Five days of Angus events, including the 2008 National Angus Show, junior heifer show, pen and carload show and the National Western Angus Bull Sale are planned during the 102nd National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. Colo. Angus events kick off on Tuesday, January 15 and happen daily through Saturday, January 19.
Angus activities start Tuesday, Jan. 15, with the junior heifer show, which begins earlier in 2008, at 1 p.m., in the Stadium Arena. Cody Sankey, Lansing, Mich., will evaluate the junior show.
The Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Show will serve as the 2008 National Angus Show. The female show will begin at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 16, in the Stadium Arena. The ROV bull show begins at 8 a.m., Friday, Jan. 18. Doug Satree, Montague, Texas, will judge the National Show.
On Thursday, Jan. 17, sale bulls take the stage, with judging in the Stadium Arena at 8:30 a.m., followed by a viewing of all sale consignments. Rick Blanchard, Firebaugh, Calif.; Scott Bush, Britton, S.D.; Mike Jones, Folsom, La.; Mike McGuire, Waverly, Ala.; and Cheramie Viator, Franklin, Texas, will evaluate the 32 lots. The sale begins at 2 p.m. in the Beef Palace Auction Arena, and will be broadcast via the Internet at www.liveauctions.tv. A sale catalog can be viewed online at www.angusjournal.com or requested by calling the American Angus Association®. The sale of the 2008 Angus Foundation Heifer Package will precede the bull sale. Eddie Sims, Elgin, Okla., will serve as the auctioneer.
Thursday evening, Angus enthusiasts should gather at the Angus Reception at the Denver Marriott City Center—Downtown. The reception begins at 6:30 p.m.
Angus activities conclude on Saturday, January 19, with the pen and carload shows in the yards. The event begins at 8:30 a.m. in the Livestock Center Auction Arena. Rance Long, Baker City, Ore.; Brian Barragree, Absarokee, Mont.; and Matt Perrier, Eureka, Kansas, will officiate the group competitions.
An Angus “Listening Post” will again be located in the Yards. Be sure to stop by the tent for a cup of coffee. The Listening Post is available for visitors Wednesday through Saturday. Association members and commercial cattle producers are encouraged to stop by the Angus tent in the yards to talk about current beef industry issues, visit with Association staff, ask questions and exchange ideas.
In addition, the Angus booth on the hill will have the latest Association publications, and Association staff will be available to visit there.
Hotel reservations for the NWSS can be made by calling the Marriott City Center, which serves as Angus headquarters for the event, at 303-297-1300. A room rate of $90 plus tax has been negotiated for the Angus group. Reservations must be made by Dec. 27.
A schedule of events follows:
2008 National Western
All times are Mountain Time
Tuesday, January 15
1 p.m. (New Time) -- Junior Angus Heifer Show - Stadium Arena
Wednesday, January 16
8:00 a.m. -- Super Point ROV Angus Female Show – Stadium Arena
9:00 a.m.-5 p.m. -- Angus “Listening Post” Open – Yards
Thursday, January 17
8:30 a.m. -- Judging Angus Sale Cattle – Stadium Arena
9:00 a.m.-- 5 p.m. -- Angus “Listening Post” Open – Yards
2:00 p.m. -- National Western Angus Bull Sale – Beef Palace Auction Arena; Sale of Angus Foundation Heifer Pkg. – Beef Palace Auction Arena
6:30 - 8:30 p.m. -- Angus Reception Denver Marriott City Center
Friday, January 18
8:00 a.m. -- Super Point ROV Angus Bull Show – Stadium Arena
9:00 a.m. -- 5 p.m. -- Angus “Listening Post” Open – Yards
Saturday, January 19
8:30 a.m. -- Angus Carload & Pen Shows Livestock Center Auction Arena
9:00 a.m. -- 5 p.m. -- Angus “Listening Post” Open - Yards