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August 2017

A Clean, Well-lighted Place
Software engineer credits the Association’s kindness and culture for 50 years of service.

Tom Burke Endowment Fund Creates Junior Award Through Angus Foundation
Lifelong Angus breeder inducted into prestigious Saddle & Sirloin Portrait Gallery.

Angus Moves to Single Step
American Angus Association unveils enhancements to its weekly national cattle evaluation.

Score! Or Not.
Reproductive tract scores can be a valuable tool, but a Florida extension specialist says there may be a better way to select for fertility.

Get an Extension
Tips for extending fall and winter grazing.

Protein on the Prairie
Research shows protein on U.S. native grasslands in decline.

Tiny Trouble
Lyme disease and other tick-carried diseases on the rise in Ohio.

Decent Exposure
Farm and ranch risks make right insurance coverage a must.

What a Chef Wants: Terms of His Own
California chef rises through the ranks, ends up a TV personality.

Good Interruptions
Sous chef steps up to lead charge in Nashville.

The Angus Route
Arkansas mailman delivers better Angus cattle each year.

The Road Less Traveled
When Tom met Sally, they found their own way to top Angus quality.

Woodlawn Farm
An eye for Angus

2017 Angus Convention: Two Incredible Grand Prizes
The grand prizes are a must-see at the American Angus Association Annual Convention Nov. 4-6 in Fort Worth, Texas.

Staying Power
CSU looks at developing a breeding value for stayability in cows.

Genetics of Reproduction Project and MateSel
Researchers seek lethal gene variants causing embryonic loss in beef cattle.

Local Genetic Adaptation Project
MU beef genetics specialist seeks GE-EPD values specific to region.

Beef Cattle Climate Adaptability
How can genomics help?

Field Testing $B in Purebred Cattle
In field trial, high-$B group outperforms low-$B group in every metric.

The Economic Benefits of ESAI
Reproductive physiologist urges cattlemen to re-evaluate the cost comparison of synchronized AI vs. natural service.

Adopting Technology
Speaker encourages use of AI to make genetic and profit gains.

How Do You Compare?
National cow-calf survey conducted by CattleFax offers opportunity for comparisons.

Balancing Family & Business
Family business is not an issue to be solved, but rather a source of tension to be managed, according to this family business specialist.

Work and Prayer
Monk answers a higher calling and finds his dream life in the cattle business.

Curless Named World Champ
Illinois auctioneer wins 2017 World Livestock Auctioneer Championship.

Cozzitorto to Lead Angus Productions Inc.
The American Angus Association announces Rick Cozzitorto as API president.