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News Update

June 12, 2017

Warm Up for 2017
National Junior Angus Show

The sound of laughter and cattle mooing will fill the air signaling the 2017 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). The nation’s largest youth beef cattle competition is a place where everyone on the Angus team will come together and where the future leaders of the Angus breed will showcase their cattle and leadership skills.

Angus juniors from across the country will gather at the Iowa State Fairgrounds in Des Moines, Iowa, July 9-15. More than 900 Angus juniors will be “Winning with the Angus Team” as they represent 34 states across the United States. An impressive 1,900 head of Angus cattle have been registered to compete at this year’s most awaited Angus event.

Caitlyn Brandt, events coordinator with the American Angus Association, and the rest of the team with the events and education department have been busy finalizing the details to ensure the Angus members in attendance enjoy their time at the NJAS.

“For many families, junior nationals tends to be a family vacation,” Brandt said. “The junior national rotates around the country every year that way it gives families the opportunity to travel the country and see sites they wouldn’t normally see before.”

Continue reading this Angus news release online.

Julie Conover Joins the Missouri Angus Association

The Missouri Angus Association announces Julie Conover of Cameron, Mo., as the organization’s general manager. Conover begins her role July 1 and will represent the state’s many dedicated Angus breeders.

“This is a wonderful opportunity to combine my passion for the cattle industry with the unique skillset I’ve developed over the past seven years in education,” Conover said. “I look forward to this new chapter in my life working to fulfill the needs of the Missouri membership.”

Conover is a third-generation Angus breeder who was active in 4-H, FFA and the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA). Always having a passion for agriculture, she stayed true to her roots while raising and showing Angus cattle. In her junior career, Conover participated in each of the contests available at the NJAS and served as a leader in the Michigan Angus Association. She has continued to stay involved with the Angus breed and currently serves on two American Angus Auxiliary committees.

Conover earned two bachelor’s degrees from Michigan State University and began her career in Indiana as an agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor.

Read the full Angus news release online.

CAA Introduces Leadership Team,
Launches Strategic Planning Process

Canadian Angus Association (CAA) CEO Rob Smith unveiled his leadership team at the CAA Annual National Convention June 10. Member Value team leader and new CAA staff member Carmen Koning, joins existing staff Kajal Devani, member service team leader and Tina Zakowsky, administration team leader to form the new leadership team.

In conjunction with the leadership team announcement, Koning launched the CAA’s 2017-2018 strategic planning process and mentorship program. CAA will spend the next year consulting with members and industry partners as we develop the next iteration of our strategic plan. This plan will be unveiled at Convention 2018.

Koning also launched the new CAA mentorship program for new breeder development and support. Through this program, Canadian Angus aims to develop a database of expertise to fill commonly identified gaps of knowledge in the industry. “The new mentorship program strives to engage young and new Canadian Angus producers and provide them with a structured avenue for support, mentorship and information in order to increase their success and longevity within the industry,” says Smith.

For more information, read the CAA news release online.

New CAA Board Members and Executive Announced

The CAA is pleased to announce the new 2017-2018 board executive selected during the Canadian Angus National Convention in Brandon, Man., Canada.

Brett Wildman of Sangudo, Alta., was elevated from the position of president-elect to president. David Sibbald of Calgary, Alta., moved into the past president position and Trevor Welch of Glassville, N.B., was chosen as president-elect.

Wildman, elected in 2014, is the third member of his family to serve on the CAA Board of Directors executive. Brett’s father David was president in 1990 and his brother Kirk was president in 2010. Brett owns and operates Wildman Livestock with his wife Traci and their daughter Paige in Sangudo, Alta,. He was raised in a purebred Angus operation and has worked as a herdsman and semen collector.

Welch is the fourth generation of his family to farm on their land. Garvie Mountain Angus is located in western New Brunswick in the small community of Glassville. He, his father Fred Welch and son Taylor Welch currently manage around 30 mother cows, made up of purebred black Angus and black baldie commercial cows.

Read the CAA news release online.

Department of Agriculture Urges Producers
to Heed Label Restrictions

The Missouri Department of Agriculture (MDA) Plant Industries Division’s Pesticide Program reminds producers to explicitly follow all directions for use, restrictions and special precautions found on all pesticide labels.

One such pesticide, Dicamba, has been widely discussed over the past few months. Dicamba is a useful herbicide chemistry, historically registered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) for use in burndown and preplant applications for the control of many broadleaf weeds in the production of cotton and soybean crops.

The U.S. EPA approved for conditional registration the following Dicamba herbicide products for use in-crop as post-emergent application in Bollgard II XtendFlex cotton and Roundup Ready 2 Xtend soybeans during the 2017 growing season:

Producers who desire to use these new Dicamba herbicide products are encouraged to make sure they receive a copy of the complete supplemental label for the product in use.

Learn more in the news release online.



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