Staying “Ahead of the Curve” on the Agenda at Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium in Watertown

Posted August 16, 2018

Denver – Enterprising cattlemen and women who are eager to strengthen their position in the beef business will assemble in Watertown, South Dakota, in September, to hear from industry experts at the Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium, hosted by the Red Angus Association of America. The symposium is a one-day event that focuses on providing beef producers with the tools and knowledge they need to improve their management skills and take their farm or ranch to the next level of production and profitability.

This year’s symposium will center on staying “Ahead of the Curve” and will be held at the Watertown Event Center on Wednesday, Sept, 12. The event will feature a lineup of speakers that is sure to leave attendees enthusiastic about opportunities that lie ahead in the beef industry. Topics to be addressed include applying DNA technology to commercial cattle operations, important developments in the feeding industry, a producer panel and a live DNA sample collection demonstration, sponsored by Allflex and GeneSeek. Among others, the symposium will feature Stewark Bauck, Neogen, John Schroder and Craig Uden, Darr Feedlot, Brian Bertelsen, U.S. Premium Beef and updates from the RAAA Commercial Marketing Team.

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 Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium is expected to set attendance records and will be one of our best yet. Cattle producers won’t want to miss this group of speakers, and Red Angus camaraderie is second to none.”

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 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


August 16, 2018

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