Angus producers it’s your weekend in Fort Worth, Texas with the highly anticipated National Angus Convention! November 4th - 6th ‒ don’t miss the gathering of like-minded individuals and speakers providing cutting edge science and education.
The trade show, which is open throughout the convention will host commercial exhibitors, Angus breeder exhibitors and retail merchandise exhibitors aimed at producing quality beef. It will offer networking opportunities, cattle demonstrations and include health companies, equipment manufactures and many other supporting agribusinesses.
At the beginning of the convention the National Angus Tour offers two farm tours which will include a stop at Hoofstock Genetics in Ranger, Texas and Wilks Ranch in Eastland, Texas. Participants will experience outstanding Angus cattle and witness a state of the art embryo transfer and in-vitro fertilization facility. Another tour being offered, although size constrained, is The Beef Blitz Product Tour as the Certified Angus Beef team goes into depth about the chain of events from the producer to the consumer.
Saturday kicks off The General Welcome Session and the International Genomics Symposium, both sponsored by Neogen GeneSeek Operations. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear about how the genetic tools and technology are continuing to improve and what that means for producers. Later in the afternoon Innovation Workshops sponsored by Zoetis will discuss the use of genomic selection tools as part of a comprehensive animal breeding and selection strategy.
The Sunday schedule of events starts with Angus University, sponsored by Merck Animal Health. Edd Hendee, the owner of Taste of Texas restaurant and Randy Blach, CEO of CattleFax will lead the lecture. This will be followed by afternoon breakout sessions ‒ discussions touching on a variety of topics from parasite management, cattle selection, environmental regulations and much more. Later in the day Angus University offers an afternoon dedicated to Genetic Selection.
Other events on Sunday include a Livestock Judging Contest followed by results and plenty of giveaways.
The evening entertainment is the highly energetic Asleep at the Wheel!
Monday concludes the convention with the presentation of the American Angus Association Awards Recognition Breakfast. This is followed by the closing statements, a coffee break and finally the 134th Annual Convention of Delegates annual business meeting.
If you are in the area you should plan to attend this once a year event. For more information check out the National Angus Convention event site: http://www.angusconvention.com/index.html
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