Category Archives: 2010-4

2010 Austin Results

Grand Champion Bull: Justin Grady with JW’s Bad Company

Reserve Grand Champion Bull: Steve Splitt with SS Sir Wyatt

Grand Champion Heifer: Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Tosca

Reserve Champion Heifer: Steve Splitt with SS Miss Kim


 

 

Fall & Winter Junior Heifers

1. Justin Grady with JW’s Angelina; 2. Aubree Blissard with LS Miss Sierra Oak 9V64; 3. Hilliary Dumas with HD TJ’s Alley Surprise; 4. Aubree Blissard with LS Sir Tristan’s Lady 9775; 5. LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with SF Miss Princess Laci; 6. Greg Schulz with SF Miss Poppi’s Half Pint

 

Champion:  Justin Grady with JW’s Angelina

Reserve: Aubree Blissard with LS Miss Sierra Oak 9V64

 

Summer Junior Heifers

Class 1

1. Steve Splitt with SS Miss Kim; 2. Steve Splitt with SS Miss Kitty; 3. Mason Leifeste with TLT Miss Molly; 4. Charlotte Williams with WW Golden June; 5. Dan Kasselder with DNA’s Lillian

 

Class 2

1. Charles & Ronda Fowler with DHR Super’s Twinkle Lil Star; 2. Charles & Ronda Fowler with DHR Daisy’s Rose; 3. Charlotte Williams with WW Silver Leaf; 4. Chalres & Ronda Fowler with SC Miss Rowena

 

Class 3

1. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Sunbeam; 2. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Sunshine; 3. Salt Creek Ranch with WW Golden Cascade; 4. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Lyean; 5. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Maybell

 

Chapion: Steve Splitt with SS Miss Kim

Reserve: Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Sunbeam

 

Spring Junior Heifers

Class 5

1. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Tosca; 2. Steve Splitt with EK Veronica J; 3. Steve Splitt with SS Miss Minnie; 4. Hilliary Dumas with HD Elvis’s Million Dollar Baby; 5. LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with KAP Lil Rockin Holli; 6. LKRobinson Farms Inc. with KAP Lil Kid Jaslin; 7. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Aida; 8. LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with KAP Lil Quip Isha

 

Class 6

1. Steve Splitt with SS Miss Mary Lou; 2. Steve Splitt with SS Miss Shirley ET; 3. LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with SS Miss Bree; 4. Joshua Schulz with SCF Emily Rose; 5. LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with KAP Lil Alaina Viking; 6. Hilliary Dumas with HD William’s Queen Elizabeth; 7. Charlese & Ronda Fowler with SS Miss olivia

 

Champion: Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Tosca

Reserve: Steve Splitt with SS Miss Mary Lou

 

Summer Intermediate Heifers

Class 9

1. LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with KAP Kid Shyla ET; 2. Steve Splitt with SS Miss Bea; 3. LkRobinson Farms, Inc. with KAP Teddy’s Megan; 4. LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with KAP Layla Sampson ET; 5. Charlotte Williams with WW Emerald Sampson

 

Champion: LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with KAP Kid Shyla ET

Reserve: Steve Splitt with SS Miss Bea

 

Spring Intermediate Heifers

Class 10

1. LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with LS Miss Pebble O’Gold 87U2; 2. LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with KAP Lil Rockin Gypsy; 3. Greg Schulz with SS Miss Mercedes

 

Champion: LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with LS Pebble O’Gold 87U2

Reserve: LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with KAP Lil Rockin Gypsy

 

Pair of Females:  1. Splitt Creek Ranch; 2. Salt Creek Ranch

 

Cow/Calf

Class 11

1. Hilliary Dumas with HD Legend’s Priscilla; 2. Greg Schulz with KAP Princess Poppi

Champion Cow/Calf: Hilliary Dumas with HD Legend’s Priscilla

Reserve Champion Cow/Calf: Greg Schulz with KAP Princess Poppi

 

Fall & Winter Bulls

Class 13

1. Meredith Roberts with JAM Prince Henry; 2. Jack King with JK’s High Jumper; 3. Meredith Roberts with JAM Husky Lil Devil

 

Champion: Meredith Roberts with JAM Prince Henry

Reseerve: Jack King with JK’s High Jumper

 

Summer Junior Bulls

Class 14

1. Steve Splitt with SS Sir Wyatt; 2. Greg Schulz with DLT SF Hondo; 3. Charles & Ronda Fowler with DHR Super’s Shooting Star; 4. Charles & Ronda Fowler with DHR Cotton Eye Joe

 

Class 15

1. Justin Grady with JW’s Bad Company; 2. Justin Grady with JW’s Red One; 3. Justin Grady with JW’s Super Dude; 4. Justin Grady with JW’s Full Throttle

 

Champion:  Justin Grady with JW’s Bad Company

Reserve: Steve Splitt with SS Sir Wyatt

 

Spring Junior Bulls

Class 16

1. Jack King with SF Mr. Max; 2. Don Lawson with LL HB Red (Hell Boy)

 

Champion: Jack King with SF Mr. Max

Reserve: Don Lawson with LL HB Red (Hell Boy)

 

Summer Intermediate Bull

Class 17

1. Meredith Roberts with RR Guns and Poses; 2. Joshua Schulz with SCF Prince Harry

Champion: Meredith Roberts with RR Guns and Poses

Reserve: Joshua Schulz with SCF Prince Harry

 

Spring Intermediate Bulls

Class 20

1. Charlotte Williams with WW Sam’s Gold E; 2. Bob Massengale with IBA Rocky Mountain Repeat

Champion: Charlotte Williams with WW Sam’s Gold E

Reserve: Bob Massengale with IBA Rocky Mountain Repeat

 

Two Year Old Bulls

Class 21

1. Edward Meier with KAP Dominoe Blake; 2. Hilliary Dumas with HD Outlaw TJ; 3. Chalres & Ronda Fowler with SS Super Star; 4. Charles & Ronda Fowler with DHR Tuffy

 

Champion: Edward Meier with KAP Dominoe Blake

Reserve: Hilliary Dumas with HD Outlaw TJ

 

Pair of Bulls

Class 22

1. Justin Grady with JW’s Full Throttle

 

Prospect Steers

Class 23

1. Justin Grady with JW’s Bar None; 2. Charlotte Williams with WW Golden Eclipse

Champion: Justin Grady with JW’s Bar None

Reserve: Charlotte Williams with WW Golden Eclipse

 

Market Steers

Class 25

1. Kelton Poe with Mr. Douglas; 2. Brianna Dee with Udar; 3. Amber Dee with Ethan

Champion: Kelton Poe with Mr. Douglas

Reserve: Brianna Dee with Udar

 

Pre-Junior Prospect Steers

Class 1

1. Mason Leifeste with SS Sir Oklahoma; 2. Gunner Clapper with Maverick

 

Class 2

1. Elyssa Clark with KAP Lil Rockin Xan; 2. Gracie Clark with KAP Lil Skip Meyer

 

Champion: Elyssa Clark with KAP Lil Rockin Xan

Reserve: Gracie Clark with KAP Lil Skip Meyer

 

Pre-Junior Market Steers

Class 3

1. Mason Leifeste with KAP Wilson Hunter ET; 2. Landen Schertz with KAP James Bond

 

Class 4

1. Kelton Poe with Mr. Douglas; 2. Gracie Clark with Daryl

Champion: Mason Leifeste with KAP Wilson Hunter ET

Reserve: Kelton Poe with Mr. Douglas

 

Pre-Junior Heifer

Class 5 – Junior Heifers

1. Mason Leifeste with TLT Miss Molly; 2. Aubree Blissard with LS Sir Tristan’s Lady 9775

 

Class 6 – Junior Heifers

1. LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with KAP Lil Rockin Holli; 2. LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with KAP Quip Isha

 

Champion: Mason Leifeste with TLT Miss Molly

Reserve: LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with KAP Lil Rockin Holli

 

Class 7 – Intermediate Heifers

1. LKRobinson Farms, Inc. with KAP Teddy’s Megan – Champion

 

Pre-Junior Showmanship

1. Gunner Clapper 2. Kelton Poe

MHBA Board of Directors: 4th Quarter

MINIATURE HEREFORD BREEDERS ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Summary – 4th quarter 2009
The following document summarizes the voting actions taken by the MHBA Board of Directors in the fourth quarter of 2009.
A.Advertising
Motion by Treasurer Fran MacKenzie to approve the spending of $450.00 to place a 1/3 page ad in the Jan/Feb issue of Hobby Farms Magazine. $420.00 ad cost; $30.00 design.
Second by Charlotte Williams
“Yes” votes for Advertising: Greg Schulz, Lesta Kugeler, Julie Sandstrom, Charlotte Williams, Fran MacKenzie, Steve Splitt, Ben Lisby
“No” votes for Advertising: None.
The motion passed.
B.Membership Extension
Motion by Region 5 Director Bev Strong that anyone joining after October 1st is good for the following year.
Second by Charlotte Williams.
“Yes” votes for Membership Extension: Julie Sandstrom, Charlotte Williams, Fran MacKenzie, Steve Splitt, Greg Schulz, Lesta Kugeler, Ben Lisby
“No” votes for Membership Extension: None.
The motion passed.
C. 2010 Budget
Motion by Secretary Charlotte Williams to accept the budget for 2010 as proposed by Treasurer Fran MacKenzie.

Second by Greg Schulz.

Amendments moved by Fran MacKenzie
1)To increase the inflow from the Austin Auction to $3000.000
2)To budget $1000.00 to sponsor a Miniature Hereford division in the Texas Junior Livestock Association (TJLA) show circuit

Second by Charlotte Williams

“Yes” votes for the Amendments: Greg Schulz, Charlotte Williams, Fran MacKenzie, Ben Lisby, Steve Splitt

“No” votes for the Amendments: None.

The amendments passed.

“Yes” votes for the 2010 Budget: Steve Splitt, Lesta Kugeler, Charlotte Williams, Greg Schulz, Fran MacKenzie, Ben Lisby

“No” votes for the 2010 Budget: None.

The motion passed.

D. Miniature Hereford Breeders Junior Association
Motion by Region 7 Director Lesta Kugeler to form the Miniature Hereford Breeders Junior Association (MHBJA) as a 501 (c) 3 thereby giving us the opportunity to apply for grants that fund youth organizations and the ability to accept charitable contributions.

Second by Greg Schulz.

“Yes” votes for the MHBJA: Greg Schulz, Lesta Kugeler, Steve Splitt

“No” votes for the MHBJA: Ben Lisby, Teresa Speer, Fran MacKenzie, Charlotte Williams, Arlou Cox, Ben Railing, Bev Strong

The motion did not pass.

E.TJLA Miniature Hereford Division

Motion by Charlotte Williams to fund three years of Miniature Hereford classes at Texas Junior Livestock Association (TJLA) shows at $1000.00 per year.

Second by Lesta Kugeler

“Yes” votes for the TJLA Division: Greg Schulz, Lesta Kugeler, Fran MacKenzie, Charlotte Williams, Arlou Cox, Steve Splitt

The motion passed.

F.Austin Sale

Motion by Region 6 Director Greg Schulz for MHBA to sponsor a sale in Austin, Texas.

Second by Fran MacKenzie.

“Yes” votes for the Austin Sale: Greg Schulz, Lesta Kugeler, Charlotte Williams, Fran MacKenzie, Steve Splitt

“No” votes for the Austin Sale: None.

The motion passed.

G.Teleconference Elimination

Motion by President Jim Cole to eliminate teleconferences as a form of Board communication.

The motion died for lack of a second.

H. Teleconference Call

Motion by Region 8 Director Arlou Cox to have a teleconference meeting.

Second by Teresa Speer.

“Yes” votes for a Teleconference Call: Arlou Cox, Teresa Speer

“No” votes for a Teleconference Call: Charlotte Williams, Steve Splitt, Greg Schulz, Lesta Kugeler, Fran MacKenzie

The motion did not pass.

 

 

NWSS Recap

The 2010 National Western has already come and gone, it doesn’t seem possible. The show weather was great in Denver, not so good in the states many breeders had to go through to get there and go home. Just shows we have many fearless and loyal breeders! There were 149 cattle shown in Denver by 39 breeders, up from last year so we continue to grow despite the economy.
Our Sale at NWSS was a success with the sale of 21 head of cattle, 3 embryo packages, and 10 straws. The Grand Champion Female and the Grand Champion Bull were also offered for sale. The gross was $95,680.00 and after all expenses were paid, $1500.00 was the profit for the MHBA.
The membership in Region 7 continues to grow along with interest in our cattle, which is a good thing for our cattle and us as breeders. If you know people with kids in 4H and/or FFA talk to them and get interest going in having Miniature Hereford classes started in their local fairs for the younger kids.
Jo Young is busy getting things ready for the NILE Show in Billings, Montana in October.
The MHBA membership continues to grow and expand its horizons with new programs being discussed in committees. With imput form our membership we will continue to move forward. If anyone has any suggestions please contact me by phone or email. 970-487-3037 H 303-903-1032 C Lkugeler@aol.com
Lesta Kugeler Region 7

Region 5: Gearing Up for Iowa State Fair!

Hi gang,this your Region 5 director from the state of Iowa hoping your weather is better than ours. If the daily snow don’t get you, the bitter cold and wind will. We are gearing up for the Iowa State Fair. We will go in on August 18 thru August 21. For those of you that travel, I have set up getting in Tuesday night after six. They have saved tie outs. We will be given preminums this year  as we have proven we are here to stay. Our numbers were 81 head and 23 breeders last year and with all the new breeders I think we will grow again. We have moved the Celebrity Baby Bull class to start the Open Show which will start at 2:00PM. Get your babies ready let me know. It is a wonderful show case for your ranch. Last year we had standing room only. We have cooked up some surprises that I will inform you later about. So the buckles are ordered,the show will go on. Registration must be in by July 1. We a challenging you to come whether it is your first time showing. MHBA members are alway willing to help. So mark this on your calendar. I  attended a Cow/Calf Exibition  yesterday to see Brent White show our breed and the interest and excitement was unbelievable. Happy Calving season. Bev Strong

Youth Foundation Approved

Board Approves formation of Youth Foundation.

In mid January a proposal was submitted to your Board of Directors to form the Miniature Hereford Youth Foundation to be the education arm of the MHBA; to promote youth participation in the breeding, raising, showing and marketing of Miniature Hereford Cattle. The proposal was to form this Foundation as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization able to accept donations and apply for grants to fund scholarships and educational programs. Discussion followed in the Board Google Discussion Group with many thoughtful questions brought up and issues gone through. It came to vote was and approved on February 21. Your Executive Committee is now in the process of recruiting and appointing a five-member Board which will be charged with writing the Mission Statement and By Laws that will be submitted with the 501 application. When the application is approved, which we are confident it will be, the job of raising funds will start, along with the many other tasks associated with getting an organization of this type up and running. We are very excited about being able to plan and set in place programs for the future needs of the youth who choose to work with Miniature Herefords, By starting now we will be ready to encourage and support the hard work and efforts of our growing young ‘family’ of members in a real and meaningful way.

2009 Treasury Report

Beginning Balance January 1, 2009: $25,118.00
Inflows
Membership Dues $13,300.00
Online Advertising $2,310.00
MH Ads $13,907.00
Sponsorships* $14,569.00
Fundraising** $500.00
Sales*** $708.00
NWSS Cattle Auction Consignment $3,360.00
NWSS Cattle Auction Sales $74,650.00
NWSS Banquet Tickets $3,570.00
NWSS Banquet Auction $2,127.00
Austin Cattle Auction Sales $35,800.00
NAILE Entries $2,900.00
TOTAL INFLOWS $167,701.00

* $6000 is added NWSS premiums
** Sale of NWSS 10 Year Pins
*** Merchandise at Iowa State Fair

Outflows
NWSS Banquet Expense $3,328.00
NWSS Banquet Auction Expense $190
NWSS Cattle Auction Expense $5,840.00
NWSS Cattle Auction Payout $68,767.50
NWSS Show Expenses $5,766.00
NWSS Show Special (Added Premiums) $6000
Houston Show Expense $3,134.00
Austin Show Expense $3,152.00
Austin Cattle Auction Expense $4,191.00
Austin Cattle Auction Payout $29,772.50
Iowa State Fair Show Expense $1,542.00
CA State Fair Show Expense $1,107.00
OR State Fair Show Expense $1,500.00
WA Fair Show Expense $317.00
MT Show Expense $1,469.00
KY Show Expense $2,841.00
Magazine Expense**** $19,160.00
Internet Maintenance $1,222.00
Advertising $900.00
Member Refund $102.50
Bank charges $47.00
Fees (PayPal) $77.00
Office Expense $20.00
Accounting Services $225.00
TOTAL OUTFLOWS $160,670.50

**** Jan. 2010 issue printed an additional 1000 copies
Overall Total for 2009: $7030.50
Ending Balance December 31, 2009: $32,148.50

“Ag Exempt” Status

These days it seems that taxes of every kind are on the rise, regardless of where you live, so it is not surprising that people are looking for ways to reduce their tax liabilities. While tax codes vary greatly from state to state and even county to county, here in Texas, many people are looking at Miniature Herefords as a way to gain or maintain an “Ag Exemption” on their property. These tax exemptions have become especially important as the sprawling ranches and farm lands are replaced with urban development and smaller acreage “ranchettes”. This “Ag Exemption” may result in a significantly lower property tax bill each year based on certain land use requirements but there are some factors one must consider (and stiff penalties!).

DOES MY PROPERTY QUALIFY?
The most common “Ag Exemption” in Texas is actually not an agricultural exemption per say, but rather an exemption based on the ‘Open-space Appraisal 1-d-1’. This land appraisal method has three primary requirements:
the land must be primarily dedicated to agricultural use consistent with generally accepted practices in the area (relatively broad)
during 5 of the preceding 7 years, the land has been dedicated to agricultural, timber or forest production
the necessary form(s) must be provided to the appraisal office prior to May 1 for evaluation
The key word in the “Open-space Appraisal” method is agricultural USE. This can be defined as crop planting/production, raising livestock or exotic animals, wildlife management or land devoted to horticulture type use. With this type of exemption, the landowner’s primary business or occupation is not a factor, as the primary purpose of the exemption to preserve open space.

In Montgomery County, Texas, the minimum acreage requirements can vary based on the use, density, etc but when it comes to raising livestock, 20 acres is the minimum required for an exemption. The number of livestock head required varies (depending on type, breed, etc) and should be determined with your appraiser. However, one of the many attractions to raising Miniature Herefords is their efficiency (and easy keeping!) makes this type of exemption extremely viable on smaller acreage.

While commonly referred to as an “ag exemption”, the open-space appraisal differs greatly from a true “agricultural exemption” which is known as ‘Agricultural Use Appraisal 1-d’. This method requires that the primary occupation and income of the landowner be based on agricultural production. The land must be devoted to agriculture as the value of the land, and subsequent tax assessment, is based on the revenue associated with the property and its ability to produce agricultural products. Market value is not a consideration. An agricultural exemption must be applied for annually, whereas an open-space exemption remains in place until the use or category changes.

PENALTIES AND ROLLBACK TAXES….BEWARE
In either case, a landowner should contact their local county appraisal office for the specific regulations and requirements within their county (and state). A landowner should also be aware of the penalties associated with incorrect reporting and “rollback taxes”. Rollback taxes are applied when a change of use occurs on property previously under either ag related type exemption and include the past 3-5+ years of taxes at present market value. Rollback taxes can be quite substantial (and punitive at times), so if it important to be knowledgeable if you are considering purchasing property or a change of use.

While tax codes are rarely simple or straightforward, when it comes to “ag exemptions” it definitely pays to do your research and Miniature Herefords may just be the answer you are looking for!

Mini Herefords: Good for Health

Ranching and Neuroscience: going hand in hand.

Well, I was going to write an in depth piece on the way manual labor enhances our well being and helps to insulate the brain from depression, backed up by some pretty interesting new research, but decided to keep this one on the relative light side.
We all have our miniature Herefords for a variety of reasons; the investment and return value is but a small factor. There certainly has to be more involved than the wallet to be really successful in any endeavor, be it cattle or baking cakes; there has to be the passion. And reward. Those who succeed do so because they believe in what they are doing is good for something or someone. They have a passion and can see real, tangible results from their efforts…these are the successful people we see in all walks of life, raising really good (anything)… miniature Herefords being just one example.
Working with ones hands gives immediate results and therefore gratification. These results, whether building a fence or helping a newborn calf to its feet, engage a part of the brain that is responsible for a sense of well being and gratification, taking our minds off the bigger issues in our lives that maybe mentally weighing us down. This may explain why so many folks with high powered – high stress occupations such as doctors, lawyers and others find farming and ranching as a way to relax and detox from their everyday lives. New research indicates for the first time that the simplicity and repetition (think sewing, ranching, gardening, etc!) of working with the hands, engaging the problem solving area of the brain, and seeing real, tangible results is the feel- good reward we all crave and, apparently need to protect against depression.
There is no place I would rather be than out working with my cattle. Building fence or hanging a gate, feeding and watching the animals eat, working with the vet. For many years I (and my family especially) thought there must be something seriously wrong with me. But now I finally understand the draw and desire that raising cattle has for me personally; immediate and tangible rewards from my mental and physical time invested. Is there anything more relaxing than leaning on a gate watching your animals as they move through a new pasture or kick up their heels in sheer delight for the life you have had a hand in providing?
For me, not much. Aside from watching my own children as they mature towards responsible adulthood, my cattle keep me sane. What more can I say. Crazy? If not for my small farm and my small herd of small cattle, I probably, quite seriously, would be.
So go ahead, take some time to enjoy the fruits of your labors. Go “kill some time” “puttering” (do we dare even do that these days?) around your place and with your animals. It may very well be the best therapy there is. .

Board Nominees & Bios

Diane Alu

Hi, many of you don’t know me, so please allow me to introduce myself. I am your northeast reporter for the newsletter, yes the one who regularly contributes with rants and ramblings about AI class and the investment potential of the mini Hereford, pinkeye and how to box out your barn yard. I have a small herd of registered miniatures that I raise to mainly keep me grounded and sane, and am presently embarking on a pictorial essay of the American Farmer to counter the insanely bad press farmers and ranchers are subjected to on an almost daily basis. I have an AAS degree in Horticulture and Landscape design, and currently work as a HS substitute teacher while working towards my teaching degree for Art Education. I enjoy working with my cattle, writing, painting and digging holes for fence posts and trees. I am a wife and a mother of two daughters. We live in an average size house on 22 acres that has become a small productive farm on which we raise our cattle, kids, Corgis and chickens. I owned a herd of registered Holstein dairy cows in the early 1980’s for 4 years, and never outgrew my love of the bovine breed or the desire to be a cowgirl.
I would be a hard working VP for the association that would bring the small- farm, eastern US point of view and potential market opportunities to the association along with endless topics for discussion and ideas to promote the miniature Hereford breed. I will do everything in my power to help implicate these new ideas and promotions and /or will be happy to delegate these duties to other talented members who need more work on their already overloaded plates!
Although I have not shown my cattle yet, I do promote the breed endlessly to the point of exhaustion, just ask my family. They tell me I am Cattle Crazy, and they just may be right.
Thank you for your time, and vote.
Sincerely,
Diane Alu
Middleground Farm
Lima, NY

 

Fran MacKenzie

Fran MacKenzie: Treasurer.

I joined the MHBA in 1999 – just after it was formed, and served as the secretary from 2000 to 2004. I ran for Treasurer in the first Association-wide election in 2008 and took over the position in May of that year. During the last two years we have seen the membership double in size and operations of the Association increase in complexity. I take very seriously the tasks invloved with the funancial business of the Association and am proud we have clear and accurate records of all transactions. There is quite a time commitment to this job and our operations are getting larger with time. I am very excited to see this growth, and enthusiastic to be a part of this exciting time in our Association. I ask for and appreciate your support in this election.

ANIMAL HEALTH SERIES Healthy Calving Basics

Part 1

By Peggy Joseph-Potter RN, BSN, MHA
As we say goodbye to the winter we welcome the essence of spring and hopefully a fruitful calving season. This is a crucial time for all producers, large and small, to assess and manage their cow-calf operations. As breeders, our focus should be on getting a live calf, keeping that calf alive and keeping that calf healthy. This two-part series is intended to present building blocks for healthy calving for the novice and a refresher for the veterans.
Healthy calves start with healthy cows. Proper nutrition enhances the cows’ ability to cycle, breed, maintain and nourish a healthy growing fetus and the energy to deliver that calf with ease. It is also an essential element in the bovines’ ability to produce high quality colostrum and adequate milk to nourish her calf. Exposure to pathogens, weather, and toxins may alter the needs of a pregnant cow and should be considered when developing your calving program. (Lathrop, Mike. DMV)
Body Condition: Good nutrition is an essential for body condition and the production of quality colostrum. Calves of mothers with higher body condition scores have been shown to absorb colostral antibodies more efficiently that those at the lower end of the scale. These calves also demonstrated a more efficient immune system, took less time to stand, nurse and showed more vigor after birth. (Odde, Autum 1992m Vol 3, No.3)
Disease Exposure and Control: As important as nutrition, the cow’s environment and reduction of exposure to pathogens and toxins is essential due to their inability to pass antibodies across the placenta. Therefore, the fetus needs to be protected from exposure to pathogens (consistent and complete vaccination program), mycotoxins (moldy feed), nitrates, cyanide, and the toxins found in pine needles.
Bulls are an important piece of the equation so remember in addition to their genetic traits bulls can also pass on pathogens so protect your calves through the maintenance of a consistent vaccination program or by the purchase of semen from a reputable vendor with good pathogen control.
Nutrition: Nutritional basics include quality and quantity of energy (fat), protein, vitamins, minerals, micronutrients, and water. Good quality, plentiful water is essential for nutrition, as a limited supply will also decrease food intake and energy production. Two-thirds of a fetus’ growth occurs in the last one-third of gestation therefore a cows’ diet must be enhanced to meet this additional demand and to ensure adequate nourishment of both cow and future calf.
Colostrums: Colostrum contains solids such as fat and protein, vitamins, minerals, hormones and immune cells. Fat is essential for energy, protein is necessary for growth and vitality and as immunoglobulin. Immunoglobulins are larger protein molecules that are antibodies against pathogens. The cow may have encountered these pathogens naturally or through breeding and she is passes them on to her calf. It is vitally important for these immunoglobulins to enter the calf’s blood stream in the first few hours of life for the production of antibodies to occur. These antibodies aid in the protection of the calf against infection for several months; they are also present in the lumen of the gut for neutralization of pathogens at the site of entry.
Consumption of adequate quality and quantity of colostrums will decrease the calf’s risk for pneumonia, scours and other diseases for the next 28 days and throughout weaning. Studies have demonstrated an increase production in the calf that can be measured by weaning weighs, carcass quality, and future reproductive efficiency and milk production in females. (Corah, 1975)
Energy, Protein, Minerals and Vitamins: Breeders can decrease their morbidity and mortality rate by meeting the increasing demand for energy, protein, minerals and vitamins required in the last 90 days of gestation. Studies have found a correlation between body condition of the dam at calving and calf serum antibody levels. In addition, poor protein consumption and cooper deficiencies late in pregnancy can be associated with “weak calf syndrome.” (Corah, 1975)
Diseases such as White Muscle Disease (nutritional Muscular Dystrophy caused by a lack of Selenium) and Weak calf syndrome (apathy, failure to suck or stand) can be avoided by ensuring proper nutrition of your pregnant cows. Keep your cow’s increased need for minerals such as Selenium, Copper, Iodine and Vitamin A and E in mind when developing your supplement program. Soil and feed analysis may be available from your local Agricultural Extension or as an online service. Supplements either need to be in their feed or provided by injection to ensure adequate intake. Feed store personnel or feed vendors are very helpful in the development of a program that considers soil and vitamin deficiencies, climate and other local requirements.
Now that you have gotten your pregnant cow to the point of delivery always be prepared for the unexpected. In addition to OB supplies to have on hand, notify your ranch Veterinarian in advance if you anticipate calving problems
OB Supplies to have on hand:
•

  • OB sleeve, disposable gloves
  • OB lube(don’t use detergent)
  • Disinfectant
  • Clean Bucket
  • Iodine liquid for spray or dipping
  • Prepared or frozen Colostrum
  • Calf bottle and nipples (soda bottle and lambs nipples)
  • Chains and Handles
  • Rectal Thermometer
  • Lots of clean towels (keep some in the dryer for extra warmth)

An inexpensive plastic container is any easy way to keep your OB supplies clean and read for the next delivery. Make sure to attach the phone number to your ranch veterinarians to the box and do not forget your cell phone.
A healthy calf starts with a heifer or cow in good condition, well-maintained vaccination and biosecurity programs and a bull appropriate for the size of the cow or first calf heifer. A laboring bovine should be provided with a clean, well-ventilated space at this at least 12” X 12,” food and lots of clean water for while she is in labor and immediately after delivery.
Next edition will explore labor management issues and the calf’s’ health after delivery and what it takes to keep them healthy those first few months of life.

Bibliography
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Biography Peggy and her husband, Bob Potter, own and operate PJ Ranch LLC in Winton, California where they raise Miniature and Polled Herefords. They have been active participants in the MHBA since 2002. She is also employed as a critical care nurse at a local medical center.

Lindsay Littles

Jim and I started Lindsay Littles a little more than 3 years ago in South Dakota.

We have shown our mini herefords at local county fairs, but we felt that we were not making too much headway in getting the word out that we were raising and trying to market these loveable creatures. So we decided to enter the largest livestock show and sale in our area: the Black Hills Stock Show and Rodeo in Rapid City. To show it is required to sell also, which made us a little nervous. We sent our entry in for LL Playmate Eddie, a coming 2 year old bull that we had previously shown locally, as well as at Nile in Billings, Montana. Since it is a screened show and sale we were a bit worried that our entry would not be accepted. Our acceptance letter came in December and we were set to check in on Feb 2, 2010 with the show and sale scheduled for Feb 3rd. Our next job was to find a fitter for Eddie, as we had finally learned that a professional fitter is well worth the money. A friend who shows Maine and Chia said he could make some calls and find someone for us. Clint Filapek from North Dakota contacted us a few days before the show and we made final arrangements. Feb 2nd we arrived in Rapid City, set up our stall and led Eddie in. We got a few strange glances as we led Eddie to the wash rack. Clint came and started clipping him and told us that he had actually dealt with Miniature Herefords before, as his in-laws had some embryos shipped to Australia years before. As Eddie was clipped and fitted more people walking by stopped to look and ask questions. Our stall was at the beginning of the first row of aisles and almost every person that came into the barn walked by, usually stopping to look and ask questions. In those two days we met hundreds of people. Some laughed, some were reminded of the good old days, and many were quite interested, for youth projects as well as beef. The show was Wednesday morning with the show schedule being youngest to oldest. The AHA representatives stopped by that morning, as well as the auctioneer and the local show organizers. They asked if we wanted to be in a class of our own and we said no that we would like to be out there with the big boys. There were 3 other March bulls in Eddie’s class, they outweighed him by over a thousand pounds each and towered over him. Jim and Eddie proudly marched into the show ring. The judge made his placings and instructed Jim to the end of the line. He complimented us on Eddie’s conformation but noted that he just didn’t fit with the rest of the class. We had done our homework before the sale that afternoon and had lined up a buyer that was very interested in purchasing Eddie to breed his commercial heifers. When the sale came we were suprised and happy when there were two others bidding and Eddie sold for $2700. We were actually a little shocked when they were unable to obtain even a $1000 bid on a couple of those huge bulls that he had shown against. By entering and showing against the big boys we were able to meet hundreds of prospective buyers and improve the marketability of our product.

Texas Shows

2010 Miniature Hereford Shows at:
Houston Livestock Show in Houston, Texas and
Star of Texas Fair & Rodeo in Austin, Texas

Congratulations to all our exhibitors for bring such an excellent group of cattle to show and for the public to see. Many were impressed with the overall quality of cattle and for the fantastic job done by all in preparing the cattle for the shows. The cattle at both shows are a credit to our breed and an excellent representation of our breed of cattle.

We thank all who helped make these shows possible. It is a team effort to plan and put on these shows. Houston and Austin were both great this year and we had record turnouts for both shows. Our shows continue to grow here in Region 6. Our membership here in Region 6 also continues to grow. It is amazing to me how many breeders we now have. In a year of economic challenge, our (MHBA) shows continue to grow, with more cattle and more breeders at our events and activities. This says a lot about the excitement surrounding our cattle and the commitment of our breeders to promote our breed.

Our Miniature Hereford Show at the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo for 2010 had 145 entries from 35 exhibitors this year. Our Open show consisted of 22 exhibitors with 122 entries. Our Pre-Junior Show consisted of 13 exhibitors with 23 entries. Our Pre-Junior program consisted of youth from MHBA, MHYA, and TPLA. I had the opportunity to speak with our judge after the event and he shared the following comments with me: “Congratulate all your breeders. I am very impressed. When I was asked to judge miniature Herefords, I must admit, I did not know what to think. These cattle are for real. There just aren’t any bad cattle here today. This is one of the toughest days I’ve had judging cattle. The differences are very subtle and these cattle are very correct. There just isn’t any junk here today.” That is a great compliment for all of us as breeders. Breeders of all breeds are noticing our cattle and just how great they are.

Our Miniature Hereford Show at the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo for 2010 had 117 entries from 34 exhibitors this year. Our Open show consisted of 23 exhibitors with 98 entries. Our Pre-Junior Show consisted of 11 exhibitors with 19 entries. Our Pre-Junior program consisted of youth from MHBA, MHYA, and TPLA. Our judge at Austin had similar comments, as our judge in Houston did. He was very impressed with our cattle, our exhibitors, and our youth.

We expect to have Junior divisions and classes added to our program for 2011 at both of these shows.

We held our second annual Miniature Hereford Auction at the Star of Texas Fair and Rodeo this year. We ended up with 70 lots in the sale. We had a very mixed group of cattle for buyers to look at this year. We had three (3) Market Steers from Pre-Junior exhibitors, 22 show heifer prospects, 2 prospect steers, 23 heifers and bred heifers, 2 cow/calf pairs, 13 bred cows, and five (5) bulls. The sale grossed $124,400 (This is my tally, the official sale numbers will be published separately). The sale provided a little bit for everybody. If you were looking to get into the miniature Hereford business, whether you were looking for show cattle or just pasture cattle, there was a little of it all to choose from. We had consignments from about a dozen different breeders scattered across the USA and we thank them all for helping to make this a great sale. We thank all of our buyers to helping this sale continue to grow each year. We hope to make this one of the largest miniature Hereford sales in the world.
Each year we learn things we can and should do differently to help make next year’s projects even better. With the support and input of the participants we will continue to improve both our shows and our sales.

Before I move onto my next topic of discussion I would like to thank everyone who helped make these shows a success. Participants, spectators, volunteers, and sponsors; without you these events cannot and would not happen. YOU are the backbone of what we do. YOUR comments and ideas are appreciated and all are considered. If you have suggestions for our shows and activities here in Region 6, please share them with me. If you can volunteer your time to help with any of our activities, please let me know. We need all the help we can get. The more help the better.

Cattle Health returning from shows and new purchases:

You just bought new cattle at a sale or out of a stall at a stock show or a breeder. You have brought them home and are ready to turn them out with your herd. They look just awesome and you’re so proud of your new purchases. Now what? Are there any procedures one should consider? Here is what we do at Schulz Farm;

1. All cattle coming in, our own show cattle, new purchases, etc…, are quarantined away from all our other cattle for a period of 14 to 30 days. This allows us to monitor health of our show animals to ensure we do not have any shipping fever, or that we have picked up any new bugs at the show. All cattle are treated for external parasites as they come off the trailer.

2.New purchases: These cattle are monitored for 7 days for health, after which, assuming they are healthy we vaccinate all of them. If they do not show they have been ear notch tested for BVD, we do the ear notch test for BVD PI.

A good BVD PI testing program is a good idea for any herd. An animal only has to be tested once in their life for this. Animals are born PI and they will shed the virus for as long as they live and all their offspring will be PI’s also. If you buy cattle that have not been tested you should test them.

3.Bulls should be tested as if you are taking them to a bull stud. Brucellosis, Trich, etc… You never know what happens in the middle of the night at a stock show when you’re not there.

4.Young cycling heifers that are still too young to be bred. You may want to preg test them, 30 to 45 days after the show. You never know when a bull may have got loose during the night and serviced your young heifer. A simple preg test may save a heifers life. We do not take any chances here. We give all our young cycling heifers a shot of Lutulyse about 10 days upon return from a stock show

You may be thinking “wow!” “What a pain this is!” The pain of a few procedures such as this is much less than dealing with the pain of having a bull with trich, or a BVD PI coming into your herd. There are those who make light of BVD because it is not a regulated disease in most states. It is not regulated because it is not transmittable to humans, but it costs the livestock industry billions of dollars. The introduction of a BVD PI into your herd may result in devastating events for your herd. Even the best and most ethical breeders can end up with a problem such as this, without ever even knowing it. Even though you have a good vaccination program, you are not immune. Vaccines are NOT 100%, and BVD vaccines are probably less than 80% effective against this virus. As a breeder you can do everything right, and still end up with an infected animal. There is NO cure. BVD PI’s must be disposed of.
How can one of my own animals get infected? Let’s assume you have a BVD PI tested FREE bred female and you are at a stock show. Let’s assume this heifer is 75 days bred. She is tied to a rail across from an animal who is BVD PI (positive) or BVD acute. They touch noses, or the infected animal coughs on your animal. Your animal is now exposed. Your unborn calf now runs the risk of being born a BVD PI. Assuming your bred heifer is healthy and vaccinated, with all probability she will be just fine. If she (your heifer) is BVD PI (negative) she cannot ever become a BVD PI, she could only become acute. This is just one way you can get your animals infected. This can happen through a fence shared with a neighboring herd at home, at the vet clinic, etc….

Please review your procedures and vaccination protocols with your veterinarian. One final note on vaccine’s: Make sure that you review the label thoroughly prior to administering the vaccine to your cattle. Many vaccines cannot be given to bred cows or cows that are lactating, thus you will need to find an alternative that will still provide adequate protection against the disease you are vaccinating for prevention.

 

 

2010 National Western Results

Class #GRC200 – Grand Champion And Reserve Grand Champion Bull
1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Sir George; 2. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF King Willie Kiel

Class #GRC100 – Grand Champion & Reserve Grand Champion Female
1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Hilton; 2. DuVal Farms with 05’s Mo Emma

Class #CRC201 – Champion & Reserve Champion Fall Junior Bull Calf
1. Edmond Moreno with ERP Cracker Jack

Class #201A – Fall Junior Bull Calves, Calved July 1 – December 31, 2009
1. Edmond Moreno with ERP Cracker Jack

Class #CRC202 – Champion & Reserve Champion Summer Junior Bull Calf
1. Dan Kasselder with DNA’s Lucky; 2. DuVal Farms with DF Jazzy Dan-Sir

Class #202A – Summer Junior Bull Calves, Calved May 1 – June 30, 2009
1. Edmond Moreno with ERP Ling Po; 2. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Cotton Eye Joe; 3. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Z Bo; 4.: Randy & Karen Olson with 05’s Barney

Class #202B – Summer Junior Bull Calves, Calved May 1 – June 30, 2009
1. Dan Kasselder with DNA’s Lucky; 2. DuVal Farms with DF Jazzy Dan-Sir; 3. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Chappie; 4.: Randy & Karen Olson with 05’s Iceman; 5. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Charlie’s Star of Abilene

Class #CRC203 – Champion & Reserve Champion Spring Junior Bull Calf
1. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF King Willie Kiel; 2. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s Full Throttle

Class #203A – Spring Junior Bull Calves, Calved April 1 – 30, 2009
1. Brent Van Dyke with Van Sir Allen; 2. Mark Cambell with Jefferson; 3. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Super Dude; 4.: Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Super’s Shooting Star; 5. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Susie’s Super Comet; 6th: Charles Kerr with WE PG Sam 0901;

Class #203B – Spring Junior Bull Calves, Calved April 1 – 30, 2009
1. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF King Willie Kiel; 2. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Full Throttle; 3. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Bad Company; 4.: J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Red One; 5. DuVal Farms with DF Sullivan Pride; 6th: Henry Thuener with SLF Ken

Class #CRC204 – Champion And Reserve Champion Early Spring Junior Bull Calf
1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Sir George; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Liberty Valance;

Class #204A – Early Spring Junior Bull Calves, Calved March 1 – 31, 2009
1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Sir George; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Liberty Valance; 3. PJ Ranch with PJR MIschiefs Apollo; 4.: Mark Cambell with Jasper; 5. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Sir Steincooler; 6th: Arlou Cox with TAC Liberty Valance

Class #CRC205 – Champion & Reserve Champion Winter Junior Bull Calf
1. Split Creek Ranch with SS Mr Tom; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Remington H 100 ET

Class #205A – Winter Junior Bull Calves, Calved January 1 – February 28, 2009
1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Mr Tom; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Remington H 100 ET

Class #CRC207 – Champion And Reserve Champion Summer Intermediate Bull
1. Brent Van Dyke with Van Sir Alexander

Class #207A – Summer Intermediate Bulls, Calved July 1 – September 30, 2008
1. Brent Van Dyke with Van Sir Alexander

Class #CRC208 – Champion And Reserve Champion Spring Intermediate Bull
1. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Megabucks; 2. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Loverboy’s Magic;

Class #208A – Spring Intermediate Bulls, Calved April 1 – June 30, 2008
1. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Megabucks; 2. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Loverboy’s Magic; 3. DuVal Farms with DF Prince EB; 4. Jeane Adams with SP’s Elvis; 5. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Don

Class #CRC209 – Champion And Reserve Champion Winter Intermediate Bull
1. Splitt Creek Ranch with EK Pistol; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Cotton Eyed Joe ET;

Class #209A – Winter Intermediate Bulls, Calved January 1 – March 31, 2008
1. Splitt Creek Ranch with EK Pistol; 2. Dan Kasselder with DNA’s Stewart; 3. DuVal Farms with DF Majestic King; 4. WW Ranch with WW Sam’s Gold E; 5. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Sir Gary; 6. Bob Massengale with IBA Rocky Mountain Repeat

Class #209B – Winter Intermediate Bulls, Calved January 1 – March 31, 2008
1. Arlou Cox with TAC Cotton Eyed Joe ET; 2. PJ Ranch with PJR Mischiefs Porthos ET

Class #CRC210 – Champion And Reserve Champion Senior Bull
1. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Houdini; 2. Dry Hollow Ranch with SS Super Star

Class #210A – Senior Two Year Old Bulls, Calved January 1 – December 31, 2007
1. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Houdini; 2. Dry Hollow Ranch with SS Super Star; 3. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Tuffy; 4. Randy Olson with 05’s Powderhorn BO 5. Steve Berry with IBA Mr. Jackson

Class #CRC101 – Champion & Reserve Champion Fall Junior Heifer Calf
1. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Angelina; 2. LK Robinson Farms Inc with SF Miss Princess Laci;

Class #101A – Fall Junior Heifer Calves, Calved July 1 – December 31, 2009
1. LK Robinson Farms Inc with SF Miss Princess Laci; 2. Edmond Moreno with ERP Spice O Life;

Class #101B – Fall Junior Heifer Calves, Calved July 1 – December 31, 2009
1. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Angelina; 2. Bob Massengale with IBA Frosty’s Snowflake;

Class #CRC102 – Champion & Reserve Champion Summer Junior Heifer Calf
1. Tammy Grauer with Gloria Hallelujah; 2. Dan Kaselder with DNA’s Lillian;

Class #102A – Summer Junior Heifer Calves, Calved May 1 – June 30, 2009
1. DuVal Farms with DF Serenade; 2. Randy Olson with 05’s Miss Roxy; 3. Ben Lisby with C&C’s Little Miss Lexie;

Class #102B – Summer Junior Heifer Calves, Calved May 1 – June 30, 2009
1. Tammy Grauer with Gloria Hallelujah; 2. Dan Kasselder with DNA’s Lillian; 3. WW Ranch with WW Golden June; 4. Randy Olson with 05’s MO Eva

Class #102C – Summer Junior Heifer Calves, Calved May 1 – June 30, 2009
1. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s Eva; 2. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Kitty; 3. Jeane Adams with SP Brandy; 4. Bill & Bonnie Hairell with MLV Bella

Class #CRC103 – Champion & Reserve Champion Spring Junior Heifer Calf
1. James Lindsay with LL Playmate Lilli; 2. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Sunbeam

Class #103A – Spring Junior Heifer Calves, Calved April 1 – 30, 2009
1. James Lindsay with LL Playmate Lilli; 2. DuVal Farms with DF Abby Rose; 3. WW Ranch with WW Silver Leaf; 4. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Super’s Twinkle Lil Star; 5. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Paoli

Class #103B – Spring Junior Heifer Calves, Calved April 1 – 30, 2009
1. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Maybell; 2. Mark Cambell with Cinder; 3. Randy Olson with 05’s MO Farrah; 4. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Rowena; 5. WW Ranch with WW Golden Cascade

Class #103C – Spring Junior Heifer Calves, Calved April 1 – 30, 2009
1. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Sunbeam; 2. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Lyean; 3. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Sunshine; 4. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF Disco Ivory; 5. Henry Thuener with SLF Barbie

Class #CRC104 – Champion And Reserve Champion Early Junior Heifer Calf
1. LK Robinson Farms Inc with Kap Lil Quip Isha; 2. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Tosca

Class #104A – Early Spring Junior Heifer Calves, Calved March 1 – 31, 2009
1. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Tosca; 2. Alice Velasquez with ABJ Mischief’s Girl; 3. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Aida; 4. Bill & Bonnie Hairrell with SHF Disco Rhea

Class #104B – Early Spring Junior Heifer Calves, Calved March 1 – 31, 2009
1. Alice Velasquez with ABJ Majestic; 2. LK Robinson Farms Inc with KAP Lil Kid Jaslin; 3. Steve Berry with SB Cherokee Christine; 4. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF Queen Gin

Class #104C – Early Spring Junior Heifer Calves, Calved March 1 – 31, 2009
1. LK Robinson Farms Inc with Kap Lil Quip Isha; 2. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS MIss Shimmer; 3. Alice Velasquez with ABJ Bonita; 4. LK Robinson Farms Inc with KAP Li Rockin Holli

Class #CRC105 – Champion & Reserve Champion Winter Junior Heifer Calf
1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Olivia; 2. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Mary Lou;

Class #105A – Winter Junior Heifer Calves, Calved January 1 – February 28, 2009
1. Split Creek Ranch with SS Miss Olivia; 2. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Mary Lou; 3. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF Queen KC; 4. Teresa & Dan Speer with DT Rockin Roxi; 5. LK Robinson Farms Inc with KAP Lil Alaina Viking

Class #CRC106 – Champion & Reserve Champion Fall Intermediate Heifer
1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Hilton; 2. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF Disco Dana

Class #106A – Fall Intermediate Heifers, Calved October 1 – December 31, 2008
1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Hilton; 2. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF Disco Dana; 3. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Hannah

Class #CRC107 – Champion & Reserve Champion Summer Intermediate Heifer
1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Bea; 2. Teresa & Dan Speer with DT Sapphire

Class #107A – Summer Intermediate Heifers, Calved July 1 – September 30, 2008
1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Bea; 2. Teresa & Dan Speer with DT Sapphire; 3. WW Ranch with WW Emerald Sampson; 4. Karli Clark with DLHS Real Mtn Nugget Delight

Class #107B – Summer Intermediate Heifers, Calved July 1 – September 30, 2008
1. Bill & Bonnie Hairrell with CRCS Lola Babe; 2. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Lexi’s Sunday Surprise

Class #CRC108 – Champion & Reserve Champion Spring Intermediate Heifer
1. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s April’s Kylie; 2. DuVal Farms with DF Miss Sienna

Class #108A – Spring Intermediate Heifers, Calved April 1 – June 30, 2008
1. Weston Robinson with KAP Kid Shyla ET; 2. Stephen McIntyre with JW’s Macy; 3. Alea Smith with KAP Teddy’s Niva; 4. Alea Smith with KAP Teddy’s Lil Quila; 5. Karli Clark with LS Miss Pot O’Gold 80J5

Class #108B – Spring Intermediate Heifers, Calved April 1 – June 30, 2008
1. Weston Robinson with KAP Teddy’s Megan; 2. Ethan Smith with KAP Layla Sampson ET; 3. Salt Creek Ranch with SC J’s Mtn Ranger; 4. Weston Robinson with LS Miss Pebble O’Gold 87U2; 5. Ethan Smith with KAP Lil Rockin Gypsy; 6. Steve Berry with SHF Disco Shelly

Class #108C – Spring Intermediate Heifers, Calved April 1 – June 30, 2008
1. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s April’s Kylie; 2. DuVal Farms with DF Miss Sienna; 3. J Bar W Cattle Co with PV’s Lucy; 4. Salt Creek Ranch with SC J’s Rockette; 5. Steve Berry with SLCC Miss Crimson Azteca 807; 6. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Winnie

Class #CRC109 – Champion & Reserve Champion Winter Intermediate Heifer
1. DuVal Farms with 05’s Mo Emma; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Queen of Hearts ET;

Class #109A – Winter Intermediate Heifers, Calved January 1 – March 31, 2008
1. DuVal Farms with 05’s Mo Emma; 2. PJ Ranch with PJR BABS Blossom; 3. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Hazel; 4. Scott & Trish Fulmer with KAP Teddy’s LIL Shamrock

Class #109B – Winter Intermediate Heifers, Calved January 1 – March 31, 2008
1. Arlou Cox with TAC Queen of Hearts ET; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Sweet Sugar B ET; 3. Marty Barcus with TAC Hello Dolly ET; 4. Marty Barcus with TAC Hello Dolly ET

Class #CRC301 – Champion & Reserve Champion Cow/Calf
1. Dan Kasselder with 05’s Mojo; 2. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Salina ET

Class #301A – Cow/Calf Pair
1. Dan Kasselder with 05’s Mojo; 2. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Salina ET; 3. WW Ranch with WW Ruby Gold Sam

Class #301B – Cow/Calf Pair
1.J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s Adrienne & JW Angelina; 2. LK Robinson Farms Inc with SS Miss Jose, 3. Dry Hollow Ranch with JW’s Cassidy/DHR Cotton Eye Joe

Class #CRC901 – Champion And Reserve Champion Prospect Steer
1. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s Memphis; 2. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Peetz

Class #901A – Prospect Steers, Calved January 1 – December 31, 2009
1. Alice Velasquez with ABJ Maverick; 2. Jeane Adams wtih SP’s Powers To Be; 3. Bob Massengale with Pot Roast (Potsy); 4. WW Ranch with WW Golden Eclipse

Class #901B – Prospect Steers, Calved January 1 – December 31, 2009
1. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s Memphis; 2. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Peetz; 3. James Lindsay with LL Playmate Lonnie; 4. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s Bar None; 5. WW Ranch with WW Evening Rockstar

Class #CRC902 – Champion And Reserve Champion Market Steer
1. Madellyne Adams with with SC J DOT (Hampster); 2. Wyatt Jensen with KAP Quain Quip

Class #902A – Market Steers, Calved January 1 – December 31, 2008
1. Madellyne Adams with SC J DOT (Hampster); 2. Wyatt Jensen with KAP Quain Quip; 3. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Sir Judd; 4. Kason Abernathy with KAP Fraser Quip; 5. WW Ranch with WW Golden Nickel

Class #POB – Pair Of Bulls
1. Splitt Creek Ranch
2. J Bar W Cattle Co
3. PJ Ranch LLC
4. Arlou Cox
5. Dan Kasselder
6. DuVal Farms

Class #POF – Pair Of Females
1. Splitt Creek Ranch
2. Arlou Cox
3. J Bar W Cattle Co.
4. DuVal Farms with
5. WW Ranch
6. Dry Hollow Ranch

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

Class #CRC201 – Champion & Reserve Champion Fall Junior Bull Calf

1. Edmond Moreno with ERP Cracker Jack

 

Class #201A – Fall Junior Bull Calves, Calved July 1 – December 31, 2009

1. Edmond Moreno with ERP Cracker Jack

 

Class #CRC202 – Champion & Reserve Champion Summer Junior Bull Calf

1. Dan Kasselder with DNA’s Lucky; 2. DuVal Farms with DF Jazzy Dan-Sir

 

Class #202A – Summer Junior Bull Calves, Calved May 1 – June 30, 2009

1. Edmond Moreno with ERP Ling Po; 2. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Cotton Eye Joe; 3. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Z Bo; 4.: Randy & Karen Olson with 05’s Barney

 

Class #202B – Summer Junior Bull Calves, Calved May 1 – June 30, 2009

1. Dan Kasselder with DNA’s Lucky; 2. DuVal Farms with DF Jazzy Dan-Sir; 3. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Chappie; 4.: Randy & Karen Olson with 05’s Iceman; 5. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Charlie’s Star of Abilene

 

Class #CRC203 – Champion & Reserve Champion Spring Junior Bull Calf

1. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF King Willie Kiel; 2. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s Full Throttle

 

Class #203A – Spring Junior Bull Calves, Calved April 1 – 30, 2009

1. Brent Van Dyke with Van Sir Allen; 2. Mark Cambell with Jefferson; 3. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Super Dude; 4.: Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Super’s Shooting Star; 5. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Susie’s Super Comet; 6th: Charles Kerr with WE PG Sam 0901;

 

Class #203B – Spring Junior Bull Calves, Calved April 1 – 30, 2009

1. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF King Willie Kiel; 2. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Full Throttle; 3. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Bad Company; 4.: J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Red One; 5. DuVal Farms with DF Sullivan Pride; 6th: Henry Thuener with SLF Ken

 

Class #CRC204 – Champion And Reserve Champion Early Spring Junior Bull Calf

1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Sir George; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Liberty Valance;

 

Class #204A – Early Spring Junior Bull Calves, Calved March 1 – 31, 2009

1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Sir George; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Liberty Valance; 3. PJ Ranch with PJR MIschiefs Apollo; 4.: Mark Cambell with Jasper; 5. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Sir Steincooler; 6th: Arlou Cox with TAC Liberty Valance

 

Class #CRC205 – Champion & Reserve Champion Winter Junior Bull Calf

1. Split Creek Ranch with SS Mr Tom; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Remington H 100 ET

 

Class #205A – Winter Junior Bull Calves, Calved January 1 – February 28, 2009

1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Mr Tom; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Remington H 100 ET

 

Class #CRC207 – Champion And Reserve Champion Summer Intermediate Bull

1. Brent Van Dyke with Van Sir Alexander

 

Class #207A – Summer Intermediate Bulls, Calved July 1 – September 30, 2008

1. Brent Van Dyke with Van Sir Alexander

 

Class #CRC208 – Champion And Reserve Champion Spring Intermediate Bull

1. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Megabucks; 2. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Loverboy’s Magic;

 

Class #208A – Spring Intermediate Bulls, Calved April 1 – June 30, 2008

1. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Megabucks; 2. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Loverboy’s Magic; 3. DuVal Farms with DF Prince EB; 4. Jeane Adams with SP’s Elvis; 5. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Don

 

Class #CRC209 – Champion And Reserve Champion Winter Intermediate Bull

1. Splitt Creek Ranch with EK Pistol; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Cotton Eyed Joe ET;

 

Class #209A – Winter Intermediate Bulls, Calved January 1 – March 31, 2008

1. Splitt Creek Ranch with EK Pistol; 2. Dan Kasselder with DNA’s Stewart; 3. DuVal Farms with DF Majestic King; 4. WW Ranch with WW Sam’s Gold E; 5. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Sir Gary; 6. Bob Massengale with IBA Rocky Mountain Repeat

 

Class #209B – Winter Intermediate Bulls, Calved January 1 – March 31, 2008

1. Arlou Cox with TAC Cotton Eyed Joe ET; 2. PJ Ranch with PJR Mischiefs Porthos ET

 

Class #CRC210 – Champion And Reserve Champion Senior Bull

1. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Houdini; 2. Dry Hollow Ranch with SS Super Star

 

Class #210A – Senior Two Year Old Bulls, Calved January 1 – December 31, 2007

1. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Houdini; 2. Dry Hollow Ranch with SS Super Star; 3. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Tuffy; 4. Randy Olson with 05’s Powderhorn BO 5. Steve Berry with IBA Mr. Jackson

 

Class #CRC101 – Champion & Reserve Champion Fall Junior Heifer Calf

1. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Angelina; 2. LK Robinson Farms Inc with SF Miss Princess Laci;

 

 

Class #101A – Fall Junior Heifer Calves, Calved July 1 – December 31, 2009

1. LK Robinson Farms Inc with SF Miss Princess Laci; 2. Edmond Moreno with ERP Spice O Life;

 

Class #101B – Fall Junior Heifer Calves, Calved July 1 – December 31, 2009

1. J Bar W Cattle Co. with JW’s Angelina; 2. Bob Massengale with IBA Frosty’s Snowflake;

 

Class #CRC102 – Champion & Reserve Champion Summer Junior Heifer Calf

1. Tammy Grauer with Gloria Hallelujah; 2. Dan Kaselder with DNA’s Lillian;

 

Class #102A – Summer Junior Heifer Calves, Calved May 1 – June 30, 2009

1. DuVal Farms with DF Serenade; 2. Randy Olson with 05’s Miss Roxy; 3. Ben Lisby with C&C’s Little Miss Lexie;

 

Class #102B – Summer Junior Heifer Calves, Calved May 1 – June 30, 2009

1. Tammy Grauer with Gloria Hallelujah; 2. Dan Kasselder with DNA’s Lillian; 3. WW Ranch with WW Golden June; 4. Randy Olson with 05’s MO Eva

 

Class #102C – Summer Junior Heifer Calves, Calved May 1 – June 30, 2009

1. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s Eva; 2. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Kitty; 3. Jeane Adams with SP Brandy; 4. Bill & Bonnie Hairell with MLV Bella

 

Class #CRC103 – Champion & Reserve Champion Spring Junior Heifer Calf

1. James Lindsay with LL Playmate Lilli; 2. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Sunbeam

 

Class #103A – Spring Junior Heifer Calves, Calved April 1 – 30, 2009

1. James Lindsay with LL Playmate Lilli; 2. DuVal Farms with DF Abby Rose; 3. WW Ranch with WW Silver Leaf; 4. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Super’s Twinkle Lil Star; 5. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Paoli

 

Class #103B – Spring Junior Heifer Calves, Calved April 1 – 30, 2009

1. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Maybell; 2. Mark Cambell with Cinder; 3. Randy Olson with 05’s MO Farrah; 4. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Rowena; 5. WW Ranch with WW Golden Cascade

 

Class #103C – Spring Junior Heifer Calves, Calved April 1 – 30, 2009

1. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Sunbeam; 2. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Lyean; 3. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Sunshine; 4. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF Disco Ivory; 5. Henry Thuener with SLF Barbie

 

Class #CRC104 – Champion And Reserve Champion Early Junior Heifer Calf

1. LK Robinson Farms Inc with Kap Lil Quip Isha; 2. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Tosca

 

Class #104A – Early Spring Junior Heifer Calves, Calved March 1 – 31, 2009

1. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Tosca; 2. Alice Velasquez with ABJ Mischief’s Girl; 3. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Miss Aida; 4. Bill & Bonnie Hairrell with SHF Disco Rhea

 

Class #104B – Early Spring Junior Heifer Calves, Calved March 1 – 31, 2009

1. Alice Velasquez with ABJ Majestic; 2. LK Robinson Farms Inc with KAP Lil Kid Jaslin; 3. Steve Berry with SB Cherokee Christine; 4. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF Queen Gin

 

Class #104C – Early Spring Junior Heifer Calves, Calved March 1 – 31, 2009

1. LK Robinson Farms Inc with Kap Lil Quip Isha; 2. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS MIss Shimmer; 3. Alice Velasquez with ABJ Bonita; 4. LK Robinson Farms Inc with KAP Li Rockin Holli

 

Class #CRC105 – Champion & Reserve Champion Winter Junior Heifer Calf

1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Olivia; 2. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Mary Lou;

 

Class #105A – Winter Junior Heifer Calves, Calved January 1 – February 28, 2009

1. Split Creek Ranch with SS Miss Olivia; 2. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Mary Lou; 3. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF Queen KC; 4. Teresa & Dan Speer with DT Rockin Roxi; 5. LK Robinson Farms Inc with KAP Lil Alaina Viking

 

Class #CRC106 – Champion & Reserve Champion Fall Intermediate Heifer

1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Hilton; 2. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF Disco Dana

 

Class #106A – Fall Intermediate Heifers, Calved October 1 – December 31, 2008

1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Hilton; 2. Sandy Hills Farm with SHF Disco Dana; 3. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Hannah

 

Class #CRC107 – Champion & Reserve Champion Summer Intermediate Heifer

1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Bea; 2. Teresa & Dan Speer with DT Sapphire

 

Class #107A – Summer Intermediate Heifers, Calved July 1 – September 30, 2008

1. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Bea; 2. Teresa & Dan Speer with DT Sapphire; 3. WW Ranch with WW Emerald Sampson; 4. Karli Clark with DLHS Real Mtn Nugget Delight

 

Class #107B – Summer Intermediate Heifers, Calved July 1 – September 30, 2008

1. Bill & Bonnie Hairrell with CRCS Lola Babe; 2. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Lexi’s Sunday Surprise

 

Class #CRC108 – Champion & Reserve Champion Spring Intermediate Heifer

1. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s April’s Kylie; 2. DuVal Farms with DF Miss Sienna

 

Class #108A – Spring Intermediate Heifers, Calved April 1 – June 30, 2008

1. Weston Robinson with KAP Kid Shyla ET; 2. Stephen McIntyre with JW’s Macy; 3. Alea Smith with KAP Teddy’s Niva; 4. Alea Smith with KAP Teddy’s Lil Quila; 5. Karli Clark with LS Miss Pot O’Gold 80J5

 

Class #108B – Spring Intermediate Heifers, Calved April 1 – June 30, 2008

1. Weston Robinson with KAP Teddy’s Megan; 2. Ethan Smith with KAP Layla Sampson ET; 3. Salt Creek Ranch with SC J’s Mtn Ranger; 4. Weston Robinson with LS Miss Pebble O’Gold 87U2; 5. Ethan Smith with KAP Lil Rockin Gypsy; 6. Steve Berry with SHF Disco Shelly

 

Class #108C – Spring Intermediate Heifers, Calved April 1 – June 30, 2008

1. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s April’s Kylie; 2. DuVal Farms with DF Miss Sienna; 3. J Bar W Cattle Co with PV’s Lucy; 4. Salt Creek Ranch with SC J’s Rockette; 5. Steve Berry with SLCC Miss Crimson Azteca 807; 6. Dry Hollow Ranch with DHR Winnie

 

Class #CRC109 – Champion & Reserve Champion Winter Intermediate Heifer

1. DuVal Farms with 05’s Mo Emma; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Queen of Hearts ET;

 

Class #109A – Winter Intermediate Heifers, Calved January 1 – March 31, 2008

1. DuVal Farms with 05’s Mo Emma; 2. PJ Ranch with PJR BABS Blossom; 3. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Hazel; 4. Scott & Trish Fulmer with KAP Teddy’s LIL Shamrock

 

Class #109B – Winter Intermediate Heifers, Calved January 1 – March 31, 2008

1. Arlou Cox with TAC Queen of Hearts ET; 2. Arlou Cox with TAC Sweet Sugar B ET; 3. Marty Barcus with TAC Hello Dolly ET; 4. Marty Barcus with TAC Hello Dolly ET

 

Class #CRC301 – Champion & Reserve Champion Cow/Calf

1. Dan Kasselder with 05’s Mojo; 2. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Salina ET

 

Class #301A – Cow/Calf Pair

1. Dan Kasselder with 05’s Mojo; 2. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Miss Salina ET; 3. WW Ranch with WW Ruby Gold Sam

 

Class #301B – Cow/Calf Pair

1.J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s Adrienne & JW Angelina; 2. LK Robinson Farms Inc with SS Miss Jose, 3. Dry Hollow Ranch with JW’s Cassidy/DHR Cotton Eye Joe

 

Class #CRC901 – Champion And Reserve Champion Prospect Steer

1. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s Memphis; 2. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Peetz

 

Class #901A – Prospect Steers, Calved January 1 – December 31, 2009

1. Alice Velasquez with ABJ Maverick; 2. Jeane Adams wtih SP’s Powers To Be; 3. Bob Massengale with Pot Roast (Potsy); 4. WW Ranch with WW Golden Eclipse

 

Class #901B – Prospect Steers, Calved January 1 – December 31, 2009

1. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s Memphis; 2. Salt Creek Ranch with SC Peetz; 3. James Lindsay with LL Playmate Lonnie; 4. J Bar W Cattle Co with JW’s Bar None; 5. WW Ranch with WW Evening Rockstar

 

Class #CRC902 – Champion And Reserve Champion Market Steer

1. Madellyne Adams with with SC J DOT (Hampster); 2. Wyatt Jensen with KAP Quain Quip

 

Class #902A – Market Steers, Calved January 1 – December 31, 2008

1. Madellyne Adams with SC J DOT (Hampster); 2. Wyatt Jensen with KAP Quain Quip; 3. Splitt Creek Ranch with SS Sir Judd; 4. Kason Abernathy with KAP Fraser Quip; 5. WW Ranch with WW Golden Nickel

 

Class #POB – Pair Of Bulls

1. Splitt Creek Ranch

2. J Bar W Cattle Co

3. PJ Ranch LLC

4. Arlou Cox

5. Dan Kasselder

6. DuVal Farms

 

Class #POF – Pair Of Females

1. Splitt Creek Ranch

2. Arlou Cox

3. J Bar W Cattle Co.

4. DuVal Farms with

5. WW Ranch

6. Dry Hollow Ranch