Angus cattlemen to meet for 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention

Farm Forum

Nashville, Tenn., will host hundreds of Angus producers during the upcoming Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show Feb. 4-7.

Many of those producers will be setting the policy and priorities of the livestock industry while participating in the joint and individual meetings of five of the industry’s leading organizations: National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion and Research Board (CBB), American National CattleWomen Inc. (ANCW), CattleFax and the National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF).

Participants from across the country will enjoy top-notch general session speakers, including Captain Richard Phillips, who is the inspiration for the movie, Captain Phillips, starring Tom Hanks. The movie is based on Phillips’s book, A Captain’s Duty: Somali Pirates, Navy Seals and Dangerous Days at Sea, a fascinating and suspenseful recounting of the first hijacking of a U.S. ship in more than 200 years.

In addition, all-American and NFL quarterback Archie Manning shares lessons he learned as a 14-year veteran quarterback and father of two Super Bowl champion quarterbacks, Peyton and Eli, to inspire audiences to achieve greatness in their journey for personal and professional success.

A number of educational sessions are also on the agenda for the 2014 convention. The CattleFax Annual Outlook Seminar, the 21st Annual Cattlemen’s College sponsored by Zoetis Animal Health, and events at the Stockmanship and Stewardship Demonstration Area will provide producers with practical information on reproduction management, genetics, forage management, business strategies and much more.

New this year is the NCBA Learning Lounge, which will feature 30-minute educational sessions to provide attendees valuable educational tips from industry experts in informal, face-to-face, technology-friendly classroom settings.

Another highlight of the convention is the NCBA Trade Show — the largest of its kind in the cattle business. The American Angus Association, the Angus Journal and Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) are among the exhibitors. Find them at booth #575.

Angus booth visitors can learn more about Association programs and services, as well as the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) brand and what it takes to raise beef for the industry’s premier branded beef program.

Also, two special events are taking place in the Angus booth Tuesday, Feb. 4 during the NCBA Trade Show Welcome Reception: a “Tweet Up” for social media enthusiasts begins at 6 p.m., and soon after there will be a carcass fabrication demonstration by Dr. Phil Bass, CAB corporate meat scientist. The Butcher’s Block, sponsored by GeneMax, will give insight into what end-users do with the quality beef raised on the ranch.

Visit to register for the 2014 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show and to read a full schedule of events. And don’t miss the Angus Journal’s complete online coverage, available at The website features presentation summaries and photos, trade show news, as well as archives of past conventions.