November 14, 2023
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Holly Martin, director of communications
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Cutline: Adam Sawyer of Nebraska was the winner of the Priefert and Datamars Complete Cattle Handling System at the 2023 Angus Convention in Orlando. Pictured from left are Mike Burris, Priefert representative; Adam Sawyer; and Todd Tieperman, Datamars representative.
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Cutline: Kenny Hinkle of Missouri was the winner of a John Deere XUV835M Gator at the Angus Convention in Orlando. Pictured from left are Kenny Hinkle; and Mikayla Busby, John Deere representative.
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Cutline: Marcia Bryant of Nebraska was the winner of a Trans Ova service voucher at the 2023 Angus Convention in Orlando. Pictured from left are Cary Crow, Trans Ova representative; Dean and Marcia Bryant; Emily Warnimont, Trans Ova representative; and Diane Broek, Trans Ova representative.
Recipients of grand prize giveaways win big at Angus Convention
Angus Convention attendees take home exciting Angus giveaways.
Angus breeders and beef industry enthusiasts gathered in Orlando, Florida for the 2023 Angus Convention and three lucky individuals left with prizes to help them expand their operations’ potential.
“You kind of go into shock seeing your name up on the board, but being a grand prize giveaway winner was really just the icing on the cake for a great convention,” said Adam Sawyer, grand prize giveaway winner.
Working cattle will become a low-stress task for Adam Sawyer of Nebraska and his cattle as he installs his new Priefert and Datamars Complete Cattle Handling System, valued at $42,000. The extensive package features a solid sweep with a straight working alley, adjustable to one of four widths, leading to a Priefert Model S04 Squeeze Chute. This set up is completed by a Tru-Test complete weight and water management solution by Datamars, electronic identification reader and WaterWell 2 automatic waterer. Thanks to Priefert and Datamars, Sawyer will be able to use this technology to work cattle more safely and efficiently.
“In our operation, we are really spread out and have to have facilities in a lot of different places for different groups of cattle that we have to work,” said Sawyer. “The system will add a lot of ease and save us a lot of time in working cattle.”
Kenny Hinkle of Missouri took home a John Deere XUV835M Gator valued at $19,500.
“It will be a huge asset to us and we will certainly make good use of it,” Hinkle said. “We want to take care of it and we will likely use it when visitors and grandchildren are around to look at cattle.”
Hinkle’s new Gator features a three-person cock pit, power steering, a 54-horsepower engine, 2,000-pound towing capacity, 1,000-pound cargo box capacity and speeds up to 45 mph. Association members and staff appreciate John Deere’s generous donation and continued support of Angus Convention.
The third winner, Marcia Bryant of Nebraska, received a Trans Ova service voucher. The voucher will help cover one genetic preservation, an IVF cycle and up to five fresh implants into Trans Ova or client recipients and more.
“We are thankful for the 2023 Angus Convention giveaway sponsors Priefert, Datamars, John Deere and Trans Ova,” Caitlyn Brandt, director of events and junior activities. “This certainly helped make this year’s convention extra special.”
“These giveaways are a really neat thing that sponsors do for breeders and the Association, and I am very grateful,” said Sawyer.
– Written by Katelyn Engel, Angus Communications
ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association® is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 22,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by more than 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.