November 1, 2017





Clint Mefford, director of communications



Angus Sponsors 2017 Beef Producers Seminar on Nov. 9

American Angus Association is a proud sponsor of the seminar held in Stanberry, MO.


The 2017 Beef Producers Seminar, focused on creating value-added feeder cattle and replacement quality females, is sponsored by the American Angus Association® and the University of Missouri Extension. The event will take place on Thursday, Nov. 9 in Stanberry, Missouri, at the St. Peter Catholic Church. Registration begins at 5 p.m., the seminar will start at 6 p.m. and a beef dinner will be served at 7 p.m.

A panel of four speakers will share their expertise and answer questions from the crowd.  Before, during and after the event, attendees also can visit the industry trade show, featuring area cattlemen’s organizations, pharmaceutical companies and beef cattle industry representatives.

“The seminar will provide great information from industry leaders, and attendees will have the chance to ask their burning questions,” said Ginette Gottswiller, director of commercial programs at the Association. “I’m very excited for Shane Tiffany to be there and share what producers need to do to make their calves more profitable in the eyes of a feedyard manager. We hope commercial cattlemen will take advantage of this opportunity to help them be more profitable in the industry.”

Shane Tiffany, co-owner and operator at Tiffany Cattle Company, will share knowledge about feeding cattle effectively based on health status of calves. Robert Wells, a livestock consultant at the Noble Research Institute and executive director for the Integrity Beef Alliance, will share his expertise in creating value-added feeder cattle and replacement quality females. Mark Harmon, marketing manager and value-added procurement manager for the Joplin Regional Stockyards, will discuss marketing your cattle effectively based on the information you provide your sellers. The fourth panelist, Mike John, is the director at MFA Health Track Operations and will share his knowledge about PowerCalf and MFA Health Track programs.

Seminar admission is $25 per person and includes dinner. The pre-registration deadline is Nov. 6, 2017. For those companies or individuals interested in trade show displays for their products and information, the cost is $75 per booth and includes a complementary beef dinner for one attendee. 

For more information regarding the Beef Producers Seminar or to pre-register, please contact the Andrew County MU Extension Center at 816-324-3147 or


ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of 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’s programs and services, visit