Updated plans for the British White Cattle Association Annual Membership Meeting, Lexington, NE, September 10-11, 2020 including changes effected by the Covid-19 Pandemic
Venue: Holiday Inn Express, 2605 Plum Creek Pkwy, Lexington, NE 68850 (308) 324-9900
- NOTE TO MEMBERS BRINGING CATTLE – cattle may be housed at the Dawson County Fairgrounds (about 1 mile from hotel) for a nominal fee. Contact Ann Johnson at 308-324-3600 for a reservation. Cattle may also be penned at the Kugler ranch (17 miles northwest of Lexington. Call John and Katie at 308-784-5207 to reserve a pen.)
- WE REALLY NEED TO KNOW IF YOU ARE ATTENDING!! With the continuing pandemic in full force it is impossible to predict how many will attend this meeting and thus how to plan for meals. Please RSVP no later than August 31st.
- Arrival Thursday September 10 – Hotel. The block rate for the “British White Cattle Meeting” is $100 per night for two queens or single king. Register by August 27th. Last-minute arrivers who haven’t reserved your room should call the hotel anyway, because if there are rooms available, you will receive the block rate.
- Covid-19 protection: surgical face masks and gloves will be available upon registration for all who wish to use them.
- Holiday Inn guests may take advantage of the pool and complimentary Fitness Center from 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- BWCAA Reception, Thursday evening 6 p.m. till 10 p.m. in the “Wild Horse Room”. You may register early for Friday’s activities. Registration is $35 per person.
- Friday (September 11) morning: Breakfast from 5:30 to 7:30. Hotel guests are welcome to the free breakfast. The menu has changed to individually wrapped foods – muffins, sandwiches, fruits, pastries, cereal and milk, microwave pancakes, but no eggs, omelets, biscuits and gravy.
- Friday 8:30 a.m. Registration for the BWCAA Annual Meeting at $35 per person in the Pebble Beach Room.
- Meeting Highlights: The morning session consists of speakers from the University of Nebraska Extension Animal Science department – Beef Cattle. Topics include factors to consider when selecting heifer replacements and protecting cattle from cold stress. Speakers will present either in-person or by video conferencing. This is followed by the Annual Membership Meeting. (A meeting agenda will be mailed out separately). A catered lunch is covered by your registration fee. The annual fund-raising Auction will take place during lunch.
Afternoon Session: Immediately after lunch the BWCAA Board of Directors will hold their annual re-organizational meeting. All members are welcome to attend. Around 2:00 to 2:30 members will gather to car-pool to a tour of the Darr Feedlot, a 40,000 head facility west of Lexington, NE. Those wishing to continue out to visit the Kugler ranch and their British White herd and stay for a hamburger cookout (around 6 p.m.) are very welcome.