Barzona Bulletin Summer 2023

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Summer 2023

Barzona Bulletin

Adaptable • Sustainable • Profitable

A Publication of the Barzona Breeders Association of America

By Matthew Heinz, Golden Hz Farms, BBAA President President’s Message

W elcome to this edition of the Barzona Bulletin . Late summer is upon us as well as the Barzona Breeders Association of America (BBAA) Annual Meeting in Meadview, Ariz. Cattle markets are high, and some areas have finally broken out of the drought that held them hos tage last year. I am excited to see and hear from every member who at tends the meeting either in person or by phone. I also want to thank Nash and Maddie for opening their ranch up to us for fel lowship and to share our ideas for the future of Barzona cattle. We have many areas in the industry that we can contribute to as a breed, and I would like to set our goals to influence buyers to restock their herds with Barzona seedstock.

Our agenda for the BBAA Annual Meeting is being set as you read this, so any topics you would like to discuss, please reach out to our Executive Secretary Alecia to get it added prior to the business meeting. Action must be our No. 1 priority to ensure presented ideas are given a solid chance to work as intended. We should never be afraid of moving slowly, only fear standing still. As we discuss our ideas for the future, please think of where you would like our association to be in five, 10 and 20 years. Let’s make a clear direction with landmarks and goals to further strengthen the future of this cattle breed and association. A solid long-term plan has the best chance of success, and I plan on giving us the best odds possible. Until we meet again, stay adaptable, sustainable and profit able. BB

. By Alecia Heinz, Golden Hz Farms, BBAA Secretary From Our Association Secretary B BAA Annual Meeting dates are set! Mark your calendars for Sept. 15-17. We welcome everyone to Meadview, Ariz., located right between Las Vegas and the Grand Canyon! Please see the schedule and lodging option on this page.

SAVE THE DATE! Barzona Breeders Association of America Annual Meeting SEPT. 15-17, 2023 Meadview, Ariz. Schedule of Events Friday, Sept. 15 TBD Social Hour Saturday, Sept. 16 Morning Ranch Tours Courtesy of Nash and Maddie Stansfield Afternoon Membership Meeting Conference Call – number can be shared upon request Evening Dinner Sunday, Sept. 17 Morning Finish any other BBAA business More tours available for anyone staying over Accommodations Meadview Lake Motel 30205 Escalante Blvd. Meadview, Ariz. | (928) 564-2343

Golden Hz Farms Barzona: The breed for busy people These cows take care of themselves! Reminder for those of you who usually market your calves at weaning: You DO NOT have to own the calves as they go through the test; you can sell them to the feedlot at any time – take your money with this high market and still get your test results! You can enter one calf or everything you own; it’s up to you. The more calves we have entered, the lower the entry fee will be for everyone, so let’s get some pens made for this fall and winter in AzTx Feedyard at Hereford, Texas! BB Second, it’s time to start planning for the Barzona Feed Effi ciency Test! Rules and entry forms are posted on the website, at . Please return page 1 of the form to me as soon as you can so I can start planning pens. Your vaccination paperwork (page 2) and entry fee are required before you drop calves off at the feedyard. Drop off can be anytime ahead of the test itself. If you need any assistance with trucking or have questions, please let me know.

Breeding Stock Available

Matt & Alecia Heinz 2432 250th St Greenfield, IA 50849 (641) 745-9170

Alvin & Karen Havens 2429 Orange Ave. Greenfield, IA 50849


Feed Efficiency Test at AzTx Feedyard

T he Barzona Breeders Association of America (BBAA) will be conducting a feed efficiency test at AzTx Feedyard in Hereford, Texas. Two rounds are anticipated – one in October 2023 and one in January 2024. Exact dates will

be determined. It’s easy to sign up. Rules and forms are post ed on the BBAA website at Feedlot-TestSummary.pdf . Ranchers will want to look over the general guidelines and current test rules to make sure they have wean dates and vaccinations done before their anticipated test delivery. There are

ownership op tions available for those who want to sell early. Further questions can be direct ed to Alecia Heinz, BBAA secretary, at (641) 745-9170 or barzona breeders@ . BB

Feed Efficiency Test Form  Download it at the BBAA website: http:// assets/files/ Feedlot Test Summary.pdf

Raising Quality Barzona Cattle for 46 Years. Bulls & Females Available 2-Year-Old Bulls Available Now F & F Cattle Company

Weichman Feedyard, L.P. We have more than 30 years’ experience finishing cattle and more than 10 years’ experience finishing Barzona cattle. We offer a value-based marketing system with a history of premiums for Barzona cattle. Give us a call (620) 872-2945 Office (620) 874-5236 Cell

Mike & Pat Fitzgerald 130 Fitzgerald Lane, Mosquero, NM 87733 (575) 673-2346

Hampton Cattle Company Breeding Purebred Barzona since 1973 Fertile Range Cattle Steve Hampton P.O. Box 134 • Kirkland, AZ 86332 (928) 442-3438

4030 Highway 83 North Scott City, KS 67671


Barzona Breeders Association of America P.O. Box 154 Greenfield, IA 50849


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please contact Alecia Heinz at

(641) 745-9170 or barzonabreeders@


Selling bulls private treaty. Yearling bulls available now.


Semen available on a number of older bulls. Females available periodically private treaty. Foster, OK 73434 (217) 649-5616 Bard Cattle Co. Nancy Bard Nunn 18800 E. County Road 1603

Raymond Boykin, Jr. (334) 430-0563 • 8727 Lydia Lane • Montgomery, AL 36117


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