Friday, December 16, 2011

Kansas Beef Expo Market Show Results
December 10 - Hutchinson, KS
Top 5 Overall Market Ring A - Judge Randy Mullinix
Kayla Morrow Crossbred
Kyndel Reitzenstein Crossbred
Andrew Hodges Shorthorn Plus
Brooke Jensen Charolais
Beau Bremmer Chianina

Top 5 Kansas
Andrew Hodges Shorthorn Plus
Brooke Jensen Charolais
Brady Jensen Crossbred
Taylor Goering Limousin
Abby Wood Simmental
Top 5 Overall Market Ring B - Judge Scott Bush
Kayla Morrow Crossbred
Emma Vickland Crossbred
Beau Bremmer Chianina
Stetson Wiss Maine Anjou
Kyndal Reitzenstein Crossbred

Top 5 Kansas
Brooke Jensen Charolais
Brady Jensen Crossbred
Taylor Goering Limousin
Abby Wood Simmental
Andrew Hodges Shorthorn Plus

2011 Snow Angels Elite Female Sale
15 Heifer Sold with an average of $3,030
Champion Heifer, Shorthorn Plus - Mid Continent Farms sold for $4,750
Reserve Heifer, Angus - Armbruster Cattle sold for $6,750

Daily dose of lean beef good for the heart, study reveals

A new study provides evidence that eating beef everyday as part of a heart-healthy diet can improve cholesterol levels. The Beef in an Optimal Lean Diet (BOLD) study, to be published in the January 2012 edition of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, found that diets including lean beef every day are as effective in lowering total and LDL ‘bad” cholesterol as the “gold standard” of heart-healthy diets (DASH, Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension).
Funded by the Beef Checkoff and conducted at Pennsylvania State University, the BOLD study evaluated adults with moderately elevated cholesterol levels, measuring the impact of diets including varying amounts of lean beef on total and LDL cholesterol levels. Study participants experienced a 10 percent decrease in LDL cholesterol from the start of the study, while consuming diets containing 4.0 and 5.4 ounces of lean beef daily.


Thursday, December 15, 2011

K-State Winter Ranch Management Seminar

A  K-State Winter Ranch Management Seminar will be held on Tuesday, January 10, 2012, from 4:00 – 8:30 p.m.  Locations for the event include Manhattan (Kansas State University), Ashland (Ashland Community Center), Osborne (Kansas National Guard Armory), Highland (Highland Community College) and Russell (Russell County 4-H Building).  The tentative schedule is as follows:
            4:00 p.m.         Registration
            4:30 p.m.         Winter Ration Development
            5:15 p.m.         Ranch Management Focus (Trey Patterson, Padlock Ranch, via webinar)
            6:00 p.m.         Dinner
            7:00 p.m.         Cattle Business Outlook (Glynn Tonsor, K-State Ag Economist, via webinar)
            7:45 p.m.         Hunting Lease Management
The webinar speakers will be addressing the audiences at all 5 locations simultaneously.  Local speakers at each location will address winter ration development using a computerized ration balancing program and diversifying ranch income with hunting leases.  Brochures for the event will be available through your local county office shortly and will be available at  For additional information, contact Larry Hollis (; 785-532-1246). 

What Constitutes A Good Bull?

Not only has the price of bulls increased, but so has the bull’s impact on an operation’s bottom line.

Not surprisingly, bull prices – just like the rest of the industry’s pricing structure – are seeing a major increase . It wasn’t that many years ago that a $5,000 bull was considered to be a rare commodity. But, it appears that will be closer to an average bull than an elite bull this year. The higher prices and growing input prices aren’t only escalating the value of cattle but underscoring the growing differences in cattle’s value.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011


  (TOPEKA) – The Kansas Livestock Association (KLA) has announced Aaron Popelka will join the trade organization’s professional staff in early January as vice president of legal and government affairs. Popelka currently serves as chief counsel for U.S. Sen. Jerry Moran. He has been a key member of the senator’s staff since 2006 when Moran was in the U.S. House of Representatives and a member of the U.S. House Agriculture Committee. During his tenure with Moran, Popelka has worked on issues affecting agriculture, energy, environment, trade and water. He was very involved in helping to write the 2008 Farm Bill, of which Moran played a key leadership role during joint House-Senate Conference Committee negotiations.
Popelka was raised on a crop and cattle operation near Munden in north central Kansas. He graduated summa cum laude from Kansas State University with a degree in agricultural economics. At K-State, he was a member of Alpha Gamma Rho Fraternity and the Golden Key Honorary.
He subsequently studied a concentrated program of agricultural law at the University of Nebraska, where he received a juris doctorate degree, with distinction. Popelka was in private practice with a law firm for two years before joining Moran’s staff.
“KLA is fortunate to have acquired a highly qualified attorney to join other experienced staff lobbyists and lead our legal and governmental affairs efforts, which are a major thrust of KLA’s mission to serve members,” said KLA Executive Vice President Dee Likes. “Aaron’s years of experience in agricultural law and expertise on legislative and regulatory issues at the highest levels of government will be a valuable asset to KLA members and the agriculture industry.”
               KLA is a trade organization representing the state’s livestock business on legislative, regulatory and industry issues at both the state and federal levels. The association’s work is funded through voluntary dues dollars paid by its members.

National Beef, LLC owners agree to sell an ownership interest

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - U.S. Premium Beef, LLC (USPB) and National Beef Packing Company, LLC (National Beef) today announced that the owners of National Beef have entered into a Membership Interest Purchase Agreement with Leucadia National Corporation (Leucadia) under which Leucadia will acquire approximately 79% of the outstanding ownership interests in National Beef. The operations and management structure of National Beef will remain unchanged.

"This transaction will enable us to address the liquidity desires of USPB's diverse producer ownership base while maintaining our highly successful cattle supply system and a sizable investment in beef processing," Steve Hunt, CEO of USPB, said in making the announcement. "Leucadia is a diversified holding company engaged in a variety of businesses; its broad and deep experience will enhance our partnership. Our goals for the future of National Beef are aligned and we look forward to a long and successful partnership."


Friday, November 18, 2011


November 19, 2011 • At the Ranch in beautiful Beaver, UT
"Video's and updated Heifer pics ONLINE!"

85 Elite Simmental, Angus,
& Maine Anjou Bred Heifers and Cows
14 Head of our top Donor & Show Heifer prospects.
Gib Yardley (435) 310-0041
Steven Yardley (435) 310-1725
Jeannie Y. Griswold (435) 421-1200
John Griswold (405) 780-3300 • Mark Sneed (937) 269-1871

Thursday, November 17, 2011

75% Of American Vegetarians Eat Beef Again

When I meet vegetarians, the conversation almost always veers toward their rationale for making such a drastic dietary change. What motivates someone to give up healthy, nutrient-dense animal proteins? Can I help answer questions, alleviate associated guilt or clarify any misconceptions they may have? I certainly try.


Saturday, November 12, 2011

Ten steps to buying the right bull

  1. Identify Herd Goals- Herd goals serve as the foundation for sire selection and provide guidance as to traits with the most relevance.  Defining the production and marketing system, along with management strategies and environment, are key factors that warrant consideration:
      • Will the bull be used on heifers, mature cows, or both?   
      • Will replacement females be retained in the herd?
      • How will the calf crop be marketed (at weaning?, backgrounded?, retained ownership? sell females?)
      • What are the labor and management resources available?
      • What are the feed resources and environmental conditions of the operation
  1. Assess Herd Strengths and Weaknesses- Fundamental records are necessary to identify herd strengths and weaknesses.  Basic performance parameters such as calving percentage, weaning percentage, weaning weights, sale weights, carcass merit, feed usage, etc. are necessary to serve as the basis for assessing areas of strength and those needing attention.
  2. Establish Selection Priorities- Concentrate on those factors which stand to have the largest impact on profitability.  Remember that income is derived from performance (sale weight, % calf crop weaned, carcass merit, etc.).  Performance is a function of both genetics and environment/management.  Superior genetics can be negated by poor management, which emphasizes the importance of separating the impact of management (nutrition, health program) from that of genetics when specific priorities for the herd are established.  Considering both the genetic and management influences on various traits is important.  Focus on the handful of priority traits rather than attempting to change many traits simultaneously.  Establishing the few traits to focus on is the key factor.
  3. Utilize Selection Tools- Once selection priorities have been established through close examination of herd goals and current status, a number of useful tools are at the disposal of beef producers to assist in making genetic improvement.  Genetic differences across breeds have been well established, and utilization of different breeds in a complimentary fashion through structured crossbreeding plans provides the opportunity for improvement in multiple traits.  Most importantly, heterosis attained through crossbreeding has been shown to have significant favorable impacts on traits such as reproductive efficiency and cow longevity which are critical for herd profitability.  The limited ability to select for reproductive traits in the form of EPDs further emphasizes the importance of capturing the value of heterosis.
      • EPDs are available for many traits of economic importance.  The introduction of economic indexes which combine several related traits and their economic values into one EPD are available to assist with simultaneous improvement in multiple traits which impact areas such as carcass merit and post-weaning profit.  Again, with the large number of EPD tools available, the critical step is to determine the EPDs which are most important and establish benchmarks relative to each.
  4. Establish Benchmarks- Several tools can be utilized to assist in the determination of EPD specifications.  EPD values for current and past sires can be used as benchmarks.  With these benchmarks, EPD specifications can be set to reflect the desired increase or moderation in performance for a particular trait.  As an example, establishing a benchmark for milk EPD can be determined through the relationship between previous sires’ genetics for milk and the performance of his daughters in the herd.
  5. Find Source- With the above defined, we can now begin to look at individual bulls.  There are many sources of bulls that warrant consideration- production sales, test stations, and private treaty sales.  Of critical importance is that the bull be from a reputable source which will stand behind their product.  It may be necessary to look at several sources in order to find the correct bull.
  6. Do Your Homework- The first step to doing so is to evaluate the sale catalog, performance pedigree, and data.  By examination of the bull's performance record, determine which bulls meet the EPD and other specifications that have been established (and likewise eliminate those that do not meet the specifications).  Be prepared to make trade-offs, as the perfect record may not be attainable.  Do not be surprised or alarmed when the bulls you have highlighted appear scattered throughout the sale order.  Remember to stick to the selection criteria and qualifications/specifications that have been established.  All this can and should be accomplished prior to departing for any sale.
  7. Take a Look- Once the list has been narrowed to only bulls which meet the criteria, these bulls can be further evaluated and selection refined.  Having a list of suitable bulls prior to arrival at the auction or farm will not only save time, but also assist in making sure the right bull for the situation is purchased.  Upon narrowing the potential candidates on paper, the bulls can be evaluated for suitability of phenotypic traits and the potential candidate list shortened even further.  Not all relevant traits have EPDs (examples include disposition, foot soundness, fleshing ability, etc.), and therefore must be evaluated visually.
  8. Make a Sound Investment- For many cow-calf producers, purchasing a new bull is a relatively infrequent occurrence.  This emphasizes the importance of selecting the right bull, particularly in single sire herds.  The value of the right bull cannot be underestimated.  Investments in good genetics will pay dividends both short and long-term through the influence the bull has on each calf crop as well as his daughters that are retained in the herd.
  9. Manage the New Bull Properly- Of equal importance is the care and management of the newly acquired bull.  Proper management and nutrition are essential for the bull to perform satisfactorily during the breeding season.  With most new herd sires purchased as yearling bulls- management prior to, during, and after the first breeding season is particularly important.  Plan ahead by acquiring a new yearling bull at least 60 to 90 days prior to the breeding season so that ample time is available to allow for adjustment to a new environment, commingling with other bulls, and getting the bull in proper breeding body condition.
Source: Dr. Scott P. Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, VA Tech




Join us at the Ben Danner Sale Facility at 4:00 pm for dinner and VIDEO AUCTION.
Juniors - Check your mailboxes next week for the little black book!
PAULSEN CATTLE || Jeff Paulsen || Preston, IA 52069 || 563.212.9944 (C)



With Show Cattle's Premier Anchor Chris Terembes
Sponsorship Spots Available
Contact Chris Terembes at 434.962.3993

Beef Quality Assurance Training Scheduled in Wichita

TOPEKA, Kan. – The Kansas Beef Council (KBC) and the Beef Cattle Institute at Kansas State University (BCI) are hosting a Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) training and certification workshop November 30, 2011, in Wichita. There is no charge to attend the workshop which, will be conducted in Osage Room 207 at the Century II/Hyatt complex located at 400 West Waterman Street. In addition to BQA training and certification, participants also will study animal welfare assessment tools, animal husbandry best management practices and proper downed animal care, plus receive humane euthanasia training.

“The goal is to further train producers to improve their ability to increase consumer confidence in beef products,” said Dan Thomson, DVM, Assistant Dean of Outreach, Associate Professor-Jones Professor of Production Medicine and director of BCI.

Beef consumers are more aware than ever about the quality and safety of the food products they purchase and have growing interest in how animals are raised. The BQA program is the cornerstone of the beef industry’s quality and safety efforts. The standard goal of BQA is to deliver a healthy, safe and wholesome beef product to consumers. BQA includes hazard analysis and planning; proper vaccine handling; administration of vaccines at the proper injection site; management documentation and recordkeeping; and proper cattle handling and care.

The beef checkoff-funded event begins with a complimentary lunch at 11:30 a.m. and will conclude by 3:00 p.m.  Lunch is sponsored by Allflex USA/Destron Fearing and MWI Veterinary Supply. Attendees are asked to pre-register by November 25 by calling the KBC office at (785) 273-5225 or by emailing If calling after business hours reservations can be left in a voice message.

Friday, October 28, 2011


Bidding Open October 31 to November 1

View pictures and video of the entire offering at
Mike, Sheryl, Reece and Kendyll Theobald
8966 County Road A • Belleville, WI 53508
Phones: 608.832.6383 or 608.712.9247

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

New facility proposed for Kansas City’s American Royal

A new equestrian and agricultural center was proposed yesterday by board members of Kansas City’s American Royal. The proposal calls for demolishing Kemper Arena and building a facility that better fits the needs of the 112-year-old American Royal Horse Show, Rodeo and Livestock Show.
Located in Kansas City’s West Bottoms, Kemper Arena is adjacent to the site that was the Kansas City Stockyards. Kemper Arena was built in 1974 next to the American Royal complex to host basketball games, hockey games, concerts and other events, including the American Royal Rodeo.


Crowded, stretched world awaits 7 billionth baby

(Reuters) - The world's 7 billionth person will be born into a population more aware than ever of the challenges of sustaining life on a crowded planet but no closer to a consensus about what to do about it.
To some demographers the milestone foreshadows turbulent times ahead: nations grappling with rapid urbanization, environmental degradation and skyrocketing demand for healthcare, education, resources and jobs.


Tuesday, October 25, 2011


OCTOBER 25 - 26, 2011
Visit our web site for sale offering and more information
Call or stop by anytime
Joel and Dan Leo
1146 7th Avenue - Dannebrog, NE 68831
Joel: 308-750-0993 - Dan: 308-226-2576

Cattle rustler caught again, may serve 18 years in jail

The Alvin Sun-Advertiser reports a repeat offender who has stolen hundreds of cows since 2006 has been caught again.
Jerome Heath Novak from Rosharon, Texas, pled guilty to nine charges including theft and livestock theft. His plea deal allows him to avoid three 18-year sentences and six two-year sentences and instead faces a maximum of 18 years.
He will be eligible for parole after four and a half years.
Novak stole 26 head of cattle from Huston County and another 28 cattle at the Nacogdoches Livestock Exchange. The cattle are valued at $18,000. He is suspected of stealing cattle in other counties and has a history with cattle theft.


USDA Offering Loans For Buying, Running Farms

USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) is offering Socially Disadvantaged and Beginning Farmer Loans designed to help some people purchase and operate farms.
Socially disadvantaged groups include women, blacks, American Indians and Alaskan Natives, Latinos and Asian and Pacific Islanders.
Loans also are available to any beginning farmers and ranchers who are unable to obtain financing from commercial credit sources.
Further information and applications for the loan programs described are available at local FSA county offices. These are usually listed in telephone directories in the section set aside for governmental/public organizations under USDA FSA.


Monday, October 24, 2011

Miss America to visit Kansas State University

Miss America will be educating KSU on the importance of agriculture throughout the world, as well as discussing her journey with educating consumers on how and where their food comes from, on November 15th, at 7 PM, in McCain Auditorium.  Brought to you by KSU's Food For Thought organization.  To view her live blog click here!

American Royal Premium Auction

American Royal Junior Premium Livestock Auction: Grand Champion Steer, shown by Elizabeth Jones (Williamsburg, IA)/ $60,000; Reserve Grand Champion Steer, shown by Sarah Ayer (Calhoun, KY)/ $27,500; Grand Champion Hog, shown by Jake Keppy, (Durant, IA)/ $20,000; Reserve Grand Champion Hog, shown by Daniel Newnum (Kingman, IN)/ $11,000; Grand Champion Lamb, shown by Mackenzie Fruchey (Fayette, OH)/ $10,000; Reserve Grand Champion Lamb, shown by Samantha Raute (Carmel, IN)/ $9500; Grand Champion Goat, shown by Madison Belcher (Texico, NM)/ $5500; Reserve Grand Champion Goat, shown by Sierra Martin (Mason, TX)/ $6500

American Royal - Jr. Market Steer Show Grand Drive Brought to you by Sullivan Supply on MLC TV

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Nothing new, just a reminder that breeding systems work

Once the industry decided that the walls would not cave in when Hereford bulls were mated to Angus cows or vice versa, the world of beef cattle systems was created.
In the beginning, life was simple because all a producer needed to do was take an established herd of purebred or straight-bred cows and put a different breed of bull with the cows. Given that, the world of crossbreeding started to emerge.
As a point of significance, for many producers, such crossings were considered improper in those days, and one perhaps could even use the word sacrilegious.


Five Beef Scholarships totaling $15,000 will be awarded!

A $5,000 scholarship will be given to the top applicant, judged in this order of importance: activities and scholastic achievement, communication skills both essay and verbal, and reference letters. Additional scholarships will be awarded to four other applicants.

View More at CAB


Why hasn’t the industry seen more widespread adoption of two of the most profitable technologies available – artificial insemination and crossbreeding?

The rules of the game are changing. Sure, quality, pounds, reproduction, performance, health, marketing, risk management and the like have always been important, but the importance has grown exponentially with the changing dynamics of the marketplace.

Use whichever metric you choose. But, reproduction is worth more than ever with $150/cwt. calves; longevity is worth more with $200/ton hay and $1,500 bred heifers; feed efficiency is worth more with $7/bu. corn; carcass weight is worth more at $1.80/lb.; and the list just goes on and on.


Friday, October 21, 2011


Featuring a rare semen offering from
B/R New Dimension 7127 • OCC Eureka 865E • Rito 1I2 of 2536 6I6
MCC Daybreak • Rito Tremendous 0V42 • Quaker Hill Inside Track 0Y1
SULL Asset • Monopoly • Heater From Van Meter

Or Contact Chris Teremebes with Executive Sires

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Priced to sell on a first come, first serve basis.
Call for a personal tour - At the Ranch, Barnard, KS
Pearson Show Cattle has been a source for champions for many years across the country.
Breeder of the 2011 Kansas Junior Livestock Show Reserve Champion Steer!

See further sale information at our web site
Dennis Pearson • Barnard, KS • 785.738.7233 or 785.593.6625

TRANSFORMER Selling Half Semen Interest and Half Possession This Week

Selling Half Semen Interest and Half Possession
Pembrook Cattle Company presents R&R Transformer 102, a young herd sire prospect that offers loads of power and performance with excellent phenotype. Transformer is out of the top selling semen Genex sire, Sitz Upward, and the premier donor in the Pembrook, R&R Angus and Bob May Show Cattle programs. This bull is a true investment opportunity for breeding purposes and semen selling possibilities! Selling 1/2 semen and 1/2 possesion THIS WEEK in the Pembrook's Online Sale on

Sells this week! See More Information at the sale link
Bob May Show Cattle • Mineral Point, WI • 608-778-9804
Pembrook Cattle Co. • Fairview, OK - 405-206-7997

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Jensen Bros. Share in the Herd Sale

Saturday, Oct. 15th, 2011
Jensen Show Barn - South of Courtland, KS
Complete dispersion of all 2,3 & 4 year old females
plus a select group of ET heifers. Also selling herdbull prospects
and our proven Herdsire Redeem.
Catalog Now Online
Kevin & Sheila Jensen - 785.374.4372 or 785.243.6397
Kirk & Steph Jensen - 785.374.4223
Brady Jensen Cell - 785.614.1645
Herdsman, Eddie Sandberg 765.490.1719

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

PETA got turned down after a request to set up a booth at the Texas State Fair.  Way to go Texas!!  View full story here.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Mid Continent Farms and Partners Online Sale

Bids started to close down on Saturday October 1st at 7:00 pm for the MCF and Partners Online Sale, a MCF customer based sale.  It went well with an average of $2750.00 on 21 lots, high seller going to tag 19. View other high sellers here. Be sure to attend MCF's 26th Annual Club Calf Sale at 3:00 p.m October 15th, 2011 in Washington, Ks.  Cattle are ready for viewing now!!! View sale information here.

Homeowners say Wis. law favors big farms over them

John Adams, Magnolia Wis., complains that the stench from a 3,000 cow dairy farm located two miles from his home gives his wife and him headaches, they also blame the farm for contaminating their air and polluting their ground water.  They no longer feel safe eating the vegetables they grow in their own garden.    Adams and other area citizens took this issue to the state where they were over ruled by the state agriculture department.  They later sued the state as well as the dairy farm. View full story here.

Scientists study high altitude sickness in cattle.

In elevation change people may find themselves with a rising blood pressure and "out of breathe" type of feeling.  Scientist are currently investigating the same symptoms in cattle.  This could be a more serious issue in cattle because the inability to process oxygen can result in hypertension or a fluid buildup and eventually death. View full story

Salads are nice, but burgers are what really sell.

First Lady Michelle Obama's goal since being in the White House has been to slim down America, a fast growing obese nation.  The reason's why people choose a McDonald's Big Mac over a premium salad is primarily price.  McDonalds as well as many other fast food restaurants have since made healthier food options such as substituting apples for fries.  View full story

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Ak-Sar-Ben Heifer Show

Posting live from the Ak-Sar-Ben breeding heifer show where Judge Garrett Parsons just selected Mitchell Udell, Champion Maine-Anjou, for Supreme Heifer and Nick Sullivan with his Champion Chi for Reserve Supreme! Congratulations to all exhibitors at this years show!!!

Friday, September 16, 2011

Ak-Sar-Ben Steer Show

Posting live from Ak-Sar-Ben steer show in Omaha, Nebraska where Judge Brandon Callis just selected Grand Champion steer shown by Mitch Maurer and Reserve Grand Champion shown by Bailey Core. Congratulations to all participants! by

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Bids Close Sunday, September 25th - Omaha, Nebraska
Located just 10 Minutes from Ak-Sar-Ben
CRAIG STECK: 402.990.3207 or 319.530.8790 • DEAN STECK: 309.221.5631

Monday, September 12, 2011

2011 Nebraska State Fair Champion Simmental Heifer


(WICHITA) – Youth from across the state have entered 1,456 head of animals for the 79th annual Kansas Junior Livestock Show (KJLS). A total of 713 4-H and FFA members from 91 counties will show 109 market steers, 318 breeding heifers, 323 market hogs, 273 market lambs, 52 purebred ewes, 168 commercial ewes and 213 meat goats. The competition will take place September 23-26 at the Kansas Pavilions in Wichita
Marion County is sending 31 exhibitors to the show, the most of any county in the state. Johnson County youth have entered nine steers, 20 market lambs, 12 commercial ewes and 69 total head of livestock, the most of any county in the state in these four categories. The largest number of heifers, 30, was entered by Pottawatomie County. The market hog category is led by Washington County, with 21 entries. The largest number of purebred ewes entered, eight head, is a tie between Greeley and Lyon counties. Exhibitors from Labette County entered the most meat goats with 16 head.
When the competition is complete, grand and reserve steers, hogs, lambs and goats will sell during the KJLS Auction of Champions, September 26 at 7:00 p.m. The public is welcome and encouraged to support the event by bidding on livestock in the live auction. In many cases, exhibitors of the winning animals use the money earned from the auction to help fund their college educations and buy next year’s livestock projects.
Prior to the auction, KJLS will present a number of scholarships ranging from $750 to $2,500 to exhibitors who have excelled academically, in community service and in 4-H/FFA. A total of $283,600 in scholarships has been presented to 232 KJLS exhibitors since the program’s inception in 1993. Last year, a total of $18,900 was awarded to 11 exhibitors. The scholarship program is funded primarily through private contributions and income generated by the Beefeater Barbecue held in the Sam Fulco Pavilion prior to the premium sale. Tickets to the barbecue, which will begin at 5:30 p.m., are $60 and can be purchased at the door that evening or in advance by calling Cheryl Smith at (316) 390-0285.
“This traditional event for Kansas youth has a large number of faithful and very generous supporters,” said KJLS President Ed Frey of Wichita. “It is a great way for businesses and individuals to reward young people for their hard work and help them meet their educational goals.”
Separate from the selection of species champions, a showmanship contest will be held. The top showman in both the junior and senior divisions of each species will receive a silver belt buckle. Prizes also will be awarded for second through fifth place in each division.
The Kansas Junior Livestock Association (KJLA) will sponsor a club calf show and sale during KJLS. Steer and heifer prospects from some of the top club calf producers in the Midwest will be consigned. The event will take place September 24. Sale proceeds will go toward KJLA/Kansas Livestock Foundation Youth in Agriculture scholarships. Since its inception 30 years ago, this program has awarded more than $40,000 in scholarships to Kansas youth.
KJLS is sponsored by KLA, Kansas State University and the Agri-Business Council of Wichita. In addition to these groups, hundreds of volunteers from across the state help organize and put on the show.

Thursday, September 8, 2011



See our full bull lineup at
Or Call Chris Terembes at 434.962.3993 or Email Here

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

High Winds Whip Up Texas Wildfires

Dozens of wildfires continued to burn out of control across tinder-dry Texas on Monday as calls went out for off-duty firefighters around the region to report for duty.
The Texas Forest Service reported 56 separate fires on Sunday that had burned some 30,000 acres. Neighborhoods across eastern and central parts of the state were reporting widespread damage.
Authorities said the fires were propelled partly by the high winds brought by Tropical Storm Lee. A late-summer cool front brought winds of 30 to 40 mph to the region, which is already gripped by one of the worst droughts in history.
The National Weather Service said South, Central and East Texas were all under "red flag" warnings for critical fire conditions until late Sunday night.
'We're On Every Fire We Can Possibly Handle'


Preparing Calves for Their Future

How you handle the calves on your farm when they are young directly affects their performance in the feedyard. According to veterinarians and professionals who work in the field, producers should start early on in a calf’s life using calm handling techniques. Kip Lukasiewicz of Sandhills Cattle Consultants in Ainsworth, Neb., also recommends that producers follow these steps while moving cattle in a pasture rotation system:

  • Respect the bond between the cow and the calf.
  • If pairs are resting when you get there to move them, slowly walk through them, giving them ample time to pair up.
Oftentimes we are in a hurry to get things done, and this doesn’t always produce the most positive results. Another item that you may want to consider is leaving the back fence open for a time to allow younger calves plenty of time to move to the new grazing paddock.

It’s also recommended that you complete a “dry run” now and then where calves are calmly separated from cows for an overnight period and then reunited the next morning. The thought process is to show young calves that separation from the cow can be tolerated. This could be done when you have the cows in for artificial insemination (AI), or during a time like branding or tagging. Calves can also be periodically run through the chute and alleys just to help get them used to it.

As a cow-calf producer, it’s also extremely important to document the practices that you have implemented. These can be:
  • Handling procedures, both on farm, and in transit from farm to yard;
  • Weaning procedures;
  • Vaccinations (specific vaccines used). Be very specific when documenting what vaccine protocol you have used, preciseness really matters. For specific information on recordkeeping, refer to the “Group Processing Treatment Record” found on the MSU Beef Team website:;
  • Castrating;
  • Dehorning;
  • Weaning;
  • Treating for internal and external parasites. Be specific in the products that you have used;
  • Administering implants;
  • Adapting calves to feed or bunk breaking them; and
  • Current ration.
According to a recent survey conducted by Kansas State University (K-State), feedlots prefer to modify their animal processing programs when they know that they are receiving preconditioned calves. However, if you do not let them know, the feedlots have to assume that nothing has been done. The surveys also indicated that third-party verification can add to the level of trust that a feedlot is willing to put on a producer’s claim, and that they were “likely” to pay more for these types of preconditioned calves.

Communicating what you have done on your farm to the feedyard or the auction market also helps those down the line know what you have done with your calves to prepare them for the future. It makes the transition from the cow-calf operation to the feedyard that much easier and tolerable for the calves, and can aid in their overall health. Anything that you can do to help cattle adjust will ultimately make you a more attractive cow-calf producer, and will help to ensure a long-term relationship with your feedyard or auction market.
— Release by Cable Thurlow, Michigan State University.

Saturday, September 3, 2011


Select few calves to be bid off September 10th
All calves will be priced to sell September 11th
New Carlisle, OH

Look for more information at
Dave 937-875-0671or EMAIL
Linde 937-875-0670 or EMAIL

Monday, August 29, 2011


Thursday, September 8th - Bids Close at 6:00 PM
* Located only 35 Minutes From Nebraska State Fair *
Kearney, Nebraska

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Drought, high demand makes hay hard to find

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A scorching drought in the southern Plains has caused hay prices to soar, benefiting farmers to the north but forcing many ranchers to make a difficult choice between paying high prices or selling their cattle.

Ranchers in much of Texas, Oklahoma and even Kansas are having to pay inflated prices for hay and then shell out even more to have it trucked hundreds of miles from Iowa, Missouri, Nebraska or South Dakota. Their only other options are to reduce the size of their herds or move cattle to rented pastures in another state.


Friday, August 26, 2011


SEPTEMBER 3rd & 4th | At the Farm, LaCygne, KS
Heifer Show, Showmansip Clinic & Female Auction

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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Wisconsin State Fair - Grand Champion Steer Drive on MLC TV

Wisconsin State Fair - Grand Champion Steer Drive on MLC TV Sponsored by Carrousel Farms


by: Linda Breazeale
MSU Ag Communications

Mississippi State --
Mississippi could join Texas, Oklahoma and other southeastern states in widespread shortages of hay and forages if dry conditions continue.
Rocky Lemus, forage and grazing systems specialist with Mississippi State University's Extension Service, said Mississippi cattle producers are seeing about 50 percent losses of pasture and hay production.
“The southwestern part of the state is very dry. Spotty showers have provided some relief, but much more rain is needed statewide,” Lemus said.
Drought conditions can cause more challenges than just shortages in grass and hay.
“Plants accumulate more nitrogen when drought-stressed, and that can cause nitrate poisoning in cattle,” he said. “If producers are spraying pastures during droughts, herbicides will not be as effective, since most them need moisture to move into the root systems. Extending the grazing restriction might be a good idea if herbicides have been applied during the drought conditions. Also, some weeds could be more toxic during stressed conditions.”
Lemus said when rains help green up pastures, producers should delay returning cattle to allow time for the grass to recover.
Bruce Roberts runs a cow/calf operation in Pearl River County. He said the early summer drought hurt water supplies in ponds before impacting grass.
Eventually, his pastures became too short, too.
“It was really ugly by the end of June, but it's looking much better now. I had to feed some ryegrass hay around the first of July before we got a good rain that got the grass growing again. The cattle are in good shape because of the mineral program they have been on,” Roberts said.
Still, Roberts predicts a “mad rush” to get hay for this winter.
“I had put up 600 bales early in the summer, then had to feed 90 of them. We will need a total of 1,100 to get us through the winter,” he said.
Jane Parish, Extension beef cattle specialist, said producers are experiencing high feed prices at a time when grass is in short supply. Many producers are lowering their stocking rates to compensate for grass and hay shortages.
Another strategy is to wean sooner than normal to give cattle time to recondition before the next pregnancy.
“Fortunately, cattle prices are still relatively good. A lot of the heifers that would normally be held for replacements are going to feedlots instead,” she said. “The long-term forecast looks good for prices if producers can hold out. The national herd is small, so prices could become even stronger.”
Flooding along the Mississippi River caused problems for a handful of cattle producers this year.
“If ponds were flooded by the river, producers have to worry about possible chemical contamination,” Parish said. “Old batteries, arsenic and lead are some potential problems as well as a lot of bacteria that grow in wet conditions. We worry about some cattle diseases transferring through contaminated water even during normal conditions.”
Parish said most Mississippi cattle producers are in much better shape than those in Texas and Oklahoma.

Friday, August 19, 2011


(TOPEKA) – Erbes Farms will host the final 2011 Kansas Livestock Association (KLA)/Kansas State University Ranch Management Field Day August 29. The farming and feeder cattle operation, located south of La Crosse in central Rush County, is owned and operated by Lawrence Erbes. Erbes purchases calves in the fall and winter through local auction markets and backgrounds the cattle at his farm’s headquarters. The cattle then are finished at a commercial feedyard in Western Kansas before being marketed through U.S. Premium Beef.
CattleFax Analyst Lance Zimmerman will start the event with a presentation on the trends and implications of higher market prices. Agriculture, and specifically the beef industry, is facing challenges with a new price structure for cattle, grazing land, hay, corn and other inputs. Zimmerman will discuss potential opportunities this scenario may present and provide an outlook for supplies, price trends and profit opportunities.
As production costs continue to increase, producers need strategies to cut costs and become more efficient. K-State Cow-Calf Specialist Robert Weaber will share information on the implications of cow size, lactation and other production factors for gaining efficiencies.
Another educational session will focus on using grain by-products in a cow-calf or stocker program. Wet distillers’ grains and other by-products may reduce costs for supplementing a cowherd or feeding young cattle in a backgrounding program, but storing and handling these feedstuffs presents challenges for farmers and ranchers. K-State Beef Systems Specialist Justin Waggoner will highlight new research indicating grass-based or small confinement operations may be able to take advantage of lower summer prices for wet distillers’ grains by storing it until feed is needed during the winter months.
Garden City cattleman Sam Hands and his family own and operate a commercial cowherd and custom feeding business. He will discuss how performance data is used when selecting genetics for his cowherd. In addition, Hands will explain how selecting for an efficient and profitable beef cow may also impact the feeding performance and carcass value of offspring.
The La Crosse field day will begin with registration at 3:30 p.m. and conclude with a free beef dinner at 7:00 p.m. All livestock producers and others involved in the business are invited to attend.
Erbes Farms is located one-half mile south of the La Crosse city limits on the east side of Highway 183. Directional signs will be posted.
La Crosse also is home to the Kansas Barbed Wire Museum, Post Rock Museum, Nekoma Bank Museum and Rush County Historical Museum. These four attractions are contiguous and located off Highway 183 on the south side of La Crosse. Field day attendees are encouraged to visit these museums prior to the event.
Bayer Animal Health and the Farm Credit Associations of Kansas are sponsoring the field day. For more information, go to or call the KLA office at (785) 273-5115.
          KLA is a trade organization representing the business interests of independent beef producers at the state and national levels. Members of the association are involved in all segments of the livestock industry, including cow-calf production, backgrounding, cattle feeding, swine, dairy and sheep.

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Thursday, August 18, 2011


All new online bidding format for 2011! Easy as 1-2-3! Register to bid, view the calves
in person at Club Calf Paradise or online by video, and bid any time.
Photos and Videos coming later this week!
Crawford County Iowa is Club Calf Paradise!

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Juli & Brad Nelson • 712-269-6275 • Denison, Iowa

2011 Iowa State Fair Market Steer Results

Thank you Matt Lautner TV for the results
Please visit for complete video coverage of the Iowa State Fair
Grand Champion Market Steer - Champion Division II Steer
Shown by Madisyn Jorgensen
Reserve Grand Champion Market Steer - Reserve Division II Steer
Shown by Gracie Russell

3rd Overall Market Steer - Champion Charolais
Shown by Brooke Kuesel
4th Overall Market Steer - Champion Division I Steer
Shown by Bailey Core

5th Overall Market Steer - Champion Maine-Anjou Steer
Shown by Gracie Russell

Iowa State Fair Champion Market Steer Video from Matt Lautner Cattle TV

Seminar Assists Producers With Drought Management

Sept. 1 drought seminar will help farmers and ranchers effectively manage their resources through the ongoing drought.
Noble Foundation releas

Five Oklahoma and Texas organizations will collaborate on an event to help farmers and ranchers effectively manage their resources through the ongoing drought.

The Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation, Fannin County Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Fannin County Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), Fannin County and Grayson County AgriLife Extension Service and Bois d’ Arc Cowboy Church will host the Agricultural Management During Drought Seminar from noon to 4 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 1, at the Bois d’ Arc Cowboy Church, located at 3375 South Highway 121, Bonham, Texas.

“This drought is shaping up to be a once-in-a-lifetime event,” said Hugh Aljoe, consultation program manager. “We want our producers to have quality information on as many topics as possible so they can make informed decisions and successfully make it through this drought.”

The seminar will begin with a free lunch (provided by Fannin County SWCD), followed by presentations by the Fannin County NRCS district conservationist and Noble Foundation agricultural consultants.

  • Dan Childs, Noble Foundation economic consultant, will review the tax consequences of livestock sales during drought.
  • Chuck Coffey, Noble Foundation pasture and range consultant, will discuss fall management options for stressed pastures, specifically looking at the current drought cycle, reserve herd days, over-seeding and pasture recovery.
  • Randy Moore, NRCS district conservationist, will review the potential of renovating ponds during this drought period.
  • Steven Smith, Noble Foundation wildlife and fisheries consultant, will discuss how drought will affect wildlife food supply, especially the impact on white-tailed deer.
  • Job Springer, Noble Foundation economic consultant, will preview the upcoming market outlook, including a look at producers’ inevitable decision to either winter cows or sell their herd, as well as the potential for repurchasing cattle in the spring.
  • Clay Wright, Noble Foundation livestock consultant, will describe drought management steps for cow-calf producers, including tips for culling, feeding alternatives and maintaining body condition scores and water considerations.
The Agricultural Management During Drought Seminar, is offered at no cost, but advanced registration is requested. To register, please call Fannin County Natural Resources Conservation Service at 903.583.9513 ext. 3.

Consider Pregnancy Checking Cattle Early

Culling nonpregnant cows before winter feeding can result in significant savings
NDSU Ag Communications

Although winter feed costs represent 60 to 70 percent of the expense of maintaining a beef cow, less than 20 percent of U.S. beef producers perform a pregnancy check in their herds.
“Producers can realize significant savings by identifying and culling nonpregnant females prior to winter feeding,” says Carl Dahlen, North Dakota State University Extension Service beef cattle specialist.
Historical cull-cow markets reach a low point in November, which coincides with the time most producers would wean calves and pregnancy check cows. Based on the average cull-cow market price for 2005 to 2010, the price difference between selling in August or November is roughly $8 per hundredweight, which equates to a difference of $108 when selling a 1,350-pound cow.
“Producers who are able to perform pregnancy exams and subsequently cull open cows during the next several months may realize substantial financial benefits, compared with marketing cull cows in November,” Dahlen says.

However, not all producers have breeding seasons, facilities and the labor force to do pregnancy exams during the late summer. Herds with defined breeding seasons are best suited to take advantage of early pregnancy exams, according to Dahlen.
If bulls are run continuously with a cow herd or are being pulled from the pasture the same day as the pregnancy exam, producers have no way to determine the cows’ true pregnancy status. Cows that become pregnant early in the breeding season will be identified easily in these instances, whereas cows that appear to be “open” actually may have been bred recently. These recently bred cows may be carrying an early pregnancy that is too young to feel via rectal palpation or visualize with ultrasound.

When to pregnancy check
To accurately and efficiently conduct pregnancy exams on large groups of cows, the exams should be performed from 26 to 30 days after the last possible breeding if using ultrasound for pregnancy diagnosis. If using rectal palpation, pregnancy exams should be conducted 35 to 40 days after the cows are bred.
For example, herds calving in mid to late January would have a bull turnout or artificial insemination date around April 15. If the producer is using a 45-day breeding season, this herd would be ready to pregnancy check with ultrasound around June 29 and with palpation per rectum on July 9. However, a herd that calves toward the end of April (July turnout) and has an 85-day breeding season will not be ready to pregnancy check until the first or second week in November.
Thus, producers with herds that calve in January through March or even late April and have a short breeding season can take advantage of early pregnancy checking to market cull cows prior to the historic market downturn of November.
“Following these guidelines, with proficient expertise, pregnancy detection should be very close to 100 percent accurate,” Dahlen says. “All cows that are nonpregnant should be identified at the time of the exam.”
However, a small portion of cows determined to be pregnant during an early pregnancy exam will have fetal loss naturally prior to calving (the majority of this loss occurs by 60 days post-breeding). This fetal loss occurs whether or not producers choose to perform early pregnancy checking.
Dahlen also has this advice:
  • In herds with thin cows, limited pasture or limited forage, removing open cows early may allow the remaining pregnant cows more access to feed resources.
  • Sufficient labor to gather and work cattle and good handling facilities make pregnancy determination less stressful on both the cattle and the people working them.
  • As with all activity involving cattle during summer months, be mindful of weather conditions and avoid working cattle in extreme heat.
“Some producers can take advantage of market conditions to capitalize on the benefits of early pregnancy detection,” he says. “Others, however, will have to decide whether to pregnancy check in November or wait until spring to market open cows.”

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Don't Miss Live State Fair Coverage

August 16 & 17 - Iowa State Fair Coverage
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Thursday, August 11, 2011

Club Calves For Sale from Shaver Cattle Co.

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SETH - 785-819-3414 or RICK - 785-452-0507

Monday, August 8, 2011

Ohio fair's champion livestock sale sets 6 records

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Organizers say the auction of champion livestock and exhibits on the Ohio State Fair's final day raised a new high of $236,000 for the fair's youth program and set records in six categories.
The list for Sunday's Sale of Champions at the fair included chickens, lambs and beef, as well as a block of Swiss cheese that represented six dairy champions. It was sold to Kroger Co. for $15,500.
That was among six all-time high prices set Sunday. The grand champion market beef went for $85,000, and the reserve beef champion sold for $40,000. The sale also set new record prices for the grand champions among meat chickens, market goats and market turkeys.
The market goat, turkey and dairy categories were new additions.

New Junior Hereford Board Members, Officers Elected

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The election of four new junior Hereford members to the National Junior Hereford Association (NJHA) board of directors was made, along with announcement of the new officer team at the 12th annual VitaFerm® Junior National Hereford Expo (JNHE) July 15 in Kansas City, Mo.

The officer team for 2011-2012 is chairman – Matt Woolfolk, Columbia, Tenn.; vice chairman – Austin Buzanowski, Pompeys Pillar, Mont.; communications chair – Jaime Hanson, Comfrey, Minn.; membership chair – Kevin Ernst, Windsor, Colo.; leadership chair – Tamar Adcock, Assumption, Ill.; and fundraising chair – Mallorie Phelps, Grandview, Texas. Also serving on the board are directors Hunter Grayson, Watkinsville, Ga., and Andrew Albin, Newman Ill.

Krissi McCurdy, Chatsworth, Ga.; Shelby Rogers, Hamilton, Texas; Keysto Stotz, Skiatook, Okla.; and Courtney Tribble, Puyallup, Wa., received their maroon jackets as new NJHA directors during the awards ceremony July 15. Two delegates from each state junior Hereford association voted for the individuals they wanted to represent the membership. The four retiring junior board members announced the results and passed their jackets onto the new leadership.

Krissi McCurdy is the 18-year-old daughter of Donald and Kay McCurdy, Chatsworth, Ga. This fall she will be a freshman at Butler County Community College, El Dorado, Kan., majoring in education and will be a member of the livestock judging team. She was very active in her high school FFA chapter and local 4-H club. Additionally, McCurdy was her graduating class salutatorian. In the Georgia Junior Hereford Association, McCurdy is currently the president and has served as the secretary. She has been a NJHA member for 15 years and has participated in 11 JNHEs. She was a voting delegate for two years and was named outstanding state junior in 2010.

Shelby Rogers is the 17-year-old daughter of Keith and Cindy Rogers, Hamilton, Texas. This fall she will be a senior at Hamilton High School and plans to pursue a career in agriculture journalism. Rogers has been a member of the Texas Junior Polled Hereford Association for 11 years where she is currently the president and has served as first vice president, second vice president and director. She has attended 10 JNHEs and six Program for Reaching Individuals Determined to Excel (PRIDE) Conventions. Aside from being competitive in the showring, Rogers is the owner of 55 registered Hereford cows and two Dams of Distinction.

Keysto Stotz is the 18-year-old son of Max and Karen Stotz, Skiatook, Okla. This fall Stotz will be a freshman at the University of Tulsa majoring in music and pre-law. He is very active in his church and with the Tulsa Youth Symphony. Additionally, Stotz served as the vice president and treasurer of his FFA chapter and the president, vice president and secretary of his 4-H club. In the Junior Hereford Association of Oklahoma, he is currently serving as president and has been a member for 10 years. In addition to being competitive in the showring, Stotz has participated in numerous JNHE contests, was a prospect award winner and has attended three PRIDE conventions.

Courtney Tribble, Puyallup, Wash., is the 20-year-old daughter of Rick Tribble and Denise Jagielo. Tribble is a junior at Pierce College, Puyallup, Wash., majoring in agricultural business management. She has been very active in her 4-H club where she served as president, treasurer and was a Northwest Junior Livestock Show 4-H representative for two years. She also volunteers for her church and local food bank. During her 13 years in the Washington State Junior Hereford Association, Tribble has served as the president, treasurer, historian and director. Some of her accomplishments in the showring include several division champions in Denver and Reno.

The 2011 VitaFerm Junior National Hereford Expo was sponsored in part by Biozyme Inc., St. Joseph, Mo. The NJHA is one of the most active junior programs in the country with approximately 3,000 members. The NJHA’s mission is to create and promote enthusiasm for the breed while providing opportunities through leadership, education and teamwork. For more information about the NJHA, visit

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Red Event Catalog Now Online

The Red Event catalog is now online. Check out the outstanding set of females that is being offered for sale on September 4th in LaCygne, KS. JK Cattle Company, Three Fires Cattle and Brylor Ranch have put together a tremendous set of Red Angus Females for sale. If you are looking for a Red Angus Female for a Show Heifer, Donor, or Foundation Female this is the sale to be at.
To request a print catalog please contact
JK Cattle - Kurt or Paula Schwarz at 660-424-3422 or 913-757-2162.
Or Huncovsky Marketing at 785.259.4122.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Entries Due Today for the Belleville Nationals!

Don't Forget - Entries for the Belleville Nationals at the NCK Free Fair are due today!
$1500 in Cash to the Champions of the Open Class Show.


“As uncomfortable as we are during the heat of the day, it is important to remember cattle generally do not handle heat as well as humans,” according to Rick Machen, professor and Texas AgriLife Extension specialist. Heat stress is a function of temperature, relative humidity, wind speed and solar radiation.

The core body temperature of cattle does not peak until two hours after the peak in ambient temperature, which often comes at 5 p.m. or later. Cattle need at least six hours to dissipate the heat accumulated during the day. Consequently, nighttime cooling is essential for managing heat stress. Warm humid nights with no breeze following a +100° days pose a real challenge for cattle.


Blue-Green Algae Becomes Deadly as Temperatures Rise

This year it's beginning to seem as though there's a bovine grim reaper around every pasture gate. There are worries over high nitrate levels in dryland corn, heat stress in feedlots, a lack of forages, and now the infamous blue-green algae.

To safeguard cattle, or any other livestock, from the extreme danger posed by algal blooms this year, water them from well maintained, on-farm vessels. (DTN/Progressive Farmer photo by Becky Mills)
In many parts of the country algae blooms are fairly common, often occurring as the weather changes. With this year's extreme conditions, the phenomenon is spreading to parts of the country where cattlemen aren't as familiar with the deadly toxins these organisms can produce. The danger grows as the weather changes back to more moderate norms.


Monday, August 1, 2011


2010 John Deere 568 Baler - Purchased New By Us
Only 1610 Bales Through The Machine - Net Wrap or Twine - Small Tires
Extra Sharp Baler In Great Condition
Asking $30,000 - or Trade for Wheat, Corn or Cattle
2004 John Deere Hydra Swing Mower/Conditioner
In Great Condition - Asking $12,000 - or Trade for Wheat, Corn or Cattle
Like New • Well Maintained

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Voboril Land & Cattle - Overland Park, KS
Kenny Voboril - 913.664.8171 or 913.239.9491
Luke Kierscht - 913.972.0389 - Ranch Manage


Many donor type females are in this set of Maine and Sim influenced major club calf producers, ages two years and up. They are priced to sell with a rare chance to obtain a great set of producers in volume.

These powerful cows could be held over and easily moved into a spring program. Included in this set are several marketable and important donor type females. There is a wealth of maternal value in these cows. They would make powerful steer producers or a solid foundation for any operation. Sound, good uddered and functional!
They sell with A.I. service to Heat Wave, Troubadour, Wide Open, Chopper, Black Label (Irish Whiskey), Grizzly and BK Unlimited Power. This set of cows has generated many tops sellers. Every fall cow will sell from this operation. Nothing is held back in an effort to become all spring-calving herd.
Calving on this set of cows begins in late August.

The cattle are easy to look at and are located just off of I-80 in the SE corner of Wyoming.
DUELLO CATTLE CO. - Dr. Dave Duello
1526 State Hwy 215 - Pine Bluffs, Wyoming 82082
307-220-3645 Cell | Text - EMAIL - Mike Shelit 307-640-4590