The 2018 Annual General Meeting & 9th Annual Steaks Are High Wagyu sale is around the corner! Make plans to attend this outstanding annual event, which has become a “not to be missed” Wagyu producer social and networking event in conjunction with the longest-running Wagyu sale in the United States. This is an opportunity to mingle and network with top Wagyiu producers from around the United States and particularly from Texas, to receive an update on the past year’s TWA events and activities, and for TWA members, to participate in electing three new TWA board members as well as participate as a member in the future direction of the TWA.
This year’s event is shaping up to be the largest and best ever! Viewing of the live animal sale online, as well as online worldwide bidding will be available at: http://www.superiorclicktobid.com/servlet/Search2.do?auctionId=1949
This year the non-live animal sale items (donor cow flushes and frozen genetics) will be sold via a separate online sale that will commence on 9/14/2018 and begin closing at 6:00 P.M. on 4/20/2018, the day prior to the live animal sale. To register for and bid on items in the separate “frozen genetics” online sale, go to: https://e.gesture.com/events/7BR/
The sale catalog for the 9th Annual “Steaks Are High” Wagyu sale can be viewed and downloaded at this link: TWA 9th annual Steaks Are High Sale – 2018 sale catalog
POST-SALE UPDATE: For sale price results for each individual sale lot CLICK HERE.
This year we have three directors rotating off of the TWA board of directors. So be thinking about “throwing your hat in the ring” to run for election to the TWA board of directors or nominating another TWA member that you believe would be both willing and able to contribute to helping the TWA execute its mission of promoting the Wagyu breed.
And we need donations of items for the annual “Cowboy Social” fun auction, held during dinner following the TWA Annual Meeting Of Members, with 100% of the proceeds benefiting the TWA! Contact TWA director Jeri Tulley via email at JTulley@CentralTexasWagyuBeef.com with donations for this important benefit auction.
The TWA has secured hotel room discounts at two hotels near the event:
Holiday Inn Temple-Belton
Ask for the TWA block.
Reserve by April 6th.
Cancellation policy: 24 hours notice
Hotel website: www.holidayinn.com/templebeltontx
TWA Rate Direct Booking Link: Texas Waygu Association
Holiday Inn Express Salado
On Wednesday and Thursday nights, it is $89/K and $99/2Q. On Friday, the rate is $109/K and $119/2Q.
Reserve by April 1
Must cancel by April 4 or be charged in full
See the event schedule below, as well as in the attached printable PDF file, for the two-day event to be held Friday, April 21st and Saturday, April 22nd.
2018 Annual General Meeting of Members Of The Texas Wagyu Association
9th Annual Steaks Are High Wagyu Sale
FRIDAY, APRIL 20TH
12:00 pm Wagyu Burger Lunch
1:00 pm Understanding EPDs and Gain Testing
Dr. Larry Benyshek – Basics of EPDs
Bubba Kay – TWA Elite Wagyu Performance Test
2:00 pm Beef Supply Chain Panel
6 Person Panel: 4 Panel Members to cover beef supply chain, Vertically Integrated Operator from Commercial Feeders to Distribution – Mr. Arthur Wagner from Preffered Beef Group, Vertically Integrated Operator from Breed Stock Producer through Feed Yard – Jim Skartvet with A to Z Feeders, Meat Processing – Dr. Dustin Dean with Dean and Peeler Meatworks Vertically Integrated Operator from Commercial Feeders to Distribution – Tami Tibben with Imperial Wagyu Beef, 2 Fullblood Breeders, Ranch to Plate Producer – Arturo Mateos Bay with Marble Ranch, Breed Stock Producer –Dr. Jerry Reeves with Bar R Cattle Company
3:30 pm TWA Carcass Competition – Aaron Startz
4:00 pm Texas Wagyu Association General Meeting
-State of the Union – Tim Conrad, 2017 GM Minutes – Aaron Startz, Financials – Aaron Startz, Nominations and Board Elections
5:00 pm Fun Auction
6:00 pm Cowboy Social – Wagyu Fajita Dinner
SATURDAY, APRIL 21TH
8:00 am Sale Cattle Available for Viewing
9:00 am AWA Executive Director George Owen, AWA
– CAR Complete Animal Reporting
11:00 am Wagyu Brisket Lunch
12:30 pm TWA “The Steaks are High” Sale
To view the schedule of events color brochure, CLICK HERE