Central Montana Angus Association to host tour
The Central Montana Angus Association (CMAA) will host the 2016 “Heart of Montana” Angus Tour in Lewistown, Montana, Sept. 20-22. Attendees from across Montana, the nation and Canada are invited to travel through scenic central Montana to several Angus cattle ranches to view livestock and producer operations.
The tour begins the afternoon of Sept. 20 at the Fergus County Fairgrounds with lunch, breeder displays, an educational exhibit from Certified Angus Beef and other agriculture industry businesses. The following two days will be filled with individual producer stops and Certified Angus Beef meals. Attendees can expect to view commercial and seed stock operations, a diverse pool of Angus cattle and genetics and to network with stakeholders of the cattle industry – and attendees can expect to experience an endless backdrop of natural beauty, from the foothills of the Snow Mountains, to vast open prairie grassland to rolling wheat fields and the flowing creeks to the Missouri River.
Kurt Kangas, American Angus Association Regional Manager for Alaska, Montana and Wyoming says “The Montana Angus Tour is an opportunity to look at some great cattle and catch-up with old friends and make new ones from all over the country. It’s a fast paced three-day event that will showcase some of the premier cattle in the United States. All of this set in the beautiful backdrop of Charlie Russell Country in Central Montana, the sunsets alone are worth the trip.”
Scheduled host producers for the tour include: Heart K Ranch, Lewistown; Linhart Angus, Lewistown; Reisig Cattle, Lewistown; Hilltop Angus, Denton; Dvorak Angus, Lewistown; Mack Angus, Grass Range; Rockin L Genetics, Grass Range; Gardner Angus, Winnett; Arntzen Angus with Foran Angus, Hilger; Ballyhoo Printing, Lewistown; Gaugler Angus, Judith Gap; Stevenson’s Diamond Dot, Hobson; Carr Angus, Hobson and Stevenson Angus, Hobson.
In conjunction with the tour, the Montana Angus Association will hold its annual business meeting on Sept. 20 beginning at 4:00 p.m. at the Yogo Inn in Lewistown; followed by the Montana Angus Banquet at 6:30 p.m., where all attendees are invited to attend. Kyle Shobe, World Livestock Auctioneer Champion and a rodeo announcer will perform with members of the Walk ‘Em Boys band for social hour at 5:30. Expect to hear a range of music, from their original written country pieces to time-tested and current-day genres.
Dale Vitt, President of the Montana Angus Association encourages individuals to attend its annual meeting and banquet. “The meeting will provide insight to progress made by the association this past year and opportunity to direct the future. As always the banquet will feature good food and great entertainment. Remember the priority page auction for the annual directory will once again be featured.”
The tour headquarters are the Yogo Inn in Lewistown, a full service hotel and convention center located in the exact geographic center of The Big Sky State. The hotel offers a comfortable western style and is walking distance from historic downtown Lewistown’s many unique retailers and picturesque trail system.
For more information on the 2016 Montana Angus Tour please visit http://www.mtangus.org/montanatour.html, contact Corry Arntzen at 406-366-0511 or firstname.lastname@example.org. The event can also be found on Facebook at Montana Angus Tour.
–Central MT Angus Association
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Many students around the state of North Dakota will soon have the chance to try beef produced in their own backyard.