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ABHA Supreme Champion Female

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What’s Inside: 2019 ABHA NATIONAL SHOW & SALE RESULTS Winter 2020

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Features

Winter 2020 Volume 5, Issue 1

2019 ABHA National Show & Sale Coverage Page 12-21

Also in this Issue: Let’s Get Social...22-23 ABHA at the NCBA Convention...26 NAILE Names Black Hereford Champions...28-29 Winter Feeding: Paying Attention to the Details...30-31 Hoosier Beef Congress...32 Thinking Back...38 The Power of a Crown and Sash...22-23

In Every Issue 6 8 10 24

President’s Thoughts Board Briefs Association Update Breeder Spotlight

27 34 38 45

Chapter News

On the Cover Supreme and Reserve Champions from the ABHA National Show & Sale. 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 www.blackhereford.org Graphic Design & Advertising: Leanna McGuire & Carey Brown

New Members Juniors Corner Upcoming Events Members of the Livestock Publications Council

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Presidents Thoughts

Welcome to a New Year!

I Carol Dewrell ABHA President

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t is a great time to be raising American Black Hereford cattle! We are in a period of change, growth, and increased member involvement. A time when YOU the member are the focus of this Association. A time when YOUR needs, ideas, and energy are going to propel us into the future. A time when YOU have a voice. A time when TOGETHER, we can achieve our goals of increasing the value of our cattle, increasing our membership, and increasing our registrations. Yes, this is an article about YOU, not about your President. I work for YOU, the membership. It is YOU who inspire me each-and-every day to work hard to see that this Association remains healthy and strong. YOU have shown me that we have great things ahead of us! YOU showed me your spirit of cooperation at the National Show and Sale, when members from all over the U.S.A., of all herd sizes and economic involvement, worked shoulder-to-shoulder to make those events the huge success that they were. Members watering the show arena, organizing ribbons and banners, even picking up the manure from the arena floor. YOU inspire me! We all saw the giant step we have made in the quality of our animals shown, representing the unseen back-bone of the breed, the cattle who are in our pastures at home, doing their job in a multitude of varying climates and environments, to bring forth the next, better, generation. YOUR hard work and devotion to our breed is evident. Again, at the North American International Livestock Exposition, where we had over 45 entries shown, YOU showed me your dedication to this Association by

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your desire to work together. The judge, Mr. David Ragsdale expressed how impressed he was by our cattle, and our members. He has seen a lot in his years judging, and his words should encourage us all. YOU inspire me! As I write this, it is Thanksgiving morning. When you read this, Christmas and New Years will have come and gone, and with it, hours of thought and hard work to secure our finances, to increase our sale averages, to increase registrations, to give every animal the most accurate EPD’s possible, to serve YOU in our very best capacity as a Board, and as YOUR President. My resolve is strong, and my FAITH is stronger. TOGETHER we have a brighter future, TOGETHER, with God’s help, nothing is impossible for the great American Black Hereford Association! Communication with your Board members is vital. If you are happy – tell your Board members. If you are not happy – tell your Board members in a constructive way. Make suggestions on ways to make our Association better. I am asking for your continued dedication. Registrations and memberships are at the core of our financial health. Get your registrations in! Support YOUR Association financially! Get involved! YOU are not only welcomed, but needed, and appreciated. I am determined that 2020 will be a year of enthusiastic participation! A year of POSITIVITY! Link arms with me, as we show the cattle industry what a great product we have, and how UNITED we are as a breed. I believe in our cattle, I believe in our future, and I believe in YOU. Here’s to a banner year! TOGETHER we are unstoppable! ABHA


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Board Briefs

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Logan Hill ABHA Secretary

he fall of 2019 saw many changes for the leadership of the ABHA. The board vacancy in October was filled by Carol Dewrell of DCD Land and Cattle of Florida. At the national meeting, the general membership election resulted in the election of incumbent Mark Baxter and challenger Matt Marsh to the board. During the following officer election, Carol Dewrell was elected to the presidency unanimously, Matt Marsh as Vice President, Logan Hill as Secretary, and Jason Schroeder as Treasurer. At this time, the office in Bowling Green is staffed and all business is flowing through there.

The ABHA website has been redesigned to a more modern and user-friendly look. Please go to blackhereford.org and check it out! Enforcement of the Performance Breeder Rule has been pushed back to January 1, 2021 to allow some fixes to the rule to be made and to allow members to submit weight data on animals to be sure they qualify. During the November board meetings, new stronger financial controls were put into place for fiscal security. I am hoping everyone has profitable sales, and a healthy and prosperous 2020! ABHA

ABHA Officers President:Carol Dewrell 850.259.5207

Board Members: Mark Baxter 605.472.3253

Vice President: Matt Marsh 912.425.0365 Treasurer: Jason Shroeder 573.680.1439 Secretary: Logan Hill 970.629.8807

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Tammy Bargen 402-209-0958 Jason Schroeder 573.229.8997 Darrell Selby 270.566.2624 Robert Walters 270.832.1180


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Association Update ABHA Hires New Administrative Assistants

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ello, my name is Jordan Batey, one of your friendly new Administrative Assistants in Bowling Green, KY! I am a wife of 6 years to my husband, Delacee, and a mom to our 3 year old son, Solomon. We moved here from Murfreesboro, TN in April of this year to pursue hopeful career paths in a family friendly city. My place of birth, childhood, and young adulthood is Gainesville, GA. I still consider the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains and landscape of Northeast GA to be my “home.” A promising education in Agribusiness at Middle TN State University led me to Tennessee in 2012. I graduated with Magna Cum Laude honors and Deans List recognition in 2016. Before pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree, I earned an Associates of Arts Degree in Commercial Photography from North GA Technical College. I learned all the technical aspects of capturing images, along with the skills needed to establish, market, and grow a successful business with the use of art and imagery. Most of my working career has been spent in Customer Service, where I enjoy the interpersonal connections the most. I am confident that my developed service skills, earned education in Photography and Agribusiness, and my loyal personality will fit well with the ABHA long-term. Time away from work with my family is held sacred. I enjoy cooking new recipes, or fixing up a tried-and-true one like Sunday Roast with potatoes and carrots, Apple Cinnamon Pancakes, or a loaf of banana bread. Delacee and I enjoy any time with each other over a good meal, a hot cup of coffee, or anywhere in nature. I cherish the times with my wild 3-year-old running from make-believe monster attacks, building tall towers, or crashing hot wheels. Since my start a month ago, it has been a great pleasure working in our office headquarters alongside Rachel Hardin. This association is filled with wonderful members who will be an incredible pleasure to know and serve.

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ello, I’m Rachel Hardin. I was born and raised in a small town in Middle Tennessee. Growing up my family raised tobacco, horses and beagle hounds. As I was the youngest child, with two older brothers, I learned to like their hobbies. When I wasn’t playing basketball or softball, I could usually be found riding dirt bikes, fishing, or riding horses. On weekends, my brothers would take me to work with them at a local dairy farm to bottle-feed the calves. In high school, I took four years of Agriculture, and was a member of the FFA (secretary senior year). During my time in the FFA, I competed in livestock judging, soil judging, parliamentary procedure and went to the state competition for wiring three-way switches. After marrying my husband, Jerry, we bought a few horses of our own and spent our Saturday nights competing at the local Saddle Club. When my daughter was old enough to sit in a saddle & hold the saddle horn, she rode her miniature horse, Honey, in the Saddle Club as well. We played and coached coed softball and coached both of our daughters in basketball and softball. We made Bowling Green our home in October of 2015, after my husband was presented with a new career opportunity. My husband and I will be celebrating our 20th anniversary very soon. We have two daughters, Ashley, 19 and Charly Paige, who will be 9 in April. Within the first week of living in Bowling Green, I took my girls to the Western KY University farm to let them bottle-feed calves, as doing this was one of my fondest childhood memories. My pastimes have changed somewhat over the years. Nowadays, I enjoy baking, reading and spending time with my family, and I do still love to fish, also. Since 1994, I have worked in Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit, Collection, and Purchasing. I am coming to work for the ABHA after spending the last four years working as an Office Manager at a window replacement company here in Bowling Green. I am very thankful for this opportunity that the ABHA has given me and I look forward to working with you all! ABHA


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2019 ABHA National Show & Sale

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he 2019 National Show, Sale and Meeting took place November 7th – 9th at the Trowbridge Livestock Center on the University of Missouri’s Campus. This was the first time using this venue location, featuring an all-indoor facility. We have received positive feedback from many of the consignors and exhibitors who enjoyed being out of the cold weather in a warm indoor facility, and having the show arena and sale ring within close proximity.  This year we celebrated The American Black Hereford’s 25th Anniversary. Reflecting on our history and progress, we are proud of our success. The opportunity to organize and participate in events like the Nationals is credited to each member’s hard work and dedication over the years. On Thursday, we had the privilege of holding some informative seminars. Gary Fleger, of Neogen, offered valuable information on the process of DNA testing, followed by a question and answer session on Genetics and DNA. Jason Schroeder and Teresa Tarter held a Seminar on Digital Beef, informing us on some of the basics of entering essential information to the portal. Thank you to all who showed support by attending the seminars this year! Thursday night’s Annual Meeting had a lengthy agenda with discussions and voting on a substantial amount of amendments.  Incumbent, Mark Baxter was re-elected to his board position, and the board gained a new member, Matt Marsh. Your current board of directors is: Carol Dewrell, President Matt Marsh, Vice President Logan Hill, Secretary Jason Schroeder, Treasurer Tammy Bargen

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Mark Baxter Chad Jones Darrell Selby Robert Walters Friday morning began with the Pen-of-Three Judging Event, followed by our 2019 National Show. For the first time, we crowned a Supreme Champion Bull and a Supreme Champion Heifer!  Congratulations to all the participants who worked hard to make this one of the best shows yet. The Award Banquet took place on Friday evening, featuring Jared Decker with the University of Missouri. His presentation on “A Steak in Genomics” was intriguing and educational. The much anticipated auction event concluded the evening with the exciting addition of gun raffles this year. Congratulations to the winners of the Commemorative 25th Anniversary engraved guns!   Saturday was our 2019 National Sale Day! Our consigners brought some nice quality heifers to showcase this year. The top selling female was consigned by Smith Black Herefords, and the buyer was Circle S Farms, John Studdard.    We extend a special thank you to Show and Sale Chairman, Jason Schroeder, the event planning volunteers, and our sponsors, who made this year a huge success. We hope you all had a blast at the 2019 National Show and Sale. We look forward to next year! ABHA Written by Kristin Schroeder and Edited by Jordan Batey Service Department Administrator Jordan@blackhereford.org 833-501-4750 option 1


2019 ABHA National Champions Crowned By Bradley Wilson

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lack Hereford breeders from across the country met in Columbia, Missouri, November 8, 2019, to vie for top honors at the ABHA National Show. Judge Brent Murphy, Murphy Cattle Company, of Houstonia, Missouri sorted the 43 haltered animals and 9 pens-of-three, and praised the depth of quality throughout this year’s entries. For the first time, Supreme Champions were selected from the Grand Champions of each registration category. Taking home Supreme Champion Female honors, as well as Grand Champion Percentage Heifer honors was 3C’s Elegance 2214 E19, a September 25, 2017 daughter of CHAC Mason 2214, shown by Rolling Hills Farm and BW Cattle of Kentucky. Claiming Supreme Champion Bull and Grand Champion Purebred honors was BFJM Catapult 1801 et, a January 19, 2018 son of CCR 719 Catapult 109, shown by Legendary Livestock and Acorn Ridge Farms of Indiana. Reserve Supreme Champion Female and Grand Champion Purebred honors went to LL Loretta, a February 23, 2018 daughter of SAF Resolve 515A, shown by Legendary Livestock of Indiana. The Reserve Supreme Champion and Grand Champion Percentage Bull was C Triple Your Miles 8124, a January 22, 2018 son of C Double Your Miles 6607 ET, shown by Smith Black Herefords, Iowa, Mark Baxter, South Dakota, and Triple T Black Herefords, Kentucky. Other haltered winners include the Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Female, SELB Frisky Leader, an April 11, 2018 daughter of R leader, shown by Selby Farms of Kentucky. The Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Heifer was SCC One Night Stand, a May 3, 2019 daughter

of SBH American Gangster 71 ET, shown by Smith Black Herefords of Iowa. Grand Champion F1 Female honors went to BW PF Duchess 05G, a March 16, 2019 daughter of LF 164 Motivation 5132, shown by BW Cattle of Kentucky. Reserve Grand Champion F1 went to Keston’s Purple Daisy, an April 20, 2019 daughter of MCATL By Product shown by Keston Grohmann of Illinois. The Grand Champion HX Female was HFL Miss Clockwork 805, a September 29, 2018 daughter of GZF SAF Time Well Spent 657A, shown by Tyler Hamilton of Illinois. Reserve Grand Champion HX Female honors went to KT Red Wildwind 1880 shown by KT Polled Herefords, Nebraska. The Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Bull was RHF Made in America R15, a March 7, 2019 son of CRR 109 American Made 310, shown by Rolling Hill Farm of Kentucky. Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Bull honors were claimed by JCR’S Daboom Sonic 906, a March 25, 2019 son of JO Sonic Boom 7326, exhibited by Jenkins Ranch of Indiana. In the pen show, the Grand Champion Bred Purebred pen was exhibited by KT Polled Herefords of Nebraska. The Grand Champion Open Purebred pen was exhibited by Sweet T farms of Kentucky The Reserve Grand Champion Open Purebred pen was shown by Kroening Black Herefords of Minnesota. Grand Champion Percentage Bred Heifer pen was shown by KT Polled Herefords of Nebraska. Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Bred Heifer pen was shown by Hamilton Family Livestock of Illinois. Grand Champion Open Percentage pen was shown by Sweet T Farms of Kentucky. Reserve Grand Champion Percentage pen was shown by Kroening Black Herefords of Minnesota.ABHA

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2019 ABHA National Show

Supreme Champion Female Owned By: BW Farms & Rolling Hills Farm

Supreme Champion Bull Owned By: Legendary Livestock & Acorn Ridge

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2019 ABHA National Show

Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer Owned By: Legendary Livestock

Purebred Reserve Grand Champion Heifer Owned By: Selby Farms

Reserve Supreme Champion Bull Owned By: Baxter Angus Farm, JRC Farms, Smith Black Herefords, Triple T Farms LLC

Percentage Reserve Grand Champion Heifer Owned By: Smith Cattle Company

F1 Grand Champion Heifer Owned By: BW Cattle

No Photos Available: HX Reserve Grand Champion Heifer Owned By: KT Polled Herefords Cow/Calf Grand Champion Owned By: Merek Padgett F1 Reserve Grand Champion Heifer Owned By: Keston Grohmann

HX Grand Champion Heifer Owned By: Hamilton Family Livestock

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2019 ABHA National Show & Sale

Purebred Reserve Grand Champion Bull Owned By: Rolling Hills Farm

Percentage Reserve Grand Champion Bull Owned By: Jenkins Cattle Ranch

Grand Champion Pen of 3 Open Purebred Heifers Pete & Gayla Szak of Sweet T Farms

Grand Champion Pen of 3 Bred Percentage Heifers Tim & Kim Campbell of KT Polled Herefords

Reserve Grand Champion: Pen of 3 Open Purebred Heifers Richard & Julie Kroening of Kroening Black Herefords

Reserve Grand Champion: Pen of 3 Bred Percentage Heifers Mike, Tyler & Kyle Hamilton of Hamilton Family Livestock

Grand Champion Pen of 3 Bred Purebred Heifers Tim & Kim Campbell of KT Polled Herefords

Grand Champion Pen of 3 Open Percentage Heifers: Pete & Gayla Szak of Sweet T Farms

Reserve Grand Champion: Pen of 3 Open Percentage Heifers Richard & Julie Kroening of Kroening Black Herefords

Thanks for making our Show & Sale a success! Congratulations to all those in attendance! Marc Smith was presented with the Distinguished Service Award

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2019 ABHA National Show & Sale

F1 Champion owner Bradley Wilson of BW Cattle, Kentucky

F1 Reserve Champion owner Keston Grohmann of Illlinois

Brian, Carter, and Cole Gilham and Caleb Unger of Legendary Livestock, Indiana had Supreme Champion Bull and Reserve Supreme Champion Heifer

Jenkins Ranch of Indiana recognized for a Dam of Distinction

Jacob Smith of Smith Black Herefords showed the Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Heifer

Jacob Smith represents Champion Percentage Bull owners Triple T Farms, Mark Baxter, and Smith Black Herefords

Reserve Champion Purebred Reserve Grand Champion Heifer owners Sherry and Darrel Purebred Bull owner Ross Selby of Selby Farms, Kentucky Embry of Rolling Hill Farm, Kentucky

Jenkins Ranch showed the Reserve Champion Percentage Bull

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Rolling Hills Farm and BW Cattle, both of Kentucky, owned the Supreme Champion Female

Kroening Black Herefords of Minnesota was recognized for Dams of Distinction

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Board member Logan Hill explains the vote on amendment changes Board member Chad Jones discusses the new website layout

Tyler Hamilton auctions off a commemorative ABHA rifle while Austin Schroeder Otto displays it

New president Carol Dewrell addresses the banquet attendees

Banquet keynote speaker Jared Decker, University of Missouri Associate Professor and Beef Genetics Specialist 18

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Birthday boy Jimmy Davis of Rockn4D Ranch of Texas purchased the commemorative ABHA rifle in the benefit auction


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Event sponsor Gro-Tec was represented by Rick Martin and Austin Stevens

Newly elected vice president Matt Marsh

Richard Kroening won the raffle for the commemorative ABHA rifle

Past President Tim Tarter discussing epd’s. Tarter and wife, Teresa, earlier received a standing ovation for their service and dedication to the ABHA.

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Board Member Darrel Selby and fellow black hereford enthusiasts

Board members Jason Schroeder, Mark Baxter, and Robert Walters converse with Rick Martin and Austin Stevens of Gro-Tec, the event’s gold sponsor

2018 ‘Friend of the ABHA’ recipient Davis Holder and board member Mark Baxter

Teresa Tarter and Board Member Jason Schroeder address questions about Digital Beef

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2019 ABHA National Show

Digital Beef discussion

ABHA Junior Board

Top selling lot- flush buyers DCD of Florida and sellers Legendary Livestock of Indiana

Top selling heifer buyers Circle S Farm of Missouri and sellers Smith Black Herefords, Iowa

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LET’S GET SOCIAL!

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acebook. Instagram. Twitter. The use of social media seems to have become a daily occurrence in the lives of most. As a result, the exposure and marketing opportunities of purebred cattle have grown by leaps and bounds. As breeders and marketing agents of a relatively new and up-and-coming breed of cattle, it is vitally important that Black Hereford cattle are presented in a positive manner when social media is used. There are some basics of cattle photography and marketing that should be utilized to ensure we do what we can to further the growth of our individual breeding programs, the breed, and the ABHA. It should be common knowledge that well focused, properly framed, high resolution pictures look the best, but in this article, I will describe some of the factors that I feel should play into our use of photographs in social media.

This bull is set up well, but there is too much clutter in the background.

First and foremost, the cattle being photographed should be a good representative of the breed. Structurally sound, phenotypically correct animals that are in good flesh will make a better picture and will better represent the breed. Perception is everything. If people see good animals in pictures, they are more likely to become interested. I cannot stress enough that what each of us do as an individual has an impact on the future of the breed. Let’s try our best to make it a positive impact. Cattle always look better on a sunny day. Cattle pictures taken on a sunny day naturally have a crisper, more detailed look. Pictures taken under cloudy skies or near dusk will appear grainy and will not have the detail of a well-lit picture. The best tip to help improve the quality of the picture is to make sure that the sun is shining on the back of the person taking the picture, and as a result, directly on the photographed side of the animal. Shadows in the wrong area of the animal can make them look light muscled, shallow bodied, coarse shouldered, or potentially many other ways that can be detrimental to the picture and the perception of the viewer.

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Angles are everything. Since we are in the beef business, the “beefy” or more marketable areas of the animal are what should be emphasized. When a picture is taken at an angle too far forward, the animal’s front third is what will appear biggest. If the head is closest to the camera, the head be disproportional and appear to be the largest part of the animal. Beef cattle in a picture having the profile of a buffalo will not do that animal justice. On the flipside, if


taken too far toward the tail, the animal will appear taller and narrower hipped. Once again, this is not a desirable depiction of the animal. The slope on which the animal is standing also has a tremendous impact on the picture. When standing with the front legs downhill from the rear, the animal will usually appear down-headed, weak topped, and sickle hocked, all of which hurt the appearance of the animal. As a rule, a photograph taken from an angle even with the hip and with the animal’s front-end slightly uphill will best convey the strong points of the subject and make for a more desirable picture. Cleanliness counts. The cleaner the animal, the more appealing the picture. Not only does the photo look better, but the animal can be seen more clearly and be better evaluated. The same can be said for the background. The cleaner and fewer obstructions in the background, the more focus is be given to the animal being photographed. From a marketing perspective, the viewer may also subconsciously draw conclusions or form opinions about the breeder, based on whether the extra effort was given to do the best job possible. Experimentation is fun. Sometimes the best social media pictures are the candid, nonstaged, or unexpected shots that aren’t necessarily meant for marketing. Beautiful sunsets with cattle grazing in the foreground, close-ups of an animal’s face, and farm scenes are examples of this. Photos like this can be eye-catching and draw-in potential Black Hereford enthusiasts. Try to experiment, taking pictures utilizing scenic views, sun rays shining around a cow, calves at play in a lush meadow, or anything else that could gain the attention of others and market your product.

This picture was taking too much from the front and the calf is looking too much into the sun.

Each year at the ABHA Nationals, a photo contest is held that is open to the membership. This is a great opportunity to showcase your favorite shots taken throughout the year, or to view the work of others. Inspiration or at least an appreciation of good photography can be gained by participation, and maybe something can be found there that could help you with the use of social media. Now, go grab a camera and have some fun while promoting your program and, ultimately, the Black Hereford breed! ABHA Article submitted by Bradley Wilson of BW Cattle & Photography, and the ABHA Magazine Committee Chairman

This is an example of an ideal picture. It’s well-lit, from a good angle, and very attractive because of the cleanliness of the animal and background. Winter 2020

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Bacica Farms

We are Mike and Carla Bacica and we simply call our farm, Bacica Farms. Family is the most important part of our farm. The land we live on and run our cattle on has been in Carla’s family for well over 100 years. Her mother’s family bought it from her father’s family long before either of her parents were born. We are fortunate to share it with Carla’s brother and a few years ago Mike’s brother purchased an adjoining parcel. We have trails and an alleyway through the woods that connect each home. In 2000 we were living in Long Beach, CA where Mike was a PGA golf professional at an exclusive country club and Carla taught computer science at a junior college. We wanted to get back home so we decided to start a new business in Flint, TX (in the heart of East Texas just south of Tyler) where Carla was born and raised. We built a Chevron gas station and convenience store with a deli on land where her grandparent’s home was located at the only 4-way stop in the small town. 19 years later we are still here and the tiny 4-way stop is now under construction to have 5 lanes of traffic. Carla grew up on the farm with cattle and horses but Mike was a city boy…but he did know how to grow grass! While successfully growing hay, he got tired of mowing all the grazing land so in 2001 we decided to get into the cattle business by purchasing commercial black baldie heifers. At that time we knew black was the color. In 2014, after Mike lost his favorite cow Domino, he wanted to make a change. The herd was sold and we purchased a new set of registered homozygous Black Hereford heifers. It was exciting to be involved in a breed that was new and growing and had 24

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the characteristics that we were looking for. After further investigating the breed, we knew there could be improvements made and we set out on the journey to develop better genetics and grow our herd. In that process we purchased DCD Trump 2016 for our herd sire, introduced ILR Full Throttle Lady 5200ET and added several genetically sound F1s to help implement this process to create good bone structure and hip. The true pleasure of having Black Herefords is their docility and personality and at the end of a long day we can go out into the pastures and enjoy seeing the growth and changes in our herd. We were honored at this year’s National awards banquet as the Outstanding Member of the Year. We were truly flattered, however, it does take each and every member being involved to grow the association and make it better each year. Each member is an integral part of the association, whether serving on committees or just sharing ideas. This was our second national gathering to attend and have truly enjoyed meeting members from all across the country, creating relationships and learning about their operations and ideas. We were fortunate with last year’s sale in Texas that we were close enough to invite the consignors to our home to have a good southern crawfish boil. It was a first for some (and possibly the last for them too!) but we had a great time of food and fellowship and enjoyed having those fellow members at our farm. If you’re coming down to the Southern Classic in April 2020 or if you’re ever in the East Texas area don’t hesitate to come by the farm for a visit. And in the Texas spirit we’ll say…..y’all come back now ya hear! ABHA


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ABHA at the NCBA Convention Bring your Walkin’ Boots

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The NCBA Convention will be February 5-7, 2020 in San Antonio, TX. 7.7 Acres of the latest and greatest for the cattle business is what you’re going to find at the NCBA Trade Show in San Antonio. Whether you’re looking for new equipment, a new truck to fencing supplies, to the latest in technology or pharmaceuticals and ear tags and feed supplements and so much more! You can find it all (and then some) here. All under one roof. The NCBA Trade Show is your solution center. The NCBA Trade Show is more than just a trade show it’s an event! You’ll have the opportunity to see live cattle handling demonstrations as well as horse health sessions located right on the trade show floor. Attend classroom style education sessions in our learning lounge. It’s not only educational, it’s fun! You will enjoy a reception and entertainment every day. ABHA

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Chapter News KY Black Hereford Association Robert Walters , KBHA President

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he KBHA has a busy schedule of events for 2020. In January we will be exhibiting at the KY Cattlemen’s Association Trade Show in Owensboro KY. This event draws cattlemen from over 5 different states and is always an excellent opportunity to gain exposure and create interest for our breed. Also in January we will be having a membership drive and our annual meeting. During this meeting we will be electing new officers and discussing upcoming events. We finished our new website for the state association and invite you to visit it. This will be a great place for our members to advertise cattle, AI bulls or embryos for sale. We also have a new facebook page that will be very useful. The annual Triple T Farms Black is the Color production sale will be held in Bowling Green, KY on March 21st. The ABHA Board of directors has decided to hold the 2020 Junior National event in Bowling Green, KY. We are very proud and excited to be the host state of both of these great events. The 2020 Farm Bureau KY Beef Expo will be held this year at the KY State Fairgrounds March 5th thru March 8th. See the ad on page 37 for more info. Former ABHA President Tim Tarter will be taking the lead for our association this year. Tim has been working on a grant for a feedlot study and data collection for Black Hereford Cattle and plans to continue that work on a smaller scale for the KBHA. We are excited that Tim now has the time to bring his leadership, knowledge, contacts, and experience to work on behalf of the state association. We want to wish all of our fellow ABHA breeders a prosperous year in 2020 and let’s hope for all our sakes the market turns favorable in the upcoming year. ABHA

IN Black Hereford Association Brian Gilham , IBHA President

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his past year has been a busy one for the IBHA. Shows, sales, and new members have created many memories and recognition for our organization, and the American Black Hereford Association. The IBHA started off the year with four of its Junior Members showing at the Kentucky Beef Expo and eight of our Junior Members competed at the Junior Nationals. Several IBHA members joined together to serve ribeye sandwiches at the Hoosier Ribeye Stand during the Indiana State Fair in August before starting the busy fall showing season. It started off with the Nationals the first weekend of November. Legendary Livestock, Acorn Ridge, Small Acres Farm and Jenkins Cattle Ranch all represented Indiana at this event. After a few days of being home, it was time to head out to Louisville to the North American International Livestock Exposition. Then, it was time to focus on presenting cattle at the Hoosier Beef Congress in Indianapolis. This year we had six Junior Members showing from three separate farms. Wrapping up a busy fall show schedule led to the preparations for the first annual Fall IBHA online sale, which took place in mid-December. There were eleven live lots and one embryo lot in this sale. The top-selling lot was a bull consigned by Small Acres Farm. Six of our IBHA members had consignments in this sale. A big thank you goes out to all buyers and bidders who took part in this sale. The Indiana Black Hereford Association is eager to see what the new year will bring for our organization and the ABHA. ABHA

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NAILE Names Black Hereford Champions By Bradley Wilson

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very November, Louisville, Kentucky plays host to the North American International Livestock Exposition. From its inception in 1974 as a beef-only show, the North American has grown to become the “world’s largest all-breed, purebred livestock exposition,” with nearly 30,000 total entries. More than 200,000 visitors and exhibitors attend yearly, and the event generates an estimated $16.1 million in annual economic impact. 2018 was the first year Black Herefords were invited to show, and 2019 validated the inclusion and proved the breed is headed in the right direction, with increased participation and a high level of quality animals on display. On November 20, 2019, Judge David Ragsdale, Sutherland Shorthorns, of Prospect, Kentucky evaluated the 41 head in competition and chose the cattle that he felt best represents the breed. Grand Champion Purebred Female honors went to LL Loretta, a February 23, 2018 daughter of SAF Resolve 515A, shown by Legendary Livestock of Indiana. The Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Female, JM Crusher 929A9046, was shown by JM Cattle, Tennessee. Grand Champion Percentage Heifer honors went to EPH Fast Money 8001, a November 2, 2018 daughter of TMG 8Y All Natural 4001 ET shown by Brett Coltmann, Georgia. The Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Heifer honors was 3C’s Elegance 2214 E19, a September 25, 2017 daughter of CHAC Mason 2214, shown by Rolling Hills Farm and BW Cattle of Kentucky. Grand Champion F1 Female honors went to JM Miss Rehab 6939010, a February 9, 2019 daughter of

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3F JM Rehab 5658, shown by JM Cattle of Tennessee. Reserve Grand Champion F1 went to BW PF Sweet Embrace 07G, a March 17, 2019 daughter of LF 164 Motivation 5132, shown by BW Cattle of Kentucky. The Grand Champion HX Female was JM Miss Rita 35Z 1806, a February 2, 2018 daughter of JMCC JO BF Apollo Creed 473, shown by JM Cattle, Tennessee. Reserve Grand Champion HX Female honors went to HFL Miss Clockwork 805, a September 29, 2018 daughter of GZF SAF Time Well Spent 657A, shown by Hamilton Family Livestock of Illinois. Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair honors went to JM/BBH Creed’s Cat 124T 720, a February 1, 2017 daughter of JMCC JO BF Apollo creed 473 with a May 27, 2019 daughter of JM BLZ Crusher 4158 1217 1704 ET at side, shown by Scotty Barrett of Tennessee. In the bull show, Grand Champion Purebred Bull honors was BFJM Catapult 1801 et, a January 19, 2018 son of CCR 719 Catapult 109, shown by Legendary Livestock and Acorn Ridge Farms of Indiana. The Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Bull was JM Cat Around A301 8205 ET, a November 15, 2018 son of CRR 719 Catapult 109, shown by JM Cattle, Tennessee. Grand Champion Percentage Bull was C Triple Your Miles 8124, a January 22, 2018 son of C Double Your Miles 6607 ET, shown by Smith Black Herefords, Iowa, Mark Baxter, South Dakota, and Triple T Black Herefords, Kentucky. Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Bull honors were claimed by JM Showman B108 8059, a September 20, 2018 son of JM LC Showtime 1217 611 ET, shown by JM Cattle of Tennessee. ABHA

Grand Champion Purebred Female Legendary Livestock, IN

Grand Champion Percentage Heifer Brett Colmann, GA

Grand Champion F1 Female JM Cattle, TN

Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Female JM Cattle, TN

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Heifer Rolling Hills Farm and BW Cattle, KY

Reserve Grand Champion F1 Female BW Cattle, KY

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Grand Champion HX Female JM Cattle, TN

Grand Champion Purebred Bull Legendary LIvestock & Acorn Ridge, IN

Grand Champion Percentage Bull Smith Black Herefords, IA ; Mark Baxter, SD & Triple T Black Herefords, KY

Reserve Grand Champion HX Female Hamilton Family Livestock, IL

Reserve Grand Champion Purebred Bull JM Cattle, TN

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Bull JM Cattle, TN

Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair Scotty Barrett, TN

Congratulations to all

winners!

Judge David Ragsdale discussing a class at the North American International Livestock Exposition.

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Winter Feeding: Paying attention to the details Jason Edmondson, Beef Technical Specialist, ADM Animal Nutrition

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ith fall well underway and winter approaching, it becomes necessary to turn our thoughts to winter supplementation and feeding. As of press time, a good majority of Kentucky and the Southeast falls under the U.S. Drought Monitor classification of moderate to extreme drought. This adds additional challenges when considering what you are going to feed. The amount of feed needed to get through to spring may present additional challenges because dry conditions have caused many to begin to use their winter stores earlier than anticipated. Drier conditions and hotter temperatures have also hampered the fall flush of the cool season forages across the state. Recognizing the shortcomings of the forages this year will be essential to operational success, and it may be more critical this year than in recent years. Forages are the basis for nutritional programs for most cow/calf operations. An analysis of the forages on hand or that which will be purchased is essential to developing an accurate program. Using sight, smell and touch to evaluate hay will only give limited indications of forage quality and may misrepresent the forage altogether. The forage analysis will give you the best opportunity to make good decisions that match your cows’ requirements to the conditions encountered this winter using the forages you have available. I have heard many people say, “It’s all I have, so they are going to have to eat it. No need to have it tested.” While that statement is partially true, there are economic advantages to knowing just what that hay will nutritionally provide, potentially preventing increased feeding expenses through over-supplementation or decreased production due to nutritional shortfalls. Knowing the nutrient profile of the hay also allows you to increase supplementation when needed to offset any increase in nutrient demands of the cows over time as conditions change (i.e. temperatures change, calf weaning or lactation beginning). The benefits of the forage test have been discussed at length, but there are a few worth mentioning again. Estimating intake of the forage based on the Neutral Detergent Fiber (NDF) component of the forage is instrumental in estimating how much hay you will need. This will also allow you to estimate the nutrients provided at that intake level and help decide what supplementation best fits your needs. Using the equation established by Mertens, 1997, you can estimate dry matter intake as a percentage of body weight by dividing the NDF% into the constant 120. This estimate of dry matter intake can be more accurate if the adjustment for Neutral Detergent Fiber Digestibility (NDFD%) of the forage is used. This adjustment was suggested by Oba and Allen, 1999. These equations are designed to estimate dry matter intake of legumes hay and legume/grass hay mixtures. Due to the higher level of lignin found in legumes as compared to grasses, these equations often slightly under-estimate the intake for pure grass hays. There are more complex methods to estimating dry matter intake of grass forages such as Moore and Kunkle, 1999. For the purpose of this article the Mertens equation is simplest and easiest to use. Example:

ADF% = 41

120/NDF% = % of Body Weight

(120/NDF%)+[(NDFD%-45)x0.374/1350x100]

NDF% = 60

120/60 = 2% of Body Weight

NDFD% = 55

1200 lb cow can eat 24 lb/hd/day of this forage

(120/60)+[(55-45)x0.374/1350x100] = 2.28% of Body Weight

Mertens, 1997

1200 lb cow can eat 27.36 lb/hd/day of this hay Oba & Allen, 1999

You will also need to know the nutritional requirements of the cow. Generally, if you manage rumen nitrogen levels through protein supplementation well, rumen microbial efficiency is maximized, and the bacteria will provide most of the nutrients the cows need as far as protein and energy are concerned, assuming adequate forage is available. Poor to moderate quality forages will need some help in meeting the demands of the cows. Protein can often be a limiting nutrient in the fall/winter diet of the cow. Research has shown that supplementing 0.5 to 1 pound of protein to cows consuming poor to moderate quality forages significantly increases dry matter intake and digestibility of the forage.1 More specifically, the protein supplemented needs to be largely rumen degradable to maximize rumen microbial efficiency. One of the keys to successful supplementation of protein for maximum effect is the level of rumen degradability of the nitrogen source (protein). Supplementing multiple sources of protein can create the opportunity for all-day nitrogen supplementation to the rumen with just a single feeding. When adequate levels of nitrogen from either protein or non-protein-nitrogen sources are supplied to the rumen, the rumen bacteria will create microbial protein (MP) and volatile fatty acids (VFAs) at a level that should sustain the cows in most production settings when forage is adequate. Non-protein nitrogen sources like biuret, urea, and other NH4 (ammonia) containing compounds are good sources of rumen available nitrogen. While there are some limitations with non-protein nitrogen, they should help to increase dry matter intake and digestibility of the forages when used correctly. Natural proteins

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tend to have varying levels of rumen degradable protein (RDP) and rumen undegradable protein (RUP) components. Knowing the rumen degradable or rumen undegradable percentages of feedstuffs can indicate the usefulness of those feedstuffs in the feeding program. Below are some common feedstuffs and their protein degradability profile that you may find useful.

Feedstuff

Crude Protein

RDP

RUP

TDN

Soybean meal

23.8

75

25

80

Soyhulls

12.2

58

42

80

Distiller’s grain

29.5

27.2

76.8

88

Urea

281

100

0

0

Brewer’s grain

29.2

34.1

65.9

66

Cottonseed

23

69.6

30.4

95

Source: NRC Nutrient Requirements of Beef Cattle 2000

As you can see in the table, different supplements offer varying levels of nutrients which can make each somewhat difficult to evaluate for usefulness in your program. It is best to call on your nutritionist to help you understand what each of these ingredients can bring to your program. Mineral content of the forage can also be surmised from the forage test. Most forages in Kentucky are lacking in some mineral content so mineral supplementation should be considered essential for maximizing production. Phosphorus is one of the most important yet expensive minerals to supplement and, using the forage analysis to justify your needs, could save you a good deal of money. In addition to phosphorus needs, there are a good many other minerals that are commonly deficient in Southeastern forages. Good mineral sources with correct ratios of certain elements should be used to fill in the mineral gaps of the forages. When mineral ratios are out of balance, deficiencies of those minerals may occur. Feeding by-products can create some imbalances as well and should be evaluated for their contribution to mineral content in both beneficial and non-beneficial ways. Every year seems to bring its own challenges with it. Hopefully, this will serve as a reminder that you must be diligent and purposeful in evaluating your winter feeding needs. Estimating the amount of hay you will need is critical to controlling your winter feed costs. When you feel you have enough forage to get you through, it becomes important to make sure that a proper supplementation program is developed to keep production high. Protein and mineral supplementation can be supplemented separately using local ingredients and a free choice mineral or together in the form of loose meal, block, tub or feed. Each supplementation practice offers positives and negatives and should be evaluated on a case by case basis. Remember to evaluate supplementation on an ingredient basis not just cost per ton. When you feed to the cow’s requirements, it becomes more apparent which supplement is the “cheapest”. It may not always be the cheapest cost per ton. Reach out to myself or other industry experts and beef extension personnel to help you understand your options and build the program that best fits your operation. I can be reached at 334-405-1157 or Jason.Edmondson@adm. com.

About Jason Edmondson, Beef Technical Specialist at ADM Animal Nutrition:

Jason Edmonson is from East Central Alabama and has been in the role of East Region Beef Technical Specialist for ADM Animal Nutrition for nearly two years. His undergraduate and graduate studies were at Auburn University, and he spent almost 15 years on staff at Auburn’s College of Veterinary Medicine helping educate students and producers before coming to ADM Animal Nutrition. Jason is excited to work with ADM team members in developing real-time nutritional solutions by bringing the most advanced technologies to the table, creating profitable advantages for beef producers. Jason has been actively involved in Alabama’s Cattlemen’s Association as VP and Macon County Cattleman’s Association as President. Jason and his wife, Misty, have two children and operate a small seedstock operation, J-M Cattle Service, in Alabama. ABHA Mccollum, F. & Horn, G. Protein Supplementation of Grazing Livestock: A Review. The Professional Animal Scientist 6, 1–16 (1990).

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Hoosier Beef Congress

The 33rd Annual Hoosier Beef Congress was held November 30-December 2 in Indianapolis, IN. Thanks to all of the Black Hereford exhibitors for representing the breed!

Hoosier Beef Congress Grand Champion Female was shown by Brendon Jones, Shoals, Indiana

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Hoosier Beef Congress Reserve Champion Black Hereford was shown by Carter Gilham, Sullivan, Indiana


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Association Update A friendly reminder to our Members: According to Rule 2.4, “to register an animal with the Association, the owner of the dam at the time of calving shall submit a complete, accurate, and properly signed registration application on the form provided by the Association with the correct registration fee.” Please also consider Rule 5.2A when selling a registered animal: “It shall be the duty of the transferor (seller) to apply for transfer and to pay the transfer fee. There shall be a transfer fee for all transfers, including transfers upon registration.” Refer to Rule 5.3 for timeline restrictions on completing a transfer. Please keep in mind that registrations and transfers can be done in Digital Beef without the added step of mailing in a form. Feel free to call your service department for questions regarding this process. Each member’s mindful upholding of the ABHA Rules and Regulations is vital to continuing breed improvement, increasing registrations, and adding new members. Thank you to each one of our members for your active participation! Jordan Batey Service Department Administrator Jordan@blackhereford.org 833-501-4750 option 1

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Junior Corner By Jeffrey Calvert, Junior President

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ey guys I want to thank all the sponsors that sponsored the back of the Nationals t-shirt and the ones that sponsored the show and banquet. I want to thank Tim Tarter and Kristin Schroeder for helping the Junior Board prepare for Nationals. I want to congratulate all exhibitors that showed at the National Show and the NAILE. The Junior board is starting to work on Junior Nationals as we speak. The Junior board will be looking at updating some of the rules for Junior Nationals. The Junior board are looking for some new ideas for contest and themes for Junior Nationals. If anyone has any contest ideas or themes, please email me at jeffreycalvert88@gmail.com. I hope you all had a great Thanksgiving, a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I hope to hear from all of you and hope to see you at Junior Nationals. ABHA

Thinking Back By Kenadi Rumble, ABHA Queen

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hink back five years and where we were as an association and a breed. The quality of cattle that we had was phenomenal for the amount of time the breed and the association had been around. Think back to when we didn’t have any form of EPD and no carcass data on our cattle. Fast forward a few years to when having weaning weights in the 700s and adjusted yearling weights north of 1000 was normal. Remember the days when we didn’t have any Approved Herd Sires and we had no idea what diseases our cattle may be carrying or what to do about them. Now as we round out this 2019 year, we have a lot to be thankful for as a breed, an association, and a membership. I have seen nothing but growth and improvement in all three in my last five years as part of this amazing breed. With the new year coming quickly, there is a lot to look forward to. Here at Small Acre’s Farm we begin spring calving in early January! Over the last few years, we, as a farm, have been focused on breeding the highest quality cattle that you, the consumer, can take back to your farm and build a herd off of, as have many fellow breeders around the US. With so much to look forward to in the spring I am excited to jump into a new year and new decade to see where our industry goes next.ABHA

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The Power of a Crown and Sash By Laken Troup

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s many of you know, my name is Laken Troup. In June of this year, I was crowned the ABHA National Princess. I was also nominated and elected as the Jr Board Secretary. I have been honored to spend the last few months serving our Association. It’s not always easy to be taken as a serious cattleman while wearing a crown and sash, however, I proudly wear them every opportunity I get. My crown and sash go with me everywhere. You will, rarely, see me go without them. They have become an extension of me in such a short period of time. Wearing the crown and sash offers me many opportunities that, otherwise, I might not have. They grab attention, as if I am standing on a platform, giving me the perfect opportunity to promote and advocate for our growing breed. My crown and sash work as an ice breaker, making me more approachable, in the general public’s eyes. People that normally wouldn’t walk up to a stranger and speak, find it easier to do when that stranger is wearing a tiara. It usually begins with a question about my title, and that’s the perfect chance to educate, promote, and advocate to people of all ages. Admittedly, I get the occasional cattleman that wants to debate the validity of our breed. I accept their challenge, with a broad smile. Afterall, everyday is a new chance to convert other beef breeders to Black Hereford breeders. I also appreciate and thrive on the moments that I face when a young girl looks at me, stars in her eyes, smile on her face and bursting with excitement because she sees a “real princess.” Those moments right there, those moments give me a chance to show these impressionable young ladies that yes, I am a princess. You can be a princess and be well-spoken, educated and be involved in agriculture and the cattle industry. The last week of summer, I was lucky enough to attend a herd management class at Deseret Ranch in Melbourne, Florida. Of course, my crown and sash went with me. Afterall, I was going to the largest working ranch in the United States. One of the professors

teaching me how to AI, mentioned her young daughter. She had just gotten a plastic tiara from the department store and wore it daily. The professor, also a female, was trying to convince her daughter that she could wear her tiara and still love cows. Her young daughter was not convinced. The professor asked if we could take a picture, the two of us, the crown and sash and me palpating a heifer. The idea made us laugh and we took the picture. I am proud to say it worked. She got to show her young daughter that a princess can do anything. The professor also shared the picture on her social media, and it was soon shared by the University of Florida. Something that seemed like a simple moment was shared with thousands of people, because of a crown and sash. I am sure that we have members that might not see the power behind a crown and sash. They might not have realized that a crown and sash would gain attention for our amazing breed. Afterall, a “real” cattleman doesn’t have such things, right? I assure you, I take my herd, my farm, my responsibilities and my title very serious. My name is Laken Troup, I am the ABHA National Princess and I wear my crown and sash with dignity while educating, promoting and advocating for the American Black Hereford breed and Association. Thank you for choosing me to represent our Association and I look forward to many more years of being an active member, promoting and advocating. ABHA Winter 2020

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Champion Genetics

BROUGHT TO YOU BY ACORN RIDGE & LEGENDARY LIVESTOCK BF JM CATAPULT 1801 ET

LL LORETTA

4X National Champion Bull

3X National Champion Heifer

Reg# HB013409

Reg# HB013562

Genetic packages will be available in Spring 2020.

Special thanks to DCD Land and Cattle for their purchase of the highest selling lot of the 2019 National Sale and the right to flush LL Loretta.

Shoals, Indiana

Steve Jones and Family

812-295-6412

Legendary Livestock Sullivan, Indiana

Brian, Sharon Gilham and Family

812-564-2486

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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 ett

2694 Gourdneck Valley Road Malvern, AR 72104

REG# HB009240

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

basincreekfarm.com

IDAHO

Mountain Fork Hereford Farm

REG. R E BLACK HEREFORD & REG. POLLED HEREFORD

RICHARD & EARLENE BOONE

3341 West Rodeo Crossing | Natural Dam, AR 72948

479-650-8906 479 650 89906 06 Ÿ 479 479-414-7718 414 7718 71 earleneboone@aol.com Ÿ rboone8900@aol.com www.mountainforkherefordfarm.com

ILLINOIS

HAMILTON’S

MADISON COUNTY AG AUCTION Hay and Straw IL Auction Lic. #041000806

MIKE HAMILTON - 618-410-4293 www.hamiltonhayauction.com

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LOUISIANA Mike Hamilton: 618-410-4293 Tyler Hamilton: 618-567-4339 Kyle Hamilton: 618-670-4027

¶ Registered bulls - heifers - cow/calf pairs ¶ hamiltonfamilylivestock@gmail.com 7773 Vonnahmen h Road Bethalto, th lt IL 620100 V R d◆B

INDIANA

H5 Ranch Bonita, Louisiana

NICK & KELLI HERRINGTON 318-282-0453

h5blackherefords.com herringtonfarms@gmail.com

MINNESOTA

BREEDER DIRECTORY

ILLINOIS

KROENING BLACK HEREFORDS 43419 310th Ave SE • Fosston, MN 56542

Heifers and Bulls For Sale Private Treaty u

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

Legendary Livestock Black Hereford

IOWA

Source of high quality working Black Herefords

Richard & Julie 218-435-1223 ◆ 218-280-3790 Mike & Bridget 218-435-2033 ◆ 218-230-1173 EMAIL:

juliek@gvtel.com

MISSOURI

MARK NUELLE HUSCHER FARMS REGISTERED BLACK HEREFORDS

MARK NUELLE HIGGINSVILLE, MO 64037

Cell: 660-238-3207 • nuelle@ctcis.net

KENTUCKY 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

OKLAHOMA

JL

TEXAS

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

Legacy

580-747-1067

Black Herefords

jllegacyblackherefords@gmail.com

SOUTH DAKOTA Triple J Ranch Black Herefords @triplejranch2

Jami Groft: 605-460-3477 REGISTERED BLACK HEREFORDS 38941 162nd Street · Ashton, SD 57424

Triplejranch6@gmail.com

Jake Groft: 605-460-1452 Jedd Groft: 605-460-0147

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

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 February 2020

March 6-8 Kentucky Beef Expo, Louisville, KY, See ad on pg. 37

February 1 JM Cattle Company Spring Production Sale, Lawrenceburg, TN, See ad on pg. 2 February 5-7 NCBA Convention, San Antonio, TX February 8 J&N Ranch Production Sale, Leavenworth, KS, See ad on pg. 5

March 2020

March 3 Ipsen Cattle Company Online Production Sale, See ad on pg. 9

March 16 Baxter Angus and Black Hereford Sale, Rockham, SD March 21 Triple T Farms Black is the Color Sale, Nancy, KY, See ad on pg. 3

April 2020

April 18 Southern Breeder Sale, Henderson, TX, See ad on pg. 47

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

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.

Upon becoming a member and, in consideration of acceptance, I/we agree to conform to and abide by the By-Laws, Rules and Regulations 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.

__________________________________________________________ (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 Winter 2020

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Advertiser Index Acorn Ridge 41 Bacica Farms 44 Basin Creek Farm 42 Black Dragon Cattle Co. 42 Burton Cattle Company 43 Call Me Back Farms 42 Double V Black Herefords 44 Flying Diamond K 11, 42 Gro-Tec Inc. 27 Ground Zero Farms 48 H5 Ranch 43 Hamilton Hay & Straw 42 Hamilton Family Livestock 43 Ipsen Cattle Co. 9 J&N Ranch 5 JL Legacy Black Hereford 44

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JM Cattle Company 2 Jo Bulls 7 Kentucky Beef Expo 37 Kroening Black Herefords 23, 43 Legendary Livestock 41, 43 Longview Farms 43 Mark Nuelle Farms 27, 43 Midcontinent Livestock Supplements 26 Mountain Fork Hereford Farm 35, 42 Peaceful Valley Ranch 42 Small Acres Farm 36 South Ark Cattle Co. 42 Southern Classic Sale 47 Triple J Ranch 44 Triple T Farms 3


AMERICAN BLACK HEREFORD

Southern Classic Sale - SAVE THE DATE -

April 18 , 2020 TH

RUSK COUNTY EXPO CENTER Henderson, Texas Get your consignments ready. Sale registration forms will be on the ABHA website soon.

BLACKHEREFORD.ORG

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT: Carla Bacica • 903-530-8551 • wtnca@aol.com Jason Schroeder • 573-680-1439 • sbh8627@gmail.com Winter 2020

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Where Champions

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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 48

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