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In 1978, Ella Whitt purchased the first pound of Certified Angus Beef® brand product at Renzetti’s GA in Columbus, Ohio. Whitt couldn’t know her simple purchase would launch a new frontier for the beef industry – the world’s first brand of fresh beef.
The landmark sale and the steady success of the Certified Angus Beef ® brand is attributed to a handful of Ohio cattlemen and Angus supporters who envisioned consistently flavorful, tender and juicy beef that would exceed consumer demands for quality.
The Certified Angus Beef Program was formed in 1978 to provide assurances of beef flavor and tenderness to consumers, who during the 1970s were largely dissatisfied with beef. The program would support the American Angus Association® by providing consumers mouthwatering beef, ultimately creating demand for high-quality Angus cattle.
Today, the brand sells over 2.2 million pounds of product daily through food service and grocery stores. It is the largest, most successful brand of beef in the world and a symbol of excellence to consumers at nearly 14,000 restaurants and grocery stores in the United States and 43 other countries.
You want flavorful food on your family’s dinner table. So do America’s Angus cattle producers. For generations, America’s cattlemen and women have worked to produce the most flavorful, tender and juicy beef available. They are committed to raising superior beef for you, the consumer.
Look for the Certified Angus Beef® brand label. It’s the only brand owned by the American Angus Association ® and its nearly 30,000 rancher members.
As a non-profit arm of the organization, Certified Angus Beef LLC promotes the breed through sales of high-quality, Certified Angus Beef ® brand products. The brand is a cut above USDA Prime, Choice and Select. Beef must pass 10 quality standards to earn the premium name. Taste the difference!
Our humble beginnings centered on a group of family ranchers, determined to create the very best brand of beef. Nearly 40 years later, not much has changed. We’re still a group of family ranchers who want nothing more, and nothing less, than to bring the very best Angus beef to the table. We’re proud of our unique heritage, from our family ranchers to your family table.