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News Update

July 1, 2016

Seeking Member Input

The American Angus Association seeks member input in order to establish the long-range plan and strategic vision of the nation’s largest beef breed organization. Members were emailed questionnaires today, which are also available within AAA Login (

Survey responses submitted online will be accepted through July 31, and respondents may enter to win a cash drawing. The Association’s long-range initiative encompasses insight from all areas of the beef cattle business, and member input is vital and appreciated.

Contact the Association at if you have questions regarding the survey.

$Values to Shift Due to Market Trends

As a result of recent cattle market declines, dollar value indexes ($Values) will slightly lower July 1 when Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) conducts its annual update of the economic assumptions used in its bioeconomic selection tools.

$Values are based on three-year rolling averages to more accurately reflect beef industry trends. Beef value ($B), for example, is expected to go down about $6 on average; weaned calf value ($W) is expected to decline an average of $2. Percentile rankings, however, should remain relatively similar.

For more information, view the news release online.

Offices Closed

The American Angus Association and Angus Productions Inc. offices will be closed in observation of Independence Day Monday, July 4. Both offices will be open Tuesday, July 5.

Have a safe and happy 4th!

‘The Angus Report’ Changes Time Slot on RFD-TV

Starting July 4, The Angus Report will transition to an earlier time slot to 7 a.m. CST each Monday morning on RFD-TV. The American Angus Association’s weekly television news program will continue to provide the industry-leading content viewers have grown to rely on throughout the past five years.

Through its distribution on RFD-TV, The Angus Report reaches more than 70,000 households across the United States and ranks among the network’s top agriculture news programs.

The 30-minute news program addresses top news issues, market reports and information surrounding the Angus community. The Angus Report also features multi-generational operations, historic Angus bloodlines and young entrepreneurs getting their start through the Association’s popular documentary series, I Am Angus®.

For more information, view the Angus news release online.

Central Montana Angus Association
to Host Montana Angus Tour

Sept. 20-22, the Central Montana Angus Association (CMAA) will host the 2016 “Heart of Montana” Angus Tour in Lewistown, Mont. Attendees from across Montana, the nation and Canada are invited to travel through scenic central Montana to several Angus cattle ranches to view livestock and producer operations.

The tour begins the afternoon of Sept. 20 at the Fergus County Fairgrounds with lunch, breeder displays, an educational exhibit from Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB) and other agriculture industry businesses. The following two days will be filled with individual producer stops and Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) meals.

Kurt Kangas, American Angus Association regional manager for Alaska, Montana and Wyoming, says: “The Montana Angus Tour is an opportunity to look at some great cattle, catch-up with old friends and make new ones from all over the country. It’s a fast paced three-day event that will showcase some of the premier cattle in the United States. All of this set in the beautiful backdrop of Charlie Russell Country in Central Montana, the sunsets alone are worth the trip.”

For more information, visit the Montana Angus Association online.

Applications Accepted for Youth Leadership Conference

The Missouri Junior Cattlemen’s Association’s Annual Show-Me Beef Leadership Conference will be hosted Sept. 9-11, starting at the Missouri Cattlemen’s Association (MCA) headquarters in Columbia and touring in the Kansas City area. This year’s conference theme, according to MCA manager of membership Kevin Johansen, is “Mapping Your Future.”

“Young leaders will receive tips from industry experts on how to utilize genetic selection to produce the best end-product for consumers,” said Johansen. “The conference is jam-packed with hands-on learning that takes participants beyond the office walls and onto farms and ranches, marketplaces for beef, breed associations and allied industry partners. This is also an awesome opportunity for youth to network and make lasting friendships.”

The conference is open to junior members entering ninth grade through age 21 as of Jan. 1. Registration is open to the first 50 applicants and the registration fee is $100. This fee includes all meals, lodging, transportation for the entirety of the program and a T-shirt.

For more information, please contact Johansen at 573-499-9162.



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