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1 Great Lakes Belted Galloway Association Newsletter Beltie Youth Group Newsletter Inserted Mission Statement GLBGA Inc. is a cattleman s breed association dedicated to its members in the promotion of Belted Galloway Cattle. Upcoming Events April April 1-3 Chuck McCullough Fitting Clinic Iowa County Fairgrounds Maregno, IA Contact: Kathi Jurkowski May May 21, 2011 Rock County Beef Producers Show Rock County Fairgrounds, Janesville,WI Contact: Terry Willis or May 27 29, 2011 Great Lakes Field Days & Annual Meeting Sherwood Acres, LaGrange, KY Contact: Kathi Jurkowski or Terry Etheridge or June June 11, 2011 Show Contact: Julie Willis or July July 9, 2011 Midwest Classic, Winnebago County Fairgrounds, Pecatonica, IL Contact: Julie Willis or July 12 14, 2011 Wisconsin Farm Technology Days Seehafer Acres, Marshfield, WI Contact: Terry Etheridge or September Sept , 2011 World Beef Expo, Wisconsin State Fair Park, West Allis, WI Contact: Mark Keller or December December 2-4, 2011 Hoosier Beef Congress, Indiana State Fairgrounds, Indianapolis, IN Contact: Doug Abney or 2011 Winter Edition Issue 75 The Great Lakes Belted Galloway Association Booth at the annual meeting. Staffing GLBGA s registration and display were Kathi Jurkowski with national Council Member Jon Bednarski and Karlyn Etheridge. Meeting and More Meetings and Meeting YOU! 2010 High Steaks Carcass Contest and Annual BGS General Meeting Kudos once again to our great Great They did a superb job in hosting this Lakes members! The Hamm s who have fall s national Belted Galloway Society done it not only once but twice in two annual meeting October The years - hosted a Belted Galloway meeting. Plus this fall they were instrumental for all with morning sessions conducted by meeting was educational and a fun time in hosting our first ever Belted Galloway Rob Blank, Canadian Livestock Records High Steaks Carcass Contest. Thank Corporation, Rachel Fogle Area 5 Beltie you John and Diane Hamm, who are Youth Group, and Craig Saxe, University from Mauston, WI and co-owners of Wisconsin River Meats, for your outstanding Casino, Hotel & Convention Center. of Wisconsin Extension at the Ho-Chunk hospitality Continued On Page 3 President s Message I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and are looking forward to a great 2011! I want to thank Terry Willis for his devotion and hard work as President for the past few years. His contributions and energy have led to the betterment of our organization, and I look forward to continuing to work with him in the future. In reflecting on the years since GLBGAs inception in 1992, the tremendous progress we have made would not have been possible without the dedication of all our past and present directors, officers, and committee members. For your tireless service, I thank you! For those that missed the annual meeting I thought it was educational and fun. John and Diane Hamm provided a great program with the carcass contest, property tours and delicious meal. Vic Eggleston (with the help of some donor ears) demonstrated proper tattooing technique, and UW-Extension Craig Saxe provided us with grazing and forage tips - much needed for many of us Beltie people. It was interesting when Mr. Saxe asked how many attendees do some type of rotational grazing; he was surprised how many of us raised our hands and how long some of us have been utilizing this method. Thanks to the Hamm family and everyone else who worked to make this event a success. As we move forward into a new year we need to continue being progressive and aggressive in the promotion of our breed. GLBGA s schedule for 2011 looks promising for our members and further promotion. Be sure to check out the upcoming events, and you won t want to miss this year s GLBGA field days at Sherwood Acres in KY. Jon and Sylvia Bednarski have an informative, exciting event planned for us. GLBGA is looking into sponsoring a Belted Galloway sale in the fall of Our sale committee will be reviewing dates and locations in IL, IA or WI interested in hosting this event. If you know of a good location with facilities to support a sale, or have questions, please contact me. On that note if anyone has an event in your area that could give us promising exposure, again please contact any board member or myself. We are always looking for new venues to promote our cattle. Wishing you a healthy new year and successful calving season! Terry Etheridge, President GLBGA Great Lakes Belted Galloway News Winter

2 Web Site greatlakesbeltie.com Officers and Board Members President: Terry Etheridge, WI Vice-President: Terry Willis, IL Secretary: Greg Hipple, IA Treasurer: Terry Etheridge, WI Public Relations: Kathi Jurkowski, IL Doug Abney, IN Matt Ellerbrock, WI John Hamm, WI Charles Landeck, MN Richard Dick Stremming, IL Beltie Youth Group (BYG) Area Leaders Ross Fogle Pat Hipple Kathi Jurkowski Newsletter Co-Editors Kathi Jurkowski, IL Karlyn Etheridge, WI Great Gift Idea Lands End Merchandise With Great Lakes Belted Galloway Logo This is a Great Lakes logo done up by Lands End. Great Lakes has paid for the set up fees. You will just be charged a very small fee for embroidery work, like $5.00. You can put this logo on anything at Lands End. You can order anything, even sale items, but go through Or call Logo Number: W Your Great Lakes Belted Galloway Association Is 100 Members Strong And Growing Numbers are an important part of the cattle business. Numbers tell us what kind of a job we are doing, help us measure our progress, and help us set goals. Numbers are used for everything from conception rates to tenderness scores, and they are also helpful to your GLBGA and how it conducts its business of helping you, the members. Well, I am not necessarily a numbers guy, but I am an information guy to be sure, and I do want to share some numbers and successes that occurred in the year 2010 all for the benefit of you, the members. There are currently 100 member farms belonging to your GLBGA, of which 10 are junior members. There are GLBGA members in 15 States with the highest numbers of members residing in Wisconsin, where coincidentally the GLBGA was originally formed to serve Belted Galloway Breeders in the great lakes region. GLBGA members that serve the Belted Galloway Society as council members and officers total 8, and additionally there are 11 GLBGA members serving the BGS on various committees. This does not take into consideration the generosity of so many who pick up the handle so to speak and help out whenever and wherever they can. Regionally, your GLBGA has worked hard and tried several new things in 2010 to help you, the member, locate, learn about, and market your cattle. The GLBGA directory was a huge project that went out the summer of For members benefit, the Midwest Classic show in Pecatonica IL last July, hosted 2 new classes, the Appendix Cow & cow / calf class and the novice or borrow an animal and have fun for the 1st time class. There were cattle exhibited in several regional Midwest locations at smaller shows as well. The Willis family was instrumental in starting up these shows and additional offerings of classes. A grass finished steer class and a market heifer class were offered for the first time at the Belties Unlimited Show in Iowa City, IA, which Pat and I organized. Both of these Midwestern shows enjoyed first time entrants and first time spectators who found out these are relaxing, laid back places to enjoy each other and our cattle. The Etheridge s, founding members of your GLBGA and from our most populace state membership wise, continue to promote the breed at Farm Technology Days. The Hamm family took on the monumental task of the first ever carcass contest this fall as well as played co-host to the nation when the Mauston area was chosen to host the BGS Annual meeting. Numbers well, Grandpa used to say the figures don t lie, and it is difficult to put numbers to everything in this article, but as you can see, you are part of a vibrant, progressive, nationally recognized group of people with the same goal - enjoying the Belted Galloway breed and all that is associated with it. To all of you, who support your organization in word and deed as well as financially, thank you, you are truly appreciated. Greg Hipple, Secretary Announcing The New GLBGA Forum The NEW GLBGA Forum is the friendly place to go to for Beltie chat with other Belted Galloway enthusiasts. We would like to invite YOU to join other members of the GLBGA group to be a part of the new GLBGA Forum community, which is a complimentary service to GLBGA members. The objective of the forum is to promote Belted Galloway cattle and discussion among members on issues related to the cattle industry that you deem important. Get information on livestock topics Find answers to questions Get new people involved with the breed and help them with questions that arise Meet and make connections with other breeders Obtain rapid communication on news, shows, and results of sales Get more people involved in the Belted Galloway breed Be part of a worldwide group from your computer. Give Members a voice Promote programs and business related to the cattle industry Help with the sale of cattle and/or cattle related equipment. We are very excited to be launching GL- BGA s very own Beltie chat forum and are delighted to make it available to our Great Lakes membership. So come along with us and get to know each other better. We believe by joining in you will learn, laugh, and have some fun by doing so. To join the forum go to: and click on GLBGA Forum. Read and agree to the rules and guidelines, fill out the application form and it to: Terry Willis, receive your login, and you are on hope to see you there. Not a Great Lakes Member? It s easy to join. Fill out the Membership application on the website and send it with a check to the address on the membership application. Not only will you get the benefits of being a GL member but now you can enjoy using the forum too. -Your Great Lake s Directors and Officers 2 Winter 2011 Great Lakes Belted Galloway News

3 GLBGA Field Day and Annual Meeting Set For May Speaking of meetings, save the last weekend in May for our Great Lakes Field Days. GLBGA member and friends, Jon and Sylvia Bednarski, Sherwood Acres, LaGrange, KY, will host this year s meeting for GLBGA members, guests, and other Beltie enthusiasts. Sherwood Acres was founded in 2003 for the purpose of providing the local area with a healthy alternative to mass-produced, store-bought beef by naturally raising hormone-free steroid-free Belted Galloway cattle without the high stress of feedlots and high volume production. We are very excited to visit their farms and learn more about their operation. The event-packed weekend begins with a welcome party, including cookout, Friday evening at Sherwood Acres 50-acre Oldham County farm. Educational events on Saturday include presentations by an agent from the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) on the various EQIP programs available to producers and a speaker from the University of Kentucky on forage and other topics related to the cattle industry. Guests will also have an opportunity to see many of the EQIP programs implemented by the Bednarski s. Following a box lunch, we will travel by bus to Sherwood Acres 100-acre Henry County farm for a tour of the facilities and rotational grazing program, and then on to Kentucky Bison Company, a nearby farm dedicated to the production, preservation, and promotion of the Authentic American Buffalo TM that also operates a meat processing plant. After touring the bison farm, guests will return to the hotel to freshen up and then travel to Smith-Berry Vineyard and Winery for an evening of wine tasting, a vineyard tour, buffet meal, music, dancing and silent auction. The weekend will conclude with GLB- GA s annual general meeting for members Sunday morning. To register for the Field Day contact Terry Etheridge, 4746 Burnell Dr, Eau Claire, WI Fees for this fun-filled and educational event are $100/couple, $50/person; $40/child 10 and under. Continued from page one The afternoon began with two busloads of Beltie folks traveling from the hotel to Wisconsin River Meats. Four of the High Stakes carcasses were hanging in the cooler ready to be judged and evaluated by us. After that we were presented the official placing, and an opportunity to try our hand at tattooing fresh ears provided by John. It was a beautiful day for camaraderie, a hayride tour of the Hamm s farm and a delicious lunch featuring Beltie beef pre- A block of rooms have been reserved at Comfort Suites La Grange, 1500 East Crystal Drive, La Grange, KY Preferred rates of $69.99 per night or $ per night for Jacuzzi rooms are available while the supply of rooms lasts. Deadline for preferred lodging rates is May 1. When making reservations be sure to ask for the Great Lakes Belted Galloway rate. Phone Comfort Suites at (502) For questions, please contact Terry Etheridge at or com or Kathi Jurkowski at or For those that want to take advantage of the long Memorial Day weekend there are many things to see and do in this lovely area. LaGrange is located approximately 30 miles from Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom and 35 miles from Louisville International Airport. The city is also 32 miles from Churchill Downs, 35 miles from the Louisville Slugger Museum, and 50 miles from Kentucky Motor Speedway. High Feed Costs Require Extra Management Welcome to 2011 and the high costs of feeding your cattle. Feed prices are at the highest levels since 2005 for an extended length of time and there looks to be no relief in sight. Times like these require extra steps to maintain the highest level of profitability. Many cattlemen find themselves asking, What can I do to stay competitive? One often overlooked aspect in the cattle industry is one that doesn t necessarily cost a whole lot to accomplish. I am BGS General Meeting Featured A High Steaks Carcass Contest pared and catered by John s employees. The day ended with an evening banquet, music, silent auction, and presentation of a plaque to the Hamm family by then GL- BGA president Terry Willis in recognition and thanks for all their work in making the event such a success. The 2011 National Belted Galloway Society meeting will be hosted in October by Sharon and Bob Blanchard, Little Everglades Ranch (another GLBGA farm), of Dade City, Florida. The Jon and Sylvia Bednarski Family will host the BLB- GA Field Day at their Sherwood Acres, LaGrange, KY this May. So, mark down on your calendar, May 27-29, 2011 and join us for a weekend of learning, laughing, friendship and fun! We are all looking forward to getting to know our members. RSVP 2011 GLBGA Field Days and Annual Meeting Registration Name(s): Farm Name: Address: Number of $50/person Number of Children 10 and $40/person Amount Enclosed: $ Donations to the silent auction on Saturday evening will be greatly appreciated. If possible, please bring folding chair(s) for the winery. Please return your RSVP with fees to Terry Etheridge, 4746 Burnell Dr, Eau Claire, WI no later May 1, Also please remember that the deadline for preferred lodging rates at the Comfort Suites in LaGrange, KY is May 1, Phone (502) We look forward to seeing you there! speaking of the practice of creep feeding your calves. Why creep feed? There are three main reasons to creep feed calves. 1. It provides a way to fill the hungry calf gap. Basically a calf consumes about 10 pounds of milk per 100 pounds of body weight. Nutritionally speaking, a 100 pound calf consumes about 10 pounds of milk a day and a 500 pound calf would consume about 50 pounds of milk per day. However an average beef cow produces on average 13 pounds of milk per day throughout a six to seven month suckling period. The difference in actual milk production and what the calf would need is referred to as the hungry calf gap. Of course this is physically impossible for a calf to consume these high amounts of milk, and to make up for the nutrient requirements grass or creep feed are necessary. 2. It makes for heavier calves at weaning. Typically, creep fed calves weigh be- Continued On Page 5 Great Lakes Belted Galloway News Winter

4 Getting To Know GLBGA New Members The Franzmeier Family, Michelle and Craig with daughters, Lokella and Maddie began with Belties in Blisful Acres, Newkirk, Okla Blisful Acres LLC, owned and operated by Bill and Katie Bliss was established after we retired from manufacturing and selling Hammermills, Pellet Mills and related equipment. After seeing a photo of a Beltie in a farm magazine, (familiar story?) we began our search and purchased our first Belted Galloways in 2007, we were hooked. We find these animals to be such a joy to work with, and the association with other Hello from Coates, Minnesota! Our cattle operation runs under the name of Franzmeier Farms. We are located about 30 miles south of St. Paul, MN on a small 165 acre family farm. Recently we became members of Great Lakes Belted Galloway Assocaiton and also attended the regional and national meetings in Baraboo, WI. Our family consists of Craig, Michelle, Lokella (8), a Beltie Youth Group member, and Maddie (7). Our journey with Belties began in August of 2009 when we purchased three bred cows, and three spring calves (two heifers Retirement and Belted Galloways go hand and hand for Bill and Katie Bliss, Newkirk, Okla. They established their herd in In our last issue we featured a farm, it was Meet Brad & Brenda McClain, of Double B Ranch. McClains farm will now be referred to as Compact Cattle. We need to clarify our Double B farms. The first Double B farm, is and has been Barb Beeler from Beloit, Wi. Barb has raised Belties and other meat animals for nearly 20 years. Barb along with her husband, Dan and several of their children that help are long time meat producers. Barb has run a concession stand at the downtown Beloit s Farmers Market for many years. She sells her delicious beltie beef and brats of many flavors. She is now re-doing her barn and turning it into a professional farmers has been enlightening and a genuine pleasure to us. Our fourty acres is the answer to our retirement dreams, however we need more land for the cattle we now have. We ve got to stay busy and hope to begin showing them one day soon. We now have a herd of thirteen cows, eight calves, four bulls, five heifers and four steers, some for sale. We have room for guests and cattle, so please come see us. We love company. - Bill and Katie Bliss Double B s, Two B s or Not Two B s? kitchen. The Beeler s will be serving a country breakfast on weekends when the remodeling is completed. She plans to have artisan cheeses processed and made available from her new kitchen. People will be able to drive out to her country meat market, have breakfast and buy fresh farm products. Kids are welcome to visit and make new friends in her petting zoo. If you are in the area Barb and Dan Beeler, of Double B Farm, located on 2777 Brostuen Road, Beloit, Wisconsin invite you to stop in at their country kitchen/store for a delicious, tasty old fashion farm breakfast. Opening Soon. B B - there. and a steer). It was interesting to learn that the three cows we purchased had been previously owned by Vic and Joyce Eggleston, New Glarus, WI, as calves. Our herd has grown to ten by calving again this spring and recently purchasing a bull. Thank you to everyone in the GLBGA community for welcoming us into your family and sharing the wealth of knowledge about this wonderful breed of cattle. - Craig and Michelle Franzmeier Lokella and Maddie Bert and Kris von Dohrmann, Otokahe Farm, Jefferson, NH Otokahe Farm is a small family run farm focused on raising quality registered Belted Galloway cattle. Our goal is to raise animals of correctness and beauty with excellent dispositions while producing the highest quality of beef. We continue to enhance our bloodlines by careful selection of genetics for breeding our core herd. We only purchase additional animals from reputable long term breeders within the breed society with an eye to improving our herd. Occasionally we offer an animal for sale. We support our Breed organization and try to participate whenever possible in events sanctioned by the Belted Galloway Society. We work towards educating our buyers as to the superb qualities the Belted Galloway breed offers and provide mentoring and support to them, so their experience with our animals is one of lasting and positive enjoyment. When selling freezer beef we balance fair pricing with exceptional product in sizes that our local families want. We will always strive to improve on our highest standards and exceed our clients expectations. Kris is rejoining after a absence of several years and it s like coming home to family - you GLBGA people are the best! - Bert and Kris von Dohrmann Otokahe Farm, Jefferson, NH Otokaha Farm, is a small family run farm focusing on raising quality registered Belted Galloway Cattle near Jefferson, New Hampshire. 4 Winter 2011 Great Lakes Belted Galloway News

5 Wonderful News from Wisconsin The Macks Are Feeling Happy In The New Year. Our Beltie buddies and former Great Lakes Booth Host and Hostess, Bob and Lyndall Mack, Sun Valley Farm, have a lot to be thankful for in Bob is doing much better now. Some of you may have heard and some of you may not have heard that Bob s heart was not very happy until the doctors did a few bypasses and got him pumping full steam again. He s back at home recovering and has his beautiful full time nurse at his side, Lyndall. For anyone who would like to drop them a note: Bob & Lyndall Mack, Sun Valley Farm, County Hwy C., Camp Douglas, WI Take care and hoping for a speedy recovery. - Your GLBGA Friends THANK YOU To Two Great GLBGA Supporters GLBGA would like to thank our founder, Bob Roland, R.M. Roland Cattle Company, for donating a beautiful charcoal Belted Galloway drawing to benefit GLBGA during the silent auction held at tween 50 and 70 pounds more than noncreep fed calves at weaning. 3. It usually pays. This of course depends on the: (a) price of cattle and (b) the cost of the feed. It usually pays to creep feed if the selling price per hundredweight of the calves is higher than the cost of ¼ ton (500 pounds) of feed. Calves will consume about 500 pounds of creep feed per head from one month of age to weaning. In years of lush pasture, it will be less, in dry years more. Creep feed must be highly palatable, high in protein, rich in readily available nutrients, and fortified in vitamins and minerals in a properly balanced ration. Calves will start eating offered feedstuffs at about 4 weeks of age. Keep the feed clean and fresh and only offered in small amounts for the first one to two weeks. Once the calves are accustomed to having the feed available, feed can be left in front of the calves safely. To put a dollar and cents value on this scenario, I sat down with Scott Hagen, Livestock Consultant with F.J. Krob & Company a Kent and US Feed Dealer with elevators in four eastern Iowa communities. Mr. Hagen indicated that currently the complete pelleted rations are the most cost effective Have Ya Herd? the annual meeting and to the purchasers Dick & Lisa Williams, Stone s Throw. $500 was raised. Thanks to both those great GLBGA supporters. Other News From Around the Region Congratulations to Angela Abney, Red Barn Farm, who has been accepted to Purdue University where she plans to major in AgriBusiness. Rachel Fogle, Wayside Valley Farm, is an Energy/Marketing and Business Development intern at GROWMARK, a regional agricultural cooperative based in Bloomington, Ill with operations in more than 20 states, Ontario, Canada, and Mexico. GROWMARK provides its member cooperatives and other customers with fuels, lubricants, plant nutrients, crop protection products, seed, structures, equipment, and grain marketing assistance as well as a host of services from warehousing and logistics to training and marketing support. Ross Fogle, Wayside Valley Farm, is graduating from Western Illinois in May, and is starting to interview for permanent positions. Ross was a GROWMARK intern last year in seed sales. and nutritionally balanced options available to cattle producers. He provided data from a Kent Feeds trial that revealed some interesting statistics. Over a three calving year trial, creep fed calves weighed an average of 63 pounds per head more than their non-creep fed counterparts. Cows whose calves were creep fed usually maintained a higher body condition score and re-bred easier than those whose calves were not creep fed. The better body condition score of the cows is an additional benefit that is hard to place a value on yet is definitely of major value and must be considered. As most of us need to see in black and white what we would be getting for our investment, Mr. Hagen made some calculations based upon the current price of creep feed and gave the following figures. Creep feed at $ / ton equals 0.16 per pound of feed. Total creep feed consumption per calf 343 pounds or 3.69 pounds of feed consumed for each pound of gain. Total cost per pound of gain 0.16 X 3.69 = 0.60 per pound of gain. Current USDA price of a 500 pound calf = $ extra pounds of calf = 63 X 1.10 = lbs. of feed 3 43 X 0.16 = Return on investment per head $14.40 Now, how do I creep feed? There are Larry and Jo Sholtey, Sholtey s Beef and Bees, are again heading south to winter over in Florida. Now, retired from Belties and showing but they still call and check in to see how we are all doing. Stay warm. Special Thoughts To Please Keep these Family and Friends in Your Thoughts and Prayers as They Serve in Afghanistan. Cody Alt, one of our very own BYG juniors and son of Duane Alt would love to hear from you. Just a few years back Cody was a busy young kid showing Belties and now he is busy protecting us. We are sure he would be happy to hear from you! To contact Cody: Sgt. Cody Alt Macs-1 HQ Unit FPO AP Sgt,Alt John and Diane Hamm s daughter, Jill, and son-in-law, Jarrad, are also in the service. Their addresses are: CPT Jill M. Glasenapp TF SOLID FOB GARDEZ APO AE CPT Jarrad D Glasenapp B/1-33 CAV CPO WILDERNESS APO AE Be safe friends, and THANK YOU for all you do for those of us here at home! High Feed Costs Require Extra Management Continued From Page 3 commercially made calf creep feeders that are portable and sturdy with weather resistant enclosures and restrictive gates to keep larger animals out of the feeding area. Similarly, an area that is restrictive enough to only allow the smaller calves and not the cow s access can be used to creep feed the calves. Many grass based farms allow access to new greener pastures to the calves before allowing the cows into the new ungrazed areas to allow the calves access to the fresh tender grasses first. This practice provides some extra gain and is better than not providing any extra feedstuffs to boost the calves. Sometimes, the most obvious advantage to having creep fed your calves doesn t show up until later on, long after weaning. The additional 63 pounds of gain realized during the time the calf was on the cow could mean 30 less days spent on the finishing segment of the calf s lifecycle not to mention the additional size and frame development realized. Given today s high feed costs, creep feeding calves obviously pays. The costs quoted indicate an additional $14.40 per calf in sales of calves as feeders, and the benefit realized for re-breeding, or for those of us who finish our calves or raise our own replacement females will realize an even larger return on our investment of time and money when creep feeding our calves. Great Lakes Belted Galloway News Winter

6 Show Time North American International Livestock Exposition Great Lakes was well represented at the National Belted Galloway show in Louisville, Ky. The following members exhibited there: Oak Valley Farm, Hilltop Farm, Wayside Valley Farm, Antietam Farm, Sunnybrook Farms, all from Illinois, Red Barn Farm, Indiana, Stone s Throw Farm, South Carolina, Little Knob Farm, Indiana Hooser Beef Congress Kentucky, and Aavalon Farm, Texas. In the female show Sunnybrook Farms had Junior Division Champion Heifer with Sunnybrook Jackie, and Antietam Farm had Champion Cow -Calf with Antietam Magnolia and Antietam Arlingrton. Amtietam Magnolia with her bull calf, Antietam Arlington, was named Grand Champion Cow Calf Pair at the North American International Livestock Exposition for Antietam Farm, Oregon, IL Sunnybrook Jackie was name Grand Champoin of the North American International Livestock Exposition Junior Show for the Willis Family, Sunnybrook Farms, Belvidere, IL. She was Junior Champion in the Open Show. Cayde Selke, Frankford, Ind., with this Champion Belted Galloway Heifer at the Hoosier Beef Congress. Allie Abney, Bargersville, IN, led out the Grand Champoin Belted Galloway Steer at the Hoosier Beef Congress. Cordon Selke, Frankford, Ind., exhibited the Reserve Champion Belted Galloway Heifer at the Hoosier Beef Congress. Belted Galloways were again represented at the Hoosier Beef Congress. Over 1,600 entries competed in the show. Belted Galloway exhibitors included Angela, Alexandra, and Doug Abney, Red Barn Farms, Bargersville, IN; Cayde and Cordon Selke, Frankfort, IN. Judges: Heifers: Jirl Buck, Madill, OK; Steers: Kirk Stierwalt, Leedy, OK. Cayde Selke had the Champion Heifer and Cordon Selke, the Reserve Champion Heifer. Grand Champion Steer was exhibited by Allie Abney and Reserve was shown by Angela Abney. Doug Abney had the third and fourth placed steers. In the high point contest Angela Abney was third high individua, Senior Dvision; and Allie Abney was fi fth high, Junior Division. She was won third in the Photograph Contest. Angela Abney, Bargersville, IN, showed the Reserve Grand Champoin Belted Galloway Steer at the Hoosier Beef Congress. Mystery Photo - Do you know this young man? This photo was taken at the 2010 Badger Kick-Off Classic, held at the Wisconsin State Fair Park in West Allis, WI in December, by a staff member from The Midwest Herdsman. If you know this young man, his name to Kathi at with Mystery Photo in the subject line. We will draw one correct answer from those submitted and send the winner a Belted Galloway Tee Shirt. Sunnybrook Symphony was name Reserve Grand Champoin of the North American International Livestock Exposition Junior Show for the Willis Family, Sunnybrook Farms, Belvidere, IL. BYG Photo Contest Winners Named Photos were on display in the Beltie Youth Group booth at the national meeting. Conference goers voted for displays best by placing MOO-Lah in jars. Winners were, fi rst, Emily Lopata and her heifer calf, Lilly. Audrey Wagner, walking her Belted Galloway was second. Money was awarded to the winners. Emily Lopata and her heifer calf, Lilly was selected the first place winner Audrey Wagner, walking her Belted Galloway was second. 6 Winter 2011 Great Lakes Belted Galloway News

7 Welcoming These New Members Bill & Katie Bliss, Blisfull Acres, LLC, 6750 W. Peckham Rd, Newkirk, OK (580) Bert & Kris von Dohrmann, Otokahe Farm, 15 Jason Ave., Jefferson, NH (603) Kim & Jeanine Radel, K & J Belted Galloways, E6067 Hwy WC, Spring Green, WI Cayde R. Selke, age 12 years old Cordon J. Selke, age 8 years old (their membership was paid by their grandparents James and Kathy Ramsey) James and Kathy Ramsey Down-the-Road-Farm 4383 W. Co. Rd. 600 S, Frankfort, IN (76) Patrick Dutter Gleann Caoin Farm N4714 Skinner Hollow Road, Monroe, WI Children: Grainee (8), Padraig (6) and Sean (4) Jon Fowler Beechwood Farms 4550 W. Lowell Road, Columbus, IN (812) Missed Buying Your Tee Shirt At World Beef Expo? Contact Kathi Just $15 Plus $3.50 for Postage All Shirts Are On Gray Fabric Calling All - Great Lakes Belted Galloway Members Buy This Space For Just $100 Per Year Call Kathi Jurkowski STREMMING S WALNUT HILL FARMS Belted Galloways Dick & Cathy Stremmng RR1, Box 176 Strasburg, IL Phone Registered Black & Dun Belted Galloways For Sale... Beef and Pork Processing... Experienced working with direct marketers and private labeling. Large selection of our own Wisconsin Sausage. Belted Galloway meat available. Buying quality Belted Galloway Steers in Wisconsin Belted Galloway Show Steers and Heifers Wisconsin River Brands, Inc. N5340 Highway HH Mauston, WI Wisconsin River Meats John Hamm Great Lakes Belted Galloway News Winter

8 Karlyn Etheridge, Editor GLBG Newsletter 4746 Burnell Drive Eau Claire, WI Picture provided by CJ Brown Guests enjoy a hayride on a beautiful day while touring John and Diane Hamm s Wisconsin River Farm. The Hamms: John and Diane Hamm Family National Meeting Highlights Beltie breeders share ideas between sessions during Saturday morning s educational conference. Kay Holmes models the latest in tattoo designs. Catching up with friends at Friday night s reception at the Ho-Chunk Hotel in Baraboo, WI Beltie enthusiasts at John Hamm s Wisconsin River Meats in Mauston, WI. 8 Winter 2011 Great Lakes Belted Galloway News

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