Red Angus Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium to Promote Collaboration, Innovation and Elevation in Boise

Posted September 27, 2021

DENVER – The epicenter of the Gem State – Boise, Idaho – will be a hotspot for innovative and forward-thinking cattlemen and women during the 68th annual National Red Angus Convention. The Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium, hosted by the Red Angus Association of America, is sure to be a highlight of the convention and will offer beef producers the tools and knowledge they need to strengthen their operations and improve their profitability.

This year’s symposium, held at the Riverside Hotel in Boise on Wednesday, Sept. 15, will embody the convention’s theme of “Collaborate. Innovate. Elevate.” and will feature a diverse, experienced group of speakers guaranteed to offer valuable insight to attendees. A wide array of topics will be addressed, including a keynote address from Julian Garcia, CEO of Beef Northwest, a keynote address discussing feed efficiency from Randall Raymond, DVM, director of research and veterinary services at Simplot, a panel discussing all things feeder calves and a panel addressing cull cow management and marketing.

Attendees will hear from Trent Stewart, as well as receive updates from the Red Angus commercial marketing team. Additionally, the popular ladies’ symposium will once again be offered featuring Kiah Twisselman Burchett, sixth-generation rancher and women’s wellness advocate, which will begin at 1 p.m.

“The Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium has become an elite opportunity for ranchers to learn and share ideas that will provide profit opportunities for their ranches. We are very excited about this year’s lineup of speakers and panel participants. They bring real-world knowledge and innovative concepts that every rancher will find useful,” said Harold Bertz, RAAA director of commercial marketing.

The RAAA trade show will be open throughout the day and the symposium will conclude with dinner and a social at the Boise State University Sky Center overlooking the Boise State football field. The educational program and lunch are both free and open to cattlemen and women from all breed interests, however registration is encouraged for accurate meal preparation. For more information and to see a full speaking schedule, please visit for the symposium details and click here to register for the event.

The Red Angus Association of America serves the beef industry by enhancing and promoting the measurable advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. The RAAA provides commercial producers with objectively described cattle by implementing new technologies and utilizing scientifically sound principles that quantify traits of economic importance to beef producers in all segments of the beef industry. For more information, visit