Shorthorn University Tour set to start in Omaha June 7-9

Farm Forum

OMAHA, Neb. – Dates for the annual American Shorthorn Association (ASA) summer tour, Shorthorn University (SU) have been set for the weekend of June 7-9, 2013. The tour is set to start Friday, June 7, at the ASA office in Omaha, Neb., and follow with a presentation by Darrell Busby, founder and manager of the Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity. Other stops during the afternoon include Gregory Feedlots, Tabor, Iowa; Nichols Farms, Bridgewater, Iowa; and finish at Studer Shorthorns in Creston, Iowa.

Iowa State University (ISU) in Ames, Iowa will host the first stop of the day on Saturday with a tour of the ISU Beef Unit guided by Marshall Ruble and an update on the 50K DNA by Dr. Dorrian Garrick. The day will end with a stop at Hagie Manufacturing/Cyclone Trace Cattle Company in Clarion, Iowa.

On the final day of the tour, the group will visit Solution Genetics in Cushing, Iowa; Wiese & Sons Herefords, Manning, Iowa; and Sullivan Supply in Dunlap, Iowa.

Shorthorn University aims to broaden breeder’s awareness of the entire beef industry by giving attendees contact with influential leaders in an effort to gain resources, learn industry techniques and provide opportunities to build relationships with fellow cattlemen.

Attendees may register to take part in the tour for the entire weekend or just by day.

The deadline to register for the event is Wednesday, May 22, 2013. Registration forms are available online at Please visit the website for any updates to the schedule or program. For questions, contact ASA Field Representatives Jake Alden or Patrick Wall at 402-393-7200.