Beef Prices Near Sustainable Levels

Lizzy Schultz

Cattle and beef prices have recovered coming into spring, with beef and competing protein prices underlie it all. The Choice boxed-beef price recovered nearly 20% from its January low by the end of March, to the neighborhood of $2.20 per pound. Paul Dykstra, beef cattle specialist for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand, says history suggests a little more …

Angus, Beef, Markets, Price

Investing In Angus Breeding Technology

Lizzy Schultz

In a new video clip from Certified Angus Beef LLC and the American Angus Association, Braden Schaal, owner and manager of Schaal Cattle Company talks about GeneMax, the selection and breeding technology that has improved beef quality in his commercial Angus herd. After beginning a timed breeding program with 100 heifers five years ago, Schaal plans to AI more than …

Ag Group, Angus, Breeding, Reproduction, Technology, Video

Milestones Met By Angus Community

Jamie Johansen

Just about a year ago the American Angus Association brought in Allen Moczygemba to lead their organization as CEO. I was able to chat with him soon after that appointment and recently at NAFB’s Trade Talk. Allen takes us through his first year and strategic plans going forward. “It’s been a great year for the association. We finished with over …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Angus, Beef, NAFB

Red Angus Genomic Testing by Zoetis

Lizzy Schultz

Zoetis and the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) have announced a distribution agreement that will allow Red Angus breeders to order the Zoetis HD 50KTM and i50K genomic tests and tests for parentage and genetic conditions for seedstock animals directly from the RAAA. The RAAA will process orders, execute billing, and submit samples on behalf of breeders to Zoetis …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Angus, Cattle, Genomics, Zoetis

Improving Beef Genetics Through New Technologies

Jamie Johansen

In this week’s Angus VNR, Mark Allan, Director of Genetic Technology, Trans Ova Genetics, discusses the opportunity for producers to improve all-around genetics through new technologies. This video is a production of Certified Angus Beef and the American Angus Association. We see new technological advances everyday and the beef industry is seeing the impact. In this segment Allan discusses the …

Ag Group, Angus, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Reproduction, Seedstock, Video

Zoetis, AGI & CAB Update GeneMax Advantage

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis, Angus Genetics, Inc. (AGI) and Certified Angus Beef (CAB) have updates to GeneMax® Advantage™, including upgraded marker effects, up-to-date economic assumptions, an expanded reference population for comparing animals and individual trait reporting. “What we’ve created here is a continuously updated genetic game plan for commercial users of Angus genetics,” said Kent Andersen, Director of Genetic Technical Services, U.S. Cattle-Equine, …

Agribusiness, Angus, Beef, Cattle, Genetics

Angus University Headlines 2016 Convention

Jamie Johansen

Continuing education and collaboration are two missions behind the American Angus Association’s annual Angus Convention. Thousands of cattle producers will gather in Indianapolis, Ind., Nov. 5-7 for the event. Among the convention’s most popular sessions is Angus University, sponsored by Merck Animal Health. “Angus University has been a centerpiece of the American Angus Association’s annual convention for three years, and …

Ag Group, Angus, Beef, Events

New Talon Internship Accepting Applications

Lizzy Schultz

A new internship opportunity through The Angus Foundation and the Angus/Talon Youth Education Learning Program is seeking interns to pair with working registered-Angus ranches for a valuable, hands-on, eight week educational experience during the summer starting in 2017. Applications for both Talon scholarship recipients and for host breeders are available now, and can be accessed here. Applications are due Sept. …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Angus, Beef, Intern, Ranches, University

More ESAP Regional Finalists Announced

Lizzy Schultz

The tradition of cattlemen and women serving as stewards of America’s natural 2016 Cattle Industry Summer Business Meeting with the announcement of the six regional Environmental Stewardship Award Program (ESAP) winners, who will compete for the national ESAP award, which will be announced in February 2017. Huntingdon Farm, of Alexandria, Pennsylvania, was one of the winners honored last week in …

Ag Group, Angus, award, Beef, Conservation, environment, sustainability

NJAA Recognizes Members at NJAS

Lizzy Schultz

The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) recently recognized several exemplary NJAA members the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) in Grand Island, Neb. Bob and Becky Tiedeman, Sarah McCall, and Joe and Susanne Bush all received honors and recognitions for their unique contributions to the NJAA. Bob and Becky Tiedeman, and Joe and Susanne Bush, were each named the newest inductees …

Ag Group, Angus, award, Beef, Education, scholarship