Thursday marked the 40th birthday of the Certified Angus Beef Brand. The occasion didn’t pass by without fanfare, as employees, fans, and cattlemen behind the brand gathered at the Atterholt Farms near Loudonville to celebrate.
Since this spring, barn painter Troy Freeman of Free Sky Studios has been criss-crossing the country painting 40 barns with the recognizable Certified Angus Beef Brand logo. The 40th and final of these paintings was officially completed in front of the cheering audience on Thursday, as state and national agricultural representatives looked on.
The barn murals are each hand-painted, a process Freeman said took about three days on average.
Ohio Department of Agriculture Director David Daniels was in attendance with two proclamations from Governor Kasich. One recognized the 40 years Certified Angus Beef (CAB) has been going, while the other recognized this being the 100th year of the Ohio Angus Association.
The Brand has strong roots in Ohio, having been started in the state in 1978 and the first official Certified Angus Beef Brand meat sold in Columbus.
CAB President John Stika finished the painting by adding “#40” to the mural. Watch his chat with Ohio Ag Net’s Joel Penhorwood in the video below.