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If you make your living with the Business Breed, this podcast is for you. If you’re a passionate supporter, a user of Angus genetics or an ag industry enthusiast, you’re in the right place. Here the tailgate chatter meets boardroom banter and mixes with some deep conversations with old friends.


In its inaugural season, we’ll share new episodes every other week. Discussions will range from marketing and genetics to new technology and time-honored traditions.


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Meet Your Hosts


Mark McCully

When Mark McCully was growing up on a diversified Illinois farm, he didn’t imagine a future that included CEO of the American Angus Association on his resume. Yet, his background — full of experiences from the show ring to the sale barn to the meatcase — prepared him to lead the nation’s largest beef breed registry. It’s a post he’s held since 2019.


Mark previously served in various leadership roles at Certified Angus Beef and managed the Beef Improvement Program for Southern States Cooperative. He is a graduate of Western Illinois University and did graduate work at Michigan State University, where he also coached the livestock judging team.


He spends his days both in the big picture and dialed into the details trying to do what’s best for the 25,000 members of the Association. At the heart of that is his dedication to the beef business and a desire to see the independent cattle producer thrive.


Mark and his wife, Gerry, have two grown children, and are settled into their adopted hometown of Saint Joseph, Mo.


Miranda Reiman

Miranda Reiman’s  love of words, plants and animals was cultivated while growing up on a grain and livestock farm in southern Minnesota.


With an ag journalism degree in hand from South Dakota State University, Miranda spent 15 years at Certified Angus Beef and now finds herself splitting time between the Angus Journal and Angus Beef Bulletin teams as senior associate editor. She’s a professional question asker and life-long learner.


Miranda’s parents, in-laws and siblings make their living farming and ranching. That, along with the countless producers she now counts among her friends, motivates Miranda to make certain cattlemen have the information they need to remain profitable in the ever-changing beef business.


She and her husband, Mark, live in south-central Nebraska, where they’re raising six kids, one dog and a really big garden.


Brett Spader

Brett Spader grew up in the Angus world, and most of his memories include Angus in some way. He watched his parents and grandparents work toward making the breed better and got involved in the junior programs as soon as he could. He is a lifetime member of the American Angus Association and currently serves as the president of Angus Media.


After earning a degree from the University of Missouri, Brett spent time with the Kansas Livestock Association, DVAuction and the National Center for Beef Excellence.


Brett has a great appreciation for the breeders who comprise the Association, knowing no two breeder stories are the same. All are important, and his daily mission is to help individuals share what sets them apart.


He and his wife, Jill, are raising their daughter, Sloane, with a firm footing in the ag business. They manage a small herd of Angus cows, Quarter Horses, and Red and Blue Heelers on their farm near Lawrence, Kan.

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