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2016 Lautner Farms America’s Greatest Sires

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His value to the Maine Anjou breed is unprecedented as there has never been another one like him!

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from nick tooker

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The easy feeding winning kind! Push him for Dallas or coast him to a winter Texas major. Perfect feet, big boned, good neck, good hipped. Hair or slick he can compete. Calm enough for a 1st year showman.
Sire: Monopoly
Dam:Maine/Char
DOB: July
Call Nick Tooker CRSC
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calves from Kristen N Bob Brown

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General Lee bull calf

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WHERE CAN YOU FIND THE BEST MATERNAL BULLS IN THE INDUSTRY ? WE GOT THEM HERE AT LAUTNER FARMS- 800-515-3284

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WITH OUT QUESTION, HEAT WAVE IS THE KING OF THE CLUB CALF WORLD!

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Lewis Family Cattle Online Embryo and Semen Sale – May 24th & 25th

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Sale Offering: Embryos
Sire of Embryos: Heatwave original
Donor Name: 2011
Donor Sire: OCC Machinist
Donor Dam: Shorhorn
Breed: XX
Number of Embryos: 3
Location of Cattle: All embryos and Semen will be shipped from REI in Stillwater, OK
Consigner: Lewis Family Cattle * Stacy Lewis (918) 617-0074; Brennan Lewis (918) 617-7174; Dillon Lewis (918) 617-4474
Comments: 2011 is TH and PHa free!  Our soggy feminine made tank of a donor, 2011, mated to the king, Heatwave!  This mating screams bull or donor prospect.  You can’t go wrong with the cow power from this girl!
Special Note: Buyer to pay ALL shipping.

Sale Offering: Embryos
Sire of Embryos: Solid Gold
Donor Name: 801
Donor Sire: Alias
Donor Dam: Mighty Whitey
Breed: XX
Number of Embryos: 3
Location of Cattle: All embryos and Semen will be shipped from REI in Stillwater, OK
Consigner: Lewis Family Cattle * Stacy Lewis (918) 617-0074; Brennan Lewis (918) 617-7174; Dillon Lewis (918) 617-4474
Comments: 801 is TH and PHa free!  Solid Gold is dominating in Texas and now he is tearing it up in Oklahoma.  After siring the Grand at OYE this year, jump on the bandwagon and get in the back drop with this mating.  801 is goose necked and smooth made, just the type that click with SG to make those stout freaky colored calves.  Bid with confidence on these eggs because this may be the last time they are offered.  The rest are going into our cows this fall!  Pictured is an 801/MAB steer.
Special Note: Buyer to pay ALL shipping.

 

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I-80 X Honey. % Simm & Tainer sells 9.11.16 Schaeffer Tice fall sale. Mat sib to Mizes & Sweet Dreams

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MONOPOLY AND CLONES 4 & 5 THRU LAUTNER FARMS! CALL US TODAY AND GET HIM ADDED TO YOUR NEXT SHIPMENT! 800-515-3284

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MONOPOLY 4 & 5 CALVES FROM Burch Livestock- SELLING JUNE 1ST & 2ND ON CW sales

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“Jesse James bull calf. Will definitely be breeding some cows back to him this season.” From Cody-Ashley Cranor

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Shike Cattle Company Online Steer Sale – ending tonight!

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Sire: Man Among Boys
Dam: Tinman
Date of Birth: Spring
Sex: Bull/Steer
Breed: Crossbred
Location of Cattle: Alexis, IL
Consigner: David Shike: 309-236-2415 * Dan Shike: 217-369-7468

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Sire: Monopoly
Dam: Friction x Impulse x Heat Seeker
Date of Birth: Spring
Sex: Bull/Steer
Breed: Crossbred
Location of Cattle: Alexis, IL
Consigner: David Shike: 309-236-2415 * Dan Shike: 217-369-7468

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Sire: Man Among Boys
Dam: Who Da Man x 6651
Date of Birth: Spring
Sex: Bull/Steer
Breed: Crossbred
Location of Cattle: Alexis, IL
Consigner: David Shike: 309-236-2415 * Dan Shike: 217-369-7468

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SEND US YOUR LAUTNER BRED CALF PICTURES- TEXT TO 515-370-3886 OR E-MAIL TO KRISTY.LAUTNERFARMS@GMAIL.COM

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HERE IS A CHANCE TO ADD POWERFUL GENETICS AT A FRACTION OF THE COST OF THE ORIGINAL AND STILL GET THE SAME RESULTS!!

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Shared from Brad Otto

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MAB continues to sire champion steer at all levels. Many proclaim to have the next great club calf sire year after year but it reminds many of the boy that cried wolf 1 too many times. As my grandfather once told me, ” you can’t make chicken soup out of chicken shit” and this is true in the club calf world. MAB sired calves impress from start to finish. MAB will generate more dollars per straw used guaranteed. From semen quality, minimal calving issues, highly marketable cattle and most importantly cattle that will win at all levels. “

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Shike Cattle Company Online Heifer Sale-may 24th and 25th

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Tag: 8102
Sire: Monopoly
Dam: Maximus x Barbara
Date of Birth: Spring
Sex: Heifer
Breed: > 6.25% Chi
Location of Cattle: Alexis, IL
Consigner: David Shike: 309-236-2415 * Dan Shike: 217-369-7468

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Tag: 10418
Sire: Ready 2 Rumble
Dam: Paddy O’Malley
Date of Birth: Spring
Sex: Heifer
Breed: 3/8 Maine
Location of Cattle: Alexis, IL
Consigner: David Shike: 309-236-2415 * Dan Shike: 217-369-7468

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Tag: 7198
Sire: Monopoly
Dam: Fire Water x PB Angus (Fullback)
Date of Birth: Spring
Sex: Heifer
Breed: Commercial
Location of Cattle: Alexis, IL
Consigner: David Shike: 309-236-2415 * Dan Shike: 217-369-7468

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Lautner Farms sires for spring lease- give us a call at 800-515-3284

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DAKOTA GOLD -TH & PHA FREE MONOPOLY SON, HIGH DOLLAR GENETICS AT ORDINARY PEOPLE PRICES!

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A MUST USE IN YOUR BREEDING PROGRAM!

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“I absolutely love what Dakota gold is doing for us”- Laura Foster-harris

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BVD: Big Viral Dilemma

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More than half a century after its discovery, bovine viral diarrhea (BVD) still wages war on cattle health and producers’ livelihoods.

One of the beef industry’s biggest quandaries has been ridding cattle herds of bovine viral diarrhea (BVD). The virus was first discovered in 1946 and has been found on every continent except Antarctica. Like many infections, different strains of BVD have mutated and evolved across the world.

BVD causes decreased reproduction, lower feed efficiency, higher mortality and morbidity rates. Exposure to persistently infected (PI) cattle is costly. A feedlot study from 2009 reveals contact with a PI-calf results in losses of $41.84 to $93.52 per animal.

Because of BVD’s global and fiscal impact, a forum was hosted by the National Institute for Animal Agriculture and the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association to address issues and seek solutions for the disease. Cattle producers, veterinarians, university researchers, government officials and industry professionals all took part in the conversation.

“We want to continue to educate the industry about BVD virus,” says Dan Grooms, DVM, professor at Michigan State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

To control BVD, Grooms says there are three important steps in the prevention chain:

  • Implementing biosecurity by reducing the risk of the virus entering a herd through contact with PI-cattle
  • Identifying and eliminating PI-cattle from herds to stop disease transmission
  • Improving herd immunity through vaccine immunization

Grooms says none of these approaches will work simply on their own, but when used together they will go a long way toward protecting the beef supply chain. The ultimate goal is to eliminate BVD losses all together.

Southeast Stigma

In many cattle circles, the Southeast region gets a bad reputation in regards to health and preconditioning. Commercial cow-calf producer Brian Bolt from Anderson, S.C., prides himself in changing that stigma placed on Southeast calves through a set vaccination and health program.

Besides running a cow-calf herd, Bolt also develops embryo transfer recipients and serves as manager of business development for AgriClear. When he started the recipient business, Bolt began BVD PI-testing.

“Not finding any (PI-cattle) I feel like we’re offering our customers some advanced assurance we’re doing our job,” Bolt says.

At times Bolt felt disappointed not to find a PI-animal in his herd because it would give him a “smoking gun” to pinpoint any production downfalls. He advises cow-calf producers not to get frustrated about testing and not take it personally if a PI-calf were to show up in their herd.

The market should incentivize doing the right thing, Bolt says. Maybe it is a two-sided coin and the industry needs to penalize doing the wrong thing.

In the Southeast, Bolt says, it becomes difficult for producers because they aren’t selling truck loads. Southeast cattlemen are dealing in smaller lots so it is hard to witness the financial benefit from vaccinating and PI-testing.

“You have to appreciate our complete lack of infrastructure in some areas,” Blot says. Cattle feeding and packing facilities are almost non-existent in the Southeast. That puts a lot of road miles between those calves and their next destination.

“I think BVD may be a people problem,” Bolt says. Maybe the culture around how producers handle and address BVD in their herds needs to be changed.

A Background in BVD

As a backgrounder, Brian Keith receives calves that come from the Southeast that many consider to be high-risk. Keith backgrounds 15,000 cattle per year and has more than 28 years of experience working with high-risk calves.

Keith Cattle Co. receives many put-together load lots purchased through order buyers and delivered to the ranch in Allen, Kan.

“They may come from 50 to 60 different farms and ranches, with different management programs, different vaccination programs or maybe none at all,” Keith says. His goal is to get those cattle on the same plane of health and nutrition before moving on to the next step.

“BVD has been a big, big problem over the years,” Keith adds. For more than 10 years Keith Cattle Co. has BVD PI-tested every calf that comes through the ranch.

Newly arrived calves are given a day on hay and water before entering the chute for the start of the health program. An ear-notch sample is taken from each calf and sent to a lab 30 miles away in Emporia, Kan. By the following morning Keith will know if a PI-positive calf has entered his starter yard.

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Kansas rancher Brian Keith BVD PI-tests all cattle that come through his backgrounding yard and cow-calf operation. Photo by Wyatt Bechtel

All PI-positive calves are sent to a quarantine pen. “They stay there until they die or we harvest them. Keeping those cattle isolated is just paramount,” Keith says.

Two times Keith had a customer who preferred to sell the PI-calf. In those cases the calf was identified with two ear tags marked “PI” and had a big “PI” written in chalk before it entered the local livestock market.

In addition to running a backgrounding operation, Keith is a partner on 300 head of commercial cows. All cows and their calves are tested. New bulls are tested, too.

To prevent any exposure to PI-cattle, Keith built an additional handling facility for his cow-calf herd. He limits nose-to-nose contact by keeping the cows’ pastures isolated from the backgrounding facility.

Economic Toll

Calculating the costs of BVD to the cattle industry is a difficult chore because it touches so many areas. Taking the task to determine how financially burdensome BVD can be, Derrell Peel, Extension livestock marketing specialist at Oklahoma State University, looked at all facets of the cattle industry from cow-calf, stockers, feedlots and even dairies.

“BVD impacts all sectors of the industry in different ways,” Peel says.

“A lot of the loss is probably not even recognized by producers,” he adds.

Peel looked at an array of economic studies that have been performed over the years analyzing the costs associated with BVD on individual sectors and found:

  • Beef cows $20 to $30 per cow
  • Dairy cows $45 to $55 per cow
  • Stocker and Feedlot calves $20 to $45 per feeder animal
  • All cattle and calves $17 to $28 per head

Peel estimates the total loss to the industry is $1.54 to $2.59 billion. However, he cautions estimates varied widely in the studies because of different population sets, various methodologies as well as economic assumptions.

“I think these numbers probably capture the impacts in a general sense across the industry,” Peel relates. “The important part is it’s a big number.”

Since 1986, the U.S. calf crop has dropped almost 4%. Peel says the loss can’t all be attributed to BVD, but symptoms related to the disease such as early embryonic death and declining reproduction should be worrisome to cattlemen.

“The question becomes if you could take out those BVD impacts, how much would this change? I don’t know that we know the answer,” Peel says.

Another area of angst for Peel was looking at the stocker-backgrounder segment. Feedlots tend to keep good data on death loss and health. In stockers there just hasn’t been the same amount of research and data accumulated. Peel estimates there are going to be more PI-calves at the stocker-backgrounder phase compared to feedlots. Some of those cattle won’t even make it onto the next level.

“Part of the challenge of attributing impacts specifically to BVD is the fact it is so closely linked to other diseases, such as BRD [bovine respiratory disease],” Peel says.

Feedlots have experienced higher instances of death loss during the past 20 to 30 years. According to Kansas State Universities’ Focus on Feedlots survey statistics, death loss has risen 0.52% in the past 22 years.

With data from a single commercial feedlot, Peel found the death loss had risen 0.042% per year from 1982 to 2014, for a total increase of 1.39%.

Peel says the beef industry needs to figure out why these death loss numbers and decreased reproduction are occurring—it’s not likely BDV is to blame for it all.

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The Rules of Selling PI-Cattle

When a PI-calf has been identified, the owner has to decide what to do with it. One option is sending it through traditional marketing channels like an auction barn. However, livestock markets need to be aware of PI-animals before entering a sale ring, says Lindsay Graber, director of marketing and communications at the Livestock Marketing Association (LMA), Kansas City, MO.

“Market owner-operators are committed to the transparency of the health status in relation to PI-positive calves for sale at their markets when that information is given to them on those animals upon arrival,” Graber says.

Once those PI-positive cattle arrive at a facility, they will be quarantined to eliminate nose-to-nose contact with other cattle at the sale barn.

When a PI-animal enters the sale ring, an announcement is typically made to the crowd. Other auction facilities might mark the animal with chalk or ear tags.

“One of the bigger issues from BVD (PI) animals moving through a market is permanent identification,” Graber says.

There is the potential for a PI-animal identified with chalk and ear tags to re-enter a sale ring with no one knowing it carried BVD. It could be sold direct to another producer and no one would be the wiser.

Graber says there have been “proactive approaches” in some states for permanent identification of PI-cattle. In Oklahoma the local LMA organization has been working to establish a “PI” brand in the state.

 

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Capatske Cattle Co. Sire Options and Polzin Embryo Center Online Semen and Embryo Sale – May 23rd & 24th

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Sale Offering: Embryos
Sire of Embryos: Monopoly
Donor Name: PZC Brooklyn 939ET
Donor Sire: Mr Fire Water 5792 RET
Donor Dam: Thomas Ms Impressive0641
Breed: Club Calf
Number of Embryos: 3
Consigner: Polzin Cattle Chris 612-916-0105
Comments: PZC Brooklyn is one of the most complete donors produced by the industry leading Fire Water x 0641 matings. Your choice of the proven Monopoly mating or the exciting young sire In God We Trust. Guarantee of 1 pregnancy per lot. Buyer responsible for all shipping costs.

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LAUTNER FARMS “HEAVY HITTERS” GIVE US A CALL TO ORDER THESE LEGENDARY BULL SIRES FROM LAUTNER FARMS-800/515/3284

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HUFF N PUFF- ORDER NOW!! 800-515-3284

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“The last two pictures I’ve seen of Huff N Puff calves look damn good” Conrad Elmore

“Huff N Puff is siring the best calves ever born on our place.” Cory Thomsen

“If all the Huff N Puff’s are like this, he’s going to be my main clubby bull next year! Hairy,stout,bone, the bull calves look like great fat steers and the heifers looks like breeding or market!” Thanks Doug Jensen

“I want to lease Huff N Puff, didn’t breed to him near enough!” Greg Kroupa

 

All those reporting in have said the same thing…they are kicking themselves for not using him more!
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Venable Show Cattle-Anadarko, OK- GOING ON TODAY!

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Steer
Sire: Monopoly
Dam: Yellow Jacket
D.O.B.: September
Tag: 3
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This steer is a slick shearing machine! He is big top, big boned and massive, and moves great! This steer came out of Bruce Glover heard and is bred to win! Don’t miss out on the opportunity.

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Sire: Man Among Boys
Dam: Maine
D.O.B.: August
Tag: 4
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This steer has all the right parts! He super hairy, stout, big boned and moves great. He has Fat Steer written all over him. He looks like one that is sure to feed great and end up in the winners circle in a slick or hair show!

Steer
Sire: Heat Wave
Dam: Maine
D.O.B.: April
Tag: 5
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If your looking for a Tulsa or Dallas steer look no further! This steer is real good and super gentle and ready to show!

Steer
Sire: Unstoppable
Dam: Witch Dr
D.O.B.: October
Tag: 6
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Chubby feedin’ kind of steer with great hair!

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from garth simpson- High quality Ready 2 Rumble!! Come see us for your next prospect and project… Cattle available all summer. 574-835-4293

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