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Angus Foundation Raises More Than $265,000 for Education, Research

"Five heifer pregnancies from notable Angus breeders: 44 Farms, Cameron, Texas — Purchased for $10,000 by McMahon Family, Belle Point Ranch, Fort Smith, Ark."

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Beef Magazine

2017 Beef Seedstock 100

"The beef business is changing and as it does, its genetics suppliers are changing too. The BEEF Seedstock 100 list is your sourcebook and your history book for this highly important sector of the beef business."

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Houston Business Journal

Houston Businessmen Land on Fertitta’s Reality Show Season 2

"CNBC's "Billion Dollar Buyer" will feature a pair of Houston-based architects and designers along with Cameron-based 44 Farms, according to a release."

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A Focus on Customer Service Has Made the Rebirth of 44 Farms a Success Story

“Our principle business is providing productive genetics,” McClaren says. “The program is one of balance with maternal and carcass merit both holding importance so our producers can be successful.”

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Visiting 44 Farms, Where America’s Tastiest Cows Are Made

"This week on The Meat Show — Eater Video’s web series hosted by Eater NY editor and professional carnivore Nick Solares —  the crew visits 44 Farms, a cattle ranch 70 miles outside of Austin that is the source of some of the best and most highly regarded Black Angus beef in the country."

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Temple Daily Telegram

The Yards of Cameron Opens To All

The Yards of Cameron hosted an Opening Day event on February 20, which featured the first ever 44 Farms Farmers Market, a Cameron Yoeman alumni baseball game, a college baseball game and a kite flying event.

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Bovine Veterinarian

Young Leaders Honored at NCBA

Our very own Tracy Woods was awarded a spot in the 2015 "40 Under 40" class by Farm Journal Media. 40 Under 40 recognizes men and women who will be instrumental in meeting the 2050 challenge of feeding 9 billion people. Way to go, Tracy!

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Texas Cattle Ranchers Whipsawed Between Drought and Deluge

44 Farms discusses the aftermath of the recent flood in Cameron, Texas.

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BEEF Today

Put Health To the Test

The importance of screening for BVI-PI

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The Western Producer

$175,000 Heifer Donation Highlights Denver Bull Sale

44 Ruby 3839 contributed by 44 Farms of Cameron Texas was sold at the Angus Foundation sale held at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo. on Jan. 14. Proceeds benefit to the Angus Foundation which supports education, research and scholarships for Angus junior members.

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American Angus Association

Angus Foundation Heifer Package Goes To Three-Peat Buyer

A packed crowd in the Beef Palace Arena at the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) on Wednesday, Jan. 14, witnessed an impressive $175,000 bid for the Angus Foundation Heifer Package.

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BEEF Magazine

6 Tips for Buyers & Sellers at a Cattle Sale

Fall cattle sales offer opportunities for ranchers to expand by purchasing open and bred females. Here are six tips from Bob McClaren, founder and CEO of 44 Farms, for both buyers and sellers at a cattle sale.

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No ‘Misteak’: High Beef Prices a Boon for Drought-Weary Ranchers

​If you've shopped for meat recently, you no doubt have noticed that beef prices are up. Some grades are even at the highest levels ever recorded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Though the inflated prices may be hard on consumers, they're helping Texas cattle ranchers recover from a fierce drought.

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Houston Chronicle

Adapt or Die: A Central Texas Cattle Ranch Changes With the Times

44 Farms is one of the best examples of how the cattle business has evolved over the decades. Established in 1909 in Cameron by S.W. and Jose McClaren, the ranch is now helmed by great-grandson Bob McClaren.

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Edible Austin

Farmers Diary: 44 Farms

Edible Austin discusses the quality of 44 Farms beef as well as the process behind the farms operation.

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Progressive Cattleman

Record Attendance at 44 Farms Cattle Sale

​On Saturday, Oct. 25, an estimated 750 people attended the eighth annual 44 Farms bull and female cattle sale, including bidders from 32 states.

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Put Up Quality Silage

Researcher and cattlemen give tips to improve silage quality.

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Angus Journal

44 Farms To Donate 2015 Angus Foundation Heifer

The Angus Foundation is pleased to announce 44 Farms, Cameron, Texas, as the 2015 Angus Foundation Heifer Package donor. She sells January 2015 at the National Western Stock Show in Denver, Colo.

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Cowboys & Indians

The Grass Whisperer

Founded more than a century ago, 44 Farms in Cameron, Texas, has been run by four generations of the McClaren family. But what really sets the successful black Angus cattle and beef operation apart isn’t the McClarens’ history of tradition, but their innovative approach to farming the rich land along the Little River...

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My Table

6 Nosy Questions With Bob McClaren

Bob McClaren’s resume reads like a little boy’s fantasy: He’s worked as a sports executive (namely as the former president of the Houston Astros), sports agent and, ultimately, a real-life cowboy.

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Behind the Gates: 44 Farms

Sherwood W. McClaren built 44 Farms’ first red barn back in the early 20th century, putting down the roots for a Central Texas legacy that remain to this day.

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Progressive Cattleman

A Time To Build: Bred Heifer Sales and Drought Recovery

​After a two-year drought that besieged Texas and the surrounding states, the cattle industry gears up for a recovery. Three registered Angus breeders of varying size and scope offer their unique perspectives on how to rebuild and whether now, indeed, is the time.

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Beef Merger in Big Leagues

The former Astros president of business operations and current team board member and consultant says the same methodology can be applied to 44 Farms, his fast-growing business where four-legged performers are measured by a different type of quality standard.

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