Our mission is to provide programs, services, technology and leadership to enhance the genetics of the Angus breed, broaden its influence within the beef industry, and expand the market for superior tasting, high-quality Angus beef worldwide.
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The Angus breed is home to the industry’s largest beef cattle performance database, fueling genetic progress through each generation. Breeders rely on the comprehensive set of data to continue growing the nation’s quality beef supply.
Angus Media provides unrivaled marketing opportunities for cattle producers, and Association programs such as AngusSource allow breeders to set their calves apart from the crowd.
Registered-Angus cattle continue to set the industry pace for quality genetics. Demand remains strong year after year, as reflected by strong sales trends and an increase in Angus cattle on the market.
Stay up-to-date on the latest headlines in the American Angus Association’s Newsroom, where you can read articles, watch videos and learn more about the organization’s programs and services.
Continued education is central to driving progress within the beef cattle industry. Through Association events, connect with fellow breeders and discover applications that make a real difference on the farm or ranch.
Whether you are looking for special gifts or supplies for your herd, plenty of options are available through the Angus Foundation-hosted online store and the American Angus Auxiliary’s Gift Barn.
As the nation’s largest beef breed organization, the American Angus Association serves more than 25,000 members across the United States and Canada.
Cattle enrolled in the AngusSource and Gateway programs are identified with tamper-evident program tags.
Producers may choose from a visual tag, RFID tag or ChoiceSet (includes both RFID and visual tag). Visual tags are printed with a
unique animal number, Lot ID (state of origin, lot numbers and customer code) and an in-herd management number. RFID tags are printed
with a unique animal number and Lot ID. One tag is issued per calf enrolled (producers using ChoiceSets will receive a visual and RFID
tag for each calf). Replacement tags are available for an additional fee upon request.
Producers have tag options:
All program tags are manufactured by Destron Fearing and feature laser engraving on all text with ink over on the management numbers only.
There is a standard 3-5 business day turnaround time to manufacture tags. Standard delivery is at maximum 7 business days via UPS Ground shipping.
To utilize the online cattle listing, or participate in other marketing opportunities that feature AngusSource or
Gateway cattle the corresponding program tag is required.