NEWSROOM — 2014


POST-CONVENTION NEWS


TUESDAY, NOV. 4

Keynote speaker: Richard Picciotto

Summary

Adding Value with Commercial Programs — Ginette Kurtz, director of commercial programs, American Angus Association; and Joe Mayer, Mayer Ranch, Guymon, Okla.

Summary by Barb Baylor Anderson | PowerPoint (2.2 MB pdf) | Audio (18.7 MB)

Brand Building for Individual Angus Producers — Becky (Terry) Weishaar, director of Creative Media, Angus Productions Inc.

Summary by Barb Baylor Anderson | PowerPoint (11 MB pdf) | Audio (18.6 MB)

Buying and Selling Online — Brett Spader, director of operations, DV Auction and AngusAuctions.com

Summary by Barb Baylor Anderson | PowerPoint | Audio (23.9 MB)

Ranch Management: Securing Good Employees — Burke Teichert, retired vice president, AgReserves

Summary by Kasey Brown | PowerPoint (1.1 MB pdf) | Audio (23.7 MB)

Succession Planning: Preserving the Ranch — Dave Specht, certified financial planner, Advising Generations LLC

Summary by Kasey Brown | PowerPoint (4.8 MB pdf) | Audio (21.6 MB)

Succession Planning: Speaking from Experience — Panel: Paul Neiffer, agribusiness certified public accountant, CliftonLarsonAllen LLP; Don Schiefelbein, Schiefelbein Farms, Kimball, Minn.; Joe Mayer, Mayer Ranch, Guymon, Okla.

Summary by Kasey Brown | Audio (24.9 MB)


GE-EPDs and Genetic Selection — Dan Moser, president, Angus Genetics Inc., and director of performance programs, American Angus Association

Summary by Shauna Rose Hermel | PowerPoint (676 KB pdf) | Audio (6.5 MB)

Characterizing Maternal and Reproductive Traits with MaternalPlus — Tonya Amen, genetic services director, Angus Genetics Inc.

Summary by Shauna Rose Hermel | PowerPoint (1.5 MB pdf) | Audio (5.9 MB)

Angus Dollar Value Indexes: Feed Intake and $F — Dan Moser, president, Angus Genetics Inc., and director of performance programs, American Angus Association

Summary by Shauna Rose Hermel | PowerPoint (476 KB pdf) | Audio (4.8 MB) | "By The Numbers: Index enhancements" column in December 2014 Angus Journal

Coming in 2015: Foot Scoring — Dan Moser, president, Angus Genetics Inc., and director of performance programs, American Angus Association

Summary by Shauna Rose Hermel | PowerPoint (1.4 MB pdf) | Audio (4.4 MB)

Avoid the Headache: Properly Submitting DNA Samples —Tonya Amen, Genetic Services Director, Angus Genetics Inc.

Summary | PowerPoint (3.4 MB pdf) | Audio (6.5 MB)

New in 2014: GeneMax Advantage — Dan Moser, president, Angus Genetics Inc., and director of performance programs, American Angus Association

Summary | PowerPoint (677 KB pdf) | Audio (4.5 MB)

Digital Herd Management — Chris Stallo, American Angus Association, Vice President of Operations

Summary | PowerPoint ( 6.1 MB pdf) | Audio (20.5 MB)

CAB Best Management Practices — Mark McCully, Certified Angus Beef LLC, Vice President of Production

Summary by Steve Suther | PowerPoint (4.2 MB pdf) | Audio (18.8 MB)

Consumer Research and Product Development — Tracey Erickson, Certified Angus Beef LLC, Vice President of Marketing

Summary by Steve Suther | PowerPoint (22 MB pdf) | Audio (19.8 MB)

How is CAB Adding Value to Your Registered Angus Cattle? — John Stika, Certified Angus Beef LLC, President

Summary by Steve Suther | PowerPoint (6.3 MB pdf) | Audio (19.8 MB)


WEDNESDAY, NOV. 5


Keynote speaker: Lowell Catlett

Summary

What’s Next in A Story of a Steak? Panel Discussion — John Butler, chief executive officer of Beef Marketing Group (BMG); Ron Rowan, director of customer development and grain procurement for Beef Northwest; Rick Sibbel, director of U.S. Cattle Technical Service at Merck Animal Health; Dan Moser, president of Angus Genetics Inc.

Summary by Kasey Brown | Audio (16.3 MB)

A Chef’s Perspective on Quality Beef — Chef Ric Rosser, executive chef for Southwestern Energy

Summary by Linda Robbins | PowerPoint (7.2 MB pdf) | Audio (12.1 MB)

The Entrepreneurial Spirit and the Story of a Steak – Tom Field, director of the Engler Agribusiness Entrepreneurship Program and the Paul Engler Chair of Agribusiness Entrepreneurship at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Summary by Linda Robbins | PowerPoint (9 MB pdf) | Audio (12.8 MB)

The Entrepreneurial Spirit and Why Quality Matters, Tom Brink, founder and owner of Top Dollar Angus Inc.

Summary by Kasey Brown | PowerPoint (7.8 MB pdf) | Audio (14.8 MB)

Entrepreneurship in the Cattle Business, Panel Discussion – Charles “Chuck” Backus, Quarter Circle U Ranch, Phoenix, Ariz.; Joe Mayer, Guymon, Okla.; Terry Beller, manager of Beller Feedlot, Lindsay, Neb.

Summary by Kasey Brown | Audio (24.8 MB)

Quality Genetics, Quality Eating Experience – Dr. Nevil Speer

Summary by Kasey Brown | PowerPoint (2 MB pdf) | Audio (12.3 MB)

Better Performance. Better Quality. The Importance of Health When it Comes to Quality, Panel Discussion – Kenny Knight, president of Knight Farms, Knight Feedlot and Bar K Bar Trucking; Bronc May, custom feed manager for Simplot Land and Livestock in Grand View, Idaho; Jim Wilson, V Ranch, Thermopolis, Wyo.

Summary | Audio (18.3 MB)

A Story and a Steak – and the Future of Rural America – Chuck Schroeder, executive director of the University of Nebraska’s Rural Futures Institute

Summary by Linda Robbins | PowerPoint (2.6 MB pdf) | Audio (11.9 MB)


MONDAY, NOV. 3 — Open House at the Association


PRE-CONVENTION NEWS