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The Voice of the Shorthorn Breed.


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Shorthorn Country february 2018 issue 2 • volume 45

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ASA Fiscal Report............................................................................. 20 ASA Board Minutes.......................................................................... 32

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

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

Contract Rates And Discounts:

= Sale Reports

Keystone Autumn Klassic................................................................. 30

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.

=Departments

Update..................................................................................8 Association Outlook........................................................12 Beef Business.....................................................................16 Tartan Plaid.......................................................................22 Junior Corner....................................................................24 Since You Asked................................................................26 Sales Calendar...................................................................49 Ad Index............................................................................50

Shorthorn Country

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

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The February cover was taken by Emily Brautigam, JAMS Shorthorns, Sidney, Ohio.

=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, show/membership coordinator & assistant youth activities director • emilyv@shorthorn.org Rochelle Wilson, director of finances • rochelle@shorthorn.org

ASA Dates of Note

April April 10 May February Jan.31-Feb. 2 NCBA Convention and Trade May 1 Show - Phoenix, Ariz. May 15 Feb. 20 Junior Fundraiser- Funding May 24 the Future Online Sale www.showstock.com Feb. 28 Membership becomes delinquent May 28 June at 11:59pm CT if not paid June 26March July 1 March 1 Late fees incur for WHR Assessment starting March 1 ($25) March 30 ASA Office Closed - Good Friday

ASA Board of Directors James Freed, president 405-370-1482 Rick Leone, vice president 719-468-1981 Ed Kruse, executive director 719-252-1084 Tom Turner, 614-499-5248 Robert Alden, 816-632-8509 Nancy Grathwohl-Heter, 785-587-7947 Hugh Mooney, 916-319-0488 Joe Bales, 615-330-2342 Dave Greenhorn, 937-470-6552 Shorthorn Foundation Bill Rasor, president American Junior Shorthorn Association Zach Fanning, president National Shorthorn Lassies Shay Bakenhus, president

AJSA Junior Board App. Deadline Junior National Ownership & Entry Deadline Junior National Late Entry Deadline All data turned in for Fall 2018 Genetic Evaluation ASA Office Closed - Memorial Day National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference, Madison, Wisconsin

Help Support the Juniors! Funding the Future Online Sale February 20, 2018 www.showstock.com

Attention Juniors Rule Changes! • Junior members turning 22 in 2018, your Junior membership is good through December 31, 2018. At that time you will need to become an adult member by January 1, 2019 to maintain membership in ASA. You are eligible to show at the Junior National in 2018 if you turned 22 prior to July 1, 2018. • The age requirement for Junior Nationals has changed! Starting January 1, 2018 junior members 7 years of age are now eligible to show at the Junior Nationals. For example, if a child turned 7 on December 31, 2017 they are eligible to show at the 2018 National Junior Show in Madison, Wisconsin.

Non-Certificate Bull List In Digital Beef, on the left-hand column, you will find a link that reads Non-Certificate Bulls. On this link, you will find bulls that have all DNA testing done for A.I. Sire qualifications; along with their results. You can also download this list as an excel spreadsheet. For a bull to become non-certificate, ALL DNA requirements for an A.I. Sire must be completed.

Genetic Condition List In Digital Beef, on the left-hand column, you will find a link that reads Genetic Conditions. On this link, you will find every animal in the registry (both bulls and females) that have been tested for DS, TH and PHA; with their status.

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

WHR Breeders WHR Assessments for 2018 were mailed 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. 2018 assessment on a dam must be completed and paid in order to register her calf born in 2018.) 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 2018 to an assessed 2018 dam will be $0) ASSESSMENT FEE SCHEDULE: January 10 - February 28, 2018 March 1 - December 15, 2018

$20 $25

2018 National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference June 26 - July 1 Madison, Wisconsin

Regular Office Hours

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

2018 International Year Code: F 8

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= Association Outlook “Developing Better Shorthorns” Breeding Cattle that Combine Phenotype & Performance Data Shorthorn Genetics Fitting Industry Needs

“2018 Denver Pen Show” The Greatest Shorthorn Yards Pen Show in Years Bulls Suitable for Purebred Herds Shorthorns are the Fourth Largest Pen Show

“Denver Junior Purebred Show” Impressive Females (from end-to-end)

“Denver Junior ShorthornPlus Show” Extra-Special Females & Individuals Through-and-Through

“Denver Open ShorthornPlus Show” A High-Quality Group of ShorthornPlus Females

“Denver Open Purebred Show” I can’t wait to see it this afternoon.

You should be here to see for yourself!

Shorthorn Impact Breed Initiatives Develop Better Shorthorn Cattle (see results in 5 years) Shorthorn Breeders Producing Better Animals Use Extensive Culling Practices Create Sire Test Program (fully operational in 2 years) Identify Cooperator Commercial Test Herds Shorthorn Breeders Contribute Semen for Sire Testing Membership Recognition 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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am in Denver and re-writing this article at the last minute before the magazine goes to press. The excitement and quality of this year’s National Show in Denver has been very impressive. One of the major motivations of this re-write comes from the Yards Pen Show. The Shorthorn Pen Show was judged by a long-time Shorthorn enthusiast, Steve McGill, a past employee of ASA and Shorthorn Breeder. His comments regarding the depth of high-quality animals were reiterated several times. I am going to take the liberty to relate how he observed high-quality. All the bulls had very good EPDs and were excellent for CE and BW. As Steve evaluated this group he combined the data and phenotype. Steve noticed and commented about the breed getting the BW problem under control and adding CE and growth at this time. Now, we must continue to give the needed attention to BW or we will regress quickly. It is important to select performance data in a balanced form while keeping an attentive eye on any particular trait that has been an issue in the past. The Denver Shorthorn Pen Show was regarded by a number of attendees as the greatest pen show the breed has seen. I will second that for my short time of being involved with the breed. The animals had structure, muscle, quality, and the looks and for added value, their EPD profiles hit the window of acceptability for most every breeder in the breed. These bulls - all the bulls, even those that did not receive Champion Pen recognition, were impressive for any breed. I want to commend all the exhibitors in the yards for bringing these exceptional animals to Denver. The Pen Show in Denver makes this a special event. The importance of having a good representation of industry-recognized bulls is highly important to our breed. This is the picture window of the industry in so many ways. The Shorthorn Pen Show is the fourth largest breed Pen Show at this Super Bowl of Livestock shows! Adding to the excitement in Denver at the National Shorthorn Show was the Summit Sale, a huge success thought to be the best yet by many. A number of the bulls shown in the yards sold very well another testament to their suburb quality. The crowd for the sale was as big as any of us can remember. Thank you to Jeff Aegerter and the team helping him who made the sale a success. Remember, I am in Denver writing this article at the last minute and the purebred Shorthorn to show is yet to come today. I can still brag on the Junior Purebred and ShorthornPlus Show, and the Open ShorthornPlus Show which took place yesterday. This was a most impressive set of females. The judge’s comments for both shows were very complimentary in regard to the depth of quality and how many really good animals were exhibited. One of the judges commented that there were so many exceptional animals, that different judges could have gone different ways when it came time to select the winners. The ShorthornPlus show for both the junior show and open show was one of the most exceptional set of females I have observed in a Plus show. Comments from judges mentioned being attractive enough to excel in a show ring while still having the attributes to make a cow in the pasture. There it is folks, real world cattle that can do well in the show ring. I am so proud of the breed at this moment and the breeders in it. Great examples of our breed were brought to the Super Bowl of cattle shows. Shorthorn breeders are showing the industry they have the goods and should to be recognized. These cattle fit our “Initiatives to Develop Better Shorthorn Cattle” These animals are better because of breeder selection for Phenotype combined with Performance Data and that is adding value to our product! =


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= Beef Business

Matt director of Woolfolk performance programs

The Art of the Deal: Bull Sale Season In the cattle business, this time of year is known as bull sale season; aka my favorite season on the cattle calendar. It is opportunity for seedstock producers to show off their genetics in hopes that their commercial customer base is impressed enough to, as the old adage goes, vote with their pocket books. It’s a chance to look across a breed and see what bloodlines are working to make quality commercial bulls. There will be many sleepless nights across the country, as bull sellers prepare and pray that there will be enough buyers (and enough dollars) to make their operation successful. Studying bull sale catalogs is probably the closest thing I have to a hobby. Marketing commercial bulls is part science, part art, and part business. I find it interesting to watch the direction of individual producers and the entire industry. Even with allegiances to specific breeds, I have learned a lot from keeping an eye on what other breeds are doing. As purebred seedstock marketers, other breeds are certainly our competition, but also a big part of our success. After all, it’s hard to utilize crossbreeding without multiple breeds! I don’t intend to predict how 2018 sales will go in the Shorthorn breed or across the industry, but I’ve picked up some interesting tidbits as we

head into the heart of the season. There were articles published around the turn of the New Year trying to forecast the strength of the 2018 bull sale season. With an improved feeder calf market, there appears to be some optimism among sellers that their bulls will fetch a fair price. As always, there are some doubters, citing a flooded market and less demand for bulls nationwide. Personally, I’m cautiously optimistic that things will hold steady and maybe improve from last year. An interesting point brought up by many producers is that not all customers are created equally. Sitting ringside, you might have some customers who sell all their calves at weaning, others who breed their own replacements, and others that retain ownership through the feedlot. All these cattlemen are looking for bulls that fit their needs at the same sale. It can be a difficult balancing act to maintain the identity of your program while providing seedstock that fit multiple marketing strategies, but it certainly can be done. Sticking to the foundation of a breeding program while making select matings to improve and fit the many needs customers is how successful producers satisfy a diverse clientele. One trend echoed by many seedstock operations is

the growing emphasis on performance data in bull selection, especially by the younger generation. Our entire world is becoming more information and technology driven, and finding the right bulls for success in the commercial cattle industry is no exception. No matter your operation size or breed affiliation, there are a few constants to being successful in the bull marketing business. First and foremost is integrity and customer service. Bull customers not only look for the operations that will sell them problem-free bulls, but also ones that properly handle the situation when a problem does arise. Building a reputation of being helpful to your buyers will go a long way in building (and keeping) a loyal customer base. While this may seem obvious, having high-quality bulls plays a big role in successfully selling bulls. Identifying the needs of your customer base and producing bulls that fit those needs well will always spur a strong bull market. Whether you have 1, 10, or 100 bulls to market this year, I wish you the best of luck. Always keep your knife sharp, your customers satisfied, and your eye out for the next great idea to improve your marketing strategy. =

2018 National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference Hotel Information - June 26-July 1 • Madison, Wisconsin: Sheraton Madison Hotel (Headquarters) 706 John Nolen Dr. Madison, WI 53713 For reservations call the hotel at (608) 251-2300 and ask for the American Shorthorn Association block. Clarion Suites at The Alliant Energy Center 2110 Rimrock Rd Madison, WI 53713 For reservations call the hotel at (608) 284-1234 and ask for the American Shorthorn Association block. 16

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Shorthorn Sale | Saturday, March 17, 2018

Show: 12:00 p.m. | Friday 3/16/18 Sale: 10:00 a.m. | Saturday 3/17/18 Ohio State Fairgrounds Columbus, Ohio Ohio Association Representative: Keith Moore | 937-763-2132 Sale Headquarters: Crown Point North Columbus, Oho | 614-885-1885 Comfort Inn Columbus, Ohio | 614-885-4084 Shorthorn Country Representative: Darryl Rahn | 217-473-1124

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4 Reasons Why...

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Sire: JSF Broker 157Z - Dam: Bergs Ruby Pride ET DOB: 12/1/17 - BW: 1.8; WW: 50; YW: 56; MK:17 Calf Champion Bull - 2017 Iowa State Fair

Sire: CF Protege X - Dam: WHR DC Chamring Lady 7111 DOB: 11/13/16 - BW: 5.0; WW: 59; YW: 71; MK:13 Champion Bull - 2017 Iowa State Fair; Illinois State Fair; Iowa Field Day Bull options for the commercial cattlemen and show focused operations.

You Should Attend the

Iowa Royal Shorthorn Sale

February 13, 2018 • Des Moines, Iowa

Bergs April Dream Lady *x4252273 Sire: SULL Red Value 5011 ET Dam: SULL Prime Dream Lady ET DOB: 12/1/17 BW: 2.3; WW: 60; YW: 78; MK:21

These two heifers will be the first SULL Red Value progeny to sell out of Sullivan Farms and Berg Shorthorn’s. These two heifers are destined to be competitive at any level especially in Madison next summer.

They All Sell!

Bergs Sweet Katie *x4262259

Sire: SULL Red Value 5011 ET Dam: Bergs Sweetie Pride ET DOB: 7/1/17 BW: 2.6; WW: 52; YW: 66; MK: 20

Josh & Ashley Berg Madeline, Kaitlyn, Lauren & Autumn 641.832.7772 - jaberg03@gmail.com Kendrick & Theresa Berg 641.732.4046 - 319.240.9012 ktberg48@yahoo.com

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= Tartan Plaid Help Support the Lassies! Happy 2018! It is that time of year when associations get together for their annual meetings and state sales. It is also the time to send in each state’s National Shorthorn Lassie dues. Dues are $10 per member and payable to the National Shorthorn Lassies. Please send them to: Pam Dressen N4787 515th St Ellsworth, WI 54011

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Your dues help fund and sponsor the National and Alternate Shorthorn Lassie Queens. They give financial support so that the National Lassies can offer our youth the Lassie Tea and Lassie 101 at Jr. Nationals. Even if you are not a member of a state Lassie Association and would like to give financial support to help continue to provide opportunities for young women to promote and educate the public

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Pam National Shorthorn Dressen Lassie Treasurer

about the Shorthorn breed, we would be grateful for your donation. The Lassie Queen in her tartan plaid is a special symbol of the Shorthorn breed. Your financial support is vital. We thank = you for your continued support.


A fancy January 2017 show heifer prospect by Pit Boss X Glamour Girl.

A powerful November 2016 son of Hot Commodity .

An outstanding May 2017 ShorthornPlus heifer by Cracker Jack.

A fancy March show heifer prospect by Professor.

Auctioneer: Bruce Brooks

580-695-2036

For catalogs or more information contact: A tremendous April 2017 show heifer prospect by Get Serious X Dixie.

An exciting April 2017 ShorthornPlus by Mr Right and out of a Maine X Red Angus cow.

Aegerter Marketing Services, Inc.

Jeff K. & Darla Aegerter 1250 Ridge Run Seward, NE 68434 402-641-4696 jeff.aegerter@gmail.com www.aegertermarketing.com

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= Junior Corner Are You Ready? Did you make a New Year’s Resolution? Any plans to keep it? Each year I set up one goal as my resolution and if you make it simple you too will succeed in accomplishing your resolution. If you haven’t set up your resolution, might I suggest that it is still not too late? One obvious resolution would be attending the Shorthorn Junior Nationals this summer in my home state of Wisconsin. Madison, Wisconsin…. is the place to be this summer and plans are already well on their way to make it a great experience for all the junior members. It is never too early to start your preparations. Start preparing for the show now. Time flies and before you know it school will be done for the year and you’ll be packing for the show. Will you be prepared? Have you found the perfect calf to show? Training the calf should already be started, even if it is just spending time brushing and tying it up for short periods. The more you work with your calf, the more comfortable you will be in the show ring. Even if you have shown the Shorthorn before there are things that need to be done. Are you keeping your animals clean? Are you changing out the bedding so the hair stays clean? Have you looked into

Damin ajsa Hadorn-Papke director

a feeding program that will provide the appropriate nutritional needs for your calf or maintain the body structure of your heifer, cow, steer or bull? Do you have a health program that includes vaccinations and don’t forget that traveling with your Shorthorn to the show means appropriate health papers from your veterinary? Remember the deadline for having the calf ’s registration papers in your name. More importantly, going to Nationals is more than just bringing a show animal; it is participating in programs and activities that will provide you with personal growth opportunities. To make the most of Junior Nationals, pick at least one other activity to participate in. Whether it is photography, cooking, judging, fitting, speaking contests, quiz bowl, graphic arts or arts and crafts; take the chance and grow with your peers. Don’t sit back and ignore all the opportunities that are provided for you; make the most of the Junior National week. This will be my last Junior National Show as a junior member and a member of the Junior Board and I can tell you that it is hard to express to you what you are missing out on if you are unwilling to put in the extra participation effort. I

attribute my achievements in life and academics with the efforts and work I put into my cattle and projects. I encourage everyone to also consider running for a Junior Board position. As I will be leaving my position, I hope to fill it with another youth member that sees the Shorthorn Breed and the youth organization as a viable extension of themselves and is willing to put forth the effort to continually strive for the betterment of the Shorthorn Breed and its youth members. You are only limited by what you are unwilling to put forth. As I leave the youth part of the Shorthorn Association, I can say that I have been an active participant in many of the programs: photography, graphic arts, crafts, speech contests, fitting contests, judging, showmanship and quiz bowl. As a junior board member, I might not have held an office other than director, but I was always willing to put forth the extra effort to help find donations for silent auctions and help with fundraiser’s and attend meetings. When you finish your last year as a junior member and look back at your participation what will you be able to say? Did you let too many great opportunities slip through your fingers? Start the New Year right….. =

2018 National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference June 26 - July 1 • Madison, Wisconsin

Funding the Future Online Sale

February 20, 2018 showstock.com

For more information or to donate, call or email Shelby Rogers 816-437-9209 or shelby@shorthorn.org

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2017 Winter Warm Up December 8&9, 2017 • hosted by University of Illinois Hoof N Horn Club & Lakeland College, Springfield, Ill. Ring A Judge: Ty Bayer • Ring B Judge: Jack Ward

Ring A - Champion Shorthorn Heifer, Kendall Nelson.

Ring A - Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer. Ring B Grand Champion Shorthorn Heifer, John Gellerman.

Ring B - Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer, Abby Clapp.

Ring A - Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer, Mackenzie Ewalt.

Ring A - Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer, Pacey Hawkins.

Ring A - Champion Shorthorn Steer. Ring B - Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer, Charlee Jones.

Ring A - Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer, Ring B - Champion Shorthorn Steer, Amber Lee.

Ring A & B, Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Steer, Sam Nightingale.

U 0f I & Lakeland Hoof N Horn Clubs.

= Since you asked... Registration Reminders When entering ShorthornPlus cattle into Digital Beef, be sure to add the commercial side first! To do so, follow the instructions below: Once logged into your Digital Beef Account: 1) Click Herd Mgmt > Recording > Commercial. 2) On the Commercial Animal Enrollment Form, you will need to fill

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out the required fields which are: Name, Sex, Birth Date and Breed %. (Hint: if your animal is commercial, select 100% “Mixed Beef Breeds”). The other fields are optional. 3)Once you have entered the information on the commercial animal you will click the Create button at the bottom. 4) After clicking Create, a registration number will appear at the bottom of the

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Heather customer service, Lange registrations, DNA

box. This will be the registration number you will use when registering offspring (which always starts with “FN” for foundation). *If your ShorthornPlus is out of a registered animal from another breed, contact our office either by phone or email and we will get them enrolled for you. =


12:30 p.m. • State Fairgrounds • Sedalia, Missouri

Heifer out of Mona Lisa X Hot Commodity

Bull out of Red Stallion X Augusta Pride cow.

Bull out of Uncle X Red Reward cow.

Bred to RSF Red Alert for a fall calf.

Auctioneer:

Bruce Brooks 508.692.2036

Bred to RSF Red Alert for a fall calf.

Sale Consultants:

Darryl Rahn, Shorthorn Country 217.473.1124 Chris Smith: 217.370.1908

For more information:

Brian Kohlstaedt. 816.716.4614 Robert Cowherd 660.641.4602 shorthorn country = february 2018

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2017 Badger Kick-Off Classic - Junior Show Madison, Wisc. • December 2&3, 2017 • hosted by the Saddle & Sirloin Club Heifer Judge: Lukas Ziegler, Windsor, MD. • Steer Judge: Matt Kleski, Ohio

Grand Champion Overall Heifer & ShorthornPlus Heifer, Mackenzie Ewalt.

Champion Shorthorn Heifer, Landon Rehberg.

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer, Kendall Nelson.

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer.

Champion Shorthorn Steer, Delana Vogelsmeier.

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer, Amber Lee.

Champion ShorthornPlus Steer, Cade Austin.

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Steer, Emma Sinclair.

Show Honorees, Sue Finley Memorial.

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WHR Assessments for 2018 ASSESSMENT FEE SCHEDULE: if paid by this date January 10 - February 28 2018 March 1 - December 15 2018

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= Sale Reports Keystone Autumn Klassic Sale Summary

2 Bulls................................$ 5,400...... avg. $ 5 Cow/Calf Pairs..............$ 17,800.... avg. $ 17 Breds.............................$ 44,400.... avg. $ 28 Opens...........................$ 55,000.... avg. $ 55 Breeding lots.............$ 122,600.avg. $

Saturday, October 21, 2017

2,700 3,560 2,612 1,964 2,358

Auctioneer: Jeff Stansberry Sale Manager: Bradley & Shirley Eisminger by: Brent Elam

A great crowd gathered for the 37th Keystone Klassic with a great set of cattle to Choose from. As always Bradley

& Shirley Eisminger had everything looking great. The crowd larger than ever was active bidding all day without a weak spot in the sale. As they say after 37 sales not getting older getting better. $5,100. Lot 17. Consigned by Masonic Village was a daughter of MH Sun Burst ET, a dark roan cow with the body and udder that’s hard to find deep smooth with eye appeal The buyer John Richman Grafton W.Va., at $3,000. Her heifer calf by Ltttle Cedar Cabrera will be this summer went to Ella MacGlasaw, Centerville, Md., at $2,100. $5, 000 Lot 53 Consigned by MFK Shorthorns. MFK. Hot Majorette 46K, a beautiful daughter of Hot Commodity out of a NPS Durango 774 daughter you will travel a lot of miles to find a bred heifer like her bred to Homedale Creole 135 Sold to Hornhead Valley Farm, Hickory, Pa. $3,800. Lot 1 Consigned by Woodside Shorthorns Woodside Mystic Mysie a red, daughter of Woodside Revolution and out of one of Bradley’s best old cow families. This heifer was Calf Champion at West Virginia this summer and surely be seen in her new home of Lane Parkhurst, Centerville, M.D. $3,200 Lot 11 Woodside Rival a thick well balanced son of Woodside Revolution a calf with a lot of future purchase by Locust Dale Farms Waynesburg, Pa. =

Send us your Shorthorn Photos We are always looking for Cover Photos. email them to tracy@shorthorncountry.org amy@shorthorncountry.org

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ASA Board Meeting Minutes ASA Board Meeting Minutes March 6 & 7, 2017 American Shorthorn Association Office, Kansas City, Mo. President Mark Gordon called the meeting to order March 6, 2017 at 1:25 p.m. Present: Mark Gordon, President, James Freed, Vice President, Ed Kruse, Robert Alden, Tom Turner, Nancy Grathwohl Heter, Marty Loving, Hugh Mooney, Rick Leone and Executive Secretary, Montie Soules Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) were reviewed and discussed. The Minutes for the December 2, 2016 Board Meeting were unanimously approved. Rochelle Wilson and Montie Soules presented financial reports for February 2017. The Board unanimously approved the financial report. Rochelle Wilson and Montie Soules presented a revised ASA budget for the last 6 months of the fiscal year. The Board unanimously approved the revised Budget. The Board approved moving cash from savings accounts into CD’s at the Northwest Bank motion passed 7 for and 1 against. Further investigation into other banks led to discussion about asking Northwest Bank to pledge assets to cover the amounts in CD’s. The Board approved a motion to rescind the motion to move savings accounts into CD’s at Northwest Bank, motion passed 7 for and 1 against. Reports for following were reviewed: Junior Activities, Marketing and Communication, Performance Activities, Fescue DNA project, Show Report, U of I Progeny Test, GeneSeek, Canadian registry, Membership Activities, NCBA Trade Show and Committee Reports for Promotion Committee, Genetic Evaluation Committee and ShorthornPlus Committee. Kathleen Aschoff reported on the breed association meeting she attended for North American in Louisville on March 2, 2017. The Board unanimously approved to name GeneSeek as the Designated DNA lab for ASA and as of July 1, 2017 no new tests would be accepted from other labs. The Board unanimously approved to inform ASA membership that ASA does not store samples submitted and that GeneSeek may have a stored sample after testing samples but cannot guarantee there will be a sample left in storage depending on the amount and quality of the sample sent in. The Board recommended that breeders keep duplicate samples of those submitted.

Recommendations for Nominees (Considerations taken into account): • Effort must be one of true dedication involving both well-known and ‘behind the scenes’ work that has continued for a lengthy amount of time and contributed to the stewardship of the Shorthorn Breed. • Efforts in breeding and promoting Shorthorn cattle that would involve genetic improvement of Shorthorn cattle. • Engaging and developing new breeders of Shorthorn cattle. • Meaningful involvement in local and state Shorthorn activities in particular, but also beef cattle activities in general. Presentation of Award: • The ASA Board of Directors will make the final selection(s). • Award will be presented at the ASA Annual meeting. Recipient will also be recognized in the Shorthorn Country. The Board approved to publish following criteria as ASA policy when: 1. On the rare occasion that a WHR assessed cow has multiple natural calves born during an assessment year, ASA policy allows for a second calf to be registered under the original assessment fee if following conditions are met. a. The calves must be registered before 12 months of age. b. The assessed cow either had twins or had a calf born early in the assessment year and calved again toward the end of the same assessment year. (in the 12-month period) c. The WHR member must contact the ASA for the adjustment to be applied to the account. A possible ambassador program for members to serve as ambassadors at Shorthorn events was discussed by the Board. The ASA staff has been contacting states to update of State Association officers list to possibly having a meeting for them at the annual meeting. This list of state association presidents and secretary managers will receive a monthly newsletter of ASA activities and policies to create a better communication link between ASA and state associations. The discussion of ambassadors was able to see how active the state associations may become. The motion was approved that active members may purchase a gift membership for new members at a 50% reduction. There were 7 votes for and 1 vote against the motion. (Due to issues with processing this action in office the motion was put on hold till next Board meeting by board action contained in an email communication to Board members immediately following the March Board meeting. The Board unanimously approved allowing expiring junior memberships to join ASA as a senior member for half price for the 1st year of their senior membership using the following process: Any Junior whose membership expires on December 31 of the year they turn 22 is eligible to become a Senior ASA member at a cost of $50 for the first year if the application printed on the back of the letter notifying them of the expiration is completed and returned, with payment in full, to the office by March 1 of the year which follows the expiration.

The Board unanimously approved to have the 2019 Junior National in Lebanon, TN the last week in June.

The Board unanimously approved to establish 2022 as the ASA Association’s 150th Anniversary and use the same theme for all activities throughout the year and appoint a committee to look into special events and/or activities for the celebration.

The Board unanimously approved to have the 2022 Junior National at Louisville, KY if the dates are available for the last week in June.

President, Mark Gordon appointed Tom Turner as Chair with assistance from the Board.

The Board adjourned for the day at 6:30 p.m.

Next ASA Board of Directors meeting was scheduled for Sept. 26 & 27, 2017

March 7, 2017 - The same Board Members reconvened.

The Board agreed to have a short meeting if needed at Junior National in Tulsa for those attending the Junior National.

President Mark Gordon called the meeting to order at 8:00 a.m. The Board unanimously approved to honor Doug Shrag as Show Honoree at the 2017 North American Jack C. Ragsdale National Shorthorn Show, to honor the John, Eddie and Lawrence Grathwahl Family at the 2017 American Royal National Shorthorn Show and to honor the Ar Su Lu Shorthorns, Baukenhus Family at the National Western, National Shorthorn Show in the Yards in Denver 2018

Montie Soules gave a staff report. The Board went into executive session. Meeting adjourned at 2:00 p. m. Conference Call Minutes

The Board unanimously approved judges for the 2018 Denver yards show.

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The Board approved unanimously to take over administrating the Builder of the Breed award with the following new system and policy for this prestigious award.

April 12, 2017

Nominations: 1. Any Active breeder Many nominate candidates 2. State Associations may nominate candidates 3. ASA Board of Directors may nominate candidates • Nominations must be turned in with a write up for the nominee on why they deserve this award (There is no official nomination form. You may write up your nomination to be any length & format.) • Nominations must be turned into the ASA by August 1 of each year

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President Mark Gordon called the conference call meeting to order April 12, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. Present: Mark Gordon, president, Jim Freed, vice president, Robert Alden, Nancy Grathwohl Heter, Tom Turner, Marty Loving, Hugh Mooney, Rick Leone and Executive Secretary, Montie Soules. Conference Call Purpose: Review of information sent to Board members pertaining to AgriGenomics continuing to have DNA for genetic condition testing entered in the registry.


ASA Board Meeting Minutes Continued Previous to the conference call, the Board was provided information from AgriGenomics and ASA attorney, Steven Crow as well as a letter from GeneSeek pertaining to this matter.

Agenda items for the Sept. Board Meeting were suggested. Items mentioned were Regional Show Classifications and 50th anniversary for Jr. National in 2018.

The Board discussed these possibilities and understands the need for a signed release statement from members as per Steven Crow, ASA attorney. A letter from GeneSeek understanding that they are not able to meet the same turnaround time as AgriGenomics was reviewed.

The Board agreed to have a committee meetings on Friday afternoon before the Annual Meeting on Saturday and Board members will split up to provide a presence at each committee meeting.

The Board instructed Montie Soules to work on finalizing a possible plan with AgriGenomics that was acceptable to Steven Crow and to have it ready for the Board to review in one week. A conference call was scheduled on Wed., April 19, 2017. Conference call meeting adjourned at 7:40 a.m.

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Conference Call Minutes ASA Board September 13, 2017 President Mark Gordon called the conference call meeting to order Sept. 13, 2017 at 7:00 a.m.

Conference Call Minutes ASA Board April 19, 2017 President Mark Gordon called the conference call meeting to order April 19, 2017 at 7:00 a.m. Present: Mark Gordon, president, Jim Freed, vice president, Ed Kruse, Robert Alden, Nancy Grathwohl Heter, Marty Loving, Hugh Mooney, Rick Leone and Executive Secretary, Montie Soules. Conference Call Purpose: To review information sent to Board members which allows AgriGenomics to be an alternative lab for ASA to test for genetic conditions. The Board asked a few question relating to information. They reviewed the agreed upon process that AgriGenomics and ASA had presented with disclaimers written by ASA legal representative, Steven Crow. The Board approved unanimously to allow AgriGenomics to become an alternative lab for genetic condition testing only, and ASA would accept test results from AgriGenomics if tests results sent to ASA were accompanied with the signed special AgriGenomics Shorthorn order form that included the ASA authorization and release of test results statement written by attorney Steven Crow. The motion also included that the ASA would charge members $3.00 per head to enter the test results from AgriGenomics into the ASA registry and that ASA would accept test results for entry into the ASA registry from GeneSeek and AgriGenomics labs only. The Board was informed of the set up and movement of funds (authorized by the Finance and Executive Committees) in CDs with Edward Jones which are FDIC guaranteed. Board action in the September 2016 meeting authorized the Finance Committee to approve this action. Conference call meeting adjourned at 7:25 a.m.

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Present: Mark Gordon, president, Jim Freed, vice president, Ed Kruse, Robert Alden, Nancy Grathwohl Heter, Marty Loving, Hugh Mooney, Rick Leone, Tom Turner and Executive Secretary, Montie Soules. Conference Call Purpose: Review Builder of the Breed selection procedure. Comments were made about number of awards and the possibility of additional awards. Motion was made and seconded to have Montie draw up descriptions for two possible additional awards to be added to Builder of the Breed - a heritagetype award and an industry-type award and submit them to the Board for review at Sept. 26 & 27 meeting. Motion passed unanimously Conference call meeting adjourned at 7:45 a.m.

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ASA Board Meeting Minutes September 26 and 27, 2017 American Shorthorn Association Office, Kansas City, Mo. President Mark Gordon called the meeting to order September 26, 2017 at 8:00 a.m. Present: Mark Gordon, President, James Freed, Vice President, Ed Kruse, Robert Alden, Tom Turner, Nancy Grathwohl Heter, Marty Loving, Hugh Mooney, Rick Leone and Executive Secretary, Montie Soules. Also attending the meeting was Tom Schwaller, ASA auditor. Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) were reviewed and discussed. The Minutes for the March 6 and 7, 2017 Board Meeting were unanimously approved.

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Rochelle Wilson and Montie Soules presented financial reports for August 31, 2017 the fiscal year end.

August 23, 2017

The Board unanimously approved the financial report.

President Mark Gordon called the conference call meeting to order August 23, 2017 at 7:00 a.m.

Tom Schwaller presented and reviewed a working daft audit for the fiscal year September 1, 2016 – August 31, 2017. A final draft of the audit will be presented to the board at the next ASA Board meeting.

Present: Mark Gordon, president, Jim Freed, vice president, Ed Kruse, Robert Alden, Nancy Grathwohl Heter, Marty Loving, Hugh Mooney, Rick Leone, Tom Turner and Executive Secretary, Montie Soules. Conference Call Purpose: Review of proposal to move funds to operating accounts and move savings to local bank, discuss Builder of the Breed, agenda items for Sept. 26-27 Board Meeting and finalizing Annual Meeting plans. Motion was made and seconded to move remaining funds from CDs at Northwest Bank to operating check books and to move the savings from 1st Security to a local Bank. Motion passed unanimously. Discussion of Builder of Breed nominees and process for the Board to move forward was reviewed. The Board agreed to have Board members submit nominations for this award to Montie Soules by Sept. 5. Montie will compile the list and forward to all Board Members for review at a conference call during the week of September 10.

Rochelle Wilson and Montie Soules presented the ASA budget for the three divisions ASA, AJSA and Junior National, for fiscal year September 1, 2017 – August 31, 2018. The Board unanimously approved this fiscal year budget with the provision that it be reviewed half way through the year. The Board unanimously approved to combine all the check books as long as the divisions are reported separately on the financial reports. Shelby Rogers gave a detailed report on the junior activities including the Junior National in Tulsa and the planning for the Junior National in Wisconsin. She also informed the Board about any rule changes for future Junior Nationals the AJSA board put in place. Items questioned from a letter to the Board were reviewed and questions asked by the Board. Shelby also gave an update on the Marketing and Promotion activities and items over the past year and plans for the future. Matt Woolfolk gave a detailed report about the performance and the genetic

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ASA Board Meeting Minutes Continued evaluation activities for ASA. Included were updates about the University of Illinois herd sire test and possible feeder calf sales in the future The Board unanimously approved to add to the AI Sire and Donor dam qualifications that the animal being tested for parentage must qualify to any parents on record. Heather and Rochelle gave a detailed report on the registry and Digital Beef. Heather and Rochelle explained any updates or changes needed with the programing of Digital Beef. Heather also gave a report on DNA activity for the past year. The board asked for a list of Genetic Conditions to be made available on the website. Digital Beef added a list for Genetic Conditions and non-certificate bulls with genetic conditions listed in Digital beef under the genetic evaluation listings for the breed. These lists are updated automatically when they are updated in the registry. Emily Velisek gave a report on the Shows, and Communications with Membership and Annual Meeting plans. The Board unanimously approved the judges list for the 2018 -2019 show season that the show committee will select judges from and AJSA Board select Junior National judges from. The Board adjourned for the day at 6:15 p.m. September 27, 2017 - The same Board Members reconvened. President Mark Gordon called the meeting to order at 8:15 a.m. Emily Velisek continued her report on the new Ambassador Program and Annual Meeting schedule and Educational Forum speakers. Amy Sampson gave a report on the Shorthorn Country magazine. Addressing articles and the system of ASA reimbursing the magazine for subscriptions and number of subscriptions they have. The Board approved unanimously a revised policy for parentage verification and pregnancy checks at National Shows as listed below. 1.The DNA parentage testing guidelines at ASA National Shows. (Junior National, North American, National Western):To replace with at ASA Sponsored National Shows or regional as determined by ASA The Board approved to publish following criteria as ASA policy when: 1. The DNA parentage testing guidelines at ASA National Shows. (Junior National, North American, National Western): To replace with at ASA Sponsored National Shows or regional as determined by ASA a. No exhibitor will be charged with any fee or have any prizes or awards removed if the animal does not DNA consistent with the registration papers unless the exhibitor is also the breeder or person who registered animal. b. If the DNA profile comes back different than the registration, the animal will be re-registered. The breeder of the animal or person that registered the animal will be charged the costs of the DNA test and pay a $250.00 re-registration fee. If during the next five (5) years the same breeder or anyone of the immediate family of the breeder or persons registering the animal has another animal tested at a Major Show that does not match the registration at ASA of the animal, the breeder will be charged for the test and assessed $1,000.00 fee. In addition, that breeder would be required to submit a DNA profile for each animal they registered for the next one (1) year. c. If an animal DNA tests as not a purebred or at least a 50% shorthorn, the Association will issue the proper registration papers if the animal qualifies for any type of registration. 2. Testing to confirm required pregnancy of females over 20 months of age at the time of the show, excluding cows with calf at side. a. No exhibitor will be charged any fee for the pregnancy testing procedure. The pregnancy testing will be done by blood test drawn at the time of the show. If the animal comes back as being open when the rules state they should be pregnant that animal will lose any points accumulated for any awards at the said show. The award the animal receives will be revoked for future publication from said show the animal was tested open at. The exhibitor will be notified by letter from the American Shorthorn Association of such finding. In the case of an exhibitors first time offense of showing an open animal when the rules say they are required to be pregnant. The exhibitor of the animal will be fined $250 for this first time offense of the rule and lose above mentioned points and future award recognition. It is understood that exhibitor is on probation for the next Five (5) years. If the exhibitor has a 2nd offense for showing an open female when required to be pregnant during their probation period, they will be fined $1,000 and lose all points and future award recognition for that animal for that show. They will also be required to bring a lab report proving pregnancy of any animal over 20 months of age at the time of the show and a written

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statement signed by A certified veterinary that they did the test and certify said animal was the one tested before the exhibitor will be allowed to show a female over 20 months of age when required to be pregnant. The Board unanimously approved to add 2 new awards, The Shorthorn Heritage Award and Shorthorn Merit Award. These awards should be presented at the annual meeting when the Builder of the Breed award is presented. The descriptions of the new awards are. The Shorthorn Heritage Award The Shorthorn Heritage Award recognizes Shorthorn members who have shown exceptional leadership for Shorthorn activities in a state or regional area. These honorees are persons that have shown exceptional passion in all areas of the breed. Award recipients have promoted the breed by taking leadership roles within their respective geographical areas. They are individuals that can be given credit to helping with the long-term success of the breed at any level. They have attended functions, been a mainstay, and have shown their passion and love for the breed and the people in the breed. A Heritage Award winner is a true Shorthorn enthusiast who has positively impacted the breed to the benefit of all Shorthorn breeders. The Shorthorn Merit Award The Shorthorn Merit Award will recognize individuals that are not Shorthorn breeders who support and promote the cattle industry. This award honors those beef cattle industry leaders who have specifically assisted and had a positive influence on the Shorthorn breed. These individuals have been exceptional supporters and dedicated friends of the Shorthorn breed for many years. The Board unanimously approved to select Dr. Larry Cundiff for the Shorthorn Merit award in 2017. The Board unanimously approved to select Kenneth Bridges from GA, Don Hutzel from OH and Lee and Joy Kirby from TN for the Shorthorn Heritage Award in 2017. The Board unanimously selected Laurence Pathy from Quebec and John Sullivan from Iowa as the Builders of the Breed for 2017. Patrick Wall presented the results of the fescue tolerant project results with Agbotanica. The test results confirmed the tests are accurate and he recommended moving forward with a $Fescue Index he designed and shared with Matt Woolfolk. The Board unanimously approved to initiate the first $Fescue Index in the industry for Shorthorn cattle. The motion included that the score from the test would be published in the registry and the evaluation of the testing be done through the $Fescue index as presented. Patrick Wall also present information on possible sire testing location for feed conversion in the future. The Board instructed the executive to contact Digital beef on a possible proposal to extend the contract in place The Board unanimously approved to resend motion for breeder discount membership purchased by other breeders that was approved in the March 2017 Board meeting. The Board unanimously approved the guidelines listed below for a State Ambassador program: Ambassador Guidelines Ambassadors are volunteers that will be a liaison for ASA to share updated information and hand out promotional material in their state. These ambassadors need to be members of ASA in good standing and be willing to attend state functions such as; field days, annual meetings, shows, sales or any other state activity requested. When given the opportunity they should be prepared to speak to the group in attendance and share updated information sent to them from the ASA. Ambassador rules and regulations: • State ambassadors would ideally be a state officers with the chairman being the president. - In the event no state officers accept the position state association members may be trained and approved by ASA and ASA will chose the chairman. • Ambassadors will be approved for a one-year term from ASA annual meeting to the following ASA annual meeting. • Ambassadors terms can be renewed annually. • NO more than 4 ambassadors per state will be approved annually. - In the event that more than 4 members request ambassadorship, state officers will be asked to make a decision to select the 4 ambassadors for the year. • Ambassadors must be a member of ASA and their state organization in order to represent the state. • If an ambassador is not fulfilling their duties they may be asked to


ASA Board Meeting Minutes Continued relinquish their role as an ambassador and will not be re-approved for the next term. Responsibilities of Ambassadors: • To be in contact with ASA Membership Coordinator for information. • To be in constant contact with fellow state ambassadors to share the responsibilities. • Help supply state information that can be added to the ASA calendar. • Be informed by ASA about any new or updated policies they can share with state members. • Ask for promotional products at least 3 weeks in advance before the state event. • Layout or Hand out promotional products at state events - It is the ambassador’s responsibility to pick up remaining ASA promotional material after an event and not waste the items. • Ambassadors should contact the event beforehand to let them know they will be attending and that they will bring promotional items from ASA. • Send a post event report to ASA that would include the amount of attendance, cattle numbers and any other significant information pertaining to the event.

Responsibilities of ASA to the Ambassadors: • ASA Membership Coordination to be in monthly communications or more frequently if needed with state ambassadors. • ASA will train and provide guidance for the role of state ambassadors. - Training will be held at annual meetings, emails or webinars. • ASA to provide promotional material they request ( 3 weeks prior to event). • Provide ambassadors with a script of updates and/or policy changes they can share with their state membership. Ambassador must realize importance of script, to make sure policies are read correctly and there is no confusion. • Assist ambassadors and answer any questions they may have. • Provide ambassadors with credentials. Montie Soules gave a staff report. The Board went into executive session. Meeting adjourned at 2:10 p. m.

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Sale Mangement • Online Sales • Private Treaty Sales

Feb. 6 - Jungels Shorthorn Farm, Durhams in the Dakotas Bull Sale, Kathryn, ND. Feb. 20 - Funding the Future Online Sale hosted on showstock.com Feb. 24-25 - Studer Shorthorns and Gilman Shorthorns, Don’t You Think It’s Time Online Bull Sale, Creston, IA, hosted on showstock.com Feb. 27 - Alden Farms/Highland Farms, Genetic Advancement Online Sale, Hamilton, MO and Pittsfield, IL, hosted on showstock.com Mar. 3 - Kentucky Beef Expo Sale, Louisville, KY. Mar. 4 - Cagwin Farms, Bold Future Online Sale, Virginia, IL, hosted on showstock.com Mar. 8 - Paint Valley Shorthorns and Byland Shorthorns “New Brand” Online Bull Sale, Millersburg, OH hosted on showstock.com Mar. 13-14 - Cates Farms, Modoc Madness Online Sale, Modoc, IN, hosted on showstock.com Mar. 14-15 - Treasures of the Tank, Seward, NE, hosted on showstock.com Mar. 18 - Sullivan Farms, NO BULL Fall Heifer Online Sale, Dunlap, IA and Martell, Neb. Mar. 19 - Sullivan Farms, NO BULL Spring Show Heifer and Bred Heifer Sale, Dunlap, IA. Mar. 20 - Sullivan Farms and Gana Farms, Designer Genes Online Semen and Embryo Sale, Dunlap, IA, and Martrell, NE. Mar. 20 - Schrag 605 Spring Forward Online Sale, Marion South Dakota hosted on showstock.com. Mar. 25 - WHR Shorthorns, Lone Star Edition XX Sale, Van Alstyne, TX. Apr. 10 - Texas State Shorthorn Sale, hosted on showstock.com. Apr. 15 - Little Cedar Cattle Co., Springtime Revival, Meeker, OK. Online sales with a personal touch.

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

shorthorn country = february 2018

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= Ad Index AAA Shorthorns............................................ 42 Aegerter Cattle Co.......................................... 5 Aegerter Marketing Services, Inc................... 49 Alden Farms.................................................. 30 Bartels Bros................................................... 42 Bennett Land & Cattle.................................. 42 Berg Shorthorns............................................ 19 Berg Shorthorns............................................ 42 Bigelow Farms............................................... 42 Bollum Family Shorthorns............................ 13 Bowman Superior Genetics........................... 42 Bridle Path Ranch......................................... 42 Brooks, Bruce................................................ 45 Bye Well Shorthorns...................................... 42 Byland Polled Shorthorns.............................. 45 Cagwin Farms............................................. 911 Cairns Shorthorns......................................... 42 Cates Farms................................................... 42 Cattle Visions.......................................... 25, 45 Country K Shorthorns.................................. 42 Crawfdown Farms......................................... 42 Dedmon Shorthorns..................................... 42 DJS Shorthorns............................................. 42 Double C Shorthorns.................................... 42 DTR Cattle Co............................................. 42 Duis Farms.................................................... 42 FH Shorthorns.............................................. 41 Fieser Family Polled Shorthorns.................... 22 Fischer Cattle Company................................ 43 Fred & Emily Golemboski............................ 41 Greenhorn Cattle Company, LLC................. 43 Haumont Shorthorns.................................... 43 Heritage Shorthorn Society........................... 21 Hiland Shorthorns........................................ 45

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Homeplace Farms.......................................... 43 Hub Ranch Shorthorns................................. 43 Humble Stock Farm...................................... 43 Illinois Breeders United For Impact........... 3839 Inness Shorthorns.......................................... 43 Iowa Royal Sale............................................. 18 Iroquoian Shorthorns.................................... 43 James F. Bessler, Inc....................................... 45 Jordan Acres.................................................. 38 Kentucky National Shorthorn Sale................ 23 Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm........................... 43 Keystone Shorthorns..................................... 43 Keystone Shorthorns..................................... 43 Kohlstaedt Farms........................................... 39 KW Cattle Co............................................... 43 Leveldale Farms..................................14-15, 43 Little Cedar Cattle Co................................... 43 Loving Farms................................................ 17 Masonic Village............................................. 43 McKee Family Shorthorns............................. 43 Meyer Family Shorthorns.............................. 44 Meyer Farms................................................. 44 Minnesota Shorthorn Sale............................. 41 Missouri Shorthorn Association State Sale..... 27 New River Cattle........................................... 44 NILE Valley Farm......................................... 44 Norman Farms.............................................. 44 Ohio Beef Expo............................................. 29 Oklahoma Sooner Centennial Shorthorn Sale.40 Oler Farm..................................................... 44 Ostermeyer’s Shorthorns............................... 39 Paint Valley Farms......................................... 48 Phildon Farms............................................... 44 Prospect Hill Shorthorns............................... 44

shorthorn country = february 2018

Respite Farms LLC ‘Sugarbird Shorthorns’.... 39 Richardson Farms Shorthorns....................... 44 RL Cattle Company...................................... 44 Robjoy Shorthorns........................................ 44 Rockin G Land & Cattle............................... 44 Rocky Branch Shorthorns............................. 44 Rod Shorthorn Farm..................................... 39 Schrag Shorthorn Farms............................ 3, 44 Sears Marketing Services, LLC...................... 44 SharBen Shorthorns...................................... 44 Showstock.com............................................. 48 Simon Farms................................................. 44 Singing H Shorthorns................................... 44 Smoky Mountain Farm................................. 44 Springtime Revival Sale................................. 50 Stangl Shorthorns.................................... 35, 44 Stone Springs Shorthorns.............................. 45 Strode Family Shorthorns.............................. 44 Sullivan Farms................................................. 0 Sullivan Farms............................................... 45 Sullivan Supply............................................. 45 Sutherland Shorthorns.................................. 45 Ten Mile Farm Shorthorns............................ 45 Tennessee Agribition..................................... 31 Top Notch Stock Farm.................................. 45 Turner Family Shorthorns............................. 45 Tynywtra’s..................................................... 45 Warner Ranch............................................... 45 Waukaru Shorthorns............................ 45, IBC Wendt, Kevin................................................ 45 WHR Shorthorns.........................................6-7 Wilson Livestock Agency............................... 45


March 17, 2018 - At the farm, rensselaer, Indiana

bold. BONA FIDE. beef bulls

Waukaru Verve 7092 x4252465

2/28/17 • MGS: Waukaru Patent 8161 Sire: Muridale Skoll 38Y • Dam: Waukaru Cumberland 3046

EPD: RANK:

CED 12 5 CW 5 65

BW -0.9 15 REA 0.12 20

WW 57 30 MB -0.01 70

YW 63 45 FT -0.01 95

MK 14 80 $CEZ 42.46 10

TM 42 55 $BMI 123.23 25

CEM 2 35 $F 52.77 45

ST 13 5 Fescue 78.56

Waukaru Angelo 7039 x4252407

EPD: RANK:

Waukaru Leo 7064 4252435

CED 11 10 CW 8 50

BW -1.8 10 REA -0.15 80

WW 61 20 MB 0.45 2

YW 70 25 FT -0.01 95

MK 22 15 $CEZ 36.42 20

TM 53 5 $BMI 137.97 10

CEM 5 15 $F 59.90 10

ST 12 10 Fescue 79.41

• Over 80% of offering is better than breed average for CED and BEPD • Over 75% of the offering is at or above the top 15% of the breed for growth • 60% of the offering is above the top 15% for of the breed for $British Maternal Index • 85% of the offering is above the top 15% of the breed for $FEED

Request your catalog today

CED 6 45 CW 326 5

BW 1.3 35 REA -0.08 60

WW 67 10 MB 0.27 10

YW 93 3 FT -0.01 95

MK 18 40 $CEZ 16.73 65

TM 51 10 $BMI 139.30 5

CEM 5 15 $F 65.43 1

ST 12 10 Fescue 71.33

Waukaru Trenton 7062 x4252433

2/18/17 • MGS: Waukaru Gold Card 5042 Sire: Byland Top Gun 2G8 • Dam: Waukaru 5042 Goldie 2199

EPD: RANK:

Waukaru yuma 7073 x4252448

2/7/17 • MGS: Waukaru Patent 8161 Sire: Byland Top Gun 2G8 • Dam: Waukaru Red Nan 3075ET

EPD: RANK:

2/18/17 • MGS: Ash Valley Duty 9586 Sire: Waukaru Patent 8161 • Dam: Waukaru Florabelle 2078 CED 1 85 CW 40 1

BW 3.5 80 REA 0.23 10

WW 80 1 MB -0.04 80

YW 111 1 FT -0.03 70

MK 9 >95 $CEZ -3.6 95

TM 49 15 $BMI 112.15 50

CEM 2 35 $F 64.54 2

ST 10 20 Fescue 41.57

EPD: RANK:

2/22/17 • MGS: Glenell IMF B90 Sire: Waukaru Patent 8161 • Dam: Waukaru 1st Kiss 2062

CED 3 70 CW 40 1

BW 3.0 70 REA 0.26 10

WW 79 1 MB -0.21 >95

YW 112 1 FT 1.00 >95

MK 7 >95 $CEZ 2.91 90

TM 47 25 $BMI 105.49 65

CEM -5 95 $F 63.89 2

ST 7 45 Fescue 18.46

Waukaru FULL Tilt 7033 x4252401

1/28/17 • MGS: Waukaru Gold Card 5042 Sire: Byland Top Gun 2G8 • Dam: Waukaru Ruby Rose 2005

EPD: RANK:

CED 8 25 CW 21 15

BW 1.3 35 REA -0.17 85

WW 62 15 MB 0.29 10

YW 84 10 FT -0.03 70

MK 21 20 $CEZ 23.88 45

TM 52 10 $BMI 135.26 10

CEM 2 35 $F 62.76 3

ST 12 10 Fescue 57.22

Also Selling a select group of females

Waukaru Livingston 7024 x4252393 EPD: RANK:

1/25/17 • MGS: Leveldale Rocky 227Z ET Sire: KL Prime Time Teddy • Dam: Waukaru Minnie 5129

CED 14 2 CW 8 50

BW -0.08 15 REA -0.14 80

WW 57 30 MB 0.08 35

YW 69 30 FT -0.01 95

MK 16 60 $CEZ 48.63 4

TM 44 40 $BMI 132.85 15

CEM 2 35 $F 56.68 20

ST 12 10 Fescue 72.46

7577 S. 210 E. • Rensselaer, Indiana 47978 Barry and Anita Jordan: 219-866-3513 • cell: 219-819-0430 Toby and Jodi Jordan: cell: 219-819-4603 Mark and Heidi Jordan: cell: 765-426-1990 TB accredited and certified bangs free, Johnes tested.

www.waukaru.net


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