“Sizing up Profit” to Be the Focus of Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium in Colorado Springs

Posted August 16, 2017

Commerce City, Colorado – Cattlemen and women will gather in Colorado Springs in September to take advantage of insight offered by industry experts on pressing issues affecting beef producers today. The Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium, hosted by the Red Angus Association of America as part of the National Red Angus Convention, is a one-day event focused on equipping producers with the knowledge and guidance they need to take their management skills, and ultimately, profits, to the next level. Appropriately, this year’s symposium will focus on “Sizing up Profit” and will take place Wednesday, September 13, at the DoubleTree Hotel in Colorado Springs.

Tom Brink, RAAA CEO, expressed his enthusiasm about the symposium’s speaker lineup, noting that the event is always a highlight of the National Red Angus Convention.

“This year's lineup of speakers is outstanding. They will be covering a host of topics designed to help producers improve their productivity and create better bottom line results. Cattlemen and women who choose to attend will no doubt leave the symposium with renewed passion and dedication for raising the best beef in the world.”

The variety of industry experts who will be discussing important issues should appeal to beef producers and stakeholders from all backgrounds and segments of the industry. Topics to be presented include sustainability and resource availability, cow size and efficiency, and U.S. beef exports in relation to the Chinese marketplace. Among others, the symposium will feature Dr. David Lalman, Oklahoma State University, Dr. Tim Holt, Colorado State University, Paul Clayton, U.S. Meat Export Federation, and a producer panel comprising representatives from the Wagonhound, Christensen and Price ranches.

The RAAA trade show will be open throughout the day and the symposium will conclude with a reception and social dinner. The event is free and open to producers from all breeds, however registration is required for accurate meal preparation. For more information and to see a full speaking schedule, interested parties should 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 competitive advantages of Red Angus and Red Angus-influenced cattle. The RAAA provides commercial producers with the most objectively described cattle in the industry by seeking and implementing new technologies based on sound, scientific principles that measure traits of economic importance. For more information, visit


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