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November 2016

Living the Good Life
Building upon his heritage, 2016 American Angus Association President Jim Sitz is driven to set the stage for the next generation.

President's Perspective
President Jim Sitz shares thoughts on his tenure serving on the American Angus Association Board of Directors.

Celebrating a Century of Angus in the West
Histories intertwine through National Western.

Become More Supplement Savvy
Understanding ruminant digestion, nutrient content and price of feedstuffs are all important factors in selecting cow herd supplements.

2016 May be Turning Point for Producers
Decreasing returns may stifle herd expansion.

Global Goals
Beef trade is big business; here’s how the United States is staying competitive.

Fingertip Marketing
Websites, social media play key role in reaching customers.

Marketing Angus From All Angles
Wulf Cattle leverages its marketing power by purchasing bull customers’ calves to stock its feedlot. …

USDA provides grants, market information to help farmers, large and small.

Face the Pace of Change
From beef markets to production systems, the beef industry is changing.

Ag Outlook: Not So Good, Not All Bad
Basse predicts price plateaus for most commodities.

The Matching Game
Technology, economics and consumers dictate cattle feeding.

Finding a Better Way
Lifelong cattleman turns to quality focus.

Working Backward
A deep concern for the consumer drives Georgia cattleman forward.

Work Hard, Smart
Only premium quality is worth the effort.

Reputation Rules
From gate to plate, customers know what to count on.

Changing Attitudes Through Welfare
Science backs welfare movement in cattle industry.

Snippets on Sustainability
How do other industries broach the subject?

Flying High
Former NJAA member soars with FFA.

Starting Them Young
Families encourage Angus involvement from the get-go for their young future breeders.

Rising Sons
With a World Livestock Auctioneering Championship finalist and an under-30 assistant executive director as sons, Susan and Albert Epperly have plenty of which to be proud.

Leadership Insight
Striving for effective leadership on boards and committees.

Future Blooming Through Family
Pasture grass isn’t the only thing growing at Raines Farms.

4 Ways To Clipping Perfection
Kirk Stierwalt provides tips for maintaining your clippers.