Michigan Angus News June 2017

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Fall Sale Nominations Forms

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2017 Michigan Angus Fall Sale
Saturday, October 28
United Producers • St. Louis, Michigan
SALE MANAGER: Ruble Cattle Services, Jeremie & Marshall Ruble
(406) 581-7940 rublecattleservices@gmail.com
SALE COORDINATOR, Michigan Angus Association:
Monte Bordner (269) 506-5109 monte@bordnerfarms.com

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Nomination Form (EXCEL SPREADSHEET)

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2017 Michigan Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet Results

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Michigan Angus breeders attended the 2017 Michigan Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 4 in Saint Johns, Mich.

Michigan Angus Association Heritage Award

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Monte and Robin Bordner, Sturgis, received the Michigan Angus Association Heritage award at the 2017 Michigan Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 4 in Saint Johns, Mich. Pictured from left are Janel Horrocks-Boehmer, presenting; Robin and Monte Bordner, recipients; and Merle Boehmer, Michigan Angus Association chairman of the board, presenting.

Adult Appreciation Award

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Grace and Evan Boehmer, Single Tree Farms, Olivet, were presented the Michigan Junior Angus Association (MJAA) Adult Appreciation Award at the 2017 Michigan Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 4 in Saint Johns, Mich. Pictured from left are Austin Pillars, MJAA president, presenting, and Grace Boehmer, recipient.

Certificate of Achievement Awards

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These young Angus enthusiasts received the Certificate of Achievement award presented by American Angus Auxiliary at the 2017 Michigan Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 4 in Saint Johns, Mich. Pictured front row from left are Paige Zellmer, Nashville; Blake Pillars, Martin; Thea Zellmer, Nashville; Amanda Kosal, Deckerville; and Kavina Johnson, Quincy. Back row from left are John Reid, Eaton Rapids; Brady Zellmer, Nashville; Austin Pillars, Martin; Maggie Reid, Eaton Rapids; Hunter Brown, Kingston; and Jaycie Brown, Pinckney.

Michigan Junior Angus Association Board

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These juniors were elected to serve on the Michigan Junior Angus Association board and are pictured at the 2017 Michigan Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 4 in Saint Johns, Mich. Officers seated from left are Blake Pillars, Martin, treasurer; Jaycie Brown, Pinckney, secretary; Maggie Reid, Eaton Rapids, vice president; and Austin Pillars, Martin, president. Directors standing from left are Matthew MacMaster, Harrisville; Thea Zellmer and Paige Zellmer, both of Nashville; Amanda Kosal, Deckerville; John Reid, Eaton Rapids; Hunter Brown, Kingston; Brady Zellmer, Nashville; and Kavina Johnson, Quincy.

Michigan Angus Association Board

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These men and women were elected to serve on the Michigan Angus Association board of directors at the 2017 Michigan Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 4 in Saint Johns, Mich. Officers seated from left are Bob Zellmer, Nashville, Mich., vice president; Grace Boehmer, Olivet, Mich., secretary; Merle Boehmer, Williamston, Mich., chairman of the board; Ken Geuns, Bath, Mich., president; and Lisa Bohlen, Pleasant Ridge, Mich., treasurer. Directors standing from left are Kevin Beckington and Daniel Vaassen, both of Ann Arbor, Mich.; Paige Tuggle, Ithaca, Mich.; Nancy Thelen, Saline, Mich.; Kent Nickolaus, Addison, Mich.; Monte Bordner, Sturgis, Mich.; Chris Pranger, Corunna, Ind.; and Steven Thelen, Saline, Mich., Southeast Michigan Angus representative.

Michigan Angus Auxiliary Officers

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These women were elected to serve on the Michigan Angus Association Auxiliary and are pictured at the 2017 Michigan Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 4 in Saint Johns, Mich. Pictured seated from left are Julie Thelen, Saline, president; Kris Boehmer, Charlotte, past president advisor; and Sharon Vaassen, Ann Arbor, secretary-treasurer. Standing from left are Laura Pillars, Martin, historian; Janel Horrocks-Boehmer, Williamston, scholarship chairperson; Ricka Boehmer, Williamston, Miss Michigan Angus chairperson; and Nancy Thelen, Saline, awards chairperson.

Outstanding Junior Member Awards

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Blake Pillars, Martin, left, received the Michigan Junior Angus Association Outstanding Junior Member award at the 2017 Michigan Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 4 in Saint Johns, Mich. Pictured presenting the award is Jaycie Brown, 2016 winner.

Michigan Angus Royalty

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These young ladies were recognized as Michigan Angus royalty at the 2017 Michigan Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 4 in Saint Johns, Mich. Pictured from left are Amanda Kosal, Deckerville, 2016 Miss Michigan Angus; and Kavina Johnson, Quincy, 2017 Miss Michigan Angus.

Michigan Junior Premier Exhibitor Awards

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These individuals were named Michigan Junior Angus Association premier exhibitors at the 2017 Michigan Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 4 in Saint Johns, Mich. Pictured from left are Amanda Kosal, accepting for Kristopher Kosal, Deckerville, fifth; Jaycie Brown, Pickney, fourth; Austin Pillars, third and Blake Pillars, second, both of Martin; and Kavina Johnson, accepting for Kollin Johnson, Quincy, first.

Michigan Junior Premier Breeder Awards

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These individuals were named Michigan Junior Angus Association premier breeders at the 2017 Michigan Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 4 in Saint Johns, Mich. Pictured from left are Amanda Kosal, accepting for Kristopher Kosal, Deckerville, fifth; Jaycie Brown, Pickney, fourth; Austin Pillars, third and Blake Pillars, second, both of Martin; and Kavina Johnson, accepting for Kollin Johnson, Quincy, first.

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2017 Michigan Bull Breeding Soundness Exam Clinics

The MSU Beef Extension Team will once again be organizing regional Bull Breeding Soundness Exam Clinics. Last year, the program tested over 300 bulls for 110 different operations. By identifying these potential male fertility problems, producers were able to reduce the risk of a less than optimum breeding season. The MSUE Beef Team encourages you to have BSE conducted on your breeding bulls every year. Contact your veterinarian or take advantage of the following Breeding Soundness Exam Clinics organized by MSUE. Cost is $60 per bull when done at one of the MSUE clinics.

To schedule an appointment at one of these BSE clinics, please call the appropriate contact person as soon as possible. All Clinics start at 9:00 AM. In addition, the MSU College of Veterinary Medicine regularly schedules in house appointments for BSE’s. To schedule an appointment contact the MSU CVM Large Animal Clinic at 517-353-9710.

Location: Gary Voogt Farm, 2831 Hayes St, Marne MI
Date: Friday, March 10th, 2017 (GROOMS OUT OF TOWN)
Contact: Kevin Gould @ 616-527-5357 or Gary Voogt @ 616-677-3680

Location: Breault Beef Farm, 868 Hoffman Road, Gladwin MI
Date: Friday, April 7th, 2017
Contact: Kable Thurlow @ 989-426-7741

Location: MSU Lake City Experiment Station, 5401 W. Jennings Road, Lake City MI
Date: Friday, April 14th, 2017
Contact: Kable Thurlow @ 989-426-7741 or Doug Carmichael @ 231-839-4608

Location: Wernette Cattle Company, 9144 50TH AVE, Remus MI
Date: Saturday, April 15th, 2017
Contact: Kevin Gould @ 616-527-5357 or Dr. Kevin Todd 231-832-3680

Location: Chuck Preston Farm, 4780 County Line Road, Prescott MI
Date: Saturday, April 29th, 2017
Contact: Phil Durst @ 989-387-5346 or Chuck Preston @ 989-873-4164

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2017 Michigan Angus Assn. Awards Banquet

Saturday, March 4

Agro-Culture Liquid Fertilizers World Headquarters
3055 W. M-21, St. Johns, MI 48879
www.agroliquid.com

Featured Speaker:
Ginette Gotswiller,
Director of Commercial Programs,
American Angus Association

Schedule of Events:
1:00 p.m. Tour the “IQ Hub” – a unique center of agricultural history,innovation and exploration for all ages.

2:00 p.m. Michigan Junior Angus Association meeting – open to all

2:30 p.m. Repeat tour of the “IQ Hub”

3:30 p.m. MEETINGS

  • Michigan Angus Auxiliary annual meeting – open to all
  • Michigan Angus Association Board Meeting – open to all
  • 5:00 p.m. SOCIAL HOUR

  • Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Michigan Angus Auxiliary
  • 5:30 p.m. ANNUAL BANQUET & FEATURED SPEAKER

  • Awards and recognition program
  • Auction of select advertising pages in the
  • 2017-18 Michigan Angus Directory
  • Michigan Angus Raffle, Semen Auction & Silent Auction
  • Special recognition of Michigan Angus Auxiliary
  • past and current members and programs
  • Crowning of Miss Michigan Angus
  • Reservations are due Monday, February 27
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    2017 Michigan Angus Futurity Show & Sale Entry Form

    Show: Friday, March 31
    Sale: Saturday, April 1
    Held in Conjunction with the 2016 Michigan Beef Expo, MSU Pavilion, East Lansing.

    Enter Online

    Use the Online Entry Form – CLICK HERE

    Payment is accepted through PayPal to complete your online entries.

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    Michigan Angus Auxiliary 1967-2017 “Celebrating 50 Years of Continuous Success”

    The Michigan Angus Auxiliary was organized on March 10, 1967 and is proud to celebrate “50 years of Continuous Success” in 2017.

    During the past fifty years, the purpose of the Michigan Angus Auxiliary has not changed. We continue to assist Michigan Angus Breeders and Angus youth in educational and promotional activities, sponsor the Miss Michigan Angus Contest, provide scholarships for graduating seniors, assist with the annual banquet, provide hospitality for various activities, sponsor the showmanship contest at the Preview Show, award certificates of achievement to outstanding juniors, as well as support American Angus Auxiliary programs and activities.

    The Michigan Angus Association selected four women to organize the Michigan Angus Auxiliary in 1967. They were Janet Pless, Ruth Simmons, Miriam Underhill and Pat Cook, chairperson. These ladies worked tirelessly to complete their mission. Elected as the first officers of the auxiliary were President, Mrs. Orville Cook, Britton; President Elect, Mrs. Steven Simmons, Webberville; Second Vice President – Mrs. R.S. Underhill, Bath; Third Vice President, Mrs. C. Gerald Haarer, Williamston; Secretary, Mrs. James Maxey, Eaton Rapids; Treasurer, Mrs. Bruce Pless, Dansville; and Delegate at Large, Mrs. H. W. Bakhaus, Plymouth. Charter membership closed on July 30, 1967 with 90 members. At the 1967 American Angus Auxiliary luncheon in Chicago, the Michigan Angus Auxiliary was presented a scrapbook in recognition of having the most new members in that year.

    Our first scholarship was presented in the summer of 1967 and since that time 71 Michigan juniors have received scholarships from the Michigan Angus Auxiliary and 21 of our state winners have been selected to receive national scholarships from the American Angus Auxiliary. To establish the scholarship fund, “Auxie”, a gift heifer was presented to the Michigan Angus Auxiliary by Kitty Kurtis Angus, Inc. from Britton, Michigan, for the purpose of auctioning at the 1968 Angus Futurity. We have been fortunate to have fourteen “Auxie” heifers donated to the Auxiliary, along with several other donations. The money from the sale of the heifers was used for scholarships and put into certificates of deposit so the scholarship program could be funded from the interest on the certificates and other donations which were received.

    The first Michigan Angus Queen was crowned on July 30, 1967. Since then, 46 young women have represented Michigan Angus breeders in this capacity. Dozens more have served as Michigan Angus Ebonettes and more recently Michigan Angus Ambassadors. Two of our juniors also served as Miss American Angus.

    Since 1967, the Michigan Angus Auxiliary has been proud to sponsor a total of 87 Michigan juniors who have participated in the National Junior Showmanship Contest. Our juniors have done very well over the years, with 3 national winners, 12 more in the top five, 12 finalists and 16 receiving honorable mention.

    Each year, we are excited to award American Angus Auxiliary Certificates of Achievement to outstanding Michigan juniors who have achieved major accomplishments at the state, regional and national levels. The certificates are presented at our annual awards banquet. A new show halter award program began in 2014 for Michigan juniors who exhibited Champion Angus heifers and steers at county, district, regional, state or national shows.

    Over the years, many women have given numerous hours to the Auxiliary serving as officers, committee members and chairpersons, as well as helping out wherever needed. Twenty-six ladies have served as president of our auxiliary.

    Several members have also been active in the American Angus Auxiliary, serving on various committees and as officers. Patti Rae, Lois Foster and Nancy Thelen served as president of the American Angus Auxiliary, in 1981, 1990 and 2008 respectively. Michigan has had the privilege of hosting the national auxiliary luncheon or breakfast in 1968, 1981, 1990 and 2008.

    Thank you to everyone who has helped the Michigan Angus Auxiliary achieve its mission over the past 50 years!

    History compiled by Nancy Diuble Thelen.

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    Angus Champions Named at the National Western Junior Show

    Senior Heifer Calf Champion
    Senior Heifer Calf Champion

    SCC SCH Phyllis 593 won senior heifer calf champion at the 2017 National Western Stock Show’s Junior Angus Show, Jan. 12 in Denver, Colo. Sterling Reichenbach, Bath, Mich., owns the winning heifer. Photo by Chris Jeffcoat, American Angus Association.

    Junior Angus members led 194 entries at the 2017 National Western Stock Show’s Junior Angus Show, Thursday, Jan. 12 in Denver, Colo. Bill Wilson, Cloverdale, Ind., evaluated the 192 females and two cow-calf pair before selecting champions.

    Sydney Schnoor, Chowchilla, Calif., owns the grand champion female. RW First Class Sandy 503 is a March 2015 daughter of Dameron First Class and first won junior champion.

    Evan Henning, Janesville, Wis., claimed reserve grand champion female. BCII Sandy 0215 is an April 2015 daughter of Silveiras Style 9303 and first won reserve junior champion.

    DAJS Lady Empress 537 won grand champion cow-calf pair. Andrew Hodges, Montague, Texas, owns the April 2013 daughter of DAJS Shockwave 612. A July 2016 bull calf sired by Leachman Explorer completes the winning pair.

    Carrie Wiley, Marysville, Ind., owns the reserve grand champion cow-calf pair. KCC Obsession 15B is a May 2014 daughter of SCC First-N-Goal GAF 114. A June 2016 heifer calf sired by S T C C/ML First Class Act is at side.

    A complete list of winners follows:

    2017 NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW’S JUNIOR ANGUS SHOW DENVER, COLORADO

    Total number shown: 194
    Judge: Bill Wilson, Cloverdale, Ind.

    HEIFERS: 192 Shown

    Summer Heifer Calf Champion: RW First Advance Sandy 605
    Exhibitor: Hailey Traynham, Maxwell, Calif.

    Reserve Summer Heifer Calf Champion: DPL Primrose Lady 6253
    Exhibitor: Dawson Dal Porto, Brentwood, Calif.

    Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion: Hoffman H/G Blackbird 620
    Exhibitor: Maddy Udell, Sioux City, Iowa

    Reserve Late Junior Heifer Calf Champion: SCC SCH Lady Lilo 645
    Exhibitor: Gordon Clark, Gretna, Va.

    Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion: EXAR Princess 6151
    Exhibitor: Austin Nowatzke, Michigan City, Ind.

    Reserve Early Junior Heifer Calf Champion: EXAR Winnie 0596
    Exhibitor: Sydney Schnoor, Chowchilla, Calif.

    Senior Heifer Calf Champion: SCC SCH Phyllis 593
    Exhibitor: Sterling Reichenbach, Bath, Mich.

    Reserve Senior Heifer Calf Champion: DDA Northern Miss 1548
    Exhibitor: Hailey Boyd, Waynesville, Ill.

    Intermediate Champion Heifer: PVF Missie 5216
    Exhibitor: Cheyenne Jones, Campbellsville, Ky.

    Reserve Intermediate Champion Heifer: Dameron Primrose 5154
    Exhibitor: Keegan Cassady, Normal, Ill.

    Junior Champion Heifer: RW First Class Sandy 503
    Exhibitor: Sydney Schnoor, Chowchilla, Calif.

    Reserve Junior Champion Heifer: BCII Sandy 0215
    Exhibitor: Evan Henning, Janesville, Wis.

    Senior Champion Female: DDA Barbara 1457
    Exhibitor: Reese Anderson, Chrisman, Ill.

    Reserve Senior Champion Female: PVF Lucy 4189
    Exhibitor: Morgan Scilacci, Baker City, Ore.

    Grand Champion Female: RW First Class Sandy 503
    Exhibitor: Sydney Schnoor, Chowchilla, Calif.

    Reserve Grand Champion Female: BCII Sandy 0215
    Exhibitor: Evan Henning, Janesville, Wis.

    COW-CALF PAIRS: 2 Shown

    Grand Champion Cow-Calf Pair: DAJS Lady Empress 537
    Exhibitor: Andrew Hodges, Montague, Texas

    Reserve Champion Cow-Calf Pair: KCC Obsession 15B
    Exhibitor: Carrie Wiley, Marysville, Ind.

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    MCA/MSU Bull Evaluation Program Update

    MCA/MSU Bull Evaluation Program

    We are half-way through the evaluation period, and the bulls are doing great. We weighed and applied preventative lice control today. Our forage-based diet is targeted for gains of 3.2 lb/day, but the barn average is still in excess of 3.8 lb/d ADG.

    Check out today’s report posted at: http://www.mibulls.com/reports.html

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