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Kansas Angus Ass’n tour
Aug. 20-21, Flint Hills region
The annual two-day tour will begin at 6 p.m. at Mill Brae Ranch, Maple Hill, followed by dinner, entertainment and youth activities. Saturday’s activities will kick off with breakfast, presentations, and tours of Lyons Ranch near Manhattan and Mill Creek Ranch near Alma. Lunch will be provided, with presentations by industry representatives, including Jim Shirley, American Angus Association vice president of industry relations, about animal identification (ID). Participants can attend afternoon breakout sessions about Web advertising, marketing, photography, animal health, and showmanship and fitting, as well as visit exhibits. To register for the tour, visit www.kansasangus.org, or contact Anne Lampe at (620) 872-3915 or kansasangus@wbsnet.org.

Tour to visit four Missouri farms Aug. 27
Cattle producers from a three-state region are expected to attend the annual Missouri Beef Tour Aug. 27. According to a University of Missouri (MU) release, tour participants will visit four farms in Monroe and Shelby counties, west of Hannibal. Tour topics will include bull development, cattle-handling facilities, crossbred cows, embryo implants, the Show-Me Select Heifer Replacement Program, artificial insemination (AI), cattle feeding and financing.
The free tour will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Hopewell Farms southwest of Paris. Other stops include the Kenny and Imogene Latimer farm, Hunnewell; Bob and Charles Vannoy farm, Shelbyville; and Ricketts-Buckman Feedlot, Shelbina. The driving tour will encompass about 60 miles.
The tour will end at the American Legion Hall in Shelbina for a free beef dinner served by the Lewis-Marion County Cattlemen’s Association.
Other sponsors of the 2004 tour include local beef organizations, agribusinesses and individuals in cooperation with MU Extension and the MU Commercial Agriculture program.
For more information or tour directions, visit http://agebb.missouri.edu/news.

Montana Angus Ass’n Tour
Sept. 8-10, Havre

The tour begins Wednesday at 10 a.m. with a golf tournament at Beaver Creek Golf Course, Havre, followed by registration at the Best Western Great Northern Inn, Havre, and a social. The day culminates in a program and open discussion on selecting and working with a licensed Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) feedlot.
Buses depart at 6:30 a.m. on Thursday for breakfast at the Great Northern Fairgrounds, Havre. The tour will travel to Box Elder and Chinook, with dinner and entertainment provided.
On Friday, buses will depart at 6:30 a.m. The tour will travel from Turner to Malta.
The registration fee is $75 and includes travel and meals. The Best Western Great Northern Inn is the hotel headquarters, and reservations may be made by calling 1-888-530-4100. Make sure to state you are part of the Montana Angus Tour. For a registration form or more information, including a list of ranches on the tour, visit www.mtangus.org or contact Patty Nissen at (406) 357-3534 or mtangustour2004@hotmail.com.

Nebraska Angus Ass’n Tour
Sept. 10-11, Norfolk

The tour will begin Friday at 11:30 a.m., with buses departing from the Holiday Inn Express, Norfolk. The first stop will be at Northeast Community College, Norfolk, with displays by multiple Angus herds. A tour of Affiliated Foods, Norfolk, and Weborg Farms Feedlot, Pender, is on the agenda for the afternoon. Dinner will be at the Cuming County Fairgrounds with displays by area Angus breeders.
Saturday will start at 8 a.m., with buses departing the hotel for tour stops at Norfolk, Creighton, Verdigree and Fullerton. Stops will include displays by multiple Nebraska Angus producers. Buses are scheduled to arrive back in Norfolk at 5:30 p.m.
Registration for the tour is $35 and due to Jennifer Svoboda, Nebraska Angus Association secretary/manager, by Sept. 1. The Holiday Inn Express, Norfolk, is the headquarters hotel. Reservations can be made by calling (402) 379-1524, before Sept. 1. Be sure to ask for the Nebraska Angus Association’s tour rate.
For more information go to www.nebraskaangus.org.

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