Press Releases

While Red Angus cattle have earned a solid reputation as being the commercial producers’ breed of choice when building a profitable cowherd, the true versatility of Red Angus is shown when the steer mates excel in the feed yard and garner substantial premiums when sold on the grid. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) has a storied history of leading the industry in the collection of data points necessary for the further refinement of maternal strengths.

Information shared at the American Society of Animal Science (ASAS) meetings held July 12-16 in Des Moines, Iowa, indicates that Red Angus calves are more highly valued by cattle buyers than other breed types.

The abstract, entitled “Effect of breed on the sale price of beef calves sold through video auctions from 2010 through 2014” (King, et al., J. Anim. Sci. Vol. 93, Suppl. S3-pages 640-641.), contained data on 33,811 lots of calves, totaling 3.3 million head, sold in 116 video auctions.

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) experienced an exciting week at the 47th Annual Beef Improvement Federation (BIF) Research Symposium and Convention in Biloxi, Miss., June 9-12. BIF serves as a means for the research community and industry professionals to come together to meet and discuss important issues surrounding the genetic advancements within the beef industry.
 
Board of Directors
Red Angus was well represented in the newly elected 2015-2016 Board of Directors.

The RAAA Junior Activities Committee is pleased to name each of the following four Junior Red Angus (JRA) members as a recipient of the $1,000 college scholarship.

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) will be welcoming two interns to the National Office this summer: Kari Ludvigson of Cushing, Iowa and Sage LeBlanc of Bozeman, Mont.

The internship program is a great opportunity for college students to receive real-world experience and work ethic that will greatly benefit them in the future. The interns will be working closely with the RAAA Marketing Team members while traveling across the country attending sales, visiting ranches and organizing producer meetings.

There is no better time than now to take advantage of the changing dynamics in the beef industry by attending the first-ever Red Angus Summit. Whether you are a seedstock or commercial cattleman, you will benefit from this unique opportunity to be exposed to industry leaders and experts that will influence your decisions in the future.

Cow-calf producers and feeders utilizing the Red Angus Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) are continuing to find more price discovery for their cattle in today’s competitive market. The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) and Tyson Fresh Meats Inc. have released new enhancements to the Choice+ performance-based grid, designed exclusively to pay premiums for cattle enrolled in the FCCP.

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) is pleased to announce the hire of Kimberly Anderson Heller, Ph.D., of Clarion, Iowa, as the new Junior Programs Coordinator.
Red Angus juniors from across the country came together Jan.
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.