Schedule of Events
Tuesday, August 28

2 p.m.

Registration opens

6:30 p.m.

Welcome reception

Wednesday, August 29

6:30 a.m.


8 a.m.

Conference begins

Welcome — Jot Hartley, American Angus AssociationSM President

Get ’em Bred: Understanding the Estrous Cycle and Maintenance of Pregnancy — Bill Beal,Virginia Tech

Association Reproductive Strategies — Bill Bowman & Sally Northcutt, American Angus Association


Customer Service is Key — Jerry Cassady, American Angus Association
Let’s Talk about Efficiencies for Cow-Calf ProducersDoug Parrett, University of Illinois
Partners in Progress: A Message from our Major Sponsor — Rod Nulik, Purina Mills LLC


Feed Efficiency: How do We Measure It? — Larry Berger & Doug Parrett, University of Illinois
Carcass Grading Basics and Instrument Grading of Beef — Tom Carr, University of Illinois
Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®): Supplying the Brand — Mark Polzer, Certified Angus Beef LLC


5 p.m.
Load Buses — Tour Kick-off
Weaver Angus Farm, Peoria
Thursday, August 30
Keystone Steel & Wire, Peoria
Caterpillar Inc., Peoria
Woodford County Fairgrounds, Eureka
   (multiple Angus breeders displaying cattle)
Werner Angus, Cordova
Friday, August 31
Dameron Angus Farm, Lexington
Prairie View Farm, Gridley
Sauk Valley Angus, Rock Falls