Get on board for the 2009 Montana Red Angus Tour

Jul 10, 2009
by WLJ
Get on board for the 2009 Montana Red Angus Tour

—Heifer give-away to a lucky junior.

Montana Red Angus Breeders invite you to tour our cattle Aug. 29-30. The 2009 tour will be hosted by the breeders in southwestern Montana in the beautiful Gallatin and Madison counties. This tour will be loaded with fantastic cattle, good food, entertainment, and prizes. Both juniors and adults are encouraged to participate in challenges, games and judging contests. So, come one and all, young and young at heart for some good-old western fun. Headquarters for the tour will at the Holiday Inn, Bozeman, MT. Tour busses will be available for your convenience. You will get the opportunity to meet the people behind some of the most prestigious Red Angus cattle in the world; as well, you will be able to see firsthand the programs that they are using to establish these great herds. Cattle will be on display in their “working clothes,” herd bulls and donor cows exhibited, meals and entertainment will be provided.

In addition to all that, each breeder involved in the tour will present one of their best heifers as a potential junior selection. Eligible juniors will get their names put in a hat for attending stops on the tour and winning challenges— so the more stops and challenges, the more they are likely to be the big winner (challenges will be divided into appropriate age groups). At the end of the tour, we will draw the lucky name. That individual will get to choose which heifer they want. Applications can be found online at or will be available tour day.

Tour schedule:

Saturday, Aug. 29 - Depart Bozeman from Holiday Inn Motel Arrive at Hamilton Ranches, Twin Bridges - view cattle and brunch Move on to 5L Red Angus, Sheridan—view cattle and lunch End the day at Feddes and C-T Red Angus, Manhattan—view cattle and dinner Back to the motel

Sunday, Aug. 30 - Depart Bozeman from Holiday Inn Motel Arrive at Lucht Red Angus, Bozeman - view cattle and breakfast Move on to Klompien Red Angus, Manhattan—view cattle and lunch Wrap up the tour at Green Mountain Red Angus, Bozeman—view cattle and refreshments.

Tour lodging: Call the Holiday Inn of Bozeman at 406/587-4561 for a special rate of $109 plus tax available Friday, Aug. 28 through Sunday, Aug. 30. Be sure to mention the Montana Red Angus Tour, or reserve rooms online at and use the on-line booking code RAA. For more information, see the Montana Red Angus Web site: or you can contact either Kay Klompien 406/282-7537 or Julie Morton 406/285-6773. — WLJ