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SEPTEMBER 11-12, 2014
DISH NETWORK- CHANNEL 232
. We cataloged 655 lots representing 65,000 head for the Labor Day Auction that will be held at the DoubleTree Denver-Thornton (I-25 & 120th Avenue). The auction will be 2 days – Thursday & Friday, September 11 & 12. The schedule is as follows and all times are Mountain Daylight Time
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 11
Superior Sunrise@ 7:30 A.M. (MDT)
Auction- 8:00 A.M. to approximately 5:00 P.M. (MDT)
Holsteins & Corrientes
Region 3/4/5/6 Feeder Steers
Region 3/4/5/6 Feeder Heifers
Region 1&2 Feeder Steers
Region 1&2 Feeder Heifers
Region 3/4/5/6 Weaned Calves
Region 3/4/5/6 Calves on Cows
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
Superior Sunrise@ 7:30 A.M. (MDT)
Auction-8:00 A.M. to approximately 3:30 P.M. (MDT)
Region 1&2 Weaned Calves
Region 1&2 Calves on Cows
Bred Stock & Weigh Cows
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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