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Carcass Excellence – Rowell Cattle Company

Rowell Cattle Get It Done!

For the last two years Rowell Cattle Company of Ninnekah, Oklahoma has been collecting carcass data on their Optimizer steers and heifers and are seeing tremendous results. The cattle Rowell sent out were out of Optimizer cows and a mix of Salers and Hereford bulls. Born in February and March, the steers and heifers were shipped out in the middle of December and harvested in May. The steers were on feed for 154 days while the heifers finished in 176 days and both groups. “I really want these cattle to marble well without having any 4 and 5 yield grades. And they did just that,” said Rowell. The steers gained 3.4 a day with a tremendous feed conversion of 5.8. The heifers gained right under 3 pounds a day and killed tremendous. Right at half the heifer load had over a 15.5 square inch ribeye while still grading choice! “These cattle hit it out of the ball park,” said Rowell! The cost of gain on the steers was 68 cents a pound while the heifers were 72 cents a pound. Multiple steers and heifers hit the CAB mark. In addition, Rowell Cattle Company has been scanning just about everything in production on the place in Ninnekah the last couple of years. “It is all about the numbers, that is where it’s at,” Rowell said. “My goal is to be able to identify all the cattle that have the ability to gain, but still grade really well. That is what I am striving to get,” said Rowell.

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Colmore Farms “Focused On the Future” Online Heifer Sale Results

Colmore Farms • October 10, 2017
Online Sale

14 Heifers averaged $3,082

There were bidders from eight states and cattle sold to five states including: Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Mississippi and Missouri.

Top Selling Heifers

Lot 1 – JCGC Eliza 765E
A 3/8/17, black, purebred heifer sired by DJF Whiskey River 9006W out of a Legend’s Reward cow. Sold to Brittany and Christian Hirsch of Thayer, Mo. for $7,300.

Lot 4 – JCGC Elise 795E
A 2/17/17, black, purebred heifer sired by JCGC XL 029X out of a DJF Whiskey River 9006W cow. Sold to Brittany and Christian Hirsch for $6,500.

Lot 7 – JCGC Elna 751E
A 2/1/17, black, purebred heifer sired by DJF Whiskey River 9006W out of a HUBB Old Dakota 41L sow. Sold to Dalton Reynolds of Huntsville, Mo. for $3,750

Lot 2 – JCGC Elvira 715E
A 1/9/17, black, purebred heifer sired by JCGC XL 029X out of a ETC Old Casino 520R cow. Sold to Tracy Mitchell of Corinth, Miss.

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Carcass Excellence – GG&T Ranch

Premiums to be Had Feeding Salers & Optimizer Cattle!

The GG&T Ranch of Quinter, Kansas understand the importance of carcass traits when raising beef cattle. Gary Werth said, “They are awfully good premiums to be made if a guy is willing to feed for it.” Typically, the Werth family has fed out and harvested approximately 100 head a year and have seen tremendous results. Any cull bulls are cut at weaning and put in the feeder pen. These cattle have been a mix of Salers, Optimizer, and Angus. “We have seen 40% of our cattle grading prime while the rest have hit choice with multiple steers making CAB,” said Werth. These Salers and Optimizer cattle are doing so well that this year they are targeting 200 head to feed out and harvest. The Werth’s have also started feeding out any cull and open cows. “These Salers cattle do an excellent job. We feed a high energy diet with free choice hay, pushing them to a live weight between 1250 and 1400 pounds. We have found these cattle can handle the extra weight while still having a lower numerical yield grade,” Werth said. The Werth family says they have always paid attention to carcass data, but as of late are giving it extra emphasis. Werth said, “With Salers cattle a guy gets the maternal side anyway, so why not!”

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2017 National Salers Tour

We are very excited to have the 2017 National Salers Tour here in the central part of Virginia. Although we are few in breeder numbers, we are big in Salers Cattle in our state.

We have a great itinerary for you to see some quality Salers cattle and to view a few of the many historical sites near our farms. Virginia is just chock full of history that was part of the bedrock in the founding of this great nation. The state of Virginia has embraced more than half of the battlefield tragedies during the Civil War and has a small town who gave many human sacrifices during WWII. And even through all of that, this state still provided the country’s leadership with eight United States Presidents born within its border.

We hope you come to our part of the world to enjoy the many historical facets within the state of Virginia that some just read about. A special feature of this tour will be a very well know historian of this area. He will be narrating the many aspects of our historical country-side as we ride the bus from one site to the next. You will be entertained and learn much as we go down the road.

We are saddened, however, that you may be here for only a short time and only get a taste of our history and Salers Cattle. Perhaps you can extend your stay and see much more but, if not, then we hope you leave with a smile on your face and a spot in your heart for our Southern Hospitality.

The Slusher and Brockman Families

For a full schedule, hotel information and registration form, visit – http://salersusa.org/national-tour/.

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ASJA Junior National Guest Speaker

Can you guess who our entertainment speaker for opening ceremonies will be this year? She’s traveled 35,000 miles across the United States and Canada to be a voice for both rodeo and agriculture. Her degree comes from Mississippi State University. Her heart beats for her family’s cattle ranch. Her faith is in God above. In December she will compete for Miss Rodeo America at the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo, hoping to be the third Miss Rodeo America to hail from the great state of Mississippi. You guessed it, Miss Rodeo Mississippi, Emma Jumper! Emma will be speaking about the hardships and joys of life on the cattle ranch and motivating us to recognize that the week we get to spend together is so much more than “just a cattle show.”

As a Junior Board we are working very hard to have as many people as possible at this event. We hope that you all will be able to attend. This year is shaping up to be the biggest yet. We have over twenty new members and cannot wait to share what Salers cattle and our Junior National is all about!

Don’t forget that registration is online only and is live now! Early registration closes May 15th. The 2017 Salers Jr. Nationals will be held in Corinth Mississippi June 26th– 30th. The Futurity is July 1st!  As you read above, we have many new, exciting things planned for this year. You don’t want to miss it! To stay up to date, make sure to join us on Facebook at American Salers Junior Association.

Are you interested in hosting Jr. Nationals for 2018? Please contact any of the ASJA board and we will be glad to get you a host state packet with all of the information needed to place a bid for the upcoming year’s Jr. National.

Big things are coming! – Sierra Jacobi, ASJA Reporter

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RAO Salers Sale Report

April 10, 2017
Williston, N.D.
Auctioneer: Kirby Krebsbach

29 Bulls Averaged $3,098
16 Heifers Averaged $1,575

Lot 17 – RAO Derrick 636D. A 2/25/16, black, polled, purebred bull. Sired by GGT P BK Summit 48A, out of an NJF Feists Galaxy 06N dam. Sold to Lee Stenson of Crosby, N.D. for $7,000.

Lot 22 – RAO Dudley 08D. A 2/11/17, red, polled, purebred bull. Sired by PW Believe 12B, out of an NJF Silversmith 45S dam. Sold to Dustin Mortenson of Williston, N.D. for $6,750.

Lot 19 – RAO Dover 648D. A 2/28/17, black, polled, purebred bull. Sired by GGT P BK Summit 48A, out of an NJF Top Level 39X dam. Sold to Hugh Minot of S.D. for $5,250.

Lot 6 – RAO Divide 51D. A 3/1/17, black, polled, purebred bull. Sired by MAC Richland 21K, out of an SRS Outback 0809X dam. Sold to Crohn Ranch of Dagmar, Mont. for $5,000.

Lot 56 – RAO Daphne 673D. A 3/10/16, red, polled, purebred heifer. Sired by PW Believe 12B, out of a Big Sky Cruiser 33W dam. Sold to Dustin Mortenson for $1,950.

Lot 57 – RAO Dory 680D. A 3/23/16, red, polled, purebred heifer. Sired by PW Believe 12B, out of a MAC Union 60U dam. Sold to Dustin Mortenson for $1,950.

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Midland National Salers Test Sale Results

April 6, 2017
Columbus, Montana
Auctioneer: Joe Goggins

41 Bulls Averaged $3,604

Lot 822 – ECR Donovan 605D of 25B, a 1/22/16, black, polled 50% bull. Sired by Connealy Capitalist 028, out of a MAC Black Vista 349Y dam. Consigned by Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D. Sold for $7,250 to Jensen Ranch of Circle, Mont.

Lot 821 – ECR Dallas 604D of 50B. A 1/21/16, black, polled, 50% bull. Sired by Connealy Capitalist 028, out of a MAC Black Vista 349Y dam. Consigned by Elm Creek Ranch. Sold for $7,000 to Rugg Ranch of Plevna, Mont.

Lot 804 – AVS Mr 719D. A 3/11/16, black, polled, 75% bull. Sired by ECR Black Bear 430B, out of a SAV Manden 5664 dam. Consigned by Anthanum Valley Salers of Yakima, Wash. Sold for $6,750 to Elm Creek Ranch.

Lot 830 – ECR Deacon 623 D of 33A. A 2/4/16, black, polled, 62.5% bull. Sired by AVS Farwest 902B, out of a Connealy Confidence 0100 dam. Consigned by Elm Creek Ranch. Sold for $6,250 to Cornwall Ranch or Riverside, Utah.

Lot 839 – ECR Duncan 650 D of 21Y. A 2/20/16, black, polled 50% bull. Sired by SAV Resource 1441, out of a GGT P BK Enforcer 300U dam. Consigned by Elm Creek Ranch. Sold for $6,250 to Russell Simons of Faith, S.D.

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Generations of Genetics II Salers Sale Results

April 8, 2017
Evington, Virginia
Guest Consignors: Fox Grape Farm, Piney River Va.; Willis Farms, Frankfort Ky.: and PK Farms, Jonesborough Tenn.
Sale Management: Bittersweet West, JR Adcock

Sale Average: $2,200

High Selling Lots
Lot 3 – A March 2016 purebred bull, sired by JCGC Alpha 333A, out of a MAC Paratrooper 1P dam. Owned by Southern Eagle Ranch. Sold for $3,000 to Falling Springs Farm.

Lot 19 – A 2011 F1 cow sired by GGT P BK Trifecta 532U, with a bull calf at side by JCGC Alpha 333A. Owned by Southern Eagle Ranch. Sold to Mark Jacobs for $2,800.

Lot 29 – A 2010 purebred cow, sired by H&S Thriller, with a black, polled, March 2017 heifer calf by GGT P BK Headliner 260C. Owned by Southern Eagle Ranch. Sold for $2,800 to Mark Jacobs of Moneta, Va.

Lot 28 – A 2010 F1 cow, sired by MAC Revenue 201R, with a black, polled, March 2017 bull calf by GGT P BK Headliner 260C. Owned by Southern Eagle Ranch. Sold for $2,800 to Mark Jacobs.

Lot 4 – A March 2016 purebred bull, sired by JCGC Alpha 333A, out of a KFI Taylor Made 100T dam. Owned by Southern Eagle Ranch. Sold for $2,700 to GG&T Cattle Co., of Quinter, Kan.

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2017 ASJA Junior National

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Effertz Key Ranch Sale Results

March 9, 2017
Rugby, N.D.
Sale Manager: Auction Effertz • Auctioneer: Jered Shipman

44 Salers Bulls averaged $4,027

Lot 114 – KEYS Masterpiece 116D, a 3/6/16, red, polled 87.5% bull. Sired by NFJ Feists Masterpiece 7, out of a KEYS Longshot 1X dam. Sold to Ashley Farms of Voltaire, N.D. for $10,000.

Lot 124 – KEYS TNT 11D, a 2/3/16, red, polled 72% bull. Sired by KEYS TNT 128A, out of a RCM P R Firecracker dam. Sold to Peter Larsen of Sheyenne, N.D. for $8,000.

Lot 83 – KEYS Direct Fire 86D, a 2/29/16, red, polled 38% bull. Sired by KEYS Direct Fire 18Y, out of a Summitcrest True Grit 7R06 dam. Sold to Allen Walth of Glenham, S.D. for $6,250.

Lot 110 – KEYS Monument 149D, a 3/14/16, red, polled 61% bull. Sired by KEYS Monument 234A, out of a PIE Get R Done 684 dam. Sold to Wayne Schulz of Streeter, N.D. for $6,250.

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