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Features

SUMMER 2021 Volume 6, Issue 3 ABHA Junior National Results Page 8-14

Direct to Consumer Beef Provides New Opportunities for Many Ranchers Page 20-21

On the Cover Photo taken by Lindsay Bennett at the Junior Nationals. Have a cover photo? Send to cbrownabha@gmail.com The American Black Hereford is published quarterly by the American Black Hereford Assoc. Executive Director, Ernie Dominguez 512-567-7840

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Executive Summary Welcome to the American Black Hereford Summer Issue!

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he summer season is a busy time of year for those in agriculture. The days are the longest and the nights are the shortest. Many of you are doing your best to get your hay cut and baled between summer showers. It’s also a time when you’re evaluating your spring calf crop to see if those mating decisions worked out the way you had planned. Either way, the rewards of all the time and effort put into the long days of summer set us up for what we hope will be successful fall and winter seasons. As you thumb through this issue, you’ll see results from the 2021 Junior Nationals, a “Junior Corner” featuring a couple of our AJBHA members, upcoming events and sales, a breeder spotlight, and a feature article about direct to consumer beef sales. As always, we welcome our newest members to the ABHA family, and I encourage you to reach out and welcome them, too!

Ernie Dominguez ABHA Executive Director ABHA Officers Interim President: Ernie Dominguez 512.567.7840 Vice President: Matt Marsh 912.425.0365 Treasurer: Don Hardin 515.313.8982 Secretary: Jacob Moreno 417.763.4233 Board Members: Darrell Selby 270.566.2624 Robert Walters 270.832.1180 Don Hardin 515-313-8982 Logan Hill 970.629.8807 Chad Jones 913-731-3428 Rod Garman 479-957-2068 Brock Johansen 435.749.1543 ABHA Executive Director Ernie Dominguez 512.567.7840

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Your board of directors are constantly striving to improve the ABHA year after year. Like the cattle industry, we all have our own preferences and paths we think should be taken to reach ultimate success. Regardless of where we stand, at the end of the day, we all must work together to progressively move forward, while not forgetting the paths we have taken to get where we are. A phrase I often use and like to say is we need to honor the past and claim the future. I encourage each and every one of you to take the time to visit with your board of directors. There are many programs and events that rely on the membership’s involvement to be successful and we would love to visit with you about them. There are so many ways we can support this breed, whether it’s testing and turning in more performance data, registering more cattle, supporting the AJBHA through fundraisers and sponsorships, or just simply attending ABHA events. Your support is what drives this breed forward and it is up to us all to keep the momentum rolling in the right direction! All ABHA and AJBHA members should take part in sharing our story about Black Hereford cattle. At Junior Nationals, I heard story after story about how members chose the Black Hereford breed and what they love about this breed. Regardless of the size of your operation, promoting and advertising in today’s competitive business is a must. So, whether you advertise in magazines, on Facebook or Instagram, Tik Tok, Twitter, by emails or billboards, every ad you place contributes to supporting your image and the breed of cattle you represent. It is important for us to tell the story of Black Hereford cattle near and far. We have a lot to look forward to before 2021 comes to a close. Our annual member meeting, A Royal Affair sale, and national show at the American Royal in Kansas City are all right around the corner. I hope you will make plans to join us in Kansas City! It will be a great opportunity for you to meet other ABHA members, share best practices and learn more about how to take advantage of all the ABHA has to offer. The ABHA continues to grow and the interest in our cattle is at an all-time high. More and more cattlemen are recognizing the undeniable attributes that our cattle have to offer the industry and their ranch’s bottom line. Please reach out if you have any questions or ideas for how we can continue to make a positive impact for the breed and this industry. We are all in this together, we will continue to work together to keep the ABHA strong, and American Black Hereford proud. ABHA

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Board Briefs

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Jacob Moreno Secretary

he first half of 2021 has been a monumental time for the ABHA. The acquisition of the WBHA has been a big part of it and was something that the ABHA Board worked hard to bring to the membership. For far too long we were divided into two different associations. This move was a large step in the right direction to unify all members. Growth is inevitable with this type of acquisition. I personally am proud of the leaders in place and the people that were involved in making this happen for us as members. This is a huge win for us moving into 2022 and years to come. The board also chose to broaden our presence on the national stage by having a show at Cattlemen’s Congress in Oklahoma City in January of 2022. Following the success of the ABHA booth at the event this year the addition of an Open and Junior show seemed like the logical next step. Coming off an amazing weekend at the ABHA Junior Nationals in Kentucky I couldn’t be more excited for our members and this association. Murray State University hosted the event and it was a huge success. Members near and far showed up to share in our love for cattle and our kids. Let me be the first to say it….we showed up big. I personally want to give a big shout out to the people who made this all possible, Brian Gilham, Lindsey Bennett, Matt Marsh, and Ernie Dominguez. Without you guys it would only be a dream. The ABHA had members from all over the USA and, pardon my bias, but they showed up with the best cattle imaginable. It was amazing to see the growth of our association in full effect. The kids …… oh boy was it a treat to see them in action. All in all in was a huge success in Kentucky. It was the largest Junior Nationals event to date and left everyone there in anticipation for next year’s show. I took office in Oct. 2020 and came into this position with an open mind and a willingness to work for all of you and represent the ABHA as well as possible. I never really knew how much time, effort, and sacrifice our board members put in on a day-to-day basis before I came in. It’s been truly remarkable to  observe the leadership on our Board of Directors. Each Board member has been a huge influence on me and I can’t thank them enough for taking the time to help me. To sum this up, next time you see one of these great leaders stop them, shake their hand and say thank you. Day after day, week after week they show up and sacrifice time away from their family, and they do it for us. They don’t get recognized enough for all they do. ABHA

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2021 Junior National Show

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he ABHA Junior Nationals was held June 23-26 at the Murray State University in Murray, KY where approximately 35 exhibitors from 13 different states exhibited 55 head of cattle. The Junior Nationals event offered five contests to equip members with tools they can use in the show ring as well as future career success. In addition to the contests, there were interviews for scholarships, Queen, Princess, and Board of Directors candidates. The event was kicked off on Thursday morning by ABHA Executive Director Ernie Dominguez, followed by an AJBHA Juniors annual meeting, contests and clinics. Friday was packed with more clinics and contests including showmanship and the Bred and Owned Show. The day was capped off with an awards banquet that recognized the winners from the contests, along with the announcement of our scholarship winner and the crowning of the AJBHA Queen and Princesses. During the banquet a silent auction was also held from items donated by ABHA members, juniors and all the proceeds went to support the Association’s Junior program. At the Juniors annual meeting, they elected new officers and members to the Board of Directors. Junior Board members serve a two-year term. During the meeting the new officers for the year were also elected to serve one-year terms. New AJBHA Board of Directors and Officer Team President - Laken Troup from Daisy Lee Farms, FL Vice President - Kenadi Rumble from Small Acres Farms, IN Secretary - Kolten Jenkins from Jenkins Cattle Ranch, IN

Treasurer - Tenley Shannon from Shannon Black Herefords, TN Public Relations Chairman - Shyann Smith from Lawrenceburg, TN Junior Board of Directors also include Austin Hurm, Philpot, KY; McKay Grohman, Abingdon, IL; Jack Schroeder, Missouri Meadows Hughesville, MO; Carter Gilham and Cole Gilham, Legendary Livestock Sullivan, IN. On Saturday, the Junior Nationals event culminated with the Owned cow-calf pair, heifer, and bull shows. The Junior Committee did a fantastic job in planning the event this year. The ABHA and AJBHA would like to thank all the breeders, members, parents, sponsors, and supporters that made this event possible. With your continued support, the ABHA will be able to continue this wonderful event each year and provide valuable opportunities for AJBHA youth to connect with each other and secure the future of this amazing breed. The AJBHA leadership team has hit the ground running to plan new opportunities for our youth and breeders. They are beyond grateful for all the support received, and they are excited to serve our members on a new level this year. The ABHA would also like to thank all the members that attended and worked so hard while at the event to help make everything run smooth and be successful. The success of this event is a great testimony of ABHA members working together for one common purpose. These juniors are the future of our breed and as adult members, we should be very proud of the accomplishments that they have made. ABHA

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Contest Results Showmanship Senior Division 1. Kayla Marker 2. Cole Gilham Intermediate Division 1. Laken Troup J 2. Addie Marker Junior Division 1. Lane Schulterman 2. McKAylee Campbell Beginner Division 1. Brayden Morgan 2. Jasey Sims Peewee Division 1. Milleigh Hayes McGee Judging Senior Division 1. Kayla Marker 2. Cole Gilham

Intermediate Division 1. Austin Hurm 2. Colt Thomas Junior Division 1. Keston Grohmann 2. Ellie Hunt Beginner Division 1. Jasey Sims 2. Brayden Morgan Sales Contest Senior Division 1. Cole Gilham 2. Kenadi Rumble Intermediate Division 1. Laken Troup 2. Colt Thomas Junior Division 1. Landen Ellison 2. McKaylee Campbell Beginner Division

1. Jasey Sims 2. Brayden Morgan Fitting Contest 1st Place Shyann Smith Laken Troup Kiley Smith 2nd Place Colt Thomas Austin Hurm Lane Schulterman Kenadi Rumble 3rd Place McKay Grohman Tenley Shannon Chaney Parsons Ellie Hunt 4th Place Anna Kate McGee Milleigh Hayes McGee Claire Young

Jasey Sims Stall Decorating First McGee Farms - Luka, MS Second ABT Cattle - Kellyville, OK Third Daisy Lee - Allentown, FL STAR Junior Brayden Morgan Premier Junior Exhibitor Brendon Jones Premier Adult Breeder JM Cattle Company

-T T h a n k Y o u TO OUR 2021 JUNIOR NATIONALS SPONSORS SUPREME ABHA Board of Directors Crescent Hill Black Herefords/TMC Cattle Co./4B Black Herefords/JO Bulls Johansen Black Herefords GRAND North Carolina Black Hereford Association Blazer Farms Missouri Meadows JB Bar-W Ranch Brian Gilham / Legendary Livestock Acorn Ridge Bacica Farms

RESERVE Ransom Cross Farms 4H Farms Jenkins Cattle Ranch Hamilton Family Livestock SNS Cattle Co. Ronnie Campbell / The Campbell Place Lindsay Bennett / Bennett Farms Indian Black Hereford Association Flying Diamond K Ranch Womack Cattle

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Showmanship - Senior Champion: Kayla Marker • Reserve: Cole Gilham

Showmanship - Intermediate Champion: Laken Troup • Reserve: Addie Marker

Champion: Lane Schulterman • Reserve: McKaylee Campbell

Showmanship - Beginner Champion: Brayden Morgan • Reserve: Jasey Sims

Showmanship - Peewee Champion: Milleigh Hayes McGee

Judging Contest - Senior Champion: Kayla Marker • Reserve: Cole Gilham

Judging Contest - Intermediate Champion: Austin Hurm • Reserve: Colt Thomas

Judging Contest - Junior

Judging Contest - Beginner Champion: Jasey Sims • Reserve: Brayden Morgan

Sales - Intermediate Champion: Laken Troup • Reserve: Colt Thomas

Sales - Junior

Sales - Senior Champion:Cole Gilham • Reserve: Kenadi Rumble 10

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Champion: Landen Ellison • Reserve: McKaylee Campbell

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Champion: Landen Ellison • Reserve: McKaylee Campbell


Sales - Beginner Champion: Jasey Sims • Reserve: Brayden Morgan

Team Fitting - First Place Shyann Smith, Laken Troup, Kiley Smith

Team Fitting - Second Place Colt Thomas, Austin Hurm, Lane Schulterman, Kenadi Rumble

Team Fitting - Third Place McKay Grohmann, Tenley Shannon, Chaney Parsons, Ellie Hunt

Team Fitting - Fourth Place Anna Kate McGee, Milleigh Hayes McGee, Claire Young, Jasey Sims

STAR Junior Brayden Morgan

ABHA Royalty Princess Tenley Shannon, Queen Laken Troup, Princess Chaney Parsons

Junior Scholarship Winner Kayla Marker

Congratulations to

Raffle Winners Kolten Jenkins & Jasey Sims

all American Black Hereford Association Juniors! Summer 2021

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Grand Champion Percentage Bull JCR’S THE ONE HR CAT/HB018064 Exhibited by Kolten Jenkins

Reserve Champion Percentage Bull SIR MILES AHEAD/HB018010 Exhibited by Kenadi Rumble

Grand Champion Purebred Bull AR CATS NIGHT TRAIN/AB018559 Exhibited by Brendon Jones

Reserve Champion Purebred Bull MEADOW 2C BERNARD 2004B/HB017962 Exhibited by Jack Shroeder

Third Overall Purebred Bull DLF LAWRENCE LEE THE MIGHTY/HB018370 Exhibited by Laken Troup

Grand Champion F1 Female WOMACK FASHION LADY 004/NR4146 Exhibited by Kayla Marker

Reserve Champion F1 Female MG4 Ritas Elizabeth/NR3874 Exhibited by Cole Young Darlage

Third Overall F1 Female LONDONS LOL/NR4011 Exhibited by Shyann Smith

Grand Champion HX Female JM MS ALANNIA 639 H076/HX019029 Exhibited by Kiley Smith

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Reserve Champion HX Female AR LUCILE OF 1801 2084/HX002188 Exhibited by Brendon Jones

Third Place HX Female KTREDMIXEDUP2017/HX002221 Exhibited by McKaylee Campbell

Grand Champion Purebred Female JM High Crush 7179046/HB015373 Exhibited by Brendon Jones

Reserve Champion Purebred Female Keston’s Andria/HB018263 Exhibited by Keston Grohmann

Third Place Purebred Female JM MS Belle 1839 H054/HB019021 Exhibited by Landon Ellison

Grand Champion Percentage Female Chasha Buckle Milkes Ahead/HB018526 Exhibited by Tenley Shannon

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Female JC’S MS POCAHANTAS 08G/HB016139 Exhibited by Colt Thomas

Third Place PercentageFemale Rubnjane/HB016515 Exhibited by Anna Kate McGee

Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair JCR’S HIGH MOON ROLLING HR 901/HB014812 Exhibited by Kolten Jenkins

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Reserve Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair JM MISS DOTTIE LEE 8120/NR3801 Exhibited by Laken Troup

Third Place Cow/Calf Pair LLLoretta/HB013562 Exhibited by Coy Gilham

Grand Champion Bred & Owned Purebred Female Keston’s Andria/HB018263 Exhibited by Keston Grohmann

Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned Purebred Female AR WILD CAT LISA20/1/HB018558 Exhibited by Brendon Jones

Grand Champion Bred & Owned PercentageFemale DLF MISS DOLLY LEE/HB020750 Exhibited by Laken Troup

Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned PercentageFemale SAF DANNIE 09A/HB020211 Exhibited by Kenadi Rumble

Grand Champion Bred & Owned F1 Female MG4 RITAS ELIZABETH/NR3874 Exhibited by Cole Young Darlage

Reserve Grand Champion Bred & Owned F1 Female McKays sugarplum h01/NR4015 Exhibited by McKay Grohmann

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Direct to Consumer Beef Provides New Opportunities for Many Ranchers

By Jennifer Hill

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OVID-19’s impacts on the beef industry and widespread drought across most of the western US have led to some unexpected opportunities for many ranchers seeking to add value to their programs. During these troubling times producers across the country have been exploring new revenue streams through direct to consumer beef sales. The COVID-19 shut downs did not leave any corner of the economy untouched, including the beef sector. As processing plants were forced to shut down consumers began to panic amid empty grocery shelves. Many ranchers also found themselves in a scary position, faced with finished cattle and nowhere to take them. Some found opportunity in cutting out the middle man and selling their beef direct to the consumer. Consumers realized the feeling of security provided by a freezer full of meat and ranchers found a way to bring value to their cattle. By late Spring 2020 the direct to consumer business truly began to see a resurgence in popularity. Boosting this renewed interest in selling directly to the community, this summer brought extensive drought to many western ranches, driving down cow prices. Some ranchers have found an alternative flourishing market for their cull cows in the form of direct to consumer ground beef. Cull cows produce a high amount of ground and any processing plant worth their stuff will work with producers on creating a quality product with the requested amount of fat infused in the ground. In the last year consumer’s appetites for ground has increased as it’s proven itself as a freezer stable staple in uncertain times. If you find yourself interested in adding some direct sales to your current program, here’s a few tips to help you prepare: Before jumping into direct sales headfirst make sure that you know your state’s governing rules and regulations. Most states require any meat offered for sale be processed in a USDA inspected facility. Create a reasonable plan for what you want to offer. Are you only going to sell ground to start? Will you offer whole, halves, quarters or individual cuts? While there is decent money to be made with individual retail cuts, the

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time required to get them sold is intense and you may find yourself left with a freezer full of nothing but soup bones. Will you offer grassfed, grain finished or both? Plan out your processing needs. Because of the flourishing direct sales market many of the small plants across the U.S. are booked out months in advance. As soon as you have a plan, get those appointments on the books. Consistency, consistency, consistency. Make sure that whatever you are offering is consistently good. If a steer isn’t ready, don’t ship it. Once you’ve lost a customer it’s almost impossible to get them back and word of mouth about a bad product spreads quickly. Educate your consumer. Most people don’t know what hanging weight means, which means that when you offer a hanging weight price consumers often don’t understand that the weight they pay for is not what winds up in their freezer. If you offer grassfed ensure that your customer knows what grassfed beef tastes likes so they aren’t shocked when it’s not the same as what they are used to purchasing at the store. Just because their favorite health guru on social media recommended grassfed beef doesn’t mean they’ll enjoy the taste. A little education up front can prevent big headaches later on. Don’t undersell yourself. Your product has value. Check out the various value added labels at the grocery store and make sure you are pricing yourself accordingly. Direct from the farm should bring a premium, not come with a reduced price tag. Selling beef direct to consumers does more than add value to your cattle and food security to your consumer, it also promotes the industry. We live in an age when many people don’t have the faintest idea where their food truly comes from. They see agricultural production as some far away, corporatized goliath that they give very little thought to. Selling directly to the consumer allows you to develop a relationship with that customer, helping them feel direct ties to ranching and agriculture. It can turn those who may otherwise be apathetic to our industry into supporters, adding some extra padding to both your ranch income and public perception. ABHA


Junior Corner By Laken Troup, Junior President & ABHA Queen

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here is only one word to describe the 2021 Black Hereford Junior Nationals and that word is inspiring. As I helped set up the barn, I was reminded of my first Junior Nationals which was only a few years ago, it was these memories which hold my beginnings in this breed. When the dust settled, I looked around to a barn quickly filling up with the best and brightest youth in this industry, inspired by each of them as they worked to no end to ensure their success at this event. Inspired by the many breeders, sponsors, parents, and supporters who gave their all to the future of this breed. Inspired by the new younger members who truly lived out the theme “Ante Up” as they went all in with each contest

By Tenley Shannon, ABHA Princess

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hat an exciting time to be a member of the American Junior Black Hereford Association! We justreturned from the biggest AJBHA Junior National Show in the history of our association. The excitement was in the air in Murray, KY as we had the opportunity to meet one another and continue to develop relationships with other juniors. While there, we got the opportunity to see people mentoring andsharing ideas with one another as if they had known one another forever. My favorite event was the fitting contest. The best part about it was watching the youngest group working together to compete with youth many years older than them. Anna Kate McGee, Milleigh Hayes McGee, Claire Young, and Jasey Sims stole the show! While I was working on my heifer, I looked at the other groups and it was clear that this group has talent and a bright future ahead of them in the show arena. We also had a judging and sales contest. All are great opportunities for youth to get in front of a panel to help develop professionally. It is tough to talk in front of people when there is pressure of a contest but it helps so much in our development. The Star Junior Award went to Brayden Morgan. Brayden is an outstanding competitor who worked really hard

whether it was speaking in front of judges in the sales contest, to making a fitting team and getting a calf ready, together. Lastly, inspired by how far this breed has come to deliver top quality livestock to all. I would like to thank each of you for all of your hard work, dedication, and cooperation. Without each of you we would not be able to provide these opportunities to our youth, much less holding the largest Black Hereford show in history. I am so honored to be a part of this breed as well as serve and represent our members. Thank you all for trusting me to represent the AJBHA as President and ABHA as the National Queen this year so that we can continue to break down barriers and share the story of our breed. We have come so far, and I am honored to be a part of where we will go. After the barn was cleared and everyone had left, I did what I do at each event. Walked in the empty, dim, and quiet showring one last time as a way of reflecting on the events that had occurred. I found myself taking a deep breath and looking around the barn in awe that this was the very barn where the issue became it being too small for the next year. Too small to hold the breed that has been told too many times that they were not going anywhere, the reality is, small is the mindset of those who focus on negativity. This show created many new opportunities for our youth so they can grow and share our story. Making American agriculture a better place, from now on.ABHA

throughout the event. For me, seeing Kenadi Rumble meant a lot. This is her last Junior event as a participant. Kenadi has played such a huge role in the growth of the juniors. She has also mentored me in my development as Princess. Laken was selected to be President which is exciting to me, also. Laken is an outstanding speaker and takes time to talk to everyone, no matter their age. I enjoyed seeing the Gilham boys, Kolten Jenkins, Chaney Parsons, Brendon Jones, Shyann Smith, McKay Grohmann, along with the other youth members. I was blessed with the opportunity of meeting and getting to know Ellie Hunt, McKaylee Campbell, and many more of the younger youth! We have some great youth members in this association! My goal is to see even more youth participating in the events. If you have children or grandchildren, please bring them along. You don’t have to have an animal to show for them to have a great time. Many thanks to Brian Gilham, Kathy Troup, Ernie Dominguez, Russell White, Lindsay Bennett, Matt Marsh, Chad Fairley and Justin Clark for the hard work they put into making this weekend a success. Also, a huge thank you to Bradley Wilson for taking pictures of the weekend! ABHA

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Dettke Farms

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ike many breeders, the Dettke family has a long history in the cattle business, beginning 70 years ago raising quality, traditional red Herefords. As a generational operation Brian and his wife Cheri are currently raising the 5th generation in the cattle business with their 11 year old daughter Chole. In 2019 Brian and his family along with his two brothers, Mike and Andy, ventured into the word of Black Herefords. Henry Dettke immigrated from Germany around the turn of the century and started farming. Brian’s father, David, and grandfather, Gerhardt Dettke, bought their first Hereford heifers in the 1950’s and by 1966 they showed the Reserve National Champion Hereford Bull. The family still maintains glass ampules to his sire and semen is still viable from him. Located in the northeastern Flint Hills of Marysville, Kansas, today the Dettke farm consists of 85 head of cattle running on native flint hills pasture in addition to growing corn, sileage, sudan grass and triticale for feed.

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Brian first became interested in the Black Hereford breed two years ago after a trip out west. “Todd and Kenny took me on a trip to Utah to meet Brock Johansen. I was not convinced that was the direction I wanted to go with my operation, but after seeing Brock’s Black Herefords thrive in the harsh desert mountains, I decided that there is a lot of upside to this breed. If they can thrive there, they should be able to really do good in my geographic region, for me and my customers.” Like many cattle producers the Dettke’s realized the strength of a black hided animal at market, and jumped in. “I have had a lot of commercial cattlemen tell me they would love to use a Hereford bull on their angus based cows but don’t want to take the hit for having red hides so I decided this could be a solution to give them hybrid vigor and guarantee black hides. When I tell commercial cattlemen about the breed, they have been very optimistic about this opportunity for their operation.” The Dettke’s began their Black Hereford journey with the purchase of Jo Jack Hammer 7AET from Jo Bulls. Today they are partnered with Snake Creek Herefords (owned by Todd Perry and Kenny Lane from St. Marys) and Charlie Adams on JM Alaina who was the National Champion at the American Royal, purchased from JM Cattle Company.

The Dettkes aren’t just purchasing game changing genetics, they are also raising their own. “Since being in the Black Hereford breed, I have learned we aren’t afraid to think outside the box and do things a little differently. We have F1’s we are breeding up. We are breeding Hereford cows to angus bulls for new lines and we are breeding good Hereford cows to high percentage Black Hereford bulls; there is more than one way to attain your goals,” says Brian. Like all generational farms Dettke’s father passed down wisdom that sticks with him today, teaching him that when looking for a herd bull to keep in mind “great cows produce great bulls. If you don’t have a good cow, you have nothing.” Today his advice to someone looking to purchase their first Black Hereford, or cattle from any breed for that matter, falls in line with his father’s advice. “Buy from a reputable herd that you trust and when starting out, use proven pedigrees and always check out the udder on the dam. I like buying from a herd that is uniform, I believe it adds predictability,” he said. ABHA

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New Members New Annual Members

Idaho

KENZIE NELSON 359 MILLER AVE. BURLEY, ID 83318 KENZIENELSON57@YAHOO.COM 208-244-4846

Florida

FLAT CREEK LAND & CATTLE, LLC MARSHA HAYES 764 HAYES LANE CHIPLEY, FL 32428 MARSHA_HAYES@YAHOO.COM 850-527-1479

UDY CATTLE CO GEORGE & JAMES UDY 5078 ROCKLAND HWY ROCKLAND, ID 83271 JAMESUDY@HOTMAIL.COM 208-221-1909

WJ RANCH OF HOLOPAW, INC NANCY NEWMAN RIFFE 3090 HICKORY TREE RD ST CLOUD, FL 34772 WJRANCHHOLOPAW@GMAIL.COM 407-908-2803

Illinois

JACQUOT FARMS WAYNE TUTHILL 30 JACQUOT LANE DESOTO, IL 62924 WAYNEDTUTHILL77@GMAIL.COM 618-521-0718

Georgia

BURNT HICKORY FARMS NICK FERGUSON 2507 COCHRAN RD. DALLAS, GA 30132 NFERGUSON25@YAHOO.COM 678-327-9983

Kansas

FOX CATTLE COMPANY KEVIN & KIMBERLY FOX 101 BELLAMY RD ATHENS, GA 30607 KFOX414@GMAIL.COM 704-634-9257 GRAND DOMINION RANCH BETHANY SIMONS 4995 COUNTY LINE RD SPARTA, GA 31087 GRANDDOMINIONRANCH@GMAIL.COM 478-357-8617 NORTH FORK FARMS AMY KEENER 1986 OMS CREEK RD MARTIN, GA 30557 AKEENER@ZZRINC.COM 706-669-1896 OGLESBY FARM BRYAN OGLESBY 425 SANDEFUR RD MEANSVILLE, GA 30256 BRYANOGLESBY2@GMAIL.COM 470-745-5030

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RUCKER RIDGE FARM TIM RUCKER 2288 BENSON CREEK RD LAWRENCEBURG, KY 40342 RUCKERTR1965@GMAIL.COM 502-598-6576 Maryland

WHISPERING PINES HEREFORDS LARRY R FAVORITE 2541B JOHNSON MILL RD. FOREST HILL, MD 21050 FAVORITELARRY92@GMAIL.COM 443-903-8374 Missouri

CARLETON FARMS LLC KEVIN CARLETON 6303 SOUTH FARM ROAD 169 OZARK, MO 65721 KEVIN@CARLETONRESOURCES.COM 417-827-8589

JLK RANCH JOSHUA LINGENFELTER 472 10TH RD BURLINGTON, KS 66839 LINGENFELTER.JR@GMAIL.COM 620-203-0167

JBJ RANCH, LLC JAMES UDELHOVEN 145 DRY FORK RD LONG LANE, MO 65590 JUDELHOVEN@UDELHOVEN.COM 907-227-8535

Kentucky

KAH RANCH ADAM AND KIMBERLY SCHAFFER 81 NE 681 ST RD CLINTON, MO 64735 KAHRANCH@OUTLOOK.COM 660-351-5133

DAVIS FARMS AUSTIN & ABBY DAVIS 3944 DAYS MILL RD. HILLSBORO, KY 41049 AUSTIN.DAVIS5252@YAHOO.COM 606-209-1312 HOBBS FARM JEREMY HOBBS 400 HOBBS LANE VINE GROVE, KY 40175 LAWRENCE FARMS TROY LEE & DEANNA LAWRENCE 936 BIG D RD MORGANTOWN, KY 42261 TROYLEE936@GMAIL.COM 270-999-1202

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OWL CREEK FARM GLENN & CHRISTINE DUDENHOEFFER 604 CR 435 CHAMOIS, MO 65024 573-763-5614 Montana

HOUTZEL CATTLE CO, LLC DENNIS & VAL HOUTZEL 1377 REDROCK RD CHINOOK, MT 59523-9078 SBARMT@GMAIL.COM 406-490-7600


New Hampshire

CRIMSON KING FARM SARAH OSBORNE 5 BARTON RD PITTSFIELD, NH 3263 SARAH@CRIMSONKINGFARM.COM 603-812-6152 New York

LOCUST LANE HEREFORDS CHRISTIAN DERMODY 2405 LIMERICK RD LINWOOD, NY 14486 CHRISLLH05@AOL.COM 585-245-4843 North Dakota

ROCKY MEADOWS FARM JAMES EVANS & WENDY RISLEY-EVANS 269 CLIFFS OF IVY RD BURNSVILLE, NC 28714-6309 WJREVANS12@GMAIL.COM Oklahoma

BOB & FONDA BLACKWELL 14860 RAILWAY AVE WAYNE, OK 73095 BOB@BLACKWELLENT.COM 405-834-6649 CIRCLEBARMC RANCH & CATTLE JOHN MCCARTY PO BOX 3 3340 S TRIPLE XXX RD MERIDIAN, OK 73058 405-614-0779 H AND R RANCH CHARLES AND BEVERLY DALE 3113 KINGS RD ARDMORE, OK 73401 ZIPP_N@HOTMAIL.COM 972-743-5870 Tennessee

COLUMBIA SPRING, LLC DUSTIN KITTLE 2310 SANTA FE PIKE COLUMBIA, TN 38401 DUSTIN.KITTLE@GMAIL.COM

EAGLE COUNTRY BLACK HEREFORDS LARRY CUNNINGHAM & WALTER MATTHEW 1075 CUNNINGHAM RD SPRING CITY, TN 37381 CUNNINGHAMPHFARM@AOL.COM 423-605-9241

M3 SERVICES, INC MARK MILLER 17680 FM 1716 E HENDERSON, TX 75652 MEMILLER1216@GMAIL.COM 903-812-3480

HORIZON FARMS KEITH WILSON PO BOX 785 ATHENS, TN 37371 JEANNE@WILSONBUILDS.COM 423-368-1770

PINE HAVEN FARM DR ANNELLE FOWLER/MAURICIA FOWLER KEMP 19324 FOWLER LANE E WHITEHOUOSE, TX 75791 MAURICIAKEMP@GMAIL.COM 903-360-5331

LYTLE CREEK FARM JEREMY FROST 7480 CEDAR GROVE RD MURFREESBORO, TN 37127 LFELECTRIC@BELLSOUTH.NET 615-207-9097 SAMPLEROSA CATTLE FARM THOMAS D SAMPLE 595 COKER RD TULLAHOMA, TN 37388 TDARRELLSAMPLE@GMAIL.COM 931-581-0340 Texas

BARKER RANCH DON BARKER 8486 CR 3725 COLMESNEIL, TX 75938 409-283-3210 CLUBB FARMS JEFF & TAMMY CLUBB PO BOX 365 NAPLES, TX 75568-0365 TGC0608@AOL.COM 903-767-6639 DIAMOND BLACK HEREFORDS DAVE WOLFENBARGER 5100 GEE RD GRANBURY, TX 76049 DAVID@DAVESGRANBURY.COM 817-559-4840

RIVER ROAD RANCH GLORIA ELY & KANDY BYRD 989 COUNTY RD 353 GAUSE, TX 77857 GGELY@CLIVE.COM 979-218-4425 WENTZ RANCH ROBERT OR DENISE WENTZ 220 COUNTY RD 165 LONGBRANCH, TX 75669 REDWHISTLE1950@GMAIL.COM 903-649-2945 Utah

RICHARD & DONNETTA POWELL 1924 E 1500 N VERNAL, UT 84078 HBSAS86@GMAIL.COM 435-790-9333 West Virginia

FAIR VIEW FARM DUSTIN AND KRISTY SARGENT 91 BADGER LANE AUGUSTA, WV 26704 DSARGE1911@GMAIL.COM 540-327-3463

JASON HAMPTON & PIPER COLLINS 1405 THORNTON RD HUNTINGTON, TX 75949 PIPERCOLLINS1972@GMAIL.COM

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BREEDER DIRECTORY

ALABAMA

COLORADO

Black Dragon CATTLE COMPANY

Wild Rose

Registered Black Herefords, Elevated

Logan & Jennifer Hill · 970-629-8807 Rangely, CO Black www.blackdragoncattle.com Dragon dragoncattle@gmail.com Cattle

Flying Diamond K Ranch

ARKANSAS

Ft. Collins, CO

“Gems of the Rockies”

Basin Creek Farm REGISTERED BLACK HEREFORDS

John & Phyllis Jackson

FDK BLACK DIAMOND SELB The ABHA Bull that has it all.

Conventional & Sexed Semen International Certification 96.5% Embryos Available

KEN PADILLA 970-204-1000 ken-padilla@comcast.net

2694 Gourdneck Valley Road Malvern, AR 72104

REG# HB009240

501-844-7167 501-844-7168 jackson2503@yahoo.com

basincreekfarm.com

IDAHO

Mark and Becky Ipsen Dingle, ID 83233 (208) 681-4794

Annual Internet Production Sale -1st Tuesday in March. Visit IPSENCATTLE.COM for more information.

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LOUISIANA

Heifers and Bulls For Sale Private Treaty u

Brian, Sharon Gilham & Family Sullivan, Indiana 812-564-2486

Legendary Livestock Black Hereford

KENTUCKY

NICK & KELLI HERRINGTON 318-282-0453 h5blackherefords.com Bonita, B t herringtonfarms@gmail.com

LLouisiana

BREEDER DIRECTORY

INDIANA

MISSOURI

sweet T farm Pete & Gayla Szak Cynthiana, KY 859-684-1509 OPEN & BRED FEMALES ALWAYS AVAILABLE

Call or email today to get your business card in the next issue for as low as $50 per issue! Call Leanna McGuire at 937-248-4119 or Carey Brown at 859-948-1256 or email lmcguireabha@gmail.com

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BREEDER DIRECTORY

TEXAS

OKLAHOMA

BRYAN VALDEZ 830-480-9513

PETER VALDEZ 210-834-2835

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

TEXAS

Lori Makarski Cavitt, MS, DVM, cVMA Justin Cavitt, MS, DVM Henderson, TX 903-657-9212 • www.hendersonanimalcaretx.com

Call or email today to get your business card in the next issue for as low as $50 per issue! Call Leanna McGuire at 937-248-4119 or Carey Brown at 859-948-1256 or email lmcguireabha@gmail.com

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Upcoming Events August 2021

August 10-12 NCBA Convention, Nashville, TN

October 2021

October 5 Triple T Farms Fall Online Sale October 7 A Royal Affair, Wagstaff Arena, Kansas City, MO October 7 ABHA Annual Meeting & Dinner, Kansas City, MO October 8 J & N Ranch Fall Production Sale, Leavenworth, KS, See ad on pg. 5 October 9 American Royal American Black Hereford Show, Kansas City, MO October 30 Tennessee Black Hereford Association 2021 Fall Production Sale, Ron Ramsey Regional Ag Center, Blountville, TN

March 2022

March 3-6 KY Beef Expo Black Hereford Sale, Louisville Expo Center, Louisville, KY March 19 Triple T Farms 8th Annual Black is the Color Production Sale

April 2022

April 1 Southern Classic Sale 2022, Rusk Countyt Expo Center, Henderson, TX

Have a date you would like added to the Calendar? Contact cbrownabha@gmail.com to get it added.

Join the American Black Hereford Association Now!

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

Junior Membership Fee $25 per year (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31)

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 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 Summer 2021

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Advertiser Index

Bacica Farms 24 Basin Creek Farm 22 Black Dragon Cattle Co. 22 Burton Cattle Company 23 Call Me Back Farms 22 Central Life Sciences Altosid IGR 15 Double V Black Herefords 24 Flying Diamond K 2, 22 Gro-Tec Inc. 8 Ground Zero Farms 28 H5 Ranch 23 Henderson Animal Care Hospital 24

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Ipsen Cattle Company 22 JL Legacy Black Hereford 24 J & N Ranch 5 Jo Bulls 3 Legendary Livestock 23 Mark Nuelle Farms 8, 23 Mountain Fork Hereford Farm 7, 22 Peaceful Valley Ranch 22 Rancho Moreno 27 South Ark Cattle Co. 22 Sweet T Farms 23


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BULLS & HEIFERS FOR SALE AT THE RANCH GROUND ZERO FARMS

Rod Garman, Owner (479) 957-2068 62101 South 4680 Rd., Watts, OK 74964 WWW.GROUNDZEROFARMS.COM

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