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Better every day

“Continuous improvement,” it’s what the beef industries does to demonstrate to consumers we’re committed to getting better. It’s how we measure progress. For Cargill Protein, the packing company puts the same pressure on themselves.

Mindful management

Undetectable diseases are hard to cure. That’s why the industry is working to find new ways of treating liver abscesses. Tylan is effective, but as antibiotic-resistance concerns and conversations continue, its future is not assured.

Trust insurance

Beef Quality Assurance eases consumer concerns about how their food is raised. BQA is common sense backed by science and research like animal welfare, health, record keeping, biosecurity, transportation and worker safety.

Promoting growth and grade

When it comes to growth implants in cattle, animal scientist Robbi Pritchard only worries about three things: getting enough premium if you’re not use them, using them wrong and using them with too little insight.

A rare opportunity

It’s been 16 years since the “cow that stole Christmas” shut down exports from North America and cost the industry $9 billion. All these years later and still no national traceability program? Joe Leathers shared his exasperation.

Passing the torch

We speak with pride about what our forebears did to build up the land and business. But there’s more to each generation than that. At the 2019 Feeding Quality Forum, Rodd Welker said all you have to do is find common ground.

Latest headlines

Marketed Best

Paul Dykstra covered the value in feeder calf marketing at the Cattle Industry Convention touching on seasonality, quality, health, and relationships and how it all circles back to profit building.

Cobb to lead CAB production team

Describing beef supply and demand as a bit of a chess match, Bruce Cobb says he’s learned the game through various roles in the past three decades. He’s now taking on a new vantage point as executive vice president of production for the brand.

Better every day

“Continuous improvement,” it’s what the beef industries does to demonstrate to consumers we’re committed to getting better. It’s how we measure progress. For Cargill Protein, the packing company puts the same pressure on themselves.

Mindful management

Undetectable diseases are hard to cure. That’s why the industry is working to find new ways of treating liver abscesses. Tylan is effective, but as antibiotic-resistance concerns and conversations continue, its future is not assured.

What and why are they buying

In an era of skepticism consumers have trust issues, especially with those raising their food. The good news is demand is strong and taste is the main driver. Trust is going to be the key to gaining consumer confidence.

Black Ink

Too much of a good thing?

In this month’s edition, Nicole Erceg asks whether our ride with high-quality beef is reaching its destination or if the trip is just getting started.

Built-in and better

The technology of today is rapidly advancing while also imagining what the future consumer wants. When you select for breed genetics, you’re imagining what the future of beef could look like.

Betting on beef

We will never be able to predict exactly how the chips will fall, but if there’s a safe bet to make, it’s to keep it on marbling. It’s the ace in our hand to stack play as a sure predictor of consumer satisfaction.

Videos: Industry Updates

Follow the marbling

February 25, 2020

Dan Loy shared findings on relationship between maternal traits and marbling…

Beef implants need plans

Ensuring a profitable cow herd

Sustainable from the start

Cattle Crew Views

Speaking of meat

CAB chefs and meat scientists are so good at sharing their know-how that a whole range of listeners will sign on from city streets to ranch sand hills and beyond. Now find their expertise in their new podcast “Meat Speak”.

The stories that barn could tell

Every barn means something to the people who spend so much of their lives in it, but it takes sharing those moments with the rest of the world. Sheltering Generations does that and gives back to rural communities.

Beef up your cooking

Before I started my job with Certified Angus Beef all I knew about steak is I wanted it medium-rare. My mom burns food and it doesn’t matter if it’s garlic toast or steak. So I was not used to getting medium-rare steak…

Champions on the hoof and under the hide

Alexis “Lexi” Koelling has been pulling a heifer around since she was three. Now 15, she’s no stranger to the winner’s circle, but you wouldn’t know by talking to her. You’d have to prod her a bit to find out she won Grand Champion in both the carcass steer and bred-and-owned carcass steer at the National Junior Angus Show this summer. It’s her 5th year in that competition, her second bred-and-owned.

CAB Insider

CAB annual premiums grow

CAB continues to pay producers who target the brand. Up to $92M in 2019 was paid back to feeders and producers. Steer and heifer carcass weights are at record highs, averaging 904 lb. the first six weeks of 2020.

Prime seasonality

This year has started out with record highs for fed steer/heifer carcasses grading Prime. How much will the market demand and at what premium can it support? We haven’t reached the ceiling yet.

Opportunity cost of occupancy

Cattlemen always try to lower cow cost while improving returns. Paul shares what pays in your cow herd and why you want above average cows to hold onto. CAB premiums averaged $116/cwt. in 2018 and 2019.

Continued growth and demand

The passing of December holidays signals the end of late-year market popping demand for marbling-rich middle meats. Carcass cutout values for those items shift back towards normalized levels with notable seasonal changes.

Watch the CAB Market Report

From beef sales trends to grid nuances, CAB experts from across the company discuss how to market matters to you.