Carcass 101 Event Set to Come Back to Olds College For Second Year in a Row


ROCKYVIEW, AB – Carcass 101, a producer-focused training about beef cattle meat quality, will take place on June 8th-10th in Olds, AB. The event will commence with a reception on the Monday night followed by two-days of learning in the National Meat Training Centre at Olds College.

Association CEO Rob Smith says, “We are very proud to work with the most knowledgeable resource team available to deliver information from further down the beef value chain back to its genetic seedstock and primary producer sources. As Canada’s dominant beef breed, it is our responsibility to ensure such technology transfer exists for supporters of Angus genetics. Additionally, we owe it to the Canadian beef consumer to do our best and provide them with the best quality beef each time they dine.”

This is the second year for this initiative hosted by the Canadian Angus in partnership with Certified Angus Beef ®, supported by the Alberta Livestock and Meat Agency (ALMA). The agenda for the two-day course includes analysis of multiple finished cattle from live evaluation through identification of the parts and value of their carcass merit, global differences in carcass utilization, a cutting demonstration and utilization of carcass data as well as discussions of genetics, genomic testing and opportunities for market growth.

A previous Carcass 101 student said, “I joined the Association last year ago and am very impressed with the support network and information they provide; a great value for my money.”

Another student of the first Carcass 101 added, “I have learned a great deal today. The presentations were excellent. My knowledge is greatly improved.”

This year’s event will feature a qualified list of speakers and demonstrations for all who partake. For the full agenda and registration information, visit

The Canadian Angus Association is Canada’s largest purebred beef breed organization. The Association represents 3,000 members across Canada for the purposes of registering and recording the pedigrees of purebred Angus cattle in the closed HerdBook and promoting the breed across Canada. The member-approved mandate is to maintain breed registry, breed purity and provide services that enhance the growth and position of the Angus breed.