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News Update

July 22, 2016

Head to Lincoln, Neb.,
for a Cattlemen’s Boot Camp

Cattle producers, mark your calendars. A Cattlemen’s Boot Camp will be hosted Sept. 21-22 at the Animal Science Complex on the University of Nebraska’s East Campus in Lincoln, Neb.

The educational event will be hosted jointly by the American Angus Association and the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), and will provide purebred and commercial cattle producers with timely information presented by academic and industry professionals.

Register online at, or download and send your application by mail before Aug. 15 to ensure you don’t miss all that this event has to offer.

“The Cattlemen’s Boot Camp workshop is a great event for cattle producers across the country,” says Jaclyn Clark, Association director of events and education. “The workshop offers industry-specific information from speakers and research that will offer insight into the beef business for both seedstock and commercial producers.”

Generously funded by the Angus Foundation, the Cattlemen’s Boot Camp is open to all cattle producers and features two days of educational speakers and workshops, and hands-on activities to help cattlemen and cattlewomen improve their herd operations.

For more information, view the Angus news release online.

Angus Foundation Silent Auction Raises More Than $12,500

Bids on more than 135 items raised $12,879 toward the Angus Foundation’s mission at the annual silent auction hosted during the 2016 National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) July 3-9 in Grand Island, Neb. Proceeds from these items help fund support for Angus education, youth and research initiatives.

“A wide variety of collectibles, art pieces and other unique items are available through the silent auction,” says Milford Jenkins, Angus Foundation president. “All proceeds from the silent auction are unrestricted in their use, so the Angus Foundation can put those funds toward the education, youth and research efforts that need the most support.”

Linz Heritage Angus, Crown Point, Ind., purchased the top-selling item for $725, which was a wine barrel sink donated by Bar Water Angus, Anderson, Ind.

There were three items that tied for the second-highest selling honor at $400 each. One of those items was an 8 ft. windmill donated by the 2016 NJAS Show Committee, purchased by Varilek Angus, Geddes, S.D.

Another item was a sports wagon filled with items made in California. The item was donated by “California Moms” and purchased by Krebs Ranch, Gordon, Neb.

Read more in the Angus news release online.

Prolonged Summer Heat Could Stress
Livestock, Horses and Pets

The Bluegrass State is poised to see an extended period of mostly dry conditions and a prolonged heat wave. This will create dangerous conditions for livestock, horses and pets.

“A heat advisory is already in effect through Saturday, July 23, for portions of the Purchase area in western Kentucky, as highs will rise into the middle 90s and heat indices could top 105° Fahrenheit (F),” said Matthew Dixon, meteorologist for the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture, Food and Environment. “The hot and humid air mass will stick around through the end of the work week and into the weekend. Looking at Friday and Saturday, highs are forecast to rise into the 90s statewide with upper 90s attainable across central and western Kentucky.”

Dixon said some could see heat indices push close to 110° F on each of these days. Not a lot of recovery is expected during the overnight hours, with lows only dropping into the 70s for much of the state and dew points remaining elevated.

For more information, view the UK news release online.

USFWS Delisting of Lesser Prairie Chicken

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) president Richard Thorpe, July 21, made the following statement after the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) formally delisted the Lesser Prairie-Chicken (LPC) as a “threatened” species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

“For far too long, many ranchers and landowners have operated under burdensome federal regulations due to the threatened listing of the Lesser Prairie-Chicken,” said Thorpe. “TSCRA is pleased the LPC has officially been removed from the Endangered Species list to provide relief for those affected by these unnecessary regulations.

This final action comes 10 months after U.S. District Judge Robert A. Junell, of Midland, Texas, determined USFWS had illegally listed the bird as a “threatened” species. USFWS appealed this court decision but dropped their appeal on May 11, 2016.

For more information, view the TSCRA news release online.

Seeking Member Input

The American Angus Association seeks member input in order to establish the long-range plan and strategic vision of the nation’s largest beef breed organization. Members were emailed questionnaires, which are also available within AAA Login (

Survey responses submitted online will be accepted through July 31, and respondents may enter to win a cash drawing. The Association’s long-range initiative encompasses insight from all areas of the beef cattle business, and member input is vital and appreciated.

Contact the Association at if you have questions regarding the survey.


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