American Rancher featuring Shorthorn Cattle

This is the most recent American Rancher featuring Shorthorn cattle. The ASA slogan ‘Performance with Purpose’ truly describes the Shorthorn breed and the breeders that raise Shorthorn cattle. Check it out!

 

Saturday August 25: National Shorthorn Sire Test Field Day

Mark your calendar for Saturday, August 25. The ASA and the University of Illinois will be hosting the National Shorthorn Sire Text Field Day.
9:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – Join us on the U of I campus for an educational program as we discuss the ASA Sire Test. Speakers include Dr. Dan Shike from University of Illinois, Matt Woolfolk from ASA and more.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. – Lunch catered by the U of I Meat Science Club
1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. –  We will head out to the University Farm to view the calves in the feedlot from the 2017 ASA Sire Test
If you would like to join us for this event, please contact Matt Woolfolk to RSVP (matt@shorthorn.org).

2017-2018 Show Region Winners

See the 2017-2018 Show Region Winners below. The detailed report will be in the May/June issue of Shorthorn Country. Be sure to advertise your winner!!

National Shorthorn Show Female of the Year: CF CSF Demi 650 SOL ET, Jake Nikkel, McPherson, KS.

National Shorthorn Show Bull of the Year: SULL RGLC Legacy 525 ET, Rockin’ G Polled Shorthorns, Middletown, IL and Sullivan Farms, Dunlap, IA.

National ShorthornPlus Show Female of the Year: KOLT Blue the Roo 940, Kane Aegerter, Seward, NE.

National ShorthornPlus Show Bull of the Year: 5J Gustus 24E, 5J Farms, LLC, Olney Springs, CO.

 

Northeast Region Winners:

Shorthorn Female of the Year: CF Dream Lady 6127 AV ET, Elley Inskeep, Lafayette, IN.

Shorthorn Female Runner-Up: BOY Cucumber 608 ET, Landon Helmke, New Philadelphia, OH.

 

Shorthorn Female Division Winners:

Early Spring Heifer Calf Champion- TRNR Rose Lass 277 ET, Turner Shorthorns

Senior Heifer Calf Champion- CF Dream Lady 6127 AV ET, Elley Inskeep

Junior Champion Female- CF FR Dream Lady 671 SO, Jacob Shoufler

Senior Champion Female- BOY Cucumber 608 ET, Landon Helmke

 

Shorthorn Bull of the Year- Armstrong Easy Rider 1603, John M. Allen IV, Saxonburg, PA.

Shorthorn Bull Runner-Up- BWS Swagger Twin A ET, Bye Well Shorthorns, Portland, IN.

 

Shorthorn Bull Division Winners:

Junior Bull Calf Champion- TRNR Thunder Snow 187 ET, Turner Shorthorns

Junior Bull Calf Reserve Champion- TRNR Wheels Up 47 ET, Turner Shorthorns

Senior Bull Calf Champion- BWS Swagger Twin A ET, Bye Well Shorthorns

Senior Bull Calf Reserve Champion- BWS Swagger Twin B ET, Bye Well Shorthorns

Junior Champion Bull- Armstrong Easy Rider 1603, John M. Allen IV

Junior Reserve Champion Bull- BWS Swagger, Bye Well Shorthorns

 

ShorthornPlus Female of the Year- DUNK Mirage 624D ET, Ryan Wickard, Wilkinson, IN.

ShorthornPlus Female Runner-Up- BFC Maggie’s Madeline E033, Brandywine Farms Cattle Company, Carthage, IN.

 

ShorthornPlus Division Winners:

Junior Heifer Calf Champion- BFC Maggie’s Madeline E033, Brandywine Farms Cattle Company

Junior Champion Female- DUNK Mirage 624D, Ryan Wickard

Junior Reserve Champion Female- SULL Crystal’s Style 6998 ET, Kyle Piscione

 

ShorthornPlus Bull of the Year- BFC Can’t Touch This 114, Brandywine Farms Cattle Company, Carthage, IN.

ShorthornPlus Bull Runner-Up- FFDL Hot Buckshot, Desirae Logsdon, Amanda, OH.

 

Junior Champion Bull- BFC Can’t Touch This 114, Brandywine Farms Cattle Company

Junior Reserve Champion Bull- FFDL Hot Buckshot, Desirae Logsdon

 

Southeast Region Winners:

Shorthorn Female of the Year: CF BCL Lucky Charm 5129 E ET, McCall Show Cattle, Shelbyville, KY.

Shorthorn Female Runner-Up: MDR Mona Jackie 630, Reagan Easton, Bethany, IL.

 

Shorthorn Female Division Winners:

Early Spring Heifer Calf Champion- Bratcher Mona Lisa 712, Craig Bratcher

Early Spring Heifer Calf Res. Champion- Little Cedar Rose Mary 1718 ET, Charlie & Lanie Sutherland

Junior Heifer Calf Champion- BRH Proud Fool 1720, Caroline Winter

Senior Heifer Calf Champion- MDR Mona Jackie 630, Reagan Easton

Senior Heifer Calf Res. Champion- MFK Hot Sister Sue, Wesley Maurice Korthaus

Intermediate Champion Female- BRH CLF Proud Fool 1620, Cedar Lane Farm

Senior Champion Female- CF BCL Lucky Charm 5129 E ET, McCall Show Cattle

 

Shorthorn Bull of the Year- DFM Starstruck, McCall Show Cattle, Shelbyville, KY.

Shorthorn Bull Runner-Up- MFK Hot Rebel 26K X, Wesley Maurice Korthaus, Smithfield, KY.

 

Shorthorn Bull Division Winners:

Early Spring Bull Calf Champion- VVCC Dirty Hairy, Valley Vista Farms

Senior Bull Calf Champion- DFM Starstruck, McCall Show Cattle

Senior Bull Calf Reserve Champion- MFK Joe Kidd 346K X, Maurice & Faye Korthaus

Junior Champion Bull- MFK Hot Rebel 26K X, Wesley Maurice Korthaus

 

ShorthornPlus Female of the Year- LCF Roxie Diamond 727, Maria Day, Nicholasville, KY.

ShorthornPlus Female Runner-Up- IFS Blue Mattis M1D, Molly Williams, Gamaliel, KY.

 

ShorthornPlus Division Winners:

Early Spring Heifer Calf Champion- LCF Roxie Diamond 727, Maria Day

Junior Heifer Calf Champion- PRNL Golden Delight 118, Lakin Whatley

Intermediate Champion Female- IFS Blue Mattis M1D, Molly Williams

 

North Central Region Winners:

Shorthorn Female of the Year: Cowboy’s White Rose, Brodie Abney, South Wayne, WI.

Shorthorn Female Runner-Up: KOLT-WW Tune Gentry 38 ET, Erica N Harrell, Roseville, IL.

 

Shorthorn Female Division Winners:

Early Spring Heifer Calf Champion- Bergs April Dream Lady, Kaitlyn Berg

Junior Heifer Calf Champion- DSF Sonya 11E, Brock David Studer

Junior Heifer Calf Res. Champion- DVW Prim Rose 237, Raegan Stone

Intermediate Champion Female- KOLT-WW Tune Gentry 38 ET, Erica Harrell

Intermediate Res. Champion Female (TIE)- Homedale Silver Duchess 643, Lane Thomas Jabs

Bergs Haley Pride, Kaitlyn Berg

Junior Champion Female- Cowboy’s White Rose, Brodie Abney

Junior Res. Champion Female (TIE)- SULL Crystal’s Lilly 6653D ET, Madeline Berg

DUNK Mirage C 608 ET, Wasinger Cattle Company

Senior Champion Female- DVM Primo Dona 136D, Wasinger Cattle Company

 

Shorthorn Bull of the Year: Berg’s Charmer, Madeline Berg, Osage, IA

Shorthorn Bull Runner-Up (TIE): JS Revoltionary, James R Johnson, Niantic, IL

Studer’s Certified 100C, Dale Studer Family, Creston, IA

 

Shorthorn Bull Division Winners:

Early Spring Bull Calf Champion- JS Revolutionary, James R Johnson

Early Spring Bull Calf Res. Champion- Studer’s Easy Rider 50E, Dale Studer Family

Junior Bull Calf Champion- Berg’s Hot Shot, Madeline Berg

Senior Bull Calf Champion- Berg’s Charmer, Madeline Berg

Senior Bull Calf Reserve Champion- Studer’s Dazzle, Brock David Studer

Intermediate Champion Bull- Roanoke About Time 916, The Labans

Junior Champion Bull- Studer’s Duke, Dale Studer Family

Senior Champion Bull- Studer’s Certified, Dale Studer Family

 

South Central Region Winners:

Shorthorn Female of the Year: 3L Miss Holly J 4415, Merideth Behrens, Colbert, OK.

Shorthorn Female Runner-Up: WHR SRVM Cecilia 6928 ET, Kylie Harlan, Sherman, TX.

 

Shorthorn Female Division Winners:

Late Spring Heifer Calf Champion- M&E Margie 33 934, M & E Shorthorns

Junior Heifer Calf Champion- WHR PW Augusta Amy 7104 ET, Mary Victoria Zimmer

Junior Heifer Calf Res. Champion- CMF Augusta Pride 1027 ET, Annie Fallon

Senior Heifer Calf Champion- WHR SRVM Cecilia 6928 ET, Kylie Harlan

Senior Heifer Calf Res. Champion- JJ CCF Dolly Parton CM C57D, Crow Creek Farms

Intermediate Champion Female- 3L Miss Holly J 4415, Merideth Behrens

Intermediate Res. Champion Female- JJ Lily TH, TSW Cattle

Junior Champion Female- CYT Max Rosa 6129 ET, Merideth Behrens

Junior Res. Champion Female- HHF Margie 690 SN ET, Caitlyn Rasor

Senior Champion Female- WHR Proud Mary 6204, Cameron Fallon

Senior Res. Champion Female- JJ CCF Rose Girl VT, AJ Show Cattle

 

Shorthorn Bull of the Year: RSF Lunesta 2D, Ryan Lane, Siloam Springs, AR

Shorthorn Bull Runner-Up: TJH Bo’s Maxim H7, Crow Creek Farms, Oklahoma City, OK.

 

Shorthorn Bull Division Winners:

Junior Bull Calf Champion- Lazy B Bambino B72, Morgan Brooks

Senior Bull Calf Champion- TJH Bo’s Maxim H7, Crow Creek Farms

Intermediate Champion Bull- RSF Lunesta 2D, Ryan Lane

Intermediate Res. Champion Bull- A Streak of Flash, Abigail Nunn

Junior Champion Bull- CCF JJ Zeus C11D, Crow Creek Farms

Junior Reserve Champion Bull- AJ Joker, AJ Show Cattle

 

ShorthornPlus Female of the Year: MB Cowgirls Raven, Ashlyn Larman, Orlando, OK.

ShorthornPlus Female Runner-Up: DRCC Miss Emerald Lady, Larahmy Blakley, Oologah, OK.

 

ShorthornPlus Division Winners:

Early Spring Heifer Calf- JVCC Red Diamond 701, Kadin Kinder Worthington

Early Spring Heifer Calf Res. Champion- DRCC Miss Emily, Larahmy Blakley

Junior Heifer Calf Champion- DRCC Miss Emerald Lady, Larahmy Blakley

Junior Heifer Calf Res. Champion- MBEH Miss Ulta Chantilly, Merideth Behrens

Senior Heifer Calf Champion- MB Cowgirls Raven, Ashlyn Larman

Senior Heifer Calf Res. Champion- RSF Forever Lady 098D, Alexa Lane

Junior Champion Female- SLF Blue Mona S246, Katie Williams

 

ShorthornPlus Bull of the Year: Cash LF Megatron ET, Darci Cash, Fay, OK.

Senior Champion Bull- Cash LF Megatron ET, Darci Cash

 

West Region Winners:

Shorthorn Female of the Year (TIE): LC Augusta Pat 2385, Don Cardey, Turlock, CA

LC Funny Face 2300, Don Cardey, Turlock, CA

CTC Augusta Queen 2057, Chris Cardey, Turlock, CA

Shorthorn Female Runner-Up: GSC Sweetheart 1311, Greg Cardey, Turlock, CA

 

Shorthorn Female Division Winners:

Early Spring Heifer Calf Champion- LC Augusta Pat 2385, Don Cardey

Junior Heifer Calf Champion- LC Funny Face 2300, Don Cardey

Junior Heifer Calf Res. Champion- GSC Rosie Ransom 2276, Greg Cardy

Intermediate Champion Female- CTC Augusta Queen 2057, Chris Cardey

Junior Champion Female- JT Betty Angel 2056, J T Ranch

Cow/Calf Champion- GSC Sweetheart 1311, Greg Cardey

 

Shorthorn Bull of the Year: LC Gold Label 1787, Don Cardey, Turlock, CA.

Shorthorn Bull Runner-Up: GSC Gold Label 2148, Greg Cardey, Turlock, CA.

 

Shorthorn Bull Division Winners:

Junior Bull Calf Champion- GSC Studer 2259, Greg Cardey

Junior Bull Calf Res. Champion- LC Gold Label 2250, Don Cardey

Senior Bull Calf Champion- GSC Gold Label 2148, Greg Cardey

Senior Bull Calf Res. Champion- LC Studer 2193, Don Cardey

Intermediate Champion Bull- LC Gold Label 1998, Don Cardey

Intermediate Res. Champion Bull- GSC Studer 2066, Greg Cardey

Junior Champion Bull- GSC Gold Label 1870, Greg Cardey

Senior Champion Bull- LC Gold Label 1787, Don Cardey

Single-Step EPDs: Sounding Like a Broken Record

Have you ever been pulling out of your driveway, headed to church or to dinner, only to notice just before you leave that your cows are out? Well, our cows have gotten out again on our way to finalizing the single-step genetic evaluation using the new BOLT software. When the IGS team noticed an issue with the data submission systems in another breed, it had an effect on all of us that are members of the group. Now they are working on fixing the issues, and would like to do some test runs before releasing the information live to the breeders .Ideally, they would like to have four weekly test runs without errors in able to go live. Doing so will give IGS better opportunities to find and fix issues before releasing the improved run. It’s more important to the IGS team to get it done correctly than to just get it done. Their diligence to bringing us the best genetic evaluation in the industry should certainly be commended, even if we have to be patient a while longer.

With new technology comes a learning curve, and if you are a student like me, repetition is necessary to grasp the major concepts. Since there are some new changes with the transition to the single-step multi-breed genetic evaluation, we will discuss some of those a little further to drive home the significance.

With the move to the new single-step genetic evaluation, it has been noted the accuracy values you will see in the registry will be lower than values from the previous EPD runs. That certainly sounds confusing, but there is a method to the madness. When EPD calculations first began, there simply wasn’t enough computer power available to do the tabulations necessary to come up with the true accuracy of an EPD. Instead, the scientists of the day used a technique called the approximation method to come up with as good of a prediction of accuracy as the technology of the day could compute. Geneticists realized that while these approximations of accuracy were they best they could do at the time, they were probably a bit overinflated compared to the “true” accuracy of an EPD. Thanks to technology advancements, we are now able to process the tabulations that produce the truer accuracy value that wasn’t possible before. It will take some time to wrap our heads around bulls that were once listed at a 0.90 accuracy might now be closer to a 0.65, but remember that the newer, lower number is a better representation of the accuracy value. It’s like your neighbor’s fishing stories: If he told you he caught a 15 pounder (old method of accuracy calculation), in reality he probably caught a 10 or 12 pound fish (new single-step accuracy method)!

A neat feature of the new single-step genetic evaluation is how genomic data is handled during the calculations. We have already covered how the new system eliminates a step in the current process of calculating genomically-enhanced EPDs. What’s interesting is that with the new system, not only does genomic data affect the animal that has been genomically tested, but also related animals. If you have genomically tested your herd bull, then the information gathered from his genotype has an effect on his offspring’s EPDs, as well as half and full siblings and other closely related animals. That does not mean that just having DNA on your herd bulls is a good substitution for genotyping your replacement females or sale bulls. Obviously, having information on an animal’s own genomic profile will be more valuable than just having the sire DNA tested. After all, Dad’s genetics are only half the story! Testing the offspring gives you the full genomic story.

2018 Herdsman – Ron Rutan

The 2018 Shorthorn Herdsman of the Year was awarded to Ron Rutan of RC Show Cattle in Eaton, Ohio. His long history of being involved in the Shorthorn breed began with his parents and grandparents raising Shorthorns. Rutan started RC Show Cattle with Christy Campbell in 1991 and from there he stayed actively involved with Shorthorns.

Rutan has taken cattle all over the country to many national shows over the years and in the last ten years he has displayed quite a few Shorthorn bulls in the yards at the National Western Stock Show.

“We bred the bull Damn Proud and when that bull came along Ron became even more enthusiastic about Shorthorns,” Campbell said.

Rutan has served as a director of the Ohio Shorthorn Association. RC Show Cattle also has an Annual Early Bird Sale on the Saturday of Labor Day weekend to auction their cattle.

Outside of being involved with Shorthorns, Rutan has owned and operated a fence construction business for the last 33 years as well as custom hoof trimming. Many people come from all over Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky to have Rutan trim hooves of their show cattle. Rutan also was Texas for a little bit in the 1970s and had a custom fitting service.

“We always are particular in picking a good string for Louisville,” Campbell said. “RC Show Cattle usually has 13 or 14 head there and people respect that. There are also not many people from Ohio that take cattle to Denver. Ron and Clair Bye took three head and came home with five banners. I would say that is pretty great. People also respect Ron’s quietness and that he isn’t arrogant.”

Rutan said the Shorthorn heritage goes way back in his genes and they were one of the first breeds he worked with growing up. Shorthorns have remained in his life but he enjoys working with all breeds of cattle.

“It was quite the honor to be selected as herdsman,” Rutan said. “It was a total surprise to be chosen. I never would have expected it. It is pretty gratifying to be recognized. I just work hard and do what I love.”

The Shorthorn Herdsman award is in honor of Lawrence Grathwohl, presented by the Grathwohl family and sponsored by the Shorthorn Foundation. Congratulations to Ron Rutan on being selected as the 2018 Shorthorn Herdsman of the Year.

Welcome 2018 Interns!

 

 

 

A desire to advocate for agriculture led Emily Meinhardt to Kansas State University to pursue a degree in Agricultural Communications & Journalism with minors in Animal Sciences & Industry and Leadership Studies. As a sophomore at K-State, Emily enjoys being involved in campus clubs and her sorority because they allow her to meet a diverse group of people. Emily grew up in Marysville, Kansas where she was involved in 4-H and showing Hereford cattle. These experiences sparked her interest in the agricultural industry. With a passion for working with youth and a desire to promote the livestock industry, Emily looks forward to working for the Shorthorn Association as the communications intern.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We would like to welcome Emily Dyes of Holliday, Texas to the American Shorthorn Association Team as the registrations intern. Emily grew up in vastly different counties across Texas including Nacogdoches, Bosque, Bandera, and Archer where she raised and exhibited Shorthorn cattle from the 3 rd to 12th grade. Emily is currently attending Texas Tech University and will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Agriculture in May 2019. Emily believes this internship will be a great opportunity to learn more about how a breed association functions from day to day and is looking forward to gaining more knowledge about the beef industry through this experience. Emily is most excited to be working with professionals that share a common passion for the beef cattle industry and how the shorthorn breed will impact the future of the industry.

 

 

 

 

 

Anna Miller is a junior at Oklahoma State University where she is studying agricultural communications and animal science. She grew up in the small town of Linden, California, raising purebred Red Angus cattle with her family. Anna has always had a passion for the agricultural industries, and an interest in international culture has motivated her to study animal science abroad in Dublin, Ireland, for a semester. She is active throughout the College of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources at OSU. Anna is an officer for the Oklahoma Collegiate Cattlewomen club and the FARM Theory club, as well as a member of the Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow club. After graduation, she hopes to stay involved in the beef industry and work in the communications field. Anna is excited to serve as the Youth Activities intern for the AJSA, and looks forward to learning more about the association and its members!

 

 

National Western Stock Show Results

Yard Show

Champion ShorthornPlus Pen of 3 Heifers; Stepping Stone Ranch, Edson, KS

Champion ShorthornPlus Pen of 5 Bulls: Jungels Shorthorn Farm, Kathryn, ND

Champion ShorthornPlus Pen of 3 Bulls: Jungels Shorthorn Farm, Kathryn, ND

Res. Champion ShorthornPlus Pen of 3 Bulls: Stepping Stone Ranch, Edson, KS

Champion Shorthorn Pen of 3 Heifers: Horton Shorthorns, Saint Charles, IL

Champion Shorthorn Pen of 5 Bulls: Leveldale Farms, Mason City, IL

Res. Champion Shorthorn Pen of 5 Bulls: Jungels Shorthorn Farms, Kathryn, ND

Champion Pen of 3 Shorthorn Bulls: Waukaru Farms, Rensselaer, IN

Res. Champion Pen of 3 Shorthorn Bulls: Greg Crawford Family, Roca, NE

Hill Show

National Western Open Purebred Shorthorn Females
Grand Champion Female: CF CSF Demi 650 SOL ET owned by Jacob Nikkel
Reserve Grand Champion Female: GCC Turners Margie 542 E ET owned by Gavin Cender

National Western Open Purebred Shorthorn Bulls
Grand Champion Bull: SULL RGLC Legacy 525 ET owned by Sullivan Farms and Rocking G Polled Shorthorns
Reserve Grand Champion Bull: CF V8 Marksman X owned by Luke and Catherine Neumayr

National Western Stock Show Open ShorthornPlus Females
Grand Champion Female: KOLT Blue the Roo 940 owned by Kane Aegerter
Reserve Grand Champion Female: SULL Styling Crystals 7022E ET owned by Sara Sullivan

National Western Stock Show Open ShorthornPlus Bulls
Grand Champion: CF NNN Panther X owned by Alison Nicole Nichols
Reserve Grand Champion: R-C Proud Freckles 602 owned by RC Show Cattle

National Western Stock Show Junior ShorthornPlus
Grand Champion Female: KOLT Blue the Roo 940 owned by Kane Aegerter
Reserve Grand Champion Female: SULL Styling Crystals 7022E ET owned by Sara Sullivan

National Western Stock Show Junior Purebred Shorthorn
Grand Champion Female: CF CSF Demi 650 SOL ET owned by Jacob Nikkel
Reserve Grand Champion Female: CF CSF Demi 6100 HC ET owned by Claire Trennepohl

2017 ASA Awards Banquet

The 2017 ASA Awards Banquet honored members for outstanding membership, registration, performance animals and more!

Century Club

The century club award is given to breeders with 100 registrations or more. Please hold your applause till the end.

Stangl Shorthorns                   253 registered
Loving Polled Shorthorns        242 registered
Sullivan Farms                                    241 registered
Jungels Shorthorn Farm         202 registered
Waukaru Farms Inc.               182 registered
Martindell Farms LLC.            161 registered
Dale Studer Family                 148 registered
Byland                                     138 registered
Hugh W Moore Jr & Sons       116 registered
Paint Valley Farms                 111 registered
Peak View Ranch Inc.             101 registered

 

Performance Awards

In 2016 we had 132 animals with 65 owners that qualified for PACER Performance Awards.

Loving Polled Shorthorns has a total of 13 performance animals. (CONTINUED ON NEXT PAGE)
Ash Valley Maiden 1164 – Performance Dam
Ash Valley Maize 1130 – Performance Dam
Ash Valley Wonder 1247 – Performance Dam
AV Cumberland 1217 ET – Performance Dam
Ash Valley Duchess 9622 – Pacesetter Dam
Ash Valley Maid 9562 – Pacesetter Dam
Ash Valley Maiden 1212 – Pacesetter Dam
Ash Valley Okie 1272 – Pacesetter Dam
JSF Marquis 127X – Performance Sire
KL Double Duty 6294 – Performance Sire
Ash Valley Answer 9652 – Pacemaker Sire
Ash Valley Prestige 0590 – Pacemaker Sire
Kaper 4508 – Pacemaker Sire

Saskvalley Stock Farm has a total of 11 performance animals.
Muridale Fergie 77T – Performance Dam
Saskvalley Brenda 170U – Performance Dam
Saskvalley Dora 326S – Performance Dam
Saskvalley Flower 2W – Performance Dam
Saskvalley Paprika 307X – Performance Dam
Saskvalley Patsy 205S – Performance Dam
Saskvalley Peggy 413W – Perforamnce Dam
Saskvalley Raggedy Ann 306W – Performance Dam
Saskvalley Raggedy Ann 90U – Performance Dam
Uphill Rose 18S – Performance Dam

Peak View Ranch Inc. has a total of 8 performance animals.
Peak View AR18708 – Performance Dam
Peak View AR22810 – Performance Dam
Peak View AR29311 – Performance Dam
Peak View Heidi 23809 – Performance Dam
Peak View Mimsi 22211 – Performance Dam
Peak View Minnie 13310 – Performance Dam
Peak View Shana 26010 – Performance Dam
Peak View Iris 19907 – Pacesetter Dam

Byland has a total of 7 performance animals.
Byland Augusta 8RW67 – Performance Dam
Byland Bonnie Bud 1R65 – Performance Dam
Byland Cindy Beauty 1DG57 – Performance Dam
Byland Cindy Beauty 1R2 – Performance Dam
Byland Cindy Beauty 9RW8 – Performance Dam
Byland Ellen 8RW37 – Performance Dam
JSF Gauge 137W – Pacemaker Sire

Waukaru Farms Inc. has 6 performance animals.
Waukaru 1st Lady 1036 – Pacesetter Dam
JR Conquest 190T – Performance Sire
Waukaru Pure Gold 7081 – Performance Sire
Waukaru Gold Card 5042 – Pacemaker Sire
Waukaru Gold Mine 2109 – Pacemaker Sire
Waukaru Top Shelf 8165 ET – Pacemaker Sire

Jungels Shorthorn Farm has 5 performance animals.
JSF Goldenrod 57U – Performance Sire
JSF Marquis 127X – Performance Sire
Ash Valley Answer 9652 – Pacemaker Sire
DRC 101VM – Pacemaker Sire
Saskvalley Task Force 105T – Pacemaker Sire

Keith H Lauer has 5 performance animals.
KL Melita Rosewood 862 – Performance Dam
KL Melita Rosewood H13 – Performance Dam
KL Mina Star’s Darling – Performance Dam
KL Nita Nicole – Performance Dam
KL Rosa Rosewood 849 – Performance Dam

Hively’s Highland Farms, LTD has 5 performance animals.
HHF Cindy Beauty 91T ET – Performance Dam
HHF Covergirl 5S – Performance Dam
HHF Jewel 5X – Performance Dam
HHF Lilac 7X – Performance Dam
HHF Reba 26Y – Performance Dam

Fickbohm Farms has 4 performance animals.
Destiny’s Darling – Performance Dam
Keepsake – Performance Dam
Spin 2 Win – Performance Dam
Whirlwind – Performance Dam

Hendrickson TST/Nile Valley Farm has 4 performance animals.
Nile Valley Ada 35 – Performance Dam
Nile Valley Oly 28 – Performance Dam
Nile Valley Optimil 96 – Performance Dam
Nile Valley Rose 39 S PS – Performance Dam

Double M Cattle Company LLC has 4 performance animals.
BSG Rainbow Rose 1201 12M – Performance Dam
BSG White Rose 004 of 34R – Performance Dam
DMCC Misty TF 12X – Performance Dam
RMMR Annie RDR 15W – Performance Dam

Bodmin Limited has 4 performance animals.
Bodmin Cherry Jane 1T – Performance Dam
Bodmin Gene 6T – Performance Dam
Bodmin Princess 29P – Performance Dam
Bodmin Selena 4X – Performance Dam

Y Lazy Y Shorthorns has 3 performance animals.
Dover Ranch Anna 199R – Performance Dam
YY Irenes Dream 187Y – Performance Dam
DRC 101VM – Pacemaker Sire

Paint Valley Farms has 3 performance animals.
JSF Beauty Queen 133W – Performance Dam
PVF Jazzy Lady 01X ET – Performance Dam
Wolf Ridge Helianthus 40 T – Performance Dam

Red Rose Shorthorns has 3 performance animals.
Carmyle Red Raggedy Ann 12R – Performance Dam
Red Rose Big Red Minnie 2S – Performance Dam
Red Rose Ronaldo Soda 26Y – Performance Dam

Stangl Shorthorns has 3 performance animals.
SBR Dawn 158Y – Performance Dam
SBR Dixie 115Y – Performance Dam
JSF Goldenrod 57U – Performance Sire

Dale Studer Family has 3 performance animals.
Eionmor Marquis 86G – Performance Sire
Saskvalley Tradition 106T – Performance Sire
JSF Marquis 127X – Performance Sire

Megan Miller has 2 performance animals.
PVF Lady Bo 08X – Performance Dam
PVF Roseann 12U ET – Pacesetter Dam

Crooked Post has 2 performance animals.
Waukaru Lassie 334 – Performance Dam
Waukaru Gold Mine 2109 – Pacemaker Sire

J Phillip Bowman & Family has 2 performance animals.
Alta Cedar Lad 13N – Performance Sire
Saskvalley Task Force 105T – Pacemaker Sire

The McGill Family has 2 performance animals.
South Starr Lily S462 – Performance Dam
South Starr Sabetha S456 – Performance Dam

Nathan Studer Family has 2 performance animals.
DSF Minnie Pearl 27T – Performance Dam
JSF Marquis 127X – Performance Sire

Burke N. Allison & Co. has 2 performance animals.
Homeplace Fair Lady 0415 – Performance Dam
Homeplace Fair Lady 0909 – Performance Dam

Willow Creek Stock Farm has 2 performance animals.
WCS Patricia 5461 – Performance Dam
WCS Wild Rose 5431 – Performance Dam

Maple Crest Meadows has 2 performance animals.
MCM Aussie Augusta 1019 ET – Performance Dam
Waukaru Pure Gold 7081 – Performance Sire

Keebler Farms, Inc. has 2 performance animals.
KF Blair CH – Performance Dam
KF Diedra AR – Performance Dam

Matthew Gattshall has 2 performance animals.
Ash Valley Lady 8628 – Performance Dam
Ash Valley Lucy 8603 – Performance Dam

Turkey Ridge Shorthorns has 2 performance animals.
TR Legacy Meceal 136 – Performance Dam
TR MT Kate – Performance Dam

JDMC Cattle Company has 1 performance animals.
Saskvalley Task Force 105T – Pacemaker Sire

Gary Kaper has 1 performance animal.
Kaper 4508 – Pacemaker Sire

Double J Ranch has 1 performance animal.
SB PFC Proud Venture WH – Pacemaker Sire

Shady Maple Farms has 1 performance animal.
DRC 101VM – Pacemaker Sire

Richardson Farms has 1 performance animal.
Waukaru Gold Card 5042

Ward Bakenhus Family has 1 performance animal.
Byland Gold Spear – Pacemaker Sire

Waukaru Gold Card Syndicate has 1 performance animal.
Waukaru Gold Card 5042 – Pacemaker Sire

Select Sires Inc. has 1 performance animal.
JSF Gauge 137W – Pacemaker Sire

Sneed Shorthorns has 1 performance animal.
RS DV729 01 034 04 – Pacemaker Sire

Matthew Hahn has 1 performance animal.
MJH Frazier C806 – Pacemaker Sire

Turner Shorthorns has 1 performance animal.
FSF Valley Rosetta – 7140 ET – Performance Dam

Centurion Syndicate has 1 performance animal.
Shadybrook Centurion 18L – Performance Sire

Naylor’s Shorthorns has 1 performance animal.
GPN Cherrry 1N44 – Performance Dam

Hugh W Moore Jr & Sons has 1 performance animal.
MM Linda 102 11 – Performance Dam

Riley Francis has 1 performacne animal.
Millvale Isobel 4747 – Performance Dam

Gabriella Leone has 1 performance animal.
Peak View P2F 22210 – Performance Dam

Cates Farms has 1 performance animal.
Shadybrook Centurion 18L – Performance Sire

Gilman Shorthorns has 1 performance animal.
CEG Kate 901 – Performance Dam

Millvale Shorthorns has 1 performance animal.
Millvale Marigold 4272 – Performance Dam

Double Star Stock Farm has 1 performance animal.
Double Star DH Rose 52R – Performance Dam

TJ Land & Cattle Company has 1 performance animal.
TJ’s 434 Lady 076S – Performance Dam

Circle S Cattle Company has 1 performance animal.
CSCC Alde to Jazzy S817 – Performance Dam

Shadybrook Farm LTD has 1 performance animal.
Shadybrook Scotty 83K – Performance Sire

Hugh Mooney has 1 performance animal.
JR Conquest 190T – Performance Sire

Haley Alden has 1 performance animal.
AF RJA Pat 714  – Performance Dam

Barnes Idaho Shorthorns has 1 performance animal.
GB Mona – Performance Dam

Clay Osterday has 1 performance animal.
SBR Suzy 753T – Performance Dam

WHR Shorthorns has 1 performance animal.
Shadybrook Centurion 18L – Performance Sire

JR Ranch has 1 performance animal.
JR Conquest 62K – Performance Dam

Kruse Ranch has 1 performance animal.
Kruse Nancy 035 – Performance Dam

RP Farms has 1 performance animal.
BSG Minnie 002 of 34R – Performance Dam

Ropp Family Farm has 1 performance animal.
BSG Rosewood 136 of 12M – Performance Dam

Whitney Miller has 1 performance animal.
JSF/RB Meredith 7W – Performance Dam

Martindell Farms LLC has 1 performance animal.
Martindell Cherry 8035 – Performance Dam

Crosley Francis has 1 performance animal.
Millvale Patti 3833 – Performance Dam

Emily Moore has 1 performance animal.
MM Slyvia Exp 09 – Performance Dam

Liljestrand Shorthorn Ranch has 1 performance animal.
Muridale Susie 61Y – Performance Dam

 

MEMBERSHIP AWARDS

Leemon Stock Farm for over 100 years of membership with ASA.

 

SHOW AWARDS

This year we have 18 Regional winners with 14 runner-Up heifers and bulls. Please hold your applause till the end.

 

North Central Region Shorthorn Female of the Year
AF Mirage 1604 owned by Haley Alden

North Central Region Runner-Up Shorthorn Female of the Year
BK Love 1616 owned by Bailey Klise

North Central Region Shorthorn Bull of the Year
K’s Home Brew owned by Robert & Beverly Alden and Kohlstaedt Farms

North Central Region Runner-Up Shorthorn Bull of the Year
MM Smack Down 103 114C owned by Clayton Poppe

North Central Region ShorthornPlus Female of the Year
DMW Black Cherri owned by DAV MAR WAY Farms

Southeast Region Shorthorn Female of the Year
Turner’s GCC Margie ET owned by Mattie Williams

Southeast Region Runner-Up Shorthorn Female of the Year
SULL Lavish owned by Craig Bratcher

Southeast Region Shorthorn Bull of the Year
CLF Fooln’ Around 1401 ET owned by Cedar Lane Farm

Southeast Region Runner-Up Shorthorn Bull of the Year
MFK Hot Rebel 26K X owned by Wesley Maurice Korthaus

Southeast Region ShorthornPlus Bull of the Year
MAV Desclosure 517C owned by Lucas Stock Farm

Northeast Region Shorthorn Female of the Year
SULL Dream Lady 5445C ET owned by Kinley Kreis

Northeast Region Runner-Up Shorthorn Female of the Year
SULL Cherri Moon 5993C ET owned by Kathy Lehman

Northeast Region Shorthorn Bull of the Year
TRNR Brillance 106 owned by Turner Shorthorns

Northeast Region Runner-Up Shorthorn Bull of the Year
Key Ridge Tace 418 owned by Key Ridge Shorthorn Farm

Northeast Region ShorthornPlus Female of the Year
SULL Demi’s Style 5369 ET owned by Abbie Collins

Northeast Region ShorthornPlus Bull of the Year
BFC Can’t Touch This 114 owned by Brandywine Farms Cattle Company

South Central Region Shorthorn Female of the Year
WHR SRVM Cecilia 5919 ET owned by Kyle Jones

South Central Region Runner-Up Shorthorn Female of the Year
JCC Lisa HC ET owned by Jeepetta Cattle Company

South Central Region Shorthorn Bull of the Year
LUCAS CCF Route 66 owned by Crow Creek Farms

South Central Region Runner-Up Shorthorn Bull of the Year
CCF JJ Zeus C11D owned by Crow Creek Farms and Double J Ranch

South Central Region ShorthornPlus Female of the Year (we had a tie)
JCC Bella C146 owned by Jeepetta Cattle Company &
Lane’s Bunny I-80 owned bt Ryan Lane

South Central Region Runner-Up ShorthornPlus Female of the Year (we had a tie)
CASH LF Anabell ET owned by Darci Cash
CASH-FARMS CN Ginger owned by Shane Carlisle

South Central Region ShorthornPlus Bull of the Year
AF Double Wide owned by Crow Creek Farms

South Central Region Runner-Up ShorthornPlus Bull of the Year
CASH LF Megatron ET owned by Darci Cash

West Region Shorthorn Female of the Year
LC Princess 1837 owned by Don Cardey

West Region Runner-Up Shorthorn Female of the Year
LC Welcome Lady 893 owned by Don Cardey

West Region Shorthorn Bull of the Year
LC Gold Label 1474 owned by Don Cardey

West Region Runner-Up Shorthorn Bull of the Year
LC Gold Label 1269 owned by Don Cardey

West Region ShorthornPlus Female of the Year
Frosty owned by Cook Cattle Company

West Region Runner-Up ShorthornPlus Female of the Year
MMC Miss Collins 174D owned by Molly Cooksey

National Shorthorn Bull of the Year
SULL RGLC Legacy 525ET owned by Rocking G Polled Shorthorns and Sullivan Farms

National Shorthorn Female of the Year
SULL Dream On 5158 ET owned by Sara Sullivan

National ShorthornPlus Bull of the Year
DTR Buzz 612D owned by DTR Cattle Company

National ShorthornPlus Female of the Year
KOLT Blue the Roo 940 owned by Kane Aegerter

 

MERIT AWARD

Larry Cundiff

HERITAGE AWARD

Kenneth Rogers Bridges

Don Hutzel

Rocky Branch Shorthorns

 

BUILDER OF THE BREED

Laurency Pathy

John Sullivan

 

 

 

 

 

new board of directors elected

During the 2017 Annual Meeting – Forum and Awards Banquet there were 53 delegates from 28 states that represented 92 percent of the paid membership in attendance to vote for directors.

Marty Loving and Mark Gordon retired from the board this year.

Nancy Grathwohl-Heter was up for re-election, Joe Bales and Dave Greenhorn were running as new board members.

Nancy, Joe and Dave were elected to serve on the board for the next three years.

After the election of the new board members, the Board voted on new officers. James Freed was elected as the new president, Rick Leone was elected as vice-president, and Ed Kruse will serve as the executive director.