Advertised as the “Best Angus Beef” and “If it’s not Certified, it’s not the Best,” Certified Angus Beef’s reputation claims elite category status. To remain in that position, the brand must continue to deliver on that promise as customer expectations of quality evolve.
“High Steaks” is about sharing the transformative power of food and the idea that different culinary experiences can take consumers on a journey to different destinations. In a cliff-side setting, Angus rancher Ty Walter joined actor, comedian and host Joel McHale to talk cattle production and what makes the Certified Angus Beef ® brand consistently superior – all while enjoying a four-course meal at an elevation of 8,500 feet.
Data from the National Restaurant Association shows 1 in 6 restaurants have already closed and the next few months are critical for those continuing to operate. To inspire and build support for this key pillar of the high-quality beef market, the brand launched #RestaurantChallenge.
Generations come and go, but across the country farms and ranches, lone oak trees, sturdy stone fences and century-old barns—they’ve seen it all. The following two stories are excerpts from the book, “Sheltering Generations: The American Barn,” published last year. They’re the tales of two families who bought a piece of the past and made it their own.
It’s not the work of fancy technology, though spreadsheets of data and consultants lend their hand. It’s six generations of meticulous puzzle masters who focused on making better each piece of the bigger picture.
One feeds, the other breeds and stocks a steady supply, ready to fill the pens as they empty. Wilson Cattle Company harvests the grass in Baker Valley while Beef Northwest, started by the fifth generation of Wilsons, finishes the cattle. It’s a symbiotic relationship, both dependent on each other.
The pandemic has put the foodservice industry in a tough spot, but their grit and generosity overshadow hard times. Foodservice companies across the country are giving back by serving Certified Angus Beef® to their communities.
A successful business doesn’t happen overnight. It takes patience, strategic management and a desire to make the best better. After years of dedication, the Georg brothers have increased the carcass quality and maternal function of their Angus herd.
They’ve been retaining ownership of their calves for more than a decade, finding success in the practice – but that’s not where they stopped. Cattlemen Blake Robertson and Virgil Ast are continuously selecting Angus bulls and cows with quality genetics to improve their end product.
Missouri commercial rancher Jeremy Zoglmann turns risk into reward, earning 80% CAB out of 150 calves sold each year. His success is a result from his dedication to quality Angus genetics and goal to increase premiums on his calves.