RAAA Drops Total Maternal (TM) EPD
Eliminating Redundancy in EPD Suite
RAAA Releases HerdBuilder & GridMaster
Selection Tools Built on Science
American Red Angus Magazine Photo Contest
Submit your photos by October 31.
National Cattle Evaluation Time!
Submit your data on time

RAAA Drops Total Maternal (TM) EPD

Eliminating Redundancy in EPD Suite
In an action to reduce redundancy in RAAA’s suite of published EPDs, the Red Angus Breed Improvement Committee recently recommended the elimination of the Total Maternal EPD. In following RAAA Core Policy #8, the RAAA Board unanimously approved this recommendation; therefore, in recent days the TM EPD has been removed from the Animal Search and EPD Parameter Search.
 
Core Policy #8
The role of the Association is to objectively describe reproduction, growth, maintenance and carcass traits utilizing the fewest EPDs possible to achieve this purpose. The concept of Economically Relevant Traits guides this process.
 

RAAA Releases HerdBuilder & GridMaster

Selection Tools Built on Science

Guided by Red Angus philosophies that separate science from politics, Red Angus has developed and is excited to announce the release of the HerdBuilder and GridMaster indices. Powered by Total Herd Reporting data, which allows for the true assessment of the component ERTs, the reliability of Red Angus’ indices are unmatched. Incorporating the HerdBuilder and GridMaster indices into selection decisions will allow for greater progress in attaining the ultimate goal – maximum profitability.

HerdBuilder and GridMaster Definitions 

What is an Economic Selection Index?

The Development of HerdBuilder and GridMaster

American Red Angus Magazine Photo Contest

Submit your photos by October 31.

The American Red Angus Magazine (ARA)
is hosting its annual photo contest!
Submit your photos to Kevin LeMaster by
5 p.m. CDT on October 31, 2014,
and you could win up to $500. All entries must include
a minimum of one Red Angus animal. 
 
Categories include:
General Ranch Life, Calves, Cow-Calf Pairs, Females, Bulls,
Summer Pasture, Fall Pasture, Winter Pasture and Spring Pasture.
 
Cash Prizes:
$100 per each category
$500 Grand Prize (Adults 18+)
$500 Grand Prize (Under 18)
 
All eligible entries must be in a mega-pixel digital format,
and all photos will become property of the ARA Magazine.
To view a flyer, click here.
 

 

National Cattle Evaluation Time!

Submit your data on time
National Cattle Evaluation Time!
 
As weaning time approaches, be sure to submit your data on time so it can be included in the National Cattle Evaluation (NCE). Please submit data by:
 
October 24, 2014 for paper
 
October 31, 2014 for electronic
 
The request for calving information has just been sent. Now is the time to start thinking about submitting the birth and weaning information for the Spring 2014 calf crop.
 
Member Services Registry Specialists have put together a list of frequently asked questions that might help in the completion of your records. As always, they are available Monday – Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. CDT for help you if you do not find what you are looking for.
 

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