November 22, 2022 | Vol. 15 : No. 11

Front Page

Angus Annual Report

Fiscal Year Ending Strong

2022 signals strong demand for Angus cattle, beef product.

“Angus breeders have completed a successful year, despite many challenges with weather and rising input costs,” commented CEO Mark McCully at the close of the American Angus Association’s 2022 fiscal year.

Casey Jentz

Association Perspective

Angus Convention for commercial cattlemen.

Miranda Reiman and Regional Manager Casey Jentz chat about Angus Convention and its benefits for commercial cattlemen.

Breeding for a Better Future

Genetics have potential to be a game changer in the sustainability space.

“Continuous improvement” is a popular phrase as organizations and companies adopt sustainability plans, but it’s not a new concept in cattle country. Collectively, Angus breeders and their customers have operated under that “always getting better” mindset all along, says Kelli Retallick-Riley, president of Angus Genetics Inc.

November 8, 2022 | Vol. 15 : No. 11

Selecting for the End Goal

Experts discuss tools for finding the right replacements to help meet breeding objectives.

Selecting replacement heifers can be overwhelming. There is a lot to consider: What heifers fit my breeding goals? On what expected progeny differences should I focus? What role does environment play? The list goes on, but perhaps the most important question is: What are my breeding objectives?

News & Notes

Industry tidbits from around the country.

This installment of “News & Notes” features articles about the National Angus Bull Sale in Oklahoma City, Okla., in January; the Angus Foundation Heifer Package that will kick off the sale; a change to specifications to qualify for the Certified Angus Beef® brand; the Angus Journal’s new podcast, The Angus Conversation; a partnership to address forest management and wildfire control; and funding to expand processing capacity.

Fed’s Efforts to Temper Inflation and Cool the Economy Will Continue

Consumer spending is seemingly unfazed by inflation, interest rate hikes.

The Federal Reserve is finding it harder to cool the economy than expected. Most corners of the U.S. economy are performing very well considering the Fed has been aggressively raising rates for seven months. Manufacturing continues to expand, consumer spending remains strong, the labor market is still extremely tight, and Quarter 3 gross domestic product data showed solid growth.