Bull Sale Saturday, January 24, 2015, NOON - Catalog


Female Sale Saturday, March 14, 2015, NOON - Catalog


Annual Meeting/Banquet, Friday, March 13, 2015, 6:00 PM




Upcoming Junior Activities:

Your HELP is needed to serve lunch before the LAA Bull Sale 1/24/15. Juniors wear your purple shirts and meet at 10:45 am to serve. Please join us for fun, fellowship, and fundraising!

ROTY Applications are due Monday 1/26/15 to Mrs. Bridgett at begisclair@centurytel.net, no late applications accepted. Please see link for ROTY form.

District Directors please submit your results to Mrs. Bridgett at begisclair@centurytel.net, Good Luck at District!

Interested applicants in the royalty contest should complete the application and email to Mrs. Bridgett. Please see Royalty link form.

LSU State Show in Gonzales - Feb 18, 2015 - All cattle must be in the barn by noon; Feb 19, 2015 - LJAA Meeting, Royalty Contest, and Annual Banquet times TBA later; Feb 20, 2015 – 8 am Jr. Angus Show followed by LJAA Showmanship

Annual Banquet Meal Prices - $5 for jr. members and $10 for everyone else

LJAA Annual Dues paid at Jr. Meeting - $10

Auxiliary Scholarship Applicants submit necessary paperwork to Mrs. Bridgett by February, 1, 2015. All qualifying seniors should have received a reminder email with necessary documents. Refer to LJAA Friend Award link for form.

All junior members should have received the NJAA Green Books in the mail. Please notice the dates and deadlines for upcoming events. NJAS in Tulsa, OK on July 12-July 18, 2015 and LEAD will be in Seattle, Washington on August 6-9, 2015

Happy Showing Juniors! Looking forward to an exciting 2015!



Auxiliary Updates:

Please remember to bring your bake sale items for the LAA Bull Sale on 1/24/15. All proceeds help to fund our juniors.

Meeting on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Time to be announced later. Please check for updates.

Auxiliary will be hosting the Annual Banquet at LSU State Show in Gonzales, contact Courtney, Courtney@cen.net, with any questions concerning help and contributions for this event.



From the President:

With Winter in full swing, my hay is flying out the barn door. With all the moisture we have received, hopefully the warmer temperatures will come and bring lush fields of winter grass soon.

Record prices for Angus cattle continues to be the trend, and from all reports, the cattle business seems to be on sure footing for years to come. Our Annual Bull Sale is coming up very soon (January 24) and the interest has been good. The catalog is posted on the American Angus Association website, and we have a very nice set of bulls this year. Also, our Annual Female Sale is March 14, 2015. This will be a great opportunity to market your top females, or pick up the next Game Changer for your herd.

As promised in my previous letter, the following are highlights from the AAA Annual Meeting in Kansas City last November. Record crowds in KC made this the largest attended AAA Annual Meeting. The Trade Show was exciting, with vendors from all over the country marketing products specifically for Angus. The informative seminars helped many Breeders find answers to new technology questions and learn how to maximize profits on their operations. The guest speakers were informative and entertaining (Baxter Black had us falling out of our seats).

Five new Directors were elected to the Board. They were Jerry Connealy, Whitman, Neb.; David Dal Porto, Brentwood, Calif.; John Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio; James Henderson, Memphis, Texas; and Dave Nichols, Bridgewater, Iowa. Steve Olson, Hereford, Texas, was elected the new Association president and chairman of the Board. Jim Sitz, Dillon, Montana, was elected the new Association vice president and vice chairman of the Board. sCharlie Boyd, Mays Lick, Kentucky, was elected treasurer.

Finally, congratulations to Becky Billingsley for winning the Yamaha Viking VI given away at the AAA Annual Meeting. I can't wait to get a ride.

I hope to see you all at the Annual Bull sale January 24th and our Annual Meeting and Female Sale March 13-14.

Lee Robbins
318-623-8762
robbins@grandbayoufarms.com



"Dave & Becky Billingsley with their 2015 Yamaha Viking VI, won at the National Angus Convention and Trade Show in November 2014 in Kansas City, MO."


ATTENTION: High School Seniors
Please contact Patti Hymel for Scholarship Applications.



On the new stand........The 2014 Louisiana Angus Directory!

It could be our best Directory yet!

A special "Thank You" to all of our advertisers!

If you would like a Directory, please email Dale Schexnayder at sche278@bellsouth.net.

Thank you for your interest in the Louisiana Angus Association!

 

“Something’s Always Cookin’ with LJAA”

Cookbooks are now on sale! $10 each.

Contact Patti Hymel or Bridget Gisclair.

Cookbooks will also be on sale at all LA Angus events.

 

In November 1960, a group of Louisiana businessmen joined together with a common interest to form the Louisiana Angus Association. The purpose of this organization is to encourage and extend the influence of Angus cattle; to educate, promote and encourage the breeding and development of better and higher quality Angus cattle; and to promote the interest of membership by creating better trade and sale opportunities.

Louisiana Angus Association Officers and Board Members


Louisiana Angus Association Board
These men and women were elected to serve on the Louisiana Angus Association board of directors and are pictured at the 2014 Louisiana Angus Association Annual Meeting and Banquet, March 7 in Lecompte, LA. Pictured seated front row from left are Lee Robbins, Dubach, President; Lana Myers, Jennings, Vice President; Ray Gendron, Baton Rouge, Secretary; and Dale Schexnayder, Port Allen, Treasurer. Directors standing back row from left are Drew Hall, Ethel; Dave Means III, Gloster; Warren Bryan, Ruston; Greg Tate, Ville Platte; Edward Hymel, Vacherie; David Billingsley, Keithville; Kevin Windham, Jena; and Chuck Evans, Cut Off. Photo by Richard Dyar.

2014 LLA Officers

President: Lee Robbins
robbins@grandbayoufarms.com
318.623.8762

Vice President: Lana Myers
lanaLGM@aol.com
337.824.6106

Secretary: Ray Gendron
jraygend@gmail.com
225.869.1354

Treasurer: Dale Schexnayder
sche278@bellsouth.net
225.223.9242

Board Members Terms 2012-2015

Ray Gendron
Chris Roussel
Gary Greene
David Billingsley
Kevin Windham

Board Members Terms 2013-2016

Drew Hall
Dave Means
Warren Bryan
Greg Tate
Eddie Hymel

Board Members Terms 2014-2017

Dale Schexnayder
Lee Robbins
Chuck Evens
Enyart Mitchell
Lana Myers


The Gisclair Family
2013 Family of the Year
The Gisclair family, Flying G Ranch, Longville, was named Family of the Year. Pictured from left are Cheyenne Jones, Louisiana Angus Association Queen; Lee Robbins, Louisiana Angus Association President, presenting; Luke, Bridgett, Corey, and Lily Gisclair; and Olivia Shepherd, Louisiana Angus Association Princess.

David Billingsley, Breeder OTY
2013 Breeder of the Year
David Billingsley, Keithville, LA, was awarded Breeder of the Year, Pictured from left are Cheyenne Jones, Louisiana Angus Association Queen; David Billingsley, Recipient; Lee Robbins, Louisiana Angus Association President, presenting; and Olivia Shepherd, Louisiana Angus Association Princess.