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American Akaushi Association

In 1994 the nucleus of the American Akaushi herd was brought to the United States. The same closed herd and multi-trait selection process used in Japan, is now used in the United States by the American Akaushi Association members.

American Akaushi cattle are 100 percent pure and are direct descendants of the Mount Aso Region’s revered Akaushi herds. The Akaushi breed was approved by the National Pedigree Livestock Council as an official purebred breed and received a breed code (AA) from the National Association of Animal Breeders. Our branded beef programs have been approved by the USDA which should help our members increase their bottom line.

We are committed to increasing the number of Akaushi influenced cattle by working with producers who have a desire to significantly improve the quality and value of their calves using their current cow herd. Additionally, we will manage the American Akaushi Association as a business, investing profits back into membership programs, market research and services in order to best serve the membership’s goals, while maintaining the highest level of integrity.

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Boehringer Ingelheim

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The Boehringer Ingelheim group is one of the world’s 20 leading pharmaceutical companies. Headquartered in Ingelheim, Germany, Boehringer Ingelheim operates globally with 145 affiliates and a total of more than 47,500 employees. The focus of the family-owned company, founded in 1885, is researching, developing, manufacturing and marketing new medications of high therapeutic value for human and veterinary medicine.

Social responsibility is an important element of the corporate culture at Boehringer Ingelheim. This includes worldwide involvement in social projects, such as the initiative “Making more Health” and caring for employees. Respect, equal opportunities and reconciling career and family form the foundation of the mutual cooperation. In everything it does, the company focuses on environmental protection and sustainability.

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Canadian Angus Association

The Canadian Angus Association is Canada’s largest purebred beef breed organization. The Association represents more than 2,000 members across Canada for the purposes of registering and recording the pedigrees of purebred Angus cattle in the closed HerdBook and promoting the breed across Canada.

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Canadian Beef Breeds Council

Canadian Beef Breeds Council’s vision is to provide a unified voice in support of the purebred genetics provided within the Canadian beef cattle industry. Its mission is to ensure the continuity, growth and prosperity of the Canadian purebred cattle sector as an integral component of the Canadian beef cattle industry.

The CBBC mandate is to support Canadian purebred cattle producers through service provision aimed at genetic improvement, animal health, extension services and information dissemination; promote Canadian beef cattle genetics both domestically and internationally by identifying market opportunities, facilitating access through timely intelligence and informing the commercial industry of the attributes of the Canadian beef advantage both at home and abroad; represent the purebred cattle sector to government by advocating effective policy, ensuring market access and enhancing competitiveness.

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Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) is a multi-stakeholder organization focused on advancing sustainability efforts within the Canadian Beef Industry. The CRSB connects stakeholders with a common vision and mission, and facilitates the framework for the industry to be a global leader in the continuous improvement and sustainability of the beef value chain.

The CRSB has three areas of work. First, it is leading the National Beef Sustainability Assessment. This innovative and science-based project will benchmark the Canadian beef industry’s social, economic and environmental impact, and will provide an important starting point for the industry to track its progress going forward. Second, it is developing the framework for stakeholders to be able to produce and source verified sustainable beef. This work consists of the development of indicators and verification protocols. Finally, the organization will develop projects to build upon the work completed in the first two areas.


Canfax, a division of Canadian Cattlemen’s Association, has provided expert analysis of markets and trends in the ever changing North American beef industry for over forty years. In this new millennium, cattlemen, feedlot managers, and agri-business professionals will continue to rely on up-to-the-minute information as an essential tool for maximizing profit in today’s beef sector. Whether your operation needs to plan for three hours or three years into the future, Canfax delivers timely, accurate information for 21st Century cattle industry professionals.

HeartBrand Beef

Fourth-generation cattle ranchers Ronald and Jordan Beeman created HeartBrand Beef to revolutionize the beef industry by bringing exceptionally delicious and healthy Japanese Akaushi beef to American consumers.

HeartBrand’s Akaushi Beef is both tender and delicious as well one of the healthiest sources of protein you can eat. The great taste and health benefits are unique to Akaushi cattle, so the Beemans have worked diligently to maintain and protect the Akaushi breed. HeartBrand produces source-verified Akaushi beef under rigorous quality guidelines and certified product testing. HeartBrand is involved in every step of the process, from ranch to table, ensuring that our beef is both the best-tasting beef in the world and the healthiest beef you’ll ever eat.

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Real Agriculture

Real Agriculture focuses on the issues that impact agriculture. We provide insight on issues and what the news means to your business.

Sandhills Cattle Association

The Sandhills Cattle Association was organized in the late 1930’s with the purpose of bringing together cattle feeders from what was then referred to as the “Corn Belt” and ranchers raising cattle in the Sandhills. The Association was to assist with the purchase and sale of Sandhills cattle and to promote a spirit of cooperation friendship and mutual understanding between producers and feeders.

Today, the Sandhills Cattle Association continues to promote the cattle and resources of the Sandhills through education, marketing, communications and unique member services. The Association hosts an annual membership meeting and convention on the Thursday before Memorial Day in May, a ranch tour in late January open to any interested individuals at no cost and conducts a feedlot carcass contest open to members each year. In addition the office provides industry information relevant to its membership through numerous publications, lists and surveys.

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Verified Beef Production Plus

Canada’s beef cattle producers take great pride in their animals, their operations, the environment and the product they raise. The Verified Beef Production Plus (VBP+) program enables Registered beef cattle producers to prove to consumers and retailers that they adhere to the highest standards for food safety, animal care and environmental stewardship.