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Pollard Farms LLC is the third tour stop on Thursday, October 9.

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Coverage of the 2008 National Angus Conference will include summaries, PowerPoints and audios for each presentation if available and photo galleries of the reception and tour stops.

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Monday, October 6
    Welcome Reception
      Photo Gallery
Tuesday, October 7

Welcome by Paul Hill, president, American Angus Association® and Matt Caldwell, regional manager for region 6, Kansas and Oklahoma

      Summary | Audio
    Challenge of the Decade – State of the Industry by John Lawrence, director, Iowa Beef Center
      Summary | PowerPoint | Audio
    Performance Parallel to Competing Protein Sources by William Herring, technical operations manager, Smithfield Pork
      Summary | PowerPoint | Audio
    Vision of New Selection Tools, DNA into Performance by Mark Allan, research geneticist, MARC
      Summary | PowerPoint | Audio
    Branded Beef in the Future by Paul Roach, director of meat, Reasor’s Stores
      Summary | PowerPoint | Audio
    Partnering Through Progress by Rod Nulik, cattle marketing manager, Purina Mills LLC
      Summary | PowerPoint | Audio
    Marketing in the Future Panel, moderated by Deb Norton, president and creative director, Graphic Arts of Topeka Inc.; panelists are Dick Beck Jr., general manager, Three Trees Ranch; Leo McDonnell Jr., owner and manager, Midland Bull Test; and Don Meador, owner and manager, Dreamcatcher Ranch
      Summary | Audio 1 | Audio 2 | Audio 3
    Evening at the Western Heritage Center
      Photo Gallery
Wednesday, October 8
    Smith Land & Cattle
      Tour Photo Gallery
    Woolaroc Museum & Wildlife Refuge
      Tour Photo Gallery
    Buford Ranches LLC
      Tour Photo Gallery
    Limestone LLC
      Tour Photo Gallery
Thursday,October 8
    Oklahoma State University
      Tour Photo Gallery
    Big Lake Ranch/Brainard Cutting Horses
      Tour Photo Gallery
    Pollard Farms LLC
      Tour Photo Gallery
    Express Ranches
      Tour Photo Gallery

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