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Stories for Success

We do the information gathering for you. Part inspiration, part field guide, packed full of humanity and examples worth following—these are the feature stories of those who aim for quality mixed in with science-based ways to get there.

These are tales about data driving the future. Or a brand built on an unprecedented idea that’s now recognized across the world. There are stories that start with nothing but a dream, and others that are legacies that continue carrying on.

We tell them so you don’t miss a beat at your operation. Learn a thing or two without ever leaving home.

Big Thinkers

When ‘Someday’ Becomes Today

When ‘Someday’ Becomes Today

Just a few years ago, Ranch Covey Hill showed no signs of an Angus destiny. It was a country estate in disrepair as owners stopped coming out from Montreal in the summers. The Chenails had been looking for land, a place where they could build a herd. They saw potential. That continual pursuit of the best and finding the right people to help caught the attention of the world’s premium beef brand.

A Drop of Hope, A Heap of Hard Work

A Drop of Hope, A Heap of Hard Work

For Manny and Corina Encinias’ family of nine, sustainability runs deep. They are stewards of a legacy, working the land dating back to 1777, when the first generation began herding sheep in the nearby Moriarty community. Today they focus on cows well suited to the harsh New Mexico desert, fostering community strength and creating opportunities for others to follow in their footsteps.

Going Above and Beyond

Going Above and Beyond

It’s a normal day near Hudson, Colorado for the Walter family, yet the view is uniquely awe-inspiring for visitors who have never stepped foot on a ranch. As cows come in closer visitors take in the far-reaching pastures and breath-taking mountain views. For the Walter Family, there’s no better backdrop to introduce people to the place where beef begins.

Consumer Connection

Sustainability Cents

Sustainability Cents

Sustainability is an all-encompassing term for social, environmental and economic business needs. The popular, updated term describes many of the same best practices cattlemen have put to work for generations.

Meeting Demand with Better Beef in 2021

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.

The cattle calling

The cattle calling

Telling their story to the cattle curious was awkward at first for John and Gaye Pfeiffer. Their dedication to teaching and connecting with those further down the supply chain earned them the 2021 CAB Ambassador Award.

Research Drivers

Throwing shade on your herd

Throwing shade on your herd

Throwing shade on your herd It pays to do something about heat stress by Morgan Boecker March 2021 The last anyone knew, heat stress cost the U.S beef industry $369 million a year – but much has changed since the 2003 study. That’s why a Colorado State University...

Avoiding the storm

Avoiding the storm

The health of an animal is important at every level of production. Researchers have found a way to select cattle for disease-resistant genetics and strong immune systems.