Cattlemen’s Boot Camp to be held in Starkville, Mississippi

May 10, 2018


For more information contact:

Clint Mefford, director of communications



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Cattlemen’s Boot Camp to be held in Starkville, Mississippi

Register extended to May 25 to secure your spot at this premier educational workshop.


Cattle producers, mark your calendars! A Cattlemen’s Boot Camp will take place June 7-8 at the Wise Center on the Mississippi State University (MSU) Campus in Starkville, Mississippi.

The educational event will be jointly hosted by the American Angus Association® (AAA) and MSU, and will provide purebred and commercial cattle producers with timely information presented by academic and industry professionals. Be sure to register online or download and send your application by mail before May 25 to ensure you don’t miss all that this event has to offer.

“The Cattlemen’s Boot Camp workshop is a great event for cattle producers across the country,” said Jaclyn Upperman, Association director of events and education. “The workshop offers industry-specific information from speakers and research that will offer insight into the beef business to both purebred and commercial producers.”

Generously funded by the Angus Foundation, Cattlemen’s Boot Camp is open to all cattle producers, and it features two days of educational speakers and workshops and hands-on activities to help cattlemen and cattlewomen improve their herd operations. Attendees will look forward to hearing from industry professionals on a market outlook, range and crop management tips, updates on carcass trends and information on bull selection, source verification, genetic improvement, and general herd management.

Registration is $75 per person and includes meals and educational materials. Registration forms are due May 25 and can be submitted online or mailed to Jaclyn Upperman at the American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506. Late and walk-in registrations will not be accepted. A tentative schedule follows.



2018 Cattlemen’s Boot Camp

June 7-8 | Starkville, Mississippi


Thursday, June 7

Wise Center

12 p.m. – Registration

1 p.m. – Greeting and Introductions: Mark Sims, AAA and Cobie Rutherford, MSU

1:30 p.m. – Economic Considerations:  Josh Maples, MSU

2:15 p.m. – Behavior and Docility: Cobie Rutherford, MSU

3 p.m. – Break

3:15 p.m. – Beef Cow Nutrition: Tucker Wagner, MSU

4 p.m. – Hair Shedding Research: Trent Smith, MSU

4:45 p.m. – Genetics: Dan Moser, AAA

5:45 p.m. – Break

6 p.m. – Social

6:30 p.m. – Dinner

7:15 p.m. – Summary: Cobie Rutherford


Friday, June 8

MSU Beef Unit

8 a.m. – Angus at MSU: Cody Glenn, MSU

8:45 p.m. – Fetal Programming: Derris Burnett, MSU

9:30 a.m. – Break

10 a.m. – Break Out Sessions

·         Collecting Phenotypes: Cobie Rutherford

·         Foot Scoring: Mark Sims

·         DNA Testing Commercial Cattle for Selection and Profitablity: Dan Moser

·         Developing a Herd Health Plan and Interstate Shipping: Isaac Jumper, MSU

11:45 a.m. – General Q&A: American Angus Association Staff

12 p.m. – Depart


  Written by Amber Wahlgren, Angus Communications


ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 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.

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