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THE LEDGER Association News | Features | Events & Shows SPRING 2020

National Show and Sale

Official Publication of the American Aberdeen Association ®

It’s about GENETICS...


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THE LEDGER The official publication of the

American Aberdeen Association ® is published quarterly and mailed to AAA members and interested parties. MAGAZINE STAFF Publisher Blueprint Media P.O. Box 427, Timnath, CO 80547 email: Managing Editor JESSIE TOPP-BECKER • (701) 307-0772 Editor LISA BARD • (970) 498-9306 National Account Sales Manager DEAN PIKE • (303) 810-7605 Designer/Materials Coordinator MEGAN SAJBEL FIELD • (303) 981-4668

ON THE COVER University of Findlay students prepare cattle for American Aberdeen Association ® (AAA) events at the National Western Stock Show. AAA named the University of Findlay its 2019 Breeder of the Year.


FEATURES Annual Meeting Report


Read about highlights from the annual meeting and banquet during the National Western Stock Show.

Administration LESLIE MCKIBBEN (608) 573-2530 Copy Editor LARISA WILLRETT

2020 National Western Stock Show Results



Find out who exhibited the Grand and Reserve Grand Champion American Aberdeen at the NWSS.

Directory Promotion

NEXT ISSUE ADVERTISING DEADLINE ISSUE: DEADLINE: Summer 2020 May 4, 2020 The Ledger is recognized by the American Aberdeen Association ® as the official breed publication for Ab erdeen cattle; however, management, editing and financial responsibilities are vested in BluePrint Media LLC. We reserve the right to edit or refuse any copy or advertising material submitted for publication. BluePrint Media LLC hereby expressly limits its liability resulting from any and all mis prints, errors and/or inaccuracies in advertisements or editorial content. The opinions and views expressed in all editorial material are those of the writer or the person interviewed and not necessarily those of American Aberdeen Association ® . POSTMASTER: Send address changes to: American Aberdeen Association, 19590 East Main Street, Suite 104, Parker, CO 80138.


Make plans to be included in the AAA membership directory issue of The Ledger.

AJAA Heifer Raffle and Auction Results See who took home the


donated heifer and learn the results of the AJAA auction.

DEPARTMENTS 6 President’s Column 6 New Members 16 Logistics 16 Ad Index 17 Junior Corral 17 American Aberdeen Events 18 Sale Reports



Deep Creek Seedstock Building the DCS Pref ix



DCS Farrah 2F

Sired by Duff Trust Me and out of EZ Sizzle 137X, this incredible female has stood out since her birth! Judge Lydell Meier called her a female that could compete in any breed! We look forword to her contribution!



DCS Forever More 4F Full Sib to Farrah · Owned by Effertz EZ Ranch

DCS Cash 1C $22,000 High Selling Bull in the 2016 National Sale Full Sib to Farrah · Owned by Rowell Cattle Co

DEEP CREEK SEEDSTOCK JILLANE PIKE 140246 Mitchell Heights Road Mitchell, NE 69357 720-891-5171 · Visit us at Deep Creek Seedstock THESE PREDICTABLE GENETICS FOR SALE Bulls · Heifers · Cows · Semen · Embryos Fullblood · Moderators VISITORS WELCOME!


DCS Gracie 2G

Sired by MCR All Jacked Up and out of MCR Inviting D011. Judge Meier called

her one of the most sound heifers in the Fullblood show. Thanks to Whispering Wind Farm Conway NH for purchasing Gracie! Webster, we look forward to working with you in the future of this female!

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AMERICAN ABERDEEN ASSOCIATION ® 19590 East Main Street, Suite 104 Parker, CO 80138 • (303) 840-4343 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President CRAIG WALKER • W Diamond Livestock Co. 1601 Springfield Rd. • Roswell, NM 88201 (575) 626-7444 Vice President DARWIN ENGELKES • Pine Hurst Farm 16927 H Ave. • Wellsburg, IA 50680 (319) 415-0540 Secretary NEIL EFFERTZ • Effertz EZ Ranch 17350 Hwy 1804 N. • Bismarck, ND 58503 (701) 471-0153 • Director GARY GILBERT • Gilbert Aberdeen Angus 3986 Lindahl Rd. • Hermantown, MN 55810 (218) 348-7877 Director ROB FANNING • Fanning Cattle Co. 877 Oakland Lane • Harrodsburg, KY 40330 (309) 373-2996 Director ALLEN SIEVERKROPP • S Four Farms PO Box 235 • Ephrata, WA 98823 (509) 750-4203 Director KENNY HINDS • Comanche Beef 3302 Twilight Beach Rd. • Duncan, OK 73533 (580) 656-4383

PRESIDENT ’S COLUMN  CRAIG WALKER, DVM G reetings. We kicked off 2020 with a bang at the National Show and Sale in Denver, Colo., along with our Annual Membership Banquet and Meeting. Attendance was up, the best set of cattle to-date were exhibited (229 head), and the enthusiasm among breeders and about the breed was at a high. The annual banquet was, once again, a sold-out event, sation with an informative presentation by Doug Stanton from IMI Global. The annual banquet rounded out with one of the highest-grossing American Junior Aberdeen Association auctions. Thank you to all those who supported our youth. We ended the week with the National Sale and Annual Meeting. The newly ad opted sale format allowed the 2020 champions to participate in the sale, which added some excitement while also adding to the bottom line with a sale gross of just under $100,000. The Annual Meeting welcomed a new board member, Kenny Hinds, and we thanked Wade Coffey for his dedication and services to the breed. Sherry Doubet from the American Aberdeen Association ® office gave updates on DNA storage and ILR2. The highlight of the evening was a workshop conducted by Paul Moya, busi ness strategy expert and futurist. He had us on our feet and we debriefed 2019 into four areas: What worked? What didn’t work? What could have been done to make it work? and What will I do to make it work? This was an excellent work shop that gave some great insight into how far we have come in a year and what we need to focus on next. Our first action item is to consolidate some committees to get better partici pation and make the best use of members’ time. Please stay active. As soon as we know committee realignments, your regional presidents will share those with each of you. We made great strides in 2019 and I am excited for what is to come in 2020. It takes us all working together and offering our time and talents. Please get in volved with your regional and national associations, and let’s make this the best year yet! TL and we were thrilled to add 40 more seats to accommodate everyone. Source and age verification was the topic of conver


Active Members (15) Lava Acres Ranch, Salina, Kan. JTPJ Ranch, Livingston, Tenn. Broken Tine Ranch, Noxon, Mont. Rattler’s Rocky Ridge Ranch, Urania, La. Canan Family Homestead, Arcanum, Ohio Reicks Farms, Lawler, Iowa McCormick Family Farm, Jackson, Maine Tri Madonna Farm, Grass Valley, Calif. Purity Springs Ranch LLC, El Dorado, Kan. Foalsnmore Farm, Fruitvale, Texas Lazy O Ranch, Spring, Texas TLC Fresh Farm LLC, Gettysburg, Penn. L & L Ranch, Ava, Mo.

AAA Representative  DEAN PIKE

Twin Pastures Ranch, Creedmoor, N.C. Karen and Gates Billette, Nocona, Texas Junior Members (12) Jacey Lejeune, Lake Charles, La. Tyler Lavergne, Roanoke, La. Oliva Habetz, Jennings, La. Colby Prince, Roswell, N.M. Aubrey Prince, Roswell, N.M. Hunter Brant, Truro, Iowa Kyleigh A. Doyle, Bartley, Neb. Justin Roundy, Cedar City, Utah

Need assistance in purchasing American Aberdeen cattle, marketing your program or herd management? Contact Dean Pike: (303) 810-7605

For information about registering animals or membership, contact the AAA Office: 19590 East Main Street, Suite 104 Parker, CO 80138 • (303) 840-4343 The American Aberdeen Association ® is a not-for-profit corporation of North Dakota dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Aberdeen cattle . The International Year Code for 2020 is: H

Luella Reicks, Lawler, Iowa Anna Reicks, Lawler, Iowa

Hayden Jennings, Stockton, Mo. Garrett Thoms, Waterford, Maine


Maternal Power

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American Aberdeen Ann al Meeting 2020 Recap

T he 2020 Annual Meeting of the American Aber deen Association ® (AAA) was held during National Western Stock Show in Denver on Jan. 23-24, in conjunction with the AAA National Show and Sale. The annual banquet on Thursday evening was followed by a presentation from Doug Stanton, vice president of Sales and Business Development for IMI Global/Where Food Comes From, on the new AAA verification program. The evening – attended by more than 100 American Ab erdeen breeders – ended with AAA award presentations and an auction to benefit the American Junior Aberdeen Association (AJAA). The Annual Business Meeting was held Friday, Jan. 24 and included a presentation/working session with Paul Moya, Millennial Labs CEO and the speaker at the 2019 Annual Meeting. He did a quick recap of what the board and members accomplished in 2019 and then broke the attendees into small groups to collaborate on what to ac complish in the coming year. The evening also included the AAA annual report and election of officers. TL

The 2020 AAA Board of Directors are, back row, left to right, Neil Effertz, secretary/treasurer; Rob Fanning, director; Darwin Engelkes, vice president; and Gary Gilbert, director. Front row, left to right, are Craig Walker, president; Kenny Hinds, director; and Allen Sieverkropp, director.

The University of Findlay was recognized as the Aberdeen Breeder of the Year. AAA President Craig Walker (left) and Neil Effertz (right) present present Dr. F.D. McCarthy (center left) and Colton Tom (center right) from the University of Findlay with a buckle.

The auction to benefit the AJAA was a huge success and was assisted by ringman Shane Goss (foreground) and auctioneer Shea Esser (at microphone).

Left: Fanning Cattle Company was recognized as Herdsman of the Year. Heather (center left) and Rob Fanning (center right) are presented the buckle from Craig Walker (left) and Darwin Engelkes (right). Right: Darwin Engelkes (center) receives a buckle for the AAA Continued Service Award recog nizing his work with and support of the AJAA program. Presenting the buckle are Craig Walker (left) and Allen Sieverkropp (right).


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ABERDEEN  S 2020 National Western Stock JAN. 21-24, 2020  DENVER, COLO.  OPEN SHOW JUDG

Grand Champion Fullblood Bull AVR Dominator, shown by Archer Valley Ranch, Priest River, Idaho

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Bull TCS Supreme 9D 61F, shown by Tummons Cattle Co., Gallatin, Mo.

Grand Champion Fullblood Female and Supreme Champion Fullblood TCS Patience 5A 4F, shown by Tummons Cattle Co., Gallatin, Mo.

Grand Champion Fullblood Cow-Calf Pair ILC Loaded With Pearls, shown by Idaho Livestock, Hayden, Idaho

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Female Mic Ultra Surprise, shown by Fanning Cattle Co., Harrodsburg, Ky.

Grand Champion Percentage Bull HSR Mamma Next Generation, shown by Heaven Sent Ranch, Fayetteville, Ark.

Grand Champion Percentage Heifer and Supreme Champion Percentage Exhibit DCS Farrah 2F, shown by Miranda Morgan, Morgan, Utah

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Heifer Karlys Pepper Jack, shown by Bret Hanza Cattle Company, Lawton, Okla.

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Bull SFR/CSF Signal, shown by Fanning Cattle Co., Harrodsburg, Ky.

Grand Champion Fullblood Pen of Heifers Crazy Town Livestock, Roswell, N.M.

Grand Champion Percentage Cow-Calf Pair SAG Radio Annie, shown by G Squared Livestock, Calhan, Colo.

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Cow-Calf Pair ILC Sassy Girl, shown by Idaho Livestock, Hayden, Idaho



Grand Champion Percentage Pen of Heifers Madelyn Gabel, Lafayette, Colo.

Grand Champion Junior Fullblood Heifer BSL Hottie’s Gamble 46G, shown by Dalton Bane, Wenona, Ill.

Reserve Grand Champion Junior Fullblood Heifer SCC Tootsie’s Surprise, shown by Madalyn Gabel, Lafayette, Colo.

Reserve Grand Champion Junior Percentage Heifer DCS Farrah 2F, shown by Miranda Morgan, Morgan, Utah

Grand Champion Market Steer JRS Franky, shown by Jaysie Schoenfeld, Oakley, Kan.

Grand Champion Junior Percentage Heifer DR Suds N Duds 917G, shown by Madalyn Gabel, Lafayette, Colo.

Reserve Grand Champion Prospect Steer TCS U Da Man 19G, shown by Mariah Gann, Callao, Mo.

Reserve Champion Market Steer WWW Freddy 83F, shown by Jaysie Schoenfeld, Oakley, Kan.

Grand Champion Prospect Steer JRS GM, shown by Jera Schoenfeld, Oakley, Kan.


Grand Champion Senior Showman

Reserve Grand Champion Intermediate Showman Dalton Bane, Wenona, Ill. Grand Champion Junior Showman Brock Spears, Roswell, N.M.

Blake Mclean, Hayden, Idaho Reserve Grand Champion Senior Showman Jera Schoenfeld, Oakley, Kan. Grand Champion Intermediate Showman Austin Petow, Vernon, Conn.

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More Success in Iowa Congratulations to Olivia Prunty, Runnells, Iowa, on her success at the Iowa Beef Expo with Miss Boris Bell. Miss Boris Bell, bred and consigned by D&J Farm, was one of the high-selling lots from the Hawkeye Aberdeen Extravagaza Sale in November.

Give us a call to find out about other breeding stock we have available!


BULLS AVAILABLE FOR SALE Bloodlines include: Brand Red, Mister Jack, All Jacked Up and DCS Cash. EMBRYOS AVAILABLE FOR SALE Bloodlines include: Mister Jack, All Jacked Up and Dominator.

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CC Regal May – Grand Champion Encore daughter with Apex bull calf

CC WENDY – Grand Champion Apex daughter with heifer calf

WCC Primrose 1Z – Division Champ Bred Kryptonite daughter with bull calf and Bred Apex daughter


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Approaching Critical Mass LOGIST ICS  NE I L EFFERTZ

AMERICAN ABERDEEN  MARKETPLACE Y4 Ranch Missy Ousley, & Cowan Perkins Owners Aberdeen......................... 7, 14 High Voltage Farms............... 14 Husung Farm........................ 15 Lazy G Lowlines. ................... 15 Mini Cows West. ................... 15 Neenah Creek Livestock........ 15 New England Lowlines. .......... 15 S Four Farms........................ 17 Sandford Ranches................. 19 Sigel Sunset Ranch............... 15 Topline Aberdeen Cattle Co.... 15 Triple S Cattle....................... 15 Tummons Cattle..................... 9 Tunk Mountain Ranch............ 15 Uphill Creek Farms................ 15 W Diamond Livestock............ 15 Y4 Ranch............................. 16 ‘Cross Creek Farms............... 13 2J Livestock......................... 14 Aberdeen Sires..................... 14 B&B American Aberdeen....... 14 Baldridge Livestock............... 14 Black Shadow Aberdeen Farms.................................. 14 Buena Vida Farms LLC........... 12 D&J Farm............................. 12 Deep Creek Aberdeens. ........ 14 Deep Creek Seedstock...... 5, 14 Effertz EZ Ranch. .................. 20 Grass Master Cattle............... 14 Gunnderosa Aberdeens........... 2 Heaven Sent Ranch. ............... 3 Heavenly Acres Ranch LLC..... 14 Hickamore Hill American

C ritical mass is defined as “The minimum size or amount of something required to start or to maintain a venture.” In terms of American Aberdeen Premium Beef, the key question is, what is that number? To assemble 200 to 500 head of Verified American Aberdeen Premium Beef feeder cattle at one time in one location is a challenging undertaking. My mom used to say, “You have to learn to walk before you learn to run.” So maybe we start with a pot load of steers weighing 600 to 800 pounds delivered to a feedlot in southwest Nebraska or nearby. Those steers are currently worth about $1.40 per pound. If the producers are willing to retain ownership through the feeding process to earn a 10¢ per pound premium (live finished weight), there is a producers’ cooperative established to pay the producer $500 per 600 to 800 pound feeder calf upon delivery to the feedlot. The producer can still retain ownership through the feeding period to finish and share in the 10¢ per pound premium on the finished live weight – approximately $120 per head. Feed costs will be financed through the feedlot and deducted from the fin ished steer price based on the commodity market, and premiums will be paid by the producers’ cooperative based on the beef sales to the retailer. If the coop erative is profitable, dividends will be shared with the members relative to their level of participation. If we can get our American Aberdeen breeders to solicit their bull customers to enroll their calves sired by REGISTERED, DNA-VERIFIED American Aberdeen bulls, we can develop a supply chain with “critical mass.” Remember all regis tered American Aberdeen Fullblood, Moderator ® , Moderator Plus ® and Aberdeen Plus ® sired cattle qualify if they are source and age verified. If the verified calves are available and transportation to the feeding/finishing facilities is coordinated, the market is ready for the project launch. Those interested in learning more should read the IMI Global document at manual_6.21.2016website.pdf . I would encourage American Aberdeen breeders interested in selling regis tered American Aberdeen Fullblood and Moderator bulls to the commercial beef producers in their area to collectively become active in promoting the calving ease and efficiencies of American Aberdeen genetics and to use the materials (brochures and videos) that have already been produced by Ag Town for the American Aberdeen Association ® . The promotional materials are on our website: For brochures: https:// materials/. For videos: https://americanaberdeen. com/aberdeen-info/video-resources/ .

The commercial application of American Aberdeen genetics is the foundation that cre ates value for all American Aberdeen seed stock and seedstock producers. This is why all of our breeders should push to expose commercial cattlemen in their area to these programs for the benefit of their individual bottom line and that of our association. Long story short, when we sell more registered bulls to commercial customers, we register more fullblood and percentage American Aberdeen cattle, and all American Aberdeen breeders benefit. TL

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JUNIOR CORRAL  JAYSIE SCHOENFIELD, AJAA PRESIDENT H ello! I hope everyone has had a great New Year and had a great week in Denver! On behalf of the American Junior Aberdeen Asso ciation (AJAA) Board of Directors, I want to thank Heaven Sent Ranch for donating

March 30

Effertz EZ Ranch Northern Lights Aberdeen Show Heifer and Herd Bull Smart Auction,

May 4

I want to thank Heaven Sent Ranch for donating the AJAA donation heifer, as well as everyone who made the annual auction a great success.

the AJAA donation heifer, as well as everyone who made the annual auction a great success. The auc tion allows us to put on our junior show in June as well as give AJAA members scholarship opportunities to further their education. I also want to remind ev eryone of the dates for the AJAA Junior National Show and Competitions this

The Ledger Membership Directory advertisment reservation deadline

June 19-21

Kootenai Classic Livestock Show, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 2020 AJAA Junior National Show and Competitions, Woodward, Okla.


October 2

West Fryeburg Fair, Fryeburg, Maine Shetler Cattle Company and Effertz EZ Ranch Joint Aberdeen Production Sale, Bismarck, N.D.


summer. It is the week of June 22-27 in Woodward, Okla. Exact dates and a schedule will be available in the next month. We hope to see everyone at junior nationals this summer! TL


“We’re very pleased with our AS Jase calves. We bred for low birth weight and reds, and produced 50-60 lb average weights and 90% reds. Our investment turned into a really good, solid, and consistent set of calves!” TYLER JENKINS Herd Mgr. @ Power Plus Genetics

SUN 206E REG. #32525 This outstanding 3 year old red, fullblood bull, is a fantastic genetic addition to any red or black program.

AS JASE REG. #26139 This 6 year old bull is correct, deep, thick and long, making him one of the most attractive red fullblood bulls available.

Let S Four Farms help enhance your herd with some of the best Red Genetics in the Western States! If you’re looking for variety or just starting out, call us, we love to talk cattle!

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AMERICAN ABERDEEN SALE REPORT National Aberdeen Sale Jan. 24, 2020  Denver, Colo.

SALE AVERAGES 3 Fullblood Bulls

The high-selling lot, Lot 29, six straws of semen from fullblood bull Jackaroo, the 2010 Sydney Royal Champion Bull, was consigned by 7 Zero Ranch, Berthoud, Colo., and was sold to Jared Bane, Wenona, Ill., for $4,200. The high-selling lot, Lot 2, Sunset’s Magic Moment, a bred, fullblood female, was consigned by Hickamore Hills and was sold to Jerry Long, Live Oak, Calif., for $5,000. The high-selling lot, Lot 38, TCS Supreme 9D 61F 2020, the 2020 National Reserve National Grand Champion Full blood Bull, was consigned by Tummons Cattle and was sold to Whispering Wind Farm, Conway, N.H., for $7,500 for a half interest.

$4,333 $3,375 $3,592 $1,938 $1,875


Moderator ® and Purebred Bulls

13 Fullblood Females 13 Moderator ® Females

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Embryo Lots Semen Straws


The National Aberdeen Sale was sponsored by the Ameri can Aberdeen Association ® . The auctioneer was Neil Effertz and the sale manager was Auction Effertz, Ltd., Bismarck, N.D. The high-selling lot, Lot 33, TCS Patience 5A 4F, the 2020 National Grand Champion Fullblood Female, was consigned by Tummons Cattle, Gallatin, Mo., and was sold to Hicka more Hills, Goochland, Va., and B & B Farms, Morgantown, Penn., for $8,000 for a half interest. The high-selling lot, Lot 37, HSR Mama Next Generation, the 2020 National Grand Champion Percentage Bull, was consigned by Heaven Sent Ranch, Fayetteville, Ark., and was sold to Schmit Farms, Oakes, N.D., for $3,750 for a half interest. TL 2020 AJAAHeifer Raffle and Auction Results

AJAA Donation Heifer Buyers Group Buena Vida Farms, Lovington, N.M. Crazy Town Livestock, Roswell, N.M. Crooked Creek Farms, Roswell, N.M. Cross Key Farm, Choctaw, Okla. Pine Hurst Farm, Wellsburg, Iowa Pine Hurst Farm South, New Virginia, Iowa W Diamond Livestock, Roswell, N.M. Junior National Buckle Sponsors

Semen Lots Brenton’s Image: Rick Lloyd, Chamberlain, S.D. Brenton’s Image: Sandford Ranch, Greenwood, Texas Mr. Rocking Brenton 105K: Shane Goss, Calhan, Colo. Mr. Rocking Brenton 105K: Neil Effertz, Bismarck, N.D. Mr. Rocking Brenton 105K: Shane Goss, Calhan, Colo. Trademark: Crazy Town Livestock, Roswell, N.M. Mercy Me: Duncan Haiar, Hudson, Colo.

TL Julius: Jarrod Bane, Wenona, Ill. AS Jase: Neil Effertz, Bismarck, N.D. AX Bear: NXS Cattle Co., Summit, S.D. AX Bear: Darwin Engelkes, Wellsburg, Iowa

Thank you to all the American Aberdeen breeders who participated in the heifer auction. A special thank you to Heaven Sent Ranch, Fayetteville, Ark., for donating the American Junior Aberdeen Association (AJAA) donation heifer! Grand Champion Overall Steer: Erin Bender, Lexington, Ohio Reserve Grand Champion Overall Steer: Kim Spear, Roswell, N.M. Grand Champion Percentage Bull: Dean Link, Udall, Kan. Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Bull: Mike Skor, Williston, N.D. Grand Champion Fullblood Bull: Wes Gunn, Kingsbury, Texas Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Bull: Jay Lillefloran, Hayden, Idaho Other Junior National Sponsors T-Shirt Sponsor (right sleeve): Craig Walker, Roswell, N.M. T-Shirt Sponsor (left sleeve): Wade Coffey, Stillwater, Okla. Feed Pan Sponsor: Muddy Creek Ranch, Wilsall, Mont. Grand Champion Fullblood Heifer: Tummons Cattle, Gallatin, Mo. Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Heifer: Kim Spear, Roswell, N.M. Grand Champion Percentage Heifer: Dean Link, Udall, Kan. Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Heifer: Rick Dodd, Monroe,Wash. Grand Champion Fullblood Cow-Calf: Rick Dodd, Monroe, Wash. Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Cow-Calf: Crazy Town Livestock, Roswell, N.M. Grand Champion Percentage Cow-Calf: Shane Goss, Calhan, Colo. Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Cow-Calf: Mark Gilles, Cadott,Wis.

MCR ALI Aboard: Sandford Ranch, Greenwood, Texas Ramblin Red: Crazy Town Livestock, Roswell, N.M. Trust Me: Dean Link, Udall, Kan.

HIC Baad Attis 2F: Neil Effertz, Bismarck, N.D. Ardrossan Orient D332: Jarrod Bane, Wenona, Ill. Ardrossan Lincoln C302: Aaron Woller, Pound, Wis. Black Gold: Sandford Ranch, Greenwood, Texas Black Gold: Sandford Ranch, Greenwood, Texas GTL Zaafir Z15: Allen Sieverkropp, Ephrata, Wash. Miscellaneous Lots Inn on Lake Wissota Lodging Package: Chad Shaw, Garner, Iowa Canvas Print: Sandford Ranch, Greenwood, Texas Canvas Print: Steve Michelizi, Peru, Ill. Omni 3 Fountain: Mike Skor, Williston, N.D. Pick of 2020 MCR All Aboard-Sired Calf Crop: Tom McKenny, Pownal, Maine Two-day Guided Hog Hunt: Jay Lillefloran, Hayden, Idaho C.J. Brown Print: Mark Gilles, Cadott, Wis. The Ledger Pages Back Cover: Neil Effertz, Bismarck, N.D. Inside Back Cover: Sandford Ranch, Greenwood, Texas Inside Front Cover: Wes Gunn, Kinsgbury, Texas Donated Heifer Buyer Kenny Hinds, Duncan, Okla.


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DUFF Mercy Me 459 Aberdeen Reg# 28474 1/2 Blood Aberdeen, Ardrossan Orient x DUFF 927K Instinct 1541



DUFF Trademark 16152 Aberdeen Reg# 36036 1/4 Blood Aberdeen, DUFF Mercy Me 459 x DUFF Dixie Erica 3528

AVR Dominator Aberdeen Reg# 37221 Full Blood Aberdeen, Ardrossan Orient x MLC Merlot Co-Owned with Archer Valley Ranch


At Sandford Ranches, we are utilizing Aberdeen sires on our 2,500-head herd of registered Angus, Aberdeen Plus and commercial Angus cattle. We recognize the intrinsic value of a moderate-framed, grass-efficient cow that can thrive on well managed pasture. The efficiency of this type and kind of cattle has helped us grow from our humble beginning to our current scale, as well as bring multiple generations into the family owned operation.

Jack Sandford, Sandford Ranches Greenwood, Texas, 940.389.9225

For semen orders, call 405.547.2710 or visit

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