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News Update

November 1, 2016

Angus Growth Reflects True Demand

The nation’s cattle producers are answering the call from consumers for high-quality beef, as reflected in recently released figures from the American Angus Association. Registrations for Angus cattle grew by 4.5% and totaled 334,607 head in fiscal year 2016, which ended Sept. 30. That’s the 15th largest number of registrations in the Association’s 133-year history.

Also during fiscal year 2016, Angus breeders increased their sale offerings and participation in performance programs, and the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand achieved a major milestone following more than a decade of consecutive sales records.

“2016 was another outstanding year for the American Angus Association and its members,” says Allen Moczygemba, Association CEO. “The past year was a story of growth and unprecedented success for the Angus breed and its leadership position within the beef industry.”

The membership organization reports registered-Angus bulls averaged $5,605 per head in fiscal year 2016, from Oct. 1, 2015, to Sept. 30, 2016. Sales of registered-Angus females reported to the Association averaged $5,036 per head.

Angus genetics remained highly valued in spite of almost 10,000 more animals marketed by members vs. the prior year.

Read more in the Angus news release online.

Innovation Workshop at Angus Convention

Technology and innovation are alive and well in the beef cattle business, and leading producer education on applying the latest genomic tools is the mission behind the upcoming Innovation Workshop during the 2016 Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

Sponsored by Zoetis, the workshop takes place the afternoon of Nov. 5 from 2-5 p.m. The workshop represents the capstone event for an entire day of genomics education and information. It will take place on Day 1 of the Angus Convention, which will be hosted by the American Angus Association Nov. 5-7 at the Indiana Convention Center.

Experts from Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI), Dan Moser, Stephen Miller and Kelli Retallick will provide practical education for incorporating technology into your beef herd. Joining the AGI team will be John Stika and Mark McCully of Certified Angus Beef LLC, as well as Dan Shike of the University of Illinois, and Kent Andersen of Zoetis. The audience will participate in the evaluation of registered- and commercial-Angus cattle through live animal demonstrations.

Continue reading the Angus news release online.

Sustainable Ag Summit

On Nov. 15-16, leaders throughout food and agriculture production, supply and distribution will come together for the inaugural 2016 Sustainable Agriculture Summit in Atlanta, Ga.

Hundreds of attendees will hear from top food executives, farmers, policy leaders, scientists and industry experts representing Field to Market, the Innovation Center for U.S. Dairy, the National Pork Board, the Stewardship Index for Specialty Crops, the U.S. Poultry & Egg Association, and the U.S. Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.

A full agenda with more detailed information can be found online, but topics addressed will include:

For more information, visit the Angus Journal Virtual Library calendar of upcoming events.

Eminent Domain Meeting Scheduled

A growing coalition of 16 Texas-based organizations, leading the Texans for Property Rights grassroots initiative, will host a meeting at the Pitser Garrison Convention Center (Lufkin Room) in Lufkin, Texas, on Monday Nov. 14, at 5:30 p.m. There will be discussion of eminent domain issues along with ideas to safeguard Texans’ private property rights.

Property owners who attend will learn about upcoming legislative efforts to achieve fairness in the laws that govern the use of eminent domain in Texas. A legal expert will be present for an overview of current laws and discuss possible improvements.

No RSVP is required to attend this meeting. Anyone interested in this topic or who has past or present eminent domain issues is encouraged to attend.

For more information, visit the Angus Journal Virtual Library calendar of upcoming events.

Four States Cattle Conference

The fourth annual Four States Cattle Conference will provide relevant information about how cattle producers can improve operational profitability amid a challenging market, said a Texas A&M specialist.

The conference will be hosted Dec. 13 at the Texas A&M University of Texarkana University Center Building, 7101 University Ave. in Texarkana.

Jason Banta, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service beef cattle specialist, Overton, said attendees should note the event has changed locations from the previous three years.

Preregistration cost is $50 for a couple, $30 for individuals and $15 for 4-H and FFA students. Cost is $70 per couple and $45 per individual after Nov. 29.

For more information, access the complete news release online.



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