Angus Names New CEO

Jamie Johansen

The American Angus Association has named Allen Moczygemba as the new chief executive officer effective Dec. 1, 2015. The native Texan will also serve as the CEO for each of the Association’s subsidiaries: Angus Productions Inc., Certified Angus Beef LLC, Angus Genetics Inc. and the Angus Foundation. “This is a great day for the American Angus Association and the Angus …

Agribusiness, Angus, Beef, Company Announcement

Mexico Hosts the 2015 World Angus Secretariat

Jamie Johansen

The Mexican Angus Association is hosting the World Angus Secretariat in mid-October that promises to feature the beautiful Mexican countryside alongside Angus cattle. The organization of more than 20 Angus breed associations worldwide, will conduct its biennial meeting to discuss the latest breed information and technological advances, as well as tour some of the region’s locales and, of course, prized …

Ag Group, Angus, Beef

Angus Breeders Going to Mexico for Global Meeting

John Davis

Angus breeders from across the globe will gather in Mexico this October. The World Angus Secretariat’s biennial meeting takes place Oct. 12-25 and will be hosted by the Mexican Angus Association. “We anticipate the presence of delegations from 22 member countries, plus other invited nations,” says Billy Estrada, Mexican Angus Association president. “We are very proud to host this important …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Angus

Angus Aids Producers in Traceability Compliance

Jamie Johansen

A final phase of the national animal disease traceability rules will take effect this week, and with it, a change in the type of identification methods meeting the requirements. Starting March 11, all official ear tags noted under the animal disease traceability requirements must be tamper-evident, approved by USDA, contain an official animal ID numbering system and an official ear-tag …

Ag Group, Angus, Animal Health, Beef, usda

Be a NJAA Communicator, Journalist or Marketer

Jamie Johansen

Now in its second year, the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) is offering members the opportunity to experience communications, journalism, marketing and photography through Media Crew. Applications, due April 1, are now available online for NJAA members who have completed ninth grade and have an interest in learning about media reporting. “With the positive feedback we received from lasts year’s …

Ag Group, Angus, Beef, Communications, Marketing, Media

Angus to Host First International Genomics Event

Jamie Johansen

The American Angus Association® and Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) will host the first-ever International Genomics Symposium as part of the 2015 Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show. The event takes place Nov. 3 in Overland Park, Kan., and will provide cattle producers with cutting-edge information about advancements in genomics technology – and how these advances impact their businesses. …

Ag Group, Angus, Beef, Genetics

Cattlemen's Boot Camp at the University of Florida

Jamie Johansen

Cattle producers are invited to gather for a Cattlemen’s Boot Camp March 9-10, 2015, at the Jackson County Agricultural Center in Marianna, Fla. The event is hosted by the American Angus Association® in partnership with the University of Florida, and provides purebred and commercial producers timely information presented by academic and industry professionals. Registration is now available online and open …

Ag Group, Angus

Insights into Genomic Testing in Angus

Jamie Johansen

Dr. Dan Moser, President of Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) was on hand in the American Angus Association booth during the National Association of Farm Broadcasting’s Trade Talk. AGI is a subsidiary of American Angus that provides a genetic evaluations of expected progeny differences (EPDs) that are released to Angus breeders each week and are responsible for the DNA testing for …

Ag Group, Angus, Audio, NAFB

First-Ever Angus Means Business Convention

Jamie Johansen

Cattlemen from around the country gathered in Kansas City, Mo., this week for the first-ever Angus Means Business National Convention and Trade Show. Hosted by the American Angus Association®, the convention was held Nov. 4-6 at the KCI Expo Center, just minutes from the airport. The Association is also opening its doors today, Nov. 3, for a homecoming tour and …

Agribusiness, Angus, Beef, Cattle