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Leaders Made in Billings, Montana
Chloe Fowler
American Angus Association
8/14/2018

The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) is about more than showing cattle across the nation. It also focuses on growth for the juniors in both leadership and knowledge of the industry. The Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) Conference is designed to enhance these skills in the juniors and...

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Second-Annual Stockman Award Presented at NJAS
Laura Bardot
American Angus Association
8/13/2018

For the second year in a row, the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) selected three individuals to take home the top honors of the Stockman Award during the 50th National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), July 8-13, in Madison, Wisconsin. This year’s recipients are: in the junior division, Ellie...

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Angus Breeders, We Need Your Input.
Dr. Dan Moser
American Angus Association
7/26/2018

Angus Breeder, We have just launched a survey that is important to the future of the Angus breed, and we need your input. The survey is a critical component of a project to review the Angus $Value indexes. These indexes, $B, $W, $F, $G, $EN, etc., were first implemented starting in 2004.  ...

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New HD 50K™ for Angus
Angus Genetics Inc.
American Angus Association
7/20/2018

In partnership with Zoetis, we are excited to announce a new genomic profile, HD 50K™ for Angus. HD 50K for Angus is now available to American Angus Association members and may be purchased through the AAA Login site. The new test will cost $37 per test, which includes parentage markers that were...

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American Angus Association Announces New AngusSource® Programs
Clint Mefford
American Angus Association
7/16/2018

The American Angus Association® recently announced four additional U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Process Verified Program (PVP) offerings through AngusSource®. This announcement goes hand-in-hand with the Association’s focus on providing comprehensive programs and services aimed...

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Junior Angus Members take on Madison!
Chloe Fowler
American Angus Association
7/5/2018

The anticipation is growing as Angus families and juniors prepare for the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS), July 7-13. An event always filled with hard work and excitement, NJAS this year will be no different. Hosted by Madison, Wisconsin, in the Alliant Energy Center, the competition can promise to...

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Angus Genetic Evaluation Reaches Historic Milestone
Clint Mefford
American Angus Association
6/20/2018

The Angus genetic evaluation has now surpassed 500,000 genotypes in the database. The actual number stands at 500,879, which reflects a dual collection partnership between the American Angus Association® and the Canadian Angus Association. Starting in 2010, the Angus genetic evaluation was the...

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American Angus Association Hires Director of Angus Link
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
6/12/2018

The American Angus Association® announces the hiring of New Jersey native Christopher Engel as the director of Angus Link™, the new Association feeder cattle program, which is set to be unveiled this summer. Engel will be instrumental in leading the development of business strategies;...

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Angus Convention in the Buckeye State
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
6/4/2018

An exciting and bustling city located in the heart of Ohio will play host to the 2018 National Angus Convention and Trade Show this fall. Whether visiting the many Angus breeders in the area or taking a short trip to visit the Certified Angus Beef ®(CAB®) brand headquarters —...

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LEAD Conference: Under the Big Sky in Montana
Amber Wahlgren
American Angus Association
6/1/2018

The Leaders Engaged in Angus Development (LEAD) conference is set to take place August 2-5 in Billings, Montana. The 2018 event theme is “Angus Under the Big Sky” and is designed for National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members age 14 to 21. LEAD Conference is funded by the Angus Foundation...

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Do's and Don'ts of TSU Sampling
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
5/15/2018

Do’s and Don’ts of TSU Sampling   The American Angus Association began accepting tissue-sampling units (TSU) sampling in July of 2017. As a new DNA collection method, it makes collecting DNA easier and more streamlined in comparison to traditional hair or blood sampling methods. A TSU...

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Colorado to host 50th Annual Beef Improvement Federation Annual Meeting and Research Symposium
Beef Improvement Federation
American Angus Association
5/11/2018

Registration is now open for the 2018 Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Annual Meeting and Research Symposium. This year’s event themed 50th Anniversary in the Rockies, will be June 20 to June 23 at the Embassy Suites Convention Center Hotel in Loveland, Colorado.   Early registration deadline...

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Celebrations Planned for the 50th Anniversary of the National Junior Angus Show
Caitlyn Brandt
American Angus Association
5/11/2018

As preparations begin for the 2018 National Junior Angus Show in Madison, Wisconsin, can you believe that 50 years ago, the first National Junior Angus Show was held in Columbia, Missouri? Since inception in 1969, the show has grown, changed and evolved in many ways. Just 103 head were shown...

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From Birth Weight to Sale Date Workshop to be held in Aldie, Virginia
Angus Media
American Angus Association
5/8/2018

East coast cattlemen, now is the time to reserve your free spot for this hands-on workshop, presented by Angus Media and the American Angus Association, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, June 27 at Whitestone Farm in Aldie, Virginia. The From Birth Weight to Sale Date Workshop will guide you through...

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Celebrating 50 Years of Showing: 2018 National Junior Angus Show
Laura Bardot
American Angus Association
4/30/2018

2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). This year’s event will be held July 7-13, 2018, in Madison, Wisconsin. NJAS has been dubbed the most competitive junior show in the nation. National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members will compete for the title of grand...

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Angus Juniors ‘Kick it with the Cowboys’ in Oklahoma
Lea Ann Maudlin
American Angus Association
4/27/2018

Angus juniors have many opportunities to travel the country with the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) and learn from knowledgeable experts in the beef cattle business throughout the year. Most recently, NJAA members met April 19-21 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, to participate in a Raising the Bar...

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Angus Foundation President Honored with Professional Achievement Award
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
4/27/2018

The American Angus Association’s very own Angus Foundation President Milford Jenkins will be awarded the Ray A. Miller Professional Achievement Award during the National Agricultural Alumni Development Association (NAADA) Conference in Boise, Idaho on June 14. The Professional Achievement Award...

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Association Employees Participate in Community Blood Drive
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
4/23/2018

Twenty-seven American Angus Association staff members donated blood on April 6, 2018 through the Community Blood Center in Saint Joseph, Missouri. Staff members donated 22 units to ultimately benefit the community of Saint Joseph, where the Association has been headquartered since 1956. Stay tuned...

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Angus Election Under Way
Amber Wahlgren
American Angus Association
4/9/2018

The American Angus Association® is making preparations for the 2018 Annual Convention of Delegates, hosted in conjunction with the Angus Convention Nov. 3-5 in Columbus, Ohio. In accordance with the Association bylaws, forms were mailed prior to April 9 to every eligible voting active life and regular...

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Newly Redesigned Angus Journal Wins "Best In Class" Award
Rachel Robinson
American Angus Association
4/9/2018

The historic Angus Journal® magazine is again making history. After an unprecedented redesign that rolled out in January, the Angus Journal is being recognized for its new look. The magazine will receive the “Best In Class” Star of Excellence Award for outstanding achievement in the magazine...

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New Angus Journal Digital Edition Format Unveiled
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
3/29/2018

Exciting news for those wanting to subscribe to the Angus Journal in a digital platform! The Angus Media team has made the April 2018 Angus Journal digital edition available to subscribers through AAA Login. A print subscription gives you complementary access to the digital edition, which is available...

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Enroll in MaternalPlus and Get Rewarded
Ali Luety
American Angus Association
3/29/2018

The American Angus Association is now offering a cash-back incentive for members enrolled in the MaternalPlus® program. Members will receive an introductory 5 percent cash-back rebate on Association fees on their first re-enrollment and an additional 2.5 percent cash-back every subsequent year...

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Angus Foundation Hosts 18th Annual Golf Tournament
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
3/19/2018

    The weather is finally warming up, and it is time to get reacquainted with your favorite golf clubs. The Angus Foundation is set to host the 18th annual golf tournament on Monday, July 9 at Pleasant View Golf Course in Middleton, Wisconsin, in conjunction with the 2018 National Junior...

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Angus Regional Managers Receive Respective State Honors
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
3/15/2018

American Angus Association® Director of Field Services David Gazda and Regional Manager Jeff Mafi were recently awarded honors by the Georgia Angus Association and Oklahoma Angus Associations, respectively. Gazda was inducted into the Georgia Angus Hall of Fame on March 3 in Athens, Georgia, during...

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Important Election Information: Check Voting Eligibility Before April 6
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
3/7/2018

According to Association bylaws, only eligible voting members can nominate, be nominated, vote or be elected in the annual election of delegates. In order to participate in the electoral process and other business during the 135th Annual Meeting of Delegates, a member must be considered an eligible voting...

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Angus Sponsored Steer Wrestler Wins Big at RFD-TV’s The American
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
2/28/2018

As Matt Reeves stepped into AT&T Stadium after a late-night drive from San Antonio to Dallas, thoughts of anticipation and excitement ran through his mind. The American Angus Association® sponsored steer wrestler qualified for RFD-TV’s The American, and on February 25, he took home top...

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Young Angus Breeders Receive Henry C. Gardiner Scholarships
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
2/27/2018

Young Angus Breeders Receive Henry C. Gardiner Scholarships               Kansas State University students Dean Klahr, Holton, Kansas, and Cameron Hayden, Cassopolis, Michigan, were recently awarded Henry C. Gardiner Scholarships for the 2018-2019...

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Ag Act Explained
Kindra Gordon
Angus Journal
2/19/2018

Proposed legislation to revamp the guestworker program for immigrant agricultural workers is again being discussed in Congress. Speaking on behalf of Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Stephanie Gadbois, senior counsel for the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee,...

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Beef Checkoff Scorecard
Kindra Gordon
Angus Journal
2/19/2018

The majority of beef producers continue to be supportive of the Beef Checkoff Program, according to findings of a recent survey. Results of survey data collected from cattle owners between Dec. 20, 2017, and Jan. 12, 2018, revealed 74% of those surveyed continue to approve of the National Beef Checkoff Program....

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Tax Reform and You
Troy Smith
Angus Journal
2/19/2018

Enactment of the first major tax reform package in 30 years includes a number of changes that will affect farmers and ranchers. Estate and succession planner Michael McCormack, with Lincoln Agri Business Services, talked about the good, the bad and the ugly implications of new tax laws in a...

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Shortage of Feed-grade Vitamins
Troy Smith
Angus Journal
2/19/2018

What does a shortage of a substance used in perfumery have to do with the price of livestock feed supplements? Well, it’s because the lemony-scented citral used in aroma and fragrance products also is important to the manufacture of feed-grade vitamins A and E. More cattle producers are learning...

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Prepare for FMD
Kindra Gordon
Angus Journal
2/19/2018

“Foot and mouth disease (FMD) is a disease we never want to see. We haven’t had it [in the United States] for 89 years, and if we did it would really be devastating.” That was the somber message veterinarian Jim Roth, distinguished professor in the College of Veterinary Medicine at...

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Randy White, Dinah Johnston Earn 2018 Herdsman of the Year Award
Kasey Brown
American Angus Association
2/16/2018

Randy White and Dinah Johnston were selected by their peers as cowinners of the American Angus Association® 2018 Herdsman of the Year. The award recognizes the exhibitor who has done the best job during the past year preparing and displaying their Angus cattle. “At the end of the day, we don’t...

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Cattle Analysts Positive for 2018
Paige Nelson
Angus Journal
2/8/2018

“We’ve got a situation where you’ve got a stock market that’s on fire. That’s very supportive to high-end steak houses in particular,” said Kevin Good, senior analyst during the CattleFax 2018 U.S. & Global Protein & Grain Outlook seminar Feb. 1 at the Cattle...

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Dry spring expected for much of United States
Troy Smith
Angus Journal
2/8/2018

CattleFax market analysts are predicting a likely halt to the expansion of the U.S. cow herd in 2018, at least partly because of weather. Dry conditions have spread across much of the United States and intensified in a large portion of cow country — especially the Southwest. According to CattleFax...

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Economy, Energy & Grain
Kasey Brown
Angus Journal
2/8/2018

Due to more money coming back into the United States from large companies, the new tax reform is projected to provide an average $900 benefit to the middle class. This good news was shared by CattleFax analyst Mike Murphy at the CattleFax U.S. & Global Protein & Grain Outlook Seminar at the 2018...

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Former Angus Regional Manager Receives Award from National Cattlemen’s Foundation
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
2/8/2018

Will Mayfield, former Angus regional manager and current registered Angus producer from Pulaski, Tennessee, has been named the recipient of the Max Deets Leadership Award for 2018 by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation. Mayfield was recognized for his outstanding leadership in the cattle industry...

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Women Connected Conference Accepting Applications
Rachel Robinson
American Angus Association
2/6/2018

The American Angus Auxiliary is excited to announce that it is hosting its fourth Women Connected Conference bringing together Angus cattlewomen, Auxiliary members and other women involved in the Angus industry. Twenty women will be selected from applications to join the 10-member Auxiliary...

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National Junior Angus Association Members Awarded Scholarships from National Cattlemen’s Foundation
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
2/6/2018

Five National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) members were awarded $1,500 scholarships by the National Cattlemen’s Foundation (NCF) during the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention and NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix. The Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group (CME) sponsored scholarships were awarded to outstanding...

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‘2018 Should be a Profitable Year’
Kindra Gordon
Angus Journal
2/5/2018

CattleFax CEO Randy Blach provided a big-picture view of the cattle industry market outlook for those attending the 2018 Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show in Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 31-Feb. 2. Of the beef industry’s current status, Blach reported, “2017 was the second best in...

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Built to Move
Troy Smith
Angus Journal
2/5/2018

Beef cattle breeders have more tools than ever before to use as aids in selecting breeding animals, including expected progeny difference (EPD) values for various traits, selection indices and genomics. However, there are no “numbers” that are predictive of the structural superiority of one...

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D.C. Update: ‘We are better off today’
Kindra Gordon
Angus Journal
2/5/2018

“Are we better off today than a year ago?” That’s the question Colin Woodall, senior vice president of government affairs for the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), posed in Phoenix, Ariz., Jan. 30 as he addressed attendees at the American National CattleWomen (ANCW)...

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Arby’s Still Going Big with Beef
Troy Smith
Angus Journal
2/5/2018

Jim Taylor can’t imagine a world without beef. For without beef, there would be no cattle. There would be no cowboys or cowboy movies; no Marlon Brando or Elvis in leather jackets. There would be no steak houses. Certainly, there would be no Arby’s. That’s a scary thought for Jim Taylor,...

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Angus Genetics, Inc., Announces Foot Score Research EPDs
Clint Mefford
American Angus Association
1/30/2018

Angus Genetics, Inc. (AGI) announced today the release of two new foot score research EPDs, the first of its kind in the U.S. for beef cattle. The American Angus Association® has been collecting foot scores since 2015, with approximately 12,000 data points sent in. Members have reported two scores...

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Looking for a place to eat during the Cattle Industry Convention & NCBA Trade Show?
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
1/26/2018

Steakhouses Feeney's Restaurant 6314 N 12th St, Phoenix, AZ 85014 602-274-9700   The Henry 4455 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85018 602-429-8020   Claim Jumper 1530 W Baseline Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283 480-831-8200   Casual Dining Jersey Mike's 1515 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85007 602-253-6738...

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Headed to NCBA? Visit booth #1071 to enter to win not one, but TWO exciting giveaways.
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
1/22/2018

The American Angus Association has teamed up with our friends at Certified Angus Beef to offer NCBA Trade Show attendees an opportunity to win not one, but TWO exciting giveaways. Stop by and visit with team members to enter to win either a trip to the 2018 Angus Convention in Columbus, Ohio or...

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Angus Media Announces Launch of Angus Sales TV
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
1/17/2018

In today’s world, videography is taking over media platforms at an ever-increasing rate. Now more than ever, filmed promotional materials allow a farm or ranch to connect with their audience in a more engaging and productive way. Angus Media is excited to announce the launch of its new video addition...

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Angus Foundation Heifer and Featured Packages Raise $278,000
Rachel Robinson
American Angus Association
1/15/2018

Since 1980, the Angus Foundation has sold high-end heifers in the Heifer Package to generate funds for Angus youth, education and research efforts. The tradition continued at the 2018 National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colorado, on Wednesday, Jan. 10 during the Angus Bull Sale. Angus breeders...

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Angus Journal Redesign to Launch at the National Western Stock Show
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
12/19/2017

99 years. 13,000 subscribers. Thousands of stories. One monumental redesign. It’s been nearly 20 years since the look and feel of the Angus Journal was last updated. The Angus Productions Inc. team has worked tirelessly to accomplish a complete design overhaul, and they are extremely proud to unveil...

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Longtime Angus Productions Inc. Vice President of Sales Set to Retire
Allen Moczygemba
American Angus Association
12/7/2017

With appreciation for a job well done, I’m writing to let you know that after 38 years with the American Angus Association, Terry Cotton has announced he will be retiring from his Angus career as of January 2, 2018.  Terry began his career with the Association in 1979. During his nearly four...

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Young Cattlemen’s Conference Applications Available
Sarah Hill
American Angus Association
12/7/2017

Once again, the Angus Foundation will sponsor a young Angus leader to attend the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Young Cattlemen’s Conference (YCC). The application deadline is January 12, 2018, and the application can be found on the Angus Foundation website. The YCC offers...

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2018 Angus Foundation Heifer Package
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
12/5/2017

As the end of 2017 approaches, the National Western Stock Show is just around the corner. The 2017 National Western Bull Sale proved to be an overwhelming success, and the American Angus Association and Angus Foundation are excited to once again offer an exciting line-up of lots in the 2018 sale. Leading...

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Support the Angus Foundation in Las Vegas
Sarah Hill
American Angus Association
11/21/2017

If you’re looking for a Christmas gift that will be remembered, the Angus Foundation can help! Five unique packages will be sold in support of the Angus Foundation during the National Angus Finals Sale in Las Vegas, Nevada, on Dec. 10, 2017. “These offerings are very exciting,” says...

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Saddle & Sirloin Honors Longtime Angus Sale Manager Tom Burke
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
11/21/2017

Tom Burke of Platte City, Missouri, has been selected as the 2017 inductee into the Saddle and Sirloin Portrait Gallery, largely considered the highest honor in the livestock industry. The Saddle and Sirloin Gallery was established in 1903 and recognizes one individual each year for their lifetime of...

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Simplifying Bull Selection on Sale Day
Tierra Kessler
Angus Beef Bulletin EXTRA
11/20/2017

It is crucial to evaluate the needs of your ranch before making bull selections. The genotype of an animal is just one part of a much larger system. Factors included in bull selection process should be the genetics of your animals, the physical production environment, fixed resources, management, production...

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First-class Feeder-cattle Marketing
Steve Suther
Angus Journal
11/20/2017

Growing up on a Colorado cattle ranch, earning an animal science degree and riding for the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand for nearly 16 years, Paul Dykstra has learned a thing or two about “First-class feeder-cattle marketing.” The beef cattle specialist presented on that concept...

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Select Fertile Heifers
Tierra Kessler
Angus Journal
11/20/2017

If heifers have not reached puberty and cycled before the breeding season, they may be set up for failure as 2 year olds, cautioned David Patterson, professor of animal science and beef extension specialist for the University of Missouri–Columbia. During an Angus University educational breakout...

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“Raising the Steaks” to Debut on RFD-TV Thanksgiving
Rachel Robinson
American Angus Association
11/17/2017

Today’s world is becoming more and more urban, and with that, people are further removed from the farm. In fact, according to the American Farm Bureau Federation, the average American is at least three generations removed from the farm, and less than two percent of the population is directly involved...

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American Angus Association Recognizes Top Showring Winners
Sarah Hill
American Angus Association
11/16/2017

Many Angus breeders aspire to take home the coveted win in the show ring—grand champion of the show. The sires of those cattle are also a key part of the equation. The American Angus Association® offers their Roll of Victory (ROV) Show Program to recognize show-winning animals and their sires...

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Angus Convention Gives Away More Than $100,000 in Grand Prizes
Ali Luety
American Angus Association
11/15/2017

The Grand Prize Giveaway during the 2017 Angus Convention packed the stands with hopefuls. A gleaming black Cat 289 Compact Track Loader with a silver Angus decal and a Priefert and Tru-Test Complete Cattle Handling System sat front and center of the arena. More than1,500 Convention attendees entered...

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Angus Association Awards Future Angus Stockmen Scholarship
Sarah Hill
American Angus Association
11/15/2017

The American Angus Association® launched the Future Angus Stockmen program to encourage the next generation of commercial cattle producers. This program awards a $1,000 scholarship annually thanks to support from Allflex. Catie Wharton, Syracuse, Kansas, was awarded the scholarship during the 2017...

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3 Win Greeley Custom-Made Hats for Livestock Judging Skills
Kindra Gordon
Angus Media
11/13/2017

Attendees at the 2017 Angus Convention in Fort Worth, Texas, had the opportunity to utilize their livestock judging skills during a competition Nov. 5 within the live cattle demonstration area of the trade show. The judging contest drew 128 total contestants and at least as many spectators. Participants...

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The 5 Ps To Add Efficiency Chute Side
Kindra Gordon
Angus Media
11/13/2017

Bowie, Texas, veterinarian Arn Anderson was charged with explaining effective Beef Quality Assurance (BQA) protocols chuteside during an Angus University workshop Nov. 5 at the 2017 Angus Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. About 250 people gathered to hear his advice. A veterinarian since 1991, Anderson...

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A Few Product Highlights from the Angus Convention Trade Show
Kindra Gordon
Angus Media
11/13/2017

With 160 vendors displaying products and services at the 2017 Angus Convention Trade Show, producers had plenty to explore — from animal health and genetics companies to products related to nutrition, fencing, waterers, ear tags and much more. Among the highlights:   From Stafix, an electrical...

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American Angus Association Elects New Officers and Board Leadership
Sarah Hill
American Angus Association
11/8/2017

The American Angus Association announced the 2017-2018 board of directors and officers elected by state delegates during the 134th Annual Convention of Delegates in Fort Worth, Texas. Those elected to serve the Association for a second three-year term are: Jerry Connealy, Whitman, Nebraska; David...

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Trade Show Booms at 2017 Angus Convention
Shelby Mettlen
Angus Media
11/6/2017

A steady stream of boots and cowboy hats poured into the Fort Worth Convention Center’s exhibit hall at noon Nov. 4 as Angus Convention attendees made their way from the International Genomics Symposium to the grand opening of the Convention’s trade show. About 2,500 attendees had the opportunity...

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National Angus Tour: In the Heart of Texas
Kindra Gordon
Angus Media
11/6/2017

Angus enthusiasts from across the United States — and even a few international guests — traveled to the Texas countryside for the National Angus Tour Friday, Nov. 3. The tour was hosted by the Texas Angus Association just prior to the 2017 Angus Convention, which was convened Nov. 4-6 in...

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Prepare for Increasing Rates of Change
Kindra Gordon
Angus Media
11/6/2017

“I don’t know the future, but today is the slowest speed of change you are ever going to see.” That was the message world-renowned futurist Lowell Catlett shared with the nearly 2,500 Angus producers and beef industry leaders gathered in Fort Worth, Texas, Nov. 4-6, for the 2017 Angus...

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Angus Convention Kicks Off in Fort Worth
Shelby Mettlen
Angus Media
11/6/2017

Attendees of the 2017 Angus Convention’s opening general session Saturday, Nov. 4, were welcomed to Fort Worth, Texas, by country music star Neal McCoy, who led attendees in reciting the Pledge of Allegiance and singing the National Anthem. Red Steagall, native Texan, musician, poet and symbol...

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Angus Breeders Share Genomic-profiling Strategies
Kindra Gordon
Angus Media
11/6/2017

“My goal was to make our cattle more valuable and return more money to the ranch,” shared Faulkton, S.D., Angus breeder Troy Hadrick as he explained why he invested in using the GeneMax® Advantage genomic test from Zoetis on his cattle more than four years ago. Hadrick was among a trio...

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Genomics Symposium Spotlights Expansion of Angus Toolbox
Troy Smith
Angus Media
11/6/2017

Change often is controversial. Programs for measuring individual animal performance were controversial back when the most trusted means of cattle evaluation was measured by the practiced eye of the master. According to Dan Moser, however, objective methods of evaluating beef cattle that go “beyond...

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Angus Genetics Inc. and Neogen Introduce Angus GS Genomic Profile
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
11/4/2017

Angus Genetics, Inc., and Neogen GeneSeek Operations launched Angus GS™, a new genomic profiler for Angus seedstock cattle, on Nov. 4 at the 2017 Angus Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. “Angus GS is a DNA test built specifically for the Angus breed and is a big part of our strategic plan for...

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American Angus Association Announces Acquisition of Verified Beef
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
11/4/2017

The American Angus Association announced it has entered into an agreement to acquire the assets of Verified Beef, including its proprietary Reputation Feeder Cattle® program on Nov. 4 at the 2017 Angus Convention in Fort Worth, Texas. The deal underscores the Association’s commitment to...

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I Am Angus | Fabric of Our Forebears Premieres Christmas Day
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
11/4/2017

“Personal portraits of the individuals responsible, directly or indirectly, for the production of Angus beef told across the mediums of film, photography and print.” The words above represent the original description of the “I Am Angus” concept, initially developed by the Angus...

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2017 Angus Convention Kicks Off in Cowtown Nov. 4-6.
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
10/31/2017

More than 2,500 guests are expected to attend the largest Angus Convention to date Nov. 4-6 in Fort Worth, Texas. The weekend-long convention offers an industry leading trade show and unmatched beef industry educational seminars. Country recording artist and TV personality, Red Steagall will serve as...

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Long-Term Commitment to Success
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
10/19/2017

“That’s one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind.” Those are the famous words spoken by American astronaut Neil Armstrong when he became the first human to ever set foot on the moon in July of 1969. It’s no surprise that things were different in America in the late...

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The National Western Angus Bull Sale scheduled for January 10, 2018.
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
9/20/2017

When most think of the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo., they think of weathered wooden green chairs, historic brick livestock buildings, cool mountain air and the view of the Rocky Mountains in the distance. The NWSS is a fixture on most stockmen’s calendars, taking place each January...

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The Angus Report: Montana and Western States Wildfire Update
Katy Holdener
The Angus Report
9/15/2017

The American Angus Association's thoughts are with those effected by the wildfires stretching over Montana and other western states. Much of Montana has been in drought conditions this summer, and without any rain in the forecast, the fires have continued to grow. Angus Regional Manager, Kurt Kangas,...

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Register for the 2017 Angus Convention
Katy Holdener
American Angus Association
9/13/2017

The premier event features opportunities for people from all industry sectors to engage in networking, education and a expansive trade show. If you haven’t registered yet for the Convention, you can still take advantage of the affordable $125 registration fee through September 30. This is...

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New Angus Genomic Test Announced
Allen Moczygemba
American Angus Association
8/14/2017

I’m excited to announce that on November 4th, the American Angus Association will be introducing a new genomic test, AngusGS™. AngusGS will be a high density 50K test designed by the team of geneticists at Angus Genetics, Inc. (AGI) with testing conducted by Neogen. The new genomic test is...

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Profitable and Possible
Miranda Reiman
Certified Angus Beef LLC
7/21/2017

Some think a dramatic increase in Prime grading beef spells oversupply. When will packers have enough? “I can tell you, we haven’t reached that point today,” says Steve Williams, head of procurement for JBS USA. “I don’t see a time in my lifetime when Prime’s not a big premium. I just don’t see it.”...

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Made in the Shade
Justin Sexton
Certified Angus Beef LLC
7/19/2017

It’s been an interesting year for climate, as we could tell halfway through the spring. A parade of wind storms, fires, blizzards and floods moved swiftly by, leaving every cattle farm and ranch to cope with those and the peculiarities of an early or late spring, with too little or too much moisture....

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