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THE LEDGER Association News | Features | Events & Shows SUMMER 2018

Official Publication of the American Aberdeen Association

Sandford Ranches High Quality, Forage-Efficient Cattle Building a program on Faith, Family Values & Proven Genetics

DUFF Mercy Me 459 Aberdeen Reg# 28474 Ardrossan Orient x DUFF 927K Instinct 1541

DUFF Trust Me 2525 Aberdeen Reg# 22055 Fairwyn’s Low Beau 204M x DUFF Amigo 927K Juanda 071

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DUFF Trademark 16162 Aberdeen Reg# 36036 DUFF Mercy Me 459 x DUFF Dixie Erica 3528

DUFF Renovator 16163 Aberdeen Reg# 36038 MRG Peter X DUFF Aberdeen+ 457

At Sandford Ranches, we are utilizing these Aberdeen sires on our 2,500-head herd of registered Black Angus, Aberdeen Plus and commercial Angus beef cattle. We recognize the intrinsic value of a moderate framed, grass-efficient cow that can thrive on well-managed pasture. The progeny of these belly-dragging cattle support our 2,500-head stocker operation and allow us to capitalize on the added value of the Aberdeen Plus program in order to capture premium marketing opportunities. The efficiency of this type and kind of cattle has helped us grow from our humble beginning in 1986 to our current scale today as well as bring multiple generations into the family owned operation—strengthening our faith in Jesus Christ, our family and our business.

Sandford Ranches Jack Sandford, Greenwood, Texas Call to order Semen — (940) 389-9225

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NEXT ISSUE ADVERTISING DEADLINE ISSUE: DEADLINE: Fall 2018 August 3, 2018 The Ledger is recognized by the American Aberdeen Association as the official breed publication for Aberdeen 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 misprints, 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. 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 Creative Director KATHIE BEDOLLI • (540) 752-6143 • fax: (540) 752-5856 Administration/Accounting LESLIE MCKIBBEN (970) 556-9296 Materials Coordinator MEGAN SAJBEL Copy Editor LARISA WILLRETT


ON THE COVER Aberdeens graze at Sandford Ranches in Greenwood, Texas. Photo courtesy Paige Wallace

FEATURES Meet the Rancher: Michigan Cattle Company Read about one entrepreneur’s journey to raise Aberdeens. 2018 AJAA Junior Show Schedule Here’s the schedule of events for the upcoming AJAA Junior National Show and Competitions, June 18-23, Ames, Iowa. Houston International Aberdeen Show Results 19 10



See who took home champion banners from this popular show.



DEPARTMENTS 6 President’s Column 6 Aberdeen Events 7 AAA New Members 7 AAA Registry Summary

8 Regional News 13 Logistics 17 Ad Index


AMERICAN ABERDEEN ASSOCIATION 19590 East Main Street, Suite 104 Parker, CO 80138 • (303) 840-4343 BOARD OF DIRECTORS President JANIS BLACK • 2J Livestock PO Box 50693 • Casper, WY 82605-0693 (307) 234-0331 • (307) 262-1279 Vice President GARY GILBERT • Gilbert Aberdeen Angus 3986 Lindahl Rd. • Hermantown, MN 55810 (218) 348-7877 Secretary ROB FANNING • Fanning Cattle Co. 877 Oakland Lane • Harrodsburg, KY 40330 (309) 373-2996 Director WADE COFFEY • 7C Aberdeen Cattle Co. 4001 W Glencoe Rd. • Stillwater, OK 74075 (405) 880-6908 Director NEIL EFFERTZ • Effertz EZ Ranch 18350 Hwy 1804 N.• Bismarck, ND 58503 (701) 471-0153 Director DARWIN ENGELKES • Pine Hurst Farm 16927 H Ave. • Wellsburg, IA 50680 (319) 415-0540 Director DAVID SHOCKEY • Muddy Creek Ranch 101 Muddy Creek Rd. • Wilsall, MT 59086 (406) 600-7179


Greetings! I hope this finds you enjoying warmer weather and getting some much needed moisture. The American Aberdeen Association Board has completed a review of the current rules and has made several changes and additions to clarify some of our procedures. Please visit the website, , to review the up dated rules. We are working on a member handbook that will include “how-to” information on several topics, as well as the updated rules, and we hope to have that

completed this year. Speaking of “how-to,” the Breeder Services Committee is planning to host a Breeder Boot Camp in conjunction with the American Junior Aberdeen As sociation Junior National Show and Competitions in Ames, Iowa, this June. They plan to have three stations to review how to complete registration forms, tattoo and take photographs and videos. Learn more about this event on page 13. Please make plans to attend Junior Nationals and the Breeder Boot Camp. I want to take a moment to remind everyone that when purchasing or sell ing cattle, if you represent them or if they are represented as being registered, you should have the registration papers in hand on the day of the transfer. We see so many instances of cattle being transferred without registration papers and the problems this can cause. So please, have the papers first. Have a wonderful summer! TL


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Effertz EZ Ranch Focus on Efficiency Breeders Seminar and Production Sale, Bismarck, N.D. Ohio State University and Eastern Aberdeen Association’s Beef Quality Assurance Certification and Field Day, Lexington, Ohio



Kootenai Classic Junior Livestock Show, Cour d’Alene, Idaho


AJAA Junior National Show and Competition, Ames, Iowa


Beef Improvement Federation Convention, Loveland, Colo. Breeders Boot Camp, Iowa State University, Ames, Iowa

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Mideast Classic Aberdeen Sale, Zanesville, Ohio

AAA Representative  DEAN PIKE

Need assistance in purchasing 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

CORRECTION In the spring issue of The Ledger, the Reserve Grand Champion Junior Fullblood Heifer was incorrectly iden tified. (The photo was correct but the information below was incorrect.) The Reserve Grand Champion Junior Full blood Heifer at the National Western Stock Show is NXS Vegas Queen 6D2, shown by Caleb Weyh, Summit, S.D. We apologize for this error. TL

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 2018 is: F



Active Members (24) Wilkerson Farms, Imboden, Ark. Claude and Lisa Lavoie, Anderson, Calif. Laura Speer, Evans, Colo. L & A Cattle Co., Kersey, Colo. Black Bear Farms LLC, Cresent City, Fla. Reinken Hay and Cattle, Boone, Iowa S&K Family Lowlines, Fort Atkinson, Iowa Oxkiller Minis, Franklin, Idaho Lewis Creek Aberdeens, Elizabethtown, Ind. J S Ranch, Peyton, Colo. Kelli McKinley, Oak Hill, Fla.

Junior Members (8) Will Fortune, Atkins, Iowa Olivia Prunty, Runnells, Iowa Treyten Rath, Alvord, Iowa Jacob Buchanan, Myersville, Md. Conner Neal, Spring Creek, Nev. Slade Sillavan, Angleton, Texas Mylie Jo Lambert, Danbury, Texas Arena Wells, Cheney, Wa.

Paul H. Bittinger, Burlington, Kan. Wolf Hollow Farms LLC, Manitou, Ky. Sokol Family Farm, Williamston, Mich. Johnson Family Farms, Austin, Minn. Less is More Lowlines, New Haven, Mo. Trinity Farms, Peachland, N.C. Richard and Lori Rike Aberdeen, West Alexandria, Ohio Swags American Aberdeen, Eugene, Ore. Fred and Tess Walker, Dallas, Ore.





Dec. ‘17 19 6 23 38 17 39 86 Jan. ‘18 22 9 29 78 35 62 205 Feb. ‘18 27 8 58 66 25 93 309 March ‘18 33 3 18 47 28 124 212

Jason Caron, Piedmont, S.D. John Brought, Lewistown, Pa. ST Genetics, Navasota, Texas Dusty Acres Farm, Burbank, Wa.

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instruments. Without the data you couldn’t get enough information to fly the plane and there would be a wreck. Here is where I segue into the Midwest Aberdeen As sociation (MAA). We sent a 31-question survey to every American Aberdeen Association member in our region. The good news is we got almost 70 responses, the bad news is that is only 35 percent of the total members in the region. The survey will help us get the data to help you, MAA members. So please, if you didn’t answer the survey or didn’t re ceive it, please contact me at and I will send it. We would like to get as many responses as we can to help our members. We would like to thank Jeff Canterbury and Kristen Ev ans for their hard work putting on the MAA-sponsored Iowa Beef Expo. We had a great turnout and beautiful, balmy (Not!) 10-degree weather every day. The potluck dinner the night before the sale was the really great part. Kristen had slow-cooked Italian beef sandwiches. We all brought a side and visited well into the evening. The camaraderie that night (face to face, not Facebook) is really the most under sold and over-delivered benefit of being in this breed. It made it feel a lot warmer than it really was! The MAA has two upcoming events – the Focus on Effi ciency Sale and Breeding Seminar and the National Junior Show and Competitions. Find more details about these events on page 6. Our new website, www.midwestaberdeenassociation. com , is live and active. Jump on and check it out. Southern Aberdeen Breeders Association BY BILL CABANISS, PRESIDENT I’ve had several calls this year from individuals who were looking for advice as to what cattle they should purchase to get them on the road. The initial great divide is to decide whether they want to have fullblood or percentage Aber deen cattle. Once that has been established, they are left to decide whether they want immature heifers, bred cows or bred heifers. In my opinion, open cows are not a wise choice for the inexperienced cattleman, except for immature heifers. Anyone who has raised cattle for a while has had animals that don’t breed at all or don’t breed back as quickly as oth ers. However, it takes a bit of experience to decide whether that animal is worthy of our time and effort to get it bred or to put it into the soup pot. I think some of my cows have a sense of when I am about to send them to the processor. Suddenly, they show up pregnant. Go figure. When starting out, you want to have the best opportunity for a good expe rience, and open cows can be a problem. Now, let’s talk about immature heifers. This is my first recommendation for individuals with no cattle experience. Acquiring recently weaned heifers is even better because these youngsters still have a bit of separation anxiety. They are looking for someone to bond with. This is the best time to halter break your animals, if you are so inclined. If you supplement their grazing with cattle cubes or alfalfa cubes, they will quickly look to you as their provider. By the time they are ready to breed (about 15 months on average), you will have gained invaluable experience and will be ready to move on to the next step – getting them bred. This six- to nine-month growing period will give you the opportunity to get your working pens built and a head gate/squeeze chute set up. Establishing a relationship with

Eastern Aberdeen Association BY DUSTIN BENDER, SECRETARY Hello, everyone. I hope the start to summer finds everyone well. In the middle of March, the Eastern Aber deen Association (EAA) had a booth at the Ohio Beef Expo Trade Show. It was a good three days where we worked to advertise, market and educate cattlemen about our breed and the benefits we provide. We had a lot of interest in the name change and, overall, very positive feedback. On June 9, in coordination with Ohio State Univer sity Beef and Extension teams, we will be hosting a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) certification and field day for any interested cattlemen. This is not the BQA that many think of for 4-H and FFA members; this is a full-blown national certification program. There are several industry leaders who will be requesting certifications. For example, United Producers Inc. (UPI) and Wendy’s International. Beginning Jan. 1, 2019, a large group of buyers will no longer bid or buy a consignment from any producer who does not have a BQA certification on file with UPI. Fewer people bidding on your animals equals fewer dollars in your pocket. Our BQA certification will be a hands-on chute-side class and will cover many facets of cattle husbandry – injections, movement and transportation. Lunch will be provided by our county cattlemen’s association, followed by a field day. The afternoon field day will cover many of the topics the American Aberdeen Association Board is addressing with the newly revised Breeder Services Committee. We will be covering tattooing and herd ID; DNA collection and sub mission; artificial insemination certificates and breeding documents; record keeping; and a discussion with large animal vets about terms, health papers, health require ments and upcoming changes. Please visit for more information about the national program that is driving our field day. Members in our region should have received a mailer that includes information about this field day, along with past and future projects EAA is working on. Good luck to all those attending the Junior National Show and Competitions in Ames, Iowa. It looks like it will be another great event! Visit for more updates. And join the conversation with us on The Official Eastern Aber deen Association (EAA) group on Facebook. Have you ever flown a plane before? Since the statute of limitations is up, in my late teens I had a best friend who was trying to be a pilot and, to do so, he had to put in a lot of hours getting to certain flight-hour thresholds. So many times as he was renting the Cessna or Bonanza to log the hundreds of hours needed, he taught me how to fly. What always amazed me was what they had to do in order to earn their instrument rating. To get it they wore a hood that resembled a Star Wars helmet and they landed the airplane guided only by the instruments until the last 50 feet off the ground. That, folks, is flying from 10 miles out or more being able to see nothing but the instruments until the last 50 feet, which is intended to simulate landing in clouds, rain, mist or fog. It is incredible but only possi ble by utilizing the different data you get from the plane’s Midwest Aberdeen Association BY TODD BOHLMEYER, BOARD MEMBER


a veterinarian is a good idea during this time, as well. Have the vet come out or take the heifers in for vaccinations as well as an exam to check for ovulation/maturity. My second recommendation is bred cows. A cow that has raised a calf and has re-bred will likely be successful in subsequent breedings and calvings. Her milking volume will usually increase so future calves may be better than the first. Bred cows have usually been cube trained, and if so, may pen easier than heifers. However, bred cows sometimes come with baggage. There are potential prob lems if bred cows have issues with disposition and are too protective of their calves. A good breeder will tell you why he/she is selling the cow – ask them if they don’t offer. A good friend told me that it should hurt when you sell a cow. Those are the best to buy. Experience will teach you whether you want to pay that price. I’m out of room for this discussion. I will talk about buying bred heifers in The Ledger fall issue. The Southern Aberdeen Breeders Association (SABA) will have several shows this fall. More details to come. My thanks to ev eryone who participated in the Houston International Livestock Show, either as an exhibitor or a helper. The American Aberdeen Association (AAA) International Room exhibit drew a lot of people. An especially big thank you to Edgar and Terrie Hinojosa, SABA members from New Ulm, Texas, for spending an entire week managing the AAA booth and acting as interpreters for the many visitors from south of the border. Western Aberdeen Breeders Association BY DAVID SHOCKEY, VICE PRESIDENT “Wait and see” is a statement made by doctors, lawyers and cattlemen. It’s usually when you are not sure which

direction to go or nervous about what is going to happen. Many times your conditions gets worse, you miss out on an opportunity or someone beats you to an opportunity. The Western Aberdeen Breeders Association (WABA) is more of a “seize the opportunity” group. We have ultrasound data, bull test data, steer feed out data and, yes, even expected progeny differences on Aberdeens. Sometimes you hit a wall, but most of the time we develop new markets and prove the Aberdeen breed’s worth in the open market. The cattle market is on the down side of the cycle. Try to catch your breath and see how to use this information for your benefit. The cattle market has had a 10-year cycle since 1950. Buy low, sell high. You have heard this your whole life. You couldn’t buy low if there wasn’t a down side of the cycle. Cattlemen see high prices and they want to buy in, prices go down and they want to get out. This is the worst thing to do. The market will be a buyer’s market for the next two to three years. If you buy now and keep them for five years, there is a great potential for a large profit. You can wait and see if this will happen, or you can invest and seize the opportunity. WABA is a great group of people who work together, invest in our future and take risks in order to make great advancements. WABA is leading the way in data collec tion and collectively marketing Aberdeen cattle to the commercial market. We welcome anyone who wants to work together for the greater good. Go to our website, , for more information about what is going on in the West. TL

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S ix years ago, David Brewster found himself walking through a field full of Aberdeen cattle contemplating what it would be like to have some of his own. After recently selling the farm where he raised and trained Standardbred race horses for more than 20 years, he and his wife missed having animals around. “We were so used to having some property with animals,” he says. “Just being there that day, I could feel my stress level drop and I said to my wife, ‘Let’s look into this.’” Brewster has been in the restaurant business in Michigan since he was in high school, working his way up to owning a small fast-food franchise and a bar in the area. His business savvy evident, he says he approached owning cattle just like any of his other business endeavors. “I did a lot of research, and not just on Aberdeen but everything,” he says. In the end, he was drawn to the breed’s docility and size. “They’re not quite as intimidating for somebody who has never been around cattle before.” In 2012, he and his wife, Deb, bought property nearby and, shortly after, they added two Aberdeen pairs from Colorado, thus launching Michi gan Cattle Company, which has since expanded to around 50 cows and a packaged-beef business. “If you’re good at business, you can do any type of business,” Brewster says. “It’s all numbers and we have had some success with this already, so I’m really happy with it. I like that you can get as big as you want or stay small.” When Brewster owned race horses, he was studious of genetics and performance correlations. Because of that, he says the transition to raising high-quality cattle was a bit easier. “I want to try to fix things. For example, if I have certain cows that I would like to add a little more length to, I try to find those features, maybe even to a fault, in a bull to add length to those cows,” he says. “I try to get my herd better with every breeding season and improve efficiency.” Consequently, Brewster uses a cou ple dozen bulls to artificially insemi nate his cattle. He says he isn’t always after the “latest and greatest” thing on the market because he prefers the BY HANNAH JOHLMAN, FREELANCE WRITER

older look of the heritage-type cattle. That perfectionist attitude toward his breeding program has helped Brewster develop a reputation for show-type livestock. Although he and his wife don’t show their stock, he tries to get the top end of his calf crop into the hands of individuals who can be successful with them in the show ring. “I think it was last year, we sold what ended up being a reserve grand champion heifer in Denver to Heather Fanning,” Brewster says. As he and Deb watched the show, they were ecstatic that a heifer they raised made it so far in the show ring. “Heather has helped me a lot and giv en me some ideas to try and get these cattle into some people’s hands who show cattle,” Brewster says. “But usually I market them with social media. If I can get some of my best-looking calves every year to someone who shows, I try to keep the price reasonable.” Always the businessman, he knows if people see what his cattle can do, busi ness will eventually pick up. “I don’t really fixate the cattle busi ness on one thing, which I probably should because I do like going to the shows, but the biggest part would be the packaged beef,” he says. “It’s excellent beef and I’ve got a lot of customers.” He knew that going to the sale barn with his calves wasn’t going to bring the kind of money that finishing the cattle on grass and selling beef would bring. “If I am raising a product, it’s all about the bottom line,” Brewster says. “Right now, we can retail it ourselves and we are small enough that I can sell everything. Someday we may get to the point where we have a lot of extra, then we’re going to have to find another outlet.” When he reaches that point, he has ideas to incorporate the grass-fed beef into his restaurant or bar menus, but in the meantime, that means more cattle to buy. “A lot of the cattle have come from the University of Findlay and a lot come through the Aberdeen sales and a few private treaty,” he says. “We’ve met so many nice people. I really like going to the Aberdeen auctions; it’s kind of like a community.”

From never owning a cow before to owning 50 head, Brewster looks back on his time owning and racing horses as a good precursor to the more laid back cattle industry. “Out of all the businesses I’ve had, horse racing was exciting and fast money, but I really enjoy the cows,” he says. “It’s a lot the same, but it’s not fast money like the horse business. It’s slower paced and longer term.” But that doesn’t mean the cattle industry comes with less stress. When Brewster began purchasing cows, he says having animals around was almost like therapy. He could feel the stress drop out of his body just by looking at them. “The stress is different,” he says. “I like my animals so much that if I’ve got something going on out there, I can’t even sleep. There have been nights during calving I come home and go to bed, but I have to get up and go check. You’ve just got to take care of them.” If he could sell his other busi nesses and build his small cow herd into a larger ranch, Brewster would do so in a heartbeat. Only six years into the cattle industry and he says he is hooked on cattle and especially hooked on Aberdeens. “There’s nothing like doing what you like to do,” Brewster says. “If a person is lucky enough to be able to make a living or supplement their income doing something they really enjoy, it’s not work. And we do, we enjoy it.” TL Aberdeens’ smaller size and good nature have been a perfect fit for first-time cattle owners David and Deb Brewster.


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LOGIST ICS  NE I L EFFERTZ One. Two. Three. Four. Left, right, left, right. Prepare to march. T he first Breeders Boot Camp sponsored by the American Aberdeen Association will take place in Ames, Iowa, Friday, June 22, at the Hansen Learning

On a different note, we have seen a wide variety of prices for fullblood females lately, and rightly so. Excep tional fullblood females have tremendous earning power and can really contribute to the breed’s genetic advance ment. With all of the new science and technology to mag nify their dollar-generating ability, such as embryo trans plant and in-vitro fertilization, some fullblood females are capable of lifetime production numbers that will generate in excess of tens, and in some cases hundreds, of thou sands of dollars. That being said, marginal

Center at Iowa State University. This will be an interactive, hands-on boot camp with three stations: 1. Registration and DNA applications and processing 2. Tattooing and herd health 3. Livestock photography Each 30-minute station will include hands-on learning activities. This event will take place at the site of the Amer ican Junior Aberdeen Association (AJAA) Junior National Show and Competitions. Junior members are welcome to participate, but the boot camp is geared for adult breeders from the newest to the oldest. We can all learn from this unique, first-time event. Cate Callantine Doubet, Show Champions, will teach the photography session; Brad Tummons will teach attendees about tattooing techniques; and Patrick Gorden, DVM, Iowa State University, will conduct the herd health primer. The boot camp will provide useful information for breeders of all ages. Please plan to attend and stay for the AJAA National Show June 23.

quality fullblood females that might not contribute to the breed’s genetic advancement can still be prolific, efficient beef producers, and may in fact be better off being bred to Moderator ® , Moderator Plus ® or Aberdeen Plus bulls. This would enable a small-framed, easy-fleshing, low-maintenance cost cow to wean a calf well

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JEFF & TERI SCHELKOPF P.O. Box 343 Sutton, NE 402-469-7294 Home of GMC Rifleman B9900 Co-owned with Grass Master Cattle

Auction Effertz, Ltd..............................14 2J Livestock.......................................12 Abegweit Isle Lowlines.........................12 Aberdeen Sires...................................12 B&B Lowlines.....................................12 Baldridge Livestock.......................12, 19 Bar B Q Aberdeen...............................18 Bar J Ranch........................................23 Bar N Ranch.......................................12 Black Bull Ranch.................................12 CM Lowlines. ......................................12 ‘Cross Creek Farms.............................11 D&J Farm.............................................7 Dallefeld Cattle Co.. ............................12 Deep Creek Seedstock........................12 Effertz EZ Ranch...................................5 Grass Master Cattle...............................9 Heaven Sent Ranch. .......................3, 12 Hickamore Hill American Aberdeen..16, 21 High Voltage Farms.............................16 Husung Farm......................................16 Idaho Livestock...................................22 Lazy G Lowlines. .................................16 Neenah Creek Livestock......................16 NXS Cattle Company...........................16 O’Bannon Valley Farm.........................18 Riverwood Farms................................15 Rowell Cattle Company. ......................24 S Four Farms......................................13 Sandford Ranches.................................2 Sharidon Farms..................................16 Sigel Sunset Ranch.............................16 Star View Farm Ltd..............................16 Topline Aberdeen Cattle Co..................16 Triple S Cattle.....................................17 Tummons Cattle.................................16


Y4 Ranch Missy, Ousley, & Cowan Perkins Owners 409 Mountain Rd. • Millerstown, PA 17062 717-589-7483 • Breeders of Percentage and Fullblood Lowlines & Grass-Finished Beef 27810 Hwy. 20 West Hines, Oregon 97738 (541) 573-1939 (541) 589-4852 • (541) 589-1475

Tunk Mountain Ranch ABERDEEN CATTLE

Darren & Katherine Wise 1765 Tunk Creek Rd. • Riverside,WA 98849 509/846-3075 (D) • 509/846-3013 (K)

Tunk Mountain Ranch..........................17 Tuscarora Lowlines..............................17

West End Farm...................................17 Y4 Ranch...........................................17

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MIDEAST CLASSIC ABERDEEN SALE Auction Effertz, Ltd. Muskingum Livestock Auction Zanesville, Ohio JUNE 30, 2018 1/2 page horizontal The Ledger Peeters Bar BQ Ranch Summer 2018 See catalog at



Selling 8 cow-calf pairs, 11 bred cows, 6 bred heifers and 2 open heifers HERD DISPERSAL FEATURING 27 BREEDING-AGE MODERATOR FEMALES 9 – Purebred Aberdeen | 9 – 75% Aberdeen | 9 – 50% Aberdeen Moderately framed | Extremely efficient Consistently bred to fullblood sons of these sires: DCB Hank, Spring Creek Union, BCC Doc Holiday and TTT Zeff’s Kryptonite

PAT & BECKY HI LL | LOVELAND, OHIO | ( 513 ) 535 - 3729

We have semen for sale on these now deceased bulls that hail closely back to Trangie stock. Available for $25/straw with certificates of registration $25 each. T RANGIE F OUNDATION G ENETICS are available to breed into your herd!


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Bar B Q Aberdeen Fred & Jean Peeters 36363 McGowan Creek Rd., Springfield, OR 97478 Mail to: PO Box 1239, Marcola, OR 97454 Phone: 541-747-8597 Email: BQ

105 straws available


Hansen Agriculture Student Learning Center • Iowa State University • Ames, Iowa 2018 AJAA JUNIOR NATIONAL SHOW AND COMPETITIONS

Schedule of Events

THURSDAY, JUNE 21 7:30 a.m.

MONDAY, JUNE 18 9:00 a.m. TUESDAY, JUNE 19 8:00 a.m.-Noon 10:00 a.m.-Noon

Morning Round-Up Fitting Demonstration Sullivan Show Supply/ Stock Show U Fitting Competition

Cattle may start arriving

8:00-9:00 a.m. 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Check in and register Tattoo Reading and Optional Ultrasound Competition Mocking J Ranch Showdown Showmanship Ice Breakers/The Amazing Aberdeen Race Opening Ceremonies Team Cook-Off and Group Photo (bring show shirts) Sponsored Lunch Morning Round-Up No-Fit Showmanship Clinic Sullivan Show Supply/Stock Show U No-Fit Showmanship Over the Hill Showmanship

11:00 a.m.-Noon Clean Up Fitting Competition Noon- 12:30 p.m. Sponsored Lunch 12:30 p.m.

Noon-1:00 p.m. 1:00-3:00 p.m.

Depart for Iowa State University Meat Fabrication and Presentations

3:00-4:30 p.m.

The American Junior Aberdeen Association (AJAA) sponsors the Junior National Show and Competi tions every year in June, with the location rotating to different areas of the country. At the event, youth members have the opportunity to compete in marketing, ultrasound, fitting, cook-off, showmanship and live stock judging competitions, as well as show in the Futurity and Junior National Aberdeen cattle shows. The AJAA annual meeting, banquet and awards are also held during this event. This experience helps youth members gain knowledge about the cattle business and the Aberdeen breed, as well as leader ship and life skills. TL

1:00- 4:00 p.m.

4:30-5:00 p.m. 6:30 p.m.

FRIDAY, JUNE 22 7:30 a.m.

Morning Round-Up

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20 7:30 a.m.

8:30-11:30 a.m. Futurity Show Noon-12:30 p.m. Annual Meeting 12:30-1:30 p.m. Sponsored Lunch 1:30-3:00 p.m.

8:00-8:30 a.m. 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Breeders Boot Camp (presented by the AAA BOD) Livestock Judging Competition

10:30-11:30 a.m.

3:00-5:00 p.m. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.

11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Sponsored Lunch 12:30-2:00 p.m. Quiz Bowl 2:30-2:45 p.m. Team Marketing Demonstration

AJAA Banquet and Awards Ceremony (Sponsored by AJAA)

SATURDAY, JUNE 23 7:30 a.m.

2:45-4:45 p.m. 6:00 p.m.

Team Marketing Competition Junior Board and Queen Candidate Interviews Ice Cream Social and Pool Party at Furman Aquatic Center

Morning Round-Up

9:00 a.m. AJAA National Show Presentation of Premier Breeder and Premier Exhibitor will take place immediately following the show.

7:00-9:00 p.m.

EfficiEnt cattle

Delicious BEEf

We are now offering a variety of genetics for sale.  fullbloods enhanCe Your Program

Percentages aberdeen Plus

Call today for details!



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ABERDEEN  SHOW RESULTS 2018 Houston International Aberdeen Show FEB. 26-28, 2018  HOUSTON, TEXAS  JUDGE: JIM WILLIAMS

Grand Champion Fullblood Bull Alta Aries BIL 86E, shown by Darrell Gotaas, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Bull AHR Neron’s Thunder, shown by Patrick Ahr, Mico, Texas

Grand Champion Fullblood Female and Supreme Champion Fullblood Aberdeen

TCS Be Patience 22D, shown by Tummons Cattle, Gallatin, Mo.

Reserve Grand Champion Fullblood Female KGB Bartons Hannah B 3D, shown by Hollis Holmes, Mathis, Texas

Grand Champion Percentage Bull TCS Jacks Euro 8E, shown by Tummons Cattle, Gallatin, Mo.

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Bull WDL Halon 30E, shown by W Diamond Livestock, Roswell, N.M.

Grand Champion Percentage Female and Supreme Champion Percentage Aberdeen WDL Chavelle 9417 E, shown by W Diamond Livestock, Roswell, N.M.

Reserve Grand Champion Percentage Female TCS Erica 20U 22E, shown by Tummons Cattle, Gallatin, Mo.

Angus bulls and go on to wean powerful, highly efficient calves. On our ranch we’ve even accidentally had a pure bred Charolais-sired calf out of a smaller-than-average, three-year-old fullblood cow with no difficulty. She weaned a calf that was nearly 75 percent of her weight. Of course, careful bull selection in these scenarios is critical. Keep your options open. There are all kinds of markets out there where these smaller, more efficient, low labor, low cost cows will turn a tremendous profit for you. Aberdeens answer the profitability question … all of them! TL

LOGISTICS Continued from page 13

in excess of 50 percent of her weight that will be readily marketable for premium (no discounts) prices at local auc tion sale yards. If any breed is going to advance, the above-average breeding stock need to be kept for replacements and the rest need to go into terminal beef production. In some cases, we have heard of breeders who successfully breed fullblood Aberdeen cows to registered Angus or Red


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Efficiency That Shows    I have had many friends who have exited the cattle business over the years who have testified  that there is “Life After Cows”. I am not sure I would agree to that personally nor would I want to experience it. However, after over 5 decades in the cattle business, I’m thinking there could be “Life with fewer cows”. So we’ve decided to share our herd by offering you, your picks from one of America’s oldest and most successful Aberdeen herds. FEATURING Fullblood Homozygous Black Pairs & Yearling Heifers Fullblood Heterozygous Black and Red Pairs & Yearling Heifers

Many Fullblood Pairs for your selection.

Heterozygous Gus daughter with FB red calf.

Black Moderator Pairs and Yearling Heifers

Red Moderator Pairs and Yearling Heifers

Black Moderators - low input hard working cows.

Red Moderators to build a quality herd.

FOUNDATION COW FAMILIES, PROVEN SHOW SUCCESS, REALISTICALLY PRICED, DELIVERY AVAILABLE Good Selection of Breeding Age Bulls and Yearling Steers. Contact us for more information and pricing.

John and Joanne Reed Family 30217 110th Ave, Brooten, MN 56316 (320) 346-2750 John Reed Cell: (320) 808-1938 Jake Reed Family 30377 110th Ave, Brooten, MN 56316 (320) 346-2231 Jake Reed Cell: (320) 429-0983 Check out our website - • Email:

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Sired by: duff’s trust me

BW Adj WW Act YW REA IMF 63 717 1204 15.58 4.18 Semen Avai lable $25/Straw $50/Certificate

Monte Rowell | Rowell Cattle Company Ninnekah, OK | 405-519-1593


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