Beef Sizzled at National Capital Barbecue Battle

Lizzy Schultz

The National Beef Checkoff made a flavor-packed impact at the 24th Annual Giant National Capital Barbecue Battle last week in Washington, D.C., using the two-day event to bring D.C. residents into the conversation about steak, hamburgers, and other beef-based barbecue favorites. Attendees were invited to the beef checkoff booth on Pennsylvania Avenue to learn new recipes, participate in games and …

Ag Group, Angus, Beef, Beef Board, Beef Checkoff, Competition, consumer, Events, Food

Future Angus Stockman to Attend AI School

Jamie Johansen

Future Angus Stockmen, offered through the American Angus Association, strives to equip the beef industry’s future generations with the tools and knowledge they need to be successful. This year, the program partnered with Select Sires to sponsor one Future Angus Stockmen participant to attend artificial insemination (AI) school. “At Select Sires, we look forward to supporting a Future Angus Stockmen …

Ag Group, Angus, Beef, Breeding, Cattle, Genetics

Angus Juniors Stampede Grand Island, Nebraska

Jamie Johansen

Angus youth and their families travel hundreds, and even thousands, of miles to the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS) each year to showcase progress within the Angus breed. The 2016 NJAS takes place July 3-9 at the Nebraska State Fairgrounds in Grand Island, Neb. The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) is the largest association of its kind, and provides its …

Ag Group, Angus, Beef, Cattle, Education, Youth

Zoetis & AGI's Beef Cattle Genomic Calibration for GE-EPDs

Jamie Johansen

Zoetis and Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) have completed the world’s largest and most comprehensive genomic calibration for beef cattle and associated integration into genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs). Angus breeders and commercial users of Angus genetics can now make even more dependable and informed decisions using DNA test results incorporated into weekly genetic evaluations. “The value of GE-EPDs powered by …

Agribusiness, Angus, Beef, Cattle, Genetics, Genomics, Zoetis

AGI President Discusses Genomics Technology

Lizzy Schultz

While visiting the headquarters of the American Angus Association in St. Joseph, Missouri, AgWired’s Jamie Johansen was able to sit down for an interview with Dr. Dan Moser, president of Angus Genetics Incorporated (AGI), the largest provider of genetics worldwide AGI develops and promotes technology for use by the beef industry, including DNA technology, and has developed genomic-enhanced EPDs for …

Ag Group, Angus, Audio, Beef, Breeding, Genetics, Genomics, Technology

Meet New Angus CEO

Jamie Johansen

Just four short months ago the American Angus Association brought in Allen Moczygemba to help lead the organization as Chief Executive Officer. Just last week I was fortunate to have the opportunity to sit down with him. Allen was eager for you to learn more about his life-long commitment to agriculture and share his vision for the breed going forward. …

Agribusiness, Angus, Audio, Beef

Angus Announces Routine Calibration of GE-EPDs

Jamie Johansen

American Angus Association® and Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) will release newly calibrated genomic-enhanced expected progeny differences (GE-EPDs) in mid-April. The process is the fifth of its kind since introducing GE-EPDs in 2010, and further refines how DNA test results are incorporated with pedigree, performance measures and progeny data into the selection tools released through the Association’s weekly National Cattle Evaluation …

Agribusiness, Angus, Beef, Cattle, Genetics

AgGenetics Launches Financing Campaign

Lizzy Schultz

AgGenetics, an animal health and biotechnology company, recently launched a $5 million equity financing campaign on AgFunder, the leading agriculture-focused online investment platform. The action comes in response to the ever-increasing demand for animal protein, which is projected to grow by nearly 40% in the next 20 years. No effective or economically viable models for addressing this demand currently exist. …

Ag Group, Angus, Animal Health, Beef, Breeding, Breeds, Genetics, Production, Research

Genetics are Key for American Angus

Kelly Marshall

At the American Angus booth at the recent National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk, Jamie Johansen interviewed Dan Moser, President of Angus Genetics, Inc., and Kara Lee, the Production Brand Manager at Certified Angus Beef LLC.  Both discussed the changing world of the cattle market in regards to genetics. “Well, I think for commercial producers who are using superior …

Angus, Audio, Beef, NAFB

American Star Finalist Focused on Future

Lizzy Schultz

It’s time to highlight another American Star Award Finalist from the 2015 FFA Convention. Dylan Massa is a finalist for the American Star Farmer Award. Hailing from Missouri, he is a member of the Liberal FFA chapter. “I run a registered commercial cow-calf operation down in the southwest region in Barton County, right on the Kansas line,” he said in …

Ag Group, Angus, Audio, award, Beef, FFA