ABS recently hosted a group of South Americans who toured parts of Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri. Participants visited influential seedstock and commercial ranches, Kansas State University Meat Lab, and American Angus Association’s headquarters in St. Joseph, Missouri.
Tour Group at Buford Angus Ranch
Participants engage in discussions with ABS District Business Manager, Sandra Levering, at Giles Ranch
Posing for a photo at Kniebel Cattle Company
The tour group enjoyed discussions and seminars with a diverse group of industry leaders representing the U.S. beef industry. The tour began at Express Angus Ranch in Oklahoma, making their way to Gardiner Angus Ranch, Sandhill Hereford Farms, Kniebel Red Angus, Houck Rock Simmentals, and Kansas State University. From the Kansas State University Meat Lab, the tour continued through north east Kansas to the American Angus Association headquarters and Circle A Angus Ranch where they learned more about the ABS Global Circle A Sire Alliance program. As the tour concluded through Missouri, they stopped at Joplin Regional Stockyards headed back to Oklahoma with stops at Ratcliff and Buford Ranches.
Stop at Gardiner Angus Ranch
Going through ET calves at Fink Beef Genetics
The tour made a stop at the American Angus office in St. Joesph, Missouri
ABS is thankful to both tour participants and tour stop hosts for helping make the 2013 South American Beef Tour a success. ABS believes interaction and exchange of cattle production methods across cultures is important for continued growth of the global beef industry. Sharing genetics and management practices can help achieve higher success for international beef demand.
Touring the Kansas State University Meat Lab
Going through the Angus Sire Alliance progeny test feedlot at Circle A Ranch
In front of Joplin Regional Stockyards
Touring the working pens and AI facility at Ratcliff Ranches
If you are interested in participating in future ABS Global beef tours, please contact Vasco Beheregaray, Global Beef Brand Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org.