American Angus Association members and Angus enthusiasts will gather in Louisville, Ky., Nov. 10-13 for the 129th Annual Convention of Delegates and related Angus activities in conjunction with the North American International Livestock Exposition (NAILE).

“Louisville is the central meeting point of our membership each year,” says Shelia Stannard, director of activities and events. “It's the perfect opportunity to learn about the latest happenings at the Association, see high-quality Angus genetics, and visit with friends, both new and old.”

Events include the Annual Meeting, educational sessions, top-notch speakers, social events and a 2012 Super Point Roll of Victory (ROV) Angus Show. Special events hosted by the American Angus Auxiliary and the Angus Foundation are also on the agenda.

In the Showring

All shows begin at 8 a.m. in the Kentucky Fair and Exposition Center (KFEC) Freedom Hall. The junior heifer show takes place Sunday, Nov. 11. Randy Perry of Fresno, Calif., will judge the show. The ROV bulls show Monday, Nov. 12; and all ROV females, including cow-calf pairs, show Tuesday, Nov. 13. Brian McCulloh, Viroqua, Wis., will judge the ROV show, which is also the 2013 National Angus Show. Entries are due by Oct. 1 and can be submitted on the website at Visa® and MasterCard® are accepted. For more information, call 502-595-3166.

The Annual Meeting

The Annual Meeting is scheduled to begin at 1 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 12 in the KFEC South Wing C. Elected delegates from across the United States and Canada will meet to conduct the business of the Association, including the election of officers and five new directors. The meeting allows all members to listen to fiscal year reports of the Association and its entities — the Angus Foundation, Certified Angus Beef (CAB) LLC, Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), and Angus Productions Inc. (API).

Following the meeting is the annual Angus Awards Banquet at 7 p.m. in the Crowne Plaza, which features Certified Angus Beef ®.

Honorary Angus Foundation inductees and the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) Outstanding Leadership Award are recognized during the dinner. Century Award recipients are also honored for herds involved in the Angus business for 100 years or more. Visit the registration desk at the Crowne Plaza to purchase tickets to the event.

The Crowne Plaza serves as Angus headquarters for the Annual Meeting and all related events, but rooms are reserved for delegates, alternates, and Association officers and directors. Others may want to make reservations at the Hampton Inn or Springhill Suites, where the Association also has room blocks reserved. Other nearby hotels located within walking distance of the Crowne Plaza and the KFEC, are: Springhill Suites, 502-361-9009; Hampton Inn, 502-366-8100; Comfort Inn & Suites, 502-375-2233; Courtyard by Marriott, 502-368-5678; Residence Inn by Marriott, 502-363-8800; and Howard Johnson's Express Inn, 502-363-9952

The American Angus Association is the nation's largest beef breed organization, serving nearly 30,000 members across the United States and Canada. It provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on the power of Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association's programs and services, visit

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