National Convention

70th National Red Angus Convention

Sept. 13-15, 2023

Thank you to all of our attendees and sponsors of the 69th annual National Red Angus Convention in Kalispell! Stay tuned for events and announcements for the 70th annual convention in Denver!


Travel Information

We are excited to welcome Red Angus members, producers and cattle industry stakeholders to Denver, Colorado - the location of the 70th annual National Red Angus Convention on Sept. 13-15, 2023.

Please find helpful information below and feel free to contact Halla Pfeiff or Brandi Buzzard Frobose with your questions. We look forward to seeing you in beautiful Kalispell!

Host Hotel:

DoubleTree by Hilton
3203 Quebec Street
Denver, CO 80207

Nearest airport:
Denver International Airport (DEN)

Schedule and Materials

Wednesday, Sept. 14

8 a.m.         Convention Registration opens
10 a.m.       Trade Show opens
10 a.m.       Commercial Cattlemen's Symposium
                             Welcome - Harold Bertz
                             Emcee - Lane Nordlund
10:15 a.m. Jordan Thomas, Ph.D. - University of Missouri
                  "The Building Blocks of a Profitable Commercial Cow: What Do 
                   Heifers Need to Do?"
11:15 a.m.  Heifer Nutrition Panel - Pros and Cons of Low vs. High Input - Jeff 
                   Heldt, Dr. Brian Fieser
12 p.m.       Lunch
12 p.m.       Registration closed
1 p.m.         Commercial Cattlemen's Symposium Resumes 
                   John Hall, Ph.D. - The Importance of Good Heifer Nutrition
1 p.m.         Ladies Symposium - featuring Terryn Drieling 
2:00 p.m.    Heifer Marketing Panel - Dave Patterson, Ph.D. John Maddux and
                   John Price
2:45 p.m.    Coffee Break 
3:00 p.m.    Jared Decker, Ph.D. - University of Missouri
                   "Genomic Technologies for Selection of Replacement Heifers"
4:00 p.m.    Hide Color and the Future of the Cattle Market - Tom Brink
4:30 p.m.    Commercial Cattlemen's Symposium Concludes
6:00 p.m.    Montana Social Hour
6:45 p.m     Dinner followed by Cowboy Poet Ryan Fritz

Thursday, Sept. 15

7:45 a.m.    Steve Andras Prayer Breakfast
8 a.m.         Convention Registration opens
8:30 a.m.    Trade Show opens
9 a.m.         Welcome & Call to Order
9:15 a.m.    General Session
                   President's Message
                   State of the Association
                   Finance Committee Report
10 am         Break
10:15 a.m.  Meet the Candidates
10:45 a.m.  KEYNOTE - Damian Mason
12:00 p.m.  Lunch - Red Angus Foundation, Inc. Update
12 p.m.       Registration closed
1 p.m.         Committee Reports
                   Breed Improvement, Technical, Registration, Junior Activities,
                   Marketing, Alliance, Constitution & Bylaws, Promotions,
                   Show & Sale
3:00 p.m.    Break
3:15 p.m.    Breakout Workshops
                   - "Set Up for Success: Picture Pen and Beyond" - Tracey Koester
                   - "Benefits of Cooperator Herds" - Producer Panel
                   - "Down to the Data" - Dr. Lindsay Upperman
                   - "Hosting a Successful Bull Sale: What Does the Data Say"
                      RAAA Marketing Team
4:30 p.m.    Regional Caucus Discussion
6:00 p.m.    Social
6:30 p.m.    Dinner
7:30 p.m.    Red Angus Foundation, Inc. Live Auction and Pick of the Herd followed by North Fork Band

Friday, Sept. 16

7:45 a.m.    Steve Andras Prayer Breakfast
8 a.m.         Convention Registration opens
8:30 a.m.    Trade Show opens
9:00 a.m.    General Session - KEYNOTE: Don Schiefelbein, President, NCBA
10:15 a.m.  Breakout Workshops
                  - "Preparing for the Future: Transferring the Ranch to the Next
                   Generation" producer panel
                  - "IGS: Past, Present and Into the Future" - Dr. Jackie Atkins and 
                    Ryan Boldt
                  - "Hide Color and the Future of the Cattle Market" - Tom Brink and
                   Harold Bertz
11:30 a.m.  Break
12 p.m.       Lunch
12 p.m.       "Learn From the Best" Final Session
1 p.m.         Registration closed
1 p.m.         General Session
                   - Caucus Meetings
                   - Regional and Area Voting
2:30 p.m.    Presidential Voting
3 p.m.         General Session 
                   - KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jessica Spreitzer, USMEF
                   Report on Elections
4 p.m.         Board of Directors Meeting
6 p.m.         Social
6:30 p.m.    Trade Show Concludes
7 p.m.         Red Angus Awards Banquet


Convention Sponsors

Thank you to our 2022 convention sponsors!

For convention sponsorship opportunities, please contact Halla Pfeiff at Thank you to the generous sponsors of the 2022 National Red Angus Convention. Their contributions ensure the success of the event, as Red Angus stakeholders celebrate the growth of our breed and plan for future achievements in the beef cattle industry.

Sponsorship opportunities including trade show booth space are now available for the 2023 convention in Denver, CO. If interested, contact Halla at You can also download our Sponsor Agreement. To see ad specs and other important sponsorship information, download the supplement sheet.

Elite Level

Diamond Level

  • Montana Red Angus Association & members
Sapphire Level
  • ADM Animal Nutrition
  • IMI Global
  • Northwest Farm Credit Services
  • Allflex LLC
  • TransOva Genetics
Emerald Level
  • Drovers
  • Hayden Outdoors Real Estate
  • B&W Trailer Hitches
  • North Dakota Red Angus
  • Farmers Business Network
  • Lee AgriMedia
  • Tri-State Livestock News
  • Western Ag Network
  • Superior Livestock/Superior Productions/LiveAuction.TV
Opal Level
  • James Morton Photography
  • Progressive Cattle
  • AgRisk Advisors
  • Five Rivers Cattle Feeding
  • Ozark Hills Insurance
  • Trail West Bank
  • Tyson Fresh Meats
  • Les Schwab Tire
Ruby Level
  • AgriBest Feeds
  • Western Ag Reporter
  • Western Livestock Journal
  • ABS Global
  • Multimin USA
  • Top Dollar Angus
  • BEEF Magazine
  • Acceligen
  • Adams Land & Cattle
  • Allied Genetics Resources/Top Genomics
  • Working Ranch Magazine
  • Sutherlin Farms
  • Vitalix
Garnet Level
  • Elanco
  • International Genetics Solutions
  • Murdock Cattle Company
  • Boehringer Ingelheim
Additional Contributors
  • Cow Sense Software/Midwest MicroSystems LLC
  • Five Valleys Livestock Auction