June 30, 2017



For more information contact:

Clint Mefford, executive marketing associate, at 816-383-5100 or cmefford@angus.org


Angus Convention Registration Opens July 1

The American Angus Association hosts its annual convention Nov. 4-6, 2017, in Fort Worth, Texas.


Registration opens Saturday, July 1, for the 2017 Angus Convention, which will take place Nov. 4-6 in Fort Worth, Texas. Visit the convention website, www.angusconvention.com, to register and make hotel reservations for the three-day event.

During the Angus Convention, Angus breeders and commercial cattlemen are invited to learn from world-class speakers and educational seminars, network at the trade show and enjoy social events and entertainment with fellow cattle producers from across the country.

Highlights of the week’s events include the International Angus Genomics Symposium, sponsored by Neogen GeneSeek® Operations, where keynote speaker and futurist Lowell Catlett will discuss technology and its implication on how we live and work; Innovation Workshops, sponsored by Zoetis, discussing genomic selection tools and genomic data interpretation; and Angus University, sponsored by Merck Animal Health, featuring guest speakers Edd Hendee and Randy Blach and workshops on EPDs, bull selection, breeding systems and more. Country group Asleep at the Wheel will entertain the crowd on Sunday, Nov. 5.

“We are very excited to bring the 2017 Angus Convention to Texas,” says Clint Mefford, executive marketing associate and lead contact for the event. “Now that registration is live, we encourage Angus breeders and beef industry professionals to plan early to book their convention arrangements and hotel accommodations. AngusConvention.com is a comprehensive resource for all event information.”

On Sunday, Nov. 5, two lucky attendees will win one of two grand prizes. Priefert and Tru-Test have donated a complete cattle-handling system, designed to accommodate 35 head. The corral features a solid sweep with a straight, adjustable working alley and leads to a Priefert Model S04 squeeze chute. Tru-Test has donated the XR5000 Indicator, HD1010 load bars, scale mounting brackets and XRS2 EID stick reader. Tru-Test has also donated the new WaterWell automatic waterer, which can accommodate up to 100 head.

Caterpillar has donated a custom-made Cat 289D compact track loader tailored with black paint and Angus finishing touches. The track loader provides the versatility to help multitask with ease.

Priefert, Tru-Test and Caterpillar are just three of more than 150 trade show exhibitors that will be attending. Animal health companies, publications, feed and nutrition, and equipment manufacturers are just a few of the services to be represented in the trade show.

The Texas Angus Association is also hosting the National Angus Tour on Friday, Nov. 3. The tour will make two stops: Hoofstock Genetics, Ranger, Texas; and Wilks Ranch, Eastland, Texas. An additional $75 registration fee applies for the tour, and attendees can reserve their spot when registering for the Angus Convention.

Go online to www.angusconvention.com to access a convention schedule, trade show map and more information on travel arrangements to Fort Worth.

Delegates elected to represent their state during the Association’s Annual Convention may attend the Association business meetings for free; however, participation in convention education, meals, entertainment and trade show requires a full convention registration. If you register prior to July 31, the cost is $75 per person. Any registrations made after that date will be at an increased price.

For more information, visit www.angus.org and www.angusconvention.com.


    Written by Sarah Hill, Angus Media



ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit www.angus.org.