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News Update

March 24, 2016

Angus Delegates:
Are You Eligible to Nominate?

The American Angus Association’s voting eligibility requirements have changed. These changes will influence the 2016 electoral process, and key requirements must be met by Friday, April 8.

“Eligible voting members,” are those who are able to nominate, be nominated, vote or be elected in the annual election of delegates. Members can log in to AAA Login through to check their voting eligibility status through the My Account — Your American Angus Association Information option.

To be considered an eligible voting member, American Angus Association members must meet all of the following requirements: Active regular or life membership; 18 years of age or older; and registered at least one animal or completed a minimum level of business with the Association or Angus Genetics Inc.

For more information, reference this Angus news release.

Office Closed

The American Angus Association will be closed tomorrow, Friday, March 25, in observance of Good Friday. Offices will return to normal operation hours Monday, March 28.

$1 Million a Week

Rewards for hitting the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand target have never been greater, even after 11 consecutive years of growing supply.

A recent biennial survey of CAB-licensed packers showed they paid producers a record $51.8 million in grid premiums in 2015, or about $1 million per week. Those packing companies include Cargill, JBS-USA, National and Tyson. The consistent yearly average for CAB grid premiums they have paid is near $50 million, and those accumulated over two decades exceed $550 million.

That does not count the smaller amount paid for the cattle having graded USDA Choice or the Prime premiums paid for the hundreds of thousands of cattle that supply the increasing demand for CAB Prime.

The annual 3.6 million cattle accepted for the brand now account for 16% of all North American fed beef. Yet USDA’s Mandatory Price Reporting (MPR) data logged the highest grid premium any packer ever reported as intended to pay for CAB last November, at $10 per hundredweight (cwt.).

For more information, please view the full Angus Media news article online.

Join the NJAA Media Crew

The National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) offers members the opportunity to experience communications, journalism, marketing and photography each year through Media Crew at the National Junior Angus Show (NJAS). 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.

Funded by the NJAA and the Angus Foundation, selected Media Crew participants will be responsible for writing articles, taking photographs and contributing to social media outlets. In addition, Media Crew members may also shadow Angus Media staff as they conduct interviews for the Angus Journal® and The Angus Report news television program.

Additional details about Media Crew can be found on the

application online. Documents must be postmarked by April 1 and sent to Jaclyn Clark at or 3201 Frederick Ave., Saint Joseph, MO 64506.

Read the full Angus news release online.

Sign Up for Angus Foundation Golf Tournament

The Angus Foundation’s 16th annual golf tournament takes place Tuesday, July 5, at the Indianhead Golf Club in Grand Island, Neb. The event is hosted in conjunction with the NJAS each year and helps raise funds to support Angus education, youth and research.

Interested players may register until June 17, by either downloading the registration form online or by contacting the Angus Foundation for a quick registration. Adult golfer registration is $100 per player, and National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) member registration is $75 per player. After the June 17 deadline, a $10 late fee per player will apply to the rates.

Read the full Angus news release online.

Forbes Names Zoetis One of America’s Best Employers

Zoetis Inc. announced March 23 that it has been named one of America’s Best Midsize Employers in 2016 by Forbes Magazine. Zoetis is the only pharmaceutical company focused solely on animal health to make the list and is ranked #81 out of 250 midsize companies.

Forbes determined its America’s Best Employers list based on an independent survey among a sample of 30,000 American employees working for large and midsize companies and institutions.

For more information, please view the full Zoetis news release online.


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