Annual Angus convention Nov. 16-19 in Louisville, Ky.

Farm Forum

American Angus Association members and Angus enthusiasts will gather in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 16-19, for the 130th Annual Convention of Delegates and related Angus activities in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).

“We are looking forward to celebrating the Association’s 130th year with our members,” says Robin Ruff, Association director of activities, events and education. “This year’s event in Louisville is sure to be an educational and exciting time in our breed’s history.”

Activities include the Annual Meeting of Delegates, educational sessions, social events and a 2013 Super-Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show.

Super-Point ROV Show

The Angus shows will all begin at 8 a.m. in the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) Freedom Hall. The junior heifer show will take place Sunday, Nov. 17; the ROV bulls will show Monday, Nov. 18; and all ROV females, including cow-calf pairs, will show Nov. 19. Steven Reimer, Chamberlain, S.D., will judge the Super-Point ROV Show, and Jake Scott, Gordon, Neb., will serve as the junior heifer show judge.

Entries are due by Oct. 1 and can be submitted on the website at Visa and MasterCard are accepted. For more information, call 502-595-3166.

Angus Activities and Events

All Angus supporters who have contributed $250 this fiscal year (Oct. 1, 2012-Sept. 30, 2013) to the Angus Foundation will be invited to attend a special Supporter Recognition Event on Saturday evening, Nov. 16, at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Louisville. Donate today to ensure a spot for this exclusive event.

The Association Annual Meeting of Delegates is scheduled to begin at 1:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 18, in the KFEC South Wing C. Elected delegates from across the United States and Canada will meet to conduct the business of the Association, including the election of officers and five new directors. The meeting is open for all members to listen to fiscal year reports of the Association and its entities – Angus Foundation, Certified Angus Beef (CAB) LLC, Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), and the Angus Journal.

The Angus Awards Banquet social will begin at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18 in the Crowne Plaza, followed by a meal starting at 7 p.m. featuring Certified Angus Beef. Honorary Angus Foundation and Century Award inductees and the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) Outstanding Leadership Award will be recognized during the dinner.

The Crowne Plaza will serve as the Angus headquarters again this year, but rooms there are reserved for delegates, alternates, and Association officers and directors. Anyone who doesn’t fall into one of those categories may want to make reservations at the Hampton Inn, where the Association also has a block of rooms reserved.