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Nebraska Angus Tour

Angus Enthusiasts Visit Northeast Nebraska

The Angus Breeders of Northeast Nebraska rolled out the red carpet as the 2004 Nebraska Angus Tour traveled through the area September 10-11. More than 150 people from seven states made their way to the Angus rich state of Nebraska to take part in the annual event.

Headquartering out of Norfolk, the tour kicked off with a visit to the brand new Ag Complex on the campus of Northeast Community College. Participants were treated to a CAB® lunch and cattle displays by J Bar Angus, Columbus; Olrichs Angus, Norfolk; and Walters Angus, Meadow Grove.

Tour-goers were impressed with the second stop of the day, as the fine folks at Affiliated Foods Cooperative, Inc. took time from there busy schedules to guide the group through their 22 acre warehouse located in the heart of Norfolk. Affiliated Foods supplies many of the local hometown grocery stores in Nebraska and throughout the Midwest, which made this stop an interesting one, as many of the tour participants were from rural America.

From Norfolk, the tour headed eastward to Weborg Feedlot, located south of Pender. The tour was split into two groups, one presented with information about the Meyer Natural Beef product, which Weborgs are a main supplier of, while the other group was given a guided tour of their state-of-the-art feedlot facilities.

As the tour made its way to the Cuming County Fairgrounds in West Point, they were pleasantly greeted with signs and banners on main street, by the supportive residents of the county. Displaying cattle at the fairgrounds were five area Angus breeders, 5H Angus, Oakland; Blacktop Angus, Beemer; Meyer Angus, Fremont; Triple KKK Angus, Wisner; and Willow Glen Angus, Lyons. A big crowd gathered for the dinner, with steaks provided by Weborg Feedlot, Meyer Natural Beef, Opperman Cattle Co and Tyson Foods and the steaks were prepared by the Cuming County Feeders. The audience was entertained by local talent, Kelly Duvall, followed by an Angus Source presentation by Jim Shirley, Director of Commercial Programs for the American Angus Association.

Day two was packed full of interesting stops as the tour covered the western half of the Northeast district. The day began with a hearty breakfast hosted by Pohlman Angus of Norfolk. Angus enthusiasts enjoyed the fantastic display of cattle that the Pohlman family put together.

After viewing the cattle at Chuck & Linda Pohlman‘s, the group continued on to the second stop of the day at a pasture west of Pierce. The pasture ground is part of a progressive rotational grazing system being implemented by Todd Landmark Angus of Creighton. The Todd’s and Mark Brookhouser, of Brunswick, had a nice display of Angus cattle to be viewed at this unique stop.

As lunch hour approached, the tour rolled through the beautiful hills near Verdigre, to Bartos Angus, where they viewed cattle displayed by Keith and Nancy Bartos and Nielson Angus, Lynch, and were addressed by Gary Fike a feedlot specialist for CAB. A competitive spirit filled the air, as the tour participants took part in a judging contest organized for their enjoyment. Sondra Hollman, of Hallam, won the women’s division and Ed Benson, of Irwin, IA, won the men’s division.

Proceeding southbound, the next display was north of Fullerton, at the Frenzen Angus sale facility. Galen Frenzen and family hosted the stop and cattle were also displayed by MGS Angus, Fullerton. DBL Angus, Fullerton, and Sonderup Angus, Genoa, hosted the last stop of the day, with a terrific cattle display in a rye field south of Sandy Ridge Feedlot near Fullerton.

The NAA Tour in Northeast Nebraska was a smashing success thanks to the Angus enthusiasts that hosted and participated in the two-day event!
Nebraska Angus Tour
September 10 - 11, 2004

Tour attendees visit the Affiliated Food Stores warehouse (above and below)

Keith Bartos & family welcome the tour to their ranch

Tyler Weborg speaks to the tour

Everybody was interested in the presentation about Meyers natural Angus Beef

Taking a break at Bartos Angus

Beautiful view overlooking Bartos Angus

Angus cows graced the entrance to Bartos Angus

Gary Fike talks about the CAB program

Lunch at Bartos Angus

Grant Nielsen showing his cattle display

Matt Printz doing a fine job as the tour emcee

Greg Sonderup, MGS Angus, tells about his breeding program

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Keith Bartos helps tally points for the judging contest results at his stop

Kurt Borgelt of Triple KKK Angus addresses the tour group

Ken Glaubius talks about the Blacktop Angus program

Ken Parcel welcomes everbody to West Point

Randy Coen from KTIC interviews Vance Uden

Linda Pohlman and Arlen Sawyer visit

Tyler Weborg giving a presentation about their feedyard operation

Everybody had fun with the judging contest at Bartos Angus

Tour participants gather at the Frenzen Angus sale facility

Cuming County Feeders prepare the steaks for the Friday evening meal

Dean Christensen and grandson Tyler

Galen Frenzen visits with the tour about his cattle

Board member Greg Weers was in charge of the sponsor sign

Matt Printz introduces the hosts at the Cuming County Fairgrounds

Lori Wagner, Sonderup Angus, welcomes the tour to Fullerton

Bonnie Christensen visits with the tour at the final stop

Dick and Sonra Hollman view the displays

Blacktop Angus provided homemade ice cream

Tour participants enjoyed a wonderful meal at the Cuming County Fairgrounds

Bonnie Christensen talks about the DBL program

Tour crowd was entertained by local talent, Kelly Duvall

Bev and Gary Hitchcock enjoying the Friday night meal

Greg Todd tells about his cattle and their unique rotational grazing system

South Dakotans Steve Mohnen and Jeff Kapperman

Tour host Stewart Hartwell

Mark Brookhouser tells about his Angus cattle

Jim Shirley, Director of Commercial Programs for the American Angus Association, gives a presentation on AngusSource

Cadrien Livingston from Orchard with her stuffed cow "Bossy"

Lowell Minert and Dutch and Marian Dethlefs enjoy food and fellowship

Jim Shirley with the Hartwell boys

Tour participants on the bus were guided each day by Northeast Nebraska natives Todd Schroeder and Gary Stauffer

Weborg Feedlot

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Nebraska Angus

Suzy Hebbert
PO Box 150
Ashby, NE 69333
(308) 577-6700