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The rancher doesn’t see an end to growth. The Certified Angus Beef brand continues to set records and grow, even with consumers who don’t yet know about CAB. When his term ends Connealy will tie in his years of board experience to support his family ranch.
Retail meat staff are your sales force, the first resource shoppers approach when they have a question. Supermarket executives know their stores only succeed if customer-facing employees like meat clerks are ready to answer those questions.
Mike Mills eventually became famous in the barbecue world for his years in the competition circles. In 2010, the four-time world champion and three-time grand world champion in Memphis was inducted into the Barbecue Hall of Fame.
The cattle industry needs to make some bold, creative changes to ensure its viability. That was the wakeup call from speakers at the Feeding Quality Forum, Aug. 27 to 28 in Amarillo, Texas. Persistent problems may require new approaches.
Working from the Beef State, Natalie Jones helps the CAB team across the country craft stories about outstanding Angus producers and inform audiences through technical articles, features, news releases, video scripts and social media
The future of food is in our hands, but do we have enough hands to help feed the world? Courtney Daigle, assistant professor of animal welfare at Texas A&M University, shares ideas on the narrowing supply of quality stockmen and how cattlemen might find more top hands.
They reminded me of the ball pits I’d play in as a kid at McDonalds. Except these were black, and floating in a water trough. Designed to reduce water evaporation, the polyurethane spheres didn’t come cheap.
We often say cattlemen are part scientist, part businessman, with a dose of meteorologist and mechanic thrown in. You’re rooted in science, but when great and immediate need comes along, don’t forget there’s an awful lot of your job that is still an exercise in art.
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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.
Sustaining Common Ground The first time I visited New York City it thrilled me. So many people from all walks of life coming together at one place and time. The smells were most particular – ranging from the taxi cab exhaust fumes to the Atlantic Ocean, wafting in...
Past experience showed me enough to get where food comes from, but not enough to understand how it gets from point A to B and then to me. Now I get the beef story, and a huge part of the credit goes to the week I spent with the American Angus Association’s Beef Leaders Institute (BLI) in June.
“I wish I could just move west and buy a ranch.” It’s something I’ve heard my dad mutter for years. He’s been around agriculture all his life, stacking hay as a teen and raising Hereford steers for the freezer as an adult. But Maryland is not big country. These days, he’s living vicariously through his three daughters’ 4-H projects and FFA events (and my internship here at CAB of course).
Fed cattle prices took a hit at the beginning of September, while Texas fed cattle continue to see the low end of trade. Setback is partly seasonal-goodbye grilling weather after Labor Day. The Choice-Select spread remains strong.
Packing plants absorb slack following Tyson fire, high-quality beef in demand, lighter carcass weights continue to reflect inflated heifer numbers.
Market update after the Tyson plant fire in Kansas shows cattle prices down. As Choice grades slip the CH/SE spread widens.
Hear the market update, recent docility research and unseasonal quality spreads from the brand’s Paul Dykstra.
Paul Dykstra gives inside market updates for the shifting cattle prices. Research shows efficiency and marbling traits in cattle are not related and is good for cattlemen.
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