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News Update

January 23, 2017

‘The Angus Report’ Features the National Western

Starting the year at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo., is an annual tradition for many Angus families and livestock enthusiasts. This year, the American Angus Association was proud to host an all-new evening event in the historic Stadium Arena to celebrate the breed’s westward expansion and impact on quality genetics.

The Angus Media team brings you complete coverage from the 2017 NWSS in this week’s episode of The Angus Report on RFD-TV. Watch online or tune in at 1:30 p.m. CST Saturday.

Highlights include interviews from the National Western Angus Bull Sale, Angus Foundation Heifer Package, expansion plans for the NWSS Complex, and breeders share why they find success marketing cattle down in the Yards.

The March issue of the Angus Journal will also bring you stories, photos and much more from the National Western.

Madison, Wisconsin, to Host 50th NJAS

The National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) will celebrate a major milestone in 2018, as it hosts the 50th NJAS in Madison, Wis. The annual event is a summer highlight for many Angus juniors and their families, and the American Angus Association is proud of the young leaders it has encouraged during the past five decades.

The 50th NJAS will take place July 7-13, 2018, at the Alliant Energy Center.

“We are thrilled that the National Junior Angus Show will celebrate its 50th anniversary in Madison, Wisconsin,” said Deb Archer, Greater Madison Convention & Visitors Bureau president and CEO. “This is the nation’s largest beef breed association with a large membership throughout North America. Our sales team worked hard to bring this group to Dane County and the Alliant Energy Center, and we plan to roll out the red carpet to this group in the summer of 2018.”

NJAS participants will notice a change in the schedule, which begins on Saturday and ends on Friday. While the cattle shows are the main attraction, the week also includes the showmanship competition, junior activities and a variety of life-skills contests.

Read more in the Angus news release online.

Texas Beef to Black Tie & Boots

The Texas Tech University System was well represented in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Jan. 19, at the Texas State Society of Washington, D.C.’s 10th Quadrennial Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center.

The system, and all four of its component institutions, including Texas Tech University, Angelo State University, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and Texas Tech Health Sciences Center El Paso, are among the sponsors of the Black Tie & Boots Inaugural Ball, which began in 1953.

“The Black Tie & Boots Presidential Inaugural Ball is one of the most distinguished inaugural celebrations,” Texas Tech University System Chancellor Robert Duncan said. “The Texas Tech University System and our component institutions are proud to be part of this momentous event.”

As part of the sponsorship, the meat labs at Texas Tech University and Angelo State University have provided custom cut beef for the event. Raider Red Meats is also providing beef jerky.

For more information, view the Texas Tech news release online.

Record Red Meat and Pork Production for December

Commercial red meat production for the United States totaled 4.40 billion pounds (lb.) in December, up 3% from the 4.27 billion lb. produced in December 2015.

Beef production, at 2.17 billion lb., was 6% above the previous year. Cattle slaughter totaled 2.61 million head, up 7% from December 2015. The average live weight was down seven lb. from the previous year, at 1,381 lb.

Pork production totaled 2.21 billion lb., up slightly from the previous year. Hog slaughter totaled 10.5 million head, up 1% from December 2015. The average live weight was down two lb. from the previous year, at 283 lb.

January to December 2016 commercial red meat production was 50.4 billion lb., up 4% from 2015.

Accumulated beef production was up 6% from last year, veal was down 9%, pork was up 2% from last year, and lamb and mutton production was down slightly.

For more information, view the complete NASS report online.

K-State Offers Youth Animal Science Learning Opportunity

Students from across the country with an interest in the livestock industry and related careers can apply now for the Kansas State University (K-State) Animal Sciences Leadership Academy (KASLA). The academy is an intensive four-day educational experience designed to enhance the leadership skills and animal science knowledge of students in ninth through 12th grades.

Hosted by the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry and sponsored by the Livestock and Meat Industry Council, the academy’s goal is to develop young leaders within the livestock industry and prepare them for a successful future in the field.

This year’s program will take place June 14-17 in Manhattan. Applications are due April 1 and can be found at

For more information, view the K-State news release online.



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