Angus Association hires northwest regional manager |

Angus Association hires northwest regional manager

The American Angus Association® is pleased to announce that Kurt Kangas of Bakersfield, Calif., is the new regional manager for Montana, Wyoming and Alaska. Kangas has been a part of the Angus team since February 2012, serving as the regional manager for Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. He will begin the new position and relocate to the area in the near future.

“Kurt has a wealth of experience in beef cattle and range management,” says Bill Bowman, chief operating officer for the Association. “He will continue to be a great asset to our members and affiliates in marketing cattle sired by registered Angus bulls.”

The Association’s regional managers are in 13 geographical locations across the United States. They assist producers by locating and acquiring cattle, assisting with Angus shows and events and answering everyday questions about the Angus business.

A native of California, Kangas is a graduate of Montana State University in Bozeman with a bachelor’s degree in range science. Prior to joining the Association, Kangas was a representative for Country Sweet Produce and involved with several area cattle operations. Kangas has also served as a rangeland consultant for HartCo Environmental Services Inc., in Gallatin Gateway, Mont.

“I’m fortunate to be a part of the Association, and to have had the opportunity to work with the ranchers in the Western region,” Kangas says. “I look forward to beginning this new journey and continuing to help Angus producers and their customers.”

Contact Kangas at or 661-706-2041 for help locating Angus seedstock or to answer questions about Association programs and services.

Visit for more information about the Association’s 13 regional managers.

ANGUS MEANS BUSINESS. The American Angus Association is the nation’s largest beef breed organization, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by nearly 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit

–American Angus Association

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