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News Update

February 3, 2017

Beef Up Game-day Menus

Now don’t get us wrong, we enjoy spending time with friends and family, but what sticks out in our minds when it comes to game-day gatherings is the food. We can assure you, serving spectacular food will make your party go from interception to touchdown in just a few bites.

Don’t worry. If you serve the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand you’re sure to be the MVP (most valuable player) of the night, regardless of the game’s outcome. Just remember, insert the best beef into your starting lineup, and it will do the rest.

Here are just a few ideas to beef up your cuisine playbook come game day:

For more information, please view the full Angus Journal column online.

Gearing Up for Yearling Collection

Correct contemporary grouping is crucial in order to ensure data reported can be accepted for national cattle evaluation (NCE).

The number of animals in a yearling contemporary group will never be larger than the number of animals included in contemporary groups established at weaning time. This means, for instance, if one individual was removed from a weaning contemporary group to enter a bull test, this bull would then be placed in a single-animal yearling contemporary group.

While bulls and heifers are able to be ratioed against one another for Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR®) reporting at weaning, gender will automatically be separated at yearling time. This means you do not need to place an additional group code to separate bulls and heifers.

Acceptable age ranges for yearling measures are between 320 and 440 days of age for yearling bulls and 320 and 460 days of age for developing heifers.

For more information, please view the full Angus Journal column online.

Culver’s Raises More Than $360,000
for Agricultural Organizations in 2016

Culver’s restaurants across 24 states continue to build support for American agriculture as part of the chain’s Thank You Farmers program. Since its inception in 2013 more than $1,000,000 has been raised in support of the National FFA Organization, local FFA chapters and a variety of other agricultural organizations.

Culver’s remains committed to sourcing the finest ingredients America’s family growers have to offer. The restaurant chain has turned its gratitude into full-fledged support of today’s farm families, while providing financial support to those young people wishing to pursue a career in agriculture.

In 2016, more than $360,000 was raised for local FFA chapters, the National FFA Foundation and other agricultural organizations across the country. Included is more than $31,000 for the Blue Jacket program, where Culver’s sponsors the cost of purchasing FFA jackets for members who otherwise wouldn't be able to own this special attire. In addition, following the passing of Culver’s President and CEO Phil Keiser last fall, $25,000 was contributed in his name for an FFA endowment scholarship.

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

Search for Missouri Century Farms continues

If your farm has been in your family since Dec. 31, 1917, you can apply to have it recognized as a Missouri Century Farm.

To qualify, farms must meet the following guidelines. The same family must have owned the farm for 100 consecutive years. The line of ownership from the original settler or buyer may be through children, grandchildren, siblings, and nephews or nieces, including through marriage or adoption. The farm must be at least 40 acres of the original land acquisition and make a financial contribution to the overall farm income.

University of Missouri (MU) Vice Chancellor for Extension and Engagement Marshall Stewart said, “Family farms have been among our most vital partners since the founding of extension more than 100 years ago. The century farm program is one way we express our gratitude to those who have contributed so much to Missouri agriculture.”

In 2008, the Missouri Farm Bureau joined MU Extension and the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources as a program sponsor.

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

House Ag Committee Hosts Organizational Meeting,
Approves Rules for 115th Congress

The House Agriculture Committee met Feb. 1 to formally organize and adopt the committee’s rules for the 115th Congress.

“I am very excited to get to work crafting policies that will benefit America’s farmers and ranchers with the help of my esteemed colleagues this Congress. They each bring a different perspective to the table, which will be instrumental as we dive into writing the next farm bill. I look forward to the journey ahead as we work to promote and strengthen rural America,” said Chairman K. Michael Conaway.

More information is available, including Chairman Conaway’s opening statement and the archived webcast.



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