Press Releases

With increasing expectations of commercial producers, the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) strives to ensure producers of the productive, long-term, positive return of Red Angus genetics. Powered by the Red Angus database and a GeneSeek reduced-panel DNA test, the RAAA has developed and released the Herd Navigator genetic panel. 
 
The Herd Navigator provides vital genetic information on tested Red Angus-influenced commercial females.
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is pleased to announce its new Director of Commercial Marketing, Gary Fike. Fike’s primary responsibilities will be to plan and direct marketing programs with a focus on increasing demand for Red Angus genetics.
 
“Gary brings to the Association not only a vast amount of knowledge in the beef industry, but has experience in connecting producers, feedlots and packers to reach a high-quality endpoint,” said Twig Marston, Association CEO.
Almost 200 Red Angus enthusiasts traveled to Savannah, Ga., for the 61st annual Red Angus National Convention Sept.
Red Angus producers from Texas to Montana reported 954 head of Red Angus cattle that reached tremendous yield and quality combinations earning them the title of Grid Master in 2014.
Guided by Red Angus philosophies that separate science from politics, the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is pleased to announce the development and release of the HerdBuilder and GridMaster indices. 
 
A selection index is used to estimate differences in an operation’s overall profitability from a specific selection decision.
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) welcomes Harold Bertz as its new Director of Business Development. A Missouri native, Bertz will play an integral role in increasing the demand for Red Angus genetics. 
 
“Harold brings vision and fresh ideas to the Red Angus Association,” said Twig Marston, Association chief executive officer. “He is dedicated to his work, the beef industry and the Red Angus breed.
Chessie Garrett of Justin, Texas, recently joined the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) in the registration department after completing an internship with the Association this summer.
 
Garrett is currently a junior at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, where she is pursuing a degree in animal science and is an active member of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and Block and Bridle. Garrett grew up around a cow-calf operation in Mt.
Each year, members of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) elect their fellow breeders to serve the RAAA and continue to advance its mission. This year, members elected Kim Ford, Bertrand, Neb., to serve as the 30th president of the RAAA. 
 
Ford and her husband Scott own and operate Cross Diamond Cattle Co.
The American Red Angus Magazine (ARA) is awarding cash prizes up to $500 to winners of its annual photo contest. Submissions will be accepted until 5 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 31. 
 
Categories in the contest include general ranch life, calves, cow-calf pairs, females, bulls, summer pasture, fall pasture, winter pasture and spring pasture. Cash prizes of $100 will be awarded to the winner of each category. All entries must include a minimum of one Red Angus animal.
The Junior Red Angus Association (JRA) will host an online auction for the 1979-edition of the Bonsma Lectures. Bidding for the out-of-print, hard-cover lectures will open Friday, Oct. 3 and close Saturday, Oct. 4 at 5 p.m.
 
Dr. Jan Bonsma was an internationally known livestock scholar and ecologist. He was known for his study of the relation between the visual evaluation of cattle and the animal’s fertile efficiency.