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What’s Inside: 2018 ABHA JUNIOR NATIONALS J & N RANCH INDUCTED INTO Spring The American Hereford HALLBlack OF FAME1

RETURN SERVICE REQUESTED ABHA PO Box 2607 Bowling Green, KY 42101


Thank You

TO THE BIDDERS AND BUYERS WHO MADE OUR SALE A SUCCESS!

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JM DECREE 473 1123 721 $20,000.00 MIKE MCFARLIN - BLAZER FARMS

JM SHOWTIME 1217 611 ET $15,000.00 PERRY CORDER - LC RANCH

JM MS FLINGER 4158 747 707 ET 1/2 INTEREST - $14,200.00 ROD GARMAN - GROUND ZERO FARMS

JN BALDEE 1217 1/2 INTEREST - $20,000.00 VAN CRANE - CRANE FARMS

Jeremiah and Candace Malone 931-309-6805

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March 31 -12pm EDT WYTHEVILLE, VA WYTHE COUNTY LIVESTOCK EXCHANGE

SELLING 110

REGISTERED BLACK HEREFORD LOTS

75 Females – Elite ET and Spring Open Heifers, Spring Bred Heifers, Spring Pairs, Fall Bred Cows and Flushes 27 Commercial Open Yearling F1 Heifers 35 Head Black Hereford Bulls Proven Herd Bulls, 2 year olds, Coming 2-year olds and Yearlings

GUYBRO GZF Foxy D106 HB008261 – 5/1/16 - PB 90.5% Two-Time National Champion PB Female - Flush Sells!

KCF MISS X51 B567 AHA Reg# P43351995 Sire: KCF Bennett Revolution X51 Selling a flush and her natural daughter E282!

GUYBRO Radiant Lady E282 HB011814 – 5/26/17 – PB 89% Elite show and donor prospect!

GUYBRO L1F1 Proficient D504 NR3019 – 2/16/16 – F1 Member of National Champion Pen of 3!

GUYBRO Platinum C11 HB009847 – 2/81/5 – HB 70.5% A fall-calving feature!

GUYBRO F1L1 M326 C15 NR2978 – 1/8/15 – F1 Elite spring bred heifer!

GUYBRO High Rank D918 HB008547 – 9/9/16 – HB 73.45% 3.65/56.70/24.08/52.43/80.07 Elite Fall Long Yearling! Flush on his dam sells!

GUYBRO Ying Yang B005 HB006361 – 6/25/14 – HB 69% This proven herd bull sells!

To request a sale catalog contact the owner or the sale managers.

828/712-7027 www.guybrofarms.com

1.937.515.1194 Dustin N. Layton 405.464.2455 laytonauction.com

Craig M. Reiter 419.350.9159 877.800.9230 primetime.marketing

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Features

SPRING 2018 Volume 3, Issue 2

Choose Wisely...12-13

J & N Ranch Inducted into Hall of Fame...22

Also in this Issue:

ABHA Junior National...18 Ground Zero Farms Showcase ABHA Bulls at National Stock Show...25

In Every Issue 6 8 10 20

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President’s Thoughts Board Briefs Executive Director Update

24 New Members 28 Sales 29 Upcoming Events

Juniors Corner

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On the Cover Photo taken submitted by Ransom Cross Farms. Have a cover photo? Send to cbrownabha@gmail.com The American Black Hereford is published quarterly by the American Black Hereford Assoc. PO Box 2607 Bowling Green, KY 42101-2607 Service Dept. - 833-501-4750 service@blackhereford.org brian@blackhereford.org www.blackhereford.org Graphic Design & Advertising: Leanna McGuire & Carey Brown

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These heifers, along with others of the same quality, will sell.

3C’S EVELYN E01 May 10, 2017 HB10838 90.5% PB

SECOND ANNUAL

BACK TO BASICS

ONLINE SALE

3C’S SPOT E99 May 02, 2017 HB11090

5.1.2018 75%

3C’S LADY THUNDER D24 Aug 09, 2016 HB09262 64% Sells AI bred to UPS Sensation 2296

SELLING APPROXIMATELY 20 LOTS OF SHOW PROSPECTS, SPRING YEARLINGS, FALL BREDS, PAIRS, AND A HERDSIRE PROSPECT. MANY ARE ELIGIBLE TO SHOW AT THE BLACK HEREFORD JUNIOR NATIONALS, JUNE 28-30, 2018 IN BOWLING GREEN, KENTUCKY.

The influence of these powerful sires will be seen throughout the offering.

3C’S 114 BY RIB EYE ET

Charles Crow, owner 256-710-3594 Austin Cole, manager 270-282-1728 1268 County Road 168 Killen, Alabama 35645

TRIPLE T’S ROLLIN BLACK THUNDER

ONLINE AUCTION TO BE HELD AT WWW.SMARTAUCTIONS.CO CHAC MASON 2214

CHR 719 CATAPULT 109

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Presidents Thoughts

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Tim Tarter ABHA President

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his year at the 2018 NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix Arizona the ABHA was in attendance. We set up a booth at the trade show and participated in the event. The ABHA resumed attending and participating in the trade show last year after a few years of absence. For those of you that may not be familiar with the term NCBA it stands for National Cattlemen’s Beef Association. This is the largest trade show in the beef industry. The event is rotated around the country each year. At this event attendees and beef producers have the opportunity to view the latest products and trends in our industry as well as having the opportunity to speak with associations such as ourselves in person and learn more about what’s happening in the respective breeds. There is also a Cattlemen’s College, several guest speakers, and lots of informative seminars going on throughout the trade show event. Cattlemen from all over the country and world attend this 3-day event. As a growing  and expanding association, the board of directors feel it is important that we participate in such events in order to continue to create awareness and understanding of our breed. Our presence at events such as this is working and paying dividends to our association. Each year that I have attended events like NCBA and the BIF conference, it is obvious that we are becoming more widely accepted and recognized. This year in Phoenix I found that to be more evident than ever before. I was amazed at the number of people that I spoke to that recognized the breed and the interest shown for the breed was quite exciting. In the past the number one statement has been  “how do I get a Black Hereford or I have never heard of this breed of cattle before.”  There are several reasons that our breed popularity is growing.  I commend your board of directors for the steps that they have and are continuing to take in promoting the association and in  improving the way that the association conducts business. Cattlemen are discovering the endless breeding combinations that Black Hereford cattle offer and the benefit of those genetic combinations, most of all the credit goes to the breeders. You are simply producing better cattle than you were just a few years ago.

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Breeders are expanding the genetic gene pool as well as relying on some of the proven lines that have been around for a few years. Black Hereford breeders have been learning how to mate our cattle as we move forward. We now have enough history to understand as well as the ability to analyze what blood lines work together and which ones don’t. A great bull and a great cow don’t always produce great calves. In today’s world of data and DNA technology we have almost an unlimited resource of tools in our box. I encourage all of you to use EPDs and more importantly learn how to use them. Data is a tool for you to use to produce the kind of animals that you personally desire or fits your market. It is always about the quality, but the type of quality animal that may be desired in ones marketplace can be a bit different than another. My breeder mentor who has forgotten more about cattle than I will ever know, always compared cattle genetics to human genetics. I know some of you may think that’s a little strange but it helps us understand the genetic process a little better. For example, if in human terms, parents wanted to raise a 7’ basketball star and the male parent was 7 ’ and the female parent was 4’ 2” that probably would not be as likely to produce a 7’ center as it would have if both parents were 7’.  It doesn’t mean that genetically the 4’2’ parent doesn’t have some good genetics they just don’t possess the traits we are looking for. The science world is still doing a lot of research on passing traits but many traits have been proven already to be very inheritable. These include both bad and good traits. The ability to match genetics that will improve the next generation and give you the traits you desire is very real. This is why you hear the term multi-trait selection. Don’t use a bull just because he has great growth traits. Your female may have the needed growth but she needs better carcass or she has a bad disposition. A good rule of thumb in mating is to try to select a sire that is equal to your females strong traits and superior in her weak traits. Most of the time this will get you headed in the right area. We as breeders tend to lose focus on our ultimate goal. We sometimes go to the extreme in one trait or another and that will get us Cont’d on pg. 14


When you build on a firm

FOUNDATION JRK 368 EBONY STOCKMAN 117 97% HETEROZYGOUS BLACK

JRK 113 EBONY OZZIE 570

92% HOMOZYGOUS BLACK

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JRK 961 EBONY LEGACY 559

SIRE OF:

95% HOMOZYGOUS BLACK

THE RESULTS ARE AMAZING.

JRK 436 EBONY 559 DESIGN 786 88% HB BW: 5.48 WW: 50.12 YW: 89.41 MM: 23.67 M&G: 48.7

JRK 501 SHEYNNE BONNIE 779 96% HB BW: 3.26 WW: 49.61 YW: 77.67 MM: 22.55 M&G: 47.35

JRK 238 MS LACY 559 BRU 722 91% HB BW: 2.22 WW: 53.43 YW: 86.48 MM: 24.65 M&G: 51.37

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Board Briefs

I Logan Hill ABHA Secretary

ABHA Officers & Staff President: Tim Tarter 606.305.2289 Vice President: Marc Smith, 641.791.9438 Treasurer: Charles Crow, 256.757.8848 Secretary: Logan Hill, 970.629.8807 Executive Director: Brian Chism, 833.501.4750 Board Members: Mark Baxter 605.472.3253 Chad Jones 913-731-3428 Tim Campbell 308-760-2580 Tammy Bargen 402-209-0958 Jason Schroeder 573.229.8997

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would like to thank the membership for their confidence in me in the last Board of Directors election. Your support is appreciated and I will strive to serve with the utmost integrity. In December, the board finalized our genetic testing service with Igenity/ Neogen. Pricing structures and products available are found on the ABHA website and the tests and supplies can be ordered on the Digital Beef platform. The board also authorized travel for Executive Director Brian Chism to the National Western Stock hg in Denver, CO as well as the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s Cattle Industry Convention and Trade Show in Phoenix, AZ. Following an incident with a fraudulent birth record, the board unanimously voted to permanently restrict the certification of an F1 heifer. Please remember the importance of submitting accurate, truthful data during all collection times. Even seemingly simple changes can have large effects across the breed and our EPD’s can only be effective with accurate record keeping and truthful reporting. In January, the board was very busy. After the most successful national sale in ABHA history, the Association is in a very solvent position. A big thank you to all the buyers and consignors who made that possible. The National Show & Sale will be held again in Sedalia, MO this year with the possibility of beginning a rotation in 2019. The board also voted with no dissent to do away with the pedigree notation fees. Previously when you turned in results

from your genetic testing, you would have been charged $5 per event per animal. Now because of our partnership with Igenity/Neogen being handled through the Digital Beef system in large batch orders, hands-on work from our staff is no longer necessary and thus we lifted any extra cost to the breeder. All potential herd sires that have passed their Certified Herd Sire test will receive the CHS notation behind their name on pedigrees. The fee waiver is for testing done through the ABHA platform, testing done independently and turned in by hand will still be assessed the fees. Our committee structure for the year was approved. We have seven standing committees populated with effective and involved people that will help guide our association in the coming year. If you have questions, concerns, or ideas, the appropriate method to begin bringing those forward is by contacting the appropriate committee chair. The ABHA will start assessing late fees for late payments at the National Show & Sale. Those paying on sale day or by check or credit card within 10 days after will not be assessed any fees. However, a percentage-based fee system will take effect after 10 days. Best advice is to be prepared to pay on sale day and if you are order buying then get your customer moving and the order paid off quickly. Our pending work docket is piling up quickly and 2018 appears to be a busy year for the Board. Here’s to wishing you all an active and profitable year!ABHA

The National Show & Sale will be held again in Sedalia, MO this year with the possibility of beginning a rotation in 2019

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BLACK HEREFORDS

The FUTURE is HERE

$25 per straw $50 per certificate

JN Balder D403 ANIMAL DATA

DOB

2-04-16

HERD ID

D403

% HEREFORD

85%

HOMOZYGOUS BLACK ?

Yes

BW

WW

YW

73 584 1039

EPDS

CE

BW

WW

10.1 -0.6 52

YW

64

MCE

3.7

M

CW

YG

MARB

FAT

REA

API

TI

28 -5.6 -0.1 .59 -.10 .39 141 78

EFBeef Sch-lar Proficient N093 Bar JZ Tradition 434V Gerber 117F Dixie 009K HB002696 JN Baldee 241 BJH Balder 7504 JN Baldee 978 R Visionary 4200 SHF Vision R117 U38 JN BALDEE 1403 R Miss Puckster 1768 HB007434 JN Baldee 1249 JN Balder 9405 JN Baldee 846

He is the ultimate heifer bull, with an actual birth weight 73 lbs., Expect his calves to be born and nurse unassisted. Super calving ease and birth weight EPDs.

The Carcass EPDs show his calves will have a bigger ribeye, more marbling and less trim fat than traditional Herefords.

We own this bull in partnership with Samen NZ Ltd in New Zealand. This is the second bull we have sold to New Zealand for use in their Dairy industry. Dairy farming is a big part of New Zealand's economy and our Black Hereford bulls have found an important role as an AI sire to produce black baldie calves for beef production out of Holstein-Friesian cows.

Homozygous Black • Homozygous Polled

Classic Hereford markings and temperament.

This is the first time ever to buy semen directly from J&N Ranch, the Birthplace of Black Hereford Cattle.

JN BALDER Y7 ET

Gunbarrel Ranch J&N Ranch F. Morgan Feedyard Decker Farm

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Executive Director Update

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Brian Chism Executive Director

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his winter I have been able to travel extensively to cattle events across the United States. In early January I attended the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colorado. Established in 1906 the 16day event is known as the premier livestock, rodeo, and horse show in the nation, drawing a global audience. The stock show is host to one of the world’s richest regular season professional rodeos and extensive livestock shows drawing 650,000+ visitors each year. In 1906 the first National Western Stock Show was held under circus tents that had been borrowed from the circus. This was the case for the first three years until a permanent structure began construction in 1908. Due to funding received from the Packing and Railroad companies, the area that is used today was completed in six months. The venue was used for the stock show and rodeo but also for the some of the 1908 Democratic National Convention events. Many historic events have taken place in this venue. If you have not seen the space, take time to visit and just see the venue. Take note if you attend that the area is located “on the hill” and the cattle are “in the yards.” The history behind “the yards” is very unique as the old Denver Union Stock Yards is on the grounds. This venue was a central stockyard for producers to ship their animals to be sold. History tells that cattle, hogs, and lambs were all traded at this historic site. With such a large livestock market, meat packers surrounded the area with packing plants. These companies would place their orders and the orders were filled with the animals from the inventory at the Denver Union Stock Yards. The yards and the Packers were connected by wooden catwalks. The original wooden catwalks have since been replaced with modern structures, but you can still oversee the yards from above. For many years a central stockyard was the preferred way for producers to sell their livestock, but producers began to sell to feedlots and other marketing avenues. Thus, leading the bustling yards that housed thousands of animals to be empty. In modern time the yards are empty, but each December the area comes back to life as preparations are made for the annual stock show. Major upgrades are planned for the yards in the coming year. This year’s event marked the first time that Black Hereford bulls were on display. Rod and Jamie Garman of Ground Zero Farms had two of their Black Hereford bulls on display in “Herd Bull Alley.” Spectators from across the globe come every year no matter how hot or cold the weather may be to see this event. During this time, I was able to talk with producers and answer their questions related to the ABHA. This display gave the association great exposure. A tremendous thank you to

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Ground Zero for purchasing the space and displaying the animals. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association hosts the annual Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show each January. Cattle producers from across the United States descended upon Phoenix, Arizona for this year’s event. Many cattle producers stopped at the ABHA booth to learn about the breed and the impact it could have on their operation. Logan Hill, Teresa and Tim Tarter and I all attended the event. This was a very worthwhile event for the association. As springtime nears, the number of production sales increases. I have been able to travel to many of the ABHA breeders’ sales and met with you the members. It is a pleasure to spend time with you and learn about your operations. As the association continues to grow I look forward to attending more events and meeting you all. If you have upcoming sales or events happening, please send that information to me so it can be added to the website. The associations new genetic testing system has been up and running for some time now, many members have begun using this system. Our agreement with Neogen allows you to receive discounted testing as long as the test is ordered thru the ABHA. In order to receive the discounted pricing, all tests must be ordered thru your existing DigitalBeef account. Please take note of where the system tells you to send the samples. As sending to the incorrect location can cause significant delay and costs. Approval was given in January that all tests ordered thru the ABHA will not be charged a notation fee. Fees still apply for notations submitted from third-party labs. The Certified Herd Bull test must be ordered thru the ABHA. Male animals that meet the requirements to be a certified herd bull will have the notation of “CHS” on their registration paper. This test is required for male animals born after Jan. 1, 2017 used in the production of Black Hereford animals. Please remember how important it is to submit data on your animals. Ensure that the data you submit meets the requirements and is submitted in a timely manner. Weaning weights should be collected on animals 160- 250 days of age. Yearling weights should be collected between 320 and 410 days of age. Per policy, performance breeders who fail to submit data on 2/3 of their animals will not receive updated EPD’s. This data is very important to your operation and others, but it helps increase the use of Black Hereford genetics in other markets. Reference Rule 2.1 for more details. This is an exciting time for this fast-growing breed. As always if you have questions or concerns please do not hesitate to send me an email or make a phone call. ABHA


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Choose Wisely

Tom Field, PhD

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or the commercial cow-calf producer the two most important professional relationships are with the seedstock supplier and the herd veterinarian. Genetics provides a foundation upon which the future of the enterprise will stand. The most influential genetic decisions made by a cow-calf producer who produces their own replacement heifers are the three most recent generations of herd sires. These bulls account for approximately 75 percent of the calf crop’s genetic makeup in terms of their direct influence as sires of calves and as the sires of the cowherd. Given the tremendous influence of the bull battery, the sire acquisition process takes on a special level of significance and thus, the relationship with the genetic supplier becomes highly important. One of my mentors in the cattle business believed that before a decision was made on which bulls to purchase, cattle producers should visit the potential seedstock suppliers business at least twice – initially to check out the supplier and secondly to evaluate the cattle. The concept was founded on a commitment to only buying seedstock from herds managed under a similar philosophy and with comparable weather, forage and climatic conditions to the purchaser’s situation. His belief was that if the people were solid, then you could more confidently do business safe in the knowledge that they were creating good cattle and that they would stand behind them. However, even before contact is made with a seedstock producer, 12

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the cow-calf manager must assess their own conditions, level of herd performance in critically important areas, and solidify their goals and objectives for the beef enterprise. Bull buyers who are making choices from an information rich perspective are more prepared to build a solid working relationship with a seedstock supplier. Determining the mating system is another key decision that should be determined by the cow-calf producer using knowledge about their own enterprise as well as leveraging the experience of other producers as well as the genetics supplier. The mating system as well as the sires selected to work within the mating system requires that commercial producers carefully assess four critical areas: 1. Feed resources and environmental limits 2. Labor resources 3. Marketing goals and objectives 4. Gaps between present and desired levels of performance in traits critical to profitability Once these issues have been addressed in detail then a meaningful discussion can be undertaken with potential seedstock suppliers. A long term and valued relationship with a seedstock supplier(s) begins with business integrity, a commitment to providing solutions to customers, conversations founded on meaningful information, and service after the sale. As these discussions are undertaken, two concepts should always be kept in mind – first, the novice bull buyer deserves an attentive supplier who is willing to provide education, answer questions, and


most importantly follow up after the sale. Secondly, there is a dramatic difference between the supplier whose sole goal is to sell a bull and the supplier focused on solving problems for a customer. Sire selection should be founded on making the most objective decision possible that is aligned with the overall strategy and vision for the cow-calf enterprise. Thus, it is essential to acquire bulls only from those herds with an active engagement in a performance program backed by a dynamic national data base and supported with state of the art genetic prediction tools. It is not important that a cow-calf producer understand the intricacies of how genetic estimates are calculated but developing a solid functional understanding of how to use the estimates and information is critical. The role of the seedstock supplier is to provide educational and consulting support to assure the comfort level of the customer. The sire selection process is one driven by winnowing down the available bulls for sale into a group of individuals that possess the appropriate combination of performance metrics that align with the limitations of the resources available on the ranch and assure conformance to the demands of the target market for progeny. This narrowing down process can be driven by several key focal points: Avoid sires that create dystocia. Calving difficulty is a leading cause of both calf and breeding female death loss, contributes to increased

T H Our deepest thanks to the bidders and A buyers who made the N 4TH ANNUAL K BLACK IS THE COLOR Y O U

morbidity of calves born in difficult births, and diminishing subsequent reproductive rates of females experiencing dystocia. Will replacement females be kept from the progeny – if yes, then what is the appropriate level of mature size and milk production for the particular farm or ranch? Attaining profitable levels of reproductive performance depends on keeping the nutritional needs of the herd aligned with cost effective feed sources which are often in the form of grazable forages. What is the optimal combination of growth, muscularity, marbling and carcass yield for the target market? Producing feeder calves that can be merchandised to generate high levels of revenue is fundamental to profitability. Finally, what are the gaps in performance for the herd that need to be closed to improve productivity, profitability and quality of life? For example, if cattle are flighty and nervous in handling situation then more focus on docility is warranted. If udders are badly structured leading to calves unable to suckle and thus requiring more labor, then udder quality will need to be addressed. In each of these discussions, the reputable seedstock breeder will provide information, insight and advice. Using their experience and knowledge is critical to building a genetic base designed for long term satisfaction from the cow-calf enterprise. ABHA

Fowl Play Farms

sale a great success.

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2616 Hwy 1664 Â&#x; Nancy, KY 42544

606-305-2289

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Presidents Thoughts Cont’d from pg. 6 in trouble. Balance is the key to any good breeding

program. This is why AI breeding is so popular. Whether you choose to do AI breeding is a personal choice but I can assure you it is a shorter path to get you to where you want to be. The greatest genetic bull in the world is not going to match up with every cow in your herd. He overall will do a pretty good job but I will guarantee you that you will have some cows that just don’t work with him. Selecting AI sires that do possess the traits you are looking for will help you achieve much better results.     Genetic mating for predictable traits is the reason that accurate and strong data is important. The ABHA membership has done a pretty good job in submitting data but we need to do more. We simply can’t breed for the traits we want if the data we are using is incorrect. How do we get more accurate data? That responsibility falls on the breeder. As a seedstock breeder you have a responsibility to submit all the information that you can on your animals. BW, WW ,YW, scrotal circumferences, ultrasound etc.  All of this information is calculated and presented to us in a way that we can relate and understand so that we may use it as a tool. The online registry system has made it so much easier to submit the data. The board of directors continue to work  towards creating a wider variety of data information that would be useful. Creating this database

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information in a form that it is useable and accurate is all dependent on the breeders providing the information. The improvement of the data on our cattle is one reason we are starting to gain more attention. Cattlemen realize that the ABHA is serious about our data and selective breeding programs.  If you’re in the seedstock business you need to just make this data collection part of your normal routine throughout the year. Let’s just imagine for a moment that you have raised the best bull in our breed but you have no BW, WW or YW. I for one am not even going to consider using him and neither are many other breeders. His lack of data will reflect on his offspring data and our customers will simply not accept that. Spring weaning season is just around the corner. Get those scales out or find someone that has a set that you can use. Set up an ultrasound scan of your yearling animals with a tech and lets all do what is expected from us as breeders. When submitting your data you need to remember that there are windows of age that you are required to hit in order to get your adjusted weights. You need to also remember the new Certified Herd Sire Rule that requires all ABHA bulls born after January 1st, 2017 being used to produce registered calves must be tested for genetic defects. Adding data to your herd will make you money very quickly and will allow us to continue with our goal of  becoming a leader in the cattle industry. ABHA

BULLS & HEIFERS FOR SALE PRIVATE TREATY. Jo Classic Pace 4018

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The ABHA’s first online semen and embryo source.

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Brock Johansen • (435) 749-1543 www.jobullsgenetics.com bjohansen@emerytelcom.com JO BLACK JACK 4217

BD: 06/29/14 | REG. # HB005721 | TATTOO: 4217 | 88% HB

JO EMPIRE Z631 x JO LADY CLASSIC 217 ACT BW

ACT WW

76

ADJ WW

BW

WW

YW

MILK

M&G

629

0.16

42.89

68.50

24.63

46.08

HOMOZYGOUS BLACK/HOMOZYGOUS POLLED Black Jack is the entire package. He was used on over 400 heifers last year and is a proven calving ease bull. We are so impressed with his calves that we are going to use three sons and one half brother as herd bulls in our herd, and will continue to use Black Jack heavily. We are reducing the cost of his semen to promote his use, because we believe he will become one of the foundation bulls in the ABHA.

$20 Straw/$50 Certificate JN BULLSEYE JO D411

BD: 02/18/16 | REG. # HB009182 | TATTOO: D411 | 88.5% HB

JN BALDER B251 x JN BALDEE A411 ET ACT BW

ACT WW

ADJ WW

75

BW

WW

YW

MILK

M&G

1.24

44.37

75.87

24.74

46.93

HOMOZYGOUS BLACK - Bullseye is the record selling Black Hereford bull. He combines the proven Hereford lines of Ribeye and Harland, with 9405 and 8079. We have 29 calves on the ground out of Bullseye and they have average 68 lbs. We have received a lot of calls on Bullseye and have decided to only release 10 packages of 10 straws in 2018. Owned with J&N Ranch.

$100 Straw/$50 Certificate - Only Selling 10 packages of 10 straws. JO CHBH JCR HIGH ROLLER 7D ET

BD: 12/16/16 | REG. # HB010941 | TATTOO: 7D | 81.5% HB

JO BLACK JACK 4217 x JO FINAL ANSWER TUNDRA 344 ACT BW

ACT WW

78

ADJ WW

BW

WW

YW

MILK

M&G

679

1.30

42.45

70.75

20.44

41.67

HOMOZYGOUS BLACK/HOMOZYGOUS POLLED - High Roller is an exciting new sire. He combines all the traits of Black Jack with a rock star pedigree, including Tundra and Final Answer. Look at his length and thickness. Those who have seen him in person have commented that he may be the best looking Black Hereford in the ABHA. Owned with Crescent Hill Black Herefords and Jenkins Cattle Ranch

$30 Straw/$50 Certificate

JO TRUST FUND 7206

BD: 04/14/17 | REG. # HB011027 | TATTOO: 7206 | 80.5% HB

JO BLACK TRUST 5123 x JO LADY BATTLE 206 ACT BW 72

ACT WW

ADJ WW

BW

WW

YW

MILK

M&G

737

2.70

43.10

85.92

22.95

46.46

HOMOZYGOUS BLACK - This is the bull that everyone has been waiting for. Trust Fund is a homozygous black grandson of NJW 73S M326 Trust 100W ET. He comes from a strong maternal line on the bottom and has extreme growth and thickness. He had a 111% weaning ratio of 737 lbs., and should top 1,250 lbs., at yearling. Trust Fund froze flush quality semen at 10 months of age. If you want to create your next show animal, or quality mother cow, Trust Fund is your answer.

Owned TMC

with Crescent Hill Black Herefords, Cattle Company, Rancho Moreno,

$30 Straw/$50 Certificate

Jenkins Cattle and MKC

Ranch, Ranch

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JO DARK VADAR 7B ET

BD: 12/14/16 | REG. # HB010939 | TATTOO: 7B | 85.3% HB

JO LIGHTNING A923 x JO LADY CLASSIC 217 ACT BW

ACT WW

85

ADJ WW

BW

WW

YW

MILK

M&G

700

1.61

47.10

87.40

25.93

49.48

HOMOZYGOUS BLACK/HOMOZYGOUS POLLED Vadar has the growth of his sire Lightning with the maternal power of Black Jack’s dam. He weaned off at 820 lbs., and had a yearling weight of 1,255 lbs. This half brother to Black Jack is thick everywhere. He will add pigment, growth, and maternal power.

$40 Straw/$50 Certificate

JO JAVA JACK 6445

BD: 05/01/16 | REG. # HB009088 | TATTOO: 6445 | 87.5% HB

JO BLACK JACK 4217 x JO LADY 110 JACK 445 ACT BW

ACT WW

ADJ WW

79

BW

WW

YW

MILK

M&G

1.36

49.20

78.54

23.69

48.29

HOMOZYGOUS BLACK/HOMOZYGOUS POLLED Java is very much like his sire, but is out of a very thick Z071 dam. He should help with maternal traits and have good calving ease.

$15 Straw/$50 Certificate

JO BOOM ADVANTAGE 3008

BD: 03/21/13 | REG. # HB004465 | TATTOO: 3008 | 79% HB

JO BULL ADVANTAGE JN Y413 x JO MISS CURVE FORK 0008 ACT BW

ACT WW

95

ADJ WW

BW

WW

YW

MILK

M&G

715

5.21

38.43

83.52

25.43

44.65

HOMOZYGOUS BLACK - Boom has the length and size to really help weaning weights. He has a lot of daughters in production and they are great structured cows that raise good calves. Owned with Crescent Hill Black Herefords.

$25 Straw/$50 Certificate

JN BALDER C245

BD: 04/02/15 | REG. # HB008985 | TATTOO: C245 | 88% HB

JN BALDER A472 x JN BALDEE 1245 ACT BW

ACT WW

ADJ WW

BW

WW

YW

MILK

M&G

750

3.95

57

73

24

52

HOMOZYGOUS BLACK - C245 combines the great Hereford lines of Harland and P606 in a homozygous black package. He should be the ultimate maternal machine. He has exceptional length and was the high selling bull at the J&N Fall Sale in 2017. Owned with Crescent Hill Black Herefords and J&N Ranch

$25 Straw/$50 Certificate

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JO EMPIRE Z631

BD: 02/19/12 | REG. # HB003365 | TATTOO: Z631 | 81.3% HB

JN BALDER 9405 x JN BALDEE 631 ACT BW 88

ACT WW

ADJ WW

BW

WW

YW

MILK

M&G

546

1.03

37.03

61.53

23.41

41.93

HOMOZYGOUS BLACK - Empire has exceptional progeny all across the ABHA. His calves are known for being exceptionally thick and very attractive. His daughters are great producers.

$25 Straw/$50 Certificate

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2018 ABHA Junior Nationals Tentative Agenda

June 27th-Wednesday 11AM:         Cattle may arrive and begin moving into Barn Evening:       Junior Board Member Meeting Junior Board Member Candidate Interview Queen Interview

June 28th-Thursday 10AM:         12PM:          2PM:             5:30PM:       

Cattle check- in beings Cattle check-in closes- All cattle must be on grounds and checked in Cattle judging contest Evening Event

June 29th- Friday 8AM:           10:30AM:     12:00PM:      1:30PM: 4:00PM:        Evening:

Stock Show U Clinic Fitting Contest Junior Lunch Meeting; Election of Officers and Queen Sales Contest Showmanship Contest Awards Dinner and Banquet

June 30th- Saturday 8AM:           Steer Show Cow Calf Bull Show Heifer Show- HX, F1, Percentage, Purebred

Animals released at conclusion of show

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In the

Where Champions are Born

Black

Black and Red Hereford Sale May 12, 2018

These Donors Sell

Friday May 11

Cattle Viewing Dinner and Social Frozen Genetic Sale

Saturday May 12 Cattle Viewing Lunch In the Black Sale

GZF B103 BETTY

Selling an Elite Set of Hereford and Black Hereford Genetics Donors - Show Heifers - Bred Females - Pairs - Bulls Friday Night there will be a frozen genetic sale Featuring Sexed Heifer Semen from on Board

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ABHA Junior National Rules UPDATED 2/20/2018

GENERAL RULES 1. Exhibitor must be 7 years old and not 22 years old by January 1, 2018, and a member of the American Black Hereford Junior Association (ABHJA). Dues are $25 and must be paid prior to entry. Membership forms may be downloaded at blackhereford.org 2. All animals must be registered with the ABHA. 3. Each entry, must be owned solely by the junior exhibitor(s) and in his/her recorded ownership before June 1. Siblings may jointly own animals, provided both are members of the ABHJA and meet ABHJA age requirements. No animal is eligible to compete if recorded in joint ownership (other than the sibling rule), and no joint ownership with farm name or family name. 4. Horned or de-horned or scurred animals are eligible to show. 5. ONLINE ENTRY FEE IS $40 PER ENTRY UNTIL JUNE 1, 2018. MAIL IN ENTRY FEE IS $50 and must be postmarked by JUNE 1, 2018. A bedding fee for barn stalls is included in the registration fee. Mail entries to the Junior Nationals, American Black Hereford Association, P.O. Box 2607, Bowling Green, KY 42102. NO LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED. 6. Final Entry and Ownership Deadline is June 1. All animals must be registered and transferred prior to the June 1 entry and ownership deadline date. No late transfers or entries will be accepted. Entries with “pending” listed, as the registration number will not be accepted, and entry will be refused. This includes calves showing on the sides of cows in the cow-calf pair show. Entry fees are non-refundable. Calves showing part of a pair, can be shown on their own, a separate entry fee is due. 7. All cattle must be on the grounds and checked in by 12 PM CST on June 28th, 2018. NO EXCEPTIONS. 8. Hard copy registration certificate must be presented at check-in. Tattoos that are missing, illegible, altered, incorrect and/or in any other way disagree with the official ABHA records will be justifiable cause for disqualification of entry. Check tattoos well before leaving for the ABHJA. ABHA Staff or designated individuals can ask to check tattoos at any time. 9. Entries must meet Kentucky health regulations. All animals must have an official health certificate. Refer to Kentucky health requirements. 10. Exhibitor must show his/her own animals. Only exhibitors who are in attendance at the ABHJA and are physically unable to show the animals due to illness or injury will be excused. In the case of extenuating circumstances, the family must come to the ABHA board/staff, in which case, the board of directors/staff have sole discretion as to whether the animal may be shown by a substitute showman. Owner may secure another junior member to show his/ her animals if excused or if exhibitor has more than one entry in the same class. It is recommended that if you have more than one animal being shown in a class you utilize a fellow junior from your own state to assist. No adult may assist exhibitor in showring. 11. Exhibitor must wear official show shirt in showmanship and during

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the junior show. Entry numbers must be worn on chest/back. Additional show shirts may be purchase. 12. If all requirements aren’t met, the ABHA Board and staff reserve the right to disqualify any entry. 13. All persons making entries in the show shall agree to abide by all the rules and regulations as outlined and will not hold the American Black Hereford Association or the 2018 American Black Hereford Junior Association Show Committee organizers responsible for accident, loss or injury to any person, animal or article. 14. Breeding cattle will not be weighed. 15. Due to L.D. Brown Exposition Center regulations and safety of exhibitors NO DOGS will be allowed on the grounds, in the tie outs, in the barns or in the coliseum. 16. Any animal a junior enters may be used in the team-fitting competition and/or be asked to be used in the judging contest. 17. The ABHA, reserves the right for all class winners and runner ups to be subject to DNA testing to verify parentage. 18. It is a policy of the ABHA board of directors that if an animal gets loose in the showring, an exhibitor will be given two chances to regain control of said animal throughout the duration of that particular show. After the third instance exhibitor and animal will be dismissed from the showring by an ABHA board member or ABHA staff member 19. It is strongly advised that exhibitors bring generators for backup use.

STALLING -Stalling will be pre-assigned. -No cattle OR tack is allowed in the barns until Wednesday, June 27, 2019 @ 11 AM CST. -All cattle exhibiting at the event must be stalled in respective space. If under special circumstance the case arises petition may be made to show staff for relocation.

ANIMAL HEALTH All Kentucky origin livestock must meet the exhibition requirements in 302 KAR 20:065, as listed below. For additional or updated information, contact the Office of the State Veterinarian at (502) 573-0282 or visit the website at: http://www.lrc.state.ky.us/kar/302/020/065.htm. Livestock exhibiting signs of any infectious, contagious or communicable disease such as, but not limited to, warts, ringworm, pinkeye or foot rot are not eligible for exhibition. All KY origin animals for exhibition shall be individually identified on a certificate of veterinary inspection written within the current calendar year. January 1 through December 31.

DIVISION BREAKS As of Jan. 1, 2018 Pre-Prewee-

6- below; 2012- before


Peewee- Junior- Intermediate- Senior-

7-8; 2010-2011 9-12; 2006-2009 13-16; 2002-2005 17-21; 1997-2001

SHOWMANSHIP -Divisions will be based on date of birth as of Jan. 1, 2018. -Each age division will have a class. -Show staff will determine how to break each division if need be. -Registration for showmanship will be made at animal check in. -NO BULLS OR STEERS ALLOWED FOR SHOWMANSHIP.

JUDGING CONTEST -Divisions will be based on date of birth as of Jan. 1, 2018. -Each age division will be scored separately -Junior and peewee division participants will answer one set of questions -Senior and intermediate division participants will answer one set of questions and give one set of reasons -Registration for contest will be made at animal check in. -The maximum rotation for each class is 12 minutes.

TEAM FITTING CONTEST

information. The contest will be held in conjunction with the American Black Hereford Association Junior Nationals. Rules: 1. Contestants must be members of American Black Hereford Junior Association. 2. Individuals will compete in their corresponding age divisions. 3. Individuals must register in advanced, by June 1, 2018. This no charge to compete in this contest. 4. Presentations will be 3-6 minutes long. The objective of each individual will be to convince the judges that they should purchase their entry. 5. Individuals may present any item that is related to the agriculture beef industry, i.e.: an animal, embryo package, semen, etc. 6. Participants will be discounted for using notes. 7. The order of presentation will be determined by ABHA staff and will be posted prior to the contest. 8. Animals are not allowed in this contest; however, participants may use visual aids such as i-Pads, tablets, binder with information pertaining to the item being sold, etc. 9. No posters, dry erase boards, etc. may be used during the presentation. 10. Senior and Intermediate contestants will be required to incorporate some form of graphic design and computer technology to design marketing materials that will supplement their presentation in the sale of their product. This may include flyers, brochures, ads, etc. 11. Exhibitors will have two (2) minutes to setup their presentation

-Teams will be pre- assigned and announced at least one (1) hour prior to contest Scoring for Junior and Pee Wee Contestants: -Each team will be comprised of three (3) members. Points will be awarded as follows: -Time limit of thirty (30) minutes. Knowledge- 25 points -A team member must wear a show harness to display assigned team Ability to communicate- 25 points number. Organization- 25 points -Contestants must bring any and all materials needed to the fitting area, Overall effect- 25 points (Salesmanship, Creativity/Originality, including animal. Believability) -Each team will be allowed the use of one blower. -No improper fitting methods may be used. Scoring for Senior and Intermediate Contestants: -Clippers may be used at the discretion of team members. Points will be awarded as follows: -When time is called, one member from each team will hold the animal Knowledge- 20 points in like for final viewing and judging. Ability to communicate- 20 points -Judging will be based on fitting techniques and final outcome. In the Organization- 20 points event of a tie, teams will be allowed back in the chute for an Overall effect- 20 points (Salesmanship, Creativity/ Originality, additional five (5) minutes. Believability) -No spectators, parents, etc. are allowed on the floor during contest. Creative Design- 20 points

INDIVIDUAL SALES CONTEST The main objective of Individual Sales is to give juniors a glimpse at a reallife situation of selling while promoting the importance of communication skills, marketing technique and understanding of performance and pedigree

Ten (10) points will be subtracted from the total if judges detect the use of notes. Two points will be subtracted for each minute a presentation goes more than six minutes. Judging will be by a two- member panel of judges based on 100 points

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ABHA Junior National Rules (cont’d)

maximum from each judge. Each judge will then rank the individuals based on points allocated.

The results from the show will be used to calculate the Premier Junior Exhibitor. In the event of a tie the results of showmanship will be used to break the tie. The following will be awarded for class placings: STEER SHOW 1st- 5 points 2nd- 4 points -Percentage, Purebred and HX animals are eligible for exposition in the 3nd- 3 points Junior Steer Show 4th- 2 points -Entries will show by weight 5th- 1 point -There will be three (3) divisions The following will be awarded for division placings: Lightweights Division Champion- 2 points Middleweight Reserve Division Champion 1 point Heavyweight -Steers will be weighed on June 28, 2018. The following will be awarded for Champion placings: Grand Champion- 5 points COW CALF PAIR SHOW Reserve Champion- 4 points -All calves are to be 205 days of age or less on show day. -No calves born before January 6, 2018 will be eligible to show. -One entry fee is required for pairs. -If calf is shown again on its own, an additional entry and fee is needed. -Percentage and purebred calves are eligible to show. -Classes will be based on the age of calf.

BULL SHOW -Percentage and Purebred bulls are eligible to show -Bulls must have nose lead -Bull must be born after January 1, 2017.

HEIFER SHOW HX (are not eligible to compete for overall champion) F1 (50%Angus/50% Hereford) Percentage (62.5 – 87.49% Hereford Blood) Purebred (87.5% or Higher Hereford Blood) Haltered heifers will be shown in three Divisions: Calf Division (Born Jan 1, 2018 and after) Junior Division (Born Jan 1, 2017 – Dec 31, 2017) Senior Division (Born Nov 1, 2016 – Dec 31, 2017) -Haltered classes will be determined after all show entries are processed. There will be no more than a 60-day spread of age in any class and no more than 8 animals in an individual class. -Bred and Owned Heifers will compete for Bread and Owned Heifer Champion

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PREMIER ADULT BREEDER The same point system for the Premier Junior exhibitor will be used to calculate the premier breeder.

STAR JUNIOR This award will look at the exhibitor’s participation in contest and their placings from show classes. Each Contest Participation- 1 point Contest Placings 1st- 5 points 2nd- 4 points 3rd- 3 points 4th- 2 points 5th- 1 point Exhibitors top placing animal in class: 1st- 5 points 2nd- 4 points 3rd- 3 points 4th- 2 points 5th- 1 point Exhibitors top placing division animal: Division Champion- 5 points Reserve Division Champion- 4 points Show champion placings: Grand Champion Animal- 10 points Reserve Champion Animal- 5 points ABHA

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Beef Cattle Deworming Strategies Dewoming cattle on pasture leads to higher profits for grazers

Michigan State University Extension eef cattle deworming is very important to reduce internal parasites. Cattle are not only threatened by outside pests like face flies and horn flies, but also internal parasites like lungworms and gastrointestinal roundworms. Anthelmintics or dewormers are used to control these internal parasites. Some anthelmintics are also effective against external parasites. Parasites can lead to reduced performance in cattle. Losses can result from depressed feed intake and conversion, lower average daily gain or milk production and lower reproductive performance. Parasites are also very dangerous for the health of the animal. They can lead to reduced immunity, reduced weight and the appearance of diseases like anemia. It is very important to detect the signs of infection by these parasites to prevent any major losses to the herd. One effective tool for monitoring parasite loads in cattle is to conduct routine fecal analysis. This allows for more efficient and timely implementation of deworming programs. To better justify the costs of beef cattle deworming and handling, it is important to understand when deworming is most effective. Cattle usually get infected with parasites from the pastures they graze. Larvae from worms live and thrive in the pastures and infect cattle when they ingest this grass. The grass has to be wet from either rain or dew, and the soil temperature has to be above 55 degrees for the larvae to reach the

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REGISTERED BLACK HEREFORD 80% HB homozygous black/heterozygous polled WW ratio: 101.4% w YW ratio: 101% He is putting pounds on the ground to his heifers and bull calves from start to finish. Semen $25/straw w $50/certificate F&S Cattle · 9626 Highway S6G Prairie City, IA 50228 Zach Findlow · 515-975-4462 5 yearling bulls for sale sired by revolution 4r680

grass blades. Larvae cannot swim to the grass blades when grasses are dry. Larvae numbers decline significantly when the sun dries the pastures for several weeks, so there is reduced danger of worm infestation at this time and consequently reduced benefit from deworming. Timing is critical for strategic dewoming programs. If you effectively deworm cattle in the fall coming off pasture, they should remain clean all winter. At spring pasture turnout, the risk for parasite infection increases. Age of the animal may impact parasite loads. Older cows are not as susceptible to worm infections as they gradually develop immunity. Nursing calves on the other hand are at high risk of internal worms and it is vital to deworm them at the appropriate time. Deworming at earlier stages of infection can result in improved weaning weights. It is best to deworm nursing calves at three months of age or late June for spring calving herds or calves six to eight weeks after turnout onto pasture. Reducing the calf parasite load should increase subsequent weaning weights by 10 to 20 pounds per calf. Mid-summer processing also provides the opportunity for additional management like implanting, tagging, vaccinating or sorting. Many effective products are available including pour-on, feed through and injectables. Consult with your veterinarian to set-up a deworming program that fits your production and management goals. Cattle prices today allow additional management like deworming to pay significant dividends. Don’t miss your opportunity this spring to cash larger cattle checks come fall! ABHA

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BLACK HEREFORDS

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Ma rk Nu Nuelle Mark elle

Juniors Corner

Fa rms Farms

R E G I S T E R E D B L AC K H E R E F O R D S

Available for Sale: YEARLING BULLS TWO-YEAR-OLD BULLS Some are herd sire prospects.

By Jacob Smith, President

T

he 2018 Junior Nationals is right around the corner and will be here before we know it. This year the Junior Nationals will be held back in Bowling Green, Kentucky on June 27- July 1st. The Junior National Show committee is excited to announce that this year the Junior Nationals will have a steer class. As a reminder, all juniors need to be looking for some rule changes and some different contest as well. Juniors keep your eyes open for information and on animals for this years Junior Nationals. ABHA

MARK NUELLE

9460 Willow Branch Road • Higginsville, MO 64037

Cell: 660-238-3207 • nuelle@ctcis.net

Mountain Fork

HEREFORD FARM Registered Black Hereford & Registered Polled Hereford

• Bulls for Sale • Private Treaty

RICHARD & EARLENE BOONE

3341 West Rodeo Crossing | Natural Dam, AR 72948

479-650-8906 Ÿ 479-414-7718

earleneboone@aol.com Ÿ rboone8900@aol.com

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Proven Genetic

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The Face of Opportunity 12thANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE

MARCH 19th, 2018 1PM CST at the farm

Call for a catalog

LUNCH SERVED AT NOON

Lot 146

Lot 153

Lot 151 SELLING 234 LOTS:

Angus and AHA cattle will sell @ 1 PM CST. HB cattle will sell shortly after 2 PM. The sale will be online at LIVESTOCK LINK.

If you wish to bid by phone, please call ahead of time and we will set you up for a call back when your animal is selling.

Lot 163

12 YEARLING BULLS 8 TWO-YEAR-OLD BULLS DNA has been sent in on most of the bulls for their Certified Herd Sire status.

17 OPEN HEIFERS

Baxter Angus · Rockham, SD

Lot 218 O U R G OA L

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J&N Ranch Inducted Into Hall of Fame

J

oe and Norma Hoagland of J&N Ranch were inducted into the American Black Hereford Association's (ABHA) Hall of Fame on November 9, 2017, during the association’s Annual Meeting. J&N Ranch is located in Leavenworth, Kansas. Joe and Norma Hoagland registered the first Black Hereford, purchased the first ABHA membership, published the first Black Hereford magazine and held the first ABHA National Sale. Over 75 newspaper and magazine articles have been written nationally and internationally about the Hoagland's' pioneering work in the cattle

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industry. The Hoagland's are also one of the largest independent citrus growers in Texas, producing Rio Red grapefruit as well as Navel and Valencia oranges near McAllen, Texas. Joe is a graduate and former board member of Tulane University. He received a law degree from the University of Kansas in 1974. He served six terms in the Kansas State Legislature and was Majority Floor Leader in 1983 and 1984. He also served two terms as a member of the National Commission on Uniform State Laws.


In the 1990s, Joe worked in professional baseball in the player development department for three different teams: the Astros, Yankees and the Mets. In 2000, he signed the Mets' first-round draft pick. He was the first scout to discover Albert Pujols when he was just a sophomore in high school. Norma graduated from the University of Kansas and is a former Miss Kansas, model, TV personality and author. She has completed TV commercials for Payless Shoes, Holiday Inn, Super Foods, Toyota, and MasterCard. Wife and mother of three, she has written a book on the architectural history of two buildings in Kansas. She is currently working on a new book to be published in 2019. A lifelong 4-Her, Norma has been a project leader, community club leader and now serves as a trustee of the Kansas 4-H Foundation. She is also a board member of the Kansas State Oral History Project. She has always been a very active partner in the family cattle business and computerized all the early pedigrees for ABHA. The Hoagland’s have been in the cattle business in Kansas since 1866. Their ranch will be featured in a new book called Kansas Century Farms, to be released in 2018. ABHA

2018 ABHA

JUNIOR NATIONALS JUNE 27TH JUNE 30TH Western Kentucky University BOWLING GREEN

MORE I NFORMATION AVAILABLE ONLINE! Winter

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New Members New Annual Members

Missouri

Arkansas 4X Farms Jonathan McJunkins 3785 Luper Road Lowell, AR 72745 615-979-1036 jonathanmcjunkins@gmail.com KENDALL BATSON 410 Smith Road Sulphur Rock, AR 72579 870-307-5221 Canada CIRCLE BAR FARM Cole Granger 26417 Township Road 562 Sturgeon County AB TAROX3 780-203-2653 cbar.blackherefords@outlook.com

JUSTIN LEYBURN 11800 Cameron Road Licking, MO 65542 417-217-8218 painteddreamsfarm13@yahoo.com PAINTED DREAMS FARM Beverly & Justin Leyburn 11800 Cameron Road Licking, MO 65542 417-217-8218 painteddreamsfarm13@yahoo.com Minnesota SERENITY FAMILY ACRES Curt, Deb, Cody & Tiffany Johnson 1933 Pokegama Lake Road Grasston, MN 55030-3140 320-396-2646 sfaherefords@gmail.com Tennessee AUSTIN KINKEAD 2098 HWY 140 N Cottage Grove, TN 38224 731-336-2359 kinkead@wk.net

HARWELL FARMS Josiah Harwell 115 Pierce Road Pulaski, TN 38478 jkharwell66@ymail.com LD RANCH Jami HIll 185 Odis Lane Decherd, TN 37324 931-308-6485 jamihill35@yahoo.com RKS RANCH Robert Keith Shoemake 1280 NW Rutland Road Mt. Juliet, TN 37122 615-766-4727 Texas JB BAR-W RANCH John & Brenda Walling 8567 CR 419 Cisco, TX 76437 972-890-5937 walling.john@gmail.com

AN IMPORTANT NOTICE FOR ALL ABHA MEMBERS AND BLACK HEREFORD BREEDERS Under the current Bylaws of the American Black Hereford Association it is important to understand what cattle can and cannot be registered and/or transferred to the ABHA. With sales and breeders growing annually here are the details that you need to know: An F1 female is recorded in the ABHA not registered, therefore if you have an F1 it can actually be recorded in the ABHA and in another association without a bylaw violation. But it must be recorded IN the ABHA to register calves in the ABHA. The only way an animal can be registered within the ABHA is if the animal’s sire and dam are both recorded or registered in the ABHA, American Hereford Association or Canadian Hereford Association. If another association issues a registration number for an animal already in the ABHA they can be transferred and used within the ABHA under their original ABHA number. An animal that is recorded or registered with the ABHA can be transferred to another owner regardless of the animal owner’s status. The purchase must be validated by documentation and provided to the ABHA. The transfer fee for Non-member transfer is $20 per animal and can be paid by the purchaser. An animal cannot be registered in the ABHA if both of the parents are not registered in the ABHA. Before buying cattle ask if they are or were registered in the ABHA and insist they be transferred as a condition of the purchase.

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Ground Zero Farms Showcase ABHA Bulls at National Stock Show

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merican Black Hereford Association (ABHA) bulls were a part of Herd Bull Alley at the National Western Stock Show for the first time in 2018. Rod and Jamie Garman, owners of Ground Zero Farms located in Watts, OK purchased the space and brought two Black Hereford bulls to Denver, CO for the annual livestock event. Dale Pitchford, Herd Manager of Ground Zero Farms said, “We were excited to have the bulls on display. This event was a great time for attendees to ask questions and learn more about the American Black Hereford Association.” There was a wide variety of individuals who stopped by the booth. Some visitors were familiar with the breed and what the ABHA is doing, while others did not know much about the association. Many who stopped discussed how they had been using Angus and Hereford genetics in their operations to

produce commercial animals for many years. Those who stopped often said they now see the added value a Black Hereford could bring to their operations. “We were very happy to be a part of Herd Bully Alley and showcase the genetics in our Black Hereford herd. I believe the exposure from this event will be an asset for the ABHA as a whole” said Rod Garman owner of Ground Zero Farms. Brian Chism, Executive Director of the ABHA attended this year’s event. He said, “This event was a great opportunity to showcase the quality genetics that makes up the ABHA. Many commercial producers from across the United States and abroad were able to see in person the quality of Black Herefords.” Chism went on to thank Rod and Jamie Garman and Ground Zero Farms for their efforts to showcase the ABHA and their bulls at this national event. ABHA

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BREEDER DIRECTORY

ALABAMA

Wild Rose

Embryos For Sale:

SEXED MALE OR FEMALE. My donor is homozygous black and polled.

ARKANSAS

Mountain Fork

Hereford Farm

REGISTERED BLACK HEREFORD & REGISTERED POLLED HEREFORD

You can use semen of your choice. $250/each Dr. Don Yanda · 563-212-1255

MAQUOKETA EMBRYOS, LLC

RICHARD & EARLENE BOONE

3341 West Rodeo odeo Crossing C oss g | Natural Natu a Dam, a , AR 72948

479-650-8906 Ÿ 479-414-7718 earleneboone@aol.com Ÿ rboone8900@aol.com www.mountainforkherefordfarm.com

COLORADO

Black Dragon

KENTUCKY

CATTLE COMPANY

Registered Black Herefords, Elevated Black Dragon Cattle

Logan & Jennifer Hill Rangely, CO 970-629-8807 dragoncattle@gmail.com

INDIANA

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JENKINS C AT T L E R A N C H

““Family Owned, Faith Based and Quality Driven” Daniel & Kyla Ÿ 812-309-0094 Josh & Heather Ÿ 501-482-8188

584 South Washington Street Ÿ Dale, IN 47523 Web: JenkinsCattleRanch.com

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H5 Ranch Bonita, Louisiana

NICK & KELLI HERRINGTON 318-282-0453

h5blackherefords.com herringtonfarms@gmail.com


OKLAHOMA

LAZYL FARMS Black Herefds

ROBBIE LANGLEY

601-766-5155

THOMAS MERRITT

601-508-8823

Lucedale, Mississippi

39452

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Jeff & Lanee’ Anderson 4809 W. Wood Road Waukomis, OK 73773

Legacy

580-747-1067

Black Herefords

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SOUTH DAKOTA

MISSOURI

Mark Nuelle Farms

Mark Nuelle 9460 Willow Branch Road Higginsville, MO 64037 Phone: 660-584-3207 Cell: 660-238-3207 nuelle@ctcis.net

BREEDER DIRECTORY

MISSISSIPPI

Jami Groft: 605-460-3477 Jake Groft: 605-460-1452 Registered Black Hereford Hereford & Angus

Jedd Groft: 605-460-0147

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ROWDY & ROAN WALKER

1877 Flying W. Trail w Hillsborough, NC 27278

168 Amos Gammill Road • Shelbyville, TN 37160 (931) 703-7219 jim.potts@tcatshelbyville.edu www.tnherefords.com

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Sales J&N Ranch’s Fall Production Sale October 14, 2017 Leavenworth, Kansas Auctioneer: Tommy Barnes Averages: 5 Black Hereford Bulls 28 Black Hereford Cows $2225 5 Black Hereford Heifers $1900 49 Commercial bred heifers

JM Cattle Company Sale February 3, 2018 $277,000.00 GROSS $4,480 BLACK HEREFORD BULLS   $3,096.00 BLACK HEREFORD FEMALES

$4770 $1565

BREEDER DIRECTORY

J&N Ranch held their 27th Production Sale at their ranch in Leavenworth, Kansas. Many repeat buyers from 9 states returned to the Birthplace of Black Hereford cattle to purchase all of the ranch’s 5 and 6-year old registered cows. Many cows were bred to JN Balder C193 who sold as lot 4 in the sale to Dan Skaggs for $4500. The rest were bred to JN Balder C049 who was sold to a buyer from New Zealand before the sale. Also selling were 54 commercial bred heifers. The highlight of the sale was the Lot 3 bull, JN Balder C245, a purebred homozygous black bull that was purchased by Chad Jones and Brock Johansen for $7,000. ABHA

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PETER VALDEZ 210-834-2835

DOUBLE V BLACK HEREFORDS 1725 Vaness RD. Poteet, TX 78065 MAIL@DOUBLEVBLACKHEREFORDS.COM WWW.DOUBLEVBLACKHEREFORDS.COM

  HIGH SELLERS     BULLS     $20,000.00 LOT 5   (BLAZER FARMS)     $15,000.00 LOT`1    (LC RANCH)     FEMALES     $20,000.00 1/2 INTEREST (CRANE FARMS)     $14,200.00 1/2 INTEREST (GORUND ZERO FARMS)

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Start your very own ABHA herd now! KNG FARMS IS OFFERING A GREAT SELECTION OF BULLS AND HEIFERS FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY.

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Upcoming Events March 2018

May 2018

March 2-4 Kentucky Beef Expo, Louisville, KY

May 1 Back to the Basics Online Sale, Triple C Black Herefords, See ad on pg. 5

March 19 The Face of Opportunity Sale, At the Baxter Angus, Rockham, SD, See ad on pg. 25

Farm,

March 26 Oleen Brothers Production Sale, See ad on pg. 11 March 31 The Heavy Duty Genetic Event, Guy Brothers Farm, Wytheville, VA, See ad on pg. 3

May 12 Ground Zero Farms In The Black Sale, See ad on pgs. 19 & 36

June 2018 June 27-30 ABHA Junior National, Bowling Green, KY, See ad on pg. 18

Join the American Black Hereford Association Membership Fees: Life Membership fee is $1,000 Annual Membership Fee $100 per year (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31) New annual memberships are prorated based on quarter joined

of the Association as Amended or Modified from time to time. Application is hereby made for membership (Life, Annual or Junior) in the American Black Hereford Association. It is requested that the Membership be entered as follows:

Junior Membership Fee $25 per year (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31) Junior memberships are available to persons under 21 years of age and junior membership privileges expire at age 21.

__________________________________________________________ (Individual, Farm, Ranch, Partnership, etc.) __________________________________________________________ When you have completed the application, send it with the proper fee to Owner’s Name the Association at: PO Box 857, Platte City, MO 64079 __________________________________________________________ Mailing Address Membership Privileges: __________________________ ________ ________ - ________ 1. Only Life and Annual Members of the Association are eligible to City State Zip register cattle in the American Black Hereford Registry. __________________________ _____________________________ 2. Each Life and Annual Member shall have one (1) vote per animal Home Phone # Cell Phone # registered with the Association. Life and Annual Members may __________________________ _____________________________ not vote by absentee ballot. Business Phone # Fax # 3. Each Life, Annual and Junior Member will be informed by Association __________________________ _____________________________ mailings on a routine basis of important matters for both the Email Website (if you want it linked to ABHA) members and the ABHA. ________________________________________________ Birth Date - For Junior Members Only Upon becoming a member and, in consideration of acceptance, I/we ___________________________________ ___________________ agree to conform to and abide by the By-Laws, Rules and Regulations Signature Date Spring

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Jenkins Cattle Ranch 30 Jo Bulls 15-17 Knight N Gail Farms 32 Kreifels Black Herefords 23 Kroening Black Herefords 7 LC Ranch 32 Lazy L Farms 31 Longview Farms 30 Mark Nuelle Farms 24, 31 Maquoketa Embryos 30 Mountain Fork Hereford Farm 24, 30 Knight N Gail Farms 28 Oleen Cattle Company 11 R6 Farms 24 Smith Black Herefords 30 Triple C Black Herefords 5 Triple J Herefords 31 Triple T Farms 13


B A R N E Y & His Kids Beautifully consistent. Consistently beautiful.

75% of our barney calves have tested homozygous black, homozygous polled, or both.

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WHERE CHAMPIONS ARE BORN

On Board

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In the 36

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Choose between two Breed Icons, GZF ON BOARD C252 and GZF SAF TIME WELL SPENT 657A This pair of bulls were the National Champion and Res. National Champion Bulls in 2017. They were on display in Denver in Herd Bull Alley, and were very well received. Step up and Pucrchase one of these Breed Changing Bulls!

Ground Zero Farms Rod Garman 479-957-2068 Owner Dale Pitchford 972-921-6261 Herdsman 12, 2018

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