2018 July Shorthorn Country

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The Voice of the Shorthorn Breed.

CED: 18; BW: -2.6; WW: 54; YW: 75; MK: 18; TM: 45; CEM: 11; ST: 16; YG: -0.28; FT: -0.11; REA: -0.26; MB: -0.15; FT: -0.11; $CEZ: 58.74; $BMI: 144.33; $F: 53.07

CED: 10; BW: 0.9; WW: 45; YW: 59; MK: 22; TM: 44; CEM: 7; ST: 9; YG: -0.25; REA: -0.28; MB: 0.08; FT: -0.08; $CEZ: 38.87; $BMI: 124.52; $F: 49.78


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CED: 12; BW: 0.3; WW: 55; YW: 79; MK: 24; TM: 51; CEM: 9; ST: 19; YG: -0.28; CW: -18; REA: -0.11; MB: -0.14; FT: -0.08; $CEZ: 38.22; $BMI: 133.44; $F: 52.67

CED: 13; BW: 0.1; WW: 64; YW: 93; MK: 21; TM: 53; CEM: 6; ST: 18; YG: -0.14; CW: 2; REA: 0.22; MB: 0.20; FT: -0.02; $CEZ: 38.74; $BMI: 135.10; $F: 61.84

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Shorthorn Country july 2018 issue 6 • volume 45

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= Features

President Article................................................................................ 26 Vice President Article....................................................................... 34 How Do We Make Shorthorns “Fit”............................................... 38 Annual Meeting................................................................................. 54 Past ASA Executives.......................................................................... 74 Meet the Interns................................................................................. 80 Past Builder of the Breed................................................................ 102 State Associations............................................................................ 106 State Junior Advisors....................................................................... 108

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= Sale Reports

Sun Country Shorthorn Sale............................................................ 92

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Update................................................................................18 Association Outlook........................................................14 Beef Business.....................................................................20 Junior Corner....................................................................78 Since You Asked................................................................51 News & Notes....................................................................66 Beef Blurb..........................................................................72 Show Schedule................................................................110 Regional Show Schedule................................................112 Sales Calendar.................................................................115 Ad Index..........................................................................116

Shorthorn Country

7607 NW Prairie View Rd, Platte Woods, MO 64151-1544 816-599-7777 •  FAX: 816-599-7782 • www.shorthorncountry.net

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The July cover taken by Cindy Cagwin-Johnston and is a Herd Sire at Warner Ranch, Riverton, Wyoming. Cover design by Amy Sampson, Shorthorn County.

=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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= Association Outlook The Shorthorn Breed is on the Move Annual Meeting Forum & Awards Banquet Nov. 30 & Dec. 1, 2018 Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Kansas City, MO Friday, Nov. 30 Morning Sessions Educational Breakout

Online Registration Training Performance Program Updates State Membership Communications Marketing Strategies

Afternoon Sessions

Speakers addressing Niche Beef Markets Analyze the Beef Markets of Today and Tomorrow Consumer Sustainability Developing a Grass Fed Beef Program Certification of Farms for Niche Markets Finding Opportunities in Private Markets (panel of successful farm operators)

Friday Evening Social An Annual Membership Gathering

Saturday, Dec. 1 Morning Sessions Educational Forum

Industry Opportunities ASA Performance Programs How Feed Conversion Can Affect Probability Panel Discussion: with Owners and Operators “Success Breeding Programs in The Industry”

Lunch Afternoon Sessions

Annual Meeting & Social

Evening Awards Banquet

“Special Guest Speaker” Merit Award, Heritage Award & Builder of the Breed (Contact ASA for Information to Nominate Candidates)

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


ach July the Heard Book issue of the Shorthorn Country is very special. It is used as a reference by most breeders throughout the year. The great news this year is the number of advertisers has increased over last year. Breed activity continues to grow. I would like to bring your attention to our Annual Meeting, Forum and Awards Banquet, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, 2018 at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Kansas City. Friday morning, Nov. 30, begins with Breakout Sessions including registry information, performance programs, state membership activity and marketing strategies followed by Committee meetings. The morning sessions are great opportunities for members and breeders to gain education and information about programs at ASA. Friday afternoon we will start the Educational Forum sessions with speakers and folks that have developed niche type markets in the beef industry. This afternoon session will present some possibilities for breeders to consider or start niche type beef markets for their operations. We have seen interest in this area and made it a priority to find successful operators who will share their process and experiences in developing a niche type beef market. Opportunities exist for breeders and members to develop a Shorthorn Beef niche market if it fits your operation. Friday evening we will host a social for fellowship and sharing with Shorthorn enthusiasts. The Forum continues Saturday morning with topics such as opportunities in the beef cattle industry, performance program information, and an in-depth look at how feed conversion is effecting genetic selection and market. A panel of successful cattle breeders will share how they have taken advantage of opportunities in our industry. In the afternoon we will have our ASA annual meeting at which delegates will elect ASA Board Members. The Awards Banquet will be Friday evening; we have invited a guest speaker who should be quite entertaining for all in attendance. Awards will be presented for Century Club, Show, Performance and the Merit, Heritage and Breeder of the Year will be announced. The new additions we are planning will make the evening something everyone will enjoy. Members who have attended this event comment on the benefits from the forum and the networking time with Shorthorn breeders from across the country. This is a must attend event for all Shorthorn members and breeders. All paid members and members in good standing will receive a ballot in August to elect delegates from their state to represent at the annual meeting. ASA is launching a new app for your cell phones that will be featured and used at Junior National. This should increase your accessibility to information at ASA. Please check on page 72 for more information concerning the app. In this issue please take time to look at an article addressing “How Do We Make Shorthorns Fit” in our breed and industry to help improve Shorthorn Cattle on page 38. Matt and I put a considerable amount of time into this. We are not saying you have to agree with everything we say; we are just sharing our opinions on the subjects addressed. The ASA Board of Directors is committed to the Initiatives on this page. Number one is Developing Better Shorthorn Cattle! We hope this information will help members achieve this. By now you should be looking at the new one step (Bolt) EPDs. These will be updated each Monday at noon. This is a busy time of the year for everyone. I encourage you to register all your calves before Aug. 31, our year-end, to make sure we top 15,000 registrations! Hope everyone is having a great summer and let everyone know Shorthorns are On the Move! =

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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 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

Sept. 14 American Royal ownership deadline and entry deadline October Oct. 1 NAILE entry deadline Oct. 6 KILE National Shorthorn and ShorthornPlus Show Oct. 7 KILE Junior Shorthorn and ShorthornPlus Show Oct. 25 American Royal Junior Shorthorn Show and National Shorthorn Show - 12 pm November Nov. 10 NAILE - Jr. ShorthornPlus Show Nov. 11 NAILE - Jr. Shorthorn Show Nov. 12 NAILE - National ShorthornPlus Show followed by National Shorthorn Show (cattle released after conclusion of show) Nov. 22-23 ASA Office Closed- Thanksgiving and day after December Nov. 30- ASA Annual Meeting Forum & Dec. 1 Awards Banquet, Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Kansas City, MO

2018 NAILE Hotel Info Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport 2735 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209 • Phone: 502-637-2424 Ask for the American Shorthorn Block

Think Ahead!! Now is the time to be getting your animals registered! If you plan to attend a show this coming summer/fall, we ask that you please get those animals registered now. This will help our staff and you, as the member, in case there are any problems while trying to register the animal. This is also a reminder to get your Donor Dams’ DNA testing completed.


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Commercial Acceptance Committee Aug. 6 7:00 pm CT Nov. 5 7:00 pm CT Promotion Committee July 16 7:00 pm CT Oct. 15 7:00 pm CT ShorthornPlus/Composite Committee Aug. 14 7:00 pm CT Oct. 16 7:00 pm CT Genetic Evaluation Committee Aug. 13 5:00 pm CT Oct. 8 5:00 pm CT Contact emilyv@shorthorn.org if you would like to participate in these committee calls.

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

WHR Breeders

ASA Dates of Note July July 1 The Summit - IGS Youth Leadership Conference Registration Deadline, register online at juniorshorthorn.com July 4 ASA Office Closed July 19- The Summit - IGS Youth July 22 Leadership Conference, Fort Worth, Texas August Aug. 1 Ballots for delegate voting will be mailed to members in good standing Aug. 25 National Shorthorn Field Day, University of Illinois, Champaign, Ill. Aug. 31 Keystone International Livestock Expo (KILE) entry deadline Aug. 31 ASA Fiscal year ends: All registrations counted for Century Club must be registered September Sept. 3 ASA Office Closed - Labor Day Sept. 4 All ballots due in ASA office for electing delegates

Upcoming Committee Conference Calls

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, if calf is registered within 12 months) ASSESSMENT FEE SCHEDULE: March 1 - December 31, 2018


Have you moved? Have you moved and have a new address? If so, please send your updated address, phone number and email to the ASA.

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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

= Beef Business

Finding Value in Genomics Most months, I have a topic in mind and bring some educational merit to this column. This time, I decided to put on my philosopher hat and attempt to generate some thought. My goal is not to change anyone’s mind or current management practices, but rather to shine some light on other perspectives different than what you might already be doing in your herd. We officially have our single-step EPDs live and running weekly through the BOLT software. If you have read anything that has been published outlining the new system, you’ve noticed that the genomic impact on EPDs is greater than before. With advanced computing software, it’s now easier to incorporate the information collected from studying an animal’s genetic makeup, giving us a better indication of their potential for specific traits. After all, an animal’s own genetic makeup is what drives their performance, so it makes sense to incorporate that information into our EPDs. The increased role of genomics has spurred interest in genomic testing, but there are several schools of thought on the best method. For this exercise, pretend that there are 50 head of what you consider ideal Shorthorn cows in a pasture. Every year, these wonderful cows produce exactly 25 excellent bull calves and 25 outstanding heifer calves. You have an extra $1,000 in your budget, and as much as you might like to put it in the bank, for this exercise it must be spent on genomic testing. You notice the ASA offers the “uLD” genomic test for $40/head, which would allow you to genomically test 25 of your calves and receive GE-EPDs. How do you decide which 25 to test? It’s becoming more commonplace to see bull sale offerings that have genomically tested the entire offering. Genomically testing your yearling bulls helps develop a better idea of their genetic potential, and your customers appreciate that when making their buying decisions. The tough question is: will the customer place enough value in GE-EPDs to pay a premium for 20

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your bulls? The increased accuracies are great, and knowing how many progeny records genomic testing equates to for a trait alleviates some risk. However, the decision to genomically test bulls has to be backed up by a vote of confidence from your customer’s checkbook. Unless you are using a bull in your herd, testing your bulls has more benefit for genetic improvement for the purchaser than it does for you. Maybe testing heifers is a better idea? Normally, you replace 10-15 of your cows each year. Deciding which half of the heifers stay in the herd is never easy. Perhaps having genomically-enhanced EPDs will help separate the top cut. Genomic information might be handy on selecting the last few replacement candidates, where the margin between keepers and shippers is thin. Over 4 to 5 years, keeping these genomically tested heifers will result in your whole cow herd having GE-EPDs. With better information at your fingertips, you are more informed to make sound mating decisions when producing the next generation of Shorthorns. With the new BOLT system, parents with GE-EPDs have an impact on the EPDs of their progeny as well. Over the life of a cow, that $40 investment can certainly recoup itself in the added value of producing better calves thanks to the availability of genomic information. Both schools of thought can pay for the initial costs of genomic testing, and both options offer better information for making selection decisions. The debate boils down to when the value is realized from testing, and who benefits the most in terms of genetic progress. With testing your sale bulls, the monetary value is returned quicker, but doesn’t the customer reap the rewards of enhanced genetic information? By testing heifers, the value may not be realized as quickly. The value lies in making better selections of replacements, as well as having GEEPDs available when breeding your cows. Having a genomically tested cow herd can help you further genetic progress in your operation.

Matt director of Woolfolk performance programs

Some of you are thinking about an idea I haven’t mentioned yet: testing some bulls and some heifers, but not all of either one. This could certainly be done. However, it’s similar to only reporting your heaviest weaning weights. If you don’t weigh (or test) all the animals in the group, the best ones don’t look as strong when you omit the bottom. You might identify some calves as having some superior genetics, but maybe you don’t see the total impact of not having them compared to everyone in the group: the good, the bad, and the ugly. It’s a tale of “Profit vs Progress” when comparing these methods of genomic testing. In an even more perfect world, there would be $2,000 in the budget and all calves could be tested. How do you decide what method works best for you? Start off by listening to your customers. If they show interest and willingness to pay more for genomically tested bulls, then it’s hard not to consider that route. If they’re not too keen on the idea, maybe it’s more worthwhile to give the ladies in the heifer pen a uLD genomic test at weaning day. Whatever decision you make in the real world, I hope you consider incorporating genomic testing into your program. If you already have, I hope you have a plan in place that is helping you realize the value of your investment in testing. There’s only so much we can discern with our eyes and our scales. Genetics are what make cattle unique, and the ability to have more of that information in hand when breeding them is an advantage. Everyone has different goals and focuses in their herd. However, we all can agree that breeding better cattle, and doing so while making a profit, is a primary goal that we should do whatever we can to achieve. =


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= President Outlook

James ASA Freed president

Our Future Looks Good As I was thinking about what to write for this article, my mind could not help but go back to my beginning with this organization. We had just moved to our new home in the country and our daughter had joined the 4-H program. After a very brief stint in trying to show sheep, our daughter, through the advice of our Ag-Ed teacher, embarked on showing a Shorthorn steer. Little did I know how far and where that decision would take our family. We enjoyed showing that Shorthorn steer, and came to love the breed with its fine people and the gentle nature of the Shorthorn cattle. As time went along we decided to expand and she started showing heifers, because we wanted to start forming a herd of cattle that would be a learning experience for our daughter and our son who would later join in showing Shorthorn cattle. We decided to name the venture—Double J Ranch—after the first initials of those two children. As time went along, not only did we develop a nice herd of those Shorthorn

cattle, but we began to develop relationships with breeders of this great breed of cattle. They were such a great source of knowledge and encouragement for our two children and for Bev and myself. Through the junior program, our children learned many things beyond just the cattle, including but not limited to, public speaking, leadership, friendships, responsibility, and working together as a family. Little by little, we recognized that we wanted to continue this venture even after our children were finished with their time in the junior program. We continued Double J Ranch and Bev even started her own venture, Jeepetta Cattle Company, because there had developed in our hearts, a love for this Shorthorn cattle and maybe even more a love for our fellow breeders. As time went along, the opportunity for us to give back to the breed and to the those fine people who had done so much for us and our children. To serve on the Board of Directors and to be Advisors to National Junior

Board, came our way, and man, what a thrill those things and times brought to us. To give back to this organization and to the Junior program, was a way of saying thanks for all the breeders and the organization had done in making our children and even Bev and I , more informed about cattle, this breed, and life in general. So now, as my term on the Board is coming to an end—I can only say thanks for the memories, fun, and excitement. Every hour spent in serving, does not even come close to thanking the organization and the people, for what was given to our children and even now our grandchildren, and especially to Bev and myself. We all need to recognize that “paying it forward” is a way to promote and ensure that this great breed of cattle and breeders, continues to be a force in the cattle business not only in the USA but worldwide. The junior program has value now, but its real value is in the future. And our future does truly look good. =



• PERFORMANCE – our cattle have to perform under any environment. • PREDICTABILITY – sound genetics ensure our cattle meet expectations. • PROFITABILITY – our cattle must make money for us, but more importantly for our customers. Hillside Farm genetics have been influencing Shorthorns from South Carolina to California, Canada to Australia. The next time you’re looking for performance based, predictable, profitable Shorthorns, maybe we can help you too!


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CED: 10 BW: 1.3 WW: 50 YW: 82 MK: 24 TM: 50 CEM: 6 ST: 16 YG: -0.34 CW: -4 REA: 0.04 MB: 0.08 FT: -0.11 $CEZ: 30.75 $BMI: 121.56 $F: 54.22

Byland Rolex 7RX69 x4252846 Byland Soggy Dog x4252850 CED: 17; BW: -1.1; WW: 54; YW: 86; MK: 22; TM: 50; CEM: 13; ST: 13; YG: -0.40; CW: -11; REA: 0.26; MB: -0.19; FT: -0.10; $CEZ: 54.35; $BMI: 145.63; $F: 53.25

JSF McCoy 39Z *x4190259

CED: 21; BW: -2.4; WW: 43; YW: 67; MK: 21; TM: 42; CEM: 16; ST: 12; YG: -0.63; CW: -25; REA: 0.44; MB: -0.24; FT: -0.14; $CEZ: 73.10; $BMI: 158.44; $F: 48.21

Studer’s Taylor Made 7Y x4176051

JSF Gauge 137W x4164807

CED: 13; BW: -1.7; WW: 49; YW: 62; MK: 30; TM: 54; CEM: 9; ST: 20; YG: -0.09; CW: -31; REA: -0.21; MB: 0.24; FT: 0.00; $CEZ: 45.10; &BMI: 142.55; $F: 53.32; $Fescue: 90.55

JSF Wall Street 106C ET x4228704

CED: 20; BW: -2.1; WW: 53; YW: 83; MK: 19; TM: 45; CEM: 14; ST: 12; CW: -4; REA:0.29; MB: 0.13; FT: -0.06; $CEZ: 66.12; $BMI: 143.21; $F: 52.84

CED: 15; BW: -0.7; WW: 61; YW: 86; MK: 26; TM: 56; CEM: 10; ST: 19; YG: -0.33; CW: -12; REA: 0.04; MB: 0.15; FT: -0.09; $CEZ: 48.59; &BMI: 161.45; $F: 59.84

Studer’s Snapchat 22B x4207892

CED: 15; BW: -0.7; WW: 60; YW: 89; MK: 16; TM: 46; CEM: 9; ST: 16; CW: -17; REA: 0.03; MB: -0.06; FT: -0.07; $CEZ: 47.03; $BMI: 135.53; $F: 56.47

At Byland Farms emphasis is also placed on: • Calvability without assistance • Efficient, easy fleshing cows that are productive on a grass and hay diet outside year round • Carcass quality traits/ we feed out our own cattle; market them on the rail and collect carcass data.

Byland Global 5M10 x4224565

CED: 16; BW: -2.4; WW: 29; YW: 43; MK: 33; TM: 47; CEM: 12; ST: 16; YG: -0.49; CW: -20; REA: 0.29; MB: -0.23; FT: -0.11; $CEZ: 58.42; &BMI: 1136.83; $F: 40.19; $Fescue: 93.83

Studer’s Universal 10B x4207767

CED: 8; BW: 3.8; WW: 78; YW: 110; MK: 18; TM: 56; CEM: 6; ST: 17; YG: 17; CW: -4; REA: 0.20; MB: 0.25; FT: -0.06; $CEZ: 21.35; &BMI: 153.00; $F: 68.41

Polled Shorthorns Jeff Byers, D.V.M. Mrs. L. Eugene Byers, Owner 419-994-5054 • cell: 419-651-7293 500 Township Road 2802 byland@skyrunner1.net Loudonville, Ohio 44842 Jon Byers, 419-651-0501

Leveldale Rolex 276Z ET x4200455

CED: 9; BW: 2.4; WW: 43; YW: 72; MK: 21; TM: 43; CEM: 4; ST: 13; YG: -0.39; CW: -7; REA: 0.00; MB: -0.08; FT: -0.13; $CEZ: 29.91; &BMI: 105.85; $F: 48.78

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= Vice President Outlook I want to thank the Shorthorn Country for allocating this space for board officers to communicate with our members. We have seen a lot of changes in the past several years in our association. We have moved the office, acquired genomically enhanced EPDs, and changed personnel to name a few. A constant and never ceasing shift and change has occurred in our agricultural world as well. A few of these changes are demographics of our communities, consumer preference and available technology. Concurrently, there are things that are timeless like the needs of a new born calf, the smell of freshly cut hay or the love families experience as they work side by side to care for the cattle herds they steward. As a representative of your association board members make it our very personal goal to represent, defend and promote the interest of all our members. I have learned many things in this process and one of the most valuable lessons has been to appreciate and understand the many different perspectives, challenges, and accomplishments of our members. I have also learned to appreciate the different approaches to cattle breeding from our members. There is no doubt we have a very diverse set of breeders. We have very large and very small operations and some only using natural service and those almost exclusively using IVF. We have breeders dedicated to succeeding at commercial beef production and breeders dedicated to perfecting the form of an animal phenotypically for show ring purposes. I am so thankful for this spectrum and what opportunity it


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Rick ASA Leone vice-president

presents for all of us as breeders. We know all to well the trade offs we make when selecting and breeding cattle. Our membership is blessed with many outstanding breeders and we can all use each other as a resource. If I fall off the deep end a little to far with performance selection I know I can regain some phenotype from another breeder and like wise if others need calving ease or fertility or cattle that require less intensive care there are breeders that can put them back on track with those parameters quickly. Even if we don’t always claim each other, we are all connected within this great breed. As I travel either with veterinary work or ET work or with my 4H judging team I sense a new perspective and respect for our breed. We have changed the tide. Last week I was at Kansas State University at a judging camp. We saw two classes of crossbred cattle both of which had very visible Shorthorn influenced cattle in them that beat black and Charolais influenced cattle. They were good and roan and gave nothing up to the other breeds and soundly beat them in multiple decisions. Monte works tirelessly as well as the staff to represent, promote, and educate the public about Shorthorns. These efforts subsequently have improved our presence and position in the agricultural community. That does not mean we can relax our personal responsibility to ensure the staff in our association work for

us and in our best interest. We as breeders can not stop doing our part. Actually to the contrary, Monte and the staff need us to continue to encourage them and help guide them. We are fortunate because we have an executive secretary that is so capable and confident yet responsive to us as members. Of course this is the ideal relationship but it is seldom found in reality. We are fortunate to have found this in Monte. Committees are up and running and a new wave of innovation and progress is beginning. If you haven’t got involved do so. It is a great chance to assume some leadership and make progress for your fellow breeders and yourself. Finally, we need to all challenge ourselves to breed better cattle. We need to create cattle that have a broader appeal to the cattle industry as a whole. We as breeders need to challenge ourselves to sharpen our eye, our understanding of genetics and performance data and open our minds to our bigger world. At the same time to be proud of our history, which is rich, our tenacity and our courage to have remained involved in this breed and part of production agriculture. We are all in a better position in this breed today then we were 5 years ago. If we can stay the course for the next 5 years and allow our connectedness to prevail and not our differences I ensure you that you will never enjoy the rewards of owning Shorthorn Cattle more. =


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One of the breed initiatives that arose from Impact Conference in 2015 was a mission to develop better Shorthorn cattle, with results evident across the breed in 5 years. Many of the minds in ASA leadership have discussed how to attack this initiative in a way to help all breeders potentially benefit. The idea of a “type conference”, much like the ones held by breed associations in the past, was mentioned, and then a new twist was put on the idea. The difficulty of putting together an in-person session where attendance and reach might be limited was revamped into the idea for a print format. With input from others in ASA leadership, Montie and I developed a list of the basic principles of breeding Shorthorn cattle. The question and answer format came about as a way to make the article easier to read and a more casual piece. This project was approached independently by both of us, giving each other

the freedom to express opinions and thoughts without outside influence. You’ll see throughout that basic ideas align between both of us while the little things might not always agree. I think that is what makes this article (and breeding cattle) so unique. We certainly hope that anyone that reads this can take away something from the project. We also realize that there will be disagreement, and that’s not a bad thing. The beauty of our business is we can all go about the same task in a different manner and still be successful. Enjoy the responses below. = Montie D. asa executive Soules secretary/CEO Matt director of Woolfolk performance programs

1. Why is a marketing plan important to your operation and the type of cattle you breed? MDS:


Your marketing plan should affect your breeding plan. Whether planning your own sale or consigning, to maximize their value, calves should be the right age at sale time. Calving time directly relates to your marketing plan. Your marketing plan also dictates the type of animal or genetics you use in your herd. This way you have the type of animal, age and genetics that fit your marketing plan!

Having some sort of plan and vision for your operation is crucial. Knowing what type of cattle you want to produce, as well as how you plan to market them, will help you stay focused on the end goal. It’s a lot easier to breed cattle to fit your plan than it is build a plan after you’ve already bred your cattle. Luckily, the Shorthorn breed has several different segments as far as market share. There’s opportunity for everyone without having to all breed cattle the same way.

2. What are the differences and similarities between the different segments of the Shorthorn industry? MDS:


This question surfaces a lot. The two major segments are 1) commercial type or performance breeders interested in marketing bulls or replacement females and 2) show type cattle. Similar animals in type and kind are acceptable for both customer bases. The show ring is selecting cattle that are more moderate and have many characteristics we see in the commercial or performance animals. Yes it is important the show animal has an attractive look; it is also important the commercial animal looks attractive to get attention in the market place. Animals in both segments should have similar body composition and must be correct on their feet and legs. Cattle with capacity, do-ability, mobility and added performance attain that extra value. EPD profiles that fit the needs of the industry is a must for all. Show cattle rarely excel in today’s competitions without an acceptable EPD profile attached. Commercial cattle selling to sophisticated buyers require an EPD profile that compliments their individual operations. Again, it is the breeder’s responsibility to select and raise cattle with proper documentation, allowing their product to excel for their buyers, in both showing cattle and selling bulls. I really think there is a myth regarding the actual differences between the two segments. Both must be high quality individuals that have performance with similar documentation. In today’s world, I see show cattle excelling in the commercial industry and commercial type animals producing show animals. It really should be interchangeable!

Even with the various avenues to breed cattle, I think there are more similarities between each segment of the Shorthorn market than there are differences. Whether your product is bulls for the commercial cattlemen, purebred breeding stock, show heifers, or Shorthorn composite cattle, I think the same basic traits matter. Structural soundness, eye appeal, and muscle shape/pattern are all important no matter what segment of the breed you target. Emphasis on performance data, productivity traits, or marketing can look different, but in my opinion the foundation for good cattle is the same for every facet of the breed.


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3. What type of animal could/would fit into all segments of the breed and work successfully? MDS: As just described, I believe the same type of animal fits both needs in general. Here’s an overview description: a. Structurally correct individual that can move freely and properly i. Proper shoulder movement with a slant and ability for the

shoulder to slide ii. Flex in the rear hock so the rear leg can reach forward when moving iii. All four feet need to go in the same direction (pretty much straight forward) 1. The front feet become a little sounder if they toe out just a tad. This provides better balance. 2. Rear feet should go straight forward and step into the footprint just left by the front hoof or be close; this indicates a full stride. a. When this footprint shadowing does not occur, it is commonly the front leg lacking enough backward movement rather than the rear leg reaching forward. b. Cattle on the move should not move in their upper hip; they should move through the freedom in their legs as their hooves hit the ground. 3. Proper shoulder slant allows the animal’s shoulder to slide so the front leg reaches back to allow the rear leg to track in the same spot the front hoof was as it hit the ground. 4. The animal needs some width through the chest floor. a. This can become too wide and the animal will waddle when they walk as the movement becomes limited throughout the front end. b. Some width here is good, as it is not normal for a narrow chested animal to have the extra capacity and width in the rest of the body. i. This will relate directly to muscle and performance

b. A bovine that has a big expansion in their middle section or bold sprung rib shape is desirable

front end in our show cattle because of the added volume and capacity sought after by evaluators. But, in general, the animal prettier through the front will win more easily. k. Commercial and performance cattle that are high quality individuals with have an attractive look get the attention of the industry quicker. High quality cattle in this segment are important too. l. The looks or type of the animal will not complete the whole picture. Each segment requires documentation and performance data to have a complete individual that will excel. Cattle designed like this will excel in every segment of our industry. The extra pretty ones and individuals that have extra performance or weight will win a ribbon and the animals that may not be quite as pretty or have the WDA will make excellent performance cattle that produce high quality individuals with the longevity needed and fit a window of productivity. Remember, show animals need to go home and work in the pasture after show season.

i. There should be a shape coming off the spine that allows for larger rib expansion. 1. This can correlate with Rib eye Area (REA)

c. An animal that has a nice turn to their top with expansion in the rib shape up high

i. Not an A framed animal that looks like an upside down V when looking from the rear

d. An animal that has true muscle shape both down the top and in the rear e. An animal that has a deep enough and bold sprung rib to convert roughage when they mature i. Just being deep with out rib shape does not work. ii. The shape of a big barrel and a tuck at the bottom of the rib will define volume more than just being deep bodied.

f. An animal that does not rope walk i. Ropewalk is a term we use when the rear feet basically hit

the ground in a straight line like they are walking on a high wire or rope.

i. ii.

Have you ever observed the width of a cow path? The feet are not the same width as the hips. The animal must have some width as their feet hit the ground; if they get extra wide, they will become unsound and break down. In many cases, the animal that walks extra wide or bow legged is moving through their hip instead of in the hock. The hock should actually function like a shock absorber and flex as the animal moves.

g. An animal that does not walk extra wide and become bow legged

h. This animal should be balanced in its phenotype.

i. Moderate, not extra tall or extra small ii. Good length of body for added performance (weight) iii. Balancing out the entire look of the animal iv. Little things, like a head that is too big or too small throws the balance off or a very short-body in comparison to the rest of the animal. All the pieces should fit, basically providing a balanced view that does not have any one area looking out of place.

i. In general, I can tell pretty much what the rear of the animal will look like when I view the front end. A straight shouldered animal will not move well and the chest width will dictate the amount of natural thickness I will see from the rear. j. Today some judges in the show ring will tolerate a little more

MW: I’ve always heard that the difference between the best herd bull in the country and the National Champion should be a haircut and a bath, and I think there’s a lot of merit to that. With everyone utilizing the same foundation of traits for their market, there should be a lot of “crossover cattle”: the ones that are attractive enough to produce a show calf, with the productivity to make awesome replacement females and the performance a commercial cowman demands. I think there are more cattle in the breed that are capable of doing this than we may realize. Take a look at the bulls in the winning pens in Denver this year. Plenty of them had that complete package that could work across many herds as successful breeding bulls.

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4. What type of cattle do you have to breed to be successful in each of the different segments? MDS:


The only difference is to pretty them up a little for the show ring and give them the performance and WDA to be competitive. A good one in the commercial segment will bring top dollar! Both segments require good documentation or performance data to be successful.

This ties back to previous questions in that I think there are more similarities across the breed than differences. Any Shorthorn breeder should prioritize breeding sound cattle with eye appeal. Someone focusing on commercial bulls will probably put more emphasis on performance data and EPDs, while show heifer production might focus a bit more on physical appearance and additional eye appeal, while a cow-calf seedstock guy could be more interested in udder quality, mothering ability, and productivity of his cows. There are cattle out there that can help breeders improve their herd, no matter what their emphasis may be.

5. What’s the most important physical trait to consider when evaluating cattle? MDS:


Without question, it is structure. The animal must have good sound structure from the ground up to get my attention. If there is good structure, everything else falls into place for the most part.

I think structural soundness is no doubt the most important trait to evaluate. Structural soundness is the foundation to building a long-lasting animal. Without a sturdy foundation, cattle won’t hold up. Proper feet and leg structure matters because cattle have to be mobile to get to feed and water sources. If they can’t do so comfortably, then their performance will suffer and so will their longevity in your herd. Cattle with long or curved toes, straight shoulders, or incorrect angles to their hocks will have trouble moving as easily as those with a proper skeletal design. If you watch a cow move and she has trouble putting her back foot in the track where her front foot just left, then something is probably off with her structure.

6. With beef cattle, meat and muscle are important. What should be emphasized when studying these traits? MDS:


We are in the beef business so of course meat and muscle is important. Like anything else, muscle can be overdone. When an animal develops excessive muscle, it cannot move properly and may become bow legged and break down. Their longevity suffers. We in the cattle industry have a tendency to select for extremes. Yes, selecting for extremes will help change a trait, but in reality, our product does not need extremes in the finished version. It throws everything out of balance and breakdowns will occur. Muscle is shape, so we do need some shape in the rear and down the top. If there is no shape, you will be pretty light muscled and not have the actual meat required. We accepted that look when the industry was in the frame score race and it did not work. When there is too much muscle, it takes away some of the valuable production traits needed for the cow/calf operation. To achieve the proper balance, look at your carcass data and have your replacement females ultrasound tested for carcass data. This is the most valuable information to help us raise cattle with meat and muscle while maintaining our production traits. Carcass traits are some of the most heritable traits we select for and the EPDs for this area will add value to our breed for the future! Our product needs to have consumer acceptance for sustainability and documented performance data will help this happen.

Shape of muscle is pretty important to me. Cattle that have a smooth, long muscle pattern (carrying their thickness all the way down to the lower hindquarter) instead of a round, bubbly muscle pattern are more desirable. Seeing some actual shape when I view an animal’s topline is a must for me as well. Some true width and definition of muscle before starting the curve of the rib cage lets me know that an animal has some red meat under the hide instead of just “white muscle”.


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7. How do volume, rib shape, and center body capacity relate with the other traits? MDS: Capacity ties into total performance and actual rib shape. The doability of an animal is affected by volume and rib shape. The animal needs room to consume and store roughage plus it must consume enough food in the morning to meet its requirements for the day; it will seek shade and not graze later in the day. The same is true for cattle that have large pastures with feed sources great distances apart. Animals in a location with small pastures and large amounts of feed available may not need as much capacity. The more capacity they have, normally the more efficient they are - taking better care of themselves and their calves. They will provide more milk and become more fertile. It is related to having more performance, and if their structure is good, they will balance out the rest of their appearance and productivity. The rib shape generally adds to rib eye area and total weight. Having a bigger middled animal is just as important as good structure or any other trait of the cow, but going to extremes in the middle will be detrimental as well. A deep bodied animal does not mean it has extra shape. The rib needs to have a big bold turn and actually I like a little tuck in the lower rib that defines

the barrel or the midsection of the animal. We can get too much waste down low. Keeping a big, bold sprung ribbed animal that has shape or a bit of tuck down low will prevent having cattle that carry a lot of waste in their lower 1/3. Always remember that the mid-section is important to the functionality of the entire package!

MW: Shorthorn cattle need to have volume and capacity because that’s where the “gas tank” is housed: the rumen. Cattle need space to hold the feed or forage they consume. Actual shape and curve to the rib cage is more important than having a deep center body, because some of that extra belly will just be wasteful from a carcass perspective. True rib shape and body volume trumps simple body depth every time.

8. What important “productivity traits” can we evaluate visually? MDS: There are many productivity traits that can be observed on the animal. That, coupled with the documented performance information, helps us make fewer mistakes in evaluating cattle. What we observe when viewing an animal can vary. For bulls, I like to view the testicles for size, shape, and distance from the belly wall. On females that are in production, we always want to view the udder and score it. Big udders do not necessarily mean more milk. A high quality udder with good teat placement is important. The animal should have enough width for an udder to be there, going hand in hand with the previous question on capacity. For heifers, I prefer to view the udder folds from the rear to estimate the udder and possible milking ability; this carries over from dairy producers. For young heifers, it is always good to view the vulva; if very small, it may indicate a fertility problem down the road. I am a long-time believer in seeing feminine characteristics in females and masculine characteristics in males. To me, feminine means refined bones, a refined jaw bone and a nice angle in the shoulder. A female should look like a female, not like a steer. These characteristics are not 100% fool proof for success. If we find the proper confirmation and can attach the production performance data, we will have a higher degree of success.

the bag out of mud and harm’s way. A cow’s ability to breed back on time is something else I think we can see, even if indirectly. If you don’t see her open, she’s doing it right!

MW: The first one that comes to my mind is udder quality. A cow’s udder suspension and teat size will have an impact on how long she can stay productive. Teats need to be small enough that a newborn can easily nurse them, while the udder suspension is important to keep

9. For the productivity traits that we can’t necessarily see, how do we evaluate those? MDS: MW: As I mentioned in the previous answer, we need to use and rely on performance data. Today our best tools are EPDs and now genomically enhanced EPDs. We like to believe we can just look and see the answers. A major advantage emerged with the new EPD system including the one-step process (BOLT) to incorporate genomics. This adds credibility and accuracy previously unavailable to make these types of decisions. The growth traits are indicative of the performance we should expect, and the milk EPD adds to what we see in an udder. The Stayabilty EPD will line up with structure, good or bad udders, and fertility and we really have to rely on carcass trait data. This is why it is so important to have ultrasound data on your yearlings. The birth weight and calving ease EPDs carry a lot of weight. We can look at bone and maybe assume there could be calving issues with big boned cattle, but the data will reveal the facts.

By collecting performance data! The old adage “you can’t manage what you don’t measure” is certainly true. You can tell if a feeder calf looks nice in the pasture, but having a weaning weight on him gives you the ability to gauge his value at market (we still sell a lot of cattle by the pound), as well as how well his mother is producing. Calving ease, birth weights, weaning weights, breeding records, carcass ultrasound, feed intake and efficiency, and so many other traits we can collect information on to better evaluate how cattle are producing.

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10. What percentage of emphasis is put on physical phenotype vs performance phenotype when making selection or breeding decisions? MDS: MW: This is a question I have been asked numerous times. Before I give you my opinion, everyone may wish to look at this a little more individually. I have seen changes over time and have put different emphasis on this subject as the data bank grows and the animals perform more in line with their EPD profile than they did 5, 10, or 15 years ago. I personally feel this is a 50/50 percentage for me today. A high quality animal with poor documentation is no different than a poor quality animal with great documentation. I personally like looking at good cattle. My process when selecting animals at a sale is to walk through the group and when I see one whose looks I like, take the time to look up the animal’s EPDs. If they fit, I consider this individual seriously. I find it a waste of time to scan the sale catalog for EPDs I think would work; when I looked at the animals, if they did not measure up with their physical phenotype, I did not want them. I developed my plan to see a good one and then check the documentation to see if it fit. If the performance data fit and the animal was good, I would go for it. If the documentation did not fit, I would walk away from the animal, regardless of how good they looked. One without the other does not give maximum value, and will subtract value in my opinion.

This may be surprising from a guy whose job revolves around beef cattle performance data, but if an animal doesn’t pass the eye test for me, I remove them from consideration before even getting into the numbers. If they don’t have the structural soundness and eye appeal needed to produce commercial bulls for my market, elite performance data can’t overcome that. Once an animal meets my standards on the hoof, then the data and numbers become pretty important to zero in on a selection decision. In fact, once I find animals that fit my needs physically, I emphasize data and EPDs a bit more than appearance. I think of it that way because for me to even get to the point of studying an animal’s data, I’m very comfortable with the physical phenotype.

11. What does “balanced EPDs” mean? MDS:


This is a more difficult to explain. I feel it is important to maintain a balanced set of EPDs on each and every animal. Balanced EPDs mean keeping all the EPDs in a similar ranking or functional level. If you desire all the numbers to be in the upper 25% of the breed ranking, then make sure all the numbers are in this position. Do not have 2 or 3 of the EPDs fall in the lower 10% of the breed. The same thing is true if you are looking at being in the upper 50% or above breed average. Do not get some in the upper 10% or 15% and some in the lower 15%. The animal’s genetic makeup will become out of balance and nutritional requirements will be different to excel in different traits. We must remember to select EPD performance data that will complement our resources for feed intake. If you select for a high milk number, you need to feed for that trait and may need to supplement the individual to produce the milk and still have enough nutrition to breed back and grow as a young female. If you do not have the resources for this, you may need to select for less milk. As soon as you select for an extreme number, it will take additional nutrition to support that trait, as well as all other traits. Cattle with high growth numbers may require more nutrition to achieve their genetic makeup. Always remember what your customer base needs. They may not have the same nutrition in their management system as you. It is important to help them select performance data that will fit their operation and their marketing plan. This may become too lengthy to explain, but I like to explain this the way a very smart nutritionist and chemist explained it to me. See graph on the right. If you design for all growth like we did when selecting for big frame scores, the animal supplies their nutrition to their liver and it sends the nutrition to the hormones that get released. Most of the nutrition gets sent to the hormones for growth and very little gets sent to milk or fertility. If we remember, we had fertility and milking issues with those frame 8 and 9 cattle. We designed the animal to be out of balance genetically for their nutritional intake. EPDs taught me to get them balanced for each trait from one end to the other. When we did this, the physical confirmation became balanced as well. If we look at those that focused on birth weight to fix this problem, many saw their growth (WW and YW) numbers drop with the birth weight. There are correlations with each trait that affect other traits. When making changes in traits and phenotype, move slowly to get consistency and keep the individual genetically balanced. That’s what EPDs can do.

To me, balanced EPDs simply mean that an animal isn’t severely deficient for any trait in their EPD profile. They don’t have to excel for every trait measured, but they sure can’t lag behind for traits of importance.


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12. How do balanced EPDs and balanced physical conformation relate to each other? MDS: MW: This seems to line up almost systematically when the EPDs became balanced; the physical conformation became balanced in kind. One compliments the other and helps us avoid trouble and stops single trait selection.

I think this is the hardest question for me to answer, and I’m not sure I have a really good answer. From my experience, sometimes the cattle with “extreme” EPD profiles also exhibit an extreme phenotype that maybe isn’t what I desire. Whether they grow too much or too little, milk too hard to maintain condition, don’t milk enough and starve a calf, or whatever other trait you want to mention, I think throwing things out of balance on paper throws things out of balance in the cow as well.

13. What are the windows or baselines necessary for balanced EPDs? MDS: This answer could be different for every operation. Resources, such as type and amount of grass and feed will make a difference. My theory is to keep a big enough window to fit my operation as well as the different needs of my customer base. We will receive updated EPDs weekly instead of every 6 months; this will make a huge difference in our section process. I have my thoughts and they may not fit yours. I will share my personal experiences here to encourage you to look at your own situations. 1. Do not select for both CED and BW. Select for one or the other because a large portion of CED is BW EPD. a. I personally think we do not have a huge issue as a breed with BW i. Some individuals will create issues here, so we must stay on top of this now and in the future. b. Problem free births are most important and CED should be the indicator. c. Look at CED remember 60% or 70% of CED is BW. d. Check breed average for CED and stay above it or find the window you notice non issues occur and stay in this range. 2. WW and YW are hand in hand as growth traits. a. If you stay in the top 50%, you continue to be a breed leader. b. You should not try to be in the very top percentage unless you need to add growth. i. One area the breed needs to address is more post weaning growth or YW EPD. This does not mean to go the moon for this single trait. 3. Milk is another growth type trait because it influences WW. It is possible to have too much milk. However, it is a worse situation to not have enough milk. a. I recommend above breed average but not so much that it creates big teats and broken down udders. b. There is beginning to be a similarity for these first 3 to 5 traits to select balanced EPDs. 4. CEM fits with CED and the other traits, keeping above breed average and not extra high. The common sense here is that the bigger the cattle, the less calving problems. If you get this to an extreme, the animal may become too big. 5. Carcass Traits: These are high heritable traits in general and too much carcass will take away from some productivity traits. Again, above breed average will make a contribution but make sure they are not in a takeaway situation for your customers; try to not get to an extreme. This one can be difficult because packers do not desire huge rib eye areas, but they still make minimum requirements and marbling affects grading. A high marbling with an average size rib eye fits. You can have the same amount of marbling in a bigger rib eye and it will show up as being poorer in percentage to the rib eye area. Here again, balance is the perfect word. a. Above breed average should work. Keep away from extremes for any one individual carcass trait. 6. Stayabilty tells us the longevity and fertility of the animal. Again, it is a must to be above breed average.

7. The indexes aid in easier decision making on genetic selection. a. For example: $BMI brings a lot of the traits together. If I use $BMI, I have incorporated all the traits that influence this index. See Graph. And I only need to remember one number instead of 4 or 5. b. $CEZ is of course Calving Ease; it incorporates traits associated with calving ease c. $Feedlot compiles all the carcass traits into one number.

MW: The best way I can handle this one is to simply speak from experience. For what I’m doing with breeding cattle, I never focus on a single trait, and extremes are not something I pursue. I always look for better than average CED, and I have grown to emphasize CED over BW. For growth traits (BW,WW,YW), I want to see better than average EPDs, but getting into the top 10-15% for them starts making calves that are too small, or animals that require more nutritional resources than I have to reach their growth potential. I can handle more high extremes on carcass traits, especially REA and MARB, because those are traits that haven’t been emphasized in the family herd and need improvement. I emphasize selection indexes, in particular the maternal and carcass indexes ($BMI and $F in Shorthorns). For other traits that I don’t place heavy emphasis, if I can keep them close to breed average, it works for me for two reasons. First, it helps keep that balance previously mentioned in check. Secondly, and this isn’t a typical answer here, customers tend to shy away from animals who are in the bottom 10-25% of the breed for a trait, even if it’s something they don’t care about. It could be a mental block, but keeping all EPD numbers at acceptable levels has helped maintain value in our bull market.

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Final Thoughts MDS:


I will summarize by saying when a range or window is determined there is no difference in selection between the top and bottom number of the range. Treat the window as one and all numbers inside the window are acceptable. For instance, if I am judging a show and my acceptability based on the breed averages is 1-4 for BW. If it fits, it fits, no differences for being 1 or 4. If you stay disciplined with your window or ranges, within a year or two you can pretty much look at the animals and breed them. The numbers will be in place as long as you ensure any new additions fit your window. Now you can breed to good ones for total conformation.

If we took any number of Shorthorn breeders, from 10 to 100, and asked them the same questions Montie and I just answered, I think we would notice that the opinions on major themes between each breeder would be similar, while there would certainly be varying thoughts on some of the points discussed. The fundamentals of quality cattle are the same across the industry, but the little things that set individual breeders apart in the marketplace will vary. It all starts with a solid plan and sound cattle. From there, it’s all about fine tuning your breeding program to meet your goals and satisfy your market.

In closing, Matt and I have approached this independently. You will see the same theory in our selection process. I likely have given a more detail based on my 35 years of breeding cattle before coming to the Shorthorn Association.

National Shorthorn Sire Test Field Day Saturday, August 25, 2018 • 9:30AM-2:00PM

Hosted by: ASA and The University of Illinois 9:30am-12:00pm Join us on the U of I campus for an educational program as we discuss the ASA Sire Test. Speakers include Dr. Dan Shike and Dr. Josh McCann from University of Illinois, Travis Meteer with UI Extension, and Matt Woolfolk from ASA. 12:00pm-1:00pm Lunch catered by the U of I Meat Science Club. 1:00pm-2:00pm

We will head out to the University Farm to view the calves in the feedlot from the 2017 ASA Sire Test.

If you would like to join us for this event, please contact Matt Woolfolk to RSVP (matt@shorthorn.org).


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*x4261851 • DOB: 5/15/17 Sire: SULL Premium Reward 5087 ET Dam: BC Lady Luck BW: 0.5; WW: 55; YW: 69; MK: 20 The latest addition to our herd bull battery to inject the Red Reward influence. He combines tremendous eye appeal with depth, a great front end, and that big square hip.

x4238530 • DOB: 1/15/16 Sire: Little Cedar Aviator 503X Dam: CYT Dream Lady 0103 ET BW: 3.7; WW: 67; YW: 90; MK: 18 A great group of calves on the ground sired by this bull brother to the Dream Lady heifers that have been winning so many shows over the past several years.

*x4217865 • DOB: 11/13/14 Sire: WHR V8 El Paso 9204 Dam: Oakview Roseleaf 928J BW: 6.6; WW: 59; YW: 80; MK: 14 Siring calves just like himself, deep bodied, moderate framed, and thick.

to our buyers over the past year. Special thanks to Wayne Temple and Jim Brouwer for helping us out after recent health issues.

Oakview Leader 9-18, a grandson of Kinnaber Leader 9th and Deerpark Leader 18th. The best calving ease bull we’ve used in quite some time.The calves both here and at Wayne Temples are extremely good.

19733 677th Ave., Nevada, Iowa 50201 Home: 641-377-2112, office: 641-487-7521 lonnyf@netins.netns.net 52

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= Since you asked... Frequently Asked Questions Question

Heather customer service, Lange registrations, DNA


I’m trying to log into my account, but it isn’t doing anything.

Make sure that you are using the dash in the member number (xx-xxxx). Also, make sure you aren’t using Internet Explorer. It is not conducive to our website.

I have started to register a calf, but I’m missing an AI certificate. Can I save my work?

Yes. The “Validate” button is essentially our “save” button. Once you click it, your work will be saved. There are 2 ways to get back to your work: a) On the left-hand menu, click “Work Queues”, then “Birth Recording”. Here you should see pending work orders. Click on the work order number to be directed back to where you left off. b) On the left-hand menu, click “View” under “My Account”. In the middle of the screen click on the tab that says “Kickouts”. Now click on the corresponding work order number. **this applies to missing DNA as well.

Can I pay for my work through the website?

Yes. On the left-hand menu, click “View” under “My Account”. Here, you will see the balance due on the right side. Click the red “Pay Online Now” button to be directed to our secure credit card site. Be sure that the billing information listed corresponds to that credit card.

Can I print pedigrees from home?

Yes. To print a certificate, click “View” under “My Account”. Here, “Herd” should be highlighted in the middle of your screen. Underneath it, click “All” to pull up the list of all of your animals. Find the animal you are looking for and click “View” to the right of its information. This will pull up the animal’s detail screen in a separate window. Towards the top-left of the screen, you should see its registered name, number, tattoo, etc. Underneath that, click on the “View Certificate” button. This may take some time to load. Be sure to print in color, double-sided, and fit-to-page to make it the official copy. ** The only reason you won’t be able to print a certificate is if there are pending payments on your account. Make sure those are paid up, and you’ll be fine.

Where do I go to find the animals that I have recorded but did not register?

When you go to your general profile page (by clicking “view” under “my account”) you will notice that “herd” is highlighted in green in the middle of the screen. Underneath that tab, a little to the right, you’ll see a tab called “unregistered”. Click this and you will find all of the recorded, but unregistered animals.

When I am transferring an animal, there are 3 lines. Why?

With the ASA, you can have up to 3 owners on an animal. Therefore, if you are only transferring to one person, just work with the top line and leave the other 2 be.

The Shorthorn website is down. Can I still use Digital Beef?

Yes. If for any reason our shorthorn.org site is down, you can go directly to the login page by typing shorthorn.digitalbeef.com in your browser.

I’m trying to transfer an animal to a non-member. Can I still do this online?

Yes. To put a person into the system as a non-member follow the instructions below. 1. If you don’t know the member number that you are transferring to, click the small white box next to the buyer box to conduct a search by zip code. Enter the zip code of the buyer and the click Find Profiles. 2. Select the desired buyer from the list. If the buyer is not listed, create a new profile by clicking Create New Profile located at the very bottom of the listed names. Please look closely at the buyer list before creating a new profile to avoid duplicates in the registry. 3. Enter the new buyer information and click Run Standardization to verify the address. Then click Save Profile. 4.Once you have saved the profile, you will need to click the small white box again and the member will be in the list of members to choose from. Once you click on the member, their member number will appear in the options buyer box. =


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Sale Features Other Influential Sires: • WHR Sonny 8114 • AF SL Sin City • Jake’s Proud Jazz • HD Filthy Rich

Little Cedar Cabrera 24 BW: 2.0 top 50%; CED: 8 top 35%; WW: 60 top 10%; YW: 92 top 10%.

MH Fusion BW: -0.5 top 20%, CED: 12 top 12%, Calving Ease Sire. Selling Semen Inventory.

20-Cabrera daughters Sell!

Cabrera son Sells!

5-MH Fusion granddaughters Sell!

10-MH Fusion daughters Sell!

Where can you go to buy a program like this selling over 30 direct offspring from 2 outstanding sires?

Keystone Autumn Klassic &Masonic Village Farm Purebred Shorthorn Dispersal!


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Are you more of a visual learner? Do you pick things up easier if you watch the process instead of reading those pesky instructions? No need to fret any more, video tutorials are here! These tutorials are easily accessible and can be found in three different locations.

1. ASA YouTube channel 2. ASA website 3. Digital Beef registry *see below for details Production is still underway for additional tutorials. A few that are in the works are: how to get to your saved work,

how to print animal certificates and how to see animals you have transferred or culled out of your herd. Have an idea for a tutorial you would like to see? Shoot us an email at info@shorthorn.org; we are open to suggestions! = Rochelle director Wilson of finances

1. Search our YouTube channel - ShorthornASA

2. Select the Registration Instructions link under the Registrations tab from the ASA website homepage - shorthorn.org

3. View the tutorials directly from your account in the Digital Beef registry – tutorial links are listed in the navigation menu on the left side of the page


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Mitch’s Eagle Eye - Was one of the high selling bulls at the 2016 Iowa Royal Sale. He sold to Bollum Family Shorthorns of MN. Eagle Eye sired the Champion Shorthorn Steer at the 2018 Iowa Beef Expo. He also sired the second high selling heifer in Bollum Shorthorns Fall Sale. He is sired by Deception and his dam is DRM Sweet Beauty. At the Expo he scanned an Adj. REA: 18.63, IM: 5.84 and WDA: 3.62.

DRM Sweet Beauty 901 - Sire: DRM Mickey; Dam: Trixies Ruby. She has given us a lot of really good ET calves.

DRM Bohnannon 713 - High selling bull at the 2018 Iowa Royal

Sale. He sold to Rodger Richter. He was sired by Diezel. His dam is a Final Solution daughter. At the Expo he scanned an Adj. REA: 18.26, IM: 3.55 and WDA: 3.31.

Elsa - Sire: Ace of Diamonds; Dam: DRM Sweet Beauty 901. Mason is showing one of Elsa’s calves this year he calls her Ariel.

Ariel - Sire: 1-67; Dam: Elsa This is Mason’s February show heifer this year.

CYT Revival 3124 - Sire: Sonny; Dam: SS

Revival. Braeden is showing her November heifer this year.

DOB: 3/30/18 Sire: Studers Soul Train Grand Dam: DRM Sweet Beauty 901

Bo - Sire: HD Swagger; Dam:

March ‘18 heifer Sired by SUFI Uncle 875.

SULL Myrtle Bo. DOB: 1/20/17

Robyn - Sire: Red Stallion; Dam: CYT Revival 3124 This is Braeden’s November show heifer.


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See more calves and information at mitchellfamilyshorthorns.com and on our Mitchell Family Shorthorns Facebook. Watch for our on-line sale this fall.

Tom & Jan Mitchell - Waverly, IA 319-269-4579 Dan & Renea Mitchell - Nashua, IA 641-330-5207 mitchellfamilyshorthorns.com

Randy & Nancy Griffis

511 Wilson Rd • Central, South Carolina 864-646-8293 • 864-933-6367 griffs01@bellsouth.net 64

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= News & Notes


Janice Jean Alden, 80, Hamilton, Mo., passed away on Sunday, April 29, 2018, at the Hillcrest Manor Nursing Home, Hamilton, Mo. She had lived in the Hamilton and Kidder areas most of her life. Janice was born on August 13, 1937, at home in Kidder, to Floyd Harrison and Elizabeth Gail (Cox) Cornelius. She graduated from the Kidder High School in 1955. She was a homemaker. She was a member of the Hamilton United Methodist Church, the state and national Shorthorn Association, a past 4-H leader, and a board member of the National Shorthorn Lassies. In 1977 she was voted the national Shorthorn Lassie of the year. Janice was also a founder and member of the Missouri Llama Association. Janice was preceded in death by her parents and her daughter, Ramona. Janice married George Alden on Octo-


ber 9, 1955 in Kidder. He survives of the home. Additional survivors: Sons-Robert (Beverly) Alden, Hamilton, and Ron (Judy) Alden, Hamilton; 7 grandchildren-Jake (Annette) Alden, Jalane (Mat) Vaughn, Haley Alden, Maggie (Eric) Scott, Tyler Alden, Whitney (Sam) Stephenson, and Dallas Davidson; 6 great-grandchildren; and sister-Kay (Bill) Sharp, Chillicothe, Mo. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Shorthorn Foundation. Daniel Max Knust of Marshfield, Mo., was a lawyer, an Associate Circuit Judge, and a life-long cattle producer. He was born October 18, 1947 in Brazil, Ind., and departed this life on April 28, 2018, from cardiomyopathy (enlarged heart). Knust was preceded in death by his parents, Max and Harriet (Emmert) Knust. Survivors include his wife, Susie; his son, Nath and wife, Debbie, and their sons, Jackson and Evan, of Harrisburg, NC; his son, Ian, and his children, Kramer and Marley, of Springfield, Mo.;


his stepson, Scott Moore and wife, Annika, and their children, Lilja and Emrik, of Stockholm, Sweden; his stepdaughter, Lindsey Moore, and daughter, Lillian, of Lynnfield, MA; his brother Mike and Family; and his sister Floy Galbraith and Family. Daniel, known to his family as Danny, played college basketball in Texas and Indiana, and graduated from Indiana University School of Law in 1972, after which he established a law practice in Springfield, Mo. He was elected and served as Associate Circuit Judge for Webster County from 1979 to 2006 (28 years). After retiring from the bench, he had a limited law practice for three years, kept his law license current, and provided occasional legal advice mainly for family. He owned registered cattle continuously since he was 10 years old and specialized in White Polled Shorthorns. Knust believed in Eternal Life through Jesus Christ. His wife, Susie, was his greatest joy and made him a better person. He felt especially close to his sons, Nath and Ian. =


ASA Annual Meeting Forum & Awards Banquet Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Kansas City, MO

The Summit

IGS Youth Leadership Conference Wyatt Donald Heverly Born March 29th, 2018 He is welcomed by his parents Arden & Christine Heverly and big brother Bryce and grandparents Donald & Jane Sisung. 66

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Eli Travis Fieser Born: February 28, 2018 Weight: 7 lbs.; 11 oz. and 22” long Parents: Travis & Renae Fieser, Plains, KS Sister: Hannah, Josie, Abby and Naomi Grandparents: Dean & Susan Fieser and Terry & Mary Mayhew

July 19-22 • Fort Worth, Texas • Registration Deadline July 1st • https://juniorshorthorn.com/events/key-conference/

This Youth Leadership Conference is in place of the former KEY Conference

Ben & Sharon Wilson

947 Bald Eagle Road Sharpsburg, KY 40374 606.247.3023 • cell: 606.782.0754 benwilson@windstream.net

September 2017 heifer by Red Resolve shown by Austin Martin.

March 2017 heifer by Red Resolve shown by Paige Ellerbusch.

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= Beef Blurb... Shorthorn App Now Available! On June 4, the American Shorthorn Association app was released on Google Play and the Apple Store. The app will provide the ASA membership with an easier connection to resources, schedules and more. During the National Junior Shorthorn Show & Youth Conference, we were able to use the app to update exhibitors and parents with daily schedules, contest schedules and show program. The app also included show rules & regulations, contest rules, WI health regulations, EDGE newsletter and much more exhibitor information. The app has options for easy contact with the ASA. You can easily call the ASA with a click of a button or fill out a contact form. It also connects to the website, as well as showing a map to give you can have directions to the office. Events are shown with information


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Shelby director of youth activities, Rogers director of marketing &

and you can let us know if you will be attending the events. It will include important show dates, ASA event dates and state dates. Membership can assess the registry by clicking the “search the breed� button. These makes it easier for membership to search the registry or login to work on their herd. The app also connects membership to the ASA board of directors with their email and cell phone number. Members can access the YouTube channel to view the ASA registry tutorials. The app is linked with ASA and AJSA social media pages so you can easily follow or view Facebook and Instagram. It also has a sign-up for the Shorthorn Insider e-blast that goes out every other week. Download the app to stay connected with everything going on at the American Shorthorn Association. =


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= ASA Executive Secretaries 1883: Lewis F. Muir 1883-1884: Ike S. Johnson 1884-1900: J.H. Pickerell 1901-1912: John W. Groves 1913-1915: Roy G. Groves 1915-1919: Frank W. Harding 1920-1931*: P.K. Groves *From 1920-1931 F.W. Harding was the General Executive of the American Shorthorn Breeders’ Association


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1932-1938: Frank W. Harding 1938-1942: Howard J. Gramlich 1943-1950: Clinton K. Tomson 1950-1957: Allen C. Atlason 1957-1960: Kenneth R. Fulk 1960-1980: C.D. “Pete” Swaffer 1980-1983: James Shirley 1983-2003: Roger E. Hunsley 2003-2007: Ronald Bolze 2007-2008: Greg Ruehle

2009-2013: Bert L. Moore 2013-present: Montie D. Soules

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= Junior Corner Reflecting on My Past Three Years I hope everyone had a great time at the NJSS in Madison, Wisconsin! The past three years has been one of the most amazing experiences I have had. If you have ever thought about wanting to run for the Junior Board I would highly encourage you to go for it. It will be some of the most fun you’ve had, I can guarantee that. The first year I was on the board was one for the books. I was given many opportunities that I wouldn’t have gotten without being on the board. I met some of the greatest people by being a part of the Junior Board. The best part about my first year on the board was getting to travel to Denver for the first time! It was truly a fantastic time. The second year was even better than the first. Between the shows and meetings, I traveled all over the country. We also hosted our KEY conference out in


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California that year! That was a tremendously fun event. We toured a dairy farm and learned about some of the struggles they faced with the strict restrictions they face in California compared to back in the Midwest. We also toured a rice farm and learned about how they are working on opening trade markets across the world! One of the most interesting tours was the fish farm where we see all phases of growth of the fish. My final year on the board was the best yet. Between the past board members, and the current ones on the board, as well as my past advisor and current, I have made some of the greatest friends I could have asked for! This year the junior board made some exciting changes for junior nationals and hopefully it proves to be changes for the better. Without stepping out of my comfort zone three years ago, I would have nev-

Zach ajsa Fanning president

er had the chances to travel and see all the places I have been. I also would have never made the great friends from across the country that I have! I loved seeing everyone in Madison and hope to see everyone again soon. =

Upcoming Junior Nationals 2019 • Lebanon, TN 2020 • Abilene, TX 2021 • Louisville, KY 2022 • Kansas City, KS 2023 • Des Moines, IA * Tentative Locations. Subject to Change *

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CIRCLE K Cattle Company The Korthaus Family 19593 272nd Ave Udell, Iowa 52593

David, Fran and Lane McCall

1745 Clore Jackson Rd • Shelbyville, KY 40065

David: 502-494-9644 • Fran: 502-836-9523 mccallfran@gmail.com Six generations of raising Shorthorn cattle since 1898!

Marlan: 641-895-2295 Cody: 641-895-2391 mbkorthaus@gmail.com

Millvale Shorthorns Robert Miller Family

6010 Hwy. 32 • Fordville, ND 58231 800-807-6499 • 701-284-6844 cell: 701-331-1153 • millvale@polarcomm.com Gene & Roberta Francis, Crosley, Riley & Phoebe Gene: 815-867-2192 • Roberta: 701-331-2403 email: rfrancis1@live.com

Bulls, Open & Bred Females For Sale at all times. Like us on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/MillvaleShorthorns/


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Breeders’ Association

Ohio Shorthorn Breeders’ Association Officers: President: Lee Miller • Vice President: Jeff Winkle Secretary: Kendall Shonkwiler • Treasurer: Beth Carper

Visit www.ohioshorthorns.org for a complete list of events

Agle, Robert Agle Family Shorthorns 480 S. Urbana Lisbon Rd South Vienna, OH 45369 937-215-7363 raagle@prodigy.net

Brautigam, Andy & Jane JAMS Shorthorns 6379 Pasco Montra Rd. Sidney, OH 45365 937-492-2985 • 937-622-0444 jamsshorthorn@watchtv.net

Baker, Brad, Alicia, & Lauren 66 Beissinger Road Hamilton, OH 45013 513-317-3602

Brown, Thomas C. Brown’s Idle Hour Farm 22303 Township Rd. 51 Bluffton, OH 45817 419-358-1054 shorthornbeef@hotmail.com

Baldosser, Scott & Darin Dasco Cattle Company 7941 E Township Road 138 Republic, OH 44867 419-618-4098 • 419-618-2436 Barr, Jeff, Jill, & Brandon Barr Family Farms 1179 Ludlow Rd. Xenia, OH 45385 937-902-1367 jbarr0912@gmail.com Bates Family, Bill Blue Rock Shorthorns 5550 Cutler Lake Rd. Blue Rock, OH 43720 740-252-1690 • 740-252-1083 shawnna.bates@yahoo.com Bateson, William L. Bateson Farms 20368 Township Rd. 68 Arlington, OH 45814 419-957-6012 Batesonfarms@aol.com Beckler, Greg Beckler Farms, LLC 2305 Sylvan Road Wooster, OH 44691 330-201-5975 grbeckler@sssnet.com Beneker, Ray / 4-R 3333 Kirchling Rd. Hamilton, OH 45013 513-910-8932 crbendker@aol.com Benham, Jay Stone Springs Shorthorns 4733 LeFevre Rd. Troy, OH 45373 937-335-1622 • 937-216-0777 Bihl, Michael & Karen Victorian Acres 4815 Eagle Creek Rd. West Union, OH 45693 937-974-2477 michael_bihl@yahoo.com Bowling, Curtis Bowling Livestock 10505 State Route 245 North Lewisburg, OH 43060 614-512-5810 BowlingLivestock@gmail.com Bowman & Family, Phillip Bowman Superior Genetics 9898 Garret Rd. Greensfork, IN 47345 Boyert, Mike, Patti, Jared, Jacob & Clay / Boyert Cattle Co 4557 Paradise Rd. Seville, OH 44273 330-416-4105 • 330-635-6825 330-410-4232 Braun, Sam / Sarambil Farm 14378 Santa Fe-New Knoxville Rd Wapakoneta, OH 45895


Bye/Davis, Clair/Barry Bye Well Shorthorns/Davis Family Shorthorns 5270 Wabash Road Coldwater, OH 45828 260-729-2324 • 260-726-0691 byewellshorthorns@gmail.com Byers, Jeff & Jon Byland Polled Shorthorns 500 Township Rd. 2802 Loudonville, OH 44842 419-651-7293 • 419-651-0501 byland@skyrunner1.net Campbell/Rutan, Christy/Ron RC Show Cattle 7878 Dixon Rd. Eaton, OH 45320 937-603-1319 • 937-533-7051 rcshowcattle1@gmail.com Carins, Doug & Ryan Carins Farms, LLC 49043 Stick Road Amherst, OH 44001 216-215-7123 • 440-221-5579 carinsshorthorns@outlook.com Carpenter, Chip 2295 Creek Rd. Sunbury, OH 43074 614-206-1135 Carper, Mike & Beth Carper Family Shorthorns 6371 Giehl Rd. Delaware, OH 43015 740-815-2216 mbcarper00@gmail.com Carson, Seth 6207 Reform Road Newark, OH 43055 Cartee, Mike 1739 Cheek Rd. Franklin Furnace, OH 45629 740-935-2516 mcartee@amrefractories.com Champers, Darrell Kiousville Cattle Company 11760 Kiousville Palestine Rd Mt. Sterling, OH 43143 Chipps, Larry & Mary Ellen Chipps Farm 2776 E St. Rte. 60 NE McConnelsville, OH 43756 Clady, Robert & Donna Clady Farms/CSFx Shorthorns 24759 St. Rte. 4 Richwood, OH 43344 740-225-2896 rcladee@yahoo.com Clark, Marshall & Linda 86660 Flaherly Rd. Scio, OH 43988

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Clark, Roger/Oakridge Farms 13146 E. Twp. Rd. 86 Attica, OH 44807 419-569-3483 oakridgefarmscattle@hotmail.com Clark, Tyler Clark Cattle Company 1889 County Rd. 26 Gibsonburg, OH 43431 419-307-8878 clarkcattle11@gmail.com Cluff, Addam 1478 Childrens Home Road Urbana, OH 43078 Cowden, Drew Hornhead Valley Farm 40 Stewart Court Washington, PA 15301 Coyle, Kent / Coyle Farm 4215 E. Neelysville Rd. NE McConnelsville, OH 43756 740-962-4556 • 740-624-4844 kentcoyle@rocketmail.com Cronley, Richard, Angela, & Taylor / Maple Brook Farms 19646 St. Rte. 292 Ridgeway, OH 43345 419-767-0361 angelacronley@yahoo.com Cronley, Ron & Cathy Lazy Man’s Rest 22265 Co. Rd. 245 Mt. Victory, OH 43340 937-354-3994 • 937-935-1464 rcronley@hardinnet.com Dashe & Family, Matt Dashe Show Cattle 436 Centerpoint Rd. Thurman, OH 45685 740-645-2000 madahse@yahoo.com Davis, Ron Davis & Day Cattle 1855 Perry Road Frankford, OH 45628 740-998-2685 rdavis@fholawfirm.com Denlinger, Kip & Sarah KSD Farms 4918 Oxford Gettysburg Rd. Eaton, OH 45320 937-533-0146 ksdfarms@embarqmail.com Detling, Cody CD’s Shorthorns 39271 Dory Mill Rd. Bethesda, OH 43719 740-238-0688 codydetling@gmail.com Dixon, Michael & Kara Dixon Farm 47999 Lewisville Northern Rd. Lewisville, OH 43754 740-228-3118 dixonfarm@live.com Donohoe, RB & Diana West Wind Farms, LLC 16100 Hicks Rd. Mt. Sterling, OH 43143 740-869-4304 Downing, ChristopherSmoke Cattle Co. 7548 Smoke Road SW Pataskala, OH 43062 614-325-3732 smokecattleco@gmail.com

Durban/Keeran, Steve, Joyce & Beth/Nikki & Quinton Durban Cattle Company 45 East 4th Street London, OH 43140 740-808-3381 • 614-208-0135 qkeeran@gmail.com Duvelius, Jerry, Glenna, & David / GJD Cattle Company 4664 Trenton Rd. Hamilton, OH 45011 513-896-7260 • 513-288-6991 gjdcattle@gmail.com

Helmke, Mike M & L Cattle Company 5125 Renner Rd. SW New Philadelphia, OH 44663 330-340-0515 leanne.wisehelmke@hotmail.com Henry, Mark & Mary Twin Oak Farms 4145 County Rd. 38 Auburn, IN 46706 260-925-5036 • 260-908-0778

Dyer, Thomas Little Fox Run Cattle, LLC 1012 S. Funk Rd. Wooster, OH 44691 330-749-9024 • 330-262-6021

Hetrick, Shawna, Cyle, Mya, & Cooper C & S Hetrick Show Cattle 1231 N St. Rte 590 Fremont, OH 43420 419-680-6867 • 419-466-0780 missmom11902@yahoo.com

Fannin, Munroe Fannin Farms Cattle 515 Horner Rd. Winchester, OH 45697 937-515-9509 mfannin11@yahoo.com

Hively, Curt & John Hively’s Highland Farms, Ltd PO Box 190 New Waterford, OH 44445 330-457-2033 info@highlandlivestocksupply.com

Fisher, Randy/Fisher Farm 530 Boggy Hollow Rd. Coolville, OH 45723 740-336-5658

Horton, Scott Horton Farms Shorthorns 4N010 Town Hall Rd. St. Charles, IL 60175 630-965-1710

Fry, Steve/J & J Cattle 12481 Silver Rd. South Vienna, OH 45369 937-828-1395 • 937-605-8941 stevelindafry@juno.com Geho, Dustin & Kyle A & J Cattle 8455 Township Rd. 115 Ridgeway, OH 43345 937-243-5751 kylecronley@yahoo.com Gerfen, Steve, Kim, Clay & Nole / Gerfen Family Farms 5901 Harding Hwy. W Marion, OH 43302 740-225-4154 claynolefarm@aol.com

Jester, Wayne/Jester Farms 5596 N Co. Rd. 550 E Mooreland, IN 47360 317-509-3112 Johnson, R. Lee & Frances K. Mill Brook Shorthorns 16005 Spohn Rd. Fredericktown, OH 43019 740-694-5346 • 740-501-0910 Johnston, Nicole Johnston Farms Show Cattle 15185 County Rd. 16 Wauseon, OH 42567 419-452-7893 • 419-409-3752 cjcowgirl1@gmail.com

Graham, Valarie 6870 Licking Valley Road Frazeysburg, OH 43822 mvgraham@agristar.net

Kennedy, Jon Paul Kennedy Farms 859 Watt-Young Rd. Seaman, OH 45679 937-217-1010

Greenhorn, Dave, Josh, & Kolten / Greenhorn Cattle Co 3450 Middle Run Rd. Waynesville, OH 45068 937-470-6552 josh.greenhorn1@yahoo.com

King, D. Rea & Kaci Windy Hill Farms 5467 St. Rte. 540 Bellefontaine, OH 43311 937-592-2252 • 937-597-4288 kaci@kaciking.com

Hamilton, Jack & Doug Hamilton Farms 12310 Township Rd. 10 Findlay, OH 45840 419-722-8055 jlhamilton53@aol.com

Knight, Terry & Joyce TKS Shorthorns 8185 Casstown-Clark Rd. Casstown, OH 45312 937-857-9451 terryknight8185@att.net

Harbaugh, Amanda Harbaugh Farms 4069 S. Rocky Hollow Road Chana, IL 61015 765-967-7160

Kobelt, Angela 950 McKendree Road McConnelsville, OH 43756

Harper, Nicholas Harper Farms 7446 State Route 516 NW Dundee, OH 44624 330-827-0660

Kosman, Chris & Tiffany Red Cart Farm 6555 Stone Rd. Medina, OH 44256 330-416-2472 kosmanfamily@gmail.com Kosman, Kathleen Country View Farm 31899 Hamilton Rd. Richwood, OH 43344 216-513-7509

Lamphier, Doug & Barbara L&L Shorthorns Farm Lamphier & Sons 834 Roy Cann Road Horse Cave, OH 42749 270-786-2827 lamphier@serte.com Lashley, Justin & Emily Lashley Farms 1559 Porter Rd. Atwater, OH 44201 330-607-7885 jlashley20@yahoo.com Lawrence, Kerry & Lori Lawrence Cattle Co. 827 Beaver Run Rd. Hebron, OH 43025 740-404-0463 • 614-395-9513 lawrencecattle@hotmail.com Leemon, Cody & Wes Leemon Stock Farms 42274 N 1300 E Road Hoopeston, IL 60942 217-304-3612 • 217-304-1009 Leiter/Webertz, Cory/Gene LW Cattle 9081 County Road 135 Kenton, OH 43326 937-407-1943 Logsdon, Desirae & Renae Foster Farms 6355 Julian Rd. Amanda, OH 43102 740-503-977 • 740-503-3470 fosterfarmsshorthorns@gmail.com Mast, Jason & Denise Mastock Shorthorns 5210 Township Rd. 353 Millersburg, OH 44654 330-674-0323 • 330-763-0808 McClester, Neil Kenwood Farm 4071 Meter Rd. Mechanicstown, OH 44651 330-853-7603 jneilmc@neo.rr.com McDonald, Chad & Karina McDonald Farms 16462 McDonald Road Mt. Vernon, OH 43050 740-504-3552 Meimer, Mary 3788 TR 115 Mt. Gilead, OH 43338 Meyer & Family, Ed & Connie Meyer Farms 1550 E 450 S Rushville, IN 46173 765-561-1232 • 765-561-4145 Miller, Scott Miller’s Registered Shorthorns 52030 Bates Road Wakeman, OH 44889 440-822-6424 Miller & Family, Lee & Dawn Paint Valley Farms 10550 Township Rd. 262 Millersburg, OH 44654 330-231-6834 paintvalley81@gmail.com www.paintvalleyfarms.com Miller, Duane/Du-Lynn Farm 5861 Township Rd. 331 Millersburg, OH 44654 330-231-3431 duanemillersh@gmail.com Miller, Frank & Beverly Triple L Farm 5600 New Castle Rd. Lowellville, OH 44436 330-536-6547 Minges Jr., Allen Minges Show Cattle 7516 Okeana Drewersburg Rd. Okeana, OH 45053 513-738-1994 • 513-680-7516 Moder, Ron/Moder Farm 15641 Clapper Hollow Rd. Laurelville, OH 43135 614-619-7638 roanmaker@live.com

Moore, Keith/Mooreland Box 101 Decatur, OH 45115 937-373-2791 • 937-763-2132 Morbitzer, Taylor / Taylor Made Cattle/Morbitzer Family Farm 1080 White Rd. Grove City, OH 43123 614-875-9859 • 614-439-4309 jenni5445@aim.com Muehlheim, George & Liz Rockin’ M Livestock Co. 2070 Riggle Rd. Bellville, OH 44813 216-408-6771 • 216-496-8702 clay_bolder@hotmail.com Muhlencamp, Tyler Muhlenkamp Show Cattle 5079 State Route 219 Coldwater, OH 45828 419-953-4315 Myers, Casey 7761 Myers Ln Malta, OH 43758 Nelson, Randy & Trista Hard Luck Farms 5377 N. Price Rd. Malta, OH 43758 740-962-2640 • 740-516-8581 hardluckfarms2008@hotmail.com Nethers, Brian 16711 Pinewood Rd. Newark, OH 43055 740-403-6395 Norman, Roy 11802 County Road Wauseon, OH 45367 419-356-0008 Ogilbee, Kevin/KO Cattle 59850 Ogilbee Rd. Jacobsburgs, OH 43933 Pfeiffer, Scott & JoAnn S & J Cattle Company 4315 Marion Johnson Rd. Albany, OH 45710 740-593-5090 • 740-707-3935 sjcattleco@frontier.com Phillips, Craig & Rhonda Home Sweet Home 9836 Sigler Rd. New Carlisle, OH 45344 937-689-7822 • 937-689-7822 craigandrhondaphillips@gmail.com Place, Tim/Place Family Farm 18407 St. Rte. 197 Wapakoneta, OH 45895 419-657-2929 • 419-234-6655 timplace64@gmail.com Rains, Chance Rains Family Farms 290 Drake Rd. Mercer, PA 16137 742-854-7206 Randall, Ethan Twin Maple Farm 3827 Bone Road Jamestown, OH 45335 937-750-2440 kshaws20@gmail.com Reid, Robert Reid Livestock Company 9224 Island Highway Eaton Rapid, MI 48827 517-231-3580 Retcher, Julia Retcher Show Cattle 11807 Fruit Ridge Road Defiance, OH 43512 419-770-7707 julieretcher@yahoo.com Rismiller, Jeff & Holly RP Farms 13381 Yorkshire-Osgood Rd. Yorkshire, OH 45388 937-621-7965 Ritchie, Melissa JAM Cattle Company 2199 County Rd. 8 West Mansfield, OH 43358 937-355-7424 ritchie.30@osu.edu

Robarge & Family, The Late Ron & Tammy / Robarge Family Shorthorns 13610 US Highway 6 Bryan, OH 43506 419-551-6986 tammy_robarge@hotmail.com Rowland, Elizabeth 26125 State Route 511 Wellington, OH 44090 440-935-2827 elizabethrowland57@yahoo.com Rutan/Campbell, Ron/Christy RC Show Cattle 7878 Dixon Rd. Eaton, OH 45320 937-603-1319 • 937-533-7051 rcshowcattle1@gmail.com Schillinger, John 19923 Canada Road Gambier, OH 43302 Schneider, Mike, Cindy & Family / White Birch Farms 5220 Elliott Rd. Butler, PA 16001 742-285-9851 sms52585@zoominternet.net Schrock, Josh & Anna Schrock Solid Shorthorns 8317 State Route 45 North Bloomfield, OH 44450 440-685-4726 • 440-479-4844


Schroeder, Dustin & Ashley DAS Cattle Company 630 County Road 10A Hamler, OH 43524 419-615-9855 • 419-615-9807 dasschroe@yahoo.com Schulze, Nathan 8700 Hardin Wapak Rd. Sidney, OH 45365 937-726-0255 nathan.schulze2014@gmail.com Schumm, Adam 17373 Schumm Road Willshire, OH 45898 567-332-2436 Selvey, Todd/Selvey Livestock 14060 CR 34 Bellevue, OH 44811 419-217-8577 selveylivestock@hotmail.com Sheahan, Dakota 6652 Nissen Road Curtice, OH 43412 419-764-3960 Shonkwiler, Ed, Kendall, & Justin / STS Cattle Company 7476 O’Possum Run Rd. London, OH 43140 614-372-9408 kendall@bartha.com Shoufler, Dennis, Kyle, & Justin / Shoufler Shorthorns 6484 N 50 W Fortville, IN 46040 317-409-6905 • 217-621-0779 317-650-7999 Simon, Walter/Simon Farms 3020 Wilson Rd. Rockford, OH 45882 419-305-3973 alsi9902@aol.com Sisung, Donald/Sisung Farms 4022 N. Forest Hill Rd. St. Johns, MI 48879 989-224-2925 • 517-281-0514 djsisung@yahoo.com Six, George S. 6’s Polled Shorthorns 532 Jollytown Rd. New Freeport, PA 15352 724-447-2820 gsix@windstream.net

Smith, Michell Smith Family Farms 7832 S 650 W Pendelton, IN 46064 765-606-6224

Snider, Derek Apple-Creek Farm 10452 Township Rd 125 Kenton, OH 43326 567-674-5592 ddsnider91@gmail.com Sollars, Cody Earl Haven Farms 20395 Arrington Rd. Utica, OH 43080 740-644-7565 ersollars28@yahoo.com Specht, Charles Hobalara Farm 7726 Specht Rd. SW Sugarcreek, OH 44681 330-852-4298 Stevens, Dan 1133 Laruel Rd. Norwalk, OH 44857 419-744-4248 stevensdan96@gmail.com Strow, Richard, Luanne, & Shannon / Redwing Farm 9605 Weston Rd. Custar, OH 43511 419-669-3384 • 419-572-1730 redwingfarm@metalink.net Swallow, Mark & Joan Swallow Farms Shorthorns 51166 Kings Highway Beallsville, OH 43716 740-926-9201 joanswallow2013@gmail.com Swihart, Steve & Linda SLS Family Shorthorns 7168 Co. Hwy. 330 Upper Sandusky, OH 43351 419-294-5137 • 419-294-8392 swswihart56@gmail.com Tarbert & Family, Doug & Pam/Six T Farm 11842 Martinsburg Rd. Utica, OH 43080 740-745-2604 • 740-404-4427 sixtfarm@windstream.net Taylor, George Foxfire Shorthorns 1328 N County Road 600 E New Castle, IN 47362 765-332-2436 Tilton, Jason, Trudi, Hunter & Caroline/Tilton Shorthorns 5969 Ankneytown Rd. Bellville, OH 44813 419-886-3276 • 419-564-6386 tatilton94@gmail.com Troxell & Sons, Tom 8981 Plattsburg Rd. South Charleston, OH 45368 937-605-2999 cowpie4650@yahoo.com Turner, Luke Turner Family Shorthorns 2516 Co. Rd. 200 E. Mahomet, IL 67853 217-202-2484 Turner, Tom & Susie Turner Shorthorns 11075 State Route 757 NW Somerset, OH 43783 740-743-2939 • 614-499-5248 tom@turnershorthorns.com

Vance & Family, Penny Hale Farms 6770 N. Wheaton Rd. Charlotte, MI 48813 517-543-6656 - farm Vance, Brian & Tina Vances Hilltop Shorthorns 5710 Pleasant Chapel Rd. Mechanicsburg, OH 43044 937-828-1339 vancefarm@yahoo.com Vidovich, Jonella HJF Horse Hay Cattle Co PO Box 2398 Calcutta, OH 43920 330-277-0199 hjfhorsehaycattleco@yahoo.com Waltz, Austin Waltz Cattle Company 7684 East 600 South Morristown, IN 46161 765-745-0404 Warne, Jim & Leslie Warne Farms Shorthorn 3320 County Rd. 1 Bellefontaine, OH 43311 937-593-9493 • 937-935-0612 jwarne86@gmail.com Weihl, Harold 14282 King Road Bowling Green, OH 43402 419-823-1057 Wensink, Jeremy & Holly CNC Show Cattle 23690 Park Rd. Custar, OH 43511 419-575-4114 • 937-532-4316 Hjatley@gmail.com West, Travis/BT Cattle 2290 Factory Rd. Albany, OH 45710 740-698-3014 • 740-591-7423 west222@osu.edu Wilson, Jonathan JW Cattle Company 20748 Best Rd North Benton, OH 44449 330-397-5796 jonwilson215@gmail.com Winkle, Jeff, Sue, Scott, Eric, & Kelsey / Cedar Lane Farm 5006 Gravel Pit Rd. Cedarville, OH 45314 937-694-1871 cattlejock9@yahoo.com Wolford, Garry & Kathy Fair-All Farm 15963 Township Rd. 1390 Frazeysburg, OH 43822 740-828-3049 fairallfarm@wildblue.net Wood, David & Monica 4728 St. Rte. 729 N Sabina, OH 45169 740-572-1761 one4ewe18@gmail.com Workman, Jason Twin Oak Farms, LLC 915 St. Rte. 95 Perrysville, OH 44864 419-651-2442 casein@yahoo.com caseih460@yahoo.com Workman, Robert, Brent, & Richard Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm 54905 Fulton Hill Rd. Bellaire, OH 43906 740-676-5112 • 740-310-4638 740-310-4361 • 724-344-8056 krsffarm@localnet.com

Ulry, Jeff & Melinda Backwoods Farm 7367 Harmony Church Rd. Johnstown, OH 43031 614-361-4619 jlulry@gmail.com

Visit www.ohioshorthorns.org for a complete list of events

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We’re Proud of These TWO! White Birch Pay Up (x4216689)

Pay Up has been a favorite since birth, many time Grand Champion Bull! We are excited to see his first calf crop in May 2018! - 2015 Cow/ Calf Champion - 2016 New York State Fair Junior Champion Bull Calf - 2016-2017 Grand Champion Bull Maryland and New York State Fair - 2018 HLS&R Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull (Houston, Texas) Thank You & Congratulations to John & Shanna Armstrong, J-Armstrong Show Cattle, (Texas) on their awesome new herd sire!

White Birchs Payout (x4197109)

Here is a bull that has been undefeated is his show career! - 2014-2015 Grand Champion Bull at shows listed below. - Eastern Regional Shorthorn Show, Maryland - New York State Fair Show - Eastern Ohio District Shorthorn Show Semen Available


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Fall & Spring Calves Sired By:

FSF Hear Me Now 5018 *s4220997 & Waukaru Vice 5017 x4218564

TYNYWTRA’S J&J Humphreys

Andy: 219-279-2971 • ajh@ffni.com Josh & JR: 219-863-3984 2213 N 800 W • Wolcott, Indiana 47995

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Debbie Vansickle Kathy Shoufler 5574 N Fortville Pike Greenfield, IN 46140

317-326-1442 redbarndesigns@myninestar.net Be sure to check our newly designed website

Creating Keepsake Awards, Gifts & More

www.shopredbarn.com Selling Sullivan Show Supplies at the store.


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ASA Nominating Committee Report Your nominating committee is starting the search for persons interested in serving as a Director on the ASA Board to be elected at the next Annual Meeting; Nov.30-Dec.1. If you would like to serve or if you know of someone that you believe would be a good Director, please contact Marty Loving, the nominating committee chair. We will then be in contact with those persons and discuss the possibility of being nominated as a Director. Remember this is a member driven organization and it can only be as good as the inputs from our members. Nominating Committee Members: Chair, Marty Loving - 620.786.2018 - mlovingfarms@gmail.com Mike Bennett - 559.359.0781 - bennettcattle@ocsnet.net Steve McGill - stevemcgill62@gmail.com Charles Curtis - 931.260.1596 - doublecshorthorns@gmail.com Mark Gordon - 217.737.7905 - mark.gordon@plantpioneer.com

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= Sale Reports 2018 Sun Country Shorthorn Sale Sale Summary

32 Bulls..............................$ 169,050. avg. $ 5,283 17 Heifers..........................$ 64,800.... avg. $ 3,812 49 Head...........................$ 233,850.avg. $ 4,772

Saturday, March 6, 2018 Johnstone Auction Mart, Moose Jaw, SK by: Grant Alexander

year’s Sun Country Sale despite a major winter storm hitting it for the third year in a row. Despite the poor weather conditions, interest in the offering was strong with active bidding from those in attendance, as well as online from those who could not attend. As in previous years, over 80% of the bulls sold to

A good crowd filled the seats at this

Sept. 1 Cates Farms ‘Star Search’ Production Sale, Modoc, IN Sept. 8 Shadybrook Farm Shorthorn Production Sale, West Brome, Quebec, Canada Sept. 16 Ripberger/Norman ‘Eyes On The Midwest’ Production Sale, Newman, IL Sept. 22 Great Shorthorn Revival, Beaverton, MI Sept. 23 KOLT Cattle Co., ‘Simple Choices’ Production Sale, Seward, NE Sept. 29 Fall Harvest Shorthorn Production Sale, Columbus, NE Sept. 29 Bakenhus Cattle Co., & 3BC Shorthorns, ‘Genetics With Passion’ Sale, Columbus, NE Oct. 6 Greenhorn Cattle Co ‘Where Great Females Make a Difference’ Production Sale, Waynesville, OH Oct. 7 Du-Lynn Farms ‘Share the Vision’


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Oct. 13 Oct. 14 Oct. 20 Oct. 27 Nov. 3 Nov. 11 Nov. 25 Dec. 8

Sale, Berlin, OH Studer Family Shorthorns ‘Family Legacies’ Genetic Event Sale, Creston, IA Sullivan Farms ‘Maternal Legends’ Production Sale, Dunlap IA Shorthorn 500 Production Sale, Marietta, OK Jungels Shorthorn Farm ‘Durham Nation’ Production Sale, Kathryn, ND Leveldale Farms ‘Investment’ Sale, Mason City, IL Greenhorn Cattle Co, ‘Where Future Generations are Created’ Sale, Louisville, KY Farrer’s Stock Farm Female Sale, Royal Center, IN Paint Valley Farms / Byland Polled Shorthorn Joint Production Sale, Millersburg, OH

“Many Thanks to all of our friends & customers. We appreciate your trust & confidence.”

commercial producers. $11,000 – Lot 1, HC Double Entry 68D (Horseshoe Creek). This son of HC Bedrock 73B, possessed a moderate frame and tremendous thickness. He weighed in at 2,230 lbs., at 23 months of age and he had many leading purebred and commercial producers bidding on him. When the bidding ended, Lazy HJ Stock Farm, Manning, AB had purchased him. $9,000- Lot 29, Rocking L Magnum 10D (Rocking L). Saskvalley Stock Farm, Rosthern, SK, and Lamontagne Holdings Ltd, Wawota, SK, partnered to buy this structurally sound, massive bodied two-year-old sired by Rocking L Magnum 1X. $9,000- Lot 15, HC Enforcer 60E (Horseshoe Creek). This is the first son of HC Cruiser 59C, who topped our 2016 sale at $16,500, to be offered. When the dust settled, he was purchased by William Turner, Boissevain, MB, and will be used in his commercial herd to produce blue roans. The open heifers on offer were popular with several of them selling to establish new Shorthorn herds. The volume buyer was Lynn Riley, Leduc, AB, who went home with 7 heifers to add to his new purebred operation. The high selling heifer was Lot 105, HC Sonny Sue 50E (Horseshoe Creek) at $8,500, to Martyn Moore, Worchestershire, England. She is a daughter of HC Free Spirit 6Y and she will be developed as a future donor female. Second high selling female was Lot 112, ACC Candy’s Electra 24E (Anwender Cattle Co.) at $6,500 to Lynn Riley, Leduc, AB. This beautiful roan female is a daughter of JSF Gauge 137W. Other high sellers : $8,000 – Lot 22, ACC Equisite 9E (Anwender Cattle Co.) to Murihead Cattle Co., Shellbrook, SK. $8,000- Lot 10, HC Red Eagle 31E (Horseshoe Creek) to Century Lane Farms Ltd., Stoughton, SK. $7,500- Lot 31, Rocking L Magnum 63D ( Rocking L) to Bar Heart Ranches, Irma, AB. $6,500- Lot 12, HC East of Eden 38E to Saskvalley Stock Farm, Rosthern, SK. $6,500- Lot 32, Rocking L Apollo 32D to Colin Kintop, Beausejour, MB. $6,000- Lot 28, Rocking L Zeus 22D to Charles Davis Enterprises, Arcola, SK. $6,000- Lot 34, Rocking L Zeus 11D to Dwayne Brown, Strasbourg, SK. =



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


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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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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.

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= Show Bull & Female of the Year 2017: Show Bull of the Year, SULL RGLC Legacy 525 ET; Show Female of the Year, CF CSF Demi 650 SOL ET; ShorthornPlus Show Bull of the Year, 5J Gustus 24E; ShorthornPlus Show Female of the Year, KOLT Blue the Roo 940. 2016: Show Bull of the Year, JM Vortecs

Rider ET; Show Female of the Year, SULL Dream On 5158 ET x. 2015: N/A 2014: Show Bull of the Year, CF V8 Fascination X x; Show Female of the Year: KOLT Gentry 363 ET x. 2013: Show Bull of the Year: SULL

Master Of Rose *x; Show Female of the Year: GCC Lucky Sunshite 153 ET *. 2012: Show Bull of the Year, CF BCL HBO X ET *x; Show Female of the Year, GCC Achiever Charm 71 ET *. 2011: Show Bull of the Year, CF Flex *x; Show Female of the Year, SULL Salute Destiny 9001 *x. 2009: Show Bull of the Year, SB PFC Proud Venture WH ET *x; Show Female of the Year, Miss V8 Mona’s Hip Hop ET *x. 2008: Show Bull of the Year, Mr. V8 D’Brickashaw 11552 *x; Show Female of the Year, Miss V8 Mollie Jo 93S2. 2007: Show Bull of the Year, AF KF VG Step Ahead 525 x, Show Female of the Year, Miss V8 Dionne D 50R7. 2006: Show Bull of the Year, HD Big and Rich 204 *x; Show Female of the Year, SULL Sara’s Sable *x. 2005: Show Bull of the Year, COR Fear Factor 11702 *x, Show Female of the Year, Miss V8 Can’t Fool Me *x. =

x4217849 EPD’s: CED: +9 BEPD: +1.6 WEPD: +64 YEPD: +76 Milk: +25 CEM: +2 Stay: +10 $BMI: +133

ASA Annual Meeting Forum & Awards Banquet

Thanks to Waukaru Shorthorns for purchasing possession this spring and to Royalla Shorthorn Beef for obtaining Australian rights.

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1

We have a limited supply of high quality semen on RX available at North American Breeders. Non-certificate bull.

Harrah’s Hotel & Casino,

Domestic : $35/unit; minimum of 10. $20/unit for lot of 50 for use in single WHR herd.



We’ve had Shorthorns since 1974 and have always demanded our purebreds function like our commercial cows. That means they have to thrive on forage (including fescue), breed on time, calve unassisted, shed their hair in the summer, maintain sound feet and udders for years, and produce marketable calves.

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2017 Shorthorn Foundation Scholarship Recipients: photo on the left back row: Ashley Nye, Mike Dugdale Memorial Scholarship; Bill Rasor, Shorthorn Foundation President; Tate Lueth, Charles B. “Check” Leemon Memorial Scholarship. Front row: Taylor Bacon, John C. “Jack” Ragsdale Scholarship; and Kendra Davis, Outstanding Junior Board Member Scholarship. Middle photo Left to Right: Allison Dragstrem, Teilor Strope and Sammi Schrag (missing is Clayton Fugate) were the recipients of the Don Longley Memorial Scholarship. Photo on the right: Bill Rasor, Shorthorn Foundation president, and Adrianne Trennepohl, John Miller Scholarship.

The Shorthorn Foundation is dedicated to building the Shorthorn breed’s opportunities in the cattle business, educating cattlemen and Shorthorn youth, and promoting the benefits and advantages of using Shorthorn genetics. Honor the history of the Shorthorn breed while Building Shorthorn Opportunities. Make a donation to The Shorthorn Foundation today! The Shorthorn Foundation qualifies as a tax exempt organization under section 501 (c)(3) of the internal Revenue code. Contributions to The Shorthorn Foundation are deductible by donors as provided by the IRS code.


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= Builders Of The Breed 1945: Thomas E. Wilson; James Tomson; L.E. Mathers, Sr.; Wharton Allen; Wallace Campbell; Albert Hultine; and Paul Teegardin. 1946: Russell Kelce; Fred Hubbell; T.D. Jones; Charles Broughton; Will Dryden; L.W. Thieman; and Charles Lynn. 1947: Josef Winkler; Homer Clausen; R.D. Arnold; C.M. Caraway; W.J. Russell; H.L Straus; and Bert A. Hanson. 1948: William Bartholomay, Jr.; Frank W. Harding; E.M. Sims; Dale Bellows; George E. Day; George E. Smith; and Fred A. Johnson. 1949: Byron Hawks; Luther K. Rice; Fred Lee; Otis A. Carter; Fred Blomstrom; and Harold Thieman. 1950: D.M. Gregg; James Napier; George Struve; Kenneth E. Deacon; J.W. Bennett; and Charles H. Nickel. 1951: S.A. Donahoe; W.A. Cochel; George N. Fisher; Stewart G. Bennett; Russell Blomstrom; and Cleo Hultine. 1952: Frank Scofield; C.K. Tomson; Carl Greif; J.W. Durno; Harry McCann; and Carl M. Johnson. 1953: H.H. Allen; W.N. Anderson; Dewey Carnahan; Harold White; J.R. Kenner; and John Bertz. 1954: John C. Blume; Reford Gardhouse; B. Hollis Hanson; Carl W. Retzlaff; Grant Campbell; Gerald Clodfelter; and E.P. Laughlin. 1955: Allan C. Atlason; Cyrus S. Eaton; Autrey Caraway; W.L. Lyons Brown; Miss Emma Allison; W.W. Rapley; and Walter H. Larson. 1956: Louis Cadesky; Stanley G. Harris; Robert A. Collier; A.R. (Sandy) Cross; Otto Thiede; James L. Adams; and Fred W. Smalstig. 1957: Alex Cross; S.J. O’Bryan; John F. Shuman; Dr. O.W. House; Phil J. Sauer; W. Henry Dilatush; F.T. Brown; and P.S. Troubadour. 1958: W.W. Donaldson; John Alexander, Sr.; Thomas B. Hawkins: Don James; Harry Ackerman; B.W. Cooper; and Miles Wertz. 1959: R.E. Smith; David S. Graham; Gilbert Elken, Jr.; W.C. Jones; Wayne A. Carr; F.E. Jackson; and Byron D. Reser. 1960: Robert G. Heine; James G. Tomson; Raymond P. Duer; Miss Betty Royon; Harvey B. Wilson; Ray Clodfelter; and Roland G. Magill. 1961: W.H. Boutell; George T. Richardson; L.E. Mathers, Jr.; Sumption Brothers; W.A. Warters; Daniel J. O’Conner, Jr.; and Jacob Walter, Jr. 1962: C.D. Swaffar; Otto H. Grosse; Levi Johnson; Cecil Steinmetz; Clarence Worden; George Garvin Brown; and 102

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W.P. Hix. 1963: Louis Wernicke; Henry Dietz; Charles Ewald; Russell Held; Louis Latimer; George R. Gallatin; and Fred E. Smalstig. 1964: Mervin F. Aegerter; R.B. Stimson; Dr. Arthur H. Weiland; True Buckmaster; George DePape; Jack Ragsdale; and Otto Johnson. 1965: Ted L. Aegerter; Max L. Cardey; Paul Potter; E.H. Stoltz; Mrs. Hugh Fenwick; Harry McCabe; and Charles Hix. 1966: Dwight McCoy; Herman R. Purdy; Carroll Latimer; Cary A. Colburn; Lyle Brooks; Dave Brockmueller; and Lou Laughlin. 1967: William H. Roda; J.E. Halsey; Albert J. Hamann; Clyde G. Harlow; J.E. Klokkenga; Harry T. Peters, Jr.; and Chris R. Bertz, Jr. 1968: A.C. Buehler; Roger Applegate; Orlyn Oswald; Mr. and Mrs. Dave Lorenz; Norman D. Hogg; Roy R. Rutledge; and Ed Rocker. 1969: Burke N. Allison; Jos. Biglands; Ben G. Studer; Ed Hoyt; Howard Snethen; Charles B. Leemon; and Bill Hoewischer. 1970: Truman Kingsley; Bob Gordon; Mrs. W.C. Pitfield; Dewey Lunstra; Mrs. Glenn Miller; Joe Huckfeldt; and Jim and John Humphreys. 1971: James A. Brennen; Mrs. George Garvin Brown; Dick Braman; John Draper; Mr. and Mrs. Edward J. Long; Martin Nold; and Milton Nagley. 1972: Lyle V. DeWitt; R. Lee Johnson; Rudolph Kaehler; Mr. and Mrs. Arch Allen; George Inness; William Cruickshank; and Wendell Lovely. 1973: Dr. L. Eugene Byers; Jerry Taylor; Richard Prentice; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Coats; Mrs. Frank J. Haumont; Larry A. Hart; and Lloyd Hatch. 1974: Mrs. T.C. Stuart; Mr. and Mrs. Vic Taylor; Dover Sindelar; Wertz Bros.; Robert Hahn; Harvey Fulton; and Bert Kessi. 1975: Mark L. Graham, Sr.; A.D. Tilley, Jr.; Buck Bardwell; W.J. Boake; Barry Jordan; Lloyd Waters; and Ernest Esau. 1976: Earl Fieser; R.W. Parrott; Edgar Philpott; Bill Scott; Don and Pat Stout; Louis M. Womack; and Joe Woods. 1977: Robert Miller; Robert Raisbeck; Val and Bev Kjernisted; Gary Englehorn; Charles DeBusk; Donald Kaehler; and W.O. “Bill” Jennings. 1978: Horace Curtis & Sons; Herbert and Harry Krug; Joseph T. Christen; George and Janice Alden; Lester Love; William and Wayne Hartman; and Russell M. Sloan.

1979: Thomas Elias McGee; David W. Clark, Jr.; F.A. Heckendorf, Jr.; Duane Rocker; Sandra and Bert Pepper; Virgil Wegener and Steve Washburn; and Otis W. Rothlisberger. 1980: Donald W. Schlegel; Harvey W. Schulhauser; Carvin H. Guy; Gilbert Lee Miller; Ronald B. Hofstrand; Richard D. Yarnell; and Rex, Brian, and Randy Cates. 1981: Ric and Judy Hoyt; M.R. and Lil Boake; W.N. and Harriett H. Moore; Scott Dau; Steve and Tom Torgerson; Orville A. Stangl; and Max Tribbett Family. 1982: Robert Dahl; Stanley Melroe; Roger Steiger; Orville and Kendrick Berg; Paul Schrag; Mike Dugdale; and Darrel, Dave, and Dean Steck. 1983: N. Gerald and Grant C. Alexander; Ralph and Don Pope; James A. McAnear, Jr.; Sherman Berg; Edgar and John Wise; Don Cardey; and Archie and Gary Hansen. 1984: Wayne Clark; Stanley H. Harper; Odis A. Lowe, Jr.; William McCullough; Dr. and Mrs. George M. Smith; Dick and Wilma Russell; and Damar Farms, Inc. 1985: Kadel Urice; Howell F. Eyler; Duane Sicht; Roy D. Dedmon; Darrell and Denny Jordan; Art and Luke Bakenhus; and L. Jack Bedwell. 1986: Eddie and Judy Grathwohl; Gladys Dau; Bradley Eisiminger; Gary and Pam Naylor; Jim Scott; Calvin and Steve Hiatt; and Dale Louis Wernicke. 1987: Dale Rocker; Keith H. Lauer; Gary and Chuck Buchholz; G.M. “Mike” and Linda Kahoa; Hugh, Jr., Tom, and Ron Moore; Steve and Linda Haywood; and William Earl Wilson. 1988: Hale Charlton and Jim McCollum; Alfred and Darrell Ippensen; Doug Schrag; Bill Smithers; Herbert Symington; and Paul Wharton & Sons. 1989: Gordon Brockmueller; Don Hoyt; Dr. W.L. Munson; and Charles Meisner & Sons. 1990: Robert and Ronald Alden; Phil and Chuck Johnson; Robert and Dorothy Connell; and Duane and Evelyn Greeley. 1991: Neil and Mary Davis; Bruce and Sandra Wallace; Arden Preheim; and Joseph O. and Joseph F. “Sam” Erhnthaller. 1992: Wayne C. Neely; George W. Slater; Bernie and Norma Bolton; and Mary and J.O. Bass III. 1993: Jesse Duckett and Larry Kohlstaedt. 1994: Don Cagwin and Frank and Mary Kaehler.

1995: William H. Hoskins and James A. Cato. 1996: Gene McDonald and North Dakota State University. 1997: Bill Rasor and Lyle Ewald. 1998: Wayne Temple Sr. & Family and C.F. Martin. 1999: Dr. George Ahlschwede and Rick and Sandy Osterday, Stangl Shorthorns. 2000: Dale Studer Family Shorthorns and Steve Melroe & Family, Melroe Shorthorns. 2001: Merl Welch, Green Ridge Shorthorns and A. Lorne Edmondson, Bromelee Shorthorns. 2002: The Bertz Family, Meadow Lane Farms and Ronald Gooch, Greenbelt Shorthorns. 2003: Harold and Kay Good, Good Family Shorthorns, and Donald McMillan & Sons, McMillan Shorthorn Ranch. 2004: Dave McFarland Family, Dia-

mond M Shorthorns and Richard C. McElhaney, McElhaney Stock Farm. 2005: Jim and Beverly Freed, Double J Ranch/Jeepetta Cattle Co. and Dick Hahn, Hahn Family Shorthorns. 2006: The Jim Williams Family, V8 Shorthorns and Verl Shell, Milestone Cattle Co. 2007: Nick Steinke Family, Steinke Shorthorns and L.E. ‘Les’ Mathers III, MD, Leveldale Farms. 2008: Randy & Nancy Griffis, Carolina Cattle Company and George & Gail McLachlan, Lakeside Farms. 2009: Ralph S. Larson, Y Lazy Y Shorthorns and John R. Hagie, Cyclone Trace Cattle Co. 2010: Steve & Laura McGill, South Starr Farm, Robert ‘Bob’ & Joyce Wilson, Dr. Larry Wilson, Robjoy Shorthorns 2011: Scott & Janet Leemon & Family, Leemon Stock Farm and Dr. Raymond

Ediger, Green Spring Farm. 2012: Derek Jungels, Jungels Shorthorn Farm and Edward Meyer, Meyer Farms. 2013: Marty Loving, Loving Farms, Steve & Julie French, Little Cedar Cattle Company and Don Washburn, Iroquoian Shorthorns. 2014: Charles and Judy Obrect, O-Dale Farms and Virginia Davis, KV Cattle. 2015: Kevin & Kari Vander Wal, Vander Wal Shorthorns; Sammy Richardson, Richardson Farms, and L. Martin Haliton Jr., Wind Crest Farm. 2016: Penny, Caleb, Seth & Courtney Vance, Bill & Jane Hale, Hale Farms; and Scott Horton & Family, Horton Farms. 2017: Laurence Pathy, Shadybrook Farms and John Sullivan, Sullivan Farms. In Memoriam:  Hal Longley; Don Longley; and Horace Walker. Honorary: Charlotte MacLeod. =

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4/16/2018 Heifer Revival X Eagle One dam - first calf heifer 4/11/2018 Heifer Dorothy X CC Cujo

4/20/2018 Bull Silver Rose X Marc IV dam - first calf heifer

6/2/2018 Bull Augusta Pride X Pretender dam - first calf heifer

4/28/2018 Bull Jill X Eagle One dam - first calf heifer

4/17/2018 Heifer Margie X Yellowstone dam - first calf heifer


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shorthorn country = july 2018


STATE ASSOCIATIONS d i r e c t o ry




California californiashorthorns.com Colorado Florida - see South Carolina Georgia - see South Carolina Illinois Indiana indianashorthorn.com Iowa Kansas kansasshorthorns.com Kentucky Louisiana Maryland marylandshorthorns.com Michigan michiganshorthorns.com Minnesota mnshorthorn.com Missouri missourishorthorn.com Missouri - Ozark Montana

Matt Bigelow Gary Witte Jeff Cooksey Rick Leone

President Vice President President VP/Secretary


mjbigelow@hotmail.com 559-868-6411 witteshorthorns94@yahoo.com 777-423-1571 cookc4cattle@rtebb.net 303-849-5214 peakviewranch@hotmail.com 719-468-1981

Scott Horton President 7shorn@concast.net 630-365-1444 Ron Moore Vice President 618-498-6368 John Kretzmeier President kretzmeier5@msn.com 765-583-4889 Toby Jordan Vice President tojo@waukaru.net 219-819-4603 Ethan Gilman President cgilmanshorthorns@gmail.com 515-360-1445 Josh Berg Vice President jaberg03@gmail.com 641-832-7772 Scott Loving President scott@lovingfarms.com 620-786-1369 Kevin Gibler Vice President kjgibler@hotmail.com 816-809-7148 David McCall President mccallfran@gmail.com 502-494-9644 Jason Martin Vice President jasmar@scrtc.com 270-774-2283 Ricky Guidry President ricky@rlcattlecompany.com 337-540-2825 Donnie Braun President mdorgdbraun@aol.com 301-974-7901 Sean Hough Vice President smhough13@gmail.com 443-745-5146 Carla McLachlan President carla@lakesideshorthorns.com 517-242-2395 Caleb Vance Vice President halefarms@gmail.com 517-667-4575 Terry Morrison President TerryMorrison@frontiernet.net 612-419-2139 Eric Schoenbauer Vice President scattle@gmail.com 952-237-3836 Diane Bolinger President bolingerfarms@embarqmail.com 816-695-3669 Brian Kohlstaedt Vice President bkohlstaedt@yahoo.com 816-934-2510 Janet Fritter President mammafritt@sofnet.com 417-742-0508 Katie Stewart Vice President kstewart@crinet.com 417-839-3184 W. Joel Jackson President jjackson082705@yahoo.com 406-989-1548 montanashorthornassociation.org Tom McClelland Vice President 406-989-1548 Nebraska Steve Supanchick President ss_shorthorns@hotmail.com 308-440-6660 Bill Bos Vice President tbbos@megavision.com 402-564-5621 North Carolina - see South Carolina North Dakota Roberta Francis President 701-799-4568 Ryan Galbreath Vice President showpigs@mlgc.com 701-799-4568 Ohio Lee Miller President lee@paintvalleyfarms.com 330-231-6834 ohioshorthorns.org Jeff Winkle Vice President cattlejock9@yahoo.com 937-694-1871 Oklahoma Jerrell Crow President jerrellcrow@crowcreekfarms.com 580-585-2522 Sammy Richardson Vice President 580-467-8267 Pennsylvania Charlie Marsch President angusll@comcast.net 267-718-0601 Charles Bomgardner Vice President lightacandle@live.com 717-507-1927 South Carolina Kevin Simpson President ksimpson@broadwaywaterdistrict.com 864-348-3221 Eastern Shorthorn Association, Steve McGill Vice President steve.mcgill@merial.com 864-376-9407 FL, GA, NC, SC South Dakota Rick Osvog President kbegalka@itctel.com 605-237-1116 Jeff VanderWal Vice President jbvwal@nvc.net 605-887-7243 Tennessee Luke Teeple President teeple@hotmail.com 931-761-3043 Charles Curtis Vice President doublecshorthorns@gmail.com 931-498-2847 Texas John Russell President tadmorefarms@gmail.com 832-588-8063 txshorthorns.org Kyle Lewis Vice President kyle@aamconline.com 832-588-8064 Wisconsin Dennis Schlimgen President dreamy280@mhtc.net 608-575-6848 wisconsinshorthorns.com Eric Beisbier Vice President dbeisbier@gmail.com 608-393-9863


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STATE Junior Advisors d i r e c t o ry




Alabama Arkansas California Colorado Illinois Iowa Kansas Kentucky Maryland Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri Missouri- Ozark Montana Nebraska North Dakota Ohio Oklahoma South Dakota Tennessee Texas Wisconsin

Ashley Catrett ashleyocatrett@gmail.com Will Lane lanecattle@gmail.com Krista Vannest fourvannest@yahoo.com Amy Cooksey cookc4cattle@rtebb.net Larry Wilson lwwilson@illinois.edu Tasha Bunting tbunting@ilfb.org 309-307-3516 Cheyenne Starman CR-Starman@wiu.edu Pam Berg petepamberg@yahoo.com Nancy Grathwohl-Heter nancy.grathwohl@zoetis.com David McCall mccallfran@gmail.com Fran McCall mccallfran@gmail.com Faye Korthaus mfkshorthorns@gmail.com Heidi Bowman bowmanfamilyshorthorns@verizon.net Sydney Miller sydneysharon93@yahoo.com Tammy Bennett mojohooterman72@aol.com Mike & Lisa Wetzel wgrcattle@yahoo.com Chuck Lott 601-543-6001 Laura Long laura.long@spsagu.com Beverly Klise klisefarm@rallstech.com Janet Fritter mammafritt@sofnet.com Debbie Sokoloski dsokoloski2001@yahoo.com Greg Crawford gcfshorthorns@gmail.com Kevin & Kari VanderWal kevin.vanderwal@sdstate.edu Katie Cull katie.cull@okstate.edu Jerrell & Stephanie Crow jerrellcrow@crowcreekfarms.com Kevin & Kari VanderWal kevin.vanderwal@sdstate.edu Melinda Perkins melindaperkins@tnffa.org Jeff Sargent jrsarge@gmail.com Lisa Schlimgen dreamy280@mhtc.net



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334-527-9533 918-253-7344 209-521-0723 847-814-7301 217-254-5353 641-220-3233 785-587-7947 502-494-9644 502-836-9523 502-649-6475 301-651-0852 517-749-1931 517-230-2306 507-491-6464 573-248-7769 573-248-4056 417-742-0508 406-208-9075 402-423-3944 605-627-9409 402-380-0404 580-585-2522 605-627-9409 903-624-7265 608-576-1313

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= Show Schedule Fair California State Fair California State Fair North Dakota State Fair North Dakota State Fair Ohio State Fair Ohio State Fair Ozark Empire Fair Ozark Empire Fair Indiana State Fair Indiana State Fair Wisconsin State Fair Wisconsin State Fair Iowa State Fair Indiana State Fair Illinois State Fair Illinois State Fair Wisconsin State Fair State Fair of West Virginia Illinois State Fair Illinois State Fair Iowa State Fair Missouri State Fair Iowa State Fair Wyoming State Fair Wyoming State Fair State Fair of West Virginia Missouri State Fair Missouri State Fair Iowa State Fair Appalachian State Fair Kentucky State Fair Western Idaho State Fair Western Idaho State Fair Kentucky State Fair Maryland State Fair New York State Fair Kentucky State Fair Maryland State Fair Colorado State Fair Colorado State Fair Colorado State Fair Evergreen State Fair Evergreen State Fair Nebraska State Fair Nebraska State Fair South Dakota State Fair South Dakota State Fair Michigan State Fair Minnesota State Fair Minnesota State Fair Evergreen State Fair Evergreen State Fair Eastern Idaho State Fair Washington State Fair Kansas State Fair Tennessee State Fair Tennessee State Fair Kansas State Fair New Mexico State Fair New Mexico State Fair Kansas State Fair Tri-State Fair Tri-State Fair


Location Sacramento, CA Sacramento, CA Minot, ND Minot, ND Columbus, OH Columbus, OH Springfield, MO Springfield, MO Indianapolis, IN Indianapolis, IN Milwaukee, WI Milwaukee, WI Des Moines, IA Indianapolis, IN Springfield, IL Springfield, IL Milwaukee, WI Lewisburg, WV Springfield, IL Springfield, IL Des Moines, IA Sedalia, MO Des Moines, IA Douglas, WY Douglas, WY Lewisburg, WV Sedalia, MO Sedalia, MO Des Moines, IA Gray, TN Louisville, KY Boise, ID Boise, ID Louisville, KY Timonium, MD Syracuse, NY Louisville, KY Timonium, MD Pueblo, CO Pueblo, CO Pueblo, CO Monroe, WA Monroe, WA Grand Island, NE Grand Island, NE Huron, SD Huron, SD Detroit, MI St. Paul, MN St. Paul, MN Monroe, WA Monroe, WA Blackfoot, ID Puyallup, WA Hutchinson, KS Nashville, TN Nashville, TN Hutchinson, KS Albuquerque, NM Albuquerque, NM Hutchinson, KS Amarillo, TX Amarillo, TX

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Show Date Time Judge Junior Shorthorn Heifer Show 7/14 8 a.m. Ryan Rathmann Open Show - Super Regional 7/19 10 a.m. Jared Boyert Open Shorthorn Show 7/22 8:30 am Junior Steer & Heifer Show 7/25 8 am Open Show - Super Regional 7/28 10:30 am Barry Nowaztke Junior Shorthorn Show 7/29 12:30 p.m. Barry Nowaztke Junior Shorthorn Show 8/3 8 a.m. Open Shorthorn Show 8/4 8 a.m. 4-H Heifer Show 8/4 8 a.m. 4-H Steer Show 8/5 8 a.m. Junior Heifer Show 8/7 8 a.m. Junior Steer Show 8/8 8 a.m. FFA Breeding Beef Show 8/9 10 a.m. Open Show - Regional 8/8 9 a.m. Zach Butler Junior ShorthornPlus Heifer Show 8/9 TBD Junior Shorthorn Heifer Show 8/10 TBD Open Shorthorn Show 8/11 8 a.m. Junior Heifer Show 8/11 12:30 p.m. Open Shorthon Show - Regional 8/13 8 a.m. Open ShorthornPlus Show - Regional 8/13 following 4-H Breeding Beef Show 8/14 7:30 a.m. 4-H/FFA Market Show 8/14 8 a.m. 4-H Market Beef Show 8/15 7:30 a.m. Open Shorthorn Show 8/15 1 p.m. Youth Breeding Beef Show 8/17 9 a.m. Open Shorthorn Show 8/17 9 a.m. 4-H/FFA Shorthorn Breeding Show 8/17 8 a.m. Open Shorthorn Show 8/18 8 a.m. Open Show - Regional 8/19 9 a.m. Open Heifer Show 8/22 10 a.m. Youth Market Beef Show 8/22 8:30 a.m. Junior Shorthorn Show 8/23 9 a.m. Garrett Lampe Open Show - Regional 8/23 following Garrett Lampe Junior Heifer Show 8/23 8 a.m. 4-H/FFA Heifer Show 8/25 2 p.m. Open Shorthorn Show 8/24 8:30 a.m. Open Show - Super Regional 8/24 Noon Open Shorthorn Show 8/26 2 p.m. Junior Breeding Heifer Show 8/27 10 a.m. Open Bull Show 8/28 9 a.m. Open Female Show 8/29 9 a.m. Junior ShorthornPlus Show 8/29 9:30 a.m. Jared Patterson Open ShorthornPlus Show 8/29 11 a.m. Jared Patterson Junior Heifer Show 8/29 4 p.m. Open Shorthorn Show 8/30 9 a.m. Open Shorthorn Show 8/31 8 a.m. Junior Shorthorn Show 8/31 following Open & Youth Shorthorn Show 9/1 10 a.m. Open Show - Super Regional 9/1 8 a.m. Todd Herman FFA Shorthorn Heifer Show 9/2 9 a.m. Chris Cassady Junior Shorthorn Show 9/2 1:30 p.m. Jared Patterson Open Shorthorn Show 9/2 3 p.m. Jared Patterson Open Shorthorn Show 9/3 2:30 p.m. Ted Morgan Open Shorthorn Show 9/8 10 a.m. Brandon Creamer Junior Market Show 9/8 8 a.m. Regional Open & Jr.Shorthorn Show 9/9 9 a.m. Doug Satree Regional Open & Jr. ShorthornPlus 9/9 following Doug Satree Junior Heifer Show 9/9 8 a.m. Junior Market Steer Show 9/12 8 a.m. Vance Oatley Junior Breeding Heifer Show 9/13 9 a.m. Vance Oatley Open Show - Regional 9/13 3 p.m. Todd Herman Youth Heifer Show 9/15 9 a.m. Travis Begley Open Show - Regional 9/16 9 a.m. Dr. Clint Rusk

Fair Location Show Date Time Judge World Beef Expo West Allis, WI Open Shorthorn Show 9/28 Noon Ashley Judge North Alabama State Fair Muscle Shoals, AL Youth Heifer Show 9/21 7 p.m. Oklahoma State Fair Oklahoma City, OK Jr & Open Shorthorn Show 9/22 9:30 a.m. Oklahoma State Fair Oklahoma City, OK Jr & Open ShorthornPlus Show 9/22 following World Beef Expo West Allis, WI Junior Heifer Show 9/30 8 a.m. Scott Bush Tulsa State Fair Tulsa, OK Open Show - Super Regional 9/29 TBD Shane Werk AkSarBen Stock Show Grand Island, NE Breeding Heifer Show 9/30 8 a.m. Alabama National Fair Montgomery, AL Youth Heifer Show 9/30 8 a.m. Keystone International (KILE) Harrisburg, PA National Open Shorthorn Show 10/6 8 a.m. Keystone International (KILE) Harrisburg, PA National Open ShorthornPlus Show 10/6 following Tulsa State Fair Tulsa, OK Junior Heifer Show 10/6 8 a.m. Georgia National Fair Perry, GA Junior Heifer Show 10/7 8 a.m. Joel Judge Keystone International (KILE) Harrisburg, PA Junior Breeding Heifer Show 10/7 8 a.m. State Fair of Texas Dallas, TX Open Shorthorn Show 10/19 8 a.m. Arkansas State Fair Little Rock, AR Jr. Shorthorn & ShorthornPlus Show 10/13 1 p.m. Arkansas State Fair Little Rock, AR Open Show 10/14 1 p.m. State Fair of Texas Dallas, TX Youth Shorthorn Show 10/21 8 a.m. South Carolina State Fair Columbia, SC Open Shorthorn Show 10/19 Noon Eddie Holland South Carolina State Fair Columbia, SC Junior Shorthorn Show 10/20 11 a.m. Mike McGuire American Royal Kansas City, MO Junior Shorthorn Show 10/25 12 p.m. Brent Murphy American Royal Kansas City, MO National Shorthorn Show 10/25 following Mark Johnson North Florida Fair Tallahassee, FL Junior Steer Show 11/17 7 p.m. North Florida Fair Tallahassee, FL Junior Heifer Show 11/18 1 p.m. NAILE Louisville, KY Junior ShorthornPlus Show 11/10 TBD NAILE Louisville, KY Junior Shorthorn Show 11/11 TBD NAILE Louisville, KY National Open ShorthornPlus Show 11/12 TBD NAILE Louisville, KY National Open Shorthorn Show 11/12 following 2019 NWSS Denver, CO Pen Show 1/19 9 a.m. NWSS Denver, CO Jr. Shorthorn & Plus Heifer Show, 1/20 11 a.m. Open ShorthornPlus Female & Bull Show NWSS Denver, CO National Shorthorn Female Show, 1/21 1 p.m. National Shorthorn Bull Show Fort Worth Stock Show Fort Worth, Texas Junior Shorthorn Show 1/19/19 TBD Fort Worth Stock Show Fort Worth, Texas National Open Shorthorn Show 1/27/19 TBD Dixie National Livestock Show Jackson, MS Open Show - Regional 2/9/19 TBD Houston International Livestock Show Houston, TX Junior Breeding Beef 3/6-3/9 2019 TBD National Junior Shorthorn Show Lebanon, TN

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shorthorn country = july 2018

= Sales Calendar Aug 12 - Lookout Ridge Farm LLC, All Breeds Dispersal Sale, Longmont, Co. Sept. 1 - Cates Farms “Star Search XVI” Production Sale, Modoc, Ind. Sept. 1 - R-C Show Cattle, “Early Bird Sale”, Eaton, Ohio Sept. 8 - Shadybrook Shorthorns, Maternal Excellence Production Sale, West Brome, Quebec. Can. Sept. 9 - Bonnell Cattle Co online sale. Flat Rock, Ind. on cwcattlesales.com Sept. 16 - Ripberger/Norman “Eyes on the Midwest” Production Sale, Newman, Ill. Sept. 18 - Meyer Family Shorthorns, “Focus on the Future” Online sale. Greensburg, Ind. cwcattlesales.com Sept. 18 - Wasinger Cattle Co., Online Sale, Winnebago, Minn. ccwcattlesales.com Sept. 22 - “Great Shorthorn Revival” Beaverton, Mich. Sept. 23 - Ohio Shorthorn Breeders’ Association Fall Sale, Newark, Ohio Sept. 23 - KOLT Cattle Co “Simple Choices” Production Sale, Seward, Neb. Sept. 29 - Warner Ranch “Fall Harvest” Production Sale, Columbus, Neb. Sept. 29 - Bakenhus Cattle Co., and 3BC Shorthorns, “Genetics With Passion” Sale, Columbus, Neb. Oct. 5-7 - Hahn Family Shorthorns, 10th Annual Practical & Profitable Bred & Open Female Private Treaty Sale, Minonk, Ill. Oct. 6 - Greenhorn Cattle Co., “Where Great Females Make A Difference” Production Sale, Waynesville, Ohio. Oct. 7 - DuLyn Farm Shorthorn “Share the Vision” Production Sale, Berlin, Ohio. Oct. 13 - Schrag 605, “Family Event” Production Sale, Marion, SD. Oct. 13 - Studer Family Shorthorns “Family Legacies” Production Sale, Creston, Iowa.


Oct. 14 - Sullivan Farms “Maternal Legends” Production Sale, Dunlap, Iowa. Oct. 20 - 38th Keystone Autumn Klassic, Waynesburg, Pa. Oct. 20 - Double J and Crow Creek “Shorthorn 500” Sale, Marietta, Okla. Oct. 27 - Jungels Shorthorn Farms “Durham Nation” Production Sale, Kathryn, ND. Nov. 1 - Highland Farms Show Steer and Show Heifer Online Sale, Pittsfield, Ill. cwcattlesales.com Nov. 3 - Leveldale Farms “Ladies of Leveldale Investment Sale”, Mason City, Ill. Nov. 3 - “Breeders Alliance” Sale. Hosted by Norman/Ripberger. Newman, Ill. Nov. 9 - The Autumn Classic Show & Sale, Turlock, Calf. on showstock.com Nov. 10 - 4 State Shorthorn Sale, Diamond, Mo. Nov. 11 - Greenhorn Cattle Co “Where Future Generations Are Created” Sale, Louisville, Ky. Nov. 17 - Gana Farms Production Sale, Martell, Neb. Nov. 17 - Bollum Family Red, White & Roan Online Sale. Nov. 25 - Farrer’s Stock Farm Female Sale, Royal Center, Ind. Dec. 2 - “Power Genetics Prodcution Sale”, Kohlstaedt Farms, Wellington, Mo. Dec. 8 - Paint Valley Farms and Byland Polled Shorthorns “Maternal Event” Sale, Millersburg, Ohio. Dec. 11 - Wasinger Cattle Company Bulls & Babies Online Sale, Winebgo, Minn. cwcattlesales.com Dec. 11 - Galbreath Farms Online Bred Heifer Sale, Enderlin, ND showstock.com Dec. 13 - Bar N Shorthorns Online Sale, Bellview, Minn., on showstock.com


Upcoming Issue Focus

Issue August September

Highlights/Reporting Junior National Results * Fall Sale Ads Fall Sale Ads • Semen Sales • ET Sales

= Coming Events July 14 - Ohio Shorthorn Breeders’ Association State Show, Franklin County Fairgrounds, Hilliard, Ohio. Aug. 26 - Ohio Shorthorn Breeders’ Association Summer Picnic, Legends Lane Reproductive, Alexandria, Ohio.

Sept. 18-20 - OSBA Shorthorns on Display, Farm Science Review, London, Ohio.


Sale Mangement • Online Sales • Private Treaty Sales

Sept. 1 - Cates Farms “Star Search XVI” Production Sale, Modoc, Ind. Sept. 8 - Shadybrook Shorthorns, Maternal Excellence Production Sale, West Brome, Quebec. Sept. 16 - Ripberger/Norman “Eyes on the Midwest” Production Sale, Newman, Ill. Sept. 22 - “Great Shorthorn Revival” Beaverton, Mich. Sept. 23 - KOLT Cattle Co “Simple Choices” Production Sale, Seward, Neb. Sept. 29 - Warner Ranch “Fall Harvest” Production Sale, Columbus, Neb. Sept. 29 - Bakenhus Cattle Co and 3BC Shorthorns, “Genetics With Passion” Sale, Columbus, Neb. Oct. 6 - Greenhorn Cattle Co, “Where Great Females Make A Difference” Production Sale, Waynesville, Ohio. Oct. 7 - DuLyn Farm Shorthorn Production Sale, Berlin, Ohio. Oct. 13 - Schrag 605, “Family Event” Production Sale, Marion, SD. Oct. 13 - Studer Family Shorthorns “Family Legacies” Production Sale, Creston, Iowa. Oct. 14 - Sullivan Farms “Maternal Legends” Production Sale, Dunlap, Iowa. Oct 20 - Double J and Crow Creek “Shorthorn 500” Sale, Marietta, Okla. Oct. 27 - Jungels Shorthorn Farms “Durham Nation” Production Sale, Kathryn, ND. Nov. 3 - Leveldale Farms “Ladies of Leveldale Investment Sale”, Mason City, Ill. Nov. 9 - The Autumn Classic Show & Sale, Turlock, CA on showstock.com Nov. 11 - Greenhorn Cattle Co “Where Future Generations Are Created” Sale, Louisville, Ky. Nov. 17 - Gana Farms Production Sale, Martell, Neb. Dec. 2 - Power Genetics Producation Sale Kohlstaedt Farms, Wellington, Mo. Dec. 8 - Paint Valley Farms and Byland Polled Shorthorns “Maternal Event” Sale, Millersburg, Ohio. Dec. 11 - Galbreath Farms Online Bred Heifer Sale, Enderlin, ND on showstock.com Dec. 13 - Bar N Shorthorns Online Sale, Bellview, MN on showstock.com.

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 AAA Shorthorns..............................76, 93 Aegerter Marketing Services, Inc.........11, 115 AJ Cattle Co.........................................93 Alden Farms..........................................47 American Livestock/Markel...................65 B&CS Shorthorns.................................87 Bar N Cattle Co......................................6 Bartels Bros...........................................93 Bennett Land & Cattle..........................93


shorthorn country = july 2018

Bent Spear Stock Farm..........................90 Berg Shorthorns....................................93 Bern-A-Dale Shorthorns......................104 Bigelow Farms.......................................93 Bollum Family Shorthorns....................27 Bowman Superior Genetics........22-23, 93 Brandywine Farms Cattle Co................69 Bridle Path Ranch.................................93 Bruce Brooks...................................86, 96

Bye Well Shorthorns..............................93 Byland Polled Shorthorns......................33 Cagwin Cattle Services LLC..................96 Cagwin Farms.................................16, 73 Cairns Shorthorns.................................93 Carolina Cattle Co................................64 Carper Family Sshorthorns....................93 Cates Farms.....................................19, 93 Cattle Visions........................................97 Cedar Lane Farm...................................45 Circle K Cattle Company......................82 Cornerstone Farms................................93 Country K Shorthorns..........................93 Crawfdown Farms.................................93 Crow Creek Farms................................36 Dale Studer Family Shorthorns...........IFC Davis Farms..........................................46 Deckert Stock Farm...............................82 Dedmon Shorthorns.......................81, 93 DJS Shorthorns.....................................93 Double C Shorthorns......................72, 93 Double J Ranch.....................................37 DTR Cattle Co...............................51, 93 Du-Lyn Farms.......................................44 Duis Farms............................................93 FH Shorthorns......................................99 Fickbohm Farms.............................88, 94 Fieser Family Polled Shorthorns............79 Fischer Cattle Company........................94 Fugate Shorthorns.................................82 Fusion Cattle.........................................55 Gellerman ............................................30 Gilman Shorthorns...............................71 Great Shorthorn Revival......................113 Greenhorn Cattle Co., LLC............15, 94 Greg Crawford Family...........................78 Hansen Shorthorns...............................82 Haumont Shorthorns......................91, 94 Heritage Shorthorn Society...................77 Hill Farm..............................................68 Hill Haven Shorthorns.....................28-29 Hillside Farm.......................................26 Homeplace Farms..................................94 Hub Ranch Shorthorns.........................94 Humble Stock Farm........................86, 94 Idalee Farm...........................................31 Inness Shorthorns..................................94 Iroquoian Shorthorns............................94 James F. Bessler, Inc...............................97 JCC Jeepetta Cattle Co.........................37 Johnson Shorthorn................................40 Jordan Acres............................................9 Jungels Shorthorn Farm...............118-119 Kaehler Family Shorthorns....................53 Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm.............88, 94 Keystone Autumn Klassic......................58 Keystone International .........................74 Keystone Shorthorns.......................54, 94 Keystone Shorthorns.............................94 Kruse Ranch..........................................50 KW Cattle Co.......................................94 Labans Roanoke Farm...........................94

Lakamp Willow Branch Shorthorn .......82 Land of Lincoln Reds............................90 Lathrop Livestock Inc............................82 Lauer Polled Shorthorns........................57 Lazy Bar F Shorthorns.........................103 Leveldale Farms....................12-13, 30, 94 Little Cedar Cattle Co.....................17, 94 Lookout Ridge Farm LLC.....................25 Loving Farms........................................35 Martindell Farm....................................83 Masonic Village Farm......................59, 94 McCall Show Cattle..............................82 McKee Family Shorthorns.....................95 MFK Shorthorns...................................87 Meyer Family Shorthorns......................95 Meyer Farms...................................95, 99 Millvale Shorthorns...............................82 Minnesota Shorthorn Assoc. Group.90-91 Moore Shorthorns.................................21 Nelson Family Shorthorns.....................89 NILE Valley Farm/Henderickson Trust.95 Norman Farms......................................95 Oakview Shorthorns..............................52 Ohio Shorthorn Breeders Assoc. ......84-85 Oler Farm.............................................95 Paint Valley Farms.................................32 Peak View Ranch...................................24 Phildon Farms.......................................95 ProFit....................................................82 Prospect Hill Shorthorns.......................95 Red Barn Designs..................................88 Respite Farms LLC ‘Sugarbird Shorthorns’.61 Richardson Farms Shorthorns...............95 Ripberger Farms......................................8 Robjoy Shorthorns................................95 Robsten Shorthorns...............................82 Rockdale Shorthorns.............................82 Rockin G Land & Cattle.................41, 95 Rocky Branch Shorthorns...............70, 95 Rod Shorthorn Farm.............................63 Ron Alden.............................................82 Sandy Ridge Shorthorns........................82 Sargent Show Cattle..............................82 Schrag Shorthorn Farms....................3, 95 Sears Marketing Services.................92, 96 Shadybrook Farm.................................4-5 SharBen Shorthorns........................67, 95 Shorthorn Foundation.........................100 ShorthornPlus Foundation....................97 Simon Farms.........................................95 Singing H Shorthorns...........................95 Smith Family Farms..............................88 Smoky Mountain Farm...................89, 95 South Starr Farms..................................98 Stangl Shorthorns............................70, 95 Starman Cattle .....................................82 Stepping Stone Ranch.........................105 Stone Springs Shorthorns..............96, 117 Strode Family Shorthorns......................96 Sullivan Farms................................96, BC Sullivan Supply.....................................97 Sutherland Shorthorns..................96, 109

Tadmore Farms...................................107 Ten Mile Farm Shorthorns....................96 Tom Mitchell........................................62 Top Notch Stock Farm..................96, 116 Turner Family Shorthorns...............15, 96 Turner Shorthorns.................................77 Tynywtra’s.......................................87, 96 W.L. Good Farms..................................34 Warner Ranch.................................73, 96 Wasinger Cattle Company....................75

Waukaru Shorthorns.....................96, 114 Wendt, Kevin........................................96 Wernacres Farms.................................101 White Birch Farm.................................86 WHR Shorthorns....................................7 Wilson Livestock Agency.......................97 WJM.....................................................76 Woodrange Farm...................................96 Woodside Farm.....................................58

shorthorn country = july 2018