Welcome to Superior Livestock!
AUGUST 19-22, 2014
DISH NETWORK- CHANNEL 232
-Auction will be held at The Holiday Inn, Sheridan, Wyoming-
Please note that the Holiday Inn is booked- please take a look at these alternate hotels:
Candlewood Suites 307-675-2117
Mill Inn 307-672-6401
Hampton Inn 307-673-2374
Offering 132,000 Head
Tuesday, August 19
Superior Sunrise@ 7:30 A.M. (MDT)
Auction- 8:00 A.M. to approximately 2:00 P.M. (MDT)
Region 3/4/5/6 Weaned Calves
Region 3/4/5/6 Calves on Cows
Wednesday, August 20
Superior Sunrise@ 7:30 A.M. (MDT)
Auction-8:00 A.M. to approximately 3:30 P.M. (MDT)
Region 3/4/5/6 Feeder Steers
Region 3/4/5/6 Feeder Heifers
Region 1&2 Feeder Steers
Region 1&2 Feeder Heifers
Bred Stock & Weigh Cows
Thursday, August 21
Superior Sunrise@ 7:30 A.M. (MDT)
Auction - 8:00 A.M. to approximately 5:00 P.M. (MDT)
Region 1 & 2 Weaned Calves & Calves on Cows from:
Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wyoming,
Utah, Western Colorado, Nevada, Idaho, Oregon & California
Customer Appreciation Dinner at 6:00 P.M. at the Holiday Inn
Guest speaker, Billie Sutton, will share his inspirational message
and his sister, Rehme Sutton will sing.
Friday, August 22
Superior Sunrise @ 7:30 A.M. (MDT)
Auction – 8:00 A.M. to approximately 2:30 P.M. (MDT)
Region 2 Weaned Calves & Calves on Cows from:
Montana, Nebraska & Central & Eastern Colorado
If you would like to know the estimated time a lot will sell or to get a buyer number, please
call us at 800.422.2117
Welcome to Sheridan, Wyoming for the Superior Livestock Auction “Big Horn Classic”. The Red Angus Association of America has been a proud sponsor of this event for more than five years. Ranchers, cattle feeders and beef industry groups will gather as more than 132,000 head of cattle will be offered for sale beginning August 19th.
Pay special attention to the cattle enrolled in the Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP). Calves wearing the Red Angus FCCP Yellow Tag are identified as having at least 50% Red Angus bloodlines which qualify those calves for the new Tyson Fresh Meats' Choice+ grid and Angus product lines. Calves wearing the Allied Access Green Tag are identified as Red Angus composite calves.
Thank you for joining us as Red Angus sponsors Superiors’ stretch of summer video sales which started at the Week in the Rockies in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, then to the high desert of Winnemucca, Nevada for Video Royale and now ending the season with the Big Horn Classic in historic Sheridan, Wyoming.
For more information, visit us at RedAngus.org.
… that the checkoff’s Masters of Beef Advocacy (MBA) program equips beef producers across the country to tell their stories via presentations to schools and church/civic groups, through local media, at the local coffee shop, and in the “virtual” world of the Internet. The MBA program is a self-directed online training program that equips beef producers and industry allies with the information they need to be everyday advocates for the beef industry. Five years after its launch, the MBA boasts more than 5,000 graduates in 48 states and around the globe, in countries including Australia, Canada and Mexico!
“Thanks to our checkoff-funded MBA program, my husband, Troy, and I have the knowledge and confidence to reach out to consumers with our ranch story and have information and facts to back it up,” says Stacy Hadrick, a South Dakota rancher. “So, we can connect with consumers by sharing the latest news and research about beef, as well as what we do day-to-day on our ranch.”
Hear more fromEarn your MBA today!
With his unique perspective of scientific research and real-world knowledge of the checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program, Dr. Clyde Lane, the 2014 BQA Educator of the Year, has been translating that information into practical on-farm management tools for beef cattle producers for nearly four decades. Dr. Lane is proud that nearly half of the 40,000 beef cattle producers in the state of Tennessee are BQA certified.
Dr. Lane, now retired, served as a beef cattle extension specialist with the University of Tennessee. He has also been a leader in developing BQA guidelines and training materials at both the regional and national levels including “Transporting Cattle the BQA Way, a video that demonstrates tips for moving cattle with stock trailers.
“BQA is the right thing to do. I’ve worked to create tools that make its on-farm application easy, so all of our cattlemen can provide a quality beef product,” says Dr. Lane. “It’s been a real pleasure to be associated with the BQA program and share its benefits with cattlemen.”
>Hear more from Dr. Lane or learn more at BQA.org.
Dr. Mike Wirtz, DVM, and his wife, Anne of TZ Cattle Company in Brenham, Texas, have been advocates of the checkoff-funded Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program for nearly three decades. Mike puts BQA tips to work in his veterinary practice and with their own cow herd. “I felt we must be at the forefront of BQA training, and through our practice I’ve shared benefits of BQA.”
Recently, Mike and Anne were recognized for their leadership in bringing the BQA principles to Texas ranchers, veterinarians and students as the 2014 national BQA award winners. Along with their veterinary practice, they own and operate TZ Cattle Company, an integrated Santa Gertrudis cow-calf operation, which produces terminal cross calves utilizing both Angus and Hereford genetics to produce high quality carcasses. “The Santa Gertrudis breed is necessary in our climate,” says Mike, “and its hybrid vigor adds to growth and carcass value.”
From their personal experience, the Wirtz realize that the BQA program can help enhance carcass values due to reduced sickness and the need for treatment. Safe handling techniques reduce stress, which helps increase cattle gains and reduce bruising and helps to produce a quality beef product.
“As a practicing large animal veterinarian and producer, we started by training our staff about animal care and handling, proper vaccination techniques, vaccine handling and record keeping,” says Mike. “At the clinic and the ranch, we have good facilities, we follow label directions on medications and we protect vaccines from the elements. Any animal transportation is in clean, uncrowded trailers. All hot-shots have been retired. So, what is unique? Through my practice, I have trained, or at least exposed, many veterinarians, clients, and fellow ranchers to the benefits of BQA, and that’s a good thing.”
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