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ANGUS ACTIVITIES SLATED FOR 2009 NATIONAL WESTERN STOCK SHOW

Five days of Angus events including shows, sales, educational and social opportunities are slated for the 103rd National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver. Colo. Angus events kick off on Tuesday, January 13 and happen daily through Saturday, January 17.

Angus activities start Tuesday, Jan. 13, with the junior heifer show, which begins at 1 p.m., in the Stadium Arena. Kyle Conley, Perkins, Okla., will evaluate the junior heifers.

The Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Show begins with the female show at 8 a.m., Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the Stadium Arena. The ROV bull show begins at 8 a.m., Friday, Jan. 16. Chan Phillips, Maysville, Ky., will serve as the judge, with Ernie Wallace, Stotts City, Mo., as the associate judge.

On Thursday, Jan. 15, 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.; John Grimes, Hillsboro, Ohio; Mike McGuire, Waverly, Ala.; and Cheramie Viator, Franklin, Texas, will evaluate the 29 lots. The sale begins at 2 p.m. in the Beef Palace Auction Arena. A sale catalog can be viewed online at www.angusjournal.com or requested by calling the American Angus Association®. The sale of the 2009 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. A time of fellowship will take place along with an auction benefiting the 2009 National Junior Angus Show in Perry, Ga.

Angus activities conclude on Saturday, January 17, 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, Big Cabin, Okla.; Larry Rice, Scottsbluff, Neb.; and Jim Pipkin, Springfield, Mo., 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. This year's Listening Post will include both the Association and Certified Angus Beef LLC staff. It 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 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.

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A schedule of events follows:

2009 National Western Stock Show

ANGUS EVENTS

All times are Mountain Time

Tuesday, January 13

1 p.m.                        Junior Angus Heifer Show - Stadium Arena

Wednesday, January 14

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 15

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 16

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 17

8:30 a.m.                  Angus Carload & Pen Shows Livestock Center Auction Arena

9:00 a.m.-5 p.m.            Angus “Listening Post” Open –

Yards

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