Press Releases

Grapevine, Texas - Recognizing contributions to the breed and the continued pursuit of excellence, Hall Red Angus Ranch, Stapleton, Nebraska, was honored as 2015 Pioneer Breeder of the Year at the 2015 Red Angus Association of America National Convention, Sept., 9-11, 2015. Kyle Gilchrist, Douds, Iowa, who has served as the auctioneer for the family’s annual production sale, made the awards presentation.

Grapevine, Texas - Recognizing the importance and value of the commercial cattle producer, Wagonhound Land and Livestock, Douglas, Wyoming, was honored as the 2015 Commercial Producer of the Year at the 2015 Red Angus Association of America National Convention. Craig Bieber, Leola, South Dakota, made the presentation. Ranch owner Art Nicholas and ranch manager Dustin Ewing accepted the award.

Grapevine, Texas - Recognizing a long history of tradition and excellence, the Indian Canyon Ranch, Lamesa, Texas, was presented with the Commercial Producer of the Year award at the 2015 Red Angus Association of America National Convention on Wednesday, Sept. 9. Donnell Brown, Throckmorton, Texas, made the presentation. Ranch owners John and Elizabeth Boswell and Patricia and Clyde McCall were on hand to accept the award.

Grapevine, Texas - Recognizing the contributions to the Red Angus breed and the continued pursuit of excellence, Hueftle Cattle Co., Neil and Anita Hueftle, Cozad, Nebraska, were honored as 2015 Breeder of the Year at the 2015 Red Angus Association of America National Convention. Lee Leachman, Ft. Collins, Colorado, made the presentation.

Denton, Texas – Commercial cattlemen are encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to hear from industry experts on a variety of topics at the Commercial Cattlemen’s Symposium Sept. 9, 2015. The one-day educational conference is held in conjunction with the Red Angus Association of America National Convention Sept. 9-11 in Grapevine at the Great Wolf Lodge,100 Great Wolf Drive.

Red Angus Association of America CEO Twig Marston noted that the diverse line up of speakers would provide cattlemen valuable information during the educational seminar. 

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.