Shorthorn University tour set to start in Omaha
Dates for the annual American Shorthorn Association summer tour, Shorthorn University have been set for the weekend of June 7 to 9. The tour is set to start June 7, at the ASA office in Omaha, Neb., and follow with a presentation by Darrell Busby, founder and manager of the Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity. Other stops during the afternoon include Gregory Feedlots, Tabor, Iowa; Nichols Farms, Bridgewater, Iowa; and finish at Studer Shorthorns in Creston, Iowa.
Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, will host the first stop of the day on June 8 with a tour of the ISU Beef Unit guided by Marshall Ruble and an update on the 50K DNA by Dorrian Garrick. The day will end with a stop at Hagie Manufacturing/Cyclone Trace Cattle Company in Clarion, Iowa.
On the final day of the tour, the group will visit Solution Genetics in Cushing, Iowa; Wiese & Sons Herefords, Manning, Iowa; and Sullivan Supply in Dunlap, Iowa.
Shorthorn University aims to broaden breeder’s awareness of the entire beef industry by giving attendees contact with influential leaders in an effort to gain resources, learn industry techniques and provide opportunities to build relationships with fellow cattlemen.
Attendees may register to take part in the tour for the entire weekend or just by day.
The deadline to register for the event is May 22. Registration forms are available online at www.shorthorn.org or click here. Please visit the website for any updates to the schedule or program. For questions, contact ASA Field Representatives Jake Alden or Patrick Wall at 402-393-7200.
The mission of the ASA is to provide quality service and support to its members by promoting the value of Shorthorn cattle in all aspects of the beef industry, while maintaining the integrity of the herd book and performance database. The ASA is headquartered in Omaha, Neb., and was founded in 1872 with herd book records going back to 1822. As one of the oldest American breed associations, the ASA provides services for more than 6,000 junior and senior members who register nearly 15,000 cattle annually. The American Junior Shorthorn Association promotes personal development through youth activities and educational events. The AJSA is dedicated to the betterment of its members, promotes valuable skills, and fosters friendships that will last a lifetime. To learn more, contact the ASA office or visit www.shorthorn.org or www.juniorshorthorn.com.