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February 2015
Starting from Scratch
Oklahoma ranch gets modern makeover.

New Horizons for the Angus Breed
The American Angus Association and its members reported an outstanding 2014 fiscal year (FY).

Rod Geppert Named Regional Manager
Geppert to serve American Angus Association members in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota.

Cultivating the Future
American Angus Association launches a new initiative to engage future cattle producers.

2015 Cattle Industry Annual Convention Coverage
Angus Journal brings online coverage from beef industry event.

Watching Over the Herd
High cattle prices drive increase in theft. Cattlemen encouraged to take precautions.

Lessons Learned from the North Tower
NYFD Battalion Chief Richard Picciotto shares hair-raising and inspiring lessons from Sept. 11, 2001.

Tracking Progress with the Angus Bull
Over time, Angus breeders have improved the genetic merit of Angus bulls through use of EPDs.

Scrotal Circumference: Indicator of Heifer Fertility?
“If we want to improve economic efficiency in our herds, what’s the best thing that we can do? Have more calves.”

Measure Up Winter Cow Feed Options
Corn-crop residue is still a cost-effective alternative.

Environmental Impact
Environmental factors such as matching cows to their environment, heat stress and immunity to disease affect herd fertility.

Male Fertility
Heat stress and disease can impact bull fertility.

Best Practices Help Livestock Producers Benefit More from High Prices
Prices may change tomorrow; have a fine-tuned management plan in place.

Choose Milk Replacer Carefully
Check the label for protein sources and fat content.

Calf Scours
Scours doesn’t kill calves; dehydration does.

The Quick & the Deadly
A lethal bacteria lives in the gut of healthy animals and waits for its moment to strike.

Nutrition for the Cow Herd: Supplementing Protein
Know when and how to supplement protein to help your cow herd perform.

Use Caution When Turning Cattle Out On Corn Stover
Grain overload can occur in cattle with unlimited access to grains.

Demand Study: Quality Builds Future for Beef
People in the cattle business, especially those with cow-calf herds,are enjoying per-head income levels unimagined even a few years ago.

The Wright Stuff
Cattleman differentiates his replacements.

Stockers Rise Above Commodity Roots
Tradition says the stocker business is simply about pounds of commodity feeder cattle, that stockers and quality are like oil and water.

Premium Circle
From pen rider to master of white tablecloths.

Heritage Campaign Strikes a Chord
Customers requested, and the Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand responded. They wanted to know more about their food and the people responsible for it.

Peterson Announces Ag Subcommittee Ranking Members
U.S. House Agriculture Committee Ranking Member Collin C. Peterson, D-Minn., announced Jan. 28, 2015, the Democratic Ranking Members and Subcommittee membership for the House Agriculture Committee’s six subcommittees.

Developing Replacements
Producers are encouraged to focus on heifer-development strategies to improve herd fertility.

2015 Cattle Raisers Convention Scheduled for March 27-29 in Fort Worth
The Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association (TSCRA) announced that the 138th annual Cattle Raisers Convention, the organization’s biggest ranching industry event of the year, is scheduled for March 27-29, 2015, at the Fort Worth Convention Center in Fort Worth, Texas.

Why Should I Care About Social Media?
Believe it or not, social media can be used for beef business.

A New Online Look
American Angus Association enhances web navigation and usability.

Ask ‘Blue Sky’ Questions
Gain new perspective for a new year.

The Beef Business: It’s Never Been Better
Additional consumers and new technology are making the future bright for beef.

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Cory Watt


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