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Cattle enthusiasts ‘tweet up’ in Nashville

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Farm Forum

Meet up with fellow cattle and social media enthusiasts at the fourth-annual Angus “Tweet Up” held during the 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Nashville, Tenn. The American Angus Association, Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) and the Angus Journal are hosting the event for their Twitter followers and others who would like to learn more about online communications.

“It’s a rare occasion when we are able to visit with our Twitter friends outside of our smartphones and computers,” says Jena McRell, Association assistant director of public relations. “Join in our ‘tweet up’ to catch up with old friends and meet new people to connect with across the country.”

Attendees will have a chance to meet and share more than Twitter’s 140 characters, while in a social setting at the trade show. The gathering is scheduled for 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 4 at the Angus booth, 575, during the NCBA Trade Show Welcome Reception.

While at the booth, make plans to stay for 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.

“The Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show is a fantastic educational event, but the social and networking aspects are equally important,” says Kasey Brown, Angus Journal associate editor. “The annual ‘tweet up’ is a great opportunity to connect with those in the beef industry you may have met through social media.”

For more details on the event or to learn more about Angus cattle, follow the Association, CAB and the Angus Journal using the following Twitter handles, respectively: @AngusAssoc, @BlackInkBasics and @AJeditor.

“Tweeps” following coverage of the 2014 Cattle Industry Annual Convention and Trade Show can use the hashtag: #CIC14 or #NCBA14.

Visit beefusa.org for more event details, and stay tuned to the Angus Journal’s online coverage website (www.4cattlemen.com) for the latest news and information.