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How to Face Evolving Demands

In the rapid changing space of sustainability, finding clarity on what to do is challenging. At the 2021 Feeding Quality Forum, Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson offered insights on what can be expected of producers moving forward.

From insights to solutions

After the last 18 months, what we would pay for a crystal ball that could help us predict the future! They don’t have any magic prediction powers, but leading minds shared their outlook on key beef production areas at this year’s Feeding Quality Forum.

Smith receives Industry Achievement Award at Feeding Quality Forum

The hands of a veterinarian hold the life cycle of an animal in their care. The mind, however, directs the hands. Anyone who’s met Dr. Bob Smith knows the way he thinks is something else. It’s come from more than 30 years in the industry caring for its people and cattle. It’s why he earned the 2021 Industry Achievement Award.

Of cattle care and human flourishing

Dr. Bob Smith, or “Doc Bob,” is the kind of man that looks to others’ success before his own. One that endeavors to be a life-long learner and shares that knowledge with anyone it’ll help. He’s also our 2021 Industry Achievement Award recipient.

Registration now open for 2021 Feeding Quality Forum

Since 2006, commercial cattlemen, cattle feeders and industry partners have gathered to network and learn about the current and the future state of the beef industry. This is the first year Feeding Quality Forum is offering in-person and virtual registration options.

Add value to calves

“Value” in feeder calf marketing is a relative term. All calves have some and the trick is to capture your share, said Paul Dykstra. Success is rooted in your customers he said. Customer changes through the supply chain from feeder, to packer to consumer.

Latest headlines

Nominations for CAB Rancher Awards Close Jan 17

It takes passion, drive and ability to build a top-quality beef program based on economics, ethics and sustainability. A legacy like that merits recognition from peers and those they affect throughout the supply chain all the way to consumers.

Meeting Demand with Better Beef in 2021

More than forty years after selling the first pound of branded beef on October 18, 1978, Certified Angus Beef continues to deliver for consumers and producers. The brand closed fiscal year 2021 with a few new records and another billion on the books.

How to Face Evolving Demands

In the rapid changing space of sustainability, finding clarity on what to do is challenging. At the 2021 Feeding Quality Forum, Dr. Kim Stackhouse-Lawson offered insights on what can be expected of producers moving forward.

Focus Under the Hide

From the bulls they buy, the cows they cull and the grass their cattle graze, each decision is evaluated based on how it affects the ranch’s economics, the land and family. This management style earned the Niznik family the Certified Angus Beef 2021 Canadian Commitment to Excellence award.

Certified Angus Beef Offers Summer Internships

CAB is accepting applications for three communications internship positions for Summer 2022. Effective communication is the foundation for success in any career, and CAB interns get real-world experiences with audiences across the beef supply chain.

Black Ink

Beginning again

Life is about phases. Some occur just once and some are on repeat. We tend to spend a lot of time and energy trying to build momentum to summit the final arc of a cycle. When it ends, space is created for something new to start, and off we go again.

Lifelong learner

Perhaps the hardest lesson I’ve learned is this: learning is a daily chore. After all, learning is a lifetime process. It’s easier when motivated, but sometimes it takes discipline and a little conversation.

Cultivating growth

Humans have a built-in desire to grow. But it’s not something that just happens. We must have a curiosity about us – a will and work ethic for the growing.

Videos: Industry Updates

Shade and cattle performance

May 26, 2021

Researchers talk about recent findings on the effects of shade on cattle performance and well-being.

A focus on the cow and the carcass can coexist

Room for growth

CAB brand basics

Cattle Crew Views

Progress from small steps

Every day is a chance to learn and get better. Thousands of others like my new friends in Alabama are taking steps to meet the shifts in consumer demand, and to know more. Small steps in the right direction can start now. Even if it’s just recording a snapshot of where you are today, a benchmark for tomorrow.

Not perfect, but working to get better

The CAB Cattleman Connection team heard its name called more than once in the virtual ceremonies, and each time came a sense of personal accomplishment, but even better: confirmation that we’re getting better at our craft. I hope that means we’re doing a better job for you.

Beefed up findings

Frank Mitloehner presents his findings on the animal ag sector’s impact on global warming. He explains how cattle counterbalance other fossil fuel sectors, proving that cattle are a solution and not a threat.

This too shall pass

There are no words that will take away the devastating slap of a market drop, the pain of a postponed bull sale or the exhausting frustration that things feel out of control. The page will eventually turn and the world will still need great beef and those who raise it.

CAB Insider

Slow Slaughter Impacts

Cattle supply is certainly not the issue, rather, it’s a COVID-induced absenteeism issue in many of the country’s packing plants. Packing plants experience increased worker absence, resulting in much smaller slaughter totals so far in January 2022.

Carcass Premium Structure Advanced in 2021

Cattle and beef market dynamics in the past year were nothing if not volatile, and in some ways, unprecedented. Supply chain imbalances and processing sector issues have been the focal point of beef price inflation in the past two years.

A Look Ahead at Early 2022 Dynamics

December has started off on a high note in the fed cattle sector and all of us on the cattle side of the supply chain should be made well aware of what’s ahead in 2022.

Read More Stories for Success

We do the information gathering so you don’t miss a beat at home. Stories of those who aim for quality and have hit their target, but keep aiming to get even better.