Partners in success,
every step of the way
Beef producers have found that one of the keys to long-term success is working together. Cattle markets will come and go, but a solid link that connects the industry from seedstock producers to feedyard operators will maintain profit potential.
Many commercial producers have found feeding plain, commodity cattle is not as profitable as it once was. Many seedstock producers find it more and more difficult to find a dependable customer base year-in and year-out.
CAB suggests the obvious: cooperate. We partner with cattlemen and women at every step of the production chain and beyond. Here’s how it all works:
High-quality beef begins with sound breeding decisions. CAB’s mission statement is to increase demand for registered Angus cattle, and it does that by building demand that rewards producers for beef genetics that perform on the ranch and on the rail.
Cattlemen who purchase quality genetics can profit. High-percentage Angus are worth $30/head more than non-Angus calves at auction. It’s not just hide color: documented Angus genetics fetch even higher prices, and deliver real value in retained ownership.
Data on more than 400,000 cattle* shows the most profitable third graded 56.2% Choice and 12.3% premium Choice for $90.26/head profit, $130 more than the lowest third with 49.8% Choice. Sorted for quality, the highest grading third (72.8% Choice or better) had the highest gains and most profit.
This is where product is graded and certified to meet the specifications. CAB® is the only brand available from 30 packing plants, offering access to nearly 85% of all fed cattle in North America.
Licensed distributors and exporters
Each year these operators purchase and distribute the 800+ million pounds of CAB® product to businesses across the U.S. and 45 other countries. The brand exported 120 million pounds in fiscal 2013.
Nearly 14,000 restaurants and grocery stores market the brand in the United States and 45 other countries, selling an average of 2.4 million pounds per day.
The brand generates more than $6 billion in consumer sales annually, meeting the market demands for high-quality beef, even in tough economies.
1- “Here’s the Premium” database for 2012 includes more than 10,000 head from nearly 600 lots; 13,794 lots and approximately 300,000 cattle from 13 states since 1999.
2- 2010 Professional Cattle Consultants: “Factors Driving Cattle Feeding Profitability” profiled data on 443,129 steers harvested 2004-09 from Iowa to Texas.