Cattlemen’s Boot Camp Set for July

May 9, 2014



For more information contact:

Carrie Heitman, communications coordinator, at 816-383-5100 or; or

Ashley Mitchell, activities and events, at 816-383-5100 or


ONLINE: Click here to register.


Cattlemen’s Boot Camp Set for July

Registration now open for the University of Missouri event


            Cattle producers are invited to gather for a Cattlemen’s Boot Camp July 14-15, at the University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.

The event is hosted by the American Angus Association® in partnership with the university, and provides purebred and commercial producers timely information presented by academic and industry professionals.

            Open to all cattle producers, the event is funded by the Angus Foundation and features a day and a half of educational speakers and hands-on activities to help improve their herd operations. The workshop is packed with pertinent information including bull selection, genomically-enhanced expected progeny differences (EDPs), antibiotic labeling, reproduction practices and more.

 “Cattlemen’s Boot Camps are not only a great way to learn about various aspects of beef cattle production, but also provide producers the opportunity to exchange and share new ideas and perspectives,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “Education is an important component of the Angus Foundation’s funding efforts, and this particular event is one that the Foundation is proud to support.”

Registration is $75 per person, and includes meals and educational materials. Registration forms are due June 27 and can be submitted electronically or mailed to Ashley Mitchell at the American Angus Association, 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO, 64506. Late and walk-in registrations are not accepted.

Hotel rooms are available at the Hampton Inn for $109. To reserve a room, call 573-214-2222 and ask for the American Angus Association rate or use group code AAA.

To register, click here or visit for more information.

A tentative schedule follows.


2014 Cattlemen’s Boot Camp

University of Missouri

July 14-15

Monday, July 14

8:30 a.m.    Registration ASRC Lobby

9:00 a.m.    Greetings & Introductions

                        Jared Decker, University of Missouri

                        Wes Tiemann, American Angus Association

9:15 a.m.    Bull Selection Activity

                        Tonya Amen, Angus Genetics Inc.

10:30 a.m.   Break

10:45 a.m.   The How & Why of Genomic-Enhanced EPD’s

 Jared Decker, University of Missouri

12:00 p.m.   Lunch, ASRC (S147)

1:00 p.m.     Reproduction Practices

                        Dave Patterson, University of Missouri

2:30 p.m.     Break

2:45 p.m.     Economics of Prime Beef and Retaining Heifers

Scott Brown, University of Missouri

4:00 p.m.     Fetal Programming Effects on Carcass Traits

                        Allison Meyer, University of Missouri

5:00 p.m.     Carcass Cuts, Echols Hall

                        Carol Lorenzen, University of Missouri

6:00 p.m.     Dinner, Echols Hall

7:15 p.m.     Animal Evaluation/Q&A, Trowbridge

                        University of Missouri/American Angus Association speakers


Tuesday, July 15

8:00 a.m.    Travel to South Farm

8:15 a.m.    Grazing Management

                        Justin Sexten, University of Missouri

9:45 a.m.    Break

10:00 a.m.  Changes in Antibiotic Labeling: What You Need to Know

Craig Payne, University of Missouri

11:00 a.m.   Branded Beef Programs

                        Certified Angus Beef

12:00 p.m.   Lunch, South Farm

                        Program Evaluations, Q&A


ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. Explore how the Angus breed impacts every sector of the cattle business – from the feedlot to the meatcase – during the 2014 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show. Hosted by the American Angus Association, the event takes place Nov. 4-6 at the KCI Expo Center in Kansas City, Mo.

Participants will hear from top-flight speakers, conduct Association business, visit the trade show featuring allied industry partners and have the opportunity to attend the first-ever Angus University.

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. For more information about Angus cattle and the 2014 convention, visit




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