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Troubadour x Yellow Jacket

Second high selling steer, 2011 Cream of the Crop Sales

3/4 Charolais with a Club Calf look registered Chi and Charolais % — thf Phaf — works great on heat wave semen available through some major ComPanies or CollinsCattleserviCes.Com Troubadour x Heat Wave

Troubadour x Heat Wave Choppin’ Wood

Troubadour x Heat Wave

2011 Reserve Grand Steer, Star of Texas


Chopper

ZKCC

The proof is in the performance,

Chopper did not disappoint in his first calf crop. He produced a $38,500 heifer calf at the Classic Female Sale with an average on 6 head of $13,392 in his first sire group. We continue to get reports from across the nation on Chopper calves. They are big topped, solid made and marketable, with beautiful baldy faces. He and his offspring are a direct testament to the power that Steel Force is able to transmit down through the generations.

Chopper

Sire: Steel Force Dam: Ms Meyer 31S1 of TH

Purebred Simmental ~ Reg. # 2453413

Griswold

Cattle

CE 9.3 BW 0.6

WW 31.1 YW 51.6

Milk -0.3 API 106.3

This popular Chopper daughter has been a many time show champion, including Champion Low % Simmental at the Illinois Beef Expo. She sold as lot 31 in the GCC Classic sale to Lucas Wisnefski, Wyoming, IL

Chopper Semen $25/unit Owned by Griswold Cattle, Kraenow Cattle, Top Sires, & Phil Lautner

GCC Griswold Cattle

5922 South Brush Creek Stillwater, Oklahoma 74074 John 405-780-3300 Office: 405-372-3300 gcccattle@gmail.com www.gcccattle.com

Lot 29 Sold to Jim Krug, Newhall, IA

Lot 32 Sold to Craig Jumps, Culbertson, NE

To be placed on the GCC mailing list, please call 405-372-1068 or email gcccatalog@gmail.com


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semen: $25/uniT

Available from all major distributors. Who Da Man X Emerald Lady 138M by Meyer 734 TH-Free & PHA-Free Born April 2010 | Scurred | BW 85 lbs.

dsul

The best son of one of the best cows in show business! His dam is the $65,000 record top-seller of the Frozen Gold, and his full sister might be better. This is the Who Da Man son you’ve been waiting for with all of the power, style, and structure we love and the THF/PHAF profile you need to fix your problem cows. Call now for best availability! Bainridge donor 11T The 2008 ACA National Reserve Champion Chi Female. Full sister to Man Up Dan Sullivan • Hillsboro, TX 254-582-7096 •254-582-0814 www.sullivanranch.net Bainridge/THrg emerald lady 138m Dam of DSUL Man Up

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Winegardner ShoW Cattle Lima, Ohio • bmwinegardner@yahoo.com Brad: 419-303-3399 •Tyler: 419-236-4375


Sibs & Progeny of these champions available!

PurPle reign Cattle ComPany randy & Jamie mullinix 309-995-3013 • 309-853-6565 RR1, Box 173 • Toulon, IL 61483 Purple_reign@hotmail.com

www.purplereigncattle.com

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Phone/Fax 1-800-787-8690 www.theshowcircuit.com Owners Schumaker Publications, Inc. Editor-In-Chief Roland Schumaker II direct: 309.365.7105 roland@theshowcircuit.com 21009 Clarksville Rd., Lexington, IL 61753 Production Director Carrie Rhoades-Behlke carrie@theshowcircuit.com Black Diamond, Alberta, Canada Creative Director Catherine Williams Neumayr catherine@theshowcircuit.com P.O. Box 505, Boling, TX 77420 Web Director Amber Martin amber@theshowcircuit.com Norwalk, IA Kris BlacK John sullivan chucK Barton Brandon Bird ridling Farms available through all major companies and the troubadour syndicate.

www.collinscattleservices.com 1-800-975-6313 immediate shipping at ccollinsinc@gmail.com

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OppORtunities :: For embryo availability on these and other donors, please check our website, deroucheycattle.com. Currently, we have over 50 females pictured that are working in our herd. LOOking aheaD :: We will have an outstanding set of bulls, heifers, and show steers available this fall.

6242 — Full FluSH x Meyer 734 :: embryos available by Heat Wave and Hard Drive.

51991 — AFterSHoCk x AnguS :: embryos available by Way Cool.

525R — Sonny x gunSMoke :: Registered Shorthorn • THF, PHF embryos available by Final Solution and Hard Drive.

630 — AliAS x CHAr/AnguS :: embryos available by Classic, yellow Jacket, and Monopoly.

Fred & Joan DeRouchey 1001 Hurst Ave., Mitchell, South Dakota 57301 Home: 605-990-6488 • Fax: 605-990-6489 • Cell: 605-530-6488 derouchey@mitchelltelecom.net • www.deroucheycattle.com June/July 2011 • theshowcircuit.com

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If you are looking for something that puts that bloom and fat on a sheep or goat without making them soft to handle, then SHEEP/GOAT GLUCoat is THE Answer! • Sheep/Goat GLUCoat is a sugar product. The unique blend of sugars keeps the rumen working longer and faster than just a single source of glucose such as cane molasses. By speeding up rumen activity comes increased feed intake and palatability. It has been shown to dramatically enhance fat cover, increase feed efficiency and average daily gain. • Sheep/Goat GLUCoat also has the Cellarator technology as it contains the active ingredient Cell-rate, which aids in the process of cellular replication, supports the animal’s immune system, lowers stress levels, and aids in muscle and fat development. • Sheep/Goat GLUCoat has a refined flavored fish oil that contains the highest levels of Omega 3 Fatty Acids for joint health and naturally occurring Vitamin E which is great for skin and wool quality. • Sheep/Goat GLUCoat can also increase glucose levels which is stored in the body as fat, giving livestock that bloomier, fuller, softer look while maintaining that hard muscle shape that is demanded in the show ring today. • Sheep/Goat GLUCoat is molasses based and sweet to the taste, sheep and goats love it!

For ordering this product, visit our website, www.naturalsolutionsforlivestock.com, for a dealer locator or go to our National Distributors -

618.546.5035

SHEEP/GOAT GLUCoat is the next level or generation to a fat source or supplement. You will never use a fat product again! Your sheep or goat will feel better, act better and their eating habits will change. SHEEP/GOAT GLUCoat WILL KEEP YOU READY FOR THE RING!!

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Oklahoma Youth Expo Grand Champion Steer

FWSS Grand Champion Steer

The toughest shows in the land, these competitive families trust in Sullivan’s American Royal Grand Champion Steer

2010 Trifecta of Junior National Champion Females

NAILE Grand Champion Steer

Two-time Supreme Champion Shorthorn at the NAILE

American Royal Supreme Champion Female

Thank you for the confidence in Sullivan’s grooming products!

Fitting Tip From The Pro’s - Todd Caldwell When fitting a leg there is one product line that stands out. Sullivan’s Prime Time and Tail Adhesive. They dry completely and leave the hair crisp so it clips off with ease.

Sullivan adhesives perform in all types of weather - winter, spring, summer or fall. These products will not wilt or fall down in the humidity. We proceed with the Sullivan’s Ultra White Touch-Up as a leg builder and use Black Finisher as our final cover-up. Their level of performance and real hair-like appearance is unmatched. And Sullivan Touch-Ups will not melt your adhesive.

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Todd Caldwell, Caldwell Show Cattle


The Sullivan SMART Comb™

A multi-tasking, yet lightest weight comb on the market. Interchangeable blades securely snap in and out.

Sullivan’s The Hair Wizard™ Unique wire teeth separates every last strand of hair. Actually reaches under the hair, down to the hide and pulls up that hair you didn’t even know existed.

Sullivan’s Titan Show Box™

Sullivan’s Totally Tuned Double Blower Cart™

The most complete show box ever built. Available in treadbright, wave (picture) or circle design.

Features an all metal “Y” system that eliminates the need for short blower hoses. Generates more sealed air pressure and operates problem free.

VitaFerm/Sullivan Appetite Igniter™

Sullivan’s ALERT™

A prebiotic paste, granulates or drench combining the superior science of VitaFerm with the show cattle knowledge and needs from Sullivan Supply.

A caffeine and ginseng instant energy. Boosts the metabolism of lathargic show cattle. Drug free.

Stock show family owned & operated sind 1989. SULLIVAN SUPPLY, SOUTH

SULLIVAN SUPPLY, INC.

Hillsboro, Texas Order Line: 1-800-588-7096 sullivan@hillsboro.net

Dunlap, Iowa Order Line: 1-800-475-5902 sales@sullivansupply.com

www.sullivansupply.com

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September 11 • Goertzen Show Calves View calves online at showsteers.com/goertzen View calves in pasture all summer long, or August 29 to September 11 at Schultz Farms viewing pasture in Cairo, Neb.

Plus calves by: Hoo Too, Heat Wave, Power In The Blood, Ring of Fire, Lifeline, Tiny Tim, Rodman, Whale Ass, and Boardwalk

Reserve Exotic Steer, 2000 Fort Worth Stock Show Cow: Goertzen/MCF Jane 6

Champion Steer, 1999 TJLA Fall Classic Cow: Goertzen/MCF Jane 6

3rd Overall & Ch. Market Heifer, 2010 Iowa Beef Expo Grand Champion Steer, 2010 Ohio State Fair Congratulations Wooster Family! Cow: Schultz 358 Congratulations Heinz Family! Cow: Schultz 439

viewinG Pasture

(at Schultz Farms, 8-29 to 9-11) York Just 5 miles south of I-80!

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Many Time Champion Congratulations Chamberlain Family! Cow: Baby Girl - Joyce Show Cattle

MCF Dallas (dam is full sister to Endangered Species 478L)

Goertzen

show calves

403 Rd. A • Henderson, Nebraska 68371 Home: 402-723-4931 • Kurt: 402-694-8964 • Kathryn: 402-694-8963 kgoertzen@mainstaycomm.net • showsteers.com/goertzen


An Elite Event. from the proven ranch of national-level success in Ree Heights, South Dakota

Don’t miss these elite pasture events: • Elite Pasture Sale 100 head sell in our annual Private Treaty Bid-Off Sale 3rd weekend in Sept. Hosted by Reimann Ranch, Ree Heights, SD Located 45 minutes from Wessington Springs • New for the first time! For the first time, we will also have a pasture with priced calves for sale at a first come, first serve basis. Ree Heights, SD Once again, our offering is the best of the best, including: • 100 head of steers and heifers of all different price ranges, sires, breeds, colors and sizes. • Out of 1,000 head of AI’d cows and over 200 ET calves.

Nick, Kyrstin, and Croix Reimann phone: 605-871-3642 Kent and Nora Reimann Barry and Jill Reimann phone: 605-943-5655

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Modern Styling and Legendary Construction. Only EBY gives you both!

Shown with optional black and stainless nose panels

SHOW STOCK BOX Lightweight, strong, unique punch side look, 6’ model length shown

Since 1938, EBY has been the pioneering leader in advanced lightweight aluminum designs, proven construction and solid resale value. Today EBY leads the competition with the most sought after product features and convenient options.

It’s no wonder you find more Eby’s parked in the show lot than any other aluminum brand! Low Profile Bumper Hitch - a full range of low-pro options available!

M. H. EBY, Inc.

Blue Ball, PA 800-292-4752 / West Jefferson, OH 800-752-0507 / Story City, IA 866-894-3297 To find your local dealer, go to www.mheby.com or call 800-752-0507

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Semen available!

Contact Alan Miller for information at 217-840-6935. Please continue to visit us online at pvfangus.com for news and updates on these promising sires.

P V F Radiance 0126 BW WW YW I+1.6 48 86 AAA Reg.: +16798330 • Birth Date: 04/09/2010 Sire: SAV Brilliance 8077 • Dam: PVF Missie 790 Owned with: Betzold Farms

MM I+24

P V F ALL Payday 729 BW WW YW +4.6 63 114 AAA Reg.: 15779234 • Birth Date: 02/01/2007 Sire: SAV Payroll 5281 • Dam: PVF Blackbird 201 Owned with: TC Ranch, Adcock Land and Livestock

MM 29

P V F Insight 0129 BW WW YW I+1.6 48 86 AAA Reg.: +16805884 • Birth Date: 04/17/2010 Sire: SAV Brilliance 8077 • Dam: PVF Missie 790 Owned with: Express Ranches

MM I+24

P V F Windfall SCC 9005 BW WW YW MM I+4.4 I+47 I+87 I+22 AAA Reg.: 16416682 • Birth Date: 01/03/2009 Sire: PVF ALL Payday 729 • Dam: Dameron PVF Proven Queen 010 Owned with: Four Corners Farms, Haas Angus, Stertzbach Cattle Co., York Farms, Hilmes Angus, Schafer Stock Farm

Gridley, Illinois AlAn & TheresA Miller: 217-840-6935 • pvfangus@gmail.com OrlAn & CArOl BrAndOn & CAThY JOnes: 309-258-1266

visit us online at:

pvfangus.com

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His Awesome Daughters are Making...

GREAT FEMALES!

For Calving Ease & Super Females, He’s Your BEST CHOICE!

Destined to be the Future Cornerstone Producers of the Club Calf Industry Cowherds! “Using Copyright in 2011 Will Impact Your Cowherd for Decades!”

• Semen: $25

(100+ discounts from APEX)

Semen also available from SEK, Top Sires, Cattle Visions, Stepping Stone and Bovine Elite.

TOP 10%

DCC New Look (OCC Genesis) DUFF Outlook 472 DCC Merle 022 (OCC Grand Prix)

Feed Efficiency OCC Headliner 661H (OCC Emblazon Ranking! OCC Headliner 317K OCC Miss Doctor 343H (OCC Doctor)

Angus A+ PLUS Genetics... at their BEST!

Video of Copyright and his calves at www.apexcattle.com Heifer and Bull Sexed Semen Now Available at NEW ‘Affordable’ Pricing. Call APEX to learn more.

APEX Cattle... your genetic source! For Semen Inquiries call 308-750-0200 1146 7th Avenue • Dannebrog, NE 68831 sales@apexcattle.com • www.apexcattle.com Located only 20 miles NW of Grand Island, NE

His daughters... Real Cow Makers!

Randy Schuring 507 S 2nd St - Andover, SD 57422 605-298-5238 (o) - 605-298-7238 (c)

Both from Two year Old Heifers, Born Unassisted and Pictured at Nine Months!


Grand Champion Female, Heart of it All, Ring B

4th OverAll Champion Female, Iowa Beef Expo Grand Champion Female, Ohio State AGR Holiday Classic

Reserve Grand Champion Female, Badger Kick-off Classic

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Female, NWSS Junior Show Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Female, NAILE Junior Show

Tim & Emily Schaeffer 765.541.0738

14622 Crull Road, Hagerstown, IN 47346 Paul & Tracy Schaeffer

Nate Tice 717.926.0874

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Your next opportuinty with Schaeffer/Tice

PASTURE SALE - 9.11.11 ON-LINE AUCTION - 12.20 - 12.21.11


t e k c a J Yellow lones & His C

Registered 50% Maine Sired by Lifeline out of Hoo Doo Ranch Phylli

His sons and daughters featured in the 2011 Cream of the Crop Sale! w Jacket Sired by Yello

THE CONTINUED SUCCESS OF YELLOW JACKET Without question, Yellow Jacket has proven himself as one of the most consistent and versatile Charolais x Maine sires of this generation. His ability to sire champion females, champion steers and top selling replacement females, donors and herd bulls is unmatched. Few sires can claim the versatility and completeness of this bull. THF and PHAF, sound and consistent - that’s a hard combination to find today. Works great on Heat Wave daughters.

RECENT SUCCESS INCLUDES...

• Many top selling steer, heifer and herd bull prospects from $10,000 to $50,000 reported. • His dam is the $100,000+ producer that is also in our cloning program. • At least three Denver display sires in 2011. • Supreme Female 2011 Iowa Beef Expo • Reserve Grand Steer 2011 Ft. Worth Stock Show • Top seller 2011 Embryos on Snow

ale at the Supreme Fem 11 Iowa Beef 20 e iv tit pe com Yellow Jacket; by d Expo - Sire commanded r her flush brothe 11 Embryos 20 e th in $11,000 on Snow.

SEMEN AVAILABILITY

$30 / Unit - Through Major Companies

clone Yellow Jacket

OWNED BY KRIS BLACK - JR STELZER RICKY GREY - MARK STEEL

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owned by: hixon show cattle laramie, wyoming todd: 307-761-2973 melody: 307-761-2972

dob: February 2010 bw: 96 pounds sire: Monopoly dam: heat seeker x big dog PHAF, THC

Semen can be purchased through owner or any semen distributor.

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For More inForMation ContaCt

todd Caldwell | 309.253.5729 todd@cwcattlesales.com dan willoughby | 317.340.6392 dan_willoughby@msn.com online at CwCattleSaleS.CoM

Why CW Cattle SaleS? Because CW Cattle Sales delivers more for your dollar than any other online auction service in the industry. • More Exposure Coast to Coast • Honest & Reliable Service You Deserve • Serving The Livestock Industry For Over 30 Years • The Most Competitive Rates Available

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2011 SaleS Calendar


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Ranch Hand – 7’ Interior, Lengths 16’ to 24’

Roper – For the Rancher, the Showman & the Rider

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Designed for the Show Circuit • Foreman Model 9024 – 90” interior; 24’ long • Gates – Full Swing Inner Slide and Roller Gate • 36” Side Ramp with Door • Tie Rails – Double height in and out • Pop-up Roof Vents – Located in front hauling compartment • Load Light on Rear • Custom Alcoa Aluminum Wheels • Riveted Contruction – Eliminates weakening aluminum material with intense welding heat. • New Rear Door Slam Catch – Patent pending catch allows the rear door to be slammed closed. The spring-loaded catch grabs and holds the rear door shut enough to allow the lock rod to be engaged. Wilson...A Great Name to Have Behind You Since 1890. 4400 S. Lewis Blvd. Sioux City, IA 51106 712-252-6500 email: sales@wilsontrailer.com

Stampede – 81” Interior, No Fenders, Light Weight.

Adjustable compartment roller gate, road-side double height tie rails, and pop-up roof vents. Wilson aluminum gooseneck livestock trailers are a smart buy – by design.

For the Dealer Nearest You Call

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Looking to maximize your profit potential this fall? Start on MoorMan’s® ShowTec® Beef Creep BT 53451MUZ today! “All of these cattle were started out on MoorMan’s ShowTec Beef Creep BT (53451MUZ) from June 1st all the way through our sale in November. With ShowTec, we feel we give ourselves the best chance for our cattle to look their best on sale day. But more importantly, go home and continue to grow, mature, and do well for our customers.” Brian Fox with Blind Badger Ranch

BBR Rumor Mill

Owned by: Blind Badger Ranch, Carlos and Pat Wolfe, Shae Geffert, and Bob May Sire: Mercedes Benz Dam: CGMC Sedgwicks Erica 5T TH/PHA Free, 5/8 Maine

Vickland Family

Champion AOB 3rd Overall at 2011 CSU Green & Gold and Champion Simmental at 2010 Kansas Beef Expo

Wagner Family

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Heifer 2010 Kansas Beef Expo

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This winning handshake brought to you by with Now, your market steers and heifers can have the visible benefits that Zilmax® (zilpaterol hydrochloride 4.8%) has given U.S. feedlot cattle since 2007. ShowMaxx® uses the power of Zilmax to convert feed energy where it counts to give your show string more muscle across the top and hip. Show to win. Call Sullivan Supply today for ShowMaxx at 1-800-588-7096 (Texas Store) or 1-800-475-5902 (Iowa Store). Visit sullivansupply.com or ShowMaxxCattle.com. ShowMaxx has a withdrawal period 3 days prior to harvest. Check your show rules for specific withdrawal requirements. Not for use in animals intended for breeding. Do not allow horses or other equines access to feed containing zilpaterol. Do not use in veal calves. For complete information refer to product label. ShowMaxx is a registered trademark of X.F. Enterprises, Inc. Zilmax is property of Intervet International B.V. or affiliated companies or licensors and is protected by copyrights, trademark and other intellectual property laws. Copyright © 2010 Intervet International B.V. All rights reserved. 1210 BV-ZIL-40160

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$20,995

$7,291

ID# 11420 2010 ELITE Show Cattle Combo with front dress area. 24’ box, 7’ wide, 7’ tall. 4’ Front dress area w/carpeted floor, 3 movable saddle racks, 2 center gates that make into 2 - 10’ box stalls.

ID# 56399 2010 Titan Classic BP Stock trailer. 6’ 8” W x18’ L x 7’ Tall. Outside Galvannealed smooth steel skin, double lined w/Galvanealed steel on the inside. 6000# rubber torsion axles, 1 center gate.

$19,288

$18,074

ID# 12518 2012 Elite Stock trailer. 7’ wide, 24’ long, 6’ 6” tall. 2 center gates w/3 8’ box stalls. Black skin on GN and nose, plexiglass in cracks, additional LED lights.

$25,398

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Twenty-five $1,000 Scholarships The future of livestock production is in good hands. The distinguished Sullivan Supply Youth Scholarship program has energized our confidence in the quality of young people ready to take the reins as leaders in their field. Congratulations to all 1,014 of you from 43 states that had the determination to apply. A special thank you to the scholarship selection committee of industry leaders (non-Sullivan Supply employees or family members) who volunteered three days of their time for this project. After 21 years of living and loving the industry, we are more excited than ever to see what the future will bring with our youth at the helm. John and Dede Sullivan Dan Sullivan Sullivan Supply, Inc. Sullivan Supply South, Inc. And our entire staff and dealers

1,014 applicants from 43 states! Ty Bayer - Ringle, WI True stockman with the skills to clip, fit, calve and raise his own livestock. Denver Champion Angus and Red Angus females and Supreme Showman, Wisconsin State Fair. Sponsored with Kegley Show Supply

Courtney Jass - Garner, IA

Cassie Hoblyn - York, NE

“Lead, don’t follow” is the motto Courtney lives by. She was Iowa Jr. Beef Breeds President, twoyears; Iowa Jr. Simmental President, three-years; and State Champion FFA livestock judging team.

An outstanding role model for the junior livestock industry. Exhibitor of National Junior Heifer Show Champions - yet, win, lose or draw, her sportsmanships sets her apart.

Brady Jensen - Courtland, KS

Ashley Skeels - Boerne, TX

Two-time class President; 4-H and FFA President; State Champion 4-H Livestock Judging Team and High Individual. Sponsored with Valley Vet

Spends her time mentoring youth for numberous show cattle clinics. Three-time Jr. National Champion Showman and heifer champions at Louisville, Denver and San Antonio.

Hannah Winegardner - Lima, OH

Taylor Shackelford - Gunter, TX

Her success in the show ring is known by all, but her assistance with teaching children classes at her church defines her caring spirit. Sponsored with Highland Enterprises, Provico, Ohio Valley and White Show Supply

From the moment Taylor was old enough, he made his own choices with his livestock. His independent thinking molded a successful and diversified young stockman resulting in Championships at the majors.

Lisa Reid - Brighton, CO

Carly Wesner - Chalmers, IN

Showtimes magazine co-owner; CO State Fair Champion Steers; and a 4-time all-state judging team member. Lisa received the distinguished honor of Sullivan’s “Best Presented Application.”

Simmental blood runs through her veins. Fourtime national champion high-school judging team; High-Individual, American Royal and National Barrow Show judging contests.

Sponsored with Bauman Family Show Supply

Ashley Judge - San Luis Obispo, CA A natural born a leader. She is the current President of the CA Jr. Shorthorn and Angus Assoc. Ashley is also a two-year high individual in the CA FFA livestock judging contest.

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Sponsored with Sinnamon Show Supply

Paige Wallace - Stotts City, MO 2011 Miss American Angus, yet not afraid to get her hands dirty. Involved in every facet of her purebred cattle operation. Has successfully raised national champion caliber livestock. Sponsored with Mid-Missouri Feed


Morgan Meisenheimer - Mount Airy, MD

Paige Allen - St. Charles, MN

Morgan set an all-time scoring record in beef cattle oral reasons and total points on her way to capturing the high individual honors at the NAILE. Raised multiple champions at the MD State Fair. Sponsored with Scottsdale Supply

Multi-state and national FFA award winner. Her genuine joy for helping others is infectious. Her ongoing responsibility as coordinator of Minnesota’s largest junior jackpot event is proof of her commitment.

Britney Creamer - Montrose, CO

Mallorie Renee Phelps - Grandview, TX

2011 National Jr. Angus Assoc. President and ’10 National Jr. Angus Show Champion Showman. Leaders aren’t born - it’s through their perseverance and efforts. They will themselves to succeed.

Coached 4-H meats judging team; exhibited the 2011 NWSS National Champion Polled Hereford Heifer; and was named second highindividual at the 2011 NWSS meats judging contest.

Sponsored with Bauman Family Show Supply

Bailey Buck - Madill, OK Cody Burke - Genoa, NE Perhaps the most talented cattle fitter/clipper for his age in America, yet still maintained a 4.0 GPA. Cody’s family exhibited Champion Steer at 2010 NAILE & Ak-Sar-Ben.

Jacob Boyert - Seville, OH Three sport captain in high-school. Yet Jake’s proudest moment was this year in Denver where he exhibited the Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer - and did it as a family.

Bailey was raised by the concept - we show cattle to raise our kids - and now has excelled in all aspects of life as a result. She has exhibited champions at every major in the country. Her future plans are attain a bio-chemistry/molecular biology degree. Sponsored with The Winning Edge, Brad Cox

Rachel Glascock - Pilot Point, TX

Sponsored with Highland Enterprises, Provico, Ohio Valley and White Show Supply

Rachel is a Texas State FFA Officer who working diligently to improve and expand her own Simmental herd. Competitive cattle, FFA and American agriculture is Rachel’s heartbeat.

Jamie Bloomberg - Berwick, IL

Laine Martin - Curryville, MO

Independent ... forward thinking ... creating her own splash best describes Jamie. A true entrepreneur that developed, created and promoted her own jewelry and accessory business.

Multiple state fair champions, yet modest at winning. Her high character and work ethic is the model for the junior livestock industry.

Mollie Lastovica - College Station, TX

Tamar Ellen Adcock - Assumption, IL

Reigning President of the Texas State 4-H Council and high-individual at the Texas State 4-H livestock judging contest and Houston Livestock Show contest.

Two historic cattle families unite (parents Jim Adcock and Jan Unger). Tamar blazes her own trail with national champion Herefords while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and class valedictorian.

Lindsay Upperman - Chambersburg, PA At the ripe old age of 18, Lindsay is named fund raising chair for the 2011 National Jr. Angus Show. Pennsylvania Jr. Angus Assoc. President and Queen. Stepping up is her middle name. Sponsored with Scottsdale Supply

Sponsored with Mid-Missouri Feed

Troy Shaw - Ogden, IA 4-H, family and outstanding sportsmanship are Troy’s goals. His many championships are the bonus. Good things happen to good people ... for a reason.

Check out www.sullivansupply.com to see the list of the gold star and silver star award winners. June/July 2011 • theshowcircuit.com

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Right Direction

Solution

There are not many places that have stood the test of time. Year after year we have been fortunate to produce champions at all levels - JACKPOTS AND MAJORS. Here at Cates Farms we are on our third generation of determination and are eager to

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September 3, 2011 Star Search VIX Sale

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Bloodstone


Reserve Champion Female, 2011 NWSS Junior Shorthorn Show

– Shown by Bailey Clanton

Reserve Champion Heifer, 2011 FWSS Shorthorn Show – Shown by Brandon Hagie

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer, 2011 Kentucky Beef Expo & 2010 Hoosier Beef Congress – Shown by Autumn Robison

Reserve Crossbred Heifer, 2011 Ohio Beef Expo

– Shown by Clayton Boyert

$5,000 & Under

Reserve Division Champion, 2010 NAILE – Shown by Mallory McCormick

Champion Shorthorn Heifer, 2011 VCCP

Supreme Champion Heifer, 2011 Will Rodgers Classic, Monroe & Johnson County Preview Shows

– Shown by Kyle Delaphaine

– Shown by Xavier Ferris

Supreme Champion Heifer, 2010 KILE

– Shown by the Simon Family

Division Champion, 2010 NAILE & 2011 NWSS

$5,000 & Under Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer, 2011 Gallia County Preview – Shown by Jenna Champer

Shorthorn Junior National Exhibitors Don’ t forget we are only an hour from Indianapolis. Call to stop and view our Star Search offering.

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$5,000 & Under 3rd Overall Female, Nobels County Jackpot – Shown by Jared Bates

Division Champion, 2011 NWSS – Shown by the Hunt Family

$5,000 & Under Reserve Champion Female, 2011 NWSS Shorthorn Show – Shown by the Boyert Family

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Bojo, Sim Solution/MaineTainer heifer

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See her at the Jr. National

in Indianapolis! Thank you!

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SULL Miss Blue Blooded

Reserve National Champion, 2010 NAILE Grand Champion, 2010 KILE (Jr. Show) Many time Champion Commercial & Shorthorn Plus Female

Thanks to 4U Cattle Services for purchasing the right to flush this female!

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As my show career has drawn to a close, I would like to take a moment to thank those who have helped me fulfill my goals. To Matt & Ashley Hueber with Hueber show cattle... I would like to thank you for taking the time to show me the ropes and help develop my love and skills for showing cattle. You both mean the world to me and without you I would not know what it feels like to be a true champion! To Ryan and Crystal Dunklau with Dunk Cattle Company... thank you for your keen eye and cattle expertise. You have enabled me to own and exhibit championship cattle throughout the years including the Reserve Grand Champion steer slot at the 2010 North American that was second to none. I thank you both! To my family, thank you for being so supportive and with me every step along the way. - With love and appreciation to you all!

Adam Almburg

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sire: Full Moon dam: Hairietta bred by: Gateway Genetics dob: March 20, 2010 bw: 90 lbs. registered chi THF and PHAF Powerful, complete, and versatile says it all. One of the most unique TH and PHA free bulls, Twist of Fate combines all the power, hip, rib, hair, and bone your looking for along with that killer show ring look. Soft made,big topped, thick square hipped and ultra sound he will be able to sire calves that will dominate the show rings, without sacrafycing any maternal value. A genetically clean bull with that dirty look. If you believe in fate then dont rely on this years good fortunes being just luck. Instead count on it with a Twist of Fate. SeMen: $20/unit (discount available on 20+ units) Semen available through owners.

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BeefBrawl

April 16, 2011 Sterling, Colo. Judge: Krisha Custis, Saratoga, Wyo.

GRAND

BREEDING

Heifers

RESERVE

Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by PD Miller.

Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by Taylor Dorsey.

GRAND

MARKET

Animals

RESERVE

Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Tyler Peterson.

Reserve Grand Champion Market Animal, exhibited by Skyler Miller.

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NorthernExposure

April 16-17, 2011 Belleville, Kansas Judge: Brad Hook, Corydon, Iowa

GRAND

BREEDING

Heifers

RESERVE Grand Champion & Champion Simmental Heifer, exhibited by Kelsie Musil.

Reserve Grand Champion & Champion Commercial Heifer, exhibited by Beau Bremer.

3rd Overall & Champion Shorthorn Heifer, exhibited by Cassie Hoblyn.

4th Overall & Champion Chianina Heifer, exhibited by Abby Nelson.

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5th Overall & Reserve Champion Chianina Heifer, exhibited by Denton Ohlrichs.


NorthernExposure

April 16-17, 2011 Belleville, Kansas Judge: Brad Hook, Corydon, Iowa

GRAND

MARKET

Animals

RESERVE Grand Champion & Champion Crossbred Steer, exhibited by Jake Zahm.

Reserve Grand Champion & Champion Maine-Anjou Steer, exhibited by Janae Ochs.

3rd Overall & Reserve Champion Crossbred Steer, exhibited by Brady Jensen.

4th Overall & Champion Chianina Steer, exhibited by Jesse Hoblyn.

5th Overall & Champion Market Heifer, exhibited by Morgan Burke.

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BANNERS&backdrops

Champion Angus Heifer, exhibited by Grady Dickerson.

Reserve Champion Angus Heifer, exhibited by Colton Schaardt.

Reserve Champion Charolais Heifer, exhibited by Luke Prill.

Champion Gelbvieh Heifer, exhibited by Kaisha Jurgens.

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Heifer, exhibited by Rachelle Anderson.

Champion Hereford Heifer, exhibited by Luke Prill.

Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer, exhibited by Devin McClayland.

Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer, exhibited by Tayler Bacon.

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer, exhibited by Jesse Hoblyn.

Champion MaineTainer Heifer, exhibited by Trevor Birky.

Reserve Champion MaineTainer Heifer, exhibited by Rylee Stoltz.

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer, exhibited by Reece Klug.

Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer, exhibited by Jarrod Beam.

Reserve Champion ShorthornPlus Heifer, exhibited by Taylor Meysenburg.

Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer, exhibited by Josh Nelson.

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BANNERS&backdrops

Champion AOB Heifer, exhibited by Grady Dickerson.

Reserve Champion AOB Heifer, exhibited by Kacie Jurgens.

Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer, exhibited by Morgan Burke.

Champion Angus Steer, exhibited by Grady Bacon.

Reserve Champion Angus Steer, exhibited by Austin Rose.

Champion Charolais Steer, exhibited by Jordan Zahm.

Champion Hereford Steer, exhibited by Shelby Hutchinson.

Reserve Champion Hereford Steer, exhibited by Shelby Hutchinson.

Champion ShorthornPlus Steer, exhibited by Kacey Reiger.

Champion Simmental Steer, exhibited by Brody Wulf.

Champion AOB Steer, exhibited by Jesse Wulf.

Reserve Champion AOB Steer, exhibited by Ben Jensen.

Reserve Champion Market Heifer, exhibited by Brooke Jensen.

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MountainStatesBeefExpo GRAND

April 30-May 1, 2011 Riverton, Wyo. Judges: Jim Wilson, Thermopolis, Wyo., & Ryan Sellman, Chadron, Neb.

BREEDING

Ring A

RESERVE

Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by Paige Miller.

Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by Mackenzie Camblin.

GRAND

BREEDING

Ring B

RESERVE

Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by PD Miller.

Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by Paige Miller.

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MountainStatesBeefExpo GRAND

April 30-May 1, 2011 Riverton, Wyo. Judges: Jim Wilson, Thermopolis, Wyo., & Ryan Sellman, Chadron, Neb.

MARKET

Ring A

RESERVE

Grand Champion Market Animal, exhibited by Skyler Miller.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Ryan Weliever.

GRAND

MARKET

Ring B

RESERVE

Grand Champion Market Animal, exhibited by Skyler Miller.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Kristie Matlock.

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MuskingumCo.(OH)Show GRAND

April 23, 2011 Zanesville, Ohio Judge: Tim Van Horn, Malta, Ohio.

BREEDING

Heifers

RESERVE

Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by Colton Tom.

Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by Ian Erdely.

GRAND

MARKET

Animals

RESERVE

Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Clay Foor.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Alex Morris.

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RazorbackClassic

April 10, 2011 Fayetteville, Ark. Judge: Ryan Page

GRAND

BREEDING

Heifers

RESERVE

Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by Mason Walker.

Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by Whitney Walker.

GRAND

MARKET

Animals

RESERVE

Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Haley House.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Mackenzie Morrison.

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Showmanship Points by Division Oklahoma Club Calf Association - May 2011

This last year has been new and exciting for the OCCA! The website is up and doing great. If you haven’t looked at it recently, go look around. We also have two new sponsors on board. They are Multimin and Vita Ferm. Thank you to both! We also want to thank our major sponsors: Purina, CM Trailers, Cinch, and Cruel Girl. We thank you, and the kids thank you. Beef Expo is over and was a big success. We want to thank our show managers for doing a job well done. Numbers were up and so were memberships. Look at pictures of some of the winners in this issue. The year-end awards banquet was bigger and better than ever. So many awards were given out that the kids had to make many trips to get them to the truck, and the Jr. Board did a outstanding job putting on the program. Thanks to Rhonda and Billie for making the 25th annual a great one. A new points-year has started, and by the time you read this, Pryor and Claremore make up shows will be history. Go to website and check your points. Our next show will be preview in Stillwater, then off to Jr. Nationals. Good luck and be safe.

Div.

Last Name

Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Junior Int. Int. Int. Int. 124 Int.

First

Pts.

Div.

Last Name

First

Pts.

Courtney Brock Cunningham Colt Runner Blake Vigil Tierra Hatter Bethanay Bowen Kade Bates Will Church Caden Bates Caleb Jarrett Tanner Hayes Blakelee Bilderback Lauren Rogers Donivan Moore Sadie Robbins Holden Green Brock Hutchison Brock

318 276 258 67 41 35 24 22 14 12 12 5 4 2 2 2 1

Int. Int. Int. Int. Int. Int. Int. Int. Int. Int.

Gould Christian Testerman Hill Cash Tyra Enyart Batt Symes Kidney

Jacob Allison Mylah Matthew Darci Jarret Dylan Tyler Paden Kyler

49 24 22 14 5 4 2 2 1 1

Blakley Reighly Chrz Abbey Green Katie Grossnicklaus

309 229 135 Jake

Guthrie

49

Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior Senior

Sheive Green Hatter Miller Hatter Will Butler Donaldson Woods Moore Rogers Newman Alexander

Lauren Sara Gwen Jessica Michael Jenna Koal Steven Gabrielle Dalton Kacey Calli Talon

389 304 54 49 45 23 22 15 6 5 5 2 1

First

Pts.

Will

Overall Showmanship Points

Tim B Stidham, OCCA President

www.oklahomaclubcalfassociation.com Note: According to OCCA Rules, winners of the “Overall Top 10 Exhibitors” are not eligible to compete for “District Awards”.

Div.

Last Name

First

1 2 3 4 5

Sheive Lauren Courtney Brock Blakley Reighly Green Sara Cunningham Colt

Pts.

Div.

Last Name

389 318 309 304 276

6 7 8 9 10

Runner Blake Chrz Abbey Green Katie Grossnicklaus Jake Vigil Tierra

258 229 135 124 67

OCCA Membership Application Name: ____________________________________________ Phone: ________________________ Email: ________________________________ Address: _______________________________________________ City: ___________________________ State: ______ Zip: ________________ Date of birth: _____________________ My School is: ___________________________________where I am a member of (circle one) 4-H or FFA FFA District (circle one)

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Have you shown beef cattle before April 1, 2007? (circle one)

In case you are presented an award, we need your jacket/pull-over size (circle one)

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Who told you about OCCA (if anyone)? ____________________________________________________________________________________ _________________________________________________________ (signature) I wish to participate in the following divisions: (circle) 1st family member fee: $35 (includes on division); then add $30 each division thereafter Steers Heifers Showmanship The 1st member also receives a 1-year free subscription to The Show Circuit magazine. You may add additional family members at a cost of $30 per division - Use one enrollment form per individual. Send application and check (payable to OCCA) to Erica Boyer, 1701 College Park Road, Claremore, OK 74017; 918-344-0622; email: ericasg@hotmailcom

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Heifer Points by Division

Top 15

Breed

Last Name First

Dist.

Pts.

Breed

Last Name First

Dist.

Pts.

American

Carter

Brock

SW

10

Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus

Courtney Green Green Heidiage Griffeth Butler Simon Blakley Rector Rector Strate Northcutt Strickland Wynn Cash

Brock Sara Katie Jessie Amarie Koal Dylan Reighly Benton Bryce Jarred Jonah McKenzie Morgan Darci

NE NE NE NE C NE NW NE C C NW C C SE NW

311 249 130 125 120 113 105 71 58 46 43 40 40 40 40

Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford

Gould Bilderback Courtney Griffeth Hayes Will Cooper Chaney Candler Evans Blakley

C SW NE C SE NW NE C C SE NE

176 174 169 71 68 51 45 45 40 17 8

Braunvieh Friend Braunvieh Blakley

Echo Reighly

NE NE

51 20

Limousin Limousin Limousin Limousin Limousin Limousin Limousin

Cunningham Colt Sheive Lauren Carter Bailey Laub Braden Roberts Sonya Cunningham Chance Moore Dalton

NE SW SW C NE NE NW

Charolais Charolais Charolais Charolais

Chrz Bowen Smith Smith

Abbey Kade Cody Kydie

NW C C C

206 66 60 32

Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina

Hill Chrz Wood Runner Bowen Wood Woods Chaney Robbins Cooper Carter Miller Courtney Strate Klusmeyer

Matthew Abbey Endy Blake Kade Avry Gabrielle Madison Holden Baylie Brock Daniel Brock Jarred Jayden

SE NW SE NE C SE SE C NE NE SW NE NE NW NW

181 171 165 155 144 142 137 106 99 98 97 90 83 78 75

Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine

Blakley Reighly Wood Endy Courtney Brock Grossnicklaus Jake McPeak Jori Will Jenna Coggins Macee Wood Avry Coffey Sarah Pittman Beth Green Katie Runner Blake Jarrett Tyler Chrz Abbey Townsend Britton

Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm. Comm.

Sheive Lauren Chaney Madison Green Sara Klusmeyer Jayden Chrz Abbey Miller Jessica Robbins Holden Kade Bowen Courtney Brock Christian Allison Green Katie Kuykendall Chandee Hill Matthew Griswold Macy Rogers Kacey

SW C NE NW NW NW NE C NE C NE NE SE C NW

469 195 193 139 125 101 96 92 91 73 70 65 63 60 59

MTainer MTainer MTainer MTainer MTainer MTainer MTainer MTainer MTainer MTainer MTainer MTainer MTainer MTainer MTainer

Coggins Grellner Blakley Nelson Wood Strate Candler Spears Price Wessels Will Green Virgil McPeak Grellner

Red Angus Red Angus Red Angus Red Angus

Gelbvieh Gelbvieh

Enyart Enyart

NE NE

70 52

Lane Dylan

Jacob Lauren Brock Amarie Blakelee Jenna Baylie Madison Caden Brooke Reighly

Breed

Last Name First

Dist.

Pts.

320 227 103 55 36 20 16

Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn

Buser Woods Buser Jones Cash Hatter Grellner McQuary Chrz Kidney Jarrett Jarrett Griswold Buser Moore

NW SE NW SE NW NW C NE NW C SE SE C NW NW

224 212 155 136 110 77 69 29 20 20 16 10 10 10 6

NE SE NE SW NE NW NE SE SE NW NE NE SE NW NE

268 216 115 99 98 88 80 70 70 42 40 30 20 20 12

SHPlus SHPlus SHPlus SHPlus SHPlus SHPlus SHPlus SHPlus SHPlus SHPlus SHPlus SHPlus SHPlus SHPlus SHPlus

Thompson Raylyn Runner Blake Grellner Austin Clark Halie Hatter Gwen Christensen Audrey Wessels Brooke Grellner Jacob Green Sara Carter Bailey Moore Dalton Green Brock Moore Sadie McQuary Caleb Hull Chasey

NE NE C SW NW C NW C NE SW NW NE NW NE SE

379 241 143 133 83 73 67 46 45 40 37 15 10 10 3

Macee Jacob Reighly Hannah Avry Jarred Caden Candace Blaze Brooke Jenna Sara Tierra Jori Austin

NE C NE SW SE NW C NE SE NW NW NE C NE C

238 138 121 106 100 86 70 66 36 36 35 22 18 18 16

Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental

Griswold Standridge Standridge Bowen Coffey Bates McPeak Alexander Hurst

C C C C SE NE NE SW SW

233 65 30 21 20 18 16 15 9

Guthrie Nelson Hutchison Nelson

Will John Brock Hannah

NW SW NW SW

359 136 96 12

Salers

Stewart

Jenna

NW

110

St. Gert.

Griffith

Hadley

C

30

% Simm. % Simm. % Simm. % Simm. % Simm. % Simm. % Simm. % Simm. % Simm. % Simm. % Simm. % Simm. % Simm. % Simm. % Simm.

Strickland McKenzie Virgil Tierra Standridge Allie Grossnicklaus Jake Hurst Savanna Standridge Rex Bowen Kade Bates Caleb Bates Will Coffey Sarah Candler Caden Northcutt Lucas Simon Dylan Chaney Madison Hill Matthew

C C C SW SW C C NE NE SE C C NW C SE

453 126 110 108 94 75 70 69 64 61 50 50 48 46 40

T.J. Gabrielle Tyler Colby Darci Michael Austin Caleb Abbey Kyler Tanner Tyler Macy Tyler Sadie

Macy Rex Allie Kade Sarah Will Jori Katie Savanna

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Steers Points by Division Breed

Last Name First

Dist.

Pts.

Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus Angus

Chaney Blakley Bulling Spears Cato Dudark Weldon Thorp Buss Symes Earnhart

Madison Reighly Bryce Candace Kolby Trevor Brys Jessica Cody Paden Sidney

C NE NW NE SE SW NE NW NW SW SW

243 230 100 67 41 40 30 20 10 8 6

Braunvieh Daley Braunvieh Runner

Jacob Blake

NE NE

30 30

Charolais Charolais Charolais Charolais Charolais Charolais Charolais Charolais Charolais Charolais Charolais

Buser Starks Bowen Maker Chrz Dudark Spears Baker Strickland Brassfield Travis

T.J. Macy Kade Dustin Abbey Trevor Candace Kody Colton Sam Blaine

NW NW C NW NW SW NE SW NE NE NE

87 82 62 56 35 30 26 25 20 6 3

Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina Chianina

Stults Cato Batt Buser Spears Bonham Thompson Thorp Baker Hatter Chaney Jones Steele Maker Isball Thrasher Strickland Symes Wynn Clark

Ryan Kolby Tyler Tyler Candace Baylor Raylyn Jessica Kody Michael Madison Colby J.D Dustin Kylee Scott McKenzie Paden Morgan Halie

C SE SW NW NE C NE NW SW NW C SE NE NW SW NW C SW SE SW

333 123 112 84 83 76 73 59 56 41 40 32 22 20 20 20 12 10 10 6

Baylor Lauren

C SW

200 150

Crossbred Bonham Crossbred Sheive

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Breed

Last Name First

Dist.

Pts.

Breed

Last Name First

Dist.

Pts.

Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred Crossbred

Thrasher Standridge Earnhart Strickland Baker Bulling Batt Church Hudgins Downey Wynn Chaney Buss Isbell Townsend Standridge Standridge Strickland Hatter Dudark Symes

Scott Allie Sidney McKenzie Kody Bryce Tyler Caden Garrett Dillion Morgan Madison Cody Kylee Britton Rex Garrett Colton Michael Trevor Paden

NW C SW C SW NW SW SW NE C SE C NW SW NE C C NE NW SW SW

86 66 46 45 45 40 40 30 28 20 20 20 20 20 18 10 10 10 6 6 3

Maine Maine Maine Maine

Courtney Stults Bulling Evans

Brock Ryan Bryce Ashton

NE C NW SE

30 26 20 10

Salers Salers Salers

Testerman Mylah Symes Paden Standridge Garrett

SW SW C

80 43 32

Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn Shorthorn

Chrz Wood Strickland Hatter Starks Bonham Jones Cullum Buser Beal Earnhart Townsend

Abbey Avry Mckenzie Michael Macy Baylor Colby Julie T.J. Laramie Sidney Britton

NW SE C NW NW C SE SE NW SE SW NE

234 90 80 66 20 20 20 13 12 12 10 3

Gelbvieh Gelbvieh

Travis Symes

Blaine Paden

NE SW

20 10

Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford Hereford

Will Davis Strickland Dillard Strickland Hudgins Spears Wood Cullum

Jenna Dakota McKenzie Jaden Colton Garrett Candace Endy Julie

NW NE C NW NE NE NE SE SE

100 70 50 40 30 30 30 10 10

Limousin Limousin Limousin Limousin Limousin Limousin Limousin Limousin Limousin Limousin Limousin

Blakley Sheive Testerman Arthur McQuay Northcutt Isball Church Baker Strickland Cato

Reighly Lauren Blair Madyson Caleb Jonah Kylee Caden Kody McKenzie Kolby

NE SW SW SW NE C SW SW SW C SE

311 205 196 60 36 26 20 12 10 10 6

Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental Simmental

Spears Candace Hudgins Garrett Strickland McKenzie Earnhart Sidney Travis Blaine Symes Paden Cato Kolby Weldon Brys Stults Ryan Prignitz Conner Chrz Abbey Chaney Madison Wood Avry Thompson Raylyn Brooks Colyn Will Jenna Tyra Jarett Northcutt Lucas Thorp Jessica Bulling Bryce Bonham Baylor Steele Joseph Courtney Brock Grossnicklas Jake

NE NE C SW NE SW SE NE C NW NW C SE NE SW NW SW C NW NW C NE NE SW

122 98 80 74 71 67 65 64 58 50 40 40 36 30 30 28 28 26 26 20 20 12 10 8

Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine Maine

Hudgins Batt Dudark Travis Downey Chaney Townsend

Garrett Tyler Trevor Blaine Dillion Madison Britton

NE SW SW NE NW C NE

245 126 100 58 50 43 35


Note: According to OCCA Rules, winners of the “Overall Top 10 Exhibitors” are not eligible to compete for “District Awards”.

Heifers

Overall Top Heifer Exhibitors

Place Last Name

First Name

District Pts.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Brock Lauren Abbey Reighly Sara McKenzie Blake Endy Kade Madison

NE SW NW NE NE C NE SE C C

Courtney Sheive Chrz Blakley Green Strickland Runner Wood Bowen Chaney

769 696 542 524 509 493 436 426 393 392

Top Novice Heifer Exhibitors

Place Last Name

First Name

District Pts.

1 2 3 4 5

Gabrielle Jayden Dylan Caleb Will

SE NW NW NE NE

Woods Klusmeyer Simon Bates Bates

380 226 163 102 82

Steers

Overall Top Steer Exhibitors

Place Last Name

First Name

District Pts.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Reighly Ryan Garrett Madison Lauren Candace Baylor Abbey Tyler Mckenzie

NE C NE C SW NE SW NW SW C

Blakley Stults Hudgins Chaney Sheive Spears Bonham Chrz Batt Strickland

541 417 401 386 355 328 316 309 278 277

Top Novice Steer Exhibitors

Place Last Name

First Name

District Pts.

1 2 3 4

Brys Dakota Jarret Sam

NE NE SW NE

Weldon Davis Tyra Brassfield

94 70 28 6

Overall Top Heifer Exhibitors by Region

Place Last Name

First Name

District Pts.

Place Last Name

First Name

District Pts.

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Griswold Grellner Griffith Candler Grellner Standridge Gould Virgil Standridge Christian

Macy Austin Amarie Caden Jacob Allie Jacob Tierra Rex Allison

C C C C C C C C C C

303 298 241 229 184 178 176 164 140 123

6 7 8 9 10

Will Buser Simon Wessels Rogers

Jenna Tyler Dylan Brooke Kacey

NW NW NW NW NW

174 165 163 138 119

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Thompson Coggins Cunningham Green Robbins Heidiage Cooper McPeak Butler Bates

Raylyn Macee Colt Katie Holden Jessie Baylie Jori Koal Caleb

NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE

379 368 320 250 195 175 143 132 119 102

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Woods Wood Hill Coffey Jones Hayes Hull Wynn Hull Price

Gabrielle Avry Matthew Sarah Colby Blakelee Chasey Morgan Holiday Blaze

SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE

380 312 290 151 136 68 65 60 40 36

1 2 3 4 5

Guthrie Cash Klusmeyer Buser Strate

Will Darci Jayden T.J. Jarred

NW NW NW NW NW

359 235 226 224 207

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10

Grossnicklaus Jake Nelson Hannah Bilderback Lauren Clark Hailie Brock Carter Carter Bailey Nelson John Hurst Savanna Alexander Katie McLemore Cobey

SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW

219 191 174 169 163 143 136 103 102 90

Overall Top Steer Exhibitors by Region

Place Last Name

First Name

District Pts.

Place Last Name

First Name

District Pts.

1 2 3 4 4 6

Standridge Bowen Standridge Northcutt Northcutt Standridge

Allie Kade Garrett Lucas Jonah Rex

C C C C C C

66 62 42 26 26 10

8 9 9

Buser Downey Maker

Tyler Dillion Dustin

NW C C

84 76 76

1 2 3 4 5 5 7 8 9 9

Travis Thompson Weldon Davis Strickland Townsend Courtney McQuay Daley Runner

Blaine Raylyn Brys Dakota Colton Britton Brock Caleb Jacob Blake

NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE NE

152 103 94 70 60 56 40 36 30 30

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 7

Cato Wood Jones Wynn Cullum Beal Wood Evans

Kolby Avry Colby Morgan Julie Laramie Endy Ashton

SE SE SE SE SE SE SE SE

235 126 52 30 23 12 10 10

1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Bulling Will Hatter Thrasher` Thorp Starks Buser

Bryce Jenna Michael Scott Jessica Marcy T.J.

NW NW NW NW NW NW NW

180 128 113 106 105 102 99

1 2 3 4 4 6 7 7 9 10

Testerman Dudark Symes Earnheart Baker Testerman Isball Arthur Church Brooks

Blair Trevor Paden Sidney Kody Mylah Kylee Madyson Caden Colyn

SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW SW

196 176 141 136 136 80 60 60 42 30

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Missouri Club Calf Association AdviSoRS

www.missouriclubcalfassoc.com

• Samantha Graves 660.973.2881 samantha.graves@transova.com • Michelle Koelling 573.694.1622 koellingm@gmail.com • david Brooks 573.826.0004 brooksfamilyclubcalves@yahoo.com

ChaMpions

Beyond The Ring

• Submitted by Erin Greeley, MCCA Reporter The Missouri Club Calf Association will be hosting a leadership conference July 9th-10th. It will be taking place in Chillicothe, MO. We plan to tour Trans Ova Genetics, and afterward we will eat lunch. Then Sullivan Supply will be putting on a fitting clinic for everyone. Afterward we plan on having a dance and then going to the local YMCA for a lock-in with fun leadership activities and team building skills!

Also, we are planning on having an award celebration at the State Fair this year. We are looking for donations and prizes. If anyone is interested please contact one of the advisors below.

MissouriClubCalfAssociation Name: ______________________________ Parent/Guardian Name: _______________________________ Address: _______________________________________ City/State/Zip: ____________________________ Home Phone: ________________________________ Cell Phone: _________________________________ Email: _______________________________________ Age: _________ Date of Birth: _________________ Please circle which division(s) in which you plan to participate: Steer Heifer Showmanship One exhibitor per form. First exhibitor in a family: $35. Each additional family member (brother/sister) may join for $30/each. One subscription to The Show Circuit magazine per MCCA household. Total Dues: _________ Make checks payable to MCCA. Mail to: MCCA - Attn. Samantha Graves 11795 Liv 228, Chillicothe, MO 64601

No poiNtS ACCuMulAtE uNtil duES ARE pAid iN full.

Note: Points current as of through May 10. Showmanship is not listed because all shows have not reported their show results. Points do not accumulate until the date that dues are paid. You can still become a member. If a discrepancy is believed, please contact Samantha Graves.

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Missouri Club Calf Association

Heifer Points ANGuS

Connell Higgins Behlmann Richardson Gerke Gerloff Hudson Hudson Gerke Higgins Behlmann Summers Miller Summers Kahlenbeck Kahlenbeck

Gregory Christina Conrad Ashlyn Adam Dakota Corey Christopher Tyler Brittany Stephanie Evan Taylor Evan Chris Chris

CHARolAiS

Hendrix Owings Owings Henley

Clayton Matthew Matthew Parker

CHARolAiS CoMp.

Oerke CHI Barker Loges Nolting Baker Stout Hudson Mawson Lea Mawson Mawson Plank Robertson Tallman

GElBviEH

McDonald

liMoUsin

Wear

10 5 5 15

Weston

78

Collin Taylor Lexie Tylar Devon Tanner Callie Hannah Callie Mackenzie Brandon Haley Molly

209 156 38 15 15 10 5 3 3 1 1 1 1

Emma

10

HEREfoRd

Gerke Marek Marek Vest Gregory Miller Marek Groose Oerke Daehn Gregory

106 70 40 33 28 28 28 21 19 18 14 13 10 8 1 1

Tyler Sidney Sidney David Devann Taylor Kelsey Eric Garrett Dustin Morgann

58 15 13 13 8 3 1 68 35 9 5

Sidney

70

MAiNE

Carlson Fifer Kempker Hudson Fifer

Rachael Kaitlin Trent Caleb Kaitlin

MAiNEtAiNER

Wilkison Barker Lea Alexander Bruns

Taylor Cassidy Hannah Trace Brooke

REd ANGuS

Mayes

Nick

SHoRtHoRN

Decker

Ethan

SHoRtHoRNpluS

Baker Sicht Gott Stout

Tylar Caroline Kayla Devon

SiMMENtAl

Fricke Webb Engelbrecht

Chelten Haley Lane

siMsolUtion

Oerke Webb Plackemeier Robinson Tallman Meyer Baker Riley

Weston Haley Lexi Layne Molly Shiana Tylar Jaden

CRoSSBREd

Stout Richardson Stout Schenkel Barker Daehn Bastian Loges Barker Werr Colin Robinson Yoakum Jennings Hendrix Oerke Owings Yoakum Bruns Oerke Reeter

Devon Ashlyn Devon John Collin Dustin Jesse Olivia Cassidy Ben Reba Layne Josie Bill Clayton Weston Matthew Hannah Brooke Lane Seth

80 65 65 28 21 45 43 28 23 15 60 51 48 23 15 13

100 23 11 46 23 21 20 13 10 6 3 153 65 55 53 46 44 33 30 26 19 14 13 10 5 3 3 3 3 2 1 1

Steer Points CHARolAiS

Mayes Greeley Schumacher Henley Owings

Chi

Clark Tallman Mawson Buckner Gerke Dilly Richardson Nolting Buckner Colin Neill Riley

Nick Erin Katelyn Parker Matthew

37 33 10 5 5

Emma Molly Callie Joe Tyler Kristin Ashlyn Lendie Joe Reba Madeline Jaden

131 96 38 32 29 25 25 23 16 14 5 5

HEREfoRd

Groose Marek Vest Gregory Mawson Marek Nieder Summers

liMoUsin

Summers Mawson

MAiNE

Clark Nieder Connell Buckner Richardson Mayes Gerke McGaugh Wilkison Robertson Bruns Schenkel

Eric Sidney David Jordann Mackenzie Kelsey Colby Evan

Mason Colby Gregory Joe Ashlyn Diane Adam Taylor Taylor Haley Brooke John Callie Mackenzie Clayton Madeline

SHoRtHoRN

Gerke

28 26 25 10 10 9 8 8

Evan 38 Mackenzie 30

MAiNEtAiNER

Mawson Mawson Hendrix Neill

SHoRtHoRNpluS

Adam

93 90 47 35 33 26 20 8 6 5 1 1 120 20 15 15

Britt-Rankin Gerke Plank Schenkel

Katlyn Adam Brandon John

SiMMENtAl

Heath Schenkel Tallman Luther Stout Hudson

Chase Sidney Molly Travis Devon Corey

CRoSSBREd

Mawson Loges Wear Greeley McCauslin Carlson Mawson Staples Gerloff Williams Riley Aubuchon Plackemeier Britt-Rankin Robinson Schmidt Bruns Clark Gerke Harreld Sicht Behlmann Jennings Nolting McDonald Wear Clark Meyer Reeter

Mackenzie Taylor Sidney Erin Jared Rachael Callie Josh Dakota Cameron Jaden Adriene Lexi Katlyn Layne Bryce Brooke Mason Adam Clayton Caroline Conrad Bill Lexie Emma Sadie Emma Shiana Seth

MARKEt HEifER

Mawson Stout Bastian Jennings Harreld Jennings Wear Barker Baker Schenkel Tallman

Callie Devon Chris Bill Clayton Bill Sidney Cassidy Tylar John Molly

110 21 15 10 135 25 25 18 5 3 154 111 48 45 45 43 40 34 25 21 20 18 16 15 15 15 13 10 10 10 10 8 6 6 5 5 1 1 1 75 48 46 15 15 10 8 5 3 3 3

10

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Kansas Club Calf Association

The Kansas Club Calf Association show roster is about 50% complete for the year. We have been enjoying nice shows and wonderful weather with most all of the shows reporting that their numbers are up from last year. We have received several nice compliments from show managers and county extension personnel. We are pleased that our sanctioning for these shows has helped everyone in their quest for year-end awards and recognition for our kids and their calves. Current membership for the 2011 KCCA roster is 99 members, with over 225 animals listed. We hope to surpass the 100 member mark in the next week or so. New members are signing up at each and every show, and they are all making progress toward the year-end, which will take place in November. Please see the membership listings on the website. I would also like a confirmation from all members with a proper mailing address for information on the upcoming scholarship program, to be announced in July. High School juniors, seniors, and college freshmen will be eligible to compete per the KCCA rules. It is not too late to join and compete for prizes at any and all levels, including showmanship. The showmanship division is free, with no entry charge for KCCA members that show in their regular classes. Each show has had different rules and age divisions, so we have had to make some concessions and set a point level for every child showing, even where they were not placed in the class line up. Each one will receive two points for just being there to show. These individuals may be the class winner at the next show and make up to 10 points for first and 5 points for second in those shows that are not placed all the way down. This is one of the areas that we are looking for suggestions, as to how to make it better for all next year. We have been talking to show managers out there, as well, for their input. Please contact your directors with any ideas that you may have. Maybe a showmanship show-off at year-end?? Top ten point earners compete in a shoot out for the championship?? Give that some thought! Resolutions for rule and by-law changes will be accepted beginning August 1, 2011. Please submit suggestions in writing to either your Adult or Junior director that will be the “sponsor” of your rule change. Please secure the signatures of three eligible KCCA members and one Adult or Junior Director for your resolution to be submitted and reviewed by the full Board. Those will then be put before the membership with a “for” or “against” rebuttal informational description of the Board’s position of the proposal. We have been working with Ranchhub.com, catching up the points listings for all shows and correcting some errors that have been brought forth. To view them, go to www.kansasclubcalfassociation.org, click on “Points”, then scroll down to KCCA point listings. Les has been working to make this easier to accomplish. Please feel free to ask to see any and all show results listings. I have put them all in files that may be forwarded to you. It is imperative that you remember that you show against other KCCA members for points and not the entire show listings. This levels the playing field for all members for all shows, with the top six determining the year-end awards without creating the proverbial trailer or checkbook races that have been known to cause problems in the past. Ties will be broken by the greatest number of shows attended, followed by number of classes won. We are still looking for suggestions for year-end award items! Decisions are to be made in the VERY Near future! Yes, as a new organization, we are “learning by doing”, as the 4-H pledge has taught us. There will be obstacles and comprises, and most of all, giving our kids the best chance we can. So please be patient, and give us your input so that we can all progress for next year. We have some really great corporate sponsorships, farm & ranch-based sponsorships, family sponsorships, and small business sponsorships. Directors, please remember that each of you need to be responsible for your districts in securing those. Many of them are progressing toward the goals for the year. We need to be funded for these in the next month or so. Thanks to all who are working on this! Remember, as well, that we are here for each and every one of you, so call or email any time, and we will make our best effort to get back with you as soon as possible.

Bobbi Shrum, KCCA Executive Director - bobbi@olivierranch.com - 580-541-7750

www.kansasclubcalfassociation.org

Showmanship Senior Cole, Ladner, Dickinson, Ediger, Prill, Sylvester,

Hanna Chandler Jacinda Quentin Lauren Joelle

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PointS 36 24 20 12 12 12

toP 5

intermediate Cargill, Sierra Goering, Taylor Eldson, Tarra Larson, Courtney Nikkel, Taylor

PointS 34 34 26 24 19

Junior Cargill, Goering, Eldson, Larson, Nikkel,

Sierra Taylor Tarra Courtney Taylor

PointS 34 34 26 24 19


Kansas Club Calf Association Breeding anguS

Nikkel, Bair, Olivier, Hall, Dickerson, Frederick, Flory, Shipman, Draper, Hall,

aob

Loomis, Olivier, Cargill,

Taylor Britt Brandon Shelby Grady Brandon Mackenzie Reid Chance Shelby

43 33 25 20 18 17 15 15 13 12

Justin Brandon Sierra

20 15 8

balanCer

Ladner, Larson, Dickinson,

Chandler Courtney Jacinda

CharolaiS

Eidson, Dickerson, Dickerson, Eidson,

Chianina

Olivier, Ediger, Goering, Nikkel, Gaines, Allen, Lambert,

anguS

32 23 10 5

Brandon Quentin Trenton Ben Devon Logan Paige

145 60 53 51 40 31 31

Ty Paige Molly Taylor Taylor

CharolaiS

Bair, Schotte, Steckline, Deal, Eidson, Frederick, Edson,

Chianina

Goering, Bair, Michaelis, Steinlicht, Dieball, Lambert, Johnson, Garten, Shapland, Couchman,

50 28 6

Tara Ethan Grady Tara

Market Montgomery, Orler, Moden, Bacon, Dieball,

Top 10

Britt Hadley Blane Katy Skylar Brandon Skylar

Taylor Dylan Mandy Garrett Taylor Daniel Haven Raine Kelsie Colborn

Top 10 11 11 10 10 5 30 28 20 10 9 8 6 80 60 29 15 15 10 10 6 6 5

Deal, Goetzman, Ediger, Shenk, Waechter,

Katy Brett Layton Easton Karlton

CommerCial

Goering, Cargill, Eidson, Ediger, Nikkell, Carpenter, Nikkel, Goering, Deal, McDaniel,

Taylor Sierra Skyler Layton Taylor Clay Ben Taylor Katy Ian

ComPoSite Char.

Steckline, Dickerson, Dickerson,

Blane Jayce Ethan

found. Simm.

Hanna, Michaelis, Nikkel, Hannah, Michaelis, Sylvester, Sylvester, Lambert,

30 29 25 25 25 85 63 42 40 33 25 14 13 13 13 11 10 4

Cloe Britt Ben Cole Britt Joelle Joelle Daniel

16 15 11 10 10 10 6 6

Ladner, Dickinson, Larson, Ladner,

Chandler Jacinda Courtney Chandler

45 16 11 8

McDaniel,

Ian

5

gelbvieh

CroSSbred

Gaines, Carpenter, Goering, Deffenbaugh, McDaniel, Coen, Cargill, Edwards, Frederick, Goetzman,

gelbvieh

Hutchison,

Morgan Clay Taylor Isaac Ian Taylor Siera Rylie Brandon Ryan Shelby

hereford

Hutchison, Hutchison, Eidson, Hagans, Larson, Ladner, Prill, Ladner, Hutchinson,

Shelby Shelby Tarra Kate Courtney Chandler Lauren Chandler Shelby

36 35 34 21 18 15 13 11 10 10 40 64 47 31 30 25 24 20 8 8

hereford

Prill, McClayland, Hutchison, Gaines, Hutchison, McClayland, Dieball,

limflex

Bayless,

limouSin

Bayless, Gum, Gum, Tenpenny, Gum, Smith,

Lauren Devin Shelby Morgan Shelby Devin Taylor

66 28 21 20 15 11 5

Erin

5

Erin Kaylee Tyler Alexa Kaylee Mercedes

38 24 18 13 5 3

maine-anJou

Draper, Loschke, Allen, Bacon, Prill,

Braden Madison Logan Taylor Lauren

mainetainer

Nikkel, Loomis, Dieball, Little, Olivier, Frederick, Lambert, Montgomery, McDaniel, Hannah,

limouSin

Smith, Shapland, Steckline, Gum, Bayless,

Jake Sarah Taylor Chance Calista Lauren Patrick Ty Ian Cole

85 46 43 33 30 27 25 20 19 10

Mercedes Kelsie Blane Tyler Erin

16 11 10 5 3

maine-anJou

Nikkel, Couchman, Goering, Shipman, Edwards, Coen, Schrag,

Taylor Colborn Trenton Reid Rylie Taylor Logan

mainetainer

Nikkel

Taylor

market heifer

Ediger, Michaelis, Nikkel, Loomis, Draper, McDaniel, Gum, Garten, Goering,

36 37 20 10 15

Layton Mandy Ben Justin Chance Janessa Kaylee Raine Trenton

43 15 15 13 10 6 1

red anguS

Ward, Paxson, Paxson,

Zane Taylor Trent

Shorthorn

Nikkel, Draper, Goetzman, Goetzman, Ediger, Nikkel, Myers, Schrag, Drouhard, Allen,

Jake Braden Ryan Jenna Quentin Ben Molly Logan Dylan Courtney

ShorthornPluS

Cargill, Goetzman, Griffin, Schrag, Goetzman, Loomis,

Sierra Tyler Shaelyn Logan Tyler Justin

Simmental

20 16 6 79 35 29 24 20 15 13 10 8 3 51 31 13 10 4 3

Olivier, Dickerson, Sylvester, Michaelis, Loomis, Sylvester, Sylvester, Sylvester, Goetzman, Loomis,

Brandon Grady Joelle Britt Justin Ethan Joelle Joelle Brett Sarah

75 35 29 26 15 13 11 10 8 5

Edwards,

Rylie

6

Shorthorn

Hagans, Larson, Goetzman, Shenk, Bair, Bacon, McDaniel, Shenk, Deffenbaugh,

Kate Cydney Jenna Easton Dylan Tyler Ian Easton Isaac

ShorthornPluS

3

Bair, Deffenbaugh, Goetzman, Goering,

50 25 15 14 13 11 10 8 8

Goering, Hagans, Goetzman, Gaines, Goering, Goetzman, Cargill, Cargill, Michaelis,

Dylan Isaac Ryan Trenton

Simmental

Taylor Kate Tyler Devon Taylor Brett Carson Sierra Britt

30 29 25 22 13 10 10 3 3 50 27 10 10 86 23 17 14 10 10 8 8 3

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Blue&GoldShowdown

May 8, 2011 Moundsville, W.Va.

GRAND

BREEDING

Heifers

RESERVE

Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by Dylan Johnson.

Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by Mandy Clark.

GRAND

MARKET

Animals

RESERVE

Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Paige Stahl.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Clay Foor.

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Canada’sRichestYouthShow GRAND

May 14, 2011 Olds, Alberta Judge: Kyle Conley, Sulphur, Okla.

BREEDING

Heifers

RESERVE

Grand Champion & Champion AOB Heifer, exhibited by Wacey Townsend.

Reserve Grand & Champion Angus Heifer, exhibited by Jamie Buba.

GRAND

MARKET

Animals

RESERVE

Grand Champion & Champion Angus Steer, exhibited by Wyatt Hiller.

Reserve Grand & Reserve Champion Angus Steer, exhibited by Aaron Miller.

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BREEDINGHeifers

BANNERS&backdrops

Reserve Champion Angus Heifer, exhibited by Michael Jones.

Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer, exhibited by Travis MacPherson.

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Heifer, exhibited by Austin Nixdorff.

Champion Simmental Heifer, exhibited by Kyle Lewis.

Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer, exhibited by Chase Miller.

Reserve Champion AOB Heifer, exhibited by Tyson Hertz.

Show Schedule Friday, July 1

South Bend, Indiana • July 2, 2011

• Cattle can arrive after 2:00 p.m. • Cattle weigh from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Saturday, July 2 • Cattle weigh from 5:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. • All cattle must be weighed in by 8:00 a.m. • Show begins at 10:00 a.m.

Breeds Offered: Angus, Chianina, Hereford, Maine-Anjou, Shorthorn, Simmental, Crossbred, AOB

Other Rules:

All cattle must be stalled in the barn. Fairground gates closed from 12:00 a.m. to 5:00 a.m. Trailer parking lot is away from barn.

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Awards Steer Show:

Grand Champion: $500 • Res. Grand Champion: $150 Breed Champion: $50 • Res. Breed Champion: $20 Heifer Show: Grand Champion: $300 • Res. Grand Champion: $150 Breed Champion: $50 • Res. Breed Champion: $20 Judge: Mr. Steve Patton • Entry Fee: $30

Show Location:

St. Joseph County 4-H Fairgrounds 5117 S. Ironwood Drive • South Bend, Indiana 46614 Contact: 574-291-4870 or 574-210-1327 sponsors:

More information:

info@4hfair.com • www.4hfair.com


MARKETAnimals

BANNERS&backdrops

Champion Hereford-Infl. Steer, exhibited by Coleman Nixdorff.

Reserve Champion Hereford-Infl. Steer, exhibited by Terra Chalack.

Champion Maine-Anjou Steer, exhibited by Shelby Kent.

Reserve Champion Maine-Anjou Steer, exhibited by Justin Hall.

Champion Shorthorn Steer, exhibited by Colton Draves.

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Steer, exhibited by Riley Chalack.

Champion Simmental Steer, exhibited by Anthony Murphy & Dakota Townsend.

Reserve Champion Simmental Steer, exhibited by Laurie Morasch.

Champion AOB Steer, exhibited by Kathryn Dolliver.

Reserve Champion AOB Steer, exhibited by Dakota Townsend.

Canada’s Richest Youth Show Photos by: Gail Gatto

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Tri-StateClassic

May 7, 2011 Waynesburg, Pa. Judge: Gregg Stewart, Washington, Kan.

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RESERVE Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by Jackie Campbell.

Reserve Grand Champion Heifer, exhibited by Jen Fleener.

3rd Overall Heifer, exhibited by Sara Campbell.

4th Overall Heifer, exhibited by Kevin Stahl.

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Tri-StateClassic

May 7, 2011 Waynesburg, Pa. Judge: Gregg Stewart, Washington, Kan.

GRAND

MARKET

Animals

RESERVE Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Paige Stahl.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Paige Stahl.

3rd Overall Steer, exhibited by Chase Good.

4th Overall Steer, exhibited by Shane Heizer.

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WNCSpringFling

April 23, 2011 Fletcher, NC

GRAND

BREEDING

Heifers

RESERVE

Grand Champion & Champion Commercial Heifer, exhibited by Jordan Carter.

GRAND

Reserve Grand & Champion Hereford Heifer, exhibited by Alexis Eudy.

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Animals

RESERVE

Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Bill Jones.

Reserve Grand Champion Steer, exhibited by Jordan Carter.

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BANNERS&backdrops

Champion Angus Heifer, exhibited by Ethan Rowlett.

Reserve Champion Angus Heifer, exhibited by Maddie Malson.

Champion Charolais Heifer, exhibited by Mattie Harward.

Champion Gelbvieh Heifer, exhibited by Austin Teeter.

Reserve Champion Gelbvieh Heifer, exhibited by Bethany Mackey.

Reserve Champion Hereford Heifer, exhibited by Alexis Eudy.

Champion Limousin Heifer, exhibited by Caleb Cashwell.

Champion Red Angus Heifer, exhibited by Matthew Acorn.

Reserve Champion Red Angus Heifer, exhibited by Dixie Acorn.

Champion Shorthorn Heifer, exhibited by Bill Jones.

Reserve Champion Shorthorn Heifer, exhibited by Morgan Herman.

Champion Simmental Heifer, exhibited by Jordan Carter.

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BANNERS&backdrops

Reserve Champion Simmental Heifer, exhibited by Justin Teeter.

Reserve Champion Commercial Heifer, exhibited by Kelsi Cartwright.

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Champion AOB Heifer, exhibited by Carrie Elmore.

Reserve Champion AOB Heifer, exhibited by Jordan Carter.

WNCSpringFling Photos by Kermit & Associates.


The Show CirCuiT Celebrates the tapestry of breeds that make up ameriCa’s beef industry! Each summer, kids and cattle from coast to coast make their ways to their breed’s gathering to vie for championships in and out of the ring. Despite evidence provided by many a facebook mobile upload, Junior National evemts are more than just a cow show and a social scene. There are games, dances, leadership seminars, youth development contests, motivational speakers, ranch tours, organizational meetings, good food, and fun! And an exhibitor who goes to a Junior National just to show their calf is sadly mistaken about the best part of a junior national event! Breed shows and/or conferences offer some of the greatest opportunity for learning and fun that a young cattle enthusiast will encounter. Friendships and memories made will last them a lifetime!

Purebred Prominence

in honor of Junior nationals occuring for so many breeds in June and July, we’re showcasing a few of the producers that have become icons within their breeds. peruse these pages for an up-close and personal look at some of the breeers that have achieved greatness in their fields. la muneCa Cattle Co. the Guerra family of linn, texas, has served as pioneers of the Brahman, Simbrah, and Simbravieh breeds, and they serve as benefactors for youth in agriculture in general. pages 88-91. purple reiGn Cattle Co. randy & Jamie mullinix of toulon, ill., are raising the bar for Herefords and Polled Herefords throughout the country. the quality of their cattle and customer service are unmatched. pages 98-101. thomas ranCh of harrold, sd, has been producing breed-leading Charolais, Angus, and Red Angus herd sires for generations. they are a prime example of how hard work and dedication can accomplish great things. pages 104-107. WerninG Cattle Co. located near emery, sd, have found the equation for success with Simmental and SimAngus cattle. they are continually looking for ways to move their breed forward through innovation. pages 94-96. Whr shorthorns bill & becky rasor of Van alstyne, texas, are trailblazers for the Shorthorn breed, producing some of the greatest genetics in the breed. they are ever-pursuing excellence. pages 110-113. June/July 2011 • theshowcircuit.com

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National Junior Angus Show

Harrisburg, Pa. • July 10 - 16, 2011

SUNDAY, July 10 All day Cattle may begin arriving, set up stalls and move-in MONDAY, July 11 8am Exhibitors Meeting – Large Arena Grandstand 9am – 12pm Cattle Check-In – Equine Arena 9am – 12pm Contest sign up: Team Sales, Team Fitting, Extemp. Speaking, Judging Contest, Quiz Bowl – North Hall Turn in: Posters, Scrapbooks, Silent Auction Items 10am – 4pm Hospitality Open – Sale Arena 11am Queens Luncheon – TBD 12 Noon Advisors Meeting – Classroom B (Main Hall 2nd Floor) 12 Noon Cattle Check-In Deadline & Contest Sign-up Deadline 1pm Cook-off Information Meeting – Region 6 Lobby 12:15pm Check-In and Weigh Carcass Steers – Equine Arena 2pm Fitting Clinic – Kirk Stierwalt sponsored by Purina Mills 3:30pm Candidate/Delegate Meeting – Region 6 Lobby 3:30pm Coloring Session (Youth Age 9 and under) – Classrooms 3:30pm Mentoring Mixer – Main Hall (1st Floor) 4:45pm State Line-up and Picture – Large Arena 5:30pm Opening Ceremonies – Large Arena 7:30pm Banana Splits- TBA TUESDAY, July 12 7am Angus Foundation Golf Tournament – TBA 7am Load carcass steers to transfer to processing plant for data collection. 7:30am Prepared Public Speaking Contest – Classrooms 7:30am Career Development Contest – Classroom 8am Judge Scrapbooks & Posters – North Hall 10am – 4pm Hospitality Open – Sale Arena 10am – 6pm Trade Show Open – North Hall 10:30am Cattle Judging Contest – Equine Arena 1pm Cook-Off Contest – Classrooms (Main Hall 2nd Floor) 6pm Annual Meeting of the NJAA – Sheraton Hotel WEDNESDAY, July 13 6:30am – 8:30am Breakfast – Banquet Hall (2nd Floor) 8am – 6pm Trade Show and Silent Auction Open – North Hall 8am Begin Show – Large Arena (Bred & Owned Heifers) 10am – 4pm Hospitality Open – North Hall 11:30am – 1:30pm Lunch – Banquet Hall (2nd Floor) 12 noon Extemporaneous Public Speaking Contest - Begin Prep Time – Region 6 Lobby 12:30pm Extemporaneous Public Speaking Contest - Begin Speeches – Classrooms (Main Hall 2nd Floor) 2:30pm Team Sales Competition – Equine Arena 4:30pm American Angus Auxiliary Social – VIP Lounge 5pm American Angus Auxiliary Meeting – VIP Lounge 6pm Quiz Bowl Written Test – Banquet Hall (2nd Floor) THURSDAY, July 14 6:30am – 8:30am Breakfast – Banquet Hall (2nd Floor) 8am – 6pm Trade Show and Silent Auction opens – North Hall 8am Resume Show – Large Arena Steers, B&O Cow-Calf Pairs, Owned CowCalf Pairs, B&O Bulls, B&O Best Five Head 9am Post Quiz Bowl Final Round Qualifiers – Show Office 9 – 11am Showmanship Check-in – Show Office 10am – 4pm Hospitality Open – Sale Arena

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THURSDAY, July 14 (cont.) 11:30am – 1:30pm Lunch-Banquet Hall (2nd Floor) 1:30pm Showmanship Orientation/Photo Session – Large Arena Showmanship Preliminaries immediately following 4pm Team Fitting Contest – Equine Arena 5pm Quiz Bowl Finals – Region 6 Lobby / Classrooms FRIDAY, July 15 6:30am – 8:30am Breakfast – Banquet Hall (2nd Floor) 8am Trade Show and Silent Auction opens –North Hall 8am Resume Show – Large Arena Owned Heifers (Hfr Calf Div 1, 2, & 3 Champ. Lt & Erly Inter. Champ., & Jr. Yrlg Div 1& 2 Champ.) 10am – 4pm Hospitality Open – Sale Arena 11am Presentation of Advisor of the Year Award & Honorary Angus Foundation Awards – Large Arena 11:30am Lunch-Banquet Hall (2nd Floor) 12pm Mentoring Program Autograph Books Due – Show Office 1:30pm Angus Fndation Scholarship Presentations-Large Arena 4:30pm NJAA Elections – Region 6 Lobby (Main Hall 2nd Floor) 5pm Dinner 6:30 – 8pm NJAA Awards Program – Large Arena Presentation of the Following Awards: All NJAA Contests; Gold Awards; Crystal Award; Auxiliary, CAB/NJAA, Angus Foundation Scholarships; Introduction of New NJAA Officers and Directors 9pm – 12am Junior & adult social/dance – Banquet Hall & VIP Lounge SATURDAY, July 16 6:30am – 8:30am Breakfast – Banquet Hall (2nd Floor) 7am NJAA Board Meeting – Show Office 8am Trade Show and Silent Auction opens – North Hall 8am Showmanship Finals/Awards Presentation – Large Arena 9am – 12pm Hospitality Open – Sale Arena 9:30am Resume Show – Large Arena Remainder of Owned Heifers (Jr. Yearling Div. 3, 4, 5 & 6 Champions, Sr. Champion, Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion) Owned Best 5 Head, Announce Premier Breeders, Sweepstakes Winners and Auxiliary Silver Pitcher Presentations 10am Close Silent Auction –North Hall 12 noon Close Trade Show –North Hall


National Junior BeefMaster Show West Monroe, la. • July 18-24, 2011 MONDAY, July 18 2pm Cattle may begin arriving – Ike Hamilton Expo Center TUESDAY, July 19 8am – 6pm Cattle Check-in in the main arena (heifers & paperwork) 9am – 5pm Registration Open 1:30pm – 4:30pm Leadership Conference (mandatory for all Board of Director Candidates) 5pm JBBA Board of Directors Meeting (mandatory for all Board Candidates) in the Ike Hamilton Expo Center WEDNESDAY, July 20 8am – 12pm Registration Open 8am – 12pm Cattle Check-in in main arena (cattle & paperwork) 8am – 12pm Interviews, Board of Directors Candidates 12pm Kick-off Luncheon (Sponsored by Nolan Ryan Guaranteed Tender Meats) and sign up for contests 2pm – 5pm Cattle Check-in in the show ring 3pm Herdsman Quiz Dutch Treat Supper 7:30pm Family Fun Night THURSDAY, July 21 8am – 9am Cattle Check-in in the main arena (cattle & paperwork must be checked in by 9am) 8am Senior Division Public Speaking 9am Junior Division Public Speaking

THURSDAY, July 21 (cont.) 9am Intermediate Division Public Speaking 9am Cattle must be in place and checked in by show officials 10am Ultrasound steers 11am Beef Industry Seminar 12:30pm Lunch 1:30pm Judging Contest 3:30pm General Membership Meeting, Director Elections & Coloring Contest 6:30pm Supper FRIDAY, July 22 8am Showmanship Contest followed by PeeWee Showmanship (5 and under) 11am Steer Show 12pm Lunch 2pm 2011 National Bred & Owned Heifer Show; Immediately followed by the 2011 Haltered Bull Show 6pm Supper – followed by Live Fun Auction SATURDAY, July 23 8am 2011 National Heifer Show Lunch Dutch treat (snack bar will be open) 7pm Annual Awards Banquet and Dance SUNDAY, July 24 11am Cattle must be off grounds – owners of animals not removed by 11am will be fined $50 per animal.

National Junior Brahman Show

ft. smith, ark. • July 5-9, 2011

MONDAY, JULY 4 Facilities available for cattle. 4pm AJBA Jr. Board Meeting TUESDAY, JULY 5 7am AJBA Jr. Board Meeting 8am Queen & Princess Contest Meeting Expo Center Meeting Room 8am -10am Exhibitor Registration - Expo Center Autograph Contest Begins 10am All Cattle Must Be In Place 1pm Weighing & Measuring of Show Cattle - Harper Stadium 1:30pm Photography/Poster Contest Judging 2pm Public Speaking Contest - Expo Center 6:30 - 8pm Opening Ceremonies, Welcome Supper, Auction & Games Expo Center - Welcome Supper Sponsored by J&R Farms WEDNESDAY, JULY 6 8am Showmanship Contest - Judge: Dean Fuchs THURSDAY, JULY 7 8am Bred & Owned Judging - Judge: Doug Pierce 2:30pm Queen & Princess Tea/Interview Expo Center Meeting Room 4pm Shawnee Bailey Nominee Interviews Expo Center Meeting Room

FRIDAY, JULY 8 8am Female Judging - Judge: Brandon Callis 11:30am - 12:30pm Hot Dog Lunch Sponsored by Ken Ramsey Brahmans 3pm AJBA Annual Membership Meeting - Expo Center Take group photo (Please wear show t-shirt) Autograph Contest Due Herdsman Quiz SATURDAY, JULY 9 8am Bull Judging 6:30pm Awards Banquet - Expo Center 9pm -12am Dance

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National Junior Brangus Show West Monroe, la. • July 10 - 16, 2011 SUNDAY, July 10 8am Cattle May Arrive - IKE Hamilton Exposition Center 6pm IJBBA Board Meeting, Show Office at the Ike MONDAY, July 11 8:30 am NJBS Cattle Check-In Begins, Barn 12noon NJBS Cattle Must Be In Place Lunch Served, Ike Lobby 2pm Exhibitor Orientation 3pm Contest Check-In Begins, Main Arena 4pm Cattle Released to Tie-outs 5pm Opening Ceremonies, Main Arena 8pm Putt-Putt Golf TUESDAY, July 12 7am IJBBA Executive Committee Meeting, Ike Board Room 7:30am IJBBA Board & Queen Candidate Interview 8am Cattle Must Be In Barn Hospitality Room Opens 9am Silent Auction Opens, VIP Room 10am Team Fitting Demonstration & Showmanship Workshop, Make-up Arena 11am Team Fitting and Showing Contest, Main Arena 1pm Lunch Served, Ike Lobby 3pm Skill-a-thon Contest, Main Arena 5pm Cattle Released to Tie-outs 7pm Taste of States & Barnyard Olympics, Ike Lobby/Main Arena WEDNESDAY, July 13 8am Cattle Must Be In Barn 9am “Champions Challenge” Show – 2010 SOC Heifers Only, Main Arena Bred and Owned Heifer and Bull Shows, Main Arena 11:30am IBA Scholarship Workshop, VIP Room 12noon Lunch Served, Ike Lobby 1pm Calcutta Auction, Main Arena 1:30pm Speech Contest, Hilton Magnolia Salon A & B 4pm “Brangus Jeopardy” (Quiz Bowl), Main Arena 5pm Cattle Released to Tie-outs

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THURSDAY, July 14 8am Cattle Must Be In Barn National Junior Heifer and Cow/Calf Shows, Main Arena 12noon Futurity Only Show Cattle Must Be In Place Lunch Served, Ike Lobby 3pm Salesmanship Contest, Main Arena Futurity Only Show Cattle Check-In 4pm NJBS Trade-Show, IKE Lobby 5pm Cattle Released to Tie-outs 6pm “Source of Champions” Sale, Main Arena FRIDAY, July 15 8am Cattle Must Be In Barn Showmanship Clinic, Main Arena 10am Showmanship Contests, Main Arena 12noon “Old Timers” Showmanship Contest, Main Arena Silent Auction Closes, VIP Room 4pm Cattle Released to Tie-outs 6pm IJBBA General Membership Meeting/Reception/Awards Ceremony, Main Arena Saturday, July 16 8am Futurity Show, Main Arena Animals must be out of barn by midnight.


charolais Junior National

kansas City, Mo. • June 26 - July 1, 2011

SATURDAY, June 25 12pm Earliest arrival for cattle SUNDAY, June 26 Noon Barn stallings posted; Earliest admittance to barn 1 – 5pm Cattle Paper and Leadership Conference Check-In Speeches, posters, photos, scrapbooks, resumes, and art 4:30pm Meet & Greet with Charolais Queen - Upper Conf Room 5pm All cattle must be on the grounds 5:30pm Mentor Program – Upper Conference Rooms 8:00pm Mixer/Dance - TBD MONDAY, June 27 7am Conference Breakfast – Upper Exihibition Hall 9am Adult, chaperone and advisor meeting – Upper Hall 9-11am First Conference Session – Wagstaff 11am AIJCA General Caucus Meeting / Area Meetings 1pm Cook-off Contest – Central Hallway/Outside 1pm Fitting Demo - Hale Arena 4-5:30pm Second Conference Session – Wagstaff 6pm All participants line up by state for Opening Ceremonies 6:30pm Opening Ceremonies - Hale Arena 7:30pm Conference Dinner – Hale Arena TUESDAY, June 28 7:30am Weigh Steers 8am Prepared Speech, Impromptu Speech, & Interview Contests – Upper Conference Rooms 11:30am Conference Lunch – Upper Exihibition Hall 12:30pm Team Fitting Contest – Hale Arena Immediately folllowing Area Meetings and Director Elections Junior member attendance required) 6pm Adult Showmanship – Hale Arena

WEDNESDAY, June 29 8am Bull, Steer, Perc. Heifer, B&O Heifer Shows – Hale Arena 2pm Quiz Bowl Contest – Wagstaff/Upper Conference Room 5:30pm Conference Dinner – Upper Exihibition Hall 7pm Talent & Skit Night – Wagstaff Immediately folllowing 2011-12 AIJCA Board Meeting and Officer Elections THURSDAY, June 30 7am Conference Breakfast – Upper Exihibition Hall 8-9:30am Third Conference Session – Wagstaff 9:30-11:30amAIJCA Annual Membership Meeting – Wagstaff 11:30am Conference Lunch – Awards - Upper Exihibition Hall 1:30pm Showmanship Contest – Hale Arena 7pm AIJCA Annual Awards Banquet – Upper Exhibition Hall FRIDAY, July 1 8am Heifer Show – Hale Arena Cattle released at the conclusion of the show

National Junior Chianina Show

kansas City, Mo. • June 25-30, 2011

SATURDAY, June 25 All Day Arrival of cattle SUNDAY, June 26 12pm Barn stalling posted Earliest admittance to barn 12pm Queen Interviews – Upper conference rooms 1-4pm Check in Cattle & Participants 5:00pm Stockman’s Contest – Wagstaff By 5pm All cattle must be in place MONDAY, June 27 8:30am Exhibitor Meeting - Wagstaff 9:30am Salesmanship Contests – Hale 12:30pm Lunch 1pm Fitting Demo – Hale 2:30pm Team Fitting – Hale Arena 6:00pm Line up for Opening Ceremonies – Hale 6:30pm Opening Ceremonies/Meal – Hale

TUESDAY, June 28 7am Breakfast 8am Showmanship – Hale 12 Noon Lunch 4pm Livestock Judging – Hale 6pm Adult Showmanship – Hale WEDNESDAY, June 29 7am Breakfast 9:30am Quiz Bowl – Upper conf. rooms 12 Noon Lunch 1pm Speech Contest – upper rooms 5pm Exhibitor Meeting/Board Elections - Wagstaff 6:30pm Dinner & Social – ACA Office, Platte City THURSDAY, June 30 7am Breakfast 8am Shows (Steers, Chi Heifers, Bulls, Chiangus Heifers)

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Gelbvieh Junior classic

kearney, neb. • July 2 - 8, 2011

SATURDAY, July 2 3pm Cattle may arrive into tie-outs. SUNDAY, July 3 8am 11am 1pm 1- 4pm 5pm 7pm Dark

Set up in barn allowed Board Candidate Orientation Cattle must be in place Come & Go cattle and exhibitor check-in, ends at 4pm Opening Ceremonies Dinner, sponsored by Gelbvieh Assn. in Nebraska & Kansas Gelbvieh Assn. Gather at the hotel parking lot for a great view of Kearney’s Independence Day Celebration

MONDAY, July 4 7am Breakfast, sponsored by Flying H Genetics 8am Carcass Contest: Live Evaluation 9am Sales Talk & Ad Contest: Runs concurrently 11am Ambassador Interviews Noon Lunch, sponsored by Jr. Gelbvieh Breeders of Iowa 1pm Quiz Bowl Set Up 1:30pm Quiz Bowl Preliminaries 5pm Steer Weigh-In 5:30pm Mentor & Protege Orientation 6pm Dinner, sponsored by: Circle S Gelbvieh & Friends All Evening Railroad Ave. band, featuring AGJA Alumni Cody Jarvis

WEDNESDAY, July 6 (cont.) 11am Carcass Contest: Review 12:30pm Lunch, sponsored by Heart of America Gelbvieh Junior Association 1:30pm Leave for Rippe Fun Day. Transportation on your own. Park is approx. 2 miles from fairgrounds. 5pm Return to Fairgrounds from Fun Day Dinner on your own

TUESDAY, July 5 7am Breakfast, sponsored by Colorado Gelbvieh Association 8am Group Photo 9am Impromptu Speaking Contest Noon Lunch, sponsored by Oklahoma Gelbvieh Association 1pm Senior Team Fitting 3pm Junior/Intermediate Team Fitting During Team Fitting Slushies, sponsored by Perkins County FFA 6pm Dinner, sponsored by Post Rock Cattle, Dawson Creek, Meadowlark & Twin Oak Gelbvieh; Quiz Bowl Finals; Board Candidate Interviews

THURSDAY, July 7 7am Breakfast 8am AGJA National Showmanship Contest, followed by Pee Wee Showmanship Following the conclusion of Showmanship, there will be a 1 hour break before starting the Market Steer Show, Bred & Owned Balancer® Bull Show, and the Balancer® Female Show. Lunch, sponsored by Dromgoole’s Heaven and Texas Jr. Gelbvieh Assoc. 6pm Dinner, sponsored by Taubenheim Gelbvieh & Friends 7pm AGJA Annual Meeting

WEDNESDAY, July 6 7am Breakfast, sponsored by South Dakota Gelbvieh Assoc. 7:30am Judging Contest Registration 8am Judging Contest 8am Scott Gemar Adult Golf Outing, cost is $35/participant. Sign up at check-in. 9:30am - 11am AGA Online Registry System Demonstration

FRIDAY, July 8 7am Breakfast 8am AGJA National Bred & Owned Gelbvieh Bull Show, followed immediately by AGJA National Gelbvieh Female Show Noon Grab & Go Lunch, sponsored by Gateway Farm Expo 6pm AGJA National Awards Banquet at Holiday Inn

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Junior National Hereford Expo kansas City, Mo. • July 9 - 16, 2011 SATURDAY, July 9 8am Outdoor tie spaces available for early arriving cattle 8am Barn available for setting up stalls 2pm NJHA board, AHA staff, host state and candidates meeting – Wagstaff Theater 6pm National junior director candidate orientation/junior board meeting – Governor’s Room SUNDAY, July 10 Cattle may enter the barns (All cattle processing will be completed on Sunday) 7:30am Begin cattle processing – Hale Arena 7:30am – 5pm People registration – pick up show shirts and tickets – Upper Exhibition Hall 2pm State advisors meeting, hand out contest sign up packets, turn in posters and scrapbooks – Wagstaff 3pm Process steers (weigh and ultrasound) 3pm Illustrated speech contest: senior, junior, intermediate and peewee 4pm Hereford Idol – Wagstaff Theater 5pm All cattle must be in the barn and processed by now 7pm Contest sign up deadline – all advisors must turn in contest sign up packets 7:30pm State delegate meeting followed by candidate round table and meet-the-candidates dinner MONDAY, July 11 7am-9am Breakfast – Upper Exhibition Hall 8am National Junior Merit, Ed Bible, NOP Founders and Hereford Herdsman interviews 8am Hereford bowl written test – Wagstaff Theater 9am-Noon People registration – Upper Exhibition Hall 10am Great American CHB Grill-off – Blue Ribbon Café preparation; Governor’s Room presentation 11am 3-on-3 basketball – Upper Exhibition Hall 11am-1pm Lunch – Upper Exhibition Hall Noon State silent auction baskets must be in place – Hale Arena 1pm Queen’s Tea and orientation – Governor’s Room 3pm Mentoring mixer 4pm State group pictures – Hale Arena 5pm Opening ceremonies – Hale Arena 6:30pm Kick-off party and barbecue followed by junior dance TUESDAY, July 12 7am-9am Breakfast – Upper Exhibition Hall 7:30am HYFA golf tournament – Paradise Pointe 8am Cattle judging contest – Hale Arena 10am Team marketing: senior and junior – Hale Arena

TUESDAY, July 12 (cont.) 11am Extemporaneous speech contest (First preparation starts at 10:30am) 11am-1pm Lunch – Upper Exhibition Hall Noon Hereford bowl final “buzzer” round (top teams compete) – Wagstaff Theater 1:30pm National Hereford Women ice cream social – Hale Arena 2pm Honor Show Chow Fitting Clinic – Hale Arena 4pm Sullivan Supply/Stock Show University Team Fitting Contest – Hale Arena 7pm NJHA membership meeting – election of NJHA board of directors – Governor’s Room WEDNESDAY, July 13 7am-9am Breakfast – Upper Exhibition Hall 8am Sullivan Supply/Stock Show University Showmanship Contest – Hale Arena Ring 1: senior, intermediate, and senior final Ring 2: peewee and junior divisions 11am-1pm Lunch – Upper Exhibition Hall THURSDAY, July 14 8am Cow-calf pairs, bred-and-owned bulls, junior AI bulls, bred-and-owned-heifers, junior AI heifers – Hale Arena 6pm Steer show – Hale Arena FRIDAY, July 15 8am Begin owned heifer show – Hale Arena 6pm Awards dinner and ceremony – Upper Exhibition Hall SATURDAY, July 16 8am Resume owned heifer show, followed by the announcement of premier breeder and exhibitor, Walter and Joe Lewis Memorial Scholarship winner, golden pitchfork and herdsman of the year award winners, and then all group classes. NO cattle will be released until the conclusion of the show.

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National Junior Limousin Show aMarillo, texas • July 9-15, 2011 SATURDAY, July 9 8am Cattle may begin arriving 4pm Board of Directors interviews, Ambassador Hotel Board Meeting to Follow SUNDAY, July 10 8am Church Service 8:30am Cattle check-in 12pm Showmanship 5pm State officer & advisors meeting 6pm Fitting Demonstration, Tenderfoot social NJLS&C Birthday Party MONDAY, July 11 8am Beef Industry Workshop 10am All photos, magazine ads and posters due 11am Limi Boosters Beef Cook-Off 1pm Sales Talk 4pm Annual Membership Meeting 6pm Opening Ceremonies & Welcome Dinner

TUESDAY, July 12 8am Steer, B&O and Lim-Flex shows; Steer Carcass Evaluation 12pm Lunch WEDNESDAY, July 13 8am Owned female show 12pm Lunch 3pm Quiz bowl and team fitting rosters due THURSDAY, July 14 7am Judging contest registration 8am Judging contest 11am Quiz Bowl contest 4pm Team Fitting contest 7pm Sale of Sales

FRIDAY, July 15 8am All-American Lim. Futurity 2pm NALJA presidential election NALJA Board meeting 7pm NALJA awards banquet, Civic Center Grand Plaza, dance to follow, Ambassador Hotel

National Junior Maine-Anjou Show kansas City, Mo. • June 25 - 30, 2011 SATURDAY, June 25 All day Arrival of cattle to tie-outs. NO cattle allowed in barns. SUNDAY, June 26 12pm Stall assignments posted. Earliest admittance into barn. 4pm Cattle must be in place 1 - 4pm Cattle and Contest Check-In 12pm Queen and Princess Interviews 4:30pm Cattleman’s Challenge MONDAY, June 27 **Vita Ferm T-Shirt Day** 8am Cattle in Place 8am Advisor/Delegate meeting 9:30am Salesmanship Contest 12:30pm Lunch 1pm Fitting Demonstration by Stock Show University 1:30pm Poster Contest 2:30pm Speech Contest 6pm Lineup for Opening Ceremonies 6:30pm Opening Ceremonies

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TUESDAY, June 28 7am Breakfast 8am Cattle in Place 9:30am She’s A Lady Futurity 10am Cook-Off Contest 12pm Lunch 12:30pm Team Fitting Contest 4pm Livestock Judging Contest 6pm Adult Showmanship WEDNESDAY, June 29 7am Breakfast 8am Cattle in Place 8am Showmanship 12pm Lunch 3pm Chili Cook-Off 6pm Annual Meeting THURSDAY, June 30 7am Breakfast 8am Cattle in Place 7:30am Prospect, Progress Steers, MaineTainer Heifers, Bred & Owned Bulls 7pm Annual Banquet

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Junior Red angus Round-Up

kansas City, Mo. • June 21 - 25, 2011

Tuesday, June 21 • Meet in Kansas City - entries for Poster Contest, Scrapbook Contest, T-shirt Design Contest, and Print Advertising contest turned in • Welcome and orientation • Ice breakers and team building exercises with Kansas FFA officer • Attend Kansas City Royals baseball game Wednesday, June 22 • Tour JK Cattle Company, Paula and Kurt Schwarz, LaCygne, KS Team Sales & Weight Guessing contest, as well as cattle/pasture tour • Tour Green Springs Bull Test Station, Nevada, MO • Tour Rush Red Angus, Rocky, Karen, Tyler & Shelby Rush, Jasper, MO Cattle Judging contest and barn dance, as well as pasture and farm tour Thursday, June 23 • Tour Joplin Regional Stockyards, Carthage, MO • Lunch stop at historic Ft. Scott, KS • Tour Mushrush Red Angus, Joe & Connie Mushrush, Strong City, KS Quiz Bowl contest as well as cattle/pasture tours

Friday, June 24 • Tour K-State University, Manhattan, KS Beef Stocker unit, presentation on animal welfare, udder and feet/leg evaluation and scoring workshop by Sandra Utter Levering Saturday, June 25 • Tour Kniebel Cattle Co., Kevin & Mary Ann Kniebel, White City, KS Prepared and Extemporaneous Speech contests, Ranch Rodeo, commercial feedlot tour, cattle/pasture tour, annual JRA business meeting & election of officers, awards presentation & pizza party

National Red Brangus Junior Show lake Charles, la. • June 15 - 19, 2011 WEDNESDAY, June 15th 7am Barn Opens 5 – 6:30pm Paper Check and Sift 7pm Pool/Pizza Party @ Pool THURSDAY, June 16th 7 – 8am Final Paper Check & Sift (cattle must be in place by 8am) 8-9am Opening Ceremonies 9am – 10pm Junior Meeting officer elections, queen voting 11am Costume Contest 12:30pm Lunch at Barn 1:30pm Sales Talk Free Afternoon: Ideas for fun include: (Airboat rides, Crawfish Tours, Waterpark, Casino, Golf) 6pm Dinner @ Barn 7pm Barnyard Olympics

FRIDAY, June 17th 7am – 2pm Heifer Futurity Cattle Move In 8am Showmanship Contest Livestock Judging 12pm Lunch 1pm National Bull Show National Bred & Owned Show 3pm Livestock Judging Contest 4:30pm Quiz Bowl Contest 4:30pm Board Meeting @ Isle of Capri 6pm Judging of Futurity Animals 7pm Crawfish Boil & Cajun hospitality SATURDAY, June 18th 9am National Junior Heifer Show 12pm Futurity Heifer Sale 3pm General Meeting & ARBA Board Elections @ Isle of Capri 7pm Awards Banquet, Live Auction, & Dinner

SUNDAY, June 19th 8am Father’s Day Breakfast @ Hotel

Red Poll Junior Preview Show

sHelbyville, ind. • June 17-18, 2011

FRIDAY, June 17 9am Arrival of cattle and kids begins Papers checked upon arrival 6:30pm Evening meal & entertainment Meal 7:30pm Jeff Caplinger and Friends 9pm Animals must be on grounds

SATURDAY, June 18 (cont.) 11:30am-2pm Amer. Jr. Red Poll Meeting 2 - 4pm Junior Activities Near Barns Old Timers Show 6:30pm Dinner at Knights of Columbus Recognition & Silent Auction Crowning of the Queens

SATURDAY, June 18 10am Weigh steers and finishing checking papers 10:30am Joe Jackson workshop 11:30am-2pm Indiana Red Poll Meeting

SUNDAY, June 19 9am Showmanship Show Steers, Bulls, Cow/Calves Heifers, Group classes: pair of females; get-of-sire

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Salers Junior National Show

brookings, sd • July 5 - 9, 2011

TUESDAY, July 5 12noon: Cattle may start arriving (tie-outs) WEDNESDAY, July 6 8am Cattle may start arriving at the arena 9am Water and assistance from ASJA available for set up 10am Golf outing 1:30-3pm Cattle Check-in and Registration 3-3:45pm Ice Breakers – ASJA Members required to attend 6:30pm Pizza, Ice Cream Party & Barnyard Olympics THURSDAY, July 7 8-8:15am Morning Round-up 9am-12pm Livestock Judging Contest and Workshops 12 2011 ASJA Board of Director Applications Due 12-1pm Lunch 1:30-3:30 pm Quiz Bowl Contest 3:45-4:15 pm Junior Art Activity 4:15-5:15 pm ASJA Queen and Princess Contest 4:15-5:15 pm Advertising Contest 6pm Tailgate Cook-off 7:30 pm Board of Director Interviews 8pm Swimming and Watermelon at the Days Inn FRIDAY, July 8 8-8:15 am Morning Round-Up 8:15-8:45am Steer Weigh-In

FRIDAY, July 8 (cont.) 8:45-10:30am No Fit Showmanship and Bucket Calf Show 11-12:30pm Team Fitting Contest 12:30-1:30 pm Lunch 2pm ASJA Annual Meeting 3-5pm Educational Seminars (3 Workshops: Leadership, AI, Ultrasound & Carcass) 7pm Dinner SATURDAY, July 9 9:15 am ASJA Junior National Show Showmanship Showdown following show Lunch 5pm Awards Banquet

National Santa Gertrudis Junior Show athens, texas • June 20 - 24, 2011 SATURDAY, June 18 1pm Grounds Open for Arrival Sunday, June 19, 2011 Grounds Open for Arrival 3pm – 6pm Mini-GOALS ( Show Stands) 6pm Information Gathering/ Social (Show Stands) Junior Board Interviews (Show Grounds) Stalls available for setup/affiliate display 7pm NJSGA Board of Directors Meeting (Show Grounds) MONDAY, June 20 8am–12pm Cattle Check-Walk (Show Arena) Check-In: Yearbook, PowerPoint & Photography Entries Contest Entries Must Be Checked In By 3pm 9am Queen/Princess Brunch/Interview 1-4pm Brain Bowl Prior to Welcome Dinner Daily Wrap Up (Show Stands) 6pm Welcome Dinner (Show Arena) TUESDAY, June 21 8am Cattle in Barn 8am-4pm Herdsman Contest 9am-12pm Public Speaking Contest (Trinity Valley College) 2pm Cattle Judging (Make-Up Arena) Prior to Live Concert Daily Wrap Up (Show Arena) 6pm Live Concert (Show Arena)

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WEDNESDAY, June 22 8am Cattle in Barn 8am-4pm Herdsman Contest 8am Pre-Showmanship Meeting (exhibitor & parent) 9am Showmanship 1pm Sales Talk (Show Arena) Following Sales Talk Daily Wrap Up (Show Stands) 6pm Scholarship Interviews-Best Western Royal Mountain THURSDAY, June 23 8am Cattle in Barn 9 am NSGJHS Purebred Female Show (Show Arena) NSGJHS General Membership Meeting (Show Stands) 6pm SGBI Youth Activities Gathering FRIDAY, June 24 9am NSGJHS Special Classes Judging (Show Arena) (Cow/Calf, Donated, Best of Polled, Bred & Owned, Star 5) 6pm Awards Banquet – Cain Center Cattle Released (after Banquet)


National Junior Shorthorn Show indianapolis, ind. • June 26 - July 2, 2011 SUNDAY, June 26 Cattle may arrive in tie-outs MONDAY, June 27 8am Stall Set up and cattle allowed in the barns 1-5pm Start processing cattle 5:30pm Barnyard Olympics TUESDAY, June 28 8am All cattle must be stalled 8am Advisors & Exhibitor meeting 9am Finish processing cattle 9am Golf Outing 9am Registration for all contests 11:30am Lunch 12pm All projects & cattle checked-in 1pm Judging of arts, poster, photos, and state projects 1:30pm Youth Conference I Mentor-Apprentice Sign-up 1:30pm Shorthorn Sidekicks Session I 2:30pm Speech Contest 6pm Start taking state group photos 7pm Opening Ceremonies Pizza dinner followed by Flag Football competition

WEDNESDAY, June 29 8am Showmanship 11:30 Lunch 1pm Youth Conference II 1pm Shorthorn Sidekicks Session II 2:30pm Quiz Bowl Contest 3pm Annual Lassie Meeting 3:30pm Team Salesmanship Contest TBA Show Stock University THURSDAY, June 30 7am Breakfast 8am Interview Board Candidates 8am Livestock Judging Contest 11am Youth Conf. III – Elections: Only State Delegates attend 11am Shorthorn Sidekicks Session III 11am-1pm Colts in Motion NFL Museum on site 11:30am Interview Lassie Candidates 11:30am Interview Australian Ambassador Candidates 12:30am Beef Cook-Off Contest Adult Division Beef Cook-off 3pm Team Fitting Contest 6:30pm Funding the Future Sale and Dinner

SIMMENTAL NATIONAL cLASSIc SATURDAY, July 2 Early Arrivals after 4pm SUNDAY, July 3 12-4pm Contestant & Cattle Check-In, 3pm Mentoring Mixer, Mathewson Exhibition Center 4:30-5pm Opening Ceremony, Mathewson Exhibition Center 5:30-7:30pm Skill-A-Thon Contest, Armory 7-8 pm Pizza Dinner, Youth Building MONDAY, July 4 8am-12pm Sales Talk Contest 2-6pm Public Speaking Contest 2pm Interview Contest 6 pm Dinner, Youth Building 7pm Regional Meetings/ Town Hall Meeting, Mathewson 8pm Fireworks Display!

FRIDAY, July 1 7:30am Donuts, Juice, and Coffee 8am Bred & Owned Heifer Show, Bred & Owned Bull Show, Cow/Calf Show, Prospect Steer Show, Market Steer Show, ShorthornPlus Steer Show, ShorthornPlus Heifer Show 6pm Dinner and Awards Banquet SATURDAY, July 2 7:30am Donuts, Juice, and Coffee 8am National Junior Shorthorn Show and Junior PACE Show 11am Release of all Arts, Posters, State Scrapbooks, and Booths

sedalia, Mo. • July 2-8, 2011

TUESDAY, July 5 8am-12pm Showmanship Contest 2pm-6pm Livestock Judging Contest 6pm Dinner, Youth Building 7pm Old Timer’s Showmanship, Mathewson Exhibition Center WEDNESDAY, July 6 8am Cattle Show (Steers, Cow/Calf, Percentage) 1 hr After Show Quiz, Armory THURSDAY, July 7 8am Cattle Show (Simbrah, Fullblood, Purebred) 1-4pm Elections Polls Open For Voting, Show Office 7pm Cookout BBQ, Youth Building 9pm Outdoor Movie

FRIDAY, July 8 8am Fitting Demonstration, Donnelly Arena 9am Fitting Contest, Donnelly Arena 2pm Awards Banquet, Armory Release following close of Banquet

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Article & Photos By Rebecca Hamilton

Brahman

Simbrah .Simbravieh

Mi Casa Es Su Casa La Muneca:

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A tradition of family

Carlos and his brothers and sister own ith a history dating back to 1873,

25,000 acres in the Rio Grande Valley, 6,400

the La Muneca ranch has grown

of which Carlos and his family lease. It is on this

to be one of the premier American

land that they keep their 500-head herd, which

cattle operations in South Texas. Carlos X. Guerra

is comprised of four registered breeds. The fam-

owns and manages this family operation locat-

ily raises polled Brahmans, Simbrahs, Braunviehs,

ed in Linn, Texas, with the help of his wife, Sister

and are in the process of developing a new breed

Guerra, and their four children and their spouses:

called Simbraviehs.

Laura and Rene, Carlos “Carlitos” Jr. and Stephanie,

Offering a multitude of junior rewards programs

Victor and Cristina. Carlos and his wife also enjoy

and giving scholarships to youth from their com-

the future of La Muneca, their grandchildren Ga-

munity, the Guerra’s have realized the importance

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of youth in the livestock industry.


La Muneca is known for elite purebred American cattle and an unmatched client experience. Their kindness, hospitality, and vast knowledge of the cattle industry are all evident through their love for their community and livestock.

How it all began The La Muneca ranch began in the late 1800s when Guerra’s widowed greatgrandmother, Antonia, came from Mexico searching for a better life for her and her three sons. Carlos’s grandfather, Arcadio, was the oldest and was fourteen at the time. He had a passion for agriculture and slowly began to save his money to invest in land. He was one of the first to build cotton gins, and his sons were among the first to build grain elevators in South Texas. The brand of La Muneca, which means “paper doll” in Spanish, was registered in 1873. This brand is still used on all of their cattle today and adorns their office, ranch, and the Guerra’s home. Formerly Guerra Bros. Registered Cattle, La Muneca was established by Carlos and Sister in 1989 when they bought out the family’s registered cattle business and began a new venture of their own. The Guerra’s had their first production sale a year later in January of 1990 and have prospered since that first sale. Carlos initiated his passion for the cattle industry at an early age in 1963 when his Uncle suggested he and his brothers get involved in the Red Angus breed. With the purchase of a few Red Angus cow-calf pairs, their registered program began. Through registered cattle, FFA, and 4-H, Guerra began a lifelong commitment to improving the lives of youth through purebred cattle projects. La Muneca has bred Red Angus, Red Brangus, Red Brahman, Indu Brazil, Gyr, Black and White Zebus, Gelbray, Simmentals, Braunviehs, Polled Brahmans, and Simbraviehs throughout their history. Currently they focus on their Brahman, Braunvieh, Simbravieh, and Simbrah herds.

involved in the family ranch. Within minutes of meeting the Guerra family, you can easily see how their love for one another and American cattle has enabled them to make their operation what it is today. The Guerras’ oldest daughter Laura is an attorney and her husband Rene is the Chief of Staff for Senator Chuy Hinojosa. Guerra’s son Carlitos manages the ranch, while his wife Stephanie is a pharmaceutical representative for Novartis. Their second son, Victor, recently graduated from law school and plans to pursue environmental law. Their youngest, Cristina, graduated from the Gemological Institute of America and runs her own jewelry business. All four children graduated from Texas A&M University and have gone on to become extremely successful in their own endeavors. Despite their differing professional interests, there is one constant between them all – their desire to give back, a trait modeled by their parents. The children have all participated and volunteered in the organizations they were a part of as youths, in the 4-H and FFA programs. The Guerras have invested their time into the livestock community and treat their fellow cattlemen all as family. “We are a family. The kiddos we help are a part of our family. Our clients are another family. It’s all about family,” Carlos said. While ranching is their passion, the Guerra family takes time to enjoy each other outside of the La Muneca brand, as well. Carlos is an avid golfer and cattle photographer. The children and his wife, Sister, all enjoy activities in Linn and the surrounding communities, involving

between the pages their church and community cook-off. Time with their children and grandchildren is cherished by Carlos and Sister.

The Registered Advantage Carlos X. Guerra makes a good poster child for purebred cattle operations. The people, the cattle, and the relationships made are all reasons Carlos is such a proponent of the purebred cattle industry. La Muneca has thrived on the business of registered cattle and fully supports all of American agriculture. “Registered cattle present the opportunity for the producer to set a value for their own cattle and enables them the opportunity to capitalize on marketing,” Carlos expressed. At their sales, the Guerras encourage families to purchase heifer projects that will create a foundation for any herd. “It only takes one embryo or one heifer calf to be the start of a cow family for years to come,” Carlos said. “A heifer is like a factory. You aren’t just purchasing an animal for one show, but in-

It’s About Family La Muneca began as a family endeavor and has continued to grow in that same spirit. All four of the Guerra’s children are

A young Simbravieh cow with her calf

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LMC WFC Dream Girl: many-time champion Simbrah for Jordan Grahmann, whose family has bought cattle from La Muneca every year for more than 20 years.

LMC Rhino: 2011 International Champion Simbrah. LMC & LMC bull clients have bred 15 of the last 16 Houston Champion Simbrah bulls.

Giving Back

Camille Grahmann with her LMC-bred 2011 Houston Champion. Her older sister, Alicia, had reserve with another Muneca baby doll.

stead a two-year project that will continue to produce long after her show career is finished,” he continued. At La Muneca, they believe so strongly in helping juniors with their heifer projects that they will provide two straws of semen free for each exhibitor to breed their heifers with each year until they graduate from high school. This kind of investment in their clients and the continued success of the heifers they sell is what makes the Guerras and La Muneca so successful. La Muneca prides itself on offering the complete experience for any of its clients. From the first time a junior leads a heifer or bull off the trailer all the way through the breeding and marketing process, the Guerra family upholds an unmatched standard of customer service. For those juniors who are unsure whether they would like to start a herd of their own, La Muneca will allow them to sell their heifer after her show career in their production sale each year. This outlet gives all juniors an opportunity to be involved in this great junior program. No matter the breed or the person showing the animal, Carlos boasts that, “every breeder can make a great difference. It only takes one great heifer and one great cow family to change a breed.”

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One of the most unique and distinguishing parts of La Muneca is their extensive junior program and the benefits they promote for youth involved in cattle projects. Through shows, sales, and scholarship programs, the Guerras have invested great amounts of time, money, and added attention into the juniors who become involved in their cattle program. Carlos stressed the benefits of juniors showing livestock, avowing, “There is no better life experience than a properly managed cattle project.” La Muneca hosts a variety of events throughout the year to promote their operation and the breeds which they raise. Ranch events include La Muneca Junior Round-Up and Futurity, MAS Showdown, LMC Jackpot, Simmental-Simbrah Super Bowl, the MAS Sale, and the new LMC $ellabration. The majority of events are held on their ranch, where they welcome up to 500 visitors at a time for shows and sales. These events provide juniors the opportunities to learn more about the care of their projects and ways to improve their

showmanship and leadership skills. With thousands of dollars being awarded in premiums and scholarships, there is always an opportunity for the juniors to earn money based on hard work and dedication. Mr. Guerra is an adamant proponent of the value of showmanship and hard work. The Guerras place tremendous value in each junior’s showmanship skills. While the quality of their cattle is of utmost importance, they also look past the cattle to see the junior at the halter. Though they might not be sticking the best heifer in the ring, the Guerras emphasize how showmanship will teach juniors skills they can use for a lifetime. Carlos stresses that, “Life is showmanship. The skills you learn to showcase your cattle employ the same principles needed in life.” Half of all premiums at the aforementioned shows go directly to showmanship awards. Guerra believes that this will instill a sense of accomplishment in these youth who will in turn correlate that to hard work. Not only does La Muneca sponsor awards and premiums for showmanship and traditional placing classes, but the importance of scholarships and higher education is stressed to the youth involved in their program. The Victor Guerra Memorial Scholarship, named after Carlos’s younger brother, has given out over one million dollars in the past 31 years. There is also a scholar-

LMC Futurity Senior Showmanship Champions. LMC juniors will compete for over $40,000 in LMC-sponsored showmanship competitions this year.

The Guerra family awards every graduating senior in the two communities near their ranch a $500 to $4,000 scholarship. These monies are raised at their annual production sale by the sale of embryos, hunts, deer, horses, and special lots donated by friends and themselves. They award an average of $35,000 per year in scholarships. They practice VOLUNTEERISM and encourage all of these students to do the same.

2010 LMC Booster, Supporter, and Volunteer of the Year Winners.


ship initiative honoring Carlos’s parents which benefits the youth of Linn and San Isidro, Texas. The Guerras also go through an interview process where every student in their community who applies for a scholarship in their program will receive one. These scholarships are only the beginning of the investment that the Guerras put into the students and juniors they help.

Adaptation What many show cattle enthusiasts fail to realize is that 90% of the world’s beef supply has a percentage of bos indicus. The majority of large cattle producing operations are located in close proximity to the equator, making heat tolerance a must! This, coupled with insect resisLMC LF tance, high growth, and unexpected carBraveheart: a leading cass merit, makes American and AmerSimbravieh sire ican-influenced cattle an integral part of for La Muneca. the beef industry. La Muneca has adapted their cattle to their environment, a region which is one of the most challenging in the nation. With an average rainfall of 20 inches per year, proper management of land is essential. The Guerras have adapted their cattle to this area and have met the potential of their surroundings. With the ever-present threat of extreme drought and wildfires, ranching American cattle in south Texas is a challenging but rewarding experience. La Muneca markets semen to breeders internationally, selling units to Colombia, South Africa, Australia, and the Dominican Republic, all in just the week prior to the writing of this column. Though American cattle seem foreign to many producers in the Midwest, their benefits are endless. Longevity is unmatched in American cattle, which can be kept in production for up to 20 years. LMC Apollo: A popular twoyear-old polled Brahman sire.

Looking Forward With four grandchildren and a growing client base, the possibilities for the future of La Muneca are endless. La Muneca continues to support the youth of the American Cattle industry, and anyone who is interested in starting their own Americanbreed herd. When asked about the difference La Muneca has found between their current American cow base compared to the British-influenced breeds they started with,

between the pages Carlos replied, “it’s all about environment. There is no right or wrong, but you need to raise what is best suited for where you are.” La Muneca has helped shape the American cattle industry, with their most recent endeavor being the development of a new breed. Combining the maternal, carcass, and production strengths of the Simbrah and Braunvieh breeds, La Muneca has developed the Simbravieh. The hybrid vigor of this new breed brings forth a host of traits that will aid in the progression of American cattle, both nationally and abroad. Through their years of success and dedication to the youth of today’s livestock industry, Carlos and the La Muneca operation are full of knowledge. Carlos offers advice for any junior saying, “buy from reputable breeders, do your homework, invest in strong cow families, and always buy the best you can afford.” Carlos embodies the spirit of the La Muneca Ranch which encourages youth to get involved. He remarks, “it is important to recognize more kids at shows. They need to leave with more than just empty feed sacks and a few memories.” La Muneca is cultivating the future of agriculture through instilling value in every junior they come in contact with. They have created an unrivaled support system for every family who purchases cattle from them, making every individual they meet feel like family. Carlos has led a life rich in God, family, and most importantly, doing what he loves. “Animo” is one of his favorite words, a Spanish term used to describe passion and energy. Hearing him talk about his wife, children, and American cattle proves how he is living out the intention of his favorite mantra. La Muneca has evolved into an American cow herd that thrives on their environment in south Texas. The Guerra family has established an international brand on the tradition and values of family, building a legacy that will endure for generations to come. Visitors are always welcome at La Muneca, where the Guerras’ casa es su casa.

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Simmental

& SimAngus

Article By Jackie Fitzgerald Photos by Jackie Fitzgerald & Ashley Werning

Loyalty. Honesty. Service. striving for excellence at

T

hese are characteristics the Wer-

Werning Cattle Co.

around 400 cow-calf pairs, at any given time.

ning Cattle Company aspire to ful-

Cattle Business Weekly referred to Werning Cat-

fill. An established family in the Em-

tle Company as the “Birthplace of the SimAngus

ery area, Dale and his wife, Joan,

breed.” Now whether or not that is absolutely true,

have become well known in the

Dale was one of the first people in his area to start

industry as seed stock producers. Along with their

using Simmentals in his Angus breeding program.

son Scott and his wife Ashley, the Werning Cattle

He believes the two breeds compliment each other

Company is a family owned and operated success.

well in the way their genetics combine to create

Dale and the family work a 2,500-acre spread

desirable traits including maternity, longevity, and

south of Emery, S.D. Along with cattle, they also

carcass traits. According to Dale, the total produc-

grow corn, beans, and alfalfa. They typically run

tivity of this cross is tremendous.

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“I’m a firm believer that good Angus cattle need to be the foundation of everything you want to do,” said Dale. “If you want to breed them, cross them, whatever, you need to start with good solid Angus.” The Wernings celebrated their 30th Annual Production Sale in February 2011. Even though winter conditions accompanied the auction, the sale featured 85 yearling bulls, 30 twenty-month-old bulls, and 80 bred heifers. Despite the rough weather, they had a solid turnout and over 600 viewers tuned in for the online broadcast. Nothing is more rewarding to Dale than seeing people accepting and buying his livestock. The response from commercial buyers confirms what the Wernings are doing. “The most gratifying thing is to walk into the sale ring and see it full of people,” said Dale. “It’s not just the bodies, but the fact that they’re good cattle people; it’s in their hearts. Seeing buyers who are looking not for average cattle but animals that will move them ahead a step in every generation is very gratifying.” Dale spends much time delivering bulls to buyers in eastern S.D. and elsewhere. This is normal procedure for the Wernings, and the customer service side of things is very important to them. They know it takes time to go out and visit customers, but to them it’s worth it. “Sale day is too busy to chat, but when you deliver bulls, you get to see their operation, you get to talk about what’s going on for them,” said Dale. “I told my wife unless those bulls don’t work, they’re all going to be back next year. You can tell by the way they talk to you they’re pleased and interested.” Scott said they build a solid tie with their customers. They have a two-way connection with their regular customers; the relationship starts professionally and works its way towards friendship. Dale thinks it’s a trust thing. He believes being open and honest with customers builds a solid foundation.

History

Werning Cattle Company started off as a small farming operation in the late 1950’s, where Art and Hilda Werning raised their three sons, Dale, Mark, and Wayne. The operation started as a cattle feeding site, relatively large for its time. They also did some farming to produce corn and roughages as feeds for the livestock.

Dale felt the pull to the cattle side of agriculture at age 11 when he started showing steers in 4-H. In 1970 he started traveling to Chicago to show cattle. He picked up on what types of cattle did well and thrived from his dad. He looked for cattle with a solid base to them and some depth, to get them to market quickly and efficiently. Dale graduated from South Dakota State University (SDSU) with a degree in Animal Science in 1973. He participated on beef judging teams while at state and started his AI work in 1971. When he returned to the home place, Dale started working with Frank Cable who had some Limousin semen, which was hard to come by back then. In 1972 the Wernings met up with other people at the SD State Fair and talked about having a club calf sale. Fred DeRouchey and Roger Simon teamed up with the Wernings that fall and had their first sale in Worthington, Minnesota. The sale went well and had a calf go on to win in Kansas City. “We always had good partners to join up with for sales,” said Dale. Reliable sale partners and solid breeding kept cattle producers coming back to the Wernings to boost up their cattle herds. Dale started incorporating more Simmental bulls along with Angus influences. Over the years they had better luck with structurally sound calves through the SimAngus route. One of their first bull sales they had a black baldy simmental bull sell to buyer in Oklahoma. The man had never seen the bull but bought him off the word of another buyer. That consistent candid business helped the business grow. In 1998 the business progressed as the Wernings had their first independent bull sale out of Mitchell, SD. They bred the cross for calving ease and good production. Dale started raising his own bulls and was drawn to the dark red bulls bred back on to the black Angus cows. “It was vital to get people comfortable with the idea of the Simmental cross in general,” said Dale. “After they used them and saw the maternal value and low throw-away numbers, there was a change in the commercial view, which helped lead to better Simmental acceptance.” A large portion of the business comes from repeat buyers for the Wernings. Dale and Scott both believe strongly in customer service and putting guarantees on livestock, so people know they are trustworthy.

between the pages “A large number of our customers were at our first few sales themselves, or their parents were,” said Scott. “They don’t always need to come out [to the sale]; they just call because they know how we run things.” Staying on top of new innovations and technology has always been a part of the Werning Cattle Company. Dale and Scott have recently started selling sexed semen from their well known bull, Dreamcatcher, a popular AI sire. They have also been implementing the use of ultrasound technology to test for traits like marbling. Through this testing, they found Dreamcatcher is currently the number two bull for producing consistently high-marbling calves in the breed. Other advances the Wernings use include DNA testing and embryo work. They have identified top cows in their herd to try to get as much influence out of them as possible through embryo transplants. Over the past two years they have increased the volume and numbers in this area.

Family

The business and the cattle are the center of what the Wernings do. It’s a lot of responsibility and work. Like many ranching families, the Wernings don’t get much time off. Once they get done with one part of production, it’s time to start the next. According to Scott, working with the family is special kind of blessing. “You’ve got to give and take a little bit, but we get to see everyone daily. Sometimes we might L-R: Ashley, Creighten, Scott, Dale, Joan, Jared, and Jill Werning

Scott, Ashley, & Creighten

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take it for granted, but it really is great,” he shared. Each of Dale’s three kids own a few head in the herd and help work on the ranch. Dale said he is excited to see his kids’ interest in continuing to be involved in the operation. Having someone who is willing to step in and take over gives Dale a goal to continuously work towards. He also believes it is important for them to see other perspectives in the industry. “Scott got to go and work at Cargill, and I hope that Jared gets that chance as well,” said Dale. “It’s important for them to go out and see how other people get things done before they come back to ranch here at home.” Since Scott came aboard full-time, the Wernings have been doing more advertising. They realize how important it is to let people know what they’re doing and what’s available. Their website has been running since around 2002 and has been getting a fair amount of attention from around the world. Scott says it’s a good place where people can go to gather info without a lot of effort. The website has created growing interest. People keep an eye on the business then go to website to learn a little more.

Challenges

Over the years the family has been the driving force for the ranch. Dale has worked on the ranch with not only the help of Scott, but also daughter Jill and son Jared. This limited work force has become a slight challenge, as the kids get older and rotate to schools. When the kids were all at school, Dale had to do chores, perform maintenance, and other tasks without their help. “With the kids going to school I really have to plan ahead a little more,” said Dale. “You have to have sneaky ways of getting

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Left: Dale & Scott discuss cow-calf pairs

whether I’m going to bid on them.”

Below: Creighten Werning meets legendary sire, Dream Catcher

One thing is for sure: Werning Cattle Company wants to continue making cattle that are complete and balanced. The strong reputation of their cattle has become a solid part of the beef industry. They will keep developing top-notch genetics and try to eliminate any unwanted traits that show up. “We’ve always tried to be our biggest critic,” said Scott. “We’re as hard on us and our cattle as anybody and there are things we see that others may not.” Customers rely on the Wernings to be honest and put their best cattle into the sale ring. The only way to improve their animals is to be critical of what they’re doing. The Wernings try to be upfront with their customers about what’s working, as well as listen to what their customers like and dislike. Recently the family added Allied Genetic Resources (AGR) to their list of cooperators. AGR is working to establish value added markets for those producers investing in high quality Werning Genetics, placing these genetics in feedlots that prefer Simmental influenced cattle and market them on a value based grid. The Wernings believe taking advantage of this new servie is next step they needed to take as seedstock producers. Scott and Dale think it will be a really good addition, because AGR provides a unique marketing approach for SimAngus cattle. Coming up this September the Werning Cattle Company will host their 40th Annual Show Prospects sale. They aim for pedigree, performance, eye appeal, and disposition in their show cattle. They breed for overall balanced livestock. “In order for us to become more successful, our customers need to be more successful,” said Scott. And that in a nutshell is what Werning Cattle Company strives for in all they do.

cattle in to feed when you’re working alone.” “It’s a battle,” said Scott. “Between sorting, raking, putting up hay, doing AI work, moving bales, spraying, treating calves, plus fixing fence, it all takes time and man-power. “ According to Dale one of the biggest challenges is trying to stay on top of the genetics. One struggle the Werning family faces is pressure; pressure from customers who count on them to be on top of the curve for genetics. The other producers are busy and don’t have time to do in-depth research on which bulls are doing well or not. “We want to give consumers the freshest and best genetics out there,” said Scott. “They put confidence in us to do that for them. We enjoy that confidence in our program, but it is constant pressure on us.” Another challenge is cultivating the pheno-types people like. Dale said he remembers cattle from way back when the first Simmentals were becoming popular. They weren’t very eye-appealing. Dale wanted to produce livestock that not only would have sound genetics, but would also look like solid beef cattle. The Wernings know there are some traits you can’t see just by looking at livestock, but they also know that the first impression is vital to buyers. “When I’m sitting in a sale barn the first thing I observe as group of cattle walk in is the way they act, the way they look, their hair coat,” said Dale. “Before the weight ever goes up, I’ve already decided just by their visual appearance Grand Champion SimAngus Female, 2008 American Royal.

Future


BusinessMinded

courtesy of Matthew E. O’Donnell, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney

M

uni Bonds Climb a Wall of Worry

It is often said that markets climb a wall of worry, and municipal bond investors have had plenty to worry about: headlines about stressed-out state and local finances, outflows from municipal bond mutual funds, and an uptrend in US Treasury yields. Still, the muni bond market has been inching up that wall, with Treasury yields coming off their recent peaks, fund outflows declining and a dearth of new issues.

coverage has also slowed, while budget-related tensions between public-employee unions and elected officials have increased. We view this constructively, as long-standing issues are now being addressed. We expect most states to cut and/or tax their way to balanced budgets. Further, with improvement in the economy and employment picking up, tax revenues are also increasing. Perhaps most important—despite the headlines and drama—municipal defaults and bankruptcy filings are still rare occurrences.

Long End Lags

Though municipal bond yields have declined somewhat during the last month, they are still attractive on a tax-equivalent basis and also compare favorably with yields on taxable corporate bonds.

Recently, with the exception of the longest maturities, muni prices have improved. Tax exempts have also outperformed comparable-maturity US Treasuries—again, with the exception of the longest maturities. Of course, these gains could be challenged by an inflation scare or a return to a more normalized calendar of $5 billion to $7 billion in new issues per week. While all fixed income securities are subject to interest rate risk, municipal bonds look compelling on a risk-adjusted, tax-equivalent basis versus other fixed income asset classes (see table). Driving this value are near-record yield-curve steepness that rewards investors for extending maturities and outsized credit spreads for mid- and lower-tier investment-grade securities that reward them for credit extensions; there remain anxieties from headline risk, political theatrics and the near disappearance of bond insurance.

Tempered Risks

The extension of maturities and credit risk needs to be implemented carefully. We believe the current values are in our target maturity range of six to 14 years for general-obligation bonds and essential-service revenue bonds. On the credit front, we advise investors to stay with mid-tier-A-and-higher ratings. The best risk-adjusted value in today’s market could be A-rated bonds, wherein spreads relative to AAA are three times the long-term average. In addition, because they are more defensive in a risingrate environment, we also suggest bonds with above-market coupons that trade above par.

A Better Second Half

Our base case holds that the market’s credit-related anxieties will dissipate by the end of the summer. While mutual fund flows remain negative, the rate of outflow is decreasing. Negative media

Tax-Equivalent Yields Are Attractive

Yield

Tax-Equivalent Yield* Corporate Yield**

AAA

Five Year 10 Year 20 Year 30 Year

1.72 3.07 4.27 4.73

2.65 4.72 6.57 7.28

2.60 4.02 5.42 5.42

AA

Five Year 10 Year 20 Year 30 Year

1.92 3.33 4.53 4.99

2.95 5.12 6.97 7.68

2.89 4.31 5.49 5.49

A

Five Year 10 Year 20 Year 30 Year

2.66 4.18 5.22 5.62

4.09 6.43 8.03 8.65

3.32 4.46 5.73 5.73

BBB

Five Year 10 Year 20 Year 30 Year

3.70 5.11 6.00 6.33

5.69 7.86 9.23 9.74

3.79 4.85 6.12 6.12

* Based on a marginal federal tax bracket of 35%. ** Corporate yields are drawn from subindexes of the Citi US Broad Investment Grade Corporate Index. For comparison, we use the three-to-sevenyear subindex for five-year yields; the seven-to-10-year subindex for the 10-year yield; and the 10-plus subindex for the 20- and 30-year yields. Source: MMD, The Yield Book, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney as of 25 March 2011 Matthew E. O’Donnell is a Financial Advisor located in Chicago, IL, and may be reached at (312) 917-7464 or http://fa.smithbarney.com/matthew_odonnell. Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC and its affiliates do not provide tax or legal advice. To the extent that this material or any attachment concerns tax matters, it is not intended to be used and cannot be used by a taxpayer for the purpose of avoiding penalties that may be imposed by law. Any such taxpayer should seek advice based on the taxpayer’s particular circumstances from an independent tax advisor. © 2010 Morgan Stanley Smith Barney LLC. Member SIPC.

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Hereford

& Polled Hereford

A Remarkable Journey The Story of

PURPLE REIGN Article & Photos By Jill Johnson

R

andy and Jamie Mullinix grew up

Randy, a native of Woodbine, Md., learned the love of

halfway across the country from

raising and exhibiting Hereford cattle from his father.

each other. However, a passion for

“My dad always loved telling the story of the 1956

livestock and the Hereford breed

Eastern National when my grandfather’s carload of

brought them together years ago.

Hereford steers were named Grand Champion over

Fueled by a competitive nature and the drive to be

the Penn State Angus carload and the legendary Dr.

successful, Purple Reign Cattle Co. evolved into one

Herman Purdy under judge Dr. Don Good,” he said.

of the leading Hereford cattle operations today.

“I never got tired of hearing that story.”

A Humble Beginning

In the 1970s, his family invested in a few Hereford cows and started showing females to build a herd. He grew up showing many breeds, but he always loved the Herefords. Jamie, a native of Toulon, Ill., followed in her mother’s footsteps and first started showing cattle in 4-H. “My mom bought me my first Hereford heifers when I was five, and I started showing when I was seven,” she said. “I took to them right away and loved it from the start.”

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Not only did Randy and Jamie develop a passion for Hereford cattle at a young age, but they also learned about the hard work and tough decisions that come with raising cattle. “Our parents let us make our own decisions at an early age: from selecting our own show cattle to deciding which bull to breed our heifers to,” Jamie recalls. “It gave me a sense of accomplishment when my decisions worked.” Randy feels that, by making his own decisions, he quickly discovered the value of hard work and learning from mistakes. He appreciates that his parents gave him those opportunities and served as strong role models. “Neither Jamie nor I started showing with nationally competitive cattle,” Randy shares. “The highlight of my first junior national was that my heifer made the cut. She was 13th out of 30. But that experience inspired a drive in me to try to do better than just make the cut.” By the conclusion of their junior careers, both had seen much success at the junior national and many other venues. Much of the foundation of Purple Reign Cattle Co. had already been laid.

Competitive Edge Randy and Jamie said they first got to know each other from exhibiting at the Hereford Junior Nationals, but they didn’t start dating until they pursued higher education. They each wanted to pursue livestock judging when they went to college and felt the program at Black Hawk East Community College (BHE) in Galva, Ill., was a per-

Randy was named Outstanding Sophomore the same year tha Jamie was named Outstanding Freshman on the Blackhawk East Judging Team.

fect fit for both of them. “Maryland has a great 4-H program, but the environment in the Midwest was so much different then what I had experienced,” Randy remembers. “As soon as I got to BHE, I knew I wanted to live in the Mid-

west and raise cattle for a living.” BHE proved to be a great learning experience and time of growth for both Randy and Jamie. “When I got thrown into a competitive environment (like the one at BHE and later at Kansas State), I learned that you never know how good you can be at something until you’re surrounded by talented people with similar goals,” Randy realized. “A competitive mentality made the team and the individual better.” Dan Hoge, animal sciences professor and livestock judging coach at BHE, has seen Randy and Jamie’s personal and professional lives progress over the years. “When I think of Randy and Jamie, one word comes to mind – passion,” Hoge reveals. “They do not know the meaning of ‘the day is done’, and their ability to put together some of the really outstanding cattle by themselves with limited resources is incredible.” Hoge is proud of Randy and Jamie as breeders and livestock judges and looks forward to seeing Purple Reign Cattle Co. continue to grow and succeed for years to come. After completing their first two years of college at BHE, Randy and Jamie both transferred to Kansas State University (KState) to major in Animal Science. They were both members of national champion judging teams at K-State that were a year apart. For Jamie, college was a time to figure out how to incorporate raising cattle into their career paths. Randy added, “College in two different parts of the country allowed us to make ties that would prove to be vital to our future in the cattle business. If you were to ask me my favorite class at K-State, I couldn’t tell you. I could tell you the best education I recieved in Kansas was spending my weekends at Mid- Continent Farms with Gregg Stewart. ”

Overcoming Obstacles In 1999, fresh out of college with the newly established Purple Reign Cattle Co., they did all they could to maintain their cows and build their herd. “We did whatever we could to finance our growing operation,” Jamie remembers. “In the beginning we did a lot of custom fitting and traded quite a few steers, Shorthorns, and even some pigs.”

between the pages For Randy, it’s fun to look back on what they did to be successful in the early years of Purple Reign Cattle Co. However, he admits he couldn’t do the same things today that he did when he was in his early 20s. “It’s crazy to look back at the equipment we used,” he reminisces. “This is a first-generation farm for all intensive purposes. I remember the first fall: pregnancy checking cows with a rusty, old working chute we got from Jim Horsley in exchange for 20 straws of Hostage semen.” Randy and Jamie will never forget the preparation for their first National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. There was a lot of snow, they did not have an electric watering system, and their wash rack was just a frame made from 2 x 4s, a tarp, and a small heater. Jamie said the first trip to Denver was a nightmare. “Our first trip to the National Western as Purple Reign Cattle Co. was made in a 1989 Ford truck known as ‘Proud Mary’,” Jamie remarks. “The front tire blew out in Iowa, then the transmission went out in Nebraska, and finally the alternator in Colorado. Three days and numerous headaches later we finally made it to Denver.”

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“We say those experiences in the beginning built character. Randy and I should have a lot of character by now. It certainly makes us appreciate what we have at this stage.”

Building a Proven Program Purple Reign Cattle Co. was founded by Randy and Jamie upon graduation from KState with a small group of cows that originally served as 4-H projects. One in particular, RH MS BT 445M 8606 ‘Susie’, had a huge influence on their herd. Jamie’s family purchased her from Riddell Polled Herefords in Sparland, Ill., when she was ten years old. “In the beginning, our cows were almost too stout. We knew we needed to refine their offspring and focus on udder quality. NJW 1Y Wrangler 19D complemented our cattle very well.” To this day, two-thirds of their cattle trace back to Susie at least once, and most of their donors and promotional sires carry the 19D influence. A couple of other cow purchases along the way also proved to be wise investments for them. SSF Vicky 631 is a Herman-bred cow they purchased around seven years ago from Dave Roome. Jamie shares, “She was the dam of the spring and junior calf champion at the National Western this year. The junior calf champion went on to be the Reserve Grand Champion in Denver and the spring calf champion was also spring calf champion and Reserve Grand Champion in Ft. Worth.” This cow is now 15 years old and still raises a calf each year. Another acquisition, MCR PPF Miss Gold Dom 206 ET, was purchased in 2005 from the Breiner family in Kansas, classmates of the couple from K-State. “We’ve had a lot of success with 206 progeny, and most recently a son of her’s was the Grand Champion horned bull at the 2011 National Western and Ft. Worth.” They were also fortunate to have established a relationship with Hansmeier & Son in South Dakota. “They’ve given us a venue to work with numbers,” Randy said. “To this day, that is where a lot of the steers we sell come from. We sell 30 to 50 head a year out of the Hansmeier herd.” Working with Hansmeier & Son also

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allowed them to utilize two different kinds of herds to generate steers and breeding cattle. They’ve been able to keep the steer market while building up their breeding program, according to Randy. The other thing that allowed them to grow from the beginning was the use of cooperator herds for their embryos. Randy knew that they didn’t have enough acreage to raise a large group of cattle and found embryos to be the most efficient way to grow their herd. Today, 80 percent of their embryos are born away from their farm. In 2004, Randy and Jamie made a business decision that would prove to be an asset. “CRR Cotton D03 was without a doubt our favorite custom fitting project,” Randy admits. Owned by Trausch Farms, she was a dominant many-time champion in 2004. “We liked her so much that when Robert Trausch asked what we would need to be paid I replied, ‘Her first flush.’ The parlay paid off as our first daughter from her, Purple Cotton 40T, was named Grand Champion in both the junior and open shows at the North American in 2008.”

A Taste of Success Randy and Jamie attribute early success in the show ring to the quick evolution of Purple Reign Cattle Co. They maintain that hard work and believing in their ideals of cattle has gotten them to where they are today. “Believe in what you want. If you’re willing to work hard enough, it can happen,” Jamie advises young cattlemen. In 2000 at the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE) in Louisville, Ky., they exhibited the Grand Champion single and pen of steers in the feeder show. They also had Grand Champion heifer in the junior show and Reserve Grand Champion heifer and bull in the open show. One of Randy and Jamie’s proudest moments occurred at the National Western in 2002 when Purple Stella 4LET

was Reserve Grand Champion, less than three years after they established Purple Reign Cattle Co. Purple Stella’s granddaughter helped make the 2008 Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) a memorable show for Randy and Jamie along with Randa Owen of Tennessee River Music, Inc. Owen won the show with Purple Clover L25T. The Mullinixes’ genetics go back seven generations on her dam’s side and three generations on her sire’s side. “Up until that time, Purple Reign Cattle Co. had not won a junior national,” Owen said. “It was amazing to be able to share that experience with them.” They have been fortunate over the years to have exhibited champions at the National Western, North American, American Royal, JNHE, and Ft. Worth Stock Show, as well as being named premier breeder at 15 na-


time,” he said. “I haven’t been home for Christmas in 13 years because it’s so close to the National Western, and we can’t leave the cattle. Luckily, my parents rarely miss a national show, and with Chris coaching for Butler, at least we get to seem some of the family.” Jamie said missing out on holidays and friends’ weddings is the price they have had to pay. “Raising and showing cattle is hard work, but we love it and couldn’t imagine doing anything else.” tional events. In 2003, Randy and Jamie were named the Herdsman of the Year for the American Hereford Association (AHA). Randy and Jamie both said they were Joe Rickabaugh, Director of Field Manfortunate to have people invest in their agement and Seedstock Marketing for the lives and help them get to where they are AHA, observed, “Randy and Jamie Mullitoday. They believe it is important to give nix are a talented young couple in the Herback to youth. They host judging workouts eford business. They not only know how to throughout the year and travel to shows prepare and present cattle with the best of helping junior exhibitors get their cattle them, but they also do a great job of breedready. They also hire an ing superior Hereford intern each year from seedstock. Both have a BHE to help with daily keen eye for really good activities around the cattle.” farm and prepare for While Randy and the show season. Jamie have exhibited Donald Sunday, a champions at almost third-year veterinary every national show in medical student at Kthe country, they both Pictured L-R: Members of the Purple Reign State and BHE alum, agreed that the North crew at the 2004 National Western, Ryan came to BHE in the fall American is their favor- Wernicke, Tyler Winegardner, Chris Mul- of 2004. He needed a linix, and Jamie & Randy Mullinix. ite show. For them, the place of employment, so North American feels he contacted Randy and like home. starting working for them right away. “When I was a kid, even when we “I quickly learned that Randy and Jamie weren’t showing, my parents took us to the demanded excellence in the quality of their North American, and I always looked for- cattle and how they looked,” he said. “While ward to it,” Randy recalls. “That was where the education at Black Hawk and from my I learned and watched people that were the coaches was outstanding, my experience at best. I wanted to be able to compete with Purple Reign was invaluable. them.” “Without their guidance, I doubt I Jamie was 11 when she first exhibited at would have made the team at BHE, much the North American in 1987 with her heif- less become an All-American at the juer, Susie. nior college level in 2006,” Sunday shares. However, they have learned that success “When I graduate next May with my DVM, comes with its sacrifices. my name will be on the diploma, but it was “When you’re raising cattle and con- through the help of fine people like Randy stantly traveling to shows, there is no down and Jamie Mullinix that really got me there.”

Giving Back

between the pages Randa Owen is another young person that harbors a lot of respect for the Mullinixes. She feels Randy and Jamie build a relationship with junior exhibitors that purchase their cattle. “They see you through the whole process – from buying a heifer, to showing, to putting the heifer into production,” she said. “Randy stays in contact with me about the cows, and they both still care a lot, even though I showed at my last junior national in 2010.”

Moving Forward In the future the Mullinixes want to maximize efficiency and further develop their bull market. “We want to look into different marketing avenues and utilize internet sales,” said Randy. “We are also experimenting with In Vitro Fertilization and sexed semen.” They would also like to build another barn that could serve as a sale facility and will continue to improve and make the cattle better. They are very tough on their own cattle and raising a Hereford that will make both of them happy is a life-long goal. It’s a never-ending search for improvement. In recent years, that small core group of cows has grown to over 100, with the Purple prefix represented in nearly every state and Canada. You can often find Randy and Jamie judging events throughout the country. These days the facilities are better, the trucks are newer, and the acreage has increased, but the basics still remain – hard work, an unforgiving eye, a true passion for cattle, and an appreciation for the customer.

Pictured: Randy and Jamie discuss show prospects and breeding decisions.

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ProfessorToProducer

by Dr. Paul Walker, Professor of Animal Science at Illinois State University

T

he U.S. Beef Industry

It’s Not Over, But It Has Changed

And never say never, but it will never go back to the way it was. The driver for this change is the continually declining U.S. cow herd numbers. Several columns ago I wrote that one of my primary concerns regarding the beef industry was the effect a smaller U.S. cow herd will have on declining market share. This change (declining cow herd numbers for which the industry has suddenly become aware) began back in 1975. In 1975 the U.S. cow herd peaked at 57 million cows of which about 11 million were dairy cows and beef consumption peaked the following year (1976) at 95 pounds per person per year. Ever since 1975/1976 cow herd numbers and per capita beef consumption continually dropped with some up and down fluctuation within the “normal” ten year cycle. Something to keep in mind as you read this article is that the American public and world consumers will eat all the beef the U.S. cattle industry produces at some price; that price may be above or below the cost or production. The first point of this narrative is that U.S. beef cow herd numbers are on their way down to 15 – 20 million cows and the normal cattle cycle will not occur again. There are several factors that have come together to make “the perfect storm” for this to occur. Factor One: The first decade of this century and the first onehalf of the second decade are/will be a mimic of the 1970’s and early 1980’s. The same events within agriculture are occurring now that occurred then, but they are due to different causes. In the 1970’s corn price initially rallied in 1971 because of the corn blight. Then oil cost per barrel rose because OPEC formed and produced an oil boycott resulting in long gas lines, gas shortages, high gas prices, high transportation costs, high prices of goods, etc. Housewives (back then it was housewives, not the general public) boycotted beef (meat in general) because beef prices rose in large part due to grocery store butchers’ increases in wages. Beef producers were losing money due to high production costs even though demand for beef was increasing in the early 1970’s then falling in the late 1970’s. Grain producers were making money (or they thought they were) and living high in large part because the price of land was rapidly rising as were interest rates and inflation. Then in the late 1970’s/early 1980’s gold prices rose and the Golden Area of Farming crashed. Does any of this sound familiar today?! High corn prices of the last and current decade – rightfully or wrongfully have been blamed on ethanol production. High oil prices due to increased world-wide demand have caused high gas prices, high transportation costs, high food prices, high land prices, unemployment etc. Does it all sound familiar? But, this time these changes have occurred without inflation – not really. In the 1970’s gas and food were figured into the inflation equation. Today gas and food price increases are not considered contributors to inflation by the government. Really?! I suspect high

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interest rates are in our near future. So what does this have to do with declining U.S. cow herd numbers? It is all part of “the perfect storm”. History does repeat itself. And, what began during the 1970’s is reaching its climax now. The declining cow herd did not seem a problem by losing one, two or three million cows with an inventory over 50 million head, but now at 30 million cows every one million decrease is noteworthy, after all one-half of a billion is still a large number, but one-half of two is only one. Factor Two: Another factor is that the average age of the beef producer is 57 years; and, couple this with the fact that most cow herds are a third or fourth income source for producers. Through the first decade of this century as the older producers were making money selling feeder calves, the producers were not retaining replacement heifers and the cow factories were getting older – just like the owners. Now that production costs have risen, net profit per cow is lower, the cows are old and cull cow prices are high (all relative terms), owners are selling the factories (cows). The problem for the beef industry is that as older aged producers sell out, younger entrepreneurs are not increasing cow herd capacity or are not entering the cow-calf business at all. Why not? There are numerous reasons including high land costs (cow-calf production is considered an extensive rather than intensive enterprise), competition for pasture/forage land from grain production, unavailability of credit for startup producers and the fact that cow-calf production is a low margin-high volume business, all are factors making it difficult for owning a few cows to become economically viable. Factor Three: There is an old saying that hogs follow chickens and cattle follow hogs in terms of trends. This is partly due to the length of the generation interval for each of the three species. However, this time, in terms of integration and concentration, wherein the swine industry followed the poultry industry, the cow-calf industry will not follow the swine industry. The cow-calf industry will follow the sheep industry. Notice I have not included the cattle feedlot industry – it concentrated years ago following the beef industries loses of the 1970’s. So how will the cow-calf industry follow the sheep industry? Currently the sheep industry in the U.S. has a small commercial segment, located primarily in the “There are several western states. The U.S. capita factors that have consumption of lamb is only 0.7 come together to pounds. Most of the sheep enter- make ‘the perfect prises from the Corn Belt on east storm’.” are part of the show-sheep indus— DR. PAU L try. As the U.S. cow herd continues to decline in number, the U.S. WA LKER


will concentrate on producing high quality beef (choice to prime beef for upscale consumption). U.S. beef will increasingly become a luxury, high priced entrée consumed on special occasions. Some of our opinion influencers and industry thought leaders have suggested the U.S. beef industry will become bimodal i.e. we’ll produce two kinds of beef for two markets, select beef for ground beef and choice beef for steak and roast consumption. I do not believe this scenario will happen. The fast food industry requires lower cost hamburger and U.S. producers cannot afford to produce low cost beef. Our input costs are too high. The fast food industry has too much invested to not sell hamburger and Americans like ground beef too much to give it up. Ground beef will be imported from South America to meet U.S. needs. We’ll have to relax U.S. regulations regarding beef importation from Foot and Mouth Disease countries – but we will. And,

the U.S. will raise high value choice/prime beef. The silver lining is there is now and will continue to be great opportunity to make money in the U.S. cattle business. There will be fewer packers, fewer feedlots, and fewer cow-calf producers. The show industry will continue as the original value – added segment. Opportunities for niche beef markets will continue to increase (organic, antibiotic free, grass fed, pasture raised, etc.). Lifestyle farms will continue to increase in number and this increase in lifestyle farms will necessitate policy changes by the beef/cattle commodity organizations. Serious cattle producers will be involved in branded beef programs with complete integration from seedstock breeders through larger scale commercial cow-calf producers to the feedlot, utilizing individual animal identification and source verification that will produce a more limited supply of high quality, high priced luxury entrée beef for the world.

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A

family is a place where principles are

Thomas Ranch operates as a family partner-

hammered and honed on the anvil

ship, owned by Harry and Kay Thomas and their

of everyday living.�

son Troy with his wife VeaBea and daughter Cally.

Thomas Ranch is the epitome

While Harry and Kay are semi-retired, they con-

of such an adage. Its members have

tinue to be a major contributor to the ranch.

been working every day for the past

Thomas Ranch responsibilities have been mostly

three generations to combine the principles and

split 50/50 with father and son, as Harry currently

characteristics of integrity, innovation, and good

oversees the farming aspect, while Troy oversees

old-fashioned hard work into golden success. To-

the cattle.

day, Thomas Ranch is recognized as well-respect-

The ranch is located 15 miles north of Harrold,

ed Charolais, Red Angus, and Angus breeders, and

S.D., or 16 miles east of Onida, S.D., and spans sev-

the members of Thomas family are recognized as

eral thousand acres across eastern and western

down-to-earth, personable, and dedicated to the

Sully County. Pasture land entails approximately

family and business alike.

10,000 acres alone, while about 2,500 acres of the

A Family Affair Behind the scenes at Thomas Ranch

Charolais

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main ranch are used for crops such as corn for silage, alfalfa, grass hay, wheat, sorghum, sunflowers, and soybeans. The basis behind such a variety in crops is not only the prime soil, but also because Thomas Ranch uses almost all of their crops to feed their cattle. They also incorporate distillers grains into their feeding program to make feeding the cattle more economical, due to the challenges of high-priced feed bills faced by ranchers across the area. While Thomas Ranch has dealt with a number of other challenges, they continue to show the strength of family ties as they strive to look onwards and upwards.

Thomas Ranch preserved a segment of the Simmental cows, but in the ‘80s, found it was becoming increasingly difficult to merchandise the Simmental bulls in their area. As a result, Thomas Ranch began to focus more on Charolais, selecting and breeding 400 Charolais cows, which became the foundation of their superior Charolais program today.

How It Began

The origin of Thomas Ranch dates back to 1931, when Alvin and Gebe Thomas and Charles Roddewig (Harry’s parents and uncle, respectively) purchased 320 acres of land, which established the site for the main ranch. However, the land was only used during the summer months for pasture until 1938, when the Thomas family established a house and barn on the property. Thomas Ranch changed to second-generation status when Harry graduated from South Dakota State University in 1964 and returned home to join partnership with his parents. Thomas Ranch incorporated Charolais cattle into their program the same year, purchasing cattle from Dick Craddock and later added the Nebraska-founded Avignon breeding. Harry also formed a partnership with Matt Sutton at the same time, creating a corporation with Ken Sutton, John Sutton, Sr., and Bob Levis to produce purebred Simmental cattle. This business became known as Sutton, Thomas, and Levis (ST&L), and they became known for exploring positive effects of crossbreeding domestic breeds with exotic breeds. However, ST&L dissolved when Levis died, and the ST&L founding members found they had differing perspectives for the future of the cattle industry. As a result, ST&L dispersed their Simmental herd.

Evolution

Currently Thomas Ranch has 150 purebred Charolais calving cows and heifers. December 2010 saw Thomas Ranch hosting a mature Charolais cow sale, at which time they sold all of their Charolais cows that were five years of age or older. In addition to their Charolais herd, Thomas Ranch has 400 purebred Angus cows and heifers, along with 200 commercial cows and heifers. The Black Angus herd was incorporated into the ranch in the early ‘90s, when Thomas Ranch realized the marketing opportunities with the high demand for Black Angus genes. At the same time, they also added 200 Red Angus cows to the herd. The Red Angus herd has since been purchased by another breeder, the Weidenbach Ranch of Highmore, S.D. Thomases engage two full-time employees and an additional 3-4 part-time helpers during summers to keep up with all that needs done. Of course, every ranch has its due chal-

between the pages lenges, and Thomas Ranch hasn’t had the smoothest sailing in regards to weather. South Dakota’s mother nature has never been kind to ranchers for the duration of an entire year. Weather is always an issue at some point in time, causing issues with crops and livestock alike. With this year’s wet spring, the Thomas family and other area farmers are still planting, with several areas still too wet to plant. The winter months in the Midwest are always a challenge, as well. This last winter found Thomas Ranch changing their calving locations due to snow and flooding in an effort to keep the calves and cows dry and warm. They reorganized their pen layout in an attempt to have heifers calve out in a specific pen, one which is close to the main house and easily accessible. Thomases have made an effort to intensively manage water and nutrients. A nutritionist visits the ranch several times a year, depending on what feedstuff they’re grinding at the time, to take feed and water samples and determine if nutrient requirements are being met across the board for their cattle. Many of the cattle waterers are an innovative creation, utilizing inverted round tires and closing out the bottom side to create a large, low waterer at a relatively low cost. By adding regulators and pulling water from an artesian well, Thomas Ranch has found an effective way to lower costs. However, since all the tanks are artesian water, they have faced issues with high/low amounts of certain nutrients, such as sulfur and thiamine.

The Facility

Despite the everyday - and the not-soeveryday - challenges, Thomas Ranch continues to move onwards and upwards, expanding on a regular basis and adapting to ever-changing needs and demands of the cattle industry. Sometimes, the changing needs occur right at home at the ranch; each sale hosted by Thomas Ranch and its cooperators originally utilized the Highmore Sale Barn in Highmore, S.D., until its closure in 2008. The Highmore Sale Barn had been operating for nearly half a century, with an estimate of 4.5 million

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cattle to have been run through its facilities. With the closure of the site, Thomas Ranch looked for a different avenue to market their bulls and cows, and the answer came with the construction of the Thomas Ranch Sale Facility in 2008. The construction finished in 2009, a mere few days before their first sale in their own facility. The new set-up features two separate offices, a fully furnished kitchen, three sets of bleachers and a high class sale pen. The upper level features a dining/viewing area, and a bathroom and bedroom. Behind the scenes, the facility hosts a 5-slant loading system, allowing for a more efficient and easier way to move cattle through the front pen and back around. Since the establishment of the sale site, each Thomas Ranch sale has been hosted on their own grounds at their on-site facility. On Tuesday, 12 April

pare the price. Get more bull for your buck.”

Outdoor Sports

In addition to revenue generated from the on-site sales, Thomas Ranch has also received requests from neighbors and friends about renting the facilities for their production events. The facility now has multiple purpose areas, including a hospitality area for hunters. Not only does the Thomas land support the ranch and the immediate family itself, but it also provides for a commercial preserve-type pheasant hunting business, as it has an extended hunting season with pheasants in abundance, allowing hunters the ability to hunt from September through March 31st. The cost is $200 per day per gun, which includes a guide, a dog, and a three-pheasant bag limit with the fee of $35/additional bird. Due to “food plots” and abundance of water from artesian overflow, they have great habitat for pheasants and other wildlife.

Show Ring

2011, Thomas Ranch saw its 39th annual bull sale, offering four breeds: Charolais, Angus, SimAngus, and Red Angus. The top bull was a Charolais full-brother to the reigning National Western Champion Charolais bull, selling at $57,000. The top-selling bulls from each breed division raked in close to $100,000 on their own, a monetary testament to the quality of Thomas Ranch cattle, as well as the faith fellow cattle breeders hold for them. The sale slogan couldn’t have been more spot-on: “Compare the quality – com-

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Success seems to be a term hovering around Thomas Ranch. Not only have they discovered the qualities and opportunities that come from being such a diverse operation, but they have been extremely successful in the show ring at a variety of levels, winning many prominent titles. The annual Black Hill Stock Show in Rapid City, S.D., has seen involvement from the Thomas family since Troy began showing cattle in the late 1970s. Thomas Ranch has champion titles from the Stock Show for several years, with Supreme Champion titles from 1987, 1988, 1990, 1996, 1997, and 2001. Most recently, Cally won Supreme Champion with a Charolais heifer in 2010. In 2002, Harry received the Stockman of the Year award from the Black Hills Stock Show Foundation for his contributions and dedication to the cattle industry, as well as for being a breeder of exceptional purebred stock. In 2008, Thomas Ranch was named Seedstock Producer of the Year within the Charolais breed. They also boast the Challenge Trophy, which is a travelling trophy

awarded each year at each of the national Charolais shows. Since Thomas Ranch have won the honor three years in a row, it is being housed at their homestead. In addition, Troy, VeaBea, and Cally will be recognized this year at the Charolais Junior Nationals in Kansas City as Family Of The Year.

These Days

2011 hosts a number of “firsts” for Thomas Ranch. For one, Troy and VeaBea are slowly taking on more farming responsibilities, relieving Harry of some of the load. “It has been an interesting endeavor with a learning curve for everyone,” said VeaBea. “We have been blessed with lots of moisture this past winter and spring, so there should be water in the dams and enough moisture to get the crops started.” In addition, May 15th marked the first online offering of a “Spring Thaw Embryo Sale”, presented by Thomas Ranch in partnership with Polzin Cattle (Chris and Leslie Polzin). This sale allowed customers a glimpse (and purchase) of winning Charolais genetics, along with Red Angus and SimAngus genetics. Each listing had individual photos, comments, and details, along with the number of embryos available for purchase. Both Polzin Cattle and Thomas Ranch hope the success of this online offering will lead to additional online events in the future. Thomases also host a private treaty steer and heifer sale in September each year. They schedule their sale in coop-


eration with several other breeders in their area, to attract buyers from all over the U.S. Thomas Ranch has sold numerous calves over the years that have gone on to win shows around the country. Watch the August Show Circuit for details about this year’s sale!

Horse Sense

Thomas Ranch not only takes pride in its outstanding cattle, but also in its high quality Quarter Horses. Best known for their foundation sire Mr. Illuminator, the Thomas bloodlines created a stir in the horse world when Mr. Illuminator progeny proved consistency in the winner’s circle at all levels of AQHA, NRHA, and FQHR reining, roping, barrels, and working cow horse events. Not only did he pass on superb conformation and versatility, but Mr. Illuminator also passed on a quiet, great mind, a quality greatly desired for ranch horses. The severe drought in 2005 sparked a dispersal sale of the Thomas Ranch Quarter Horses on Friday, September 23, 2005, in Platte, S.D. The sale featured Mr. Illuminator and his progeny, as well as other brood mares, young stock and stallions. However, the Thomases retained several Illuminator-bred progeny, with whom Cally is gathering stature in the rodeo world for barrel racing and pole bending. Cally, a sophomore at SDSU, recently qualified for barrels in the College National Finals Rodeo in Casper, Wyo., June 12-18. Her passion for rodeo and horses in general stems from Harry, who is very involved in the equine side of the ranch. Thomas Ranch currently owns approximately 70 horses, many of which are Illuminator daughters. They are also beginning to use an Illuminatorbred stud colt. These horses are raised, trained, used for checking the cattle herds, and some are sold. When the ranch comes across young quality stock, they hire out 30 days of professional training on them before bringing them back to the ranch, where the family continues their training through real-life application, performing various duties of ranch life.

However, if they come across a horse with the aptitude for barrels, the esteemed Jill Moody gets involved. Jill has trained several of Thomas Ranch’s quarter horses, receiving large barrel racing titles on an Illuminator-bred mare named Dolly, who was also named Horse of the Year in the South Dakota Rodeo Association and also the Badlands Circuit Finals. Perhaps more importantly, Jill has become a good family friend and mentor to Cally, especially.

Simple Story

Even with national and international success, the Thomases remember their humble beginnings. Troy and VeaBea attended the same high school in Onida, S.D. However, they didn’t date until they had been out of school for several years. They just connected, said VeaBea, and never looked back, becoming the third-generation operators on Thomas Ranch. They did spend a period of their lives elsewhere, though. Troy, VeaBea, & daughter Taylor, (who was 2 ½ years old at the time) moved to Cimarron, Kan., in June of 1987. Troy managed Dewey Charolais for five years. Deweys had 1,000 purebred Charolais cows, spread over their ranches in Kansas, Colorado, and Oklahoma. During their tenure, Troy and VeaBea helped the Deweys with a successful show career all over the U.S. Troy also enjoyed helping the Dewey children (Jeff, Steve, & Janell) as juniors showing in the Charolais and Kansas show circuits. “Tim and Pat Dewey were the greatest people to work for. They treated us like part of their family. I only hope that we treat the people that work for us half as good as they treated us,” reflects VeaBea. Troy learned many valuable lessons from Tim about marketing and managing cattle and people. To this day, the Thomases consider them dear friends. Cally was born in December of 1990 while the Thomases were in Kansas. Also during that period of their lives, VeaBea went back to school and earned an associ-

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ate’s degree in nursing. The family moved back home to S.D. in May of 1994, after VeaBea graduated from nursing school and Taylor completed the 1st grade. Years later, the family experienced crushing heartbreak when their daughter Taylor was killed in a car accident. The 14-year-old was on her way home from school. “It’s the hardest thing we’ve had to go through,” share the Thomases. “We’ve made ourselves continue moving forward, but we’ll always have Taylor in our hearts.”

Going Forward

According to Troy and VeaBea, they would love to see the Thomas Ranch become a fourth-generation operation. “Cally’s dream and ours is for her to come back to the family ranch some day, but we also know that while you’re young you need to go out into the world and do the things that are hard to do later in life,” said Troy and VeaBea. “We’ve encouraged her to continue with her education, and whatever she chooses to do upon graduation is yet to be seen. She knows she has our support in whatever she does.” “We just try to continue breeding cattle that are acceptable for both purebred and commercial breeders. If we’re able to keep Thomas Ranch successful, it will give the next generation the opportunity to return to the ranch and continue on.” The Thomas family circle is close-knit and based on complete support of each other. The outfit is sure to continue their production of high-quality stock for both the commercial and show cattlemen, while raising the bar for herd sires and show prospects. Troy judges cattle shows around the country throughout the year.

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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) is a reproductive tool that many cattle breeders have successfully utilized and implemented within their breeding program.

IVF provides many benefits that breeders can customize to fit their specific needs and situations in order to gain the most out of their genetics and reach new genetic potential within their breeding program. IVF has traditionally been used on donors that no longer work in ET programs, and it can also be used in combination with sexed semen or to extend very expensive or rare semen. There is also another use of IVF technology that many breeders are not aware of. Breeders can aspirate and produce offspring from a pregnant donor cow or heifer during her first 100 days of gestation. This allows a producer to increase his/her options, and it eliminates the necessity to keep a donor open in order to multiply her genetic success. Creating pregnancies from a donor that is gestating her natural calf holds tremendous opportunity for livestock breeders to capture the most value from their best cows. True Success Vintage Angus Ranch is made up of hill ranches located in and around the Modesto area in the central San Joaquin Valley of California. Their website states that their program is in the pursuit of “Ultimate Angus Genetics.” Its target is to create Angus animals with powerful and predictable genetics that are complete and have total-performance. It is based on their past and present ability to build a herd of great females from top cow families.

The long-term success of their program has stemmed from their quest for great females. “Some Angus producers believe the arrival of new technologies has led to the decline of the importance of cow families, but we see just the opposite,” according to www. vintageangusranch.com. They have found outstanding individuals within their proven cow families that have given them superior carcass traits combined with superior functional traits. Doug Worthington, general manager of Vintage Angus Ranch, first used IVF on a pregnant donor in 2009. “We send mostly virgin females to IVF. Sending young females out of our most proven genetics allows us to create heifer calf pregnancies out of these young females a calf crop ahead of the normal production methods,” says Worthington. “Most times these young females are partnership females that have been sold or purchased. These IVF produced females help secure the investment we made or sold in the young donor. Using IVF while they are pregnant allows us to get the female bred to calve on time as a two-year-old and still make progeny for the same calving season.” Worthington says the most important thing about using IVF on pregnant donors is that it allows them to secure some early production out of their most valuable young genetics without damaging the donor or delaying her from calving on time with her contemporaries. Vintage Angus Ranch has become one of California’s most recognized and respected sources of superior Angus genetics. The foundation of their superior cow herd is built on quality females from proven cow families with highly inheritable qualities. For more information about Vintage Angus and its history, visit www.vintageangusranch.com.

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the cattle are run, but how they are managed that

ternal traits needed to be cows.

makes them good.

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Bill Rasor has been involved with Shorthorn cattle since the ‘60s. Running cattle and farm-

here.” When most cattlemen think of

ing have been in his family since 1920, so it was

Texas, long-eared, slick-haired, heat-tolerant cattle

only natural that when Rasor was growing up he

come to mind. However, deep in the rolling green

wanted to show cattle. The legacy that is WHR

hills of North Texas, just outside the town of Van

Shorthorns, however, did not truly begin until the

Alstyne, reigns a herd of Shorthorn cattle packed

‘80s when Rasor and his wife, Becky, had children

with tradition, dedication, and consistency. These

of their own. They wanted good quality cattle

cattle make up the well known WHR Shorthorn

for their kids, Will and Ann, the kind that would

Everyday Innovator Appreciating & creating history at

WHR SHORTHORNS

Article & Photos By Joelynn Donough

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Cal Poly in California in the ‘80s. Rasor received his piece of ge-

make good show cattle as well as great cows. It was then that Rasor bought his initial cow base from Jack Ragsdale of Sutherland Farms in Kentucky. And so began an operation that turned into the current 400-head WHR Shorthorn herd. WHR’s success can be attributed to many things; Rasor’s attentive care and dedication to his herd, his commitment to purchasers of his cattle, and his trio of maternal legends. When Rasor was looking to improve his cow herd, he did what any Shorthorn breeder would do, asked around and looked at pedigrees. “There are three cow families that make up most of what we still have here on the ranch. Crystaleen, 3D, and Cumberland,” explained Rasor. “Those families are never extreme. People buy and can develop their herd into whatever they wanted through those three. They are so diverse, they could be used anywhere.” The Crystaleen family is one that Rasor believes to be the first and foremost on the ranch. Not only has this power cow produced the 1991 Junior Nationals Champion for his son Will, but has continued to breed banner winners and outstanding cow prospects ever since. The 3D line goes back to a cow named “Daisy” that came from Merl Welch in Missouri. The one phrase that came to Rasor’s mind when he spoke of this cow: endured the test of time. Her genetics have continued to produce top sellers in the WHR sale – and many others – for the past 23-plus years. “She is the feminine type of cow that we look for,” said Rasor. The last of the trio was the Cumberland cow family. Most Shorthorn breeders are familiar with these females that started at

netic history in the late ‘80s/early ‘90s. Like the Crystaleen family, with Rodeo Drive blood, the Cumberlands show years of endurance and success. Rasor’s Cumberland produced a Junior National champion for Catherine Williams (Neumayr), as well as a National Champion heifer for Josh Greenhorn. But just as important as her show ring success was that of her promise for the next generation. Cumberland went on to produce the extremely popular and highly used Sonny bull. Sonny also happened to be a full sib to both Greenhorn and Williams’s champions. “This is the bloodline that dollar-wise has generated the most here at WHR,” said Rasor. However, just having the right bloodlines alone are not enough to keep an operation like WHR “in the green”. A team of four full-time employees help with the everyday management, maintenance, and show and sale cattle success. One of those employees is a familiar face during the stock show season. Jeff Sargent is the WHR show and sale cattle manager. He does everything from run the show barn and clipping out the cattle gearing up for public view, to making breeding decisions alongside Rasor. “Sarg was an ag teacher in the area and originally started with us part time in 1994 by fitting at shows. This was back when the ranch was still in Frisco. However he became full-time in 2000 and has been an important part of our success ever since,” said Rasor. One of the largest roles Sargent

between the pages plays is main man for the WHR Lone Star sale every year. This year the sale reached its 17th year, and Sargent is proud to have been there all 17. With an event like that on his shoulders, one would think Sargent didn’t have time to do much else. However, one of his greatest roles is that of client relations. “A lot of days I spend with customers, and I attribute that to Bill. It used to be, in the Shorthorn breed and any other, that customer service and buyer follow-up was slim. But Bill saw the value in building that customer relationship. There would be years we would go to Junior Nationals and have 20+ head of our genetics there. Bill would help with every single one. It seemed like he was at the forefront of this style of salesmanship years ago, particularly in the Shorthorn breed,” said Sargent. One of the most visible signs of this compassion is the choice each heifer buyer has after the sale. They are encouraged to bring their purchase back and let WHR breed her, especially for her first calving. This is a great way to promise a safe calving and a live, high quality calf for the owner. Sargent also pointed out that when he counted the number of full-time employees, his number was five. “Bill works year-round out here and is the main reason for what WHR has become. He is dedicated to the success of his cow herd and the standards of producing good quality cattle that he set years ago. He makes the mating calls, he gives shots, he helps with cow work, and he determines what goes in the sale. He is there on the good days and the bad. A lot of people don’t know that. They don’t know he is out here more than we are.” With this type of philosophy and work ethic, it is no wonder what Rasor says he is most proud of, “our good reputation

Jeff Sargent (left ) discusses the sale offering with interested customers at WHR’s Lone Star Sale

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and loyal customer base.” With many of the same people coming back year after year and with newcomers every year, these words hold quite a punch. “We bring forth good honest cattle. For the past three or four years, we’ve had about 400 people come to the sale, and that number keeps growing. We present a product and service most people not only seem to like, but purchase year after year,” said Rasor. With this in mind, it’s no wonder that most of the national champions being bannered today are rich in WHR blood. “It’s neat to open up a sale catalog and see a WHR pedigree. Places like Cyclone Trace, Greenhorns, Sullivans, V8… all have some WHR in their blood. It shows the longevity of our program. We have had sales

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since the ‘90s but have been in production longer than that. Now we carry some of the leading genetics for the breed,” shared Sargent. Since so many head are sold to hopefuls year after year, it goes without saying that some of Rasor’s “vacation hours” are spent at shows. Some of the main highlights are the North American International Livestock Expo, the National Western, and the Fort Worth Stock Show, as well as the Shorthorn Junior Nationals. “Bill hasn’t missed a Junior Nationals since the ‘80s. We go to support the junior program and be there for the kids,” said Sargent. “Now my daughter Harley participates. I owe this to Bill. I get the opportunity to spend time with her in a positive and productive atmosphere. It’s a joy to watch her grow through showing.” It takes a lot of hours to run a successful cattle operation. Yet Rasor not only does so in Texas, but also through a co-op herd in Oklahoma. “This is a great way for us to utilize embryo transfer work. We put embryos in and let cows raise the calves. This way we can produce more calves on fewer cows of our own. We’ve only done it for about a year. But at least it has been successful enough for us to do it another year,” Rasor said with a smile. With this in mind, one of the largest ways WHR is staying innovative is through their donor programs. Utilizing 150- 200 head of recipients, the in-house ET work has generated revenue in the show ring as well as consistency in the red, white, and roan in the pasture.

What makes the donor program so unique and successful at WHR is their care for the females being flushed. At a given time, only ten donors are set up for flushing eggs. With a total of 20 in the pastures, this gives the other ten a year to rest and just be cows. Rasor believes this contributes to the longevity of his cow herd. “Cumberland was 17 years old when she died. She flushed until she was 15.” However, not every year is a good year. The largest problem that WHR faces: Mother Nature. As previously stated, Texas is known for heat, and Shorthorns aren’t known for their heat tolerance. Sure, it is easier to raise a herd of red and white in the northern states, where the weather is cooler for their thick hair, and the summers are more plentiful for grazing. But to survive in 90-plus degree heat with some summers posing very little grass is not a piece of cake. “Now-a-days it’s tougher to run cows. We are not as intense in our numbers, seeing that we used to have about 500 head. That is a direct result of the higher input costs,” said Rasor. Even with 4,000 acres of land to run his herd, round bales are still used in high quantities around the ranch. What else creates a speed bump? The competition! “The Shorthorn arena has gotten so impressive. What used to be one of the lesser-exhibited breeds are now in the top three at all the shows, as far as open cattle participation. We are up there with Angus and Herefords now. But with that, the quality has gotten more and more spectacular. The competition has increased, which makes one try to improve and be better,” stated Sargent. With a packed year, Rasor and his family have also found time to impact the industry in a different way. He served on the American Shorthorn Association Board for many years and was president for two. His family is also a member of the Texas and Southwest Cattle Raisers Association. But aside from all of that, for Rasor the best way to end the day is to fish. The ranch itself also has its days “off ”, when it opens its doors to livestock judging teams from across the nation. Teams from Minnesota to Kansas come and work through the WHR cattle in preparation for


the upcoming national contests. The work done at WHR truly is a fulltime gig. Though the production sale is the last weekend of March, the work for the following year’s sale is already six months in. “We calve mainly in the fall, so those calves are on the ground and getting attention while the current sale cattle are being managed. After weaning, the calves are in the barn getting worked, while we make decisions on how to breed for the next round. Around December and January we choose what goes into the sale and start taking pictures. Then comes the final detail. And then it all goes full circle,” reflected Rasor. With the years of experience and reputation represented by WHR, any cattlemen

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can take advice from Rasor and use it to his advantage. However, he also can give our industry hope. “The cattle industry is looking good. Prices are rising, which shows signs of the support we need. The show ring has continued to increase in quality, which ultimately has increased the demand for cattle,” said Rasor. Sargent agrees, “With numbers depleting, any operation has an important role in this industry. Most are getting out and can’t get back in. But all functions of the industry and how each can make it work with the economics really determine the future of our numbers. And we truly are doing much better.” Rasor made his living off the Shorthorn breed. It may not have been the most traditional route or the most economically efficient on paper as managed in the south, but he made it work and made it last. So with no surprise, when asked what the future of his breed was, he became extremely positive.

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“The breed is beginning to make a larger presence in the commercial market. If we can succeed there, we will bypass expectations. As breeders, we need to keep in mind what Shorthorns are known for and utilize it. Our current cows share strong maternal traits that we have known for years. We need to produce moderate, functional cattle that provide ranchers what they need to maintain a profitable production. That’s what we do here.”

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Your entry for the Beef Cook-Off contest will accidentally roll off the grill, and you will try to get it on the plate and pick of the big pieces off dirt before the judges see.

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...and the number one Jr. National expectation: no.

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the buzz outside the barn We know it’s not always about show cattle, sire promotions, and show results. There are also lots of agriculture-related books and movies that we think are worth giving our two cents on. Enjoy!

flick pick Country Strong About the movie… Soon after a rising young singer-songwriter gets involved with a fallen, emotionally unstable country star, the pair embarks on a career resurrection tour helmed by her husband/manager and featuring a beauty-queen-turnedsinger. Between concerts, romantic entanglements, and old demons threaten to derail them all. the CASt Gwyneth Paltrow, Tim McGraw

DetAilS Appropriate For: Adults Only Runtime: 117 minutes

a good read breAking CleAn

tv time the voiCe

by Judy blunt About the book Born into a third generation of Montana homesteaders, Judy Blunt learned early how to “rope and ride and jockey a John Deere,” but also to “bake bread and can vegetables and reserve my opinion when the men were talking.” The lessons carried her through thirty-six-hour blizzards, devastating prairie fires, and a period of extreme isolation that once threatened the life of her infant daughter. But though she strengthened her survival skills in what was -and is- essentially a man’s world, Blunt’s story is ultimately that of a woman who must redefine herself in order to stay in the place she loves. Breaking Clean is at once informed by the myths of the West and powerful enough to break them down. Against formidable odds, Blunt has found a voice original enough to be called classic.

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When it’S on Tuesdays on NBC at 10/9c About the ShoW The show’s innovative format features three stages of competition: the first begins with the blind audition, then the competition enters into a battle phase, and finally, the live performance. During the blind auditions, the celebrity coaches hear the contestants perform, but they don’t get to see them. If a coach is impressed by a contestant’s voice, he/she pushes a button to select the contestant. Coaches will dedicate themselves to developing their singers, giving them advice, and sharing the secrets of their success. SmAll toWn Singer If you’ve been watching, you might remember a contestant named Jeff Jenkins, from Jones Creek, Texas. This young artist not only has a great voice, but he also has a tie to the show ring. Growing up showing cattle, riding horses with his dad, and singing with his mom, we’re sure you’ll be rooting for him to continue doing well!


Would you like to be in On & Off The Circuit or know someone else who would? If so, e-mail carrie@theshowcircuit.com for more info.

Name: Calli Bayer Birthdate: February 25, 1993 Breeds you show: Angus and Red Angus Siblings: Brother, Ty (19) and Brother, Tucker (3) Favorite activities outside the show ring: Going shopping, running, and working on cattle in the show barn! Favorite color: PINK! Favorite movie/TV show: Brothers & Sisters Favorite singer/music group: Lady Antebellum & Nickelback Favorite book/author: The Show Circuit Pet peeve: When people chew with their mouth open! It grosses me out! Names of your current show calves: Miss USA, Lava Girl, and Franky What’s your favorite stock show and why? The National Western Stock Show, because of all the memories I have made there in the show ring and all the experiences that will last a lifetime! What do you want to be when you grow up? Something involving the Livestock industry What quality/skill do you have that you’re most proud of? Always trying my best and never giving up on something that I believe in. Favorite subject in school: English and Marketing Would you rather dance, play cards, or hula hoop? DANCE! Early bird or night owl? Definitely a Night Owl One weird habit/skill/fact about you: That I have a phobia of cats! Favorite stock show memory so far: Winning Grand Champion Angus Female in the Open and Junior Show at the 2009 National Western Stock Show. That moment I will never forget! Least favorite show-day task? Breaking down after the show. Most embarrassing stock show moment? Would probably be when my heifer stepped on my jeans when I was walking into the show ring, and I dropped my show stick in front of everyone.

Name: Ty Bayer Birthdate: November 8, 1991 Breeds you show: Angus and Red Angus Siblings: Sister, Calli (18) and Brother, Tucker (3) Favorite activities outside the show ring: Playing or watching Sports, hanging out in the show barn, and playing with my little brother Favorite color: Blue Favorite movie/TV Show: Old School/ESPN-Sports Center Favorite singer/music group: Nickelback Favorite book/author: The Show Circuit & The Angus Journal Pet peeve: Slow Drivers! Names of your current show calves: Snookie and Bubba What’s your favorite stock show and why? The National Western Stock Show, because I love that you can hang out in the yards or on the hill, all at the same show! What do you want to be when you grow up? Continue showing and Raising Angus and Red Angus Cattle. What quality/skill do you have that you’re most proud of? I consider myself a pretty hard worker. Give me a job and I’ll get it done! Favorite subject in school: Animal Science Would you rather dance, play cards, or hula hoop? Play Cards Early bird or night owl? Early Bird, for sure. Someone’s got to do the chores! One weird habit/skill/fact about you: I’m from Wisconsin, and I don’t like cheese! Favorite stock show memory so far: Having Grand Champion Red Angus Female and Reserve Campion Red Angus Bull at the 2011 National Western Stock Show! Least favorite show-day task? Loading the trailer after the show Most embarrassing stock show moment? Pictures of me after fitting at a show when my face is covered in black more than the cattle.

bayer family

Ringle, Wisconsin

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Name: Cassie Hoblyn Birthdate: December 13, 1989 Breeds you show: Shorthorn, Chianina, Maine, Crossbreds Siblings: Jesse and Jami Favorite activities outside the show ring: I love to hang out with friends, go to concerts, shop, and attend sporting events Favorite color: pink Favorite movie/TV show: Two And A Half Men is my favorite TV show. I don’t really have a favorite movie, but if I had to choose, it would be the Hangover. Favorite singer/music group: I have too many favorite singers or music groups to name, but a couple that rise to the top of my lists are Lady Gaga and ACDC. Favorite book/author: The Show Circuit would have to be my faYork, Nebraska vorite. Recently read the book Heaven Is For Real and loved it! Name: Jesse Hoblyn Pet peeve: My pet peeve is definitely bullying Birthdate: May 17, 1997 Names of your current show calves: Carly, Jerod Breeds you show: Maine, Shorthorn, Chianina, Crossbred What’s your favorite stock show and why? My favorite stock Siblings: Cassie and Jami show is Louisville, because I love showing on the green wood chips. Favorite activities outside the ring: Football, basketball, golf, FFA What do you want to be when you grow up? I am currently goFavorite color: red ing to school to be a surgical technologist. I have a year left, Favorite TV show: Modern Family or Family Guy and my goal is to work at the Children’s Hospital in Omaha, Favorite Music Group: Casey Donahew Band Nebraska. Favorite Author: Gary Paulsen What quality/skill do you have that you’re most proud of? I am Pet Peeve: Fun haters able to communicate with just about anyone, especially kids. Names of your current show calves: Hoopy and Amber Favorite subject in school: Science Favorite stock show: Denver, because you get to see all the new up- Would you rather dance, play cards, or hula hoop? Play Cards and-coming bulls. Early bird or night owl? Early Bird What do you want to be when you grow up? I want to have career in One weird habit/skill/fact about you: I both love and hate basagriculture, and I would like to judge. ketball. It’s my favorite sport, but I also suffered two injuries Quality/skill you’re proud of: I am always willing to learn, and I have a from it. I tore my ACL and dislocated my shoulder. good work ethic. Favorite stock show memory so far: Winning Shorthorn Junior Favorite subject in school: Ag Nationals in Kansas City in 2008 and having reserve champion steer at the Nebraska State Fair. Would you rather dance, play cards, or hula hoop? play cards Least favorite show-day task? Breaking down cattle after the Early bird or night owl? Nightowl, I hate mornings show. One interesting fact about you: I am Type 1 diabetic Favorite stock show memory so far: Probably winning Grand Cham- Most embarrassing stock show moment? Last year I showed a pion Steer at the 2010 Nebraska State Fair or winning a division at steer at the Lincoln show who was extremely stubborn. When we got to the ring, he decided he didn’t want to walk anymore, Shorthorn Jr. Nationals. so I stood in the middle of the ring while everyone else did Most embarrassing stock show moment? When I was walking into the what they were suppose to. The judge that day was Kirk Stierring at State Fair, and my showstick got caught in the tail of the heifer walt and not even he could get my steer, Suh, to budge. So we in front of me. I didn’t know how to get it out. Luckily, it just kind of had to have other help from outside of the ring come in, and it fell out. took a while, but we finally got him out.

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Name: Morgan Marie Phillips DOB: 3/7/95 BreeDs YOu shOw: Angus, Simmental, and Sim-Angus siBliNgs: AK Phillips (12) FavOrite activities OutsiDe OF shOw riNg: FFA, keeping stats for the Fleming County High

School Football Team, and working on the farm . FavOrite cOlOr: Blue FavOrite mOvie: Grown Ups FavOrite siNger: George Strait FavOrite BOOk: The Color Purple Pet Peeve: When people take credit for something they didn’t do

Names OF YOur curreNt shOw calves: HPF Queen Supreme X321, RP/MP Love Me Right

076W, and RP/MP Fool’s Magic 049X .

FavOrite stOck shOw: North American International Livestock Expo . It is close to home, and I

love seeing everyone from across the Nation . Plus, the facilities are awesome!

wheN i grOw uP: I would like to be an Embryologist . QualitY YOu’re mOst PrOuD OF: Determination FavOrite suBject iN schOOl: Agriculture, then Math . DaNce, PlaY carDs, Or hula hOOP? I would rather dance . earlY BirD Or Night Owl? Night Owl . ONe iNterestiNg Fact aBOut YOu: I haven’t missed a North American since I was born in

1995 . My dad exhibited at the first North American in 1974 and hasn’t missed one yet . FavOrite stOck shOw memOrY: Winning the National SimAngus show at NAILE in 2007 with my bred and owned heifer, PCC Queen’s Valentine R9 . mOst emBarrassiNg stOck shOw mOmeNt: My cell phone rang in the supreme drive one year at state fair, and the judge asked me if I wanted him to hold my heifer while I answered it .

morganphillips Maysville, Ky.

Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whitney Walker Birthdate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .December 20, 2000 Breeds you Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maintainers and Herefords Siblings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mason 11, Catelyn 7 Hobbies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Basketball, Golf, Soccer, Gymnastics, and cheerleading Favorite color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Light Blue Favorite Movie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Soul Surfer Favorite Singer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Victoria Justice Favorite Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Any “Main Street” Book Pet Peeve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .That my room stays clean and in order Names of Current Calves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie Babe and Betty Favorite stock show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jr . Nationals!!! I get to hang out with friends for a whole week . Most of those friends live far away, so it’s great to spend a whole week with them . What do you want to be when u grow up? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A writer/Author Skill you’re proud of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Follow directions very well Favorite subject in school . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Writing Would you rather Dance, Play cards, or Hula Hoop? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hula Hoop Early bird or Night Owl? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Early Bird One weird fact about you . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .When I was 3 months old, I had head surgery Favorite Stock Show Memory So Far: Going to Denver and playing with Chloe Van Vliet - OR - Winning the Oklahoma Beef Expo with Katie Babe this year . Least Favorite Show Day Task . . . . . . . . Blowing, I can never get them dry enough for Dad!!!!! Most Embarrassing Stock Show Moment? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . While at Hereford Jr Nationals, I stepped in a mud hole with flip flops on, but I am afraid that it wasn’t mud in the bottom of that hole!!!

walker

Prairie Grove, Arkansas

family

Name . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mason Walker Birthdate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . May 29, 1999 Breeds you Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Maintainers, Maines and Herefords Siblings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whitney 10, Catelyn 7 Hobbies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Football, Soccer, Snowboarding, and launching rockets Favorite color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bushy Park Maroon Favorite TV Show . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Combat Zone on the Millitary Channel Favorite Singer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Any good rock Favorite Book . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kill or Capture by Matthew Alexander Pet Peeve . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . I want my sisters to leave my stuff alone Names of Current Calves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ferrari, Heaven Sent, and Bittersweet Favorite stock show: Denver!!!! I love all the cattle in the Yards and on the Hill and getting to roam between the two of them freely! What do you want to be when u grow up? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . A Marine Corp Pilot Skill you’re proud of . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Like to build things, like rockets Favorite subject in school . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .Math Would you rather Dance, Play cards, or Hula Hoop? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hula Hoop Early bird or Night Owl? . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Night Owl Favorite Stock Show Memory So Far . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winning Supreme Heifer at the American Royal with my heifer, Anita Loan . Least Favorite Show Day Task . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Breaking Down

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BradHookB.S. (Broadcasting system)

by Brad Hook

You may have seen his blog or received his tweets, but now you’ll be able to read his thoughts each month in a new column to begin in our June/Junly issue of The Show Circuit, called Brad Hook B.S. Now, hold your horses – we’re talking about Brad Hook Broadcasting System. On his blog, Hook didn’t set out to show hundreds of calf photos, but rather to try and encompass “our world” as show cattle producers, with as many humorous and entertaining posts as he could. Show cattle enthusiasts responded, and his blog now had almost 200,000 views from 75 countries in a little over six months. And now, you’ll be able to enjoy his quirky thoughts and interesting news each month in The Show Circuit.

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avorite Quotes of the B.S. Month

• Sometimes the easiest way is the hard way. John Finn • The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man’s determination. Tommy Lasorda • At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable. Christopher Reeve • Finding a way to live the simple life today is man’s most complicated task.. Henry A. Courtney • The only sure way to double your money right now is to fold it in half & put it back in your wallet. Rick Warren

Favorite Blog PoStS from a Month of B.S. • I Was N the Vet Clinic 2day WHEN... I was in the vet clinic today getting some health papers and had my bluetooth on, when in walked an elderly gentleman and stood at the end of the counter I was leaning on. I noticed him eyeing me, and finally figured out that he was checking out my bluetooth set.......and then I noticed HE had hearing aids. Well when my phone rang, and I answered it with my “hearing aid”, and even talked back through it, his jaw nearly hit the ground, but he never said a word. Just stared. I’m relatively sure he thought his hearing aid was way “COOLER” than mine, UNTIL I did that. I can just here him at the supper table tonight, ”Ma, you’re NEVER gonna believe what I saw this hard-of-hearing, young buck do at the vet clinic today.......lol.

• The 5th Wheel... Last week I helped Dad (and Pepsi, his dog) sort some feeder heifers to turn out on grass. Pepsi is with Dad EVERY day......EVERY step.....so I kinda felt like the fifth wheel. All Dad has to do is look at Pepsi, and he knows what to do. And Pepsi is ALWAYS watching Dad. The thing that amazed me most about Pepsi was that he kept his MOUTH SHUT. Most heelers get a little aggressive, but he would just simply WALK and not bark through the cattle both herding and hazing them out of their pen and on to the next location. I said something to Dad about this, and he replied that he’s always real good UNTIL somebody takes a swipe at him. Then it’s GAME ON! Well about that time somebody kicked at him, and I saw the Incredible Hulk transform in front of me. I laughed as he chased and bit, and Dad had to call him off before he ran them ALL through the fence. But when his master said stop, it was all over. When it comes to helping out, the only pay that’s needed for him at the end of the day is a couple seconds of kind words and ata boys, and he’s ready to roll again. I think I can remember when PEOPLE used to be that way.....or am I confused?

• Felt FOXY Last Night...

As I said a couple posts down, while working cows yesterday, I discovered the reason that the fox kept hanging around the calving barn. ACTUALLY, I discovered four reasons, and man, are they something! My mind had been telling me all day to take my camera over and try and get some pics, but I just hadn’t found the time to do it. I had some people here looking at a county fair heifer to show, and I sent them over to the barn to see the calf, but they informed me there was something much more FUN to look at. So I beat it over there with my camera. There are four of them, but only one that’s REAL friendly (and photogenic). Hope you enjoy the pics......and I DARE YOU not to say awwwww!

• Father, FORGIVE Me...

Yesterday was the first Sunday of the month, and at the Corydon Baptist Church that means one thing.....communion Sunday. Now I’ve gone to Church all my life and have taken part in many communions, but something funny happened this time. Our communion bread or wafer or whatever you’re accustomed to is special. They are little pieces of homemade, crunchy, crackery type deals that I KNOW could sell BIG in convenience stores! They are TASTY! (I know that sounds warped, but they ARE!) Well, as the tray was passing by, I held it with one hand and took the “bread” with the other. EXCEPT....TWO pieces stuck together, and the tray was past me before I could put the other one back. Instantly I panicked, because I knew it made me look like a pig, and there was NOTHING I could do about it. The lady sitting behind me (a fellow Class of ‘83 member) leaned forward and said, “That’s okay, I’m sure you probably need a DOUBLE DOSE of forgiveness!”

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TheAngle

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lueless

In 1995, Paramount Pictures released perhaps the quintessential movie about being a teenager in the ‘90s. Clueless, starring avowed vegan and PETA spokesmodel Alicia Silverstone, centered on the life and times of a young woman best described as… well, clueless. Over the years of my career as a farm broadcaster in Ohio, I enjoyed the opportunity to meet many young people in agriculture. From state FFA officers to county fair queens, I never tired of learning about the next generation of farmers and agribusiness professionals. Well, almost never. As many in the farm community are fond of saying, the most important crop we raise in rural America is our youth. The backbone of our food production system, and by extension the nation at large, is a vibrant cohort of young people excited by and engaged in the notion of being involved in agriculture. The most trying interviews I ever did as a broadcaster were with those 4-H and FFA members following in the mold of Silverstone’s iconic character Cher Horowitz (or, for the children of the millennium, think Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde). Perfect example: one year at the Ohio State Fair, my broadcast partner had occasion to interview a ten-year-old swine showman after exhibiting his Reserve Grand Champion Market Barrow. “Tell me about your pig,” my partner asked. “His name is Spot,” the young boy replied. “What breed is he?” “I don’t know, ask Dad.” “What does he weigh?” “I don’t know, ask Dad.” “What do you feed him?” “I don’t know. You should probably talk to my Dad.” “How much time does it take to get a pig like this ready for show?” “Look, you need to talk to my Dad. He does all the work, and I just go down sometimes to walk the pig.” That interaction could be explained a lot of ways, and it is certainly an extreme example. Even so, I’ve seen or been part of enough similar interviews to know that we need to do more as livestock parents, 4-H advisors, or as showmen ourselves to be involved and engaged. When I run into an exhibitor like our previously men-

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by Andy Vance

tioned hog showman, I stop to wonder how much that kid really wants to show. Perhaps, I ponder, he doesn’t want to show at all and would be much happier earning his knottying merit badge as a Scout. Do we, as livestock enthusiasts, live vicariously through our kids and put them in a position where they don’t have the same level of fun and personal growth we did as showmen, simply because they aren’t as interested? On the other hand, we readily understand and realize the countless benefits of growing up with responsibility for livestock. The work ethic and knowledge of food production inherent in keeping cattle, hogs, or sheep is irreplaceable, and a valuable part of our formative years. My suggestion to everyone is to stop and take a moment to consider how engaged or involved your kids are in really understanding their livestock projects. Do they know what they are producing? If a radio personality asked them about their show steer, would their first answer be to describe his beautiful hair coat? If so, we’re not focusing on teaching the right things. As one of my closest friends put it, if we had 4-H for 21-55 year olds, it would easily be the most active group of exhibitors! Consider if the showman in your house, club, or chapter is truly interested in the project or is just working to keep Mom and Dad happy. Be sure to take an active interest in teaching (and learning) everything you can about the production aspects of the project. Showing a champion steer is great, but understanding how that steer fits into the food chain is even more important. Exhibiting a winning heifer at Denver is an amazing accomplishment, but knowing what it takes to select a sire and get that heifer bred so she can have a profitable return to the herd is just as important. Exhibiting livestock is one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences of a lifetime. Showing steers and raising cows is a huge part of my memories of childhood and had a lasting impact on my personality and personal de“...take an active velopment. interest in teachLet’s do our kids and our ining (and learning) dustry a service and be sure to everything you teach our kids more than just can...” how to fit and groom their — ANDY VANCE calves.


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June 4, 2011 .................................. Duis Farms Complete Dispersal

September 11, 2011 ................Goertzen Show Calves Pasture Sale

June 4, 2011 .............................Douglas County Jr. Livestock Show

September 22-25, 2011 ................. AK-SAR-BEN 4-H Stock Show

June 4-5, 2011 ................Millpond Shorthorns Private Treaty Sale

January 6-8, 2012 .........Open 2 the World Jackpot Fat Steer Show

June 4-5, 2011 ...........Bennett Shorthorns Pasture of Dreams Sale June 5, 2011 ..........................Burch Livestock Pasture Bid-Off Sale June 8, 2011 ....................M Lazy Heart Ranch’s Western Shootout June 11, 2011 ............................................Cabaniss Production Sale June 20-25, 2011 .........................................Midwest Stud Ram Sale June 22-25, 2011 ..................North American Jr. Red Angus Show June 24-26, 2011 ...................Midwest Regional Jr. Hereford Show June 26-July 1, 2011..........Maine-Anjou Nat’l Junior Heifer Show June 26-July 1, 2011.......... Chianina National Junior Heifer Show June 26-July 2, 2011............................. Shorthorn Junior Nationals August 1, 2011.......... Am. Royal Hog/Lamb/Goat DNA Deadline

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Private Treaty Pasture Bid-Off Sale August 20th to September 8th Bids close at 6 p.m. on September 8th.

Sale Information: Cattle available to view beginning August 20th. Call ahead to view cattle or to view earlier. Show steer and heifer prospects available. Sires represented: Monopoly, Heat Wave, Walks Alone, Blindside, Immortal, Tiger Woods, and Headliner Directions: Off of I-80 at the Odessa exit, go south 1/4 mile. Pasture is on the west side of the road. Follow the signs. We encourage you to make it an “all-Nebraska” weekend and visit these other local producers: • • • • •

Hoblyn Farms (York) Schultz Show Cattle (Cairo) Stafford Cattle Co. (Kearney) Eckloff/Strolberg Show Cattle (Minden, Axtell) Mitch Daake (Kearney)

Lueking Club Calves

Oxford, Nebraska John: 308-991-0277 • Taylor: 308-991-0695 View calf photos online at rockfallsranch.com luekingclubcalves.com

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Rockfalls Ranch

Bertrand, Nebraska Mark Williams: 308-991-5628 Tyler Williams: 308-991-6177


Proud to Distribute Weaver Livestock Products in the Midwest

Blowers clockwise from top left: Circuiteer Metallic Blue, Circuiteer Pink and Boss Magnum

You will have to pre-order for Pro-Fit or Weaver/Stierwalt products at this year’s National Junior Shorthorn Show, Junior National Hereford Expo or the National Simmental Classic. Free delivery to Indianapolis, Kansas City and Sedalia on all orders received at least five days prior to the start of the show. All other direct mail orders made during the month of June will receive a 5% discount.

• Martinsville, IN • Shelbyville, TN • Saint Anne, Ill. • Fennville, Mich. • Bowling Green, Ky. 773-251-3709 • E-mail: Pro-Fit@usa.com www.pro-fitsupply.com Join us on:

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doris/kroupa KrOuPa geneTics Greg Kroupa & Family White Lake, South Dakota cell: 605-730-2525

Doris/Kroupa Private Treaty Pasture Bid-Off — join us the 3rd weekend in September!

All cattle will be available for viewing in White Lake, South Dakota. Selling prospect steers and heifers of all price ranges.

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Ali, High% Maine-Anjou heifer

Who Made Who heifer

WILSON/KEDLEY

Boardwalk steer

Showstopper, MaineTainer, ShorthornPlus heifer Double Vision, PB Shorthorn heifer

A member of the Eastern Iowa Club Calf Producers.

WILSON/KEDLEY

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Call to schedule a viewing. Sale location is 322 545th Ave, Miles, IA

John & Shelley Wilson

Katie, Charlie, Shelby, Lindsey & Tyler John: 563.212.7561 • Charlie: 563.219.0318

Pat Kedley & Steve Kedley


Sire: CF Solution • Dam: K-Kim Mona Lisa 35L ET DOB: February 27, 2010 • THF, PHAF • BW: 87 lbs. Full sib to breed greats such as Asset, Grey Goose, and Roan Goose. Maternal brother to Eldorado. owners:

LEvAndERosA FARMs

Louis & Melissa, Hank, Harrison, Hadley, Cati, Frani, and Holden LeVan

Dr. Louis LeVan DVM: 937-645-5415 • Hank LeVan: 937-441-7242

semen: $25

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Nasty Habit

Sire: Eye Candy Dam: Bounty Hunter x Angus BW: 90 lbs. • BD: March 16, 2009 • THC/PHAF • Semen: $25

Sired by Nasty Habit

Salty Dog

Sire: Hired Man Dam: Kiss & Tell (Heat Seeker x 3C Sturdy) BW: 90 lbs. • BD: February 2, 2009 • THC/PHAF • Semen: $25 Owned with: Harvey Cattle Company • Wes Richardson • Jason Headon

Sired by Salty Dog

Uncle Kracker

MaineTainer • Sire: Hoo Too • Dam: DJ Hunk BW: 81 lbs. • BD: October 6, 2008 • THF/PHAF • Semen: $25

Sired by Uncle Kracker

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Sire: Heat Wave Dam: Witch Doctor x Angus (Kathy) BW: 89 lbs. • DOB: March 15, 2010 THC/PHAF Semen: $25 OWnED WiTH: Fred Campbell Livestock • 574-721-0536 naylor Cattle Company • 806-435-1994

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Young Money Sire: Eye Candy Dam: Queen’s Trump x Double Vision BW: 78 lbs. • DOB: May 1, 2010 Shorthorn Plus • THF/PHAF Semen: $25

Master of Puppets Sire: Heat Wave • Dam: Hazel BW: 89 lbs. • DOB: February 24, 2010 THC/PHAF • Semen: $25 OWnED WiTH: Runkel Cattle Co. • 262-206-3565 Weigel’s Steer Pit • 608-732-2445 Cattle Visions • 866-356-4565

EUC Tabasco Sire: Jake’s Proud Jazz Dam: Vegas x Habanero BW: 82 lbs. • DOB: March 1, 2010 Shorthorn Plus #AR51806 • THF/PHAF Semen: $25 OWnED WiTH: Euchee Creek Cattle Company 918-225-8739

Tabasco

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Reg: ChiMaine: 339630 • Sire: Naughty PiNe • Dam: Miss Fuzz (PB galloway) • DOB: aPril 10, 2007 • BW: 90 lbs. • thC/PhaF seMeN: $25, Contact owners or major distributors. All calves below sired by Eye Candy, many from herds who purchased 5 straws or less of semen.

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Private treaty Bid Sale

Tuesday, September 6 • Bids close at 6 p.m.

Your I-80 One Stop Club Calf Shop!

Spring & Fall Born Steers, Heifers, Bulls

With over 600 head of calves to view (mostly embryo and AI calves) in all price ranges, we invite you to visit these two locations (within 15 miles of each other and I-80) and make this your I-80 “one stop” club calf shop!

Kearney

Call for directions to the Eckloff viewing site and the Strolberg viewing site. Grand Champion Steer, 2010 Ohio AGR, 2011 National Western Prospect Show, and 2011 Purdue AGR. Congratulations emma vickland! Raised by us!

Grand Champion Steer, 2009 Nebraska AGR and Kansas Beef Expo; reserve Champion, 2010 National Western Prospect Show and 2010 Purdue AGR. Congratulations emma vickland! Raised by us!

Grand Champion Steer, 2010 Ak-Sar-Ben Congratulations Cody Burke! Raised by us! reserve Grand Champion Steer, 2011 San Angelo Stock Show Congratulations Cuatro Schauer! Raised by us and Mid Continent Farms!

Grand Champion Steer, 2008 Indiana State Fair Congratulations Celeste Martin! Offering full sibs to this and other champions by Rocking Hills Mary!

Spring calf photos will be available for viewing at eckloffstrolberg.com or strolbergeckloff.com or showsteers.com approximately mid-August. We would like to express our sincere appreciation to our buyers in the past year, and we look forward to seeing you again in the fall!

Ward & Christyne Eckloff 1360 P Road, Minden, Nebraska 68959 Phone: 308-832-0517 • Cell: 308-830-0834 Chad Marsh, Herdsman: 308-440-8851

Dave & Cheryl Strolberg 535 24 Road, Axtell, Nebraska 68924 Phone: 308-263-3531 • Cell: 308-991-1589 Jeff Livingston, Herdsman: 308-999-0036

Visitors Always Welcome!


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