2011 Montana Angus Tour visits north central region Sept. 21-23
Montana’s annual Angus Tour heads to the Hi-Line area Sept. 21-23, to share time with good friends, recreation and quality Angus cattle.
Hosted by the North Central Montana Angus Association and headquartered in Havre, this year’s tour includes a golf scramble, guided tours of Montana State University’s Northern Experiment Station, and visits to area Angus operations. Tour hosts include: Top Notch Angus; Whistling Winds Angus; Louie Petrie Ranch; KelMcC Angus; Hinman Angus; Woodland Farms; Milk River Genetics; Peterson Grain & Cattle; Nissen Angus; Schmitt Angus; Clear Creek Angus; Shipwheel Cattle Co.; MY Angus; 4 Butte Cattle Co.; Northfork Angus; and Bar 9 Angus.
Keynote speaker, Dr. Tom Noffsinger, will address low-stress livestock handling and the positive effects it has on cattle. Noffsinger is a veterinarian focused on beef production and caregiver-cattle interactions; he practices at feedyards and ranches in Nebraska, Colorado, Kansas, Iowa and Oklahoma. Paul Dykstra, beef cattle specialist from Certified Angus Beef LLC, will discuss cattle markets and the CAB Feedlot Licensing Program.
Registration fees are $95 before Aug. 15 and $110 after that date. The golf scramble includes green fees, cart and lunch for $54. More information and registration forms are available online at http://www.ncmtangus.org or by calling Dave Hinman at 406-654-1809 or Lori Swanson at 406-357-2492.
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