NAILE | Open Mainetainer Bulls

Champion Maintainer Bull
Sire: NMR Maternal Made
Dam: Miss Green Valley 535R
Bred By: Martin Livestock
Congratulations to Gateway Genetics

Reserve Maintainer Bull 117
Campbellco Good Magic 08F
Sire: Goet Driving 80
Dam: Campbellco Miss Chill 1430
Bred By: Campbellco
Congratulations to Campbellco

Oklahoma Youth Expo – Market Animal Nominations Due Today

Don’t forget to get all cattle, sheep and goat nominations in the mail before the end of the day! Nominations must be postmarked today, delivered to OYE staff at either Enid or Tulsa today, or delivered to the office before 4:30 this afternoon! It’s going to be an epic OYE! You won’t want to miss it!

Shared from Oklahoma Youth Expo’s Facebook Page.

NAILE | Open Maine-Anjou Bulls

Champion Maine-Anjou Bull
BGG Leonard Et
Sire: Goet Driving 80
Dam: Haras Miss Liberty 3A
Bred By: Green Cattle Company
Congratulations to Green Cattle Company

Reserve Maine-Anjou Bull
Sire: Hard N Lucky 103B
Dam: HSC Miss Daisy
Bred By: H&B Cattle Co
Congratulations To H&B Cattle Co

Sullivan’s Edge Sensation Brush – ORDER TODAY

The Sullivan’s Edge Sensation is sure to be a staple in your showbox for years to come. It has an angled head that provides more coverage on the leg of your animal. The Edge Sensation comes equipped with bristles that are specifically spaced apart to allow for detangling with minimal wool pullout on lambs, and is great for working the leg hair on cattle and goats.

NAILE | Open Simmental – Division I

Division I Champion
UDE Kansa 40F
Sire: Profit
Bred by: Udell
Congratulations to Maddy Udell!

Division I Reserve
Rocking P Erica F102
Sire: Rocking P Legendary C918
Bred by: Rocking P Livestock
Congratulations to Rocking P Livestock!

Remembering Bill Couch

“Bill Couch was an excellent cattlemen and friend that always met you with a warm smile. One of the kindest and most knowledgable men in our industry who will be greatly missed by many.”
– John Sullivan, Founder Sullivan Supply, Stock Show U morning & Sullivan Farms

William “Bill” Barrett Couch, 67, Owensville, Ind., passed away Nov. 12, 2018, at RiverOaks Health Campus, Princeton, Ind., after a long, hard-fought battle with multiple sclerosis. Bill was born August 21, 1951, to George Melvin and Margaret Jeanette (Barrett) Couch in Princeton. His mother survives. He grew up showing cattle in 4-H and assisted in the cattle operation of his dad and uncle – Couch Brothers Polled Herefords. Upon finishing high school, Bill started Couch’s Custom Fitting Service. Through this business, he fitted some of the first Simmental cattle to enter the country, including the first Grand Champion Simmental Bull at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. In the first 15 years Simmentals were shown at the NWSS, Couch exhibited a national champion or reserve national champion 14 times. In 1983, Bill and his family moved to Stephenville, Texas, where Bill worked as manager of Diamond C Ranch, where he managed 2,500 Simmental cattle on 55,000 acres. While in Texas, Bill also served as the Simmental manager for Pharris Farms in Hillsboro. In 1986, Bill and his family returned to the home farm in Owensville, where he established C-Bar Cattle Company, breeding and raising purebred Simmental cattle. After years of raising high-quality Simmental genetics at the home farm, Bill accepted the position of manager of Express Ranches in Yukon, Okla., in 1994. He helped to build the ranch’s Limousin and Angus programs from the ground level. And, during his time with Express, Bill helped to develop the Lim-Flex Limousin-Angus hybrid through the North American Limousin Foundation. After numerous national championship titles with Express, Bill returned to the home farm for a final time in 2002, where he continued to raise Simmental, Angus and Sim-Angus cattle for many years. Throughout his career in the cattle industry, Bill judged many of the world’s largest cattle shows, including the NWSS; North American International Livestock Exposition in Louisville, Ky.; Canadian Agribition; Dixie National Livestock Show in Jackson, Miss.; Fort Worth Stock Show; San Antonio Stock Show and Rodeo; and Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo. Bill was always willing to share his cattle knowledge with other breeders and mentored many young producers with his commonsense approach and “Couchisms” through the years. His slow, southern drawl and dry sense of humor were his trademarks. He strongly believed the youth are the future of the cattle industry and worked closely with young people at the local, state and national levels. He also served as an official and provided stock for many collegiate and high school livestock judging events. This cattleman was recognized for his achievements in the cattle industry through the years, and he held these recognitions in high honor. These include being named the 2005 All-American Limousin Futurity Lim-Flex show honoree; receiving the 2008 Indiana Beef Cattle Association Robert C. Peterson Lifetime Achievement Award; being named a 2010 Indiana Livestock Breeders Hall of Fame Honoree; receiving the 2016 American Simmental Association Golden Book Award; and being named the 2016 Simmental Breeders Sweepstakes show honoree. Bill said his greatest achievements, however, were his family and their continued involvement in the agricultural industry. He is survived by son, Willy, and his wife, Tracie, Fairmont, Okla.; daughter, Christy Couch Lee, and her husband, Craig, Wellington, Ill.; and three grandchildren: Waylon Lee, 13, Nolan Lee, 10, and Caroline Lee, 6, also of Wellington. He is also survived by special friend, Beth Russell, Mount Vernon, Ind. He was preceded in death by his infant brother, Bobby Lee Couch, and his father, Melvin. Bill was a member of the Owensville First Christian Church. A funeral service celebrating Bill’s life will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Owensville First Christian Church, 4680 W State Road 168, Owensville, Ind., with Bart Newton officiating. Burial will follow at the Owensville Cemetery. Visitation will be held Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 4-7 p.m. at the church. A scholarship fund through the Simmental Breeders Sweepstakes is being established in Bill’s honor. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Bill Couch Junior Herdsman Scholarship, 256 N 2700 E Road, Wellington, IL 60973.

Please visit to view Bill’s eternal tribute page and to send the family condolences.

Anderson Funeral Home in Hoopeston, IL, is handling the arrangements.
Published in Courier Press on Nov. 14, 2018

NAILE | Open Maine-Anjou Females

Champion Open Maine-Anjou Female
TJSC Lucky Lady 102 E ET
Sire: Daddy’s Money 55Z
Dam: FSJC Campbell Lucky Lady
Bred by: Jones Show Cattle
Sold by: Charlie Wilson, Scooter
Congratulations to Regan McClure!

Reserve Open Main-Anjou. Female
JBT Daddy’s Girl 10F
Sire: Daddy’s Money 55Z Elli Ramey
Dam: BNWZ Calypso 1369D ET
Bred by: Elli Ramey
Congratulations to Clint Main

NAILE | Wednesday, November 14th

7:45am – Junior College Livestock Judging Contest

8:00am – National 4-H Livestock Judging & Skillathon Awards Breakfast

8:00am – Simmental Show – Freedom Hall Charolais Show to follow
Simmental Judge – Jake Scott – Gordon, NE
Charolais Judge – Kyle Perez – Nara Visa, NM

8:00am – Maine/MaineTainer Show- Freedom Hall Red Angus Show to follow
Maine/Maintainer Judge – Kyle Gillooly – Wadley, GA
Red Angus Judge – Dylan Davis – Eton, GA

8:00am – South Devon Show – Broadbent Arena Junior Belted Galloway Show to Follow

8:00am – Wagyu Show- Broadbent Arena Junior American Aberdeen Angus Show to follow, Black Herford Show to follow Jr. Aberdeen