Press Releases

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.
Red Angus producers from Texas to Montana reported 954 head of Red Angus cattle that reached tremendous yield and quality combinations earning them the title of Grid Master in 2014.
The Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) welcomes Harold Bertz as its new Director of Business Development. A Missouri native, Bertz will play an integral role in increasing the demand for Red Angus genetics. 
 
“Harold brings vision and fresh ideas to the Red Angus Association,” said Twig Marston, Association chief executive officer. “He is dedicated to his work, the beef industry and the Red Angus breed.
Chessie Garrett of Justin, Texas, recently joined the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) in the registration department after completing an internship with the Association this summer.
 
Garrett is currently a junior at Tarleton State University in Stephenville, Texas, where she is pursuing a degree in animal science and is an active member of Agricultural Communicators of Tomorrow and Block and Bridle. Garrett grew up around a cow-calf operation in Mt.
Each year, members of the Red Angus Association of America (RAAA) elect their fellow breeders to serve the RAAA and continue to advance its mission. This year, members elected Kim Ford, Bertrand, Neb., to serve as the 30th president of the RAAA. 
 
Ford and her husband Scott own and operate Cross Diamond Cattle Co.