Angus Education Center
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How the American Angus Association functions

AIMS (Angus Information Management Software)
Educational Videos
Miscellaneous Links
External Information Services

Interactive PDF containing links to information published by industry specialists, universities and Cooperative Extension outlets.

External Publications and Resources

Link to electronic publications and resources; includes information to guide beef herd management decisions.

Angus Beef Chart

A great reference for meat cuts and how they relate to a beef animal. This revised version includes recommended cooking methods. This file requires Adobe Acrobat 4.0 or higher to view. You can also request color reprints which are "11x17", folded and three-hole punched. Poster size available upon request.

Angus Beef Chart

Spanish version

Angus Advantages

This brochure explains how Angus genetics can work in producer's herds to improve demand, boost profits and take some of the work out of cattle production.

Developing a Registered Angus Herd

A beginning guide that highlights basic strategies necessary to develop a registered Angus herd. Also suggests ways to use Association resources and other information outlets to enhance planning, managing and marketing.

Beef Nutrition Fact Sheet

Basic overview of beef cattle nutrition.

Animal Handling Fact Sheet

Overview that highlights proper animal handling for beef cattle on a farm or ranch.

Beef Cow Efficiency

This Angus Media topic site includes articles and other resources of interest on perhaps the single biggest factor affecting producer profitability—efficiency. This link provides useful information on feeding and management practices.

Dealing with Drought

This API topic site is a resource for those throughout the country dealing with the prolonged dry conditions. Links from this page are categorized by cattle, feeding, water and management, and perhaps the most useful tool is a hay/feed finder that links to numerous states where feed resources are still available.

Performance Programs

EPDs, $Values, and more and more

National Junior Angus Association
Guide to Success

A comprehensive handbook that includes information for getting started in the Angus breed. A free, printed version is also available. Each section can also be downloaded and viewed by clicking on the following links.

National Junior Angus Association (NJAA)

This section gives a brief overview of the opportunities for junior members available through the NJAA. (PDF file)

American Angus Association

This section gives an overview of the Angus breed. It provides guidelines to selecting a heifer and reasons why Angus is a wise investment. (PDF file)


This section provides an overview of the nutritional requirements of cattle and the different feeding programs to meet those requirements. (PDF file)

Showring Success

This section provides information about preparing and showing Angus cattle, a portion of the NJAA that is fun and rewarding for junior members. (PDF file)

Showmanship Skills

This section teaches youth the proper methods to present yourself and animal in the best form possible.

Cattle Evaluation

This section explains the process of a livestock judging competition, and the mechanics of judging cattle which is the key to raising and buying high-quality cattle. (PDF file)

Outside the Showring

This section explains the lifelong skills the NJAA has to offer beyond the showring.


Glossary of terms used in the Guide to Success brochure. (PDF file)

Leading by Example

A series of fact sheets for local and regional junior Angus associations; includes suggestions about organizing a successful meeting, officer responsibilities and successful meeting ideas.

Permanent Identification
AAA Login allows members to access information by obtaining a unique and private password. Once members have their password, they can submit their performance measures and other information and view their updated information online. Information on the Web site is available seven days a week, 24 hours a day.


AIMS is the record-keeping software created for the American Angus Association and its members. Once a member purchases AIMS, a listing of their herd is sent to them on disk, and they can submit weights and manage their herd via AIMS and e-mail. AIMS is available only to American Angus Association members and affiliates. For more information or to order, contact the AIMS department at the address below or go to

American Angus Association
AIMS Department
3201 Frederick Ave.
Saint Joseph, MO 64506