Date: Sep 29 2023Big Thinkers & Cattle Feeding & Nutrition & Post Weaning & Targeting the Brand
Expert guidance from Dusty Abney at Cargill Animal Nutrition shares essential strategies for optimizing cattle nutrition during droughts, leading to healthier herds and increased profitability in challenging conditions.
Date: Sep 29 2023Big Thinkers & Cattle Feeding & Nutrition & Post Weaning
Understanding what constitutes value takes an understanding of beef quality and yield thresholds that result in premiums and/or discounts. Generally, packers look for cattle that will garner a high quality grade and have excellent red meat yield, but realistically very few do both exceptionally well.
Date: Sep 25 2023Big Thinkers & Cow Herd & News Release & On the ranch & Sustainability
Kansas’ Wharton 3C Ranch thrives despite droughts, winning the CAB 2023 Sustainability award. The data-driven, quality-focused approach of first-generation ranchers, Shannon and Rusty Wharton, yields 100% CAB cattle. Their commitment to sustainability and industry collaboration sets a bright future for the cattle business.
Date: Sep 25 2023Big Thinkers & Canada & Cow Herd & Forage Management & Maternal Function & News Release & Sustainability
JPM Farms in Canada quietly gained recognition for its dedication to environmental sustainability and quality cattle. The Monvoisin family earned the 2023 CAB Canadian Commitment to Excellence award for their outstanding results and partnership with Duck Unlimited, showcasing their commitment to improving the land, cattle and family daily.
Date: Sep 18 2023Big Thinkers & Breeding & Cow Herd & Forage Management & Maternal Function & Post Weaning & Premium Potential & Sire Selection & Stockmanship
Progress is a necessity on the Guide Rock, Nebraska, ranch where Troy Anderson manages a commercial Angus herd, small grower yard, his 10-year-old son, and a testing environment. Troy’s approach includes respect for his livestock, people and land. For that, Anderson Cattle was honored with the CAB 2023 Commercial Commitment to Excellence Award.
Date: Sep 18 2023Big Thinkers & Cattle Feeding & Grid Marketing & Post Weaning & Premium Potential
Thirty-five thousand cattle may fill these pens, but it’s the Gabel family who set the tone for each day. Steve and Audrey persistently create a people-first culture, echoed by their son Case and daughter Christie, who work alongside them in the yard office. The Gabel’s drive to effectively hit the high-quality beef target earned Magnum Feedyard the CAB 2023 Feedyard Commitment to Excellence award.
Date: Sep 18 2023Big Thinkers & Cow Herd & On the ranch & Targeting the Brand
Benoit Angus Ranch, a seedstock operation that markets more than 150 bulls annually, is a multi-generation family business with sons Doug and Chad now heavily involved. Focused on serving the commercial cattleman, the Benoits built a reputation for high-quality cattle that perform on the ranch, in the feedyard and on the rail. With always-improving cattle to support that renown, and the will to back it up, Benoit Angus Ranch earned the CAB 2023 Seedstock Commitment to Excellence Award.
Date: Sep 18 2023Big Thinkers & Consumer Connection & On the ranch & Sustainability
Pilot partners in CAB’s Ranch to Table program, these North Dakota ranch families took some of the market volatility into their own hands in April 2022. Their leap of faith provides high-quality beef options for their communities and diversifies their income. Now they sell their finished cattle, as well as those of their customers, through Dakota Angus, a direct-to-consumer beef business.
Date: Sep 18 2023Big Thinkers & Consumer Connection
A dozen members of the Meijer communications team arrived to experience, first hand, how the beef they sell in their stores is raised. They touched and felt and tasted and smelled every aspect of the cattle business from the delicious flavor of Certified Angus Beef ® ribeyes to the slippery sensation of you-know-what on their shoes. Questions of every nature were asked and answered by true cattlemen and champions for CAB, Bruce, Scott and Andrew Foster.
Date: Sep 18 2023Big Thinkers & Cow Herd & Post Weaning & Premium Potential & Retained Ownership & Stockmanship & Sustainability
Most sane folks don’t choose to go into business with Mother Nature. She’s a fickle and unpredictable partner. So, how did two people with zero agricultural background, no generational land, wealth or genetics carve a profitable partnership with her in Southwest Kansas? By focusing on progress and a desire to leave things better than they found them – which also earned them the CAB Sustainability Award.