Thursday, June 26, 2014

My summer so far at Angus Central

Keltey’s Summer Thus Far

It’s hard to believe I am already close to half way finished my internship at Angus Central, time really has flown by!

Among the many things I have been doing here at the office, I had the privilege to attend Carcass 101 at Olds College last week. The event was hosted by the Canadian Angus Association, in conjunction with Certified Angus Beef and supported by Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency.

Participants spent two days learning about the beef carcass, grading beef, industry trends, and how to raise quality carcasses. We enjoyed a variety of sessions from industry specialists, including evaluating live cattle, lessons in the meat lab, and classroom presentations. My favourite part was judging three live steers at the beginning of the first day, and being able to see and grade their carcasses at the end of the second day. It was an incredibly informative event and I am excited about my new knowledge of the beef carcass.

To learn more about Carcass 101, check out the press release at

Following Carcass 101, I am preparing to work in the Cattle Trail at the Calgary Stampede. There, you can find the Canadian Angus interns- Katie, Sophie, and me teaching the public about the beef industry from pasture to plate. Come find us in the new Agrium Building!

See you at Stampede!

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