ABS Celebrates 2013 Beef Week and Rep Roundtable

Recently ABS Global hosted the 13th Beef Week and Rep Roundtable Celebration.  The annual event honors the top Beef Representatives across the United States.  New this year in attendance were additional Beef Representatives from various regions in North America selected based off their current level of sales and business plans for future growth.

2013 ABS Beef Week Participants

2013 ABS Beef Week Participants

Participants benefited from presentations and speakers connecting key industry topics and discussions to benefit their business and service to customers.  Highlights from this year’s Rep Roundtable included opening speaker, Don Schiefelbein, Schieflebein Farms;  a presentation on the “Feedlot Perspective” by Tom Brink, President, J&F Holdings, Inc.; and Cliff Lamb, Ph.D, discussing key points on synchronization.

Schiefelbein kicked off Beef Week with the opening session

Schiefelbein kicked off Beef Week with the opening session

Brink Presented key Feedlot Perspectives to the group Tuesday morning

Brink Presented key Feedlot Perspectives to the group Tuesday morning

One of the most celebrated events during beef week is the bull tour.  This is a great opportunity for individuals to see leading bulls in the ABS lineup.

NEW DESIGN 878 is always a crowd favorite during the bull tour

NEW DESIGN 878 is always a crowd favorite during the bull tour

FRONTMAN was another group favorite on display

FRONTMAN was another group favorite on display

The ABS Beef Department honored Livestock Supervisor, Dave Chadwick, as Beef Person of the Year for his dedication to the bulls and service to ABS

The Beef Department honored Livestock Supervisor, Dave Chadwick, as Beef Person of the Year for his dedication to the bulls and service to ABS

Rep Roundtable celebrations closed out with the awards banquet honoring the top Representatives and District Business Manager for the year.

Winners for 2013

District Winners:
Dakota Vision Ag Inc., Jared Knock, SD
Cody Washam, MO
Matthew Drebing, VA
Lena Hommertzheim, KS
Mule Creek Cattle Services, Bobby Freeman, GA
Kevin McCarthy, UT
John Kirk III, TX
Peak Performance Genetics, Jennifer Svoboda, NE

High Volume Winners:
Chrisman Cattle Services, Travis Chrisman, NE
Noble Genetics, Adam Noble, CO
Badlands Genetics, Don Nordby, ND
Genetics Plus, David McGlothlin, KY

Business Manager of the Year: Brian Brace

2013 Rep Roundtable Winners

2013 Rep Roundtable Winners

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