Arlen Sawyer believes it would be difficult to get up in the morning if he didn’t take pride in his work. The Sawyers own A & B Cattle in Nebraska’s Northern Sandhills – in a county with a population of 1,600.
“I was born into the Angus business,” Arlen says. His parents and grandparents were Angus breeders and it was only natural that he follows their lead. “If I didn’t, I couldn’t have gone home at Christmas,” he jokes.
Arlen and wife, Becky, raised a family on the ranch and through the years, they’ve worked diligently to grow high-quality cattle that meet the Certified Angus Beef ® brand’s quality standards. “I like what I do. It gives me a feeling of obligation to do things as well as I can.”
Arlen says because the bar is set high, the beef industry is at a point where quality is the norm, not the exception. “There’s nothing that tastes better than a grilled rib steak,” he says. “We try to produce beef that gives consumers a ‘celebration in taste’.”
The Certified Angus Beef ® brand is brought to you by the American Angus Association ® and the proud cattlemen and women, like Arlen and Becky Sawyer, who are committed to producing only the best beef.
21,456 Angus cattle registered in 2011
513 Active American Angus Association members
Nine Historic herds (more than 50 years maintained by the same family)
Arlen Sawyer is an independent Angus cattle breeder and is not an employee of Certified Angus Beef LLC.