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Despite Adjustments Due To Covid, Oklahoma Rancher John Pfeiffer Looking Forward to This Weekend's American Angus Assoc. Convention
Wed, 04 Nov 2020 08:08:42 CST
The 137th annual meeting of the American Angus Association is Nov. 8-9 in the Kansas City, Mo., Convention Center and like many similar events during this pandemic, association officials have had to adjust. John Pfeiffer, Mulhall, Okla., rancher and past president of the American Angus Association is a delegate to the convention and recently visited with Radio Oklahoma Ag Network Farm Director Ron Hays about the convention details.
Ron Hays Beef Buzzes With John Pfeiffer
We've made a whole lot of adjustments this year, Pfeiffer said. We've cancelled the regular conference and moved it back to just a two-day event on Sunday and Monday.
We going to have both virtual and in-person options as it is going to be a whole different look, he said.
I have talked to people who are driving and stopping to do business along the way, Pfeiffer 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.
For more details on the convention, click here.
No doubt there will be lot of discussion about the impact of COVID-19 on the cattle industry. Pfeifer said the cattle industry has weathered the impact in decent shape.
It was really tough in March and April, especially for our commercial people, Pfeifer said.
Since then it's been pretty good except in recent weeks, mostly due to drought, he said.
Registered sales have been really good, $5 to $700 better than last year, he said.
Certified Angus Beef sales were down about six percent, but we still did over a billion pounds, he said.
Considering the times, it's been a relatively good year, Pfeiffer said.
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