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Thursday, December 20,2007

Test Reports

by WLJ
The 97 head of bulls on performance test at the Oklahoma Panhandle State Central Testing Station have completed 84 days of the 112 day testing period. They will finish testing Jan. 29 and the top 70 head will sell in the 53rd Annual Performance Tested Bull Sale Feb. 23. Phil Light’s Angus bull 17-4 sired by Bon View New Design 878 leads the junior age bulls with an ADG (Average Daily Gain) of 5.46 pounds. Tim Meier’s Angus bull 21-1 sired by GAR New Design 9391 is second with a gain of 5.38 pounds per day. Two other Phil Light bulls rank third and fourth with ADG’s of 5.24 and 5.02 pounds, respectively. One is a son of Summitcrest Hi Flyer 3B18 and the other is sired by Miller’s Bullseye J373. In the junior pen division, Phil Light’s pen of four Angus is first with an ADG of 4.63 pounds. Leroy Mindemann’s pen of four Angus is second with an ADG of 4.62 pounds and Tim Meier’s pen of four Angus is third with an average gain of 4.52 pounds per day. All four bulls are sons of GAR New Design 9391. The senior age bulls are lead by Larry Weinkauf’s Angus bull 26-3 with an ADG of 6.64 pounds. The bull is sired by SAF New Design K500. An Al Rutledge Angus bull sired by Bon View New Design 1407 is second with an ADG of 5.93 pounds. In third place is another of Larry Weinkauf’s Angus bulls, sired by SAF New Design K500, with a gain of 5.89 pounds per day. Another Al Rutledge bull is at 5.87 pounds per day, tied with Dwight Waugh’s Simmental bull sired by Dew Dot Corn. The Al Rutledge pen of three Angus leads the senior pen division with an ADG of 5.34 pounds. B&M Angus, Edmond, OK, has the second place senior pen with an ADG of 5.22 pounds on three Angus, and Larry Weinkauf’s pen of three Angus is third with an ADG of 4.85 pounds. Phil Light’s pen of four Angus is the most efficient junior pen in feed conversion, requiring 6.2 pounds of as-fed feed per pound of gain. Al Rutledge’s pen of three senior bulls leads this group with an as-fed feed conversion of 6.8 pounds feed per pound of gain. The 53rd Annual OPSU Performance Tested Bull Sale is set for 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 23, at the England Activity Building, University Farm, Goodwell, OK. Those interested in the performance reports and a sale catalog can contact Gwen Martin, Animal Science Department, OPSU, 580/349-1500 or e-mail gwen@opsu.edu. NCBTA midterm bull test The Northeast Colorado Bull Test Association’s 29th annual 120-day test officially started on Nov. 1, 2004. Seventy five bulls representing 24 cooperators were weighed Dec. 16 for their 45-day midterm report. Two Angus bulls entered by Kimmel Angus, Stoneham, CO, led all entries with an average daily gain of 5.82 pounds per day. One of the calves was born Jan. 29, and sired by Hoff Limited Edition and had a weight per day of age (WDA) of 3.94 pounds. The other calf in the calving ease division was born Feb. 6, and sired by Bon View New Design 1407 and posted a WDA 3.63 pounds. The average daily gain (ADG) for all bulls on test was 4.35 pounds per day, with an average WDA of 3.18 pounds. Bulls on test represent the following breeds: Simmental, Angus, Angus Calving Ease, Hereford, Red Angus, Crossbred and Limousin. The Black Angus division is having a separate calving ease division. All calving ease bulls must have an actual birth weight of no more than 80 pounds. In addition, they must have a maximum birth weight Expected Progeny Difference (EPD) of +2.5 pounds, respectively. In the Simmental breed group, a purebred son of Drake Stress Free born Feb. 14 and entered by George Rober, Sedgwick, CO, posted an ADG of 5.66 pounds per day and a WDA of 4.02 pounds. Roderick Polled Herefords, Lindon, CO, has the top gaining bull in the Hereford division. Roderick’s bull sired by Star Geronimo 335K and born Feb. 17, posted an ADG of 4.41 pounds per day with a WDA of 3.32 pounds. In the Red Angus division, a son of Schuler 9160 1435L born Mar. 6, entered by the X 7 Ranch Inc., Merino, CO, posted an ADG of .5.03 pounds per day and a WDA of 3.40 pounds. A Balancer bull from Steve Smith Angus, Lehi, UT, born Mar. 27 is leading the crossbred division with an ADG of 4.37 pounds and a WEA of 3.06. This calf is sired by Jaynbee New Design 036. In the Limousin division, a son of Cole 140J born Mar. 25, entered by Fort Bridger Limousin, Fort Bridger, WY, posted an ADG of 4.43 with a WDA of 3.34 pounds. Bulls on test are indexed within their breed groups based on the ADG and WDA ratios, bulls that index 95 or higher are eligible for entry in the NCBTA annual sale. NCBTA will be holding its 29th annual sale at noon on April 2, at NCBTA’s test facilities north of Akron, CO, east of Highway 63. For more information on the weight report contact NCBTA at 970/522-3200, ext. 283.

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Thursday, December 20,2007

Market conditions still tough

by WLJ
Winter weather hit the southern Plains hard last week and hindered the cattle markets in Texas, Oklahoma and Missouri, where ice storms brought shipments to a grinding halt. With the likelihood of more snow in the forecast for late last week and the weekend, some light fed cattle got underway early last Thursday at $140 dressed basis in Nebraska. Prior to the light trade development last week, which wasn’t enough to call a trend, the prior week’s live sales in the South came at $88. In the North, live sales traded at $87-89 and dressed sales were in a range of $138 to $140. Most analysts predicted at least steady trade as a result of the approaching winter storm and despite falling cutout values. There was certainly incentive for feeders to move cattle because of the rising cost of gain and the difficulty of recovering lost weight in icy, muddy feedlots. It appeared last week that boxed beef cutout values had found their near-term top. By mid-week last week, cutout values began to retreat from their unusually high prices. The pullback in prices was widely expected by market analysts after a rapid run-up as a result of lower than normal kill levels and some good demand. In last Thursday’s trade, Choice boxed beef values dropped $1.13 to $153.53. Select cuts declined 18 cents to $141.46. However, those prices were still below last year’s impressive cutout values of $158.02 on the Choice and $143.95 on the Select. Packers were working last week to take advantage of the good market and make some money. HedgersEdge.com estimated packer margins in the black at $18.60 per head last week. However, there was no immediate ramp-up in harvest. Last Thursday’s slaughter volume was only 115,000 head. That number was 8,000 lower than the prior Thursday and 11,000 fewer than a year earlier. For the week-to-date total through last Thursday, packers had slaughtered 458,000 head, 25,000 more than the previous week, but well below the same period in 2006 when 481,000 head were killed by packers. Slaughter weights continue to run above a year ago and despite the higher corn prices being paid by feedlots, there isn’t much hope among analysts that it will directly affect beef production during the year ahead. Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) Analysts Len Steiner and Steve Meyer said last week in comments that USDA anticipates overall beef production to grow at a rate of 2.4 percent this year, reaching 26.7 billion lbs., the third largest supply in history. The largest supply came in 2002, when 27 billion lbs. was marketed. “The latest report projects U.S. beef imports to increase by 207 million pounds, or 6.7 percent in 2007. We suspect that the main reason for this is the expected increase in shipments from Uruguay and possibly increased shipments from Australia and New Zealand should U.S. beef start flowing more freely into Asia. U.S. beef exports are expected to reach 1.44 billion pounds, 290 million pounds or 25 percent more than the previous year,” Meyer and Steiner said. If those numbers prove out, the question becomes: Where will the production come from? Current U.S. cattle numbers are expected to be stagnant when released by USDA on Feb. 3, and cattle on feed pre-report estimates last week were predicting placements well below last year’s high numbers. Livestock Marketing Information Center, based in Denver, CO, predicted the number of cattle on feed as of Jan. 1 would be just 0.2 percent below last year. Placements were predicted to be 18.1 percent below the prior December and marketing numbers were predicted to be 4.8 percent lower than the prior year. On CME, live cattle contracts last Thursday were trading in a narrowly mixed range, with up-front contracts lower and deferred contracts slightly higher. The market was relatively light with many traders awaiting news of cash trade. February contracts were 15 points lower at $92.40 last Thursday. April traded 40 points in the red, settling at $93.55, and June was down 17 points at $89.85. Feeder cattle The Jan. 12 USDA crop production report put a tight lid on the feeder cattle markets last week. The result was much bearish pressure on CME feeder cattle contracts. However, a stall in the upward movement in corn allowed a small rally in the feeder cattle pit last Thursday. After being up the limit for two consecutive days earlier in the week, corn moved slightly higher during the day’s session, but profit-taking in corn held the March contract only 4 cents higher at $4.12 a bushel. Analysts predict the market will continue to move higher toward $4.30 to $4.50 per bushel, however, feeder cattle traders took advantage of the pause. The January contract gained $1.35 in last Thursday's trade, closing the session at $95.27. March was up 80 points at $93.55 and April was 82 cents higher at $95.32. Contracts closed higher across the board at the end of the day last Thursday. However, the overall trend for the week was lower. In comparison, the CME feeder cattle index was off 60 cents on Thursday at $96.69. Many auction markets across the southern tier last week were dark as a result of the ice storm that rolled through, knocking out power and causing transportation problems for producers. Only a few select Texas markets held sales and major markets in Oklahoma were also closed for the week. In Athens, TX, at one of the few operational markets last week, feeder steers and heifers were $3-8 lower, with some instances of as much as $10 lower, although trade and demand were called strong. In Woodward, OK, feeder steers were trading $4-7 lower last Tuesday. Feeder heifers were as much as $4.50-8 lower and steer calves were $4-9 lower. Heifer calves were $8-10 lower. With winter storms in the area and corn futures up, the limit demand was light to moderate for all classes. Farther west in Dodge City, KS, the weather was cold, but lacked the precipitation received farther south. As a result, the market was more active last Thursday, however, steers and heifers in the 300-700 lb. range were not present in enough quantity to provide an accurate market test, but lower undertone was noted. Steers 700-1,000 lbs. were $2-4 lower and heifers from 700 to 900 lbs. were $3-5 lower.   The market in Fort Collins, CO, as a part of its annual National Western Stock Show special sale, sold feeder steers in the 600-800 lb. range for prices $2-4 lower than the previous week. Those lots over 800 lbs. were steady to $1 lower. Steer calves under 600 lbs. sold for instances of $4-7 lower. Heifers under 750 lbs. were $1-3 lower while those over 750 lbs. sold firm. Buyer demand was called best on feeders over 700 lbs. and moderate for all other classes. Several strings of high quality reputation consignments were on offer at the sale. Meanwhile in Greeley, CO, 300-500 lb. steers and heifers sold $3-5 lower. Steers and heifers in the 500-650 lb. class sold $2-3 lower and 650-1,000 lb. steers and heifers sold for steady money. In Hub City, NE, compared to the previous week, feeder steers and heifers sold $2-3 lower with some instances of as much as $4 lower. On the West Coast, in Madras, OR, steers and heifers in the 400-500 lb. class were $8-9 lower, while heifer mates sold as much as $10 lower than the prior week. Steers and heifers in the 500-600 lb. class were $8-11 lower and cattle in the 600-700 lb. range were $5-10 lower. In Galt, CA, a light run of steers and heifers sold for prices steady to $5 lower on steers and heifers under 600 lbs. Feeder steers and heifers over 600 lbs. were steady to $5 lower last week.

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Thursday, December 20,2007

Five Rivers, Certified Angus Beef, Swift join forces

by WLJ
Angus producers in Texas and surrounding states have a new marketing opportunity. Now more than ever, it pays to aim for the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand target and feed your load-lot groups at Hartley Feeders. Located in the northern Panhandle near Hartley, TX, and owned by Five Rivers Ranch Cattle Feeding LLC, the feedlot has negotiated a CAB alliance grid with Swift & Co. for delivery at its Dumas, TX, plant from Hartley Feeders. Swift & Co. is a leading packer in high quality branded beef programs. CAB, a non-profit subsidiary of the American Angus Association, operates the world’s largest branded beef company. Five Rivers is the largest cattle feeder in the U.S., marketing nearly 1.5 million cattle per year, mostly on grids to major packers. Its one-time capacity is more than 800,000 head in 10 feedlots from Texas to Idaho, Kansas, Oklahoma and Colorado. The Hartley yard capacity is 73,000 head. If that sounds too big for your feeding interest, consider the company’s focus. “Traditionally, we have kept our heads down and fed cattle as efficiently as possible,” says Five Rivers Vice President of Marketing Luke Lind. “But the industry is changing and we want to lead that change to everyone’s advantage. It’s clear that the competitive advantage goes to relationship marketing and capturing premiums for higher value cattle.” A Five Rivers link with ORIgen demonstrated that improved Angus genetics do perform well, Lind says. “It also showed that not all Angus can hit the target without suffering discounts from crossing the Yield Grade 4 line or poor dressing percentage,” he adds. The new marketing initiative will build on a growing relationship with Angus producers, adding a unique grid with quality incentives and data feedback. Working together, producers can make Texas area Angus cattle grow in value and profitability, Lind says. Hartley Feeders is not about to turn away from its focus on low-cost, efficient production, says manager Gene Lowrey. “We are simply increasing our emphasis on value-added and branded beef opportunities with a goal of sustained premiums for feeding customers.” The opportunity comes largely from the typically low percentage of Choice or better cattle in Texas packing plants, says Tom Brink, Five Rivers senior vice president of cattle ownership and risk management. “That average in Texas is 40 percent, compared to almost 65 percent in Nebraska plants. If we can deliver high-grading cattle in this lower-grade base area, producers will reap the reward. “More specifically, we are doing a lot more sorting to reduce variation,” he adds. “We have to recognize the 30-year trend toward heavier carcass weights is not going to turn around anytime soon. We stand to create more value when we increase our out weights and decrease our ‘non- conforming’ cattle, such as those that are too fat or produce a carcass that is too heavy.” Five Rivers’ Manager of Beef Programs and Operations Analysis, Tony Bryant, says the key is to harvest more cattle at their optimal endpoint. “We will use marginal cost vs. marginal return analysis to get the most out of those high quality cattle,” he says. “It’s exciting to see how CAB brand acceptance is directly correlated to premiums in our data. As the CAB rate varies from 3.26 percent to 13.24 percent, cattle have returned an additional $85/head. Now that we have a program in place, we can improve on that.” Information technology that Five Rivers brings to bear can answer most questions and cross- correlate cattle health, feedyard performance, and carcass characteristics, Bryant adds. That allows producers to fine tune their herds to hit the high quality beef target represented by the CAB brand and the Swift & Co. grid. “This may be the best marketing opportunity for improved Angus cattle in this area,” Lowrey says. The grid pays premiums based on the previous week’s USDA Choice-Select spread, and features a $5/cwt. premium on all CAB-accepted carcasses. Discounts are relatively mild and allow a range of 535- to 1,000-lb. hot carcass weight. How can producers earn these premiums? “We will buy, partner or custom feed your Angus-sired cattle,” Lowrey says. “We need to start with uniform load-lots (enough to fill a 50,000-lb. capacity trailer) of individually identified, healthy cattle. That lets them perform and grade to their full potential,” he says. “We can’t afford to clean up mismanaged cattle, but we will bid aggressively for the right kind when they are healthy.” Hartley Feeders’ preferences/minimum standards: 45 days weaned; 5-way vaccination, twice - Type 1 BVD, Type 2 BVD, IBR, BRSV, PI3; Clostridial vaccination; De-wormer (injectable, pour-on, and/or drench); Not aggressively implanted; Uniform size and weight. For more details, contact Hartley Feeders at 806/365-4666, or e-mail gene.lowrey@fiveriverscattle.com

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Thursday, December 20,2007

Tyson adds two "natural" beef product lines

by WLJ
Tyson Foods, Inc. and Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) are teaming up to provide CAB brand Natural beef, the two organizations announced today. Tyson will also soon begin offering Star Ranch Natural Angus Beef. “The CAB brand and Star Ranch Angus Beef have been very successful programs for Tyson and we’re excited to add ‘natural’ product lines to both,” said Noel White, group vice president of Tyson Fresh Meats. “Consumer demand for natural beef is increasing and we believe there’s an opportunity for us to grow with it. While we have every confidence in our traditional beef products, we also believe in giving our customers a choice.” According to Cattle Buyers Weekly, the “natural” beef segment is almost a $1 billion niche of the U.S. beef industry and continues to grow. The beef products will come from cattle that have never received antibiotics or hormones and have been given a 100 percent grass and grain diet. They will be Angus, source verified to birth and fed in “natural” designated feed yards. The Beef Marketing Group (BMG), a cooperative of Kansas and Nebraska feed yards, is the first cattle feeding organization to participate in the initiative. “We believe our efforts to source naturally raised cattle, and following proper animal handling and feeding protocols, will provide consumers with another high quality protein choice,” White said. “In fact, we believe this program will raise the standard for performance in the production and marketing of fresh, natural beef.” For nearly 30 years, the CAB brand has been the benchmark for high quality beef. Only 8 percent of beef meets the CAB brand’s high standards for mouth watering flavor, juiciness and tenderness. Tyson Fresh Meats, formerly known as IBP, Inc., became a licensed CAB packer in 1992. It is the leading supplier of CAB products to the foodservice and retail industries in the U.S. and throughout the world. After 14 years of this successful partnership, it was a natural progression for the two companies to jointly enter the natural beef marketplace. “The joint commitment by BMG, Tyson and CAB to produce CAB brand Natural raises the bar for production standards and product quality for all natural beef brands,” says Jim Riemann, CAB president. “This joint effort gives consumers a choice that will exceed their expectations for natural beef products.” Tyson-supplied CAB brand Natural and Star Ranch Natural products will be available to retail and foodservice customers on a limited basis beginning in February. The products are expected to complement the traditional offering in the retail meat case and also meet the demands of the natural foods retailer.

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Thursday, December 20,2007

2005 National Western Show ResultsLimousin, Gelbvieh

by WLJ
Female division 1, May 4-23, 2004 1st, EXLR Sheza 518P, EXLR Dakota 353G, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK; 2nd, MAGS Puppet Master, EXLR Dakota 353G, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 3rd, MAGS Pink Rose, EXLR Dakota 353G, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 4th, Auto Miss America 836P, Auto American Idol, Pinegar Limousin, Springfield, MO; 5th, MAGS Perils of Pauline, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO. Female division 1, April 3-25, 2004 1st, Carrousels Presley, GPFF Blaque Rulon, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI; 2nd, MAGS Puff, Mags Kaptain America, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 3rd, Deatsman's Precious 418P, Wulfs Keynote 5474K, Renee Deatsman, Leesburg, IN; 4th, BOJR Priscilla 405P, Auto Real Deal 121M, James Bohi, Wellsville, KS; 5th, Carrousel's Philicia 4396P, TNUH Blue Print 245H, Carrousel Farms, Monroe, WI. Female division 1, Mar. 17-29, 2004 1st, CRSL Polly 4166 P, Movl Rouser, Megan Rolf, LeRoy, KS; 2nd, Sennett Heather 448P, EXLR Moderator 053M, Sennett Cattle Co., Waynetown, IN; 3rd, VL Princess 426P, Tubbb Law Dog 009L, Cheyanne Ratliff, Westphalia, KS; 4th, Deatsman's Polly, EXLR Dakota 353G, Renee Deatsman, Leesburg, IN; 5th, D/S Pearl 412P, EXLR Dakota 353G, Sean Riordan, Reddick, IL. Female division 1, Feb. 15 - Mar. 11, 2004 1st, DVFC Brightstar 326P, JCL Lodestar 27L, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN; 2nd, Mags Prom Night, MAGS Kaptain America, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 3rd, MAGS Princess Warrior, Auto Black Dakota, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 4th, DVFC Liana 330P, GPFF Blaque Rulon, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN; 5th, O'Briens Priscilla 4200P, Wulfs Jump Short 3519J, O'Brien Farms, Pineville, MO. Champion Female Division 1: DVFC Brightstar 326P, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN. Reserve Female Division 1: EXLR Sheza 518P, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK. Female division 2, Feb. 10-29, 2004 1st, Carrousels Purity, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI; 2nd, EXLR Rebeca 715P, Cole Montana Sky 36M, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK; 3rd, BOHD Proper Lady 576P, MAGS Little Brother, Jacob Bohi, Wellsville, KS; 4th, MAGS Paradise Alley, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 5th, ZWLC Darling 955P, EXLR Dakota 353G, Zach Weldon, Piedmont, OK. Female division 2, Feb. 1-8, 2004 1st, Carrousels Pina Colada, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI; 2nd, Carrousel's Patricia 4338P, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 3rd, MLJB Picture Bride, EXLR Latigo 029M, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 4th, Carrousels Precious, WULFS Fanfare 4055F, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI; 5th, DVFC Penny 217P, EXLR Fully Loaded 419L, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN. Female division 2, Dec. 30 - Jan. 17, 2004 1st, EXLR Skymere 506P, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK; 2nd, Carrousels Pretty Special, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI; 3rd, DVFC Willow 107P, EXLR Fully Loaded 419L, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN; 4th, MAGS Pretty Looker, JCL Baxter, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 5th, DVFC Chocolate Bar 110, EXLR Fully Loaded 419L, Lacy Stephens, Statham, GA. Champion Female Division 2: Carrousels Purity, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI. Reserve Female Division 2: EXLR Skymere 506P, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK. Female division 3, Nov. 12 - Dec. 5, 2003 1st, Auto Demetra 264N, Auto American Idol, Pinegar Limousin, Springfield, MO; 2nd, JCL Red Pepper, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Eden Run Farms, Inc., Welch, OK; 3rd, FRDB Nebula 301N, FRDA Kryptonite, Bolton Ferda, Medford, OK; 4th, OKF New Demand, EXLR Latigo 029M, Oak Knoll Farm, Clinton, SC. Female division 3, Sept. 13 - Oct. 19, 2003 1st, EXLR Jenna 579N, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK; 2nd, JCL Sara, EXLR Dakota 353G, Eden Run Farms, Inc., Welch, OK; 3rd, LNSR NORA, DJ Gentleman in Black, Shipman Cattle Co., Girard, KS; 4th, Auto Deanna 249N, Auto American Idol, Pinegar Limousin of Springfield, MO. Champion Female Division 3: EXLR Jenna 579N, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK. Reserve Female Division 3: Auto Demetra 264N, Pinegar Limousin, Springfield, MO. Female division 4, May 1 - June 4, 2003 1st, MAGS Nutty Chocolate, DJ Gentleman in Black, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 2nd, Sennett Wendy 348N, EXLR Polled Benchmark 709G, Mallory Bannon, Ladoga, IN; 3rd, MDPL Night Games 64N, WULFS Guardian 5074G, Megan Perry, Grove, OK; 4th, MAGS Norma Rae, Taylor Wallace, Kalamath Falls, OR. Champion Female Division 4: MAGS Nutty Chocolate, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO. Reserve Female Division 4: Sennett Wendy 348N, Mallory Bannon, Ladoga, IN. Female division 5, Mar. 22 - April 20, 2003 1st, EXLR Lubly 7127N, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK; 2nd, MAGS Norma Rae 198N, EXLR Dakota 353G, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 3rd, DVFC Watch Me Work 432N, DVFC Cookie Monster 108H, Lacy Stephens, Statham, GA; 4th, EXLR Jenna 7101N, WULFS Guardian 5074G, Precision Genetics Cattle Co., Wheatland, CA; 5th, Auto Nalanie 217N, WULFS Guardian 5074G, James Bohi, Wellsville, KS. Female division 5, Mar. 1, 2003 - Mar. 7, 2003 1st, MAGS Nikki, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 2nd, TUBB Rulon 329N, GPFF Blaque Rulon, Morgan Ratliff, Westphalia, KS; 3rd, MAGS NYSSA, LVLS Secret Weapon 4408K, Cori Wallace, Klamath Falls, OR. Female division 5, Jan. 11 - Feb. 25, 2003 1st, MAGS Night Creature, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 2nd, MAGS Nepal, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 3rd, CIC Naples 28N, EXLR Dakota 353G, Country Inn Cattle Co., Klamath Falls, OR. Champion Female Division 5: EXLR Lubly 7127N, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK. Reserve Female Division 5: MAGS Norma Rae 198N, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO. Female division 6, Oct. 30, 2002 - Nov. 10, 2002 1st, DVFC Just As Luvly 1112M, WULFS Handyman 4253H, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN; 2nd, DL Martha 47M, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Blair Davis, Brownwood, TX. Female division 6 Tentative, Oct. 30 - Nov. 10, 2002 1st, Win Vue Blaque Ruby 273, GPFF Blaque Rulon, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN; 2nd, ML Maxine, EXLR Dakota 353G, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK. Champion Female Division 6: DVFC Just As Luvly 1112M, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN. Reserve Champion Female Division 6: Win Vue Blaque Ruby 273, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN. Female division cow/calf pair 1st, MAGS Maizie, EXLR Dakota 353G, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO. Female division cow/calf pair 1st, LFL Betty Jo 873 H, Tyre Dean 17B, Lawrence Family Limousin, Anton, TX. Female division cow/calf pair 1st, RMKR Black Princess, PJBB,706V, Rebecca Ferda, Medford, OK. Champion Cow/Calf: MAGS Maizie, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO. Reserve Champion Cow/Calf: LFL Betty Jo 873 H, Lawrence Family Limousin, Anton, TX. Grand Champion Female: EXLR Lubly 7127N, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK. Reserve Grand Female: MAGS Norma Rae 198N, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO. Bull division 1, April 29 - May 6, 2004 1st, DVFC TILT 520P, EXLR Dakota 353G, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN. Bull division 1 , Mar. 1-30, 2004 1st, Carrousels Point Blank, GPFF Blaque Rulon, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI; 2nd, DVFC Boyce 320P, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN; 3rd, TLIM Presley, TLIM Murray, Timperley Limousin, Tekamah, NE. Bull division 1, Jan. 26 - Feb. 21, 2004 1st, JCL Godfather, JCL Black Monster, Eden Run Farms, Inc., Welch, OK; 2nd, JCL Made in America, MAGS Kaptain America, Eden Run Farms, Inc., Welch, OK; 3rd, EXLR Paragon 702P, Carrousels, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK. Champion Bull Division 1: Carrousels Point Blank, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI. Reserve Bull Division 1: JCL Godfather, Eden Run Farms, Inc., Welch, OK. Bull division 2, Nov. 26, 2003 1st, DVFC Undeniable 1124N, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN. Bull division 2, Sept. 16, 2003 1st, JCL Gold Mine, EXLR Dakota 353G, Eden Run Farms, Inc., Welch, OK. Champion Bull Division 2: JCL Gold Mine, Eden Run Farms, Inc., Welch, OK. Reserve Bull Division 2: DVFC Undeniable 1124N, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN. Bull division 3, May 11, 2003 1st, MAGS Norbert, MDRC Tubb Lucky Strike, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO. Champion Bull Division 3: MAGS Norbert, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO. Bull division 4, Mar. 10-26, 2003 1st, EXLR Native 7133N, EXLR Judo 459J, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN; 2nd, EF Open Range 307N, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 3rd, O'Briens Nathaniel, WULFS Jump Shot, O'Brien Farms of Pineville, MO. Bull division 4, Jan. 6 - Feb. 27, 2003 1st, Carrousels NASDAQ, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI; 2nd, JCL Black Okie, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Eden Run Farms, Inc., Welch, OK;3rd, CIC Navigator 212N, Mine Polled Drydock, Vicki Avery, Dallas, OR. Champion Bull Division 4: Carrousels NASDAQ, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI. Reserve Champion Bull Division 4: EXLR Native 7133N, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN. Bull division 5, Sept. 20, 2002 1st, EF Main Stay, Auto Black Dakota 129J, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO. Champion Bull Division 5: EF Main Stay, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO. Bull division 6, Mar. 16, 2002 1st, EXLR Marlin 7115M, EXLR Polled Benchmark 709G, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK. Champion Bull Division 6: EXLR Marlin 7115M, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK. Champion Bull: Carrousels NASDAQ, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI. Reserve Grand Champion Bull: EF Main Stay, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO. Produce of dam 1st, Deer Valley Farm, Fayetteville, TN. Junior get-of-sire 1st, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI. Senior get-of-sire 1st, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI. Breeders best five head 1st, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK; 2nd, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI. Premier breeder award 1st, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK Premier exhibitor award 1st, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO Carload Bulls Limousin Carload 8 yearling bulls, calved between Jan. 1 - April 30, 2003 1st, Wulf Limousin, Morris, MN Carload 8 yearling bulls, calved Sept. 1 - Dec. 31, 2003 1st, Express Ranches, Yukon, OK Carload 10 bull calves, calved Feb. 15 - April 2, 2004 1st, Coleman Limousin Ranch Inc., Charlo, MT Carload 10 bull calves, calved Feb. 15 - Mar. 31, 2004 1st, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO; 2nd Express Ranches, Yukon, OK; 3rd Symens Bros. Limousin, Amherst, SD. Carload 10 bull calves, calved April 1 - May 31, 2004 1st, Wulf Limousin of Morris, MN; 2nd Running Creek Ranch of Elizabeth, CO Grand Champion Carload Limousin Bulls: 1st Magness Land & Cattle of Platteville, CO. Reserve Grand Champion Carload Limousin Bulls: 2nd Coleman Limousin Ranch Inc., Charlo, MT. Pen Show Limousin Pen of three bulls, calved Jan. 1 - April 30, 2003 1st, Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO. Pen of three bulls, calved May 1 - Aug. 31, 2003 1st, Running Creek Ranch, Elizabeth, CO. Champion Pen of Three Bulls - Division 1: 1st Magness Land & Cattle, Platteville, CO. Reserve Champion Pen of Three Bulls - Division 1: 2nd Running Creek Ranch, Elizabeth, CO. Pen of three bulls, calved Jan. 1 - Feb. 14, 2004 1st, Etherton Farms, Dawson, IL; 2nd Express Ranches, Yukon, OK; 3rd Lonely Valley Limousin, Creston, NE. Pen of three bulls, calved Jan. 1 - Feb. 14, 2004 1st, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI; 2nd, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI; 3rd, Lonely Valley Limousin, Creston, NE. Pen of three bulls, calved between Feb 15 - Mar. 31, 2004 1st, Wulf Limousin, Morris, MN; 2nd, Lund Limousin, Cottonwood, MN; 3rd, Hunt Limousin Ranch, Oxford, NE; 4th, Key Bar Ranch, Glendo, WY. Champion Pen of Three Bulls - Division 2: 1st Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI. Reserve Champion Pen of Three Bulls - Division 2: 2nd Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI. Pen of three bulls, calved Feb. 15 - Mar. 31, 2004 1st, Potterosa Limousin Farms, Redwood Falls, MN; 2nd, Petersons L 7 Bar Limousin, Pukwana, SD; 3rd, Rock Creek Outfitters, Hinsdale, MT. Pen of three bulls, calved April 1 - May 31, 2004 1st, Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI; 2nd, Wulf Limousin, Morris, MN; 3rd, Running Creek Ranch, Elizabeth, CO; 4th, Symens Bros Limousin, Amherst, SD. Pen of three bulls, calved April 1 - May 31, 2004 1st, Sennett Cattle Co., Waynetown, IN; 2nd, Wulf Limousin, Morris, MN Champion Pen of Three Bulls - Division 3: Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI. Reserve Champion Pen of Three Bulls - Division 3: Potterosa Limousin Farms, Redwood Falls, MN. Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI. Reserve Champion Pen of Three Bulls: Carrousel Farms, Mineral Point, WI. Gelbvieh Heifer calves, May 6-10, 2004 1st, GRU Ms Penny, Gatz Complete Pa, Grund Beef Genetics, Sharon Springs, KS; 2nd, PCCI Ms Ice 4316P, PCCI Black Ice 001, Pearson Cattle Co. Inc., Lake City, SD. Heifer calves, April 2-21, 2004 1st, 3G Cowgirl Persistence, SLC Freedom 178F, 3 G Ranch, Kendallville, IN; 2nd, BEAS 4002P, LWHF Fearless, Shad Ludemann, Ft. Pierre, SD; 3rd, BEA Julianne 4003P, JGW 3R 178F Freed, Beastrom Gelbveih, Pierre, SD; 4th, TJB Lady Granite 496 P ET, TJB Jagermeister, TJB Gelbvieh, Chickamauga, GA; 5th, BDCG DC Mary Lou 19P, BDCG Citizen F39L, Dawson Creek Gelbvieh, Easton, KS. Heifer calves, Mar. 10-30, 2004 1st, TJB Tempo 494P ET, TJB Jagermeister, TJB Gelbvieh, Chickamauga, GA; 2nd, FGRG Patty 411P, EGL Fosters LO17, Forbes Gelbvieh Ranch, Arlington, SD; 3rd, SEPT Playfully Sinful P104, EGL Fosters LO17, September Farms of Franklin, NE; 4th, BOKG Precious Onix 487P, OGSG Master ONIX, Overmiller Gelbvieh, Smith Center, KS; 5th, PCCI Ms Ice 4013P, PCCI Black Ice 001, Pearson Cattle Co. Heifer calves, Mar. 1-8, 2004 1st, TJB Velour 488P, TJB Massterpiece 1, TJB Gelbvieh; 2nd, CK Crystal 401P, Elk CK Bronco 41, Britney Volek, Highmore, SD; 3rd, LJSA Rose Mary ET, BTI Red Alert 2077, Sannes Stock Farm, Crookston, MN; 4th, VAC Tequila's Gal, JRI PLD Free Agen, Victoria Carroll, Rome, GA; 5th, JOB Danell Black Ice 30P, Job Danell Diamo, Danell Diamond Six Ranch, Lewiston, MT. Champion Spring Heifer Calf: 3G Cowgirl Persistence, 3 G Ranch, Kendallville, IN. Reserve Spring Heifer Calf: BEAS 4002P, Shad Ludemann, Ft. Pierre, SD. Heifer calves, Feb. 13-27, 2004 1st, Miss Freedom 4126P, SLC Freedom 178F, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, NE; 2nd, HFGC Miss Rebecca 34P57ET, SLC Freedom 178F, Hart Farm, Kansas City, KS; 3rd, 3G Promise Me Purple ET, SLC Freedom 178F, 3 G Ranch of Kendallville, IN; 4th, DMRS Whiskey Girl 427P, SLC Freedom 178F, Raile Gelbvieh, St Francis, KS; 5th, MTR Miss Peaches 796P, RAG MR Extra WO, MTR Cattle Company, Buffalo, WY. Heifer calves, Feb. 5-12, 2004 1st, EGL Autumn Red P039 ET, SLC Freedom 178F, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD; 2nd, LJSA Ms Minnesota 403P, WAC Plaines ANC, Sarah Sannes, Crookston, MN; 3rd, EGLLeah Lynn PO18 ET, EGL Fosters LO17, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD; 4th, EGL Vanstone ET, EGL Fosters LO17, Kaycie Shearer, Canton, KS; 5th, WTSH Hilltops Pebbles, SLC Freedom 178F, Russell Family Livestock, Broooklyn, WI. Heifer calves, Feb. 1-4, 2004 1st, RMS Jilian 5P ET, JCGR Bar GT Louie, Ridinger Cattle Co., Kersey, CO; 2nd, EGL Lara P010 ET, EGL Fosters LO17, Eagle Pass Ranchm, Highmore, SD; 3rd, EGL Leah Rae P006 ET, EGL Fosters LO17, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD; 4th, TSGF Southern Jewl, KCF Bennett Land, T-Square Gelbvieh Farm, Mooresville, NC; 5th VAC Tequila's Freedom ET, SLC Freedom 178F, Victoria Carroll, Rome, GA. Heifer calves, Jan. 18-31, 2004 1st, Tau Freedom 437P, SLC Freedom 178F, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, NE; 2nd, JGPG GCGF Barami 404P ET, SLC Freedom 178F, Goose Creek Gelbvieh, Marion, NC; 3rd, TJB Vasanti 442P ET, BTI Red Alert 2077, TJB Gelbvieh, Chickamauga, GA; 4th, KIT Carlie P15 ET, BTI Red Alert 2077, Carrie Ann Tilghman, Glasgow, KY. Heifer calves, Jan. 1-17, 2004 1st, RTRM Patty 98NP, SLC Freedom 178F, Megan Rea, Berthoud, CO; 2nd, DARC P401, XXB Titus 880K, Backward L Farms, Inc., Oxford, NE; 3rd, BTI Ruby 2204P ET, BTI Big Sky 2066K E, Hartland Farm, Stella, MO; 4th, BDCG DC Arata 39P5 ET, JRI PLD Free Agent, Dawson Creek Gelbvieh, Easton, KS; 5th, 3G Cowgirl Pearl 404P, JRI PLD Free Agent, 3 G Ranch, Kendallville, IN. Champion Winter Heifer Calf: EGL Autumn Red P039 ET, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD. Reserve Winter Heifer Calf: Miss Freedom 4126P, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, NE. Yearling heifers, Nov. 5-13, 2003 1st, PLR Jaylen Rose 360N, BTI Red Alert 2077, Emilie Bibb, Mason, TX; 2nd, TWA DANI Dancer, RHRT Independent, Kelsie McEndaffer, New Raymer, CO Yearling heifers, Oct. 2-14, 2003 1st, CIRS Free Lady ET, SLC Freedom 178F, John R Shearer, Canton, KS; 2nd, BTI Sophie 2221N ET, BTI Red Alert 2077, Hartland Farm, Stella, MO; 3rd, KAKC JPTK FeeBee, JCGR Bar GT Mach, Keaton Kendrick, Palmyra, MO. Yearling heifers, Sept. 1-22, 2003 1st, BTI Vickie 2217N ET, SLC Freedom 178F, Little Bull Farm, Manchester, KY; 2nd, KIT Jenna N29, BTI Red Alert 2077, Kitley Gelbvieh of Flora, IL; 3rd, JCGR SEPT Guilty Pleasure 414, JCGR Bar GT Mach, September Farms, Franklin, NE. Champion Senior Heifer Calf: BTI Vickie 2217N ET, Little Bull Farm, Manchester, KY. Reserve Senior Heifer Calf: CIRS Free Lady ET, John R Shearer, Canton, KS. Yearling heifers, Aug. 17-21, 2003 1st, JRI Ms Red Alert 634N55, JRI Extra Exposure, T Bar S Cattle Co., Bennets Mill, MO; 2nd, JLAB Jenni's Morning Glory, EGL Fosters LO17, Jenni LuAnn Blackwell, Gibson, NC; 3rd, JNCC GDN Super Statement 3, Rag Super Sonic, Nowack Cattle Company, Owensville, MO. Yearling heifers, Apr. 1 - May 14, 2003 1st, VLK Destiny, BTI Red Alert 2077, Volek Gelbvieh, Highmore, SD; 2nd, KJLG Nautica, SLC Freedom 178F, Leonhardt Cattle Company, Lake Preston, SD; 3rd, BDCG Joanie 3N1 ET, JRI PLD Free Agent, Raile Gelbvieh, St Francis, KS; 4th, BNW Nightshade 3029N, BNW Gunslinger 1, Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Model, CO; 5th, JWBG Glamour Girl 50N, JWBG 2K Atomic R, Nine Bar Nine Gelbvieh, Meriden, WY. Yearling heifers, Mar. 5-8, 2003 1st, Mooreland Alexis N345, SLC Freedom 178F, T Bar S Cattle Co., Bennets Mill, MO; 2nd, EGL Anna N321, LWHF Fearless, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD; 3rd, TJB Not Too Bad, MAC Mr Valhalla, JP Triple K Farm, Palmyra, MO. Champion Intermediate Heifer Calf: VLK Destiny, Volek Gelbvieh, Highmore, SD. Reserve Intermediate Heifer Calf: KJLG Nautica, Leonhardt Cattle Company, Lake Preston, SD. Yearling heifers, Feb. 1-26, 2003 1st, EGL Rylee N024 ET, EGL Fosters LO17, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD; 2nd, Tau Ms Freedom America 367N, JRI Extra Maximize, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, NE; 3rd, JRI Ms Phenomenal 8N7, JRI PLD Free Agent, Raile Gelbvieh of St Francis, KS; 4th, MTR Miss Foxy Lady 742N, SLC Freedom 178F, MTR Cattle Company, Buffalo, WY; 5th, HFGC Miss Roxanne 34N42, SLC Freedom 178F, Hart Farm, Kansas City, KS. Young heifers, Jan 5-24, 2003 1st, JCGR Bar GT MS 9N, JCGR Bar GT Dime, Anthony Webb, Raeford, NC; 2nd, SCCB Nikki N06, Elk CK Bronco 41, Dromgooles Heaven, Mason, TX; 3rd, DBRG Foxi Roxi 8N, Elk CK Bronco 41, David Rea, Berthoud, CO; 4th, JTKD Titania, XXB Titus 880K, Lacey McClayland, Fredonia, KS; 5th, DCJ Ms Reese 306N, BTI Red Alert 2077, Hillcrest Acres, Miller, NE. Champion Junior Heifer: JCGR Bar GT MS 9N, Anthony Webb, Raeford, NC. Reserve Junior Heifer: SCCB Nikki N06, Dromgooles Heaven, Mason, TX. Senior heifers, Nov. 22 - Dec. 31, 2002 1st, BABR Secret Crush, Elk CK Bronco 41, Wattis Ranch of Casper, WY; 2nd, VER Lee Ann 304M ET, SLC Freedom 178F, Adam Verner, Rutledge, GA. Senior heifers, Sept. 3-5, 2002 1st, ADDG Tequila Rose, LWHF Fearless, September Farms, Franklin, NE; 2nd, FGFS Kandy Kisses 22M, SLC Freedom 178F, September Farms of Franklin, NE. Champion Senior Heifer: BABR Secret Crush, Wattis Ranch of Casper, WY. Reserve Senior Heifer: VER Lee Ann 304M ET, Adam Verner, Rutledge, GA. Senior heifers, Jan. 21 - Nov. 12, 2001 1st, BTI Kali 2005K, LWHF Fearless, September Farms, Franklin, NE; 2nd, JPTK Miss Free Source, SLC Freedom 178F, Keaton Kendrick, Palmyra, MO. Champion Cow/calf: BTI Kali 2005K, September Farms, Franklin, NE. Reserve Cow/calf: JPTK Miss Free Source, Keaton Kendrick, Palmyra, MO. Grand Champion Cow/calf Pairs: JCGR Bar GT MS 9N, Anthony Webb, Raeford, NC. Reserve Grand Champion Cow/calf Pairs: SCCB Nikki N06, Dromgooles Heaven, Mason, TX. Bull calves, Mar. 29 - May 03, 2004 1st. MLLR 421P, GATZ Heavyduty P, Double K Cattle, Fredonia, KS; 2nd, Dahl Fully Awesome 103P, JRI Fully Loaded 2, D Bar D Gelbvieh, Hazelton, ND; 3rd, JDPD Rebel Yell 2133P, Spur Beretta 703, Dromgooles Heaven, Mason, TX; 4th, PCCI Paycheck 4071P, BEA Maxim, Pearson Cattle Co. Inc., Lake City, SD. Bull calves Mar. 1-14, 2004 1st, VLK Pl, BTI Red Alert 2077, Volek Gelbvieh, Highmore, SD; 2nd, BEA Vegas 403P, EGL Fosters LO17, Beastrom Gelbveih, Pierre, SD; 3rd, AHL Blackhawk, TJB Jagermeister, Poker City Ranch, Agenda, KS; 4th, GRU EASY STUFF 014P, JRI PLD Free Agent, Grund Beef Genetics of Sharon Springs, KS; 5th, KRSG GET 'ER DONE P05, LJSA Buster 239M, Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Gladstone, ND. Champion Spring Bull Calf: VLK Pl, Volek Gelbvieh, Highmore, SD. Reserve Spring Bull Calf: BEA Vegas 403P, Beastrom Gelbveih, Pierre, SD. Bull calves, Feb. 17-28, 2004 1st, HFGC HF Roscoe 34P59 ET, SLC Freedom 178F, Hart Farm, Kansas City, KS; 2nd, DAR Prospector 3P ET, DAR Rawhide 201M, DAR Rasmussen's Gelbvieh, Webster City, IA; 3rd, Mr Beretta of 920 128P ET, Spur Beretta 703, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, NE; 4th, TJB Geared Up 483P ET, DAR Rawhide 201M, TJB Gelbvieh of Chickamauga, GA; 5th, CIRS Ultra ET, EGL Guido K051 ET, Circle S Ranch of Canton, KS. Bull calves, Feb. 4-15, 2004 1st, XXB Broken Arrow 019P, EGL Guido K051 ET, Boehler Gelbvieh, Orleans, NE; 2nd, EGL Northern Wind PO 68 ET, EGL Northern EX, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD; 3rd, RTRM Headline 101P, JRI Extra Exposure, Megan Rea, Berthoud, CO; 4th, DMRS President 416 P, Spur Special Leg, Raile Gelbvieh, St Francis, KS; 5th, T Bar S Brick House 82P, WAM Stonewall, T Bar S Cattle Co., Bennets Mill, MO. Bull calves Jan. 9-22, 2004 1st, 3G Phantom 408P, FHG Flying H EXTR, 3 G Ranch, Kendallville, IN; 2nd, PMG Pegasus 01P, SLC Freedom 178F, M&P Gelbvieh, Odell, NE; 3rd, PMG Presto 06P, XXB Drew 565K, M&P Gelbvieh, Odell, NE; 4th, BDCG DC Quick Strike 81P, BDCG Citizen F39L, Dawson Creek Gelbvieh, Easton, KS; 5th, CIRS Foster's Lager ET, EGL Fosters LO17, Circle S Ranch, Canton, KS. Champion Winter Bull Calf: 3G Phantom 408P, 3 G Ranch, Kendallville, IN Reserve Winter Bull Calf: PMG Pegasus 01P, M&P Gelbvieh, Odell, NE. Yearling bulls, Oct. 9-13, 2003 1st, RAG Black Hawk 90N ET, Elk CK Bronco 41, Nowack Cattle Company, Bland, MO; 2nd, CIRS Prowler ET; SLC Freedom 178F, John R Shearer, Canton, KS. Two-year-old bulls, Aug. 3, 2003 1st, Flying H Special Forces, XXB Drew 565K, Flying H Genetics, Arapahoe, NE. Two-year-old bulls, June 18, 2003 1st, BNW McGraw 3143N, BNW Joshua, Wilkinson Gelbvieh Ranch, Model, CO. Two-year-old bulls, Mar. 14 - Apr. 9, 2003 1st, PCCI Northstar 3078N, BEA Maxim, Pearson Cattle Co. Inc., Lake City, SD; 2nd, PCCI 3161 N, TAU T G TY 313L, R&N Overmiller, Smith Center, KS; 3rd, EGL Garrison N060 ET, EGL Guido KO51 ET, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD; 4th, PHG Fighting Irish NO7, Prairie Hills Gelbvieh, Gladstone, ND; 5th, DCJ MR Bobby Rae 326N, DCJ Hillcrest Sir, Hillcrest Acres, Miller, NE. Champion Intermediate Bull: PCCI Northstar 3078N, Pearson Cattle Co. Inc., Lake City, SD. Reserve Intermediate Bull: PCCI 3161 N, EGL Guido KO51, R&N Overmiller, Smith Center, KS. Two-year-old bulls, Feb. 6- 8, 2003 1st, DRJ Full Exposure, JRI Extra Exposure, T-Square Gelbvieh Farm, Mooresville, NC; 2nd, HCW Git'er Done, EGL Guido KO51 ET, Barwick Gelbvieh, Orleans, NE; 3rd, SEGA Nitrus 722N, Spur Beretta 703, Top Notch Gelbvieh, Pierce, CO; 4th, MHD Rowdy 10N ET, BTI Red Alert 2077, M Heart D Gelbvieh, Stevensville, MT; 5th, ARPS Nickel Back, SLC Freedom 178F, Travis Arp of Arlington, WI. Two-year-old bulls, Jan. 2-26, 2003 1st, TALS Titan Two, XXB, Titus 880K, Backward L Farms, Inc., Oxford, NE; 2nd, AHL Trailblazer, BTI Red Alert 2077, Poker City Ranch, Agenda, KS; 3rd, TWA Sharp Shooter, JCGR Bar GT Louie, Anthony Webb, Raeford, NC; 4th, KKKG Nextra Free 115N, FHG Flying H EXTR, Triple K Gelbvieh, Bonner Springs, KS. Champion Junior Bull: DRJ Full Exposure, T-Square Gelbvieh Farm, Mooresville, NC. Reserve Junior Bull: TALS Titan Two, Backward L Farms, Inc., Oxford, NE. Senior bulls, Aug. 11, 2002 - Aug. 11, 2002 1st, BAR GT Flashback 410M ET, SLC Freedom 178F, Ridinger Cattle Co., Kersey, CO. Senior bulls, June 20, 2002 - June 20, 2002 1st, JDPD Rolex 151M, HAD Sleep Tight E, Dromgooles Heaven of Mason, TX. Senior bulls, Feb 1, 2002 - Feb. 1, 2002 1st, JRI Heavy Equipment 125M3, SLC Freedom 178F, Sannes Stock Farm, Crookston, MN. Champion Junior Bull: JRI Heavy Equipment 125M3, Sannes Stock Farm, Crookston, MN. Reserve Junior Bull: JDPD Rolex 151M, Dromgooles Heaven, Mason, TX. Grand Champion Bull: JRI Heavy Equipment 125M3, Sannes Stock Farm, Crookston, MN. Reserve Grand Champion Bull: JDPD Rolex 151M, Dromgooles Heaven, Mason, TX. Pair of calves 1st, 3 G Ranch, Kendallville, IN; 2nd, Taubenheim Gelbvieh, Amherst, NE. Produce-of Dam 1st, HFGCHF Roscoe 34P59 ET, Hart Farm, Kansas City, KS; 2nd, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD. Junior get-of Sire 1st, Eagle Pass Ranch, Highmore, SD.

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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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