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News Update

November 8, 2016

Angus Heritage Foundation
Honors Breed Leaders

The Angus breed’s leadership position within the beef industry didn’t happen by chance. It was earned by countless breeders and supporters who all paved the way for a stronger future for beef cattle genetics and the American Angus Association.

Each year, the organization recognizes breed leaders and their contributions by inducting individuals into the Angus Heritage Foundation. Four new additions were honored Nov. 7 during the Association’s Awards Recognition Breakfast, hosted as part of the Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

The 2016 inductees are: Bill Davis, Montana; Veryl Jones, Missouri, posthumously; Joe Neely, Kentucky; and Charles “Bud” Smith, Kentucky. Read more about their contributions in the full Angus Media news article online.

A Century in the Making

Civil war veteran James Alexander Criswell joined the American Aberdeen-Angus Breeders Association in 1916, under the name J.A. Criswell & Sons. The ornate membership document is still preserved as part of the family’s history today. James Alexander was the second generation to raise cattle on the family farm in central Missouri and the first with registered Angus.

Today when Matt Thomas, the sixth generation, checks cattle, he walks the same ground as his ancestors before him. He and his wife, Amy, live on the original home site that was established in 1829. Now known as Thomas-Criswell Angus, the family is celebrating 100 years of Angus cattle grazing their hills and pastures.

The American Angus Association is proud to recognize the Angus breeders who have sustained their farms and ranches for more than 100 years. The organization presented the Century Award during its Awards Recognition Breakfast Nov. 7, hosted as part of the 2016 Angus Convention in Indianapolis, Ind.

Continue reading the Angus Media news article online.

41th Marine Corps Marathon

Forty-two runners sponsored by the beef checkoff’s Northeast Beef Promotion Initiative (NEBPI), took to the streets of Washington, D.C., on Oct. 30. Fueled by beef, these runners were among more than 25,000 who participated in the 41st running of the Marine Corps Marathon (MCM) and 10K.

Members of Team Beef received nutrition education on how to incorporate lean beef into their diets during training and wore team jerseys during the race. A Team Beef cheer location was established between miles 15 and 16 along the 26.2-mile marathon route to support the Team Beef members during the race.

Long before the team’s participation in the Marine Corps Marathon, an incentive contest called Prime Cuts encouraged members to share their training experience on social media, take the 30-day Protein Challenge, become Masters of Beef Advocacy graduates, and view the documentary Farmland — among many other opportunities to become involved in the beef community.

For more information, view the Beef Checkoff news release online.

Authorities Seeking Information on
Calves Shot & Equipment Stolen

Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) Special Ranger Joe Roberts and Coleman County authorities are seeking information regarding eight head of calves shot in pastures in the Novice, Texas, area. Authorities are also requesting assistance from anyone with information regarding a case where two skid-steer loaders and a gooseneck trailer were stolen from properties in Coleman County.

Roberts reported eight calves each weighing 450 to 600 pounds were shot in pastures around County Road 419 and County Road 484 in the Novice, Texas, area sometime between Oct. 20 and Nov. 11. Roberts said in addition to the investigation regarding the calves that were shot, there is another case in Coleman County regarding the theft of ranching equipment. Two skid-steer loaders and a gooseneck trailer were stolen from properties near Coleman, Texas, sometime between Oct. 28 and Nov. 3.

For more information, view the TSCRA news release online.

Annual Forage Growers Workshop in Los Lunas

With a $3.16 billion beef and dairy industry and an equine population exceeding 50,000, raising quality forage is an important part of New Mexico’s agricultural industry.

To help forage producers not only produce the best quality product, but do so in a way that generates the maximum income possible from their land, New Mexico State University (NMSU) Cooperative Extension Service will present its seventh annual Forage Growers Workshop.

The workshop will be from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, in Valencia County at the University of New Mexico–Valencia Campus, 280 La Entrada Road. Registration fee is $20, which includes lunch.

Rolando Flores, dean of NMSU’s College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, will be the keynote speaker to open the workshop at 8:30 a.m.

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



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