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Honoring the best

It’s no secret: we need you.

The pull through demand that our licensed foodservice and retail partners create relies on a consistent and abundant supply of high-quality beef. Growing supply is a team effort, no doubt, but the Certified Angus Beef® team takes great honor in being able to recognize some of our biggest influencers in that supply each year.

Ranchers and feedyard managers have a way of doing things really well, even when no one else is watching. We know your genetic selection isn’t made on what the neighbors might think, and a drive for a higher CAB® acceptance rate is based on a sound business decision rather than an award.


Mark and John present the 2014 Feedlot Partner of the Year award to Ryan and June Loseke, of Columbus, Neb.

Yet, we’re on a mission to find and recognize the best. We’ve asked for your nominations in the past and it’s that time of year to again evaluate the outstanding industry partners around you and share their success stories with us.

Our team will be accepting nominations for two different categories:

The Commitment to Excellence awards most closely takes into consideration the applicants’ direct effect on the supply of high-quality cattle that qualify for the brand. Elements we may consider for this award may include–but are not limited to–genetics selection, management practices, customer service, progressive use of technology and overall CAB® acceptance rate. Nominations can be made in one of three categories:

  • Seedstock breeder
  • Commercial producer
  • Feedlot

John and Donita Moes, of Florence, S.D., won last year’s Progressive Partner award

The Progressive Partner award recognizes those who have found the most innovative and effective ways to add value to high-quality cattle. We’re looking for folks with an advanced marketing approach in today’s business. Nominees may come from any segment of the industry and may be recognized as individuals or as a business.

In the beef business the people you partner with are just as important as the cattle you’re trading. If you have someone you’d like to nominate for any of the above awards, please let us know. You can give me a call at 812-653-0020 or send me an email at and I’ll be glad to set you up with a simple form.

Nominations are due by April 30th. We’d love to hear from you today!


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Although I've been with CAB since 2009, I'm the newest member of the Black Ink team as a Supply Programs Manager. I'm the third generation to thrive from my family's Angus farm near Orleans, Indiana and am a proud alumni of the University of Kentucky College of Agriculture. I'm a gypsy at heart, yet my constant love for God, family and agriculture keep me grounded no matter where I am on the globe. I like my meat red, my cattle black and my basketball Kentucky blue!
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