Logan County Farm Bureau members John and Gaye Pfeiffer hosted ranchers, community leaders, state agricultural organizations, family and friends at the family’s ranch near Mulhall, Oklahoma, on April 27 to commemorate a barn painting celebrating the Certified Angus Beef® brand’s 40th anniversary.
The Pfeiffers’ barn was chosen as one of 40 barns across the country to be painted with the brand’s logo as a part of its anniversary celebration.
John Pfeiffer – Logan County Farm Bureau president, vice president and vice chairman of the American Angus Association and former president of the Certified Angus Beef board of directors – is the fourth generation to raise cattle in Logan County on land originally homesteaded the day after the historic land run.
The day also was commemorated with a proclamation from Gov. Mary Fallin, who declared April 27, 2018 “Pfieffer Family ‘Brand the Barn’ and Certified Angus Beef® Celebration Day.”
The Pfeiffer family produces Certified Angus Beef® brand beef, which is required to meet 10 quality standards.
“On the average, we can expect about an increase of $30 per calf for those that meet the Certified Angus Beef® brand specifications,” John Pfeiffer said. “It’s been very instrumental in providing extra margins for cattlemen that try to breed and produce for the brand.”
Pfieffer said Oklahoma consumers can find Certified Angus Beef® products at licensed retailers across the state including Crest Foods and Reasor’s stores.
The Certified Angus Beef® brand was established in 1978 by the American Angus Association with a mission of supporting Angus farming families by driving demand for their cattle via a brand of consistently premium beef.