2020 April Shorthorn Country

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The Voice of the Shorthorn Breed.

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Shorthorn Country april 2020 issue 4 • volume 47

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2018 National Sire Test Performance Review................................ 14 2020 Junior National Updates.......................................................... 18 2020 ASA Committees...................................................................... 27 Builder of the Breed Nomination.................................................... 42

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2020 Dixie National - Regional Show............................................. 24 Winter Warm-Up Jackpot................................................................ 25 2020 Illinois Beef Expo - Junior Shorthorn Show......................... 26 2020 San Angelo Stock Show & Rodeo - Junior Show................. 26

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Update..................................................................................6 Association Outlook..........................................................8 Beef Business.....................................................................12 Junior Corner....................................................................16 Tartan Plaid.......................................................................22 News & Notes....................................................................30 Sales Calendar...................................................................41 Ad Index............................................................................42

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The Voice of the Shorthorn Breed.

=Advisory Council Montie Soules, ASA representative Don Cagwin, Durham Management Co. =Subscriptions US: 1 year- $24 • 2 years - $38 • 3 years - $52 1 year First Class - $54/year Canada: 1 year- $60 • 2 years - $110 • 3 years - $130 Other Foreign: 1 year- $120 • 2 years - $220 • 3 years - $300 SHORTHORN COUNTRY (ISSN 0149-9319) Published monthly by the American Shorthorn Association, 7607 NW Prairie View Rd., Platte Woods, MO 64151. Subscription rates are $24.00 for 1 year, $38.00 for 2 years, and $52.00 for 3 years in the U.S.; $60.00 for 1 year, $110.00 for 2 years, and $130.00 for 3 years to Canada and $120.00 for 1 year, $220.00 for 2 years, and $300.00 for 3 years to other foreign countries. Periodicals postage paid at Kansas City, MO and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: send address changes to SHORTHORN COUNTRY, 7607 NW Prairie View Rd., Platte Woods, MO 64151.

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= Shorthorn Update

7607 NW Prairie View Rd. • Kansas City, MO 64151-1544 816-599-7777 • FAX: 816-599-7782 Montie D. Soules, asa executive secretary/CEO montie@shorthorn.org Matt Woolfolk, director of performance programs, performance data & commercial acceptance • matt@shorthorn.org Heather Lange, director of customer service, registrations & DNA • heather@shorthorn.org Shelby Diehm, director of youth activities, marketing & communications • shelby@shorthorn.org Emily Velisek, director of events, show & membership activities • emilyv@shorthorn.org Accounting • accountmgr@shorthorn.org

ASA Dates of Note

ASA Board of Directors Nancy Grathwohl-Heter, president 785-587-7947 Hugh Mooney, vice president 916-319-0488 Dave Greenhorn, executive director 937-470-6552 Joe Bales, 615-330-2342 John Sonderman, 402-641-0936 Toby Jordan, 219-819-4603 Jerrell Crow, 580-585-2522 Lee Miller, 330-231-6834 John Russell, 832-588-8604 Shorthorn Foundation Bill Rasor, president American Junior Shorthorn Association Kane Aegerter, president National Shorthorn Lassies Sommer Smith, president

All NJSS photography & graphic design entries due to contests@shorthorn.org June 9-12 BIF Annual Convention, Kissimmee, FL June 22-27 National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference, Abilene, Texas

AJSA Shorthorn and Spurs Junior National Fundraiser hosted on amsonlinesales.com April 10 AJSA Junior Board Candidate Application Deadline April 10 ASA Office Closed - Good Friday May May 1 AJSA Scholarship Deadline May 25 Junior National Ownership & Entry Deadline May 25 ASA Office Closed - Memorial Day

New Contest Rule NJSS Photography & Graphic Design entries must be submitted via email. Send entries to contests@shorthorn.org.

Attention Juniors! Junior members 7 years of age are eligible to show at the Junior National. The Junior member has to be 7 on January 1 of the year the Junior National is taking place to be eligible to show at the Junior National. For example, if a child turned 7 on December 31, 2019 they are eligible to show at the 2020 National Junior Show in Abilene, Texas. If they turned 7 on January 10, 2020, they are not eligible to show at this years Junior National.

2020 NJSS Judges Owned Show: Jirl Buck Bred & Owned Show: Andrew Foster ShorthornPlus Show: Lydell Meier

2020 Junior National Entry Information ONLINE ENTRY ONLY at juniorshorthorn.com


May 25, 2020 no late entries accepted


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WHR Assessments for 2020 were sent in November. If you have not received yours, please contact the ASA office as soon as possible. 1. WHR inventory assessments must be completed and paid in full prior to registering calves born in the current assessment period, (i.e. 2019 assessment on a dam must be completed and paid in order to register her calf born in 2019.) 2. Included with each assessment is the registration of a calf born to the dam in the year she was assessed (if calf is registered prior to one year of age) and a free transfer of said calf (if recorded within 60 days from the date of the sale.) (i.e. cost to register a calf born in 2019 to an assessed 2019 dam will be $0, if calf is registered within 12 months) 2020 ASSESSMENT FEE SCHEDULE: January 10 - February 29, 2020 $20 March 1 - December 31, 2020 $25 *Calves born in previous year(s) to unassessed dams will incur additional fees as described below

A.I. Certificates In order to have A.I. certificates released on a bull, it must be DNA tested as an A.I. Sire. However, if the bull is deceased, the calf can be DNA tested instead.

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Non-Certificate Bulls To make a bull non-certificate, ALL DNA requirements for an A.I. Sire must be completed before we will make them non-certificate.

Transferring Bred Females Bred females being transferred must have all the breeding information including name and registration number of sire(s), type of service, date of service and/or pasture exposure dates.

2020 ASA Membership If you have not paid your 2020 ASA membership as of March 1, 2020, you are no longer a member in good standing. If you are a TOC Member and your membership was not paid by February 29, 2020, you will become a WHR Member when you renew your membership. How to renew your 2020 ASA membership: Log into your account on DigitalBeef. The $100 membership fee will automatically be charged and the membership end date will be advanced to 12.31.20. You can pay your bill online or mail a check.

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= Association Outlook Do the Work

Montie D. asa executive Soules secretary/CEO


t’s that time of year when Shorthorn calves are being born all around the country. The excitement of evaluating your mating decisions from last year is always interesting. Make it a dedicated priority to review sire selection as you assess the calves, so you are prepared when it is time to breed cows this year. This Shorthorn Country issue and last month’s issue feature AI sires for the breed. I encourage you to look at these options and any other options with due diligence. Using a non-owned AI sire gives you the same advantages as the bull’s owner. You have instant access to some of the best proven genetics in the Shorthorn breed. The genetic ability to upgrade your herd is huge, plus the cost of a couple of units of semen and/or an AI certificate to register the resulting calf, is a very small amount compared to owning animals of this stature and quality. I also suggest looking at this option from a program viewpoint rather than the individual animal. What exactly do I mean by this? Take the time to write down goals for your program and what type of animal you prefer or require for your operation, so the resulting calves are marketable and or make the type of replacement females you are looking for. Select an AI sire that will help move the entire operation or herd in the direction that will give you the most opportunity to reach your goals. Or in other words, select the AI sire that fits your program and breed him to all your cows you plan to AI. Do not select one bull for each cow. If you select a different bull for each cow you will end up with a Heinz 57 type cow herd. By using one good bull on the whole group, you will breed uniformity and quality in each calf. Depending on the

number of cows you will be breeding, use no more than two or three bulls. When it comes time to breed those females using this same exercise, you will have built a real program and your cattle start to become an extension of you and your operation instead of a hit and miss theory. This is how programs of value are built genetically. I also encourage you to take the time to look up everything on any AI sire you select. Before you make your decision, understand the costs of everything, so you are not surprised and shocked later. You can research the bull in the registry; he should be identified as AI Sire Qualified. This is important to do on any bull you are considering using. If he is not AI Sire Qualified. (AI Qualified means he has been DNA tested for parentage and all 3 Genetic Conditions), you will be required to DNA test your calves sired by a nonAI sire qualified bull for all the same tests required for AI sire qualifications. Also, in the registry there are logo icons that identify the bull as an AI certificate bull or a non-AI certificate bull. This means if he is identified as a certificate bull you are required to secure an AI certificate from the owner and/or agent of the bull to be able to register the resulting calf. If the bull is identified as a non-certificate bull, there is no additional paperwork needed; you can just register the resulting calf as an AI sire calf. To be clear, I am not advising you to only look for non-certificate bulls. I am just recommending you do your homework and understand what is required to register the resulting calves. In fact, the cost of an AI certificate may be well worth the fee for the value of the resulting calves. Knowing this information ahead of time will streamline

the process of registering your calf crop. Besides learning the registry process and cost of registering your AI sired calves, study the performance records thoroughly. Thoroughly in my opinion means look at the bull, his dam and his sire’s performance data. Look for consistency of the performance data so you have a better opportunity of having the same type of performance in you resulting calves. Look at the number of progeny born and if it is high quantity, review it so you grasp the range that the performance data may fall in. Study all the traits you consider important and review progeny sire, dam and other animals in the pedigree. This is all in the Digital Beef registry for your convenience and use. For example, if you are after replacement females, check out number of daughters in production and their data and look at all the females in the dam’s pedigree. Double check both grand dams of the mating or of the AI sire to see how they match up. If you need to move the cow or herd in a certain direction, you should look for an AI sire that is a bit extreme in that trait to get movement from the cow herd. It is also important that the sire has proven data to produce what you want or has a genetic heritage similar to his which will give you confidence in your selection. EPDs that are listed in yellow are gnomically enhanced. This means the bull’s EPDs are comparable to having up to 25 calves born depending on the trait measured, when he may only be a yearling bull with no progeny. Yellow genomic EPDs add confidence to the performance data. Selecting an AI sire is more than looking at a picture! Do the work and you will be rewarded with the type Shorthorn that will be an asset to you and the Breed! =

American Shorthorn Association Mission Statement The mission of the American Shorthorn Association is to serve all members and enhance the value of the Shorthorn breed by managing data, maintaining the integrity of the herdbook, educating members and communicating the value of Shorthorn cattle resulting in the expanded use of Shorthorn genetics in the U.S. beef industry.

American Shorthorn Association Vision Statement

Be recognized in the industry as a viable British breed that creates profitability in beef cattle production, with a family friendly environment.

Core Strategies Educate, equip and empower our members 8

Increase commercial interest in Shorthorn genetics

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Continue to develop and support the Junior program

Invest in research and development to enable breed improvement

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= Beef Business

Matt director of Woolfolk performance programs

Keeping Calves the S.A.M.E. The topic of proper data reporting is one that is very important, yet also can be overwhelming and a hassle to many breeders. Sometimes, it’s difficult to know what to do when turning in your weights and data to ASA. I’ve learned that no matter how many times this topic gets covered, it’s usually not enough times! It’s been a couple years since we discussed this topic in the Shorthorn Country, so it might be time for a good review. The best memory device I’ve seen to help with contemporary grouping is the acronym S.A.M.E. S.A.M.E.: Sex, Age, Management, Environment. Simply put, cattle that are treated the same should be contemporary grouped the same! A contemporary group (CG) is the largest it can ever be when you put them together during calving season. That makes it extra important to get your contemporary groups correct at birth to build on as the calves go through life. All the calves born in the same season should be grouped together, provided they were run under the same management. If one set of cows is on full feed while the others just grazed, then the calves from those cows should be split accordingly. When inputting calf data, Digital Beef will separate male and females calves into their own groups for you. You can use the “Season” dropdown menu to differentiate groups from each other within your herd (like the fed cow pasture vs the grazing pasture). The “A, B, C and D” designations don’t necessarily correspond to actual seasons, but rather are just a method to input your different groups the way they need to be. It’s inevitable that animals will be removed from a contemporary group over time. Whether it’s a calf that gets sick and requires extra attention, or a couple calves are brought to the barn as show prospects, group those cattle that get treated differently than the rest as their own contemporaries. If you bring in a bull calf and start feeding him a show ration to prep for state fair, you 12

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would expect him to outweigh your calves that are on pasture and light creep. It would not be a fair representation of the data to keep him in the same CG as all his buddies that didn’t come to the show barn. The show calves would need to be removed from the main CG and separated into their own smaller group. Contemporary groups are not a “mix and match” task, where you can pull animals out and put them back in once they’re back in the same pasture again. Once an animal leaves a CG, it can’t go back to the old one. The bull calf you took to state fair can be turned out in the development lot with the other yearlings after his show career, but he remains in his own CG for data recording purposes. Even if all your calves don’t grow and perform like you hoped, it’s important to submit the data on all calves, heavy and light. There’s a reason it’s called WHOLE Herd Reporting. It’s fairly common for cattlemen to not report their worst calves, because they don’t want to bring down the group average and have other breeders see their “bad” calves. If all the calves are treated the same, then ALL the calves should be reported, good, bad or ugly. If you are a WHR breeder, the assessment fee on your cows covers the registration of her calf, so choosing not to submit the poor calves is not really a way to lower your registration bills. If you don’t want to give the weaker calves a registration number, you can simply uncheck the “Register?” box when submitting calf data into Digital Beef, and the system will record your calves with a “U” number and not fully register them. A pitcher who can throw an 87 mph fastball doesn’t look very good in the population of professional baseball players, where 95 mph throwers are pretty common. If you compare him to the entire population of men in the country, that 87mph heater looks pretty good again! That’s what happens when you don’t record those less than desirable calves in your crop. It doesn’t help your best show just how good they really are!

The chart below gives a visual example of how much effect removing the bottom can have on performance ratios, and in turn, EPD calculations. Animal 001 002 003 004 005 006 007 Avg

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Ratio 101 95 105 Cull 99 100 Cull

For a contemporary group to be an effective sire evaluation tool, there needs to be more than one sire represented in the group. While you can still make comparisons of the individuals and their dams, a CG with only one sire doesn’t tell you very much on the bull. All the good performing calves are his, but so are all the bad ones! The best way to have multiple sires in a group would be to incorporate AI into your breeding program, then turn those cows out with a walking herd sire afterwards. The task of contemporary grouping can be confusing, cumbersome, and downright boring for some breeders! However, proper CGs are also crucial and necessary for getting the best data possible into the Shorthorn genetic evaluation. As Shorthorn breeders, we should all want the best genetic evaluations possible. If you have questions or need assistance, please feel free to reach out and ask. The worst questions are the ones that are never asked. =

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Matt Woolfolk director of performance programs

The National Sire Test (NST) program has been a valuable tool for testing the ability of Shorthorn genetics to perform in a real-world setting. The second year of the NST and our partnership with the University of Illinois provided us with more data on a genetically diverse bunch of Shorthorn sires. Once again, we were able to collect a full set of data on Shorthorninfluenced cattle from birth to rail. The NST provides breeders the opportunity to compare the genetics in their breeding program in an unbiased, real-world setting while gaining more progeny data on their sires to help build a more accurate EPD profile. From a big picture standpoint, the NST gives ASA more information on the breed to show to the industry that our cattle have the capability to be used as a profitable piece of their breeding program. Timeline and Management For the second round of the NST, the U of I cows were bred in mid-December 2017. Like the previous year, these females were SimAngus based mature cows that are housed at the U of I Dixon Springs research farm in the southern region of Illinois. With 10 Shorthorn sires bred to 20 cows each, we were able to utilize 200 cows for this second cycle. The calving season began on August 30, 2018 and went through October 2. From a 52% AI conception rate, 94 calves were born. As these calves were raised up to weaning, they were asked to grow solely on mother’s milk, and the cows had to raise these calves on minimal supplementation. Weaning day came about 3 weeks later for the 2018 crop than their previous year counterparts, with March 7, 2019 being this year’s recorded weaning date. The calves ranged from 156 to 189 days of age at weaning, up 23 to 30 days over the 2017 crop. Once again, the calves were preconditioned at Dixon Springs before being sent off to college to complete the feedlot portion of the NST on the U of I Beef Farm just off campus. They enrolled in the feedyard on May 8, and graduated 216 days later on December 10. The feedlot at U of I is a fully under roof facility, with slatted floors for waste management and rubber matting covering the floor to provide extra comfort to the cattle. The NST calves are grouped by sex and entry weight into feeding pens of 12-15 head. Each pen is equipped with a GrowSafe feed bunk to collect daily individual intake data on the calves. All cattle were implanted at the beginning of the feeding period, as well as re-implanted near the midway point of the test. The feedyard ration was approximately 0.65 Mcal/lb from an energy standpoint, and the ration consisted of approximately 30% dry rolled corn, 20% wet distiller’s grains, 20% high moisture corn, 20% silage, and 10% cornbased supplement. The NST calves went to the Tyson plant at Joslin, IL for harvest on December 12. Initially, the cattle were expected to go to harvest a little earlier. However, the fat cattle market situation at the time led to holding onto these cattle a little longer, trying to catch a better market and more revenue per head. The Data On the next page, you will find a table comparing the data for the NST heifers and steers separately. With each bull not having equal numbers of male and female progeny, it’s not a 14

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fair comparison to lump all offspring together. Like always, I prefer to let you as breeders draw your own conclusions from the data rather than tell you what should be important. Nobody knows your operation better than you and what you want to emphasize in your breeding program. From studying the data in general terms, there are a few “big picture” points I would like to touch on. For the second year in a row, calving ease was a major strength of the NST sires. The cattle posted a 99% unassisted calving record this year. While the U of I herd at Dixon Springs is pretty hands-off when it comes to assisting their mature cows, it’s nice that these cows could have Shorthorn calves on their own with industry acceptable birth weights. The NST cattle met industry standards for carcass merit once again. The entire crop averaged a 13.6 sq. inch ribeye area, with an average marbling score of 519. For those of you who are less familiar with the marbling score system, a score of 400 is needed for a carcass to be considered to grade USDA Choice. Scores above 500 reach the upper 2/3 of the Choice grade, which is often talked about being the “new goal” in beef quality grading. In this year’s NST crop, 97% graded Choice or higher, with 47 head having marbling scores great enough to qualify as upper 2/3 Choice or better. In fact, 11 head graded USDA Prime. While there are some strong marbling genetics in the cow base, it is nice to see Shorthorn sires complement those black hided cows and still produce carcasses that garner a premium on the rail. From a Yield Grade (YG) perspective, only 12 head were YG4 or higher. Cattle that reach YG4 or 5 are the ones that take discounts on the carcasses, and the percentage of NST cattle to do that was small. When studying the Dry Matter Intake (DMI) and feed to gain (F:G) data of the 2018 NST, the picture doesn’t look as pretty as the previous class. For both steers and heifers, DMI was increased and F:G was lower than 2017. However, if you look at the small differences in the test, I think it starts to make sense. The calves in this round of the trial were on feed for an additional 4 weeks compared to the first set of NST calves. The 2018 calves stayed on feed later in their life cycle, when cattle naturally start to become less efficient in their growth. While there probably are still some differences in feed conversion between bloodlines in the two years’ sire groups, I believe the timeline and the natural growth curve also played a role in the changes in these data points. What Did We Learn? Much like last year’s review of the first NST calf crop, I think I am asking a question with several answers, none of which can be considered “wrong”. From a breeder perspective, you might have seen something in the data to identify your next AI sire. From an industry view, we once again had cattle perform well enough to meet standards, showing that Shorthorn genetics can do things well to be commercially productive. From my chair at the association, I learned that we have breeders that are really interested in the information that the NST provides us. Inquiries and discussions with breeders who have participated in the program, as well as those who are interested in studying the data, give me optimism that we can work together to attempt to grow Shorthorn commercial acceptance. It takes buy-in from

all sides to make that happen, and having breeder interest is crucial. With two full sets of NST data in the books and one more calf crop going through the program, I feel like we are starting to get a clearer picture of where the breed stands in crucial areas needed to gain commercial acceptance. With a sire evaluation program like the NST, it’s important to gather information to compare and back up the genetics with relevant data. The University of Illinois has been a great partner in accomplishing that goal. The unbiased data collection and results give our breed some information to validate our cattle’s commercial


Ash Valley Answer 5720 Ash Valley Count 5792 Crooked Post Stockman 4Z Leveldale Ringo 337A Muridale Thermal Energy 15A Saskvalley Ramrod 155R SULL Red Reward 9321 SULL RGLC Legacy 525 Waukaru Gold Band 5061 Waukaru Gold Card 1010 All Heifers


Ash Valley Answer 5720 Ash Valley Count 5792 Crooked Post Stockman 4Z Leveldale Ringo 337A Muridale Thermal Energy 15A Saskvalley Ramrod 155R SULL Red Reward 9321 SULL RGLC Legacy 525 Waukaru Gold Band 5061 Waukaru Gold Card 1010 All Steers

EPDs as of 1/28/2020 Ash Valley Answer 5720 Ash Valley Count 5792 Crooked Post Stockman 4Z Leveldale Ringo 337A Muridale Thermal Energy 15A Saskvalley Ramrod 155R SULL Red Reward 9321 SULL RGLC Legacy 525 Waukaru Gold Band 5061 Waukaru Gold Card 1010

acceptability. The calving ease, carcass, and feed efficiency components are helping us do that. I want to thank the ASA Board of Directors, past and present, for seeing the need for this type of program and supporting it, as well as the breeders who have nominated their bulls to collect this information. We have one more year of data to collect with the U of I, and I’m looking forward to see how that information helps us keep building our Shorthorn resume’ for the American cattle industry. =

Reg # Prog BW CE 205 WW Temper YW Frame % Choice REA YG Marb HCW Fat DMI F:G Test ADG AR4225554 5 83 1.0 453 1.6 1000 5.4 100 13.3 3.09 435 791 0.49 20.51 6.46 3.23 4228061 7 77 1.0 450 1.3 985 5.2 100 12.8 3.64 537 813 0.65 21.69 6.56 3.34 4196667 9 79 1.0 484 1.1 7059 5.7 100 13.0 3.57 565 813 0.64 20.93 6.63 3.22 4206214 8 79 1.0 508 1.0 1031 5.2 100 13.0 3.50 544 811 0.59 21.53 7.13 3.13 4218103 4 77 1.0 472 1.0 1024 6.0 100 14.3 3.55 465 884 0.67 21.43 5.70 3.79 4161930 4 89 1.0 521 1.3 1108 6.0 100 13.9 3.16 581 791 0.6 20.99 7.39 2.86 AR48841 6 73 1.0 427 1.0 950 5.1 100 14.7 3.38 545 909 0.62 22.54 5.49 4.13 4223162 1 90 1.0 579 1.0 940 5.7 100 13.8 3.82 517 824 0.75 22.54 7.68 2.94 4221508 8 69 1.0 459 1.8 928 5.0 100 13.3 3.07 553 779 0.51 19.73 6.34 3.17 4175359 6 73 1.0 465 1.3 1027 6.3 100 13.5 3.08 503 801 0.54 21.05 7.04 3.00

58 77 1.0 470 1.3 1012 5.5 100 13.4 3.36 538 817 0.59 21.13 6.59 3.28

Reg # Prog BW CE 205 WW Temper YW Frame % Choice REA YG Marb HCW Fat DMI F:G Test ADG AR4225554 7 83 1.0 496 1.2 1122 5.8 100 13.2 3.12 475 781 0.54 20.40 7.36 2.80 4228061 3 81 1.0 525 1.0 1091 4.9 67 14.3 3.11 395 877 0.52 21.73 6.19 3.54 4196667 3 87 1.0 480 1.3 1058 5.4 100 13.8 3.54 497 816 0.72 19.50 6.30 3.16 4206214 3 101 1.0 576 1.3 1182 4.9 100 14.4 3.18 425 907 0.49 23.41 7.45 3.40 4218103 2 78 1.0 548 2.0 1097 5.4 100 13.2 3.19 554 820 0.47 22.39 7.05 3.18 4161930 5 92 1.0 525 1.0 1077 4.5 80 13.1 3.23 514 791 0.58 20.17 7.26 2.85 AR48841 3 89 1.0 529 1.0 1078 4.6 100 12.8 3.68 503 778 0.7 19.70 7.26 2.72 4223162 2 75 1.0 543 1.5 1087 4.8 100 12.6 3.69 586 776 0.66 21.14 7.22 3.01 4221508 3 93 1.0 512 1.5 1132 5.1 100 14.9 3.23 496 875 0.7 23.17 6.48 3.65 4175359 5 88 1.2 503 1.4 1090 5.7 100 14.5 3.05 510 831 0.56 21.49 6.40 3.40

36 87 1.0 518 1.2 1100 5.2 94 13.7 3.26 485 821 0.59 21.06 6.91 3.12

CED BW WW YW Milk TM CEM Stay YG CW REA MB FT $CEZ $BMI $F 15 -2.1 51 79 13 38 14 16 -0.28 1 0.2 0.60 -0.07 50.28 141.95 61.14 13 -1.5 43 59 26 48 8 18 -0.39 -29 -0.11 0.10 -0.11 45.32 139.9 50.22 11 1.2 70 107 24 59 9 14 -0.40 10 0.37 -0.25 -0.11 29.36 149.07 59.91 13 0.4 54 82 23 49 8 16 -0.40 -14 -0.02 -0.14 -0.12 42.04 135.29 53.13 13 1.3 96 94 20 52 9 22 -0.21 -3 0.04 0.35 -0.06 38.91 144.78 63.27 3 4.6 77 114 6 44 5 17 -0.31 7 0.12 -0.28 -0.10 1.55 116.78 61.67 15 -2.4 46 63 19 42 4 6 -0.46 -26 0.07 -0.15 -0.12 51.54 131.11 48.96 7 1.1 60 88 15 45 0 7 -0.45 -16 0.22 -0.14 -0.11 21.35 119.54 55.73 21 -2.2 54 83 27 54 18 18 -0.30 15 0.28 0.31 -0.10 69.29 171.43 59.73 17 -0.2 64 107 24 56 10 16 -0.42 13 0.36 -0.11 -0.13 50.09 150.31 60.22

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= Junior Corner Taking Chances = Big Returns Allyssa ajsa Obrecht directory

Hi everyone! My name is Allyssa Obrecht. I’m from Harlan, Iowa and am currently serving my first year on the American Junior Shorthorn Association Board. Spring is such a busy time of year for many of our junior members with spring jackpot shows, graduations, and preparing for junior nationals, of course. Although this is a busy time of year, I want to encourage all eligible junior members to take a break from their hectic schedules and to pause for a moment to truly consider running for the American Junior Shorthorn Association Board of Directors. Juniors, although the application and interview processes of running for the board may affect your willingness to run, please don’t let this discourage or stop you. I was in your shoes one year ago when trying to decide if I should run for the junior board. Many questions were running through my head like, “What if I don’t make it onto the board?” You may even be asking yourself the same question while considering running for the American Junior Shorthorn Association board. While being elected onto the board is extremely rewarding, so is the process

of running for the board. Going into junior nationals last year when I ran for the board, I was extremely nervous. I was worried about meeting the other people running for the board, answering the delegate’s questions at youth conferences, and interviewing for the board. Looking back on this, all of the nerves were worth it. The process of running for the board was extremely beneficial for me as well as all of the other candidates. Throughout the week of junior nationals, it allowed me to meet so many juniors from across the country, to enhance my public speaking skills, to connect with various Shorthorn breeders, and to have fun with fellow junior board candidates that also have a passion for representing the Shorthorn breed. If you’re currently on the fence about running for the junior board, my advice is to go for it. Please don’t miss this incredible, life-changing opportunity. I promise you won’t regret running for the board. Whether you receive a red jacket or not, you’ll walk away from junior nationals as a better leader and advocate for the Shorthorn breed. As a reminder, junior board applications are due to Shelby Diehm, Director of Youth

Activities, by April 10th. If anyone has any questions regarding any aspect of running for the board, please feel free to reach out to Shelby, myself, or any of the other past or current American Junior Shorthorn Association board members. Good luck to all of the future board candidates. I can’t wait to see everyone in Abilene, Texas, in a few short months!=

Upcoming Junior Nationals 2020 • Abilene, TX June 22-27, 2020

2021 • Louisville, KY 2022 • Kansas City, KS 2023 • Des Moines, IA * Tentative Locations. Subject to Change *

The Junior Board Application is due April 10, 2020. Visit juniorshorthorn.com for the application. There are 3 available spots for new junior board members. *All available spots will serve a three year term*

If you have any questions about being a leader for the AJSA, contact shelby@shorthorn.org or one of the board members!


AJSA Members can apply for up to 3 scholarships. • Applications MUST be emailed to shelby@shorthorn.org by 11:59 p.m. on May 1st. • The application can be found on juniorshorthorn.com


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National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference Schedule of Events Sunday, June 21 Cattle allowed in tie-outs only Monday, June 22 9:00 a.m. Cattle allowed in the barns 1:00 p.m. Junior board meeting 1:30 p.m. State advisor meeting 2:00 p.m. Cattle check-in begins 2:00 p.m. Contest check-in begins 5:00 p.m. All cattle must be stalled 6:00 p.m. ALL cattle and contests must be checked-in Tuesday, June 23 8:00 a.m. State Advisor Packets due to office 8:30 a.m. Cattleman’s Written Test 9:30 a.m. Team Salesmanship 1:00 p.m. Youth Conference I 1:30 p.m. Shorthorn SideKicks 1 2:00 p.m. Speech Contest 4:15 p.m. Line up for state photos 5:30 p.m. Opening Ceremonies 7:00 p.m. Meal Served 7:00 p.m. Sullivan’s Ultimate Warrior Boot Camp 7:30 p.m. Water Balloon Fight hosted by Junior Board

April 10 – AJSA Junior Board Applications Due May 1 – AJSA Scholarship Applications Due May 25 – Ownership Deadline May 25 – Entry Deadline


Headquarters: MCM Elegante Suites 4250 Ridgemont Drive, Abilene, TX 79606 Phone: (325) 698-1237 | Price: $ 104 | Cutoff Date: May 20th

Wednesday, June 24 8:00 a.m. Sullivan’s Showmanship Contest Holiday inn Abilene-North College Area 1:00 p.m. Youth Conference II 3525 West Lake Road, Abilene, TX 79601 1:30 p.m. Shorthorn Sidekicks 2 Phone: (325) 673-1400 | Price: $ 109 | Cutoff Date: May 20th 2:00 p.m. Beef Cook-Off Contest 3:00 p.m. Junior board interviews 4:30 p.m. Stock Show University 6:00 p.m. Top 10 Senior Showmanship Fitting & Showmanship Finals Thursday, June 25 8:00 a.m. Sullivan Supply Fitting Contest 10:00 a.m. Lassie Princess Hour 11:00 a.m Youth Conference III – Voting Delegates Only 11:30 a.m. Lassie 101/Lassie Social 12:00 p.m. Quizbowl 3:00 p.m. Judging Contest 5:30 p.m. State Cook-Off 7:00 p.m. TBA Concert Friday, June 26 8:00 a.m. Ring 1: Bred & Owned ShorthornPlus Female Show, Bred & Owned Female Show, Bred & Owned Bull Show Ring 2: Purebred Prospect & Market Steer Show, ShorthornPlus Female Show, ShorthornPlus Prospect & Market Steer Show 5:30 p.m. Meal Served 6:00 p.m. Awards Ceremony Saturday, June 27 8:00 a.m. National Junior Shorthorn Female Show 12:00 p.m. Release of all Contest Projects ALL DATES AND TIMES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE All cattle released following completion of show Saturday. All cattle and tack must be out of barns by Sunday morning.


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Show Judges

Owned Show: Jirl Buck Bred & Owned Show: Andrew Foster ShorthornPlus: Lydell Meier Showmanship: Gary & Kathy Buchholz | Jeremy & Andrea Clarke Contest age divisions (as of January 1, 2020) : Prospector I: 5 to 9 years Prospector II: 10 to 12 years Intermediate: 13 to 16 years Senior: 17 to 21 years If any individual participates in a “team” contest with someone of a different age division, the team must participate in the oldest contestant’s age division unless the contest rules don't allow competing in a different age division. For showmanship, the Prospector I age division matches show rules (must be 7).

Abilene or Bust! Entry Costs

Entry May 25: $40 per entry Bedding/Stalling: $45 per animal

Exhibitor Fee: $40 Additional Shirts: $15 Additional Meal Packets: $30 (includes two tickets)

**Please Note: If you plan to show an animal in multiple shows, you must pay an entry fee for each show they will be exhibited in.**

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Online entries will include entry fee (per show) and stalling/ bedding fee for each animal, exhibitor fee, and additional options. Entries must be paid online at time of entry or they will not be processed. There will be NO refunds on entries. See General Rule #6. Entry fee is $40 per entry. If you are showing an animal in more than one show it must be entered for each show. There is a $45 stalling/bedding fee per head. Tie-out bedding is included. Exhibitors must pay the $40 exhibitor fee during online entry. Exhibitor fee includes: show shirt, contest fee and 2 meal tickets. Additional meal ticket packets can be purchased during online entry. No show entries after final deadline of May 25, 2020. No entry substitutions allowed after May 25, 2020. All animals must be registered in the sole name of the junior member who will be showing. Ownership deadline is May 25, 2020. (No farm or family names allowed) Cattle will be allowed on the fairgrounds on Sunday, June 21, in tie outs ONLY. Cattle will be allowed in barns after 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22. All cattle must tie out in designated area. They may not be tied to trailers. Tents allowed in tieouts on June 21 ONLY. Must bring registration papers and health papers to the show for check-in. We will not verify tattoos at check-in but animals tattoo must match the corresponding registration papers. Entries not matching will be disqualified from show. See general rule #9.

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ONLY steers will be weighed at check-in. Individual contests must be entered by going through contest registration, Monday, June 22, starting at 2 p.m. Group contests will be entered by state advisors. They will be provided the group sign-up sheets to return to the junior director and interns. Each exhibitor will be given colored-coded meal tickets at check-in. The color-codes will correspond to the meal. Electricity – People should come prepared with generators and extension cords. All generators must be housed outside. No generators or gas cans will be allowed inside the barn and must meet local fire codes for inspection by fire marshall. Exhibitors are reminded that portacools and butt fans are not allowed in the barns. Pets are allowed on the fairgrounds, but NOT in the coliseum/ show ring area for any reason or at any time. Alcoholic beverages are prohibited. In accordance with grounds policy and this youth event, consumption of alcoholic beverages is prohibited. If the junior member is unable to show their animal due to illness or health, follow the procedure in the show rules. See General Rules #4, #5, #13. Animals will NOT be allowed to enter the show ring after the judge has given the signal to walk. See general show rule #18. ALL photography and graphic design entries must be submitted by June 1 to contests@shorthorn.org There have been some contest rule changes. Be sure to carefully read rules to know all the updates!

Health Requirements ALL animals being exhibited at the 2020 NJSS are required to have the following: General Requirements: 1. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI): Cattle are to have a valid certificate of veterinary inspection that was issued within the past 30 days, if they are to be exhibited, or originate from the DSA*. 2. Trichomoniasis (Trich) Test for Exhibition ONLY: All breeding bulls must be officially individually identified. Out-of-State bulls 12 months of age and older must be tested within 60 days or be accompanied by an entry permit. 3. Tuberculosis (TB) Test: All sexually intact beef cattle 18 months of age or older originating from a less than free state or zone status, must have a negative TB test within 60 days prior to entry or originate from an accredited free herd. Test results or accredited herd number must be recorded on the certificate of veterinary inspection. EXCEPTION: Cattle coming from a state with less than “Free” or “Free Zone” status must contact the TAHC at 1-800-550-8242 ext. 777, prior to movement. 4. Brucellosis Test for Exhibition or Exhibition and Sale: Cattle from Designated surveillance areas in Idaho, Montana, Wyoming are required to meet testing ask about import requirements for show cattle. Visit tahc.texas.gov for more information or call 1-800-550-8242 for questions.

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Applications are Due Soon! Rules for Election of AJSA Board Applications Due April 10 All candidates MUST submit a written application that is available from the AJSA. 1. Junior board applications will be accepted in the ASA office until April 10, 2020. 2. Only one new board member may be elected from any state/area association in a single year. 3. There can be no more than two board members serving from one junior association at any time. 4. The term for an AJSA board member is three years. 5. Directors must be at least 17 years of age as of January to apply for the junior board & not older than 20 on January 1, 2020. Even if the junior board member ages out of showing they can complete term. 6. Their are three positions open each year. 7. To be eligible to be on the AJSA Board, juniors must not have children or be with child. 8. If a previously installed Board member becomes with child, he/she must resign at the following conference. 9. Each junior association must have two delegates representing their group at the youth conferences. The delegates must be AJSA members that are 15 years of age or older. If the association does not have two members present fulfilling this age requirement, they may have younger delegates. A junior association with only one junior at the Junior Nationals may have only one delegate, but will still receive their association’s number of allotted votes. 10. Candidates for election must be nominated from the floor at Youth Conference I. 11. Delegates will receive a copy of all the candidate applications at Youth Conference I. 12. Open interviews will be conducted at Youth Conference II. 13. Delegates from each junior association will be given ballots (corresponding to the number of votes which their association receives) with each board member candidate’s name on it. They will


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rank each candidate with one going to their first choice, two to the second, etc., until the ballot is completed and all candidates have an allotted value. During voting ONLY delegates of the same junior association will be able to confer. Ballots from one junior association do not have to have the same rankings. Election will be conducted at Youth Conference III in the following manner: a. The number of votes received by each junior association will be determined by the number of members of the American Junior Shorthorn Association within that junior association. If two states officially become one junior association, i.e. Dakota Plains, they will vote as one association. The number of members from each of the states will be added to determine the votes for junior association. 1.) 2 votes: 0-75 junior members 2.) 3 votes: 76-250 junior members 3.) 4 votes: 251 and up junior members

b. The number of junior members will be the number of members the junior association has as of the entry deadline, and voting number brackets are subject to change as the total association membership changes for subsequent years. c. Each current AJSA Board Member will receive one vote. d. Delegate and AJSA Board rankings will account for 70% of each candidate’s total score. e. The remaining 30% will be the ranking by a committee of three qualified industry leaders after each reviewing each candidate’s application and an interview. f. To determine which candidates will get on the board and in what order, these ranks will be added. The lowest score will be the first candidate to get on the board and so on until all the positions are filled. Ties will be broken by counting the amount of number one rankings the candidates receive.

Due May 1

Each year AJSA members are eligible to apply for several college scholarships. Applications can be found at www.juniorshorthorn.com and are due by May 1st, 2020. Scholarships will be awarded at the 2020 National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference. The completed scholarship application must be emailed to shelby@shorthorn.org. The application has been updated. You must only complete one application and send the additional information with the completed application. juniorshorthorn.com/opportunities/scholarships/ Please note that scholarship candidates may only apply up to three scholarships offered by The Shorthorn Foundation. Therefore, please complete the applications that apply to your qualifications the best. You cannot win the same scholarship more than once.

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Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship :: The $1,000 Dugdale Scholarship is awarded to a collegiate upperclassman who is an active AJSA member with a sincere interest in bettering the beef cattle industry after college. John C. “Jack” Ragsdale Scholarship :: The $1,000 Jack Ragsdale Scholarship is awarded to a high school senior or college freshman who is an active AJSA member with a sincere interest in learning how to evaluate livestock and an appreciation for the purebred livestock industry. Don Longley Memorial Scholarships :: Each year four $1,000 Longley Memorial Scholarships are awarded. The scholarships are sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation and awarded to high school seniors or college freshmen based upon Shorthorn involvement, grades, need, and participation in other activities. Lyle & Katharyn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship :: The $1,000 Lyle and Katharyn DeWitt Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation and awarded to high school seniors or college freshmen based upon Shorthorn involvement, grades, need, and participation in other activities. Jesse M. & Jennie S. Duckett Memorial Scholarship :: The $1,000 Jesse M. & Jennie S. Duckett Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by The Shorthorn Foundation and awarded to high school seniors or college freshmen based upon the applicants’ involvement in Agriculture, educational background, ACT scores, and high school and/or college GPA. Charles B. “Chuck” Leemon Memorial Scholarship :: The $2,500 Charles B. “Chuck” Leemon Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the family of Chuck Leemon in cooperation with The Shorthorn Foundation and awarded to a college student based upon the applicants’ involvement, future goals and career plans in Agriculture, college GPA, and character references. Jared & Justin Bedwell Memorial Scholarship :: The $1,000 Jared & Justin Bedwell Memorial Scholarship is sponsored by the family of Jared & Justin Bedwell in cooperation with The Shorthorn Foundation and awarded to a high school senior, college freshman or college sophomore based upon the applicants’ involvement, future goals and career plans in Agriculture, college GPA, and character references. John Miller Scholarship :: The $2,500 John Miller Scholarship is awarded to the collegiate upperclassman (including trade schools) who is an active AJSA member with an emphasis to be placed on the recipient having interest in making Shorthorns more viable in the commercial cattle industry.

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= Tartan Plaid Get to know the Lassie Queen Name? Desirae Logsdon Title? 2019-2020 National Shorthorn Lassie Queen State? Ohio School, grade? Senior at Wilmington College What is one thing that you would put on your bucket list? Top 5 in the Bred and Owned Plus Division at Nationals. What is your favorite summer activity? That’s an easy one - Junior Nationals. Are you a morning person or a night person? Definitely a morning person. What is your favorite quote? “There are friends, there’s family, and then there are friends that become family.” – Unknown


What would you do with 15 minutes of fame? Discredit famous opinions on agriculture. Describe yourself in 3 words? Determined,Strong Willed, Role Model What’s your dream job? Be a manager of a major cattle operation. Favorite food? With being in college I would definitely have to say pizza. What is your favorite hobby? I love reading books, so I guess you can say I’m somewhat of a bookworm. My favorite place is? Naturally, it’s Louisville on the green shavings. Favorite movie? I would have to say it’s Sweet Home Alabama. If you could travel anywhere, where would you go? Jackson Hole, Wyoming at Christmas



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time. The most important thing in my life is? My family, friends, God, and my dog Kash. I can’t stand? People coaching from the sidelines. I’m afraid of? The two things that I am absolutely scared to death of are rats and mice. Favorite color? Purple What are you most looking forward to this year? I am most looking forward to meeting new people and promoting the Shorthorn breed. =

Junior National Fundraiser April 7!

Lots available: Covered Tieouts, VIP Parking, Exhibitor Folder Ads and more!


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= Show Results

Dixie National 2020 - Regional Show

Southeast Region – Jackson, Miss. – Judge: Jason Smith, Cullman, Ala. by Emily Velisek • Photos by Richmond Photography

Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull, CF S/F Top Flight 923 ET, exhibited by James Parnell, Stanton, Ala.

Grand Champion Shorthorn Female, SFF Hot Cherri 909 HC ET, exhibited by Miller Smith, Pendleton, Ind. Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull, SharBen Prerogative 1050 ET, exhibited by Sharben Shorthorns, Sharpsburg, Ky. Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Female, CF Montana 969 EV X, exhibited by Claire Trennepohl, Middletown, Ind. Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Bull, SharBen Right Resolve 7431, exhibited by Sharben Shorthorns, Sharpsburg, Ky. Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female, TRN Margie Mo ET, exhibited by Charlie T Sutherland IV, Petal, Miss. Reserve Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Bull, Fireball, exhibited by Carlin Whaley, Waldo, Ark. Picture Not Available


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Reserve Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female, Rolling Hills Chanel, exhibited by Carlin Whaley, Waldo, Ark.

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Winter Warm-Up

December 14-15, 2019, Springfield, Ill. Ring A Judge: Jordan Rauch • Ring B Judge: Jack Oattes

Champion Shorthorn Heifer (Both Rings) - Eric Shafer

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer (Both Rings) - Clayton Poppe

Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer (Both Rings) - Paige Rickels

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer (Both Rings) - Koby Kearns

Champion Shorthorn Steer (Both Rings) - Trevor Frerichs

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer (Both Rings) - Jocelyn Krueger

Champion ShorthornPlus Steer (Both Rings) - Colton Huls

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Steer (Ring A) - Kylie Gillespie

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Steer (Ring B) - Kashen Ellerbrock

University of Illinois Hoof N’ Horn & Lake Land College

2020 May/June Issue With the May/June Shorthorn Country combined, please take note that it will be mailed on 5/15/20.

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2020 Illinois Beef Expo Junior Shorthorn Show February 22, 2020, Springfield, Ill. Market Animal Judge: Ashley Judge, Loveland, Colo. • Breeding Heifer Judge: Barry Wesner, Chalmers, Ind.

Champion Shorthorn Steer - Jocelyn Krueger

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer Trevor Frerichs

Champion ShorthornPlus Steer & 4th Overall Steer - John Lukach

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Steer - Colton Huls

Champion Shorthorn Heifer - Korbin Collins

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer Grace Rincker

Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer Austin Miller

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer - Koby Kearns

Grace Rincker crowned Illinois State Lassie Queen

San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo - Junior Heifer Show Friday, February 7, 2020, San Angelo, Texas • Judge: Dr. Parker Henley Submitted by Mary Bass, Texas State Shorthorn Association Publicity Officer 47 Shorthorn heifers were shown in the Junior Shorthorn Heifer Show at the San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo on Friday, February 7, 2020. Grand Champion Shorthorn Heifer and Senior Champion Heifer honors went to BFS Augusta Pride S exhibited by Brayden DeBorde of Ellis County 4-H. Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Heifer and Champion Heifer Calf, was awarded to SULL 26

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Super Bo 910 exhibited by Logan Brooks of Hill County 4-H. Other Division Winners: Reserve Champion Heifer Calf TMF Demi 8G, exhibited by Carter Meyer, Needville FFA. Champion Junior Heifer - NR Roan Rose 150F ET, exhibited by Ethan Spearman, Rockwall County 4-H. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer - WHR HS Montana L, exhibited by Alexis Burkard, Fannin County 4-H.

Reserve Champion Senior Heifer - TX Milestone Svy Rose, exhibited by Maxton Rabe, Childress County 4-H. Showmanship Winners: Champion Junior Showman - Keeli Peters, Whitney FFA. Champion Senior Showman - Alexis Burkard, Fannin County 4-H. =

2020 ASA Committees Chairs, Vice Chairs, Board Liaisons and Staff Assigned Shorthorn Commercial Acceptance Committee Chair, Troy Smith (316) 253-8205 janesommersmith@embarqmail.com Vice Chair, James Parnell (334) 259-4408 jrparnell@bellsouth.net Board Liaison, Toby Jordan (219) 819-4603 tojo@waukaru.net Board Liaisons, Lee Miller (330) 231-6834 paintvalley81@gmail.com ASA Staff, Matt Woolfolk (731) 694-6469 matt@shorthorn.org Shorthorn Genetic Evaluation Committee Chair, Scott Loving (620) 786 1369 scott@lovingfarms.com Vice Chair, Jeff Winkle (937) 694-1871 cattlejock9@yahoo.com Board Liaison, John Sonderman (402) 641-0936 jmsonderman@frontiernet.net ASA Staff, Matt Woolfolk (731) 694-6469 matt@shorthorn.org ShorthornPlus/Composite Committee Chair, Ed Kruse (719) 252-1084 Vice Chair, Shawn Vachal (701) 840-1143 Board Liaison, Jarrell Crow (580) 585-2522 ASA Staff, Matt Woolfolk (731) 694-6469 ASA Staff, Montie Soules (918) 645-4322

kruseranch@gmail.com shawnvachal@yahoo.com jerrellcrow@crowcreekfarms.com matt@shorthorn.org montie@shorthorn.org

Shorthorn Promotion Committee Chair, Aaron Hahn (309) 645-4488 Vice Chair, Beth Carter (208) 961-7012 Board Liaison, John Russell (832) 588-8604 ASA Staff, Shelby Diehm (214) 676-9225

aaronhahn83@gmail.com bethyk1@yahoo.com tadmore@gmail.com shelby@shorthorn.org

Shorthorn 150th Anniversary Celebration Committee Chair, Tom Turner (614) 499-5248 tom@turnershorthorns.com Vice Chair, Joe Bales (615) 330-2342 no3putts1@comcast.net ASA Staff, Emily Velisek (816) 800-2782 emilyv@shorthorn.org ASA Staff, Montie Soules (918) 645-4322 montie@shorthorn.org *NEW * Shorthorn Resource Development Committee Chair, Julie French (989) 965-6363 juliefrench@ispmgt.com President, Nancy Grathwohl-Heter (785)587-7947 ngrathwohl@me.com Vice president, Hugh Mooney (209) 712-6692 hmooney@cde.ca.gov Joe Bales (615) 330-2342 no3putts1@comcast.net Dave Greenhorn (937) 470-6552 davegreenhorn69@gmail.com Jennifer Smith (765) 617-1657 jnfarms@aol.com Katie Cull (402) 380-0404 katie.cull@okstate.edu Josh Berg (641) 832-7772 jaberg03@gmail.com ASA Staff, Shelby Diehm (214) 676-9225 shelby@shorthorn.org ASA Staff, Montie Soules (918) 645-4322 montie@shorthorn.org

Shorthorn Junior Advisor’s Committee Junior Advisors: Representing ASA Board Liaisons Nancy Grathwohl-Heter (785)587-7947 ngrathwohl@me.com John Russell (832) 588-8604 tadmore@gmail.com Appointed by AJSA Board Jim & Bev Freed (405) 370-1482 doublejf@msn.com Katrina Evans rowdyfeeds@gmail.com ASA Staff, Shelby Diehm (214) 676-9225 shelby@shorthorn.org Nominating Committee for 2020 Board Candidates Chair, Robert Alden (816) 632-8509 ralden1@yahoo.com Rick Leone (719) 468-1981 peakviewranch@hotmail.com Bill Rasor (214) 850-4690 bill.rasor@gmail.com John Sullivan (712) 263-0263 john@sullivansupply.com Jeff Winkle (937) 694-1871 cattlejock9@yahoo.com * If you are interested in becoming a committee member contact Emily at emilyv@shorthorn.org. Committees take volunteers as members except for the Show Committee and Shorthorn Junior Advisors Committee. The Nomination Committee members are appointed by the Executive Committee.

ASA Board of Director Committees ASA Executive Committee President, Nancy Grathwohl-Heter (785)587-7947 Vice President, Hugh Mooney (209) 712-6692 Executive Director, David Greenhorn (937) 470-6552 Executive/CEO, Montie D. Soules (918) 645 4322

ngrathwohl@me.com hmooney@cde.ca.gov davegreenhorn69@gmail.com montie@shorthorn.org

ASA Board Finance Committee Chair, Joe Bales (937) 470-6552 President, Nancy Grathwohl-Heter (785)587-7947 Vice president, Hugh Mooney (209) 712-6692 Lee Miller (330) 231-6834

no3putts1@comcast.net ngrathwohl@me.com hmooney@cde.ca.gov paintvalley81@gmail.com

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Cagwin Farms

Home of Studer’s Crunch Time 22C

Visitors Welcome . . . Stop by any time!

-Top 5% in the breed for WW, YW, TM, CW, and $F


Quality cattle for sale at all times. Located just a few miles south of Route 36/I-72.

Farm located five miles east of Virginia on Route 125, 2. then one mile south of the elevator at Philadelphia, Illinois.

Route 2, Box 55 Beecher City, IL 62414 home: 618-487-5559 Trey: 618-367-0764 Steve: 618-267-3229

Visitors always welcome! Cattle usually for sale.




Hugh: 618-729-4448 • Tom: 618-498-5848 Ron: 618-729-3258


Steck’s Shorthorns

Stop by any time - four miles east of I-74 on Route 34.

SULL Roan Goose

Bulls, Females, Club Calves For Sale at all times. Full Irish calves available. 40 miles north of St. Louis.

Cattle always For Sale at the Farm.

Luke, Amanda, Madeline, Gavin, Callie, Alexa & Josie Turner 9.

2519 Cty Rd 200E • Mahomet, IL 61853 217-202-2484 mainstreetfenching@yahoo.com


Quality seedstock for sale at the farm Dale & Ryan Wernicke 12611 Fisher Rd • Lena, IL 61048-9754 Dale: 815-369-2857 Ryan: 815-739-7754 ryanwernicke@yahoo.com Watch For Our Annual October Online Sale

Chesnut Shorthorns Visitors Welcome

Bulls, heifers and steers for sale at all times.

Gary Chesnut Family 16145 N 100 East Road • Fithian, IL 61844 217-260-6144 11.




Dennis and Terri Jordan

545 E. 900 N. Road • Sibley, IL 61773 217-784-4854 • cell: 217-202-2865  email: jordan@prairieinet.net

Amanda, Layne, Ty and Ely Harden, 217-417-8335 Jason, Tasha and Isabella Bunting, 815-252-5520 Ashleigh, David, Dakota and Dalton Hall, 217-979-7531 13.


31056 Old Fidelity Road • Jerseyville, IL 62052

Scott Horton, Owner


cell: 309-678-4230 • cattle@leveldale.com or Scott Wall, Herdsman: cell: 309-212-5450 swall_otg@yahoo.com Farm: 10442 N Co Rd 2980 E • Mason City, IL 62664 Check our website for our current list of herd sires.

Hugh W. Moore, Jr. & Sons

Horton farms Shorthorns

Darrel: 309-375-6568 Dave: 309-342-0813 cell: 309-299-0335 2413 US Hwy 34 Wataga, IL 61488

contact: L.E. Mathers III

Trey & Hailey Wright Steve & Marsha Wright

629 Co. Rd. 350 North Albion, IL 62806 home: 618-375-7047 Wayne: 618-384-8250 Doug: 618-384-1932



1963 Kelley Road • Caledonia, IL 61011 815-885-3679 cell: 815-494-5588 Come visit us any time. Heifers, bulls and steers for sale.

Wright Cattle Co. Leveldale Farms

Wayne Hinderliter Family

Horton cell: 630-965-1710 Wernicke cell: 815-739-7754 4N010 Town Hall Rd. • St. Charles, IL 60175 Office: 630-365-1444

Dale Muck

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= News & Notes Farewells November 1, 1927 — December 26, 2019. Dwight Lowell Fleury, 92, a WWII veteran and a longtime resident of Sweet Home and Lebanon, passed away December 26 in Corvallis at Good Samaritan Hospital due to complications of a fall he suffered. He was born in Ponca, Nebraska, to Lewis Ray and Jessie (Cogdill) Fleury. Dwight served proudly in the United States Navy during WWII as a cook on the ships Helena CA75 and the Missouri. One of the highlights of his life was getting to share the 2017 SW Oregon Honor Flight with his oldest son, Richard. He was employed as a butcher and beef rancher, and was a prominent busi-

ness owner of Hilltop Market and the Chateau Restaurant for many years in Sweet Home. Dwight had a love of shorthorn cattle. He was constantly striving to improve the breed on his ranch of several years in Lebanon. Dwight and his wife Dell showed cattle in both the Linn County Fair and Oregon State Fair for many years. He served as a mentor to many kids as a beef leader. He was an honorary member of the Jr. Shorthorn Association. He served on the Linn County Fair board in the development of the fair grounds. He and his wife Dell had a feature article in the Cascade Cattleman magazine as one of the oldest shorthorn breeders in the state of Oregon titled ”Raising the Cowman’s Kind.” Family and friends will always have fond memories of the 4th of July BBQs on the ranch along with a fishing derby at the pond. He loved preparing food for family

and friends. He will always be remembered for his famous home ground sausages, biscuits and gravy, and his chicken and noodles. Dwight was an avid sports fan of the Portland Trailblazers, Seattle Seahawks and Seattle Mariners. He leaves his family and friends with tremendous amount of good memories and he will be missed. Dwight was loved by many. He is survived by his wife Zoedell “Dell” Fleury; children: Richard Fleury, Steven Fleury, Mary Fernandez, Susan Gingrich, Sherry Fleury, Cheryl Millikin and Lyle Brown; 12 grandchildren; and many great-grandchildren. Preceded in death by wife, Madonna Jean Fleury (1968); siblings: Robert, Ray, Russell, Carol, Cleo, and infant sibling; and stepson, Craig Brown. =

PEORIA - Mr. George I. Inness, 85, of Galesburg, died at 10:35 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria. He was born Aug. 16, 1934, in Galesburg to Henry V. and Grace (Metcalf ) Inness. He married Marcy Charlet, March 6, 1960. She survives. Also surviving are three sons, Michael (and Lisa) Inness, James (and Eileen) Inness, and John (and Kim) Inness all of Galesburg, two brothers, Robert (and Monica) Inness, and Richard (and Pam) both of Galesburg, two sisters, Joanne Muck of Rockford, and Jane Youngquist of Galesburg, seven grandchildren, Crystal (and Ian) Johnson, Patrick Inness,

Michael V. Inness, Forrest Inness, Jacob Inness, Noah Inness, and Grace Inness and two great grandchildren, Beck and Hendrik Johnson. He is preceded in death by his parents. George graduated from Galesburg High School in 1952. He attended Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa, where he was a member of Tau Kappa Epsilon fraternity. He and the members of the TKE’s got together every year for 60 years. He was a farmer his entire life and owned and operated Inness Farm Supply. He retired in 2005. He was a member of First Baptist Church in Galesburg where he was a board member and a bus driver for 40 years. He was a member of 4-H, F.F.A. and was involved with Shorthorn Cattle exhibits throughout the United States. He served on the American Shorthorn Association Board as director and two years as president. In 1972,

he was recognized as the Builder of the Breed for the ASA. He, his parents, and brothers hosted the Farm Progress Show in 1972. He was a member of Galesburg Rotary, and was involved with Galesburg Regional Economic Development Association. He was a volunteer for C.A.S.A. He enjoyed fishing in his pond and caught a 7 ½ pound large mouth bass with his grandson, Michael. In George’s words, “I’ve had a fun life because of the good Lord and my wonderful wife. I am lucky she asked me to marry her.” “I am mostly proud of my sons and daughters in law.” Family was important to George especially his grandchildren and the closeness he shared with his brothers and sisters. He was highly respected by his nieces and nephews. =

Marilyn Jean (Bedenko) Temple, 80, of LaSalle, passed away Monday, March 9, 2020 at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in Peru. Mrs. Temple was born November 6, 1939 in LaSalle to Anton and Anna (Moran) Bedenko. She was a graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School. She married Wayne I. Temple on May 16, 1959. Mrs. Temple worked at the NewsTribune and was a homemaker. She was

a member of the Slovenian Union of America Branch 24, the Home Bureau and belonged to a knitting club. She enjoyed reading. She loved showing cattle at various local fairs, especially at the Sandwich Fair, with her longtime friend, Sandy Frost. She especially loved spending time with all her Dimmick friends and going to her grandkids’ sporting events. Survivors include her husband, Wayne; her son, Wayne (Mary Kaye) Temple of LaSalle; two grandchildren, Jessica and Jake Temple; one brotherin-law, Jerry Mueller of LaSalle and her nieces, Wendy (Scott) Lauer and their

son, Nick of LaSalle, Michelle (Mike) Pangrcic and their daughter, Haylee of LaSalle, Charlene (Mark) Edgcomb of Utica, Cindy Hallett of Utica and Laurie Pyne of Washington State. She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, Janice Mueller and Doris Hallett and one brother in infancy, Anthony Bedenko. Pallbearers will be Gene Foster, Rodney Rod, Nick Lauer, Scott Lauer, Mike Pangrcic, Jake Temple and Steven Newcomer. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family for a memorial to be established in her name. =


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2020 Iowa Shorthorn Honored Breeder Award Bert and Millie Moore of Indianola, IA are most appreciative to be the honored breeder at the 2020 Iowa Royal. This has special meaning because Bert’s parents, Bill and Harriett Moore were honored breeders at the 1988 Iowa Royal and Harriett spent numerous years as secretary of the Iowa Shorthorn Association. Both Bert and Millie have spent their lives heavily involved in the livestock industry. Bert grew up on a diversified Shorthorn farm near Iowa Falls, IA where he was active in 4H and FFA. He proudly admits that “he grew up on Shorthorn milk” because the reds, whites and roans were the only cattle that were ever on that farm. He joined the American Junior Shorthorn Association in 1956, at the time already a third generation Shorthorn breeder, and has maintained membership and owned Shorthorn cattle ever since. He graduated from Iowa

State University with an Animal Science degree and then migrated to North Dakota where he obtained M.S. and PhD. degrees at North Dakota State University. As a faculty member at NDSU he taught a variety of Animal Science courses, advised students, conducted applied research of beef and sheep and coached the livestock judging team for 40 years. He also has judged livestock shows in 29 states and 4 Canadian provinces. After leaving NDSU he spent 4½ years as Executive Secretary of the American Shorthorn Association. He has a daughter and grandson (who owns some Shorthorns) who live in Shoreview, MN near the Twin Cities. Millie grew up in Indiana and concentrated most of her attention to the sheep industry. After an active junior career of showing Shropshire sheep, Holsteins and Polled Shorthorns she spent 39 years as Executive Secretary of the Montadale Sheep Breeders Association. During her tenure Montadales reached their zenith in popularity. (Her grandfather and Bert’s father purchased Polled Shorthorn herd bulls from the same Indiana firm, Lynnwood Farm). Currently she is a

partner in Heartland Livestock Services, LLC. who manages the Midwest Stud Ram Sale, the largest purebred sheep sale in the country. Millie and Bert got acquainted while working on a joint sheep project and actually met in the sheep barn on the grounds of the Missouri State Fair. After moving to Indianola and purchasing a small farm, all the Shorthorns were gathered from where they had been “farmed out” previously. A portion of the herd have a designation of Heritage/ Native Shorthorns and Bert has contributed to this organization’s website (www. heritageshorthorn.org). Bert is also in the process of co-authoring a Shorthorn history book commemorating the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the American Shorthorn Association. They both actively promote the fact that Shorthorns have a viable place in the commercial industry. This, however, can only be accomplished by using all the selection tools available. Because of this they collect considerable data and make selections using as much science-based technology as possible. =

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= Sale Reports Iowa Royal Shorthorn Sale Sale Summary

4 Purebred Bulls ...............$ 15,050....................$ 3,763 1 ShorthornPlus Bull.......$ 1,700......................$ 1,700 2 Bred Heifers ..................$ 5,900......................$ 2,975 15 Purebred Heifers.........$ 28,450...................$ 1,897 9 ShorthornPlus Heifers..$ 14,850....................$ 1,650 31 Live Lots....................$ 66,000..................$ 2,190 4 Semen Packages.............$ 785.........................$ 196 Sale Gross $66,785

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 Iowa Beef Expo, Des Moines, Iowa Auctioneer: Bruce Brooks Sale Manager: Cagwin Cattle Services, LLC by: Darryl Rahn

A good crowd gathered in the sale arena to select from this high quality offering of Shorthorn cattle. There were excellent cattle in all categories. The bidding was active throughout this snappy sale with happy buyers from many states. $5,000 - Lot 1 - Bull - Studer’s Gangster 11G. A red, polled January 20, 2019 son of Studer’s Taylor Made 7Y and out of Muridale Miga 21A. This was a crowd favorite in the bull lineup.

He had the dimension and style that all like to see. His correctness and thickness made him one to try to own. Offered by Studer Shorthorns and purchased by Dale and Susan Springman of Wilmont, Minnesota. $5,000 - Lot 5 - Bull - DRM Bourbon 908. A roan, polled March 30, 2019 son of Schmidt’s Soul Train and out of DRM Sweet Deception 502. This was another popular bull in this sale. He has the thickness to go with a smooth structure and overall look. Out of a top daughter of Deception. This one will be a breeding bull. Offered by Mitchell Family Shorthorns and purchased by Chandra Sunderman of College Springs, Iowa. $3,600 - Lot 8 - Bred Heifer - Gilman’s Party Doll 98F. A red, polled March 29, 2019 daughter of Gilman’s Prairie Fire 580 and out of Gilman’s Party Doll 501G. Selling bred to Gilman’s Revive 28E for a March 2020 calf. This was a stout made young female that was close to having a calf soon after the sale. She is

from a top cow family at Gilman’s and will make a great mother cow. Offered by Gilman Shorthorns and purchased by Brandon Eads of Trenton, Missouri. $3,200 - Lot 14 - Open Heifer - DSF Velvet 68G. A roan, polled March 15, 2019 daughter of CSF Evolution HC and out of DSF Velvet 40X. This was the pick of many in a strong group of open show heifer prospects. The Evolution progeny continue to impress. Offered by Studer Shorthorns and purchased by Tonna Damewood of Corning, Iowa. $2,000 - Lot 21 - Open Heifer - RSF Waymar Naomi 527. A rwm, polled May 27, 2019 daughter of KOLT RGLC Simplify 230X ET and out of J&J RSF Dazzling Naomi ET. This one was at the top of the younger group of show heifer prospects. She has the style and overall show look to make her a contender and then become a great matron. Offered by Waymar Show Cattle and Rod Shorthorn Farm and purchased by Richard Keally of Waterloo, Illinois. =

Kentucky National Shorthorn Sale Sale Summary

1 Bull ................................$ 2,400......................$ 2,400 2 Bred Heifers ..................$ 5,700......................$ 2,850 23 Purebred Heifers.........$ 33,725...................$ 1,466 8 ShorthornPlus Heifers..$ 13,425....................$ 1,678 1 Plus Bred Heifer............$ 1,600......................$ 1,600 Sale Gross $56,850

Saturday, March 7, 2020 Kentucky Beef Expo, Louisville, Kentucky Auctioneer: Jeff Stansberry Sale Managers: Cagwin Cattle Services, LLC and Brent Elam by: Darryl Rahn

A nice crowd gathered for the 2020 Kentucky National Shorthorn Show and Sale in Louisville. There were top quality cattle in all categories in this sale. Buyers could choose from top individuals in all age groups. The consignors are to be commended for the presentation of a quality event. $3,700 - Lot 35 - Shorthorn Plus Open Heifer - J-F Mona Lisa 1903. A blue roan, polled January 6, 2019 daughter of Free K-Kim Hot Commodity and out of J-F Mona Lisa 1682. This was the Grand Champion Shorthorn Plus 32

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Female in the pre-sale show and truly a crowd favorite. When she hit the ring, there was bidding in the seats, on the phone and on the internet. When it was done, the internet won. Offered by Jester Farms and purchased by Kevin Tomera of Spring Creek, Nevada. $3,200 - Lot 27 - Bred Heifer - RFSS Afternoon Delite 124F. A roan, polled September 30, 2018 daughter of RFSS Rambo and out of RFSS Afternoon Delite selling bred to Hot Commodity for an October 2020 calf. This was another of the favorites of many. A beautifully made young female with her whole life ahead of her. Her pedigree insures that she will be a great addition. Offered by Sugarbird Shorthorns and purchased by Steve Mobley of Manchester, Kentucky. $3,100 - Lot 11 - Open Heifer - OSF Oler Lady Crystal. A roan, polled May 28, 2019 daughter of CF Trustee X and out of SULL Lady Crystal 6359D E ET. Fancy. Fancy. That truly describes this youngster. Beautiful to look at and stylish in every way. She will make a top show heifer this show season. Offered by Oler Farms and purchased by Samantha

Mies of Loami, Illinois. $3,000 - Lot 19 - Open Heifer - WRI Sable 019 ET. A roan, polled April 5, 2019 daughter of Free K-Kim Hot Commodity and out of WRI Sable 012 2W14 ET. This was the powerhouse heifer in this sale. Her overall dimension and muscle structure made her a must look. She has the bone and hair to make her a top show prospect. Offered by Wright Cattle Company and purchased by Greenfield Farms of Richmond, Kentucky. $3,000 - Lot 37 - Open Heifer - J-F Mona Modoc 1915P. A roan, polled April 15, 2019 daughter of CF Pioneer X and out of CF V8 Mona Modoc 4135 S ET. This was another very popular young female that excels in her design and overall makeup. She is long sided with the extension up front that everyone likes to see. Offered by Jester Farms and purchased by Willow Oaks Farms of Scottsville, Kentucky. =

Loving Farms 10th Annual Predicable Genetics, Proven Performance Sale Sale Summary

24 Fall Bulls ......................$ 111,500.................$ 4,646 24 Spring Bulls ................$ 78,000....................$ 3,250 48 Bulls ..........................$ 189,500................$ 3,948 24 Open Comm. Heifers.....$ 42,900...................$ 1,788 Sale Gross $232,400

Saturday, March 7, 2020 Loving Farms, Pawnee Rock, Kansas Auctioneer: Kyle Elwood Sale Manager: Loving Farms by: Darryl Rahn

A big crowd came to Loving Farms for this breed leading event again this year. The Loving firm has continually worked hard over the past decades to cultivate their client base with the production of the highest quality Shorthorn Bulls and Females. They focus on the production of an animal that has top performance numbers to go with top quality that will be readily acceptable to their buyers. Again this year, the Commercial acceptance for their product was extremely strong. The Open Commercial Heifer portion of the sale was impressive. There were several groups of these heifers purchased at bred heifer prices and were purchased to go back into a Commercial operation. Awesome. Congratulations to Marty and Scott and all involved with the production of a great event. $8,750 - Lot 6 - Fall Bull - Ash Valley

Optimus 8735. A red, polled October 2018 son of Waukaru Optimus 4095 and out of Ash Valley Maiden 2802. This top bull has all the impressive data that any breeder would want. A trait leader in 10 EPD categories to go with leading performance numbers in the herd. He has a Performance Dam on both the sire and dam side of his pedigree. When you combine the feed efficiency numbers with the leading growth EPDs and the carcass numbers you have an industry dream package. Purchased by Crooked Post Shorthorns of Rocky Mountain House, Alberta, Canada. $6,000 - Lot 22 - Fall Bull - Ash Valley Cinch 8702 - A red, polled September 2018 son of PIE Cinch 4126 and out of Ash Valley Grace 5738. Another leading bull in several categories across the board. He has a Pacemaker Sire in his pedigree. Great calving ease to go with impressive growth numbers make this one a high output machine. Purchased by Marvin Whipple, a Commercial producer from Kansas. $5,750 - Lot 2 - Fall Bull - Ash Valley Answer 8751 - A red, polled October 2018 son of Ash Valley Answer 5720 and out of Ash Valley Lady 4722. Proven performance is built into this top young sire. He has a Pacemaker sire, a Pacesetter dam and a Performance dam in his

pedigree. This one has it all built into his genetics to be a top sire. He ranks in the top 20% of the breed in several categories. He is also a top feed to gain conversion bull in this sale. Purchased by Dean Moorman, a Commercial producer from South Dakota. $5,750 - Lot 5 - Fall Bull - Ash Valley Count 8745. A red, polled October 2018 son of Ash Valley Count 5792 ET and out of Ash Valley Okie 5791. Another high number bull with a Pacemaker sire and a Performance dam in his pedigree. He is out of a dam that indexed 132 for marbling. The dam’s side of this pedigree has long been one of the top producing cow families in this herd. Purchased by Arrow K Farms, a Commercial operation in Nebraska. $3,200 - Lot 73 - Open Heifer - Ash Valley Xcellency 9033. A roan, polled February 11, 2019 daughter of Kaper 4508 and out of Ash Valley Xcellency 7339. This was the top seller in the outstanding group of Commercial open heifers to sell in this sale. As stated before, these heifers were purchased by commercial breeders to go back into commercial breeding programs. This was a strong offering of top young females that will make exceptional brood cows. Purchased by Wayne Grable, a Commercial producer from Kansas. =

Tennessee Agribition Shorthorn Sale Sale Summary

17 Open Heifers ..............$ 33,275....................$ 1,957 8 ShorthornPlus Heifers..$ 5,200......................$ 1,733 1 Bred Cow.......................$ 1,350......................$ 1,350 1 Bull.................................$ 1,800......................$ 1,800 22 Lots............................$ 41,625..................$ 1,892

Saturday, March 14, 2020 Tennessee Agribition, Lebanon, Tennessee Auctioneer: William McIntosh Sale Managers: Tennessee Shorthorn Assoc. by: Darryl Rahn

A nice crowd gathered for the 2020 Agribition Shorthorn Show and Sale. This year, the top end of the cattle offered were of the highest quality and the prices paid were strong. There were individuals in all categories that will make great additions to their new herds. $5,000 - Lot 1 - Open Heifer - LSF Desert Rose 916. A r/w, polled October 4, 2019 daughter of LSF MD Easy Livin’ and out of JA Desert Rose SM 51J2. This was an outstanding young show prospect that has all the style and balance that anyone would want in a young show

heifer. She will certainly compete in her new home. Offered by Leemon Stock Farm and purchased by Jason Conrad of Plant City, Florida. $3,500 - Lot 19 - Open Heifer - AJ Rosemary 324. A r/w, polled March 24, 2019 daughter of Studer’s Dusk 135D and out of SULL Rose Mary 5055 ET. This fancy March heifer was the Champion Female in the pre-sale show. She has a great pattern to go with a super strong pedigree. Her dam comes from one of the top female lines in the breed. Offered by AJ Cattle Co. and purchased by Jessica Thomas of Pikeville, Tennessee. $3,500 - Lot 15 - Open Heifer - WL Augusta Pride 212. A roan, polled May 4, 2019 daughter of WL Chaparral and out of WL Augusta Pride 113 ET. This was the Reserve Champion Female in the show and one of the favorites of many at the sale. She has a beautiful show look to go with her outstanding pedigree. Primo and Sonny make this one to watch. Offered by Windy Lane Shorthorns and purchased by Jessica Thompson of

Pikeville, Tennessee. $3,200 - Lot 7 - Open Heifer - WL Orange Girl 214 ET. A roan, polled September 16, 2019 daughter of CF Primo X ET and out of DF Orange Girl 677 ET. This was one of the favorite Fall show prospects in this sale. Super fancy with the correctness of structure that all like to see. Offered by Windy Lane Shorthorns and purchased by Isaac Heck of Speedwell, Tennessee. $2,800 - Lot 26 - Open Heifer - LSF MD Maggie 901. A red, polled January 12, 2019 daughter of LSF Robjoy Rock Solid and out of WHR Maggie D 9N28 ET. This was the oldest open heifer in the sale and to many she could have been the best. Super complete and smooth in her design to go along with the bone and structure that not only make her a show prospect, but a great cow prospect. Offered by Leemon Stock Farm and purchased by Breanna Mills of Parsons, Tennessee. =

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= Sales Calendar April 2 - 17th Annual “Who’s Your Daddy” Bull Sale, Saskatoon, Sask., Canada. April 4 - Paint Valley and Byland Shorthorns “The Bull Sale”, Millersburg, Ohio. April 5 - The Springtime Revival, CCi LiveOnline™ Auction, 2 pm CST April 6/7 - Sugarbird Shorthorns at Respite Farms, “Roan for the Roses” Online Sale, Paris, Ky., dponlinesales.com. April 7 - AJSA Shorthorns and Spurs Junior National Fundraiser, amsonlinesales. com. April 18 - Lazy Bar F and Double G Shorthorns, “Red Dirt Treasures” Shorthorn Production Sale, Seminole, Okla. May 23 - Oklahoma Sooner Shorthorn Sale, Duncan, Okla. 2020 Fall Sale Dates Sept. 5 - Cates Farms “Star Search” Production Sale, Modoc, Ind. Sept. 12 - Shadybrook Farms “Decades of Excellence” Production Sale, West Brome, Quebec, Canada. Sept. 20 - Ripberger/Norman “Eyes On The Midwest” Production Sale, Newman, Ill. Sept. 21 - Tadmore Farms, Show Heifer, Bred Heifer and Genetic Online Sale, Caldwell, Texas, amsonlinesales.com. Sept. 26 - The Great Shorthorn Revival, Beaverton, Mich. Sept. 27 - Warner Ranch “Fall Harvest” Production Sale, Columbus, Neb.


Oct. 3 - Greenhorn Cattle Co., “Where Great Females Make A Difference”, Waynesville, Ohio. Oct. 4 - Du-Lynn Farms, “Share The Vision”, Berlin, Ohio. Oct. 10 - Schrag 605, “Family Event” Production Sale, Marion, SD Oct. 10 - Studer Family Shorthorns, “Family Legacies” Production Sale, Creston, Iowa Oct. 11 - Sullivan Farms, “Maternal Legends” Production Sale, Dunlap, Iowa. Oct. 17 - “Heart of the Prairie” Production Sale, Rush Springs, Okla. Oct. 24 - Alden Farms, “100 Year Anniversary” Sale, Hamilton, Mo. Oct. 31 - Leveldale Farms “Investment Sale” with Cagwin Farms, Mason City, Ill. Nov. 6 - “Autumn Classic” Online Sale, Turlock, Calif., amsonlinesales.com. Nov. 7 - Jungels Shorthorn Farm, “Durham Nation”, Production Sale, Kathryn, N.D. Nov. 15 - Greenhorn Cattle Company, “Where Future Generations Are Created”, Louisville, Ky. Nov. 23 - Bar N Shorthorns, “Holiday Classic” Online Bred Heifer Sale, Bellview, Minn., amsonlinesales.com. Dec. 8 - Galbreath Farms Online Bred Heifer Sale, Enderlin, N.D., amsonlinesales. com. Dec. 12 - Paint Valley Shorthorns and Byland Polled Shorthorns “Maternal Event” Production Sale, Millersburg, Ohio =

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= Ad Index 3 Buck Cattle Co............................. 9 AAA Shorthorns............................. 34 Aegerter Marketing Services, Inc.... 41 American Shorthorn Association.... 39 Bayer Animal Health...................... 21 Bennett Land & Cattle................... 34 Berg Shorthorns............................. 34 Bigelow Farms................................ 34 Bowman Superior Genetics............ 34 Brooks, Bruce................................. 38 Bye Well Shorthorns....................... 34 Byland Polled Shorthorns............... 34 Cagwin Cattle Services, LLC.......... 38 Cairns Shorthorns.......................... 34 Cates Farms.................................... 34 Cattle Visions................................. 40 Cattle Visions................................. 38 Circle K Cattle Company............. IFC Cornerstone Farms......................... 34 Crawfdown Farms.......................... 34 Dedmon Shorthorns...................... 34 DJS Shorthorns.............................. 34 Double C Shorthorns..................... 34 Dragstrem Farms.............................. 7 Dreamy 280 Cattle Company........ 34 DTR Cattle Co.............................. 34 Duis Farms..................................... 34 Fickbohm Farms............................ 34 Fieser Family Shorthorns................ 35


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Fugate Shorthorns.......................... 35 Gilman Shorthorns...................... IFC Greenhorn Cattle Company, LLC.. 35 Greenwood Farms, LLC...............IBC Harlan Cattle Co............................ 13 Haumont Shorthorns..................... 35 Homeplace Farms........................... 35 Hub Ranch Shorthorns.................. 35 Humble Stock Farm....................... 35 Illinois Breeders Unitd For Impact... 28-29 Inness Shorthorns........................... 35 Iroquoian Shorthorns..................... 35 James F. Bessler, Inc........................ 38 Jester Farms.................................... 35 Kevin Wendt.................................. 38 Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm............ 35 Keystone Shorthorns...................... 35 KSS Keystone Shorthorns............... 35 KW Cattle Co................................ 35 Laban’s Roanoke Farm.................... 35 Leveldale Farms........................ 17 ,35 Little Cedar Cattle Co.................... 35 Little Cedar Mgmt........................... 5 McKee Family Shorthorns.............. 35 Meyer Family Shorthorns............... 36 Meyer Farms.................................. 36 Nile Valley Farm/Hendrickson Trust.. 36 Norman Farms............................... 36 Oler Farm...................................... 36

Paint Valley Farms......................... BC Phildon Farms................................ 36 Red Dirt Treasures..................... 10-11 Richardson Farms Shorthorns........ 36 Robjoy Shorthorns......................... 36 Rockin’ G Land & Cattle............... 36 Rocky Branch Shorthorns.............. 36 Schrag 605..................................... 36 Sears Marketing Services, LLC....... 38 SharBen Shorthorns....................... 36 Singing H Shorthorns.................... 36 Smith Family Farms....................... 36 Smoky Mountain Farm.................. 36 Stangl Shorthorns........................... 36 Stone Springs Shorthorns............... 36 Sullivan Farms................................ 36 Sullivan Supply.............................. 38 Sutherland Shorthorns................... 37 Tadmore Farms................................ 3 Top Notch Stock Farm................... 37 Trans Ova Genetics........................ 23 Turner Family Shorthorns.............. 37 Tynywtra’s...................................... 37 Utterback Show Cattle................... 37 Warner Ranch................................ 37 Waukaru Shorthorns...................... 37 Wilson Livestock Agency................ 38