Press Releases

Each summer, National Junior Red Angus (JRA) members from across the United States and Canada have the opportunity to build friendships, gain industry knowledge, and communication skills during the annual summer Round-Up. The 2014 event – themed “California Dreamin’” – took place June 24-28 in Sacramento, Calif.

The weeklong event is not just a chance to meet breeders and travel the country. It combines cattle tours, educational programs, Junior Board elections and a variety of educational contests.

Members of the National Junior Red Angus Association (JRA) recently elected six young men and women to represent the Red Angus breed as the National JRA Board of Directors. Elections were conducted during the JRA annual business meeting held during the 2014 Round-Up event June 28 at McPhee Red Angus in Lodi, Calif.

The 2014-2015 JRA Board of Directors are: Rachel Davis, Montpelier, Va.; Kevin Tlach, Britt, Iowa; John Nelson, Chickasha, Okla.; Jaclyn Ketchum, Plevna, Mont.; Anna Miller, Linden, Calif.; and Madelyn Mushrush, Strong City, Kan.

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) was well represented at the 46th annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention in Lincoln, Neb., June 18-21. At the end of the annual meeting, BIF leaders changed hands and elected the 2014-2015 Board of Directors. Craig Bieber of Leola, S.D., and Joe Mushrush of Strong City, Kan., will assume new roles within the federation. 

Schuler Red Angus of Bridgeport, Neb., was named the 2014 Seedstock Producer of the Year at the 46th annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention held June 18-21, in Lincoln, Neb.

Located in the panhandle of western Nebraska, Schuler Red Angus was founded in 1959 by Darrell and Mary Lou Schuler. In 1976, they started a registered Red Angus herd to develop genetics for the ranch’s commercial herd and provide seedstock for neighboring ranches.

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is pleased to welcome the addition of its new registry specialist, Lori Ireland.

Red Angus cattlemen and women are gearing up to head to Savannah, Ga., Sept. 10-13 for the 61st Annual Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) National Convention. Themed – “Hospitality in the Deep South” – the three-day event will be held at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront.

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is pleased to announce the addition of its new commercial marketing specialist, Barrett Carlisle. Carlisle will join forces with the RAAA commercial marketing team to ensure Red Angus customers of a successful product.

A Texas native, Carlisle received an associate degree in agricultural business from Butler Community College, El Dorado, Kan., and his bachelor’s degree in animal sciences and industry with an agricultural business option from Kansas State University.  

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is pleased to announce the addition of its new media and public relations coordinator, Laurin Spraberry. A Texas native, Spraberry will play an essential role in the Association’s communications efforts. 

Spraberry was raised in Anson, Texas, where she was actively involved in her family’s stocker and feeder cattle operation. Spraberry recently earned her bachelor’s degree in agricultural communications from Texas Tech University. 

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is pleased to announce the addition of its new member services specialist, Katie Teague. A Tennessee native, Teague will play an essential role in handling the association’s membership department. 

Teague was raised in Shelbyville, Tenn., where she showed and judged all species of livestock. She earned her bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics and business from the University of Tennessee and her master’s degree from Kansas State University in agricultural economics. 

Producers and feeders can now step through open marketing doors and garner premiums for supplying a predictable, quality product that traces back to the Red Angus genetics and the ranch of origin. Tyson Fresh Foods recently released the Choice+ performance-based grid designed exclusively to pay premiums for cattle enrolled in the Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP).