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The Voice of the Shorthorn Breed.


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Shorthorn Country february 2019 issue 2 • volume 46

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= Features 2018 - Fiscal ASA Annual Report................................................... 16 ASA Board Meeting Minutes........................................................... 20 Sire Test Performance Review.......................................................... 30

advertising rates 1x 11x Full page $ 565 $ 505 2/3 page 420 385 1/2 page-island 335 310 1/2 page 315 290 1/3 page 240 225 1/4 page 195 175 1/6 page 135 120 Business card (1 1/2”) 41 32

* Additional cost for e-mailed pictures, color corrections and photograph scans

color rates

=Sale Reports

4 color $200 1 color $195 * Color only available on ads half of page or larger.

Share The Vision Production Sale................................................... 38

Contract Rates And Discounts:

Contract rates require advertising in all 11 issues per year with a business card ad. Business card price is pre-paid at the beginning of the calendar year or pro-rated if started after the first issue of the year. Contract (11x) rates do not apply for any sale advertising. Contract advertisers must run the business card ad in every issue. Contracts will run by calendar year. No agency commissions are allowed.

Online Sale Packages & Sale Catalogs

Contact us about your upcoming Online Sale or Sale Catalogs for marketing options and pricing.

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Update..................................................................................6 Association Outlook..........................................................8 Beef Business.....................................................................10 News & Notes....................................................................24 Junior Corner....................................................................34 Regional Show Schedule..................................................46 Sales Calendar...................................................................49 Ad Index............................................................................50 The February cover was taken and submitted by Kendra Davis, Sivad Farms, Glenville, Minn.

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7607 NW Prairie View Rd, Platte Woods, MO 64151-1544 816-599-7777 •  FAX: 816-599-7782 • www.shorthorncountry.net Don Cagwin, publisher Tracy Duncan, managing editor/art director = 402-212-2594 tracy@shorthorncountry.org Amy Sampson, graphic designer = 816-437-9210 amy@shorthorncountry.org Amanda Cagwin, accountant = amandacagwin@yahoo.com =Advertising Representatives Cindy Cagwin-Johnston= 217-452-3051 cagwincattle@casscomm.com Darryl Rahn = 217-473-1124 drahn@casscomm.com

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=Advertising Representatives 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 Rogers, director of youth activities, marketing & communications • shelby@shorthorn.org Emily Velisek, director of events, show & membership activities • emilyv@shorthorn.org Rochelle Wilson, director of finances • rochelle@shorthorn.org

ASA Board of Directors Rick Leone, president 719-468-1981 Nancy Grathwohl-Heter, vice president 785-587-7947 Hugh Mooney, executive director 916-319-0488 Tom Turner, 614-499-5248 Robert Alden, 816-632-8509 Joe Bales, 615-330-2342 Dave Greenhorn, 937-470-6552 Toby Jordan, 219-819-4603 John Sonderman, 402-641-0936 Shorthorn Foundation Bill Rasor, president American Junior Shorthorn Association Jake Nikkel, president National Shorthorn Lassies Shay Bakenhus, president

ASA Dates of Note February Feb. 1 NCBA Convention and Trade Show - New Orleans, La. Feb. 3 Fort Worth Stock Show - National Shorthorn Show - 9 am Feb. 4 NEW - American Rancher Shorthorn Show Feb. 19 Funding the Future Online Junior Fundraiser - amsonlinesales.com Feb. 28 Membership becomes delinquent at 11:59pm CT if not paid. TOC breeder status ends if membership is not paid. March March 1 Late fees incur for WHR Assessment starting March 1 ($25)

April April 10 AJSA Junior Board Candidate Application Deadline April 19 ASA Office Closed - Good Friday May May 1 Junior National Cattle Ownership & Entry Deadline May 1 AJSA Scholarship Deadline May 15 Junior National Late Entry Deadline May 27 ASA Office Closed - Memorial Day June June 17-22 National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference, Lebanon, TN

Attention Juniors! • Junior members turning 22 in 2019, your Junior membership is good through Dec. 31, 2019. To receive the adult membership for 2020 at a transitional rate, you must complete the application on the back of the expiring junior member letter mailed out in November 2019 and return it along with payment to the ASA office by March 1, 2020. All memberships converted from junior to adult will become WHR breeders. • 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, 2018 they are eligible to show at the 2019 National Junior Show in Lebanon, TN. If they turned 7 on January 10, 2019, they are not eligible to show at this years Junior National.

NEW-American Rancher Shorthorn Show February 4 at 8:00 p.m. CT • RFD TV February 5 at 12:00 a.m. CT • RFD TV February 10 at 11:00 a.m. CT • RFD TV 6

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WHR Breeders WHR Assessments for 2019 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) 2019 ASSESSMENT FEE SCHEDULE: January 10 - February 28, 2019 $20 March 1 - December 31, 2019 $25 *Calves born in previous year(s) to unassessed dams will incur additional fees as described below

New WHR Non-Assessed Cow Ruling - Effective Jan. 1, 2019

WHR Breeders: as of January 1, 2019, penalties will be added to WHR breeder registrations for calves born to dams not assessed in the year the calf was born. To avoid penalties, assessment of all dams in the herd must be completed by December 31 of that year. Registration fees of calves born to unassessed dams from previously closed assessment years: • under 12 months of age - $75 • 12-24 months - $95 • over 24 months - $135 *This applies only to animals registered to a dam which was not assessed in the year the calf was born.

2019 Membership is Due Don’t let your membership lapse! Make sure you pay your annual membership fee by February 28th. If you are a TOC Member and your membership is not paid by February 28, 2019, you will become a WHR Member when you renew your membership.

Help Support the Juniors! Feb. 19 • Funding the Future Online Sale, amsonlinesales.com

Regular Office Hours

Monday - Thursday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Central Time Zone

2019 International Year Code: G


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= Association Outlook “Are We Ready” Use February for Planning Calving Season Preparations Record CE & BW on All Calves Marketing Plans Mating Decisions Select Sale Animals & Mate Accordingly Schedule Weaning Date & Weight Time Register All Calves & Record All Weights Schedule Pregnancy Check Date WHR Assessments after Pregnancy Check Schedule Yearling Weight Date At Yearling Time Take Ultrasound Carcass Data Submit DNA for Gnomically Enhanced EPDs

Shorthorn Impact Breed Initiatives Develop Better Shorthorn Cattle (see the difference in 5 years) Shorthorn Breeders Producing Better Animals Use Extensive Culling Practices Create Sire Test Program (fully operational program in 2 years) Identify Cooperator Commercial Test Herds Shorthorn Breeders Contribute Semen for Sire Testing Membership Recognition (started December 2016) Develop New Programs to Recognize Members Years of Membership, Shows, Performance and Special Achievements

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Montie D. asa executive Soules secretary/CEO

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re We Ready? Using these three words in your planning can be the difference between success and failure. Preparation is an essential part of anything we do or plan to do. This groundwork helps determine the outcome, regardless of the task or activity. Make time to determine your goals, do some research and understand the best options; then create a plan to reach your goals. Write down the steps needed and make a time line to keep everyone on schedule. This exercise “Make time to determine your goals, some research and understand is essential when planning your crop do the best options” rotations and planting choices of crop, seed, fertilizer, equipment and marketing; it is all part of the equation. Cattle operations have the same planning needs. Start with calving this year and recording the calving ease and birthweight on every calf; including those that die or are born dead. This information should be entered into the registry so a true performance picture is used when calculating EPDs. Selecting sires for mating your cows is very important to pre-plan, especially matching up the phenotype and performance records that will produce the desired product for your marketing plan. Plan the time you will wean your calves, based on age and whether you are planning to sell them. Registering each calf born (no extra expense for WHR breeders) results in complete records for every cow in your herd. If you choose not to register every calf, still record every calf and check the “unregister” box; this collects all the information for each cow’s yearly activity and makes the EPD profile of your animals and all animals in the breed more accurate. At some point in your plans create a marketing plan for your calves and/or cows. Even before you breed them, think about which ones may be sold and or culled. By evaluating this early in the year, you have options to breed them for a possible sale or to provide a replacement. Planning when to pregnancy check the cow herd and when vaccinations are required saves the number of times you work the herd. WHR Assessments start November 1 and are more accurate after pregnancy checking the herd. Plan a time to take yearling weights and possibly ultrasound replacements for additional carcass data. To complete the total picture, consider doing a DNA profile that shows the advantage of gnomically enhanced EPDs. This is a lot of planning and scheduling, but your “This is a lot of planning and cattle operation has a much better scheduling, but your cattle operation opportunity for success by Being has a much better opportunity for Ready. success by Being Ready.” I understand the opinion that this activity is not necessary, because you know when these things need to be done and you have been doing it for years. Yes, I agree to a point. However, the added detail provokes an in-depth thought process that will make your operation much more efficient. Much like preparing a budget, this allows you to prepare for the tasks you face. Simple things like having the vaccinations on hand, hiring labor needed when you want to work the animals or scheduling the vet becomes planned and not stressful. Please remember it is just as important to have a marketing plan as a production plan. Building a relationship with possible customers is essential to get the most for your product, regardless if you are selling in the purebred market or selling feeder calves. Reverse “Please remember it is just as the roles and think about those who important to have a marketing provide products to you; a working plan as a production plan.” business relationship is a two-way street. The Shorthorn breed has had continuous growth for a number of years. There are numerous new members looking for good top end genetics. It is up to breeders and members to supply a product that is desired in the market place. ARE YOU READY TO SUPPLY THE NEEDS OF THE INDUSTRY? =


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A fancy April show heifer prospect by JSF Standard 80C.

An outstanding April 2018 ShorthornPlus heifer by CF Pioneer X.

An April Final Solution X Lovely Lady.

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= Beef Business

An In-Depth Look at Selection Indices: Part 2 I kicked off 2019 by beginning this series on the selection index lineup we have available to Shorthorn breeders and their customers. In the January issue, a basic overview of selection index technology was provided in Part 1. With the concepts of how selection indices are constructed laid out, it’s time to go deeper into the specific indices that are available in the Shorthorn genetic evaluation. In this installment, I’m going to provide you some more information on two of our selection indices; $Calving Ease and $Feedlot. $Calving Ease ($CEZ) The $Calving Ease index in our genetic evaluation is the simplest in terms of the number of traits included. This index is designed to identify the bulls that are best suited for use in breeding heifers. Bulls with a high $CEZ value are the bulls that are expected to sire offspring that calve unassisted and then grow out to a moderate mature weight. To meet that goal, the EPDs included in $CEZ are Calving Ease Direct (CED) and Yearling Weight (YW). CED is weighted heavily in this index, while YW is taken into consideration as an indicator trait for mature weight, which we do not have an EPD for currently. Higher growth cattle (the ones with really high YW EPDs) will see their $CEZ impacted more heavily than moderate YW EPD cattle, as the index is designed to select for cattle that will reach a moderate

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mature weight. Currently, the average of all nonparent cattle in the Shorthorn database for $CEZ is 28.10. Cattle in the top 25% of the breed have a $CEZ of 36.56 or greater, while cattle in the top 10% will boast a 46.10 or greater $CEZ. $Feedlot ($F) For those of you who retain ownership of feeder cattle, or might have customers that do so, the $Feedlot index is designed with that production scenario in mind. Sires that excel in $F are expected to sire feeder calves that will grow rapidly and produce a carcass that can grade very well on a quality scale. The $Feedlot has a few more pieces to it when compared to $Calving Ease. The EPDs included in $F include CED, Weaning Weight (WW), YW, Fat, Ribeye Area (REA), and Marbling (MB). I’m sure the first thing that catches your attention from this list is the inclusion of CED. CED is incorporated into $F because even though this is a terminal index with growth and end product emphasized, completely ignoring calving ease could lead to dystocia problems, even in a terminally-focused operation. Therefore, CED is included in $F, albeit in a smaller emphasis than the other traits involved. As you would expect, growth and carcass merit are highlighted in $F. Of all of the carcass traits (Fat, REA, and MB), MB is more heavily emphasized than the others, as quality-

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Matt director of Woolfolk performance programs

based premiums and improving carcass quality grade are increasingly important in the industry. Both growth traits are more heavily emphasized in $F than CED and the carcass traits. After all, even at harvest, cattle are still sold by the pound, and cattle that grow are more likely to produce heavier (and more valuable) carcasses. Yearling Weight is used as an indicator trait for Carcass Weight, with the reasoning being that when $F was developed several years ago, there was no Carcass Weight EPD to include. Unfortunately, implementing Carcass Weight in place of YW is not as simple as taking one number out and putting another in. As of the time that this was written, the average of non-parent Shorthorn cattle for $F is 52.35. For an animal to be in the Top 25%, the $F must be 54.51 or greater, and a $F of 57.04 qualifies in the Top 10% of non-parent Shorthorns. Hopefully, having some insight into what goes into our stable of selection indices gives you a better idea of how they might be beneficial to use in your breeding programs. It’s hard to use something when you don’t understand how it works, whether it is a power tool, an electronic device, or a selection index. In the next issue of Shorthorn Country, Part 3 of this series will tackle the $British Maternal Index, as well as the $Fescue. =


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2019 WHR ASSESSMENT FEES If 2019 assessment is paid between these dates

Pay this amount per head

November 1, 2018 - January 9, 2019

$16

January 10, 2019 - February 28, 2019

$20

March 1, 2019 - December 31, 2019

$25

2019 National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference Lebanon, TN - June 17-22, 2019 Headquarters: Comfort Suites - 904 Murfreesboro Rd, Lebanon, TN 37090 Phone: (615) 443-0027 • Price: $ 139.95 • Cutoff Date: 5/20/2019 Other Hotels: Econo Lodge- 829 S Cumberland St, Lebanon, TN 37087 • Phone: (615) 444-1001 • Price: $ 79.95 • Cutoff Date: 5/20/2019 Executive Inn- 631 S Cumberland St, Lebanon, TN 37087 • Phone: (615) 444-0505 • Price: $89.00 • Cutoff Date: 6/01/2019

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March 16, 2019 • 12:00 Noon Springfield Livestock Marketing Center Springfield, Missouri A September 2017 bull sired by JSF Gauge.

A February heifer, sired by JSF Gauge.

Two September heifers out of a SULL Red Reward son.

Bred Heifer Bred to SULL Knighted Man.

Auctioneer:

Rob Alden: 816.583.2520 • (c) 816.465.0777

Selling Embryos SULL Red Stallion 1335 X AF SL Pretty Woman 7079

Sale Consultants:

Darryl Rahn, Shorthorn Country 217.473.1124 Chris Smith: 217.370.1908

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ASA Board Meeting Minutes American Shorthorn Association Board Meeting Minutes

The Board Approved the Judges List presented for the 2019 Denver Pen Show.

March 7 & 8, 2018

The Board unanimously approved National Show Honorees for the 20182019 show season: Dale Studer - The American Royal in Kansas City, MO CF Martin, KY - North American in Louisville, KY Les Mathers, IL -National Western Stock Show in Denver, CO Bill Rasor, TX - Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo in Fort Worth, TX

American Shorthorn Association Office, Kansas City, Mo. President Dr. James Freed called the meeting to order March 7, 2018 at 9:45 A.M. Present: President Jim Freed, Vice-President Rick Leone, Ed Kruse, Robert Alden, Tom Turner, Nancy Grathwohl Heter, Hugh Mooney, Joe Bales, David Greenhorn and Executive Secretary Montie Soules. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) were reviewed and discussed. The Nov. 30, 2017 Board Meeting Minutes were unanimously approved. Rochelle Wilson and Montie Soules presented financial reports for February 2018. The Board unanimously approved the financial report. The Board unanimously approved the revised last 6 months of the FY (½ year) Budget for the fiscal year Sept. 1, 2017 - Aug. 31, 2018. Rick Leone, Vice President, led the Board in a discussion of providing Committees more direction when giving recommendations to the Board. Other committee reports included Performance Programs, DNA, Junior activities, Marketing and Promotion, Shows, Membership Communication and the Ambassador Program plus the American Rancher shows.

The Board revisited the discussion of Committee and Board liaisons taking a leadership role with the committee chairs and vice chairs. The Board unanimously approved a motion that WHR breeders can no longer register a calf without assessing the dam and the entire herd. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, if assessments were required but not completed on cows in the previous calendar year these animals will be made inactive on Jan. 1. If the WHR breeder wishes to register a calf on an unassessed cow in the previous calendar year the WHR breeder must reactivate the entire herd of females over 16 months of age on Jan. 1 of the previous year and pay the assessment on the entire herd in order to register calves born in the previous calendar year. As of January 1, 2019, the reinstatement fee will be $25. The Board unanimously approved adding membership application language regarding members receiving emails. ASA membership applications will state that by becoming a member of ASA they agree to receive information by email including but not limited to invoices and other information or communications from the ASA. A box for members to opt out of receiving this information by email will be included on the application.

The Board unanimously approved a motion to not have an associate judge for ASA Sponsored shows including the Junior National and National Shows.

Montie Soules provided a staff report

The Board unanimously approved the locations for Junior National and Youth Conference for the next five years: 2019 - Lebanon, TN 2020 - Abilene, TX 2021 - Louisville, KY 2022 - Kansas City, KS (2022 possible back-up is Hutchinson, KS) 2023 - Des Moines, IA

Meeting adjourned at 12:30 p.m.

The Board reviewed the ASA Rules and Regulations updates revised by the Executive Committee and legal counsel for ASA Board approval. The Board unanimously approved all changes made in the Rules and Regulations as of March 7, 2018, subject to legal review by ASA attorney. This motion includes attorney and Show Committee review and Board approved changes by email of Rule V Shows, Section 1 Rules, and Letter C Alteration of Color: An animal presented by any individual or fitter is assumed to be a representative of the member/owner(s). All representatives are prohibited from changing the natural color of the animal. (Only white coloring can be used on white, red coloring used on red and black coloring used on Black, etc.) No changing the natural color pattern of any spots or markings on the animal. Note: If an animal that is 15/16 or higher animal that is black or blue roan/black and white is exhibited as a purebred it will be reclassified as a ShorthornPlus to match the registration rules set forth by ASA and will be reclassified as ShorthornPlus at that show and the registration will be reclassified to show the registration of a ShorthornPlus. (Reference to Section III B 2 ruling) If cattle containing 7/8 or higher blood concentration at shows and sales do not conform to typical Shorthorn color and characteristics, the animal or animals in question may be reduced to a lesser Shorthorn blood concentration level by the ASA Board of Directors. The Board adjourned at 5:00 P. M. The Board reconvened at 8:00 A. M. on March 8, 2018, with the same board members present.

The Board went into executive session.

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Conference Call Minutes ASA Board July 10, 2018 President Jim Freed called the conference call meeting to order July 10, 2018 at 7:02 am. Present on call: Jim Freed, president, Rick Leone, vice president, Ed Kruse, Robert Alden, Nancy Grathwohl Heter, Hugh Mooney, Tom Turner, Joe Bales and Executive Secretary, Montie Soules Conference Call Purpose: To consider an offer from the building owner to purchase the office building currently being leased by ASA. Background: Board members were provided well in advance of the conference call, the detailed documents acquired from previous inspections and information concerning the purchase of the building. The March 7 & 8, 2018 Board Meeting Minutes were approved. The Executive, Montie Soules provided a financial report on operating checkbook funds being invested in an Edward Jones money market account per the Finance Committee’s approval.

Annual Meeting plans and possible speakers were discussed.

The Board had no questions regarding committee reports sent out previous to the conference call.

Plans and recommendations were reviewed and discussed for the ASA 150th Anniversary Celebration in 2022. The Board unanimously approved the following core committee for this activity:

The Board reviewed the offer to purchase the ASA office building from the owner and discussed the issues concerning purchasing or continuing to lease the ASA Office.

It was moved and seconded to not purchase the building and to continue to lease the ASA office. The motion passed unanimously.

Tom Turner, Chair & Board Member Joe Bales, Vice Chair & Board Member Les Mathers Cody Leemon Brian Warner Jamie Kruse Sherman Berg James Leach Julie French

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The topic was raised regarding the percentage of Shorthorn required to show at National and Regional shows. The Board requested information on other breeds’ rules on the breed percentage required to show at their associationsponsored shows to review at the next Board meeting. Conference call meeting adjourned at 7:30 am.

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ASA Board Meeting Minutes Continued American Shorthorn Association Board Meeting Minutes September 25 and 26, 2018 American Shorthorn Association Office, Kansas City, Mo. President Dr. James Freed called the meeting to order Sept. 25, 2018 at 8:00 am. Present: President Jim Freed, Vice-President Rick Leone, Ed Kruse, Robert Alden, Tom Turner, Nancy Grathwohl Heter, Hugh Mooney, Joe Bales, David Greenhorn and Executive Secretary Montie Soules. Financial reports included: Tom Schwaller, CPA & ASA Auditor and Rochelle Wilson, ASA Accounting Director. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) were reviewed and discussed. The July 10, 2018 Board Conference Call Minutes were unanimously approved. Rochelle Wilson and Montie Soules presented financial reports through Aug. 31, 2018, the fiscal year end. The Board unanimously approved the financial report. Auditor for the ASA, Tom Schwaller presented a working audit report for the fiscal year, Sept. 1, 2017- Aug. 31, 2018. Tom Schwaller explained the auditing procedures and options open to the board. The auditor will provide a complete and final audit for approval at the Nov. 2018 Board Meeting. The Board unanimously approved to report the mature value of investment CDs in the financial statement because the intent is to leave the CDs in place till they mature. The Board approved to leave the investment securities on the financial report as represented by the Auditor on a vote of 8 (eight) in favor and 1 (one) opposed. The Board unanimously approved the budget for ASA, AJSA and Junior National for the fiscal year Sept. 1, 2018 – Aug. 31, 2019 as presented by Rochelle Wilson and Montie Soules. The motion included having a revised budget presented to the Board after activities have been recorded for the first 6 months of the fiscal year. ASA Staff was present for questions regarding the written reports staff members provided for review prior to the Board meeting. Shelby Rogers presented new coop type ads and updates on the upcoming Junior National in TN. She also answered questions relating to the Marketing and Communications role. Matt Woolfolk answered questions regarding performance activities. The Board asked about the U of I herd sire test and associated results. They would like to see the results used in ASA advertisements and share them with the industry. Heather Lange and Rochelle Wilson answered questions regarding the registry and Heather reported on DNA inquiries. Emily Velisek answered questions about show activities; she also gave updates on membership communication and Annual Meeting plans. Tom Turner updated the Board on the 150th Anniversary Celebration Committee report and timelines, scheduled to kick off in Oct. 2021 and end the celebration in 2022 at the Annual Meeting. Rick Leone shared information about the role of committees. The Board unanimously approved focusing on the four main bullet points that the 150th Anniversary Celebration Committee recommended and for the ASA staff to start implementing those items (see below). The 150th Celebration will commence in Oct. of 2021 and the finale of the year-long celebration will be at the 2022 Annual Meeting. • Publish an ASA 150th Commemorative Book. • Have a Commemorative 150th edition of the Shorthorn Country. • Special 150th commemorative American Rancher TV Show. • Supply Shorthorn Calves for catch a calf at the 2022 NWSS in Denver. The Board unanimously approved modernization of the ASA Bylaws if ASA legal counsel approves the final changes. The Board unanimously approved the new Coop Advertising guidelines that State Associations shall follow to receive matching funds from ASA. State Association shall follow Cooperative Advertising rules to receive matching funds from the ASA:

C. Limited coop funds are available for states in each fiscal year. When designated funds have been utilized, no more coop ads will be reimbursed in that fiscal year. D. State Associations must pay advertisement cost and send paid invoice to ASA to be reimbursed. ASA encourages the State Association to include a copy of the ad placed with paid invoice. E. State Associations must choose from general ad choices (4 ad options) and / or for contract ads (2 ad options, provided by ASA). The ASA encourages states to use smaller contract ads monthly or semi-monthly for Shorthorn promotions throughout the year. 1. General Ad size range from: a minimum of a quarter page and not larger than a full page. 2. Contract Ads cannot be smaller than 1 column by 2 inches. 3. Space will be provided for the State Association logo and State contact information. 4. The ASA logo and ASA contact information will be included. 5. State events, which list date and location of events can be included. No individual breeder information including dates of sales is permitted. 6. All requests must be submitted to ASA at least 5 business days before ad deadline. Ads will not be eligible for ad copy approval by State Association if received less than 10 business days before the ad deadline. F. State Associations must provide the following information and ad specifications to the ASA. 1. Publication name, phone number and email address 2. Ad Deadline. 3. Ad Size. 4. Full Color or Black & White. 5. State Association information to be included in ad. State Associations are required to meet above guidelines in Rule V to be eligible to receive reimbursement for coop ads. The Board unanimously approved to grandfather in the parentage verification of all animals in the registry with STR DNA (Satellite) markers which identify them as having the proper parentage if verified before May 1, 2014. These resulting animals will be accepted in the registry as is and grandfathered for eternity with the technology used at that time to determine parentage that they were parent verified. Animals that fall in this category will continue to maintain their Donor Dam and AI Sire Qualified status in relation to their DNA parentage verification requirements. However, any future progeny or animals resulting from STR DNA tested parents after May 1, 2014 will be accepted for parentage verification only by being tested with SNP (snip) Markers. The Board unanimously approved the list of judges for the Show Committee and Junior Board to select for the 2019-2020 show season and 2019 Junior National, respectively. The Board unanimously selected the Judge the 2020 Shorthorn Denver Yards Pen Show. The Board unanimously approved the list of Super Regional and Regional Show Locations for 2019 – 2020 show season. The Board approved to discontinue weighing heifers at the Junior National in 2019 by a vote of 5 for and 3 against. The Board unanimously selected Jeff and Jon Byers and David Greenhorn as 2018 Builders of the Breed to be presented at the Annual Meeting Awards Banquet. The Board adjourned for the day at 6:00 pm The Board reconvened on Sept. 26 at 8:15 am with all board members present. The Board unanimously selected Keith Moore as the ASA Heritage Award winner for 2018 to be presented at the Annual Meeting Awards Banquet. The Board unanimously selected Sherman Berg to be the ASA Merit Award winner in 2018 to be presented at the Annual Meeting Awards Banquet. The Board unanimously approved to accept the Commercial Acceptance Committee’s recommendation to have a commercial survey.

A. Advertisement requests shall be made by the State Association’s president, vice-president or secretary-manager. Advertisements cannot be requested by groups of breeders or individuals.

The Board unanimously approved to have staff revise the commercial survey to be more taker friendly.

B. The ASA will reimburse 50% of the ad costs, up to a maximum of $650 per state per fiscal year, but not to exceed 50% of the total ad cost.

The Board approved to have staff study the amount of data and effectiveness an index similar to API would be for Shorthorn and report back at the next Board meeting.

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ASA Board Meeting Minutes Continued The Board unanimously approved the GEHP (Genomically Enhanced Heifer Program) as recommended by the Genetic Evaluation Committee listed below as presented by Matt Woolfolk: American Shorthorn Association Genomic Testing Incentive Program In an effort to encourage breeders to gnomically test more Shorthorn females, ASA is introducing the Genomically Enhanced Heifer Program (GEHP). ASA will be offering incentive to breeders who take advantage of the uLD (25k) or 50k genomic test on their heifer crops. All heifers tested as a part of this program will have genomically-enhanced EPDs. Breeders whose animals are eligible will receive a $15/head credit on their ASA account for their uLD or 50k genomic tests done on replacement heifers. With the uLD test offered at $40 and the 50k at $55, this will give breeders the opportunity to genomically test females at a significantly discounted rate. For a heifer to be eligible for the testing credit, the following requirements must be met: 1. Heifer must be born on or after January 1, 2017 2. 75% of the yearling heifer inventory, with at least 3 heifers submitted, must be tested 3. All heifers tested must have a recorded calving ease score, birth weight, weaning weight, and yearling weight 4. Heifers with carcass ultrasound or feed intake records will receive an additional $15/head credit 5. This opportunity is open to the first 500 eligible heifers submitted to the GEHP. The Board instructed Montie to request the Shorthorn Foundation share the cost of the GEHP (Genomically Enhanced Heifer Program) 50/50 with ASA.

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The Board unanimously agreed to rescind the following motion approved at the March meeting: The motion stated: WHR breeders can no longer register a calf without assessing the dam and the entire herd. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, if assessments were required but not completed on cows in the previous calendar year these animals will be made inactive on Jan. 1. If the WHR breeder wishes to register a calf on an unassessed cow in the previous calendar year the WHR breeder must reactivate the entire herd of females over 16 months of age on Jan. 1 of the previous year and pay the assessment on the entire herd to register calves born in the previous calendar year. As of January 1, 2019, the reinstatement fee will be $25. The Board unanimously approved a new ruling for WHR breeders that register calves to a non-assessed cow: As of January 1, 2019, penalties will be added to WHR breeder registrations for calves born to dams not assessed in the year the calf was born. Registration fees of calves born to unassessed dams: The following fees are based on adding $35 to the present TOC fees. under 12 months of age - $75 12-24 months - $95 over 24 months - $135 *This applies only to animals registered to a dam which was not assessed in the year the calf was born. To avoid penalties, assessment of all dams in the herd must be completed by December 31 of each calendar year. Montie Soules provided a staff report The Board went into executive session. Meeting adjourned at 2:00 p.m.

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= News & Notes Farewells Ruth Anne Ragsdale,

93, 0f Louisville passed away January 2, 2019. Ruth Anne was a former sales associate at Talbots, and a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority of Franklin College, Frank-

lin, Indiana. She loved sunrises and sunsets, flowers, butterflies, pumpkins, pine cones, birds, trees, especially the Gingko tree, and good music. Along with all of the dogs and cats she befriended during the years, UofL basketball and the Cincinnati Reds. Ruth Anne would like to thank the caregivers who became good friends as well, Marilyn, Beverly, Aria, LaWanda, Toya, Sam and Rebecca. A special thank you to Dace Brown Stubbs for her concern and kindness to me. Ruth Anne was preceded in death by her grandson Joel Clark Despeaux. She is survived by her husband John C. “Jack” Ragsdale, her children Carolyn A. Ragsdale, Cathy R. Lynch, David Ragsdale (Sherry), grandchildren Sam Despeaux, Grace Lynch, Clair Lynch, and Jaclyn Ragsdale.

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Ruth Bakenhus, 92, of Columbus, Nebraska, died Thursday, January 10, 2019, at the Columbus Community Hospital. Ruth was born January 9, 1927, in Leigh, Nebraska, to Edward and Anna Margaret (Mullenhoff) Korte. She graduated from Leigh High School in 1944. On August 13, 1955, Ruth was united in marriage to Art Bakenhus at Zion Lutheran Church in Leigh. Ruth worked as a secretary for Rambour Realty, the ASCS office, and also at Dr. Kueper’s office. Ruth was a member of Christ Lutheran Church and Christ Lutheran Ladies Aid and LWML. She was active in the Nebraska & National Shorthorn Lassie Association and the Lamplighters Extension Club. She enjoyed playing cards, dominoes, and bingo. Her love for music showed as she sang in the Christ Lutheran Choir, Leigh Community Choir, and the Mother’s Singers. She was an avid Nebraska Football and Volleyball fan, and one of her highlights last season was to see a Nebraska football game from a skybox.

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Ruth also loved to go to all her children’s, grandchildren’s, and great grandchildren’s activities. Ruth is survived by: Daughter: Spring (Terry) Wendt of Leigh, Neb. Grandchildren: Erick (Sara) Wendt of Leigh, Neb.; Rachel (Brent) Malena of Leigh, Neb.; Zach (Jenny) Wendt of Creston, Neb. Daughter: Ivy (Jim) Klug of Columbus, Neb. Grandchildren: Beau (Crystal) Klug of Columbus, Neb.; Fran (Clay) Groteluschen of Columbus, Neb.; Wynne (Travis) Sterner of Merna, Neb.; Reece (Lindsay) Klug of Columbus, Neb. Son: Ward (Shay) Bakenhus of Columbus, Neb. Grandchildren: Josh (Andrea) Bakenhus of Elkhorn, Neb.; Jacob (Shelby) Bakenhus of St. Edward, Neb.; Levi (fianceé Chantel Shanle) of Columbus, Neb.; Macy Bakenhus of Columbus, Neb. 17 Great Grandchildren. Sisters: Irma Willman of Columbus, Neb.; Verna Osborn of Des Moines, Iowa; Marj Benke of Loveland, Colo. Brother-in-law: Luther Bakenhus of Columbus, Neb. Ruth was preceded in death by: parents: Edward & Margaret Korte; husband: Art Bakenhus; infant daughter: Rachel Bakenhus; sister: Fern Hoskinson. =


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Matt Woolfolk director of performance programs

A journey that has been several years in the making reached its destination just before Christmas when the first calf crop from the ASA National Sire Test (NST) at the University of Illinois were harvested. The process of cultivating the opportunity with Dr. Dan Shike at U of I from the day that the cattle were harvested, following this plan through to fruition has been no simple task for the Shorthorn breed. My hats off to all the breeders, ASA board members, and staff who were able to get this program initiated in 2016. I have enjoyed being able to work with this program since coming on board at ASA, but it would not have been such a seamless transition if not for all the groundwork and foresight in establishing the program. With all this data and information collected, I’m sure one of the prevailing questions is “What did we learn from this test?” In my mind, that’s a complex question with multiple solutions (which I’ll try to answer later on). Depending on your perspective, there’s several takeaways that can be gleaned from these test results. I will share some of my thoughts and perspective, but ultimately, I think that everyone should study this data and form their own opinions. Timeline and Management From conception to carcass, the ASA NST is a 2-year process. In mid-December 2016, mature SimAngus cows from the U of I herd at their Dixon Springs research farm near Simpson, IL were artificially bred to one of 15 Shorthorn sires nominated to the NST. Each sire was bred to 20 cows. From September 8 to October 4, 2017, 151 calves were born from this breeding project. Calves were not supplemented with creep feed prior to weaning, and the cows were asked to raise these calves on their own with minimal help from outside nutrition sources. As U of I does with all their calves at Dixon Springs, the calves in the NST were weaned earlier than one in the purebred business might expect. Weaning day was February 14, 2018,

Heifers

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and the calves ranged from 133 to 159 days old. After being preconditioned at Dixon Springs, the cattle were shipped to the U of I Beef Farm on campus to further their education and growth. Calves were grouped by sex and weight in the feedyard. The feeding facility at the U of I Beef Farm is all under roof, with slatted floor pens and rubber matting throughout to provide extra comfort to the cattle. Each pen is equipped with GrowSafe feed bunks. The cattle started their testing in the feedyard on May 23, collecting gain and intake data via the GrowSafe system. These data points were collected from the initial start date until the cattle went to the packing plant. Cattle were implanted at the beginning of this test, as well as again on August 15. The feedyard ration was described as approximately 30% dry rolled corn, 20% wet distillers grain, 20% high moisture corn, 20% silage, and 10% corn-based supplement. Energy density of the ration was approximately 0.65 Mcal/lb. The American Shorthorn Association sponsored the collection of a uLD DNA test on all calves in the program, adding a significant amount of genomic information to the ASA database. About the time many of us were gathered in Kansas City for the ASA Annual Meeting, the cattle from the NST were headed to harvest. The University of Illinois sends their cattle to the Tyson plant at Joslin, IL for harvest and carcass data collection. Just in time for Christmas, we received the final pieces of data from the 2017 ASA NST calf crop: the carcass and feed intake reports. The Data For the sake of comparison, I have broken this data into sire groups by steers and heifers. In this section, I prefer to let you draw your own conclusions and lessons from studying the traits of importance to your operation. I will, however, provide a few “big picture” comments from my observations. (See Heifer and Steer Data Summaries Below)

Reg # Prog BW CE 205 WW Temper YW PWG REA YG Marb HCW Fat DMI F:G Test ADG 4215675 4 74.0 1 372.7 1.7 864.0 491.3 12.1 3.0 552.8 683.3 0.56 16.15 5.25 3.08 4193721 5 75.2 1 424.2 1.2 989.4 565.2 13.8 3.0 573.0 809.8 0.64 18.99 5.63 3.40 4214585 5 85.4 1 416.2 1.6 926.0 509.8 13.2 2.3 519.9 739.4 0.44 17.55 5.51 3.21 4184970 8 79.4 1 439.8 1.4 987.8 548.0 13.4 3.0 522.0 798.3 0.66 19.01 5.45 3.49 4206214 6 83.5 1 414.2 1.5 928.3 514.2 12.7 3.0 509.5 771.1 0.62 18.20 5.45 3.35 4233955 4 75.3 1 393.3 1.3 850.8 457.5 12.6 3.0 545.5 680.9 0.60 16.35 5.48 2.99 4192773 7 82.7 1 373.1 1.4 829.4 456.3 12.5 2.4 559.6 686.3 0.55 16.71 5.61 3.00 4190072 7 86.9 1 446.9 1.3 987.0 540.1 13.3 2.7 518.3 798.2 0.50 19.03 5.82 3.32 4210008 4 79.3 1 457.5 1.3 929.8 472.3 12.4 3.3 431.8 738.7 0.68 17.60 5.93 2.99 4200829 7 86.0 1 445.1 1.1 983.3 530.8 13.4 2.3 470.1 756.4 0.53 17.36 5.69 3.06 4210945 6 77.8 1 450.7 1.3 999.8 549.2 12.8 3.2 487.3 806.3 0.66 19.33 5.52 3.51 4176051 5 76.8 1 374.4 1.6 864.2 489.8 12.4 2.6 495.2 713.1 0.55 16.87 5.40 3.13 4209016 1 90.0 1 506.1 1.0 1110.2 604.1 12.5 3.0 540.5 840.4 0.57 22.41 6.90 3.25 4189955 5 90.0 1 419.6 2.0 976.4 556.8 14.1 1.8 455.1 775.5 0.42 18.40 5.52 3.39 4144656 4 80.8 1 430.0 2.0 980.3 550.3 14.5 2.5 462.6 807.4 0.61 18.67 5.50 3.41

78 81.5 1 421.8 1.4 942.3 520.1 13.1 2.7 509.0 761.4 0.57 18.06 5.60 3.25

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Reg # Prog BW CE 205 WW Temper YW PWG REA YG Marb HCW Fat DMI F:G Test ADG 4215675 3 79.0 1 491.5 1.0 1064.0 572.5 13.3 3.5 580.5 891.1 0.73 20.47 5.07 4.05 4193721 4 95.8 1 529.0 1.0 1134.3 605.3 15.0 3.5 623.5 992.2 0.71 21.95 4.97 4.41 4214585 3 90.0 1 403.7 1.7 1011.7 608.0 15.4 1.7 517.3 860.9 0.38 18.23 4.57 3.99 4184970 2 90.0 1 484.0 1.0 1091.0 607.0 13.3 3.5 437.3 878.4 0.77 19.91 5.06 3.94 4206214 8 83.8 1 390.9 1.4 948.3 557.4 13.4 2.5 458.8 806.3 0.49 17.44 4.89 3.60 4233955 4 87.5 1 394.0 1.0 914.5 520.5 13.1 2.3 502.3 722.0 0.53 17.46 4.88 3.58 4192773 5 94.2 1 460.6 1.0 980.8 520.2 12.7 3.4 465.0 803.0 0.67 19.84 5.45 3.68 4190072 9 94.6 1 456.3 1.4 1012.2 555.9 14.9 2.3 419.5 877.2 0.50 18.92 4.70 4.03 4210008 4 94.5 1 498.0 1.0 1061.7 563.7 14.0 2.7 438.8 881.5 0.63 17.86 4.41 4.03 4200829 7 92.5 1 452.0 1.1 1035.0 583.0 14.5 2.4 403.6 868.7 0.54 18.78 4.73 3.99 4210945 6 103.8 1 505.2 1.2 1120.2 615.0 13.1 3.4 414.6 906.7 0.72 20.46 5.16 3.99 4176051 3 87.3 1 468.7 1.0 1026.0 557.3 14.0 3.3 446.8 852.8 0.70 19.00 5.01 3.80 4209016 7 96.1 1 539.0 1.0 1111.3 572.3 13.6 2.8 497.8 876.6 0.54 20.92 5.77 3.65 4189955 3 90.7 1 491.0 2.0 1088.0 597.0 15.3 3.0 431.0 902.9 0.61 21.22 5.16 4.11 4144656 5 82.6 1 481.2 1.6 1117.2 636.0 15.9 2.4 412.3 909.2 0.59 19.88 5.16 3.87

73 91.5 1 465.8 1.2 1040 574.6 14.1 2.7 456.0 860.1 0.58 19.29 5.00 3.87

I found it interesting that there was a 100% success of unassisted calvings. It was nice to see that these cows could have Shorthorn-sired calves without any problems. Our industry has placed a lot of recent emphasis on calving ease, and our cattle shined in this category for the 2017 NST. Also of note was the very strong docility scores on the calves. Docility is another trait of growing emphasis in the commercial sector, and it is one that Shorthorn cattle excel. For those of you that may not be familiar with the numerical marbling scoring system, a score of 400 is needed for a carcass to grade USDA Choice. In the ASA NST, approximately 85% of the cattle harvested were graded Choice, while 10 head actually graded USDA Prime. Yield Grade is on a 1 to 5 scale, with a score of 1 being a higher yielding carcass. The average YG of this set of cattle at 2.7 beats industry average, which is reported at around a 3.1. In terms of dry matter intake (DMI), the data from the ASA NST is lower (less feed consumed per day) than the information already in the ASA database. However, the data isn’t exactly an apples to apples comparison. What we currently have in the data bank are DMI records on breeding stock on shorter feeding periods than the cattle in this trial. One would expect that

EPDs

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there would be some difference in feed consumption from an 8 month old steer (where the NST cattle started) and a yearling bull. I think if we dove into the information further, it would be interesting to compare DMI towards the end of the NST to the breeding stock records currently on file. Additionally, feed to gain conversion (5.32 lb. of feed per lb. of gain) on the NST cattle was strong. With the use of implant technology, as well as the longer feeding trial and lower DMI, it made sense to me that the NST cattle had an efficient conversion rate. In general, this group of feeder cattle did a good job of turning feed into product. The steer calves averaging 3.87 lb. of gain per day over the 6 month period is impressive. Even as these cattle neared the end of the trial, there were still plenty of animals gaining 4 lb. per day or more in the feedyard. EPDs vs The Data With a large data set like this, it’s interesting to compare how the cattle performed to how the genetic evaluation tools predicted they might perform. In order to do that, I compiled the EPDs for several traits of interest on the sires in the ASA NST, while comparing their calves’ performance in this 2017 calf crop. (See the EPD Table Below)

BW EPD BW Avg YW EPD YW Avg YG EPD YG Avg REA EPD REA Avg Marb EPD Marb Avg 0.2 76 55 944 -0.23 3.2 -0.36 12.6 0.17 564 -0.3 84 93 1054 -0.25 3.1 0.08 14.1 0.34 587 1.5 87 73 958 -0.4 2 0.24 14.1 -0.1 519 -2.5 82 97 1008 -0.2 3.1 -0.26 13.4 0.04 505 -0.1 84 76 940 -0.41 2.7 0.14 13.1 -0.19 481 -3.3 81 44 883 -0.24 2.6 -0.23 12.9 -0.04 521 -0.4 88 32 893 -0.35 2.8 -0.43 12.6 0.12 518 2.8 91 98 1001 -0.24 2.5 -0.12 14.1 -0.25 466 -0.1 87 74 986 -0.36 3 0.12 13.1 -0.04 435 1.9 91 71 1011 -0.44 2.4 0.18 14

-0.21 434

5.7 91 106 1054 -0.27 3.3 -0.03 12.9 0.11 454 -1.4 81 78 925 -0.29 2.9 0.17 13

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3.1 95 117 1111 -0.43 2.9 0.25 13.4 0.1 504 5.7 90 119 1008 -0.43 2.1 0.45 14.4 -0.33 448 2.2 82 135 1056 -0.39 2.4 0.54 15.3 -0.35 435

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I think you will notice a trend when analyzing this chart. The performance of offspring in the ASA NST pretty well follows the EPDs of the sires. I admit that the trend is not perfect, but if you analyze the data, the lower BW EPD bulls sired the lower birth weight sire groups. The sires with higher YW EPDs tended to have offspring that averaged a heavier yearling weight than those bulls with lowers YW EPDs. Similar trends are noticed when looking at yield grade, ribeye area, and marbling. It’s refreshing to see that our tools for genetic evaluation are doing a satisfactory job of determining differences in progeny performance for specific traits of interest. What Did We Learn? I conclude this report with a question that has no singular correct answer. Depending on how you analyze it, there are several takeaway messages from the data on the first NST calf crop. From a breeder perspective, I think you can look at this information and potentially identify bulls that could improve your breeding program in some capacity. Whatever trait you may be emphasizing as you plan matings for 2019, every bull in the NST excelled in multiple traits. Combining this information, EPDs, pedigree, and visual appraisal might lead you to your next AI sire. From an industry standpoint, I think the results of the trial, in particular the carcass data, show that Shorthorn-influenced cattle can certainly meet the needs of our commercial beef industry. There are certainly some things that can be improved upon, as is the case with any breed of cattle. These cattle

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were put through a trial that is conducted like a commercial cattleman would run his cow herd, and the calves are fed out with the goal of U of I making a profit on the end product. The management is driven with the goal of operating in the black, and I think this set of cattle performed well enough to achieve that goal. Finally, from an ASA perspective, I think it is exciting that we have so many breeders that have been interested in the results of the ASA NST. It was the surprising amount of interest in the results of the program that prompted me to compile this report for the Shorthorn Country. Interest in performance testing is exciting, and the commitment of breeders to participate in programs such as this one is a great starting point to move the breed forward. Wrap Up With the 2018 NST calves already on the ground and the breeding for the 2019 crop completed, this program is just getting started. With new bulls and some various bloodlines involved in future crops, I am intrigued to continue to collect data with the University of Illinois and see how well the breed stacks up in commercial production settings. With an association slogan like “Performance with Purpose”, we need data to back up the claim that Shorthorn cattle do perform and they do have a purpose in our country’s beef industry. The results of the ASA National Sire Test will go a long way in helping us complete that mission. =


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= Junior Corner Control the Controllable As we all return home from another successful and fun filled National Western Stock Show, many people now set their sights on our upcoming National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference in Lebanon, Tennessee. We all know the time and dedication that it takes in order to prepare for a show each and every month, and I will be the first to admit that the given work can sometimes seem tedious. In these times I always refer back to something an old baseball coach of mine taught me, which was “control the controllable and the rest will take care of itself.” A fact of life is that there will always be things that are out of your control, and there will be events that you cannot plan for. I have always believed that there are two things that you can control day in and day out. You control your attitude and you control your work ethic. If you show up with a poor attitude and a poor work ethic, you not only affect your performance that day but others surrounding you. Showing up to work, class, or sports practices with

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a good attitude and work ethic will not only help in your overall performance, but separate you as being a leader. Being able to control these things is one part of the overall recipe. The next is consistency and dedication to these decisions every day. Hold yourself accountable by getting up in the morning, feeding cattle, and preparing for the show. Dedicate yourself to the process makes chasing that purple banner all the more rewarding. I have made countless memories with my family, show crew, and came across friends I never thought imaginable. Serving on this junior board over the past year has brought me reassurance to these tasks that I try to do every single day. Ali Krieger, a player on the United States Women’s Soccer Team, once said “I can only control myself, my actions, my work ethic, and my attitude.” It does no good to worry about the little things that are out of your control. Work hard to control the controllable and let the little things take

care of themselves. We all want to thank you for another incredible year in the Shorthorn industry. Continue to push forward and pursue the goals you set for yourself this year! We look forward to seeing all of you in Lebanon, Tennessee, for Jr. Nationals! =

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1160 600th Ave. Middletown, IL 62666 Bob: 217-737-7159 Mark cell: 217-737-7905 Shelden Tibbs, Herdsman mark.gordon@plantpioneer.com

Morris and Lloyd

2230 90th Ave. • Aledo, IL 61231 Located 40 minutes from I-80 and 30 minutes from I-74. Zwillings: 309-754-9158

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Farm: 309-582-2727

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Rolling Hills Farm

Doug & Rhonda North 5544 Stone Road Clinton, IL 61727 217-622-4466

22698 E. Co. Rd. 920 N • Ashmore, IL 61912 217-349-8366 email: hbirch@agrisolutions.com

Driving directions from Ashmore: two miles west on Rt. 16 to Enon Baptist Church sign; then one mile south to farm 19.

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Ten Mile Farm Shorthorns

Investing in top genetics for over 30 years. Visitors Welcome! The Birch Family Harold, Regina, Richard and Hope

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tenmileshorthorns@live.com

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= Sale Reports Share The Vision Production Sale Sale Summary

6 Cow/Calf Pairs......... $ 26,600 9 Bred Females............ $ 23,500 1 Donor Female.......... $ 2,400 12 Bred Heifers........... $ 27,725 14 Open Heifers......... $ 41,425 9 Plus Open Heifers... $ 25,900 2 Bulls......................... $ 5,500 2 Plus Bulls................. $ 1,700 55 Breeding Lots........ $ 154,750 4 Embryo Pkgs........... $ 5,150 3 Plus Embryo Pkgs.... $ 1,845 4 Semen Pkgs.............. $ 2,550 1 Steer......................... $ 2,075 Sale Gross $166,370

$ 4,433 $ 2,611 $ 2,400 $ 2,310 $ 2,959 $ 2,878 $ 2,750 $ 850 $ 2,841 $ 1,288 $ 615 $ 638 $ 2,075

for the potential buyers to evaluate. The overflow crowd came together in the sale arena for the start of this snappy sale. Top prices were offered for the top individuals in each group sold. Congratulations to all involved in presenting a super event.

$11,000 - Lot 1 - Cow/Calf Pair SULL Sassy Crystal ET. A roan, polled, 2010 daughter of Little Cedar Aviator 503X and out of Sherwood Lady Crystal ET selling bred to Bliss Element 79 370Z for a late spring calf. At her side was a black, polled, March 7, 2018, Plus Sunday, October 7, 2018 heifer sired by Goet I80. This cow is a DuLyn Farm, Millersburg, Ohio tremendous female with a great pedigree. Auctioneer: Bruce Brooks Aviator and the original Lady Crystal Sale Managers: Sears Marketing donor female. Her plus heifer at side will Services, LLC be a contender in the show ring this year. by: Darryl Rahn Offered by Sunny Day Farms, the cow was purchased by DuLyn Farm and the A big crowd gathered on a warm early calf was purchased by Tierra Shaubaugh October day at DuLyn Farm to walk the of Millersburg, Ohio. display pens and view the sale offering. $10,000 - Lot 27 - Open Heifer Sale host Duane Miller and his guest DLF Demi 7E34 ET. A white, polled, consignors presented a high quality September 3, 2017 daughter of BISS group of Shorthorns in all categories Element 79 370Z and out of RFC Demi 0593 ET. This is one the top open heifers Annual Meeting of 2019 to sell anywhere this fall. She has all the & Banquet past MINNESOTA style and dimension you would want in a SHORTHORN show heifer. Being out SALE of the leading Demi female line, she will be a great addition to * Herd Sires a program. Offered by

* Semen * Fall Pairs * Show Heifers * Bred Females * Embryos

5:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2nd

Sunday

MARCH 3rd

12 noon @ Simon Arena Cannon Falls, MN

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MN SHORTHORN SALE Catalogs: MNShorthornsSale@live.com

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SALE COMMITTEE Lowell 507-259-1269 Adam 651-470-4069 Cody 507-720-2998 Eric 952-237-3836

SALE CONSULTANT Brian Kohlstaedt 816-716-4614

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DuLyn and purchased by Snyder Show Cattle of Navarre, Ohio. $6,750 - Lot 48 - Open Composite Heifer - ESQ Maggie 2178. A caramel, February 17, 2018 daughter of Monopoly and out of Summit MS Hoodoo 9198 (Charolais). Composite heifers have been very competitive in the show ring and this one will run with the best of them. Offered by Esquire Cattle Co and purchased by Tierra Shaubaugh of Millersburg, Ohio. $6,000 - Lot 5A - Bred Cow - CLF Miss Buckeye 1403. A r/w, polled, 2014 daughter of JA Commotion HC OJO4 and out of D&D Cindy Beauty 53U ET selling bred to 6B Guardian ET for a January 2019 calf. This is a tremendous female that has been a successful donor. She goes back to the very popular Byland Cindy Beauty line. She is beautiful in her design and has a picture perfect udder. Offered by Cedar Lane Farm and purchased by Scott Baldosser of Republic, Ohio. $5,000 - Lot 5B - Bred Heifer - LBT Cindy Beauty 1722 ET. A r/w, polled, March 3, 2017 daughter of CLF Foolin’ Around 1401 ET and out of CLF Lady Buckeye 1403 selling bred to Byland Global 5M10k for a January 2019 calf. This is a top daughter of the very popular Foolin’ Around and out of the 5A female. This one was a top show heifer and will surely follow in her dam’s footsteps as a leading donor. Offered by Cedar Lane Farm and purchased by Tilton Shorthorns of Bellville, Ohio. =

New WHR Non-Assessed Cow Ruling Effective Jan. 1, 2019 WHR Breeders: as of January 1, 2019, penalties will be added to WHR breeder registrations for calves born to dams not assessed in the year the calf was born. To avoid penalties, assessment of all dams in the herd must be completed by December 31 of that year. Registration fees of calves born to unassessed dams from previously closed assessment years: • under 12 months of age - $75 • 12-24 months - $95 • over 24 months - $135 *This applies only to animals registered to a dam which was not assessed in the year the calf was born.


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AF SL SS Revival 1005 - dam

Owners:

Kohlstaedt Farms

Brian Kohlstaedt 1258 Hwy. 131 • Wellington, Missouri 64079 cell: 816.716.4614 • bkohlstaedt@yahoo.com

Rod Shorthorn Rodney Farms Rod

21965 3150 East St. • Arlington, Illinois 61312 office: 815-849-5700 • cell: 815-703-4553 rodneyrod@plantpioneer.com

Ostermeyer Shorthorns *x4229208 • 5/9/14 sire: KOLT-RGLC Simplify 330X ET • dam: AF SL SS Revival 1005

Allen & Trish Ostermeyer 4795 Magruder Rd • Odessa, Missouri 64076 816-694-8134

CED: 2; BW: 3.4; WW: 58; YW: 86; MK: 19; TM: 47; CEM: -3; ST: 6;YG: -0.40; CW: -17; REA: 0.02; MB: -0.13; FT: -0.12; $CEZ: 6.15; $BMI: 105.07; $F: 53.97 As I travel to all the sales, the question is always where to find that clean bull with power and style? Well here he is! He also has one of the best mama cows in the breed. He carries a low birth EPD. There are not a lot of these kind of genetics on the open market. So be ALERT and make RED ALERT a part of your breeding plan. THF/PHAF/DSF. Available through Cattle Visions.

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Homeplace Farms

Burke N. Allison & Co. 925 E. 400 S., Washington, IN 47501-7533 Dale - 812-254-6185 • bovine08@gmail.com

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Cory, Melissa, Samantha & Jaxon Schrag 276644 444th Ave. Marion, South Dakota 57043 Cory: 605-941-5241 • Melissa 605-941-3546

E: schrag@goldenwest.net schrag605.com

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Don’t let your membership lapse! Make sure you pay your annual membership fee by February 28th. If you are a TOC Member and your membership is not paid by February 28, 2019, you will become a WHR Member when you renew your membership.

P.O. Box 77, Virginia, IL 62691 Office: 217.452.3051 • Fax: 217.452.3053 Don Cagwin cell • 217.341.7552 Cindy Cagwin-Johnston cell • 217.370.6034 cagwincattle@casscomm.com • cagwincattle.com

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ASA Point Show System for 2018-2019 Show Season: April 1, 2018 through March 31, 2019

Region 1: Northeast

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

Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana

Region 1: Northeast Regional Shows

Super Regional.... Ohio State Fair Regional …………Maryland Eastern Regional Regional ………... Indiana State Fair

Region 2: Southeast Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi Region 2: Southeast Regional Shows

Super Regional...Kentucky State Fair Regional ……. Tennessee State Fair Regional ………………Dixie National Livestock Show

Region 3: North Central North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska Region 3: North Central Regional Shows

Super Regional…. Minnesota State Fair Regional ………… Iowa State Fair Regional ……….…Illinois State Fair

Region 4: South Central Regional Shows

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TH FREE PHA FREE DS FREE 4235420 • DOB: 11.5.15 Sire: SULL Prime Made 2105 ET Dam: CS Marybeth CS181Y

2017 NAILE Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull

CED: 6; BW: 2.5; WW: 49; YW: 75 MK: 18; TM: 42; CEM: 2; ST: 5; YG: -0.43; 2018 NAILE Class Winner, Star Dream Lady 184F, CW: -14; REA: 0.12; MB: -0.11; FT: -0.12; daughter of CS Star Catcher CS815C. $CEZ: 20.10; $BMI: 109.31; $F: 50.66

Ronnie & Michele Welling Pleasant View Farms

Semen Available through

1386 Pleasant Valley Road Given, WV 25245 304.532.1809

866-356-4565 • www.cattlevisions.com

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6B’s Guardian ET

HD Bloodstone 603 X Ash Valley Kendra 7142

T Kane Captain x

JSF Goldenrod 57U X KOLT AA Lady Reward 1Y

T Ash Valley Right Choice x Ash Valley Prestige 0590 X Ash Valley Duchess 9622

SULL Master of Rose x

JSF Master of Jazz X SULL Rose Mary

T FAIR Red, White & Roan

Jake’s Proud Jazz X KG Cinderella 939

JM Vortecs Rider ET

JM Vortec X Rider’s Gerogina 850

CSF Backdraft 703 RR ET *x

SULL Red Reward 9321 X WHR LS Demi 8931 ET

TRN OMAHA 79 x

Free K-Kim Hot Commodity X GCC Turners Margie 542 E ET

R-C WG Damn Proud *x

Jake’s Proud Jazz X WG RC Golden

T DMH Cherry Fillet Western Trademark 3rd X Maid of Promise H 189th

T Saskvalley Yesterday

Saskvalley Wholesale x Saskvalley Navajo

BFC Can’t Touch This 114 *xar

LFCC Unstoppable 727X X CF Roan Rose 036

T SS Rock On 812 *

Jake’s Proud Jazz X SS Augusta Pride 617

T Bar N Creedence 540C Prospect Hill Alarado 33A X  JDMC Miss Remedy 124Z

T BFS Master Prince *x Jake’s Prince of Jazz x KL Prime Time Paymaster

T JSF Mr Right 151Z

Leveldale Righteous 084 X KL Notable Nita

BS Ghost Rider

Jake’s Proud Jazz 266L X HA First Ruby

BWCC Jack of Spades x

Ace of Diamonds X Desert Rose 928 W ET

T Muridale Jaxson 4A x

Buster 14K X Bonanza daughter

T SULL Red Sensation 6554

Red Reward X SULL Rose Mary 636-3

FSF Near Perfect

SRV Quiet Man (THC) 3BC Hard Rock X CHSC Elegant Queen

HP Manimal 1C *s

FSF Bearcat 37Z ET X FSF Madeline’s Rose S247 ET Saskvalley Bonanza X JSF Rosewood

Hill Haven Firestorm

DF Waco 6W X Hill Haven Breathtaker 35Y SEXED SEMEN Available

FSF Starburst 058 *

FSF Stardust X Jake’s Sierra 211S

CF Focus *x

Hot Commodity x CF Lucky Charm

DF Talledega 3X ET x

T Leveldale Nort Face 562 *x

Studer’s Taylor Made 7Y X Leveldale Nan Again 110Y

T Creekside Amp 32W x

Alta Cedar Signature X Banner Julia Ann 34J

T Bar N Ripper 99A x

JDMC Remedy X JDMC Rocksie

T Alta Cedar Code Red x

Bloodstone 603 ET X Poppin Girl 2R01 ET

Alta Cedar Code-Red 24S X Lassie 16T

MSC Sarge *x

T CSF/Lakeside Rooster 394 ET

Captain Obvious x Sonny

SVFI Rooster 561R X RS Lindakay 006 04

866-356-4565

www.cattlevisions.com T Calving Ease HS SWAGGER 802 ET *x

WHR RT Augusta Sunrise X HD Reflection

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SULL Roan Blast 0301 ET

SULL GNCC Asset ET X SULL Beauty Queen 570 ET

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CLF Foolin’ Around 1401 ET x Sonny X SULL Fool Me 508 WT

SULL Right Knight 5664C E ET x CF Trump X K-Kim Mona Lisa 10T ET SEXED SEMEN Available


= Sales Calendar Feb. 12 - Iowa Royal Shorthorn Sale, Iowa Beef Expo, Des Moines, Iowa. Feb. 19 - AJSA Funding the Future Online Sale on amsonlinesales.com Feb. 23 - Midwest Shorthorn Spectacular, Illinois Beef Expo, Springfield, Ill. Feb. 23/24 - Studer Shorthorns and Gilman Shorthorns “Don’t You Think It’s Time” Online Bull Sale, Creston, Iowa on amsonlinesales.com Feb. 26 - Alden Farms / Highland Farms “Genetic Advancement” Online Sale, Hamilton, Mo and Pittsfield, Ill., on amsonlinesales.com Feb. 28 -Wise Polled Shorthorns and Bar N Cattle Company “Right For The Times” Online Bull and Bred Female Sale, Bethany, IL and Belview, MN hosted on amsonlinesales.com. Mar. 2 - Kentucky Beef Expo Shorthorn Sale, Louisville, Ky. Mar. 2 - Loving Farms “Predictable Genetics Proven Performance Sale” Pawnee Rock, Kan. Mar. 3 - Minnesota Shorthorn Sale, Simon Arena, Cannon Falls, Minn. Mar. 3 - Cagwin Farms “Bold Future” Online Sale, Virginia, Ill., on amsonlinesales.com Mar. 2/3 - Leveldale Farms “Headquarters for Herd Bulls, Open House, Mason City, Ill. Mar. 4 - Leveldale Farms Private Treaty Bull Sale, Mason City, Ill. Mar. 9 - Tennessee Agribition Shorthorn Sale, Lebanon, Tenn. Mar. 9 & 10 - Stangl Shorthorns Open House Bull & Heifer Sale, Java, SD

Mar. 12/13 - Cates Farms “Modoc Madness” Online Sale, Modoc, Ind., on amsonlinesales.com Mar. 13/14 - “Treasures of the Tank”, Seward, Neb., on amsonlinesales.com Mar. 16 - Missouri Classic Shorthorn Sale, Springfield, Mo. Mar. 16 - Ohio Beef Expo Shorthorn Sale, Columbus, Ohio. Mar. 16 - Waukaru Farms, “The Gathering” Bull Sale, Rensselaer, Ind. Mar. 19 - Sullivan Farms “No Bull” Fall Show Heifer Online Sale, Dunlap, Iowa. Mar. 20 - Sullivan Farms “No Bull” Spring Show Heifer and Bred Female Sale, Dunlap, Iowa. Mar. 21 - Sullivan Farms “Designer Genes” Online Semen and Embryo Sale, Dunlap, Iowa. Mar. 31 - WHR Shorthorns, “Lone Star Edition XX” Sale, Van Alstyne, Texas. Apr. 1 - Alden Farms/Highland Farms “Genetic Advancement” Online Sale, Hamilton, Mo., and Pittsfield, Ill., hosted on amsonlinesales.com Apr. 6 - Paint Valley Farms / Byland Polled Shorthorns “A New Brand Bull Sale”, Millersburg, Ohio. Apr. 6 - Oklahoma Sooner Shorthorn Sale, Duncan, Okla. Apr. 9 - Sugarbird Shorthorns at Respite Farms, Roan for the Roses Online Sale, Paris, Ky hosted on dponlinesales.com Apr. 13 - Texas State Sale, West, Texas. Apr. 13 - “Lazy Bar F and Double G Shorthorns “Red Dirt Treasures “ Production Sale, Seminole, Okla. Apr. 14 - Little Cedar Cattle Co “Springtime Revival”, Meeker, Okla. =

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Feb. 19- AJSA Funding the Future Online Sale on amsonlinesales.com Feb. 23-24- Studer Shorthorns and Gilman Shorthorns Don’t You Thinks Its Time Online Bull Sale, Creston, Iowa on amsonlinesales.com Feb. 26- Alden Farms/Highland Farms Genetic Advancement Online Sale, Hamilton, MO and Pittsfield, IL hosted on amsonlinesales.com Feb. 28 - Wise Polled Shorthorns and Bar N Cattle Company “Right For The Times” Online Bull and Bred Female Sale, Bethany, IL and Belview, MN hosted on amsonlinesales. com. Mar. 2 - Kentucky Beef Expo Shorthorn Sale, Louisville, Ky. Mar. 3 - Cagwin Farms “Bold Future” Online Sale, Virginia, IL., on amsonlinesales.com Mar. 7-Bratcher Farms Bull and Genetic Sale, Elizabeth, IN hosted on amsonlinesales. com. Mar. 9 & 10 - Stangl Shorthorns Open House Bull & Heifer Sale, Java, SD Mar. 12/13 - Cates Farms “Modoc Madness” Online Sale, Modoc, IN, on amsonlinesales.com Mar. 13/14 - “Treasures of the Tank”, Seward, Neb., on amsonlinesales.com Mar. 19 - Sullivan Farms “No Bull” Fall Show Heifer Online Sale, Dunlap, IA Mar. 20 - Sullivan Farms “No Bull” Spring Show Heifer and Bred Female Sale, Dunlap, Iowa. Mar. 21 - Sullivan Farms “Designer Genes” Online Semen and Embryo Sale, Dunlap, Iowa. Mar. 31 - WHR Shorthorns, “Lone Star Edition XX” Sale, Van Alstyne, Texas.

Apr. 1 - Alden Farms/Highland Farms “Genetic Advancement” Online Sale, Hamilton, Mo., and Pittsfield, Ill., hosted on amsonlinesales.com

Apr. 6 - Paint Valley Farms / Byland Polled Shorthorns “A New Brand Bull Sale”, Millersburg, Ohio Apr. 13 - Lazy Bar F and Double G Shorthorns “Red Dirt Treasures “ Production Sale, Seminole, Okla. Apr. 14 - Little Cedar Cattle Co “Springtime Revival”, Meeker, Okla.

Online sales with a personal touch.

Aegerter Marketing Services, Inc. Jeff K. & Darla Aegerter 402.641.4696 jeff.aegerter@gmail.com www.aegertermarketing.com

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= Ad Index 605 Schrag...........................................44 AAA Shorthorns..................................42 Aegerter Cattle Co.................................5 Aegerter Marketing Services, Inc........49 AJ Cattle Co.........................................42 American Shorthorn Association.........38 Bennett Land & Cattle.........................42 Berg Shorthorns...................................42 Bigelow Farms.....................................42 Bollum Family Shorthorns.....................3 Bowman Superior Genetics.................42 Bridle Path Ranch................................42 Brooks, Bruce......................................45 Bye Well Shorthorns............................42 Byland Polled Shorthorns.............42, BC Cagwin Cattle Services LLC...............45 Cagwin Farms..................................1215 Cairns Shorthorns................................42 Cates Farms..........................................42 Cattle Visions.................................45, 48 Cornerstone Farms...............................42 Country K Shorthorns..........................42 Crawfdown Farms................................42 Dedmon Shorthorns.............................42 DJS Shorthorns....................................42 Double C Shorthorns...........................42 DTR Cattle Co.....................................43 Duis Farms...........................................43 Fickbohm Farms Shorthorns................43 Fieser Family Polled Shorthorns..........18 Fischer Cattle Company.......................43

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Greenhorn Cattle Company, LLC........43 Haumont Shorthorns............................43 Homeplace Farms................................43 Hub Ranch Shorthorns.........................43 Humble Stock Farm.............................43 Illinois Breeders Unitd For Impact.36-37 Inness Shorthorns.................................43 Iroquoian Shorthorns...........................43 James F. Bessler, Inc............................45 Jester Farms.........................................43 Kentucky National Shorthorn Sale........9 Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm..................43 Keystone Shorthorns............................43 Kohlstaedt Farms.................................40 KSS Keystone Shorthorns...................43 Labans Roanoke Farm.........................43 Leveldale Farms........................25-28, 43 Little Cedar Cattle Co..........................44 Long Range....................................33, 35 Loving Farms.................................... IBC McKee Family Shorthorns...................44 Meyer Family Shorthorns....................44 Meyer Farms........................................44 Minnesota Shorthorn Assoc.................38 Missouri Shorthorn Assoc State Sale...19 NILE Valley Farm/Henderickson Trust.44 Norman Farms.....................................44 Ohio Beef Expo......................................7 Oler Farm.............................................44 Ostermeyer Shorthorns........................40 Paint Valley Farms..............................BC

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Phildon Farms......................................44 Pleasant View Farms............................47 Red Dirt Treasures...............................23 Respite Farms LLC, Sugarbird Shorthorns.24 Richardson Farms Shorthorns..............44 Robjoy Shorthorns...............................44 Rockin G Land & Cattle......................44 Rocky Branch Shorthorns....................44 Safe Guard........................................... 11 Sears Marketing Services, LLC...........45 SharBen Shorthorns.............................44 Singing H Shorthorns...........................44 Smoky Mountain Farm........................44 Springtime Revival Sale......................50 Stangl Shorthorns...........................22, 44 Stone Springs Shorthorns.....................44 Sullivan Farms.....................................45 Sullivan Supply....................................45 Sutherland Shorthorns..........................45 Tennessee Agribition............................29 Top Notch Stock Farm.........................45 Turner Family Shorthorns....................45 Tynywtra’s............................................45 Warner Ranch.......................................45 Waukaru Shorthorns.............................45 Wendt, Kevin.......................................45 WHR Shorthorns................................IFC Wilson Livestock Agency....................45 Wise Shorthorns...................................32


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