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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

Targeting excellence

Targeting excellence

First-generation seedstock producers Kevin and Lydia Yon, along with their children, Drake, Sally, and Corbin, have been continuously improving their farm since they drove the first fence posts on what was a 100-acre abandoned peach orchard in 1996. 

The idea that worked

The idea that worked

“So, if we make sure the humans can be prosperous and survive, that’s what sustainability is,” Mark Gardiner says. “That is the opportunity that USPB gave our family and thousands more all across the United States.” It’s why USPB earned the 2021 CAB Progressive Partner award.

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.

Consumer Connection

CAB Connection: 2020 hindsight

CAB Connection: 2020 hindsight

The cattle business year in review is painted primarily with COVID-19 irregularities. A year ago few could have imagined the more widespread and lasting pandemic impacts that lay in wait.

Producing for the brand

Producing for the brand

“Do we just sign up? Or get special ear tags?”
Those are questions we hear quite often from producers who want to raise cattle for the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB®) brand.

Driving Demand: International

Driving Demand: International

Selling U.S. beef to buyers in other countries means carefully maintained contacts and planning to avoid sea squalls. Adding COVID to that scene creates a perfect storm that can wreck the best plans. For those skilled in navigating the waters, however, it’s just another day on the boat.

Research Drivers

The Resistance

The Resistance

Antibiotic resistance in cattle is a growing concern for producers and consumers. The goal for cattlemen and women is to implement strategies at the management level with good animal husbandry practices, routine health exams and vaccination.