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April 2014

Angus Announces Plans for Expansive Communications Center
New venture will create unified platform for expanded breed communications, marketing.

Texas Auxiliary Establishes Endowment Fund
Texas Angus youth are eligible for a scholarship funded through the Angus Foundation.

Angus Foundation Selects 2014 YCC Representative
Julie Ellingson will represent the Angus Foundation during the national conference and industry tour.

Grass that Gives You More
Extended grazing adds pounds, revenue to the bottom line.

Filling the Forage Gap
Consider late-summer planting of turnips for quick, quality forage.

Tips for Drought Recovery
Optimizing moisture to rebuild vegetation levels.

Locating a Home Away from Home
When pasture resources are short, finding forage resources where growing conditions are better may offer an alternative to selling cows. …

Restocking Considerations
Cattle producers have many options to weigh when restocking.

What’s in Your Cow Pie?
Hopefully you can find dung beetles.

Timing is Everything
Clemson researchers hit 73% Choice with a short stint in the feedlot.

Reproductive Tools Available for Beef Producers
AI and estrous-synchronization programs can prove helpful during breeding season.

Lasting Effects
Extreme cold, winter conditions could mean infertility in the bull pen and even higher beef costs in the meatcase.

Aftereffects of Wolf Attacks
Cows witnessing wolf attacks suffer symptoms similar to PTSD.

Incorporating Genomics
Why one Illinois Angus breeder uses DNA testing in his herd.

Why? Why? Why? Why not?
An Iowa cattleman’s questions lead to answers for his cow herd.

Temperament and Taste
Oklahoma rancher values quality, good disposition in his herd.

Survey Details Angus Influence
Survey reports 34% of herds are considered straightbred Angus, 89% of commercial herds use Angus.

Sustainability: More Than a Buzzword
Beef industry sustainability research responds to criticisms.

Keeping Beef On The Plate
As the 2015 Dietary Guidelines are being discussed, the beef industry is encouraged to speak up.

Focus on Health Care
Tax and Credit Committee addresses Obamacare.

Freedom to Operate Plans Forward Movement
Committee decides its priorities for future action.

Cattle Health & Well-being
Committee discusses ramifications of potential live-animal imports from Brazil and Argentina, feedlot audits and antimicrobial use.

Emerging Cattle Health Issues
New research on health and welfare were presented at working group.

Working Group Discusses Herd Security
Group explores strategies for maintaining herd health security, with particular attention to bovine viral diarrhea (BVD).

The Smartest Things We Did
Ranchers share how they have maintained ranch profitability,
sustainability and family values for multiple generations.

Stop the Fighting on the Way to the Funeral Home
Family-business consultant shares best practices to help farm families
successfully transition their farms and ranches to the next generation.

Family Farming in the United States
Most U.S. farms still rely primarily on labor provided by the farm family, and most large farms, which rely heavily on nonfamily labor, are still organized as family businesses.