Certified at 99%
Mon Jan 26, 2015 05:53 PM CST

Johnnie Hubach knew he was leaving money on the table. He decided to get focused on Certified Angus Beef (CAB) standards for his entire 500-head herd. It wouldn't happen overnight, but Hubach was determined it would happen.

Adding the necessary carcass merits to his existing Black Angus genetics took about six years. Now, in 2015, he has watched his percentage of CAB-qualified animals increase from 60 to as high as 99%. Annual profits have increased, too, by as much as $112 per head.

Jim Humphrey, University of Missouri Extension livestock specialist, said Hubach's approach ...

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