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March 2017

Reformatted Bull Sale Takes the Spotlight
All-new evening event attracts nearly 2,500 to celebrate Angus in the West.

Bull Sale Draws Crowd
American Angus Association’s annual bull sale averages $6,805 per head.

Foundation Heifer Sells at NWSS
Herbster Angus Farms purchases Basin Lucy 6265, donated by Basin Angus Ranch.

Champions of the Hill
Champions named at 2017 National Western Stock Show Super-Point Roll of Victory Angus Show.

When It All Comes Together
Hadley Pitts of Dal Porto Livestock selected as the 2017 Herdsman of the Year at the National Western Stock Show.

Junior Show Champions Named in Denver
RW First Class Sandy, BCII Sandy 0215 claim top female honors.

Denver Exclusive
Angus genetics showcased in the Yards at 2017 National Western Angus Carload & Pen Show.

A Marketer’s Dream
The National Western’s Angus Carload & Pen Show generates exposure in the historic Denver stockyards.

Angus in the West
Nearly 75 years of breed progress at the National Western Stock Show illustrated.

Painting the West Black
The National Western has a colorful history — but you can’t make any color without black.

Historic, with a Modern Twist
The National Western looks forward to a facelift.

Ag Adventures
National Western and CSU team up to give city kids an education.

Beware of Digital Dermatitis
Veterinary epidemiologist says the source of lameness is a growing cattle health issue with significant animal welfare implications.

Maximizing Reproductive Outcomes
Consider herd health factors.

Unintended Consequences
Could MLV vaccines be harming reproduction?

2017 ARSBC workshop set for Aug. 29-30
Make plans now to attend the 2017 Applied Reproductive Strategies in Beef Cattle (ARSBC) symposium Aug. 29-30.

Temperament and Reproduction
Dam's temperament affects reproductive performance.

Programming Reproduction
What do we know about fetal programming of reproduction and how can we manage it?

Prepping for ET Success
Donor and recipient management should optimize success of embryo transfer.

Opportunities Abound for Genetic, Reproductive Progress
The future is bright for reproductive and genetic progress in the beef cattle industry, said Mark Allen, director of genetic technology for Trans Ova Genetics, Sioux Center, Iowa.

Thinking Physiologically
Know calf physiology to avoid compromised newborns this spring.

Take the Corral to the Pasture
Portable corral systems and proper handling techniques create options for cattlemen.

A Simple Gift
Quality beef as part of a divine plan.

Sticking With It
Successive generations continue quality focus at Penrhos Farms.

A Banker, a Buyer and Long-distance Neighbors
Connecting quality cattle from the Montana mountains to Nebraska feeding plains.

Commodity Price Stabilization Expected in 2017
Some issues persist, but on a global basis, not as much volatility envisioned for the future.

Digging Deeper Into the Outlook
Angus Media team provides additional insight into CattleFax outlook.

Meeting Consumer Expectations
Consumers want food from sustainable systems, but don’t know what sustainable means.

Wardensville Bull Test Celebrates 50 Years
West Virginia bull test celebrates anniversary by maintaining relevance to industry.

Montana Welcome
Central Montana Angus Association hosts successful state tour.

My Old Kentucky Home
Somewhere south of the Mason-Dixon Line, a career cattleman tells his story of Angus heritage.