Nov 19, 2023

Two Ellis ranchers are new members of the American Angus Association

Posted Nov 19, 2023 9:40 AM

American Angus Association

ST. JOSEPH, Mo—Lane Smith, Ellis, is a new member of the American Angus Association and Graham Livingston, Ellis, is a new junior member, reports Mark McCully, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Missouri.

Junior members of the Association are eligible to register cattle in the American Angus Association, participate in programs conducted by the National Junior Angus Association and take part in Association-sponsored shows and other national and regional events. Visit for more information about the National Junior Angus Association.

The American Angus Association is the largest beef breed association in the world, with more than 22,000 active adult and junior members. 

It’s home to an extensive breed registry that grows by more than 300,000 animals each year. The Association also provides programs and services to farmers, ranchers and others who rely on Angus to produce quality genetics for the beef industry and quality beef for consumers.

The Association records ancestral information and keeps production records and genomic data on individual animals to develop industry-leading selection tools for its members. The programs and services of the Association and its entities — Angus Genetics Inc., Angus Media, Certified Angus Beef LLC and the Angus Foundation — help members advance the beef cattle business by selecting the best animals for their herds and marketing quality genetics for the beef cattle industry and quality beef for consumers. 

For more information about Angus cattle and the American Angus Association, visit