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CAB Colvin Scholarships recognize tomorrow’s leaders who are involved in their communities and committed to continued success and progress within the beef industry. Graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply.
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.
The way we market cattle trickles down to the cow-calf producer and how they choose to sell calves. Consumer dollars favor adding value to the end product, and it pays to start down that road while still on the ranch by retaining ownership.
When sales are up across the board, it’s often hard to find a darling of the fiscal year. But for the Certified Angus Beef® brand, even in a strong year, CAB Prime stole the show, said the brand’s president, John Stika. “We could have sold a lot more of this product if it were available, but it wasn’t.”
Disappointing cattle prices loom like storm clouds. A third of producers are losing money, while others get by with modest returns and worry about those thunderheads. There are silver linings, of course. Consumer demand for high-quality beef is stronger than it’s ever been.
Opening up dialogue about the CAB brand gets cattlemen thinking about the decisions they make on the ranch and how those affect consumers. Ultimately, every CAB steak starts at the registered purebred level.
You can’t work with what you don’t have. It’s an obstacle I stumble on regularly, putting too many things on a mile-long to-do list, certain I’ll just figure out how to get it all done. I offer up time and resources I don’t have, to try and fit all the priorities.
In her travels across the country, Miranda visits many ranches that have been in the same family for a century or at least several decades. Hear what prior generations of cattlemen have passed on to the current stewards.
Videos: Industry Updates
Demanding high quality
December 10, 2019
CattleFax analyst provides a world-market overview and outlook for cattle…
Tough transitions made simple
Hy-Plains Feedyard wins CAB honors
Beef grading now and tomorrow
Cattle Crew Views
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…
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.
Steve knows that while consumers’ intentions are good, they aren’t always backed with the most accurate information. He explains points of sustainability on his ranch.
In this edition of the CAB Insider, Paul Dykstra shares fed cattle prices are up $2 this week. Tyson Finney plant is back to harvesting. USDA Choice grade percentages are still dropping, emphasizing consumers demand for quality beef.
There has been a 7.4% increase in heifers harvested this year, while steers are down 0.4%. History shows fed heifers post higher marbling scores on average, yet we don’t see that reflected in the recent marbling trend.
Paul Dykstra shares the cattle market is seeing impressive recovery since the fire in August. China’s protein needs shift towards beef since their pork industry’s onslaught of ASF, causing disruption in typical U.S. beef imports.
Paul Dykstra gives a market update, sharing the fed cattle prices are on a seasonal upward trend. Weaning and shipping have hit cattle country and producers must decide—to sell or retain ownership. Paul breaks down the numbers.
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From beef sales trends to grid nuances, CAB experts from across the company discuss how to market matters to you.