"We want to thank all of you for your great work with putting our catalog and advertising together! Thank you Al for your skill and insight as an auctioneer. Thank you Jeanne for your quick smile and great bookwork! We appreciate all of you as a very professional team. Thank you from Amdahl Angus!" - Tim & Marcia Amdahl
Happy Valentine’s Day! Thought this would brighten your day, girls. I appreciate you!" - 'Old Beaver' Steve Goodfellow
"Thank you for all the hard work you do on making the Jasper County Livestock Sale and judging contests big successes. Your continued support is invaluable. Thank you." - Poweshiek Partners 4-H Club – Chelsey, Colin and Colton Lourens; Baily Pease; Dan and Annie Wasson; Molly Johnson; Macey Lewis; Connor and Brennan Parker; Kathryn Vry; Nate Smith; Jared Myers; Veaga Smits; Olivia Maggard; Camilla and Calvin Schlosser, Anna and Carrie Baldwin, Erika and Cody Vann
"Thanks for all your help again this year at the Jasper County Fair. Support like yours is more appreciated than you will ever know. The way you go above and beyond for the kids is a great example of what we all should be doing.Thanks again!" - Jasper County Fair Board (Jasper County Fair, July 20-26, 2012)
"Thank you for coming to visit us October 13. It was good to visit with you and enjoy getting more cattle pictures. Thank you for suggesting Jim keep the Kramer Pioneer bull in the sale. I was praying you would have the right words to say – and thank the Lord you did. I tried to keep quiet because I knew it would be better for Jim to hear it from you. See you and your staff at the sale." - Sara Yerkey and girls
"Thank you, Al! The Iowa Foundation for Agricultural Advancement would like to thank you for being part of this year’s Scholarship Picnic and Sale of Champions. We appreciate your donation, time and effort to auction the Raffle Ticket at the Scholarship Picnic and auction the 14 head of champion livestock at the Sale of Champions. You helped the IFAA have another very successful year! Thank you again!" - Linda Weldon, IFAA Director
"Thank you for sponsoring the livestock judging contest at the Jasper County Fair last summer. We think that it is a great learning experience for us!" - Mariah, Marissa and Mikayla Vos
"Thank you for all your assistance these past few months as you helped disperse our herd of miniature Hereford cattle. Your whole team made the auction a great success. It was a great joy to work with you, and we appreciated your professionalism, from working with you over the phone and internet to the great sale catalog you prepared. We feel privileged to have had to opportunity to work with you. Wishing you the very best in the coming year." -Luke Angell for the Kirschhoff Family
"I recently received my check for Champion 4-H Beef of Merit Window B. Thank you for sponsoring the award. I was very happy when I found out that I had won the competition and the $500. I plan on showing cattle at the Iowa State Fair again next year." - Travis Rue
"My Family has been in the seedstock business, having sold around 200 Simmental bulls per year. Many are Sim x Angus. Since we have purchased Angus from time to time, we have gotten on your mailing list, and I just want to compliment you on the exceptional work that you do gathering info and data and placing it in a catalog. I am very impressed. You really find the good in the stock. If I were ever to use a sale management, you folks would be the first I would contact.
Personally, I am a critic, always culling off the bottom, but it is your job as a marketer to identify the good and bring it to light. You do this so honestly well. As a chain is no stronger than its weakest link, seedstock are not much better than their weakest trait.
As for EPDs, my first priority is Maternal Calving Ease. If the cow struggles to calve, she will not last but attrition out of the herd. Conover always prints CEM; some Angus people leave it out. If it is below average or missing, I won’t buy. It’s a privilege to have you be a part of our industry in my region. Have a Merry Christmas. May your eyes get rest from all of that research so they can be strong for the next season."
- John A. Christensen, 3C Christensen Ranch
"Thanks for all of your help and support for the Blue Ribbon Foundation. The Corndog Kickoff and the Woodcarving Auction would not be what they are without all you do for them. Thank you very much. Have a great fall."
- Pete Cownie
"Words cannot express our appreciation for the assistance given at the recent sale of our beloved cattle. Everything from the photography, catalog and advertising was top notch. You coached us through a successful sale, and we are grateful." - Jerry and Marlys Lausted
"Thank you for serving as auctioneer again this year at the Sale of Champions. We appreciate your helping us have another record-setting event in 2013. Thanks again for volunteering your services! If it weren’t for great people like you, there wouldn’t be grateful people like me! You are appreciated more than you know." - Linda Weldon, IFAA
"Your extra efforts for us at the Denver National were above and beyond the call. Your compassion and thoughtfulness will not soon be forgotten and we thank you wholeheartedly." - Glen, Connie and Reece Idland
"Thank you for sponsoring my award at the Iowa State Fair and donating the premium money. I really appreciate it." - Hannah Hibbs
"This year I had a summer long goal, and that was to take my Angus steer that I raised to the Minnesota State Fair and win the breed show. I was lucky enough to be able to do that this year! It was such a great rewards to be in the state fair auction, and I appreciate your contribution to my premium. The 4-H program would not be as successful today if it weren’t for great supporters like you! Thank you." - S. Eddy
"The ASJA board would like to thank you for your sponsorship of the 2013 annual ASJA Junior National Show. Without you it would not have been the success it was. THANK YOU!" - ASJA Board of Directors
"It’s hard to express how thankful I am to great supporters like you. Showing cattle is one of my most favorite things to do. I am now a freshman in high school, and I have been showing since fourth grade. I am most likely leaving the 4-H Beef of Merit Show and will start showing in the FFA Performance Show. I had a very good year. I had fun breaking my calves and watching them gain weight and seeing them become the great animals they became. I was lucky enough to win Senior Showman at my county fair. State fair was also very fun. I have had a great time during the transition from junior high to high school. I would like you to know that the money I receive is all going to my college fund. Thank you so much again for everything." - Logan Bauer
"Thank you very much" - Michael and Jennifer Bauer
"The Missouri Junior Angus And the NJAS Committees wish to thank you for your generous support as we host the Aberdeen in 20013 this summer in K.C in July – hope to see you there! Thank you." -
Jake Hemsoth, MJAA President
"Thank you so much. This show shows us younger generations what the beef industry is really about this generations is where it all began. Once again thank you for your help." - Shane Bennett, Nebraska
"I would like to thank you for your recent ad purchase in the 2014 Wisconsin Angus Directory. Your support helps provide funds to both the junior and senior associations in Wisconsin. Both organizations use these funds to support us through scholarships, awards and other various educational opportunities. Not only does your money go to support future producers, but it also helps to educate adults about Angus cattle and the beef industry. Thanks again for your support!" - Paige Gaffney, Wisconsin Angus Junior Member
"Thank you for your support of the 2012 ND Angus Tour. The tour was well-attended, and we received many positive compliments. This successful event would not have been possible without your valued participation. On behalf of the ND Angus Association Board of Directors, Thank You!" - Zac Hall
"Thank you to Nicole for her great work on this flyer! We really appreciate all you do! The cattle are looking great! We have had good interest in the cattle!" - Marcia for Tim and crew
"I would like to thank you for sponsoring the American Salers Junior Nationals. I am very grateful for your generosity and sponsorship of the show. I know by your support that you want to recognize and award the efforts of the youth who promote the Salers breed and will be the future leaders in the beef industry. Personally, I am proud to be a part of the American Salers Junior Association, and I left Springfield motivated and eager to serve on the bard. I hope you will be as proud of us this next year as we work for our youth and our breed. On behalf of the ASJA Board, Thank You!" - Jared Irwin, Director, 2009 ASJA Board