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Research & White Papers

Field-Testing $Beef in Purebred Angus Cattle
Author: Mark Gardiner, Gardiner Angus Ranch; Kenny Stauffer, Top Dollar Angus, Inc.; Sam Hands, Triangle H G

Factors Increasing Quality Grades in U.S. Fed Cattle
CAB Link, Angus Beef Bulletin
Author: Paul Dykstra, Beef Cattle Specialist, Certified Angus Beef LLC

BEEF YIELD GRADING: History, Issues, and Opportunities
Beef yield grade opportunities detailed
Author: Ty E. Lawrence, Ph.D., Professor of Animal Science, West Texas A&M University, Canyon

The scientific basis of the Certified Angus Beef ® brand carcass specifications
Documented beef quality
Author: Phil Bass, Ph.D., Meat Scientist, Certified Angus Beef LLC

Recent Trends: Beef Quality, Value and Price
Author: Daryl Tatum, Colorado State University

Determination of the effect of branding on consumer palatability ratings of beef strip loin and ground beef
Author: Dr. Travis O'Quinn, Kansas State University

Cross-category indulgence: Why do some premium brands grow during recession?
Premium beef a crossover success
Author: Tanya Mark, Assistant Professor, University of Guelph

Sensory evaluation of tender beef strip loin steaks of varying marbling levels and quality treatments
Given tenderness, marbling is key
Author: C.H. Corbin, T.G. O'Quinn, A.J. Garmyn, M.R. Hunt, R.J. Rathmann, J.C. Brooks, M.F. Miller, Dept. of Animal and Food Sciences, Texas Tech University and J.F. Legako, Dept. of Nutrition, Dietetics & Food Sciences, Utah State University and T.T.N. Dinh, Dept. of Animal and Dairy Sciences, Mississippi State University

Genetic Basis for Heat Tolerance in Cattle
Author: Dr. Megan Rolf, Oklahoma State University

Best Practices for Managing Heat Stress in Feedyard Cattle
In the cool of spring, plan for the heat of summer
Author: Dr. Terry L. Mader, Mader Consulting LLC

Changes in the Ground Beef Market and What it Means for Cattle Producers
The Ground Beef Market and Price Signals
Author: Mark McCully and Nevil C. Speer, PhD, MBA, Western Kentucky University and Tom Brink, Top Dollar Angus, Inc.

Retail and Foodservice Marketing Trends for Beef
We still want beef
Author: Bailey Harsh, Oklahoma State University and Deb VanOverbeke, Oklahoma State University

Should Beef Quality Grade be a Priority?
Demand study: Quality builds future for beef
Author: Dr. Scott Brown, University of Missouri and Jillian Steiner, Univeristy of Missouri

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™ trade; 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

Assessing the Cost of Beef Quality Revisited
Summary
Author: John Lawrence, Iowa State University

Demand for CAB outstrips Choice
PowerPoint
Author: Julian Leopold, Leopold Foods

Quality Grades: What is Driving the Recent Upswing?
Summary
Author: Larry Corah and Mark McCully

Genetic Aspects of Marbling in Beef Carcasses
Summary
Author: Andy Herring, Texas A & M University

Effect of trenbolone acetate on lot feedlot performance and Certified Angus Beef ® acceptance rate of beef steers and heifers
PowerPoint
Author: Gary Fike

The value of marbling in consumer acceptance of beef
PowerPoint | PowerPoint
Author: Larry Corah

Graduate student career opportunities in the animal science industry
PowerPoint | Abstract
Author: John Stika

Development of a corn-based beef industry a historical perspective
Abstract | Summary
Author: Larry Corah

Effect of health on feedlot performance and carcass traits in beef calves
Abstract | Summary
Author: Darrell Busby, Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity

Factors Affecting Lot CAB Acceptance Rate of Beef Calves in the Iowa Tri-County Steer carcass Futurity
Abstract | Summary
Author: Gary Fike and Darrell Busby, Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity and Mike King

Effect of Percentage Angus on feedlot performance and carcass traits in beef calves
Abstract | Summary
Author: Larry Corah

Effects of region of origin, southeast versus Midwest, on feedlot performance and carcass traits in beef calves
Summary
Author: Darrell Busby, Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity

Producing Flavorful Beef
Summary
Author: Daryl Tatum, Colorado State University

The Relationship Between Marbling and Other EPDs with Implications When Making Beef Cow Herd Breeding and Management Decisions
Summary
Author: Twig Marston, Kansas State University

Certified Angus Beef Value of Quality Analysis
Supporting files: News Release
Author: Cattle-Fax

Declining Quality Grades: A Review of Factors Reducing Marbling Deposition in Beef Cattle
Supporting files: News Release
Author: Larry Corah and Mark McCully

Traits of cattle that hit a quality target
Summary
Author: Gary Fike

Effect of Nutrition and Management Practices on Marbling Deposition and Composition
Summary
Author: Susan Duckett, University of Georgia

Implant Strategies for High Quality Grade Beef Production
Summary
Author: Robbie Pritchard, South Dakota State University

The Effect of Cattle Disease on Carcass Traits
Summary
Author: Robert Larson, DVM, University of Missouri

Nutritional and Management Factors Affecting Marbling Deposition
Summary
Author: Larry Berger, University of Illinois

Characterization of Certified Angus Beef ® Steaks from the Round, Loin and Chuck
Summary
Author: Jacob Nelson, Oklahoma State University

Why People Eat Beef
Author: Gary Smith, Colorado State University

Strategies for Managing Marbling in Beef Cattle
Author: Harlan Ritchie, Michigan State University

The Relationship Between Marbling and Other EPDs with Implications When Making Beef Cow Herd Breeding and Management Decisions
Summary
Author: Twig Marston, Kansas State University

Effect on Health Treatments
Effect of Lung Adhesions on Feedlot Performance, Carcass Traits and Profitability | Powerpoint: Health | Powerpoint: Lung Adhesions
Author: Gary Fike and Larry Corah and Darrell Busby, Iowa Tri-County Steer Carcass Futurity

Educational Resources

PDFs are available for immediate download, or to request printed copies, fill in the quantity for each resource and complete the ship-to information. Click "submit" to send your request.

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.

Best Practices 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.


Supplying 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 feedyard 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 Feedyard Cattle