Breed News

American International Charolais Association names Brett Spader as executive vice president

Kansas City, Missouri – The American International Charolais Association (AICA) announced recently that the association’s board of directors has appointed Brett Spader as executive vice president, effective May 12th. Most recently, Spader served as co-founder and CEO of Livestock Launch, a digital and data agency serving the beef and ag industry.  With ...

Wagyu: The beef to beat

Dale Woerner, Ph.D., is a meat scientist with years of experience researching the composition of Wagyu beef. “I think it’s pretty fair to say we’ve accumulated some pretty good data in favor of Wagyu. We’re looking at a product that is, in fact, superior in terms of eating experience, not ...

McClure named Santa Gertrudis Breeders International Executive Director

KINGSVILLE, Texas (Jan. 29, 2024) – Santa Gertrudis Breeders International (SGBI) announces Chris McClure as its executive director, effective immediately.  “SGBI welcomes Chris McClure as our new executive director,” says SGBI President Adolfo Sanchez. “He brings tremendous beef industry knowledge to the Santa Gertrudis breed as well as strong business experiences.” As ...

Saddle & Sirloin honors Jarold Callahan

What do purple banners, board room gavels and steno pads have in common? They’re all items that epitomize Jarold Callahan’s significant influence on the beef industry. Aptly, the Edmond Oklahoma cattleman has been chosen as 2023 inductee into the Saddle & Sirloin Portrait Gallery.       Largely considered one of the highest ...

CAB launching new direct marketing program

Could your freezer beef carry the Certified Angus Beef ® (CAB) brand logo? Perhaps. With the launch of a new program, Angus farmers and ranchers have the option to market their beef directly to consumers as CAB product. Ranch to Table, a direct partnership program between CAB and cattle operations using Angus genetics, ...

New Hereford magazines champions heterosis

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The American Hereford Association (AHA) launched a new publication in August — Baldy Advantage — highlighting the experiences and insights of commercial cow-calf producers using Hereford-sired baldy cattle to their benefit. “Heterosis is tough to beat and harder to ignore in commercial cow-calf production,” says Bill Goehring, AHA president. ...

CDP Brangus announces a new fall production sale date and location for Nov. 15–16, 2023

El Dorado, Arkansas – CDP Brangus is excited to announce the move of their fall cattle production sale to El Dorado, Arkansas. The new sale location marks a significant milestone for the livestock industry in the region, providing ranchers, cattlemen, cattlewomen, buyers and sellers with a cutting-edge marketplace to conduct ...

2023 Honorary Angus Foundation inductees announced

Whether it is the glaring passion of the Jenkinses or the subtle smile of the Pollards, there is an indisputable dedication to supporting the future of Angus in this year’s inductees of the Honorary Angus Foundation. Milford and Peggy Jenkins of Stillwater, Oklahoma, and Dr. Barry and Roxanne Pollard of Waukomis, Oklahoma, were ...
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Fed cattle prices surge higher

Supply and demand fundamentals, and good old-fashioned leverage, were on glaring display the last week of May as negotiated cash fed cattle prices jumped $3-$9/cwt. week to week on a live basis, from $175-$180/cwt. in the Southern Plains to $183-$188 in the North. For broader perspective, the weekly weighted average ...