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Hereford Thrives In Uncertain Year

The American Hereford Association reports increases in registrations and memberships this fiscal year, while sale averages climbed. The breed's drive for genetic improvement includes a focus on the female.

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Angus Names Esther McCabe Director of Performance Programs

The American Angus Association® recently named Esther McCabe, Ph.D., a third-generation Angus producer originally from Elk City, Kansas, as director of performance programs.

Livestock Producers on Level Playing Field Thanks to MOU Between USDA and FDA

USDA announces the finalization of a MOU with FDA outlining responsibilities concerning the regulation of certain animals developed using genetic engineering that are intended for agricultural purposes. 

Beef carcasses
Limousin Adds 45,000 Harvest Data Phenotype Records

Carcass trait EPDs for Limousin and Lim-Flex® cattle took a leap forward with the inclusion of more than 45,000 harvest data phenotype records from Limousin and Lim-Flex cattle into the IGS national cattle evaluation.

Angus VNR: Convey Genetic Potential, Reap Rewards

More information can lead to more dollars at sale time. Paul Dykstra, assistant director of supply management and analysis for the Certified Angus Beef ® brand, gives tips for marketing commercial feeder calves.

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Dr. Charles McPeake Passes

Tennessee native and former University of Georgia animal science department head and Beef Improvement Federation pioneer Dr. Charles McPeake, 75, died Dec. 18, 2020.

Bair Ranch, Montana
ABS Global Partners With Montana's Bair Ranch

ABS Global and The Bair Ranch are collaborating to demonstrate the potential impact of a cow-calf management system utilizing sex-skewed semen and terminal genetics.  

USDA Oversight of Gene-Edited Livestock: A Seismic Shift for Agriculture

USDA announced its intent to have primary oversight over gene-edited livestock. Secretary Perdue said this would be a significant step in modernizing regulations of agricultural animals produced by genetic engineering.