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Western National Angus Futurity Canceled
Due to rising concerns of COVID-19 or “Coronavirus,” the Western States Angus Association Board of Directors and the American Angus Association® have decided to cancel the Western Regional Junior Angus Show and Western National Angus Futurity from April 9 to 11.
The Association and WNAF management committee have been monitoring the situation over the past few weeks. “With the health of exhibitors as a top priority, we feel this is the best option for all parties involved,” said Rod Wesselman, WNAF Show Manager. “We are doing our best to take a logical approach that will protect exhibitors, members and our families.”
The Governor of Nevada has closed all casinos, including the Grand Sierra, the headquarter hotel. Hotels, restaurants and other services in Reno will be closed, making it a difficult situation to hold an event.
“By keeping people from traveling to various parts of the state and country, we are helping contain the virus by preventing unintended transmission,” Wesselman said. “This was a decision not taken lightly.”
Exhibitors who entered in the show will be refunded from the Association in the next few weeks.
“Our greatest concern is for the health of exhibitors and their families,” said Mark McCully, chief executive officer of the American Angus Association. “We are told that the spread of COVID-19 will get worse before it gets better, but we hope these precautions will be a good balance of continuing business as usual while taking the proper precautions. We appreciate your patience as we work through many unanswered questions.”
Remember these added monies: The Levisay Bred & Owned $5,000 Scholarship for Juniors. Extra monies will be offered in the Bred & Owned show including:
$500 Bred & Owned Champion Bull
$250 Bred & Owned Reserve Champion Bull
$500 Bred & Owned Champion Female
$250 Bred & Owned Reserve Champion Female
Then $3,500 will be distributed equally over all the Bred & Owned animals. Every entry gets CA$H!!
Thank you to the Levisay Family for the extreme generosity.
Thursday, April 9
8-10 am Begin Junior and Open show cattle check-in (must be checked in by 10 am)
Afternoon WSAA Queen Written Test followed by interviews,
RSLEC VIP Room
10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Showmanship Clinic
1:00 p.m. Junior Showmanship
4:30 p.m. Educational Program/Clinic
6:00 p.m. Junior Fun Night – showring
Friday, April 10
9 am Western Regional Junior Angus Show: Steers, Cow-Calf Pairs, Bred-and-Owned Bulls, Bred-and-Owned Heifers, Owned Heifers, State Groups
12 noon Lunch – RSLEC
2 pm Phenotype and Genotype Show
3 pm WNAF Committee & WSAA Board of Directors Meeting followed by WSAA General Meeting, Doc Bar at RSLEC
Saturday, April 11
9 am 68th Western National Angus Futurity Open Show: Cow-Calf Pairs, Bulls, Females, and Group Classes
HOTEL HEADQUARTERS – Deadline for making reservations: MARCH 10
• Hotel Headquarters •
Grand Sierra Resort and Casino 800-648-5080
Deadline for these rates is March 10, 2020
$80 Summit Room, single/double (note: Friday and Saturday nights: $120)
$90 A Rate Room, single/double (note: Friday and Saturday nights: $130)
Prices INCLUDE $25 daily resort fee • Triple/quad rates, add $25/person/night
Please note that the cut off date for reservations is 3/10/2020.
BE SURE TO ENTER IN BOTH JUNIOR AND OPEN SHOW
1) On the NJAA website, under the shows tab and then click on Western National Angus Futurity. It will then take you directly to the entry form.
2) It can also be found under Events, then cattle shows. It can be found under the ROV Show entry forms and then click on the Online Entry Form.
WNAF Show Manager
PO Box 746
Moses Lake, WA 98837