April 2015                                 
AAA News
New Alberta Angus Directory
If you have not received a new AAA Directory or would like another one please contact the office.

Join the Alberta Angus Buy & Sell on Facebook!

We look forward to providing a place for you to market or look for some new ANGUS cattle! Click here to join!


Don't miss the Angus Field Day on June 7! Scroll down for more information!
CAA News

Register early and save, as registration fees go up on May 1.

The Canadian Angus Association National Convention is your annual opportunity to get involved with your Association and see what is happening with the Angus breed in Canada.  Meet fellow Angus breeders from across Canada and visit the CAA National Headquarters, Angus Central.  This weekend event will provide plenty of networking opportunities, informative sessions and fun!  Join us in Calgary June 4th - 6th and see what is happening in your Association. Whether it is your first time or you are a regular attendee, there is something for everyone.

Full Registration includes:


 

  • President's Reception Thursday evening at Angus Central - the official kick-off event includes light refreshments as well as transportation to and from the hotel. 
  • Cattlemen's Connection Day Friday - morning session and afternoon tours are included along with breakfast, lunch and a steak BBQ dinner.  Dinner will include a Funny Money Casino and silent auction.  Return transportation from the Hotel to Angus Central is included. 
  • Saturday morning begins with breakfast with the CAA Board of Directors - join us for breakfast and ask any questions you may have in regards to the future direction of your Association. Staff will be on hand and will be leading information sessions Saturday morning and the Canadian Angus Association and Canadian Angus Foundation Annual General Meetings will be held during the afternoon.  We will end Convention with the Saturday evening banquet where Pioneer Awards will be presented and the Building the Legacy sale will be a highlight of the weekend.  Celebrate a great year and dance the night away to a DJ to close out the night. 
  • Junior Registration is a full registration package at a reduced rate for Junior members of the Canadian Angus Association at a reduced rate
  • For an overview of the Convention click here.
To register online click here.
Click here for a printable form

For a complete convention schedule click here.

UPCOMING EVENTS....

 

JUNE 3rd - 6th, 2015 - Canadian Angus National Convention
 
sprice@cdnangus.ca or by calling the office at 403 571 3580.

 

 

There is also an opportunity for you to showcase your business or operation to the rest of the Canadian Angus fraternity by becoming a sponsor of the event.  Full information is available on the Convention page of the CAA website.  Contact Cheryl Hazenberg at chazenberg@cdnangus.ca or by calling the office for more information.

 

June 8th - 10th, 2015 - 
Carcass 101 2nd Edition

 (in partnership with Certified Angus Beef (CAB)

A two day learning & networking opportunity focusing on adding carcass value and increasing consistency of the final product.  This event is being held at Olds College, 4500 50 St, Olds, Alberta.  Call Angus Central (888-571-3580) or register online. Be sure to register quick as there is a limited amount of spots available to you!


 

If you need a room for Carcass 101, there is a block of rooms reserved at the Pomeroy Inn & Suites at Olds College for June 8 - 10th. Contact the hotel directly and quote "Group Code CAA" Call 855-800-8815(toll free) to reserve your room today!


 

Read more on the hotel here

 


Would you like to receive a DVD of the AC-TV Episodes? Click here for more information.
Missed the November 1 Weight Deadline? Submit your Data Now. Please submit your weaning weights by May 15, 2015 to receive the regular $2 fee/ animal. 
Attention Juniors!!!
UPCOMING EVENTS

 

May 24 - Country Classic, Josesphburgh, AB

July 6-10 - Summer Synergy, Olds, AB

July 16-18 - Showdown, Olds, AB

August 9-11 - AJAA Junior Show, Bashaw, AB


 

APPLICATION DEADLINES

 

 

Showdown Travel Bursaries  

 

NAAC News
The Northern Alberta Angus Club Tour is on Sunday, June 7th. The bus will depart the Radisson Airport hotel at 8 AM and the first stop will be at the Lacombe Research Station and will include viewing of the historic grounds, purebred herd and some feed and pasture research information, with a light lunch will be provided. The second stop will take you to the hamlet of Hoadley to view Bar Heart, J Heart and Thiessen Red Angus cattle and 4-H displayed Angus influence animals. A vet presentation on parasite control will be available along with sponsor displays. The day will cap off with a steak supper and refreshments. The entire day is complementary; just indicate you would like to join us for the day when you register for the CAA National Convention and reserve your seat on the bus.
SAAC News

 

First we would like to introduce you to your 2015 SAAC Board:

Doug Allen - President

Larry Sushelnitski - Vice President

Doug Domolewski

Cecilie Fleming

Randy MacKenzie

Brent Brewin

Riley Merrill

2 Newest Directors:

Dennis Lastuka 

Tracy Iwan,

along with Amanda High as Secretary 

and Cheryl Domolewski as Treasurer.

 

Your SAAC board works very hard all year long to promote the Angus industry, and keep the SAAC club as the most active Angus club in Alberta.  The board is also a very strong advocate for the youth of the industry.

 

This year's golf tournament will be held at the Cottonwood Coulee Golf Course in Medicine Hat on Friday July 24th, so be sure to mark your calendar.  Plans are in the works for another field day, stay tune for further details.

 

Click here for your 2015 membership form.  Your $20 membership fee helps the club to perform and carry out these activities to the greatest extent.  Please fill out and send in your payment at your earliest convenience.

 

Also as a reminder for ALL members to email in their information that they would like to advertise to the SAAC email list and we will pass on the information.  A very cheap way to get out to over 200 addresses of those with an interest in the industry.

 

Good luck to everyone with their 2015 calf crop, and keep an eye on your emails for your SAAC happenings!

 

In This Issue
Coming Events
Click here to see the coming events. To be included in the coming events send your info to the office.
Angus Angle Deadlines
September Edition 
Deadline - August 1

February Edition
Deadline - December 1

Prices are as follows:
- 1 page black and white ad: $150 + gst
- page black and white ad: $84 + gst
- page black and white ad: $42 + gst

Please send camera ready ad copy to the office.
Alberta Agriculture & Rural Development 
Check out the following sites to find tools, information and resources to assist in your farm business management planning!

Farm Manager Home Page

Cow-Calfenomics

CAA Coming Events
Click here for a complete list of CAA coming events!
Canadian Cow-Calf Smartphone App 
Interested in using a mobile app for your cow-calf records?

 



The Canadian Hereford, Simmental and Angus Associations have jointly been awarded funding from the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA) to explore the development of a mobile smartphone application ("app") for Canadian cow-calf producers with integration into Canadian breed association performance data. Integrated Traceability Solutions Global ("ITS Global") of Okotoks, AB has been contracted to research and summarize the functionalities Canadian cattle breeders desire in a mobile app.

An on-line survey of cow-calf producers across Canada, conducted in February and March of this year, was the first step in this process. The next step is to convene focus groups of producers and breed association staff to review and prioritize functional specifications and linkages for a mobile app, suggested in the survey.

Input from producers is very important, and we would like to invite you and your association's membership to attend one of the following webinar consultations to provide your valuable feedback on a Canadian cow-calf app:
  • Monday, May 4 at 10:00 AM MST
  • Tuesday, May 5 at 6:00 PM MST
  • Thursday, May 7 at 10:00 AM MST

If you're interested in using a mobile app for your cattle records and would like to have your say in the functionalities of a Canadian cow-calf app, we hope you can join us.

Please RSVP to appinfo@itslivestock.com  by April 24th, stating your preferred date.
Angus Angle
If you do not receive a copy of the Angus Angle and would like to, please email
the office to be added to this mailout or you can read it online here.
Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society News
The Canadian Red Angus Promotion Society is pleased to announce a new partnership with Bouchard Livestock International on the Management of the 2015 Red Roundup Sale. "We look forward to working with the team at Bouchard Livestock as they bring some new and exciting ideas to rejuvenate the historic Red Roundup event", says Red Roundup Chair, Stacey Mathon. 
For complete press release click here.

Click here for the Canadian Red Round Up Herd Nomination form.

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