Best Practices

The Certified Angus Beef ® brand (CAB®) has become synonymous with quality. Today, all major packing companies produce the brand and nearly every fed-cattle marketing grid features a CAB premium. To capture these available dollars requires a solid genetic base and proper management.

Handling, scheduling, working facilities and record keeping can all deliver or derail genetic potential with respect to carcass quality. Learn how to implement practices that increase the odds your cattle will meet the brand standards and add premium dollars to your bottom line. If your target is high-quality beef, whether through retained ownership or marketing the best possible product to the next owners in the supply chain, implement several key best management practices to sharpen your aim.

Breeding Season

Cattle production may not be 24-7 but usually it’s a 365-days-per-year job. The key is devoting time to plan for the major events ahead of time. In this vital stage of calf life, prepare to manage health and nutrition. Even the best cattle can be wrecked in the absence of proper management. Make sure you’re calves first days are a solid foundation for a lifetime of performance from the ranch all the way to the plate.

CALVING

In this vital stage of calf life, prepare to manage health and nutrition. Even the best cattle can be wrecked in the absence of proper management. Make sure you’re calves’ first days form a solid foundation for a lifetime of performance from the ranch all the way to the plate.

Weaning

Ahead of weaning day, plan for everything from feed to labor. Studying all available options and see to the needed arrangements in advance to make this critical phase go more smoothly.

Post-Weaning

Whether you’re planning to try a new cattle marketing strategy or stick with the tried-and-true method you’ve used for years, giving it some thought ahead of time pays. Prepare to offer more information as you network with potential buyers.

Best Practices Manual Download

Get a pdf file of CAB’s Best Practices Manual. A quick guide for cattlemen on optimal management practices to produce cattle that will meet CAB specifications.