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West Hills Ranch 2017 Prime Cut Production Sale Results

Fairview, Star Valley, WY,
March 11, 2017
Auctioneer: Neil Effertz, Bismarck, ND

15 yearling bulls averaged $3,500
9 long yearling bulls averaged $3,150
8 bred females averaged $1,581
10 open heifers averaged $1,025

High selling bulls:
Lot 15- FR Dahlen 6D, a 3/7/16, black purebred son of DY Andrew 310A out of a FR Dakota Prairie 7ZR dam sold for $8,000 to Rowell Cattle Co, Ninnekah, OK and West Hills Ranch, Fairview, WY.

Lot 23- WHR Enforcer 63D, a 4/4/16, red purebred son of AJP Enforcer 4205A out of a PCSL Uprising 54U dam sold for $4,250 to Camas Prairie Salers, Ruebens, ID.

Lot 10– WHR Constable 50C, a 4/6/15, black purebred son of WHR West’s Centurion 17A out of a SRS Outback 0809X dam sold for $4,250 to Camas Prairie Salers, Ruebens, ID.

High selling females:
Lot 41– WHR Ms Outback 120C, a 4/25/15, black, purebred, bred heifer out of SRS Outback 0809X and out of a MAC Centurion 240X dam sold for $1,950 to Lawlar Ranch, Evanston, WY.

Lot 32– JAR Ms Burce 25D, a 3/26/16, black, purebred open heifer out of DCSW Papa’s Bruce 8B and out of a DCSW Nick Dakota dam sold for $1,300 to 2C Cattle Co., Morgan, UT. Volume Buyer: Robinson Cattle Co., Jackson, WY.

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Big Sky Salers Focus Bull Sale Results

February 13, 2017
Dickinson, N.D.

21 Bulls averaged $3,714

Lot 51 – Big Sky Exodus 51D, a 3-26-16, black, polled, purebred Salers. Sired by SRS Outback 0809X, out of an LYZS Rowdy 28R dam. Sold to Fox Grape Farm of Piney River, Va. for $7,600.

Lot 17 – Big Sky Density 17D, a 3-19-16, black, polled, purebred Salers. Sired by SRS Outback 0809X, out of a MAC Topeka 159T dam. Sold to Effertz Key Ranch of Velva, N.D. for $6,600.

Lot 30 – Big Sky Daniel 30P, a 3-22-16, black, polled, purebred Salers. Sired by SRS Outback 0908X, out of a TFI Persuasion dam. Sold to Brown & Brown of Mt. of Park City, Utah for $6,000.

Lot 37 – Big Sky Sanctuary 37D, a 3-24-16, black, polled, purebred Salers. Sired by SRS Outback 0908X, out of a MAC Blk Nugget 19W dam. Sold to Ellicott Ranch of Harrison, Neb. for $5,300.

Lot 18 – Big Sky Defacto 8D, a 3-17-16, black, polled, purebred Salers. Sired by Big Sky Solution 31Z, out of a SRS Outback 0809X dam. Sold to Brown & Brown of Mt. for $5,000.

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Ward Ranches Bull Sale Results

February 19, 2017
Gardnerville, Nevada
Auctioneer: Eric Duarte

Sale Averages:

66 Salers and Angus Bulls Average $3,872

Saler Sale Highlights:

Lot 51 – WARD 801A Power Wagon C535, a 8-17-15, black, polled 75% Salers 25% Angus bull. Sired by AVS Power Wagon 801A, out of a MAC F1 University 61U dam. Sold to TB Salers of Dante, S.D. and Panther Country Salers of Leigh, Neb. for $12,000.

Lot 59 – WARD 801A Power Wagon C543, a 8-22-15, black, polled 87.5% Salers 12.5% Angus bull. Sired by AVS Power Wagon 801A, out of a JSR Jamaica 431 dam. Sold to Levi Shoda of Eureka, Nev. for $10,000.

Lot 72 – WARD 61U University C554, a 9-17-15, black, polled 71.5% Salers 25% Angus bull. Sired by MAC F1 University 61U, out of a MJR Master Plan 43C dam. Sold to Wilson Ranch of Thermopolis, Wyo. for $6,501.

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Skinner Ranch Seedstock 30th Annual Production Sale Results

Sale Averages:

66 Yearling Angus Bulls Average $4,398
61 Optimizer & Salers Yearling Bulls Average $3,820
127 Total Bulls Average $4,120

Optimizer Sale Highlights:

Lot 76 $8,250 to Pratt Cattle Ranch, Stites, ID; SRS Borderline 0996D; 2/5/16; DJF Borderline x SRS Troy.

Lot 82 $7,500 to Dean Klement, Whitebird, ID; SRS Ariat 4184D; 1/26/16; SRS Ariat x Soo Line Motive.

Lot 77 $6,500 to Jay Wright, Tucarora, NV; SRS Banner 150C; 2/28/16; SRS Banner x CRO Survey.

Lot 103 $6,250 to NLD Livestock, Choteau, MT; SRS Borderline 2193D; 1/31/16; DJF Borderline x SRS Unreal.

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GG&T Cattle Co. Sale Report 2017

February 23, 2017

Salers/Optimizer Bulls: 118 lots sold for $4057 average
Angus Bulls: 42 lots sold for $4058 average
Heifers: 50 lots sold for $2046 average

High Selling Optimizer Lot 78: GGT DIESEL 33D, Sired by EXAR Denver, sold for 10,500 to Chris Klitz, Rushville IL.

High Selling Purebred Lot 8: GGT P BK COMBINATION 115D, Sired by GGT P BK Heavy Hitter255S, sold for $8000 to William Brockman, Piney River VA.

Lot 75: GGT FOCUS 18D, Sired by Mytty In Focus, sold for $8000 to Chase Graham, Comanche OK.

Lot 51: GGT P BK FULL POWER 47D, Sired by GGT P BK Summit 48A, sold for $7500 to Ray & Chris Marchant, Aladdin WY.

Lot 106: GGT CONTOUR 294D, Sired by C-BAR Contour 107X, sold for $6750 to David Johnson, Minneapolis, KS.

Lot 4: GGT P BK ANVIL 77D, Sired by GGT P BK Summit 48A, sold ½ interest for
$6500 to Stanley Farr, Farnam NE.

Lot 71: GGT FUSION 10D, Sired by GGT Final Choice 119B, sold for $6500 to John & Judith Gerloff, Herman MO.

Lot 2: GGT P BK SUMMIT 52D, Sired by GGT P BK Summit 48A, sold for $6500 to Stanley Farr, Farnam NE.

Lot 31: GGT P BK PENDALTON 291D, Sired by GGT P BK Pendalton 380A, sold for $6500 to Stanley Farr, Farnam NE.

ANGUS

High Selling Angus Bull: Lot 136: GGT CONFIDENCE 50D, Sired by Connealy Confidence 0100, sold for $14,500 to John Nilhas, WaKeeney KS.

Lot 147: GGT CC&7 155D: Sired by Sydgen CC&7, sold for $11,000 to John Nilhas, WaKeeney KS.

Lot 154: GGT EXCITEMENT 253D: Sired by Basin Excitement, sold for $10,000 to Werth Farms, Ellis KS. Lot

156: GGT DENVER 276D: Sired by EXAR Denver, sold for $6500 to Rick Stout, Burwell NE.

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Midwest National Salers Sale Results

Sale Gross: $55,600

9 heifers averaged $2689
11 bulls averaged $2855

Auctioneer: Justin Stout
Sale management: Bittersweet West
Sale sponsor: Iowa Salers Association

FEMALES
LOT 16 Consigned by Barnes Farm, Lamoni, IA. Barn’s Dawn–79.1 % black heifer calf that won her class in Denver had an IMF score of 4.08. She sold to McIver’s Happy Acres, Farwell, MN, for $5500. Barnes are retaining a flush.
LOT 15 LMB Dream Girl consigned by White Oak Salers also had made a successful trip from the National Western. she sold to Landon Liebhart, Maryville, MO, for $3000.

BULLS
LOT 7 STP Dillon consigned by T Bone Cattle Co., Osceola, IA, sold to many times repeat bull buyer Bill Edwards, Wayland, IA for $4200.
LOT 11 STP DJF Confidence consigned by T Bone Cattle Co., Osceola, IA, sold to Fred Jackson, Bedford. IA. Confidence wa the reserve champion bull in this year’s Denver stock show.

Harlan Grunden, Curtis, NE, was volume buyer with 3 herd bulls.

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2017 National Western Stock Show Results

2017 National Salers & Optimizer Show – Denver, Colo.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017 – Judge: Jake Scott, Gordon, Neb.


Junior Salers & Optimizer Show

Grand Champion Salers Junior Heifer: KLB MS CORONA, sired by BAB Mr Zepplin. Owned by Kristen Brewer of Goreville, Ill.

Reserve Champion Salers Junior Heifer: TSB MADISON 115C, sired by THATS Zack 173. Owned by Danielle Henning of Everst, Kan.

Grand Champion Optimizer Junior Heifer: KKCC CAMBRIA 520C, sired by KKCC T Time 307A. Owned by Danielle Henning of Everst, Kan.

Reserve Champion Optimizer Junior Heifer: DJF DESTRY 636D, sired by DJF Border Line 815A. Owned by Landon Liebhart of Maryville, Mo.

Champion Salers Junior Heifer

Champion Salers Junior Heifer

Reserve Champion Salers Junior Heifer

Reserve Champion Salers Junior Heifer

Reserve Champion Optimizer Female

Reserve Champion Optimizer Female

Grand Champion Optimizer Female

Grand Champion Optimizer Female

 


National Salers Heifer and Bull Show

Grand Champion Salers Heifer: JCGC DEVA 629D, sired by JCGC XL 029X. Owned by Colmore Farms of Rising Fawn, Ga.

Reserve Champion Salers Heifer:  WST PAUL BLACK QUEEN II, sired by JVD Zephyr 002Z. Owned by Audrey Bracken of Basehor, Kan.

Grand Champion Salers Bull: MAZ 50/50, sired by MAZ Off The Rocker 502A. Owned by Madyson Maze of Goreville, Ill.

Reserve Champion Salers Bull: JCGC DUSTY 642D, sired by JCGC Ambassador 320A. Owned by Colmore Farms of Rising Fawn, Ga.

Champion Salers Cow/Calf Pair: WST FROSTIE’S BABE, sired by OPP Zulu 204Z of 28U. With a 10/24/16 bull calf at side sired by ECR Achilles 3008A. Owned by Dakoda Mortell of Kansas City, Kan.

Reserve Salers Cow/Calf Pair: THATS ZANDRA 142Z, Sired by JCGC Wide Load 1948W. With a 5/11/16 bull calf at side sired by MAC Liberty 76Y. Owned by James Kellner of Jonesborough, Tenn.

Grand Champion Salers Heifer

Grand Champion Salers Heifer

Reserve Champion Salers Heifer

Reserve Champion Salers Heifer

Grand Champion Salers Bull

Grand Champion Salers Bull

Reserve Champion Salers Bull

Reserve Champion Salers Bull

Grand Champion Salers Cow/Calf Pair

Grand Champion Salers Cow/Calf Pair

Reserve Champion Salers Cow/Calf Pair

Reserve Champion Salers Cow/Calf Pair


National Optimizer Heifer and Bull Show

Grand Champion Optimizer Heifer: KKCC CAMBRIA 520C, sired by KKCC T Time 307A. Owned by Danielle Henning of Everst, Kan.

Reserve Champion Optimizer Heifer: DJF DESTRY 636D, sired by DJF Border Line 815A. Owned by Landon Liebhart of Maryville, Mo.

Grand Champion Optimizer Bull: GGT FUSION 10D, sired by GGT Final Choice 119B. Owned by GG&T Cattle Co. of Quinter, Kan.

Reserve Champion Optimizer Bull: STP MINION, sired by GOET I-80. Owned by T Bone Cattle Co. of Osceola, Iowa.

Grand Champion Optimizer Female

Grand Champion Optimizer Female

Reserve Champion Optimizer Female

Reserve Champion Optimizer Female

Grand Champion Optimizer Bull

Grand Champion Optimizer Bull

Reserve Champion Optimizer Bull

Reserve Champion Optimizer Bull

 


Salers & Optimizer Pen Show Results

Sunday, January 15, 2017 – Judges: Kevin Jensen, Brad Bennett and Kelly Overmiller

Champion Salers Heifer Pen: TB Salers of Dante, S.D.

Reserve Champion Salers Heifer Pen: Fox Grape Farm of Amherst, Vir.

Champion Salers Bull Pen: GG&T Cattle Co. of Quinter, Kan.

Reserve Champion Salers Bull Pen: Panther Country Salers of Leigh, Neb.

Champion Optimizer Heifer Pen: Rowell Cattle Co. of Ninnekah, Okla.

Reserve Champion Optimizer Heifer Pen: /T Cattle Co. of Osage City, Kan.

Champion Optimizer Bull Pen: GG&T Cattle Co. of Quinter, Kan.

Reserve Champion Optimizer Bull Pen: Elm Creek Ranch of Hebron, N.D.

Grand Champion Salers Pen of Bulls

Grand Champion Salers Pen of Bulls

Reserve Champion Salers Pen of Bulls

Reserve Champion Salers Pen of Bulls

Reserve Champion Salers Pen of Heifers

Reserve Champion Salers Pen of Heifers

Grand Champion Salers Pen of Heifers

Grand Champion Salers Pen of Heifers

Grand Champion Optimizer Pen of Bulls

Grand Champion Optimizer Pen of Bulls

Reserve Champion Optimizer Pen of Bulls

Reserve Champion Optimizer Pen of Bulls

Grand Champion Optimizer Pen of Heifers

Grand Champion Optimizer Pen of Heifers

Reserve Champion Optimizer Pen of Heifers

Reserve Champion Optimizer Pen of Heifers

 

 

 

 

 

 


Additional Show Results

ASA Herdsman of the Year: Zack Langley of Everst, Kan.

Premier Breeder & Exhibitor: GG&T Cattle Co. of Quinter, Kan.

Salers Junior Get of Sire: Griffith Farm & Ranch of Clayton Kan. with OPP Advantage 358A.

Produce of Dam: Taylor Goering of McPherson, Kan. with ZBR Onyx Up-Load 029X

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Genetic Practices to Improve Beef Cattle Reproduction

Reproduction is typically a lowly heritable trait, but there are genetic practices that can help improve reproduction rates.

Introduction

Reproduction has a great impact on the profitability of beef cattle producers and is therefore an important consideration when making genetic management decisions.   Due to the low heritability of most reproductive traits many producers feel there is little that can be done through genetic management and rely solely on other management practices such as health programs and nutrition management.  While nutrition and health are critical to good reproductive rates, this publication will focus on genetic practices that can have a positive impact on reproduction.

Crossbreeding

The single best genetic management tool available for improved reproduction in commercial beef operations is crossbreeding.  By implementing a crossbreeding program combining 2 or more breeds, commercial producers can take advantage of both heterosis (hybrid vigor) and breed complementarity.  (For more on information on crossbreeding please see fact sheet 2014-5.)

Heterosis

Heterosis is the benefit gained when two or more breeds are crossed.  The benefit is realized based on how genes for a trait combine, with there being a benefit for the two genes coming from different ancestral (breed) origins.  Heterosis has the greatest impact on lowly heritable traits, such as reproduction.  There are three basic types of heterosis: individual (affecting the calf), maternal (affecting the dam) and paternal (affecting the sire).  Each of these types of heterosis can have an impact on herd fertility.  The influence of individual heterosis on reproductive traits is improved live births and survival to weaning.  Maternal heterosis positively impacts reproductive traits such as conception rate, live births and survival to weaning, along with other important economic traits.  Little is known about the impact of paternal heterosis on reproduction but likely has a positive impact on serving capacity. See Table 1 for specific levels of heterosis and  its potential impact.

 

Table 1. The units of improvement and percent heterosis for Calving Rate and Survival to Weaning.

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Selection

Selection for improved reproduction has often been ignored because of the low heritability of most reproductive traits.  The greatest impact a producer can have on reproductive traits is through management practices such as proper nutrition, a good health program and a crossbreeding system.  However, there are still opportunities to improve reproductive efficiency through selection and due to the economic impact of reproduction these opportunities should not be ignored.

EPDs

Regardless of the heritability of a trait, the most effective means to make genetic improvements through selection is by using Expected Progeny Differences (EPDs).  Current EPDs that allow producers to select for improved reproduction are Stayability, Heifer Pregnancy Rate and 30-month Pregnancy Rate.  Individual breed associations determine which, if any, reproduction EPDs they compute.

Stayability – predicts the probability of a bull’s daughters delivering a calf every year until six years of age.  Higher EPD indicate a higher percentage of daughters remaining productive in the herd until 6 years of age.

Heifer Pregnancy – predicts the probability of a bull’s daughters becoming pregnant as first-calf heifers during a normal breeding season.  Higher EPD indicate a higher percentage of pregnancies.

30-month Pregnancy – predicts the probability that a bull’s daughters will become pregnant and calve at three years of age, assuming they calved as a two-year old. Higher EPD indicates a higher percentage of a sire’s daughters will calve at three years, of the ones that calved as two-year olds.

Scrotal Circumference – measure of genetic merit for scrotal circumference.  Higher EPD indicates bull calves will have larger scrotal circumferences.  Scrotal circumference has been linked with increased serving capacity of the bull.  Seedstock producers should use Scrotal Circumference EPDs to assist in breeding bulls with larger scrotal circumferences; however, commercial producers should be purchasing bulls with larger actual scrotal circumferences to take advantage of their increased serving capacity.

Whole Herd Reporting (WHR)

Whole Herd Reporting, Total Herd Reporting, Total Herd Enrollment are all examples of inventory based methods of reporting data on all animals in the herd.  The decision to mandate WHR is the sole responsibility of the breed association and there are different guidelines for each association.  For specific information on a breed please refer to their website.  In general, this is a concept aimed at getting a higher percentage of data reported for inclusion in the breed’s genetic evaluation.  Typically with WHR, fees are spread over the entire herd instead of just those that are registered, which encourages data to be reported on all animals and reduces selective reporting.  WHR improves the reliability of EPDs in general, but is especially important for computing reproduction EPDs.  With conventional reporting methods if data is missing it is impossible to know if that is because a calf was not born or the producer simply chose not to report the data.  With WHR missing data indicates a calf was not born.  For traits such as Stayability, Heifer Pregnancy and 30-month Pregnancy, where knowledge of a successful or unsuccessful pregnancy is critical, WHR has a clear advantage.  Knowledge of which females were exposed for breeding and which ones resulted in a successful pregnancy are critical to compute a reliable EPD.

Genomics

Another innovation that is helping to improve the accuracy of reproduction EPDs is the use of genomics information in genetic evaluations (see fact sheet 2014-12).  Genomics, in combination with good records, provides the opportunity to get relatively accurate EPDs on a bull at a young age.  With records alone the process is much slower because of the long generation interval in beef production.  For a trait such as stayability there are no records on a bull until he is approximately 8 years old (six-year old daughters); therefore, the information that determines a bull’s EPD is typically based on pedigree information instead of his own data.  Genomics can provide individual information on the bull at an earlier age.

Genetic by Environmental Interactions

Matching genetics to the environment and management is critical to ensure good reproductive performance.  In beef operations that have limited or low quality nutrition, and combine that with genetics for high productivity, increase their risk for reproductive failure.  Cattle that have genetics for high growth and milking ability have high maintenance requirements, as well as, require high levels of nutrients to meet that level of productivity.  This combination, in absence of the required nutrients, results in reduced body condition which adversely affects their ability to cycle and breed.

Summary

Maintaining high reproduction rates is an important factor in beef producers being profitable.  Although providing a good environment for cattle is essential to reproductive success, there are also genetic practices that can be implemented to improve the likelihood of acceptable reproduction.  For commercial producers it is important to implement a good crossbreeding program to provide the best opportunity for high reproduction rates.  Selection, through the use of EPDs will provide limited, but valuable improvements to various reproduction traits that can be utilized in both seedstock and commercial beef operations.  EPDs can also be used to help match genetic potential of the herd to the nutrition level of the environment.  Combining good management with sound genetic practices gives producers the best opportunity for high reproductive performance.

Darrh Bullock, University of Kentucky

www.eBEEF.org

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2016 NAILE Results

2016 NAILE Salers & Optimizer Show

Grand Champion Salers Heifer: JCGC CLEMENTINE 542C, Sired by JCGC Ambassador 320A. Owned by Jase Beltz of Galva, Kan.

Reserve Champion Salers Heifer: TSB MADISON 115C, Sired by THATS Zack 173. Owned by Danielle Henning  of Everst, Kan.

Grand Champion Salers Bull: MAZ 50/50, Sired by MAZ Off The Rocker 502A. Owned by Madyson Maze of Goreville, Ill.

Reserve Champion Salers Bull: MNMS BEAST MODE, Sired by KFI Yancy 107Y. Owned by Micah Lynch of Irvine, Ky.

Champion Salers Cow/Calf Pair: THATS ZANDRA 142Z, Sired by JCGC Wide Load 1948W. Owned by James Kellner of Jonesborough, Tenn.

Reserve Salers Cow/Calf Pair: RF MOLLY 414B, Sired by KFI Yuma 39Y. Owned by Rose Farms of Jonesborough, Tenn.

Junior Show Grand Champion Salers Heifer: JCGC CHANEL 529C, Sired by JCGC Ambassador 320A. Owned by Taylor Goering of McPherson, Kan.

Junior Show Reserve Champion Salers Heifer: KLB MS CORONA, Sired by BAB Mr Zepplin. Owned by Kristen Brewer of Goreville, Ill.

Grand Champion Optimizer Heifer: JL SHIRLEY TEMPLE 405C, Sired by GCC Momentum 142X. Owned by Jim Ligon of Cookeville, Tenn.

Reserve Champion Optimizer Heifer: MISS BILLIE JEAN, Sired by Thriller 1. Owned by Mason Love of Baltimore, Ohio.

Grand Champion Optimizer Bull: JL JACK DANIELS 415C, Sired by GCC Mementum 142X. Owned by Jim Ligon of  Cookeville, Tenn.

Reserve Champion Optimizer Bull: LCS VELVET’S ALPHA 221D, Sired by GGT Final Choice 119B. Owned by Langley Cattle of Everst, Kan.

Junior Show Grand Champion Optimizer Heifer: KKCC CAMBRIA 520C, Sired by KKCC T Time 307A. Owned by Danielle Henning of Everst, Kan.

Junior Show Reserve Champion Optimizer Heifer: CSC MISS ADDIE 506D, Sired by H&S Tonka. Owned by Jared Collier of Dongola, Ill.

Grand Champion Optimizer Cow/Calf Pair: MCC LILLY MAE 201Z, Sired by TSB Stetson 97S. Owned by Mattie Criag of Bagdad, Ky.

Premier Breeder & Exhibitor: Rose Farms of Jonesborough, Tenn.

Grand Champion Salers Heifer

Grand Champion Salers Heifer

Reserve Champion Optimizer Bull

Reserve Champion Optimizer Bull

Grand Champion Salers Bull

Grand Champion Salers Bull

Reserve Champion Salers Bull

Reserve Champion Salers Bull

Champion Salers Cow/Calf Pair

Champion Salers Cow/Calf Pair

Reserve Salers Cow/Calf Pair

Reserve Salers Cow/Calf Pair

 

Grand Champion Optimizer Heifer

Grand Champion Optimizer Heifer

Reserve Champion Optimizer Heifer

Reserve Champion Optimizer Heifer

Grand Champion Optimizer Bull

Grand Champion Optimizer Bull

Reserve Champion Optimizer Bull

Reserve Champion Optimizer Bull

Junior Show Grand Champion Optimizer Heifer

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Junior Show Reserve Champion Optimizer Heifer

Junior Show Reserve Champion Optimizer Heifer

Grand Champion Optimizer Cow/Calf Pair

Grand Champion Optimizer
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ASJA Planning for Future

The American Salers Junior Association (ASJA) had a very busy weekend, November 19th-21st. This year the ASJA planning weekend for the 2017 Junior National was held in conjunction with Stock Show University’s Grad program and the Southern Belle Show Heifer Sale.

This year the ASJA Board of Directors traveled all the way to Corinth Mississippi to start planning the 2017 Junior National which will be held June 26th– 30th. Topics discussed were the 2017 Jr. National schedule, programs to both welcome and mentor new members in the Salers breed, contests (photography, skill-a-thon, speech, team fitting, team sales, no-fit showmanship, livestock judging, taste of states, celebrity showdown and the Paul Trueblood showmanship showdown), online only registration and sponsorships. As a board we feel that this years coming Jr. National is going to be the best one yet. If anyone has any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact a board member anytime.

Stock Show University is a division of Sullivan Supply that has a Graduate program where participants are able to learn one on one with some of the best in the industry. This particular program was a two-day, hands-on arrangement with curriculum over daily hair care, clipping, fitting, appetite management on the road and showmanship. This event was free compliments of Sullivan Supply, a huge sponsor to this years Jr. National.

The Southern Belle Show Heifer Sale was created to help boost Salers cattle and jr member numbers in the state of Mississippi after a small concern that numbers were too low. As part of a breed that continues to grow, we are happy to announce that after sale purchases we now have ten new Jr. members, all of which plan on returning for the Jr. National. The sale grossed $36,400 on 15 lots (13 of those being Salers and Optimizers) for an average of $2,500. The high selling heifer was lot 13B from Goering Show Cattle at $5,000. We want to personally thank all of the cosigners who brought cattle and who continue to support the ASJA and all of its members.

 

We hope to see you all in June! – Sierra Jacobi, ASJA Reporter.

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