Join Us for A Heartland Homecoming

   It is with much excitement that I invite you to participate in the 2007 National Angus Conference & Tour. The American Angus Association is pleased to host this event, and we encourage all members to attend “A Heartland Homecoming” in the state of Illinois — where the Association was formed 124 years ago.
   The event will be packed with opportunities for Angus breeders to build new relationships, all while hearing from some top industry speakers who will talk about increasing efficiencies and producing a quality product for consumers.
   A Heartland Homecoming theme seemed appropriate since the National Angus Conference & Tour has become an event where friendships are rekindled. We see many repeat attendees each year seeking information and wanting to tour a new part of the country. We also see new faces each year, and we hope those Angus enthusiasts will make this event a ritual.
   The Illinois Angus Association has planned a top-notch tour that will showcase a variety of herds — some that have been in the family for decades, and others that are just beginning. In addition to seeing Angus genetics from various herds, we’ll also learn about some industries in Peoria that producers might use in their operations.
   We are extremely pleased to have Purina Mills and Alpharma Animal Health on board as our major sponsors of this year’s event. They have also partnered with Angus Productions Inc. (API), publisher of your Angus Journal and the Angus Beef Bulletin, in providing online coverage of the conference at
   Please note, we’re a month earlier this year than usual. We hope to see each of you at “A Heartland Homecoming” Aug. 29-31 in Peoria, Ill.

   Happy trails,

   John Crouch
   Executive Vice President
   American Angus Association

Welcome to the Conference

   On behalf of nearly 4,600 Purina Mills dealers across the United States, I would like to welcome you to the 2007 National Angus Conference & Tour.
   For the third consecutive year, Purina Mills is proud to be the major sponsor of the National Angus Conference & Tour. Your folks always told you, “you’re known by the company you keep,” and we are pleased to have the Checkerboard associated with the American Angus Association, your fine staff, members and volunteer leadership.
   If the “Heartland Homecoming” holds true to previous events, it will be packed with helpful information accompanied by great food and fellowship. We share the sponsorship again with one of our excellent corporate partners, Alpharma Animal Health.
   At Purina Mills, we share in your vision for the future of the cattle industry. With unsurpassed research and technical support, we lead the industry in providing America’s cattlemen with innovative products and programs to help you make more efficient use of your resources of land, labor, capital and management. This is accomplished through Purina Mills’ exclusive Intake Modifying Technology® found in products like Accuration® Cattle Limiters; Sup-R-Lix®; Sup-R-Block®; and Impact® starters, growers and finishers. We are confident that selecting these programs, along with sound advice from your local Purina dealer can help you achieve your operation’s performance and financial goals.
   Purina is happy to share our sponsorship for this progressive event with one of our key corporate partners, Alpharma Animal Health, makers of such great products as Aureomycin®, AS700®, Bovatec® and Deccox®. As part of a sound nutritional program from Purina Mils, these products help you to protect your investment.
   If you have questions about Purina products or want to find the location of your nearest dealer, you can call 1-800-227-8941 or visit our web site at
   Again, welcome, and have a great conference and tour.

   Rod Nulik
   Marketing Manager
   Purina Mills