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American Angus Association Meeting Scheduled For Nov. 8-9, Kansas City, and CEO Mark McCully Says They Are Offering Both In-Person and Virtual Options
Fri, 23 Oct 2020 09:08:41 CDT
The 137th annual meeting of the American Angus Association is scheduled for Nov. 8-9 in the Kansas City, Mo., Convention Center and like many similar events during this pandemic, association officials have had to make adjustments. Mark McCully, CEO of the American Angus Association, explains those adjustments and what members can expect to learn from this year's meeting.
Ron Hays Beef Buzzes With Mark McCully, American Angus Assoc. CEO
There will be In-person and virtual options, McCully said.
We've got a great program with a combination of information and updates for Angus breeders, he said.
McCully said the emphasis will be on making the black angus cow a better cow focusing on longevity and fertility.
Improving reproductive function is important for both the Angus breed and the cattle industry as a whole and we're excited to have speakers addressing a new genomic technology can help identify haplotypes that affect fertility, he said.
In an effort to establish a longevity EPD, an easy to use inventory based AHIR program is being introduced to collect necessary data. Members will learn how to use this whole herd reporting option to complement the MaternalPlus program.
In conjunction with the education options, there will be a business meeting with the delegates and a great slate of keynote speakers, McCully said.
Jordy Nelson, former NFL and Kansas State football player, will address the group on Sunday, Nov. 8. Growing up on a Kansas farm, Nelson can relate to the challenges faced by cattle producers and will talk to the group about taking success to the next level.
Kevin Ochsner, a Colorado rancher and business consultant, will talk to the group on Nov. 9 about making decisions that will improve their personal and professional performance.
This year has been a year of change and modification and we are really looking forward to hosting the annual meeting and seeing everyone in Kansas City or join us virtually, McCully said.
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