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Missouri Angus Board of Director Meeting Updates

Each February, the Missouri Angus Board of Directors meets the Friday before the Missouri Angus Breeders’ Futurity Sale. While the full minutes will be printed in the April Trails, here are a few highlights of the meeting:

  • Approval to host the inaugural Missouri Angus Association Phenotype/Genotype Heifer Show to kick-off the Missouri Angus Preview Show weekend on Friday, June 7 at 6 pm. The cash prize for Champion Phenotype/Genotype Heifer will be $600.
    • Specific Event Rules Include:
      • Open to Missouri residents that are 8 to 21 years of age as of January 1, 2024. Exhibitors must be able to handle, show and control his/her entry in the show ring. If an exhibitor has two or more animals in one class, the additional entries must be shown by another junior member.
      • All entries must be registered Angus heifers and have been genomic tested, with a DNA sample already having been processed. Genomically enhanced EPDs by AGI must be incorporated prior to the June 1 ownership deadline.
      • No entries will be accepted after the May 17 entry deadline. Entry Fee: $25 per head.
      • No substitutions and no refunds.
      • Fitting: Blow and Go Only. No paint, no adhesive.
    • Entry Fee: $25 per head. The show will be abbreviated as PGS and will follow the same scoring system as the National Junior Angus Show with half of the points coming from the judges’ ranking on EPDs and the other half on the Phenotype ranking. Ties will be broken on Phenotype.
  • Missouri Angus Ladies of Autumn is approved to be conducted for at least three more years with additional information to be released after the April Board Meeting.
  • Jordan Hunter was selected to again serve as our Sale Manager for our state sponsored sales including the 2024 Ladies of Autumn and 2025 Breeders’ Futurity Sale.
  • Commercial Female Listing fee has been waived until February 23, 2025.

If you have additional questions about the board meeting, please contact Julie Conover or any of the Board members listed under the Boards, Association Tab.


2024 Missouri Angus Preview Show

The Missouri Angus Preview Show will be held Sunday, June 9th in Sedalia, MO in conjunction with the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) All- Breeds Junior Show. The Open Show began with the National Junior Angus Show Showmanship Selection class at 8:30 am and continues with the Heifer, Jackpot Heifer, Bull, Steer and Jackpot Steer Divisions. This show is open to any Missouri Angus Association members.

The Missouri Junior Angus Preview Show was held Saturday, June 8th and conducted by MCA and offers a Cow/Calf, Bred-and-Owned Heifer, Owned Heifer, Bred-and-Owned Bull, and Steer Show. Check-in for both shows will take place on Friday, June 7 in the Coliseum Arena.

New in 2024, the inaugural Missouri Angus Association Phenotype/Genotype Heifer Show will kick-off the Missouri Angus Preview Show weekend on Friday, June 7 at 6 pm. With generous support from Neogen, the Champion Phenotype/Genotype Heifer will receive $600 and Reserve $300.

Also new this year, you can submit your entries online through the Showman App (not an app, but a website). Paper entries will still be allowed with numerous additional details below.


Missouri Angus Breeders’ Futurity Sale Thank You

Thank you to all who participated in the 67th Annual Missouri Angus Breeders’ Futurity Sale held Sunday, February 24 in Columbia, MO. We greatly appreciate all of the consignors, bidders and buyers for their support. As you can see in the sale report, it was a successful event in bringing our members together to have wonderful Angus fellowship. 


Missouri Angus Commercial Female Listing

In an effort to continue to connect breeders and potential buyers with cattle available for purchase, the Missouri Angus Association Board of Directors voted to create a Commercial Female Online Listing system.

Each listing will cost $20 and be active for 60 days once posted online. Listing are only available to Missouri Angus Association members or commercial customers of Missouri Angus Association members. To continue the success of the program, the $20 fee has been waived until February 23, 2025. Find more details under the For Sale Tab, Commercial Females.

Ready to list your offering or have a bull customer you want to sponsor? You can download the form and email or mail it in, or complete the digital form by clicking on the links below. Please note, digital forms will be processed quicker.

Online Form or download form as PDF or Document.


Other Angus News

“Top 10 Best Practices” for Regional Association Consignment Sales

In the 2023-2024 Missouri Angus Directory, we released the work of the Missouri Angus Association Industry Relations Committee’s, “Top 10 Best Practices” for Regional Association Consignment Sales. The items are not listed in any particular order and are meant to aid consignment sales in running more effective, higher grossing sales that better fit the needs of buyers. The Missouri Angus Association “Top 10 Best Practices” for Regional Association Consignment Sales document can also be viewed here.

In an effort to further expand upon the practices, an article will be written monthly and printed in the Missouri Angus Trails. As each article is printed, it will also be available below.

  1. Consign healthy, sound structured, functional cattle.
  2. Have accurate data available on each lot consigned.
  3. Cattle should be in excellent condition.
  4. Consignors need to be positive and accept some responsibility for marketing the sale.
  5. Identify your customers and market to them.
  6. Pictures in sale book can add value.
  7. Poor pictures are worse than no pictures.
  8. Sale books need to be out in a timely manner.
  9. Know what type and how many cattle are desired by buyers in your marketplace.
  10. Social activities can strengthen your Association.

In addition to the written words, on Saturday, February 24 during the Missouri Angus Breeders’ Futurity Weekend, we hosted a panel discussion around marketing cattle with an emphasis on the consignment sale setting. The discussion was moderated by Clint Hunter and included four previous Missouri Angus Herdsman of the Year Recipients including Teela Sadowsky, Jennifer Russell, Reed Gooden and Cash Langford. The video can be viewed on youtube.

Notes about the Trails:

 

Upcoming Events

04/16/2024 Raithel Cattle Designer Girls Sale Auxvasse, MO
04/20/2024 Belle Point Ranch The Pathway to Opportunity Sale Fort Smith, AR
04/20/2024 East Central Missouri Angus Association Sale Cuba, MO
04/24/2024 Valley Oaks Spring Online Embryo Sale Angus Live
04/26/2024 Express Ranches Annual Grass Time Sale Yukon, OK
04/27/2024 Heart of the Ozarks Angus Assoc. Sale West Plains, MO
05/04/2024 Promogen Partners Female Sale Springfield, MO
05/11/2024 Mead Angus Farms Bull & Female Production Sale Versailles, MO


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