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News Update

October 23, 2017

Five Announce Candidacies

Five members have declared their intentions to run for a seat on the American Angus Association Board of Directors this November. Jerry Connealy, Nebraska; David A. Dal Porto, California; John Grimes, Ohio; James W. Henderson, Texas; and Dave Nichols, Iowa, each seek re-election to their second terms.

The delegates listed beginning on page 34 of the Angus Journal will elect five directors, a president and chairman of the Board, and a vice president and vice chairman of the Board, as well as vote on any bylaw amendments that may be presented at the Association’s 134th Annual Convention of Delegates.

The meeting will convene at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas, during the Angus Convention. See the Convention program packaged with this issue for a full schedule of activities. Biographical sketches were provided by the candidates.

Continue reading this Angus Journal article online.

Virginia Angus Association Member
to be Inducted to Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame

Congratulations to Virginia Angus Association member Richard McClung of Bridgewater, Va., on his induction into the Virginia Livestock Hall of Fame. McClung has devoted his life to the beef industry and the Angus business and this honor is well deserved.

The induction ceremony will be hosted Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, at 10 a.m. in Blacksburg, Va., at the Virginia Tech Alphin-Stuart Livestock Arena. This event is open to the public and family and friends of all nominees are encouraged to attend. Refreshments and a light lunch will be served after the ceremony. For more information, call 540-239-3136 or email

Deere Wins Trademark Lawsuit in Protection
of Green and Yellow Colors

A U.S. District Court in Kentucky has ruled in favor of Deere & Co. in a lawsuit that was filed to protect use of the trademark green and yellow color combination on John Deere agricultural equipment.

Following a one-week bench trial that took place in June, the U.S. District Court in Paducah, Ky., has now found in favor of Deere. The court decision permanently bans the use of the John Deere colors by FIMCO Inc., a South Dakota company that manufactures and markets agricultural sprayers under the “Ag Spray Equipment” brand name.

Deere said the lawsuit is part of an ongoing and vigorous effort to protect the company’s trademarks and intellectual property.

The lawsuit asserted that FIMCO’s green and yellow equipment infringed on Deere’s trademark for the color combination. Deere also claimed that use of the colors by another manufacturer confuses the public as to where the product originated and dilutes the value of the John Deere brand. In a 107-page decision, the District Court found for John Deere on all its claims.

Read the full John Deere news release online.

K-State Teaming with Other Universities
to Offer Five-state Beef Conference

Kansas State University (K-State) is teaming with several other universities, industry representatives and the USDA to offer a Five-state Beef Conference in three locations in early November. Presentations will cover a range of topics, including a market outlook for beef producers and tools available when marketing calves.

Dates, locations and contact information for each conference are:

For more information, visit the Angus Journal Virtual Library calendar of upcoming events.

Free Beef Quality Assurance Training Offered in Waxahachie

The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) invites beef producers to attend a free training to help them raise consumer confidence by offering proper management techniques and a commitment to quality within every segment of the beef industry. The Texas Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) program will be on Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, from 8:30 a.m. to noon at the Ellis County Youth Expo Center in Waxahachie, Texas.

The Texas BQA program will cover BQA principles, recordkeeping, environmental stewardship, and proper management practices associated with genetic selection, cattle handling, culling, vaccination, medicinal treatment and other important topics.

If planning to attend, please RSVP by calling 1-800-242-7820, ext. 192, or emailing

The event will be located in the Ellis County Youth Expo Center at 2300 West Hwy. 287 Bypass, Waxahachie, TX 75167.

The Texas BQA program is a collaborative effort of the TSCRA, Texas Beef Council and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

The Texas BQA program is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Vetmedica Inc.



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