Creative leaders and beef experts who strive to do all with excellence describe those recognized with Certified Angus Beef awards as part of the company’s virtual Annual Conference, Sept. 22 and 23.

Faced with a challenging year in food marketing, brand partners advanced business by delivering dinnertime solutions from fresh cuts to ground beef to convenient, labor-saving items.

“One constant that energizes this community is knowing taste remains the No. 1 reason people crave beef and these companies deliver on that promise with the Certified Angus Beef ® brand,” John Stika, Certified Angus Beef president, says. “Our partners excelled this year at sharing their expertise and furthering this brand’s reputation as the best beef.”

Not every company can claim a top award, but each deserves recognition for steps taken to elevate the brand and business, not always easily measured in pounds sold. Each milestone gives these companies and their teams reasons to celebrate.

Partners in every aspect of the beef business, from ranchers raising cattle sustainably to retailers offering consumers easy meals to restaurants innovating with beef tallow, received honors identified in the award listing. Learn more about the family farmers, meat companies, foodservice distributors, restaurants and retailers awarded.