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News Update

June 13, 2017

Mississippi Angus Producer
Recognized for Historic Angus Herd

Douglas Preuss is known throughout Mississippi for his commitment to raising high-quality Angus cattle. On Monogram Farms in Terry, Miss., his fields have maintained registered Angus cattle for more than 50 years.

The American Angus Association is proud to recognize Preuss as a recipient of the Historic Angus Herd award as a way to showcase his commitment to the Angus breed. This award is presented to active Angus breeders and immediate family members who have been in continuous production of registered Angus cattle for 50 years or more.

In 1963, Preuss showed his first Angus steer named Napoleon and started his own legacy within the Angus breed. He bought his first steer from Dave Pingrey, who was among the state’s most prominent Angus breeders and a member of the American Angus Association. Napoleon was named champion at the Hinds County Show, Southwest District Show and reserve champion at the State Round-Up. When Preuss sold Napoleon, the steer weighed 865 pounds (lb.) and brought $1 per lb.

“I liked black cattle just like some people like Ford over Chevy,” Preuss said.

Continue reading this Angus news release online.

Final Agreement Clears Way For U.S. Beef's Return
to China For First Time Since 2003

Craig Uden, president of the National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA), released the following statement in response to the USDA’s announcement that it has reached a final agreement with Chinese officials on a deal that will allow U.S. producers to begin beef exports to China for the first time since 2003:

“NCBA commends the leadership of President Trump and our skilled negotiators who were able to restore U.S. beef access to China, something that has been a top priority for NCBA for 13 years. NCBA worked closely with USDA throughout the entire process. In recent years, China has become one of the largest import markets for beef, and these terms are a reflection of China's trust in the safety and quality of U.S. beef. We hope that by getting our foot in the door we can develop a long lasting and mutually beneficial relationship with China.”

Click here to view the final details of the protocol that USDA announced June 12.

Generous Donors Set a New Record Raising $184,600

Generous donors bid heartily to raise $184,600 during the sixth annual Canadian Angus Foundation (CAF) Building the Legacy fundraiser auction during the Canadian Angus National Convention in Brandon, Man., Canada. The fundraiser was initiated in 2012 to support the CAF in preserving and expanding the Angus breed for future generations through education, youth development, scientific and market research and historical restoration.

The highest selling lot with a winning bid of $15,000 from Tanya Belsham of Poplar Meadows Angus in Houston, B.C., was for the pick of the 2017-born heifer calves donated by the Liebreich family of Merit Cattle Co. of Radville, Sask.

The high selling embryo lot was donated by Blairswest Land and Cattle of Drake, Sask., for $6,100 to Roger Reynolds of CSI Angus of Emerald Park, Sask.

The high selling semen donation was made by Bar-E-L Angus, the Longshore family of Stettler, Alta., selling to TSN Livestock, Canadian Angus Association (CAA) Director Shawn Birmingham and family of Brandon, Man., for $4,000.

The rights to the CAA’s two millionth registration sold for $8,000 to James Arnott of Coul Angus in Kirriemuir, Scotland.

View the CAA news release online.

CAF Announces Junior Ambassador,
Scholarship Recipient & Outstanding Young Angus Breeder

The CAF is pleased to announce that the 2017 Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador is Macy Liebreich of Radville, Sask.; Meghan McGillivray of Kamloops, B.C., received the Dick Turner Memorial Award; and Austen Anderson of Swan River, Man., was selected as the Outstanding Young Angus Breeder. Awards were presented at the Canadian Angus Convention banquet June 10.

Macy Liebreich is currently working towards her bachelor of commerce degree at the University of British Columbia. Her family operation is Merit Cattle Co. In addition to 4-H involvement, she played hockey for the Weyburn AAA Goldwings, a high-level performance female hockey team and was also involved in the Junior Achievement program before starting university.

The Robert C. McHaffie Junior Ambassador program selects one Canadian Junior Angus (CJA) member to be an ambassador for the CAA at events across Canada and one international experience. Three other CJA members competed for the award. Matthew McGillivray of Kamloops, B.C.; Jennifer Jermey of Ashern, Man.; and Brandy Thaxterof Woodville, Ont.; all deserve recognition for their impressive efforts in the competition.

For more information, read the CAA news release online.

CAA Honors Lyall Edgerton and Kuno Freitag
for 50 Years of Membership

During the CAA Annual National Convention banquet, two breeders were honored for 50 consecutive years of membership in the Association: Lyall Edgerton of Botany Angus, Souris, Man., and Kuno Freitag of Town n Country Angus, Alameda, Sask.

Edgerton began his Angus herd, which would later be known as Botany Angus, in the fall of 1967. At the age of 21, he started the Botany herd by purchasing four females from the Manitoba Angus Association Sale from three consignors. These three breeders were Angus Valley Farm, Elmdale Farms, and Prairielane Farms.

Edgerton was also very involved with both 4-H and the Manitoba Angus Association. Edgerton acted as the leader of the local 4-H Club for 13 years. Additionally, he was also an active member and a director for the Manitoba Angus Association for six years, with his time as a director being dedicated to sitting as chairman of the advertising and promotions committee, and two years spent as president. Edgerton took a keen interest in the Angus Association and the relationship with the Douglas Bull Test Station Association.

Read the full CAA news release online.

Three Students Win Money To Help Send
FFA Chapters to National Convention

The agricultural industry is a diverse field sustained by technology and full of possibilities. This was the common theme among the top three essays in Culver’s Third Annual FFA Essay Contest, which is part of Culver’s Thank You Farmers™ program. The contest asked FFA members to discuss what they wished the general population knew about the agricultural industry and how they would help to educate people on the topic.

Culver’s awarded money to the winning writers’ FFA chapters to help fund trips to the 2017 National FFA Convention & Expo in Indianapolis, Oct. 25–28. As the first-place winner, Skyler B.’s DeWitt Central FFA Chapter in Iowa will receive $7,500. Emily S. from Lincoln FFA in California and Morgan J. from Denver City FFA in Texas will receive $5,000 and $2,500, respectively, to support their chapters’ trips to Indianapolis.

“With each year of the essay contest, we continue to be impressed by FFA members’ knowledge of agriculture and their passion for sharing what they do with others,” said Jessie Corning, senior marketing manager for Culver’s.

Read the full Culver’s news release online.



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