The American Angus Association being the nation's largest beef registry association with over 30,000 members’ adults and juniors. Our goal is to serve the beef cattle industry, and increase of production consistent, high-quality beef that will better satisfy consumers worldwide. AAA vision is to be the first and most progressive member-driven, organization focused on beef consumers in the world.
The American Aberdeen Angus Association of breeders (name shortened in the 1950s to American Angus Association) was found in Chicago, Illinois, November 21, 1883, with 60 members. The growth of the Association in parallel the success of the Angus breed in America.
The American Angus Association is the largest organization in the nation breed of beef, serving more than 25,000 members across the United States, Canada and several other countries. It has a large breed registry that grows nearly 300,000 animals each year.
The Pathfinder Angus program was launched in 1978 in an effort to identify the top cows in the breed based on their performance records of Angus Herd Improvement Records (AHIR). By identifying these superior cows, the focus was on early puberty, reproduction and early calving, followed by regularity of calving and outperforms the average of offspring.
Since its inception, the main focus of the donor Angus Foundation was to provide opportunities to young Angus to become strong leaders for the future of the Angus breed and agricultural industry. This is accomplished by awarding scholarships, support programs and activities of the National Junior Angus Association (NJAA) and focusing on skills development of personal growth and leadership through various competitions, service NJAA the Board of Directors, and involvement in the Junior Angus Show national (NJAS).
The focus of the Angus Foundation is on education, and today the Angus Foundation works diligently to increase its financing portfolio to better meet the educational needs of Angus breeders of all ages. Increase educational opportunities will help build a strong knowledge base in Angus all members and will help ensure a more profitable future for agriculture. The Foundation will educate Angus breeders through "think tanks" and seminars that promote and encourage understanding of the Angus breed and the beef cattle industry on many relevant topics such as genetics, reproduction, marketing and processing and food safety.
The third role of Angus Foundation is to help fund research activities in order to advance the agricultural industry for the benefit of Angus breeders and other beef producers now and in the future. Research is being carried out to identify possible solutions to the unique challenges faced by agricultural interests, particularly the beef industry and its various segments from producer to consumer, will be at the forefront of research in the Angus Foundation.Read More»