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A6 - THE PERKINS JOURNAL, Thursday, August 2, 2012 Back Page MOORE Continued from Page A1 of phone calls after that. It made me fee] so good to be helping my school." Moore is also much more active than he's been in years. He maintains a con- sistent workout plan, run- ning 5K in the morning and 10K in the evenings, along with visits to The Gym of Cushing for elliptical, bicy- cling, and swimming. Moore strictly follows a meal plan, which features six small meals per day. A typical day of meals looks like this: Breakfast - Wheaties and skim milk, sometimes adding fruit Snack - protein shake Lunch - soup of the day and tea at Naifeh's Dell & Grill in Cushing Supper- skinless chicken, with rice and vegetables Snack - fruit or sherbet Moore said he refrains from soda pop, toast or breads, and alcohol, and uses a cup to measure his portions. "I use the same bowl each time, that way I don't fudge," he said. Despite his amazing weight-loss success, Moore has a new goal. "I'm raising funds for skin removal surgery," he said. "I plan to have a 360 abdominoplasty." Moore's weight loss was so dramatic, it resulted in excess skin. "As we age, our skin loses elasticity. If I'd had AGB at age 25 or so, my skin prob- ably would have tightened up by itself." He already had a suc- cessful mini tummy tuck in April of 2010, but would like to further improve his overall appearance with the abdominoplasty. The surgery will cost approximately $6,500. Moore hopes to be able Cow-calf producers fighting drought conditions may want to consider early weaning By Donald Stotts Expanding drought conditions are once again leading many cattle pro- ducers to manage for diminished pastures and a lack of harvested for- ages. "Producers who still own spring-calving cows that are nursing calves should consider the option of early weaning," said Nathan Anderson, Payne County Extension director and agricultural educator. "The purpose of early weaning is to give the cows the best opportunity to maintain body condition going into winter." South Dakota State University scientists examined this scenario using'mature cows and comparing the effect of weaning date on perfor- mance of the beef cows. They weaned half of the cows at the time of the first cool spell on Sept. 14, and weaned the other half at the more traditional time of Oct. 23. The scien- tists then monitored body condition and rebreeding performance of the cows. "Be aware that this study included two different nutritional levels: A low group to mimic an early winter or a dry summer and a moderate group to mimic more ideal summer and early winter seasons," said Glenn Selk, Okla- homa State Un!versity Cooperative Extension emeritus livestock spe- cialist. The data for the low group reflects the expected performance of cows in drought con- ditions similar to what Oklahoma producers have been experienc- ing, and indicates that 40 days earlier weaning allow cows to maintain a better body condition score going into winter. More of the early weaned cows should be cycling at the start of the breeding season, conceive early in the breeding season and should wean heavier, older calves the following year. "Inaddition, a small amount of high protein supplement such as cot- tonseed meal or soybean meal will enhance the cow's ability to utilize the declining quality of the late summer forage or low-quality grass hay, thereby allowing more body condition to remain on young cows before frost arrives," Selk said. He added that this com- bination of management techniques should be a cost effective way to slow the decline in rebreeding rates of drought-stressed, spring-calving cows. Of course, taking care of the early weaned calves becomes another chal- lenge that must be met, if the calves are not sold immediately. "If properly vaccinated, the early weaned calves will be ready for any of the special value-added calf sales that require 45-day weaned-calves," Anderson said. "Fence- line weaning would be a recommended practice for these light calves. If a producer chooses to wean in hot weather, ample sup- plies of fresh water must be provided on both sides of the fence." Feeding programs for light, early weaned calves need to be carefully planned and implemented. Suggested rations for these calves can be found in the OSU Extension Fact Sheet ANSI 3031, "Nutrition and Man- agement Considerations for Preconditioning Home Raised Beef CalVes," available online at http: //osufacts.okstate.edu via the OSU Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources. to have the surgery in late November or early Decem- ber so, he will be able to train for the Oklahoma City Marathon. He's been working hard to assist Moore with a donation is asked to send it to: Tony Moore Medical Reimbursement Fund Payne County Bank at both maintaining his c/o Lynn Kinder healthy weight, and earn-:RIO, Box 579 ing the funding for the :PerkinS,:0K 74059  surgery. For more information, Anyone who would like call (918) 399-3494. Tony Moore before and after having Adjustable Gastric Band (AGB) surgery. Photo provided I AMERICAN FARMERS RANCHERS IW1WL MUlUE COW ' PERKINS INSURANCE AGENCY, INC. MARY A. MORRIS, AGENT JOSHUA E. MORRIS, AGENT 121 N. Main" P.O. Box 136 I Perkins, OK 74059 | P.O. Box 842 Stillwater, OK 74076-0842 405-372-3367 Perkins Old Settlers' Day/Harvest Fest Parade Entry Form Event Date: Saturd September 8. 2012 Entry Deadline: August :30, 2012 Cheek In/Line U W 10:OO a.m. Parade; 11:00 o.m. Judging: Outing Imrde Please Print - Contact name: Organization: Address: Phone: E-Maih Please select (circle) your Parade Category: Band Bikes, Trikes, & Tykes Equestrian/Animals Floats- Business (For entry confirmation & line-up number) Native American Dress Tractors Open Class Vehicle Motorcycles Floats- School Floats- Clubs (civic, youth, religious, nonprofit) Entry Description: Please provide a note of interest or highlight regarding your parade entry to be read by the event emcee (attach additional page if necessary): *Parade judges will determine category winners based on criteria including eomplianc with parade theme, originality, creativity and crowd appeal whea applicable *All entrants are expecmd to check in and line up in the d.esignated staging area and follow the designated parade mute. In consideration of acceptance of this entry, I hereby waive any and all claims for myself and my heirs, successors, or assigns against the Perkins Chamber of Commerce, or any of their agents, officers, volunteers and/or employees for any injury or illness, theft or other damage which may directly or indirectly result from my participation at any Perkins Chamber of Commerce event or activity while on their "premises," and I further agree to save and hold said parties harmless and agre to indemnify each of said parties against all liability for any less, cost injury or damage to persons or property which may arise by virtue of my participation of being on the "premises," of a Perkins Chamber of Commerce event. I understand that Perkins Chamber of Commerce events/activities may be cancelled in the sole judgment and discretion of the sponsors, while in agreement with the sponsor, if unsaid conditions exist due to rain, heat, civil defense, strikes or other circumstances. I further agree that the times of said event/activity may change at the sole discretion of the sponsors. I understand that while I am participating in said event/activity the :;ponsors or their agents may photograph me, and I agree to allow my photograph to be taken and used as the sponsors see fit. I have read and agree with the conditions above, Signature: Mail Your Entry To: Attn: Bret DeMuth, Parade Chair Perkins Community Chamber of a P.O. x SOg Pezcins, OK 74059 Or fax to: (405) 547-4862 Or Email to Brent@paynecountybank.cam Cllmakren00 alMI Jlmlkll00 kl. l00,lllllly, S lrlll'lll0000 X If,l,, Fl00bl00 II a.m. -o p.m. Satamlal. 'll Ll.00 p.1. C I.A00I' EXCAVAT NG Site Development 740600 S. 3380 Rd. Perkins, OK 74059 405-547-2600 SNB I I I I I II Ill I I I'l'll Irllr Ir Irllll"llll I'l I lllll'lrlll I'lll I I I I . I I "'l' 'l ' L p