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Superior products require superior attention to detail. Even with shifting demand signals, consumers are willing to pay a high price for beef if it’s worth it every time. Robbi Pritchard shares ways cattlemen can continue to fine-tune their cowherd to meet these demands.
We know what keeps an animal healthy, but do we know what they want? Lily Edwards-Callaway, of Colorado State University, shared animal welfare research during Cattlemen’s College session at the 2020 Cattle Industry Convention that she tag-teamed with NCBA’s Shawn Darcy.
Lack of facilities, labor, confidence and convenience—these are reasons that less than 10% of all beef cattle producers use artificial insemination. This article covers a presentation by John Hall, Idaho Extension beef cattle specialist, who weighs the challenges with the advantages.
An American by birth and by food, Chef Venoy Rogers III loves incorporating beef into his “New American Fusion” cuisine. Spoiler alert: his guests love it too.
Packers pay nearly $8 million per month in Certified Angus Beef® brand premiums, according to a recent survey. Those record high dollars come at a time when there’s been record quality through the system, too.
In a world where producers select for any production traits, why not start focusing on health genetics? The American Angus Association is collaborating with scientists in Canada and Australia to get at the genetics of immunity.
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.
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.
Videos: Industry Updates
Cattle health via genetics
March 31, 2020
Australian Brad Hine talks about ongoing work to identify genetic links to cattle immunity…
BQA creates confidence
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Cattle Crew Views
There are no words that will take away the devastating slap of a market drop, the pain of a postponed bull sale or the exhausting frustration that things feel out of control. The page will eventually turn. As we walk through the unknown, the one sure thing is the world will still need great beef and those who raise it.
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”.
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.
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…
As many Americans are scrambling to find a new normal during the COVID-19 crisis, restaurants are being forced to find creative ways to keep food moving as dine-in is ceased. Meanwhile, retailers are scrambling to find beef to put in the meat case. Many CAB partners are lending helping hands.
Seasonal factors are impacting the CAB carcass headcount. Feeders have older, heavier cattle and more in the yard, lending to a higher supply while CAB acceptance is staying at a steady 36%.
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.
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.
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