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Bring on the cow Power Reimann Ranch

Full brother to Maternal Made

COWAN’S ALI 4M BPF MERCEDES BENZ 131U DCC MERCEDES 701P AMAA# 486141 1/2 MAINE IRISH WHISKEY NMR 0-04X

Owned by Griswold Cattle, Thad Hutchens, and Reimann Ranch

NMR

New Beginning

Contact Tessa Schotte for all your Griswold Genetic needs (405) 372-3300

We saw New Beginnings as a baby and he looked unbelievable, we thought about him all fall and when we saw him in Denver, it was reaffirmed that he was the real deal!

John Griswold

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We will be offering a large number of spring and fall bred cattle throughout the summer. If you need one or twenty-five, stop by or give us a call.

Many of the females being offered are sibs or progeny of the females pictured here.

Many of the females selling are sired or serviced by these elite sires and more!

Womanizer Cobain Reuben James

www.purplereigncattle.com

Joe Dirt

Randy & Jamie mullinix 309-995-3013 • 309-853-6565 • 309-853-7674 997 Twp Rd 150 East, Toulon, IL 61483 • purplereign76@gmail.com June/July 2018 • theshowcircuit.com

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CONTENTS

VOLUME 21 • ISSUE 5

Black Hereford Ranch

SATURDAY, JUNE 9TH / 12:30PM CST Live at the Ranch in Crawford, OK & on DVAuctions.com Seventeenth Annual

CREAM of the CROP Female & Bull Sale

Selling over 400 head of powerful club calf producing genetics! Phone: 580-309-0711 The Show Circuit (ISSN 152 10073) is published in January, March, April, May, June, August, November, and twice in September. For subscription price of $30 per year by The Show Circuit, 21009 Clarksville Rd. Lexington, IL, 61753. Periodical postage paid at Lexington, IL, and additional mailing offices. Postmaster: Send address changes to The Show Circuit, 21009 Clarksville Rd., Lexington, IL 61753. The Show Circuit, hereby expressly limits its liability resulting from any and all misprints, errors and/or all inaccuracies whatsoever in the advertisement and editorial content published by The Show Circuit Magazine and its said liability is here by limited to the refund of the customer his/her or its payment for the said advertisement, the running of a corrected advertisement or editorial notice. Advertising copy received after deadline will not be returned for proofing. Changes to advertising copy made after deadline date will be allowed only if time permits, and will incur the appropriate charges according to time and materials involved in the changes. The opinions or views expressed in all editorials are those of the writer or persons interviewed and not The Show Circuit Magazine. The Show Circuit, does, however, reserve the right to edit or refuse all material which might be objectionable in content. Neither this publication nor any part of it may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without the prior permission of Schumaker Publications, Inc. Requests for reprints and permissions should be directed to The Show Circuit, 21009 Clarksville Rd, Lexington, IL 61753; o: 309.365.7105 or fax: 309.365.8879.

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Act BW 92

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Garth

Thickness, Bone, Style, and Power! Contact Tessa Schotte for all your Griswold Cattle Semen, 405-372-3300.

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CMAC Hard Core MVH Miss Pinnacle 4J Irish Whiskey CKG Katie 1M GVC Statesman 4R ET Miss Green Valley 535R Cowans AIi 4M BOE 736G

You will not see more bone and mass on a bull, it is impressive just how powerful Garth is. Josh and I stopped and saw him at the bull stud on the way home from Denver and that is the closest mature bull to Whiskey I have ever seen. When we saw the Maine show in Denver this wasn’t the bull that won, but this was the bull that we wanted to be a part of. It took a little while to get it done but we couldn’t be more excited to own in on this great sire. In his first calf crop he sired the $27,000 Denver Grand Champion bull Epic, and some very high dollar heifers on a very limited usage.

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This new twist on the traditional roto brush will take your hair presentation to a whole new level, with its tremendous ability to separate and lift the hair creating a full body look it will become your show day go to tool. Built into a durable aluminum housing sets two styles of bristles. The first being ¾” soft flex bristles made for ultimate separation and lift to thick coats. The second being ¼” fiber bristles to provide superb undercoat separation. Combining these two bristles provide hair volume like no other that works on all types of hair coats to provide an even fluff without making the hair wavy. The Roto Fluffer is best used for clipping, fitting, displaying and show day preparation.

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2018 FALL SALE DATES

2019 SALE DATES

Friday & Saturday, November 23 & 24th | Fall Open House Tuesday, November 27th | Online Heifer Calf Sale Wednesday, November 28th | Online Bred Heifer Sale Thursday, November 29th | Online Embryo Sale

Tuesday, March 12th | Online Spring Embryo Sale Friday, April 5th | Spring Production Sale at the farm in Gridley

Calves are available for viewing at any time. Cattle for sale Private Treaty in early Fall. ALAN & THERESA MILLER

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Slider (Angus)

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The Creature (Club Calf) Made to Order 2 (Club Calf) Second2None (Club Calf)

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Black, Hercules x Man Among Boys. THC, PHAF. BW: 65 lbs.

SOLID CHEDDAR

Big Iron x 7542/KC Charolais. Double-Free. BW: 88 lbs.

CARD LINEBACKER

Calving-ease, world beef power and maternal strength sets this bull apart.

SWEET BABY JAMES

A great-looking, jack-necked, cool-built bull with a black-baldy face.

SMOKIN’ BOB

This guy needs no introduction, a top seller in our program for a number of years. THC, PHAF.

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AMERICAN BUSINESS Business Done Right x HL1203. THF, PHAF. BW: 72 lbs.

805 FREE

Double Free, black MAB son with a great look and extension through the front.

TOUCH OF TWANG

An American who adds a great phenotype, flexibility, volume and balance.

PISTOL PETE

Pete exhibits plenty of power and flexibility, with an attractive black and white hair coat.

FSF STARQUEST

Will add the look, flexibility, hair and sound skeleton along with an attractive red and white pattern.

the POTENTIAL with B O V I N E E L I T E THAT’S RIGHT

Business Done Right x Solid Gold/FF/ HooDoo Charolais. THC, PHAF. BW: 78 lbs.

MEGATRON

Moderate, powerfully muscled calves that compete extremely well in slick-sheared shows.

RUN FOR THE ROSES

Double-clean, red and white painted bull with extreme quality.

TRUST IN ME

In God We Trust x I-80 daughter. THC, PHAF. BW: 82 lbs.

DRY COUNTY

Double-clean Monopoly son with muscle shape, skeletal soundness and volume.

RED ROCKY

Deep red color Monopoly son with a great look and extra extension through the front. THC, PHAF.

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After a long year of waiting, we are proud to finally present:

DUX

PB Simmental | ASA#: 3245233 Semen: $50 | $175 sexed heifer semen

We wanted to make sure he was a proven sire before offering him to producers, and his 2018 calf crop is already speaking for itself. Please contact us with inquiries. Check us out on Duxbury Cattle Company’s FB page

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Since the inception of the Distinguished $20,000 Sullivan Supply/Stock Show University Scholarship in 2008, we have gifted over $200,000 to an elite group of young individuals with unmatched talent. This year we received 1,479 applications from 44 states and Canada. It’s been our great pleasure to see these kids grow within this great livestock industry. It’s because of them that we are so highly encouraged about what we do, from this scholarship program to Stock Show U clinics, to Junior National sponsorships, to introducing new products to the industry, we are so honored to be a part of it all. We want to thank our scholarship selection committee of industry leaders (non-Sullivan Supply employees or family members) who spend many hours of volunteer time to help us with this mission. Congratulations to all 1,479 applicants. Sincerely, John Sullivan, Founder Sullivan Supply and Stock Show University

CAMERON CATRETT, Luverne, AL This Alabama FFA State President, Alabama Junior Cattleman’s Association President, and future veterinarian has developed a love for clipping and fitting cattle as well. Cameron is success driven and can do it all. Sponsored with Twisted Fitterz Show Supply. CADE VAN VLIET, Otley, IA Cade is an outstanding livestock exhibitor with multiple champions at National Western Stock Show, North American International Livestock Exposition and the American Royal. He is the leader and captain of a three-time state champion football team. And rounds it off with numerous junior national team fitting championships. A polite and humble winner. SHELBY WEINRICH, Willows, CA

A powerhouse swine showman with Champions at the World Pork Expo and Arizona National Livestock Show. This future lawyer believes failure is a great motivator and teacher. California Pork Producer’s Junior Board President, 4-H, and FFA President. She is committed to her industry. Sponsored with Sullivan Supply West.

JAME SIMS, Edmond, OK Highly involved Director in Oklahoma Junior Cattleman’s Association and Junior Hereford Association of Oklahoma. National accomplished show wins include: National Hereford Show Heifer of the year, major wins at the American Royal, National Western Stock Show, Oklahoma Youth Expo and Tulsa State Fair. Future pre-med student is as bright as he is competitive. Sponsored with Sullivan Supply, Charles Hill. TYLER BUSH, Britton, SD

An All-American 4-H livestock evaluator and winner of the coveted South Dakota U Fit It contest. This sixth generation cattleman has a burning fire to make a big impact on the Angus breed. His commitment to lead a purebred operation is his passion.

HANNAH WILLIAMS, Kearny, NE

KEANNA SMITH, Ignacio, CO

SYDNEY ZEHNDER, Stanchfield, MN

TYLER ALLAN, Schulenburg, TX

President of the Junior Red Angus Event, champion senior showman at the North American Junior Red Angus Event, has shown numerous national level champions in the Red Angus and Charolais breeds. Develops mentoring programs for youth, a true leader.

Tyler is a national champion with his cattle and in showmanship but that does not define him. He is a highly accomplished FFA livestock evaluator, tremendous athlete with academic excellence awards. Being one of the best young fitters in the country, rounds out a complete package.

MACEY GORETSKA, Corydon, IA A state FFA livestock judging champion, President of her 4-H club, along with Grand Champions at the National Western Stock Show, American Royal, and Iowa State Fair. This Stock Show University Clinic graduate can fit and clip with the best of them.

GARRETT STANFIELD, Manchester, OH

This National Junior Hereford Association Board Director and third generation Hereford breeder has been highly involved with a decorated FFA career. She is the winner of elite showmanship competitions and a highly competitive Hereford heifer exhibitor that has turned her interests to embryo transfer, and a possible future vet.

KIERTSEN JASS, Garner, IA

Kiersten is the perfect example of what we believe the Sullivan scholarship stands for. Competitive, humble and a true leader that excels with her cow herd, on the American Junior Simmental Board and showmanship. She is responsible for all day to day activities in the show barn and her cow herd.

JOHN GELLERMAN, Petersburg, IL The humble fighter with passion that won’t give up. John’s bred and owned champions and involvement in nighttime cow checks, responsibilities in the show barn and the cow herd can’t be matched. His love for livestock leads to his motto, “Cattle is life is cattle.”

Keanna focuses on her Simmental bred and owned program. Highlights include breeding a triple crown winning Simmental bull. This American Junior Simmental Association board of trustees member does her own genetic mating selection and has a deep passion for helping others. Sponsored with Freeman Show Supply.

Garrett believes in giving back with his time to the community and the ag industry. His involvement includes nursing home visits, Ronald McDonald house, American Junior Simmental Association Board and FFA President. Yet, he finds the time to advance his show career by attending Stock Show University Clinics and being the 2016 Ohio State Fair Premier Exhibitor. Sponsored with Highland Livestock Supply, White Show Supply, Ohio Valley Show Supply and Provico Show Supply.

KENZIE KRETZMEIER, Fowler, IN Powerhouse collegiate livestock evaluator, number one high All-American with Champion teams at both the North American International Livestock Exposition and National Western Stock Show. Past FFA president for the state of Indiana, 4.0 GPA, highly competitive showman in three species. Sponsored with Sullivan Supply, Justin Shoufler.

MASON WALKER, Prairie Grove, AR

Many are familiar with Mason’s success on the national show circuit, with over 40 grand champions in 14 different breeds. What’s even more impressive is Mason is one of the nicest young men you will ever meet. His work ethic and respect for fellow exhibitors is unmatched.

KATHY LEHMAN, Shelby, OH

A powerhouse junior livestock exhibitor that has had champions at numerous major livestock shows. Yet, the most impressive thing about Kathy is how she quietly does her own daily show barn work and can fit and show with the best of them. Sponsored with Highland Livestock Supply, White Show Supply, Ohio Valley SHow Supply and Provico Show Supply.

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Consolidated Paradox By Wes Ishmael

Consolidation—and concentration, in some cases—continues in agriculture, due in part to both specialization and the alarming fact that there’s lots less agricultural land remaining than many suspected. “Farm production has continued to shift to larger farms. By 2015, 51% of the value of U.S. farm production came from farms with at least $1 million in sales, compared to 31% in 1991 (adjusted for price changes),” say James MacDonald and fellow researchers in the recently published, Three Decades of Consolidation in U.S. Agriculture (TDCA), from USDA’s Economic Research

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Service (ERS). MacDonald is chief of that agency’s structure, technology and productivity branch.

gy, is one of the obvious drivers of consolidation, being able to manage more acres with the same manpower.

“By 2012, 36% of all cropland was on farms with at least 2,000 acres of cropland, up from 15% in 1987,” according to the report. “The midpoint for cropland acreage, at which half of all cropland is on larger farms and half is on smaller farms, nearly doubled from 650 acres in 1987 to 1,201 acres in 2012…Consolidation in crop production has been persistent, increasing in each 5-year Census of Agriculture between 1982 and 2012…”

“While few farms specialize in a single crop, field crop operations increasingly grow just two or three crops, versus four to six crops crops previously,” explain MacDonald and fellow researchers. “Livestock production continues to shift toward farms that produce no crops, and instead rely on purchased feed.”

Specialization, boosted by technolo-

Livestock operations continue to consolidate, too, albeit at a different pace.


“In contrast to crops, consolidation in livestock appears to be episodic, with little change over some periods, interspersed with dramatic changes in farm/industry organization and farm size,” according to the report. “Such dramatic shifts have occurred in the last 25 years in U.S. dairy, egg, hog, and turkey production; consolidation has continued to occur in broiler and fed cattle production, within an industry organization that was set in earlier decades.” Beef cow operations are the lone, notable exception. Yes, most of the relative production comes from the minority of operations, but the necessary grazing land and capital investment continue to limit consolidation levels. For perspective, according to the last Census of Agriculture, 81.64% of the all beef cow operations had 49 or fewer beef cows and accounted for 29.79% of the cows. On the other end of the scale, 3.58% of all beef cow operations had 200 or more cows and accounted for 37.23% of all beef cows. By herd size, the only category that grew in 2012, compared to the prior Census, were herds with 1-9 head. The Census breaks herd size into eight different groups, from 1-9 head to 2,500 head or more. Most of the attrition occurred among those with 20-199 head. “Cow-calf operations exhibit little consolidation. On a related note, 44% of

pasture and grazing land (primarily used for cattle) was on ranches with at least 10,000 acres in 2012, down from 51% in 1987. These sectors are important because permanent pasture and grazing land accounts for over 400 million acres (45%) of U.S. farmland, and because over 700,000 U.S. farms have beef cows,” according to the TDCA. “Cow-calf enterprises are widespread: in 1987, 841,778 farms had beef cows. The midpoint cow-calf operation had a herd of 89 cows in that year, a bit larger than the midpoint milk cow herd. While the midpoint dairy herd grew over 1,000% from 1987 to 2012, the midpoint beef cow herd grew only marginally, to 110 cows, and 727,906 farms still had beef cows.

Because cow-calf operations graze their animals, and often need a large land area to do so, they are a primary user of permanent pasture and rangeland in the United States. Recall that land consolidation is concentrated in cropland; consolidation in pasture and rangeland is less evident.” Despite consolidation, authors of the ERS report emphasize that most agricultural production—both crop and livestock—continues to occur on family farms. “Family farms accounted for 90% of farms with at least $1 million in sales in 2015, and produced 83% of production from million-dollar farms,” they say.

Beef cow operations are the lone, notable exception. Yes, most of the relative production comes from the minority of operations, but the necessary grazing land and capital investment continue to limit consolidation levels.


Disappearing ag land Paradoxically, the argument can be made that some of the consolidation stems from how much less agricultural land there is today than just a few decades ago. “Between 1992 and 2012, almost 31 million acres of farm“Between 1992 and 2012, almost 31 million acres of land were lost, equal to all the farmland were lost, equal to all the farmland in Iowa” farmland in Iowa,” according to a new report from the American Farmland Trust (AFT). “Nearly suitable for agriculture and growing Thus, robotic milkers appear to be ‘contwice the area of farmland was lost than food,” according to the report. “When cli- stant returns’ technologies, beyond 70 was previously shown; 11 million of mate, soils, and topography are factored cows, and therefore can reduce per-unit those acres were among the best farminto the equation, just over half of this costs more on small than on large farms, land in the nation…In less than one land can be farmed without any physical thus favoring smaller operations. More generation, the United States irrevocaconstraints. Over 10% of the world’s arbroadly, robotic systems may enhance bly developed nearly 11 million acres of able acres are in the United States.” farm productivity in the future without its best land for intensive food and crop providing substantial scale advantages production. While a 3.2% loss does not Technology as equalizer to larger farms.” sound devastating, it is roughly equivalent to losing one of the most productive Ironically, the technology that helped For beef cattle, consider genetic evalgrowing regions in the United States, foster consolidation is also helping level uation and advanced reproduction techCalifornia’s Central Valley.” the playing field for operations of all nologies. sizes. The report, Farms Under Threat: the Genome-enhanced Expected ProgState of America’s Farmland, summa“Technologies have led to increased eny Differences (EPDs) provide producrizes the innovative AFT assessment of farm size and greater consolidation. ers of all sizes increased precision in sehow much agricultural land exists in the However, that does not have to be the lecting seedstock at younger ages. Both U.S. and how much has been diverted to case,” say authors of the TDCA. “An purebred and commercial cow-calf opother uses over time. emerging example appears in dairy proerations are using DNA profiling to idenduction, where one source of large-farm tify replacement heifer candidates with “Development disproportionately occost advantages lies in current milking the best odds of succeeding for specific curred on agricultural lands, with 62% of systems: a single large rotary milking traits. Some commercial herds conduct all development occurring on farmland, parlor with a crew of four to five workers their own genetic evaluations and have and expanding urban areas accounted can handle 2,500 to 3,000 cows three EPDs for all of their cows and calves. for 59% of the loss. Low-density resitimes a day, and realize significant unit dential development, or the building of cost advantages over smaller farms. Likewise, reproductive technologies houses on 1-to-20-acre parcels, accountsuch as estrus synchronization and ared for 41%,” according to the report. “Smaller operations are, however, tificial insemination are available and starting to adopt robotic milking ma- proven for operations of all sizes. Understanding how much of the chines, which free labor (usually family world’s prime agricultural land exists in labor on smaller farms) to work on herd the United States adds urgency to the management and crop production. A Sign up for Wes’ free revelation. single robot serves about 70 cows, and daily market podcast at larger farms simply add more machines. www.cattlecurrent.com “Less than 6% of the Earth’s surface is

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September 18 • SCO • Matt Lautner Cattle Online Sale

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TIPS for TRICKS G N I V I SURVJunior Nationals 1. PACK LIKE A PRO

Make a checklist of everything you need and save it as a template so you can print it out and reuse it. Or download an app like Packing Planner®. That way if you’re 100 miles down the road and you panic at the thought you might have forgotten your daughter’s belt, check your app to see if you checked it off the list or not. Problem solved. While you’re at it, make a list for the showbox, trailer, feed/ bedding, etc. For that matter, get your kids to download it too so they can have their own checklist including phone chargers and headphones for those long drives!

Consider using packing cubes to help you easily find what you are looking for (show clothes for example) in a crowded suitcase. They are also supposed to help prevent wrinkles. You can find them at places like The Container Store, Bed Bath and Beyond or online. Many experts claim that rolling your clothes rather than folder them will also cut down on wrinkles While you’re at the store, pick up a few shower caps to put around your shoes and boots to keep the crud off your clothes. Also, putting a dryer sheet in your suitcase might help cut down on odors from dirty clothes, too. Does your kiddo have to wear a certain pair of slacks or dress more than once – like for speech contest and banquet on separate days? Pack

some individual laundry packets so you can wash on the go between wearings.

If you’ve got room, a first-aid kit can sure come in handy when you roll into a barn in the wee hours of the morning and somebody gets hurt unloading. Repurpose what you’ve got on hand. For example, pill organizers work great for jewelry and old prescription bottles are handy to pack Q-tips. Tear off a piece of plastic wrap and put over the top of your shampoo bottle (then screw the top back on) to prevent leaks. As you go along, if something comes up that wasn’t on your list – put it on your list before you forget! Let’s say somebody got car sick. Next time if would be great to have a little sick bag put together in anticipation of the woozy tummys. Or what if you can’t sleep in the hotel room because somebody snores? Be sure a pack of ear plugs goes on your list for the next trip. Being organized and prepared for bumps in the road will go a long way towards lowering your stress level.


-------------2. HAVE TO GIVE A SPEECH?

Whether your son is competing in a speech contest or you are the annual banquet emcee, here are a few tips that might come in handy.

If you have the chance to print out your speech/presentation beforehand, change the text color every four lines to help you keep your place as you read it. If you’re nervous about public speaking, remember the people in the audience want you to succeed. They are on your side!

Also, remind yourself to speak slowly and clearly with each word. Often we speak faster than we realize anyway, and that increases with jitters. If your speech includes visual aids, do NOT read every word on it to your audience. There is nothing more boring than a speaker reading slides that a person can read on their own.

It’s not just WHAT you say. Experts claim 55% of the meaning in our words is attributed to facial expressions; 38% of the meaning of our words comes from HOW the words are said; and only 7% of meaning comes from the actual words spoken.

3. RUNNING FOR OFFICE?

Some junior breed associations elect officers at their junior nationals in the summer, and even if the election isn’t until later, now is a good time to start on your campaign. No. 1 Rule: Get to know people. Catchy slogans, cute posters, candy giveaways – they are all great. But the best thing you can do in these elections is be friendly and talk to everybody you can. Even if you are shy, a simple hello and smile might turn into a vote now and a treasured friendship over time. With that said, here are some of our favorite slogans if you need inspiration: -

Vote for Becky - She’s 5’2 and She’ll Represent You!

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I Don’t Run Very Often, But When I Do…. It’s for President. #voteforlisa

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Donuts, chocolate, pizza…. Now that I have your attention, Vote John for Secretary!

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Looks Who’s Voting for Mandy (hang up a small mirror on poster).

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Vote for Wayne, Free Drinks on Me (hung up over water fountain).

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Vote 4 Stella for President! (I already told my mom I won).

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4. WHEN THE HEAT BECOMES SERIOUS No matter what breed you show, chances are it’s going to be miserably hot wherever your Junior Nationals is located. And while livestock show families are used to working out in the heat, here is some good info to keep in mind this summer from the CDC: What is heat stroke? Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. It occurs when the body becomes unable to control its temperature: the body’s temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down. Body temperature may rise to 106°F or higher within 10 to 15 minutes. Heat stroke can cause death or permanent disability if emergency treatment is not provided. Warning signs of heat stroke vary but may include the following: • An extremely high body temperature (above 103°F) • Red, hot, and dry skin (no sweating) • Rapid, strong pulse • Throbbing headache • Dizziness • Nausea • Confusion • Unconsciousness If you see any of these signs, you may be dealing with a life-threatening emergency. Have someone call for immediate medical assistance while you begin cooling the victim. Do the following:

• Monitor body temperature and continue cooling efforts until the body temperature drops to 101102°F. • If emergency medical personnel are delayed, call the hospital emergency room for further instructions. • Do not give the victim alcohol to drink. • Get medical assistance as soon as possible. What is heat exhaustion? Heat exhaustion is a milder form of heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and inadequate or unbalanced replacement of fluids. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, those with high blood pressure, and those working or exercising in a hot environment. The warning signs of heat exhaustion include the following: • Heavy sweating • Paleness • Muscle cramps • Tiredness • Weakness • Dizziness • Headache • Nausea or vomiting • Fainting The skin may be cool and moist. The pulse rate will be fast and weak, and breathing will be fast and shallow. If heat exhaustion is untreated, it may progress to heat stroke. See medical attention if symptoms worsen or last longer than one hour. What steps can be taken to cool the body during heat exhaustion? • Drink cool, nonalcoholic beverages. • Rest. • Take a cool shower, bath, or sponge bath. • Seek an air-conditioned environment. • Wear lightweight clothing.

--------------• Get the victim to a shady area. • Cool the victim rapidly, using whatever methods you can. For example, immerse the victim in a tub of cool water; place the person in a cool shower; spray the victim with cool water from a garden hose; sponge the person with cool water; or if the humidity is low, wrap the victim in a cool, wet sheet and fan him or her vigorously.

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If medical attention is not necessary, take the following steps: • Stop all activity and sit quietly in a cool place. • Drink clear juice or a sports beverage. • Do not return to strenuous activity for a few hours after the cramps subside because further exertion may lead to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. • Seek medical attention for heat cramps if they do not subside in 1 hour.

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What are heat cramps and who is affected? Heat cramps are muscle pains or spasms – usually in the abdomen, arms, or legs – that may occur in association with strenuous activity. People who sweat a lot during strenuous activity are prone to heat cramps. This sweating depletes the body’s salt and moisture. The low salt level in the muscles causes painful cramps. Heat cramps may also be a symptom of heat exhaustion. If you have heart problems or are on a low-sodium diet, seek medical attention for heat cramps.

Can medications increase the risk of heat-related illness? The risk for heat-related illness and death may increase among people using the following drugs: (1) psychotropics, which affect psychic function, behavior, or experience (e.g. haloperidol or chlorpromazine); (2) medications for Parkinson’s disease, because they can inhibit perspiration; (3) tranquilizers such as phenothiazines, butyrophenones, and thiozanthenes; and (4) diuretic medications or “water pills” that affect fluid balance in the body. For more information, check out the Center for Disease Control and Prevention website at www.cdc.gov.

What is heat rash? Heat rash is a skin irritation caused by excessive sweating during hot, humid weather. It can occur at any age but is most common in young children. Heat rash looks like a red cluster of pimples or small blisters. It is more likely to occur on the neck and upper chest, in the groin, under the breasts, and in elbow creases. The best treatment for heat rash is to provide a cooler, less humid environment. Keep the affected area dry. Dusting powder may be used to increase comfort.

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3RD OVERALL PROSPECT STEER Klane Sisco

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SHOW RESULTS

BREEDING HEIFERS

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GRAND CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL Clayton Walsh

4TH OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL Austin Laugenberg

5TH OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL Sydney Cherney

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL Brooke Kelsey

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BLACK RIVER SPRING THAW APRIL 22, 2018 \\ BLACK RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN

LOCAL RING HEIFERS

3RD OVERALL BREEDING HEIFER Breeze Bunker

GRAND CHAMPION BREEDING HEIFER Jadeyn Schneider

4TH OVERALL BREEDING HEIFER Reese Brock

5TH OVERALL BREEDING HEIFER Clayton Walsh

RESERVE CHAMPION BREEDING HEIFER Sydney Cherney

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RING B MARKET ANIMALS

3RD OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION SIMMENTAL Kelsey Henderson

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION CROSSBRED Tyler Lee

4TH OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU Natalee Lynd

5TH OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL 3RD CROSSBRED Lauren May

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL RESERVE CROSSBRED Clayton Walsh

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BLACK RIVER SPRING THAW APRIL 22, 2018 \\ BLACK RIVER FALLS, WISCONSIN

RING B HEIFERS

3RD OVERALL BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION SIMMENTAL Tucker Bayer

GRAND CHAMPION BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION LOW PERCENT SIMMENTAL Daniel Walsh

4TH OVERALL BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION RED ANGUS Sydney Zender

5TH OVERALL BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION HEREFORD Lauren May

RESERVE CHAMPION BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION ANGUS Sam Henderson

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STEERS

3RD OVERALL STEER CHAMPION CHAROLAIS Ethan Buck

GRAND CHAMPION STEER CHAMPION CROSSBRED Cohl VanMeter

4TH OVERALL STEER CHAMPION CHIANINA Ava Hathaway

5TH OVERALL STEER CHAMPION MAINE Ashlyn Kelly

RESERVE CHAMPION STEER RESERVE CROSSBRED Aden Hathaway

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CARROLL COUNTY PREVIEW SHOW APRIL 14, 2018 \\ FLORA, INDIANA

HEIFERS

3RD OVERALL HEIFER RESERVE COMMERCIAL Lauren Kelly

SUPREME HEIFER CHAMPION ANGUS Drew Brown

4TH OVERALL HEIFER CHAMPION MAINETAINER Rylie Lanum

5TH OVERALL HEIFER CHAMPION SHORTHORN Miller Smith

RESERVE HEIFER CHAMPION COMMERCIAL Rylie Lanum

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SHOW RESULTS

MARKET ANIMALS

3RD MARKET ANIMAL 3RD CROSSBRED Karli Berkheimer

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION CROSSBRED Fox Morgan

4TH MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION PUREBRED AOB Nathan Hoelscher

5TH MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION MARKET HEIFER Rylee Stockdale

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL RESERVE CROSSBRED Calvin Trigg

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EMPIRE STATE BEEF CLASSIC APRIL 13-15, 2018 \\ HAMBURG, NEW YORK

BREEDING HEIFERS

3RD BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION CHAROLAIS Bailey Garwood

SUPREME CHAMPION CHAMPION MAINETAINER Katelynn Bennett

4TH BREEDING HEIFER RESERVE ANGUS Rylee Stockdale

5TH BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION SIMMENTAL Brad Regts

RESERVE SUPREME CHAMPION ANGUS Kennidi Howe

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MARKET ANIMALS

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3RD OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL Sophia Valencia

GRAND MARKET ANIMAL Katelyn Gillum

4TH OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL Harbor Loynaschen

5TH OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL Payton Rodgers

RESERVE MARKET ANIMAL Dawson Minor

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MILAN FFA JACKPOT SHOW MARCH 25, 2018 \\ CHILLICOTHE, MISSOURI

HEIFERS

3RD OVERALL HEIFER Payton Rodgers

GRAND HEIFER Regan McClure

4TH OVERALL HEIFER Ellistin Morey

5TH OVERALL HEIFER Trace Titus

RESERVE HEIFER Chloe Van Vliet

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SHOW RESULTS

MARKET ANIMALS

3RD MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION HEREFORD Taylor Lacek

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION CROSSBRED Payton Cech

4TH MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU Garret Wurzer

5TH MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION MARKET HEIFER Riley Johnson

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL RESERVE CROSSBRED Maxwell Erich

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MINNESOTA JUNIOR SPRING CLASSIC MAY 4-6, 2018 \\ AUSTIN, MINNESOTA

BREEDING HEIFERS

3RD HEIFER CHAMPION COMMERCIAL Riley Johnson

SUPREME CHAMPION HEIFER CHAMPION ANGUS Stephanie Altenburg

4TH HEIFER CHAMPION MAINE-ANJOU Shelby Hartwig

5TH HEIFER CHAMPION RED ANGUS Luke Bjorklund

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CHAMPION SIMMENTAL Emily Thorson

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aus·pi·cious: giving or being a sign of future success The purpose of the Arkansas Jr. Cattlemen’s Association is to promote the welfare of the cattle industry, to further the education and cooperation of young people interested in cattle and the beef industry.

AJCA

The Importance of Livestock for Our Youth By Mallory Hobson – AJCA Secretary

“Men are not so much the keepers of herds as herds are the keepers of men.” (Thoreau) Some children are fortunate enough to be born into families already in the cattle industry and showing livestock; but others, like myself, start the production of their herds later on in life. Most of us gain knowledge in the same way though. Livestock are teachers who do not exactly speak in order to teach life lessons. Cattle, and other types of livestock, allow children to learn by observation, patience, and dedication. Along with the hard work and dedication, a great bond is formed between the kid and the animal. Many people today say that our youth have become lazy and uncaring. I don’t feel those people have been spent much time around livestock kids. Those who show livestock are with their animals on a daily basis. Being with the animal so much you begin to learn their habits and

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how they live. Being so in tune with your animal makes spotting problems easier, which leaves us with the ability to spot it on an old pasture cow too. Whether it be a cold, bloat, or even the early stages of labor; you have to keep your animals alive to stay in business. Many kids who grow up in an agriculturebased family continue their life in an agricultural society, with their own experience and knowledge that was gained while still “in the nest” on most accounts. Most of the hard work goes on behind the scene. From picking the “perfect” calf, to getting that calf broke, to getting it show ready, the priority of a stock show kid is to represent the best animal they can get their hands on and make them look the best they possibly can with feed, grooming and putting in the hours daily. Days in the cold, the hot, the snow, and the rain are spent making sure everything is perfect for the show. These days of hard work and dedication are where the champions are made. It’s where lessons are learned. When a child is tested to his or her limit and keeps on going. I’ve had kids from school say “all you do is walk your dinner around on a leash.”

They have no idea the amount of time it takes me to get my “dinner” leash ready. I would like to let them come home with me and see how easy it is getting that 500-pound beauty to lead for the first time. Once the show life is over for an animal, some choose to sell their project to make back some of the money they put into it. Others decide to keep the animal and introduce it into their herd. There is nothing like raising a heifer, showing her for 2 years, having her bred, and waiting anxiously for that first calf to be born. In some cases, there is a healthy little calf born, but other times, you get a much different outcome. The most devastating time in my life was when my first show heifer had her first calf and he was stillborn. These are lessons that others could never fathom.


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SHOW RESULTS

MARKET ANIMALS

3RD OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION AOB Dax Siebert

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION CROSSBRED Julia Frye

4TH OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL RESERVE CROSSBRED Ben Jensen

5TH OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION MARKET HEIFER Jami Hoblyn

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION MAINETAINER Trae Meyensburg

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NORTHERN EXPOSURE APRIL 21-22, 2018 \\ BELLEVILLE, KANSAS

HEIFERS

3RD OVERALL HEIFER CHAMPION RED ANGUS Hadley Hartman

SUPREME CHAMPION HEIFER CHAMPION HEREFORD Julia Studer

4TH OVERALL HEIFER RESERVE HEREFORD Jase Beltz

5TH OVERALL HEIFER CHAMPION ANGUS Madison Loschke

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CHAMPION MAINETAINER Jami Hoblyn

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SHOW RESULTS

RING 1 PROSPECT ANIMALS

3RD OVERALL PROSPECT ANIMAL CHAMPION MAINE Claire McCormick

GRAND CHAMPION PROSPECT ANIMAL CHAMPION CROSSBRED Baylor Bonham

4TH OVERALL PROSPECT ANIMAL CHAMPION SIMMENTAL Hayley Burggraf

5TH OVERALL PROSPECT ANIMAL CHAMPION CHIANINA Tommy Glover

RESERVE CHAMPION PROSPECT ANIMAL RESERVE CROSSBRED Charlie Hudgins

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OKLAHOMA BEEF EXPO APRIL 20-22, 2018 \\ STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA

RING 1 PROGRESS ANIMALS

3RD OVERALL PROGRESS ANIMAL CHAMPION SIMMENTAL Hayley Burggraf

GRAND CHAMPION PROGRESS ANIMAL CHAMPION CHAMPION CROSSBRED Julia Frye

4TH OVERALL PROGRESS ANIMAL RESERVE CROSSBRED Charlie Hudgins

5TH OVERALL PROGRESS ANIMAL 3RD CROSSBRED Jett Moore

RESERVE CHAMPION PROGRESS ANIMAL CHAMPION MAINE Denver McKay

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SHOW RESULTS

RING 1 HEIFERS

3RD OVERALL BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION ANGUS Brody Berlowitz

GRAND CHAMPION BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION SIMMENTAL Braelyn Berlowitz

4TH OVERALL BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION MAINE Carlee Clark

5TH OVERALL BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION MAINETAINER Macy Collum

RESERVE CHAMPION BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION HEREFORD Hudson Myers

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OKLAHOMA BEEF EXPO APRIL 20-22, 2018 \\ STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA

RING 2 PROSPECT ANIMALS

3RD OVERALL PROSPECT ANIMAL CHAMPION CHAROLAIS Claire McCormick

GRAND CHAMPION PROSPECT ANIMAL CHAMPION CROSSBRED Baylor Bonham

4TH OVERALL PROSPECT ANIMAL CHAMPION CHIANIA Tommy Glover

5TH OVERALL PROSPECT ANIMAL 3RD CROSSBRED Denver McKay

RESERVE CHAMPION PROSPECT ANIMAL RESERVE CROSSBRED Charlie Hudgins

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SHOW RESULTS

RING 2 PROGRESS ANIMALS

3RD OVERALL PROGRESS ANIMAL CHAMPION SIMMENTAL Hayley Burggraf

GRAND CHAMPION PROGRESS ANIMAL CHAMPION CROSSBRED Julia Frye

4TH OVERALL PROGRESS ANIMAL RESERVE CROSSBRED Charlie Hudgins

5TH OVERALL PROGRESS ANIMAL 3RD CROSSBRED Jett Moore

RESERVE CHAMPION PROGRESS ANIMAL CHAMPION CHIANINA Denver McKay

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OKLAHOMA BEEF EXPO APRIL 20-22, 2018 \\ STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA

RING 2 HEIFERS

3RD OVERALL BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION ANGUS Brody Berlowitz

GRAND CHAMPION BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION SIMMENTAL Braelyn Berlowitz

4TH OVERALL BREEDING HEIFER RESERVE ANGUS Kaylee Langford

5TH OVERALL BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION MAINETAINER Chancee Clark

RESERVE CHAMPION BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION MAINE Berkley McKay

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CATTLE FOR A CAUSE

APRIL 21, 2018 // FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS

MARKET ANIMALS

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL Lexi Peoples

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL Kai Thomsen

BREEDING HEIFERS

RESERVE CHAMPION BREEDING HEIFER Kai Thomsen

GRAND CHAMPION BREEDING HEIFER Josie Wilkins

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NORTH MISSOURI PROSPECT SHOW MARCH 24, 2018 // CHILLICOTHE, MISSOURI

MARKET ANIMALS

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3RD MARKET ANIMAL Kaitie Vanmeter

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL Sophia Valencia

4TH MARKET ANIMAL Katelyn Gillum

5TH MARKET ANIMAL Dawson Minor

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL Kai Thompson

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SHOW RESULTS

BREEDING HEIFERS

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3RD HEIFER RESERVE MAINETAINER Bailee Mccollom

GRAND CHAMPION HEIFER CHAMPION MAINETAINER Chloe VanVliet

4TH HEIFER CHAMPION CHIANINA Elliston Morey

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5TH HEIFER CHAMPION SHORTHORN August Bertz

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CHAMPION ANGUS Reese Thoreson

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SC SHOWDOWN

APRIL 28-29, 2018 // SCOTT CITY, KANSAS

SATURDAY SHOW

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION CROSSBRED

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET BEEF RESERVE CROSSBRED Timber Mefford

Trae Meyensburg

GRAND CHAMPION HEIFER CHAMPION LIMOUSIN

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CHAMPION RED ANGUS Hadley Hartman

Carly Kolterman

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SHOW RESULTS

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET BARROW James DeRouchey

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET BARROW Garrett Anderson

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET LAMB Garrett Anderson

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET LAMB Madison Crider

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET GOAT Becca Paine

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET GOAT Alyssa Clark

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SC SHOWDOWN

APRIL 28-29, 2018 // SCOTT CITY, KANSAS

SUNDAY SHOW

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION CROSSBRED

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET BEEF RESERVE CROSSBRED Trae Meyensburg

Timber Mefford

GRAND CHAMPION HEIFER CHAMPION LIMOUSIN

RESERVE CHAMPION HEIFER CHAMPION RED ANGUS Hadley Hartman

Carly Kolterman

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SHOW RESULTS

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET BARROW James DeRouchey

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET BARROW Torrie Thiel

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET LAMB Madison Crider

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET LAMB Caitlyn Anderson

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET GOAT Becca Paine

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET GOAT TJ Rice

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WILD BILL BEEF SHOOTOUT MAY 5, 2018 // ABILENE, KANSAS

MARKET ANIMALS

3RD OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION HEREFORD Kaden Hitz

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION CROSSBRED Kael Lange

4TH OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION SHORTHORN Jackie Sleichter

5TH OVERALL MARKET ANIMAL RESERVE SIMMENTAL Spencer Riffel

RESERVE CHAMPION MARKET ANIMAL CHAMPION SIMMENTAL Kaden Camerlinck

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SHOW RESULTS

BREEDING HEIFERS

3RD OVERALL HEIFER CHAMPION ANGUS Eva Hinrichsen

GRAND CHAMPION BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION CHAROLAIS Isom Marston

4TH OVERALL HEIFER CHAMPION MAINETAINER Anaya McCune

5TH OVERALL HEIFER CHAMPION RED ANGUS Anaya McCune

RESERVE CHAMPION BREEDING HEIFER CHAMPION LIM-FLEX McKenna Richardson

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CLOVER CLASSIC 4-H SHOW

MARCH 17, 2018 // WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA

RESERVE MARKET STEER Shane Kendall

GRAND CHAMPION MARKET STEER Nora Cave

RESERVE SUPREME HEIFER & CHAMPION ANGUS Matti Harward

SUPREME CHAMPON HEIFER & CHAMPION HEREFORD Jordan Mitchem

RESERVE ANGUS Marcie Harward

RESERVE HEREFORD HEIFER Nora Cave

NOT PICTURED: CHAMPION AOB: Alex Cassvaugh RESERVE AOB: Alexia Kirkpatrick CHAMPION COMMERCIAL: Wyatt Kendall RESERVE COMMERCIAL: Nate Bowman CHAMPION PERCENT SIMMENTAL: Cara Smith RESERVE PERCENT SIMMENTAL: Cooper Joines

CHAMPON SIMMENTAL Thomas Smith

RESERVE SIMMENTAL Cara Smith

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Dakota ‘Coco’ Martin Hometown: Mason, TX Age: 12

Species and breeds of livestock you show: Market goats, sheep, steers and hogs. Siblings names/ages: Chama Martin Schaefer (23), Sierra Martin (21), Aspen ‘Bob’ Martin (16). What is your favorite show and why? The National Western in Denver Colorado is my favorite show because I love the traditions, and being able to walk through the historic stock yards with my family. What is your favorite show memory and why: My favorite show memory was winning Reserve Grand Champion Market Hog at the 2016 San Antonio Livestock Show, it was my first major show win and I won reserve while driving my very special barrow, JJ. Tell us about your all-time favorite show animal: I have been blessed with several very special animals during my 4 years showing so it is hard to choose one, but my favorite show goat

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ever was my goat Cade that won the State Fair of Texas in 2016. He had the sweetest personality and from the time he came home, I knew he was really good! Do you have anything you keep in your show box for good luck or any good luck rituals on show day? My family has had a special mermaid towel since my oldest sister began showing, it is worn very thin and we are extremely careful with it. I am not sure it is really lucky, I think we have just been blessed but it is always fun to use it on an animal before I go in the show ring. Least favorite show-day or show-barn activity: Without a doubt, cleaning out and rebedding the hog barn is my least favorite chore, but it must be done!

What do you like to do outside of the barn/show ring: When I am not busy working animals or gone to a show, I enjoy spending time on the Llano River with my family. Favorite book or author: My favorite book

is The Bible because it is the greatest story ever written. Favorite movie: I have a trifecta of favorite movies: The Sandlot, The Little Rascals, and McLintock. Favorite food: PIZZA! Without a doubt! What are your college or career goals: I would like to attend either Texas A&M or Texas Tech and be a veterinarian when I grow up. Do you have a quote or motto you like to follow? If so, what is it? “Let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.” Galatians 6:9 Who is someone you’d like to thank for helping you succeed in the showring: It takes a community of people to show four species of livestock and there are so many who help us, but the main reason for my success is because of my parents, Glen and Rae Ann. My dad works hard to find us the right livestock, and my mom is the driving force behind our day to day chores.


Hometown: Shelby, OH Age: 18 Species and breeds of livestock you show: I have shown a variety of breeds of heifers including: Angus, Charolais, Chianina, Hereford, MaineAnjou, Shorthorn, and Simmental. What is your favorite show and why? My favorite show is Jr. Nationals because you get to travel to a new/different place each year and meet a lot of new people throughout the week. What is your favorite show memory and why? My favorite show memory is the week at Charolais Jr. Nationals in 2016 with my heifer Princess. I had a great time participating in contests and activities that week and made many lifelong friends. I would do a lot to be able to relive that week with those people and Princess all over again. Tell us about your all-time favorite show animal. My all-time favorite show heifer is a Charolais heifer named Princess. She is a Firewater x Thomas Ms. Impressive 0641 that I pur-

chased from Schaeffer Show Cattle in 2015. She was Reserve Champion Charolais Female at Jr. Nationals and in the Jr. Show at NAILE. Princess always had an interesting personality and always managed to make a big scene wherever she went (which sometimes was embarrassing in the moment). For example, at Jr. Nationals in showmanship when the line pulled up to the fence/gate to walk, Princess started eating a sponsor banner that was hanging up. Princess was always hungry and had a reputation for eating any decorations at the backdrop. Do you have anything you keep in your show box for good luck or any good luck rituals on show day? I always keep a picture of Princess from Jr. Nationals in the back of my show number harness. It reminds me that anything is possible. Least favorite show-day or show-barn activity? Loading up after a show – After a long day of showing heifers the worst is to have to load the entire trailer after the show. Also, I am always sad to have to leave the show and my show family.

What do you like to do outside of the barn/ show ring? Spend time with friends and family Favorite TV Show/Series: Grey’s Anatomy Favorite food: Pizza What are your college or career goals? I plan to attend the Ohio State University Mansfield Campus and major in Early Childhood Education. Do you have a quote or motto you like to follow? If so, what is it? You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. – Mae West Who is someone you’d like to thank for helping you succeed in the showring? I would like to thank my mom for helping me with heifers every day at home. Also, I would like to thank anyone that gave up apart of their life to help us in anyway, rather it be: traveling with us across the country, setting up stalls, working heifers at shows, clipping, fitting, or lending us a hand at home with the cow herd. Thank you so much.

Kathy Lehman

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MISSOURI Club Calf Association

Missouri Club Calf Association has had a very busy show season. Thank you to all who participated and became a member of the Missouri Club Calf Association. Missouri Club Calf Association is gearing up for our awards ceremony on August 13th. There we will have lots of prizes and a nice dinner to recognize the achievements of the MCCA exhibitors. We are updating the website as quickly as possible with the points from this show season! If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, get ahold of a junior board member, or check out our contact page on our website. www.missouriclubcalfassoc.com

2018 MCCA MEMBERSHIP FORM

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MAIL TO: MCCA c/o Taylor Boland 16281 Hwy 127 Sweet Springs, MO 65351 Or turn in at an upcoming show.

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PROFESSOR to PRODUCER

By Dr. Paul Walker, Professor Emeritus DI Walker Consulting

COWS DON’T HAVE TO EAT HAY As I write this article it is the first of May. It has been a great winter to sell hay. This winter, I made it a habit to attend the weekly hay sale at the local sale barn each Wednesday. With higher quality, big round bales bringing $180 a piece, and small square bales routinely selling for $7 - $8, no wonder producers have been selling/culling lower producing and older cows.

My father always instilled in me to put up more hay than I knew I would need and I have diligently followed his advice. But, sometimes, for some producers that is easier said than done. In our geographic area, last summer was dryer than normal and some producers had to start feeding hay in late summer and throughout the fall, reducing their hay supplies. Compounding the drought and reduced hay supplies was a winter that seemed to drag on and we went from a late winter right to a summer with no spring weather. Grass was slow to grow and producers found themselves having to continue to feed hay. My fear this year is similar to last year, i.e. a short hay supply. Nationally, hay acres are 3% to 5% lower. Grass may headout shorter this spring reducing harvested hay tonnage per acre. But, you know, cows do not have to eat hay. There are many other low cost roughages available.

Some of these by-products are dry feeds (less than 20% moisture) and others are high-moisture feedstuffs (containing up to 80% water). I suggest producers think outside the box and look around their local area for available feedstuffs. Do it now, before you need an alternative feed source.

I guess I am old enough to see a feedstuff like corn cobs go full circle from little to no dollar value to over $100:ton in the 1990s, to little or no dollar value currently. Corn cobs have little nutritional value (0% digestible protein, 40% TDN). To prevent sorting, cobs must be ground to 3/8 inch or less particle size. But, when mixed with products like distillers grains (DGS), whole shelled corn (a very economical feed last fall and early in 2018), CDS (condensed distillers solubles – a co-product of ethanol production), or Mix 30® low cost diets suitable for beef cows can be created. A mixture of 40% CDS and 60% ground corn cobs equals 10% CP and 58% TDN (DM basis) at 22% moisture. A mixture of 20% modified wet DGS and 80% ground corn stalks results in a diet containing 10.4% CP and 61.6% TDN at 26% moisture. Brewers grains – BG, (a by-product of alcohol production, especially beer) have been an available feedstuff as either dried brew

ers grains or high-moisture brewers grains (80% moisture, 23% CP, 6.6% TDN) for many years. Brewers grains have less nutritional value than DGS. Historically, trucking costs have been a problem when feeding BG as most plants producing alcohol have been located considerable distance from many cow-calf producers. More recently, BG have become more readily available with the development of local craft breweries. The primary problem with BG from a local craft brewery is their production (tonnage) is low because they are small-scale breweries. Another problem with BG produced locally is the BG are very high in moisture (up to 80+%). Therefore, to keep trucking costs low, the brewery must be local. However, a mixture of 25% BG and 75% ground stalks yields a diet containing 10.5% CP and 57.8% TDN at 35% moisture. These example diets show that there are other choices to feed cows that are more economical than hay when hay is relatively high-priced. Yes, hay is easy to feed in long stem form, but wasted hay can be high and dietary cost can be cost prohibitive. Editors Note: If you have questions about this topic, please feel free to contact Dr. Walker at 309-963-4913, pwalker@ilstu.edu or 578 Old Peoria Rd, Danvers, IL 61732

One of my recommendations to cowcalf producers is to consider planting 10 to 60 acres (depending on herd size and forage needs) of an annual forage [wheat, oats, rye, triticale, sorghums (Sudangrass, Sorghum Sudan Hybrids, Sudex®)] and harvesting the forage as either dry feed or high-moisture feed. Producers should consider non-traditional roughages as a cow feedstuff. One of my textbooks lists over 30 feedstuffs that can be used as a roughage. Included are by-products like corn cobs, straws, cornstalks, grain hulls (oat, barley, soybean hulls, etc.), by-products of the citrus industry, by-products of the vegetable industry and the list goes on. June/July 2018 • theshowcircuit.com

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