Press Releases

Denton, Texas – “Oklahoma, where the Red Angus Roam” is the theme for the 2016 National Red Angus Convention planned for Sept. 7 – 9, 2016, in Oklahoma City.

Denton, Texas — Red Angus Association of America CEO Tom Brink announced today that Katie Ochsner, a native of Torrington, Wyoming, has been hired as a commercial marketing specialist.

Ochsner, who is in the final stages of obtaining a master’s degree in Animal Breeding and Genetics from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, also holds a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science and a minor in Leadership and Entrepreneurship from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and an associate’s degree from Casper College.

Denton, Texas – The oldest USDA Process Verified Program in existence, the Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program, which cattlemen have come to recognize quickly with the distinctive yellow tag that denotes Red Angus-genetic feeder calves, is setting new sales records. For the first quarter of calendar year 2016, all past sales records have been broken. Chessie Garrett, program coordinator, reports the FCCP program sold 81,150 tags, a 30 percent increase compared to the same period last year.

Denton, Texas – Honoring the legacy of long-time Red Angus breeder Sal Forbes while supporting the future leaders in the beef industry, the Sal Forbes Legacy Foundation Female sale netted $25,550 for the benefit of the Junior Red Angus Association.

Denton, Texas – The season for bull sales is here and busy cattlemen will now have the most up-to-date information available as they make genetic selections to be used in their herds. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) has released the 2016 Spring EPDs that evaluate traits from calving ease to performance to carcass merit. The suite of numbers includes tools to select cattle with optimum economic relevance such as stayability, heifer pregnancy and maintenance energy requirements.

Denton, Texas - In a time when commercial cattlemen are demanding profit-maximizing genetics, Red Angus breeders are stepping up to offer genetically superior bulls representing a decade of unrivaled breed improvement. This achievement is a result of Red Angus producers employing the breed’s genetic selection tools to fulfill their charge of providing commercial cattlemen and women with reliable, profit-generating herd bulls.

The Red Angus Association of America recently invested in an initial stock offering of Top Dollar Angus, Inc. RAAA President Kim Ford made the announcement at BrainTrust during the Red Angus activities held in conjunction with the National Western Stock Show.

Denton, Texas – Red Angus breeders around the country will come together in Denver to kick off the New Year with the annual BrainTrust conference scheduled Saturday, Jan. 9, 2016, at the DoubleTree Hotel, 3203 Quebec Street, Denver, Colorado. The program begins at 1:30 p.m. MST.

Denton, Texas – Larry Keenan, Red Angus Association of America Director of Breed Improvement, has been recognized as a recipient of Vance Publishing’s 40 Under 40 Award.

Denton, Texas - Chessie Garrett has been named the tag program coordinator and member services specialist for the Red Angus Association of America. 

In her role, she will aid producers in enrollment into the USDA-process-verified program and provide program support in completing the required elements of ordering tags for the Feeder Calf Certification Program, Allied Access and Pro-Cow tag programs.