News From the Board
Hello Angus enthusiasts! Over the past few months, the Board of Directors of the Maryland Angus Association has taken several steps that we hope will help keep our members and associates better informed and more involved with this organization. First, we have hired Ranch House Designs to update and maintain our website, www.marylandangus.org. And second, we have committed to producing a quarterly newsletter that will be sent out via an email blast and also posted to our newly updated website. We hope to enhance the membership experience through better communication.
After long deliberation, the Board has decided not to host a fall sale this year. We thank Dave Brauning and his committee for their tireless effort in producing The Angus Event for ten years. Thanks, also, to the Thomas family for their hospitality in hosting the sale.
Our holiday social and annual meeting will be held at a new time and location this year. Please plan on joining us at Dutch’s Daughter in Frederick starting at 5:30pm on December18. This is sure to be an enjoyable evening.
Calendar Of Events
May 16 Maryland Junior Angus Preview Show. To be held at Howard County Fairgrounds.
May 25 Maryland Angus board meeting. This will be a Zoom meeting.
May 27-30 Atlantic National ROV Show. The 35th annual show will be held in Lebanon, TN this year because the MD State Fair Cow Palace is being used as a Covid vaccination site.
June 25-28 Eastern Regional Angus Show. Fletcher, NC.
June 10-17 National Junior Angus Show. Grand Island, NE.
July 29-Aug.1 LEAD Conference. Indianapolis, IN.
Aug. 26-Sep. 6 Maryland State Fair. Maryland Angus Breeders’ Show will be held on August 29.
Dec. 18 Maryland Angus Holiday Social. Save the date. We’ll have more information later.
Maryland Angus Juniors had a successful weekend at the Mid-Atlantic Junior Angus Classic. This report is from the American Angus Association:
Junior Angus exhibitors led 320 entries at the 2021 Mid-Atlantic Junior Angus Classic (MAJAC) Regional Preview Show, March 13-14 in Harrisonburg, Va. Scott Bush, Britton, S.D., evaluated the 107 owned females, 54 bred-and-owned females, 55 steers, 14 bred-and-owned steers, 10 bred-and-owned bulls, two cow-calf pairs and 78 Angus-based crossbred steers.
Zach McCall, Greenville, Va., led the grand champion bred-and-owned bull. M C Casino 0020 is a January 2020 son of KR Casino 6243.
Beaver Creek RIP 033 won the title of reserve grand champion bred-and-owned bull. Kolton Grim, Thomasville, Pa., owns the September 2020 son of PVF Blacklist 7077.
Kathryn Coleman, Modesto, Calif., led the grand champion bred-and-owned female. SR SRF Lucy 0062 is an April 2020 daughter of EXAR Classen 1422B. She earlier won junior champion.
Madeline Rhodes, Centreville, Md., showed the reserve grand champion bred-and-owned female. CMF Royal Charlotte is an April 2020 daughter of EXAR Classen 1422B. She first won reserve junior champion.
Seldom Rest Pin Up Gal 0030 won grand champion owned female after claiming early junior champion. Gordon Clark, Gretna, Va., owns the February 2020 daughter of Colburn Primo 5153
Emily Brooks, Prophetstown, Ill., showed the reserve grand champion owned female. SCC SFC Classy Sandy 033 is a March 2020 daughter of EXAR Classen 1422B. She first won late junior champion.
AED Rita 821F won grand champion cow-calf pair. Allison Davis, Shelbyville, Tenn., owns the November 2018 daughter of PVF Insight 0129. A November 2020 heifer calf sired by Ellingson Homegrown 6035 completes the winning pair.
Sydney Wise, Chaptico, Md., showed the reserve grand champion cow-calf pair. GMW Classic Charm is the January 2018 daughter of EXAR Classen 1422B. A September 2020 heifer calf sired by FDF Depth Charge 110E is at side.
Suter Clark, Gretna, Va., led the grand champion steer. MR TNT 91 Primo is a March 2020 son of Colburn Primo 5153.
Blair Heath, Cooksville, Md., showed the reserve grand champion steer. FDE Jackson 012 is an April 2020 son of KR Casino 6243
Megan Pelan, Jefferson, Md., showed the grand champion bred-and-owned steer. MS Rascal 181 is an April 2020 son of Colburn Primo 5153.
Hayden Hahn, Rocky Ridge, Md., led the reserve grand champion bred-and-owned steer. Windy Ridge Mr Q 20 is a May 2020 son of Silveiras S Sis GQ 2353.
To see more MAJAC placings, copy and paste this link to your browser: https://www.angus.org/Pub/Newsroom/Releases/21-majac-results.html.
Angus Foundation Scholarship applications are due May 1. Last year the Angus Foundation awarded $312,000 in scholarships. See angus.org/foundation for more information.
The Angus Auxilliary awards scholarships to five young men and five young women each year. Deadline is May 1. Contact Melissa Schultz for more information.
May 15 is the deadline to nominate Maryland-bred heifers for the futurity. See your directory or contact Kelsry Thomas for details.
Pam Velisek is the president of the American Angus Auxilliary this year and has submitted this report:
Greetings from the American Angus Auxiliary!
I have just returned from our Spring Executive Meeting in St. Joseph Missouri where we have a busy couple of days. We spent some of our time touring the American Angus Association Headquarters and getting updates on the workings of the inter office. On Saturday we jumped into our meeting with a packed agenda, and I am happy to say we got through it all. I would like to remind all graduating juniors that the scholarships are due May 1st. Please check with Melissa Schulze, Maryland’s Scholarship chair to see when they are due to her for signing and approval. There are also a lot of other scholarships that are available to juniors that you will find on the association website under the Angus Foundation tab. I am happy to report that the Auxiliary voted this past weekend to award $18,000 in scholarships this year.
I would also like to inform you that all activities are in full motion and we are happy to be moving out of the “Covid” year. Not going to lie, sad that Atlantic National will not be in Maryland this year because of the Covid and instead will be in Lebanon TN May 27th -30th, but at least we get to have it this year. We look forward to getting it back in Maryland next year for sure! The National Junior Angus Show will be a full show this year with all the Contests and Educational Activities. Sign up for the Cook-off deadline is May 15th and the cuts of beef are listed on the Auxiliary website. The Show will be held in Grand Island, NE July 10th thru July 17th.
I am also happy to report that the Angus Convention and Annual Meeting will also be held this year. It will be November 6th – 8th in Fort Worth, TX. Next year will be the American Angus Auxiliary’s 70th year and we hope to have a Kick-Off party at some point during the convention. We discussed several fund-raising ideas so we can celebrate our 7th Decade as an organization that was created to support our junior member and many breeders! The convention will be the conclusion of my year as President, and I am looking forward to the Auxiliary Breakfast that the President and her State Auxiliary (in our case Woman’s Club) sponsor. I am very thankful to our small group of women for their support in helping me raise funds for this event. We may be small, but we have a lot of energy! I will be reaching out to our state breeders for support later this spring and summer, please keep an eye out for my letter!
I encourage all our Maryland Woman (and men) to join the Auxiliary, we have a great mission! Let me know if I can answer any questions for you now or in the future.
Pam Velisek, President
American Angus Auxiliary
Maryland Officers and Board Members
Pres: Dr. John Heizer Vice-Pres: Russell Pelan
Sec: Kelsey Stabler Treas: Patty Kerns
Bill Ascenbach Curtis Bryant
Jessica Clarke Mike Dull
Jay Fulmer Dr. Michael King
Kyle Schulze (Junior Laison) Randy Stabler
Eric Troxell Ben Warfield
On behalf of the Board, I hope you have found this newsletter to be informative and useful. Please contact me with any comments or suggestions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jay Fulmer, Editor