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Thursday, December 20,2007

National Western Stock Show Show Results: Angus, Hereford, Maine-Anjou, Lowline,

by WLJ
Champion Spring Heifer Calf: Gambles Lady 944, SAV Limited Edition 9283, Gamble Angus Ranch, Clinton, TN. Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: Champion Hill Georgia 3958, Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C, Champion Hill Inc., Bidwell, OH. Champion Senior Heifer Calf: Laflins Jilt 3098, B/R BAAR Fast Forward 1193, Laflin Ranch, Olsburg, KS Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: CQS Miss Cheyenne 606A, CA Future Direction 5321, Austin Atkinson, Lawrenceville, GA. Champion Winter Heifer Calf: Champion Hill Georgina 3842, Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C, Champion Hill Inc., Bidwell, OH Reserve Champion Winter Heifer Calf: WAF Belle 4101, LF New Trend 4100, Cherry Knoll Farm Inc., West Grove, PA, and Weaver Angus Farm, Peoria, IL. Champion Intermediate Female: SCC Queen Beyonce 3053, PVF New Horizon 001, Justin Brosey of Hamilton, OH. Reserve Champion Intermediate Female: LaGrand Georgina 3002, Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C, Barker Ranch of Sparks, NV. Champion Junior Female: WCC Frontier Gal 39, B/R New Frontier 095, Wallace Cattle Co., Stotts City, MO. Reserve Champion Junior Female: PHW Queen of Diamonds 303, Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C, Nathan Iager, Fulton, MD. Champion Senior Female: Champion Hill Georgina 3153, Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C, Jennifer Ringwelski of Marengo, IL. Reserve Champion Senior Female: Laflins Primrose 2074, WC Northern Edge 0C04, Laflin Ranch of Olsburg, KS. Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair: Triple J Forever Lady 016, VAR Lucys Boy, Austin Jonh, Schertz, TX. Reserve Grand Champion Cow/Calf Pair: Davis Miss Pride 157, B/R New Design 036, Golden J Farm, Tupelo, MS, Jaysen Manning, New Albany, MS, and Kerry Colbert, Aberdeen, MS. Grand Champion Female: WCC Frontier Gal 39, B/R New Frontier 095, Wallace Cattle Co., Stotts City, MO. Reserve Grand Champion Female: Champion Hill Georgina 3842, Leachman Saugahatchee 3000C, Champion Hill Inc., Bidwell, OH. Champion Spring Bull Calf: EXAR Phenomena 4037, Exar Lutton 1831, Express Ranches of Yukon, OK. Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf: Bushs Full Tilt 921, Millcreek Premium, Bush and Sons, of Britton, SD. Champion Winter Bull Calf: WCC Bang-Up P16, KF Precision 361, Wilson Cattle Company, Cloverdale, IN. Reserve Champion Winter Bull Calf: CW Dakota Gold 164, KG Dakota, Whitestone Krebs, Gordon, NE. Champion Senior Bull Calf: Lynnbrook Dateline 363, Vermilion Dateline 7078, Weaver Angus Farm of Peoria, IL. Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: Bear Mtn Right Stuff 3259, Hyline Right Time 338, Bear Mountain Angus Ranch of Melba, ID. Champion Intermediate Bull:G13 Structure 3127, G 13 Structure, G 13 Angus Ranch of Elida, NM. Reserve Champion Intermediate Bull: Craft-MCM 2382 Tecumseh 355, Champion Hill Tecumseh 2382, MCM Farms, Whitestown, IN. Champion Junior Bull: BT Future Direction 758N, CA Future Direction 5321, Beartooth International, Columbus, MT. Reserve Champion Junior Bull: QLC LaGrand Forum, G 13 Structure, LaGrand Angus Ranch, Freeman, SD. Champion Senior Bull: SAV Last Call 2063, SAF 598 Banco 5175, Champion Hill Inc., Bidwell, OH. Reserve Champion Senior Bull: MLA Forever of 278, SS Traveler 6807 T510, Beartooth International, Columbus, MT. Grand Champion Bull: BT Future Direction 758N, CA Future Direction 5321, Beartooth International, Columbus, MT. Reserve Grand Champion Bull: SAV Last Call 2063, SAF 598 Bando 5175, Champion Hill Inc., Bidwell, OH. Get-of-sire 1st, Champion Hill Inc., Bidwell, OH; 2nd, G 13 Angus Ranch, Elida, NM. Junior get-of-sire 1st, Champion Hill Inc., Bidwell, OH; 2nd, G 13 Angus Ranch, Elida, NM. Breeders six head 1st, Champion Hill Inc., Bidwell, OH; 2nd, G 13 Angus Ranch, Elida, NM Champion Carload Angus Bulls: TC Ranch, Franklin, NE; 2nd, LaGrand Angus Ranch, Freeman, SD. Pen Show Champion Late Pen of Calves After Jan. 1, 2004: Quirk Land & Cattle Co. of Hastings, NE. Reserve Champion Late Pen of Calves After Jan. 1, 2004: Frey Angus Ranch of Granville, ND. Champion Early Pen of Calves After Jan. 1, 2004: Oklahoma State Univ. of Stillwater, OK. Reserve Champion Early Pen of Calved After Jan. 1, 2004: LaGrand Angus Ranch Champion Pen of Three Yearlings Calved Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2003: Gamble Angus Ranch of Clinton, TN. Reserve Champion Pen of Three Yearlings Calved Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2003: Rolling R3 Ranch of Edmond, OK. Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Oklahoma State Univ., Stillwater, OK. Reserve Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Quirk Land & Cattle Co., Hastings, NE. Hereford Horned Champion Spring Heifer Calf: 4L TF MISSGoldilocks 4015, C S Pure Gold 98170, Four-L Herefords of Atwood, TN. Horned Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: RM Miss Dakota 465, MH Dakota 0230, Mrnak Herefords of Bowman, ND. Horned Champion Junior Heifer Calf: C SHE'S GOT GAME ET, C S Pure Gold 98170, Colyer Hereford Inc. of Bruneau, ID. Horned Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf: BR DM Cover Girl 4001, DM BR L1 Domino 146, Barber Ranch of Channing, TX. Horned Champion Fall Heifer Calf: UPS Miss Venus 1ET, Remitall Kootenay 9K, Upstream Ranch of Taylor, NE. Horned Reserve Champion Fall Heifer Calf: BR MS Lansing 3100, BR MSU Lansing 68J, Barber Ranch of Channing, TX. Horned Champion Yearling Heifer: H Yours Truly 361, C S Pure Gold 98170, Brumley Farms of Farmington, CA. Horned Reserve Champion Yearling Heifer: C026 MS Dom 3121, HH Advance 026K 1ET, LaGrand Hereford Ranch. Horned Champion Heifer: H Yours Truly 361, C S Pure Gold 98170, Brumley Farms of Farmington, CA. Horned Reserve Champion Heifer: UPS Miss Venus 1ET, Rimitall Kootenay 9K, Upstream Ranch of Taylor, NE. Horned Champion Spring Bull Calf: KP Real Deal 446, BP Kahlua 38M, C & M Herefords of Nara Visa, NM. Horned Reserve Champion Bull Heifer Calf: PR Commander 4021, HM J424 Admiral H917, Perks Ranch Inc. of Rockford, IL. Horned Champion Junior Bull Calf: KJ BJ Bounty Hunter 741P, KJ 520E Victor 417L, Brady Jensen of Courtland, KS. Horned Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf: C 212 Domino 4006 ET, CL 1 Domino 212M, Colyer Hereford Inc. of Bruneau, ID. Horned Champion Fall Bull Calf: UPS Odyssey 1ET, Remitall Kootenay 9K, Upstream Ranch of Taylor, NE . Horned Reserve Champion Fall Bull Calf: UPS Kootenay 3228 1ET, Remitall Kootenay 9K, Upstream Ranch. Horned Champion Yearling Bull: Game Day 3087, C S Pure Gold 98170, Colyer Hereford Inc. Horned Reserve Champion Yearling Bull: BR Harley 3046 ET, BR Harlely, Barber Ranch of Channing, TX. Horned Champion Senior Bull: UPS Knight 2252, BCD 721G Knight 4K, Upstream Ranch of Taylor, NE. Horned Reserve Champion Senior Bull: B&C L1 Domino 22115, B&C L1 Domino 87754, B&C Cattle Co of Miami, TX. . Horned Grand Champion Bull: C Game Day 3087, C S Pure Gold 98170, Colyer Hereford Inc. Horned Reserve Grand Champion Bull: UPS Odyssey 1ET, Remitall Kootenay 9K, Upstream Ranch. Best six head 1st, Barber Ranch of Channing, TX. Polled Champion Spring Heifer Calf: Star Maiden Nan 208P, GHC Star Moose 59M, Curry Herefords of McAlester, OK. Polled Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: LaGrand Missy 51P ET, Mohican Hunter 57H, LaGrand Hereford Ranch. Polled Champion Junior Heifer Calf: STAR Ginger Gal 511P ET, Remitall Online 122L, Jonathan Blin of Skiatook, OK. Polled Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf: KJ 520 Pure Vickie 750P ET, C S Pure Gold 98170, C+L Hereford Ranch. Polled Champion Fall Heifer Calf: DBLL DCC 60D Abby 3239 ET, RU Duster 60D, Amanda Marks, Waxahachie, TX. Polled Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: UPS MISS Kootenay 3915 1ET, Remitall Kootenay 9K, LaGrand Hereford Ranch. Polled Champion Yearling Heifer: MSU BR Markette 55N, MSU, BR Hallmark 25H, Jason Laudeman of Bremen, IN Polled Reserve Champion Yearling Heifer: DAN 3008 Foxy Gal 2E 1N, RH Mr Felt 3008, LaGrand Hereford Ranch. Polled Champion Cow/Calf pairs: 1st, WSF Victrious Lady 165, LB JR Oak Ridge Spidel, Grandview Plantation of Como, MS. Polled Reserve Champion Cow/Calf: WSF Victrious Lady 165, LB JR Oak Ridge Spidel, Grandview Plantation. Polled Champion Heifer: MSU BR Markette 55N, MSU BR Hallmark 25 H, Jason Laudeman of Bremen, IN. Polled Reserve Grand Champion Heifer: DAN 3008 Foxy Gal 2E 1N, RRH Mr Felt 3008, LaGrand Hereford Ranch. Polled Champion Spring Bull Calf: BR 20X GOLD 4007 ET, C S Pure Gold 98170, Hoffman Herefords. Polled Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf: DM BR Sooner, Remitall Online 122L, Barber Ranch of Channing, TX. Polled Champion Junior Bull Calf: BR Moler ET, Remitall Online 122L, Barber Ranch of Channing, TX. Polled Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf: STAR TRF Independence 26P ET, Star America BNMHPH SS, Star Lake Cattle Co. of Skiatook, OK. Polled Champion Fall Bull Calf: STAR 5L Belmont 313N ET, Star OBF Bogart 5L, Star Lake Cattle Co. of Skiatook, OK. Polled Reserve Champion Fall Bull Calf: UPS Journey 1ET, Remitall Kootenay 9K, Upstream Ranch. Polled Champion Yearling Bull: Star 12 G Palliadan 115N, Haroldson’s Pringle 20X, Star Lake Cattle Co. of Skiatook, OK. Polled Reserve Champion Yearling Bull: DB Hard Drive ET, Remitall Online 122L, Glenn Muller of Davis, SD. Polled Champion Senior Bull: NJW 79F Boulder 36M, RU 20X Boulder 57G, Olsen's Timberline Ranch. Polled Reserve Champion Senior Bull: STAR America BNMHPH SS MKS 68M, RST ROF Star Linedrive, Star Lake Cattle Co. of Skiatook, OK. Polled Champion Bull: BR Moler ET, Remitall Online 122L, Barber Ranch of Channing, TX. Polled Reserve Champion Bull: Star 12 G Palliadan 115N, Haroldson’s Pringle 20X, Star Lake Cattle Co. of Skiatook, OK. Get of sire 1st, Barber Ranch of Channing, TX; 2nd, Wooden Shoe Farms. Polled hereford best of six 1st, Star Lake Cattle Co. of Skiatook, OK; 2nd, Barber Ranch of Channing, TX. Polled premier exhibitor/breeder 1st, Star Lake Cattle Co. of Skiatook, OK. Grand Champion Carload Hereford Bulls: Star Lake Cattle Co. of Skiatook, OK. Reserve Grand Champion Carload Hereford Bulls: Colyer Hereford Inc. of Bruneau, ID. Champion Pen of Three Spring Bulls: Mrnak Herefords of Bowman, ND. Reserve Champion Pen of Three Spring Bulls: Wiese and Sons of Manning, IA. Champion Pen of Three Bulls: LaGrand Hereford Ranch. Reserve Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Sandhill Farms of Haviland, KS. Senior Champion: Davis Herefords of Maple Hill, KS. Reserve Champion: NS Polled Herefords of Mason, OH. Yearling Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Wiese and Sons of Manning, IA. Yearling Reserve Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Douthit Herefords of St Francis, KS. Champion Pen of Three Bulls: LaGrand Hereford Ranch. Reserve Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Mrnak Herefords of Bowman, ND. Maine-Anjou Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Division I: HAA Countess 470P, DMCC Limited Edition 4F, Hartman Cattle Co. of Tecumseh, NE. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Division I: BK Pearl 420P, TNAT Parker, Buck Cattle Co. of Madill, OK. Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Division II: BKDJ Pick Pocket 421P, TNAT Parker, Buck Cattle Co. of Madill, OK. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf - Division II: HAA Countess 457P, BPJV Hotline, Hartman Cattle Co. of Tecumseh, NE. Champion Senior Heifer Calf: RSCC Miss Energizer 88N, NBH Polled Energizer 688, Salton Cattle Co of Ayrshire, IA. Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: BK Never Know 377N, Hall’s Legacy Plus 738G, Buck Cattle Co. of Madill, OK. Champion Summer Heifer: K & A Claire 394 N, FGJ Habanero, K & A Farms of Blakesburg, IA. Reserve Champion Summer Heifer: BK Narley 339, BKDJ landmark 179L, Hawes Cattle Co of Crandall, TX. Champion Cow/Calf Pair: Rocking B Ms Chelsey 81L, Rocking B Final Answer, Rocking B Cattle Co. of Panora, IA Grand Champion Female: MIL Miss Keonna 10N, MIL OSU 01K, Buck Cattle Co. of Madill, OK. Reserve Grand Champion Female: HAA Countess 318N, DCC The Man, Hartman Cattle Co. of Tecumseh, NE. Champion Junior Bull Calf - Division I: BFW Beer For My Horses, Irish Whiskey, Willers Mitten Brand of Stanton, NE. Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf - Division I: K&A PANAMA 98P, Slow Burn, K & A Farms of Blakesburg, IA. Champion Junior Bull Calf - Division II: BK Powerhouse 158P, Hall’s Legacy 738G, Buck Cattle Co. of Madill, OK. Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf - Division I: WCC Slash P34, KGST Fear This, Wilson Cattle Company of Cloverdale, IN. Champion Senior Bull Calf: WCC Prime Cut, KGST Fear THIS, Wilson Cattle Company of Cloverdale, IN. Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: Rocking B Final Drive, Rocking B Final Answer, Rocking B Cattle Co. of Panora, IA. Champion Junior Bull: HAA Stockman 321N, DCC The Man, Hartman Cattle Co. of Tecumseh, NE. Reserve Champion Junior Bull: CKG Priority Plus 2N, Hall’s Legacy Plus 738G, Ventura Farm of Bath, MI. Champion Senior Bull: FJH Power Plus 502M, Hall’s Legacy Plus 738G, Hartman Cattle Co. of Tecumseh, NE. Grand Champion Bull: HAA Stockman 321N, DCC The Man, Hartman Cattle Co. of Tecumseh, NE. Reserve Grand Champion Bull: CKG Priority Plus 2N, Hall’s Legacy Plus 738G, Ventura Farm of Bath, MI. Breeder's group 1st, Hartman Cattle Co. of Tecumseh, NE; 2nd, K & A Farms of Blakesburg, IA. Produce of dam 1st, K & A Farms of Blakesburg, IA; 2nd, Hartman Cattle Co. of Tecumseh, NE. Get of sire 1st, Hartman Cattle Co. of Tecumseh, NE. Best four head 1st, Hartman Cattle Co. of Tecumseh, NE. Champion Mainetainer pen of three heifers: David Mozingo of Stillwater, OK. Reserve Champion Mainetainer pen of three heifers: Redgate Cattle Co of Waynoka, OK. Champion Pen of three heifers: Bob May of Mineral Point, WI. Reserve Champion Pen of three heifers: Buck Cattle Co. of Madill, OK. Champion Mainetainer pen of three bulls: Griswold Cattle Co. of Stillwater, OK Reserve Champion Mainetainer pen of three bulls: Swanson Farms of Peterson, IA Champion Pen of three bulls: DeRouchey Cattle Co. of Pukwana, SD. Reserve Champion Pen of three bulls: Hartman & Associates of Tecumseh, NE. Lowline Champion Percentage Summer Heifer Calf: GNS Stars 'n Stripes 5P, Dori Steckley of Webberville, MI. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf: MLC Daisy D, Mellott Lowline Cattle of Carr, CO. Champion Percentage Junior Heifer Calf: Sally (53), Spur Cattle Co of Grass Range, MT. Reserve Champion Percentage Junior Heifer Calf: GNS Pretty 1P, Dori Steckley of Webberville, MI. Champion Percentage Senior Heifer Calf: EZ Two Bit 364 N, Effertz EZ Ranch of Bismark, ND. Reserve Champion Percentage Senior Heifer Calf: High Plaines Miss, High Plaines Lowline Angus of Strasburg, CO. Intermediate Champion Percentage Heifer: VFIRENE 5N, High Plaines Lowline Angus of Strasburg, CO. Intermediate Reserve Champion Percentage Heifer: EZ Miss Pretty 363 N, Effertz EZ Ranch of Bismark, ND. Champion Junior Yearling Percentage Heifer: EZ Miss Pacific 727N, 2-J Livestock of Casper, WY. Reserve Champion Junior Yearling Percentage Heifer: EZ Miss Magnum 326N, Schmit Farms of Oakes, ND. Grand Champion Percentage Female: EZ Miss Pacific 727N, 2-J Livestock of Casper, WY. Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Female: Sally (53), Spur Cattle Co of Grass Range, MT. Champion Percentage Cow/Calf: Miss Dakota Classic, High Plaines Lowline Angus of Strasburg, CO. Champion Percentage Summer Bull Calf: LTL San Miguel, Lone Tree Lowline Cattle Co. of Loveland, CO. Champion Percentage Junior Bull Calf: RLL Master Plan 4047, Dakota Lowlines of Chamberlain, SD. Reserve Champion Percentage Junior Bull Calf: GNS Roy Rogers 3P, Dori Steckley of Webberville, MI. Grand Champion Bull: RLL Master Plan 4047, Dakota Lowlines of Chamberlain, SD. Reserve Grand Champion Bull: GNS Roy Rogers 3P, Dori Steckley of Webberville, MI. Champion Fullblood Summer Heifer Calf: EZ Maggie 33 P, Effertz EZ Ranch of Bismark, ND. Reserve Champion Fullblood Summer Heifer Calf: Molly D, LCM Farm of Berthoud, CO. Champion Fullblood Junior Heifer Calf: Bar J Nell OK9-4P1, Bar J Ranch of Brooten, MN. Reserve Champion Fullblood Junior Heifer Calf: Twin Oaks Cora 184P, Twin Oaks Cattle Company of Lebanon, TN. Champion Fullblood Senior Heifer Calf: Bar J Nadine 9J32-3N57, Bar J Ranch of Brooten, MN. Reserve Champion Fullblood Senior Heifer Calf: Baar J Nadine 1L14-3N58, Bar J Ranch of Brooten, MN. Intermediate Champion Fullblood Heifer: EZ Lady Luck 51 N, Effertz EZ Ranch of Bismark, ND. Intermediate Reserve Champion Fullblood Heifer: Bar J Nadine 1L14-3N38, Bar J Ranch of Brooten, MN. Junior Yearling Champion Fullblood Heifer: EZ Nicole 24N, Effertz EZ Ranch of Bismark, ND. Junior Yearling Reserve Champion Fullblood Heifer: EZ Miss Vegas 23 N, Schmit Farms of Oakes, ND. Grand Champion Junior Heifer Calf: Bar J Nadine 9J32-3N57, Bar J Ranch of Brooten, MN. Reserve Grand Champion Junior Heifer Calf: EZ Lady Luck 51 N, Effertz EZ Ranch of Bismark, ND. Champion Fullblood Cow/Calf: EZ Sherry 14L, Effertz EZ Ranch of Bismark, ND. Champion Fullblood Summer Bull Calf: BR Prescott 1N, Glenn Benjamin of Simla, CO. Reserve Champion Fullblood Summer Bull Calf: LTL Durango, Lone Tree Lowline Cattle Co. of Loveland, CO. Champion Fullblood Junior Bull Calf: Twin Oaks Tequila 1164P, Twin Oaks Cattle Company of Lebanon, TN. Reserve Champion Fullblood Junior Bull Calf: GNS Reatta 6P, Dori Steckley of Webberville, MI. Champion Fullblood Senior Bull Calf: SC Newt 174N U297, Spur Cattle Co of Grass Range, MT. Intermediate Champion Fullblood Bull: Bar J Don Julio 3N36, Bar J Ranch of Brooten, MN. Intermediate Reserve Champion Fullblood Bull: LLB-Ladd 03A, Dennis Boldt of Lakeville, MN. Junior Yearling Champion Fullblood Bull: Lone Tree Lowline Cattle Co. of Loveland, CO. Grand Champion Fullblood Bull: LTL Dillon, Lone Tree Lowline Cattle Co. of Loveland, CO. Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Bull: Bar J Don Julio 3N36, Bar J Ranch of Brooten, MN. Senior get of sire 1st, Bar J Ranch of Brooten, MN; 2nd, Dakota Lowlines of Chamberlain, SD. Produce of dam 1st, Bar J Ranch of Brooten, MN; 2nd, Twin Oaks Cattle Company of Lebanon, TN. Breeders best 6 head 1st, Bar J Ranch of Brooten, MN; 2nd, Effertz EZ Ranch of Bismark, ND. Braunvieh Champion Junior Heifer Calf: Miss RCB P402, Rock Creek Braunvieh of Fairbury, NE. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf: Queen Lady, Brink Livestock of Lawrence, KS. Champion Senior Heifer Calf: Miss LLB N52, Willard FFA of Willard, MO. Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: Miss LLB N72, Willard FFA. Champion Intermediate Heifer Calf: LLB Miss Mary Jane, Willard FFA. Reserve Intermediate Spring Heifer Calf: Miss SD N468, Brink Livestock of Lawrence, KS. Grand Champion Heifer: Miss LLB N52, Willard FFA. Reserve Grand Champion Heifer: Miss RCB P402, Rock Creek Braunvieh of Fairbury, NE. Champion Junior Bull Calf: JMCB Precisions Errik, Brink Livestock of Lawrence, KS. Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf: BLC Dark Vader P820, Brink Livestock of Lawrence, KS. Champion Senior Bull Calf: Mr. RCB N331, Rock Creek Braunvieh of Fairbury, NE. Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: Mr. LLB N05, Willard FFA of Willard, MO. Champion Spring Heifer Calf: PFI Home Boy N325, Pella Farms Inc. of Adams, NE. Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: DIA N Diamond 70N, Diamond N Braunvieh of Hastings, NE. Grand Champion Bull: JMCB Precisions Errik, Brink Livestock of Lawrence, KS. Reserve Grand Champion Bull: Mr. RCB N331, Rock Creek Braunvieh of Fairbury, NE.

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Thursday, December 20,2007

Boxed beef slide nears bottom

by WLJ
February 5, 2007 Trading was slow last Thursday in Nebraska and Iowa with light demand from packing companies. Trading was inactive in the remainder of cattle feeding country last week although analysts were calling for a good chance at steady to slightly higher money when trade developed. The last established market prices for fed cattle were mostly $87 live basis in the south and in the north, live sales traded at $85.50-86 and dressed sales at $137 to $138 the week prior. Some of the optimism last week was the result of boxed beef prices finally reaching what was widely believed to be the bottom of a multi-week $12 slide. Prices last Thursday on the Choice product were in the area of $142, which is the level of long-term resistance that traders believed would put an end to the slump. Additionally, we are near the point where boxed beef prices turn seasonally higher until May. In Thursday trade, boxed beef was down $1.06, to $142.56. The Select cutout traded 2 cents lower to $134.72. For the week, slaughter numbers were relatively consistent for this time of year. Last Thursday, packers harvested an estimated 120,000 head, 5,000 fewer than a week ago and 1,000 more than the same date last year. For the week-to-date tally, there were 494,000 head slaughtered compared with 485,000 the previous week and the same number for the week in 2006. The industry was anticipating a total week harvest of 634,000 head, including last Saturday’s work. The cattle on feed numbers released on Jan. 26 did little to move the market despite their neutral to negative tone. Placements were slightly higher than anticipated, according to Utah State University Agricultural Economist Dillon Feuz. “There were 11,974,000 head of cattle on feed on January 1. That is the largest January 1 inventory since this data series has been kept and was 1 percent higher than 2006. Steer calves on feed were unchanged from a year ago, while heifer calves were up 4 percent and cows and bulls were up 11 percent,” Feuz said. “Those are not the numbers one would expect when the nation’s cow herd is expanding, so I suspect that the drought has derailed many expansion plans.” The next USDA report with a market impact is the January 1 cattle inventory report due out February 2. When those numbers are released, it will provide a better picture as to how the past year’s drought, high corn and hay prices, and the winter have influenced herd building decisions. The pre-report estimates for the semiannual cattle inventory report the number of “All Cattle & Calves” at 100.3 percent of the prior year and the 2006 calf crop was estimated at 100.4 percent of year ago numbers, meaning little, if any, herd growth is expected. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) last week, live cattle issues drifted mostly sideways on light volume and an absence of cash feedlot trade. In Thursday’s session, live cattle contracts were lower across the board, with the exception of the back end contracts of April and June 2008, which were both just five points higher at the close of the session. Nearby February 2007 closed 40 points lower at $89.82 and April dropped 27 points, ending at $92.90. Meanwhile, June issues were lower by 20 points and August contracts fell 10 points, closing the day at $87.90. Feeder cattle Despite early week rallies in the CME feeder cattle market, they were unable to continue gains despite weakness in the corn market last Thursday. The first three days of the week saw gains in feeders fueled by lower corn futures and reports of buying interest in big feedlots, according to Virginia Tech Commodities Marketing Agent Mike Roberts. “New fund buying was triggered on the rally in feeders amid other technical support signs. Also, changes in the way that the feeder cattle index is now calculated include higher priced calves lifting the index,” he said. By last Wednesday, the CME cash feeder cattle index stood at $94.10, a decline of 69 cents from the previous Wednesday. On the CME, feeder cattle contracts last Thursday were mostly lower. March issues were down 107 points to $94.77, while April fell 100 points to $96.95. September was down just 10 points to $99.30 and October was unchanged at $99.70. Roberts advised those holding calves to keep them around for awhile longer. “Cash sellers are still encouraged to put a few more pounds on those feeder calves in order to take advantage of these prices. Hedgers may be wise to consider protecting a portion of first quarter ’07 and second quarter ’07 marketings. Corn users should look for more pricing opportunities in near-term corn inputs now,” he said. The weather is still playing a role in most of the Plains states, particularly the central and southern areas. Feedlots are still caked with mud and ice, as are cattle, which is increasing stress and lowering efficiency. Under those conditions, the renewed interest in filling empty pen space was a little unusual, particularly in the midst of predictions of colder temperatures in the days ahead. Perhaps the falling corn prices, allowing purchases below $4 a bushel on Thursday, was enough to spur some buying interest last week. Meanwhile, in cash auction market trade, cattle in Abilene, TX, were sharply higher last week. Feeder steers and heifers were called $2-4 higher and available yearlings were $2-5 higher on moderate trade and good demand. Many other Texas markets are still seeing light receipts as a result of poor travel conditions and many markets did not report trends because of two straight weeks of sale cancellations. In Roswell, NM, compared to two weeks prior, feeder steers under 600 lbs. were $4-6 higher, while those over 600 lbs. were reportedly $1-2 higher. Heifers under 600 lbs. sold steady to $1 higher. No comparison was available for heifers over 600 lbs. A much improved run of cattle in Oklahoma City, OK, last week brought prices which were $3-6 lower than the last full market test on Jan. 10, but compared to the prior week’s lightly tested market, feeder cattle were steady to $1 higher at midsession, but closed the day steady to $1 lower. Demand was called moderate to good for all classes through mid-afternoon, but declined to moderate, at best, later as orders were filled. Market reports said quality ran the full range from plain to attractive. Early in the day's sale, many thin and gaunt calves and light yearlings showed the effects of winter stress, however, later offerings included many heaver offerings which looked grain fed. This extra flesh and weight wasn’t discounted very much as the high cost of gain encouraged feedlots to buy these kinds. It was reported that many of the day’s receipts were yearling cattle coming off wheat. Farther to the north in the high Plains region, there are reports of abnormally dry conditions which could create problems for producers if conditions continue. Much of this winter’s precipitation has remained to the south and northern tier states are reporting a lack of snow cover, which could damage wheat crops and lead to some sales of cattle. The U.S. Drought Monitor shows dry conditions across Wyoming and into Montana and the Dakotas where producers dealt with dry conditions for much of last year. In Bassett, NE, last week, compared to the prior week, feeder steers and heifers trended steady to $2 higher. Cattle quality was called good, with most consignments in buyer friendly condition. Demand was called moderate to good. Farther north, in Aberdeen, SD, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $1 higher, with some instances of as much as $2 higher. On the West Coast, dry conditions are also impacting producers. Spring grass has yet to develop in many areas and cattle producers could start to feel the pinch at local auction markets if rain doesn’t develop soon to improve grazing conditions. In Madera, CA, last week, stocker and feeder cattle sold steady with the previous week. Steers in the 500 lb. class sold in a range of $92-100 and six-weights sold for prices from $86 to $94.50. Sales of five-weight heifers were in the range of $85 to $94, and six-weights brought $83-91.

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Thursday, December 20,2007

Wyoming Stock Growers announces $3,000 scholarship

by WLJ
February 5, 2007   H.M. Small Scholarship honors pioneering Wheatland rancher. The Wyoming Stock Growers Association (WSGA) will award the H.M. Small Scholarship from the bequest made in memory of a pioneering rancher who had only a third-grade education. This is the seventh and final year of this scholarship. The H.M. Small Scholarship will award the final $3,000 to a University of Wyoming sophomore, junior or senior majoring in an agriculture-related subject and maintaining a grade point average of at least 3.5. To be eligible for the award, applicants must also write an essay of no more than 500 words on the importance of ranching in the history and development of Wyoming. In addition, applicants must demonstrate financial need. The scholarship is named after Herbert Milton Small, a self-taught and highly respected Wheatland, WY, rancher who founded the Springfield Ranch in 1902. A century later, the ranch continues to be run by family members. Helen Small Prescott White, H.M. Small’s only daughter, who died March 4, 2000, in St. Petersburg, FL, endowed the scholarship. White, a Wheatland native, was a certified speech pathologist for 30 years. After her retirement, she embarked on a significant volunteer career, being appointed a Guardian Advocate for the mentally ill by the governor of Florida, and winning a key to the city of St. Petersburg. In acknowledging this final bequest from the family of Helen White, WSGA President Lois Herbst stated, “I am pleased to offer this final significant contribution on behalf of the Wyoming Stock Growers Association and its over 1,000 members who share the dedication of H.M. Small to the ranching industry. We are grateful to Helen White and her family for their exemplary generosity.” The scholarship will be awarded during the WSGA annual meeting to be held in Riverton, WY, from May 31 through June 2, 2007. Those wishing to apply for the H.M. Small Scholarship must meet the following qualifications: Sophomore, junior or senior at the University of Wyoming; Majoring in an agriculture-related subject; Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher; Demonstrate financial need; Include a compelling essay of 500 words or less on the importance of ranching to the history and development of the state of Wyoming; Provide a copy of their college transcript and a resume indicating activities, honors, and leadership experience; Submit a financial statement showing source and amount of income, including support provided by family members; Attach a response to the following questions: What have you gained (or are expecting to gain) from your college experience? How do your post college plans involve agriculture? What characteristics distinguish you as a deserving individual of this scholarship? For an application, please contact Vera at the WSGA office by phone 307/638-3942 or e-mail vera@wysga.org. Completed applications must be returned to the WSGA office no later than April 1, 2007. The WSGA Scholarship Program supports Wyoming youth in the pursuit of higher education while enhancing their appreciation of the Wyoming cattle industry.

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Thursday, December 20,2007

Charolais

by WLJ
OW Lilly 4177, DS Alil showcup pld, Oakwater Ranch of Mansfield, MO. Reserve Champion Junior Female Calf: Thomas Ms Kyra 4541P, Thomas Oahe Wind 0772ET P, Thomas Ranch of Harrold, SD. Champion Senior Female Calf: DR Roxy 613, LHD Cougar L105, Natalie Reis of Gridley, CA. Reserve Champion Senior Female Calf: DR Alexis 873 ET, Baldridge Cadillac 73E, Nicole Reis of Gridley, CA. Champion Intermediate Female: PC Ms Lucky Lady P306 Pld, RA Big Cat 9017 pld, Patman Ranch of Waxahatchie, TX. Reserve Champion Intermediate Female: BBRCR Fancys Trademark 300P, CJC Trademark H45, Danni Lunsford, Garrison, TX. Champion Junior Female: EC Miss Million, SCC Millennium J002 P ET, Kendal Bauman of Carpenter, WY. Reserve Champion Junior Female: D&D Ms Caroline Kennedy, LT Wyoming Wind 4020 pld, Doub Charolais of Danville, IN. Champion Senior Female: B/T Ms Absolut N308 ET, Hoodoo Absolut 9047, Bauman Show Cattle of Cheyenne, WY. Reserve Champion Senior Female: Big Creek Mae West P, PF Mirage 9066 P, Augusta Marston of Canton, KS. Champion Cow/Calf: Thomas Swisser Sweet 1764L, LHD Cigar E46, Thomas Ranch of Harrold, SD. Reserve Champion Cow/Calf: RLL Goin' Places, Riverdale WCR Sir Fa Mac 2244, Land & Livestock of Sunset Hills, MO. Grand Champion Female: Thomas Swisser Sweet 1764L, LHD Cigar E46, Thomas Ranch of Harrold, SD. Reserve Grand Champion Female: RLL Goin' Places 1329PET, WCR Sir Fa Mac 2244, Riverdale Land & Livestock. Champion Junior Bull Calf: Thomas Mr. Oahe 4770P, Thomas Oahe Wind 0772ET P, Thomas Ranch of Harrold, SD. Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf: KASS Magnumforce P061 pld, Sparrows Madrid 7M, Bauman Show Cattle of Cheyenne, WY. Champion Senior Bull Calf: NWMSU Wind Power 398 Pld, NWMSU Wind 179, Northwest Missouri State Univ of Maryville, MO. Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: KC-ORR Nip/Tuck 3000 ET, LT Polled Value 9089, Morris Orr of Albertville, AL. Champion Intermediate Bull: BCC WY Not 3088 p/s, LT Wyoming Wind 4020 pld, J & S Cattle Service of Koshkonong, MO. Reserve Champion Intermediate Bull: GWM Keynote 340, Riverwood Keyston 1070, Marti Charolais of Cleburne, TX. Champion Junior Bull: NF Mars 3006 pld, NF Bud-Bond 9924 pld, Nord Farm Charolais of Bloomington, IL. Reserve Champion Junior Bull: BC Mr. Sly 436, VE Big Sky Sly, Bianchi Charolais of Gilroy, CA. Champion Senior Bull: Thomas Redneck 2609M, Thomas Oahe Wind 0772ET P, Polzin Zehnder Cattle of Stanchfield, MN. Reserve Champion Senior Bull: GWM Magic 297, GWM Miller 919, Marti Charolais of Cleburne, TX. Grand Champion Bull: Thomas Redneck 2609M, Thomas Oahe Wind 0772ET P, Polzin Zehnder Cattle of Stanchfield, MN. Reserve Grand Bull: NF Mars 3006 pld, NF Bud-Bond 9924 pld, Nord Farm Charolais of Bloomington, IL. Produce-of-dam: 1st, Thomas Ranch of Harrold, SD; 2nd, Riverdale Land & Livestock of Sunset Hills, MO. Junior get-of-sire: 1st, Thomas Ranch of Harrold, SD; 2nd, Swegle Creek Farm of London Mills, IL. Get-of-sire: Thomas Ranch of Harrold, SD Champion pen of heifers: Wooden Cross Cattle Co. of Hillsboro, KS. Reserve Champion pen of heifers: Cobb Charolais Ranch, Inc. of Augusta, MT. Champion Pen of five bulls: Thomas Ranch of Harrold, SD. Reserve Champion Pen of five bulls: Cardinal Charolais of Hillrose, CO. Champion Pen of three bulls: Polzin Zehnder Cattle of Stanchfield, MN. Reserve Champion Pen of three bulls: Cardinal Charolais of Hillrose, CO. Red Angus Champion Heifer Calf: Meado-West Peek-A-Boo, Meado-West Jazz, Solution Genetics of Cushing, IA. Reserve Champion Heifer Calf: Fraser Rebellos Katarina 961, Meyer IMP ROB 092F, Fraser Ranch of Corning, CA. Champion Intermediate Heifer: LCC Bloxy NA590, LCC Tassel Executive61J, Sandpoint Cattle Co. of Lodgepole, NE. Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer: Ms 122 Chateau of 4L 302N, 4L Mr Chateau R122, Von Forell Herefords of Wheatland, WY. Champion Junior Heifer: JLG FR Pebbles 329, Lchmn Grandcanyon 1244G, Haycow of Lincoln, CA. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer: LCC Larkaba NA442, Stalburn Kindle10K, Peacock Angus Ranch of Covington, TX. Champion Senior Female: Ms Advancer of 4LRM5, Perks Advancer 9088, Von Forell Herefords of Wheatland, WY. Grand Champion Female: LCC Bloxy NA590, LCC Tassel Executive61J. Reserve Grand Champion Female: Meado-West Peek-A-Boo, Meado-West Jazz. Champion Bull Calf: 4L Advance Vision R15P, Super Vision R2292, Von Forell Herefords of Wheatland, WY. Reserve Champion Bull Calf: Perks GTO 406R, UBAR Grand Prix 102, Perks Ranch Inc. of Rockford, IL. Champion Intermediate Bull: Nutt N Butt Red, TPIE Lakota II 1086, Solution Genetics of Cushing, IA. Reserve Champion Intermediate Bull: PAR Dude A384N, PAR-LCC New Era 1757K, Peacock Angus Ranch of Covington, TX. Champion Junior Bull: 4L 323 Continuance R59N, VDAR Rambo 323, Von Forell Herefords of Wheatland, WY. Reserve Champion Junior Bull: Perks Chateau 309R, Glacier Chateau 744, Perks Ranch Inc. of Rockford, IL. Champion Senior Bull: RRF Robin 3M, Lchmn Grandcanyon 1244G, Red Robin Farm of Harrison, AR. Reserve Champion Senior Bull: 4L Super Vision R2292, Glacier Chateau 744. Grand Champion Bull: 4L Advance Vision R15P, 4L Super Vision R2292, Von Forell Herefords. Reserve Grand Champion Bull: 4L 323 Continuance R59N, VDAR Rambo 323, Von Forell Herefords. Produce-of-dam: 1st, Fraser Ranch of Corning, CA. Grand Champion pen of three females: Frey Angus Ranch of Granville, ND. Reserve Grand Champion pen of three females: N Bar Cattle Co of Russell Springs, KS. Grand Champion pen of three bulls: Pieper Red Angus of Hay Springs, NE. Reserve Grand Champion pen of three bulls: Frey Angus Ranch of Granville, ND. Simmental Champion Spring Heifer Calf: JF Ebony's Joy 4131 P, CNS Dream On L186, Grindstone Creek Farms LLC of Storgeon, MO. Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: Triple C Any Time P3336, CCR Ameritrade 155J, Triple C Farm of Maple Plain, MN. Champion Winter Heifer Calf: CNS Antoinette P411, Nichols Legacy G151, Schick Cattle Co. of Clinton, IL. Reserve Champion Winter Heifer Calf: Circle T Antoinette's Edge, CNS Dream On L186, Circle T Simmental of Beechgrove, TN. Champion Fall Heifer Calf: HPF Queens Lucy N092, HPF Mr Bottomline 808K, Bo Bramlet of Harrisburg, IL. Reserve Champion Fall Heifer Calf: Drake In Tune, Meyers Bonus, Savannah Drake of Centerville, IA. Champion Junior Heifer: Drake Bahama Mama, G&L Avalanche 149F, Drake Simmental of Centerville, IA. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer: CMSC Designed Toshine N72, ET Jokers Wild, Charlie Myerscough of Seymour, IL. Champion Senior Heifer: SVF NJC Expectation N206, STF Mr Momentum H508, Amber Creek of Auburn, KY. Reserve Champion Senior Heifer: Zeis Miss Ace N13, BCS Aces High J107, Katie Ann Myers of West Lafayette, IN. Grand Champion Heifer: SVF NJC Expectation N206, STF Mr Momentum H508, Amber Creek. Reserve Grand Champion Heifer: Zeis Miss Ace N13, BCS Aces High J107, Katie Ann Myers. Champion Cow/Calf Pair: Kenco/MF Glamour's Angel, TCF/RCC Temptation GJ640, Whispering Hills Cattle Co. of Bordwell, TX. Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair: Bar CK Lacey 925M, Bar CK Simmental of Culver, OR. Champion Junior Bull Calf: SHS Enticer P1B, TCF/RCC Temptation GJ640, Sleepy Hallow Simmentals of Mason City, IL. Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf: Louken Next Level 28P, SAC Mr. MT 73G, Double S Simmental of Fountain Run, KY. Champion Senior Bull Calf: GWS Ebonys Trademark 6, WLE Power Stroke, Hearthstone Farms of Urbana, OH. Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: JDJ Charisma 20P, CNS Dream On L186, JDJ Ranch of Evart, MI. Champion Junior Bull: RHS Mack Attack, Klein Kattle Ko. of Bailey, MI. Reserve Champion Junior Bull: Triple C Positive Power N785, HC Power Drive 88H, Lee Simmental Farms of Columbia, MO. Champion Senior Bull: KSU Venom 101M, WLE Power Stroke, Sanders Ranch of Louisburg, KS. Reserve Champion Senior Bull: RTG Ankonian Red Enhancer, STF Too Red G64, Ankony Land, Inc. of Clarksville, GA. Grand Champion Bull: KSU Venom 101M, WLE Power Stroke, Sanders Ranch. Reserve Grand Champion Bull: GWS Ebonys Trademark 6, KSU Venom 101M, WLE Power Stroke, Hearthstone Farms of Urbana, OH Champion Purebred pen of five: Grass-Lunning Simmentals of LeRoy, MN. Reserve Champion Purebred pen of five: JDJ Ranch of Evart, MI. Champion Purebred pen of three: Hale Ranch of Perryton, TX. Reserve Champion Purebred pen of three: Grindstone Creek Farms LLC of Storgeon, MO. Champion Percentage pen of three: J & C Simmentals of Arlington, NE. Reserve Champion Percentage pen of three: Deiter Brothers of Faulkton, SD. Power Bull from pen of three: 1st, Redalen Cattle Company of Fountain, MN; 2nd, J & C Simmentals of Arlington, NE. Salers Champion Spring Heifer Calf: NCS Lady Cracker 2P, JCGC Cracker 203L, Bittersweet West of Hiawatha, KS. Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: 3D Pandora, GGT P Blk Design 51D, 3D Cattle Company of Marlow, OK. Champion Junior Heifer Calf: 3D Aphrodite, Stormey Duncan Marlow OK, 3D Cattle Company of Marlow, OK. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf: JGK Blk Pld Nicole, M Travis Brown Sedalia MO, TL Custom Fitting of Osage City, KS. Champion Senior Heifer Calf: TDH Nina, Jeremy Dyer Rising Fawn GA, Jeremy Dyer of Rising Fawn, GA. Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: JCGC Pld Shebang 357N, JCGC Pld Bullet 219M, Colmore Farms of Rising Fawn, GA. Champion Junior Heifer: HUBB PLD Natasha 313N, HUBB Pld Dakota 41K, Dalroy Farms of Miami, OK. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer: KKCC Three-Dee 333N, Sara Ackman Grove City MN, Sara Ackman of Grove City, MN. Champion Senior Heifer: TDH Nina, D55 Blk Metal 9101J, D 55 Blk Metal 9101J, Jeremy Dyer of Rising Fawn, GA. Reserve Champion Senior Heifer: JCGC Pld Shebang 357N, JCGC Pld Bullet 219M, Colmore Farms of Rising Fawn, GA. Grand Champion Female: JGK Miss Camille, AP Polled Genesis XZ64F, TL Custom Fitting of Osage City, KS. Reserve Grand Champion Female: HUBB PLD Natasha 313N, HUBB Pld Dakota 41K, Dalroy Farms of Miami, OK Champion Spring Bull Calf: JGK Blk Banner, AP Polled Genesis XZ64F, Krehbiel Salers of Scott City, KS. Reserve Champion Spring Bull Calf: GGT P Blk Marksman 343P, AP Polled Genesis XZ64F, G G & T Cattle Co of Quinter, KS. Champion Junior Bull Calf: JGK Flat Iron 502P, JGK Blk Banner, AP Polled Genesis XZ64F, Krehbiel Salers of Scott City, KS. Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf: OH Mr. Red Power, JGK Blk Banner, AP Polled Genesis XZ64F, Krehbiel Salers of Scott City, KS. Champion Junior Bull: GGT P Gold Label 135N, GGT P Blk Escalade 135L, G G & T Cattle Co. of Quinter, KS. Reserve Champion Junior Bull: GGT P Blk Predator 223N, GGT P Blk Escalade 135L, G G & T Cattle Co. Grand Champion Bull: GGT P Gold Label 135N, GGT P Blk Escalade 135L, G G & T Cattle Co. Reserve Grand Champion Bull: GGT P Blk Predator 223N, GGT P Blk Escalade 135L, G G & T Cattle Co of Quinter, KS. Champion pen of three bulls: GG&T Land and Cattle Co. of Quinter, KS. Reserve Champion pen of three bulls: GG&T Land and Cattle Co. of Quinter, KS. Champion Optimizer pen of three bulls: MacDonald Ranches of Bismarck, ND. Reserve Champion Optimizer pen of three bulls: Twin Valley West Salers of Diller, NE. Shorthorn Champion Spring Heifer Calf: CF WHR Una Mary 4100 TP x ET, CF Trump X, Cates Farms of Modoc, IN. Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: GF Poppin Lady TO 413, CF Trump X, Rhonda Gottschalk of Greencastle, IN. Champion Junior Heifer Calf: CF Myrtle Bo 46 TPX ET, CF Trump X, Sullivan Farms of Dunap, IA. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf: GF 6P Fool 422 TPX, CF Trump X, Raymond Sproul of McLouth, KS. Champion Senior Heifer Calf: ROVS Anndelle Goose W100, CF Fortune ET, Red Oak Valley Shorthorns of Waxahachie, TX. Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: K-Kim Kiana 272N, JM Vortec ET, Amanda Gipe of Merced, CA. Champion Junior Female: RF Hearbreaker, X Ray Vision ET, Sullivan Farms of Dunap, IA. Reserve Champion Junior Female: WHR Deliliah 3301, CF Trump X, Laci Lehman of Tioga, TX. Champion Senior Female: AF SL Maggies Mirage 301ET, CF Trump X, Sullivan Farms of Dunlap, IA. Reserve Champion Senior Female: WHR Cecilia 3201, WHR Sonny 8114 ET, Shelby McCarty of Weatherford, TX. Grand Champion Female: AF SL Maggies Mirage 301ET, CF Trump X, Sullivan Farms of Dunlap, IA. Reserve Grand Champion Female: CF Myrtle Bo 46 TPX ET, CF Trump X, Sullivan Farms of Dunap, IA. Champion Spring Bull Calf: DPH Contender SP2104 ETX, Studers Pretender 96th, Rexlaine Farms of Linden, IN. Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: K-Kim Freedom 100P, JM Vortec ET, K-Kim Cattle Co of Pickiell, NE. Champion Junior Bull Calf: SS Pure Pride 407, WHR Sonny 8114 ET, Schrag Shorthorn Farms of Marion, SD. Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf: ML War Eagle 041, RB Eagle 239th, Tammy Gottschalk of Greencastle, IN. Champion Senior Bull Calf: Milestone WM Bull Durham, CCS Equity= s Charmer ET, Cates Farms of Modoc, IN. Reserve Champion Spring Heifer Calf: K-Kim Congress 289N ET, JM Vortec ET, K-Kim Cattle Co of Pickiell, NE. Champion Junior Bull: MFS Killarney N24M ET, CF Trump X, Allison Meyer of Greenburg, IN. Reserve Champion Junior Bull: K-Kim Callihan 120N ET, JM Vortec ET, RL Cattle Co of Bell City, LA. Grand Champion Bull: Rexlaine Bold Marc N55, Shadybrook Royal Marc 32H, Rexlaine Farms of Linden, IN. Reserve Champion Bull: SS Pure Pride 407, WHR Sonny 8114 ET, Schrag Shorthorn Farms of Marion, SD. Get of sire 1st, Cates Farms of Modoc, IN; 2nd, Katherine Smith of Prineville, OR. Champion Pen of five bulls: Bakenhus Shorthorns of Columbus, NE. Reserve Champion Pen of five bulls: JR Ranch of Othello, WA. Champion Pen of three bulls: Bakenhus Shorthorns of Columbus, NE. Reserve Champion Pen of three bulls: D & D Shorthorns of McDonald, KS. Champion pen of appendix bulls: Shirley Shorthorns of Edson, KS. South Devon Champion Heifer Calf: DLCC Princess Mia 78P, DLCC Polled Pro 111H, DarLynn Cattle Company of Pierz, MN. Reserve Champion Heifer Calf: MJB Noel 4650P, Cimarron Desperado 145L, MJB South Devons of Lodge Grass, MT. Champion Senior Heifer Calf: Spit 'N Image, HS TRM M80, Three Cedars Farm of Denison, KS. Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: DLCC Bon Bon, DLCC Black Enuf 127J, 16ON, DarLynn Cattle Company of Pierz, MN. Champion Summer Heifer: DLCC Keysha, Leachman Prime Time 9859G, KNN South Devons of Bay City, WI. Reserve Champion Summer Heifer: DLCC Ms Biscuit 150M, DLCC Black Enuf 127J, DarLynn Cattle Company of Pierz, MN. Champion Junior Heifer: TRM HS SBCC Double Image, DLCC Black Enuf 127J, Three Cedars Farm of Denison, KS. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer: MJB Nikki 3657N, Cimarron Midnight 098K, Cimarron Superior 219, Curtis Doubet of Parker, CO. Grand Champion Female: TRM HS SBCC Double Image, DLCC Black Enuf 127J, Three Cedars Farm of Denison, KS. Reserve Grand Champion Female: FJ Lady Bug 12L, Prairie Fieldmaster, DarLynn Cattle Company of Pierz, MN. Champion Bull Calf: DLCC Protégé 19P, DLCC Polled Pro 111H, DarLynn Cattle Company of Pierz, MN. Reserve Champion Bull Calf: HB Prince of the Rockies, Mr Sampson 861H, Burgess Ranches of Eckert, CO. Champion Senior Bull Calf: BC Prime Cut 15N, MJB South Devons of Lodge Grass, MT. Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: SBCC Mucho Mas 3164, MJB Midnight Rider R208L, Showboat Cattle Company of Winchester, KS. Champion Summer Bull: Hill Crest Night Rider, RSC Glacier 108, Hill Crest South Devon of Grinnell, IA. Champion Junior Bull Tentative: HB Pride of the Rockies, Mr Sampson 861H, Showboat Cattle Company of Winchester, KS. Champion Senior Bull: DLCC Sure Enuf, DLCC Black Enuf 127J, DarLynn Cattle Company of Pierz, MN. Reserve Champion Senior Bull: JP Magic 94NM, FJ Just the One 20F, Three Cedars Farm of Denison, KS. Grand Champion Bull Tentative: DLCC Sure Enuf, DLCC Black Enuf 127J, DarLynn Cattle Company of Pierz, MN. Reserve Grand Champion Bull Tentative: HB Pride of the Rockies, Mr Sampson 861H, Showboat Cattle Company of Winchester, KS. Junior get-of-sire Tentative 1st, DarLynn Cattle Company of Pierz, MN; 2nd, Three Cedars Farm of Denison, KS Get-of-sire Tentative 1st, DarLynn Cattle Company of Pierz, MN; 2nd, Showboat Cattle Company of Winchester, KS. Group of five head - both sexes to be represented. Tentative 1st, DarLynn Cattle Company of Pierz, MN; 2nd, Three Cedars Farm of Denison, KS. *Tarentaise Champion Heifer Calf: Keyhole Paquita P472, E Wayne Colette of Brighton, CO. Reserve Champion Heifer Calf: PRT 102 Paris Titan, Paradise Ridge Tarentaise of Elkhorn, NE. Champion Junior Female: PRT 52 Phoenix, Paradise Ridge Tarentaise of Elkhorn, NE. Reserve Champion Junior Female: Keyhole Placida P426, E Wayne Colette of Brighton, CO. Champion Senior Bred Heifer Calf: MCM 1 N Natalie, MCM Tarentaise of Union, OR. Reserve Champion Senior Bred Heifer Calf: MCM 21N Noelle, MCM Tarentaise of Union, OR. Grand Champion Female: MCM 1 N Natalie, MCM Tarentaise of Union, OR. Reserve Grand Champion Female: Keyhole Paquita P472, E Wayne Colette of Brighton, CO. Champion Bull Calf: MCM 5P Patton, MCM Tarentaise of Union, OR. Reserve Champion Bull Calf: TRF Prospector, Tulip Ridge Farm of Mt. Solon, VA. Champion Junior Bull: PaParazzi, Fuller Rock Tarentaise of Mt. Solon, VA. Reserve Champion Junior Bull: PRT Hat's Pioneer, Paradise Ridge Tarentaise of Elkhorn, NE. Champion Two-Year-Old Bull: Keyhole Napolean N393, E Wayne Colette of Brighton, CO. Reserve Champion Two-Year-Old Bull: MCM 11 N Nelson, MCM Tarentaise of Union, OR. Champion Aged Senior Bull: Burnett Lazer 332, E Wayne Colette. Grand Champion Bull: Burnett Lazer 332, E Wayne Colette. Reserve Grand Champion Bull: Keyhole Napolean N393, E Wayne Colette. Produce of dam (2 offspring of any age): MCM Tarentaise of Union, OR. Get of sire: 1st, MCM Tarentaise of Union, OR; 2nd, E Wayne Colette. Herd group: four (4) animals representing both sexes: 1st, MCM Tarentaise of Union, OR; 2nd, Paradise Ridge Tarentaise of Elkhorn, NE. *Galloway Grand Champion Female: Loise One, LeRoy Kindler of Newell, SD. Reserve Grand Champion Female: Suncrest Night Star, Suncrest Farm of Macks Creek, MO. Grand Champion Bull: HA Atomic, DD Ranch of Fort Lupton, CO. Reserve Grand Champion Bull: Suncrest Newstart, Suncrest Farm of Macks Creek, MO. Pair of bulls:1st, Suncrest Farm of Macks Creek, MO; 2nd, DD Ranch of Fort Lupton, CO. Get-of-sire:1st, Suncrest Farm of Macks Creek, MO; 2nd, DD Ranch of Fort Lupton, CO. *Highland Champion Intermediate Heifer Calf: Trafalgar Rose II, Trafalger Square Farm of N Pomfret, VT. Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer Calf: Silva's Ethel, Silva's Highlands of Keenesburg, CO. Champion Junior Heifer Calf: ND Fiona '04 (AI), Northern Divide Highlands of Blackduck, MN. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf: LEA Alexis LEA, White Farms of Charlotte, MI.. Champion Senior Heifer Calf: Black Watch Jada, Black Watch Farms of Springfield, VT . Reserve Champion Senior Heifer Calf: Thorbardin's Nantucket, Thorbardin Ranch LLC of Buffalo, WY. Champion Intermediate Yearling Heifer: Yarnelle Farms, Sadie Emily Krumenauer of Chippewa Falls, WI. Reserve Champion Intermediate Yearling Heifer: Thorbardin's Nadine, Thorbardin Ranch LLC. Champion Junior Yearling Heifer: Yarnelle Farms Betula (AI), Tyler Ross of Chippewa Falls, WI. Reserve Champion Junior Yearling Heifer: AF-Nonsuch Briget, Ayrshire Farm of Upperville, VA. Champion Senior Heifer: WF Mac's Darcy, Glen Haven Farm, Inc. of Pine Bush, NY. Reserve Champion Senior Heifer: Merriam of Five Star Farm, Five Star Farm of Trout Lake, WA. Grand Champion Female: WF Mac's Darcy, Glen Haven Farm, Inc. Reserve Grand Champion Female: Yarnelle Farms Betula (AI), Tyler Ross. Grand Champion Cow/Calf: Marsh Creek Snowball, Corcoran Creek Cattle of Rogers, MN. Reserve Grand Champion Cow/Calf: Rebecca of Maple Hill, Maple Hill Highlands of Stanwood, MI. Champion Intermediate Bull Calf: Bert of Glen Haven, Glen Haven Farm, Inc. of Pine Bush, NY. Reserve Champion Intermediate Bull Calf: William Wallace, of Dalriada Dalriada Highland Farm, of Inver Grove Hts, MN. Champion Junior Bull Calf: Romeo of Five Star Farm, Five Star Farm, of Trout Lake, WA. Reserve Champion Junior Bull Calf: Raindancer of Five Star Farm, Five Star Farm, of Trout Lake, WA. Champion Senior Bull Calf: Silva's Cowboy, Silva's Highlands of Keenesburg, CO. Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf: TBR Nash, Thorbardin Ranch LLC, of Buffalo, WY. Champion Intermediate Yearling Bull: Eagle Creek Nero, Summit Ranch, of Chippewa Falls, WI. Reserve Champion Intermediate Yearling Bull: TBR Nitro, Thorbardin Ranch LLC. Champion Junior Yearling Bull: Trafalgar Nathan, Glen Haven Farm, Inc. of Pine Bush, NY. Reserve Champion Junior Yearling Bull: Osceola Rumsfeld, Ayrshire Farm of Upperville, VA. Champion Senior Bull: Osceola Midas Touch, Ayrshire Farm. Reserve Champion Senior Bull: Silva's Harley, Silva's Highlands of Keenesburg, CO. Grand Champion Bull: Romeo of Five Star Farm, Five Star Farm. Reserve Grand Champion Bull: Raindancer of Five Star Farm, Five Star Farm. Get-of-sire: Thorbardin's Gandolf, Thorbardin Ranch LLC of Buffalo, WY. Produce of dam: Trafalgar Fanny, Trafalger Square Farm of N Pomfret, VT. *Miniature Herefords Champion Junior Heifer Calf: KAP Fanny Bear, ET HarmonPrinz Cattle Company of Tekamah, NE. Reserve Champion Junior Heifer Calf: SS Miss June, Splitt Creek Ranch of North Platte, NE. Champion Intermediate Heifer: JW's Abbi, J Bar W Cattle Co. of Elizabeth, CO. Reserve Champion Intermediate Heifer: SSR Kimberly Trace 01, Splitt Creek Ranch. Grand Champion Heifer: JW's Abbi, J Bar W Cattle Co. Reserve Grand Champion Heifer: SSR Kimberly Trace 01, Splitt Creek Ranch. Champion Cow/Calf Pair: JW's Cheyenne, Singing Pines Ranch of Kiowa, CO. Reserve Champion Cow/Calf Pair: KAP Lil Miss Alamo, DE Lil Ranch of Tekamah, NE. Champion Junior Bull: KAP King Henry Hunter, ET HarmonPrinz Cattle Company. Reserve Champion Junior Bull: DLT Legend, Double Lazy T of Lyons, KS. Champion Intermediate Bull: KAP Silver Sampson, 4 K Cattle Company of Tekemah, NE. Reserve Champion Intermediate Bull: KAP King Henry's Teddy, ET HarmonPrinz Cattle Company. Champion Two Year Old: Iti Biti Rocky Mountain Gold, Iti Biti Acres of Howard, CO. Reserve Champion Two Year Old: Mr. M, Omineca Place of Austin, CO. Grand Champion Bull: KAP Silver Sampson 4 K Cattle Company. Reserve Grand Champion Bull: KAP King Henry's Teddy, ET HarmonPrinz Cattle Company. *Chianina Champion Pen of three bulls: Schaefer Chiangus of Des Lacs, ND. Reserve Champion Pen of three bulls: Deiter Brothers of Faulkton, SD.

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Thursday, December 20,2007

Chilton award withstands appeal

by WLJ
February 12, 2007 Group says it will appeal to state Supreme Court. The Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) filed a petition for certification last week seeking the Arizona Supreme Court’s review of their January 2005 loss in a libel suit won by Arizona rancher Jim Chilton and the Chilton Ranch and Cattle Company. CBD lost for a second time in December 2006 when the Arizona Court of Appeals unanimously affirmed the jury’s verdict in favor of the Chiltons. The three appellate judges also upheld the jury award of $100,000 in damages and $500,000 in punitive damages to the victims. CBD asserts that the First Amendment absolutely protects its dissemination of photos and statements to the public through press releases and postings on their Web site. Both the jury and the court of appeals, however, found CBD’s postings to be “maliciously false, unfair, libelous and defamatory” to the Chiltons. Both also found that these postings and press releases were not privileged. The Center argued that the First Amendment provides it with an absolute privilege to republish false statements to the public that it had previously made in appeal of the Chiltons’ grazing permit authorization to the U.S. Forest Service (USFS). Susan Seager, a lawyer for the Center, added, “This court held that they lost that privilege.” [This Seager quote is from the Arizona Daily Star, 12-07-2006 article titled “Court upholds award against enviro group.”] According to both the trial court and the court of appeals, however, no such privilege existed in the first place. “That’s because malicious and defamatory statements submitted to the government don’t become true and aren’t protected when they are repeated by their maker to the public. As the trial judge pointed out, you can’t baptize the devil,” said Jim Chilton. At the time that CBD targeted the Chiltons, USFS was in the process of renewing the grazing permit on the Chilton’s 21,500-acre forest grazing allotment. The allotment is located south of the historic community of Arivaca, AZ in the rugged borderlands, about 70 miles southwest of Tucson, AZ, where cattle have grazed for more than 300 years. The USFS renewed the Chiltons’ grazing permit based on the Chiltons’ history of excellent management. “It does not surprise me to see the CBD appeal this case again, even after their two decisive losses,” said Jim Chilton, a stalwart fifth-generation Arizona rancher. “It looks to us like they view an appeal to the Arizona Supreme Court as a third opportunity to go to their donor base for more contributions. I would be embarrassed to seek funds to argue for a right to lie, as CBD appears to be doing here.” Chilton won the Cattlegrowers’ “True Grit” award in 2005 for his determination to stand up for Arizona ranchers. He knew the range condition data, riparian studies, and soils evaluation all showed good management and refused to let CBD “throw mud at his reputation.” Native Arizonan Ken Chilton, 90-year-old patriarch of the cattle ranching family, expressed his anger that the CBD defendants, an Australian activist and other new arrivals to Arizona, use under handed tactics to try to eliminate the unique cowboy culture of the American West. “They don’t care at all that they are wiping out whole pioneering families. They are damaging the living history and economic productivity of rural Arizona.” Tom Chilton, partner in Chilton Ranch and Cattle Company and now vice president of the Arizona Cattlegrowers’ Association, added that, “The western cowboy culture is based on honesty and individual responsibility. It is despicable when others purposely misrepresent the facts to try to destroy Arizona ranching.” Sue Chilton, who chaired the Arizona Game and Fish Commission until January 2005, emphasized the important role of modern cattle ranching in preserving wildlife habitat. “University research shows managed grazing increases diversity of native plants for wildlife shelter and foraging while providing waters for wildlife.” The former commissioner added that, “Arizona ranchers are constantly adapting their management based on high-quality range science specifically addressing Arizona grasslands. It is offensive to see environmental activists ignore the scientific data and publish photos of campsites, old mine works, roadsides, and other mislabeled pictures and claim the impact is from cattle.” Kraig Marton, an attorney from the Phoenix, AZ, based law firm of Jaburg and Wilk who has represented the Chiltons throughout this lawsuit, added, “We believe the jury, the trial judge, and the entire three-judge Appeals Court panel were exceptionally conscientious and attentive to both procedure and fact and understood all of the issues raised by the parties. It’s about time that the Center for Biological Diversity accepts responsibility for its actions.”

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Thursday, December 20,2007

Fed cattle sharply higher

by WLJ
February 12, 2007 Light fed cattle trade developed at mid-week last week with many areas seeing better money for cattle. Trade last Wednesday came in Nebraska and the western Corn Belt at $90 live and $145 dressed basis. In Iowa and Minnesota, a few early live sales traded $3-4 higher at $90 and a few dressed sales traded $6 higher at $144. Trading was inactive Wednesday on a very light demand in the southern Plains and Colorado. In the south, feedlots were asking $92 for cattle versus packer bids of mostly $87 at press time last Thursday. The last established market in the south was the previous Friday $89 live basis. Choice boxed beef cutout values found their seasonal low in the range of $142 two weeks ago and have been trading higher since that time. The result has been an improvement in cash trade the past two weeks. Although it will be a slow push toward the late spring/summer high, it has improved the cash market. Another factor driving boxed prices higher has been the weather-affected grading percentage. The number of cattle grading Prime and Choice has slipped below year ago levels as a result of the stress of cold temperatures and precipitation in cattle feeding areas the previous two months. With winter far from over in those regions, it is likely packers will have to continue to compete for Choice-grading cattle to meet order requirements. According to USDA data for the week of Jan. 19, the latest data available, cattle grading Choice slipped more than a half percentage point from the prior week. Select grading cattle were also down nearly a half percentage point and they are nearly 2 percent below year ago numbers. If additional significant winter weather hits the Plains this year, high-grading cattle could become scarce during the first quarter, driving premiums higher for those feedlots that can produce them for packer buyers. An added benefit for packing plants is the drop value, which is adding profit to packers’ bottom lines. Current drop value, which has benefitted greatly from improved access to export markets, has climbed well above year ago levels. Last week’s drop value was $9.64, well above the year ago value of $8.15. The benefit to packer margins is evident. According to HedgersEdge.com, packer margins were only slightly negative last Thursday at minus $2.80 per head. With drop credit and cutout values on the rise, packers ought to be moving into positive territory in rapid fashion as we move toward the summer highs. Current kill levels are also helping to boost margins. For the week to date through last Thursday, packers had harvested only 485,000 head, down 9,000 from the prior week, but up from 468,000 during the same week in 2006. Thursday’s slaughter was only 118,000 head, down from 120,000 the prior Thursday and 122,000 head on the same day in 2006. It appears that an increasing number of the cattle being processed in U.S. plants are originating from feedlots north of the border. According to the latest USDA data, imports of slaughter cattle from Canada are averaging almost 20,000 head more than a year ago, which is a 29 percent increase in volume and well above the 2000-2002 average. USDA data also shows a significant increase in the number of Canadian feeder cattle being shipped south. Should USDA import regulations be relaxed to allow cattle imports from animals born after March 1, 1999, the agency estimates it will result in an addition 610,000 head being imported annually. However, at current import levels, that number could be a significant underestimate. Ironically, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency announced its confirmation of the country’s 10th case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy, discovered in a “mature” bull in Alberta. However, at present, it doesn’t look like this latest discovery will have an impact on the flow of cattle from Canada or USDA's plans to increase the number of cattle eligible for shipment to the U.S. All the talk of upward movement in the cattle markets last week, and the possibility of snow and ice in the Plains over the weekend ahead, drove cattle futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) despite across the board losses last Thursday, adding to the already weak basis levels and causing concern that some delivery notices might be posted. However, as of last Thursday, no certificates of intention to deliver cattle were submitted. However, with spot month February live cattle trading at a $3-plus premium to cash and hitting a new contract high during the session last Thursday, it remained a possibility. At the end of the session, February was down 30 points at $93.35. March feeders ended down 47 points at $98.87. April live cattle futures led the way lower, shedding 85 points to close at $94.87. June fed cattle were down 57 points, closing at $91.75. Feeder cattle The grain markets continue to dictate the action of the feeder cattle markets. A decline in corn prices, both at elevators and in contract trade, generated four consecutive days of increase in feeder cattle prices both cash and contract. Thursday’s Omaha, NE, cash corn price was $3.80 per bushel, down 5 cents from the previous week. On the Chicago Board of Trade, corn prices closed higher across the board. March contract corn prices were up 7 cents to trade at $3.99 per bushel and December finished 5.5 cents higher at $3.96 per bushel. The CME feeder cattle index gained more than $2 and summer CME feeder cattle contracts rose above $1 last week. Jim Robb, director of the Livestock Marketing Information Center, said last week that the current corn market run up would continue to have a profound effect on feeder cattle prices. However, he said the Jan. 1 cattle inventory report shows that herd expansion is stalled and as a result, the larger supply of feeder cattle many were expecting to enter the market over the next few years won’t materialize. The result will benefit cow/calf producers and help support feeder cattle prices despite higher corn prices. “Cattle producers, particularly in the cow/calf sector, will need to understand the corn market and keep their pencils sharp,” Robb said. He said how and when cattlemen sell their calves will be of greater importance than ever before in the years ahead. After being affected by serious winter weather, southern tier markets bounced back nicely last week with increased receipts in most markets and sharply higher prices paid for cattle on offer. In Amarillo, TX, trade was $2-8 higher for both steers and heifers last week, with the most interest on those cattle weighing less than 600 lbs. In El Reno, OK, feeder cattle prices were sharply higher, with feeder steers steady to $3 higher. Heavy weight cattle in the 900 lb. range were reportedly steady. Feeder heifers were $3-5 higher. Steer and heifer calves sold for prices $5-10 higher than the prior week. Demand was called extremely good for all classes and much improved when compared to the past few weeks. Farther north in Joplin, MO, compared to the previous sale, demand was called very good in all classes. Steers sold $2-4 higher with some 600 lb. cattle as much as $5-6 higher. Heifers sold $1-3 higher. Quality of yearlings was reportedly very good with several load lots selling. However, the supply of steers under 600 lbs. and heifers under 500 lbs. was light. In the northern tier, feeder cattle runs remain seasonally light, however, prices rose higher last week for those cattle on offer. In Loup City, SD, compared to the prior week, feeder steers and heifers trended fully $4-6 higher. Market reports indicated that the quality of cattle being sold was good, with the bulk of the offering weighing more than 700 lbs. Demand was also reportedly very good from a broad buyer base. On the West Coast, conditions remain very dry. However, markets on the coast are seeing prices rise, in some cases, sharply. Any precipitation in the region will benefit range conditions and add to the already positive market movement. Madras, OR, last week was one of the bright spots on the coast, with prices moving sharply higher than the previous week. Steers and heifers in the 400-600 lb. range were $10-20 higher than the prior week. Six-weight steers showed similar gains, rising $14-16, and steers in the 800-900 lb. class were $5 higher. In Madera, CA, stockers and feeders were mostly steady in a light market test with steers in the 500 lb. class selling in a range of $92-100, while heifers in the same weight class sold $10-12 back. Six-weight steers sold in a range of $83-92.75, while heifers brought $77-89.75 at the same sale.

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Thursday, December 20,2007

Black Hills Stock ShowRapid City, SDFeb. 1-42005 Sales Results:

by WLJ
46 Bulls $4,025 14 Heifers 2,868 TOPSC Grand Champion Bull: CW 225 Future Direction 184, consigned by Cottonwood Angus Farms, Pipestone, MN; to Mt. Rushmore Angus, Rapid City, SD, $11,000. Reserve Champion Bull: CW 08 Future Direction 334, consigned by Cottonwood Angus Farms, Pipestone, MN; to Mangen Angus, Broadus, MT, $7,500. Grand Champion Heifer: Traveler Rose 301, consigned by Kammerer Livestock, Rapid City, SD; to Thomas Ranch, Harrold, SD, $4,000. Reserve Champion Heifer: Miss JT Diamond Rita 401, consigned by Sletten Angus, Faith, SD; to Bud Fortune, Quinn, SD, $2,900. Top Selling Bull: Lewis New Frontier 394, consigned by Lewis Angus Ranch, Black Hawk, SD; to Mangen Angus, Broadus, MT, $12,500. Top Selling Heifer: Miss JT Bonnie 326, consigned by Sletten Angus, Faith, SD; to RD Miller, Sioux Falls, SD, $6,500. CHAROLAIS 45 Bulls $2,772 4 Heifers 2,925 TOPSC Grand Champion Bull: Thomas Mr. Catatonic 4587, consigned by Thomas Ranch, Harrold, SD; to Miller/Matthew; Midland, SD, $7,750. Reserve Champion Bull: Festus, consigned by Larson Ranch, Hamill, SD; to Harold Singrey, Hazel, SD, $4,300. Grand Champion Heifer: Wells JBJ Platinum Lady, consigned by Wells Charolais Ranch, Conde, SD; to Hanson Farms, Turton, SD,$6,300. Reserve Champion Heifer: RCC Bella Raven, consigned by Redalen Cattle Co., Fountain, MN; to Schaap & Sons Charolais, Woodstock, MN, $1,900. Top Selling Bull: Thomas Mr Catatonic 4587, consigned by Thomas Ranch, Harrold, SD; to Miller/Matthew; Midland, SD, $7,750. Top Selling Heifer: Wells JBJ Platinum Lady, consigned by Wells Charolais Ranch; Conde, SD; to Hanson Farms, Turton, SD, $6,300. CHIANGUS 17 Bulls $2,900 6 Heifers 4,083 TOPSC Grand Champion Bull: WEBC Prestige 400P, consigned by Weber Show Cattle, Highmore, SD; to Scott Losing; Alpena, SD, $3,550. Reserve Champion Bull: TTBR Ruff N Ready 6lOP ICA, consigned by Beckett Chiangus, Miller, SD; to Krebs Show Cattle, Neligh, NE, $2,700. Grand Champion Heifer: Buth Annie Ray, consigned by Holt Brothers, Aberdeen, SD; to Deiter Brothers, Faulkton, SD, $5,250. Reserve Champion Heifer and Top Selling Heifer: RDD Ms Ace N62CA, consigned by Deiter Brothers, Faulkton, SD; to MMA Chiangus LTD, Kennedy, TX, $4,100. Top Selling Bull: WLJ Smoking Joe, consigned by JT/Luann Weber, Lake Benton, MN; to Bremer Farms, St Edward, NE, $4,600. GELBVIEH 7 Bulls $2,843 6 Heifers 2,433 TOPSC Grand Champion Bull: EGL P790, consigned by Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD; to Dave Palmer, Mina, SD, $4,000. Reserve Champion Bull: BEA 370N, consigned by Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch; Pierre, SD; to Burleigh Wheeler, Osceola, MI, $3,000. Grand Champion Heifer: CERG Miss BK New Image 355N, consigned by Ceroll Gelbvieh; Sisseton, SD; to Thorstenson Gelbvieh, Selby, SD, $3,100. Reserve Champion Heifer: BEA 4005P, consigned by Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch; Pierre, SD; to Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD, $3,000. Top Selling Bull: EGL P790, consigned by Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD; to Dave Palmer, Mina, SD, $4,000. Top Selling Heifer: BABR 3030N, consigned by Beastrom Gelbvieh Ranch, Pierre, SD; to Mettler Gelbvieh, Canton, SD, $3,200. HEREFORD 34 Bulls $2,656 TOPSC Grand Champion Bull: SWS 8203 Excellor 402, consigned by S.E. West & Sons, Lusk, WY; to Miller/Mathews, Midland, SD, $3,000. Reserve Champion Bull: BLME Hi Speed 3P, consigned by Blame Herefords, Frankfort, SD; to Mark Sturdy, Rochester, IL, $4,100. Top Selling Bull: S Achilles 2P, consigned by Stutheit Herefords, Johnson, NE; to Eldon Long & Sons, Norcatur, KS, $5,600. LIMOUSIN 24 Bulls $ 2,690 7 Heifers 1,771 TOPSC Grand Champion Bull: LFLC Pacman 1P, consigned by Ludens Family Limousin, Viborg, SD; to Dugan Stewart, Philip, SD, $4,300. Reserve Champion Bull: Carrousels Powerhouse, consigned by Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI; to John Sedlacek, Tripp, SD, $3,600. Grand Champion Heifer: SMLC Natasha 305N, consigned by Smit Limousin, Lennox, SD; to Symens Brothers Limousin, Amherst, SD, $3,000. Reserve Champion Heifer: DLVL Nicki 301N, consigned by Vaughn Farms, Cavalier, ND; to Symens Brothers Limousin, Amherst, SD, $1,900. Top Selling Bull: Wulfs Neptune 0168N, consigned by Leonard WuIf & Sons Inc.; to Travis Bies, Fairburn, SD, $5,000. Top Selling Heifer: SMLC Natasha 305N, consigned by Smit Limousin, Lennox, SD; to Symens Brothers Limousin, Amherst, SD, $3,000. MAINE ANJOU 22 Bulls $3,193 7 Heifers 5,379 TOPSC Grand Champion Bull: DCC Total Package 1P, consigned by Derouchey Cattle Co., Pukwana, SD; to Vernon Bell, Dodgeville, WI, $20,000. Reserve Champion Bull: WEBC Big Times 406P, consigned by Weber Show Cattle, Highmore, SD; to Kearns Cattle Co., Rushville, NE, $3,600. Grand Champion Heifer: DCC Playmate 516N, consigned by Derouchey Cattle Co., Pukwana, SD; to Allen Beare Cattle Co., Ree Heights, SD, $25,000. Reserve Champion Heifer: Jensen Miss 499, consigned by Jensen Show Cattle, Belle Fourche, SD; to Jerry Adamson, Cody, NE, $3,000. Top Selling Bull: DCC Total Package 1P, consigned by Derouchey Cattle Co., Pukwana, SD; to Vernon Bell, Dodgeville, WI, $20,000. Top Selling Heifer: DCC Playmate 516N, consigned by Derouchey Cattle Co., Pukwana, SD; to Allen Beare Cattle Co., Ree Heights, SD, $25,000. RED ANGUS 9 Bulls $3,278 7 Heifers 2,229 TOPSC Grand Champion Bull: TBS MONU 3001, consigned by Brenner Angus, Carson, ND; to Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus Ranch, Selby, SD,$5,100. Reserve Champion Bull: WR MR CANYON 4251, consigned by Thomas Ranch/Weidenback Ranch, Harrold, SD; to Jenson Ranch, Whitewood, SD, $3,800. Grand Champion Heifer: BRMA SOUTHERN KNIGHT 302, consigned by Mitchell Red Angus, Kadoka, SD; to Sid & Melva Brenner, Carson, ND, $3,600. Reserve Champion Heifer: WR MS LASS 432, consigned by Thomas Ranch/Weidenback Ranch, Harrold, SD; to Kris Weidenback, Highmore, SD, $2,000. Top Selling Bull: TBS MONU 3001, consigned by Brenner Angus, Carson, ND; to Thorstenson Gelbvieh & Angus Ranch, Selby, SD, $5,100. Top Selling Heifer: BRMA SOUTHERN KNIGHT 302, consigned by Mitchell Red Angus, Kadoka, SD; to Sid & Melva Brenner, Carson, ND, $3,600. SHORTHORN 7 Bulls $2,371 4 Heifers 2,025 TOPSC Grand Champion Bull & Top Selling Bull: AR SU LU Massive 3140, consigned by Bakenhus Shorthorns, Columbus, NE; to Bryan Warner, Riverton, WY, $3,700. Reserve Champion Bull: SBR Power Stroke 43, consigned by Stangl Shorthorns/Osterday, Java, SD; to Dawn Cable; Pukwana, SD, $3,000. Grand Champion Heifer: HMC Miss Casey 427, consigned by H & M Cattle Co., Gordon, NE; to Daniel Weidenbach, Highmore, SD, $2,000. Reserve Champion Heifer: DLDJ Nala N47, consigned by Destiny Livestock, Box Elder, SD; to Steve Jensen, Alpena, SD, $3,300. SIMMENTAL 36 Bulls $2,119 7 Heifers 2,032 TOPSC Grand Champion Bull: RS P2, consigned by Reed Simmental, Pipestone, MN; to Doug Trefz, Onaka, SD, $4,000. Reserve Champion Bull: R & R Legacy N 726, consigned by R & R Cattle Co.,Chamberlain, SD; to Rose L7 Ranch, Chamberlain, SD, $2,800. Grand Champion Heifer: Ford Farms Desperado 030N, consigned by Ford Farms, Bruce, SD; to Wager Show Cattle, Gettysburg, SD, $2,500. Reserve Champion Heifer and Top Selling Heifer: RDDS Ms Prototype P987, consigned by Deiter Brothers; Faulkton, SD; to MMA Chiangus LID; Kennedy, TX, $3,000. Top Selling Bull: RS P2, consigned by Reed Simmental, Pipestone, M7N; to Doug Trefz, Onaka, SD, $4,000. Top Selling Bull: RS P34, consigned by Reed Simmental, Pipestone, MN, Doug Trefz, $4,000.

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Thursday, December 20,2007

Red Bluff champions namedDespite some very inclement weather, judging of the Red

by WLJ
Jan. 29, Red Bluff, CA 137 Angus $2,805 14 Balancer 2,625 15 Brangus 2,253 43 Charolais 2,528 1 Chiangus 2,850 5 Gelbvieh 2,430 53 Hereford 2,515 2 Limousin 2,750 16 Polled Hereford 2,313 6 Red Angus 2,917 3 Shorthorn 2,300 7 Simmental 3,729 302 Total bulls 2,664 Auctioneers: Rick Machado, Max Olvera, Justin Holmberg Sale Manager: Ron Anderson This year=s version of the Red Bluff bull sale turned in some eye-popping numbers as 52 more head were sold over last year= s sale and the average price per bull was $250 higher. What made this happen? More than likely the same market fundamentals that fueled the fall bull sale season were at work here. The strong salvage market for bulls this last year caused many a rancher to ship the older bulls and that combined with the stronger calf market this fall made for a strong bull market. Also the prospects for a good grass year helped demand. The other factors that made this bull sale so strong were the very basics. Good bulls, well sifted and graded, and good buyers. Red Bluff has been blessed with both good bulls and good buyers for many years and from that standpoint, this sale was a mirror image of past sales. Over the 64 years that this bull sale has been held the quality of the bulls has always remained a priority. This is accomplished by unwavering standards applied to the consignments. Upholding these standards better known as the A Red Bluff kind@ is the job of the sifters and graders. Each year the Red Bluff committee men select knowledgeable cattlemen to handle this chore with the graders serving a three year hitch and a new grader coming on board each year. In this manner the standards are upheld and passed down. Prior to getting to the graders each bull is passed in front of a group of sifters whose job it is to sift out the unsound bulls, those lacking in condition or otherwise blemished. This year= s sifters included Gordon Bruce, Los Molinos, CA, Buttons Daugherty, Vina, CA, John Ownes, Red Bluff, CA and Dr. O. W. Hooton, Red Bluff, the sale veterinarian. If the bulls make it past this tough group they are then judged and a quality grade given by the judging committee. This year that committee included Steve Coleman, Molalla, OR, Dave Peterson, Powell Butte, OR and Ken Hufford, North Powder, OR. All bulls must have an 87 grade or better to sell. After the grading is completed breed champions are selected. This is no easy task, getting a bull into this sale, but high standards demand high quality bulls and that is what Red Bluff is all about. Quality bulls attract quality buyers and quality buyers will spend the money to get the bulls they want. TOPSC Water For Life Hereford: OK 640F Domino 1621, 11/21/02, by CL 1 Domino 640F, Oak Knoll Herefords, Flournoy, CA; to Atwood Ranch, Glen Ellen, CA, $5,900. Angus: BCA Bushwacker 2404, 9/24/02, by BCC Bushwacker 41-93, Black Crown Angus and England Ranch, Prineville, OR; to Robert Puga, Zenia, CA, $5,450. Traynhams Dateline VRD 1208, 1/20/03, by Vermilion Dateline 7078, Traynham Ranches, Eagle Point, OR; to Atwood Ranch, $5,250. Champion Charolais: BC Mr Sly 436, 3/10/03, by VE Big Sky Sly; Bianchi Charolais, Gilroy, CA; to Mission Bell Ranch, Gilroy, CA, $5,000. Champion Range-Ready Charolais: V-A-L Rippen Red 339, 4/15/03, by V-A-L Rippen Red Rage P J82; V-A-L Charolais, Nyssa, OR; to Jack Roden, Mitchell, OR, $4,800. Angus: Paws Up New Design 506N, 1/19/03, by Bon View New Design 1407, NB Ranches, Grenada, CA; to Charles Kerr, Merrill, OR, $4,800. Simmental: LS Grand Jolker, 10/2/03, by LS Jolker Jim K301, Little Shasta Ranch, Montague, CA; to Roaring Springs Ranch, French Glen, OR, $4,750. Reserve Halter Simmental: LS Blackman 094, 10/2/03, by BS Mr Blackman 4052K, Little Shasta Ranch; to Vincent 2C Ranch, Lakeview, OR, $4,700. Champion Angus: BSAR Direct Hit 37N, 3/7/03, by PS 6807 Bando 240, Sage Kendall, Emmett, ID; to Jackpot Ranch, Beatty, OR, $4,450. Champion Simmental: LS Top Cut, 9/25/03, by C&B Mr Alleycat 9191, Little Shasta Ranch; to Rick and Linda Anderson, Eagle Point, OR, $4,450. Angus: Tara Forefront P3, 1/5/03, by Connealy Forefront; Tara Farms, Orland, CA; to Jackpot Ranch, $4,300. Champion Hereford: BB 0135 Mark Don 3212, 6/1/03, by BB 4209 Mark Don 0136, BB Cattle Co., Connell, WA; to Pine Creek Ranch, Denair, CA, $4,200. Reserve Angus: ER 5175 Bando 313, 4/15/03, by SAF 598 Bando 5175, England Ranch, Prineville, OR; to Nicholson Cattle Co., Fort Klamath, OR, $4,100. Angus: K Bar D Val= s Design K13N, 4/29/03, by LCC New Design G054L, White Cattle Co., Burns, OR; to Buster Criss, Macdoel, CA, $4,100. Simmental: LS Jims Titan, 12/15/03, by LS Jolker Jim K301, Little Shasta Ranch; to Heidi Guertin, Wheatland, CA, $4,100. Champion Red Angus: Fraser Rio 900, 8/14/03, by Meyer Imp Rob 092F, Fraser Ranch, Corning, CA; to H Bar Diamond Ranch, Corning, CA, $4,050. Champion Range-Ready Angus: DD Northern Improvement 311, 1/29/03, by Northern Improvement 4480 GF, Double D Cattle, Terrebonne, OR; to Chase Ranch, Fortuna, CA, $4,000. Angus: Basils Direction N01, 9/6/03, by CA Future Direction 5321, Basil Newton, Montague, CA; to Fred Humphrey, Flournoy, CA, $4,000. Roadrunner Tracer 6273, 11/21/02, by Roadrunner Tracer 5143, Don and Diana Cardey, Turlock, CA; to Frank Ainley, Elderwood, CA, $4,000. C JERRY YORK & PETE CROW RED BLUFF GELDING SALE Jan. 28, Red Bluff, CA 107 Geldings $6,048 7 Mules 3,243 Auctioneers: Rick Machado, Justin Holmberg, Trent Stewart Sale Manager: Ron Anderson Never been to the Red Bluff Gelding sale? You would be absolutely amazed at the number of people that are on hand for this sale. There are every kind of person and degree of involvement represented. There is the dead serious breeder, the cattle rancher, the backyard guy, the buckaroo, the roper, the cutter, the wannabee and the partier. They are all there because on Friday night on the last week in January, the gelding sale is the place to be. It is a horse sale, a reunion and a party all rolled into one. The Pauline Davis Pavilion is the scene for all of this action and each year it is literally jammed to capacity. The people that are serious about buying a gelding, or a mule, have watched all of the sifting and the judging and they know that a Red Bluff gelding has the opportunity to show what they can do in many areas. They have watched the geldings work cattle, cut cattle and rope. The have watched the snaffle bit and hackamore competition. They have watched the halter competition and the free style work. In addition each horse and mule must pass a strict physical examination. They have had the opportunity to check out their picks out back and visit with the owners. When this is all done, prospective buyers have a pretty good idea of what each horse is capable of. But, at any time during these two days of activities the sifting and selection committee can dismiss a gelding for any number of reasons. The very capable and experienced horsemen that make up this committee scrutinize each gelding and mule very closely to ensure that only the A Red Bluff kind@ are allowed to pass through the sale ring. A couple of hours before the sale starts the line has already formed to get into the sale and once it cranks up there is no place in America where these horses will bring any more money than at Red Bluff. The reputation of this sale is far reaching as inquiries from across the country hit the office in the days before the sale. As is always the case the serious buyers go where they know there is quality and during the sale this is so apparent as demand remains strong from start to finish. So next year if you want to attend the Red Bluff Gelding sale, A come on down,@ plan to have a great time, see a lot of people that you will know and if you plan to buy one rest assured they are in the sale because they have met the Red Bluff standards, and if you plan to consign oneY bring a darn good one! TOPSC Champion Ranch Cutting Horse: FLS Oaks Cowboy, 4/8/98, bay gelding by Flynns Gayson of Adoc, Wayne and Jody Cada, Caldwell, ID; to Mark and Abbie Nelson, Five Star Land and Livestock, Wilton, CA, $21,700. Ideal Ranch Horse: Captain Colonel Red, 5/19/978, gray gelding by San Colonel, Shawn Jones, Comanche, TX; to Leon Landis, Cottonwood, CA, $20,000. Champion Conformation Gelding: Mach Zan Roll, 3/7/00, gray gelding by Parzans Golden Rebel, Wade and Britt Grimsman, Paskenta, CA; to Jamey Mazzotta, Lockewood, CA, $14,700. LD Leo Jack, 6/20/98, red dun gelding by Anchor D Seeker King, Birgit and Dalene Finstad, Yelm, WA; to Paula Loomis, Haiku, HI, $12,500. I Tuck My Tail, 4/19/99, buckskin gelding by Tuck My Tale, Stevenson Quarter Horses, Cedarville, CA; to Vic J. Kaufman, Olympia, WA, $11,500. Rafter Reno, 5/20/98, bay gelding by Tee J Mr Jackie, Martin and Janis Murphy, Paisley, OR; to Bob deBraga, Red Bluff, $11,000. Chics Dirty Remedy, 4/7/00, bay gelding by Dealin Dirty, John Mulock, McArthur, CA; to Cyndie Arretche, Los Banos, CA, $11,000. Whippets Blue Cash, 4/19/01, blue roan by Tee J Silver Cash, Jay Wright, Jerome, ID; to Richard Nelson, Canyon City, OR, $10,000. Busy Remedy, 3/30/01, black gelding by Remedy to Win, Bill and Benita Pinz, Junction City, OR; to Cindy Estes-Moh, Fallon, NV, $10,000. Mules: Miss Kitty, 1/1/00, red roan Molly, Mike and Pam Ralph, Grants Pass, OR; to Kimball Stotledahl, Kalama, WA, $5,000. Benny, 6/1/97, John, Chad Turner, Victor, MT; to Steve Watson, Willits, CA, $4,600. C JERRY YORK & PETE CROW RED BLUFF REPLACEMENT FEMALE SALE Jan. 27, Red Bluff, Ca 38 Pairs $1,375 769 Bred heifers 1,046 540 Open heifers $790 Auctioneer: Max Olvera Sale Manager: Ron Anderson The replacement female sale is the first of the four sales held during the Red Bluff Bull sale and it is produced by the Red Bluff Bull Sale Committee and Shasta Livestock Auction. The sale is an in-house video sale and it is sponsored by A Igenity.@ The sale is held in the Don Smith Pavilion and pulls in a good sized crowd. The sale is also available on the Internet for viewing and bidding. The consignments represent some of the west= s premier commercial ranching concerns and there was strong interest in this year= s offering. Prior to the sale of the females a bull donated by Bill Bennett, BB Cattle Co., Connell, WA, was sold with the proceeds going to Water For Life. The bull, a son of BB Dateline 0053, sold to Flynn and Sons, Lakeview, OR, for $2,750. TOPSC Pairs: 38 pairs from Riverside Ranch, Prairie City, OR; to Ken Hufford, North Powder, OR, $1,375 each. Bred Heifers: 42 bred heifers from Riverside Ranch; to Jim Jones, $1,200 each. 45 bred heifers from Malott Livestock, Powell Butte, OR; to Steve Coleman, Molalla, OR, $1,185 each. 15 bred heifers from L.S. Rodgers, Orland, CA; to Rod Cornelson, $1,145 each. Open Heifers: 155 open heifers from Darren Carraway, Caldwell, ID; to JR Livestock, $820 each. C JERRY YORK RED BLUFF LIVESTOCK DOG SALE Jan. 28, Red Bluff, CA 7 Dogs $4,643 4 Pups 2,563 1 Water For Life donation dog 10,500 Auctioneer: Justin Holmberg Sale Manager: Ron Anderson The Red Bluff Livestock Dog Sale has without question become one of the most popular events held during this show and it has the appeal to both livestock people and the city folks. Everyone loves to watch a good stock dog do his stuff and this is the reason that the stands are always filled to overflow capacity for any of the dog events. Each dog entered is worked three times. They are worked outside and inside with a final outside freestyle work just prior to the start of the sale. The scores are combined and champion selected. In the stock dog division the dogs are aged 17 to 37 months old and the pups are 8 to 16 months old and they are carefully observed by the committee to eliminate dogs that do not perform well, are unsound, or are not up to quality standards. Each year there are dogs represented by previous Red Bluff champions or high sellers and this sale has become a must attend sale for many dog trainers. This year, as has become the norm, the Don Smith Pavilion was packed to the rafters for the sale which featured a dog to be sold with the proceeds being donated to the Water For Life organization. The dog matched the previous Red Bluff record by fetching $10,500 and was consigned by long time Red Bluff consignor Sandi Newton, Red Bluff. This is such a fun part of the five days of activities and it is enjoyed by everyone that attends. TOPSC Working Dogs: Water For Life Dog: Rebel, 10/5/03, by Katch ABC, Crystal Rose Cowdogs, Red Bluff, CA; to Monty Shults, Red Bluff, CA, $10,500. Marco, 12/7/03, by Harlan ABC, Rodney Hopwood, Kimberly, ID; to Kenny Elwood, Bella Vista, CA, $9,400. Champion: Dunn= s Filari, 3/27/02, by Vieira= s Chomper, Roger Urricelqui, McArthur, CA; to Scott Vaillette, Red Bluff, CA, $6,000. Diamond Cash, 11/21/01, by Diamond Jim, Albert Vieira, Orland, CA; to Hutchings Cattle Co., Fallon, NV, $4,000. Pup: Teague, 10/13/03, by Brad ABC, Robin Nuffer, Emmett, ID; to Guiterriz Cattle Co., $2,900. C JERRY YORK

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Thursday, December 20,2007

Beef Board seats new membership, elects leaders

by WLJ
Stielow, Bateman, Kayser are officers for 2007. The Cattlemen’s Beef Board (CBB) seated new board members and elected officers and representatives for its 2007 Executive Committee and Beef Promotion Operating Committee during its annual meeting in Nashville, TN, Feb. 3, 2007. In addition, CBB unanimously elected Paradise, KS, cattleman Ken Stielow to serve as 2007 chairman of the board, with outgoing chairman Jay O’Brien of Texas handing over the gavel as he ended his term. Illinois cattleman Dave Bateman was elected vice chairman, and Neil Kayser of Washington was elected to serve as secretary/treasurer of CBB for the year. After being appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in December, a total of 36 Board members were seated for service on CBB — including 22 reappointments of existing members to a second term and appointment of 14 new members, who accepted the oath of office from USDA representative Kenneth Payne during a CBB meeting on Feb. 1. New members seated and the states they represent include: Judy Prosser, Arizona; Roger Evans, Colorado; Michele Gorman, Importer; Jeffrey Clausen and Robert Johnson, Iowa; Jerry Bohn, Kansas; John Schafer, Minnesota; Kristy Lage and David Lamb, Nebraska; Preston Wright, Nevada; Allen Walth and Myron Williams, South Dakota; Robert Reviere Jr., Tennessee; and Justin Dauer, Texas. Reappointments and the states they represent include: Jack Cowley and Dick Nock, California; Laurie Bryant and Greg Silpe, Importers; Don Hullman, Kansas; T.B. Porter, Louisiana; Chuck Markley, Michigan; Quilly Ward, Mid-Atlantic Region; Charles Hull, Mississippi; Jerry King, Missouri; Margie McKeen, New Mexico; Lucinda Williams, Northeast Region; Mark Pendleton, North Carolina; David Boyer, Oklahoma; Jenny Senn, Southeast Region; Pete Case, Chuck Kiker III, and Walter Lasley, Texas; Richard Nielson, Utah; Mark Reichers and Nancy Thomas, Wisconsin; and Dianne Kirkbride, Wyoming. New Beef Board officer team Newly elected CBB Chairman Ken Stielow was the 2006 vice chairman of the Board and served as secretary/treasurer in 2005. He is owner of Bar S Ranch, an Angus and Charolais seedstock, cow/calf and backgrounding operation, in Paradise, KS. He also owns a minority interest in a commercial feedlot. Stielow was nominated to CBB by a caucus of certified nominating organizations in Kansas, including the Kansas Dairy Farmers of America, Kansas Farm Bureau, Kansas CattleWomen, the Kansas Livestock Association, and the Kansas Cattlemen’s Association, and was appointed by the USDA Secretary in 2003. Stielow is a past president of the Kansas Livestock Association and has experience in various segments of the beef industry. Stielow also has served as treasurer of the Paradise Township in Russell County, KS, as president of Agco Inc., the local cooperative, and on the board of directors of UMB-NBA Bank. The 2007 CBB vice chairman Dave Bateman served as secretary/treasurer of the Board in 2006. He was originally nominated to CBB by the Illinois Beef Association and appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture in 2000. He served on the Board from 2000 to 2003, when Illinois lost a seat due to reapportionment/reduced cattle numbers. He then was appointed as a replacement to finish another’s unfinished term from 2003 to 2005, and then was appointed by the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture to serve his own term from 2005 to 2008. Bateman is a farmer/feeder/cow/calf operator on his family’s farm established more than 100 years ago. Bateman has been a highly active member of CBB during the last seven years, including service on the Beef Board Executive Committee; the Beef Promotion Operating Committee; the CBB Administration Subcommittee; the Joint Food and Nutrition Issues Subcommittee; Joint Public Relations Subcommittee; Joint Information Committee; and the Joint Evaluation Advisory Committee. Elected as the 2007 CBB secretary/treasurer is Neil Kayser of Centerville, WA. Kayser was nominated to the Board by beef organizations in Washington and appointed in 2005. He has served on the CBB Executive Committee, the CBB Administration Subcommittee; and as vice chairman of the Joint Industry & Producer Services Group. He is a fourth-generation cow/calf producer and runs a family operation with his son, Jess, in Centerville. He is a past president of the Washington Cattlemen’s Association and the Klickitat County Cattlemen; a past chairman of the Centerville School Board; and a past board member of the Farm Credit Service and the Northwest Livestock ID Pilot Program. Executive Committee The 12-member CBB Executive Committee includes the board’s three officers and another eight members elected at large. In addition, the immediate past chair of CBB serves on the committee in an advisory-only capacity. Based on recommendations from the Joint Beef Industry Nominating Committee, CBB elected the following members to its 2007 Executive committee: CBB Vice Chairman Dave Bateman, who will serve as chairman of the Executive Committee; and members Ken Stielow (CBB chairman) of Kansas; Neil Kayser of Washington, (secretary/treasurer); Laurie Bryant, importer; Virginia Coehlo, California; Dana Hauck, Kansas; Don Hullman, Kansas; Tom Jones, Arkansas; Charles Miller, Kentucky; March Riechers, Wisconsin; and Sugie Sartwelle, Texas. The Executive Committee operates under the direction of, and within the policies established by the full board and is responsible for carrying out CBB policies and conducting business and making decisions necessary to administer the terms and provisions of the Act and Order between meetings of the full board. Operating Committee The Beef Promotion Operating Committee was created by the Beef Promotion Research Act to help coordinate state and national Beef Checkoff programs. The 20-person committee includes 10 members of the CBB, among them the Board’s three officers and seven others elected by CBB members. CBB members elected to the 2007 Beef Promotion Operating Committee during the annual meeting in Denver, include: Chairman Ken Stielow of Kansas; vice Chairman Dave Bateman of Illinois; Secretary/Treasurer Neil Kayser of Washington; Jack Cowley of California; Carl Crabtree of Idaho; Dan Dierschke of Texas; Glenn Eberly of Pennsylvania; Merrill Karlen of South Dakota; Don Steward, importer; and Lucinda Williams, Northeast Region. The other 10 members of the committee are representatives of state beef councils, including the chair and vice chair of the Federation of State Beef Councils and eight other members elected by state beef councils. Those representatives include Federation Chairman Gary Voogt of Michigan; Vice Chairman Alan Albright of Iowa; David Dick of Missouri; Brian Healey of Oklahoma; Bill Jackson of California; Laura Lickley of Idaho; Sid Sumner of Florida; Craig Uden of Nebraska; Helen Wiese of Iowa; and Jim Wilson of Oregon.

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Thursday, December 20,2007

Fed cattle trade expected to rise sharply higher, boxed beef prices jump $14

by WLJ
Cattle markets found their feet last week and prices started moving higher, strengthened by a $14 rise in the Choice boxed beef cutout in seven days. Although trade was limited in the fed cattle market last week, there was some light trade last Thursday in Nebraska at $147 dressed. Bids in other major feeding areas were still well apart. However, most expected a trading range of $92-$93 live basis and $148-$149 dressed. The last fully established fed cattle trade came late in the day on Feb. 2 at $91 in the southern Plains. In Nebraska, live sales were at $90 and dressed cattle sold for $145. In Colorado, live sales were at $89.50 and dressed sales at $142.50-143 and in the western Corn Belt, live cattle traded at $90 and dressed sales were in a range of $143-145. The jump in the boxed beef market allowed packers to put some black ink on their bottom line last week. HedgersEdge.com calculated packers were earning $51.70 per head harvested last Thursday and the cutout value was still moving higher. That positive news means that cattle feeders would likely be in a good position to push cash prices toward the high end of their asking prices. A substantial drop in fed cattle weights and a lack of available Choice grading cattle will continue to be bullish for the markets for the weeks and months ahead. According to USDA, finished cattle weights have declined 15 lbs. on average and Choice and Prime grading cattle percentages have slipped since early January. Weather stress is taking its toll on feedlot cattle, however, lighter weights will cut back production and increase kill levels as packers work to meet demand for high-end product. All of which should help boost prices in the first and early second quarters this year. Some of that was readily apparent last week by looking at the boxed beef prices and movement. Choice boxed beef last Thursday was trading 21 cents higher than the previous day at $155.68 and Select was up 58 cents at $147.11 on light to moderate demand and light offerings. However, packers were increasing harvest levels to take advantage of the price spike. Thursday’s slaughter was estimated at 123, 000 head, which was up from 118,000 the prior week and 113,000 during the same day in 2006. For the week, through Thursday, packers had harvested a total of 484,000 head, just 1,000 fewer than the prior week’s total, but still well above the same period last year when 437,000 were slaughtered. The cow beef market was steady last Thursday at $115.42, well above last year’s price of $108.55. The 90 percent lean market was also higher than a year earlier at $144.12 versus $138.73. Prices for 50 percent lean product, however, were nearly $14 lower than a year earlier at $53.85. James Mintert, agricultural economist at Kansas State University, said that the effect of this winter is likely to stick with the market for much of the first half of the year, lending further support to the market. “So, is the effect of this year’s winter weather all behind us? I don’t think so. Based on past experience, the effect of winter weather on cattle performance, marketing rates, and weights is likely to linger through the rest of the winter and probably much of the spring quarter,” Mintert said. “Dressed steer weights have fallen 12 pounds since the first of the year vs. a five-year average decline of just 5 lbs. and were fractionally below a year ago in late January. Weights are expected to continue to fall more sharply than normal as poor feeding conditions are more widely reflected in market ready cattle. And fed cattle slaughter volume is likely to tighten as winter turns to spring. This combination should lead to reduced boxed beef production which will be supportive of fed cattle prices in late winter and spring.” It was clear that fed cattle traders had similar expectations last week. On the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), live cattle futures were well above week earlier numbers. The February contract was slightly lower during the session last Thursday, however, it closed at $94.12, a premium to the cash market and nearly $1 higher than the prior week. April live cattle contracts were higher at the end of the session last Thursday, closing up 12 points at $96.40, nearly $2 higher than a week earlier. June live issues were down 22 points, closing at $93 and August lost 10 points to close the day at $90.15. Feeder cattle The jump in the fed cattle markets offered a boost to feeder cattle prices last week in most areas. The CME feeder cattle index was at $98.40, nearly $2 above week earlier levels. The feeder cattle market was supported by rising feeder contract prices and a steady corn market, at least for the March contract, which last Thursday was trading at $4.07 per bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade. However, feeder cattle prices are still below year ago levels, according to Mintert. “Despite last week’s price increase, heavy weight feeder steers are still priced about 10 to 13 percent below a year ago in Kansas and Nebraska, respectively. High corn prices have had an even bigger impact on light weight steer prices as prices for 500-600 lb. steers in Kansas were down 19 percent and Nebraska prices for the same weight steers were down 17 percent, compared to a year ago,” he said. Corn crops from South America are nearing harvest, which has kept a lid on the grain trade in recent days. However, any apparent shortage in foreign crops, which could trigger additional U.S. export or a March plantings report which shows the potential for a short U.S. crop, could mean all bets are off. A short U.S. corn crop could spell disaster for feeder cattle prices, so market analysts are cautioning producers to keep an eye on the grain markets. Already, weather problems are preventing corn growers from completing necessary field work. Substantial delays could cut into yields later in the year, a problem the beef business would prefer to avoid. For now, however, cattle buyers are taking advantage of the sideways corn trade to bid up prices on feeder cattle. For example, in Three Rivers, TX, last Wednesday, feeder steers traded $5 higher, while feeder heifers traded in a range of $2-4 higher than the prior week with some instances of as much as $10 higher on the better kinds. Trade and demand was called good with a good test in all classes. In Belen, NM, last week, feeder steers and heifers under 600 lbs. traded hands for prices as much as $5-7 higher than the previous week. Those cattle over 600 lbs. were called steady. Good buyer participation was noted since much of the snow in that area had melted. In Oklahoma City, OK, there was a big jump in the number of cattle consigned, with many of the offered lots coming off of wheat grass. Feeder steers were called steady to firm at the sale, while feeder heifers were steady to $1 lower, with most of the decline on those cattle weighing more than 750 lbs. Steer and heifer calves were mostly steady to $2 higher on moderate to good demand although buyers were reportedly more selective for kind and condition last week as a result of more winter weather in the forecast. In West Plains, MO, steers under 700 lbs. and heifers in all classes sold steady to $2 higher last week with a few stocker steer calves under 350 lbs. as much as $3-5 higher. Heavier weight steers were lightly tested, although the few sales in that class were called steady to weak. Supply at the sale was reportedly very light with good demand. In Loup City, NE, last week, feeder steers and heifers trended fully $4-6 higher. Overall cattle quality was good, with the bulk of the offering over 700 lbs. Demand was called very good from a broad buyer base. Runs of feeder cattle in the northern states remain seasonally light and trends are difficult to spot. However, in most areas, prices were trending higher last week. In Mitchell, SD, last week, feeder steers and heifers sold steady to $2 higher, with the increase mainly on the lighter weight cattle. There were reportedly many load lots in the offering and buyer demand was called good. On the West Coast, pasture conditions remain relatively dry and prices remain depressed slightly as a result in those areas. For example, in Madera, CA, the stocker and feeder cattle on offer were mostly steady with the prior week’s sale despite a light test of the market. Steers in the 500 lb. class sold in a wide range of $92-107.50, while heifers in the same weight class brought $80-93.50. Steers in the 600 lb. class sold between $83 and $92.75, while heifers in the class brought $77-89.75. Seven-weight steers sold in a range of $80-91 and 700-799 lb. heifers sold from $76 to $84.

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