Welcome to the 2000 National Angus Conference and Tour. Once again, the American Angus Association is honored to host a national event in some of the nation’s richest cattle and horse country — the heart of Kentucky. We welcome you as our guest for a tour through the Bluegrass State and a great conference program in Lexington.

More than 400 Angus enthusiasts enjoyed the first day of the National Angus Tour. To see more pictures click on the tour schedule link and visit the different tour sites.
The American Angus Association is committed to helping Angus producers supply better genetics to the beef industry, as well as serving the needs of commercial producers. We hope this conference and tour will help us all take a look at where we are as an industry and how we can do a better job of producing high-quality, consistent beef products for the consumer. As demand for beef regains momentum, it’s critical that producers continue to focus on end-product merit and on-farm production efficiencies.

“Angus — Setting the Pace for the Beef Industry” is the theme we’ve chosen for this three-day event. The one-day conference program includes some of the most influential speakers in the beef industry. Gary Smith, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colo., will set the pace for the program with a keynote address. Other industry leaders will cover Angus genetics in crossbreeding, commercial beef production and increasing profit through industry coordination. We hope you’ll find the program both educational and challenging.

The one-and-a-half-day tour offers a showcase of Kentucky agriculture, taking you to some of the state’s most impressive registered and commercial Angus farms. We’ll also explore two industries for which Kentucky is famous — bourbon distilling and Thoroughbred racing. From start to finish, this tour offers you a ticket to some of the nicest places the Bluegrass State has to offer.

We hope you decide to join us for the 2000 National Angus Conference and Tour Sept. 25-27 in Lexington, Ky.


Richard L. Spader
Executive Vice President
American Angus Association