The 2011 Wyoming Angus Tour, Sept. 17-18 in Southwestern Wyoming, was a success with breeders from every corner of the state making the trip to Lincoln and Sublette Counties.
According to the American Angus Association, Angus cattle first came to America from Scotland in 1873. The breed is naturally hornless and most are black or red. They are one of the most popular breeds raised in the U.S. and more than 60% of all American cattle have Angus influence, according to a representative from Certified Angus Beef.
The tour included breeder stops at Teichert Angus in Cokeville, Hepworth Angus in Auburn, Jensen Angus in Boulder and Lucky 7 Angus in Boulder.
The tour also stopped at the Afton Civic Center for a tour of the CallAir Museum and at the Denbury Resources office in Big Piney for a presentation on their Riley Ridge Gas Plant Project that is nearing completion.
Tour Sponsors included the Wyoming Angus Association, Denbury Resources, Farm Credit Services of America (Brad Willford), Rock Springs National Bank, Accelerated Genetics (Don Cox), Jensen Angus, The Wyoming Livestock Roundup, Chef Wendy Schwartz, Colonel Dave Stephens Auction Service and The Boulder Store.
From Curt Cox – Wyoming Livestock Roundup