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Harrell’s sold the resulting heifer calf as an $80,000 feature at Hoffman Ranches.
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support a family of our own doing what we both love, raising quality cattle. Amanda also works as a pharmacist, and she prides herself in improving the health in our community. From the beginning, our focus has been the foundation female. The more Kyle traveled to visit Angus herds around the United States, the more he began to figure out what cow families could influence our future as cattle breeders. Some notable cows were instrumental in our start: Double R Bar Pure Pride, Sandy 2355, Sandy 5104, PR Lady 909, Penners Ernestine 3496, Limestone Arkdale Pride U1847, BC
Mignonne’s Libby, and Sheza Star W3. We have built our herd around these donors, and they have produced numerous high sellers. It is difficult to write about our present without understanding our past. We have many people that have helped us along way. Kyle’s dad, Bill Conley, and Amanda’s dad, Harris Penner, have been fundamental in our progress. They offer us the knowledge and understanding of the cattle business as well as the daily perspective of how to continue our progress. The late Bill Conley, Sr , past president
of the American Angus Association motivated Kyle to be involved in the AAA and National Junior Angus Association. Mark Johnson and Chris Mullinix presented the collegiate livestock judging experience that allowed Kyle to not only obtain his college degree, but also to connect with teammates that have similar backgrounds and goals. Chris McCutchen and Mike Marlow hired Kyle right out of college and trusted his influence on the Angus breed. They educated him on the importance of customer service and showed him the importance of being well-rounded in this business. This training
Conley Cattle is owned and operated by Kyle and Amanda Conley along with their two sons, Case and Jack. Our herd managers are Alex Bauer and Cole Atkinson. We have an Annual Bull Sale, Annual Fall Production Sale, and a Spring and Fall online show heifer sale. Conley Cattle was founded their families. Kyle is a 3rd generation Angus breeder from Clarksdale, Mo. Amanda is a 5th generation Angus breeder from Sulphur, OK. We purchased a farm in Amanda’s hometown with hope to in 2006 by Kyle and Amanda Conley with Angus cattle raised by
soon came in handy when it was time to move to Sulphur to start our own business venture. Not long after starting Conley Cattle, Mike and Dalton Hartman introduced us to raising and marketing other breeds of cattle. This has developed into raising some of the best Simmental and Charolais available. Kyle found M&M Outsider and partnered Troy Thomas and Mike Hartman in 2014. Outsider has gone on to be the top bull in the show cattle world. Along with Outsider, WS Pilgrim and SS High Voltage, these bulls have made us a household name in the herd sire directory. We purchased EXAR Blue Chip 1877B in 2013 from
State Fair of Texas, and he has gone on to be a breed leader for calving ease and phenotype. He highlighted our 2016 Annual Bull Sale, selling 1/3 interest to a syndicate. We purchased Stevenson Turning Point with a breeding group in the fall of 2016, and he went on to sire calving ease, performance cattle. His first sons highlighted our 2019 bull sale and were sold to customers all over the United States and Canada. Conley South Point 8362, Conley Extra Point, and Conley High Line 8045 were also sold in this sale. South Point was purchased by Wilbar Cattle and Poplar Meadows and went on to be the
Express Ranches, and he went on to be the 2013- 2014 Roll of Victory Show Bull of the Year. He sired some of best show cattle in the country, and his daughters have produced numerous high sellers along with his son, Conley NO Limit 8188. We remember feeling like we were headed in the right direction and gaining attention from respected breeders around the country.
2015-2016 were incredibly progressive years for us. We won Grand Champion Angus Bull at the NWSS with SMA Watchout 482. We partnered with Tyler Cates to purchase Watchout after he placed 4th in class at the 2015 NAILE. Kyle saw something special in this bull, and he was crowned champion bull just 2 months later. During this same time, we purchased 5T Power Chip at the 2015
Champion Angus Bull at the 2019 Canadian Western Agribition and 2020 NWSS. We were awarded with the 2016-2017 Roll of Victory Show Heifer of the Year with Conley Sandy 5104, a daughter of Blue Chip, and her second natural calf was Reserve Grand Champion at the 2016 NWSS Junior Show for Kynlee Daily. She has consistently produced high demand progeny. Conley Express 7211 was sold in 2018 to a group of progressive breeders led by Express Ranches. He is off to an exciting start by producing promising heifers and bulls gaining interest and topping sales all over the country. Our 2020 bull sale was highlighted by the popular bull, Conley Expression (purchased by
Semex and Predestined Cattle), Conley Prowess (ST Genetics), Conley Express 9174 (purchased by C-4), and Conley Express 9419 was the top seller bought by J6 Farm. We hosted our 10th Annual Fall Production Sale this fall during unsettling times, and we were honored at the success. We measure our success by our customers’ interest in our product, and this year was astounding. The cow families and sires discussed previously were ever present in our catalog. Tom Burke and Jeremy Haag with the Angus Hall of Fame have managed our sales from the beginning. (Jeremy Haag): “Conley Cattle is a program
that is constantly in motion. From the very first time working with both the Conley and Penner families, I could see the passion and drive to build upon their strong Angus foundations and merge these experiences into a formidable Angus program. Both Kyle and Amanda have dedicated their entire lives to the business and have committed to raising their two boys in this great industry. Their program’s success is actually very simple, and it isn’t due to the efforts of just one person or two, it is because they have the ability to find the right fit in those that work alongside them. Kyle and Amanda are aware of each
individual’s personal talents and gel them into where their talents are the most beneficial and with that comes success! This is why people like being a part of Conley Cattle, and the result is an efficient work team. Kyle and Amanda have also been successful because of the breeding philosophy at Conley Cattle that is not like others around the country, they have bred cattle with one main thing in mind, the “Angus Cow”. They understand that this is the single most important factor in the business, and they learned this from their fathers and grandfathers. Conley Cattle has made tremendous strides in the last 10 years. I remember
the first sale in Sulphur, Oklahoma with about 35 people there in the tent getting ready to sell about 50 lots of cattle. It wasn’t easy as a sale manager but the best thing that they have done to build on this is to keep their sales on the same day each year, at the same time, and have stuck with it. Sounds simple but it isn’t, most programs bounce around to new sale dates each year, a different time of the year, or just give up when they have a tough sale. You don’t win the World Series every year, some years are better than other. I can tell you, they have stayed consistent on the third Saturday in September at 6:00 pm and it has become their day, simple concept, but it
works.” Jeremy Haag The next generation holds the key to our success. Our herd managers and summer interns offer a new outlook and perspective on this industry, and their input is greatly valued. Our two herd managers, Alex Bauer and Cole Atkinson are instrumental in the success at Conley Cattle. Alex joined us in 2017, and Cole joined us in 2019. Employee is not a term we use here; we are a team. We feel that outlook makes us unique. We each allow the other to do what we are best at, whether that is taking care of herd health, livestock show preparation, farm improvements, sales and marketing, or customer service. Cole and Alex work diligently to ensure
the cattle are presented to their full potential and that customers are pleased. We are passionate about the cattle industry, and we enjoy taking time to visit other operations. We are always happy to see what genetics are working for other programs and consider implementing those genetics in our program. We are constantly striving for progress. We enjoy watching our customers exhibiting their cattle, and we were excited to watch our oldest son, Case exhibit his first heifer this past year. It was a learning experience for all of us! Our boys grow more interest in the cattle industry every season, and we are thrilled for them
to exhibit the Simmental and Charolais cattle we have raised. They will also exhibit their Angus Bred & Owned cattle. Our goals for the next ten years are beyond the showring. We want to continue raising sought after bulls and donors and investing in other breed leaders’ genetics. We want to be even more present in the Bred and Owned portion of cattle shows, seeing junior customers have a return on their investment is important to us. We pride ourselves in being approachable, accessible, and ambitious. We strive to make a positive influence on junior cattle members. Amanda and I grew up in
this very same business, and we are thankful beyond words for our experiences. The associations and groups we are involved in have shaped our business and personal lives. I use the public speaking experience I gained through NJAA and collegiate livestock judging in our business daily. My advisors and mentors gave me the confidence to pursue this as my passion
and career. We want those same experiences for our children and junior exhibitors. We are thankful for our past and pleased with our present. We strive to produce cattle that compete in the showring but still focus on raising cattle that work in the pasture. We want to be your source for bulls, donors, and show heifers. •
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Having the opportunity to work with Kyle and Amanda is such a pleasure, they are the best in the business. When we think about the marketing strategies for Conley Cattle - our first goal is to convey how focused both Kyle & Amanda are on the youth of our industry. Conley Cattle is a family oriented, youth friendly operation, that works day in and day out for their customer success. Our industry is so lucky to have folks like this that advocate for our youth and our industry. We are extremely thankful that we have been given the opportunity to assist in marketing their operation. Thank you Kyle & Amanda!
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BY: PAIGEWALLACE ARNOLD, IA
Association. I was always one of those kids who did just about every single contest and ran for every single leadership role. Showmanship was always something my family enjoyed. I was extremely honored to earn the title of Champion Showman in 2013 and my brother was Third Overall Showman in 2014. From a young age, I idolized the successful juniors in the NJAA who served as Miss American Angus and on the NJAA Board of Directors. I still see some of my biggest accomplishments today as serving as Miss American Angus in 2011, and the Leadership Director on the NJAA Board of Directors from 2012-2014. Today I Co- Chair the Miss American Angus contest with Cortney Cates and enjoy playing a small part in the lives of many young women in the Angus breed. Serving as Miss American Angus actually led to an opportunity that I believe influenced much of my path over the last ten years. In 2011, while working the ring as Miss American Angus at the National Western Stock Show, I was asked by the association to conduct an on-camera interview for the Angus Foundation. As a result
truly attribute the success of my business and my life throughout the last 28 years to the support I’ve received from my family and the
southwest Missouri where I grew up on
fondest memories as a kid were at those events and the summers spent preparing for them. For my family, these shows also meant an opportunity to exhibit the cattle that we raised. Over the course of my show career, I only exhibited one heifer that we didn’t raise. One of my family’s biggest accomplishments was raising WCC Frontier Gal 39. The female who started the Frontier Gal family that you see throughout the Angus breed today. She went on to win the National Junior Angus Show and National Western Stock Show. I absolutely loved my time in the National Junior Angus
my family’s Angus and Simmental operation, Wallace Cattle Company. My parents, Ernie and Tammy Wallace, my brother and sister-in- law, Sam and Morgan, and their newborn son Beau, continue to run that operation today. My parents started our family’s operation in 1990 and often talk about how in the early days they barely got by at times. As a kid I never would have known that because my parents afforded my brother and I every opportunity to compete in many show rings across the country. We competed at every National Junior Angus Show during my junior career and some of my
people in the agriculture industry. While I didn’t always know that I wanted to run my own photo and video business, it was the kindness and knowledge passed to me from many industry greats that allowed me to end up in a lifestyle I only could have dreamed of. From hosting a TV show, to judging livestock in college, and now running my own business, God has led me down a unique path that shaped me into who I am today. My story begins in
I was most passionate about. I wouldn’t say I’ve always known I wanted to do photography and videography. It took a few internships, like working for NCBA in Washington D.C., for me to realize what I did or didn’t want to do. While I loved that experience, I knew that it wasn’t the path God laid out for me. After I graduated from OSU in 2014, I worked for Ranch House Designs as their Multimedia Director, then Oklahoma State as an Event Coordinator, and occasionally I would photograph shows for Pearl’s Pics. Over the years, I slowly began working on my business on the
side and put in a lot of late nights after I got home from my full-time job. During this time I also began taking classes online with Oklahoma State to obtain my Masters of Business Administration (MBA.) People frequently remember my husband Marcus from his time as a judging coach at Butler. When he accepted a job at Zoetis we made the move to Iowa and I decided to take my business full-time. We currently live in Winterset, Iowa with our two dogs, Tripp and Duke, and Marcus now serves as Director of U.S. Swine Business at United
of that interview, Eric Grant asked me to be the Co-Host of the Angus Association’s new TV show, “The Angus Report,” at the age of 19. Eric Grant and his team were very influential in my career path and sparked my interest in video production. While I was serving as Miss American Angus and the Co-Host of the Angus Report, I was also attending Butler Community College in El Dorado, Kansas and competing on their livestock judging team. I was driving close to six hours round trip every other week to film the show. I had a lot on my plate but I grew so much in those two years and had a lot of fun along the way. I absolutely loved judging livestock at the collegiate level and always encourage younger generations to pursue that path because I got so much out of it. A lot of life lessons were learned from my
coach, Chris Mullinix, and I believe learning to evaluate livestock plays into my business quite frequently. I continued my education at Oklahoma State University where I obtained a degree in Agricultural Communications. I took this time to dive into the different areas of ag communications in order to find out what
Animal Health. I’ve been full-time with my business for close to three and a half years now. I have two areas of focus within my business – promotional photos and videos for farms and ranches, and wedding photography and videography. I would say 95% of my wedding clients are people I’ve either met growing up in this industry or we are connected through agriculture in some way. I truly enjoy getting to connect with so many wonderful couples and play a part in their big life moments. The promotional video side of my business has grown immensely over the last three years and is becoming the largest focus within my business. I have been fortunate to work with clients like Sullivan Supply, Certified Angus Beef, American Maine-Anjou Junior Association, Boviteq, Trans Ova, Iowa Cattlemen’s Association, Arkansas Youth Expo, Hoffman Ranch, V8 Ranch, Lazy JB Angus, Sitz Angus Ranch, and many more wonderful organizations and families. Having the opportunity to travel the country and get to know the people behind these operations has been one
of the most fulfilling endeavors of my life. It’s incredible to look back and see how the importance of photos and videos has grown over the last five or six years. For me, creating videos is more than just showing off an operation. It’s about telling the stories of the incredible people behind them and as a result, building trust, creating or changing perceptions, and creating an archive of an operation that future generations can enjoy. Being able to serve my customers and help them achieve their goals makes the long days worth it for me. It’s taken a lot of hard work and late nights to get to where I am today. Thankfully my husband and family have been the wonderful support system behind my business. My husband has put up with a lot of late nights and weekends lost to weddings, and I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for my parents who set an incredible example for me to look up to. Beyond my family, I often think about how fortunate I am to have a large community of people in agriculture who have supported me and my business over the years. Folks like Pearl Walthall,
Eric Grant, and many others gave me opportunities when I was often less than qualified. I’ve had clients like Eric Walker and Stephanie Steck who trusted me with visions for videos when my portfolio was small. I hope every stock show kid out there today realizes the many incredible opportunities available to them and just how wonderful we have it. I’ll be forever grateful to the many people in this industry who have supported me and trusted with their business over the years. •
To viewmore of Paige’s work, visit paigewallacephotography.com , or she can be reached at (417) 316-0662.
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