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RESERVE GRAND MARKET ANIMAL PLYMOUTH CO IOWA

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Sired by: Monopoly2 X Ground Zero

Shown By: Leah Ellensohn

Raised by: Weaver Show Cattle, Moville IA

*** Pasture Sale: Sept.15th 2014 ***

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2014 Red River Valley Fair Jr. Livestock Show- Sept 27th

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I-80 CLONE NOW $20 | ORDER TODAY! LAUTNER FARMS 800-515-3284

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SEMEN NOW PRICED AT $20 FOR A LIMITED TIME ONLY! CALL TODAY AND TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS GREAT DEAL BEFORE IT ENDS!

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Send us your County Fair pictures to feature on our blog- text to 515-370-3886 or email to kristy.lautnerfarms@gmail.com

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Semen Available on both MAB Clones ready to be shipped! Clones now being collected at Nichols Cryo Genetics!

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Congratulations Brooke Kosinski on a great show year!

Author: Kristy

Monopoly x Brittany 05K
Class winner Ring A & B- 5 Peaks Classic 
Class WInner- Lane Co. Fair 
Res. Overall Showman
Honored to be working with a family that does such a tremendous job every year with our cattle!

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Reimann Ranches 10th Annual Pasture Sale- Sept 22nd

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Res FFA Champion steer at the Stanislaus County Fair. Shared from Todd Fair

Author: Kristy

 Megan Silveria and her Res FFA Champion steer at the Stanislaus County Fair. Job well done Megan, glad to see your hard work pay off! Calf was a late April born Monopoly x Fair Wicked Harriet 902W.

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UNCLE SI- SEMEN AVAILABLE NOW, THRU LAUTNER FARMS! CALL TODAY 800-515-3284

Author: Kristy

Want to add the Shorthorn color and not give up any crossbred power? Uncle Si will deliver. Out of the same cow as War Eagle and being a full brother to Abby Badger’s steer. how can anyone not be excited about Uncle Si! In addition, he is TH FREE & PHA FREE and that is a fact jack!!  Hang on to your hat, Uncle Si will take colored genetics to a whole new level. Join in on the excitement and add Uncle Si in your breeding plans! 

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2014 RESERVE NATIONAL CHI HEIFER (UPDATED PIC)- From Nick Weaver

Author: Kristy

Monopoly X Who Made Who
Shown By: Leslie Rogers
Sold By: Wyatt Baker
Raised By: WEAVER SHOW CATTLE, MOVILLE,IA
*** FULL SIBS SELL SEPT. 15TH ***

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Spring Born Online Sale from Dax Lautner Show Steers-Sept 1st

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Walk This Way: Order Today From Lautner Farms: 800-515-3284

Author: Kristy

WITH SONS LIKE UNCLE SI, ABBY BADGERS STEER AND A HOST OF OTHERS, HOW CAN THIS BULL NOT BE ON YOUR LIST OF ONES TO USE FOR 2014? THIS ONE PERFECTS WHAT OTHER’S TRIED TO PERFECT. WALKS THIS WAY’S POPULARITY GAINED STEAM AS THE SEASON PROGRESSED. BE PART OF THE PROGRESSION! ORDER TODAY 800-515-3284  

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Mid-year inventory shows further declines in cattle numbers

Author: Kristy

John Maday, Managing Editor, Drovers CattleNetwork  |  Updated: 07/25/2014

The July 1 Cattle report from USDA, released on Friday, July 25, shows reductions in almost all classes of cattle since the last mid-year report issued in July 2012. Last year, USDA did not issue a July Cattle report due to the sequestration that temporarily reduced funding for federal government agencies.

Compared with July 1, 2012

  • All cattle and calves in the United States, at 95 million head, are down 3 percent from 97.8 million.
  • Cows and heifers that have calved, at 39 million, are down 2 percent.
  • Beef cows, at 29.7 million, are down 3 percent.
  • Milk cows, at 9.3 million, up 1 percent.
  • All heifers weighing 500 pounds and over, at 14.9 million, are down 5 percent.
  • Beef replacement heifers, at 4.1 million, are down 2 percent.
  • Milk replacement heifers are down 5 percent at 3.9 million head.
  • Other heifers, at 6.9 million, are down 7 percent.
  • Steers weighing 500 pounds and over are down 4 percent at13.5 million head.

The 2014 calf crop is expected to be 33.6 million, down 1 percent from 2013 and down 2 percent from 2012. Calves born during the first half of the year are estimated at 24.3 million, down 2 percent from 2013 and down 3 percent from 2012.

The report certainly indicates the nation’s cow herd has continued to shrink, but lacking a July 2013 report, the comparisons with two years ago could mask some more recent trends. Comparisons with numbers from the last report, issued on January 1, 2014, also would be misleading due to seasonal shifts in populations of various classes of cattle, such as female calves in July being classified as replacement heifers the following January, or beef-cow numbers dropping between July and January due to late-summer and fall culling of open cows. However, the January 2014 inventory report showed a 2 percent increase in beef replacement heifers compared with January 1, 2013, suggesting some rebuilding in herds in areas where weather and forage supplies allow.

This year’s Cattle on Feed reports also have suggested producers are retaining a few more heifers for breeding. The July 2014 report for example, also released on Friday, July 25, showed an overall reduction in feedyard inventories of 2 percent compared with a year ago. Steers in feedyards were down 1 percent, while heifers were down by 5 percent. Likewise, the January 2014 Cattle on Feed report showed a 5 percent year-to-year reduction in feedyard inventories, with a 4 percent reduction in steers and an 8 percent reduction in heifers on feed. These figures suggest a modest increase in the number of heifers going back into breeding herds rather than shipping to the feedyard. Although the report shows the number of beef replacement heifers down 2 percent from that of July 2012, it seems likely the next Cattle report, in January 2015, will again show a small increase in replacement-heifer numbers.

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SEMEN READY TO BE SHIPPED FOR THIS NEW LAUTNER SIRE- “TOTAL PERFECTION” CALL TODAY 800-515-3284!!!

Author: Kristy

When has the opportunity come along to use a black TH & PHA Free son with this much style and look??Probably never? This ¾ Maine Anjou is going to be used by the Best in the Business!! Y’not Join Em!!

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Fancy Jesse James Heifer Raised By Us! Check her out in Felicity, Ohio – Brandon Snider

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Solid Choices from Lautner Farms- make us part of your breeding line up this Spring! 800-515-3284

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Storing Wet and Modified Distillers Grains

Author: Kristy

JULY 28, 2014

Distillers Grains

How should you store wet distillers grains to feed this fall and winter?
By: Warren Rusche, Cow/Calf Field Specialist, SDSU Extension

The market prices for distillers grain prices have dropped significantly in recent weeks. As  Darrell Mark points out in his recent articleDistillers Grains Prices Declining, prices have declined both in absolute dollar values but also as a percentage of the value of corn. For instance based on average South Dakota prices for corn and distillers grains at the beginning of May 2014, wet distillers grains (WDGS; 65% moisture) were at 105% of the value of corn. Currently, they are priced at only 65% of corn, which would be the lowest percentage relative to corn since late 2011. Modified distillers (MDGS; 50% moisture) have shown a similar decline, with the average MDGS:corn ratio in SD declining from 108% to 85%.

These reductions in the prices of distillers grains potentially represent a tremendous opportunity for livestock producers to lock in lower feed costs going into fall and winter. Purchasing distillers now and storing the feed until needed is one method to take advantage of favorable feed prices. Based on research conducted at SDSU, there are several different storage options available that have been successfully utilized to store wet and modified distillers grains.

Storing WDGS can be challenging because the product by itself does not readily stack or pack in a bunker or pile. One approach to solve that problem has been to mix about 70 to 80% WDGS and 20 to 30% roughage on an as-fed basis. That mixture can then be stored in either a bunker silo or pile and covered with plastic. Another possibility is storing WDGS in a silage bag; in this case care needs to be taken to avoid excess pressure on the bag to prevent rupture. Because MDGS contain less moisture, they lend themselves better to being stored in a bunker or pile without being mixed with other roughage compared to WDGS. In some cases mixing 10% roughage would make packing a bunker silo easier.

Using either a silage bag or covering a pile or bunker with plastic will help prevent spoilage and dry matter losses until the start of the feeding period.

What happens if for whatever reason WDGS were simply piled and left uncovered? Although that certainly isn’t the ideal way to manage this feedstuff, some recent experiments at Nebraska (Harding et al., 2012) indicate that this could be a viable strategy if necessary. Those researchers compared covered or uncovered storage of WDGS in two separate experiments in finishing and growing cattle. For the finishing study the storage began in early June and lasted for 38 days and in the growing trial the WDGS was piled in late October and stored for five months prior to initiation of feeding. Researchers compared WDGS stored either covered or uncovered for 40 days before the start of the feeding period and found that uncovered storage did result in DM losses of 6 to 12% as well as losses in fat, fiber, and protein. They saw no reductions in performance or feed efficiency in either the finishing or growing cattle when fed the uncovered WDGS, but they did note a reduction in dry matter intake for the growing calves fed the uncovered WDGS. Feeding distillers grains stored in this manner wouldn’t be recommended for pregnant livestock because of the potential negative effects of molds and mycotoxins, although in these experiments mycotoxins were not detected.

When considering whether or not to store distillers grains, producers do need to consider labor costs, costs of cover or bags, the availability of the by-product feeds, and in the case of WDGS the availability of low-quality roughage for mixing. Mark also points out that additional weakness in the distillers market is possible, depending on feed demand and the corn market, which would strengthen the case for waiting to lock in feed needs.

 

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DO YOUR HEIFERS A FAVOR & CALL TODAY FOR YOUR CALVING EASE SOLUTION! 800-515-3284

Author: Kristy

REPORTS ARE IN, AND THIS ONE IS FOR REAL! TWO GREAT SIRES IN ONE PACKAGE! LOW BIRTH WEIGHTS AND GREAT LOOKING CALVES. DO YOUR HEIFERS A FAVOR AND CALL TODAY FOR YOUR CALVING EASE SOLUTION! 

“You need to promote Ali’s Solution more, I love my calves and they come small.” – Toby Frehauf

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Good luck Hayley Garbo at the Washtenaw Fair w Ms Paparazzi. Sired by Monopoly Money- From Joshua Kastel

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SEMEN AVAILABLE TO ORDER ON NEW SIRE “READY TO ROLL” (FULL BROTHER TO READY 2 RUMBLE) !GIVE US A CALL TODAY 800-515-3284

Author: Kristy

 ”THE BEST BULL IN DENVER BY A COUNTRY MILE.” – KORKY WISE

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LOOK AT THIS ONE FOR A LONG TIME BECAUSE READY 2 ROLL WILL BE AROUND FOR A LONG, LONG TIME!! WE PREDICTED HEAT WAVE’S GREATNESS LONG BEFORE ANY COWS WERE BRED TO HIM. WE HAVE THE SAME FEELING ABOUT  READY 2 ROLL. STOP BY THE COLLECTION FACILITY, SEE FOR YOURSELF, 100% CERTAIN YOU WILL AGREE! JUMP ON THE BAND WAGON BECAUSE THE BEST IN THE BUSINESS ARE ALREADY ABOARD. FASTEN YOUR SEAT BELTS AND GET READY 2 ROLL.

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Unstoppable steer day 2 clipping for state fair- Cody Rice

Author: Kristy

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Man Among Boys cloned semen available through Launtner Farms call and order today! 800-515-3284

Author: Kristy

With MAB’s popularity on the rise, what better time to come up with clones then now? Man Among Boys genetics at a fraction of the cost. Semen is available and ready to be shipped!! Call Lautner Farms at 800-515-3284!

MAN AMONG BOYS CLONES

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This awesome unstoppable heifer sells September 1 on breeders world in Tillman show cattle online sale. Shared from Jade Lowe

Author: Kristy

She is an unstoppable x oopsie our american outlaw x maine donor. Oopsie came from the high standards sale from Jones ten years ago

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WANT TO ADD COLOR? LAUTNER FARMS HAS THE BEST COLORED SIRES IN THE INDUSTRY!

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CALL AND ADD SOME COLOR TO YOUR NEXT SEMEN ORDER!!

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GOOD AS GOLD- SEMEN NOW AVAILABLE THRU LAUTNER FARMS! GIVE US A CALL 800-515-3284

Author: Kristy

 Never before has there been the unique opportunity to use genetics of 2 Houston Grand Champion Steers combined into one great TH & PHA Free package.  The sire Solid Gold cell line was purchased by us and a cell line was taken at 6 months of age.  Good as gold cell line was purchased by us and taken at approximately at 7 months of age Which in itself shows what we thought of both long before the Houston Steer Show made them famous.  How can you find a sire with a more power packed genetic make up?? We don’t think you can.  Seems the name is so fitting Good as Gold.  

 

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