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Announcing the 2009 Brangus Summit Sept. 23 to 25

The International Brangus Breeders Association is pleased to announce that the 2009 Annual IBBA Summit will be hosted in Oklahoma City, Okla., Sept. 23 to 25.

The 3-day educational event is held in conjunction with the IBBA fall governance meetings, and provides breeders the opportunity to showcase their ranch with booth space. The Summit is occurring simultaneously with the Western National Show.

Schedule follows:

Sept. 23: Meeting of the IBBA Executive Committee and the Brangus Publications Inc., board.

Sept. 24: Committee reports, followed by a tour of the USDA Research Facility in El Reno, Okla. Dr. Mike Brown will present on Brangus Research at the laboratory, and Dr. David Lalman will discuss future trends in cattle.

Sept. 25: Dr. Mark Allen, Dr. Milton Thomas, Dr. Jim Gibb, and Dr. Kent Anderson will be speaking throughout the day on a variety of topics related top the further development of the Brangus breed. A banquet for attendees will be held at the Oklahoma History Center, an 18-acre, 215,000 square-foot learning center exploring Oklahoma's unique history of geology, transportation, commerce, culture, aviation, heritage and more.

The 2009 IBBA Summit will take place in the Skirvin Hilton Hotel in downtown Oklahoma City. For more than 95 years, the historic Skirvin Hotel has been synonymous with elegance and innovation hosting oil barons, dignitaries, political leaders and Presidents. The new Skirvin Hilton Oklahoma City hotel underwent a multi-million dollar renovation project to restore the original grandeur that made the Skirvin Hotel an Oklahoma City landmark. IBBA Group Rate is $159 per night. Reservations can be made by calling the reservation number 888-490-6546 or the hotel directly at 405-272-3040. Use the 3-letter reservation code BBA.

For more information about attendance and sponsorship opportunities, interested parties should contact the IBBA Office at 210-696-8231.



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