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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION of the HEARTLAND LIMOUSIN ASSOCIATION • MAR/APR 2017

Josh Guttau Named NALF Commercial Producer of the Year

In the Yards - NWSS

NEWS

350 acres in Treynor and 1,000 acres at their Glenwood site. Josh maintains a strict breeding limit for bulls; yearling bulls naturally service 20 cows, 2-yearold bulls are allowed 30 cows, and 3-yearold bulls and older cover 30-35 cows. A 75-day calving season is the goal. Guttau retains approximately 25 percent of the heifer crop as possible replacements. He prefers homozygous black and polled. Timber Stream Cattle Co. includes 1,250’ of fence line feed bunks used to winter cows and bulls, heifer development; and backgrounding calves to 550-750 weights before sending to feedlots for finishing or to a sale barn. Their herd consists of 500 cows (commercial Angus, Lim-Flex, and Hereford Black Baldies). They use all Limousin or Lim-Flex bulls purchased from Vorthmann Limousin and the Iowa Beef Expo. Congratulations, Josh!

Kiley McKinna Selected NALF Promoter of the Year iley McKinna of MC Marketing

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ADVERTISERS Anchor B Limousin......................7 B Bar Cattle.................................7 Barnaud Limousin......................22 Boyer Limousin..........................19 Buillis Creek Ranch....................23 Carpenter Cattle Co.....................7 Edwards Limousin.......................8 Great American Pie Sale.............21 KLBA Flint Hills Choice Sale.......9 LIMI-Gene................................11 Limousin Assn. of Wisconsin.....18 Linhart Limousin................. 29-31 Ludens Family Limousin... 23, IBC MC Marketing Management........3 Mill Road Limousin...................25 Peterson Farms...........................13 Peterson’s L7 Bar Limousin..... IFC Pinegar Limousin............. 16 & 17 ROM’N Limousin.....................20 Schott Limousin Ranch..............37 Super C Limousin......................24 Vaughn Farms..............................5 Wulf Cattle........................... OBC

osh Guttau of Timber Stream Cattle Co., McClelland, Iowa, was honored at the 2017 National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado, as the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Commercial Producer of the Year. The award was presented to Guttau at the annual banquet held at the DoubleTree Hotel Monday, January 9. Guttau is a sixth-generation agricultural and cattle producer in the southwestern part of Iowa. His fourth great-grandfather homesteaded some

Management was selected as the North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) Promoter of the Year. He was recognized at the annual banquet held January 9, 2017, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Denver, Colorado. This prestigious award is given to a person or industry who has displayed an active interest or role in promoting the Limousin breed. Roger Vorthmann of Treynor, Iowa, made the presentation and stated. “The recipient this year displays a passion for the Limousin breed and its breeders that is evident when you visit with him. Honesty, integrity, a pleasant personality, and a sincere care and concern for everyone he has contact with are descriptive of him. His energy and enthusiasm for Limousin and Lim-Flex cattle are contagious when you are around him.” Kiley and his brother, Mike, grew up on a farm/ranch in southeast Saskatchewan, Canada. He graduated from Redvers High School in Redvers,

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STATE NEWS Iowa News..................................18 Kansas News..............................20 Minnesota News.............. 22 & 23 Missouri News................. 24 & 25 Nebraska News...........................26 South Dakota News...................27 Wisconsin News.........................26

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Back In Time.................... 10 & 18 Covering Ground.........................4 Fullblood Limousin Alliance......28 Heartland Calendar......................3 Heartland Highlights....... 14 & 15 Junior Beat.................................33 NWSS Coverage.................... 8-13 On The Road Again.....................6 Recipe of the Month....................6 Sales..................................... 34-38

of the farm back in the 1860s and it still remains in the family. Josh stated, “It has been my honor to be the Guttau to bring our family ‘knee deep’ back into the cow-calf industry.” He started his career with an 8th grade 4-H breeding heifer project from his uncle’s cow herd which was across the road on the original family homestead. As a high school freshman, Josh built a file in Microsoft Excel that he still uses today for tracking cow and calving information. The file contains all of the information back to the beginning heifer 25 years ago. This has allowed him to make improvements over the years and create uniformity in the herd. The past two years, Josh has been able to use the success of his banking organization to launch their family ‘head first’ into the production side of the ag industry. The operation is now located in two places, 20 miles apart. They have

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39th Annual Production Sale APRIL 12 • 1 P.M. CDT AT THE RANCH • PUKWANA, SD

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Saskatchewan. Kiley received his Associate Degree in Animal Science in 2003 from Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture in Curtis, Nebraska, and in 2005 he received his Bachelor of Science Degree with a major in Ag Business from Fort Hays State University. Kiley was on the livestock judging teams at both schools. He began his career in the Limousin breed in 2005 working as a field man at Limousin World and he continued in that position until 2013. He embarked on a new venture in 2013, starting

MC Marketing Management. Kiley said, “After nine years of learning and understanding both the seedstock and marketing business, it was a natural transition into owning my own business.” His new role keeps him “on the road” traveling to sales, shows and other Limousin events. He continues to be a major sponsor and contributor to both junior and senior Limousin benefit auctions. Celebrating Kiley’s award at the banquet were his parents, Kelly and Jeannine McKinna. Kiley and his wife, Shawna, live in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. Congratulations, Kiley!

HEARTLAND CALENDAR MARCH___________________________________ 4 Linhart Limousin Annual “Business Done Right Bull Sale,” at the farm – Leon, IA 4  Limousin Assn. of Wisconsin Annual Meeting, Banquet/Benefit Auction – Log Cabin, Bangor, WI 5

Limousin Assnn. of Wisconsin State Sale – Sparta, WI

7-8 Wulf Cattle Sale Preview, Sandy Ridge Ranch – Atkinson, NE 9

ATAK Limousin Annual Online Bull Sale – MC Marketing

10 Kansas Limousin Breeders Assn. Annual Meeting, Banquet/Benefit Auction – El Dorado, KS 11 Kansas Limousin Breeders Association State Sale – El Dorado, KS 12 Boyer Limousin Annual Production Sale, at the farm – Liberty, NE 14 Buck Ridge Cattle Co. Online Sale – RRMarketplace.com 18  Pinegar Limousin “Herdbuilder XXIII Sale,” at the farm – Springfield, MO 18 Vaughn Farms “Genetics for the Future” Sale – Napoleon, ND 21 Schott Limousin Ranch “Final Roundup Bull Sale” – Mobridge, SD 25  Bruner Limousin 35th Annual “Genetic Power Bull Sale” – Madison, SD 27 Hager Cattle Co. 11th Annual Limousin & Lim-Flex Bull Sale – Mandan, ND 30 Wulf Cattle Seminar, at the farm – Morris, MN 31 Wulf Cattle “Opportunity Sale of 2017”, at the farm – Morris, MN

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Ludens Family Farm Annual Sale, at the farm – Viborg, SD

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Brown Land & Cattle Online Sale – RRMarketplace.com

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Schilling Cattle Bull Sale – Oakley, KS

8 Missouri Limousin Breeders Assn. Annual Meeting, Banquet/Benefit Auction – Lebanon, MO 9

The Great American Pie Sale – Lebanon, MO

12 Peterson’s L7 Bar Limousin “39th Annual Sale,” at the farm – Pukwana, SD 25 Linhart Limousin Annual “Divas Online Fall-born Heifer Sale” – MC Marketing 29  Pinegar Limousin “Road to Grand Island Heifer Sale” & “Select Breeders Limousin Sale,” at the farm – Springfield, MO

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Vol. 25 • Issue 2 • Mar/Apr 2017

By Dean Summerbell

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ow, what a February! Limousin activity in the Heartland was busy with sales, banquets, and many miles, miles, miles and more miles driven. Yet it is gratifying to know that the Limousin breed is alive and well.

Sometimes we become concerned that Limousin is on the decline because we hear that our product is not viable for the market demands. The Heartland continues to have a strong following using Limousin genetics in the commercial industry. Trends are always interesting

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY & ADVERTISING SALES DEAN SUMMERBELL 23244 Gopher Dr., East Bethel, MN 55005 Cell: (612) 963-3799 e-mail: bjsummerbell@gmail.com

DIRECTORS

IOWA Bob Bosch (515) 491-9163 Indianola, IA

MISSOURI

Shaun Edwards (660) 441-0811 New Bloomfield, MO

SOUTH DAKOTA

NEBRASKA

Glenn Treftz (605) 380-0014 Wetonka, SD

Mark Nutter (308) 645-2514 Thedford, NE

KANSAS

WISCONSIN

Randy Corns (620) 750-0924 Altoona, KS

Andy Peterson (715) 417-2253 Osceola, WI

MINNESOTA

FINANCIAL SECRETARY

Casey Fanta (320) 288-6128 Starbuck, MN

Ann Vorthmann (712) 566-2863 31112 Hwy 6, Treynor, IA 51575

to watch. The renewed demand for red bulls by our customers was apparent in the sales. The comments by commercial breeders indicating that they needed to put muscle back into their herd did not fall on deaf ears. The fact is, we need to constantly improve the product we produce. We have done a good job improving our two areas of concern. Docility still is a demand trait mainly because of our aging producers who do not want the hassle of difficult cattle. No breed has done more to improve the docility in their seedstock herds than Limousin. We all remember the stories from 20 years ago how rank our cattle were. We, as breeders, have made tremendous strides in creating a docile Limousin bull and female. We need to continue to be mindful of culling unruly animals. I believe we now can proudly say we are among the leaders in the industry in producing an acceptable docile bovine. The second trait of concern was that our strength of muscle was antagonistic to marbling. Again, we as breeders need to continue working toward putting more marbling in our finished product. However, close-outs of Limousininfluenced fat cattle indicate that we have made significant improvement in producing a choice product with increased yield as well. I have been receiving reports of close-outs from both seedstock and commercial producers that were mere pipe dreams a decade ago. The latest close-out on a producer’s cattle indicated an 80% Choice 1 and 2 with a 65.5 % yield.

There were no standards or no-rolls. One producer told me his close-outs reached a high level of choice and yield and he had used implants in some of those cattle. It is great, in my opinion, that we are producing a product that tops the market with verified results of high choice and high yield. Other breeds may hit the choice standard, but not many can do that and still maintain a high yield. We need to continue to strive to produce the excellent carcass quality with an excellent yield in order to maintain and grow our market share using Limousin genetics. There are articles in this issue of the Heart Beat concerning the upcoming National Junior Limousin Show and Congress July 1-7 in Grand Island, Nebraska. Read the articles and consider your participation in this can’t-miss summer event. The Heartland, thanks to its member states, are close to reaching our proposed budget for the event. Although some of the expected funds are not forthcoming, our back-up plan should help make-up for the deficit. It would be nice to have more people featured in our “picture project.” Please consider helping us meet our financial goal by sending in a picture ($100) that will place you in the stands. We also need volunteer workers to give a day or two helping the committees provide a great experience for the youth attending the NALJA show. Please consider volunteering your service to the show. Thank you!

MEMBERS AT LARGE Jim Venner Breda, IA 51436 (712) 830-8381

Norma Effertz Velva, ND 58790 (701) 624-5136

EDITOR BEVERLY SUMMERBELL PUBLISHED AT Ramsey Printing Co. – Lawrence, KS

GRAPHIC DESIGN PRECISION MARKETING Mary Quigley – maryRquigley@gmail.com (405) 260-3775

T.J. Callahan Centerview,MO 64019 (816) 215-0482

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Retiring NALF Board of Director members Warren Symens of Amherst, SD, and Bob Mitchell of Wauzeka, WI, were recognized and honored at the Pen and Carload show in Denver. NALF Director of Activities Katie Campbell presented them with an award for their service.

Island Fun in Grand Island

July 1-7, 2017 National Junior Limousin Show & Congress


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Genetics

MARCH 18, 2017 • 1 P.M. Napoleon Livestock • Napoleon, North Dakota

for the

Future

SELLING 66 LOTS

PRODUCTION SALE

SIRES REPRESENTED:

50 BULLS

Red & Black - All Polled - Purebred & Lim-Flex

16 BRED FEMALES

Red & Black - All Polled - Purebred Sell bred to DLV Xerox & DLVL Bicep

SALE HIGHLIGHTS

DLVL Xerox - DLVL Bicep DLVL Young Gun - TREF Zeus JYF Zeek - Wulfs Wagon Train SYES User Friendly & Others

DLVL

DEW THE DEW 664D

3/19/16 - HOMO Polled - Red - PB GV Austin 701A x DLVL Miss Xcellsior 227Z CE: 12 BW: -0.4 WW: 77 YW: 108 MK: 27 CM: 7 SC: 0.6 DC: 26 YG: -.19 CW: 29 RE: .88 MB: -.08 $MI: 52 BW: 75 - Adj. WW: 696

Broadcast Live on TOMV

For Sale Updates

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DIESEL 619D

3/1/16 - HOMO Polled - Red - PB GV Austin 701A x Miss Tom 118Y CE: 9 BW: 1.3 WW: 74 YW: 101 MK: 27 CM: 9 SC: 0.6 DC: 24 YG: -.32 CW: 26 RE: .94 MB: -.33 $MI: 43 BW: 82 - Adj. WW: 786

HERD SIRES DLVL

Family Owned & Operated Tom & Rita Vaughn & Sons

9741 142nd Ave. NE Cavalier, ND 58220 H: 701/265-4097 www.vaughnfarmslimousin.com Tom cell: 701/520-0110 David cell: 701/520-2556 Craig cell: 701/520-1624 e-mail: tomv2@polarcomm.com

YOUNG GUN 125Y

HOMO Polled - Red - PB Wulfs Wagon Train 3197W x DLVL Penny 408P CE: 5 BW: 3.1 WW: 62 YW: 82 MK: 50 CM: 10 SC: 0.8 DC: 45 YG: -.42 CW: 22 RE: .77 MB: -.32 $MI: 40 BW: 80 - Adj. WW: 752 Top-selling bull in our 2012 sale purchased by Bar 3R Limousin, SK. Semen $30, contact LIMI-Gene. HIS PROGENY SELL.

DLVL

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HOMO Polled - Red - PB TREF Zion 636X x DLVL Sky 605S CE: 13 BW: -2.0 WW: 60 YW: 89 MK: 21 CM: 5 SC: 0.4 DC: 24 YG: -.30 CW: 20 RE: .48 MB: -.45 $MI: 34 BW: 87 - Adj. WW: 723 - Adj. YW: 1,302 Owned with Jon Sutton, SD. Semen $30, contact LIMI-Gene HIS FIRST PROGENY SELL.


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Vol. 25 • Issue 2 • Mar/Apr 2017

By Bev Summerbell

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ow that the holidays are over and another National Western Stock Show is in the books, we are in the middle of a very busy sale season. Dean and I feel like our heads are “spinning,” driving from sale to sale. We ended up sleeping in our own bed eight nights the entire month of February. March looks a little better with most of the sales on the weekend. This year our schedule meant Dean and I had to go our separate ways on four occasions so we could attend all the activities in the Heartland. It was the only way that we could cover the sales, shows, and annual meetings. That’s why you may have seen one of us at an event but not the other. It was great to see so many of our Limousin friends from across the

country come together for the National Western Stock Show. It was a busy week with meetings, a banquet, a sale and three shows. Members of the Heartland Limousin Association helped with the NALF Hospitality tent in the Yards on Monday-Thursday. The coffee was always on and the popcorn was freshly popped. We appreciate everyone who stopped in to visit. A very special THANKS to the HLA members who helped in the tent. Jerry and Norma Effertz, Judy Symens and Tom Vaughn were always there to lend a hand, and John Symens was a big help when it was time to load up on Thursday. We are now focusing on the next big activity—the 2017 National Junior Limousin Show and Congress

Several years ago the Heartland Limousin Association put out a cookbook as a fundraiser. We appreciated everyone who submitted recipes for the book. Pam Callahan of Centerview, Missouri, sent in this recipe for Spaghetti Pie.

at the state fairgrounds in Nebraska. We hope you join us as we “Escape to Grand Island” July 1-7. The Heartland Limousin Association is hosting this show and it’s a big undertaking. We would appreciate the help from our members in a variety of ways. Contact Brenda Anderson, general chairman, and let her know when and how you can help during the week. As the old saying goes, “Many hands make light work.” In the last issue I wrote about funny experiences that Dean and I had while we were at cattle events. It’s happened once again! We were on our way home from Arizona, where we spent time over the holidays. While we were there, we made our yearly trip to Los Algodones to see Humberto, our dentist. We did some shopping and purchased a “donkey” as a gift for our son.

We made a very quick trip home, trying to avoid bad weather. The second night on the road, we were very tired and went right to bed. About midnight, Dean heard voices in the motel hallway. He thought they said, “We’ve got the donkey.” He was sure that someone had broken into our car. He got up, got dressed, and went out to check. Everything was just fine. The next morning we thought about it and decided what they really said was, “We’ve got the door key.” I was really tired that morning, after all the commotion during the night. I decided to apply some lotion; however, it would not rub in. After looking at the bottle, I discovered I had taken the shampoo rather than the lotion. A quick shower got rid of the sticky mess, but I did smell very good. Life on the road can be very interesting!

Member News Get well wishes are sent to Priscilla Schott of McLaughlin, SD. She had knee replacement surgery February 7. Our sympathy is extended to Mark Willette and his family of Delavan, MN, on the death of his father. His obituary is located on page 23. We also express our condolences to Martha Christie of Baldwin City, KS, on the death of her husband, Mike, February 6. His obituary is located on page 32.

Baylor Gordon Ludens was born 12/25/17 to parents Michael and Sarah Ludens of Viborg, SD, and big sisters Brooklyn (7) and Emily (4). Grandparents are Pam and Gordy Ludens, also of Viborg, and Ann and Dan Hawkes.

Spaghetti Pie 6 oz. cooked spaghetti noodles

1 cup cottage cheese

2 T. margarine

1 lb. browned hamburger

½ cup Parmesan cheese

1 jar spaghetti sauce

2 eggs, well beaten

½ cup Mozzarella cheese, shredded

• Mix cooked spaghetti, margarine, Parmesan and eggs together. • Layer this mixture into the bottom of a 9x13 pan. • Spread cottage cheese. • Mix the browned hamburger and spaghetti sauce together, pour over the top of the noodles. • Bake 25 minutes at 350 degrees. • Sprinkle with shredded cheese and bake 5 minutes more, until the cheese melts. • You can double this recipe and still put it in the 9/13 pan.

Courtney Nolz and Eliott Coughlin were married January 1, 2017, at the State Game Lodge in Custer State Park, Custer, SD. Parents of the couple are Dave and Peggy Nolz of NOLZ Limousin, Mitchell, SD; and Paul and Stephanie Coughlin, Pierre, SD. Courtney owns CCXO, an online clothing and lifestyle boutique; and Eliott is a Superintendent for Puetz Corporation.


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Vol. 25 • Issue 2 • Mar/Apr 2017

NALF Annual Meeting Held in Denver

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he North American Limousin Foundation (NALF) held their annual membership meeting and election of board members Monday morning, January 9, 2017, at the National Western Club in Denver, Colorado. Two new members were elected to serve three-year terms on the board. They are Dan Hunt of Oxford, Nebraska, and Gene Raymond of Garnett, Kansas. Three NALF directors were re-elected for a second three-year term. They are Gary

Fuchs of Cameron, Texas; Gary Gates of Absarokee, Montana; and Joey Freund of Elizabeth, Colorado. The annual meeting included the “State of the Breed” review given by Mark Anderson, NALF Executive Director and Joe Epperly, Assistant Executive Director. In addition, committee reports were given, a financial review was presented by Gary Fuchs, NALF treasurer, and Robert Loewen, auditor, and the minutes

The 2017 NALF Board of Directors: (front row) President, Bret Begert; Vice President, Dexter, Edwards; Secretary, Jim Bob Henrickson; Treasurer, Gary Fuchs; Member-at-Large, Austin Hager; President Ex-Officio, Chad Settje. (back row) Dr. Mark Barker, Greg Blaydes, Dan Hunt, Curt Wieczorek, Fred Wacker, Gene Raymond, Dennis Alt, Joey Freund, NALF Executive Director, Mark Anderson.

BULLS

FOR SALE

PRIVATELY

from the last meeting were voted on by the members. Rebecca Ferda, chairman, gave a presentation and showed a video on the 2018 International Limousin Congress (ILC) that will take place in Denver, Colorado, July 19-27. The ILC is a global organization for Limousin Associations around the world. It not only serves as an opportunity to exchange industry and research knowledge, but also provides a memorable

experience on the culture of the host country. Those attending head home with memories and lasting friendships. This event is held every two years and is hosted by a different country. The first ILC took place in 1973 in France and the United States hosted it in 1992. Other countries who have served as hosts are Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Ireland, Italy, Mexico, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Zimbabwe.

A good crowd attended the annual NALF meeting in Denver.

Bulls like Common Law available on a first-come, first-served basis. POWERUL. STOUT. BULLS Congratulations to the nominees for the 2017 Commercial Producer of the Year: John and Carissa Soukup of Lesteville, SD; Josh and Dane Guttau of McClelland, IA; Rick and Pam Gaston of Caledonia, MO and Leon and Janie Vogel of Gothenburg, NE.

Jay Langdeau (member of the South Dakota Limousin Association Board of Directors) of Ft. Pierre attended the annual NALF banquet in Denver during the NWSS.

All inquiries welcome. Come see the bulls! Watch for details on our online sale.

EMMETT & DEBBIE • SCOTT & SHAUN 21853 Hwy. AA • Higginsville, MO 64037 • e-mail: dedwards@ctcis.net Emmett: 816-726-1919 (c) • Shaun: 660-441-0811 (c) • Scott: 660-641-0409 (c)

NALF Board of Directors member Curt Wiezcorek and wife Leeanne of Mt. Vernon, SD attended the NALF banquet in Denver on January 9th.


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Heartland Exhibitors Honored for MOE Standings

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esults of the Medal of Excellence (MOE) standings were announced at the Genetics on Ice Banquet at the DoubleTree Hotel in Denver, Colorado, January 9, 2017. Congratulations to the following Heartland exhibitors for their success in the show ring this past year.

NATIONAL STANDINGS

Purebred Female—Gold Award went to Riverstone Charmed owned by Madison Ratliff of Westphalia, Kansas. This female was also #1 in the South-Central Region. Lim-Flex Female—Gold Award (tie) went to AUTO Luckie Lady 280C ET owned by Cody Heavin of Springfield, Missouri. This female was also #1 in the Central Region. Gold Award (tie) went to ELCX Candy 330C owned by Wies Limousin Ranch, Wellsville, Missouri, and Edwards Land & Cattle Co., Beulaville, North Carolina. This female was #2 in the Central Region. Silver Award went to ELCX Girl Crush 421B ET owned by Wies Limousin Ranch and Edwards Land & Cattle Co. Purebred Bulls—Bronze Award went to ELCX Kings Landing 599D ET owned by Wies Limousin Ranch and Edwards Land & Cattle Co. This bull was #1 in the Central Region. Lim-Flex Bulls—Gold Award went to ELCX Draft Day 395B owned by Edwards Land & Cattle Co. and Wies Limousin Ranch. Bronze Award went to SEEE Common Law owned by Scott Edwards of Higginsville, Missouri. This bull was also #1 in the Central Region. Dams Gold Award went to AUTO Luckie Too 423Y owned by Cody Heavin of Springfield, Missouri. Silver Award went to AUTO Rebeca 292S owned by Pinegar Limousin of Springfield, Missouri.

REGIONAL STANDINGS

Purebred Females Central—#2—went to CRJD Cinnamon Sugar owned by Drake Wood of Lee’s Summit, Missouri. Mid-Western—#1—went to California Girl owned by Alexa Montagne of Elk Point, South Dakota. #2—went to MJ Cagney 7C ET owned by Ben Spencer of Gibbon, Nebraska. South Central—#2—went to SCRN Blaire 126B owned by Ashlee Sue Corns, Altoona, Kansas. Purebred Bulls Central Region—#1—went to ELCX Kings Landing 599D ET owned by Wies Limousin Ranch and Edwards Land & Cattle Co. South-Central Region—#3—went to JHDL Red Ruger owned by Luke Sneed of Girard, Kansas. Lim-Flex Bulls Central Region—#2—AUTO Tahoe 132C ET owned by Summers Limousin Ranch of Independence, Missouri. #3—Rockin P Chisholm 703C owned by Ranae Poole of Windyville, Missouri. Mid-Western—#2—HUNT Dallas 108D owned by Hunt Limousin Ranch of Oxford, Nebraska. #3—HUNT Deluxe 102D owned by Hunt Limousin Ranch.

SATURDAY • MARCH 11, 2017 • 1:00 P.M. El Dorado Livestock Auction, El Dorado, KS (2593 SE U.S. Hwy. 54)

SELLING LIMOUSIN, LIM-FLEX & RED ANGUS BULLS & FEMALES Yearlings, Fall Yearlings & 2-year-old Bulls • Pairs, Breds & Open Heifers SALE BARN PHONE: (316) 320-3212

SALE SPONSORED BY THE Kansas Limousin Breeders Association

AUCTIONEER: RANDY WOODWARD (918) 557-3095

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT: JERRY MEEK (913) 594-1453 cell or e-mail at limobullptal@gmail.com

visit our website:

www.kansaslimousin.org


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Vol. 25 • Issue 2 • Mar/Apr 2017

Level I MOE Show Held in Denver

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total of 82 Limousin Purebred and Lim-Flex females and bulls competed in the Level I MOE Show in Denver, Colorado, January 11, 2017. Dan Shike of Urbana, Illinois, evaluated the 62 females and 20 bulls.

FEMALE SHOW Taking home the grand champion female banner and the Division V champion was the winner from the Purebred Junior Show. Riverstone Charmed, a 1/31/15 double black, double polled Purebred daughter of TMCK Durham Wheat 6030X out of HSF Your Fantasy was exhibited by Madison Ratliff of Westphalia, Kansas.

The reserve grand champion was shown by Jaden Linthicum of Welch, Oklahoma. This 50% Lim-Flex was the grand champion in the Lim-Flex Junior Show Tuesday. JCL Candy Girl LNLM 5514C is a 5/3/15 homozygous black, homozygous polled daughter of CALO Brickyard 902W out of JCL Undyling Love 013X. • Heartland Division Winners Division I reserve champion: Pinegar Limousin of Springfield, Missouri, with AUTO Dana 265D, a 4/1/16 daughter of MAGS Aviator. Division IV reserve champion: Cody Heavin of Springfield, Missouri, with AUTO Luckie Lady 280C ET, a 6/6/15 daughter of PVF Insight 0129. Division V reserve champion: Tanner Walden of Tonganoxie, Kansas, with SL Charmed Angel ET, a 2/6/15 daughter of MAGS Xyloid. Division VI champion: Ashlee Sue Corns of Altoona, Kansas, with SCRN Blaire 126B, a 12/12/14 daughter of Schilling’s Yannis.

Congratulations to Madison Ratliff of Westphalia, KS, for exhibiting the grand champion female in the junior Purebred show and the Level I MOE female show at the 2017 National Western Stock Show.

•Heartland Class Winners Class 2: Ashlee Sue Corns with SCAS Designer 922D, a 5/22/16 daughter of Schilling’s Yannis. Class 5: Ashlee Sue Corns with Schilling’s Daydream ET, a 3/11/16 daughter of RLBH Air Force One. Class 9: Cody Heavin with AUTO Danielle 205D ET, a 1/22/16 daughter of EXAR Blue Chip 1877B. Class 16: Joanna Moser of Morris, Minnesota, with AUTO Curious 277C ET, a 4/6/15 daughter of AUTO Cruze 132X. Class 18: Emma Smith of Hastings, Minnesota, with HMRP Cassie 502C, a 3/4/15 daughter of DHVO Deuce 132R. BULL SHOW The grand champion and Division V champion bull was TASF Crown Royal 960C ET, a 4/24/15 homozygous black, homozygous polled Purebred son of DHVO Deuce 132R out of TASF Whiskey Lullaby 357W. He was exhibited by JLC Land & Cattle,

Welch, Oklahoma, and Thomas & Sons, Boonsboro, Maryland. Clay Schilling of Edson, Kansas took home the reserve grand champion banner with his Division II champion Schilling’s Ditka, a 2/17/15 black, double polled 43% Lim-Flex son of EXAR Blue Chip 1877B out of Schilling’s Arielle. •Heartland Division Winners Division I reserve champion: Pinegar Limousin with AUTO Luckie Guy 1400D ET, a 4/28/16 son of AUTO Lucky Strike 118B. Division IV champion: Wies Limousin Ranch of Wellsville, Missouri with WLR Cold Play ET, a 5/16/15 son of OSU Class Act. Division IV reserve champion: Pinnell Limousin of Cuba, Missouri, with AUTO Deep Water 124C ET, a 5/2/15 son of AUTO Cruze 132X. Division V reserve champion: Scott Edwards of Higginsville, Missouri, with SEEE Common Law, a 3/4/15 son of EF Xcessive Force.

Taking reserve grand champion honors in the Level I MOE bull show at the 2017 National Western was Schilling Cattle of Edson, KS.

“Back in Time” Do You Know the Answer? The National Western Stock Show (NWSS) will be making significant changes over the next few years. There was a large display on the wall in the Pen and Carload Arena. It was interesting to see what they have planned for the future of the NWSS. Here are some questions about the history of the NWSS. Questions 1.) What year did the NWSS begin? 2.) How much do you think the Grand Champion steer sold for in 1906? It was actually 23 cents over the market price! 3.) What was added to the 25th National Western in 1931 in conjunction with the Livestock and Horse Show? 4.) In 1981, the NWSS increased to 12 days and a Hereford bull sold for a record price. Do you know how much was paid for the bull? 5.) In 2006 the NWSS celebrated its 100th anniversary. How much did the Grand Champion Steer sell for? See answers on page 18.

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NWSS Junior Show Crowns Limousin Champions

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he National Western Stock Show Junior Limousin Show was Tuesday, January 10, 2017, in Denver, Colorado. Jon DeClerck of Lubbock, Texas, evaluated the 52 Purebred and Lim-Flex females. PUREBRED SHOW Madison Ratliff of Westphalia, Kansas, took home the grand champion banner with Riverstone Charmed, a 1/31/15 double black, double polled daughter of TMCKL Durham Wheat 6030X out of HSF Your Fantasy. The reserve grand champion was LMCC Scotch Cap 35C, a 2/2/15 homozygous black, double polled daughter of Schilling’s Talladega out of EXLR Scotch Cap 191S exhibited by Micah Ott of Danvers, Illinois. • Heartland Class Winners Alexa Montagne of Elk Point, South

Dakota, with JLX Daniqua, a 5/16/16 daughter of ROMN Xpect More 100X. Emma Smith of Hastings, Minnesota, with HMRP Cassie 502C, a 3/54/15 daughter of DHVO Deuce 132R. LIM-FLEX SHOW Jaden Linthicum of Welch, Oklahoma, took home the grand champion banner with JCL Candy Girl LNLM 5514C, a 5/3/15 50% homozygous black, homozygous polled daughter of CALO Brickyard 920W out of JCL Undying Love 013X. • Heartland Class Winners Alexa Montagne of Elk Point, South Dakota, with DJ Dazzle Me, a 3/12/16 daughter of EXAR Classen 1422B. Ashlee Sue Corns of Altoona, Kansas with Schilling’s Cha-Ching, a 2/13/15 daughter of Barstow Cash.

The reserve grand champion Lim-Flex female was STLX Cora 513C, a 3/2/15 37% double black, double polled daughter of PVF Insight 0129 out of EF Across the Board 313A exhibited by Garrett Walden of Tonganoxie, Kansas.

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Limousin Events in Denver Conclude with Pen & Carload Show

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he Pen and Carload Show, held Thursday, January 12, 2017, concluded an exciting week of Limousin events at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colorado. Fifteen exhibitors brought 18 pens and six carloads for judges Donnie Robertson of Yukon, Oklahoma; Don McLennan of Byers, Colorado, and Blake Bloomberg of Stillwater, Oklahoma, to evaluate.

PUREBRED PEN OF THREE SHOW The grand champion purebred Pen of Three bulls and the People’s Choice winner was exhibited by ROM’N Limousin of Arlington, South Dakota. The Division II champion pen of March red bulls had an average weight of 1,093 lbs. with an average weight per day of age (WDA) of 3.56. The reserve grand champion Pen and Division II reserve champion goes to Coleman Limousin Ranch of Charlo, Montana. Their pen of February bulls had an average weight of 1,195 lbs. and a WDA of 3.68. • Division Winner from the Heartland in the Purebred Pen Show Division III champion: Ludens Family Farm Limousin of Viborg, South Dakota. Their pen averaged 927 lbs. with a WDA of 3.33. LIM-FLEX PEN OF THREE SHOW The grand champion Pen of Three Lim-Flex bulls and the People’s Choice winner was shown by Magness Land & Cattle of Platteville, Colorado. The Division I champion of January bulls had an average weight of 1,358 lbs. with a WDA of 3.67.

The reserve grand champion Pen and Division III champion goes to Lawrence Family Limousin of Anton, Texas. The April bulls had an average weight of 1,053 lbs. with a WDA of 3.86 lbs. • Division Winners from the Heartland in the Lim-Flex Pen Show Division I reserve champion: Lonely Valley Limousin of Creston, Nebraska. Their pen averaged 1,227 lbs. with a WDA of 3.35. Division II reserve champion: Hunt Limousin Ranch of Oxford, Nebraska. The pen averaged 1,105 lbs. with a WDA of 3.44. CARLOAD SHOW The grand champion Carload was exhibited Magness Land & Cattle. Their carload of 2015 January, February and March bulls had an average weight of 1,986 lbs. and a WDA of 2.89. Magness Land & Cattle also took home the reserve grand champion banner with their carload of 2016 January, February and March bulls. They had an average weight of 1,353 lbs. with a WDA of 3.83.

ROM’N Limousin, Arlington, SD, led out the Champion Purebred Pen of Three and People’s Choice.

Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO, showed the People’s Choice and Champion Lim-Flex Pen of Three.

Reserve Champion Lim-Flex Pen of Three title went to Lawrence Family, Anton, TX.

Reserve Champion Purebred Pen of Three was owned by Coleman Limousin Ranch, Charlo, MT.

Symens Brothers of Amherst, SD, earned the Peoples Choice award with their carload of red Limousin bulls.


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Magness Land & Cattle won the Grand Champion Carload title. The People’s Choice award went to Symens Brothers Limousin of Amherst, South Dakota, with their carload of 2016 April red bulls. They had an average weight of 946 lbs. with a WDA of 3.43.

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Warren Symens of Amherst, SD and son, Owen, set up their stalls at the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City.

The pen horses waiting for their opportunity to work at the Sandhills Livestock Market in Burwell.

Six-week-old Baylor Ludens of Viborg, Glenn Treftz of Wetonka, SD, and daughter, SD, attended his first Limousin event Courtney, attended the NWSS Limousin in Rapid City. Mother Sarah received lots of offers to hold young Baylor. Pen and Carload Show in Denver. Briley Gramblin of Nowata, OK, had fun at the NWSS Limousin Show in Denver. She is the 11-month-old daughter of John and Jenny Gramblin. Tom Vaughn of Cavalier, ND, helped out in the Limousin Hospitality tent in the Yards popping popcorn. Gail Ratliff of Westphalia, KS, and Herman and Judy Symens of Sisseton, SD, renewed an old friendship at the annual NALF banquet in Denver January 9.

Thanks to Judy Symens of Sisseton, SD, and Norma Effertz of Velva, ND, for serving as co-chairs of the successful HLA Picture Project, a fundraiser for the NALJA show painted by artist C.J. Brown.

Judging from Tim Barnaud’s smile he was pleasantly surprised with his purchase of the “Mystery Envelope” donated by Dale McClellan of Lantry, SD, at the South Dakota banquet.

Ryan Peterson of Osceola, WI, enjoyed visiting the Hospitality Tent in the Yards provided by NALF. Judy Symens along with Norma and Jerry Effertz were great hosts offering visitors popcorn and coffee.

Thank you to all those who donated to the CornerPost heifer. The proceeds benefit the North American Limousin Junior Association.

Beverly Summerbell of East Bethel, MN, and Jim Schott of Mobridge, SD, enjoyed the sunny Denver weather in the Yards during the stock show in Denver.


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HERDBUILDER XXIII MARCH 18 - SPRINGFIELD, MO

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AUTO Direct Drive 107D PB - HOMO Pld/HOMO Blk - 3/2/16 WLR Direct Hit x AUTO Rebeca 292S BW: 1.1 WW: 68 YW: 101 MK: 31 SC: 1.0 DC: 4 YG: -.22 CW: 32 RE: .44 MB: -.30 $MI: 41 BW: 64 - Adj. WW: 826

AUTO Cash & Carry 101D LF 62% - HOMO Pld/HOMO Blk - 1/10/16 AUTO King James 162Z x PBRS Dutches 790X BW: 1.5 WW: 63 YW: 103 MK: 31 SC: 1.2 DC: 12 YG: -.08 CW: 32 RE: .25 MB: -.11 $MI: 46 BW: 70 - Adj. WW: 836 - Adj. YW: 1,316 - REA: 17.74 - IMF: 3.20

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AUTO Roadster 104D LF 42% - HOMO Pld/HOMO Blk - 2/1/16 TMCK Hydraulic 17Y x SBLX Maria 662Y BW: 3.7 WW: 82 YW: 128 MK: 24 SC: 1.2 DC: 17 YG: .02 CW: 50 RE: .62 MB: .33 $MI: 67 BW: 74 - Adj. WW: 912 - Adj. YW: 1,298 - REA: 14.69 - IMF: 3.99

AUTO High Tide 179C 81% - HOMO Pld/HOMO Blk - 11/12/15 MAGS Anchor x LVLS 9066U BW: 2.5 WW: 72 YW: 103 MK: 25 SC: 1.2 DC: 15 YG: .01 CW: 34 RE: .31 MB: .19 $MI: 58 BW: 76 - Adj. WW: 686 - Adj. YW: 1,084 - REA: 14.53 - IMF: 3.18


AUTO Ace Ventura 557C LF 62% - HOMO Pld/HOMO Blk - 10/30/15 MAGS Robin Hood 276Y x AUTO Mighty Girl 670W BW: 0.7 WW: 70 YW: 103 MK: 35 SC: 1.3 DC: 17 YG: .11 CW: 32 RE: .26 MB: .41 $MI: 65 BW: 64 - Adj. WW: 794 - Adj. YW: 1,230 - REA: 15.99 - IMF: 4.17

AUTO Sharper Image 546C PB - Het Pld/HOMO Blk - 10/29/15 AUTO Black Coffee 512A x AUTO Shana 417A BW: 1.9 WW: 63 YW: 99 MK: 27 SC: 0.9 DC: 25 YG: -.16 CW: 32 RE: .42 MB: -.05 $MI: 49 BW: 65 - Adj. WW: 814 - Adj. YW: 1,170- REA: 12.86 - IMF: 2.94

AUTO High Cotton 143C LF 50% - HOMO Pld/HOMO Blk - 9/27/15 EXAR Counsel 1016B x AUTO Luckie 246W BW: 1.8 WW: 57 YW: 101 MK: 28 SC: 1.6 YG: .07 CW: 30 RE: .26 MB: .37 $MI: 60 BW: 76 - Adj. WW: 795 - Adj. YW: 1,176 - REA: 12.16 - IMF: 2.88

AUTO High Lite 553C PB - Het Pld/Het Blk - 10/29/15 AUTO Black Coffee 512A x AUTO Evie BW: 1.9 WW: 67 YW: 99 MK: 28 SC: 0.9 DC: 14 YG: -.11 CW: 32 RE: .31 MB: .01 $MI: 52 BW: 68 - Adj. WW: 854 - Adj. YW: 1,172- REA: 13.63 - IMF: 3.40

AUTO High Time 177C LF 56% - HOMO Pld/HOMO Blk - 10/28/15 MAGS Anchor x SBLX Unknown 104U BW: 0.9 WW: 61 YW: 95 MK: 20 SC: 1.4 DC: 23 YG: .12 CW: 32 RE: -.02 MB: .43 $MI: 63 BW: 70 - Adj. WW: 587 - Adj. YW: 933 - REA: 11.46 - IMF: 4.31

AUTO High Life 137C PB - Het Pld/HOMO Blk - 9/26/15 AUTO Cruze 132X x AUTO Luckie Too 423Y BW: 1.0 WW: 70 YW: 104 MK: 28 SC: 0.9 DC: 13 YG: -.08 CW: 31 RE: .42 MB: -.03 $MI: 51 BW: 68 - Adj. WW: 861 - Adj. YW: 1,194 - REA: 14.82 - IMF: 3.19


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Vol. 25 • Issue 2 • Mar/Apr 2017

27th ANNUAL

Iowa News… Field Day in Osceola

STATE SALE

Sunday, March 5, 2017 • 1 p.m. Equity Livestock Market • Sparta, Wisconsin

SELLING 61 LOTS

PUREBRED & LIM-FLEX 18 BULLS • 11 OPEN HEIFERS • 20 BRED HEIFERS 11 BRED FEMALES • 1 PAIR

The 2017 Iowa Junior Limousin Association annual field day will be held the weekend of June 17 and 18 in Osceola. Jason Boyer, Jay Smith and their families will be the co-hosts for this event. There will be a barbecue supper Saturday night for all juniors, their families and other Limousin enthusiasts. The show will begin the next day, Sunday, June 18 at 9:30 a.m. Entry forms may be obtained from the website or from Grant and Brenda Anderson. Watch for further details on the ILA website: www.iowalimousin.org and in the May/June issue of the Heart Beat.

Thanks We want to thank everyone who helped with the Limousin show, sale,

and chili feed at the Iowa Beef Expo February 14-15, 2017. We appreciate those who brought cookies and bars as well as the many people who volunteered to help make/serve the chili sale day.

Incentive Offered to IJLA Members Juniors are eligible for a $500 Iowa State Fair Beef Heifer Award if they complete the following process: fill out an application and turn it in by July 1, do a short personal interview at the Iowa State Fair, and show a Limousin at the Iowa State Fair 4-H or open show. One applicant will win the $500 award to be used toward the purchase of a Limousin or Lim-Flex heifer at next year’s Iowa Beef Expo sale in Des Moines.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS... SATURDAY - MARCH 4

1:00 p.m. Cattle in barn 3:00 p.m.  Cattle screened 6:30 p.m. Cocktails at Log Cabin, Bangor, WI 7:00 p.m. Annual Banquet

SUNDAY - MARCH 5

10:00 a.m. Cattle available for viewing Free coffee & donuts 1:00 p.m. 26th Annual Wisconsin State Sale

SALE-DAY PHONE… (608) 269-3104

AUCTIONEER…

JOEL EDGE (319) 540-1730

Iowans Joel Edge, Roger Vorthmann, Bob Bosch, and Charles Linhart congratulate Josh and Dane Guttau of McClelland, IA, the 2017 NALF Commercial Producer of the Year.

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CONSIGNORS…

BADGER HILL FARM (715) 821-3516 ELLSWORTH LIMOUSIN (262) 723-5142 FLOCK LIMOUSIN (608) 269-5534 FRANSEEN LIMOUSIN (715) 207-8165 GRAND MEADOW LIMOUSIN (715) 207-8165 MILL ROAD LIMOUSIN (612) 644-6607 SCHLIM-CHANCE LIMOUSIN (608) 786-4382 SPRING CREEKS CATTLE CO. (608) 553-8070 WAGON WHEEL STOCK FARM (507) 429-5878

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ANNUAL BANQUET - LOG CABIN, BANGOR, WI SATURDAY, MARCH 4 – 6:30 P.M.

Cocktails 6:30 p.m. • Banquet 7:00 p.m. Prime Rib Dinner & Benefit Auction Please RSVP with John Franseen (715) 207-8165

FELLOWSHIP • FUN • GOOD FOOD

Nick, Becky and Dana Duckett of Grimes, IA, attended the Pen and Carload show in Denver.

“Back in Time” Do You Know the Answer? Answers: 1.) The first show opened Monday, January 29, 1906, and ran for six days. Attendance was estimated at 15,000. 2.) The Grand Champion Steer sold for 33 cents a pound, 23 cents over the market price. 3.) The 25th National Western presented the first rodeo in 1931. 4.) The Herford bull brought a record $301,000. 5.) In 2006, the show’s attendance reached 726,972 for the 16-day show. The Grand Champion Steer sold for $75,000 or $58 per pound. Questions on page 10.


26th Annual

BOYER LIMOUSIN & LIM-FLEX

Production Sale

Check DVAuction for videos and www.jboyercattle.com for the catalog

Real-time bidding & proxy bidding available.

SELLING

SUN., MARCH 12 - 1 p.m.

40 LIMOUSIN & LIM-FLEX BULLS 20 REG. & COMM. OPEN REPLACEMENT HEIFERS

AT THE FARM LIBERTY, NEBRASKA

LIMOUSIN SIRES… MAGS Eagle - Englewood’s X Factor - MAGS Zenith - COLE Zone 89Z - MAGS Yip - RODZ About Time - MAGS Zarah HERD SIRES… CJSL 3062A (The General) - L7 2039Z - LLJB 6225A (MAGS Xyloid)

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SALE HIGHLIGHTS:

BD: 2/1/16 - BW: 85 - WW: 676 LLJB 3225A x JTBO Irish Accent 3910A BW: 2.2 WW: 61 YW: 89 MK: 22 SC: 0.5 DC: 19 YG: -.05 CW: 26 RE: .16 MB: -.09 $MI: 45

• Emphasis on Calving-Ease, Growth & Quiet Dispositions • Mostly Black • Unconditional 1st Breeding Season Guarantee • Free Boarding until April 1, 2017 • Complimentary Lunch

BOYER’S MR. EAGLE 1068C - DP/DB - 56% LF

BOYER’S MR. ABOUT TIME 238C - DP/R - 75% LF

BOYER’S MR DOMINO 3910D - DP/DB - 83%

BD: 9/30/15 - BW: 87 - WW: 798 MAGS Eagle x LVLS Miss Remote 1068X BW: 2.1 WW: 86 YW: 131 MK: 22 SC: 1.0 DC: 22 YG: .05 CW: 51 RE: .24 MB: .37

BD: 9/15/15 - BW: 79 - WW: 639 RODZ About Time 126A x JTBO Ms X-Claim 238Z BW: -2.6 WW: 58 YW: 85 MK: 22 SC: 0.7 DC: 34 YG: -.23 CW: 16 RE: .41 MB: -.09 $MI: 42

BOYER’S MR DISCIPLE 924D - DP/DB - PB BD: 1/24/16 - BW: 89 - WW: 655 LLJB 3225A x JTBO Want To Dance 924W BW: 2.2 WW: 49 YW: 70 MK: 23 SC: 0.4 DC: 17 YG: -.16 CW: 15 RE: .36 MB: -.13 $MI: 41

BOYERS BLACK XPLOSION 4251B - DP/B - 71% LF BD: 10/4/14 - BW: 91 - WW: 564 AHCC Red Xplosion X615 x JTBO Tea Pot 251Z BW: 3.0 WW: 69 YW: 110 MK: 21 SC: 1.1 DC: 25 YG: -.09 CW: 40 RE: .27 MB: -.10 $MI: 48

For more information and a catalog, contact:

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COLE ZONE 89Z

Sons sell from this black, polled purebred sire.

3-1/2 mi. east of Barneston, NE; 30 mil. south of Beatrice, NE; 20 mi. north of Marysville, KS; 70 mi. south of Lincoln, NE; 60 mi. west of St. Joseph, MO

MAGS EAGLE

Sons sell from this homozygous polled, homozygous black, 50 % Lim-Flex sire.


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Kansas News… State Sale Moves to New Location

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The 2017 Kansas Limousin Breeders Association State Sale, “The Flint Hills Choice Sale,” will be held in El Dorado this year. That is a change from where it has been held in the past. Mark your calendar for March 10 and 11 and come support your association! The headquarters hotel for the event is the Holiday Inn Express located at 3100 W El Dorado Avenue. Their phone number is 316/322-7275 and you need to ask for the “Kansas Limousin Breeders Association” block of rooms when making your reservations. They offer both double

Annual Meeting The Association will hold their annual meeting in conjunction with the state sale; however, the time, date, and location have not been set at the time of printing for the Heart Beat. Contact any member of the board of directors or check the KLBA website for the latest information.

Silent Auction The board has decided to hold a silent auction Friday and Saturday, March 10 and 11, along with the state sale. Please

Gail and David Ratliff of Westphalia, KS, were proud of David’s daughter, Madison, on her grand champion wins at the junior and open Hill shows in Denver.

bring a variety of items for this auction including decorations, jewelry, baskets filled with an assortment of items, baked goods, cattle supplies, and anything else that you would like to donate. These are just a few of the types of articles that have been donated at past auctions. The money raised from this auction helps to support the senior and junior associations throughout the upcoming year as well as provide money for the 2017 NALJA Show in Grand Island, Nebraska. The Heartland Limousin Association is hosting the event, and each HLA state contributes toward the expense of the show.

Field Day The Kansas Limousin Junior Breeders Association will hold their

annual field day Sunday, June 3, 2017. Randy and Nancy Corns and Troy and Jennifer Richardson and their families will serve as co-hosts for this event in Eureka. This is always a fun time to renew friendships, enjoy time for fellowship and view great cattle as they gear up for the summer show season. Food will be provided the day of the show.

NALJA Show Kansas will be one of the seven states in the HLA hosting this summer’s NALJA show July 1-7 in Grand Island. We need volunteers to work on committees, help during the show and serve meals. We appreciate whatever help you can give to make this show, “Escape to Grand Island” a great event!

Ron Schilling and granddaughter, Kaelyn, of Edson, KS, were all smiles watching the Hill show in Denver.

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Minnesota News… Banquet and Benefit Auction Held February 25 Members of the Minnesota Limousin Association traveled to Litchfield for their annual meeting, banquet and benefit auction. The event was held on Saturday, February 25, 2017, at the Litchfield VFW. The day began with a social followed by the buffet meal. Proceeds from the benefit auction help support the senior and junior associations throughout the year. We appreciate everyone who attended the banquet, donated items, and/or bid on the items. Thank you!

accuracy is vital—measuring progeny and using genomics. As a producer, don’t get too comfortable in the spot you currently occupy. We have to be very astute in the adoption of genetic technologies as they come along.”

Pictures from the day and a report will be included in the May/June issue of the Heart Beat.

Casey Fanta Featured in Progressive Cattleman

Jerry Wulf Presents at British Cattle Breeders Conference Jerry Wulf of Wulf Cattle, Morris, Minnesota, spoke to members of the British Cattle Breeders Conference January 24, 2017, in Telford, Shropshire, England. Wulf Cattle markets 72,000 Limousin-bred

Jon and Lori Moser along with their son, Justus, of Morris, MN, watched the Hill show in Denver.

commercial cattle and 650 Limousin bulls annually. He said, “Data is the basis for change; we have collected and used data for 40 years using EPDs (EBVs). Increasing

Casey Fanta was featured in the 2017 February edition of the Progressive Cattleman magazine. Wendy Sweeter, a freelance writer of Worthing, South Dakota, wrote an article titled “Three Breeders Share Their Secret to a Successful Sale Day.”

Wulf Limousin of Morris, MN, exhibited the Division I Reserve Champion Carload at the NWSS show in Denver.

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Vol. 25 • Issue 2 • Mar/Apr 2017 The three breeders were Casey Fanta, seedstock manager for Wulf Cattle of Morris, Minnesota; Andy LeDoux with LeDoux Ranch in Agenda, Kansas; and Andy Rausch, a fourth-generation rancher at Rausch Herefords in Hoven, South Dakota. Casey, along with the other two gentlemen, explained their programs,

how they get ready for their sales, the type of auction that they hold, the history of their sales, how they advertise, and what goes on the day before and on the day of the auction. It was a very interesting and informative article for those holding production or consignment sales.

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In Memoriam Carlyle F. Willette Jr., age 84, formerly of Delavan, Minnesota, died Thursday, January 12, 2017, at The Beacon in Mapleton, Minnesota. He is the father of Mark (Sharilyn) Willette of Delavan, Limousin breeders and past board members of the Minnesota Limousin Association and the Heartland Limousin Association.

He was born September 8, 1932, in rural Delavan, the son of Carlyle and Rosemary (Bach) Willette. Carlyle is survived by his wife, Jeanne of Lake Crystal, Minnesota; son Mark (Sharilyn) Willette of Delavan; granddaughters, Lindsay (Bill) Reyes of Canyon, Texas, and Lauren (Dustin) Mohrhauser of Wall Lake, Iowa; a great-granddaughter, Morgan Mohrhauser; four sisters, two brothers, and several nieces and nephews.

Casey and Kelly Fanta of Wulf Cattle offer Kiley McKinna a hamburger grilled at their Yard pen.

Emma Smith of Hastings, MN, exhibited her heifer, HMRP Cassie 502C, at the National Western Junior Show in Denver January 10. Congratulations to Wulf Cattle of Morris, MN, for being awarded the 2017 Beef Quality Assurance Cow-Calf Award at the NCBA Convention in Nashville, TN, February 3.

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HIGHLIGHTS for the

Missouri News… Missouri Limousin Weekend in Lebanon April 8-9

SAT., MARCH 11, 2017

1:00 P.M. El Dorado Livestock Auction, El Dorado, KS

Members of the Missouri Limousin Breeders Association (MLBA) will hold their annual meeting, banquet and benefit auction Saturday, April 8, 2017. Please note, this is earlier than it has been in the past few years. The evening festivities will be held at the Laclede County Fairgrounds in Lebanon. The meeting will take place in conjunction with The Great American Pie Sale the next day, Sunday, April 9 at the fairgrounds, starting at 1:00 p.m. Lunch will be served prior to the sale. The social will begin at 5:30 p.m. followed by the meal at 6:00 p.m. There will be a silent auction, live auction, and a raffle. We appreciate all of the donations and bids on the items. If you are not able to attend, please contact a member of the board of directors to leave a bid. All of the proceeds help to support the activities of the Missouri Senior and Junior Limousin Associations throughout the upcoming year. Thank you!

Directions to the Fairgrounds Take #129 Lebanon exit, go west on Jefferson (Hwy. 64) 0.6 miles to Elm Street. Turn right (east) 0.4 miles to the Laclede County Fairgrounds. The building for the dinner Saturday night is next to the sale arena on the fairgrounds.

Herd Books The new MLBA herd books have arrived and were included in the January 2017 newsletter. They were sent to current-paid MLBA members. We appreciate Ty Heavin for working on this project. Contact Jack Glendenning, president, if you have any questions about the books.

Field Day The 2017 Missouri Limousin Breeders Association field day will take place the weekend of June 9-11. The show will be held in conjunction with the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association All-Breeds Show at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. More information will be printed in the May/June issue of the Heart Beat.

MLBA Website The MLBA website is getting a face lift and should be ready sometime in March. Mary Quigley of Precision Marketing will take over the maintenance of the website and keep it updated. She will also be setting up a Facebook page for the association and keep it current to assist our members.

Quade and grandma Debbie Edwards of Higginsville, MO, enjoyed watching the junior Limousin show at the National Western Stock Show in Denver.

Scott Edwards of Higginsville, MO, showed his bull, SEEE Common Law, in the open show in Denver.

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Danny and Connie Crockett of LaMar, MO, attended the annual NALF banquet in Denver.

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Ty Heavin of Pinegar, Limousin Springfield, MO, purchased embryos at the National Sale.

Terry Graven of Graven Land & Cattle and his herdsman, Josh Glenndening, took in the National Sale at the NWSS in Denver.

The Heartland Board of Directors voted NOT to hold a Regional Show in 2017 since we are hosting the 2017 National Junior Limousin Show and Congress in Grand Island, Nebraska July 1-7. We raise money from our Heartland members and depend on them to volunteer their service to put on the Regional Show. We would be asking the same people to help sponsor and work at the national show. We encourage juniors, their families and other Limousin enthusiasts to attend the “Escape to Grand Island” in July. It will be a great event whether you are exhibiting cattle, taking part in the satellite events, or watching the activities. We look forward to seeing you in Nebraska.

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Nebraska News… Cattlemen’s Classic Held in Kearney The Limousin portion of the 26th Annual Nebraska Cattlemen’s Classic took place February 22-23, 2017, at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds in Kearney. The show was scheduled for the morning of February 23 and the sale followed in the afternoon. Bruce Brooks of Marietta, Oklahoma, served as the auctioneer for the sale. The junior events took place Saturday and Sunday, February 25 and 26. A special thanks to those who took part in the festivities, brought treats and donations, and helped with the meeting. We appreciate the support of the members and commercial cattlemen who came to the Limousin events at the Classic. The show and sale report along with photos will be included in the May/ June issue of the Heart Beat.

Members Gearing Up for NALJA Show Members of the Heartland Limousin Association, the Nebraska Limousin Association, their families and friends are gearing up to host the 2017 National Junior Limousin Show and Congress July 1-7 in Grand Island. We are looking forward to seeing the island decorations and juniors in their

tropical clothing in honor of the theme, “Escape to Grand Island.” There will be plenty of flowers, Hawaiian shirts, leis, grass skirts, Palm trees, and other island decorations throughout the barn. We need all of our members to assist throughout the week serving meals, helping to decorate, assisting with stalling, and working as greeters. Contact Brenda Anderson, general chairman, and let her know when and where you can work. Her phone number is 641/587-2198 or e-mail her at: ganderson@comm1net.net. We appreciate everyone who volunteers for this major event.

Nancy, Charlie and their son, Dan Hunt, a new NALF director, attended the annual NALF banquet January 9 in Denver.

Loran Wach of Wauneta, NE, took in the Pen and Carload show in Denver January 12.

Boyer Limousin Awards Scholarship Jay and Carol Boyer of Liberty, Nebraska, awarded a scholarship to Carter Siems of DeWitt, Nebraska. The scholarship is given to young people who have a background in Limousin cattle and have shown their projects at the county, state, regional or national levels. Carter purchased an open heifer, JTBO Miss Classy Gal 527C, sired by HUNT Zippy out of a JTBO Responder dam, from the Boyer’s and has shown her at their county fair as well as several progress shows.

Lonely Valley Seedstock exhibited the Division I Reserve Champion Lim-Flex Pen of Three bulls at the NWSS in Denver.

Wisconsin News… Banquet, Benefit Auction and State Sale March 4-5 Mark your calendar for the weekend of March 4 and 5, 2017. The weekend begins with the annual meeting, banquet and benefit auction Saturday evening at the Log Cabin in Bangor. The social begins at 6:30 p.m. followed by a delicious prime rib dinner with all the trimmings. Contact John Franseen, president, or any other board member with your reservation. They would also like to know what you are bringing to the benefit auction so they can compile a list. If you are unable to attend, you can e-mail or call them with your bid. Your support helps to fund the association for their events and activities for the upcoming year. The 27th annual state sale will be at 1:00 p.m. March 5 in Sparta. Free coffee and donuts will be available at the barn on the day of the sale. Joel Edge will once again serve as auctioneer.

The sale headquarters is the Best Western Hotel in Sparta. Their number for making reservation is 608/269-2664. We look forward to having another great crowd. This is always the highlight of the year for the members, friends and family of the association.

Wayne and Ryan Peterson of Osceola, WI, attended the Pen and Carload show in Denver during the National Western Stock Show.

Limousin Association of Wisconsin and HLA director Bart Mitchell sits with LAOW President John Franseen at the annual NALF banquet in Denver. Both men were exhibitors of a Pen of Three bulls in the Yards.

Congratulations to Brooke Mitchell of Boscobel, WI, on being crowned Jr. Fair Ambassador, 1st Attendant for the Crawford County Fair. She is pictured with her parents Amy and Bart and siblings Reid, Lily and Violet.


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South Dakota News… Members Travel to Rapid City for Festivities Members of the South Dakota Limousin Association (SDLA) and other Limousin enthusiasts traveled to Rapid City for their annual meeting, banquet and benefit auction at the Ramkota Hotel Thursday, February 2, 2017. The event took place in conjunction with the Black Hills Stock Show. The Limousin Show and Sale were held the next day, February 3, at the Convention Center. A great crowd of seedstock and commercial producers from South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin along with

their families and friends gathered for a delicious prime rib buffet dinner followed by the meeting and benefit auction. Matt Bruner, SDLA president, welcomed the crowd and introduced the members of the board. Warren Symens presented the treasurer’s report. Dean Summerbell, Heartland Limousin Association (HLA) Executive Secretary, presented the South Dakota Commercial Producer of the Year award to Rick King of Philip. He also gave a report on the various events that he has attended in the past year in South Dakota as well as an update on the 2017 NALJA Show, “Escape to Grand Island” July 1-7 hosted by the HLA.

SDLA Board member Tim Barnaud of Belle Fourche, SD, held a basket of games donated to the South Dakota Benefit auction.

Judy Symens, co-chair of the picture project, gave further details about this fundraiser for the NALJA show. Chisum Peterson auctioned off the benefit auction items. There were a number of unique items along with baked goods including Shirley’s famous apple pie, decorative items and horseshoe art. In addition, there were

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cattle supplies, semen and advertising. Highlighting the evening was the bidding on the Mystery Envelope of Cash and the Mystery Box. Thanks to everyone who donated and/or bid on the items at the benefit auction. The money raised goes to support activities for the associations throughout the year.

A large crowd of breeders attended the annual banquet in Rapid City during the Black Hills Stock Show. President Matt Bruner gaveled the annual South Dakota meeting to order at the Black Hills Stock Show Ramkota Hotel in Rapid City.

Rick King & Sons Named South Dakota “Commercial Producer of the Year”

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ick King & Sons of Philip, South Dakota was named as the 2017 South Dakota Limousin Association (SDLA) Commercial Producer of the Year. They were presented with the award at the SDLA annual meeting and banquet February 2, 2017. This award-winning operation is a family-run enterprise comprised of Rick, his wife, Donna, sons Chip, Chad, and Clay, and daughter, Jennifer, and their respective families. The primary ranch operation is located 20 miles north of Philip in Haakon County, South Dakota. The King operation is a terminalcross program. The 900+ cowherd is made up of Angus/Black Baldy cows that are purchased as bred heifers. The heifers calve in March and the cows in April. They calve on the open prairie in large pastures and are checked once a day. Congratulations to Rick and Donna King loves the fact that Limousin King, recipients of the South Dakota calve easy and have vigor at birth. “Commercial Producer of the Year” award. Phenotype, docility, calving-ease, vigor and growth are the primary traits that the Kings use for their bull selection. All calves are backgrounded and marketed through Philip Livestock Auction each year in mid-January where they are consistently at or near the top of the market. Rick began using Limousin bulls back in the early 1970s, when they first came into the United States. He purchased halfblood Limousin bulls from Ross Nielsen and Dugan Stewart. As higher percentage bulls became available, he purchased them and he continues to use high percentage or purebred Limousin bulls. In the spring of 2016. Rick King & Sons turned out 40 herd bulls—ALL of them Limousin. He is loyal to the breed, the local livestock market and community.

The family of Rick and Donna King, recipients of the “Commercial Producer of the Year” award, attended the South Dakota Limousin Association meeting. Pictured are: Chip and Jonna King; Colter, Chad, Journey, and Clay King; Dave and Jennifer Schriever with Casey, Wyatt, and Ashley Schriever and Rick and Donna King. Over the years he has purchased bulls from South Dakota breeders Ludens Family Limousin, ROM’N Limousin, Bar JZ Ranches, Smit Limousin, Peterson’s L7 Bar Limousin as well as Waddles from Wyoming, and Venner Limousin from Iowa. Rick and his family have also bought bulls at the Red Carpet Sale at the Sioux Empire Farm Show and he is a regular supporter of the Black Hills Stock Show Limousin Sale. For 40+ years, Rick King & Sons have believed in and continue to carry the flag for the Limousin breed and what it offers to the beef industry. Congratulations!


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Fullblood Limousin Alliance Holds Meeting in January

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embers of the Fullblood Limousin Alliance (FLA) met in Tulsa, Oklahoma, January 21, 2017. Members not able to attend in person were able to take part via a conference call. There were 38 members present representing 21 farms. An election of officers was held, and ballots from those at the meetings as well as the mail-in

ballots were counted. The 2017 officers and board members are: Stephen Haynes, president; Bob Stone, vice president; Joe Latendresse, treasurer; and Kim Kosmicke, secretary. Ty Heavin was reelected a director and Stacy Kitchen was newly elected to the board. We want to thank retiring board members Randy McCutcheon and Betty Anglani for their service on the board.

The next meeting will take place in Lebanon, Missouri, April 8, 2017. This meeting will be held in conjunction with the Great American Pie Sale at the Laclede County Fairgrounds. The time and location of the meeting will be announced later in the Fullblood website and by email.

Fullblood Members Travel to Denver Stephen, Emily and Carter Haynes of A C H Holdings of Bowling Green, Kentucky, made the long trip to Denver, Colorado, for the National Western Stock Show. They brought their bull, ACH Diamond 82D ET, a 3/1/16 red, double polled son of Posthaven Polled Yellowstone out of CCPV Polled Utopia. There was a lot of interest in this Fullblood bull in the barn. ACHH Diamond 82D was also the 2016 TopSelling Limousin bull. Among the other Fullblood members who traveled to Denver for the NWSS were Danny and Connie Crockett, Ken Ragsdell, Betty Anglani and Ty Heavin.

the National Farm Machinery Show. This major event ran from February 15-18 in Louisville, Kentucky. Their display featured materials about Limousin cattle and the Fullblood Association. In addition, Ken and Jan Ragsdell, Rockin’ R Ranch of Rolla, Missouri, handed out his Rockin’ R Ranch Snack Sticks. They introduced two new meat products made with Limousin beef. They also gathered marketing data and contact information for the development of a market using 100% Limousin beef. More than 300,000 people attend this event annually.

In the News Carter Haynes and ACHH Diamond 82D made it on the 2017 NWSS Rodeo and NWSS Stock Show Promotion Video. The Haynes family exhibited the only Fullblood in the open show. This video will be used all year long to promote the stock show.

National Farm Machinery Show In February the Haynes family set up a display at

NALF Releases Spring 2017 EPDs

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ew expected progeny differences (EPDs) from the Spring 2017 international cattle evaluation were released January 27, 2017 for the North American Limousin Foundation and Canadian Limousin Association. These EPDs are the result of work from NALF’s and CLA’s service providers International Genetic Solutions (IGS) and Colorado State University. This evaluation saw high correlations for the breed with slight shifts in the breed averages for weaning weight and yearling weight. The reason for this slight shift is due to both improved connectivity with IGS partner’s datasets and original French herdbook animals. This shift required in-depth evaluation and resulted in a delayed release. Molecular breeding values are incorporated in the EPDs of individuals with those values using blending methodology to produce GE-EPDs. These animals are designated by the GE-EPD logo and highlighted EPD values. Genetic trends, percentile ranks and trait leaders can be found at NALF.org and on the NALF-DigitalBeef registry platform. Drs. Jackie Atkins, Lauren Hyde, and Wade Shafer of IGS provide the following explanation regarding the new multi-breed stayability EPD. “Along with the Spring 2017 EPDs, comes a move to multi-breed stayability (ST) EPD from IGS using the much-anticipated new genetic evaluation software, dubbed BOLT (Biometric Open Language Tools). The ST EPD uses a random regression approach to predict stayability developed by Dr. Janusz Jamrozik and colleagues from the University of Guelph and the Canadian Simmental Association. Dr. Scott Speidel at Colorado State

University, Dr. Bruce Golden (Theta Solutions), and the genetics team at International Genetic Solutions (IGS) (Lauren Hyde, Wade Shafer, Mahdi Saatchi, and Steve McGuire) worked together to incorporate the new methodology into the IGS evaluation. The new stayability evaluation includes data on animals of varying breed composition, directly incorporates genomic data, produces true accuracy values and provides ST EPDs to all IGS partners on a common base. Features of the Multi-breed stayability with BOLT: 1) Multi-breed stayability. As mentioned, the new ST EPD is calculated for all cattle in the database (not just for purebred and fullblood, as it was in past evaluations). The calculation of EPDs in this fashion required the new evaluation to account for heterosis, which can be sizable for a trait like stayability. 2)  Direct incorporation of genomic data. This evaluation represents the first time “Single Step” methodology has been used in the beef industry on a large database. The innovative approach refers to DNA marker results being incorporated directly into the genetic evaluation, rather than being incorporated post evaluation or as a correlated trait. Single Step is widely accepted as the most powerful means of leveraging DNA for genetic prediction. The use of a Single Step approach on a large database (the largest in the beef industry) was made possible through the use of BOLT, IGS’s revolutionary new software developed by researchers Dorian Garrick and Bruce Golden through Operation Quantum Leap. 3)  More “accurate” prediction of accuracy. Prior

to BOLT, the calculation of EPD accuracy was relegated to using indirect methods that were very imprecise, which commonly resulted in calculated accuracies being a poor estimate of the EPDs true accuracy, i.e., an EPD assigned a high accuracy may have truly been a low accuracy EPD and vice versa. Until the development of BOLT, the direct calculation of accuracy was thought to be impossible on a large database due to computational limitations. By leveraging statistical methodology unique to genetic evaluation and cutting-edge computer programming, BOLT calculates accuracy directly, thereby making it a much more “accurate” estimate of true accuracy. Because the indirect methods used prior to BOLT tended to overestimate accuracy, you will notice that the accuracies associated with our new ST EPDs will tend to be lower than the accuracies calculated in the prior evaluation of stayability. This does not mean that we are predicting stayability less accurately than in our previous evaluation - in fact, due to BOLT’s ability to leverage phenotypes and genotypes more effectively we are actually predicting stayability with considerably more accuracy-it does mean that the published accuracy is a better gauge of how much confidence you should have in an EPD. This fact will help seedstock and commercial producers manage selection risk. 4)  Change in base. Breeders will see significant movement in ST EPDs from previous evaluations, not only because of improvements in methodology, but also because of a change in base. However, changing the base does not affect the ranking of cattle; it simply shifts all EPDs up or down by the same increment.


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CE: 5 BW: 2.2 WW: 74 YW: 95 MK: 17 CM: 2 SC: 0.6 DC: 14 YG: .06 CW: 30 RE: .28 MB: .15 $MTI: 54

CE: 13 BW: 2.0 WW: 72 YW: 123 MK: 23 CM: 11 SC: 0.8 DC: 16 YG: .02 CW: 44 RE: .21 MB: .26 $MTI: 62

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1/21/16 • Het Blk/Homo Pld • 67% Lim-Flex

TMCK Hydraulic 17Y x AUTO Peyton 206Y

1/25/16 • Homo Pld/Homo Blk • 56% Lim-Flex

COLE Absolute 05A x PBRS Zoey 92Z

CELL 6164D

3/12/16 • Homo Blk/Homo Pld • 50% Lim-Flex

AHCC Barn Burner B907 x BRADS Bess 324

CE: 2 BW: 0.6 WW: 72 YW: 102 MK: 27 CM: 2 SC: N/A DC: N/A YG: -.07 CW: 30 RE: .41 MB: .31 $MTI: 62

CJSL 6127D ET

3/6/16 • Het Blk/Homo Pld • 50% Lim-Flex

D A Traveler 004 703 x SRWC Topaz 7000T

CE: 9 BW: -0.8 WW: 62 YW: 98 MK: 28 CM: 8 SC: 1.1 DC: 14 YG: -.01 CW: 30 RE: .26 MB: .12 $MTI: 54

CJSL 6144D ET

3/8/16 • Dbl Blk/Homo Pld • 50% Lim-Flex

S A V Hesston 2217 x AUTO Carminda 656S

CE: 10 BW: 0.4 WW: 73 YW: 113 MK: 27 CM: 7 SC: N/A DC: N/A YG: .13 CW: 38 RE: .21 MB: .56 $MTI: 70


CELL 5721C ET

9/30/15 • Red/Homo Pld • 37% Lim-Flex

Silveiras Mission Nexus 1378 x MAGS Xuzette

CE: 12 BW: 0.4 WW: 80 YW: 118 MK: 22 CM: 5 SC: N/A DC: N/A YG: -.06 CW: 41 RE: .47 MB: .14 $MTI: 57

CELL 5694C ET

CELL 5727C ET

9/28/15 • Red/Homo Pld • 37% Lim-Flex

Silveiras Mission Nexus 1378 x MAGS Xuzette

CE: 12 BW: 0.4 WW: 79 YW: 116 MK: 22 CM: 5 SC: N/A DC: N/A YG: -.06 CW: 41 RE: .47 MB: .14 $MTI: 57

CELL 5624C

CELL 5710C ET

10/16/15 • Red/Homo Pld • 37% Lim-Flex

Silveiras Mission Nexus 1378 x MAGS Xuzette

CE: 12 BW: 0.4 WW: 86 YW: 126 MK: 22 CM: 5 SC: N/A DC: N/A YG: -.06 CW: 41 RE: .47 MB: .14 $MTI: 57

CELL 5683C

9/1/15 • Homo Blk/Homo Pld • 50% Lim-Flex

9/29/15 • Homo Blk/Homo Pld • 68% Lim-Flex

9/22/15 • Homo Blk/Het Pld • 68% Lim-Flex

CE: 13 BW: -0.4 WW: 87 YW: 121 MK: 23 CM: 7 SC: 1.25 DC: 22 YG: -.27 CW: 37 RE: .87 MB:.07 $MTI: 61

CE: 9 BW: 2.2 WW: 92 YW: 146 MK: 20 CM: 9 SC: 1.0 DC: 18 YG: -.05 CW: 56 RE: .50 MB: .07 $MTI: 61

CE: 9 BW: 1.9 WW: 84 YW: 115 MK: 24 CM: 9 SC: 0.6 DC: 10 YG: .04 CW: 40 RE: .22 MB: .48 $MTI: 72

MAGS Y-Axis x MAGS Unbelievable Wish

CELL 5404C ET

9/1/15 • Blk/Homo Pld • 43% Lim-Flex

S A V Resource 1441 x Sennet Heather 448P

CE: 6 BW: 1.2 WW: 62 YW: 106 MK: 36 CM: -1 SC: 1.0 DC: 11 YG: -.08 CW: 42 RE: .88 MB: .05 $MTI: 51

MAGS Zodiac x MAGS Yakiteyak

CJSL 297C

9/23/15 • Homo Blk/Homo Pld • 42% Lim-Flex

TMCK Hydraulic 17Y x JEPS Jezabel 05Z

CE: 6 BW: 3.3 WW: 96 YW: 141 MK: 21 CM: 5 SC: 1.2 DC: 9 YG: .06 CW: 59 RE: .70 MB: .43 $MTI: 73

MAGS Yip x MAGS Annie

CELL 5658C

9/14/15 • Homo Blk/Homo Pld • 50% Lim-Flex

EBFL Ypsilanti 420Y x LSTO Angel 3853A

CE: 10 BW: 1.5 WW: 91 YW: 120 MK: 28 CM: 7 SC: 1.3 DC: 16 YG: -.19 CW: 37 RE: .91 MB: .28 $MTI: 69


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Vol. 25 • Issue 2 • Mar/Apr 2017

Hunt Limousin Ranch Holds Customer Appreciation Day

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unt Limousin Ranch of Oxford, Nebraska held a Customer Appreciation Open House and Dinner on Saturday, February 4, 2017. Cattle

Charlie Hunt addressing the crowd at their customer appreciation open house. were available for viewing from 10:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The day ended with a prime rib dinner and program.

Customers traveled from as far away as New Mexico, Colorado, Kansas and Minnesota as well as the home state of Nebraska to attend this event. The guests enjoyed the sunny, 60 degree day as they made their way through the bull lot looking at potential sires. Several speakers took part in the program. Frank Padilla, NALF Director of Marketing, presented an informative power point presentation on the value of Limousin cattle in a cross breeding program. Dr. Matt Spangler of the University of Nebraska spoke about the use of technology in identifying enhanced genomic indexes. After the meal, served by the Hunt family, Trent Loos of Loup City, Nebraska, a renowned speaker on Western heritage, entertained the folks with a common sense approach to the value of agriculture. He incorporated the past with present-day advances that have been made in food production. He said, “We now supply the nation with more food produced on fewer acres.” He also entertained the crowd with stories about his experiences as he travels across the country on his speaking tours.

Charlie Hunt reminded those present of the blessings of liberty that we, in America, have and the freedoms we all enjoy. He thanked his family for their support through their 40+ years of producing cattle. Charles and Nancy’s son, Dan and his family will be taking over the operation and will continue to provide their customers with Hunt Limousin genetics.

Charlie, Nancy, Dan and Melinda Hunt, and Trent Loos.

Effertz Named Chairman of National Beef Industry Organization

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erry Effertz, a cow/calf operator from Velva, North Dakota, has been elected chairman of the Federation of State Beef Councils for 2017. The Federation of State Beef Councils is the home of state beef councils at the national level, representing state

beef council interests and helping establish funding and direction for the national Beef Checkoff Program. Effetrz and his wife, Norma, operate Effertz Black Butte Acres Limousin Ranch, raising seedstock Limousin cattle and backgrounding feeder calves. Jerry is the third generation of his family to own and operate their farm and ranch. They also operate Black Butte Adventures, which includes hiking and biking trails as well as farm tours. This is a way that they can educate people about the cattle business and stewardship of the land. Jerry has served in leadership positions in several state and national beef industry organizations. He was chair of the North Dakota Beef Commission, a national director on the U.S. Meat Export Federation, chair of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association Purebred Council, a member of the Heartland Limousin Association board of directors, and a

founding member of the North Dakota Limousin Association. He has also served on several national beef checkoff committees including the Retail, Public Relations and Global Growth Committees as well as the Joint Checkoff Market Research Working Group, where he was chair. In addition to serving as 2017 chairman of the Federation, Effertz will serve on the Beef Promotion Operating Committee (BPOC), which helps determine funding for beef checkoff projects at the national level. The Federation of State Beef Councils is a division of the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), which is a contractor to the Beef Checkoff Program. The Beef Checkoff Program is administered by the Cattlemen’s Beef Board, with oversight provided by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Kansas, and was a lifelong resident of Baldwin City. Funeral services were held February 10, 2017, at the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church in Baldwin City. Throughout his entire adult life Mike was a rancher, turning his part-time job into a full-time job, operating Christie Hay & Cattle with his wife, Martha. Before he ranched on a full-time basis, he worked for Cloud Heating and Cooling in Lawrence, Kansas, and Sheet Metal Workers Local Union #2 in Kansas City. In the early 1990s, he owned and operated Mike’s Trading Post and Mr. C’s Liquor Store in Baldwin City. Mike was a member of the Ives Chapel Methodist Church in Baldwin, the Kansas Limousin Breeders Association, the Heartland Limousin Association (HLA), and the North American Limousin

Association. His two sons, Chad and Clint, were involved in and showed Limousin cattle in the Junior program. He dearly loved spending time with his grandchildren and in later years enjoyed traveling. He especially enjoyed the Alaskan cruise and the Panama Canal cruise with his wife, Martha, and other members of the Heartland Limousin Association. He loved going to cattle sales and buying cattle. He was always ready to go to the next sale. Mike is survived by his wife of 47 years, Martha; two sons, Chad and Clint, both of Baldwin City; two grandchildren, Kaitlyn and Justin Christie, two brothers, and many other friends and relatives.

In Memoriam Michael E. Christie, 65, of Baldwin City, Kansas, passed away February 6, 2017, at his home, surrounded by his family. He was born in Otttawa,


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Junior Beat

Anna Johnson of Sebeka, MN, was named as the University of MinnesotaCrookston AG Arama queen and the round robin showmanship champion, January 30, 2017.

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Madison Ratliff of Westphalia, KS, kissed her grand champion heifer, Riverstone Charmed, after winning her final show at Denver.

Alexa Montagne of Elk Point, SD, purchased the “Mystery Box” from the SDLA benefit auction at the Black Hills Stock Show in Rapid City. We hope she liked what was in the pail. Future juniors for South Dakota Limousin Junior Association were at the Black Hills Stock Show watching the show.

Alexa Montagne of Elk Point, SD, took home the grand champion banner in the Lim-Flex show at the Sioux Empire Farm Show in Sioux Falls, SD. DJ Dazzle Me, a 3/12/16 daughter of EXAR Classen out of DR Roses N Chocolate, went on to be named 7th overall in the Supreme Champion Drive out of 250 heifers.

Blane Keyes of Knapp, WI, took home the grand champion banner in the Sioux Empire Junior Show with his purebred Limousin heifer, MRL Dance With Me 651D, a 5/17/16 daughter of BBLM Yoakum.

Madison Ratliff and her brother, Chase, of Westphalia, KS, visited the Hospitality Tent for popcorn following the Hill show in Denver.

“Escape to Grand Island” NALJA Show Headed to Nebraska

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n less than five months juniors, their families, friends and other Limousin enthusiasts will converge on Grand Island, Nebraska, July 1-7, 2017, for the National Junior Limousin Show and Congress. The show will be hosted by the Heartland L i m o u s i n Association. Members from the states of Iowa,

Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wisconsin will be hard at work putting on a top-notch event. Brenda Anderson of Garner, Iowa, serves as chairperson for the show. She needs volunteers to serve on a variety of committees including: set-up, arrival/traffic control, opening ceremonies, food, hospitality/decorations, show ring decorations and set-up, vendors, photo back drop, kid’s corner/daily activities, awards, thank-you notes, social media/advertising, and clean up. Contact her at 641/512-7423 (cell) or 641/587-2198 (home) or you can send an e-mail to: ganderson@ comm1net.net.

We are also looking for donations of paper products for the meals. We plan to serve approximately 500 people at each meal. A business in your area might be willing to donate cups, napkins, plates and silverware as a way to advertise. Contact Brenda and tell her what has been donated. Rooms are still available at the host hotel, Boarders Inn & Suites, a short distance from the Nebraska State Fairgrounds. The rate is $99 and it includes a hot breakfast. Ask for the Limousin block when making reservations at 308/384-5150. We look forward to seeing all of you in Grand Island. It will be an incredible week for our juniors, their families, and our Limousin friends.


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Vol. 25 • Issue 2 • Mar/Apr 2017

Heartland Sale Reports Sioux Empire Farm Show and Sale

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he Limousin portion of the Sioux Empire Farm Show was Thursday, January 26, 2017, at the W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Heavy snow fell Tuesday and some of the events at the show were delayed a day; however, by Thursday the weather had cleared making it possible for breeders and commercial cattlemen to travel to Sioux Falls for the Limousin Red Carpet Show and Sale. Consignors to this annual event were South Dakota breeders Bruner Limousin of Winfred, Nolz Limousin of Mitchell, ROM’N Limousin of Arlington and Symens Brothers of Amherst. Also consigning to the sale were Ellsworth Limousin of Elkhorn, Wisconsin; Leishman Brothers of Blair, Nebraska; and Lura Limousin of Delavan, Minnesota. SHOW Shane Lindsey of Prairie City, Iowa, evaluated the quality set of Limousin and Lim-Flex cattle. The show was delayed for two hours due to weather which made it impossible for one of the judges to attend. As a result, Shane judged all of the shows Thursday. SALE The top-selling bull was Master BRUN 2948C, a 4/8/15 black, polled purebred son of Master BRUN Oscar. He was consigned by Bruner Limousin and purchased by Tracey Welch of Westfield, Iowa, for $4,600. Kent Waitt of Sheridan, Indiana, purchased ROMN Dirty Deeds 103D for $4,500. He is a 3/7/16 red, polled purebred son of LFLC Big Country consigned by ROM’N Limousin. Master BRUN 2974C, a 4/26/15 red, polled purebred son of Master BRUN Ripley, consigned by Bruner Limousin, was purchased by Monte Rosen of Balaton, Minnesota, for $4,200. Repeat buyers Laura and Kelly Sieh of Clear Lake, South Dakota, purchased two bulls. They bought NOLZ Deuce 41D, a 3/19/16 double black, double polled purebred son of DHVO Deuce 132R consigned by Nolz Limousin for $3,800.

Laura and Kelly Sieh of Clear Lake, SD, purchased two bulls from Nolz Limousin at the Red Carpet Sale in Sioux Falls.

The grand champion bull, exhibited by ROM’N Limousin, was ROMN Dirty Deeds 103D, a 3/7/16 red, double polled purebred son of LFLC Big Country 759B out of ROMN Xceptional 12X. He was a member of the grand champion Pen of Three and People’s Choice winner at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO, January 12, 2017.

ROM’N Limousin also took home the reserve grand champion banner with ROMN Direct Deposit 101D, a 3/11/16 red, scurred purebred son of LFLC Bank Account 701B out of ROMN Born Free 27B.

The grand champion female was Miss SYES Friendly 106C, a 3/4/15 red, homozygous polled daughter of SYES User Friendly 524U out of Miss SYES Aglow 146A exhibited by Symens Brothers.

The reserve grand champion female was ZEDL Cow 620D, a 2/28/16 black, polled daughter of Master BRUN 2782B out of Lady BRUN 2079Y exhibited by Leishman Brothers.

They also purchased KNLZ Dominator 14D for $3,500. He is a 4/4/16 black, double polled son of KNLZ Windy 158B consigned by Nolz Limousin.

Averages: 1 Bred heifer........................................... $3,000 1 Open heifer............................................ 1,300 12 Bulls....................................................... 3,242 Auctioneer: Chisum Peterson Limousin Superintendents: Matt and John Bruner

Andy and Mike Slaba of Geddes, SD, were buyers at the Red Carpet Sale in Sioux Falls.

Monte and his mother, LaDonna Rosen of Balaton, MN, purchased one of the high-selling bulls at the Red Carpet Sale.


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Heartland Sale Reports Bullis Creek Ranch Holds 17th Annual Sale

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ob, Brenda, Neil and Audrey Brawner, Bullis Creek Ranch of Wood Lake, Nebraska, hosted their 17th annual “Generations of Predictability” Production Sale January 30, 2017, at the Burwell Livestock Market in Burwell, Nebraska. This date was a major change for the Brawner family, who previously held their annual Limousin and Red Angus sales in April. Not only did they move their sale date up several months, they also sold only coming 2-year-old bulls rather than a mix of yearlings and 2-year-olds. The genetics they offered are the results of more than 40 years of AI breeding and selection for balanced traits. Every year they bring a quality set of bulls and heifers to Burwell for the seedstock and commercial buyers to evaluate and buy. This year’s sale featured predominately the Red Angus bulls. The top-selling Limousin bull was BRAW Tractor 5182C, a 5/4/15 black, homozygous polled son of BRAW Xtractor 380A out of BRAW MS Stout 2141Z for $4,500. He was one of three Limouisn bulls purchased by Alan Steinke of Idaho Falls, Idaho. Steinke purchased BRAW Topper 5155C, a 4/20/15 red, homozygous polled son of LFLC ZZ Top 70Z out of BRAW MS Prize 7122T for $4,200. The third bull bought by Steinke was BRAW Topper 5143C, a 4/17/15 black, homozygous polled son of LFLC ZZ Top 70Z out of BRAW MS Predestined 182Y for $3,800.

BRAW Xtracxtor 577C, a 3/18/15 black, homozygous polled son of Wulfs Xtractor X233X out of BRAW MS Bond 9179W was purchased by Taylor Farms of Phillipsburg, Kansas, for $3,000. They have purchased bulls and females from Bullis Creek Ranch for 17 years. They were the volume buyer, taking home 10 head of Red Angus and Limousin bulls. The females were brought in by pen and the buyer had the option to buy one or more for the price that was bid. The top-selling Limousin female was BRAW Drewdrop 623D, a 2/25/16 black, double polled daughter of LFLC Big Country 759B out of

Nebraska commercial breeders Eldon Kieborz of Loup City and Cory Markus of Rockville purchased Limousin females at the Bullis Creek Sale.

Audrey Brawner took an active role in the Bullis Creek Sale. Her parents, Rob and Brenda, appreciated her work at the Sandhills Sales in Burwell.

A sunny 50 degree day in Burwell, NE, was a welcome sight to the Bullis Creek offering at the Sandhills Livestock Market in Burwell.

Commercial Red Angus breeders Tim and Dee Painter of Valentine, NE, purchased Limousin and Lim-Flex open females from Rob and Brenda Brawner at the Bullis Creek sale. BRAW MS Predestined 144. She was purchased by Russ Johnson of Sebeka, Minnesota, for $2,000. He was one of the volume buyers, purchasing a bull and five females. Averages: 8 Limousin Bulls..................................... $3,381 7 Open Limousin Females ......................... 1,407 19 Red Angus Bulls...................................... 3,101 10 Red Angus Females................................. 1,240 Auctioneer: Tracy Harl

Alan Steinke of Idaho Falls, ID purchased the three high-selling bulls at the Bullis Creek Sale in Burwell.

HLA Picture Project The Heartland Limousin Association has commissioned C.J. Brown, a wellknown artist, to paint a one-of-a-kind picture featuring Limousin breeders and cattle. We will have juniors in the ring with their heifers, a judge, announcer, spectators in the stands and spectators standing along with rail. There will also be banners with ranch signs/logos around the ring. Many of the spots are now taken; however, we still need people (adults and juniors) sitting in the stands watching the show. The price is only $100 and the money raised will help to defray extra

expenses at the 2017 NALJA Show in Grand Island, Nebraska. This offer is open to anyone from across the United States. We appreciate the efforts of Norma Effertz of Velva, North Dakota, and Judy Symens of Sisseton, South Dakota, who served as co-chairmen of this project. The artist would like to begin the painting in March, so we need your photo and money sent ASAP. Norma’s address is: 1975 48th Street N, Velva, North Dakota 58790-9107. Her e-mail is: normadee@srt.com and her phone number is: 701/720-5136.


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Heartland Sale Reports Limousin Reigns Supreme at Black Hills Stock Show

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he Limousin portion of the Black Hills Stock Show and Sale took place Friday, February 3, 2017, at the Rapid City Convention Center. Seventeen breeders brought a quality set of bulls and heifers for Judge Brady Jensen of Manhattan, Kansas, to evaluate. The Limousin show began at 9:00 a.m. followed by the sale at 1:00 p.m. MST. Consignors from South Dakota were Riley Buck of Bryant, DeRungs Limousin of Ramona, JLX Limousin of Elk Point, Ludens Family Limousin of Viborg, Peterson’s L7 Bar Limousin of Pukwana, ROM’N Limousin of Arlington, Symens Brothers of Amherst, Torgerson Farms of Artesian and Kyle Vechoek of Bruce. Iowa consignors were Boyer Family Farm of Weldon and Venner Limousin of Breda; Wisconsin consignors were Franseen Limousin of Marshfield and Spring Creeks Cattle Co. of Wauzeka; and consignors from Minnesota were Lura Limousin of Delavan and Wulf Cattle of Morris. Leishman Brothers Limousin came from Blair, Nebraska.

SHOW Bulls

The grand champion Limousin bull ended up winning the Supreme Champion title Saturday night. L7 Calvados 5035C is a 4/2/15 homozygous black, homozygous polled 75% Lim-Flex son of L7 Xtreme 0067X out of Miss L7 156Y exhibited by Peterson’s L7 Bar Limousin. Females

ROM’N Limousin took home the reserve grand champion and Division I champion bull with ROMN Dr. Doolittle 106D, a 3/14/16 red, double polled son of LFLC Big Country out of ROMN Roberta. The Division I reserve champion was JFAF Doc Holliday 71D, a 3/2716 red, polled son of LFLC Bank Account out of JFAF Beach Babe shown by Franseen Limousin. The Division II champion was Sprng Crks Classic 231C, a 10/17/15 homozygous black, homozygous polled son of Wulfs Warrior 9302W out of EXLR Reeba 231U exhibited by Spring Creeks Cattle Co. The Division II reserve champion was JLX Chisholm, a 12/24/15 homozygous black, double polled son of WLR Direct Hit out of DJ Xerox shown by JLX Limousin. The Division III reserve champion was ROMN Captivate 120C, a 4/8/15 red, homozygous polled son of Wulfs Apostle T343A out of ROMN Rudy 32R shown by ROM’N Limousin.

The grand champion female was LFLC Candie 111C, a 4/10/15 red, polled daughter of Wulfs Ziplock N9222Z out of LFLC Yo Go 750Y exhibited by Ludens Family Limousin.

Taking home the reserve grand champion title was Leishmans Cow 587C, a 4/15/15 double black, double polled daughter of Leishmans Chisum 364A out of Leon Lady Anapolis 712C shown by Kyle Vechoek of Bruce, South Dakota.

SALE The grand champion bull topped the sale at $13,500. L7 Calvados 5035C, consigned by Peterson’s L7 Bar Limousin, was purchased by J&J Cattle Co. of Snook, Texas. The second high-selling bulls was ROMN Dr. Doolittle 106D consigned by ROM’N Limousin of Arlington, South Dakota. Russ Johnson of Sebeka, Minnesota, purchased the reserve grand champion for $7,250. Another popular bull was Wulfs Cowhand 2024C, a 5/8/15 red, homozygous polled son of Wulfs Xtractor X233X out of Wulfs Zamboanga 2024Z. He was consigned by Wulf Cattle and purchased by Arden Petersen of Eagle Butte, South Dakota, for $7,000. Venner Limousin consigned JBV Rolex 521C, a 4/22/15 black, polled son of Wulfs Zane X238Z out of JBV Princess Jasmine 805U. He was purchased by Randy Shannon of Broadus, Montana, for $6,250.

Jim and Becky Venner thanked Aletta, Tell and Randy Shannon of Broadus, MT, for purchasing their high-selling bull at the Black Hills Stock Show Limousin Sale. Continued on page 34


34th Annual Bull Sale TUESDAY, MARCH 21, 2017 • 1 P.M. CST Mobridge Livestock Auction • Mobridge, South Dakota

SELLING 50 YEARLING BULLS & 8 REPLACEMENT HEIFER CALVES Red | HOMO Black | HOMO Polled | F94L | Heifer-Bulls

Sale Consultant: KILEY MCKINNA, MC Marketing Management - 402/350-3447 Livestock Representative: ANDY REST, NALF - 406/670-5678 DEAN SUMMERBELL, Heartland Assn. - 612/963-3799 HERMAN SYMENS, LIMI-Gene - 605/698-4870

AVAILABLE PRIVATELY 75 Registered Replacement Heifer Calves 67 Registered Bred Replacement Heifers

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Continued from page 32 Toby Peters of Sturgis, South Dakota, had the final bid of $5,100 on JSB Diamond 7D, a 2/25/16 red, polled son of Wulfs Xtractor X233X out of JASB Unleashed 50U consigned by Boyer Family Farm. The top-selling open female was Miss WASY Deported 638D, a 4/21/16 red, homozygous polled daughter of Wulfs Xclusive 2458X out of B Bar Urban Girl 2A. She was consigned by Symens Brothers Limousin and purchased by Vorthmann Limousin of Treynor, Iowa, for $3,900. The grand champion female, shown by Ludens Family Limousin, was the top-selling bred female. LFLC Canie 111C was purchased by Paul Lund of Cottonwood, Minnesota, for $3,700. Ludens also won the use of a trailer for one year after their name was drawn out of a hat Saturday night during the Supreme drive. Loren and Lincoln Shuck of Shuck Brothers, Union Center, South Dakot,a were the volume buyers taking home six bulls. Averages: 25 Bulls..................................................... $4,468 2 Bred females........................................... 4,100 3 Open females.......................................... 2,933 Auctioneer: C.K. “Sonny Booth Breed Representative: Chisum Peterson

Toby Peters of Sturgis, SD, purchased bulls from Jason Boyer of Weldon, IA, and Mark and Sharilyn Willette of Delavan, MN, at the BHSS.

Lincoln and Loren Shuck of Union Center, SD, purchased bulls from Julie and Alexa Montagne of Elk Point, SD; John Franseen of Marshfield, WI; and Riley Buck of Bryant, SD.

John Sedlacek of Tyndall, SD, purchased a bull from Bart Mitchell of Spring Creeks Cattle Co., Wauzeka, WI.

Jill Stern and fiancé, Tom Arnesen, of Florence, SD, purchased a bull for Jill’s brother, Kyle, from ROM’N Limousin; Cookie, Mary, Michelle, Greyson, Palmer and Adam Nielson.

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP The Heartland Limousin Association is comprised of Limousin breeders including the states of IA, KS, MN, MO, NE, SD & WI.

Name ____________________________________________________ Address __________________________________________________ City/State/Zip ______________________________________________ Phone/Email ______________________________________________ Most used herd prefix assigned by NALF ___________________________ The undersigned herein applies for membership in the HLA with all rights and privileges outlined in the HLA constitution and bylaws.

Signature _________________________________________________ Please make checks payable to the HLA, clip and return this membership application & $50 to: Dean Summerbell, HLA, 23244 Gopher Dr, East Bethel, MN 55005-1701

Tenderness Still Ranks High Favorable tenderness ratings for beef steaks have remained steady over the past five years, according to recent checkoff-funded research. The 2015-16 National Beef Tenderness Survey was conducted at Texas A&M University, which has regularly studied this important trait since 1990. While fewer branded products were surveyed compared to 10 years ago, results from the 2015-16 survey found most steaks were considered tender. Warner-Bratzler shear force values, an objective measure of tenderness, were consistent with those noted five years ago for ribeye, top blade, top loin and sirloin steaks. Similar to previous years, the latest survey indicated a need for more industry force on tenderness and improving over-all consumer satisfaction with cuts from the round. Because the survey showed rounds are sometimes not sufficiently aged and

consumer understanding of specific cooking methods for round cuts is limited, improvement in consumer ratings for this primal could be increased. Texas A&M meat scientist Jeff Savell, the lead investigator on the research, said beef is delivering a good eating experience to consumers. He said the research suggests the industry is “keeping its eye on the ball” when it comes to maintaining beef tenderness. “Future focus needs to include a collective effort to utilize optimal aging practices, as well as more support for extensive consumer cooking education for round cuts,” Savell said.


SATURDAY, APRIL 1, 2017 1:00 P.M. • At the FARM VIBORG, SOUTH DAKOTA

SELLING 45 LOTS Limousin | Red Angus

PRODUCTION SALE

35 Limousin Bulls 5 Red Angus Bulls 5 Bred Heifers

Our 2017 NWSS Bulls Sell!

LFLC Denver 857D

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LFLC Doc Holliday 756D

4/8/16 | BW: 78 | Adj. WW: 778 Wulf’s Ziplock N922Z x RUNL Walking Tall 252W BW: 0.6 WW: 74 YW: 107 MK: 23 SC: 1.1

4/1/16 | BW: 82 | Adj. WW: 756 LFLC Zest 51Z x Wulfs Walcott F711W BW: 1.3 WW: 77 YW: 112 MK: 26 SC: 0.8

LFLC Dirty Deeds 823D

LFLC Dollar Bill 764D

3/9/16 | BW: 80 | Adj. WW: 708 LFLC Big Country 759B x LFLC Windfall 56W BW: 0.8 WW: 72 YW: 106 MK: 21 SC: 1.0

2/22/16 | BW: 81 | Adj. WW: 798 LFLC Ace 750A x WZRK Mr Tuff Enuff 6027W BW: 1.1 WW: 72 YW: 111 MK: 26 SC: 0.9

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A Family-Owned Operation That Emphasizes CALVING-EASE • DISPOSITION MUSCLE • FEEDLOT • PERFORMANCE


Longevity in the beef industry requires an “all in” investment in a business model that must succeed in an ever changing market. The foundation starts with a rock solid seedstock supplier. Wulf Cattle has been that rock solid seedstock supplier for more than half a century. We’ve been fully invested in proving genetics through extensive feeding operations and carcass data collection. Our goal is the same today as it was decades ago. We strive to create opportunities for our customers to succeed using Wulf Cattle genetics. When our customers succeed, we succeed. That’s the business of beef.

Wulfs Command K136C ET

Friday, March 31, 2017 ■ 12 Noon At the farm near Morris, Minnesota VIDEO ONLY SALE Watch the sale and bid live online at DVAuction.com and SuperiorClickToBid.com.

SELLING APPROXIMATELY 425 LIMOUSIN, LIM-FLEX & ANGUS BULLS ■ 40 REGISTERED FEMALES Wulfs Compadre 2033C

Preview sale cattle at our open house March 7 and 8 (8 a.m. to 5 p.m.) at Sandy Ridge Ranch, Atkinson, Neb.

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Wulfs Command K136C ET PB LM / Homo Polled Wulfs Yankee K689Y x Wulfs Shooting Star 6134S BD: 8/29/15 ■ NPM2089928 Wulfs Compadre 2033C PB LM / Homo Polled Wulfs Zane X238Z x Wulfs Sandy 2033Z BD: 8/28/15 ■ NPM2081701 Wulfs Content 3786C Lim-Flex / Homo Polled Wulfs Walcott F711W x Wulfs Acai-Berry 3786A BD: 8/19/15 ■ LFM2081521

Registered Limousin, Lim-Flex & Angus ■ Feeder Calf Procurement ■ Value Added Branded Beef Opportunities ■ Feedlot & Carcass Data ■ Source & Process Verification ■ Bull Selection Index ■ Bull Retirement Program ■ Breeding to Feeding Dairy Beef Program ■ Private Treaty Bulls Available at All Times 26406 470th Ave. / Morris, Minnesota 56267 Office: (320) 392-5802 / Fax: (320) 392-5319 Office E-mail: Wulf@WulfCattle.com www.WulfCattle.com

Visit www.WulfCattle.com If you are interested in improving your beef operation using proven genetics and being a part of a value-added supply chain, we encourage you to mark your calendar for the Opportunity Sale of 2017.

2017 Heart Beat March/April 2017  

March/April 2017 - Limousin & Lim-Flex in the Heartland Region

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