Certified Angus Beef Producer Awards

The best cattle feeders and ranchers live up to a code of excellence every day, one based on a solid foundation of economics, ethics and sustainability. They work for their families and everyone in the supply chain right on to consumers who appreciate the best. They’re not in it for accolades, but you know who they are and we need your help on their behalf.

Their passion, drive and ability to create more top-quality beef lifts all of us and merits wider notice. That’s why each year at the Certified Angus Beef (CAB) Annual Conference in September, we recognize those who exemplify our mission on their operations.

Award winners are invited to the main stage to accept the honor in front of the brand’s partners. We will contact the winning nominees and nominators by phone to congratulate them on this award. 

Learn about our previous award winners by visiting our Success Stories page.

Commitment to Excellence awards

These awards will most closely take into consideration the applicants’ direct effect on the supply of high-quality cattle for the Certified Angus Beef brand. In choosing honorees we consider many factors from the big picture to genetics, management practices, marketing strategies, customer service, CAB acceptance rate and more.

Nominations for this award may be made in one of the three categories below:

  • Seedstock breeder
  • Commercial cattlemen
  • Cattle feeder


Progressive Partner

This award recognizes producers or organizations that elevate the beef cattle business and empower others in the supply chain to focus on high-quality beef. Our Progressive Partners cultivate more value for premium beef through innovation, technology, education and connecting with stakeholders across the beef community.


Sustainability Award

We also recognize one ranch, feedyard, grocery store or restaurant that exemplifies sustainability in its day-to-day operations. This recipient must go above and beyond in the areas of environmental stewardship, cattle care, community involvement/service and opportunities for the next generation.


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