American Angus Association members and Angus enthusiasts will gather in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 12-15, for the 128th Annual Convention of Delegates and related Angus activities in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition.
"It is important for Association members and those interested in the Angus breed to attend and participate in the activities in Louisville because that is a central meeting point of our membership each year," says Shelia Stannard, American Angus Association director of activities and events.
Activities include the Annual Meeting, educational sessions, social events and a 2011 Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show.
"The Annual Meeting and Angus Education Center are great venues to learn the latest about the happenings of the Association and breed; and the socials and banquets throughout the event are a great way to network with Angus friends, both new and old alike," Stannard says.
All shows begin at 8 a.m. in the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) Freedom Hall. The junior heifer show will take place Sunday, Nov. 12; the ROV bulls will show Monday, Nov. 13; and all ROV females, including cow-calf pairs, will show Nov. 14. Chuck Brost, John McCurry and Montie Soules will judge the Super Point ROV Show.
Entries are due by Oct. 1 and can be submitted on the website at www.livestockexpo.org. Visa and MasterCard are accepted. For more information call 502-595-3166.
The Annual Meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m., Monday, Nov. 14, in the KFEC South Wing C. Elected delegates from across the United States and Canada will meet to conduct the business of the Association, including the election of officers and five new directors. The meeting is open to all members, to listen to fiscal year reports of the Association and entities — Angus Foundation, Certified Angus Beef (CAB) LLC, Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), and Angus Productions Inc. (API).
The Angus Awards Banquet social, will begin Monday evening at 6 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza, followed by a meal, starting at 7 p.m., featuring Certified Angus Beef.
Honorary Angus Foundation inductees and the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) Outstanding Leadership Award will be recognized during the dinner. In addition, the first recipients of the Century Awards, herds involved in the Angus business for 100 years, will be honored during the banquet.