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Red Angus breeders to gather in Denver for BrainTrust conference

Published on 15 December 2015

Red Angus breeders around the country will come together in Denver to kick off the new year with the annual BrainTrust conference scheduled Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, Colorado. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. MST.

The annual event gives Red Angus seedstock breeders and commercial cattlemen who utilize Red Angus genetics in their breeding programs the opportunity to gather to hear and discuss current issues affecting the industry. The highlight of the program this year will be the introduction of the newly hired Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) CEO, Tom Brink, who will provide opening remarks.

“BrainTrust is an important event each year for RAAA members and cattlemen and women to gather and have the opportunity to hear about critical issues that are affecting their businesses,” says Beth Gaines, communications coordinator. “This program will set the stage as we will be hearing from the new CEO, as well as the unveiling of the new strategic plan, which will provide direction for the organization over the next five years.”

Dr. Ken Odde, department head of animal sciences and industry at Kansas State University, will address the research abstract regarding the value of Red Angus calves in the marketplace. RAAA staff will wrap up BrainTrust with the presentation of the 2016-2021 RAAA strategic plan.

Thanks to the sponsor Datamars Inc., members in attendance will enjoy a meet-and-greet social with CEO Tom Brink at the conclusion of the afternoon. DVAuction Inc. has made possible live streaming of the presentations during the afternoon for those individuals who are unable to travel to Denver to take part in BrainTrust. The live broadcast can be accessed at DVAuction website.  end mark

—From Red Angus Association of America news release