Angus breeders from across Canada are gathering in Saskatoon this week for the Canadian Angus Association's annual meeting and convention.

The Chair of the Convention Committee is Michelle Sauder from Windy Willow Farms in the Hodgeville area.

She says the Angus breed is a cornerstone of the beef cattle sector.

"It's their mothering ability, the maternal aspect, the natural marbling in the meat, and for vigor and calving in particular.  It's a great cross with any of the other breeds in Canada. So, it does end up at the top of the list when you're looking at registrations and cattle numbers."

For those taking in this year's event, it's going to be a busy few days with tours and informational sessions.

Today is the CAA's Board of Directors meeting, some local tours around Saskatoon, and tonight is the President's Reception. 

Highlights for Friday's tours include the Livestock and Forage Centre of Excellence and Norheim Ranching.

Saturday features a number of key presentations and workshops with the "Building the Legacy Sale"  fundraiser event wrapping everything up.

The sale is a key fundraiser for the CAA and will be broadcast on DLMS Saturday night.