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National Angus Show to Headline Activities at 2004 National Western

Angus enthusiasts from across the country will gather for the 2004 National Western Stock Show’s Angus activities in Denver, Colo. Five days of events are planned and include the 2004 Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) and National Angus Show, junior heifer show, pen and carload show and the National Western Angus Bull Sale. Angus breeders from around the globe, as well as some of the top Angus cattle from the United States, will be in Denver.

For those producers who cannot attend the event you can track the happenings in Denver at www.angusjournal.com/denver. Angus Productions Inc. will be providing real-time coverage of the shows, sale and events throughout the week.

The activities begin with the junior heifer show at 3 p.m., Tuesday, January 13, in the Stadium Arena. Alan Miller, LeRoy, Ill., will evaluate the juniors’ Angus females.

The female portion of the Super Point ROV and National Angus Show will begin at 8 a.m., Wednesday, January 14, in the Stadium Arena. Jack Ward, Plattsburg, Mo., will judge the National Show.

An Angus "Listening Post" will be open for visitors Wednesday through Saturday during the Angus events in Denver. Association members and commercial cattle producers are encouraged to stop by the Angus tent in the yards to talk about current beef industry issues, visit with Association staff, ask questions and exchange ideas.

The National Western Angus Bull Sale highlights the events on Thursday, January 15. The bull sale show begins at 8 a.m. in the Stadium Arena. Five judges will evaluate the 54 bulls and select division and grand champions. Judges include Donald Bloom, Westville, Ind.; Jeff Gooden, Iberia, Mo.; Bruce Kiesewetter, Letts, Iowa; Lorna Pelton, College Station, Texas; and Kevin Yon, Ridge Spring, S.C. The sale begins at 2 p.m. in the Beef Palace Auction Arena. The sale of the 2004 Angus Foundation Heifer Package will precede the sale. Beartooth Ranch, Columbus, Mont., is donating BT Everelda Entense 51N to headline this year’s package, which benefits youth, education and research projects of the breed.

An Angus reception will wrap up Thursday’s activities. The reception is set from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at the Denver Marriott City Center, located downtown.

The Super Point ROV and National Angus Show resumes Friday, January 16, with the bull show. Ward will again serve as the judge, beginning at 8 a.m. in the Stadium Arena. The Foundation Female Sale, sponsored by the Colorado Angus Association, will begin at 3 p.m. at the Livestock Auction Arena in the yards.

Angus activities conclude on Saturday, January 17, with the pen and carload shows in the yards. The event begins at 9 a.m. in the Livestock Center Auction Arena. Henry Bergfeld, Summitville, Ohio; Dick Burns, Kickapoo, Ill.; and Jim Pipkin, Republic, Mo., will officiate the group competitions.

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