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GELBVIEH EVENTS SET FOR NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW

The American Gelbvieh Association has set its schedule for the 2008 American Gelbvieh Association National Convention, along with the National Gelbvieh and Balancer Shows. The AGA National Convention is set for Saturday, January 12. The day will be filled with committee meetings and the AGA Annual Meeting. Tom Brink, vice president and senior risk analyst for Five Rivers Cattle Feeding, is the featured luncheon speaker during the convention. His presentation, “Getting Out of the Soft Center” will challenge Gelbvieh breeders to reach new levels in their breeding programs to keep up with the demands of the beef industry.

Saturday evening will finish up with the annual Breeder's Choice Gelbvieh Bull Futurity showcase at the Red Lion Hotel on Quebec Street. The evening's activities will also feature presentations honoring the 2008 Hall of Fame inductees: Bobby Myrick of Biscoe, N.C., and Tony Hayek (posthumously) of Iowa will be inducted. Jerry Grund of Wallace, Kan., will be honored as the AGA Member of the Year.

Sunday, January 13th will feature the National Western Stock Show Gelbvieh & Balancer Pen Bull Show. This is an excellent venue for seedstock and commercial producers to see pens of three Gelbvieh and Balancer bulls from breeders across the nation at the Yard Arena. Steve Reimer of Chamberlain, S.D., will evaluate the entries.

Sunday afternoon will feature Steve Patton of Indiana judging the Gelbvieh Junior Heifer Show in Stadium Arena beginning at 3 p.m. The Sunday Gelbvieh activities will wrap up with the 2008 National Gelbvieh & Balancer Sale in Beef Palace Arena beginning at 7 p.m. Nick Wells of Colby, Kan., is the National Sale Manager.

The Gelbvieh activities will conclude with the National Gelbvieh & Balancer Show in Stadium Arena beginning at 8 a.m. on Monday, January 14th. Shane Lindsey of Prairie City, Iowa, will evaluate the entries in this year's show.

For a complete schedule of convention and show activities, visit the American Gelbvieh Association website at www.gelbvieh.org or call the AGA office at 303-465-2333.

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