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									MN Angus

                            A Newsletter For and About the Minnesota Angus Association, Auxiliary and Junior Association
Winter 2012 Number 27                                                                                  By Myrna Scharpe

                                           It is Almost Here!
                         And all the Angus Activities that go with it
        Plans are coming together for the first Minnesota Beef Showcase, Sale and Agribition, March 29, 30,
and 31, 2012 at Red Horse Ranch Arena in Fergus Falls. The showcase will be the home for the Minnesota
Angus Association Annual meeting, Auxiliary meeting and Junior meeting. It will also serve as the backdrop
for the Annual Banquet and Awards presentation. It will enlist an educational component and trade show.
The Minnesota Beef Showcase will center around an all breed beef sale and most importantly, the 95th Min-
nesota Angus Association State Sale.
Sponsorship Sponsorships are rolling in. Showcase committee is pleased to announce a major sponsor
for the event. AgCountry Farm Credit Services of Fargo, North Dakota will be our Prime Sponsor. AgCoun-
try Farm Services provide credit and financial services to farmers and ranchers in eastern North Dakota, and
northwestern and north central Minnesota and to agribusinesses across the country.
Annual Meeting The Annual meeting of the Minnesota Angus Association will be held Friday March 30 at
10:00 am. The meeting will take place at Red Horse Ranch Arena, Fergus Falls. The agenda will include a
review of the last year. Election of 2 directors will be held. Dick Walser and Tom Bullerman have completed
their 3 year terms of office on the board. Walser has served 3 terms and Bullerman is completing his first
term on the Angus Board of Directors. Anyone interested in running for the Board of Directors should contact
association president, Dustin Martin to have their name placed on the ballot.
Auxiliary Annual Meeting All ladies involved with Angus activities are invited to attend the Annual Meeting
of the Angus Auxiliary. The meeting will be held at the Bigwood Event Center beginning at 3:00 on Friday
afternoon, just prior to the banquet. The auxiliary is responsible for selecting the Scholarship recipients and
managing the Miss Minnesota Angus program. This year the Auxiliary will also sponsor one of the $400
grants available to junior members to purchase a show heifer on the State Sale.
Education The Minnesota Beef Team and Zack Hall from Igentity will be on hand at the Education Seminar
on Friday, March 30 at 1:00 at Red Horse Ranch Arena. DNA Enhanced EPDs, what they mean to the
breeders bottom line when purchasing breeding stock will be the topic.
Banquet The annual banquet for the Angus Association will be held at the headquarters hotel, Bigwood
Event Center and Best Western Hotel in Fergus Falls. The banquet will honor our 2012 Breeder of the Year.
Junior members will be recognized for the achievements with the Show Steer and Show Heifer of the Year
Award, Outstanding Leadership Award and scholarships. New Miss Minnesota Angus will be announced.
The recipients of the Heifer Grant awards will be introduced. This is the time for good food and to visit with
old friends and meet new ones.
Junior Association Annual Meeting Junior members will gather at 9:00 on Saturday March 31 at Red
Horse Ranch Arena for their annual meeting. Election of Vice President, Secretary and one director will take
place. Plans for the State Field Day show will also be discussed. Following the meeting, juniors will help out
in the food stand during the sale as a fund raiser project for the Junior Association.
Sales Concluding the weekend will be the Main Event, the 95th MN Angus Association State Sale. New this
year will be the addition of an All Breed Sale. The Minnesota Gelbvieh Association, the Minnesota Maine An-
jou Association and the Minnesota Limousin Association will hold sales as well. Other breeds are also wel-
come to consign cattle. Here is an opportunity to purchase excellent quality bulls, show heifers, bred heifers
and cows. Several select embryo packages will be available.
Sale and Meeting Location Red Horse Ranch Arena
                  22671 County Highway 10 Fergus Falls MN 56537 218-736-3000
Headquarters Hotel and Banquet Bigwood Event Center and Best Western Hotel
                  925 Western Ave Fergus Falls MN 218-736-2911 or 1-800-293-2216
              The Minnesota Angus Association Board of Directors
President: Dustin Martin                  Vice President: Mark Holmen                 Exec/Sec: Jim Scharpe
         45942 120th St                           506 1st St                                  20573 401st Ave
         Blue Earth, MN 56013                     Fountain, MN 55935                          Arlington, MN 55307
         507-878-3146                             507-273-7205                                507-964-5756                      
                    Director: Tom Bullerman                            Director: Gregg Johnson
                             19320 300 St                                       898 Hwy 23
                             Adrian, MN 56110                                   Pipestone, MN
                             507-478-4406                                       507-824-3286
Director: Randy Mitteness               Director: Richard Walser                         Director: Bruce Waugh
         32060 325th St                          10 Higbee Ave SW                                 14495 390th St W
         Benson, MN 56215                        Minnesota Lake, MN 56068                         Goodhue, MN 55027
         507-328-0932                            507-462-3757                                     507-381-1570                       

   Our Sympathy to the family of Robert Ward
Robert Ward was born July 22, 1926 in Canton, Minnesota to Walter and Margaret (Rice) Ward. He attended country schools and
lived with his grandparents in North Dakota during the depression. Robert attended Canton High School and graduated in
1944. Robert was drafted into the United States Navy and stationed in Idaho and California until 1946. On May 2, 1949 he married
Marleene Barth. They farmed in the Cresco and Hesper areas before moving to farm near Mabel in 1956. They had registered Hol-
steins while milking and later registered Angus cattle. In 1996 Robert and Marleene moved to the “White” house in Mabel, and con-
tinued to help their son Douglas on the farm until 2010.
  Robert was a member of the Mabel First Lutheran Church, Farm Bureau, and American Angus Association. For 59 years he was a
member of the American Legion Post 299 in Mabel where he served as a Commander. He enjoyed going to events for the grandchil-
dren and playing dartball. He enjoyed traveling to North Dakota and places like Hawaii and Europe.
  Robert died Saturday, August 27, 2011 at the Green Lea Manor Nursing Home in Mabel at the age of 85. Robert had a three month
struggle with cancer.
  Robert is survived by his wife Marleene of Mabel; three children Dwight (Joan) of Kasson, Minnesota, Marcia (Bob Tasca) Ward of
Nodine, Minnesota, and Douglas (Traci) of Mabel, Minnesota; eleven grandchildren Clare Heuer, Jack, Paul, and Molly Ward,
Megan, Amy, Betsy, and Tyler Tasca, Michael Ward, and Justin and Cody Ward; two brothers Walter (Carol) Ward, Jr. of Harmony,
and Earl (Carl Ruf) Ward of Minneapolis; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son Durwin; a
brother Jimmie and wife Valli; brother-in-law Darrell Barth and wife Shirley; and niece Lori Ann Ward.
  Memorial services were held Wednesday, August 31, 2011 at the Mabel First Lutheran Church in Mabel with the Rev. Gail Klavet-
ter officiating. Burial with military rites by the Joseph B. Lund Post 299 at the Mabel Lutheran Cemetery.

Congratulations to Shady Hill Red Angus, Dusty Martin and Norma Overbaugh for exhibiting the Champion Red Angus
Bull at the MN State Fair. SHR Fat Butt 11Y is a February 16, 2011 bull calf. Shady Hill Red Angus was also named as
Premiere Breeder. Congratulations Dusty and Norma!

Everywhere I go.
         I like cattle shows, I always have. I can sit all day (and I have) watching cattle parade around a ring. But every-
where I go, every cattle show, state fair or the beef expo, I run into people who I have met because of showing cattle.
That may be the most important thing that I have gotten out of watching cattle shows, is the people who I have met along
the way. Whenever I need help, like carry my tubs and boxes of stuff from the car to the Angus Booth, someone is there
to help me. I appreciate the help I have gotten to set up the
booth or watch it in my absence. More than anything, I appreci-                                            898 Hwy 23
ate the ―Hi’s and Hello’s‖ I have gotten from Junior members I                                             Pipestone, MN
have met. I grew up with the generation gap, those of you from                                             56164
the 60’s will know what I am talking about, but I now understand
it well. So when I met young families, or get to watch their kids         Celebration 45 years in the Angus Business
show cattle, I consider it a privilege to share that part of their life.       Annual Sale 2nd Saturday in April
People who show cattle together, learn to work together as
                                                                             For complete embryo Transplant Service
friends. So Thank you to all my friends. Thank you for the help
                                                                          Contact Neil Johnson at Dandy Acres Transfer
you give me and each other. I look forward to meeting many
more new friends in the cattle show world. I enjoy talking to you                          507-825-3744
and kids, you will never know how important you make an adult Email:  
feel when you just say ―Hi‖.—Myrna
  Embryo Flush Package offered at
 MN Beef Showcase to Benefit Juniors
          Kory Bigalk of Diamond K Genetics is donating an
Embryo Flush Package that will be available at the 95th MN
Angus State Sale. Proceeds from the offering will be given
to the Junior Association. The package consists of a flush
of at least 5 embryos, which can be transferred to donor
cows or frozen. The package consists of services up to a
$600.00 value.
          Kory Bigalk earned his D.V.M. from the University
of Minnesota in 1998 and has been performing embryo
transfer work since 2000. Dr. Bigalk resides in southeastern
Minnesota with his wife and two children.
          Diamond K Genetics offers super-ovulation and
embryo collection procedures at the farm or at the donor
housing facility located at Grass-Lunning Simmentals just
outside of Leroy. Diamond K also offers a range of addi-
tional services. Dr. Bigalk is working with Trans Ova Genet-
ics and their Fresh Ship program to offer in vitro fertilization   Congratulations to Jim Hassing
(IVF). IVF allows for the collection of eggs from the matur-                Jim Hassing, Wells, Minnesota was recog-
ing follicles before they are allowed to ovulate into the cows     nized at the State Fair Purple Ribbon Auction for his
uterus. The eggs are cultured at Trans Ova Genetics, fro-          years of service and dedication to the MN Livestock
zen and shipped to Diamond K for transfer into recipients.         Breeders Association. Pictured with Jim is his wife,
Dr Bigalk also performs ultra sound work and was ap-               Marie. Jim has represented the MN Angus Associa-
proved to provide export services in 2010.                         tion to this group and has worked to promote the 4-
          The MN Angus Association is pleased to offer this
                                                                   H Purple Ribbon Auction. Replacing Jim on this
outstanding opportunity to increase offspring from your
quality donor cow and help the Junior Angus Association at
                                                                   committee will be Neal Johnson of Pipestone.
the same time. Thank you to Dr Bigalk for his support of the       Thank you Jim for your hard work and making the 4-
MN Angus Association and its junior program!                       H auction the great event it is!

            Save Room for Dessert!
               Auxiliary Update
         What’s a good meal without a piece of cake for
dessert. The Minnesota Angus Auxiliary will once again              Photos are needed for the slide show pres-
offer dessert at the Annual Banquet. The catch is—you               entation for the Annual Banquet. Share your
have to purchase your own!                                          favorite photos of shows and Angus events.
         Cake auction has been a very successful fund               Please send photos you have taken during
raiser for the MN Angus Auxiliary. Proceeds from the auc-           the year to Katelyn Scharpe—
tion are used to support the Miss Minnesota Angus pro-     Especially
gram. This year the Auxiliary will sponsor one of the Heifer        needed are photos from the National Junior
Grant awards to juniors to be used toward the purchase of
a show heifer on the State Sale.
         There are two ways to participate in the Cake Auc-
tion. First, bring a cake to donate to the auction. Cakes
may be home made or purchased. The more creative the
better. Also chocolate is always a high selling cake. The
second way is to purchase a cake. Often, those sitting to-
gether at a table all chip in a purchase a cake.
         However you choose to participate, it is sure to be                               Superior Angus Genetics
a fun and delicious event that support auxiliary programs.                    Shady Hill Farms
         The American Angus Auxiliary will hold a confer-
ence that will bring together Angus cattlewomen, auxiliary                               Dustin L Martin
members and other women involved in the cattle industry.                                 10252 480th Ave
                                                                                         Blue Earth, MN 56013
20 women will be selected from applications to join the 10
member executive committee April 14-16 in St Joseph, MO.                                 507-526-2775 Farm
Registration costs, meals, lodging will be provided through                              507-878-3146 Home
                                                                                         712-229-2410 Cell
the Angus Foundation. Applications will be available online                    
and are due March 1.
                  Thank You from 4-H members
Minnesota Angus Association,                                   Dear MN Angus Association
Thank you for sponsoring the Champion Black Angus Cow/         Thanks for sponsoring the Reserve Black Angus Heifer cash award
Calf award. Also thank you for helping 4-H, I appreciate it    at the state fair. I’ll use the money for college.
very much.                                                     Thanks again
Thank you                                                      Wesly Johnson
Kyle Nordstrom
Rice County                                                    Thank you for sponsoring the award for Champion Black Angus
                                                               Steer at the 201 Minnesota State Fair. I greatly appreciate your con-
Thank you for sponsoring my Reserve Champion Cow/Calf          tinued support throughout my showing career and I am honored to
Angus Plaque, Your support is appreciated.                     have exhibited the 4-H Champion Black Angus Steer
Mitchell Wagner                                                Sincerely,
Nobles County                                                  Cullen Walser

Dear Minnesota Angus Association % Jim Scharpe                 Thank you for sponsoring the cash award for the Champion Black
Thank you for donating for the Angus Division. It is greatly   Angus Steer at the 2011 Minnesota State Fair. I greatly appreciate
appreciated and we couldn’t do it with out you support         your continued support throughout my showing career and I am
Thanks Again,                                                  honored to have exhibited the 4-H Champion Black Angus Steer.
Katie Boesel                                                   Sincerely,
                                                               Cullen Walser

Dear Minnesota Angus Association % Jim Scharpe                 Dear Minnesota Angus Association
Thank you for sponsoring the Angus Division. This was my       Thank you very much for sponsoring the plaque for the Reserve
first year showing an Angus and my last year in 4-H so it is   Champion Angus Steer. Your support for the 4-H program is
very appreciated!                                              greatly appreciated.
Thanks Again!                                                  Thanks again
Katie Boesel                                                   Tyler Otte

Dear MN Angus Association,                                     Dear Minnesota Angus Association
Thank your for sponsoring the Reserve Black Angus Heifer       Thank you very much for the cash award donated to the Reserve
Award. I love the Angus Breed.                                 Champion Steer. The support you show to the 4-H program and the
Thanks,                                                        State Fair is greatly appreciated.
Wesly Johnson                                                  Thanks
                                                               Tyler Otte

 Miller’s Viewlawn Angus
             Larry & Chris Miller
   37699 State Line Road, Mable MN 55954

       Yearling Bulls, Heifers and Bred Cows
                for sale on the Farm

  Freeburg Ridge Angus
 Home of Fabulous Females & Great Herd Sires
         Bull Sale on the 1st Tuesday in April
              Females Sold Private Treaty
                     Joe Hammell                                 Photo: Mark Holmen helps his son fill his plate as Becky
                    110 E. Jefferson                             Holmen prepares more sandwiches to serve Angus exhibi-
                 Caledonia, MN 55921                             tors and spectators following the State Fair Open Angus
                     507-725-0070                                Show. Approximately 100 people enjoyed Certified Angus
                                     Beef prime rib sandwiches with all the trimmings. Thanks to
                                                                 everyone who helped or brought bars.
The Minnesota State Fair is a one of a kind event. 1,769,872 people attended the 2011 State Fair, and it seemed like every one of
them went through the livestock barns. If they didn’t they missed out on seeing the impressive Angus Cattle on display for the 4-H,
FFA and open class shows. Angus numbers were up in all classes.

32 Angus heifers, 6 cow/calf pairs, and 7 steers made up the 4-H Show. Champion Heifer was shown by Katie Boesel, Brandon, Mn.
Her heifer L F Ms Lynn 410 is a January 20, 2010 daughter of Plainview Lutton E102. Following right behind her was Chestnut We-
tonka 03, a January 25, 2010 daughter of Plainview Sun Dance G39 exhibited by Wesly Johnson of Pipestone. Purple ribbons were
awarded to Clint Harguth, Winona County; Andrew Schultz, Brown County; Maria Weber, Lincoln County; and Stacey Glaess of
Goodhue County. Champion Cow Calf and the Reserve Supreme Champion Cow/Calf was shown by Kyle Nordstrom, Rice County.
His cow, BR-Moffitt Proven Queen 704 is a January 12, 2007 daughter of BC Marathon. She has a February 14, 2011 bull calf, MJP
Purfeerst Lut 104 sired Plainview Lutton E102. The Reserve Champion Cow/Calf was shown by by Mitchel Wagner, Nobles County.
His cow, BAF Stockman BB Lady 411 is a February 13, 2004 daughter of TC Stockman 365, she has a January 16, 2011 heifer calf
by MF Destroyer 093. Champion steer was awarded to Cullen Walser, Minnesota Lake. His steer RF Briggs 910 is a March 20,
2010 son of Rito 9FB3 of 4H11 Bullback. The Reserve Champion Steer was shown by Tyler Otte of Randolph. His steer MJP Pur-
feerst Splinter is an April 23, 2010 son of BC 7022 Raven 7965. It is interesting to note that these same steers were Champion and
Reserve Champion respectively at the MN Jr Field Day Show.

Numbers were up in the open show partly due to the lift of the TB restrictions for interstate travel. 80 heifers, 31 bulls and 12 cow/calf
pairs made their way into the show ring in front of Judge Roger Potter. Champion Heifer was shown by Scott Bayer, County Lane
Farm, Ringle, Wisconsin. Mindemann CLF MS USA is a April 2, 2010 daughter of Plainview Lutton E102. Reserve Champion Heifer
went to PVF Dameron Proven Queen 0021 an January 12, 2010 daughter of PVF All Payday 729 exhibited by Angela Hotz, Hotz
Farms, Lone Tree, Iowa. These 2 heifers came out of the Junior Yearling Division. 4WA Marshall Erica 13 shown by Jack Ward Four
Winds Angus, Kasson, MN a January 3, 2011 daughter of Styles RMH Smooth Move was Calf Division Champion. Reserve Calf Divi-
sion Champion was JCC Lola 168 a January 24, 2011 daughter of Century Impressive and shown by Jordan Johnson, Johnson Cor-
ner Cattle, Ft. Dodge, Iowa. Senior Calf Champion was Da Es Ro Rachel 10105 4205 a September 9 2010 daughter of Main Focus
756-232 shown by Da Es Ro Angus Farms LLC, Robert Schlutz, Columbus Junction, Iowa. Reserve Champion Senior Calf was
Laflins Farrah 025 2 an October 29, 2010 daughter of Laflins Flash Point 7232 show by W.G. Troy & Angela Schermer, Schermer
Angus, Clarion, Iowa. Intermediate Champion was CLF Lady 128X a May 20, 2010 daughter of TC Freedom 104 shown by Scott
Bayer, County Lane Farm, Ringle, Wisconsin. The Reserve Intermediate Champion was Homedale Karamas 039, a May 7, 2010
daughter of Leachman Saugahatchee 300C and shown by Kaehler Family, Saint Charles. Carson Sleiter, Cottonwood exhibited the
Senior Yearling Champion. Nords Blackcap 990 is a November 11, 2009 daughter of Chestnut Wacker 106. Champion Cow/Calf
was shown by Matt Purfeerst, Faribault. BR-Moffitt Proven Queen 704 is a January 12, 2007 daughter of BC Marathon. She has a
February 14, 2011 bull calf, MJP Purfeerst Lut 104 sired Plainview Lutton E102. Bullerman Angus, Tom Bullerman, Adrian exhibited
the Reserve Champion Cow/Calf. BAF Stockman BB Lady 411 is a February 13, 2004 daughter of TC Stockman 365, she has a
January 16, 2011 heifer calf by MF Destroyer 093. The Champion Bull was shown by Da Es Ro Angus, Da Es Ro In Focus 10107
617 is a September 1, 2010 son of M A In Focus 756-232. The Reserve Champion Bull was shown by Matt Purfeerst, MJP Purfeerst
Lut 104 is a February 14, 2011 son of Plainview Lutton E102. This bull was also the Calf Division Champion. Reserve Champion Bull
Calf was CVR Gunslinger 1322 a March 7, 2011 son of CVR Gunslinger 9256 exhibited by Taylor Waugh, Cannon Valley Ranch,
Goodhue. The Grand Champion Bull was from the Senior Bull Calf division. The Reserve Champion Senior Bull Calf was Buffalos
Black Velvet a September 4, 2010 son of MAR Midland Empire, shown by Samantha Schermer, Buffalo Trail Farm Latimer, Iowa. The
Champion Junior Yearling Bull was Da Es Ro In Focus 1020 6033 a January 1, 2010 son of M A In Focus 756 232 show by Da Es Ro
Angus. The Reserve Junior Yearling Bull was CSR Final Answer 2239-2103 a March 22, 2010 son of SAV Final Answer 0035 and
shown by Linzie Schunke, Circle S Ranch, Stewartville. Rounding out the State Fair open class Angus show was Sr Champion Bis-
mark 2180 of FAF a December 16, 2009 son of SAV Bismarck 5682 shown by Fair Acres Stock Farm, Lynn Ewald, Waldorf. Buller-
man Angus of Adrian, Tom and Trisha Bullerman had the 6 Best Head. Da Es Ro Angus had the first place Get of Sire and first place
Jr Get of Sire. Richard Mindemann, Mindemann Farms Inc, Sullivan Wisconsin was named Premier Breeder and Premiere Exhibitor.

The FFA Show saw 23 heifers and 5 cow/calf pairs. Champion Angus Heifer and Junior Champion of this show was HOTZ Elegant
Lucy 1005 an April 6, 2010 daughter of Leachman Saugahatchee 300C shown by Clint Harguth, Saint Charles. The Reserve Cham-
pion of the FFA Show and Junior Calf Division champion, was GCR Miss Wix 639 a February 26, 2011 daughter of Plainview Lutton
E102 shown by Cullen Walser, Minnesota Lake. Other Division winners in the FFA show were: Reserve Calf Division Champion, MJP
Purfeerst Molly 103 a February 24, 2011 daughter of Silverias Style 9303 shown by Matt Purfeerst; Senior Heifer Calf Champion was
Homedale Mina 0053 a September 12, 2010 daughter of Sitz Upward 307R shopwn by Aaron Miller, St Charles; Intermediate Cham-
pion was Homedale Karamas 039, a May 7, 2010 daughter of Leachman Saugahatchee 300C shown by Clint Harguth. Reserve In-
termediate Champion was Stassen’s Blueblood Lady 18T a May 18, 2010 daughter of Stassens War Alliance 40 shown by Betsy Han-
sen, Marshall. Reserve Junior Champion was Mindemann Pride 1005 a Januray 17, 2010 daughter of BC Lookout 7024 and show by
Jorli Hauge, Winona. The Champion Cow/Calf was BR-Moffitt Proven Queen 704 is a January 12, 2007 daughter of BC Marathon.
She has a February 14, 2011 bull calf, MJP Purfeerst Lut 104 sired Plainview Lutton E102. The Reserve Champion Cow/Calf was
CVR Moriah 9253 a February 12, 2009 daughter of EXAR Lutton 1831. She has a March 7, 2011 son of CVR Gunslinger 9256

The Minnesota State Fair offers the opportunity to see three unique group of Angus Cattle judged by 3 different judges. Each judge
brings his or her own perspective on what makes a champion female or bull. Many of these animals are shown in all 3 of the shows.
Minnesota State Fair Photo Gallery

Champion 4-H Heifer            Champion Steer                          Supreme Reserve Champion Cow/Calf
Katie Boesel                   Cullen Walser, Minnesota Lake           Champion Angus Cow/Calf Kyle Nordstrom Rice Co

Reserve Champion 4-H Heifer      Reserve Champion Steer                   Reserve Champion Cow/Calf
Wesly Johnson, Pipestone         Tyler Otte, Randolph                     Mitchell Wagner, Nobles County

Champion Open Show Heifer      Champion Open Show Bull                     Champion Cow/Calf
County Lane Farm. Ringle, WI   Da Es Ro Angus, Columbus Junction, IA       Matt Purfeerst, Faribault

Reserve Champion Open Show
                                Reserve Champion Open Show Bull           Reserve Champion Cow/Calf
Angela Hotz, Lone Tree, IA
                                Matt Purfeerst, Faribault                 Cannon Valley Ranch, Goodhue
                                                                                      Far Left: Bullerman Angus
                                                                                      exhibited the 6 Best Head
                                                                                      Left: Da Es Ro Angus exhibited
                                                                                      the First Place Get of Sire and
                                                                                      First Place Junior Get of Sire,
                                                                                      M A In Focus 756-232
 The Minnesota Beef Expo—Excellence All Around
          The Minnesota Beef Expo brings together young people from several states to experience fun and learning ex-
perience. For members of the Minnesota Junior Angus Association, it has become the opportunity to show off their tal-
ents both in the show ring and out. The expo is becoming widely known for its educational programs and contests. Be-
sides competing in the show ring, participants can test their knowledge and skills. Often coming to the top are Angus
          Perhaps the signature event for the Expo is the Minnesota Youth Beef Experience Program. Through an applica-
tion process, heifers are awarded to deserving youth involved in 4-H, FFA or Junior programs. This year Cannon Valley
Ranch, Bruce and LeeAnn Waugh and family donated the Angus heifer. CVR Moriah 1408, is an April 8, 2011 daughter
of B C Lookout 7024. The heifer was awarded to Valerie Earley of Wykoff, Minnesota. Valerie is the daughter of James
and Rachel Earley. Valerie has been active in 4-H and FFA, holding offices and involved in Public Speaking and Live-
stock Judging. Look for Valerie and her MYBEP heifer at coming shows.
          Taking top honors in the show ring were Matt Purfeerst, Faribault and Caroline and Bodie Mayer, Peterson.
Matt exhibited the Champion Angus Heifer. His heifer, MJP Purfeerst Eva is an April 7 2010 daughter of Plainview Lut-
ton E102. The Mayer Siblings were awarded the Reserve Champion Angus Heifer honors, RTM Diamond Dutchess
Y107 is a February 9, 2011 daughter of Silveiras Style.
          Six Angus prospect steers shown at the Expo this year. A steer calf shown by Isaac Christensen, Miltona, Min-
nesota was named champion. Elin Stolp, Oronoco, exhibited the reserve champion Angus prospect steer calf.
          The Knowledge Bowl contest is gaining in popularity. James Knudsen, Winona and Ben Markegard, Peterson
were members of the third place senior team. Jordy Markegard, Caroline and Bodie Mayer all from Peterson, were mem-
bers of the first place Junior Team.
          In the Judging contest, Dawson Johnson, Pipestone, was a member of the first place Junior team. Not to be
outdone was his older brother Wesly who placed 5th overall in his Immediate age division and was a member of the first
place team. The North Stars Shooters I, a team made up of Ben Markegard, Abe and Jorlie Hauge, and James
Knutson, all Junior Angus Association members took first in the Senior Division. Second place was another group of
Junior Angus members. Kelsey and Stacey Glaess, Goodhue, Taylor Waugh, Goodhue and Elin Stolp, Oronoco com-
pleted as the Goodhue County Team. James Knutson took first in the Senior division. His individual score of 307, was
the highest of all of the competitions, even adults. And speaking of adults, Dave Markegard, Peterson was a member of
the first place adult team.
          With all of the educational contests taking place, it is a wonder that the exhibitors have time to show their ani-
mals. But show them they did in the Showmanship contest. Five Junior member’s placed in the competition. Dawson
Johnson place 1st while Bodie Mayer placed 4th in the Grades 4 & under division. Carolyn Mayor placed 5th in the
Grades 5 & 6 age division. Wesly Johnson took 1st place in the Grades 7 & 8 division. And James Knutson who had a
very busy weekend, won 5th place in the grades 11 and 12 division.
          The Angus Breed was well represented both in cattle and Junior Members!

                                                                                   Left: Champion Angus Heifer, MJP
                                                                                   Purfeerst Eva Shown by Matt Pur-
                                                                                   Right: Reserve Champion Angus
                                                                                   Heifer, RTM Diamond Dutchess Y107,
                                                                                   shown by Caroline and Bodie Mayer.
                                                                                   (Photos of the champion and reserve
                                                                                   champion steers are unavailable.)

Above: These unidentified young ladies are getting off to
a good start.
Right: Judge looks over a class of Angus Heifers at the
                  A letter From Minnesota Youth Beef Experience Program
                 Angus Heifer Recipient Valerie Earley November 18, 2011
          Thank you for supporting the MYBEP programs! I have already had a great experience learning from my donors,
meeting new people and especially caring for my heifer.
          My name is Valerie Earley and I am very proud to have received the Black Angus Heifer through the Minnesota Beef
Expo program, MYBEP. I live outside of Wykoff, Minnesota, on a crop and dairy steer farm and own two beef heifers of my
own. I am a member of many agriculturally related organizations and have a passion for agriculture, so I was honored to be
one of the recipients of this program. I am in the Challenging Workers 4-H club (of Fillmore County, Minnesota) and the
Spring Valley-Wykoff FFA chapter. Through this program I have already learned so much from my donors, Bruce and Leeann
Waugh of Goodhue, Minnesota. I could not ask for a better family to teach me about the beef industry and donate my heifer.
          I appreciate your support to this program that donated 11 heifers to teens in the area. I am proud to be a part of this
program, and will do my best showing and caring for my heifer and will learn as much as I can from my donors.
          The heifer I received is a Black Angus April calf. Her name is Moriah and I have had her at my house for about a
month now. She was mostly trained when I was awarded her, but it has been
fun to work with her. I will be showing her at four or five shows, including our
4-H county fair, FFA shows, and open class shows. This is also a part of the
MYBEP program I look forward to because I will have a great time showing,
but also have a great learning experience.
          Besides winning my heifer, perhaps more importantly, I have won-
derful donors that have already helped me learn so much about showing and
caring for beef heifers. Bruce and LeeAnn have their own herd of Angus cat-
tle and have already taught me more about fitting, showing and daily care of
beef animals.
          At the beef expo, I took care of my heifer, got her ready for both the
show and Supreme Row (where I was awarded her). And helped care for her
with her previous owners. I showed her in a class of four April calves and
placed third, which I was happy with! My donors also showed three of their Valerie Earley at the halter of her MYBEP after
own heifers and steers and did well in each of their classes. Even though I receiving the heifer at the Supreme Row Din-
showed my other heifer at county fair, it was a whole new experience to show ner on Saturday night of the Beef Expo. She
at the Beef Expo with people from all over the state and lots of good competi- is surrounded by her family and Heifer Donors,
tion!                                                                            Bruce, LeeAnn and Taylor Waugh.
          Thanks again for supporting this program! I have enjoyed showing,
fitting and caring for my heifer and look forward to showing her in the spring,
summer, and fall.
       AgCountry to Award Scholarships                                    Scholarships Awarded at State Fair
         AgCountry Farm Credit Services is offering scholar-                The Minnesota State Fair awards $1000 Scholarships
ships for high school seniors entering college in the fall of      to deserving young people for their involvement with livestock
2012. Scholarship awards are $1,000 each. Applicants               projects in 4-H and FFA. Other involvement such as the Jun-
must be from an actively farming or ranching family OR must        ior Angus Association, community and school activities also
be planning to pursue a career in farming or some other as-        play an important role in scholarship selection.
pect of agriculture such as agricultural extension, agricultural            This year Minnesota Junior Angus Association mem-
education, soil conservation, farm and ranch management,           bers received $8000 in Scholarships. Receiving the Minnesota
agricultural finance, veterinary medicine or agri-business.        State Fair Rural Youth Scholarships were: Matt Purfeerst, Fari-
         Applicants must be residents of the Minnesota             bault; Emily Scholtz, Comfrey and Jason May, Randolph. Re-
counties of Kittson, Roseau, Marshall, Polk, Pennington,           ceiving the Minnesota Livestock Breeders Association and
Red Lake, Lake of the Woods, Beltrami, Clearwater,                 sponsored scholarships were: Kelsey Glaess, Goodhue spon-
Koochiching, Norman, Mahnomen, Clay,, Becker, Hubbard,             sored by CHS; Stacy Glaess of Goodhue sponsored by LA-CO
Wilkin, Otter Tail, Wadena, Traverse, Grant, Douglas, Todd,        Industries. Tyler Otte of Randolph sponsored by Interstate
Big Stone, Stevens, or Pope.                                       Power Systems and Jason May of Randolph received a schol-
         Selection is based on academic aptitude, vocational       arship sponsored by Midwest Machinery and Matt Purfeerst
promise, personal attributes, leadership and financial need.       Faribault, scholarship sponsored by Jake and Lindsay Grass.
More information regarding this scholarship opportunity and        Congratulations to these Junior members on all of their ac-
the application can be found at AgCountry website,                 complishments. Best wishes for their future education. Deadline is March 1, 2012.

One More Scholarship Opportunity—Sullivan’s Supply
         Twenty $1000 scholarships will be awarded to individuals displaying a great passion for the livestock show industry
and/or livestock production. An agriculture major or a career goal in livestock is not a requirement but a continued future in-
volvement in the livestock industry is. The scholarship is funded solely thru Sullivan Supply and Sullivan Supply South.
Scholarship applications and more information can be found on the website
Applications are due March 15, 2012
                  Now Is the Time
Now is the time for Junior members to apply for the
Bronze and Silver Awards. The awards are spon-
sored by the National Junior Angus Association.
Bronze and Silver are the first 2 steps in the award
recognition. Once a junior member receives the
Bronze and Silver Awards, they become eligible for
the Gold Award which is presented during their last
year as a Junior member. The awards are based
on activities a Junior member has participated in
over their full career as a Junior member. Placings
at shows both state and National, participation in
educational contests and leadership are some of
the areas considered for the awards as well as pro-
ducing and merchandizing Angus cattle. Member’s
who have received the Bronze and Silver Awards
have a better chance of receiving Angus Scholar-
ships. The first question in Section 2 of the Foun-
dation Scholarship Application is when a member
has received the Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.
The American Angus Auxiliary Scholarship Appli-
cation used by the MN Angus Auxiliary for the state
scholarship also asks if and when the Bronze and
Silver Awards have been earned. Many of our Jun-
ior member already qualify for the Awards, they                                 “Meat me in St Louie”
just need to complete the paperwork. It would be                      NJAA Communication Director, Alisha Nord, Wol-
great to be able to recognize several Junior Mem-                     verton, MN and MN Junior Angus Association
bers at our Annual Banquet next March for earning                     member, Betsey Hansen attend the 2011 LEAD
Bronze and Silver Awards. A little time spent now,                    Conference. The conference was held August 4
                                                                      through the 7 in St Louis, Missouri. The confer-
may earn a $500.00 to $1,000 or more in scholar-
                                                                      ence brings together Junior Angus Association
ships.                                                                members from across the county to explore and
                                                                      learn leadership skills, teamwork and to learn more
       MN Angus Association Now on                                    about raising Angus Cattle. While at the confer-
                                                                      ence they toured Purina Research Center.
The Minnesota Angus Association has entered the
world of Social Media and now has a page on                                       Connections is trying a new printer! It
Facebook. Posted will be news and updates from
                                                                       N EW       will be much cheaper and have better
                                                                                   service. Tell us what you think.
shows and events during the year. To like us on
Facebook search MN Angus Association.

 Females & Bulls for sale Private Treaty
 2010 Calves sired by:
 TC Aberdeen, SAV Net Worth, Sitz Upward,
 TC Total, Pendleton and Gridbuster
                                            Registered Angus Cattle
                   Norm, Ryan, and Stacey Gravenhof
                     26764 Co Hwy 35 Worthington, MN 56187
                              View EPD’s and breeding info at
                     Or call 1-507-478-9954 0r 1-507-360-7969
                        Juniors, Juniors, Juniors,
                              May I have your Attention!
                                   Awards, Scholarships, Leadership
                                        Miss Minnesota Angus
                                    On Line At
        Steer and Heifer of the Year                                             Junior Meeting
The Show Steer and Show Heifer of the Year is the an-         The Meeting of the Junior Angus Association will be held on
nual award given to junior members to recognize show          Saturday, March 31, 2012 at Red Horse Ranch Arena at
ring success. Points are awarded for championships and        Fergus Falls, MN during the MN Beef Showcase.            The
placing at certain shows. The National Junior Angus           Meeting will begin at 9:00 am. The offices of Vice President,
Show, our State Show and Regional Junior Angus Shows          Secretary and one director are up for Election.
earn the highest points. Extra points are awarded for                         Volunteers Please
champion and reserve champion placings. Complete the          The Junior Angus Association will run a food stand for the
application found on line and return it to Junior Advisors,   noon lunch at the MN Beef Showcase on Saturday. Volun-
Bruce and LeeAnn Waugh by March 1, 2012 to be con-            teers are needed to help plan the menu, organize the stand
sidered for the Show Steer or Show Heifer of the Year.        and help to sell lunch. Contact Junior Advisors, LeeAnn and
     Outstanding Leadership Award                             Bruce Waugh to help out. Proceeds will be used for Junior
The Minnesota Junior Angus Association is an opportu-         Activities and for the Heifer Grant Program.
nity to learn and become outstanding leaders. Each
year, a junior member is recognized for their contribution           Check out for more informa-
to the Association, their school and community. The                  tion on these awards and scholarships.
award application is available on line. Just answer the 3            Applications can be found on this website.
simple questions about your activities and return the ap-
plication to Jim Scharpe by March 15. Our Juniors are
involved and active leaders, we want to hear your stories
and recognize your for the work you do.
                                                                     SHADY ASH ANGUS
            Miss Minnesota Angus                                  ANNUAL PRODUCTION SALE
It is time once again to select new representatives for the
Angus Association. Miss Minnesota Angus is an opportu-                 Wednesday, March 21, 2012
nity for young women who are 16 years of age by Janu-                            2 p.m.
ary 1, 2012 to help out with Angus activities. The appli-
cation may also be found on line. Please completed the             Tri-County Livestock, Motley, MN
application and return it to Auxiliary Vice President and
Queen Chairperson Becky Holmen by March 15, 2012
                                                                               20 Reg. Yrl. Bulls
The MN Angus Association offers two $500.00 scholar-
                                                                              14 Reg. Yrl. Heifers
ships to young members who have been involved in the
Junior association. The form to use is the American An-                       from these top sires:
gus Auxiliary 2012 Scholarship Application. Application               HARB Pendleton 765 JH TC Franklyn 619
can be found on line at                      VDAR Hero 5107 VDAR Really Windy 4119
                                                                          Shady Ash Alliance 9126 8376
scholarships. The scholarship application is due to the
scholarship chairperson, Rebecca Scharpe 4147 No-                                AHIR Performance
komis      Ave     Minneapolis,     MN      55406    or                         Bulls Fertility Tested Applications may also be brought                       Heifers Brucellosis Vaccinated
to the auxiliary meeting.
    Location, it is all about Location                        Shady Ash Angus
The Junior Association is looking for a host for the MN       Roger & Marge Sunvold
Field Day Show. Last year the show was held in Preston,       85680 CR 12
MN. The show is held the 3rd or 4th weekend in June.
Anyone interested in hosting the show should contact
                                                              Sacred Heart, MN 56285
LeeAnn and Bruce Waugh for more information.        
LeeAnn—                                        320-765-2997
Congratulations to Mark and Jamie Purfeerst                          Applications available for
                        Mark Purfeerst and Jamie                           Heifer Grants
                        May were married on No-               Need an extra $400 to purchase a show heifer?
                        vember 5th. Mark is a for-           The Minnesota Angus Association may make your
                        mer Junior Angus Associa-                            dream come true!
                        tion member and the son of                The Minnesota Angus Association, Auxiliary
                        Jim and Deb Purfeerst of          and Junior Associations are introducing a new pro-
                        Faribault.   Jamie is the         gram for Junior members in Minnesota. The associa-
                        daughter of Mark and Ann          tions will award $400 grants to deserving Juniors that
                        May from Randolph, Minne-         may be used to purchase a show heifer at the next
                        sota. They are residing in        MN Angus State Sale. Juniors are asked to complete
                        Northfield, Minnesota.            an application and submit it to the Executive Secre-
                        Mark is employed at AgStar        tary by March 1st. The applications will be reviewed
                        and Jamie works for Beef          and grants awarded based on available funds. Appli-
                        Magazine in Bloomington.          cants must be a current member of the Minnesota
                        While the bride is experi-        Junior Angus Association, association dues may be
enced in the show ring, she has not had much An-          submitted with application. Applicants need to be at
gus involvement, so the family is working on getting      least 9 years old and agree to show their heifer at the
her used to Angus cattle. She received an Angus           MN Junior Angus Field Day show. Selection for the
heifer from her husband for a wedding gift! Con-          grants will be based on the Junior’s ability to care for
gratulations Mark and Jamie!                              the animal, sense of responsibility, integrity, a good
                                                          candidate for continuing with Angus and the com-
              2012 Membership                             pleteness of the application. Junior members may
        The 2012 membership information has been
                                                          receive a grant and remain eligible for future grants.
mailed and many have been returned. Enclosed
                                                                  The 95th Minnesota Angus Association State
with the mailing was the application for membership.
                                                          Sale will be held in conjunction with the First Minne-
This is the information that will be placed in the 2012
                                                          sota Beef Showcase, March 31, 2012 at Red Horse
directory. It is important that members both renew-
                                                          Arena in Fergus Falls. Grant applications are avail-
ing and new complete the information fully. This will
                                                          able online at, or from Jim
ensure that the information in the directory is correct
                                                          Scharpe. Grant recipients will be notified by March
and current. Check over the 2011 directory and up-
date the information on the application.
                                                                  Juniors—don’t miss this chance for extra $ to
        Also with this mailing was information on the
                                                          get started on your own Angus Herd!
New Minnesota Beef Showcase, Sale and Agribi-
tion. There are new generic entry forms to be used
for consigning cattle to the sale. Form 1 is to be                       Drysdale Farms
used for single entries and Form 2 is to be used for           Bulls and Females for sale private treaty & consignments sold at:
                                                                     Midland Bull Test, MN Performance Tested Bull Sale,
Pens.                                                                  MN State Angus Sale & MN Angus Breeders Sale
        The mailing included information on the               Sires: Net Worth, Grid Iron, Mitty In Focus, Bismark, Traveler 004,
Heifer grant program and the membership support                              SS Objective T510 and Sitz Upward
program and advertising information for the direc-
                                                                           Willard, Nora & Chelsey Drysdale
tory. Look over the membership information carefully                       65070 E. Co Rd 61 Wabasha, Minnesota
and think about ways you can support your associa-                         507-767-4585
                                                                           5 miles south of Wabasha on Hwy 30 or
tion. Completed applications and annual member-                               1 mile north of Kellogg on Hwy 61
ship should be returned as soon as possible.

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                         Stock Farms; Inc
                         Lynn Ewald President                                      Sullivan Angus
                                P.O. Box 155
                               2188 260th Ave                  Denny & Ginny Sullivan             Tim & Carol Sullivan
                       Waldorf, Minnesota 56091-2155           18609 590th St                      Sadie, Wyatt & Schuyler
                     Tel 507-239-2291 Fax 315-410-4549         Kellogg, MN 55945                           15266 560th St
                                                               507-767-3361                       West Concord, MN 55985
MN Angus Connections
20573 401st Ave
Arlington, MN

Don't miss the This!
    MN Angus Association Annual Meeting
        10:00 Friday March 30, Red Horse Ranch Arena
    Educational Seminar featuring U of M Beef Team,
            and Zach Hall from Igentity
        1:00 Friday March 30, Red Horse Ranch Arena
    MN Angus Auxiliary
        ______ Friday, March 30 Bigwood Event Center
    Annual Banquet and Awards
            6:30pm Social Hour 7:30pm Banquet
        Bigwood Event Center
    MN Junior Angus Association
        9:00 Saturday March 31, Red Horse Ranch Arena
    95th MN Angus Association State Sale
        Noon Saturday March 31 Red Horse Ranch Arena

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