Press Releases

New program adds age- and source-verification options; complements FCCP record-breaking program

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) released the new Allied Access marketing program to assist producers utilizing Red Angus in their crossbreeding systems. The new tag program will offer them another option for age and source verification. This is a second-tier to RAAA’s successful Feeder Calf Certification Program (FCCP) that already accommodates USDA age, source and genetic verification for cattle wearing the Red Angus “Yellow Tag.”

Rebecca Mettler of Sanger, Texas, joined the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) this spring as special projects coordinator, a new position created to serve the RAAA’s increased emphasis on data collection as well as the anticipated growth of DNA data processing. Mettler, part of the Member Services team, handles member-submitted DNA samples and answers related questions for Red Angus members.

Chelsea Tomascik of Cameron, Texas, recently joined the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) Marketing Team as marketing programs coordinator, and will play an integral role in adding value to Red Angus customers’ product.

Cattle producers across the nation pooled their resources to help the All American Beef Battalion (AABB) feed steaks to our soldiers. During the Mile High Classic Red Angus Sale on Sunday, Jan. 8, in Denver, Colo., joint owners of the bull, Crs Diamnd 21 Gun Salute, donated him back to the cause and raised another $24,250 for AABB – totaling nearly $37,000 raised for the project including the bull’s original sale and donations.

Red Angus Association of America releases new EPDs

As the busy bull-buying season approaches, Red Angus stakeholders are now armed with updated selection tools to assist them in bull battery purchases to enhance their own herds’ genetics for long-term productivity and profitability. 

Cattle producers across the nation will honor and support our American troops by raising money to benefit the All American Beef Battalion (AABB) during the Mile High Classic Red Angus Sale on Sunday, Jan. 8, 4 p.m., during the National Western Stock Show (NWSS) in Denver, Colo. All proceeds from the sale of Crs Diamnd 21 Gun Salute (RAAA #1402318) will be donated to AABB.

The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) honored members and industry friends at the 2011 Red Angus National Convention held in Durham, N.C., Sept. 15-16. Complete press releases on each of the award winners are available by clicking on the award name. Photos are available as indicated.

Red Angus producers share ideas for profitability, commend successes

While seedstock producers are often in direct competition with fellow breeders to gain market share, they also harbor a spirit of cooperation that brings them together for the betterment of their breed. On Sept. 15–16, Red Angus breeders convened in Durham, N.C., to share marketing ideas, conduct business and celebrate the year’s successes at the Red Angus Association of America’s (RAAA) 58th National Convention.

Note to Editors:

The following producers and feeders were awarded 2011 Grid Master Awards. Complete press releases are available on each of the following. Click on the producers name to move to that press release. Individual photos are available as indicated.

Red Angus producers meet the challenge to producer higher carcass quality

Red Angus ranches and feeders achieved a new level of excellence this year as an outstanding 64 loads of cattle – over 2,500 head – reached tremendous yield and quality combinations to earn Grid Master status.