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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

You, Your Cows and Their Feed

You, Your Cows and Their Feed

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.

Marketing Feeder Cattle: Begin with the End in Mind

Marketing Feeder Cattle: Begin with the End in Mind

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.

Kansas Ranchers Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

Kansas Ranchers Recognized for Sustainability Efforts

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.

Consumer Connection

Serving His Passion

Serving His Passion

Sharing the love and passion for Angus cow and Angus family, Jim Brinkley completes his term as CAB Board of Director after a year invested in the future of the beef industry. As chairman, he saw his own thoughts an leadership skills evolve as discussion topics brought new ideas to life in the board room.

North Dakota Partnership Earns CAB Progressive Partner Award

North Dakota Partnership Earns CAB Progressive Partner Award

The Bruner and Wendel families earned the 2023 CAB Progressive Partner award by selling high-quality beef through Dakota Angus, LLC, as part of the CAB Ranch To Table program. They focus on their commitment to quality, data-driven decisions, achieve impressive CAB and Prime percentages and offer high-quality beef directly to consumers in their communities.

More Than Steak and Potatoes

More Than Steak and Potatoes

Yesterday’s steak and baked potato is today’s beef brisket from the restaurant downtown. The food scene is changing, driven by a new age of consumers who want more. They seek new flavors and attributes on the packaging, but still expect beef to taste great.

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.