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The Voice of the Shorthorn Breed.


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Shorthorn Country september 2018 issue 8 • volume 45

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= Features

Summit Youth Leadership Conference ......................................... 32 Alternative cow-calf systems give producers options................... 34

=Show Reports

Wisconsin State Shorthorn Show.................................................... 30 Ohio State Fair - Super Regional Show........................................... 40 Maryland Eastern Regional - Regional Show................................ 42 California State Fair - Super Regional Show.................................. 43

=Departments Update..................................................................................8 Association Outlook........................................................12 Beef Business.....................................................................16 Since you asked.................................................................20 Beef Blurb..........................................................................22 Junior Corner....................................................................28 Tartan Plaid.......................................................................36 News & Notes....................................................................38 Regional Show Schedule..................................................39 Show Schedule..................................................................44 Sales Calendar...................................................................51 Ad Index............................................................................52

Shorthorn Country

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

Don Cagwin, publisher Tracy Duncan, managing editor/art director = 402-212-2594 tracy@shorthorncountry.org

Amy Sampson, graphic designer = 816-437-9210 amy@shorthorncountry.org

Amanda Cagwin, accountant = amandacagwin@yahoo.com =Advertising Representatives Cindy Cagwin-Johnston= 217-452-3051 cagwincattle@casscomm.com

Darryl Rahn = 217-473-1124 drahn@casscomm.com

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

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color rates

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

Contract Rates And Discounts:

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

Online Sale Packages & Sale Catalogs

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

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The September cover was submitted by Katie Songer. Picture taken at Lucky Springs Farms, Rocky Mountain House, Canada.

The Voice of the Shorthorn Breed.

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


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= Shorthorn Update

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

ASA 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 Jake Nikkel, president National Shorthorn Lassies Shay Bakenhus, president

ASA Dates of Note September Sept. 3 ASA Office Closed - Labor Day Sept. 4 All ballots due in ASA office for electing delegates Sept. 14 American Royal ownership deadline and entry deadline Sept. 24 American Rancher Shorthorn Show - 8:oo pm CDT - RFD TV October Oct. 1 NAILE entry deadline Oct. 6 KILE National Shorthorn and ShorthornPlus Show Oct. 7 KILE Junior Shorthorn and ShorthornPlus Show Oct. 13 Leading a Legacy, Dunlap, Iowa Oct. 25 American Royal Junior Shorthorn Show and National Shorthorn Show - 12 pm November Nov. 1 Inventories mailed for WHR 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. 15 Fort Worth - Entry Deadline Nov. 20 NWSS- Open/Junior/Yards Cattle Entry Deadline 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

Help Support the Juniors! Sept. 22 • “Funding the Future” hosted by The Revival sale consigners, Beaverton, Mich.

Oct. 13 • Leading a Legacy, Dunlap, Iowa Nov. 10 • Deck the Stalls, at NAILE, Louisville, Ky.

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

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Upcoming Committee Conference Calls Commercial Acceptance Committee Nov. 5 7:00 pm CT Promotion Committee Oct. 15 7:00 pm CT ShorthornPlus/Composite Committee Sept. 11 7:00 pm CT Oct. 16 7:00 pm CT Genetic Evaluation Committee 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 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 $25

Think Ahead!!

If you plan to attend a show this fall or are going to be selling any cattle, now is the time to get your animals registered! This will allow you, or our staff, time to make corrections or gather additional information if there are issues preventing the registrations from being processed. This is also a reminder to get your Donor Dams’ DNA testing completed.

Find us on YouTube ShorthornASA Check out the Shorthorn channel to view the new “How To” tutorials

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


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= Association Outlook Take Advantage of Shorthorn Opportunities Annual Meeting Forum & Awards Banquet

Montie D. asa executive Soules secretary/CEO

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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t is time to take advantage of the “Opportunities we have with Shorthorns”. Our breed has some attributes that set them apart from other beef cattle and the new and changing markets are presenting themselves to fit this breed extremely well. We have all boasted about the docility of the breed and now we must demonstrate the value of docility to producers and consumers. The face of beef consumers is changing so we had better pay attention. Yes, we are in the business of raising seedstock and/ or registered Shorthorns and the long range sustainability of our purebred cattle and how they may be perceived are sought after by the consumer. Look at any consumer product and you will quickly understand that the people with the money who buy the product are the most important. At some point in time, decisions are made by parents, children or grandchildren of whether to purchase a green or a red tractor or which brand of seed corn to buy. I wager many of the changes made in our operations are generationally determined. Today the millennial’s carry the pocket book. They are the age group with the most population and buying power. This generational group is especially interested in the origin of the food they eat and they are committed to a healthier life style. As a result, many niche markets are growing daily, such as organic, natural beef, grass-fed beef and antibiotic-free. Some of these niche markets are growing at such a fast pace they will become the mainstream markets of the future. It will take special genetics in some cases to fill that need and Shorthorn carries some of those special traits. It is a goal of ASA to help provide tools and information for membership and breeders to take advantage of these opportunities if breeders wish. The Annual Meeting Forum & Awards Banquet is designed to provoke your thought processes about some of these opportunities. Successful people who have taken the bull by the horns and developed a special market for their product will be available to share their stories. Speakers will provide the information of how and what to do as well as what not to do to be successful. Even as we look at performance data there may be some changes going forward that will provide producers more opportunity to make the right decision for their own operation. This includes feed conversion. Input costs vs. return - that is how you evaluate the profit of a grain crop or most any business. The Educational Forum at this year’s event may give breeders the most information to have success as any we have had in the past. When the looks and dynamics of a market begin to change, the product will need to change to keep up with the market demands. A special guest speaker will be added to the Awards Banquet agenda that will be both entertaining and educational. Other speakers are special thinkers that have taken advantage of opportunities. Look on the ASA website (shorthorn.org) and register for this year’s event. The event will be a great opportunity for fun fellowship with Shorthorn enthusiasts. Be sure to come on Nov. 30th and Dec. 1st to take advantage of the many opportunities we have with Shorthorns!!! =


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= Beef Business

The More Things Change, The More They Stay the Same To be honest with you, I had a hard time coming up with something to write about for this issue. I found myself staring at my office wall, running out of time to get this article finished. Ironically, staring at that wall was exactly the spark I needed. On the wall of my office, there are two pictures hanging titled “Ideal Beef Conformation Polled Shorthorn Female” and “Ideal Beef Conformation Horned Shorthorn Female”. I looked on the back of the frame of the pictures one day and noticed that the polled cow was labeled as the 1936 International Grand Champion Female. I often admire the cows on the wall and think about how much has changed since these girls roamed the pastures. They would be about waist high to me (and I’m definitely not very tall), built like dark red blocks of beef. But some things about these cows would make today’s cattlemen proud. They are both easyfleshing, deep bodied females with impeccable udder structure. It’s been over 80 years since they were considered ideal Shorthorn females, and while a lot has changed, there are still things that hold true. It is not just the looks of the cattle that have changed over the years. Advancements in nutrition, reproductive technology, genetics, and management make our industry look different than it did 80, 50, or even 20 years ago. I laugh at the idea of how hard it would be for me to explain to my grandfather what genomically-enhanced EPDs are, or how we can use feed efficiency technology to measure exactly how much an animal

eats or drinks in a day. He would have been about my age when that 1936 International Champion was crowned, and like many others of his generation would be amazed at some of the things we are able to do now while raising beef cattle. I don’t think my grandfather’s views on what he expected his cows to do in his herd would be all that different from mine. His girls had to take care of themselves and raise a healthy calf that could grow and be sold for a good price as a feeder calf or as breeding stock; and they had to do it every year or they would “take the ride to town”. I expect the same things out of my cows, or else they meet the same fate. While he simply relied on his herd bull to go out and breed his cows to produce the next year’s calf crop, I spend hours studying catalogs, magazines, the breed registry database, and asking others what type of success they had with bulls in their AI program. The thought of selling a heifer to someone across the country that has never seen the calf would absolutely make his head spin. Thanks to cell phones and the internet, this is a common occurrence for our operation today. I often wonder if the great cattle breeders of my grandfather’s era would want to try their hand at raising cattle today. I imagine that many of them would. Knowing how great some of them were at breeding cattle with just their eye and Mother Nature, I bet they could be equally successful with all the tools we have in place to help us produce cattle that fit the needs of today’s beef industry.

Matt director of Woolfolk performance programs

I used to hear frequently in my old job statements like “All this new technology isn’t how my father and grandfather raised their cattle, so why should I?” I won’t ever argue with preserving history and tradition from our ranching culture. In fact, I think it’s pretty important that we make an effort to do so. However, I also believe that just because the previous generations didn’t have the technologies available to them in their era doesn’t mean they would ignore them today. The great Shorthorn breeders of the 1930s or any other decade in the past utilized what they had available at that time to raise the best cattle they could. I think if you handed them a cell phone, a copy of the Shorthorn Country, and access to Digital Beef, they too would spend hours visiting with fellow breeders trying to perfect the mating’s for their AI and ET programs. I think it’s important to be proud of all the tradition that is involved in raising beef cattle. I think we should all try to maintain as much of that tradition as we can, while still trying to adopt and utilize the tools available to help us do the best job we can of raising cattle. And I believe it’s most important that we are prepared to continue changing if we want to keep this lifestyle and industry afloat. Whether it’s 20, 50, or 80 years from now, the beef cattle business will look different than today. I’d still wager that as much as things will change, in the future we will still look at that 1936 champion and admire her for those same strengths we appreciate today. =

NEW-American Rancher Shorthorn Show September 24 at 8:00 p.m. CDT • on RFD TV September 25 at 12:00 a.m. CDT • on RFD TV September 30 at 11:00 a.m. CDT • on RFD TV 16

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= Since you asked...

Annual GeneSeek Breed Forum Just as we did last year, Matt Woolfolk and I took part in the breed forum put on by GeneSeek in Lincoln, Nebraska. This is an annual meeting where breed representatives from all over the nation come together and network, as well as discuss/learn about GeneSeek’s system. It was fascinating to learn how some of the other breeds work with their breeders in their DNA submission process. It seems that a handful of associations are looking to switch to a method closer to ours; where breeders send in the DNA samples to the association, then the office processes them and sends the samples onto the lab. It was humbling and exciting to have people asking us for tips and tricks. I am very proud to be a part of the ASA and it was especially eyeopening to learn that we are somewhat ahead of the curve when it comes to our processes and systems. It also really accentuated that we made the right move when we switched to Digital Beef- others

are following suit! GeneSeek handles around 3.5 million samples per year, and the average test takes 3-4 weeks to complete. We are right where we want to be with those numbers, as it usually takes us 4 weeks to get results on a submission (sometimes 5 weeks, if the lab has to do a retest). It was mentioned that blood cards are acceptable vehicles for semen, which was impressive to learn. Evidently, you can slice an end of a semen straw off and let it thaw onto a blood card (make sure to fill the circle like you would with blood) and that will work for genetic testingyou can even save most of your semen straw for use this way! If you wish to use this method, please ensure that you make a note that there is semen on the card- and that it is dried before you close it up to be sent. We have really cut down on failed samples, but to ensure that we keep it up, here are just a few tips to ensure a viable sample:

Heather customer service, Lange registrations, DNA

Tips For Viable Sample Submission Blood Cards • Be sure blood cards are completely dry before closing them and putting in the mail. • Completely fill blood card circles with blood- overflow is ok, but not enough sample could mean a retest is needed. Hair Cards • Be sure you have the hair follicle in the tape of the hair card (not the other end of the hair strand). • Be sure that your hair samples are as free of manure as possible- extremely messy samples will potentially be denied from sampling. TSU Samples • Make sure the tissue sample is in the liquid medium in the tube- if the sample is stuck to the lid, it could rot and be unusable. • TSU samples are fine at room temperature for up to 12 months- after this, freeze them. =

2018 NAILE Hotel Info Hilton Garden Inn Louisville Airport 2735 Crittenden Drive, Louisville, KY 40209 Phone: 502-637-2424 Cutoff Date: 10/8/2018 Ask for the American Shorthorn Block

2019 NWSS Hotel Info DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Denver 3203 Quebec St, Denver, CO 80207 Phone: 303-321-3333 Cutoff Date: 12/17/2018 Ask for the American Shorthorn Block

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= Beef Blurb...

Shelby director of youth activities, Rogers director of marketing & communications

AMS in Arizona The first week of August I was in Scottsdale, Arizona, attending the Agricultural Media Summit. This conference is hosted in a different place each year by the Livestock Publications Council. Attendees of the conference attend sessions about photography, design, writing, personal development and more. Many different agricultural publications, associations and agencies are represented, so it also provides great networking opportunities between industry professionals. While attending this year, I attended a two-part session taught by John McWade, who makes instructional

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videos on Lynda.com, which is a part of LinkedIn. We took a “deep dive into design,� as he talked about some important essentials to designing. One of the most important concepts from his session is that keeping it simple helps to create the most memorable designs. I learned many interesting ideas that I can use going forward as I create new advertisements and promotional materials for the ASA. I also attended a session about worklife balance and being more productive. This session had some good reminders about productivity. One big factor is that sometimes working more hours doesn’t always mean more productivity. This is

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something everyone can learn from as life is always busy and it is important to have time for yourself so you can continue to be productive. Some of the other sessions I attended included some information about simple apps to create quick videos and designs, ideas for promotional merchandise needs, using images to tell an authentic story, and case studies for using social media events to increase program participation. AMS provides me with more knowledge and real-life examples to so I can continue to grow professionally with ASA. I look forward to what I can learn next year! =


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= Junior Corner Upcoming Junior Fundraisers After the conclusion of the 50th National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference it is now time to start thinking about fundraising for the 51st Junior National in Lebanon, Tennessee. We have a few different fundraising opportunities coming up. The first fundraiser is the Leading a Legacy sale that is hosted at Sullivan Farms in Dunlap, Iowa on October 13th. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the sale beginning at 7 p.m. There will be many items for sale including décor, graphic design packages and a custom-made patio fire pit plus more! The rest of the items will be listed in the back of the Maternal Legends sale catalog and on the AJSA Facebook page.

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The next fundraiser will be held at the North American International Livestock Exposition. We will be hosting the annual Deck the Stalls fundraiser. This will have live auction items as well as many raffle items. Be sure to keep an eye out for the items to be listed on the Facebook page. If you would like to donate to any of the fundraisers please feel free to contact Shelby Rogers at the American Shorthorn office or any of the junior board members. We look forward to seeing everyone at the upcoming shows and sales throughout the fall. Good luck to everyone who is exhibiting at their upcoming state fairs as well. =

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Allison ajsa Dragstrem director

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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2018 Wisconsin State Shorthorn Show 62 head • Judge: Kurt Kegley June 17, 2018 • Lodi, Wisc. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Shorthorn Association

Grand Champion Bull, BWCC Remington 118E, exhibited by Bad Water Cattle Company, Pulaski, Wisc.

Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull, HO Jungel Jack, exhibited by Olsen Family Shorthorns, Berlin, Wisc.

Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Bull, HPR Cowboy Cut 68E, exhibited by Hidden Paradise Ranch, Eau Claire, Wisc.

Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Female, DJS Cherri C736, exhibited by Diamond Creek Farm, Stanley, Wisc.

Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female, Steck Chelsie C 701E ET, exhibited by Jadeyn Schneider, Stanley, Wisc.

Reserve Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female, Pearl, exhibited by White Oak Beef, Seymour, Wisc.

Grand Champion Shorthorn Female, KN Zelda 118, exhibited by Nollswood Shorthorns, Mineral Point, Wisc.

2018 Wisconsin State Junior Shorthorn Show

62 head • Judge: Chad Morrissey June 17, 2018 • Lodi, Wisc. Sponsored by the Wisconsin Shorthorn Association Grand Champion Shorthorn

Bull, BWCC Remington 118E, exhibited by Morgan Denzer, Pulaski, Wisc.

Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Bull, DCS Walter 18, exhibited by Nicole Bakken, Stoughton, Wisc.

Grand Champion Shorthorn Female, East Branch F Snowflack, exhibited by Brody Maroszek, Bonduel, Wisc.

Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Female, JBV Honey 310E, exhibited by Taylor Maroszek, Bonduel, Wisc.

Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female, Steck Chelsie C 701 E ET, exhibited by Jadeyn Schneider, Stanley, Wisc.

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Female, Jenna’s Andy, exhibited by Jenna Beisbier, Reedsburg, Wisc.

Grand Champion Shorthorn Steer, JSC Rock Star ET, exhibited by Morgan Eng, Madison, Wisc.

Reserve Grand Champion Shorthorn Steer, BS Oliver, exhibited by Ashton Ganhs, Elkhorn, Wisc.

Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Steer, RVR Raw Power, exhibited by Katelynn Riviere-Dembny, Delevan, Wisc.

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2018

Summit

youth leadership conference

Juniors Expand their Horizon at IGS-Summit by Emily Meinhardt, ASA Communications Intern

The historic “Cow Town” hosted 25 junior Shorthorn members for the International Genetic Solutions Summit Leadership Conference. A total of 60 junior members, ages 15 to 21, involved in the American Junior Shorthorn Association, American Junior Gelbvieh Association or American Simmental Junior Association gathered in Fort Worth, Texas to take part in this event. The goal of Summit was to provide an opportunity for youth to grow by listening to speakers, learning about agricultural based companies, and visiting breeders’ operations. Summit kicked off July 19 with a presentation by Chef Jon Bonnell discussing trends within the cooking industry. Bonnell shared his views on how buying beef has changed over the years and the effect it has had on the consumer. Juniors then faced the heat and participated in a historic Stockyards tour. The night wrapped up with a lip-sync battle. Groups of juniors collaborated to create a performance to their selected song to see which group could impress the ASA interns. “It was interesting to learn about the role that Fort Worth has played in the cattle industry,” Lexi Wetzel, an AJSA Director, said. “To think at one time the Stockyards was a place nobody wanted to be and now it such a historic attraction, is truly amazing.” Juniors spent Friday morning listening to informational industry speakers. Starting off the morning was Kevin Johnson with the TCU Ranch Management program. He explained the program and gave examples of jobs students have taken after the program. Following Johnson was Wayne Goodman, a Special Ranger for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association. Goodman discussed the investigation process and reviewed the rules to follow when livestock has gone missing. Rounding up the morning was Diane Johnson with Details by 32

Design. She presented an etiquette lesson, highlighting techniques on holding a conversation, dinner manners and formal communication methods. Johnson reminded juniors to go forward in the industry by doing everything with honesty and respect. Following a morning full of speakers, juniors loaded the buses to travel to participate in a tour of the Bureau of Engraving. This is one of the two currency factories in the United States. The group was able to follow a sky walk above the factory, while listening to an automated tour to learn about the process of creating money. Next, members were off to the Rangers Stadium to watch them take on the Cleveland Indians. Juniors enjoyed an evening of all-youcan-eat hot dogs, nachos, popcorn and peanuts, while watching an exciting game. Saturday was spent touring breeders’ operations. A huge effort went into making sure a tour took place at a ranch within each breed. The day started off at the Shipwreck Cattle Co. in Grandview, Texas. Jered Shipman shared the history of his operation, along with tips for success. Next stop was WHR Shorthorns in Van Alstyne, Texas. Bill Rasor and Jeff Sargent shared their ranch’s background through touring their facility and donor cow herd. The group made their way to the last stop of the day at Mohl Gelbvieh of Sulphur Springs, Texas. Kevin and Justin Mohl facilitated tours of their commercial and registered herd, while sharing their background. The Mohl family was also generous enough to sponsor a BBQ dinner for all participants. The event wrapped up with a fun-filled evening of outdoor volleyball, games and music at the Mohl Ranch. “Touring three different ranches was a great opportunity to compare different types of management practices and goals,” Jake Nikkel, ASJA president, said. “There were many useful lessons

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Alternative cow-calf systems give producers options By Jennifer Carrico

Lundy said this gives the animals more shelter during the cold winter months or the hot summer months. Checking, assisting and treating cattle during calving or illness becomes much easier since they are already in a confined area. This also allows for easier access when using synchronization programs, artificial insemination and embryo transfer. “Creep feeding is much easier in the smaller area and a separate pen can allow calves to get away from their mothers to relax and eat on their own,” Lundy explained. But there are some negatives. Less ventilation and less exercise area is available with concentrated waste in the buildings. Although, Lundy said the waste can be used for nearby crop Cows and calves at the Chad and Amy Wilkerson farm near Linden, Iowa, are raised in hoop ground and a manure management plan buildings. (Photo by Jennifer Carrico.) would be needed. Health problems could occur, as cattle are exposed to more pathogens in a ow-calf producers in the Midwest through fall and using stored feed in the smaller area than if on pasture. have endured constant challenges, winter months; a year-round grazing “There is an increase in labor for losing pasture and hay acres, and system; and confinement systems. cattle on confinement because they need have had to find alternative ways to raise “We know different systems work for to be fed daily. This means an increase cattle. different producers. Our goal is to get in equipment use and purchase on top Erika Lundy, Iowa State University producer data to show the positives and of the initial investment cost of the Extension beef negatives of each system,” Lundy building,” Lundy said. specialist, said while said. Confined cow system collaborators producers have lost involved in the ISU study have said foot pasture and hay Cows in confinement health and structure is a concern and ground, they have Some under-roof systems may since animals are not getting as much maintained cow have long-term confinement in exercise, mass hoof trimming is often numbers. Iowa has a hoop or monoslope building. needed. Some have also seen an increase just under 1 million Others may use buildings in calf broken beef cows; Missouri just during calving season legs because and Nebraska have until pasture is available. more animals about 2 million Drylot systems would also are in a smaller cows each. be considered confinement. area. “Lower feed costs Stored feed would need to “ C o w have helped make up be used in both drylot or disposition for fewer grass acres. building situations. is very And we are starting “If cows are just calved in important in to see more cow-calf the building and then sent a confinement pairs being raised in Erika Lundy, Iowa State to pasture, the building situation. They Extension beef could be utilized the rest of a confinement-type University need to be production system,” specialist, discusses and compares the time for backgrounding workable, calm alternative cow calf systems to or finishing calves,” Lundy Lundy said. and willing Iowa State’s cow traditional systems during the said. to come to Beef Conference in Feed resources need to be system project Three-State the bunk to Creston, Iowa recently. (Photo by studies producer Jennifer Carrico.) plentiful and economically get enough profitability feasible if raising cattle in a Cows and calves at the Chad and Amy n u t r i t i o n , ” comparing three confined situation. Wilkerson farm near Linden, Iowa, Lundy said. main management practices—a There are positives to are raised in hoop buildings. (Photo by “The bunk traditional system of grazing from spring confinement housing of beef cows. Jennifer Carrico.) experience is

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a positive when transitioning weaned calves, as they are already used to eating from bunks.” Investment costs Since buildings depreciate over time, Lundy said it is hard to compare the cost of a building to the purchase of land. The actual monoslope or hoop barn will cost about $1,400 per cow space or about $156 per cow per year with a 12-year payback at 5 percent interest. Equipment cost would have to be calculated on a case-by-case basis depending on the other uses on the enterprise or if the equipment is shared with other producers. Bedding cost, feed cost and manure handling costs are also taken into consideration. In comparison, 150 acres of pasture may cost $3,500 per acre with a 5 percent down payment and a 20 year loan at a bank or institution with varying interest, would be about $180 per cow per year. A pasturing system also only covers feed for part of the year. Facilities Research from North Dakota State University and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln shows drylotting cows can also be a viable alternative production system. Ideal pen density per pair is 800- to 1,000-square feet,, with an absolute minimum of 500-square feet per pair. These numbers could also

change depending on the size of the cows. A building would need 80-to 120-square feet per pair. Bunk space beds to be 2 feet per dry cow or 3 feet per pair with a proper throat height. Lundy recommends 18 inches. An escape or creep area for calves needs to be big enough for the calves to relax and move around. Environmental controls will come into play with a confinement-type building and Lundy said it is important to have a manure management plan for each building. Nutrition Maintenance requirements of cows in a confined system need to be evaluated differently than when cows are on pasture. Managing body score condition is a little different and Lundy recommends having cows at a BSC of 6 pre-calving when under roof. “It can be easier to sort cows that need a little extra nutrition in a building and then groups can be managed better,” she said. To optimize feed efficiency a total mixed ration is recommended. Ionophores can be used to improve feed efficiency. Lundy said producers can limit feeding high energy feeds to provide adequate energy and protein. Lower quality forage can be added to provide roughage.

Feed by-products such as gluten feeds or distillers grains can be used for added nutrients at a lower cost. Calving “Speculation of increased dystocia in confinement situations can be true because of reduced exercise of cows,” Lundy said. “But it is easier to check these cows for calving problems and tend to them more easily.” Another concern is a cow’s mothering ability when other cows and calves are so close to where she is giving birth. Some producers will sort new pairs into a smaller pen to allow bonding time and colostrum ingestion. Lundy said it is important to be sure cows are on a good vaccination program to pass on the disease immunities to the calves through colostrum. Producers will also move cows into different areas of the barns after a certain time period to decrease the concentration of pathogens. Proper bedding and manure removal will also help decrease pathogens. “It’s hard to compare raising cattle in a building versus on pasture, but having the option to move pairs into a confinement situation has helped some producers to continue raising cattle if they lose pasture or hay acres,” Lundy concluded. =

Help Support the Juniors! Sept. 22 • “Funding the Future” hosted by The Revival sale consigners, Beaverton, Mich. Oct. 13 • Leading a Legacy, Dunlap, Iowa Nov. 10 • Deck the Stalls, at NAILE, Louisville, Ky.

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= Tartan Plaid Lassie Philanthropy Project Provides Comfort to American Family Children’s Hospital Each year at the National Junior Shorthorn Show and Youth Conference the Lassies gather for a Lassie Princess Hour and Lassie 101. The annual Lassie Princess Hour is a time for young girls ages 5-12 to partner with the older girls and bond through fun activities and crafts. The goal of the program is to create positive role models and mentors for years to come. Lassie 101 is designed for girls 13-21 who are interested in becoming a Lassie Queen at either the State or National level. Lassie 101 creates a mentorship between past Queens and prospective Lassies. Current National

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Queens help teach the basics such as proper costume attire, how to escort classes into the ring, secrets to help keep the crown in place, and tips and tricks for makeup. This year, those who attended the Lassie Princess Hour were offered cow cookies and lemonade in special tea cups which they were allowed to keep by National Shorthorn Lassie Queen, Callie Prochaska. National Alternate Lassie Queen, Hannah Olsen, planned the first Lassie philanthropy project for the hour. The young ladies broke into small groups and worked cooperatively to tie fleece

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Hannah Alternate National Olsen Shorthorn Lassie Queen

blankets. Hannah Olsen then delivered the six blankets to the American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison, WI. The comforting blankets will be given out at the AFCH whenever children receive pediatric services. Pediatric services of the AFCH include; but not limited to, Pediatric Specialty clinics, Diagnostic and Therapy Center, surgery area, and the emergency department. Thank you to all attendees of the Lassie Tea for your assistance in this great project, with a special thank you to the Minnesota Shorthorn Lassies for their awesome contribution! =


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= News & Notes Welcome!

Welcome!

Fred and Emily Golemboski of GSKI Shorthorns of Snyder, Colorado, are pleased to introduce a new addition to the family. Rhett Andrew Golemboski was born July 19, 2018, weighing 8 lbs., 12 oz., and measuring 21� long.

Hadley Marie Bedford was born April 6, 2018 at 8:33 pm. to parents Jeremy and Candace (Hartsfield) Bedford. Weighing 7lbs., 2 oz. and 20 inches long. Her paternal grandparents are Donnie and Debby Bedford, and her maternal grandparents are C.A. and Patty Hartsfield. She has one half sister, Madison. Hadley and her family reside in Lawrenceburg, Tennessee and operate Sun Valley Farm.

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

Region 1: Northeast

Region 4: South Central

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

Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana

Region 1: Northeast Regional Shows

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

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

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

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

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

Point Distributions: Regional Shows st

Region 4: South Central Regional Shows

Super Regional……..…Tulsa State Fair Regional ……………….Kansas State Fair Regional ……………….Tri-State Fair

Region 5: West Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Idaho, Utah, Arizona, Washington, Oregon, Nevada, California

1 : 5 points nd 2 : 4 points rd 3 : 3 points th 4 : 2 points th 5 : 1 point Division Champion: Reserve Division Champion: Grand Champion: Reserve Grand Champion:

4 points 2 points 7 points 5 points

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Region 5: West Regional Shows

Super Regional…. California State Fair Regional ………… Washington State Fair Regional ………… Western Idaho State Fair

5 - National Shows North American International Livestock Exposition, Louisville, KY National Western Stock Show, Denver, CO Keystone International Livestock Exposition, Harrisburg, PA American Royal Livestock Show, Kansas City, MO Fort Worth Stock Show, Fort Worth, TX

1 : 6 points nd 2 : 5 points rd 3 : 4 points th 4 : 3 points th 5 : 2 points Division Champion: Reserve Division Champion: Grand Champion: Reserve Grand Champion:

5 points 3 points 9 points 7 points

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1 : 8 points nd 2 : 7 points rd 3 : 6 points th 4 : 5 points th 5 : 4 points Division Champion: Reserve Division Champion: Grand Champion: Reserve Grand Champion:

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Ohio State Fair - Super Regional 87 head – Judge: Jeff Bedwell, Isabella, Okla. by Emily Velisek

Grand Champion Female, SULL Dream Girl 7201E ET,exhibited by Olivia Wood, Sabina, Ohio.

Grand Champion Bull, Armstrong Easy Rider 1603, exhibited by John Allen IV, Saxonburg, Pa.

Reserve Grand Champion Female, GCC Evolution Charm 7102 ET, exhibited by Kolten Greenhorn, Waynesville, Ohio. Reserve Grand Champion Bull, KSD CSF Hotn-Lucky 318 ET, exhibited by Jerry Duvelius, Hamilton, Ohio.

On Saturday, July 28, 2018, Shorthorn enthusiast exhibited their cattle at the Ohio State Fair. The Super Regional Show was judged by Jeff Bedwell of Isabella, Okla. Bedwell evaluated 54 purebred females, 13 purebred bulls, 18 Shorthornplus females, and 2 Shorthornplus bulls. Grand Champion Female was awarded to SULL Dream Girl 7201E ET shown by Olivia Wood of Sabina, Ohio. Reserve Grand Champion Female honors went to GCC Evolution Charm 7102 ET, exhibited by Kolten Greenhorn of Waynesville, Ohio. Grand Champion Bull was Armstrong Easy Rider 1603 exhibited by John Allen IV of Saxonburg, Pa. Reserve Grand Champion Bull was KSD CSF Hot-n-Lucky 318 ET exhibited by Jerry Duvelius of Hamilton, Ohio. In the ShorthornPlus show, Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female honors went to SULL Who Dat Cinnamon 7676E ET shown by McKala Grauel, Ridgeway, Ohio. Reserve Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female was Annie 43E exhibited by Mekenzie Jolliff of Kenton, Ohio.

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Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Bull was FF/DL Hot Rod 5E, shown by Desirae Logsdon of Amanda, Ohio. Logsdon also exhibited the Reserve Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Bull honors with FFDL Hot Buckshot. Other Champions Include: Shorthorn Females: Champion Spring Heifer Calf - TRNR Cherry 118, Turner Shorthorns, Somerset, Ohio. Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf - Key Ridge Rose 1080, Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm, Bellaire, Ohio. Champion Junior Heifer Calf - GCC Margie Elite 18ET, Collin Britton, Custar, Ohio. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - TRNR Augusta 38, Turner Shorthorns. Champion Senior Heifer Calf - FPK Cindy Beauty 1761, Fulton Kennedy, Seaman, Ohio Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf - BARR Dazzling Fool 1708, Brandon Barr, Xenia, Ohio. Champion Intermediate Female GCC Evolution Charm 7102 ET, Kolten Greenhorn. Reserve Champion Intermediate

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Female - GCC Premium Revival 934 ET, Sara Britton, Custar, Ohio. Champion Junior Female - CF CSF Rosemary 773 RK X ET, Emily Dahse, Thurman, Ohio. Reserve Champion Junior Female Layla’s Skylar Rose 1187 ET, Mya Hetrick, Fremont, Ohio. Champion Senior Female - SULL Dream Girl 7201E ET, Olivia Wood. Reserve Champion Senior Female GCC Homecoming Queen 69 ET. Collin Britton. Champion Cow/Calf Pair - PVF Meredith 5D, Whitney Miller, Shreve, Ohio. Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair RFF Pretty Woman 399, Peyton Phillips, New Carlisle, Ohio. Shorthorn Bulls: Champion Spring Bull Calf - TRNR Dustmaker 368 ET, Turner Shorthorns. Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf - Key Ridge Airman 1092, Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm. Champion Junior Bull Calf - KSD CSF Hot-N-Lucky 318 ET, Jerry Duvelius. Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf - Key Ridge Buckeye 1065, Key Ridge


Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female, SULL Who Dat Cinnamon 7676E ET, exhibited by McKala Grauel, Ridgeway, Ohio

Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Bull, FF/DL Hot Rod 5E, exhibited by Desirae Logsdon, Amanda, Ohio. Reserve Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female, Annie 43E, exhibited by Mekenzie Jolliff, Kenton, Ohio. Picture Not Available Reserve Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Bull, FFDL Hot Buckshot, exhibited by Desirae Logsdon, Amanda, Ohio.

Shorthorn Farm. Champion Senior Bull Calf - STS Trump Card, Justin Shonkwiler, London, Ohio. Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf - CLF VCC Magnum ET, Cedar Lane Farm, Cedarville, Ohio & Vollborn Cattle Company, Bidwell, Ohio Champion Intermediate Bull - VCC Ain’t No Foolin’ 1701 ET, Cedar Lane Farm & Vollborn Cattle Company Reserve Champion Intermediate Bull - CLF MB’s No Joke 17, Cedar Lane Farm Champion Senior Bull - Armstrong Easy Rider 1603, John Allen IV. ShorthornPlus Females: Spring Heifer Calf - TCCO Sprinkles, Wyatt Osborn, Lynchburg, Ohio.

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Reserve Spring Heifer Calf - DSFF Piper, Karly Goetz, Oak Harbor, Ohio. Junior Heifer Calf - Michael’s Samantha, Ross Michael, Germantown, Ohio. Senior Heifer Calf - SULL Who Dat Cinnamon 7676E ET, McKala Grauel. Reserve Senior Heifer Calf - SULL JSUL Marge 7652E ET, Jessica Hartley, Woodsfield, Ohio. Late Spring Yearling Female - Augusta Pride 517E ET, Hannah Schroeder, Columbus Grove, Ohio. Early Spring Yearling Female MINGES Ten Queens 238E ET, Tyler Dahse, Thurman, Ohio. Reserve Early Spring Yearling Female - SHAT Ms Taffy 4E, Jenna Godown, New

Paris, Ohio. Junior Yearling Female - Annie 43E, Mekenzie Jolliff. Reserve Junior Yearling Female - H/F Demi 8924, Tanner Cordes, Farmersville, Ohio. Senior Yearling Female - A&D Damn Stout ET, Haley Frazier, Jackson, Ohio. Reserve Senior Yearling Female - M&L Black Mist 1123D, Mckalynne Helmke, New Philadelphia, Ohio. ShorthornPlus Bulls: Senior Bull Calf - FF/DL Hot Rod 5E, Desirae Logsdon. Senior Yearling Bull - FFDL Hot Buckshot, Desirae Logsdon. =

KOLTEN GREENHORN WHAT DO YOU WANT TO BE WHEN YOU GROW UP?

Waynesville, OH

Cattle Breeder WHAT IS YOUR MUST-HAVE ITEM AT A SHOW? Showstick, so you can show the heifer WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CONTEST AT NJSS? Showmanship

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Maryland Eastern Regional - Regional Show West Friendship, Md. by Emily Velisek

Grand Champion Bull, Armstrong Easy Rider 1603, exhibited by John Allen IV, Saxonburg, Pa.

Grand Champion Female, Midnight Madison 716, exhibited by Annette Braun, Mechanicsville, Md. Reserve Grand Champion Bull, MVF Silver Primo ET, exhibited by Masonic Village Farm, Elizabethtown, Pa.

Reserve Grand Champion Female, SULL Rose’s Legacy 7102E ET, exhibited by Kolton DeGasperi, Westminster, Md. Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Bull, SWF Moneyman, exhibited by Gypsy Creek Ranch, Gettysburg, Pa.

Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female, HAA Ebony, exhibited by Kolton DeGasperi, Westminster, Md. Reserve Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Bull, HAA The Huck Stops Here, exhibited by Todd DeGasperi, Westminster, Md. Reserve Grand Champion ShorthornPlus Female, Midnight Knockout 615, exhibited by Annette Braun, Mechanicsville, Md.

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California State Fair - Super Regional 54 head – Judge: Jared Boyert, Pleasantville, Iowa by Emily Velisek

Grand Champion Bull, GSC Studer 2259,exhibited by Greg Cardey, Turlock, Calif. Picture Not Available Grand Champion Female, BLC Mollie’s Legacy 448 ET, exhibited by Bennett Land & Cattle, Ducor, Calif.

Reserve Grand Champion Bull, LC Gold Label 2685, exhibited by Don Cardey, Turlock, Calif. Picture Not Available Reserve Grand Champion Female, B/F Mary 7042, exhibited by Matt & Stacey Bigelow, O’Neals, Calif.

Shorthorn exhibitors exhibited at the California State Fair on Thursday, July 19, 2018. The Open Shorthorn Show was judged by Jared Boyert of Pleasantville, Iowa. Boyert evaluated 35 purebred females and 19 purebred bulls. Grand Champion Bull honor went to GSC Studer 2259, owned by Greg Cardey of Turlock, Calif. LC Gold Label 2685 was named Reserve Grand Champion Bull, owned by by Don Cardey of Turlock, Calif. Grand Champion Female distinction was awarded to BLC Mollie’s Legacy 448 ET, owned by Bennett Land & Cattle of Ducor, Calif. Reserve Grand Champion Female was B/F Mary 7042, owned by Matt & Stacey Bigelow of O’Neals, Calif. Other Champions Include: Open Purebred Female Show Divisions: Spring Heifer Calf Champion - LC Augusta Pat 2817, Don Cardey. Spring Heifer Calf Reserve Champion - JT Carla Siren 182, Jared Tanaka, Vacaville, Calif. Junior Heifer Calf Champion - LC Augusta Pat 728, Don Cardey.

Junior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion - LC Welcome Lady 2704, Don Cardey. Senior Heifer Calf Champion - BLC Mollie’s Legacy 448 ET, Bennett Land & Cattle. Senior Heifer Calf Reserve Champion - B/F Mary 7042, Matt & Stacey Bigelow. Intermediate Champion Female - Sunnyday Homestead Christy 760, Alpha & Sherri Gipe, Merced, Calif. and Dennis Pluth, Clearlake Oaks, Calif. Reserve Intermediate Champion Female - GSC Rosie Ransom 2503, Greg Cardey. Junior Champion Female - Sunny Day Gold’s Lady 16E, Fallon Butler, Catheys Valley, Calif. Reserve Junior Champion Female Pluth’s Paint, Alpha & Sherri Gipe. Senior Champion Female - Sunnyday GT Luck 23D, Amy Whitfield, Merced, Calif. Reserve Senior Champion Female BLC Ms Dani Ace’s Fool B417, Bennet Land & Cattle. Cow/Calf Pair Champion - GSC Sweetheart 1311, Greg Cardy.

Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair - LC Augusta Pat 1383, Don Cardey. Open Purebred Bull Show Divisions: Spring Bull Calf Champion - GSC Studer 2865, Greg Cardey. Spring Bull Calf Reserve Champion - Cosa Romeo’s Mona Lisa Felix 12F, College of Sequoias, Tulare, Calif. Junior Bull Calf Champion - LC Gold Label 2685, Don Cardey. Senior Bull Calf Champion - LC Studer 2563, Don Cardey. Senior Bull Calf Reserve Champion - B/F Danny Boy 7043, Matt & Stacey Bigelow. Intermediate Champion Bull - LC Studer 2464, Don Cardey. Reserve Intermediate Champion Bull - LC Studer 2463, Don Cardey. Junior Champion Bull - GSC Studer 2259, Greg Cardey. Reserve Junior Champion Bull - LC Gold Label 2336, Don Cardey. Senior Champion Bull - LC Gold Label 2103, Don Cardey. Reserve Senior Champion Bull GSC Gold Label 2148, Greg Cardey. =

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= Show Schedule Fair Location Show Date Time Judge Michigan State Fair Detroit, MI Open & Youth Shorthorn Show 9/1 10 a.m. Minnesota State Fair St. Paul, MN Open Show - Super Regional 9/1 8 a.m. Todd Herman Minnesota State Fair St. Paul, MN FFA Shorthorn Heifer Show 9/2 9 a.m. Chris Cassady Evergreen State Fair Monroe, WA Junior Shorthorn Show 9/2 1:30 p.m. Jared Patterson Evergreen State Fair Monroe, WA Open Shorthorn Show 9/2 3 p.m. Jared Patterson Eastern Idaho State Fair Blackfoot, ID Open Shorthorn Show 9/3 2:30 p.m. Ted Morgan Washington State Fair Puyallup, WA Open Shorthorn Show 9/8 10 a.m. Brandon Creamer Kansas State Fair Hutchinson, KS Junior Market Show 9/8 8 a.m. Tennessee State Fair Nashville, TN Regional Open & Jr.Shorthorn Show 9/9 9 a.m. Doug Satree Tennessee State Fair Nashville, TN Regional Open & Jr. ShorthornPlus 9/9 following Doug Satree Kansas State Fair Hutchinson, KS Junior Heifer Show 9/9 8 a.m. New Mexico State Fair Albuquerque, NM Junior Market Steer Show 9/12 8 a.m. Vance Oatley New Mexico State Fair Albuquerque, NM Junior Breeding Heifer Show 9/13 9 a.m. Vance Oatley Kansas State Fair Hutchinson, KS Open Show - Regional 9/13 3 p.m. Todd Herman Tri-State Fair Amarillo, TX Youth Heifer Show 9/15 9 a.m. Travis Begley Tri-State Fair Amarillo, TX Open Show - Regional 9/16 9 a.m. Dr. Clint Rusk 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 1/26/19 8:00 a.m. Matt Leo Fort Worth Stock Show Fort Worth, Texas National Open Shorthorn Show 2/3/19 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 National Junior Shorthorn Show Lebanon, TN 6/17-6/22 2019

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Delegate Ballots due in ASA office September 4th. 2018 ASA Annual Meeting Forum & Awards Banquet

Nov. 30 & Dec. 1 - Harrah’s Hotel & Casino, Kansas City, MO View more info and register online at shorthorn.org

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Whiteland, IN What is your Favorite contest at Junior Nationals? Showmanship What is a fun fact about you? I celebrate my birthday usually at Junior Nationals

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What is your favorite color of Shorthorn? Black (I love my plus)


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= Sales Calendar Sept. 15 - ShowMax Cattle Company, “Purple Dreams Online Sale”, Yankton, SD, www.sconlinesales.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. cwcattlesales.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. 25 - Brandywine Farms Cattle Company “Vintner’s Reserve Online Sale” cwcattlesales.com Sept. 29 - Warner Ranch “Fall Harvest” Production Sale, Columbus, Neb. Sept. 30 - 3BC Shorthorns, Complete Herd Dispersion Sale, Pierce, Neb. Oct. 2 - Moore Shorthorns “Spring Born Online Sale”, Jerseyville, Ill. on cwcattlesales.com Oct 2 - Hale Farms All Breed Show Heifer Online Sale. Charlotte, Mich. on cwcattlesales.com Oct. 3 - Shoufler Brothers Show Heifer Online Sale1, Fortville, Ind. on cwcattlesales.com Oct. 3 - Baylor Cowden Show Cattle/ Hornhead Valley Farm Online Sale, Hickory, Pa., on showcircuit.com Oct. 4 - Meyer Farms Show Heifer Online Sale, Rushville, Ind. on cwcattlesales.com 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. 9 - Mitchell Family Shorthorns, Online Sale, Waverly, Iowa. on cwcatttlesales Oct. 10 - Highland Farms Show Steer and Show Heifer Online Sale, Pittsfield, Ill. cwcattlesales.com Oct. 13 - Schrag 605, “Family Event” Production Sale, Marion, SD.

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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. 22-23 - Illinois Shorthorn Breeders Assc. Online Sale. Evanston, Ill., on cwcattlesales Oct. 27 - Jungels Shorthorn Farms “Durham Nation” Production Sale, Kathryn, ND. Oct. 30 - Shoufler Brothers Show Heifer Online Sale II, Fortville, Ind. on 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 amsonlinesales.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. 18 - Bakenhus Cattle Co. Complete Herd Dispersion, Columbus, Neb. Nov. 24 - Bowman Superior Genetics, “Form to Function” Production Sale, Greens Fork, Ind. Nov. 25 - Bollum Family Red, White & Roan Online Sale. Nov. 25 - Farrer’s Stock Farm Female Sale, Royal Center, Ind. Dec. 2 - “Power Genetics Production 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, Winebago, Minn. cwcattlesales.com Dec. 11 - Galbreath Farms Online Bred Heifer Sale, Enderlin, ND amsonlinesales. com Dec. 13 - Bar N Shorthorns Online Sale, Bellview, Minn., on amsonlinesales.com =

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Issue October

Sale Management • Online Sales • Private Treaty Sales

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. 30 - 3BC Shorthorns, Complete Herd Dispersion Sale, Pierce, 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 amsonlinesales.com Nov. 11 - Greenhorn Cattle Co “Where Future Generations Are Created” Sale, Louisville, Ky. Nov. 17 - Gana Farms Production Sale, Martell, Neb. Nov 18 - Bakenhus Cattle Co. Complete Herd Dispersion, Columbus, Neb. Nov. 24 - Bowman Superior Genetics, “Form to Function” Production Sale, Greens Fork, Ind. Dec. 2 - Power Genetics Production 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 amsonlinesales.com Dec. 13 - Bar N Shorthorns Online Sale, Bellview, MN on amsonlinesales.com

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= Ad Index 3BC Shorthorns...............................14-15 AAA Shorthorns....................................45 Aegerter Marketing Services, Inc...........51 AJ Cattle Co.........................................45 American Junior Shorthorn Association.29 Bakenhus Cattle Co..............................23 Bartels Bros...........................................45 Bennett Land & Cattle..........................45 Berg Shorthorns....................................45 Bigelow Farms.......................................45 Bowman Superior Genetics.............11, 45

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Brandywine Farms Cattle Co.................21 Bridle Path Ranch.................................45 Brooks, Bruce........................................49 Byland Polled Shorthorns......................45 Cagwin Cattle Services, LLC.................49 Cagwin Farms................................ 9, IBC Cairns Shorthorns.................................45 Cates Farms...........................................45 Cattle Visions..................................49, 53 Cedar Lane Farm...................................18 Cornerstone Farms................................45

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Country K Shorthorn............................45 Crawfdown Farms...........................26, 45 Dale Studer Family Shorthorns...........IFC Dedmon Shorthorns.............................45 DJS Shorthorns.....................................45 Double C Shorthorns............................45 DTR Cattle Co.....................................45 Du-Lyn Farms.......................................19 Duis Farms............................................46 Eyes on the Midwest.............................17 Fall Harvest...........................................33 Fickbohm Farms...................................46 Fischer Cattle Company........................46 Great Shorthorn Revival...................24-25 Greenhorn Cattle Co., LLC..............5, 46 Haumont Shorthorns............................46 Homeplace Farms..................................46 Hornhead Valley Farm/Baylor Cowden.27 Hub Ranch Shorthorns.........................46 Humble Stock Farm..............................46 Illinois Shorthorn Association ..............38 Inness Shorthorns..................................46 Iroquoian Shorthorns............................46 James F. Bessler, Inc...............................49 Jester Farms...........................................46 Jordan Acres................................. 49, IBC Kevin Wendt.........................................49 Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm...................46 Keystone Shorthorns.............................46 Kolt Cattle Company............................13 KSS Keystone Shorthorns................26, 46 KW Cattle Co.......................................46 Laban’s Roanoke Farm...........................46 Leveldale Farms..............................6-7, 46 Little Cedar Cattle Co...........................46 LongRange......................................37, 38 Masonic Village Farm......................47, 54 McKee Family Shorthorns.....................47 Meyer Family Shorthorns......................47 Meyer Farms...................................28, 47 Mitchell Family Shorthorns...................36 Moore Shorthorns.................................31 Nile Valley Farm/Hendrickson Trust.....47 Norman Farms......................................47 Oler Farm.............................................47 Phildon Farms.......................................47 Prospect Hill Shorthorns.......................47 Pyramid Beef.........................................10 Richardson Farms Shorthorns...............47 Robjoy Shorthorns................................47 Rockin’ G Land & Cattle......................47 Rocky Branch Shorthorns.....................47 Schrag Shorthorn Farms....................3, 47 Sears Marketing Services, LLC..............49 SharBen Shorthorns..............................47 Shorthorn 500.......................................52 Simon Farms.........................................47 Singing H Shorthorns...........................47 Smoky Mountain Farm.........................47 Stangl Shorthorns..................................48 Stone Springs Shorthorns......................48 Strode Family Shorhtorns......................48 Sullivan Farms................................48, BC Sullivan Supply.....................................49 Sutherland Shorthorns..........................48 Ten Mile Farm Shorthorns....................48 Top Notch Stock Farm..........................48 Turner Family Shorthorns.....................48 Tynywtra’s.............................................48 Warner Ranch.......................................48 Waukaru Shorthorns.............................48 Wilson Livestock Agency.......................49


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