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Research & White Papers

Effects of the 60-d Window Around the Time of Weaning on Subsequent Quality Grade and Eating Quality of Beef
Marbling matters as weaning time approaches
Author: Jason K. Ahola, Colorado State University

External influences on North American beef production: How will the cattle feeding industry adapt?
Supporting files: News Release
Author: Pete Anderson, Ph.D., Director of Research, Midwest PMS, LLC

Selection for Marbling and the Impact on Maternal Traits
Summary
Author: Jason Smith, Ph.D. Candidate, Virginia Tech and Scott Greiner, Extension Animal Scientist, Virginia Tech

The relationship between subcutaneous fat and marbling
Supporting files: News Release
Author: Robert Maddock, Associate Professor and Extension Meats Specialist, Animal Sciences, North Dakota State University

Breeding Programs from a Cattle Feeder's Perspective
Supporting files: News Release
Author: Tom Brink, J&F Oklahoma Holdings

Consumers, Business and Breeding Systems: Charting the Beef Industry's Path
Supporting files: News Release
Author: Nevil C. Speer, PhD, MBA, Western Kentucky University

Defining and Quantifying Certified Angus Beef ® Brand Consumer Demand
Supporting files: News Release #3 | Supporting files: News Release #2 | Supporting files: News Release #1
Author: Lance Zimmerman, Kansas State University and Ted Schroeder, Kansas State University

GeneMax™ Field Study Summary
Author: Gary Fike

Factors Driving Cattle Feeding Profitability
Author: Shawn Walter and Ron Hale, Professional Cattle Consultants

Southern Carcass Improvement Project Review
Author: Tom Brink, J&F Oklahoma Holdings

Effects of Nutrition and Management During the Stocker Phase
Summary
Author: Clint Krehbiel, Oklahoma State University

Understanding Grid Marketing: How Quality Grades and Grid Conditions Affect Carcass Value
Supporting files: News Release
Author: Pete Anderson, Ag Knowledge Services

Crossbreeding: Considerations and Alternatives in an Evolving Market
Executive Summary
Author: Nevil C. Speer, PhD, MBA, Western Kentucky University

Effect of Birth Within the Spring Calving Season on Performance and Carcass Traits of Beef Calves
Powerpoint
Author: Gary Fike and Larry Corah and Darrell Busby, Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity and Mike King

Factors affecting intramuscular adipose tissue development in beef cattle
Author: Bradley J. Johnson, Texas Tech University and Ki Yong Chung, Texas Tech University and Rebecca J. Tokach, Texas Tech University

Effect of Health Treatments on Feedlot Performance, Carcass Traits and Profitability
Abstract #2 | Summary | PowerPoint #1 | PowerPoint #2
Author: Gary Fike and Larry Corah and Darrell Busby, Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity and Mike King

Effect of Disposition Score on Feedlot Performance, Carcass Traits and Profitability
Summary | PowerPoint
Author: Gary Fike and Larry Corah and Darrell Busby, Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity and Mike King

Effect of Hide Color and Percentage Angus on Feedlot Performance and Carcass Traits
PowerPoint
Author: Gary Fike and Larry Corah and Darrell Busby, Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity and Mike King

Trends in the Choice-Select Spread and Implications to Cattle Producers
News Release
Author: Mark McCully

Feedlot Perfromance and Carcass Traits for Southeast or Midwest Calves
PowerPoint | Summary
Author: Gary Fike and D. Strohbehn, Iowa State University and Darrell Busby, Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity and Mike King

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Educational Resources

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Best Practices Manual

A "how-to" guide to managing Angus genetics, with five main sections containing science-based recommendations to raise high-quality beef, plus marketing ideas to reap the rewards.

Stocker Manual

Cow/Calf Manual

Cattlemen’s Pocket Guide

The quick facts about the Certified Angus Beef ® brand specifications, supply chain and frequently asked questions.

Cattlemen's Pocket Guide

Supplying the Brand

Stories and studies about the farmers and ranchers who focus on consumer demand for beef quality and how they meet that demand profitably.

Suppling the Brand

Beef Grading Resource

Quality and yield grades explained along with carcass defect causes - which prevent cattle from earning the CAB stamp. Plus a short history of the USDA grading system.

Beef Grading Resource



 

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Black Ink Basics tech sheets

Black Ink Basics tech sheets

Easy-to-read info from health and Angus genetics to matching feedlot performance with quality goals. All relate to the black ink on a producers bottom line.

Poor Calf Health

Genetics Grow Profit

Nervous Cattle Wreck Profit

Marbling is Key

Cost of Variability

Delay Implant, Increase Qlty

Prices Send Signals

Selection for $B

Earn Premiums at Auction

Profitable Feedlot Cattle