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Board Commentary

RAAA Board of Directors President Bob Morton Three Forks, Montana info@gmracattle.com

First Vice President/ Area 3 Director - Rocky Mountain Kevin Miller Briggsdale, Colorado kmiller@wigginstel.com Region A Director Chuck Feddes Manhattan, Montana feddesredangus@gmail.com Region B Director Connie Mushrush Strong City, Kansas redcows@mushrushredangus.com Region C Director/Treasurer Johnny Rogers Roxboro, North Carolina jrrogers1968@gmail.com Area 1 Director - West Sam Lorenzen Bend, Oregon lorenzensam@gmail.com Area 2 Director - Montana Bruce Ketchum Plevna, Montana ketchum@midrivers.net Area 4 Director - Southwest Kyley DeVoe Justin, Texas kyley@3klandandcattle.com Area 5 Director - Northern Plains/ Board Secretary Steve Koester Steele, North Dakota koester@bektel.com Area 6 Director - Great Plains Newley Hutchison Canton, Oklahoma newley@chainranch.com Area 7 Director - Northeast John Langdon Benson, North Carolina johnlangdon5@gmail.com Area 8 Director - Southeast Raymond Prescott Gray Court, South Carolina bullhill2@prtcnet.com Area 9 Director - Midwest Stuart Gilbert Stockport, Iowa redcowrelocators@gmail.com

by By Bob Morton, RAAA President

A Rising Tide Lifts all Breeders The first weekend of July, I forced myself to take a few days away from the daily rigors of ranch life to spend some time with family and friends relaxing at the lake. With three days of nothing to do but think about haying, preg testing, pasture rotations and fence projects, I found myself also reflecting on the Red Angus breed and the nearly eight years that I have served on the Board of Directors. A tremendous amount of water has passed under that bridge in those eight years. I have served under three CEOs, two interim CEOs, three presidents other than myself, worked through an extremely challenging database transition, seen the office move to Colorado, been there for the introduction of several new EPDs and indices, welcomed many fantastic new employees and said goodbye to many others. I’ve watched as the breed grew steadily and rapidly in all areas (memberships, registrations, transfers, FCCP enrollments, industry eagerness towards Red Angus, etc.). And perhaps, most importantly, I watched the Red Angus breeder family ties and bonds grow stronger. Upon further reflection, I realized that all of these things have made the breed stronger. Some of the roads have been a little bumpy, but when we look in the rear view mirror, we can see that we came through with flying colors. It is my opinion that our strength is due in large part to our Vision Statement, our Mission Statement, and our Core Policies that we read as a reminder before each and every board meeting. Our Vision Statement says, “The Red Angus Association of America provides visionary leadership and innovation to enhance the beef industry’s profitability through the competitive advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle.”

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Our Mission Statement says, “Our mission is to provide our members and their customers with innovative programs and services to continue advancing the quality, reliability and value of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced seedstock used in the commercial beef industry.” You will notice that both of these statements are focused not only on Red Angus, but also on Red Angus-influenced cattle. Several of our Core Policies also focus on commercial cattle that are influenced by Red Angus. Core Policy No. 3 states, “The RAAA creates marketing tools for commercial bull customers, creating more demand for Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced genetics.” No. 5 states, “Since its establishment, the RAAA has understood and accepted the economic value of heterosis through planned crossbreeding.” These commercially minded concepts have largely fueled all of the positive things that are happening within the breed and they will continue to allow the breed to make advancements by “pull-through marketing” rather than “push-through marketing.” If we continue to focus on the commercial producer and making that segment of the industry stronger and more profitable with the use of Red Angus genetics – either through straight breeding or planned crossbreeding – demand for Red Angus will continue to grow. This will create demand for more Red Angus bulls which will in turn create demand for more registered females and more seedstock producers which will continue to increase our membership. In short, having a commercial focus will raise the water level for all of us, therefore, all of our boats will float a little higher. It has been an honor to serve this great breed for the last eight years and especially as your president for the last two years. I look forward to watching as the breed continues to accelerate in the coming years. ■


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Association Commentary

RAAA National Office

18335 E 103rd Avenue, Suite 202 Commerce City, CO 80022 (940) 387-3502 • Fax (888) 829-6069 Email: info@redangus.org RedAngus.org

RAAA National Staff Chief Executive Officer Tom Brink Ext. 4 • tombrink@redangus.org

Director of Breed Improvement Ryan Boldt Ext. 12 • ryan@redangus.org Accounting Director Janet Russell Ext. 11 • janet@redangus.org

Director of Commercial Marketing Gary Fike Ext. 20 • gary@redangus.org Commercial Marketing Programs Coordinator Harold Bertz Ext. 19 • harold@redangus.org

Commercial Marketing Specialist Katie Ochsner Ext. 16 • katieochsner@redangus.org

Tag and Show Programs Coordinator Chessie Mitchell Ext. 2 • chessie@redangus.org Director of Communications Brandi Buzzard Frobose Ext. 17 • brandi@redangus.org

ARA Publisher/Advertising Director Kevin LeMaster (515) 225-0051 • kevin@redangus.org ARA Editorial Coordinator Tracey Koester tracey@redangus.org

Junior Programs Coordinator Kim Heller (515) 851-2019 • kim@redangus.org

Red Angus Foundation, Inc. Fund Raiser Patsy Krause (406) 599-2852 • patsy@redangus.org Database and Registration Consultant Kenda Ponder Ext. 15 • kenda@redangus.org Registry & Office Manager Angelia Brooks Ext. 5 • angelia@redangus.org Manager of Membership and DNA Programs Halla Pfeiff Ext. 10 • halla@redangus.org DNA Programs Coordinator Fallon Flick Ext. 7 • fallon@redangus.org Registry Specialists Fax: (888) 829-6069

Assistant Registration Department Manager Amanda Travis Ext. 6 • amanda@redangus.org

REDSPro/Registry Specialists Jeananne Mosher Ext. 18 • jeananne@redangus.org Nolan Woodruff Ext. 9 • nolan@redangus.org

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Receptionist Alana Mouzy • alana@redangus.org

by Tom Brink, RAAA Chief Executive Officer

Value Depends on Dedicated Ownership

Red Angus leverages such dedication toward breed growth George Gilder gets the credit for this quote which serves here as both title and subject. Gilder is a social scientist, researcher, economist and venture capitalist. He cofounded the Discovery Institute and is also a best-selling author that was referenced in speeches by Ronald Reagan more than any other economist. Gilder is a staunch defender of capitalism with a quick wit and abundant common sense. If you read his books, keep a dictionary handy, because there will be some new words to learn. Even so, the core messages he communicates are strikingly simple, like his quote about dedicated ownership and value determination.

Red Angus Dedication The history and growing success of Red Angus can be easily tied to this concept. Founders of the Red Angus breed, for the most part, had limited resources at their disposal. They also had a small cattle population to build on, primarily comprised of red-colored rejects from black Angus herds.

What they did have, however, was vision and dedication to pursue the development of a breed differently from methods popular at the time. From the beginning in 1954, objective weights and measures would be the foundation of the Red Angus breed, with phenotypic selection playing an important role as well. They labored in relative obscurity for What he means is that the value of any decades, being recognized only occasionally product or asset (like a Red Angus cowherd for their novel approach to beef cattle breedor even the entire breed) rests firmly on ing. Even a few decades ago it was common dedication of its owner(s). It depends more to cross paths with ranchers and farmers that on commitment and hard work and less on did not know Angus came in two colors. The luck. The free market is discriminating next phase was minimally better in that more when it comes to value determination and cattle people had become aware Red Angus the person or people behind the product existed as a breed, they just did not know greatly influence the price received on sale anyone who raised them or that used Red day. Think of a group of similar Red Angus Angus bulls on their commercial cows. bulls or females that bring significantly different prices depending on who owns and But thanks to the dedicated ownership of is marketing them. both past and current breeders, those days are over. Red Angus is now widely recognized Dedicated ownership does not approach its and highly regarded as a breed that delivers work casually or in a haphazard manner. the multi-trait excellence beef producers deSerious commitment and a willingness to mand. No longer in the shadow of larger do whatever it takes are foundational to breeds, Red Angus today is probably the secfirst creating and then capturing superior ond largest U.S. beef breed, based on annual values in the marketplace. Find a highly registrations. The word “probably” is used dedicated owner and you’ve found somehere, because we need to see final numbers one who either already is – or soon will be from two other major breeds to make this – more successful than most others enstatement with certainty. gaged in the same business. The product they produce is repeatedly recognized by RAAA registered 83,419 head during its most its purchasers with a premium valuation. recent fiscal year ending June 30, 2018. That figure represents yet another record high for Gilder’s writings make it clear that those the breed, a 4 percent increase versus the preinterested in creating highly valuable prod- vious year and an astonishing 68 percent in ucts and other business assets should total growth during the past five years. No spend more effort looking inwardly – lever- other beef breed comes close to this rate of exaging their own creativity and resourceful- pansion, and we can rightly conclude that the ness – and less time focused outwardly, dedicated ownership of Red Angus breeders expecting help from somewhere else. Takis paying off. The value of Red Angus bulls ing full responsibility for the eventual outand females keeps gaining momentum folcome is key. lowing Gilder’s principle, and as long as we continue along this path, even greater value and more breed growth lie ahead. ■

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HXC Dawson 7003E 3816299 | Pledge x Nebula P707 Displays an impressive spread from CED to yearling Attractively designed with major potential for growth and end-product merit HB EPD 160 Acc % Rank 10

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Schuler Rebel 0029x 1382355 | Nebula P707 x Romero Rebel brings all the traits to the table that make Red Angus cattle great: calving ease, good females and carcass quality. An ideal bull for commercial heifer projects offering sleep-all-night calving ease and excellent calf vigor. HB EPD 182 Acc % Rank 5

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Marketing Update

by Gary D. Fike, Director of Commercial Marketing

Young Guns The marketing team has been busy with several activities, one of which was the recent Young Guns program held in Billings, Montana, June 25 and 26. Approximately 35 Red Angus enthusiasts gathered to learn more about planning for the future, challenges facing the breed, round table discussions and Red Angus fellowship. Forrest Roberts of AgStrata and Dr. Robin Falkner of Zoetis were the featured keynote speakers, and Ryan Boldt, RAAA director of breed improvement, updated participants about the new BOLT technology and EPDs.

Darrell Winter, beef procurement for the Windmill Restaurant in Billings, shared their story of quality beef and the importance of raising cattle that will fit into the restaurant trade. Gary Wall led tours of the ORIgen facility at Huntley, Montana, where attendees saw several Red Angus bulls standing at stud. Boldt, myself, Harold Bertz, Katie Ochsner and summer intern Shelby Gardine pitched in to make Young Guns a successful event.

Producer Meeting I also worked with BarenthsenBullinger Red Angus to hold a producer meeting at their ranch near Powers Lake, North Dakota, on June 27. Over 100 people attended, and the program centered around adding value to your calf crop. Speakers included Bob Scherer from Tyson, Doug Shepperd from Shepperd Cattle Co. in Nebraska, John Schroeder from Darr Feedlot in Cozad, Nebraska, Don Graham from Crossroads Cattle Co., Doug Stanton

from IMI Global, and Tony Bryant from the Kuner/Five Rivers Feedyard in Kersey, Colorado. Speakers and attendees continued their discussions long after the meeting concluded. The Barenthsen and Bullinger families really did a bangup job of organizing the event, sending out invitations, and getting the meal lined up. It was a fantastic opportunity to serve the commercial ranchers and their families, further helping them succeed using Red Angus genetics!

Summer Video Sales Summer video sales are in full swing. The Superior Week in the Rockies sale in Breckenridge, Colorado, was July 9 – 13, and the Video Royale Sale is July 30 – Aug. 3 in Winnemucca, Nevada. The Big Horn Classic will be in Sheridan, Wyoming, Aug. 20 – 24. Check www.superiorlivestock.com for complete details and to view the online catalog.

Convention Convention is just around the corner in Watertown, South Dakota, on Sept. 12 – 14. The Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium is Wednesday, Sept. 12, at the convention location, the Ramkota, and is free to attend. Please visit redangus.org to register and book your room as they are filling up fast.

Welcome, Nolan! Nolan Woodruff joined the Red Angus Marketing Team July 1. He will work on special projects, help organize events, attend trade shows, and help to ease pressure during the heavy bull sale season. Nolan currently serves in the registration department at the National Office in Commerce City, and is a great addition to the team. n

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Are You a Grid Master?

Red Angus cattle continue to add value to premium markets and build customer reputations through the FCCP. Red Angus’ ability to consistently grade Choice or higher and maintain low levels of Yield Grade 4s make them a target for packers to fill premium branded-beef program demands. RAAA recognizes Grid Master winners as a way to demonstrate the grid capability and potential for increased market premiums of Red Angus cattle. Producers whose cattle are enrolled and are wearing the yellow FCCP or green Allied Access tags may submit carcass data to be considered for the distinguished Grid Master award. By collecting carcass data, producers improve their reputation as progressive cattlemen and feeders. They are also able to apply the carcass information into breeding advancements and sire selection in their cowherd. Red Angus calves enrolled in the FCCP or Allied Access that were harvested between July 1, 2017, and June 30, 2018, may be considered if they meet the following specifications under two different classifications: allnatural cattle or conventionally fed cattle. All-Natural Cattle Specifications • 30 head (or larger) load lot size • 90% (or higher) Choice and Prime • 10% (or less) Yield Grade 4 • Calculated Grid Score of 100+ Conventionally Fed Cattle Specifications • 30 head (or larger) load lot size • 85% (or higher) Choice and Prime • 5% (or less) Yield Grade 4 • Calculated Grid Score of 100+ FCCP- and Allied Access-enrolled producers can submit their carcass data for consideration of Grid Master status to Harold Bertz, commercial marketing programs coordinator, at harold@redangus.org, fax 888-8296069, or 940-387-3502, Ext. 19.


Member Services Update Annual Membership and Spring THR Billing Annual Membership Dues were billed in July and are viewable on the statement members received Aug. 1. The membership fees are $100 for a regular member, $20 for a junior member and $30 for an associate member.

Spring Total Herd Reporting fees will be billed in four installments. This is for any female over 16 months of age and on active inventory. THR is $20 per female. The first installment is billed in July and will be viewable on the statement received Aug. 1. Accounts with 10 or less animals will be billed in full. Accounts with 10 or more animals will be billed in four installments. Spring Inventory is due in February, therefore any female on inventory at that time cannot be removed from the billing. Annual Convention

Join us for the 65th Annual Red Angus Convention in Watertown, South Dakota. Please see pages 50 and 51 for the full schedule of events. Annual Convention Booth Opportunities The convention will have a Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium and an offsite event at the Redlin Art Center along with annual reports of the Association. There will be available booth space during this three-day event that is acquired by being a sponsor. If you would like more information re-

garding sponsorship, contact Halla Pfeiff at 940-387-3502, Ext 10.

THR Deadlines July – Past Due Fall Herd Inventory Due August – Spring Birth and Weaning Requested Fall No-Progeny Report Requested September – Fall No-Progeny Report Due October – Fall Inactivations November – Fall Heifer Exposure Requested How-To Section Revision The How-To section covers how the Association handles business and is a supplement to the Rules and Regulations. Due to several changes with the release of the new database, it was necessary that it be revised. It is available at RedAngus.org or a printed copy can be requested at any time by emailing info@redangus.org. Top 3 Reasons to Submit DNA Early

1. Beat the rush. 2. Eliminate pedigree errors early for accuracy when breeding and marketing. For more information, visit redangus.org/genetics/dnatesting/ and click the “Additional Information” tab to read “DNA Parentage Test Evaluation” by RAAA Staff and Dr. Jim Gibb of Neogen. 3. Allow adequate time for resubmission of failed sample(s) due to contamination, twins or lack of a quality sample.

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Rules and Regulations Changes – Effective Immediately Section A – Membership in the Red Angus Association of America 5. Inactive Membership a. Memberships may be inactivated upon written request by the member, though any outstanding balance must be paid. b. Memberships may be inactivated by the Association after 120 days of non-payment on an outstanding balance. This includes membership dues and Total Herd Reporting fees. c. An active member may reinstate their membership by paying the membership reactivation fee, all charges billed within the fiscal year of reactivation, and any existing debt owed to the Association for services rendered.

Section H – DNA 1. DNA Submission a. The accuracy of submitted DNA to the RAAA is the responsibility of the submitting party. RAAA has control over DNA samples submitted including the right to use DNA material and the results achieved to be used for Breed Improvement purposes. The RAAA has the right to verify the accuracy of any DNA submitted, the right to purge DNA found inaccurate or compromised, and the right to determine disciplinary actions, if any. b. The RAAA or any subsidiary may not create new genetic material with DNA submitted to the Association, including cloning and the CRISPR technology.


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RAAA Female DNA Submission – Incentive Program It’s no secret that the use of DNA, and more specifically genomic testing, has allowed for the most advanced and accurate genetic evaluations to occur. While the poultry, swine and dairy industries continue to actively pursue and apply genomics, the cattle industry is just beginning. The most indicative example of this lies in the IGS, Multi-breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLT. The onset of this model opens doors to a new era in cattle breeding and genetic advancement. Regardless of the influx in submissions, there continues to be a deficit in female genotypes. It’s common for breeders to submit all bulls at weaning or only their top bulls to be displayed in their sale catalog. While this is effective for the males submitted, it increases the rarity of genotypes for the cow population. By submitting ALL of your females for genomic testing, instrumental data is added towards predicting maternal traits like STAY and CE. Furthermore, the genomic data added to the female doubles as selection criteria that is equal to adding the following records to REDSPro. 21 Birth Weights 22 Weaning Weights 15 Calving Ease Direct Scores 25 Stayability Records

In effort to reward breeders that use the most effective sampling method and participate in the submission of female genotypes, RAAA will begin a TSU reimbursement program on July 1, 2018. With the help of GeneSeek and Zoetis, the program will work as follows: Only TSU samples submitted on registered females and tested for GGP-uLD or i50K will be considered for reimbursement. Additionally, a minimum of 20 female samples must be submitted per order. TSUs will be reimbursed at a rate of 1:2 – one TSU for the submission of two genotypes – while supplies last. At the end of each month, RAAA staff will calculate the number of females submitted and send the reimbursement of TSUs to the address on the RAAA Member account. The Steps for Submission:

1. Contact RAAA Office to purchase AllFlex TSUs. 2. Collect TSU Samples on 20+ females 3. Find the GeneSeek or Zoetis order form at: redangus.org/genetics/dna-forms/ 4. Mail TSU samples and completed order form* to: RAAA 18335 E. 103rd Ave. Suite 202 Commerce City, CO 80022 Please contact dna@redangus.org or call (940) 387-3502 Ext. 8 with questions. *Zoetis forms must be filled out electronically in Excel and emailed to dna@redangus.org.


Replacement Heifer Demand Drives Production Decisions by Tracey Koester, ARA Editorial Coordinator

When Kerry Bettenhausen and brothers, Reggie and Cordell, first started using Red Angus bulls more than 25 years ago, their goal was to add calving ease to their first-calf Simmental heifers, reducing assisted births and labor during the calving season. However, they liked the offspring so well that they began using Red Angus and hybrid Simmental-Red Angus sires on their entire ranch located in south-central North Dakota near the town of Venturia.

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Now, their cowherd is predominantly Red Angus with about 25 percent Simmental bloodlines. The hybrid cows do well on the North Dakota prairie in the summer and are resilient enough to withstand the cold and wind of a harsh northern winter. The Bettenhausen brothers like the longevity of the Red AngusSimmental cows for added production years, and value the hybrid vigor, growth and gainability in their steer calves. The demand for their replacement heifers, however, is driving their production decisions, and this summer, they turned out all Red Angus bulls.

Tag Transition The Bettenhausen ranch has used Allied Access tags the past three years. The green tag verifies age and source for producers utilizing a planned crossbreeding system or hybrid bulls. Bettenhausen likes the flexibility of the Allied Access tag – tagging both Red Angus-sired and hybrid-sired calves alike – but the buyers of their replacement heifers are looking for the yellow Red Angus tag. Originally slated to identify Red Angus-sired calves entering the feedlot, the yellow Feeder Calf Certification Program tag has expanded to adding value to replacement heifers by ensuring at least 50 percent Red Angus genetics. “Our replacement heifers dollar up with – or better than – our steer calves, and we have less feed inputs into them,” explained Bettenhausen. They typically background their steer calves and market them at 800 pounds in January or early February through Hub City Livestock in Aberdeen, South Dakota, just across the state line. In late-February or early March, they select their own replacement females, then sell the remaining heifers at auction, complete with pre-breeding vaccinations and veterinarian palpation to ensure breedability. Their heifers have sold as far away as Oklahoma, but local buyers know their value. “They buy quality heifers, breed them, and then offer them for sale as bred heifers in late fall,” said Bettenhausen. “They encouraged us to switch to the yellow FCCP tag because it identifies these heifers as Red Angus-sired, adding value when they market them as bred females.” So, while the green Allied Access tag has served them well, they will switch to the yellow FCCP tag next spring, identifying all their calves as Red Angus-sired. “We want to be a source for top-shelf commercial heifers,” said Bettenhausen, “and our buyers want to know they are getting Red Angus genetics.”

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Replacement Heifer Demand Drives Production Decisions Sire Selection Bettenhausen purchases four yearling bulls each year to add to his sire battery and prefers to buy two brothers at a time to add consistency to the calf crop. He also follows a systematic approach to select bulls that will improve the average EPDs of his sires.

“We attended Kris Ringwall’s bull-buying workshop last winter, and that taught us how to select bulls with better EPD profiles,” said Bettenhausen. Ringwall, the director of North Dakota State University’s Dickinson Research Center, had workshop attendees look up their sires on redangus.org, input the EPDs into a spreadsheet and average each trait, giving them a base for sire selection. Bettenhausen said knowing the current EPD average of his bulls helps him select new sires with better numbers. “When we receive a bull sale catalog in the mail, we go through and cross off any bulls with numbers that fall below our sires’ collective EPD average,” he said. “From there, we can select bloodlines and phenotype traits, but we never want to buy a bull that ranks lower than our average.” By following their criteria year after year, the Bettenhausen brothers plan on inching up their sires’ EPD average, there-

When making bull-buying decisions, Bettenhausen selects new sires whose EPDs exceed the average of their current bull battery.

fore improving carcass traits in their steers and the overall quality of their replacement heifers. Bettenhausen doesn't select bulls that are extreme in any trait and likes long-bodied bulls that add weight to their calves through length rather than frame size. “You can add a lot of weight to calves through length,” he said.

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Replacement Heifer Demand Drives Production Decisions “With today’s technology, we can view videos of the bulls before the sale and even purchase them online from home,” said Bettenhausen. “I trust the EPDs and the reputation of the breeders we buy from.” Disposition, udder structure and good feet are also important traits that play into a cow’s longevity. “We want our cows to stay in production longer than nine or 10 years,” he said. “If we have an older cow – even 12 years old – that is bred on time, walking on sound feet and has a good udder, we will keep her another year in the hopes of getting one more heifer calf out of her.” They diligently cull for disposition, unsound feet and poor udders. They feed their sale cows for 100 days before selling which is the only grain their cows receive. Maintaining a Balance “I think the perfect commercial cow is 75 percent Red Angus and 25 percent Simmental,” said Bettenhausen. “The two breeds are very complementary and the cows fit our operation.” They graze predominantly in large pastures starting in late spring. Cordell, however, has a cell grazing system on his

Bettenhausens tag their calves at birth with the green Allied Access tag, verifying age and source of their calf crop.

place. “We rotate the cows every 30 days,” he said. “The well is in the center of the cross fences, so it’s easy to move cows when it’s time to rotate pastures.” In late summer and fall, the brothers implement cropresidue grazing on wheat, corn, sunflower and canola fields. Most of their pastures and fields are fenced with high-tensile electric fence with solar-powered fresh water sources to accommodate grazing.

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Replacement Heifer Demand Drives Production Decisions “I weigh in when Reggie and Cordell are planning the crop rotation,” said Bettenhausen, whose primary responsibility in the family corporation is cattle management. “I like corn varieties that dry down quickly for harvest so we can graze corn stalks.” By grazing crop residue, the Bettenhausen brothers are able to manage the grass in their pastures as well as naturally fertilize their fields. “The cows can spread out their manure rather than us doing it,” smiled Cordell. Grazing canola field residue isn’t typical, but Bettenhausen said it works very well for their operation. The northern oil seed crop is hardy and the regrowth after harvest stays green even after it freezes or is buried in snow. They wean the end of October and walk the pairs home several miles from their respective pastures or fields – another reason that sound foot structure is a must. They background the calves and the cows continue to graze crop residue until Christmas. In the winter, they roll out long hay as the cows’ only feed source, and start calving the end of March. Each brother shares in the calving responsibilities. Reggie manages the replacement heifers, then calves them at his headquarters. Cordell calves out a set of cows that later transition to his cell grazing system, and Kerry calves out the majority of the mature cows. “We installed surveillance cameras in all our calving barns and pens this year,” said Bettenhausen. “It really helped ease the labor during the cold weather this spring and eliminate unnecessary trips outside if the cows were quiet. We could watch a cow calve without disturbing her, and then monitor that newborn calves nurse.”

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He also said it was interesting to watch the wildlife activity so close to their barns. “The racoons came out about 9:30 each night and the coyotes would even come up to the pens to scavenge cleanings. We didn’t have any problems with them bothering baby calves this year, but it is something we watch.” The Future In addition to their plans to switch to the FCCP tag, they are considering DNA testing their heifer calves with the Red Navigator profile to further identify the genetic merit of their females. The results would help them select which heifers to retain in their herd and which ones to sell. The Bettenhausen brothers and their wives – Kerry and Pam, Reggie and Peggy, Cordell and Ann – have built their operation over the years, and now it’s time to make room for the next generation. Kerry and Pam have two sons and two daughters. Nathan is a computer programmer and Emily works in Minneapolis. Hanna and husband Eric Ebel have started their own beef cow herd, and son Seth is still in high school but interested in an agriculture career. Reggie and Peggy’s two sons, Adam and Nash, will begin working into the incorporated farming and ranching operation.

Heifer calves – marketed as replacements – often dollar up at the same amount or more than their steer mates.

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One thing that won’t change at the Bettenhausen ranch is their appreciation for their Red Angus cowherd and their desire to sell high-quality, market-topping replacement heifers. “We are always trying to step up our quality through sire selection,” concluded Bettenhausen, “and it is paying off with both the steers and heifers on sale day.” ■


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During my tenure in the commercial seedstock industry, I observed few evolutions that toyed with the emotions of both seedstock and commercial cow-calf breeders as much as the current deliberation over breed improvement. Growing frustration around the degradation of phenotypic values fueled by breakdowns in quality-control oversight have sparked sidebar conversations that have begun to question the validity of selection tools and the need for continued genetic progression.

If you choose to anchor your breeding program three standard deviations above the mean (i.e. on the very tip of the bell curve), you must learn to adapt and evolve within that environment. Creating substantial change in a genetic base will tend to require a breeder to work within a very heterogeneous or diverse DNA pool. This condition allows for the creation of new breed-changing genotypic combinations that are needed to propel a breed forward. However, this will also create a reciprocal number of undesirable genetic types to be managed.

The negative stereotype toward cattle with elite EPD tabulations for growth, calving ease and carcass traits has cut a sizeable wedge within multiple breeds. And, there is plenty of evidence to recognize the legitimacy of such a fracture in breeder philosophy. I have seen and dealt with many of these same frustrations. Fortunately, there is a cure. Step one is recognizing that the primary cause has nothing to do with the goals, EPDs or indices involved in the process of breed improvement. It can be

Over time, positive gene combinations can become more homogenous – or similar – within a population of cattle under ideal levels of scrutiny. Limiting genetic variance will increase the level of predictability within a population or herd. The key to creating this scenario is simple. It requires a substantial level of discipline and sacrifice. A breeder must embrace that living on the edge will yield both elite and degraded genetic combinations. If you breed three standard deviations above the mean, you must

by Jared Wareham, Top Dollar Angus General Manager

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also cull three to four times harder than everyone else. Furthermore, there is no easy button that will limit your exposure to the challenges of breeding for genetic improvement. EPDs, indices and DNA aren’t the problem. It’s awfully hard to blame your hammer and saw after building upon a poor foundation or failing to properly maintain its structural integrity. The reality is tremendous cattle that do lots of things really well do exist. They are just really hard to make. Also, an advanced pace of breed improvement requires tremendous discipline. Embracing the highly regimented level of commitment to culling that is required can be difficult to stomach. Perhaps staying conservative and breeding with proven genetics is a more digestible option. Consequently, a commitment to being average will also come with its own unique set of sacrifices. ■ Jared Wareham, Top Dollar Angus General Manager jared@topdollarangus.com 660-492-2777


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JRA Update

Following Red Angus Across Borders

by Genna VanWye, JRA President Sometimes opportunities present themselves to us and the magnitude of the impact is not always immediately apparent. It is vital that we ride out those opportunities for as far as they will take us, as they allow us to gain valuable knowledge, skills and connections. My involvement in the JRA led me to one of the biggest opportunities I’ve ever taken and allowed me to have the courage and connections available to take it. The travel experiences and networking opportunities under my belt enabled me to pursue my summer internship. I’m currently spending my summer 1,200 miles from home in Athabasca, Alberta, Canada, working on a registered Red Angus and Angus operation. The main activities I’m involved in are calving out over 1,100 cows, vaccinating and branding calves, following synchronization

protocols, and eventually performing AI work. I’m gaining an in-depth understanding of ranching on a large scale. The topics I’ve found particular interesting are the selection of genetic traits enabling cattle to flourish in a colder climate on a swath grazing system, the phenotypic traits that effect reproductive efficiency, and the volatility of global ag markets. A connection I made back in 2015, led me to where I stand now. Serving on the JRA Board of Directors allows me to network with beef producers throughout the U.S. and Canada. At the 2015 National Red Angus Convention in Grapevine, Texas, I met Travis Olson, one of the owners and operators of Ole Farms.

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Fast forward to January 2018. I was on the hunt for a summer internship and came across Travis’s contact information. I decided to give him a call and see if an opportunity to spend the summer in Canada was available. He remembered our conversation in 2015 and was happy to allow me the opportunity to spend the summer learning about Canadian agriculture. He was also very forward about making sure I got the most out of the experience as far as knowledge and skills go, understanding that learning is very important to me. I didn’t really expect to use this connection only two years later, nor did I think it would involve a summer in Canada. The opportunity really has been beneficial to my knowledge and understanding of global markets and beef production. It goes to show that every opportunity one takes can lead you to another one that may be even more impactful. The knowledge I’ve gained and friendships I’ve made here in Alberta will definitely influence my future and the plans I hold for my career – all thanks to a chance meeting in result of the opportunities I took within the Junior Red Angus Association. n


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Red Angus Readies for IGS EPDs Powered by BOLT

RAAA Board Approves Release of New Technology to Guide Selection Decisions by Ryan Boldt, Director of Breed Improvement

It has long been established that the best way to improve quantitative traits is to perform selection based on EPDs. Technology for calculating EPDs is also constantly improving due to advances in statistics, genetics, computer science and economics. In August, the RAAA will transition its EPD calculations to the IGS Multi-Breed Genetic Evaluation powered by BOLTTM. This new evaluation will provide EPDs that are more predictive with weekly evaluations and improved use of DNA information. These improvements will result in more accurate EPDs to make selection decisions and will allow for faster genetic progress in the Red Angus breed and increased profitability for the commercial cattle industry. The current IGS genetic evaluation contains performance and pedigree records for over 17 million animals and over 120,000 genotypes. This is the largest genetic evaluation in the beef cattle industry due to the collaboration of 13 progressive breed associations. By pooling the data from these associations, the evaluation uses many more records that would ever be achievable from a single breed analysis alone. This results in more total information available on each animal and its relatives, therefore the increase in information will result in more accurate genetic predictions for all animals. For several years, RAAA has participated and published EPDs from the IGS Multi-Breed analysis. The previously published EPDs included growth and carcass traits. Now, not only will growth and carcass traits benefit from the BOLT Multi-Breed analysis, Calving Ease and Stayability EPDs will also be calculated using the large database of information. Calving Ease and Stayability were previously evaluated using only information available in the Red Angus database. Another improvement in the IGS-BOLT analysis is the transition from a genomic-blending methodology to a singlestep genetic evaluation. Under the previously published genetic evaluation, EPDs were first estimated using pedigree and performance measures, and then this information was blended with the molecular breeding values from the genomic test one animal at a time. With a single-step analysis, the information that calculates an EPD includes pedigree, performance and genomic information simultaneously. By moving from a two-step process 38 American Red Angus Magazine â– July/August 2018

to a single-step process, the amount of information gained by genotypes increases. The BOLT analysis uses a reduced set of markers that have a significant impact on economically relevant traits. By using this methodology, the analysis gains better predictive ability because it eliminates markers that have little to no impact on measured traits. This results in improved statistical properties of the analysis by not having to estimate many marker effects. In addition, some significant improvements in the models used to calculate EPDs are also included in the BOLT analysis. For example, carcass trait models were improved to more accurately describe each trait. Previously, carcass traits were evaluated in pairs of the carcass trait and its corresponding ultrasound indicator. In the BOLT analysis, these models were reconfigured into two models – one that evaluates fat traits and the second model that evaluates Ribeye Area and Carcass Weight. Another advantage compared to the previous analysis is the updated Carcass Weight EPD evaluation, which uses actual carcass weight records. For Calving Ease, the previous genetic evaluation used a binary phenotype of assisted or unassisted birth. The BOLT model uses actual calving ease scores for the genetic evaluation. The statistical methodology for Stayabality EPD calculation has also been improved. A random regression approach is now used for the IGS-BOLT Stayability genetic evaluation. This statistical methodology is better suited to evaluate data measurements over time and allows for the ability to evaluate a female’s performance for all time points up to 6 years of age. The previously mentioned updates will cause changes in the EPD values and reranking of animals. These changes will also alter the values and rankings for the HerdBuilder and GridMaster indexes. The ranges of many of the EPDs will also shrink compared to previous evaluations. This reduction in the low-to-high range of EPDs has been tested by the IGS team and is expected based on the genetic variation in the population.


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Red Angus Readies for IGS EPDs Powered by BOLT Another noticeable change is that EPD accuracy values will be more precise but numerically lower. The reason for this is that previously evaluations used an approximation method to calculate accuracies for EPDs. Using the BOLT software, the true accuracy value for an animal is calculated using superior methodology. This does not mean that the traits are being estimated less accurately, but it does mean that the new accuracy values will give a better gauge in how much confidence you should have in each EPD. Using the BOLT software, genetic evaluations will be conducted weekly. Previously, RAAA conducted genetic evaluations two times per year. An advantage to running evaluations weekly is that EPDs will be updated more regularly as data and information is submitted to the RAAA to be used in the evaluation. Due to running the evaluation more regularly, we eliminate the need to perform interim EPD calculations. Therefore, it will be important to get animals registered and phenotypes into the evaluation as soon as possible so that the changes can be reflected in their EPDs as quickly as possible. â–

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Weaned Versus Non-Weaned Calves: What is the Added Value at Sale Time? by Gary D. Fike, Director of Commercial Marketing

The fall calf sale sale season will soon be upon us. Ranchers traditionally market their spring-born calves during the fall months of September through December, though some are now using summer video sales as a way to get their calves sold earlier.

A subject that has long been debated is the costs versus return of preconditioning programs and the value of weaning. The good news is these answers are more clearly defined, thanks to a recent analysis of the Superior Livestock Auction’s video data, as reported by Kansas State University researchers.

The chart presents the mean sale price of lots of beef calves in each of the health and weaning protocols:

$158 $156

When calf prices were exceptionally high in 2014 and 2015, the added value of weaning was less evident. Net margins were large and cow-calf operators’ profits were the highest on record. There was a price advantage for preconditioning and weaning, but it was minimal compared to the percentage of total dollars received per head. That scenario has changed, and adding value to calves has become even more important with higher input costs on the ranch and lower prices for calves. From the most recent Superior Livestock Auction analysis, we know that buyers pay a premium for calves that have been weaned at least 45 days, even after accounting for the effect of preconditioning vaccines. The 2017 Superior Livestock Auction video sale data – which included 23 Superior video sales from January through December – yielded some telling results on the value of weaning. The research studied 7,358 lots of calves with a mean weight of 574 pounds. The average lot size was 101 head equating to 743,158 total calves – nearly three-quarters of a million head – in the analysis. The lots were classified by vaccination and weaning protocols as defined by Superior’s well-known VAC24, VAC34, VAC34+, VAC45 and VAC45+ programs. The study also included lots defined as “weaned and received a viral vaccination at some time” and “nonweaned and received a viral vaccination at some time.” The VAC45 and 45+ programs were the only two programs that included a required minimum weaning time of 45 days prior to delivery. The VAC24, VAC34 and VAC34+ protocols included no required weaning period. All health protocols required clostridial 7-way and respiratory complex vaccines to be administered to the calves at various times in their lives before leaving the ranch. 42 American Red Angus Magazine ■ July/August 2018

$154 $152 $150 $148 $146 $144 Vac34 or 34+

VAC45 or 45+ Weaned + Viral

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Non-weaned + Viral

The VAC34 and 34+, as well as the VAC45 and 45+ protocols were combined for this analysis. The chart allows us to derive the value of a weaned versus non-weaned calf. Calves that were in the VAC45 or VAC45+ program or identified as being “weaned with a viral vaccination received at some time” brought significantly higher prices than the VAC34, 34+, VAC24 or “non-weaned calf with a viral vaccine at some time.” At an average weight of 574 pounds, weaning was worth approximately $4 to $7 per cwt, or $20 to $40 per head – and that is before any consideration for calf weight gain during the weaning period is taken into account. Similarly, recent data from the Oklahoma Quality Beef Network showed that weaned calves bring 1.5 to 3.0 percent more in price than non-weaned calves. The OQBN required age, source and vaccine-protocol verification in the program and has had selected feeder calf sales every year since 2001. Dr. David Lalman, Oklahoma State University Extension beef cattle specialist, stated, “The OQBN is a mechanism that builds trust between buyers and sellers. The program encourages producers to use effective preweaning and weaning management practices that alleviate stress and disease risk.”


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Weaned Versus Non-Weaned Calves: What is the Added Value at Sale Time? Lalman continued, “Value is added through improved price, but don’t overlook the added value of weight gain during the 45-day (or longer) growing period. Producers that achieve a nutritionally balanced, economical ration during this period can add considerably more value to their calf crop.” Lalman explained, “As an example, with an average daily gain of 1.25 pounds for 45 days at a cost of 75 cents per pound of gain, you’ve added 56 pounds and $42 per head of cost (1.25 x 0.75 x 45). Over the past few years, the value of added weight in weaned calves has ranged from about $0.80 to $1.20 per pound. So, depending on market conditions, increased income from weight gain alone would range from $45 to $67 to offset the added feed and labor cost. This gives producers an opportunity to market some of their home-raised grass, hay or other feeds through their calves. At the same time, calves stay at home during the stressful weaning period rather than being exposed to unfamiliar conditions, feeds and pathogens.” Feedlot operators are not fans of receiving bawling calves. Jerry Jackson, manager of Stampede Feeders in Scott City, Kansas, said that the added stress of sudden separation from their mothers affects performance and health. “When calves arrive at the feedlot that have not been weaned

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for 45, and preferably 60 days, we face some difficult situations,” Jackson said. “The stress contributes to a breakdown in immune system function, so even if the proper vaccines have been administered – if enough time has not been allowed for the calf to build actual immunity to the respiratory diseases – it can be a wreck.” Terry Beller of Beller Feedlots in Lindsay, Nebraska, echoed Jackson’s comments. “It’s far better for calves to go to a backgrounding yard if they have not been weaned. Calves are a health risk anyway, as compared with yearlings or previously backgrounded cattle. You can spend a lot of time and money in lost performance and treating sick calves – almost always more so than if they come into the backgrounding lot or grazing situation with at least a 45-day weaning period.” Weaning calves can pay big dividends. Buyers are assured of healthier calves that can get started on feed earlier, and they will pay more for them. Ranchers, in turn, will receive a greater return for their efforts in both money and time invested. The bottom line is weaned calves are typically worth $20 to $40 more per head than non-weaned calves, before any weight gain during the weaning period is considered. ■


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Show-Me-Select Program Serves as Example of Value-Added Brilliance by Brandi Buzzard Frobose, RAAA Director of Communications

Perhaps the greatest accomplishment of the Show-Me-Select Heifer Replacement Program is the acceptance of the objectives of the program – both at an individual and statewide level. This far-reaching support has led to monumental success in all facets of the beef industry. From first-time buyers to academia to veterinarians, the across-the-board endorsement from every segment of the beef industry is both rousing and admirable.

A testament to the value of the program is the sheer number of heifers developed under the protocols that are never intended to strut through a sale ring. In fact, more than 136,000 heifers have been enrolled in the program since its inception in 1997; however only about 35,000 have been marketed through one of the program’s well-attended sales. The fact of the matter is the protocols add such incredible value to heifers that producers are incorporating the reproductive health plans and retaining the heifers in their own herds. What does that say about the value of the heifers who go through the process? According to Bryan Evans, they’re worth their weight in gold. Evans, who purchased his first set of ShowMe-Select heifers in 2004, had a lot of faith in the program because he knew that it was overseen and managed by University of Missouri Extension. “The Extension coordinators and university staff do a great job putting together the program and coordinating the sales. After I bought my first set in 2004, I was so impressed with their calving ease and docility that I started exclusively buying Show-MeSelect heifers and now the whole herd is 100 percent program heifers.” In fact, Evans has had such great success with heifers purchased through the program that he started consign-

John Wheeler (l) and Nolan Kleiboeker (r) discuss the growth and success of the Show-Me-Select Heifer Replacement Program over the past 20 years.

ing heifers to the Palmyra, Missouri, sale in 2014. His complete dedication to the objectives and goals of the program has paid off not only through premiums but through intangible benefits as well. “I sell heifers to my neighbors and it’s a great source of pride that they have that level of confidence in what I’m doing.” Veterinarians: Leading the Charge When Dr. Mac Wilt of the Paris Veterinary Clinic in Paris, Missouri, initially began working with the program two decades ago, some clients were hesitant to adopt a few of

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the technologies, namely estrous synchronization and timed AI. However, through consultation and proven results, most of Wilt’s clients now follow the protocol of the Show-Me-Select program and are fully engaged in next-level heifer development. One reason Dr. Wilt attests that his clients are such enthusiastic proponents of the program is the proven track record of reduced dystocia across the Missouri beef industry. “The benefits of adopting the program’s protocols are substantial. It’s a win-win for everybody.


Producers are seeing tighter calving windows, fewer cases of calving difficulty and, in the case of confirmed AI-bred heifers, fewer midnight-calving-pen checks. If a producer doesn’t have the whole herd penned up for several weeks during calving season because he knows a precise window of time they might calve, that significantly improves his quality of life.” Nolan Kleiboeker, Show-Me-Select board member and producer from southwest Missouri, followed the advice of his veterinarian when it came to culling late breeders and has seen positive returns for more than 20 years. “My veterinarian encouraged me to cull late-breeding heifers and those with inadequate pelvic measurements and reproductive tract scores, whereas I had been keeping them if they were phenotypically correct. Once I started culling those latebreeding heifers, my calving window tightened up and the results have spoken for themselves.“ Kleiboeker has been marketing heifers through the Show-Me-Select program since the first sale in Joplin, Missouri, in 1997, and his most resounding piece of advice for producers weighing the decision to jump on board is that they need to have something valuable to offer buyers that can’t be found elsewhere.

May, the Wheelers’ heifers constituted two of the three highest-selling lots of the night. Buyers will pay for quality and consistency and the Wheelers know how to deliver highquality heifers that buyers demand. Dr. Voyd Brown, practicing veterinarian at the Barry County Veterinary Service in Cassville, Missouri, says the acceptance and implementation of the program’s protocols has provided quantifiable evidence of success to producers. “Not only has the program allowed producers and stakeholders to objectively evaluate heifers using evidence-based measurements, it has also stimulated them to think about future development and the direction they want to take their herds five to 10 years down the road.” Speaking of the future, decreased dystocia occurrence is not the only major benefit of owning Show-MeSelect heifers. Producers like Bryan Evans also attest that their cows stay in the herd longer because of their overall reproductive health and wellbeing. “I recently culled six Show-Me-Select cows that I purchased in 2004. They

were actually bred but were a month or so out of my calving window and I didn’t want to alter my management for them.” For those questioning the validity of the program, 15-year-old cows are helping raise the bar in Missouri, one herd at a time. Future, Not Final, Impact If you ask Dr. David Patterson his opinion of the most important impact the Show-Me-Select program has had on the Missouri beef industry, he is quick to point to the relationship between producers and their veterinarians. “Veterinarians are conducting more reproductive health management protocols as the Show-Me-Select program has raised the bar in terms of producers’ understanding of heifer development – both from a health and nutritional standpoint. The buyin from veterinarians has been tremendous and many producers have realized that if they purchase heifers through the program, they don’t have to do additional heifer development because the work has already been done for them. It has significantly raised the quality of the beef herd statewide.”

John Wheeler, a 15-year consignor, puts it bluntly. “You have to start with good cattle and stick with it. Be dedicated to the end goal, raise the bar and stay in the program. It pays off.” Take it from someone who knows. Wheeler and his wife Kathy consistently consign heifers that command the highest premiums at their local Show-Me-Select sale at the Joplin Regional Stockyards. In fact, at the Show-Me-Select sale held at JRS in

Red Angus-influenced heifers were one of the high-selling lots at the Show-MeSelect sale at Joplin Regional Stockyards in May.

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Show-Me-Select Program Serves as Example of Value-Added Brilliance Dr. Patterson added that without the support and dedication to improving the quality of the beef herd, and overall reproductive health, this success story would be a different tale. Brown and Wilt wholeheartedly agree that the Show-Me-Select program protocol is the gold standard for heifer development and it greatly decreases the incidences of dystocia among client herds in both of their practices. “In my clientele, dystocia occurrences for those producers who utilize the protocol is nearly zero. I’m constantly told that the program is fantastic,” said Brown. “Additionally, we see heifers developed more closely together, with tighter calving windows and a more uniform calf crop. This leads to heavier calves to market because they are all born at the beginning of the season.” Wilt is quick to point out that while decreased dystocia occurrences are a won-

derful side effect of the program, the benefits go much deeper. “The Show-Me-Select program’s reproductive health protocols prevent calves from falling behind from the get-go. A calf that is born with difficulty doesn’t generally suckle right away, won’t always get colostrum and is already behind from a growth and development standpoint. By decreasing dystocia occurrences, we are increasing the chances of weaning big, healthy calves.” Where to Now? So what’s next for the Show-Me-Select Heifer Replacement Program? To be frank, it appears the sky is the limit for this vastly successful and influential system. From east to west, north to south, nearly every stakeholder sees opportunity for more growth and success. Indeed, according to Evans, there are more out-of-state buyers at every

sale, which proves the validity of the program and creates competition for consignors. When posed with the same question, Patterson indicates he is not letting off the throttle anytime soon, as he sees abundant opportunities for advancement and development in the program, specifically in the areas of genomic testing and genomically enhanced EPDs. “The educational value of the ShowMe-Select program is tremendous. It’s an ongoing project and I hope that it continues to serve as a conduit to introduce new technology to beef producers. There is so much new technology available to producers at the cow-calf level, and with the guidance from veterinarians we can continue helping producers experience tangible success.” For more information on the Show-MeSelect Heifer Replacement Program, visit http://agebb.missouri.edu/select/.

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Convention Registration Opens Red Angus Foundation, Inc. Board Breakfast.......................................Prairie Affiliate Meeting & Breakfast ..............................................................Coteau Trade Show Opens ...............................................................................Main Convention Hall General Session ....................................................................................Glacial Lakes Ballroom Welcome, Call To Order, President’s Message, State of the Association, Finance Committe Report Guest Speaker, Allison Rivera, NCBA .................................................Glacial Lakes Ballroom Break ....................................................................................................Main Convention Hall General Session ....................................................................................Glacial Lakes Ballroom Breed Improvement Committee Lunch ...................................................................................................Glacial Lakes Ballroom Junior Advisors Meeting.......................................................................Prairie Registration Closed, Reopens 7 a.m. Friday .........................................Glacial Lakes Ballroom General Session ....................................................................................Glacial Lakes Ballroom Constitution & Bylaws Committee Meet the Candidates ............................................................................Glacial Lakes Ballroom Regional Caucus Discussions ...............................................................Glacial Lakes Ballroom Break ....................................................................................................Main Convention Hall General Session ....................................................................................Glacial Lakes Ballroom Promotions Committee Junior Activities Committee Social ....................................................................................................Main Convention Hall Dinner ..................................................................................................Glacial Lakes Ballroom Rodney Nelson – Cowboy Poet ............................................................Glacial Lakes Ballroom

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Members Vie for Seats on RAAA Board

Five director seats and the position of president are up for election at the National Red Angus Convention scheduled for Sept. 12 – 14, 2018, in Watertown, South Dakota. The following RAAA members have expressed their desire to run for the Board and are in good standing with the Association. The Nominating Committee will present the Board candidates on Thursday, Sept. 13 during the General Session. Additional candidates may announce their candidacy at this time. Members will meet in their respective caucus on Friday, Sept. 14, and cast their ballot for their area and/or regional director.

Members in good standing are entitled to one vote per membership. To be eligible to vote, membership dues billed in July must be paid prior to convention and a member must have one active female on THR inventory at the time of the 30-day meeting notice. Associate members may not vote, and Junior Red Angus members only have voting privileges in JRA. Candidates for President Kevin Miller Kevin Miller of Briggsdale, Colorado, is seeking the office of president of RAAA after serving as the Director of District 3 – Rocky Mountain for eight years. Miller and his wife Sallie are partners with her parents in Croissant Red Angus. They have one daughter, Alisa, that is 13. Miller graduated from Colorado State University in 1997 with a Bachelor of Science in animal science, and again in 2002 with a Master of Science in management systems where he focused on applied reproduction and the cost benefits of artificial insemination. Miller has worked with large and small commercial cow-calf operations, a heifer development facility, and a CSU research facility before becoming a partner in Croissant Red Angus in 2006. He is presently serving as the RAAA’s

first vice president, as well as on the Strategic and Technical Committees. Through the years, Miller has also served on the Marketing, Alliance and Registration Committees. “The opportunity to meet and work with some of the finest people in the beef industry has been my greatest reward,” said Miller. Miller also serves the beef industry as a Top Dollar Angus board member and Colorado Cattlemen’s Association Animal Health and Well-Being Committee member, and serves on the Briggsdale FFA Advisory Committee and Colorado Farm Show Beef Day Committee. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his family and watching Alisa play volleyball and basketball. His goal is to continue to add value to Red Angus genetics through the programs that exist today, and to help build new ways to achieve this goal. Miller believes that Red Angus has a great deal to offer the beef industry and he takes every opportunity possible to shine a positive light on the benefits of Red Angus across all segments of the industry. “I believe that by continuing the great work of the past that has assisted the Association, members and stakeholders grow and flourish through the years, we can realize success through cooperation and hard work,” he said. “I strive for excellence; mediocrity is not an option!” Johnny R. Rogers Johnny R. Rogers of Roxboro, North Carolina, is seeking the position of president for RAAA. Rogers and his wife Sharon own and operate Rogers Cattle Co., LLC. Rogers is a native of Madisonville, Tennessee, where he grew up on a beef cattle farm. At the age of 3 he received a Polled Hereford heifer from his grandfather and since then, beef cattle have been an integral part of his life. Rogers was very involved in 4-H and FFA as a youth. He attended the University of

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Tennessee and received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in animal science. At UT, he was president of Farm House Fraternity and a member of the meats and livestock judging teams. In 1992, he moved to Raleigh, North Carolina, to attend graduate school at North Carolina State University where he served as the instructor of the meat animal evaluation course and coached the intercollegiate livestock judging team. After graduation, Rogers worked for Purina Mills as the Mid-Atlantic Beef Cattle Specialist. He focused on sales staff and dealer training. In 2000, Johnny and Sharon purchased their first registered Red Angus from Pelton Red Angus and Neo-Sho Farms. They moved to their current location in 2001, bought more cows and began farming full time. RCC has produced and sold Red Angus seedstock, commercial heifers and custom-developed cattle for other producers. Hair sheep were added for weed control and additional revenue. In 2005, RCC began to direct market Red Angus beef from the farm and other retail outlets. RCC began marketing their bulls with Red Hill Farms of Lafayette, Tennessee, in 2014, and they hope this alliance will continue to expand. Rogers was a founding member of the Red Angus Association of the Carolinas. From its inception, he has focused on marketing bulls to commercial cattlemen. He assisted RAAC in producing their first strategic plan which resulted in a clearer vision for the affiliate association. Rogers is a past president of RAAC, the Person County Cattlemen’s Association and the North Carolina Forage and Grassland Council. He is a member of the North Carolina Cattlemen’s Association, National Cattlemen’s Association and North Carolina Farm Bureau. In 2014, he was selected to attend the NCBA Young Cattlemen’s Conference to network with other industry leaders. Rogers currently serves as chairman of the RAAA Finance Committee, has served on the Promotion, Fee Evaluation and CEO Search Committees. He attended several Young Guns and BrainTrust seminars.


“I was drawn to the breed because of the focus on the commercial beef industry and the long history of performance testing,” said Rogers. “I respect and admire the accomplishments Red Angus has experienced and I believe the best days are ahead.” He has served in numerous leadership positions and demonstrated the ability to communicate with diverse interests groups. “I would like to continue to work with the membership, Board and staff to move the breed forward,” he said, “and would appreciate your support. Please contact me if you have questions about Red Angus.” Candidate for Area 1 – West Sam Lorenzen Sam Lorenzen of Bend, Oregon, is seeking re-election for the position of Director of Area 1 – West. He and his wife Jenna, along with their son Parker, represent the third and fourth generations of raising Red Angus cattle in the Lorenzen family. Next year will mark Lorenzen Ranches 60th anniversary in Red Angus. In the fall of 2015, the Lorenzens relocated their headquarters to central Oregon just east of Bend. They have two annual sales in which they market a total of 300 bulls and a select group of females. Lorenzen graduated from Oregon State University in 2011 with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and a minor in entrepreneurship. Following graduation, he moved back to the family operation in Pendleton. Lorenzen is the director of marketing for Lorenzen Ranches and manages the seedstock herd. In addition, he operates a commercial bred heifer program that sends bred heifers throughout the west. He currently serves as chairman for the RAAA Commercial Marketing Committee and sits on the Finance Committee. “It is honor to have served the members of Area 1 the past three years,” said Lorenzen, “and I would like the opportunity to serve for an additional term.”

Candidate for Area 2 – Montana Kay Klompien Kay Klompien of Manhattan, Montana, is seeking election to the Area 2 – Montana director seat. Klompiens calve out 200 registered cows every spring, host a bull sale in March, and join with three other reputation Red Angus breeders for a female sale in December. Klompiens also farm dryland wheat and barley along with irrigated hay, have a hay brokerage and trucking business, and Kay works at the local veterinary clinic. As long as she can remember, Red Angus cattle have been a part of her life. Back in 1968 – when Kay was just 4 years old – her parents, Clint & Doris Kallestad started breeding their commercial herd to Red Angus bulls. Shortly thereafter, they purchased a small group of registered females. Clint had incredible insight and determination, always seeking the best genetics. Before and after school, Kay would help her dad feed, calve, AI, doctor, irrigate – whatever he needed. Not only did she get schooled in ag-related activities, but also learned how to work, to utilize what they had and develop it into so much more; the value of records and integrity. In 1990, Kay and her husband, Dave, purchased the replacement heifers and leased the rest of the herd. With the good Lord’s blessing, and a jump-start from her parents’ intense breeding program, Klompien Red Angus was underway. They employ their daughter, Kara, but couldn’t keep up without the help of the rest of the family. Daughter Renee, her husband Brad, along with Kara’s husband Paul, are all instrumental to the business. The three grandkids most certainly keep things interesting. Directly after graduation from Montana State University in business, Klompien worked for the American Simmental Association for 15 years, then was the office manager at Headwaters Livestock for eight years, and has worked at the veteri-

nary clinic for 11 years. She has been exposed to various aspects of the beef and customer service industries. Additionally, she is a past board member, secretary and president of the Montana Red Angus Association. She’s active with the local 4-H beef projects – helping the kids fit and breed their cattle is one of her passions. Involved in the NILE Merit Heifer program, Klompiens have donated a female from their herd for the past nine years. Klompien has also served on the RAAA Promotions Committee for the past three years. She’s a stickler for conformation, foot structure, udder correctness and disposition, holding true to their slogan: “Breeding the Best and Cutting the Rest.” Klompien believes strongly in integrity of the cattle and the breeders behind them. They utilize AI, embryo transplant, ultrasound data and DNA technology to enhance the genetic merit of their cattle. She also values their hands-on knowledge of every animal in the herd. Being their own greatest critics presents both trials and brilliance. The family works together as a team. “We all have our strengths and weaknesses. Basing all our decisions on the service of God and uplifting our family values has served us well. I cannot give enough appreciation for Our Lord, my husband, our kids and grandkids. We are so blessed,” stated Klompien. Just as is true of her life and business philosophy, Klompien believes the same is true for RAAA. “With the help and guidance of our Heavenly Father, working together, utilizing all our resources – functionality, eye appeal, multiple sources of data, technology, promotional sources, small and large databases, education and fundamentals – let’s elevate our great breed and increase its desirability within the industry. I’m up for the challenge.” “I am grateful to our founding fathers, the past and present RAAA Board members, staff and support teams for their perseverance and wisdom. I am also forever indebted to my Dad for sharing his passion, knowledge and determination with me,”

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Members Vie for Seats on RAAA Board said Klompien. “The time has come when I want to delve more deeply, learn more, serve more and simply give back. If elected, I would be both honored and humbled to serve our Red Angus membership to the very best of my ability.” Candidate for Area 3 – Rocky Mountain Aaron Kravig Aaron Kravig of Karval, Colorado, is seeking the Board seat for Area 3 – Rocky Mountain. Kravig is a fifth generation rancher, and lives and works on his family’s ranch on the eastern plains, 80 miles east of Colorado Springs, along with his two daughters. The Kravig family came to the area in the early 1900s and settled the Karval area. His great, great-grandfather was the original postmaster and was able to purchase the land Kravig now lives on from the savings he made while serving as postmaster. Kravig grew up in the original homestead where the first post office was located and now resides one mile south of the original homestead. Kravig has been involved in the agriculture industry all of his life and has always had a passion for raising quality Red Angus cattle. After purchasing five bred heifers from his father as a freshman in high school, he began to build his commercial cowherd but always had a dream of raising and selling high-quality registered cattle. Kravig’s dad is a long-time successful cattleman and spent years breeding for cattle that were efficient and would fit the environment. While in college, Kravig began purchasing a few registered Red Angus cows as well as building up the pedigrees on his commercial cattle to achieve a 1B status on the original lines of cattle he purchased from his father. After a brief stint as an ag lender, he had the opportunity to return to his home and now owns and manages Kravig Red Angus, where he and his family focus on raising calving-ease, efficient bulls that are designed to thrive in the short-grass prairies of eastern Colorado. Along with

his annual bull sale each April, he also has a heifer-development program where he buys customers’ calves and markets them in the fall as bred heifers. For the past seven years, in conjunction with his duties on the ranch, Kravig has been an agriculture educator and FFA advisor, and sits on many agricultural boards in the county and state, including serving as the Colorado Red Angus Association President for the past four years. Candidates for Area 8 – Southeast Johnnie Cundiff Johnnie Cundiff of Nancy, Kentucky, is seeking the position of Director for Area 8 – Southeast. As an established breeder of Red Angus, Johnnie feels he can bring a positive contributionto the Board. He believes that member input is key, and he will be available to talk to and address member concerns. Cundiff attended Somerset Community College and the University of Kentucky. He and his wife Jann run 100 momma cows on their family farm in south central Kentucky. They have two children, Kara and Dirk, four granddaughters and a grandson. Cundiff attends First Baptist Church, Somerset, where he heads up the Sunday Morning Brew Crew. He also volunteers at church throughout the year with projects like Operation Christmas Child. Cundiff has always been involved in agriculture and Red Angus. He has served on local and state boards, including Farm Bureau, Southeast Red Angus Association, Kentucky-Tennessee Red Angus Association, Kentucky Beef Expo Board, Kentucky Young Farmer, Southern States and Kentucky Cattlemen. He currently serves as superintendent of the NAILE and has also served on numerous committees to promote the beef industry and Red Angus. Cundiff recognizes the importance of youth involvement in Red Angus and is a

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promoter for the junior programs. “I would appreciate your support as I seek to serve as a director in Area 8,” said Cundiff. Jim Yance Jim Yance of Columbia, Alabama, is seeking election to the Area 8 – Southeast director’s seat. Yance brings lifelong, real-world experience and deep southern values with hopes to serve the Association with the same passion and energy that he has for his own operation. He has a passionate appreciation for consistently high-quality Red Angus cattle, which he is willing to use in striving to help promote and excel the continued growing demand for Red Angus genetics in the Southeast and across the country. Yance is a full-time farmer/rancher “agvocate” with a strong drive to make a difference in the agricultural industry. His experiences in agriculture are widespread from raising Red Angus cattle and growing commodities to educating others about cattle nutrition to producing a delicious beef carcass for his freezer-beef customers. In addition, Yance coordinates breeding projects for customers across the southeast as the Beef Program Regional Manager for Select Sires. Jim and his wife Jessica own and operate JYJ Red Angus and YJ Farms in rural Henry County, Alabama. Jim and Jessica are raising two young sons, Tye (7) and Reid (2), on their cattle and row crop farm. Yance’s passion for cattle and the cattle industry are very evident in his daily tasks and his desire to continue growing and educating himself and others on the forthand-coming improvements for cattlemen. As a multi-generational commercial cattleman, Yance has been using Red Angus genetics over 20 years. His seedstock operation soon followed and he and his wife have been raising Red Angus and Red SimAngus cattle for over


a decade now. JYJ Red Angus focuses on producing sound, efficient, performanceleading cattle both with a quality EPD line-up and an outstanding phenotype stacked with proven pedigrees. JYJ Red Angus raised Redemption Y1334, the top sire for Red Angus registrations over the past three years, and earned a Grid Master Award in 2017. An agricultural background runs deep through the roots of the Yance family. Jim and Jessica were both raised as third-generation farm kids on row crop and commercial cattle operations. This has made growing commodities an advantage on their farm. Forages and grains are grown for cattle feed as well as additional crops such as production peanuts and cotton. YJ Farms also consist of a Red Angus commercial cattle operation in addition to row crops and forages. Yance’s business experience through Select Sires has expanded his network and relationships with cattlemen across the southeast. He enjoys serving other cattlemen in bull selection, heifer development, synchronization and artificial insemination. “While the cattle are the focus of my Select Sires job, the people are an added bonus,” said Yance. “It’s been a great and exciting experience talking ‘bulls’ at the various events throughout the southeast.” Yance has demonstrated leadership strength through actively participating and leading in various local, state and regional organizations. He has served as the chairman for the Alabama Farm Bureau Beef Committee for the past two years. He is the Vice President of the Henry County Farmer’s Federation where he has served a number of years. As a member of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association, Jim has served as Alabama Regional Vice President, Henry County president and local board of directors. Jim and Jessica were awarded the title of Alabama’s Outstanding Beef Farm Family of the Year in 2013. In 2006, Jim enjoyed serving as Alabama’s delegate for NCBA’s Young Cattlemen’s Conference. He is cur-

rently serving on the RAAA Marketing Committee. Yance believes it is important to support and serve industry organizations such as the RAAA, Southeast Red Angus Association, American Simmental Association and NCBA. Yance and his family attend and serve in many capacities at First Baptist Church of Columbia. The family has built their home around God, family and farming. He believes each day is a gift and he strives to work and please His Creator to the best of his ability while thankfully counting each blessing of every day. “I welcome the opportunity to talk with anyone at any time. Please feel free to call 334-726-7342 or email jim@jyjredangus.com,” concluded Yance. Region C Jeff Pettit Jeff Pettit of Sebree, Kentucky, announced his candidacy for the RAAA Board of Directors – Region C. Pettit brings a unique combination of grassroots rural values, practical beef production and business management experience to the table, and looks forward to the opportunity to serve the Association. For Pettit, everything is about family. He and his wife Michelle own and operate Noash Construction, Inc. and Diamond P Cattle Co.; both businesses are headquartered in rural Kentucky.

primary focus is raising bulls for the commercial cattle producer and purebred replacement females. They like cattle to be sound, efficient, productive and phenotypically correct in their confirmation. Jeff and Michelle have two children – Ashley and Nolan. Ashley is married to Dustin Washer and they have two daughters, Halle and Makenzie, who are already showing a love of livestock. Ashley is involved both in Noash Construction and Diamond P Cattle. Nolan is a senior at Eastern Kentucky University where he is studying public relations and communication with a minor in ag business and political science. The Pettit children competed at a national level showing lambs and cattle, which provided a great family hobby and character-building experiences. Pettit believes in local, state and national civic service. He has served the past six years as chairman of the Webster County Board of Education. As a member of the Kentucky Cattlemen’s Association, Jeff has served on the state board of directors, Region 1 Vice President and Webster County president. He is also a member of the Webster County Farm Bureau board and the Kentucky Beef Network Beef Solutions board. He is a board member of the KentuckyTennessee Red Angus Association, vice president of the Southeastern Red Angus Association, and served two years on the RAAA Promotions Committee. He currently serves as a member of the RAAA Constitution and By-laws Committee, and represented Kentucky at the 2017 NCBA Young Cattlemen’s Conference.

Noash Construction Inc. specializes in cell phone and communication tower installation and maintenance. This company has 11 full-time employees. Nationwide brands like Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Boardwalk Pipelines and Atmos Energy are all Noash clients, along with various state police, public service agencies and municipalities throughout the U.S.

Jeff and his family attend church at Mt. Gilead General Baptist in Slaughters, Kentucky, and thank God daily for the many blessings in their life. “God created each of us to serve one another,” Pettit said. “I hope I can serve each of my fellow Red Angus members as their representative on the RAAA Board of Directors.”

Pettit’s true passion is in rural America. He and his family have raised Red Angus and Red SimAngus for more than 15 years through Diamond P Cattle Co., which also has a farm-fresh beef brand. Diamond P’s

Pettit welcomes the opportunity to discuss his candidacy with any RAAA member. “Please feel free to call me at 270-836-2963 or email jp@diamondpcattle.com,” he said. ■

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If You Show, Be in the Know

Below are important dates and information for Red Angus shows. Please visit redangus.org/sales-and-events/red-angus-shows/ for updated information.

Northern International Livestock Exposition – Regional Show Location Entry Deadline: Sept. 5, 2018 Late-Entry Deadline: Sept. 14, 2018 by 5 p.m. Show Date: Oct. 20, 2018 (Junior followed by the Open) Open Show Judge: Clint Rusk Junior Show Judge: Jason Hoffman Host Hotel Information: Hilton Garden Inn (off King Ave W & 24th St.). Call 406-655-8800 for the Montana Red Angus block. Rules and information can be found at www.thenile.org. North American International Livestock Exposition – Regional Show Location Entry Deadline: Oct. 1, 2018 Late-Entry Deadline: Oct. 10, 2018 Junior Show Date: Nov. 11, 2018 Junior Show Judge: TBD Open Show Date: Nov. 14, 2018 Open Show Judge: TBD Rules and information can be found at www.livestockexpo.org. National Western Stock Show – Regional Show Location Entry Deadline: Nov. 20, 2018 Junior Show Date: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2019 Junior Show Judge: Jeff Gooden, Lone Jack, Missouri Pen Show Date: Sunday, Jan. 13, 2019 Pen Show Judge: Caleb Boardman, Laramie, Wyoming Open Show Date: Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 Open Show Judge: John McCurry, Burrton, Kansas Host Hotel Information: *NEW LOCATION* DoubleTree by Hilton - 4040 Quebec Street Denver, CO 80216. Call 303-262-7735 for reservations before Nov. 8, 2018, under “Red Angus” with a room rate of $135. You will have 72 hours to cancel without penalty. There is a complimentary shuttle to the NWSS grounds. Trailer parking is not available at the hotel, but a secure location is available through the hotel a few miles away. Rules and information can be found at www.nationalwestern.com. 76 American Red Angus Magazine ■ July/August 2018

Fort Worth Stock Show – 2019 National Show Location Entry Deadline: Nov. 15, 2018 Texas 4-H/FFA Member Junior Show Date: Jan. 27, 2019 at 8 a.m. Texas 4-H FFA Member Junior Show Judge: Matt Leo Junior Show Date: Feb. 2, 2019, at 4 p.m. – Watt Arena Junior Show Judge: Charlie Boyd, Jr. Open Show Date: Feb. 3, 2019 at 9 a.m. – Watt Arena Open Show Judge: Brandon Callis Important Information: • You will be able to substitute cattle within class this year. • Don't forget to bring actual registration papers to check-in for FWSSR. It is a FWSSR requirement. • There will be a showmanship class, bred-and-owned junior bull show and bred-and-owned junior heifer show. You will not have to enter the B&O junior heifer show. RAAA staff will put them in automatically out of your junior heifer show entries. You WILL have to enter the B&O junior bull show. Information concerning the host hotel will be on the website in the future. Rules and information can be found at www.fwssr.com. The premium book will be live Sept. 15, 2018.

NEW SHOW FOR RED ANGUS! American Royal Livestock Show Entry Deadline: Sept. 14, 2018 Late-Entry Deadline: Sept. 21, 2018 Junior Show Date: Oct. 20, 2018 Junior Show Judge: Kevin Jensen, Kansas Open Show Date: Oct. 20, 2018 Open Show Judge: Wes Hudson, Arkansas Rules and information can be found at www.americanroyal.com.


RAFI Acknowledges Sponsor Support by Patsy Krause, RAFI Fund Raiser

RAFI FRIEND

Thank you for your commitment to the Red Angus Foundation Inc. Gifts to RAFI are counted towards the Sponsorship Level in the year the gift is received. Listed below are the sponsors from the past year.

KEVIN AND KATHRYN STORK CURTIS ZIMDARS J&F RUNNING HORSES JORGE HABER BRYAN HUBER DAN DOUTHIT

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BROWN RANCH CAROLINA FARM CREDIT CECIL BROWN RANCH CO.ANY CIRCLE 5 CATTLE GARY FIKE GERALD WAKEFIELD JO ANN JAMES JOHN AND JESSICA WARREN LETRUD FARMS ORCHARD RANCH, LLC OSBORN RED ANGUS RED HILL FARMS ROB HESS Y-TEX CORPORATION RA BROWN RANCH PHILLIP EADS SOLID ROCK RED ANGUS SANDBURG RIDGE RED ANGUS PATSY KRAUSE

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EDWARD AND JOEY COLE ISAAC SANFORD WILLIAM EMBRY TRACER EQUINE ALYSE WENSTROM JENNY ROBINSON

CATHRYN REITLER GENEX SELECT SIRES TRANS OVA BRAD ERICKSON

JIM KOLLE CROISSANT RED ANGUS JEFF PETTIT MCINTYRE RANCH, INC RIETSCH ENTERPRISES INC BIEBER RED ANGUS FISCHER RED ANGUS DATAMARS JG CATTLE CO. KNIEBEL CATTLE CO. LOST CREEK RANCH NANCY BOWLING RL PUBLICATIONS HUEFTLE CATTLE JIM LEACHMAN ROGERS CATTLE CO. RHODES RED ANGUS LLC RAYMOND PRESCOTT ANNETTE STEFFAN

BULL HILL RANCH GRAYSTONE CATTLE CO. JOHN JUNG KENT NUTRITION GROUP LUKE LUNDGREN ROBERT OR NANCY HOUGH SAM LORENZEN CRAIG BIEBER VAN WYE RED ANGUS JACOBSON RED ANGUS ORION BEEF GROUP, LLC RYAN LUDVIGSON NEWLEY HUTCHISON STEVE & TRACEY KOESTER BRUCE & TENA KETCHUM CANADIAN ANGUS ASSOCIATION RED COW RELOCATORS

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Thank you for your continued support!

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Red Angus Members Active in BIF

The Beef Improvement Federation celebrated 50 years of service to the beef industry at their Annual Meeting and Research Symposium held in June in Loveland, Colorado.

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Award Winner Lynn Pelton of Burdette, Kansas, received the BIF Continuing Service Award, that honors members who have made major contributions to BIF, a volunteer organization that relies on its members’ contribution of time and passion for the beef cattle industry to move forward.

Pelton attended his first BIF meeting in 1989, served on the 2000 BIF planning committee and hosted the final tour stop at their ranch. He served two terms on the BIF Board of Directors and was elected to serve as vice president in 2004 and president in 2005. Pelton has also served BIF as a member of the awards committee and chairman of the nominating committee. He has served as an officer, director or committee member in two breed organizations including the Kansas Simmental Association and Red Angus Association of America. He was a founding member of the Kansas Red Angus Association.

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Pelton Simmental/ Red Angus is a family-owned and operated seedstock business. Lynn started the seedstock operation in 1972 while a student in animal sciences and industry at Kansas State University, and grew their herd to 500 brood cows, hosting an annual sale. The next generation of Peltons have now assumed the responsibility of raising and marketing their seedstock. Pelton Simmentals/Red Angus has also received the BIF Seedstock Producer of the Year in 2007, Red Angus Breeder of the Year in 2010, Red Angus Pioneer Breeder of the Year in 2016 and numerous Red Angus Grid Master Awards. Leadership Roles Donnell Brown, R.A. Brown Ranch of Throckmorton, Texas, completed his term as BIF President and will continue to serve as a director at-large. Lee Leachman, Leachman Cattle of Colorado, of Ft. Collins, Colorado, stepped up as president of the industry-leading organizations. He represents the west as a director. Joe Mushrush, Mushrush Red Angus, of Strong City, Kansas, continues as a central area director. Gordon Jones, Red Hill Farms, of Lafayette, Tennessee, was elected as a director at-large to serve the next three years. ■


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Lowell Morgan - President - 912-754-1445 - morganredangus@windstream.net Jeff Pettit - Vice President - 270-836-2963 - jp@diamondpcattle.com Michelle Pettit - Secretary/Treasurer - 270-836-1651 - michelle@noashconstruction.com

Mercer Farm Registered Red Angus Cattle

Owners: Jim & Nancy Mercer & Rebecca Burnette 32237 Hwy. 58 N. • Ten Mile, TN 37880 Sales: Steve Burnette • Home (423)334-3649 Farm (423)334-5433 • Cell (865) 804-8156 mercerfarms@gmail.com

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Johnnie Cundiff - 606-305-6443 Jim McLean - 770-595-3542 Tom Bell, II - 731-225-2490

Dr. David Evans - 256-490-7578

Chris B. Holloway - 662-213-195 Tim Orr - 731-676-3133

BEATTY FARMS, L.P. Registered Red Angus 2699 New Highway 7 Santa Fe, TN 38482 (931) 682-2658 • (931) 682-3436 FAX beattyfm@bellsouth.net Carl Hollinsworth, Herd Manager (615) 758-7437

McLean Red Angus Jim & Alynda McLean

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Henry, Jane, Jim, Kathy, Tim, James Ray & Natalie (205) 466-7612 • Tim Cell (205) 446-5090 tim@whitleyredangus.com

206 Morningside Drive Alma, GA 31510 (912) 632-7985 • (770) 595-3542 mcleanredangus@aol.com -Registered Red Angus since 1970 -

788 Red Belt Rd. • Chickamauga, GA 30707 Randy Garner 423.421.9884 Christa Garner 423.595.2029 RedBeltRedAngus@yahoo.com

Osborn Red Angus 21053 AL HWY 251 Athens, Alabama (256) 679-6307 Email: dko2005@hotmail.com

Jarvis Red Angus

12745 St. Rt. 181 N. Bremen, Kentucky (270) 525-3403 Registered 100% 1A Certified Herd David • Sandra Chris • LaDonna davidandsandra65@bellsouth.net

Jim and Alvina Meeks, Owners 1986 Trinity Church Rd. • Gray Court, SC 29645 Raymond Prescott, Mgr. • (864) 981-2080 Visit our website at bullhillredangusranch.com

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Sale Reports

Ludvigson Stock Farm’s 12th Annual Herdbuilder Bull Sale, Spring Edition April 14, 2018 Shepherd, Montana 7 Elite Herd Bulls $37,143 187 Red Angus and Hybred Range Bulls $4,679 Lot 1, LSF SRR Statesman 7024E, was the top-selling bull. He was sired by 5L Independence 560-298Y and out of an HXC Big Iron 0024X daughter, and sold for $100,000 to Costa Cattle Company of Scottsdale, Arizona, and Bachman Cattle Farms of Chillicothe, Missouri.

Lot 42, LSF SRR High Line 7247E, sired by LSF MEW Platinum 5660C and out of an LSF Takeover 9943W daughter, sold for $33,000 to Debruycker Red Angus of Bynum, Montana. Lot 9, LSF SRR Hedge Fund 7017E, sired by H2R Profitbuilder B403 and out of an LSF Prospect 2035Z daughter, sold for $20,000 to Alta Genetics of Balzac, Alberta, Canada. Lot 7, LSF MEW X-Pansion 7698E, sired by Redhill Ten X 104U 190A and out of a Brown Symmetry W7596 daughter, sold for $20,000 to Lundgren Red Angus of Minco, Oklahoma, and Key Red Angus of Gruver, Texas.

Lot 2, LSF SRR Bold Ruler 7093E, sired by LSF RHO Titonka Z721 and out of an HXC Sure Shot 2204Z daughter, sold for $35,000 to Chile Beef of Santiago de Chile.

Lot 10, LSF SRR Mutual Fund 7012E, sired by H2R Profitbuilder B403 and out of an LSF Night Calver 9921W daughter, sold for $17,000 to Cooper Red Angus of Billings, Montana.

Lot 3, LSF SRR Grand Prairie 7039E, sired by LSF RHO Titonka Z721 and out of an LSF Night Calver 9921W daughter, sold for $35,000 to ABS Global of DeForest, Wisconsin.

Lot 6, LSF SRR Undercover Agent 7233E, sired by 5L Bourne 117-48A and out of an LSF Prospect 2035Z daughter, sold for $10,500 to Sturdy Post Ranch of Ward, South Dakota.

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Your visit is always welcome... Hope to see you soon! Rob Brawner

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Lot 151, LSF SRR Sure Intake, sired by HXC Sure Shot 2204Z and out of an LSF Herdbuilder daughter, sold for $10,000 to Leachman Cattle of Colorado of Wellington, Colorado. Lot 22, LSF SRR Multi Tool 7452E, sired by LSF Night Calver 9921W and out of a Laubach Challanger 8095 daughter, sold for $10,000 to Hansine Ranch Partnership of Pierre, South Dakota. Bieber Fever Turnout Sale June 1, 2018 Aberdeen, South Dakota Auctioneer: Seth Weishaar 53 Red Angus Yearling Bulls 7 Red Angus 2-Year-Old Bulls

15 Kaup First-Calf Pairs 11 Red Fall Calvers

$2,400 $1,725

Lot 1, Bieber Unified D502, sold to Jordan Jenner of Ashley, North Dakota, for $5,500. Lot 23, Bieber Endurance E405, sold to Mark Steffenhaugen of Creston, Iowa, for $5,500. Volume buyers were Diamond W Ranch of South Dakota with six head and Chris and ReEtta Sieh of South Dakota with five head. ■

$2,709 $3,286

Ulmer Land and Cattle Commercial Consignments 13 Commercial Hard Drive Daughters $2,420 34 Kaup Second Calvers $2425 12 First-Calf Epic Daughters $2,375

Email your sale report to media@redangus.org to be included in the next American Red Angus Magazine. Your sale report will also be posted online at redangus.org/sales-and-events/red-angus-calendar/. Submit your next sale date for free at redangus.org/sales-and-events/submitan-event-sale/.

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Member News In Memory

Paul Carl Hagenstein, Jr. Paul Carl Hagenstein, Jr., of Pinedale, Wyoming, died on May 26, 2018. Paul was born on Aug. 3, 1927, in Denver, Colorado. His mother, finding circumstances less than ideal, made the difficult decision to relinquish him for adoption. Within six weeks of his birth, he was renamed Paul Carl Hagenstein, Jr., and living in Pinedale, Wyoming, with his adoptive parents, Paul Carl Hagenstein, Sr. and Marjorie Eastwood Hagenstein, who later adopted three more siblings. Paul’s parents worked the land, expanded the hayfields and developed Mt. Airy Dairy into a dedicated business delivering pasteurized milk to businesses and individuals. In 1944, Paul graduated from high school at the end of his junior year, securing the Valedictorian spot and

1506 29th Ave S Moorhead, MN 56560

His dreams of joining the Navy as a pilot were denied when they discovered he was color blind, and his education plans were dashed after his first year in college with the death of his youngest sister in May and then his father in August.

heart, Bette Ann, a commitment that lasted over 67 years. Paul and Bette worked the ranch and moved into their new home on the New Fork River in 1957. They were blessed with three children – two daughters and a son who died prematurely.

Within months, he obtained an emergency teaching certificate and began teaching chemistry and geometry in the Pinedale High School. His life was busy that winter as an 18-year-old teaching school, running the dairy, milking cows, loading the bottled milk onto the horsedrawn sled and delivering the milk to town for distribution.

Paul mentored many young men who worked the dairy and ranch. He purchased adjacent lands, leveled the fields and installed border irrigation systems that would spark his passion for the power and value of water. He was one of the first agriculturists to grow two cuttings of alfalfa in this harsh climate. Paul expanded the ranch and eventually developed a high-altitude purebred and commercial Red Angus operation – Hagie’s Haven Red Angus.

In the fall of 1946, he joined the U.S. Army, serving time in Bepuu, Japan. He returned from his tour of duty in the spring of 1948 and married his sweet-

Paul was president and a lifetime member of the Green River Cattlemen’s Association with a passion for their Catch-a-Calf program, was on the Animal

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an academic scholarship to the University of Wyoming where he began pursuing a degree in engineering with a minor in agriculture.

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Health Committee for the Wyoming Stock Growers Association and an active member of the National Cattleman’s Beef Association. He was a Sublette County Commissioner for eight years and served on various committees while being the Director of the Wyoming County Commissioners Association. He served on the Sublette County Fair Board, Historical Society, Museum of the Mountain Man Board and Sublette Center Board of Directors. He was a member of Franklin Lodge #31, both a York Rite and Scottish Rite Mason, and a Shriner with the Korein Temple. He was active in the Order of the Eastern Star and an Associate Guardian for the Job’s Daughters. He was an avid supporter of the Yellowstone Boys & Girl’s Ranch in Billings, Montana, and donated livestock to fund their mission for over 30 years. He was a member of the Community Congregational Church and the Lion’s Club. Paul lost Bette Ann in 2016 and is survived by his daughters Valerie Lee (Ed

Vodak) and Leslie Hagenstein, grandson Samuel Drueding, half-sister Susan Cantey, nephew Gary Hecox (Gail), nieces Janet Woods (Carlton), Debra Hecox, Shelly Power and Lori Power, and brother-in-law Don Power (Roscoe James). In honor of Paul’s request for a celebration in lieu of a funeral, his family will host an ice cream social at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale, Wyoming, on Aug. 3, 2018, for what would have been his 91st birthday.

rural Waupun area on a dairy farm and graduated from Waupun High School in 1961. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and studied art education. Bruce was a passionate cattleman and a mentor to many young farmers. Bruce was a member of the Red Angus Association of America as Meado-West Farms.

Bruce H. Westhuis Bruce H. Westhuis, 74, of Downsville, Wisconsin, passed away June 15, 2018, at his home surrounded by family. He died after a long battle with cancer.

He is survived by his wife Sara and her three children: Travis, Amanda and Tyler. He is also survived by five siblings: Joan Westhuis of Green Lake, Wisconsin; Beth Westhuis of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Ross Westhuis of Albany, New York; David Westhuis of Fishers, Indian; Phillip Westhuis of Mays Landing, New Jersey; and numerous nieces and nephews. He is also survived by step-grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

He was born Sept. 2, 1943, in Waupun, Wisconsin, to Wesley Westhuis and Jean Lemmenes Westhuis. He grew up in the

He was preceded in death by his parents and previous wife Donna (Fleischmann) Westhuis. ■

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Welcome to our Newest RAAA Members! REED THORN P.O. BOX 142 ARP, TX 75750

Area 1 – West Director – Sam Lorenzen 1487 GERICKE ROAD PETALUMA, CA 94952

THISTLE DEW RANCH LLC RONALD GOODE 3701 CRAGMONT AVE. DALLAS, TX 75205

CRIMSON KING CATTLE CO. CAMERON KING 18045 USTICK RD. CALDWELL, ID 83607

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43M RED ANGUS TOMMY MORRISON 146 UPCHURCH ROAD ITALY, TX 76651

Area 2 – Montana Director – Bruce Ketchum ALYSSA GRUSZIE 22820 CLEVELAND RD CHINOOK, MT 59523

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MADILYN GRUSZIE 22820 CLEVELAND RD CHINOOK, MT 59523 Area 4 – Southwest Director – Kyley DeVoe ELIZABETH MCGIBBON 8200 E. BOX CANYON RD. GREEN VALLEY, AZ 85614 CROCKETT RANCH LLC WILLIAM CROCKETT PO BOX 125 HOPE, NM 88250 SARA AULTMAN 2829 FM 1010 CLEVELAND, TX 77327 JAGGER BIRKHEAD 8872 BROOKES DR. MONTGOMERY, TX 77316 MADY BRADBERRY 6408 MARLETTE CT NORTH RICHLAND HILLS, TX 76182 RYLEI BREWER CATTLE RYLEI BREWER 3011 SHRADERVILLE RD SHEPHERD, TX 77371 JAXSON BRIGHTWELL 13625 TILLMAN RD KOSSE, TX 76653 MARLIES CUMINGS 1438 FINNEY VALLET RD ROSENBERG, TX 77471 FOWLER FARM TRACIE FOWLER 8500 CREEK RD ORANGE, TX 77630

MLN CATTLE CO. LAYTON NORWOOD PO BOX 102 CUNNINGHAM, TX 75434 BAILEY PATTERSON 11900 CTY ROAD 24 SPEARMAN, TX 79081 ROCKING P ANGUS LANDON POWE 9302 PONTIAC AVE LUBBOCK, TX 79424 RUSTY ROSE 1416 PECAN HILL DR. STEPHENVILLE, TX 76401 JESSIE SMITH 464 CR 1330 CLARKSVILLE, TX 75426 ROUND TUIT RANCH TOBY SMITH 2308 BEACON HILL DR KELLER, TX 76248 ALLY B. STAPLETON 5236 FM 1502 DETROIT, TX 75436 LANEE SWIECH CATTLE LANEE SWIECH 3011 SHRADERVILLE RD SHEPHERD, TX 77371 DANIEL AND WINSTON TANNER 3189 FM 1326 DE KALB, TX 75559 DEAN TAYLOR PO BOX 137 STEPHENVILLE, TX 76401

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ACES WILD RANCH JED WATJE 4985 TINTOP RD WEATHERFORD, TX 76087 COOPER WEHE 3150 COUNTY ROAD 132 FLORESVILLE, TX 78114 WEHE CATTLE CO ROBERT WEHE 559 COUNTY ROAD 406 FLORESVILLE, TX 78114 Area 5 – Northern Plains Director – Steve Koester DAWSON BUNNELL 3427 317TH AVE NW CAMBRIDGE, MN 55008 DEACON BUNNELL 3427 317TH AVE NW CAMBRIDGE, MN 55008 DVMS FARMS LEAH DAHLKE 17412 435TH ST. WAY ZUMBROTA, MN 55992 HAUER FAMILY CATTLE MEGAN KING 35627 201ST AVE CLARISSA, MN 56440 OLIVIA NITSCHKE 7752 HWY 46 JUD, ND 58454 FORREST SEARS 3985 145TH AVE SE WHEATLAND, ND 58079 5 PINE RANCH DEREK ANDERSON PO BOX 334 LAKE PRESTON, SD 57249 AUBRIE HARTLEY 16671 437TH AVE HENRY, SD 57243 JONS RANCH PAUL JONS 24095 310TH AVE PRESHO, SD 57568

EAGLE PASS RANCH AJ MUNGER 34261 200TH ST. HIGHMORE, SD 57345 SCHEEL LIVESTOCK KAYCEE SCHEEL 22458 389TH AVE ALPENA, SD 57312 TAYLOR SINKIE 22265 361ST AVE GANN VALLEY, SD 57341 WRIGHT STOCK FARM LORA WRIGHT 29007 466 AVENUE CENTERVILLE, SD 57014 Area 6 – Great Plains Director – Newley Hutchison BRYANT BLACK 1209 COTTONWOOD CT PAOLA, KS 66071 DIAMOND L GENETICS JACINDA DICKINSON 32087 P RD. OGALLAH, KS 67656 WD CATTLE CO. WYATT DURST 1118 18TH RD. MORROWVILLE, KS 66958 HIGH BAR CATTLE CO. HYATT AND BRANDI FROBOSE 32131 NE TREGO RD GREELEY, KS 66033 JONES RED ANGUS CLAYTON JONES 402 SOUTH MAIN STREET OFFERLE, KS 67563 TAYDM MCDONALD 27976 Y ROAD BROWNELL, KS 67521 RIFFEL RANCH ZACH RIFFEL 9211 SOUTH WOODLAWN RD NEWTON, KS 67114 BYRON AND HEIDI WELLS BREANNA WELLS 9150 S. 375TH W. MILTON, KS 67106 ROLLING ROCK RANCH TJ WILLIAMS 605 S 16TH STREET LOUISBURG, KS 66053 KZ CATTLE CO. KERRY ZILLINGER 2191 SW 30TH STREET COLUMBUS, KS 66725 MADISYN A CUTLER 34625 RD 760 ELSIE, NE 69134 CASEN BRATCHER PO BOX 925 RUSH SPRINGS, OK 73082


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JERNIGAN CATTLE SCOTT JERNIGAN 11617 WINTERGREEN DR ZACHARY, LA 70791

RICKETTS FARMS DARRYL RICKETTS 2063 TOWNSHIP ROAD 2850N ST SEATON, IL 61476

ALL AMERICAN FARMS ERIC & MISSY MATTIE 4632 JERSEY HILL RD AMSTERDAM, NY 12010

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HARMONY HILLS RED ANGUS NICK ANDREWS 1001 S PICKWICK SPRINGFIELD, MO 65804

ANDREW GANO FARM ANDREW GANO 6837 BUCKHORN ROAD NEWCOMERSTOWN, OH 43832 RYAN & STACI GOSSARD RYAN GOSSARD 5207 EAST STATE ROUTE 245 MINGO, OH 43047 SAM SHORT 11311 BEAVER CREEK RD SALEM, OH 44460 DOUBLE D FARM DONALD PETHTEL 2660 US HWY 19 NORTH JANE LEW, WV 26378 Area 8 – Southeast Director – Raymond Prescott BRIGGS FARM RANDY BRIGGS 5059 PLEASANTFIELD ROAD OAKMAN, AL 35579 CHARLIE DALE JONES 3051 HINDMAN ROAD FAYETTE, AL 35555 BURNEY MOUNTAIN CATTLE TYLER MARSHALL 128 MORGAN LANE FALKVILLE, AL 35622 HARGAN FARM JOHN HARGAN 370 JAMESTOWN ROAD DESHA, AR 72527 TAYLOR BRANCH CATTLE CO. ROBERT STROUD PO BOX 2135 BATESVILLE, AR 72503 TATE TAPLEY 124 WILSON BOTTOMS RD GREENBRIER, AR 72058 SMOKING GUN CATTLE CO. RAMSEY & CASSIE JOHNSON 825 MORRIS ROAD WINCHESTER, KY 40391 ROGERS FARM EARL ROGERS 531 WEST MAIN STREET OWINGSVILLE, KY 40360 BUTTERFIELD FARMS, LLC JOHN BUTTERFIELD 228 BUTTERFIELD LANE POLLOCK, LA 71467

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Building Better Beef Ken & Cheri Graves (307) 738-2247

(406) 632-5598 P.O. Box 2913 Harlowton, MT 59036

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Convenience Traits until the Cows Come Home!

Mark & Sue Mees • (406) 347-5413 Fertility Tested Bulls - Private Treaty

Annual Bull Sale Third Tuesday in March Big Sky Elite Female Sale First Wednesday in December

Tim & Julie Shick

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Visit our website for more informaion, sales and events!

Glacier Red Angus Harold, Pat & Chris Hughes

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The Forbes Family 37 Beckton Dr. • Sheridan, WY 82801 (307) 674-6095 • Fax (307) 672-7281 Email: becktonwyo@gmail.com

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Bozeman, MT • 406-585-0874 greg@luchtredangus.com

ROCK CREEK RED ANGUS

FRITZ RED ANGUS

Box 396, Joliet, Mt 59041 "Females & Bulls For Sale Year Round"

Charlie & Linda Lewis

(406) 962-3330

1542 Fritz Ranch Ln Joe & Heidi Fritz Brady, MT 59416 (406) 627-2374 fritzra@3rivers.net

Shepherd Red Angus Jim & Ginger Shepherd

3631 Maple Leaf Ave. Cody, Wyo. 82414 406-698-6657 • 307-578-8741 jsgshepherd@gmail.com - PRIVATE TREATY SALES -

MTRAA Officers

President: Francis Koenig - Winnett, MT 59087 - francis@midrivers.com Vice President: Kara Herbst – Manhattan, MT 59741 – kklompien@hotmail.com Secretary: Christina Pierce – Molt, MT 59057 - mtraasecretary@gmail.com

MTRAA Directors

Karen Raisland - St. Ignatius, MT - sti4058@blackfoot.net Veronica Christensen - Park City, MT - criters@charter.net Ryan Clark – Fishtail, MT 59063 - diamondbarcattle@hotmail.com

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AREA 1 - West

SHEAMAN RANCH Kerry and Debbie Sheaman

400 East Douglas Road • Fort Collins, CO 80524 (970) 493-7346 • Kerry.Sheaman@colostate.edu Maternal, Disposition, Calving Ease & Stayability Traits

RED

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The Olsons

Harold & Family Robert & Kara 5094 93rd St. S.W. McIntosh, SD 57641 (701) 422-3726

Alaska • California • Hawaii Idaho • Nevada • Oregon Washington Sam Lorenzen, Director District 1 Breeders can be found on page 93

Bob Morton, President Chuck Feddes, Region A Director Bruce Ketchum, Director MT Breeders can be found on pages 86-87

AREA 3 Rocky Mountain

Utah • Colorado • Wyoming Kevin Miller, Director

KRAVIG RED ANGUS “Cattle Working for You”

Sound udders-Great Dispositions Moderate Frames-Calving Ease-Excellent Growth www.kravigredangus.com h1: 719-446-5355 • h2: 719-446-5391 Karval, Colorado

Producing Cattle that Perform for the Cattleman

Joe, Cindy & Emily Frasier • Ronny & Kelsey Pope 45965 County Road 118 • Limon, CO • (719) 775-2790

www.solidrockredangus.com

AREA 4 - Southwest

Texas • New Mexico • Arizona

Texas Breeders can be found on page 82 Kyley DeVoe, Director

AREA 5 - Northern Plains Minnesota North Dakota • South Dakota Steve Koester, Director

RED ANGUS

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5822 CR 23 • Veteran, WY 82243 Cory 307-575-0169 • Katy 307-575-2677

Scott & Connie Kueffler Michala & Kirsti • Bonnie Kueffler Box 187 • Grenora, ND 58845 701-694-3620 (h) • 701-641-0519 (c) redangus@nccray.com • www.dkredangus.com

Female Sale First Saturday in December Bull Sale Second Saturday in April Gary, Elaine, Tory & Tyler Sonstegard (320) 269-7290 (320) 226-2340 www.3scc.net

HC 83 Box 9 Firesteel, SD 57633 (605) 865-3236 or (605) 865-3190 Smith Land and Cattle Company, LLC

Fort Garland, CO 81133 Mobile (719) 588-1877

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Email: bhrranch@lakotanetwork.com www.pedersonbhr.com

Barenthsen BBRedAngus.com Bullinger Red Angus Mark & Kathy Barenthsen Jeremy & Jessica Bullinger 701-464-5741 701-464-4893 8815 81st St. NW, Powers Lake, ND

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Box 67 Lengby, MN 56651 (218) 668-2277

Quality Breeding Stock & Semen Available

Forster Red Angus Raising 100% 1A Red Angus since 1967 Kenneth Forster & Family 8285 30th St, SW • Richardton, ND 58652 (701) 974-2450 • Cell (701) 290-2450 www.forsterredangus.com

Gary & Val

JACOBSON RED ANGUS Registered & Commercial Catttle Bulls & Heifers - Open & Bred

28280 75th Ave. N. (218) 962-3360 Hitterdal, MN 56552 Cell (701) 361-3189 www.Jacobson RedAngus.com Tony & Karen Messmer

8860 39th St. S.W. Richardton, ND 58652 (701) 974-3966 Cell (701) 290-2556 Email: tmessmer@ndsupernet.com

Private Treaty Sales of all Embryos & Semen Many Rare Sires!

Minnesota Red Angus Association

Contact MNRAA President Gary Jacobson (701) 361-3189 Check out our New Web Site at

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AREA 2 Montana

"We Breed Excitement"

Edward, Jeanne, Carl, Craig and Caryn 16068 24 St. S.E. • Argusville, ND 58005 Phone/Fax (701) 484-5779 www.olsonredpower.com

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John & Stephanie Jung Family Mina, SD • (605) 380-1796 www.lazyjbarranch.com


DAHLKE RED ANGUS Maternal Breeding Stock by Top A.I. Sires Since 1992

Contact us today for more information! Arlan Dahlke • Bagley, Minnesota (218) 694-6727 • (218) 556-5896 www.DahlkeRedAngus.com

AREA 7 - Northeast

Connecticut • Delaware • Indiana Maine • Maryland • Massachusetts • Michigan New Hampshire • New Jersey • New York North Carolina • Ohio • Pennsylvania • Rhode Island Vermont • Virginia • West Virginia

John Langdon, Director

CEDAR HILL FARM …suppliers of profitable, low maintenance, high performance genetics

Dan & Alicia Stickel Phone & Fax (304) 884-7993 Rt. 2 Box 85A Email: cedarhillredangus@frontier.com Jane Lew, WV 26378 www.cedarhillfarmredangus.com - Bulls, females, embryos and semen by Private Treaty -

ELMWOOD FIELDS Dedicating Backgrounded Red Angus Calves to Certified Feeder Calf Sales

Registered Red Angus Bulls • Bred Heifers

AREA 6 - Great Plains Kansas • Nebraska • Oklahoma

Nebraska Breeders can be found on page 81 Kansas Breeders can be found on page 91 Newley Hutchison, Director Connie Mushrush, Region B Director

If you’re looking for Efficiency... Look under “R” for RED ANGUS!

Ernest & Betty Jo Christian P.O. Box 566, Union Bridge, MD 21791 (410) 775-0225 • Email: eschris@msn.com

(740) 985-3444 Day (740) 591-9900 Cell 34740 State Route 7 Pomeroy, OH 45769

BIM Alva, Oklahoma

RANDY & PAULA - (580) 829-3150 CODY & MEGAN - (405) 880-4587 CASEY & TRACY - (520) 906-8509

www.mcmurphyfarms.com

Stuart Gilbert, Director Missouri Breeders can be found on page 93

Russ Dahl Deerfield, WI 608-444-8295

Red Angus • Red Simmental • Red SimAngus

JUDY LOONAN (641) 322-3921  •  1724 Holly Ave.  •  Corning, IA 50841 Located 75 mi. east of Omaha, NE, in the hills of Southwest Iowa

Rob & Amy Hess

Hershey, PA 717-821-1782 bowcreekbeef.com

Pasture to Plate Performance Tested

Embryos, Semen and Cattle by Private Treaty

4720 Wrights Mill Road Trappe, MD 21673 410-924-3905 www.wmfredangus.com

ANGUS, RED ANGUS & COMMERCIAL

Iowa • Illinois Missouri • Wisconsin

Oakridgefarms.org

Steven Harris, DVM

MCMURPHY FARMS

AREA 9 - Midwest

Red Angus Bulls and Heifers For Sale Great Genetics at an Affordable Price

WRIGHTS MILL FARM RED ANGUS

Red Angus

Raymond Prescott, Director Region C SERAA Breeders can be found on page 79

Tom Karr

(918) 473-6723 Route 4 Box 520 Fax (918) 610-0016 Checotah, OK 74426 Email: jjeffriescattleco@lakewebs.net

WILLOWS FARM COMPANY RED ANGUS

AREA 8 - Southeast

Alabama • Arkansas • Florida • Georgia • Kentucky Louisiana • Mississippi • Tennessee • South Carolina

Join us on March 16, 2019 in Mill Hall, Pennsylvania for our Annual Production Sale with Chappell Red Angus and Swank Farm Red Angus!

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Bruce Westhuis

Registered Red Angus N 2802 490th St. Menomonie, WI 54751 (715) 664-8854

American Red Angus Breeder Directory

Jared, Lacey, Paisley & Cooper Namken • 605.881.3845 cell 45536 189th Street • Lake Norden, SD 57248 www.namkenredangus.com • jarednamken@hotmail.com

Oscar and Janet Stine 7633 Flowing Springs Road Shepherdstown, WV 25443 (304) 876-2009

920-982-1670 Brad Ketterhagen khiddencreek@aol.com Sales/Customer Service www.hiddencreekfarm.com 417-669-1619

ROUSE RED ANGUS

Gene Rouse 515-231-9129 Dan Bormann 515-520-7707 53966 290th St. • Huxley, IA 50124 www.rouseredangus.com email: rousefam@huxcomm.net

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Paul Hildreth, President • (815) 482-3742 Bill Embry, Vice President • (309) 264-3192 Chad Daugherty, Sec/Treasurer • (217) 369-0466

Foreign Breeders

Joel Birdwell Auctioneer

HC 64 Box 29 Kingfisher, OK 73750 Home (405) 375-6630 Mobile (405) 368-1058

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Bryan Gill

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Cody Lowderman - Auctioneer -

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FLAMING LIVESTOCK CO. REGISTERED RED ANGUS 465 170th • Hillsboro, KS 67063 620-367-8350 hm

FAYLOR RED ANGUS

SINCE 1975 • PRIVATE TREATY SALES Dwight (785) 298-3463 • Dale (785) 298-3251 St. Francis, Kansas In the Flint Hills of Kansas 2346B N Road • Strong City, KS 66869 Joe Mushrush: (620) 273-8581 • Bob Mushrush: (620) 273-8604

Annual Sale March 17, 2017

HARMS PLAINVIEW RANCH Mark and Kim Harms 2528 250th St. • Lincolnville, KS 66858 (620) 924-5544 • hprbulls@tctelco.net Red Angus - Angus - Charolais

Visit our website to locate a breeder near you! “Your Partner in Progress” Bulls, Females and Embryos by Private Treaty

Janssen Red Angus Cattle Co.

Registered Bulls • Commercial Bred Heifers

Jack & Roxie Janssen

1825 Ave. X • Geneseo, Kansas 67444 (620) 824-6426 • Cell (620) 562-7041 janssen@hometelco.net “Seedstock Producers with a Commercial Focus”

Darryl & Susie Rhodes 3932 N. Sage Ct. Maize, KS 67101 Phone: (316) 722-6900 Cell: (316) 648-8310 rhodesredangus2@gmail.com

www.rhodesredangus.com Registered & Commercial Red Angus

H & F Red Angus Cattle Bred Replacement Heifers

Abilene, Kansas Brian- 785-479-6048 Daryl-785-479-0536 www.hfredanguscattle.com “Bred with You the Cattleman in Mind”

HOFT RED ANGUS

18 mo.& 2 yr. old Registered Bulls No feed ration, range tested, hard ‘n ready Commercial Bred Heifers in the fall Rick Pflughoeft • Ellsworth, KS 785-472-3734 • 785-472-1033

Ramsdale Reds “Red Angus since 1964”

John & Dan Ramsdale 780 S.E. 130 Ave. • Murdock, KS 67111 (316) 542-3297 • (620) 532-6060

KEVIN & MARY ANN KNIEBEL 428 S. 2600 Road • White City, KS 66872 (785) 349-2821 • Fax (785) 349-2822 Email: kniebel@tctelco.net www.Kcattle.com

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Calendar of Events

August 1 Final Ad Reservation/Editorial Deadline for September ARA Magazine September 1 Final Ad Reservation/Editorial Deadline for October ARA Magazine 5 Silveira Bros. Partners for Performance Sale, Firebaugh, CA 12-14 National Red Angus Convention, Watertown, SD 20 Lazy J Bar Ranch Online Female Sale, www.sconlinesales.com 22 Maple Oaks Red Angus, Springfield, MO

October 1 Final Ad Reservation/Editorial Deadline for November ARA Magazine 2 Lorenzen Ranches Annual Fall Sale, Galt, CA 3 Halfmann-Beckton Red Angus Sale, Miles, TX 6 VF Red Angus Cattlemen’s Fall Classic, Terrebonne, OR 6 Whitley Share The Herd Sale, Horton, AL 10 R.A. Brown Ranch 44th Annual Fall Sale, Throckmorton, TX 13 J6 Farms Mature Cow Dispersal, Gibbon, NE 17 Red Alliance Auction, Buffalo, TX 20 Rhodes Fall Bull and Female Fiesta, Kansas 27 Red Dirt Roundup, Canton, OK 27 Red Hill Farms Bulls of Fall IV, Lafayette, TN 28 Lacy’s Red Angus Bull and Female Sale, Drexel, MO November 1 Final Ad Reservation/Editorial Deadline for December ARA Magazine 1 5L Red Angus, Sheridan, MT 10 Laubach Red Angus, Big Timber, MT 12

B&L Red Angus Bull & Female Sale, Putnam, OK

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Glacier Red Angus Contact us today Harold, Pat & Chris Hughes for more 40126 Eli Gap Road • Polson, MT 59860 883-4654 • glacierredangus@yahoo.com information! (406)www.GlacierRedAngus.com 92 American Red Angus Magazine ■ July/August 2018


Route 61 Box 851 Cabool, MO 65689 417-962-0181 kmassey.moredangus@gmail.com www.missouriredangus.com

Balancing Performance with Maternal

Mike and Stephanie Smith Columbia, MO 573-881-0395 • 573-449-1809

SPREUTELS FARM RED ANGUS Bulls & Females at Private Treaty Commercial Replacements

Scott Bachman • (660) 247-1112

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Dan (913) 909-1912 Kay (816) 657-4655

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Ken & Brenda Keesaman

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Rt. 2 Box 129A • Koshkonong, MO Wilbur, Elsie or Steve Spreutels (417) 867-5695 • (417) 867-5545

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DOUG and BETTY DUNN 9695 Lowerbridge Way • Terrebonne, OR 97760 (541) 923-1705 • Fax (541) 923-5005 A Leachman Cattle Company Cooperator

LORENZEN RANCHES P.O. Box 1519 Pendleton, OR 97801 (541) 276-6108 Larry Lorenzen

RED ANGUS SINCE 1959

John & Jennifer Menke 10935 Quartz Valley Rd. (530) 468-5341 Ft. Jones, CA 96032

Leonard & Naomi Wood • (208) 263-5246 481649 Hwy 95 North • Sandpoint, ID 83864 • woodvxranch@aol.com

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Advertiser Index

3K Land & Cattle Co ............................83 5L Red Angus ......................................87 9 MIle Ranch ........................................13 ABS Global ............................................9 Accelerated Genetics ..........................11 Adams Angus Ranch............................81 Andras Stock Farm ..............................92 Angelo Cattle Company .......................86 Angus World ........................................90 Atkinson Reds ......................................79 Axtell Cattle Co ....................................88 Bachman Cattle Farms ..............28,29,93 Bar C Red Angus..................................83 Barenthsen-Bullinger Red Angus ........88 Beatty Farms .......................................79 Beckton Stock Farm ..........................3,86 Bieber Red Angus ..................................7 BIM Red Angus ....................................81 Birdwell, James ....................................90 Birdwell, Joel ........................................90 Birnie Red Angus..................................81 Boehringer Ingelheim ............................8 Bola Red Angus ..............................81,82 Booth, CK Sonny..................................90 Bovine Elite ..........................................27 Bow Creek Beef ..................................89 Bowles J5 Red Angus ..........................87 Broken Heart Ranch.. .....................30,88 Brown, RA ............................................83 Brylor Ranch ........................................90 Buffalo Creek Red Angus ....................78 Bull Hill Ranch ......................................79 Bullis Creek Ranch..........................80,81 C-T ..................................................25,87 Campbell Red Angus............................88 Cedar Hill Farm ....................................87 Chappell Red Angus ............................89 Chiefline Red Angus ............................83 Christensen Red Angus........................87 Choat Cattle Co....................................81 Clay Maxey Ford ..................................12 Croissant Red Angus............................88 Cross Diamond................................81,95 Crossroads Cattle Company ................89 Crump Red Angus ................................89 D&D Cattle Co .....................................81 DK Red Angus......................................88 Daigger-Orr Red Angus........................81

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Lacy’s Red Angus ................................93 Laubach Red Angus ............................87 Lautenschlager & Sons ........................93 Lazy J Bar ............................................88 Leland Red Angus ..........................15,87 Like It Like That Red Angus ............17,86 Little Creek Farm..................................79 Loonan Stock Farm ..............................89 Loosli Red Angus ................................93 Lorenzen Ranches ..............................93 Lost Creek Red Angus ........................87 Lowderman, Cody ................................90 Lucht Red Angus .................................87 Ludvigson ............................................31 MARS Red Angus ................................91 Maple Oaks Red Angus ..................33,93 McDonald Red Angus ..........................80 McLean Red Angus ..............................79 McMurphy Farms. ................................89 McPhee Red Angus..............................93 Meado-West Farms..............................89 Mees Ranch ........................................87 Mercer Farm ........................................79 Messmer Red Angus. ..........................88 Milk Creek Reds. ..................................87 Minnesota Red Angus Assoc................88 Mobley, Luke ........................................90 Morris/Box Ranch ................................83 Mushrush Red Angus. ......................5,91 Namken Red Angus ............................89 OHR ....................................................88 Oak Ridge Farms ................................89 ORIgen ................................................90 Osborn Red Angus ..............................79 Ozark Hills Genetics.............................93 Peacock Red Angus ........................41,80 Pennington ..........................................24 Pelton Red Angus.................................59 Pieper Red Angus ..........................19,81 Pifers Livestock Marketing ..............82,90 Plain Jan’s ............................................78 Pool Ranch...........................................90 Quality Genetics ..................................87 Quartz Valley Red Angus ....................93 RAFI ....................................................78 Rafter H Ranch ....................................82 Ramsdale Reds ...................................83 RAAA National Convention Insert ........49

Red Angus Society of Australia ............90 Redland Red Angus ............................86 Red Alliance Sale ................................45 Red Belt Red Angus ............................79 Red Cow Relocators ............................90 Red Fork Red Angus ............................86 Red Hill Farms......................................79 Rhodes Red Angus ........................34,91 Robertson-Lindsay Cattle Co ..............80 Rock Creek Red Angus ........................91 Rogers Cattle Co. Red Angus ..............93 Rouse Red Angus ................................89 S Diamond Angus ................................81 Sandbur Ridge Red Angus ..................81 Sandhill Red Angus ..............................87 Schuler Red Angus ..............................81 Schumacher Trust ................................91 Scott Farm Red Angus ........................88 Sheaman Ranch ..................................88 Shepherd Red Angus ..........................87 Shoal Creek..........................................93 Shobe, Kyle ..........................................90 Smith Land & Cattle Co........................88 Solid Rock Red Angus. ........................56 Sonstegard Cattle Co. ..........................88 Spreutels Farm Red Angus ..................93 Stout, Justin..........................................90 Strauss Free Raised ............................92 Sun River..............................................86 Sutherlin Farms ....................................86 Sycamore Farm....................................79 Trinity Creek Red Angus ......................79 Triple Creek Ranch ..............................83 Tru-Test ................................................22 VF Red Angus ........................................7 Valnes Ranch Red Angus ....................88 Veto Valley Farms ................................79 Wedel Red Angus ................................91 Westphal Red Angus............................87 Whitley Red Angus ..........................39,79 Willows Farm Company ......................93 Windrush Farm ....................................93 Woods V Bar X Ranch ........................93 WRAZ Red Angus ................................90 Wrights Mill Farm Red Angus ..............89

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