Press Releases

Denton, Texas – Twig Marston, CEO Red Angus Association of America, announced today that Beth Gaines has been hired to fill the role as the Communications Coordinator. 

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 Orlando, Fla., 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 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.

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.
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.