Angus Convention Attendee Wins Yamaha Viking VI

Becky Billingsley, Keithville, La., is the winner of the 2015 side-by-side vehicle.

SAINT JOSEPH, Mo. (Nov. 13, 2014) — When David and Becky Billingsley traveled to Kansas City, Mo., from northwest Louisiana, they were expecting to gain a lot from the first-ever Angus Means Business National Convention & Trade Show — new friends and practical information for the ranch, and experience at the organization’s business meetings. They never guessed they would be bringing home a 2015 Yamaha Viking VI.

Thanks to a generous donation from Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A, the utility vehicle will make its new home at Billingsley Angus Farm in Keithville, La. With 600 pounds of hauling and 1,500 pounds of towing capacity, the Yamaha Viking VI is made to be the toughest and most off-road-capable six-person side-by-side ever.

“The Viking VI giveaway was one of many highlights from the National Angus Convention & Trade Show,” says Becky Weishaar, Creative Media director for Angus Productions Inc. “Everyone who attended received at least one chance to win, and those who registered prior to Sept. 5 had three chances to win per registration. Our thanks to Yamaha for their support.”

The 2015 Viking VI has a suggested retail value of $13,599. It combines Yamaha performance and durability with the comfort and convenience of a Viking — now with maximum headroom, legroom and shoulder room for six occupants. The drawing took place Nov. 6 during the American Angus Association®’s Annual Meeting of Delegates.

David and Becky Billingsley have been raising Angus cattle in Louisiana for nearly 20 years. They raise Angus bulls to market to the commercial beef cattle industry, offering cattle through private treaty and regional consignment sales. This was their first time attending the National Angus Convention.

“I was impressed. I didn't know it was going to be this big,” David Billingsley says. “Any time you go anywhere, you go to Denver, Montana or Texas and you walk in, you see all your friends, you really feel at home.”

About 2,000 Angus cattlemen, commercial producers and others attended the Nov. 4-6 event in Kansas City, resulting in a record-setting turnout for the organization’s annual business meetings and first-ever trade show. Participants from across the country enjoyed educational sessions, networking opportunities and plenty of fun.

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ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 25,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers. For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association’s programs and services, visit