Kansas

The 46th annual Angus Association meeting and Angus Futurity begins Friday, Jan. 19, in Hutchinson, and all activities will take place at the Kansas State Fairgrounds or the Ramada Inn.

Activities kick-off Friday, Jan. 19, with the Futurity Show, at 9 a.m. Judge Jarold Callahan, Yukon, OK, will evaluate the entries, which include bulls, females, cow-calf pairs and pens-of-three heifers. The show determines the sale order for Saturday's sale.

Following the show, at 1 p.m., the Kansas Angus Association will conduct its annual meeting, at the fairgrounds. The association membership will hear committee reports, elect its officers for 2001 and conduct any new business. The Kansas Angus Auxiliary will meet at 3 p.m., on the fairgrounds.

The awards banquet will conclude Friday's activities, starting at 6:30 p.m., at the Ramada Inn. The evening includes dinner, crowning of the 2001 Miss Kansas Angus, presenting show awards and naming of the 2000 honorary member. This year's honoree will be Jan and Frank Lyons, Manhattan. They have given many years of support to the Kansas Angus Association and been active in junior activities. A special presentation will honor this special family. Reservations for the banquet may be made by Jan. 17, by calling Sharon Lindell, Kansas Angus Association secretary.

Saturday, the junior activities begin with a show and judging contest, at 7:30 a.m. Juniors will parade heifers, bulls, steers and cow-calf pairs before Judge Callahan. The Kansas Junior Angus Association will hold its meeting, at 12 noon.

The Futurity Sale begins at 1 p.m. Sixty-four lots from Friday's show will sell, in addition to special embryo and heifer pregnancy lots. For a free catalog of the lots selling, contact Lindell.

For more information about the Kansas Angus Association's Futurity or sale, or to make a banquet reservation, contact Lindell, at 785-293-4909.

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