Performance Tips, Topics and Trails Performance Tips, Topics and Trails Vol. 19, No. 1 March 2015 www.albcia.com Quarterly newsletter published by Alabama BCIA, whose mission is to promote, educate and facilitate the use of performance data, record keeping and marketing opportunities for BCIA members, while providing a leadership role to improve the Alabama cattle industry. Alabama BCIA President: Donny Stephens, Marion Junction Vice-President: Rusty Graydon, Montgomery Secretary: Michelle Elmore, Clanton Treasurer: Tommy Martin, Moundville Board Members Dr. Tony Frazier, Montgomery Dr. Wayne Greene, Auburn Dr. Lisa Kriese-Anderson, Auburn Dr. Paul Mask, Auburn Josh Elmore, Clanton Ricky Colquitt, Columbiana Nathan Jaeger, Montgomery Bill Lipscomb, Prattville Dr. Billy Powell, Montgomery Jimmy Holliman, Marion Junction Randy Moody, New Market Tim West, Centre Win Parmer, Selma Malcomb Pegues, Fairhope John Bambarger, Northport Linda Newman, Banks Charlie Madaris, Hope Hull Garrett Henry, Hope Hull Ex-Officio Board Members Tommy Brown, Clanton Publication Managing Editor: Michelle Elmore The 2015 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium will be June 9-12 at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Conference Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. The theme for this year’s program is “Rebuilding a Cowherd.” Co-hosted by the Mississippi State University Extension Service and Mississippi BCIA, the event will start at noon June 9 with registration. A welcome reception begins at 5 p.m. followed by the National Association of Animal Breeders Symposium at 7 p.m. The meeting will allow the research community and industry to meet and discuss issues surrounding the genetic improvement of beef cattle and for attendees to learn about technologies and management practices that can aid in the profitability of their operations. Some of the topics to be covered include setting the stage for cowherd rebuilding, what sustainability means and why it matters, what sustainability data says about the beef industry, how current market incentives affect genetic selection, profitability: looking to an operation’s future, balancing novel and proven applications for female selection, cow lifetime productivity and an adaptability panel discussion. A link to online registration for the conference is now available at http:// beefimprovement.org/library/ registration-info. Early registration is offered at a discounted rate and ends Wednesday, April 15. Early registration cost to attend the full conference is $250. Day-only, student and media discount rates also are available. A room block is available at the conference hotel; go online to http:// beefimprovement.org/library/generalinformation for room block instructions. For general information, please visit www.beefimprovement.org Alabama Travels… Michelle Elmore How well do you know the Beef Improvement Federation (BIF)? Is it a name you have heard somewhere but really don’t know what it is? Or does it represent the specific foundation of beef performance measurements to you? Do you know how it relates to your beef industry, your cattle operation and Alabama BCIA? The Beef Improvement Federation is an organization dedicated to advancing and coordinating all segments of the beef industry. From it’s beginning in 1967, BIF strove to connect science and industry to improve beef cattle genetics. One of the first projects of BIF was to develop a way of standardizing all performance records across beef cattle breeds, both nationally and internationally. The first standardized performance guidelines were published by BIF in 1970 and currently, the ninth edition guides performance data collection and analysis today. BIF performance standards have led to adjusted weaning and yearling weights, defining contemporary groups, ratios, the development of EPDs, application of carcass ultrasound, and many more performance tools in our industry. Today, this continues with the incorporation of genomic information into genetic selection tools. BIF continues to use science to benefit producers. It is now the capstone for developing programs for improving the efficiency, profitability and sustainability of beef production. The three-leaf-clover BIF logo represents the foundational link between industry, extension and research. University research and extension educators, industry professionals and breeders are still the framework of the organization today, as they were in the beginning. So, as you see, BIF has made a tremendous impact to the beef cattle industry. BIF is still striving to standardize beef cattle performance and evaluation methodology, to create greater awareness, acceptance and usage of these concepts for the genetic improvement of beef cattle. It represents more than 40 state and national beef cattle associations. Alabama BCIA is one of these state/provincial members, representing and conducting beef cattle performance programs within our state. Alabama BCIA has provided education of BIF performance standards for 51 years in Alabama through bull evaluations and performance record analysis. BIF holds an annual convention, bringing together industry professionals, beef producers and researchers to discuss current issues facing the beef industry. Many of the issues lead to new research to benefit the beef industry. This annual convention is a true merging of like-minded people, a “think tank” if you will, to serve as a forum for expressing different opinions. To look at topics from a different viewpoints to see all the angles of impact. This is the precise reason as to why this conference serves as annual inspiration for attendees to rekindle and review their commitment to beef performance ideals. This year’s Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium will be held June 9-12 at the Beau Rivage Hotel and Conference Center in Biloxi, Mississippi. This is truly excellent conference with a vital balance of information for cattle producers, university educators and beef industry professionals. I highly recommend it! Therefore, consider taking advantage of this great opportunity to attend close to Alabama and mark your calendars for June 9-12. Thanks for listening, How to contact BCIA: Mail: 40 County Road 756, Clanton, AL 35045 Phone: (205) 646-0115 Fax: (205) 646-3607 Email: [email protected] Website: www.albcia.com 2 Michelle BCIA news The 47th Annual Beef Improvement Federation Conference will be held June 9-12, 2015 in Biloxi, Mississippi. See page 1 for more information. Registration deadline April 15. Ranch Management 101, April 17 at the Black Belt Res. & Ext. Center in Marion Junction and April 18 at the E V Smith Research Center in Shorter. See page 7 for more information. 2nd Annual Eastern Elite BCIA Bred Heifer Sale on Saturday, May 9 at 11 AM in Ashland, Clay Co. Stockyards. Stay tuned for more information. DATES TO REMEMBER April 10 Registration Deadline for Ranch Management 101 15 Early Registration Deadline for 2015 BIF Conference 17 Ranch Management 101, Black Belt Res. & Ext. Center, Marion Junction, 8:30 AM—2:30 PM 18 Ranch Management 101, E V Smith Research Center, Shorter, 8:30 AM—2:30 PM 23 BCIA Board of Directors Meeting, Clanton, 10 AM May Eastern Elite BCIA Bred Heifer Sale, Clay County Stockyard, Ashland, 11 AM 9 June 9-12 Beef Improvement Federation Conference, Biloxi, MS 19-20 Auburn Cow-Calf Conference, Auburn The Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Foundation (BCIF) recently sponsored a 2nd annual benefit auction as a fund raising event along with the 2015 BCIA Annual Meeting. Eight items were featured in the benefit auction. A FNL XC 20/20 540 unit semen tank donated by Chart Inc, which was purchased by Chuck and Katie Madaris of CK Cattle. A $500 sale credit donated by Debter Hereford Farm for application in their 43rd Annual Production Bull Sale in October 2015 was purchased by DCJ Ranch, Richard Starr. A Queen Handmade Quilt donated by Jean Richards, sister of BCIA board member Randy Moody, was bought by Sanders Ranch in Louisburg, Kansas. Ten carcass ultrasound scans, donated by Kathy Richburg, were bought by Perry Debter of Debter Hereford Farm. The Look Out Mountain Genetics Custom Semen Collection, including set up & collection of 50 units, donated by John & Randa Starnes was purchased by Ronnie and Debbie Gilmore of Gizmo Angus Farm. A $250 semen credit donated by Southeast Select Sires by Len Holliman was bought by Collins Farms, Jim Collins. Ten units of semen donated by Genex by Justin Hergenreder was purchased by Chuck and Katie Madaris of CK Cattle. Five units semen from selected Angus sire Index, Charolais sire Platinum, Polled Hereford sire Legacy, Red Angus sire Statement, Simmental sire Integrate and Sim-Angus sire Top Ten, for a total of 30 units of semen, was donated by Accelerated Genetics by Jack Tate. The Angus Index semen lot was purchased by J H Graydon Farm, Rusty and Debbie Graydon. Charolais sire Platinum, Red Angus sire Statement and Purebred Simmental sire Integrate was purchased by Chuck and Katie Madaris of CK Cattle. The Hereford sire Legacy was bought by Double T Farms, Tim and Tandy West. Sim-Angus sire Top Ten was bought by Randy Moody of Little Mountain Farm. Thank you very much to Tommy Barnes who graciously donated his auctioneer expertise to auction these featured items. Thank you also to all our donors and buyers of these exciting items. Through your efforts, Alabama BCIF was able to raise $3,950.00 on this year’s benefit auction! Alabama BCIF was also very excited to be able to provide support for the next generation of cattlemen by awarding a graduate fellowship and a undergraduate scholarship. For more details on these presentations, please read the feature article on page 6. Alabama BCIF’s mission is to educate and facilitate the utilization of performance principles for the cattle industry. Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Foundation Contribution Form Please Select and Mark Your Level of Contribution _______ ALBCIF Visionary $10,000 + _______ ALBCIF Benefactor $5,000-10,000 _______ALBCIF Builder $2,500-5,000 _______ ALBCIF Patron $1,000-2,500 _______ ALBCIF Pacesetter $500-1,000 _______ ALBCIF Associate $250-500 _______ ALBCIF Partner $100-250 _______ ALBCIF Friend $1-100 Name:__________________________________________ Farm Name:_____________________________________ Address:________________________________________ City:______________________State:______Zip:______ Amount Contributed:_____________________________ Please make all checks payable to the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Foundation, Inc. and mail to ALBCIF, 40 County Rd 756, Clanton, AL 35045. 3 Changes to the BCIA Board of Directors The Alabama BCIA executive committee has undergone its annual shift. The BCIA president for 2015-16 will be, as a commercial representative, Donny Stephens of Marion Junction. Rusty Graydon of Montgomery will serve as vice president as a purebred representative. Treasurer will be Tommy Martin of Moundville as a commercial representative. Win Parmer of Selma will remain as a commercial representative, and Tim West of Centre will also begin a new term as a purebred producer representative. John Bambarger of Northport and Linda Newman of Banks will serve as at-large pro- ducer representatives. Win Parmer was honored and recognized for his service to Alabama BCIA as President of the BCIA Board of Directors at the 2015 BCIA Annual Meeting. The presentation of a appreciation plaque, presented by incoming President Donny Stephens was given to honor Mr. Parmer. porters have received the award. For his dedication to the principles of performance evaluation and genetic improvement of beef cattle in Alabama, Randy Moody was honored with the 2014 Richard Deese Award. Moody serves as a prominent leader and advocate of BCIA bull performance evaluations, especially through the North Alabama Bull Evaluation Center. He has been a member of Alabama BCIA since the late 1990s and has previously been awarded as the 2008 Alabama BCIA Purebred Producer of the Year and a recipient of the 2012 Spirit of BCIA Award. He has served as a Regional Vice President of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association and as President of the Madison County Cattlemen’s Association. He is also the current ViceThe Richard Deese Award is presented to President and Past-President of the Alabama Simindividuals who uphold the principles of performance testing and genetic improvement of beef mental Association Mr. Moody has served as Alabama BCIA cattle in Alabama. The award has been presented president in 2009 and currently serves as a puresince 1986 and is given in honor and memory of Dr. Richard Deese, who was the Extension Animal bred representative on the BCIA board of directors. As a prominent leader and advocate of bull perforScientist in charge of the BCIA Program in the 1970s and early 1980s. Since 1986, cattle produc- mance evaluations, Moody has earned the respect ers, extension professionals and beef industry sup- of BCIA members and leaders alike. Alabama BCIA awarded the 2014 Richard Deese Award to Randy Moody of Little Mountain Farm in New Market, at the Alabama BCIA Annual Meeting, which took place at the 72nd Annual Alabama Cattleman’s Association convention in Huntsville. 4 Alabama BCIA named CK Cattle, Chuck and Katie Madaris of Hope Hull, Ala. the 2014 Purebred Producer of the Year at the 72nd Annual Alabama Cattleman’s Association Convention in Huntsville. CK Cattle is a multigenerational, familyowned Chiangus, Angus and SimAngus seedstock and commercial cattle operation, run by Chuck and Katie Madaris, Charlie and Carrie Madaris, Bradfield and Kathleen Evans, and their children Ellis Ann and Shep. CK Cattle has been producing high-quality cattle since 1979, when the operation began with the purchase of four Angus pairs. Today, CK Cattle operates 650 breeding females. The American Simmental Association’s Multi Breed Evaluation and Total Herd Enrollment program and also the American Angus Association’s AHIR program are all used for performance evaluation. Artificial Insemination is a key genetic tool within the breeding program. Proven AI sires and CK herd sires are used for predictability and environmental adaptability. All performance and carcass ultrasound measurements, as well as, DNA data are collected to enhance EPDs within the herd. The Alabama BCIA was a significant influence in the development of the CK bull market. The goal to market two-year-old bulls has been successful, providing customers with older bulls, ready for an extended breeding season in large herds. CK cattle markets 140 bulls in the Alabama BCIA Fall Round Up Bull Sale, the It’s All Black and White Bull Sale and by private treaty. The cattle operation also annually markets 100 bred heifers and approximately 50 cows and three loads of feeder calves. CK Cattle strives to market high value cattle and operate efficiently to ensure continued profitability into the future. CK Cattle will also be nominated by Alabama BCIA for the national Beef Improvement Federation’s 2015 Outstanding Seedstock Producer of the Year Award. Alabama BCIA named Winslow Farms in Autaugaville, Ala. the 2014 Alabama BCIA Commercial Producer of the Year at the 72nd Annual Alabama Cattleman’s Association Convention in Huntsville. Winslow Farms, owned and operated by Ricky and Karen Tucker, began in the 1950s with Angus and Hereford crosses. Today, the thirdgeneration cow/calf operation has 150 breeding females with an Angus and Simmental cross herd base. Hybrid Simmental Angus herd sires are used to maintain heterosis with growth and maternal performance. Performance records for all cows, sires and calves are maintained through the Alabama BCIA commercial record-keeping program. Whole herd record keeping has been maintained through Alabama BCIA since 1986, while on-farm performance records have been steadily maintained since the early 1980s. Winslow Farms markets preconditioned feeder calves in August through the Producer Feeder Calf Sale, a cooperative tele-auction, marketing cattle from producers throughout the region at an opportune selling time. A 90-day fall calving season is planned to allow for the August sale. Winslow Farms has been annually honored with numerous BCIA Gold Star Cow Awards for more than 10 consecutive years. Goals of Winslow Farms are to continue to increase weaning weights by genetic selection and to strive to decrease input costs, while increasing pasture productivity. Winslow Farms will be nominated by Alabama BCIA for the national Beef Improvement Federation’s 2015 Outstanding Commercial Producer of the Year Award. 5 Alabama BCIA recently awarded Linda Newman, of Banks, Ala., with the 2014 Spirit of BCIA Award at the 72nd Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Annual Convention in Huntsville. The Spirit of BCIA Award is in honorable memory of Jamie Cates and Jamey Clary and the spirit in which they both actively supported Alabama BCIA. This award recognizes and honors an Alabama BCIA member who exemplifies the commitment to BCIA performance principles within their own cattle operation, and who has also sought to promote the BCIA program to their fellow cattle producers. This spirit of leading by example and the drive to cheerfully help others represents how Jamie Cates and Jamey Clary both served Alabama BCIA and their fellow cattlemen. Linda Newman has played an active leadership role in Alabama BCIA, previously serving on the Board of Directors as a commercial representative and as President in 2013. She currently serves as an at-large producer representative. Linda Newman and her husband, Cyril, began processing records with BCIA in 2000 and still actively maintain herd records. She has been an advocate for Alabama BCIA, enthusiastically recruiting fellow cattle producers to maintain records and take advantage of BCIA opportunities. Newman Farms is an example for fellow cattle producers with their commitment to performance through use of performance evaluated herd sires and active record keeping. The husband-and-wife team has earned numerous BCIA Gold Star Cow Awards and two Most Improved Herd Awards. Newman Farms was honored as an Alabama Century Farm of Distinction in 2003 by the Alabama Department of Agriculture and also as the 2014 Beef Producer Award from the Pike County Farmers Federation. Linda Newman exhibits a positive portrayal of the beef story and what of Alabama BCIA symbolizes to her fellow cattlemen. Alabama BCIA named the 2014 recipient of the Outstanding Extension Educator at the 72nd Annual Alabama Cattleman’s Convention in Huntsville. Alabama BCIA recognized Dr. Soren Rodning, Associate Professor and Extension Veterinarian in the Auburn University Department of Animal Sciences and the Alabama Cooperative Extension System. The Outstanding Extension Educator Award is presented to recognize and honor an exceptional Extension Educator and their support and implementation of beef cattle performance programs in Alabama. Rodning’s Extension efforts primarily involve promoting herd health and reproductive manage- ment for beef and dairy cattle, with minor emphasis on meat goats, sheep, pigs and horses. His primary research focus is investigating various cattle diseases. Dr. Rodning has provided 40 invited lectures, has helped organize over 25 Extension programs, provided over 165 Extension presentations, authored or co-authored over 50 Extension publications, newsletters, fact sheets, informational bulletins and training manuals. Since 2011, Dr. Rodning has also worked extensively to co-conduct estrus synchronization and fixed time artificial insemination demonstrations, sponsored by Alabama BCIA. Rodning has also served as an instructor for the BCIA Seedstock Continuing Education Program and for the Master Cattlemen’s Program. Dr. Rodning also currently serves in the Alabama Army National Guard with the 20th Special Forces Group based in Birmingham. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2010-2011 with the 358th Medical Detachment of Veterinary Services. 6 sociation. Her goals are to pursue a doctorate in Meat Science and become a professor and researcher, focusing on both beef cattle nutrition and the meat quality characteristics affected by nutrition. The 2015 Alabama BCIF Undergraduate Scholarship was awarded to Anna Holliman, who is an undergraduate student within the Mississippi State University Animal and Dairy Science Department seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal Science/Veterinary Science. Miss Holliman is a native of Gordo, Alabama and has gained experience within the livestock industry and her family’s cattle operation. Her career goals are to become a large animal veterinarian and to operate a joint veterinary practice in west Alabama. The Alabama BCIF recently awarded a graduate fellowship and an undergraduate scholarship to two outstanding young people at the Alabama BCIA 2015 Annual Meeting and Awards Program held in conjunction with the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Convention in Huntsville. The Alabama BCIF was excited to offer undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in landgrant universities within colleges of agriculture. Alabama BCIF issued the call for interested undergraduate and graduate students to submit an application and supply an official transcript to apply for the offered undergraduate scholarship and graduate fellowship. The 2015 Alabama BCIF Graduate Fellowship was awarded to Carla Weissend, who is a graduate student seeking a Master of Science degree in beef cattle nutrition within the Auburn University Animal Sciences Department, under the direction of Dr. Russ Muntifering. A native of Montgomery, Alabama, Carla earned her Bachelor’s degree in Animal Science from Auburn University. Miss Weissend has gained experience in the livestock industry through Alabama 4-H, the National Junior Hereford Association, as an Auburn Ag Ambassador and an Alabama Cattlemen’s Association Intern. Miss Weissend serves as a Graduate Research Assistant in the Auburn Animal Sciences Department and as president of the Animal Science Graduate Student As- Two Ranch Management 101 workshops will be held in April to train cattle producers in various ranch management practices. Seven training stations providing instruction and demonstration will be presented on the following topics: 1) planning hay needs to meet your cattle feeding requirements 2) how to properly test soil and hay samples 3) best management practices of implants and herd health injections 4) proper techniques in calf dehorning and castration 5) an overview of supplemental feeds 6) record keeping and animal identification methods 7) measuring frame scores and assessing body condition of cattle. Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) instructors will provide this hands-on training, in rotating sessions, on each topic in a small group setting. The first Ranch Management 101 workshop will be held on Friday, April 17 in Marion Junction at the Black Belt Research and Extension Center. The second workshop will be held on Saturday, April 18 in Shorter at the E V Smith Research Center. Both workshops will begin with registration at 8:30 AM, include lunch and will adjourn at 2:30 PM. A registration fee of $35.00 per person will be required, and participation will be limited to the first 50 paid registered attendees for each location. The deadline for registration is Friday, April 10. To register or for more information, please contact ACES Animal Science and Forages Regional Extension Agents, Brenda Glover by email [email protected] or cell (334) 321-8828 or also contact Josh Elmore by email [email protected] or cell (334) 850-7859. 7 C o m m e r c i a l H e r d Aw a r d s 2014 Top Weaning Weights & Most Improved Herds Small (5-29) Herds Medium (30-99) Herds Large (100+) Herds 1st Place: Oneil Smith of Uriah—25 calves with a 681 lbs average. 2nd Place: Hollon Cattle Farm, Stan & Deborah Hollon of Prattville—13 calves with a 647 lbs average. 3rd Place: Sipsey Valley Farm, Dr. Chris Gladney & family of Buhl—17 calves with a 620 lbs average Most Improved: Sipsey Valley Farm, Dr. Chris Gladney & family of Buhl with an increase of 8.5 lbs. 1st Place: Cunningham Farms, James & Scott Cunningham of Molino—45 calves with an average of 658 lbs. 2nd Place: Gulf Coast Research & Extension Center in Fairhope—89 calves with a 651 lbs average. 3rd Place: Colvin Cattle, Hubert Colvin of Aliceville—47 calves with a 620 lbs average 1st Place: Cleveland Land & Cattle, Chip Cleveland of Prattville. —320 calves with a 585 lbs average. 2nd Place: Harrell Watts, Jr. of Sardis—195 calves with a 564 lbs average. 3rd Place: Black Belt Res. & Ext. Center in Marion Junction—113 calves with a 536 lbs average Most Improved: Cleveland Land & Cattle, Chip Cleveland of Prattville with an increase of 46.6 lbs. 2014 Gold Star Cows—149 Awarded from 3,491 Total Dams Presented each year to members with brood cows that produce beef cattle offspring that meet the criteria of today’s market. Producer’s brood cow must be a commercial cow, have two or more calves in the BCIA record-keeping system (205 days weights of 160 to 250 days of age), have a calving interval of 370 days or less, and produce calves that meet or exceed the current state average adjusted 205 day weight with an average 205 day weight ratio of 105 or higher. Grace Hill Farm, Coffee county—3 cows Jones Brothers Farm, Autauga county—5 cows Cleveland Land & Cattle, Autauga county—12 cows Hollon Cattle Farm, Autauga county—2 cows Harrell Watts, Jr., Dallas county—2 cows Triple M Farms, Hale county—2 cows Stephens Farm, Inc., Dallas county—1 cow 4 Star Cows Three L Ranch, Autauga county—1 cow Winslow Farms, Autauga county—1 cow Grace Hill Farm, Coffee county—3 cows Jones Brothers Farm, Autauga county—4 cows Cleveland Land & Cattle, Autauga county—2 cows Gulf Coast Res & Ext Center, Baldwin county—2 cows Harrell Watts, Jr., Dallas county—2 cows Triple M Farms, Hale county—2 cows DR Farm, Hale county—2 cows Stephens Farm, Inc., Dallas county—2 cows Cunningham Farms, Florida—1 cow 3 Star Cows Carter Cattle Co., Montgomery county—13 cows Jones Brothers Farm, Autauga county—3 cows Cleveland Land & Cattle, Autauga county—3 cows Triple M Farms, Hale county—2 cows Oneil Smith, Monroe county—1 cow Stephens Farm, Inc., Dallas county—2 cows Cunningham Farms, Florida—1 cow 2 Star Cows Winslow Farms, Autauga county—5 cows Grace Hill Farm, Coffee county—1 cow Jones Brothers Farm, Autauga county—4 cows Cleveland Land & Cattle, Autauga county—1 cow Jimmy Friday, Dallas county—1 cow Harrell Watts, Jr., Dallas county—1 cow XL Farm, Tuscaloosa county—2 cows Stephens Farm, Inc., Dallas county—1 cow 11 Star Cows Three L Ranch, Autauga county—1 cow Grace Hill Farm, Coffee county—1 cow XL Farm, Tuscaloosa county—1 cow 10 Star Cows Winslow Farms, Autauga county—1 cow Grace Hill Farm, Coffee county—1 cow 9 Star Cows Winslow Farms, Autauga county—3 cows Grace Hill Farm, Coffee county—5 cows Gulf Coast Res & Ext Center, Baldwin county—1 cow Triple M Farms, Hale county—1 cow 8 Star Cows Three L Ranch, Autauga county—2 cows Grace Hill Farm, Coffee county—2 cows Triple M Farms, Hale county—1 cow Cyril & Linda Newman, Pike county—1 cow Bambarger Cattle Farm, Tuscaloosa county—2 cows 7 Star Cows Three L Ranch, Autauga county—1 cow Winslow Farms, Autauga county—1 cow Grace Hill Farm, Coffee county—3 cows Jones Brothers Farm, Autauga county—1 cow Harrell Watts, Jr., Dallas county—2 cows Triple M Farms, Hale county—1 cow Cyril & Linda Newman, Pike county—1 cow Stephens Farm, Inc., Dallas county—2 cows 6 Star Cows Three L Ranch, Autauga county—2 cows Grace Hill Farm, Coffee county—2 cows Cleveland Land & Cattle, Autauga county—11 cows Harrell Watts, Jr., Dallas county—4 cows Triple M Farms, Hale county—1 cow Bambarger Cattle Farm, Tuscaloosa county—2 cows 5 Star Cows Three L Ranch, Autauga county—1 cow Winslow Farms, Autauga county—2 cows 8 Top Weaning Wt. Herds in Medium Herd Size Category-Left to Right: Scott Cunningham, Cunningham Farms, 1st place; Malcomb Pegues, Gulf Coast Res. & Ext. Center, 2nd place; Hubert Colvin, Colvin Cattle, 3rd place. BCIA Gold Star Cow Awards—Left to Right: Crawford Jones, Jones Bros. Farm; Bill Lipscomb, 3L Ranch; Malcomb Pegues, Gulf Coast Res. & Ext. Center; Tommy Martin, Triple M Farms; Donny Stephens, Stephens Farms, Inc.; Scott Cunningham, Cunningham Farms Top Weaning Wt. Herd in Large Herd Size Category, 1st Place and Most Improved Herd in the Large Herd CategoryCleveland Land & Cattle, represented by Crawford Jones 9 Alabama Beef CaƩle Improvement AssociaƟon, Inc. Alabama BCIA 40 County Rd 756 Clanton, AL 35045 Alabama BCIA is a cooperative agreement between the Alabama Cooperative Extension System and the Alabama Beef Cattle Improvement Association, Inc. 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