Cattlemen's Boot Camp Set for September

July 12, 2012




For more information contact:

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

or Shelia Stannard, director of activities and events, at 816-383-5100 or


Click here to register.


Cattlemen’s Boot Camp Set for September  

Registration now open for the University o f Wyoming event.


            Cattle producers are invited to gather for a Cattlemen’s Boot Camp, Sept. 28-29, at the University of Wyoming in Laramie.

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

            Open to all cattle producers, Cattlemen’s Boot Camps are funded by the Angus Foundation and feature a day and a half of educational materials and speakers.

“We are excited to bring this educational opportunity to Wyoming,” says Shelia Stannard, Association director of activities and events. “Cattlemen’s Boot Camps are designed for all producers, and the subjects covered are vital for success in today’s industry.”

Topics include: business management, herd health, cow herd nutrition and reproductive management, feed efficiency, understanding carcass grades, adding value to a commercial herd, and communication in the beef industry.

“Cattlemen’s Boot Camps are not only a great way to learn about various aspects of beef cattle production, but they also provide breeders with the opportunity to share ideas with one another,” says Katie Allen, director of marketing and public relations for the Angus Foundation. “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 Sept. 4 and can be submitted electronically or mailed to Misty Taylor 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 Hilton Garden Inn for a rate of $99, plus tax. To reserve a room, call 307-745-5500 and ask for the University Business rate.

To register, click here or visit for more information.

A tentative schedule follows:


University of Wyoming Cattlemen’s Boot Camp

September 28-29, 2012


Friday, September 28 – Animal Science & Molecular Biology Building


8 a.m.              Registration


8:30 a.m.         Welcome, Doug Hixon & Andy Rest


8:45 a.m.         Developing a Business Mentality, Larry Corah, Certified Angus Beef, LLC


9:30 a.m.         Establishing a Herd Health Program


10:15 a.m.       Break


10:30 a.m.       Cow Herd Nutrition & Reproductive Management, Scott Lake, University of Wyoming  


11:15 a.m.       Feed Efficiency, Kristi Cammack, University of Wyoming


12 p.m.            Working Lunch – Paul Andrews, NWSS President & CEO


1:15 p.m.         Understanding Carcass Grades & Value, Warrie Means, Zeb Gray & Kelcey Christensen, University of Wyoming


3 p.m.              Break


3:15 p.m.         Case Study: Sale Time: Which Bull Fits your Needs?

                        Tonya Amen, American Angus Association


4:15 p.m.         Move to the Arena – 20 min to drive there

Break out Sessions – 3 groups/ 30 minutes each

                        Permanent ID: Freeze branding/ tattoo


                        Body Condition Score/Ultrasound


6:30 p.m.         Break & return to classroom


7 p.m.              Dinner



Saturday, September 29– Animal Science & Molecular Biology Building



8:30 a.m.         Adding Value Through Programs & Services for the Commercial Cattle Producer, Larry Corah, Certified Angus Beef


9:30 a.m.         Fetal Programming & its Effect on Carcass Composition & Quality Grade, Allison Meyer, University of Wyoming


10:15 a.m.       Break


10:30 a.m.       Communicating a Positive Image in the Beef Industry & Other Issues Important to the Future of Agriculture, Shelia Stannard & Ann Wittmann, Wyoming Beef Council


11:15 a.m.       Surviving the Cattle Business in Times of Drought, Dillon Fuez, Utah State University


12 p.m.            Lunch




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