Angus Convention Offers Cattleman-Focused Education

Take advantage of countless educational opportunities Nov. 6-8.

Angus breeders, commercial cattlemen and beef industry enthusiasts can make legendary progress at the 2021 National Angus Convention and Trade Show in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 6-8. A Texas-sized weekend full of networking and entertainment, attendees can get the most bang for their buck by participating in thought-provoking educational sessions.

“Angus Convention is a great opportunity for Angus breeders to tap into education to further their businesses,” said Mark McCully, American Angus Association chief executive officer. “We are excited to provide sessions for every cattleman, regardless of operation type.”

Back and better than ever, Angus University breakout sessions will be held on Sunday afternoon, Nov. 7. With twelve sessions to choose from, attendees will learn about marketing their operation, Angus tools and services, industry advancements and ways to improve their business.

In the Making Your Mark track, cattlemen and women can attend sessions on branding their operation, the value of the registration paper and utilizing today’s tools to create catalogs. New Angus breeders should attend the Learning Angus track to hear about AAA Login, AIMS and the basics behind EPDs. The Cutting Edge educational track will cover the industry’s latest trends including gene editing, sustainability and reproductive technologies. And, learn about programs like AngusLinkSM, the Certified Angus Beef® brand and Angus Herd Improvement Records during the Advancing Your Herd track.

“Education goes beyond workshops,” McCully said. “We’ve truly packed an entire weekend full of information for cattlemen and women.”

A genetics symposium, sponsored by NEOGEN, will take the main stage on Saturday afternoon. During the Finding Balance Panel, breeders will share their experiences with breeding plans and objectives. They will offer insight on how long-term strategic planning has benefitted their operation’s goals. In addition, Kelli Retallick-Riley, AGI president, will present new information on Sustained Cow Fertility, research that will help breeders identify longevity and ultimately improve their bottom line.

Interpreting genetic data and advancements in technology will be the highlight of a Navigating Genetic Data session, sponsored by Zoetis and held in the Priefert Cattle Demo Area. Association staff will help breeders with DNA and Angus Herd Improvement Records data collection, and commercial cattlemen can learn new marketing avenues in the Capturing Value session. Other industry partners will present topics and technologies in the Learning Lounge.

NACTS is the annual highlight event for the American Angus Association and includes keynote speakers, breakout sessions, entertainment and a trade show. In addition, the business of the Association will be conducted during the 138th Annual Convention of Delegates.

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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 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.

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