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‘Stable’ Markets
Miranda Reiman   |   Certified Angus Beef LLC
12/20/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — Dramatic. A wild ride. A roller coaster. No matter what you’ve called the cattle market in the past few years, you may be glad to hear that the worst is behind you. “We believe the market is going to stabilize,” said Mike Murphy of CattleFax....

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Roasting 101: Something for Everyone
Katie Alexander   |   Certified Angus Beef LLC
12/20/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — Most of those attending the 2016 Angus Convention Nov. 5-7 in Indianapolis, Ind., knew how to produce the beef that could make a perfect roast. They probably felt less confident about cooking it. That’s why Chef Ashley Breneman, with the Certified Angus...

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A Benefit to All Involved
Laura Conaway   |   Certified Angus Beef LLC
12/20/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — Keep it simple. If producers took anything away from the Innovation Workshops sponsored by Zoetis at the 2016 Angus Convention Nov. 4-7 in Indianapolis, Ind., it would be to find the ideas that matter and apply them. Don’t focus as much on the numbers from...

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It’s Our Turn to Make the Right Decisions
Shauna Rose Hermel   |   Angus Media
12/20/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — CEO Allen Moczygemba took to the stage in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 5 to welcome Angus members, commercial cattlemen and allied industry to the 2016 Angus Convention. Celebrating the heritage of the breed, he emphasized the impact of George Grant’s decision...

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Thanks a Billion
Shauna Rose Hermel   |   Angus Media
12/20/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) continues to grow as a testament to the vision Association leaders had nearly four decades ago, and the steadfastness it took to see the fledgling program through to success. Since the first pound of Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®)...

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Loud and Clear
Miranda Reiman   |   Certified Angus Beef LLC
12/13/2016

The beef market tells you what it wants. You just have to pay attention. “We know there are signals out there in the marketplace for quality. As you move further away from the end product, we know those signals are…not quite as distinct,” said Mark McCully, Certified Angus Beef LLC...

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Legal Liability Issues for Farms and Ranches
Joann Pipkin   |   Angus Media
12/2/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — In a day and time when you can sue most anyone for anything, farmers and ranchers should be proactive before a problem occurs. Brent Haden, a lawyer with the firm Haden and Haden, Columbia, Mo., said producers should perform a thorough walk-through evaluation...

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Should You Raise or Buy Heifers?
Steve Suther   |   Certified Angus Beef LLC
11/28/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — Much is beyond your control in the cow-calf business. Among the few you alone make is the call on replacement females. Will you keep and develop your own heifers or buy enough bred females from outside sources to maintain the herd size you want? “The decisions...

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Tips to Maximize Conception
Joann Pipkin   |   Angus Media
11/28/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — A successful breeding season begins long before conception. Making sure equipment is in tip-top shape before the cow is in the chute is the bottom line. “You can be a great arm technician in the cow, but if you’re sloppy with semen handling, it really...

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In the Shoes of the Customers, Buyers
Miranda Reiman   |   Certified Angus Beef LLC
11/28/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — Angus bull buyers paid record-high prices in 2015. The calves from those sires are going to market now, and breeders should be helping their customers get the most out of the investment. That was the message from three panelists at an Angus University Workshop...

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Maximize Female Potential
JD Rosman   |   Angus Media
11/28/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — As the Angus breed continues to be the leader in genetic advancement within the beef industry, capturing those elite genetics and capitalizing on them is becoming extremely vital in today’s fast-paced market. Todd Bilby, associate director of ruminant technical...

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Communicating With Your Customers
Shelby Mettlen   |   Angus Media
11/28/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — Producing seedstock for the Angus industry is quite a responsibility, Brett Spader, director of operations for DV Auctions, told a group of producers and marketers at the 2016 Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Spader spoke as part of the convention’s...

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Beef Blitz Scores a Hit for Relationships
Katie Alexander   |   Certified Angus Beef LLC
11/28/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 4, 2016) — Gate to plate was just a buzz phrase for many Angus producers until they came along on the Beef Blitz Product Tour, just ahead of the 2016 Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., on Nov. 4. It started with a look at the first Sysco distribution house to partner...

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Should You Invest in Land or Buildings?
Troy Smith   |   Angus Media
11/28/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — It really isn’t a new concept. Many cow-calf producers have confined cows to sacrifice pastures or drylots, or under a roof, during a portion of the production year. However, there is new interest in managing breeding herds under total or semi-confinement....

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Future Angus Stockmen Scholarship Awarded
JD Rosman   |   Angus Media
11/22/2016

Commercial cattlemen play a central role within the beef business, as they work to produce high-quality cattle to perform down the production chain. To help encourage the next generation of commercial cattle producers, the American Angus Association launched the Future Angus Stockman program, which awards...

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Evaluating Potential for Angus in Foreign Markets
Shelby Mettlen   |   Angus Media
11/22/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — President of Clayton Agri-Marketing Tony Clayton spoke to a group of Angus producers and American Angus Association members at the third Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 6. Clayton’s presentation was part of Angus University, a set of workshops...

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Building a Brand
Shelby Mettlen   |   Angus Media
11/22/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — “What we sell at Thomas Angus Ranch is probably pretty similar to what Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) sells, and that is primarily a brand,” said Rob Thomas of Thomas Angus Ranch in Baker City, Ore. Thomas spoke to an audience at the 2016 Angus...

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Tips for Talking to Your Banker
Troy Smith   |   Angus Media
11/22/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — What are your business plans for 2017? How will you present them to your lender? Those were questions asked of cattle producers attending an Angus University Workshop conducted during the 2016 Angus Convention hosted Nov. 5-7 in Indianapolis, Ind. Louis McIntire,...

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Smaller Isn’t Always Better
Miranda Reiman   |   Certified Angus Beef LLC
11/22/2016

There is no “one size fits all” in the cattle business. So it is with calving ease and birth weight, too, said Dan Shike, University of Illinois animal scientist. He presented on finding the optimums during an Angus University Workshop sponsored by Merck Animal Health Nov. 6 at the 2016 Angus...

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Grand Giveaway at the Angus Convention
JD Rosman   |   Angus Media
11/22/2016

First-time Angus Convention attendees Kenneth and Carol Webb traveled to Indianapolis, Ind., to learn more about the Angus breed as they establish their own seedstock business in eastern West Virginia. They never imagined they’d be returning home with so much more. The Webbs were the lucky winners...

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American Angus Auxiliary Celebrates 65 Years
Shelby Mettlen   |   Angus Media
11/22/2016

This year, the American Angus Auxiliary celebrated 65 years of bringing together likeminded women, and fostering connections through a love and passion for the Angus business. The Auxiliary women pour their hearts into the breed’s future by connecting women, providing opportunities and guidance...

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Angus From Scratch
Steve Suther   |   Certified Angus Beef LLC
11/22/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — If you want to start an Angus ranch from scratch, you need a basic opportunity, big dreams and vision to see opportunities. Those are tips from Brandon Peterson, Alcester, S.D., who presented Nov. 6 at the 2016 Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. He played...

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Veterinary Feed Directive and Beyond
Troy Smith   |   Angus Media
11/22/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — The matter has been discussed ad nauseam in veterinarian Randall Spare’s opinion, but he fears some livestock producers still don’t get it. They need to understand that once the veterinary feed directive (VFD) rule becomes effective in 2017, some...

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‘I Am Angus’ Broadcasts Thanksgiving Night
Jena McRell   |   Angus Media
11/22/2016

The American Angus Association gives thanks this holiday season for Angus cattle and those committed to preserving the ranching way of life. A new season of the Association’s documentary series, I Am Angus®, airs at 9 p.m. CST (10 p.m. EST) Thursday, Nov. 24, on RFD-TV. A second broadcast is...

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Angus Staff Highlight Online Herd Information Tools
Kindra Gordon   |   Angus Media
11/17/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — American Angus Association staff provided a series of brief presentations at the Association’s booth in the trade show during the 2016 Angus Convention. Three of the presentations focused on the available online tools to assist with herd and pedigree data....

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Start the Transition Conversation
Kindra Gordon   |   Angus Media
11/17/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — Eighty percent or more of family businesses indicate they want the family business to be passed on to the next generation of family, but less than 20% of those businesses usually have a formal written succession plan in place. That sobering statistic was shared...

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Don’t Say No to Technology
Shelby Mettlen   |   Angus Media
11/17/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — To wrap up the International Genomics Symposium Saturday morning, Nov. 5, at the 2016 Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., three experts gathered for a panel discussion moderated by John Pollak, director of the U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) in...

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DNA Questions Answered
Kindra Gordon   |   Angus Media
11/17/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — At the 2016 Angus Convention hosted Nov. 5-7 in Indianapolis, Ind., Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) President Dan Moser took time to answer some of the most common questions he is asked with regard to genomic testing. The genetic test data collected through the years...

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Keep It In the Family
Kindra Gordon   |   Angus Media
11/17/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — Three Angus families shared their stories of working through generational succession on their operations during a panel discussion hosted as part of the Angus University Workshops on Nov. 6. Kansas Angus breeders Mark Gardiner of Gardiner Angus Ranch, Ashland,...

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Consider All Aspects
Miranda Reiman   |   Angus Media
11/17/2016

If you want to make more money in the cow-calf business, the options are simple, according to Kevin Hill of Merck Animal Health: wean more calves, wean heavier calves or add more value. The technical services veterinarian presented an Angus University Workshop during the 2016 Angus Convention in Indianapolis,...

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Bending Curves, Breaking Stereotypes
Miranda Reiman   |   Angus Media
11/17/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — Angus cattle need to do more than ever before. Carcass quality, functional females, feedlot performance — they all matter. That theme was evident at the Innovation Workshops, sponsored by Zoetis, hosted during the 2016 Angus Convention Nov. 5-7 in Indianapolis,...

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Miss American Angus: A Crowning Achievement
Jena McRell   |   Angus Media
11/17/2016

Miss American Angus, with her sparkling tiara and bold red jacket, represents a promise for the future of the Angus breed. The newly crowned 2017 Miss American Angus, Keegan Cassady, Bloomington, Ill., impressed the judges with her genuine passion for the business breed and love of its people. “I...

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Tom Walter Shares Story of ‘Culture Shift’
Kindra Gordon   |   Angus Media
11/17/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 6, 2016) — “Either you change or we’re leaving.” That was the ultimatum Tom Walter faced one morning in 2006 from two employees in his Chicago-based catering business. One of those employees asking him to change his “iron fist” management style...

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Document Age, Source and Genetics
Troy Smith   |   Angus Media
11/16/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — Plenty of factors can and do influence the price received for calves or feeder cattle. Weight and breed or breeds represented matter to bidders, as do lot size and body condition. How a given set of calves were managed, with regard to weaning and health, can...

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Creating a Culture for a Successful Business
Troy Smith   |   Angus Media
11/16/2016

Every business has a culture. Every farm and ranch operation has a business culture — an evolving set of collective beliefs, values and attitudes that influence management decisions and all business functions, from production to accounting. Howard Putnam, former CEO for Southwest Airlines, believes...

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Angus Membership 101
Troy Smith   |   Angus Media
11/16/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — “Angus Membership 101” was the title of the leadoff presentation in a series of informational workshops offered during the 2016 Angus Convention hosted Nov. 5-7 by the American Angus Association in Indianapolis, Ind. Jerry Cassady, the Association’s...

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Posting with Angus Media
Troy Smith   |   Angus Media
11/16/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 32016) — As an entity under the American Angus Association umbrella, Angus Media is a source of printed and digitally presented information about all things Angus. Accordingly, Angus Media’s Internet presence is becoming the Angus enthusiast’s portal to relevant...

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Grilling Tips, Samples Highlight Booth Activities
Miranda Reiman   |   Certified Angus Beef LLC
11/16/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — When you start with good beef, the goal is not to mess it up. Chef Peter Rosenburg, with theCertified Angus Beef®(CAB®) brand, gave 2016 Angus Convention booth visitors tips for doing just that. At the Nov. 5 demonstration in Indianapolis, Ind., the chef...

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Genomics and Parentage Verification Explained
Troy Smith   |   Angus Media
11/16/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — During the 2016 American Angus Association Convention, in Indianapolis, Ind., Jerry Cassady, the Association’s director of member services, talked about the improved predictive power of genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs). Speaking to...

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Workshop Offers Members a Chance to Get to Know the Angus Foundation
Troy Smith   |   Angus Media
11/15/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — “It’s really about establishing relationships,” stated Milford Jenkins, describing the Angus Foundation during an educational workshop Nov. 5 at the 2016 Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind. Jenkins, Angus Foundation president, recounted the...

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Enriquez Highlights Global Changes Occurring
Kindra Gordon   |   Angus Media
11/15/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 9, 2016) — Juan Enriquez was introduced as a “thought leader” and “someone who lives in the future” as he was called to the stage to deliver keynote remarks kicking off the second International Genomics Symposium, which was hosted as part of the...

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Using Genomics to Make Better Breeding Decisions
Shelby Mettlen   |   Angus Media
11/15/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 5, 2016) — The last 10 years have been an exciting time to explore genomics, said Ben Hayes, leader of the “1,000 Bull Genomes Project” in Australia. With more than 3.5 million cattle genotyped around the world using genomic-estimated breeding values (EBVs),...

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National Angus Tour Explores Indiana Agriculture
Shelby Mettlen   |   Angus Media
11/15/2016

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Nov. 4, 2016) — Before the official opening of the third annual Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind., more than 200 producers and members of the American Angus Association attended this year’s National Angus Tour. The tour, sponsored by Merck Animal Health and Zoetis,...

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Angus Unveils Long-Range Plan
Crystal Albers   |   Angus Media
11/14/2016

Anticipation was evident Monday, Nov. 7, as Angus breeders from across the country crowded into an Indianapolis, Ind., meeting hall for the American Angus Association 133rd Annual Convention of Delegates. The meeting was the capping event of the three-day Angus Convention, where about 2,000 Angus seedstock...

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Angus Elects New Board Officers, Members
Crystal Albers   |   Angus Media
11/7/2016

The American Angus Association® announced officers and directors elected to its Board of Directors during the 133rd Annual Convention of Delegates in Indianapolis, Ind. Those serving the Association for three-year terms are: Richard Dyar, Crossville, Ala.; Dave Hinman, Malta, Mont.; Alan Miller, Gridley,...

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A Century in the Making
Jena McRell   |   Angus Media
11/7/2016

Civil war veteran James Alexander Criswell joined the American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders Association in 1916, under the name J.A. Criswell & Sons. The ornate membership document is still preserved as part of the family’s history today. James Alexander was the second generation to raise cattle...

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Angus Heritage Foundation Honors Breed Leaders
JD Rosman   |   Angus Media
11/7/2016

The Angus breed’s leadership position within the beef industry didn’t happen by chance. It was earned by countless breeders and supporters who all paved the way for a stronger future for beef cattle genetics and the American Angus Association. Each year, the organization recognizes breed...

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Angus Foundation: Champions Youth, Education & Research
Sarah Hill   |   Angus Media
11/7/2016

For more than 35 years, the Angus Foundation, the not-for-profit arm of the American Angus Association, has championed the causes of youth, education and research for the Angus breed and beef industry as a whole. The Angus Foundation celebrated its many generous donors and accomplishments for 2016 at...

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