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Angus University at the 2017 Angus Convention Brings Beef Industry Experts Ed Hendee, Taste of Texas restaurateur, and CattleFax CEO Randy Blach will headline as Angus University guest speakers. The 2017 Angus Convention offers a tremendous lineup of speakers and workshops for the fourth annual Angus University on Sunday, Nov. 5, sponsored by Merck Animal Health. “Every year, we’re excited to bring in a diverse set of beef industry experts to share valuable information with attendees at Angus University,” says Clint Mefford, Director of Communications at the American Angus Association. “2017 promises to be the best yet, focusing on topics that are important to cattlemen and their operations.” The Angus University general session features two outstanding keynote speakers: Ed Hendee, owner of the famous Taste of Texas restaurant, and Randy Blach, CattleFax CEO. Hendee and his wife, Nina, own and operate the renowned Taste of Texas restaurant in Houston, which launched in 1977. The restaurant has gained local and national acclaim for setting the standard of steakhouse excellence and its consummate Texas hospitality. In 1984, Hendee embraced Certified Angus Beef® and doubled the restaurant’s sales in three years, ensuring its survival. In 1991, the Hendees constructed their own building, leading to a 300-seat hotspot and growing fame as today’s top volume, independent restaurant in the world for Certified Angus Beef®. The restaurant is truly a family business. The Hendees’ daughter, Lisa, is the chef, while their daughter, Kristin, and her husband, Corbin, help manage the business. Blach was raised on his family’s ranch in Yuma, Colo., and graduated from Colorado State University (CSU) with an animal science degree. He received the CSU College of Agricultural Sciences Honor Alumni Award in 2004 and the 2011 Livestock Leader Award. Last year, Blach was inducted into the Cattle Feeders Hall of Fame. He joined CattleFax in 1981 and served as director of market analysis for 15 years, accepting his current role as CEO in 2001. Blach and his family remain actively involved in cattle ranching by managing cow/calf, stocker and finished cattle. The afternoon breakout sessions will discuss key beef industry topics, including bull and heifer selection; managing consumer demands and environmental regulations; EPDs; current consumer beef trends; parasite management; low stress cattle handling; and more. Registration is now open for the 2017 Angus Convention, which takes place Nov. 4-6 in Fort Worth, Texas. Visit the convention website,, to register and make hotel reservations for the three-day event, access a convention schedule, trade show map and more.

Angus Convention Giving Away Two Incredible Grand Prizes Grand prizes are a must-see at the American Angus Association’s annual convention, Nov. 4-6 in Fort Worth, Texas. Attendees at the 2017 Angus Convention will have the chance to win one of two terrific grand prizes: a complete cattle handling system from Priefert and Tru-Test and a customized Angus Cat 289 compact track loader from Caterpillar. “These grand prizes would be a terrific addition to any Angus breeder’s operation,” says Becky Weishaar, Creative Media director with Angus Media. “This year’s grand prize sponsors — Priefert, Tru-Test and Caterpillar — have all outdone themselves, and we are so thankful for their generosity.” Priefert and Tru-Test have generously donated a complete cattle handling system designed for 35 head. The corral features a solid sweep with a straight working alley that’s adjustable to one of four widths, leading to a Priefert Model S04 squeeze chute. To complete the system, Tru-Test has added the Tru-Test XR5000 Indicator, HD1010 load bars, scale mounting brackets and XRS2 eID stick reader. In addition, Tru-Test has provided a brand new WaterWell automatic waterer that can accommodate up to 100 head. Caterpillar has donated a custom Cat 289D compact track loader that’s tailored with black paint and Angus detailing. The Cat 289D will allow the winner the versatility to multitask with ease, including moving bales, cleaning pens, mixing feed and more. The multi-function machine will help maximize productivity with outstanding power from a comfortable cab. The grand prize drawing will occur on Sunday, Nov. 5, at 7:30 p.m. Attendees must be present to win the grand prizes.

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Show Results 2017 Eastern Regional Junior Angus Show

Louisville, Ky. | June 9-10 | Judge: Tom Hawk, Ill. Photos by Megan Blankenship

Champion B&O Female

Champion B&O Bull

Champion Cow-Calf Pair

Reserve Grand Owned Female

Champion State Group of 5

Senior Showmanship

Anne Dameron

Kalie Rumbold

Jack Dameron

Brady Schnelton

Illinois Junior Angus Association

Keegan Cassady, 2nd (right)

2017 All-American Angus Breeders’ Futurity

Louisville, Ky. | June 11, 2017 Judge: Paul Hill, Ohio Photos by Megan Blankenship

Intermediate Showmanship Hailey Boyd, 1st (center)

Junior B Showmanship Reese Anderson, 1st (center)

Reserve Grand Female Ella Brooks

Champion B&O Bull Amelia Miller 2

2017 National Junior Angus Show

Grand Champion Steer

Des Moines, Iowa | July 12-15

Adam Miller

Illinois Beef - September/October 2017

Photos by Pearls Pics

2017 Northern Illinois Angus Association Preview Show Oregon, Ill. | June 25 | Dan Fox, Mankato, Minn. Photos by Casey Jentz

Champion Owned Female

Reserve Owned Female

Champion B&O Female

Reserve B&O Female

Champion B&O Bull

Champion Cow-Calf Pair

Champion Steer

Reserve Steer

Champion Angus-Based Steer

Reserve Angus-Based Steer

Champion Pair of Heifers

Reserve Pair of Heifers

Nicole Haverback

Coehen Kirchner

Bode Martin

Drake Musser

Garrett Handsaker

Holly Marsh

Katrina Lowry

Hailey & Nicole Haverback

Anna Johnson

Kiley Carroll

Lexi Hanson

Christian & Skyler Fischer

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Show Results 2017 Northern Illinois Angus Association Preview Show Oregon, Ill. | June 25 | Dan Fox, Mankato, Minn. Photos by Casey Jentz

Senior Showmanship

K. Carroll, G. Handsaker, N. Haverback

Junior Showmanship

C. Handsaker, B. Martin, A. Johnson

PeeWee Showmanship

B. Allen, C. Aldreks, C. Kirchner

2017 Illinois State Fair ROV Angus Show NIAA Scholarship

Springfield, Ill. | August 15 | Scott Bush, S.D.

Benjamin Marsh

Photos by Cindy Cagwin-Johnston

Grand Champion Female

Reserve Champion Female

Champion Cow-Calf Pair

Reserve Cow-Calf Pair

Champion Junior Heifer Calf

Reserve Junior Heifer Calf

Kalie Rumbold

Jacob Henderson 4

Ella Brooks

Morgan Kramer

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Brady Schnelton

Etherton Farms

2017 Illinois State Fair ROV Angus Show Springfield, Ill. | August 15 | Scott Bush, S.D. Photos by Cindy Cagwin-Johnston

Champion Senior Heifer Calf

Reserve Senior Heifer Calf

Champion Intermediate Heifer

Reserve Intermediate Heifer

Champion Senior Yearling

Reserve Senior Yearling

Grand Champion Bull

Reserve Champion Bull

Reserve Junior Bull Calf

Champion Senior Bull Calf

Reserve Senior Bull Calf

Champion Intermediate Bull

Mara Turner

Keegan Cassady

Jack Dameron

Eric Schafer

Morgan Kramer

Hailey Boyd

Ben Sellmeyer

Marvin Kramer

Anne Dameron

Kiley Carroll

Maggie Kelly

Ewing Angus

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Show Results 2017 Illinois State Fair ROV Angus Show Springfield, Ill. | August 15 | Scott Bush, S.D. Photos by Cindy Cagwin-Johnston

Reserve Junior Yearling Bull Kaydn Evans

Best 6 Head

IJAA Royalty

Dameron Angus

2017 Illinois State Fair Junior Angus Show

Springfield, Ill. | August 11 | Dr. John Rayfield, Texas Photos by Cindy Cagwin-Johnston

Reserve Supreme/Champion Angus Heifer

Reserve Supreme Land of Lincoln/Reserve Angus

Champion Land of Lincoln/4th Overall Steer

3rd Land of Lincoln/Reserve Angus Steer

Kalie Rumbold

Adam Miller 6 Illinois Beef - September/October 2017

Olivia Caldwell

Cole Caldwell

Vol I

Inaugural Female Sale Saturday •

SEPTEMBER 23, 2017 • 3:00 p.m. CDT Crown Point, Indiana

Linz Lady Discovery 453-7105

Reg. 18825675 Sire: VAR Discovery 2240 Dam: RB Lady Denver 167-453 MGS: EXAR Denver 2002B She Sells!

Linz Lady Protégé 116-6170

Reg. 18823885 Sire: GT Protégé Dam: RB Lady 890-116 MGS: GAR Objective 7125 She Sells!

Linz Lady Cowboyup 202-7147

Reg. 18807652 Sire: HA Cowboy Up 5405 Dam: RB Lady 02-202 MGS: Connealy Final Product She Sells!

Linz Lady Inn 3276-6166

Reg. 18806930 Sire: MAR Innovation 251 Dam: RB Lady Tombstone 02-3276 MGS: Tombstone 050 She Sells!

Linz Lady Excitement 6172

Reg. 18807393 Sire: Basin Excitement Dam: RB Lady Complete 890-3189 MGS: Summitcrest Compete 1P55 She Sells!

Linz Lady Innovation 62137

Reg. 18794376 Sire: MAR Innovation 251 Dam: RB Lady 890-116 MGS: GAR Objective 7125 She Sells!

RB Lady Sterling 890-2145

Reg. 17285435 Sire: Haynes Sterling 924 Dam: RB Lady Standard 305-890 MGS: LCC New Standard She Sells!

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