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American Akaushi Annual Convention

Fourth Annual American Akaushi Association Convention
October 30 - November 1  Bernalillo, New Mexico

This year’s American Akaushi Association Convention is set for October 30 - November 1, 2015 at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Bernalillo, New Mexico just north of Albuquerque.

Bubba Bain, Executive Director of the American Akaushi Association said, “We are excited to move our convention to New Mexico this year. We all loved the Texas location near Bastrop, but as our breed has grown, we knew it was time to step out and try a new location where there is growing interest in the breed.  We expect to again have record attendance and many new Akaushi enthusiasts.”

This fourth gathering will feature representatives from all facets of the beef industry who will provide insight into "all things Akaushi" and where we are heading.

Speakers for 2015 will include Jeff Witte - Secretary of Agriculture for the State of New Mexico, Colin Woodall - NCBA, Vice President Of Government Affairs,  Twig Marston - Red Angus Association of America, Dr. Steve Carlson - PSR Genetics, Ryan Ruppert and Jill Ginn - GeneSeek,  Dr. Nevil Speer - AgriClear, Dr. Matt Cherni - DVM/CSC Livestock LLC, Dr. Aaron Cooper and JoJo Carrales - Heartbrand Ranch, Bill Fielding - CEO Heartbrand Beef, Wes Ishmael - Cattle Current and Clear Point Communications. They will be speaking on a variety of subjects of interest to all Akaushi breeders.  

Highlighting the annual convention banquet will again be the presentation of the 2015 “Securing the Legacy” Award . This unique award is given to the individual, family or ranch that has provided key leadership and marketing efforts for American Akaushi.  Last year’s recipient of the “Securing the Legacy Award” was Sterling Cattle Company of Big Spring, Texas and Sterling Ranch of Colgate, Oklahoma.

"We offer a great family-style and inclusive atmosphere at our convention where there is literally something for everyone of any age to enjoy.  Our hope is that our participants leave relaxed, refreshed and inspired about Akaushi in today's Beef industry, "Bain said.  

Other popular convention activities will include a Golf Tournament, Santa Fe Excursion, Trade Show, Taste of Akaushi Dining, Fun Auction and Country Church.

“Our message of  “Nature’s Healthy Beef” is spreading. The rare, inherent oleic acid and higher ratio of monounsaturated to saturated fat is key for today’s health conscious consumer. Akaushi beef is still in great demand. The American Akaushi is a proven model for quality carcass and profit potential in the Beef business,” Bain said.

Please visit for the complete 2015 convention schedule and registration as well as other information about the American Akaushi Association or contact Bubba Bain, Executive Director at 830/540-3912.


Earlier Event: September 17
Eng Symposium
Later Event: November 17
Range Beef Cow Symposium