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Growing More Grass
with Intensive Grazing

Through rest and rotation, Kansas cattleman increases ranch carrying capacity fourfold.

Kent Powell and wife Linda raise registered-Angus cattle on their ranch near Kalvesta, Kan., — a ranch that has been in Kent’s family since his great-grandfather started farming there in 1887.

“For much of our history, we farmed wheat and a little milo. When faced with the decision to upgrade equipment and hire help to continue farming — or change direction — we chose to convert our farmland to grass,” says Kent. Read more.

Association Elects New Officers, Directors

The American Angus Association elects breed leaders to serve membership.

The American Angus Association announced new directors and officers elected to its Board of Directors during the 132nd Annual Convention of Delegates in Overland Park, Kan. Those serving the Association for three-year terms are James Coffey of Hustonville, Ky.; Chuck Grove of Forest, Va.; Mike McCravy of Bowdon, Ga.; Don Schiefelbein of Kimball, Minn.; and Mick Varilek of Geddes, S.D.

Jim Sitz, Dillon, Mont., was elected the new Association president and chairman of the Board of Directors. He succeeds Steve Olson, Hereford, Texas. Sitz operates Sitz Angus Ranch near Dillon, Mont., which has been a family tradition since 1928. He and his wife, Tammi, have four children: Amber, Ashley, Tyler and Tucker. Read more.

Angus Names Allen Moczygemba CEO

Texas native to lead the nation’s largest beef breed organization.

Allen Moczygemba, a native of San Antonio, Texas, is the new CEO of the American Angus Association, effective Dec. 1, 2015.

Moczygemba will serve as the chief executive for the American Angus Association and for each of the Association’s subsidiaries: Angus Productions Inc. (API), Certified Angus Beef LLC (CAB), Angus Genetics Inc. (AGI) and the Angus Foundation. He will also be responsible for implementing the Association’s long-term strategic objectives and leading a team of more than 200 employees. The Association Board of Directors announced the decision Friday, Oct. 30. Read more.

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Association Perspective

Adding value to Angus-sired calves.

Increasing the value of your Angus-sired feeder cattle and replacement heifers is probably of more importance this year than in years past, especially with the lower feeder-cattle prices compared to last year. A year ago, most feeder cattle were selling for record prices, and the price difference between high- and low-quality feeder cattle was not significant in most parts of the region. This year is a different story.

Premiums are being paid for Angus-sired feeder cattle that have been properly managed, with a history of performing in the feedlot and meeting Certified Angus Beef® (CAB®) brand standards. As you look forward to marketing your calves this year or any year, it’s time to consider enrolling your calves in the AngusSource® or AngusSource Genetic program through the American Angus Association to increase their value. Read more.

Task Force Wants Antibiotic Resistance Solutions

Solutions to antibiotic resistance should be a top public health priority.

A national task force report on the growing problem of antibiotic resistance in animal agriculture spotlights the need to make finding solutions a top public health priority, said Willie Reed, dean of the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Reed serves on the 14-member Task Force on Antibiotic Resistance in Production Agriculture composed of agricultural educators, industry leaders and animal health specialists.

In its report released Oct. 29, the task force recommended that a centralized research organization be created to coordinate public and private efforts to curb antibiotic resistance, which the group says, “threatens human, animal and environmental health.” Read more.

What’s Inside …

In this November edition of the Angus Beef Bulletin EXTRA, you'll find valuable articles devoted to the management, marketing, and health and nutrition of your beef enterprise. Select from the tabs at the top of the page to access this month’s entire offering by category. A few select features include:

News Briefs …

The American Angus Association and its subsidiaries generate a wealth of information to keep members and affiliates informed of what's happening within the industry, as well as with the programs and services they offer. Click here for easy access to the newsrooms of the American Angus Association and Certified Angus Beef LLC and the Angus Journal Daily archive available in the API Virtual Library.

Report Reveals Realities of Feeding
9.7 Billion People by 2050

Elanco Animal Health’s Enough™ Movement presents solutions to real issues, encourages dialogue on creating a food-secure world to #Feedthe9.

On Oct. 28 Elanco Animal Health, a subsidiary of Eli Lilly & Co., released an updated report in support of its groundbreaking food security movement, ENOUGH: Building a Food-Secure Tomorrow. The report and its new, interactive website can be found at

The Enough Movement, a global community dedicated to finding practical solutions for a food-secure world, is commemorating its second year by growing into a new, interactive digital report. The site fosters discussion on the global implications and realities of food security and ways to take action. Read more.

Your Health


Sing F-A-S-T to End Stroke

American Stroke Association urges public to learn song.

As part of World Stroke Day observed Oct. 29, the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association urged the public to sing a tune that could save lives. The “F.A.S.T. Song” helps people learn the most common warning signs of stroke and what to do if one occurs: