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News Update

December 20, 2017

Virginia Angus Farm Recognized
for Historic Angus Herd

Father and son duo Wendell and Fred Carter ventured into registered Angus in the fall of 1946 when Wendell bought his son two registered heifers from a small Angus herd sale as a surprise. The heifers made such an impression that Fred became a member of the American Angus Association in 1948, and today, the heifers’ descendants are part of the Polling and Scriver herds in West Virginia.

The Association is proud to recognize Skyview Farms and the current owners Fred and brother James Carter as recipients of the Historic Angus Herd Award as a way to showcase their commitment to the Angus breed. This award is presented to active Angus breeders and immediate family members who have been in continuous production of registered Angus cattle for 50 years or more.

With the success of the two heifers, Wendell and Fred continued to grow their commercial herd through regional and state sales. One purchase was a registered bull named Buxom Bandalier AH that became the cornerstone of their breeding program. After Wendell died in 1956, James joined Fred to run the business a few years later, and in 1960, James also joined the American Angus Association.

Continue reading this Angus news release online.

Jake Pickering Joins the American Angus Association

The American Angus Association welcomes Jake Pickering of Oroville, Calif., as the organization’s newest member of the regional manager team. Pickering begins his role Jan. 8 and will represent Region 11, which consists of Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah.

As a regional manager, Pickering will serve as a boots-on-the-ground representative for the Association and will attend various cattle events, sales and activities throughout the territory. Regional managers are responsible for helping cattle producers identify and accomplish herd goals, educating members on new programs and services, and they serve as a marketing resource for Angus breeders.

“Jake has a passion for the animal industry, specifically in cattle, and he has a strong rapport with industry leaders and influencers,” said American Angus Association CEO Allen Moczygemba. “His work ethic and experiences in the agricultural industry will benefit our membership greatly in the western regional area.”

Pickering graduated from Texas A&M University in December 2017 with a bachelor’s degree in animal science. He served as the Texas A&M assistant livestock judging coach during the last year of his college career.

Read the full Angus news release online.

President Trump to Address Farm Bureau Members
at Annual Convention

Donald J. Trump, the 45th president of the United States, will address farm and ranch families from across the nation at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s (AFBF) 99th Annual Convention, Jan. 5-10 in Nashville, Tenn.

“The American Farm Bureau Federation is honored to host our nation’s president,” said AFBF President Zippy Duvall, a beef and poultry farmer from Georgia. “President Trump has said all along that he would make sure agriculture has a seat at the table when it comes to the top issues facing America’s farmers and ranchers. Now, it is our privilege to reserve a spot for him at our podium.”

Duvall considers Trump’s announced speech as a sign of the high regard in which the nation’s chief executive holds America’s farm and ranch families.

“Farmers and ranchers and our rural communities are the bedrock of our nation. President Trump knows that, and his willingness to devote his time to talk directly with Farm Bureau members will be a memorable occasion,” Duvall said.

After three consecutive years of decline in farm sector profits, Trump will speak to Farm Bureau members during a period of prolonged economic challenge across farm country.

Learn more in the full Farm Bureau news release online.

Beltway Beef: Congress Passes Tax Relief

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association’s (NCBA) Beltway Beef podcast is ready for your listening pleasure and intellectual enrichment. This weekly commentary features NCBA members, leaders, staff and more every week.

This week, NCBA’s Director of Government Affairs Danielle Beck discusses the final tax-relief legislation that Congress passed this week and President Trump is expected to sign soon.

Click here to listen to or download this week’s audio.

K-State ASI Junior Sheep, Beef Days Scheduled

The Kansas State University (K-State) Youth Livestock Program, K-State Research & Extension, and the K-State Department of Animal Sciences and Industry will be hosting two junior producer days in the spring of 2018. Junior Sheep Producer Day will be Saturday, March 17, and Junior Beef Producer Day will be Saturday, March 24.

Both events will be hosted in Weber Arena on the K-State campus in Manhattan. The junior day programs are a one-day educational opportunity for youth, parents, project leaders, agents and other adults to increase their knowledge about youth livestock production and management. All ages are welcome, but all attendees must register. These are biennial events, with sheep and beef days hosted in even years and the swine and meat goat in odd years.

The cost for each junior day is $15 per person for those who register by the early deadline, and $20 per person for those who register after the deadline. Please note, any registrations received after the early deadline cannot be guaranteed a t-shirt.

For more information please view the Angus Journal Virtual Library calendar of upcoming events.


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