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2949 State Road 70 West Okeechobee, Florida 34972 JIM W. HARVEY — 863.697.6624 RONNIE TRYTHALL — 863.697.2182

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Fall 2016 Official Publication of the United Braford Breeders

Fall 2016 Vol. XXXI, No. 4

Cover Caption: Building Brafords: Purebred Hereford and Brahman bulls at Harvey Ranch in Okeechobee, Florida

Other Features

Feature Story

10 Veterinary Feed Directive Update by Dr. Joe Paschal

5 Building the Breed One Family At A Time By Kelsey Stimpson

12 Five Myths of Internal Parasite Control

Identifying the misunderstandings of parasite control

In Each Issue 2 President’s Notes by Robert Mills

3 From the Director’s Desk by Hannah Wine 5380 Old Bullard Rd., Suite 600, Box 358 Tyler, TX 75703 904.563.1816 www.brafords.org • BrafordNews@brafords.org Like the United Braford Breeders on Facebook! UBB Registration Office P.O. Box 14100, Kansas City, MO 64101-4100 816.595.2443 UBB@abraonline.org Braford News is the official publication of the United Braford Breeders (UBB). It is published four times a year and is supported by paid advertisements and subscriptions. Advertising and subscription information can be obtained from the UBB office. We appreciate your letters, comments and any editorial material you would like considered for publication.

Events January 4

UBB Bull Development Committee and Consignors Meeting, Gonzales, TX

January 5

Houston Livestock Show Entry Deadline

January 15

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo, Fort Worth, TX

January 20

Dixie National Livestock Show Entry Deadline

February 13

Dixie National Livestock Show Braford Show, Jackson, MS

March 10

UBB Board of Directors Meeting, Crowne Plaza, Houston, TX

March 11

8 Junior Focus

UBB Annual Membership Meeting, Crowne Plaza, Houston, TX

13 Show Results

International Sale of Sales, Houston, TX

16 Sale Results

by Mark Cowan

18 AdamsRanch Cattle Sale by Robbie Adams

20 Association News

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March 11

March 12

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo National Braford Show, Houston, TX

March 23

Advancing the Braford Breed 8, Lake Charles, LA

New Member Report Magnatronix Corp, St Petersburg, FL Addie Guilbeaux, Iowa, LA Brady Duhon, Sulphur, LA Donald Philip Richard, Creole, LA Elizabeth Daigle, Lake Charles, LA Eric Rutherford, Longville, LA Jamie Leonards, Bell City, LA John Todd Deville, Ville Platte, LA Jude Leonards, Bell City, LA Katherine Leonards, Bell City, LA Kendall Keller, Iowa, LA Owen Oliver, Jennings, LA Reagan Claire Broussard, Lake Charles, LA Reina J Petry, Gueydan, LA Robert Broussard, Abbeville, LA Watkins Cattle, Welsh, LA Firlie’s Farms LLC, Collins, MS Box R Caney Creek, Normangee, TX Locke Division, Hungerford, TX


President’s Notes

by Robert Mills

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s the holiday season approaches, I want to thank all of you for the help and support you have given to the UBB. This year has flown by for our family. Although it doesn’t seem possible, Carol, Trey and I have been involved in the UBB for 20 plus years. We have been truly blessed. This past year has seen some new challenges in terms of marketing our beef products. The Fall Advancing the Breed Bull Sale showed strong demand and prices considering the untimely lower calf prices in the industry. This proves to me that producers who are watching their own herd performance, see the value of Braford genetics increasing efficiency in their herds. Brafords continue to offer noteworthy value to the cattle industry. The UBB Board has some challenges in the early part of next year. We may all have somewhat different points of view, but we are all determined to do what is best for the UBB. If you want your voice heard, pick up the phone and talk to your elected representative about the issues you are facing in the Braford business. Be sure and renew your dues and inventories to support our organization. We may not 2 BRAFORD news l Fall 2016

all be able to agree and come together on every issue, but get involved and stay active in your association. The Board is committed to making the best decisions possible for our breed as a whole. You as a breeder and member need to capitalize on the opportunities made available to you by the UBB. Director ballots have been mailed. If you haven’t already voted, please take time to do so and mail them in before the deadline. As we have recently seen in November, every vote counts. This year the UBB sale committee has put together the 2017 International Braford Sale to be held in conjunction with the Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo. It has been several years since we have had a live auction inside the Reliant Center. Thanks to everyone who has stepped up to consign animals and special lots to the 2017 International Braford Sale. I am asking everyone to please support this endeavor and the breeders who have committed these consignments. We plan to build this year’s sale toward 2018 and the World Braford Congress to highlight the outstanding US genetics to our international guests. What an unbelievable opportunity for the UBB to take our place among the world breeders. Each of you will have a year to prepare your marketing plans. If you plan on selling semen and/or embryos, it needs to be exportable. There will be international breeders here seeking live animals to purchase

UBB Board of Directors at the sale in Houston as well. If you are interested in the opportunity to showcase your cattle, start planning now for what you can consign in 2018. The international business opportunity at the World Braford Congress is unparalleled to any Braford event ever held in the US before. To help highlight your ranch, please step up and contribute as a sponsor. The information is included in this edition of the Braford News. If you know of businesses who might want to be a sponsor, please feel free to contact them with the sponsor information or inform the Congress Committee members of the possibilities you might have with those companies. The Congress Committee is working hard to make this a memorable event for everyone, and we as members/breeders need to financially support these efforts. My hope is that each of you have a safe and happy holiday season. I believe you can truly look forward to an eventful and successful 2017 in the Braford business. May your families be truly blessed this holiday season.

President - Robert Mills 15535 C.R. 1123 Athens, TX 75751 Office: 903.489.0837 Home: 903.489.0869 Mobile: 903.676.8930 Email: robert@rockcrestranch.com Vice President - Bill Rainer P.O. Box 243 Union Springs, AL 36089 Alabama: 334.738.2205 Texas: 800.729.7790 FAX: 903.683.9830 Mobile: 903.780.6455 Email: granjan.jr@gmail.com Secretary - Will Moncrief Running M Ranch 10006 Journeys End Tallahassee, FL 32312-3710 Office: 850.385.4489 Mobile: 850.566.6070 Email: w69cracker@hotmail.com Treasurer - Larry Stanberry LS Brafords 996 VZ C.R. 1805 Grand Saline, TX 75140 Home: 903.962.7219 Mobile: 214.924.9202 Email: lstanberry@earthlink.net Region 1 Director - Jim Harvey Harvey Ranch 2949 Hwy. 70 West Okeechobee, FL 34972 Office: 863.763.2523 Mobile: 863.697.6624 Fax: 863.763.7524 Email: jimharveybrafords@ embarqmail.com Region 1 Director - Zach Adams Adams Ranch Inc. 25501 Orange Ave. Fort Pierce, FL 34945 Mobile: 772.215.6268 Email: ZachAdamsRanch@gmail.com Region 2 Director - Chris Herpin Herpin Cattle Company 20102 Herpin Circle Kaplan, LA 70548 Mobile: 337.652.8125 Fax: 337.643.3382 Email: aherpin@sfbcic.com Region 2 Director - Heather Green 3313 Trailer Town Rd. Jennings, LA 70546 Mobile: 337.540.1748 Email: gran3290@aol.com Region 2 Director - Shannon Harrington 7068 N. Harrington Rd. Iowa, LA 70647 Home: 337.478.7637 Mobile: 337.485.2442 Email: sjhfarm@aol.com Region 3 Director - Scott McCullough 3226 C.R. 3115 Greenville, TX 75402 Mobile: 903.274.7799 Email: wmscottmcc@hotmail.com Region 4 Director - Paul Harris Greenview Farms 334 K-Ville Rd. Screven, GA 31560 Mobile: 912.294.2472 Fax: 912.586.6991 Email: Greenviewpaul@yahoo.com Region 4 Director - Jim Smith JS Land & Cattle Co. P.O. Box 487 Magnolia, MS 39652 Home: 601.783.7045 Mobile: 601.551.7045 FAX: 601.276.7675 Email: jimsmith@agup.co


From the Director’s Desk

Peace, Love & Brafords by Hannah Wine UBB Executive Director

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s I near the one-year mark with the United Braford Breeders, I cannot thank you all enough for making 2016 a great one. The loyalty of our breeders would be hard to match by any other breed association. This year a large portion of our membership survived some of the most trying weather they’ve faced this decade, particularly our breeders in south Louisiana, where it seems the

rains just wouldn’t stop. Meanwhile other breeders struggled through horrific droughts. Regardless of the weather, all of our members experienced a major change in the cattle market. The resilience and commitment of our Braford membership is incredible. This strength, combined with the passion for Braford cattle from our individual members, makes for an incredible Braford family. It makes me proud to say I work with this association. At a time when cattle prices are not what we had become accustomed to, and are predicted to stay low for some time, being a registered Braford breeder becomes more important than ever. Not only do you set yourself apart from the average cattleman by raising registered cattle, but also you receive the benefits that come along with those registration papers that are invaluable. The primary benefit is Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs). EPDs are one of the most, if not the most, useful tool cow-calf producers have. EPDs aren’t just for

the purebred breeders anymore. The usefulness of EPDs doesn’t stop with the cow-calf producers, it’s transmitted to your customers as they are selecting and purchasing the right bull for commercial operations, or in some cases, other purebred operations. In a time when information is king, the EPDs provided with your registration papers are more valuable than ever. Using EPDs allows you to rely on sound science. Your registrations that generate those EPDs are what fund and operate the United Braford Breeders. You know the long-term commitment it takes to create a customer base, build a reputation, and develop a herd of cattle that are sought after. I

hope that you recognize the value of the EPDs that help you to build that customer base, reputation and herd. Thank you for your loyalty to the United Braford Breeders. You are what makes this association possible. In this issue, you’ll find an article by our fall UBB intern, Kelsey Stimpson, that highlights a few of the members of the Braford family. I hope you enjoy the article as much as I did. I would like to thank Kelsey for all her work this fall. She has been a fantastic creative thinker when it comes to all things UBB, and I have no doubt that she will continue to do many more great things in the cattle industry.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year JNJ RANCH James Noel, Jr. 409 E. Lafayette Street Abbeville, LA 70510

337-898-1166 Office • 377-652-6260 Cell • jamesnoeljr@gmail.com

JNJ - PEACE, LOVE & LIVESTOCK - JNJ

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Building the Breed One Family at a Time By Kelsey Stimpson

Every operation works a little differently. We don’t always agree on how to breed our cattle, how to feed our cattle, or even how to market our cattle. One thing in particular that holds true throughout the Braford industry, is that it’s all about family.

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n this feature we see just how important family really is. The Granger family, Roberson family, Harris family, and Boudreaux family all rely heavily on family to keep their operation running smoothly. When each family was asked what was so unique about the Braford industry, they all gave the same answers. Of course, Brafords are a great maternal breed and able to survive harsh climates.

More importantly, what makes this industry so unique is the people. The Braford membership is a tight-knit family. Many of them have shown together, sold cattle together, and raised their families together. Although the operations featured are involved in different sectors of the Braford industry, there is one thing that unites them all, and that is the value of family.

Granger Cattle Company

cattle and breed them to virtually anything, and they will work,” said Based in Southwest Louisiana, Heather. “Whether your goal is to Granger Cattle Company is built have calves to sell across the sale, or around family. Wade and Lynette you run a commercial operation and Granger run the operation along need a good herd sire, Brafords are the with their children Chris, his wife, breed for you.” and children, and Heather Greene, Heather was recently elected to her husband, and two children. the United When Wade was a young child, his Braford grandfather gave him a heifer and Breeders the tradition was passed on from Board of there. When Heather was in her Directors. teens, she confronted her parents She said, “I about finding a heifer to show. grew up in “My dad said that I wasn’t going to the Braford have any other animal but a horse industry and or a commercial cow on the place have seen it because that was all we knew,” grow with said Heather. After searching for a leaps and few weeks, the family fell in love Former UBB director Wade Granger bounds, and with a Braford heifer. From there, is an avid supporter of Braford youth it is very they phased out their commercial programs important herd and continued to add Braford to me to cattle and genetics. Brahman-influenced keep the cattle are extremely breed going popular in Louisiana, in the right and the Granger family direction. I particularly admires how have faith Chris and Luke Green of Granger Cattle Brafords can thrive in the in these Company at the National Braford Show. area. They work well in cattle, and I Luke is one of the youngest United Braford the heat and humidity, feel it’s my Breeders members and are tolerant of the generation’s insects and mosquitos. responsibility to continue the legacy.” “We have to have something hardy to Wade is a sheriff’s deputy. His survive in this area, and Brafords fit 31st year on the force is coming up the mold perfectly,” said Heather. As in January. He also owns a leather Chris and Heather’s kids become more shop, where he builds show halters, involved with the cattle, they want harnesses for K9 dogs, and does repair something that is docile so they don’t work. As he nears retirement, the Heather Greene with newborn, Will and her have to worry about anyone’s getting mother, Lynette Granger, ringside at the Four family would like to continue to grow hurt. Heather describes Brafords as States Fair in Texarkana, Arkansas. their cattle herd. As Chris, Heather very different, eye-appealing and and their spouses grow further in functional. “We are able to take these

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their careers, they hope that their children will become more involved in the operation and take on more responsibilities. The family hopes to continue to advance the genetics and the quality of their cattle for many generations to come. Granger Cattle Company will continue to build their herd while doing it with the ones they love, because in the end, family is what it’s all about.

to introduce the best of both genetics. He collects and uses performance data religiously, doing everything in his power to make his cattle better. He has recently started a new project by introducing a hybrid of Braford and Red Angus influenced cattle. These calves are very maternal and have good marbling and other carcass traits. He hopes to exploit his 30-plus years of Braford genetics on these Red Angus cows to create a desirable cross of cattle. Thunderstorm R When asked what makes Brafords Dr. Rodney Roberson operates so unique, Dr. Roberson replied, “This Thunderstorm R Cattle Company, breed has such along with a focus on the his wife Pat, maternal side, daughters Amy while so many and Emily, and other breeds two grandsons. get caught Dr. Roberson runs up in making his Braford herd large terminal in Nagadoches, cattle. That Texas, and has a hasn’t been an family partnership issue in the ranch in south Braford breed.” Texas, where they In future years, run commercial Dr. Roberson cattle. Dr. Rodney Roberson and his wife Pat of Thunderstorm hopes to Dr. Roberson R Cattle. Dr. Roberson served as the UBB Executive continue to served as the Director for many years and worked diligently in advance his United Braford implementing numerous programs. operation by Breeders Executive Director for many years and worked diligently in implementing numerous programs. He played a key role in introducing the Bull Development and Marketing Program. “There is always a demand for Braford heifers, but we have really had to work as a breed to create a demand for the bulls,” said Dr. Roberson. This program has benefited the breed and helped create a larger demand for Braford bulls. Dr. Roberson became exposed A product of the Thunderstorm R Cattle Company’s to Braford cattle in 1983, when development program, a first generation bull he worked for a firm that was produced by IVF and sired by one of the top young introducing the breed to east performance bulls Texas. When the company went using superior Hereford and Brahman out of business, Dr. Roberson was genetics, while playing a part in able to purchase some of those cattle advancing the Braford breed. that he had managed to utilize in his own herd. He admired the maternal characteristics that the cattle had and the other characteristics that made them thrive in the Texas environment. He has since then continued to cross high quality Brahman and Hereford cattle to produce the best product for his customers. He works with embryo transfer programs each year 6 BRAFORD news l Fall 2016

Greenview Farms

Starting out in 1860, the Harris family purchased a plot of land in southeast Georgia. From there, each generation bought the land from relatives and continued to farm and raise cattle. In 1942 Winton Harris, father of Jonny Harris, purchased

Paul, Toni and Jonny Harris of Greenview Farms in Screven, Georgia

two Hereford heifers and the herd continued to grow from there. Today the legacy is carried on by Jonny and Toni Harris, and son Paul. Jonny and Toni have two other children, Jon and Kacee, who were raised on the farm and still have an interest in the operation. Jonny and Paul run the oldest, continuously operated Hereford farm in the state of Georgia.

Jonny and Paul run Greenview Farms, the oldest, continuously operated Hereford farm in the state of Georgia.

Jonny, the fifth generation, now owns about 3,500 acres, on which he runs Hereford and F1 cattle along with a diversified row crop operation consisting of corn, cotton, peanuts, and soybeans. The farm also produces grass hay, pecan trees and about 1,800 acres of timber. F1 genetics were introduced into the operation in 1981. The demand for the F1 cow, as well as the quality characteristics that fit perfectly with the hot and humid area, drove the Harris family to give these genetics a try. “The quality of cattle and what they are able to do in the Southeast is a huge selling point to our customers,” said Jonny, “We are able to market these cattle and have them sold one to two years before they are even born, which proves just how good this breed


works in this area.” After introducing F1 genetics, the family found that it was much easier to market two breeds of cattle instead of just one. In addition to marketing around 60 Hereford bulls and 100 Hereford heifers, they sell between 60 to 90 F1 heifers and around 60 F1 bulls. Looking to the future, the family would like to continue to advance the genetics in their F1 herd to satisfy their customers. While working to add more muscle and better docility, Jonny hopes to see an advancement in the documentation and research within the breed as a whole. Jonny takes a great deal of pride in educating his customers in order to get the most success out of their purchases

Boudreaux & Son Brafords

National Junior Braford Association. “I love this industry and the people Boudreaux and Son Brafords is that surround it. We’re all like one owned and operated by Danny, big family, and the association is wife Charlene, son Michael and built around that,” said Brynlee granddaughter Boudreaux. Brynlee has started Brynlee in to build her own herd of Braford southwest cattle and she hopes that her Louisiana. The children will eventually have family became the opportunities that she has involved with enjoyed. Brafords when The Boudreaux family is a Danny bought huge supporter of the NJBA an F1 bull for and is continually looking for Michael to ways to help its members. They show in the hosted the All American National fifth grade. The Junior Show in 2015. “My dad whole family and I love what we do, and we fell in love want to share it with as many with the show atmosphere and Second generation Braford breeder people as possible,” said Michael. Michael Boudreaux tails his “We want these kids to have the continued to daughter Brynlee’s bull into the same opportunities that we did.” buy and show ring at the 2016 All American. The Boudreaux family is always Braford cattle. willing to help out wherever Now, they run a herd of their own needed, and it’s common to see them and are able to market their cattle hauling families around to shows. regularly, as well as attend as many “Some people accuse me of hauling my national shows as possible. competition, Danny recently retired but we’re from the United Braford all just a big Board of Directors, on family,” said which he served for a At Greenview Farms the demand for the F1 Danny. If they number of years. While cow, as well as the quality characteristics fit have extra on the board, one of his perfectly with the hot and humid area. room on their primary goals was to allow from Greenview Farms. Jonny also trailers, they F1 cattle to show in the partners with the University of work together Braford division. “I was able Georgia, researching and running to make sure to work with all of the other tests on forages and row crops. Along every kid who directors, while voicing Danny Boudreaux of Boudreaux and Son with having a great deal of passion for wants to attend our concerns, in order to Brafords in Grand Chenier, Louisiana, educating customers and consumers, a show is able advance the breed,” said showing at the Four States Fair he also has a great desire to serve. to do so. Danny. With the passion As the family Jonny just recently retired from the and dedication for seeing looks to the future, they have hope American Hereford Association Board the breed advance, he remains very that one day Brynlee will take over the of Directors, where he was active on active on committees and is always operation and continue the legacy the many committees in an willing to help the UBB family has created. Danny hopes that effort to better the breed. wherever they need it. the family will continue to improve This passion for service Michael is a former the quality of their herd so they are was passed down to his National Junior Braford able to show the best cattle they son Paul, who serves on the Association member, have to offer, while marketing high United Braford Breeders who was actively preforming bulls to their customers. Board of Directors. “One involved in showing It’s no secret that the Boudreaux word that describes the and exhibiting through family is passionate about the Braford longevity of our operation the junior association. industry and the people in it. It’s is relationships. A strong He is still very active in families like these, who are willing to relationship with God, showing at open shows do whatever it takes to see everyone family, producers, workers, and traveling with within the organization succeed, that and suppliers is what has the family all over the make the Braford industry unique. made us successful,” said country. His passion The Boudreaux family fell Jonny. A family built on for the industry was in love with Brafords in the faith, the Harris family feels showring when Michael was in passed down to his blessed each day to have the fifth grade. Today they market daughter, Brynlee, who opportunity to be stewards Braford cattle in southwest is now an enthusiastic Louisiana. of the land. member of the

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Junior Focus

Bailee O’Brien, NJBA Director

Greetings from Texas! To give you a little update, I have been very busy with FFA and preparing for college this school year. I was recently elected president

of our FFA program in Keller. I attended a skills competition where we demonstrated proper methods and safety of injections. I have also worked to plan our meetings and actually get people to attend. We will be attending more competitions and events to start off our new chapter.    Next fall I plan on attending Tarleton State University in Stephenville. I have been accepted and even have a dorm already.      With all of these things to keep me busy, I still

have my heifers to end the day. Reba will be calving this spring, and I’m both excited and nervous to take on this new experience. Fancy keeps me on my toes with her attitude but she has some good days. With Fort Worth quickly approaching, Fancy and I have a lot of work to get us ready. I see a lot of days filled with blowing and walking ahead of me! I can’t wait for our Braford breeders to come to Fort Worth for the 2017 Stock Show. While you’re here, check out these stops!

Top 10 Things to Do in Fort Worth

Fort Worth is home to some very historic places not only for the state of Texas, but also for this country. If you have some free time during your time in Fort Worth, I would recommend any of these wonderful attractions! Stockyards:

The Fort Worth Stockyards are the longest standing stockyards in the United States. Originally built around railroad tracks in 1890, the stockyards attracted much attention in the cattle industry until the 1950s. Businesses then suffered due to livestock auctions being held closer to where livestock were produced. This historical district now consists of 46 buildings that offer entertainment and many shopping venues, including the boot making company M.L. Leddy’s. Cowtown Coliseum:

The coliseum was built in 1908 for the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. It was the world’s first indoor rodeo arena. During the week the coliseum is open to the public but rodeo events are typically held here during the weekends. Riscky’s BBQ:

What’s Texas without mouth-watering barbeque? Riscky’s BBQ has been 8 BRAFORD news l Fall 2016

serving some of the best for more than 75 years. If you get hungry and start craving some smoked brisket or delicious potato salad, definitely give Riscky’s a try!

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame:

Started in 1975 in Hereford, Texas, the museum was moved in 1994 to Fort Worth. The National Cowgirl Museum features 228 honorees from Sacagawea to Sandra Day O’Connor. It is the only museum in the world dedicated to honoring American women of the West. Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame:

Built in 2001, this museum honors men and women who have shown excellence in competition, business and support of rodeo and the western lifestyle in Texas. Each of the 125 cowboys and cowgirls have a booth to display memorabilia. Kimbell Art Museum:

Love art? Love history? If you answered yes, you should definitely go to the Kimbell Art Museum. Founded by the Kimbell

family in 1936 it has more than 400 works of art.

Botanical Garden:

Established in 1934 the Fort Worth Botanic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in Texas. The garden is approximately 109 acres. There are 2,501 species of native and exotic plants in the 21 specialty gardens. General admission is free. Fort Worth Water Gardens:

Designed by Phillip Johnson, the Fort Worth Water Gardens can be enjoyed at any time of the year. These beautifully designed exhibits allow visitors to experience a variety of water features in a peaceful and refreshing way. Fort Worth Zoo:

One of the largest attractions in Fort Worth, the zoo happens to be minutes from downtown. The zoo opened in 1909 with one lion, two bears, an alligator and a few rabbits. More than 5,000 animals now live at the Fort Worth Zoo. It’s one of the top 10 zoos in the United States,

2016-17 OFFICERS AND DIRECTORS OFFICERS President Jamie Davis Pearland, Texas Vice President Hayden Hyman Fouke, Arkansas Secretary Kylea Mansfield Katy, Texas Treasurer Ryan Danos Iowa, Louisiana Reporter Bailee O’ Brien Fort Worth, Texas UBB AMBASSADORS Maeleigh Conner Grand Lake, Louisiana Jamie Davis Pearland, Texas Hayden Hyman Fouke, Arkansas Bailee O’ Brien Fort Worth, Texas Kylea Mansfield Katy, Texas

and you should be ready to be more than impressed with the 64 acres of exhibits.

Billy Bob’s:

Billy Bob’s is a country nightclub in the Fort Worth Stockyards right next to the Cowtown Coliseum. The world’s largest honky tonk opened in 1981 featuring Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson within the first week of opening. In addition to several dance floors, stages, arcade games and billiards, Billy Bob’s also has a small indoor rodeo arena that features bull riding on the weekends. Billy Bob’s puts on some pretty great concerts, and I’m sure they’ll have a great lineup during the week of the FWSSR.


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Veterinary Feed Directive Update by Joe C. Paschal Livestock Specialist Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Corpus Christi, Texas • j-paschal@tamu.edu

In 1996 the federal Animal Drug Availability Act established a new category of drugs, the Veterinary Feed Directive (VFD). These were antibiotics that could be purchased over the counter (OTC) at the feed store or dealer and used in animal feeds for growth promotion, as well as disease prevention, control, and treatment purposes.

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his act allowed livestock, poultry, penned wildlife, bee-keeping, and aquaculture producers’ access to low-level antibiotics in feed (including milk replacers) to meet these four specific needs without a veterinarian’s prescription. The VFD was amended on October 1, 2015 to include three antibiotics used in feed that were considered medically important to humans. These could no longer be fed to animals without the permission and supervision of a veterinarian: avilamycin (Kavault), florfenicol (Aquaflor, Nuflor) and tilmicosin (Pulmotil, Tilmovet). It also ended the labeling of all antibiotics for growth-promotion purposes in animals. The change was made out of concern for the potential for development of antibiotic resistance in humans as a result of long-term feeding of low levels of antibiotics to animals, even though no link has ever been substantiated. Antibiotics administered to animals in a bolus, drench, or injection are not affected by this change in the VFD. If you are using or are going to be using a feed that contains one of the antibiotics listed, you will need to obtain a written VFD order from your veterinarian in order to purchase or mix your feed. The VFD is valid for up to six months, but the expiration date (how long the antibiotic can be fed) will depend on the antibiotic itself. The VFD will contain your and your veterinarian’s contact information, information about the animals receiving the VFD feed, information about the antibiotic used and information on feeding. It will also establish the exact amount that can be fed and the length of time it can be fed. No deviation of the amount or time will be allowed, it is a violation of federal law. You will also need to have a valid Veterinarian-ClientPatient Relationship (VCPR) with your veterinarian. This relationship is based on three points: 1) The veterinarian assumes responsibility for making medical judgments regarding the health of the animals and the client agrees to follow the veterinarian’s directions; 2) The veterinarian possesses sufficient knowledge of the

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animals to begin a general or preliminary diagnosis of the medical condition of the animals; and 3) The veterinarian is available to provide follow-up care in the case of an adverse reaction or treatment failure. In some states, the veterinarian is required to visit your operation. In all states the VFD will require you to contact your veterinarian and have them fill out a VFD form for you before you can purchase any feed containing antibiotics. In speaking to many veterinarians around my state, I found many are concerned that producers will see them as the cause of these changes; I assure you they are not. This change in the VFD comes from a concern at the highest levels of government about the value of antibiotics in humans to prevent or cure most infections and the fact that there are a limited number of compounds. Once you have purchased the feed, follow the label directions exactly, especially the amount fed, the duration of feeding and withdrawal time. Beginning January 1, 2017 all other feed-grade antibiotics will be added (Table 1). In addition to those requiring a VFD to purchase for feeding, several others used in water will move from OTC to prescription sales (Table 2). A veterinarian will need to write a prescription in order for producers to use them. In each case a valid VCPR is required. The VFD should be obtained well in advance of your needing it, since not all feed companies will be making or storing these feeds. The VFD records must be kept by you, the feed dealer and the veterinarian for at least two years. It can be transmitted by hand, mail, email, or fax; it cannot be completed by a phone call to the feed dealer. This will not affect your ability to purchase injectable antibiotics at your local feed store or farm supply store if they do not require a prescription; but care should always be taken to follow labeled directions for use, route of administration and withdrawal times. Antibiotics are one of our greatest resources for both us and our animals. We should do our part to make sure they’re effective for a long, long time.


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Five Myths of Internal Parasite Control Identifying the misunderstandings of parasite control By Zoetis

It’s estimated that the cattle industry loses about $3 billion each year in lost weight gains, poor feed conversion and increased disease because of internal parasites. With the financial impact and animal welfare concerns on cattle operations, it is important for producers to understand parasite control, as well as the misconceptions about parasite control. Here are five parasite control myths that might be putting a producer’s management program at risk. Myth No. 1: All active ingredients in parasite control products have the same efficacy.

There are different active ingredients and different classes of dewormers, which should be used strategically on an operation for effective parasite control, advises Mark Alley, DVM, managing veterinarian with Zoetis. Products such as DECTOMAX® Pour-On or DECTOMAX® Injectable provide both extended therapy and good efficacy against both adult and inhibited Ostertagia, the brown stomach worm. However, in populations of cattle where Cooperia, Nematodirus or Haemonchus are an issue, white dewormers such as VALBAZEN® Suspension may be a better selection. It is important that a producer has a discussion with his or her veterinarian or animal health provider to determine which is most appropriate.

Myth No. 2: My animals look fine, so I don’t have a parasite resistance problem.

“Parasitologists agree that no dewormer provides 100% effectiveness against parasites,” said Dr. Alley. “We make the assumption that all parasite control products are 100% effective, but even with 50% kill of parasites, producers will see a clinical improvement in the animals.” Dr. Alley says producers can’t tell visually if there is a resistant parasite problem in the herd. They need to work closely with their veterinarian to diagnose resistant parasites and establish a strategic deworming program. 12 BRAFORD news l Fall 2016

Myth No. 3: Parasites cannot withstand winter’s cold temperatures.

“It is a mistake to think it gets cold enough to kill parasites over the winter,” Dr. Alley said. Parasites can simply overwinter in cattle or pastures. While winter may take its toll on many things, studies demonstrate that infective larvae were able to survive on pastures during winter months.

Myth No. 4: Antiparasitics can be administered to work at a producer’s convenience.

Timing is critical for administering antiparasitic products. Often, producers deworm when it’s most convenient for them, rather than when it’s most effective to control parasites. Dr. Alley recommends year-round parasite control, both in the fall and again in the spring before summer pasture turnout.

Myth No. 5: Dosing to the average weight of the group is adequate.

It’s important for producers to not only match the dewormer to the type of parasite challenge but also to administer each dose per the animal’s calculated weight. Incorrect dosing has been identified as a major contributor to the development of resistant parasites. A common practice is to dose products to the average weight of the herd, rather than to the individual weight of the animal. In this case, half the herd could be underdosed. For more information about parasite control, please visit with your animal health adviser.


Show Results

Four States Fair Braford Show Results

September 12, 2016 Texarkana, AR • Judge: Webb Fields, Mount Pleasant, TX

Braford Female Show Results

Class 1: S5 55 Ms 601, Ryan Danos Class 2: KSH Capts Lady 6661, Maeghan McCarley Class 3: WB DC Mila 622, Ryan Danos Champion Heifer Calf: KSH Capts Lady 6661, Maeghan McCarley Reserve Champion Heifer Calf: WB DC Mila 622, Ryan Danos Class 6: Savell’s L 254/3, Hailey Sheffield Class 7: DF CM Ms Lalya 53C, Ryan Danos Champion Fall Heifer Calf: Savell’s L 254/3, Hailey Sheffield Reserve Champion Fall Heifer Calf: DF CM Ms Lalya 53C, Ryan Danos Class 10: ACC 9076 Ms Exclusive, Hayden Hyman Class 11: SJH Miss Lil Annie 15, Ashlee Primeaux Class 12: RCM 1764 Hadley 514, Rock Crest Ranch Class 13: RCM 9182 Millie 5144, Rock Crest Ranch Champion Yearling Heifer: RCM 1764 Hadley 514, Rock Crest Ranch Reserve Champion Yearling Heifer: SJH Miss Lil Annie 15, Ashlee Primeaux Class 16: BD-13, Brynlee Boudreaux Champion Senior Yearling Female: BD-13, Brynlee Boudreaux Grand Champion Braford Female: RCM 1764 Hadley 514, Rock Crest Ranch Reserve Grand Champion Braford Female: KSH Capts Lady 6661, Maeghan McCarley

Braford Bull Show Results

Class 22: PBR BB 3144 Mr SWA, Hannah Doucet Class 24: TR Genesis D105P ET, Thunderstorm R Cattle Company Champion Bull Calf: TR Genesis D105P ET, Thunderstorm R Cattle Company Reserve Champion Bull Calf: PBR BB 3144 Mr SWA, Hannah Doucet Class 27: TR Mass Effect C101, Thunderstorm R Cattle Company Class 28: NPH Muscles 1054 Mr 6, Mason Mhire Champion Fall Bull Calf: TR Mass Effect C101, Thunderstorm R Cattle Company Reserve Champion Fall Bull Calf: HNH Muscles 1054 M, Hayden Hyman Class 32: LEM 1703 Floyd 5001, Lainey McCullough Class 34: RCM 9182 Stealth 51, Rock Crest Ranch Champion Yearling Bull: RCM 9182 Stealth 51, Rock Crest Ranch Reserve Champion Yearling Bull: TR DC Rectangle 548, Brynlee Boudreaux Class 39: Mr HDG Red Bull 14034, Mason Mhire Champion Senior Bull: Mr HDG Red Bull 14034, Mason Mhire Reserve Champion Senior Bull: ACC X810 Mr Watts 5 Grand Champion Braford Bull: TR Genesis D105P ET, Thunderstorm R Cattle Company Reserve Grand Champion Braford Bull: Mr HDG Red Bull 14034, Mason Mhire

Grand Champion Braford Bull: TR Genesis D105P ET, Thunderstorm R Cattle Company

Reserve Grand Champion Braford Bull: Mr HDG Red Bull 14034, Mason Mhire

Grand Champion Braford Female: RCM 1764 Hadley 514, Rock Crest Ranch

Reserve Grand Champion Braford Female: KSH Capts Lady 6661, Maeghan McCarley

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Show Results

Louisiana State Fair Braford Base Results Judge: Mitch Thomas, Raymondville, TX

Braford Base Female Show

Grand Champion Braford Base Female: Ms Polled Justice, Circle T Cattle Company

Reserve Grand Champion Braford Base Female: Ms Teaux, Circle T Cattle Company

Grand Champion Braford Base Bull: Mr BR Woodman Manso, Maeleigh Conner

Class 1: CT Ms Teaux, Circle T Cattle Company Class 2: Mrs Welch 102, Shelby Welch Class 3:Miss Doogey, Macie Labove Champion Heifer Calf: CT Ms Teaux, Circle T Cattle Company Reserve Champion Heifer Calf: Miss Doogey, Macie Labove Class 6: Miss Lady Gold 75, Ashton Smith Class 7: Miss Shammie, Gauge Labove Champion Fall Heifer Calf: Miss Lady Gold 75, Ashton Smith Reserve Champion Fall Heifer Calf: Miss Shammie, Gauge Labove Class 10: Mrs Nunez 37/15, Jayden Nunez Class 11: D&D Miss Jenni Manso 805, Ellen Deshotel Class 12: Miss FC Mamie, Karlee Nunez Class 13: CT Ms Polled Justice, Circle T Cattle Company Champion Yearling Heifer: CT Ms Polled Justice, Circle T Cattle Company Reserve Champion Yearling Heifer: Miss FC Mamie, Karlee Nunez Class 16: NV Miss Goldie, Will Boudreaux Champion Senior Yearling Female: NV Miss Goldie, Will Boudreaux Reserve Champion Senior Yearling Female: Miss Kallion Cinnamon, Corey Bourgeois Grand Champion Braford Female: CT MS Polled Justice, Circle T Cattle Company Reserve Grand Champion Braford Female: CT Ms Teaux, Circle T Cattle Company

Braford Base Bull Show

Class 22: Caleb’s Karu Boy, Corey J. Bourgeois Class 23: Mr Abear 1004, Karlee Nunez Champion Bull Calf: Mr Abear 1004, Karlee Nunez Reserve Champion Bull Calf: Caleb’s Karu Boy, Corey J. Bourgeois Class 27: Mr BR Woodman Manso, Maeleigh Conner Class 28: Jango, Destiny Doxey Champion Fall Bull Calf: Mr BR Woodman Manso, Maeleigh Conner Reserve Champion Fall Bull Calf: Jango, Destiny Doxey Class 31: Mr Nunez 12/15, Ashton Landreneaux Class 32: Cajuns Mr 150, Tyleigh Canik Class 33: Big Sugar Sweet, John Warner Class 34: Mr GS Nugget, Slade Shove Champion Yearling Bull: Cajuns Mr 150, Tyleigh Canik Reserve Champion Yearling Bull: Mr Nunez 12/15, Ashton Landreneaux Class 39: Mill Four Runner, Kaleb Styron Champion Senior Bull: Mill Four Runner, Kaleb Styron Grand Champion Braford Base Bull: Mr BR Woodman Manso, Maeleigh Conner Reserve Grand Champion Braford Base Bull: Cajuns Mr 150, Tyleigh Canik

Braford Female Show Results Reserve Grand Champion Braford Base Bull: Cajuns Mr 150, Tyleigh Canik 14 BRAFORD news l Fall 2016

Class 1: AG MT Dory 420P, Madalyn Jennings Class 2: RM 1703 Carmen 6161, Rock Crest Ranch Class 3: HNH Muscles 1054 Babe, Hayden Hyman Champion Heifer Calf: RM 1703 Carmen 6161, Rock Crest Ranch

Reserve Champion Heifer Calf: AG MT Dory 420P, Madalyn Jennings Class 6: WB LG Heirloom 604P, Madalyn Jennings Class 7: DF CM Ms Lalya 53C, Ryan Danos Champion Fall Heifer Calf: WB LG Heirloom 604P, Madalyn Jennings Reserve Champion Fall Heifer Calf: DF CM Ms Lalya 53C, Ryan Danos Class 10: ACC 9076 Ms Exlcusive, Hayden Hyman Class 11: RCM 9182 Gidget 5718, Rock Crest Ranch Class 12: RCM 1764 Hadley 5147, Rock Crest Ranch Class 13: RCM 9182 Millie 5144, Rock Crest Ranch Champion Yearling Heifer: RCM 9182 Gidget 5718, Rock Crest Ranch Reserve Champion Yearling Heifer: RCM 9182 Millie 5144, Rock Crest Ranch Class 16: AG Ms 1024 Speckled, Destiny Doxey Champion Senior Yearling Female: AG Ms 1024 Speckled, Destiny Doxey Reserve Champion Senior Yearling Female: BD 13, Mia Daigle Grand Champion Braford Female: RCM 9182 Gidget 5718, Rock Crest Ranch Reserve Grand Champion Braford Female: WB LG Heirloom 604P, Madalyn Jennings

Braford Bull Show Results

Class 22: LV LG Little Mr. New, Logan Vest Class 23: TS Mr. Gumbo’s Gladiator 61, Kinsley Sibille Class 24: TR Genesis D105P ET, Thunderstorm R Cattle Company Champion Bull Calf: TR Genesis D105P ET, Thunderstorm R Cattle Company Reserve Champion Bull Calf: LV LG Little Mr. New, Logan Vest Class 27: TR MT Dividend C1015, Thunderstorm R Cattle Company Class 28:NPH Muscles 1054 Mr 61, Mason Mhire Champion Fall Bull Calf: TR MT Dividend C1015, Thunderstorm R Cattle Company Reserve Champion Fall Bull Calf: HNH Muscles 1054 Mr, Hayden Hyman Class 32: LEM 1703 Floyd 5001, Lainey McCullough Class 33: RCM 9182 Classified, Rock Crest Ranch Class 34: RCM 9182 Stealth 5139, Rock Crest Ranch Champion Yearling Bull: RCM 9182 Classified, Rock Crest Ranch Reserve Champion Yearling Bull: LEM 1703 Floyd 5001, Lainey McCullough Class 39: RCM 9182 Online, Rock Crest Ranch Champion Senior Bull: RCM 9182 Online, Rock Crest Ranch Reserve Champion Senior Bull: ACC X810 Mr Watts 517, Hannah Doucet Grand Champion Braford Bull: RCM 9182 Classified, Rock Crest Ranch Reserve Grand Champion Braford Bull: TR MT Dividend C1015, Thunderstorm R Cattle Company Produce of Dam: Rock Crest Ranch Get-of-sire: Rock Crest Ranch Best Six Head: Rock Crest Ranch


Show Results

Grand Champion Braford Bull: RCM 9182 Classified, Rock Crest Ranch

Grand Champion Braford Female: RCM 9182 Gidget 5718, Rock Crest Ranch

Reserve Grand Champion Braford Bull: TR MT Dividend C1015, Thunderstorm R Cattle Company

Reserve Grand Champion Braford Female: WB LG Heirloom 604P, Madalyn Jennings

Louisiana State Fair Junior Braford Base Results Judge: Billy Wayne Keys, Madisonville, TX

Braford Base Female Show Class 1: CT MS Teaux, Leah Thibodeaux Class 2: Mrs Welch 102, Shelby Welch Class 3: Miss Lady Gold 75, Ashton Smith Class 4: Miss Shammie, Gauge Labove Class 6: Mrs Nunez 37/15, Jayden Nunez Class 7: Miss FC Mamie, Karlee Nunez Class 8: CT Ms Polled Justice, Wesley Thibodeaux

Class 9: NV Miss Goldie, Will Boudreaux Grand Champion Braford Base Female: CT Ms Polled Justice, Wesley Thibodeaux Reserve Grand Champion Braford Base Female: Miss FC Mamie, Karlee Nunez

Braford Base Bull Show

Class 13: Caleb’s Karu Boy, Caleb Bourgeois Class 14: Mr. Abear 1004, Karlee Nunez Class 15: Mr BR Woodman Manso, Maeleigh Conner

Class 16: Jango, Destiny Doxey Class 18: Mr Nunez 12/15, Ashton Landreneaoux Class 19: Cajuns Mr 150, Tyeligh Canik Class 20: Mr GS Nugget, Slade Shove Grand Champion Braford Base Bull: Mr. Abear 1004, Karlee Nunez Reserve Grand Champion Braford Base Bull: Mr GS Nugget, Slade Shove

Louisiana State Fair Junior Braford Results Judge: Billy Wayne Keys, Madisonville, TX

Braford Female Show

Class 1: AG MT Dory 420P, Madalyn Jennings Class 2: ACC 9020 Ms Extra Rare, Hannah Doucet Class 3: WB LG Heirloom 604P, Madalyn Jennings Class 4: D Ms Red Holly 5625, Emily Deshotel Class 5: DF CM Ms Lalya 53C, Ryan Danos Class 6: ACC 001X Ms 708, Luke Mhire Class 7: SHS Miss Lil Annie, Ashleey Primeaux

Class 8: Mrs Nunez 1/15, Shelby Welch Class 9: AG MS 1024 Speckled, Destiny Doxey Class 10: SHS Mis Lil Annie, Ashlee Primeaux Grand Champion Braford Female: SHS Miss Lil Annie, Ashlee Primeaux Reserve Grand Champion Braford Female: Mrs Annie Nunez 3/15, Shelby Welch

Braford Bull Show

Class 15: Toris Bo Savell’s L, Tori Townson Class 19: DHF Beef Commander, Cody Hanna Class 20: TR DC Rectangle 548, Brynlee Boudreaux Class 22: EJH Mr Bandit, Will Boudreaux Grand Champion Braford Bull: DHF Beef Commander, Cody Hanna Reserve Grand Champion Braford Bull: TR DC Rectangle 548, Brynlee Boudreaux

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Sale Results

Enthusiasm for Brafords Evident in Lake Charles, LA By Mark Cowan, American Marketing Services 58 Coming-Two-Year-Old Braford Bulls grossed $186,900 to average $3,222 95 Registered Braford Heifers from Adams Ranch grossed $144,025 to average $1,516

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ne of the largest crowds of Braford enthusiasts in recent memory was on hand for Advancing the Braford Breed 7, held at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles, Louisiana. Thirty four buyers from eight states took home 153 head of high quality Braford cattle from breeders across the country. The crowd was appreciative of the pounds heavy and easy handling Braford bulls and the uniformity and obvious maternal ability present in the Adams Ranch Braford females. Will Clement, Wray, Georgia, purchased the day’s top-selling bull when he paid $10,200 to own Lot 307, ACC 8125 MR 629 ET, a half blood powerhouse sired by H5 9131 Domino 2185 from Alleman Cattle Company, Rayne, Louisiana. He gained over 5 pounds per day on test and scanned a big REA with an IMF score of 4.4. Jim Harvey, Okeechobee, Florida, won the bid on the day’s second high-selling bull when he paid $6,900 to own Lot 114, TR DC Insight 552, consigned by Thunderstorm R Cattle Co, Nacogdoches, Texas. This power packed son of TR 501 Depth Charge 516 was the sale’s high 16 BRAFORD news l Fall 2016

performing bull, ranking number one for YW, WW and REA EPDs. S5 Farms, Iowa, Louisiana, consigned the third high-selling bull to Advancing the Braford Breed 7. This consignment was Lot 205, S5 CM MR 198, and he was the second-ranked YW EPD bull in the entire offering and scanned over five for IMF. He was purchased by Lloyd Savell, Florien, Louisiana. Lot 217, BR 1201 MR 5060, was the fourth high-selling bull in the sale. Daniel’s Poultry, Magnolia, Mississippi, was the purchaser. They paid $6,000 to own this son of HBR MR 1201, the fourth-ranking Milk EPD bull in the offering. He also gained over 4.2 pounds per day and scanned 4.3 for IMF. He was consigned by Bill Rainer, New Summerfield, Texas, and Union Springs, Alabama. Ryan Marmande, Theriot, Louisiana, topped the registered female portion of the sale when he paid $1,625 each, to own the Lot 3, pen-offive bred heifers calving January through March. All the registered bred heifers were consigned by Adams Ranch, Fort Pierce, Florida.


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Sale Results

Adams Ranch Cattle Sale By Robbie Adams

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dams Ranch held its 38th Annual Cattle Auction on Thursday, November 3, 2016 at the ranch headquarters in Fort Pierce, Florida. The auction this year was dedicated to Alto “Bud” Adams, Jr. The two-day event began with pasture tours and presentations. Ashby Green from Neogen discussed DNA profiles. John Arthington, UF/ IFAS Research Station in Ona, discussed the expanded services and highlights for the center. John turned the floor over to Joao Vendramini as he detailed the importance of forage testing in your cattle operations. On sale day there were approximately 400 people in attendance. A total of 121 animals were auctioned off, which included 44 bulls and 77 bred heifers. The bulls averaged $3,422.00, and the bred heifers averaged $1,705.00 The highest price bull sold for $5,700.00. The St. Lucie County Cattlewomen auctioned off their homemade cakes and pies that raised a total of $3,600.00 for the local Cattlewomen’s Association. They provide promotional and educational events throughout the year and support youth activities focused on agriculture and beef production. Adams Ranch would like to thank all the sponsors and buyers who continue to make the sale a success every year. Founded in 1937, Adams Ranch is a fourth-generation cattle business operating in St. Lucie, Okeechobee and Osceola counties, headquartered in Fort Pierce, Florida. As developers of the Braford breed of cattle, Adams Ranch is today the 15th largest cow-calf ranch in the United States.

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Mike Adams, president of the Adams Ranch Board, welcomes guests to the 38th annual Adams Ranch sale


Ashby Green of Neogen, presents the developments in genomic testing.

During the field day, John Arthington of the University of Florida Research Center in Ona discussed new happenings at the research center.

Buyers from across the United States gathered at Adams Ranch in Fort Pierce for the 38th consecutive Adams Ranch sale.

The 2016 auction was dedicated to Alto “Bud” Adams, Jr.

Braford’s own living legends, Bud Adams (left) and Payne Midyette (right,) both of Florida, catch up after the sale.

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Association News

UBB Board of Directors Elections

Ballots were mailed to the membership in late November for the 2017 UBB Board of Director elections. This year the current threeyear term for the following directors will come to an end. Region 1, Florida: Dr. Jim Harvey. Region 2, Louisiana: Shannon Harrington Region 3, Texas: Larry Stanberry Region 4, All Other States: Paul Harris The nominating committee has put together the following slate of nominees for the 2017 election. Please note that ballots must be returned with a postmark deadline of December 31, 2016. Region 1, Florida: Dr. Jim Harvey Region 2, Louisiana: Bryan Alleman and Corey Doucet Region 3, Texas: Larry Stanberry and Lance Bauer Region 4, All Other States Region: Paul Harris

2017 United Braford Breeders Annual Meeting and National Show in Houston

Members of the United Braford Breeders (UBB) will gather in Houston on March 9 through 12, for the 2017 annual meeting and national show. On Saturday, March 11, the annual membership meeting, which is open to the public, will start at 10 a.m. The UBB Show Heifer and Show Bull of the Year winners will be announced, annual UBB awards will be presented, and the newly elected UBB Directors will be introduced. On Sunday, March 12, the National Braford Show and F1 Female Show will be judged by PJ Budler of Fort Worth, Texas. For those who can’t make the trip to Houston, show results will be available online at www.brafords.org. The Crowne Plaza at Reliant Park will host the United Braford Breeders again this year. To make reservations at the Crowne Plaza, call 713.748.3221 and ask for the UBB rate. Reservations must be made by February 6 for the block rate of $189/night. Tentative 2017 Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Schedule

International Sale of Sales March 11, 2017

The National Braford Show at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is March 12, 2017. United Braford Breeders is holding the International Braford Sale on March 11, 2017 at 7 p.m. Join us for good food, great fun, and even better Braford genetics! 20 BRAFORD news l Fall 2016

Thursday, March 9 7 a.m. Cattle move in 3 p.m. Deadline for cattle and exhibitors to be in place at Airport Boulevard Friday, March 10 10 a.m. UBB Board of Directors meeting, Crowne Plaza at Reliant Park

Saturday, March 11 10 a.m. UBB Annual Membership Meeting, Crowne Plaza at Reliant Park 7 p.m. International Braford Sale, East Arena Sunday, March 12 8 a.m. National Braford Show followed by F-1 Female Show Judge: PJ Budler, Fort Worth, Texas

Herd Inventories and Activity Fees Due January 31

All membership renewals and herd inventories were mailed in early December.

To register Brafords in 2017 members must update their inventories and submit activity fees. Inventories must be received by January 31 for regular fee rates at $8/ cow. Inventories received February 1 through March 31 will be assessed activity fees of $12 per cow. Inventories and activity fees not postmarked by March 31 are subject to reactivation fees of $50/ cow. Activity fees and inventories must be returned to: United Braford Breeders PO Box 14100 Kansas City, MO 64101-4100

New UBB Apparel Available Online

Shop, support and sport Braford! Check out the newest arrivals at www.brafords.org/shop. You will find hats, shirts and much more.


Robert and Carol Mills Trey Abney 15535 C.R. 1123 • Athens, TX 75751 903.489.0869 • 903.489.0837 info@rockcrestranch.com Heifers, Bulls And Semen Available

Danny Boudreaux 337-905-2330 Cell 337-249-9066 3475 Grand Chenier Hwy. Grand Chenier, LA 70643 boudreauxandson@camtel.net

REGISTERED BRAFORDS

Michael Boudreaux Cell 337-303-4167 162 Eugene Rd. Lake Charles, LA 70607 mlbbrafords@yahoo.com

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We would like to thank our UBB Board of Directors, committee chairpersons, committee members and the many, many volunteers and supporters that made the 2016 UBB events possible. We couldn’t do this without you! We’re certain we’ve forgotten someone—please forgive us in advance and know that while we may have missed your name, we still greatly appreciate your time and commitment to the UBB! BOARD OF DIRECTORS: Bill Rainer Chris Herpin Heather Greene Jim Harvey Jim Smith Larry Stanberry Paul Harris Robert Mills Scott McCullough Shannon Harrington Will Moncrief Zach Adams

COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS: Aaron Natali Carol Mills Jim Harvey Perri Hyman Rhea Shields Tommy Shields Toni Meacham Will Moncrief

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