaquin Co. Fairgrounds-Stockton) (pg. 49) May 1 Ottenwalter Show Pigs Online Sale (online at (pg. 49) May 30 Ottenwalter Show Pigs Online Sale (online at (pg. 2) May 5 World Championship Showmanship Competition (at Merced Co. Spring Fair - Los Banos) May 10-12 Tony Nicoletti Memorial Jackpot Show (Siskiyou Golden Fairgrounds - Yreka) May 11 Kruse Show Camp (MJC Ag Pavilion – Modesto) (pg. 4) May 25-26 "Strive for the Drive" Pig & Meat Goat Sale (at Granite Station Saddlery & Feed – Bakersfield) (pg. 4) May 25-26 Calif. Jr. Angus State Fieldday/Preview Show (Stanislaus Co. Fairgrounds-Turlock) (pg. 4) May 25 Calif. Jr. Charolais State Fieldday (Stanislaus Co. Fairgrounds-Turlock) (pg. 4) May 25-26 Southwest Regional Hereford Show (Stanislaus Co. Fairgrounds-Turlock) May 25-26 High Desert Classic Jackpot Show (2 shows) (San Bernardino Co. Fairgrounds-Victorville) (pg. 19) June 8 Silicon Valley Swine Jackpot (Emma Prusch Farm Park – San Jose) (pg. 22) June 15 Stateline Spectacular Jackpot Show (Tulelake) (pg. 16) June 15 Kruse Show Camp (Reedley College – Reedley) June 29 Granite Station Shootout Progress Show (Kern County Fairgrounds – Bakersfield) July 6-7 49’er Jubilee ABGA Boer Goat Show (Angels Camp) July 10-28 California State Fair (Sacramento) Aug. 8-10 Surf n Turf Jackpot (San Benito Co. Fairgrounds - Hollister) Fall Oktoberfest Boer Goat Show & Jackpot (MJC Ag Center – Modesto) Oct. 5 West Coast Alliance Boer Goat Sale (San Joaquin Co. Fairgrounds-Stockton) (pg. 27) Oct. 17-20 Grand National Rodeo, Horse & Stock Show (Cow Palace - San Francisco) Oct. 27 “Spotlight on Quality” Shorthorn Jackpot (Amador Co. Fairgrounds-Plymouth) Nov. 9-11 Northern Exposure Jr. Cattle Show (2 shows) (Glenn Co. Fairgrounds-Orland) Nov. 17 CNPHA 13th Annual Hereford Classic Junior Jackpot Show (Amador Co. Fairgrounds-Plymouth)

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Angus Days (Stanislaus Co. Fairgrounds-Turlock) Holiday Classic (2 shows) (Kern Co. Fairgrounds-Bakersfield) Valley Classic Boer Goat Show (San Joaquin Co. Fairgrounds-Stockton)

Treasure Valley Classic Jackpot Show (Homedale) Northwest Jr. Hereford Invitational & Jackpot Show (Split Butte Livestock-Minidoka) Magic Valley Classic (Gooding) Stateline Swine Showcase (Payette Co. Fairgrounds-New Plymouth) Magic Valley Classic (Gooding) Idaho Jr. Beef Expo (Filer) Northwest Regional Jr. Hereford Show (Filer) Treasure Valley Swine Spectacular (Western Idaho Fairgrounds-Boise) Southern Idaho Extravaganza (Twin Falls Co. Fairgrounds-Filer) Eastern Idaho Summer Classic (Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds-Blackfoot) Western Idaho Fair & Jr. Hereford Show (Boise) Twin Falls Co. Fair / Open Mkt. Steer & Breeding Cattle Show (Twin Falls)

Nevada July 26-28 ABGA Reno Classic Show (Reno Livestock Center-Reno) (pg. 33) May 30-June 1 All American Nugget Sheep Show & Sale ( Reno) Oct. 26 Kruse Show Camp (location to be announced)

OREGON (Back Cover) Apr. 13 April 20 May May (pg. 11) May 17-18 May 25 May June June 16 June 20-22

Champion Drive Hog Sale (Canby) Umpqua Valley Jr. Classic (Douglas County Fairgrounds-Roseburg) LBCC/OSU College Classic Jackpot Show (Benton County Fairground-Corvallis) Southern Oregon Junior Classic (Central Point) Oregon Jr. Livestock Expo (Albany) 5 Peaks Classic Jackpot – 2 Shows (Madras) Stockman Spring Classic (Canby) Juniper Jackpot Show (Deschutes Co. Fairgrounds - Redmond) Klamath Jackpot (Klamath) Pacific International Jr. Livestock Show (Prineville)

UTAH Apr. 13 April 26-27 June July 26-27 Nov. 1-2

USU True Blue Aggie Classic Jackpot (Logan) 2nd Annual Breeders Elite Club Lamb/Goat Sale & Jackpot Show (Heber) Golden Elite Jackpot Show (Box Elder Fairgrounds – Tremonton) 4th Annual Rocky Mountain Jackpot: The Finale (Heber) RMJSS Fall Kick-off Steer & Heifer Sale & Jackpot (Spanish Fork)

WYOMING May 31-June 2 June 15

Fremont County Spring Spectacular (Fremont County Fairgrounds - Riverton) High Desert Classic Sheep Jackpot (Uintah County Fairgrounds – Evanston)

OTHER (pg. 3) Mar. 31 April 1 (pg. 3) Apr. 20 April 22 April 26 (pg. 28) Apr. 15 May 20 June 16-21 June 24-29 June 29 June 29-July 5 July 1-5 July 5-11 July 14-21 July 14-20 Aug. 10 Oct. 11

Poe Hampshires "The Genetic Edge" (Indiana) Pfeiffer Farms Online Wether Sale ( Poe Hampshires 24th Annual Production Sale (Indiana) Pfeiffer Farms Online Doe Kid Sale ( Pfeiffer Farms Live Wether Sale (Orlando, OK) Deadline for Sullivan Supply/ Stock Show University Scholarship Program Pfeiffer Farms Online Doe & Wether Sale ( National Jr. Chianina & Maine Anjou Show (Grand Island, NE) National Jr. Shorthorn Show (Des Moines, IA) Pfeiffer Farms Live Wether Sale (Orlando, OK) National Jr. Limousin Show & Congress (Springfield, MO) AGJA (Gelbvieh) Northern Lights Classic (Rochester, MN) National Jr. Angus Show (Kansas City, MO) Jr. National Hereford Expo (Kansas City, MO) AIJCA Charolais Jr. National (Texarkana, AR) Pfeiffer Farms Live Wether Sale (Orlando, OK) Pfeiffer Farms Live Wether Sale (Orlando, OK)

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BOARD BID SALE Saturday, April 13th

2012 Kern Co. Fair Res. Grand Champion Market Lamb. Shown by Brittnie Colvard; Sired by Republican.

2012 Kern County Fair Reserve Champion Spring Ewe. Shown by Nicholas Henry; Sired by Bonified Son

2012 California State Fair Res. Grand Champion Market Lamb. Shown by Nicole Bayne; Sired by Davy Jones.

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2012 San Juan (New Mexico) Co. Fair Grand Champion Market Lamb. Shown by Samantha Nystrom; Sired by Inferno.

2012 Kern County Fair Champion 4H Suffolk Market Lamb. Shown by Sarah McClure; Sired by Davy Jones

2012 Santa Barbara Co. Fair Champion FFA AOB Market Lamb. Shown by Ashley Tremper; Sired by Republican.

Res. Grand Champ. Market Lamb, 2012 Ventura Co. Fair. Shown by Elizabeth Paxton; Sired by Inferno.

2012 Kings Fair Res. Champ. 4-H Market Lamb. Shown by Trenton VanderVeen. Sired by Bonified son.

Sale Location: At the Farm, 2012 Alameda County Fair Grand Champion Ewe. Shown by Alexandra Castello; Sired by Bonified son.

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Pig and Lamb Sale Selling 80 Hogs and 25 Lambs — perfect for Summer Fairs and Spring Jackpots!

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Reserve Champion Hamp, 2013 Arizona Nationals. Sired by GS 88-7.

Supreme Champion Hog, Intelli-Show Swine Jackpot. Sired by Neon Lights.

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BEST OF THE WEST — March 23rd

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